Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc.

Paul M. Lesako, Funeral Director/Supervisor

Obituaries

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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