Obituaries April 9

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Jacqueline D. Bouchard

Jacqueline “Jackie” D. Bouchard, 49, of McMurray, passed away after a long battle with leukemia and complications.


Born April 13, 1963, in Chicago, Ill., she was a daughter of Dolores Loparco and the late Arthur Bouchard.


She was the loving sister of Cynthia T. Bouchard, Jean M. (Dave) Curran, Thomas A. (Bonnie) Bouchard, Michael A. (Monica) Bouchard and Richard P. Bouchard; cherished godmother of Brandon A. (Rachel) Bouchard; and dear aunt of Beau Bouchard, Nick Curran and Nicole Curran. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles and cousins.


She also leaves her beloved dog, Bianca.


Ms. Bouchard was a 1981 graduate of Peters Township High School and a 1985 graduate of Slippery Rock University.


She was a life member of American Legion Auxiliary, Illini Girls State, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 764 Ladies Auxiliary and the SNPJ club in Lawrence.


Ms. Bouchard was the proud owner of several businesses: Pizza Works (Monaca), Bandanas (Carnegie) and Hollywood Deli (Robinson). A former employee of Verizon, she accepted a position in management at Little Ceasars prior to her illness.


She was a scholar athlete in soccer, softball and volleyball. She also played soccer for Slippery Rock University.


Ms. Bouchard enjoyed karaoke and singing, cooking, playing the piano and the guitar, bingo and following her niece and nephews in many sporting events.


Her generous heart helped out many in her lifetime, and her laugh will be missed by many.


Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Cremation & Funeral Care by Danielle Andy Belusko, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, April 12, in St. Benedict the Abbot Catholic Church, 120 Abington Drive, McMurray. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Jacqueline Bouchard Leukemia Fund, Citizens Bank, 4007 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at www.lls.org. Please view and sign the family’s guest book at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.


Robert B. Brownlee

Robert B. Brownlee, 71, of Oswego, N.Y., formerly of Claysville, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 7, 2013, in his home.


Arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville.


A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.


Richard W. Castagna

Richard W. Castagna, 64, of Washington County, formerly of Jefferson Hills, died Sunday, April 7, 2013.


He was the father of Richard Michael Castagna and Nadine Hammond, with whom his love made a home with Dillon Hammond and McKenna Hammond; and brother of Susan (Lenny) Kees, Dominick (Roslyn) Castagna, Robert (Dana) Castagna, Karen Carper and Diane (Ken) Suss. Also surviving are six nephews, two nieces, seven great-nephews, two great-nieces, several aunts and cousins.


Mr. Castagna was co-owner of Cast and Baker Corp., which began in 1985.


He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.


Mr. Castagna loved riding motorcycles and supported the Wounded Warriors Project. He was a huge Penguins and Steelers fan and loved the beach.


Funeral arrangements are by Beinhauer Funeral Home. Friends are welcome from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-941-3211, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 12. Interment will be in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township, with full military honors. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project. Please add or view tributes at www.beinhauer.com.


Joyce Clelland

Joyce Clelland, 56, of Jefferson, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 7, 2013,in UPMC-Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh.


Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Behm Funeral Homes Inc., Jefferson.


A complete obituary and arrangements will appear in a later edition.


Bonnie G. Truffa Connors

Bonnie G. Truffa Connors, 72, of Monongahela, died Monday, April 8, 2013, in Monongahela Valley Hospital.


Born September 27, 1940, in New Eagle, she was a daughter of the late Ernest “Banjo” and Vincenza “Vee” Suppo Truffa-Magiske.


Ms. Connors had worked at various grocery stores over the years, and, after raising her family, she began working for the Bethel Park Foodland, where she retired in 2003 as a manager.


A 1958 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School, she was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (Transfiguration Church) in Monongahela.


Ms. Connors enjoyed watching the Steelers and playing cards with her friends, but most of all enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.


Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Donna L. and Aaron J. Vaccari of Monongahela; a brother Ernest Jr. and wife Joyce Truffa of Canonsburg; a sister, Joyce and husband Alex DeRosa of Erie; a stepbrother, David and wife Linda Magiske of Forward Township; three grandchildren, Christopher, Elysia, and Connor Vaccari; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Preceding her in death were her stepfather, Michael Magiske; a stepbrother, Dwayne Magiske; and a sister-in-law, Norma June Truffa.


Friends will be received in Marshall Marra Funeral Home, 216 Chess Street, Monongahela, 724-258-6767, marshallmarrafuneralhome.com, from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral prayers will begin in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, followed at 11:30 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church, with Father William Terza as celebrant. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.


Robert T. France

Robert T. France, 58, of Peters Township, formerly of California, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 7, 2013.


He was the cherished companion and soul mate of 37 years to Barb Cisko.


Born January 31, 1955, in Inglewood, Calif., he was a son of Alice France of Peters Township and the late Thomas France.


He was the beloved father of the late Jacquelyn Nicol; loving brother of Timothy (Tracy) France of Eighty Four, Todd France of Strabane and Tracee France of Washington; and dear uncle of Amanda, Austin, Quentin, Arionna and Michael.


Mr. France had a true love for animals and nature. He was a proud coin collector and numismatist who cherished his coin collection. He was known to his family as the “jack-of-all-trades.” He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.


Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Cremation & Funeral Care by Danielle Andy Belusko, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-260-5546. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, in St. Patrick Church, 317 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-6560. Everyone please meet at the church. Please view and sign the family’s guest book at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.


Deja Nicole Fulmore

Deja Nicole Fulmore, 17, of Canonsburg, died unexpectedly Monday, April 8, 2013, in her home.


She was born December 20, 1995, in Washington, a daughter of Audrey Reed of Canonsburg and Michael Fulmore of Pittsburgh.


Ms. Fulmore was a member of the junior class at Canon-McMillan High School.


Also surviving, in addition to her parents, are three brothers, Darwin Butler of Canonsburg and Michael and Mason Fulmore, both of Pittsburgh; a sister, Kristen Fulmore of Pittsburgh; her paternal grandfather, William Fulmore of Pittsburgh; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.


Deceased are grandparents Marie Reed, Vickie Grace and Harvey Hall Sr.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, Phillip L. Sollon, director.


Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 12, in the funeral home, with the Rev. Harvey Hall Jr. and the Rev. Brent Furlong officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg. Please visit www.sollon.com for additional information and to view and leave condolences.


John Gagliardi

John “Ponce” Gagliardi, 78, of Monongahela, died Monday, April 8, 2013, in Center for Compassionate Care.


Born December 16, 1934, in Monongahela, he was a son of the late Antonio and Mary Surace Gagliardi.


Mr. Gagliardi had worked at the former Potter-McCune Co. in Monongahela until its closing in 1984. Following that, for many years he worked as the steward at Carroll Township American Legion Post 949. In 1992, he opened Ponce’s Place Bar and Restaurant in Monongahela, during which time he also took over ownership of Venanzi Beer Distributor until his retirement in 2006.


A 1952 graduate of Monongahela High School, he was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthony Church, in Monongahela and Carroll Township American Legion Post 949.


Mr. Gagliardi helped coach youth baseball. Anyone who knew him knew he was a generous man who always helped the community and anyone who was in need.


Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Judy Holzaphel Gagliardi, a son and daughter-in-law, John and Shannon Gagliardi, and two daughters, Barbara Gagliardi and Patty LaBrasca (Joseph Krempasky), all of Monongahela; three grandsons Pete LaBrasca, Chad Pierce and Robert Steele; two brothers, Albert Gagliardi and James and wife Mary Jane Gagliardi of Monongahela; a sister, Virginia and husband Louis Razzano of Grove City; two sisters-in-law, Thelma Bednar and Loma Young of Monongahela; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Preceding him in death were his sister and brother-in-law Teresa and Mike Dobas, and a sister-in-law, Lavina Gagliardi.


Friends will be received in Marshall Marra Funeral Home, 216 Chess Street, Monongahela, 724-258-6767, marshallmarrafuneralhome.com, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Funeral prayers will begin in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, followed at 10 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthony Church, with Father William Terza as celebrant. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Center for Compassionate Care, 50 Moffett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15243.


Samuel Douglas Garrett

Samuel Douglas Garrett, 63, of Washington, died Sunday, April 7, 2013, in UPMC-Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh.


He was born August 11, 1949, in Washington, a son of Mabel Loughman Garrett of Washington and the late Samuel D. Garrett.


Mr. Garrett was a 1967 graduate of Trinity High School.


He worked at the former Canon Plastics in Canonsburg.


Mr. Garrett enjoyed traveling, doing jigsaw and crossword puzzles and sports, especially golf and wrestling.


On April 28, 1973, he married Deborah Bush, who survives.


Also surviving are a daughter, Jennifer Garrett of Washington; a son, Steven Garrett (Bernice) of Waynesburg; three grandchildren, Summerlea, Holly and Jesse Garrett; two brothers, Robert Garrett and Carl “Butch” Garrett (Evelyn), both of Washington; and a sister, Bonnie McGowan (Thomas) of Scenery Hill.


A sister-in-law, Patricia Garrett, is deceased.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home, Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 11, with the Rev. Robert Neal officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at www.mcilvaine-speakman.com.


John H. Harter

John H. “Smokey” Harter, 79, of Washington, died Monday, April 8, 2013, in his home.


He was born December 17, 1933, in Washington, a son of the late George William Harter and Frances “Rachel” Anderson Harter.


Mr. Harter attended a one-room school in Lincoln Hill and in the 1950s was a Pennsylvania state marble champion.


For 33 years, he worked as a laborer for American Bridge and U.S. Steel Corp. in Ambridge. He worked for 17 years at X-Mark Industries in Washington.


Mr. Harter enjoyed playing cards, horse racing, gambling and going to the casinos.


On July 23, 1955, he married his wife of 55 years, Lily May Naylor, who died August 31, 2010.


Surviving are four daughters, Vickie Bedillion (Don) of Washington, Franny Pieper (David) of Marianna and Tracy Huffman (Zach Martin) and Jody Startare (Joseph), both of Washington; grandchildren Stacy Armstrong (Rob), Misty McMasters (Chucky), Tammy Bedillion, Nicole Pieper, Taylor Pieper, Morgan Pieper, Melissa Andreone (Rodger), Amanda Huffman, Savannah Startare and Jeremiah Startare; and great-grandchildren Rylie, Aaron, Lily and Lucas Andreone, and Alissa and Zane Garner. Also surviving are his best friends, Jim and Margaret Howard.


Deceased are a sister, Shirley Kauffman, and a brother, Billy Harter.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, with the Rev. Rick Bruckner officiating.


Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


Alyssa Nicole Long

Alyssa Nicole Long, 6, went to heaven to be with the Lord April 6, 2013, at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, following an accident.


She was born November 28, 2006, in Washington, the lovely daughter of Kenneth Dale and Christy Lynne Shipe Long.


Alyssa was the light in any room she walked into. Her blue eyes sparkled with love and life. It was hard not to smile when she was around.


Alyssa’s life may have been short, but it was filled with joy, laughter and active fun.


Most recently, she was home-schooled by her mother, Christy.


She leaves behind her sister and best friend Becca, beloved dog GiGi and her loving Mom and Dad.


She loved riding her little tractor and rooting for her sister and cousin at the tractor pulls she attended.


Surviving in addition to her parents, are sister Rebecca Lynne Long; grandparents Ronald “Pappy” Wayne and Linda Hupp Shipe; grandmother Kimmie Celeste Long; uncle Michael Wayne Shipe; great-grandmother Margaret “Ma Ma” Mae Cox Shipe; and four cousins, Austin, McKenzie, Nathan and Olivia.


She is also survived by a number of other relatives who will miss her greatly.


Deceased are great-grandparents William “Pop Pop” Wayne Shipe and Elma Irene and Perry Barnhart.


Family and friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m., the time of funeral services, Wednesday, April 10, in Nichol Funeral Home, 1873 East Maiden Street, Washington, with the Rev. Bruce Bandel officiating. Private interment will be held at the family’s convenience. A guest book may be signed and viewed at www.nicholfuneralhome.com.


Betty J. Osso

Betty J. Osso, 80, of Evergreen, Colo., died Sunday, April 7, 2013, in the Life Care Center of Evergreen.


Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Waynesburg.


A complete obituary and arrangements will appear in a later edition.


Frindo Dalla Piazza

Frindo Dalla Piazza, 98, of Oakdale (North Fayette Township), died Monday, April 8, 2013, in Ohio Valley General Hospital, Kennedy Township.


He was born February 10, 1915, a son of the late Fortonato and Angelina Gumbalongo Dalla Piazza.


Mr. Dalla Piazza was a truck driver with Piazza Brothers Trucking Co.


He was a member of St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church.


Mr. Dalla Piazza enjoyed the Pirates, crafting with sea shells and woodworking, gardening and hunting.


Surviving are his children, Gerald (Tina) Piazza of Pittsburgh, Gilbert (Shirley) Piazza of Florida, Carole (Norman) Hall of Bulger and Denise (Bruce) Stickley of Imperial; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Bruno Dalla Piazza of Oakdale.


Deceased are his wife, Vera Pounds Dalla Piazza (2004); a grandson, Troy Piazza; and brothers and sisters Gilbert Dalla Piazza, Warren Dalla Piazza, Bill Dalla Piazza, Zelinda Montgomery, Carmella DeVandry, Ida Dalla Piazza and Olympia Mazzocco Elias.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday 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. Thursday, April 11, in St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, McDonald. Interment will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald. Please sign the guest book at thomas-littlefuneralservice.com.


Robert J. Schuster

Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Robert J. Schuster, 84, passed away in Penn Laird, Va., Saturday, April 6, 2013, after a lengthy bout with pancreatic cancer.


A son of the late Michael and Stella Gilles Schuster, Capt. Schuster was born in Midway.


A 1946 graduate of McDonald High School, he went on to Penn State University under a Navy scholarship.


Upon graduation from Penn State in 1950, he was commissioned as ensign in the U.S. Navy and received orders to a destroyer, operating out of Pearl Harbor. A short time after reporting onboard, his ship was deployed to Korea, where it operated in support of United Nations forces as part of Task Forces 77 and 95.


For the next 24 years, Capt. Schuster served in a wide variety of shipboard and shore assignments, ranging from Operation Ivy, the first test of a hydrogen bomb detonated off Eniwetok atoll in the South Pacific, to operations with the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea during the Suez and Lebanon crisis.


Subsequent to retirement from active duty, Capt. Schuster wrote three novels and a collection of sea stories based on his navy experiences, while at the same time avidly pursuing his hobbies of sailing, skiing and scuba diving.


Surviving are his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Shirley; five children, Michael Robert Schuster of Williamsburg, Va., Shirley Ann Mills of St. Inigoes, Md., Lt. retired U.S. Marine Corps Col. Daniel James Schuster of the Netherlands, Robert J. Schuster Jr. of Katy, Texas, and Pamela Roden Spann of Fort Myers, Fla.; five grandchildren, Anna Elizabeth Roden Spann of Boston, Mass., Edward R. Roden, a student at Florida State University, Jarrett James Mills, a student at the University of Alabama, Thomas James Schuster and Kyla Marie Schuster, living at home with their parents in Katy; and a sister, Lucille LeCouvre of San Diego, Calif.


Family members, good friends and neighbors showed loving care and support for Capt. Schuster.


A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Massanutten Presbyterian Church, Penn Laird, presided over by the Rev. John Leggett and the Rev. Ann Pettit. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to one’s favorite charity.


John M. Sfikas

John M. Sfikas, 79, of Canonsburg, died Monday, April 8, 2013, in UPMC-Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh.


Arrangements are incomplete and are entrusted to Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., Canonsburg.


A complete obituary will be published when arrangements are finalized.


Dorothy Louise Smith

Dorothy “Dort” Louise Smith, 87, of McDonald, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013, in ManorCare Health Services, McMurray.


She was born January 16, 1926, a daughter of the late Jules and Louisa Biout Mercier.


In her young years, she worked in Pittsburgh. In her later years, she was a maid at the Holiday Inn, Tonidale.


She was a very, very loving mother and wife. Mrs. Smith had many friends who loved being around her.


She was a lifelong member of Calvary United Presbyterian Church, where she attended with her husband and son.


Over the years, she was a member of the McDonald Garden Club, McDonald Women’s Club and was Past Worthy Matron (1985-86) of the McDonald Eastern Star Chapter 119.


An avid Steelers fan, her favorite players were Terry Bradshaw, Big Ben, Jack Lambert and Heath Miller.


She was proud of her clown collection and her drinking cup collection. She loved her family, doing plastic canvas, crafts and reading Sandra Brown romance novels. She was a very gifted cook and prepared anything for her family and friends.


Surviving are her husband, Charles R. “Toots” Smith, with whom she would have celebrated 65 years of marriage in July 2013. Also surviving are a son, Charles Louis “Tootie” Smith, and his partner, Sandi Lynn Albertini; a brother, John “Jake” Mercier of Cuddy; five nieces; and four nephews.


She will be sadly missed by her two four-legged friends, Miss Sweetie Pie and Miss Molly.


Deceased, in addition to her parents, are two brothers, Joseph Mercier, who was killed in Guam in World War II, and Louis Mercier.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Thomas-Little Funeral Service Inc., 314 West Lincoln Avenue, McDonald, 724-926-2800, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Interment will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald. Please sign the guest book at thomas-littlefuneralservice.com.


Kelly K. Sonneborn

Kelly K. Sonneborn, 42, of Nemacolin, died at 1:42 a.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013, in her home.


She was born Wednesday, October 7, 1970, in Waynesburg, a daughter of Meyer R. and Linda Smith Sonneborn of Myrtle Beach, S.C.


Ms. Sonneborn enjoyed watching “Duck Dynasty” and shopping. She especially enjoyed spending time with her daughter, Lucy.


She had worked as a dental assistant at Greensboro Clinic. She had also worked as a server at several different restaurants and had previously worked on a cruise liner.


In addition to her parents, surviving are a daughter, Lucy “Sunshine” David, at home; a brother and his wife, Aaron M. (Elizabeth Leigh) Sonneborn of Thorndale; maternal grandfather Jack V. Smith of Waynesburg; and several aunts, uncles and extended family.


Deceased are her maternal grandmother, Helen Smith, and paternal grandparents, Dr. Meyer and Loreen Sonneborn.


At the request of the family, there will be no public visitation or services. Services and burial are private with Pastor Ron Drake officiating. Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Pine Bank Cemetery. Information is online at www.milliken-throckmortonfh.com.


Beth Tustin

Beth Tustin, 58, of Washington, died Monday, April 8, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington.


She was born January 27, 1955, in Washington, a daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Cunningham Cowden.


Mrs. Tustin graduated from Trinity High School in 1972 and attended Beaver County Community College and Lock Haven University, where she received her bachelor’s degree.


She was a police officer for South Strabane Township, retiring in 1998 after 21 years of service.


Mrs. Tustin was a member of Canonsburg FOP Lodge 22 and the Women’s Auxiliary of American Legion Post 175 in Washington.


She enjoyed crafts and traveling, especially trips to Disney World.


On April 20, 1993, she married Donald H. Tustin, who survives.


Also surviving are a sister, Ann Cowden of Elyria, Ohio; a brother, Don Cowden (Darla) of Hickory; two sisters-in-law, Jean Bedillion (Gary) of Hickory and Carol Schwartz (Don) of Canonsburg; and many nieces and nephews.


At the request of the deceased, all services will be private. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Donnell House, in care of Hospice Care of the Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301. Arrangements have been entrusted to McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at www.mcilvaine-speakman.com.


Charles L. Wilson

Charles L. “Chuck” Wilson, 84, of Washington, died at 12:55 a.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.


He was born March 9, 1929, in Washington, a son of the late Gordon A. and Maude Bauer Wilson Sr.


Mr. Wilson was a member of Immaculate Conception Church.


He was a graduate of Washington High School and attended one year at California University of Pennsylvania and a year at Washington & Jefferson College.


Mr. Wilson was a self-employed upholsterer and owner of Washington Upholstering and Awning Co. and C&L Washington Storage Units.


He enjoyed woodworking, golf, collecting antique padlocks and hobby trains.


Mr. Wilson was a member of Washington Country Club, served on the North Franklin Township Sanitary Authority council for 35 years, BPOE Lodge 776, American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175, was a member of the Sharpshooter Association and was an usher at Immaculate Conception Church at the 10:30 a.m. Mass for many years.


He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1951 to 1953 with the rank of sergeant.


On September 12, 1953, he married Lorraine Kinskey Wilson, who survives.


Also surviving are a son, Mark S. (Gen Cameron) Wilson of Canonsburg; two brothers, Gordon A. (Ellen) Wilson Jr. of Cary, N.C., and John E. (Loretta) Wilson of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; and a sister, Mary (Richard) “Dick” Ferguson of Orlando, Fla.


Deceased are his son, Charles L. “Chuckie” Wilson Jr.; brothers Glenn Wilson Sr. and Robert “Pete” Wilson; and sisters-in-law Elizabeth “Liz” Wilson and Jacquie Wilson.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday 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. Thursday, April 11, in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Washington, with the Rev. Nicholas A. Spirko as celebrant. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Association National Office, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago IL 60601, or to Washington County Health Center, 36 Old Hickory Ridge Road, Washington, PA 15301. Condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com.


Gary Lee Zimmerman

Gary Lee “Zip” Zimmerman, 56, of Waynesburg, died at 2:27 a.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013, in Waynesburg.


He was born Wednesday, March 13, 1957, in Waynesburg, a son of Stanford “Zip” Zimmerman of Waynesburg and the late Isabel McDonald Zimmerman.


Mr. Zimmerman was a member of Washington Street United Methodist Church in Waynesburg.


He was a member of the Pipeliners Laborers Local Union 1058.


Mr. Zimmerman loved his family and friends. He was a hard worker who loved to travel and go to movies and wrestling matches. He was a “Jeopardy!” watcher and was hard to beat in any category. He worked as a laborer for various pipeline companies all over the United States.


In addition to his father, surviving are a son, Jamin Baxmeyer of Chico, Calif.; two grandsons, Bradley and Jaden; two sisters, Nancy Ketchem of Waynesburg and Joyce Smith of Roanoke, Va.; three brothers, Blair and Chuck Zimmerman, both of Waynesburg, and Scott Zimmerman of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.


Deceased is a brother, Danny Allen “Zip” Zimmerman.


Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, with the Rev. William Parker officiating. Burial will be in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township, Greene County. Information is online at www.milliken-throckmortonfh.com.


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