Obituaries April 16

April 15, 2013

Paul P. Antol

Paul P. Antol, 86, of Canonsburg, passed away Monday, April 15, 2013, in Canonsburg General Hospital.

Arrangements are entrusted to Salandra Funeral Service Inc., 724-745-8120. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.

Russell Bedley

Russell Bedley (Bedey), 86, of Washington, passed away Sunday April 14, 2013, from natural causes.

He was born April 6, 1927.

Mr. Bedley served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Surviving are a brother, George and wife Norma of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a niece, Kathy DeNardi; and four nephews, Michael Whitco, Dennis Bedley, John Bedley and Michael Bedley.

He was a kind, quiet and gentle-hearted man.

Visitation will be from 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 18. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Additional information and guest book are available at

Mary R. Cairns

Mary R. Cairns, 73, of Bentleyville, died Thursday, April 11, 2013. Private services were held Monday, April 15, in Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home Inc., Bentleyville.

Carolyn D. Campbell

Carolyn D. Campbell, 97, of Washington, died Sunday, April 14, 2013, in her home in Southminster Place, Washington.

She was born November 13, 1915, in Lebanon, Ind., a daughter of the late Roscoe and Olive Smith DuVall.

Mrs. Campbell was a 1933 graduate of Frankfort High School in Frankfort, Ky., and a 1937 graduate of the University of Indiana in Bloomington.

She was a teacher in the Fort Knox, Ky., and Coral Gables, Fla., school systems.

Mrs. Campbell was a member of First Presbyterian Church 1793 in Washington, where she was its oldest living member. She was active in the Washington Hospital Auxiliary, Washington and Jefferson Auxiliary and volunteered at the Brownson House.

On August 22, 1942, in Ft. Riley, Manhattan, Kan., she married John M. Campbell, who died February 18, 1979.

Surviving are a son, William M. (Carolyn) Campbell of Washington; a daughter, Margaret D. Campbell of Washington; three grandchildren, Amy (Frederick) Reeping, Megan (Dr. Scott) Leslie and Michael (Lauren) Campbell; six great-grandchildren, Madison, Emma, Will, Alex, Emily and Jackson; and several nieces and nephews.

She will be missed by her family and loving caregivers.

Deceased is a brother, John DuVall.

All services will be private. Memorial contributions may be directed to Presbyterian Senior Care, 835 South Main Street, Washington, PA 15301, or First Presbyterian Church, 1793, 100 East Wheeling Street, Washington, PA 15301, Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor and Lawrence K. Donovan, director.

John A. Coole Jr.

John A. “Charlie” Coole Jr., 83, of Houston, died Sunday, April 14, 2013, after a short illness in Canonsburg General Hospital.

He was born June 30, 1929, in Ohio, a son of the late John A. and Elizabeth Toth Coole.

Mr. Coole worked for the former McGraw-Edison and Cooper Power Systems for 34 years, retiring in 1990.

He had served in the Army during World War II.

Mr. Coole was a member of American Legion Post 902 in Houston, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 in Canonsburg, SNPJ of Strabane, Canonsburg Sportsman’s Club and Palanka Sportsman’s Club.

On August 14, 1964, he married Geraldine Hall, who passed away May 20, 1990.

He will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Surviving are three children, Charles A. Coole, Beth Ann Ayres (Scott) and Jack Coole (Tami), all of Houston and five grandsons, Edward Bush, Johnathan Ayres and Reiss, Riley and Rory Coole.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, PA 15342, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18. Interment will follow in Oak Spring Cemetery, Chartiers Township. Full military rites will be accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 of Canonsburg and American Legion Post 902 of Houston, combined honor guard. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at

Helen DeStefano

Helen DeStefano, 95, of Washington, died at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013.

She was born November 4, 1917, in Washington, a daughter of the late Alexander and Stella Czemerowska Kruczek.

Mrs. DeStefano was a member of St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church.

For many years, she was employed by Drakenfield as a lab technician until her retirement.

Mrs. DeStefano was married to Samuel DeStefano, who died in June 1945.

Surviving are a son, Jerry (Sandy) DeStefano of Missouri; two sisters, Laura Sapp of Florida and Josephine Balent of Washington; two grandchildren, Erin (Chris) Shocklee of Missouri and Eric (Heather) DeStefano of Minnesota; four great-grandchildren, Ian and Charles Shocklee and Devon and Allison DeStefano; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are two brothers, Edward Kruczek and a brother who died in infancy and two sisters, Joanne Mikuta and Victoria Kruczek, who died at a younger age.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Warco-Falvo Funeral Home Inc., Wilson at East Katherine Avenue, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director, where a prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church, Washington. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Cemetery, South Strabane Township. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be expressed at

Raymond C. Gaines Sr.

Raymond C. Gaines Sr., 65, of Jackson Township, Greene County, died at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013, in UPMC-Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born June 14, 1947, in Waynesburg, a son of the late Archie Brady and Dorothy Utt Gaines.

Mr. Gaines lived in Waynesburg for several years, prior to moving to Jackson Township in 1979.

He was a former truck driver for Hoy’s Construction and Ready Mix. He was last employed by W.J. Mott Drilling in Huntington, W.Va., for about five years, prior to retiring in 1986. He operated Gaines Meat Market for about seven years.

Mr. Gaines enjoyed his time with his family and grandchildren, hunting and woodworking.

On December 6, 1966, he married Jo Lena Hullihen, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Jodi Gilbert of Pittsburgh; three sons, Raymond C. Gaines Jr., companion of Wendy Abbott of New Freeport, Brady, companion of Jackie Gilbert of Jackson Township and Randy, husband of Sarah Gaines of New Freeport; eight grandchildren, Lacie, Casey, Carlie, Jesse, Justin and Ryan Gaines and James and Brittany Gilbert; two brothers, Edward, husband of Gladys Gaines of New Freeport and Robert, husband of Jean Gaines of the state of Washington; two sisters, Hattie Roskelly of Bimington, N.Y., and Irene, wife of Roger Mason of Perry, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, are three brothers, Billy Joe, James A. and Johney W. Gaines and a sister, Beulah Leonard.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Rush Funeral Home Inc. Rogersville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18, with the Rev. Vernon K. Berdine officiating. Interment will follow in Bethany Cemetery, Jackson Township. Family and friends may view the obituary, send condolences and flowers at

Helen Harris Johnston

Helen Harris Johnston, 88, of Waynesburg, died at 2 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg.

She was born Tuesday, June 17, 1924, in Holbrook, a daughter of the late Everett Ray Harris and Eva Roberts Harris.

Mrs. Johnston was a member of First Christian Church of Waynesburg.

When her health permitted, she enjoyed gardening, flowers and sewing.

She had worked as a clerk at Alberts Grocery Store in Waynesburg and at Thompson Hardware Store in Washington. While in Somerset County, she worked in home health care. She also was a homemaker.

On April 21, 1943, she married her husband, Charles W. Johnston, who died July 25, 2008.

Surviving are four sons and their wives, Charles Richard (Leah) Johnston of Barstow, Calif., James H. (Linda) Johnston of Marianna, George A. (Jackie) Johnston of Central City and Gerald E. (Pat) Johnston of Sycamore; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nancy Kiger of Lexington Park, Md., and Naomi Huffman of Woodland Park, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the time of service, Saturday, April 20, in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370, with Assistant Clergy William Johnston officiating. Burial will be in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township. Information is available at

Julia Krzeczowski

Julia Krzeczowski, 94, of Burgettstown, passed away Monday afternoon, April 15, 2013, in her home.

Arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to Lee and Martin Funeral Home, Burgettstown. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.

William W. Nourigat

William W. “Bill” Nourigat, 79, of Linesville, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013.

He was born February 5, 1934, in Midway, a son of the late Albert and Margaret Cummins Nourigat.

Mr. Nourigat served in the U.S.Marines.

He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a self-taught and extremely gifted artist and gardener.

His family felt that he was loved by many and will be dearly missed is an understatement. His passing has deeply saddened his relatives and dear friends.

Mr. Nourigat was the beloved husband of Marlene Cherry Nourigat; loving father of Thomas “Billy” Nourigat of Linesville, Joseph Nourigat and wife Silke of Germany and Cherrie’ Neice of Pittsburgh; loving grandfather of Christopher and Dominic Nourigat of Germany, and James, Amber, Ashley and Isabella Neice of Pittsburgh; and dear brother of the late Fred Nourigat and Wilma Scott.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. to noon, the time of memorial service, Friday, April 19, in Royal-Coleman Funeral Home, 6028 U.S. Highway 6, Linesville, with Pastor Philip A. Torre, of First Assembly of God in Meadville, officiating. The family suggests memorials be sent to Arc of Crawford County, 222 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335. Please share a condolence at

Kathleen Rose Pellegrini

Kathleen Rose Pellegrini, 68, of New Eagle, died Monday, April 15, 2013, in her home. She was born July 29, 1944, in Monongahela, a daughter of the late Jacob and Margaret Leber Rollison.

In the mid to late 80s, she was employed as an operations manager for Panasonic Corporation in Baltimore, Md. After moving back to New Eagle, she was employed in the human resource department at 84 Lumber until her retirement in 2006.

Ms. Pellegrini was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church in Monongahela, where several years ago, she was active in visiting the shut-ins of the church and bringing them Communion.

She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as her family and friends. She was an avid card player and enjoyed playing in several area card clubs.

Surviving are a daughter, Patrice Rice and husband Scott of Carroll Township; two sons, Eddie and Adam Pellegrini, both of New Eagle; three grandchildren, Chad Rice and wife Krista, Derek Rice and wife Brittany and Courtney Cox and husband Aaron; four great-grandchildren, Layne, Mason and Anabella Rice and Rosalie Cox; a brother, David Rollison and wife Karen of Plum Branch, S.C.; and her aunt, Rosella Wise of Monongahela.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at noon Thursday, April 18, in Transfiguration Church, Monongahela, with the Rev. William Terza, as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Condolences may be made at

Mary Pendeville

Mary Pendeville, 99, of Bulger, died Monday, April 15, 2013, in the home of her daughter.

She was born December 20, 1913, in Bulger, a daughter of the late Guiseppe and Assunta Merloni Sandri.

When she was a young lady, she worked in her aunt’s store, Merloni’s Grocery Store in Bulger, She retired to be a wife and mother.

Mrs. Pendeville was a member of St. Ann’s Church in Bulger and its ladies auxiliary.

She enjoyed baseball, making homemade bread, noodles, and crocheting. She especially enjoyed taking care of and spending time with her family.

Surviving are a daughter, Peggy (James) Held of Bulger; a daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Pendeville of Burgettstown; five grandchildren, Rebecca (Edward) Smith, Mark (Marla) Pendeville, Pamela (Michael) Waltz, Michele (Patrick) Scuro and Molly Held; nine great-grandchildren, Matthew, Megan and Erin Smith, Ryan and Elizabeth Pendeville, Abigail and Luke Waltz and Gianna and Tessa Scuro.

On August 15, 1936, she married Francis A. Pendeville, who died February 9, 1996.

Also deceased are a son, Joseph Pendeville; a granddaughter, Monica Lynn Held; and three brothers, Bruno, Deno and Attillo Sandri.

Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Taucher Funeral Home, 23 Erie Mine Road, Burgettstown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, April 19, in St. Ann’s Church, Bulger, with the Rev. Bob Staszewski, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Burgettstown. For further information and condolences, visit

Kirk A. Rogozinski

Kirk A. Rogozinski, 65, of Marianna, died peacefully at 11:25 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013, following a lengthy illness in Donnell House, Washington.

He was born November 9, 1947, in Waynesburg, a son of the late Lawrence and Ethel Seidel Rogozinski.

Mr. Rogozinski was a 1967 graduate of Beth-Center High School.

He was a U.S. Army veteran serving time in Korea from 1967 to 1969. He was honorably discharged August 1, 1973.

Mr. Rogozinski spent his entire life in Marianna, where he worked as a mechanic for Bethlehem Mines Corp., Mine 58, until its closing in 1988. He also was self-employed as a mechanic and auto body repairman.

He was a member of United Mine Workers of America.

Surviving are a son, Kirk W. Rogozinski of Marianna; a daughter, Brenna MacFann (Donnie) of Scenery Hill; two grandchildren, Brendon and Brianna MacFann of Scenery Hill; a brother, Larry Rogozinski of Marianna; an aunt, Rose Barr (Robert) of Marianna; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He leaves behind his dog Dumkoff, who was his loyal companion.

Friends and family will be received from 3 to 7 p.m., the time of service, Wednesday, April 17, in John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville, with the Rev. James Markley officiating. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 744, Marianna. Interment is private. Guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at

Sarah L. Tinkey

Sarah L. Tinkey, 83, of Claysville, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Townview Health and Rehabilitation Center, Canonsburg, from complications of leukemia.

She was born January 6, 1930, in Wheeling, W.Va., a daughter of the late Hubert Henry and Carolyn Gamble McClain.

Mrs. Tinkey was a resident of Buffalo Township for most of her adult life.

She was a member and former Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church in Claysville.

Mrs. Tinkey was a 1947 graduate of the former Claysville High School.

She was a member of the Claysville Homemakers Club and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading and traveling with her late husband.

On November 4, 1955, she married Jesse Earl Tinkey, a Pearl Harbor survivor, who died January 8, 2002.

Surviving are a sister, Martha, wife of Edward Brownlee of Washington; two nephews, Michael, husband of Shari Brownlee and Robert, husband of Helga Clark; and two great-nephews, Larry, husband of Theresa Clark and Wayne E., husband of Martha Clark.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church, Claysville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 19, with Pastor David Coleman officiating and Pastor James R. Sevon Jr. assisting. Interment will follow in West Alexander Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 65, Claysville, PA 15323. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville. Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences at

William G. Woerner

William G. Woerner, 93, of Venetia, formerly of Philadelphia, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 11, 2013.

He was born May 5, 1919, in Philadelphia, a son of the late William and Isabel Isles Woerner.

Mr. Woerner was the beloved husband of Jean (Braine) Woerner; loving father of Keith (Tamara) Woerner of Venetia and Drew (Denise) Woerner of Reseda, Calif.; cherished grandfather of Jonathan C. Woerner, Brian W. Woerner, Jeannette M. Woerner, Lindsey A. Woerner, Holly R. (Anthony Jr.) Palumbo and Danielle N. Foutz (Daniel Lohr); and dear brother of Isabel Boyes and the late Mae Crutchley.

Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and four great-grandchildren.

He was a proud member of the Retired Reserves of Center Presbyterian Church and an Army Air Force veteran.

Friends are welcome for services at 11 a.m. Thrusday, April 18, in Center Presbyterian Church, 255 Center Church Road, McMurray, 15317, 724-941-9050. Arrangements are entrusted by Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-260-5546. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Center Presbyterian Church Building Fund. Please view and sign the family’s guest book at



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