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Obituaries

Recent deaths for Jan. 5, 2000

Wednesday, January 05, 2000

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


The Post-Gazette's comprehensive listings of recent deaths include two types of obituaries. News obituaries, prepared by our staff, are published at the discretion of our editors. Death notices are paid obituaries prepared by the funeral-home directors. To place a death notice, call 412-263-1371. To suggest a news obituary, call 412-263-1601.

The following list is provided free as a public service. Listings followed by a (DN) indicate that a paid death notice has been published in the Post-Gazette print edition. Death notices are not currently available online.

We accept information for the following list only from funeral directors and employees of crematoriums and memorial societies, who may call 412-263-1601 from 9 a.m. to 8: 30 p.m.


ALLEGHENY COUNTY

ACKERMAN, Carl D., 81, of Richland, died Jan. 2. Schellhaas Funeral Home, Richland. (DN)

ALVIN, Merle C., 78, of Shaler, died Jan. 3. Ogrodnik-Hahn Funeral Home, Etna. (DN)

BEARDSLEY, Raymond A. Jr., of Penn Hills, died Jan. 4. Charles W. Trenz, Penn Hills. (DN)

BERINGER, Margaret T. "Marge," 70, formerly of South Side, died Jan. 2. John J. Gmiter Funeral Home, South Side. (DN)

BORRES-PIAZZI, Lorraine Steele, died Jan. 3. O'Brien's Funeral Home, Brighton Heights. (DN)

BOZICK, Helen, 86, of East Pittsburgh, died Jan. 4. Patrick T. Lanigan, East Pittsburgh. (DN)

BULLIAN, Thomas Gary, 48, of Lawrenceville, died Jan. 2. John F. Murray, Lawrenceville. (DN)

BURNS, James E. Jr., of Scott, died Jan. 4. Laughlin Funeral Home, Mt. Lebanon. (DN)

CARD, Mozel S., died Jan. 2. White Memorial Chapel, Point Breeze. (DN)

CASCKETTA, Anita P., 62, of Collier, died Dec. 30. Bagnato Funeral Home, Carnegie.

CAWLEY, Martha A. Kordich, 77, of Bridgeville, died Jan. 2. Bogan-Wolf, Bridgeville. (DN)

CHAPON, Peter J. Sr., of Whitehall, died Jan. 3. John F. Slater Funeral Home, Brentwood. (DN)

CONDINA, Virginia M. Foley, 73, of Moon, died Jan. 3. Copeland's Funeral Home, Coraopolis. (DN)

CONTO, Helenann Lawler, died Jan. 2. John A. Freyvogel Sons Funeral Home, Shadyside. (DN)

CUNNINGHAM, Harry N., of Findlay, died Jan. 4. Thomas-Little Funeral Service, Imperial. (DN)

CUSHION, John S., 93, of Swissvale, died Jan. 3. Thomas L. Nied Funeral Home, Swissvale. (DN)

DEVOS, Jacqueline H. Johnson, 50, of Lincoln Place, died Jan. 3. George Irvin Green Funeral Home, Munhall. (DN)

DiSTEFANO, Viola, of Pleasant Hills, formerly of Whitehall, died Jan. 2. John F. Slater Funeral Home, Brentwood. (DN)

DUFFY, Frances Atkins, 96, died Dec. 31. Wolfe Memorial Funeral Home, Forest Hills. (DN)

EDWARDS, Ruth, 75, of Lawrenceville, died Jan. 2. John F. Murray Funeral Home, Lawrenceville. (DN)

FARGOTSTEIN, William R., 82, of Squirrel Hill, formerly of Altoona, Blair County, died Jan. 4. Ralph Schugar Chapel, Shadyside. (DN)

FERENCE, Elizabeth, of McKees Rocks, died Jan. 3. Valerian F. Szal, McKees Rocks. (DN)

FIN, Eleanor W., of Oakmont, died Jan. 2. Thomas D. English Funeral Home, Oakmont. (DN)

FISHER, George F., 79, died Jan. 4. Andrew Vana Funeral Home, Hadley, Mercer County. (DN)

FLAHERTY, John "Jack," 74, of Braddock Hills, died Jan. 2. Robert P. Karish Funeral Home, Braddock Hills. (DN)

FLYNN, Agnes T. "Terry," of McCandless, died Jan. 3. T.B. Devlin Funeral Home, Ross. (DN)

GARDNER, Chalmer D., of Wilkinsburg, died Jan. 3. Wolfe Memorial, Forest Hills. (DN)

GARRIPOLI, Pasquale W., died Jan. 3. Lawrence B. McCabe Funeral Home, Penn Hills. (DN)

GILLELAND, Neil E. "Mimi," of Castle Shannon, died Jan. 4. Jefferson Memorial, Pleasant Hills. (DN)

GIOVENGO, Mary Ann, of Shaler, died Jan. 2. Neely Funeral Home, Shaler. (DN)

GLASSBURN, Joan R., of Plum, died Jan. 1. Thomas D. English Funeral Home, Oakmont. (DN)

GRIFFIN, James L. Jr., of Whitehall, died Jan. 2. Howard A. Farnsworth, Mount Oliver. (DN)

GUNN, Earlene, 70, of East Liberty, died Jan. 2. Percy E. Law Jr. Funeral Home, Wilkinsburg.

HANNA, Milton M., of Shaler, died Jan. 4. Neely Funeral Home, Shaler. (DN)

HELLER, Anna May Bearce Gilson, 73, of Homestead, formerly of Titusville, Crawford County, died Dan 3. Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home, Meadville, Crawford County. (DN)

HOLDEN, Florence G., of Ingram, died Jan. 3. Hershberger-Stover Funeral Home, Crafton. (DN)

HORNE, Florence L. McGregor, 88, formerly of West View, died Jan. 3. T.B. Devlin, Ross. (DN)

HULL, Danny R., died Jan. 3. O'Brien's Funeral Home, Brighton Heights. (DN)

KANIECKI, Pearl D. Witkowski, 95, of Swisshelm Park, died Jan. 3. Thomas L. Nied, Swissvale. (DN)

KENNEDY, John P. "Jack," 77, of Swissvale, died Jan. 3. Thomas L. Nied, Swissvale. (DN)

KITTLE, O. Arthur, 88, died Jan. 3. Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Pleasant Hills. (DN)

KLINKENBERGER, William J., 59, of Bethel Park, died Jan. 3. Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel, Bethel Park. (DN)

KODRICH, John G., died Jan. 2. Szafranski-Eberlein Funeral Home, Carnegie. (DN)

KOENIG, Margaret L. Reinstadtler, of Carrick. Boron Funeral Home, Carrick. (DN)

KUBA, Joseph C. "Butch," 57, of Duquesne, died Jan. 3. Jobe Funeral Home, Turtle Creek. (DN)

LaLONDE, Donna M. Smith, 51, of Wilmerding, died Jan. 3. James F. Filia, Wilmerding. (DN)

LeBAUDA, Mary Virginia "Ginger," of Whitehall, formerly of Brookline, died Jan. 4. John F. Slater Funeral Home, Brentwood. (DN)

LEON, Nickolas J., 74, of Green Tree, died Jan. 3. Bagnato Funeral Home, Carnegie. (DN)

LEUKHARDT, Roy W., 99, of Wilkins, formerly of Wilmerding, died Jan. 4. Jobe, Turtle Creek. (DN)

MACHA, John, of McKees Rocks, died Jan. 3. McDermott Funeral Home, McKees Rocks. (DN)

MAGINN, Frances T., 94, formerly of North Side, died Jan. 3. Stephen M. Brady, North Side. (DN)

MANGANARO, M. Ann, of Verona, died Jan. 3. Burket-Truby Funeral Home, Oakmont. (DN)

MARRACINO, Nicholas L., of Shaler, died Dec. 30. Bock Funeral Home, Shaler. (DN)

MAXWELL, Margaret "Peg," of Findlay, died Jan. 4. Moody Funeral Home, Clinton. (DN)

MENHAM, Ronald Lewis, 85, of Turtle Creek, died Jan. 3. Jobe Funeral Home, Turtle Creek. (DN)

MIELCZUSNA, Catherine Krawczyk, died Jan. 2. Walter J. Zalewski, Lawrenceville. (DN)

MILLER, Margaret B. "Peg," 80, of Duquesne, died Jan. 3. Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne.

MOCK, Tommy, died Jan. 3. (DN)

MOSCHETTA, Teresa L., 87, of Penn Hills, died Jan. 3. Charles W. Trenz, Penn Hills. (DN)

MOTILY, Helen, 86, of Richland, formerly of North Braddock, died Jan. 4. Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home, East Pittsburgh. (DN)

MULLER, Alice Lewis, 83, of Coraopolis, died Jan. 4. Copeland's Funeral Home, Coraopolis. (DN)

O'LEARY, Thomas E., 78, of Monroeville, died Jan 4. Gene H. Corl, Monroeville. (DN)

OROSZ, Jennie P., 82, of Munhall, died Jan. 3. George Irvin Green Funeral Home, Munhall. (DN)

PASSARO, Grace, died Jan. 4. Brusco-Napier Funeral Home Beechview. (DN)

PFENDER, the Rev. Terrence Mario, died Dec. 31. William Slater II Funeral Service, Green Tree. (DN)

PONDER, Amos, 81, of Hill District, died Dec. 30. Samuel J. Jones Funeral Home, Hill District.

POWELL, John M. "Mike," 64, of Baldwin Borough, died Jan. 3. John F. Slater Funeral Home, Brentwood. (DN)

QUEER, Magdaline M. "Midge," 69, of Monroeville, died Jan. 3. Gene H. Corl Funeral Center, Monroeville. (DN)

RATHKE, Catherine M. Lutz, of Spring Hill, died Jan. 3. King Funeral Home, Hampton. (DN)

REBEL, Raymond J., of Ross, died Jan. 2. H. P. Brandt Funeral Home, Ross. (DN)

SCHMIDT, John E., died Jan. 4. William Slater II Funeral Service, Green Tree. (DN)

SCHRECKER, Albert L., 82, formerly of Scott, died Jan. 4. Beinhauer's, Beechview. (DN)

SEIBEL, Joseph A. "Buzzy," 77, of Carnegie, died Jan. 3. Bogan-Wolf, Bridgeville. (DN)

SIMANEK, Earl, died Jan. 2. McCabe Brothers Funeral Home, Shadyside. (DN)

SLOTA, Filomena L. "Mina," 85, of Bethel Park, died Jan. 4. John F. Slater, Brentwood. (DN)

SPINDA, Michael "Wimpy," 80, of Carnegie, died Jan. 2. Vladimir S. Corba, Carnegie. (DN)

STANEK, Clara Fiorentino, formerly of Oakland, died Jan. 2. John N. Elachko, Oakland. (DN)

STENGEL, Shirley Ann, of Baldwin Borough, died Jan. 2. Boron Funeral Home, Carrick. (DN)

STILZ, Lena Phillips, 82, of Coraopolis, died Jan. 4. Anthony J. Sanvito, Coraopolis. (DN)

STIMSON, Emily McLean, 93, of Upper St. Clair, died Dec. 29. Beinhauers Mortuary, Peters. (DN)

SUSKO, Helen R. Thomas, 82, of West Mifflin, died Jan. 2. Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne. (DN)

WILSON, Helen Archibald, formerly of Wilkinsburg, died Jan. 4. Wolfe Memorial Funeral Home, Forest Hills. (DN)

WINGFIELD, Kathi A.H., of Penn Hills, died Jan. 3. Burket-Truby Funeral Home, Oakmont. (DN)

WISNIEWSKI, Rose Stopa, died Jan. 2. Walter J. Zalewski Funeral Home, Lawrenceville. (DN)

WRIGHT, George J., died Jan. 2. John A. Freyvogel Sons Funeral Home, Shadyside. (DN)

ZERA, Sophie A. Zarski, of Regent Square, died Jan. 3. Thomas L. Nied, Swissvale. (DN)

ZYROLL, Samuel, 78, of Sheraden, died Jan. 3. William F. Conroy Funeral Home, Sheraden. (DN)


BEAVER COUNTY

CRUMLISH, Kathryn V., 91, of Beaver, died Jan. 1. Campbell's Funeral Home, Beaver Falls.

DELP, Ella G., 94, of New Galilee, died Jan. 3. Campbell's Funeral Home, Chippewa.

DZIACK, Catherine, 96, of Harmony, died Dec. 1. John Syka Funeral Home, Ambridge.

FRENCH, Mary E., 85, of North Sewickley, died Dec. 3. Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Ellwood City, Lawrence County.

GOERMAN, John L. "Jack," 68, of Rochester Borough, died Jan. 2. William Murphy Funeral Home, Rochester Borough.

HAHN, Dorothy J. Taylor, 77, formerly of Rochester Borough, died Dec. 3. Noll, Beaver.

JURKOWSKI, Cyril Sr., 86, of Ambridge, died Jan. 2. Walter R. Kasper Funeral Home, Ambridge.

LESTER, Paul C., 59, of Economy, died Jan. 3. Kenneth E. Hare Funeral Home, Ambridge.

NAZAREWYCZ, Pawlo, 93, of Ambridge, died Jan. 3. John Syka Funeral Home, Ambridge.

NELSON, Alvin H., 91, formerly of Ambridge, died Jan. 2. Matter-Tatalovich, Ambridge.

PEIRSOL, Jennie Lulu, 92, of Beaver Falls, died Jan. 1. Campbell's Funeral Home, Beaver Falls.

PIERCE, Ruth E. Link, 88, of Monaca, died Jan. 1. Gabauer Funeral Home, Daugherty.

PITTS, Victoria Disciscio, 89, of Ambridge, died Jan. 1. John Syka Funeral Home, Ambridge.

PLATZ, Pearl E., 90, of South Beaver, died Jan. 3. Lutton Funeral Home, Chippewa.

SELL, Mary Jane, 83, of Brighton, died Jan. 3. J.T. Anderson Jr. & Son Funeral Home, Beaver.

SHANNON, Lyda H., 90, of Beaver, died Jan. 2. Todd Funeral Home, Beaver.

STUMP, Mary Lois, 75, of Big Beaver, died Jan. 2. Campbell's Funeral Home, Chippewa.

TRACY, Rosemary A., 51, of Big Beaver, formerly of Koppel, died Jan. 2. Lutton, Koppel.

ZAWINSKI, Anna, 86, of Ambridge, died Jan. 2. John Syka Funeral Home, Ambridge. (DN)


BUTLER COUNTY

CADUGAN, William H., 83, of Cranberry, formerly of Spring Hill, Fla., and Gibsonia, died Jan. 2. Glenn-Kildoo Chapel, Cranberry. (DN)

LAPPE, Anthony J., 83, of Cranberry, formerly of North Side, died Jan. 3. Schellhaas Funeral Home, North Side. (DN)

MARVIN, Ruth I., 75, of Zelienople, formerly of Franklin, Beaver County, died Jan. 2. Boylan Funeral Home, Zelienople.

McGUIRE, Frederick B., 87, of Middlesex, died Jan. 2. McDonald-Aeberli, Mars. (DN)


WASHINGTON COUNTY

HAYES, Opal Elizabeth, 86, of Washington, Pa., died Jan. 2. William G. Neal Funeral Home, Washington, Pa.

KENNEDY, Anthony, 82, of Washington, Pa., died Jan. 2. William G. Neal, Washington, Pa.

KOTOUCH, Erma Jeanne, 74, of Burgettstown, died Jan. 2. Lee & Martin, Burgettstown.

LAUTHER, Marion E., 86, of Houston, Pa., died Jan. 3. McIlvane-Speakman, Houston, Pa.

LUFFEY, Catherine, 85, of Cecil, died Dec. 31. Salandra Funeral Service, Canonsburg.

McADAMS, Charles V. Jr., 60, of Finleyville, died Jan. 3. Bogan-Wolf Funeral Home, Bridgeville. (DN)

NAGY, Mary Alice, 32, of Canonsburg, formerly of Harborcreek, Erie County, died Jan. 2. A. Brugger & Sons Funeral Home, Erie.

WILLIAMS, Allen R. "Ack," 70, of Houston, Pa., died Jan. 3. McIlvane-Speakman, Houston, Pa.

WOLANSKI, Herman W., 74, of Smith, died Jan. 2. Lee & Martin Funeral Home, Burgettstown.

ZEILER, Wilbert A., 96, of Eighty-Four, died Jan. 3. Milton E. Hamel Mortuary, Upper St. Clair. (DN)


WESTMORELAND COUNTY

BECKER, Charles H., 63, of New Kensington, died Jan. 3. Frank F. Gigler, Lower Burrell.

BISIGNANI, Mary, 92, formerly of Greensburg, died Jan. 3. Bacha Funeral Home, Greensburg.

DAVIS, Phoebe Gray, 83, of Scottdale, died Jan. 4. Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, Scottdale.

FALATOVICH, Harry G., 84, of Hempfield, died Jan. 3. Mason-Gelder Funeral Home, Jeannette.

FONTANA, Emma L., 84, of Smithton, died Jan. 3. L.L. Barthels Funeral Home, Smithton.

HADFIELD, Leon S., 91, of North Huntingdon, died Jan. 4. William Snyder Funeral Home, Irwin.

KEITZ, Leonard J., 72, of Mount Pleasant Township, died Jan. 3. Jay A. Hoffer Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Township.

KENNELL, LaRue A., 81, of Madison, died Jan. 3. Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Madison.

LONG, Marjorie R., 84, of East Huntingdon, died Jan. 3. Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Madison.

ORBIN, Kenneth R., 82, of Youngwood, died Jan. 3. C. Richard McCauley Funeral Home, Youngwood.

STAHL, Carl D., 41, of Latrobe, died Jan. 2. Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Latrobe.

TEETERS, Matilda Gross, 71, of Jeannette, died Jan. 3. John V. Graziano Funeral Home, Jeannette.


OTHER

AXE, George C., of Greensboro, N.C., formerly of Blairsville, Indiana County, died Dec. 31. (DN)

BENDER, Anna R., of Chicago, formerly of Millvale, died Jan. 1. Jack W. Amick, Millvale. (DN)

CORCORAN, Henry "Corky," 55, of Ontario, Calif., formerly of West Mifflin, died Dec. 30. (DN)

DONACHY, John "Jack," 46, of Dunedin, Fla. (DN)

FINATRI-PRATT, Irene Frances Burry, of Peoria, Ariz., died Dec. 25. George A. Thoma Funeral Home, McCandless. (DN)

FRANTZ, Joseph W., of Oklahoma City, Okla., formerly of Shaler, died Jan. 2. Healy-Hahn Funeral Home, Millvale. (DN)

HICKEY, Robert J., 24, of Boulder, Colo., formerly of Mt. Lebanon, died Dec. 29. Beinhauer's, Beechview. (DN)

MERO, Georgetta Rothwell, 80, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died Jan. 1. Gene H. Corl Funeral Center, Monroeville. (DN)

POAD, Nellie, 84, of Lisle, Ill., formerly of Whitaker, died Dec. 23. Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, Naperville, Ill. (DN)

SNYDER, Dorothy Urlakis, of Concord, Calif., formerly of Pittsburgh, died Dec. 31. Bryant & Moore Funeral Home, Concord, Calif. (DN)

ZINSMASTER, Raymond E., 88, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Avalon, died Jan. 3. Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue. (DN)



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