Obituaries Oct. 18

October 17, 2013

Ann Andy

Member of Immaculate Conception Church

Ann Andy, 97, of Washington, died Thursday, October 17, 2013, in Southminster Place of Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington, with her family by her bedside.

She was born December 13, 1915, in San Pietro, Italy, a daughter of the late Rosario and Caroline Vadacchino Zaccaria.

Mrs. Andy arrived at Ellis Island, New York, Christmas Day in 1919, at the age of four. One of the happiest and proudest moments of her long life was when she was granted U.S. citizenship. She enjoyed the music, language, culture and heritage of her native Italy.

She was the last of her immediate family and was a longtime member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Washington.

Surviving are two daughters, Connie (John) Marano and Carol Ann (Leonard) Koupiaris, both of Washington; five grandchildren, John “Jay” Marano Jr., Jordan Koupiaris, Holly Ann (Mike) Innamorato, Nicole Koupiaris and Benjamin John Andy; two great-grandchildren, Marley Jo Andy and Giovanni Innamorato; and many nieces and nephews.

Deceased are her husband, Bennie Andy, who died in 1990; a son, John B. Andy, in 1990; an infant daughter; three sisters, Frances Gaulteri, Mickelina Catherine and Filemena Colosi; and two brothers, Stefano and Steve Zaccaria.

Friends will be received from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday in Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington. A funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, October 21, in Immaculate Conception Church, 135 West Chestnut Street, Washington, with the Rev. William Feeney as celebrant. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be directed to Presbyterian SeniorCare’s “SeniorCare Fund”, 880 South Main Street, Washington, 15301, Immaculate Conception Church at the above address, or a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be expressed and photos uploaded at Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor, and Lawrence K. Donovan, funeral director

David Edward Bennington

David Edward Bennington, 73, of Washington, died Wednesday, October 16, 2013, in Consulate Health Care, Canonsburg.

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

Robert B. Dehls

U.S. Army Air Force veteran

Robert B. Dehls, 88, of McMurray, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 16, 2013, in Paramount Senior Living, Peters Township.

He was born December 22, 1924, in Vincennes, Ind., a son of the late Tony and Daisy Dehls.

Mr. Dehls was the beloved husband of Joyce Epperson Dehls for 67 years; loving father of David (Ruby) of San Antonio, Texas, Jean Epperson, Mark (Cindy) and Susan (Tim) Coy of Paragould, Ark.; cherished grandfather of Joy (Brad) Chapin, Malinda (Brandon) Haney, Chad (Sabrina) Epperson, Scott Epperson, Sumner Coy, Mason Coy and Sarah Dehls; great-grandfather of Kaitlyn Corder, Alexis Epperson, Lainie Epperson, Cannon Haney and Hope Haney; and dear brother of the late Merle June Dehls, the late NB Dehls, Tony Eugene Dehls and Gary Dehls. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran and a graduate of Purdue University.

Mr. Dehls worked at Koppers for 37 years and held various positions around the Unitd States. In 1974, he moved to Peters Township and retired in 1987 as vice president of sales. While employed with Koppers, he assisted in the development of and holds a patent for an improved highway-grade railroad crossing.

He spent his life serving his church and his community. He was a founding member of the Retired Reserves at Center Presbyterian Church, where he also served as elder, trustee and was a long time member of the Chancel Choir.

Mr. Dehls was an avid golfer and, during his retirement, he made golf clubs as a hobby.

Friends are welcome from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday in Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-260-5546. Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 21, in Center Presbyterian Church, 255 Center Church Road, McMurray. Everyone is asked to please meet at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to The MSA Coalition at or Center Presbyterian Church Music Program.

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Elizabeth Ann Legeza DuBart

A memorial service will be held for Elizabeth Ann Legeza DuBart, who passed away September 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 20, in Melenyzer-DuBarr Funeral Home, 825 Fallowfield Avenue, Charleroi.

James Timothy Faris

Washington resident enjoyed hunting & fishing

James Timothy Faris, 54, of Washington, died unexpectedly Thursday, October 17, 2013, in Washington Hospital.

He was born August 16, 1959, in Washington, D.C., a son of the late James Robert and Lina Diegelmann Faris.

After high school graduation, Mr. Faris attended machinist school for two years. He worked as a machinist at Miller Cetrifugal Casting, Cecil Township.

He was a member of Friendship Community Church and Sons of the American Legion in Marianna.

Mr. Faris enjoyed hunting and fishing.

On December 2, 1989, he married Amy Randolph, who survives.

Also surviving are a son, James Faris; two daughters, Brittany Faris and Jamie Faris, all of Washington; a sister, Ruth Peacock of Atlanta, Ga.; and a grandson, Neil Campbell.

Deceased is a sister, Gladys “Loni” Kozdra.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in William G. Neal Funeral Home Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A memorial service will be held at noon Monday, October 21, in Friendship Community Church, Washington, with the Rev. Rick Bruckner officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to

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Betty J. Flick


Betty J. Flick, 79, of Brownsville, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2013, in Country Care Manor, Fayette City.

She was born May 10, 1934, in Centerville, a daughter of the late George H. and Elizabeth V. Pirt.

Mrs. Flick was a member of South Brownsville United Methodist Church.

Deceased are two sisters, Grace Glagola and Donna Frisco; and a brother, George Pirt.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Ernest Flick; two daughters, Becky Ulery and husband Larry of LaBelle and Cherrie Rastoka and husband Dominick of Bentleyville; two granddaughters, Michelle Bennett and Nicole Gregg; a great-grandson, Isayah Lee; seven sisters and two brothers, Hannah Stevens, Sarah Parsons, Martha Cumashot, Patricia Dunseath, Mary Jane Black, Wanda Williams, Roberta Dugan, Gerald Pirt, and Joseph Pirt.

Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Skirpan Funeral Home, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, and until 1 p.m. Monday, October 21, when a funeral service will be held with Pastor Jay Polowsky officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park.

Helen L. Kundly

Retired Connellsville, Mount Pleasant teacher

Helen L. Kundly, 83, of Greensburg, formerly of Indian Head, died Monday, October 14, 2013, in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg.

She was born April 7, 1930, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late John L. and Margaret A. Traugh Smith.

Mrs. Kundly was a graduate of Waynesburg College and was a retired teacher, having been employed by Connellsville and Mount Pleasant area school districts.

She was a former member of the Rebekah Lodge and several bowling leagues.

Surviving are a daughter, Diane Horner and husband Thomas of Bobtown; six grandchildren, Michael Kundly and wife Sheena and their child Gage, Stephanie Kundly, Thomas H. Horner III, Lacie Kundly White and her children Brody and Jackson, Madison Lantz Gilroy and Mia Lantz Gilroy; two sisters, Margaret Higuera of Bobtown and Marlene Cairns of Donegal; an aunt, Mabel Kantorik of Acme; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, deceased are her husband, Joseph Kundly; a son, Joel Kundly; a daughter, Tonya Kundly; a grandson, Joseph Hoffer; and a niece, Terri Higuera.

There will be no public viewing. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside gathering at 11 a.m. Monday, October 21, in Porch Cemetery, Donegal Township. All arrangements are under the direction of Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 406 E. Washington St., Mount Pleasant. To sign the guest registry, please visit

Kerma Pauline Nordyke

Enjoyed music and traveling

Kerma Pauline Nordyke, 108, passed away peacefully Monday, October 14, 2013, with her family by her side.

She was born and raised in Coshocton, Ohio, and was a resident of Carmichaels and Waynesburg for many years prior to moving to Friendship Village 26 years ago.

Mrs. Nordyke was the widow of Donald C. Minor, Albert Hoge and Jack Nordyke.

Also deceased is her eldest daughter, Marilyn Strickland.

Surviving are her children, Dr. Robert B. Minor (Janice), Donna J. Carroll (John), Helen D. Ashley and the Rev. John C. Minor (Patricia); 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She taught kindergarten through third grade for 30 years.

Mrs. Nordyke enjoyed music and traveling.

Her love of teaching children, reading and her faith in God sustained her throughout her long life.

Friends are welcome from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of service, Saturday, October 19, in Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-941-3211. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Waynesburg College Scholarship Fund, Waynesburg, or Westminster Presbyterian Endowment Fund, 2040 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241. Please add or view tributes at

William Lee Stewart

Former owner & operator of House Doctors

William “Bill” Lee Stewart, 71, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2013, in Wheeling Hospital.

He was born November 17, 1941, in Wheeling, a son of the late Howard and Doris Stewart.

Mr. Stewart was the former owner and operator of House Doctors, a former employee of the Ohio Coal and Construction Corp., Warwood Armature Repair Co. and Wonder Bakery.

He was past president for the Warwood Lions Club.

In addition to his parents, deceased are a sister, Charlotte, and two brothers, Jacob and Michael.

Surviving are four children, Christie of Tampa, Fla., Lisa McCloskey and husband Scott, Greg and wife Jodi and Doug and wife Lisa, all of Wheeling. Also surviving are a brother, Jeff; four sisters, Joanie, Jeanie, Jackie and Janice; and six wonderful grandchildren, Amber, Logan, Eli, Sydnie, Carly and Jacob.

There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 10 a.m. Monday, October 21, in St. Paul’s Evangelical Church, 3741 Wood Street, Wheeling, with the Rev. Mark A. Zelewicz Sr. officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Kepner Funeral Home, 3545 Jacob Street, South Wheeling, W.Va.

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