Obituaries June 28

June 27, 2013

Andrew John Bilohlavek

Graduate of California University of Pa.

Andrew John Bilohlavek of Bethel Park, 26, died Friday, June 21, 2013.

He was the beloved son of Luciana Summaria Bilohlavek and the late Bruce Bilohlavek, loving brother of Lauren Bilohlavek and grandson of Andrew and Elsie Bilohlavek and Saverio and Norina Summaria.

Mr. Bilohlavek was a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania.

Services and interment were private. Arrangements by Beinhauer Funeral Home, 724-941-3211. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Make-A-Wish, The Gulf Tower, 707 Grant Street, 37th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or Washington Area Humane Society, Eighty Four, PA 15330. Please view and add tributes at

Samuel J. Falcon

Services for Samuel J. Falcon, who died Saturday, June 22, 2013, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, in Calvary Chapel of Fredericktown with Pastor John M. Thomas officiating.

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

Corrected information was received for the obituary of Blake Andrew Metzger, published Thursday. The phone number for Beinhauer-Bogan is 724-745-5810.

Twila Mae Moore

Loved her pet birds

Twila Mae Moore, 92, of Eldersville, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Donnell House.

She was born April 28, 1921, in Rea Station, Washington County, a daughter of Grover Cleveland Holmes and Marie Allen Marris Holmes.

Mrs. Moore was a homemaker who loved her pet birds, dog and enjoyed going to flea markets.

On April 1, 1975, she married Clayton Lee Moore, who died March 21, 2007.

Surviving are two sons, David Joe Grandon of Mt. Clemens, Mich. and Larry Joe Grandon of Prosperity; three daughters, Elizabeth Marie (Thomas) Bane of Eldersville, Mary Lou (Robert) Hartzog of Washington and Pearl Louise Blanco of Mt. Clemens; a sister, Shirley A. Moore; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Deceased are two sons, Robert Lee Grandon and William Robert Grandon; three brothers, Grover Lee, William ‘Buck” and Joe Holmes; and a sister, Frances Salisbury.

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 1:30 p.m., Saturday, June 29, with Capt. Mike Jung of the Salvation Army officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Salvation Army, P.O. Box 246, 60 East Maiden Street, Washington, PA 15301. Additional information and guest book are available online at

Gertrude V. Moll Scopel

April 20,1924 – June 26, 2013

Gertrude V. Moll Scopel, 89, of Claysville, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony; loving mother of Donna (Craig) Meyers of Wexford, Mark (Nancy) of Eighty Four, Cindy (Chuck) Anderson of Claysville, Jane (Jim) DeSantis of Wheeling, W.Va., and Wendy (Jim) Porter of Wexford; grandmother of 16; great-grandmother of six; and sister of Richard and Raymond Moll.

Mrs. Scopel is best known throughout the community for her generous nature.

As a member of Sacred Heart Church, she devoted much of her time on the church council, organizing rummage sales and manning fish fries to raise money to build the church social hall. She volunteered many hours to various fundraising organizations throughout Claysville and Pittsburgh communities. She had a special knack for gardening and is well known for her silver queen sweet corn and cucumbers. She was an avid reader and loved watching game shows.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-941-3211. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, July 1, in Sacred Heart Church, Claysville. Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, McMurray. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McGuffey Senior Center P.O. Box 64, Claysville, PA 15323 or Claysville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 435, Claysville, PA 15323. Please add or view tributes at

Lenora Squires

Lenora Squires, 79, of Nemacolin, died Tuesday, June 25, 2010.

Surviving are two children, Robert and Margaret; a sister, Darlene; and several grandchildren.

There are no public services. Arrangements by Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion.

Ronald Louis Taufer

Served in U.S. Army, Air Force and National Guard

Ronald Louis Taufer, 81, of Meadow Lands, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington.

He was born August 30, 1931, in Canonsburg, a son of Louis P. and Julia Ann Turco Taufer.

Mr. Taufer was a graduate of Chartiers High School.

He worked for McGraw-Edison for more than 38 years.

Mr. Taufer spent the last 20 years in Florida and worked for Ohio Transformer during his semi-retirement.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and Pennsylvania National Guard. He retired in August 1991 after 38 years of service with the rank of major. During active duty, he was with the 12th ABN Ranger, Fort Benning, Ga. (Korea), Special Forces, Green Beret (Vietnam) and U.S. Air Force (Gulf War), just to highlight a few of his accomplishments while serving the country.

His hobbies included antique cars, car shows and enjoying the company of his children and grandchildren.

Surviving are a son, Bill Taufer (Dena) of Washington; a daughter, Jeanne Beaumariage (Jason) of Houston; four grandchildren, Mitchell, Morgan and Marissa Taufer and Joelle Beaumariage; four brothers, his twin, Don Taufer of North Carolina, Tom Taufer of California, Ken Taufer (Alice) and Jerry Taufer, both of Florida; a sister Carole Sandy of West Virginia; the mother of his children, Mary Taufer; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Deceased are a sister, Deanne Waite; and a brother-in-law, Ron Sandy.

Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, PA 15342, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30, with Pastor Stephen Getchell officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Donnell House, 10 Leet Street, Washington, PA 15301. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at

Paul Vargo

Paul Vargo of Marianna died Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Washington Hospital.

Arrangements are being handled by Nichol Funeral Home, Marianna. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.



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