Obituaries Sept. 13

September 12, 2013

Gene A. Day

Gene A. Day, 76, of Rogersville, died Thursday, September 12, 2013, in Golden Living Center in Waynesburg.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 182 West High St., Waynesburg. A complete obituary and arrangements will be published in a later edition.

Rita Barish Dernovsek

Member of St. Barbara Church, Bridgeville

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

Virginia P. Mooney

Member of Mt. Pleasant Church enjoyed sewing

Virginia P. Mooney, 85, of Waynesburg, died Monday, September 9, 2013, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.

She was born August 14, 1928, in Waynesburg, a daughter of the late Jesse L. and Lucy John Pitcock.

Mrs. Mooney was a 1947 graduate of Waynesburg High School.

On August 21, 1947, she married Robert H. Mooney, who died July 24, 2004.

She was a lifelong resident of the Waynesburg area. She worked in the Greene County Property Assessment Office, the Fashion Shop and Wayne Lumber Co., all in Waynesburg.

Mrs. Mooney was a member of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church and Whiteley Township Society of Farm Women.

She enjoyed sewing and baking bread and pies.

Surviving are two daughters, Carol (Ralph) Adamson of Brave and Althea (Terry) Taggart of Waynesburg; a son, Robert H. (Helen) Mooney Jr. of Waynesburg; six grandchildren, Scott (Jennifer) Adamson, Shawn Adamson, Heath (Sabrina) Taggart, Bree (Curt) Stockdale, Mathia Mooney and Cassie (Jared) Edgreen; nine great-grandchildren, Ian, Ambrose and Aydan Adamson, Rylee and Coleman Stockdale, Brayden and Mylah Taggart, and Emma and Caley Mooney; three sisters, Edith (Richard) VanCleve of Cypress, Texas, Kathleen (Glenn) Decker of Great Falls, Mont., and Thelma “Jackie” Thomas of Fredericksburg, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

Deceased is a sister, Goldie Bellotti.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 182 West High Street, Waynesburg, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 17, with the Rev. Kathy K. Higgins officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church, Waynesburg, or a favorite charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be offered at

Mary Y. Nyerges

Mary Y. Nyerges, 89, of Warrenton, Va., formerly of Mt. Morris, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2013, in her home.

Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Mt. Morris, are in charge of arrangements. Information will be published in a later edition.

Rose Longo Potenzini

Steubenville, Ohio, resident

Rose Longo Potenzini, 85, of Steubenville, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013, in Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville, with her loving family by her side.

She was born February 15, 1928, in Burgettstown, a daughter of the late James and Vincenza Battaglia Longo.

Mrs. Potenzini was preceded in death by her husband, Dominic Potenzini; a brother, Anthony Longo; and a sister-in-law, Sue Avoli Longo.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Steubenville, and its St. Francis Society and Catholic Women’s Club.

Mr. Potenzini was retired from The(Steubenville) Herald Star. She was active in her circle of card-playing friends.

Surviving are sons Dominic A. (Linda) Potenzini of Boca Raton, Fla., and James A. Potenzini of Steubenville; daughter Virginia “Ginny Ann” Delaney of Cave Creek, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Luke and Noelle Potenzini, Jimmy Joe and Jayson Paul (Erin) Potenzini and Dana Rose and Liam Dominic Delaney; great-grandson Dominic; and many loved nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Boulevard, Steubenville. A funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 14, in Holy Family Catholic Church, with Monsignor Gerald Calovini as celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Steubenville. There will be a vigil service at 3:45 p.m. Friday. Offer condolences at

Edwin Shultz

St. Alphonsus R.C. Church member and steelworker

Edwin Shultz, 76, of Bulger, died Thursday, September 12, 2013, in Weirton (W.Va.) Medical Center.

He was born September 17, 1936, in Imperial, a son of the late Louis Albert and Beatrice Inaz Bolind Shultz.

Mr. Shultz was a steelworker at LTV in Aliquippa and J&L Steel Mill.

He was a member of St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, McDonald.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Roseann Parenti Shultz; children L. Edwin (Carrie) Shultz of Joffre, Rosetta (David) McConaghy of South Fayette and Cheri Shultz of Burgettstown; grandchildren Martin Shultz and Jessica Scalise; and a great-grandchild, Brendon Shultz.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Anna Danielle Shultz.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Thomas-Little Funeral Service Inc., 314 West Lincoln Avenue, McDonald, 724-926-2800. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, September 16, in St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, 219 West Lincoln Avenue, McDonald. Interment will follow in Candor Cemetery, Bulger. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Please sign the guest book at

John E. Weaver

Longtime employee of Naval Oceanographic

John E. Weaver, 61, of Washington, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013, in Washington Hospital, following an illness.

He was a son of the late Jay and Mary Weaver; a brother to Marsha W. Marasco and Richard J. Weaver; and an uncle to several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Weaver was a longtime employee of Naval Oceanographic, Stennis Air Force Base, Miss.

Visitation and services will be held at a time to be announced Saturday, September 14, in William N. Rupert Mortuary Inc., 430 Mendenhall Avenue, Knox, PA 16232. Additional details regarding services can be found on the funeral home website at, where condolences to his family are being accepted at this time. 

Lucille May Wilson

Willing to lend a hand and her heart

Lucille May Wilson, 58, of Canonsburg, passed away unexpectedly at 10:32 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2013, in UPMC-Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh, with her loving family by her side.

She was born May 8, 1955, in Canonsburg, a daughter of the late Katherine Sandella English.

Mrs. Wilson lived her entire life in Canonsburg. She was a homemaker and a member of Good News Fellowship in Canonsburg.

She leaves behind many friends and was loved by all. She enjoyed being with her family, children and grandchildren and was always willing to lend a hand and her heart.

On June 16, 2007, she married Frank L. Wilson Jr., who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Tera Nelson of Canonsburg; a son, Daniel (Jenn) Staley of Muse; three beloved grandchildren, Arianna and Xavier Nelson and Antonio (AJ) Staley; a sister, Shirley (John) Vasko; two brothers, Charles (Patty) English Jr. and Wayne English, both of Canonsburg; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 p.m., the time of services, Saturday, September 14, in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120. Following the 4 p.m. service with pastor Phil Pace officiating, all attending are invited to a repast wake and fellowship. To view or extend condolences, please visit



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