Obituaries Feb. 22

February 21, 2013

Howard M. Glass

Member of Robinson U.P. Church

Howard M. “Howdy” Glass, 87, of Bulger, died Thursday, February 21, 2013, in Broadmore Senior Living, Bridgeville.

He was born August 28, 1925, in Robinson Township, a son of the late Robert John and Lulu Jamison Glass.

Mr. Glass was a heavy equipment operator with Dick Corp.

He was a member of Robinson United Presbyterian Church and Burgettstown Grange, a member of Chartiers F&AM Lodge 297 for more than 50 years and Local 66 for 62 years.

Surviving are sons Jim (Lorraine) Glass of Peters Township, Dennis (Roberta) Glass and Kenneth Glass, both of Robinson Township; grandchildren Amy Pfender, Lisa Brooke and Matthew, Steven and Brian Glass; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Deceased are his wife, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Savage Glass, who died January 6, 2000; sisters Margaret Altman and Jean Rocher; and brothers Paul, Wallace and Robert Glass.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Thomas-Little Funeral Service Inc., 314 West Lincoln Avenue, McDonald, 724-926-2800, where a Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, in Robinson United Presbyterian Church, Robinson Church Road, Bulger. Interment will follow in Robinson Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Robinson United Presbyterian Church, in care of Ruth Glass, 219 Robinson Church Road, Bulger, PA 15019. Please sign a guest book at

Clinton R.V. Guthrie Jr.

Former Lone Pine resident enjoyed helping others

Clinton R.V. “Night Flyer” Guthrie Jr., 84, of Amherst, Ohio, formerly of Lone Pine, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013, in Oak Hills Nursing Center, Lorain, Ohio.

He was born July 9, 1928, in Washington, a son of the late Clinton Guthrie Sr. and Alice Stephens Guthrie Ballard.

Mr. Guthrie attended Sowers school.

For more than 35 years, he worked for BF Goodrich, from where he retired.

Mr. Guthrie was a humorous man who enjoyed helping others. He enjoyed teaching line dancing and volunteering at the library reading to children.

Surviving are three sisters, Sarah Jean Wright of Lone Pine, Virginia Berne of Jacksonville, N.C., and Alice Ballard White of Hamden, Conn.; five grandchildren; special friends Dave and Missy Widman of Lorain; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Joan Hlipala Guthrie; a son, Clinton John Guthrie; and a 7-month-old daughter, Joan Louise Guthrie.

Family and friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, February 24, in Nichol Funeral Home, 1873 East Maiden Street, Washington, where services will be held at 3 p.m. Private interment will be held in Lone Pine Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oak Hills Nursing Center, 3640 Beavercrest Drive, Lorain, OH 44053. A guest book may be signed at

George J. Huebschman III

Greene Co. CYS foster parent for more than 11 years

After a lengthy illness, George J. Huebschman III died Thursday, February 7, 2013, in his home in Waynesburg, with wife Ann and daughter Lisa Hewitt in attendance.

Mr. Huebschman was born August 3, 1936, in Baltimore, Md., a son of the late George Jr. and Henrietta Huebschman.

Surviving are his wife, Ann; sons George IV and wife Fran of Baltimore, Kurt and wife Jennifer and son Lucas of Breinigsville; daughter Lisa Hewitt and husband William and son William R. of Charles Town, W.Va. Hilda Harrington adopted Mr. Huebschman as her father and grandfather for her two children, Dillon and Cody Dulaney of Waynesburg. Also surviving are three brothers and wives, Richard, Vernon and Martin, all of Baltimore; a sister, Kathleen and husband of Leesburg, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Dr. Joyce Latham of Glendale, Wis., and Beverly McCain of Katy, Texas; and brother-in-law Walter Latham of Homosassa, Fla.

Mr. Huebschman and his wife were married May 24, 1962, in Baltimore, and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year.

He was raised and schooled in the Baltimore area. Mr. Huebschman graduated from Mount Washington Military School, Calvert Hall College and attended Baltimore Community College.

Mr. Huebschman was employed and became vice president of F.M. Stevenson Canvas Co. until moving to Wind Ridge in 1979. A change of employment to Weigh-Tronix Computer Scale Co., Fairmont, Minn., as a district sales manager required this move. Shortly after this transition, he became ill. Because he could not work, he became a foster parent for Greene County Children and Youth Services for more than 11 years and was a board member. Mr. Huebschman felt this job was the most rewarding. He loved working with children of all ages. He was a great role model. Mr. Huebschman was also active with the area Boy Scouts and was a hunter safety teacher for the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

He chose to be a body donor and was taken to the University of Pittsburgh. A memorial service is to be scheduled for early April in St. Ann Catholic Church, Waynesburg. Memorial donations can be made in his name to Father Richard Thompson of St. Ann Catholic Church, 232 East High Street, Waynesburg. Mr. Huebschman was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Allen F. Phillips

Pastor Allen F. Phillips, 84, of Spraggs, died at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, February 21, 2013, in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg.

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.

Kenneth H. Richards

Avid sports fan enjoyed RC airplanes and the outdoors

Kenneth H. Richards, 82, of Houston, died Thursday, February 21, 2013, in Canonsburg General Hospital.

He was born November 12, 1930, in Canonsburg, a son of Alfred and Katherine Saludis Richards.

Mr. Richards was a 1949 graduate of Canonsburg High School.

He was a member of First United Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon, and Central Assembly of God, both in Houston.

Mr. Richards was a member of Washington County Model Aviation Association.

He was an avid sports fan, following Chartiers-Houston sports, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Wheeling Nailers.

Mr. Richards enjoyed remote-controlled airplanes, the outdoors, hunting, gardening, reading the newspaper and his Bible, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

He married twice. He married his first wife, Carol Clements, June 29, 1956; she passed away March 21, 1993. On June 3, 1999, he married Sandra McElhaney, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Kimberly Brown of Washington; a son, Kenneth A. Richards (Amy) of Lexington, S.C.; four stepchildren, Natalie Vester of Bridgeville, Brian Montecalvo of Houston, Lisa Nagle (Scott) of Leesport and Mark Montecalvo (Courtney) of Beaver; five grandchildren, Frank, Corey and Cara Brown and Alexandria and Theo Richards; five stepgrandchildren, Brianna Barnhart, Jonathan and Mia Vester, and Mara and Micah Nagle; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Dylan and Alyssa; two nieces; and a nephew.

A sister, Diana Babin, is deceased.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, and 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday, February 25, in Central Assembly of God, Houston, where services will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Stephen Getchell officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at

Donald R. Shipley

Army vet, member of Roscoe Presbyterian Church

Donald R. “Bugs” Shipley, 80, of Roscoe, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

Born October 24, 1932, in Roscoe, he was a son of the late Leroy and Edith Shipley.

After graduating from Charleroi High School in 1950, he went to work at Allied Chemical in Newell. Mr. Shipley then joined the U.S. Army in 1953, where he attained the rank of corporal while honorably serving his country during the Korean War. After serving his country, he worked at Guttman Supply, Union Carbide and Valley National Gas, from where he retired in 1997.

On July 14, 1956, he married his loving wife, Arlene Olesko.

Mr. Shipley was a member of Roscoe Presbyterian Church, where he was a past elder and trustee.

He was actively involved with the American Legion, where he served for many years as commander of Post 801 in Roscoe. He also held the positions of 25th District commander and 25th District chaplain and served on the 25th District staff for numerous years and chaplain for Roscoe Volunteer Fire Company.

In addition to his wife, those left to cherish the many memories of Mr. Shipley are his children, Rae Dawn (Greg) of Eighty Four and Jim (Trisha) of Roscoe; brothers-in-law Andy (Joyce) Olesko, Jim (Theresa) Olesko, Albert (JoAnn) Olesko and Bill (Marilyn) Olesko; sisters-in-law Kathy (Paul) Dendor and Marie Kopacko; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, deceased are his siblings, Leroy and Jack Shipley, Margaret Kruppa, Ruth Foster Zapach, Hazel Nichol, Gert Gregg and Gerry Boscan.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Melenyzer-DuBarr Funeral Homes & Cremation Services Inc., 1008 Furlong Avenue, Roscoe, and 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of service, Monday, February 25, in Roscoe Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Candace Cook presiding. Those attending the funeral service are asked to meet at the church. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. American Legion services will be provided by the 25th District at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Southminster Place, Woodside, 880 South Main Street, Washington, PA 15301, or Roscoe Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 716, Roscoe, PA 15477. Condolences for the family may be left at



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