Obituaries Feb. 16

February 15, 2014

Marie A. Bakos

Marie A. Bakos, 100, of Richeyville, died Friday, February 14, 2014, in Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, Beallsville. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.

Lillian K. Camerson

Loving sister and friend

Lillian K. Camerson, 83, of Houston, formerly of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., passed away peacefully Friday, February 14, 2014, after a brief illness.

She was born August 18, 1930, in Muse, a daughter of the late Charles and Hazel Hizer Camerson.

Miss Camerson was the beloved sister of Wynette Andy of McMurray, Eileen “Fay” (Richard) Jackson of Florida, Donald “Jay” (Pixie) Camerson of Muse and Virginia “Ginger” Danyo of McDonald; and dear friend and companion of 53 years to Lucille G. Walker.

Also surviving are many cherished nieces and nephews.

Deceased are her dear siblings, Eula Mae McElhaney, Hazel Pust, Charles “Sonny” Camerson, Jack A. Camerson, James Joseph Camerson and William L. Camerson.

She enjoyed spending time with her neighbors.

Miss Camerson enjoyed playing softball and roller skating when she was younger. She also liked to gamble at The Meadows Casino.

Services are private and have been entrusted to Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546.

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Helen L. Hickman Cox

Devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, friend

Helen L. Hickman Cox, 82, of Jefferson, died at 1:48 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2014, while at the home of Jackie and Robert Tedrow, her beloved niece and nephew, surrrounded by her loving and devoted family.

She was born Wednesday, January 13, 1932, in Shirley, W.Va., a daughter of the late Harley Hickman and Mildred Madaline Wright Hickman.

Mrs. Cox resided in the Waynesburg area most of her life, until she moved to Jefferson in 1992.

She was a member and elder of West Union Presbyterian Church in Sycamore. Because of her loving relationship with Jesus Christ, she found strength through life’s adversities.

Mrs. Cox retired from Greene County Memorial Hospital after several years of working in the dietary department.

She enjoyed camping, crossword puzzles, vacationing in Florida and family get-togethers. She was at her happiest when camping with her family. She followed the lives of her grandsons, whom she adored. In addition, she took great pride in her home.

On May 31, 1954, she married her husband, Stanley Cox, who died January 6, 2006. Together, they enjoyed horse shows, farming, vacationing, going to church and especially camping. She could always be found sitting with family around a warm campfire, sharing familar stories.

Left to honor her memory are a son, Gary Allen Cox, husband of Tamara Lynn Cox, of Waynesburg; two grandsons, Ryan Puthuff of Waynesburg and Harley Shane Cox of Largo, Fla.; three sisters, Beverly Cross of Waynesburg, Dorothy Kelley of Carmichaels and Carolyn Ross of Waynesburg; three brothers, James Edward Hickman, Leroy “Buck” (Lucetta) Hickman and David L. Hickman, all of Waynesburg; and several nieces and nephews, who lovingly referred to her as “Aunt Heldoo.”

Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, are a son, George Edward Cox, and three brothers, Billie Joe Hickman, who died at birth, William (Diddle) Hickman and Darrell (Joe) Hickman.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 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 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, with Commissioned Ruling Elder Nellie Baker officiating. Burial will be in Oakmont Cemetery, Waynesburg.

Information is available at

Charles Burdette Ingersoll

Ball Glass retireeenjoyed fishing

Charles Burdette Ingersoll, 94, of Washington, died Friday, February 14, 2014, in Townview Health and Rehabilitation, Canonsburg.

He was born February 16, 1919, in Cameron, W.Va., a son of Charles Ingersoll and Betsy Kettle Ingersoll.

Mr. Ingersoll worked at Ball Glass for 28 years, retiring as a foreman of the shipping department.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and golf.

On March 2, 1946, he married Mildred Emma Fedis, who died June 29, 2003.

Surviving are a son, William C. Ingersoll (Candace) of Prosperity; two sisters, Juanita McGary of Texas and Wanda Woodruff of West Virginia; two grandchildren, William Ingersoll Jr. and Stacey Ingersoll; a great-grandchild, Shaylynn Ingersoll; a great-great-grandchild, Logan Ingersoll; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no public viewing or service. William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., Washington, are handling arrangements. Additional information and guest book are available at

Karen Ruth Jacobs

Karen Ruth Jacobs, 65, of Rogersville, died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014, in Donnell House, Washington.

Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Waynesburg. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.

Mary M. Kelly

1943 – 2014

Mary M. Kelly passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014, in Cape Canaveral Hospital, Cocoa Beach, Fla.

She was born October 19, 1943.

Mrs. Kelly was a graduate of Washington High School.

She was married for 50 years to Gary L. Kelly Sr.

Mrs. Kelly was a daughter of Charles and Monteray Bennett of C. Bennett Auto Supply in Washington.

She was a bookkeeper and a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 3 in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

Surviving are two sons, Gary Jr. and Charles Kelly, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Kelly and her husband will be encapsulated in a niche in Jacksonville National Cemetery, together forever.

Deborah L. Littell

Loved painting

Deborah L. “Debbie” Littell, 60, of Washington, died Thursday, February 13, 2014, in UPMC-Montefiore hospital, Pittsburgh.

She was born July 6, 1953, in Washington, a daughter of the late James L. and Alice D. Naylor Powell.

Mrs. Littell was a graduate of Washington High School and worked at Subway for many years, until her health forced her retirement.

She loved painting, her cats, making stained glass and holding and attending yard sales.

Mrs. Littell was a member of Slovak Club in Washington.

On June 3, 2000, she married James Littell, who died October 29, 2009.

Surviving are a daughter, Kimberly A. Strawn of Washington; a sister, Cindy L. Powell-King of Washington; a granddaughter, Samantha A. Holmes; stepfather Charles Greer of Washington; nieces Michelle Powell and her family and Jessica Fluharty; and boyfriend Donald Pabian.

Deceased are a daughter, Chastity Powell; a sister, Linda Fluharty; and a niece, Misty Blue King.

Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m., the time of service, Monday, February 17, in Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington. All other services will be private. At the request of the deceased, please bring live plants only, for each person to take home in her memory.

Memorial contributions may be made directed to the family. Condolences may be expressed and photos uploaded to Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor, and Lawrence K. Donovan, director

Irene Ann Mazza

Loved cooking, entertaining

Irene Ann Mazza, 88, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Canonsburg and Bethel Park, died Sunday, January 12, 2014.

She was born September 8, 1925, in Washington, a daughter of Joseph and Anna Humenik Tokar.

Mrs. Mazza was a graduate of Bentleyville High School, attended California Teachers College and was a 1948 graduate of Washington Hospital School of Nursing.

As a nurse, she worked for Canonsburg Hospital, Washington Hospital and Mercy, Allegheny General and St. Clair hospitals, all in Pittsburgh, and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Baltimore, Md., where she was a head nurse until her retirement in the early ’70s, when she and her husband moved back to Bethel Park.

She was a member of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Vero Beach and was a former member of St. Luke’s Church in Bentleyville, where she and her husband, Ernest, were married, St. Patrick Parish in Canonsburg and St. Germaine in Bethel Park.

Mrs. Mazza loved cooking and entertaining. She was famous for her meatballs and for once serving them to more than 30 people from a motel room hot plate in Florida.

On August 27, 1949, she married Ernest J. Mazza, the love of her life for 64 years, until his death August 5, 2013.

Surviving are three children, Ernest D. Mazza of Vero Beach, Kenneth J. Mazza of Baltimore and Susan K. Mazza (Arnold LaGuardia) of Del Mar, Calif.; two grandchildren, Monica Breitenbach (Ben) of Atsugi, Japan, and Anthony Mazza (Kelsey DeSimone) of Baltimore; two great-grandchildren, Rosalie Valentine Breitenbach and Harper Elisabeth Mazza; two sisters, Marty Squitero and Dorothy DeLuca, both of Silver Springs, Md.; and many nieces and nephews.

Deceased are a daughter Lisa Ann Mazza; two brothers, John and Frank Tokar; and two sisters, Mary Watkins and Betty Tokar.

A memorial Mass will be announced at a later date. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at

Michael S. Mitko

Wonderful husband, beloved father

Michael S. Mitko, 75, of Monaca, died Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

He was the wonderful husband of Gloria J.; beloved father and stepfather of Michael, Robert, Stacey (Ralph) Vigliotti, Tracey (Jeff) Kampian, Vicki (Norman) Maiers, Stephen Farley, James Farley, Colleen (Joseph) DeStephan and the late Dennis Farley; grandfather of 17; great-grandfather of six; and brother of Irene Fuller-Hernandez.

Also surviving are nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mr. Mitko was an avid collector of planes, trains and Oldsmobiles, and enjoyed hunting with his sons.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, in Huntsman Funeral Home, 2345 Mill Street, Aliquippa, PA 15001.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Potter Township Fire Department, 206 Mowry Road, Monaca, PA 15061-2222.

Sherman M. Mounts

Served in Army

Sherman M. Mounts, 91, of Claysville, died Friday, February 14, 2014, in Hillsview Personal Care Home, Claysville.

He was born July 24, 1922, in Buffalo Township, a son of the late William H. and Sylvia Scott Mounts.

Mr. Mounts proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II, earning a Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four bronze stars and a World War II Victory Medal.

He worked as a steel grinder for Precision Products in Washington until 1969.

Mr. Mounts was a member of Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Washington, where he served as a deacon and trustee. He also belonged to Claysville American Legion Post 639.

On February 14, 1946, he married M. Eleanor Wolfe, with whom he shared more than 53 years of marriage, before her passing September 24, 1999.

Surviving are five children, Del (Patty) Mounts of Washington, Darlene (Paul) Donahoo of Washington, Jerry (Jill) Mounts of Winchester, Va., Dan (Donna) Mounts of Claysville and Tom (Vicky) Mounts of Winchester; a sister, Martha Rinehart of Claysville; 15 grandchildren, Tracie (Rob) Webber, Kevin Mounts, Richard Donahoo, Jared (Keri) Mounts, Jennifer (Nick) Myers, George W. Mounts II, Joshua (Jennifer) Mounts, Eric (Amanda) Mounts, Desireé Mounts, Devon Mounts, Nica Burchett, Hilary (Shae) Davis, Lee Burchett, Jason (Dawn) Spitzer and Jeremy (Jennifer) Spitzer; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to his wife and parents, are a son, George W. Mounts; a granddaughter, Darla Donahoo; two sisters, Mildred Applegate and Louise Breese; and five brothers, William S. Mounts Sr., Melvin E. Mounts Sr., Cephas S. Mounts, Charles G. Mounts and Ronald D. Mounts Sr.

Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Nichol Funeral Home, 1873 East Maiden Street, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 19, with the Rev. Meade Lacock officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 639 of Claysville.

At the request of the family, memorial contributions may be made to Washington Alliance Church, 246 Sanitarium Road, Washington, PA 15301, or Washington City Mission, 84 West Wheeling Street, Washington, PA 15301.

Bernard J. Rattenni Jr.

1961 graduate of Canon-McMillan H.S.

Bernard J. “Bernie” Rattenni Jr., 71, of Pittsburgh, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014, in Pittsburgh after being ill.

He was born August 3, 1942, in Canonsburg, a son of the late Bernard J. Rattenni Sr. and Evelyn Defalco Rattenni.

He was a 1961 graduate of Canon-McMillan High School.

Mr. Rattenni was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses April 7, 1962, and was a member of Pittsburgh Chinese Congregation.

Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Kathy; two daughters, Julie Hansen, wife of Solon, living in Tuxedo Park, N.Y., and Melissa Lojan, wife of David, who are serving as missionaries in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa; and a brother, Richard Rattenni, husband of Jean, of Canonsburg.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, is his first wife, Nancy.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 22, in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2401 Raven Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15210.

Professional services are by D’Alessandro Funeral Home & Crematory Ltd., Lawrenceville.

Myrle E. Robinson

Apostolic Church member

Myrle E. Robinson, 88, of Dilliner, died Thursday, February 13, 2014, in Madison Center, Morgantown, W.Va.

She was born September 25, 1925, in Uffington, W.Va., a daughter of the late James E. and Susie Jane Bissett Allum.

Mrs. Robinson was a faithful, lifelong member of Apostolic Church. At the time of her death, she was attending Christian Life Center in Old Frame and was a member of Bobtown Senior Citizens and ASCME Union.

She worked hard all her life, first as a seamstress and inspector for Gateway Shirt Factory and later in housekeeping at West Virginia University. After her retirement, she was a private home health aide for a number of families in the area. She had a sweet and gentle spirit and was always willing to help in any way she could.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Kay Robinson, whom she married February 12, 1949; two sons, Richard Robinson and wife Judy and Eric Robinson, both of Dilliner; four grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Lola Lewis of Dilliner; and a brother, Gary Allum of Youngstown, Ohio.

Deceased are two sons, John, in infancy, and Philip D. Robinson, who died December 2, 2013; three brothers, James, Enlo and Daniel Allum; and a sister, Mary Ellen Southerland.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and until 11 a.m., the time of service, Tuesday, February 18, in Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, Philip S. Rishel, owner/director, with the Rev. Stoney Cottrell officiating. Interment will follow in Wolf’s Cemetery, Dilliner.



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