Published Jan 5, 2013 at 10:20 pm (Updated Jan 5, 2013 at 10:20 pm)
George W. Adams
U.S. Army veteran enjoyed time with grandchildren
George W. Adams, 88, of McMurray, died Friday, January 4, 2013.
He was the beloved husband of the late Lois R. Adams; loving father of George W. “Bill” (Joan) Adams III, Michael A. Adams, Lisa A. (Doug) Adamsky, Laura Lee (Pat) McQueeney and the late Joe R. Adams; and caring grandfather of Garrison Reed, Kevin, Annette and Michael Reed Adams, Malley and Jay D. Adamsky and Shannon and Brady McQueeney.
Also surviving are many nieces and nephews and three sisters and a brother.
Mr. Adams proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He earned his bachelor of science degree in education at Glenville State College, where he participated in football and baseball. He earned a master of education degree at West Virginia University.
In 1949, he began teaching at Sutton High School in West Virginia. He taught, served as principal and coached three sports until he joined Nationwide Insurance in 1956. In 1972, he established George Adams Nationwide Agency, where he worked until 2011. He was active in Carnegie Rotary until 2012.
Outside of work, his interests included singing in the church choir and South Hills Chorale, working on his son’s farm and jigsaw puzzles. He held his family dear and especially enjoyed “coaching” and spending time with his grandchildren.
Friends are welcome from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-941-3211. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, in Christ United Methodist Church, Bethel Park. Interment will be held in Glenville. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Tributes can be made at beinhauer.com.
Helen J. Caton
Active community member
Helen J. Caton, 61, of Meyersdale, died Friday, January 4, 2013, in Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
She was born June 7, 1951, a daughter of the late George and Helen Dominski Nicola.
Surviving are her husband of 34 years, Robert “Bob” Caton; son Matthew Caton and wife Sabrina of Meyersdale; stepdaughters Bobbi Caton and fiance Jeff Robertson and Holly Broadwater and husband Jeremy, all of Berlin; grandchildren Jacob Baer, Zachary, Abigail and Chloe Broadwater, Mahlon Robertson and wife Kayla and Cody Robertson; great-grandson Deegan; sister Elizabeth Ann Mader and husband Daniel of Washington; and nieces and nephews and their children, Daniel Mader and wife Sandi and son Daniel, Melissa Bulger and husband Bob and children Ashten, Hunter, Marra and Rainier, Jason Mader and Jennifer Fetterman and husband Kevin and daughter Addison.
Mrs. Caton worked at Tableland Services as a caseworker for 22 years.
She was a member of SS. Philip and James Catholic Church in Meyersdale. She was a founder of the Meyersdale Red Hat Club and Salvation Army, Meyersdale Unit, past president of Meyersdale Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, board member of the Berlin Historical Society, Meyersdale Food Pantry and Meyersdale Angel Tree. She helped coordinate the New Republic’s “Operation Santa,” Christmas Bazaar at the Meyersdale Community Center and organized “Little Miss Chickentown.” She received the Meyersdale Citizen of the Year Award and was a recipient of the Somerset County Salute to Women Award. She was known as the “Mother of Meyersdale.”
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale. A Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, in SS. Philip and James Catholic Church, Meyersdale, with the Rev. James M. Dugan as celebrant. Committal will follow in Sarver Church Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by William Rowe Price Funeral Home Inc., www.WilliamRowePrice.com.
John Vincent Csako Chico
Korean War veteran enjoyed sketching
John Vincent Csako Chico, 85, of Charleroi, died Friday, January 4, 2013.
He was born June 26, 1927. He made his home in Charleroi and Bentleyville, where he raised his family and lived most of his adult life.
Mr. Chico served in the Korean War and was employed as a glass worker at Corning Glass in Charleroi for more than 40 years.
He was a member of the former St. Jerome, now Mary, Mother of the Church Parish, where he was a choir member.
Sketching, reading, gardening, Pittsburgh sports and daily prayer were among his many interests.
Left to cherish many memories are children Daniel, Janet, Timothy (wife Pam), Susan and Michael (wife Kathleen) and their families, including his many grandchildren, Lawrence, Samantha, Joshua, Christopher, Amanda, Michael, Brandon and Mariah.
Also surviving are family and friends Paulette and Carol, who kept him company and welcomed him into their heart and lives.
Mr. Chico was blessed, but grieved the heartfelt loss of his parents, the late John and Barbara Csako Chico; wife Kathryn Delores Kahr Chico; and daughter Kathleen Susan Chico.
Mt. Macrina Manor personnel and many compassionate and loyal friends and caregivers cared for Mr. Chico through the years. They made it possible for him to live in comfort, laughter and friendship. His family is truly grateful that “Daddy” was able to live his final, albiet sometimes stubborn, years on his own terms.
Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home, 819 Fallowfield Avenue, Charleroi, where a Catholic blessing will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 7. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Washington. Condolences may be sent to www.spallinofuneralhome.com.
John R. Day
Served in U.S. Army
John R. Day, 60, of Pittsburgh, died Friday, January 4, 2013, in Southwestern Veterans Center, Pittsburgh.
He was born January 30, 1952, in Salem, Ohio, a son of the late Dale and Catherine Buck Day.
Mr. Day was a 1971 graduate of West Allegheny High School.
From 1969 to 1971, he served with the U.S. Army. For his service, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
He was previously employed as a landscaper.
Mr. Day was a devout Christian who knew Jesus Christ as his Savior.
Surviving are two daughters, Tara Day (John) of Knoxville, Tenn., and Phadra Weathers (Chris) of Columbus, Miss.; a granddaughter, Savannah Weathers; two sisters, Denise Colvin (Rich) of Reading and Michelle Davis of Lancaster; three brothers, Bill Day (Janet) of Fredericktown, David Day (Tina) of Lititz and Dan Day (Bea) of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, January 7, in Christian Assembly of God Church, 100 Meadow Drive, Bentleyville, with the Rev. Rich Colvin officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Greenlee Funeral Home. A guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
Paul A. Demo
UMWA member was avid sports fan
Paul A. “Doodlebug” Demo, 73, of Bentleyville, died Friday, January 4, 2013, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born August 27, 1939, in Bentleyville, a son of the late Paul Borelli and Wilma Lee Demo.
Mr. Demo worked for Consolidation Coal Co. at their Ellsworth and Eighty Four mines.
He was a member of United Mine Workers of America Local 1197 and a former member of the Independent Club in Bentleyville and Antique Auto Club of America.
Mr. Demno loved classic and antique cars and was an avid sports fan, especially football and baseball and his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers.
Surviving are his wife, Beverly Johnson Demo of Monongahela; three sons, Paul M. Demo of California, Dave C. Demo and wife Beth of Irvine, Calif., and Quentin A. Demo of Monongahela; and 10 grandchildren, Travis, Meggan, Alexa, Sean, Dana, Kayla, Tori, Leyla, Marissa and Shayna Demo.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, is a brother, Michael A. Demo.
Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, with Pastor Melissa Geisler officiating. Interment will be in Beallsville Cemetery. A guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
Former Canonsburg ?resident
Helen Doubnich, 79, of Redford, Mich., formerly of Canonsburg, died Wednesday, January 2, 2013, in her home.
She was born April 18, 1933, in Canonsburg, a daughter of the late Elizabeth Pazdera and Michael Doubnich of Park Row, Canonsburg.
She was a former employee of Fort Pitt Bridge Works before moving to Michigan.
Surviving are a sister, Dorothy, wife of the late George Chechuck of Avella, and many cousins, nieces and nephews in the southwestern area of Pennsylvania and in Michigan.
Deceased are two sisters, Julia, wife of the late Joseph Jindra, formerly of Houston, and Pauline, wife of the late Charles Durkacs, formerly of Detroit, Mich.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
George Thomas Frame Jr.
Served in U.S. Army Reserve
George Thomas Frame Jr., 59, of Washington, died Saturday, January 5, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington.
He was born March 7, 1953, in Washington, a son of George T. Frame Sr. of Washington and the late Pauline Spudich Frame.
Mr. Frame had served in the U.S. Army Reserve.
He was a driver for Taylorstown Auto Auction.
On October 7, 1980, he married Karen Miller, who survives.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Joshua Thomas Frame, a brother, Jeffrey M. (Marcy) Frame, and a sister, Darlene (David) Stopka, all of Washington.
Deceased is a son, Jeremy Clark Frame.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m., the time of service, Monday, January 7, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with the Rev. Dwayne Durham officiating.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to American Cancer Society, 331 South Main Street, Washington, PA 15301, or Washington Area Humane Society, 1527 Route 136, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Alayia Marie Janitor
Alayia Marie Janitor, infant daughter of Carmay Albano and Timothy Janitor of Donora, died Thursday, January 3, 2013, in Washington Hospital.
Services are private. Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, is handling arrangements.
Helen M. Micik
St. Michael’s Church member loved gardening, family
Helen M. Micik, 89, of Canonsburg, died Friday, January 4, 2013, in her home, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born November 2, 1923, in Canonsburg, a daughter of the late Stephen and Emma Karpy Toth.
Mrs. Micik was a lifelong member of St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Canonsburg.
She loved working in her yard and garden and caring for her home and family.
Mrs. Micik loved to work and was employed most recently as a housekeeper at Washington Hospital.
On October 12, 1947, in St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, she married George Nicholas Micik, who died November 10, 1996.
Surviving are a daughter, Georgette Marie Insana of Canonsburg; a son, George Micik of Washington; two sisters, Margaret Gramacki of Canonsburg and Barbara Bodvake of East Northport, N.Y.; five grandchildren, George Micik Jr., Helen Marie Weight, Joshua Strike, Christopher Insana and Brandon Insana; two great-grandchildren, Vincent Weight and Meloney Micik; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are three sisters, Mary, Katherine and Agnes, and six brothers, Frank, Stephen, Bob, James, Albert and Edward.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in Mario L. DeAngelo Funeral Home, 194 East College Street, Canonsburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, in St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Canonsburg. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. A panichida service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Condolences may be left at www.deangelofuneralhome.com.
Joseph Patrick, 94, of Washington, formerly of Fredericktown, died Friday, January 4, 2013.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in Frank Burkus Funeral Home, 26 Mill Street, Millsboro. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.
Member of Muddy Creek Church
Isabel Phillips, 90, of Waynesburg, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 3, 2013, surrounded by her family, in Kade Nursing Home, Washington, where she had resided for the last two years with her dear friend, Mae, who was there by her side.
She was born July 26, 1922, a daughter of the late Fred and Bernice Phillips.
Miss Phillips was the beloved sister of the late Frances Phillips; loving aunt of Carol (John) Stuchell of Albright, W.Va., and Darlene Phillips of Waynesburg; great-aunt of Jennifer Phillips, Cody Stuchell and Colton and Korte Stuchell; great-great-aunt of Sarah Alvarado and William Austin Areford, Carter Stuchell, Gavin Stuchell and Tucker Stuchell; and great-great-great-aunt of Kayden Alvarado.
She was a member of Muddy Creek Presbyterian Church, where she played piano and sang in the choir. She also attended Green Valley Presbyterian Church.
One of her most favorite hobbies was gardening.
At the family’s request, all services are private. Arrangements are entrusted to Cremation and Funeral Care by Danielle Andy Belusko, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546.
Please view and sign the family’s guest book at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.
Margaret M. Ullom
Member of First Christian Church
Margaret M. Ullom, 78, of Waynesburg, died Saturday, January 5, 2013, in her home.
She was born April 1, 1934, in Carmichaels, a daughter of the late James and Daisy Irene Tewell Stickles.
Mrs. Ullom was a graduate of Latimer High School in Pittsburgh.
On January 5, 1952, she married Herbert A. Ullom, who died August 7, 2004. She passed away on their 61st wedding anniversary.
She was employed as a bus driver for 38 years. At the time of her death, she was employed by Kings Transit, and she previously drove for Dulaney Bus service.
Mrs. Ullom was a member of First Christian Church of Waynesburg for 64 years, where she taught Sunday school for 39 years. She was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Waynesburg.
Surviving are a son, Danny Lee Ullom (Becky) of Waynesburg; a daughter, Brenda Ullom Pikula (Mike) of Wind Ridge; five grandchildren, Stacey Lee Ullom, Ashton Pikula Shaffer, Colton M. Pikula, Christina Nelson and Danny Ullom Jr.; a great-granddaughter, Chloe Brynn Shaffer; a sister, Donna Jean Dean of Waynesburg; a niece, Billie Shultz of Waynesburg, who was like a daughter to her; a special best friend of 53 years, JoAnn Kiger; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two brothers, Earnest Stickles and Ronald Stickles, and a sister, Thelma Jean Stickles.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 182 West High Street, Waynesburg, where services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, with ministers Mike Hasselbring and Tom Fowler Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Green Mount Cemetery. Waynesburg VFW Auxiliary will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Condolences may be offered at www.behmfh.com.