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
Audrey R. Kinkle
Audrey R. Kinkle, 94, of Washington, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Saturday, February 23, 2013, in her home.
Arrangements are incomplete and are entrusted to Salandra Funeral Services Inc., 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.
Raymond Joseph Kocik
Glendale Volunteer Fire Company member
Raymond Joseph Kocik, 60, of Washington, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013.
He was born April 30, 1952, a son of the late John P. and Dorothy Kocik.
Mr. Kocik graduated from Chartiers Valley High School and Salem (W.Va.) College.
He was married to Deborah Lynn Gossic.
Mr. Kocik was employed at U.S. Steel, Consolidation Coal, Mathes Mining and Enlow Mine.
He was life member of Glendale Volunteer Fire Company and Polish Falcons of America.
Surviving are a brother, John; a sister, Dorothy Jean; and cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, March 1, in Glendale Fire Hall, 541 Carothers Avenue, Carnegie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Animal Friends.
Ronald A. Randolph
Vietnam vet, electrician was active Legion member
Ronald A. “Randy” Randolph, 71, of Morgantown, W.Va., died Friday, February 22, 2013, in Golden Living Center, Waynesburg.
Mr. Randolph was born December 24, 1941, in Waynesburg, a son of the late Allan “Bud” and Pearl Fowler Randolph.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Kupetz Randolph; two sons, Ronald Randolph Jr. and wife Susan and their children, Cameron and Christian, and Michael Randolph and wife Crystal and their children, Frankie and Crystal Kubichar; a great-granddaughter, Alexis Speer; a stepson, James Barnish and wife Michelle and their children, Jacob, Luke and Jadyn Barnish.
Also surviving are a sister, Beverly Baker of Jeannette; his first wife, Teresa Bellish; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Randolph was a graduate of Cumberland Township High School, Carmichaels, Class of 1959.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War as a sonar/radio operator on the destroyers U.S.S. Basilone, U.S.S. Furst and U.S.S. New.
Mr. Randolph worked as an electrician, primarily at Vesta 5 Mine in Vestaburg and Pennsylvania Department of Corrections prison in Cambridge Springs.
Mr. Randolph was a life member of American Legion Post 381, Cambridge Springs, and past commander of both Post 381 and Post 954 in Jefferson. He also belonged to Jefferson Hotel Football Club. He enjoyed camping, hunting and traveling.
Friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m., the time of service, Monday, February 25, in Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320, 724-966-5100, Paul M. Lesako, owner, funeral director and supervisor. American Legion Post 954 will accord full military rites in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Heart Assiciation. View the obituary at www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com.
George E. Smith
Retired heavy equipment operator enjoyed motorcycles
George E. Smith, 77, of McDonald, died Friday, February 22, 2013, in Washington Hospital.
He was born December 17, 1935, in McDonald, a son of the late Daniel M. and Rachel Bruce Smith.
Mr. Smith was a graduate of Cecil High School. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Aloe Coal Co. for many years and retired in 2000 from All American Energy in Oakdale.
He was a member of United Mine Workers of America. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and hunting.
On February 27, 1956, he married Joy Scott, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, George D. (Donna) Smith of Bethel Park and Jeffrey A. (Michelle) Smith of Cecil; a sister, Jean Page of Baldwin; a brother, Thomas Smith of Canonsburg; two grandchildren, Jennifer (David) Davis and Baylee Smith; three stepgrandchildren, Jacey Toward, Joshua Clemens and Joseph (Kara) Clemens; two great-grandchildren, Jasmine and Devin; and two stepgreat-grandchildren, Samuel and Keirsten.
Deceased are four brothers, Daniel, John, James and William Smith; and five sisters, Marion Shimek, Jane McKissick, Laverne Livingston, Betty Albertini and Dolores Rumbaugh.
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, with the Rev. Dennis Lawrence, pastor of Independent Bible Presbyterian Church, McDonald, officiating. Burial will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald. The family suggests memorials be made to Independent Bible Presbyterian Church, 112 Dempe Road, McDonald, PA 15057. Condolences, photos and additional information are available at www.nationfuneralhome.com.