William Paul Baker
Originally from Meadow Lands
William Paul “Bill” Baker, 79, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 19, 2013, in Flagstaff, Ariz.
Originally from Meadow Lands, Mr. Baker moved to Hyattsville, Md., in 1962. He worked as a stone mason in the Washington, D.C., area until 1976, when he moved to Phoenix, Ariz.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Kim Baker; daughter and son-in-law Joyce and Bill Spies; stepson and daughter-in-law James and Lori Perry; and grandchildren Daniel, Jessica, Matthew and Kristin Baker, Lauren and Heather Spies and David Perry. He also leaves remaining siblings Janice Marth of Washington, George Baker of Hyattsville, Larry Baker of Florida and James Baker of Phoenix.
He is preceded in death by wife Mary Rusinek Baker; second wife Irene Best Baker; stepdaughter Barbara Perry; and siblings Kenneth (Tuck) Baker and Marilyn Dragan.
He has many other friends and relatives who will miss him dearly.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 26, in American Legion Post 44, 7145 East 2nd Street, Scottsdale, Ariz. Donations may be made to Soldier’s Best Friend, 5955 West Peoria Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85312, 480-269-1738 or http://soldiersbestfriend.org.
Beloved wife, loving mother, grandmother
Josephine Basile, 100, of McMurray, formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Monday, January 21, 2013.
She was the beloved wife of the late Charles; loving mother of Angela (Robert) Daley and Charles (Josephine) Basile; grandmother of Meghan (Rich) Child, Brandon (Jen) Daley and Sean (Kelly) Daley; and great-grandmother of Jack, Aaron, Luke and Lauren Daley.
Mrs. Basile loved to crochet and loved being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 26, in St. Benedict the Abbot Church, McMurray. Interment will be held in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township. Please view or add tributes at www.beinhauer.com.
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.
A memorial service to celebrate her 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 Mr. and Mrs. Baucom’s memory to the MS Society. Please add or view tributes at www.beinhauer.com.
Canonsburg homemaker, St. Thomas Church member
Vera Blum, 91, of Canonsburg, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013, in Canonsburg General Hospital.
She was born November 1, 1921, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Steve and Bertha Thomas Puskar.
Mrs. Blum was a homemaker.
She was a lifelong resident of Canonsburg and was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
Surviving are two sons, Michael Blum and wife Patty of Newport, N.C., and Kevin Blum and wife Chris of Washington; two daughters, Bev Fedorak and husband William of Canonsburg and Diane Bushko and husband Pete of Canonsburg; seven grandchildren, Michael (Angel), Tawnya (Dennis), Diane (Rick), Kevin (Missy), Tiffany (Dean), Lindsay and Kara; seven great-grandchildren, Brycen, Julia, Alexys, Ricky, Aiden, Logan and Parker; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased in addition to her parents, are her spouse, Robert F. “Mickey” Blum; three brothers, James, Steve and William Puskar; and a sister, Sara Mosko.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, Phillip L. Sollon, director, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 25, with Rev. Charles Weiss officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg. Please visit www.sollon.com for additional information and to view and leave condolences.
Oscar Lee Camp
Oscar Lee “Pete” Camp, 87, of Washington, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013, in Washington Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., Washington. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.
Marjorie S. Carpenter
Waynesburg resident worked for Greene Co. Tax Bureau
Marjorie S. Carpenter, 94, of Waynesburg, died Friday, January 18, 2013, in McMurray Hills Manor.
She was born Monday, March 25, 1918, in Waynesburg, a daughter of the late Frank K. Silveus and Anna Reynolds Silveus.
Mrs. Carpenter attended Waynesburg College and, for seven years, worked for the Model Shop Dress Shop, prior to getting married. She then worked in Harrisburg for the state and later returned to Waynesburg to work for the Greene County Tax Claim Bureau.
Her first husband, Earnest T. Faucett, whom she married in 1945, died in 1969. Her second husband, Charles L. Carpenter, whom she married in 1977, died in 1981.
She is survived by two nieces, Frankie Ann Bonifield of McMurray and Jonna Dee Wingard of Bethel Park; a nephew, Charles H. McCurdy of Pittsburgh; and two stepdaughters, Patty Baily of Waynesburg and Carmen Shultz of Waynesburg.
Deceased are two sisters, Mildred S. “Millie” McCurdy and Miriam Silveus.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the hour of services, Saturday, January 26, in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370, with Pastor Mark Snavely officiating. Burial will be in Greene Mount Cemetery, Waynesburg. Information is available at www.milliken-throckmortonfh.com.
Samuel N. Davis
Self-employed contractor loved auctions
Samuel N. Davis, 70, of Beallsville and Malabar, Fla., died peacefully Thursday, January 17, 2013, in Palm Bay Community Hospital, Palm Bay, Fla., with his family by his side.
He was born December 18, 1942, in Brownsville, a son of the late S. Earl and Ruth Springer Davis.
Mr. Davis was a 1960 graduate of Brownsville High School and a 1963 graduate of Robert Morris College.
A self-employed contractor, he was known for the special work he accomplished.
He had an active life and lived to hunt and fish. He loved auctions, antiques, pottery and Blue Grey Stoneware.
On February 16, 1963, he married Barbara J. Santee, who survives. They shared almost 50 years together.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Diana D. Gillis (Mike) of Port Charlotte, Fla.; three grandchildren, Michael Lapham (Susan) of Punta Gorda, Fla., Aaron Lapham (Kristen) of Belleview, Fla., and Matthew Lapham of Port Charlotte, who blessed the family with a great-granddaughter, Christina Dawn Lapham; a brother, Wilbur Davis and wife Irma of Brownsville; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, is a sister, Sara Jean Emery.
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 24, with the Rev. Thomas St. Clair officiating. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township. A guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
Retired from the lieutenant governor’s office
Diane Deep, 74, of Bridgeville, died Monday, January 21, 2013.
She was born January 29, 1938, in Canonsburg, a daughter of Mike and Sarah Moses Deep.
On February 17, 1957, she married Raymond C. Deep, who survives.
Mrs. Deep was a retired executive assistant for the lieutenant governor’s office.
She enjoyed crocheting and loved being with her family.
Surviving, along with her husband, are two sons, Raymond Anthony (Laura) Deep and Thomas J. (Susan) Deep; four sisters; Flora Deep, Kay (Jim) Drakeley, Michelle (Wallace) Wilson and Avigail Deep; a brother, Michael (Jean) Deep; five grandchildren, Taylor, Caitlin, Jared, Shannon and Colin Deep; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a brother, Esper (Nancy) Deep; and a sister, Sarah Deep.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Warchol Funeral Home Inc., 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville (412-221-3333), where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, January 25, with the Very Rev. Jason DelVitto officiating. Interment will follow in St. George Orthodox Cemetery, South Fayette Township. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation. View and add condolences at www.warcholfuneralhome.com.
Daniel J. Fabiszewski Sr.
Vietnam vet, GM retiree enjoyed 1950s, ’60s music
Daniel J. Fabiszewski Sr., 66, of Washington, died Sunday, January 20, 2013, in his home.
He was born May 18, 1946, in Washington, a son of the late Stanley and Sarah Opal Mikesell Fabiszewski.
Mr. Fabiszewski was a 1964 graduate of Bentleyville-Ellsworth High School.
He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy as a veteran of the Vietnam War.
In 1991, he retired from the Fisher Body Plant of General Motors Corp. in West Mifflin. At his retirement, he had more than 20 years of service and was a member of United Auto Workers.
Mr. Fabiszewski enjoyed the music of the 1950s and ’60s as well as classic cars of that era. He loved his family and his pet Yorky, Iddy.
On September 6, 1969, he married Janet L. Bogochenko, who survives.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two children, Daniel J. Fabiszewski Jr. of Washington and Stacey K. Hillman (Jeff) of Scenery Hill; four grandchildren, Jordan, Madison and Jeffrey Hillman and Natasha Galway; a sister, Kay Koch of Brighton, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, is a sister, Lorraine Martin.
Services and interment will be private and under the direction of Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville. Guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
Sara L. Grable
Sara L. Grable, 95, formerly of West Finley and Scenery Hill, died Monday, January 21, 2013.
Arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Greenlee Funeral Home, Beallsville. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.
Beatrice Hampe Isiminger Hergert
Worked for Hazel Atlas, Brockway Glass
Beatrice Hampe Isiminger Hergert, 90, of Davenport, Fla., formerly of Washington, died Saturday, January 19, 2013, in her home.
She was born September 21, 1922, in Washington, a daughter of Fred and Pearl Fisher Hampe.
Mrs. Hergert had worked at Hazel Atlas and Brockway Glass.
She had attended Allison Avenue Baptist Church, while living in Washington.
Mrs. Hergert enjoyed her grandchildren, playing cards and shuffleboard.
Her first husband, Kenneth Isiminger, died October 25, 1963. Her second husband, Tony Hergert, survives.
Also surviving are a son, Danny (Carla) Isiminger of Washington; a daughter, Trudy (Chuck) Gratz of Wheeling, W.Va.; a brother, Fred Hampe Jr. of Washington; and two grandchildren, Neal and Kenny Isiminger, both of Washington.
Deceased are three brothers, Don, David and Tom Hampe; and two sisters, Alma Isiminger and Marie Rhoades.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 25. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Cherished being surrounded by family
Eugenia “Jean” Manganas of Canonsburg died Tuesday, January 22, 2013, surrounded by her beloved family.
She was the beloved wife of Nick Manganas; loving mother of John (Rita) Manganas, Chris (John) Liokareas, Andrew (Amy) Manganas, Irene (James Lieb) Lang, Angela (Panteli) Athanas and the late Thomas (Toni) Manganas; daughter of the late Irene Lignos and Andrew Kalafatis; adored sister of Robert (Rita) Kalafatis and Nick (Dinah) Kalafatis; proud grandmother of 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Manganas cherished most being surrounded by her loving family and was loved and adored by all who knew her. She touched the lives of many people with her kindness, gentleness, giving heart and compassion. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was an avid Steelers and Penguins fan; watching the games was a family event.
Mrs. Manganas was a member of Holy Cross Philoptochos Society and Daughters of Penelope.
Friends welcome from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Beinahuer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, 724-941-3211. Additional viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of service, Friday, January 25, in Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 123 Gilkeson Road, Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens Cemetery, McMurray. Trisagion service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church. Please view or add a tribute at www.beinhauer.com.
Vicki J. Marker
Active in cancer awareness, Relay for Life supporter
Vicki J. Marker, 60, of Washington, died Monday, January 21, 2013, following a more than 15-year battle with cancer.
She was born January 22, 1952, in Washington, a daughter of the late Russell Clair “Rusty” Hay Sr. and Louise A. Moore Hay.
A 1971 graduate of Trinity High School, she had worked at Ball Glass as a selector/packer and at Axcera in warehouse control for 15 years.
Mrs. Marker was very active in cancer awareness and participated annually in Relay for Life.
She always put others ahead of her own needs. She loved cooking.
On February 27, 1993, she married Leroy F. Marker, who survives.
Also surviving are three brothers, Russell C. Hay Jr. (Linda), Gerald F. “Barrell” Hay (Joyce) and Malcolm V. Hay (Helen), all of Washington; a sister, Mary Louise Adams of Meadow Lands; nieces and nephews Donna Mantia, Dawn Hay, Heather J. and Heidi L. Hay, Marcie Unrue, Joseph Unrue, Jerry Hay and Andrew Adams; a great-niece, Savannah Hay; and a great-nephew, Jerry Hay.
Deceased is a sister, Deborah Bennett.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 25, with the Rev. Gary Schneider officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Subs Unlimited Relay for Life Team. Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Robert W. Massey
Royal Canadian Air Force veteran
Robert W. Massey of Eighty Four died Monday, January 21, 2013, in Canonsburg General Hospital, following a brief illness.
He was born May 21, 1940, in Windsor, Canada, a son of the late Wilford and Nellie Stemmler Massey.
Mr. Massey had served with the Royal Canadian Air Force, had been an aircraft mechanic and was self-employed in various fields.
On May 30, 1981, in Michigan, he married Gay DeLestienne, who survives.
He was a social member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 764 in McMurray and a life member of Royal Canadian Legion and Canonsburg Senior Citizens. He was a member of SWPAAA, having served on the sub-advisory committee, special activities committee and nutrition site review committee. He also served as a board member of Frank Sarris Library in Canonsburg.
Mr. Massey enjoyed gardening, candy-making, traveling and volunteering.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are five daughters, Neleen, Corinna, Sheena, Tammy and Eva; a son, James Massey; several grandchildren; stepchildren Veronica Susalla, Valerie (Mike) Seng and Ted (Anne) Sussalla; stepgrandchildren Matthew, Steven, Eric, Andrea, Michell, Greg and Amy; and stepgreat-grandchildren Alayna and Zoey.
Deceased is a sister, Jolly.
Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, January 25, with the Rev. Donald Austin officiating. Private entombment will be held in Washington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 100, Department 142, Memphis TN 38101-9908; or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka KS 66675. To view or extend condolences, please visit www.salandrafunerals.com.
Frederick E. Motto
WWII vet was faithful St. Patrick Church member
Frederick E. Motto, 92, of Canonsburg, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013, in Kindred Hospital, Oakdale, following a brief illness.
He was born September 14, 1920, in Barnesboro, Cambria County, a son of the late Domenic and Lucy Zullo Motto.
Mr. Motto was a graduate of Washington High School and proudly served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He served in New Guinea, Northern Solomons, Bismarck, Archipelago and the Philippines. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Philippines Liberation Ribbon, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with four bronze stars and the World War II Victory Medal.
He lived most of his life in Canonsburg, where he was a faithful and generous member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church.
Prior to his retirement, he had been employed as an electrician at the former McGraw Edison Power Systems and Cooper Industries in Canonsburg.
In his youth, he was a talented amateur baseball player as a catcher. He was an avid reader who enjoyed gardening, most sports and loved being with his family.
Mr. Motto was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 of Canonsburg and American Legion Post 902 of Houston.
On June 9, 1945, he married Laura Travaglini, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Frederick (Sarah) Motto of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Larry Motto of Tampa, Fla., and Anthony (Sharon) Motto of Maple Glen; a sister, Antoinette Buchte of Lorraine, Ohio; four grandchildren, Amanda, Gabrielle, Katelyn and Charles Frederick Motto; two great-grandsons, Blayne and Braxton; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a brother, John Motto, and a sister, Dolores Scandale.
Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, where a blessing service will be held at noon Thursday, January 24, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. in St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Canonsburg. Interment with full military honors by Veteranso Foreign Wars Post 191 and American Legion Post 902 honor guard will take place at 2 p.m. in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis TN 38101-9908. To view or extend condolences please visit www.salandrafunerals.com.
Helen Przyhocki Sokol
Homemaker active in Our Lady of Consolation Church
Helen Przyhocki Sokol, 93, of Carmichaels, formerly of Nemacolin, died at 8:25 p.m. Monday, January 21, 2013, in Precious Moments Personal Care Home, Carmichaels.
She was born October 11, 1919, in Bovard, Westmoreland County, a daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Opolka Przyhocki.
Mrs. Sokol was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Consolation Roman Catholic Church, Rosary Altar Society and Christian Mothers of Nemacolin.
She was a past president of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 400 in Carmichaels, was a member of Hey You Cootiettes of Greene County and Nemacolin Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She served as an officer for the Greene County Deanery. For many years, she organized and helped to prepare many funeral luncheons at Our Lady of Consolation.
Mrs. Sokol enjoyed bowling and playing bingo and cards.
On July 29, 1944, she married Stephen “Evie” Sokol, who died September 2, 1983.
Surviving are two sons, Stephen A. Sokol and wife Millie of Amissville, Va., and James M. Sokol and wife Wanda of Rices Landing; two daughters, Bernadine McKenzie and husband Leslie of St. Augustine, Fla., and Marilyn Riggen and husband Michael of Carmichaels; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Boss (Michael), James Michael Sokol Jr. (Brenda), David Sokol (Kristen), Brian Sokol (Traci), Kevin Riggen, Tina Lamb (Dan) and Christopher McKenzie (Tiffany); 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two brothers, Vincent Przyhocki and Andrew “Sonny” Przyhocki; and seven sisters, Marie Calabris, Sophia Majewski, Anna Andrenok, Rose Helmick, Julia Dill, Nellie Calabris and Agnes Adamczyk.
Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Yoskovich Funeral Home, 724-966-5500, Martin J. Yoskovich, director, 300 South Vine Street, Route 88, Carmichaels, where a blessing service will be held at 12:15 p.m. Friday, January 25, followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 1 p.m. in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Crucible, with the Rev. Michael S. Suslowicz as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Crucible. A vigil service will be held at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 400 will hold services at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Amedisys Hospice, 2183 McClellandtown Road, Masontown, PA 15461. For additional information and to sign the guest book, please visit www.YoskovichFH.com.
Bertha M. Stasik
Cecil resident was hospital aide, raised bulldogs
Bertha M. Stasik, 84, of Cecil, died Monday, January 21, 2013, in St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon.
She was born November 13, 1928, in Carnegie, a daughter of the late Murray Ayers and the late Laura Black Ayers Eitenmiller.
She attended All Saints Polish National Catholic Church, Carnegie, and was a member of American Kennel Club. She lived to raise English bulldogs, enjoyed bowling, and had great pleasure in spending time with her family.
She worked as an aide for Kane Hospital and Friendship Village.
Surviving are five daughters, Bertha (Bill) Heintz of Weirton, W.Va., Mary Ann (Harry) Dantry of Cecil, Ramona (Dennis) Fleeher of Cecil, Helen (companion Jon McCulloch) Stasik of Canonsburg and Betty Jean (companion George Shepos) Kovach of Bridgeville; two sons, Leo (Kathy) Stasik of Elverson and Tony Stasik of Canonsburg; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Shirley) Ayers of Holderness, N.H.; and two sisters, Laura (Paul) Farrelly of Ellwood City and Ruth Ann (Sonny) Chauvet of Canonsburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leon V. Stasik in 1993; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Stasik; a grandson, Mark Dantry; and a brother, Murray Ayers.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no public visitation. Friends are encouraged to attend a committal service at 12:30 p.m. Friday, January 25, in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township, with the Very Rev. Richard Seiler officiating. Interment for her and her husband will be in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Arrangements are entrusted to Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services, Cecil.
Mary Ethel LeClere-Wagner-Welling
Lifelong Fredericktown Methodist Church member
Mary Ethel LeClere-Wagner-Welling, 96, a lifelong resident of Fredericktown, was called to the Lord peacefully Monday, January 21, 2013, surrounded by her family, in her home.
She was born June 28, 1916, the only daughter of the late William and Bessie LeClere.
In June 1940, she married Albert John Wagner, who died in an accident at Fort Knox Army Base in 1944. They had one child, Carol Ann Wagner-Gindlesperger-Burgess, who survives. She raised her as a single mother.
Also surviving are her beloved granddaughter, Holly Branch; great-grandchildren Walker, Edgar and Samuel; a son-in-law, Robert Burgess; grandsons Garry Burgess, Clark Keller and Kyle Burgess (Michele); great-grandchildren Harrison and Scarlett; granddaughter Amy Troiani; and great-grandchildren Benjamin Burgess, Ella and Julius Troiani.
Mrs. Welling was a 1935 graduate of East Bethlehem Township High School.
She was a lifelong member of Fredericktown United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school for 57 years, and played either or both piano and organ for services there. She was involved in organizing the junior choir in the 1930s, taught Bible school, was a Youth Fellowship Counselor and a member of the Women’s Society, now United Methodist Women.
Mrs. Welling was a financial secretary of Fredericktown Methodist Church starting in 1968 but because of failing health, she retired from the position in 2005. Before marriage, she worked at the Fredericktown Post Office and for a brief time, after her husband’s death, she worked at Lazovicks Department store.
She was a member of the Civil Defense and was one of the organizers for the youth center in Fredericktown during the 1950s. She was once a member of Rebekah Lodge located in Millsboro.
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Greenlee Funeral Home, 42 Bank Street at Crawford Road, Fredericktown, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 24, with Chaplain Bernatdette Moore officiating. Interment will be in Fredericktown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family recommends donations to Fredericktown Library, P.O. Box 62, Fredericktown, PA 15333. Guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
Jesse L. Wrick Jr.
Member of UMWA, F&AM Lodge 153
Jesse L. Wrick Jr., 71, of Greensboro, passed away quietly Monday, January 21, 2013, in his home, with his loving family by his side.
He was born December 14, 1941, in Davistown, a son of the late Vera Raber and Jesse L. Wrick Sr.
A construction worker and welder for 45 years, he was a member of United Mine Workers of America and F&AM Lodge 153 in Waynesburg.
Mr. Wrick attended Gospel Tabernacle in Mt. Morris.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Linda Dean Wrick, whom he married May 15, 1962; three children, Jesse L. Wrick III of Waynesburg, James F. Wrick of Saginaw, Texas, and Jodi L. Logue of Dilliner; five grandchildren, Jewel, Jenessa, Kristin, Jordan and Jared; a brother, John A. Wrick, and a sister, Jackie Fisher, both of Dilliner; and several nieces and nephews and their families.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and until 11 a.m., the time of service, Friday, January 25, in Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, Philip S. Rishel, owner and director. Private interment will take place in Highland Cemetery, Davistown. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered to Amedisys Hospice, 20 Highland Park Drive, Uniontown, PA 15401. www.herod-rishel.com
Ulysses S. Yarbor
Member of Friendship Baptist Church
Ulysses S. “Bones” Yarbor, 82, of Washington, died Saturday, January 19, 2013, in Washington Hospital, after a lengthy illness.
He was born February 6, 1930, in Washington, a son of the late Robert Yarbrough and Annie Archibald Lockett.
Mr. Yarbor was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, American Legion, the Elks, National Radio Association and was a 33rd Degree Mason.
He worked for Jessop Steel as a crane operator for 23 years until his retirement.
He enjoyed hunting, gardening and working with electronics. Mr. Yarbor worked on and built televisions and radios.
He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954 during the Korean conflict. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal.
On March 6, 1954, he married Anna M. Jones of Washington, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Rodney “Tiger” (Leslie Dorazio) Yarbor of Washington; four daughters, Carla Yarbor Payne of Fresno, Calif., Gayle Yarbor of Stockton, Calif., Apryl Yarbor of Tracy, Calif., and Andrea Yarbor of Fresno, Calif.; a sister, Elizabeth Newell of Corona, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Aaron Payne, Marcus Payne and Elycia (Michael Hildebrand) Yarbor; a great-grandchild, Kayden Hildebrand; and several nieces and nephews.
He also leaves his faithful friend, his dog, Waldo.
Deceased is a son, Ronald Lee “Kiddy” Yarbor and a brother, Joseph Yarbor.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Warco-Falvo Funeral Home Inc., Wilson at East Katherine avenues, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director. Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of a funeral service, Saturday, January 26, in Friendship Baptist Church, 17 East Walnut Street, Washington, with Pastor Richard White officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. Full military rites will be accorded by American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 and the U.S. Air Force. Memorial contributions may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 17 East Walnut Street, Washington, PA 15301. Condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com.