Obituaries Oct. 3

October 2, 2013

James Ewing Clark

Navy veteran was business owner

James Ewing Clark, 86, of Wellsboro, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2013, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.

He was the husband of Ruth Little, whom he married December 30, 1950.

Mr. Clark was born July 9, 1927, in Washington, a son of the late Scott Walker and Mary Hartman Clark.

He was a graduate of Penn State University with a bachelor’s of science degree in agriculture.

Mr. Clark was the owner of various local businesses.

He was a member and elder of First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro.

Mr. Clark was a proud resident of Wellsboro. He was a 16-year member and past president of Wellsboro Area School Board, past president of GROW, member and president of the Chamber of Commerce, member of Rotary, Tyoga Country Club, president of Kelsey Creek Investors Club and an active member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son and daughter-in-law, Scott Walker Clark and Margaret Crosby Clark of Wycombe; a daughter, Lynn Ellen Clark of Kensington, Md.; and grandchildren Sara Elizabeth Clark, senior at William and Mary College, and Michael James Clark, sophomore at University of Vermont.

Deceased is a brother, William Hartman Clark.

Friends and family are invited to a life celebration from 1 to 2 p.m., the time of service, Saturday, October 5, in First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro, 130 Main Street, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Glen Hallead officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.

Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, “A Life Celebration Home.” In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901 or Green Free Library, 134 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. To share your fondest memories, visit

Betty Fordyce

New Freeport woman worked for Westinghouse

Betty Fordyce, 88, of New Freeport, died Tuesday, October 1, 2013, in Southwest Regional Medical Center, Waynesburg.

She was born February 18, 1925, in Littleton, W.Va., a daughter of the late John C. Lough and Ethel M. Loar Lough.

Mrs. Fordyce was a homemaker and a former employee of Westinghouse in Fairmont, W.Va.

She was a member of Sand Hill Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband, David William “Bill” Fordyce; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane Barnhart and husband Roy “Bob” of Waynesburg; a brother, Howard C. Lough of Littleton; a sister, Bonnie Perkins of Morgantown, W.Va.; three grandchildren and their spouses, Robert Barnhart and wife Jill of Waynesburg, Dan Barnhart and wife Billie Jo of Carmichaels and Christina Harr and husband Brad of Fairmont; and seven great-grandchildren, Adrian, Jade, Brady and Josie Barnhart and Chase, Landon and Andrew Harr.

Deceased, in addition to her parents, is a brother, John Wayne Lough.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Tennant Funeral Home, 2678 Hornet Highway, Hundred, W.Va., where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 5, with evangelist Steve Stevens officiating. Interment will follow in Sand Hill Cemetery, Ned.

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Charles J. Gregorich

WWII veteran, Nemacolin Mine retiree

Charles J. Gregorich, 94, of Nemacolin, died at 7:04 p.m. Tuesday, October 1, 2013, in Cloverdale Personal Care Home, Masontown.

He was born December 24, 1918, in Elizabeth, a son of the late Charles and Catherine Deush Gregorich.

Mr. Gregorich was a 1940 graduate of Cumberland Township High School in Carmichaels.

He was a member of Our Lady of Consolation Roman Catholic Church of Nemacolin. He was a former member of its Holy Name Society.

Mr. Gregorich served with the 111th Signal Service Company in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific. He was a member of Faith Gray McArdle Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4584 in Masontown and United Mine Workers of America Nemacolin Local 6290 and a former member of Greene County Citizen’s Club in Nemacolin. In 1980, he retired from LTV Nemacolin Mine.

On June 26, 1948, he married Cecelia M. Quintana, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Edward C. Gregorich and wife Carol of Lebanon and James N. Gregorich and wife Susan of Waynesburg; a daughter, Kathryn A. Angelini and husband Mark of Washington; eight grandchildren, Nicole Sturges (Elton), Danielle Gregorich, Christopher Gregorich (Corrie), Jason Gregorich, Jennifer Gregorich, Keith Gregorich, Kristin Stewart (Greg) and Whitney Angelini; five great-grandchildren; two half brothers, Fred Gregorich of Oakdale and Richard Gregorich and wife Charlene of Aliquippa; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are two half brothers, Ernest Gregorich, who died in childhood, and Edward Gregorich; a half sister, Charlotte Gregorich, who died in childhood; and stepmother Barbara Gregorich.

Family and friends are welcome from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Yoskovich Funeral Home, 724-966-5500, Martin J. Yoskovich, director, 300 South Vine Street, Route 88, Carmichaels, where a blessing service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 5, followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. in St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church, Carmichaels, with the Rev. John M. Bauer as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Crucible. A vigil service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

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Mary Ellen Lewis Howes

Mary Ellen Lewis Howes, 75, of Fredericktown, died Wednesday, October 2, 2013.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Frank Burkus Funeral Home, 26 Mill Street, Millsboro. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.

Jacqueline Mae Jarosz

Member of Holy Trinity National Church

On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, Jacqueline Mae Jarosz, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, answered her God’s loving call to heaven as her eternal resting place.

She preferred to be called “Jackie.”

Mrs. Jarosz was born January 19, 1932, in Washington, a daughter of the late Esther and Charles Sim.

A 1950 graduate of Washington High School, she worked for years at Central Drugstore and upscale boutique Charles Gessner dress shop before discovering her true passion as a homemaker.

After four years of courting, on August 18, 1951, by the Rev. Benjamin Mazewski, she married the love of her life and soul mate, Joseph P. Jarosz, with whom she shared 62 wonderful years of happiness.

She was a member of Holy Trinity National Catholic Church, where she was a lifelong member of Ladies Adoration Society, serving as secretary for a few years.

In her spare time, she enjoyed hosting and catering large parties, sewing and working at church events. An award-winning baker, her specialty was exquisite cookies enjoyed by all.

Mrs. Jarosz’s family was her life.

Surviving are her beloved husband, Joe; daughter and son-in-law John and Deborah Brower; granddaughter Alyson; sister Mary Bell, wife of Donald Nixon; several nieces and nephews; and special friends and neighbors Ron and Linda Mavilla.

She leaves behind her loving puppies, Ginger and Spencer.

Deceased are brothers Charles and Richard Sim and good friend and aunt Betty Ryan.

Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in William G. Neal Funeral Home, 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A special Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, October 5, in Holy Trinity National Catholic Church, Canton Township, with the Rev. Mark Swoger officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Amedisys Hospice Services, 275 Meadowlands Boulevard, Washington, PA 15301, for providing such amazing care and comfort.

Additional information and a guest book are available at

Burdetta E. Lint

1925 – 2013

Burdetta E. Lint, 88, of Lewisburg, W.Va., formerly of Carmichaels, passed away Monday, September 30, 2013, in White Sulphur Springs Center, W.Va.
She was born August 1, 1925, in Nemacolin, a daughter of the late Rolla Creaston and Rachel Pearl Curl Holdren.

On October 14, 1946, she married Ernest C. Lint, who died in 2008.

Mrs. Lint was a homemaker.

Since moving to Lewisburg to live with her daughter, she attended Greenbrier Valley Church of the Nazarene.

Deceased, in addition to her husband, are daughter Patricia Skrzycki in 1995 and brother William Holdren.

Surviving are daughter Carol E. Carter of Lewisburg; grandchildren William Thoma of Indiana, Francis (Frank) Skrzycki and wife Sara of State College, Anita Bell and husband Jerry of Columbus, Ohio, and Jennifer Perry and husband Jason of Caldwell, W.Va.; and great-grandchildren Jacob, Lauren and Emily Skrzycki, Josephine, Marcus and Collin Bell and Kayelin, Tyler and Dayne Perry.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 3, in Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Glen Thaxton officiating. Burial will be at noon Friday in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels, with the Rev. Bruce Judy officiating. Please send condolences at

Marie C. Pelikan Mellor

Member of Transfiguration Parish, Monongahela

Marie C. Pelikan Mellor, 83, of Venetia, formerly of Clairton, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013.

She was born January 23, 1930.

Ms. Mellor was the beloved daughter of Josephine Rathi and the late Frank Pelikan; cherished mother of Kathy Whoolery, G. Thomas (Colleen) Mellor, the late Cynthia Hurd and Marcia Huschak; dear sister of the late June Kennedy, Bob Rathi, Pat Gifford and Betty Fordanich; adoring grandmother of Brian, Jason, David, Mackenzie, Sloan and Logan; treasured great-grandmother; and aunt and friend of many.

She was a member of Transfiguration Parish in Monongahela.

Services are private. Arrangements by Ball Funeral Chapel Inc.

James Rock

Retired welder was Navy veteran of WWII

James Rock, 87, of West Newton, died Wednesday, October 2, 2013, in Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg.

He was born January 16, 1926, in West Newton, a son of the late John and Mary Klein Rock.

Prior to retirement, he was employed as a welder by Fort Pitt Steel Casting and later worked at Filbern Manor in West Newton.

Mr. Rock was a member of the Slovenian Club in Herminie, where he enjoyed being with friends, polka dancing and playing the accordion.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Hague of Washington and Linda Morris and husband James of Irwin; four grandchildren, Tracey Strnisha, Robin McCarrell, James Kolenc and wife Angie and William Kolenc and wife Cara; nine great-grandchildren, Robert Krency, Nicholas and Kaylan McCarrell, Marco Montecalvo, Amanda Strnisha, Lucas James and Samuel Grant Kolenc and Kylie Jean and Zakary Alan Kolenc; a great-great-granddaughter, Brynn Marie Jean Strnisha; and a sister, Helen Bergman.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Jean Bulko Rock; five brothers; and two sisters.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in J. William McCauley Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 901 Vine Street, West Newton, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 5, with the Rev. John T. Sweeney officiating. Interment will be held in Westmoreland Memorial Park, Hempfield Township.

Ruth E. Ullom

1929 – 2013

Ruth E. Ullom, 84, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away September 16, 2013, in the Richard Neubauer, M.D., and John Hughes Hospice Center of Maple Knoll Village, Cincinnati.

She was born August 7, 1929, in Washington, a daughter of the late Alma D. and K. John Ullom Sr.

Miss Ullom worked as a nurse in the Washington, D.C., area for many years. In 1976, she helped start the Madison Center Adult Day Center, now known as the Walter Reed Adult Day Health Care Center, in Arlington, Va., one of the first adult day care centers in the country, serving as executive director for 20 years. In the mid-90s, she retired to her beloved lake house at Lake Monticello in Charlottesville, Va. She moved to Cincinnati in 2002.

She was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church in Wyoming, Ohio.

Miss Ullom most enjoyed time with family and friends, laughter, honesty, conversation and unassumingly living her faith by generously volunteering her time and talent to others.

Surviving are a sister, Shirley U. Filcik of Cincinnati; a brother, K. John Ullom Jr. (Virginia) of Washington; a nephew, Jeffrey C. Filcik (Karen) of Louisville, Ky.; a niece, Sharon F. Chalmers (David) of Cincinnati; great-nieces and nephews Kate Brockman (Mike), Samantha and Andy Filcik and Adam, Audra and Parker Chalmers; and many friends and relatives.

She chose cremation. A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of service, Saturday, October 5, in Friendship United Methodist Church, 1025 Springfield Pike, Wyoming, OH 45215. She will be interred in North Ten Mile Baptist Church, Amity.

In lieu of flowers, Miss Ullom and family requests donations be made to Salvation Army, SW Ohio-NE Kentucky Division, 114 East Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202, or Friendship United Methodist Church.

Vorhis and Ryan Funeral Home are serving the family.



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