Obituaries Feb. 11
Published Feb 10, 2014 at 10:40 pm (Updated Feb 10, 2014 at 10:40 pm)
Thomas S. Bucci
Veteran was former Houston resident
Thomas S. “T.B.” Bucci, 66, of Clearwater Beach, Fla., formerly of Houston, died Friday, January 31, 2014, in Suncoast Hospice Care Center in Florida, with his wife by his side. He died after a 12-year battle with multiple sclerosis.
He was born March 21, 1947, in Canonsburg, a son of the late Thomas and Angeline Falcocchio Bucci. He was a 1965 graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School and attended the former Robert Morris College, where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.
Mr. Bucci served in the U.S. Navy and later in the Army National Guard Reserves.
He was in the restaurant business and managed and owned restaurants in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. In 1996, he retired and moved to Florida for health reasons.
On August 17, 2009, he married Patricia Lynne Morgan Franco, who survives. She was his faithful caregiver until his passing.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his sisters, Janet (Paul) Setto of Canonsburg and Carole (John) Mancuso of Washington; a brother, James (Erla) Bucci of Eighty Four; and several nieces and nephews.
He also leaves behind his beloved calico cat, Xena.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, is a sister, Deanna (Merwyn) McCracken.
A memorial gathering will be held from noon to 2 p.m., the time of a memorial service, Saturday, February 15, in South Canonsburg Church, 12 South Central Avenue, Canonsburg, with the Rev. Steven Parkhill officiating.
Samuel H. Dungee Jr.
Enjoyed playing basketball and guitar
Samuel H. Dungee Jr., 53, of Washington, died unexpectedly, Saturday, February 8, 2014, in his home, following a lengthy illness.
He was born February 16, 1960, in Washington, a son of Samuel H. Dungee Sr. and Veora Bates Dungee Davis.
Mr. Dungee was a 1979 graduate of Canon-McMillan High School. He had been employed at the former Ernie’s Esquire, McMurray, and Fort Pitt Bridge Works, Canonsburg.
Mr. Dungee enjoyed playing basketball and the guitar, and watching boxing.
Left to cherish his memory are a daughter, Talisa King (Corey) of Duluth, Ga.; three sisters, Donna Ebore (Eugene) of Houston, Shirley Evans of McKeesport and Linda Ebore of Washington; a brother, David Dungee (Sandi) of San Antonio, Texas; his caregiver and niece, Tosha Johnson of Washington; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Friends will be received from 3 to 5 p.m., the time of service, Thursday, February 13, in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, PA 15342. Services will be officiated by the Rev. Joseph Wheeler. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at www.mcilvaine-speakman.com.
Henry R. Hoeflich
Loving husband, father and grandfather
Henry R. Hoeflich, 87, of Avella, died Sunday, February 9, 2014, in Washington County Health Center.
He was born February 10, 1926, in Bridgeville, a son of the late Henry M. and Dorothy Mae Briggs Hoeflich.
Mr. Hoeflich was Catholic and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post 643 in Avella and was active in their honor guard, providing military honors funerals for deceased veterans.
He was a member of Avella Sportsmen’s Club and loved to hunt and fish. He volunteered his time stocking fish and to various other activities at the club.
Mr. Hoeflich enjoyed spending time on the computer, which in recent years opened up a whole new world for him. He was an avid woodworker who always enjoyed helping others build something.
Norfolk and Western Railroad employed him as a railroad worker on a bridge gang.
On March 8, 1946, he married Jean L. Bello, who is deceased.
Surviving is a son, Timothy (Linda) Hoeflich of Marietta, Ohio; a daughter-in-law Carol Hoeflich of Buffalo; four grandchildren, Jason (Stajah) Hoeflich, Kelly Hoeflich, John Hoeflich and Gretchen Hoeflich; two sisters, Dorothy Zimbicci of Russell and Anna Marie Hamilton of Forest City; and five great-grandchildren, Michael, Josh, Nicholas, Katie and Fiona.
Deceased is a son, Kenneth Hoeflich.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Dale D. DeAngelo Funeral Home, 1290 Jefferson Avenue, Washington, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, with Minister Jason Hoeflich officiating. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. A full military rite will be accorded by the U.S. Army and American Legion Post 643 of Avella.
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. www.slaterfuneral.com
Blain D. Longstreth Sr.
McDonald man was truck driver
Blain D. Longstreth Sr., 37, of McDonald, North Fayette Township, died Saturday, February 8, 2014.
He was born September 30, 1976, in Washington, a son of Robert and Shirley Underwood Longstreth of McDonald, North Fayette Township.
Mr. Longstreth was a truck driver for Weavertown. He enjoyed working on cars and being with his family.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Michelle Dino Longstreth; sons Cody M. Jones and Blain D. Longstreth Jr., both of McDonald; brothers and sister Robert Longstreth of Sturgeon, John Longstreth of Avella and Jackie Kessler of Texas; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, in Thomas-Little Funeral Service Inc., 314 West Lincoln Avenue, McDonald, 724-926-2800. All other arrangements are private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family. Please sign the guest book at thomas-littlefuneralservice.com.
Veteran owned George’s Meat Market
George Luketich, 89, of Bentleyville, died Saturday evening, February 8, 2014, with his daughter by his side in Wallace B. Murphy Nursing Center, Grafton, W.Va.
He was born August 18, 1924, in Ellsworth, a son of Michael and Mary Zalac Luketich.
A veteran, he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
Mr. Luketich owned and operated the former George’s Meat Market in Bentleyville. He attended Ave Maria Parish and was a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union and St. George Lodge 354 in Cokeburg.
Deceased are his wife, Sylvia Ann Rocko Luketich, who died December 3, 2005; a son, Gary Luketich; brothers Michael Jr., Andrew, Matthew, Thomas and Frank Luketich; and sisters Ann Simsak, Catherine Alexander and Mary Luketich.
Surviving are his loving daughter, Kimberly Trozzi of Grafton; grandchildren, Lauren and Garrett Trozzi of Grafton; and several nieces and nephews.
He also leaves behind his faithful companion, his dog, Lola.
Friends are welcome from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, 724-239-2255, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, February 15, followed at 10 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial in Ave Maria Church, Bentleyville, with the Rev. Edward L. Yuhas as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela, with graveside military rites by American Legion Post 165.
Visit www.thompson-marodi.com to leave a condolence message, order flowers and share photos.
Samuel E. Markish III
Enjoyed woodworking, motorcycles and racing
Samuel E. Markish III, 26, of Cherry Valley, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, February 8, 2014.
He was born January 29, 1988, a son of the late Samuel E. Markish Jr. and Tina Louise McKee Markish.
A 2006 graduate of Burgettstown High School, he worked for The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, and was a tool and dye maker for Triumph Interiors Inc. in Oakdale.
He was baptized in and attended Atlasburg First Church of the Nazarene and enjoyed woodworking, motorcycles and Fox Racing.
Mr. Markish was raised by his paternal grandparents, Samuel E. Markish III and Justine Ruskowski Markish of Cherry Valley.
Surviving, in addition to his paternal grandparents, are his brother, Matthew Thomas Markish of Cherry Valley; two uncles, Steven Markish and wife Connie of Atlasburg and Robert Markish and wife Marcie of Clinton; his aunt, Pamela Markish of Burgettstown; nine cousins, Steven, David, Melissa and Jennifer Markish, Marah and Malia Ragan, Joseph Crisco and William and Maranda Markish; and his maternal grandmother, Shirley Cox of Slovan.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, is his maternal grandfather, John “Sunny” McKee.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Lee & Martin Funeral Home, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 13. Interment will be held in Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Hickory, at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to his family care of Lee & Martin Funeral Home.
Robert G. Moninger
Proud veteran loved family cookouts
Robert G. “Bob” Moninger, 76, of Lone Pine, died Sunday, February 9, 2014, in Washington Hospital, after a lengthy illness.
He was born September 7, 1937, in Lone Pine, a son of the late Edgar “Bud” and Margaret “Billie” Frye Moninger.
He was a 1957 graduate of Trinity High School and went on to join the U.S. Army and then the U.S. Army Reserves. He was a proud veteran.
Mr. Moninger worked for Hankison in Arden for many years, until his retirement in 1999. He was a member of Washington Elks Lodge 776, American Legion Post 175 of Washington and a lifetime member of National Rifle Association and North American Fishing Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and going to his camp in Donegal, but above all, he loved family cookouts.
In 1988, he married Dorothy “Dot” Bissell in North Ten Mile Baptist Church, sharing more than 25 years of marriage together.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, Dorothy “Dot” Moninger of Lone Pine, are two sons, Billy R. (Rachel) Moninger of Cecil Township and Brett Moninger of South Carolina; a daughter, Bobbi Moninger of South Carolina; a stepdaughter, Dawn Montgomery of Holbrook; two sisters, Patricia Kelvington of Morgantown, W.Va., and Deborah (Ken) Montgomery of Lone Pine; a brother-in-law, Joe Vitia; six grandchildren, Justin (Ashley) Moninger, Luke Moninger, Maddie (Adam) Petras, James Golovas, Thomas Golovas and Amber Montgomery; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, are a sister, Barbara Vitia; a grandson, Terry Montgomery; and a brother-in-law, Gary Kelvington.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Nichol Funeral Home, 1873 East Maiden Street, Washington, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 13. Interment will follow in Lone Pine Cemetery, Amwell Township.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Wounded Warriors of Western Pennsylvania, 139 Mitchell Road, Eighty Four, PA 15330, www.wpawoundedwarrior.org, or to Washington County Humane Society, 1527 Route 136, Eighty Four, PA 15330, www.washingtonpashelter.org. A guest book may be signed at www.nicholfuneralhome.com.
Jeffrey L. Moore
Veteran enjoyed flea markets
Jeffrey L. Moore, 51, of Allison, died Saturday, February 8, 2014, in Uniontown Hospital.
He was born August 5, 1962, in Westmoreland County, a son of the late Gerald Moore and Jean Morgan Satonick of Florida, who survives.
Mr. Moore was a 1980 graduate of Bentworth High School and served in the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed flea markets and was a vendor at various flea markets in the tri-state area for more than 30 years.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are two daughters, Desiree D. Moore (Mike Basinger) and Typhany L. Martinez (Rob McCarty), both of Allison, and two grandchildren, Gavin Basinger and Piper McCarty.
Deceased, in addition to his father, is a grandson, Arthur Martinez.
Friends and family will gather for a celebration of life from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, in Greenlee Funeral Home, 42 Bank Street at Crawford Road, Fredericktown. Guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
Patricia Ann Moye
Former co-director of tax office
Patricia Ann Moye, 73, of Washington, died Saturday, February 8, 2014, in Donnell House, Washington.
She was born December 4, 1940, in Washington, a daughter of the late James Williamson and Lucille Dixon Williamson.
Ms. Moye was a graduate of Washington High School and worked for the Washington County Tax Claim Office as co-director for 30 years. She also worked for Washington School District.
She enjoyed puzzle books, watching westerns on television, the casino and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are two sons, Milton L. Moye Jr. and Michael J. Moye; four daughters, Marcia K. (Charles) Parkman, Michele L. (William) Lipscomb, Melinda A. Jones and Martine T. Moye; 18 grandchildren, Ryan P. Moye, Darnell S. Barnes, Lauren M. Moye, Curtsina A. Porter, Lashae M. Jones, Michael A. Moye, Kyle A. Gillispie, Patrick L. Parkman, Terrell J. Wade, India S. Lipscomb, Morgan A. Moye, Darian M. Moye, Ta’Quana S. Moye, Briann M. Moye, Sarafina S. Rivera, Ashar D. Moye, Alec M. Moye and Sidney J. Levith; and nine great-grandchildren, Jayden K. Thompson, Curtesea Chaney, Ny’anah Moye-Parkman, Travon J. Moye, Skylar R. Barnes, Haidyn J. Wade, Cortez C. Dorsey, Kailiah R. Cole-Moye and Serena L. Barnes.
She also leaves behind her beloved dog, Diesel.
Deceased are a son, Marvin S. Moye; a granddaughter, Taylor M. Parkman; and a sister, Barbara Williamson.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, in William G. Neal Funeral Home, 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with Pastor Debra Mason officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Donnell House, care of Washington Health Systems Hospice Care, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Marilyn A. Jordan Wadsworth
Marilyn A. Jordan Wadsworth, 69, of Ellsworth, died Sunday, February 9, 2014, in Washington Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.