Obituaries March 15

March 14, 2013

Dorothy Ann Alexy

Member of First Lutheran Church

Dorothy Ann Alexy, 90, of Washington, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in a UPMC hospital, Pittsburgh, following a brief illness.

She was born September 12, 1922, in Arden, a daughter of Charles and Marie Pape Alexy.

Ms. Alexy had been a housekeeper and attendant at Stewart Barnhill Funeral Home for 42 years.

She was a member of First Lutheran Church.

Ms. Alexy enjoyed cooking, baking, reading, word searches and talking on the phone.

Surviving are two brothers, Henry (Susan) Alexy of Washington and William (Theresa) Alexy of Wauchula, Fla.; a sister, Marie Alexy, with whom she made her home; four nephews, Denny, Billy, Augie and Eddie Alexy; two nieces, Becky Palfreyman and Debbie Alexy; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Deceased are two brothers, Charles and August Alexy, and a nephew, Charles Alexy Jr.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, with the Rev. Kenneth Schott officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Additional information and a guest book are available at

Kathrine Bowman

Corrected information was received for the obituary of Kathrine Bowman, published Thursday.

Surviving are a sister, Mae Lohr, and a grandson, William Beverlin. Her mother, Beulah Bertha Mae Whiteman, is deceased.

George Bungard Jr.

Self-employed farmer served in Army

George “Dewey” Bungard Jr., 80, of Washington, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in Humbert Lane Health Care Centre, South Strabane Township, following a lengthy illness.

He was born August 17, 1932, in Washington, a son of the late George D. Bungard Sr. and Grace Hatfield Bungard.

Mr. Bungard was a 1950 graduate of Trinity High School and earned an associate’s degree in electrical engineering from Penn State-McKeesport.

He worked at McGraw-Edison in Canonsburg and was a self-employed farmer, raising Polled Herefords on his Canton Township farm for many years.

Mr. Bungard was a member of West Alexander Presbyterian Church, where he served as a trustee for several years, American Legion Glyde Post 0897 and United Steel Workers of America 04561.

He loved to travel. He went to Alaska during the 50th anniversary of the Alaska Highway, visiting with dear friends Marilyn and Dan.

During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army, earning a Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal. He was honorably discharged February 9, 1955, as a corporal.

On December 20, 1956, he married Mary Margaret Spragg, who survives.

Also surviving are two sisters, Ruth (Harry) Evans of Brownsville and Janet (Bert) Lederhaus of Bailey, Colorado.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the time of service, Monday, March 18, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with the Rev. Keith Hornung officiating. Burial will be private in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. Memorial contributions may be made to West Alexander Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 303, West Alexander, PA 15376. Additional information and a guest book are available at

Kenneth E. Cox

Trinity Area School District retiree

Kenneth E. Cox of Leland, N.C., passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Leland.

He was born August 24, 1926, in Washington County, a son of the late Emmett T. and Inez Huggins Cox.

Mr. Cox worked for 27 years for Trinity Area School District in janitorial service, retiring in 1990.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Elizabeth Coffee Cox; two children, Kenneth Cox Jr. (Cecilia) of Leland and Robin Haines of Angelton, Texas; four grandsons; a granddaughter; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Edna Kress of Salem, Ohio, Hazel Komorowski of Greeley, Colo., and Minerva Frye Voorhes (Robert) of Washington.

Deceased are three brothers, Emmett, Ronald and Willard.

Edward L. Irwin Jr.

Marine Corps veteran

Edward L. Irwin Jr., 82, of Bethel Park, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

Prior to retiring, he was an insurance agent with Prudential for 38 years and a member of the Prudential Union.

Mr. Irwin was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving during the Korean War.

Deceased are his beloved wife, Wilma Mae (Eger) Irwin, and a brother, Jack Irwin.

Surviving are six children, Ed (Cathy) Irwin, John Paul “Jack” Irwin, Roxanne (Bernd) Rothberger, David (Kara) Irwin, Margaret (Chris) Sympson and Edythe “Edy” Irwin; and five grandchildren, Brian, Danielle, Bridget, Casey and Sam.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday in Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, 724-941-3211. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, in St. Germaine Church, 7003 Baptist Road, Bethel Park. Entombment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township, with military honors. Please add or view tributes at

Felix W. Lutz Jr.

Felix W. Lutz Jr., 64, formerly of Canonsburg, died Thursday, March 14, 2013, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., Canonsburg. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.

Jeffrey J. Madison

Avid sports fan enjoyed baseball

Jeffrey J. Madison, 27, of Houston, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

He was born June 5, 1985, in Washington, a son of April M. Dorazio Madison, with whom he made his home, and the late Kenneth Stephan Madison, who passed away July 25, 2006.

Mr. Madison lived most of his life in the Washington area and the past seven years in Houston.

He was Catholic.

Mr. Madison was employed by Coen Oil Co. in Washington.

He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed football and baseball and was a talented baseball player. He also enjoyed shooting pool and playing cards.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his son, Malaki Madison of Houston; maternal grandparents Domenic and Patricia Layton Dorazio of Houston; paternal grandmother Irene Fuller of Burgettstown; stepbrother Ken Madison of Bellaire, Ohio; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Deceased, in addition to his father, are his maternal great-grandparents, Ralph and Jean Dorazio and Babe and Pearl Horval.

Friends are welcome from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, where services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, with pastor Sharon Kramer officiating. Interment will be private. To view or extend condolences, please visit

James C. Magnetta

James C. Magnetta, 100, of Washington, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete and are entrusted to Warco-Falvo Funeral Home Inc., Washington. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.

Paul B. Patterson Sr.

Canonsburg resident

Paul B. Patterson Sr., 54, of Canonsburg, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, in Washington Hospital.

He was born June 26, 1958, in Monongahela, a son of Marie Jemison (David) of Modesto, Calif., and the late Homer Patterson.

Deceased, in addition to his father, are a daughter, Athena Marie Patterson Thompson; brothers Michael Patterson and Homer Patterson Jr.; and two grandchildren, Ethan and Ivan Thompson.

He leaves to celebrate his memory his wife, Margie McHugh of Canonsburg; sons William Chambers and Paul Brian Patterson Jr., both of Canonsburg; sisters Carol Hosch (Johnny) of Norfolk, Va., Diane Carter (J.L.) of Monongahela, Lynn Law of Norfolk, Va., and Cheryl Ellicott (Bruce) of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Friends will be received from noon to 4 p.m., the time of service, Saturday, March 16, in Nazareth Baptist Church, 123 North Lincoln Street, Washington. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lantz Funeral Home Inc., 121 Ridge Avenue, Washington, 724-223-1002.

Charles I. Rogers

1916 – 2013

Charles I. “Charlie” Rogers, 97, of Ashland, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Kingston of Ashland.

He was born February 17, 1916, in Oakforest, a son of Clarence and Lois Johnson Rogers.

Mr. Rogers had lived most of his life in the Mansfield area of Ohio, where he had been employed as the boiler operator for the Leland Hotel.

He was a member of the Eagles Club, and he enjoyed reading and gardening.

Mr. Rogers was the last of 12 siblings.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

There will be graveside services at 11 a.m. Monday, March 18, in Rosemont Cemetery, Rogersville, with his nephew Carl Headlee officiating. Heyl Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at

John Stimmell

John “Ed” Stimmell, 79, of Lombard, Ill., passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove.

Surviving are his devoted wife, Patricia, of 58 years; two loving daughters, Geri (Dominic) Luciano of Sullivan, Ill., and Joanna (Dan) Kulevich of West Chicago, Ill.; four grandchildren, Jesse, Anna, Nicole and Sarah; two sisters, Dolores (Charles) Roberts and Louise McKinney; and many nieces and nephews in Washington.

Deceased are a brother-in-law, Charles McKinney, and a son, Gary.

John J. Storrick

Retired engineer served in Army

John J. Storrick, 87, of Elkins, W.Va., formerly of Washington, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Teays Valley Assisted Living, Hurricane, W.Va.

He was born January 1, 1926, in Washington, a son of the late John and Katherine Grimes Storrick.

Mr. Storrick was a 1942 graduate of Washington High School, 1949 graduate of Washington & Jefferson College and a 1951 graduate of Carnegie Tech.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

Mr. Storrick was an engineer for Duquesne Light, retiring in 1989.

He was a devoted family man and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed cars.

Mr. Storrick was a dedicated member of First Baptist Church in Washington and a member of the Syria Shrine.

On October 8, 1949, he married Shirley Wharton, who died February 28, 2007.

Surviving are a son, John Jay (Christina) Storrick of Elkins, W.Va.; two daughters, Lynn Ann Storrick (Harold) Campbell of Hurricane and Susan Storrick (Michael) Timko of Canonsburg; a brother, Bill (Judy) Storrick of Coon Rapids, Minn.; eight grandchildren, John and Karl Kuebler, Heidi (Colin) McFadden, Sam, Ben and Gabe Storrick and Maddie and Libby Timko; two great-granddaughters, Molly and Jane McFadden; several nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Riffle Wharton.

Deceased are three brothers, Roy, Jim and Dick Storrick, and a sister, MaryJane Volkenant.

Friends will be received from noon to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 18, with Pastor Steve Dunlap officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 of American Legion. Condolences may be expressed at or Please bring any pictures or other memories to the funeral home to be uploaded in real time for the family to view on the system. Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor, and Lawrence K. Donovan, director.

Julia Rohulich Wozniak

Julia Rohulich Wozniak, 86, a lifelong resident of Bobtown, died Sunday, March 3, 2013.

A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Ignatius Church, Bobtown. Arrangements by Herod Funeral Home.

Alan F. Zarak

Vietnam veteran formerly of Cokeburg

Alan F. Zarak, 68, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., formerly of East Brunswick, N.J., and a native of Cokeburg, died peacefully Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in Palm Beach Gardens, after a courageous two-year battle with cancer.

He worked in the finance department at various car dealerships in New Jersey before retiring to Palm Beach Gardens in 2006 to be near his family and to pursue his passion for photography.

Mr. Zarak was the owner and photographer of Portrait EFX of the Palm Beaches.

He was a Vietnam veteran.

Deceased are mother Terese Chambers, formerly of Scenery Hill; father Armand Zarak, formerly of Cokeburg; and brother Alex Zarak, formerly of Piscataway, N.J.

Surviving are a loving daughter, Christa Johnson and husband Kevin of Palm Beach Gardens; a brother, Anthony Zarak of East Brunswick; a sister, Grace Archibald of Cokeburg; two sisters-in-law, Arlene Zarak and Elizabeth Zarak; his ex-wife, Linda Zarak; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Most lovingly, he will be missed by his two granddaughters, Jordan and Jade Johnson of Palm Beach Gardens.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, in Aycock-Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center, 1112 Military Trail, Jupiter, Fla.



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