Obituaries April 27

April 26, 2013

Leslie Kay Cashdollar

Leslie Kay Cashdollar, 38, of Monongahela, formerly of Washington, died Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Monongahela Valley Hospital.

She was born June 11, 1974, in Washington, a daughter of Dave and the late Dian Lewis Cashdollar.

A 1995 graduate of Washington High School, she later participated in Lifesteps Washington County Outreach Day Program.

She loved shopping, spending time with her family, listening to music, animals, going out to eat and jewelry.

Her friends will greatly miss her, and she will be missed by her family at Lifesteps.

Surviving, in addition to her father, are a sister, Trudy Schultz of Washington; a nephew, Kyle D. Schultz; and uncles and aunts, Irwin and Kay Yatsko and Harry and Judy Lewis.

Deceased, in addition to her mother, are her paternal grandparents, Meredith and Ruth Cashdollar; maternal grandparents, Roy Lewis and Edith Lewis Fowler; and an uncle, Roy “Braden” Lewis.

Friends will be received from noon to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 29, with Minister John Wright officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Lifesteps Inc., 383 New Castle Road, Butler, PA 16001. Please bring any photos, condolences or poems to the funeral home to be uploaded for the family to view in real time at Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor, and Lawrence K. Donovan, funeral director

Robert M. Coyle Jr.

Robert M. Coyle Jr., 69, of the North Side of Pittsburgh, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

He was a son of the late Robert and Betty Coyle; loving father of Toni Marie (Edward) Kuhn, Robert III (Leanne) Coyle, Elizabeth Ann (Stephen) Friel and Amy Coyle; and loving brother of Mary Ellen Sheehy, Paul and Catherine Walker. Also surviving are six grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at noon Sunday, April 28, in Stephen M. Brady Funeral Home, 920 Cedar Avenue, Pittsburgh, across from Allegheny General Hospital. The family suggests memorials to Alzheimer’s Society.

Brian J. Gilpin

Brian J. “Gilp” Gilpin, 28, of Rices Landing, died Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Monongahela Valley Hospital emergency room.

He was born January 22, 1985, in Washington, a son of Phillip Gilpin of Canonsburg and Darlene Yuhas Weishner of Fredericktown.

Mr. Gilpin worked at Cove Pizza Shop.

He was an avid Pittsburgh Penguins fan and was a member of Crucible Slovak Club.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are five siblings, Mark Weishner of Houston, Amanda Weishner of Lippincott, Courtney Szabo of Fredericktown, Sara Gilpin of Canonsburg and Aaron Gilpin of Canonsburg; a niece, Casey Herrod; maternal grandmother Joann Daley Yuhas of Washington; and paternal grandparents Phillip and Irene Gilpin of Washington.

Deceased is his maternal grandfather, Frank Yuhas.

Family and friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the hour of funeral services, Tuesday, April 30, in Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor. Interment will follow in Jefferson Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at

Adda R. Chatman Hargrove

Adda R. Chatman Hargrove of Washington passed away at 9:07 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in Center for Compassionate Care, Mt. Lebanon, after a four-month illness.

She was born in Washington, a daughter of the late Wilkinson M. and Adda C. Thompson Chatman.

Mrs. Hargrove was a 1957 graduate of Trinity High School, Washington.

After graduation, she was employed as a nurse’s aide at Washington Hospital. She was also employed at RCA for a short time and at Drakenfield for 23 years until her retirement.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church.

After retirement, she enjoyed playing bingo, bowling in a league with her friends and working games on the computer.

She also enjoyed her monthly breakfast with her classmates, and her favorite place to go was Eat’n Park with her friends and family.

She loved her fun and memorable times with her children, grandchildren and her extended family.

She was married to James J. Hargrove, who died April 10, 1987.

Surviving are a son, James C. (Shellie) Hargrove III of Pittsburgh; a daughter, Nina M. Hargrove (Richard Porter) of Washington with whom she made her home; a brother, Chappie E. Chatman of Washington; three grandchildren, Nasya R. Hargrove of Washington, James A. Hargrove of Washington and Jade C. Hargrove of Pittsburgh; three sisters-in-law, Betty Chatman, Eleanor Chatman and Ann Chatman, all of Washington; and a niece who was more like a sister, Zella E. Howard of Washington. A host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

Deceased, in addition to her husband, are five sisters, Margaret Hill, Ruth Chatman, Emma K. Chatman, Zella Wasler and Sarah Chatman, and seven brothers, Wilkinson, William, Johnny, Alex, Harrison, Tommy and Charles Chatman.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday 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, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 29, with Father Lou Pascazi officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. Condolences may be expressed at

Theresa Shearson Lukan

Theresa Shearson Lukan, 97, of Bulger, died Friday, April 26, 2013, in Humbert Lane Nursing Home, South Strabane Township.

Mrs. Lukan was born March 31, 1916, in Bulger, a daughter of the late John and Helen Poulenko Shearson.

She was a member of St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church and a member of Midway SNPJ, where she was one of the “fish ladies.” She was also a member of the ladies auxiliary of SNPJ and St. Ann’s Christian Mothers.

Surviving are a daughter, Norma (Ronald) Lira of Bulger; a son-in-law, John Bacu of McDonald; grandchildren Nancy Wingertsahn, Pamela (Scott) Plance and David and Kevin Lira; great-grandchildren Philip Wingertsahn, Maria (David) Kelly and David, Meagen, Tyler and Cal Lira; and a great-great-grandson, Laine Kelly.

Preceding her in death are her husband, Frank Lukan in 1991; a son, Richard Lukan; and a daughter, Linda Bacu; brothers and sisters, John, Mike, Andy, Steve and Charles Shearson, Helen Taptich, Anna Taptich, Mary Prebeg and Julia Holden.

All arrangements are private and entrusted to Thomas-Little Funeral Service Inc., 106 St. John Street, Midway, 724-796-3301. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Please sign a guest book at

Michael A. Marchines

Michael A. Marchines, 31, of Washington, died Thursday, April 25, 2013.

He was born June 8, 1981, in Washington, a son of George M. and Cookie Margie Marchines of Washington, who survive.

Mr. Marchines was a 2000 graduate of Washington High School and attended California University of Pennsylvania.

He was currently employed by Strata Mine Services, Enlow Fork Mine, as an underground miner, following in his father’s, grandfather’s and great-grandfather’s footsteps as a coal miner.

Mr. Marchines was a member of Keystone Club and Independence Club of Washington.

He loved the band Phish and traveled all over the country to see their concerts. His favorite sports teams were Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Steelers and he attended their games as time allowed. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid automobile enthusiast. He loved spending time with his dad and his Mustang collection. His friends were important to him and he would do anything he could to help them.

His favorite thing in the world was his niece, Baylee, who gave him the nickname “Goggie” when she first learned to talk. He became known as “Goggie” to everyone.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a sister, Nicole R. Marchines of Washington; paternal grandfather Mike A. Marchines of Daisytown; and a niece, Baylee Sky Marchines of Washington.

Deceased are his maternal grandparents, Nicholas and Mary Margie, and paternal grandmother, Helen Marchines.

Also deceased is his beloved dog, Nikita, whose ashes will be buried along with him.

Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville, where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, with the Rev. Paul Grunebach officiating. Interment will be in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Marchines Family, 454 East Prospect Street, Washington, PA 15301. A guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at

Frank Jules Masquelier Jr.

Frank Jules Masquelier Jr., 83, of McDonald, died Friday, April 26, 2013, in Broadmore Assisted Living of Bridgeville.

He was born September 14, 1929, in McDonald, a son of the late Frank Jules Sr. and Esther Jiannino Masquelier.

Mr. Masquelier was a 1948 graduate of McDonald High School. He began working for the former Poskin Bus Line in McDonald in 1950. In 1964, he started driving for Port Authority Transit of Allegheny County and was the driver for the 33F McDonald line before he retired in 1990.

During his lifetime, he was a survivor of childhood polio, mentored under the McDonald High School art teacher, Elbert Davis, and enjoyed music. He was an automobile enthusiast and also enjoyed collecting die-cast cars.

He was a member of Amalgamated Transit Union and Iron’s Memorial Presbyterian Church and a volunteer for McDonald Food Bank.

On December 18, 1953, he married Martha “Marty” Moore, who died October 5, 2011.

Surviving are two sons, Russell W. Masquelier of Burgettstown and Dale R. (Janene) Masquelier of McDonald; a daughter, Jill M. (George) Bordo of Coraopolis; two brothers, Robert (Esther) Masquelier of Milford, N.H., and Wayne (Pat) Masquelier of North Fort Myers, Fla.; two sisters, Shirley (the late Richard) Roberts of Erie and Donna (Rob) Bennett of Midway; and seven grandchildren, Neil, Cydnee, Kaitlyn and Travis Masquelier and Braden, Jarrett and Cassidy Bordo.

Deceased is a son, James Gregory Masquelier.

Friends will be received from noon to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Nation Funeral Home Inc., 220 East Lincoln Avenue, McDonald, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 29. Burial will follow in Raccoon Cemetery, Bulger. The family suggests memorials to McDonald Food Bank, McDonald Borough Building, 151 School Street, McDonald, or Heritage Public Library, 54 Fourth Street, McDonald, PA 15057. Condolences, photos and additional information are available at

Nathan T. Roman

Nathan T. Roman, 30, of South Strabane Township, died Thursday April 25, 2013.

He was born January 17, 1983, in Washington, a son of Thomas D. Roman and Peggy Scarsellato Roman-Damerow, both of Canonsburg.

Mr. Roman was a graduate of Washington High School and Median School in Pittsburgh, where he became a certified orthotist and prosthetist.

Cumberland Coal Co. employed him as a coal miner for the past seven years.

He was Roman Catholic.

Mr. Roman was a member of United Mine Workers of America.

He loved going to concerts, especially to see Phish. He enjoyed cooking, traveling, camping, mountain biking, spending time with his family and going to the gym daily with his dad.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Casey Roman; a brother, Michael Damerow; and a stepbrother, Christopher Damerow, all of Canonsburg.

Also surviving are cousins, Christopher Roman, Elissa Roman Spangler, Brad, Elizabeth and Patrick Hoskin and Bianca and Ian Scarsellato; aunts and uncles, Ed and Gena Roman, Tom and Kathy Hoskin, Dan and Cathy Scarsellato and Marianella Scarsellato; and his stepfather, Harry Damerow.

Deceased are his paternal grandparents, Edward and Elizabeth DeAngelo Roman; his maternal grandparents, Carl and Lillian Cook Scarsellato; and a brother, Evan Damerow.

Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday in Mario L. DeAngelo Funeral Home, 194 East College Street, Canonsburg, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 30. Entombment will follow in Queen of Heaven Mausoleum, Peters Township. Donations may be made to Christian United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102. Condolences may be left at

Lucille H. Toth

Lucille H. Toth, 82, of Canonsburg, passed away peacefully Friday, April 26, 2013, in Canonsburg General Hospital, following an extended illness.

She was born March 27, 1931, in Strabane, a daughter of the late Michael and Catherine Mrukot Toth.

Ms. Toth lived most of her life in Canonsburg and graduated from Canonsburg High School.

She had been a member of SNPJ Lodge 138 of Strabane. She had been employed for many years as a tester for RCA in Canonsburg and Meadow Lands until its closing. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed at Blackbox.

Surviving are a sister, Betty Toth, with whom she made her home; a brother, William Toth of Eighty Four; three nieces, Lisa Barney, Susan Toth and Dawn Berkebile; a nephew, Christopher Toth; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.

Friends and family are welcome from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, April 29, in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120. At the request of the deceased, interment will be private. To view or extent condolences, please visit

Jules C. Vedis Sr.

Jules C. Vedis Sr., 68, of Waynesburg, died at 4:27 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, in UPMC-Shadyside hospital, Pittsburgh, after a short battle with cancer.

He was born Monday, September 11, 1944, in Waynesburg, a son of the late William Steve and Kathleen Parks Vedis.

Mr. Vedis was a lifelong resident of Greene County.

He loved hunting, fishing and anything that had to do with the outdoors. Mr. Vedis enjoyed mechanic work and country music, especially bluegrass. He also loved to attend square-dancing festivals.

Mr. Vedis worked in a coal mine as a shaft worker until August 1980.

Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Ann Lugo of California; two sons, Jules C. Vedis Jr. of Graysville and Jeremiah Vedis of La Plata, Md.; three grandchildren, Robert, Nevaeh and Maranda; three sisters, Virginia, Peggy and Rose; two brothers, George and Anthony; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased is a brother, Bill.

There will be a greeting of friends from 6 to 8 p.m., the hour of the memorial service, Wednesday, May 1, in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370 with Pastor Cristy Wise officiating. Burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Information is online at



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