Obituaries June 15

June 14, 2013

Paul Baker III

Additional information was received for the obituary of Paul Baker III, published Thursday. Omitted were three survivors, Nicole, wife of grandson Ryan Baker, and great-grandchildren Colton and Chloe Baker.

Dorothy Ann Batic

Dorothy Ann Batic, 85, of Burgettstown, died Friday, June 14, 2013, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.

Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Taucher Funeral Home, Burgettstown. A complete obituary will be announced in a later edition.

William Falappi

William “Bill” Falappi, 80, of Monongahela, died Friday, June 14, 2013, in his home.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Frye Funeral Home, 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church, Monongahela, with the Rev. William Terza, pastor, as celebrant.

A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.

Michael Elliott Keeney

Construction worker was Beth-Center graduate

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

He was born April 14, 1983, in Scenery Hill, a son of Debra Noble Keeney of Washington and the late William Ralph Keeney.

Mr. Keeney worked in construction.

He was a graduate of Bethlehem-Center High School.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are three sisters, Laurie (Joshua) Courtney and Rebekah and Lacey Keeney; three nephews, Noah, Jonas and Liam Courtney; and his grandmother, Helen Sumney.

Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m., the time of services, Sunday, June 16, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with Pastor Fred Tomlinson officiating. Additional information and a guest book are available at

Leona M. Kilgore

Western Center nurse’s aide

Leona M. Kilgore, 73, of Washington, died at 4:35 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013, in her home.

She was born November 9, 1939, in Washington, a daughter of the late Stephen M. and Sophie Mikuta Mesko.

Mrs. Kilgore was a 1957 graduate of Washington High School.

She was employed by Western Center as a nurse’s aide for 17 years until her retirement.

On January 16, 1959, she married Raymond “Jack” Kilgore, who died February 15, 2010. They had celebrated 51 years of marriage.

Surviving are a son, Jack (Debbie) Kilgore of Washington; and three grandchildren, Katie (Mike) Leeper, Sara (Dominick) Lacaria and Jack R. Kilgore.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no public visitation. Burial will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of 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.

Charles Malanosky

Charles Malanosky, 80, peacefully passed away Monday, June 10, 2013, in Cleveland, Ohio, with his family by his side.

Born June 1, 1933, in Mt. Pleasant, he was a classic car enthusiast and Steelers fan.

Hollis D. O’Brochta

Former Rices Landing resident was legal secretary

Hollis D. O’Brochta, 87, of Westminster, Md., formerly of Rices Landing, died suddenly and peacefully in the early hours of Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Carroll Hospital Center, Westminster.

She was born September 25, 1925, in Waynesburg, a daughter of the late Ralph E. and Myrtle Cole Dowlin.

Mrs. O’Brochta was a graduate of Jefferson High School, Class of 1943. She attended Penn Commercial College, gaining legal secretarial skills.

She worked as a legal secretary for the Greene County District Attorney office and an attorney firm in Maryland.

Mrs. O’Brochta was an active member of Hewitt Presbyterian Church in Rices Landing and Order of the Eastern Star 135 in Waynesburg. She served as regent for Daughters of the American Revolution, Greene Academy chapter.

On July 1, 1950, she married Andrew A. O’Brochta, who died June 26, 2005. They had been married for 55 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Valerie Fyans and husband Chris of Horsted Keynes, England, Andrea Hauff of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Hillary O’Brochta of Finksburg, Md.; four grandchildren, Tyra Little and Declan, Cavan and Aidan Fyans; and three great-grandsons, Drew, Kai and Jory.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Jeffrey N. Zumbrun Funeral Home, 6028 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg, Md. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, in First Presbyterian Church of Westminster, 65 Washington Road, Westminster, with the Rev. Walt Peters officiating. A second service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, in Hewitt Presbyterian Church, 1206 Crucible Road, Rices Landing. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township. Mrs. O’Brochta truly enjoyed flowers, or if you prefer, memorial contributions may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association, 1850 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093 ( Condolences may be expressed at

Raymond W. Yuras

UPS retiree served in U.S. Marine Corps

Raymond W. Yuras, 66, of Carmichaels, died at 4:15 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2013, in his home.

He was born August 4, 1946, in Uniontown, a son of the late Walter and Pauline Tokish Yuras.

Mr. Yuras was a 1964 graduate of German Township High School, McClellandtown.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Mr. Yuras worked as a delivery person in the local area for United Parcel Service until his retirement.

He was a member of St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church of Carmichaels.

On April 24, 1971, he married Rita M. Bellan, who survives.

Also surviving are a son, Raymond Jason Yuras of Carmichaels; two daughters, Monica R. Mays (Lawrence) of Carmichaels and Amy B. Switalski (Wayne) of Waynesburg; five grandchildren, Michael, Katie, Tyler, Mason and Wyatt; a brother, Regis Yuras (Rose) of Leckrone; and a sister, Tamela Brady of Leckrone.

Deceased is a brother, Walter “Fugu” Yuras.

Family and friends are welcome from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Yoskovich Funeral Home, 724-966-5500, Martin J. Yoskovich, funeral director, 300 South Vine Street (Route 88), Carmichaels. A private service and burial will take place Monday, June 17. For additional information and to sign a guest book, please visit



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