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Subject: [PA-SW-OBITS] BISH, JAMISON, SMITH, DEBNAR, GRESH, VELTRE, KELLY,TAUCHER Nov. 7, 1984 McDonald PA Record-Outlook
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BISH, JAMISON, SMITH, DEBNAR, GRESH, VELTRE, KELLY, TAUCHER
Velma CASE BISH, 82, of Dickson Street, Midway, died on Monday,
October 22, 1984, in the Canonsburg Hospital after a lingering illness.
She was born December 15, 1901, in McDonald, a daughter of the
late Anne MARKS CASE and Howard CASE.
She married Walter BISH on August 5, 1919, who died in May of
She had served as a deaconess for the Midway First Baptist
Church, where she had been a member for 50 years. She was also a member of
the Ladies Missionary Society.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. William (June) DAVIS of Midway;
three sons, James, Howard Dale and John Dean, all of Midway; 16
grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Iola PERRING of
California and Genevieve BAILS of Eighty Four.
A son, Walter, Jr., two sisters and two brothers, are deceased.
Funeral services were arranged by the Thomas and Little Funeral
Home, Midway, with Rev. Philip HORN and David HINTON officiating. Interment
was in Center Cemetery, Midway.
Maude Alice JAMISON, 97, of McDonald, R. D. 2, died Friday,
November 2, 1984, in the Presbyterian Medical Center, Washington.
She was born September 5, 1888, in North Fayette Township, a
daughter of J. T. and Margaret SHOOK JAMISON.
She was a member of the Calvary United Presbyterian church,
Surviving are one sister, Lula JAMISON GLASS of Robinson
Township, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends were received in the Thomas and Little Funeral Home,
McDonald, where services were held Monday at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Donald
PATCHEL officiating. Burial was in Robinson Run Cemetery.
Adolph (Smitty) SMITH of South Fayette Township died suddenly on
Friday, November 2, 1984, at the age of 71.
He was the husband of Ruth HEIRENDT; father of Shirley WEBER,
Janet ANUSEWICZ, Delphine TONESS, Myrna KLUESA, Deborah KEENE, John, Leroy,
Robert and Ronald SMITH; and brother if Ida MCCARTNEY, Elsie TAGUE and the
late Charles and Joseph SMITH. There are 30 grandchildren and one
Friends were received in the Fryer Funeral Home, Bridgeville,
where services were held Monday at 11:00 a.m.
Joseph C. DEBNAR, 63, of Cecil, died unexpectedly Sunday,
November 4, 1984, in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born June 26, 1921, in Gladden, a son of John and
Clementa MALENKA DEBNAR.
He was a retired steelworker and had served in the U. S. Army
during World War II.
Mr. DEBNAR was a member of St. Mary Church in Cecil, Cecil
American Legion Post No. 793 and Cecil Township Fire Co. No. 3.
Surviving are his wife, Hilda MRENAK DEBNAR; one daughter, Mrs.
Larry A. (Cindy) MCGUIRE of McDonald, R. D. 3; one brother, John DEBNAR of
Cecil; six sisters, Mrs. Anthony (Mary) WALIKIS of Johnson City, New York,
Mrs. John (Helen) ADAMSKI of Cecil, Mrs. John (Bertha) LONG of Topeka,
Kansas, Mrs. Agnes CLAIR of Cecil, Mrs. Stanton (Isabell) COOK of the state
of California and Mrs. Anthony (Gloria) LIBERATORE of Canonsburg; and one
granddaughter, Shana MCGUIRE.
A brother, Michael DEBNAR, is deceased.
Friends were received in the Coleman Funeral Home, Cecil. A
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in St.
Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Cecil, by the Rev. Fr. John O. GRIFFITH.
Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Richard W. GRESH, Sr., 85, of McDonald, died Wednesday, October
31, 1984, in the West Hills Health Center.
He was born August 29, 1899, in Philadelphia, a son of Henry A.
and Anna STILES GRESH.
Mr. GRESCH was a retired estimator for Armstrong Cork. He
served in the U. S. Army, 108th Field Artillery, during World War I, and he
was a member of American Legion Post 485, McDonald.
His wife, Ada Harriet GRESH, died February 10, 1966.
Surviving are one son, Richard W. GRESH, Jr., of Imperial; two
daughters, Ann DODDS of Imperial and Betty MCLAUGHLIN of Oakdale, R. D. 1;
one sister, Nellie NELSON of Hershey; 11 grandchildren; and 22
Friends were received in the Frank J. Nation Funeral Home, Inc.,
McDonald, where services were held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev.
Donald MCNAIR of the Oakdale United Presbyterian Church officiating.
Interment was in Robinson Run Cemetery.
Romaine Elizabeth VELTRE, 62, of 691 1/2 Park Avenue,
Washington, died unexpectedly in her home at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, November
She was born June 30, 1922, in Washington, a daughter of Charles
A. and Romaine E. WALKER MANSFIELD.
She was a Protestant.
Mrs. VELTRE retired in October of 1983 as a lab technician for
Ball Glass after working there for 27 years. She was a member of the AARP.
She attended Washington area schools and Washington High School.
On November 8, 1968, she married Frank VELTRE, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Denise) BOOHER
of Cecil Township and Mrs. Rodney (Ruth Ann) FRAZIER of Washington; a
brother, Richard MANSFIELD of Washington; three sisters, Mrs. Roy (Helen)
HARTMAN of Latrobe, Mrs. Joseph (Mary) GORDON of Washington, and Mrs. Lois
ALLUM of Washington; and five grandchildren, Scott YODERS of Norfolk,
Virginia, Chris and Gretchen YODERS of Washington, and David and Dustin
BOOHER of Cecil Township.
Friends were received in the Neil-Cowieson Funeral Homes,
Washington, where services were held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Floyd
MARASCO officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Prospect Cemetery.
George Kelly Jr., 63, of Bowman Road, Bridgeville (South Fayette
Township), died Friday, November 2, 1984, in his home.
He was born January 22, 1921, in East Millsboro, a son of George
and Agnes WALLACE KELLY Sr.
Mr. KELLY, a retired coal miner, served in the U. S. Army during
World War II.
He was a member of the United Mine Workers and of the Lawrence
VFW Post 8308.
Surviving are his wife, Helen CIAFFONI KELLY, ; one son, George
M. KELLY, at home; one brother, Robert KELLY of Lawrence; and three sisters,
Dorothy DAVIS of Lawrence, Jane GRUSKA of Kittery, Maine, and Mrs. Harold
(Ruth) WACHTER of McDonald, R. D. 3.
One brother, Harry KELLY, is deceased.
Friends were received in the Coleman Funeral Home, Cecil, where
services were held Monday at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Florence CLARK, pastor
of the Fawcett Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn
Barbara Mae TAUCHER of Cherry Valley died on November 1, 1984.
She was the wife of the late Donald W. TAUCHER.
Surviving are a son, Christopher HACKIMER; her mother, Mary
BARBISH; one sister, Mary Ellen GODFREY; and two brothers, Michael and
Friends were received in the Thomas and Little Funeral Home,
Oakdale, where services were held Monday at 11:00 a.m.