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November 12, 2018

Patricia Jane Huffman

Patricia Jane Huffman

Washington, Pennsylvania

Patricia Jane Huffman, 85, of Washington, died Sunday, November 11, 2018, in Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington. Arrangements are entrusted to William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.

Beverly Jo Jacobs

Beverly Jo Jacobs

Rogersville, Pennsylvania

Beverly Jo Jacobs, 77, of Wind Ridge, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018, in her home. Born February 22, 1941, in Graysville, she was a daughter of the late Charles Clinton and Hazel Jean McCullough Coffield. Beverly was a resident of Richhill Township since 1975. She...

Sarah B. Barclay Lightner

Sarah B. Barclay Lightner

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

Sarah B. Barclay Lightner of Rochester, N.Y. passed Friday, November 9, 2018, at 87. She was predeceased by her husband, Victor; parents Margaret and Edmund Barclay; brothers Clarence (Juanita) and Harold (Aggie) Barclay; and sister Martha (Howard) Pettit. Sarah is survived...

Mary Louise Rice

Mary Louise Rice

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

Mary Louise "Beezie" Scott Rice, 92, of Waynesburg, died at 7:15 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2018, in her home. She was born Monday, March 8, 1926, in Whiteley Township, Greene County, a daughter of the late Lewis Russell Scott and Mary Margaret Morris Scott. Mrs. Rice was a...

Rafala M. Thomas

Rafala M. Thomas

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Rafala M. Thomas, 79, of Canonsburg, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 10, 2018, in Canonsburg Hospital. She was born September 17, 1939, in Canonsburg, a daughter of the late John Sr. and Catherine Selva Thomas. Rafala lived her life in Canonsburg. She was a member...

November 11, 2018

James Robert Barkey

James Robert Barkey

Monongahela, Pennsylvania

James Robert Barkey, 85, of Monongahela, died Friday, November 9, 2018, in Southmont of Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington. He was born April 20, 1933, in Monongahela, a son of Joseph Sr. and Mary Petrick Barkey. Jim was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force during the...

Charles Denny Brown

Charles Denny Brown

Greensboro, North Carolina

Charles Denny Brown, 93, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018, in his home in Greensboro, N.C. Born May 26, 1925, in Burgettstown, to Cleo Coppock Brown and Thomas Boyd Brown Sr., Charles was the second of five children. He was predeceased by his parents, as well as three...

Grant Michael Chupinka

Grant Michael Chupinka

McMurray, Pennsylvania

Grant Michael Chupinka, 26, of North Strabane, died Thursday, November 8, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the cherished son of Stephen and Kim; beloved brother of Brett (Audri), Tyler (Steph) and Colin (Lexie Luba); dear grandson of Eileen (the late Ken)...

George J. Culp

George J. Culp

Houston, Pennsylvania

George J. Culp, 79, of Washington, died Friday, November 9, 2018, in Manor Care, McMurray. He was born July 26, 1939, in Mahoning Township, Montour County, a son of Walter and Mary Elizabeth Garner Culp. Mr. Culp was a graduate of Collingswood High School and Lehigh...

Louise Hunt

Louise Hunt

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Louise Hunt died Friday, November 9, 2018. She was the beloved wife of Bill Hunt; loving mother of Melissa (Nehemiah) Moore; dear grandmother of Mina Moore; sister of Joseph (Phyllis) Bayewitch and the late Judy (the late Roy) Joseph; daughter of the late Benjamin and Elsie...

Loleta J. Perry

Loleta J. Perry

Zelienople, Pennsylvania

Loleta J. Perry, 92, of Cranberry Township, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018, while under the care of Sherwood Oaks Retirement Community. She was born to the late Russell I. Dodge and Evelyn Elsie Dodge. Loleta was the perfect hostess for parties and a gourmet cook....

November 10, 2018

Kathryne Chadwick

Kathryne Chadwick

Washington, Pennsylvania

Kathryne "Kay" Chadwick, 86, passed away peacefully in her home Friday, November 9, 2018. She was born February 8, 1932, in Washington, a daughter of William H. and Mary Essie Shoup Garber. Throughout her career, Kay was an office manager for three separate dental offices...

Raymond Ross Conklin

Raymond Ross Conklin

Washington, Pennsylvania

Raymond Ross Conklin, 85, of Amwell Township, died peacefully in his home Thursday, November 8, 2018. He was born February 7, 1933, in Hickory, a son of the late Kenneth C. and Grace E. Snedeker Conklin. Mr. Conklin was a graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School. He...

Victoria L. Spanogians Duran

Victoria L. Spanogians Duran

Burgettstown, Pennsylvania

Victoria L. Spanogians Duran, 68, of Bavington, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, November 7, 2018, in Washington Hospital, after a brief illness. She was born November 9, 1949, a daughter of the late Angelo J. Spanogians, M.D., and Frances Adelia Huber Spanogians. A...

Roger D. Illig

Roger D. Illig

Burgettstown, Pennsylvania

Roger D. Illig, 73, of Atlasburg, died Thursday, November 8, 2018, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born November 14, 1944, in East Liverpool, Ohio, a son of the late Elmer J. and Helen Pritchard Illig. Mr. Illig was a graduate of South Side Beaver...

Betty Jane Weaver

Betty Jane Weaver

Washington, Pennsylvania

Betty Jane Weaver, 91, formerly of "Pancake" (Laboratory) and Strabane Trails Village, UPMC Senior Community of Washington, passed away peacefully with family members by her side Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at Premier Health Center, where she had been in declining health for...

November 9, 2018

Marilyn M. Bish

Marilyn M. Bish

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

Marilyn M. Bish, 79, of Waynesburg, died at 2:41 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2018, in Waynesburg Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, having succumbed to her battle with Alzheimer's. She was born Tuesday, December 27, 1938, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late John Gerard...

Alphonse Gisoni

Alphonse Gisoni

Washington, Pennsylvania

Alphonse "Moe" Gisoni, 96, of Washington, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in Transitions Healthcare, South Strabane Township. He was born September 17, 1922, in Washington, a son of the late Joseph Gisoni and Geraldine Mascello Gisoni. Alphonse was a 1940 graduate of...

Gloria May Norwood

Gloria May Norwood

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Gloria May Norwood, 88, of Sylvania, Ohio, formerly of Canonsburg, died Wednesday, November 7, 2018, after a protracted illness. She was born December 9, 1929, in Washington, a daughter of Daniel and Fannie Gerardi Casper. Gloria was a 1946 graduate of Washington High...

November 8, 2018

Karen J. Bissell

Karen J. Bissell

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Karen J. Bissell, 60, of Bloomfield, formerly of Canonsburg, died Monday, November 5, 2018. She was a beloved daughter of the late Daniel and Dorothy Headley Bissell; niece of Donald Headley, Patricia Fingerhut of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Barbara Harris of Lawton, Okla; and...

Helen G. Bonar

Helen G. Bonar

Washington, Pennsylvania

Some knew her as "Chick," while others called her "Cab," but all who knew her will be sad to hear Helen Anderson Bonar, 93, of West Alexander, went home to be with her Lord Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in Southmont of Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington. She was born August...

MaryAnn Craft

MaryAnn Craft

McDonald, Pennsylvania

MaryAnn Craft, 72, of Langeloth, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018. She was born July 11, 1946, in McDonald, a daughter of Mabel Hans Kinney of Langeloth and the late Elmer Kinney. Mrs. Craft was employed by Walmart in Robinson Township, where she worked in the customer...

David G. Donham

David G. Donham

Carmichaels, Pennsylvania

David G. Donham, 96, of Garards Fort, died at 7:12 a.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in his home. He was born July 27, 1922, in Monongahela Township, Greene County, a son of the late William E. and Hazel Swart Donham. Mr. Donham was a 1941 graduate of Mapletown High School....

Grace E. Gullborg

Grace E. Gullborg

McMurray, Pennsylvania

Grace E. Gullborg, 88, of McMurray, died Saturday, October 27, 2018, in hospice care in St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon. She was born December 8, 1929, in Renovo, a daughter of the late Leroy D. and Sarah E. Saltsman. On June 7, 1950, she married her beloved husband of 68...

Wanda L. Crownover Hummer

Wanda L. Crownover Hummer

Elizabeth, Pennsylvania

Wanda L. Crownover Hummer, 89, of Elrama, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in Country Care Manor, Fayette City. She retired after 20 years as postmaster at the Imperial post office. She was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church in Jefferson Hills, where...

Kristi Lynn Hunt Laudermilt

Kristi Lynn Hunt Laudermilt

Claysville, Pennsylvania

On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Kristi Lynn Hunt Laudermilt, 47, formerly of West Alexander, passed away unexpectedly. She was born April 30, 1971, a daughter of Glenn and Joan Hunt. Kristi had a huge heart and a passion for loving and saving animals. She loved all of God's...

Robert Allen Lewicki Sr.

Robert Allen Lewicki Sr.

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Robert Allen Lewicki Sr., 65, of Eighty Four, died Wednesday, November 7, 2018. He was born April 11, 1953, in Canonsburg, a son of the late Joseph and Genevieve Slesinski Lewicki. He loved motorcycles and was a member of Second Brigade Motorcycle Club. Robert was a member...

Audrey J. Lorence

Audrey J. Lorence

Jefferson, Pennsylvania

Audrey J. Lorence, 91, of Clarksville, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018. She was born December 17, 1926, in Clarksville, a daughter of the late Peter and Hazel Woods Knepp. Audrey was a homemaker and lived all her life in Clarksville. She attended Clarksville Christian...

Donald J. Roach

Donald J. Roach

Midway, Pennsylvania

Donald J. Roach, 80, of Bulger, died Monday, November 5, 2018, in his home. He was born August 25, 1938, in Bulger, a son of the late Jess and Elsie Stevens Roach. Mr. Roach worked for Twilight Industries in the strip mines. He later planted trees for Godwin's...

Sandra Kay Porter Rogers

Sandra Kay Porter Rogers

Rogersville, Pennsylvania

Sandra Kay "Sandy" Porter Rogers, 66, of Washington, formerly of Claysville, passed away Monday, November 5, 2018, in Washington Hospital, with family by her side. Born January 1, 1952, in Wheeling, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Harold Blaine and Mabel Virginia Minor...

Valent J. Rumancik

Valent J. Rumancik

Carmichaels, Pennsylvania

Valent J. Rumancik, 91, of Rices Landing, died at 4:14 a.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in his home, after a lengthy illness. He was born September 16, 1927, in Crucible, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Shefcheck Rumancik. Mr. Rumancik was a 1945 graduate of Cumberland...

Dorothy Vergnola

Dorothy Vergnola

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Dorothy Vergnola, 92, of Zelienople, formerly of Canonsburg, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018, on her 92nd birthday. She was born November 6, 1926, in Cuddy, a daughter of Anthony and Ann Glassic Puz. Mrs. Vergnola was Catholic. She was a dedicated homemaker, wife and mother...

David Richard Viano

David Richard Viano

Farmington, Pennsylvania

David Richard Viano, 75, of Deer Lake Park, Chalk Hill, passed away Monday, October 22, 2018, in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. He was born October 6, 1943, a son of the late Richard and Martha Viano. Deceased, in addition to his parents, are a sister,...

Geraldine Watson

Geraldine Watson

McMurray, Pennsylvania

Geraldine "Gerry" Watson passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Gerry was born June 20, 1937, in McMurray, a daughter of the late Franklin and Winifred Griffith. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Watson, and their beloved son, Timothy. Gerry is...

November 7, 2018

Malfalda Fetter

Malfalda Fetter

McMurray, Pennsylvania

Malfalda "Muff" Fetter, 91, passed away surrounded by her family Monday, November 5, 2018. Born July 5, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Josephine and Luigi DiCarlo. She was married to the late Raymond Fetter and was a loving sister to Joseph (Bonnie) DiCarlo and Mary...

Janet Sue Hayslett

Janet Sue Hayslett

Hundred, West Virginia

Janet Sue Hayslett, 59, of Hundred, W.Va., died Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in her residence. She was born June 19, 1959, in Fairmont, W.Va., a daughter of the late Darrell A. Haines and Anna Lou Evans Haines. Jan was the office manager for Frontier Communications in Hundred...

David L. Pearson

David L. Pearson

Washington, Pennsylvania

David L. Pearson, 67, of Washington, died Sunday, November 4, 2018, in his home. He was born December 14, 1950, in Washington, a son of the late John R. Pearson and Eva L. Toland Pearson Arent. Mr. Pearson served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Following his time...

Elizabeth Schmidt

Elizabeth Schmidt

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

Elizabeth Schmidt, 93, who was born November 9, 1924, near Hamburg, Germany, died at 1 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2018, in Braun's Personal Care Home, Waynesburg. She was a daughter of the late Paul and Katherin Janietz. She married Gerhard R. Schmidt, who lived from 1925 to...

Virginia Simmons

Virginia Simmons

Monongahela, Pennsylvania

Virginia Simmons, 91, of Finleyville, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in Caring Heights Community Care and Rehabilitation, Coraopolis. Born August 24, 1927, in New Eagle, she was a daughter of the late George Pinchok and Anna. Virginia worked for over 25 years as a waitress...

November 6, 2018

Glenn Allen Burris Sr.

Glenn Allen Burris Sr.

Washington, Pennsylvania

Glenn Allen "Pickle" Burris Sr., 73, of Mt. Morris, died at 5:41 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2018, in his home. He was born Thursday, August 2, 1945, in Mt. Morris, a son of the late Benjamin "Benny" Franklin Burris Jr. and Dorothy E. Spicer Burris. Mr. Burris enjoyed fishing...

Patricia J. Warwick Camerlin

Patricia J. Warwick Camerlin

Washington, Pennsylvania

Patricia J. Warwick Camerlin, 85, of Washington, died unexpectedly Monday, November 5, 2018, in Washington Hospital, following a brief illness. She was born May 25, 1933, in Washington, a daughter of the late James H. and Gertrude C. Lytton Warwick. Mrs. Camerlin graduated...

Norman F. Hainer Sr.

Norman F. Hainer Sr.

Washington, Pennsylvania

Norman F. Hainer Sr., 76, of Washington, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease.  He was born May 11, 1942, in Washington, a son of the late Leslie Blaine and Catherine Highberger Hainer. Norman was a 1962 graduate of Trinity...

Joan Krajacic

Joan Krajacic

Washington, Pennsylvania

Joan Krajacic, 79, of Washington, died Sunday, November 4, 2018, in Transitions Healthcare. She was born September 3, 1939, in Canonsburg, a daughter of the late George Senay Sr. and Helen Lugenski Senay. Mrs. Krajacic attended Canonsburg High School and was a...

W. Ronald Kurtz

W. Ronald Kurtz

Beallsville, Pennsylvania

W. Ronald Kurtz, 86, of Scenery Hill, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018, in Donnell House, Washington. He was born August 3, 1932, in Waynesburg, a son of the late Walter J. and Mary Rhodes Kurtz. Mr. Kurtz was a 1950 graduate of Bentleyville High School. He was a...

James W. Nixon

James W. Nixon

Washington, Pennsylvania

James W. Nixon, 82, of Washington, died Saturday, November 3, 2018, in Premier Washington Health Center. He was born November 26, 1935, in Washington, a son of the late George W. and Sarah Kerr Nixon. Mr. Nixon worked as a facilities manager at Drakenfield. In his free...

John W. Rapchak

John W. Rapchak

Carmichaels, Pennsylvania

John W. Rapchak, 57, of Mather, formerly of Crucible, died unexpectedly Friday, November 2, 2018, in his home. He was born July 6, 1961, in Waynesburg, a son of the late Michael and Violet Marie Bowman Rapchak Jr. Mr. Rapchak was a graduate of Carmichaels Area High School...

November 5, 2018

Francis C. Baldwin

Francis C. Baldwin

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

Francis C. "Junior" Baldwin, 77, of Waynesburg, died Saturday, October 27, 2018, in WHS-Greene, Waynesburg. It was his request to have no public viewing or services. Arrangements were entrusted to Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Waynesburg.

Harold Bradley Eisiminger

Harold Bradley Eisiminger

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

Harold Bradley Eisiminger, 85, of Waynesburg, passed away Friday, November 2, 2018, in J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. He was born May 31, 1933, in Waynesburg, a son of the late Jesse Lazear Eisiminger and Helen Walker Eisiminger. He was a 1951 graduate of...

John Wesley Loffert

John Wesley Loffert

Burgettstown, Pennsylvania

Col. John Wesley Loffert, U.S. Army Retired, 84, passed away Friday, August 31, 2018. He was born April 10, 1934. He graduated from Union High School in Burgettstown and the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., in 1958. He married Marion Dowler and they had four...

Cynthia Ann McCarrell

Cynthia Ann McCarrell

Washington, Pennsylvania

Cynthia Ann "Cindy" McCarrell, 64, of Washington, passed away peacefully Friday, November 2, 2018, in Washington Hospital, with family by her side. She was born October 23, 1954, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Sidney Alexander and Florence Kohlmyer Davis. A graduate...

Marianne Myers

Marianne Myers

Houston, Pennsylvania

Marianne Myers, 62, of Washington, died Sunday, November 4, 2018, in her home. She was born November 12, 1955, in Augsburg, Germany, a daughter of Marianne Rast Myers of Meadow Lands and the late Cyrus Merle Myers. Miss Myers was a graduate of Chartiers-Houston High...

Norma Jean Mullins Strimel

Norma Jean Mullins Strimel

Houston, Pennsylvania

Norma Jean Mullins Strimel, 86, of Chartiers Township, died Saturday, November 3, 2018, in her home, with family by her side. She was born May 8, 1932, in Canonsburg, a daughter of Charles "Cal" and Isabelle Durand McCartney. Mrs. Strimel attended Trinity schools and was a...

Dennis A. Zalaznik

Dennis A. Zalaznik

Midway, Pennsylvania

Dennis A. Zalaznik, 63, of Bulger, passed away suddenly Friday, November 2, 2018. He was born April 18, 1955, a son of the late Donald and Donna Nagode Zalaznik. Dennis was the beloved husband of 38 years to Cynthia Felton Zalaznik, who survives. He was the dedicated and...

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