Mon Vally Obituaries - VOLUME 4

Mon Valley Obituaries - Volume 4

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MRS. ROSE ANN ANDERS  (Valley Independent - April  13, 1962)

     Mrs.  Rose Ann Anders,  63, died yesterday at 8:30 p.m. at her home, Union St., New Eagle.
     Mrs. Anders was born in New Eagle, Dec. 3, 1898. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Monongahela.
     Surviving are three sons; Vincent of Dennison, Tex. John of North Charleroi and Kenneth of Rapid City, S. D.; a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Eileen) Soltis, New Eagle; a brother,  James McLaughlin of Monongahela; two sisters, Mrs. James Trich of New Eagle and Margaret  McLaughlin  of  Pittsburgh;  11 grandchildren.
     Friends will be received at Bebout and Yohe Co.  Funeral home, Monongahela,  after  7 o'clock this evening

Edward A. Armsey  (The Donora American - Friday March 1, 1918)

     Edward A. Armsey, aged 40 years, died at the home of his brother-in-law, Dr. P. A. Ley, February 26th at 7 a.m.  Mr. Armsey had returned recently from a business trip to Oklahoma for the Donora Southern Railway and immediately took ill.  He was taken to the home of Dr. P. A. Ley where he was compelled to remain.  Funeral services were conducted this morning at 8:30 o’clock by Rev. Henry Geibel at the St. Charles Church.  Interment was made in St. Domenic’s Cemetery.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ruth Armsey and three children, John, Fred and Mary.

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 Benjamin F. Beazell (Donora American - Friday, June 4, 1915)
    Benjamin F. Beazell, D. D., resident of Rostraver Township and noted divine of the Methodist Episcopal church, died at his home Tuesday morning June 1st, at 10 o’clock, after an illness of several months duration.  Funeral services will be held at Fell’s church this (Friday) afternoon at 1:30 o’clock.
     Benjamin F. Beazell was born in Webster February 7, 1844, the son of Benjamin Fell Beazell and grandson of Benjamin Fell, who settled in Rostraver township in 1876 ad who built Fell’s church, the second of the Methodist Episcopal denomination west of the Alleghenies.  Dr. Beazell served in the Civil War and was graduated from Allegheny college in 1868.  In 1869 he was admitted to the Pittsburgh conference and served as pastor of churches in Woodsfield, St. Clairsville, Mt. union and Wiloughby, Ohio, Latrobe, Pa, Oakland, St. Paul and North End, Pittsburgh.
     For six years Dr. Beazell was presiding elder of the Pittsburgh district.  He wrote extensively for the periodicals of the church and was not only a preacher of eloquence, but also an executive of unusual ability.
    He is survived by Mrs. Beazell, who was Miss Amelia Lyon , of Pennsville Pa., and three children: Mrs. Edna B. Harter, of South Pasadena, Cal.,  W. P. Beazell, of the editorial staff of the New York World, and B. F. Beazell Jr.

WILLIAM BUCKHOLT  (Valley Independent - March 30, 1962)

     William Buckholt, 57, of 513 Liberty Ave., North Charleroi, died in the West Penn
Hospital, Pittsburgh today at 4 a.m..
     He was born in Toronto, Ohio, Jan.. 10, 1905, the son of Charles and Christina Allen
Buckholt. He was employed at the Allenport plant of the Pittsburgh Steel Co.,
     He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church of Charleroi and was an honorary member of
the Charleroi Fire Dept.
     Survivors are his widow, Grace Goshorn Buckholt, one son, Sgt. William G. Buckholt,
stationed in Albuquerque, NM, with the U.S. Army;  one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Elizabeth)
Berton, Canonsburg, one brother,  James  R. Buckholt, a sister, Mrs. Edward Dopler,
Charleroi, and two grandchildren.
     Friends will be received at the Harold  L.  Schrock  Funeral Home, Charleroi, after 7 ~.m.,

MRS. LENA WEAVER BUSH  (Valley Independent - March 30, 1962)

     Mrs. Lena Weaver Bush, 86, of Bentleyville, died yesterday at 1:50 a.m. at the Pine Lawn Nursing home in Houston.
     She was born April 12, 1875, in Coal Center.
     Mrs. Bush was a charter member of the Daughters of American Pioneers, Bentleyville, and a member of the Bentleyville Presbyterian Church, the Mon Valley Daughters of the American, Revolution, the Daughters of Union Veterans, Washington, Ginger Hill Grange and the American Legion Auxiliary of  Monongahela.
     Her husband, Harry L. Bush, preceded her in death, March 21, 1956.
     Surviving are one son, Weaver L. Bush of Ashland, Mass.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
     Friends will be received at the John B. Greenlee Funeral home, 503 Washington St.,
Bentleyville, after 7 p.m. today.

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CLARE ZIMMERMAN CAMPBELL  (Valley Independent - March 20, 1962)
     Mrs. Clare Zimmerman Campbell, 78, of 100 Alexander Ave., Fisher Hts., Monongahela, died at her home yesterday at 6:45 p.m.
     She was born in New York City, Feb. 24, 1884, the daughter of Christian and Mary Zimmerman.
     She was a member of the St. Jerome R. C. Church of Charleroi, the Sacred Heart League, and the Catholic Daughters of America, Punxsutawney.
     Preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas J. Campbell, she is survived by three sons, Atty. Nicholas J. Campbell, New York City, Francis W., Mt. Lebanon and the Rev. Gerard J. Campbell, S. J. Baltimore, Md., one daughter Mrs. Paul E. (Margaret) Norton, Fisher Hts., one sister, Mrs.Frank X. (Marie) Bucheit, St. Mary’s, Pa., and seven grandchildren.
     Friends will be received at the Francis C/ Slezak Funeral Home, Charleroi.

Mary Ann Carlysle  Obit from Uniontown Morning Herald April 9, 1938 (Submitted by Bobbi Robert)

    Mrs. Mary Ann Carlysle, aged 78, died at 5 o¹clock Friday morning, April 8, 1938 at her home in 503 Fifth avenue, Brownsville, after a brief illness.  She was the widow of Wilson W. Carlysle and a lifelong resident of Brownsville.
    Mrs. Carlysle was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Hurst of Brownsville.  Surviving are the following children: Mrs. W.K. Thompson, Brownsville; Mrs. Frank Sproull, Springdale; Mrs. Benjamin Gambill, Wellsburg, W. Va.; Frank L of Wilkinsburg; James R of Washington D.C.; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     Friends will be received at the Ross Funeral Home in Brownsville where funeral services will be conducted at 3 o¹clock Sunday afternoon.
     Reverend Maurice P. McKay, pastor of the Donora St. John¹s Episcopal church will be in charge.  Burial will follow in Redstone Cemetery.

Wilson Carlysle Obit from Uniontown Morning Herald July 5, 1929 (Submitted by Bobbi Robert)

    Wilson Carlysle of Brownsville, died Wednesday afternoon. July 3, 1929, at 2 o¹clock in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Benjamin Gambill of Steubenville, Ohio, after a brief illness.
    Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o¹clock in the Christ Episcopal church, Brownsville, with the Rev. J. Phillip Jung officiating.  Burial will be in Redstone cemetery.
    Mr. Carlysle is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Carlysle; three daughters, Mrs. Benjamin Gambill, Mrs. W. K. Thompson of South Brownsville, Mrs. Frank Sproull of Uniontown, and two sons, James Carlysle of Brownsville and Frank Carlysle of Pittsburgh.

Jeannette Nelson Carson
     Jeannette Nelson Carson, 78, of Monongahela R. D. 2. Carroll Twp., died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1976 at 11:30 p.m.. at her home. She had been ill the past five years.
     Born in Fallowfleld Twp. on Dec. 17, 1898, she was a daughter of the late William James and Rosalie Colvln Nelson.
     Mrs. Carson lived in this area all her life.   She belonged to the First United Methodist Church of Monongahela, was a member of the Joy Bearers Sunday School Class of the church.  She was a 50-year member of the Ladles Welfare Club of Fallowfield Twp. and also belonged to the Fallowfield Twp. Grange.
     She is survived by her husband, J Glenn Carson, to whom she was married for 55 years; One daughter, Mrs. Charles (Rose Mary) Hancock of Bentleyville R D 1, two sons, J. Donald Carson of Monongahela and J Eugene Carson of Charleroi R.D. 1;  10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren
     Friends will be received at the L M Frye Funeral Home Monongahela, after 7 p m today

Michael Cesovski  (Valley Independent April 17, 1976)

     Michael Cesovski Sr., 80, of 1432 Maple Ave.; Monessen, died yesterday at 1:30 p.m. in Charleroi Division of Mon Valley Hospital following an illness of several months.
     He was born Oct. 9, 1895, in Galicia,  Ukraine and had resided in Monessen most of his life. Mr. Cesovski was a retired employee of the Wire Mill Department at the Monessen Plant of Wheeling - Pittsburgh Steel Corp since 1959. He was a  member. of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church  of Monessen  and Ukrainian  Political  and Beneficial Association.
     He was preceded in death by a son. Cpl. George Cesovski, in December, l951.
     He is survived by his widow, Julia Slivka Cesovski; two sons, Michael Cesovski Jr. of Monessen, and John  J. Cesovski,  at home;  two daughters,  Mrs.  Andrew (Helen) Karch of Donora and Mrs. Richard (Betty) Gardner of Monessen; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
     Friends will be  received in the Robert A. Billick Funeral Home in Monessen from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.

Peter CLINTNER [Sophia's husband, see next obit] (Contributed by Cora Ott)

 "Peter Augustine Clintner, pioneer resident of this city [McKeesport],  passed away at his home, 539 West Fifth Avenue, at 4:30 this morning  [1-1-1926]. Death was due to hardening of the arteries.  He had been ill for  two weeks. Mr. Clintner was one of the best known residents of this district  and had lived in this city and Dravosburgh (sic) all his life. He was 78  years old. For many years he had been engaged in the stone contracting  business but had retired from that business some time ago. His wife, Mrs.  Sophia Clintner, died two years ago.  Surviving him are the following: four  sons, John and Michael of Glassport; Charles at home, and Peter of this city;  two daughters, Mrs. John Lang of McKees Rocks and Mrs. Daniel C. Boteler at  home; one brother, Frank W. Clintner of Dravosburg; three sisters, Anna  Clintner of Dravosburg, Mary Hollihan of Dravosburg and Mrs. J. F. Gannon of  this city; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. The funeral services  will be held from St. Peter's R.C. Church Monday morning at 10:00 o'clock  with Rev. P.J. O'Connor officiating.  Interment will be in old St. Joseph's  Cemetery."

Sophia WEYEL CLINTNER (Contributed by Cora Ott)
             In the McKeesport Daily News of September 20, 1923:

   Mrs. Peter N. [sic] Clintner:  Sophia CLintner, aged 74 years, wife of Peter  N. [sic] Clintner of 539 ...* Fifth Avenue, died last evening at 6 o'clock at  the family home after an illness of three months from *...e [chronic]  nephritis.  Mrs. Clintner was born in Germany, but had resided in *...lty and  in Dravosburg for the past *...0 years, and was well and favorably known.
   Besides her husband, she is survived by four sons and two daughters, John W.  Clintner of Glassport; Charles J., Michael and Peter Clintner at home; Mrs.  John Lang of *...s Rocks [McKees Rocks ?] and Mrs. Daniel Boatner [sic] of  Atlanta, GA.; also by four brothers and one sister, Ferdinand *... of  Monongahela City; John *... of Coal Valley; William Weyel of *...staburg,  [Saltsburg?], PA. and George Weyel and Mrs. John Evans of Dravosburg, PA. and  by seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.  The funeral services  will  be held Saturday morning at 9am with a solemn high mass of ... at St. Peter's  R.C. Church. Interment will be in old St. Joseph's Cemetery.
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W. B. CLYMER  (From The Monessen Independent Nov. 11, 1902)

One if Monessen’s Leading Citizens Passes Away

  W. B. Clymer, a prominent contractor of this city, who has been battling for life for the past three weeks with a severe attack of typhoid fever, succumbed to the ravages of that dread disease at his home on Reed avenue, this morning at 12:30 o’clock.  Mr. Clymer was in the 33rd year of his age and leaves a wife and four children, besides his mother, brother and four children to mourn their loss.
  He was born and raised in Garardford, Green county, where he spent most of his life until coming to this city three years ago.
  On October 21, 1891 he was happily united in marriage to Miss Gerty Mauer, to which union there was added four children Russell, aged 10 years past; Raymond, aged 8; Blanche, aged 5 and Alma, aged 2 years.  Mr. Clymer had a host of friends and was well and favorably known.  He was prominent in lodge circles and a member of Monessen lodge, Royal Arcanuin, in which he carried insurance.
  The sympathy of the community is extended to the family and Mrs. Clymer in their sad bereavement.
  Funeral services will take place from his late home at 11 o’clock a. m., Thursday, interment at Belle Vernon cemetery.

MRS. CATHERINE CONAWAY (Valley Independent - April  5, 1962)
      Mrs. Catherine Conaway,  80, formerly of Coal Center and Donora, died at 4 a.m. yesterday in Cleveland, Ohio, after a lingering illness.
      She was born in East Pike Run Twp. Nov 28, 1872.  She was  a member of St. Charles  R. C. church, Donora.
      Surviving are three sons, John, Detroit, Mich., Bryan, Cleveland, Ohio and Robert, California; one daughter, Mrs. Bess McCue, Donora; 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild,
      Friends will be received at James A. Rabe Funeral  Home, Donora,, from 7 to 10 p.m. today and from 1 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. tomorrow,

Margaret NICKLE/NICHOLS COPELAND  (Contributed by Cora Ott)
                From the McKeesport Daily News April 24, 1897:

   Mrs. Margaret Copeland died this morning a 3 o'clock at her home in  Versailles township, near the pike.  She had been in poor health for some  time, suffering from a complication of ailments.  She formerly resided at  Boston, PA. and was well known in this city.
   Mrs. Copeland was 63 years old and leaves a family of ten children, namely,  Mrs. William Fleming, Mrs. Adam Sterner, Joseph and Abner Copeland, Mrs.  Amanda Young, Mrs. Patrick Lamb, Mrs. David Serena, Mrs. Walter Jury, Frances  and Thomas Copeland.
   The funeral will take place Monday afternoon; interment at Mt. Vernon Church  Cemetery.

Mrs. Anna L. Corwin  (The Donora American - Friday March 1, 1918)

     Mrs. Anna L. Corwin, aged about 38 years, wife of Dennis Corwin of Huston Run, died at the Mercy Hospital, February 23d at 6:30 a. m.  The body was brought to her late home Saturday evening where funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Church of Transfiguration, conducted by Father Walsh.  Interment was made in the Calvary Cemetery.

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RENA McKEEVER DAUGHERTY  (Valley Independent - April   2, 1962)
     Mrs. Rena McKeever Daugherty Of 419 Graham St., Belle Vernon,  died in the Charleroi Monessen Hospital, Saturday at 6:40 p.m.
     She was born in Rostraver Township, Jan.11, 1893, and had resided In Belle Vernon over 30 years.
She is survived: by two sons, William R. of Fontana, Calif., Charles E., Monessen, one daughter,  Mrs. Bernadine Fitzgerald, Detroit, Mich.;  three brothers, Lewis of Belle Vernon, Walter of Mansfield, Ohio, and Robert McKeever, Belle Vernon, three sisters, Mrs. George  (Martha) Sauers, Monrovia, Calif., Mrs. Adam (Inez) Walters, Arlington, Va., and Mrs. Irwin (Janet) Maple, Coraopolis. Nine  grand-children and six great grandchildren also survive.
    Friends will be received at the Shelby D. Ferguson Funeral Home, Belle Vernon.

RICHARD DAWSON  (Valley Independent - April  1962)
    Richard Dawson 70, Fallowfleld Ave., Charleroi, died today at 3:55 a.m. in Charleroi Monessen
    Hospital after suffering a heart attack
    He was born in Nelsonville, Ohio, May 18, 1891.
    Surviving are his widow, Mary Tolan Dawson; one son, Clarence of Monongahela: one daughter, Charlotte at home: one sister, Mrs. Anna Lax of' Brilliant, Ohio; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
    Friends are being received at the Howard W. McCrory Funeral home in Fayette City.

Clifford O. Donaldson (Valley Independent April 17, 1976)

     Clifford O. Donaldson, 68, of 224  Liberty Ave.,  Belle Vernon, died  yesterday at 4:20 p.m. at Eye and Ear Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a long illness.
     He was born in Vesta on Sept 16 1907, a son of the late James N. and Edith Dale Donaldson;
     Mr.  Donaldson  was  a member of Charleroi Elks Lodge 494 and  Garibaldi Lodge of Dunlevy. He is a past secretary treasurer of Boy Scout Troop 1561 in Fairhope. A  former resident of Dunlevy, Mr. Donaldson had lived in Belle Vernon the past 17 years. He retired six years ago from the Allenport Plant of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corp.        .
     Preceding him in death were two sons, Clifford in 1947 and Clifton in 1960.
     Survivors include his wife, Rite Bieneman Donaldson; two sons, James A. and Michael A., both at home;  two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Edith)  Cooper of Charleroi R.D. 2 and Mary B at home; a brother, James F  Donaldson of Bridgeville; and  four grandchildren
     Friends will be received at the Shelby D. Ferguson Funeral Home, 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

STEPHEN DOYLE (Contributed by Mary Fey)

Stephen Doyle, 72, husband of Catherine Doyle, of Camden Heights, Mifflin Township, died today at 5 a.m. in a Pittsburgh Hospital.  Death was caused by cerebral thrombosis and following a lingering illness.  He was a member of Council No. 141, Junior O. U. A. M.
   Surviving beside his wife is one son, George F. Doyle of Camden Heights and the following brothers and sister: John and Charles Doyle of McKeesport, Alexander Doyle of Dravosburg and Mrs. May Gilzhiser of McKeesport.
   He was born in Webster, Pa., July 31, 1854.
   Friends will be received at the home of his son, George P. Doyle, Camden Heights, Mifflin Township, until Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at which time funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Francis I. Woollett.  Burial will follow in Versailles Cemetery.

Source:  McKeesport Daily News, January 20, 1937, page 21

Wilford Duvall
     Wilford Duvall of 604 Bow St.,  Stockdale;  died in Charleroi Division of  Mon Valley Hospital yesterday at 11:45a.m. He was 54.
     Born in Elco on June 30, 1921, he was a son of Oliver and Louisa Conaway Duvall.
     He served in the U. S. Navy during Worid War II and was a member of the John F. Kennedy American Legion Post, California.
     Mr. Duvall worked-in the automatic ate' finishing :'department o~. the Allenport Plant 'of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corp.
      He is survived by his widow, Kleo Shaffer Duvall; one-son, Charles Edward Duvall of Duluth Minn.; one daughter, Mrs. Henry (Claudia) Voelk Duluth, Minn.;  his mother, Mrs. Louisa DuvalI of Bentleyville R. D. 1; two brothers, Clifford Duvall of Elizabeth R. D 3 and Clell Duvall all of Speers Hill, Charleroi four sisters, Mrs. Claude (Blanche) Nutt of Fayette City, Mrs. Victor (Ruth)    Vernallis    of  Zephyrhills, Fla., .Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Stewart of Stroall Acres, Roscoe and Mrs. Thomas (Nola) Trader of Bentleyville R. D. 1, and three grandchildren.

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Annie Fawcett Frazier   (From The Monessen Independent March 23, 1903)
     Annie, wife of Robert F. Frazier, died at their home in Belle Vernon, this morning at 8:30 o’clock of consumption of the bowels, aged 41 years.
      Deceased was a daughter of Thomas and Sara Fawcett, being born about a mile back of Belle Vernon in 1862, and spent her entire life in that locality.  In 1882, she was married to Robert F. Frazier and the union was blessed with seven children, five sons and two daughters.  She was a lifelong, consistent and active member and worker in the Christian Church and there her loss will be felt equally as much, if that is possible, as it will be about the home and **ireside.  deceased leaves a husband, seven children, and the following brothers and sisters; William R. and Miss Celia, of Monessen; Mrs. John Sap, Donora and Mrs. Archie Baldwin, of ___ Belle Vernon.  The funeral will take place at 10 o’clock Wednesday, in Belle Vernon cemetery.

(Directly below the obit was this notice:)
NOTICE.  Owing to the death of my sister, my store will remain closed until Wednesday evening.  - W. R. Fawcett.

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Samuel Hamer
     Samuel Hamer of Fayette City R.D. I died Wednesday, May 14, at 6:35 p.m. in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident on April 27 on Route 51 at its intersection with Independence Street in Perryopolis.
     He was 85.
     Mr. Hamer was born March 7, 1901, in Washington Township, Fayette County, a son of the late Samuel and Mary Anna Osborne Hamer.
     He was a member of Fayette City Christian Church.
     A retired coal miner, Mr. Hamer was a member of the United Mine Workers of America.
     Survivors include his wife, Mildred Auther Hamer; three sons, Kenneth of Fayette City R.D. 1. Delbert Lee of Fayette City and Samuel of Fayette City R.D. 1; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Lee (Phyllis) Robbins of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. Allen (Mary) Morgan of Fayette City R.D. 1; 17 grandchildren;  12  great-grandchildren; two brothers, Frank. of St. Louis, Mo., and Harry of Pittsburgh; and two sisters, Mrs. Eugene (Sara) Johnson of Fayette City R.D. 1 and Mrs. Clem (Celia) Swantek of Perryopolis.
     Friends will be received Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Howard. W. McCrory Funeral Home, Fayette City.

Jacob F. Hannan (Donora American - June 21, 1915)

     Jacob F. Hannan, aged 72 years, died at his home at Coal Centre Sunday evening at eleven o’clock from a complication of diseases.  Mr. Hannan had been a lifelong resident of Coal Centre and is a well known and highly respected citizen of the community.  He had been in failing health for some time.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. J. F. Hannan, two daughters, Mrs. James Pepper of California and Mrs. Iva Campbell at home and two sons, Hannan Hannan and Henry Hannan both of Charleroi.  One sister, Mrs. Jane Stroud, of Charleroi and three brothers, John Hannan of Ohio, Hiram Hannan, of Maple Creek and Henry Hannan of Coal Centre also survive.  He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons and the First Christian church of California.  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the late home, by Rev. E. N. Duty, pastor of the First Christian church of Charleroi.  Interment will be in Howes cemetery.

Glenn G. Herron
     Glenn G. Herron, 65, of Coal Center R.D. 1, Long Branch Borough, died Monday, Jan. 9, 1989, at 7:55 p.m. in Mon Valley Hospital.
     He was born Sept. 1, 1923, in Long Branch.
     Mr. Herron was a member of the Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church.
     A lifelong resident of Long Branch, he was also a member of the Long Branch Grange.
     He was preceded in death by his father, William Henry Herron, on Sept. 11 , 1973, and his mother, Marjory Ruth Phillips Herron, on May 20, 1956.
     Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Genevieve) Morton of Coal Center, with whom he made his home for the last 15 years, Mrs. Walter (Mary Eleanor) Rockwell Jr. of Carroll Twp. and Mrs. James (Norva) Lewis of Belle Vernon; one brother, Harold Herron Sr. of Charleroi;  and many nieces and nephews.
     Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ferguson Funeral Home Inc., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon.

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Bert McKinley Irwin (From The Monessen Independent Dec. 24, 1902)

Bert M. Irwin Died at Nine Thirty This Morning.
     This morning at 9:30, City Engineer Bert M. Irwin, who has been lying at death’s door for some time, quietly passed into the great beyond.
     Bert M. Irwin was born at Sunnyside, Allegheny County, Pa., where he grew to manhood and where he received a common school education.  He afterward attended the academy at Monongahela City from which institution he was graduated in 1894.
     Following this, Mr. Irwin taught school in his native town for several years and then entered the Normal University at Ada, Ohio.  Here in 1899 he graduated in the Civil Engineering department with the highest honors of his class.
     On completing his education at Ada, Ohio, he came directly to Monessen and has ever since taken an active part in the public affairs and has been prominently identified with the growth and progress of our city.  He was civil engineer of the borough of Monessen at the time of his death, which position he has filled with credit to himself and satisfaction to all concerned.  Mr. Irwin was also engineer of the East Side Land company and had extensive interests in Monessen.  He was a young man of sterling qualities and his wide circle of friends will be pained to learn of his early demise.
     On September 10, Bert M. Irwin and Miss Margaret Wiggins were united in marriage at the home of the brides parents in Fayette County and the two started out in life with all promise of a brilliant and useful career, but in the midst of life we__  in death.  and He who doeth all things for the best, saw fit to separate their union.  Besides a wife, Mr. Irwin leaves a mother, two sisters and five brothers to mourn his loss.  Deceased was a constant member of the U. B. church at Elizabeth.  Up until the time of going to press the funeral arrangements had nt been made.

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MRS. MATILDA JENKINS  (Contributed by Mary Fey)

Mrs. Matilda (Tillie) Jane Martin Jenkins, 83, of Conneaut Lake, Geneva, died yesterday in Meadville City Hospital.  Born in Brownsville, Feb. 27, 1891, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Mary E. Meese Hertzog.  A former Clairton resident, she was a member of First Christian Church of Meadville.
   Widow of William Jenkins, she is survived by daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Sargent of Clairton, Mrs. Emma Carr of Meadville and Mrs. Lida Marin of Geneva; sons, LeRoy Martin of Port Vue, Willard Martin of Elizabeth Twp., Wallace Martin of Jamestown and George Martin of Clairton; stepdaughters, Mrs. Martha Yoder and Mrs. Ines Phillips of Brownsville; 21 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren; and 18 great great grandchildren.
   Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow in the John F. Matz Funeral Home, Clairton.  Services will be conducted there Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. by the Rev. E.L. Russell and burial will be in Round Hill Cemetery.

Source:  McKeesport Daily News, November 7, 1974

[NOTE from contributor:  Error above - Her given name was 'Tillie' not Matilda.]

Mary W. Johnson (Contributed by Ruth Jordan Wong)

Obituary, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Monday, January 13, 1930, Pg 22.
JOHNSTON - On Saturday, January 11, 1930 at 9:10 p.m., Mary W. Johnston (nee Hall), wife of the late James W. Johnston of Venice, Washington County, Pa., in her 78th year. Funeral services at the home of her daughter, Mrs C. A.
Stewart, 200 Dilworth Street, Mt. Washington, on Tuesday, January 14, at 3 p.m.. Services on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Venice United Presbyterian Church. Interment in Venice Cemetery.  (Canonsburg and McDonald papers please copy)

 Walter Jones Jr.
      Walter Blaine (Smokey) Jones  Jr., 58, of Coal Center R.D. 1, died at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh  Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1989, at 11:09 p.m.
      He was born in Alicia, Pa., near Fayette City, on May 1, 1930, a Son Of the late Walter and Mildred Roberts Jones Sr.
      Mr. Jones was employed by the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation, Allenport division, in the Shipping department. He was Protestant by faith.
      Mr. Jones was former secretary at the Roscoe Moose Lodge and belonged to the following groups: F & AM of Fayette City, Elks Lodge. No. 0494 of Charleroi, Fraternal Order of Eagles of Monessen and the Slovak clubs of Monessen and Roscoe.
      He is survived by a wife, Thelma Grimes Jones; a daughter, Linda, at home; a granddaughter, Nicki, at home; a stepmother, Alma Jones of California, Pa.; a brother, Frank Jones of Uniontown; and three sisters, Irene Bohn of Indiana, Gloria O'Patken of Ohio and Sharon Matheaiu of Charleroi.
      Friends will be received at the John E. Greenlief Funeral Home, Fourth and Wood streets, California, Pa;, on Thursday from 2, to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Paul Jordan   (Contributed by Ruth Jordan Wong)

Paul J. Jordan, 31, of 129 Maple S., Muse, died yesterday in Jefferson Center. A former area resident, he was a graduate of Elizabeth-Forward High School, attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and was a member of Bible Baptist Temple in Jefferson where he was active in church music and served as a Sunday School  teacher.

Son of the Rev. Glenn R. and Thelma claire Stewart Jordan of Jefferson, he was born in Emporia, Kan. July 10. 1951. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his widow, Diana Bushmire Jordan, daughters Rebecca Jean of Port Charlotte, Fla and Melissa Lee at home, sisters Judith Samuelson and Beth Sprankle of Lynchburg, Va., Ruth Wong of Berea, KY., and Mary Piatt of Old Mystic, Conn., and brothers John Jordan of Oak Ridge, Tenn. and Roger of Marysville, Ohio.

Friends will be received from noon to 9 pm tomorrow in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Wlizabeth. Service will be conducted Monday at noon in the Bible Baptist Temple by Pastor John Smith. Burial will be in Round Hill Cemetery. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program at Jefferson Center Shout Hills Health System.

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 Pearl Kafkalas

 Pearl Kafkalas, mother of  general
     Pearl Burk Kafkalas of. Harrisburg died Saturday in Blue Ridge Haven Convalescent Home East,. Harrisburg. She was 86.
     Mrs. Kafkalas was born In Marionette Wis., on Feb 25 1897,  and was a resident of  Monessen from 1919 until l977.
     She was a member of St. Paul: Lutheran Church  Monessen.
     She was preceded in death by her husband,. Peter N. Kafkalas, on March 12, 1959.
     Survivors Include from a son. Lt. Gen. Nicholas P. Kafkalas (PNG-retired), Camp Hill, a  daughter, Mrs. Frank  (Anne) Kanes Of Bayside, NY; two grandchildren,. Capt. Peter N Kafkalas, U.S. Army, Boston Mass  and Ellen Ann Kafkakas Cedar Crest College, Allentown; Three   grandchildren; Christina, Jennifer, and Nicholas
      Friends will  be received at the Rhome Funeral Home,  Inc., 1209 Grand Blvd.,Monessen, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.

Lawrence A. Kibler  (Valley Independent - April  12, 1962)
     Lawrence A. Kibler, 47. of 1015 Lincoln Ave., Charleroi, died in Charleroi - Monessen
Hospital at 2:40 p.m.. yesterday, April 11.
He was born in North Charleroi on June 10, 1915 the son of James J. and Sarah Ann
McClelland Kibler. Mr. Kibler was a member of the First Christian Church of Charleroi and the
Third St. French Club.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara Masten Phillips Kibler, three sons, Lawrence Jr., John
and Robert Kibler, and one daughter Pauline Kibler, at home; two stepsons James Phillips and
Johnson Phillips at home and two sisters, Mrs. Goldier Kibler Thomas of Brownsville and Mrs.
Verda Kibler  Weaver of Fisher Heights.
Friends will be received at the Schrock Funeral Home, 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi.
during the, hours of 2 to 5 and 7 to 10. Services will be held in tile Funeral home on Saturday,
April 14 at 4 pm. with Rev. W S.  VanArsdale, Jr., of the First Christian Church officiating.

GEORGE KOEHLER  (Valley Independent -   March 20, 1962)
  George Koehler, 87, of 709 Liberty Ave., North Charleroi, died in the Washington Hospital, yesterday at 11 a.m.
  He was born in Germany, Nov. 14, 1874.
  He was a former resident of Carrick and was a member of the Literary Social Association there.
  Survivors are two brothers, Michael of Homestead and Nicholas Koehler of Philadelphia, one sister,  Mrs. Julia Roxberry, North Charleroi.
  Friends will be received at the Harold L. Schrock  Funeral home, 226 Fallowfield Ave.,

MRS. ANNA KUVINKA  (Valley Independent - April  13, 1962)
Mrs. Anna Kuvinka, 76, mother of Monessen Police Chief Michael Kuvinka, died yesterday at
2:45 p.m. at Charleroi-Monessen Hospital.
Mrs. Kuvinka, who resided at 916 Schoonmaker Ave., Monessen, lived in Monessen the past 46
years. At one time, Mrs. Kuvinka and, her husband, John, who died in 1959, operated a grocery
store at the Schoonmaker Ave. address.
   Mrs. Kuvinka was a member of St. John The Divine Russian Orthodox Church, St. John Ladies
Altar Guild and United Russian Orthodox Brotherhood  of American Ladies Lodge 4.
Besides son Michael,  Mrs. Kuvinka is survived by four other sons, John of Yonkers, N Y,
Andrew of Monessen, Paul of North Charleroi, and George of California; one daughter, Mrs.
Edward (Anne) Roberts at home, 16 grand children and eight great grandchildren, a brother and
sister, both in Europe.
    Friends are being received at Check’s Home for Funerals, Monessen from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10

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 PHILLIP ANTHONY LOPRESTI, JR.  (Valley Independent - April   2, 1962)

    Phillip Anthony Lopresti, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Phiilip Anthony Lopresti, Sr., of 614 Oneida St., Monessen,  died Saturday at 6:02 p.m., several minutes after birth.
    Besides his parents he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Lopresti of Monessen, and maternal grandparents,  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brandeburg of Charleroi.
    Funeral services were held today at 1 p.m. at the R. A. Billick Fineral Home in Monessen with the Very Rev. Nunzlo Pirulli, pastor of St. Cajetan R. C. Church, Monessen, officiating. interment followed in Grandview Cemetery, Monessen.

ORPHEUS A. LYNCH (Contributed by Mary Fey)

Orpheus Alonzo Lynch, 81, died this morning at 12:20 o'clock at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Stephen Doyle, 10 Richland Avenue, Dravosburg, with whom he made his home.  He was born on February 13, 1950, in the former borough of Reynoldton, the son of the late Nelson and Mary M. Kuntz-Lynch.  He was the husband of the late Mrs. Katherine Lynch.
   Surviving are four sons and three daughters, William Lynch of Maringo, Iowa; Nelson J. Lynch of Pittsburgh; John Lynch of Steubenville, Oh; Samuel Lynch of Hollidays Cove, W. Va; Mrs. Neil Carrick and Mrs. Margaret Connors, both of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Stephen Doyle of Dravosburg; by 20 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren; also by three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Huhiur (sic) and Mrs. Jefferson Bradley, both of Donora and Mrs. Laura Dickey of Monongahela.
   Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Peter's R.C. church in charge of Rev. P. J. O'Connor.  Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Elizaeth.

Source:  The McKeesport Daily News, November 11, 1931

(NOTE from contributor: A smaller obituary the following day, in the same newspaper, gave his middle name as Olonzo.  The spelling of the name was the only difference noted. )

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Francis Rachel COPELAND MARKLAND  (Contributed by Cora Ott)
            From the McKeesport Daily News on Feb. 3, 1947:
   Mrs. Rachel Copeland MARKLAND, 77, Heckmann Rd. R.D. #1, McKeesport, died  today [Monday] at 10:30 am at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Irene Clintner  of 831 Ohio Ave., Glassport.
   Mrs. Markland was born on May 9, 1868 in Boston [PA.]  She is survived by her  husband, William Markland; her daughter, Mrs. Clintner; a sister, Mrs. Lydia  Jury of Herminie; two grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
   Friends will be received at the V. Dumas Funeral Home, Glassport until 8:15 on Thursday.  A Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, Glassport with the Rev. W. A. O'Hara officiating."

An addenda to this obit was added the next day in the Daily News: " ... the  names of two brothers, Thomas and Abner Copeland of Hartford, Connecticut   were omitted from the list of survivors ...

William 'Butch' Magee MARKLAND (Contributed by Cora Ott)

   Services for William Markland, 94, of 3617 Sherbine Way, White Oak were held today [Sept. 7, 1969].  Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery, McKeesport.  Arrangements were in charge of the Willig Funeral Home. Mr. Markland died Saturday in the John J. Kane Hospital, Scott Township.  He was born Dec. 10, 1874 in Pitsburgh, a son of the late William and Anna  Markland.  He was the husband of the late Rachel Frances Copeland Markland,  and his only survivors are his nieces, Mrs. Isabel Dean* of Port Vue and Mrs.  Eva Smith of McKeesport."

LEROY MARTIN (Contributed by Mary Fey)

Leroy Fredrick Martin, 64, of 417 Pasadena Drive, Port Vue, died yesterday at home.  Born in Brownsville, Oct. 25, 1910, he was a battery foreman in Clairton plant, U.S. Steel Corp., a member of Port Vue United Methodist Chruch and past president of the Lost Chord Club of Pittsburgh.
   Surviving are his widow, Mary Montressa (Mona) Martin; daughters, Mrs. Mary Louise Fey of Plum and Mrs. Rose Marie Klacik of Glassport; sons, Willard L. Martin of Lincoln Place and Merle D. of Clairton; stepdaughters, Norma J. Laughner at home, Mrs. Phyllis Ferree of McKeesport and Mrs. Eileen Bossi of Gales Ferry, Conn.; stepsons, Richard Laughner of Bridgeport, Conn., Warren Laughner of McKeesport and Clyde Laughner of North Versailles Twp.; 27 grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Sargent of Clairton, Mrs. Emma Carr of Meadville and Mrs. Lida Marin of Geneva; and brothers, Willard Martin of Elizabeth Twp., Wallace Martin of Jamestown, and George Martin of Clairton.
   Friends will be received after 7 p.m today in the Willig Funeral Home.  Services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m in the Port Vue United Methodist Church with the Rev. E. Phillip Wilson officiating.  Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.

Source:  McKeesport Daily News, December 2, 1974

MRS. TERESA MARTIN  (Contributed by Mary Fey)

   Mrs. Teresa M. Martin, 47, of 417 Pasadena Drive, Port Vue, died today in her home.
   Friends are to be received from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. starting tonight, in the J. Sam Whetsel Funeral Home, Clairton, where services will be conducted by the Rev. J. Earl Reed on Friday at 2 p.m. followed by interment in Jefferson Memorial Park.
   Mrs. Martin was born Aug. 15, 1911, in Homestead, daughter of Mrs. Jennie Lynch Doyle of Homestead and the late Stephen Doyle.  She had resided in Glassport and for the past ten years, in Port Vue, and was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glassport.
   Survivors include her husband, Leroy F. Martin; her mother; two daughters Mrs. Mary Louise Fey of McKeesport and Miss Rose Marie Martin at home; two sons, Willard Martin of Lincoln Place and Merle Duane Martin at home; four grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Jean Kartalia of Homestead.

Source:  McKeesport Daily News, April 8, 1959

MARTHA MASON  (Valley Independent - March 30, 1962)
     Martha Mason, 83, of 717 Allen Ave., Donora, died at her home yesterday at 11:45 p.m. following a lingering illness.
     Born in Abbington, Va. on July 1, 1878, she had resided in Donora for the past 10 years.  She previously lived in Monessen.
     She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Donora.
     Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Lottie Washington  and Mrs. Daisy Armstrong of Roanoke, Va.;  two grandchildren, Mrs. Sherman (Hazel) Ramey of Donora, and Harry  Reed  of Youngstown, O.
     Friends are being; received at the Percy Law Funeral Home, 1324 Meldon Ave., Donora,
after 7 p.m. today.

 A. Forrest Moreland
     A. Forrest Moreland, 88, of California, Pa., died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 1989, in the Azorski Boarding Home, California.
     He was born March 31, 1901, in Paraville, Mich., a son of the late Forrest and Mae Burpee Moreland.
     Mr. Moreland was a member of the Roscoe United Methodist Church.
     He had been employed as a construclion worker and an engineer.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Latta Moreland.
     Survivors includc nieces and nephews.
     There will he no public visitation. A memorial service will he held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Roscoe United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Carson officiating.
     Melenyzer Funeral Inc., Roscoc, is in charge of arrangements.

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MRS. RUTH HOUGH OWENS  (Valley Independent - April    1962)
     Mrs. Ruth Hough Owens, 64, of R. D. 1. Fayette City, died suddenly yesterday,, 3:30 p.m., at her late home.
     She was born in Fayette City,  July 11, 1897, and was a member of  the Fayette City Christian Church.
     Surviving are her husband, William C Owens; four daughters, Mrs. Lee (Betty) Barnes of Fayette City, Mrs. Millard (Virginia) Book of R. D. 1, Fayette City, Mrs. Emil (Edith) Panzo and Mrs. Ellsworth (Mary Ellen) Wilkinson, both of Belle Vernon; four sons, William James, Robert Ewing,  and Richard Aland Owens, all at home, and Herbert Negley Owens of Fayette City. Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. George (Florence) Massey of Connellsville  Mrs.  Robert (Phyllis) Croushore  and  Mrs. James (Beatrix) Welsh, both of Belle Vernon and Mrs. Emery Hellen) Loar of Lajunga, Calif.; three brother  Herbert Hough of Cleveland, Ohio,  Negley Hough of Avon Lake, Ohio and David Hough, of Fayette City;  thirteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren
     Friends are be   received at the Howard W. McCrory Funeral home in Fayette City.

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 LUCILLE PHELPS  (Valley Independent - April  18, 1962)
    Mrs.  Lucille Phelps, 41, of Pricedale, died in the Charleroi Monessen Hospital, Monday  at 7:15 p.m. following an illness of three days.
    She was born in Wyco, W. Va., April 22, 1921, the daughter of James and Susie Newbill.
    She came to this area in 1929 from West Virginia, and was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church of Belle Vernon.
    She is survived by her by her husband Curtis Phelps, two sons, Ronald and Henry at home, three daughters, Yvonne, Vicki and Toni, at home, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Newbill, two brothers, Oscar of Pricedale and Ollie Newbill, Duarte, Calif., four sisters Mrs. Grace Cook, Pricedale, Margaret  Newbill, Pittsburgh, Mrs. Estella  Reed, Monessen, and Maggie of  Rochester N.Y.
     Friends will be received at the William R. Taylor Funeral Home, 87 Dawson Ave., North Charleroi.

 Benjamin Phillips
     Benjamin David Phillips of Coal Center R.D. 1 died Saturday, June 24, 1989, in Mon Valley Hospital. He was 81.
     Mr. Phillips was born Sept.26, 1907, in Charleroi, a son of the late William and Norva Jane Crow Phillips.
     He was a retired foreman at the No. 3 hot mill in the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation 5 Allenport plant.
     Mr. Phillips was a member of Mount Tahor United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge 461 of California, the Shriners and Pleasant Valley Rod and Gun Club. He was a member of the board of directors of Howe Cemetery.
     In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Herron; two brothers, Robert and Wilbur Phillips; and by a grandchild, Garnet Gene Cullen.
     Survivors include his wife, Henrietta Watson Phillips; three daughters, Carol Thompson of Waynesburg, Norva Gene Cullen of Laurel, Md., and Garnet Storez of Greencastle; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, James Phillips of Long Branch; and four sisters, Martha Clark of Barton, Fla., Alice Stockton and Janet Sedlak, both of Long Branch, and Helen Harper of Nebraska.
     Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ed Melenyzer Funeral Homes, Inc., 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe.

David J. Pierce Sr.
     David James Pierce Sr., 65, of Coal Center R.D. 1, died Sunday, April 2, 1989, in Mon Valley Hospital.
     He was born January 31, 1924, in Coal Center, the son of the late Howard Harvey and Eliza Ann Wood Pierce.
     He was preceed in death by two brothers, Everett and Ernest Pierce; and two sisters, Ruth Lytl .and Elizabeth Klingensmith.
     Protestant by faith, he served during World War II in the U.S. Army 148th Combat Engineer's battalion in Germany.
     He retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel's Allenport Plant in 1983. He was employed in the oilwell tubing department.
     He is survived by a son, David James Pierce Jr. of Stockdale; a daughter, Laura Louise Tietel of Anaheim, Calif.; six grand-children; two brothers, Howard Pierce of Flint, Mich. and Ralph Pierce of Long Branch; three sisters, Sarah Sisley of Long Branch; Mildred Sanders of Detroit, Mich., and Ella May Abbott of Long Branch with whom he made his home; longtime friends, Grace Kisko and family of Brownsville; nieces and nephews:
     Friends will be received at the Ed Melenyzer Funeral Homes Inc., 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe, from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Charles A. Pollock
     Charles A. Pollock of Coal Center RD. 1 died at 3:30a.m. yesterday in Washington Hospital, following an illness of three months. He was 86.
     Mr. Pollock was born July 25, 1890 in California, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pollock.
     He  was  educated  in California schools.
     Mr. Pollock was a retired store  manager  for  the Pittsburgh  Mercantile Company. He was a member of the California United Methodist Church and F&AM Lodge 461, California.
     He is survived by a son, retired California High School principal Strickler Lemoyne Pollock, and two grandchildren, Mrs. Carole D. Say of Leesburg, Va., and Charles S. Pollock of New Kensington.  His wife, Jessie Duvall Pollock, is deceased.
     Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Caleffie and Greenlief Funeral Home, 323 Fourth St., California, where services will be held tomorrow at 3p.m.

Mrs. Jessie D. Pollock
    Mrs. Jessie D. Pollock, 80, of Malden Road, California, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Washington, Pa., Hospital.
    She was born April 22, 1892, in East Pike Run Twp., a daughter of Alexander and Josephine Pester Duvall. Mrs. Pollock was a member of the California Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star Lodge 211, California.
    Surviving are her husband, Charles A. Pollock; one son, Strickler L. of California, principal of California Area Senior High School; and two grandchildren.
    Friends are being received from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening in the Caleffie-Greenlief Funeral Home, California.

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John Elbert Qualk
     John Elbert Qualk of 311. Phillips  St.,  Speers,  died Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.. in Charleroi Division of Mon Valley Hospital, Inc. He was 85.
     He was born Sept. 28, 1891 in Coal Center, son of the late'. Walter and Minnie Lukar Qualk. Mr. Qualk  attended California Area Schools. He was a member of United Mine Workers of  America Local 1787, a  life member of the Order of Moose in California, and a member of Long Branch Community Grange 2072.
     Mr. Qualk was a retired coal miner, having worked in the Republic Steel  Company Crescent No. 2 Mine.
     Surviving are his widow Edna  Montgomery Qualk;  five daughters, Mrs. Emmor (Josephine) Ames  of Monongahela, Mrs.  T W (Alberta) Baker of Charleroi,  Mrs. E.T. (Imogene) Kalinoski of Virginia Beach, Va., Mrs. William  (Ethel) Konik of Speers, and Mrs. Leroy (Gale) Boyd of Fort Lauderdale Fla.;  eight grandchildren 17 great-grandchildren;  a sister Mrs. Mary Whetzel of Coal Center, and two brothers Charles Qualk of Coal Center R.D. and Howard Qualk of Atwater, Ohio.
     Friends  will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Caleffie-Greenlief Funeral Home, 323 Fourth St., California.

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MARTHA RELICH (Valley Independent - March 30, 1962)
     Mrs. Martha Relich, 48, of 840 Hill St., Belle Vernon, died in the  Charleroi-Monessen Hospital, today at 5:45 a.m.
     She was born in Ellsworth, Sept. 12, 1913.
     She moved from Monessen to Belle Vernon nineteen years ago, She was a member of the St. Nicholas Russian Church of Marianna and the Ladies Aid Society of the church.
     Survivors are her husband, Mark Relich, Sr., two sons, Mark Jr., and Robert, both at home, one brother, Alec Krupen, Cheswick, Pa., two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Young of New Kensington and Mrs. Verna Scopel,,  Curtisville, Pa.
     Friends will be received at the Shelby D. Ferguson Funeral home,  Belle Vernon,  after 1 p.m., Saturday.

IRVEN S. ROCKWELL  (Valley Independent - April   , 1962)
    Irven S. Rockwell, a former resident of Charleroi and North Charleroi, died yesterday morning at his home at 1107 Market St.. Meadville, following a cerebral hemorrhage.
    He was, born near Uniontown the son of Asa Miller and Eva Sembower Rockwell. He moved to Charleroi when a young man and was employed at the Macbeth Glass Works, now Corning Glass Works.
    Years ago he operated a grocery store in North Charleroi.
    He was married to Minna Dorbitz Roupe of Charleroi, and when he and his family moved to Meadville, be followed the carpenter trade. He retired several years ago.
     Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Minna Rockwell, three daughters and two sons, Mrs. William (Alverda) Kessler of South Daytona, Fla., Mrs. Wesley (Irene) Coulter, Mrs. Donald (Edna)  Buttray, Frank Rockwell of Meadville, and Ralph Rockwell of Elizabeth, two brothers and two sisters, Allen B. Rockwell of Mentone, Calif., Walter S. Rockwell, Charleroi, Mrs. Elizabeth Robison of  Charleroi R. D., and Mrs. Mamie Clutter of North Charleroi.
    Friends will be received at the Kennedy Funeral home, Baldwin St., Meadville.


     Word has been received here of the death of Elsie Crow Ross, 78, of Kingwood, W. Va., a former Charleroi resident, who died last Friday in Preston Memorial hospital at Kingwood. She had been ill six months.
     Mrs. Ross was a member of the Order of Eastern Star of Morgantown, W. Va.,  the Baptist Church of Kingwood, and the Mon Valley Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.
     Surviving  are her husband, C. B. Ross; one son, Willis H. of Kingwood; two grandchildren amd three great-granddaughters:  two brothers, Orange Crow of Uniontown, and Eugene Crow of Canonsburg, and several nieces and nephews in the Valley area.
     Funeral service was held this afternoon at Preston Memorial Park in Kingwood.

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    Miss Anna Sedlak, 51, of Coal Center R. D., died Aug. 29, 1957. at 7:15 p. m.. She was the daughter? of Andrew and Anna Rebres Sedlak; born June 9, 1906, in Arnold City.
    She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Anna Sedlak; three brothers, John and George Sedlak, of Long Branch, and Paul  Sedlak, of: Washington, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Rabaci, of Pricedale, and Mrs.. Helen Frazzitta, of  Long Branch; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Andrew Sedlak, Jr., of Pricedale.

ALEXANDER G. STEEL  (Valley Independent - April   , 1962)

    Alexander G. Steel, 64, of Water St., Fayette City. died yesterday at 10.35 a.m. in Charleroi-Monessen Hospital.
    He was born in Washington Twp., Fayette County. on June 28, l897.
    Surviving are his widow, Catherine; four daughters, Mrs. Harry (Martha) Tiernan of Star Junction, Mrs. William (Mary Jane) Klein of Hazel Park, Mich., Mrs., Lawrence (Jessie) Kirkpatrick of R. D. 1, Fayette City, and Mrs. Paul (Lena) Disclafani of Charleroi; nine granddaughters and six great  grandchildren,  one sister, Mrs. Agnes Farquhar of Perryopolis.
    Friends are being received at the Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home in Fayette City.

MRS. ANNA M. STEPHENS  (Valley Independent - April  13, 1962)
Mrs. Anna M. Stephens, 58, of Lowber, R. D. 1, Fayette City, died today at 6:30, a.m. in
Charleroi-Monessen Hospital.
She was born in Washington Twp., Fayette County, on  May 12,  1903 and was a member of
the Little Redstone Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are her husband, Allen;  two sons, Allen of Baltimore Md., and Jack of Monessen;
five daughters, Mrs. Gerald  (Ruth) Moore of Spring Run, Pa., Mrs. Alfred  (Isabell)  Chalfant
of Grindstone, R. D., Mrs. William H.. (Florence) Pope of Windsor, N.Y.,  and Bessie and
Beatrice at home;  fifteen grandchildren.
Friends are being received at the Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home in Fayette City.

CLYDE E. SPHAR  (Valley Independent - April   1962)
    Clyde E. Sphar. 76, of Fallowfield Twp., Charleroi, R. D. 2, died at 8:55 p.m. yesterday in his home.
    Mr. Sphar was born August 28, 1885, in Fallowfield Twp., a son of the late Jacob and Rhoda Alberta Winnett Sphar.
    He was a member of the Church of  Christ at Lover.
    Surviving are his wife, Rachel Casteel Sphar; three sons, David H. and Howard A., both of Charleroi R. D., and Walter C. of Finleyville R. D.;  one daughter, Mrs. Edwin (Alberta) Hout of Elrama; one brother, Tarn D. of Grindstone; one sister, Mrs. Norman Gumbert of Charleroi R. D.; eight grandchildren and ten great  grandchildren.
    Friends are being received al the Harold L. Schrock Funeral home in Charleroi.

    Miss Pearl Sphar, 72, of  Speers Borough, died in the Charleroi - Monessen hospital, May 22, 1954, at 9:45 a. m.
    Miss Sphar was born in Speers the daughter of William G. and Ruth Gregg Sphar, and was a member of the Methodist of Charleroi.
    She is survived by two brothers, George H. Sphar of Speers and Robert G. Sphar of Monessen, and three nephews.

Celia McKee Stephens
     Celia McKee Stephens, 91. formerly of Crest Ave., Charleroi, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold  Solvsberg, 2537 Eastwood Ave., Evanston, Ill.
      The deceased was born Aug. 15. 1872, In Allen Twp.,  Washington County, the daughter of Susan Sphar and Ephraim McKee.
       She was a member of the First Methodist Church  and  the W.S.C.S., Charleroi, amd the Monongahela Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
       She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence C.  Stephens, in 1953
       Surviving are two sons, Dwight C. Stephens of Latrobe and Edgar A. Stephens of Chicago, Ill., and four daughters;  Mrs.  Logan (Margaret) Hall,  Indianapolis:, amd: Mrs.. Harold (Ann) Solvsberg. Evanston. Ill.; Mrs. Ralph (Elizabeth) Manon, Latrobe; and Mrs. Carroll (Dorothy) Updike, Bethel Park-.
       She has been removed to the Harold L. Schrock Funeral Home in Charleroi. Funeral  arrangements will be announced later.

Dorothy Sutherland
     Mrs Dorothy Sutherland, 63, of Twilight Borough, Charleroi RD 1, died in the Charleroi-Monessen Hospital Saturday, May 1, at 3:40 p. m. after an illness of two weeks. She was born in Allen Township Aug. 17, 1890, and had lived in Washington County all her life. She was a member of the Ebenezer Methodist Church.
     Surviving  are  her  husband, Ralph Sutherland; one son, Ralph Jr., at home; two brothers, Leslie, of Long Branch and Jay Vernon Riggs, of California; four sisters, Mrs. Elmer Binkney, of Roscoe, Mrs. Louis C. Mason, of West Brownsville, Mrs. James Cunningham, of Vandergrift, and Mrs. Alonzo Cozard, of Brownsville.

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Hazel H. Tippins
     Hazel H. TIppins of Allenport died yesterday at 10 a.m. in Charleroi Division of Mon Valley Hospital at the age of 58.
     Born In Elco on April 12, 1917, she was a daughter of the late Alson A. and Agnes B. Little Roy.
     Her husband, Louis Tippins, preceded her In death In 1948.
     Surviving  are  one son, Thomas A., at home;  three daughters, Mrs. John (Connie) Schaum and Mrs. Wayne (Janet) Farquhar, both of Allenport, and Tamy Tippins, at home;  her stepmother, Mrs. Jean Roy of Elco; two brothers,  Alson  Roy  of Fayette City and James Roy of Elco, and eight grandchildren.
     Friends will be received at the Ed Melenyzer Funeral Home Inc., Roscoe; from 7 to 9. p.m.. today andfrom 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.

    Russell Tippins of the National Pike, Brownsville, formerly of Allenport, died this morning at about 7:30 a. m., of a heart attack.
    He is suvived by two sons, Howard of Merrittstown, Russell, Jr., of Eustis, Florida, one daughter, Mrs. Dan Sheehan of Washington, Pa., a brother, Thomas Tippins of Allenport, and three sisters, Mrs. George Barnett of Charleroi, Mrs. James Burden of Orlando, Florida and Mrs. John G Wolfe of Maple View, and  five grandchildren.

Russell H. Thomas
     Russell H. Thomas, 57, of 800 York street, Brownsville, formerly of Charleroi, died suddenly of a heart attack, Saturday, February 25, 1956, at 10 p.m.
     Mr. Thomas, who was dead on arrival at the Brownsville hospital, was Lock Five tender for thirty-five years, and was a member of the Hillard Fire Company and the Roscoe Methodist church.
     He  is survived by his  wife, Goldie K. Thomas, three sons, Robert W. of Chicago, Illinois, Alfred of McKeesport, and Warren K. of Cleveland, Ohio, one brother, Willis B. of Clairton and a sister, Mrs. Jean Murphy of Philadelphia.

Roy Thorpe
     Roy Thorpe, 79, owner and  operator of the Mon Valley Bus Co. before his retirement, died Monday night in McKeesport Hospital.
      Mr. Thorpe of 215 Fifth Ave., Elizabeth, was born April 7, 1886 in Fayette City, a son of the late John S. and Phoebe Mitchell Thorpe. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth and formerly was an elder and trustee of the West Elizabeth Presbyterian Church.
     Survivors include his widow, Ruth Sickman Thorpe; one son, John S. Thorpe  of  Natrona Heights; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Lou Watts of Penn Hills; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Alter of Mt. Lebanon, and Mrs. Martha Corson of Dormont; one brother, Earl S. Thorpe of Dormont; and five grandchildren.
     Friends are being received at the Walter J. Bierman Funeral Home in Elizabeth.

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Walters, former D-H business manager
    Kenneth B. Walters of Jackson Street, Monongahela, died Thursday, Jan.29, 1987, in his home.
    Mr. Walters, who was 72, was a retired business . manager of the former Daily Herald newspaper in Monongahela.
    He was born Jan.. 8, 1915, in Speers, a son of the late Charles L. and Mae S. Jackman Walters.
    Mr. Walters retired in 1976 after 10 years of service as business manager of The Daily Herald. Prior, to that, he had owned and operated lunch counters in Connellsville, Charleroi and Monessen, and had owned and operated    Wimpy's Restaurant in Monongahela.
    He was also employed as a Prudential insurance agent for a period of 16 years.
    Mr. Walters was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving as a first sergeant with the 305th Combat Engineering Battalion of the U.S. Army's 80th Division.
    He was active in Toastmasters' International.
    Mr. Walters was a member of St. Anthony's Church, Monongahela.
    Surviving are his wife, Carmel DeSantis Waiters, at home; two sons, Dennis Walters of Washington, Pa., and Randy Walters of Chandler, Ariz.; and two granddaughters, Kelly Carmel Walters and Brynn Elizabeth Walters, both of Chandler, Ariz.
    Friends will be received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Philip L. DeRienzo Funeral Home, 216 Chess St., Monongahela.

MRS MAYME WAUGH  -  maiden name Devore (Submitted by Priscilla Davis Webb)

      Mrs (Clara Mae) Mayme Waugh, aged 67 years, widow of John Waugh, died  Tuesday, December 28th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Wardle, of  Venetia.
      Funeral services were held Friday from Wrights Methodist Church,  Venetia.
      One son and four daughters survive; Walter Waugh, Mrs. Rachel Wardle,  Mrs. Lois Davis, Mrs. Alice Wardle and Mrs. Dorothy Patrick;  two brothers,  Harry and Albert Devore and two sisters, Mrs. Ada Fitch and Mrs Lou Ainsworth.

From The Bulletin Advertiser, Finleyville PA

Elizabeth Hayward West  (Submitted by Helen Bradt)
Death of Elizabeth West
     This morning at eight o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. P. Rider, in Parkinson Street, occurred the death of Mrs. Elizabeth West, a well known and respected resident of this community.  Death followed a stroke of paralysis which the deceased suffered on April 10th.  Since that time her condidtion has steadily grown worse until the end this morning.
      Mrs. West was born in Strafordshire, England, in 1845 and came to this vicinity when but nine years of age, where she has spent her entire life.  At the death of her husband seventeen years ago, she moved to Niagara Falls and resided there until last September, when failing health caused her to give up her home
and she came to reside with her children.
      She was joined in marriage in 1863 to John West, a Civil war veteran and to this union were born 14 children, eleven of whom survive, as follows:  Charles, James, Harry, Mrs. C. W. Anders, Mrs. John Krauser, of Niagara Falls; Mrs. T. L. Cowher of Youngstown, Ohio; Mrs. J. P. Rider, this city; Oscar, of Carnegie; Mrs. James Jones, Hazelwood; Earl of Denver, Col.; and Carl of New Kensington.  There are also 24 grandchildren.  There is one brother James B. HAYWARD, of this city and three half-brothers, Oscar, Charles and Harry HAYWARD, of this city.
      Deceased was a member of Wright's Methodist Episcopal Church, of VENETIA and until her health prevented, was an active and willing worker in her church.  The news of her death comes as a painful announcement to her host of friends in this city.
     The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 from the home of her daughter 415 Parkinson Street and will be followed by interment in the Monongahela Cemetery.

Roberta Wilson

     Roberta Wilson of 402 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, died Friday, March 27, 1987, in Mon Valley Hospital, Carroll Twp. She was 77.
     Mrs. Wilson was born Jan. 3, 1910, in Charieroi, a daughter of the late Robert and Hannah Hudspith Murray.
     She was the last surviving member of the Murray family.
     Mrs. Wilson was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Charleroi.
     Surviving are her husband, George O. Wilson; three sons, Robert Lynn Wilson and George Gordon Wilson, both of Speers, and Vernon Wilson of Houston, Tex.; one daughter, Shirlee La Pointe, of Los Gatos, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
     There will be no public visitation.

Gertrude H. Wolfe
    Gertrude H. Wolfe of Mapleview, Charleroi, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 1989, in Mon Valley Hospital. She was 90.
     Mrs. Wolfe was born Jan. 7, 1899, in Allenport, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Dale Tippins.
     She was a member of the First  United Methodist Church of d   Charleroi and the United Methodist Women of the church.
     Mrs. Wolfe was a member of the Athena Club and was an honorary member of the Mon Valley Hospital Auxiliary.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John (Jud) Wolfe, on March 18, 1978; two brothers, Russell and Thomas Tippins; and two sisters, Nelle Barnett and Emma Burden.
     Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John T. and Patricia Wolfe of Coal Center; five grandchildren, Thomas, Christopher, Scott and John Wolfe, and Janice Folman; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
     Friends will be received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home, Inc., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi.

John G. Wolfe
     John G. (Jud) Wolfe, 131  Arlington Ave., Mapleview, Charleroi, died Saturday at 5:12 p.m. in Charleroi Division of Mon Valley Hospital. He was 80.
     Born May 18, 1897 in Allenport, he was the son of the late John I. and  Josephine Furnier Wolfe.
     Mr. Wolfe was a chartered member and past president 1950-51, of the Charleroi Lions Club.
     He was a member of the First United  Methodist Church,  United. Methodist  Men, and the American Legion  Post. 22,  all of Charleroi.
     He was a veteran of World War I.  Mr. Wolfe was a retired paymaster  for  Pittsburgh Steel, Monessen Plant.
     Mr. Wolfe  is Survived by his widow, Gertrude Tippins Wolfe; one son, John T. Wolfe of Long Branch,  and  five grandchildren.
     Friends will be received in the Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home, 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi today and tomorrow~ from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9p.m.

IRWIN WORRELL  (Valley Independent - April  18, 1962)
     Private funeral services were held this afternoon in Pittsburgh for Irwin Worrell, 71, of Elco Hollow, who accidentally drowned in the Monongahela River near Roscoe Sunday.
     Mr. Worrell was born in Long Branch Oct. 12, 1890, the son of Irwin and Emma Hazelbaker  Worrell.  A retired farmer, her was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.  He is survived  by several relatives.

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