Obituaries Oct. 13

October 12, 2013

George Joseph Baumgardner

Washington glassworker served during WWII

George Joseph Baumgardner, 84, of Washington, died Thursday, October 10, 2013, in Washington Hospital.

He was born May 24, 1929, in Washington, a son of Paul W. Baumgardner and Ethel Ida Gray Baumgardner.

Mr. Baumgardner was employed as a layer man at Metro Glass and Ball Glass and was in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He enjoyed gardening and, when he was younger, was involved in carrier pigeon competition races.

On December 30, 1951, he married Eva A. Daugherty, who survives.

Also surviving are daughter Linda (William) Grego of Washington; two grandchildren, Alysa Avolia and Carla Burt; and four great-grandchildren, Julian, Aidan, Brandon and Malia.

Deceased are four brothers, Charles, John, Carl and Earl Baumgardner; four sisters, Ethel Boardley, Margaret Fritchley, Sarah McKinney and Catherine Boardley; and an infant son, Robert.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 15. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

Additional information and a guest book are available at

Lawrence Andrew Williams


Lawrence Andrew Williams, 61, of Canonsburg, made his journey home Thursday, October 10, 2013.

He was born January 3, 1952. in Canonsburg, a son of the late Henry O. Williams and Elizabeth L. Patterson Williams.

Mr. Williams attended school in the Canon-McMillan district.

He worked for Lemon Trucking, Canon Metals and The Woods Cabinetry.

Mr. Williams loved working on cars in his younger years.

He never married and did not have any children.

Surviving are a sister, Linda Kay Dillard of Washington; and two brothers, Joseph T. (Gayle) Williams of Canonsburg and Henry O. Williams Jr. of Austin, Texas.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, is a sister, Shirley A. Poole.

Services will be private. Interment will be in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg.

William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., Washington, are handling arrangements. Additional information and guest book are available at

Susan Darlene Lemley Kletch

Beloved wife, loving mother

Susan Darlene Lemley Kletch, 58, of North Strabane, peacefully passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2013, surrounded by family.

She was the daughter of Mary Lemley and the late George Lemley; beloved wife of Vincent P. Kletch for 37 years; loving mother of Vincent (Amy) Kletch Jr., Brian (Jessica) Kletch, Tom (Ashley) Kletch and Karen Kletch; adoring grandmother of Austin, Kevin, Jacob, Tyler, Brennan, Emily, Shane, Tyler and Samantha; and sister of Dorie, George, Roger, Joanne, Sharon and Kathy.

Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Kletch was very devoted to her family and especially her grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, in Beinhauer-Bogan Funeral Home, 164 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-5810. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Please add or view tributes at

Harold Kerr Roth

Served in Air Force

Harold Kerr Roth, 93, of Houston, died Friday, October 11, 2013, in Greenery Specialty Care, Canonsburg.

He was born February 10, 1920, in New Martinsville, W.Va., a son of William Edgar Roth and Nancy Olfield Roth.

Mr. Roth served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He worked at I.C. Patch and Son as an auto mechanic.

Mr. Roth was a member of Houston American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 and SNPJ.

He enjoyed riding his 1976 Harley.

On June 23, 1940, he married Louvima G. “Honey” Adams, who died July 25, 2013.

Surviving are a son, Joseph (Marie) Roth of Washington; two daughters, Faith E. (Glenn) Cubbage of Houston and Cheryl A. Tarolli of McMurray; a brother, William E. (Ginny) Roth Jr. of Waynesburg; nine grandchildren, Todd Tarolli, Greg (Bonnie) Tarolli, Jason (Sarah) Tarolli, Lisa Ann Congie, Glenn S. Cubbage III, Juliann Cubbage-Wheeler, Jolie Roth, Justin (Jennifer) Roth and Jessica Roth; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Deceased are a son, Harold K. Roth, Jr.; a brother, Robert C. Roth; and a sister, Helen West.

There will be no public viewing or service. William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., Washington, are handling arrangements. Additional information and guest book are available at

Daniel T. Kapis Jr.

Daniel T. Kapis Jr., 64, of Canonsburg, died Friday, October, 11, 2013.

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

Frank Carmen Hoak

Served in Army, devoted to family

Frank Carmen Hoak, 71, of Richeyville, died peacefully Thursday, October 10, 2013, in his home.

He was born October 1, 1942, in Denbo, a son of the late Frank and Minnie Voso Hoak.

Mr. Hoak was a proud 1960 graduate of Beth-Center High School.

From 1964 to 1966, he served with the U.S. Army Co. B, 2nd Battalion of the 6th Infantry.

In 1997, after 33 years of service, he retired as the general manager of the Tri-County Joint Municipal Authority in Fredericktown. For the past 46 years, he operated Blue Diamond Grill in Richeyville. For several of his working years, he was employed by Fox Grocery Co. in Belle Vernon.

Mr. Hoak was a member of the St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church in Richeyville, Hancock-McCune-Horne American Legion Post 705 in Centerville, Nemacolin Country Club and Beth-Center Boosters Club. He was a former member of the United Steel Workers of America District 10 Local 3403.

On June 13, 1964, in St. Agnes Church in Richeyville, he married Antoinette “Toni” Pagac Hoak. During their 49 years of marriage, he devoted his life to his wife, children and grandchildren.

He was referred to as “Hoakie.” He had a “twinkle in his eye” and his calm and unassuming demeanor made the lives of many people much brighter.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two children, Frank A. Hoak (Holly) of Dublin, Ohio, and Amy Hoak Brown (Sonny) of Richeyville; seven grandchildren, Kelsey Hoak, Nico Brown, Gunnar Hoak, Londyn Brown, Griffin Hoak, Carrington Brown and Lorenzo “Enzo” Brown; two sisters, Mary Lesako of Brownsville (Low Hill) and Barbara Guntrum (Willy) of Monaca; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, is a son, Frederick “Freddie” Scott Hoak, who died June 17, 1976.

Friends will be received from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday in John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville, where a prayer service will be held at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, October 15, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Richeyville, with the Rev. Edward Yuhas as celebrant. Interment will be in Beallsville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Agnes Church, 126 Church Street, Bentleyville, PA 15314. Guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at

Jonathan Wise

Additional information was received for the obituary of Jonathan Wise, published Saturday.

He was a member of Chartiers Lodge 297.

Masonic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., Canonsburg.

Ruth Ann Carter

Ruth Ann Carter, formerly of Cross Creek, died Friday, October 11, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington.

Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Nichol Funeral Home, Washington. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.



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