Obituaries Sept. 10

September 9, 2013

Charles W. Algeo

Loved helping out at Rusty’s Towing

Charles W. Algeo, 74, of Washington, died Sunday, September 8, 2013, in Donnell House.

He was born June 16, 1939, in Canonsburg, a son of the late Sam Algeo and Ethel McVay.

Mr. Algeo enjoyed grass cutting and working outdoors.

He loved to spend time at Rusty’s Towing and often helped out around the garage.

Mr. Algeo had been a resident in both Christopher’s and, more recently, Kosek’s personal care homes.

Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m., the time of services, Thursday, September 12, in William G. Neal Funeral Home Ltd., 925 Allison Ave., Washington.

Burial will follow at a later date in Oak Spring Cemetery.

Additional information and guest book available at

Rhonda Lynn Bassich


Rhonda Lynn Bassich, 50, of Bentleyville, died Sunday afternoon, September 8, 2013, in Washington Hospital.

She was born April 26, 1963, in North Charleroi, a daughter of the late Ronald DeMoss and LaVerne McFeely.

Mrs. Bassich attended Charleroi schools.

On July 11, 1979, in Belle Vernon, she married Timothy Bassich, who survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Rebecca Bassich, Leanna Bassich and Sarah Bassich, all of Bentleyville; three grandchildren, Lilah Platts, Bobby and Timmy Lilley; a sister, Tina McFeely of Virginia; and two brothers, Jason Palm of Pittsburgh and Teddy Shade of Detroit, Mich.

Friends are welcome to attend a service at 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, with the Rev. Paul Peternel officiating in Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, 724-239-2255. Visitation with the family will follow the service until 7 p.m. Visit to leave a condolence message and share photos. In lieu of flowers, contributions on behalf of the family can be made to Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home.

Adeline R. Michael Clarchick

Adeline R. Michael Clarchick, 83, of Carmichaels, died Monday, September 9, 2013, in her home.

Friends will be received Wednesday in Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels.

A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.

Charles Hudak

Owner of Keystone Landscaping

Charles “Karl” Hudak, 86, of Castle Shannon, passed away with his family by his side Saturday, September 7, 2013.

Born August 22, 1927 in Castle Shannon, he is a loving son of Charles and Elizabeth Otter Hudak.

He was the loving brother of Martha Hannah; and adored uncle of Sherry (Frank) Strnisa, David (Evelyn) Hannah and Jeffrey Hannah. Also surviving are many great-nephews, a great-niece and a great-great-niece.

He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt.

Mr. Hudak was the owner of Keystone Landscaping in Peters Township.

He had a passion for painting and was a true artist. Most of all, he had an extreme love for animals.

Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Cremation & Funeral Care by Danielle Andy Belusko, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray. A service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, September 12, in the funeral home. Interment will follow in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Washington Area Humane Society, 1527 Route 136, Eighty Four, PA 15330. Arrangements have been entrusted to Cremation & Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-260-5546. Please view and sign the family’s guest book at

William Jones

Enjoyed working with computers

William Jones, 47, of Washington, formerly of Eighty Four and Prosperity, passed away unexpectedly in his home Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

He was born September 2, 1966, in Washington, a son of John and Betty A. Smagner Jones of Port St. Lucy, Fla.

Mr. Jones was a graduate of Ringgold High School and attended Computer Tech. He enjoyed working with computers.

Also surviving, in addition to his parents, are a sister, Kathleen Beatty of Port St. Lucy, and wife Kristine M. Thompson Jones of Belle Vernon.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no visitation and services and burial will be private. To view or extend condolences, please visit

Betty Levers

Washington resident

Betty Levers, 85, of Washington, formerly of Meadow Lands, died Monday, September 9, 2013, in Canonsburg Hospital.

She was born October 10, 1927, in Washington, a daughter of the late Stewart and Sarah Hawkins Riggans.

Mrs. Levers was, at one time, a waitress at Hollywood Barbeque, and was also a homemaker.

She was a member and Past Noble Grand Matron and Past Worthy Matron of Lady Hogue Rebekah Lodge 102 O.E.S.

On February 14, 1948, in Washington, she married Robert O. Levers, who died March 6, 2007.

Surviving are two sons, Robert E. Levers of Bentleyville and John S. Levers of Washington; a daughter, Darlene Kay (Gerald) Patterson of Houston; three grandsons, Brandon and Shawn (Heather) Buckles and Josh Levers; and three great-grandchildren, Anita Levers and Jacob and Emma Buckles.

Deceased are a brother, Clarence Riggans, and three sisters, Ruth Mayles, Nellie Wolford and Clara Fraley.

Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 12. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. Condolences may be expressed and pictures uploaded to Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor, and Lawrence K. Donovan, funeral director.

Cynthia A. Sager Ellis Myzak

Enjoyed traveling and riding motorcycles

Cynthia A. Sager Ellis Myzak, 52, of Washington, formerly of Greensburg, lost her battle with lung cancer Sunday, September 8, 2013.

She was born August 2, 1961, in Greensburg, a daughter of Mary Jo (Ralph “Boxer”) Zediker of Bethesda, Ohio, and Timothy P. (Nora “Sam”) Sager of New Stanton.

Mrs. Myzak was employed as a certified nursing assistant at Washington Hospital for 18 years and was an active member of the union.

To everyone that knew her, she was a kind and compassionate individual who would do anything for anyone.

She enjoyed traveling and riding motorcycles, planting flowers, keeping a clean house, spending time with friends and family, doing yard work and was consequently given the nickname “farm boss” by her husband.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Michael R. Myzak, whom she married June 8, 2013, and considered herself fortunate to spend the past eight years with; grandmother Alda C. Sager of Youngwood; four brothers, Timothy Sager of Mt. Pleasant, Mark Sager of Ohio, Todd (Laura) Sager of Youngwood and Keith Zediker of Ohio; a sister, Tracey Zediker of Ohio; a daughter, Rischelle (Joshua) Shaw of Erie; a son, Gregory Bayless Jr. of Washington; and granddaughter Zoe Shaw of Erie.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in William G. Neal Funeral Home, 925 Allison Ave., Washington, and 9 to 11 a.m., the time of services, Wednesday, September 11, in C. Richard McCauley Funeral Home, 101 S. Fourth St., Youngwood, with the Rev. Susan Petritis officiating. Interment will follow in Harrold Zion Lutheran Cemetery, 671 Baltzer Meyer Pike, Greensburg. Additional information and guest book are available at

Rocco Nardozzo

Korean War veteran

Rocco Nardozzo, 82, of Munhall, died Saturday, September 7, 2013.

He was a son of the late Donato and Teresa Galucci Nardozzo; beloved husband of 44 years of the late Diana Stachelski Nardozzo; loving father of Terri (Chuck) Redpath, Dan Nardozzo, Laura (Tom) Spernak and Greg (Tracy) Nardozzo; brother of two siblings who died in childhood; grandfather of Justin (Bonnie) Redpath, Brian Redpath, Katie Redpath, Bennet Spernak, Jillian Spernak, Leah Nardozzo and Rocco Nardozzo; and several dear friends and neighbors.

Also surviving is his beloved canine friend Scout.

Mr. Nardozzo was an U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He worked two full-time jobs to support his family as an expeditor for J & L Steel Works and as a postal clerk with the U.S. Postal Service for over 50 years, and was proud that he had the most seniority at that facility.

He was the most wonderful father and family man, who dedicated his life to his family and was most happy when they were all together at the beach. He will be missed dearly. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in Savolskis - Wasik - Glenn Funeral Home Inc., 3501 Main Street, Munhall. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 12, in St. Therese of Lisieux Church, Munhall, followed by graveside services in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations in his name to the Autism Society of Pittsburgh.

Martha Rozanc

Lived most of her life in Houston

Martha Rozanc, 96, of the Glencannon neighborhood of North Strabane Township, formerly of Houston, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2013, in the home of her granddaughter, with her loving family by her side.

She was born March 2, 1917, in Southview, a daughter of the late John and Martha Chalky Skintek.

Mrs. Rozanc lived most of her life in Houston and was a member of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, Meadow Lands and their Christian Mothers and Guild.

She had been a seamstress, tap dancer, artist and nurses assistant throughout her life.

On August 22, 1936, she married Joseph Louis Rozanc Jr., who passed away April 4, 1976.

Surviving are a daughter, Carole Davis and son, Robert (Jean) Rozanc, both of Canonsburg; 12 grandchildren, Mary Ann Chadwick, with whom she made her home, Theresa Schneider, Carole Tomsic, Joe Rozanc, Michael Rozanc, Robert Jr., Alan, Larry, Daniel, David, Tiffaney and Wayne Davis; 28 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was last of her immediate family.

Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, are a son, Joseph Rozanc III; sister, Anne Zurman and two brothers, John and Pete Skintek.

Friends are welcome from 4 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 held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, September 12. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, Meadow Lands, with the Rev. D’Amico as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cecil. To view or extend condolences, please visit

William E. Smearcheck

William E. Smearcheck, 87, of Nemacolin, died Monday, September 9, 2013.

Friends will be received Wednesday in Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels.

A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.



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