Obituaries April 30
Published Apr 29, 2013 at 10:47 pm (Updated Apr 29, 2013 at 10:47 pm)
Linda L. Cain
Linda L. Cain, 62, of Clinton, died Monday, April 29, 2013, in Friendship Ridge, Beaver.
She was born October 25, 1950, a daughter of Harold F. Cain Sr. of Clinton and the late Mary E. Piece Cain White.
Miss Cain was employed by Eat’n Park and Holiday Inn in Robinson Township.
She enjoyed bingo.
Surviving, in addition to her father, are a son, Michael Cain of Ohio; a brother, Harold F. Cain Jr. of Bulger; and her companion, with whom she made her home, Ralph Plumley.
Deceased, in addition to her mother, is a brother, Larry G. Cain.
Friends will be received from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday in Lee and Martin Funeral Home, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown. Interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 3, in Chestnut Ridge Cemetery, Paris.
Edna Ruth Filer
Edna Ruth Filer, 88, formerly of Bethel Park and Waynesburg, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Evergreen Personal Care, Waynesburg.
She was born April 8, 1925, in her family home in Castile, a daughter of the late Harlan K. and Ruth Rasel Watson.
Mrs. Filer was a graduate of Jefferson High School.
On October 14, 1944, she married Robert Henry Filer, originally of Mather, who died December 21, 1997.
She retired as a liability claims adjuster for Kemper Insurance Co. in Pittsburgh, where she was known for her dedication and work ethic.
Mrs. Filer had resided in Bethel Park for many years before returning to Waynesburg.
She was a much-loved Christian woman who was a very involved member of Peters Creek Baptist Church in Library.
Mrs. Filer loved to travel. She had toured much of the United States, Germany, France and Austria. She also had traveled to Okinawa, Japan, Hong Kong and mainland China.
She loved to bowl and was renowned for her chocolate chip cookies and graham cracker-crust cream pies. She was known for her sense of style and the deep love she had for family.
Surviving are a daughter, Beverly Filer of Calbash, N.C.; a son, Brett Robert Filer of Uniontown; a daughter-in-law, Betty Filer of Uniontown; three grandchildren, Jason Bart, Brian Robert and Laura Ashley Filer; and loving extended family including sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two brothers, Harlan “Bud” Watson and Hiram “Hank” Watson, and a sister, Sarah “Libby” Orndoff.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 182 West High Street, Waynesburg, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2, with the Rev. Greg Adkins of Peters Creek Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be offered at www.behmfh.com.
Arthur Harold Graham Sr.
Arthur Harold Graham Sr., 94, of Washington, died Monday, April 29, 2013, in his home.
Arrangement are incomplete and will be announced by William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.
Lorraine Hall Gressly
Lorraine Hall Gressly, 82, of Mercer, formerly of Waynesburg, died Monday, April 29, 2013, in Avalon Springs Nursing Center, Mercer.
Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Waynesburg. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.
Tamara Michel Haines
Tamara Michel “Tammy” Haines, 36, of Washington, died unexpectedly at 1:33 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013, in her home.
She was born December 16, 1976, in Washington, a daughter of Larry A. Haines (significant other Linda Fischer) and Pamela D. Startare (husband John Startare).
Ms. Haines was a homemaker and a member of Immaculate Conception Church.
She was a graduate of Trinity High School and a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College with a degree in psychology and sociology.
Ms. Haines was a hardworking young lady, raising five children, managing Pancake Skate and Whirl for many years, along with helping others in any capacity she could. She was a member of Keystone Club and Business and Professional Women (Canonsburg Chapter).
Surviving, in addition to her parents and extended family, are her children, daughter Samantha C. Turner, at home, son Ethan Michael Turner, at home, son Ty C. Wheeler, at home, son Michael A. Wheeler, at home and daughter Gabriella L. Wheeler, at home; brothers Eric (Jill) Startare of Washington, John (Terri) Startare of Canonsburg and Joseph (Jody) Startare of Washington; sister Michele (Albert) Palamara of South Park; maternal grandmother Sally Grantz of Washington; uncle and aunt William and Patricia Watson of Washington; five nieces, Kellie, Amanda, Savannah, Kaylie and Lexi; five nephews, Zachary, Jeremiah, Jacob, Alex and John; and several cousins.
Deceased are her maternal grandfather, Wray Grantz; paternal grandparents Delmar and Hilda Haines; and other paternal grandparents, Betty and Hunter Startare.
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, where a prayer service will be held at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, May 2, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Washington. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial contributions be made in her memory to Washington Community Bank, West Chestnut Street, Washington, for a fund set up for the care of her children. Condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com.
Mike “Mitch” Herilla, 92, of Bentleyville, died Monday morning, April 29, 2013, in Betty White’s Personal Care Home, Centerville Borough.
He was born in North Charleroi, a son of the late Theodore and Tekla Husoveck Herilla.
Mr. Herilla retired from Fisher Body in West Mifflin after 27 years of service.
A veteran, he served his country during World War II as a private with the 871st Guard Squadron of the 8th Army Air Force of the Army Air Corps.
He was a member of American Legion Post 165 of Bentleyville, where he served as commander of the honor guard and the post.
On February 23, 1946, in St. Mary’s Russian Orthodox Church, Monongahela, he married Ann Wuycheck, who died July 1, 2008.
Surviving are two daughters, Susan Smiley (Gregg) and Nadine Connor, both of Bentleyville; three grandchildren, Tara Marie Herilla, Timi Lynn Close (Harry) and Stephen Connor (fiancee Alina George); three great-grandchildren, Noah Close and Izabella and Morgan Connor; a sister, Eva A. Kuchar of Bentleyville; a daughter-in-law, Carrie Herilla of Bentleyville; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two sons, Tim Herilla and John Eric (Ricky) Herilla; three brothers, Alex, Theodore Jr. and John Herilla; and three sisters, Ann Denys, Mary Fefolt and Olga Swoger.
There will be no visitation or services. Visit www.thompson-marodi.com to leave a condolence message and share photos.
Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home Inc., Bentleyville
Joy Carol Reagan Hillier
Joy Carol Reagan Hillier, 54, of Crucible, left her earthly life Monday, April 29, 2013, and will join her Risen Lord in the Eternal Kingdom of God.
She was born July 7, 1958, in Waynesburg, a daughter of the late Porter and Mildred Brewer Reagan.
Mrs. Hillier attended Carmichaels Area High School and furthered her education in receiving a degree in graphic arts and draft design.
During her lifetime, she worked in local factories, nursing care facilities and restaurants.
She had a love for growing plants; at one time, she had a thriving greenhouse.
Deceased, in addition to her parents, is a sister, Carolyn Reagan Hornauer, formerly of Dale City, Va.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Walter Hillier; four children, Charlie, Jolene, Jeffrey and Mikey; three stepchildren, Seth, Lyza and April; two sisters, Cathy Fraley of Houston, Texas, and Marilyn Graham of Lake City, Fla.; and three brothers, Ronald (Lennie) Reagan of Starke, Fla., John (Julie) Reagan of Masontown and Randy (Kathy) Reagan of Brownsville.
Private arrangements are under the direction of Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320, Paul M. Lesako, director/supervisor/owner. www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com
John Henry Nelson
John Henry Nelson, 85, of Washington, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Humbert Lane Health Care Centre, South Strabane Township.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.
Tricia D. Price
Tricia D. Price, 25, of Brownsville, Centerville Borough, died Friday, April 26, 2013, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born April 18, 1988, in Washington, a daughter of Donald A. Price Jr. of Marianna and Kelly McKelvey Price of Centerville.
Miss Price was a 2006 graduate of Bethlehem-Center High School and the certified nursing assistant training program at Greenery Specialty Care Center, Canonsburg, where she was later employed. She also worked at Golden Living Center in Uniontown.
She enjoyed spending time with her daughter and family.
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are a daughter, Layken Marie Price, at home; two brothers, Jeremy Price of Centerville and Donte Price of Marianna; maternal grandparents Mark and Bonita Weiss of Centerville; paternal grandmother Patricia Price of Marianna; great-grandmother Catherine Smalley of Marianna; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Deceased is her paternal grandfather, Donald A. Price Sr.
Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville, where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2. Interment will be in Horn Cemetery, Marianna. A guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
Donald Worley Stiles
Donald Worley Stiles, 77, of Waynesburg, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, in his home.
He was born July 27, 1935, in Spraggs, a son of the late Worley “Pete” and Ossie Mae Brock Stiles.
Mr. Stiles was a retired heavy equipment operator, having worked in mine construction.
He was a member of Waynesburg Moose Lodge 461, Mt. Morris Sportsman’s Club and Bobtown Rod and Gun Club.
Mr. Stiles was Methodist.
He was a graduate of Clay-Battelle High School.
Surviving are a son, James Douglas Stiles of Waynesburg; a daughter, Judy Clovis of Morgantown, W.Va.; a brother, James E. Stiles of Daybrook, W.Va.; four sisters, Sara L. Whitehill of Spraggs, Lucille Bloom and husband Joe of Connellsville, Anna Ruth Barr and husband Junie of Daybrook and Karen Francis of Daybrook; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, is a brother, Kenneth Stiles.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Owen-Neely Funeral Home, Blacksville, W.Va., where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2, with the Rev. Freddie Eddy II officiating. Interment will follow in Blacksville Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.tennantfuneralhome.com.
Charlotte F. Virgili
Charlotte F. Virgili, 83, of Mather, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Southwest Regional Medical Center, Waynesburg.
She was born December 27, 1929, in Mather, a daughter of the late Elmer and Bertha Miller Speelman.
Mrs. Virgili was a graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School, Class of 1947.
She lived all of her life in Mather and was a lifelong member of Mather Christian Church.
Mrs. Virgili was a former member of BPOE Elks Lodge 757, Waynesburg, and Greene County Country Club.
On October 25, 1947, she married Orlando “Chick” Virgili, who died May 4, 2011.
She was a devoted wife. Her husband, children and grandchildren were the center of her life.
Surviving are two sons, Danny Virgili and wife Robin of Marengo, Ill., and Dean Virgili and wife Janet of Rices Landing; three grandchildren, Derek Virgili and wife Jennifer, Deanna Virgili and fiance Bernie Benamati and Dante Virgili; and three great-grandchildren, Aden, Giovanni and Giuliana.
Deceased are two brothers, Elmer Speelman and George Speelman.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in Mather Christian Church, 320 Third Street, Mather, PA 15346, with the Rev. Ken Jones officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Mather Christian Church, P.O. Box 37, Mather, PA 15346. Condolences may be expressed at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.
Carmella Antonucci Washlack
Carmella Antonucci Washlack, 92, of Charleroi, formerly of Cokeburg, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington.
She was born August 25, 1920, in Monessen, a daughter of the late Cosimo and Divina Santoro Antonucci.
Mrs. Washlack was a member of Mary, Mother of the Church in Charleroi.
Children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her family in general were the center of her life.
Her husband, Michael Washlack Sr., died December 22, 1998.
Surviving are a son, Michael Washlack Jr. (Bridget) of Alexandria, Va.; two daughters, Rosemarie Demsher (Ronald) of Bridgeville and Pat Martos (Alexander) of Charleroi; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Matilda Cyanovich of Scenery Hill and Lena Belski Byron of Coal Center; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, are three brothers, Ciro, Cosimo and Louis Antonucci, and three sisters, Marie DeBlasio, Dorothy Allen and Sylvia Swamp.
Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville, where prayers will be said at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Mary, Mother of the Church, Charleroi, with the Rev. Gerald Mikonis as celebrant. Interment will be in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Hospice Care of Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301. A guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
Angeline Stack Weir
Angeline Stack Weir, 90, of Houston, died Monday, April 29, 2013, in Washington Hospital.
She was born October 31, 1922, in Mont Clair, W.Va., a daughter of the late Joseph and Thelma Bruno Courie.
Mrs. Weir worked in the cafeteria of Chartiers-Houston High School and the dietary department of Canonsburg General Hospital.
She was a member of St. Patrick Church in Canonsburg.
Mrs. Weir loved to read, cook and bake. When she was able, she enjoyed going to Canonsburg Senior Citizens Center.
Married twice, her first husband, John Stack, died in August 1962. In 1974, she married her second husband, Thomas Weir, who died in December 1999.
Surviving are two sons, John Stack of Canonsburg and Kenneth Stack (Ruth) of Chartiers Township; four grandchildren, Lisa Kruger (Colin), John Stack (Maureen), Nicole Lane (Kevin) and Darrin Stack (Beth); nine great-grandchildren, Meghan and Paige Kruger, Cameron and Madeline Stack, Nina and Aidan Lane and Mallorey, Bridget and Carter Stack; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a son, Robert Stack; a brother, Sam Courie; and a sister, Carmella Spatafore.
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 15432. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2, in St. Patrick Church, Canonsburg. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at www.mcilvaine-speakman.com.
Andrew Zalom, 83, of Clarksville, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Golden Living Center, Waynesburg, after a lengthy illness, with his daughters by his side.
He was born February 24, 1930, in East Bethlehem Township, a son of the late George and Mary Vasilchak Zalom.
Mr. Zalom was a 1948 graduate of Jefferson High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He worked as a coal miner at the former Gateway Coal Co. in Ruff Creek.
Mr. Zalom was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in Brownsville, United Mine Workers of America and American Legion Hanson-Cole Post 330 in Fredericktown.
On November 19, 1955, he married Stella Kubasik, who died March 23, 2013.
Surviving are two daughters, Karen Zalom (Kevin Benson) of Lawrence and Andrea Zalom (Ed Sutter) of Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Barbara Novosel of Little River, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a son, Kevin Zalom, and two brothers, George and John Zalom.
Private services are being held in Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, with graveside military rites accorded by American Legion Hanson-Cole Post 330. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church, Main Street, Clarksville, PA 15322. Condolences may be expressed at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.