U.S. Army veteran loved farming
Andrew Bartusiak, 86, of Washington, died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2012, in Donnell House, Washington.
He was born March 1, 1926, on his family farm in Canton Township (Washington), a son of the late Andrew Sr. and Alexandria Sawchuck Bartusiak.
Mr. Bartusiak was a member of St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Canonsburg and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Washington.
He was a graduate of Trinity High School and had attended the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State University and Duquesne University.
Mr. Bartusiak was employed for 25 years as a veterans representative for the State Employment Office until his retirement.
The love of his life was farming, hunting and fishing, but most special to him were great times spent with his family and grandchildren and their many sports he shared with them. He cherished them to the fullest.
Mr. Bartusiak served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175, AIMS and the Pennsylvania State Employees Association.
On July 4, 1953, he married Marian Kuzy Bartusiak, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Dr. Robert Andrew (Susan) Bartusiak of Upper St. Clair and children Jenna Marlo (Lucas) Feldmeier of Houston, Texas, and Alexa Jo Bartusiak of Upper St. Clair; a son, Dr. Barry Franklyn (Kristi) Bartusiak of Upper St. Clair and children Andrew Alexander Bartusiak, Taylor Jo Bartusiak, Madison Grace Bartusiak and Brady Franklyn Bartusiak, all of Upper St. Clair; two nieces, Dr. Sandy Reichert (Dr. Fred) Ciarrochi of Dallas, Texas, and Dr. Carol Jean Reichert (Dr. Kurt) Boggs of Prescott, Ariz.; and three nephews, George (Diana) Cherpas of Spartanburg, S.C., David Cherpas of Akron, Ohio, and Mark (Cindy) Subrick of Washington.
Deceased are three sisters, Anna Cherpas, Stella Reichert and Helen Subrick.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Warco-Falvo Funeral Home Inc., Wilson at E. Katherine avenues, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director. A prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, December 3, in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Washington, with the Rev. Father Paul Taylor of St. Vincent College as celebrant. Entombment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery Mausoleum, Peters Township. Full military rites will be accorded by American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 and the U.S. Army. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Citizens Library, 55 South College Street, Washington PA 15301. Condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com.
Sarah Mary Bucciarelli
74-year member of First Christian Church
Sarah Mary Bucciarelli, 86, of Waynesburg, died at 9:10 a.m. Thursday, November 29, 2012, in Donnell House, Washington, after a one-year struggle with leukemia.
She was born Sunday, June 20, 1926, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late James and Julia I. Black Bucciarelli.
Ms. Bucciarelli was a 74-year member of First Christian Church in Waynesburg, where she used to sing in the choir.
She was a 1945 graduate of Waynesburg High School and was a member of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly. When her health permitted, she enjoyed oil painting, gardening, reading and singing for weddings and funerals. For three years, she worked for Greene County Credit Union. She then worked for the former South Penn Telephone Co. and later Mid-Penn Telephone Co. and retired in 1989 under the Alltel Telephone Co., having worked for a total of 40 years collecting bills and taking orders.
Surviving are three sisters, Helen J. Bucciarelli and Martha M. Smoljanovich, both of Waynesburg, and Theresa Shafer of Dale City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a sister, Julia Fisher, and a brother, Vincent Bucciarelli
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, December 3, with Mike Hasselbring as the minister. Burial will be in Green Mount Cemetery, Waynesburg. The family suggest memorials to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Western Pa.-WV Chapter, Riverwalk Corporation Centre, 333 East Carson Street, Suite 441, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or Hospice Care of the Washington Hospital, Washington Hospital Foundation for the Donnell House, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301. Information is at www.milliken-throckmortonfh.com.
Cheryl A. Day
Greene Co. Country Club member loved Vegas
Cheryl A. Day, 65, of Waynesburg, died at 10:45 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2012, in Donnell House, Washington, after a nine-month illness.
She was born September 7, 1947, in Marlboro, Mass., a daughter of the late John and Edna L. Walcott Rodrigues.
Mrs. Day was a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s Academy in Fall River, Mass.
She was employed as a senior accounting clerk for Baker Mine Service in Waynesburg and at Eimco Coal Machinery Inc. in Fairmont, W.Va., until her retirement.
Mrs. Day loved to play golf and was a member of Greene County Country Club. She also loved going to Las Vegas with her family and friends.
On August 21, 1998, in Las Vegas, she married Thomas J. Day, who survives.
Also surviving are four daughters, Deborah A. (John) Schuldes of Weaverville, N.C., Karen M. Culp of Bethel Park and Shorey (Jeff) Taylor and Carcy (Matt) Mossman, both of Dublin, Ohio; two sons, Don Culp of Beallsville and Tom (Michelle) Day of Washington; two brothers, John W. (Catherine) Rodrigues and Mark P. Rodrigues, both of Tiverton, R.I.; 15 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She will be sadly missed by her loving family and her many, many loving friends.
Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Warco-Falvo Funeral Home Inc., Wilson at East Katherine avenues, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director. Those wishing to attend a celebration of her life will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 2, in Washington Elks Lodge 776, East Maiden Street, Washington. Services and burial will be at held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Donnell House in care of Hospice Care of the Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301, or to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com.
Sareta D. Garetson
First Assembly of God member
Sareta D. Garetson, 83, of Waynesburg, died Thursday, November 29, 2012, in Golden Living Center in Waynesburg.
She was born December 23, 1928, in Waynesburg, a daughter of the late Paul Campbell and Evelyn Eddy.
She was a graduate of Waynesburg High School.
She was a former resident of Traverse City, Mich. She lived for the past 28 years in Waynesburg, where she was a member of First Assembly of God.
Surviving are seven children, Rick Caperton of Anderson, S.C., Doug Caperton of Bonita Springs, Fla., Dirk Caperton of Idaho, Rich Garetson of Waynesburg, Tina Tuggle of Waynesburg, Marcia Weber of Ravenna, Ohio, and Chris Garetson of Waynesburg; 23 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three sons, Christopher, Steve and Mark Caperton.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the time of services, Sunday, December 2, in Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 182 West High Street, Waynesburg, with the Rev. Richard O. Ritenour officiating. Burial will follow in Oakmont Cemetery, Waynesburg. Condolences may be offered at www.behmfh.com.
Korean War-era U.S. Army veteran
John “Joed” Haddad, 81, of Bentleyville, died unexpectedly Friday, November 30, 2012, in his home.
He was born February 6, 1931, in Bentleyville, a son of John and Jennie Mahfood Haddad.
He was a 1949 graduate of Bentleyville High School and attended Penn Commercial Business School in Washington.
A veteran, Mr. Haddad served during the Korean War with the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954.
He worked for A&P in Monongahela until 1979 and then Foodland in Bethel Park from 1979 to 1992. At the time of his death, he worked at the Giant Eagle in Bentleyville.
Mr. Haddad was a member of St. Michael’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, Monessen, American Legion Post 165 in Bentleyville and the former Veterans of Foreign Wars in Bentleyville.
Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Wanda Leaver Haddad; two sons, Joed Haddad (Rachael) of South Park and Thomas Haddad of Moon Township; two grandchildren, Eli and Maurie Haddad; a sister, Jennie Braun of Santa Monica, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a brother, Louis E. Haddad, and sisters Eleanor Wright, Genevieve Essey and Minnie Koltash.
Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, 724-239-2255, where family and friends will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, December 4, followed at 10 a.m. by a funeral service in St. Michael’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1201 Patton Avenue, Monessen, with Father Fred Pfeil as celebrant. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with graveside military rites by American Legion Post 165. Visit www.thompson-marodi.com to leave a condolence message, order flowers and share photos.
Patricia A. Rodenski
Patricia A. Rodenski, 71, of Washington, died Thursday, November 29, 2012.
Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Hummell & Jones Funeral Home, Washington. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.
Joseph J. Wehar
Joseph J. Wehar, 88, of Bethel Park, died Thursday, November 29, 2012.
He was the beloved husband of Donna; loving father of Joseph (Ann) Wehar Jr., Catherine (Phillip) Didion, Linda (Daniel) Coyle, James (Susan) Wehar, Carol (David) Miller and Glenn (Kathryn) Wehar; cherished grandfather of David, Stephen, Emily, Phillip, Ashley, Laura, Andrew, Michael, Lauren and Annie; beloved great-grandfather of Kayden and Kennedy; and brother of Frank Wehar Jr., Lawrence Wehar, Agnes Lewandowski, Louis (Marlene) Wehar and the late Andrew, Jacob, Robert and Rita.
Mr. Wehar was a U.S. Army veteran during World War II, receiving three bronze stars for his service in the European, African and Middle Eastern campaigns.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel, 5570 Library Road, Bethel Park. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday, December 3, in St. Germaine Church, Bethel Park. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township. The family suggests donations in Mr. Wehar’s memory be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh PA, 15237. www.henneyfuneralhome.com
Richard F. Weishner
Richard F. Weishner, 91, of Houston, died Thursday, November 29, 2012, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.
Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Warco-Falvo Funeral Home Inc., Washington. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.