Obituaries July 23

July 22, 2013

Janet McMullen Conger

Former Washington resident

Janet McMullen Conger, 70, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013, in her home in Northport, Ala.

She was born August 7, 1942, in Washington, a daughter of the late Glenn and Elsie Smith McMullen.

Mrs. Conger grew up in Washington, where she graduated from Trinity High School in 1960. After high school, she attended John Robert Powers Modeling School in Pittsburgh.

She worked in the photography department at the Observer-Reporter.

In July 1962, she married David O. Conger III in Fort Bragg, N.C.

Mrs. Conger moved to St. Petersburg Beach, Fla., where she worked with her husband and father-in-law in a retail potato chip business. She then became one of the first “Guide Girls” for Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Later, she became the first female printer employed by Tape & Label Engineering Co. in St. Petersburg.

After moving to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, in 1968, she designed and made clothing for renowned silk-screen artist Jim Tillett. These items were sold in his boutique at what is now Tillett Gardens in St Thomas.

After returning to Florida in 1972, she lived in Fort Myers, Orlando and Ocala, Fla. She then moved to Pikeville, Tenn., where she loved living in the mountains.

After becoming ill in 2009, she moved to Northport to be closer to her daughter’s family.

She was a wonderful wife and mother.

Mrs. Conger accepted Christ into her life as a child.

Surviving are her spouse, David of Northport; daughter Susan (Tommy) Rosenstiel of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and grandchildren Henry and Elizabeth.

Prior to her death, she made more than 550 knit hats for cancer patients and nurses in Tuscaloosa.

A celebration of Mrs. Conger’s life will be held graveside at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 25, in Rigsby Cemetery on Wooden Loop Road, Pikeville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you do something for someone you love.

Arrangements are entrusted to Pikeville Funeral Home.

Denise Anne Johnston-Simmons

McMurray woman loved spending time with family

Denise Anne Johnston-Simmons, 61, of McMurray, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 21, 2013, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Born October 12, 1951, in Washington, she was a daughter of Paul Robert Johnston and Betty Reid.

She is survived by her parents, Bob (Gina) Johnston of Southpointe and Betty (Elmer Wunderlich) Reid of Eighty Four; husband Delmer Simmons of McMurray; daughter Alexa Dawn Simmons, at home; stepson Mason Simmons of McMurray; stepdaughter Kathryn (Jason) Appleton of Brownsville; a sister, Joyce Johnston-Mayernik; and two brother-in-laws, Linus Mayernik and Kenny Fischer, and sister-in-law Cheryl Johnston, all of Washington. She is also survived by five grandchildren and four nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her stepson, Timothy Simmons; sister Dawn Fischer; brother Vaughn Johnston; and nephew Ryan Johnston.

She was the co-owner/president of her family business. She was a proud graduate of Duquesne University School of Nursing and brought her caring heart home in raising her children and grandchildren. She loved spending time with her family and decorating her home and property. She will be dearly missed and loved by all who knew her.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Cremation & Funeral Care by Danielle Andy Belusko, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-260-5546. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, in the funeral home, with Pastor Craig Bellis officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Washington Women’s Shelter. Please view and sign the family’s guest book at

Pete Maczuzak

Ellsworth resident

Pete Maczuzak, 47, of Ellsworth, died Friday, July 19, 2013.

Born February 25, 1966, in Washington, he was a son of Peter and Marie Havran Maczuzak.

He was Catholic and worked assembly.

Surviving are sister and brother-in-law Linda and Paul Gabor of Greensburg; niece Megan McCoy; nephew Ryan McCoy; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

There will be no public visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a committal service at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 25, in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Carroll Township, with the Rev. Edward Yuhas officiating. Leonard M. Pavlic Funeral Home Inc., Bentleyville, is handling arrangements.

Aimee A. Morris

Canonsburg woman loved to read

Aimee A. Morris, 63, of Canonsburg, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, in Washington Hospital.

She was born July 31, 1949, in Indiana, a daughter of Ivan and Velma Bargerstock Golubosky.

Prior to her retirement, she worked as a manager for Bonworth Clothing.

Mrs. Morris loved to read and enjoyed watching movies and sports.

Surviving are son Christopher Marin and wife Debra of Export; two daughters, Arlene Emanuel and husband Domenick of Apollo and Dianna Vlachos of Canonsburg; two brothers, Dennis Ball and wife Lorraine of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Kevin Acheson of Washington; sister Cheryl Wolford and husband James of Canonsburg; five grandchildren, Dawson Marin, Karleigh Marin, Aundrea Harter, Dylan Marin and Zachary Marin; longtime companion David Vlachos of Canonsburg; six nieces; and two nephews.

There will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date and information will be announced at when arrangements are finalized. Arrangements are entrusted to Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, Phillip L. Sollon, director.

Please visit for additional information and to view and leave condolences.

Timothy Joseph Morris

California University junior worked at Walmart

Timothy Joseph Morris, 21, of Carmichaels, died Monday, July 22, 2013, from injuries sustained in an auto accident on Garards Fort Road.

He was born March 2, 1992, in Morgantown, W.Va., a son of Steve and Ann Timcheck Morris of Carmichaels.

Also surviving are brothers Steve Morris II of Grindstone and Edwin Morris, at home; maternal grandparents Joe and Patty Timcheck of Carmichaels; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Paternal grandparents Linda and Donovan Morris are deceased.

Mr. Morris was a graduate of Carmichaels Area High School and was a junior at California University of Pennsylvania.

He worked part time at the night shift at Walmart.

His hobbies included playing card and computer games, cooking and extreme Frisbee.

Mr. Morris was a volunteer at Castle Blood in Belle Vernon.

He loved his two dogs, Dexter and Dolly.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, 724-966-5100, Paul M. Lesako funeral director/supervisor/owner. Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 25, with a blessing service beginning at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Bauer officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels. View the obituary at

Claude Andrew Saulsberry

Family and friends of Claude Andrew Saulsberry, who died July 18, 2013, are invited to attend a committal service to be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. A full military rite will be accorded by the U.S. Army and American Legion Post 175 of Washington. Condolences may be posted at

William J. Thomas

William J. Thomas, 69, of Amity, West Bethlehem Township, died Monday, July 22, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville.

A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.

Irene McClain Walther

New York woman was born in Washington

Irene McClain Walther, 87, of Stephentown, N.Y., born in Washington to Sweeney and Beulah McClain, died Thursday, July 18, 2013.

Three children; sister Nora Gayle Mansfield; nieces; and nephews survive.

Siblings Jimmy and Lois are deceased.

Stanley Wiencek Sr.

Stanley Wiencek Sr., 89, of Washington, died Monday, July 22, 2013, in Washington Hospital.

Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Dale DeAngelo Funeral Home, Washington. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.



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