Obituaries Sept. 20

September 19, 2013

John William Bedillion Jr.

Local truck driver enjoyed camping

John William “Bill” Bedillion Jr., 71, of Washington, died Tuesday, September 17, 2013, in Washington Hospital, following a short illness.

He was born May 14, 1942, in Washington, a son of the late John William Bedillion Sr. and Betty Lee Conner Bedillion.

Mr. Bedillion was a local truck driver for Sam Cohen and Son for 20 years, McLean Trucking for 15 years and Suwak.

He enjoyed camping at Bells Lake with his sons, NASCAR, the outdoors and gardening.

On August 6, 1960, he married Nancy Ellen Jones, who survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Michael and Lynn Bedillion, married for 30 years, of Washington, Timothy and Judi Bedillion, married for 22 years, of Oakdale, and Tommy and Charlene Bedillion, married for 22 years, of Washington; three daughters, Tammy and Nick Morabito, married for 27 years, of Ona, W.Va., Tina and Hank Ehnert, married for 16 years, of Washington, and Pamela and Jim Masteller, married for 18 years, of West Alexander; a brother, Kenneth Bedillion of Washington; a sister, Shirley Wise of Washington; 14 grandchildren, Amanda Sickles, Mitchell Bedillion, Giuseppe, Christina, Alyssa and Brianna Morabito, Jordan Lawrence, Shauna Bedillion, Trenton, Bevin and Ty Bedillion and Nathan, Sarah and Emily Masteller.

At the request of the deceased, all services will be private. Arrangements are being handled by William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington.

Memorial contributions may be made to Washington City Mission, 84 West Wheeling Street, Washington, PA 15301. Additional information and a guest book are available at

James Emory Butcho

James Emory Butcho, 88, of Rivesville, W.Va., died Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

Visitation: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in Yoskovich Funeral Home, Carmichaels; Mass at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, September 21, in St. Hugh Church, Carmichaels.

Rose M. Casarcia

“Little Joe’s Aunt”

Rose M. Casarcia, 91, of Canonsburg, passed away peacefully at 4:15 a.m. Thursday, September 19, 2013, in IHS Greenery, Canonsburg, following an extended illness.

She was born January 27, 1922, in Canonsburg, a daughter of the late Dominic and Eleanora Lombardi Casarcia.

Miss Casarcia was a graduate of Canonsburg High School.

She was self-employed at Rose’s Cleaners in Canonsburg and Dravo during World War II. Prior to her retirement, she was an aide at the former Western Center.

Miss Casarcia lived her entire life in Canonsburg, where she was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church and its Christian Mothers and Guild.

She enjoyed her cats, garage sales and flea markets. In her free time, she helped out at Little Joe’s Market and Trovato’s Restaurant, where she was affectionately know as “Little Joe’s Aunt.”

Surviving are her beloved niece and grandnephews, Anna Marie Trovato and her sons Joseph and John Trovato, with whom she made her home, prior to her illness, and many other nieces and nephews.

Miss Casarcia was the last of her immediate family.

Deceased are three sisters, Ann Polochak, who passed away July 10, 2010, Angeline Quevus and Lena Diana, and five brothers, Colombo, Guy, Joseph, Patsy and Frank Casarcia.

Friends are welcome from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday 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. Monday, September 23, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday, September 23, in St. Patrick Church, Canonsburg. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. The Christian Mothers and Guild of St. Patrick Church will recite the rosary at 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

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Roberta Bush-Walls Catlin

Formerly of Washington

Roberta Bush-Walls Catlin, 67, formerly of Washington, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 12, 2013, in Seneca Place Skilled Nursing Home.

She leaves to cherish her memory six children, Theresa Bronson, Evelyn Catlin, Angela Catlin-Burke, John Catlin, Jameela Catlin and Yolanda Catlin; 11 siblings, Pernell Fowler of Pittsburgh, Lou Ann Rawls of State College, Lucille Madison, Lewis Rawls of Charleroi, Paula McCrae of Donora, Dave Rawls of the state of California, Lillian Rawls of Washington, Michael Rawls of Elizabeth, Arthur Rawls of Pittsburgh, Barbara Manuel and Stephanie Huston-Workman; 26 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the time of service, Saturday, September 21, in Olivet Baptist Church, 2312 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh.

Arrangements by Tunie Funeral Home Inc., 218 East 11th, Homestead.

Anne Prokopcak Petrisin

Beloved wife, most loving mother

Anne Prokopcak Petrisin, 91, died Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

She was the beloved wife of the late Michael; most loving mother of Susan Range, Michael J. Petrisin and Diane (Kiprian) Yarosh; loving grandmother of Carol, infant Christopher (deceased) and Cathy Range and Alexandra, Elena and Daniel Yarosh; great-grandmother of Christopher and Daniel Range; and sister of Mary and Michael Prokopcak (both deceased).

Family will receive friends from 3 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday in Yurch Funeral Home, 5618 Broadview Road, Parma, OH 44134, 216-398-1010,, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 23, followed by additional services at 11 a.m. in Archangel Michael Orthodox Church, 5025 East Mill Road, Broadview Heights, OH 44147. Interment will be held in St. Theodosius Cemetery, Brooklyn, Ohio. A luncheon will follow. A Parastas service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

Ralph Arthur Waychoff

Fan of country music ?enjoyed traveling

Ralph Arthur Waychoff, 82, of Washington, died Thursday, September 19, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington.

He was born December 2, 1930, in Washington, a son of the late Lindsay and Thelma Davidson Waychoff.

Mr. Waychoff was a 1949 graduate of Trinity High School.

He was Presbyterian.

Mr. Waychoff worked for 42 ½ years as a furnace helper for Jessop Steel Corp.

A fan of country music, he enjoyed traveling and spent his winters in Florida for many years.

He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose 22 and a social member of American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175.

On April 17, 1949, he married Jean Marie Berg, who died January 20, 1997.

Surviving are two sons, Ralph L. (Carol) Waychoff of Washington and Richard A. (Pamela) Waychoff of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Donna Jean Waychoff of Washington; two sisters, Ruth (Gerald) Stein and Betty (Bob) Hodgens, both of Washington; five grandchildren, Tammy Dubina, Tina Rogers, David Waychoff, Marissa Roberts and Michael Waychoff; seven great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Mary Pratt.

Deceased is a brother, Harold Waychoff.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the time of service, Sunday, September 22, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Burial will follow in Upper Buffalo Cemetery, Buffalo Village.

Memorial contributions may be made to Donnell House, Hospice Care of Washington Health System, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301, or Upper Buffalo Cemetery Association, 250 South East Buffalo Road, Washington, PA 15301. Additional information and a guest book are available at

Ruth M. Wild

Supporter of Catholic education, devoted to family

Ruth M. Wild, 90, of Portage, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2013, in Portage.

She was born January 3, 1923, in Sankertown, a daughter of Gerald and Olene Farren Inman.

Deceased, in addition to her parents, are infant son Gerald; sister Rita Stein; brother the Rev. Leonard Inman; and daughter-in-law Cathy Davis Wild.

Surviving are her husband, John “Jack” Wild, to whom she was married for 67 years; children Robert Wild and wife Sally of Canonsburg, Karen wife of Jim Hurtack of Ebensburg and Thomas Wild and wife Becky of Washington. Also surviving are seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Genevieve Feathers of Portage; and nephew Leonard Stein.

Mrs. Wild was totally devoted to her family. She was formerly employed as an administrative assistant for St. Joseph Catholic School in Portage, with 33 years of service.

Mrs. Wild and her husband, Jack, were famously known as the “Apple Dumpling Gang” for their delicious apple dumplings. She was an avid supporter of Catholic education.

Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Portage. A Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 21, in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Portage, with Father Andrew Draper, as celebrant. Committal will be held in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Cresson.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in her name to Bishop Carroll High School, Holy Name Catholic Grade School, both in Ebensburg, and/or John F. Kennedy Catholic School in Washington. Condolences may be made at



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