Obituaries May 14

May 13, 2013

Lucien Anthony Celio

Lucien Anthony Celio, 71, of Houston, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, in UPMC-Montefiore hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born January 9, 1942, in Canonsburg, a son of the late Raffaele and Giovinia Teti Celio.

Mr. Celio was Roman Catholic.

He was a 1960 graduate of Canon-McMillan High School.

Mr. Celio served in the U.S. Army National Guard of Pennsylvania.

He was a former employee of Imperatore Auto Body Repair Shop in Canonsburg, then worked as a claim supervisor for Allstate Insurance for 35 years, prior to his retirement.

Mr. Celio had a passion for playing golf and was also an avid fan of professional golf and enjoyed watching it. He loved cooking and especially being with his family.

On September 23, 1977, he married Ann Mering, who survives.

Also surviving are a son, Ryan Celio and wife Heather of Erie; a stepson, Ronald Allen; three brothers, Joseph Celio of Canonsburg, Albert Celio of Strabane and Richard Celio and wife Marilyn of Scott Township; two sisters, Antoinette Liberatore of Canonsburg and Jean Lucas of McMurray; a grandchild, Grayson Lucien Celio; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, deceased are a brother, Mario “Rocky” Celio, and a sister, Mary Sacco.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, Phillip L. Sollon, director. Additional visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, the time of services, Thursday, May 16, with the Rev. George DeVille, pastor of Holy Rosary Church, Muse, officiating. Interment will be private. Please visit for additional information and to leave condolences.

Mariano LaBella

Mariano LaBella, 88, passed away at 9:40 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013, in Golden Living Center of South Hills.

He was born May 30, 1924, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Michael and Mary Morrow LaBella.

Mr. LaBella served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater during World War II with the 433rd troop carrier group and received four Bronze Stars. Prior to his retirement in 1980, he had been employed as a supervisor in the paint department of the former McGraw Edison Power Systems in Canonsburg.

He was an active member of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Meadow Lands, where he had been an usher for 60 years.

Mr. LaBella was a member of American Legion Post 902 in Houston.

He was an avid hunter and vegetable gardener.

On April 28, 1948, he married Rosella E. Porcaro Oliver, who passed away September 8, 2008.

Surviving are two sons, Rock (Barbara) LaBella of Orange Park, Fla., and Rayman Gene LaBella of Alexandria, Va.; a daughter, Maria Theresa LaBella of Plummer, Idaho; a brother, Michael LaBella of Spokane, Wash.; three grandchildren, Raymond Brittain LaBella, Esq., Jason Laffredi and Crystal Gale Whalen; seven great-grandchildren, Rosella and Donn Mariano LaBella, Alaina, Antonio, Angelo, Aljia and Ahynka Laffrei; and many nieces and nephews.

Deceased are a sister; a brother; and a grandson, Justin Laffredi, who passed away January 15, 2009.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, where departing prayers will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, Meadow Lands, with the Rev. Carman D’Amico, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. Full military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 902 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 combined honor guard. To view or extend condolences, please visit

Prenda T. Moyer

Additional information was received for the obituary of Prenda T. Moyer, published Monday. In 2007, she returned to this area and made her home with her late brother, Victor and wife Dorothy. She later became a resident of Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township. A brother-in-law, Robert Hohn, survives.

Mary Elizabeth Organiscak

Mary Elizabeth Organiscak, 100, formerly of Daisytown, died Saturday evening, May 11, 2013, in Wickliffe Country Place, Wickliffe, Ohio.

She was born March 17, 1913, in Bentleyville, a daughter of Josip and Catherine Bozovich Grdish.

For many years, she was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Daisytown and, for the last 11 years, a member of St. John of the Cross Church in Euclid, Ohio.

Mrs. Organiscak was the beloved wife of more than 50 years to John F. Organiscak, who died March 21, 1991.

She is survived by two sons, John J. Organiscak (Nancy) of Richmond Heights, Ohio, and Francis William Organiscak (Leilani) of Walton Hills, Ohio; a sister, Ann Francis of Cape Coral, Fla.; and a sister-in-law, Violet Organiscak of Bentleyville.

She is survived by eight grandchildren, John M., Francis W., Susan M., Kevin R., Steven M., Brian P., Kari-Ellen and Timothy S.; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Deceased is a sister, Rose Ivcic.

Friends are welcome from 11 a.m. to noon, the time of service, Friday, May 17, in Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, 724-239-2255, with the Rev. Edward L. Yuhas officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Coal Center. Visit to leave a condolence message, order flowers and share photos.

Joane Lyn Petrie

Joane Lyn Petrie, 45, of Butler, went to be with her Lord Monday, May 13, 2013, in Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot.

She was born December 23, 1967, in Washington, a daughter of the late William M. and Glennetta E. Swart Mosier.

Mrs. Petrie was a 1985 graduate of Trinity High School. She was 1988 graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She was the owner of Wooden Cross Candles & Baby Name Guide.

She was a member of Saxonburg Memorial Presbyterian Church.

She loved her family, painting, missionary work, reading and history, especially Gettysburg. She was a loving, dedicated and devoted mother to her children.

Surviving are her loving husband, Gary M. Petrie, whom she married August 13, 1994; children Brooke L. Petrie, Alexander M. Petrie and Daniel G. Petrie, all at home; siblings Billie (Terence) Serbak, Dennis Mosier and Karen (Jerry) Adams, all of Washington; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Fox Funeral Home Inc., 410 West Main Street, Saxonburg, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16, with the Rev. David Brewer officiating. Interment will follow in Saxonburg Memorial Church Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Saxonburg Memorial Presbyterial Church Mission Fund, P.O. Box 466, Saxonburg, PA 16056. Please make sure to write “Mission Fund” on the memo line. View at

Alverda Roach

Alverda Roach, 91, of Washington, died Monday, May 13, 2013, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.

She was born March 25, 1922, in Grafton, W.Va., a daughter of the late Carl and Reatha Isner Adams.

Mrs. Roach was a member of First Lutheran Church, Washington.

She graduated from Washington High School.

Mrs. Roach worked for Sears & Roebuck and Loblaw’s.

She was the last of her immediate family.

Deceased are her husband, Robert Roach, who died in 1976; a daughter, Rita Hazlett; and two grandsons, Donald “Scamp” Hazlett and Brent Hazlett.

Friends will be received from 9 to 11 a.m., the time of service, Thursday, May 16, in Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, with the Rev. Kenneth Schott officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Alzheimer’s Association at Condolences may be expressed at Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor, and Lawrence K. Donovan, funeral director

Claudia E. Wagner

Claudia E. Wagner, 98, of Washington, died Saturday, May 11, 2013. in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.

She was born November 16, 1914, in Sykesville, a daughter of John and Esther Zinko.

Mrs. Wagner was a homemaker. She also was employed by Harpers Feed in Washington as a secretary and Black Top Paving, from where she retired.

She was a graduate of Washington High School and was a member of Catholic Daughters of Immaculate Conception Church.

Mrs. Wagner married Carl J. Wagner, who died October 19, 1982.

Surviving are her children, son Martin Wagner of Washington, son Robert (Carol) Wagner of Finleyville, daughter Charlotte (Karl) Evans of Washington and son David P. (Mary) Wagner of Grants Pass, Ore.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Wagner was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony Zinko, and a sister, Olga Carpenter.

Friends will be received from 4 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 9 a.m. Thursday, May 16, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Washington. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Washington. Condolences may be expressed at

John Franklin Wiley II

John Franklin Wiley II, 64, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013, in his home.

He was born in Pittsburgh December 12, 1948, a son of John and Helen Wiley.

Mr. Wiley loved football and was a two-time letter winner for the University of Pittsburgh. He later became an assistant coach for the University of Iowa and Iowa State University. He last coached in 1976 to 1977 for Peters Township High School, McMurray.

He worked as a sales representative for L.G. Balfour Co. and more recently as a software salesman for Expertus Inc.

Mr. Wiley will be remembered for his faithfulness to his church and to his Lord. He served as Eucharistic minister and was a member of Knights of Columbus. Most of all, he was an incredible husband to his wife, Karen, a loving father of six children and a loving “pup-pup” to his 12 grandchildren.

Preceding him in death is his father, John Franklin Wiley, Sr.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Karen Pawlikowski Wiley; children Taryn and husband Dr. Bracken Burns, Jacqueline and husband Michael Kita, Lauren and husband Owen Lienhard, John Pawl Wiley, Daniel Wiley and wife Katie and Sister Maria Francesca Wiley, O.P.; 12 grandchildren; his mother, Helen Wiley; a sister, Bonnie Graft; and a brother, Alan Wiley.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Fort Mill, S.C., where a memorial Mass will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, with Father John Giuliani, C.O., celebrant. A reception will follow in the pastoral center. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in honor of John Wiley. Condolences to the family may be made at The family of Mr. Wiley is being served by Palmetto Funeral Home and Crematory of Fort Mill.

Raymond Leo Zaney

Raymond Leo Zaney, 93, of Cecil, died Monday, May 13, 2013.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services, Cecil, 724-745-9510. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.



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