Feb. 19

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Frank W. Brownlee

Weirton Steel retiree, owner-operator of Brownlee’s Homemade Ice Cream

Frank W. Brownlee, 89, of West Middletown, died at 10:20 p.m. Sunday, February 17, 2013, in his home, surrounded by family.


He was born November 5, 1923, in West Middletown, a son of the late John and Dorothy Williams Brownlee.


Mr. Brownlee attended East Washington High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II.


He was the owner and operator of Brownlee’s Homemade Ice Cream in West Middletown for more than 30 years. He was also employed by Weirton Steel for 30 years, retiring in 1976. After retiring from Weirton Steel, he worked for his son’s company, Brownlee Trucking.


Mr. Brownlee was a member of Grove United Presbyterian Church, Weirton Steel 25-Year Club, Independent Steelworkers Union of Weirton, SNPJ Lodge 292 of Avella, a 50-year member of Bert C. Siders American Legion Post 643 of Avella and Cozy Camp of Brockway. He had served on Avella Area School Board and West Middletown Borough Board and was a charter member of West Middletown Fire Department.


Mr. Brownlee was a lifelong resident of West Middletown. He enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening and hunting.


On November 27, 1948, he married Dorothy Roux, who survives.


He was the last of his immediate family.


Surviving Mr. Brownlee are three sons, Frank E. (Andrea) Brownlee of West Middletown, Jack (Nancy) Brownlee of Weirton, W.Va., and David (Laurie) Brownlee of West Middletown; six grandchildren, Dana (Jim) Gatewood, Chelsea Brownlee, Jonathan Brownlee, Jaclyn (Brennan) Bish and Allie and Hanna Brownlee; and two great-grandchildren, Hayden and Gavin Gatewood.


Preceding him in death are four sisters, Ruth Jones, Dorothy Andrews, Emma Keenan and Grace Ross; and two brothers, James and John Brownlee.


Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home Inc., 18 Campbell Street, Avella, PA 15312, where additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of service, Wednesday, February 20, with the Rev. Jack Emerick officiating. Burial will be in West Middletown Cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded graveside by Bert C. Siders American Legion Post 643 of Avella. Memorial contributions can be made to West Middletown Volunteer Fire Department.


Catherine L. Burch

Member of Greene Valley Presbyterian Church

Catherine L. Burch, 76, of Carmichaels, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013, in Rolling Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Waynesburg, following a brief illness.


She was born May 2, 1936, in Jacobs Creek, a daughter of the late Charles R. and Verna Lindway Brashear of Carmichaels.


A 1954 graduate of Cumberland Township High School, Mrs. Burch was a member of Greene Valley Presbyterian Church, Carmichaels, and lived most of her life in the Carmichaels area.


On March 30, 1974, she married Ronald L. Burch, who died August 20, 2003.


Also surviving are a sister, Darlene Metcalf of Ohio, and two brothers, Charles J. Brashear of Ohio and Francis Gene Brashear of Virginia.


All services and burial were private and held under the direction of Yoskovich Funeral Home, Carmichaels. For additional information and to sign a guest book, please visit www.YoskovichFH.com.


Mary J. Carey

Carmichaels resident cherished family

Mary J. Carey, 95, of Carmichaels, formerly of Morgantown, W.Va., died Sunday, February 17, 2013, in Golden Living Center, Waynesburg, following a lengthy illness.


She was born September 14, 1917, in Brandonville, W.Va., a daughter of the late Emery Sylvester and Sarah Elizabeth Spiker Cupp.


On November 16, 1936, she married James Madison Carey, who died August 12, 1967.


Mrs. Carey resided in the Carmichaels area since 1986 and was the last of her immediate family.


She cherished her family, especially her many grandchildren.


Surviving are a son, Ralph S. Carey of Carmichaels; three daughters, Libby Dodson and husband John George of Dilliner and Wilda A. Metcalf and husband Gary and Janet R. Carey and companion James Gump, both of Carmichaels; 25 grandchildren; and several great, great-great and great-great-great-grandchildren.


Deceased, in addition to her parents, are two sons, Franklin Carey and James H. Carey; two daughters, Glenna Austin and Betty Shultz; three brothers, Alvin, Carlus and William Cupp; and three sisters, Edith Maust, Faye Ault and Lilly Joseph.


Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Yoskovich Funeral Home (724-966-5500), Martin J. Yoskovich, funeral director, 300 South Vine Street (Route 88), Carmichaels, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 21. Interment will follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Smithfield. For additional information and to sign a guest book, please visit www.YoskovichFH.com.


Malvina Magdalene Comeau

Homemaker enjoyed music and singing

Malvina Magdalene Comeau, 93, of Southpointe, formerly of Hays, Kan., passed away peacefully Sunday, February 17, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Emile Comeau and loving mother of Alphonse Jacob Comeau of North Strabane Township.


Surviving are many nieces and nephews.


Deceased are three brothers and six sisters.


Mrs. Comeau was a wonderful mother and homemaker who kept a dutiful house. She was excellent at cooking, baking, canning and gardening. She loved flowers and enjoyed music and singing.


Family and friends are welcome from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in Cremation and Funeral Care by Danielle Andy Belusko, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray PA 15317, 724-260-5546. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 21, in St. Benedict the Abbot Catholic Church, 120 Abington Drive, McMurray, PA 15317. Burial will be held in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays. Please view and sign the family’s condolences at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.


Corrected information was received for the obituary of Helen DeVitis, published Monday. Her date of birth was October 22, 1919.


Andrew Fabian

Dentist practiced in McMurray for 38 years

Dr. Andrew Fabian, 70, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla., after a courageous battle with cancer.


He was a son of Theresa and Andrew Fabian of Yukon.


Dr. Fabian was a graduate of West Virginia University School of Dentistry and practiced in McMurray for 38 years. He served in the Army Dental Corps in Korea.


He was a lover and breeder of standardbred horses and an avid collector of model trains.


Dr. Fabian is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Linda Anderson; daughter Elizabeth; son Andrew III, wife Mary and grandson Elvis; and son Adam and wife Amber.


Dr. Fabian was a dental philanthropist and a true gentleman. He brought a smile and kind words to everyone he met.


A memorial Mass will be held in McMurray at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation.


John R. Hamilton

Welder and crane operator was U.S. Army veteran

John R. “Ham” Hamilton, 73, of Waynesburg, died at 7 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2013, in his home.


He was born Saturday, August 5, 1939, a son of the late Delbert B. Hamilton and Hattie Gail Brookover Hamilton.


Mr. Hamilton was a graduate of Waynesburg High School, Class of 1957.


He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.


Mr. Hamilton worked construction most of his life for Industrial and Mountaineer Resources as a welder and crane operator.


Surviving are a daughter, Susan Hamilton of Waynesburg; a son, Randy (Tanya) Hamilton of Finleyville; his former wife, Judy Hamilton of Carmichaels; and three grandchildren, Taylor, Jillian and Jake Hamilton.


Deceased, in addition to his parents, are a daughter, Helen Gail Hamilton, and a brother, Delbert E. “Sheepy” Hamilton.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., the time of service, Wednesday, February 20, in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370. The Rev. William Parker will officiate. Burial will be private in Daybrook (W.Va.) Cemetery. Information is available at www.milliken-throckmortonfh.com.


Angela Therese Williams Heeter

Owned and operated Heeter Greenhouse

Angela Therese “Tracy” Williams Heeter, 77, of McClellandtown (Sunshine Hollow), passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013, in Uniontown Hospital.


She was born July 5, 1935, in Buffalo, N.Y., a daughter of Kenneth Harold and Derna Passalaqua Williams, both now deceased.


Affectionately known as “Tracy,” she was an active member of Jacobs Evangelical Lutheran Church. Along with her husband, Glenn, she owned and operated Heeter Greenhouse. She was also an avid supporter of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.


Surviving are her husband, Glenn Heeter; children Ed Phillips of Grapevine, Texas, Sharon Reep of Wakeman, Ohio, Debbi Trembley of Springfield, Ohio, and Rachel Parker of Vermillion,Ohio; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers and sister Beverly Jorgensen, Derna Bell, Lana Gill, Mary David, Jackie Uhlemann, Victoria Passalaqua and Anthony Passalaqua; and stepchildren Dave Heeter, Karen Doyteck, Cheryl Leighty and Jennie Russell.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in H. David McElroy Funeral Home, 803 Main Street, McClellandtown. Additional visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, the time of service, Wednesday, February 20, in Jacobs Lutheran Church, McClellandtown, with Pastor Becky Dittenhafer will officiating. Interment will follow in Jacobs Lutheran Cemetery.


Brian D. Horvath

US Airways retiree was loyal Pittsburgh sports fan

Brian D. Horvath, 54, of Houston, died Monday, February 18, 2013, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.


He was born October 5, 1958, in Washington, a son of Carl F. and Mary Jane Rederick Horvath.


Mr. Horvath was a 1976 graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School.


He was a certified welder and member of United Steel Workers.


Mr. Horvath retired form US Airways and was recently employed by Caterpillar in Houston.


He was a loyal fan of all Pittsburgh sports teams as well as the Seattle Seahawks.


Mr. Horvath was a member of SNPJ in Strabane and other social clubs.


He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time at his family camp in Eagle Rock.


Surviving are two sisters, Diane Kolovich (Marty) of Houston and Janice Kobert (Robert) of Canonsburg; two brothers, James Horvath (Debra) and Steven Horvath (Carrie), both of Chartiers Township; nieces and nephews Martin (Holly), Michael (Bronwyn) and Matthew (Misti) Kolovich, Alex and Andy Kobert, James Jr. (Michele) and Steven and Ashley Horvath; great-nieces and nephews Julie, Taylor, Ava and Noah Kolovich and James Horvath III; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.


A brother, Carl F. Horvath Jr., is deceased.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, PA 15342, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 22, with the Rev. Steven Parkhill officiating. Interment will be private. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at www.mcilvaine-speakman.com.


Martha Ann Long

Martha Ann Long, 70, of Garards Fort, died Monday, February 18, 2013, in her home.


Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Behm Funeral Homes, Waynesburg. A complete obituary and arrangements will be published in a later edition.


Sarah F. Nackoul

Affectionately known as “Gram”

Sarah F. “Sally” Nackoul, 88, of Washington, formerly of Canonsburg, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Monday, February 18, 2013, in her home, surrounded by family and friends.


She was born February 17, 1925, in Blackford County, Ind., a daughter of Frank and Lucy Zolli. She lived a majority of her life on Brown Alley in Canonsburg and spent her final years in Washington.


Mrs. Nackoul started her career as a “grease monkey” at a Gulf station, before moving on to Spar Market and later Foodland. Eventually, she embarked on a long and fulfilling career at Western Center.


Family meant everything to her, who was affectionately known as “Gram” to her friends and family alike. She loved solving puzzles, reading in her sunroom, making cakes and knitting for her grandchildren.


On July 31, 1949, she married David Nackoul, who died April 18, 2006.


Surviving are a son, David A. Nackoul and wife Kathy of Canonsburg; three daughters, Frances “Frankie” Byers of McDonald, Helen M. Dayak and husband Don of Avella, Nannetta Schmidt and husband Mark of Houston, Texas; 10 grandchildren, Robert “Spank” Byers and wife Cathy, Richard Byers and wife Kim, Barbara Ann Gooch and husband Jim, Don Dayak and wife Bernadette, Dan Dayak and wife Keely, David Nackoul, Michael Nackoul, Christine Evans and husband Robert, Melanie Schmidt and Amanda Schmidt; and 13 great-grandchildren, Emily, Alexis, Robert, Olivia, Gia, Jay, Justin, Chelsey, Dillon, Desiree, Deidra, Sierra and Devlin; and a sister, Beatrice Magistro and husband Robert of Aliquippa.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Ropon.


Friends will be received from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, Phillip L. Sollon, director, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 21, followed by burial in St. George Cemetery, South Fayette Township. Visit www.sollon.com for additional information and to leave condolences.


William T. Nalitz

Retired Foss Motor Co. mechanic

William T. “Whitey” Nalitz, 92, of Etna, died Sunday, February 17, 2013, in Kindred Hospital, Oakdale.


He was born February 20, 1920, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Frank and Mary Annis Nalitz.


Prior to his retirement, he worked as an auto mechanic for Foss Motor Co.


Mr. Nalitz was Catholic.


Surviving are his sisters, Isabel McEnteer of North Strabane Township, Lois Hoskins of Littleton, Colo., Rosemary Haseman of Chicago, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank Nalitz and Edward Nalitz; and two sisters, Stella Wawrzyniak and Dorothy Dix.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, Phillip L. Sollon, director, where a blessing service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 21. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Township. Please visit www.sollon.com for additional information and to view and leave condolences.


Eugene W. Noble

Agent for Metropolitan Insurance Co.

Eugene W. Noble, 79, of Beallsville, died unexpectedly Sunday, February 17, 2013, in his home.


He was born August 30, 1933, in Beallsville, a son of the late Levi C. and Josephine Weaver Noble.


Mr. Noble was a 1951 graduate of Ellsworth High School.


From 1953 to 1955, he served with the U.S. Army.


He was a former agent for Metropolitan Insurance Co. and was previously employed by Penn-Birmingham Bolt Co., Nemacolin Country Club and Royal Hydraulics.


Mr. Noble was a member of Beallsville United Methodist Church, Hancock-McCune-Horne American Legion Post 705 and Beallsville Civic Association and was a life member of Richeyville Volunteer Fire Company.


On August 21, 1976, he married Wilma “Sug” Grechowsky, who survives.


Surviving, in addition to his wife, are five sisters, Betty Amos of Washington, Earlene Mikolay of Zelienople, Doris (Butch) Marinkovich of Beallsville, Eleanor Moore of Largo, Fla., and Evelyn Gatten of Tavares, Fla.; two brothers, Robert Noble of Nashville, Tenn., and Harry Sumner of Allison; and several nieces and nephews.


Deceased, in addition to his parents, are several brothers and sisters.


Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the hour of services, Wednesday, February 20, in John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville, with the Rev. Gary Gregg officiating. Interment will be in Beallsville Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by Hancock-McCune-Horne American Legion Post 705, Centerville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Richeyville Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box L, Richeyville, PA 15358. A guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.


Dolores F. Perko

Homemaker, member of Clinton Wesleyan Church

Dolores F. Perko, 82, of McDonald (Robinson Township), died Monday, February 18, 2013, in Washington Hospital.


She was born January 10, 1931, in Noblestown, a daughter of the late Charles H. and Charlotte McClelland Highfield.


Mrs. Perko was a homemaker and was a member of Clinton Wesleyan Church. She loved going with the Best Years Fellowship Group on monthly outings.


Surviving are her husband, John A. Perko, whom she married April 17, 1953, and a son, David Perko, and a granddaughter, Natalie R. Perko, both of Oakdale.


She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant daughter, Donna Sue Perko.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Thomas-Little Funeral Service Inc., 314 West Lincoln Avenue, McDonald (724-926-2800), where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, February 22. Interment will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


Please sign a guest book at thomas-littlefuneralservice.com.


Ronald R. Relosky

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. 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 celebrant. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township. www.henneyfuneralhome.com


Dominic A. Sacco

Standout athlete, vet devoted to grandchildren

Dominic A. Sacco, 76, of Washington, died Monday, February 18, 2013, in Southmont of Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington.


He was born December 15, 1936, in Washington, a son of the late Anthony and Rose Spadafore Sacco.


He was a 1954 graduate of Washington High School and went on to graduate from the University of Minnesota.


Mr. Sacco was a standout two-sport athlete for Wash High in football and baseball. He was an offensive end, running back and defensive linebacker-cornerback for three years in football and was named to the 1953 All-Washington County Coaches All-Star Team and to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph All-WPIAL Team as an end.


He caught a touchdown pass in the WPIAL championship game in 1952 at Pitt Stadium against Aliquippa. The 1952 Little Prexies’ team was inducted into the Washington-Greene County Hall of Fame in 1998.


Mr. Sacco was one of the original Pony League players in 1951, was the league’s first home run champion and named to the first all-star team.


As a baseball player at Wash High, he was part of two section-championship teams that advanced to the WPIAL semifinals.


He played on the freshman football team at the University of Minnesota before a knee injury ended his career.


Mr. Sacco continued as a baseball player in the U.S. Air Force at Fort Smelling Air Force Base, Minneapolis, Minn. His team became two-time 31st Air Division champions, Central Air Defense Force champions and a third-place winner in NORAD and North American Air Defense Command’s Baseball World Series.


He was the 31st Air Division home run and batting champion in 1957, two-time 31st Air Division All-Star and two-time 31st Air Division Outstanding Player of the Year in 1957 and 1958. He was a two-time Central Air Defense Force All-Star in 1957 and 1958.


In 1957, he became the 31st Air Division first member to be elected to Elite All-U.S. Air Force Status and named the center fielder for the U.S. Air Force Baseball Team.


In addition to his love of sports, he was also devoted to his grandchildren.


He was also a member of Alpine Club and Washington-Greene County Sports Hall of Fame.


On March 19, 1955, in Washington, he married Barbara “Sis” Naser, who survives.


Also surviving are a son, John E. (Marissa) Sacco of Monessen; a daughter, Alice Marie (Mark) Murphy of Washington; a brother, Anthony (Wilma) Sacco of Washington; two sisters, Clara Graham of Washington and Mary Ann Trapuzzano of Beaufort, S.C.; four grandchildren, Milana L. and Jack P. Sacco of Monessen and John D. and Jay D. Murphy of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.


Deceased are three brothers, Frank, Sam and Jimmy Sacco.


Friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 21, with the Rev. Stephen Smythers officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 of the American Legion. Memorial contributions may be directed to First Christian Church Building Fund, 615 East Beau Street, Washington, PA 15301, or to a charity of one’s choice. Please bring any pictures, printed memories or stories to the funeral home to be uploaded in real time for the family to view on www.familyremembers.com. Condolences may be expressed at www.piattandbarnhillfh.com. Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor, and Lawrence K. Donovan, funeral director.


John Frederick Scholz

Eastern Airlines mechanic

John Frederick Scholz, 81, of Washington, died Monday, February 18, 2013, in Canonsburg General Hospital. He had been in declining health.


He was born December 2, 1931, in Pittsburgh, a son of John J. and Magdalene Scholz.


Mr. Scholz was a veteran of the Marine Corps. For 33 years, he worked as an airline mechanic for Eastern Airlines.


He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Washington.


Mr. Scholz enjoyed model airplanes.


On November 12, 1955, he married Mary Helen Glad, who survives.


Also surviving are two sons, John Joseph (Tina) Scholz of Washington and Daniel James (Kathy) Scholz of Shelton, Conn.; a sister, Mary (Dick) Schmidt of Pittsburgh; and four grandchildren, Daniel, Michael, Jacob and Emily Scholz.


Deceased are a brother, Tony, and two sisters, Elizabeth and Josephine.


Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 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 22, in Immaculate Conception Church, with Father William Feeney as celebrant. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


Charles N. Whitfield

Outdoorsman served during Korean War

Charles N. Whitfield, 81, of Houston, died Sunday, February 17, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington.


He was born December 12, 1931, in Houston, a son of Edward and Mary Alice Hoffman Whitfield.


Mr. Whitfield was a graduate of West Alexander High School.


He was very proud of his service in the Army during the Korean War.


Mr. Whitfield was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of Meadow Lands Sportsman Club.


On April 14, 1956, he married Evelyn Ruth Cox, who survives.


Also surviving are two sons; four daughters; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters.


Deceased are three brothers and two sisters.


At the request of the deceased, all services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, PA 15342. Condolences may be left at www.mcilvaine-speakman.com.


Raymond A. Yerkey Sr.

Owner of Ray’s Body Shop

Raymond A. Yerkey Sr., 74, of Bulger, died Sunday, February 17, 2013, in UPMC-Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh.


He was born February 15, 1939, in Cecil Township, a son of the late Glenn A. and Beatrice Chester Yerkey.


Mr. Yerkey was the owner of Ray’s Body Shop for more than 50 years.


Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Frances McFalls Yerkey; sons Ray (Lisa) Yerkey Jr. of McDonald (North Fayette Township) and Mark Yerkey of Bulger; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and a brother, William (Barbara) Yerkey of McDonald.


He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marcia Lynn LaFebvre (October 10, 2010), and brothers Jim, Glenn and Robert Yerkey.


Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Thomas-Little Funeral Service Inc., 314 West Lincoln Avenue, McDonald (724-926-2800), where a funeral service will be held at noon Friday, February 22. Interment will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald.


Please sign a guest book at thomas-littlefuneralservice.com.


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