Dec. 22

December 21, 2012

David M. Hruby

Member of St. Francis Church

David M. Hruby, 83, of Finleyville, died Thursday, December 20, 2012, in the emergency room of St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon.

He was born September 20, 1929, in Donora, a son of the late Paul and Johanna Bazuch Hruby.

Mr. Hruby was retired as a supervisor with Joseph J. Graciano Construction Co. in Pittsburgh.

He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Finleyville.

Mr. Hruby enjoyed his classic Corvette.

Surviving are two daughters, Debbie Hutcheson and husband David and Marcia Smith and husband Ron, both of Finleyville; four brothers, Emil and William Hruby, both of Rostraver, Arthur Hruby of Monongahela and Raymond Hruby of Finleyville; two sisters, Florence Huntoon of New Eagle and Mary Patrick of Irwin; two grandchildren, Heather and Brent Hutcheson; and many nieces and nephews.

Deceased is his wife, Marcellina “Marcy” Hruby, who died March 23, 2012.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Kegel Funeral Home Inc., Tim P. Kegel, supervisor, 3560 Washington Avenue, Finleyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, December 24, in St. Francis Assisi Church, Finleyville, with the Rev. Richard J. Tusky as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church Building Fund, 3609 Washington Avenue, Finleyville, PA 15332.


Virginia Antionette Joseph Hryczyk

Virginia Antionette “Ginny” Joseph Hryczyk, 69, of Charles Town, W.Va., passed away Friday, December 14, 2012, in her home.

Services and interment will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Jefferson Chapel.


Thelma May Morehead

Member of Gospel Tabernacle Assembly of God

Thelma May Morehead, 72, of Maidsville, W.Va., formerly of Mt. Morris, died at 10:19 a.m. Thursday, December 20, 2012, in her home.

She was born Tuesday, August 20, 1940, in Yatesboro, a daughter of the late Dorsey and Berdella Goldstrohm VanHorn.

Mrs. Morehead was a member of Gospel Tabernacle Assembly of God in Mt. Morris.

She loved spending time with her family and was a homemaker.

On June 6, 1959, she married Gary L. Morehead Sr., who died October 16, 1993.

Surviving are five daughters and their husbands, Carole (Stanley) Toothman of Fairmont, W.Va., Robin L.(Rod) Shriver of Morgantown, W.Va., Melissa (Brian) Phillips of Spraggs, Lisa (Shawn) Matthews of Maidsville and Tina (Michael) Bryan of Morgantown; three sons and their wives, Gary (Laura) Morehead Jr. of Mt. Morris, Jeffrey (Kimberly) Morehead of Morgantown and William (Rose) Morehead of Waynesburg; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Clint VanHorn of Home; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are a sister, Blanche Snyder-Roberts, and two brothers, Robert VanHorn and William VanHorn.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 324 Mt. Morris Road, P.O. Box 478, Mt. Morris, PA 15349. There will be additional visitation from 1 to 2 p.m., the time of service, Sunday, December 23, in Mt. Morris Gospel Tabernacle Assembly of God Church, 103 School Road, Mt. Morris, with the Rev. Fred Tomlinson and the Rev. John C. Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Mt. Morris. Information is available at


John Edward Newell

Served in U.S. Army

John Edward Newell, 65, of Washington, died Thursday, December 20, 2012, in Donnell House, Washington, following a lengthy illness.

He was born July 16, 1947, in Columbus, Ohio, a son of Lester and Sarah Clonen Newell.

During the Vietnam War, he served in the U.S. Army with the USARPAC.

Mr. Newell was a diesel mechanic and worked mainly for Peterbilt Trucks in Columbus.

He made his home in Washington with his companion of 18 years, Jo Ann Pratt, and her family.

Various family members survive in the Columbus area.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Hummell and Jones Funeral Home Inc., 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, Thomas W. Hummell, supervisor, and Douglas M. Jones, director. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 27, in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. Full military rites will be accorded by the U.S. Army and American Legion Post 175.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Association for the Blind, 566 East Maiden Street, Washington, PA 15301. Messages of condolence may be left at


Donna Jean Scherich

Enjoyed time spent with family

Donna Jean Scherich, 65, of Wind Ridge, died unexpectedly at 9:12 a.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2012, in her home.

She was born May 30, 1947, in Newark, Ohio, a daughter of the late Frank Dugan and Cecilia Elizabeth Casler Inman.

Mrs. Scherich had resided in the Richhill Township area, Greene County, most of her life.

She was a member of the former South Wheeling Baptist Church in Ryerson.

Mrs. Scherich was a 1965 graduate of West Greene High School and was a member of Graysville American Legion Post 416 Auxiliary.

She was a former secretary with the Department of U.S. Navy in Washington, D.C. She was employed by West Greene School District as the head cook at Graysville Elementary School, for approximately 16 years, prior to retiring in 2000.

Mrs. Scherich enjoyed the time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

On May 27, 1967, she married Rodney Eugene Scherich, who survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Lorri, wife of Eric Amos of Wind Ridge, Lisa Scherich of Chester, Tina, wife of Timothy Parson of Graysville, and Carla, wife of James Patterson of Waynesburg; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Baird, Dakota and Mahala Marshall, Rodney, Aaron and Celia Parson and Barrett Patterson; two brothers, Donald, husband of Yaeko Inman of Benbrook, Texas, and James, husband of Debbie Inman of Graysville; four sisters, Shirley Wehrs of St. Louisville, Ohio, Rosemary Wood of Buckeye Lake, Ohio, Betty Rutan, wife of Floyd Rutan Jr. of Waynesburg, and Sue, wife of Ronald Geho of New Martinsville, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to her parents, is a sister, Mary Lou Inman, who died in infancy.

Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 23, with Pastor Nelson Boone officiating. Interment will follow in Braddock Cemetery, Gray Township.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to American Diabetes Association. Family and friends may view the obituary and send flowers and condolences at


Mary L. Anderson-Cottrell-Stillwagon

1931 – 2012

Mary L. Anderson-Cottrell-Stillwagon died Wednesday, December 12, 2012.

She was born March 21, 1931.

She will be missed by three sons; two daughters; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. There will be no viewing.



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