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January 17, 2019

Schuyler Leverich Brooks

Schuyler Leverich Brooks

McMurray, Pennsylvania

Schuyler Leverich Brooks, 89, of Upper St. Clair passed peacefully into eternity on January 14, 2019. His dedication to his family and his firm faith in God gave him strength and peace in his final days. Schuyler (Scotty) is survived by his sons, Stephen G. (Susan) and Peter...

Frances B. Cavalucci

Frances B. Cavalucci

McDonald, Pennsylvania

Frances B. Cavalucci, 98, of Connecticut, formerly of McDonald, died Monday, January 14, 2019, in Connecticut. She was born May 16, 1920, in W.Va., a daughter of the late Anthony and Catherine Oliverio Marrra. Fran was a former member of St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church,...

Andrew Raymond "Butch" DeRose

Andrew Raymond "Butch" DeRose

Monongahela, Pennsylvania

Andrew Raymond "Butch" DeRose, 72, of McDonald, died Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in the Bridgeville Rehabilitation and Care Center. He was born July 24, 1946 in Allentown, the son of Andrew A. and Gloria H. Ehrig DeRose. Butch was a Vietnam veteran having served in the US...

Robert S. Greenlee

Robert S. Greenlee

Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania

Robert S. Greenlee, 65, of Carroll Twp., passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in his home. A son of the late S. Carl and Erma Walker Greenlee, he was born in Livingston, Montana on July 20, 1953. Rob attended the Calvary Bible Church in Charleroi. He had been an...

Caroline Ann Perry Jericho

Caroline Ann Perry Jericho

Donora, Pennsylvania

Caroline Ann "Carol" Perry Jericho, 80, of Carroll Township, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019 surrounded by her loving family in the Residence at Hilltop, Monongahela. Born in New Eagle on October 9, 1938, Carol was a daughter of the late Sam Perry Sr. and the late Mary...

Rodney Alexander "Roe" Kerekes Sr.

Rodney Alexander "Roe" Kerekes Sr.

Washington, Pennsylvania

Rodney Alexander "Roe" Kerekes, Sr., 81, of Moundsville, W.Va. died on Sunday, January 13, 2019, in Wheeling Hospital. He was born on September 2, 1937 in Primrose, PA son of the late John and Mamie Lugaila Kerekes. Roe was a member of Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church,...

Published in Observer-Reporter on Jan. 17, 2019.

Dorothy M. Stiak Rencheck

Dorothy M. Stiak Rencheck

Burgettstown, Pennsylvania

Dorothy M. Stiak Rencheck, 91, of Slovan, passed away on January 15, 2019 at Golden Oaks, Folansbee, W.Va. She was born on October 1, 1927, the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Rock) Stiak. Mrs. Rencheck graduated from Union High School in Burgettstown in 1945. On...

John Lee Smeyres

John Lee Smeyres

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

John Lee Smeyres, 65, originally of Homestead, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2019, with his daughters by his side. John was born on March 8, 1953, the son of John Jack and Betty Kepple Smeyres in West Penn Hospital. He graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in...

January 16, 2019

Beatrice Geraldine Brooks

Beatrice Geraldine Brooks

Washington, Pennsylvania

Beatrice Geraldine Brooks, 87, of Washington, died Sunday, January 13, 2019, in her home. She was born June 15, 1931, in West Finley, a daughter of John Franklin Livingood and Ella Ealy Livingood. Brooks attended West Alexander High School and worked at Continental Can. An...

June Holdsworth Donham

June Holdsworth Donham

Carmichaels, Pennsylvania

June Holdsworth Donham, 93, of Garards Fort, died Monday, January 14, 2019 in the J. W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. She was born June 19, 1925 in Allison, Fayette County, a daughter of the late George and Pearl (Barkley) Holdsworth. Mrs. Donham was a graduate of...

Robert Joseph Jeffries

Robert Joseph Jeffries

Washington, Pennsylvania

Robert Joseph "Grumpy" Jeffries, 81, of Washington, died on Sunday, January 13, 2019, in the Washington Hospital. He was born on May 9, 1937, in Washington, a son of the late Clarence Jeffries and Edna Orndoff Jeffries Eckert. A 1955 graduate of Washington High School, he...

John K. Ramsey

John K. Ramsey

Washington, Pennsylvania

John K. Ramsey, 84, of Washington, died unexpectedly on Sunday, January 13, 2019 in his home. He was born March 14, 1934 in Washington, the son of the late Paul and Mary McClay Ramsey. Mr. Ramsey graduated from Trinity High School. He was first employed by National Annealing...

Zona Gale Rhodes

Zona Gale Rhodes

California, Pennsylvania

Zona Gale Rhodes, 76, of West Brownsville, died Sunday, January 13, 2019. She was born Thursday, May 21, 1942, in West Brownsville, a daughter of the late Ralph and Jessie Bakewell Miller. She was a member of West Brownsville VFD Ladies Auxiliary; the West Brownsville...

Howard Paul Snoke

Howard Paul Snoke

Washington, Pennsylvania

Howard Paul Snoke, 63, of Avella, died Sunday, January 13, 2019, in his home. He was born November 30, 1955, in Washington, a son of the late Dr. Paul Calvin Snoke and Romaine Brownlee Snoke. Mr. Snoke was a 1973 graduate of Trinity High School and a 1994 graduate of...

Freda K. Tennant

Freda K. Tennant

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

Freda K. Tennant, 94, of Waynesburg, passed away Monday, January 14, 2019, in Waynesburg Healthcare and Rehabilitation. She was born September 4, 1924 in Prosperity, a daughter of the late George and Bessie Courtwright Thomas. On August 8, 1942 she married Glenn R. Tennant...

Walter Wayne Walters

Walter Wayne Walters

Weirton, West Virginia

Walter Wayne Walters, 71, of Weirton, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019, in the Valley Haven Geriatric Center, Wellsburg, W.Va. He was born June 6, 1947 in Waynesburg, a son of the late Lewis and Nellie Loar Walters. He was also preceded in death by his brother,...

January 15, 2019

Sonja Marlene Ball

Sonja Marlene Ball

Jefferson, Pennsylvania

Sonja Marlene Ball, 79 of Waynesburg, died Sunday, January 13, 2019 in Washington Health System Greene. She was born June 27, 1939 in Waynesburg, a daughter of the late Arthur R. and Helen Louise Church Clayton. Sonja was a 1957 graduate of Jefferson High School. She was a...

Anthony L. Colaizzo

Anthony L. Colaizzo

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Anthony L. Colaizzo was an Italian-American businessman and politician who died January 12, 2019, in Canonsburg Hospital. Colaizzo was born in Canonsburg on May 31, 1930, the youngest of the seven children of Felix and Consetta Colaizzo of Rosello, Italy. He was preceded in...

Kyle Herman Cratty

Kyle Herman Cratty

Carmichaels, Pennsylvania

Kyle Herman Cratty, age 18, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 12, 2019 surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer. He was born June 10, 2000 in Pittsburgh to Kelly T. Cratty of Clarksville and the late Marcie Jo Rapchak of Clarksville. He and his twin...

Lillian R. Helay

Lillian R. Helay

Houston, Pennsylvania

Lillian R. Helay, 84, of Canonsburg, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Paramount Nursing and Rehabilitation, Peters Township, with her family by her side. She was born November 19, 1934 in Temple, Texas, a daughter of Arthur and Anna Wyndam...

William C. Matyuf

William C. Matyuf

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

William C. "Skiffy" Matyuf, 92, of Canonsburg, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2019. Friends are welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, in St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 601 Boone Avenue, Canonsburg, where Liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, January...

Bruce Wayne McGibbon Sr.

Bruce Wayne McGibbon Sr.

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

Bruce Wayne McGibbon Sr. 71, of Cameron, W.Va., died at 11:13 p.m., Sunday, January 13, 2019, in the Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale, W.Va. after a lengthy illness, with his family by his side. He was born Wednesday, October 22, 1947 in Methuen, Mass., a son of the...

Charlotte Nogier Obreza

Charlotte Nogier Obreza

Stoneboro, Pennsylvania

Charlotte Nogier Obreza, 83, of Mercer, passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at the VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler. Charlotte was born in Bulger, Washington County, to the late Joseph and Maria Favre Nogier. She was a 1953 graduate of Union High School, Burgettstown....

Linton R. Salzman

Linton R. Salzman

Monongahela, Pennsylvania

Linton R. Salzman, 70, of Monongahela, (Valley Inn) died Sunday, January 13, 2019 in his home. Born April 8, 1948 in Union Twp., he was the son of the late Charles W. and Alice Mae (Crumb) Salzman. Linton was a 1966 graduate of Monongahela High School and had retired after...

Agnes Szymaitis

Agnes Szymaitis

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Agnes Szymaitis, a lifelong resident of Canonsburg, passed away peacefully in her 98th year on January 4, 2019. Agnes was born on St. Agnes Day, January 21, 1921, to Adam Supinski and Alice Rucki Supinski. Her father said she brought her name with her and named her for St....

January 14, 2019

Joyce Eileen Brown

Joyce Eileen Brown

Point Marion, Pennsylvania

Joyce Eileen Brown, 58, of Fairchance, passed away quietly Sunday, January 13, 2019, at her home, following a lengthy illness. Born in Waynesburg on Nov. 19, 1960, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Edith (Hixenbaugh) Brown. She had formerly worked as a custodian for...

Ronald Irwin Cimino

Ronald Irwin Cimino

Washington, Pennsylvania

Ronald Irwin Cimino, 74, of Washington died Friday, January 11, 2019, in Southmont of Presbyterian SeniorCare, with his daughter and granddaughter by his side. He was born October 4, 1944, in Washington, the son of the late Samuel and Mary Piccolo Cimino. Mr. Cimino was a...

Michael E. Crile

Michael E. Crile

Washington, Pennsylvania

Michael E. "Pop Sweety" Crile, 63, of Washington, died Friday, January 11, 2019, at Washington Hospital. He was born April 28, 1955, in Washington, the son of Rachel E. Herron and the late Kenneth E. Crile. Mike was a 1973 graduate of Trinity High School and served in the...

Myra L. Shaw Hemmis

Myra L. Shaw Hemmis

Washington, Pennsylvania

Myra L. Shaw Hemmis, 80, of Canonsburg, died Saturday, January 12, 2019, in her home, surrounded by loved ones. She was born November 25, 1938, in Washington, daughter of Wilbert T. and Dorothy Shaw. Mrs. Hemmis was 1956 graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School. She was a...

Frank A. Kern

Frank A. Kern

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Frank A. Kern, age 90, of Pittsburgh passed away peacefully Friday, January 11, 2019, with his loving family by his side. He was born December 26, 1928, in Strabane, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Pere Belle Kern Sr. Mr. Kern served with the U.S. Army during the Korean...

Stephen Douglas Kovach

Stephen Douglas Kovach

Beallsville, Pennsylvania

Stephen Douglas "Doug" Kovach, 62, of Denbo, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019. He was born May 20, 1956, the son of Frank "Junebug" Kovach and Sophie Bell Kovach. Doug graduated from Bethlehem-Center, Class of 1974. Doug attended California University of Pennsylvania,...

January 13, 2019

Christine Kavolak Beros

Christine Kavolak Beros

Washington, Pennsylvania

Blonde, Polish woman Christine "Chris" Kavolak Beros of Washington, died peacefully with her husband by her side in UPMC Shadyside Hospital, on January 10, 2019 at the age of 62. Chris is survived by husband, Jim (J.B.) Beros; children, Alexis (Bryan) Corkery and Taylor...

Ernest Ralph Donaldson Jr.

Ernest Ralph Donaldson Jr.

Washington, Pennsylvania

Ernest Ralph Donaldson Jr., 73, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 9, 2019, after a long battle with diabetes. He was born on January 24, 1945, in Washington, a son of the late Ruth and Ernest R. Donaldson Sr. He retired from the Observer Reporter Publishing...

Grace L. Moss Godwin

Grace L. Moss Godwin

Bridgeville, Pennsylvania

Grace L. Moss Godwin, 90, of Cecil, died Thursday, January 10, 2019. She was born June 1, 1928, in Emden, Ill., to the late Alice Viola Russi and Carroll Moss. She was the beloved wife of William R. "Muss" Godwin; loving mother of Denise (Philip) Hanna and Robert Godwin;...

Robert F. Henderson

Robert F. Henderson

Evans, Georgia

Col. Robert F. Henderson, retired, passed peacefully December 14, 2018, at home in Evans, Ga., with his daughter and wife by his side. Bob started his life in Roscoe where he grew up swimming and rowing on the river, gathering his friends for a game of battle, or creating...

Ronald M. Kinskey

Ronald M. Kinskey

Washington, Pennsylvania

Ronald M. Kinskey, of Arlington, Va. was unexpectedly called home to heaven on November 26, 2018. He was born on December 8, 1959 in Washington to Lawrence C. and Jeannine Kinskey. Mr. Kinskey was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lawrence S. and Evelyn Kinskey and Ray...

Margaret Ann Lambert

Margaret Ann Lambert

McDonald, Pennsylvania

Margaret Ann Lambert, 64, of McDonald, died Sunday, January 6, 2019 at her home. She was born September 7, 1954 in Canonsburg, the daughter of the late Francis and Margaret Elizabeth (Smith) Lander. Mrs. Lambert was a graduate of Burgettstown High School. She worked as a...

John F. Seubert Jr.

John F. Seubert Jr.

Washington, Pennsylvania

John F. "Jack" Seubert Jr., 80, of Washington, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. He was born September 25, 1938 in Washington, the son of the late John F. and Grace M. Einloth Seubert Sr. Mr. Seubert was a 1956 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School. He...

January 12, 2019

Lorena E. Anderson

Lorena E. Anderson

Weirton, West Virginia

Lorena E. Anderson, 85, of Weirton, W.Va., passed away Friday, January 11, 2019, at the Weirton Medical Center. Born October 30, 1933, in Brave, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Kate Kent Cole. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Anderson; son,...

Janis M. Selway

Janis M. Selway

Washington, Pennsylvania

Janis M. "Jan" Selway, 77, of Washington, died Thursday, January 10, 2019, in Washington Hospital. She was born November 7, 1941, in New Castle, a daughter of the late James A. and Helen L. Harmon Shaffer. A graduate of Baldwin High School, she was a member of Faith United...

Carl A. Ziots Jr.

Carl A. Ziots Jr.

Washington, Pennsylvania

Carl A. "Rick" Ziots Jr., 69, of Marianna, died Tuesday, January 8, 2019, in UPMC Shadyside Hospital. He was born July 27, 1949, in Uniontown, the son of the late Carl A. Ziots Sr. and Betty I. Wilson. Mr. Ziots was a 1967 graduate of Carmichaels High School. He worked at...

January 11, 2019

Floyd Anderson

Floyd Anderson

Washington, Pennsylvania

Floyd "Buck" Anderson, 85, of Washington, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019. He was born May 10, 1933, in Holbrook, Greene County, a son of the late Louis and Ada Anderson. For over 30 years, Mr. Anderson worked as a machine operator at Washington Penn Plastics. He enjoyed...

John William Caldwell

John William Caldwell

Carmichaels, Pennsylvania

John William Caldwell, age 47, of Waynesburg, PA., died January 9, 2019 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. John was born on March 21, 1971, in Washington, PA, the son of the late Jack Caldwell and Dorothy Archer. John is survived by two uncles, Samuel, and Hershel...

Lois Jean Conley

Lois Jean Conley

Houston, Pennsylvania

Lois Jean Conley, 83, of Washington, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in the Washington Hospital with her family by her side. She was born November 20, 1935, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Joseph and Grace Widmaier Simon. Mrs. Conley was a 1954 graduate of Shaler High...

Mildred Kemp

Mildred Kemp

McDonald, Pennsylvania

Mildred Marie Brown Kemp, 85, of Moon Township, formerly of Cecil, passed away on January 8, 2019, at home. Mildred was born on November 3, 1933 in Collier Township, daughter of Robert and Mae Katherine Scott Brown. She was a member of the 1951 graduating class of McDonald...

Charles Allen King

Charles Allen King

Mount Morris, Pennsylvania

Charles Allen King, 52 of Mt. Morris died suddenly at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be published in a later edition. Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home ,Inc. Mt. Morris, PA 15349 are in charge of...

Shirley J. Torboli Kushner

Shirley J. Torboli Kushner

Washington, Pennsylvania

Shirley J. Torboli Kushner, age 80, of Cranberry Twp., formerly of White Oak, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 while under the care of UPMC Cranberry Place. Shirley was born on May 2, 1938 in Avella. She was a faithful member of St. Kilian Roman Catholic Parish in...

John F. Lucciola Sr.

John F. Lucciola Sr.

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

John F. Lucciola Sr., age 91, of Canonsburg passed away at 2:12 p.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in his home. He was born December 22, 1927 in Canonsburg a son of the late Enrico and Antonia Vecchio Lucciola. Mr. Lucciola lived most of his life in Canonsburg where he was a...

MARY A. MCCLUSKEY

MARY A. MCCLUSKEY

McDonald, Pennsylvania

Mary, 76, of Cecil, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019, in her home. She was born December 7, 1942, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late William and Marionetta Piel Berry. Mrs. McCluskey was retired from Citizen's Bank. She was a member of the Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox...

Ronald E. Murphy

Ronald E. Murphy

Washington, Pennsylvania

Ron Murphy, of Washington, passed away peacefully with his daughter and son by his side Wednesday, January 9, 2019. He was 82 years old, and lived a full and active life. He leaves a legacy of countless stories, happy memories and laughs. He was a brilliant man, and the...

William J. Nopwaskey Sr.

William J. Nopwaskey Sr.

Fredericktown, Pennsylvania

William J. Nopwaskey Sr., 66, of Crucible, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness. He was born November 30, 1952 in Brownville, a son of the late John George and Dolores Moflar Nopwaskey. Mr. Nopwaskey was a...

Dorothy Louise Reed

Dorothy Louise Reed

Washington, Pennsylvania

Dorothy Louise Reed, 94, of Washington, died Sunday, January 6, 2019 at South Hills Rehabilitation and Wellness. She was born August 28, 1924 in Cecil Township, the daughter of the late Robert Ross and Rachel McFall Ross. Dorothy attended Trinity High School and was a...

Kathryn A. Waychoff

Kathryn A. Waychoff

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Kathryn A. 'Kathy" Waychoff of Houston passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in Donnell House Washington with her devoted family by her side, following an extended illness. She was born December 29, 1958 in Canonsburg, a daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Marie...

January 10, 2019

Linda J. Abbott

Linda J. Abbott

Beallsville, Pennsylvania

Linda J. Abbott, 71, of Washington, formerly of Richeyville, passed away Monday, January 7, 2019 in UPMC-Shadyside hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born July 24, 1947 in California, a daughter of the late Junior and Doris Furlong Shiflet. Mrs. Abbott was a 1965 graduate of...

Allene Mae Jeffries Kesner

Allene Mae Jeffries Kesner

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

Allene Mae Jeffries Kesner, 84, of Waynesburg, died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2019, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. She was born Wednesday, December 5, 1934, in Greene County, a daughter of the late Elmer Jeffries and Olive Morris Jeffries. Mrs. Kesner...

Patricia Mihalich

Patricia Mihalich

McDonald, Pennsylvania

Retired Allegheny County Bob Evans Hostess Patricia "Patty" Mihalich, 75, of McDonald, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019. She was born January 22, 1943 in Canonsburg Hospital, the daughter of the late Hubert and Margaret (Cairns) Capitani. Mrs. Mihalich was in the first...

Harry L. Moore

Harry L. Moore

Washington, Pennsylvania

Harry L. Moore, 94, passed away Friday, December 21, 2018 in Anderson S.C. from complications following hip surgery. He was born in Washington on November 25, 1924. He was the son of Paul and Mildred Moore. He had seven brothers and sisters. Harry's passing was preceded by...

Phillip Lonnie Seighman

Phillip Lonnie Seighman

Monongahela, Pennsylvania

Phillip "Lon" Lonnie Seighman, 52, of Monongahela, died Monday, January 7, 2019 in his home. Born November 10, 1966 in Monongahela, he was the son of Phillip M. and wife Karen Seighman of Monongahela and the late Janet R. (Wilson) Seighman. Lonnie graduated in 1985 from...

Zakkary Scott Wright

Zakkary Scott Wright

Washington, Pennsylvania

Zakkary Scott "Zakk" Wright, 26, of Butler, died Monday, January 7, 2019. He was born September 14, 1992, in Washington, a son of Scott Daniel Wright, of Washington, and Stacy Spence Senay, of Washington. A 2011 graduate of Trinity High School, he also attended college...

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