Obituaries Feb. 10

February 9, 2014

Harry Bozick

Retired UMWA miner

Harry “Mike” Bozick, 86, of Waynesburg, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014, in Rolling Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation, Waynesburg, after a brief illness.

He was born March 21, 1927, in German Township, Fayette County, a son of Ruby and Michael Bozick.

Mr. Bozick was married to Gloria Thorson Bozick from October 30, 1948, until her death in 2004.

He was an avid football fan.

Mr. Bozick was proud of his service in the U.S. Army during World War II, and his many years of work as a coal miner for Gateway Coal Co.

He was Methodist.

Surviving are children Michael (Amy) Bozick of Marianna, Pamela Karolewics Riggenbach of Waynesburg and Ted J. Bozick of Virginia; grandchildren Thomas (Tionne) Karolewics, John (Caren) Karolewics, Brandy Karolewics, Adam Karolewics, Tasha (Gavin) Todd and Ted Bozick Jr.; five great-grandchildren; siblings Mildred (Andrew) Basista, Rose Buchan, John Bozick, Katherine Stol, and Joann Sidgreaves; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to his wife and parents, are siblings Dorothy Bozick, Helen Ulicne and Stella Dean.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 to 11 a.m., the time of service, Wednesday, February 12, in Frank Burkus Funeral Home, 26 Mill Street, Millsboro, PA 15348, with the Rev. Thomas Lyn officiating.

John Bulboff Jr.

Coast Guard veteran

John Bulboff Jr., 83, of Monongahela, died Saturday, February 8, 2014, in Laurel Ridge Center, Uniontown.

He was born May 4, 1930, in Pittsburgh, a son of John “Buffalo” and Betty Palangio Bulboff.

For numerous years, he had resided in Florida and North Carolina, before moving back to Pennsylvania.

Mr. Bulboff was a plumber, retiring in 2000 from S&S Mechanical in Statesville, N.C.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Monongahela.

Mr. Bulboff was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, serving during the Korean War.

He was a former member of American Legion Post 377 in California.

Surviving are a son, John Bulboff and wife Julie of Coal Center; a granddaughter, Fallon Bulboff; and a sister, Connie Bartolotta of Monongahela.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Jo Ann Mellor Bulboff, who died October 7, 1995, and a sister, Audrey Weltz.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, with the Rev. Gerald Demarest officiating. Entombment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 630 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.

Condolences may be made to the family at

Kathleen Dulaney

Loved spending time with grandchildren

Kathleen Dulaney, 63, of Colliers, W.Va., died Thursday, February 6, 2014, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

She was born July 6, 1950, in Madera, Calif., a daughter of the late Lawrence “Larry” and Rosemary Mendoza.

Mrs. Dulaney was a graduate of Madera High School and earned a master’s degree in nursing.

She worked at various hospitals, while traveling with her husband in the military. She most recently worked at St. Agnes Hospital in California.

Mrs. Dulaney enjoyed volunteering with Veterans of Foreign Wars, especially for fundraisers to help disabled veterans. She coached her children’s softball teams from the time they were six years old until 18. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, as well as her dogs.

In August 1968, she married Kinsey Dulaney, in Madera, with whom she shared more than 45 years of marriage.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are three children, Kimberly (Tony) Marqardt of Bakersfield, Calif., Sean (Kimberly) Dulaney of San Francisco, Calif, and Sarah (Bradley) Bohnisch of Madera; a sister, Janice Jones of Fresno, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday in Nichol Funeral Home, 1873 East Maiden Street, Washington. Private services will be held at the family’s convenience.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Disabled Veterans of America at, or Disabled Veterans of America VA Regional Office, 1000 Liberty Avenue, Room 1606, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. A guest book may be signed at

David L. Kinsey

Beloved husband, loving father

The Rev. David L. Kinsey, 76, died Thursday, February 6, 2014.

He was the beloved husband of Peg; loving father of Laura (Ed) Stabell, Leslie Foley and David F. Kinsey; brother of Susanne (Rodger) Hollaway and the late Jayne Kinsey; and grandfather of six.

The Rev. Kinsey, 33rd degree of Pittsburgh, served as Potentate of Syria Shrine in 2006. He was chaplain emeritus of Syria and additionally served as chaplain of Mid Atlantic Shrine Association, imperial chaplain and grand chaplain of Pennsylvania. In 1958, at the age of 22, Noble Kinsey was made master mason in South Hills Lodge 761.

He was a graduate of University of Pittsburgh, while stationed in Fort Hood, Texas.

The Rev. Kinsey received his 32nd degree April 24, 1965. On this day, he became a Shriner. When he returned to Pittsburgh, he transferred his Scottish Rite membership to the Valley of Pittsburgh and his Shrine membership to Syria. On July 7, 2010, he was named “Shriner of the Year of North America.” He was a member of the South Hills Masonic Lodge 761, Valley of Pittsburgh, Syria Shrine, Knights Templar, Royal Order of Scotland, Caravan 2, 4, 18 and 20, Jester’s Court 2 and Three Rivers Clan 53. In 2000, he received his 33rd degree.

He returned to Pittsburgh July 1969 when he and his father purchased Moorhead Electrical Machinery Corp. He operated the business as president of Kinsey Electric Inc. in Oakdale. In 1972, he began his studies which would lead him to his ordination as a priest in 1978. He retired from St. Thomas Episcopal Church in 1994, having served the congregation for 25 years. He served the congregation in conjunction with operating Kinsey Electric. In 1985, he was named “Clergy Person of the Year.” After retiring from full-time ministry, he received a citation of achievement from the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. On February 5, 2012, he was called to serve as priest at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in McKeesport.

Friends are welcome from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in William Slater II Funeral Service, 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, in St. Paul Episcopal Church, Mt. Lebanon. Please meet at the church. Interment will be private. Bethel Park Lodge 761, F&AM will hold a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Syria Shrine Roadrunners, 1877 Shriners Way, Cheswick, PA 15024.

Robert Louis Lett Sr.

Navy veteran was Mt. Olive Church member

Robert Louis Lett Sr., 79, of Hendersonville, died Friday, February 7, 2014, in Country Meadows Nursing Home, Bridgeville.

He was born October 29, 1934, in Van Voorhis, a son of the late Ollie Sr. and Gladys Brown Lett.

Mr. Lett had worked for Mayview State Hospital as a butcher.

He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Canonsburg.

Mr. Lett was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

He was a member of Canon Lodge 186 IBPOE and American Legion.

Surviving are four children, Casondra Washington (Steve) of Moon Township and Robert L. Lett Jr., Tyrone Lett (Virginia) and Ericka Williams, all of Hendersonville; 10 grandchildren, Rachel Cole (Dennis), Angel Lett (Jeffrey), Jessica Lett, Sydney Williams, Stephanie and Stephen Washington, Faith and Logan Lett and Alexis and Milak Moss; two great-grandchildren, Kamrie and Dadrien Cole; three brothers, Ollie Lett Jr. (Patricia “Tissie”) of Hendersonville, Eugene Lett (Bora) of Sacramento, Calif., and Douglas Prime (Louise) of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Geraldine Fleming of Washington and Shirley Mae Paige of Anniston, Ala.; the mother of his children, Linda Lett of Hendersonville; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Deceased is a brother, William “Pee Wee” Lett.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, PA 15342. Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday, February 13, in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Canonsburg, where services will begin at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Anita Lovell officiating. Interment will follow in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. Full military rites will be accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191, Canonsburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to American Kidney Foundation, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at

George Luketich

George Luketich, 89, of Bentleyville, died Saturday, February 8, 2014, in Grafton, W.Va.

Arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home, Bentleyville. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.

Samuel E. Markish III

Samuel E. Markish III, 26, of Cherry Valley, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, February 8, 2014.

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

Daniel J. Pavlich

Enjoyed motorcycles and football

Daniel J. Pavlich, 57, of Bulger, died Friday, February 7, 2014, in UPMC-Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born September 30, 1956, in Canonsburg, a son of George Pavlich Jr. and Margaret Borkoki Pavlich of Bulger.

Mr. Pavlich was employed in the maintenance department of Kindred Hospital of Oakdale.

He enjoyed motorcycles, football, shooting pool and playing cards.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a sister, Vicki (Bill) McGraw of Bulger; a brother, Bob Pavlich of Chalfont; aunts Della Bugay of Imperial and Julia McMullen of Pittsburgh; and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Deceased is a son, Daniel K. Pavlich, who died July 31, 2004.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Thomas-Little Funeral Service Inc., 106 St. John Street, Midway, 724-796-3301. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, in St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, Bulger. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Ann Church, 967 Grant Street, Bulger, PA 15019, or American Cancer Society.

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Gary L. Phillips

Retired U.S. Army master sergeant

Gary L. “Henry” Phillips, 68, of Rices Landing, died at 3:55 a.m. Sunday, February 9, 2014, in his home, following a lengthy illness.

He was born Thursday, April 5, 1945, in Carmichaels, a son of the late Vernon S. Phillips and June I. Pratt Phillips.

Mr. Phillips retired after 30 years with the U.S. Army as a master sergeant, having served during the Vietnam War and Desert Storm.

He was a member of Cumberland Township American Legion Post 400 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491, both of Carmichaels. He also was a member of Rices Landing Boat Club and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Mr. Phillips was an avid NASCAR fan having worked in the pits. He would grill for Bill Elliott when he came to the Michigan International Speedway. He also had worked for GTE, which is now Verizon as an installer retiring after 30 years.

On February 18, 1999, he married Debra Smith, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Melissa Johnson of Toledo, Ohio, and Christy (Vinny) Snyder of Jerry City, Ohio; a son, Vernon S. (Jennifer) Phillips of Holland, Ohio; five grandchildren; a sister, Linda Diane (Ralph) Nicholson of Bethel Park; five brothers, Richard O. (Emma Faye) Phillips of Garrettsville, Ohio, Robert H.(Bonnie) Phillips of Carmichaels, David R. (Diane) Phillips of Millsboro, Del., George E. Phillips of Carmichaels and Timothy P. (Pam) Phillips of Jefferson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was special friends with the nurses at Amedisys Hospice, who took care of him for almost two years.

Deceased is a brother, Vernon Randal Phillips.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, with Pastor Reagan Fike officiating. Burial will be in Claughton Cemetery, Whiteley Township, Greene County. Graveside military honors will be accorded by Cumberland Township American Legion Post 400 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491 and representatives of the U.S. Army.Information is available at

Dale B. Wotring

Retired truck driver

Dale B. Wotring, 75, of Carmichaels, died Saturday, February 8, 2014, in Donnell House, Washington.

He was born September 2, 1938, in Dilliner, a son of the late Blaine and Ella Osborne Wotring.

Surviving are his wife, Janet M. Varesko Wotring; a son, Mark D. Wotring of Carmichaels; a daughter, Tammy Hawk (Keith) of North Carolina; four stepdaughters, Andrea Eitner (David), Jackie Wotring, Vicki Jezewski and Janet (Tillie) Patterson; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Moore (Jeremy), Justin Hawk, Aaron and Cory Wotring, Andy Vuknic and David and Michael Eitner; and eight great-grandchildren.

Mr. Wotring leaves behind his peekapoo dog, Shaky.

Deceased are a grandson, Christopher Hawk, and three sisters, Evelyn Jordan, Betty Pritts and Beatrice Ross.

He was a retired truck driver and had operated a Mobil Gas Station in Carmichaels for many years.

Mr. Wotring enjoyed delivering pizzas for Rocco’s Pizza and visiting with his regular customers. He was an avid fisherman and camper.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 1 to 2 p.m., the time of service, Wednesday, February 12, in Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320, 724-966-5100, Paul M. Lesako director/supervisor/owner, with the Rev. Reagan Fike officiating. Burial will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in care of the funeral home.



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