Obituaries May 3

May 2, 2013

Dawn Lynn Allison

Dawn Lynn Allison, 35, of Avella, died unexpectedly at 12:17 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in the Washington Hospital emergency room.

Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Taucher Funeral Home, Burgettstown. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.

Rachel A. Fodse

Rachel A. Fodse, 62, of Midway, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Canonsburg General Hospital.

She was born June 1, 1950, in Canonsburg, a daughter of the late Clyde M. and Gladys R. Kendall Daniels.

Mrs. Fodse was a 1968 graduate of Fort Cherry High School and a graduate of Pittsburgh Beauty Academy.

She worked as a hairdresser and was the owner/operator of the former Rachel’s Beauty Shop in McDonald. She loved her job and was always happy fixing people’s hair.

Mrs. Fodse was a member of Center Presbyterian Church in Midway.

On May 20, 1972, she married Richard L. Fodse, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Danielle Fodse of McDonald and Bobbie (Rob) Springer of Waynesburg, and three grandchildren, Tylor, Robby and Hunter.

Friends will be received from 2 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, May 6. Burial will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald. Condolences, photos and additional information are available at

Walter Leroy Hoffman

Walter Leroy Hoffman, 73, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Marshall Marra Funeral Home, Monongahela.

A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.

Archie Jackson McDonnell

Archie Jackson McDonnell, 74, of Venice, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington.

He was born September 2, 1938, in Burton, W.Va., a son of the late Frank and Jelemma Wise McDonnell.

Mr. McDonnell enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.

He served in the U.S. Army as a specialist and expert rifleman.

Mr. McDonnell worked as a crane operator for J&L Steel.

Surviving are his wife, Patty Hoover McDonnell of Venice; two sons, David McDonnell of Venice and Donald (Dawn) McDonnell of Canonsburg; a granddaughter, Morgan (Corey) Salansky of Washington; two great-grandchildren, Kolby and Khloee Salansky of Washington; a brother, Steve (Karen) McDonnell of Troy, Ill.; four sisters, Violet (William) Morrison of Beloit, Ohio, Loretta Watson, Judy (Carl) Vanderhoof and Mary Reid, all of Claysville; and many nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, are two brothers, Issac and Paul McDonnell.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services, 3378 Millers Run Road, Route 50, Cecil, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 6, with Pastor Fred Soberg officiating. Interment will follow in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township, where full military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post 902 and Veterans of Foreign Wars 191 Honor Guard.

Wilbur Arthur Moore

Wilbur Arthur Moore, 93, of Hickory, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Evergreen Assisted Living, Washington.

He was born March 28, 1920, in Burgettstown, a son of the late Wilbur Lee and Virginia Pettit Moore.

Mr. Moore was a corporal in the U.S. Army during World War II and received the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal.

He was a self-employed farmer and a general contractor.

Mr. Moore was a member of Upper Buffalo Presbyterian Church.

On September 17, 1949, he married V. Jean Simpson, who died March 22, 2008.

Surviving are a son, Ronald (Michele) Moore of Hickory; four daughters, Carol (Jack) Hensel of Washington, Joyce Moore of Hickory, Linda Moore of Bentleyville and Barbara (Mike) Salvini of Washington; two brothers, Samuel Moore of McDonald and Harry Moore of Clarington, Ohio; three sisters, Alma Schwab of Burgettstown, Martha Jane Briggs of West Alexander and Mary Wilson of Taylorstown; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Deceased are two brothers, Charles and William Moore, and a sister, Nora Phillips.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, with Pastor Judy Mayer officiating. Burial will follow in Upper Buffalo Cemetery, Buffalo Village. Additional information and a guest book are available at

A memorial service for Augusto Pleil, who died April 12, 2013, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in Clinton Wesleyan Church, Clinton.

William Saccani

William “Jim” Saccani, 62, of West Finley, formerly of Jefferson Borough, died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in UPMC-Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born April 29, 1951, in McKeesport, a son of Jean Beissel Jones of New Eagle and the late William J. Saccani.

Mr. Saccani was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, Class of 1969.

He retired with more than 35 years of employment from Penn Drilling in McKees Rocks.

Mr. Saccani was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 22 in Washington and enjoyed spending his time riding on his Harley.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are son Bill Saccani and wife Sharon of Whitehall; grandsons Zachary, Noah and Gavin Saccani; sister Susan Saccani Thomas of Trenton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased is his wife, Sharon Miller Saccani, who died December 5, 2006.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. Private interment will take place in Salem Mennonite Cemetery, Baker, W.Va. Condolences may be made to the family at



blog comments powered by Disqus