Jan. 14

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Betty Anthony


Member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church


Betty “BA” Anthony, 78, of Monongahela, died Saturday, January 12, 2013, in Monongahela Valley Hospital.


She was born January 13, 1934, in Monongahela, a daughter of the late John and Helen Hazuda Fedak.


Mrs. Anthony was a 1951 graduate of Monongahela High School.


She was an operator at Bell Telephone and also worked at the former A&S Supermarket in Monongahela.


Mrs. Anthony was a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Monongahela and Hoot Owl Athletic Association Ladies Auxiliary in New Eagle.


She loved spending time with her grandchildren and watching them grow up. She enjoyed running away to The Meadows and was well known by many for making the best ever ravioli for her family and friends.


Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Rippel and husband Wesley, and a son, Robert M. Anthony and wife Diane, both of New Eagle; a daughter, Marsha Bartman and husband Richard of Bentleyville; seven grandchildren, Carrie Wiles and husband Dwight, Bryan Rippel, Ricky and Kellie Bartman, and Fawn, Jerrod and Elizabeth Anthony; two great-grandchildren, Shane and Emily Wiles; and two nephews, Harry Turic and Mike Fedak.


Deceased, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Robert Allen Anthony, who died December 22, 2005; a son, Joseph E. Anthony, who died November 3, 2010; a sister, Mary Turic; and two brothers, Michael and John Jr. Fedak.


Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, followed by a service at 9:30 a.m. in St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Monongahela, with the Very Rev. Edward Pehanich officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. A Panachida service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Condolences may be made to the family at www.fryefuneralhome.com.


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Flora H. Clarke


Retired nurse was devoted Steelers fan


Flora H. Clarke of Friendship Village, Upper St. Clair, formerly of Canonsburg and a longtime resident of McMurray, died Saturday, January 12, 2013, after a short illness.


She was born February 21, 1921, in West Newton, a second child of Paul and Magdalina Wagner Hofmann.


Mrs. Clarke attended West Newton schools, skipping a grade and graduating with honors. Subsequently, despite having the use of only one hand as a result of a childhood injury, she graduated from McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing, No. 1 in her class, and was voted “Outstanding Nurse.” Thereafter, she obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing.


She worked at Children’s Hospital and Mercy Hospital, and thereafter returned to her alma mater. Retiring from full-time nursing, she did private duty for various local doctors and was a substitute nursing teacher at Washington Vo Tech. Because of her nursing ability, on five separate occasions over the years she saved the lives of a neighborhood child, two neighbors and two other acquaintances.


On May 16, 1944, she married Clifford W. Clarke, P.E., who died December 28, 1988.


Mrs. Clarke was an original member of Trinity Methodist Church in McMurray, was instrumental in the formation of Peters Township Public Library and served on its board of directors for many years, and was a Washington County Republican committeewoman, an accomplished bridge player, a devoted and knowledgeable Steelers fan and a supporter of the Mel Blount Youth Home.


Surviving are a son, Robert N. Clarke, Esq., and wife Victoria Dally of McMurray; a grandson, Jordan of Canonsburg; two granddaughters, Ashley of Upper St. Clair and Amanda Greene (Daniel) of Avella and their child, her great-grandson, Dexter; a nephew, John (Jack) Peters of California; and her beloved niece, Jane Peters of Pittsburgh.


Deceased, in addition to her husband, are a sister and brother-in-law, Grace and John Peters, and a nephew, Paul Peters.


Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, 724-941-3211. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 17, in West Newton Cemetery Chapel, 210 Vernon Drive, West Newton. Interment will follow.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to a public library of your choice. Please add or view tributes at www.beinhauer.com.


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George A. Hanna Jr.


Army veteran, retired teacher


George A. Hanna Jr., 66, of Donora, died suddenly Saturday, January 12, 2013, in his home.


He was born May 10, 1946, in North Charleroi, a son of the late George A. Sr. and Eileen A. Hefford Hanna.


Mr. Hanna was retired from Ringgold School District, where he worked as a social studies teacher at Carroll Middle School for more than 35 years.


He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Vietnam War.


Mr. Hanna was a lifelong member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Donora, where he served as treasurer, secretary and on the vestry board.


He was also very involved throughout his teaching career as a student council sponsor. He belonged to PSEA and NEA.


Mr. Hanna loved going on all the different trips with the kids. He loved to walk, he loved WWE and he loved to travel.


Surviving are two brothers, the Rev. Robert S. (Susan) Hanna of Carroll Township and David R. (Cindy) Hanna of Monessen; a nephew, Matthew Hanna; and a niece, Nicole Nemeth.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in James A. Rabe Funeral Home Inc., 701 Thompson Avenue, Donora. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2013, in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Donora, with the Rev. Robert S. Hanna as celebrant. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.


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George Edward Howard


George Edward “Jed” Howard, 56, of Tomball, Texas, formerly of Waynesburg, died Saturday, January 12, 2013, in M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.


Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Waynesburg. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.


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Thelma Hutchinson


Thelma Hutchinson, 84, of Marianna, died Sunday, January 13, 2012.


Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Nichol Funeral Home, Marianna. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.


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Anthony A. Jancart Jr.


1916 – 2013


Anthony A. “Tony” Jancart Jr., 96, of Joffre, died Saturday, January 12, 2013, in Heritage Valley, Sewickley.


He was born May 10, 1916, in Cherry Valley, the last child of the late Anthony Sr. and Mary Barr Jancart.


Mr. Jancart began working in the coal mines at the age of 14 and retired from Glenwillard Pipeline, where he was a crane operator. After retirement, he worked for Fuller Distributing Co. in Burgettstown.


He enjoyed restoring and working on cars.


Surviving are three sons, Dennis A. Jancart and wife Leslie of Burgettstown, Gary L. Jancart of Joffre and Robert A. Jancart, M.D., and wife Rosemary of Moon Township; and seven grandchildren, Denise Cohn and husband Justin and Jacob, Brian, Karl, Grace, Emily and Stephen Jancart.


Deceased, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Mary Louise Barr Jancart; a grandson, Benjamin Jancart; three brothers, Louis, Desire and Joseph Jancart; and two sisters, Josephine Wagner and Julian Nepolitan.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Lee and Martin Funeral Home, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown, where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, with the Rev. Bob Staszewski officiating. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Burgettstown. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, P.O. Box 488, Bulger, PA 15019.


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Edwin D. Jolliffe


Edwin D. “Dave” Jolliffe, 73, of Waynesburg, died Sunday, January 13, 2013, in his home.


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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Albert B. Landman


Albert B. “Sonny” Landman, 76, of Brownsville (Centerville Borough), died Sunday, January 13, 2013, in Jefferson Hospital.


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


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David M. Miller


West Penn Power employee


David W. Miller, 67, of Jefferson, died Saturday, January 12, 2013, in Uniontown Hospital.


He was born October 31, 1945, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of John D. Miller of Scottdale and the late Elizabeth Henry Miller.


Mr. Miller had worked for West Penn Power as a lead lineman since 1967.


He had served in the U.S. Army Reserve in Uniontown.


Mr. Miller was a member of First Christian Church in Carmichaels.


On May 13, 1967, he married Carole Patterson, who survives.


Also surviving, in addition to his wife and father, are two children, Randy Miller and wife Melanie of Rices Landing and Heather Swartz and husband Greg of Freedom; nine grandchildren, Alannah, Owen, Caspian, Kai and Ein Miller and Jordan, Madeline, Sarah and Samantha Swartz; and a brother, Jack Swartz of Uniontown.


At the request of the deceased, services and interment are private. Arrangements are entrusted to Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor. Condolences may be expressed at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.


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Louis Prete


UMWA member enjoyed watching sports


Louis “Wegie” Prete, 86, of Bobtown, died at 10:33 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013, in his home.


He was born February 26, 1926, in Masontown, a son of the late Nazarene and Anna Rossi Prete.


Mr. Prete resided most of his life in Bobtown, where he was a member of St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish.


He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific.


Mr. Prete and his brother, Orlando, owned and operated Prete’s Texaco in Dilliner from 1953 until 1983.


He was a member of the Bobtown local of United Mine Workers of America, and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491 in Carmichaels, American Legion Post 499 in Point Marion, Polish Club in Bobtown and the Bobtown Rod and Gun Club.


In 1987, he retired from Shannopin Mine in Bobtown.


Mr. Prete enjoyed watching sports, hunting, fishing and playing cards.


On October 15, 1948, he married J. Louise Hicks, who died December 11, 2012.


Surviving are a son, Gary L. Prete of Smithton; a daughter, Donna K. Pekar and husband Les of Clarksville; four grandchildren, Tracy J. Pekar, Kristie K. Rohrer, Jennifer E. Skumlien and Jessica L. Garnek; six great-grandchildren, Dylan Rohrer, Karissa Rohrer, Stephen Skumlien, Timothy Skumlien, Isabella Garnek and Isaiah Garnek; a brother, Orlando Prete of Dilliner; a sister, Doris Lewandowski of Warren, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.


Deceased are a daughter, Sharon A. Hockin, and a sister, Mary Yancich.


Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Yoskovich Funeral Home, 724-966-5500, Martin J. Yoskovich, director, 300 South Vine Street, Carmichaels, PA 15320, where a blessing service will be held at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Ignatius of Antioch Roman Catholic Church, Bobtown, with the Rev. Lawrence V. Holpp as celebrant. Interment will follow in Monongahela Hill Cemetery, Mapletown. Military honors will be accorded by Cumberland American Legion Post 400 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Special Olympics of Pennsylvania, Washington County, P.O. Box 14, Strabane, PA 15363. For additional information and to sign the guest book, please visit www.YoskovichFH.com.


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Henry Edward Reihner


Army veteran enjoyed golf


Henry Edward Reihner, 65, died Saturday, January 12, 2013, in Greenery Specialty Care Center, Canonsburg, following a lengthy illness.


He was born February 14, 1947, in Washington, a son of Richard L. Reihner of Washington and the late Irene L. Gray Reihner.


Mr. Reihner was a graduate of Trinity High School.


He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.


Mr. Reihner lived in Tucson, Ariz., from 1972 until 2002 and worked as a restaurant manager.


He enjoyed golf and loved roller hockey when younger.


Surviving, in addition to his father, are a brother, Richard Reihner II of Bentleyville; a sister, Jean Fleissner of Washington; a special cousin, Sam (Kay) Reihner; and several nieces and nephews.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, with Pastor Don Amon officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a veteran-related charity of one’s choice. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


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Richard Roux Jr.


Richard Roux Jr., 53, of Charleroi, died Saturday, January 12, 3013, in Forbes Regional Hospital.


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


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Cecile Wiggins


Member of Ave Maria Parish


Cecile Wiggins, 65, of Indiana, formerly of Bentleyville, died Friday, January 11, 2013, in Indiana Regional Medical Center. She had been a resident of St. Andrews Village for the past five years.


She was born January 31, 1947, in Charleroi, a daughter of the late Robert E. and Lee Spadafora Wiggins.


Although mentally challenged, she was a bright and shining light and will be greatly missed by her family. Whenever she wheeled herself into the halls of St. Andrews, “Come here, I want to tell you something,” she would say, followed by a pause and a grin, and then, “I love you.” That was her favorite comment, and it aptly describes her.


She was a member of Ave Maria Parish in Bentleyville.


She leaves behind many loving cousins; the Spadafora families; Vince Celtnicks family; John and Debbie Reilly family; and the Skip Wiggins family.


Her mother, Lee S. Wiggins, died March 31, 2001, and her father, Robert E. Wiggins, died October 31, 2003.


Friends will be received from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., the time of service, Thursday, January 17, in Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Ave Maria Roman Catholic Church, Bentleyville, with the Rev. Edward Yuhas as celebrant. Interment will follow in Beallsville Cemetery.


St. Andrews Village showed kindness to her and her family, and the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Andrews Village, 1155 Indian Springs Road, Indiana, PA 15701. Guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.


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