Craig S. Church
Architect, engineer owned C.S. Church and Associates
Craig S. Church, 61, of Waynesburg, died Monday, January 28, 2013, in his home.
He was born December 1, 1951, in Waynesburg, a son of the late Francine and Ralph Horn and Franklin Church.
Mr. Church was a graduate of Penn State, where he earned his architectural license and a bachelor’s degree in structural and civil engineering. He later taught at Penn State Fayette.
He owned and operated C.S. Church and Associates in Peters Township, working as a licensed architect and registered civil and structural engineer.
Mr. Church was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lippencott. He was a past master of Waynesburg Lodge 153 Free and Accepted Masons, a member of the Scottish Rite bodies in the Valley of Pittsburgh and Syria Temple AAONOMS in Pittsburgh, where he served on the ritualistic team. He also was a member of the Engineer’s Society in Pittsburgh and Waynesburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy E. Stockdale Church, whom he married September 15, 1972; two daughters, Heather N. Collins (Chris) of Ross Township and Jennifer Taylor (Chris) of Mather; a son, Kelby R. Church (Jennifer) of Morgantown, W.Va.; six grandchildren, Jessica and Sidney Spence, Gabriella and Serenity Taylor and Kaylee and Nicholas “Nick” Collins; and a brother, Fred Church of Ohio.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the time of service, Thursday, January 31, in Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 182 West High Street, Waynesburg, with the Rev. Nick Bardo and the Rev. David Earnest officiating. Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township. Waynesburg Lodge 153 F&AM will hold services at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Condolences may be offered at www.behmfh.com.
Joanne Porter Douglass
February 14, 1940 - January 27, 2013
Joanne Porter Douglass of Hickory died peacefully Sunday, January 27, 2013, in her home.
Born February 14, 1940, she was a beloved, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Surviving are sons Brett Douglass and Matt Douglass; grandchildren Toni Mirena, Hunter Douglass and Russell Douglass; and brother William J. Porter.
Deceased are sister Susan Porter York and mother Wilda Cowden Porter.
A private memorial service will be held for family at a later date.
Rolland Merle Engle
Navy vet, outdoorsman grew up in SW Pa.
Rolland Merle “Diz” Engle, 68, died Sunday, January 27, 2013, in his home in Elizabethtown, Ky.
He was born January 2, 1945, in Wilmore, Cambria County, a son of the late Merle and Edith Martin Engle.
Mr. Engle was formerly married to Elisa Wilson Layhue of Bentleyville; they were married April 17, 1966.
Surviving are his companion, Sandra Rankin, also of Elizabethtown; a son, Kevin Engle (Ashley) of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; two daughters, Rene Engle Shatto (Jeff) of Parkesburg and Betsy Engle of Elizabethtown; several grandchildren; two brothers, Darwin Engle (Barbara) of Leonardtown, Md., and Martin Engle (Carol) of Ruff Creek; and a sister, Karen Pruess (William) of Annandale, Va.
Mr. Engle grew up in Southwestern Pennsylvania, where he resided until his retirement six years ago, at which time he relocated to Elizabethtown.
Mr. Engle was a 1963 graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School. Following graduation, he served four years in the U.S. Navy, touring on the USS Chukawan.
He was employed as a machinist most of his life and worked at Millcraft, Atlas Machine, Bethlehem Mines/Beth Energy and Joy Manufacturing.
Mr. Engle enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, boating, gardening, cooking and retirement. He was a faithful friend and would generously help others with fixing equipment and machinery as well as having friends over to his home to visit.
Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 31, with the Rev. James Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township. Graveside military rites will be accorded by the U.S. Navy. In lieu of flowers, to help another veteran or memorial, donations may be made to Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, 1317 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703-879-3797. Condolences may be offered at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.
Darrell Eugene “Gene” Harker, 69, of Crossroads Community, Wadestown, W.Va., died Sunday, January 27, 2013, in his home.
He was born March 13, 1943, in Morgantown, W.Va., a son of the late F. Carl and Lora Johnson Harker.
Mr. Harker was a 1961 graduate of Clay-Battelle High School.
He had formerly worked for King Knob Coal Co., Daybrook Development and Bill Seaman Livestock.
Surviving are two sons and their spouses, Cam and Jennifer Harker and Michael and Ellen Harker, all of Laurel Point, W.Va.; a daughter and her spouse, Sherry and David Patterson, with whom he made his home; five grandchildren, Lisa and Matt Riffle, Cameron Harker, Jon Harker, Jenna Harker and Jaynie Harker; two great-grandchildren, Kyla and Kaylee Riffle; two sisters, Jane Varner of Core, W.Va., and Amy Seaman and husband Bill of Core; a mother-in-law, Norma Jean Tuttle of Crossroads, W.Va.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Sharon Harker, who died February 16, 2001; a father-in-law, Jimmie Tuttle; two infant brothers, Forrest Carl Harker Jr. and Calvin Clyde Harker; and a brother-in-law, Harold Varner.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Tennant Funeral Home, Hundred, W.Va., where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, with the Rev. Sherry Rawlings officiating. Interment will follow in the Olive Cemetery, Pentress, W.Va. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.tennantfuneralhome.com.
William Joseph Holden
1954 - 2013
William Joseph Holden, 58, of Washington, died Sunday, January 27, 2013, in his home.
He was born April 5, 1954, in Pittsburgh, a son of John and Bernice Staggner Holden.
Mr. Holden worked for 32 years at the Observer-Reporter in Washington and four years at Lowe’s Home Improvement.
On May 10, 1974, he married Christine D. Newman, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Tara Spring Reynolds of Washington; a grandson, Tristan William Reynolds; two brothers, Edward and John; and two sisters, Ruth Ann and Anna Marie.
All services and interment will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to Hummell and Jones Funeral Home Inc., Thomas W. Hummell, supervisor, Douglas M. Jones, director, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington. Condolences may be left at www.hummellandjones.com.
Philip W. Kampert Sr.
Beloved husband, loving father
Philip W. “Bup” Kampert Sr., 87, of Peters Township, died Sunday, January 27, 2013.
He was the dearly beloved husband of the late Mildred (Krapp) Kampert; loving father of Philip W. (Mary Lou) Kampert Jr. and Keith R. (Susan) Kampert; cherished grandfather of Kurt (Amanda), Eric (Christa), Timothy and Nicholas (fiancé Tricia Stoner) Kampert; and great-grandfather of Bryce, Haley, William and Nicholas Kampert.
Surviving are siblings Anne Marie (Larry) Malloy and William (Barbara) Kampert and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are siblings Louise McCarthy, Claire Schlegel, Joseph Kampert and Thomas Kampert.
Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-941-3211. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, in St. Benedict the Abbot Church, McMurray. Interment will be held in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, 1 North Linden Street, Duquesne, PA 15110.
Marian L. McVay
Member of United Church of Christ
Marian L. McVay, 89, of Sebring, Ohio, formerly of Claysville, died Sunday, January 27, 2013.
She was born January 13, 1924, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Walter and Freda Metzer Lang.
Mrs. McVay was a member of United Church of Christ.
She was a homemaker and seamstress.
On June 21, 1946, she married Robert B. McVay Jr., who died August 20, 1999.
Surviving are a daughter, Chery Duell (Ray) of Minerva, Ohio; a sister, Audrey Linville (Harry) of Washington; and two grandchildren, Adam Simers of Nashville, Tenn., and Emily Simers of Tallmadge, Ohio.
Deceased are a daughter, Christine McVay; a brother, Robert Lang; and a sister, Dorothy Sperring.
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 1 p.m. Thursday, January 31, with Pastor Peggy Shannon officiating. Burial will follow in Prosperity Cemetery. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Robert Martin Pompe
1940 - 2013
Robert Martin Pompe, 72, of Burgettstown, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013, in Washington Hospital, after a brief illness.
He was born October 29, 1940, in Joffre, a son of the late Martin D. and Regina Ocepek Pompe.
Mr. Pompe was a 1958 graduate of Union High School in Burgettstown.
After graduation, he served in the U.S. Air Force, when he met his future wife, Nancy Mason, in Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, while she served in the Canadian Air Force.
After being honorably discharged from the Air Force and while working for Allegheny Airlines, he graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics with an air frame and power plant degree.
From June 1966 until October 1998, he worked for U.S. Airways as a mechanic and foreman and retired as an aircraft maintenance duty manager.
Mr. Pompe enjoyed golf and was active in Monday Men’s League at Ponderosa Golf Course. He spend winters in Bradenton, Fla., where he enjoyed watching the Pirates spring training and attending his grandchildren’s activities, especially soccer.
He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Burgettstown and was active in American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
On August 31, 1963, he married his wife of 49 years, Nancy Mason, who survives.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Jeffrey R. Pompe and wife Robin of Cross Creek and Mark S. Pompe of Vestaburg; two daughters, Cindy Walters, wife of the late Roger of Slovan, and Shelly Hyde and husband Lee of Belmont, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Amanda, Samantha, Elizabeth and Alex Pompe and Allie, Amy and Alyssa Hyde; a sister, Judy Prado and husband Jerry of McMurray; a daughter-in-law, Susan Pompe of Sturgeon; a brother-in-law, Hank McClements of Hickory; an aunt and godmother, Jean Maslyk of Burgettstown; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, is a sister, Joan McClements.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Lee and Martin Funeral Home, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Burgettstown, with the Rev. George Moneck as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Hickory.
Robert L. Rehonic, 83, of Canonsburg, died Saturday, January 26, 2013, in Townview Health and Rehabilitation Center, Canonsburg.
There will be no public visitation, and services are private. Arrangements have been enusted to Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., Canonsburg. Full military rites will be accorded by the combined honor guards of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 and American Legion Post 902.
Marjory Jean Falck Riggle
Member of West Alexander United Methodist Church
Marjory Jean Falck Riggle, 81, of West Alexander, died Monday, January 28, 2013, in her home.
She was a 1948 graduate of the former Triadelphia High School. She attended her 64th class reunion in October.
Mrs. Riggle was a great cook, baker and entertainer. She always loved doing for others, putting the needs of others ahead of her own.
On June 14, 1958, she married W. Donald “Don” Riggle, who died March 31, 2011.
She was an active member of West Alexander United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Lois (Frank) Collelo of Valley Grove, W.Va.; two sons, Bill (Laurie) Riggle of West Alexander and David, who was her loving caregiver; three granddaughters, Elizabeth and Hannah Riggle and Adriana Collelo; a brother, Doug (Debbie) Falck of Wheeling, W.Va.; very special nieces and nephew Stephanie (David) Bohnert of Burns, Ore., Anne (Alex) Maltese of Omaha, Neb., and Rob (Becky) Falck of Hinckley, Ohio; a nephew, Tom (Carol) Hunter; a niece, Darlene Hunter; and two very special friends, Wayne and Louise Hoge.
Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, are a brother, Robert (Bob) Falc;, a sister, Lois Hunter; and a nephew, Scott Hunter.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, W.Va., 304-242-2311. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 31, in West Alexander United Methodist Church. Interment will be in West Alexander Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to West Alexander UMC or West Alexander Fire Department. Personal condolences may be made to the family at www.kepnerfuneral.com.
John Doyle Stockdale
WWII vet, dairy farmer, Morris Twp. firefighter
John Doyle Stockdale, 89, of Prosperity, died Monday, January 28, 2013, in Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington.
He was born November 3, 1923, in Prosperity, a son of the late Hugh Quitman Stockdale and Jessie May Bryner Stockdale.
Mr. Stockdale was a 1942 graduate of Morris Township High School.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he served from July 17, 1944, until his honorable discharge February 15, 1946, with a rank of private, first class. For his service, he was awarded a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three bronze stars and World War II Victory Medal.
In addition to being a self-employed dairy farmer, he was a former streetcar driver, an employee of Pennsylvania Transformer and was a bus driver for special needs children. He served as a Morris Township supervisor and president of Prosperity Cemetery Association. He was a volunteer firefighter for Morris Township Fire Department Station 42.
Mr. Stockdale enjoyed square dancing.
He was a member of Upper Ten Mile Presbyterian Church and American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175.
On October 7, 1947, he married Mildred Jean Kimberland, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, David M. (Wendy) Stockdale, Brian Douglas (Maryann) Stockdale and Patrick Doyle (Cindy) Stockdale; seven grandchildren, Christopher (Jennifer) Stockdale, Benjamin (Brandy) Stockdale, Shaun (Chad) Williamson, Brian Stockdale Jr., Daniel (Sarah) Stockdale, Melia Stockdale and Maylei Stockdale; and four great-grandchildren, Syngin Stockdale, Jean-Luc Stockdale, Jaiden Hollowman and Sutton Williamson.
Deceased is a daughter, Sandy Nolan.
He will be sadly missed by his faithful canine companion, Bailey.
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 10 a.m. Thursday, January 31, with Pastor Larry Deemer officiating. Burial will follow in Prosperity Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded graveside by American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.