Obituaries May 8

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William Colantoni

Dr. William Colantoni, 96, of Richeyville, died Friday, May 3, 2013, in Southmont of Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington.


Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.


Nellie Hart Devore

Nellie Hart Devore, 91, of Amwell Township, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in her home.


She was born June 7, 1921, in Amwell Township on the family farm, a daughter of the late George and Bessie Fetherlin Hart.


Mrs. Devore was a 1938 graduate of Trinity High School.


She was a homemaker and farmer at the Devore farm in Lone Pine.


Mrs. Devore was a dedicated member of Bethlehem Lutheran Evangelical Church in Glyde and a 75-year member of Chestnut Ridge Grange.


She was a devoted, loving grandmother who loved being around family and working on the family farm. She also enjoyed her garden, baking, canning and taking care of her flower beds.


In November of 1945, she married Russell Forrest Devore, who is deceased.


Surviving are two sons, Donald C. Devore of Washington and William R. (Becky) Devore of Washington; a sister, Margaret “Peg” Wilson; grandchildren Kristina N. (Douglas) Hancock and Matthew R. Devore; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.


Deceased, in addition to her husband and parents, are a son, Richard F. Devore; brothers Roy, George and William Hart; and sisters Olive Mowl, Anna Ames, Dorothy “Dot” Ulery and Gladys Phillips.


Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Nichol Funeral Home, 1873 East Maiden Street, Washington, and 10 to 11 a.m., the time of funeral services, Friday, May 10, in Bethlehem Lutheran Evangelical Church, Glyde, with Pastor Peter D. Asplin officiating. Interment will follow in Bethlehem Lutheran church cemetery. A guest book may be signed at www.nicholfuneralhome.com. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Building Fund, 21 Church Road, Scenery Hill, PA 15360.


William Fargo Jr.

William Fargo Jr., 37, of Deemston Borough, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013.


Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville.


A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.


Bernice Gilbert

Bernice Gilbert, 97, of McDonald, died Monday, May 6, 2013, in her home.


She was born April 8, 1916, in West Virginia, a daughter of the late Mims L. and Rosalee Jones Horner.


Mrs. Gilbert worked as a cook at Fort Cherry High School for 15 years before retiring in 1978. She loved baking, cooking and canning and liked spending time with family during the holidays.


She was a member of the McDonald Women’s Club and McDonald Garden Club.


On January 15, 1934, she married John B. Gilbert in Wellsburg, W.Va. Mr. Gilbert died March 4, 1965.


Surviving are a daughter, Donna J. (Bob) Ralston of McDonald; nine grandchildren, Debbie Baldigowski, Paul Demnyan, Shari Wagner, Lori Kargle, Shelley Douglass, Bob Ralston, Roxanne Baxter, Marsha Seater and John Gilbert; 18 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.


Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, are two daughters, Lena Demnyan and Linda Reese; a son, John G. “Punk” Gilbert; four brothers, Henry, Earl, Homer and Howard Horner; and four sisters, Edna Yeager, Nettie McVicker, Pearl Hayes and Marie Worstel.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Nation Funeral Home Inc., 220 East Lincoln Avenue, McDonald, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, with the Rev. Dennis Lawrence, pastor of Independent Bible Presbyterian Church, McDonald, officiating. Burial will follow in Center Cemetery, Midway. Memorials may be made to Independent Bible Presbyterian Church, 112 Dempe Road, McDonald, PA 15057. Online condolences, photos and additional information are available at www.nationfuneralhome.com.


Mary Ann Zehel Hornicek

Mary Ann Zehel Hornicek, 77, of Monroeville, formerly of Churchill and California, Pa., died Monday, May 6, 2013.


She was the beloved wife for more than 35 years of the late Dr. Francis J. Hornicek, M.D.; loving mother of Francis Hornicek, Nancy Hornicek and Susan “Sue” (husband William “Skip”) Schwab; grandmother of Francis’ two children and Sue’s son Drew and daughter Emily; and sister of Wendell Zehel, M.D., Samuel Zehel and Margaret Lee Andress. Also surviving are nieces and nephews.


Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in Maurice L. Knee Ltd. Funeral Home, 7663 Saltsburg Road (across from S&T Bank), Plum. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, in Beulah Presbyterian Church, 2500 McCrady Road, Churchill. Everyone please gather at the church. Interment will follow in Churchill Cemetery. If desired, the Hornicek family suggests memorials to Beulah Presbyterian Church.


Helen Marcella Lockard

Helen Marcella Lockard, 88, of Claysville, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013, in Washington Hospital.


A daughter of the late Floyd and Edith Marie Frye Johns, she was born May 29, 1924, in Saltsburg.


Mrs. Lockard was a homemaker. She enjoyed baking, cooking, reading books, doing word-search puzzles and watching game shows and wrestling on television.


Surviving are six children, Merle Alvin Johns of Washington, Floyd Maurice Lockard of Indiana, Arthur James Lockard Sr. and wife Nancy of Iselin, Evelyn Marcella Lockard Conner of West Mifflin, and Cheryl Jean Lockard and Norman Duane Lockard, both of Claysville; a brother, Charles Johns of Saltsburg; two sisters, Doris D. Miller of Florida and Norma Cochran of Washington; 17 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents, deceased are her husband, Alfred Maurice Lockard; a grandchild; and numerous brothers and sisters.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson-Lytle Inc., Indiana, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 9, with Pastor Arnold Watts officiating. Interment will be held in Edgewood Cemetery. www.robinsonlytleinc.com


Richard D. Lyons

Richard D. Lyons, 84, of Claysville, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Washington Hospital.


Arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville.


A complete obituary and funeral notice will be published in a later edition.


Lena Mae McDonough

Lena Mae McDonough, 87, of South Franklin, formerly of Zanesville, Ohio, died Monday, May 6, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington.


She was born March 12, 1926, in Washington, a daughter of Mahlon M. Sibert Sr. and Irene Fieszli Sibert.


Mrs. McDonough was a homemaker and the oldest living member of West Union Presbyterian Church.


On December 21, 1945, she married Clarence F. McDonough Jr., who died October 6, 1994.


Surviving are a son, James F. (Barbara) McDonough of Zanesville; two daughters, Linda (George) Shriver of Prosperity and Carol (Art) Hathaway of Washington; two brothers, Mahlon M. Sibert Jr. of Claysville and Charles Sibert of Missouri; two sisters, Patricia Farabee of West Alexander and Gerry (Ed) Kelley of Claysville; six grandchildren, Dan and Tami Shriver, Gregg (Melissa) Hathaway, Jason (Lauren) Hathaway, Erin (Brad) Wilson and Jamie McDonough; and six great-grandchildren, Zak and Zane Shriver, Hannah, Kaden and Karson Hathaway, and Case Wilson.


Deceased are a son, Richard D. McDonough; two brothers, Irvin and Gerald Sibert; two sisters, Catherine Baker and Ruth Horrell; and a great-grandchild, Quinn Wilson.


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 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11. Burial will follow in Prosperity Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to West Union Presbyterian Church, 122 West Union Station, Sycamore, PA 15364.


Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


Bruce Allen Murphy

Bruce Allen Murphy, 58, of Coal Center, died Sunday, April 28, 2013.


He was born Monday, November 8, 1954, in Brownsville Hospital, a son of the late Lester and Emma Luko Murphy.


Mr. Murphy worked at Lee Norse for many years and was retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Allenport Plant. He was a welder by trade.


Left to cherish his memory are his sister and brother-in-law, Pattie and Elmer Berish; nephews Joe Berish and wife Holly and Jeremy Berish and girlfriend Lisa Mertz; and great-nephews JJ and Ty Berish.


Friends will be received for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10, in St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, California, with Father Michael Zavage as celebrant. Funeral and cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Mariscotti Funeral Home Inc., Anthony N. Mariscotti, supervisor, 323 Fourth Street, California.


Esther L. Williams

Esther L. Williams passed away peacefully Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Lebanon Valley Brethren Home, Palmyra, following several years of illness.


She was born May 19, 1943, in Donora.


Mrs. Williams graduated from Donora High School in 1961, from Carnegie Tech, Pittsburgh, in 1965, and received her master’s degree in social work from Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1967.


Deceased are her parents, Manuel and Rose Lieber, and a sister, Harriett Davis.


Surviving are her loving husband of 45 years, David Williams; children Lauren Kautz and Daniel Williams; grandson Samuel Kautz; and granddaughters Julian Kautz, Lyla Kautz and Becca Williams.


For more than 20 years, Mrs. Williams was employed by Harrisburg Hospital as a medical social worker. During her years of employment, she also taught at Shippensburg University, Penn State Capital Campus, and provided counseling services for Tressler Lutheran Social Services.


She loved traveling with her husband, children, grandchildren and many of her good friends. She was an avid reader who loved movies, theater, Broadway musicals and socializing. She will be sorely missed by all those who knew her.


Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Hoover Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Route 422 & Lucy Avenue, Hershey, and 1 until 2 p.m., the hour of service, Friday, May 10.


In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilburn GA 30047, or via its website at lbda.org/go/donate. Share condolences with the family at www.hooverfuneralhome.com.


Anna Grace Yarusinsky

Anna Grace Yarusinsky, 86, of Humbert Lane Personal Care Home, South Strabane Township, formerly of Lone Pine, died Monday, May 6, 2013.


She was born June 17, 1926, in Washington, a daughter of Lucido and Stella Lucirn Aloia.


Mrs. Yarusinsky was a 1944 graduate of Washington High School.


She worked as a homemaker as well as at various other jobs throughout her life, including Ryngo Market on South Main Street, as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone Co. in the 1950s, at Metro Glass Works in Washington, manager of All-Pro Chicken at the Washington Mall until it closed, at the Gee Bee cosmetic department in Washington, for Fox Grocery and at the kitchen department cafeteria at Bellmead Apartments.


On June 26, 1954, she married George M. Yarusinsky, with whom she shared 33 years of marriage before his death in 1987.


Mrs. Yarusinsky was a longtime member of Sts. Mary & Ann Catholic Church, St. Oliver Plunkett Parish of Marianna.


She was an avid bingo player, especially enjoying Marianna, Lone Pine and Cokeburg.


Mrs. Yarusinsky was a social member of the Croatian Club in Bentleyville and a Grange member. She loved to cook, bake and attend card parties.


Surviving are two sons, Michael G. and wife Mary Kay Yarusinsky of Canonsburg, Daniel L. and wife Joan Aloia of Columbus, Ohio; two granddaughters, Lauren Simmons and Toni Aloia; two grandsons, Matt and Kenny Aloia; two stepgrandsons, Joseph and Bryan Bossong; two sisters, Matilda “Tillie” Shawin of Washington, Nancy Jo Gray of Columbus; a brother, William B. Aloia of Columbus; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.


Deceased, in addition to her husband and parents, are a sister, Virginia Lemley, and a brother, Domanic “Mickey” Aloia.


Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Nichol Funeral Home, 1873 East Maiden Street, Washington, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 9, with Chaplain Jim Schmitt officiating. Interment will follow in Sts. Mary and Ann Cemetery, Marianna. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society. A guest book may be signed at www.nicholfuneralhome.com.


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