Obituaries June 30

June 29, 2013

John Antosh

Avid gardener served in U.S. Navy

John “Rick” Antosh, 69, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013, in his home, following a brief illness, with his loving family by his side.

He was born January 10, 1944, in Washington, a son of the late John J. “Turk” and Helen “Babe” Szczerbienski Antosh.

Mr. Antosh was a graduate of Canon-McMillan Sr. High School and served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

He lived in Houston for the past 45 years. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed as a sales representative with Lincoln Manufacturing Co. for more than 30 years.

Mr. Antosh was an avid gardener, who enjoyed hunting, fishing and, most especially, watching his grandchildren’s sporting events.

On May 8, 1965, he married Sandy Lazor, who survives.

Also surviving are four children, Sherri (Kevin) Schmidt, Eric Michael Antosh, Shannon (Rob) Scarfo and Scott John Antosh; seven cherished grandchildren, Brooke and Allie Scarfo, Cody and Lindsey Schmidt and Tyson, Tegan and Taven Antosh; and several nieces and nephews.

He was the last of his immediate family.

Deceased, in addition to his mother and father, is a sister, Jeanie Spiller.

Friends are welcome from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 1. Interment will follow in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg. Full military rites will be accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 and American Legion Post 902 Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Donnell House, 10 Leets Street, Washington, PA 15301. To view or extend condolences, please visit

John W. Fryer

Retired truck driver, supervisor

John W. “Fritzi” Fryer, 81, of Enon Valley, died Saturday, June 29, 2013, in his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born September 18, 1931, in Cross Creek, a son of the late William F. and Margaret Melvin Fryer.

Mr. Fryer was a truck driver for 25 years, having worked for Dutch Blum Trucking in Darlington and worked for Koppers Co. for 25 years and was a supervisor at his time of retirement.

His interests included working on cars, mowing the grass and reading.

Mr. Fryer was an active member of LIFE Lawrence County.

Surviving are five children, two daughters-in-law and two sons-in-law, Chess Fryer of Beaver Falls, Gary Fryer and wife Lisa of Enon Valley, daughter-in-law Sue Cupp Fryer of Columbiana, Ohio, Melanie Stanyard and husband Terry of Enon Valley, Barbara Rowe and husband Bert of Darlington and Susan Fryer of Enon Valley; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and another on the way; a sister and brother-in-law, Bertie Lou and Owen Long of Broad Top; a dear friend who he considered a daughter, Sue Fadse of Follansbee, W.Va.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

LIFE Lawrence County and Jameson Hospice had cared for him.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Shirley “Popcorn” Caldwell Fryer, and a son, Randy Fryer.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Campbells Chippewa Funeral Home, 2618 Darlington Road, Beaver Falls, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, with the Rev. Dave Sutton of Bible Presbyterian Church and the Rev. Duane Herron of Enon Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Little Beaver Cemetery, Enon Valley.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to LIFE Lawrence County, 2911 West State Street, New Castle, PA 16101 or Jameson Hospice of Lawrence County, 1211 Wilmington Avenue, New Castle, PA 16105.

Harold Leroy Gilliam

U.S. Army retiree loved playing cards

Harold Leroy Gilliam, 73, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born May 6, 1940, in Dorton, Ky., a son of the late Gladys Tunnel and Luther Gilliam.

Mr. Gilliam retired from 20 years of service in the U.S. Army, including two tours during the Vietnam War, Germany, Korea and other overseas assignments and as a recruiter. He was honorably discharged in 1984 and he retired from New Bakery in Zanesville, Ohio, in 2002.

He enjoyed his two grandchildren and attending all of their sporting events and activities. He loved playing cards and traveling with his daughter’s family. He provided a loving home for many pet rescues over the years including his most current dogs, Phoebe and Cinnamon.

Mr. Gilliam was a member of Pershing Park Baptist Church of Killeen, Texas.

The doctors and medical staff of Canonsburg General Hospital and Allegheny General Hospital aided in his care.

Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Judy Wyant Gilliam; a daughter, Terri (Michael) Petras of Cecil; and his pride and joy, grandchildren Taylor and Seth Petras.

Also surviving are a sister, Linda (Ronald) Wright of Dorton, Ky.; sisters-in-law Verena Gilliam of Hudson, Fla., Ann Gilliam of Loudenville, Ohio, and Veneva Gilliam of Springfield, Ohio; brother-in-law Stanley Beal of Sagamore Hills, Ohio; and sisters-in-law Janice DeBord of Pomeroy, Ohio, and Mary Haning of Albany, Ohio; and many adored nieces and nephews.

Deceased are brothers James, Jacob, Herschel, Luther and Curtis Gilliam and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Lois Wyant, Norman and Jean (Wyant) Wood, Juanita (Wyant) Beal, Dallas DeBord and James Haning.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-941-3211,, where services will be held at noon Wednesday, July 3.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Wounded Warrior Project, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association and Animal Friends.

Thomas M. Glover

1968 - 2013

Thomas M. Glover, 44, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 6, 2013.

He was born September 29, 1968, in Pittsburgh, a son of Tom and Sally Hartley Glover.

Mr. Glover was a 1986 graduate of Central York High School in York and a 1990 graduate of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He then graduated from The Greater Cincinnati Culinary Arts Academy.

He was employed as a chef with Panera Bread in Dayton.

Mr. Glover was a devout Christian, avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, music lover and gardener. He was compassionate, generous and shared his culinary gifts with everyone.

Surviving are his wife, Jeni Howell Glover; mother-in-law Sharon A. Howell; brother-in-law Steve Howell; an uncle, John Morris; two aunts, Jane Bain and husband Paul and Lura Ann Cree and husband Bill; five cousins, Sharon Bain, Susie Bain, Tammy Christopher and husband Kenny, Billy Cree and wife Ami and David Hartley and wife Amy; and many other loving family members and friends.

He also leaves behind four canine companions, Dieter, Dolly, Tony and Dixie.

Deceased are an aunt, Betty Ann Shema-Morris; an uncle, Harold (Brenda) Hartley; paternal grandparents John and Margaret Morris; and maternal grandparents Noah and Mabel Hartley.

The family will receive visitors from 9 to 11 a.m., the time of a memorial service, Saturday, July 6, in Trotwood Church of the Brethren, 208 East Main Street, Trotwood, OH 45426.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Betty Ann Shema-Morris Memorial Scholarship Fund, Temple University Advancement, P.O. Box 827651, Philadelphia, PA 19182-7651 or to Humane Society of Greater Dayton in his memory. For additional information and to sign the guest book, please visit

Wayne R. Guyaux

Enjoyed hunting and fishing

Wayne R. Guyaux, 45, of Sturgeon, died Friday, June 28, 2013, in St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon.

He was born September 26, 1967, in Mt. Lebanon, a son of Eileen Simendinger Guyaux and the late Launey Guyaux.

Mr. Guyaux was a warehouse worker and truck driver for Coca-Cola and Clover Hill Foods.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and Harleys.

Surviving are two sons, James and Matthew Guyaux, both of Sturgeon; mother Eileen Guyaux of Cecil; sister DeeAnn Guyaux of Cecil; and aunt Mary Simendinger of Sturgeon.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m., the time of service, Sunday, June 30, in Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services, 3378 Millers Run Road, Route 50, Cecil, with Pastor Doris Sawhill officiating. Interment will be private. Visit

Kathryn A. Kazarick

Loving wife and mother

Kathryn A. Kazarick, 53, of Washington, died Saturday, June 29, 2013, in Standish Personal Care Home, following a 15-year battle with breast cancer.

She was born March 24, 1960, in Washington, a daughter of the late Henry E. and Patricia J. Jordan Yankovitch.

Mrs. Kazarick was a member of St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church in Washington all of her life.

She was a 1978 graduate of Trinity High School.

Washington Hospital had employed her earlier in her life. She also worked at Karen’s Creative Classroom, where her greatest joy was working with children.

As a homemaker, she enjoyed cooking, floral and vegetable gardening and making decorative wreaths for her home.

On October 15, 1983, in St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church in Washington, she married Robert A. Kazarick, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Jennifer Lynn Kazarick and Kayla Renee Kazarick, both living at home; a brother, Edward M. Yankovitch and his partner Bill Jackson of Washington; a sister, Jodi L. Raymond of Washington; and three nieces, Lindsay, Ashley and Hilary Kazarick.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in Dale D. DeAngelo Funeral Home, 1290 Jefferson Avenue, Washington, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, with the Rev. Thomas D. O’Neil officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made in her memory to Children’s Hospital, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. Condolences may be posted at

Daniel M. Premro

Daniel M. Premro, 54, of Canonsburg, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2013, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Arrangements are incomplete and are entrusted to Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Canonsburg, 724-745-8120. A complete obituary wil be published in a later edition.

Barbara Mae Hall Shearer

Artist and crafter loved animals

Barbara Mae Hall Shearer, 67, of West Alexander, died peacefully at 9:45 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Washington Hospital, following a lengthy illness.

She was born June 11, 1946, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late William Preston Hall and Ruth A. Anderson Hall, formerly of Bradenton, Fla.

Mrs. Shearer was a graduate of Peabody High School.

She was young at heart and loved animals and bingo. She also loved to take long drives, was a fantastic artist and an avid crafter. She will be sadly missed by many friends and family.

Surviving are her loving husband of 35 years, Harland L. Shearer; daughters Kim (Todd) Altemose of Stafford, Va., and Stacey Zurick (fiancé Jim Rowan) of Washington; son Jeffrey (Julie) Zurick; brother William Preston Hall Jr. of Coraopolis; sisters Kathyleen (Patrick) Brogan of Philadelphia and Beverly Snyder of Anna Maria Island, Fla.; four grandchildren, T.J. Altemose, Mike Altemose, John Altemose and Nicole Zurick.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no public visitation. Burial will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Warco-Falvo Funeral Home Inc., Wilson at East Katherine Avenue, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director. Condolences may be expressed at

Paul Richard Vargo

Served in U.S. Armed Forces

Paul Richard “Pauly” Vargo, 68, of Washington, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Washington Hospital, with his son, Jeffrey, by his side, holding his hand.

He was born April 11, 1945, a son of the late Paul and Mildred Vargo, formerly of Marianna.

The past three years, he was in the Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township, where he received wonderful care by great people who became part of his family.

Surviving are a son, Jeffrey Vargo of Canonsburg; three grandchildren, Jesse and twins Julia and Jayna Vargo; and a sister, Shirley Brookman of Washington, who cared after him for several years.

Mr. Vargo served in the U.S. Armed Forces. He was a member of Marianna Legion Post 744.

He loved to fish and garden. He also loved the Steelers and country music. He had a great love for Vargo family reunions.

“Pauly Boy” will be missed.

Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Nichol Funeral Home, 1728 Main Street, Marianna, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2. Interment will follow in Horn Cemetery, Marianna. A guest book may be signed at

Mary K. Zahransky

Mary K. Zahransky, 90, of State College, formerly of Burgettstown, died Friday, June 28, 2013, in Mount Nittany Hospital, State College.

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



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