Obituaries April 20
Published Apr 19, 2013 at 11:09 pm (Updated Apr 19, 2013 at 11:18 pm)
George Pete Alexas
George Pete Alexas, 81, of Claysville, died Thursday, April 18, 2013, in his home.
He was born May 26, 1931, in Washington, a son of the late Pete and Bessie Karanzalis Alexas.
Mr. Alexas was the owner and operator of Shorty’s Lunch since he was eleven years old.
He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and received the Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the United Nations Defense Service Medal.
Mr. Alexas was a member of Sunset Lodge 623, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Washington Royal Arch Chapter 150, Northern Masonic A.A.S.R., Pittsburgh Supreme Council, Syria Shrine and Claysville Hunt-Kennedy American Legion Post 639.
He was a member of St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church.
On July 30, 1967, he married Alma Jean Wildman, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Thomas Alexas of West Alexander, John (Trudy) Alexas of Claysville and Steven (Leslie) Alexas of Washington; a brother, Pete Alexas of Washington; a sister, Georgia Kohl of Washington; and six grandchildren, Andrew, Noel, Ryan, Matt, Kaity and Stavros.
Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at noon Monday, April 22, with the Rev. Kenneth Schott officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded graveside by American Legion Hunt-Kennedy, Post 639.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care of the Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301. In his honor, Shorty’s Lunch will be closed Sunday, April 21, and Monday, April 22. Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
William D. Allen Jr.
William D. Allen Jr., 45, of Canonsburg, died unexpectedly Thursday, April 18, 2013, in Canonsburg General Hospital.
He was born November 15, 1967, in Washington, a son of William Sr. and Charlotte Murphy Allen of Washington.
Mr. Allen was a 1986 graduate of Trinity High School and a graduate of Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing.
He was a registered nurse for 20 years working in several area hospitals.
Most important to him was the time he spent with his wife and daughters, whom he adored. He also enjoyed fishing, landscaping, home repair and remodeling.
On June 3, 1994, he married Lisa Kuzy, who survives.
Surviving, in addition to his wife and parents, are two daughters, Isabelle and Caris Allen; a sister, Dena Taufer (Bill) of East Washington; a brother, Eric Allen (Burnadette) of Canonsburg; a father-in-law, Nicholas Kuzy (Wendy) of Eighty Four; a mother-in-law, Mary Jones (David) of Washington; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday 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., Monday, April 22. Interment will follow in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at www.mcilvaine-speakman.com.
Mary Bartusiak (Bartusick), 94, of Washington, died Thursday, April 18, 2013, in Country Meadows Nursing Home, Bridgeville.
She was born November 25, 1918, in Washington, a daughter of the late Mykita “Mike” and Martha Sawczak Bartusick.
Miss Bartusiak attended McClay School and was a 1936 graduate of Trinity High School.
She worked at Hazel-Atlas and Brockway Glass for over 36 years, first as a selector-packer, then in quality control.
Miss Bartusiak lived on the small family farm with her sister her entire life and enjoyed country living.
She was a member of St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church in Canonsburg. She was also a member of Eastern Byzantine Chorus, which sang during the first Mass that had been translated into English from Slavonic, with Bishop Sheen as celebrant.
Surviving are a sister, Stella Bartusiak of Washington; nieces Janice Mueller, Linda Hill, Kashka Warden, Debbie McGovern and Cindy Reyburn; and nephews Michael and John Bartusick.
Deceased are two brothers, John Bartusick and Paul Bartusiak; a sister, Sophia Bartusiak; and three sisters who died in infancy.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, April 22, in St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, Canonsburg, with Father Joseph Jugan as celebrant. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Washington. A Panachida service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Those attending the service are asked to go directly to the church Monday morning. Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Delilace “Lully” Chivers, 92, of Washington, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township, following a brief illness.
She was born November 15, 1920, in Washington, a daughter of Clark E. and Hazel Marie Johns Day.
Mrs. Chivers was a homemaker and a Bell Telephone operator when she was young.
She volunteered at Washington Hospital for many years, enjoyed playing bridge and liked to cook and bake.
Mrs. Chivers graduated from Washington High School in 1939 and was a member of First Christian Church.
She married Glenn Roy Chivers Jr., who died October 2, 1987.
Surviving are a son, David Chivers of Washington; a daughter, Cheryl Boyer of Quitman, Ga.; four grandchildren, Lelia Long, Justin Chivers, Joel (Shonda) Miller and Heather (Scotty) Renfroe; and eight great-grandchildren, Cole, Lexie and Joshua Miller, Lauren and Ryan Renfroe, Claudia Rose and Gretchen Long and Sydney B. Chivers.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., the time of service, Saturday, April 20, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Memorial contributions may be made to Washington County Health Center, Physical Therapy Department. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Vincent Stanley Chmel Jr.
Vincent Stanley Chmel Jr., 88, of Washington, died Thursday, April 18, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington, where he had been under hospice care since February 11.
He was born June 20, 1924, in Star City, W.Va., a son of the late Vincent Stanley and Helen Anusiewicz Chmielevski Sr.
In 1943, at the age of 18, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and served as a military policeman, until his honorable discharge on April 7, 1946. For his service, he was awarded a Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and American Theater Ribbon.
Mr. Chmel worked for Pittsburgh Coal Co. for 22 years then 22 years at McGraw-Edison, from where he retired at age 62.
He was a loving and kind husband, father and granddad who enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially golf.
Mr. Chmel was a member of Jefferson Avenue United Methodist Church.
On Jnaury 30, 1954, he married his beloved wife of 59 years, Louanna Dene Johnston, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Vincent S. Chmel III (Cindy) of Claysville and Dean T. Chmel (Elisa) of Wheeling, W.Va.; a daughter, Vicki Chmel White (Ted) of Mooresville, N.C.; six grandchildren, Sabrina and Erik Chmel of Houston, Taylor, Lauren and Alexandra Chmel of Wheeling and Hunter White of Mooresville; and a sister, Jeanette D. Floss of Canonsburg.
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. Services will be held at a date and time to be announced. Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care of the Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301.
Clinton E. Davis
Clinton E. Davis, 62, of Waynesburg, died at 4:25 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, in his home.
He was born Monday, March 12, 1951, in Jefferson, a son of the late William M. and Grace A. Haskins Davis.
Mr. Davis worked as a mechanic in construction for several years.
His wife, Sharon Alvarado Davis, died in 1999.
Surviving are a stepson, Allen Alvarado of Donora; a step-daughter, Darlin Alvarado of Donora; two sisters, Sondra Thomas of Waynesburg and Sally Piper of Waynesburg; a brother, Randy Davis of Bobtown; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a stepson, Albert Alvarado, and two brothers, William Davis and Terry Davis.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the time of service, Monday, April 22, in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370, with the Rev. Paul Roofner officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Cemetery. Information is available at www.milliken-throckmortonfh.com.
Janet R. Isiminger
Janet R. Isiminger, 74, of Holbrook, Richhill Township, Greene County, died at 12:05 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 22, with Pastor Richard Ritenour officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Richhill Township.
Jerome Alexander Kiskadden
Jerome Alexander “Jerry” Kiskadden, 78, of Warren, Ohio, peacefully passed away at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, surrounded by family, while at home, following a period of declining health.
He was born April 23, 1934, in New Eagle, a son of the late Squire and Lennie Mosier Kiskadden.
On July 11, 1954, he married the love of his life, the former Peggy Ramona Hupp, and together they started a family.
Mr. Kiskadden supported his family by working at Delphi Packard, Warren and Cortland as a machine operator for over 20 years.
In his spare time, he enjoyed his own “Garage Club.”
Surviving, in addition to his wife of 58 years, are children Jerry A. Kiskadden and wife Karen of Washington, Amy J. Mirto of Howland, Ohio, Lori A. Bullock and husband Bill of Ocala, Fla., and Sam W. Kiskadden and wife Michelle of Brookfield, Ohio; grandchildren Jeremy, Gina, Samantha, Jordan, DJ and Alex; siblings Chrystal Carroll and husband Earl of Vienna, Ohio, Warren Kiskadden of Washington, Joan Starcevic of Gary, Ind., and Vernon Kiskadden of Washington.
A time of gathering will be held in his honor from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21, in Briceland Funeral Service LLC, 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. A private graveside service will be observed Monday. He will be laid to rest in Pine View Memorial Cemetery, Warren. As suggested by his family, material contributions may be made to Hospice of Valley, 5190 Market Street, Youngstown, OH 44512. Coordination of this tribute for Jerry will be presented by Daniel Briceland, owner and director, 330-509-3135.
Arlene L. Lutes
Arlene L. Lutes, 78, of Venetia, died Friday, April 19, 2013, in her home.
She was born April 26, 1934, in Brentwood, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Frances Fritterer Mank.
Mrs. Lutes was retired as a clerk and letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, having worked in the Venetia, Meadow Lands and Lawrence offices.
She was a member of Wrights United Methodist Church in Venetia.
Mrs. Lutes was a 1952 graduate of Peters Township High School, attended business college for accounting, and was previously employed by Penn Salt Chemicals and Life magazine.
She enjoyed gardening, flowering trees and tole painting.
Surviving are her husband, Everett Lutes; two sons, Daniel M. Lutes of Venetia and Lennard D. Lutes and wife Esther of Copley, Ohio; two grandsons, William and Westin Lutes; and two nephews and a niece.
Deceased is a sister, Marie Dosse.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Kegel Funeral Home Inc., Tim P. Kegel, supervisor, 3560 Washington Avenue, Finleyville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 22, with the Rev. Tom Hoeke officiating. Interment will follow in Finleyville Cemetery, Peters Township. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.
Sara S. Smallwood
Sara S. “Sally” Smallwood, of California, died Thursday, April 18, 2013.
She was born Friday, December 20, 1918, in California, a daughter of the late George and Matilda Smith.
Mrs. Smallwood was a member of the California Historical Society, Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association and First Presbyterian Church in California.
Deceased, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Raymond “Jack” Smallwood in 1996; a sister, Evelyn Startare; two brothers, Howard and Charles Smith; a stillborn infant daughter; and two nieces, Harriet Ann Startare and Jan Rae Newman.
Left to cherish her memory are two sisters, Jane Ebbert of Brownsville and Alberta Kelly of Melbourne, Fla.; nieces and nephews Sara Ames, Frank Startare, Rebecca Dittmar, Emma Jean Turina, Maxine Wohleber, Arta Fox, Ray Ebbert, Sherron Weaver, Susan Reniszewsky and Scott Kelly; and many great, great-great and great-great-great-nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday and until 2 p.m., the time of service, Monday, April 22, in Mariscotti Funeral Home Inc., Anthony N. Mariscotti, supervisor, 323 Fourth Street, California, with the Rev. Candace Cook and the Rev. James Dittmar co-officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery, California.
Rosalie Smith, 76, of Jefferson, died Thursday, April 18, 2013, in her home, following a long illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Behm Funeral Home Inc., Jefferson. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.