Obituaries March 10

March 9, 2013

George Milo Cannon

Beloved husband, loving father

George Milo Cannon, 82, of Bentleyville, formerly of Canonsburg, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born May 11, 1930, in Canonsburg, a son of the late Merle and Mary Pasic Cannon.

Mr. Cannon was the beloved husband of Ellen McKnight Cannon; loving father of Donald (Karen) Cannon, Catherine (Norm) Cimino, Michael (Kathy) Cannon and Janie (Tom) Tennant; and brother of Hazel Robinson and the late Anna Mildred Mathia, Arthur Cannon and Walter Cannon.

Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Jennifer Czernecki, Jaclyn Cannon, Cathie Hoyle, Stefanie Wittmaak, Derek Cannon, Kayleen Cannon, Zack Cannon, Erin Tennant and Meghan Tennant; and seven great-grandchildren.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army, 25th Infantry Division, 27th Regiment “The Wolfhounds” during the Korean War.

Mr. Cannon worked 32 years for Cooper Industries and after his retirement worked at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

His passion was hunting and fishing with his two sons. He was a family man and good friend to many. He will be deeply missed.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, March 11, in Bentleyville Presbyterian Church, 812 Main Street, Bentleyville, PA 15314. Inurnment will be privately held with full military honors in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Donnell House or American Cancer Society. Please view and sign the family’s guest book at

Antoinette Falce Checca

Antoinette “Toni” “Belle” Falce Checca, died Friday, November 9, 2012.

Friends are welcome from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16, in St. Benedict the Abbot Church, McMurray. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township.

The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 2242 West Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030-2008.

Dorothy Davis

Dorothy Davis, 88, of Houston, passed away Friday, March 8, 2013, in St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon.

Arrangements are entrusted to Salandra Funeral Service Inc., 724-745-8120. Service and interment are private.

Cheryl L. Froment

Teacher was a music lover

Cheryl L. Froment, 56, of Houston, passed away Friday, March 8, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born May 9, 1956, a daughter of William C. and Birdie Westfall of Prosperity, who survive.

Mrs. Froment was a 1974 graduate of McGuffey High School and a 1978 graduate of Geneva College.

She taught at several schools throughout Washington County, most recently as a permanent substitute teacher at McGuffey High School.

Mrs. Froment was an avid reader and music lover. She enjoyed spending time with her family at their cabin in Logan, Ohio.

On May 2, 1981, she married Timothy E. Froment, who survives. She also leaves behind her beloved daughter, Alyssa Marie (Wayne Kraeer) Froment of Washington.

Also surviving are a sister, Barbara (Jeff) Waltz of Washington; a brother, Bill (Linda) Westfall of Dover, Ohio; a nephew, Jeffery Waltz of Capon Bridge, W.Va.; a niece, Kylea (Rob) Fraser of St. Mary’s, W.Va.; a niece, Kelsey Waltz of Washington; a niece, Stephanie (Zac) Norman of New Philadelphia, Ohio; a nephew, Bill Westfall Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio; a niece, Katelyn (Tony) Yoder of Sugar Creek, Ohio; two great-nieces, Briana and Kinley Norman; a great-nephew, Keaton Fraser; and many, many friends.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, 724-941-3211. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, March 11, in Living Stone Community Church, 265 North Avenue, Washington, the lower level of Beth Israel Synagogue, with the Rev. Richard LaFountain officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Living Stone Community Church, 265A North Avenue, Washington, PA 15301. Please add or view tributes at

James Gatten

James “Ernie” Gatten of North Bethlehem Township died Saturday, March 9, 2013, in his home.

Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Nichol Funeral Home, Washington. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.

Robert C. Greenlee

Robert C. “Bobby” Greenlee, 91, of Clarksville, died Saturday, March 9, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Behm Funeral Home Inc., Jefferson. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.

Beverly Jean Lane

Secretary at Wright Patterson Air Force Base

Beverly Jean Lane, 83, of Washington, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington.

She was born March 28, 1929, in East Arlington, Vt., a daughter of the late Ralph P. and Leah Hermance Mittler.

Mrs. Lane was a graduate of Kiser High School in Dayton, Ohio, and was a secretary at Wright Patterson Air Force Base for many years.

On September 28, 1952, in Dayton, she married Harry C. Lane, who died August 4, 2004.

Surviving are two sons, Robin (Dirce) Lane and Barry (Judy) Lane of Bolivar, Ohio; two daughters, Karen (Walt) Zelek of Johnstown and Cheryl Kelley of Washington; a brother, Bob (Mary) Mittler of Destin, Fla.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Deceased is a sister, Marilyn Sawmiller.

Services will be private. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville, Ky. The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Thomas Starzl Transplant Fund at

Irvine I. McIntyre

Member of St. Mary Parish

Irvine I. McIntyre, 82, of Cecil, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Canonsburg General Hospital.

She was born December 7, 1930, in Cecil, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Hanna Adams Heirendt.

Mrs. McIntyre was a member of St. Mary Parish in Cecil.

She enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her family.

Mrs. McIntyre worked as a line supervisor for J.R. Richards Co.

Surviving are her husband, John “Bo” McIntyre; two sons, John Wayne McIntyre and partner John Rucker of Cleveland, Ohio, and Robert McIntyre of Belle Vernon; a daughter, Christine McIntyre of Canonsburg; two grandchildren, Paul A. Schneider of Canonsburg and Stephanie N. Schneider of South Fayette Township; a sister, Geraldine “Jeri” (Elmer) Gardner of Sygan, South Fayette Township; and two brothers, Alfred (Mary Jo) Heirendt and Kenneth (Barbara) Heirendt, both of Cecil.

Deceased are brothers Nicholas, John W., Ernest J., Herman F. and Joseph Heirendt and sisters Annette “Toots” Hart, Ruth “Babe” Smith, Dolores C. Punola, Evelyn Heirendt and June Maderic.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday in Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services, 3378 Millers Run Road, Route 50, Cecil, where prayers of transfer will be said at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, followed by a Christian Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Cecil, with Father Stan Gregorek officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cecil.

Family suggests donations be made to McMurray Hills Manor Activity Fund, 249 West McMurray Road, McMurray, PA 15317; Canonsburg General Hospital, 100 Medical Boulevard, Canonsburg, PA 15317; or St. Mary Parish, 10 St. Mary Lane, Cecil, PA 15321.

Barbara S. Cosgray Moore

Loved spending time with grandchildren

Barbara S. Cosgray Moore, 75, of Waynesburg, died peacefully at 1:55 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born Wednesday, September 15, 1937, in Littleton, W.Va., a daughter of the late Glenn E. Cosgray and Isadora Higgins Cosgray.

Ms. Moore was an avid reader and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She worked at Greene County Memorial Hospital from 1958 to 1994 as a nurse. She became head nurse on obstetrics and later was the director of nursing. She then worked 10 years at SCI-Waynesburg as a nurse, retiring in 2005.

Surviving are a daughter and her husband, Natalie (Mike) Eddy of Mt. Morris; a son, James Bret Moore of Waynesburg; four grandchildren, Andrew Eddy, Alex Eddy, Katlyn Moore and Rachel Moore; two sisters, A. Kay Yost of Dallas, Texas, and Janet D. Cosgray of Waynesburg; a brother, J. David Cosgray of Waynesburg; and several nieces and nephews.

At the request of the deceased, all visitation and services are private with the Rev. Ronald Geisler officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, Springhill Township, Greene County.

The family requests memorials be made to American Parkinson Disease Association, 420 East North Avenue, Suite 206, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370, is in charge of arrangements. Information is available at

Evelyn D. Morrisee

Evelyn D. Morrisee, 72, of Washington, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Hummell and Jones Funeral Home, Washington. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.

Frances E. Schulte

1923 – 2013; member of Cross Creek U.P. Church

Frances E. Schulte, 89, a lifelong resident of Cross Creek, passed away Friday, March 8, 2013, in Washington Hospital.

She was born May 6, 1923, in Washington, the only child of the late Walter and Ethel Marquis Porter.

Mrs. Schulte was a lifelong and active member of Cross Creek United Presbyterian Church, Burgettstown, where she taught Sunday school for more than 50 years, served as an elder for several terms and was the treasurer of the Ladies Aide. She also was an active member of Burgettstown Senior Citizens Association.

On June 26, 1941, she married Charles R. Schulte, who survives.

Also surviving are a son, Roy W. Schulte and wife Judith of Burgettstown; two daughters, Ruth Ann Sentipal and husband James of Cross Creek and Ethel I. Sentipal and husband Joseph of Burgettstown; seven grandchildren, Billie, Patricia, Janet, Tracy, Georgia, Sandy and Joseph; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Lee and Martin Funeral Home, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 11, in Cross Creek United Presbyterian Church. Everyone is kindly asked to go directly to the church. Interment will follow in Cross Creek Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made in her memory to Cross Creek United Presbyterian Church, 1154 Eldersville Road, Burgettstown, PA 15021.

April D. Seda-Rodriguez

1975 – 2013

April D. Seda-Rodriguez, 37, of Lumberton, N.C., died at 11 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2013, from injuries sustained after being struck by an automobile.

She was born April 1, 1975, in Indianapolis, Ind., a daughter of Linda Lough Caldwell of Rapid City, S.D.

Ms. Seda-Rodriguez was a member of Life Point Church.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are a son, Oped “Obie” Seda-Rodriguez; her companion, Terrance Carroll of Lumberton; five aunts, Rena, wife of Brian McKiernan of Rapid City, Mary Jo Pierson, companion of Reed Whipkey of Graysville and Ester Lough, Charlene Madlock and Tammy Ealy, companion of Scott Clemens, all of Prosperity; two uncles, Chuck Lough of Waynesburg and Rick, husband of Deb Lough, of Nineveh; and several nieces and nephews.

She leaves behind her dog, Coco.

Deceased are a brother, James E. Caldwell IV; maternal grandparents Arthur and Josephine Lough; an aunt, Sue Ann Merrill Tenney; and an uncle, Arthur Lough Jr.

A memorial service will be held April 1 on Gilligan’s Island, near the coast of Ponce, Puerto Rico, her former residence, following her wishes to be cremated and her cremains scattered on the island.

Frances Spanogians

1921 – 2013

Frances Spanogians, 91, of Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington, formerly of Hindman Avenue, Burgettstown, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

She was born March 24, 1921, a daughter of the late George and Jane Huber.

Mrs. Spanogians was a graduate of Hickory High School and attended Penn Commercial.

She was a member of the former Hillcrest Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Spanogians was an avid gardener and bird enthusiast.

On July 31, 1943, she married Angelo J. Spanogians, M.D., who passed away August 18, 2004.

Surviving are three sons, James G. Spanogians and wife Elsie of Columbia, Ga., John M. Spanogians of Greenville, S.C., and Christopher Angelo Spanogians of Burgettstown; three daughters, Pamela J. Meilton and husband Andrew of Pickerington, Ohio, Victoria L. Duran, wife of the late Timothy, of Bulger and Rebecca K. Allyn of Midway; 15 grandchildren, Jason, Sabrina, Allyson, Rob, Brian, Samuel, Daniel, Christy, Abigail, Andrea, Evan, David, Hali, Jennifer and Peter; and several great-grandchildren.

Deceased, in addition to her husband and parents, are a sister, Betty Jane Mills, and a granddaughter, Jill.

To honor her wishes, services and interment will be held privately in Grandview Cemetery, Florence. Lee and Martin Funeral Home, Burgettstown, is handling arrangements. If so desired, memorial donations may be made in her memory to Burgettstown Community Library, 2 Kerr Street, Burgettstown, PA 15021.

Jonathan Joseph Talpas

Jonathan Joseph “JJ” Talpas, 27, of Canonsburg, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Health Park Medical Center, Fort Myers, Fla., with his family by his side.

Arrangements are incomplete and are entrusted to Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Canonsburg, 724-745-8120. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.

Doris B. Wagener

Member of Calvary Baptist Church

Doris B. Wagener, 86, of Waynesburg, died unexpectedly Friday, March 8, 2013, in Southwest Regional Medical Center, Waynesburg.

She was born September 4, 1926, in Morrell, a daughter of the late Milton and Florence Broadwater Ball.

Mrs. Wagener was a graduate of Jefferson High School.

On September 4, 1948, she married Herbert L. Wagener Jr., who died January 21, 2012.

She was a homemaker and had worked for several years as a house parent at the Youth Development Center of Waynesburg.

Mrs. Wagener resided most of her life in Waynesburg and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lippencott.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. In earlier years, she was active in local bowling leagues and enjoyed gardening. Her other hobbies were playing cards, crocheting and word puzzles.

Surviving are two daughters, Deborah McCurdy (Mark) of Rogersville and Susan D. Lahew (Ross) of Waynesburg; a son, Douglas Wagener (Lucy) of Kent, Ohio; five grandchildren, Maximilian McCurdy, Thomas Wagener, Emily Wagener, Chay Lahew and Lori Lahew; four great-grandchildren, Isabella Aberegg, Xylus McCurdy, Bryn Lahew and Jessica Spence; a brother, Robert Ball of Waynesburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are a sister, Freda Murray; four brothers, Charles, Earl, Hiliary and David Ball; and three nephews, David Ball, Dana Murray and Scott Ball.

Cremation is being handled by Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 182 West High Street, Waynesburg. At the request of the deceased, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions or donations may be made to Bowlby Public Library, 311 North West Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370. Condolences may be offered at

Lloyd F. Wheeler

Served in armed forces, enjoyed fishing

Lloyd F. Wheeler, 82, of Washington, died at 9:35 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, in the home of his daughter Zella, after battling his illness with cancer.

He was born September 15, 1930, in Washington, a son of the late Floyd Lloyd and Ivy Allen Wheeler.

Mr. Wheeler was employed for many years by Albert’s Packing as a butcher and later as a glassworker for Ball Glass, from where he retired.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards and dice and spending quality time with his family.

Mr. Wheeler served in the armed forces of the United States from 1951 until 1954.

On April 11, 1968, he married Pearl Anna Crowe Wheeler, who died April 20, 1998.

Surviving are three stepdaughters, Maybelle “Dolly” Alderson of Washington, Martha Ann “Marti” Frazee of Canonsburg and Sheila “Kay” Frazee (David) Wheeler of West Alexander; a daughter, Zella “Jo” Wheeler of Washington; a sister, Blanche (Demas) Frazee of East Finley; 15 grandchildren; a granddaughter, whom he raised, Cassandra “Casey” Wheeler; 26 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are two grandchildren who died in infancy; a twin brother, Floyd Lloyd Wheeler, who died in the Korean War; and two sisters, Rachel McCartney and Mary Wheeler.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the time of service, Monday, March 11, in Warco-Falvo Funeral Home Inc., Wilson at East Katherine avenues, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director. Burial will follow in West Alexander Cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded graveside by American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 and the U.S. Army.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kim Heirendt, P.O. Box 376, Ellsworth, PA 15331. Condolences may be expressed at

Anthony J. Zick

Member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church

Anthony J. Zick, 93, of Burgettstown, died Friday, March 8, 2013, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born April 28, 1919, in Rush Run, Ohio, a son of the late Peter Anthony and Mary Ann Olenick Zick.

Prior to retirement, he was employed by Bologna Coal Co.

Mr. Zick was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Burgettstown, Burgettstown Senior Citizens, Slovan Veterans of Foreign Wars and United Mine Workers of America.

He volunteered for the Meals on Wheels program in Burgettstown.

Mr. Zick was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II as captain in the 271st Engineer Combat Battalion, attached to the 71st Infantry Division.

On June 7, 1947, he married Anna Fodor, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Anthony J. Zick Jr. of Mobile, Ala., and Jeffry (Mary) Zick of Coraopolis; three daughters, Roberta (Frank) Thomson of Manthoa, N.J., Karen M. (Dennis) Boris of Burgettstown and Noreen (Michael) O’Neill of Kulpsville; grandchildren Deborah Fanale, Brian and Daniel Thomson, Jennifer Murray, Damon, Nathan, Jeff Jr. and Katerina Zick, Valerie Ackerman, Amanda Brown, Leah Cave, Emily Boris, and Casey, Tess and Erin O’Neill; nine great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Catherine Pawlak of Pittsburgh, Margaret Whitco of New Kensington and Irene Loder of Crescent.

Deceased are a son, John Zick, who died March 15, 2004; a sister, Mary Tranquill; a brother, Joseph Zick; and a daughter-in-law, Nancy Zick.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 8 p.m. Monday in Taucher Funeral Home, 23 Erie Mine Road, Burgettstown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Burgettstown, with the Rev. Robert Connolly as celebrant. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Slovan Barto Post Veterans of Foreign Wars.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Church or Burgettstown Senior Citizens. For condolences and further information, please visit



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