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TAIT, Joseph
WELLSBORO, PENNSYLVANIA: Joseph W. Tait, 87, died October 5, 1998 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born February 4, 1911 in Williamstown to Joseph and Elsie Weir Tait. He was a retired salesman for Metropolitan Life, and attended the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro. He is survived by stepdaughter, Grace (Frank) Modzianowski of Philadelphia; a sister, Gertrude Stansbury of Willow Grove; 2 step-grandchildren; a step great-grandchild; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Tierney Tait. Arrangements were handled by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home.

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TALIAFERRO, Cynthia
ROSEMONT, PENNSYLVANIA: Cynthia Claiborn Taliaferro, 68, died October 17, 2003 at the Chestnut Hill Hospital. She was born August 25, 1935 in Rankin, PA to the late Thomas Claiborn, Sr., and Ada Lewis Claiborn. She worked for the Pennsylvania State Building, TV Guide, and at AMP as an administrative assistant. She attended Cheyney State College. She was a 30-year member of the Second Baptist Church of Wayne, where she was active with the Women's Bible Studies, the Senior Usher Board, and the Flower Club. She was also a member of the Mainline NAACP. She enjoyed flower arranging and gardening. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Alven M. Taliaferro; a daughter, Wanda Taliaferro of Edison, NJ; a son, Alven Tyrone Taliaferro of Wayne; a sister, Eleanor Claiborn of Canonsburg; a brother, Thomas Claiborn II of Verona; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at the Second Baptist Church of Wayne. Interment was at Rolling Green Memorial Park under the direction of DeBaptiste Funeral Home.

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TALLENT, Andrew
SWISSVALE, PENNSYLVANIA: Andrew S. Tallent, 72, died December 3, 1956 at his residence. He retired from Edgar Thompson Steel Works in Braddock with 48 years of service, and had lived in Swissvale for 50 years. He attended the First United Presbyterian Church of Braddock, and was a member of the Scottish Clan Robertson. Survivors include his wife, Louise Metzger Tallent; two sons, Jack and Rober Tallent; three daughters, Mrs. Clara Hetrick, Mrs. Alberta Harkins, and Mrs. Marguerite Zellak; two brothers, Robert and John; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Interment was at Monongahela Cemetery under the direction of E.L. Dowler Funeral Home.

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TAPER, John
CANONSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA: John Taper, 66, died May 9, 1972 at Canonsburg General Hospital. He was born January 4, 1906. He worked at Fort Pitt Bridge Works, and was a member of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church. Survivors include his wife, Julia Taper; a daughter, Joan (David) Adamson; two sisters, Sophia (Henry) Polinski and Stella Lesniakowski; a brother, Anthony; 2 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ignatius and Joseph. Services were held at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church. Burial was at Oak Spring Cemetery with arrangements by John F. Yoney Funeral Home.

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TARQUINIO, Carmen
CORAOPOLIS, PENNSYLVANIA: Carmen J. Tarquinio, 76, died January 19, 1989 at the Sewickley Valley Hospital. He was a welder for the Pittsburgh-Des Moines Corp. with 48 years of service, and was a member of St. Joseph's Church. Survivors include his wife, Helen C. Tarquinio; two daughters, Helen Bruzzese of Coraopolis and Betty J. Zelinsky of Moon Township; four brothers, James, Joseph, John and Thomas; four sisters, Viola Tarquinio, Catherine Chickos, Mary Celedonia and Elizabeth Grega; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. Joseph's Church. Arrangements were handled by Anthony J. Sanvito Funeral Home.

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TASCA, Esther
DARBY, PENNSYLVANIA: Esther E. Tasca, 88, died April 6, 2006 at Little Flower Manor Nursing Home in Darby. She was born December 8, 1917 in Philadelphia to Michael and Margaret Greico Tasc. She had been a resident of Drexel Hill. Survivors include a sister, Laura; her nieces and nephews; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and six siblings. Services were held at the chapel of Little Flower Manor. Interment was at Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill under the direction of Marvil Funeral Home.

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TAUSCHER, William
PORT ALLEGANY, PENNSYLVANIA: William Tauscher, 88, died March 26, 2011 at Bradford Regional Medical Center. He was born May 4, 1922 in Port Allegany, PA to William and Sue Conrad Tauscher. He was a retired foreman at Pittsburg Corning in Port Allegany with 44 years of service, and was a gunsmith. He was a veteran of World War II, and served with the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. Survivors include a son, Gregg (Rita) Tauscher of Smethport; a daughter, Brenda Jean (Raymond) Smith of Indianapolis, IN; a brother, John Tauscher of Port Allegany; 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Harriett Smith Tauscher; his parents; two sisters; and a brother. Burial with military honors was at Lewis Hill Cemetery under the direction of Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Home.

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TELLER, Elizabeth
UPPER DARBY, PENNSYLVANIA: Elizabeth C. Teller, 83, passed away December 20, 2006. She attended Sellers United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Robert J. Teller, Sr.; and two sons, Bruce Teller of Fort Meyers, FL, and Robert J. Teller, Jr. of Reading. Interment was at Glenwood Memorial Gardens under the direction of O'Leary Funeral Home.

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TEMPLAR, Bertha
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Bertha Templar, 93, died October 2, 1973. She was survived by her cousins and her friends. Arrangements were handled by H.P. Brandt Funeral Home.

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TENDERYTZ, Michael
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA: Micael Tenderytz, 86, died October 18, 2008. He was born December 27, 1921 to Martin and Pearl Hashuk Tenderytz. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and was a former member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. He is survived by his nieces and nephews; and his friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and five siblings, John Tenderytz, Joseph Tenderytz, Rose Tenderytz, Olga Rapisarda, and Stephanie Eltz. Interment was at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery by Pagano Funeral Home.

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TENNITY, Kenneth
ALDAN, PENNSYLVANIA: Kenneth W. Tennity died September 7, 2006. He was born August 1, 1919. He was the husband of Mary Ellen O'Loughlin Tennity; the father of Kathleen (Dexter) Lanctot, Daniel, Gerald (Michele), Lawrence, Michael (Margaret), Bernard (Joan) Sr. Mary Ellen IHM, Eileen, and the late Kenneth J. Tennity; and the father-in-law of Kathleen Sopczynski Tennity. He is survived by 21 grandchildren; and a great grandchild. Services were held at the Church of St. Joseph in Collingdal. Interment was at Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Springfield.

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TENOR, Ida
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Ida N. Tenor died January 8, 2011 in North Wales, PA. She was born April 22, 1910 in Oakdale, PA. She was the wife of the Late Theodore A. Tenor; the mother of Randall B. Tenor and Joy T. Fish; and the sister of the late Julia Korenberg, Minnie Harris, Ben Browarsky, and Barry Browar. She had 3 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Ralph Schugar Chapel. Interment was at Shaare Torah Cemetery.

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TERHEYDEN, Clara
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Clara M. Terheyden died April 30, 1949 at West Penn Hospital. She was president of the Terheyden Company, a jewelry firm founded by her father, Charles Terheyden. She was a member of the Ladies' Catholic Beneficiary Association. She was survived by a sister, Anna M. Terheyden; and three nephews, Herbert, Raymond and Gerald. Services were held at St. Joseph's Church. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery with arrangements by Winter Funeral Home.

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TERHEYDEN, Henry
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Heny Terheyden died March 10, 1944. He was born June 8, 1855. He was a diamond expert, and was in charge of the jewelry firm founded by his father, Charles Terheyden. He attended St. Joseph's Church, and was a member of the Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, the Western Pennsylvania Retail Jewelers' Association, and the Holy Name Society. He was director and co-founder of the Union National Bank of Carnegie. Survivors include two sisters, Clara Terheyden and Anna Terheyden; and a brother, Dr. William A. Terheyden. Services were held at St. Joseph's Church. Arrangements were handled by Winter Funeral Home.

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TERNENT, Winifred
PENN HILLS, PENNSYLVANIA: Winifred Ternent, 90, died May 6, 2010. She was born in Keighley, England on November 7, 1919 to James and Florence Harper Russell. She is survived by a son, Henry D. Ternent, Jr. (Eleanor) of Penn Hills; and 3 grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry D. Ternent, Sr.; her parents; and two brothers, Stanley and Jack Russell. Interment was at Penn Line Cemetery under the direction of Royal-Coleman Funeral Home.

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TERRANOVA, Ignazio
LEVITTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA: Ignazio Terranova, 87, died July 3, 2008. He retired from U.S. Steel with over 40 years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He attended St. Ann Church, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the VFW. Survivors include his children, Maryann DeMaria (Edmund) of Conroe, TX, Don Terranova (Christine) of New Hope, and Nancy Terranova Canto of Levittown; a sister, Josephine; his grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; his cousins; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pietro and Lenora Terranova; two wives, Mary Ruzzine Terranova and Mariette Levausser Terranova; and a brother, Jack Terranova. Services were held at St. Ann Church. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery by Galzerano Funeral Home.

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TERSHEL, Frances
CANONSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA: Frances J. Tershel, 39, died August 1, 1959 at Veterans Administration Hospital in Castle Point, NY. She was born January 5, 1920 to John and Rose Florjancic Tershel. She earned degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University, and was a graduate of the Canonsburg General Hospital School of Nursing. She served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War II with the 230th and 180th General Hospital Units in France and England. She is survived by her parents; two sisters, Rose Tershel and Mary Krulce; and three brothers, Joseph, John, and Tony. Burial was at Oak Springs Cemetery by John F. Yoney Funeral Home.

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TESS, Esther
NORTH EAST, PENNSYLVANIA: Esther S. Tess, 91, died November 6, 2008. She was born March 30, 1917 to the late William F. and Caroline Lexow Steffen. She was a bookkeeper and secretary, and was also an organist at Trinity Lutheran Church in Erie. She attended St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, and enjoyed crafting. Survivors include three nieces, Evelyn Stoddard of Pittsfield, Carol Dutton of New Hampshire, and Suzanne Beck of Florida; and a nephew, Russell Tess of Maryland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul John Tess. Interment was at North East Cemetery under the direction of W. Tad Bowers Funeral Home.

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THEODOROUS, Stella
AMBRIDGE, PENNSYLVANIA: Stella Theodorous died August 17, 1963 at the Beaver County Hospital. She had been an Ambridge resident for 40 years. She attended Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, and was a charter member of the Senior Philoppochos Society. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Solomich of Economy; a son, Gust, of Ambridge; and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter. Services were held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Burial was at the Economy Cemetery under the direction of McCabe Funeral Home.

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THOMAS, Father Casimir
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA: Rev. Casimir Thomas, 79, died May 19, 1973 at the St. Vincent Archabbey infirmary. He was born in New York City. He attended St. Vincent College and Seminary, and was ordained in 1922. He had been a member of the St. Vincent community since 1916. He taught at St. Emma Military Academy in Virginia, and Delbarton School in Morristown, NJ, and pastored churches in Baltimore, MD, Covington, KY, and St. Mary's, PA. He also served as chaplain to the Benedictine Sisters in Pittsburgh. He was survived by a niece, Mrs. Chad Calhoun of Palm Springs, CA. Burial was at St. Vincent Cemetery.

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THOMAS, Girtlean
ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA: Girtlean E. Hill Thomas, 90, died March 2, 2006. She was born May 4, 1915 in Van Vleet, MS to Joe and Nora Gregory Hill. She attended Second Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Jessie D. Lee (Isaac) of Milwaukee, WI; four sons, Steve H. Thomas (Tracy) and Charles H. Thomas (Patricia), all of Erie, and Bobby E. Thomas (Jewel) and Robert L. Thomas (Bonnie), all of Jackson, MS; a brother, S.G. Hill of Chicago, IL; two sisters, Charlie Troop Allen of Erie and Rebecca Hill of Chicago, IL; 26 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; her cousins; her nieces and nephews; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Zedie Thomas; a son, Willie Thomas; a daughter, Betty Thomas; four brothers; six sisters; and her parents. Services were held at Second Baptist Church. Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery under the direction of Burton Funeral Home.

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THOMAS, Ross
WASHINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA: Ross M. Thomas died August 25, 1929. He was an engineer with Pittsburgh Terminal Coal, and had been living in Washington for four years. He was survived by his wife, Laura B. Thomas; six children, Mrs. Wilson Boyd of Cecil, Mrs. Thomas Thomas of Mather, Frank of Greensburg, Sheldon of Pittsburgh, Ruth Thomas of Washington, and Martin of Beaver Falls; and his brothers, Ellsworth, John, Chris, Lloyd, and Harrison. Services were held at his residence. Burial was at Pleasant View Cemetery.

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THOMASHEFSKY, Louis
ALIQUIPPA, PENNSYLVANIA: Louis Thomashefsky, 84, died November 21, 1977 at the Beaver County Geriatric Center. He and his father operated a grocery business in Aliquippa for 25 years. He was the founder of the Aliquippa Jewish Community Center. Survivors include his wife, Sara Barbanell Thomashefsky; a daughter, Mrs. Ida Sussman; two sons, Milton and Norman; 5 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Beth Hamedrash Hagodal Cemetery under the direction of James J. Darroch Funeral Home.

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THOMPSON, Arnold R., Sr.
MUNHALL, PENNSYLVANIA: Arnold Robert Thompson, Sr., 24, died September 26, 1939. He was born in Pennsylvania to Joseph and Margaret George Thompson. He was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Homestead. He was survived by his wife, Nellie Rowe Thompson; a son, Arnold Robert Thompson, Jr.; his parents; and a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Piatt of McKeesport. Interment was at Mount Vernon Cemetery.

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TIBBENS, Elaine
HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA: Elaine L. Tibbens, 80, died December 8, 2005. She was born March 30, 1925 in Harrisburg to Clarence and Elizabeth Linn. She was a retired sales auditor at Pomeroy's. She was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Cathedral and the Oberlin Volunteer Fire Department Ladies' Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading and traveling. She is survived by two children, Stephanie A. Moore (Stan), and Stephen A. Tibbens, Sr. (Barbara), all of Harrisburg; three sisters, Doris Yohe of Enola, Betty Linn of Harrisburg, and Peggy Sheaffer of Holly Springs, NC; 3 grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, William Kenneth Tibbens. Burial was at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery under the direction of Neill Funeral Home.

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TICHANSKY, Mary
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Mary Tichansky, 79, died January 5, 2008. She was born November 18, 1928. She lived in Carrick. She was the sister of Andrew Tichansky. Services were held at St. Pius X Byzantine Catholic Church. Arrangements were handled by Cieslak and Tatko Funeral Home.

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TOMUSHUNIS, Jennifer
WEST HAZLETON, PENNSYLVANIA: Jennifer Tomushunis, 87, died July 5, 2009 at Hazleton General Hospital. She was born August 21, 1921 in Hazleton. She was a registered nurse, and worked at Hazleton General Hospital, the former St. Joseph's Medical Center, and in private care. She was a member of Transfiguration–Ss. Peter and Paul Parish. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning, and clipping coupons. She is survived by three daughters, Mary Ellen Silberg (David) of Drums, Ann Marie Salidago of Carlisle, and Catherine Tomushunis of West Hazleton; two sons, Simon T. Tomushunis, Jr. (Julian) of McAdoo, and Charles S. Tomushunis of Hazle Township; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Simon Tomushunis, Sr.; a daughter, Josephine Plesh; her parents; two sisters, Wanda Margevich and Martha Quinn; three brothers, Walter, Richard, and Ted Margevich; and two grandchildren, Terrance Michael Tomushunis and Kimberly Ann Neifert. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Drums under the supervision of Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home.

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TOOMEY, Vincent
AVALON, PENNSYLVANIA: Vincent Paul Toomey, 90, died April 25, 1989 at his residence. He was a retired crane operator, and had worked for the Pittsburgh Screw and Bolt Co. He was a Navy veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Ann Rohaly Toomey; a daughter, Marie C. Gregory of Avalon; a son, Paul Vincent of La Habra, CA; 2 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Assumption Church. Interment was at the North Side Catholic Cemetery by Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home.

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TORSELL, Grant B., Sr.
STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA: Grant Bernard Torsell, Sr., 82, died March 29, 2009. He was born June 30, 1926 in Bellefonte to Frank Torsell and Mary Josephine Caputo. He owned Grant Torsell Buick in State College. He had attended Pennsylvania State University, and also a trade school. He was a past president of the Nittany Country Club, and enjoyed golfing. He was a member of the VFW and the Elks Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Gail McKelvey Beaver Torsell; a son, Grant Torsell, Jr. (Nancy) of State College; two daughters, Carol Torsell Opalisky (Michael) of Mechanicsburg, and Sharon Torsell Truchan (Stephen) of Mars, PA; a stepdaughter, Christine Hattler (Craig) of Altoona; two stepsons, Jarret Beaver (Michele) of Alum Bank, and Kevin Beaver (Kim) of New Paris; two sisters, Angeline DePolis and Ethel Knapp (Jay), all of Bellefonte; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his second wife, Margaret Burke; two sisters, Lucy and Susan; and five brothers, Joseph, Carmen, Peter, Ernest, and Russell. Services were held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial was at Centre County Memorial Park under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service.

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TOUBO, Raymond, Sr.
GLENSHAW, PENNSYLVANIA: Raymond Toubo, Sr. died February 6, 2002. He was born December 25, 1931. He was the husband of Mary Lou Toubo; the father of Raymond Toubo, Jr., Randy Toubo, and Renee Hosack; and the brother of Gloria Walker, George Lobb, and Shirley Markoski. He had 3 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Arrangements were entrusted to Eloise B. Kyper Funeral Home.

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TOUVELL, Opal
MOON TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA: Opal M. Touvell, 61, died November 12, 1973 at Mercy Hospital. She was director of the Presbyterian Mission Administration of Pittsburgh, and was a member of the Lydia Circle. Survivors include her husband, Rev. Raymond M. Touvell, Sr.; two sons, Charles R. and Raymond M., Jr.; a daughter, Mrs. Joy F. Bradford; and 7 grandchildren. Burial was at North Woods Cemetery in Cambridge, OH under the direction of R.D. Copeland Funeral Home.

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TOY, Frances
OIL CITY, PENNSYLVANIA: Frances B. Toy, 87, died April 20, 2007. She was born August 27, 1919 in Oil City to Walenty and Apolonia Ludwin Bialy. She attended St. Stephen Church. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Gvist (Thomas) of Houston, TX; a son, Dennis Toy (Cathleen) of Franklin; a grandson; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Toy; her parents; two sisters, Cecelia Bialy and Helen Bialy; and three brothers, John Bialy, Stanley Bialy, and Frank Bialy. Services were held at St. Stephen Church. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.

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TRENT, Mattie
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Mattie L. Trent, 56, died February 26, 1987 at Forbes Hospice in East Liberty. She was a religion and lifestyle editor for the New Pittsburgh Courier, and was also a retired administrative assistant with the Department of Energy. She had worked part-time for the Courier since the 1950s, and joined the full-time staff in 1982. She was a native of Georgia. She was the recipient of awards from the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Young Adult Club and other groups for her civic involvement. She was a member and trustee of St. James A.M.E. Church in East Liberty, where she was a Sunday School superintendent and served as president of the gospel choir. She was director of the Pittsburgh Conference. She was a member of the Pittsburgh Press Club, the Lucy Stone Civic Club, the Continental Society, Inc., the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, and Women in Communication. She is survived by three sons, Reginald, Allan, and Ernest; her mother, Ellie Thurman; a sister, Carol J. Thurman; and two brothers, James and Donald Thurman. Services were held at St. James A.M.E. Church. Interment was at Allegheny Cemetery.

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TRESSLER, Shirley
MONESSEN, PENNSYLVANIA: Shirley A. Tressler, 70, died January 6, 2006. She was born April 29, 1935 to the late Richard L. Tressler and Virginia Wright Tressler. She was a licensed practical nurse for over 50 years, and worked at Monongahela Valley Hospital. She attended the United Methodist Church of Monessen. She is survived by a sister, Betty (Jimmy) McLaughlin of of Monessen; a niece, Linda Lee Smitley (Jesse); her great-nieces and great-nephews; and a lifelong friend, Sally Hopkins. Interment was at Addison Cemetery under the direction of Rhome Funeral Home.

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TREXLER, Henry
ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA: Henry A. Trexler, 56, died July 9, 1929. He was the son of Jonas and Amanda Fenstermacher Trexler. He was a longtime employee of the Mertztown rug mill, and formerly lived in Topton. He was a member of the Longswamp Church, and was affiliated with the Patriotic Order Sons of America. He was survived by his wife, Jennie Eck Trexler; a son, George Trexler of Allentown; two brothers, Fred of Topton, and Edwin of Warren, OH; a sister, Mrs. Reuben Fretz of Mertztown; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at the Longswamp Church. Burial was at the church cemetery.

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TRIMMER, Marilyn
YORK, PENNSYLVANIA: Marilyn E. Trimmer, 81, died February 20, 2010. She was born November 24, 1928 to the late Kenneth and Dorothy Schell Shover. She was the author of a children's book, Nancy, the Little Cowgirl. She enjoyed reading and knitting, and attended Village Lighthouse Chapel. She is survived by four daughters, Linda Lett (Tom) of Shippensburg, Joan Swarner (Ralph) of East Waterford, and Connie Druck (Don) and Nancy Glass (Bob), all of York; two sons, John Clauser (Cheryl) of Manchester, and Kenneth Clauser (Kathy) of Dover; 18 grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter R. "Junior" Trimmer. Interment was at Salem Union Cemetery under the direction of Emig Funeral Home.

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TRUCKERMILLER, Helen
READING, PENNSYLVANIA: Helen Truckermiller, 21, died September 6, 1959 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born in Reading to William and Annie Schmehl Wilk. She was a secretary at the Reading Citadel of the Salvation Army. Survivors include her husband, Francis Truckermiller; her parents; four brothers, Walter, Frederick, Charles and Robert; and four sisters, Betty (Richard) Dautrich, Barbara (Henry) Truckermiller, Sarah Dougherty and Florence (James) Klein. Burial was at Forest Hills Memorial Park by T.C. Auman Inc. Funeral Parlors.

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TUCKER, Kenneth
HARLEYSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Kenneth G. Tucker, 77, died November 15, 2010. He was born September 26, 1933 in Norristown to Delma and Mabel Huber Tucker. He worked with the Norristown State Hospital and Farm, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He attended Central Schwenkfelder Church for over 40 years, and was a member of the Harmonville Fire Company in Plymouth Meeting, the Grange, and Fritz Lodge F&AM #308. He enjoyed gardening and bowling. Survivors include a daughter, Gretchen Colombo (Todd) of Collegeville; a sister-in-law, Suzanne (Roberts) Tucker; 2 grandchildren; and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou (Hughes) Tucker; his parents; and a brother, Herbert D. Tucker, Sr. Services were held at Central Schwenkfelder Church. Interment was at the Central Schwenkfelder Church Garden of Memories in Worcester under the direction of Moore and Snear Funeral Home.

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TURRIZIANI, Antonio
ALIQUIPPA, PENNSYLVANIA: Antonio Turriziani, 60, died July 14, 1959 at the Aliquippa Hospital. He was an inspector with the Welded Tube Division of Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation, and was a member of CIO Local #1211. Survivors include his wife, Marie Furore Turriziani; a son, Vincent of Aliquippa; four stepsons, Elmer Fusco of Beaver Falls, Tony Fusco and Frank Fusco, both of Aliquippa, and Phillip Fusco of Colton, CA; three sisters; and three brothers. Services were held at St. Titus Catholic Church. Interment was at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery by Darroch Funeral Home.

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TVRDOVSKY, Andrew
ALLEGHENY TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA: Andrew C. Tvrdovsky died October 14, 2005. He was born November 7, 1922 in Tarentum, PA to Joseph J. and Barbara Valasek Tvrdovsky. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and served in Europe as a corporal in the Artillery Division. He is survived by a daughter, Nancy (James) Heasley of Hyde Park, PA; two sons, Andrew J. Tvrdovsky (Judy) of Vandergrift, and Anthony C. Tvrdovsky (Mary Jane) of Parks Township; a brother, John Tvrdovsky (Mary) of Tarentum; and 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Dzvonik Tvrdovsky; his parents; four sisters, Mildred Golz, Ethel Hernandez, Anna Podmilsak, and Mary Vidra; and three brothers, Aloysius, Joseph, and Rudy Tvrdovsky. Interment was at Mount Airy Cemetery with arrangements by Clawson Funeral Home.

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UMBERHOCKER, Richard L.
NEW BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA: Richard Lee Umberhocker, 66, died July 13, 2005 at DuBois Regional Medical Center. He was born August 31, 1938 in Coudersport to Harry and Helena Doverspike Umberhocker. He was a former co-owner of John and Rich's Service Station in New Bethlehem, and was a Mason. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Bish Umberhocker; two children, Eric Lee Umberhocker (Jennifer) of Lancaster, and Richard Bryan Umberhocker (Ann) of Austin, TX; two sisters, Lois Kuhns of Saint Thomas, and Shirley Bish of Marienville; and 2 granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents. Interment was at the Hawthorn Cemetery by Alcorn Funeral Home.

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UNDERCOFFER, Howard
MOUNT OLIVER, PENNSYLVANIA: Howard J. "Howie" Undercoffer, 64, died January 21, 1953. He was the son of the late William and Cornelia Undercoffer; the brother of Sarah, Martha and Helen Undercoffer; and the uncle of Mary and Dorothy Undercoffer. Interment was at St. Joseph's Cemetery under the direction of John D. Schaub Sons Funeral Home.

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USDAVIN, John
PLAINS, PENNSYLVANIA: John Usdavin died November 31, 1957 at his residence. He was born in Lithuania. He came to the U.S. in 1893, and had lived in Plains for over 50 years. He retired from the Pennsylvania Coal Co., and was a member of St. Francis Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Sophie Marauskas; three sons, John, Alexander and Peter; 11 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. Francis Church. Burial was at the parish cemetery under the direction of Mikelski Funeral Home.

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UTBERG, Edward
AVALON, PENNSYLVANIA: Edward J. Utberg, 65, died August 17, 1973 at Suburban General Hospital in Bellevue. He retired from Allis-Chalmers Co. with 27 years of service. Survivors include a son, Charles E.; three daughters, Caroline Mawhinney, Suzanne Jones, and Virginia McMullan; three sisters, Ann Baird, Ellin Carlin, and Hilda Koenig; two brothers, George W. and Oscar, and 16 grandchildren. Interment was at Allegheny County Memorial Park by Lester C. McDonald Funeral Home.

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UTZ, Raymond F.
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Raymond F. Utz, 69, died May 17, 1976 at Divine Providence Hospital. He was a retired city fire captain, and had worked at the Pittsburgh Fire Bureau with 29 years of service. He had also worked in security for Mellon Bank, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include two sons, James P. Utz and Rev. Raymond M. Utz; and 2 grandsons. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion. Services were held at St. Peter's Church. Interment was at Northside Catholic Cemetery by Stephen M. Brady Funeral Home.

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VAGNONI, Estelle
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA: Estelle H. Maciocha Vagnoni died November 1, 2006. She was the wife of the late Paul J.; and the mother of Richard, Robert, Arthur, Peach Caldwell and the late Paul. She had 4 granddaughters and a late grandson. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery under the direction of William R. May Funeral Home.

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VAKKAS, Eleni
STROUDSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA: Eleni Vakkas, 84, died July 22, 2004 at her residence. She was born in Greece on June 1, 1920 to Iwanhe and Maria Kanelias. Survivors include two sons, Peter Vakkas of Stroudsburg and George Vakkas of Poughkeepsie, NY; a daughter, Pat Caleder of Stroudsburg, with whom lived; a sister, Pota Vazenios of Greece; and 4 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Anastasios Vakkas. Services were held at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church. Interment was at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox section of the Stroudsburg Cemetery with arrangements by William H. Clark Funeral Home.

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VALLELUNGA, Sister Rose
ELLWOOD CITY, PENNSYLVANNIA: Sr. Rose Vallelunga, M.P.F., 82, died February 13, 2011 at the Ellwood City Hospital. She was born September 10, 1928 in Watertown, NY to the late Cosimo and Carmella Vallelunga. She held a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Seton Hall University and a master's degree in administration from Fordham University. She entered the Religious Teachers Filippini in 1946, making her final profession in 1950. She was an elementary school teacher in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and Connecticut. She was principal at St. Ann's Catholic School in New York, St. Mary of Mount Virgin in New Brunswick, NJ, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jersey City, NJ. She was a second grade religion teacher and head librarian at Holy Redeemer Catholic School in Ellwood City. She enjoyed reading, sewing, crocheting, and baking. She is survived by her nieces and nephews; her Holy Redeemer Parish family; and her religious order. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and four sisters. Services were held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Interment was at the Villa Walsh Convent Cemetery in Morristown, NJ with arrangements by Samuel Teolis Funeral Home.

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VALUTAS, Naomi
DARBY, PENNSYLVANIA: Naomi Kathryn Brown Valutas, 86, died October 11, 2005 at her residence. She was born May 4, 1919 in Philadelphia to Charles and Ruth Reed Brown. She was a former head librarian and longtime volunteer at the Darby Library. She was the 1998 recipient of the Darby Borough Historical and Preservation Society Citizen Award for her volunteer work. She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, and enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Charles K. Valutas; her children, Kate Pohlig of Newark, DE, Naomi Maude of Torington, WY, and Charles Valutas (Suzanne) of Newtown Square; a brother, Charles Brown; 6 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Marlene Jones. Interment was at Arlington National Cemetery under the direction of Marvil Funeral Home.

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VANCE, Marjorie
TIOGA, PENNSYLVANIA: Marjorie L. Vance, 65, died April 29, 2005. She was born March 31, 1940 to Edward and Beatrice Smith Bradshaw. She attended Calvary United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Kenneth Rodger Vance; two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Diane Vance of Mansfield, and Alan and Michelle Vance of Nichols, NY; and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra; and a son, Kevin. Burial was at Hammond Cemetery by Wilston Funeral Home.

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VAN HORN, Rev. John D.
MEADVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Rev. John D. Horn, 92, died April 13, 1982 at the United Methodist Home in Meadville. He was a retired Methodist minister. He was a former minister of the United Methodist Church of Beaver, as well as at other churches in Beaver, Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties. He served as a Methodist church superintendent in the 1940s. He was a chaplain for the 11th Infantry during World War I, and a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal. He was a Mason and a trustee emeritus of Allegheny College. Survivors include his wife, Berdeen Van Horn; a son, John F. Van Horn; a brother, Gene Van Horn; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at the United Methodist Home in Meadville. Interment was at Scottdale Cemetery.

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VASEY, Mary
OLYPHANT, PENNSYLVANIA: Mary Vasey, 86, died May 21, 2008 at AseraCare Hospice at MidValley Hospital in Peckville. She was born May 27, 1921 in Archbald to John and Helen Mullen Ritter. She was a seamstress in the garment industry, and was a member of the International Ladies' Garments Workers' Union. She attended St. Patrick’s Church, and was a member of the Senior Citizens' Club in Jessup. She enjoyed dancing, music and trips to Atlantic City. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Ellen Morano of Eynon, Judy Budnovitch of Olyphant, and Marlene Macinsky of Lake Ariel; 3 granddaughters; 6 great-grandchildren; her cousins; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Vasey; five sisters, Lillian Longauer, Ruth Zonak, Grace Ritter, Mildred Miller, and Alice Burns; and four brothers: Raymond, John, Austin and Russell Ritter. Services were held at St. Patrick's Church. Entombment was at Glenwood Mausoleum in Clarks Summit under the direction of Hudak-O'Shea Funeral Home.

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VASHEY, Diane
CAMP HILL, PENNSYLVANIA: Diane Delia Vashey, 69, died December 2, 2010 at Holy Spirit Hospital. She was born April 25, 1941 in Marion, SC to Charles and Sibey Palmer Stanley. She was a member of the House of Praise in Summerdale. She is survived by a daughter, Dutchie Stanley of Temple; three sisters, Connie Reilly of Northampton, and Sibey and Sandra Stanley, both of Camp Hill; and a grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Robert Vashey; her parents; and a brother, Charles Stanley, Jr. Services were held at the House of Praise. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Hillside, NJ under the direction of Malpezzi Funeral Home.

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VATH, Helen
GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Helen M. Vath, 67, died December 12, 1972 at Gilmore's White-Cliff Nursing Home. She was born September 22, 1905 to Fred and Osta Speir Simpkins. She had worked for the G.C. Murphy Co., and was a member of Maysville Community Church. She is survived by her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dermont W. Vath; and three brothers, Karl, Paul, and Clyde Simpkins. Interment was at Rock Ridge Cemetery under the direction of William K. Baird Funeral Home.

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VATTER, Ruth
LEOLA, PENNSYLVANIA: Ruth G. Vatter, 101, died November 7, 2012. She was born in Plainfield, NJ to Archibald E. Galloway and Beulah A. Stuckley. She was a retired senior supervisor of interior design services at Armstrong World Industries, Inc. with 30 years of service. She was a Lancaster area resident since 1918, and had attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Art. She was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd and the American Society of Interior Design. She is survived by a niece, Pauline Wolfer of Leola, with whom she had made her home for the past 10 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond G. Vatter, Sr.; and a son, Raymond G. Vatter, Jr. Services were held at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Interment was at Conestoga Memorial Park by Fred F. Groff Funeral Home.

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VEZMAR, Emil
ALIQUIPPA, PENNSYLVANIA: Emil Vezmar, 82, died April 17, 1972 in Aliquippa. He was born in the former Yugoslavia, and had been a resident of Aliquippa for 45 years. He retired from the Aliquippa and Southern Railroad. He attended St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church, and was a member of the Brotherhood of Electric Trainmen. Survivors include two brothers, Bude and Nikola; a nephews; three nieces; a great-grandniece; and a great-grandnephew. Services were held at St. Elijah Church. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of Polovina Funeral Home.

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VICARIO, Victor
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Victor J. Vicario, 88, died January 7, 2009. He was born in Naples, Italy to the late John and Olympia Barber Vicario. He retired from General Wire and Spring, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. In his youth, he was a professional boxer. He was the husband of Louanne J. Vicario; father of Richard M. and the late Daniel J. Vicario; stepfather of Gary and Felicia Aiello; and the brother of Claire Verlato and Madeline Gerardi. He had 5 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Readshaw Funeral Home.

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VIDRA, Eileen
SPRINGDALE, PENNSYLVANIA: Eileen Vidra, 80, died January 2, 2006 at LifeCare Hospital in Wilkinsburg. She was born June 13, 1925 in Brackenridge to Richard and Augusta Rieger Callaghan. She had lived in Springdale for 58 years, and was a member of St. Alphonsus Church. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening. Survivors include her children, Joseph Vidra of Springdale, Vilma (Steven) Sotos of Murrysville, Albert (Terri) Vidra of Freeport, Alberta (George) Mooney of Harmar, and William (Karen) Vidra of Verona; a sister, Catherine Kalil of New Kensington; 5 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 7 step great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert J. "Bub" Vidra; her parents; two sisters, Beatrice Lovasik and Agnes Abraham; and a brother, Richard Callaghan. Services were held at St. Alphonsus Church. Burial was at Deer Creek Cemetery under the direction of Charles B. Jarvie Funeral Home.

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VILSACK, Marie
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Marie Ray Vilsack died September 27, 1979 at the Pittsburgh Hospital. She was a member of the Tuesday Musical Club. Survivors include two daughters, Marjorie. V. Propst and Antoinette Seifer; a son, Dr. G. Ray Vilsack; 9 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Maurice Vilasack. Services were held at Sacred Heart Church. Arrangements were handled by McCabe Brothers Funeral Home.

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VIRKITIS, Marilyn
CLIFFORD TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA: Marilyn Virkitis, 67, died February 11, 2010 at her residence. She was born April 20, 1942 in Carbondale, PA to the late Paul Sealey and Mary Best Sealey Panfili. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church in Carbondale, and was the wife of Andrew Virkitis. Survivors include two daughters, Kristal Virkitis and Cheryl Wise (John) of Lebanon, PA; a son, Rick Virkitis (Pat) of Richmondale; 3 grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lori Virkitis; and two brothers, Roger and Joseph Sealey. Services were held at St. Rose of Lima Church. Interment was at Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery in Greenfield Township under the direction of Edward A. Wade Funeral Home.

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VINSEK, Donald
TROY, PENNSYLVANIA: Donald E. Vinsek, 58, died December 4, 1987. He was born September 6, 1931 in Hecla to Frank Vinsek, Sr. and Jennie Mae Ghrist. He was a machine operator at Sylvania in Towanda, and was a member of Jackson Center United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Janis Everett Vinsek; his children, Cheryl Seymour of Sylvania, Janeen Vinsek of Troy, Norman Vinsek of Millerton, and Phillip Vinsek of Dallas, TX; two brothers, David Vinsek of Armbrust, and William Vinsek of Lorain, OH; three sisters, Mabel (Edward) Seanor of Armbrust, Isabelle Armbrust of San Diego, CA, and Eliza (Karl) Green of Ocklawaha, FL; 4 grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. Interment was at Alder Run Cemetery by Olthof Funeral Home.

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VISKOCHIL, Charles
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Charles Viskochil, 70, died September 10, 1936 at his home. He was the husband of Barbara Pfarr Viskochil. Arrangements were handled by Edward B. Laughlin Funeral Home.

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VITOUS, Anna
TRAFFORD, PENNSYLVANIA: Anna Moran Vitous died February 6, 1951. She was the wife of Charles J.; and the mother of Donald C. and Rita Emory. Services were held at St. Regis Catholic Church. Arrangements were handled by Daugherty Funeral Home.

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VOJTASH, Raymond, Sr.
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Raymond D. Vojtash, Sr., 54, died November 3, 1998. He was the husband of Martha J. Mangum Vojtash; the father of Louis Vojtash and Raymond D. Vojtash, Jr.; and the brother of Judith Murphy, David, Joseph and Donald Vojtash, and the late James Vojtash. He had one grandchild. Arrangements were handled by William F. Conroy Funeral Home.

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VOLKMANN, Beatrice
LIGONIER, PENNSYLVANIA: Beatrice C. Volkmann, 89, died November 15, 2003. Survivors include her children, Paul J. Volkmann of Latrobe, Robert A. Volkmann of Mystic, CT, and Betsy Marshall of Auckland, New Zealand. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest W. Volkmann. Services were held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ligonier Valley. Arrangements were handled by J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel.

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VORHEES, Ida
SHINGLEHOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA: Ida Vorhees died February 16, 1975 in Olean, NY. She was born in 1889 to James and Alice Denning Russell. She was a member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church and the Gold Star Mothers. Survivors include a son, Gerald Vorhees of Shinglehouse; a sister, Rose Russell of Shinglehouse; 4 grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Vorhees. Services were held at St. Theresa's Church. Interment was at St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Allegany, NY.

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VOSBURG, Eugene H., Sr.
BURGETTSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA: Eugene H. Vosburg, Sr., 59, died May 9, 1960. He was a native of DuBois, PA. He was the publisher of the Burgettstown Enterprise and former publisher of the Follansbee Review in West Virginia. He was former vice-president of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association and a former director of the Raccoon Valley Industrial Development Corporation. He attended the Episcopal Church and was Mason. Survivors include his wife, Mary Love Vosburg; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Mester; a son, Eugene H. Vosburg, Jr.; and two brothers, Dr. Theodore Vosburg and John F. Vosburg. Arrangements were handled by Lee and Wilson Funeral Home.

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VUNORA, Phillip
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Phillip Vunora, 89, died November 7, 1931 at his daughter's residence in Northside. He was a Civil War veteran of the Union Army, enlisting in Baltimore in 1861. Survivors include two sons, George Vunora and J.W. Vunora; three daughters, Mrs. Ida Fox, Mrs. Oliver Weber and Mrs. Cora Nobel; 20 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Burial was at the Uniondale Cemetery.

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WANAGITIS, Lillian
DUSHORE, PENNSYLVANIA: Lillian Mary Wanagitis, 81, died October 29, 2005. She was born June 8, 1924 to Frank and Mary Zaukaskas Wanagitis. She was a former secretary at Endicott Johnson Shoe Manufacturing Co., and also worked at Dushore Lingerie and Weldon Manufacturing. Co. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Mildred, and was also a member of St. Basil's and St. Francis' Altar and Rosary Societies. She enjoyed dancing and music. She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Beatrice and James Lang of Dushore; several nieces and nephews; and her cousins. She was preceded in death by five sisters, Anna Matlavage, Patronella Molecavage, Hilda Shinosky, Elizabeth Hembury, and Margaret Johnson; and five brothers, John Wanagitis, Vincent Wanagitis, Joseph Wanagitis, Frank Wanagitis, and Charles Wanagitis. Services were held at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Interment was at the parish cemetery with arrangements by P. Dean Homer Funeral Home.

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WARENSFORD, Harold
STOWE TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA: Harold W. Warensford, 25, died February 25, 1942 at the Ohio Valley Hospital. He worked as a welder at the Dravo Corporation, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church of McKees Rocks. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow, and served as an assistant scoutmaster. Survivors include his wife, Vera Warensford; a daughter, Virginia May; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh C. Warensford; two sisters, Betty and Jean; and a brother, Edward. Interment was at Jefferson Memorial Park under the direction of Clever and Stover Funeral Home.

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WASBUTZKY, Louis
BEAVER FALLS, PENNSYLVANIA: Louis Wasbutzky, 65, died January 15, 1933. He was survived by his wife, Lena Wasbutzky; three daughters, Mrs. S.A. Myers, and Rochelle and Gertrude Wasbutzky; and two sons, Samuel and Shepperd. Burial was at the Beaver Falls Jewish Cemetery.

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WASHCO, Velma
CANONSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA: Velma C. Washco died April 13, 2002. She was born December 3, 1930. Services were held at St. Hilary Catholic Church in Washington. Interment was at Forest Lawn Gardens in McMurray under the direction of William G. Neal Funeral Home.

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WASHOLOVICH, Anna
DIXONVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Anna Washolovich, 94, died February 22, 2009 at Bash's Personal Care Home in Commodore. She was born December 16, 1914 in Idamar, PA to Matthew and Eva Fedanyk Washolovich. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church. She is survived by a sister, Catherine Wilson of Long Island, NY. She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Pearl Bayconich, Marie Vukson, Helen Betsa, and Sue Poulos; and a brother, John Washolovich. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of Bence Funeral Home.

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WASNIK, Henry
CANONSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA: Henry A. Wasnik, 44, died April 19, 1967. He was born July 7, 1922 in Avella to Anthony and Catherine Jakub Wasnik. He was a draftsman for the Auburn Engineering Co. in Pittsburgh, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Houston Methodist Church, the American Legion, and the Moose Lodge. He had lived in Canonsburg for 40 years. Survivors include his wife, Julia Kristof Wasnik; two brothers, William of Houston, and Chester of Canonsburg; a sister, Genevieve (Mike) Zeman of Canonsburg; and his nieces and nephews. Burial was at Forest Lawn Cemetery by Edward Krawczyk Funeral Home.

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WEBER, Father Charles A.
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA: Fr. Charles A. Weber, O.S.B., died April 14, 2000. He was born October 25, 1919 in St. Marys, PA to Clement and Clara Walker Weber. He earned a bachelor's degree from St. Vincent College and a master's degree from St. Vincent Seminary, and had also studied at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He entered St. Vincent Archabbey in 1939, and was ordained to the priesthood on November 4, 1945. During the 1940s, he worked at St. Vincent Preparatory School and St. Vincent College as a prefect and librarian, in addition to singing with the Archabbey Schola Cantorum. From 1945 to 1994, he was assigned to the Archabbey's parish apostolates in the dioceses of Pittsburgh, Greensburg and Erie. He served as pastor of St. Gertrude Church in Vandergrift, St. Mary Church in Erie and St. Cecilia Church in Whitney. He was a member of the Priests' Senate of the Diocese of Greensburg, and a former member of the Finance Committee of the Diocese of Erie. Survivors include three sisters, Virginia Ritter, Dorothy Herbstritt and Helen Weber, all of St. Marys. He was predeceased by his parents; a sister; and five brothers. Services were held at St. Vincent Basilica. Interment was at the St. Vincent Cemetery.

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WEBER, Father John
HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA: Rev. Fr. John Henry Weber died April 14, 1948. He had served St. Aloysius Parish for seven years, and had been a priest for 32 years. Services were held at St. Aloysius Church, in addition to a separate Mass for school children. Interment was at the St. Aloysius Parish Cemetery.

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WEED, Florence
NEW ALEXANDRIA, PENNSYLVANIA: Florence Mae "Tootie" Weed, 68, died July 15, 2007 at her home. She was born June 26, 1939 in Braddock to George and Laura Cramer Waibel. She retired from the Torrance State Hospital, and attended Middletown Methodist Church in Greensburg. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Charles Weed; five children and their spouses, Tammy and Bill Oskey of New Alexandria, Kim and Bob Bonar of Latrobe, Randy Weed of Murrysville, Carrie and Randy Breakiron of Connellsville, and Lee and Annette Weed of Friendswood, TX; her siblings, Paul "Pooch" and Rose Waibel of Pitcairn, Jack Waibel of Export, George and Ruth Waibel of Coolville, OH, Tom King of Lake Placid, FL, and Norbert Waibel of Sebring, FL; 11 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Bertha Ann Kottelich; and two brothers, Carl Otto Waibel and David Lee Waibel. Services were held at Middletown Methodist Church. Interment was at Union Cemetery in New Alexandria by P. David Newhouse Funeral Home.

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WEET, Lee
BETHEL PARK, PENNSYLVANIA: Lee C. Weet, 73, died August 30, 1963 at Presbyterian University Hospital. He owned the L.J. Weet Pickle Co., and was a veteran of World War I. He was a charter member of the Brookline American Legion Post #540, and was also a member of the Holy Name Society at St. Thomas More Church. He is survived by his wife, Marie Stark Weet; two daughters, Mrs. Joanne Wery and Mrs. Virginia Bigger; and 3 grandchildren. Burial was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Peters Township by Frank F. DeBor Funeral Home.

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WEIDMAN, Martha
DANVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Martha J. Weidman, 102, died December 17, 2009 at Grandview Health Homes in Mahoning Township, where she had been living for six years. She was born April 3, 1907 in Mahoning Township in Montour County to Samuel E. and Effie I. Diehl Weidman. She retired from the Roslyn Yarn Company and attended St. Paul's Emanuel United Methodist Church. She was a member of the AARP, Women of the Moose, the VFW Ladies' Auxiliary, the Golden Age Club, and the Rambler's Club. She is survived by a grandson, David A. Doran, Jr. of Danville; a daughter-in-law, June L. Doran of Danville; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, David A. Doran; three sisters, Fannie Stackhouse, Ruth Fausnaught and Laura Billheim; a brother, Claude Weidman; and a grandson, Dennis E. Doran. Interment was at the Danville Odd Fellows Cemetery by Roat-Kriner Funeral Home.

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WEIMER, Mary
BRADDOCK, PENNSYLVANIA: Mary Weimer, 58, died February 13, 1954 at her residence. She was born in Frostburg, MD. She was a member of the the Rebekah Lodge and the Dames of Malta, and had been a Swissvale resident for nearly 50 years. Survivors include her husband, Robert Weimer; two sons, Richard and Raymond, both of Swissvale; two daughters, Mrs. Louise Durbin of Green Valley, and Mrs. Deloris Hollis of Levittown; and 7 grandchildren. Interment was at Monongahela Cemetery with arrangements by Van Horn Funeral Home. Note: In one record, the last name is also spelled Weimar.

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WEISS, Harry
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Harry M. Weiss died October 5, 1948. He was the husband of Irene Spatz Weiss; the son of Mrs. Esther Weiss; and the brother of Gizella Kovacs, Max, David, Benjamin and Sara Weiss. Services were held at the Ralph Schugar Chapel. Burial was at West View Cemetery.

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WEISS, Henry
BRADDOCK, PENNSYLVANIA: Henry Weiss, 70, died October 24, 1974 at Sewickley Valley General Hospital. He was the retired operator of Braddock Distributors, and was also a Pennzoil gas distributor for 30 years. He was a Braddock Borough councilman for 38 years. He was a member of Ahavath Achim Synagogue and B'nai B'rith, and was a Mason. Survivors include his wife, Ethel Weiss; a daughter, Mrs. William Stark; a brother, Maurice; a sister, Mrs. Max. Bigman; and 3 grandchildren. Services were held at the chapel of Burton L. Hirsch Funeral Home. Interment was at Beth Shalom Cemetery.

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WEISS, Sarah
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Sarah M. Weiss, 75, died September 22, 1971 at Montefiore Hospital. She was a member of the B'nai Emunoh Sisterhood, the Hillel Academy, Timimim Ladies' Auxiliary, and the Women's Auxiliary of the Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged. She was past president of Mizrachi Women's Organiaztion, Pearl Ashinsky Chapter. She was survived by her husband, Rabbi Joshua S. Weiss; two sons, Rabbi M. David of Israel and Rudolph of New York; three daughters, Mrs. Laura Adams of Massachusetts, Mrs. Hermina Riemer of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Regina Wermil of New York; and 10 grandchildren. Services were held at B'nai Emunoh Congregation. Interment was at Poale Zedeck Memorial Park.

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WEJIT, Steve
SMETHPORT, PENNSYLVANIA: Steve Wejit, 83, died August 17, 1969 at Sena Kean Manor. He was born October 18, 1885 in Hungary. He came to the U.S. in 1910, and worked as a woodsman. There were no known surviving relatives. Interment was at Norwich Cemetery by Fry Funeral Home.

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WELCH, Rebecca
CORNWALL, PENNSYLVANIA: Rebecca C. Welch, 96, died June 13, 2008 at Cornwall Manor. She was born July 13, 1911 in Philadelphia to John C. and Laura E. Hawk Welch. She was a retired accountant at Westinghouse with 36 years of service. She attended the United Methodist Church of the Good Shepherd, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was was a volunteer chairman of the Cornwall Manor Society, provided flowers for the health center, and worked in the gift shop at Cornwall Manor. Survivors include her close friends, Lynne M. Parkes of Media, and Doris Parkes and Lowell D. Parkes of New Holland. She was preceded in death by a niece, Margaret Singer; and her good friends, Dot Smith and Elsie Mellon. Services were held at the Levi Zerr Chapel at Cornwall Manor. Interment was at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia by Rohland Funeral Home.

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WELLS, Harry
EDDYSTONE, PENNSYLVANIA: Harry W. Wells, 64, died April 30, 1975. He was born March 28, 1911 in Chester. He retired from Westinghouse Electric Corp., and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife, Anna Murtaugh Wells; a daughter, Nancy Miles; a sister, Anne Conley; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at Our Lady of Charity Church. Interment was at at Immaculate Heart Cemetery under the direction of Bleyler Funeral Home.

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WERLIN, Doris
FOLCROFT, PENNSYLVANIA: Doris A. Werlin, 87, died April 15, 2006 at the Wallingford Nursing Home. She was a longtime Folcroft resident and a former board member of the Association of Blind Athletes. She enjoyed theatre, traveling and collecting Chinese art. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome Werlin. Arrangements were handled by Marvil Funeral Home.

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WESLEY, Alfred
SELLERSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Alfred "Poppy" Wesley, 92, died August 1, 2011 at Grand View Hospital in West Rockhill Township. He was born December 19, 1918 in West Grove, PA. He was a longtime employee of Life Span in Quakertown, and was a 30-year member of Bethel Baptist Church in East Rockhill Township. He enjoyed singing, dancing, dining out, movies, bingo, and Phillies baseball. He is survived by a great-niece, Kathleen Warren; and his friends, including the residents and staff at Life Span. Services were held at Bethel Baptist Church. Interment was at the Sellersville Cemetery under the direction of Steeley Funeral Home.

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WESNER, Bertha
READING, PENNSYLVANIA: Bertha H. Wesner, 77, died August 14, 1969 at the Reading Convalescent Center. She was born in West Reading to Wellington and Annie Reider Wayne. She was a retired candy decorator at Miller's Ice Cream and Candy Co. She attended Grace Lutheran Church, and was a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Orioles. She was survived by her husband, Leon V. Wesner; and two brothers, Irwin and Ammon. Burial was at Laureldale Cemetery under the direction of Gibson and Sanders Funeral Home.

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WESSNER, Grace
NEW TRIPOLI, PENNSYLVANIA: Grace O. Roth Wessner, 86, died November 6, 2008. She was born October 1, 1922 to the late William and Amelia Reppert Roth. She and her husband operated a farm together. She attended New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Forrest A. Wessner, Sr.; a daughter, Ruthann J. Ely (Raymond) of Quakertown; two sons, Forrest A. Wessner, Jr. (Jane) of Slatington, and George W. Wessner (Carol) of New Tripoli; a sister, Anna Yeakley of Sinking Springs; a stepsister, Pearl Brossman of Wernersville; 10 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Services were held at New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church. Interment was at Ebenezer Church Cemetery by Heintzelman Funeral Home.

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WHALLIN, Nancy
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Nancy Elizabeth Whallin died May 19, 1974. She was the wife of William Whallin; the mother of Carl A. Whallin and Nancy J. Hampe; and the sister of Fred Zimmerman, Esther Frederick, and Freida Alexander. She had a granddaughter. Interment was at Allegheny Cemetery under the direction of Norman G. Heard Funeral Home.

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WHILT, Jacob
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA: Jacob J. Whilt, 81, died December 5, 1915. He was the husband of Anna Whilt. Burial was at North Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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WHITCOMB, Louisa
YORK SPRINGS, PENNSYLVANIA: Louisa Whitcomb died in February of 1917 at her residence. She was a 60-year member of Heidlersburg Lutheran Church, and was the last surviving member of the family of Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Spangler. Survivors include her husband, Harry Whitcomb; her children, George Whitcomb of Mechanicsburg, Elijah Whitcomb of York, Samuel Whitcomb of Bellefontaine, OH, and Mrs. Hiram Bream, Oscar Whitcomb, Heber Whitcomb, and Mrs. William Howe, all of York Springs; and 9 grandchildren. Services were held at Heidlersburg Lutheran Church. Burial was at the Heidlersburg Cemetery.

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WHITSEL, William H.
THREE SPRINGS, PENNSYLVANIA: William Harrison Whitsel died August 23, 1963 at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital. He was born October 20, 1889 in Huntingdon County to David and Evaline Heck Whitsel. He retired from North American Refractories Company, and was a World War I veteran. He attended the Church of the Brethren, and was a member of the American Legion, and Juniata Valley Barracks #1433 of the Veterans of World War I. He was unmarried. Survivors include six siblings, Owen Whitsel, Richard Whitsel, Philip Whitsel, Sarah Latherow, Mary Cutshall, and Della Brown; four half-siblings, Hazel Meloy, Albert Whitsel, Russell Whitsel, and Sue Ashman; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. Burial with military honors was at Monroe Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Ott's Funeral Home.

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WHORLEY, Daisie
MANCHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA: Daisie A. Whorley, 94, died March 8, 2007 at her residence. She was born July 29, 1912 in York to the late Charles A. and Rosanna Flory Brown. She worked for over 40 years in the tobacco industry, and had last worked for the former Bayuk Cigar Company. She attended Cassel's Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Survivors include three sisters, Anna Adams, Evelyn Markle, and Patricia Smith (Milton); her nieces and nephews; and her friends and neighbors, including Ronald and Betty Gladfelter. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry Whorley; and her brothers, James, Wilbert, Robert, and Eugene Brown. Interment was at Mount Rose Cemetery under the direction of John W. Keffer Funeral Home.

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WILAMOWSKI, Sister Mary Presentatia
CORAOPOLIS, PENNSYLVANIA: Sr. Mary Presentatia, 95, died March 14, 2010. She was the daughter of the late Marian and Alexandra Palaszewaki Wilamowski. She was a native of Pittsburgh, and a member of the Felician Sisters for 70 years. Survivors include a sister, Theresa Zawacki; and her nieces and nephews. Services were held at the chapel of the Felician Sisters Convent. Arrangements were handled by Sanvito Funeral Home.

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WILHELM, Thelma
SPRINGDALE, PENNSYLVANIA: Thelma R. Wilhelm, 93, died December 19, 2001. She was born August 21, 1908 to John and Maude Cole Beatty. She was a former member of the Springdale United Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a daughter, Catherine D. Aul of Springdale; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Wilhelm; two sons, Earl E. Wilhelm and Donald R. Wilhelm, Sr.; her parents; and a brother, Earl Beatty. Interment was at Lakewood Memorial Gardens under the direction of Jarvie Funeral Home.

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WILLETT, Marian
LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA: Marian L. Willett, 80, died January 18, 2007 at her home. She was born January 11, 1927 in Lebanon to the late Arthur S. and Kathryn Bechtold Myers. She worked in the recreational therapy department at Cedar Haven, and was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. She is survived by her daughters, Pamela L. (Allen) Lengle of Lebanon, Jennifer J. (Philip) Urban of Bethel, and Deborah J. (Earl) Stick of Neelyton; a sister, Beverly M. (Roger) Krall of Delaware; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren E. Willett. Interment was at Mount Lebanon Cemetery with arrangements by Rohland Funeral Home.

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WILLIAMS, Rudolph
CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA: Rudolph Williams, 62, died March 26, 1954. He was born in Ellicott City, MD. He was a World War I veteran and a member of the American Legion. He was survived by his wife, Bessie Williams. Burial was at Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of Coffee Funeral Home.

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WILLIAMSON, Antoinette
BIRDSBORO, PENNSYLVANIA: Antoinette C. Williamson, 82, died May 26, 2008. She was born in Reading to the late Thomas Tablone and Vincenza DeFelice Tablone. She was a retired federal government worker with 32 years of service, having worked for the departments of the Treasury, Navy, Army and Defense. She attended Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and was a member of the Sons of Italy in America. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Monica L. and William B. Brown of White Plains, MD. She was predeceased by her husband, Elliott L. Williamson. Services were held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment was at Gethsemane Cemetery by Lutz Funeral Home.

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WINDGASSEN, Walter
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Walter J. Windgassen died May 25, 1960. Survivors include a son, Bernard Windgassen; four daughters, Mrs. Audrey Birkner, Mrs. Margaret Sabilla, Mrs. Alice Kohlmeyer, and Mrs. Catherine Glover; three brothers, Robert, Richard and Charles Windgassen; a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Utzig; and 16 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Deithorn Windgassen. Services were held at St. Justin Church. Arrangements were handled by William Slater and Sons Funeral Parlor.

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WINNER, Virginia
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Virginia S. Winner, 85, died May 14, 1975. She attended Emmanuel Lutheran Church, and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Women's Club of Pittsburgh, and the Neighborhood Garden Club. She was past president of the Allegheny County PTA and the Congress of Clubs. Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Riester and Elizabeth Friese. She was predeceased by her husband, John E. Winner. Arrangements were handled by McDonald-Linn Funeral Home.

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WIRE, Raymond
YORK, PENNSYLVANIA: Raymond A. Wire, 63, died April 8, 1965 at Pleasant Acres Hospital. He was the son of Aaron and Amanda Shellenberger Wire, and the brother of William Wire. Interment was at Salem Union Cemetery under the direction of Emig Funeral Home.

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WISE, John P., Sr.
HERNDON, PENNSYLVANIA: John P. "Butch" Wise, Sr., 60, died October 25, 2008 at his residence. He was born May 30, 1948 in Herndon to the late John L. and Zella G. Hoffman Wise. He worked for Muskins Shoe Company in Millersburg, and also for Butterkrust Baking Company in Sunbury. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He attended Mountain Presbyterian Church, and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. He was a member of the #2 Pool Team of the Lower Mahanoy Fire Company, the East Sunbury Hose Company #1, and was a trustee of the Herndon Fire Company. He was also a member of the American Legion, the Shikellamy Archery Club, the Shamokin Beagle Club, and the Lower Northumberland Gun Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing pool. Survivors include his wife; Susan Funk Wise; four children and their spouses, Karri A. and Shawn M. Bickhart of Shamokin, Stephanie L. and John T. Hoffman, Jr. of Halifax, John P. Wise, Jr. and Linda M. Wise of Coal Township, and Jacob A. Wise of the home; a sister, Kathryn L. Martz of Herndon; 9 grandchildren; and 3 nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel L. Wise. Interment was at Mountain Presbyterian Cemetery by David T. Zweier Funeral Home.

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WITCHER, John
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: John R. Witcher, 86, died March 12, 1967. He was a former member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. He is survived by four children, Isabel Morton, Theodore Witcher, Myrtle Duncan and Frances Pollard; a sister, Viola Curry; 9 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Chester P. Chavis, Jr. Funeral Home.

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WITHEROW, Blanche
NEW MILLPORT, PENNSYLVANIA: Blanche B. Witherow, 93, died July 18, 2009. She was born March 7, 1916 in New Millport to Mark and Dora Hunter Witherow. She was a retired clerical worker. She retired from PennDot, and had also worked at Workman's Manufacturing Corp. and Master Chrysler Plymouth. She was a former secretary of Knox Township, and was a member of Fruit Hill Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Ann Witherow of Clearfield; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Ardary; a brother, Raymond Witherow; and her parents. Interment was at Fruit Hill Cemetery under the direction of Chidboy Funeral Home.

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WITT, Reinhold
McKEES ROCKS, PENNSYLVANIA: Reinhold Witt, 89, died May 5, 1980 at St. Clair Memorial Hospital. He was a retired building contractor and a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Survivors include two sons, Reinhold and Ernst; a daughter, Erika Simmons; 8 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Martha Witt. Services were held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Arrangements were handled by Stover Funeral Home.

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WITTY, Leslie
BEAVER, PENNSYLVANIA: Leslie A. Witty, 69, died May 2, 1965. He was the husband of Ethel McDonald Witty; the father of Jack K. of Easton; and the brother of Mrs. Paul Pennington of Shinnston, WV, and Oscar and Mrs. Retta Crawford, both of Alexander, WV. He had 3 grandchildren. Interment was at the Beaver Cemetery under the direction of J.T. Anderson, Jr. Funeral Home.

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WITZEL, Marie
OAKMONT, PENNSYLVANIA: Marie L. Witzel, 75, died December 10, 2004. She was born August 10, 1929 to Luigi and Corisba Giconi Corlazzoli. She had been involved with 4-H and the Boy Scouts of America, and attended St. Irenaeus Catholic Church. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Catherine (Kenneth) Tomcsi of Griffith, IN; two sons, Joseph F. Witzel, Jr. of Troy Hills, and Robert L. (Darlene) Witzel of Houston; a brother, Joseph Corlazzoli of Marianna; and 5 five grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph F. Witzel, Sr.; her parents; a brother, John Corlazzoli; and a sister, Margaret Corlazzoli. Services were held at St. Irenaeus Church. Burial was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery by Burket-Truby Funeral Home.

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WNUK, Max
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Max Wnuk, 73, died October 17, 1957. He owned a tailor shop on Wylie Avenue, and had been a tailor in the Hill District for over 45 years. He was a member of Shaare Zedeck Congregation. He was also a member of Hebrew Free Loan, Warshever Verein, the Jewish Baby Home, the Jewish Home for the Aged, and other organizations. Survivors include two daughters, Lillian Dektor and Rosella Franklin; a son, Michael Wnuk; a brother, Reuben Wnuk; 12 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Shaare Zedeck Cemetery under the direction of Blank Brothers Funeral Home.

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WOLF, Godfrey
ALTOONA, PENNSYLVANIA: Godfrey Wolf, a prominent Altoona businessman, died in 1893. He was born June 21, 1837 in Germany. He sold clothing, and was also in the tobacco and cigar business. He had been in the Altoona area for over 30 years. He was survived by his wife, Rebecca Hilbronner Wolf; five daughters, Lilly, Clara, Erona, Adie, and Minnie; a sister, Mrs. Samuel March; and three brothers, including Solomon Wolf of Philadelphia. Burial was at the Jewish Cemetery.

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WOLFGANG, Carol
MILESBURG, PENNSYLVANIA: Carol L. Wolfgang, 79, died July 1, 2005. She was born November 19, 1925 in Clarion County to Leland and Carrie Best Bashline. She retired from MuRata Erie. She enjoyed reading, painting and making candy, and was a Protestant. Survivors include a son, Gary W. Kiser of Mount Eagle; two daughters, Betsy J. Paige of Julian, and Vonnie K. York of Brookshire, TX; 4 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter T. Wolfgang. Interment was at Centre County Memorial Park with arrangements by Wetzler Funeral Home.

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WOOMER, Elsie
ALTOONA, PENNSYLVANIA: Elsie V. Woomer, 100, died January 22, 2010 at the Altoona Hospital. She was born June 19, 1909 in Altoona. She attended Juniata Presbyterian Church, and was active with the Ladies' Missionary Society and her Sunday School class. She was a member of the AARP, and enjoyed playing and watching golf. She is survived by three grandsons, Daniel L. Sprankle (Janet), David T. Sprankle (Jonanna), and John J. Sprankle, all of Tyrone; 6 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; two nephews, Johnny Reiter and Franky VonGehr; a granddaughter-in-law, Sophie Sprankle; and a close friend, Joan Krull. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew G. Woomer; a daughter, Kathryn Louise Sprankle; seven siblings, Orris, John, Raymond, Mae Reiter, Mary Wertz, Edward, and Ruth VonGehr; and two grandsons, Raymond A. and Ronald H. Sprankle. Interment was at Grandview Cemetery by Mauk and Yates Funeral Home.

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WOYTON, Leo
KITTANNING, PENNSYLVANIA: Leo L. Woyton, 60, died September 3, 1978 at his residence. He was born November 26, 1918. He retired from PPG Industries in Ford City, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He had served as commander of the Ford City VFW, and had also held state and national offices within the organization. Survivors include his wife, Muriel Woyton; a son, Dennis; three brothers, Valentine, Zigmund and Leonard; and 2 grandchildren. Interment was at Lawn Haven Cemetery with arrangements by Robert R. Kennedy Funeral Home.

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WYNTER, Cristina
UPPER DARBY, PENNSYLVANIA: Cristina M. Wynter, 65, died Septemeber 8, 2007 at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Panama to Henry Wynter and Lilian Stephen Brown. She was a former resident of El Empalme, Bocas del Toro, Republic of Panama. She worked for Amtrak in Bear, DE. She is survived by her children, Drucilla Mendez, Sonia Rodriguez, Lidia Stephens, Alexander Lewis and Javier Moodie; 7 siblings; 6 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services were held at St. Laurence Church. Interment was at Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Springfield under the direction of Donohue Funeral Home.

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YAIAK, John
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA: John Yaiak died in 1918 of wounds received in World War I. He was an immigrant, a Russian Pole, and had enlisted in the U.S. Army from Germantown. He was the brother of Amelia Yaiak.

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YAMBER, Alice
CLARKSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA: Alice L. Batistig Yamber, 73, died March 6, 2005. She was born August 9, 1931 in Indiana County, PA to Valentine and Josephine Kitchen Batistig. She was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd in Kent. Survivors include a son, Richard E. of Clarksburg; two daughters, Mary J. Bertoncini (Michael) of Blairsville, and Deborah M. Kinter of DuBois; a sister, Frances Kurant of Slickville; a brother, Edward of Iselin; and 2 granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; and two sisters, Eleanor Valero and Helen. Interment was at Iselin Cemetery under the direction of Curran Funeral Home.

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YANIAS, James
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: James M. Yanias, 55, died April 5, 1950 at West Penn Hospital. He was a native of Greece. He was one of the founders of the Pittsburgh Pie Company, where he worked as a sales manager. He was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. He had been a Pittsburgh area resident for 28 years. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Morris Yanias; and a brother in Greece. Burial was at Homestead Cemetery under the direction of Ferguson-Wood Funeral Home.

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YEISER, Irene
MYERSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA: Irene Yeiser, 60, died August 22, 1949. She was born June 18, 1889 to Grant and Anna Reinhart Boltz. She was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church. She was survived by a son, Richard; a daughter, Mrs. Lynwood Bugg; a brother, Lloyd Bolts; and three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Weiman, Mrs. Blaine Long, and Mrs. Ray Peters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren P. Yeiser. Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery under the direction of Bahney Funeral Home.

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YETTO, Francis A., Sr.
TEMPLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Francis A. Yetto, Sr., 89, died September 4, 1966 at the Reading Hospital. He was born in Reggio Calabria, Italy to Mr. and Mrs. Saverio Yetto. He was a retired stone mason, and attended Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Church. He was a member of the St. Marco Society. Survivors include five sons, Nicholas, Francis A., Jr., Antonio, Joseph, and Samuel A., all of Temple; four daughters, Anna (Oliver) Rauenzahn, Catherine (Nazzareno) Forlini, and Helen (Robert) Beam, all of Temple, and Josphine (Clyde) Perrine of Chester; 22 grandchildren; and 46 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Marian Buda Yetto. Services were held at Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Church. Burial was at Gethsemane Cemetery by Milkins Funeral Home.

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YOKBONIS, Frank
MURRYSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Frank Yokbonis, 80, died February 9, 1975 at Westmoreland Hospital. He was a member of Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Annie Yokbonis; a stepson, John Young of Olympic, WA; a sister, Sara Butenas of Cleveland; two brothers, Joe Yawns and John Yawns, both of Murrysville; and 3 grandchildren. Services were held at Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Barbara's Cemetery by Edwin N. Wolfe Funeral Home.

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YONEY, Stephen, D., Jr.
MONONGAHELA, PENNSYLVANNIA: Stephen D. Yoney, Jr., 66, died July 19, 2009 at the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born October 19, 1942 in North Charleroi to Stephen D. Yoney, Sr. and Gail Podolinski Yoney. He was a 1964 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He worked in the funeral industry with his father until opening the Stephen D. Yoney, Jr. Funeral Home. He was a member of the former Holy Name of Jesus Church in Monessen. He is survived by his wife, Alvera Gantner Yoney; three daughters, Sherry L. Watkins (Gordon) of Charleroi, Amy M. Yoney of Las Vegas, NV, and Gail A. Yoney of Santa Barbara, CA; two sons, Stephen D. Yoney III (Ingrid) of Canonsburg, and Dennis M. Yoney (Jodi) of Charlotte, NC; and 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, David Yoney. Services were held at Epiphany Of Our Lord Church. Interment was at Belle Vernon Cemetery under the direction of Frye Funeral Home.

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YONKO, Mary
BELLE VERNON, PENNSYLVANIA: Mary Gernat Yonko, 100, died March 31, 2005. She was born January 24, 1905 in Monessen, PA to John and Anna Sovich Gernat. She was a member of St. John the Divine Orthodox Church in Monessen. She was a longtime Monessen resident before moving to Belle Vernon. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Michael Onda of Belle Vernon, and Nancy and Lou Greco of Donora; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Eva Gernot of Monessen; a daughter-in-law, Betty Yonko of Monessen; 5 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Yonko, Sr.; a daughter, Mary Ann Sekoski; two sons, Andrew Yonko, Jr. and Peter Yonko; her parents; and a granddaughter, Kathleen Greco. Interment was at Grandview Cemetery under the direction of Ferguston Funeral Home.

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YOUSE, Edwin
JACKSONWALD, PENNSYLVANIA: Edwin W. Youse, 59, died January 17, 1966 at St. Joseph's Hospial. He was born in Oley Township to the late Edwin W. and Bessie Wentzel Youse. He worked as a machinist at Textile Machine Works for 39 years, and was a member of Zion United Church of Christ. He was survived by his wife, S. Edna Youse; two daughters, Gloria (David) Hagaman, and Arlene (William E.) Gallagher; two sisters, Helen Noman and Katherine (LeRoy) Breidegam; three brothers, Chester, Woodrow, and Norman; and 9 grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Daniel R. Christ Funeral Home.

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YUVAN, Bernice
NEW CASTLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Bernice Kosin Yuvan, 90, died December 17, 2008. She was born April 10, 1918 in New Castle to Stanley and Bernice Olszewski Kosin. She was an assembler in the communications division at Lamb Electric Co. in Kent, OH for 30 years, and was a member of Mary Mother of Hope Parish. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Yuvan; her parents; four sisters, Mary Polansky, Jane Masajada, Frances Colbert, and Estol Callentine; and four brothers, Walter Kosin, Rev. Wallace Kosin, Stanley Kosin, and William Kosin. Services were held at Mary Mother of Hope Parish. Burial was at Ss. Phillip and James Cemetery under the direction of Noga Funeral Home.

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ZADACH, Edward
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Edward A. Zadach, 58, died May 12, 1961 at St. Francis Hospital. He worked for Kraft Foods, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. He attended St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. Survivors include his stepmother, Bertha Zadach; three brothers, Henry, Karl and Albert Zadach; and four sisters, Mathilda Roth, Ida Achilles, Frieda Schreier, and Elsie Cope. Interment was at Oakland Cemetery with arrangements by Beinhauer Mortuary.

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ZAMBELAS, Emanuel
WASHINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA: Emanuel E. Zambelas, 61, died January 4, 1949 at Washington Hospital. He was born in Greece on October 30, 1887. He was a chef at the George Washington Hotel for 14 years, and was previously a chef at the William Penn Hotel. He commuted between Pittsburgh and Washington. He came to the U.S. in 1911, and had also been employed by the Ambridge Steel Works. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Louis E. Zambelas and George Zambelas, both of Pittsburgh; his mother, of Sicily; a sister, of Sicily; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother. Services were held at St. Nicholas Church in Pittsburgh. Arrangements were handled by Ferguson Wood Funeral Home.

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ZANARINI, John
JEANNETTE, PENNSYLVANIA: John Zanarini, 82, died March 29, 1962. He was born October 4, 1879 in Italy, and came to the U.S. in 1917. He and his sons were florists, and he had also worked as a coal operator. Survivors include his sons, Edward and Dan, both of Jeannette; a daughter, Mrs. Inez (Ralph) Smith of Lincoln Heights; four sisters, Mrs. Louise French of Jeannette, Mrs. V. Versette of Point Marion, and Mary and Henrietta, both in Europe; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Earnestina Zanarini. Interment was at the Jeannette Memorial Cemetery by Miller-Whitlatch Funeral Home.

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ZAPPAVIGNO, Grace
GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Grace Zappavigno, 85, died August 6, 1972 at Greenville Hospital. She had eight children, including Margaret (Salvadore) Catailano of Greenville; 25 grandchildren; and 45 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Zappavigno. Services were held at Epiphany Catholic Church in Pittsburgh. Arrangements were handled by MacAvoy Funeral Home.

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ZEDEL, Mary
CARNEGIE, PENNSYLVANIA: Mary S. Zedel, 76, died December 25, 1985. She was a retired nurse at South Side Hospital with 40 years of service, and was a graduate of the hospital's nursing school. She was a former resident of Mount Lebanon. She attended First Lutheran Church, Downtown, and was a member of the Nursing Alumni of South Side Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Howard, Sr.; a daughter, Beverly Jordon of Bethel Park; two sons, Stewart of Homestead, and Howard, Jr. of Mount Lebanon; a brother, Rev. Robert Mulholland of Pasadena, CA; 3 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Interment was at the Mount Lebanon Cemetery under the direction of Beinhauer Mortuary.

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ZEFFER, Catherine
NEW MILFORD, PENNSYLVANIA: Catherine Rose "Katy" Zeffer, 91, died November 16, 2010. She was a native of Long Island, NY, and formerly danced with the Rockettes. She was with the Rockettes when they were still the Roxyettes, and moved with them to Radio City Music Hall. She performed with the Women's Benefit Association Drum Corps at the 1939 World's Fair and in numerous NYC parades. During World War II, she was a U.S. government secretary at Governor's Island and at various military bases. She was a longtime member of St. Lawrence-St. John's parish in New Milford, and enjoyed dancing, traveling, and knitting. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Catherine and Thomas Holleran, Michael and Bonnie Zeffer, Patricia Glover, Maryann Zeffer and Barry Corrigan, Jr., and Carolyn Webster; 10 grandchildren; her cousins; and her nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of over 50 years, Frank J. Zeffer; and a brother, Christian Becker III. Services were held at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery by Savage Funeral Home.

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ZENZAL, Dorothy
PECKVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Dorothy Zenzal, 82, died September 21, 2009 at VNA Hospice. She was born April 19, 1927 in Eynon to Michael and Veronica Goodin. She had worked for Billig Shoe Co., the Tobyhanna Army Depot and ICS. She attended Holy Ghost Church in Olyphant, and was a member of the Holy Ghost Confraternity of Christian Women, the Blakely Borough Ambulance Auxiliary, and the First Slovak Wreath of the Free Eagle. She enjoyed gardening and baking. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Theodore J. and Deborah Zenzal of Justus; a daughter, Patricia A. Semon (fiance, Robert Wagner) of Lake Carey; a sister, Esther Powanda of Peckville; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Joseph E. Zenzal; a sister, Marie DeLarco; and a brother, Floyd. Services were held at Holy Ghost Church. Interment was at Holy Ghost Cemetery by Glinsky Funeral Home.

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ZERILLA, Pete
SCOTTDALE, PENNSYLVANIA: Pete Zerilla, 40, died January 28, 1953 at Frick Memorial Hospital. He was a World War II veteran and attended St. John's Greek Catholic Church. Surivors include his wife, Elsie Zerilla; his father, Nicholas; five sisters, Helen Zerilla, Vera Gratchic, Mary Sapinsky, Mary McNally, and Anetta Shefich; and four brothers, John, Mytro, Michael, and Steve. Services were held at the Greek Catholic Church. Interment was at the church cemetery.

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ZIEGELMAIR, John A.
PERKIOMENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: John A. Ziegelmair, 93, died November 21, 2008 at his residence. He was born in Germany on March 4, 1915 to John and Antonia Schmidt Ziegelmair. He came to America in 1934. He opened an auto repair business in 1944, and later became a dealer for Packard-Keyser and Chrysler Dodge. He attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansdale. He was a Mason, and had served as past president of the Lower Gwynedd Lions Club. Family members include his daughters, Joan M. Alberts of Perkiomenville, and Linda M. (Paul) Maynard of Line Lexington; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his caretaker, Ivette Candia. He was predeceased by his wife, Gertrude Seidel Ziegelmair. Services were held at at Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment was at Lawnview Cemetery in Rockledge under the direction of Anton B. Urban Funeral Home.

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ZORN, Genevieve
BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA: Genevieve A. Zorn, 77, died April 24, 2000. She was born September 3, 1922 to the late James and Anne Harbolick Curran. She was a registered nurse in New York, and attended Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church. She is survived by two sons, David of Ashville, NC, and Carl III of Allentown; a stepdaughter, Eugenie Fitzgeral of Queenstown, MD; and a brother, James of Peekskill, NY. Arrangements were handled by Downing Funeral Home.

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ZOZAS, Mary
ALIQUIPPA, PENNSYLVANIA: Mary Zozas, 55, died in January of 1950. She was born in Lithuania. She was a member of the Association of Lithuanian workers. She was survived by a daughter, Anna McKay of McKees Rocks. Services were held at St. Titus Church. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Polovina Funeral Home.

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ZREBNY, Mary
CURTISVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Mary Irene Shurina Zrebny, 91, died November 21, 2002. She was born April 22, 1911. She enjoyed reading, shopping, cooking and collecting recipes. She attended Transfiguration Catholic Church. She is survived by a son, John A. Zrebny, Jr.; a brother, Pete Shurina; three sisters, Amelia Callen, Nancy Colpo, and Lucy Shurina; 5 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Zrebny, Sr.; her parents, John and Mary Kocio Shurina; a sister, Anna Stramiello; and five brothers, John, Steve, Charles, Joseph and Michael Shurina. Interment was at Deer Creek Cemetery with arrangements by Siwicki-Yanicko Funeral Home.

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ZUKAUCKAS, Anthony, Sr.
CHARLEROI, PENNSYLVANIA: Anthony Zukauckas, Sr., 96, died April 19, 1967 at his residence. He was born in Lithuania in April of 1871 to Wincas and Mary Wisneskas Zukauckas. He was a retired coal miner, and had lived in the Fallowfield Township area for around 50 years. He was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church in Bentleyville. Survivors include his wife, Antanina Pitkiute Zukauckas; four sons, Frank, Vincent, Houston, and Leo; two daughters, Julia Stonis and Anna Zukauckas; his grandchildren; and his great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Zukauckas, Jr. Services were held at St. Luke's Catholic Church. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of Kenneth V. Thompston Funeral Home.

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ZUMBRUM, Edward
HANOVER, PENNSYLVANIA: Edward W. Zumbrum, 77, died January 4, 1973 at Hanover General Hospital. He was born September 15, 1895 to William and Senora Garrett Zumbrum. He was a retired mason and a U.S. Army veteran of World War I. He attended St. Bartholomew's Lutheran Church, and was a member of the AARP, the American Legion, the Red Men, the Eagles Lodge, the Friendship Fire Co. of Pennville, the McSherrystown Home Association, and the Republican Club of Hanover. Survivors include his wife, Lydia Worley Zumbrum; seven children, Mildred M. Eichelberger, Betty E. Gordon, Robert L. Zumbrum, Raymond W. Zumbrum, Earl W. Zumbrum, Claude E. Zumbrum, and Melvin R. Zumbrum; a brother, John L. Zumbrum; 15 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Rest Haven Cemetery by Kenworthy Funeral Home.

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ZVONIK, Karl
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Karl Zvonik, 82, died March 13, 1967 at the Schenley Nursing Home in Pittsburgh. He was a former resident of Joffre, and was a member of SNPJ Lodge #226 there. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Caroline Yappel of Maple Heights, OH; two sons, Frank of Pittsburgh, and Emil of Jonesboro, AR; 5 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Lee Funeral Home.

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ZWEIG, Isadore
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Isadore Zweig, 44, died October 16, 1957 at his residence. He was a pharmacist and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. He had worked at Thrift Drug Company and other area drug stores. He was a member of Tree of Life Congregation. Survivors include his wife, Louise Carl Zweig; two sons, Marvin Zweig and Gerald Zweig; two daughters, Patti and Judy; a brother, Manuel Zweig; and two sisters, Bertha Spector and Blanche Greenberger. Services were held at the Hirsch Chapel. Burial was at Poale Zedeck Cemetery.

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