Feb. 6

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Daniel Barzanti


Daniel Barzanti, 82, of Bobtown, died Tuesday, February 5, 2013.


Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion. A Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, February 8, in St. Ignatius Church, Bobtown. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.


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Lisa Ann Scott Holmes


Beloved wife and mother


Lisa Ann Scott Holmes, 40, of Sturgeon, died unexpectedly Sunday, February 3, 2013.


She was the beloved wife of James Holmes; beloved mother of Kayla Rose McCartney; and beloved daughter of Rose Scott and the late Guy Scott.


Also surviving are several cousins and numerous friends.


Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in Wharton-Herrick Funeral Home, Edward M. Herrick, director/owner, 951 Cliff Mine Road, Imperial, 724-695-7332.


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Elsie Margaret Smiley Newman Johnson


Last of her immediate family


Elsie Margaret Smiley Newman Johnson, 87, of Washington, died Monday, February 4, 2013, in Washington Hospital.


She was born November 2, 1925, in Washington, a daughter of the late William Addison Smiley and Mary Imhoff Smiley.


Mrs. Johnson was a graduate of Trinity High School.


She was a homemaker and farmer and had once worked at Bobbi Brooks, Presbyterian Home and the PX Supermarket.


Mrs. Johnson was a member of North Buffalo Presbyterian Church.


On December 31, 1952, she married Albert Cyril Johnson, who died October 29, 2004.


Surviving are two sons, Addison Newman of Washington and Robert Johnson of Avella; two daughters, Lois (John) Miller of Avella and Karen (Tom) Blackhurst of Washington; 13 grandchildren, Brian (Margo) Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Merranda Miller, Georgia Miller, Robert (Sarah) Clifford, Cassandra Clifford, Natalie (James) Ryland, Bethany Blackhurst, Vanessa Blackhurst, Joseph Doxtator, Lori Walker, William (Kim) Newman and John (Crystal) Newman; and eight great-grandchildren.


Deceased are a son, David Newman; a daughter, Barbara Newman Doxtator; four brothers, William, James, Robert and Addison Smiley; and two sisters, Mary Jane Smiley Johnson and Mary Lou Smiley Clutter.


She was the last of her immediate family.


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. Additional visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., the time of service, Friday, February 8, in North Buffalo Presbyterian Church, Washington, with Pastor Gary Gibson officiating. Burial will follow in North Buffalo Cemetery, Washington.


Memorial contributions may be made to North Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 711 Rural Valley Road, Washington, PA 15301. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


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Thomas Earl Kelley Sr.


World War II veteran


Thomas Earl Kelley Sr., 91, of Washington, died Monday, February 4, 2013, in his home.


He was born April 21, 1921, in Buffalo Township, a son of the late James and Mabel Roupe Kelley.


A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces from August 12, 1942, until his honorable discharge on December 18, 1945, as a private first class. He served in Europe and was involved in the Rhineland Campaign. He was awarded the American Theater Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Medal with one bronze battle star, a Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal.


Mr. Kelley worked as a construction laborer at Chapman Corp. for 30 years, retiring in 1986.


He enjoyed working outdoors at his home and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars 927 and American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175.


On September 28, 1963, he married Eva M. Bell, who survives.


Also surviving are a son, Thomas E. Kelley Jr. (Kathy) of Washington; two brothers, James E. and Dave H. Kelley, both of Washington; two grandchildren, Marcy Conklin and Christopher Morris; and two great-grandchildren, Robert L. Mullen Jr. and Essence Conklin.


Deceased are five brothers, George, Walter, Samuel, Edward and John.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. The funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 9, and proceed to North Buffalo Cemetery, Washington. 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.


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Diana Knode


Enjoyed knitting and crocheting


Diana Knode, 72, of Washington, died Sunday, February 3, 2013, in Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington.


She was born August 13, 1940, in Banbury, England.


Ms. Knode worked as a press operator for area dry cleaners.


She had been involved in training quarter horses since she was young.


Ms. Knode enjoyed knitting, crocheting and sewing.


Surviving are a son, Vance Knode (Mary) of Hawaii; two daughters, Mary Unrue (John) of Brownsville and Sally Knode of Sacramento, Calif.; a sister, Joan Salter of England; and five grandchildren, Scott Crowe (Amanda), Tyler Crowe (Jenna), Kirk Koreneff, Bruce Allan Knode and Jasmine Monet Unrue.


Deceased is her former husband, Allan Lincoln Knode.


At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing or services. William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., Washington, is handling arrangements. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


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Robert A. May


Designer of decorative glassware


Robert A. May was born January 13, 1910, in McKeesport, and died January 5, 2013, in Crosslands, near Kennett Square, just eight days shy of his 103rd birthday.


He was a 1931 graduate of Washington & Jefferson College. He was a member of Alpha Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta. He also studied at Carnegie Tech and Pratt Institute.


On June 8, 1936, he married Carolyn Pierce in Dravosburg. She died April 8, 1988, after celebrating 52 years of marriage. They entered Crosslands in 1977.


For many years, he was a designer of tableware and decorative glassware for Duncan and Miller Glass Co. in Washington. He later joined the industrial design firm of Harold Van Doren in Philadelphia, where he earned several patents. His work included the styling of a wide range of consumer and industrial products varying from cosmetic containers to major appliances and trucks. While living in Wynnewood, he was active with the Boy Scouts and his church. Some of his work may be seen in the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y., and at the Duncan and Miller Glass Museum.


In 2003, he, along with his niece and dear friend Elizabeth Jean May Kostick, co-transcribed and co-published the Robert John May Civil War diaries.


Surviving are a son, Robert A. May Jr.; a grandson, Robert A. May III of Prattville, Ala.; and two nieces, Elizabeth J. Kostick of Perkasie and Mary Jane Martin of Dunkirk, Md.


A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 9, in Crosslands, Kennett Square. Arrangements by Kuzo and Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square.


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Andrew Paul Nagy


Retired mason served in Navy


Andrew Paul “Ted” Nagy, 82, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 3, 2013.


He was born January 18, 1931, in Washington, a son of the late John and Anna Nagy.


Mr. Nagy was a 1949 graduate of Trinity High School, where he played on the 1948 Trinity High School championship football team, which earned him induction into the Pennsylvania Football Hall of Fame.


After high school, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1951 to 1955 on the USS Oriskany.


Upon his return to the states, he entered the family trade of masonry, which remained his career until his retirement.


He met his wife, Nila Jean Camino Nagy, while working on an addition to Washington Hospital, where the future Mrs. Nagy was a nursing student. They were married June 8, 1956.


Surviving, in addition to his wife of 56 years, are two sons, Michael Nagy (Carol) of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Mark Nagy (Diana) of Canonsburg, and four loving grandchildren, Andrew, Alexander, Katherine and Nilan.


Mr. Nagy was a member of Avery Methodist Church in Washington.


At the request of the family, all services will be private. Arrangements were entrusted to Cremation and Funeral Care by Danielle Andy Belusko, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546. Please view and sign the family’s guest book at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.


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Gregory Earl Rice


Enjoyed hunting and fishing


Gregory Earl “Greg” Rice, 44, of Washington, died unexpectedly Sunday, February 3, 2013, in his home.


He was born March 13, 1968, in Wheeling, W.Va., a son of Beulah Shreve Rice of New Cumberland, W.Va., and the late Herbert Earl Rice.


Mr. Rice was a member of Church of Christ in Chester, W.Va.


He was a graduate of Oak Glen High School in New Cumberland, graduating with honors. He was also a graduate of the vocational-technical school, receiving his degree in heating and air conditioning, and received a degree as a diesel mechanic.


Mr. Rice was a member of National Rifle Association and the Ruffed Grouse Society.


He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, kayaking and most anything that pertained to the outdoors. He enjoyed his many hunting trips with his cousins, Staley and Tim Jewell, and his many sightseeing trips with his family.


Mr. Rice had been employed since 2006 with Hill International Trucks Inc. in East Liverpool, Ohio, as their regional service director.


Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his fiancée, Jennifer Hatfield Maloy of Washington; sons Austin Rice and Nicholas Rice of East Liverpool; stepson Joey Maloy of Washington; brother Mark Riter of Middlebourne, W.Va.; and sister Dana Brookover of Washington, Ind. Several cousins, nieces, great-nieces and a nephew also survive.


He will also be sadly missed by his faithful companion, his dog Dude, and his two other dogs, DeSoto and Mikey.


Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m., the time of service, Thursday, February 7, 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, with Danny Hayes officiating. A graveside service will be held at noon Friday, February 8, in Springhill Cemetery, Joseph Mills, W.Va. Everyone should meet at the entrance of the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jennifer Maloy in care of Warco-Falvo Funeral Home Inc., 336 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301. Condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHom.com.


Margaret Barale Robinson


Longtime member of Faith U.P. Church


Margaret Barale Robinson, 89, of Lagonda, formerly of Manifold, died Tuesday, February 5, 2013, in Washington Hospital.


She was born July 22, 1923, in Washington, a daughter of the late Bert and Teresa Piacenza Barale.


Mrs. Robinson attended Trinity High School and was a sales clerk for Bon-Ton, retiring in 1994.


She was a longtime member of Faith United Presbyterian Church.


On January 3, 1952, in Washington, she married Wilbert C. Robinson, who died September 4, 1991.


Surviving are a son, Robert L. (Dani) Durham of Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Michelle L. (Ed) Ritter and Toni (Frank) Supek, both of Washington; seven grandchildren, Joshua Crosbie, Danielle Przyborowski, Dawn Ellen Fazzini, Robert A. Durham, Jason and Ryan Supek and David Barber; five great-grandchildren, Beth and Kate Durham, Alex Przyborowski, Lucas Fazzini and B.J. Johnson II; and several nieces and nephews.


Deceased are her first husband, R.L. Durham, who died in 2011; four brothers, Sebastian, Bert, Premo and Steve Barale; and a sister, Dusolina Combi.


Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 8, in Faith United Presbyterian Church, Washington, with the Rev. Jason R. Hefner officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be directed to American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org, or to Faith United Presbyterian Church, www.faithupchurch.org, 900 East Beau Street, Washington, PA 15301. Condolences may be expressed at www.piattandbarnhillfh.com or you are welcome to bring pictures, printed memories and other remembrances of her to the funeral home for uploading for a family scrapbook, which will be available in real time for the family to view with the www.familyremembers.com system. Piatt and Barnhill funeral directors, Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor, and Lawrence K. Donovan, director.


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Margaret Caroline Russell


1933 – 2013


Margaret Caroline Russell, 79, of Bobtown, passed away peacefully Monday, February 4, 2013, in her home, with her daughter by her side.


She was born April 14, 1933, in Bobtown, a daughter of Henry and Fay Hare Lash.


A 1952 graduate of Point Marion High School, she had worked over the years as a clerk and bookkeeper.


Surviving are three children, Allen Russell of Rochester, N.Y., Robert Russell of Sarasota, Fla., and Alana Richter, formerly of Bobtown; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Charles Lash of Dilliner and his family.


Deceased, in addition to her parents, is her husband, Allen Richard Russell, who died October 3, 1987.


In keeping with the wishes of the deceased, there will be no public services. Arrangements are in the care of Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion. Memorials may be offered to the family at www.herod-rishel.com.


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Bertha Jean Hallan Taylor


Washington homemaker


Bertha Jean Hallan Taylor, 86, of Washington, died Tuesday, February 5, 2013, in Southmont of Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington.


She was born February 27, 1926, a daughter of the late Wilbur and Lena Hatfield Hallan.


Mrs. Taylor was a homemaker and had worked at Brockway Glass and sold Avon for 25 years.


On April 30, 1948, she married John Henry Taylor Jr., who died February 21, 1988.


Surviving are a son, Timothy J. Taylor and wife Denise; three daughters, Linda Armstrong, companion of Richard Shriver, Candie Dolan and Connie Chase and husband Terry; two sisters, Esther Gamble and Leona Livi; grandchildren Jason (Toyia) Taylor, Amy (Kevin) Montgomery, Adam Taylor, Katy (Travis) Richmond, Jamie Dolan, Tyler Smith and Heather (Michael) Johnston; three great-grandchildren, Shane, Ava and Chase Montgomery; and a sister-in-law, Wilma Hallan.


Deceased are a grandchild, Stacy Lynn Ward, and three brothers, Warren, Jim and Walt Hallan.


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, February 8. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian SeniorCare, 835 South Main Street, Washington PA 15301. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


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Telfer L. Wales


Columbia Gas retiree, Army veteran


Telfer L. “Woody” Wales, 90, of Eighty Four, died Tuesday, February 5, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington.


He was born February 24, 1922, in Iron River, Mich., a son of the late Sidney and Beatrice Yoe Wales.


Mr. Wales attended the public schools in Iron River.


He retired in 1982 from Columbia Gas after 30 years of service.


Mr. Wales was a member of Davidson United Methodist Church in Glyde, where he held several offices.


A veteran, he served with the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942 to 1946, with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 82nd Service Group, in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater. He also served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War on the USS Henry cruiser and the USS Salem.


On April 19, 1950, he married Sylvia Sumney, who survives.


Also surviving are three sons, Ronnie Lee Wales (wife Jill Jansante Wales) of Canonsburg, Lonnie Ray Wales (wife Janice Sawhill Wales) of Midway and Gary Lynn Wales of Eighty Four; four grandchildren, Nicole Linn Lloyd of Lumberton, N.C., Stevie Rae Wales Disilvio of Carnegie and Riley Alexander Wales and Glenna Collette Wales, both of Canonsburg; two great-grandsons, Braden Samuel Lloyd and Noah Christen Lloyd; and several nieces and nephews.


Deceased are four brothers and three sisters.


Friends are welcome from 1 to 2 p.m., the time of service, Thursday, February 7, in Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, 724-239-2255, with the Rev. Patty Comini-Miller officiating. Private interment will be in Washington Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Washington-Greene County Blind Association, 566 East Maiden Street, Washington, PA 15301. Visit www.thompson-marodi.com to leave a condolence message, order flowers and share photos.


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Robert M. Wytovich


Lifelong member of Ave Maria Parish


Robert M. “Bogie” Wytovich, 58, of Ellsworth, died Monday, February 4, 2013, in his home.


He was born March 23, 1954, in Washington, a son of the late Andrew and Nellie Marie Zerambo Wytovich.


Mr. Wytovich was a 1973 graduate of Bentworth High School.


He was formerly employed in the water plant of Ellsworth Borough.


Mr. Wytovich was a lifelong member of Ave Maria Parish in Bentleyville and a former member of Cokeburg Moose Golf League.


He enjoyed watching sports on television and listening to music on the radio.


Surviving are two brothers, Andrew Wytovich Jr. of Ellsworth and Ronald “Nuts” Wytovich of Washington; a sister, Donna M. Stathers and husband George of Coal Center; a nephew, Dominick A. Wytovich and wife Megan of Edmon, Okla.; and several cousins.


Deceased, in addition to his parents, is a brother who died in infancy.


Friends will be received from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville, where family and friends will gather at 9:30 a.m. Friday, February 8, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Ave Maria Roman Catholic Church, Bentleyville, with the Rev. Edward Yuhas as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Lukes Cemetery, Bentleyville. Guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.


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