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Subject: [INDIANA] Tribune Review Obits for Wednesday April 4, 2001
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2001 12:36:53 EDT


Opal M. (Albright) Adams
Mammoth

Opal M. (ALBRIGHT) ADAMS, 79, of Mammoth, died Monday, April 2, 2001, in the
Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born July 8, 1921, in Mammoth, a daughter of
the late Welty and Altie (BLYSTONE) Albright. She was a member of St. Paul
United Church of Christ, Trauger. In addition to her parents, she was
preceded in death by her husband, Iruh ``Jay'' Adams Jr., in 1990; an infant
daughter, Joyce Ann; five brothers, Arthur, Harry, Regis, Donald and Macklin
Albright; and a sister, Katherine BAKER. She is survived by two daughters,
Karen Sue and her husband, Byron STAUFFER, of Greensburg and Lynn and her
husband, David RODGERS, of Chesterton, Ind.; two sisters, Adeline LEICHLITER
of Mt. Pleasant and Betty and her husband, William BULEBUSH, of Mammoth; a
brother, Robert and his wife, Margaret Albright, of Mt. Pleasant; and several
nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC.,
516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, A funeral service will be held in
the funeral home with her nephew, Pastor Gary Tustin, officiating. Interment
will follow in St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township.
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John E. Balant
Delmont

John E. BALANT, 70, of Delmont, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, in the
Progressive Care Unit of Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was
born June 24, 1930, in Youngwood, a son of the late George and Elizabeth
(SHIMPKO) Balant. John was a track man for 46 years with Con-Rail, Latrobe.
He was a member of St. John de la Salle Church, Delmont, the Knights of
Columbus Council 4226 in Murrysville, where he was Grand Knight and held the
office of Warden Council and was a fourth-degree member of Bishop Hugh Lamb
Assembly 2192. John is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Marianne
(BRYANT) Balant; a son, George Balant and wife, Sheri, of New Kensington; a
daughter, Mellisa Balant, of Hopwood; two sisters, Margaret AGNEW and
husband, Frank, of Florida and Mary Catherine DEVINE and husband, Jim, of
Turtle Creek; a grandson, Nicholas Balant; and a number of nieces and
nephews. Friends will be received at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC. at Twin
Valley, 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, A parish vigil will be held in the funeral
home John's Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John Baptist de la Salle
Church, Delmont, with Father William C. McGuirk as celebrant. Interment will
follow in Eastview Union Cemetery. Kevin P. Altman, supervisor, in charge of
arrangements.
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Arlene `Terry' Benzer
Spring Hill

Arlene ``Terry'' BENZER, 59, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, in UPMC Shadyside,
Pittsburgh. She was born Aug. 28, 1941, in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late
Miles and Catherine FULTON. She is survived by her husband of 42 years,
William A. Benzer. She was the mother of Denise Benzer and the late Constance
and William E. Benzer. She was the mother-in-law of James Bucek. Grandmother
of Nina Bucek. Sister of William Fulton and the late Miles Fulton. Friends
received in the BRADY MEMORIAL HOME, 1151 Southside Ave., Spring Hill/City
View. Funeral blessing in the funeral home. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery,
Ross.
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Martha Ellen Shaffer Bordas
McCandless

Martha Ellen SHAFFER BORDAS, 73, died Monday, April 2, 2001, in Vincentian
Home. Born May 16, 1927, in Weston, W.Va., the daughter of Frank H. and Ruth
Anna CHEERS Shaffer. Mrs. Bordas was a secretary with Equitable Insurance Co.
and a member of St. Alexis Church in Wexford. Survived by her husband,
William Bordas; a daughter, Lisa E. ROSENBUSCH of South Park; three sons,
William J. Bordas of Springfield, Va., Mark F. Bordas of Kissimmee, Fla. and
Paul J. Bordas of Gibsonia; 11 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Preceded in death by her parents and a son, John Paul Bordas. Visitation with
the family in H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial in St. Alexis Church, Wexford (Everyone
please meet at the church.), with Fr. Paul Zywan as celebrant. Private burial
in North Side Catholic Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery, Ross.
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Derek O. van Buskirk
Mars

Derek O. VAN BUSKIRK, 75, died Monday, April 2, 2001, in St. Margaret's
Hospital, Aspinwall. Born in New York, N.Y. on June 8, 1925, he was the son
of Karl and Rita DeCORSE van Buskirk. Mr. van Buskirk was a member of Mars
United Presbyterian Church. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member
of the Mars V.F.W. Post 7505, John E. Mair Lodge 729 F. & A.M., the Syria
Temple and Consistry. He also belonged to the Engineering Society of Western
Pennsylvania. Mr. van Buskirk worked as a sales engineer for Refractory
Products Co. and was vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of Mars National
Bank. Surviving are his wife, Patricia SUTTONn van Buskirk, whom he married
on June 19, 1948; three daughters, Mrs. Mac (Karen) PURVIS of Valencia,
Barbara van Buskirk of Albuquerque, N.M. and Janet BALENTINE of Mars. Also
survived by four grandchildren. Friends received in MCDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL
HOME, INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial
Services will be in the Mars United Presbyterian Church, 232 Crowe Ave.,
Mars, with the Rev. Robert B. McCrumb II officiating. Burial in Mars
Cemetery. The family requests memorials be made to the Mars Public Library or
the Mars U.P. Church Building Fund.
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Merle O. Chilcoat
Wall

Merle O. CHILCOAT, 88, died Monday, April 2, 2001, in Manor Care Health
Services, Monroeville. He was born Nov. 5, 1912, in Turtle Creek, son of the
late George W. and Rebecca Heck Chilcoat. Mr. Chilcoat was also preceded in
death by his wife, Caroline E. Chilcoat; and brothers George M. and Harold
Chilcoat. He is survived by daughters Merlyn (Jack) CARROLL of Monroeville
and Caroline VOGEL of turtle Creek; six grandchildren and six
great-grandchildren; sisters Virginia O'KEEFE and Gladys KESSLER. Friends
received in the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CENTER, 4335 Northern Pike,
Monroeville, where services will be Friday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Michael L.
Reed will officiate. Interment in Restland Cemetery, Monroeville.
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Gaynelle Hager DeSanto
Export

Gaynelle HAGER DeSANTO, 74, of Franklin Estates, Export, died suddenly
Tuesday, April 3, 2001. She was born April 15, 1926, in Mud, W.Va., a
daughter of the late Howard and Hester SCRAGG Hager. She was an alumna of the
Capital City Commercial College, Charleston, W.Va., and of the University of
Pittsburgh, where she received a bachelor of business administration. She had
been active in community affairs, having organized the Franklin Estates Wives
Association in her local neighborhood. More recently, she had been a member
of the Young at Heart organization in her Penn Township area and the Orchid
Society of Western Pa. She is survived by her husband, Daniel F. DeSanto; a
daughter, Barbara J. SULLIVAN and her husband, Ralph, of Amherst, N.Y.; a
son, Larry W. Gasbarrini and his wife, Susan, of Buffalo, N.Y.; six
grandchildren, Angela Freeman, Jill Sullivan and Tiffany, Larry H., Molly and
Cassandra Gasbarrini; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Arcelle Roberts
of Danville, W.Va., Patricia Ann Rucker of Somerset, Ky., and Loretta Roberts
of Bim, W.Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation at the JOHN T.
HART FUNERAL HOME, Murrysville, where a service will be held Thursday at 8:30
p.m. Graveside service will be held in Buffalo, N.Y.
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Beverly M. Freeman
Greensburg

Beverly M. FREEMAN, 80, of Greensburg, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, in
Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Sept. 4, 1920, in
Zanesville, Ohio, a daughter of the late James and Dorothy (SHUPE) WOOLARD.
Prior to retirement, she was employed by the Monsour Hospital, Jeannette, as
a licensed practical nurse. She was a member of the River of Life Church,
Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a
brother, Leroy Woolard. Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Elwood N.
Freeman; two daughters, Rose M. ALTMAN and her husband, Walter Jr., of
Greensburg and Geneva Faye GILLS of Columbus, Ohio; seven grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Marjorie Lorhman of Florida, Katherine
McNEELY of Fairborn, Ohio, Nellie Chmielewski of Skokie, Ill., and Nancy
Bradley of Zanesville, Ohio. Friends will be received at the BEATTY-RICH
FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 136, Madison, Service will be held in the funeral
home with her pastor, the Rev. Sheldon Moore officiating. Interment will
follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township.
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Marlene A. Jenniches Freeman
Derry Township,
Formerly of Lower Burrell

Marlene A. JENNICHES FREEMAN, 67, of Sun Dial Village, Derry Township,
Blairsville and formerly of Lower Burrell, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at her
home. She was born June 22, 1933, in Bedford, the daughter of the late
Theodore and Sue ICKES WILLIAMS. She was a 1951 graduate of Plum High School,
and also formerly resided in Kinloch and Arnold. Mrs. Freeman enjoyed
traveling and cooking and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. In addition to
her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert ``Don''
Jenniches, in 1985; and a brother, Theodore Williams. Survivors include her
husband, Wayne Freeman; three sons, Albert C. Jenniches of New Kensington,
Donald T. Jenniches and Joseph S. Jenniches, both at home; a stepson, Billy
Wayne Freeman, of Morgan Field, Ky.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Glenn (Tammie)
SCHWANZ of Webster, Minn., and Tracy MALINE of Jeannette; 11 grandchildren;
five great-grandchildren; and two brothers, William Williams of Breezewood
and Gary Williams of Buffalo Township. The family will receive friends at the
ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where a
service will be held with the Rev. Ralph W. Brownfield, pastor of the
Braeburn United Methodist Church, Lower Burrell, officiating. Private
interment in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell.
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Loretta M. (Roble) Harris
Latrobe

Loretta M. (ROBLE) HARRIS, 88, of Latrobe, died Monday, April 2, 2001, in
Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. Born April 12, 1912, in Latrobe, she was a
daughter of the late John F. and Eleanor MURPHY Roble. She was a member of
Holy Family Church, Latrobe, and its Rosary Altar Society. She also belonged
to the Latrobe Golden Agers Club. In addition to her parents, she was
preceded in death by her husband, James E. Harris, on June 6, 1967; two
brothers, Edwin and Robert Roble; and two sisters, Lillian FOWLER and
Genevieve ALBAUGH. She is survived by a son, James E. Harris and his wife,
Bonnie, of Latrobe; two brothers, Richard Roble and Charles Roble, both of
Latrobe; two sisters, Helen VOLPE of Latrobe and Zella MAUS and her husband,
Warren, of Derry; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a
number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the JOHN J.
LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Funeral Mass will be
celebrated Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Family Church. Interment in St.
Mary's Cemetery, Unity Township. Holy Family Rosary Society will recite the
rosary at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
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Paul R. Harrity
Greensburg

Paul R. HARRITY, 87, of Greensburg, died Monday, April 2, 2001, in Monsour
Medical Center, Jeannette. He was born March 28, 1914, in North Braddock, the
son of the late Morgan S. and Carrie Mae (BILLMAN) Harrity. Paul was a U.S.
Army veteran of World War II. Prior to retirement, he was the general manager
for Limpco Manufacturing Inc., Greensburg. In addition to his parents, he was
preceded in death by his first wife, Helen S. Harrity. He is survived by his
wife, Dorraine (STONER) Harrity; a son, Michael P. Harrity of Westmoreland
City; a daughter, Peggie H. DiIENNO of North Huntingdon; a sister, Doris Y.
WILLYARD of Huntington Beach, Calif; and five grandchildren. Friends will be
received at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC. at Twin Valley, 463 Athena Drive,
Delmont, Paul's funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the
funeral home with Gerald Dye, pastor of the Grindstone Christian Church,
officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park. Kevin P.
Altman, supervisor in charge of arrangements.
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William J. Hart
Latrobe

William J. Hart, 84, of Latrobe, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, in Latrobe Area
Hospital. He was born April 20, 1916, in Blairsville, a son of the late
Edward and Lidia Richard Hart. He was retired from Morse Steel, Eugene, Ore.,
and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of American
Legion Post 982, Unity Township, and the AARP. In addition to his parents, he
was predeceased by a son, William Quinn. Survivors include his wife, Marcella
Cinibulk Hart; two sons, Paul Quinn of Streetsboro, Ohio, and Robert Quinn of
Scottsdale, Ariz.; a daughter, Dolores Quinn, of Dayton, Ohio; a brother, Ted
Hart, of Brenizer; three sisters, Esther Ihli of Blairsville, Jean McIlvain
of Bedford and Margaret St. Clair of Fallsington; 14 grandchildren; 24
great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be
received Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN J. LOPATICH
FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe, where service will be held
Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Aimee W. Twigg officiating. Interment Unity
Cemetery, Unity Township.

William Kroll
Lowber and Royal Palm Beach, Fla.

William Kroll, 72, of Lowber and Royal Palm Beach, Fla., died at his home in
Royal Palm Beach, Sunday, April 1, 2001. He was born Nov. 8, 1928, in Lowber,
a son of the late Nicholas and Josephine (Kozar) Kroll. He was a U.S. Army
veteran of the Korean conflict. Prior to retirement, he was employed by the
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as a truck driver. His memberships
included the St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Herminie, the Herminie VFW
Post 8427, a life member of the Lowber V.F.D. and the Royal Palm Beach Senior
Softball League. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a
son, Rodney W. Kroll, in September 1979; two brothers, Nicholas ``Nick'' and
Michael; and two sisters, Mary Sipos and Ann Stefura. Mr. Kroll, ``Bill'' is
survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty (Corso) Kroll; a son, Allen and his
wife, Linda, of Lowber; a daughter, Diane and her husband, Roy DiSanto, of
Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; a granddaughter, Nikki Kroll; three brothers, John of
Sutersville, Charles and Joseph, both of Lowber; three sisters, Sue Tumbry of
Lowber, Elizabeth Gaza of Clairton and Rose Muenz of Orlando, Fla.; and
numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH W.
NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Panachida will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. in
the funeral home, followed by a funeral of Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. in St.
Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Herminie, with Father Gregory J. Michalisin
as celebrant. Interment will follow in the West Newton Cemetery.

Dean Wilson Matchett
Jeannette

Dean Wilson Matchett, 78, of Beach Hills Road, Jeannette, died Tuesday, April
3, 2001, in Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. Born in Johnstown, May 27, 1922,
he was a son of the late Samuel D. and Olive (Wilson) Matchett. He was the
senior partner of the Matchett and Company accounting office, Jeannette,
where he had been active for 52 years. He was a graduate of Jeannette High
School in 1940 and of the University of Pittsburgh. He was a member of the
Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity, the First Presbyterian Church, Jeannette, Masonic
Lodge 750 F&AM, Jeannette, a 32nd degree Mason, Scottish Rite Valley of
Pittsburgh, Jeannette American Legion 344, and a charter member of the 10:30
Coffee Club, Jeannette. For many years, he was treasurer of the Central
Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce and was the recipient of its Outstanding
Service Award in 2000. He was a member of the A.I.C.P.A. and the B.I.C.P.A.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theatre. In
addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris
(Kreiling) Matchett, in December 1980; and a brother, Jay R. Matchett. He is
survived by a son, Lee A. Matchett and his wife, Wendy, of Beach Hills Road,
Jeannette; a daughter, Nancy Crouse, of Media; five grandchildren, Jason and
his wife, Heidi, of Sterling, Va., Erica Matchett of Syracuse, N.Y., Lauren
Matchett of Jeannette, Peter and Marina Crouse of Media; a sister, Edith
Moore and her husband, Gordon, of Olney, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends received in the LAWRENCE J. McCLURE FUNERAL HOME, 112 N. Second St.,
Jeannette, Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service will be held in the
funeral home chapel Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Sylvia Carlson
officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.
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Mary E. Rook
Stuart, Fla.,
Formerly of West Newton

Mary E. ROOK, 76, of Stuart, Fla., died Friday, March 30, 2001, at her home
in Stuart. Born Dec. 6, 1924, in Lash, Pa., she had been a resident of Stuart
for 16 years, coming from West Newton, Pa., and Burlington, N.J. She was a
homemaker. She was the former president of Lady Elks Auxiliary in Edgewater
Park, N.J. She was predeceased by her first husband, William Lash; and her
sisters, Bertha WALTERS and Alice PERRY. Survivors include her loving
husband, James Rook, of Stuart; sister, Ann Wood, and brother, John Jury and
his wife, Ann, all of Irwin; brother, Ronald Jury and his wife, Irma, of
Rillton; her son, William Lash and his wife, Judy, of Irwin; daughter, Sandy
HARENSKI and her husband, John, of Coventry, Conn.; her son, David Lash and
his wife, Valerie, of Irwin; her daughter, Donna Harenski, of New Stanton;
stepsons, George EMERSON and his wife, Linda, of Onalaska, Texas, James
Emerson and his wife, Wanda, of Durant, Okla., Craig Rook and his wife,
Emily, of Chicago, Ill.; 18 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. A
memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the Ackel Estate
Club House in Stuart. A second memorial service will be held at a later date
in West Newton. Arrangements are under the direction of YOUNG & PRILL FUNERAL
HOME, Stuart, Fla.
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Marion L. Ross
Greensburg

Marion L. ROSS, 83, of Greensburg, died Monday, April 2, 2001, in Redstone
Highlands. She was born Nov. 29, 1917, in Elizabeth, a daughter of the late
George A. and Olive S. LEWIS. She was a former employee of West Penn Power
Co. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Greensburg, and a
graduate of Westminster College. In addition to her parents, she was preceded
in death by her husband, Charles W. Ross; and a brother, Paul S. Lewis.
Marion is survived by her son, Stephen L. Ross and wife, Carol, of Jeannette;
two sisters, Margaret L. HAINES of Allison Park and Carolyn KRAMER of State
College; and two grandchildren, Jason Kozain and wife, Billie Jo, and Megan
Kozain. Family and friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME
INC., 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, where service will be held Thursday at 10
a.m. with the Rev. Martin R. Ankrum officiating. Entombment will follow in
St. Clair Cemetery. Terence L. Graft, funeral director in charge of the
arrangements.
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Eleanor Sanner
Greensburg

Eleanor SANNER, 70, of Greensburg, died Monday, April 2, 2001, in the Baldock
Health Care Centre, North Huntingdon. She was born Aug. 23, 1930, in
Westmoreland City, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Rachael HARVEY
HIGGINS. She was a member of the Primitive Methodist Church, Westmoreland
City. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers,
Eugene, Elmer, Leroy and Clarence Higgins; two sisters, Elizabeth LANDSBERGER
and Sara MATHIS; and a nephew, Larry MELLON. She is survived by her husband,
William Sanner; a son, Larry Sanner of Ohio; two daughters, Donna GREGOIRE
and her husband, Dale, of North Carolina and Sheryll TOOMEY of Pittsburgh; 10
grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother, Donald Higgins of Mt. Pleasant;
a sister, Vera MELLON of Irwin; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends
will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St.,
Jeannette, where funeral service will be held Thursday with the Rev. Bernard
Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in Jeannette Memorial Park, Penn
Township.
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Nancy L. Scharf
North Huntingdon

Nancy L. SCHARF, 69, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, in
UPMC Presbyterian, Oakland. She was born Feb. 19, 1932, in Brentwood, a
daughter of the late Harry and Nellie COLTERYAHN BUGLE. Nancy's love of
nature was often reflected in her paintings, poetry and crafts. Other
interests included gardening, bowling, playing cards and traveling. In
addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ferdinand
C. ``Ferdie.'' She is survived by a son, Mark A. and his wife, Sharon, of New
Freedom; and two daughters, Deborah E. FERENCHAK of New Orleans, La., and
Connie STARK and her husband, Rick, of Derry. She was a loving grandmother to
Crystal WEDDING, Andre Ferenchak, Steven and Lindsey Stark. She also is
survived by a brother, Richard Bugle and his wife, Bea, of Bedford; a sister,
Mrs. Edward (Harriet) MARCH, of Boynton Beach, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike,
Circleville, North Huntingdon, A funeral service will be held Friday in the
funeral home with Pastor Russell Martin officiating, followed by interment in
Jefferson Memorial Park.
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Walter Scheuerle
Greensburg,
Formerly of Manor

Walter SCHEUERLE, 88, of Oak Hill Nursing Center, Greensburg, formerly of
Manor, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, in Jeannette. Born June 26, 1912, in
Penn, he was a son of the late Andrew and Antonia (BIELES) Scheuerle. He was
a member of the Manor United Methodist Church. Prior to retirement, he had
been employed as a welder by Westinghouse Electric in East Pittsburgh. He
also was a member of Shidle Lodge #601 F&AM, Irwin, Pennsylvania Consistory,
Syria Temple and Tall Cedars of Lebanon Forest #77. He was an accomplished
trumpet player for Shrine Syria Temple Band, Greensburg Music Society,
S.N.P.J. Lodge and several other local ensembles. Surviving are his wife,
Mary (WEAVER) Scheuerle; two daughters, Irene Scheuerle of West Newton and
Jane and husband, Robert Beaulieu, of Manor; and two grandsons, Kevin (wife,
Karie) Beaulieu of New Hampshire and James Beaulieu of Virginia. In addition
to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, L.J. ``Ike,''
Ludwig, Andrew and Rudolph Scheuerle; and a sister, Frances Patosky. Friends
will be received at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania
Ave., Irwin, Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home
chapel with the Rev. Darlene Williams officiating. Interment in Brush Creek
Cemetery.
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Mary Jean (Burd) Shaffer
Taylorsville, N.C.

Mary Jean ``Jeanie'' (BURD) SHAFFER, 43, of Taylorsville, N.C., died
Thursday, March 29, 2001, at Catawba Memorial Hospital, Hickory, N.C. She was
born June 6, 1957, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late George ``Jim'' and
Margaret ``Snookie'' KING BURD. She was a former employee of Sterling Box Co.
in Jeannette. She was a partner at Vision Packaging in Bessemer City, N.C.
Jeanie was preceded in death by her brother, George James ``Jim'' Burd.
Survivors include her husband, Jeffrey A. Shaffer; two daughters, Rebecca
FROCK of Mt. Pleasant and Nicole Shaffer at home; and a sister, Judy Burd of
Greensburg. Family and friends will be received at a Remembrance Gathering
held at the Slovak Citizens Club, Mt. Pleasant, Saturday, April 7, from 1 to
6 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Alexander County, 50 Lucy
Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
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Jack Gilbert Spamer
North Huntingdon
Formerly of North Versailles

Jack Gilbert SPAMER, 72, of North Huntingdon, formerly of North Versailles,
died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, in North Huntingdon. He was born Oct. 7, 1928,
in Pittsburgh (North Side), a son of the late Charles W. I and Pearl Esther
(RIGGS) Spamer. Prior to retirement, he had been employed as a recruiter by
E.T.I. Technical Institute of Cleveland, Ohio. He was a member and former
deacon of the Linway Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Aileen
(STACHOWSKI) Spamer; two sons, Douglas Spamer and his wife, Christi, of
McMurray and David Spamer and his wife, Deborah, of Philadelphia; a brother,
Charles W. Spamer II, of Florida; five grandchildren, Bryan, Nicole,
Courtney, Vanessa and Shelli Spamer; and several nieces and nephews. Friends
will be received at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania
Ave., Irwin, Services will be held in Linway Presbyterian Church, 608
Greensburg Ave., North Versailles, Friday at a time to be announced with the
Rev. Eric Dennis officiating. Interment in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North
Huntingdon Township.
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Shirley S. Wolfe
Glenshaw

Shirley S. WOLFE, 75, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, in her home. Born in
Braddock on Dec. 20, 1925. Mrs. Wolfe was a 1946 graduate of Carnegie Tech
and a member of the Mortar Board and Delta Gamma Sorority. She was also a
homemaker. She touched many lives and will be deeply missed. Survived by her
beloved husband, William V. Wolfe; loving children David M. Wolfe, Jan W.
Proctor, Richard M. Wolfe and William J. Wolfe; dearist sister Jean C.
CORNACCHIA; and loving grandchildren Ashley and Elizabeth Proctor, and
Ashley, Andrew and Charles Wolfe. Preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and
Sarah Swaney. Visitation in BOCK FUNERAL HOME, LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd.,
Glenshaw, where a Blessing Service will be The Rev. George C. Newmeyer will
officiate. Burial in Allegheny County Memorial Park, McCandless.
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John T. Wood
Herminie

John T. WOOD, 76, of Herminie, died Friday, March 30, 2001, in Jeannette
District Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 27, 1925, in Slickville, a son
of the late Benjamin and Charlotte (KING) Wood. He was a U.S. Army veteran,
having served during World War II in Col. 330, Inf. Regt. 83, Inf. Div. 136.
He was captured and held as a prisoner of war for six months, and was awarded
a Purple Heart. Prior to retirement, John was employed by U.S. Steel Duquesne
Works as a heavy equipment operator, with 40 years of service. John's
memberships included a life membership of the Herminie VFW Post 8427, where
he was past commander, and served as district 27 commander; the Herminie
S.N.P.J. Lodge 87 and the Independent Order of Foresters. He also volunteered
much of his time to the Herminie Food Bank. In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by two brothers, Samuel and Charles Wood; and three
sisters, Charlotte RINALDI, Anna Mae KOTOUCH and Mary Catherine NICHOLS. John
is survived by his wife of 50 years, Norma Jean (ASTLEY) Wood; two sons, John
R. ``Ronnie'' Wood and his wife, Rose, of Shadyside and Dennis E. Wood and
his wife, Debra, of Trafford; two daughters, Pamela J. PENICK and her
husband, Alan, of Sutersville and Lisa M. GREENAWALT and her husband, Brian,
of Yukon; seven grandchildren, Cody Celio, Sarah and Denys Wood, Courtney and
Alan Penick and Brianne and Brian Greenawalt; two brothers, Donald Wood and
his wife, Pat, of Crabtree and George Wood and his wife, Jean, of West
Mifflin; three sisters, Rosella ``Toots'' Nichols and her husband, Bill, of
Mont Alto, Margaret ``Marge'' Javor and her husband, Joseph, of North
Huntingdon and Elsie Green of Huntingtown, Md.; and several nieces and
nephews. Friends were received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC.,
Herminie,Funeral service will be held Tuesday in the funeral home with
Pastor Al Kearns officiating. Interment with full military honors accorded by
the Greensburg VFW Post 33 Honor Guard will follow in Westmoreland County
Memorial Park. The Herminie VFW held services Monday at 7 p.m. in the funeral
home.
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