James A. Coulter
Served in U.S. Navy
James A. Coulter, 92, of Fallowfield Township, died Friday, February 8, 2013, in Mon Valley Hospital.
He was born April 28, 1920, in Lover, a son of the late Hugh Glenn and Mary M. Dickey Coulter.
Mr. Coulter was retired as a group leader from People’s Gas Co. in Monongahela after many years of service.
He proudly served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during World War II.
Mr. Coulter was a member of Fallowfield Baptist Church and a founding member of Steam, Gas and Horse Association.
He grew up on a farm, which led to a lifelong love of farming, tractors and horses. He also was a member of the Quarter Century Club of People’s Gas Co. and the Breakfast Club of People’s Gas that met at the Monongahela Eat’n Park.
Deceased are his wife, Hazel McCready Coulter, who died December 24, 2012; a brother, Roland Coulter; and a sister, Dora Mae Coulter.
Surviving are a loving daughter, Priscilla (Angelo) Dorazio of Monessen; a special nephew who he raised as a son, Charles “Chuck” (Dorothy) Urbanowicz of Monessen; beloved grandchildren Leah (Dom) Fani, Beth (Tom) Scanlon and Shelley (Philip) Brozenick; and a great-granddaughter, Lauren Spada.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in James A. Rabe Funeral Home Inc., 701 Thompson Avenue, Donora, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 12, with the Rev. Alan Morris officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Maple Creek Cemetery, Fallowfield Township.
Memorials may be made in his name to Fallen Soldiers. Family and friends may view the obituary and offer condolences at www.rabefuneralhome.com.
Donald A. Fordyce
New Freeport resident
Donald A. Fordyce, 80, of New Freeport, died Saturday, February 9, 2013, in his home.
He was born February 28, 1932, near Littleton, W.Va., a son of the late Aubrey and Emma Stout Fordyce.
Mr. Fordyce was a lifelong member of Church of Christ and served as an elder in Ravenna, Ohio, Irving, Texas, and New Freeport. He was a 1949 graduate of Hundred (W.Va.) High School and Elliott School of Business in Wheeling, W.Va.
Mr. Fordyce was retired from G.S. Roofing Products Co. in Irving.
In addition to his parents, deceased are his wife of 53 years, Jane M. West Fordyce, who died December 4, 2009, and great-granddaughter Kacee Lee Kibler, on January 8, 2012.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Rick Taylor of Garland, Texas, and Sharon and Mark Been of New Freeport; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Mark and Nancy Fordyce of New Freeport and Jon Fordyce of San Antonio, Texas; seven grandchildren, Aimee, Nathan and Ashley Jones, Erica, Hannah and Mark Fordyce and Audrey McDonald; three great-grandchildren; and four brothers, Sherrell and Becky Fordyce of Roopville, Ga., Ervin and Kay Fordyce and Thomas and Kathy Fordyce, both of New Freeport, and John and Donita Fordyce of Mannington, W.Va.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in Hutson Funeral Home, 500 East Main Street, Mannington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 13, with evangelist Mike Phillips officiating. Mr. Fordyce will be laid to rest beside his wife in Sand Hill Cemetery, New Freeport. Condolences may be accessed at www.hutsonfuneralhomes.com.
George W. Johnson Jr.
George W. Johnson Jr., 81, of Bentleyville, died Sunday, February 10, 2013, in his home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville.
A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.
Charles Duane Kiger
Charles Duane Kiger of Waynesburg died at 7:20 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.
Arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home, Waynesburg. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.
John E. Kushinsky
Interment for John E. Kushinsky, formerly of Marianna, who died January 30, 2013, will be held at a time to be announced Monday, February 18, in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio. A celebration of life will follow in Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2533, Gilbert O’Neill Post-Westpark, 3791 West 150th, Cleveland, OH 44111.
Jesse J. Manning
Retired Port Authority of Allegheny County mechanic
Jesse J. Manning, 84, of Finleyville, died Sunday, February 10, 2013, in his home.
He was born February 24, 1928, in Monongahela, a son of Jesse A. and Nellie Cox Manning.
Mr. Manning was retired as a mechanic for Port Authority of Allegheny County.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Finleyville, a life member of Finleyville Volunteer Fire Department and a member and former sergeant at arms for Washington County Firemen’s Association.
Surviving are a son, William “Bill” Manning and wife Ruth Demski Manning; a grandson, Joey Manning; and several nieces and nephews.
His wife, Stella Lycett Manning, died in October 2000.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Kegel Funeral Home Inc., Tim P. Kegel, supervisor, 3560 Washington Avenue, Finleyville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 13, with Pastor Kevin Young officiating. Internment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Finleyville Fire Department will conduct services at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Finleyville Fire Department, 3562 Washington Avenue, Finleyville, PA 15332, or First Presbyterian Church of Finleyville, 3595 Washington Avenue, Finleyville, PA 15332.
Ida Florence McElroy
West Washington Church member for more than 50 years
Ida Florence McElroy, 92, of Washington, died at 12:55 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2013, in Southmont of Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington, after a lengthy illness.
She was born October 25, 1920, in Pentress, W.Va., a daughter of the late Henry Lee and Laura West McElroy.
Miss McElroy was a West Washington United Methodist Church member for more than 50 years.
She had been employed as a supervisor for more than 40 years at Brockway Glass Co. until her retirement.
Miss McElroy loved to travel, read, sew and cook.
Surviving are three sisters, Anne Johnson of Washington, Ruth Patterson of Waynesburg and Blanche Nabenshoe of Weirton, W.Va., and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are her other siblings.
Friends will be received from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, 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. A service will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. John Hoffman officiating. Entombment will be private in Washington Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial contributions can be made to West Washington United Methodist Church, 625 Fayette Street, Washington, PA 15301. Condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com.