Published Feb 28, 2013 at 11:38 pm (Updated Feb 28, 2013 at 11:38 pm)
Sarah Allegro, 99, died Tuesday, February 26, 2013, in Treasure Coast Hospice, Fort Pierce, Fla.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., Washington.
Mary C. Aloisi
Member of Epiphany of Our Lord Church
Mary C. Aloisi, 88, formerly of Monessen, died Thursday, February 28, 2013, in Hawthorne Woods Assisted Living, Washington.
She was born October 9, 1924, in Monongahela, a daughter of the late Angelo and Bettina Conte Mastro.
Mrs. Aloisi grew up in Monongahela and was a 1942 graduate of Monongahela High School.
Prior to moving to Monessen, she worked as a secretary for John Bryant Real Estate and Insurance Agency in Monongahela.
She was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Church and its Epiphany Ladies, Court 776 Catholic Daughters of the Americas, New Eagle AARP and the Italian American Heritage Society.
Surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Robert Warnick of Burlington, Ky., Elissa and Joseph Basile of Beaver Falls, Claudia and Thomas Diamond of Hickory and Carissa and Michael Gans of Upper St. Clair; 9 grandchildren, Rob (Corrie) Warnick, Derek (Anne) Warnick, Kevin (Kayla) Warnick, Jessica (Cory) Dougherty, Tommy and Patrick Diamond and Nicole, Amanda, and Haylee Gans; four great-grandsons, Henry, Oliver, Elliott and Conner; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, deceased are her husband, Nick A. Aloisi; an infant daughter, Janine; and two brothers, John and Julio Mastro.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services, 441 Reed Ave., Monessen. Services will be held beginning with a 9:30 a.m. blessing in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass Monday, March 4, in Epiphany of Our Lord Church, Monessen. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Carroll Township.
Condolences accepted for the family at www.dalfonso-billick.com.
Clara M. Arnold Berman
Clara M. Arnold Berman, 73, beloved wife of the late Martin Berman, entered life eternal Tuesday, February 19, 2013, surrounded by her family, less than three months after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.
She was born in England. She and her now-deceased parents, Hermann and Liesel Arnold, emigrated to Paraguay, South America, as refugees during World War II. At the age of 19, she and her eight siblings and parents immigrated to the United States, living first in Georgia and later in New York, Connecticut and finally Pennsylvania.
Surviving are five sisters, Agnes Foster, Elisabeth (Stephen) Priest, Carrie (Joseph) Wojtyna, Kate (Vincent) Keating and Hannah (James) Phero; three brothers, Michael (Grace) Arnold, Hermann Arnold and Franklin Arnold; 14 nephews and nieces; and 10 great-nephews and nieces.
Miss Berman overcame many obstacles to earn her bachelor of administration degree from Duquesne University and her master’s degree in special education from the University of Pittsburgh.
She taught for the Intermediate Unit in the Washington area for many years and was loved by her students and their parents alike. She had kept in contact with many of them, even after retiring. She was known for sending cards and giving gifts for every occasion, not only to members of her family, but to all her many friends and their children.
A celebration of her life will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in Highland Brethren Church, 450 Highland Ridge Road, Marianna. A light dinner will be served following the service. Arrangements were entrusted to Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home Inc., www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
David Paul Gregg
Avid golfer enjoyed hunting
David Paul “Buzzy” Gregg, 74, of Hickory, died Wednesday, February 27, 2013, in his home, following a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born August 30, 1938, in Washington, a son of the late Sherman C. and Naomi Campbell Gregg.
Mr. Gregg was a 1957 graduate of Washington High School.
He worked for Bob Evans in sales for 20 years, was a self-employed bricklayer and drove a school bus for Fort Cherry School District.
Mr. Gregg was an avid golfer and enjoyed hunting.
He was a player and coach for men’s softball in the Ten Mile League.
Mr. Gregg was a member of Hickory United Presbyterian Church.
On January 9, 1960, he married Bonnie D. Greer, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Dawn (Donald) Litman of Canonsburg and Luann Bonato and Paula (Bill) Randour, both of Washington; six grandchildren, Brooke Layhue, Logan Litman, Kassie Gordon, Timmy Gordon, Corey Randour and Jeremy Randour; and five great-grandchildren, Taylor, Morgan, Bently, Brady and Xander.
Deceased are two brothers, Charles “Bud” Gregg and Melvin “Bo” Gregg, and a sister, Jean Robinson.
Friends will be received from noon to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., at which time a funeral service will be held with the Rev. Ray Fosnight officiating, Monday, March 4, in Hickory United Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 331 South Main Street, Washington, PA 15301.
Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Arthur Herman, 80, of Slovan, died Wednesday, February 27, 2013, in Townview Health and Rehabilitation Center, Canonsburg.
To honor his wishes, services are private and under the direction of Lee & Martin Funeral Home, Burgettstown.
Mary Lou Hughes
Active member of Unity Presbyterian Church
Mary Lou Hughes, 80, of Graysville, Richhill Township, died at 8:25 a.m. Thursday, February 28, 2013, in her home, following an illness of two years and having been seriously ill for the past two months.
She was born February 20, 1933, in Wind Ridge, a daughter of the late Cecil Ray and Jeneva Letha White Jacobs, and had resided in the Richhill Township area all her life.
Mrs. Hughes attended the former Richhill Township High School in Wind Ridge.
She was an active member of Unity Presbyterian Church at Graysville, where she served as the clerk of sessions for the past 20 years, and was the church treasurer for more than 20 years. She also served as a deacon and an elder and was a former Sunday school teacher and youth choir director.
Mrs. Hughes was a member, past master and former treasurer of the former Harvey’s Grange 1444, a member of the Graysville Volunteer Fire Department, where she had served as the secretary and assistant treasurer for more than 30 years, and a member of Graysville VFD Auxiliary, where she also served as the treasurer for more than 30 years, and a member of the Greene County Fireman’s Association.
She and her husband raised sheep and beef cattle in Richhill Township all of their adult life, and she was formerly employed as an office manager for Drs. Greenlee, Buterbaugh and Cruz, all in Waynesburg, for several years. She also had done survey work for the state of Pennsylvania and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Mrs. Hughes also will be remembered as the first female to drive a full-size school bus in the county for West Greene School District, having made several trips to downtown Pittsburgh in a seven-year span.
She was last employed for more than 25 years as the secretary/treasurer for Richhill Township, prior to retiring in 2007.
On June 16, 1950, she married R. Eugene Hughes, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Diane Hughes of Washington; a son, Alvin, husband of Mary Lee Hughes of Woodland Hills, Calif.; three grandchildren, Jason, husband of Claudia Hughes, Erin and Jonathan Hughes; three great-grandchildren, Amber, Ashley and Khamren Hughes; two sisters, Judy, wife of Darell McMasters of Southington, Ohio, and Marilyn, wife of Tom Pietras of Warren, Ohio; four brothers, Cecil Eugene, husband of Velma Jacobs of Graysville, Merrill, husband of Carol Jacobs of Holbrook, Shirl Jacobs, companion of Judi Gibson of Nemacolin, and Francis, husband of Bonnie Jacobs of Graysville (Rutan); two brothers-in-law, Byron Hughes of Holbrook and Harold Grimes of Cresson; two sisters-in-law, Patti Jacobs of Rutan and Carolyn Hughes of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to her parents, are a sister, Shirley Jacobs, twin of Shirl, who died at birth, and two brothers, Glenn and John Jacobs.
At the request of the family, there will be no public visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, in Unity Presbyterian Church, Graysville, with Pastors David Lowe and Walt Stevenson co-officiating, with former members of Harvey’s Grange 1444 and the Graysville VFD participating. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either Hospice Care of the Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301, Unity Presbyterian Church, or Graysville VFD, both in Graysville, PA 15337. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville. Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences at www.rushfuneralhomeinc.com.
Gery Jakub Jr.
Member of St. Francis of Assisi Church
Gery Jakub Jr., 34, of New Eagle, died Thursday, February 28, 2013, in UPMC-Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born September 20, 1978, in Pittsburgh, a son of Gery and Virginia Donaldson Jakub of Eighty Four, Nottingham Township.
Mr. Jakub was employed as an electrical engineer with Heyl & Patterson Inc. in Robinson Township and also worked in the games department at Kennywood Park in West Mifflin.
He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Finleyville, Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity and a life member of Valley Inn Volunteer Fire Department.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Heather Twining Jakub; a daughter, Sarah; two sisters, Megan Jakub and husband Ryan Ludwin of Canonsburg and Katherine Jakub of Eighty Four; paternal grandparents Michael and Genevieve Jakub of Duquesne; a niece, Kendall; and a nephew, Tyler.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Kegel Funeral Home Inc., Tim P. Kegel, supervisor, 3560 Washington Avenue, Finleyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, March 4, in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Finleyville, with the Rev. Robert J. Boyle as celebrant. Interment will follow in Finleyville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Inn Volunteer Fire Department, 810 Dry Run Road, Monongahela, PA 15063.
William M. Jorn
LTV Steel retiree served in Air Force
William M. Jorn, 75, of Center Township, Beaver County, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013, in Heritage Valley Hospital, Sewickley.
He was born May 17, 1937, in Bulger, a son of the late William H. and Helen Freshwater Jorn.
Mr. Jorn was a retired foreman from the tin plate division of LTV Steel with 41 years of service. After his retirement, he worked part time for Avis Rental Car at Pittsburgh International Airport.
He was a member of Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church in Aliquippa.
Mr. Jorn served in the U.S. Air Force at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Denver, Colo.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Dorothy S. (Swanik) Jorn; a son, William Jorn of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a daughter, Carol Jorn of Shreveport, La.; two grandchildren, Ashley and Mariah Wilson; a great-granddaughter, Nayila Harris; and a brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Patricia Jorn of Washington.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, is a grandson, Kenneth Wilson Jr.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Tatalovich Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 3475 Brodhead Road, Center Township, Monaca, PA 15061, www.tatatalovichfuneralhome.com, where the Beaver County Special Unit will conduct full military honors at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, followed by a service officiated by his pastor, the Rev. Mike Anastas. Private interment will take place in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township.
Daniel A. Morgan
Daniel A. Morgan, 23, of Waynesburg, died unexpectedly Wednesday, February 27, 2013, in his home.
Arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville.
A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.
Catherine Nunez, 90, of Langeloth, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2013, in St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon.
Arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lee & Martin Funeral Home, Burgettstown.
A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.
Carl T. Sieg
Jefferson resident was Air Force veteran
Carl T. Sieg, 93, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, February 27, 2013, in his home, after a lengthy illness.
He was born October 6, 1919, in Duncannon, Perry County, a son of Charles W. and Mary E. Sieg.
Mr. Sieg married Jeanne Francis Cotter of Utica, N.Y., January 10, 1948. Mrs. Sieg passed away in September 1992.
He was a graduate of Duncannon High School, Dickinson College and held a master’s degree from George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Sieg was employed as a personnel trainee by Middletown Air Force Base in October 1941. He was reassigned, as chief of civilian recruitment, as a member of the cadre of civilian employees to activate what is now Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, N.Y. He entered military service in 1943 and was assigned to the headquarters of the 66th Fighter Wing in England. In 1945, he transferred to the infantry and served with the 76th and 1st Infantry divisions until his discharge in 1946. He was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in France in 1945. While serving with the 1st Division, he performed guard duty at the Nuremberg War Crime Trials from October 1945 to April 1946.
After his military service, he returned to civilian employment with the Air Force in Rome. He was transferred to Headquarters, USAF, Washington, D.C., in April 1951 and was assigned to the Directorate of Civilian Personnel. He transferred to the U.S. Postal Service in 1967 as director of recruitment and placement and retired in 1972.
Mr. Sieg was a professor of management and a department chairman at Southeastern University, Washington, D.C. For many years, he was an associate of Leadership Resources Inc., a management firm located in Fairfax, Va.
He was a member of American Legion Post 954, Jefferson, a life member of the National Rifle Association, Greene County Habitat for Humanity, Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the Wild Cat Hunting Club in Bayse, Va.
Surviving are a daughter, JoAnn (Joey) Sieg-Tom, son-in-law Jerry Tom, granddaughter Greta Tom and grandson Caleb Tom, all of Jefferson.
In addition to his wife, deceased are two brothers, Charles J. and Harry H. Sieg; and two sisters, Madge I. Campbell and Mary E. Fry.
Family and friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, with the Rev. John R. Dorean officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be accorded by the U.S. Army and American Legion Post 954, Jefferson. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Salvation Army, Greene County Chapter, 131 West First Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370, or Greene County Habitat for Humanity, 32 Church Street, Suite 104, Waynesburg, PA 15370. Condolences may be expressed at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.