Hildegard L. Wenz Amuso
Peters Township resident
Hildegard L. Wenz Amuso, 89, of Peters Township, died Tuesday, December 18, 2012.
She was the beloved wife of the late John; loving mother of Janet L., Michael J. (Robin), Paul H. (Maureen), and Maria R. Amuso; grandmother of Matthew, Aaron (Courtney), Nicholas, Patrick, Bradley and Mary Clare Amuso; and sister of Ingeburg (late Alben) Mockenhaupt and Marguerite (Nevin) Rinamin.
Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-941-3211. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 22, in Ruthfred Lutheran Church, Bethel Park. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Please add or view tributes at www.beinhauer.com.
Tammy Lynn Brooks
Loved her grandchildren and animals
Tammy Lynn Brooks, 49, of Washington, died Tuesday, December 18, 2012, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
She was born July 7, 1963, in Washington, a daughter of Paula Ann Borgia Gullick and the late Dewey Ray Gullick Sr.
Mrs. Brooks attended Trinity and Washington high schools. She worked at the former Elby’s for 17 years, Bob Evans on Oak Spring Road for 15 years and Denny’s for one year.
She attended Friendship Community Church and was a member of the Polish Club. She loved her grandchildren and animals. She also enjoyed gardening.
Mrs. Brooks’ organs were donated and will help multiple recipients.
On April 28, 1981, she married David D. Brooks, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, David (Rebekah) Brooks and Logan (Danielle) Brooks, both of Washington; three brothers, Kenneth Gullick and Dewey Gullick Jr., both of Washington, and David Gullick of Doctors Inlet, Fla.; two sisters, Teresa May of Washington and Mary Bisch of Waynesburg; and three grandchildren, Devin, Siddaly and Levi Brooks.
Friends will be received from noon to 2 and 4 to 6 p.m., the time of service, Saturday, December 22, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with Pastor Rick Bruckner and Pastor Bob Hedges officiating. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Anthony D. Cisson
Former Canonsburg ?resident
Anthony D. Cisson, 88, died at 3:23 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2012, in University Hospital, Las Vegas, Nev.
He was born October 26, 1924, in Canonsburg, a son of Nicholas and Julia Montagna Cisson.
Mr. Cisson worked as a crane operator for 42 years at U.S. Steel, Irvin Works. Upon his retirement, he moved to Las Vegas.
He served in the U.S. Army in World War II as a chaplain assistant.
Mr. Cisson was an avid Steelers fan and liked to be a handyman around the house.
On Spetember 29, 1945, he married Elvera DiYenno, who passed away July 15, 2001.
Surviving are two sons, Kenneth (Sherry) of Houston and Dale of Las Vegas; two daughters, Diane Lombardo of Las Vegas and Kimberly (Dale) Faust of Neville Island; five grandsons, Kirt (Carri) Cisson and Jason (April) Cisson, Anthony and Dean Lombardo and Tyler Faust; and three great-granddaughters, Tesa Danieley, Hailey and Ali Cisson.
Deceased, in addition to his wife, are two brothers, Albert and Dominick Cisson and two sisters, Mary Cornell and Elvira Matalik, an infant sister; and granddaughter, Rachel Faust.
Mr. Cisson was the last of his immediate family.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 22, at Affordable Cremations and Burial Funeral Home in Las Vegas.
In the obituary of William M. Kramer, published Tuesday, misspelled was a grandchild’s name, Ross Jameson Kramer.
H. Edith Creps
H. Edith Creps, 91, of Langeloth, passed away Tuesday morning, December 18, 2012. in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.
She was born November 6, 1921, in Burgettstown, a daughter of the late William A. and Stella Jusevich Muskovich.
Mrs. Creps was a Class of 1941 graduate of Union High School, Burgettstown, and was employed by the Burgettstown Post Office for 17 years as a clerk and letter carrier.
She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Burgettstown, a member of the Eldersville Historical Society and the Burgettstown Senior Citizens Association.
On July 5, 1945, she married Richard H. Creps Sr., who died March 24, 1984.
Surviving are a son, David C. Creps and wife Helen of Perrysburg, Ohio; a daughter, Audrey Yandrich and husband Edward of Atlasburg; six grandchildren, April Yandrich, Amanda, Chad, Sonny, Kristen and Richard Creps III; three great-grandchildren, Richmond, Richart and Hayden Creps; a daughter-in-law, Rita Creps of Burgettstown; a brother, Henry Muskovich of Aliquippa; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceeding her in death, in addition to her parents and husband, are a son, Richard Creps Jr.; a grandson, Edward “Petey” Yandrich; two brothers, Edward and Felix Muskovich; and a sister, Brancia “Brinky” Kucic.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Lee & Martin Funeral, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, December 21, in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. George Moneck, Pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Burgettstown. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or by visiting www.alz.org.
Mary Ann Manfredi Desmond
Mary Ann Manfredi Desmond, 89, of Finleyville, formerly of Washington, died Monday, December 17, 2012.
She was the beloved wife of the late Louis Desmond; dear and devoted friend of Peter Phillips, Gloria Steele and the late John Phillips; and special grandmother of Craig (Chanda), Matthew (Chasity), Heather (Geoff), Logan, Joel, Cadance, Grace and Mia.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Griffith Mortuary Inc., 5636 Brownsville Road, Broughton-Curry-South Park Township. A funeral prayer will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, December 20, in the funeral home, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Nativity Church, South Park Township. The family requests donations in Mrs. Desmond’s name to Hospice Compassus, 811 Washington Avenue, Carnegie, PA 15106. www.griffithmortuary.net
Eric S. Doppelheuer
Member of St. Aloysius R.C. Church
Eric S. Doppelheuer, 79, of Connellsville, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, December 18, 2012.
He was born January 12, 1933, in Connellsville, a son of the late Frank P. and Edna Mae Shaw Doppelheuer.
Mr. Doppelheuer was a lifelong resident of Connellsville and a graduate of Connellsville High School with the Class of 1950.
Prior to his retirement, he worked as a pipe fitter for the Anchor Hocking Corp. Cap Plant in South Connellsville.
He was a social member of the Connellsville Slovak Club.
Mr. Doppelheuer was a member of St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Dunbar and its Holy Name Society.
Surviving are his loving wife of 53 years, Myrna Ann Fitzgerald Doppelheuer; children Dwane Doppelheuer and wife Deborah of Connellsville, Mark Doppelheuer and wife Suzanne of Waynesburg, Tim Doppelheuer and wife Teresa of Bullskin Township and Mary Jo Williams and husband Kenneth of Connellsville; grandchildren Brandon Doppelheuer of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Patrick Williams of Uniontown, Erika and Tyler Doppelheuer, both of Connellsville, Caleigh Williams of Connellsville, Christina Doppelheuer of Connellsville, Pamela Williams of New York and Samuel Williams of Uniontown; stepgreat-grandchildren Sebastian and Aurora Metzger; brothers Paul Doppelheuer and Carl Doppelheuer and wife Joyce, both of Connellsville; and a sister, Louise Johnson and husband Harry of Virginia.
Family and friends will be received from noon to 9 p.m. Thursday in Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 East Green Street, Connellsville, 724-628-1430. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 21, in St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Dunbar, with the Rev. Micah E. Kozoil as celebrant. A committal service and interment will follow in Normalville Cemetery. A parish wake service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, December 20, and the rosary will be recited at 4 p.m., both in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Blind Association or the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Eric S. Doppelheuer. To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
Vivian A. Ray Grillo
Beloved wife, ?loving mother
Vivian A. Ray Grillo, 90, of Scott Township, died Sunday, December 16, 2012.
She was the beloved wife of the late John Grillo; loving mother of John (Gloria) Grillo of Gurnee, Ill., Rosemary (Jeff) Scott of Scott Township and the late George Grillo; mother-in-law of Deborah Grillo of California; sister of Thelma Cardillo of Oakdale; cherished grandmother of John and Mark Grillo, Lee Ann (Zach) Zobrist, Michael Szymkiewicz, Marsha (John) Anderson, Frank (Karli) Grillo and Brian (Christa) Grillo; and great-grandmother of Terynn Grillo, Amelia Zobrist, Jorri and Mason Grillo, Gavin and Nicole Anderson and Austin and Gianna Grillo.
Deceased are 10 brothers and sisters.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Warchol Funeral Home Inc., 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, 412-221-3333, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 20. View and add condolences at www.warcholfuneralhome.com.
Wayne A. Harvey
Loved to build and ride motorcycles
Wayne A. Harvey, 62, of Mt. Morris, died at 8 p.m. Monday, December 17, 2012, at home.
He was born Sunday, December 18, 1949, in Morgantown, W.Va., a son of Patricia Sperandio Harvey Neely and stepfather, Alton Neely of Morgantown, and the late Lewis C. Harvey.
Mr. Harvey was a member of Mt. Morris Gospel Tabernacle Assembly of God.
He was a member of Greene County ABATE and Sacred Bones Society, both motorcycle organizations. He loved to ride and build motorcycles.
Mr. Harvey retired as a mechanic in 2012 from R.M. Manufacturing in Waynesburg.
Surviving is his wife, Carol Seals Harvey, whom he married October 10, 1969.
Also surviving are a daughter and her husband, Heather Harvey (John) Muth of Winchester, Va.; three grandchildren, Sydney Muth, Zachary Harvey and Savannah Harvey; three sisters and their husbands, Rebecca (David) Lemley of Mt. Morris, Kathy (Louis) Scotchel of Star City, W.Va., and Dawn (Michael) Golden of Morgantown; a stepbrother and his wife, Roger (Sheryl) Neely of Grafton, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased is a son, Mark L. Harvey.
There will be a greeting of friends and family from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 324 Mt. Morris Road, P.O. Box 478, Mt. Morris, PA 15349, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 20, with the Rev. Fred Tomlinson officiating. Burial will be in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens, Morgantown. Information is online at www.milliken-throckmortonfh.com.
Loved the family farm
Wilma Jean Hendrickson, 83, of Eagle, Idaho, formerly of Davistown (Mt. Morris), passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 12, 2012, in Good Samaritan Society-Boise Village, Boise, Idaho.
She was the youngest daughter of the late Charles Paul and Goldie Lillian Gallatin Hendrickson.
Miss Hendrickson was born March 24, 1929, in Dunkard Township, Greene County. She and her older sister, Harriet Elizabeth (Betty) were raised on the small family farm just up Meadow Run Creek from Davistown. With a lot of hard work during the Great Depression, the family had enough to eat from the farm but had very little money. Her family raised their own hogs, chickens and beef, milked two or three cows, raised hay and a had a large garden. They sold milk, butter, eggs and chickens to buy what they needed at the store in Davistown. She loved hunting for and picking wild berries with her mom and sister. The three of them were picking berries the day the dirt road in Davistown was being paved. Having to cross the newly paved road to get home, they placed flat rocks onto the hot pavement and hopped across the road, buckets full of berries and all.
One of her favorite stories of grammar school in Davistown was how she went two years straight without missing a word in spelling. The kids that had not misspelled a word all semester got a dime at the end of it and they would go off to the general store to buy candy. Many in her class thought that she was “bribed” in order to spell well.
She graduated from the former Point Marion High School. She had several exciting stories of riding the school bus from Davistown to Point Marion during the winters on the snow-covered and icy roads. Most days, they arrived at school, but some they did not. She liked to brag that it was during her senior year at Point Marion that she and her girlfriends would walk into town for lunch and eat hamburgers, French fries and milkshakes. She “topped out” at 105 pounds that year. She quickly dropped back down into the 90s when she graduated and went back to eating real food. She was “thin as a rail” her whole life.
After high school, Miss Hendrickson began working for South Penn Telephone Co. in Waynesburg as a telephone operator, a start of a 28-year career. The last eight years of her working career were spent as an operator for West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va. Since she was so quiet, shy and polite, one way or another, she ended up working most of those years on the evening or night shift. She had very little opportunity for a social life, and she never married.
Since Miss Hendrickson never learned to drive a car, her parents had to take her wherever she needed to go. At whichever location she worked for the phone company, she would rent a small apartment nearby and usually walked back and forth. On her days off, her father would go for her and she would return to the farm. All her life, the farm was the place she really wanted to be.
When times were hard, part of Miss Hendrickson’s paycheck went to help keep the farm running, but even then, she managed to save her money. In 1955, she had saved enough money to buy the land across the road from the farm up on the hill. All of the years of her youth had been spent dreading the times during thunderstorms in which the creek would rise up under the porch of the old house where she had been raised. Often times, the water would rise so quickly that it would wash the foot bridge out over to the road and the family would be temporarily stranded. As a precaution at the first sound of thunder, day or night, there would be a “mad dash” to cross the bridge. Granddad Gallatin built her a new house up on the hill and she moved her folks in even before it was finished. From the new home, the family would sit safely out on the covered front porch during rainstorm downpours and watch the creek down below rise and not have to worry about it anymore.
In 1977, it was discovered that she had serious colorectal cancer. It took several years to heal from her surgery. A couple of other related surgeries followed. Eventually, it was decided that she could no longer work and she received disability from the university. She stayed on the farm with her folks and lived a quiet peaceful life.
Her mother passed in 1984 and her father in 1988. In her latter years, she was a member of John Corbly Memorial Baptist Church in Garards Fort. She lived by herself “on the hill” until 1991, when she sold her home and moved to Boise, across the street from her sister, Betty, who passed away in 2007.
Shortly after that, it appeared she was having real trouble taking care of her affairs and taking her medications. After a time in the hospital and with new doctors, it was discovered that she had Alzheimer’s disease, just like her dad had. Her nephew, Thomas Ferguson, spent several months attending to her physical needs and then hired Brenda Hamilton to be her home health care worker. She worked wonders, and Miss Hendrickson loved her. She got back to normal health except for the ever advancing Alzheimer’s, until two months ago, when the partially blocked bowel that continued to get worse led her to the hospital and eventually the nursing home. Miss Hendrickson’s kindness and gentleness was certainly felt by the staff at Good Samaritan.
Throughout all the years she lived in Idaho, all she could think about was the valley, home and friends she had left behind in Davistown. She truly loved living in Greene County. As time went by, her mind was robbed of all memories of her years in Idaho. All that she had left was pictures in her mind of a green meadow with a clear creek running through it, a little house on the side of a hill and green tree-covered hills as far as the eye could see.
Surviving, in addition to her nephew, Thomas Ferguson of Boise, are a niece, Sharon Ferguson Remington of Texas; a great-nephew, Jason Remington of Texas; and two cousins, Eileen Stoneking of Bronson, Mich. and Rebecca A. Turner of Crescent Park, Ky.
Family and friends are welcome from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the hour of service, Friday, December 21, in Yoskovich Funeral Home, 724-966-5500, Martin J. Yoskovich, funeral director, 300 South Vine Street (Route 88), Carmichaels. The Rev. Bruce R. Judy will officiate. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery, Davistown. For additional information and to sign the online guest book, please visit www.YoskovichFH.com.
A memorial service for William Arthur Locy, 75, of Amwell Township (Washington), who died Friday, December 14, 2012, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 23, in North Ten Mile Baptist Church, 312 Ridge Church Road, Amity, PA 15311. Arrangements are entrusted to William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Ronald S. Moore
Avid fisherman was Steelers fan
Ronald S. Moore, 50, of Amity, died unexpectedly Sunday, December 16, 2012, in his home.
He was born September 27, 1962, in Washington, a son of Richard L. and Barbara Ozaroski Moore of Deltona, Fla.
Mr. Moore was a 1980 graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School and also a graduate of Pittsburgh Technical Institute.
His first employment was working for Master Woodcraft, and he later worked for All-Clad.
He was an avid fisherman and Steelers fan.
On October 22, 1988, in Graysville, he married Theresia Orum, who survives.
Also surviving, in addition to his parents, are two daughters, Danielle and Amy Moore, both of Amity; two brothers, David Moore of Orlando, Fla., and Daniel (Raquel) Moore of Youngsville, N.C.; a sister, Lauren (Matthew) Wilford of Deland, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Washington. All other services will be private. Condolences may be expressed online at www.piattandbarnhillfh.com. Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor, and Lawrence K. Donovan, funeral director.
Dairy farmer worked on family farm
Harry Orenchuk, 87, of Eldersville, died Monday, December 17, 2012, in the Greenery Nursing Home, Canonsburg.
He was born June 26, 1925, in Washington County, a son of the late John and Mary Kashurak Orenchuk.
Mr. Orenchuk worked as a dairy farmer on the family farm.
He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War.
Mr. Orenchuk was a member of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Weirton, W.Va., and Jefferson Township Historical Society.
He is survived by many nieces, nephews and sisters-in law.
Deceased are his six brothers, Peter, John Jr., Steve, Russell, Michael and Dan Orenchuk, and a sister, Katherine Kanzius.
Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, December 20, in Taucher Funeral Home, 23 Erie Mine Road, Burgettstown, followed by services at 1 p.m. in St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Weirton, with the Rev. Ted Shomsky officiating. Interment will be held at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton. For further information and condolences, please visit www.taucherfuneralhome.com.
Homer M. Prigg Jr.
Unemployment caseworker was U.S. Army vet
Homer M. Prigg Jr., 81, of Washington, died Sunday, December 16, 2012, in Washington Hospital.
He was born January 28, 1931, in Washington, a son of the late Homer M. Sr. and Mildred McKay Prigg.
Mr. Prigg was a 1949 graduate of Washington High School and a graduate of Waynesburg College.
He was employed by the Pennsylvania State Unemployment Bureau as a caseworker and retired in 1993.
Mr. Prigg enjoyed trap and skeet shooting, hunting and music.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean conflict.
On September 18, 1959, in Centerville, he married Rose M. Frost, who died January 11, 2006.
Surviving are two sons, William (Vicky) Prigg of Charlotte, N.C., and Robert (Brenda) Prigg of Cranberry Township, and five grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of service, Friday, December 21, in Church of the Covenant, 267 East Beau Street, Washington, PA 15301, with the Rev. Stuart D. Broberg officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Covenant at the above address; American Heart Association at www.heart.org; or American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. Condolences in Mr. Prigg’s memory may be expressed online at www.piattandbarnhillfh.com. Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor, and Lawrence K. Donovan, funeral director.
Constance L. Rapacuk
Westinghouse secretary, McDonald church member
Constance L. Rapacuk, 80, of McDonald (Robinson Township), died Monday, December 17, 2012, in Canonsburg General Hospital.
She was born April 16, 1932, in McDonald, a daughter of the late Andy and Edith Baker Rapacuk.
Miss Rapacuk was a secretary for Westinghouse for 38 years.
She was a member of McDonald Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are a brother, John Rapacuk of McDonald, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by sisters Edith Libert, Doris DeValkeen and Charlotte Brinkman.
Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Thomas-Little Funeral Service Inc., 314 West Lincoln Avenue, McDonald, 724-926-2800, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, December 21. Interment will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald. Please sign the guest book at thomas-littlefuneralservice.com.
Jason W. Pereslucka Schiller
Enjoyed hunting and fishing
Jason W. Pereslucka Schiller, 40, of Millsboro, died Sunday, December 16, 2012.
He was born April 5, 1972, in Waynesburg, a son of the late Frank and Janet Bogumit Baily.
Mr. Schiller was a carpenter and construction worker for many years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and bicycling.
Surviving are a daughter, Tabitha Schiller of Aleppo; two sons, Dustin Schiller of Aleppo and Trey Schiller of Chapel Hill, N.C.; a sister, Kimberly DeTemple (Scott Theakston) of Millsboro; two brothers, Raymond Schiller of Centerville and Justin Pereslucka of Lexington, Ky.; stepfather Ray Pereslucka of Clarksville; and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m., the hour of memorial service, Friday, December 21, in Greenlee Funeral Home, 42 Bank Street at Crawford Road, Fredericktown, with Pastor John Thomas officiating. Interment is private. Online guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
Sharon L. Leonard Wallo
Sharon L. Leonard Wallo, 64, of Ellsworth, died Sunday, December 16, 2012.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Greenlee Funeral Home, 6129 Main Street, Bentleyville. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.
Jack B. Watkins
Ran emergency shelter for children
Jack B. “Bus” Watkins, 85, of Lakeland, Fla., entered into eternal rest Wednesday, December 12, 2012, due to heart failure.
He was retired from Goodyear Tire Co., after 27 years, and was married to Sue Blaker, his childhood sweetheart, for 62 years. They never had children, but in 1978 the Lord tugged on their heart strings to open their home as an emergency shelter for abused children, which they did for 12 years. Then the Lord asked them to take in drug-dependent newborns and they became a team, caring for the newborns until they became free of drugs and were put up for adoption. Mr. and Mrs. Watkins retired in December 2010, after having a total of 785 children in their home.
A celebration memorial to honor Mr. Watkins was held Monday at First Assembly Ministries Church, 1400 East Canal Street, Mulberry, Fla., officiated by Pastor Dan Turpin and special remarks by Hazel Hetrick. In place of flowers, make donations to First Assembly Ministries, P.O. Box 496, Mulberry, FL 33860.
Ralph F. Weight
Ralph F. Weight, 88, of Charleroi, died Monday, December 17, 2012, in his home.
He was born June 14, 1924, in Belle Vernon, a son of the late Ralph L. and Edmee Driesen Weight.
Mr. Weight was a member of First United Methodist Church of Charleroi.
He was also a member and past master (1959) of Charleroi Masonic Lodge 615 F&AM and a former member of Lock 4 Volunteer Fire Company. He was a former employee of Liggett’s Spring & Axle and retired from the former Lee-Norse Co.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years of marriage, Nora Cox Weight; a daughter, Carrie Frere and husband Raymond of Monongahela; a son, Charles (Warren) Weight and wife Janet of White Oak; three brothers, Larry Weight and wife Joann of North Charleroi, Kenneth Weight of Belle Vernon and George Weight of San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren, Michael Frere and wife Michelle, Zach Frere, Beth Cypher and husband Jason, Josh Weight and wife Ashley and Nicole Fast and husband Cory; and three great-grandchildren, Victoria and Ethan Fast and Gabriella Weight.
Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 226 Fallowfield Avenue, Charleroi, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 20. Interment will follow in Monongahela Valley Memorial Park, Donora. Masonic services will be held at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Charleroi First United Methodist Church or Charleroi Masonic Lodge in memory of Ralph F. Weight. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.schrock-hogan.com.