Obituaries Oct. 30

October 29, 2013

Donald Roy Anderson

Owner of Computer Essentials

Donald Roy Anderson, 67, of Carnegie, formerly of West Alexander, died October 28, 2013, in UPMC-Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born September 2, 1946, in Washington, a son of the late Donald Lloyd Anderson and Helen Anderson Bonar of West Alexander.

Mr. Anderson was a 1964 graduate of McGuffey High School. He attended Vale Tech in Blairsville, and later Bailey Tech in St. Louis, Mo.

In the late 1960s, he played semi-professional football for the Washington Generals.

Mr. Anderson worked for Sears, Roebuck and Co. in Pittsburgh for 20 years, in the appliance and automotive sections. He and his wife were the owners and operators of Computer Essentials.

He enjoyed traveling, fishing in Yellowstone River and downhill skiing. Mr. Anderson loved his family, friends and his dogs.

On April 27, 1985, he married Rebecca Jane Roupe, who survives.

Also surviving are three brothers, Robert (Joyce) Anderson of Washington, Charles (Cindy) Anderson of Claysville and James (Anna) Anderson of Columbus, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Deceased, in addition to his father, is his stepfather, Chester Bonar.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Hummell and Jones Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, Thomas W. Hummell, supervisor, Douglas M. Jones, funeral director, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, November 1. Interment will follow in Claysville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to CORE, 204 Sigma Drive. Pittsburgh, PA 15238.

Messages of condolence may be left online at

Linda Sue Buttermore

Enjoyed gardening, crafting and baking

Linda Sue Buttermore, 62, of Lone Pine, passed away peacefully with her daughter by her side, October 15, 2013, in her home after a long battle with cancer.

She was born May 9, 1951, to Virginia Joy Leech Buttermore of Charleroi and the late Robert Edward Buttermore.

Ms. Buttermore was a 1969 graduate of the former Monongahela High School and grew up in the Mon Valley area. She later moved to Washington, where she worked for the magistrate for over 15 years, retiring in 1996.

She enjoyed gardening, crafting and baking things with her daughter, Breanne Buttermore, of whom she was a loving mother.

Surviving are a sister, Karen Smith; half-brother Wade Buttermore; adopted daughter Nicole Paul; longtime friends, Anita Nester and Regina McCarty; and many adopted sons and daughters who helped to fill her life with joy.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Cremation and Funeral Care, 724-260-5546. Please view the family’s guest book at

Loretta Cheek

Enjoyed crocheting, raising flowers, cooking and music

Loretta Cheek, 80, of Waynesburg, formerly of Aleppo Township, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday, October 28, 2013, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va., following a brief illness. She will be sadly missed by her many friends.

She was born May 8, 1933, in Ryerson Station, Richhill Township, Greene County, a daughter of the late Harold Edward and Edith Evelyn Phillips Cunningham.

She resided in Aleppo Township for 42 years, prior to moving to Waynesburg in April 2012.

Mrs. Cheek attended the former Center Township High School in Rogersville and attended Waynesburg Bible Chapel in Waynesburg.

She served as a notary in Aleppo for 25 years, a judge of elections in Aleppo for four years, and was a caretaker for the elderly for 33 years, prior to retiring in 2012.

She enjoyed crocheting, raising flowers and cooking and loved music.

On November 3, 1952, she married Wylie Franklin Cheek Sr., who died July 1, 2006.

Surviving are four daughters, Sharon, wife of Dennis Blouir, and Jackie, wife of Chuck Stoneking, both of Holbrook, Dee, wife of Tink Eisiminger, of Prosperity and Lori, wife of Jim Cowie, of Greensboro; two sons, Richard, husband of Candy Cheek and Wylie F. Cheek Jr., husband of Terry Cheek, both of Wind Ridge; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a sister, Patricia, wife of Bill Phillips, of Ruff Creek; a brother, Bobbie, husband of Debbie Cunningham of Chisolm, Minn.; three stepsisters, Edis Hamilton of Moundsville, W.Va., Cathy Tustin of Rocklick, W.Va., and Joyce, wife of Fred Fryman, of Martins Ferry, Ohio; a step-brother, Roger, husband of Mary Cunningham of Cameron, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, are a daughter, Wyletta Stewart; a granddaughter, Kalah Cheek; and a brother, Phillip Cunningham.

Friends will be received from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, November 1. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Richhill Township, Greene County.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the donor’s local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Family and friends may view the obituary, send condolences and flowers at

George Cizmek

George Cizmek, 97, of Bentleyville, died unexpectedly Monday, October 28, 2013.

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

Anna Marie Grant

Anna Marie Grant, 95, of Slovan, died Tuesday, October 29, 2013, in Washington County Health Center.

Arrangements are incomplete and in the care of Taucher Funeral Home, Burgettstown. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.

Donald W. Nice


Donald W. Nice, 61, of Midway, died Monday, October 28, 2013, in his home.

He was born December 3, 1951, in Midway, a son of the late Raymer and Gertrude Fehl Nice.

Mr. Nice was a manager for Quick Fill in Burgettstown. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, baseball, playing horseshoes and metal detecting.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane Was Nice of Midway; daughters Tracy Nice Kessler and Bobbie (James McAffe) Nice, both of Midway; grandson Trevor Kessler; and many nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, are brothers Raymer Nice Jr. and Gary Nice; sister Katherine Gedman; and son-in-law, Michael Kessler.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., the time of service, Friday, November 1, in Thomas-Little Funeral Service Inc., 106 St. John Street, Midway. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

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Corbit P. Scarff

Purple Heart recipient loved family time

Corbit P. Scarff, 93, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Washington died Sunday, October 27, 2013, in Vincentian Home, Pittsburgh.

He was born October 15, 1920, in Braxton County, W.Va., a son of the late Charles O. and Emma Handschumaker Scarff.

Mr. Scarff was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving with Company A of the 302nd Infantry. He was involved in battles in Northern France and the Rhineland. For his service, he was awarded the Purple Heart, European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Service Medal with two Campaign Stars and the Good Conduct Medal.

For 45 years, he worked as a truck driver for Gregg Inc. of Eighty Four.

Mr. Scarff was a member of Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Washington, where he served as a lay minister, taught Bible study and Sunday school. He read the Bible every day.

He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather, and loved spending time with his family.

On June 21, 1942, he married Thelma Fay Coneby Scarff, who died September 30, 2010.

Surviving are seven children, Bonnie R. Gilbert (Tom) of Canonsburg, Phyllis F. Pritt (Jim) of New Salem, Dana W. Scarff (Linda) of Eighty Four, Denise E. Penberthy (Jim) of Surprise, Ariz., Corliss L. Julian (Joseph) of Pittsburgh, Gary R. Scarff (Barbara) of Bose, Idaho, and Rhonda L. Scarff of Wexford; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to his parents and wife, are a grandson, Brian K. Scarff; a brother, Dana Scarff; and five sisters, Opal Franks, Agnes Decker, Annabel Quillen, Clarabel Seamen and Elizabeth Harmon.

Mr. Scarff was the last of his immediate family.

Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 31, with Pastor Mark Edwards officiating. Interment will follow in Scenery Hill Cemetery, Scenery Hill. Military rites will be accorded graveside by the Hancock-McCune-Horne American Legion Post 705, Centerville.

An online guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at

Merle L. Shaffer

U.S. Steel Corp. retiree

Merle L. Shaffer, 78, of Carmichaels, died at 11:05 p.m. Monday, October 28, 2013, in his home.

He was born October 19, 1935, in Jenners, Somerset County, a son of the late Lloyd David and Pearl E. Emmert Shaffer.

Mr. Shaffer resided in Greene County most of his life and worked at U.S. Steel Corp. Robena Mine for 32 years, retiring May 20, 1997.

He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local 4321, a social member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491 and a member of the Slavonic Club in Crucible.

On May 15, 1954, he married Pearl E. Clark, who died November 10, 2005.

Surviving are three sons, Merle E. Shaffer of Carmichaels, Lloyd R. Shaffer and his wife, Annetta, of Carmichaels and Ricky L. Shaffer and his wife, Joy, of Masontown; a daughter, Vicky L. Shaffer Novak and her husband, Jeff, of Greensboro; six grandchildren, David Matthew Shaffer, Brandi Lynn Shaffer Merritt, Lloyd Russell Shaffer III, Garrett Phillips, Kristi Shaffer Breakiron and Justin McCann; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Ronald E. Shaffer of Carmichaels; four sisters, Janet Gnagy and her husband, Homer, Mary E. Shaffer Hoffman, Arlene DeArmitt and Nancy Shaffer Vanscoy, all of Somerset; a son-in-law, Dave Phillips of Mt. Morris; and several nieces and nephews.

A daughter, Darlene F. Shaffer Phillips, died in November 2009.

Family and friends are welcome from 4 to 8 p.m., the time of service, Friday, November 1, in Yoskovich Funeral Home, Martin J. Yoskovich, funeral director, 300 South Vine Street, Route 88, Carmichaels. The Rev. Harold O. Kelley will officiate.

For additional information and to sign the online guest book, please visit

Lindsey H. Stewart

World War II veteran

Lindsey H. “Red” Stewart, 91, of Claysville, died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 29, 2013, in Southmont of Presbyterian SeniorCare in Washington.

He was born August 4, 1922, in Claysville, a son of the late Frank F. and Hester E. Grimes Stewart.

He resided in the Claysville area all his life and was a graduate of the former Claysville High School.

Mr. Stewart was a member of Claysville United Methodist Church.

He was a veteran of World War II, where he served with the U.S. Army as a private first class with Company M, 242nd Rainbow Infantry Division, in Central Europe, Ardennes and Rhineland. He was awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

Mr. Stewart was employed as a moldmaker at the former Hazel Atlas Glass Plant No. 1 in Washington for 15 years. He was last employed as a rural route mail carrier at the Claysville Post Office for 29 years, prior to retiring in 1984.

He was a life member of Claysville American Legion Post 639, a member of the D.A.V. in Washington and the National Rural Letter Carriers Association.

On August 2, 1941, he married Grace V. “Jean” Stout, who died October 19, 2006.

Surviving are two sons, William H., husband of Jane Stewart, of Rockford, Ill., and James R. “Bob”, husband of Joan Stewart, of Washington; a daughter, Margaret J. “Peg” Stewart of Claysville; four grandchildren, Debra, Bradley and Kevin Stewart and Angelia Zullo; five great-grandchildren, Makenna and Saige Zullo, and Sidney, Tanner and Lauren Stewart; one half-brother, Wade, husband of Louise Stewart, of Claysville; three half-sisters, Linda, wife of Art Nemeth of Washington, Cheryl Nemeth and Bonnie, wife of Paul Durilla, both of Claysville; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to his wife and parents, are a grandson, Scott Stewart; a stepmother, Leah Miller Stewart; and three brothers, Frank F. Jr., Wayne and Robert Stewart.

At the request of the family, there will be no public services. Interment will be private in West Finley Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville.

Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences at

Sam Telegraphis

St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church member

Sam “Simo” Telegraphis, 78, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, October 29, 2013, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born May 21, 1935, in Monessen, a son of Thomas and Irene Tzazella Telegraphis.

Mr. Telegraphis had worked at the former Combustion Engineering in Monongahela, Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel and then retired in 2000 as a custodian for the Ringgold School District.

A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Monessen.

Mr. Telegraphis enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, watching the Steelers and Pirates play, going to flea markets, planting flowers, gardening and going to the Y.M.C.A. in the mornings.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Sandra Fenwick Telegraphis, whom he married May 6, 1962; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert and Kathy Telegraphis and Brian Telegraphis, all of Monongahela; three grandchildren, Cody, Alaina and Adam Telegraphis; a sister, Kula Telegraphis of Monessen; a twin brother, Steve Telegraphis of Lordstown, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

He also leaves behind his dog, Cassie.

Deceased are two brothers, Alfonso and Anthony Telegraphis; and a sister, Mary Telegraphis.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Marshall Marra Funeral Home, 216 Chess Street, Monongahela, 724-258-6767,, where a Trisagion service will be held at 7:30 p.m. A Trisagion service will begin at 9:15 a.m. Friday, November 1, in the funeral home, followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. in St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, Monessen, with Fr. Joseph DiStefano. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.



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