Obituaries July 19

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Armond Sylvester Conte

Armond Sylvester Conte, 97, of Vernon Hills, Ill., formerly of Monongahela, died Monday, July 15, 2013.


Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 21, in Frye Funeral Home Inc., Monongahela.


A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.


Harold Ivery

UMWA member, enjoyed cooking


Harold Ivery, 76, of Ellsworth, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in his daughter’s home in Monongahela.


He was born March 31, 1937, in Washington, a son of the late James and Yvonne Castor Ivery.


Mr. Ivery was a graduate of Trinity High School and a member of United Mine Workers of America Local 1197, retiring from Bethlehem Mines Corp.’s Mine 60.


He loved spending time with his children and enjoyed cars and cooking.


Surviving are three sons and three daughters, Harold Ivery Jr. and wife Valerie of Westland, Lori Ivery of Monongahela, Mark Ivery and wife Peggy of Washington, Sylvia Dorsey of Las Vegas, Nev., Jerry Kelly and Jenny of Ellsworth and Jayia Williams of Canonsburg; a daughter-in-law, Tina Ivery of Monongahela; a brother, Carl Ivery and wife Mildred of Washington; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.


Deceased, in addition to his parents, are a son, Gregory Ivery, who died July 19, 2001, and a brother, James Ivery Jr.


Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 22. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.


Condolences may be made to the family at www.fryefuneralhome.com.


Arnold Lee McComis

Owner of Arnold’s Dog Grooming


Arnold Lee McComis, 96, of Amwell Township, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, in Southmont of Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington.


He was born April 11, 1917, in Ashland, Ky., a son of John and Artie Frances Hale McComis.


A World War II Army veteran, he worked as a concrete finisher for 20 years.


Mr. McComis loved animals and was owner/operator of Arnold’s Dog Grooming and Whispering Pines Kennel.


On June 17, 1939, he married Florence Oelgoetz, who died September 15, 1997.


Surviving are a son, Arnold McComis Jr. of Holiday, Fla.; two daughters, Arlene Konopka of Lone Pine and Charlene Bentley of Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.


Deceased are four brothers, Hughey, Bruce, Luther and James, and three sisters, Suzy, Ruth and Willie Ann.


Friends will be received from 9:30 to 11 a.m., the time of service, Monday, July 22, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Burial will follow in National Cemetery of Alleghenies, Cecil Township. Military rites will be accorded graveside by American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


Phyllis Ann Morgan

Washington Hospital retiree


Phyllis Ann Morgan, 71, of Washington, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, in her home, following a nine-month illness.


She was born June 25, 1942, in Fredericktown, a daughter of the late Philip and Anna Kaminchak Perowski.


Mrs. Morgan was a 1960 graduate of Bethlehem-Center High School and a 1963 graduate of Washington Hospital School of Nursing.


She worked for the Washington Hospital, followed by Kade Nursing and Rehabilitation, and then returned to the Washington Hospital, retiring in 2008.


Mrs. Morgan enjoyed reading and traveling to Outer Banks, N.C.


On September 26, 1964, she married Patrick G. Morgan Sr., who survives.


Also surviving are a son, Patrick G. Morgan Jr. of Green Tree; a daughter, Monique Morgan (Jesse Molesworth) of Bloomington, Ind.; two sisters, Theresa Perowski of Fredericktown and Rita Perowski of Washington; and a granddaughter, Natasha Morgan Molesworth.


Deceased is a brother, Philip Perowski.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 20, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 7829 National Pike, Uniontown, PA 15401, or American Diabetes Association, 100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 1900, Landmarks Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


John O-Dell Jr.

Services for John O’Dell Jr., who died July 16, 2013, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 20, in Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville, with the Rev. Jason Hefner officiating.


Robert Perry

Robert Perry, 90, of Washington, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, in Washington Hospital.


Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Lantz Funeral Home Inc., Washington. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.


Earl V. Pigford

U.S. Steel retiree, avid outdoorsman


Earl V. Pigford, 91, of Finleyville, Somerset Township, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, in Monongahela Valley Hospital.


He was born October 1, 1921, in New Eagle, a son of the late Earl F. and Ruth Ford Pigford.


After his retirement as a foreman from U.S. Steel’s Irvin Works Plant, he went back to work at Millcraft Industries in Washington, where he worked in the assembly department, until his retirement in 1979.


Mr. Pigford attended Monongahela schools and was a member of Edwards Chapel United Methodist Church in Finleyville. For more than 50 years, he was a member of Henry M. Phillips Masonic Lodge in Monongahela. He was also member of Tall Cedars of Lebanon in Washington, Coudersport Scottish Rite 32nd Degree, and a past member of the Shriners of Pittsburgh.


With his beloved wife “Dean” of 72 years, they enjoyed playing cards with their Friday night group. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting at his camp in Elk County, camping and spending time with his family.


On November 28, 1940, in Houston Methodist Church, he married Gordena B. “Dean” Bailey Pigford, who survives.


Also surviving are a son, Thomas (Nancy) Pigford of Washington; a daughter, JoAnn (Gene) Marraccini of New Eagle; a sister, Dolores (David) Duvall of Bentleyville; three grandchildren, Geneann Ashcraft (Jamie Krempasky), Mark (Faith) Marraccini and Lee (Joanne) Pigford; and eight great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Brianna Ashcraft, Rachel, Anthony and Natalie Marraccini, Patrick and Jeremy Pigford and Olivia George.


Deceased are a daughter, Carol E. Pigford, who died as an infant, and a granddaughter, Marci Pigford-George, who died in 2003.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Marshall Marra Funeral Home, 216 Chess Street, Monongahela, 724-258-6767, www.marshallmarrafuneralhome.com, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 22, with the Rev. Richard Roberts officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to either Spina Bifida Association, P.O. Box 1235, Havertown, PA 19083-5835, or Edwards Chapel Church, 3111 Route 136, Finleyville, PA 15332.


Joyce S. Roth

1948 – 2013


Joyce S. Roth, 64, of McDonald, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington.


She was born August 8, 1948, in Washington, a daughter of the late Thomas F. and Denise Dufresne Klink.


Mrs. Roth was a clerk for BP Oil.


Surviving are a brother and sisters Janice (Michael) Bulger of Texas, Florence (Albert) Pooley of West Virginia, Nancy Stankowski of Bridgeville, Denise Bresnay of McDonald, Sherry (Shawn) Lenhart of McDonald and Carl Link of Sturgeon and a number of nieces and nephews.


Deceased, in addition to her parents, is her husband, Clarence Roth, who died in August 1988.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Thomas-Little Funeral Service Inc, 314 West Lincoln Avenue, McDonald, 724-926-2800, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 22. Interment will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald.


Please sign a guest book at www.thomas-littlefuneralservice.com.


Danny L. Thomas

Masontown resident


Danny L. Thomas, 57, of Masontown, died Monday, July 15, 2013, in UPMC-Shadyside hospital, Pittsburgh.


Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 19, in Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels.


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