Obituaries June 14

June 13, 2013

James Paul Amos

U.S. Army veteran took care of his family

James Paul Amos, 85, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in his home, with his wife at his side, after a long battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

He was born March 7, 1928, a son of Albert Brady and Blanche Marbeta McDaid Amos.

Mr. Amos spent his life in Washington and, in November 2012, he set off for one last great adventure, relocating with his wife to Rio Rancho, N.M. He loved watching Westerns and enjoyed actually seeing the Wild West, mountains and the areas where many of his favorite movies were filmed.

He loved his wife of 42 years, Bette. She was the one person he always wanted by his side.

Mr. Amos took care of everything and everyone. If it was broken, family members called Dad, and he could tell them how to fix it. His example of hard work and fairness was an inspiration to all his children. He took care of everyone, including his parents, children, stepchildren, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Mr. Amos never passed on an opportunity to hold a baby and enjoyed all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also loved to spend time in his vegetable garden.

Professionally, Mr. Amos worked at Tygart Valley and Brockway Glass Plant 7 for 39 years as a machine upkeep operator.

He served in the U.S. Army in Korea 49 Company, 3rd Battalion, and 47th infantry and was awarded the Purple Heart. After service, he was a member of Edwin Scott Linton American Legion Post 175 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8314.

He was a good man and was loved by all who knew him.

Surviving are his wife, Bette Lea McAfee McCoy Amos; four sons, Earl James Amos (Vickie), Danny Paul Amos (Gwen), Andrew Clark McCoy (Kim) and Allan Christopher McCoy; four daughters, Patti Jo Amos Nichols (Bill), Linda Lea McCoy McCormick (Don), Mary Ann McCoy Gallaway (Colin) and Elizabeth Marie Amos Goodman (Peter); 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Deceased are his parents, brothers Robert, Ivan, George (Bill) and Homer and sisters Marjorie Polan Finn and Mary Scariot.

Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 17. Burial will follow in West Middletown Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded graveside by American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, in Community of Joy Lutheran Church, 841 Saratago Drive, Rio Rancho. Additional information and a guest book are available at

Paul Baker III

WWII, Korean conflict veteran was retired coal miner

Paul Baker III, 86, of Carmichaels, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in his home.

Mr. Baker was born April 17, 1927, in Somerset County, a son of the late Paul II and Blanche Wallace Baker.

He was a veteran of World War II. He served in the U.S. Army’s 349th Infantry in Italy. He also served in the Korean cnflict. Mr. Baker was awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the Army of Occupation Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the Korean and United Nations service medals.

Mr. Baker worked at Nemacolin Mine and Humphry 7 Mine, retiring in 1989. He was a member of UMWA Local 6290 and Local 1058.

On November 27, 1948, he married Grace Nashwinter, who survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Paul Baker IV and wife Michelle of Florida, Donald Baker and wife Belinda of Carmichaels and David Baker and wife Lisa of Carmichaels; and four grandchildren, Brandy, Paulie Baker V of Florida and Heather and Ryan Baker of Carmichaels.

A son, Ronald R. Baker, died January 10, 1976, and grandson Donald L. Baker, died June 16, 2003. Both died of injuries from auto accidents. Also deceased are brother Robert and sister Delores Mahle Baker.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, 724-966-5100, Paul M. Lesako, funeral director/supervisor/owner, and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, when a blessing service will begin at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Bauer officiating.

Interment with full military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 400 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491, Carmichaels, in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels.

Michael Elliott Keeney

Michael Elliott Keeney, 30, of Washington, formerly of Scenery Hill, died suddenly Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in his home.

A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.

William Howard Miller

Original founder, owner of Miller Centrifugal Casting

William Howard Miller, 82, of Mt. Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

He was the beloved husband for 58 years of Anne Mosites Miller; father of William R. Miller (Diana), Mark G. Miller (Kimberley) and Nancy Snyder (David); grandfather of Russell H. Miller, Randall W. Miller, Chelsey M. Stallard (Larry), Jessica L. Dymond (Christopher), Christian Miller, Alena King (Ben), Alyse Lyons, William R. Miller, Kristina W. Miller, Lukas M. Miller, Talin Cooper, Brittany Hunsberger (Alan), David Snyder and Lauren Feldbauer (Michael); and great-grandfather of Grace Miller, Braylon Stallard, Kellan Stallard and Gavin Hunsberger.

Mr. Miller was born in 1931 and raised in Whitewater, Wis., a son of Dr. Russell H. and Lucille King Miller and brother of Marian Miller Cook.

He graduated in 1953 from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor of science degree in metallurgical engineering.

He started on offense and defense and was the place kicker for the Wisconsin Badgers football team. In 1999, the College of Engineering of the University of Wisconsin awarded Mr. Miller its Distinguished Service Citation for his pioneering work in the field of centrifugal casting.

After college, Mr. Miller served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

In 1955, Mr. Miller married the love of his life, Anne Mosites, and moved to her hometown, Pittsburgh.

In 1958, he started Miller Centrifugal Casting Co. in Cecil Township. He began the company as a one-man operation and grew it to be a world leader in centrifugally cast products. His company produced highly engineered components for military jets, nuclear submarines, aircraft carriers, mine sweepers, hydroelectric dams, large electric motors, cranes, elevators and steel mill rolling equipment. He sold his company in 1998, and it continues to operate under the name of Miller Centrifugal.

Mr. Miller loved the game of golf and infused his passion into the next two generations of his family. He was a member of Valleybrook Country Club from its inception. Mr. Miller competed in club championships and on the club’s traveling team.

He also served on Upper St. Clair School Board and coached Little League football in Upper St. Clair.

Since 1973, he lived in Mt. Lebanon and, after selling his business, spent the winter months in West Palm Beach, Fla.

He positively influenced and improved the lives of many people during his 82 years.

His family loves him, misses him and is comforted by the outpouring of support.

Arrangements by Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-941-3211. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, in Southminster Presbyterian Church, 799 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Donations in his memory may be made to American Lung Association, 3001 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011. Please send tributes to

Christian Patrick Quinn

Active volunteer fireman loved wrestling

Christian Patrick Quinn, 37, of Clarksville, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, of an apparent heart attack.

He was born January 15, 1976, in Waynesburg. He was a son of Sandra Dusha Quinn Shimo and husband John “Moe” of Washington and the late James Richard Quinn.

Mr. Quinn was a 1994 graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School and loved wrestling, from midget to heavyweight.

He was an active volunteer firefighter with Clarksville Volunteer Fire Company.

Mr. Quinn was known for being a very giving, friendly and lovable person.

Surviving, in addition to his mother and stepfather, are brother James Quinn and wife Terri of Masontown, W.Va., and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Deceased, in addition to his father, are maternal grandparents Walter and Betty Dusha and paternal grandparents James and Josie Quinn.

Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the hour of service, Saturday, June 15, in Behm Funeral Home Inc., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, with the Rev. John R. Dorean officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Cemetery. Clarksville Volunteer Fire Company will hold a memorial service at 7:45 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The fire company also wishes to honor Mr. Quinn with a fireman’s funeral and final farewell.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Clarksville Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 665, Clarksville, PA 15322. Condolences may be expressed at

Katherine L. Silberberg

Co-director of Mesa Creative Arts Center

Katherine L. “Kate” Silberberg, 54, of Eldersville, died May 15, 2013, of pancreatic cancer in the Cancer Treatment Centers of America Medical Center, Tulsa, Okla.

She was born April 7, 1959, in Canonsburg Hospital, a daughter of the late John and Blanche Kunkle Neal.

Mrs. Silberberg was the co-director of Mesa Creative Arts Center in Burgettstown and was previously a middle-school art teacher in West Allegheny School District.

Surviving are her husband, Brad Silberberg of Eldersville; brothers John Neal of Washington and Paul Neal of Bulger; a niece; several nephews and cousins; an aunt; and an uncle.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, in Mesa Creative Arts Center, 30 Miller Business Park Drive, Burgettstown.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Mesa Creative Arts Center.

Charlotte Tehi

Longtime member of St. Oliver Plunkett Parish

Charlotte Tehi, 89, of Wadsworth, Ohio, formerly of Vestaburg, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, in Alter Care of Wadsworth.

She was born May 28, 1924, in Nemacolin, a daughter of the late Leo and Genevieve Dempsey O’Hara.

A homemaker, Mrs. Tehi attended Jefferson-Morgan High School.

She was a longtime member of St. Oliver Plunkett Parish, Fredericktown, where she was a member of its Christian Mothers and Ladies Guild. She also sang in the choir.

Mrs. Tehi was a member of Bethlehem-Center Senior Center, Vestaburg, and, for many years, was a poll worker.

On February 15, 1941, she married Michael Tehi Sr., who died February 6, 2007. They celebrated 56 years of marriage.

Surviving are son Michael Tehi Jr. (Beatrice) of Wadsworth; three granddaughters, Marlene Tehi, E. Renee Tehi and B. Lorraine Dirks; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, are son Thomas John Tehi, who died in 1943; seven sisters, Catherine Roble, Esther Arrigo, Rose O’Hara, Mary Columbus, Irene O’Hara, Gertrude Mistick and Winifred Lear; and brother Michael O’Hara. Mrs. Tehi was the last of her immediate family.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, in St. Michael Archangel Church of St. Oliver Plunkett Parish, 20 Bank Street, Fredericktown, where a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Paul Grunebach as celebrant. Interment will follow in Westland Cemetery, Brownsville. Greenlee Funeral Home, 42 Bank Street at Crawford Road, Fredericktown, is in charge of arrangements. Guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at

Edward Alan Walker

Enjoyed cars and boats

Edward Alan Walker, 54, of Upper St. Clair, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, in St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon, following a brief illness.

He was born May 14, 1959, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Charles E. Jr. and Sally DeConciliis Walker, who survives.

Mr. Walker was employed in auto sales and enjoyed cars and boats.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are two brothers, John Charles (Pam) Walker of Houston and Timothy James (Shelley) Walker of Charlotte, N.C.; and four nephews, Andrew, Ryan, Charlie and Spencer.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16, in Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church, 112 West Pike Street, with the Rev. Douglas Beltzner officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the charity of the donor’s choice. Services entrusted to Hummell & Jones Funeral Home, Washington. Messages of condolence may be left at



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