Obituaries Sept. 11
Published Sep 10, 2013 at 10:57 pm (Updated Sep 10, 2013 at 10:57 pm)
Dora Dusenberry Barb
Teacher in Southeastern Greene School District
Dora Dusenberry Barb, 88, of Greensboro (Mapletown), died at 7:02 a.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2013, in her home.
She was born August 3, 1925, in Mapletown, a daughter of the late Harry Hastings and Susie Wilson Dusenberry.
Mrs. Barb was a 1943 graduate of Mapletown High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Waynesburg College in 1947. She resided in Mapletown all of her life, where she was a lifelong-member of Mapletown United Methodist Church. Mrs. Barb served as treasurer for the United Methodist Women for many years.
She taught school in Brownsville High School, Point Marion Junior High School and Southeastern Greene School District until her retirement. She was a member of the former Emerald Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Waynesburg, a member of the National Society Of The Daughters of the American Revolution, Waynesburg, and a member of the Auxiliary of the Gideons International in Greene County. For many years, Mrs. Barb and her husband delivered daffodils for the American Cancer Society.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. On June 11, 1948, she married H. Miller Barb, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Holly B. Stevenson and her husband, Gary, and Joy B. Born and her husband, Robert, all of Greensboro; seven grandchildren, Brian Stevenson, Sara Parker and her husband, Bill, Erin Stevenson, Walter Born, Amanda Adkins and her husband, Kris, Jeremy Born and Dale Born; four great-grandchildren, Christopher, Brayden, Matthew and Kara; and nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are welcome from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4:30 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Yoskovich Funeral Home, 724-966-5500, Martin J. Yoskovich, funeral director, 300 South Vine Street (Route 88), Carmichaels. Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of service, Friday, September 13, in Mapletown United Methodist Church, Greensboro. The Rev. John W. Hodge and the Rev. Kenneth A. Haines will officiate. Interment will follow in Monongahela Hill Cemetery, Mapletown. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either Mapletown United Methodist Church, 926 Mapletown Road, Greensboro, PA 15338 or Gideons International. For additional information and to sign the guest book, please visit www.YoskovichFH.com.
Mary Earline Post Borsare
Member of Elm Grove U.M. Church
Mary Earline Post Borsare, 85, of Valley Grove, W.Va., formerly of Claysville and Lantana, Fla., died Monday, September 9, 2013, following a two-year illness.
She was born January 15, 1928, in Washington, a daughter of Samuel E. Post Sr. and Mary Nellie Canan Post.
Mrs. Borsare was employed for 22 years at Bell South Telephone Co. and retired in 1988. She also worked as a clerk at W.T. Grants Store in Florida for 16 years.
She was a member of Elm Grove United Methodist Church and National Association of Retired Federal Employees, The Pioneer of America.
Mrs. Borsare crocheted bandages and knitted liners for soldier’s helmets in Afghanistan. She also made bears for children in homes and hospitals and ditty bags for the VA hospitals.
In July 1972, she married Colie Borsare, who died October 12, 1992.
Surviving are a brother, Samuel E. Post Jr. of Claysville; three sisters, Nellie Marie Snyder of Washington, JoAnn Lilley of West Alexander, Jean (John) McCollough of Claysville; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased is a infant son, to her first husband Frank Eastham, who is also deceased.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no public visitation. Arrangements are being handled by William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Ave., Washington. Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Paula Y. Brumley
Paula Y. Brumley, 67, of Greensburg, died Monday, September 9, 2013, in Weatherwood Manor.
She was born October 28, 1945, in Bellevue, a daughter of the late Dorothy Wilson Ganoe.
Mrs. Brumley was the wife of Coleman L. Brumley Sr.
In addition to her parents, deceased are her husband; infant daughter, Terry Matthews; and a brother, William “Hawk” Hanlan.
Surviving are four children, Michael Matthews of Cleveland, Ohio, David Matthews of Dallas, Texas, Jeff Wilson of Cambridge, Ohio, and Coleman L. Brumley Jr. and wife Sheila of Greensburg; five grandchildren, Nicole, Jake, Jeffrey, Tyler and Ally; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Howard “Butch” Wilson and wife Patty of Cambridge; three nieces and a nephew.
Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate her life from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Clement L. Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., 409 West Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, 724-837-0020. Services and interment will be held Monday, September 16, in Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
The family appreciates the compassionate care Weatherwood Manor and Excela Hospice took of Mrs. Brumley.
The family has entrusted her care to Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., Greensburg. To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences or for directions, please visit www.pantalone.com, Natale N. Pantalone, supervisor.
Adeline R. Michael Clarchick
Retired Carmichaels school teacher
Adeline R. Michael Clarchick, 83, of Carmichaels, died Monday, September 9, 2013, in her home.
Mrs. Clarchick was born March 24, 1930, in Thomas, W.Va., a daughter of the late Thomas and Amelia Joseph Michael.
On June 30, 1962, she married John R. Clarchick, who survives.
Also surviving are three children, John Clarchick of Carmichaels, Michael Clarchick of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Mary (Dean) Silverthorn of Carmichaels; seven grandchildren, Michael Ryan Haller, Rachael, Stephanie, and Patrick Pratt, Pauline, Heather, and Victoria Clarchick; three great-grandchildren, Lillian, Mya and Gracelyn Pratt; two brothers, Charles Michael, Thomas (Barbara) Michael; and two sisters, Jenny Murphy and Amy (Duke) George.
Deceased are two sisters, Sally Carom and Mary Hanna, and a brother, Joseph Michael.
Mrs. Clarchick was a graduate of Seton Hill College and Case Western Reserve University.
She was a teacher at the former St. Joseph Catholic School, Uniontown, and retired from the Carmichaels Area School District.
Mrs. Clarchick was a former member of St. George Maronite Church, Uniontown, and had recently been made a member of the Order of St. Sharbel.
She was a member of St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church, Carmichaels, and Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Myrtle Beach, S.C. She was a member of the Altar Rosary Society at St. Hugh. For many years, Mr. and Mrs. Clarchick sold religious articles at St. Hugh in support of the CCD Classes.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, 724-966-5100, Paul M. Lesako, funeral director/supervisor. A Prayer Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 12, in the funeral home Chapel followed by a Mass at 11:30 a.m. in St. Hugh Church, Carmichaels, with the Rev. John Bauer, Celebrant.
Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Hugh CCD Fund, 408 Rt. 88 Rd., Carmichaels, Pa. 15320. Obituary available at www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com.
John M. Dzurino
Avid Pittsburgh sports fan
John M. Dzurino, 89, of Washington, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013, in Hawthorne Woods, South Strabane Township. He battled Alzheimer’s disease and dementia for the last decade of his life.
He was born June 24, 1924, in Washington, a son of the late Michael and Mary Chuey Dzurino, who were originally of Muse.
Mr. Dzurino was a member of Immaculate Conception Church of Washington.
He is a 1943 graduate of Cecil High School.
After high school, he moved to California to work in the shipbuilding yards during World War II. He subsequently returned to Muse and started his career as a plumber. Later, he was primarily a steamfitter for the majority of his working life. Starting in 1950, he worked for Bruno Plumbing and Heating and also for Chapman Corp., both of Washington, until 1992. Following his retirement in 1992, he owned and operated Dzurino Heating & Plumbing.
Mr. Dzurino has been a member of Steamfitters Local 449 for more than 50 years and also a member of Lone Pine Golf Club. He was a member of the Nemacolin bowling league and enjoyed snow skiing, in addition to bowling and golfing.
He was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, initially following the Pirates and later the Steelers and Penguins as a season ticket holder for many years.
On April 7, 1956, in Washington, he married Amber Sossong, originally of Bridgeville. They made their home in Washington for the 57 years they were married and raised three sons.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are are three sons, John C. (Lori) Dzurino of Washington, Robin G. (Brenda) Dzurino of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Gary E. (Dawn) Dzurino of Washington; four grandsons, Jonathan, Brandon, Jacob and Elijah Dzurino; three brothers, George Dzurino of Canonsburg, Michael Dzurino of Washington and Robert Dzurino of Canonsburg; a sister, Rebecca Nackoul of Florida; along with several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Deceased is a sister, Mary Krashna.
Friends will be received from noon to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington. A funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 14, in Immaculate Conception Church, 119 West Chestnut St., Washington, with Father William Feeney as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery and Mausoleums of McMurray. The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org or Immaculate Conception Church, www.icwashpa.org. Condolences may be expressed at www.familyremembers.com. Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor and Lawrence K. Donovan, funeral director.
David R. Harner
A memorial service for Pastor David R. Harner, who died September 2, 2013, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 14, in Calvary Temple, 1200 Donnan Ave., Washington.
Corrected information was received for Betty Levers, published Tuesday. Surviving is a great-grandson, Brandon Buckles.
Gina Caruso Lewis
Gina Caruso Lewis, 43, of Follansbee, W.Va., passed away Monday, September 9, 2013, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, with her loving family at her side.
She was born June 28, 1970, in Steubenville, Ohio, a daughter of Joe and Candida Santoro Caruso of Follansbee.
Ms. Lewis was a demo supervisor at Sam’s Club with Advantage Sales and Marketing. Many will remember her for her full-of-life personality and her abundance of smiles.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Francesco and Carolina Caruso and maternal grandparents, Francesco and Adeline Santoro.
In addition to her parents, surviving are her loving children, Scott (Rachel) Swiger of Wellsburg, W.Va,. and Krista (fiancé Cody Stonesifer) Swiger of Washington; three cherished grandchildren, Bella, Sophie and Olivia Swiger of Wellsburg; five devoted siblings, Lena Caruso of Follansbee, Mena (Phil) Johnson of Colliers, W.Va., Frank (Lisa) Caruso of Wellsburg, Maria (Rick) Drennan of Weirton, W.Va., and JoAnna (John) Ortitay of Avella; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 10 to 11 a.m., the time of service, Friday, September 13, in James Funeral Home, 1245 Main Street, Follansbee, (304) 527-1717, with Pastor Randy Frederick, officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Follansbee. Please add or view condolences at www.chambersandjames.com.
U.S. Air Force veteran
John Murray McCracken, 78, of Panama City Beach, Fla., died August 19, 2013, in Gulf Medical Center, Panama City Beach, from an accidental fall.
He was born September 14, 1934, in Cameron, W.Va., a son of the late Murray Wood McCracken and Shirley McCardle McCracken Bongiorni.
Mr. McCracken graduated from Washington High School in 1953. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran with the First Cam Squadron and recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal.
He relocated to Panama City Beach in 1981, where he retired from Panama City Beach Public Works.
Surviving are sons Mark Murray of Indiana, Pa., and Kevin James McCracken of Florida; three grandchildren; a brother, Bill (Joyce) McCracken of Washington and a sister, Mary Ann Bongiorni (Jim) Gerard of Bethel Park.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, are his first wife and mother of his children, “Toots” Fanase, and stepfather James Bongiorni.
Family and friends are welcome to attend a memorial service in celebration of his life at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 14, with the Rev. Roger Raymond Fischer officiating in Washington Cemetery Chapel, 498 Park Avenue, Washington. Inurnment will follow in Washington Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Legacy Cremation Services of Panama City.
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, Bennett 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 more than 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.
Korean War vet enjoyed picnics, barbecues
Frank “Sam” Palovich, 82, of Cokeburg, died Monday, September 9, 2013, in his home.
He was born December 13, 1931, in Wendall, a son of the late Nicholas and Mildred “Minnie” Rudniski Palovich.
Mr. Palovich was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. For his service, he received the National Defense Service Medal.
He worked for Bethlehem Mines Corp., Mine No. 60, Eighty Four for 38 years until his retirement.
He was a member of Cokeburg Presbyterian Church, United Mine Workers of America Local No. 1197, Croation Fraternal Union of America Lodge No. 354, a 50-year member of Cokeburg Moose and a former president and member of Cokeburg Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. Palovich enjoyed gardening, hunting, picnics and barbecues at home and he especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Pelin Palovich; two brothers, Steve (Joan) Palovich and Louis Palovich, both of Cokeburg; two brothers-in-law, Dick (Peppi) Berardinelli of Cokeburg and Mick (Fran) Delfine of Baden; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, are four sisters, Stella Maser, Mary Henry, Angeline Hudock and Mildred “Mitsy” Palovich; and two brothers, Peter and Mike Palovich.
Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 13. Interment will be in Beallsville Cemetery, Beallsville. Full military rites will be accorded graveside by Hancock-McCune-Horne American Legion Post No. 705, Centerville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cokeburg Presbyterian Church, 104 Washington Street, Cokeburg, PA 15324. Online guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
A celebration of life service for William Joseph “Willie,” “Bronco Bill,” “Big Bill,” Quinn, who died Thursday, August 15, 2013, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 14, in Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills, 1240 Washington Rd., Pittsburgh.
Fondly known as “Nana” to her grandchildren
Della Ciappa Radomile, 90, of Van Voorhis, died Tuesday morning, September 10, 2013, in Justine’s Personal Care Home, Allenport.
She was born August 22, 1923, in Fallowfield Township, a daughter of Enrico and Nunzia Antonucci Ciappa.
Mrs. Radomile was a member of Ave Maria Parish, Bentleyville.
For 66 years, she was the devoted wife of Lewis Radomile, who died September 19, 2012. They were married April 26, 1947.
Her greatest joy was her family. She loved cooking Sunday dinner and having her family around her. She was the heart of the family.
She was fondly known as “Nana” to her grandchildren.
Surviving are three children, Nancy Radomile of Van Voorhis, Michael (Deborah) Radomile of Erie and Thomas (Lisa) Radomile of Charleroi; 10 grandchildren, Camille, Kate, Natalie, Lewis III, David, Christopher, Melissa, Ethan, Caleb and Denver; six great-grandchildren, Zoey, Riley Josephine, Madyson, Abigail, Michael and Emalee; sister Helen C. Davis of Charleroi; daughter-in-law Jeannie L. Radomile of Van Voorhis; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two sons, Lewis A. Radomile Jr. and infant Tom; sisters, Emma E. Bell and two who died in infancy; brothers, Nick Ciappa and two who died in infancy.
Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, 724-239-2255, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, September 13, followed at 10 a.m. by Mass of Christian Burial in Ave Maria Church, Bentleyville, with the Rev. Edward L. Yuhas as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Washington County Food Bank, 1020 Route 519, Eighty Four, PA 15330 or Washington City Mission, 84 West Wheeling St., Washington, PA 15301. Visit www.thompson-marodi.com to leave a condolence message, order flowers and share photos.
William E. Smearcheck
Retired coal miner was Penn State football fan
William E. Smearcheck, 87, of Nemacolin, died September 9, 2013, in Point Manor Personal Care Home, Point Marion.
Mr. Smearcheck was born April 7, 1926, in Nemacolin, a son of the late Edward and Katherine Wisnieski Smearcheck.
On August 25, 1951, Mr. Smearcheck married Florence Bogacik Smearcheck, who survives.
Also surviving are three children, Richard (Debra) Smearcheck of North Canton, Ohio, William (Maureen) Smearcheck Jr. of Nemacolin and Renee (Robert) Bosco of Waynesburg; eight grandchildren, Mark (Dylan) Smearcheck, Jeffrey Smearcheck, Matthew Smearcheck, Sara (Jeremy) Snyder, Meghan (Jeremy) Ricciuti, William Smearcheck III, Laura (Jeffrey) Coss, Robert (Alicia) Bosco Jr.; nine great-grandchildren, Benjamin Smearcheck, Lauren Rudinsky, Owen and Aiden Snyder, Jack and Nate Ricciuti, Kristen and Brett Coss, Wesley Bosco; a brother, Richard “Butch” Smearcheck; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two sisters, Cecilia Logan and Josephine Caputo; and three brothers, Thomas, Edward “Rusty” and Marion Smearcheck.
Mr. Smearcheck served his country in World War II in the U.S. Navy.
He was a retired coal miner from Gateway Mine and a member of the United Mine Workers of America.
Mr. Smearcheck was a member of Our Lady of Consolation Church in Nemacolin. He served as an usher and on the parish council.
He was a life member of Nemacolin Volunteer Fire Department, Masontown Veterans of Foreign Wars and Legion. He served on the Nemacolin playground committee and the miners’ monument committee for the I-79 monument at Mt. Morris.
Mr. Smearcheck was a loyal fan of Penn State football and for years worked as an usher at games in State College.
Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Paul M. Lesako, funeral director/supervisor, where prayer service will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, September 12, followed by a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of Consolation Church, Nemacolin. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park Mausoleum. Parish wake service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Full military rites will be accorded by Masontown Veterans of Foreign Wars and Legion. View the obituary at www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com .
Charlotte U. Smith
Charlotte U. Smith, 85, formally of Prosperity, passed away in her home in Rockport, Mass. on June 29, 2013.
A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, September 14, on her family farm in Prosperity, All friends are welcome to attend.
Frank Albert Tulock
Head mechanic at Steubenville Pike Auto
Frank Albert Tulock, 36, of Washington, died Sunday, September 8, 2013.
He was born April 7, 1977, in Washington, a son of Frank Tulock Jr. and Ruth Donley Tulock of Washington.
Mr. Tulock was a graduate of Trinity High School and attended Rosedale Tech.
He was the head mechanic at Steubenville Pike Auto.
Mr. Tulock enjoyed spending time with his children, fishing, riding four-wheelers and watching football, especially the Steelers.
He was Baptist.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his companion, Tiffani Merrill; a son, Brennen Tulock; a stepson, Joey Garrett; a stepdaughter, Mya Garrett, all of Weirton, W.Va.; a sister, Brandi Tulock (fiancé David Charlesworth) of Wellsburg, W.Va.; maternal grandmother, Rose Wilhoft Donley of Washington; and a niece, Lacey Charlesworth.
Deceased are his maternal grandfather, Albert Donley Sr., and his paternal grandparents, Frank Tulock Sr. and Freda Yater Tulock.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in William G. Neal Funeral Home Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, September 13. Private burial will be held in Washington Cemetery. The family suggests donations to www.FuneralBill.com. Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.