Obituaries Aug. 21

August 20, 2013

Jerry E. Anderson

Vietnam veteran

Jerry E. “Captain Lou” Anderson, 63, of Westland, passed away Monday, August 19, 2013, in UPMC-Shadyside hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born January 12, 1950, a son of Elizabeth Mae Weber Anderson of Bulger and the late Robert Charles Anderson.

Mr. Anderson was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the U.S. Army 101st airborne division, and was a retired aide at Western Center. He was a member of Vietnam Motorcycle Club, Westland Sportsman Club, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, SNPJ and Palanka Club.

Surviving are his wife, Linda L. Harbison Anderson; children Jerry (Shelly) Anderson of McDonald, Brian Guta, Kelly Guta-Dixon and Chad Guta; siblings Kerry (Robert Phillips) Daskalakis of Florida, Mary (Randy Shoup) Gilbert of McKees Rocks; grandchildren Teagen and Caden Anderson, Britanee, Damen, Sean, Andre, Pete, Alisha and Chelsea; and a number of great-grandchildren.

Deceased are brother Larry Anderson and granddaughter Erica.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Thomas-Little Funeral Service Inc., 314 West Lincoln Avenue, McDonald, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 23. Interment will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald. Friends may sign a guest book at

Velma Iverna Bambarger

Member of North Ten Mile Baptist Church

Velma Iverna “Gram” Bambarger, 78, of Amity, died Monday, August 19, 2013, in Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington.

She was born October 9, 1934, in Amity, a daughter of Ivan and Katherine Rutan Barmbarger.

Mrs. Bambarger graduated from Trinity High School and worked as a CNA at Community Care.

She was a member of North Ten Mile Baptist Church.

Surviving are niece Lisa Hillberry (Jeff); two great-nephews, Jeffrey and Shane Hillberry; and a sister, Ida Jean Marth.

She also leaves behind her loving canine companion, Jenny.

There will be no public viewing or service. William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., Washington, is handling arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Gentiva Hospice, 190 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.

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Howard L. Colbert

Washington resident loved harness racing

Howard L. Colbert, 78, of Washington, went home with his God on his birthday August 16, 2013.

He was born August 16, 1935, in Hampton, Ga., a son of Emma Lou Scott, who passed away in May 2013.

Mr. Colbert was a trainer-driver at The Meadows Racetrack during the 1970s and early 1980s and loved harness racing.

Surviving are his wife and best friend, Marie “Cricket” Colbert; six daughters, Ronae Patterson, Latasha Patterson, Emma Patrick, Sherol Anderson, Janice Davis and Eileen Colbert; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother Willie E. Walker (Eunice); sister Betty Tharp; two sisters-in-law, “sisters,” Vicki Boo and Trisha Ann; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Deceased are son Howard A. Colbert and brother Billy Ray Scott.

Arrangements are entrusted to Beinhauer Funeral Home, 724-941-3211. At the request of the deceased, there will be no visitation or service. Please add or view tributes at

Ida R. Crupe

Enjoyed being surrounded by family and reading

Ida R. Crupe, 54, of Amity, was called home by her Lord, surrounded by family and friends, Monday, August 19, 2013.

She was born July 9, 1959, in Washington, a daughter of the late Marie E. Hale Edgar.

Mrs. Crupe was a graduate of Bethlehem-Center High School, Class of 1977.

She enjoyed reading and being surrounded by her family.

On January 3, 1980, she married her soul mate, John D. Crupe of Amity, who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Carrie A. (Christopher J.) Brooks of Pittsburgh, John D. Crupe of Amity, Heather D. (Michael R. Hatfield) Crupe of Amity, Megan L. (Samual D. Dyson) Crupe of Washington and Joshua D. Crupe of Amity; two grandchildren, Jade M. Hatfield and Braden D. Brooks; and several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

Also deceased are daughter Angela M. Crupe; mother-in-law Blanche M. Crupe; and father-in-law John D. Crupe.

A memorial gathering will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 23, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington.

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Deadline notice

Because of a modified printing schedule, the deadline for submitting an obituary for next-day publication is 7 p.m. The deadline will remain in effect until further notice.

Anna Elizabeth Ealy

Washington resident loved her cats

Anna Elizabeth Ealy, 65, of Washington, died unexpectedly Friday, August 16, 2013, in her home.

She was born March 18, 1948, in Washington, a daughter of the late Edward and Beatrice H. Florick.

A graduate of Trinity High School and Penn Commercial, she worked in billing at NovaCare.

Mrs. Ealy was a member of Holy Trinity National Catholic Church, Canton Township.

She loved her cats.

On June 8, 1968, she married Richard L. Ealy, who died January 19, 2012.

Surviving are two daughters, Dawn Ealy and Janice (Kelly) Zlatarich, both of Washington, and a half sister.

Deceased is a son, Richard E. Ealy, who died as an infant.

Services and burial in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township, were private and held at the convenience of the family.

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Nancy Jean Manrow Keene

Free to dance again

Nancy Jean Manrow Keene, 79, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Washington, passed away July 23, 2013, with her husband of 31 years, Milton J. Keene, and stepdaughter, Dana Keene Johnson, by her side, guided by the angels of hospice to her next life.

She was born November 29, 1933, in Washington, a daughter of the late Charles L. Manrow and Laura E. Manrow.

Mrs. Keene was a 1951 graduate of Trinity High School, where she was head majorette of the Trinity marching band. She also attended Wooster College for a short time.

Both in grade school and high school, she was very outgoing and easily made friends with whom she remained close.

Mrs. Keene enjoyed dancing and was in several musical productions. She liked to entertain in her home often and had a flair for decorating. She always wore the latest fashions and especially loved her shoes.

On June 11, 1982, she married Milton J. Keene, her favorite dance partner, who survives. They had 31 wonderful years and especially enjoyed their summer home in Marblehead and their winter home in Fort Myers.

She loved animals and had a few over the years, but their Yorkie, Buzzie, stole her heart forever.

Surviving are two daughters, Brenda Dagg Saunders (Bernie Froats) and Kimberly Dagg Horner (Danny Horner) both of Washington; two granddaughters, Damara Saunders Van Beneden (William) of Kentucky and Desiré Saunders Krawchyk (Josh) of Carnegie; three great-grandchildren, Will, Sara and Elizabeth Van Beneden; four stepchildren, Debbie Keene Smith (Randy) of West Virginia, Dana Keene Johnson (John) of Texas, Lori Keene of Pittsburgh and Neil Keene of Pittsburgh; six stepgrandchildren, Brittany Smith of West Virginia, Ryan Johnson (Linley), Caylee Johnson, Noah Johnson and Aubree Johnson of Texas and Kamron Keene of Pittsburgh; and four stepgreat-grandchildren, Jager and Jett Smith of West Virginia and Toby and Reagon Johnson of Texas.

Also surviving are a sister-in-law Betty McNeely Manrow of Washington, with whom she shared a special relationship, and a niece, Shelie Manrow Teele (James) of Florida.

Deceased are brother Ralph Freeman Manrow and nephew Charles Brian Manrow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33909.

Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 22, in Warco-Falvo Funeral Home Inc., Wilson at East Katherine avenues, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director. Services and burial will be private. Condolences may be expressed at

Samuel Gilbret Lipari

Additional information has been received for the obituary of Samuel Gilbert Lipari, published Tuesday.

The Knights of Columbus and Catholic Men’s Club of St. Patrick Church will have services at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 22 in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg.

Shelva M. Mansberry

Enjoyed sewing, needlepoint and gardening

Shelva M. Mansberry, 56, of Prosperity, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday, August 19, 2013, in her home.

She was born Friday, November 9, 1956, in Waynesburg, a daughter of the late Robert S. Mitchell and Freda Fowler Mitchell.

Mrs. Mansberry was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Ruff Creek.

A homemaker, she enjoyed sewing, needlepoint, gardening and canning.

Surviving are her husband, Perry S. Mansberry, whom she married October 26, 1975; three daughters, Laura (John) Zoeller of Prosperity, Rebecca Plesko of Perryopolis and Melissa Mansberry of Canonsburg; son Robert P. (Christie) Mansberry of Perryopolis; nine grandchildren; sister Darla ”Dee” (Nelson) Krute of Philadelphia; three brothers, Robert Gene (Sandy) Mitchell of McMurray, Jack D.(Pam) Mitchell of Philadelphia and Timothy S. (Gwen) Mitchell of Washington; stepmother Katherine McCullough Mitchell of Waynesburg; two stepsisters, Carla M. Martin of Waynesburg and Darla K. Zarlino of North Royalton, Ohio, and two stepbrothers, Steven P. Martin and Rex L. Martin, both of Waynesburg; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no public visitation. The family will hold a greeting of friends and memorial service at a time and place to be announced. Interment will be private. Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, is in charge of arrangements. Information is available at

John William Misko

John William Misko, 81, of Bentleyville, died Tuesday, August 20, 2013, in Monongahela Valley Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville.

A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.

William Joseph Quinn

Loved sports and having fun

William Joseph “Willie” “Bronco Bill” “Big Bill” Quinn, 56, of Canonsburg, formerly of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., passed away Thursday, August 15, 2013.

He was the loving father of Roman William Quinn; beloved soul mate and loving companion of Angela Shemiloff; brother of Frank (Karen) James Quinn and the late Susan Veronica Quinn; son of the late William F. and Catherine Rose Quinn; and uncle of Matthew, Michael, Laura and Sarah Quinn.

Mr. Quinn graduated from Sleepy Hollow High School in 1974. He obtained his bachelor of arts degree from Hobart College.

He was an academic All-American and football player. He also played lacrosse and was a champion powerlifter.

Mr. Quinn was a member of Sigma Xi fraternity and was the vice president of Quinn Construction Corp.

He held various honorary awards and loved sports, history, animals and all friendships. His passions were to have fun and love people. His strengths were to always make people laugh and to help those around him no matter where he went.

“Never forget the great oak tree was once a little nut that stood its ground,” were words he lived by.

Funeral arrangements are by Beinhauer-Bogan, Canonsburg, 724-745-5810. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 14, in Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills, 1240 Washington Road, Pittsburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at a time to be determined in Holy Rosary Church, Muse. A celebration will also be held at a later date in New York. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Roman Quinn’s College Fund, 3907 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317. Please add or view tributes at

Louise Thomas Ritchie

Member of Church of the Covenant

Louise Thomas “Tootie” Ritchie, 88, of Washington, died Tuesday, August 20, 2013, in her home.

She was born April 29, 1925, in Washington, a daughter of the late James S. Thomas and Roberta Conkle Thomas Closser.

Mrs. Ritchie was a 1943 graduate of Washington High School.

She sold Stanley Home Products for many years. During World War II, she served as an air-raid warden.

Mrs. Ritchie was a member of Church of the Covenant and Democratic Women of Washington County.

On August 25, 1943, she married Harry L. Ritchie, who survives.

Also surviving are son Ronald L. (Vickie) Ritchie of Prosperity; daughter Harriett (Dale) Smith of Fort Mill, S.C.; five grandchildren, Bryant Ritchie, Brandon Ritchie, Lori Balach, Christi (Van) Taylor and Kimberly (Mark) Hannan; and six great-grandchildren.

Deceased is her stepfather, Albert C. Closser.

Friends will be received from 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, August 23, with the Rev. Kenneth Schott officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Washington Health System, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301; or to a veterans organization of the donor’s choice.

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