Obituaries Sept. 12

September 11, 2013

Mary Bosare

Additional information was received for the obituary of Mary Borsare, published Wednesday.

Surviving is a sister-in-law, Mary Post of Claysville.

Arlene K. Breiner

1921 – 2013

A pillar of faith in her community and wife of the late Marvin A. Breiner, who died June 4, 1981, Arlene K. Breiner, 92, of Wyomissing, passed away Monday, September 9, 2013, in Consulate Health Care, North Strabane Township.

She was born July 28, 1921, in Schuylkill County, the eldest daughter of the late Guy Schock and Bertha Koch Schoener.

Mrs. Breiner was a 1939 graduate of Tamaqua High School and a 1943 graduate of Kutztown State University.

She worked as a librarian and served in the community of Reading for more than 48 years. She worked as an educator for Boyertown High School, Southern Junior High School, Reading High School and retired in June 1986 from Albright College. After retirement, she continued to work part time in the Albright College library until June 2008.

Mrs. Breiner was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Wyomissing, where she served and worshipped as a daughter of Christ.

Surviving are a son, Don M., husband of Barbara Breiner of Christiana, and a daughter, Rebecca, wife of Satish Jethani of Canonsburg.

Also surviving are five siblings, Betty, wife of Harold Breiner of Maytown, Mae, wife of the late Carl Breiner of Rising Sun, Md., Dwight, husband of Pauline Schoener of Tamaqua, Grace, wife of James Smyth of Carlisle, and Elbert, husband of Lynette Schoener of Camp Hill; four grandchildren, Kimberly, wife of Tom Lundy, Kristen, wife of Jay Batdorf, Kent Breiner and Mariah Jethani; and five great-grandchildren, Meghan Lundy, David Lundy, Lance Batdorf, Cara Grigson and Cassidy Breiner.

A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., the time of service, Saturday, September 14, in Calvary United Methodist Church, 831 North Wyomissing Boulevard, Wyomissing, PA 19610. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Tamaqua.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church or One Mission Society, c/o Smyth 801132, P.O. Box 1648, Monument, CO 80132-1648. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc., West Reading, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be recorded at

William A. Cline Sr.

1950 – 2013

William A. Cline Sr., 62, of Washington, died Tuesday, September 10, 2013, in Kade Health and Rehabilitation Center, Canton Township.

He was born November 29, 1950, in Charleston, W.Va., a son of the late William and Thelma Hatcher Cline.

Mr. Cline worked as a carpenter and mechanic.

He will be sadly missed by two sons, William A. Cline Jr. (Barbara) of Claysville and Tyler Cline of Washington; two daughters, Amber Stevenson of Fremont, Ohio, and Michelle Rose (David) of Aliquippa; a stepson, Bobby Sparks (Gabriela Crispin) of Washington; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Douglas Cline of West Virginia; and two sisters, Faye Knight (David) and Loretta Hunter, both of Romulus, Mich.

Deceased is a daughter, Chastity Cline.

Private services have been entrusted to McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, PA 15342. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at

Rita Barish Dernovsek

Member of St. Barbara Church

Rita Barish Dernovsek, 84, of South Fayette Township, formerly of Canonsburg, peacefully passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013, with her family by her side.

She was the beloved wife of John L. Dernovsek for 62 years; loving mother of John Jay (Kim) Dernovsek of Madison, Ala.; caring grandmother of Laura Dernovsek of Madison; sister of the late Ann Verakis, Caroline Drosdick, Mary Korski, Kathryn Gresko, Thomas Barish, Elsie Kos and Barbara Zylo; and daughter of the late John and Agatha Blaskovich Barish.

Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Dernovsek was a member of St. Barbara Church.

There will be no visitation. Friends are invited for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 14, in St. Barbara Church, Bridgeville. Arrangements are by Beinhauer-Fryer Funeral Home, Bridgeville. Please add or view tributes at

Kamren Lawrence Piatt

Kamren Lawrence Piatt passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013, in Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Pittsburgh.

He was the infant son of Joseph Lawrence Piatt and Kimberly Ann Nixon and brother of Kodie William Harris.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, September 13, in Washington Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Additional information and a guest book are available at

Herman Pierson Sr.

Welder enjoyed hunting and fishing

Herman Pierson Sr., 77, of West Alexander, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013, in Canonsburg General Hospital.

He was born January 29, 1936, in Washington, a son of Beaugard and Mary Tolland Pierson.

Mr. Pierson worked at Tri-State Engineering as an arc welder.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved to watch boxing on television.

On September 17, 1959, he married Gladys Darlene Anderson, who survives.

Also surviving are a son, Herman (Pam) Pierson Jr. of Houston; a sister, Betty Bird of Washington; four grandchildren, Amy and Jimmy Nixon and Rikki D. and Chase Pierson; and two great-grandchildren, Alayna Whewell and Aiden Pierson.

Deceased are a daughter, Barbara Jo Pierson; four brothers, Gardy, Jim, Cliff and Fred Pierson; and six sisters, Edith Smith, Rosa Kenimond, Goldie Durbin, Mary E. Bilby, Bertie Moritz and Jean Lindley.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 14. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. Additional information and a guest book are available at

Rose Potenzini

Rose Potenzini, 85 of, Steubenville, Ohio, died Tuesday, September 10, 2013, in Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Boulevard, Steubenville. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.

Darryle Lynn Schramm

Active in Waynesburg Eagles Club

Darryle Lynn Schramm, 66, of Waynesburg, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013, in her home.

She was born February 4, 1947, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Charles Frederick Schreiber Sr. and Dorothy May Trask.

Her husband, Bobby A. Schramm, died September 29, 2010.

Mrs. Schramm was a former resident of Cumberland, Md., and Wiley Ford, W.Va. She moved to Waynesburg in 1972.

She was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 598 in Waynesburg, where she had served as chaplain and inside guard.

Mrs. Schramm was Lutheran.

She enjoyed word puzzles and television police dramas. She was an animal lover and her nickname was “Camo.”

Surviving are a daughter, Robin L. Schramm of Waynesburg; a sister, Nancy Loraine Wilson of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are two brothers, Charles Frederick Schreiber Jr. and Dennis N. Schreiber.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 15, in Waynesburg Eagles Club, 58 West High Street, Waynesburg. Casual dress is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 182 West High Street, Waynesburg. Condolences may be offered at



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