Homemaker enjoyed crocheting
Nellie Albani, 98, of Scenery Hill, died Wednesday, February 20, 2013, in Southmont of Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington.
She was born April 3, 1914, in Cokeburg, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Caroline Boccaline Cursi.
Mrs. Albani was a homemaker and a member of the former St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Cokeburg, now Ave Maria Parish in Bentleyville. She was an honorary member of Catholic Daughters of America and Sons of Italy.
She enjoyed crocheting and was known for making homemade gnocchi and spaghetti and meatballs with her special homemade sauce.
Mrs. Albani was dedicated to and dearly loved her family and was anxiously awaiting the birth of her first great-great-grandson. Always pleasant, good-natured and strong-willed, she received her driver’s license at the age of 50 and continued to drive until the age of 80, usually taking her friends and grandchildren wherever they wanted to go. Although she suffered the loss of her hearing and eyesight, in later years, she remained pleasant and good-natured and never complained.
On February 10, 1934, she married Frank Albani, who died October 18, 1993. After the death of her husband, she was able to move to her family farm, where she lived for the past 19 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Ethel Hendershot (Harold) of Scenery Hill, with whom she made her home; a grandson, William F. Hendershot (Brenda) of Scenery Hill; two great-grandsons, Brandon Hendershot (Tara) and Brent Hendershot (Amber); a sister, Mary Wasulko of Charlotte, N.C.; several nieces and nephews; and two lifelong friends, Ann Fidazzo and Nina Marinelli
Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, are five brothers, Richard, Emmett, Albert, Virgil and Jacob Cursi, and two sisters, Ida Cursi and Irene Michan.
At the request of the deceased, all services are private and are under the direction of John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. A guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
Wayne T. Alderson
Beloved husband, cherished father
Wayne T. Alderson, 86, of Pleasant Hills, formerly of Canonsburg, passed away Friday, February 22, 2013.
He was the beloved husband of Nancy Holt Alderson for 60 years; cherished father of Nancy Jean McDonnell and husband Pat; brother of Lillie Shannon and Jeanne Alderson; and proud grandfather of Patrick Wayne McDonnell.
Also surviving are nieces and nephews.
Mr. Alderson was a veteran of World War II and was the first American soldier to cross into Germany. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Silver Star and other medals for his heroic service.
He was the founder and chief executive officer of Value of the Person Consultants, teaching the principles of love, dignity and respect in the work world. He was known as a peacemaker in various industries throughout the country.
Mr. Alderson was a nationally recognized speaker and spiritual leader.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday in Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home Inc., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 26, in Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church. Interment and military honors to follow in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. www.jeffersonmemorial.biz
Bulah Marrar Phillips Brown
Enjoyed crocheting, loved helping others
Bulah Marrar Phillips Brown, 79, of Leetsdale, died Friday, February 22, 2013, in Cranberry Place, Cranberry Township.
She was born July 22, 1933, in Washington, a daughter of the late William and Myrtle Lohr Phillips.
Mrs. Brown was a graduate of Trinity High School.
She had worked for West Penn Products until her retirement, following 13 years of service.
Mrs. Brown enjoyed crocheting and Bible study and loved helping others.
In 1951, she married George William Brown, who died in 1958.
Surviving are a daughter, Chyrl Brown of Sewickely; a sister, Wilma Hallam of Claysville; and two grandchildren, Heather Sprowls of Washington and Jason Carl Sprowls of Los Angeles, Calif.
Deceased is a daughter, Theresa Jane Haugh.
Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation, 1133 South Braddock Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Gabriella R. Cappelli
Member of St. Hilary Church
Gabriella R. Cappelli, 81, of Washington, died Thursday, February 21, 2013, in her home, following a lengthy illness.
She was born June 21, 1931, in Munhall, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Hozdovich Roba.
Mrs. Cappelli was a graduate of Munhall High School and a 1953 graduate of University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.
She was a member of St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church in Washington.
Mrs. Cappelli had worked as a pharmacist at Viehmann’s Pharmacy for many years and at Greene County Memorial Hospital.
She was a member of Lone Pine Golf Club, Washington Country Club, Women’s Golf Association of Western Pennsylvania for many years and Lambda Kappa Sigma Professional Pharmacy Sorority.
On June 25, 1957, she married Raymond M. Cappelli Sr., who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Raymond M. Cappelli Jr. of Canonsburg and James (Suzanne) Cappelli of Washington; two daughters, Carolyn (Dennis) Cappelli Schwerzler of Woodstock, Ga., and Lesley Ann Cappelli of Burnsville, Minn.; a brother, Ted Ondocsin of Plano, Texas; a sister, Elvira Patton of Ocala, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Carly Ray and R. Michael Cappelli, Patrick and Sydney Sweeny and Natalie, Alanya and Claudia Cappelli; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, February 25, in St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church, Washington, with Father Thomas O’Neil as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Hilary Church, 320 Henderson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301, Brownson House, 1415 Jefferson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301, or Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 Liberty Avenue, Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Carol Lee Haines
Carol Lee Haines, 60, of Washington, died Thursday, February 21, 2013.
Arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.
Fern B. Lambert
Member of First Presbyterian Church
Fern B. Lambert, 102, of Washington, died Thursday, February 21, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington.
She was born February 25, 1910, in Washington, a daughter of Jesse John and Myrtle Howard Briggs.
Mrs. Lambert was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Washington.
Prior to her retirement, she worked in the laundry department of Washington Hospital.
On October 13, 1928, she married Roylance “Lance” Lambert, who died November 12, 1977.
Surviving are a brother, Charles Briggs of Washington, and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a daughter, Fern Davis; a brother, Jesse Briggs; and two sisters, Mary Jones and Eva Riding.
Friends will be received from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday in Hummell and Jones Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, Thomas W. Hummell, supervisor, and Douglas M. Jones, director, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February, 25, with the Rev. L. Stephen Smith Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery. Messages of condolence may be left at www.hummellandjones.com.
Lucille Elma Irwin McCartney
Loved reading and animals
Lucille Elma Irwin McCartney, 92, of Washington, died Friday, February 22, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington.
She was born December 23, 1920, in Buffalo Township, Washington County, a daughter of William H. and Elma Sweitzer Irwin.
A homemaker, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, reading, especially her Bible, and animals, especially dogs.
On April 8, 1939, she married Henry Warren “Hank” McCartney, who died April 29, 2009.
Surviving are a daughter, Beverly Patterson of Washington; a sister, Vera Anderson of Washington; two grandchildren, Autumn (David) Langham and Matthew Patterson; four great-grandchildren, Jesse, Charity, Samuel and Lily Langham; and many nieces and nephews, including Dan Irwin, who had once lived with her.
Deceased are four brothers, James, William, Kenneth and Martin; a son-in-law, Bill Patterson; and a great-grandchild, Joy Langham.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, February 25, with Pastor Larry Leonard officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 Liberty Avenue, Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Allen F. Phillips
U.S. Air Force veteran, former pastor
Pastor Allen F. Phillips, 84, of Spraggs, died at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, February 21, 2013, in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg.
He was born Monday, September 17, 1928, in Whiteley Township, Greene County, a son of the late William H. and Callie Richie Phillips.
Mr. Phillips was a member of James Farrell American Legion Post 330 of Waynesburg and United Mine Workers District 31, Local 1624.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served with the U.S. Army National Guard.
Mr. Phillips enjoyed reading his Bible. He was a pastor at Bethel Community Church in Pine Bank for 12 years.
He worked as a construction worker, installing shafts for various mines.
On October 10, 1947, he married June L. Curfman Phillips, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Kimberly (Fred) Roe of Spraggs; a son, Kevin G. (Lynn) Phillips of Mobile, Ala.; two daughters-in-law, Nancy Phillips of Spraggs and Tyeann Phillips of Morgantown, W.Va.; eight grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a sister, Maude Wise of Waynesburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two sons, Robert Phillips and Carroll Phillips; three sisters, Carrie Phillips, Ida Wise and Mamie Czako; and five brothers, Osbourne Phillips, John Phillips, Homer Phillips, William Phillips and Vernon Phillips
Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 to 10 a.m., the time of service, Sunday, February 24, in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370, with Pastor Kenneth Curfman officiating. Burial will be in Claughton Cemetery, Whiteley Township. Graveside military rites will be accorded by James Farrell American Legion Post 330 of Waynesburg and representatives from the U.S. Army. Information is available at www.milliken-throckmortonfh.com.
George E. Smith
George E. Smith, 77, of McDonald, died Friday, February 22, 2013, in Washington Hospital.
He was the beloved husband of Joy Smith.
Friends will be received from noon to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Nation Funeral Home Inc., 220 East Lincoln Avenue, McDonald, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 26. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.
Sue Ann Carney Stiles
1936 – 2013
Sue Ann Carney Stiles, 76, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
She was born July 8, 1936, in New Lexington, Ohio, the ninth of ten children.
Mrs. Stiles resided briefly in Fort Wayne, Ind., New Concord, Ohio, Claysville and Mesa, Ariz.
In 1957, she married Harry Wesley “Wes” Stiles, who passed away in 2001 at the age of 72. Together, they raised five children, Bruce (Ann Marie), Kirk (Sue), Becky (Jeff) Kelley, Tim (Angela) and David (Sharon).
She had eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Stiles was a very kind and generous person and a devoted wife and mother. It has been said that Alzheimer’s disease brings out one’s true personality, and she was sweet to the end. Her kindness is missed by all who knew her.