Obituaries April 7

April 6, 2013

Betty J. Brown

Betty J. Brown, 87, of Washington, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, unexpectedly in the Washington Hospital emergency room.

She was born November 20, 1925, in West Middletown, a daughter of the late Clarence Ray and Martha Kelley Jacobs.

Mrs. Brown was a homemaker and formerly was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church.

She volunteered with many foster children and was a foster grandparent for so many loving children. She loved the kids like she loved her very own, and they were the loves of her life.

On February 11, 1948, she married Clyde A. Brown Sr., who died February 13, 1995.

Surviving are her children, two sons, Charles N. Brown of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Clyde A. (Kelley) Brown Jr. of Washington, and a daughter, Marva Louise (Terrell) Jenkins of Cincinnati; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several cousins; and nieces and nephews.

Deceased are four brothers, Charles Lender, Robert Jacobs, John Jacobs and Clarence (Dink) Jacobs; two sisters, Emma Treadway and Mary Olive Jacobs; and stepmother Victoria Jacobs.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in Warco-Falvo Funeral Home Inc., Wilson at E. Katherine avenues, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the funeral home, with the Rev. William Burgess officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian SeniorCare, 835 South Main Street Washington, PA 15301. Condolences may be expressed at

Edward A. Crawford

Additional information has been received for the obituary of Edward A. Crawford, published Saturday.

Surviving is a brother, Michael Demo of Canonsburg.

Randall L. Dusha

Randall L. Dusha, 62, of Clarksville, died Friday, April 5, 2013, in UPMC-Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh, from injuries received in an automobile accident.

He was born May 29, 1950, in Waynesburg, a son of the late Walter F. and Elizabeth Calhoun Dusha.

Mr. Dusha was a graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School and the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics.

He worked for more than 20 years as an airline mechanic for U.S. Airways.

Mr. Dusha enjoyed spending time with his family and loved to play golf.

Surviving are his wife, Theresa Beacon Dusha; two daughters, Felicia Dusha of Clarksville and Andria Dusha of Carmichaels; four grandchildren, Luke, Keira, Arayleeus and Eonie; three sisters, Sandee Shimo (Mo) of Washington, Peggy Durbin (Bob) of Ellicott City, Md., and Jody Zavora (Len) of Charleroi; and a brother, John (Jack) Dusha of Clarksville.

Deceased is a daughter, Melissa Dusha Bates.

A memorial service will be held at a time to be announced. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Greene County, 183 Jefferson Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370. Arrangements are being handled by Behm Funeral Homes Inc., Jefferson. Condolences may be offered at

William M. Haines

William M. Haines, 62, of McDonald, Cecil Township, died Friday, April 5, 2013, in St. Clair Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born April 7, 1950, in Imperial, a son of the late James C. and Bessie Cox Haines.

Mr. Haines was a truck driver for Silhol Builders Supply, a member of St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church and served in the Air National Guard.

He was an animal lover and enjoyed fishing. He also enjoyed playing and listening to music, especially polkas.

Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Rosalie Baldigowski Haines; daughters Sara and Allison Haines, both of McDonald; and sisters Mary Westbrook of Georgia, Doris Geyser of Pittsburgh and Rosalie (James) Lawson of Virginia.

Deceased are two brothers and three sisters.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Thomas-Little Funeral Service Inc., 314 West Lincoln Avenue, McDonald, 724-926-2800. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, in St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, McDonald. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 777 Penn Center Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15235, or St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, 219 West Lincoln Avenue, McDonald, PA 15057.

Please sign the guest book at

Willa Jean Froats Hampson

Willa Jean Froats Hampson, 67, of Burgettstown, passed away unexpectedly Friday, April 5, 2013, in Washington Hospital.

She was born May 24, 1945, in Burgettstown, a daughter of Wilma Boni Froats Nickolay and husband Bernard of Burgettstown and the late George Allen Froats Sr.

After graduating from Union High School, Burgettstown, in 1963, she worked for Farm Restaurant in Hanover Township, Tri-State Drive-In in Slovan and retired in 2004 from Petrucci’s Shop ’n Save, Burgettstown.

A generous and giving person, she enjoyed her home and flower gardening and cared for others her entire life.

Her husband, Charles E. “Chuck” Hampson Sr., died December 12, 2003.

Surviving are a daughter, Tammy Craig of Burgettstown; two grandsons, William David Hampson of Burgettstown and Ryan Vladich of Slovan; a stepson, Charles E. Hampson Jr. of Pittsburgh; two brothers, George Froats and wife Carol of Bulger and Richard Froats and wife Bernadette of Burgettstown; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to her father and husband, are two brothers, John Froats and Henry T. Froats Sr.; and a stepdaughter, Melanie Hampson.

Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday in Lee & Martin Funeral Home, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, with the Rev. Dan Ekas officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Florence.

Because of all the selfless deeds Mrs. Hampson did throughout her life, if so desired, memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Washington City Mission, 84 West Wheeling Street, Washington, PA 15301.

Charles Kirk Jr.

Charles Kirk Jr., formerly of Eighty Four, quietly passed to his heavenly reward January 16, 2013, in Veterans Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.

He was born January 23, 1949, the oldest son of the late Charles and Stella Kirk of Venetia.

Mr. Kirk was a 1969 graduate of Monongahela High School.

Surviving are his wife, Linda; four stepchildren and 13 grandchildren of Missouri and California; sisters Norma Handra, Juanita Sabarese and Chief Master Sgt. Beverly Todd; brother Bill; and 15 nieces and nephews, all residing in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Mr. Kirk was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1969 to 1976, with tours of duty in Vietnam, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, March AFB, Calif., and Whiteman AFB, Mo.

He lived in Fontana, Calif., for 30 years, then for three years in Kansas City.

Mr. Kirk was a lifelong Steelers fan and NASCAR enthusiast and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

A memorial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 12, in Harmon Creek Community Church, Burgettstown. He will be laid to rest at 12:30 a.m. in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township, with full military honors. A gathering for friends and family will follow at Finleyville Community Center. Condolences may be sent to

Johnetta Sayre

Johnetta “Peg” Sayre, 86, of Washington, died Friday, April 5, 2013, in her home.

She was born July 4, 1926, in Washington, a daughter of John and Gertrude Devore Armstrong.

Mrs. Sayre was a graduate of Trinity High School.

She was a homemaker who previously worked at Reichart Furniture and sold Sarah Coventry Jewelry.

Mrs. Sayre enjoyed reading, knitting, quilting and solving crossword puzzles.

She was a member of Third United Presbyterian Church.

On June 26, 1961, she married Arthur L. Sayre, who died April 19, 1988.

Surviving are two sons, John L. Sayre and Arthur L. “Larry” Sayre II, both of Washington; two daughters, Ruth Anna Barbour and Jonita M. Amonette (Terry), both of LaVergne, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Shannon Asbury, Schenley Chambers, Amber Sayre and Jacob and Noah Amonette; and three great-grandchildren, Jorden Sayre and Jayce and Jayd Henderson.

Deceased are two sisters, Betty Hull and Ruth Hayes, and a brother, Clarence “Bud” Armstrong.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, with the Rev. Thomas Bellhy officiating. Burial will follow in West Middletown Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 60 East Maiden Street, Washington, PA 15301; or to Autism Speaks, 8035 McKnight Road, Suite 301, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

Additional information and a guest book are available at

Charles William Schmalz

Charles William Schmalz, 71, of Washington, died Friday, April 5, 2013, in Washington Hospital, following a brief illness.

He was born February 1, 1942, in Canonsburg, a son of Charles F. Schmalz of Houston and the late Martha Frazier Schmalz.

Mr. Schmalz was a graduate of Chartiers High School and the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy.

From 1961 until 1964, he served in the U.S. Army.

A delivery driver, he was very handy mechanically and enjoyed repairing radios and bicycles.

Mr. Schmalz was a member of First Christian Church in Canonsburg.

Surviving, in addition to his father, are two brothers, David and Richard Schmalz, and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased is a brother, Donald Schmalz.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no public visitation or services. William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd. is handling the arrangements.

Additional information and a guest book are available at

Charles Sutton Jr.

Charles Sutton Jr., 69, of Washington, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Washington Hospital.

Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Lantz Funeral Home Inc., 121 Ridge Avenue, Washington, Aaron S. Lantz, supervisor.

Donald L. Williams

Donald L. “Don” Williams was born in Pittsburgh and passed away March 17, 2013, in Mountain View, Calif., at the age of 84. Although he had medical issues over the last few years, his death was unexpected.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara; children Debby Williams, Donna Williams-Cyr, Tammy Glaser (Chris), Toni Wolfe and John Doebler; granddaughters Katie and Rebecca; great-grandson Ethan; former son-in-law, Ric Cyr; and many stepsiblings, nieces and nephews. His family and friends will miss him.

Deceased are siblings Helen and Tom Williams, Mary Cowden, Tommy Williams, Nada Williams, Tracy Jean Williams and Dona Wolfe.

Mr. Williams served proudly in the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton. After his discharge, he completed his education at Waynesburg College with a degree in organic chemistry.

He began his career as a salesman in the East, working for Perkin Elmer, Fisher Scientific and F&M Corp. After Hewlett-Packard Co. acquired F&M in the early 1960s, he returned to California, settling in the Los Angeles area to help establish an analytical chemistry sales force for HP on the West Coast. In 1973, Mr. Williams was asked to manage one of HP’s first consumer products “stores,” coinciding with the introduction of the HP80 handheld financial calculator. He left HP in 1975 and until his retirement in 1993, held various positions at Exxon Mobil and Apple.

His first and greatest love was his family. The other joys in his life were watching the Steelers and the USC Trojans, golf, coin collecting and cruising.

A celebration of his life with a reception will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, in Nation Funeral Home Inc., 220 East Lincoln Avenue, McDonald. Following a memorial service at the funeral home at 11 a.m., according to Mr. Williams’ wishes, he will be laid to rest with his family at Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in honor of his great-grandson, Ethan Heitner, to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1460. Gifts should be specified for the Tampa hospital.



blog comments powered by Disqus