Obituaries Oct. 11

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Virginia L. Brewer Ammons

Member of Mt. Morris Methodist Church


Virginia L. Brewer Ammons, 95, of Mt. Morris, died at 4:45 a.m. Thursday, October 10, 2013, in her home.


She was born Thursday, June 6, 1918, in Pentress, W.Va., a daughter of the late Arza Brewer and Amanda May Klink Brewer.


Mrs. Ammons was a member of Mt. Morris United Methodist Church, Mt. Morris Senior Citizens and James T. Maxon American Legion Post 992 Auxiliary.


She enjoyed crocheting and ceramics.


Mrs. Ammons had worked for several years as a secretary for Kleer Kable Company, a company her husband started. She was a homemaker.


On October 18, 1938, she married Albert Clyde Ammons, who died April 17, 1997.


Surviving are a son and his wife, Albert D. (Mary Basile) Ammons of Mt. Morris; a grandson and his wife, Chad (Michelle Butcher) Ammons of Atlanta, Ga.; two great-grandchildren, Dane Ammons and Rhett Ammons, both of Kingwood, W.Va.; and a sister-in-law, Alberta Ammons of Mt. Morris.


Deceased is a brother, Furman Brewer.


Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 324 Mt. Morris Road, P.O. Box 478, Mt. Morris, PA 15349, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 12, with the Rev. Ronald Geisler officiating. Burial will be held in Olive Cemetery, Pentress. Information is available at www.milliken-throckmortonfh.com.


Roberta Dicks

Member of Taylorstown Presbyterian Church


Roberta Dicks, 60, of Claysville, died Thursday, October 10, 2013, in her residence.


She was born May 17, 1953, in Madison Heights, Mich., a daughter of the late Robert and Lillian Kelpin Thompson.


Mrs. Dicks was a graduate of Madison Heights High School.


She worked as a sales clerk at W.T. Grants Department Store and Hills Department Store and as a nursing assistant at McMurray Hills Manor.


Mrs. Dicks was a member of Taylorstown Presbyterian Church.


On June 19, 1971, she married Clarence “Rick” Dicks Jr., who survives.


Also surviving are two daughters, Brenda (Glenn) Huston of Claysville and Deanna (Shawn) Powell of Fort Worth, Texas; a brother, James (Julie) Thompson of Katy, Texas; a sister, Patti Thompson of Washington; and four grandchildren, Steven and Breanne Terrill and Kathleen “Kami” and Tyler Powell.


Deceased are two brothers, Bobby and Ron Thompson, and a sister, Doreen Thompson, who had resided in Michigan.


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


Memorial contributions may be made to Amedisys Hospice, 275 Meadowlands Boulevard, Washington, PA 15301 or Taylorstown Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 149, Taylorstown, PA 15365.


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


Julia Elizabeth Hufford Fetherlin

Member of Washington Alliance Church


Julia Elizabeth Fetherlin, 89, of Washington, died Thursday, October 10, 2013, in Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot.


She led a life of humility, goodness and grace. She had a servant’s heart, an unending devotion to God and her church, and she left a lasting legacy of love to her children, grandchildren and to all who knew her. “Well done, my good and faithful servant” – Matthew 25:23


Mrs. Fetherlin was born April 13, 1924, in Washington, a daughter of the late Clyde Wilbert Hufford and Minnie Ethel Reese Hufford.


She was a cashier at McWreath Dairy and Baltimore Life Insurance. She also taught kindergarten at Washington Christian School.


Mrs. Fetherlin was a member of Washington Alliance Church, where she sang in the choir, was past president of the Prayer Fellowship, taught Sunday School and was a member of the Christian Women’s Club and the Women’s Missionary Fellowship.


On October 9, 1951, she married George Bernard Fetherlin, who died October 16, 2002.


Surviving are a son, Dr. Robert (Esther) L. Fetherlin of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two daughters, Nancy (Michael) K. Mattice of Vero Beach, Fla., and Ruth (Richard) A. Grassel of Ambridge; a sister, Katherine Vaughn of Washington; seven grandchildren, David (Debra) Fetherlin, Suzanne (Sean) McLean, Nathan, Graham and Christopher Mattice, Jeremiah (Becca) Grassel and Jordan Grassel; three great-grandchildren, Samuel, Titus and Anna Fetherlin; and a great-niece, Susan Sonson.


Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 12, in Washington Alliance Church, 246 Sanitarium Road, Washington, with the Rev. Clarence Croscutt officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.


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


Dorothy Graeham

Loving mother


Dorothy Graeham, 80, of Carnegie, died October 9, 2013.


She was the loving mother of Jane Fraser (George), Ian Fraser (Stacy), Kenna Given (Bill) and Moira Craig (Doug); sister of the late Graham (Mary) Smith and Ken (Gwen) Smith of Liverpool, U.K.; and grandmother of Reid, Kate and Graham.


Also surviving are many nieces and nephews in the United Kingdom.


Ms. Graeham was born and raised in Liverpool. She emigrated to Pittsburgh in 1958.


She was a supremely talented actor in the local theater community, including Little Lake Theater, Stage 62 and McKeesport Little Theater.


Ms. Graeham spent many years in the hotel industry, Federated Investors and retired as an administrative assistant from Carnegie Hero Fund.


She was the center point for her children and grandchildren. Her continual positive outlook on life and sense of humor will be remembered by all family and friends, including her loyal companion, Teddy.


Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 12, in Baptist Homes, 489 Castle Shannon Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15234. A gathering to celebrate her life will be held at a time to be announced November 23, in Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills, Sunnhill, 1240 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Baptist Homes Charities or Family Hospice and Palliative Care. Arrangements are entrusted to William Slater II Funeral Service, 412-563-2800, www.slaterfuneral.com.


David L. Kennedy Sr.

Served in Army, avid Steelers fan


David L. Kennedy Sr., 53, of Center Township, Greene County, died unexpectedly Wednesday, October 9, 2013, from injuries received in an automobile accident.


He was born July 30, 1960, in Waynesburg, a son of the late Junior Carl Kennedy and Dorothy Linda Temple Kennedy Brummage.


Mr. Kennedy had resided in the Mt. Morris area for several years, prior to moving to Center Township in 2002.


He attended Trinity Baptist Independent Fundamental Church in Franklin Township and the former Waynesburg High School.


Mr. Kennedy was a peace time veteran of the U.S. Army and National Guard.


He was a former member of Carmichaels Moose Lodge and enjoyed hunting and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.


Mr. Kennedy was formerly employed by Ames Construction, the Marathon service station in Mt. Morris and Greene ARC, prior to being employed the past 10 years at Waynesburg Rent-A-Center, where he was an assistant manager at the time of his death.


On March 19, 1994, he married Dianna Lynn Bunch, who survives.


Also surviving are four sons, David L. Kennedy Jr. of Jefferson, Joshua J. and Christopher Lee Kennedy, both of Mt. Morris, and Jeremy Michael Kennedy at home; two daughters, Shannon Eileen Kennedy of Carmichaels and Tabitha May Kennedy of Waynesburg; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Randall, husband of Melody Kennedy of New Freeport and Tyler, husband of Nichole Kennedy of Purseglove, W.Va.


Deceased, in addition to his parents, is a stepfather, Larry Brummage, who raised him.


Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the time of services, Sunday, October 13, in Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville, with Pastor Ed Woods officiating. Private interment will be held in Rosemont Cemetery, Rogersville. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 330 of Waynesburg and representatives of the U.S. Army.


The family requests any donations be directed to the funeral home. Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences at www.rushfuneralhomeinc.com.


James R. Klawinski

Served in Army, enjoyed golf


James R. Klawinski, 93, a longtime resident of McMurray, died Wednesday, October 9, 2013, in his home.


He was born November 2, 1919, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Frank and Martha Dominowski Klawinski.


Mr. Klawinski served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a Prisoner of War.


He enjoyed golf, bowling, gardening, playing cards, puzzles, checkers and traveling with his family.


Mr. Klawinski was the beloved husband for 57 years to the late Lillian Klawinski; loving father of Sandi and husband Tom DeBlasio, Linda Lee and husband Gary Lenik and Jamie Ann and husband Aaron Hilpert; cherished grandfather of TJ DeBlasio, Mandy DeBlasio, Brien Hast, Leah Hast, Abby Hilpert and the late BJ Hast; great-grandfather of Brody James Hast; and brother of the late Regina Buckley, Jerry King, Francis Klawinski, Dorothy Lawler, Henry King, Eugene King and Isabel Haid.


Also surviving are many nieces and nephews and caregivers Mary Chechuck, Anna and Jeff Saltis, Debbie Dixon, Theresa Tiozengo, Sharon Richardson, Murph, Carrisa, Diane Angus and Joyce Ferri.


Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday in Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-941-3211. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, October 12, in St. Benedict the Abbot Church, McMurray. Interment will be held in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township.


Memorial contributions may be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15243. Please add tributes at www.beinhauer.com.


Irene Elizabeth Lombardo

Attended Faith United Presbyterian Church


Irene Elizabeth Lombardo, 79, of Washington, died Wednesday, October 9, 2013, in Humbert Lane Health Care Center, Washington.


She was born January 7, 1934, in Bridgeville, a daughter of Conrad and Harriet Miller Speicher.


Mrs. Lombardo was a graduate of Scott Township High School.


A homemaker, her family was the most important part of her life.


She was Catholic and previously attended St. Patrick Church in Canonsburg. Most recently, she attended Faith United Presbyterian Church.


On June 26, 1954, she married Louis Lombardo Sr., who survives. He was her soul mate for 59 years.


Also surviving are four sons, Joseph Lombardo of Ambridge, Carl (Joanne) Lombardo of Sarasota, Fla., Louis (Janet) Lombardo Jr. of Las Vegas, Nev., and Samuel (Cathi) Lombardo of Washington; a daughter, Lisa Lombardo of Washington; five grandchildren, Kelly Taylor, Jennifer Lombardo, Anthony Lombardo, Dean Lombardo and Carly Lombardo; three great-grandchildren, Grace Taylor, Grant Taylor and Jillian Lombardo; and her dear friend, Karen Sawhill.


Deceased are an infant daughter, Marcy Lynn Lombardo; two brothers, Russell and Dicky; and three sisters, Florence, Dolly and Thelma.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 1 to 3 p.m., the time of service, Saturday, October 12, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with the Rev. Jason Hefner officiating. Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 15 in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. Those attending the burial should meet at the cemetery.


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


Robert B. Murray Sr.

Loved horses, working ?on cars


Robert B. “Big Dink” Murray Sr., 59, of Bentleyville, formerly of Canonsburg and Fredericktown, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 8, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington.


He was born August 3, 1954, a son of the late Thomas Guy and Margaret Murray.


Mr. Murray attended Bethlehem-Center schools and lived most of his life in the Canonsburg and Fredericktown area.


On June 9, 1973, in Pancake, he married his wife Gloria Jean, who survives. Together they had three children, Robert “Little Dink,” Tracy and Kristy.


He was self-employed and could be described as a “jack of all trades.” He raised Boxer dogs. He loved horses, his long-haired dachshund Ozzie, watching John Wayne and old western movies, working on cars and spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed helping people and had many friends.


Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Robert “Little Dink” Murray Jr. (Monica) of Clarksville; daughters Tracy N. (Jeff) Briggs of Sandy Plains and Kristy L. Clutter (Ray) of Claysville; granddaughter Casey V. Briggs of Sandy Plains; granddaughter Karlie R. Clutter; grandson Tyler Raymond Clutter of Claysville; brothers Richard “Peanut” Murray of Idaho, William “Bill” Murray Sr. of Richeyville and Charles “Mike” Murray of Carnegie; sister Alice “Cookie” Murray of Washington.


Deceased, in addition to his parents, are brothers Thomas “Sonny” Murray, John R. Murray; sisters Katherine “Pee Wee” Sawasky and Marion “Sis” Sampson.


Friends will be received from noon to 4 p.m., the time of service, Saturday, October 12, in Frank Burkus Funeral Home, 26 Mill Street, Millsboro, PA 15348.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to his family.


Geraldine G. Ogrodowski

Geraldine G. Ogrodowski, 77, of Canonsburg, died Thursday, October 10, 2013, in McMurray Hills Manor.


Arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., Canonsburg. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.


Emily Rohland

1928-2013


Emily Rohland, 85, of Niles, Ohio, died Thursday, October 10, 2013, in her residence.


She was born May 23, 1928, in New Derry, a daughter of the late Walter and Ethel West Wright.


Mrs. Rohland was a 1947 graduate of Canonsburg High School and employed for 27 years at Delphi Packard Electric, retiring in 1990.


She was a member of First Church of The Nazarene in Niles.


Mrs. Rohland belonged to several quilting clubs, enjoyed quilt making and was a beautiful seamstress. She also enjoyed being outdoors near water. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.


She will be deeply missed by her husband George V. Rohland Jr., whom she married June 26, 1949; two sons, George V. Rohland III and wife Theresa of Niles and Mark K. Rohland of Niles; three daughters, Carol Pleiss and husband Chic of Niles, Cheryl Sapienza of Vermillion, Ohio, and Evelyn Humble of Niles; 16 grandchildren, Mark Edward Pleiss, Natalie Anne Pleiss, David Rohland Pleiss, Danielle Hoffman, Cayla Rohland, Gina Rohland, Alyssa Rohland, Stephanie Chonko, Stephen Chonko and his wife Brooke, Emily Chonko, Wayne Rohland and his wife Barbara, Sarah Fieldhaus and her husband Shane, Jennifer Rohland, Matthew Rohland, Michael Rohland and Christina Humble; eight great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ruth Wright of Pennsylvania; a nephew, James Wright and wife Polly; and two nieces, Judy Becker and Joyce Bartolomeo and husband Dick.


Deceased is a brother, Walter Wright.


Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the time of service, Saturday, October 12, in Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home, Niles. Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of The Nazarene in Niles, 1822 Vienna Road, Niles, Ohio 44446. Arrangements are being handled by Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home, Niles. Family and friends may view the obituary, sign the guest book, and send condolences at www.josephrossifuneralhome.com.


James R. Walker Jr.

James R. Walker Jr., 71, of Washington, died Wednesday, October 9, 2013.


Arrangements have been entrusted to Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.


Robert J. Watson

Robert J. “R.J.” Watson, 43, of Daisytown, died Tuesday, October 8, 2013.


Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.


Johnathan D. Wise

Johnathan D. Wise, 48, of Canonsburg, died Wednesday, October 9, 2013.


Arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., Canonsburg. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.


Minnie Louise Young

Beloved wife, cherished mother


Minnie Louise Young, 79, of Eighty Four, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 8, 2013, with her family by her side.


She was born January 8, 1934, in Hilliards, a daughter of the late William and Laura McGinnis Wade.


Mrs. Young was the beloved wife of Robert John Young; cherished mother of Bill (Debbie) Young, Laurie (Chris) Hiles, Rob Young, Jeanne Michael and Chuck (Tracy) Young; 11 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.


Deceased are a dear son, John Young, and a loved grandson, Luke Womer.


She lived for her grandchildren and was a true homemaker to her family with the care she gave. She enjoyed crocheting. Above all, she was a treasured wife, mother, grandmother and mother-in-law, who will be dearly missed by all who knew her.


A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3 to 4 p.m., the time of memorial service, Saturday, October 12, in Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or at donate.cancer.org.


Please view and sign the family’s guest book at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.


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