Obituaries July 26

July 25, 2013

Mary E. Baker

Washington teacher enjoyed reading, gardening

Mary E. “Tommy” Baker, 67, of East Washington, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Southmont of Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington.

She was born April 11, 1946, in Johnstown, a daughter of Mary E. Gosbee Sargent of Washington and the late C. Clifford Sargent.

Mrs. Baker was a graduate of Tolman High School in Pawtucket, R.I., and was a 1969 graduate of Rhode Island College, with a degree in special education and a minor in elementary education. She also attended Washington & Jefferson College to complete her English degree.

While her husband, Ken, was in the military, she was director of the post nursery at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, N.Y.

She taught for Washington School District and the Intermediate Unit. She loved teaching and her students.

Mrs. Baker enjoyed reading, gardening and arts and crafts, particularly of late, rug hooking. She also enjoyed visiting her native New England.

On June 27, 1970, in Washington, she married Kenneth L. Baker, who survives.

Also surviving are a son, Dan (Tiffany Poole) Baker of Washington, and a sister, Karen Johnson of Vanport.

Friends will be received from noon to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, in First Presbyterian Church, 100 East Wheeling Street, Washington, with the Rev. Kenneth Schott officiating.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Washington County Community Foundation at or Chapman Annex, 331 South Main Street, Washington, PA 15301. Please bring any pictures to the funeral home, to be uploaded in our system for the family to view in real time. Condolences may also be expressed and photos uploaded at Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor, and Lawrence K. Donovan, director

Ruth J. Becker

Peters Township Public Library volunteer

Ruth J. Becker, 52, of Peters Township, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

She was born July 17, 1961, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Joan R. and the late Elmer E. Becker.

Miss Becker was an active volunteer at Peters Township Public Library and loved couponing and animals.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are a sister, Carol (Charles) Fitzpatrick of Texas, and a brother, Louis Becker of Strabane.

Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at noon Saturday, July 27, in St. Benedict the Abbot Church, McMurray. Arrangements are entrusted to Beinhauer Funeral Home, 724-941-3211.

Memorial contributions may be made to Peters Township Public Library or City Mission. Please add or view tributes at

Beverly June Buckels

Washington Hospital employee enjoyed ceramics

Beverly June Buckels, 85, of Eighty Four, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Canonsburg General Hospital.

She was born May 7, 1928, in Scenery Hill, a daughter of Kenneth Horne and Olive Cheerful Swart Horne Rose.

Mrs. Buckels was a graduate of Ellsworth High School.

In 1963, she was employed as a certified lab technician at Washington Hospital, where she worked for 23 years.

She enjoyed ceramics, antiques and baking. She was an avid gardener and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

On September 20, 1947, she married Paul E. Buckels, who died January 19, 2007.

Surviving are two sons, John Buckels (Cindy) of Brentwood, N.H., and Kent Buckels (Gloria) of Canonsburg; four grandchildren, Heather Woods (Colin), Kelly Quidley (Eric), Jennifer Mayers (Scott) and Shelly Witzel (Adam); seven great-grandchildren, Emma, Ella and Ava Quidley, Miranda, Hollis and Avery Woods and Finn Mayers; a dear friend, Jane Liston (Red) of Scenery Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, are a sister, Beryl Bottone, and stepfather Kenneth Rose.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, PA 15342, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 29, with the Rev. Catherine Peternel officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray.

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Aldine Cianelli

Member of St. Patrick R.C. Church

Aldine “Dee” Cianelli, 94, of Canonsburg, passed away peacefully at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Strabane Woods Assisted Living, South Strabane Township.

She was born September 18, 1918, in Canonsburg, a daughter of the late Anthony and Orldine D’Amico Dettore.

Mrs. Cianelli lived her entire life in Canonsburg, where she was a homemaker and member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church.

She had been a volunteer with Canonsburg Hospital Women’s Auxiliary for more than 35 years and had been a member of the former Catholic Daughters of the America’s Court Canonsburg 1211.

Mrs. Cianelli enjoyed playing cards with a group of friends for 40 years.

On January 18, 1941, she married Nick Cianelli Sr., who died January 2, 1987.

Surviving are two sons, Ron (Barbara) Cianelli of Washington and Nick Cianelli Jr. of Canonsburg; a daughter, Cathy (Jay) Romano of Cecil; five grandchildren, Nick (Susan) Cianelli, Victor Cianelli, Cara (Jake) Mowry and Jayson and Jaret Romano; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was the last of her immediate family.

Deceased are a grandson, Joseph Cianelli; three sisters, Carmie Rod, Connie Stevenson and Virginia Warnick; and three brothers, Tim, Frank and Dave Dettore.

Friends are welcome from 8:30 to 10 a.m., the time of a Catholic blessing service, Saturday, July 27, in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, Canonsburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Canonsburg General Hospital Women’s Auxiliary or City Mission of Washington. To view or extend condolences, please visit

A memorial service for Kathleen A. Dickey, who died July 13, 2013, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 27, in Kingdom Hall, Carmichaels Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Route 21, Carmichaels.

Regis P. Englert

South Hills dentist enjoyed woodworking

Regis P. Englert, D.D.S., 77, of Bridgeville, died Thursday, July 25, 2013.

He was the beloved husband of the late Jean Yvonne Sweringen Englert; loving father of Bill (Sheryl) Englert, Cheryl Englert, Paula (Greg) Bohatch, Michael Ivkovich, Danielle Ivkovich and the late Richard Englert; dear brother of Kathleen DeLuca and Raymond (Eleanor) Englert; and cherished grandfather of Dillon Englert, Derek Englert, Allen Foster, David McLarnon, Thomas McLarnon, Megan Bohatch and Nicole Bohatch.

Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Dr. Englert served in the U.S. Public Health Service during the Korean War and practiced dentistry in the South Hills for 48 years.

He was a pilot and avid photographer and enjoyed woodworking, fishing and gardening.

Dr. Englert will be greatly missed by his family and many dear friends.

Services and inurnment are private. Family suggests memorial contributions to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15243. Arrangements are by Beinhauer-Fryer Funeral Home, 412-221-3800. Please view or add tributes at

James L. Ingram

1954 – 2013

James L. Ingram, 59, of Washington, died June 13, 2013, in Washington Hospital.

He was born May 30, 1954, a son of the late Roger and Eva Catherine McCartney Ingram.

Mr. Ingram worked as a security guard for Sentinel and formerly as a dietary aide at Washington Hospital.

Surviving are three sons, Thomas Ingram of Sandy, Utah, Tony Ingram of Jefferson Hills and Charlie Ingram of White; a brother, Dennis (Marlene) Ingram of Washington; a sister, Dorothy (Jerry) Pattison of West Alexander; two grandchildren; and aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. Deceased is a brother, John Ingram.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., the time of service, Saturday, July 27, in Buffalo Township Municipal Building, Taylorstown, with the Rev. Gary Gibson officiating. A fellowship dinner will follow.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Nichol Funeral Home, 1873 East Maiden Street, Washington, PA 15301. A guest book may be viewed and signed at

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 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 (Leslie) of Las Vegas, Nev., James Klink (Mary) of North Dighton, Mass., and Eric Klink (Daphne) of Austin, Texas; three daughters, Sharon Chlebicki (Gregory) of Des Moines, Iowa, Debra Corning (Allyn) of Valparasio, Ind., and Cindy McNary (James) of Eighty Four; a sister, Mae Shaeffer of DuBois; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Her husband, James H. Klink, 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 J. Malone

Retired pilot served in Navy

Daniel J. Malone, 75, of Irving, Texas, formerly of Canonsburg, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013.

He was born May 22, 1938, in Canonsburg, a son of the late James A. Sr. and Carmel DeVitis Malone.

Mr. Malone’s aviation career began as a NAVCAD in Pensacola, Fla., in 1958. After eight years as a U.S. Navy pilot, flying P2Vs and S2Fs, he joined Braniff International Airlines in Dallas, Texas. Later, he flew with Piedmont Airlines in Charlotte, N.C., flying 737s. With the airline merger, he retired in November 1995 from US Airways.

He was an astronomy buff, enjoyed cowboy action shooting and golf with friends.

Mr. Malone was a friend to everyone and had a very generous nature.

Surviving are wife Helen Rose Saver, with whom he celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary July 16, 2013; sister Mary Ellen (Bob) Zinn; sisters-in-law Barbara (Ron) Cianelli and Lois Malone; five nieces, four nephews, nine great-grandnieces and four great-grandnephews.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, are sister Rose Anne (Malone) Laidella and brother James A. Malone Jr.

Friends are welcome from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the time of a blessing service, Saturday, July 27, in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120. Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Canonsburg. Full military honors will be accorded by the combined honor guards of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 of Canonsburg and American Legion Post 902 of Houston.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to a charity of one’s choice or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To view or extend condolences, please visit

Robert Charles Meyer

Army veteran active in MADD

Robert Charles Meyer, 86, of Ocala, Fla., passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013, in Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala, with his family by his side.

He was born March 6, 1927, in New Kensington, a son of the late William L. and Eveline Moorhead Meyer.

Mr. Meyer was a 1946 graduate of Arnold High School.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during both World War II and Korea, with honor.

Mr. Meyer was a life member of MADD and was instrumental in passing new laws and counseling grieving members. He was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows, life member of Arnold Volunteer Engine Company 2, where he served as captain and assistant chief, and was a charter member of Arnold Fire Department.

He was owner of Tasty Treat and Montour 9 Mobile Home Sales and Park in McDonald.

Deceased is a son, Robert C. Meyer Jr.

Surviving are his beloved wife, Ruth Lauff Meyer, son James C. Meyer and granddaughters Jamie Meyer and Kelly Meyer, all of Ocala; and brother William L. Meyer and wife Geraldine of Lower Burrell.

Viewing will be at the Meyer residence. Interment will be in Miami, Fla.

Condolences may be expressed at Arrangements under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, TimberRidge Chapel, 9695 SW 110th Street, Ocala, FL 34481.

Mark Lawrence Rozmus

Proud steelworker, avid deer hunter

Mark Lawrence Rozmus, 53, of Burgettstown, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in his home.

He was born September 14, 1959, in Washington, a son of Joseph and Ina Foulk Rozmus of Burgettstown.

Mr. Rozmus was a 1977 graduate of Burgettstown High School, went on to trade school and later graduated from Pennsylvania Police Academy.

He was employed by Union Electric in Burgettstown for nearly 25 years and was most proud of being a steelworker. He was a former police officer for Smith Township, a past lieutenant of Burgettstown Volunteer Fire Department, an emergency medical technician and original member of Northwest Ambulance Service. Mr. Rozmus was a member of Burgettstown Presbyterian Church.

He was an avid deer hunter and loved spending time with family and his dog, Princess.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a brother, Matt Rozmus of Burgettstown; two nephews, Zackery and Jacob Rozmus, both of Burgettstown; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday in Taucher Funeral Home, 23 Erie Mine Road, Burgettstown, where services will be held at noon Monday, July 29, with the Rev. Dan Ekas officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Florence.

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