Obituaries Oct. 9

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Patrick Bayer

Member of Immaculate Conception Church


Patrick Bayer of Tallahassee, Fla., former resident of Washington and member of Immaculate Conception Church, died unexpectedly Wednesday, October 2, 2013.


He graduated from Washington High School in 1976 and worked for Cameron Coca-Cola, while earning a degree in forestry management from Davis & Elkins College.


Mr. Bayer spent most of his career as an agricultural mycologist in mushroom production and agricultural chemistry.


He was an active member of the men’s choir at his church and an avid outdoorsman.


Mr. Bayer leaves behind his wife, Wanda, and their children, Adam and Megan of Tallahassee, and five siblings and their families.


Deceased are his parents, Dr. Joseph and Billie Bayer, and a brother, Thomas.


Services will be private.


John Alan Bober

Carpenter enjoyed hunting, gardening


John Alan Bober, 54, of Washington, died Sunday, October 6, 2013, in UPMC–Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh.


He was born May 15, 1959, in Washington, a son of the late John M. Bober and Adella Cheze Bober.


Mr. Bober was a graduate of Trinity High School and worked as a carpenter in residential construction.


He enjoyed carpentry and the outdoors, especially hunting, trapping and gardening.


Surviving are two daughters, Rachael Bruno (David) and Maggie Bober; a brother, Daniel Bober; a sister, Donna (Earl) Wilson, all of Washington; and four grandchildren, Olivia, Samantha and Andrew Bruno and Madison Hoffman.


Deceased is a brother, Karl Bober.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 11, with the Rev. Rick Bruckner officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.


Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


Raymond L. Everett Sr.

McGraw Edison retiree enjoyed his garden


Raymond L. Everett Sr., 84, of Canonsburg, died Monday, October 7, 2013, in his home.


He was born September 14, 1929, in Muse, a son of the late Cyrus and Minnie Speer Everett.


Mr. Everett was a 1947 graduate of Peters Township High School.


He worked for 25 years at McGraw Edison in Canonsburg, retiring in 1991.


Mr. Everett was a member of First Christian Church in Canonsburg and was a 50-year member of Chartiers Lodge 297 F&AM, where he had been a past master. He also belonged to the Scottish Rite, Valley of Pittsburgh.


He loved spending time with his grandkids, enjoyed his garden, cutting and splitting wood and feeding the local squirrels.


On October 13, 1951, he married Katharine “Kay” Cox, who survives.


Also surviving are a son, Raymond L. Everett Jr. (Peggy) of Avella; three grandchildren, Raymond L. Everett III (Suzanne) of New Kensington, Katie Leeper (Matthew) of Avella and Paul Everett (Destiny) of Burgettstown; two great-granddaughters, Annabel and Violet Everett; a sister, Dorothy Koher of St. Clairsville, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.


Deceased are five brothers, Donald, Wayne, Jay, Franklin and William Everett, and three sisters, Ada Campbell, Helen Perry and Mildred Leppla.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, PA 15342. Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m., Thursday, October 10, in First Christian Church, 120 Anderson Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317, followed by services at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Janet Scott-Mace officiating. Interment will be held in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.


Because of family health issues, no flowers will be accepted. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to First Christian Church of Canonsburg or Hope Hospice, 3356 Babcock Boulevard, Suite B, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, www.hopehospicepgh.org. Condolences may be left by viewing www.mcilvaine-speakman.com.


Ada M. McCleery Ferree

Member of Bethany Presbyterian Church


Ada M. McCleery Ferree, 89, of Bridgeville, died Monday, October 7, 2013.


She was born June 7, 1924, in West Alexander, a daughter of Thomas and Myrtle Campsey McCleery.


Mrs. Ferree was a graduate of Westminster College and earned her master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh.


She served as a librarian for Bridgeville Public Library for many years and volunteered for the genealogy department of Citizens Library in Washington.


Mrs. Ferree was a longtime member of Bethany Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir.


On June 21, 1952, she married Gus Ferree, who died in 1987.


Surviving are two daughters, Sally (Mark) Marra and Ellen (Frank) Zissis; six grandsons of whom she was a proud “Nana,” Robert, Christopher, Jesse and Timothy Marra and Tanner and Hayden Zissis; and many nieces and nephews.


Deceased is a brother, Robert (Betty) McCleery.


Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Warchol Funeral Home Inc., 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, 412-221-3333. Additional visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Friday, October 11, followed by services at 10:30 a.m. in Bethany Presbyterian Church, Bridgeville, with the Rev. John Hamilton officiating. Everyone is asked to please meet at the church. Interment will follow in West Alexander Cemetery.


The family suggests memorials to Juvenile Diabetes, JDRF. To view and add condolences, please visit www.warcholfuneralhome.com.


Peter J. Hayges Sr.

Army veteran, hunter owned Buck’s Paving


Peter J. “Buck” Hayges Sr., 67, of Vestaburg, died Tuesday, October 8, 2013, in his home.


He was born May 16, 1946, in Vestaburg, a son of the late Louis Sr. and LaVon McGrady Hayges.


Mr. Hayges was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Vietnam War. For his service, he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Rifle Marksmanship Badge and two Letters of Appreciation.


Early in his career, he worked as a coal miner in various area coal mines. He later owned and operated Buck’s Paving for 21 years, until his retirement in 2002.


He was a member of Hanson-Cole American Legion Post 391 in Fredericktown and Disabled Veterans of America.


Mr. Hayges enjoyed hunting and fishing.


On March 5, 1966, he married Nancy Tadej, who survives.


Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Peter J. Hayges Jr. (Jessica) and Louis Hayges, both of Vestaburg; a daughter, Melissa L. Hayges of Washington; six grandchildren, Stephen, Nicole, Ashley, JaVone, Taylor and MacKenzy Hayges; six sisters, Pearl Kelly of Richeyville, LaVon Joanne Six and Martha Paci (Rudy Sr.), both of Vestaburg, Margaret Rebert (Sonny) of Centerville, Linda Koontz (Dave) of Littlestown and Mary Lou Bruce (Wayne) of Millsboro; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.


Deceased, in addition to his parents, are a grandson, Peter Anthony Hayges; two brothers, Louis Benjamin and Harold J. Hayges; and two sisters, Elizabeth Bercosky and Helen Eckenrode.


Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Greenlee Funeral Home, 42 Bank Street at Crawford Road, Fredericktown, where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 11, with the Rev. Paul Grunebach officiating. Interment will be in Horn Cemetery, Marianna. Full military rites will be accorded graveside by Hanson-Cole American Legion Post 391, Fredericktown.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hanson-Cole American Legion Post 391, Box 517, Fredericktown, PA 15333. Guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.


Martin P. Kisla

Slovan VFW member, Western Penitentiary retiree


Martin P. Kisla, 78, of Burgettstown, died Monday, October 7, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington.


He was born August 21, 1935, in Weirton, W.Va., a son of the late Michael and Helen Tope Kisla.


Mr. Kisla was employed by Youth Forestry at Raccoon State Park for 29 years and then retired from Western Penitentiary. He served as a truant officer and was a substitute teacher for Burgettstown School District. He also worked for Jake Schneider Bus Co., driving a van for special-needs children.


He was a life member of Slovan Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed playing cards with his buddies on Saturday nights, football and wrestling.


Mr. Kisla’s two sons and his grandsons were his pride and joy.


He was a U.S. Army veteran as a military policeman.


On August 21, 1962, he married Maxine Mermon, who survives.


Also surviving are two sons, Michael Kisla of Burgettstown and Martin (Cherie) Kisla of Houston; two grandsons, Martin Kisla III and Tim Stienstraw; and a sister, Josephine Kisla of Mentor, Ohio.


Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Taucher Funeral Home, 23 Erie Mine Road, Burgettstown, where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 11, with the Rev. George Moneck officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Florence. Full military honors will be accorded by Slovan-Burgettstown Veterans of Foreign Wars.


For further information or to leave condolences, please visit www.taucherfuneralhome.com.


Gary R. Minnear

Gary R. Minnear, 65, of Waynesburg, died at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday, October 8, 2013, in his home.


Arrangements are being handled by Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Waynesburg. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.


Elizabeth R. Prevost

Member of Trinity Baptist Church, Waynesburg


Elizabeth R. Prevost, 76, of Waynesburg, died Monday, October 7, 2013, in Washington Hospital.


She was born March 24, 1937, in Big Run, W.Va., a daughter of the late Raymond Guy Dulaney and Agnes Stoneking Dulaney.


Mrs. Dulaney was a homemaker and resided most of her life in Greene County.


She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Waynesburg.


She enjoyed arts and crafts.


Surviving are five children, Phillip Prevost of Aleppo, Hazel Prevost of Ohio, Linda Prevost of Clarksville, Robert Prevost of New Mexico and Donald Prevost of Prosperity; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Peg Plut and Opal Fonner; six brothers, Buster, Kenneth, Carl, Melvin, Leonard and Sam Dulaney; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.


Deceased are a son, Melvin Prevost, and four brothers, Raymond, James, Glenn and Ronald Dulaney.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the time of service, Friday, October 10, in Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 182 West High Street, Waynesburg, with the Rev. Edward Woods officiating. Interment will follow in Hutches Cemetery, Springhill Township. Condolences may be offered at www.behmfh.com.


Fredrick Reihner

A Celebration of Life memorial service for Fredrick “Freddie” Reihner, who died October 5, 2013, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 9, in Claysville United Methodist Church.


James R. Waters

James R. Waters, 63, of Slovan, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2013, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.


Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee and Martin Funeral Home, Burgettstown. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.


Anna D. Wilkerson

Formerly of Canonsburg


Anna D. Wilkerson, 55, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Canonsburg, died Wednesday, October 2, 2013, in Mt. Carmel West Hospital, Columbus.


She was born January 10, 1958, in Washington, a daughter of the late Arthur Don and Nettie Mae Hughes Wilkerson.


Ms. Wilkerson was a 1975 graduate of Canon-McMillan High School.


She worked from 1979 to 1998 in several area electronic companies holding various positions.


Ms. Wilkerson volunteered civically, with senior citizens and with the handicapped.


Surviving are three sisters, Betty Asbury and Brenda Thompson, both of Columbus, and Tammie Jackson (Brandon) of Glenn Dale, Md.; a brother, Duane Wilkerson (Rhonda) of Fitchburgh, Mass.; three nieces, Tiffany Savannah and Brittany and Paris Jackson; a nephew, Kevin Terrell; a great-niece, Xavia Hill; and an uncle, James Wilkerson of Philadelphia.


Deceased are a son, Darrell “Danger” Wilson; a sister, Kathryn Savannah; and a brother, Ronald Savannah.


Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, PA 15342. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 12, in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Canonsburg, with the Rev. Anita Lovell officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at www.mcilvaine-speakman.com.


Julia M. Zarin

1929 – 2013


Julia M. Zarin, 83, of McDonald, died Monday, October 7, 2013, in Washington Hospital.


She was born December 30, 1929, in Imperial, a daughter of the late Mose and Rose Ritchie Zarin.


Surviving are children Dorothy Long of North Fayette Township, Walter Was of Bulger, Mary Jane (Donald) Nice of Midway, Joseph (Elaine) Was of Carnegie, Kathleen Talmonti of Carnegie and David (Wendy) Was of Avella; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a brother, James Zarin of Coraopolis.


Deceased are her husband, Walter M. Was, who died March 20, 2013; a son, Richard Was; five sisters; and a brother.


At the request of the deceased, all arrangements are private and are entrusted to Thomas-Little Funeral Service Inc., 314 West Lincoln Avenue, McDonald, 724-926-2800. Please sign a guest book at www.thomas-littlefuneralservice.com.


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