Obituaries Oct. 14

October 13, 2013

William A. Andrachick

William A. Andrachick, 94, of Bentleyville, died peacefully Saturday evening, October 12, 2013 in Thorpe’s Personal Care Home, Charleroi.

A complete obituary and funeral arrangements will be published in a later edition.

Arrangements are in care of Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home, Bentleyville.

William H. Barnhart

Former co-owner of Kleer Kable Co.

William H. Barnhart, 83, of Masontown, formerly of the Greene County area, died Saturday, October 12, 2013, in Washington Hospital following a lengthy illness.

He was born August 8, 1930, in Mather, a son of the late Samuel J. and Nellie Marshall Barnhart.

Mr. Barnhart was a 1948 graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School.

He was a truck driver for Coca-Cola in Waynesburg for 16 years and later was co-owner of Kleer Kable Co. in Waynesburg from 1963 to 1980.

Mr. Barnhart enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching horse races at Mountaineer Race Track, where he also owned a few horses at one time.

On October 22, 1960, he married Jean Meighen Barnhart, who survives.

Also surviving are a son, William “Doug” Barnhart of Masontown; a stepdaughter, Beverly White and her husband, Ray, of East Stroudsburg; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

Arrangements are private and under the direction of Yoskovich Funeral Home, Martin J. Yoskovich, funeral director, 300 South Vine Street, Route 88, Carmichaels, PA.

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Madelyn Risbin Folkens


Madelyn Risbin Folkens, 92, of Washington, died Saturday, October 12, 2013, in Washington Hospital.

She was born February 14, 1921, in Marianna, a daughter of Thomas J. and Sara Ann Quinn Risbin.

Mrs. Folkens was a 1939 graduate of Trinity High School. She was a homemaker and member of Immaculate Conception Church.

On October 18, 1941, she was married by the late Father Martin J. Hughes in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, to Albert Folkens, who passed away January 17, 2011.

Surviving are a son, James Folkens; a daughter, Sara Ann Godley; a grandson, James Godley (Leslie); twin great-grandsons, William and Timothy Godley; and a sister, Rita Renner of Washington.

Deceased, in addition to her husband, are six brothers, Michael L., Thomas, James, John, Joseph and Robert Risbin; and five sisters, Veronica Crawford, Margaret Serenta, Elizabeth Holub, Mary Beatrice Adams and Wilma Jean Risbin.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 16, in Immaculate Conception Church, Washington. Burial will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

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William Charles Frantz

William Charles “Bill” Frantz, 64, of Washington, Canton Township, died Friday, October 11, 2013, in his home.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., Washington.

Gretchen P. Harvey


Gretchen P. Harvey, 94, of Burgettstown, passed away Saturday evening, October 12, 2013, in Humbert Lane Nursing Center, South Strabane Township.

She was born June 16, 1919, a daughter of the late C.N. and Florence Power.

A graduate of Union High School, Burgettstown, Mrs. Harvey was a member of the former Hillcrest Presbyterian Church and Burgettstown Presbyterian Church.

She enjoyed baking cookies, especially around the holidays, and her grandchildren.

Mrs. Harvey worked as a bookkeeper for Pappas Lumber Co., Burgettstown

She is survived by her children, Morris Lee Harvey and wife, Patty, of Burgettstown, Karen Strope and husband, Larry Jr., of Anderson, S.C., and William Harvey and wife, Linda, of Moscow, Kan.; eight grandchildren, Janet McKnight, Anita Boni, Morris Lee Harvey Jr., Larry Strope, Christopher Strope, Hayley Harvey and fiancé Joe Bellinger, Nikki Moler and Scott Sutherland; and 10 great-grandchildren, James, Zachary and Sarah McKnight, Braden and Kaden Boni, M.J. Harvey, Konnor, Sydney and Kade Moler, and Shelby Sutherland.

She was the last of her immediate family.

Deceased, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Morris L. Harvey, who passed away November 14, 1985; four brothers, Cye, Sam, William and Bub Power; and a sister, Lois Wagner.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Lee and Martin Funeral Home, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 17, with the Rev. Dan Ekas officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Hickory.

If so desired, memorial donations may be made in her memory to Burgettstown Community Library, 2 Kerr St., Burgettstown, PA 15021.

Daniel T. Kapis Jr.

Canon-McMillan School District employee

Daniel T. Kapis Jr., 64, of Canonsburg, died Friday, October 11, 2013, in Allegheny General Hospital.

He was born October 4, 1949, in Washington, a son of Daniel and Alberta Schultz Kapis.

Mr. Kapis was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Canonsburg, where he served as an usher, and was a member of the Catholic Men’s Club for many years.

Prior to his retirement, he worked for Canon-McMillan School District and Good Will Industries.

Surviving are a brother, John Kapis, and his wife, Bobbi, of Canonsburg; two sisters, Christine Kapis of Bentleyville and Marilyn Turner of Kansas City, Mo.; three nieces, Sarah and Casey Kapis and Clare Turner; a nephew, Christopher Turner and his wife, Lisa; and several cousins.

Deceased are his parents.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, Phillip L. Sollon, director.

Service information will be published when arrangements are finalized. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township.

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Winnie Louise Knox

Services for Winnie Louise Knox, who died October 10, 2013, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in North Buffalo Presbyterian Church, Buffalo Township, with Pastor Gary Gibson and the Rev. R. Daniel Knox co-officiating. Those attending are asked to meet at the church.

Vincent Quattro

Former Bentworth School District teacher

Vincent Quattro, 73, of Cokeburg, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 12, 2013, in Washington Hospital, following a brief illness.

He was born October 21, 1939, in Houston, a son of Mary Nakoneczny Quattro and the late Jack Quattro.

Mr. Quattro lived in the Bentleyville and Cokeburg areas for his entire life.

In 1965, he married his life partner, Joanne Mihalek Quattro, and for more than 47 years they devoted their lives to building a loving home for their three children and grandchildren.

Mr. Quattro was a 1957 graduate of Bentleyville High School, where he excelled in football, basketball and baseball.

He was a 1964 graduate of California State College, with a bachelor of science in elementary education and began his long career in the field of education.

Mr. Quattro was a sixth-grade math teacher in Bentworth School District for 34 years and touched many lives of the students he taught. He was also a very successful coach of both boys basketball and girls softball at Bentworth High School, winning many section titles. He coached two basketball teams to WPIAL runner-up positions.

In 1979, he was awarded the Washington County Coach of the Year for his many achievements.

Surviving are his beloved wife, Joanne Mihalek Quattro of Cokeburg; his mother, Mary Quattro of Bentleyville; two daughters, Jennifer Flynn (Patrick) of Scott Township and Janine Shirley (David) of Cranberry Township; a son, David Quattro (Danielle) of Deemston; his five grandchildren whom he adored, Katie and Emily Flynn, Austin and Madison Shirley and Evan Quattro; his three stepgrandchildren, Dillon Spencer, Dieon and Destinee Irey; and brother Gary Quattro of Hampton.

Mr. Quattro joins his father, Jack Quattro, in heaven and will be dearly missed by all those who loved him.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, where the rosary will be prayed at 2 p.m. by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 16, in Ave Maria Church, Bentleyville, with the Rev. Edward L. Yuhas as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Washington Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330.

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Dorothy L. Toland

Cameron, W.Va., resident

Dorothy L. “Dot” Toland, 70, of Cameron, W.Va., passed away peacefully Saturday, October 12, 2013, in her home surrounded by her loved ones.

A beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Interment will be private.

Arrangements are entrusted to Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, Moundsville, W.Va.

Agnes Tomcyk

Agnes Tomcyk, 86, of Strabane, died Sunday, October 13, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., Canonsburg. A complete obituary will be published when arrangements are finalized.

Christy Duran Yazevac

Christy Duran Yazevac, 36, of Burgettstown, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, October 13, 2013, in her home.

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



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