Feb. 14

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Betty Jean Bandish

Enjoyed playing the organ and caring for her cats

Betty Jean Bandish, 86, of Carmichaels, died Tuesday, February 12, 2013, in Cherry Tree Lane Nursing Home, Uniontown.


Mrs. Bandish was born November 27, 1926, in Carmichaels, a daughter of the late Grant M. and Helen Ann Cope Tressler.


Surviving are four children, Candy J. Benford of Rices Landing, Joanne Bandish of Carmichaels, James H. Bandish and wife Elizabeth of Carmichaels and Paul Edward Bandish and wife Marjie of Rices Landing; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


Deceased are her husband, Paul; a son, John Robert Bandish; and a brother, Grant M. Tressler Jr.


She was a member of St. Hugh Church.


Mrs. Bandish owned and operated Pappy’s Lounge in Carmichaels with her late husband.


She was a Greene County Democratic committeewoman for many years.


Mrs. Bandish enjoyed playing the organ and caring for her cats.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, 724-966-5100, Paul M. Lesako, owner/funeral director/supervisor. A prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, February 16, in the funeral home chapel, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Hugh Church, Carmichaels, with the Rev. John Bauer, celebrant.


Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels.


Online obituary: www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com.


Beverly J. Hancher Donnan

Loved tending to flowers and cooking for her family

Beverly J. Hancher Donnan, 75, formerly of Hubbard, Ohio, passed away peacefully with her family by her side and her beloved dog Shorty, in the comfort of her own home in the early morning hours Sunday, February 10, 2013, after a long battle with polycystic kidney disease.


She was born August 8, 1937, in Washington, a daughter of Robert and Jeanne Bedillion Hancher, and resided in Hubbard for 60 years before moving to Houston, Texas, to be with her family.


Mrs. Donnan started working for General Motors in 1971 and retired after 30 years of service.


She loved tending to her flowers and cooking for her family.


Surviving are her children, three sons, Robert A. Donnan, Jerry P. Donnan and David M. (Kim) Donnan, and a daughter, Lisa L. (Roy A. Constantino) Donnan; six grandchildren, Daniel R. Donnan, Bobbi L. Donnan, Joel A. Donnan, Anthony P. Donnan, Christina M. Donnan and Trevor A. Smart; and a great-granddaughter, Jetta M. Donnan.


Deceased are her parents and a stepbrother, Galord Hancher.


Mrs. Donnan was a great mother and will be sorely missed but is now in a better place.


Family and friends may call from noon to 1 p.m., the time of funeral services, Saturday, February 16, in Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home, 709 North Main Street, Hubbard, Ohio. Interment will take place in West Alexander Cemetery.


Please visit www.krcummins.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the family.


Juanita Lucile Farrer

Teacher for 28 years

Juanita Lucile Farrer, 92, of Johnstown, formerly of West Middletown, died Tuesday, February 12, 2013.


She was born August 13, 1920, in Clarinda, Iowa, a daughter of George William and Lela Leone Hensleigh McCullough, and was raised in College Springs, Iowa.


Mrs. Farrer graduated from Amity High School in College Springs and from Sterling College in Sterling, Kan.


A teacher for 28 years, she taught in Kansas for six years then in Ezel, Ky. After moving to Pennsylvania, she taught at Avella High School then at Trinity High School for 17 years.


For years, she was a children’s choir leader, a Sunday school teacher and a choir member of Grove United Presbyterian Church, where she was also a member of the Kitchen Band. Mrs. Farrer was a correspondent for the Claysville Weekly Recorder and for the Grove Church Newsletter.


She taught music at one time, gave private piano lessons and was a member of various singing groups.


On June 10, 1947, she married Donald Bemis Farrer, who died May 22, 1972.


Surviving are three sons, the Rev. James Robert Farrer (Sheila) of Jennerstown, Dr. William Donald Farrer (Deborah) of Washington and Jon Douglas Farrer (Susan) of Burgettstown; two sisters, Kathleen Rasmussen of Parkville, Mo., and Joann Pfenninger of Springfield, Mo.; two grandchildren, Katie Elizabeth Hall and Maggie Amaismeier; two great-grandchildren, Caleb and Hannah Amaismeier; and many nieces and nephews.


Deceased are two sisters, Carol A. Brown and Evelyn Gregory.


Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m., the time of service, Friday, February 15, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with the Rev. Jack Emerick officiating. Burial will follow in West Middletown Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Grove United Presbyterian Church, 125 East Main Street, West Middletown, PA 15379.


Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


Roberto A.P. Hayes-Bellino

Member of Immaculate Conception Church

Roberto A.P. Hayes-Bellino, 66, of Washington, died Tuesday, February 12, 2013, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township, following a yearlong illness.


He was born September 26, 1946, in Bryn Mawr, a son of Cecil Robert Hayes and Mary Jackson Hayes.


Mr. Hayes-Bellino graduated from Villanova University and worked as a supervisor for C.C.I.


He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church.


On September 17, 2000, he married Mary Jane Baldwin, who survives.


Also surviving are a sister, Cecille Hayes Bundy of Deptford, N.J.; a niece, Valerie Jones; two nephews, Herbert (Felice) Bundy and Michael (Robin) Bundy; two godsons, Brandon and Logan Comfort; a grandniece and two grandnephews.


Deceased is a brother, Gregory Jameson Hayes.


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, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 16, with Father Carmen D’Amico officiating.


Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Diabetes Association or Washington Area Humane Society.


Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


Samuel J. Insana Sr.

Family man, devout Christian, sports enthusiast

Samuel J. “Sammy” Insana Sr., 80, of Washington, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving wife Mary Lou and his four children.


He was born October 14, 1932, in Washington, a son of the late Pietro and Carmella Insana.


Mr. Insana worked at Brockway Glass for 31 years until its closure and then worked at Dynamet Corp. for 12 years before retiring in 1992.


A 1951 graduate of Trinity High School, he enjoyed time spent working in his garden, and he also participated in a variety of team sports including bowling, softball, church league dartball and golf.


He was a lifelong member of St. Hilary Church and volunteered his time in numerous church activities. He was also a member of the Alpine Club, where his father was one of the founders.


On June 6, 1952, he married Mary Lou Lightner, who survives.


Also surviving are a daughter, Cheryl (John) Knestrick of Washington; three sons, Peter (Cathy) Insana of Rhode Island, Samuel (Susan) Insana Jr. of Virginia and James (Ann Marie) Insana of Florida; six grandchildren, including three granddaughters, Kristen Stedman, Michelle Myers and Erin Marr, and three grandsons, Ryan, Marc and Craig Insana; six great-grandchildren, Hanna, Jacob and Anthony Stedman, Riley and Samuel Myers and Adeline Marr; a sister, Francis White; two brothers, Peter and Lawrence Insana; and several nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be held from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, February 15, in St. Hilary Church, Washington, followed by interment in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, McMurray.


Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


Elizabeth Lucas Koraido

1917 – 2013

Elizabeth Lucas Koraido, 95, of Joffre, passed away Wednesday morning, February 13, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington.


She was born December 25, 1917, in Joffre, a daughter of the late Michael and Anna Ondako Lucas.


Mrs. Koraido was a member of the former West Minster Presbyterian Church, Burgettstown.


Surviving are her daughter, Beverly Koraido of Cherry Valley; a brother, George Lucas; and a sister, Mary Farmer.


Deceased are her husband, Raymond J. Koraido; a son, Robert Koraido; two sisters, Ann Kovach and Susan Zobrak; and two brothers, Mike and John Lucas.


Interment in Grandview Cemetery, Florence, will be held privately and is under the direction of Lee & Martin Funeral Home, Burgettstown.


Margaret French McIlroy

1928 – 2013

Margaret French McIlroy, 84, of Washington, died Sunday, February 10, 2013, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.


She was born July 5, 1928, in Washington, a daughter of Robert A. and Geneva Burns French.


Ms. McIlroy attended Washington High School.


For many years, for many people, hers was the first face seen as she sat behind the receptionist’s desk at the Washington County Health Center. There, she worked as payroll clerk, retiring in 1995.


Prior to working at the health center, she worked as a secretary for her companion, Jim Houck, whom she had been with for 35 years. They were both employed by a major oil company in the seismographic department.


Surviving are a son, James French McIlroy of Zebulon, N.C.; a daughter, Colleen McIlroy Van Eman of Pontotoc, Miss.; her life partner, James Houck; three sisters, Linda Sroka (Paul) of Washington, Judy Sprowls of the state of California and Shirley Jacobs of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, Mark and Justin Sanders and Shawn and Kyle McIlroy; and six great-grandchildren.


Deceased are a son, William Charles McIlroy, and a grandchild, Tyler Neal McIlroy.


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


Corrected information has been received for the obituary of Dora Molinaro, who died February 7, 2013.


She was a daughter of Donald and Myrl Hillberry Iams. Surviving is a sister, Myrldean Jusko.


Additional information has been received for the obituary of Charles G. Patterson, published Wednesday.


Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of services, Friday, February 15, in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Canonsburg.


Bartholomew Bernard Piccardo

U.S. Marine Corps veteran

Bartholomew Bernard Piccardo, 75, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 9, 2013. A resident of Washington, he also resided in Ormond Beach, Fla., after retirement.


He was born November 28, 1937, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Regis and Margaret Piccardo.


Mr. Piccardo married the love of his life September 24, 1960, the late Patricia Piccardo.


Surviving are two loving daughters, Lisa and son-in-law Dwayne Coneeny of East Dover, Vt., and Robin and son-in-law Ted Grimm of Washington; his adored grandsons, Shawn Patrick Grimm and Tyler Shane Grimm, both of Washington; a sister, Louella Barno of Elizabeth; and several nieces and nephews.


He also leaves his granddogs, Sierra, Bandit, Roxy and Waylynn.


Mr. Piccardo was a U.S. Marine veteran and served during the Korean War.


He loved to hunt and fish and was a talented billiards player and ballroom dancer. Most of all, he cherished spending time with his grandsons, Shawn and Tyler.


Mr. Piccardo will be sadly missed by his family and friends.


Family and friends are welcome to gather from 9 a.m. until the time of memorial service at 10 a.m. Friday, March 29, at Cremation & Funeral Care by Danielle Andy Belusko, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-260-5546. A funeral procession will follow to National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township, where a graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice at www.odsyhealth.com or the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. Please view and sign the family’s online guest book at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.


Pearl E. Apache Roach

Member of First Christian Church

Pearl E. Apache Roach, 84, of Washington, died Sunday, February 10, 2013.


She was born May 18, 1928, in Manifold, a daughter of Andrew and Anna Kita Apache.


Mrs. Roach was a graduate of Trinity High School and worked for Shop ’n Save as a cashier and office manager.


She enjoyed bowling, playing cards and going to the Senior Citizens Center.


Mrs. Roach was a member of First Christian Church.


On June 5, 1948, she married Jack H. Roach Sr., who died November 10, 1994.


Surviving are a daughter, Kathy Larouere (Ralph) of Columbus, Ohio; two sons, Jack H. Roach Jr. (Carol) of Reading and Joseph A. Roach of Washington; a brother, Donald A. Apache (Joann) of Scotts Hill, Tenn.; two sisters, Rose Apache of Washington and Irene Comito (Michael) of Seven Lakes, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Holt (John), Jacki Raabe (Kevin), Matthew Roach (Marissa), Colleen Roach, Patti Hodges (Scott), Andrew Roach, Daniel Roach and Julia Roach; and eight great-grandchildren.


Deceased is a sister, Anna Baumgardner.


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, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 16.


Memorial contributions may be made to Washington Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330, or to any dog shelter.


Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


Leanna Marie Rogers

Enjoyed baking and loved to walk

Leanna Marie Rogers, 64, of Carmichaels, died Tuesday, February 12, 2013, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.


Mrs. Rogers was born November 11, 1948, in Waynesburg, a daughter of the late John Headley and Betty Sellers Headley Andolsek.


Surviving are her husband, John; her son, Mark A. Rogers of Fredericktown; three grandchildren, Zachary Loring, Dylan Rogers and Hunter Rogers; and a sister, Carol Shaneyfelt (Robert) of Fredericktown.


Mrs. Rogers worked at Community Bank, Carmichaels, for many years and was at the time of her death working at Gabler’s Drug Co. in Carmichaels as a cashier.


She enjoyed baking and loved to walk.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 16, in Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, 724-966-5100, Paul M. Lesako, owner/funeral director/supervisor. The funeral service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in Garards Fort Cemetery.


Online obituary: www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com.


Richard H. Walnoha

U.S. Army veteran

Richard H. Walnoha, 84, of McDonald, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013, in his home.


He was born June 23, 1928, in Bower Hill, a son of Charles and Mary Urksa Walnoha.


Mr. Walnoha served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.


He worked as a mail carrier in the McDonald Post Office for more than 20 years before retiring in 1997. He was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers.


On May 14, 1955, he married Barbara Mary Cox, who survives.


Also surviving are a daughter, Dawn (Keith) Walnoha-MacKechnie of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; a son, David (Rhonda) Walnoha of Bridgeville; and a grandson, Collin MacKechnie.


Deceased are three brothers, Charles, LeRoy and Clarence Walnoha; and two sisters, Stella Rennick and Mabel Adams.


All services are private and under the direction of Nation Funeral Home Inc., McDonald. Online condolences, photos and additional information are available at www.nationfuneralhome.com.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to McDonald Area Food Pantry, McDonald Borough Building, 151 School Street, McDonald, PA 15057.


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