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Subject: [INDIANA] Valley News Dispatch Obits for September 15, 2000
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000 01:44:17 EDT
September 16, 2000
Charles F. Burns, Chicora
Charles F. Burns, 83, of Glenn Road, Chicora, died Friday (Sept. 15, 2000) at
9:30 a.m. at Sugarcreek Rest, Worthington, following a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 28, 1917, in Pittsburgh. A veteran of World War II, Mr.
Burns was a mail sorter with the postal service in Pittsburgh.
He is survived by his wife, Vida G. Goldinger Burns; two sons, Robert F.
Burns of Vandergrift and William C. Burns of Lower Burrell; a daughter, Mrs.
Robert (Barbara Jean) Anderson of Saltsburg; four grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren. Mr. Burns was preceded in death by a grandson; his
parents, K. John and Jean B. Spalinski; and a sister.
There will be no visitation. Cremation will follow a private funeral service
held by the family. Arrangements are being handled by the RICHARD D. HILLIS
FUNERAL HOME, 102 Argyle St., Petrolia.
Robert J. Burns, formerly of Tarentum
Robert J. Burns, of Plantation, Fla., formerly of Tarentum, died Sunday, Aug.
20, 2000, in Florida. He was born Jan. 25, 1915, in Blawnox and lived in
Arlington, Va., for 40 years and Florida for the past 25 years.
A graduate of Har-Brack High School, Mr. Burns played varsity basketball and
baseball. He retired from the Prudential Insurance Company of America after
25 years of service. Mr. Burns was a member of St. Ambrose Episcopal Church,
Plantation. He enjoyed playing golf and surf fishing. His survivors include
two sons, Robert Burns of Montclair, Va., and Gordon Burns of Spotsylvania,
Va.; a daughter, Pam Burns of Plantation; two brothers, Thomas E. Burns of of
Walnut Creek, Calif., and William F. Burns of Lower Burrell; two sisters,
Patricia Collins of Carlsbad, Calif., and Gabrielle McNally of Westland,
Mich.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.He was preceded in death by
his wife, Trudie Burns; his parents, Frank B. and Gabrielle Burns; two
brothers, Frank and Sarsfield Burns; and a sister, Lillian Burns.
Burial and services were in Fairfax, Va.
Rev. Harry G. Cadamore, formerly of Harrison
The Rev. Harry G. Cadamore, 74, of Port Orange, Fla., formerly of Natrona
Heights, Harrison, died Thursday (Sept. 14, 2000) in his home.
Born Feb. 2, 1926, in Brackenridge, he lived in West Newton and Natrona
Heights before moving to Florida 11 years ago.
He was an Navy veteran of World War II.
A 1950 graduate of Findlay College, Findlay, Ohio, he attended Winebrenner
Theology Seminary and received an honorary doctorate degree from the
University of Findlay in 1989.
The Rev. Cadamore, a retired minister, served at churches of God in
Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana for 40 years. He was a conference
administrator for the Church of God for 10 years, journalizing secretary for
18 years and assistant to the president of Winebrenner Seminary. In addition,
he was a member of the Board of Missions and made eight trips to Haiti.
After his retirement, he was the business manager of the White Chapel Church
of God and Warner Christian Academy for seven years.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Betty Grafton Cadamore; a son, Robert
J. Cadamore of Carnegie; a daughter, Suellen C. Bottorf of Cross Lanes,
W.Va.; four grandchildren; a stepgranddaughter; a great-granddaughter; and a
brother, John Cadamore of Natrona Heights.
The Rev. Cadamore was preceded in death by his parents, William J. and
Jeanette Anderson Cadamore; a brother, William Cadamore; and two sisters,
Velda Helsel and Irma Leslie.
Relatives and friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in the DUSTER
FUNERAL HOME INC., 10th Avenue at Corbet Street, Tarentum. Worship and
committal services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Greenwood Memorial Park
Chapel, Lower Burrell. Officiating will be the Rev. William Rodahaver. Burial
will be in Greenwood Memorial Park. The family suggests memorial
contributions be made to Hospice of Vol/Flager, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port
Orange, FL 32119.
Jeanne Csonka, West Leechburg
Jeanne Mosser Csonka, 73, of West Leechburg died at 4:30 a.m. Friday (Sept.
15, 2000) in her home.
Born Aug. 11, 1927, in Dawson, she lived in West Leechburg most of her
life.She was a 1945 graduate of Dunbar Township High School.
Mrs. Csonka was a baker in the Leechburg Area School District cafeteria for
23 years before retiring in 1990.She was a member of Christ the King Parish
in Leechburg, the former Assumption Roman Catholic Church Rosary Society and
was a former member of West Leechburg Mother's Club.
Mrs. Csonka was a member of the Kiski Spacettes Bowling League and past
president and secretary of many local bowling leagues. She also enjoyed
reading and was an avid sports fan.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, William L. Csonka; three sons,
William R. Csonka of West Leechburg, David J. Csonka of Allison Park and
James M. Csonka of Aurora, Ohio; a daughter, Debra J. Nigra of Natrona
Heights, Harrison; eight grandchildren; a brother, Robert "Bud" Mosser of
Charleston, S.C.; and a sister, Mrs. Lewis (Dolores) Cravener of Apollo. She
was preceded in death by an infant daughter, and her parents, Harold F. and
Alpha B. Boyer Mosser.
Friends will be welcomed by her family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at
CLAWSON'S, Second at Main streets, Leechburg, where prayers of transfer will
be recited at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Christian Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m.
in Christ the King Parish. Burial will be in St. Catherine Cemetery, Gilpin.
Francis J. Datres, New Kensington
Francis J. "Frankie" Datres, 39, of New Kensington died Thursday (Sept. 14,
2000) in UPMC St. Margaret, Pittsburgh.
Born Jan. 17, 1961, in New Kensington, he lived there all his life.
He was a 1979 graduate of Valley High School, New Kensington.
Mr. Datres was co-owner and operator of the former Andy's Restaurant, New
He was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church and the Polish Falcons,
both of New Kensington.
Mr. Datres enjoyed gardening, bowling and fishing.
Survivors include his parents, Francis C. and Theresa McCullogh Datres; two
brothers, Thomas Datres of Natrona Heights,
Harrison, and James Datres of Arnold; and four sisters, Diane Datres of Fort
Lauderdale, Fla., Theresa Elston and Mrs. Randolph (Rosemary) Milliron, both
of New Kensington, and Mrs. John (Nancy) Alfera of Arnold.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the
ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., a family-owned and -operated funeral home,
217 Freeport Rned and -operated funeral home, 217 Freeport Road, New
Kensington, where prayers of transfer will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Christian
Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in
Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell.
Paul J. Harding, Buffalo Township
Paul J. Harding, 82, of Ekastown Road, Sarver, Buffalo Township, died
Thursday (Sept. 14, 2000) at 6:43 p.m. in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born March 28, 1918, in the Glassmere section of East Deer, and lived
in Sarver for 50 years.
Mr. Harding graduated from Tarentum High School.
A Navy veteran, he was a radarman third class during World War II, and served
in the European-African Campaign.
In 1982, Mr. Harding retired from Glassmere Castings, East Deer, where he was
Mr. Harding was a member of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, Freeport; Natrona
Knights of Columbus; and Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Besides gardening and fishing, he enjoyed spending time with his
grandchildren and being outdoors.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Amelia Onofer Harding; two sons,
David T. Harding of Charlotte, N.C., and John P. Harding of West Sunbury; two
Raymond (Paulette) J. Lemp of Stafford, Va., and Mrs. Douglas (Sue Ann) Fultz
of Baden; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Mr. Harding was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Elizabeth Kozma
Haradin; a brother, Joseph P. Harding; and two sisters, Agnes Olesnanik and
Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Sunday in the PAUL R. AJAK FUNERAL HOME, to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in
the PAUL R. AJAK FUNERAL HOME, 921 Freeport Road, Creighton, East Deer, where
a wake service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday. A parting prayer service will be at
9:15 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by a Christian Funeral Mass 10
a.m. at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Airy
Mausoleum, Harrison, with military honors provided by Natrona Heights
Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Charles E. Hunter, formerly of Gilpin
Charles Edgar Hunter, 75, of Marietta, Ga., formerly of Gilpin, died Tuesday
(Sept. 12, 2000) in Marietta.
He was born Feb. 27, 1925, in Gilpin. Mr. Hunter was a veteran of World War
II. Survivors include a daughter, Karen Carr of Cleveland; four
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five brothers, James Hunter of Rural
Valley, Donald Hunter of Leechburg, Richard Hunter of Durham, N.C., Glenn
Hunter of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Raymond Hunter of Vandergrift; and a
sister, Letitia Pollock of Apollo.
He was preceded in death by three wives, Lois Hooks Hunter, Jean Gray Hunter
and Jean Williams Hunter; his parents, James and
Luella Ashbaugh lonter; and a brother, John H. Hunter.
Funeral services will be in Marietta.
John Long Jr., formerly of Apollo
John Long Jr., 59, of Long Beach, Calif., formerly of Apollo, died Thursday
(Sept. 14, 2000) in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, where he had been a
patient for a month.
He was born Feb. 28, 1941, in Apollo, and lived in California the past 35
A decorated Army veteran, Mr. Long served two tours of duty in Vietnam, from
1963 to 1967.
In August he retired from McDonald Douglas-Boeing Aircraft, Long Beach, where
he was an aeronautical engineer for 35 years.
His survivors include a daughter, Ashlie Long of Salt Lake City; two
brothers, Domineck Long of Indio, Calif., and Charles "Pin" Long of Las
Vegas; and a sister, Margaret Long Leonard of Apollo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Sr. and Donna A. Agro Long; and
a sister, Angeline Anguilli in 1984.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the CURRAN-SHAFFER
FUNERAL HOME INC.,100 Owens Drive, Apollo, where services withe
CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME INC.,100 Owens Drive, Apollo, where services will
be at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. John Sweeney of St. James Roman Catholic
Church in Apollo, officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Apollo.
Milan Martinisko, Allegheny Township
Milan "Ming" Martinisko, 77, of Allegheny Township, died Friday (Sept. 15,
2000) at 10:30 a.m. in West Haven Nursing Home, Washington Township.
Born May 15, 1923, in Allegheny Township, he lived there most of his life.
Mr. Martinisko was a 1941 graduate of Allegheny Township High School.
A Navy veteran of World War II, he served with the Seabees doing underwater
Mr. Martinisko, who retired in 1988, was a road supervisor for Allegheny
Township for more than 20 years. For more than 40 years, he was a state
deputy wildlife conservation officer with the state Game Commission. He also
was a constable in the Kiski Valley for many years.
He was a member of St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church, Vandergrift; the
Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Moose and the Elks, all in Leechburg; North
American Hunting Club; Armstrong County Sports Hall of Fame; Allegheny
Township American Legion; Parks Township Sportsmen's Association; and a life
member of the Disabled American Veterans of Vandergrift.
An avid hunter and fisherman, Mr. Martinisko was a hunter-trapper safety
instructor. He enjoyed traveling and was an airplane pilot.
His survivors include a brother, Albert Martinisko of Phoenix, Ariz., and a
sister, Madeline Rice of Pittsburgh.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Marie DeSantis Martinisko; his
parents, Andrew and Regina Vorko Martinisko; and two sisters, Mary Freilino
and Margaret Martinisko.
Friends will be welcomed by his family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at
CLAWSON'S, Second at Main, Leechburg, where military services are set for
7:30 p.m., conducted by the Joint Veterans of Vandergrift. A Christian
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Monday in St. Gertrude Roman
Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Catherine Cemetery, Gilpin.
Patty L. Porter, Fawn
Patty L. Porter, 50, of Lardintown Road, Fawn, died Friday (Sept. 15, 2000)
at 12:05 p.m. in her home. She had been ill the past five years.
She was born Aug. 16, 1950, in Tarentum, and lived in the Valley all her life.
Prior to her marriage, she worked as a licensed practical nurse.
Mrs. Porter was a member of the First Christian Church in Tarentum.
Her survivors include her husband, Dennis Porter; a son, Mark Porter, at
home; two daughters, Shari Porter, also at home, and Lara Porter of Fawn; her
mother, Helen Hilty Grove of Tarentum; and a sister, Linda Thompson of Butler.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dayton Lewis Grove in 1995; and a
sister, Nancy Friday who died in May.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. Sunday, in the KRYNICKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 1007 Freeport Road,
Natrona Heights, Harrison, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday conducted
by her pastor, the Rev. Bill Beal. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park,
Boris Puz, Pittsburgh
Boris "Bo" Puz, 50, of Pittsburgh died Thursday (Sept. 14, 2000) in Collins
Health Center, Pittsburgh.
He was born Dec. 18, 1949, in Matulji, Croatia, and lived in the Pittsburgh
area since he was 6.
Mr. Puz was a steelworker at U.S. Steel, Homestead.
Survivors include an aunt and several cousins.
Mr. Puz was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Puz Milcic, and his
stepfather, John Milcic.
Friends will be received from 9 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Monday in the
RU.m. Monday in the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg
Road, conducted by the Rev. James Gaston. Burial will be in St. Mary
Carman S. Tubby, Kiski Township
Carman S. Tubby, 80, of Kiski Township died at 10:10 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 14,
2000) in his home.
Born Feb. 26, 1920, in Elizabeth, N.J., he lived in Canada for 19 years, and
Batavia and Ithaca, N.Y., before moving to the Apollo area.
He served in the Canadian Army and attended Cornell University.
A pioneer of Christian radio ministry, he was one of the first announcers on
the Christian radio station WAVL in Apollo and worked there 54 years before
retiring in May. He also traveled throughout the United States, including
Alaska, to broadcast on Christian radio stations.
Mr. Tubby was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Arnold, worked
with various church choirs and orchestras, taught music and conducted a
Christian symphony in the Apollo area.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Edna Ruth Baird Tubby; a daughter,
Susan Cby; a daughter, Susan C. Bintz of Apollo; a brother, Marshall G. Tubby
of Canada; and a sister, Beula M. Fisher of Canada.th by a daughter,
Evangeline R. Tubby; his parents, Cecil S. and Evangeline Greetham Tubby; a
brother, the Rev. Joseph C. Tubby; and a sister, Lois E. Chapman.
Friends will be received from 10 a.m. Monday until funeral services take
place at 11 a.m. in the GERALD J. MEDICE FUNERAL HOME, 604 Moore Ave., North
Apollo. Officiating will be the Rev. Daniel Carver. Burial will be in Pine
Run Evangelical and Reformed Church Cemetery, Washington Township.
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