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January 24, 2013

Peter Dipietrantonio

California American Legion Post 377 member

Peter Dipietrantonio, 90, of California, died Thursday, January 24, 2013.

He was born Wednesday, January 17, 1923, in Daisytown, a son of the late Luigi and Annunziata Dipietrantonio.

Mr. Dipietrantonio was a member of California American Legion, JFK Post 377 and a life member of National Rifle Association.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Marianna, who died October 3, 2002; and two sisters, Edith Robinson and Vera Young.

Left to cherish his memory are a daughter, Carol Rossi; a son and daughter-in-law, Louis and Robin Dipietrantonio; a brother, Mario Dipietrantonio and wife Dorothy of Richeyville; four grandchildren, Danielle Dipietrantonio, Theron Dipietrantonio and wife Jennifer, Aron Dipietrantonio and Cynthia Rossi; and three great-grandchildren, Samantha Oliver, Lairah and Rya Dipietrantonio.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and until 10 a.m., the time of prayers of translation, Saturday, January 26, in Mariscotti Funeral Home Inc., Anthony N. Mariscotti, supervisor, 323 Fourth Street, California, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, California, with Father Michael Zavage as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Coal Center.


Sara L. Grable

25-year member of Windy Gap Church

Sara L. Grable, 95, of Houston, formerly of Scenery Hill and West Finley, went to be with the Lord Monday, January 21, 2013, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.

She was born July 25, 1917, in Clarksville, a daughter of the late Joseph Miles and Helen Jane Williams Yocum.

Mrs. Grable was a 1936 graduate of Beallsville High School.

On September 26, 1983, she married Wayne F. Grable, who preceded her in death.

She was a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service in the Scenery Hill Post Office from 1965 to 1969 and worked in the credit office for Sears in Washington from 1969 to 1979.

Mrs. Grable was a member of Windy Gap Presbyterian Church for more than 25 years. She also was a member of Presbyterian Women and West Finley Friendship Club.

She enjoyed flower gardening and feeding birds and shared love and devotion for her family.

Surviving are three daughters, Sandra (Larry) Rush of Canonsburg, Barbara Ginther (Richard) of Houston and Martha (Kevin) Mooney of O’Fallon, Mo.; a son, Shirl (Terri) Grable of Fallston, Md.; a sister, Edith Ealy of Washington; a sister-in-law, Lewanda Yocum of Vanderbilt; a daughter-in-law, Daphne Grable of Hueytown, Ala.; 16 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, are two sons, Ronald W. Grable and Gary Grable; a brother, Charles Yocum; and a daughter-in-law, Mary Patricia Grable.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 26, with Pastor George Crawford officiating. Interment will follow in Scenery Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Asera Care Hospice, 300 Penn Center Boulevard, Suite 602, Pittsburgh, PA 15235; and Windy Gap Presbyterian Church, 132 Burnsville Ridge Road, West Finley, PA 15377. A guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.


Carol Jo Clark Harris

Loved spending time with family

Carol Jo Clark Harris, 51, of Triadelphia, W.Va., formerly of Washington, died Sunday, January 20, 2013, in Wheeling, W.Va.

She was born May 9, 1961, in Washington, a daughter of David Clark and the late Carol Ann Catlett Clark Strahl.

Ms. Clark loved spending time with her family, particularly her grandchildren.

She was employed as a nurse’s aide.

Surviving, in addition to her father, are two sons, Matthew Harris of Washington and William Adam Harris of Triadelphia; a daughter, Stephanie Harris of Triadelphia; three sisters, Christine (Steven) Burley, Juanita (David) Osner and Elizabeth Terrill; two brothers, Jeffrey and Charles Strahl; and four grandchildren, Nathan Vargas, Dashawn Hetzel, Blake Jamison and Haylie Hetzel.

Friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m., the time of services, Saturday, January 26, in Michael H. Heinrich Funeral Home, 219 Main Street, Claysville, with Pastor Bruce Graff officiating. Interment will follow in Claysville Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Heinrich Funeral Home, P.O. Box 539, Claysville, PA 15323, to help offset funeral expenses.


Mildred Marie Higgins

Member of North Buffalo Church

Mildred Marie Higgins, 91, of Washington, passed away peacefully in her sleep, following a brief illness, Thursday, January 24, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington.

She was born May 11, 1921, in Canonsburg, a daughter of the late Earl and Cora Amos Shrum.

A lifelong resident of Washington, she attended Washington High School, until she had to drop out to help support her family during the Depression.

As a child, she attended Allison Avenue Baptist Church. She was a member of North Buffalo United Presbyterian Church and, in her younger years, was very active as the children’s Sunday school teacher. She was always proud to say that, at one time, she had 40 kids in her Sunday school class. She taught at the Bible school and was leader of the Sunday evening pre-teen young people’s group, known as The Crusaders.

Mrs. Higgins worked at Duncan Miller Glass Co. for several years. In later years, she worked at The Washington Co. and then at Thompson’s Hardware Store, until her retirement.

An avid reader, she spent many happy hours reading her books. She also loved to sing, laugh and spend time with her family. She especially enjoyed the family dog, Bailey, who will miss her very much.

For the last 5 1/2 years, she lived with her daughter, Terri, and son-in-law David Donel.

In October 1939, she married Donald E. Higgins, who died in 1980.

Surviving are a daughter, Terri (David) Donel of Washington; three grandsons, Randall Jay (Marie) Higgins Jr. of Washington, Timothy W. (Allison) Donel of Columbus, Ohio, and Kevin J. Donel of Massillon, Ohio; a great-granddaughter, Ashley Higgins; a great-grandson, James Gregory Donel; a great-great-granddaughter, Livia Bedillion; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to her husband, are a son, Randall J. Higgins Sr.; a sister, Evelyn Mae Farabee; a brother, Harold Shrum; and two nieces, Claramae Barton and Edna Mae Fine.

She was the last member of her immediate family.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 28. Burial will follow in North Buffalo Cemetery, Claysville. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


Paul Robert Howard

Paul Robert Howard, 59, of Valley Grove, W.Va., died Wednesday, January 23, 2013, in UPMC-Shadyside hospital, Pittsburgh, following a four-month illness.

Arrangements are incomplete. Hummell and Jones Funeral Home, Washington, is assisting the family. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.


Emily Skeen

SSA retiree enjoyed going to church

Emily Skeen, 91, of Dade City, Fla., died Thursday, January 17, 2013, in Westwinds ALF of Zephyrhills, Fla.

She was born May 26, 1921, in Upper Tyrone Township, a daughter of the late Alex and Jennie Mae Heffelfinger Stimmel.

Mrs. Skeen was a graduate of Centerville High School.

She was an administrative assistant to the director of the Social Security Administration for more than 30 years, before retiring in 1976.

Mrs. Skeen was a member of First Baptist Church of Zephyrhills.

She enjoyed going to church, having Bible studies and walking her dogs and cats.

Surviving are a sister-in-law, Stella Stimmel of Las Vegas, Nev.; a stepdaughter, Connie (Thomas) Workman of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; three stepgrandchildren, Eric, Nacole and Emily Workman; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to her parents, are two husbands, Howard B. Dickinson and Wendell Skeen; three brothers, William Stimmel, Robert Stimmel and Edgar Stimmel; and a sister, Cora Bess Horner.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to noon, the time of service, Saturday, January 26, in Taylor United Methodist Church, 823 Old National Pike, Brownsville, PA 15417-9253, with Pastor Melissa Geisler officiating. Interment will be in Taylor Cemetery, Brownsville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to First Baptist Church Zephyrhills, 38231 Fifth Avenue, Zephyrhills, FL 33542. A guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.


Robert Lee Warth

Army, Coast Guard veteran was retired engineer

Robert Lee “Bob” Warth, 85, of Lehigh Acres, Fla., died Tuesday, January 15, 2013, in the home of his daughter and son in Seminole, Fla.

He was born July 9, 1927, in Mt. Clemens, Mich., a son of the late Norman Charles Sr. and Inez Lenore Ruckman Warth.

Mr. Warth received honorable discharges from the U.S. Army and the U.S. Coast Guard for his service with the Merchant Marines during World War II.

He was employed as an engineer with Honeywell for 25 years, before retiring in 1986.

Mr. Warth and his wife, Eva, owned and operated beach rental property in Florida for 40 years.

He was a former member of Seminole Chamber of Commerce and a member of Victory Christian Center Church in Lehigh Acres.

Deceased are his wife, Eva Skirchak Warth; a daughter, Cynthia; a brother, Norman Charles Warth Jr.; and a sister, Orabelle Warth Mellars.

Surviving are a son, Russell (Beverly) of Maryville, Tenn.; a son, Norman Warth, and a daughter, Kimberley Warth, both of Seminole; three grandchildren, Jessica, April and Adam; two great-grandsons, Scott and Garret; a brother, Donald (Judy) Warth of Cumming, Ga.; and three sisters, Betty Kenzleiter of Lawrence, Marilyn Beckenger of Washington and Carol Sue (Harold) Blayney of Venetia.

A memorial service was held January 20, 2013, in Bridge Point Church, St. Petersburg, Fla. Donations may be made in his memory to Suncoast Hospice at 727-467-7423 or http://www.thehospice.org.


Tetina M. Zupancich

1944 - 2013

Tetina Marie Zupancich, 68, of Clayton, N.C., died Wednesday, January 23, 2013, in SECU Hospice Center, Smithfield, N.C.

She was born February 7, 1944, in Wickliffe, Ohio, a daughter of the late Lincoln and Lois Jolly Tosti.

In 1965, she married Ronald J. Zupancich Sr., who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Ronald J. Zupancich Jr. (Monica) of Burlington, N.C., and Mark L. Zupancich of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a grandson, Micah Zupancich; three sisters, Donna Sabolich (John), DeDe Tosti and P.J. DeCamp (Mac); two brothers, Tony Tosti (Jean) and Lincoln Tosti Jr. (Chris); a sister-in-law, Judy Rosa (Jim); and brother-in-law, Bernard Zupancich.

Deceased is a daughter, who died at birth.

Mrs. Zupancich worked as a tax preparer for H&R Block.

She was Roman Catholic.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320, 724-966-5100, Paul M. Lesako, owner/director/supervisor, where a wake service will be held at 6:30 p.m., with the Rev. John Bauer officiating. The family will leave the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday, January 28, for a committal service at 10:30 a.m. in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township. www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com



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