Obituaries June 9
Published Jun 8, 2013 at 11:24 pm (Updated Jun 8, 2013 at 11:24 pm)
Retired Williams C.C. greenskeeper enjoyed family
Hendry Alvarez, 85, of Langeloth, died Friday, June 7, 2013, in Kindred Hospital, Oakdale.
He was born July 31, 1927, in Carbon, a son of the late Fernando and Delfina Fernandez Alvarez.
Prior to retirement, Mr. Alvarez was employed as the greenskeeper for Williams Country Club in Weirton, W.Va.
He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Burgettstown.
Mr. Alvarez enjoyed gardening, spending time with family and the company of friends at his local stomping grounds.
Surviving are his three daughters, Covi (James) Herb of Franklin Park, Yoli (Howard Pennington) Alvarez and Monsi (Doug) Anderson of Moon Township; his son, Robert “Pio” (Kelli) Alvarez of Langeloth; six grandchildren, Brandon Pennington, Laura, Emily and Elizabeth Herb, Cameron Anderson and Alyssa Alvarez; two great-grandchildren, Madyson and Isabella Pennington; two sisters, Lucinda and Fina Alvarez Fernandez, both of Spain; four sisters-in-law, Felisa, Montse, Maria Esther and Milagros Cora, all of Spain; and many nieces and nephews.
He also leaves behind a special friend, Carmen Munoz of Spain.
On April 19, 1957, he married Leonila “Nila” Cora Alvarez, who died April 22, 2001.
Also deceased are three brothers, Eloy, Manuel and Tony Alvarez, and a sister, Maria Alvarez Fernandez.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Taucher Funeral Home, 23 Erie Mine Road, Burgettstown, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, with the Rev. George Moneck officiating. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Burgettstown. For further information and condolences, please visit www.taucherfuneralhome.com.
George A. Andrews
1943 - 2013
George Albert “Wheeze” Andrews, 69, of Joffre, passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, June 7, 2013, in UPMC-Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born November 21, 1943, in Canonsburg, a son of the late George and Olive Shaffer Andrews.
A 1962 graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School, he worked as a coal miner, mechanic and truck driver, and was a member of the Owls Club, Joffre.
Mr. Andrews was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1963 until his honorable discharge in 1968.
His wife, Donna Littleton Andrews, whom he married September 20, 2001, survives.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three sons, Todd Andrews and wife Leah-Anne of Cecil and Cole and Bill Littleton of Joffre; a daughter, Melanie Mott of Southview; four grandchildren, Alexis Lee, Shaylee and Kylee Littleton and Michael Mott; a brother, Barry Andrews and wife Linda of Washington; a sister, Diana Mohler and husband Gary of Canonsburg; and his first wife, Barb Andrews of Southview.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Lee & Martin Funeral Home, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown, where services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 11. Interment with full military honors accorded by the U.S. Army and Slovan and Burgettstown Veterans of Foreign Wars/American Legion Honor Guard, will follow in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township.
If so desired, memorial donations may be made in his memory to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Member of St. Ann’s R.C. Church
Mary A. Bell, 91, of Midway, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, in Concordia-South.
She was born December 6, 1921, a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Bozycewic Bokulich.
Mrs. Bell was a member of St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church in Bulger.
She enjoyed polka music, baking and cooking.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda (late Raleigh) Chaney of Midway; a son, William R. (Janice) Bell of Eldersville; grandchildren Craig Chaney, Jennifer Herbert, William Nathaniel Bell and Christine Boni; great-grandchildren Mason Boni, Gracie Herbert and Charlotte Herbert; sister Rose Stiegel of Bulger; and sisters-in-law Marian Stiak of Beaver, Mary Bokulich of Midway and Barbara Bell of New Castle.
Deceased are her husband, William Bell, who died June 11, 2004; sisters Daisy Brletich and Frances DeSantis and brothers Joseph and John Bokulich.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Thomas-Little Funeral Service Inc., 106 St. John Street, Midway, 724-796-3301. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, June 10, in St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Bulger. Interment will follow in Center Cemetery, Midway.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, 967 Grant Street, Bulger, PA 15019. Please sign the guest book at www.thomas-littlefuneralservice.com.
Edward J Borkowski
November 9, 1924 - June 7, 2013
Edward J. Borkowski, 88, of Washington, died Friday, June 7, 2013, in his home, surrounded by his family. He was in declining health the last two years.
He was born November 9, 1924, in Washington, a son of the late Stanley and Anna Balta Borkowski.
Mr. Borkowski was employed by Duncan Miller Glass until it closed in the mid-1950s. He than started working for Tygart Valley Glass that later merged with Brockway Glass until it closed in 1984.
He was a member of St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church, where he served as an usher and worked many years with its annual festivals and fish fry.
Mr. Borkowski served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater.
He attended Trinity schools and was a member of Polish Club, Polaski Club, American Legion Post 175 and most recently Brockway Glass Bowling League at Alpine Lanes. He enjoyed all sports, especially the Steelers. In his younger years, he played softball and darts in various city, church and club leagues.
On February 12, 1955, he married Alice Kubacki, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Dennis (Denise) Borkowski of Lapel, Ind., David (Sherri) Borkowski of Washington and Daniel (Kathleen) Borkowski of Washington; a daughter, Denise (Jeffrey) Binder of Meadow Lands; a sister, Genevieve Uniejewski of Washington; six grandchildren, Justin Borkowski, Mandy Borkowski, Luke Borkowski, Daniel Borkowski Jr., Gina Borkowski and Sarah Borkowski; three great-grandchildren, Evan, Julius and Kolten Borkowski; several nieces and nephews, who he loved; and a sister-in-law, Bernice Borkowski.
Deceased are two sisters, Mary Jane McCoy and Helen Peters; and two brothers, Walter “Fuzzy” Borkowski and Chester J. Borkowski.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, in St. Hillary Church, with Father Thomas D. O’Neil as celebrant. Internment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township. Military rites will be accorded graveside by American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175. Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Sarah Margaret Closser
Sarah Margaret Closser, 88, of Sycamore, died Friday, June 7, 2013, in the Donnell House, Washington, after being in declining health for the past few months.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Waynesburg. A complete obituary and arrangements will be published in a later edition.
Tony Lee Dunseath
Beloved son and brother
Tony Lee Dunseath, 41, of Jefferson, died Friday, June 7, 2013, in Briarcliff Pavilion Heath and Rehabilitation Center, North Huntingdon.
He was born August 3, 1971, in Waynesburg, a son of David Dunseath Sr. and his stepmother Audrey of Clarksville and Sophie Bartowick Dunseath Stimmell of Jefferson.
Mr. Dunseath was a 1989 graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School and was employed at CCI in Washington until the time of his illness, four months ago.
He enjoyed his computer and Xbox 360.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are two brothers, David Dunseath Jr. of Jefferson and Dan Dunseath of Bentleyville; two sisters, Kathy Rowe and husband Barry of Marianna and Chris Grow and husband Pat of Clarksville; two stepbrothers, Eddie Porter of Fairbank and Ralph Porter of Erie; four stepsisters, Kim Porter of Ellsworth, Darla Porter of North Carolina, Donna Porter of Clarksville and Shelly Porter of Clarksville; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Deceased are his maternal grandparents, Pauline Martin Bartowick Edgar and Joe Bartowick; paternal grandparents Hezekiah and Nora Dunseath; and a brother, Billy Joe Dunseath, who died in infancy.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, where services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 14, with the Rev. John R. Dorean officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.
John Clyde Francis
John Clyde Francis, 87, of West Alexander, died at 4:50 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013, in Personal Care at Evergreen, Washington.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.
Retired Chartiers Valley teacher, wrestling coach
Lewis Guidi died suddenly Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
He was the beloved husband and “best bud” of Sharon Ellis Guidi; loving father of Megan Guidi, Sarah (Casey McCloskey) Guidi, Natalie (Mike) Holmes, Monty Guidi and Lori (Federico) Gialone; brother of Gary Guidi, Alfreda Dulaney and the late Thomas Guidi; brother-in-law of Pat (Tina) Ellis, Mary Jo and Sandy Guidi; uncle of Patrick and Christopher Ellis and Beth, Chris, Freddy and Jaimie; and grandfather of Brittany, Tony, Brandon, Maria, Sam, Julie, Savannah and Gabriella.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Szafranski-Eberlein Funeral Home Inc., 101 Third Street, Carnegie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 10, in Our Lady of Grace Church, Pittsburgh.
Mr. Guidi was a retired teacher and wrestling coach in Chartiers Valley School District, an All-American wrestling champion at West Virginia University and was inducted into the West Virginia University Hall of Fame.
He will be missed by his former students, athletes, friends and members of his monthly breakfast club.
Lloyd M. Hilverding
Retired gas well worker enjoyed antique cars
Lloyd M. “Bill” Hilverding, 81, of Waynesburg, died Friday, June 7, 2013, in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg.
He was born December 16, 1931, in Waynesburg, a son of the late Virgil and Florence Morris Hilverding.
Mr. Hilverding was a graduate of Waynesburg High School.
On December 2, 1961, he married Helen Louise Callahan, who died August 31, 2008.
Mr. Hilverding was a retired gas well worker for Carnegie Natural Gas Co. He also worked with his father for several years and Waynesburg Block Co.
He was a member of Washington Street United Methodist Church in Waynesburg.
Mr. Hilverding enjoyed antique cars, especially his 1946 Ford Tudor.
Surviving are two daughters, Marcia (Dennis) Moore of Waynesburg and Missy (Brian) Henry of Sycamore; four grandchildren, Jonathon Hilverding, Rhiannon Moore, Courtney Henry and Gavin Henry; a great-grandchild, Sophie Johnson; three sisters, Betty Lemley of Waynesburg, Jean Wood of Waynesburg and Eileen Martin of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 182 West High Street, Waynesburg, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, with the Rev. William Parker officiating, followed by interment in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township. Condolences may be offered at www.behmfh.com.
Paul Francis Ludrosky
Retired Robena coal miner was outdoorsman
Paul Francis Ludrosky, 73, of Smithfield, formerly of Masontown, passed away Friday, June 7, 2013, with his family at his side, in West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.
He was born January 28, 1940, in Ronco, a son of the late Paul P. and Elizabeth Marcinek Ludrosky.
Mr. Ludrosky was a graduate of German Township High School, Class of 1957.
He and his wife, Norma, decided to move to Alexandria, Va., where he was employed with United Airlines. They eventually moved back to Ronco to be with his family. Before retiring, he was employed for 30 years as a coal miner for U.S. Steel Robena Mine.
Mr. Ludrosky was a member of All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Masontown.
He was a first degree Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Ludrosky belonged to Masontown Veterans of Foreign Wars, Pals Club and Masontown Fish and Game Club.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Egidi and her husband, John.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Laura Catanzaro of Mars, Paul N. Ludrosky of Smithfield, Teresa Lumley and husband John of Johnstown, Michael Ludrosky and wife Jennifer of Carmichaels and Shannon Ludrosky of Pittsburgh; nine grandchildren, Molly Ludrosky, Zachary Ludrosky, Bethany Catanzaro, Jarett Catanzaro, Paige Lumley, Jack Lumley, Grant Lumley, Michael Ludrosky and Nicole Ludrosky; a sister, Mary Ann Blasinsky and husband Paul of Carmichaels; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He also leaves behind a special friend, Mary Jane Haky, who provided years of unconditional love and support to him and his children.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in John S. Maykuth Jr. Funeral Home, corner of Church and 7 River avenues, Masontown. A prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, in the funeral home chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Masontown, with the Rev. Father John M. Butler as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Leckrone. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to All Saints Parish or All Saints School, 101 West Church Avenue, Masontown. A parish wake service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
Antoinette R. Mann
Ave Maria Parish member owned Antoinette’s Salon
Antoinette R. Mann, 89, of Ellsworth, died peacefully Friday, June 7, 2013, surrounded by her family.
She was born March 27, 1924, in Ellsworth, a daughter of the late Emidio and Emilia D’Antonio Ross.
Mrs. Mann attended Ellsworth High School and was a graduate of Fuester Beauty School. For 54 years, she owned and operated Antoinette’s Beauty Salon in Ellsworth.
She was a longtime member of Ave Maria Parish Bentleyville.
Mrs. Mann enjoyed cooking, gardening and weekend trips to their mountain camp. Most of all, her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family. She loved having her family all together and especially enjoyed the time spent with her grandchildren.
On August 30, 1943, she married Jesse Mann, who died May 9, 2011. They celebrated 68 years of marriage.
She is survived by two devoted daughters, Gloria (Art) Navrat of Bentleyville and Jessica (Frank) Besedick of Monongahela; four grandchildren, Tiffani (Greg) Lusk, John (Beth) Navrat, Steven (Tina) Navrat and Ashley Besedick; six great-grandchildren, Kayla, Jonas, Lauren and Daniel Navrat and Hailey and Emma Lusk; two sisters, Dolly Rischitelli of Florida and Norma Wonsettler of Ellsworth; a brother, Frank Ross of Ellsworth; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to her husband and parents, are a son Jesse Mann; a grandson, Shawn Besedick; a great-grandson, Jonathan Navrat; and two brothers, Carlo Ross and Camille Ross.
Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday in Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Ave Maria Roman Catholic Church, Bentleyville, with the Rev. Edward Yuhas as celebrant. Interment will be private. Guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
Robert Wayne Richardson
December 26, 1938 - May 29, 2013
Robert Wayne Richardson, 74, of Washington, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in his home.
He was born December 26, 1938, in Washington, a son of Woodrow and Dorothy Miller Richardson.
Mr. Richardson was a graduate of Washington High School and worked as a musician and drummer. He also held positions with John Hancock Insurance, General Motors and Pleiger Plastics Co., before his retirement.
He was a member of Lakeview Christian Life Church in Bridgeville.
Mr. Richardson enjoyed cars, model airplanes, nature, all animals, traveling, his church family and spending time with his daughter, family and friends.
On October 28, 2004, he married Gloria J. Schneider, who died March 7, 2005.
Surviving are a daughter, Tina Louise Richardson of Pittsburgh; a son, Michael Richardson of Atlanta, Ga.; and several cousins and numerous friends.
A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, in Lakeview Christian Life Church, 1 Lakeview Place, Bridgeville. Memorial contributions may be sent to TRIPIL Services Faith In Action Program, 69 East Beau Street, Washington, PA, 15301, 724-223-5115. Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Theodore C. Tucker
Theodore C. “Ted” Tucker, 79, of Bentleyville, Somerset Township, formerly of Newport Richey, Fla., died Friday, June 7, 2013, in Annalisa’s Personal Care Home, Perryopolis.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville. A complete obituary and funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.
Mary Joanne Williams
November 26, 1938 - June 7, 2013
Mary Joanne Williams, 74, of Washington, died Friday, June 7, 2012, after a short battle with recurrent breast cancer.
She was born November 26, 1938, in Washington, a daughter of John and Myrtle Neal McDowell, who are deceased.
Mrs. Williams was employed at Canonsburg General Hospital as a secretary in the radiology department for more than 30 years. She later became a home health care aide to various elderly individuals.
She was a very active member of Fourth Presbyterian Church, where she served as elder and on many committees. She was an avid shopper, enjoyed playing cards on Fridays with her friends and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Surviving are two daughters, Cathleen (Ken) Seybert of Washington and Gretchen (Ron) McNary of Peters Township; a brother John H. (Barra) McDowell III of Pittsburgh; and five grandchildren, Amanda (Tim) Kruger, Keil (Felicia) Seybert and Soren, Sloane and Freya McNary.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 1 to 3 p.m., the time of service, Tuesday, June 11, with the Rev. Robert Miller officiating in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Burial will be held at a later date in Mt. Prospect Cemetery. Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.