Dec. 23

December 22, 2012

Edgar John Brown

Edgar John Brown, 70, of Waynesburg, died at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012, in Southwest Regional Medical Center, Waynesburg.

A complete obituary will be published in a later edition. Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., is in charge of arrangements.


Florence Elizabeth Zimmerman Calvert

Member of Pomona Grange, East Franklin Grange

Florence Elizabeth Zimmerman Calvert, 91, of Waynesburg, formerly of Spraggs, died at 1:20 a.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012, in Southwest Regional Medical Center, Waynesburg.

She was born Tuesday, February 8, 1921, in Spraggs, a daughter of the late William G.C. Zimmerman and Goldie Mae Hixenbaugh Zimmerman.

Mrs. Calvert was a member of Blacksville Baptist Church, where she had taught Sunday school for several years. She was a member of the women’s society and the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, East Franklin Grange, Pomona Grange and State Grange. She also was a life member of Greene County Retired Teacher’s Assosciation. Mrs. Calvert was a former member of the Greene County Farmers Association.

For 16 years, she worked as a cook for Central Greene School District and for several years was the auditor for Wayne Township.

Her husband, Truman Russell Calvert, whom she married September 9, 1939, died November 30, 1996.

Surviving are two sons and their wives, Thomas W. (Leanne) Calvert of Berlin and Robert Earl (Sarah) Calvert of Mercer; five grandchildren, Jeff Calvert, Steven Calvert, Scott Calvert, David Calvert and Christine Reed; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Calvert was the last of her immediate family.

Deceased are four sisters, Cecyle Wise, Mabel V. Phillips Hillberry, Nellie R. Garee and Clemmie B. Longstreth; three brothers, George W. Zimmerman, Robert E. Zimmerman and Charles B. Zimmerman.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday 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. Thursday, December 27, with Pastor Art Malculm officiating. Burial will be in Blacksville Cemetery, Blacksville, W.Va. The family asks that memorials be made to Blacksville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 7, Blacksville, WV 26521 or one’s favorite 4-H club. Information available at


Glen R. Coulter

Retired carpenter was WWII Army veteran

Glen R. Coulter, 88, of Monongahela, Fallowfield Township, died Saturday, December 22, 2012, in Hallsworth House, Monessen.

He was born April 4, 1924, in Charleroi, a son of the late Hugh G. and Mary M. Dickey Coulter.

Mr. Coulter retired in 1986 from the carpenters local Union 84.

After graduating from Charleroi High School in 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, having served in the 11th Airborne Division during World War II.

He enjoyed working on his farm and was a member of (Journey By Grace) Free Methodist Church formerly in Monongahela.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Rickey G. and Debbie Coulter of Hagerstown, Md., and Scott A. and Melanie Coulter of Boonsboro, Md.; a brother, James A. and wife Hazel Coulter of Fallowfield Township; and three grandchildren, Douglas Coulter and Ryan (Heather) Coulter and Jennifer (Sean) Frazier.

Preceding him in death are his wife, Jean M. Delp Coulter, who died October 18, 2005, and a sister, Dora May Coulter.

Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Marshall Marra Funeral Home, 216 Chess Street, Monongahela, 724-258-6767, Interment will be held at a later date in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township.


John DePolo

Ministered in W.Va. and Pa.

The Rev. John DePolo, 92, departed this world and joined his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2012.

Born in Cerenzia, Italy, and raised in West Virginia, Pastor DePolo spent his early years in the coal mines of North Central West Virginia. At the age of 32, he followed the call of the Lord and entered into the ministry. He humbly began his ministry performing home missionary work in Philippi, W.Va. As a full-time minister, he led and pastored both the Christian Church of North America in Canonsburg and Christian Church of North America in Washington. Ultimately, The Rev. DePolo served the Lord as the senior pastor of Christian Church of North America in Washington, for the next 39 years.

He was born to Francesco DePolo and Francesca Aiello DePolo. He is the last of seven children. His siblings included a brother, Ercole, who died in 1924; and five sisters, Evelyn Secreto and Anna Conch of Hepzibah, W.Va, Rose Koontz of Baltimore, Md., Teresa Urtso of Bridgeport, W.Va., and Mary Karnis of Meadowbrook, W.Va.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Lindsey DePolo, after sharing 73 years of marriage; and by a loving family. A son, the Rev. Frank DePolo and wife Becky of Belle Vernon; a daughter, Brenda Kludo, wife of Dr. Ronald Kludo of Boca Raton, Fla.; grandchildren Philip DePolo of Canonsburg, Jonathan DePolo and wife Janelle of Las Vegas, Nev., Dr. James Brent Morosco and Shannon of Chicago, Ill., Larissa Morosco and husband Matthew Parkes of North Miami Beach, Fla., and Heather DePolo of Pittsburgh; great-grandchildren Hunter DePolo and Dillon DePolo of San Diego, Calif., and Lauren DePolo and Clark DePolo of Canonsburg.

Also included in the very special immediate family are a niece, Jean Conch Spina; her daughter, Lisa Grabiak and husband Jeff, and son Timothy Spina and wife Donna and their three children of Canonsburg; as well as many nieces and nephews still residing in West Virginia.

The Rev. Depolo tirelessly ministered and served the Lord with his wife, Doris, for nearly 50 years in North Central West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania, ultimately relocating to Boca Raton to live out his last days.

Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 26, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where a memorial service and funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 27. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be forwarded to Covenant Christian Church, 32 Main Street, Belle Vernon, PA 15012. Additional information and guest book are available at


Dennis Gesualdi

Dennis Gesualdi passed away December 11, 2012, in Sequim, Wash.

Deceased are parents Anthony and Mary Gesuald; a nd sister Grace McQuade.

Surviving are a brother, James; a sister, Dolores; and several nieces and nephews.


Dale Leisure

Dale Leisure, 51, of West Alexander, died unexpectedly, Thursday, December 20, 2012, in his home.

A complete obituary will be published in a later edition. Arrangements are being handled by Michael H Heinrich Funeral Home, Claysville.


Robert B. McCleery

Robert B. McCleery, 82, of West Alexander, died unexpectedly at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012, in his home.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville. A complete obituary and funeral notice will be published in a later edition.


John G. Staley

Enjoyed playing cards

John G. “Jack” Staley, 95, of Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away November 28, 2012, in his home.

He was born September 23, 1917, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Constant and Hilda Staley.

On June 1, 1939, he married his beloved wife, Anita Opfermann, who preceded him in death November 22, 2010. They had celebrated 71 years of marriage.

Surviving are a son, Wayne (Wendy) Staley; two daughters, Marita and Glenda Staley; a daughter-in-law, Toni Staley; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Deceased are a son, John “Jack” Staley; a daughter, Gayle Root; brothers, Glenn and Rich Staley; and a sister, Connie Garan.

At the request of Mr. Staley, there will be no public visitation. Burial will be private and held in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township. 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


Clara M. Yates

Clara M. “Khaki” Yates, 64, of Uniontown, passed away Friday, December 21, 2012, in her home.

She is survived by her husband, Jack Yates; and siblings Sara Turpin (Frank), Mary Jackson, Delores Griffin, Fred Tarpley (Donna), Raymond Williams, Richard Fields, Jacob Fields (Sherry) and Kenny Fields (Anna).

She also leaves behind her best friend, Gloria Gray Brand, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Lantz Funeral Home, 297 East Main Sreet, Uniontown.




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