Harriet M. Frye Carter
Member of First Baptist Church in Monongahela
Harriet M. Frye Carter, 84, of Monongahela (Valley Inn), died Friday, January 25, 2013, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
She was born September 12, 1928, in North Charleroi, a daughter of the late William Frye and Alice Swingle.
A homemaker, Mrs. Carter was a member of First Baptist Church in Monongahela.
She attended the former Wylie School. She was a founding member of Valley Inn Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and a former president of Valley Inn Helping Hands.
Mrs. Carter enjoyed spending time at Monongahela Senior Citizens Center.
Surviving are four sons and daughter-in-laws, Ricky and Vickie Carter of Davie, Fla., Larry and Nan Carter of Charleroi, James Carter and wife Ellen Wolfson of Davie and Terry and Michelle Carter of Monongahela; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Jason Yamamoto of Canonsburg; 11 grandchildren, Tracey (Vince) Bavuso, R.J., Katie, Felicia, Troy, Camryn, Casey, Kori and Brook Carter and Brett and Derek Radaker; three stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Wilma Jean and husband Clyde Porter of Charleroi; and a daughter-in-law, Lynn Carter of Easly, S.C.
Deceased are her husband, Harold C. “Butch” Carter, who died in June 2002, and a son, Dale Carter, who died in November 2011.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Marshall Marra Funeral Home, 216 Chess Street, Monongahela, 724-258-6767, marshallmarrafuneralhome.com. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, January 28, in First Baptist Church, Monongahela, with the Rev. Mark Scholaert officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Norma J. Christy
Loving mother, grandmother and friend
Norma J. Christy, 69, died Thursday, January 24, 2013, in Southwest Regional Medical Center, Waynesburg, with her son by her side.
Mrs. Christy was born September 8, 1943, in Carmichaels, a daughter of the late Marshall and LuLu Rice Helmick.
Surviving are a son, Duane E. Christy (Barbara) of Mather; two granddaughters, Tiffany Marie and Maria Jean Christy; sister Millie Drake McDaniel (Tom) of Eastlake, Ohio; three brothers, Bill Helmick (Ella) of Streetsboro, Ohio, Arleigh Helmick (Janet) of Mentor, Ohio, and Jim Helmick (Venus) of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Helmick of Arizona.
Her husband, Duane Christy, grandson Duane E. Christy Jr. and brother Kenneth Helmick are deceased.
Mrs. Christy was a loving mother, grandmother and true friend. Her favorite pastimes were bingo and card playing.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, in Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, 724-966-5100, Paul M. Lesako, owner/funeral director/supervisor. Service will follow at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Frank Vucic officiating. Interment will be in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels. View the obituary at www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com.
Sally Greiner, 48, died Friday, January 25, 2013, of pancreatic cancer.
Surviving are Keith Greiner, Carley Greiner, Richard and Donna Aten and many other family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, January 26, in Watson Funeral Services Chapel, Conway, S.C.
She will be laid to rest in Myrtle Beach, S.C., at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pancan.org.
Please sign a guest book at watsonfuneralservices.com.
Watson Funeral Services and Crematory, 2300 Highway 378, Conway, is serving the family.
Paul Robert Howard
Computer manager was devoted family man
Paul Robert Howard, 59, of Valley Grove, W.Va., died Wednesday, January 23, 2013, in UPMC-Shadyside hospital, following a four-month illness.
He was born June 19, 1953, in Washington, a son of the late Arthur W. Howard Sr. and Lela Bell Camp Howard.
Mr. Howard was a computer manager for McKinley and Associates.
He was affiliated with West Alexander United Methodist Church.
Mr. Howard was a devoted family man.
He was a member of Wildlife League of Ohio County and enjoyed target shooting, RVing and listening to music. He loved time spent on his computer. He was also a member of the Association of Information Technology Professionals.
Mr. Howard served peace-time in the U.S. Army.
On June 18, 1988, he was married in West Alexander United Methodist Church to Alicia L. Midcap, who survives, along with five children, Paul Howard Jr. of Wheeling, W.Va., Jennifer (Douglas) Goodwell of Rhome, Texas, Sherri Mae (Thomas J. Donley) Howard of Wheeling and Samantha and Amanda Howard, both at home; a brother, Arthur W. “Bill” (Charlotte) Howard Jr. of Washington; a sister, Margaret (Richard) Slack of Fairmount City. He was close to several members of his extended family.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, is an infant sister.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Hummell & Jones Funeral Home Inc., 420 Locust Ave., Washington, Thomas W. Hummell, supervisor, Douglas M. Jones, director, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, January 28, with the Rev. David Stammerjohn officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to American Brain Tumor Association, 773-577-8750, 8550 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 550, Chicago, IL 60631. Messages of condolence may be left at www.hummellandjones.com.
Randall Charles Hudgkin
Longtime Canonsburg Shop ’n Save butcher
Randall Charles Hudgkin, 66, of Washington, formerly of Hunker and Canonsburg, died Friday, January 25, 2013, in his home.
He was born December 2, 1946, in Hunker, Westmoreland County, a son of the late John Ellis and Beatrice Leah Hudgkin.
Mr. Hudgkin worked as a butcher at Canonsburg Shop ’n Save for more than 35 years.
He was a member of Anawanna Hunting and Fishing Club and Canonsburg Sportsmen’s Club.
Surviving are three daughters, Wendy Sue Knopp, Sheri Hudgkin and Patricia Hudgkin Wisner, all of Washington; a brother, Keith Hudgkin (Diane) of the Hunker-Armburst area; a sister, Cathy Sweinsburg (Dennis) of Connecticut; and six grandchildren, Derrick and Nathaniel Knopp, Brandon Oest, Isabella Hudgkin, Cody Hudgkin and Chad Wisner.
Deceased is his wife, Carol Lee Hudgkin, who died August 17, 2009.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., the time of service, Sunday, January 27, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with Pastor Joe DiDonato Sr. officiating. Inurnment in Washington Cemetery will be held at a later date. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
John Ralph Poland
U.S. Army veteran
John Ralph “Bud” Poland, 87, of Monongahela, formerly of South Franklin Township, died Thursday, January 24, 2013, in his home.
He was born February 8, 1925, in Washington, a son of the late Ralph E. and Bessie Leona Sheppard Poland.
Mr. Poland served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He worked for the water company before working for Coen Oil Co. in account service and sales for 40 years.
While living in South Franklin, Mr. Poland served as a township supervisor for 12 years.
On January 31, 1945, he married Anna Margaret Garber, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Harold R. (Ginger) Poland of Monongahela; a sister, Fonnie Cox of Arkansas; and three grandchildren, Megan Sonson (Jason), Amanda Poland and Savannah Poland.
Deceased are a son, Robert John Poland, who died in childhood, and a sister, Gertrude Leotta McCauley.
Friends will be received from noon to 2 and 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, January 28. Private burial will be held in Rosemont Cemetery, Rogersville. Following the service, military rites will be accorded at the funeral home by American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
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 two sisters-in-law, Stella Stimmel of Las Vegas, Nev., and Esther Stimmel of Centerville; 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.
Norman Joshua Smitley
Member of First U.M. Church, Carmichaels
Norman Joshua Smitley, 91, of Garards Fort, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013, in Golden Living Center, Waynesburg.
Mr. Smitley was born December 30, 1921, in Filbert, a son of the late Adam K. and Dorothy Taylor Smitley.
He was married for 56 years to Ina Jean Blaker Smitley, who died January 11, 2000.
Surviving are his second wife, Jane Barclay Smitley; a daughter, Linda Clites (Donald); four grandchildren, Christian Clites (fiancee Angela Stout), Jill Clites Brennan (Timothy), Julie Smitley Bullboff (John) and Adam Smitley; six great-grandchildren, Kirsten, Joshua and Emma Clites, Cohen Stout, Fallon Bullboff and Bishop Smitley; and two stepchildren, William Barclay (Karen) and Romona Fordyce (Edwin), and their families.
A son, David Neil Smitley; a brother, Ray Smitley; and two sisters, Dorothy Papula and Thelma Bryner, are deceased.
Mr. Smitley was a member of First United Methodist Church of Carmichaels and Carmichaels Lions Club for many years. He was the last Man of the Year of the Lions Club before that recognition was discontinued.
He worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a member of Operating Engineers Local 66.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. to noon Monday, January 28, in Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, 724-966-5100, Paul M. Lesako, owner/funeral director/supervisor. A service will begin at noon in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gale Cobb officiating. View the obituary at www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com.
Mary J. Wilkins
1927 – 2013
Mary J. Wilkins, 85, of Slovan, passed away Friday morning, January 25, 2013, in Washington Hospital.
She was born May 16, 1927, a daughter of the late James and Emma Hoberek Dross.
Surviving are five daughters, Violet Marie of Florence, Shirley Jane Cox of Slovan, Thelma Shubel and husband Roy of Florence, Vera Darlene Vizyak and husband Gary of Avella and Roberta Wussick and husband Nick of South View; a son, Arthur N. Wilkins and wife Mary of Atlasburg; 23 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
She also leaves behind her faithful canine companion, Spike.
Deceased, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Arthur N. Wilkins Sr.; three brothers, Stanley, Mike and John Dross; a sister, Ann Crow; and two grandchildren, Fred Smith and Tina Markish.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Lee & Martin Funeral Home, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Janaury 28, with Pastor Sam Linton officiating. Internment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Burgettstown.