Obituaries May 23
Published May 22, 2013 at 10:09 pm (Updated May 22, 2013 at 10:09 pm)
Edna Mae Aloia Active member of Fairhill Manor Christian Church
Edna Mae Aloia, 82, of Chartiers Township, Washington, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township, after an illness of several years.
She was born May 27, 1930, in Washington, a daughter of the late Wray A. and Dessie Pearl Stookey Chambers.
Mrs. Aloia was a 1948 graduate of Washington High School and was a homemaker.
She was a very active charter and lifetime member of Fairhill Manor Christian Church.
Mrs. Aloia’s many activities included baby-sitting, camping, music, winter travels to warm climates, dancing and line dancing. She was a great cook and baker. She attended her grandchildren’s sporting events and enjoyed hosting visitors in her home.
On February 12, 1950, she married Dominic “Mickey” Aloia, who died January 18, 2010.
Surviving are a son, Terry Aloia of Washington; three daughters, Janet (Terry) Houston, Jeannie (Terry) Allison and Bette Jo (Jerry) Puskarich, all of Washington; a sister, Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Sekorky of Washington; nine grandchildren, Zach (Laura) Houston, Laken (Beau) Kobrys, Megan Houston, Preston Allison, Hollan Puskarich, Devin Aloia, Amanda Puskarich, Morgan Puskarich and Camden Dominic Allison; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a brother, Jim Chambers; a sister, Marie Sutton; a brother, Tom Chambers; an infant sister, Margaret Jean Chambers; and a brother, Bill Chambers.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Hummell and Jones Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, Thomas W. Hummell, supervisor, Douglas M. Jones, director, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 24, with Pastor Michael Lehman officiating. Interment will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice Care of Washington Health Care System, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington; Alzheimer’s Association, One Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222; or Fairhill Manor Christian Church, 351 Montgomery Avenue, Washington. Messages of condolence may be left at www.hummellandjones.com.
Joseph Amendola Member of Our Lady of the Valley Church
Joseph Amendola, 84, of Carroll Township, died suddenly Sunday, May 19, 2013.
He was born January 17, 1929, in Malito Calabria, Italy, a son of the late Louigi and Marie Gotti Amendola.
Mr. Amendola was retired as a pipe fitter for Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Co.
He was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Church in Donora, Italian American Heritage Society, Knights of Columbus of Monessen and Westmoreland Columbus 500.
Deceased are his wife, Carmen C. Battilana Amendola, who died in 2001, and a brother, Vincenzo “Jimmy” Amendola.
Surviving are a daughter, Mary Rose Amendola of Monongahela; a special companion who resided with him, Maria Grano; a sister, Nella (John) Panarello of Dormant; a brother-in-law, Tony (Carol) Battilana of Pittsburgh; and nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in James A. Rabe Funeral Home Inc., 701 Thompson Avenue, Donora, where prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Valley Church, Donora, with the Rev. Pierre Falkenhan as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Fayette County No Kill Shelter, through the funeral home. Family and friends may view the obituary and offer condolences at www.rabefuneralhome.com.
Helen B. Uniejewski Belczyk Belle Vernon resident
Helen B. Uniejewski Belczyk, 96, of Fairhope, Belle Vernon, died peacefully Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in her home, surrounded by her family.
She was born February 6, 1917, in Washington, a daughter of the late John and Maryanne Babacz Uniejewski.
Mrs. Belczyk was a member of St. Joseph Polish National Church in Fairhope.
Surviving are eight children, a daughter, Priscilla Worhatch and husband Peter of Donora, a daughter, Cynthia Belczyk and friend Dave of Belle Vernon, a son, John Belczyk and wife Yoko of Chicopee, Mass., a son, Stanley Belczyk and wife Mona of Belle Vernon, a son, Eugene Belczyk and wife Carlyn of Monessen, a son, Donald Belczyk and wife Beverly of Belle Vernon, a son, Barry Belczyk and friend Molly of Lakewood Ranch, Fla., and a son, Vincent Belczyk and wife Pamela of Belle Vernon; 17 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
Deceased are her husband, Jack Belczyk in 2007, and granddaughter Jeanette in 2002.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Eley-McCrory Funeral Home Inc., 334 Main Street, Fayette City, 724-326-5621, www.eleymccroryfuneralhome.com., where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25, with the Rev. Felix Pyzowski officiating. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery.
Doris Buell, 83, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Frye Funeral Home Inc., Monongahela, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25.
A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.
Alexander Leonard Dudzik U.S. Navy veteran was special education teacher
Alexander Leonard “Larry” Dudzik, 88, of Washington, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in Washington Hospital.
He was born November 9, 1924, in Canonsburg, a son of the late John and Alice Bonczek Dudzik.
Mr. Dudzik served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 as an aviation machinist’s mate and received an American Theater Ribbon and a Victory Medal.
He was a graduate of University of Pittsburgh and earned his master’s degree from California University.
Mr. Drudzik was a special education teacher for 15 years and was an usher at The Meadows Racetrack for 30 years.
He was a member of Meadow Lands United Methodist Church, where he was a very active member, a lay speaker and member of the dartball league. He sang with the men’s barbershop and was a member of Washington Senior Citizens Center.
On September 4, 1948, he married Wanda Jedrzejczak, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Larry Alan (Roberta) Dudzik of Washington; two daughters, Darlene Horvath of McMurray and Chris (Rick) Schwartzmiller of Washington; a sister, Helen Ambrose of Canonsburg; 11 grandchildren, David, McKenzie, Alex, Joel, Jessica, Erin, Ian, Amy, Tracey, R.J. and Madison; and four great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Kathi Dudzik Ramsey; two brothers, Lou and Sylvester; and four sisters, Violet, Tessie, Mary and Laura.
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. Private burial will be held at a later date in Washington Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Meadow Lands United Methodist Church, Church Memorial Fund, 535 Pike Street, Meadow Lands, PA 15347. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Charles Robert Hall Washington man enjoyed motorcycles
Charles Robert Hall, 67, of Washington, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
He was born May 10, 1946, in Washington, a son of the late Robert S. and Kathryn Ringer Hall.
Mr. Hall worked for Kurtz Monument for 12 years as a footer installer.
He was Apostolic and enjoyed motorcycles.
Surviving are four daughters, Kristy McMasters of Washington, Kelly Matthews of Jacksonville, Fla., Kimberly Lyons of Punxsutawney and Joy Wright of Washington; a brother, Roger A. Hall; two sisters, Norma Kuhns of Scio, Ohio, and Dianne Boyd of Lisbon, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Robert C. Hall, and a sister, Janet Kuhns.
At the request of his daughters, all services are private and will be handled by William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Gertrude Theresa Sonson Former Washington Hospital employee enjoyed grandchildren
Gertrude Theresa “Dorothy” Sonson, 89, of Washington, died Monday, May 20, 2013, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.
She was born January 12, 1924, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Paul and Antoinette Manella Buccigrossi.
Mrs. Sonson was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church and a member of Christian Mothers.
She was employed by Washington Hospital for 14 years in laundry and dietary.
Mrs. Sonson enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, crocheting, bingo and listening to country music.
On April 14, 1945, she married Vincent J. Sonson, who died August 24, 1976.
Surviving are a son, Edward (Linda) Sonson of Washington; two daughters, Deborah Barnhart (Ken Sibert) and Antoinette (Jeffrey) Bainer, both of Washington; five grandchildren, Edward (Andria) Sonson, Amy Burk, Brian (Michelle) Barnhart, Jeffrey Bainer and Christa Bainer; and four great-grandchildren, Vincent and Olivia Sonson and Perry and Mela Barnhart.
She was the last of her immediate family.
Deceased are six sisters, Frances, Margaret, Mary, Ida, Betty and Ann, and a brother, Fred.
A blessing service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 24, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with Father Carmen D’Amico officiating, followed by visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.