Obituaries May 12

May 11, 2013

Sarah Jane Allen

Sarah Jane Allen, 83, of Canonsburg, died Tuesday May 7, 2013, in Canonsburg General Hospital.

She was born September 29, 1929, in Roaring Spring, a daughter of George Roy and Mary Catherine Stewart Fletcher.

Mrs. Allen was a homemaker.

On August 12, 1957, she married Kenneth Raymond McKay, who died in 1958.

On October 18, 1959, she married Howard Wrenwick Allen Sr., who died January 27, 1978.

Surviving are four sons, Charles (Ann) Hale of eastern Pennsylvania, John (Brenda) McKay of Arizona, Howard Allen Jr. of Washington and William Joseph (Mizen) Allen of Vietnam; five daughters, Sarah Marie Hale Clark of eastern Pennsylvania, Thelma Jane Allen of Washington, Mary E. (Howard III) Moss of Strabane, Casey Lee Allen of Virginia Beach, Va., and Ruth Irene Allen of Canonsburg; three stepdaughters, Betty Paige, Mildred Boldy and Sarah L. Mull; a brother, Michael Warren Hale; three sisters, Mary Catherine Snowberger, Edna Christine Louks and Carol Ann; grandchildren, Archie D. Price, Naomi Jo Price, Joshua A. Price, Brandon Scott Moss, Amanda R. Moss, Julia A. (Norman) Bates, Clayton T. Toth, Jesse D. O’Dell, Maegan Paige O’Dell and James Hero Allen; and many great-grandchildren.

Deceased are two stepdaughters, June Yater and Leona Mae Mull; a stepgrandson, Stephen Stinedurf; two brothers, Harry Hale Jr. and Nathan Hale; and three sisters, Mae Stratton, Jean Moore and Ruth Martin.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, with the Rev. Earl G. Parkinson officiating. Additional information and guest book are available online at

Stephen M. Medvid

Stephen M. “Skip” Medvid, 78, of Cecil, died May 10, 2013.

He was born July 12, 1934, in Bridgeville, a son of the late Michael and Pauline Chabala Medvid.

On October 5, 1963, he married C. Debbie Suhayda Medvid, who survives.

Mr. Medvid worked as a lithographer for printing companies.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was an avid golfer and bowler.

Surviving along with his wife are three sons, Craig (Pam) Medvid, John (Amy) Medvid and Vincent Medvid; two grandchildren, Jacklyn and Parker Medvid; two brothers, Dennis (Stephanie) Medvid and Richard (Cindy) Medvid; a sister, Elaine (William) Kandravy; an endearing sister-in-law, Barbara Gillespie; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday in Warchol Funeral Home Inc., 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, 412-221-3333. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, in St. Mary’s Church, Cecil, with the Rev. Stan Gregorek as celebrant. Interment to follow with full military honors in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cecil. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 10 St. Mary’s Lane, Cecil, PA 15321. View and add condolences at

William Thomas Perkins II

William Thomas “Tom” Perkins II, 57, of Burgettstown, passed away peacefully in his sleep after a short illness in Weirton Medical Center, Weirton, W.Va., Friday, May 10, 2013.

He was an avid Steelers fan and car racing enthusiast. He enjoyed life and was willing to help anyone in need. He was instrumental in organizing the Dave Hook Memorial Fund.

He was employed at UBS Axcera in Canonsburg, as an assembly technician for the past eight years.

Surviving are his parents, William Thomas and Wanda Lee Thompson Perkins.

Also surviving are three sisters, Linda (Perkins) Daniels of Lyons, Colo., Rachel Perkins and Holly Perkins DiVecchio, both of Burgettstown; a brother, Daniel Perkins of Macungie; 10 nieces and nephews; and a great-niece and great-nephew.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Steel and Wolfe Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 380 Penco Road, Weirton, where funeral services will be held at noon Tuesday, May 14. Burial will follow in Chestnut Ridge Cemetery, Burgettstown. A repast luncheon will follow in Hanover Township Volunteer Fire Department, Paris. Online condolences may be addressed to

Mary V. Shuppe

Mary V. Shuppe, 97, of Dilliner, passed away quietly Thursday, May 9, 2013, in her home.

She was born in Yukon, on May 13, 1915, a daughter of the late Lago and Tonka (Chos) Vukovich.

Mrs. Shupe was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by brothers Milton Milinovich, Michael, George, Nick and Roddy Vukovich and sisters Dorothy Mediate and Katie Parris.

She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed looking after her family and cooking and baking for them. Special times for her were her birthday parties and being able to celebrate with her family and many friends.

Surviving are her four children and their spouses, Melinda and James Williams of Dilliner, Michael and Dorothy Shuppe of Mentor, Ohio, Fred “Ted” and Lori Shuppe of Dilliner and Steven and Susan Shuppe of Akron, Ohio; 15 grandchildren, including Stuart Smith, who was her caregiver for the past few years; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She also leaves behind two special friends who helped with her care at home, Brenda Stone and Dorah Smithley.

Her husband of 63 years, George Shuppe Jr., died on August 28, 2002.

Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until 1 p.m., the hour of service, Wednesday, May 15, in Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, with the Rev. William L. Parker officiating. Interment follows in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion. Memorials may be offered to the Amedisys Hospice, 20 North Highland Park Drive, Uniontown, PA 15401. View online at

Delores Stroman

Delores “Dee” Stroman, 72, of Waynesburg, died Friday, May 10, 2013, in her home

She was born April 27, 1941, in Ruff Creek, a daughter of the late James and Marie Johnson Fonner.

Mrs. Stroman was raised by her grandmother, Bess A. Johnson.

On June 14, 1964, she married Fred M. Stroman, who survives.

Mrs. Stroman worked as an inspector for Greenway Manufacturing in Waynesburg and Flushing Shirt Manufacturing Co. in Jefferson.

She was a member of First Christian Church of Waynesburg.

Mrs. Stroman enjoyed spending time with her grandsons, cooking and flower gardening.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Kimberly Shepherd (Randy) of Pedro, Ohio; two grandsons, Sheldon and Chandler Shepherd; two sisters, Carol Engel (Marty) of Waynesburg and Janet LeMunyon (Chuck) of Garards Fort; and four nephews, Greg and Steve LeMunyon and Scott and Todd Moore.

Deceased are a son, Troy M. Stroman, and a nephew, Michael Moore.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no public visitation. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a graveside service at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, in Oakmont Cemetery, Waynesburg, with Linda Bland officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 182 West High Street, Waynesburg. Condolences may be offered at



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