Obituaries June 27

June 26, 2013

John L. Hrutkay

Army vet was lifelong farmer

John L. “Yonk” Hrutkay, 89, of Bentleyville, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in his home.

He was born September 17, 1923, in Bentleyville, a son of the late Ferdinand and Gizella Groskofp Hrutkay.

Mr. Hrutkay was a 1941 graduate of Bentleyville High School.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving as a tech sergeant with the 11th Airborne 487th Glider Infantry Regiment in the Pacific Theater including the Philippines and New Guinea.

He was awarded many decorations for his service.

Mr. Hrutkay had been employed as an underground miner for Bethlehem Mines Corp., Mine 60, as a motorman and trackman and was a part of the mine rescue team. He had more than 42 years of service, before retiring in 1988. He later had been employed as a delivery man for Kuzy’s Drugstore in Bentleyville for 15 years.

He was a lifelong member of Ave Maria Parish and a member of Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Hrutkay enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing and polka dancing and had been a longtime gentleman farmer, raising many different animals and crops.

Surviving are two sons, Patrick J. Hrutkay and wife Anita of Uniontown and Timothy Hrutkay and wife Christine of Indiana; two brothers, George Hrutkay of Bentleyville and Ed Hrutkay of Beallsville; a sister, Irene Thames of Detroit, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.

His wife, Martha L. Yurkovich Hrutkay, died September 29, 1995.

Also deceased are four brothers, Steve, Frank, Joe and Charles Hrutkay, and a sister, Margaret Redmerski.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville, where prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 28, 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. Entombment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Carroll Township.

A guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.

Charles Duane Kiger

A greeting of friends and family for Charles Duane Kiger, who died February 9, 2013, will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., the time of memorial service, Saturday, June 29, in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, with the Rev. Kathy Higgins officiating. Burial of his ashes will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township.

MaryAnn McMillan

Member of St. Louise de Marillac Church

MaryAnn McMillan, 88, of Friendship Village of South Hills, Upper St. Clair, formerly of New Bern, N.C., and Canonsburg, died Monday, June 24, 2013.

She was born January 22, 1925, a daughter of the late John and Mary Ranone.

At the time of her death, she was a member of St. Louise de Marillac Church and was a former member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in New Bern and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Canonsburg.

In January 1984, she retired from Universal Cyclops Steel Corp. in Mt. Lebanon, where she was supervisor of compensation and benefits.

Deceased is her husband of 57 years, Thomas R. McMillan, whom she married September 18, 1943.

Surviving are a son, TR “Rick” McMillan Jr. (Ernesta) of McMurray; three grandchildren, Terry R. Serena (Scott), Thomas R. McMillan III (Holli) and Michael J. McMillan (Kathleen); and eight great-grandchildren, Dylan, Gregory and Jason Serena, Jessee and Thomas R. IV McMillan, Amelia, Michael John II “Jack” and Mary McMillan. A grandson, Mitchell Serena, is deceased.

Friends will be received from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, in Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-941-3211, followed at 10:30 a.m. by a Mass in St. Louise de Marillac Church, Upper St. Clair, with Father Michael Caridi as celebrant. Committal and inurnment will be private in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Friendship Village of South Hills Library or Lifespace Communities Foundation/Special Care Unit, 1290 Boyce Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241. Please add tributes at

Blake Andrew Metzger

Treasured son

Blake Andrew Metzger, 2, of Canonsburg, passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 24, 2013.

He was the treasured son “meat” of Erik Andrew Metzger and April LeAnne Sharratt; adored younger brother of Kayley Marie Metzger; cherished grandson of Keith and June Sharratt and Lynda Conway; and nephew of Amy and Daniel Doffin, Mark Metzger and Brittany Hill. Also surviving are numerous cousins.

Blake loved helicopters, motorcycles, especially Pappap’s bike, “Bubble Guppies” and tractors.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Beinhauer-Bogan Funeral Home, 164 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-5810, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29. Interment will be in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions be made to Blake Metzger Memorial Fund at any PNC Bank Branch. Please add or view tributes at

Betty Jane Miller

Member of Taylorstown Christian Church

Betty Jane Miller, 87, died Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.

She was born December 31, 1925, in Claysville, a daughter of the late Charles E. and Nettie Jackson Cunningham.

Mrs. Miller was a cook who worked for The Meadows racetrack kitchen for 24 years and Hopewell Diner for five years and was employed by Thrift Drug, where she worked for 10 years.

She was a member of Taylorstown Christian Church.

On January 28, 1946, she married John L. Miller, who died December 29, 1989.

Surviving are two daughters, Nancy L. (William) Vester and Sherry A. (Paul) Allen, both of Washington; eight grandchildren, Terri Smith, Michelle Vester, Heather Wilson, Traci Bryner, Joshua Allen, Jason Allen, Nathan Miller and Stephanie Kay; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Deceased are a son, Thomas Miller; two brothers, Kenneth and Donald Cunningham; and five sisters, Vica Steffick, Emma Butterfield, Edith Scott, Frances Horr and Myrtle Bedillion. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m., the time of service, Sunday, June 30, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with the Rev. Stephen Smythers officiating. Additional information and a guest book are available at

Donald Keith Moore Sr.

Cooper Industries employee

Donald Keith Moore Sr., 80, of Clarksville, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in Washington Hospital.

He was born September 19, 1932, in Lone Pine, a son of the late William and Dorothy Wates Moore. Mr. Moore was employed by Cooper Industries for 28 years. He was a member of American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 931 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 22.

Surviving are two sons, William Frank (Cheryl) Moore of Washington and Lee (Pam) Moore of Washington; three daughters, Sally Ann Moore, Donna Sue (Robert) Doak and Karen (Troy) Eckles, all of Washington; a brother, William Moore of Eighty Four; four grandchildren, Lee, Jesse, Troy and John; and a great-grandchild, Haley.

Deceased are a son, Donald Keith Moore Jr.; a brother, Clayton Moore; and a sister, Lorraine Palbalt. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Friday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Full military honors will be accorded by American Legion Edwin Linton Scott Post 175.

Additional information and a guest book are available at

Mona M. Perlee

Beloved wife, loving mother

Mona M. Perlee, 91, of Bethel Park, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

She was the beloved wife of Henry; loving mother of Caroline (Tim) Graettinger; sister of Inez Wolf; and aunt of Melanie, Marcia, Elaine, Lindy, Bruce, Gary, Kevin and Russell.

Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel, 5570 Library Road, Bethel Park, where services will be held at noon Saturday, June 29. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery.

John Roberts

Inurnment services for John Roberts, who died April 21, 2013, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Burgettstown. Full military honors will be accorded by Slovan and Burgettstown Veterans of Foreign Wars/American Legion Honor Guard.

Gerald R. Sims

U.S. Army veteran

Gerald R. “Jerry” Sims, 68, of Houston, died Monday, June 24, 2013, in Kindred Hospital, Oakdale.

He was born November 2, 1944, in Midland, a son of Edward and Edna Elder Sims.

Mr. Sims worked for Pennsylvania American Water Co.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Surviving are his wife, Dianna Bowman; six children, Gerald Bowman (Charisse) of Canonsburg, Shane Bowman of Houston, Shelly Wong of Lakewood, Calif., Jeri Williams of Victorville, Calif., Brandi Perkins (Ronald) of Washington and Shayla Green (Phillip) of Coraopolis; two brothers, Edward Sims III (Dinah) and Phillip Sims, both of Canonsburg; three sisters, Lorraine “Pinky” Powell and Edith “Hemmie” Davis (Robert), both of Maryland, and Patricia “Lucy” Sims of Detroit, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; three aunts; an uncle; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Deceased are a sister, Catherine Mae Sims, and two brothers, James Sims and Joseph Settles.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 27, in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at

Mary Lynn Tarbuck

Retired nurse

Mary Lynn Tarbuck, 53, of Washington, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, surrounded by her loving family by her side. She had been fighting cancer for the past six years.

She was born July 29, 1959, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Gloria Cancelmi Graff of Washington and the late Stephen Graff.

Mrs. Tarbuck was a 1977 graduate of Trinity High School and a graduate of St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing.

She worked as a registered nurse in Pittsburgh hospitals’ CCU and ICU. She retired from nursing and began to work with her husband at Tarbuck P.I. and Associates.

Mrs. Tarbuck was very much a family person.

Her children and husband were her life. She loved to watch her daughter, Christina, during her cheerleading years and watching her son, Brandon, play baseball.

On August 20, 1983, she married Michael D. Tarbuck of Washington, who survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband and mother, are a daughter, Christina Michele Tarbuck, at home; a son, Brandon Michael Tarbuck, at home; a brother, Steve (Meredith) Graff of Washington; an aunt, Jean Cancelmi of Florida; a cousin, Dede (Kent) Golden of Florida; a niece, Lauren; a nephew, Christopher; a brother-in-law, Mark D. Tarbuck of Washington; and mother-in-law Nellie Tarbuck of Washington.

Deceased, in addition to her father, is her father-in-law, Mike Tarbuck Jr.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in 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, where a prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 29, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Washington.

Entombment will follow in Washington Cemetery mausoleum. Condolences may be expressed at



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