Obituaries April 4

April 3, 2013

Carole Jean McClenathan Becker

A memorial service for Carole Jean McClenathan Becker, who died March 10, 2013, in Winder, Ga., will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, PA 15342, 724-745-2350.

Emma McFall Danley

Emma “Mickey” McFall Danley, 56, of Canonsburg, formerly of Washington, died unexpectedly Monday, April 1, 2013, in Washington Hospital.

She was born July 8, 1956, in Washington, a daughter of William and Katherine Voytek McFall.

Mrs. Danley was a graduate of Trinity High School.

At the time of her death, she had been employed for 22 years as a cook for Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington campus.

She cherished her dog, Mary Lou.

Mrs. Danley enjoyed shopping and house projects.

She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Washington.

Surviving are a son, Dana V. “JR” Danley Jr. of Youngstown, Ohio; four brothers, William McFall Jr., David McFall, John (Janet) McFall and Ronald McFall, all of Washington; three grandchildren, Dylan, Ashlyn and Auston; and several nieces and nephews.

Also surviving is her former husband, Dana V. Danley Sr. of Washington.

Deceased are two brothers, Richard and Jesse McFall; an infant sister; and her companion, John W. Thomas.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Hummell & Jones Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, Thomas W. Hummell, supervisor, Douglas M. Jones, director. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in Presbyterian SeniorCare Chapel, 835 South Main Street, Washington. The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to St. Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Messages of condolence may be left at

Marilyn Seibert McMillen

Marilyn Seibert McMillen, 83, of Prosperity, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington.

She was born January 30, 1930, in Canonsburg, a daughter of Leon Richard and Amelia Schade Seibert.

Mrs. McMillen received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Penn State University, where she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She taught in McGuffey schools for 20 years. She was a member of Ten Mile Power Squadron and was an avid sports fan.

On June 26, 1950, she married Shrader William McMillen Jr., who died June 23, 2004.

Surviving are three daughters, Susan Villar of North Oaks, Minn., Kathleen Tate of Roanoke, Va., and Lynne Miller of Washington; a son, Richard McMillen of Canonsburg; 11 grandchildren, Michael and David Villar, Christopher, Leigh, Matthew and Annie Hancock, Ean, Andrew and Emilie Miller and Richard and Gary McMillen; and five great-grandchildren, Caroline, Kathryn, William, Lawson and Coleman.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Beinhauer-Bogan Funeral Home, 164 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-5810, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Interment will be in Oak Spring Cemetery, Chartiers Township. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Hospice Care of Washington Hospital, 10 Leet Street, Washington, PA 15301. Please view or add tributes at

Leonard E. Shuder

Leonard E. Shuder, 86, of Connellsville, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in his home.

He was born April 26, 1926, in Hackett, a son of the late Anthony and Rose Trobentar Shuder.

Mr. Shuder was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville.

He was a combat veteran having served with the Marine Corps during World War II.

Mr. Shuder was a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Class of 1950.

Prior to his retirement, he worked for more than 30 years as a commercial artist at the Anchor Hocking Cap Plant.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen Martik; children Mark Shuder of Connellsville, Brad Shuder and wife Karen of Avon, Ohio, and Therese Soboslay and husband John of Amherst, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Rose Shuder of Kings Park, N.Y.; grandchildren Leo, Ellie, Kara, Erica, Jeffery, Michael, Stephen and Mary; great-grandchildren Micah, Anna and Phoebe; two brothers, Robert and Gary Shuder; and a sister, Ruth Rehonic.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Bruce (in infancy) and Clay Shuder.

Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, when prayers of transfer will be held in Paul G. Fink Funeral Home Inc., 418 North Pittsburgh Street, Connellsville. A funeral Mass will follow at 10:45 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with Father Robert Lubic as celebrant. Interment will follow in Finleyville Cemetery.? In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. Vincent DePaul Society, 70 North Mt. Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, 724-439-9188. Full military rites will be accorded in the funeral home by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 21 and American Legion Posts 301 and 762.

Lance O. Weaver

Lance O. Weaver, 86, of Waynesburg, died at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Washington Hospital.

He was born Thursday, October 7, 1926, in West Bethlehem Township, a son of the late Guy A. Weaver and Nellie Lewis Weaver.

Mr. Weaver served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, ending his tour going around the world on the U.S.S. Marquette after the war ended. He also had an even more enjoyable cruise to Alaska with his entire family, in 2007, to celebrate his and his wife’s 60th anniversary and 80th birthdays.

He was most recently a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church but had been a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church for more than 70 years, having served as church moderator for many years.

Mr. Weaver was extremely active in Lions Club, serving as Lions 14-M district governor in 1974-75. He served as president of Waynesburg Lions Club in 1968-69, and served as treasurer of the club for more than 35 years. He also served as the district chairman for Pennsylvania Lions Sight Conservation and Eye Research Foundation for 37 years and was on its board of directors for six years. He was a member of the board of directors of Beacon Lodge Camp for the Blind for 29 years. He was a Melvin Jones Fellow, a Pennsylvania Lions Fellow and a Ross DiMarco Fellow.

He was a member of Waynesburg Lodge 153, Free and Accepted Masons, a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of Valley of Pittsburgh Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite and a life member of Shriners International.

Mr. Weaver also was a member of James Farrell Post 330 American Legion in Waynesburg.

In his leisure time, he enjoyed bass fishing and travel.

Mr. Weaver worked for 28 years for PennDOT, retiring in 1988 as equipment manager.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Loretta Topolsky Weaver, whom he married February 10, 1948.

Also surviving are a son and his wife, Jeffrey L.(Robin) Weaver of St. Louis, Mo.; two grandchildren, Michele Weaver and Daniel Weaver; a great-grandchild, Skylar Hahn; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Weaver was the last of his immediate family.

Deceased are a daughter, Lynn Weaver, who died in infancy; a sister, Mildred Sherry; and three brothers, Floyd Weaver, Roy Weaver and Chester Weaver.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, with Pastor Frank Vucic officiating. Burial will be in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township. Graveside military rites will be accorded by James Farrell American Legion Post 330 of Waynesburg and representatives of the U.S. Navy. The Waynesburg Lions Club will hold memorial services at 6 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The family ask that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Pennsylvania Lions Sight Conservation and Eye Research Foundation Inc. (checks made to PLSCERF) and sent to Robert W. Miller, PID, 18 Pine Road, Box 6, Orwigsburg, PA 17961. Information is available at



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