Obituaries July 20

July 19, 2013

Samuel F. Caldwell

Retired foreman for Chartiers National Gas

Samuel F. Caldwell, 85, of Canonsburg, died Friday, July 19, 2013, in McMurray Hills Manor.

He was born June 2, 1928, in Eighty Four, a son of Denver and Alta Caldwell Walker.

Mr. Caldwell retired as foreman for Chartiers National Gas Co.

He was a member of Cokeburg Moose Lodge 1625 and Canonsburg Sportsmen Club.

Mr. Caldwell enjoyed fishing, hunting and woodworking.

On February 13, 1971, he married Myrl J. Moore, who survives.

Also surviving are two children, Charles Caldwell of Witchita Falls, Texas, and Nancy Whitlach of Waynesburg; a stepdaughter, Virginia Berardinelli (Jerry) of Cokeburg; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a half sister, Ferne Rogers of Washington.

Deceased are a stepson, Joseph E. Hahn; a brother, John E. Caldwell; a half sister, Dorothy W. Dunn; a stepbrother, Frederick Walker; and a stepsister, Jessie W. Shaw.

Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m., the time of service, Monday, July 22, in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, PA 15342. Services will be held at 8 p.m., with Pastor Tom Lemmon officiating.

Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at

Armond Sylvester Conte

Chemical engineer was U.S. Army combat officer

Armond Sylvester Conte, of Vernon Hills, Ill., formerly of Monongahela, 97, went to be with his Lord at 12:37 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013.

He was born in East Monongahela April 17, 1916, a son of Antonio and Rose Iovino Con.

He was the third of 10 children.

Mr. Conte graduated from Monongahela High School in 1933 and the University of Pittsburgh 1938, with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering.

A commissioned World War II combat infantry officer, he served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1946, completing active duty as a captain in the Fighting 69th Infantry Division that met the Russians at the Elbe River in Torgau.

After military service, he worked in the glass industry as a chemical engineer for nearly 50 years.

In 1947, he married his first wife, Lina Mori, who is deceased.

Surviving are their children, Sister Pamela Conte, Newport News, Va., Jeffrey (Joy) Conte, Bowie, Md., and Lisa Todd, Sweetser, Ind.; grandchildren, Hannah Conte, Lina Todd, Elizabeth Conte, Armond Conte II, Jeffrey Conte; and great-grandchild JR Conte.

In 1991, he married Melba Hinton, who survives, along with three stepchildren, Maureen Cole, Thomas Minnick and Kimberly (Michael) Feld; and 10 stepgrandchildren.

Also surviving are three siblings, Jean Bennett of Pittsburgh, Frank (Marilyn) Conte of Washington and Edith (Bob) Natalini of Belle Vernon; and 22 nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 22, in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, St. Anthonys Church with the Rev. James Bump as celebrant.

Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Anna Marie Colaizzo DeBone

Beloved wife, mother

Anna Marie Colaizzo DeBone, 73, of South Fayette, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013.

She was the beloved wife of Joseph J. “Turk” DeBone for 53 years; cherished mother of Debbie Massetti (Gary) and Dan DeBone (Cheri); loving sister of Dominic Colaizzo; niece of Antionette Colaizzo; proud grandmother of Mia, Ava and Louis Massetti and Maria and Dominic DeBone.

Mrs. DeBone continued to be independent by working at her daughter’s coffee shop, LaBella Bean, where she enjoyed socializing with customers and friends. But more, she loved being with her family and caring for her husband. She spent every minute she could watching her grandchildren grow.

Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Warchol Funeral Home Inc., 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, 412-221-3333. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, in Our Lady of Grace Church, Scott Township. Interment to follow in Melrose Cemetery. View and send condolences at

Harold Ivery Sr.

UMWA member enjoyed cars, cooking

Harold Ivery Sr., 76, 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 Flossie Ward Ivery.

Mr. Ivery was a graduate of Trinity High School and a member of United Mine Workers of America Local 1197, retiring from Bethlehem 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, Jayia Williams of Canonsburg; a daughter-in-law, Tina Ivery of Monongahela; brother Carl Ivery and wife Mildred of Washington; 20 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Yvonne Castor Ivery; 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

Wilma V. Plants

Homemaker was active on CB radio

Wilma V. Plants, 81, of Washington, died Saturday, July 13, 2013, in Washington Hospital.

She was born August 6, 1931, in Taylorstown, a daughter of the late James H. and Georgia E. Fields Crowe.

Mrs. Plants was a 1951 graduate of Claysville High School.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Plants was active on citizens’ band radio and went by the name “Dogwood.” She also loved crafting and yarn-working.

In 1989 she married Harold R. Plants, who survives.

Also surviving are four brothers, Thomas E. (Jackie) Crowe of Bakersfield, Calif., Robert W. (Vickie) Crowe of West Alexander, Richard A. Crowe of California and Allan D. (Robin) Crowe of Claysville and seven sisters, Esther L. (Robert) Nelson of Washington, Gladys R. Morris, Mildred L. Corbly and Ruth E. (Gerald) Shriver, all of Claysville, Martha A. Rizor of West Alexander, Alice M. (Thomas) Woods of Washington and Ruby (Frank) Marquez of Newport News, Va.

Deceased are two brothers, Melvin E. and Charles E. Crowe; and a sister, Virginia White.

Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, with the Rev. Bruce Graff officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor and Lawrence K. Donovan, funeral director.

Mary F. Ringer

Member of Our Lady of Consolation Church

Mary F. Ringer, 102, of Newtown, Conn., formerly of Nemacolin, died Wednesday July 17, 2013, in Pope John Paul Nursing Home, Danbury, Conn.

She was born March 9, 1911, in Oliver.

Mrs. Ringer was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Ringer; parents Andrew and Catherine Yanechko Orlosky; brothers Andrew Orlosky, Frank Orlosky and Edward Orlosky; and sisters Helen Kormanik, Loiuse Simkovic and Marguerite Urbany.

Surviving are many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Consolation Church, Nemacolin, the Rosary Society and also a member of Catholic Daughters of Greene County.

Mrs. Ringer worked for many years as the housekeeper for the priests of the Nemacolin Parish.

She was a loving sister who loved flowers and cooking, her family and church.

Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320, 724-966-5100, Paul M. Lersako funeral director/supervisor/owner.

A prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 22, in the funeral home chapel, immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial with the Rev. John Bauer Celebrant in St. Hugh Catholic Church, 408 Route 88 Carmichaels, PA 15320. A parish wake service will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township. Online obituary at

Claude Andrew Saulsberry

U.S. Army veteran lived in Washington

Claude Andrew Saulsberry, 68, of Washington and formerly of Canonsburg, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, in his home.

He was born November 18, 1944, in Canonsburg, a son of the late Charles E. Sr. and Mary Micik Saulsberry.

Mr. Saulsberry was a U.S. Army veteran.

He loved building model cars and was an avid NASCAR fan who loved watching racing. He also loved oldies music and listening to WJPA radio Sunday mornings.

On March 16, 1968, in Winchester, Va., he married Caroleen Rolek, who survives.

Surviving are three daughters, Stacey (John) Alderson of Washington, Renee (Robert) Bolander of McMurray and Melinda (William) Pillar of Canonsburg.

Also surviving are eight grandchildren, John Alderson Jr., Taylor (Timothy) Ryan, Robert Bolander III, Faith Saulsberry, Blake Joseph, Ashton Saulsberry, Graecie Snoderly and Genevieve Pillar.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Jr. and James Saulsberry.

At the request of the family, there will be no public visitation. Service information will be published in a later edition. Online condolences may be posted at

Elizabeth K. Saver

Homemaker enjoyed playing guitar

Elizabeth K. “Bez” Saver, 89, of Houston, died Friday, July 19, 2013, in Southmont of Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington.

She was born October 22, 1923, in Meadow Lands, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Vorum Klein.

A Trinity High School graduate, she earned her beautician’s license after studying cosmetology.

She was a devoted homemaker and, in her youth, enjoyed playing the guitar. She also enjoyed taking care of her lawn and garden.

She is the last of her immediate family. Surviving are several cousins.

Deceased are a brother, Frank “Boots” Klein and a sister-in-law, Alice Klein.

Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday in Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington. A funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, in Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, Meadow Lands, with Father John Odeyemi as celebrant. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township. Memorial contributions may be directed to Three Rivers Hospice and Palliative Care at Condolences may be expressed online at Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor and Lawrence K. Donovan, funeral director.

Anna Marie Wyland

Anna Marie Wyland, 92, of Monessen, died Friday, July 19, 2013, in Hixenbaugh’s Personal Care Home, Claysville.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd.



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