Feb. 27

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Edith M. Burns

Retired Linden Board of Education school aide

Edith M. Burns, 87, of Linden, N.J., formerly of Moundsville, W.Va., died Monday, February 25, 2013, in Care One at the Highlands, Edison, N.J.


She was born July 17, 1925, in Moundsville, a daughter of the late Clarence and Lorretta Prettyman Woodburn.


Mrs. Burns was a graduate of Moundsville High School.


She had worked for the Linden Board of Education as a school aide, retiring in 1987.


On September 2, 1951, she married Collett A. “Bo” Burns, who died July 27, 1984.


Surviving are a son, Kelly W. (Melanie) Burns of Walstonburg, N.C.; a grandson, James Burns of Linden; and a brother, Alvin (Abby) Woodburn of Florida.


Deceased, in addition to her husband and parents, are three brothers, Clarence, Harold and Alfred “Peachy” Woodburn; and sister, Alice Menendez.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home Inc., 18 Campbell Street, Avella, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, with the Rev. Jack Emerick officiating. Burial will be in Independence Cemetery, Avella.


Stewart Chambers Jr.

Marine Corps vet was golfer, Ohio resident

Stewart Chambers Jr., 80, of Concord Township, Ohio, died Sunday, February 24, 2013, in his home.


Born October 4, 1932, in Canonsburg, he was a longtime Lake County, Ohio, resident.


Mr. Chambers was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, having served during the Korean conflict as a sergeant.


He was an avid golfer, having scored a hole-in-one twice on the same hole at Blackbrook Country Club, Mentor, Ohio.


Mr. Chambers was a member of Collinwood Lodge 582 F&AM and Scottish Rite Valley, Cleveland, Ohio.


He was employed as a manufacturing engineer at the former Fisher Body Division of General Motors in Cleveland. He retired after 32 years of service.


Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Shelby Long Chambers; children Diane (Richard) Turk of Willowick, Ohio, Debby (Carl) Roloff of Lakewood, Ohio, and Stewart (Susan) Chambers III of Eastlake, Ohio; grandchildren Richard (Jen), Melissa and Jessica; great-grandson Mason; siblings Robert, Barbara, Garnet, Roger, Jerry, Alice and Linda; and many nieces and nephews and their families.


Also surviving is his four-legged companion, Queenie.


His parents, Stewart Sr. and Ada Chambers, and sister Kathy are deceased.


Contributions may be made to Lake County Humane Society, 7564 Tyler Boulevard, Unit E, Mentor, OH 44060; or Shriners Burn Hospitals, c/o Al Koran Shrine, 1000 East Edgerton Road, Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147.


John Wayne Hunt Sr.

Army vet worked for New Penn Motor Express

John Wayne Hunt Sr., 74, of Washington, died Tuesday, February 26, 2013, in Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington, following a one-year illness.


He was born October 23, 1938, in West Finley, a son of Vernon and Mary Leota Wise Hunt.


Mr. Hunt was a graduate of Chartiers High School.


He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from December 11, 1961, until his honorable discharge March 4, 1963, with a rank of private first class.


Mr. Hunt worked as an over-the-road truck driver for New Penn Motor Express for many years.


In November 1959, he married Bertha Florence Mull, who died March 9, 1992.


Surviving are three sons, Roger Lee Hunt and John Wayne Hunt Jr. (Andrea), both of Washington, and David Paul Hunt (Danielle) of McDonald; three brothers, James Hunt of Vandergrift, Richard Hunt of Washington and Dan Hunt of Latrobe; and two grandchildren, Isabella and Lydia.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, with Pastor Michael Roach officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


Julia Ame Wells Jolly

Julia Ame Wells Jolly, 72, of Washington, passed away Tuesday, February 26, in her home, with her family by her side.


Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Lantz Funeral Home, 121 Ridge Avenue, Washington.


Aldene Lemmon Nicholls

Devoted mother, grandmother, OES member

Aldene Lemmon Nicholls, 90, of Washington, formerly of Scenery Hill, died Monday, February 25, 2013, in the home of her son in Eighty Four.


She was born March 21, 1922, in Gilmore Township, Greene County, the only daughter of the late Harry E. and Cassie Main Lemmon.


Mrs. Nicholls received her elementary education at Garrison School near Jollytown. She was a 1939 graduate of Trinity High School.


At the time of her death, she was a member of Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church, Eighty Four. She was a member of Martha V. Paul Chapter 404 Order of the Eastern Star of Washington.


She enjoyed reading and was a devoted mother and grandmother. For more than 24 years, she and her late husband were winter residents of Florida, for as long as their health permitted.


On May 1, 1940, she married Charles E. Nicholls, who died February 9, 2010.


Surviving are two sons, Allan R. Nicholls Sr. of Haines City, Fla., and Lonnie C. Nicholls Sr. (Dorie) of Eighty Four; three grandchildren, Lonnie C. Nicholls Jr. (Kris), Kristy Wood (Jerry) and Allan R. Nicholls Jr. (Jamie); nine great-grandchildren, Bradley, Joshua, Cameron, Oylan, Braden, twins, Riley and Regan Nicholls, Kylee and Jeremy Wood; a sister-in-law, Thelma Lemmon of Uniontown; and several nieces and nephews.


Mrs. Nicholls was the last of her immediate family.


Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, is a granddaughter, Jody Nicholls, and three brothers, Joseph, Kennis and Charles Lemmon.


Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday in John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville, and 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of services, Friday, March 1, in Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church, Eighty Four, with Pastor Fran Skariot officiating. The family suggests memorial contributions to Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church, 45 Church Road, Eighty Four, PA 15330. Guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.


Violet Smith Rush

Formerly of Waynesburg

Violet Smith Rush, 90, of Ohio, formerly of Waynesburg, died Sunday, February 24, 2013.


Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 28, in Stark Funeral Home, Salem, Ohio.


Edith May Salamone

Formerly of Washington

Edith May Salamone, 60, of Falkville, Ala., formerly of Washington, passed away Monday, February 25, 2013, at UAB Hospital, Birmingham, Ala.


She was born August 28, 1952, in Canonsburg, a daughter of Leonard and Edith Moss Rose.


Surviving are her husband, Ray Salamone; two sons, Ray Salamone Jr. and Anthony Salamone; a daughter, Lisa (Paul) Gates; two brothers, Leonard and Tracy Rose; a sister, Mona Lisa (Nick) O’Neil; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Moss Funeral Home Chapel, Cullman, Ala. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 28, in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Evan D. Garner officiating. Interment will be in Cullman City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to American Cancer Society. Please sign the guest register at www.mossservicefh.com.


Paul J. Satterfield

A memorial service for Paul J. Satterfield, who died February 16, 2013, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in Broad Street Baptist Church, 682 Broad Street, Washington, with Pastor Jay Freudenberg officiating. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to Lemoyne Community Center, P.O. Box 1241, Washington, PA 15301.


Joseph Wayne Savage

Army vet, outdoorsman retired from Consol

Joseph Wayne Savage, 63, of Morgantown, W.Va., died Thursday, February 21, 2013, in his home.


He was born May 9, 1949, in Morgantown, a son of Mary Ellen Petrucci Savage of Morgantown and the late Bruce Savage Jr.


Mr. Savage graduated from University High School in 1967 and was then drafted into the U.S. Army, having served two years in Germany during the Vietnam War.


After returning home, he worked at Humphrey No. 7 mine and retired from Consol with 24 years of service. He was a member of the Local United Mine Workers of America 1058. He then went on to work 12 years for Mylan Pharmaceuticals and retired from the United Steel Workers Union Local 8-957.


Mr. Savage was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He belonged to Mt. Morris Sportsman Association and Bobtown Rod and Gun Club. He also enjoyed riding his Harley.


In addition to his mother, Mary Ellen Savage, surviving are his wife of 43 years, Rebecca “Becky” Moore Savage; two daughters, Billee Jo Bodwell and husband Chuck, currently residing in Amarillo, Texas, and Courtney Sabo and husband Christopher of Mooresville, N.C.; son Benjamin Savage and Holly Browning of Tornado, W.Va.; sisters Karin Rife of Morgantown and LouAnn Cooley and husband Chuck of Star City, W.Va.; and brothers Bruce Savage and wife Frannie of Derry and Mark Savage and wife Peggy and Monty Savage and wife Lisa, all of Mt. Morris. He loved and adored his grandchildren, Charlee, Adam and Samantha Bodwell, Austin, Camdin and Kellin Sabo, Aiden Savage, Alex Ables and Peyton and Parker Konchesky. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.


He will be sadly missed by family and friends alike.


Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 until the time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home, Morgantown, with the Rev. Kevin Cain officiating. Burial will follow in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Joe Savage to the Bill Long Scholarship Fund, Mt. Morris Sportsman’s Association, P.O. Box 132, Mt. Morris, PA 15349.


Stephen T. Sedora Sr.

Enjoyed fishing and small engine repair

Stephen T. Sedora Sr., 71, of Girard, formerly of Canonsburg, died Monday, February 25, 2013, in his home.


He was born March 28, 1941, in Canonsburg, a son of Stephen and Anna Shuba Sedora.


Prior to his retirement, he worked as a maintance mechanic for both McGraw-Edison and Cooper Industries.


He was a member of the French Club in Canonsburg and enjoyed fishing and small engine repair.


Surviving are his son, Stephen Sedora Jr. of Girard; a daughter, Kelly Coleman of Canonsburg; and two nephews, Frank and Joey Soblit.


In addition to his parents, deceased is his sister, Nada Soblit.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, Phillip L. Sollon, director. Services will be private. Please visit www.sollon.com for additional information and to view and leave condolences.


Byron C. Steele

WWII vet active in Center Presbyterian Church

Byron C. Steele, 87, of Claysville, formerly of McMurray, passed away Saturday morning, February 23, 2013, in his home, with his family by his side.


He was born March 26, 1925, in Wana, W.Va., a son of the late Renner Rex and Cora Gladys Bean Steele.


Mr. Steele had served with the U.S. Navy as a petty officer in World War II and had been employed as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic.


A member of Operating Engineers, he received a 60-year member pin days before his passing. For more than 60 years, he had been a member of Center Presbyterian Church in McMurray, where he had served as a trustee and deacon.


On June 26, 1948, he married Dorothy June Snider, who passed away July 3, 2007.


Surviving are two sons, Byron Rex (Beverly) Steele of North Strabane Township and Richard Lee (Genna) Steele, with whom he made his home; a daughter, Kathleen Sue (Paul) Golden of St. Marys, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Brian (Jennifer) Golden, Cindra (Michael) Holland, Laura (Juston) Murusa, Daniel Steele, Jason (Sophie) Steele, Matthew (Noelle) Steele and Nicholas Steele; and three great-grandchildren, Hanna Holland, Mica Murusa and Logan Steele.


Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and noon to 1 p.m., the time of service, Saturday, March 2, in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120. Following the service with the Rev. Jerome Creach officiating, interment with full military rites will be accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 and the American Legion Post 902 officiating in Woodruff Memorial Park, North Strabane Township. The family suggests memorial contributions to Amedisys Hospice, 275 Meadowlands Boulevard, Washington, PA 15301. To view or extend condolences, please visit www.salandrafunerals.com.


Betty Jane Stefkovich

A memorial Mass for Betty Jane Stefkovich, 87, of Avella, who died January 24, 2013, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 95 Highland Avenue, Avella, with the Rev. Robert M. Staszewski officiating. A luncheon will be held at the church.


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