Obituaries June 11

June 10, 2013

Ramkrishna Agarwal

Beloved husband, cherished father and dear brother

Ramkrishna “Kris” “Kishan” Agarwal, 73, of McMurray, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 8, 2013, in McMurray Hills Manor, following many years of nursing home care due to a car accident and illnesses.

He was the beloved husband of Claire; cherished father of David and Amy; dear brother of Narayan, Mahesh and Geeta and many other relatives in India, his homeland.

Mr. Agarwal was a proud naturalized American citizen.

He earned a master’s degree and doctorate in mining engineering from Columbia University, where he taught for several years. He also was a project manager at Bethlehem Steel Corp. for many years. Most recently, he worked for AFLAC selling health insurance.

Mr. Agarwal was a member of Peters Creek United Presbyterian Church in Venetia.

Arrangements are private and have been entrusted to Cremation & Funeral Care by Danielle Andy Belusko, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546.

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Wilma Louise Brammer

Member of First Church of the Nazarene

Wilma Louise Brammer, 80, of Paris, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013, in her home, after a long 15-year battle with cancer.

She was born October 25, 1932, in Weirton, W.Va., a daughter of the late Donald D. and Ethel Long Caldwell. Also deceased is a brother, Arthur L. Caldwell.

Mrs. Brammer was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, where she was dedicated to the children in the nursery at the church.

She was an Avon sales representative for many years.

Mrs. Brammer was an adventurous soul.

Surviving are her husband, Robert H. Brammer; daughters Karen Brammer Murphy (Kevin) of Oak Park, Ill., Ellen Morrison (David) of Greenwich, Conn., Donna Brammer of Chicago, Ill., and Paula Dolgos (Dave) of Gibsonia; son Craig Brammer of Harrisburg; 11 grandchildren; brother Charles Caldwell (Dolores) of Pittsfield, Mass.; and sister-in-law Rose Caldwell of Valencia.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 380 Penco Road, Weirton. Additional visitation will be held from 10 until the time of funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, in First Church of the Nazarene, 475 Colliers Way, Weirton. Pastor Brian Richardson will preside. Burial will follow at Chestnut Ridge Cemetery, Florence.

Mary Ellen Stout Brown

Mary Ellen Stout Brown, 66, of Dilliner, died Friday, June 7, 2013.

Visitation from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., the hour of service, Tuesday, June 11, in Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion.

Betty Jean Carpenter

Washington resident enjoyed crafting

Betty Jean Carpenter, 75, of Washington, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, in UPMC-Montefiore hospital, Pittsburgh, following declining health.

She was born March 5, 1938, in Washington, a daughter of Arthur and Catherine “Cass” Carter Johnson.

Ms. Carpenter attended Washington Christian Missionary Alliance and enjoyed crafting.

Surviving are a son, Charles A. (Julie) Carpenter of Wolfdale; four daughters, Sharon (Brian) Mallich of McMurray, Rebecca (Tom) O’Toole of South Park, Cynthia Ingram of Washington and Jenny Carpenter of Wolfdale; a brother, Arthur Johnson of Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Esther Finney of Houston and Philena Stanley of Ohio; 14 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are a son, Russell Carpenter, and a sister, Donna Johnson.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Hummell & Jones Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, Thomas W. Hummell, supervisor, Douglas M. Jones, director, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, with the Rev. Gary Schneider officiating. Interment will follow in Upper Buffalo Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Boulevard, Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA 15235. Messages of condolence may be left at

Christopher B. Cook

Devoted golfer loved spending time with his son

Christopher B. Cook of Brookfield, Ohio, passed away Friday evening, May 31, 2013, in St. Joseph’s Health Center in Warren, Ohio, after a short illness. He was 63.

Born February 26, 1950, in Elyria, Ohio, he was a son of Charles R. and Beverly Barnes Cook.

Mr. Cook was a graduate of Trinity High School in Washington and went on to further his education at Hiram (Ohio) College and received his master’s degree in hospital administration from George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

During his career of more than 32 years, he served as vice president of Lee Hospital, chief operations officer and chief executive officer of several hospitals, including Mercy, Clearfield, Kane and UPMC-Horizon, and was most recently operations manager of Primary Health Network.

Mr. Cook loved spending time with his son, Nicholas, and was a devoted golfer and member of Avalon Country Club at Buhl Park, Hermitage, and Oak Tree Country Club, Shenango Township.

He leaves behind a son, Nicholas B. Cook of Hollidaysburg; mother Beverly B. Cook of Columbia, S.C.; and two brothers, William Cook and wife Pat of Washington and Clinton Cook of Columbia.

Deceased is his father.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, in Faith United Presbyterian Church, 900 East Beau Street, Washington. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to American Diabetes Association, Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Alberta G. Shagas Hans

Corrected information has been received for the obituary of Alberta G. Shagas Hans, published Monday. She was born March 11, 1926.

Sean R. Jordan

Canonsburg resident

Sean R. Jordan, 42, of Canonsburg, formerly of Carnegie, died Friday, June 7, 2013.

Surviving are two sons, Sean R. Jordan Jr. and Dan Jordan, and their mother, Tammy Jordan.

He was a son of the late Fuzzy and Madeline Jordan; brother of William R., James E., Robert M. and the late Scott and Daniel Jordan; and uncle of Rachel, Billy, Scott and Cassidy Jordan.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Henney, Bradwell and Nirella Funeral Home, 524 Washington Avenue, Carnegie, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 12.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Claudia Pesco

Claudia “Dolly” Pesco, 56, of Baldwin, formerly of Canonsburg, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013, in Verland CLA, Baldwin.

Arrangements are entrusted to Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Canonsburg. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.

Edward Charles Williams

Enjoyed spending time with family, grandchildren

Edward Charles Williams, 56, of Waynesburg, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, June 9, 2013, in his home. He had been in his usual health and death was attributed to an apparent heart attack.

He was born Tuesday, February 26, 1957, in Somers Point, N.J., a son of Irene Katherine Warren Kindt of Cambridge, Ohio, and the late John Williams.

Mr. Williams was a member of Waynesburg Eagles Club Aerie 598.

He enjoyed fishing and shopping at bargain stores, like Goodwill and Ollies. He especially enjoyed spending time with family and his grandchildren.

While his health permitted, he worked at several pizza places in Waynesburg.

Surviving are his companion of 13 years, Margaret Shultz Rutan.

Also surviving are two daughters, Kathy McConnell and Tina Delgesso; son Mark McConnell of Holbrook; several grandchildren and stepgrandchildren; five sisters, Linda Williams and Ruthann Armenta, both of Cambridge, Betty Williams Cleates of Waynesburg and Gloria Shay and Connie Williams, both of Florida; seven brothers, Daniel Kindt of Cambridge, Jerry Williams of Ohio, Robert Williams of New Jersey, Fred Williams of Delaware, James Williams of Kentucky and Herman Kindt and William Kindt, both of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are four sisters, Peggy Stambro, Joan Howard, Anita McClary and Rose Marie Cross, and three brothers, John, Raymond and William Williams.

There will be a greeting of friends from 11 a.m. to noon, the time of a memorial service, Wednesday, June 12, in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, with Charles Wolfe officiating. Burial will be private at Claughton Cemetery, Whiteley Township. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the funeral home to help with expenses. Information is available at



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