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August 8, 2020

Diane M. Briggs

Diane M. Briggs

McDonald, Pennsylvania

Diane M. Briggs, 74, of McDonald, passed on Thursday, August 6, 2020. She was born July 31, 1946 in Pittsburgh; a daughter of Aimable and Emily Vidal Pensis. Diane was an avid Nascar fan and enjoyed watching TV. Surviving are two children Michael Pensis of McDonald and...

Terry Lee Copechal

Terry Lee Copechal

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Terry Lee Copechal, 67, of Eighty Four, died Tuesday, August 4, 2020. She was born February 24, 1953, in Washington, a daughter of Emmitt and Doris Lang Baird. Mrs. Copechal was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Midway. She was a dedicated homemaker and loved watching...

James Walter Derrick

James Walter Derrick

Washington, Pennsylvania

James Walter Derrick, 73, of Washington, died Friday morning, July 31, 2020, in Hawthorne Woods Assisted Living Facility. He was born December 23, 1946, a son of the late George Walter Derrick and the late Mary Inez Fowler-Witkowski (Edward Witkowski). He was proudly raised...

Published in Observer-Reporter from Aug. 8, 2020 to Aug. 9, 2020.

Lori A. Fisher

Lori A. Fisher

Carmichaels, Pennsylvania

Lori A. Fisher, 59, of Waynesburg, died August 4, 2020, in Southwest Regional Medical Center. Lori was born January 30, 1961, in Camp Lejeune, N.C., a daughter of the late Donald Fisher and Gayle Gebeau Fisher Yost. Mrs. Fisher had formerly worked at Waynesburg Giant Eagle,...

William G. Kerr Sr.

William G. Kerr Sr.

Carmichaels, Pennsylvania

William G. Kerr Sr., 94, of Carmichaels, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2020, in his home. He was born November 22, 1925, in Ronco, Fayette County, a son of the late Thomas Guy and Ethel Fox Kerr. Mr. Kerr attended German Township schools and served with the U.S. Army with...

Mary J. Krency

Mary J. Krency

Washington, Pennsylvania

Mary J. "Pinkey" Krency, 87, of Washington, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2020, in the Washington Hospital, following a brief illness. She was born January 23, 1933 in Mt. Morris, a daughter of the late John R. and Helen M. Barr Stewart. Mrs. Krency was a 1950 graduate of...

Published in Observer-Reporter from Aug. 8, 2020 to Aug. 9, 2020.

Joseph J. Nicolella

Joseph J. Nicolella

Washington, Pennsylvania

Joseph J. Nicolella, 91 of Washington, died Thursday, August 6, 2020 at the Washington Hospital. He was born December 29, 1928, in Washington, a son of the late Antonio Nicolella and Nicolina Macchiaroli Nicolella. Joseph was a 1947 graduate of Washington High School and...

Marguerite Medved Sarracino

Marguerite Medved Sarracino

Burgettstown, Pennsylvania

Mrs. Marguerite Medved Sarracino, 97, of Burgettstown, passed peacefully Wednesday morning, August 5, 2020, in the home of her loving daughter, Kobe, who provided exceptional, loving care to Marguerite during her final years. She was born February 20, 1923, a daughter of the...

Mary Margaret Bonenberger Shea

Mary Margaret Bonenberger Shea

Carmichaels, Pennsylvania

Mary Margaret Bonenberger Shea, 92, of Carmichaels, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2020. Mary was born May 22, 1928, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Leo Aloysius and Ella May Scully Bonenberger; and sister to Leo F. Bonenberger, Jacob H. Bonenberger, Bernadette Tozzi,...

Charles J. Wolanski

Charles J. Wolanski

Burgettstown, Pennsylvania

Charles J. Wolanski, 63, of Burgettstown, Hanover Township, passed away Thursday evening, August 6, 2020, in his home, after a three-year illness. He was born March 28, 1957, a son of Wanda Roach Wolanski of Hookstown and the late Stephen Wolanski Sr. A graduate of South...

August 7, 2020

Robert Chaney

Robert Chaney

Washington, Pennsylvania

Robert "Bones" Chaney, 68, of Washington, died Wednesday, August 5, 2020, in McMurray Hills Manor. He was born August 12, 1951, in Washington, a son of the late Robert Lee Chaney and Ruby Lorraine Foringer. Robert was a carpet layer for Seaman's Carpet. He was an avid...

Wesley Y. Lammay

Wesley Y. Lammay

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Wesley Young Lammay, of Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with his Lord Monday, August 3, 2020. He was born September 13, 1938, in Charleroi, a son of the late Alfred J. Lammay Sr. and Melissa Lammay. Wesley was a 1956 graduate of Charleroi Area High School and then went...

August 6, 2020

Wallace Monroe Fraley

Wallace Monroe Fraley

Washington, Pennsylvania

Wallace Monroe Fraley, 77, of Houston and Washington, died Wednesday, August 5, 2020, in Transitions Health Care. He was born September 9, 1942, in Hatfield, Ky., on Big Creek, a son of the late John B. and Mary Lou Alta McGinnis Fraley. Wallace worked in merchandise sales...

Tillie Hopson

Tillie Hopson

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Tillie Hopson, 91, of Strabane, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, August 2, 2020, in Washington Hospital. She was born March 25, 1929, in Canonsburg, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Katheryn Paraska Waschuck. Mrs. Hopson lived her entire life in Strabane and Canonsburg,...

David Matazinski

David Matazinski

Burgettstown, Pennsylvania

David Joe Matazinski, of Colliers, WV passed away on Saturday August 1,2020, in Allegheny General Hospital. He was born on July 31, 1959, in Weirton WV. A son of the late Joseph S. and Lucille M. Matazinski. A 1978 graduate of Brooke High School in West Virginia, he was...

Rae Priscilla Morris

Rae Priscilla Morris

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

Rae Priscilla "Sue" Morris, 83, of Waynesburg, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in the Washington Hospital. She was born April 5, 1937, in Nineveh, a daughter of Clarence Vernon Anderson and Frances Gertrude Rutan Anderson. On October 29, 1955, she married Raynor H....

Marlene L. Stainbrook

Marlene L. Stainbrook

Washington, Pennsylvania

Marlene L. "Marty" Stainbrook, 86, of Washington, died Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in her home. She was born September 2, 1933, a daughter of the late Paul V. and Madlyn Vandever Bebout. Marty was a 1950 graduate of Miami High School in Miami, Fla. She went on to graduate from...

August 5, 2020

David L. Brumley

David L. Brumley

Carmichaels, Pennsylvania

David Lawrence Brumley, 72, of Greensboro, died Monday, August 3, 2020, in his home, following a lengthy illness. He was born August 3, 1948, in Brownsville, a son of the late James Thomas and Genevieve Hawkins Brumley Sr. Mr. Brumley grew up in Bobtown and lived most of his...

Fred S. Delval III

Fred S. Delval III

Scott Township, Pennsylvania

Fred S. Delval III, 80, of Scott Township, after a battle with cancer, passed away on July 31, 2020. He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret J. Downey Delval for 51 years; loving father of Freddie (Dawn Crewl) Delval and Scott Delval; cherished grandfather of Melissa...

Published in Observer-Reporter from Aug. 4, 2020 to Aug. 5, 2020.

Elizabeth J. Grizzle

Elizabeth J. Grizzle

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Elizabeth J. Grizzle, of Beechview, passed away Monday, August 3, 2020. She was the beloved mother of Troy Grizzle and Rebecca (Peter) Niznik; sister of Harry (Pam) Medlen and the late James (Patricia) Medlen; grandmother of James (Jennifer) Grizzle, Thomas and Cassandra...

Walter R. Gus Jr.

Walter R. Gus Jr.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Walter R. Gus Jr., 74, of Monongahela, formerly of South Park and Pittsburgh's South Side, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, Friday, July 31, 2020. Born December 14, 1945, he was a son Ella May and Walter R. Gus Sr. He is survived by sons Brian Gus,...

Fay Louise Lockart

Fay Louise Lockart

Carmichaels, Pennsylvania

Fay Louise Lockart, 72, of Carmichaels, and formerly of Waynesburg, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, August 3, 2020, at the home of her brother and sister-in-law, Junior and Sharon Lockart, in Carmichaels. She was born October 18, 1947, in Shuck Hollow, Whiteley Township,...

Jessie Mirisciotti

Jessie Mirisciotti

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Jessie "Inez" Mirisciotti, 95, of Canonsburg, passed way unexpectedly Sunday, August 2, 2020. She was born October 14, 1924, in Sallisaw, Okla., a daughter of the late Jess and Susie Standifer. Inez graduated from Wainwright High School in Wainwright, Okla., and studied...

Duwayne Edward Patterson

Duwayne Edward Patterson

Houston, Pennsylvania

Duwayne Edward "Curly" Patterson, 93, of Washington, formerly of Houston, died Sunday, August 2, 2020, in Premiere Washington Health Center. He was born May 17, 1927, in Canonsburg, a son of Edward and Charlotte Fullum Patterson. Mr. Patterson was a veteran of World War II,...

Andrèe Mauricette Riley

Andrèe Mauricette Riley

Washington, Pennsylvania

Andrèe Mauricette Riley, 93, of Washington, died Sunday, August 2, 2020, in Premier Health Care. She was born August 2, 1927, in Ligugè, France, a daughter of the late Robert Lezay and Olga Carreau Lezay. After graduating high school, she attended trade school in France to...

August 4, 2020

Joseph Edwin Chehovin

Joseph Edwin Chehovin

Washington, Pennsylvania

Joseph "Joe" Edwin Chehovin, 79, of Washington, passed away at his home, Saturday, August 1, 2020, surrounded by his family. He was born April 18, 1941, in Washington, a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Chehovin. Joe was a 1959 graduate of Trinity High School. He was an...

Dennis L. Crumrine

Dennis L. Crumrine

Washington, Pennsylvania

Dennis L. Crumrine, 73, of Washington, died Sunday, August 2, 2020, in Transitions Healthcare of Washington. He was born August 3, 1947, in Washington, a son of the late Norman and Fern Hixenbaugh Crumrine. He was a 1966 graduate of Washington High School, and went on to be...

George Frost

George Frost

McMurray, Pennsylvania

George Frost, 87, of McMurray, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2020. He was born November 8, 1932, in Pittsburgh, a son of George Bernard Frost Sr. and Rosalia Gunther Frost. George was always proud of the fact that he was born on the day Franklin Delano Rosevelt was elected...

Gloria J. Herron

Gloria J. Herron

Bentleyville, Pennsylvania

Gloria J. Herron, 72, of Belle Vernon, formerly of Bentleyville, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2020, in her home. She was born August 28, 1947, in North Charleroi, a daughter of the late Emil and Laura Lowther Deloly. Mrs. Herron was a 1966 graduate of Charleroi High...

Margaret K. Keller

Margaret K. Keller

Washington, Pennsylvania

Margaret K. "Slick" Keller, 84, of Washington, died Saturday, August 1, 2020, in her daughter's home. She was born December 20, 1935, in Washington, a daughter of the late Frank and Meri Panchura Hurzon. Margaret was a 1952 graduate of Trinity High School. She worked as a...

Richard Lee Kraeer

Richard Lee Kraeer

Washington, Pennsylvania

Richard Lee Kraeer, 75, of Washington, died Saturday, August 1, 2020, in his home. He was born May 9, 1945, in McDonald, a son of the late Howard Johnston Kraeer and Emma L. Finimore Kraeer. Richard was a graduate of East Washington High School and served in the U.S. Army....

Walter Edward Markle Jr.

Walter Edward Markle Jr.

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Walter Edward Markle Jr., 62, of Eighty Four, died Friday, July 31, 2020, in his home. He was born October 21, 1957, in Canonsburg, a son of the late Walter and Shirley Sochor Markle. Walter was a member of Chartiers Hill United Presbyterian Church. He proudly served his...

Margaret A. Miller

Margaret A. Miller

Beallsville, Pennsylvania

Margaret A. Miller, 81, of Beallsville, passed away Friday, July 31, 2020, in her home, with her loving family at her side. She was born January 23, 1939, in Brownsville, a daughter of the late Thomas and Marion Crockett Ramsey. Marg was a 1956 graduate of Centerville High...

Richard G. Moore

Richard G. Moore

Cecil, Pennsylvania

Richard G. "Dick" Moore, 85, of Cecil, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2020, with his loving wife of 63 years, Kay, by his side. Surviving, in addition to his wife, Kay Campbell Moore, are his children, Cheryl Owens of Cecil Township and Richard "Rick" (Maria) Moore of North...

Frank J. Peresutti Jr.

Frank J. Peresutti Jr.

Washington, Pennsylvania

Frank J. Peresutti Jr., 74, of Washington, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020. He was born October 29, 1945, in Southview, a son of the late Frank J. and Sophia M. Tutin Peresutti Sr. He was a 1963 graduate of Fort Cherry High School and was a former member and an altar boy...

Pamela Scott

Pamela Scott

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Pamela Scott, RN, 65, of Carlisle, formerly of Boiling Springs and Penn Hills, died Friday, July 31, 2020, in her residence, with her loving family by her side. She was born November 20, 1954, in Washington, to the late Emil and Catherine Svetkovich Besedick. Pamela was a...

Sylvia B. Stoneking

Sylvia B. Stoneking

Rogersville, Pennsylvania

Sylvia B. Stoneking, 72, of Aleppo Township, Greene County, died Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 3:40 p.m. in the UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, after being in failing health for the past several months. She was born June 13, 1948, in Franklin Township, Greene County,...

Charles Raymond Strope

Charles Raymond Strope

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

Charles Raymond Strope, 79, of Waynesburg, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2020, in the Washington Hospital following a brief illness. He was born June 7, 1941, in Waynesburg, a son of the late Floren and Ruby M. Keener Strope. Charles was a 1962 graduate of Waynesburg High...

Gregory A. Young

Gregory A. Young

Houston, Pennsylvania

Gregory A. Young, 58, of Bensalem, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Penn Medicine Hospice, surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 11, 1961, in Washington, a son of the late Franklin Duwayne and Henrietta Catherine Kelley Young. Mr. Young...

August 3, 2020

Bernard D. Rush

Bernard D. Rush

Bentleyville, Pennsylvania

Bernard "Bernie" D. Rush, 90, of Eighty Four, died Saturday morning, August 1, 2020, at Presbyterian SeniorCare – Southminster Place, Washington. He was born August 26, 1929, in Washington, a son of Robert J. Rush and Helen Leonard Rush. He was a graduate of the Avella High...

John Simko Sr.

John Simko Sr.

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

On Friday, July 31, 2020, John Simko Sr., of Canonsburg, formerly of Louisville, Ohio and Ambridge, died peacefully after a short illness. John was truly a lion of a man in stature, intellect and character. He enjoyed a life filled with success due to hard work and the...

August 2, 2020

Joan Dalrymple Nicodemus

Joan Dalrymple Nicodemus

Bridgeport, Pennsylvania

Joan Dalrymple Nicodemus, 84, of Bridgeport, Ohio, went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, July 26, 2020. She was born May 9, 1936, in Glendale, W.Va., a daughter of the late Herman and Kathleen Games Dalrymple.Joan was a graduate of Weir High School in Weirton, W.Va....

Elda Marie Power

Elda Marie Power

Beallsville, Pennsylvania

Elda Marie Power, 94, of Beallsville, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Southmont of Presbyterian Seniorcare. She was born August 6, 1925, in Deemston Borough, a daughter of the late Thomas Glenn Lewis and Gladys Harton. Elda was a lifetime member of the East...

Published in Observer-Reporter from Jul. 31, 2020 to Aug. 2, 2020.

August 1, 2020

Joseph F. Artuso

Joseph F. Artuso

Ligonier, Pennsylvania

Joseph F. Artuso, 92, of Ligonier, passed away peacefully and blessedly Saturday, July 25, 2020, at home. He was born December 21, 1927, in Donora, a son of Frank and Rose Ritacco Artuso. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Burke...

Published in Observer-Reporter from Jul. 31, 2020 to Aug. 1, 2020.

Cindy Bohnak

Cindy Bohnak

Bentleyville, Pennsylvania

Cindy Bohnak, 45, of Bentleyville, died unexpectedly, Friday, April 3, 2020, at the Washington Hospital. She was born August 5, 1974, in Charleroi, a daughter of the late Alexander F. Bohnak and Darlene D. Puskarich Bohnak. Cindy was a graduate of Bentworth High School and...

Patricia Lucille Churpak

Patricia Lucille Churpak

Burgettstown, Pennsylvania

Patricia Lucille Churpak, 86, of Atlasburg, passed away peacefully Friday morning, July 31, 2020, in her home, with her loving daughter by her side. She was born July 16, 1934, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Raymond and Mary Elizabeth "Lila" Good Wallace. Mrs....

Kenneth R. Eller

Kenneth R. Eller

Bethel Park, Pennsylvania

After 58 years of marriage to his childhood sweetheart, Ken Eller writes his own obituary to say he has no regrets in a well-rounded life and career. Ken Eller of Bethel Park, formerly of Slab Fork, West Virginia, departed this life on July 29, 2020, after what he describes...

Ruth Ann Gillespie

Ruth Ann Gillespie

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ruth Ann Gillespie, 97, of Canonsburg, passed away July 29, 2020. Born July 24, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Anna and Albert Dager. She was the beloved wife to the late John Gillespie and Frederick Zacour; loving mother to Kathie (Cirio) Signorini and Frederick...

Ronald Hickman

Ronald Hickman

Beallsville, Pennsylvania

Ronald Hickman, 83, of Ellsworth, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in his home. He was born October 22, 1936, in Beallsville, a son of the late Allen and Mary Pearl Sweany Hickman. Mr. Hickman was a 1954 graduate of Bethlehem Joint High School. He retired from...

Aaron Boyd Mansfield

Aaron Boyd Mansfield

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Aaron Boyd Mansfield, 83, of Washington, died Thursday, July 30, 2020, at home, surrounded by his family. He was born July 2, 1937, in Wylandville, a son of the late Aaron Boyd and Mary Winifred Gelwix Mansfield. On June 12, 1957, in Fourth Presbyterian Church, he married...

Ethel L. Ross

Ethel L. Ross

Carmichaels, Pennsylvania

Ethel L. Ross, 91, of Carmichaels, died Thursday, July 30, 2020, in her home. She was born February 20, 1929, in LaSalle, Ill., a daughter of the late Chester and Stella Jones Schumaker. Mrs. Ross attended Cumberland Township High School and was a member of the Carmichaels...

Published in Observer-Reporter from Jul. 31, 2020 to Aug. 1, 2020.

Ethel L. Ross

Ethel L. Ross

Carmichaels, Pennsylvania

Ethel L. Ross, 91, of Carmichaels, died Thursday, July 30, 2020, in her home. She was born February 20, 1929, in LaSalle, Ill., a daughter of the late Chester and Stella Jones Schumaker. Mrs. Ross attended Cumberland Township High School and was a member of the Carmichaels...

Published in Observer-Reporter from Jul. 31, 2020 to Aug. 1, 2020.

Phyllis Thomas

Phyllis Thomas

Bentleyville, Pennsylvania

Phyllis "Patty" Thomas, 80, of Ellsworth, passed away Friday, July 31, 2020, in Concordia Hospice of Washington Donnell House. She was born July 15, 1940 in Coal Center, a daughter of the late George and Lillian Wells Mitchner. Surviving are five children, Bruce Thomas of...

Heather Marie Vuknic

Heather Marie Vuknic

Carmichaels, Pennsylvania

Heather Marie Vuknic, 50, of Uniontown, formerly of Carmichaels, died July 30, 2020, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. Heather was born June 27, 1970, in Boston, Mass., a daughter of the late Edward Vuknic and Jane Rachelle "Rae" McLaughlin Vuknic...

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