Obituaries March 21

March 20, 2013

Wray E. Amon

Beloved husband, father was proud business owner

Wray E. “Big Wray” Amon, 61, of Washington, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

He was born June 5, 1951, a son of Mae Amon and the late Samuel Amon.

Mr. Amon was the beloved husband of 40 years of Betty Jo Amon; loving father of Wray (Tanya) Amon Jr. of Washington, April (Phil) Frye of Meadow Lands, Lisa (Cliff) Warnick of Washington and Kelly (Dean) Chubb of Ohio; brother of Sam, Cathy, Barb, Ed and Dennis; and grandfather of Philip, Chloe, Cooper and Emma.

Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was very grateful to be close with his cousin, Dale.

He enjoyed singing karaoke, fishing and watching wrestling.

Mr. Amon was the proud owner of U-Name-it-Bargain Shop.

Most importantly, he adored and loved his grandchildren. His sense of humor and smile will be dearly missed.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Cremation and Funeral Care by Danielle Andy Belusko, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-260-55467. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 22, in Faith United Presbyterian Church, 900 East Beau Street, Washington, PA 15301.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, or Faith United Presbyterian Church. Please view and leave condolences in the family’s guest book at

Gertrude A. Archer

Enjoyed socializing with friends and neighbors

Gertrude A. Archer, 80, of Pittsburgh, formerly of West Alexander and Claysville, died at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Transitions Healthcare Autumn Grove Nursing and Rehab Center in Harrisville, after being in failing health for the past several years.

She was born February 5, 1933, in Wheeling, W.Va., a daughter of the late Wishart and Lucy Geho Supler.

Mrs. Archer had resided in Dallas, W.Va., Claysville, West Alexander and West Finley Township, prior to moving to Pittsburgh in 2006.

She was a member of Roney’s Point Presbyterian Church in Triadelphia, W.Va., and Dallas Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Archer was a graduate of the former Triadelphia High School.

She was last employed in the housekeeping department of the former Quality Inn in Dallas Pike, W.Va., prior to retiring in 2004.

Mrs. Archer enjoyed baking and socializing with her many friends and neighbors, as long as her health permitted.

On September 29, 1962, she married Robert Wayne Archer, who died December 27, 2003.

Surviving are a daughter, Rebecca (Becky), wife of Aymen Alsalehi of Pittsburgh (Franklin Park); a grandson, Matthew D. Alsalehi; two sisters, Dorothy Kerekes of Canonsburg and Shirley Archer of Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Edward, husband of Ann Supler of Dallas; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, are a sister, Eleanor Smilia, and a brother, Galen Supler.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no public visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at 10 a.m. Friday, March 22, in West Alexander Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer Disease Research Center, Attention Leslie Dunn, MPH, ADRC Administrator, University of Pittsburgh, UPMC-Montefiore, Four West, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2582.

Julius A. Bartman

Owned, operated Angelo’s in Monongahela

Julius A. “Jook” Bartman, 84, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Mon Valley Care Center, Monongahela.

He was born January 21, 1929, in Gallatin, a son of the late Julius T. and Anna Crnjar Bartman.

For 40 years, he and his wife, Stella, owned and operated Angelo’s Restaurant in Monongahela, where he loved to be with customers and friends and was famous for his delectable soups.

Mr. Bartman was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church for 50 years. He was a life member of BPOE Lodge 455, where he played in its golf and euchre leagues.

He was an avid outdoorsman. He and his wife enjoyed trips to their mountain home for a time to relax and fish. He loved all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He especially looked forward to attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Surviving are five sons, Timothy Bartman and wife Denise, Terrence Bartman and wife Nancy, Robert Bartman and wife Cheri, David Bartman and wife Debra, all of Monongahela, and Ronald Bartman and wife Lisa of Finleyville; grandchildren Jodi Lin Hillman and husband Ken, Crystal Bartman and fiance Josh, Luke, Addy, Shanna, Jared, Jenna and Joe, Julia, Jillian, Alec and Chelsea Bartman and Eric and Shane Mele; great-grandchildren Alin Mor and Nolan Gray; brothers James Bartman of Fredericktown and Gerald Bartman and wife Carol of Ohio; sister Eleanor Kaczinsky of the state of California; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Stella Dicesore Bartman, who died November 17, 2011; a son, Randy Bartman; and a grandson, Jess Bartman.

Friends will be received from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday in Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, in Transfiguration Church, Monongahela, with the Rev. William Terza as celebrant. Inurnment will be private in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, Landmarks Building, 100 West Station Square Drive, 1st Floor, Suite 1900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Condolences may be made to the family at

Joseph Maylan Cikovic Jr.

U.S. Army vet retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel

Joseph Maylan Cikovic Jr., 90, of Burgettstown, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in his home.

He was born September 22, 1922, in Langeloth, a son of the late Joseph M. and Mary Cikovic Sr.

Prior to retirement, Mr. Cikovic was employed by Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel.

Mr. Cikovic was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II.

Surviving are two sons, Bernard (Margaret Ann) Cikovic of Palm Beach, Fla., and Randy Cikovic of Burgettstown; four grandchildren, Carter and Sydney Cikovic and Tiffany and Ben Cikovic; a great-grandchild; and a sister, Nancy Mikula of Burgettstown.

Deceased are his wife, Geraldine Prado Cikovic, who died February 5, 1995; two daughters, Donna Cikovic and Trudy Lynn Cikovic; and three sisters.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no visitation. Other arrangements will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are being handled by Taucher Funeral Home, Burgettstown. For further information and condolences, please visit

Lois Jean Cloutman

Bell Telephone operator was St. Patrick Church member

Lois Jean Cloutman, 79, formerly of Canonsburg, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013, in her home in Carlisle.

She was born August 24, 1933, in Canonsburg, a daughter of the late Louis and Estelle Kosharsky Cook.

Mrs. Cloutman was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Canonsburg and in Carlisle.

She was a 1951 graduate of Canonsburg High School.

Mrs. Cloutman worked as a telephone operator with Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, crocheting and helping the needy. In addition of living in Canonsburg, she lived in Friendswood, Texas, Chambersburg and Carlisle.

Surviving are two daughters, Melinda (Gerald) MacDonald of Reston, Va., and Debra (Jeffrey) Dortch of Carlisle; and four grandchildren, Mary Katharine, Jacob, Leo and Madeline.

Deceased, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Lester N. Cloutman, and brother Stanley B. Cook.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in her memory to International Rett Syndrome Foundation, 4600 Devitt Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45246. To view or extend condolences, please visit

Glenn Clinton Clutter Sr.

Dairy farmer, GM employee was 32nd-degree Mason

Glenn Clinton Clutter Sr., 88, of Salisbury, Md., departed this life Monday, March 11, 2013, in his home.

He was born November 23, 1924, in Charleroi, a son of the late John Clinton Clutter and Roseanne Duff Clutter and adopted parents Howard and Ruth Amos Clutter.

Mr. Clutter was a dairy farmer and a General Motors employee.

He was past Master and 50-year member of Masonic Lodge 237 in Beallsville and a 32nd-degree Mason.

Mr. Clutter was Christian and a member and greeter of Allen Memorial Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Dorothy Gray Clutter; three children, James Charles Clutter and wife Cindra of Salisbury, Susan Joyce Waugh and husband Joseph of Kernersville, N.C., and Glenn Clinton Clutter Jr. and wife Lori of Williamsport; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Deceased is a sister, Beulah Kotch.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 22, in Allen Memorial Baptist Church, Salsibury, with the Rev. William Warren officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Allen Memorial Baptist Church, 1303 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804.

Virginia M. Hecht

Colorado resident born in Canonsburg

Virginia M. Hecht, 84, of Englewood, Colo., went to be with her Lord Monday, March 11, 2013, with her family by her side.

She was born November 16, 1928, in Canonsburg, a daughter of the late John and Edna Neill Daugherty.

Mrs. Hecht was a 1946 graduate of Canonsburg High School.

She was a former member of Chartiers Hill United Presbyterian Church in Canonsburg and was a member of Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church in Englewood at the time of her death.

Mrs. Hecht belonged to several charitable and civic organizations.

She loved nature, gardening, sewing, cooking and reading and studying the Bible.

On October 29, 1955, she married Dr. Manfred H. Hecht, who died September 7, 1982.

Surviving are three daughters, Karen Rogan and husband Gary of Centennial, Colo., Monica Sawyer and husband David of Denver, Colo., and Susan M. Hecht of Littleton, Colo.; three grandchildren, Jessica Rogan and James and Abigail Sawyer; and many nieces and nephews.

Deceased are a son, Manfred Curt Hecht; a brother, John Daugherty; and three sisters, Elizabeth O’Bryon, Dorothy Deakin and Margaret Spadaro.

Friends will be received from 1 to 1:30 p.m., the time of service, Saturday, March 23, in Chartiers Hill United Presbyterian Church, Canonsburg, with the Rev. Donald C. Austin officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, PA 15342. In lieu of flowers, the family suggets memorial contributions be made to Chartiers Hill United Presbyterian Church, 2230 Washington Road, Canonsburg, PA 15317. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at

Christopher McHenry

Services for Christopher McHenry, who died Monday, March 4, 2013, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in Unity Presbyterian Church, Graysville.

Lucille F. Redd

Member of Laboratory Church

Lucille F. Redd, 61, of Washington, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington.

She was 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.

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, 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

William E. Reese

William E. Reese of Washington, a former employee of Observer Publishing Co., passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Cranberry Place.

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

Elizabeth J. Timco

Member of Wright’s U.M. Church

Elizabeth J. “Betty” Timco, 83, of Finleyville, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in her home.

She was born November 29, 1929, in West Mifflin, a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Puskar Zedo.

Mrs. Timco was a homemaker.

She was a member of Wright’s United Methodist Church in Venetia.

Surviving are a son, Robert Tenner and wife Cil of Finleyville; a daughter, Sharon Chornyak of Plain City, Ohio, and fiancé George Marton of Monroeville; a brother, Edward Zedo and wife Rose of West Mifflin; three grandchildren, Joseph Chornyak, Robert Tenner and Erika Talaga and husband Bill; two nephews, David and John Zedo; and other nieces and nephews.

Deceased is her husband, Howard “Ed” Timco, who died in October 2011.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Kegel Funeral Home Inc., Tim P. Kegel, supervisor, 3560 Washington Avenue, Finleyville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, with Rev. Tom Hoeke officiating. Private internment will be in Finleyville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Wright’s Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia, PA 15367.

Sherry D. Watson

Member of Apostolic Christian Temple

Sherry D. Watson, 61, of Washington, died at 9:52 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, in Hadley Hospital, Washington, D.C., after a lengthy illness.

She was born September 7, 1951, in Washington, a daughter of the late Floyd W. Watson Sr. and Thelma V. Chandler Watson Davis.

Ms. Watson was a member of Apostolic Christian Temple in Washington.

She was once employed at Brockway Glass.

Ms. Watson attended Washington High School.

She loved her time spent with family and friends and loved to play bingo.

Surviving are a daughter, Thelma-Jo Watson Smith (Shennan Smith); two sons, Ramont Small (Tiffany) of Monessen and James Prince Jr. of Canonsburg; a brother, Floyd Watson Jr. (Patricia Patterson) of Washington; six grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Deceased are two sisters, Julia Mae Watson and JoAnn Reed.

There will be a memorial service held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, in Apostolic Temple Church, 164 West Wylie Avenue, Washington, with Pastor Myron Jones officiating.



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