Published Feb 16, 2013 at 11:23 pm (Updated Feb 17, 2013 at 7:09 pm)
Doris Jean Bond DeLost
Loving wife, mother, grandmother & artist
Doris Jean Bond DeLost, 87, of Strabane, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013, in her home with her loving family by her side.
She was born April 30, 1925, in Kelso-Longview, Wash., a daughter of the late John Henry and Mollie Donas Rhome Bond.
Mrs. DeLost moved to Washington County in her early teens and graduated from Canonsburg High School in 1944.
On June 3, 1946, in Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church, she married the love of her life, Tony Joseph DeLost, who survives.
She was an eternal optimist, with a great love of life. She always found the silver lining in any situation and had a kind word and a smile for everyone. Throughout her life, she pursued opportunities to increase her knowledge and skills in many areas.
Her family came first and she was the devoted wife and mother of six children, Patty DeLost, Terri Buckholtz, Robert (Rusty) DeLost, Debora (James) Silvestros, Susan DeLost (Rich Gossard) and Janet (Mauro) DeFelice, all of whom survive. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Mary Jane (Arturo) Monsivais, Ernie (Stacey) Pentland, Susan Pentland, James (Mary Lou) Silvestros, Tony Jacob DeLost, Christina Silvestros, Brian and Katie DeLost; seven great-grandchildren, Anne Marie Pentland, Marina Monsivais, Abigayle Pentland, Helena and Anika Monsivais, Isabella and Gabriella Silvestros; a stepbrother, Bruce (Terri) McElhaney; an uncle, Howard (Shirley) Rhome; and several in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to her parents, are her stepfather, Albert McElhany; son-in-law, David Buckholtz; and three sisters, Juanita Bond Campbell, Donna McElhaney Wise and Barbara McElhaney Lynn.
Mrs. DeLost enjoyed yearly family vacations and frequent family excursions where she led family walks along beaches, forests and fields, collecting bits of nature’s bounty along the way. She was an avid and excellent Scrabble player, who enjoyed bowling and playing cards. She had many artistic talents, some of which bloomed along with her well tended and bountiful flower gardens. Passersby would often remark on the beauty of her flowers. In addition to her extensive cooking and baking talents, she excelled in the soft arts of sewing, embroidery, cross-stitch, crocheting and knitting. She made many blankets and afghans for family members.
Mrs. DeLost decided to take classes in painting in her early 60s joining the McMurray Art League and the Bethel Artists’ Guild to broaden her skills. Her paintings were displayed at several Art League shows and in their publications. Her family continues to enjoy them.
She was a member of Chartiers Chapter 97 of the Order of the Eastern Star, Jefferson College Historical Society and Jefferson Lanes Bouquets bowling league. She was a 58 year member of the SNPJ Lodge 138 of Strabane, where she served as youth director for one year and the Croatian Fraternal Union, Cokeburg Lodge 354. She had been a Girl Scout and Brownie troop leader in Strabane for many years.
In the late 1970s, Mrs. DeLost was a founding member and secretary of the United Citizens Against Radiation Exposure. This group was formed in response to the federal government’s interest in the cleanup of radioactive materials at the former Vitro plant rare metals plant site in Canonsburg. As part of her environmental activism during the Vitro studies, she was interviewed by a Pittsburgh television station and was featured in a special program on the subject.
Prior to her marriage, she worked as the assistant manager at Isaly’s ice-cream shop and deli and was employed in several retail sales jobs.
Mrs. DeLost left this world a better place to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Friends are welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and noon to 1 p.m. Monday, February 18, in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, where services will be held at 1 p.m. with the Rev. George L. Livanos, pastor of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Spring Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to Frank Sarris Library or the Chartiers Houston Community Library. To view of extend condolences, please visit www.salandrafunerals.com.
Helen DeVitis, 93, of Canonsburg, died Saturday, February 16, 2013.
Arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., Canonsburg.
A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.
Margaret A. Popernack Franks
Lifelong Bobtown resident
Margaret A. Popernack Franks, 84, of Bobtown, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013, at home with her loving family at her side.
She was born December 3, 1928, in Bobtown, a daughter of the late Andrew G. Popernack and Elizabeth Onusko Popernack.
In addition to her parents, deceased are her husband, Edward J. Franks Sr., in 1985, with whom she had enjoyed vacations with their family at Cape Hatteras, N.C.; son Paul L. Franks; and two brothers, Andrew Popernack Jr. and Thomas G. Popernack.
Mrs. Franks was a lifelong resident of Bobtown. She enjoyed being a resident of Point Manor Personal Care Home of Point Marion from 2008 until she came back home to Bobtown.
She was a member of St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church and Rosary Altar Society of Bobtown and Bobtown Civic Club since early 1960s. A former Girl Scout leader, she was a volunteer and advocate of the Bobtown Library and made the best halupki and date nut pinwheel cookies.
Surviving are children, Andrew S. Franks and wife Marian of Waynesburg, Edward J. Franks Jr. and wife Susie of Williamstown, W.Va., Patricia J. Brown and husband Gregory of Aliquippa, Suzanne E. Fakete and husband Thomas of Philadelphia, Cynthia L. Gaynor of Oakdale; seven grandchildren, Amy Dwyer and husband James, Jessica Lee Tidwell and husband Deke, Matthew Franks, Lauren Franks, Sarah Brown, Ethan Brown, Edward Gaynor; two great-grandchildren, Eoin and Marigny Dwyer; two sisters, Betty Longo of Greensboro and Mary Ann Kurila and husband Edward of Mayfield Heights, Ohio; two brothers, Paul Popernack and wife Margaret of Bobtown and Robert J. Popernack and wife Anna Marie of Bay Village, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in Louis E. Rudolph Funeral Home, Thomas B. Rudolph, funeral director and supervisor, 15 Main Street, Point Marion, and until 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, when brief prayers will be said, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, Bobtown, with the Rev. Lawrence V. Holpp as celebrant. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion. Parish vigil service will be held in the funeral home at 8 p.m. Monday.
WWII veteran was retired from U.S. Steel
Harry Hess, 85, of McKeesport, died Friday, February 15, 2013.
He was born July 17, 1927, in McKeesport, a son of the late John and Margaret McNamee Hess.
Mr. Hess served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 1st Infantry Division, the “Big Red One,” and was a special guard during the Nuremberg Trials.
He retired from U.S. Steel.
Mr Hess was a loyal fan of McKeesport and Serra Catholic football and basketball, coached and supported New Eagle youth baseball and soccer for many years and was a former volunteer fireman.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Virginia Godek Hess; daughters Beverly (Gary) Anselmino of New Eagle and Christine (Bruce) Davis of Wyano; grandchildren Felicia (Tim) Baird, Philip (Jessica) Anselmino, Mathew (Rose) Anselmino, Michael Davis, Kathleen Davis and Amy Davis; and great-grandchildren Andrew Baird, Marco Anselmino, Lorenzo Anselmino, and Cora Anselmino.
He was expecting the birth of three great-grandchildren.
Deceased are his siblings, John D., Charles, Albert and infants Katherine and Virginia.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177. A Mass will be held at noon Tuesday, February 19, in Corpus Christi Church, McKeesport. Burial to follow in St. Mary’s Polish Cemetery.
Remembrances may be made to White Oak Volunteer Fire Company 1, Capitol Street at California Avenue, White Oak, PA 15131.
Jane L. Jordano
Dog lover enjoyed cooking
Jane L. Jordano, 91, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013.
She enjoyed cooking and gardening and was quite the dog lover.
Deceased are her husband, Donald P. Jordano and sister, Lois Kulpa.
Surviving are a sister, Lydia Liston of Munhall; niece, Sharon Luhrman of Davidson, N.C.; and nephew, Richard Kulpa of Allen, Texas.
Funeral arrangements are by Beinhauer Funeral Home, 724-941-3211. Friends are welcome from 10 a.m. to noon, the time of service, Thursday, February 21, at 2828 Washington Road, McMurray. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Washington Area Humane Society, washingtonpashelter.org.
Please add or view tributes at www.beinhauer.com.
Margaret A. Karluk
Partner in Karluk Supply of Washington
Margaret A. Karluk, 92, of Washington, died Saturday, February 16, 2013, in Country Meadows, South Fayette Township, following a lengthy illness.
She was born October 29, 1920, in Poland Mines, Greene County, a daughter of Joseph and Margaret Toth Vargo.
Mrs. Karluk was a graduate of Canonsburg High School Class of 1939.
For many years, she was a member of St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church in Washington.
Mrs. Karluk was an avid reader who enjoyed crocheting and doing cryptograms and crossword puzzles.
She was a bookkeeper for 33 years at the A&P Market in Canonsburg.
Along with her husband, she operated Karluk Supply in Washington for many years.
On August 6, 1966, in St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Canonsburg, she married Frank J. Karluk, who died in 1999.
Surviving are four daughters, Cassandra (Clark) Adams of Strabane, Christine Karluk of Toledo, Ohio, Kathy (Bruce) Borelli of Eighty Four, Sharon (Randy) Miller of Pickerington, Ohio; a son, Gary (Juanita) Karluk of Washington; 10 grandchildren, Tammy, Scott, April, Crystal, Becky, Jennifer, Michelle, Melissa, Amanda and Adam; 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are five sisters, Margaret Zelina, Helen Dzikowski, Olga Pecharka, Helen Peterson and Veronica Cottingham and four brothers, Joseph, James, and Frank Vargo and Bill Kostar.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Dale D. DeAngelo Funeral Home, 1290 Jefferson Avenue, Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, in St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church, Washington, with the Rev. Thomas D. O’Neil as celebrant. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations go to Chartiers Houston Public Library or the Alzheimer Association.
Condolences may be left at www.deangelofuneralhome.com.
Marie Spataro Fisher Manzo
Enjoyed spending time with her family
Marie “Dondo” Spataro Fisher Manzo, 75, of Avella, died while surrounded by family at 11:15 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2013, in Washington Hospital.
She was born January 16, 1938, in Avella, a daughter of the late Steve and Mary Lazzaro Spataro.
Mrs. Manzo was a 1957 graduate of Avella High School and was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church.
She had worked at her family’s market “Spataro’s” in Avella and also for Harry M. Stevens Food Service.
Mrs. Manzo enjoyed spending time with her family and her beloved dog, Lucy.
On November 24, 1960, she married James B. Fisher, who died January 14, 1993.
On June 22, 1996, she married Samuel Manzo, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, James L. (Karen) Fisher of Springboro, Ohio; a daughter, Jamey L. (Edward) Kelly of Avella; a stepdaughter, Rosanne (Aldo) Colalillo of Moon Township; six grandchildren, Jessica and Matthew Wander, Ella Kelly, Heather, Jacob and Luke Fisher; three stepgrandchildren, Samantha, Christina and Marco Colalillo; four great-grandchildren, Katlyn, Antonio, Mario and Addison; a sister, Josephine (Robert) Wilson of Atlasburg; a brother, Steve (Pauline) Spataro Jr. of Washington; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to her first husband and parents, are three brothers, Guiseppe, Anthony and Joseph Spataro; two sisters, Stella Spataro and Mary Shortino.
There will be no public visitation. A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, in St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 95 Highland Avenue, Avella, with the Rev. Robert M. Staszewski officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to Washington Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330.
All arrangements are being handled by Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home Inc., Avella.
Scott A. Piper
Member of PA National Guard
Scott A. Piper, 50, of Elrama, died Friday, February 15, 2013.
He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth A. “Bean” Roberts Piper; loving son of Barbara and the late John Piper; brother of Jim (Melissa) Piper, Joanne (Tim) McNamara and Matthew Piper; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Piper was a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard, American Legion Post 613 of Finleyville and Elrama Sportsmen’s Club.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, in David J. Henney Funeral Home, 6364 Library Road (Route 88), Library, with Pastor Elmer Roberts officiating.
In lieu of flowers, monetary donations may be made to Elizabeth A. Piper.
Paul J. Satterfield
U.S. Coast Guard veteran
Paul J. Satterfield, 68, of Washington, died Saturday, February 16, 2013, in Southwestern Veterans Center, Pittsburgh.
He was born August 9, 1944, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Paul and Elizabeth Postgate Satterfield.
Mr. Satterfield was a graduate of Penn Hills High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard, serving from 1962 to 1967.
He worked for the National Elevator Industry, with Westinghouse/Schindler Elevator, for more than 20 years, retiring in 1987.
Mr. Satterfield was a member of Broad Street Baptist Church and a life member of American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175.
He was interested in trains and, at one time, had an interest in building clocks.
On February 14, 1983, he married Sharon J. Allen, who survives.
Also surviving are five sons, Todd and Scott Kolross, both of Green Bay, Wis., Kevin and Matthew Satterfield, both of Pittsburgh, Paul John (Sheearla) Satterfield Jr. of Washington; a daughter, Paula (David) Noble of Washington; four stepsons, Jeffrey Yeager and Michael (Paula) Yeager, both of Washington, Charles (Darla) Yeager of Cecil Township and Matthew Yeager of Weirton, W.Va.; a stepdaughter, Melinda (Ronnie) Kelley of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, James (Jeanne) Satterfield of Pittsburgh and Warren (Cathy) Satterfield of Leigh High Acres, Fla.; 17 grandchildren, Megan, Christa, and Jennifer Kelley, Erica Kersey, Jeffrey, Mauriah, Joshua, and Brittany Yeager, Nicolas, Amanda, and Christopher Yeager, Alexander and Zachary Noble, Shamari, Aniya, Samiyah, and Julien Satterfield; three great-grandsons, Lincoln Paxton, James Hoitt and Liam Reddy; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased is a stepson, Chris Yeager.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no public viewing. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington.
Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Nick J. Sorgiovanni
Lifelong farmer known as the ‘Potato Man’
Nick J. Sorgiovanni, 77, of Crucible, died Friday, February 15, 2013, in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg.
He was born May 14, 1935, in Crucible, a son of the late Cosmo “Jack Sargent” and Dorinda Salvati Sorgiovanni.
Mr. Sorgiovanni was a graduate of Cumberland Township High School.
He had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Mr. Sorgiovanni was a lifelong farmer and was well known for his potatoes, corn, and homemade wine. He was affectionately known as the “Potato Man.”
He was a retired coal miner from Isabella Mine and a member of the United Mine Workers of America.
Mr. Sorgiovanni was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church of Crucible.
Surviving are a son, Joe Sorgiovanni of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Rose Frawley (Brian) of Mechanicsburg; three grandchildren, Stephanie, Anthony and Josef; five siblings, Mary Hopton of Carmichaels, Anna Kushon of Carmichaels, Rosa Buday of Crucible, James Sorgiovanni of Mantua, Ohio, and Gena Everly of Carmichaels.
Deceased is a son, Cosmo Sorgiovanni.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, where a blessing service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, with the Rev. John M. Bauer officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Crucible. Graveside military rites will be accorded by the U.S. Army. Condolences may be offered at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.
Jacqueline Lee Ward
Loving mother and grandmother
Jacqueline Lee “Jackie” Ward, 71, formerly of Pennsylvania, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013, in Dallas, Texas, where she resided with daughter Shelly and granddaughter Jordan.
She was born February 3, 1942, in Washington, a daughter of the late George and Mary Lauderbaugh Ward.
A longtime Steelers and WWE fan, she was an avid reader who enjoyed art, music, the taste of a good cup of Starbucks coffee, her Sunday newspaper and life near a Texas ranch with many animals and great sunsets.
Ms. Ward was a loving mother and grandmother.
Surviving are four daughters, Gloria Heinen of Florida, Vicki Martin of Texas, Tracey (Earl) Gilpin of Pennsylvania, Shelly Heinen of Texas; seven grandchildren, Christy Mejicanos, Dawn Merigo, Stephanie Merigo, Jordan Heinen, Amber Leach, Brittany and Tyler Gilpin; and two great-grandchildren, Mariana and Christopher Mejicanos; six siblings, Judy Ward Chappel, George Ward, Cheryl Lauderbaugh Henry, Allison Ward, Jim Ward and Mary Ward Kubacki.
Deceased is a brother, Stevan Poger.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, February 22, in The Bible Chapel, McMurray, with Pastor Tom Rojahn officiating, followed by a celebration of her life. Friends and family are welcome. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital or the American Cancer Society.
Leonia Jean Warde
1930 – 2013
Leonia Jean Warde, 82, of Las Vegas, Nev., went home to the Lord Thursday, February 7, 2013.
She was born October 5, 1930, in Harrisburg, but moved to Southern California when she was a young adult, where she met her husband of nearly 60 years, John.
Mrs. Warde enjoyed a successful career as an office manager with the retail store Kmart and, after 25 years, retired with her husband to Phoenix, Ariz. They moved to Las Vegas in 1996 to be closer to family and to enjoy their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Her favorite pastime was playing bingo at the local casino and, win or lose, she always came home with a smile because she had a chance to sit and talk to others. She had friends wherever she went, whether to the grocery store, church or the doctor’s office. She talked to everyone so there were no strangers.
She has been a member of Shadow Hills Church since moving to Las Vegas.
Surviving are her husband, John; sister Kate; brother Ralph; and five sons, Jerry, Denis, Ron, Rick and John Jr., and their wives; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
There will be a celebration of life service at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 23, Shadow Hills Church, Las Vegas.