Jan. 22

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Jane Riggs Baucom


Canonsburg resident was hospital volunteer


Jane Riggs Baucom, 80, of Canonsburg, formerly of Ramsey, N.J., died Saturday, January 19, 2013.


Deceased are her beloved husband, Keith Kendall Baucom, and loving son, Kendall Baucom.


She was the devoted mother of Jody (Bruce) Muti and Mandy (Fred) Carragher; caring grandmother of Travis (Samantha) Muti, Kendra (Alfred Gigante) Muti, Katherine Carragher and Andrew Carragher; and proud great-grandmother of Giada Muti and Anthony Keith Muti.


Mrs. Baucom was a champion golfer, well-known at the Ramsey Golf and Country Club, a dedicated bridge player in the USABAS and a regular volunteer at Canonsburg Hospital. She loved to challenge herself with puzzles of all kinds.


Services are by Beinhauer Funeral Home. A memorial service to celebrate Mrs. Baucom’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 26, in Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-941-3211. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Jane and Keith’s memory to the MS Society. Please add or view tributes at www.beinhauer.com.


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Daniel J. Fabiszewski Sr.


Daniel J. Fabiszewski Sr., 66, of Washington, died Sunday, January 20, 2013, in his home.


Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville.


A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.


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Frederick J. Frank


Frederick J. Frank, 92, of Washington, died Sunday, January 20, 2013.


Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc.


A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.


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Frances B. Galloway


Enjoyed collecting watches and storytelling


Frances B. “Mike” Galloway, 89, of Waynesburg, formerly of Center Township, died at 5:30 a.m. Monday, January 21, 2013, in his home after being in failing health for the past six months.


He was born September 6, 1923, in Waynesburg, a son of the late Thomas and Mary J. Anderson Galloway, and had resided in the Greene County area all his life.


Mr. Galloway was a member of Harmony United Presbyterian Church in Wind Ridge.


He enjoyed collecting watches and storytelling.


On February 18, 1984, he married Patricia Ann Keller, who survives.


Also surviving are eight children, William Galloway of Clearwater, Fla., Terry Galloway of Washington, John Lavigne and William, husband of Susie Babcock, both of Waynesburg, Christine, wife of Dave Keller of Harrisburg, Penny Moon of Portland, Maine, and Gail, wife of Mark King, and Judy Babcock, both of Waynesburg; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.


Deceased, in addition to his parents, are a granddaughter, Brenda Patterson Durbin; three brothers, James, Julian “Jock” and Warren Galloway; and two sisters, Pearl McDonald and Virginia Myers.


Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., the time of services, Thursday, January 24, 2013, in Rush Funeral Home Inc. Rogersville, with the Rev. Richard Thompson of St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church officiating. Interment will be private in Oakmont Cemetery, Waynesburg. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the funeral home in memory of Mr. Galloway. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville. Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences at www.rushfuneralhomeinc.com.


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Carol Jo Harris


Carol Jo Harris, 51, of Triadelphia, W.Va., died Sunday, January 20, 2013, in Ohio Valley Hospital in West Virginia.


Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in a later edition by William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., Washington.


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Edith Mary Jackson


Loving mother and grandmother


Edith Mary Jackson, 89, of South Strabane Township, formerly of Green Tree, died early Monday, January 21, 2013, in the Washington Hospital emergency department. She had been in declining health for some time.


She was born April 3, 1923, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Morgan and Ellen Critchley Davies.


Mrs. Jackson was a graduate of Turtle Creek High School.


In earlier times, she had worked for the Cokesbury Book Store and Kaufmann’s Tick-Tock Restaurant.


She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and reading.


Mrs. Jackson was a member of First United Methodist Church of Washington. She was formerly a member of Amaranth and Eastern Star until her health started failing.


On January 8, 1942, she was married to Leonard G. Jackson, who died January 21, 2007.


Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl (Tommy) Aloia of Monongahela and Ellen J. Jackson of Charlotte, N.C.; two grandchildren, Todd L. (Tammy) Aloia of Washington and Terri L. Aloia of Monongahela; one beloved great-grandson, Jordan P. Aloia of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.


She was the last of her immediate family.


Deceased are four sisters, Janet Davies, Susanna Schaefer, Ruth Root and Irene Davies, and two brothers, Morgan and Albert Davies.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Hummell & Jones Funeral Home Inc., 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, Thomas W. Hummell, supervisor, Douglas M. Jones, director, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 24, with the Rev. Keith Simmons officiating. Private interment will follow in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Endowment Fund of First United Methodist Church, 29 North College Street, Washington, PA 15301. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.hummellandjones.com.


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Gertrude Waigand Jacobs


Beloved wife, mother, proud grandmother


Gertrude “Trudy” Waigand Jacobs, 79, of Baldwin Borough, died suddenly Friday, January 18, 2013.


She was the beloved wife of the late George “Bo” Jacobs; loving mother of George (Marie DeLaPasqua) and Douglas (Chrissy Simko); proud “Grandma Gert” to Jerrod, George, Sarah, Elizabeth and Cathy; sister of Grace (the late Gil) Bosic and Clair (Matt) Cook; and cherished aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in John F. Slater Funeral Home Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, 15227, where a funeral prayer will be held at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, January 23, followed at 10 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Albert the Great Church, Brentwood. Please send condolences to www.johnfslater.com.


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Peter Joseph Kislear


Avid golfer enjoyed computers


Peter Joseph Kislear, 68, of Washington, died unexpectedly Sunday, January 20, 2013.


He was born September 26, 1944, in Washington, a son of the late Joe and Helen Ogozalek Kislear.


A 1962 graduate of Trinity High School, he had worked as a truck driver at various local companies, the most recent of which was Gregg Inc. in Eighty Four.


Mr. Kislear was an avid golfer who enjoyed computers and his cat, Pepper.


On November 16, 1974, he married Jane Paul, who survives.


Also surviving are a daughter, Phallen (Joel) Ward of Monessen; two sons, Jordan (Toni) Kislear of Falls Church, Va., and Peter Kislear Jr. of Monroe, N.C.; a sister, Shirley Dietz of Washington; and two grandchildren, Natasha and Brianna.


At the request of the deceased, there will be no public visitation or burial.


Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Four Gateway Center, 444 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.


Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


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Brenda Muncie Kraus


Enjoyed crafts and knitting


Brenda Muncie Kraus, 54, of Washington, died Friday, January 18, 2013, in UPMC-Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh, following a lengthy illness.


She was born September 6, 1958, in Washington, a daughter of Donald A. Muncie of Brownsville and Janet Shober Zink of Washington.


Mrs. Kraus was a graduate of Trinity High School and worked as a secretary at Continental Copper.


She enjoyed crafts, knitting, crocheting and reading.


Mrs. Kraus had attended Holy Rosary Church in Muse.


Surviving, in addition to her mother and father, are a son, Daniel Christopher Kraus of Tempe, Ariz.; two brothers, Donald Muncie and William (Tracy) Muncie, both of Washington; a sister, Sonja (Jim) Kowcheck of Washington; stepmother Harriet Muncie of Brownsville; stepfather Larry Zink of Washington; three stepsisters, Shelly Zink of Washington, Cynthia Durham of Summerville, S.C., and Julie (Alvaro) Castellanos of Pittsburgh; and several nieces and nephews, Kevin, Jerrica, Janice, Jillian, Zachary, Colette, Maleia, Carley, Janelle, Austin and Mallorie.


A blessing service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with Father Thomas O’Neil officiating.


Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


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William Arthur Locy


U.S. Army veteran enjoyed outdoor activities


William Arthur Locy, 75, of Amwell Township, Washington, died December 14, 2012, in his home, following a two-month illness.


He was born January 20, 1937, in Washington, a son of Paul and Helen Comstock Locy.


Mr. Locy served in the U.S. Army for 10 years, 11 months, and for his service received the National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and four Overseas Bars. He was honorably discharged August 6, 1968.


Mr. Locy was former owner of Washington Fence Co. and, at one time, owned and operated Eighty Four-Pay Lakes. He was also formerly employed at Jessop Steel, and was a lifelong dealer at flea markets.


He enjoyed all outdoor activities, especially fishing, and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.


Surviving are a son, William G. (Patricia) Locy of Amity; two daughters, Rita (Erwin) Rohrbacher and Tracie (Michael) Vucic, both of Washington; six grandchildren, Jason, William, Jenny, Kimby, Matthew and Michaelene; seven grandchildren, little Jason, Trustin, Hailey, William II, Reagan, Noah and Aurora; and his former wife, Wilma Schreier Locy.


Deceased are two brothers, Kenneth and Charles Locy, and a sister, Donna Locy.


Inurnment will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Road, Cecil Township. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery by 2:15 p.m. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175.


Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


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Stella Bogdewic Magurany


Member of Ave Maria Parish


Stella Bogdewic Magurany, 94, formerly of Ellsworth, died Friday, January 18, 2013, in North Carolina.


She was born September 3, 1918, in Bentleyville, a daughter of Stephan and Helen Cierebiej Bogdewic.


Mrs. Magurany was a member of Ave Maria Parish, Bentleyville.


Her husband, John Magurany, died in 1992.


Surviving are three children, Barbara Lado (John), Carole Reilly (Terrence) and Jack Magurany (Jeanne); six grandchildren, John, Michele, Kristin, Adam, James and Stephen; three great-grandchildren, Katarina, Gillian and Samantha; a brother, Bruno J. Bogdewic; a sister, Helen Hrutkay; and several nieces and nephews.


Deceased are two brothers, Steve and Joseph Bogdewic.


Friends are welcome from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 23, and for a prayer service at 10:15 a.m. in Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, 724-239-2255. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, Richeyville, with the Rev. Edward L. Yuhas as celebrant. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Gulf Tower, 707 Grant Street, 37th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1916, or www.wishgreaterpa.org. Visit www.thompson-marodi.com to leave a condolence message, order flowers and share photos.


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Robert W. Massey


Robert W. Massey, 72, of Eighty Four, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013, in Canonsburg General Hospital.


Arrangements are incomplete and are entrusted to Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Canonsburg.


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Sheldon Keith McKee


Active in Greensboro Baptist Church


Sheldon Keith McKee, 88, of Greensboro, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013.


Born in Rices Landing, on June 21, 1924, he was a son of the late Donald and Dorothy McClain McKee.


Mr. McKee graduated in 1943 from Jefferson High School and was a member of the high school football team. He then joined the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Philadelphia during World War II and on the USS Bristol during the Korean conflict, until his discharge in 1952.


After 43 years’ employment, he retired in 1988 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and he was lockmaster at Lock No. 7 in Greensboro from 1965 to 1988.


Mr. McKee was a very active member, deacon and trustee of Greensboro Baptist Church for many years until his health failed. He was also a 60-year member of American Legion Post 816 in Rices Landing and a 48-year member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6303 in Greensboro.


Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Gloria Jean (Rohrer) McKee, whom he married May 23, 1946; three children and their spouses, Gary Don McKee of Toano, Va., Diane Raye and Paul Dumont of Barrackville, W.Va., and Shelly Kendall and Jay Donley of Bobtown; and six grandchildren, Kim McKee and Steve Fonner of Washington, Gary Allen and Janelle McKee of Chester, Va., Ryan and Amy Dumont of Jane Lew, W.Va., Bart and Sheena Donley of Uniontown, Jayce Donley of Dilliner and Matthew Dumont of Fairmont, W.Va. Also surviving are four great-grandchildren, Morgan Fonner, Mya McKee, Jaxon Donley and Oliver Dumont; two sisters, Joyce Hunt of Rices Landing and Nancy Christopher of Waynesburg; a sister-in-law, Marie McKee of Ocala, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews and their families.


Deceased are siblings Doris Rager and Dale McKee and a granddaughter, Shea Dumont.


Honoring the wishes of the deceased, there will be no public services. Cremation arrangements are in the care of Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion. Memorials may be offered to Greensboro Baptist Church, in care of Charles Mallory, treasurer, P.O. Box 302, Greensboro, PA 15338. www.herod-rishel.com


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Frederick E. Motto


Frederick E. Motto, 92, of Canonsburg, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013, in Kindred Hospital, Oakdale.


Visitation will be held Wednesday, and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at times to be announced in a later edition. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Salandra Funeral Service Inc., 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120.


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Marilyn Niethamer


World traveler wore many hats


Marilyn Niethamer, 70, of Holbrook, formerly of Monroeville, died peacefully at Donnell House, Washington, Sunday, January 20, 2013.


She was born September 4, 1942, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late John and Lucille Miller Humble.


Mrs. Niethamer graduated from John McDonogh High School in New Orleans in 1960. She attended Southern Methodist University for three years and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in languages in 1967.


Mrs. Niethamer worked as a companion for a disabled girl, as a sales clerk, a TWA stewardess, a bank teller, a physical education and German teacher in Homestead and Munhall, owner and operator of Western Hat Post store, a real estate agent and broker and an owner and partner in housing and apartment rentals in the Pittsburgh area, and was a stay-at-home mother.


She lived in Sweden and enjoyed traveling to England, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Cuba and later to Israel, Egypt, Mexico, Bahamas and Bermuda. She crossed the Atlantic aboard the SS United States and Cristoforo Colombo.


Mrs. Niethamer was very competitive and had lessons and participated in ice skating, ballet, horsemanship, swimming, playing piano, fencing, golf, tennis, bowling, badminton and bridge, where she achieved a rank of master. She enjoyed gambling and had two recent trips to The Meadows and Wheeling casinos.


On April 24, 1965, she married Gene Niethamer in Ingamar. He survives in Holbrook.


Surviving, in addition to her husband, are three daughters, Karin, wife of Rob Brunelle of Virginia Beach, Va., Ann McDewitt of Pitcairn and Janet Niethamer of Pittsburgh; five grandchildren, Eric, Tanner, Nathan, Regan and Zach; and a sister, Linda, wife of Rich Romer of Aberdeen, N.J.


At the request of the family, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. The family suggests donations be made to Stanley Marks Endowed Cancer Research Fund Development Center, UPMC Cancer Pavilion Suite 1B, 5150 Center Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Checks should be payable to UPCI. Please add In Memory of Marilyn Niethamer. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville. Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences at www.rushfunerlahomeinc.com.


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Matilda L. Chiaverini Smoke


Canonsburg resident


Matilda L. Chiaverini “Tillie” Smoke of Canonsburg passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013.


A daughter of Valdemaro and Marie DiVitis Chiaverini, she was the last of her immediate family.


Deceased, in addition to her parents, are her five sisters and one brother.


Surviving are three daughters, a son, two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.


There will be no public viewing. Services and burial will be private.


Arrangements are entrusted to Salandra Funeral Service Inc., 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120.


Contributions may be made to AseraCare Hospice, Washington Area Humane Society or Angel Ridge Animal Rescue. Condolences may be left at www.salandrafunerals.com.


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Bertha M. Stasik


Bertha M. Stasik, 84, of Cecil, died Monday, January 21, 2013.


Arrangements are entrusted to Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services, Cecil.


A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.


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Mary E. Welling


Mary E. Welling, 96, of Fredericktown, died Monday, January 21, 2013, in her home.


Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greenlee Funeral Home, 42 Bank Street at Crawford Road, Fredericktown.


A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.


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Ernest Paul Yuhasz


U.S. Army veteran was musician


Ernest Paul Yuhasz, 84, of Prosperity, died Sunday, January 20, 2013, in Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington.


He was born December 12, 1928, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Paul and Ethel Popp Yuhasz.


Mr. Yuhasz worked as a shipper at Park Davis Medical Supply for 20-plus years and as a machinist at Consolidation Coal for 10 years.


He was a musician, playing the piano and accordion for 30 years with the Dawnaires Dance Band. He enjoyed woodworking.


Mr. Yuhasz was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from September 5, 1950, until his honorable discharge April 26, 1952, with a rank of sergeant. For his service, he was awarded the Army of Occupation Medal – Germany.


On August 23, 1952, he married Catherine L. O’Toole, who died September 24, 2007.


Surviving are two daughters, Donna Kuzemka of Baldwin and Janet (Thomas) Coffield of Prosperity; a brother, Robert (Grace) Yuhasz of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, Kristen (Dan) Gray, Ryan (Grace) Coffield, Samantha (Kayla) Coffield and Megan (John) Brownlee; and five great-grandchildren, Vannessa, Logan, Owen, Deserie and Rosey.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 24.


Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


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