Obituaries Sept. 4
Published Sep 3, 2013 at 10:47 pm (Updated Sep 3, 2013 at 10:47 pm)
Joshua Adam Anderson
Joshua Adam Anderson, 39, of Washington, died unexpectedly Saturday, August 31, 2013.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington.
Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
The deadline for submitting an obituary for next-day publication has been permanently changed to 7 p.m.
Edith M. Ealy
Member of North Ten Mile Baptist Church
Edith M. “Edie” Ealy, 88, of Washington, died Saturday, August 31, 2013, in Southmont of Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington.
She was born February 15, 1925, in Clarksville, a daughter of Joseph Miles and Hellen Williams Yocum.
Mrs. Ealy attended Deemston Grade School and was a 1942 graduate of Rogersville High School.
She worked at Kmart, Woolworth department store and Route 519 truck stop.
Mrs. Ealy was a member of North Ten Mile Baptist Church for more than 50 years, where she taught Sunday school.
She enjoyed baking and square-dancing, as well as gardening, her plants and farm life.
On March 20, 1943, she married Paul Richard Ealy, who is deceased.
Surviving are five children, Barry (Norma) Ealy, Bruce (Linda) Ealy, Diane Williams, Brian Ealy and Gary Ealy; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to her husband and parents, are a great-grandson, Alec Strike; son-in-law Tim Williams; brother Charles Yocum; sister Sara Grable; and stepgrandson Dennis Mead.
At the request of the deceased, funeral services will be held privately for family at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 5, with the Rev. Gary Schneider officiating, in Nichol Funeral Home, 1873 East Maiden Street, Washington. Interment will follow in North Ten Mile Church Cemetery. A guest book may be signed at www.nicholfuneralhome.com.
Susan Marie Florio
Enjoyed baking and doing crossword puzzles
Susan Marie Florio, 91, of Atlasburg, died Sunday, September 1, 2013, in Washington Hospital.
She was born December 7, 1921, in Atlasburg, a daughter of the late Angelo and Raphella Barra Romeo.
Mrs. Florio was a mother and homemaker; however, during World War II, she was a “Rosie the Riveter,” working as a welder for American Bridges in Ambridge.
She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Burgettstown.
Mrs. Florio enjoyed baking, doing crossword puzzles, gardening, bird-watching and, most especially, spending time with her family.
Surviving are four daughters, Elizabeth Jane (wife of the late Chuck) Buzzatto of Bridgeville, Rosalie (Anthony) Loskoch of Gibsonia, Janet Florio of Atlasburg and Susan Marie (John) Schwartz of Coraopolis; six grandchildren, Charles Buzzatto, Nicole Flaherty, Anthony Loskoch and Jack, Benjamin and Justin Schwartz; and three great-grandchildren, Carlo and Giavanna Buzzatto and Ella Flaherty.
Deceased are her husband, Edward “Duke” Florio, who died May 5, 1983; and siblings Elpido Romano, John Romeo, Kathryn Buxton, Thelma Vendetti, Antoinette Mamone, Ann Mondin, Mary Sczruba and Josephine Sartori.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Taucher Funeral Home, 23 Erie Mine Road, Burgettstown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 7, in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Burgettstown, with the Rev. George Moneck, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Burgettstown.
For further information and condolences, please visit www.taucherfuneralhome.com.
Samuel D. Fragapane
Avid hunter loved being with his family
Samuel D. Fragapane, 77, of Canonsburg, passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 2, 2013, in Canonsburg General Hospital.
He was born November 16, 1935, in Canonsburg, a son of the late Vincent and Teresa Fragapane.
Mr. Fragapane lived his entire life in Canonsburg, where he was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed in the shipping department at the former McGraw Edison Power Systems.
He was an avid hunter and a member of Canonsburg Sportsmen’s Association.
Mr. Fragapane loved being with his family and enjoyed having coffee with his many friends, especially his lifelong buddy Ed Solomon.
He was a carpenter and woodworker who made heirloom furniture for his family.
On September 22, 1973, he married his beloved wife, Rosalie Santora, who survives after nearly 40 years of marriage.
Also surviving are a son, Clyde Vincent (Lauren) Fragapane of Canonsburg; daughter Jennifer (Bill) Merriman of McDonald; eight grandchildren, Vincent, Clyde II, Christopher, Cassidy, Samantha, Jacob, Anderson and Brinton; great-granddaughter Reese; brother Carmen (Carol) Fragapane; sister Virginia Levers; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, is a sister, Mary Sendro.
Friends are welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, where departing prayers will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, September 5. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 5, in St. Patrick Church, Canonsburg. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. To view or extend condolences, please visit www.salandrafunerals.com.
David R. Harner
Calvary Temple Church of Washington minister
Pastor David R. Harner, 73, of Washington, died Monday, September 2, 2013, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.
He was born December 17, 1939, in Danville, a son of Arthur and Mable Bittenger Harner.
Pastor Harner was the minister of Calvary Temple Church of Washington. He also operated Harner’s Rest Home for 23 years.
His first wife, Joyce White Harner, is deceased. On June 15, 1996, he married Jo Ann Appleby Kler, who died August 27, 2013.
Pastor Harner is survived by two sons, Jeffery A. and Arthur D. Harner of Washington; four stepdaughters, Linda (Kenny) Bolosan of Washington, Robin (Jeffrey) Kler-Demchak of Monongahela and Beverly (Michael) Kasavich and Bobbi Jo (Daniel) Wagner, both of Washington; two sisters, Beatrice Oaks and Ruth Stall of Danville; 10 grandchildren; and a great grandchild.
Deceased, in addition to his wife, are a son, David Harner Jr.; an infant daughter, Susan Annette Harner; two brothers, Theodore Harner, who died at birth, and William Harner; and two sisters, Virginia Walt and Esther Dunkle.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hummell & Jones Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, Thomas W. Hummell, supervisor, and Douglas M. Jones, director.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no public visitation. A memorial service for Pastor Harner will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 14, in Calvary Temple, 1200 Donnan Avenue, Washington. Messages of condolence may be left at www.hummellandjones.com.
A memorial service for Jo Ann Kler Harner, who died August 27, 2013, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 7, in Calvary Temple, 1200 Donnan Avenue, Washington.
Herman N. Junkins
McGraw Edison retiree
Herman N. “Bud” Junkins, 82, of Washington, died peacefully Tuesday, September 3, 2013, in his home surrounded by his loving daughter and son.
He was born October 5, 1930, a son of the late Herman E. and Catherine Stenger Junkins, formerly of Warwood, W.Va.
Mr. Junkins and his family moved to Washington when he was seven years old. He loved to swim and dive at Washington Park Pool as a young boy.
He took to playing football at a young age. He caught the eye of the track coach while he was in eighth grade and went on to win gold, silver and bronze medals in the PIAA state championships in 1949. He also was a four-year letterman in football and was All-Tri-county halfback during the 1948 and 1949 seasons. Mr. Junkins graduated from Washington High School in 1949.
He also loved playing softball and played semi-professional football for the Washington Generals for many years.
He was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Navy and subsequently served in the U.S. Navy Reserves.
Mr. Junkins was a member of American Legion Post 175 in Washington, Elks 776, Pulaski Club, Polish Club and Slovak Club. He also enjoyed going to the old Arms Club.
He was an avid golfer, loved the Pittsburgh Steelers and adored the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was a true Pirates fan throughout his life.
He had 35 years of service as a general foreman at McGraw Edison Power Systems, Canonsburg.
On June 20, 1951 he married Martha A. Chicone, who died June 26, 2007.
Surviving are a daughter, Becky L. Junkins of Acworth, Ga.; a son, Timothy J. Junkins of Washington; two grandchildren, Nicholas J. Junkins and Sydney M. Junkins of Morgantown, W.Va.; a brother, William Junkins of Avella; two goddaughters, Katherine Barton Porfeli and Caitlyn Louise Cossu; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to his wife and parents, are two sisters, Mary Chunderlik and Elizabeth Rhoades; niece Debbie Storf; and nephew James Barton.
Friends will be received from 4 to 8 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, September 6, in St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church, Washington, with the Rev. Thomas D. O’Neil as celebrant. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery.
A full military rite will be accorded by the U.S. Navy and American Legion Post 175.
The family suggests donations be made to St. Hilary Church or Washington Hospital Hospice.
Condolences may be posted at www.deangelofuneralhome.com.
Helen R. Knesovich
Retired presser enjoyed flower gardening
Helen R. Knesovich, 91, of Brownsville, Centerville Borough, died Monday, September 2, 2013, in Monongahela Valley Hospital.
She was born October 18, 1921, in Stoneboro, a daughter of the late John and Virginia McKinley Kreitner.
Mrs. Knesovich was a 1939 graduate of Centerville High School.
She worked as a presser for Brownsville Sportswear, retiring in 1992 after 21 years of service.
For more than 60 years, she was a member of St. Michael Church of St. Oliver Plunkett Parish, Fredericktown.
She enjoyed flower gardening and taking care of her home.
Her husband, David G. Knesovich, died in 1973.
Surviving are a son, David J. Knesovich Sr. of Imperial: four grandchildren, David J. Knesovich Jr. and Steven, Kevin and Nicole Knesovich; four great-grandchildren, Cassie, Cody, Miranda and Ethan Knesovich; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Riyuji and Yumi Bermudez; a sister, Mary Virginia Neagley of Spring Hill, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, are sister Ann Bernharty and brother-in-law Albert Bernharty.
Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday in John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville, where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 6, with the Rev. Paul Grunebach officiating. Interment will be in Westland Cemetery, Brownsville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Oliver Plunkett Parish, P.O. Box 638, Fredericktown, PA 15333. A guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
A graveside service for Oakley B. Lawson, who died August 27, 2013, formerly of Bentleyville, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, September 6, in Beallsville Cemetery. Arrangements are by Greenlee Funeral Home, Bentleyville.
Lifelong member of St. Oliver Plunkett Parish
Helen (Macina) Machinak, 94, of Waynesburg, formerly of Fredericktown, died Monday, September 2, 2013, in Southwest Regional Medical Center, Waynesburg.
She was born December 29, 1918, in Leechburg, a daughter of the late Adam and Anna Krisovsky Kristopovich.
Mrs. Machinak was a lifelong member of St. Oliver Plunkett Parish, Fredericktown.
She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed storytelling, cooking, gardening, reading, science and nature. She loved music, particularly classical music, and was especially interested in nutrition and environmental issues. She lived a green lifestyle before green was fashionable.
Her husband, John (Macina) Machinak, died in 1996.
Surviving are five children, David Machinak (Evelyn) of Clarksville, Donna Morosky (Kenneth) of Waynesburg, Elaine Posten of Waynesburg, Christopher Machinak of Fredericktown and Dolly Long (David) of Shrewsbury, Mass.; 10 grandchildren, Darla Marie Mylan, Dawn Renee Murray, Stefanie Morosky Kelly, Michelle Ward, John Morosky, James Morosky, Heather Posten, John Posten, Sarah Machinak and Charles Long; four great-grandchildren, Aaron and Molly Mylan and Zachary and Emma Ward; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, are a son, James Machinak; granddaughter Rachel Machinak; six sisters, Stella Armstrong, Verna Passarella, Betty Thornberry, Mary Lawrence, Ann Mickolajczyk and Sophie Packrall; and a brother, Edward Kristy. Mrs. Machinak was the last of her immediate family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 5, in St. Michael Archangel Church of St. Oliver Plunkett Parish, Fredericktown, with Rev. Paul Gruenbach as celebrant. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Humane Society of Greene County, 183 Jefferson Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370.
Greenlee Funeral Home, 42 Bank Street, Fredericktown, is in charge of arrangements.
A guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.greenleefuneralhome.com.
A funeral service for John Moore, who died August 30, 2013, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 4, in Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville.
Anna Cettin Novak
Enjoyed playing bingo and cards
Anna Cettin Novak, 96, of Bobtown, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2013, in her home.
She was born April 16, 1917, in Omaha, Neb., a daughter of the late Martin and Anna Cizel Cettin.
In addition to her parents, deceased are her husband, Andrew “Judge” Novak in 1977, and three brothers, Rudy, Edward and Frank Cettin.
Mrs. Novak had worked for the Company Store in Bobtown and Houze Glass Factory in Point Marion for 30 years.
She was a member of St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church of Bobtown, former member of its Rosary Altar Society, Shannopin Civic Club and Bobtown Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
Surviving are two sons, William Novak and wife Myrna of Carmichaels and Richard Novak and wife Patty of Hickory; nine grandchildren, Carolyn Whollery and husband Dave, Sue Faieta and husband Scott, Richard Novak and wife Jennifer, Cindy Spencer and husband Ken, Dennise Kimberling and husband Kevin, Dave Novak and wife Patty, Leah Daniel and husband Frank, Deborah Dugan and husband Chris, and Doug Novak; three stepgrandchildren, Kelly Sabol and husband Leonard, Chris Sabol, Cindy Demniak and husband Dave; 18 great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; brother John Cettin; three sisters-in-law, Mary Brown and husband Harry, Amelia Novak and Alice Novak; a special friend, Shaun Pegg; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Novak enjoyed playing bingo, cards, going to the casinos and making quilts.
Mrs. Novak was cared for by Dr. Allen Hess and Amedisys Hospice.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Louis E. Rudolph Funeral Home, Thomas B. Rudolph, funeral director/supervisor, 15 Main Street, Point Marion, and until 9:15 a.m. when brief prayers will be said in the funeral home Saturday, September 7, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church, Bobtown, with the Rev. Lawrence V. Holpp as celebrant. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion. Parish vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Joseph A. Prince
Retired bricklayer was lifelong Canonsburg resident
Joseph A. Prince, 76, of Canonsburg, passed away at 9:25 p.m. Monday, September 2, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington, following a brief illness.
He was born May 15, 1937, in Canonsburg, a son of the late Gabor and Mary Betarie Prince.
Mr. Prince lived his entire life in Canonsburg, where he had attended St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church.
Prior to his retirement, he had been employed as a bricklayer for Jessop Steel Corp. and Allegheny Ludlum. He was a member of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 9. He was also a member of White Eagles and GBU clubs in Canonsburg and very much enjoyed his grandchildren and fishing.
On May 30, 1986, he married Marion Linn Ferguson, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Frank J. Prince (Rose Cummings) of Cambridge Springs and Howard J. (Lynette) Ferguson of South Strabane Township; daughter Susan L. Franz (Tim Ulum) of North Strabane Township; two brothers, Gabor (Anita) Prince of Canonsburg and Frank (Ruth) Prince of Florida; two sisters, Bernice (Albert) Monkewicz and Darla (Gary) Olistro, both of Canonsburg; 10 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, are two sisters, Mary Kovalovsky and Donna Lochner.
Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, September 6. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. To view or extend condolences, please visit www.salandrafunerals.com.
Agnes Jean Roberts
Enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren
Agnes Jean “Aggie” Roberts, 84, of Waynesburg, died at 7:14 p.m. Monday, September 2, 2013, in her home, holding her daughter’s hand, after being ill for the past six years.
She was born Monday, March 4, 1929, in Jefferson, a daughter of the late Israel Lee Shriver and Grace Robinson Shriver.
Mrs. Roberts was affiliated with Nazarene Church.
She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4793 Auxiliary of Waynesburg.
Mrs. Roberts had worked for more than 20 years as a cook at the Pennsylvania Livestock Auction in Waynesburg.
She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Her husband, Ulysses G. Roberts Sr., whom she married September 7, 1950, died January 10, 1985.
Surviving are six daughters, Martha Lea Roberts of Waynesburg, Marsha Collette Eddy of Eastview, Anna Darlene Eibling of Payne, Ohio, Peggy Marie Roberts of Waynesburg, Dixie Roberts of Waynesburg and Karen Jean Felgenhauer of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three sons, Ulysses Grant Roberts Jr. of Fountain, Colo., James Allen Roberts Sr. of Waynesburg and Charles Franklin Roberts Sr. of Cokeburg; 26 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Tillie Marie Davis of Jefferson, Grace of Colliers, W.Va., and Stella of Aliquippa; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two daughters, Mable Virginia Eddy and Kathrine Louise Roberts; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two sisters; and a brother.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the time of service, Friday, September 6, in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, with Pastor Cathie Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Cemetery. Information is available at www.milliken-throckmortonfh.com.
Wyatt Stephen Stopperich
Wyatt Stephen Stopperich, five weeks old, of Canonsburg, went to be with the angels Sunday, September 1, 2013.
He was the loving son of Kurt D. Stopperich and Danielle L. Young; brother of Nathan, Conner and Kadie; grandson of Elmer and the late Doris Young; nephew of Janie (Matt), Dave (Trish), Jim, Heather and Chad (Amy). Also surviving are many cousins. Little Wyatt will be deeply missed.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, September 5, in Beinhauer-Bogan Funeral Home, 164 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-5810. Interment will be in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg.
Please view or add tributes at www.beinhauer.com.
Jonathan B. Wehner
Beloved husband, loving father
Jonathan B. Wehner, 32, of Pittsburgh, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes from an unknown heart disease Sunday, September 1, 2013.
He was the beloved husband of Christina Thompson Wehner; loving father of Dylan Wehner; and adored stepfather of Brooklyn Mervis.
Born April 11, 1981, in New Kensington, he was the cherished son of Donna Wehner and William Wehner; dear brother of Jessica (Frank) Lagana; uncle of Francesco, Rocco, Bruno and Domenica Lagana; son-in-law of Mark and Kim Thompson; brother-in-law of Kyle Thompson and Lauren (Chad) Crompton; and uncle of Raelyn and Jordyn Crompton.
Family and friends will be received from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Cremation & Funeral Care by Danielle Andy Belusko, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-260-5546. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 5, in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to Wehner Family Fund, PNC Bank, 3850 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, 724-942-1100. Please view and sign the family’s guest book at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.
William H. Winston
Wright Memorial AME Zion Church member
William H. “Bill” Winston, 84, of Washington, died Thursday, August 29, 2013, in Humbert Lane Health Care Centre, South Strabane Township, after a lengthy illness.
He was born October 15, 1928, in Washington, a son of the late William D. Wise and Caroline Winston.
Mr. Winston was a member of Wright Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in Washington.
He was employed for 37 years at Jessop Steel until his retirement.
Mr. Winston enjoyed taking care of his tropical fish, of which he had many throughout his life.
He was a member of Washington Elks and Fraternal Order of Masons.
Mr. Winston served in the U.S. Army from 1951 until 1953.
Surviving are five children, son William James Winston of Washington and daughters Tawana Winston of Washington, Gloria (Fred) Reio of Florida, Karen Johnson of Georgia and Marian (Burl) Nichols of Canonsburg; three sisters, Laura Henderson of Arizona, Betty Bohanon of Ohio and Wilma E. Wise of Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two grandchildren, Shawna Davis and Michael Reio; five brothers, Nate, Charles, Floyd, Arthur and John Winston; and three sisters, Sara Brown, Alta Liggons and Violoia Vincent.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Wright Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 150 North Lincoln Street, Washington. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 5, in the church with the Rev. Louis Ridgley officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society, 331 South Main Street, Washington, PA 15301. Full military rites will be accorded by American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 and the U.S. Army. All floral arrangements should be delivered to the church Wednesday. Arrangements are entrusted to Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Wilson at East Katherine avenues, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director.
Condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com.