Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc.

Paul M. Lesako, Funeral Director/Supervisor

Obituaries

Gallie Pecjak Yasek

     Gallie Pecjak Yasek, age 90, of Greensboro, died Sunday October 19, 2014 in her home.

     Mrs. Yasek was born May 11, 1924 in Greensboro, the daughter of the late John and Johanna Vicic Pecjak.

     On June 30, 1951, Gallie married Van Dale Yasek who died in 2010.

     Mrs. Yasek is survived by 4 children, Van Dale Yasek Jr. Greensboro, Angela Randall and husband Stephen, Vienna, Va., John Emery Yasek, Greensboro, and Joseph Anthony Yasek, Linden, Va., 2 grandchildren, Eric James Randall and Julia Gaye Randall, and 1 sister, Albina Swanciger, Aurora, Ohio.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

     Deceased in addition to her husband and parents, are 5 brothers, John, Tony, Joe, Louis, and Frank Pecjak, and 2 sisters, Eustina (Chris) Watona, and Frances Hampsten.

     Mrs. Yasek was a homemaker who lovingly cared for her family.

     She was a member of the Slovene National Benefit Society.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Wednesday October 22, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m., and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday. 

     Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg, Pa.

     Online obituary:  www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com

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Diane Rose McMasters

     Diane Rose McMasters, age 61, of Carmichaels, died October 1, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family after a 3 year struggle with pancreatic cancer.

     Mrs. McMasters was born October 29, 1952 in Waynesburg, the daughter of Alma M. (Stickles) Hixenbaugh of Carmichaels and the late George R. Hixenbaugh.  Mrs. Mc Masters’ husband, David W. McMasters is also deceased.

     Diane is survived by a daughter, Crystal Diane Andrenok (Andy), Carmichaels, 4 grandchildren, Justin and Serena Owens, and Alek and Nathan Andrenok, and 2 brothers, Dennis (Susan) and John Hixenbaugh.

     Diane was affiliated with the Rolling Meadows Church of God.  She enjoyed flower gardening.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m.  The Funeral Service will begin in the Funeral Home Chapel at 3:30 p.m. with the Reverend Charles Sowden, officiating.

     Online obituary: www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com

     Condolences: @legacy.com

Julia Ann Teagarden

     Julia Ann Teagarden, age 56, of Jefferson, died September 25, 2014 in her home.  Services are private by the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels.

Frieda A. Stajnrajh

     Frieda A. Stajnrajh, age 85, of Carmichaels died September 29, 2014 in her home.  She was the widow of Joseph J. Stajnrajh.  Services are private by the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels.

Joseph J. Sertich Jr.

     Joseph J. Sertich Jr., age 90, of Carmichaels died September 24, 2014 in Donnell House, Washington.

     Mr. Sertich was born April 22, 1924 in Nemacolin, the son of the late Joseph J. and Effie Poylan Sertich Sr.

     On June 14, 1947, Mr. Sertich married Stella Klimek Sertich who survives.  Also surviving are 2 children, Dr. Patricia Sertich (Denis O’Flynn O’Brien), Landenburg, Pa., and Richard A. Sertich (Marie Lightstone), Albuqurque, New Mexico, 5 grandchildren, Meredith Sertich (Isaac Knight), Dr. Kate O’Flynn O’Brien, Denis O’Flynn O’Brien, John J. Sertich, Angela Morabit, 1 great grandchild, a sister, Josephine McGuiness, San Antonio, Tx, a brother in-law, John Klimek who made his home with them, brother-in-law, William Klimek, sister-in-law, Betty Putila, several nieces and nephews.

     Deceased in addition to his parents are 2 sons, Joseph J. Sertich III and John J. Sertich, a sister Mary Prodan, and brother, Dr. Anthony Sertich.

     Mr. Sertich was a Veteran of World War II. He served 4 years in the U.S. Navy.

     He was a retired coal miner from the Nemacolin Mine, and a member of the UMWA.

     He loved his horses, llamas, and his beloved dog, Ada.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako, Funeral Director/Supervisor on Friday from 2 to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.  A Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, Rices Landing with the Reverend John Bauer, Celebrant.

     Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park Mausoleum with Full Military Rites accorded by American Legion Post 400 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491.

     A  Parish Wake Service will be held Friday at 6:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home.

     Online obituary: www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com

     Condolences: @legacy.com

Sarah Leona Redman Burrie (Sally)

     Sarah Leona Redman Burrie (Sally), age 85, of Carmichaels died September 22, 2014 in her home after an illness of 3 months.

     Mrs. Burrie was born September 3, 1929 in Perryopolis, the daughter of the late Warren and Eva Simpson Redman.

     Mrs. Burrie is survived by her husband of 64 years, William (Bill) Burrie, 8 children, Connie Kaczmark Teagarden, Newark, Ohio., James (Jobey) Kaczmark (Donna), Clarksville, Brenda Burrie Corcoran (Dan), Phoenix, Az., Robert Burrie, Mather, Clyde Thomas Burrie (Missy), Carmichaels, Alicia Burrie(Callipari), Ontario, Canada, Harry Burrie, Carmichaels,  Brad Burrie, Newark, Ohio, 20 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren.

     Deceased in addition to her parents are 2 sons, William Jr. and Warren Burrie, a son-in-law, Clifford Teagarden, and six brothers.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako, Funeral Director/Supervisor on Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m., Friday from 10 to 11 a.m.  The Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Robert Whoolery, officiating. 

     Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park.

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Julia Watona

     Julia Watona, age 99, of Carmichaels died Septemb

er 2014 in Uniontown.

     Julia was born September 25, 1914 in Ronco, the daughter of the late George and Anna Kostura Watona.

     Upon graduating from Cumberland Twp. High School in 1932, Julia moved to New York City and worked at the Book of the Month Club and with NBC at Rockefeller Center.  She enjoyed the energy of the city, which matched her own energy for life.  Julia delighted in the adventure of world travel and meeting people.

     After retirement, Julia returned to Carmichaels where she loved tending to her flower garden and spending time with family and friends.

     She was a favorite Aunt and will be sadly missed by her nephew, Paul Lagojda, nieces, Patricia Shawen (Frederick), Marlene Smoody (George), Pauline Watona, and Frances Watona, grandniece, Tonya Hicks, and grandnephews, Joseph and Jonathan Smoody, Dr. Michael Zalar and his children, Kaitlin, Andrew, and Jackson.

     Deceased in addition to her parents are 2 brothers, Mike and George Watona, 3 sisters, Mary Lagojda, Anna and Sophie Watona, 3 nephews, George Lagojda who died in infancy, Charles Lagojda, and George W. Watona, and a niece Shirley Zalar.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Friday September 26, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 to 11a.m. followed by a Committal Service at St. Mary’s Nativity Orthodox Cemetery in Masontown.

     Online obituary: www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com

     Condolences: @legacy.com

Eli N. Bodovinac (UNC)

     Eli N. Bodovinac (UNC), age 73, of Rockville, Maryland, died on Tuesday September 16, 2014.

     Mr. Bodovinac was born in the family home in Nemacolin, the third and youngest child of the late Pete and Mary Rohol Bodovinac.

     Mr. Bodovinac graduated from Cumberland Twp. High School in Carmichaels, and joined the United States Army.  He moved to the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area in the early 1960s and began his career as a cartographer with the Army Mapping Service, retiring in 1996.

     Eli was a devoted son and brother.  He was gregarious, and had a great sense of humor. He would give you the shirt off his back.  UNC enjoyed visiting with neighbors on the front porch and crusing and caring for his vintage Cadillac convertible.

     Mr. Bodovinac is survived by a sister Evelyn Bodovinac Traversone, 3 nieces, Louise Traversone, Jacqueline Perkins Zaborowski (Frank), Joyce Perkins Palfrey (Mike), and a nephew James Perkins Jr. (Joyce).

     UNC is also survived by seven grand nieces, three grand nephews, three great-grand nieces, and three great grand nephews.

     A sister, Anna Margaret Bodovinac Perkins is deceased.

     Friends will be received on Tuesday September 23, 2014 in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor from 10 to 11 a.m.  A Prayer Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend John Bauer officiating.

     Interment with Full Military Rites will be accorded by the Carmichaels American Legion Post 400, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491 at Greene Co. Memorial Park, Waynesburg, Pa.

     Online obituary: www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com

    Condolences: @legacy.com


Severn Yakubac

     Severn Yakubac, age 92, of Greensboro died September 7, 2014 in Canonsburg.

     Mr. Yakubac was born April 2, 1922 in Mamouth, Pa., the son of the late Severn and Mary Viskovic Yakubac Sr.  His wife Mildred Yakubac is also deceased.

     Mr. Yakubac served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He became a Prisoner of War during the Battle of the Bulge.  He was awarded 3 Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct, and Victory Medal for his service.

     He retired from the Ford Motor Co., Cleveland.

     Mr. Yakubac was a member of the Carmichaels Congregation of Jehovahs’ Witnesses.

     Mr. Yakubac is survived by a daughter, Sheila Kurila (Stephen), granddaughter, Lisa Mc Birney (Doug), both of Cleveland, a sister, Bertha Grenda, a nephew, David Grenda (Cheryl), and great niece, Kristen, all of Pittsburgh.

     A Memorial Service will be held at the Carmichaels Kingdom Hall on Saturday, September, 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

     The Paul Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor is in charge of the arrangements.

     Online obituary: www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com

     Condolences: @legacy.com

George W. Rusnock,

     George W. Rusnock, age 71, of Uniontown, and formerly Republic, passed away Wednesday September 10, 2014 in the Rest Haven Care Home, Uniontown.

     Mr. Rusnock was born January 12, 1943 in Brownsville, the son of the late Michael and Irma Rusnock.

     Mr. Rusnock is survived by his stepmother, Mary Rusnock, of Jefferson.

     A Service will be held in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Jerome Botsko, officiating.

     Interment will follow in St. Nicholas’ Cemetery, Brownsville.

     Mrs. Rusnock would like to thank the Rest Haven Care Home Staff for their many years of devoted care to George.


Judith Ann Kaczmarczyk

     Judith Ann Kaczmarzczyk, 70, of Carmichaels passed away peacefully on September 8, 2014 in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgntown, W.V.

     Mrs. Kaczmarczyk was born on August 29, 1944 in Newark, Ohio to the late Delbert and Ilene Jurden.

     Judith was a 1965 graduate of the Saint Francis School of Nursing, Columbus, Ohio. She worked as a Nursing Supervisor for 20 years until her retirement in 2005 from Monongalia General Hospital.

     Judith is survived by her loving husband, Edward.  They would have celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in January 2015.

     Judith is also survived by a son, Eric Kaczmarczyk, Crucible, and a daughter, Shara Wolfe and fiancé Bill Dorsey, Rices Landing.  She was blessed with 7 grandchildren, Erica D. Kaczmarczyk and fiancé Anthony Nakutis, Sgt. Joshua A. Wolfe, Michael J. Wolfe, Jenna N. Wolfe, Hannah M. Kaczmarczyk, Noah J. Kaczmarczyk and Katelyn E. Wolfe, 2 great grandchildren, Neveah E. Nakutis, and Nathan E. Nakutis, two sisters, Denise Johnson (John), Maryland and Debra Pestock (Paul), Kansas and a brother, John Paul Jurden (Diedra), Virginia.

     A Private Service and Visitation will be held September 13, 2014 in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avneue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor.

     Online obituary: www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com

     Condolences: @legacy.com


Mary Elizabeth Taylor Stoy

                  Formerly of Carmichaels

Mary Elizabeth Taylor Stoy of Waynesburg, PA passed away peacefully Sept. 6, 2014 surrounded by her children. She was a devoted Mother to daughter Valerie and her husband John Cole of Waynesburg, PA., son Dr. Walt Stoy and his wife Becky of Gibsonia, PA. and daughter Paula and her husband Michael Fontanazza of Scottdale, PA.

Known fondly as "Boonie" she will be greatly missed by her Grandchildren Jason (Debbie) Stoy, Colin Kurincak, Philip (Kellie) Cole, Joseph (Carley) Stoy, Mary (Brian) Reed, Jacob Stoy, Dominic and Lexie Fontanazza. Great Grandchildren Garrett and Alex Stoy, Nicholas and MacKenzie Kurincak, Landon and Lucas Reed. Also surviving are Daughter-in-law JoLynn Stoy of Grantville, Pa., Sister-in-law Trudy Taylor of Collierville, TN. and her friend of 62 years Lena Davis of Carmichaels, PA.

Mary was born Sept. 2, 1928 in Morgantown, WV. Her parents Paul M. and Celia (Protzman) Taylor along with her brother Paul M. Taylor Jr. precede her in death. Mary moved to Carmichaels, PA in 1945 where she became a lifelong resident. She met and married her beloved husband Earl "Corkey" Riley Stoy who passed away in 1993. Also preceding Mary in death was her step-son Charles Riley Stoy.

A memorial service for family and friends is being held at Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Thursday September 11 at 7:00 p.m.

  In lieu of flowers, it is Mary's request that you take your family out and celebrate her life.

Online obituary: www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com

Condolences @legacy.com

Anthony E. Chambers

     Anthony E. Chambers, age 93, of Carmichaels died Thursday August 28, 2014 at the home of his son, Barry and daughter-in- law Stephanie.

     Mr. Chambers was born January 20, 1921 in Sunshine, Fayette Co., the son of the late Dominic and Josephine Chambers.

     Mr. Chambers served his country in World War II in the South Pacific as an Army Combat Engineer.

     He was employed by the Colony Lumber Co., of Painesville, Ohio until his retirement.

     Mr. Chambers was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 3491, Carmichaels.  In his final years, he enjoyed watching the traffic on Route 88, and all the birds and critters that came to the feeders on Barry’s and Stephanie’s hill top home.

     Mr. Chambers is survived by 4 sons, Eugene Chambers, Richeyville, Barry Chambers (Stephanie), Carmichaels, Ronald Chambers (Marianne), Ambridge, and Jaime Chambers (Lisa), Crucible, and 2 daughters, Darlene Hathaway, Pitt Gas, and Marlene Reed (David), Carmichaels.  Nine grandchildren survive, Dominic, Megan, Floretta, Anthony and Jaime Chambers, Jack and David Hathaway, and Heather and Justin Anderson, several great grandchildren, and a sister, Agnes Vasillo.

     A son Anthony, brother John, and a sister Angeline Hoon are deceased.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Monday September 1, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, in the Funeral Home Chapel followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Hugh Church, Carmichaels with the Reverend John M. Bauer, Celebrant.

     Full Military Rites will be accorded  by American Legion Post 400 and Veterans of Foreign War, Post 3491 at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Crucible.

     A Parish Wake Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 7:00 p.m. Monday.

     Online obituary: www. lesakofuneralhomeinc.com

     Online condolences: legacy.com

Ann I. Bregan

     Ann I. Bregan, age 90, of Carmichaels passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday August 26, in Washington Hospital.

     Mrs. Bregan was born May 12, 1924 in Gates, Fayette Co., a daughter of the late Frank and Anna Semonich Yursich.

     On March 31, 1952, Ann married Joseph F. Bregan who passed away on July 5, 1990.

     Mrs. Bregan resided in Carmichaels for the 49 years following Joe’s retirement from the U.S. Army.

     She was a Roman Catholic by Faith.

     Surviving are a daughter Regina Huseman and husband, George, and 2 sons, Joseph Bregan and wife Kathy and Michael Bregan with whom she made her home.  She is also survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

     Honoring her requet, Mrs. Bregan will be cremated.  There will be no visitation.

     A Blessing Service will be held at Laurel Point Cemetery at a later date with the Reverend John M. Bauer, officiating.

     The Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels, Pa., Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor is in charge of the arrangements.

     Online obituary:  www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com

     Online condolences may be sent to legacy.com

Everett S. Jackman

     Everett S. Jackman, age 71, of Jefferson died August 21, 2014 in the Greenery Rehabilitation Center, Canonsburg.

     Mr. Jackman was born February 15, 1943 in Khedive, the son of the late William Silas and Gladys Haught Jackman.

     Mr. Jackman was a self-employed painter.

     A sister, Gladys Jackman is deceased.

     Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels, Pa.

     Online obituary: www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com

     Condolences at: legacy.com

Shaun McKahan

     Shaun McKahan, age 33, of Dilliner died Tuesday August 12, 2014 in his home following a long illness.

     Mr. McKahan was born October 3, 1981 in Morgantown, W.V., the son of the late Donald McKahan and Donna (Dee) Gump McKahan who survives.

     He worked as a coal miner for Garrett Mining Repair Co.

     Mr. McKahan was a member of the Polish Club, Bobtown, and the American Legion, Point Marion.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, skeet shooting, and riding motorcycles.

     In addition to his mother, he is survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins who loved him.

     A brother, Martin McKahan is deceased.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home, Inc. 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako, Funeral Director/Supervisor on Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9p.m., on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m..  The Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 with Pastor Ed Hanley, officiating.

     Interment will follow in Garards Fort cemetery.

Reverend Kenneth D. Summers

     Reverend Kenneth D. Summers, age 65, of Carmichaels, Pa. died August 11, 2014 in his home. He was the long time Pastor of First Baptist Church., Carmichaels, Pa.

     Reverend Summers began as Associate Pastor in 1998 and became Senior Pastor in 2000 when he retired from Emerald Mine in Waynesburg.  He had been Pastor of several churches in the Midwest and worked at several mines.  He was a member of Local 2258 UMWA.

     Reverend Summers is survived by his wife Cindy and son, Seth as well as his family in Arkansas: Mary Carr, Millie and Don Fleeman, Joan Maddox, widow of James Maddox, Ed and Deb Maddox, and Dottie McAllister, widow of Mike McAllister.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako, Funeral Director/Supervisor on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Funeral Home.  A Visitation will be held Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, Carmichaels.  The Funeral Service will begin at 2:00 conducted by the Ordained Authority of the Church.

     Interment will be in East Fork Baptist Cemetery at a later date.

Dorothy Marie Snyder

     Dorothy Marie Snyder, age 75, of Waynesburg died July 16, 2014 in Southwest Regional Medical Center, Waynesburg.

     Mrs. Snyder was born March 26, 1939 in North Bethlehem Twp. Washington Co., the daughter of the late Andy and Dorothy Wolfe Skavinsky.

     Mrs. Snyder is survived by 5 sons: Joey Lee Skavinsky, Washington State, Ronald Lee Snyder, Donald Lee Snyder, John Edwin Snyder, all of Waynesburg, Glenn Arthur Snyder Jr., Carmichaels, 16 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 3 brothers: Donald Skavinsky (her twin), Joey Skavinsky, Robert Skavinsky, 1 sister, Carolyn McCord.

     Deceased are her husband, Glenn Snyder Sr., a son, Alan Dale Snyder, 2 sisters, Diane ONeal and Blanche Field, and a brother, Andrew Skavinsky.

     Dorothy was an avid bingo player, and will be missed by all who loved her.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.  The Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend John Rich Dorean, officiating.

     Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Mt. Morris.

     Online obituary: www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com/condolences on legacy.com

John Edward Thomas

     John Edward Thomas, age 55, of Waynesburg died July 14, 2014 in his home.

     Mr. Thomas was born March 15, 1959 in Waynesburg, the son of the late John W. Durbin and Margaret Hixenbaugh Thomas.

     Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife Cynthia Virgili Thomas whom he married June 25, 1987. 

     Also surviving are 2 children, Jessica and Nicole Thomas, both at home, a sister, Patty Bane (Art), Rices Landing, Donna McCune (Bobby), Carmichaels, and Judy Tate (David Young), Aleppo.

     A son, John E. Thomas Jr., and brother, David Thomas, are deceased.

     Mr. Thomas was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, Ruff Creek.

      He enjoyed hunting, fishing, wrestling, and repairing cars in his spare time.

     Mr. Thomas requested that all services are private.  The Lesako Funeral Home Inc.,204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels,  Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor is in charge of arrangements.

     Online obituary: www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com/condolencesl egacy.com

Larry J. Stull

     Larry J. Stull, age 88, of Carmichaels died July 11, 2014.

     Mr. Stull was born January 9, 1926 in Clarksville, the son of the late Clyde and Margaret Stull.

     His wife Frances Kasinec Stull is deceased.

     Mr. Stull is survived by a son, Robert Blouse, Eighty Four, 3 grandchildren, Erica, Nathan, and Teague, a sister-in-law, Ruth Johns, Carmichaels, and nephew, Randy Johns.

     Larry was a retired mining engineer from Fletcher Corp of W.V.

     He was a member of the Carmichaels Congregation of Jehovahs’ Witnesses.

     He enjoyed Nascar, and he learned and loved to play the organ in his later years.

     A Memorial Service will be held July 19, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Kingdom Hall, Carmichaels.

     Lesako Funeral Home Inc., (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth Marie Varesko

     Ruth Marie Varesko, age 82, of Crucible, died July 6, 2014 at Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg.

     Ms. Varesko was born March 6, 1932 in Crucible, the daughter of the late Paul and Lucille Wojtowicz Varesko.

     Ruth worked as a caregiver for her family.

     Ms. Varesko was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Crucible.

     Surviving are a sister Dorothy Hanko, Crucible, 4 nieces, Cynthia Hanko Giler (Mark) Pasedena, Md., Victoria Hanko (Bill Dagan), Chester Springs, Pa., Christine Hanko Hayhurst (John), Waynesburg, Pamela Stephens (Kevin), Spraggs, a nephew, Randy Hathaway (Pam) Ohio, a brother-in-law, Donald Hathaway, Bolivar, Ohio, a great nephew, 3 great nieces, and 4 great great nieces, and her parakeet, Pootsie.

     Deceased are a brother, Paul Varesko, sister, Virginia V. Hathaway, and a nephew, Donald Hathaway.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Sunday July 13, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday when a Prayer Service will be conducted by the Reverend John M. Bauer.

     Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Crucible, Pa.

Michael E. Holonich

     Michael E. Holonich, age 90, of Carmichaels died July 6, 2014 in Southwest Regional Medical Center, Waynesburg.

     Mr. Holonich was born December 21, 1923 in Edenborn, the son of the late John and Anna Bolas Holonich.

     On October 2, 1948, Mr. Holonich married Mary K. Pevarnik Holonich who survives.  Also surviving are a daughter, Karen E. Holonich, Carmichaels, and a daughter-in-law, Rose Marie Holonich, Rockport, Indiana, a sister, Anna Marie Stunja, Edenborn, 2 grandchildren, Alisha Shull (Joseph), Theresa A. Lawson (Tony), 1 great grandson, Zayn Shull, 1 godchild, Charlene Smith McCaw and many nieces and nephews.

     A son, Thomas Holonich, 4 brothers, Andrew, John, George, and Joseph, and a sister, Margaret Kingora are deceased.

     Mr. Holonich served his country in World War II in the U.S. Navy on the U.S. Midway.

     He worked as a coal miner at Robena Mine for 44 years.

     Mr. Holonich was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Masontown, and the UMWA. He was also a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Carmichaels.

     He attended St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church, Carmichaels where he served as an usher and belonged to the Holy Name Society.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m., and until 9:30 Thursday when a Prayer Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Hugh Church at 10:00 with the Reverend John M. Bauer, Celebrant.

     Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg with Full Military Rites accorded by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Masontown.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Charity of your choice in memory of Mr. Holonich.

Ralph Eugene Davis Sr.

     Ralph Eugene Davis Sr., age 78, of Crucible, died June 22, 2014 at his home.

     Mr. Davis was born March 21, 1936 in Dawson, Pa., the son of the late Isaac and Sarah Bates Davis.

     On August 22, 1972, Mr. Davis married Sandra Hersher who survives. 

     Also surviving are 7 children, John Walter Davis (Teresa), Jerry Wayne Davis, Joseph Lee Davis, Susan Marie Davis, Judith Davis, Edward Allen Davis (Christine) and Sarah Catherine Davis, 3 stepchildren, Dora Mae Black, James Edward Black, and Joseph Robert Black (Nancy), 23 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren, and a sister, Helen Jusko.

     Mr. Davis’ first wife, Rosella Shaffer, 2 sons, Ralph Davis Jr. and James Ray Davis, and a daughter, Lisa Jean Davis are deceased.

     Mr. Davis served 4 years in the U.S. Navy, and retired after 36 years from Dilworth Mine.  He was a member of U.M.W. A. Local 1980.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320, (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor, on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m.  The Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Beverly Sowden, officiating.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lesako Funeral Home.

     Full Military Rites will be accorded by the Carmichaels American Legion Post 400 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491 at the Funeral Home.

     Online obituary: www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com and online condolences at legacy.com

 

William Burns Wise

     William Burns Wise, age 70, of Carmichaels died Sunday May 25, 2014 in his home.

     Mr. Wise was born August 28, 1943 in Greensboro, Pa., the son of the late Burns Wesley and Goldie Thelma Morris Wise.

     On December 10, 1963, he married Janette Williams Wise who survives.

     Mr. Wise served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 9 years, and also was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Greene County until his retirement with 35 years.

     Mr. Wise is survived by 6 children: Billie Jo Belkin (Richard), Bridgeville, Lisa Anne Farabee (Michael), Waynesburg, Belinda Lynn Yoder (Michael), Garards Fort, Wesley Burns Wise (Tamela), Carmichaels, Duane Joseph Wise (Dayna Rhea), Juniata, Sherry Loueva Wise Wright, Carmichaels, one sister, Ruby Wise, Greensboro, one brother, David L. Wise (Karen), Greensboro., many grandchildren , great grandchildren , nieces and nephews also survive.

     A daughter, Candy Loueva Wise is deceased.

     Mr. Wise was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491, the American Legion Post 400, and the North American Hunting Club.

     Gardening, hunting, and fishing were his favorite pastimes.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m.  The Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Harold O. Kelley, officiating.

     Interment will follow in Garards Fort Cemetery.

     Full Military Rites will be accorded by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491 and the American Legion Post 400.

Dennis “Denny” Michael Balogh, Sr.

     Dennis “Denny” Michael Balogh, Sr., 68 of Nemacolin, Pa., passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on May 23, 2014 in his home.

     Denny was born on August 22, 1945 in Nemacolin, the son of the late George and Mary Frances Artley Balogh.

     On July 29, 1972, he married the love of his life, Mary Lou Dickey Balogh, who survives.

     He was the loving father of Melissa Balogh, Melanie (Olin) Trauth, Dennis Balogh, Jr. (Lyndsay) and Jeffrey Balogh.

     Surviving are his two sisters, Sandra Yackmack Sutton of Kittanning, Pa. and Georgiann (Jack) Klein of Punta Gorda, Fl. Brothers-in-laws, James Dickey, Joey Dickey and David (Susan) Dickey, all of Carmichaels, Pa. and sister-in-law, Suzanna (Rick) Gency of Chesapeake, Va., as well as several nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard “Dick” Balogh.

     Denny graduated from Carmichaels Area High School in 1963.  After graduating, he joined the U.S. Navy where he served on the U.S.S. Wright during the Vietnam conflict.

     Denny worked at Nemacolin mine for 17 years until its final closing day in 1986.  For the past 25 years, he has been employed by the State of Pennsylvania.  He first worked at Western Center in Canonsburg until it closed.  He then transferred to his current position at S.C.I. Greene.

     Denny was a kind and compassionate man that lived each day for his wife and family.  He will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m.  The Funeral Service will begin in the Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m.

     Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels, Pa. Full Military Rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 400 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491 and the U.S. Navy.

Helen Wells Fabery

     Helen Wells Fabery, age 91, of Waynesburg, formerly of Carrmichaels, died May 17, 2014 in the Respicenter, Waynesburg.  Mrs. Fabery had resided with her daughter Sandra Tharp for several years prior to moving to the Respicenter.

     Mrs. Fabery was born April 18, 1923 in Holbrook, the daughter of the late James and Hazel Kerns.

     Mrs. Fabery worked as a waitress for various restaurants in the Waynesburg area, and retired from the Berkowitz Clothing Factory in Waynesburg.

     She was active in the Carmichaels  community, and was awarded a certificate for her volunteerism in 2006 from President George W. Bush.  Mrs. Fabery was a member of the Carmichaels Senior Citizens From 1983 to 2011 where she registered members and served on several committees.

     Mrs. Fabery is survived by a daughter, Sandra K. Tharp, Waynesburg and son, Charles R. Carpenter and wife Anne, Woodbine,Md., stepdaughters, Patricia Sue Phillips, Amherst, Ohio, Dorothy Louise Bedillion and Helen Jean Ross, both of Waynesburg, Carolyn Jane Knotts, Cindy Cooney, Marilyn DeMott, all of New Jersey, several grandchildren, step grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

     Deceased are her husbands: Frank A. Carpenter, Robert A. (Cud) Wells, and Robert Fabery, a brother, William Nelson Kerns, 2 stepsons, John A. Wells, and Donald Fabery, and a great grandson, Joshua Carpenter.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday when a Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral  Home Chapel at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Cathy Carpenter, officiating.

     Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels.

Thelma Donley Callaghan

     Thelma Donley Callaghan, age 96, of Carrmichaels, died May 11, 2014 in Pittsburgh.

Mrs. Callaghan was born August 12, 1917, in Davistown, daughter of Charles I. and Gala Rich Donley. She was the sixth generation of her family in Greene County, a direct descendant of pioneer Reverend John Corbly, on her maternal side, and Jamie Donley who settled in the county in the early 19th century. She spent a major portion of her life in Carmichaels.

     A 1935 graduate of Cumberland Township High School, she was the editor of the first issue of the school newspaper, “The Mike”.

     In 1937 she married William J. Callaghan, who died February 5, 1977.

     During World War II she worked in the Carmichaels Post Office and was a plane spotter for the Civil Defense.

     Mrs. Callaghan was a reporter for the Observer-Reporter out of the Waynesburg office for 35 years.  She covered all activities in the area.

     A four month celebration of the Carmichaels Bicentennial in 1967 was publicized by her. She was a charter member and director of the Greene Academy of Art, and served as publicity chairman during the restoration of the historic Greene Academy.

     She was publicity director of the King Coal Association and the Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal Show for more than 50 years, and received service awards in 1974, 1983 and 2003.

     Other community involvements included member of the board of trustees of Flenniken Public Library for more than 25 years; member and secretary of the Greene Academy Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; publicity chairman for the Carmichaels Area Chamber of Commerce, receiving it’s Recognition Award in 1979.

     She was vice president of the Reverend John Corbly Descendants Association for several terms; in 1981 she received the Outstanding Women’s Service Award from the Junior Women’s Club of Carmichaels Area; was a member of the Cumberland Post 400 of the American Legion Auxiliary; and a member of the Carmichaels First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Archinaco of Savannah, GA; Thelma Lee Ferris of San Diego, CA; five grandchildren, Laurette Mumper and husband John of Pittsburgh; Kristin Buccino and fiancé Leon Miller of Cranberry Twp.; Karen Parks and husband Fred of Monkton, MD; Richard Ferris of Baoding, China; Michael Ferris and fiancé Rachel Kohl of Las Vegas, NV.

Also, three great grandchildren, Samantha and Matthew Buccino and Grant Mumper.

     She was preceded in death by brothers, Harold M. Donley Sr., of East Berlin, PA and Glenn V. Donley of Ogden, Utah.

Visitation will be on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA. (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor.  A service will be held Wednesday at 10 am. In the Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Reagan Fike, officiating.

     Interment will follow in Garards Fort Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cumberland Township Food Bank or the Flenniken Public Library.

Online obituary: www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com/ personal condolences may be sent to www.legacy.com.   

Frances Doman

Frances Doman, 83, of Rices Landing (Serbiantown) passed peacefully with her family surrounding her on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in The Donnell House in Washington, Pennsylvania.

She was born November 14, 1930 in Westmoreland County, a daughter of Nick and Mary Smalich.

Mrs. Doman was a lifetime resident of Serbiantown, where she was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church.

She was a homemaker, housewife, avid baker, as well as a deli worker/baker at Giant Eagle/Davis’s for several years.

Cooking and baking brought joy in her life, as did spending time with her family.  She  enjoyed  crocheting and yelling at the television while watching the Steelers and Pirates play their games each season.  She also loved watching her game shows on GSN. 

Frances had a heart of gold and a spirit of persistence that fought to the very end and will continue to be in the hearts of those that she loved forevermore.

On June 25, 1949, she married Thomas “Doggie” R. Doman, who is now holding her in heaven.

Also celebrating with her in heaven are her mother and father, Nick and Mary Smalich, her sister Barb Matras, her brother Frank Smalich, and her baby brother Michael Smalich.  She was also welcomed by her daughter Philomena Dow, her son-in-law Larry Dow, and her daughter Mary.  Dancing with her in heaven is her granddaughter, Nina Doman, and scoring touchdowns with her, is her grandson Rocky Doman.

Surviving are her children Thomas “Doggie” Doman and wife Patty, Frank Doman and wife Mary John, and Kimberly Doman; two sisters; Mickey Farkas and her husband Tom Farkas; Mary Ann Hardy and her husband Joe Hardy. Surviving grandchildren include James Dow, Thomas “Bobby” Doman III, Aimee Dow, Zachary Doman, Tyler Doman, and Zane Doman.  She has many great-grand children, nieces, and nephews.

 

           Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels,  Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor/Owner on Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m.  A Prayer Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Crucible with the Reverend John Bauer, Celebrant.

       Parish Wake Service at 6:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel.

Mary S. Prodan

     Mary S. Prodan, age 93, Carmichaels died April 21, 2014 in her home.

     Mrs. Prodan was born July 27, 1920 in Nemacolin, the daughter of the late Joseph and Effie Palen Sertich.

     In May 1948, Mary married Alex W. Prodan who died August 18, 2005.

     Mrs. Prodan is survived by 3 children, Eve M. Smitley (Scott Kramer), Lex V. Prodan (Denise), Donald C. Prodan (Brenda), all of Carmichaels, 5 grandchildren: Tricia Pratt, Rachelle Katruska, Shaun Smitley, Travis A. and Grant A. Prodan, 3 great grandchildren: Mason Pratt, Jillian and Jacob Katruska, 2 step-grandchildren: Jonathan and Joshua Sloan.

     A brother, Joseph Sertich Jr. (Stella) Carmichaels, a sister, Josephine McGuiness, San Antonio, a sister-in-law, Jeanie Sertich, San Antonio. Many nieces and nephews survive.

     Deceased in addition to her parents and husband are a brother, Dr. Anthony P. Sertich, and 2 nephews, Joey and John J. Sertich.

     Mrs. Prodan worked in the family business, the Sertich General Store, in her youth.  The store was a gathering place during World War II for families trying to find out about their sons and daughters serving in the war and in war production.  The store was one of the few places in the area at the time that had a telephone.

     Mrs. Prodan was a member of St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church, Carmichaels, the Altar-Rosary Society, the Choir, and Senior Citizens Group.

     She was proud of her Croatian heritage.  She and Alex loved to polka dance.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home, Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320, (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor/Owner on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to8 p.m., and Friday from 9 to 10:00 a.m.  A Prayer Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 with the Reverend John Bauer, Celebrant.

     Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg.

     A Parish Wake Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday in the Funeral Home.

Cynthia Ann Russell

     Cynthia Ann Russell, age 64, of Carmichaels died April 17, 2014.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels.

Mike F. Yankura

     Mike F. Yankura, age 87, of Jefferson died April 5, 2014 in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg.

     Mr. Yankura was born March 30, 1927 in Masontown, the son of   the late John and Dora Sopko Yankura.

     On December 5, 1958, Mr. Yankura married Mary Frances Holbert Yankura who survives.  Also surviving are 6 sons, John Kramer Yankura, Rices Landing, Mike Jr. and wife Robin, Steve, Mark, Carl, and Joe Yankura, all of Jefferson, 4 grandchildren, Carol Jean Howard, Michele, Heather, and C.J. Yankura, and 4 great grandchildren.

     A sister, Edith Gonko and a twin brother, James are deceased.

     Mr. Yankura served his country in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947.  He worked as a coal miner at Mather Mine for 18 years, a nurses aide at Western Center for 16 years, and retired as a custodian at the Youth Development Center, Waynesburg.

     Mr. Yankura was a Roman Catholic, and attended St. Marcellus Church, Jefferson.

     He was a member of the American Legion Post 954, Jefferson.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor/Owner on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  and Tuesday from 12 to 1:00 p.m.  A   Blessing Service will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Francis Fraser, officiating.

     Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg.

     Full Military Rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 954.

Marge G. Antonelli

     Marge G. Antonelli, age 89, of Carmichaels went to be with her heavenly Father on Monday March 31, 2014 in Washington Hospital.

     Mrs. Antonelli was born February 26, 1925 in Sandy Run, the daughter of the late George and Ethel Medve Komlo.

     On September 28, 1946, Marge married Nick J. Antonelli.

     Mrs. Antonelli worked as a seamtress at Greenway Manufacturing Co. of Waynesburg for 25 years.

    She was a member of St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church, Carmichaels.

     Mrs. Antonelli is survived by 5 children, Nick Antonelli and wife Susan, Annapolis, Md., Susan Angelini and husband Jim , Washington, Donna Marie Antonelli and husband Sam, Washington, John Antonelli  and wife LouAnn, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Michael Paul Antonelli, Carmichaels, 9 grandchildren, Christopher, John, Pete, Nico and Nicholas Antonelli, Nicole Draper, and Jimmy, Justin, Christie Angelini and 5 great grandchildren.

     Deceased in addition to her parents and husband are a son, Gerard B. Antonelli, 3 sisters,  Sister Gaudentia, a Catholic Nun,  Emily Komlossy, and Anne Polosky, and brother, Joseph Komlo.

     The greatest joy of her life was her family and helping others  She  loved to dance.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-8602), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor/Owner on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday from 9 to 9:30 a.m.  A Prayer Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 9:30 a.m. , followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church with the Reverend John Bauer, Celebrant.

     Entombment in Greene Co. Memorial Park Mausoleum.

     Parish Wake Service at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Charles Glenn Smith

     Charles Glenn Smith, age 51, of Nemacolin, formerly Jefferson died March 28, 2014. 

     Mr. Smith was born April 14, 1962 in Waynesburg, the son of the late Edward and Rosalie White Smith.

     Mr. Smith was a self-employed painter.

     He is survived by 3 sisters, Priscilla Smith, Nemacolin, Susan Smith, and Brenda Delacruz (Juan), both of Jefferson, and 2 brothers, William Smith, Clarksville, and Roger Smith, Waynesburg, 8 nieces and 8 nephews also survive. 

     A brother, James Smith is deceased.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320, (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor/Owner on Tuesday April 1, 2014 from 2 to 3 p.m.  The Memorial Service will begin at 3:00 p.m.  in the Funeral Home Chapel.

Gerald E. (Shorty) Minor Sr.

          Gerald E. (Shorty) Minor Sr., age 68, of Carmichaels died March 22, 2014 in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg  after a long illness.

     Mr. Minor was born May 20, 1945 in Ronco, Fayette Co., the son of the late George L. and Thelma Bennett Minor Sr.

     Mr. Minor is survived by 3 sons:  Gerald E. Minor Jr. and wife Jennifer, Morgantown, WV, James C. Minor and wife Leah, Carmichaels, Charles E. Minor and wife Heather, Carmichaels, 5 grandchildren: Logan James Minor, Joseph Minor, Alivia Minor, Anthonie Minor, Ashleigh Minor, and Addison Minor (Pappy’s Baby), one sister: Mary Agnes Wilson, Pt. Marion, 3 brothers: John and Thomas Minor, both of Detroit, and Joseph Minor, Maryland.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

     A brother George L. Minor Jr. is deceased.

     “Shorty” worked in Detroit Michigan in his youth.  He returned to Greene County and worked for Cumberland Twp. and Carmichaels Boro repairing roads until he was no longer able.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor/Owner on Tuesday March 25, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m.  The service will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel.

     Interment will follow in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown.

Samuel Roy Reese

     Samuel Roy Reese, age 65, of Rices Landing died March 11, 2014 in Southwest Regional Medical Center, Waynesburg.

     Mr. Reese was born October 22, 1948 in Isabelle, Fayette Co. to the late Woodrow and Edith Wilson Reese.

     He was a graduate of Brownsville High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy for 2 years, followd by 18 years service in the U.S. Army Reserves.  Mr. Reese volunteered for Operation Desert Storm, and survived a scud missile attack on his Unit, the 475th Quarter Master Crop., Greensburg.

     Mr. Reese worked as a coal miner at National Mine, Isabelle, and retired from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers at the Charleroi lock and dam.

     He was a member of the American Legion Post 330, Waynesburg. 

     He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

     Mr. Reese is survived by his wife Carol Zappone Reese whom he married October 30, 1977,  3 children, Sherri Davis (Earl), Crucible, Pa., Gina Reese and Samuel Reese Jr. both of Rices Landing, 3 grandchildren, Joshua Reese, Sydni Davis, Tyler Reese, 2 sisters, Judy Harmon (John), Baltimore, Md., Terry Reese, Rices Landing.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako, Funeral Director/Supervisor/Owner on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.  The Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Frank Vucic, officiating.

     Full Military Rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 330, Waynesburg, and by the U.S. Army at Hewitt Cemetery, Rices Landing.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home.


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