Nov. 29

November 28, 2012

Andrew Duncan Berryman

Beloved son and brother

Andrew Duncan Berryman, 21, of Waynesburg, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012, in UPMC-Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh, following an auto accident.

He was born May 4, 1991, in West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va., a son of Duncan and Deanne Berryman of Waynesburg.

Mr. Berryman was a 2010 graduate of Waynesburg Central High School.

He was an employee of GMS Mine Repair and Maintenance.

Mr. Berryman was known for his big heart and contagious smile. He was a kind and loving person who cared deeply for his family and friends. He continued this tradition after passing by being an organ donor.

He enjoyed snowboarding, fishing and boating.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a brother, Allen Berryman of Waynesburg, and his maternal grandparents, James and Shirley Fowkes of Richeyville.

He will be truly missed by several aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and his beloved dog, Gypsy.

Deceased are his grandparents, John and Mary Berryman of Waynesburg.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 182 West High Street, Waynesburg, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 1, with Pastor Paul W. Salosky Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Humane Society of Greene County, 183 Jefferson Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370. Condolences may be offered at


Milo Briggs

Additional information has been received for the obituary of for Milo ”Mike” Briggs, published Tuesday.

Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 175 of Washington.


Linda Lou Foflygen

A graveside service for Linda Lou Foflygen, who died November 21, 2012, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 30, in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township.


Sharon Elaine Gilliam

Enjoyed spending time with her children

Sharon Elaine Gilliam, 47, of Houston, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012, in Canonsburg General Hospital, with her family by her side.

She was born November 23, 1965, in Canonsburg, a daughter of Norman Bates and Nancy Dent, both of Houston.

Ms. Gilliam had attended high school in Georgia and Penn Commercial in Washington for medical billing and coding.

She enjoyed watching movies, amusement parks and spending time with her children.

Surviving are three children, Daniel Bell, Amber Lasenby-Gibson (Devin) and Ian Gilliam, all of Houston; four brothers, Daniel “Winky” Bates, Norman Bates II and Gary Bates, all of Houston, and James Bates of Fayetteville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 30, in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, PA 15342. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the funeral home. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at


Constance L. Paro

Loved to read and bowl

Constance L. “Connie” Paro, 70, of Donora, died Friday, November 16, 2012, in Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Pittsburgh.

She was born August 4, 1942, in New Eagle, a daughter of the late Anthony G. “Toby” and Helen Stima Paro.

Ms. Paro was retired as a legal secretary, having worked for various attorneys throughout the Mon Valley area.

She was a member of St. Michael’s Byzantine Church in Donora.

A 1960 graduate of Donora High School, she was active with her class reunions.

Ms. Paro loved to read, especially books written by her favorite author, Ian Fleming. She loved to bowl.

Deceased, in addition to her parents, are a brother, Anthony “Tony” Paro, and a nephew, Guy Trozzo.

Surviving are a daughter, Jennifer Panepinto of Loveland, Ohio; two grandchildren, Domenic and Giovanna; two sisters, Helene (Frank) Cicconi of Phoenix, Ariz., and Marie Trozzo of Donora; and nieces and nephews Nicki, Anastacia, Craig, Sadie, Rachael, Mary, Peter and Charles.

Burial will be private. A Liturgy will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 1, followed by lunch, in St. Michael’s social hall, Donora. Memorials may be made in her name to Donora Public Library. Family and friends may view the obituary and offer condolences at


Blanche Reck

Member of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church

Blanche Reck, 86, of Meadow Lands, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, November 27, 2012, in her home.

She was born March 10, 1926, in Canonsburg, a daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Polewski Brezinski.

Mrs. Reck lived in Meadow Lands for the past 65 years, where she was a member of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church. She had been a 50-year member of the Christian Mothers and Guild.

She attended St. Genevieve Church school in Canonsburg.

Mrs. Reck was a homemaker who enjoyed bingo, playing cards and the slots.

She was a member of KSKJ and Polish Alliance and was a member and past president of Chartiers Senior Citizens.

Mrs. Reck will always be remembered for her wittiness and sense of humor.

On June 21, 1947, she married Louis Reck, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Louis (Pam) Reck of Charlottesville, Va., and Chester (Michele) Reck of Oil City; three grandchildren, McKenzie, Jessica and Travis; a great-granddaughter, Macy; and several nieces and nephews.

She was the last of her immediate family.

Deceased are a brother, Chester “Chippy” Brezinski, and a sister, Martha Brezinski.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, November 30. A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, November 30, in Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, Meadow Lands. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township. The Christian Mothers and Guild of Miraculous Medal Church will recite the rosary at 3 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests any memorial contributions be made to Christian Mothers and Guild. To view or extend condolences, please visit


June Enrichetta Rupani

Cherished sister and aunt

June Enrichetta Rupani, 77, resident of Allegheny Valley School Pittsburgh Campus, formerly of Bulger, passed peacefully Tuesday, November 27, 2012, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

She was born August 21, 1935, in Erie Mine, a daughter of the late Armando and Elma Jouret Rupani.

Ms. Rupani was a member of St. Ann Church in Bulger and the Ladies Guild.

She worked at Opportunities Center at The Arc in Washington.

Ms. Rupani enjoyed crocheting and recently won First Prize Blue Ribbon for her afghan at the Hookstown County Fair and competed in the Special Olympics.

She was a cherished sister, aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt.

Surviving are a brother, Charles B. (Irene) Rupani of Bulger; a twin sister, Jean Martin of Bulger; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 30, in Taucher Funeral Home, 23 Erie Mine Road, Burgettstown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 1, in St. Ann Church, Bulger, with the Rev. Bob Staszewski as celebrant. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Burgettstown. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Allegheny Valley School, Pittsburgh Campus, Building 5. For further information and condolences, please visit


Ernie Ray Van Pelt

Enjoyed playing guitar and writing music

Ernie Ray Van Pelt, 43, of Canonsburg, passed away unexpectedly Friday, November 23, 2012, in his home.

He was born on March 1, 1969, in Greene County, a son of the late Howard and Nancy Luckey Van Pelt.

Mr. Van Pelt was Protestant.

He lived most of his life in Canonsburg.

Mr. Van Pelt enjoyed watching “The Dukes of Hazzard,” listening to Elvis’ music, playing his guitar, writing music, going for coffee in the community and going to dances and parties, but especially spending time with his brother and aunt and uncle.

Surviving are a brother, Howard Van Pelt, and aunt and uncle, Clyde and Josephine Luckey.

Friends are welcome from 10 a.m. to noon, the time of service, Friday, November 30, in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, with the Rev. Steven Parkhill officiating. Interment will be private. To view or extend condolences, please visit


Robert Wayne Windsheimer

Vietnam veteran enjoyed fishing

Robert Wayne Windsheimer, 66, of Weirton, W.Va., formerly of Burgettstown, died unexpectedly Sunday, November 25, 2012, in Weirton.

He was born December 31, 1945, in Canonsburg, a son of the late Karl and Alma Slopek Windsheimer.

Mr. Windsheimer worked as a carpenter.

He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Slovan Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Windsheimer enjoyed fishing, watching old movies and listening to country music.

Surviving are four children, Rebecca (Carl) Sutherland of Beallsville, Bobbi Jo (Fred) Six of Burton, W.Va., Robert (Laura) Windsheimer of Canonsburg and William (Tracy) Windsheimer of Westland; three brothers, Ken (Judy) Windsheimer of Pittsburgh, Ronald (Joann) Windsheimer of Bridgeville and Arthur (Darlene) Windsheimer of Oakdale; three sisters, Shirley (Joseph) Bender of Burgettstown, Jean Matesic of Washington and Iris (Pete) Mirich of Burgettstown; 12 grandchildren, Joshua and Caitlin Sutherland, Hunter and Tanner Six, Mitchell, Sebastian, Nathan, Liam, Brittany and Hannah Windsheimer and David and Anthony Higgins; and many nieces and nephews.

Deceased are a brother, Richard Windsheimer, and a brother-in-law, Sam Matesic.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Taucher Funeral Home, Burgettstown. For further information or to leave condolences, please visit



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