Obituaries July 5

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Ralph E. Canfield

Christian and carpenter


Ralph Ellwood Canfield, 83, of Washington, formerly of San Diego, Calif., died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Southmont of Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington, following a nine-month illness.


He was born October 1, 1929, in Washington, a son of the late Everett and Anne Cummins Canfield.


Mr. Canfield was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War and earned a Bronze Star.


He was employed as a machinist by Star Mould and Star Dynamics. He was a talented woodworker and cook. He also was a farmer and construction worker.


Being a devout Christian, he completed a correspondence course with the Moody Bible Institute, studying Old Testament courses. He was a charter member and original elder of Living Stone Community Church of Washington.


On April 25, 1963, he married Mona Ellis, who survives.


Also surviving are three daughters, Patricia Canfield (John Wilson) of Hideaway Lake, Texas, Megan (Kenneth) Ganser of Canonsburg and Cristin Krajnak of North Tonawanda, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Jessica, Erica, Jackson and Brendan Ganser and Caleb and Levi Krajnak; and a sister, Judith Brown of Los Gatos, Calif.


Deceased are two sisters, Jean Shoberg and Ruth Thompson, and three brothers, William, John and Everett Canfield Jr.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Hummell and Jones Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, Thomas W. Hummell, supervisor and Douglas M. Jones, director, where friends may gather at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, to form a procession to Washington Cemetery for committal prayers, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. in Living Stone Community Church, 265 North Avenue, Washington, with the Rev. Paul T. Harrington officiating.


Memorial contributions are suggested to Living Stone Community Church. American Legion Post 175 and the U.S. Army will provide graveside military rites. An additional memorial service will be held in Hideaway Lake, Texas. Messages of condolence may be left at www.hummellandjones.com.


Faith L. Gillogly

Retired dietician, seamstress enjoyed gardening


Faith L. Gillogly, 85, of Holbrook, Center Township, went on to heaven to be with her Lord at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in the home of her daughter, Linda Porter, after being in failing health for the past two years.


She was born May 3, 1928, in Center Township, Greene County, a daughter of the late Walter Ray and Nellie Grace Cumberledge Stockdale.


Mrs. Gillogly had resided on the property where she was born all her life.


She was a member of the former Claylick Run Methodist Church in Center Township and was a 1946 graduate of the former Rogersville High School.


Mrs. Gillogly was employed as a seamstress at the former Greenway Shirt Factory in Waynesburg, for 15 years, prior to being employed as a dietician at the former Curry Home in Franklin Township. She retired in 1993.


She was an avid seamstress and enjoyed gardening, canning and bird watching.


In December 1946, she married Jack Smith Gillogly, who survives.


Also surviving are a daughter, Linda, wife of Ed Porter of Holbrook; four grandchildren, Andy Gillogly, Mike and C.J. Porter and Becky Porter Garber; eight great-grandchildren, Justin, Devin, Bryant and Ashlynn Gillogly, Nicole Garber and Tyler, Tucker and Cadyn Porter; a sister, Grace Isiminger of Hickory; and several nieces and nephews.


Deceased, in addition to her parents, are three sons, Robert L., Kim S. and Jack S. Gillogly II; a grandson, Brian Lee Gillogly; seven sisters, Fern Stockdale, Helen Singleton, Polly Wise, Joy McCollum, Hope Basore, Blanche Brannon and Marie Stewart; and two brothers, Jack and Harry Stockdale.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday in Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 7, with the Rev. Vernon K. Berdine officiating. Interment will follow in Bethany Cemetery, Jackson Township. Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences and flowers at www.rushfuneralhomeinc.com.


Leona Jackson McCracken

Active member of Abundant Life Church


Leona Jackson McCracken, 84, of Vanderbilt, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in UMPC-Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh, surrounded by her loving family, from injuries received in an automobile accident with her husband the prior day.


She was born October 22, 1928, in Washington, a daughter of the late Thomas and Bessie Welch Jackson.


Deceased, in addition to her parents, are her husband of 65 years, Stoneroad S. McCracken; two brothers, John D. Humbert and William W. Jackson; and a sister, Ann J. McMonagle.


Mrs. McCracken was an active member of Abundant Life Church.


She was a 1946 graduate of Uniontown Area Senior High School and a retired secretary from the Pennsylvania State Agriculture Cooperative Extension.


Surviving are two sons, W. Thomas “Tom” McCracken and wife Virginia of Franklin Township and David McCracken and wife Kathie of Waynesville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Kristin Mortek and husband Sunny of Bowie, Md., Mark McCracken and wife Tammy of Franklin Township, Lisa Reynolds of Raleigh, N.C., and JoAnna Reynolds and husband Tom Deveans of Monterey, Calif.; four great-grandchildren, Noah and Summer Mortek and Madelyn and Finnian Deveans; a sister, Helen J. Jennings of Macon, Ga.; a sister-in-law, Marian Humbert of Morgantown, W.Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 7, in Abundant Life Church, 1239 Brownfield Road, Uniontown, where a memorial service to honor her and her husband’s lives will follow at 4:30 p.m., with Pastor Nicholas Cook officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in Bowman Flatwood Cemetery .


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Abundant Life Church, 1239 Brownsfield Road, Uniontown, PA 15401.


Stoneroad S. McCracken

Dairy farmer, member of Abundant Life Church


Stoneroad S. McCracken, 84, of Vanderbilt, passed away suddenly Tuesday, July 2, 2013, as the result of an automobile accident.


He was born September 12, 1928, in his home in Franklin Township, a son of the late Henry McCracken and Pearl Strong McCracken.


Deceased, in addition to his parents, are his stepmother, Hazel Strong McCracken.


Mr. McCracken was a member of Abundant Life Church, where he frequently enjoyed serving as a greeter for Sunday services.


He was a 1946 graduate of Uniontown Area Senior High School and served on the class reunion committee.


Mr. McCracken worked as a dairy farmer in Fayette County throughout his life. He was a master plowman in Fayette County and competed at both regional and state levels.


He enjoyed participating in other activities, such as whistling while he worked, which could be heard over any tractor a few fields away.


Mr. McCracken was a member of Curfew Grange, Fayette County Crop Improvement Association, forerunner of the Fayette County Fair Association.


He was a school bus driver, a bell ringer for the Salvation Army and a truck driver and equipment operator for Swenglish Coal.


In is retired life, he was a regular at the Franklin Township supervisors’ meetings, Randall’s Restaurant in Perryopolis for Saturday night dinners and public auctions across a multi-state area.


Surviving, at the time of death, was his wife of 65 years, Leona Jackson McCracken.


Surviving are two sons, W. Thomas “Tom” McCracken and wife Virginia of Franklin Township and David McCracken and wife Kathie of Waynesville N.C.; four grandchildren, Kristin Mortek and husband Sunny of Bowie, Md., Mark McCracken and wife Tammy of Franklin Township, Lisa Reynolds of Raleigh, N.C., and JoAnna Reynold and husband Tom Deveans of Monterey, Calif.; and four great-grandchildren, Noah and Summer Mortek and Madelyn and Finnian Deveans.


Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 7, in Abundant Life Church, 1239 Brownfield Road, Uniontown, where a memorial service to honor him and his wife will follow at 4:30 p.m., with their pastor, Nicholas Cook, officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in Bowman Flatwood Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Abundant Life Church, 1239 Brownfield Road, Uniontown, PA 15401.


Arrangements by Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem.


Dottie Lynn Miller

Wonderful wife, mother, sister


Dottie Lynn Miller, 39, of Charleroi, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in her home.


She was born March 13, 1974, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late David Barton and Bertha Jane Miller.


Surviving are her husband, David Rhome; three children, Fford, Denzel and Jimmy Rhome; three sisters, her twin, Dorothy Miller of Bentleyville, Deena Tarr (Robert) of Brownsville and Kathy Marton (Chris) of Bentleyville; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.


Deceased is a son, Claude David Rhome.


Mrs. Miller was a wonderful wife, mother and sister. She loved to cook and enjoyed needlepoint.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 7, in Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320, 724-966-5100, Paul M. Lesako, director/supervisor/owner, where services will follow at 6 p.m.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home. www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com


Estella Petron

LPN retired from Western Center


Estella “Kay” Petron, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013.


In 1998, she retired from Western Center, where she had made lifetime friends. She was a licensed practical nurse.


Surviving are two daughters, Lisa Swihart of Eighty Four and Dawn Trickett (John Miller) of Washington.


Her heart ran over with love for her grandchildren, Alec and Broghen.


Also surviving are four sisters, Becky Henry, Ginger Wilkie, Elaine Ralston and Harriet Montgomery, and two brothers, Bob Huntley and David Huntley.


The activities that made her life so enjoyable were working in her daughter’s beauty shop at Humbert Lane Nursing Home, listening to audiobooks, reading books, spending time in a purple and yellow trailer at White Thorn Lodge and vacationing on a warm sandy beach. She was looking forward to the travels on the other side. “See you there,” she would say.


Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 6, in Mario L. DeAngelo Funeral Home, 194 East College Street, Canonsburg, where a services will be held immediately following, with the Rev. Jeff Hathaway officiating.


Harry F. Sanders

U.S. Army vet worked for Sanders Real Estate


Harry F. Sanders, 84, of East Washington, died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Southminster Place of Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington.


He was born October 4, 1928, in Washington, a son of the late Paul F. and Anna G. Miller Sanders.


Mr. Sanders was a 1948 graduate of Washington High School. He then served as a corporal in the 43rd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Augsburg, Germany, in 1951 and 1952.


Following his time in the U.S. Army, he worked for the principal branch of Mellon Bank for 23 years. He then devoted his attention to the business he had started in 1955, Harry F. Sanders Real Estate Rentals, which he operated until shortly before his death.


Mr. Sanders was a born-again Christian who as previously was a member of Abundant Life Church and later affiliated with Washington Alliance Church.


On July 25, 1959, he married Marian Weirich, who survives.


Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Marian R. Sanders of East Washington; a son, Harry F. (Janice) Sanders Jr. of East Washington; three grandsons, Harry F. Sanders III, Jeremy M. Sanders and Joshua M. Sanders, all of East Washington; two brothers, Irvin W. and Paul Wade Sanders, both of Washington; a sister, Susanne Wilson of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and several nephews and a niece.


Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 6, in Community Mausoleum Chapel of Washington Cemetery, with Pastor James Newman officiating. Military rites will be accorded by Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 of the American Legion.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to In Touch Ministries, P.O. Box 7900, Atlanta, GA 30357; or Washington Alliance Church, 246 Sanitarium Road, Washington, PA 15301. Condolences may be expressed at www.piattbarnhillfh.com. Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor, and Lawrence K. Donovan, director.


Samuel V. Vignoli

Samuel V. Vignoli, 87, of New Eagle, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 4, 2013.


Family and friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday in Frye Funeral Home Inc., Monongahela. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.


Pauline L. Wolfe

Member of Mapletown Methodist Church


Pauline L. Wolfe, 96, of Greensboro, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Uniontown Hospital.


She was born March 28, 1917, in Uniontown, a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Lewellyn Hornbeck.


Mrs. Wolfe was a graduate of Uniontown High School and resided in the Greensboro area most of her life.


She was a member of Mapletown Methodist Church and worked as a beautician in her early years.


Mrs. Wolfe enjoyed baking and bowling and cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


On September 8, 1940, she married Williard Wolfe, who died April 16, 2007.


Surviving are a daughter, Lois J. Wilson of Greensboro; two grandchildren, Jeffrey S. Wilson and Amy R. Leiberger and husband Robert; four great-grandchildren, Ashley Krause, Katelyn Wilson, Chase Wilson and Krista Wilson; and several nieces and nephews.


Deceased are a brother, Charles Hornbeck; three sisters, Bertha Brown, Ruth Raymond and Gladys Hornbeck; and a son-in-law, Charles D. Wilson.


Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Yoskovich Funeral Home, 724-966-5500, Martin J. Yoskovich, director, 300 South Vine Street, Route 88, Carmichaels, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, with the Rev. Erwin “Woody” Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown.


The family suggests memorial contributions be made to American Heart Association. For additional information and to sign the guest book, please visit www.YoskovichFH.com.


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