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Subject: [INDIANA] Valley News Dispatch Obits for September 24, 2000
Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2000 22:45:07 EDT


September 24, 2000


James M. Albertson Sr.,
Allegheny Township

James M. Albertson Sr., 54, Route 356, Allegheny Township, died Saturday
(Sept. 23, 2000) in Veterans Administration Hospital, Pittsburgh, where he
had been a patient the past week. Born Oct. 20, 1945, in Pittsburgh, he
lived in Allegheny Township most of his life.
He was a Navy veteran who served in Vietnam.
For the past 25 years, Mr. Albertson was the owner and operator of the Carpet
Gallery in Allegheny Township.
He was a member of the Leechburg Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Allegheny
Township Fire Department.
Survivors include three sons, James Albertson Jr. of Claridge, Brian
Albertson of Jeannette and Jesse Albertson of Allegheny Township; three
brothers, Edwin Albertson of Ontario, Calif., Thomas Alberia, Texas; two
grandchildren; and his companion, Doris Ruk, with whom he lived. and his
companion, Doris Ruk, with whom he lived.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Virginia Caress Albertson.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the CURRAN FUNERAL
HOME, 300 Market St., Leechburg, where services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday
with the Rev. John Sweeney officiating. Burial will be in Brookland Cemetery,
Allegheny Township.
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Karen L. Cotton,
Clinton

Karen L. Cotton, 57, of Clinton died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000)
in her home from leukemia.
She was born Aug. 5, 1943, in Fawn.
Mrs. Cotton, who attended Butler County Community College, was the front-desk
receptionist at Adam & Associates, Winfield, for 14 years.
She was a member of Sarver Brethren Church, Winfield.
Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Victor Cotton; three sons, Victor
Cotton of Harrisburg, Chris Cotton of Butler and Lance Cotton of Saxonburg;
five daughters, Alyson Cotton and Noelle Cotton, both of Victor Cotton; three
sons, Victor Cotton of Harrisburg, Chris Cotton of Butler and Lance Cotton of
Saxonburg; five daughters, Alyson Cotton and Noelle Cotton, both of
Saxonburg, April Cotton of Allison Park, Mary Cotton of Butler and Joy Cotton
of Harrisburg; 10 grandchildren; her parents, Floyd and Jesse Bowser Callen;
a brother, Thomas Callen; and a sister, Barbara Crowell, all of Tarentum. The
funeral service will be conducted by her pastor, the Rev. Clair Knappenberger
of Sarver Brethren Church. Burial will be in Bullcreek Cemetery, Tarentum.
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Deloris Wood Crouse,
Lower Burrell

Deloris Geraldine Wood Crouse, 75, of Dairy Farm Road, Lower Burrell, died
Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000) in her home.
Born Sept. 2, 1925, in New Kensington, she lived in the Valley all of her
life.She worked for the Marriott Corp. in Penn Hills.
Mrs. Crouse was a member of First Lutheran Church; the Dames of Malta and the
Daughters of the American Revolution, all in New Kensington. She was
secretary of the Lower Burrell Manor Association.
Besides crocheting, she enjoyed fishing, working crossword puzzles and
reading.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. William (Karlene) Gould; and three
granddaughters, DeAnn Louise Lancaster, Elizabeth Lee Fennell and Jaime Lynn
Gould, with whom she lived in Lower Burrell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Walter Crouse; her parents,
Matthew Charles Wood and Millicent Blowers Wood Putnam; her stepmother,
Ophelia Hendricks Wood; and a sister, Theona Louise Wood.
Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the FRANK F. GIGLER
FUNERAL HOME, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, where services will be 11
a.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Lawrence Camberg. Burial will be in
Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell.
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Robert W. DeCroo,
Lower Burrell

Robert W. DeCroo, 70, of Nebraska Drive, Lower Burrell, died Friday (Sept.
22, 2000) in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born May 5, 1930, in Tarentum.
An Air Force veteran, he served for three years during the Korean War.
In 1983, he retired from Gulf Research in Harmarville after 21 years.
He was a member of Pine Run Presbyterian Church in Markle; the MORA Club of
Natrona Heights, Harrison; the Consistory of Coudersport; and the Masonic
Lodge and Veterans of Foreign Wars, both in Tarentum.
Besides gardening, he enjoyed golfing, bowling, ice skating and fishing.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Irene Curtis DeCroo; two sons, Robert
W. DeCroo Jr. of Jefferson Hills and Mark A. DeCroo of New Kensington; a
daughter, Kathy M. DeCroo Morgan of Allegheny Townslegheny Township; four
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Richard C. DeCroo of
Natrona Heights. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles R. and
Corabelle Drake DeCroo.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the FRANK F. GIGLER
FUNERAL HOME, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell. Services will be 11 a.m.
Monday in the Pine Run Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Clifford E. Buell
presiding. Burial will be private. The family suggests memorial contributions
to the Pine Run Presbyterian Church.

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Alexander "Moe" Jacobs,
New Kensington

Alexander "Moe" Jacobs, 75, of New Kensington died Friday (Sept. 22, 2000),
in Citizens General Hospital, New Kensington.
Born Sept. 15, 1925, in New Kensington, he lived there all of his life.
He was a 1943 graduate of New Kensington High School.
An Army veteran of World War II, he was the recipient of the American
Campaign Medal, the E.A.M.E. Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the
World War II Victory Medal.
Mr. Jacobs was an inspector for 30 years at the former General Electric
plant, later Jones & Laughlin, New Kensington, before retiring in 1977. He
then worked at Conte and Solomon Gulf Station in New Kensington until it
closed.He was a member of the American Legion in New Kensington.
Mr. Jacobs enjoyed watching bowling and game shows on television and doing
crossword puzzles.
Survivors include two stepsons, Patrick Callahan of Albion, R.I., and John H.
Loehner of New Kensington; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Paul (Sharon) Gardone of
Lower Burrell, Mrs. Mark (Trudy) Coury of New Kensington and Chris Fisk of
Holiday Park, Plum; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two
sisters, Mrs. Alexander (Minnie) Deacon of Carnegie and Rose Ann O'Trumba of
Hyattsville, Md.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 20 years, Yvonne C. Callahan Loehner
Jacobs; his parents, Jacob Alexander and Afefe Joseph Jacobs; two brothers,
Abraham Jacob and Mitchell Jacobs; and a sister, Virginia Pater.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the ROSS
G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., a family owned and operated funeral home, 217
Freeport Road, New Kensington, where a service will be at 1 p.m. Monday.
Officiating will be the Rev. Daniel A. Carver, pastor of First Assembly of
God of Greater New Kensington.
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Joseph A. Perillo Jr.,
Freeport

Joseph A. Perillo Jr., 29, of Freeport died Saturday (Sept. 23, 20000) of
injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Allegheny Township.
He was born Oct. 15, 1970, in Greensburg and lived in the Valley all of his
life. A graduate of Hempfield Area High School, he also graduated from the
Police Academy of Westmoreland County Community College.
Mr. Perillo was a police officer for Freeport and Fawn, and a member of the
Armstrong County Drug Task Force through the Pennsylvania Office of the
Attorney General. Survivors include a daughter, Alexis Paige Kitchen of
Adamsburg; his parents, Joseph A. and Barbara Gangle Perillo Sr., and a
brother, Douglas M. Perillo, all of Greensburg; his maternal grandmother,
Sarah Bibler of Gainesville, Fla.; and his fiance, Tammie Logan of Freeport.
Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the BACHA
FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg. Services and
burial will be in the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets,
Greensburg. Services and burial will be private. Law-enforcement-agency
members will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. The family suggests
memorial contributions be made to to a charity of the donor's choice.
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Irene C. Rosella,
Penn Hills

Irene C. Rosella, 72, of Penn Hills died Friday (Sept. 22, 2000) in West Penn
Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a brief illness.
She was born June 10, 1928, in Braddock, and lived in Penn Hills the past 50
years.
Mrs. Rosella was a member of St. Gerard Majella Roman Catholic Church, and
the Penn Hebron Garden Club, both in Penn Hills; and the River Forest Country
Club in Allegheny Township.
She enjoyed playing golf.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, James Rosella; two sons, John F.
Rosella of Monroeville and Richard A. Rosella of Allegheny Township; and a
grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Teresa Schuda Bolkosky;
two brothers, Edward and Chester Bolkosky; and three sisters, Gertrude Zych,
Martha Malinosky and Clara Wilkinson.
Relatives and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and
Monday in the WILLIAM F. GROSS FUNERAL HOME LTD., 11635 Frankstown Road, Penn
Hills. Christian Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday at St.
Gerard Majella Church.
Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Penn Hills. The family suggests
memorial contributions to the charity of one's choice.
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H. Ralph Rugh,
Oakmont

H. Ralph Rugh, 85, of Washington Avenue, Oakmont, died Friday (Sept. 22,
2000) in Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, Md.
He was born Oct. 27, 1914, in Pitcairn.
Mr. Rugh was retired from Edgewater Steel Corp., Oakmont.
He was a member of the Oakmont Elks and the Deep Creek Lions Club of
Maryland. Survivors include a daughter, Janie Recknor of Bessemer, Ala.; a
sister, Helen Hyman of Monroeville; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Rugh; his second wife, Alma
Mills Rugh; a daughter, Patricia Kleppner; and his parents, Harvey and Mary
Remaley Rugh.
Friends and relatives may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the
BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME INC., family owned and operated, 421 Allegheny
Ave., Oakmont, where services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Neil
Leftwich presiding. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh.
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Richard C. Snebold Sr.,
Harrison

Richard C. "Dick" Snebold Sr., 82, of Natrona Heights, Harrison, died
Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000) in his home.
He was born July 1, 1918, in New Kensington.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps.
Mr. Snebold worked for the former Penn Salt Co., Natrona, for 33 years, and
retired in 1983 from the M.P. Acee Co., also in Natrona, after 15 years.
He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, where he was a former
Sunday School teacher and choir member; and the Veterans of Foreign Wars,
both in Natrona Heights.
Mr. Snebold enjoyed bird watching, reading, nature and model airplanes.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jane Vogel Snebold; two sons, Richard
C. Snebold Jr. of Wexford, and David A. Snebold of Roanoke, Va., two
daughters, Mrs. Howie (Janey) Pentony of Saxonburg and Carol Selfridge of
Natrona Heights; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and three sisters,
Betty Ann Day of Mars, Mrs. William (Barbara) Miller of Valencia and Phyllis
Zeiler of Arnold.
Mr. Snebold was preceded in death by his parents, Clair and Eunice Kesner
Snebold; and a brother, Franklin Snebold.
Friends will be received from 10 a.m. Tuesday until a service at noon in the
CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights,
conducted by his pastor, the Rev. Jack Emerick. Burial will be in Mount Airy
Cemetery, Natrona Heights, where full military honors will be accorded by the
Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars. Memorial contributions may be made
to Grace United Methodist Church, 1333 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, PA
15065; or the UPMC Hospice & Palliative Care, Third Floor, 5818 Forbes Ave.,
Pittsburgh, PA 15217.

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