Published Feb 17, 2013 at 10:23 pm (Updated Feb 17, 2013 at 10:23 pm)
Enjoyed knitting, crocheting, embroidery and crafts
Karolina Coffield, 81, of Canonsburg, died Saturday, February 16, 2013, following a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born October 26, 1931, in Munich, Germany, a daughter of Anton and Maria Fest Goller.
Mrs. Coffield had worked as a cook for the Washington County Health Center for eight years and then in the Hospitality Shop of the Washington Hospital for 10 years before volunteering for Southern Care Hospice.
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, embroidery and crafts.
Surviving are three children, Tony Coffield and wife Donna of Hickory, Cindy Klinger and husband Randy of Canonsburg and Bill Coffield and wife Sharon of Washington; seven grandchildren, Alan, Stephen and Julie Coffield, Samantha and Nikki Coffield and Michelle and Jennifer Klinger; and many nieces and nephews.
Two brothers and two sisters are deceased.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 20. Interment will be private. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Southern Care Hospice, 90 West Chestnut Street, 5th Floor, Suite 500, Washington, PA 15301. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at www.mcilvaine-speakman.com.
Helen DeVitis, 93, of Canonsburg, died Saturday, February 16, 2013, in Townview Health and Rehabilitation Center, Canonsburg.
She was born December 22, 1919, in West Virginia, a daughter of the late Michael and Francis Novich.
Prior to her retirement, she owned and operated a beauty shop in Canonsburg.
Surviving are two sons, Darwin DeVitis Sr. of Eighty Four and Charles DeVitis and wife Val of Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and their families; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, deceased are her husband, Salvador DeVitis; two sisters, Mildred Paris and Ethel “Babe” Supinsky; former companion Stanley “Toby” Skowvron; and daughter-in-law Donna DeVitis.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, Phillip L. Sollon, director. Departing prayers will be held at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Canonsburg. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, Canonsburg. Please visit www.sollon.com for additional information and to view and leave condolences.
John R. Hamilton
John R. Hamilton, 73, of Waynesburg, died Saturday, February 16, 2013, in his home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Waynesburg. A complete obituary and arrangements will appear in a later edition.
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.
Marian B. Kanotz
Avid reader was member of First Baptist Church
Marian B. Kanotz, 96, of Lewisville, Texas, formerly of Houston and Canonsburg, died Thursday, February 14, 2013, in Presbyterian Hospital, Plano, Texas.
She was born February 4, 1917, in Cecil, a daughter of Albert and Edna Hackenson Prideau.
Mrs. Kanotz was a 1935 graduate of Canonsburg High School.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Canonsburg.
Mrs. Kanotz had been employed at the former Brockway Glass in Washington.
She loved her family and was an avid reader, sometimes finishing as many as 10 books in a week.
Her husband, Samuel Kanotz, died August 22, 1999.
Surviving are a granddaughter, Kelsey Nee of Pittsburgh, nephews and several great-nephews and great-nieces.
Deceased, in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Susan Gail Nee and husband Daniel; three sisters, Viola Dickey, Elizabeth Sapp and Lillian Hatala; and a brother, Harry Prideau.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, with Pastor Bill Barnett officiating. Interment will be private. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at www.mcilvaine-speakman.com.
William T. Nalitz
William T. Nalitz, 92, of Etna, died Sunday, February 17, 2013, in Kindred Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete and are entrusted to Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., Canonsburg.
A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.
Eugene W. Noble
Eugene W. Noble, 79, of Beallsville, died unexpectedly Sunday, February 17, 2013, in his home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville.
A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.
Ronald R. Relosky
U.S. Air Force veteran was successful entrepreneur
Ronald R. Relosky, 74, of Bethel Park, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013.
He was the loving husband for 52 years of Frances Simko Relosky; beloved father of Ronald A. (Christine) Relosky and the late René Relosky; cherished grandfather of Lizzie Relosky-Coffield, and Reed and Riley Relosky; stepbrother of David Kapfer; and brother-in-law of Dorothy Tomko and the late Evelyn Seech.
Mr. Relosky most loved watching his grandchildren participate in their activities.
He was a successful entrepreneur and businessman.
Mr. Relosky served in the U.S. Air Force and was an avid hunter, fisherman, bowler and softball player.
Friends will be received from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel, 5570 Library Road, Bethel Park. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, in St. Germaine Church, with Father William J. Schwartz as Mass celebrant. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township. www.henneyfuneralhome.com
Helen Thames Roland
Helen Thames Roland, 87, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.
Arrangements are incomplete and are entrusted to Salandra Funeral Service Inc., 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.
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; six grandchildren, Stephanie, Anthony, Josef, Shawna, Dillon and Josh; and 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.