Obituaries March 17
Published Mar 16, 2013 at 10:42 pm (Updated Mar 16, 2013 at 10:42 pm)
Patricia Irene Bohling
Member of Venice Presbyterian Church
Patricia Irene Bohling, 78, of Venice, died Friday, March 15, 2013, in her home.
She was born June 8, 1934, in Syracuse, N.Y., a daughter of the late Frederick and Irene Gallow Cook.
Mrs. Bohling was a member of Venice Presbyterian Church and was a homemaker.
She was full-blooded Mohawk Indian. She enjoyed walking, doing search-a-word and dancing.
Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Bohling of Venice and Irma (James) Rowle of Atlasburg; two sons, Fred (Beth) Bohling of New Jersey and and Carl (Jackie) Bohling of McKees Rocks; five grandchildren, Shawn and Michael Bohling, Shannon (Justin) Schiavo, Charlene Ruby and Cheyenne Rowle; great-grandchildren David Ruby and Jacob and Michael Schiavo; sister Betty Serio of Syracuse; sister Mary of Rochester, N.Y.; sister Virginia Seaman of Tampa, Fla.; son-in law David Ruby; and cousin Ginny Cook.
Deceased are her husband, Procter E. Bohling; brothers Frederick and Bill Cook; and sisters Ethel and Katherine.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., the time of service, Monday, March 18, in Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services, 3378 Millers Run Road, Route 50, Cecil, with Pastor Fred Sober. Interment will follow in Venice Cemetery.
David Edward Cavasinni
Former McMurray resident was retired teacher
David Edward Cavasinni, 60, of Vero Beach, Fla., passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013, after being diagnosed with a progressive brain disease.
He was born March 1, 1953, in Canonsburg. He had been a resident of Vero Beach for 28 years, coming from McMurray.
Mr. Cavasinni recently retired from teaching in St. Lucie County School District after 20 years. He was the teacher for the kids, and often opposed the strategies of the administration.
The highlights of his life were his two sons, Steelers football, jazz records and, most of all, his Peters Township High School football team, Class of 1971, in McMurray.
Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Amy Cavasinni; sons David B. and Devin Cavasinni; and sister Barbara (Cavasinni) Flynn of Potomac, Md.
Deceased are his parents, Frank “Jiggs” and Kathryn Cavasinni.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in First Christian Church Social Hall, 1927 27th Street, Vero Beach, FL. A memorial will be held in the Pittsburgh area at a later date. Memorial donations for the research of Multiple System Atrophy may be made to The Mayo Clinic at 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory. Condolences may be sent at www.coxgiffordseawinds.com.
Gene Albert Danch
Talented carpenter served in U.S. Army
Gene Albert “Eugene” Danch, 80, of South Fayette Township, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in his home.
He was born March 9, 1933, in his family home in Cuddy, where he lived his entire life, a son of the late Eugene and Constance Broutin Danch.
Mr. Danch proudly served two years in the U.S. Army in the 1950s.
For more than 40 years, he worked as a cement mixer driver for Silhol Builders Supply in Bridgeville, retiring in 2005. He served as a union steward for and was a member of Teamsters Local 249.
He was a talented carpenter who built his own home in the 1950s after returning from the military. He enjoyed playing at the casino, watching wrestling and movies and caring for his dog, Boots.
Surviving are his fiancée, June Wauthier Chase of Gladden; two daughters, Kathleen Weiss and Linda Jones, both of Florida; niece and nephew Conni A. (Youngo) Canella and Walter (Geraldine) Lesneski of Cuddy; two grandchildren, Simone Weiss and Tara Bell; great-niece Angela Martel; great-great-nephew Cody Joseph Trank; and two great-grandchildren.
His extended family through his fiancée includes her daughters, Elizabeth (Shin) Kang and child Alexander Kang of Virginia and Jane Chase Davis of Washington and children Chevelle Chase and Ammie Davis.
Deceased are a daughter, Jeanne Danch Bell in 2005; a sister, Bertha Danch Youngo; and a brother, Eugene “Baby Boy” Danch.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services, 3378 Millers Run Road, Route 50, Cecil, where prayers of transfer will be said at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, followed by a Christian funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Cecil, with Father Stan Gregorek officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family suggests contributions be made to St. Mary Church, 10 St. Mary Lane, Cecil, PA 15321. www.coleman-taylorfuneralservices.com
Evelyn June DeRose
Beloved mother, loving grandmother
Evelyn June “Juney” DeRose, 81, of Washington, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 15, 2013.
She was born November 6, 1931, in Lone Pine, a daughter of the late James and Florence DeRose.
Mrs. DeRose was the wife of the late Louis DeRose; beloved mother of Dan DeRose of New Orleans, La., and Jill (Phil) Romano of Washington; loving grandmother of Tina Kay, Sarah DeRose and Dominick DeRose; and cherished great-grandmother of Logan, Brialya, Landon, Cheyenne, Karah, Jasmine and Seaira.
Also surviving are siblings James Franklin (Sue) Gregg and Cledda Lynn (Lenny) Deloia, both of Washington.
Her love and adoration was spending time with her family. She was an excellent cook and liked to play Rummikub with her girlfriends.
After retirement, she enjoyed her time living in Port Richey, Fla. She will be dearly missed by all who had the fortune of knowing her.
At the family’s request, all services will be held privately. Arrangements are entrusted to Cremation and Funeral Care by Danielle Andy Belusko, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-260-5546. Inurnment will be privately held in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a veterans organization of one’s choice. Please view and sign the family’s guest book at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.
Thelma Johns Dezelan
Member of Immaculate Conception Parish
Thelma Johns Dezelan, 83, of Washington, died Thursday, March 14, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington, after a brief illness.
She was born April 8, 1929, a daughter of the late Michael and Hesiaba Johns.
Mrs. Dezelan was a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Parish and loved to cook for family and friends.
She was a graduate of Washington High School and a former employee of Bell Telephone Co.
Surviving are daughters Barbara (Blake) McCandless and Cindy (Dr. Craig) Fox, both of Washington, and Sandra (Dr. Mickey) Dezelan-Axelband of Delray Beach, Fla.; grandchildren Brock McCandless of Pittsburgh, Christina (Michael) Grasso of North Strabane and Brittany McCandless of New York City, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of “adopted” children and families over the years.
On May 22, 1954, she married John F. Dezelan, who died December 9, 1995.
Also deceased are a sister, Emma Johns, and brothers Hannah, Alfred and William Johns.
Her friends and neighbors contributed many acts of kindness over the years and were always appreciated.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday 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. A prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, March 18, in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Washington. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. In honor of her life, memorial contributions may be directed to Dezzy’s Second Chance Animal Rescue Inc., 1018 Bauhinia Road, Delray Beach, Florida 33483, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com.
Bonnie Elizabeth Durbin
Adored, loving wife and mother
Bonnie Elizabeth Durbin, 66, of Prosperity, formerly of Washington, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 16, 2013, after a brief illness, surrounded by her family.
She was born November 24, 1946, in Washington, a daughter of the late Joseph and Lucille Dicey.
Mrs. Durbin was the beloved wife of 43 years of Howard Durbin Sr.; loving mother of Amy (Larry) Kirkland, Howard Durbin Jr., Becky (Lee) McMurdy, the late Tony Durbin, Butch Parkinson and Michael Parkinson; adored grandmother of Nicole (Josh) Harshall, Jessica (Robert) Johnston, Morgan and Rachel McMurdy, Stephanie Barrows and Joseph, Anthony, Emily and Madison Durbin; great-grandmother of Joshua Harshall Jr., Anthony Johnston and Ryan Durbin; and sister of Joseph (the late Mary) Dicey and Judy Dicey.
Also surviving are many nephews and nieces.
She enjoyed cooking, baking, watching movies, raising Pugs and playing PlayStation with her grandchildren. Her most cherished time was being an adored and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
A gathering of family and friends to celebrate her life will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, the time of service, Tuesday, March 19, in Cremation and Funeral Care by Danielle Andy Belusko, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-260-5546. Please view and sign the family’s guest book at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.
Lucille E. Hackenson
Member of Liberty U.M. Church
Lucille E. Hackenson, 88, of Washington, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 16, 2013, in Washington Hospital.
She was born April 7, 1924, in Claysville, a daughter of Harry Miller and Mary McKaidg Miller Ramage.
Mrs. Hackenson was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church and was a homemaker.
On April 20, 1946, she married Leonard C. “Whitey” Hackenson, who died April 6, 1985.
Surviving are a daughter, Darlene McGowan (Byron) Smialek of Washington; two grandchildren, Kelley McGowan (Dan) Roos of Allison Park and Courtney Anne (Cody) Page of Trinity, N.C; and two great-grandchildren, Blake and Amelia Page.
Deceased, in addition to her husband, is a sister, Leah Stewart.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Hummell and Jones Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, Thomas W. Hummell, supervisor, Douglas M. Jones, director, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, with the Rev. Lois Swestyn officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205, and American Heart Association, 777 Penn Center Boulevard, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15235. Messages of condolence may be left at www.hummellandjones.com.
Edward L. Irwin Jr.
U.S. Marine Corps veteran
Edward L. Irwin Jr., 82, of Bethel Park, passed away Thursday, March 14, 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 six grandchildren, Brian, Danielle, Taryn Brown, 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 www.beinhauer.com.
Mary M. Kastanias
Enjoyed spending time with family
Mary M. “Poochie” Kastanias, 74, of Washington, died at 6:05 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2013, in Washington Hospital, after a 15-month illness.
She was born January 29, 1939, in Washington, a daughter of the late Ralph Cramer and Margaret M. Ruscello Cramer Littleton.
Mrs. Kastanias was a businesswoman, managing many stores in the surrounding area. She was a member of the CCNA.
She enjoyed spending time with her family most of all, but enjoyed vacationing at the beach, tanning and gardening.
Mrs. Kastanias was a member of the Eagles and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Her first husband, the Rev. Andrew C. Mack Jr., is deceased. Her second husband, Perry C. Kastanias, lives in Florida.
Surviving are a son, Samuel L. (Carla) Mack Sr. of Washington; a daughter and caregiver, Valerie Mack of Washington; a sister, Debi (Gary) Plymire of Washington; nine grandchildren, Melissa Bird, Shastine Desensi, Andrew C. “Ace” Mack III, Robert C. Mack Jr., Danietra Mack, Samuel L. Mack Jr., Joshua Lewis Mack, Allexis Mack and Angelo Mack; five great-grandchildren, Kylie, Meranda, Nicholas “Nico”, Sarah and T.J.; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Kastanias also will be sadly missed by her Bichon Frise, Tallie.
Deceased is a son, Robert C. Mack Sr.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m., the time of service, Tuesday, March 19, 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 be private. Memorial contributions may be made to her family. Condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com.
Former coal miner was WWII veteran
Frank Lipsky, 92, of Carmichaels, died Friday, March 15, 2013.
He was born February 7, 1921, in Vestaburg, a son of the late John and Helen Lipsky.
Mr. Lipsky had served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
After military service, he worked as a coal miner at J&L Steel’s Vesta 5 coal mine.
He lived most of his life in the Clarksville area and the last 14 years in Carmichaels.
On October 14, 1949, he married Irene Parker, who died October 24, 1988.
Mr. Lipsky was an avid fisherman who enjoyed any type of fishing.
Surviving are a daughter, Patty Blaker and husband Cecil Anderson of Claysville; two grandchildren, Rick Blaker and wife Denice of Carmichaels and Tracy Ozohonish and husband Jim of Clarksville; four great-grandchildren, Emily and Abby Ozohonish and Hillary and Jacob Blaker; a sister, Ann Basey; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two brothers, John and Mike Lipsky, and a sister, Sophie Messar.
Private services are under the direction of the Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.
James C. Magnetta
McVehil Plumbing retiree
James C. Magnetta, 100, of Washington, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in Washington Hospital’s emergency room.
He was born July 10, 1912, in Washington, a son of Michael and Genevieve Tissi Magnetta, who were born in Bovina, Italy.
Mr. Magnetta was employed at McVehil Plumbing as an electrician for many years, retiring in 1978.
He loved to spend time with all of his family and enjoyed building model ships and tinkering with electrical work.
On September 26, 1931, in Immaculate Conception Church, he married Louise Brach Magnetta, who died December 10, 2002.
Surviving are a daughter and caretaker, Rita Louise Brock of Washington; a sister, Adeline Porter of Washington; seven grandchildren, Cerise Cruz, Jimmy (Ruth) Magnetta, Maria Louise Donahue, Michael Magnetta, Christina Jordon, Jimmy Kenneth (Lori) Porter and Desiree Louise Porter (John Romano); eight great-grandchildren, Brad Yurkovitch, Chad Yurkovitch, Gea Cruz, Michael Magnetta, Sara Magnetta, James Kenneth Porter, Katelyn Porter and Alexis Marinsky; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two sons, James Michael Magnetta and Michael Anthony Magnetta; a great-grandson, Zachary Porter; two brothers, Louis and Lawrence Magnetta; three sisters, Mildred Lackovich, Clara Kadora and Alberta Wise; and a brother and sister who died in infancy.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday 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, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 19 Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com.
Wilma Russell Michelucci
1946 – 2013
Wilma “Sis” Russell Michelucci, 67, of Slovan, passed away Thursday morning, March 14, 2013, in her home.
She was born March 2, 1946, in Wheeling, W.Va., a daughter of the late James Ralph and Nellie Hazel Duvall.
Mrs. Michelucci was a cousin and direct descendant of first President George Washington.
A graduate of Triadelphia High School, she worked for Zans Tastee Freeze in Burgettstown and Billy Boy’s Pizza in Slovan as well as being a homemaker.
Mrs. Michelucci was a member of Hickory United Presbyterian Church and enjoyed going to Rogers Flea Market, shopping with her grandchildren, vacationing in Savannah, Ga., and her dogs.
Her husband, James S. Michelucci, whom she married December 19, 1964, survives.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two sons, James Russell Michelucci and wife Carrie of North Strabane Township and Ronald David Michelucci and fiancée Cheryl Walge of Avella; three daughters, Rebecca Alyce Michelucci-Braun and husband Jay of Beaver, Viola Marie Shields of Manassas, Va., and Cindy Lynn D’Amico and husband Alphonso of Canonsburg; nine grandchildren, Caralee Conner, Elizabeth Ann Reese, Brooke Ashley Miller, Nicole Lindsey Froats, James Paul Caesar Michelucci, Nicolette Bennett, Abigail Marie Michelucci, Caitlin Alisha Michelucci and John Luke Braun; three great-grandchildren; a twin brother, William “Bub” R. Russell Sr. and wife Donna of Slovan; a niece, Mindy Bock and husband Brian; a nephew, William R. Russell Jr.; and dear friends Diane and Frank Serish and Wes and Gracie.
Deceased, in addition to her parents, are a daughter, Star Ann Michelucci, and a sister, Madaline Duvall.
To honor Mrs. Michelucci’s wishes, services officiated by the Rev. Michael Browning and interment in Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Hickory, were held privately under the direction of Lee and Martin Funeral Home, Burgettstown.
If so desired, memorial donations may be made in her memory to Amedisys Hospice, 1368 Mall Run Road, Suite 624, Uniontown, PA 15401.
Gloria Jean Moore
Beloved wife, loving mother
Gloria Jean Moore, 74, of Houston, formerly of Avella, passed away peacefully Friday, March 15, 2013, in her daughter’s home.
She was the beloved wife of the late Clarence “Hump” Moore; loving mother of Richard (Tammy) Moore, Darleta (Jeffrey) Cole, Fred (Dawn) Moore and the late Anita “Gator” Moore and April Chris Moore (infant); grandmother of Teela and Jolene (Johnathan) Stokes, Richard and Freddie (Tracey) Moore, P. Sean (Joey), Brandon, Dusty (Alana) and Amanda Clayton and Mark Cole; great-grandmother of Kody, Tatum, Gage and Grant Clayton, Isaiah and Silas Stokes, Ralphie and Trent Bush and Ashlyn Moore; loving daughter of the late Joseph and Evelyn Moore; and sister of Robert L. (Jane) Moore, Beverly J.Moore and Jonquil M. McConnell.
Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Moore graduated in 1956 from East Washington High School. She went on to marry her late husband, Clarence “Hump,” September 24, 1958.
She started her career with mentally challenged individuals in 1966 with PARC and continued on to Western Center for 17 years. In 1985, she moved to Texas and started with Educare and opened their third group home, where she also served as house manager and consultant to train house managers. In 1991, she opened Texas Special Homes, where she was residential director, and her responsibilities included buying homes, training and staffing for 30 homes. She retired in 1999 and moved back to Pennsylvania, where she resided in Houston.
Friends are welcome from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Beinhauer-Bogan Funeral Home, 164 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-5810, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions be made to Beinhauer-Bogan Funeral Home. Please add or view tributes at www.beinhauer.com.
James K. Moyer
Avid hunter served in U.S. Army
James K. Moyer, 84, of Shady Grove, Lemont Furnace, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, with his loving family by his side.
He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and uncle, and all who knew him lost a special friend. He touched many lives in many ways throughout his lifetime. He will be missed, but his memory will live on forever in many people’s hearts and will never be forgotten.
Mr. Moyer was born Tuesday, November 27, 1928, a son of the late Andrew Curtis and Mary Matthews Moyer.
He was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed frequent rides to his properties in Greene County. He enjoyed the simple things in life and cherished his family and friends.
Mr. Moyer was a 1946 graduate of North Union High School, where he served as his senior class secretary-treasurer.
While he was in high school, he worked at his father’s hardware and feed store in Hopwood. He bought a dump truck and hauled for Eureka Fire Brick Co.
He served honorably with the U.S. Army in the infantry during the Korean War.
Mr. Moyer was a member of the General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103 in Hopwood and North Union Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8543.
After his father started A.C. Moyer Co., he worked for the company and then co-owned it with his brother, Bud, until their retirement.
After retirement, he continued to stay active in the business by continuing to buy equipment and keeping a watchful eye on things. He also was a partner in Moyer, Moyer, Mechling Land Co.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, are brothers George C. Moyer and wife Phyllis and William “Bud” Moyer; niece Dr. Kim Karschner; and stepmother Erma Bitner Moyer.
Surviving are his loving wife of 58 years, Althea York Moyer; daughters Zelda Moyer of Lemont Furnace and Mona Collins and husband Jeff of Lemont Furnace; grandson Brian Cobbs of Lemont Furnace; granddaughter Megan Collins of Lemont Furnace; nephews Jeffery Moyer of Wind Ridge and Ben Moyer of Farmington; niece Becky (Moyer) Wilcosky of Uniontown; sister-in-law Frances Moyer; brother-in-law Floyd York; and business partner Russ Mechling.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday and until 11 a.m., the time of service, Tuesday, March 19, in Stephen R. Haky Funeral Home Inc. 603 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, with the Rev. Terence Teluch and the Rev. Dan Brant officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. Personal written tributes and memories are welcomed and encouraged at www.hakyfuneralhome.com.
Norrine V. Palmer
Homemaker enjoyed playing bingo
Norrine V. Palmer, 71, of Clarksville, died Friday, March 15, 2013, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.
She was born July 26, 1941, in Uniontown, a daughter of the late Louis and Thelma Ogle Wargo.
Mrs. Palmer was a homemaker and Catholic.
She enjoyed playing bingo, cards and doing velvet artwork.
In 1960, she married George “Pete” Palmer, who died June 4, 1984.
Surviving are seven children, Candy Jay of Fredericktown, George “Bubs” Palmer Jr. of Clarksville, Billy Palmer of Clarksville, Mickey Palmer and wife Jana of Washington, Doug Palmer of Clarksville, Patty Palmer of Clarksville and Peggy Palmer of Clarksville; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and seven siblings, Wayne Wargo, Jerry Wargo, Tim Wargo, Don Wargo, Trina Wargo, Shirley Wargo and Donna Bloom, all of the Uniontown area.
Deceased is a sister, Gloria.
Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Behm Funeral Homes, 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor. Leave condolences at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.
Guido D. Piccolomini
Member of Church of the Madonna
Guido D. Piccolomini, 90, of Cardale, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, in Uniontown Hospital.
He was born January 4, 1923, in Cardale, a son of the late Isadore and Pauline Valeri Piccolomini.
Mr. Piccolomini was a member of Church of the Madonna in Cardale.
He was co-owner of Piccolomini and Son grocery store in Cardale. He was retired from Kroger Foods.
Mr. Piccolomini was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, are a sister, Jessie Organt, and a brother, Louis Piccolomini.
Surviving are his loving wife of 66 years, Gena Basili Piccolomini; a daughter, Gloria Jean “Jeanne” Kindervater and husband Ronald of Waynesburg; grandchildren David Kindervater and wife Cindy; great-grandson Kyle; stepgreat-grandsons Leo and Eric Kindervater and wife Melissa; great-grandson Kohl; great-granddaughter Emma; and a sister, Vincenza Sabatine of Uniontown.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and until 9:30 a.m., the time of service, Tuesday, March 19, in Robert T. Kish Funeral Home, 19 Legion Street, Republic, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Church of the Madonna, Cardale, with the Rev. William McGurik as celebrant. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. Military rites will be accorded by Hopwood Amvets Post 103.
Lucille F. Redd
Member of Laboratory Church
Lucille F. Redd, 61, of Washington, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington.
She ws born August 25, 1951, a daughter of John H. and the late Faye R. Redd.
Miss Redd was a lifelong resident of Redd Run Road.
She was raised on a dairy farm, the second of five siblings, Linda Joyce (Higgins) of Washington, John Douglas, Barbara Kay and Richard Wade. Her sister, Linda, is her sole surviving sibling.
After graduating from Trinity Senior High School in June 1969, she spent her life working in professional roles that gave her the opportunity to serve, care for and inspire the people of Washington.
Miss Redd was a member of Laboratory Presbyterian Church and Martha Washington Garden Club. She was an avid bingo player and frequent winner on Friday nights at North Franklin Township Volunteer fire hall.
Surviving, in addition to her father and sister, are two children, Kimberly Redd-O’Brien (Patrick) of Washington and Timothy Redd of Silver Spring, Md., and several loving nieces and nephews.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Nichol Funeral Home, 1873 East Maiden Street, Washington. All are invited to join her children for a memorial service at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in Laboratory Presbyterian Church, 23 Manse Street, Washington. Luncheon and refreshments will be served immediately following. A toast to her life will follow later that evening at 7:30 p.m. in Kopper Kettle, Route 40, Washington. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Martha Washington Garden Club. Please call Joyce Streater, 724-225-2858, to arrange a contribution.
Please visit http://lucilleredd.forevermissed.com, where one can share memories and upload pictures of her to celebrate her life and memory. A guest book may also be viewed and signed at www.nicholfuneralhome.com.
Toni Ann Pate Stettler
Toni Ann Pate Stettler, 72, of Claysville, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 10, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington.
She was born September 26, 1940, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a daughter of the late Tony and Margaret Pate.
Mrs. Stettler was the beloved wife of 46 years of Carl V. Stettler.
She had a passion for reading and gardening in her spare time. She also enjoyed spending time on the Internet learning about politics and keeping up on current events, but most of all, she cherished the time she got to spend with her husband. She adored her cat, Scampy.
Mrs. Stettler’s smile and warm heart will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
At the family’s request, all services will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to Cremation and Funeral Care by Danielle Andy Belusko, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Donnell House, 10 Leet Street, Washington, PA 15301, 412-250-4500. Please view and sign the family’s guest book at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.
Mildred Elizabeth Toth
Parishioner of St. Ann’s Church
Mildred Elizabeth Toth, 81, of New Freeport, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, in her home, with her loving family by her side.
She was born February 28, 1932, in Homestead, a daughter of the late Michael and Mildred Klickovich Gress.
On August 21, 1954, she married Donald C. Toth, who survives. They resided in Bethel Park prior to moving to Greene County.
Also surviving are a daughter, Donna M. Toth of Waynesburg; three sons, Donald M. Toth of New Freeport, Robert J. Toth and wife Kathleen of Carmichaels and Richard A. Toth and wife Tracy of Cheswick; and six grandchildren, Rachel and Mitchell Warman and Reid, Tyler, Olivia and Alex Toth.
Deceased is a brother, Michael P. Gress.
Mrs. Toth was a wonderful mother, grandmother and homemaker. Her life was centered on spending time with her family.
She had served in the past as a judge of elections for New Freeport.
Mrs. Toth was Roman Catholic and a parishioner of St. Ann’s Church in Waynesburg.
Friends are invited to a memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, in St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 232 High Street, Waynesburg, with the Rev. Richard J. Thompson as celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Ann Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Paul M. Lesako, owner/director/supervisor. www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com
Debra Ann Veltri
Enjoyed spending time with grandchildren
Debra Ann Veltri, 63, of Washington, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington.
She was born October 26, 1949, in Greenbrae, Marin County, Calif., a daughter of Wilmer Townsend (Elaine) of Alabama and the late Faye Leona Gaffney Townsend.
Mrs. Veltri was a graduate of Novato High School and worked as a seamstress at Veltri Cleaners for 20 years.
She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and always enjoyed time with her close friends and family. She also enjoyed all outdoor activities, especially camping, boating, yard work and traveling, spending some of her best weekends at Tygart Lake.
Mrs. Veltri was Catholic.
On March 15, 1968, she married her husband of 45 years, Michael J. Veltri Sr., who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Michael (Lori) Veltri and Matthew (Hilary) Veltri, and a daughter, Michele (Gene) Mercer, all of Washington; a sister, Susan (Gerry) Wilson of Sonoma, Calif.; and five grandchildren, Andrew Mercer, Joey Mercer, Destinee Knox, Michael Veltri III and Marco Veltri.
Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 19. Memorial donations may be made to Donnell House, Hospice Care of Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Member of Grace U.M. Church
Helen Wonsettler, 92, of Grove City, passed away peacefully at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in her home.
A native of Washington, she was born August 30, 1920, a daughter of Curtis and Julia Aulency Burns.
She graduated from Washington Hospital School of Nursing in 1942 as a registered nurse. In November of that year, she married Dr. Donald E. Wonsettler, prior to his deployment with the U.S. Medical Corps to Southeast Asia. On his return in 1946, they moved to Grove City, where he set up his medical practice.
Mrs. Wonsettler was active in local community affairs, serving on the boards of the Visiting Nurses Association, the former Grove City Hospital Auxiliary and Women’s Club and as a volunteer at the American Red Cross Blood Bank and Blood Pressure Clinics.
She was a member of Grove City Country Club Ladies Golf Association for more than 50 years and enjoyed her Tuesdays and Thursdays spent on the course with friends. She also was active in several bridge groups.
Mrs. Wonsettler was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Sue Conaty and husband Bill of Florida and New Hampshire; granddaughters Kelly Conaty and Kimberly Hollely and husband David, both of New York; daughter-in-law Pamm Wonsettler of Wisconsin; and grandaughter Amy Snrka and husband Ryan and their daughter Maylin, also of Wisconsin.
Deceased are her husband, Donald; son Thomas; and grandson Nathan Wonsettler.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, in the chapel at Grace United Methodist Church, 210 South Broad Street, Grove City, with the Rev. Willard Morse presiding. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a favorite charity.
Funeral arrangements will be handled by Cunningham Funeral Home Inc., Grove City.