Obituaries April 24
Published Apr 23, 2013 at 11:32 pm (Updated Apr 23, 2013 at 11:34 pm)
Amy Bookmiller, 28, of McMurray, passed away peacefully, in her home Tuesday, April 23, 2013.
She was born April 14, 1985, in Pittsburgh, and she is the dear daughter of Bob and Carol Sivavec Bookmiller.
In addition to her parents, surviving are her cherished sister, Kelly Bookmiller and husband Kevin Schmidt; and beloved grandparents Mildred Posega and the late Anthony Sivavec and Nicholas and the late Joyce Bockovich.
Her teddy bear family, crocheting and her large loving family brought great comfort and joy to her life.
She was an enthusiastic Girl Scout and member of NFCA.
Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday in Cremation & Funeral Care by Danielle Andy Belusko, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-260-5546, where a funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27. Please view and sign the family’s guest book at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.
Dennis “Tab” Donati, 63, of Eldersville, died Monday, April 22, 2013, in the home of his sister.
He was born January 23, 1950, in Burgettstown, a son of the late James and Downie Mirich Donati.
Mr. Donati was an entrepreneur, owning and operating Structural Images Inc., where he provided custom woodworking.
He enjoyed the outdoors, taking walks with his two golden retriever best friends, Willie and Bruno, who will miss him greatly.
Surviving are a sister, Diane Donati, and many cousins.
To celebrate Mr. Donati’s life, the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in Taucher Funeral Home, 23 Erie Mine Road, Burgettstown. Additional arrangements will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
For further information and to leave condolences, please visit www.taucherfuneralhome.com.
Jefferson R. Fitzgerald III
Jefferson R. “Fritz” Fitzgerald III, 80, of Washington, passed away at 7:17 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in Humbert Lane Personal Care Home in Washington.
He was born July 24, 1932, in Charleroi, a son of the late Jefferson R. Jr. and Bernadine Daugherty Fitzgerald.
Mr. Fitzgerald lived for many years in Muse and was widely known as a baseball umpire.
He had been employed as head caster for Rubber Rolls in Meadow Lands prior to his retirement.
Mr. Fitzgeral served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
On August 31, 1955, he married Sandra “Sandy” Boyd, who passed away November 14, 2004.
Surviving are a daughter, Pamela (Paul) Czarnecki of Washington; a grandson, Jason Weyandt; and a great-granddaughter, Emma Weyandt.
There will be no public visitation or services. Private interment will take place in Oak Spring Cemetery, Chartiers Township. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120. To view or extend condolences, please visit www.salandrafunerals.com.
Linda L. Frazee
Linda L. Frazee, 69, of Washington, formerly of Claysville, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013.
She was born June 5, 1943, the loving daughter of the late Mary and Harry Frazee; and beloved sister of Donna J. Hackett of Weirton, W.Va., Evelyn M. Miller of Vineland, N.J., Judy D. Ward of Washington and Harry Frazee of Strabane.
Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
She enjoyed playing games, especially bingo, when she was not crafting. She loved being visited by people from the church, her favorite being the Rev. Spence and his family of Monongahela.
At the family’s request, all services will be held privately. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Cremation and Funeral Care by Danielle Andy Belusko, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-260-5546. Please view and sign the family’s guest book at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.
Mary Ann Long Kovalan
Mary Ann “Mimi” Long Kovalan, 70, died in her sleep at home Thursday, April 18, 2013, after a lengthy illness.
She was the beloved wife of 48 years to Danny Kovalan of Claysville; and loving mother of Devon (deceased), Kelle Johansen (Peter) of Minneapolis, Minn., and Reed (Kate) of Mt. Lebanon.
Mrs. Kovalan also leaves six grandchildren who were her pride and joy.
Originally of Clarksburg, W.Va., she and her husband moved to Claysville in 1978 where she farmed their 32-acre homestead. She was also a realtor in Washington County for many years. She was an avid horsewoman and a fantastic cook. Later in her life, she took up card playing and always looked forward to her weekly Texas hold ’em card games with her Claysville friends. She always enjoyed entertaining and inviting her friends and family to her lake house in Deep Creek, Md.
Mrs. Kovalan always wanted to go to medical school, so her body was donated to science and has been accepted to the University of Pittsburgh’s medical program.
A memorial service will be held at a time to be announced Sunday, June 23, with additional details to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Claysville Fire Department, in her memory.
JoAnne Delval Martineck
JoAnne Delval Martineck, 60, of Bridgeville, died Monday, April 22, 2013.
She was born June 16, 1952, a daughter of the late William and Dorothy McCuean Delval.
On July 16, 1968, she married David Martineck, who survives.
Mrs. Martineck enjoyed dancing with her husband and baking with her grandchildren.
Surviving along with her husband are four children, Becky (Mark) Goelzer, Bobbie (Richard) Bailey, Barb (Amir) Momayez and Dave Martineck; four brothers, William, Raymond, Richard and George Delval; 10 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Deceased are two sisters, Patty Hughes and Debbie Stasik, and a brother, Danny Delval.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Warchol Funeral Home Inc., 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, 412-221-3333, where a service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 26, with Sister Genevieve Martineck and the Rev. John Dykstra officiating. Interment will be private. View and add condolences at www.warcholfuneralhome.com.
Mike Toth, 90, of Bentleyville, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, in Humbert Lane Health Care Centre, Washington.
He was born March 10, 1923, in Jefferson Township, a son of the late Frank and Julia Samon Toth.
Mr. Toth retired from Bethlehem Mines Corp. where he worked in both Mine 51 and Mine 60. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and participated in the air offensive in Japan and campaigns in Bismarch Archipelago, New Guinea, Southern Philippines, Luzon and the Western Pacific. For his service, he was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with six bronze stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star, Distinguished Unit Badge, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
He was a life member of Charleroi Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 167 and was a former member of the Independent Club, Eagles Club and Polish Club, all of Bentleyville, and the Croation Club of Cokeburg.
His wife, Ruth Christopher Toth, died March 6, 2002.
Surviving are a niece; two nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to his parents and wife, are two sisters, Julia Shinsky and Mary Null; three brothers, John, Frank and Pat Molvin.
Mr. Toth was the last of his immediate family.
Private funeral services with a private interment in Beallsville Cemetery were held Tuesday, April 23. Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville, was in charge of arrangements. A guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
Willis S. Weagly Jr.
Willis S. “Bud” Weagly Jr., 82, formerly of Edenton, N.C., passed away Friday, April 19, 2013, in Masonic Village of Elizabethtown.
He was born June 13, 1930, in New Brighton, a son of the late Willis S. and Alberta E. Kross Weagly.
Mr. Weagly was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
He retired from Kopper’s Co. as a foreman.
Mr. Weagly was a member of Edenton United Methodist Church, Unanimity Lodge F&AM of Edenton, a longtime member of Lions Club and a member of Albemarle Sound Barbershop Quartet.
He was a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and served on the Governor’s One-on-One Program as a mentor.
Surviving are his wife, Thelma J. Hage Weagly; a daughter, Cynthia Frye and husband Ron of Elizabethtown; three sons, Philip Weagly and wife Lesa of Jacksonville, Fla., David Weagly and wife Lori of Quakertown and John Weagly and wife Luann of Winston-Salem, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.
A memorial service is being planned for a later date in Edenton.
Arrangements are under the care of Miller-Sekely Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. of Elizabethtown. View the obituary at www.millerfuneralhome.com.
Charles D. Wilson
Charles D. Wilson, 70, of Greensboro, died unexpectedly at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in his home.
He was born March 29, 1943, in Mapletown, a son of the late Orval James and Melva Keener Wilson.
Mr. Wilson was a 1961 graduate of Mapletown High School and served in the U.S. Army in Germany in the early 1960s.
He resided in the Greensboro area all of his life and had worked at Duquesne Light Warwick Mine and J&L Steel and later the Shannopin Mine at Bobtown. In 2011, Mr. Wilson retired from the Emerald Mine in Waynesburg.
Mr. Wilson enjoyed hunting as long as his health permitted.
He loved his family and especially cherished his grandchildren.
On June 3, 1966, he married Lois J. Wolfe, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Jeffrey S. Wilson of Greensboro; a daughter, Amy R. Leiberger and husband Robert of Uniontown; four grandchildren, Ashley Krause, Katelyn Wilson, Chase Wilson and Krista Wilson; two sisters, Shirley Ross and husband Joe of Washington and Linda Brumley and husband Ron of Greensboro; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased is a brother, James M. Wilson.
Family and friends are welcome from 4 to 8 p.m., the hour of service, Wednesday, April 24, in Yoskovich Funeral Home, 724-966-5500, Martin J. Yoskovich, funeral director, 300 South Vine Street (Route 88), Carmichaels. The Rev. Erwin “Woody” Wilson will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to American Lung Association National Headquarters, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 800. Washington, DC 20004. For additional information and to sign the guest book, please visit www.YoskovichFH.com.