Obituaries July 24

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Joanne Evelyn Baker

Federal government retiree


Joanne Evelyn Baker of Frederick, Md., died Friday, July 19, 2013.


She was born December 1, 1933, in Crucible, a daughter of the late George J. and Anne Kagle Cormack.


Mrs. Baker was the beloved wife of the late Warren C. Baker and sister of Pauline A. Protzman and husband Raymond, Mark Cormack and wife Sally and the late George Cormack.


Also surviving are a sister-in-law, Claudette Cormack; a niece, Melania Kidwell; nephews Kevin, Kyle and Michael Cormack; and great-nieces and nephews.


She retired from the federal government after 30 years of service.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday, July 26, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Historical Chapel, 520 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20852. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Springs, Md. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kline Hospice House, 7000 Kimmel Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771. Please view and sign family guest book at www.pumphreyfuneralhome.com.


James N. Donaldson

1940-2013


James N. Donaldson, 73, of Fairfield, Conn., passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, after a brief illness.


He was born in March 1940, in Canonsburg, a son of the late Attorney James Reed Donaldson and Alice Neill Donaldson.


Mr. Donaldson grew up in East Washington and was a 1958 graduate of East Washington High School. He obtained his bachelor’s of arts in political science from Westminster College in 1962 and attended the University of Pittsburg Law School from 1962 to 1964. Changing focus, he received his master’s in education degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1965, doing his educational internship at Bedford Junior High school in Westport, Conn. He continued his educational career teaching at Westport’s Colytown Junior High School from 1966 to 1967.


In July 1967, he joined Bankers Trust Co., now Deutsche Bank, in New York City, N.Y., first as a trust administrator until 1970, then as assistant trust officer to 1973, when he became trust officer and manager of the White Plains, N.Y. Bankers Trust Office, a position he held until 1976. During the remainder of his years with Bankers Trust, he was in charge of the trust administrative unit, becoming a vice president in 1976, group manager for the Personal Trust Management Group until 1982 and section head for the Private Clients Group.


In 1983, he joined Chemical Bank in New York City as vice president, director of sales, later becoming head of the trust and estate administration unit. Chase Manhattan Bank, JPMorgan Chase, brought him on board in 1990 as vice president in wealth management advisory and then in global trust and fiduciary, where he also was responsible for Fiduciary Liaison to U.S. Private Banking and Affiliate Banks until 2001.


Leaving the New York City commute behind, he joined Hudson United Bank, which merged with TD Bank, N.A., in Westport, Conn., as senior vice president and regional manager of the Wealth Management Group, responsible for administration, investment and business development for fiduciary services in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. NewAlliance Bank, now First Niagara, recruited him in 2008 as vice president and relationship manager responsible for opening their first Wealth Management Office in Fairfield County. He retired in 2010 to do wealth management consulting.


Further education included attending Heckerling Institute of Estate Planning at the University of Miami Law School, Corporate Finance and Capital Markets Innovation and Corporate Trust School (Cannon Financial) at Boston University, as well as advanced domestic and international tax and estate planning courses. He had administered estates throughout the United States and abroad, particularly in France. His credentials include Certified Trust and Financial Advisor, Accredited Estate Planner, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and Certified Corporate Trust specialist.


Professional affiliations include the Estate Planning Council of New York City (board of directors, 1988 to 1991, 1997 to 2000, secretary, treasure and vice president, 2001-04, president 2004-05); Estate Planning Council of Westchester County, N.Y., president, 1987-88; Estate Planning Council of Rockland County, New York (president, 1984-85); Estate Planning Council of Lower Fairfield County; Connecticut Tax and Estate Planning Council; and STEP, (International) Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners. He also was a member of American Bankers Association, serving on ABA Conference Planning Committee, 2000-01.


He was an instructor for the New York Institute of Finance, teaching its international estate planning course in New York and Florida. He served on the editorial advisory board of Trusts and Estates Magazine and authored several articles for trust and estate journals as well as having done a television interview. He also had been a lecturer for Bank Marketing Association conferences. He was a member of planned giving committees for both the University of Pittsburgh and Arthritis Foundation of New York. A member of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, he was honored by the National Fraternity in 2006 by being in the first group of Phi Tai’s to be inducted into their newly created Leadership Hall of Fame, along with Paul Newman, astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao and business CEO’s, among others. His accomplishments are recorded in Who’s Who In Finance and Industry, Who’s Who In America and Who’s Who in the World.


Deceased is a sister, Laura Jane Donaldson, for whom he was the bone marrow donor when she was the seventh person selected for the experimental Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, Wash., in the 1970s.


Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Wilma Crankshaw Donaldson of Fairfield; two brothers, John Clement Donaldson and sister-in-law Carol Clokey Donaldson of Charlotte, N.C., and Robert McIlvane Donaldson and sister-in-law Jodi Hitzke Donaldson of Moscow, Idaho; two nephews, Edward Samuel Donaldson and wife Bethany Cathey Donaldson of Charlotte and Aaron James Donaldson of Moscow; a niece, Storey Linn Donaldson of Moscow; two grandnephews, Stephen Edward and Luke James Donaldson; a grandniece, Catherine Scarlett Donaldson, all of Charlotte; and a cousin, Thomas Edward Neill and wife Jane Meis Neill and their son, David Thomas Neill of Waukeshaw, Wis.


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, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery.


Charitable contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Leukemia Society or Dr. Gertrude A. Barber Institute, 100 Barber Place, Erie, PA 16507. Condolences may be expressed at www.familyremembers.com. Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor, and Lawrence K. Donovan, director.


Beatrice I. Donovan

Member of St. Francis of Assisi Church


Beatrice I. Donovan, 92, of Finleyville, died Monday, July 22, 2013, in Arden Courts Care Center, Jefferson Hills Borough.


She was born March 30, 1921, in Snowden, a daughter of Charles and Pauline Plank Williams.


Mrs. Donovan was a homemaker and had been employed as an office worker at the former Murphy’s Mart in Bethel Park.


She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Finleyville and Christian Mothers-Ladies Guild of the church.


Surviving are a son, James K. Donovan and wife Rose Marie of Courtney; a daughter, Janet Donovan of Finleyville; a sister, Mary Murray of South Park; five grandchildren, Michael Donovan (Cindy), Michelle Donovan (Patty Kreamer), Denise Scheiber (Leo), David Donovan (Kelly) and Joseph Donovan (Kerrianne); six great-grandchildren, Ryan, Nicholas, Joseph, Matthew, Emily and Zachary; and several nieces and nephews.


Deceased are her husband, James W. Donovan, who died in 1997; two brothers, Charles and Raymond Williams; two sisters, Catherine Russell and Pauline Miller; and a great-grandson, Jared.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Kegel Funeral Home Inc., Tim P. Kegel, supervisor, 3560 Washington Avenue, Finleyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, July 26, in St. Francis Church, Finleyville, with the Rev. Robert J. Boyle, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 3609 Washington Avenue, Finleyville, PA 15332, or a charity of one’s choice.


Anna L. Rice Harford

Anna L. Rice Harford, 92, of Clarksville, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013.


Arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Behm Funeral Home Inc., Jefferson.


A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.


James P. Hartley

Enjoyed fixing old cars


James P. Hartley, 71, of Marion, Ohio, formerly of Sandusky, Ohio, died Friday, July 19, 2013, in Presidential Center.


He was born November 22, 1941, in Waynesburg, a son of the late Ottis and Thelma Hickman Hartley.


Mr. Hartley was married to Wanda Wilson in 1978, who survives.


He retired from the building and maintenance department of Ohio Veterans’ Home in Sandusky.


Mr. Hartley enjoyed fixing old cars, woodworking and tinkering with everything.


Surviving are two daughters, Tammy (Gary) Nutter of Marion and Lesa (George Jr.) MacAdam of Toledo; grandchildren Tyler and Casey MacAdam and Myles and Jordyn Nutter; and a sister, Sue Valentine of Salem, Va.


Visitation was held in Gunder/Hall and Folk Funeral Directors, Marion, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 24. Burial will follow in Chapel Heights Memory Garden, Marion.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be expressed at www.gunderhallandfolk.com.


Loren R. Holmes

President, co-owner of Burrell Scientific Inc.


Loren R. Holmes, 72, of Venetia, died Monday, July 22, 2013, in his home.


He was born July 7, 1941, in Louisville, Ky., a son of William and Margaret Allen Holmes.


Mr. Holmes was the president and co-owner of Burrell Scientific Inc. in Pittsburgh.


He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Finleyville and the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh.


Surviving are his wife, Irene School Holmes; three sons, Loren A. Holmes of Finleyville, Aaron C. Holmes and wife Christy of Venetia and Mark R. Holmes of Wilmington, N.C.; a brother, Raymond Holmes (Leslie) of Bethel Park; three sisters, Lucia Pfiel of Bethel Park, Nancy Meisinger (Jim) of Huntingtown, Md., and Sally Gran (Charles) of Charles Town, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Spencer, Mason and Cameron; and several nieces and nephews.


Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Kegel Funeral Home Inc., Tim P. Kegel, supervisor, 3560 Washington Avenue, Finleyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27, in St. Francis Church, Finleyville, with the Rev. Richard Tusky, as celebrant. Private interment will be held in Finleyville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Monongahela Valley Hospital Melenyzer Pavilion Oncology Department, 1163 Country Club Road, Monongahela, PA 15063.


Nellie S. Klink

Avid traveler loved working in her garden


Nellie S. Klink, 84, of Eighty Four, Nottingham Township, formerly of Finleyville, died Saturday, July 20, 2013, in her home.


She was born January 8, 1929, in DuBois, a daughter of Isaac and Margaret Heilburn Smith.


Mrs. Klink and her late husband enjoyed traveling all over the United States in their RV. She always had a book to read and a cup of coffee at her side. She loved working in her garden and doing crossword and wordsearch puzzles.


She worked every day to care for her family and will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.


Surviving are three sons, Christian Klink of Las Vegas, Nev., James Klink of North Dighton, Mass., and Eric Klink of Austin, Texas; three daughters, Sharon Chlebicki of Des Moines, Iowa, Debra Corning of Balparasio, Ind., and Cindy McNary of Eighty Four; a sister, Mae Shaeffer of DuBois; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.


Deceased is her husband, James H. Klink, who died in July 2011.


At the request of the deceased, there will be no public visitation or services. Arrangements are under the direction of Kegel Funeral Home Inc., Tim P. Kegel, supervisor, Finleyville.


Daniel M. Martin Jr.

First UM Church member was Mason, pressman


Daniel M. Martin Jr., 79, of Washington, died Monday, July 22, 2013, in Washington Hospital.


He was born September 12, 1933, in Washington, a son of Daniel Marlin Martin Sr. and Emma Elizabeth Cummins Martin.


A 1954 graduate of Washington High School, he worked as a pressman for the Washington Post for 11 years after training at the Observer-Reporter.


For more than 50 years, he was a member of Washington Lodge 164 F&AM, where he was past master. In addition, he was a member of Washington Chapter 150, where he was a past high priest, council 1, where he was most excellent and select master mason, Tall Cedars of Lebanon 149; Jacques DeMolay Chapter 3; Pittsburgh Consistory; Syria Temple Shrine; Heritage Unit Syria Temple (Clowns) and Washington-Greene Caravan 2.


Mr. Martin was a member of First United Methodist Church.


On December 7, 1957, he married Sara Elizabeth McDonald, who died September 23, 1976.


On August 5, 1977, he married Patricia Louise Rafter, who survives.


Also surviving are two sons, Michael (Christina) Natoli of Afton, Va., and John (Patricia) Wingate of San Antonio, Texas; three daughters, Beverly (Jacob) Colley of Bridgeville, Diane (Robert) Jones of Wichita, Kan., and Terri (Daniel) Kinley of Hampton, Va.; a brother, James Martin of Spokane, Wash.; four sisters, Margaret Reynolds of Marietta, Calif., Beulah Brownlee of Washington, Eileen Scott of Sunderland, Mass., and Arleen Berry of Washington; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.


Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, with the Rev. Keith Simmons and the Rev. David Kinsley officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Masonic services will be held in the funeral home at 7 p.m. Thursday. Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


Lucille Molesky

Member of Ave Maria Parish


Lucille Molesky, 91, of Bentleyville, died peacefully in her home Tuesday, July 23, 2013.


She was born September 17, 1921, in Beach Bottom, W.Va., a daughter of George and Mildred Turkaly.


Mrs. Molesky was member of Ave Maria Parish in Bentleyville, the Ladies Guild, Bentleyville Senior Center and the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 354 in Cokeburg.


Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley (Stush) and Nancy Molesky of Indianapolis, Ind., and George and Kathleen Molesky of Belle Vernon; a daughter and son-in-law, Christina and Scott Higinbotham of Bentleyville; a sister, Ann Reven of Brownsburg, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Mark Molesky, Dawn Rayford, Maria Molesky, Aaron Molesky, Elaine Smearman, Rebecca Molesky, Megan Higinbotham and Adam Higinbotham; and eight great-grandchildren, Jaxon, Emma-Jean, Samantha, Charlotte Rose, Maddie, Colin, Bladen and Zoe Love.


Deceased are her husband, Stanley Molesky, who died December 25, 1987, and four brothers, Matthew, Joseph, George and John Turkaly.


Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Leonard M. Pavlic Funeral Homes Inc., 405 Main Street, Bentleyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27, in Ave Maria Church, Bentleyville, with the Rev. Edward Yuhas, as celebrant. Internment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Carroll Township.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to Bentleyville Senior Center.


Rosa M. Phillips

Greene Co. homemaker enjoyed sports, quilting


Rosa M. Phillips, 96, of Carmichaels, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in Haney’s Personal Care Center, Rices Landing.


She was born April 11, 1917, in Whiteley Township, Greene County, a daughter of the late John L. and Hazel Grace Zimmerman Fox.


Mrs. Phillips was a homemaker who lived in Khedive since 1933, where she loved her flowers and quilting.


She enjoyed sports and watching her grandchildren play them, and following the Pittsburgh Pirates.


Mrs. Phillips was a member of the former Muddy Creek Presbyterian Church.


On March 31, 1933, she married Robert J. Phillips, who died June 3, 1987.


Surviving are five children, Mrs. Hazel Garrison of Valley Grove, W.Va., Richard Phillips and wife Penny of Carmichaels, Robert G. Phillips of Carmichaels, Charlotte Makel and husband Duane of Rices Landing and Bertha (Pearl) Ludrosky of Rices Landing; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 31 great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Matilda Carter of Carmichaels, Betty Workman of Khedive, Thelma Fletcher of Gaithersburg, Md., and Phyllis Thomas of Waynesburg; and three brothers, John L. Fox Jr. of Khedive, Donald Fox of Lakewood, Ohio, and Ronald Fox of Strongsville, Ohio.


Deceased are a granddaughter, Debra Makel; two grandsons, Glenn Garrison and Robert G. Phillips Jr.; a sister, Dorothy V. Rush Clark; and three brothers, Marvey Fox, James Fox, and Allen Fox.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Behm Funeral Home Inc., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, with the Rev. Donald P. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Muddy Creek Cemetery, Khedive.


Condolences may be expressed at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.


Paul D. Sheller

WWII vet, Columbia Gas retiree served his church


Paul D. Sheller, 92, of Washington, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in his home.


He was born April 26, 1921, in Claysville, a son of the late James G. and Cora M. Hammett Sheller.


Mr. Sheller was a 1941 graduate of Claysville High School, and went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army in the European Theater during World War II.


He was employed by Columbia Gas, first as a welder, and later as a supervisor and instructor. He retired in 1982.


Mr. Sheller was very active in Friendship Community Church, where he served as an elder and was devoted to Bible Release Time. He was instrumental in the creation of Cornerstone Ministries Camp in Jefferson.


He was a member of Hunt–Kennedy Post 639 of the American Legion in Claysville for more than 60 yeas. He loved to golf and was an avid supporter of the Pittsburgh Pirates.


Mr. Sheller was active in West Finley Friendship Seniors’ Club.


On August 4, 1946, in Dutch Fork, he married Audrey Hartzell, who survives.


Also surviving are a son, Kenneth D., husband of Sandra Sheller of Elkins, W.Va.; a daughter, Dianna, wife of Brian Burke of Encinitas, Calif.; a brother, Fredrick E. “Abbie” Sheller of Citrus Heights, Calif.; four granddaughters, Amanda Sheller, Leah Duke, Annie Perkins and Brittani Dixon; two great-grandchildren, Gavin Dixon and Matthew Duke; and many nieces and nephews.


Deceased are an infant son, Ralph Garfield Sheller; a daughter, Brenda Lee Sheller; and eight siblings, James, Carl, Gaylord, Robert, Howard, Edgar, Elizabeth and Wayne.


Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, in Friendship Community Church, 1090 Weirich Avenue, Washington, with Pastor Rick Bruckner officiating. Interment will follow in Claysville Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at graveside by Hunt–Kennedy Post 639.


Memorial contributions may be directed to Friendship Community Church, Cornerstone Ministries (Bible Release Time). Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor, and Lawrence K. Donovan, director.


Kathleen J. Sams Thomas

Beloved wife, loving mother


Kathleen J. Sams Thomas, 70, of Graysville, formerly from Washington County, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 23, 2013, surrounded by her family.


She was born July 7, 1943, in Washington, a daughter of the late Stanley and Nellie Carlton Sams.


Mrs. Thomas was the beloved wife of 36 years to Larry D. Thomas of Graysville and loving mother of Dana Davis and partner Colleen Henning of Crafton.


Also surviving are three sisters, Sylvia Phillips and husband Mike, Karen Petrosky and husband Charles and Kimberly Scarfo and husband John; a brother, Mark Sams and wife Ellen; sister-in-law, Victoria Strawn and husband Raymond; and many nieces and nephews.


She enjoyed playing piano and cards, reading and taking walks with her beloved dog, Izzy.


At the family’s request, services will be private and have been entrusted to Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Open Door Inc., P.O. Box 99243, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Please view and sign the family’s guest book at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.


William J. Thomas

Veteran was correction officer, Lone Pine VFD member


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


He was born June 2, 1944, in Daisytown, a son of the late William S. and Margaret E. Antal Thomas.


Mr. Thomas was a 1962 graduate of California High School.


From 1965 to 1968, he served with the U.S. Army in Battery D, 3rd Battalion of the 1st Artillery Division. For his service, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Marksman’s Badge with rifle bar, Marksman’s Badge with missile bar, Marksman’s Badge with carbine bar and the Good Conduct Medal.


He was previously employed by Cooper Industries in Canonsburg, retiring in 1994, after 25 years of service. He most recently was employed as a correction officer at the Washington County Correction Facility, retiring in 2009, after 13 years of service.


Mr. Thomas was a life member of Steele-Lillie American Legion Post 744 in Marianna, secretary of North Ten Mile Veterans Association, a member of Teamsters Local 585 and United Steel Workers of America. He was a life member of Lone Pine Volunteer Fire Department and a longtime member of North Ten Mile Baptist Church, where he had previously served as a trustee.


He loved oldies. He was an avid record collector, especially music from the 1950s and 1960s, as well as being an avid gun enthusiast. Spending time with his family brought him much enjoyment.


On June 14, 1969, he married Clara “Jean” Montgomery, who survives. They celebrated 44 years of marriage.


Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a sister, Beverly Ann Sweeney of Erie; a brother-in-law, Ken Montgomery (Deb) of Washington; a sister-in-law, Marge Friend (John) of East Aurora, N.Y.; a mother-in-law, Thelma Montgomery of Lone Pine; nieces and nephews Kiley Friend Iams (Joshua), Jason Montgomery (Desiree), Lawrence W. Sweeney, Maureen Sweeney and Kathleen Linse; and great-nieces and nephews Braylee Sweeney, Sophie Sweeney, Ethan Sweeney, Jeffrey Linse, Dustyn Montgomery, Cayden Montgomery and Alyvia Montgomery.


Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, 336 Wilson Avenue, Washington. Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of service, Friday, July 26, in North Ten Mile Baptist Church, Amity, with Pastor Gary Schneider officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by Steele-Lillie American Legion Post 744, Marianna. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to North Ten Mile Baptist Church, 322 Ridge Church Road, Amity, PA 15311; Lone Pine Volunteer Fire Department, 330 Weaver Run Road, Washington, PA 15301; or Hospice Care of the Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301. Arrangements are under the direction of John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, Beallsville. Guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.


Stanley Wiencek Sr.

Founder of Wiencek’s Dairy Bar


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


He was born January 1, 1924, in Washington, a son of John and Tillie Drzazsa Wiencek.


Mr. Wiencek was a 1942 graduate of Washington High School.


He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, and was awarded the Purple Heart and one bronze battle star.


In 1953, he founded Wiencek’s Dairy Bar in the Wolfdale area of Washington.


Mr. Wiencek was a member of St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church and was one of the eldest surviving members of the church. He was also the second eldest surviving member of the Pulaski Club in Washington.


On January 1, 1951, in St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church, he married Helen Jean Brock, who survives.


Surviving are a son, Stanley (Sara) Wiencek Jr. of Washington; a grandson, Stanley (Jennifer) Wiencek III of Washington; a great-grandson, Carter; two sisters, Genevieve Kulmoski of Washington and Helen Koziel of Meadow Lands; and a brother, Steve Wiencek of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.


Deceased are three sisters, Anna Wiencek, Josephine Wiencek and Adele Szolek, and two brothers, Francis Wiencek and John Wiencek.


Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Dale D. DeAngelo Funeral Home, 1290 Jefferson Avenue, Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, July 26, in St. Hilary Church, Washington. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township. Full military rites will be accorded by the U.S. Army and American Legion Post 175 of Washington.


Kenneth E. Wiley

Marine was coal miner, mine-rescue firefighter


Kenneth E. Wiley, 64, of Eighty Four, died Monday, July 22, 2013, in Washington Hospital.


He was born July 18, 1949, in Washington, a son of Edna Piatt Wiley and the late James Wiley.


Mr. Wiley was a graduate of Bentworth High School and Dean Technical School.


He was a coal miner for 31 years and enjoyed the outdoors, rock climbing, and he especially loved his dog.


Mr. Wiley was proud of his service as a volunteer mine-rescue firefighter.


He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, having served in Vietnam and also was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves.


Surviving, in addition to his mother, are a daughter, Jennifer L. Nestor of Marianna; a brother, Dave (Darla) Wiley of Longmont, Colo.; a sister, Kathy (Larry) Capozzoli of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, McKenna and Blake Henry and Sammy and Jordan Nestor; three nieces, Jamie and Alyssa Capozzoli and Kara (John) Castagnoli; and a nephew, Patrick (Dawn) Wiley.


At the request of the family, all services will be private. Memorial contributions may be directed to Washington Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330, or at www.washingtonpashelter.org.


Condolences may be expressed at www.familyremembers.com. Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor, and Lawrence K. Donovan, director.


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