Joan Lee Stoskel Allen
Loving mother, wife, sister
Joan Lee Stoskel Allen was taken by the hand of Jesus and led to her heavenly home Saturday, June 15, 2013, surrounded by her children after fighting a long and tiring battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
She was born October 26, 1931, in Marianna, the first born of the late Stella Marie Frameli and Peter Paul Stoskel.
Mrs. Allen lived most of her life in Marianna, until moving with her daughter in 1992 to Houston.
She was a graduate of West Bethlehem High School, where she was a cheerleader. This was a story shared many times by her and her granddaughter, Joanna, who also was a cheerleader.
On March 4, 1949, she married the love of her life, Clement F. Allen Sr. Together, they raised five children, Kathleen M. Allen of Houston, with whom she made her home, Judith A. Penn (Dave) of Taylorstown, Clemmy Allen of Washington, Stella Diane Allen of Houston and George Michael, the baby, (Georgeanna) of Waynesburg.
Mrs. Allen loved baking, growing roses and bowling. She was a loving mother, wife and sister and will be forever missed.
Surviving are five grandchildren, David H. Penn of Pittsburgh, Thomas W. Matiyasic of Canonsburg, Cara L. Nadberazny (Joe) of Washington, Michael F. Allen (Lisa) of Fredericktown and Joanna Marie Allen of Waynesburg; sisters Clara Miller (Chuck) of Marianna, Lucille Kovacich (Frank) of Deemston Borough and Marlene Coughenour (Frank) of Washington; a brother, George Stoskel (Ruth) of Washington; a daughter-in-law, Candy Allen of Washington; several nieces and nephew; and a very special friend, Marva Andrevich of Marianna.
She was able to welcome her first great-grandchild, Rosaleigh Nadberazny, in February 2013.
Deceased, in addition to her husband and parents, are a sister, Dorothy Mancini, and three nephews.
Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Nichol Funeral Home, 1873 East Maiden Street, Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, in Sts. Mary and Ann Roman Catholic Church, St. Oliver Plunkett Parish, Marianna, with Father Paul Grunebach as celebrant. Burial will follow in Horn Cemetery, Marianna.
Mrs. Allen loved her family, baking, decorating cakes and gardening, all of which she could no longer remember. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to Alzheimer’s Association, in care of Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, 3544 North Progress Avenue, Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9638, www.alz.org. A guest book may be signed at www.nicholfuneralhome.com.
Amber Rose Danowski Blackhurst
Amber Rose Danowski Blackhurst, 46, of Bethel Park, formerly of Baldwin, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, after a four-year battle with cancer.
She was born September 11, 1966, a daughter of the late Ambrose and Virginia Danowski.
Mrs. Blackhurst was a loving wife of Scott Blackhurst; sister of Bruce (Carlotta) Danowski, Pam (Ray) Panicco and Amy Danowski (Chris Lassak); aunt of Jordan, Preston, Blake, Kelsey, Brady and Brogan; and daughter-in-law of Becky Lee (Dennis) Grim and David (Elaine) Blackhurst.
Also surviving is her best friend, Tracy Hickly Milton.
She will be deeply missed by all friends who knew and cared for her.
Mrs. Blackhurst was a criminal research specialist for the Secret Service for more than 27 years.
She was a graduate of Baldwin High School.
Mrs. Blackhurst and her husband enjoyed many vacations to Tulum, Mexico, where they were married in May 2009.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home Inc., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills, where a service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 18.
“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. Ask, believe, receive – the journey is the beautiful part” were words she took solace in saying.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Development, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 1B, 5150 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, for appendiceal cancer research. www.jeffersonmemorial.biz
Agnes V. Dellorso
Departing prayers for Agnes V. Dellorso, who died June 14, 2013, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, in Sollon Funeral Home, Canonsburg, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, Canonsburg. The Christian Mothers and Guild of St. Patrick Parish will recite the rosary at 4 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
Beatrice J. Kramer
Loved being mother, grandmother
Beatrice J. Kramer, 79, of Waynesburg, formerly of Mather, died Saturday, June 15, 2013.
She was born April 30, 1934, in Greensboro, a daughter of the late James A. Sr. and Olive Kate Whitaker Lowden.
Mrs. Kramer was a graduate of Point Marion High School.
In her youth, she loved to play ball, and going to church was very important to her.
She had many jobs in her lifetime, from working in the tobacco fields to working at the Pentagon. But the job she loved most was being a mother and grandmother. She worked her way into everyone’s hearts and will forever remain there. Her family wishes to say, “Job well done, Mom!”
Mrs. Kramer was a member of Fountain of Life Church in Washington.
On June 29, 1957, she married Wayne “Tink” Kramer, who died October 29, 1998.
Surviving are children Kurt Kramer of Waynesburg, Brenda Prodan and husband Don of Carmichaels and Sondra DePue and husband Brian of Carmichaels; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Rhea Howell of Collier, Dixie Goble of Gary, Ind., and Sue Sullivan of Smithfield; and a brother, James A. Lowden Jr. of Augusta, Ga.
Deceased are a sister, Marge King, and three brothers, Victor Whitaker, Arlie Whitaker and Gerald Whitaker.
Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, with Pastor Todd O. Crouch officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.
Restored classic cars
Charles “Chuck” Malanosky, 80, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013, in Cleveland, Ohio.
He was born June 1, 1933, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Walter and Anna Lucas, formerly of Pitt Gas.
Mr. Malanosky was a 1951 graduate of Jefferson High School and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a resident of Willowick, Ohio, for the past 52 years.
He was employed by GE Chemical Products, retiring after 28 years of service.
An avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, he went to Super Bowl XL in 2006. He also restored two 1950 Chevy classic cars and a 1961 Plymouth Fury convertible. His cars won many trophies at car shows.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 51 years, Barbara Mrzena; children Therese (Paul) Koomar and Peggy Switzler; grandchildren Katie, Jennie, Beth and Sarah; siblings MaryAnn (Stanley) Wilczak of McKees Rocks and Bernadette (Bob) Jones of Avella; and sisters-in-law Margie Malanosky of Fredericktown and Wilma Malanosky of Scenery Hill. He was an uncle and a great-uncle to many.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Mike, and siblings George and Ed.
Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery, Chardon, Ohio.