Our Obituaries

Florence Elizabeth Church

April 13, 1936 - September 24, 2017

Florence Elizabeth "Libby" Church age 81 of Jefferson passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017 in Washington Hospital.She was born April 13, 1936 in Jefferson a daughter of the late Jordan B. and Susie S. Housel Huffman.On February 8, 1958, she married William J. Church Sr., who passed away September 2, 1991.Mrs. Church had worked in the housekeeping department at Greene County Memorial Hospital...
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John Kraich

January 28, 1950 - September 22, 2017

John Kraich, 67, of Waynesburg, died Friday, September 22, 2017, in Donnell House, Washington. He was born January 28, 1950, in Waynesburg, a son of the late John and Mary Evosirch Kraich. Mr. Kraich was a graduate of Waynesburg High School and worked several different jobs in the Waynesburg area. He served in the Pennsylvania National Guard, Company K, 110th Infantry, in Waynesburg. Mr. Kraich...
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George R. Dugan

October 10, 1933 - September 17, 2017

George Robert "Bob" Dugan, 83 of Carmichaels, formerly of Washington, died Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born October 10, 1933 in Nemacolin, a son of the late John William and Mary Orrell Taylor Dugan. Bob served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked most all of his life as a steelworker at Washington Steel, Washington and later...
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Gary Wayne Henry

September 1, 1950 - September 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Behm Funeral Homes, Jefferson, PA.
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Gloria Hice

February 20, 1945 - September 14, 2017

Gloria J. Hice, 72 of Jefferson, died Thursday, September 14, 2017 at home.She was born February 20, 1945 in Chicago, IL a daughter of the late Marie Weimer.Gloria was a home maker but had worked formerly at the Elks Lodge and American Legion Post homes.On August 5, 2001 she married Donald Hice, who died January 4, 2016.Surviving are four children, Teri Smith of Norfolk, VA, Kimberly Thomas of...
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Henry E. Daviero

May 25, 1923 - September 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Behm Funeral Homes, Jefferson, PA.
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Audrey Glister

August 22, 1947 - September 3, 2017

Audrey (Ostrich) Glister, age 70 of Warren, MI, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones. Audrey was born on August 22, 1947 in Waynesburg, PA, the daughter of Ralph and Martha (Snyder) Ostrich. On December 30, 1965, she married John Glister of Clarksville, PA, who died on May 8, 2011. Audrey graduated from Jefferson Morgan High School Class of 1966.She loved gardening...
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Lena Marie Burnworth

May 24, 1929 - September 3, 2017

Lena Hupp Burnworth, 88 of Jefferson died peacefully on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at home.She was born May 24, 1929 in Jefferson Township, a daughter of the late Alonzo and Marie Rinehart Hupp.She was a stay at home mom for her five children.On November 16, 1946 she married James Westley Burnworth, who died July 1, 1985.Surviving are four children, Sammy L. Burnworth of Brownsville, Penny L....
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William Conor Musgrove

April 6, 1992 - September 2, 2017

William "Billy" Conor Musgrove, 25 of Waynesburg, formerly of Carmichaels, died Saturday, September 2, 2017.He was born April 6, 1992 in Honesdale, a son of Thomas S. and Mary S. Frain Musgrove of Waynesburg.Billy was a 2010 graduate of Carmichaels Area High School and he had owned and operated a pizza shop.He loved people and being a loyal friend to many.Billy was an outstanding baseball player...
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Beatrice Estle

March 19, 1938 - August 21, 2017

Beatrice L. Estle, 79 of Rices Landing, died Monday, August 21, 2017 at home. She was born March 19, 1938 in Rices Landing, a daughter of the late Clyde Edward and Hanna Elizabeth Rutherford Jeffries. Bea worked on the river boats as a house maid and then later worked at Republic Sportswear in Republic. She lived most all her life in Rices Landing and was Protestant. On July 17, 1967 she married...
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Nicholas Hunter Hillsman

April 10, 1998 - August 16, 2017

Nicholas Hunter Hillsman age 19 of Rices Landing died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in a traffic accident.He was born April 10, 1998 in Washington, a son of Gregory S. Hillsman and Lisa M. Laight Hillsman.He was a 2016 graduate of Jefferson Morgan High School and worked for Barnhart Honda in the parts and service department.Mr. Hillsman had a quick wit and great sense of humor. He was a history buff...
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Robert S. Harvilla

December 11, 1930 - August 16, 2017

Robert S. Harvilla Sr. age 86 of Clarksville formerly of Mather passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in the Washington Hospital.He was born December 11, 1930 in Thompson 2, a son of the late Steven J. Harvilla and Ann Bator Harvilla.He was the beloved husband of Neva L. McMinn Harvilla, loving father of Robert S. Harvilla Jr. (Barb) of Medina, OH, and Roger A. Harvilla (Dee) of Clarksville;...
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Anna K. Coneybeer

August 18, 1933 - August 11, 2017

Anna "Ann" K. Coneybeer, 83 of Jefferson, died Friday, August 11, 2017 in Washington Hospital, Washington, PA.She was born August 18, 1933 in Coal Center, a daughter of the late Thomas and Anna Volk Coneybeer.Ann was a 1952 graduate of Jefferson High School and was Methodist by faith.She had worked at Bishoff Creamery and Canned Dairy Products, Inc. in Waynesburg for over thirty years and retired...
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Anthony E. Zurca

August 15, 1938 - August 10, 2017

Anthony "Tony" Edward Zurca, 78 of Rices Landing, died Thursday, August 10, 2017 peacefully in his home. He was born August 15, 1938 in Washington, PA a son of the late Anthony and Joanna Lesnick Zurca. Mr. Zurca was a 1956 graduate of Chartiers High School and served in the US Navy with the Seabees. He was a machinist for a manufacturing company, and a proud member of the National Rifle...
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Ronald E. Shaffer

March 18, 1945 - August 3, 2017

Ronald E. Shaffer, 72 of Jefferson died Thursday, August 3, 2017 in UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.He was born March 18, 1945 in Carmichaels, a son of the late John W. and Virginia Katheryn Wilson Shaffer.Ron was a 1964 graduate of Carmichaels High School.He proudly served his country as a Medical Corpsman in the Army from 1965-1971 including a tour in Vietnam from 1966-1967 in the 1st Medical...
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Charles Bryan Snyder

October 26, 1963 - July 31, 2017

Charles Bryan Snyder, 53 of Jefferson, died Monday, July 31, 2017.He was born October 26, 1963 in Waynesburg, a son of Charles Nelson and Janet D. Davis Snyder of Jefferson.Bryan was a 1982 graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School.He was a sign foreman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Waynesburg.Bryan was a member of the Jefferson United Methodist Church and the Sons of the...
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Ann Kolick

July 11, 1928 - July 29, 2017

Ann Kolick, 89 formerly of Clarksville, died Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Charlottesville, VA.She was born July 11, 1928 in Perryopolis, a daughter of the late Patrick and Maude Race Burke.Ann was a graduate of East Bethlehem Township High School.She had worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Millsboro Lumber Company.Ann lived most of life in Clarksville, where she was a member of St. Thomas R.C...
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Anna Virgili

June 8, 1924 - July 8, 2017

Anna Caroline Virgili, 93 formerly of Mather, died Saturday July 8, 2017 with her family surrounding her. She was born June 8, 1924 in Carpentertown, a daughter of the late Ralph and Catherine Zolniercysk Janus. Mrs. Virgili was a homemaker and had worked at the former Amalgamated Cotton Garment Industries, Waynesburg. She was a member of St. Marcellus R.C. Church, Jefferson; the Christians...
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William A. Basinger

November 16, 1946 - July 5, 2017

William A. "Bill" Basinger, 70 of Waynesburg, died Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at home.He was born November 16, 1946 in Jefferson Township, Greene County, a son of the late Jesse S. and Virginia Mae Bungard Basinger.Bill was a 1966 graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School.He served in the United States Army Reserve, Company C, 429th Engineer Battalion, Washington.Bill started working at the former...
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Charlene Kay Kirk

July 15, 1955 - July 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Behm Funeral Homes, Jefferson, PA.
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David A. Dunseath

July 25, 1957 - July 2, 2017

David A. "Hopper" Dunseath Jr., 59 of Jefferson, died Sunday, July 2, 2017 at home. He was born July 25, 1957 in Waynesbug, a son of David A. Dunseath Sr. and his wife Audrey of Clarksville and Sophie Bartowick Dunseath Stimmell of Jefferson. Dave was a coal miner at Clyde Mine in Fredericktown and then later worked as a laborer in a paper factory in Rosco. He was a social member at the...
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Jennie Confortini

March 8, 1934 - June 27, 2017

Jennie Confortini, 83, of Mather, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg. She was born March 8, 1934 in Labelle, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Scalise Manfredi. Mrs. Confortini was a 1952 graduate of Jefferson High School. On June 8, 1953 she married Sil Confortini who survives. They lived in Mather all their married years. Mrs. Confortini had a long...
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Scott H. McNeely

January 17, 1924 - June 20, 2017

Scott H. McNeely, 93 of Jefferson, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in his home.He was born January 17, 1924 in Jefferson, a son of the late Harry Randolph and Nellie Blanche Huffman McNeely.Mr. McNeely attend Jefferson High School and left before graduation to join the United States Marine Corps during WW II. On June 1, 2017 he was proud to receive his high school diploma from the Jefferson-Morgan...
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Vincent C. Waters

January 28, 1949 - June 19, 2017

Vincent C. Waters III, 68 of Carmichaels, affectionately known as "Mickey" to family, died Monday, June 19, 2017 at his home. He was born January 28, 1949 in Lexington, KY a son of Vincent C. Waters Jr. of Harrodsburg, KY and the late Florence Ellen Preston Waters. Mr. Waters graduated from Henry Clay High School in 1968. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps...
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James Leslie Miller

October 14, 1947 - June 17, 2017

James L. Miller, 69 of Waynesburg, formerly of Masontown, died Saturday, June 17, 2017 at home. He was born October 14, 1947 in Uniontown, a son of the late Leslie and Audrey Fletcher Miller. James was from Masontown most of his life with the exception of the last 12 years. He worked as a coal miner and retired from Maple Creek Mine.James was a former member of the Masontown Volunteer Fire...
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Margaret P. Bayard

August 5, 1931 - June 14, 2017

Margaret Polen Bayard, 85, formerly of Rices Landing, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in the Waynesburg Health and Rehabilitation Center, Waynesburg.She was born August 5, 1931 in Ryerson Station, a daughter of the late Fred L. and Hazel Cunningham Polen.Margaret was a 1949 graduate of Richhill Township High School and was a homemaker.She was a member of Hewitt Presbyterian Church, Rices Landing...
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Richard A. Clark

January 12, 1932 - June 5, 2017

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Mike Yurek

November 3, 1928 - June 1, 2017

Mike Yurek, 88 of Jefferson, died Thursday, June 1, 2017 in the Waynesburg Health and Rehabilitation Center, Waynesburg.He was born November 3, 1928 in Thompson #2, Fayette County, a son of the late Charles and Anna Besaha Yurek.Mr. Yurek was a retired coal miner from Gateway Coal Company at Ruff Creek.He was a life-long member of the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in New Salem and a member...
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Donald G. Walker

February 7, 1938 - May 31, 2017

Donald G. Walker Sr., 79 of Waynesburg, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg.He was born February 7, 1938 in Cumberland Township, Greene County, a son of the late J. Frank and Hilda G. Dugan Walker.Mr. Walker was a graduate of Waynesburg Central High School and worked as a welder for McGraw Edison in Canonsburg. Later in life he worked as an independent gas...
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Domonick J. Petrarca

December 11, 1933 - May 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Behm Funeral Homes, Jefferson, PA.
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Delbert Edward Bedilion

April 24, 1948 - May 28, 2017

Delbert E. "Zeke" Bedilion, 69 of Waynesburg, died Sunday, May 28, 2017. He was born on April 24, 1948 in Waynesburg, a son of the late Arthur H. and Haddie Dale Lippencott Bedilion. Zeke was a graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School. He was a retired corrections officer from SCI Greene in Waynesburg and had previously worked for RG Johnson in coal mining construction. Zeke loved the Pittsburgh...
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Andrew P. Sethner

January 12, 1938 - May 27, 2017

Andrew P. Sethner, 79 of Waynesburg, died Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Washington Hospital, Washington.He was born January 12, 1938 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Andrew F. and Pauline Subic Sethner.Andy was a self-employed stone and brick mason here in Greene County.He was a member of St. Marcellus R.C. Church of Jefferson.On November 24, 1956 he married Mary Anne Burdzel, who died September 25,...
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Shirley A. Largent

March 6, 1931 - May 18, 2017

Shirley A. Largent, 86 of Waynesburg, died Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. She was born March 6, 1931 in Clarksville, a daughter of the late Garald J. and Hildred Scott Turner. Shirley was a graduate of Jefferson High School and the Washington Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse at the former Greene County Memorial Hospital in Waynesburg for...
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Mary Martha Sullenberger

December 25, 1941 - May 11, 2017

Mary Martha Sullenberger 75 of Millsboro, died Thursday, May 11, 2017 at home.She was born December 25, 1941 in Poland Mines, Greene County, a daughter of the late John H. and Emma Brown.Mary attended Mapletown area schools growing up.She was a homemaker and attended the Greene Valley Church of God.Mary enjoyed gardening, her flowers, crafts and especially baking for family and friends.On January...
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Albert T. Kingan

June 13, 1930 - May 11, 2017

Albert T. Kingan Jr., age 86 of Clarksville, died Thursday, May 11, 2017 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.He was born June 13, 1930 in Clarksville, a son of the late Albert T. Kingan Sr. and Hannah Moore Kingan.Mr. Kingan served in the United States Army during the Korean War.He was a retired coal miner from the former Pitt Gas Coal Mine, Cannon Coal.Mr. Kingan lived in Clarksville all...
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Sara L. Christopher

February 14, 1930 - May 9, 2017

Sara Louise Reay Christopher, 87 of Waynesburg, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.She was born February 14, 1930 in Windber, a daughter of the late John H. and Anna M. Schultz Reay.Sara was a 1948 graduate of Windber High School and also Hammond Beauty School in Johnstown in 1949.She had worked as a sales clerk in Grants in Windber, at the former GC Murphy &...
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Brenda Marx

April 4, 1941 - May 1, 2017

Brenda L. Marx, 76 of Juneau, AK, formerly of Waynesburg, died Monday, May 1, 2017 at the home of her daughter, Gretchen Marx-Good.She was born April 4, 1941 in Jefferson, a daughter of the late Clyde and Mintie G. Dickey Guesman.Brenda was a graduate of Jefferson High School and a member of the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS) in Juneau, AK.She was her husband's veterinarian assistant...
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Lora Chesney

January 11, 1929 - April 29, 2017

Lora Chesney age 88 of Oakland, Maryland formerly of Clarksville died Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Garrett Regional Medical Center in Oakland.She was born January 11, 1929 in Redstone Township, Fayette County, a daughter of the late Charles W. and Estella L. Mickey Peters.On July 1, 1950 she married John Chesney Sr., who died March 23, 1993.Mrs. Chesney was a homemaker. She resided most of her...
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Edith Pearl Griedel

June 18, 1930 - April 29, 2017

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Anne Cutler

October 30, 1917 - April 21, 2017

Anne Bodnar Cutler, age 99, formerly of Rices Landing, PA, was called home peacefully on Friday, April 21, 2017, from Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Huntersville, NC.Anne was born October 30, 1917 in Sagamore, PA, a daughter of the late Andrew and Susan Wargo Bodnar.Anne graduated from Sagamore High School as the Valedictorian of the class of 1935 and obtained her R.N. degree from the...
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Allen Bryan McNeely

December 6, 1925 - April 19, 2017

Allen B. "Dynamite" McNeely, 91 of Waynesburg, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at home.He was born December 6, 1925 in Jefferson, a son of the late Harry Randolph and Nellie Blanche Huffman McNeely.Allen was a 1943 graduate of Jefferson High School. After high school he served in the United States Marine Corps during WW II and the Korean Wars.He served as a Franklin Township supervisor in the 1970...
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Frances Murphy

July 28, 1929 - April 17, 2017

Frances A. Murphy, 87 of Jefferson, died Monday, April 17, 2017 at home. She was born July 28, 1929 in Jefferson, a daughter of the late J. Lee "Tucker" and Harriet Bradbury Armstrong. Mrs. Murphy was a 1947 graduate of Jefferson High School. She was a homemaker and farmer. A member of the Jefferson United Methodist Church, a former member of the Carmichaels Grange and the Clarksville Area Lions...
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Patrick Eugene Malee

March 17, 1926 - April 12, 2017

Patrick Eugene Malee, 91 of Clarksville, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at home.He was born March 17, 1926 in Robinson, Indiana County, a son of the late Alexander and Ethel Yohe Malee.Mr. Malee served in the United State Army during WW II, under General Patton's 3rd Army Division.He worked as a coal miner, an iron worker in Gary, IN and a self-employed carpenter.Mr. Malee was a life member of...
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James W. Fischer

November 6, 1937 - April 12, 2017

James W. Fischer, 79 of Jefferson, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Monongahela Valley Hospital, Monongahela.He was born on November 6, 1937 in Jefferson, a son of the late Harry and Margaret "Peg" Fischer.Jim had worked as a coal miner and welder in Clyde Mine in Fredericktown and was a long time member of the National Rifle Association.On January 21, 1956 he married Donna Gardner, who died...
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Fannie Mae Machesky

November 7, 1930 - April 8, 2017

Fannie Mae Machesky age 86 of Waynesburg died Saturday, April 8, 2017 in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home in Waynesburg.She was born November 7, 1930 in Center Township, Greene County, a daughter of the late Harry and Vivian Headley Watson.She was a graduate of Center Township High School.On April 15, 1950, she married Richard C. Machesky, who died March 20, 2008.Mrs. Machesky resided most of her...
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Marion Kay Kalafsky

April 2, 1944 - April 4, 2017

Marion Kay Kalafsky, age 73 of Tinton Falls, New Jersey died peacefully on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Arbor Terrace Shrewsbury in Tinton Falls. She was born April 2, 1944 in Greensboro, a daughter of the late Frank and Jane Cox Kalafsky.She was a former resident of Mather and had attended the Jefferson-Morgan Schools. She later resided in Oakhurst, NJ before moving to Tinton Falls. Kay was a...
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Gertrude Anne Hvizda

June 23, 1921 - April 4, 2017

Gertrude Anne Hvizda age 95 of Jefferson, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in Washington Health System Greene Hospital.She was born June 23, 1921 in Continental No. 2 in Fayette County, a daughter of the late Michael Katchmark and Rose Kolat Luberda Katchmark.She attended Jefferson High School. On May 16, 1942 she married John Hvizda Jr. who died June 3, 2003.Mrs. Hvizda retired from the dietary...
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Janet Carol Erickson

July 12, 1940 - March 30, 2017

Janet Carol Grooms Erickson, 76 of Stafford, VA, died Thursday, March 30, 2017 at home. She was born July 12, 1940 in Crucible, a daughter of the late Robert Randolph and Margaret Tressa Booze Grooms. Janet grew up in the Crucible area. She began her career in banking as teller in Morgantown, WV. Over time she became a Branch Manager and eventually a mortgage processor. She retired as a mortgage...
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Ruby Knestrick

January 18, 1935 - March 30, 2017

Ruby Knestrick, 82 of Jefferson, died Thursday, March 30, 2017 in the home of her son Mark in Nemacolin. She was born January 18, 1935 in Uniontown, a daughter of the late Ray D. and Grace Burwell Seese. Ruby was a 1952 graduate of Jefferson High School where she had worked at one time in the high school office. She enjoyed playing cards, crossword puzzles and crocheting.On November 26, 1955 she...
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Lawrence John Rigby

February 16, 1950 - March 20, 2017

Lawrence John Rigby, 67 of Jefferson, died Monday, March 20, 2017 at Washington Health System Greene, Emergency Room. He was born February 16, 1950 in Sewickley, a son of the late John M. and McCleese Stevenson Rigby. Larry worked for the County of Greene for over 27, years in the Bridge crew department. On August 27, 1984 he married Esther Mae Harris, who survives. Larry was "The love of her...
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Judy Shaffer

July 1, 1942 - March 18, 2017

Judy A. Shaffer, 74 of Jefferson, died Saturday, March 18, 2017 in the Donnell House, Washington. She was born July 1, 1942 in Mather, a daughter of the late Patrick H. and Agnes B. Connor Murphy. Judy was a 1960 graduate of Jefferson High School. She worked in hospitality and cooking all her career from working at the Twins Angels Restaurant, Dolfi's Restaurant, the Greene Country Club, the...
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Charles M. Grash

May 3, 1927 - March 10, 2017

Charles M. Grash, 89 of Rices Landing, died Friday, March 10, 2017 in the Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg. He was born May 3, 1927 in Dry Tavern, a son of the late Martin V. and Lucy Malowski Grash. Charles serviced in the United States Army during WW II. He worked as a coal miner for Consol at Humphrey #7 Coal Mine. Charles was a member of Sacred Heart RC Church, Rices Landing, the...
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Charles J. Criss

July 25, 1946 - March 1, 2017

Charles J. "Jeff" Criss, 70, of Waynesburg, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at home. He was born July 25, 1946 in Waynesburg, a son of the late Robert "Pap" and Ruth Wallace Criss. Jeff was a 1965 graduate of Waynesburg High School. He was an outstanding athlete growing up playing Little League Baseball with the Eastend Wildcats, Pony League with the Moose Lodge, and in high school played baseball,...
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Yolanda F. Palone

January 7, 1921 - February 28, 2017

Yolanda F. Palone, 96 of Wake Forest, NC, formerly of Dry Tavern, died Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in Wake Forest, NC. She was born January 7, 1921 in Crucible, a daughter of the late John and Margaret Kronk Kern. A graduate of Cumberland Township High School, class of 1939.On May 4, 1940 she married Alfred L. Palone, who died August 20, 1999. She was a homemaker and lived most of her life in Dry...
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Gary M. Battistoni

August 13, 1959 - February 27, 2017

Gary M. Battistoni, 57 of Waynesburg, died Monday, February 27, 2017 in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh from complications of diabetes. He was born August 13, 1959 in Waynesburg, a son of Virginia D. Detwiler Battistoni of Waynesburg and the late Angelo S. "Blackie" Battistoni. Gary was a 1977 graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School and California University of Pennsylvania. He was the former...
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James M. Christopher

June 19, 1928 - February 21, 2017

James M. Christopher, 88 of Washington, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at home after a long illness. He was born June 19, 1928 in Rices Landing, a son of the late Earl H. and Leona Gass Christopher. Jim was a 1946 graduate of Jefferson High School and served in the United States Army during WW II. He worked as an electrical finisher for the former McGraw-Edison Plant in Canonsburg. Jim was a...
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Dorothy D. Harvey

July 27, 1945 - February 21, 2017

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Dorothy Sadlek

January 2, 1930 - February 13, 2017

Dorothy M. Sadlek, 87 of Clarksville, died Monday, February 13, 2017 in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg. She was born January 2, 1930 in Fayette County, a daughter of the late George W. and Sadie McNett Swaney. Dorothy worked as a produce manager at Brodack's in Millsboro and the former Foodland in Waynesburg for several years. She was a member of St. Thomas RC Church in Clarksville. On...
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David Redman

March 13, 1929 - February 12, 2017

David T. Redman, 87 of Jefferson, died Sunday, February 12, 2017. He was born March 13, 1929 in Masontown, a son of the late Nelson T. and AdaBelle Speelman Redman. David was a welder and had worked for several machine shops and construction companies in the area. In November of 1967 he married Kathryn I. Kelley, who died July 20, 2014. Surviving are four children, David Redman of Uncasville, CT,...
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Shirley A. Seese

January 28, 1940 - February 8, 2017

Shirley A. Seese, 77 of Jefferson, died Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the home of her daughter, Karen in Derry. She was born January 28, 1940 in Waynesburg, a daughter of the late Russell and Vera Mae Hoke Martin. Shirley was a graduate of Jefferson High School and lived most all her life in Jefferson. She was a baker and had worked for Yum-Yum Donuts and Giant Eagle. Shirley most enjoyed...
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Dennis W. Franks

November 1, 1950 - January 29, 2017

Dennis W. "Denny" Franks, 66 of Rices Landing, died Sunday, January 29, 2017 at home. He was born November 1, 1950 in Waynesburg, a son of the late Lebro and Wilma Lauderbach Franks. Denny was a 1969 graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School and had served in the United States Army. He owned and operated Catering by Dennis Franks for many years. He valued his connection with the people that he...
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Carla J. Zec

November 12, 1953 - January 25, 2017

Carla Zec, 63 of Rices Landing, died Wednesday, January 25, 2017. She was born November 12, 1953 in Washington DC, a daughter of the late Carl N. and June R. Doolin Caltuna. Carla was a 1971 graduate of Beth-Center High School. She was a corrections Sargent in the Greene County Prison in Waynesburg for several years. Carla loved art, music and most of all her grandchildren. On July 31, 1978 she...
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Doris Kovalec

September 12, 1926 - January 24, 2017

Doris B. Kovalec, 90 of Waynesburg, died Tuesday, January 24, 2017 in the Waynesburg Health and Rehabilitation Center, Waynesburg. She was born September 12, 1926 in Donora, a daughter of the late Armando and Julia Wargo Bartolozzi. Mrs. Kovalec was a graduate of Donora High School and the Business Training College of Pittsburgh in 1945. On July 13, 1946 she married Steve Kovalec, naval veteran...
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Nellie D. Walters

April 14, 1927 - January 24, 2017

Nellie Walters, 89 of Carmichaels, died Tuesday, January 24, 2017 in the Waynesburg Health and Rehabilitation Center, Waynesburg. She was born April 14, 1927 in Lone Pine, a daughter of the late Clyde and Myrtle Edgar Loar. Nellie lived most of her life in Carmichaels. She was a member of Hewitt Presbyterian Church in Rices Landing, former member of the board of elections, and helped her husband...
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Helen B. Nardis

August 19, 1928 - January 22, 2017

Helen B. Nardis, 88 of Jefferson, died Sunday, January 22, 2017 at home. She was born August 19, 1928 in Nemacolin, a daughter of the late John G. and Anna Yarvorsky Yurick. Mrs. Nardis lived all of her married life in Jefferson and was a member of St. Marcellus R.C. Church, Jefferson. On August 19, 1950 she married, John P. Nardis, who died October 11, 1990. Surviving are three sons, John A. ...
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Olive Augustine

March 2, 1921 - January 16, 2017

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Betty E. Thistlethwaite

April 26, 1931 - January 14, 2017

Betty E. Thistlethwaite, 85 of Waynesburg, died Saturday, January 14, 2017 in Washington Hospital, Washington. She was born April 26, 1931 in Bentleyville, a daughter of the late Frank and Orpha Ball Denny. Betty was a homemaker and had attended the Jefferson Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, puzzle books and her family. On September 29, 1948 she married Edward S. Thistlethwaite, who died...
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Cynthia Ann Scott

January 17, 1957 - January 12, 2017

Cynthia Ann Scott, 59 of Marianna, died Thursday, January 12, 2017 at home from injuries suffered in a home fire. She was born January 17, 1957 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Nelson R. Scott of Prosperity and the late Norma Stambaugh Scott. Ms. Scott had worked as certified nursing assistant for the former Golden Living Center in Waynesburg. Surviving is a daughter, Melissa (James) Phillips of...
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Charles S. Bedilion

May 9, 1950 - January 1, 2017

Charles S. Bedilion, 66 of Waynesburg, died Sunday, January 1, 2017, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born May 9, 1950 in Waynesburg, a son of the late Arthur H. and Haddie Dale Lippencott Bedilion. Mr. Bedilion attended Jefferson-Morgan schools. He was a retired coal miner form the former Gateway Coal Company. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing, yard work, and played in...
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Christopher M. Griedel

January 15, 1986 - December 29, 2016

Christopher M. Griedel, 30 of Clarksville, died Thursday, December 29, 2016. He was born January 15, 1986 in Waynesburg, a son of Scott C. and Rene K. Reiter Griedel of Clarksville. Chris was a 2004 graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School before joining the United States Navy from 2005 to 2007. Recently he had been working as a clerk at Shop 'n Save, was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars,...
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Martha Jane DeBolt

May 1, 1932 - December 23, 2016

Martha "Jane" Byard DeBolt Passed away on December 23, 2016 at the Country Meadows facility in Bridgeville, Pa. Jane was born in Brave, to the late Joseph Earl and Mary Marie (Burnfield) Byard, on May 1, 1932. She spent most of her life growing up in Ruff Creek. She was a graduate of Waynesburg High School class of 1951, where she was a member of the basketball team and was voted the most...
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Kathleen Kingan

November 1, 1932 - December 19, 2016

Kathleen M. "Toots" Kingan, 84 of Clarksville, died Monday, December 19, 2016 at the Mapleshire, Morgantown, WV.She was born November 1, 1932 in Clarksville, a daughter of the late John and Ann Sholtis Tretinik.Mrs. Kingan was a graduate of East Bethlehem Township High School Class of 1950.Toots was a longtime postal clerk at the Clarksville Post Office for over 30 years. On July 6, 1954 she...
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Forrest Cottle

July 19, 1932 - December 8, 2016

Forrest V. "Bud" Cottle, 84 of Jefferson, died Thursday, December 8, 2016 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.He was born July 19, 1932 in Jefferson, a son of the late Forrest and Martha Mae Wilcox Cottle.Mr. Cottle was a 1950 graduate of Jefferson High School and after graduation he served in the United States Army during the Korean War.Upon his return he graduated from Waynesburg College,...
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Kevin Randolph Howard

July 12, 1957 - December 2, 2016

Kevin Randolph "Randy" Howard, 59 of Stafford, VA died Friday, December 2, 2016 at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA. He was born July 12, 1957 in Waynesburg, a son of G. Michael Howard of Kingwood, WV and Janet Grooms Erickson of Stafford, VA. Randy was a 1975 graduate of Waynesburg Central High School. He was a musician, an accounting clerk and a computer & sound installer and...
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Raymond F. Davis

September 19, 1933 - December 2, 2016

Raymond Fredrick Davis, 83 of Bedford, OH, formerly of Jefferson, died Friday, December 2, 2016 in Stow, OH. He was born September 19, 1933 in Jefferson, a son of the late Jack and Etta Davis. Mr. Davis has lived most of his adult life working in Ohio, and worked as a machinist at Anchor Fasteners-ITW, Bedford, OH. Surviving is his ex-wife, Mary Durbin Davis of Oakwood Village, OH; a son Ricky...
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Susan R. Machesky

June 28, 1958 - November 24, 2016

Susan R. Machesky age 58 of Carmichaels died Thursday, November 24, 2016 in her home.She was born June 28, 1958, the daughter of Leonard and Wilma Smitley Havanis.Mrs. Machesky had worked as a dental hygienist for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections at SCI Greensburg.She was a lifetime resident of Carmichaels and enjoyed shopping and cooking.Surviving are and uncle, Elmer Smitley of...
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Flora Jean Kubasik

January 14, 1930 - November 24, 2016

Flora Jean Kubasik age 86 of Clarksville, died Thursday, November 24, 2016 in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home in Waynesburg.She was born January 14, 1930 in Brownsville, a daughter of the late Albert Alonzo Byers and Thresia Kime Byers Veres.She was a graduate of Jefferson High School.On February 24, 1951 she married Charles R. Kubasik. They enjoyed 51 years of marriage until he passed away on May...
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Joseph T. Redman

April 24, 1929 - November 22, 2016

Joseph T. "Tom" Redman, 87 of Clarksville, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh following a brief illness.He was born April 24, 1929 in Arnold City, Fayette County, a son of the late Elmer and Alice Zielenski Redman.Mr. Redman served in the US Army in Japan at the end of WWII.He was a retired coal miner. He worked for 35 years at Gateway Mine.Mr. Redman loved...
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Enid H. Crockard

October 28, 1924 - November 19, 2016

Enid H. Crockard age 92 of Rices Landing died Saturday, November 19, 2016 in Evergreen Assisted Living in Waynesburg.She was born October 28, 1924 in Crucible, a daughter of the late James Monroe Waters and Daisy Kaylor Waters.She was a graduate of Cumberland Township High School and Waynesburg College.On August 21, 1947 she married Charles R. Crockard who died November 25, 2006.Mrs. Crockard was...
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Frances E. Cipcic

August 28, 1928 - November 12, 2016

Frances E. Cipcic age 88 of Mather died Saturday, November 12, 2016 in her home following a lengthy illness.She was born August 28, 1928 in Mather, a daughter of the late Walter K. and Anna Mae Newell Rearick.She was a 1946 graduate of Jefferson High School.On July 4, 1953 she married John L. Cipcic, who died September 4, 1977.Mrs. Cipcic worked as a secretary in the Morgan Township Municipal...
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Gloria E. Dunseath

July 19, 1930 - November 11, 2016

Gloria E. Dunseath age 86 of Mather died Friday, November 11, 2016 in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, in Waynesburg.She was born July 19, 1930 in Jefferson, a daughter of the late Elmer and Susie Stouffer Miller.She was a 1948 graduate of Jefferson High School.On December 12, 1948 she married David D. Dunseath who died November 1, 1973.During her husband's 25 year military career, she and her...
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June Dobbins Fahrion

June 14, 1925 - November 5, 2016

June Dobbins Fahrion, 91 of Corona, CA, formerly of Clarksville, died Saturday, November 5, 2016 at home. She was born June 14, 1925 in Melcroft, a daughter of the late Joseph and Nellie Cummings Piper. June was a graduate of Jefferson High School and had owned and operated a clothing store in Brownsville at one time. She had formerly lived in Clarksville, Brownsville, Warren, OH, and King, NC....
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William Henry Adamson

October 10, 1955 - November 5, 2016

William H. Adamson, 61 of Waynesburg, died Saturday, November 5, 2016 in his home. He was born October 10, 1955 in Waynesburg, a son of Glenn E. Adamson Sr. of Waynesburg and the late Kathryn Kelley. Bill was a 1975 graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School and had worked as a welder and fabricator for R & M Manufacturing, Waynesburg. Surviving in addition to his dad are seven siblings, Glenn...
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Helen M. Brechbiel

April 13, 1920 - October 31, 2016

Helen passed away on Monday, October 31, 2016 at the age of 96. She was born April 13, 1920, in Deland, FL, to the late Roland and Gladys Hart of Penn Yan, NY. She received her RN Degree from Buffalo Children's Hospital, and then graduated from Baptist Bible Seminary in 1945. During this period, Helen set her faith in Jesus Christ and dedicated the rest of her life to serving God.She was...
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Raymond Delsignore

August 20, 1957 - October 21, 2016

Raymond DelSignore, 59 of Rices Landing, died Friday, October 21, 2016 at home. He was born August 20, 1957 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Albert T. and Rose Datillo DelSignore. Ray was a 1975 graduate of Bethel Park Sr. High School. He was an auto body repairman and worked for Lorenzato Automotive in Upper St. Clair. Ray was formerly of Upper St. Clair and had lived in Rices Landing since 2006...
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Theresa Mihealsick

September 26, 1933 - October 18, 2016

Theresa E. Mihealsick, 83 of Dunlevy, died Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born September 26, 1933 in Republic, a daughter of the late John and Kunegunda Pawelczak Gacek. Mrs. Mihealsick was a home maker and enjoying bowling. She was a member of Mary, Mother of the Church in Charleroi and also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and the Christian Mothers...
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Aldene G. Bruckner

September 18, 1927 - October 16, 2016

Aldene G. Bruckner, 89 of Jefferson, died Sunday, October 16, 2016 in Washington Hospital, Washington. She was born September 18, 1927 in Khedive, a daughter of the late Elbin and Gwendola Eaton Grooms. Mrs. Bruckner was a 1946 graduate of Jefferson High School. She had worked at one time in the former Curry Memorial Home for several years, and was a homemaker. Mrs. Bruckner was a member of St....
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Thomas J. Harvilla

June 13, 1957 - October 14, 2016

Thomas J. Harvilla, 59 of Fulton, MS died Friday, October 14, 2016 in Mississippi. He was born June 13, 1957 in Cleveland, OH, a son of Robert S. Harvilla Sr. and Neva McMinn Harvilla of Clarksville, formerly of Mather. Mr. Harvilla had attended Jefferson-Morgan High School and lived in several places around the United States. He enjoyed horse racing and playing cards. Surviving in addition to...
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Craig S. Johnson

November 29, 1965 - October 11, 2016

Craig S. Johnson age 50 of Rices Landing died Tuesday, October 11, 2016 in his home following a brief illness. He was born November 29, 1965 in Waynesburg, a son of the late Robert A. Johnson and Lena Mitchell Lemley.He was a graduate of Waynesburg Central High School.Mr. Johnson worked for many years in coal mine construction for V.W.S. Inc.For the past 14 years he resided in Rices Landing.He...
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Anna M. Hopkins

September 4, 1924 - October 11, 2016

Anna Marie Hopkins passed away peacefully in her sleep at Golden Living Nursing Home in Waynesburg on the morning of October 11th, 2017. Born Anna Marie Viscusi on September 4, 1924, she was the oldest of 4 children and the only daughter of Italian immigrants. Her childhood in New Jersey was a happy one and molded by the events that made hers, the Greatest Generation, the Great Depression,...
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David E. Marshall

May 6, 1957 - October 10, 2016

David E. Marshall, 59, of LaBelle, died Monday, October 10, 2016 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born May 6, 1957 in Waynesburg, a son of the late William Henry and Jannie Mae Lancaster Marshall. Mr. Marshall was a 1975 graduate of Brownsville Area High School. On March 31, 1976 he married Cindy Ferrari, who survives. He served in the U.S. Army Mr. Marshall was an engineer...
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Gerald Wayne Bissett

September 11, 1952 - October 1, 2016

Gerald W. Bissett, 64 of Clarksville, died Saturday, October 1, 2016 at home. He was born September 11, 1952 in Waynesburg, a son of the late Charles and Margaret Ann Moody Bissett. Mr. Bissett was a retired truck driver with KAB Trucking. He enjoyed working on cars and was a member of the Greene County Rattlers Motorcycle Club, where he was known as "Tail Gunner". On July 27, 1990 he married...
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Taileen Pierce

March 25, 1991 - September 25, 2016

Taileen Marie Pierce, 25 of Carmichaels, died Sunday, September 25, 2016 while traveling to a festival in Cecil Township. She was born March 25, 1991 in Waynesburg, a daughter of Donna Marie Presock and the late Ronald Eugene Pierce. Ms. Pierce was a homemaker, who dedicated all of her time to her little girl Aaliyah Marie Pierce and her life partner Brittney Cook of Moorefield, WV. Surviving are...
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James J. Mezan

June 22, 1946 - September 23, 2016

James J. Mezan age 70 of Farmington died unexpectedly at work of an apparent heart attack Friday, September 23, 2016.He was born June 22, 1946 in Brownsville, a son of the late John and Mary Varvar Mezan. Mr. Mezan was a retired coal miner. He had worked at several local mines and had also worked a few years for Republic Steel in Cleveland. He was employed as a groundskeeper at Duck Hollow Golf...
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Walter Simatic

April 19, 1924 - September 22, 2016

Walter "Lud" Simatic age 92 of Jefferson passed away peacefully in his sleep Thursday, September 22, 2016 in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home at Waynesburg.He was born April 19, 1924 in Cokeburg a son of the late Joseph and Mary Persic Simatic.He was a graduate of Jefferson High School and attended the University of Pittsburgh.On June 28, 1952 he married Susan Irene Devecka Simatic who survives.Mr....
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George E. Pyle

August 1, 1922 - September 18, 2016

George E. Pyle age 94 of Jefferson died Sunday, September 18, 2016 in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home.He was born August 1, 1922 on Brown's Run, in Morgan Township, a son of the late Foster and Belle Bowen Pyle.He was a 1941 graduate of Jefferson High School. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army in France and Germany.His first wife, Dorothy Nevling Pyle died on March 13, 1988...
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James F. Hawkins

April 10, 1920 - September 17, 2016

James F. Hawkins age 96 of Waynesburg passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, September 16, 2016, surrounded by his family.He was born April 14, 1920 on the family farm in Lippencott, a son of the late Ernest Leroy and Lottie Addleman Hawkins.His education began in a one-room school house known as Grimes School in Lippencott. He was a 1938 graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School. He went...
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Terry Lynn Kovach

December 14, 1973 - September 6, 2016

Terry Lynn Kovach, 42 of Jefferson, died Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. She was born December 14, 1973 in New Brighton, a daughter of James R. Lefebvre and Jeanette Wiman. Terry Lynn attended school in Steubenville, Ohio and worked in Maryland and Pennsylvania. While raising her daughter, she proudly ran several home-based catalog sales businesses. She...
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Ronald C. Whetsell

February 9, 1946 - August 28, 2016

Ronald Whetsell, 70 of Clarksville, died Sunday, August 28, 2016 in Pittsburgh. He was born February 9, 1946 in Brownsville, a son of the late Paul C. and Evelyn Christy Whetsell. Mr. Whetsell had served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and also in the US Army Reserves. He was a retired coal miner, having worked at Vest #4, #5 and Bailey Coal Mines. Mr. Whetsell was a member of...
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Stephen James Yourchik

April 4, 1956 - August 26, 2016

Stephen James Yourchik, 60, of Clarksville (Pitt Gas) passed away peacefully on Friday August 26th, 2016 at home with his loving wife and daughters by his side.He was born on April 4, 1956 in Waynesburg, a son of the late Stephen and Doris Lynn Yourchik, formerly of Clarksville (Pitt Gas).Mr. Yourchik was a retired coal miner from Emerald Mine where he worked for 33 years.He enjoyed working on...
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