Obituaries Dec. 5
Published Dec 4, 2013 at 10:49 pm (Updated Dec 4, 2013 at 11:09 pm)
Lawrence M. Adams
Owner of Larry’s Paint and Body Shop
Lawrence M. Adams, 84, of Cedar Grove, died at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2013, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.
He was born July 23, 1929, in Wellsburg, W.Va., a son of the late John and Anna Katherine Bakan Adams.
Mr. Adams was employed as a coal miner for Valley Camp Coal Co. for 15 years. He was also the owner and operator of Larry’s Paint and Body Shop from 1960 to 2009 and Adams Tavern from 1962 to 1985, both of Cedar Grove.
He was a member of Avella Volunteer Fire Department, Brooke County Sportsmen Club and United Mine Workers of America. He sang in the Presidents of Harmony Barbershop Group and was an honorary member of the Red Hat Society. He also drove the bus for the Cross Creek Valley Senior Citizen Center and sang in their choir.
Mr. Adams was an avid golfer and loved to dance, play bingo, travel and trap shoot. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He had lived in Avella since 1936.
On July 8, 1950, he married his former wife, Dorothy R. Courtwright Adams of Cedar Grove, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Laurie (Keith) Leeper of Avella, Jackie (Jerald) Strope of Eldersville and Jerrie (Arthur) Foltz of Avella; a son, John D. Adams of Washington; seven grandchildren, Stephanie (Don) Bell, Peter (Jennifer) Strope, J. Keith Leeper II, Matthew (Katie) Leeper, Casey (Jason) Kettler, Arthur (Ashley) Foltz and Andrew Adams; five great-grandchildren, Tyler, Joshua, Joseph, Ryan and Lindsey; a brother, John N. (Alna) Adams of Midland; a half-sister, Katherine Sprute of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, are a sister, Della Walker, and stepmother Matilda Charlier Adams.
Friends and family will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday in Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home Inc., 18 Campbell Street, Avella, PA 15312, where services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, December 7. Burial will be in West Point Cemetery, Avella.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Creek Valley Senior Citizen Center, 28 Clark Avenue, Avella. Condolences may be expressed at www.stefkovichfuneralhome.com.
Betty L. Clelland
Betty L. Clelland, 87, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, December 4, 2013.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Behm Funeral Home Inc., Jefferson. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.
Frances Schipps Crawford
Member of First Lutheran Church
Frances Schipps Crawford, 85, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Eighty Four, died Sunday, December 1, 2013, with her family by her side.
She was born on March 6, 1928, in Houston, a daughter of the late George and Alverta Seik Schipps.
Mrs. Crawford was a member of First Lutheran Church in Washington and attended Grace Lutheran Church in St. Petersburg.
She enjoyed playing cards, gardening, crafting and especially spending time with her family.
On June 5, 1948, she married Walter “Dutch” Crawford Jr., who passed away January 7, 1982.
Mrs. Crawford was the past president of North Strabane Township Democratic Women’s Club and served as the regional director of district 17. She was a member of North Strabane Township Ladies Auxiliary, part of North Strabane Volunteer Fire Department and a member of North Strabane Parks and Recreation Board and Senior Get-together Club of Eighty Four.
Surviving are three daughters, Beth Ann (John) Elzer of Canonsburg, Tacy (Ron) Ross of Canonsburg and Kay (Craig) Allwardt of St. Petersburg, with whom she made her home; three sisters, Viola Fawn Montgomery of Florida, Clea Bailey Camus of Mississippi and Carrie (Ronald) Holmstrom of Oklahoma; four grandsons, Jarrod Ross (Elizabeth Sollon) of Canonsburg, Aaron Ross (Libby Link) of McDonald, Shane (Shelle) Elzer of Erie and Ryne Elzer of Canonsburg; two granddaughters, Cierra Allwardt of St. Petersburg and Cheyenne Allwardt (Travis Mills) of Maine; two great-granddaughters, Reese and Kenlee Elzer; a great-grandson, Christopher Mills; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to her husband and parents, are two granddaughters, Megan and Paige Ross and two brothers, Harold Schipps and Donsel Schipps.
A celebration of life will be held from 3 to 7 p.m., the time of service, Friday, December 6, with the Rev. Sue Petritis officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, PA, 15317, J. David Sollon, supervisor, Phillip L. Sollon, director.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in her name to Donnell House, Washington. Please visit www.sollon.com for additional information and to leave condolences.
Randall B. Glunt
Man of many talents
Randall B. Glunt, 78, of Washington, formerly of Houston, took his place in Heaven Wednesday, December 4, 2013.
He was born December 28, 1934, in Washington, the eldest son of the late Harry and Hilda Glunt.
Mr. Glunt was a graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School.
He was a man of many talents. He began working at a young age and excelled in upholstery and painting. His biggest success was Unique Waterbed, a company he built from the ground up.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 60 years, Faye Glunt; a son, Randall G. Glunt (Ruthie); a daughter, Lori Areford (Frank); five beautiful granddaughters, Dana Glunt, April Beatty (Dan), Alicia Shaw, Kristin Blosel (Chris) and Holly Anderson (Justin); and three wonderful great-grandchildren, Randall J. Beatty, Julia Sobocinski and Madison Beatty.
Mr. Glunt will be loved and missed by many. His greatest love in life was his family, especially his precious great-grandchildren.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no public viewing or service. The family will celebrate his life as he wished. Arrangements have been entrusted to McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, PA 15342. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at www.mcilvaine-speakman.com.
Army vet, avid sportsman
Elburn “Hoobie” Henderson, 89, died Friday, November 30, 2013, in his home.
He was born June 14, 1924, in Daybrook, W.Va., a son of James Dewey Henderson and Lovie Margaret Moore.
Mr. Henderson was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II. He was a member of American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175, Taylorstown American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 927.
He was employed at Metro Glass and Ball Glass as a hot end supervisor.
Mr. Henderson was an avid sportsman, who enjoyed hunting. He was a lifetime member of Anawanna Hunting and Fishing Club.
On August 15, 1964, he married Mabel Levers, who died January 15, 2007.
Surviving are two sons, Ronald K. (Frances) Henderson of Claysville and William J. (Katy) Henderson of Cleveland, Ohio; two stepsons, George Roger (Carol) Levers of Palm Meadows, Fla., and Harry (Elaine) Levers of Fortville, Ind.; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and will be sadly missed by his niece, Patty Wise.
Deceased are two sons, Jack and Bob Henderson; a stepson, Walt Levers; a brother, Titus Q. Henderson; and a sister, Nellie Ruth Jackson.
A graveside service will held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, December 7, in North Buffalo Cemetery, Washington. Arrangements are being handled by William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Military honors will be accorded by Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 of the American Legion. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Formerly of Washington
Dewey Hutton, 85, of Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly of Washington, died Friday, October 25, 2013.
He was born May 19, 1928, in Burgettsotwn, a son of C. Herbert and Helen Felch Hutton.
Mr. Hutton and his wife loved square dancing, which is what brought them to Zephyrhills. They were members of the Tourist Club of Zephyrhills
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army
Surviving are a sister, Juanita McCreight; a brother, Donald (Pat) Hutton; 10 nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews; and beloved friends, Carol and Ken Arnold and others.
Deceased is his wife, Betty.
Interment was held in National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.
Benjamin W. Jacobs Jr.
Active member of Calvary Church
Benjamin W. Jacobs Jr., 79, of Waynesburg, died Tuesday, December 3, 2013, in his home.
He was born May 8, 1934, in Morgan Township, a son of the late Benjamin W. Jacobs Sr. and Margaret Hoge Jacobs.
Mr. Jacobs was a 1952 graduate of Waynesburg High School.
He was a dairy farmer with his father until the age of 34, when he began working in the coal mines. He worked as a coal miner at several mines, with the last being Gateway Coal Company. After working in coal mines, he owned and operated Ben’s Courier Service for 20 years. He sold the courier service but continued to work as a dispatcher for four more years, until his declining health prevented him from continuing.
Mr. Jacobs was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lippencott, where he was a former deacon and choir member. He was also a member of United Mine Workers of America.
On July 1, 1955, he married Audrey Bise, who survives.
Also surviving are four daughters, Wendy S. Jacobs of Waynesburg, Judy L. Carrico of New Freeport, Malvine A. Litten of Stow, Ohio, and Jennifer J. Casale and husband Thomas of Stow; three grandchildren, Brandon J. Kotarsky, Jack H. Litten III and Audrey M. Litten; and a sister, Emily J. Montgomery of Jeanette.
Deceased are a son, Benjamin W. Jacobs III, and two sisters, Martha J. Pollock and Mary Ellen Morris.
Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, December 6, in Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 7, with the Rev. Nick Bardo officiating. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township. Condolences may be expressed at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.
Sharon L. Leonard
Sharon L. Leonard, 55, of Waynesburg, died at 8:41 a.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2013, in Hope Hospice House North, Cape Coral, Fla.
She was born Thursday, March 6, 1958, in Waynesburg, a daughter of Evelyn Leonard Stevens of Waynesburg.
Also surviving are her stepfather, James Stevens of Waynesburg; her boyfriend, Brent Porterfield of Waynesburg; a sister, Kim Dulaney of Pittsburgh; two brothers, James (Alison) Stevens of Richeyville and Brandon (Kyle) Stevens of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Leonard was a lifelong resident of Greene County.
She was affiliated with First Christian Church in Waynesburg. She was a member of Waynesburg Eagles Club Aerie 598.
Mrs. Leonard enjoyed roller skating and cooking.
At one time, she had worked at the former Greene County Memorial Hospital in Waynesburg, as a secretary.
Deceased is a son, Jamie Ray Yoders.
At the request of the family, there will be no public visitation or service. Private burial will be held in Oakmont Cemetery, Waynesburg. Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370, are in charge of arrangements. Information is available at www.milliken-throckmortonfh.com.
Victor Frank Lipari
Loved singing, playing guitar
Victor Frank Lipari, 49, of Canonsburg, died unexpectedly Tuesday, December 3, 2013, in his home.
He was born May 26, 1964, in Washington, a son of Joyce Pearce Lipari (Terry Frantz) of Canonsburg and the late Victor Lipari.
Mr. Lipari was a graduate of Canon-McMillan High School and the Pittsburgh Institute of Culinary Arts.
He was last employed at Washington County Health Center, where he left due to declining health.
Mr. Lipari was a loving father, son, brother and uncle. He was known to his family and friends as a giving, kind and caring person. He once picked up a hitchhiker in the cold weather and gave him the coat off his back.
He loved cooking for his daughter and his family and friends. His passion was his music. He loved singing and playing his guitar. He made several CDs and was in several bands throughout his life.
Mr. Lipari was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2026, Polish National Union and French Club.
He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, a daughter, Dayja Lipari of Canonsburg; a brother, P.J. (Phillip) Lipari of Canonsburg; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Deceased, in addition to his father, are paternal grandparents Samuel and Angaline Lipari and maternal grandparents Earnest and Eva Pearce.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, Phillip L. Sollon, director, where services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, December 7, with the Rev. Steve Parkhill officiating. Please visit www.sollon.com for additional information and to view and leave condolences.
Cecil E. Moninger
WWII Army veteran
Cecil E. Moninger, 94, of Greensburg, formerly of Holiday Park, died peacefully Tuesday, December 3, 2013, in Excela Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg.
He was born May 12, 1919, in Aleppo Township, Greene County, a son of John W. and Audrey Spragg Moninger.
Mr. Moninger retired as a district foreman from Consolidated Natural Gas Co. with 40 years of service.
He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.
Mr. Moninger was a longtime member of Christ Lutheran Church in Holiday Park.
He was an avid gardener and hunter. He very much enjoyed woodworking and spent many hours in his woodshop creating beautiful and unique treasures, which he shared with others.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, are his beloved wife of 42 years, Nancy M. Kirkpatrick Moninger and beloved daughter Dianna Lynne Kane.
Mr. Moninger will be greatly missed by his loving family.
Surviving are a son, Jason E. (Sue Kennedy) Moninger of Greensburg; a sister, Betty (Richard) Haley of Manor; an aunt, Margaret Moninger of Aleppo Township; two grandchildren, Remington and Hope; and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Vaia Funeral Home Inc., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 7, with Pastor Steven J. Myers of Christ Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will follow in Eastview Union Cemetery, Delmont.
To send expressions of sympathy, obtain grief support information or directions, please visit www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
Member of Holy Rosary Church
Elizabeth “Lesa” O’Hare, 83, of Muse, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, December 3, 2013, in UPMC-Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh, with her family by her side.
She was born August 19, 1930, in Avella, a daughter of the late Sam and Natalina Panone Bernardi.
Mrs. O’Hare lived most of her life in Muse, where she was a member of Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, the Christian Mothers and Guild and served as a greeter at Mass for many years.
Prior to her retirement, she had been employed for 20 years as a nurse’s aide at the former Western Center.
Mrs. O’Hare was a graduate of Cecil High School, was a devoted homemaker, avid cook and especially enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of Muse Senior Citizens and the Ladies Auxiliaries of Muse Independent Club and Muse Volunteer Fire Department.
On February 24, 1951, she married Donald E. O’Hare, who passed away July 17, 1992.
Surviving are two sons, pastor Donald (Joan) O’Hare and Patrick J. (P.J.) O’Hare at home; three daughters, Kathleen (David) Nackoul of Canonsburg and Lisa (Larry A.) Zofchak and Corinne O’Hare, both of Muse; a brother, Tony (Theresa) Bernardi of Muse; seven grandchildren, Kelly (Adam) Dunn, Katie (Scott) Bowers, Lauren (Brian) Erney, Lindsey and Derek Zofchak and David and Michael Nackoul; three great-grandchildren, Caleb Bacon and Reagan and Grant Dunn; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, are two sisters, Mary DeFelice and Antoinette Kacvinsky, and a brother, Geno Bernardi.
Friends are welcome from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, where departing prayers will be recited at 9:20 a.m. Saturday, December 7, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Muse, with the Rev. George T. DeVille, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. The Christian Mothers and Guild of Holy Rosary Church will recite the rosary at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Mothers and Guild c/o Holy Rosary Church, P.O. Box 447 Muse, PA 15350. To view or extend condolences please visit www.salandrafunerals.com.
Kathleen E. Pasquinelli
Member of St. Francis Church
Kathleen E. Pasquinelli, 68, of Finleyville, died Tuesday, December 3, 2013, in her home.
She was born November 18, 1945, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late James and Lena Eyring Barrett.
Mrs. Pasquinelli was a homemaker and was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Finleyville.
Surviving are her husband, Paul Pasquinelli Sr.; two sons, Paul “Pepe” Pasquinelli Jr. of Finleyville and James “Jim” Pasquinelli of Pittsburgh; four daughters, Lena Lesko and husband Rick of Bridgeville, Michelle Dillon and husband Joe of Philadelphia, Candace Krnich and husband Jason of Imperial and Cara Pasquinelli of Flagler Beach, Fla.; a brother, Robert Barrett of Saltsburg; a sister, Patricia Daube of Castle Shannon; two grandchildren, Layne Lesko and Kenzie Krnich; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased is a brother, Jimmy Barrett.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Kegel Funeral Home Inc., Tim P. Kegel, supervisor, 3560 Washington Avenue, Finleyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 7, in St. Francis Church, Finleyville, with the Rev. Robert J. Boyle, as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Anne Cemetery, Castle Shannon.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Building Fund, 3609 Washington Avenue, Finleyville, PA 15332.
Sophie Pappas Pavan
Sophie Pappas Pavan, 86, a resident of Wyngate Senior Living Community, formerly of Burgettstown, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013, in the Weirton Medical Center, W.Va.
She was born October 13, 1927, in Burgettstown, a daughter of the late Frank Sr. and Besse Pavalakis Pappas.
A 1945 graduate of Union High School in Burgettstown, she was an active member of Burgettstown Area Senior Citizens Association.
Mrs. Pavan enjoyed playing cards in numerous card clubs with her friends and bingo.
On April 1, 1956, she and her husband founded and owned Burgettstown Auto Parts, which is still family-owned and operated. She also worked as a bookkeeper for Pappas Lumber in Burgettstown.
Surviving are three sons, Philip Pavan and wife Cynthia of Harmon Creek, Bryan Pavan and wife Joni of Burgettstown and Gregg Pavan and wife Kristi of Burgettstown; a daughter, Marsha Scolaro and husband Frank of Parker, Colo.; nine grandchildren, Tara and Jared Pavan, Tyler and Bryan Pavan Jr., Brittany Porter, Alexandra Picardi and Taylor, Molly and Tomi Pavan; a great-grandson, Kai Porter; three brothers, Dr. George Pappas of Colorado, Frank Pappas of Texas and Harry Pappas of Burgettstown; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Henry J. Pavan, who passed away March 29, 1986 and three brothers, Bill Pappas, Tony Pappas and Charlie Pappas Sr.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Lee and Martin Funeral Home, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 7. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Burgettstown.
If so desired, memorial donations may be made in her memory to Burgettstown Senior Citizens Center, 200 Senior Way, Burgettstown, PA 15021.
Phillip D. Robinson
Phillip D. Robinson, 63, of Walnut Hill, Dilliner, died unexpectedly Monday, December 2, 2013, in his home.
He was born September 24, 1950, in Morgantown, W.Va., a son of Kay and Myrle Allum Robinson of Dilliner.
Mr. Robinson had formerly worked in maintenance at West Virginia University Hospitals and later at Lakeview Country Club, both in Morgantown.
He was a longtime member of FOE 1932 in Point Marion.
Mr. Robinson and attended Christian Life Center in Old Frame.
Surviving, in addition to his loving parents, a son, Phillip David Robinson Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn.; two brothers, Richard Robinson and wife Judy and Eric Robinson, all of Dilliner; and his best friend, Louie Strosnider of Dilliner.
Deceased is a son, John Robinson.
He also leaves behind his faithful companion, Mollie.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and until 11 a.m., the time of service, Saturday, December 7, in Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, with the Rev. Stoney Cottrell officiating. Interment will follow in Wolf’s Cemetery, Dilliner. www.herod-rishel.com