WWII vet, Burgettstown Senior Citizens member
Leo “Bud” Antonopoulos, 91, of Bulger, died Wednesday, February 20, 2013, in Washington Hospital.
He was born January 29, 1922, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Peter and Rachel Burgoon Antonopoulos.
Mr. Antonopoulos was a graduate of Penn State and Duquesne universities.
He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Antonopoulos was a surveyor with Gilbert Construction Co. and was a member of Burgettstown Senior Citizens.
Surviving are his goddaughter, Priscilla (Adelmo) Fini and her son, Mitchell Fini; and a number of cousins and devoted friends Robin, David and James Hoberek.
He was the last of his immediate family.
Deceased are a sister, Carol Antonopoulos, and a brother, Andrew Antonopoulos.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Thomas-Little Funeral Service Inc., 106 St. John Street, Midway, 724-796-3301, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Febuary 23. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Florence. Please sign the guest book at www.thomas-littlefuneralservice.com.
Paul A. Barnes
Korean War vet, Brockway glass retiree, Elks custodian
Paul A. “Adi” Barnes, 82, of Beallsville, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.
He was born February 7, 1931, in Beallsville, a son of the late Joseph and Rosetta Nickeson Barnes.
Mr. Barnes was a 1949 graduate of Beallsville High School.
He worked for 28 years as a packer for Brockway Glass 7 in Washington. He retired in 1984 and then was employed for 12 years as a custodian at Washington Elks.
Mr. Barnes was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
He was an avid Steelers fan. He also enjoyed gardening and the outdoors.
On June 28, 1975, in Washington, he married Patty Heatley, who survives.
Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Barnes was the last of his immediate family.
Deceased are a brother, Joseph “Buster” Barnes; and two sisters, Lorraine Powers and Evelyn McCarty.
Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, 724-239-2255, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 23, with Pastor Jay Freudenberg officiating. Interment will follow in Beallsville Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations to Bethany Hospice, Six Parkway Center, Suite 100, 875 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220; or Washington Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330. Visit www.thompson-marodi.com to leave a condolence message, order flowers and share photos.
Marie Rafael Basile
Member of Holy Rosary Church, Muse
Marie Rafael Basile, 85, of Cecil, died Sunday, February 17, 2013, in St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon.
She was born October 2, 1927, in Washington, D.C., a daughter of the late Nicholas and Nellie Merlina Vitiello.
Mrs. Basile was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Muse.
She enjoyed reading, gardening and traveling.
Mrs. Basile worked as a clerk typist for Navel Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C.
Surviving are a son, John Anthony (Toni) Basile of Cecil; two grandchildren, Katherine Marie (Rob) Joesberry of Bridgeville and Jonathan Lee Basile of Wexford; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Anthony John Basile in 2011; a daughter, Angela Marie Basile in 1981; and an infant brother.
Friends will be received from 9 to 10 a.m., the time of service, Friday, February 22, in Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services, Cecil, with Father George DeVille officiating. Interment will follow in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. Contributions may be made to Washington Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15360.
Mt. Lebanon resident
Rudolph Bellan, 85, of Mt. Lebanon, died Monday, February 18, 2013.
Arrangements are entrusted to Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., Canonsburg.
Eugene C. Brock
WWII veteran enjoyed woodworking
Eugene C. Brock, 91, of Houston, died peacefully in his sleep, Wednesday, February 20, 2013.
He was born September 16, 1921, in Washington, a son of the late Elza Ray and Viola Merril Brock.
Mr. Brock was a 1939 graduate of Trinity High School.
He had worked for Cooper Power Systems in Canonsburg, retiring in 1978.
Mr. Brock was a veteran of World War II, having served with the Army in Belgium, England and France.
He was a member of South Canonsburg Church, American Legion Post 902 of Houston and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 of Canonsburg.
Mr. Brock enjoyed woodworking.
On April 12, 1941, he married Sybil L. Hammond, who died September 22, 2001.
Surviving are two sons, David Brock and wife Melanie of Annapolis, Md., and Dennis Brock and wife Jacqueline of Meadow Lands; and six grandchildren, D. Scott Brock (Nicole), Matthew and Jacob Brock, Cheri Jankowski (David Barthelmes), Brenda Young (Joshua) and Jared Jankowski.
Deceased are an infant son, Eugene, two brothers and a sister.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the time of service, Saturday, February 23, in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, PA 15342, with the Rev. Steven Parkhill officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. Full military rites will be accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 in Canonsburg and American Legion Post 902 in Houston, combined honor guard. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at www.mcilvaine-speakman.com.
Lions Club, Christ U.M. Church member
Jesse Clark, 90, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013, in his home.
He was born May 29, 1922, in Wyano, a son of the late Jesse and Nannie Cain Clark.
Mr. Clark was a member and past president of Youngwood Lions Club, where he was a recipient of the Melvin Jones award. He was also a member of Christ United Methodist Church, where he was an active lay minister of the church.
He worked in the mercury lab for Robertshaw Controls, for more than 40 years, and was self-employed as an electrician.
Surviving are his wife, Lois Morris Prinkey-Clark; a son, Barry W. Clark and wife April of Carlsbad, Calif.; a son, Roger A. Clark and wife Evelyn of Waynesburg; four grandchildren, Brian, Betsy, Jay and Joshua; three great-grandchildren, Lillah, Elijah, and Jake; a sister, Norma M. Ray; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are his first wife, Marvis E. Peterson Clark, and a grandson, Zachary J. Clark.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in C. Richard McCauley Funeral Home Inc., 101 South Fourth Street, Youngwood. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 22, in Christ United Methodist Church, Youngwood, with the Edward Bailey officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. There will be a Lions Club service at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, Christ United Methodist Church of Youngwood or Lions Club.
David Kennedy Coleman
Active member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church
David Kennedy Coleman, 51, of Canonsburg, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013, in Washington Hospital.
He was born August 14, 1961, in Nashville, Tenn., a son of Lillie Edwards and husband Aldon of Canonsburg and the late Felix Coleman.
Mr. Coleman was an active member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Canonsburg, where he was involved in the Male and Celestial choirs.
He was a self-employed handyman.
Mr. Coleman enjoyed playing pool, ping-pong and basketball and was an avid Steelers fan.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are a son, Timothy Petty of New Kensington; two daughters, Daja Brown of Pittsburgh and Tameka Petty of New Kensington; two sisters, Aundrea Thomas of Canonsburg and Erika Kurzawa and husband Christopher of Upper St. Clair; three uncles, James Lockridge and wife Beverly, Eugene Lockridge and wife Gwen and Bobby Lockridge and wife Princess, all of Nashville; four nieces, Tierra Thomas, Taj-Aya Barnes, Taryn Kurzawa and Tayla Kurzawa; a nephew, Travis Holt; a great-niece, Taliyah Thomas; his companion, Sherry Forrest and her children, Santana Byrd, Montana Byrd and Shanice Austin; lifelong cherished friends Clifton Mitchell and wife Margaret of Nashville; and many other family members and friends.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, Phillip L. Sollon, director. Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of service, Saturday, February 23, in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Canonsburg, with the Rev. Anita Lovell officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg. Please visit www.sollon.com for additional information and to view and leave condolences.
Ida E. Froats
Ida E. Froats, 89, of Washington, died Wednesday, February 20, 2013, in her home.
Arrangements are incomplete and are entrusted to Warco-Falvo Funeral Home Inc., Washington. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.
Eric J. Gennuso
Eric J. Gennuso, 45, of Cecil, died Wednesday, February 20, 2013.
Visitation: 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday in Coleman-Taylor Funeral Service, Cecil.
Mass of Christian Burial: 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary Church, Cecil.
Ricky Lee Jenkins
Enjoyed hunting, fishing, time with grandchildren
Ricky Lee Jenkins, 56, of Bloomingdale, Ohio, formerly of Burgettstown, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013, in Trinity West Hospital, Steubenville, Ohio.
He was born June 10, 1956, a son of the late Frank and Beatrice “Tibby” Seals Allen.
Mr. Jenkins was formerly employed by J&L Steel in Aliquippa and then Weirton Steel Corp.
He was a 1974 graduate of Burgettstown (Union) High School.
Mr. Jenkins was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his dog, Little Bit, and especially his grandchildren.
Surviving are three children, Erika (Scott) Jenkins of Avella, Maria (Sonny) Jenkins of Canonsburg and Ricky (Misty) Jenkins of Bloomingdale; four grandchildren, Kyleigh and Kadynce McClain, Hunter Oiler and Tristyn Tavares; a sister, Diana (Al) Kotouch of Hickory; a special niece, April (Paul) Broutin; and a son, Brady of Joffre.
Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m., the time of service, Friday, February 22, in Taucher Funeral Home, 23 Erie Mine Road, Burgettstown, with Pastor Gary Gibson officiating. Other arrangements will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the funeral home. For information and condolences, please visit www.taucherfuneralhome.com.
Ruth Ann Lane
Co-owner of Southern Star Karaoke
Ruth Ann “Ricki” Lane, 52, of Aliquippa, passed away Monday, February 18, 2013.
She was born March 28, 1960, in Washington, a daughter of Andrew “Rip” and Cora Mae Martin Roman.
Mrs. Lane was a graduate of Burgettstown Junior/Senior High School. She also was a graduate of Computer Tech and CCBC.
Karaoke was her passion, and she was co-owner of Southern Star Karaoke.
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband, David Lane; a daughter, Aubrea Hall; a brother, John Roman; three sisters, Pamela Dotter, Paula Gallagher and Melinda Davison; and numerous extended family members, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Darroch Memorial Chapel, 2640 Mill Street, Aliquippa, www.darrochfuneralhome.com, where a service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 22.
Edward W. Larson
Member of First Presbyterian Church, Washington
Edward W. Larson, 72, of Washington, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013.
He was born August 13, 1940, in McKees Rocks, a son of the late William and Dorothy Robertson Larson.
Mr. Larson served in the U.S. Army and Air National Guard for several years.
He was a self-employed farmer and owner of Larson’s Wood Heat LLC.
Mr. Larson was a longtime member and elder of First Presbyterian Church in Washington.
Surviving are his wife, Mary “Liz” Aiken Larson of 53 years; three children, Debbie Larson Young, Scott Larson and Karen Kendall (Lily); seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to noon, the time of service, Saturday, February 23, 2013, in Nichol Funeral Home, 1873 East Maiden Street, Washington, PA 15301. A guest book may be signed at www.nicholfuneralhome.com.
Member of St. Oliver Plunkett Parish
Gayle Popielarczyk, 65, of Vestaburg (Mexico), died Monday, February 18, 2013, in Washington Hospital.
She was born April 2, 1947, in Vestaburg, a daughter of the late Edward and Kathryn Federoff Popielarczyk.
Miss Popielarczyk was a 1965 graduate of Bethlehem-Center High School.
She was a member of St. Oliver Plunkett Parish and Beth-Center Senior Citizens.
Miss Popielarczyk enjoyed word puzzles and being with her family.
Surviving are a brother, Steve Popielarczyk and wife Beverly of Fredericktown; an uncle, Ki Popielarczyk and wife Bonnie of Charleroi; two aunts, Sophie Popielarczyk and Ann Keruskin, both of Vestaburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to her parents, is a brother, Raymond M. Popielarczyk.
Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of service, Saturday, February 23, in Greenlee Funeral Home, 42 Bank Street at Crawford Road, Fredericktown, with the Rev. Paul Grunebach officiating. Interment will be private. Guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
Helen Thames Roland
Devoted homemaker and mother
Helen Thames Roland, 87, of Washington, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.
She was born February 14, 1926, in Canonsburg, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Andy Mally.
Mrs. Roland was a 1944 graduate of Canonsburg High School. She lived most of her life in Canonsburg and Peters Township.
She was a devoted homemaker and mother.
In her earlier years, she worked for Sun Drug’s drugstore in Donaldson’s Crossroads.
Mrs. Roland was Catholic. She enjoyed music, dancing and all kinds of animals, especially dogs, which were her favorite. She was a sociable person and known as a “fairly simple person.”
Surviving are a son, Douglas Thames of Bridgeville, and a daughter, Barbara (Anthony) Polito of Amity.
Deceased is a granddaughter, Samara Polito, who passed away in infancy.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m., the time of service, Friday, February 22, in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120. Interment will be private. To view or extend condolences, please visit www.salandrafunerals.com.
Sean C. Veatch
Services for Sean C. Veatch, who passed away January 30, 2013, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 24, in Church of the Nazarene, Jefferson.