Nov. 28 Obituaries
Published Nov 28, 2012 at 6:00 am (Updated Nov 30, 2012 at 10:37 am)
Owner, operator of beauty salon
Gladys Abbadini, 83, of Waynesburg, formerly of Fredericktown, Deemston Borough, died Monday, November 26, 2012.
She was born December 30, 1928, in West Virginia, a daughter of the late Walter and Elizabeth Brant Platter.
Mrs. Abbadini attended California High School and Pittsburgh Beauty Academy.
For many years, she owned and operated Gladys Abbadini’s Beauty Salon in Fredericktown.
She was a lifelong member of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church of Fredericktown.
Mrs. Abbadini was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family.
On June 28, 1947, she married Robert J. Abbadini, who survives.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two sons, Joseph Abbadini and wife Donna of Cokeburg and Leonard Abbadini and wife Lou Ann of Waynesburg; a daughter, Theresa (Teri) Hoyle and husband Jim of Clarksville; 11 grandchildren, Jeff (Tonya) Abbadini, Jerred (Anita) Abbadini, Lenny (Jennifer) Abbadini, Lowell Abbadini, Linda (Dave) Donely, Lindsay (Vince) Kozlowski, Lucas Abbadini, Leah (Paul) Abbadini, Lauren Abbadini, Jimmy (Amy) Hoyle and Jamie (Dave) Carter; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Platter of Virginia Beach, Va.; three sisters, Dolores Tennant of Brownsville, Betty Buzzelli of Warren, Ohio, and Evelyn Hrabak of Perryopolis; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to her parents, are a daughter, Linda Abbadini, who died January 5, 1960; four brothers, George, Harry, Walter and Glenn Platter; and three sisters, Elsie Danko, Doris Lincoski and Hazel Farkas.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Greenlee Funeral Home, 42 Bank Street at Crawford Road, Fredericktown, where a prayer service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, November 30, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Fredericktown, with the Rev. Paul Grunebach as celebrant. Entombment will be in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Fredericktown American Legion, Hanson Cole Post 391, Honor Guard, Box 517, Fredericktown, PA 15333. A guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
Additional information was received for the obituary of Milo Briggs, published Monday.
Full military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 175, Washington.
A graveside service for Linda Lou Floflygen, who died November 21, 2012, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 30, in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township.
Allen R. Hill Jr.
Truck driver, hoist operator
Allen R. “Buddy” Hill Jr., 58, of Wind Ridge, died at 10:10 p.m. Monday, November 26, 2012, in his home, after battling a cancer-related illness for the past three years.
He was born December 8, 1953, in Waynesburg, a son of Faye M. Lohr Hill Wilson of Brownsville and the late Allen Ralph Hill Sr.
Mr. Hill had resided in Cameron, W.Va., prior to moving to Richhill Township, Greene County, in 1985.
He was a member of Rogersville Christian Church and was a 1972 graduate of West Greene High School.
Mr. Hill was a member of Waynesburg Moose Lodge.
He was a former employee of Ireland Mine at Moundsville, W.Va., a truck driver for Ryan Homes and Coastal Tank Lines and was employed as an outside hoist operator for Consol Energy at Bailey Mine prior to retiring in June 2010 because of ill health.
Mr. Hill and his wife had owned and operated B&P Landscaping since 1994, and he enjoyed hobby farming and fun times with his mule and cart.
On June 3, 1972, he married Pamela L. Whyte, who survives.
Also surviving, in addition to his mother and wife, are a son, Chad, husband of Misty Hill of Wind Ridge; a daughter, Tammy, wife of Master Sgt. Charles Jacobs of Andrews Air Force Base, Md.; two sisters, Donna Brown, companion of Bruce Henevich of Wind Ridge, and Janet, wife of Louis Hunyady of Brownsville; five grandchildren, Kiya and Asia Jacobs and Maelynn, Landen and Kenzlee Hill; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to his father, are his stepfather, Elza C. “Dode” Wilson; a brother, Michael Hill; and a sister, Debra Sue Hill, who died in infancy.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences at www.rushfuneralhomeinc.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville.
John Charles Jolley
Brockway worker enjoyed hunting, square dancing
John Charles Jolley, 92, of Claysville, died Monday, November 26, 2012, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.
He was born June 4, 1920, in Buffalo Township, a son of Charles B. and Fannie Porter Jolley.
He was a member of First Baptist Church, Claysville.
Mr. Jolley was a glass worker for Brockway Glass, Washington.
He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Windy Gap Friendship Club, and he enjoyed hunting, trapping and square dancing.
On April 19, 1950, he married Zelda H. Dillie, who died February 5, 2006.
Surviving are a sister, Louise Whitten of Boca Raton, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two brothers, Gaylord and William Jolley, and four sisters, Bertha Buckingham, Velma Sprowls, Mary Fordyce and Bettie Ruth Dillie.
Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Michael H. Heinrich Funeral Home, 219 Main Street, Claysville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 29, with Pastor James Sevon officiating. All services will conclude at the funeral home, with private interment to take place at Claysville Cemetery at a later time. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church, Claysville, or the Claysville Volunteer Fire Department.
W. Joan Mason
Member of First Christian Church in Cameron, W.Va.
W. Joan Mason, 79, of Cameron, W.Va., formerly of Waynesburg, died at 11 a.m. Monday, November 26, 2012, in her home, after being in failing health for the past two years.
She was born April 7, 1933, in Cameron, a daughter of the late George Patrick and Flossie Mae Wellman Finnegan.
Mrs. Mason had resided in the Waynesburg area from 1965 until returning to Cameron in 1993.
She had been a member of First Christian Church in Cameron for more than 50 years and attended Cameron High School.
Mrs. Mason also was a member of Cameron Moose Lodge 591.
She was an employee of the former Cameron Pottery and Buckheimer Leather Factory in Cameron, the former Albert’s Restaurant for 10 years and the former Triangle Hotel, both in Waynesburg. She was employed as a tacker at the former Greenway Shirt Factory for more than 21 years and the former Flushing Shirt Factory for eight years, both in Waynesburg, prior to retiring in 1995.
Surviving are two daughters, Diane McCorkle of McClellandtown and Doris, wife of Rick Lovering of St. Petersburg, Fla.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, John Milton Finnegan of Aurora, Colo.; two sisters, Helen Marling and Nancy Cumpston, both of Cameron; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to her parents, are a daughter, Carrie Beth Durbin; a son, Gary Chester Mason; a grandson, Harry Keith Durbin; five sisters, Patty Jones, Dorothy Druschell, Doris Wood Hunt, Eileen Riggs and Clairetta Finnegan, who died in infancy; and two brothers, George A. Finnegan and Donald Finnegan, who died in infancy.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Mrs. Mason requested donations be made to First Christian Church, Cameron, WV 26033. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Funeral Home Inc. Rogersville. Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences at www.rushfuneralhomeinc.com.
Talon Nicholas Meyer
Talon Nicholas Meyer, stillborn son of Greg and Leah Meyer of Odenton, Md., died Friday, November 23, 2012.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Kenneth and Joanne Meyer of Trafford and Gary and Kathy Cooper of Canonsburg; uncles Brian Meyer of Illesheim, Germany, Greg Cooper of Denver, Colo., and Jon Meyer of Laurel; aunts Erika Arrowood of Nashville, Tenn., and Meghan Meyer of Laurel; and cousins Joshua, Brooke and Sophia, all of Nashville.
A funeral Mass was held in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1283 Odenton Road, Odenton. Interment was in Epiphany Cemetery, Odenton. Memorial donations may be made to AAMC Foundation, 2001 Medical Parkway, Sajak Pavillon, Suite 550, Annapolis, MD 21401, with notation the donation is for the Perinatal Loss Fund. Condolences may be placed at www.hardestyfuneralhome.com.
Donald E. Morgan
U.S. Navy veteran was retired coal miner
Donald E. Morgan, 76, of Lawrence, died Friday, November 23, 2012, in Townview Health and Rehabilitation Center, Canonsburg.
He was born April 9, 1936, in Lawrence, a son of Michael and Ethel Fereday Morgan.
Mr. Morgan served his country in the U.S. Navy.
Prior to his retirement, he worked as a coal miner. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing and was an avid Pirates fan.
On September 11, 1993, he married Marian Lipski Morgan of Lawrence, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Michael Morgan and wife Susan of Upper St. Clair and Matthew Morgan and wife Joley of Eighty Four; a stepson, David Holliday and wife Debbie of Washington; two daughters, Jennifer Lynn Morgan and partner Kristy of Denver, Colo., and Kelly Morgan and partner Laura Lynn of Mt. Lebanon; a stepdaughter, Tracy Gamble of Canonsburg; a stepson, David Holliday Jr.; two sisters, Jane Stutts of Chicago, Ill., and Pat Chambers and husband Ray of Eighty Four; two grandchildren, Matthew and Kennedy Morgan; four stepgrandchildren, Justin Holliday, Damen Gamble, Timmy Gamble and Erica Holliday; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Michael, Jack and Chuck Morgan; and two sisters, Evelyn Morgan and Ethel Plute.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 Wednesday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, Phillip L. Sollon, director, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 29. Interment will follow in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. Full military rites will be accorded by combined honor guards of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 and American Legion Post 902. Please visit www.sollon.com for additional information and to view and leave condolences.
Blanche Reck, 86, of Meadow Lands, died unexpectedly Tuesday, November 27, 2012, in her home.
Arrangements are incomplete and are entrusted to Salandra Funeral Service Inc., 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.
Patricia Louise Silver
Played organ, enjoyed music, animals, family
Patricia Louise Silver, 76, of Charleroi, died Monday, November 26, 2012, in Washington Hospital.
She was born June 23, 1936, a daughter of the late Ross and Hazel Deprosky Batson.
Mrs. Silver played the organ and enjoyed music, animals and her family.
Surviving are four sons, Robert Silver and wife Kathy of Charleroi, Butch Peters of Tennessee, Dale Peters of Winter Springs, Fla., and James Silver and wife Kim of Canonsburg; a daughter, Beverly Reithmiller of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased is her husband, Nick Silver Jr., who died August 30, 2001.
Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, are two brothers, Robert and Raymond Batson.
Funeral arrangements are private and are under the direction of Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville. A guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
Houston woman was a ‘Rosie the Riveter’
Elizabeth Totterdale, 90, of Houston, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012, in Townview Health & Rehabilitation Center, Canonsburg.
She was born November 22, 1922, a daughter of the late William and Viola Modlinski Laskowski. She had lived in Houston for the past 48 years.
Mrs. Totterdale had been employed as welder, having been a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II at the Norfolk, Va., shipyards. She had last been employed as a secretary at the former RCA plant in Canonsburg.
On March 26, 1949, she married Robert K. Totterdale, who died January 18, 2010.
She is survived by her daughter, Denise L. Totterdale, with whom she made her home; a sister, Katherine (Gordon) Pastovich of Canonsburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to her husband, are five sisters, Eleanor Totterdale, Dorothy and Florence Leskowski, Gertrude Rogers and Dolores Ciehnoski, and four brothers, Edward, Albert, Herman and Theodore Leskowski.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no public visitation or services. Private interment will be in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg, Friday, November 30. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120.
To view or extend condolences, please visit www.salandrafunerals.com.
Daniel Trbovich, 70, died Friday, November 24, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 1, in McConnell Funeral Home, Greenwood, Ark.
Ernie Ray VanPelt
Ernie Ray VanPelt, 43, of Canonsburg, passed away unexpectedly Friday, November 23, 2012, in his home.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Salandra Funeral Service Inc., 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.
Robert Wayne Windsheimer
Robert Wayne Windsheimer, 66, of Weirton, W.Va., formerly of Burgettstown, died unexpectedly Sunday, November 25, 2012.
Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Taucher Funeral Home, Burgettstown. A complete obituary will be announced in a later edition. For more information or to leave a condolence, please visit www.taucherfuneralhome.com.