Dec. 5

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Kathleen Capo


Animal shelter volunteer owned Capo Photography


Kathleen Capo, 60, of Washington, went to be with the Lord Monday, December 3, 2012, in Washington Hospital, with her children at her bedside.


She was born October 21, 1952, in Canonsburg, a daughter of the late Michael Sekura and Elizabeth Tullis Sekura.


Mrs. Capo worked at Sheehan’s Photo and then was self-employed at Kathy Capo Photography for 20 years.


She was a member of Lone Pine Christian Church and a former, active volunteer for Washington Area Humane Society.


Her husband, John Capo, died July 11, 2012.


Surviving are two sons, Johnny Capo (Cortney) and Christian Capo; two daughters, Melissa Capo Fahey and Kristy Haught Miklic (David); two brothers, Jack of Erie and Thomas of Washington; a sister, Betty L. of Washington; grandchildren Shawn and Ethan Fahey, Kendle Haught and Liliana Capo; and many nieces, nephews and loving family members.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, December 7. Burial will follow in Lone Pine Cemetery. Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


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Linn Frank Hamilton


Fifth-generation dairy farmer


Linn Frank Hamilton, 76, formally of Western Avenue, Houston, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2012, in Cottingham Retirement Community, Cincinnati, Ohio.


Mr. Hamilton was born May 28, 1936, in Washington, a son of the late James Taggart and Jeanette Cummings Hamilton.


On April 26, 1965, he married Louise Ann Lemme, who preceded him in death June 1, 2003.


Mr. Hamilton was a fifth-generation dairy farmer and, for 20 years, he operated the family dairy farm located in Washington County. He was passionate about the plight of the local dairy farmer. Before taking over the family farm, he managed the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Office in Crawford County from 1968 to 1980. In 2009, he retired from Quest Diagnostic, where he had been employed as a medical courier.


He graduated from Washington & Jefferson College, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in liberal arts. He furthered his education by earning a master’s degree in political science from Edinboro University. An arts enthusiast, he was an avid poet and loved Mozart and playing the piano.


Mr. Hamilton is survived by a daughter, Lisa M. Whitehouse and husband Richard of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; a son, James D. Hamilton and wife Katherine of Cincinnati; and a granddaughter, Eleanor Hamilton.


In addition to his parents and his wife, Louise, of 38 years, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ben and David Hamilton.


Family and friends are invited from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut Street, Meadville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 8, with Dave Derby officiating. Interment will take place in St. Brigid Cemetery, West Mead Township. Share condolences at www.miznerfuneralhome.com.


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Lois Kinnan Kildow


Member of Washington Alliance Church


Lois Kinnan Kildow, 77, of Washington, died Tuesday, December 4, 2012, in Humbert Lane Health Care Centre, South Strabane Township.


She was born December 27, 1935, in Washington County, a daughter of James A. and Almeda Grimm Kinnan.


Mrs. Kildow was a 1953 graduate of Washington High School and worked as an administrative assistant for Bell Telephone for 25 years.


She was a member of Washington Alliance Church in Washington and Martha Ministry at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Largo, Fla.


Mrs. Kildow enjoyed cooking and working word puzzles.


On December 31, 1976, she married Thomas H. Kildow, who died September 4, 2008.


Surviving are two brothers, William Kinnan of Indiana and Robert Kinnan of Washington.


Deceased is a brother, James Kinnan.


Friends will be received from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the hour of service, Friday, December 7, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with Dr. Thomas Kinnan and the Rev. William Kinnan Jr. co-officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


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Jerome Pompei


Jerome Pompei, 88, of Finleyville, died Tuesday morning, December 4, 2012, in Standish’s Assisted Living, Amwell Township.


Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville. A complete obituary and funeral arrangments will be published in a later edition.


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Joseph Thomas Poye


Worked for Washington Tool and Machine


Joseph Thomas Poye, 69, of Middletown, Md., died Monday, December 3, 2012, in Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md.


He was born March 1, 1943, in Bentleyville, a son of the late Anton and Justina Shuster Poye.


Mr. Poye was a 1961 graduate of Ellsworth High School.


He formerly worked for Washington Tool and Machine as a machinist.


Mr. Poye attended St. James Church in Boonsboro, Md., and was a former member of Knights of Columbus.


On January 15, 1964, in Greensburg, he married Joyce Zilka, who survives.


Also surviving are four children, Steven A. Poye (Maria) of Washington, Joseph T. Poye (Kwang) of Bel Air, Md., Michelle Poye-Seal (Jason) of Boonsboro, Md., and Gina Lindsey (Donald) of Middletown; eight grandchildren, Kayleigh, Emily, Andrew and Lauren Poye, Dylan and Connor Seal and Hannah and Olivia Lindsey; a great-granddaughter, Ellie Rose; four sisters, Mildred Perchinsky (Stephen) of Bentleyville, Mary Striker (William) of Monessen, Joanne Stimmel of Washington and Barbara Keene of Elco; and several nieces and nephews.


Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, 724-239-2255, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, December 7, followed at 10 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial in Ave Maria Parish, Bentleyville, with the Rev. Edward L. Yuhas as celebrant. Visit www.thompson-marodi.com to leave a condolence message, order flowers and share photos.


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Patricia K. Rush


Patricia K. Rush, 62, of Waynesburg, died Tuesday, December 4, 2012.


Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Behm Funeral Homes Inc., Waynesburg.


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Allene R. Tarasuk


Member of Carmichaels Christian Church


Allene R. Tarasuk, 82, of Carmichaels, died Monday, December 3, 2012, in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg.


She was born September 3, 1930, in Crescent Heights, a daughter of the late Norman and Wilda Lytle Cunningham.


Ms. Tarasuk had worked at the former Pratt Personal Care Home in Carmichaels. She lived in the Poland Mines, Dilliner and Mather areas before moving to Carmichaels.


She was a member of Carmichaels Christian Church.


Surviving are several nieces and nephews.


Deceased are three sisters, Marjorie Whoolery, Norma Jean Swartz and Joyce June Taylor.


Private services are under the direction of Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor. Condolences may be expressed at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.


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Margaret Voytasek


Margaret Voytasek, 93, of Rices Landing, died Tuesday, December 4, 2012, in Nevaeh Cove, Charleroi.


Arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Behm Funeral Home Inc., Jefferson. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.


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Geraldine L. Skowirski Ward-Statler


Mayview State Hospital retiree


Geraldine L. Skowirski Ward-Statler, 79, of Canonsburg, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, December 1, 2012, in her home, surrounded by her family.


She was born August 27, 1933, in Canonsburg, a daughter of the late George and Helen Olshock Skowirski.


Mrs. Statler lived most of her life in Canonsburg.


She was Catholic.


Mrs. Statler retired from Mayview State Hospital.


Surviving are her loving companion for more than 40 years, Richard Donella; a son, Mark (Patty) Ward III; daughters Marsha (Fred) Tonti and Melanie (Greg) Holtz, all of Canonsburg; five grandchildren, Mark D. Ward IV, Shelby Tonti, Zachary Tonti, Jeremy (Abbey) Chambers and Tiffany Chambers; two stepgrandchildren, Andrew Chappo and April Thompson; two great-grandchildren, Kylie Chambers and Luke Chambers Fritz; a sister, Tessie Radosy; and several nieces and nephews.


Deceased are two sisters, Adele Buncic and Lorraine Doheny.


Friends are welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday 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 11 a.m. Thursday, December 6. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. To view or extend condolences, please visit www.salandrafunerals.com.


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