Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc.

Paul M. Lesako, Funeral Director/Supervisor

Obituaries

David Matthew Whipkey

     David Matthew Whipkey (Chunk), age 42, of Nemacolin died December 11, 2014 from injuries sustained in an auto accident on Route 21, near Waynesburg.

     Mr. Whipkey was born October 7, 1972 n Waynesburg, the son of Darlene Branisel Micozzi and David R. Whipkey.

     Mr. Whipkey was a graduate of Carmichaels Area High School, class of 1990 and the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts, Pittsburgh in 1992.

     On July 24, 2013, David married Candi Cole Whipkey who survives.  Also surviving are his stepmother, Katherine (Kitty) Whipkey, stepfather, Albert (Butch) Micozzi, daughter, Jeweliana Lucille Whipkey Colver, Pa., son, Jacob, Beallsville, Pa., 4 stepchildren, Andrew Michael Cole, Arianna, Mila, Suri Rahbar, 2 brothers, Jason Whipkey (Heidi) and Christopher Whipkey (Danielle), both of Carmichaels, 3 step brothers, Gerald Swift (Connie), Jeff Swift, Brian Swift (Tammy), and his paternal grandparents, J. Dale and Lucille Whipkey, Carmichaels.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

     Deceased are his maternal grandparents, Julius and Bena Branisel.

     Mr. Whipkey was an Insurance Inspector for Mueller Reports, and Site Inspections Company.

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

     David enjoyed cooking, camping, dancing, and spending time with his family, and friends.  He was an avid Steelers, Pirates, and Pens fan, and attended many games.  He is now resting peacefully with the Lord.

     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 from2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A Prayer Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Monday followed by a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in St. Hugh Church, Carmichaels with the Reverend John M. Bauer, Celebrant.

     A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Sunday.

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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.

    Onlinie obituary: www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com

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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

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