Westmoreland County PA Obituaries and Death Notices

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Baird, Andrew L.

Dec. 9, 1998

Native of Bolivar, employed with Fairfield Twp. 20 years.

Andrew Leroy Baird, 58 of Bolivar RD 1, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998 at his home. Mr. Baird was born Sept. 26, 1940 in Bolivar, son of the late John and Lillian Rossman Baird. "Andy" was employed with the Fairfield Twp. Supervisors for 20 years. He loved to work on cars and anything mechanical. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Goldie Kerr Baird; three daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Tracy) Moore, Ligonier RD 1, and Andrea Barkley and Stacy Barkley, both of Red Bank, N. J.; two sons, Andrew James Baird and his wife Jessica, and Andrew Allen Baird, all of Bolivar RD 1; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Robert (Wanda) Goode, Carrolltown, and Terri Ritenour, Texas; four stepsons, Bobby Kerr and his wife, Lee, Marietta, Ga., Billy Ritenour and his wife, Judy, Charles, Richard Ritenour and his wife Teresa, Blacklick, and Mike Ritenour and his wife, Michelle, Johnstown; 29 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. Also surviving are seven sisters, Mrs. Howard (Peggy) Lichtenfels, Robinson, Irene Gardner, Blacklick, Francis Randolph, Indiana, Mrs. Richard (Donna) Shirley, Blacklick, Beckie Ehouse, Indiana, Mrs. Walter (Marlene) Crusan, Bolivar, and Brenda Shirley, Blacklick; three brothers, Danny Baird, Blacklick Albert Baird and his wife, Roberta, New Florence, and Edward Baird, Bullhorn, Miss. He was preceded in death by a brother, Aaron Baird; a sister, Martha Short, Two infant sons. Services will be held today at 10 a.m. at the J. Paul McCracken Funeral Home, Bolivar, Rev. R Kenneth Keiper officiating. Interment will be private.


Baird, Mrs. Annie Boring

Jan. 5, 1973

Mrs. Annie Boring Baird, 71, of West Bolivar, died Friday, Jan. 5, 1973 in the Lee Hospital in Johnstown. Born July 21, 1901 in West Wheatfield Twp., she was the daughter of Harry and Elizabeth McAdams Boring. Surviving are her husband, George A. Baird Sr.; three sons: Blair and George of West Bolivar, and Donald of Robinson; four daughters Mrs. Helen Henderson, and Mrs. Leona Helzel, West Bolivar; Mrs. Anna Grace Lickenfelt and Mrs. Catherine Muir, of Robinson; 30 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; her mother; two sisters; Mrs. Olive Penrose, Robinson and Mrs. Della Barbus, New Florence; two brothers: Lloyd Boring and Orvil Boring, New Florence. Friends will be received after 7 p.m. today at the Speidel Funeral Home in Bolivar. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Church of Christ in West Bolivar with the Rev. R. Lear and the Rev. C. Oswton officiating. Interment will be in the Germany Lutheran Cemetery.


Baird, Anna Martha

Sept. 10. 1950

Anna Martha Baird passed away at her home in Salina, PA, Sunday, September 10, at 12:45 a.m. after an illness of several months.She was a daughter of John and Sarah Elizabeth Baird Logan, born November 28, 1873 in Saltsburg and had lived in Salina for the past 40 years, where she was a member of the Salina Evangelical Reformed Church. She was a member of P. O. of A of Salina, D. of A. of Vandergrift and of the Women's Auxiliary of Avonmore Moose Lodge. Her husband, Henderson A. Baird; three sons, Charles A. of Arnold, Lawrence of Salina, and Logan of Avonmore; one daughter, Bessie E. of Turtle Creek survive her; also four granddaughters, two brothers, Walter Logan of Lima, O., Edward Logan of Swissvale, and two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Bowman of Wilkinsburg and Mrs. Bessie Jones of Hazelwood. Services were held in the Salina Reformed Church Wednesday, September 13, at 2:00 P.M. (DST). the Rev. Robert V. Johnston and the Rev. R. V. Hartman officiated. Interment was made in the Edgewood Cemetery, Saltsburg. Friends were received at the family home in Salina.


Baird, Miss Bessie E.

Jan. 27, 1973

Miss Bessie E. Baird, 75, 807 Maple Ave. Turtle Creek died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1971, at Wilkinsburg. Born July 4, 1895 at Bolivar, Indiana County, she was a daughter of Henderson and Anna Logan Baird. She was a member of the McMasters United Methodist Church of Turtle Creek and a member of the Women's Society of Christian Service of that church. Miss Baird was also a member of the Professional Business Women of Turtle Creek. Prior to her retirement she was employed by the Westinghouse Electric Corp. Surviving are a brother, Charles Baird, Emporium; two sisters-in-law. Mrs. Ruth Baird, Salina; Mrs. Mabel Sloyhouse, Tridelphia, W. Va., and four nieces. Friends are being received at the Daniel J. Yockey Funeral Home, Avonmore, where services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Carrey E. Bentley officiating. Interment will be made in Edgewood Cemetery, Saltsburg.


Baird, Cecelia D.

Feb. 26, 1992

Cecelia D. Baird, 77, Bolivar, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1992, at her home. The daughter of Charles and Elsie McCollins Krebs, she was born Nov. 12, 1914, In Robinson. Mrs. Baird was a member of the Robinson Church of the Brethren and the New Florence Senior Citizens. Prior to her retirement, she had been a clerk at Idlewild Park, Ligonier. Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. Wayne (Shirley) Burkett, Bolivar; Mrs. James (Bridget) Critchfield, Ligonier; and Mrs. Leonard (Karen) Shellhammer, Webster, NY; a son, Perry W. Baird; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; five sisters: Helen Anderson, New Florence; Dwenlean Voyas, New Florence; Geraldine Hollabaugh, Blairsville; Laura Belle Sigafoes, Blairsville; Elsie Allhouse, Ohio; and three brothers: Eugene Lichtenfels, Media, NY; Carl Lichtenfels, New Florence; and Walter Boyle, New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry E. "Perry" Baird, in 1985; three brothers, Lawrence Krebs and Hilbert and Charles Lichtenfels; a sister, Betty Lou Boyle; one grandson and one great grandson. Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the McCracken Funeral Home, Bolivar, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Dale E. Rummel officiating. Interment will follow in the Bolivar Westview Cemetery, Fairfield Twp.


Baird, Charles F

April 2, 1993

Charles F Baird 64 of Bolivar RD 1 died Friday April 2, 1993 at Conemaugh Hospital, Johnstown.He was born March 22, 1929 in Fairfield Twp. a son of the late William and Amelia (Clark) Baird. He was a retired employee of Allegheny Foundry Bolivar.He was preceded in death by his wife Doris Mae (Boring) Baird on May 14, 1976; and brothers Harry "Perry", Russell, Clark, John and Thomas Baird.He is survived by two sons, Ernest A of Robinson and Ivan C. of New Florence RD 1: a daughter, Pamela Quick of Robinson; eight grandchildren, Tammy Short, Rita and Amanda Quick, Dyan, Lisa, Alison, Jeromine and Nicholas Baird; two brothers, Walter and Robert Baird, both of Bolivar RD 1; and a sister Martha "Sis" McClarren of Johnstown. Friends were received at the Kenneth A Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, where service was held Tuesday with Elder Gene Jones officiating. Burial was in Bolivar Westview Cemetery.


Baird, Clark W.

Jan. 22, 1986

Clark W. Baird 68 West Bolivar died Jan. 22, 1986 at Lee Hospital. Born April 5, 1917 in Fairfield Twp., son of late William and Amelia (Clark) Baird. Preceded in death by son, Rodger, and brothers, John, Russell and Harry. Survived by widow, former Georgetta Woods, son, Ernest A. Robinson; three granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. Brother of Thomas, Charles, Robert and Walter, all of West Bolivar, and Martha McClarren, Johnstown. Member of Bolivar Church of Christ and Bolivar Senior Citizens Social member of Robinson VFW and Bolivar American Legion. Retired employee of Penn Central. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Speidel-McCracken Funeral Home Bolivar, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. R. Kenneth Keiper. Interment, Westview Cemetery, Bolivar.


Baird, Mrs. Dolly D.

Jan.27, 1964

BAIRD, Mrs. Dolly D., 51 West Bolivar died at 8:25 p.m. Jan. 27, 1964 at Latrobe Hospital. Born Dec. 30, 1912 in Saltsburg, daughter of Charles and Elsie (Dunmire) Johns. Survived by husband David L and these children: David Jr., Bolivar; Charles F., Ligonier RD 1, and Samuel L , Bolivar; also 7 grandchildren. Sister of Florence, Michigan; Mrs. Lucy Flegger, Samuel and Lloyd all of Saltsburg, and Orville, California. Friends received after 1 p.m. Tuesday at Kenneth A Stuart Funeral Home; New Florence, where service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. William Green. Interment Germany Lutheran Cemetery.


Baird, Ernest A.

Oct. 25, 2004

Baird - Ernest A 52 Bolivar died Oct. 25, 2004 at UPMC Lee Regional. Born March 6, 1952 in Johnstown, the son of the late Charles and Doris (Boring) Baird. Also preceded in death by Aunt, Georgetta Baird, and granddaughter, Page Alexis Rigby. Survived by wife, Donna (Bedker) Baird; daughters Dyan, wife of William Rigby, Robinson; Lisa, wife of Justin Johnson, Goldsboro, N.C.; Alison Baird, and fiance, Russell Penrose, Bolivar; grandson Joseph Clark Johnson; brother Ivan, married to Rene Hood, New Florence; sister, Pam, wife of Ty Blackard, Clinton, Ark, Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Kenneth A Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence where service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. R. Kenneth Keiper. Interment, Bolivar Westview Cemetery.


Baird, George L.

July 29, 2003

Latrobe Steel retiree, Army War Vet member of Bolivar American Legion.

George L. Baird 75 Bolivar RD 1 died Tuesday July 29 2003 at Select Specialty Hospital Johnstown. Born Nov. 13 1927 in Fairfield Twp., son of George and Annie Boring Baird, he retired from Latrobe Steel after 38 years. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and member of Charles Sutton American Legion Post 128, Bolivar. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Blair, Merle, and Art and sisters Anna Grace Licktenfelt, Catherine Muir and Helen Henderson. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Florence E. (Crusan) Baird. Also sons Wayne and his wife Cynthia and Randy and his wife Janet, all of Bolivar RD 1; daughters Shelia Sowers and her husband Ken, Bolivar RD 1 and Pam Lichtenfel and her husband Chuck, Robinson; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; Also his brother Don, Blairsville RD 1 his sister Leona Enck, New Florence. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Paster Norman Kaufman officiating. Interment will be in Fort Palmer Cemetery with graveside rites by local veteran's organizations.


Baird, Harry E. "Perry"

Dec. 21, 1985

Harry E. "Perry" Baird, 79 of Bolivar, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 1985 in Lee Hospital, Johnstown. A son of William and Katie Belle Boring Baird, he was born March 18, 1906, in Fairfield Twp. Mr. Baird was a retired coal miner after 40 years of service. He was a member of the U.M.W.A. and L.O.O.M. and a social member of American Legion, Bolivar, and the VFW Robinson. Surviving are his wife, Cecelia Krebbs; these children; Mrs. Wayne (Shirley) Burkett of Bolivar, Mrs.James (Bridget) Critchfield of Ligonier, Mrs. Leonard (Karen) Shellhammer of Websterm NY, and Perry William of Blairsville; eight grandchildren; two stepgrandsons; brothers and sisters: Thomas, Clark, Charles, Robert and Walter all of West Bolivar, and Martha McClarren of Johnstown. He was preceded in death by brothers John and Russell. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Monday) at the Speidel-McCracken Funeral Home, Bolivar, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery, Bolivar.


Baird, Keith

Oct. 9. 1999

Keith D. Baird, 35 Armagh, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, in Derry Twp. Westmoreland County, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born Sept. 1, 1964 in Johnstown. Mr. Baird was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. He was employed by Sony Electronics Inc., New Stanton. Surviving are his wife, the former Brenda K. Turley; their sons, Russell J. and Brandon K., both at home; and these siblings: Roger, Punxsutawney; Belinda, Indiana; Robert, Johnstown; Randy, Waynesburg; and Rodney and Clark, both of Bolivar. He was preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice (Gibson) Baird, and one brother, Richard. Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Richard C. Stuart Funeral Home, Armagh, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Allyn K. Giuffre officiating. Interment will be made in Bethel Cemetery.


Baird, J. Lawrence

March 30, 1970

J. Lawrence Baird, 68 of 15 Stewart St. Salina, died Monday, March 30, 1970 at 10:30 a.m. in the Latrobe Area Hospital following a lingering illness. Born March 16, 1902 in Bolivar, he was a son of Henderson and Anna Logan Baird. He was retired from the General Refractories Co., Salina, where he had been employed for 42 years. He was an honorary member of the Bell, ___ Fire Department. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Shields Baird; four daughters; Mrs. Leitzell (Jean) Deemer and Mrs. Herbert (Gayle) Walker, both of Salina; Miss Joanne Baird, New Bethlehem; Mrs. Joseph (Peggy) Hixenbaugh of Greensburg RD.; One brother Charles Baird, Arnold; a sister, Bessie Baird, Turtle Creek, and nine grandchildren. Friends will be received after 1 p.m. today in the Daniel J. Yockey Funeral Home, Avonmore, where service will be conducted at the funeral home __p.m. The Rev. Carl E. Bentley will officiate and interment will be made in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.


Baird, John

1982

John Baird 67 of Bolivar RD died Thursday Aug. 12, in Mercy Hospital, Johnstown. He was born April 9, 1915 in Fairfield Twp. a son of the late William and Amelia (Clark) Baird. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Short. He is survived by his wife Lillian (Rossman) Baird, and these Children; Margaret Lichtenfels of Robinson; Irene Lawson of Indiana; Andrew of Bolivar RD; Frances Randolph of Josephine; Aaron of Bolivar RD; Edward of Magnolia, Miss.; Albert of New Florence RD; Marlene Crusan of Bolivar RD; Danny of New Florence RD; Donna Shirley of Black Lick; Rebecca Ehause of Kittanning; and Brenda Shirley of Blairsville RD; Also 39 grandchildren. He was a brother of Harry "Perry", Thomas, Russell, Clark, Walter, Charles and Robert all of Bolivar RD, and Martha McClairn of Johnstown. Funeral services were held Sunday at Community Bible Church, West Bolivar with the Rev. Samuel Astolos officiating. Arrangement by Edward J. Speidel Funeral Home, Bolivar. Burial was in Westview Cemetery.


Baird, Richard

June 20, 1996

Richard A. Baird 46, Bolivar RD 1, died June 20, 1996, at the home of his sister, Belinda Betts and her children, Richard and Deab. The loving son of Robert P. and Beatrice Gibson Baird, he was born Feb. 5, 1950, in Bolivar. Mr Baird was a member of the Community Bible Church, West Bolivar. Surviving are his father, Bolivar; these children: Crystal, wife of Roland Baldwin, New Florence RD 2; Corinne, wife of Joseph Beisweidt, Spartansburg, S. C.; four grandchildren: Damon, Devon, Kylie and Hayden; and these brothers and sisters: Roger, Punxsutawney; Belinda Betts; Robert R. Jr.; Randy; Rodney, married to the former Cindy Fritz; and Clark, all of Bolivar; and Keith, married to the former Brenda Turley, New Florence RD 2; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and maternal grandparents; Clarence Russell and Beatrice Gibson. Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Samuel R. Astolos, Jr. officiating. Interment will be made in Bethel Cemetery.


Baird, Russell M.

April 21, 1910

Russell M. Baird 73 of Bolivar RD died May 31, 1983 in Lee Hospital, Johnstown. He was born April 21, 1910 in Fairfield Twp., a son of the late William and Katie Belle (Boring) Baird. He was preceded in death by first wife, the former Vera (Bobbitt) Muir; granddaughter, Kathy; and brother, John. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Etta (Frain) Smith; children, James Baird of Warren, Mich; Mrs. Katie Belle Perry of Bowie, Md. Mrs Nancy Ambrose of Royal Oak, Mich; and Mrs. Barbara Magalich of Robinson; and stepchildren, Eugene Muir of Hyattsville, Md.; Gerald Muir of Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Charlotte Beeler of Niles, Ohio; Mrs. Alice O'Saben of Johnstown; Lloyd Smith of Leroy, N.Y.; Hardman Smith of Elba, N.Y. Mrs. Mabel Dart of Meadville; and Mrs. Rhonda Koffman of Blairsville; also numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a brother of Harry "Perry", Thomas, Clark, Walter, Charles and Robert all of Bolivar RD and Mrs. Martha McClairn of Johnstown. Funeral services were held Friday, at First Church of Christ, West Bolivar, with Revs. Kenneth Neal and Sam Astolos officiating. Arrangements by Edward J. Speidel Funeral Home, Bolivar. Burial was in Fort Palmer Cemetery.


Baird, Susiemma

Baird, Susiemma "Susie" Closson Robinson native worked at Clark's Garage.

Susiemma 'Susie' Baird 76 Bolivar died May 19, at Memorial Medical Center. Born March 14, 1927 in Robinson West Wheatfield Twp. she was daughter of late Andrew Blair and Mervilla (Boring) Closson. Her death ends a marriage of 57 years. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.A member of First Church of Christ, West Bolivar, she worked for many years at Clark's Garage in West Bolivar.She also was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Charles Clark andbrothers Glenn Closson and Merle and Jay Penrose. Survivors include her husband Walter J, daughter Linda, wife of Bob Stull, Bolivar; Also grandchildren Dr. Joseph and wife Becky Clark, Colorado Springs, Colo, Cindy wife of Rob Adams, Virginia Beach, Va.and Zachary Stull, Bolivar; great grandchildren Amanda, Alex, Elizabeth, Rachel, and Sarah Clark, and Charlynn and Bailee Adams;sisters Jean Ludwig, Anna and Pearl all of New Florence; brother Cecil Penrose, Ohio. Friends will be received from 10 to 10:30 a.m. today at First Church of Christ, West Bolivar where a service will be held at 11 a.m.Evangelist Jack Prentice officiating. Interment will follow in Germany Lutheran Cemetery.


Baird, Thomas W.

Jan. 31, 1992

Obit

Thomas W. Baird 85, Bolivar RD 1, died Sunday, Jan. 31, at Conemaugh Hospital, Johnstown. The son of William C. and Katy Belle Boring Baird, he was born Aug. 19, 1907, in Fairfield Township. Mr. Baird was a member of UMWA 1257, and a social member of the Bolivar American Legion 128 and the Robinson VFW 9310. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed as a coal miner for Florence Mining Company. He had also worked at the former Garfield Refractories. Surviving are his wife, Bessie Shetler Baird; these children: Mrs. Earl (Cleo) McClure, Bolivar RD1; Darlene Mehalic, Derry RD1; and Thomas "Wayne" Baird, Clarksburg RD1; 14 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; one sister, Martha McClarren, Johnstown; and three brothers: Walter, Charles and Robert Baird, all of Bolivar RD1. Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. today and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the J. Paul McCracken Funeral Home, Bolivar, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Samuel R. Astolas Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Tri-Community Ambulance Service, Bolivar.


Baird, William C.

Indiana Evening Gazette, 1968

Obit

WILLIAM C. BAIRD, 89, of Bolivar died Saturday, Nov. 23, 1968 at Lee Hospital, Johnstown. He was born Oct. 20, 1879, in Fairfield Twp. Surviving are eight sons and one daughter: Harry, Thomas, Russell, John, Clark, Martha, Walter, Charles and Robert, all of Bolivar, 38 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; and three brothers: John, George and Dave, all of Bolivar. He was preceded in death by his wives: Katy Belle Boring, Baird and Amelia Clark Baird. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 Monday at the Edward J. Speidel Funeral Home, Bolivar, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Richard Lear will officiate and interment will be in Westview Cemetery, Bolivar.


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BEAKEN, Janet

County Name: Westmoreland

State: PA

Submitter:  Donald Buncie

Obit: Janet Beaken, 76, of Latrobe, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, in Loyalhanna Care Center, Latrobe. She was born May 15, 1933, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Lawrence W. and Ethel I. (Hill) Baker. Besides her parents, Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Regis J. Beaken; a great-granddaughter, Thomasina Parr; two brothers, Lawrence and William Baker; and three sisters, Lois Murray, Alma McLean and Joanne Riffle. She is survived by two sons, John Z. Beaken, of Latrobe, and Sandor V. Beaken Sr. and wife, Sherry, of Latrobe; two daughters, Michelle Beaken and Hugh Galyon, of Bonita Springs, Fla., and Ronda Buncie and husband, Paul, of Derry; a brother, Harold "Butch" Baker, of Latrobe; five sisters, Evelyn Good, of Ligonier, Betty Reed, of Latrobe, Margaret Baker, of Latrobe, June Baker, of Latrobe, and Sandy Baker, of Latrobe; 16 grandchildren, Dane Haselden, Danielle Parr, Larry and Regis Dribelbis, Paul Buncie, Ronda Yothers and husband Alex, Timothy, Christopher, John, Nicholas and Shara Buncie, Michael Huffman, Amber, Ashley, Sandor Jr. and Dylan Beaken; two great-grandchildren, Julia and Daniel Yothers; and a number of nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with Bishop Richard Colborn officiating. Interment to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Latrobe.


George Beck

Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) April 27, 1825

George Beck, a German, of the same county, was lately killed by a fall from his horse. - Ib.


Bernabo, John

Dec. 29, 1993

Bernabo, John 87 Bolivar, died Dec. 29, 1993 at Veterans Hospital, Altoona. Born May 17, 1906 in Fairfield Twp., son of late Modesto and Frances (Caramatti) Bernabo. Preceded in death by parents, wife, Marie (Hollobaugh) Bernabo, who died in 1980; and brothers, Paul, Joseph and James Bernabo. Survived by sister, Ethel Galvin, Greensburg; and brothers, Louis V. and Anthony, both of Bolivar; Charles R. and Clyde A. both of Pittsburgh; and George E. Bernabo, Dallas, Texas; also several nieces and nephews. U.S. Army veteran of World War II. received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed by Auto-Lite Electric Company, Bay City, Mich. Member of Bolivar United Presbyterian Church. Life member and former chaplain of Bolivar American Legion Post 128. Member of New Florence Lions Club and Bolivar-New Florence Senior Citizens Center. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at J. Paul McCracken Funeral Home, Bolivar, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, the Rev. Scott W. Wilson. Interment, Bolivar Westview Cemetery. full military honors will be presented in the Funeral Home 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Family suggests memorial contributions in his memory to the charity of one's choice or to Bolivar Westview Cemetery, in care of RD 1, box 26, Bolivar, Pa. 15923


Bernabo, Paul R.

Feb. 25, 1985

BERNABO, Paul R. 65, Bolivar, died Feb. 25, 1985 at Mercy Hospital. Born Feb. 19, 1920 in Fairfield Twp., son of late Modesto and Frances (Caramatti) Bernabo. Survived by widow, former Hazel James and these children: Ralph L., New Florence RD 1; Dennis W., Bolivar and Timothy P., Blairsville RD 2; also five grandchildren. Brother of Louis, John and Anthony all of Bolivar; Joseph, Clyde and Charles, all of Pittsburgh; James, Johnstown; Mrs. Ethel Galvin, Greensburg; and George, Dallas, Texas; Past commander and president of Bolivar Post 128, American Legion. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Edward J. Speidel Funeral Home, Bolivar. Service at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Church of Christ, West Bolivar, the Rev. Kenneth Neal. Interment, Westview Cemetery. Graveside military rite by, local veterans organizations.


Bernabo, Sue

Jan. 21, 1994

BERNABO, Sue 82, St. Louis, Mo. formerly of Johnstown and Bolivar, died Jan. 21, 1994 at St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Louis. born Aug. 17, 1911 in Bolivar, daughter of late Andrew and Susan (Baley) Sisitki. Preceded in death by husband James, in 1991; son, Donald and brother Andrew Sisitki Jr. Survived by son, H. Arthur Bernabo, St. Louis, MO. and grandsons, Aaron and Andrew Bernabo, both students at Missouri University. Sister of Mary O'Connor, Baltimore, Md.; Helen Yontz, Harrisburg; Pauline Muir, Pittsburgh; Julia Nissen, New York; Ann Gintert, Pueblo, Colo.; and Rudy and Joseph Sistiki both of Bolivar. Member of Bolivar United Methodist Church. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at J. Paul McCracken Funeral home, Bolivar, where service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Rev. R. Kenneth Keiper . Interment, Westview Cemetery, Bolivar. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions in her memory to Bolivar United Mesthodist Church, Bolivar, Pa. 15923.


Bernabo, Viola Amanda R.

Oct. 8, 2002

New Florence native survived by daughter, brothers, grandchildren

Viola Amanda Riffle Bernabo, 90 of State College, formerly of Bolivar and New Florence, the loving mother of Norma Riffle Hetrick, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002 at Centre Crest Nursing Home, Bellefonte, following an extended illness. Born May 11, 1912 in New Florence, she was the daughter of the late Wesley and Olive Medsger Rummel. On April 29, 193 in New Florence, she married Forrest M. Riffle, who passed away in 1973. On Aug. 7, 1975, in Detroit, Mich. she married Louis V. Bernabo who passed away in 1998. She also was preceded in death by her daughter Elaine Smith; a brother, Ernest; sisters, Margaret Milligan and Mildred Mack. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Norma L. and William L. Hetrick, State College; brothers, Harold, Catonsville, Md. Clarence and Frank, both of Seward; Robert, Killen, Ala.; Also grandchildren Deborah Molin, Carmel, Calif.; Cheryl Gallagher, State College; Lucinda Buker, Alexandria, Va.; and Jamie Smith, Wesley Smith and Dana Smith; nine great grandchildren, including Lauren Amanda Molin and Jamie, Josh and Jessie Buker; numerous nieces , nephews and cousins. She was a loving wife, mother, family member and friend, always ready with a kind word and a helping hand. She was particularly skilled at arts and crafts, cooking and baking, and loved to make gifts and baked goods for family and friends. She always was willing to share her time, talent and possessions with others, no matter the personal limitations or sacrifices. Her loving and caring soul will be keenly missed by all who knew her, and particularly her loving family. Service was held Monday at Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence with Pastor George Umphlett officiating. Interment was in Forest lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Centre Crest Memorial Fund, 502 E. Howard St., Bellefonte, Pa. 16823 or to the charity of choice in Viola's name.


Betz, C. Beatrice

March 20, 2001

C. Beatrice Betz 90 of Bolivar RD 1 died Tuesday March 20, 2001 at St. Andrew's Village, Indiana (Pa). She was born April 12, 1910 in Fairfield Twp. daughter of Millard and Clara Shomo. She had been a life-long member of Grace Lutheran Church in Lockport, and a member and past president of the former New Florence American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Samuel St. Clair in 1947 and her second husband Lawrence W. "RED" Betz, in 1975; two grandsons, David E Betz and Terry Henderson, five brothers and four sisters. She is survived by a daughter, Maxine Henderson of Black Lick; a son David W. Betz and his wife Margaret of Bolivar RD 1; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday March 23, at J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel, Bolivar where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. R Kenneth keiper officiating. Burial will be in Isabelle Cemetery, New Florence. Memorial contributions may be made to Tri-Community Ambulance Service Bolivar.


Betz, David E.

Sept. 24, 1986

David E Betz 19 of Bolivar RD 1 died Wednesday Sept. 24, 1986 at home. He was born Feb. 6, 1967 in Johnstown a son of David W and Peggy E (Shaftie) Betz of Bolivar RD 1. He was employed as a machinist by Stanko Products Inc. of Greensburg. He was a 1985 graduate of Laurel Valley High School. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Lawrence and Margaret Betz. In addition to his parents he is survived by a sister Anne E Betz and a brother William J Betz both at home; his paternal grandmother Beatrice C Betz of Bolivar RD 1;and his maternal grandparents Nick and Mary Shaftie of Robinson. Funeral services were held Saturday at J Paul McCracken Funeral Home, Bolivar with the Rev. Kenneth Keiper officiating. Burial was in Fort Palmer Cemetery. Memorials may be made the American Leukemia Society.


Betz, Guy R.

Oct.20, 1993

Guy R Betz 85 of Leesburg, Fla., formerly of Bolivar died Oct. 20, 1993 in Leesburg. Mr Betz was born Nov. 6, 1907 in Fairfield Twp. Westmoreland County, son of Joseph A and Gertrude Yeager Betz. He was a retired custodian for the Ligonier Valley School District and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his sister Clara Roby of New Florence and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death was his wife Bernice G , his sister Nora Flickinger and his brothers Joseph Betz and Lawrence "Red". Services were held Monday at McCracken Funeral Home, Bolivar with interment in Fort Palmer Cemetery, Fairfield Twp.


Betz, Mrs. Joseph A.

June 28, 1973

Mrs. Joseph A (Gertrude) Betz of RD 1 Bolivar died Thursday June 28, 1973 in Fairfield Twp. Mrs. Betz who was 94 was born Feb. 28, 1879 in Fairfield Twp., a daughter of the late Bart and Mary Coursin Yeager. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A Betz. There are 165 direct descendants who are; children, Mrs., Nora Flickinger, Joseph Betz, Guy Betz, and Lawrence Betz, all of RD Bolivar and Mrs. Clara Roby of New Florence; 25 grandchildren 93 great grandchildren and 42 great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Edward J Speidel Funeral Home Bolivar, the Rev. Charles Owsten, officiating. Interment followed in Fort Palmer Cemetery.


Betz, Joseph C.

June 3, 1983

Joseph C Betz, 82 of Bolivar RD 1 died Friday June 3, 1983 in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born March 14, 1901 in Fairfield Twp. a son of the late Joseph A and Gertrude (Yeager) Betz. He was preceded in death by his wife Viola (Roby) Betz; a son Donald; and a brother and a sister. He is survived by five daughters. Mrs. Edna G Henderson, and Mrs. Olive M Henderson both of New Florence RD 1 Mrs. Gertrude Bowers of Bolivar; Mrs. D Romayne Boring of New Florence RD 2; and Mrs. Joann M Penrose of Blairsville RD 1; one son James D of Bolivar RD; 29 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; one sister Mrs. Clara Roby of New Florence and one brother, Guy Betz of Leesburg, Fla. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Edward J Speidel Funeral Home, Bolivar with the Rev. Sam Astolos officiating. Burial was in Fort Palmer Cemetery.


Betz, Lawrence "Red"

Dec. 14, 1975

Johnstown, PA "Tribune-Democrat" issue of Monday 15 December 1975, p. 42, col. 1

BETZ-Lawrence "Red" 62, Bolivar RD 1 died Dec. 14, 1975 at home. Born April 22, 1913 in Fairfield Twp., son of late Joseph A. and Gertrude (Yeager) Betz. Preceded in death by first wife, former Margaret Boring. Survived by second wife, former Beatrice Shomo, and two children, Mrs. Maxine Henderson and David, both of Bolivar RD 1; also seven grandchildren. Brother of Mrs. Nora Flickinger and Joseph, both of Bolivar RD 1; Mrs. Clara Roby, New Florence; and Guy Leesburg, Fla. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Edward J Speidel Funeral Home, Bolivar, where service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Charles Owston. Interment Fort Palmer Cemetery.


Betz, Margaret Boring

Ligonier, PA "The Ligonier Echo" issue of Friday, 17 October 1947, p. 8, col. 2

Margaret (Dodson/Boring) Betz d. 7 October 1947, Johnstown

Mrs. Margaret Boring Betz, of Fairfield Twp. died on Tuesday, October 7th at 1:50 a.m. at the Memorial Hospital, Johnstown. Death was caused by thrombosis, following a five day illness. The deceased was born at Bolivar, February 27, 1913 a daughter of Edward Dodson and Ida Haire Dodson, both deceased. Both Mr. and Mrs Dodson died on the same night during the 1918 "flu" epidemic. After their death, Margaret and two brothers, Lewis and Harrison, were adopted by her Aunt Martha Boring and Robert Boring. Lewis died on October 15, 1946. Mrs. Betz resided in Fairfield Twp. for the past ten years, and lived the remainder of her life in the Bolivar district. She was a member of the West Bolivar Church of Christ. She also was a member of the Daughters of America and Camp No. 5, Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Funeral services were held on Friday, October 10th at 2:30 p.m. in the West Bolivar Church of Christ, with the Rev. Donald C. Randall officiating. Interment was made in the Fort Palmer Cemetery, Fairfield Twp. She is survived by her husband Lawrence Betz; one daughter, Maxine, aged 11 years, and an infant son, David Wilson, aged five days, all of Fairfield Twp. She also leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boring, of 235 vine Street, Johnstown; four brothers, Harrison (Dodson) Boring, Pitcairn; James Boring, Apollo; Matthew Boring, Stoneboro, and Clark Boring of Harrisburg, and one sister Mrs. Galen Brendlinger, of West Wheatfield Twp.


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Biss, John T.

June 19, 1988

Biss - John T. 41, Bolivar RD 1 died June 19, 1998 at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born June 28, 1956 in Johnstown, son of John F. 'Jack' and Dorothy L. 'Dot' (Yeager) Biss. Preceded in death by sister Lisa J Howard. Survived by parents, Bolivar RD 1; daughter Amber Deann Biss, Bolivar RD 1 and sons, Scott Aaron Biss, Cranberry Twp. and Cassidy 'Cass' Biss, Bolivar RD 1. Also survived by sister, Melanie A Biss Bolivar RD 1 and Brothers Daniel W. 'Boone" Biss and friend Mary Crawford, Black Lick; Stephen W. Biss and wife Connie, Robinson; Brian K Biss, Bolivar RD 1; and Glenn S. Biss and wife Barbara, Ligonier. Employed as a coal miner by Florence Mining. Member of Bolivar First Church of Christ and United Mine Workers of America. Social member of Robinson VFW and Bolivar American Legion. John loved to hunt, fish and spend time in the great outdoors. He enjoyed music by Tommy James and the Shondells and the Beach Boys. His favorite movie of all time was 'The Wizard of Oz' Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at J. Paul McCracken Funeral Home, Bolivar. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bolivar First Church of Christ, Bolivar, the Rev. Gabriel G Mraz. interment Fort Palmer Cemetery, Bolivar. Memorial gifts may be made to Conemaugh Renal Unit.


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Black, Donald J.

Feb. 2, 1971

BLACK - Donald J., 37 Bolivar RD 1 died Feb. 2, 1971 at Lee Hospital, Johnstown. Born June 20, 1933 in Huntingdon son of late Roy Black. Survived by widow former Betty May Johns; two daughters; Donna and Dianne, both at home; and half sister, Mrs. Mary Manning, Bellevue, Ohio. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Edward J. Speidel Funeral Home, Bolivar; where service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, the Rev. Richard Lear officiating. Interment Germany Lutheral Cemetery.


Black, Mrs. Emma M.(Mary Emma Mikesell)

Sept.11, 1962 - Adams Library micro film

Black, Mrs. Emma M. 93, 412 W. Fourth Ave. Derry, died Tuesday Sept. 11, 1962 at 12:30 p.m. Friends received at the Hartman Funeral Home, 310 S. Chestnut St. Derry, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. C. E. Stollings officiating. Interment in Blairsville Cemetery. C. E. Linsley and M. S. Hartman Jr. funeral directors in charge.


Black, Mrs. Florence (Crawford)

Jan.5, 1979

BLACK - Mrs. Florence (Crawford) 66 Basom, N.Y. formerly of New Florence RD 2 died Jan. 5, 1979 in Genesee Memorial Hospital, Batavia, N.Y.. Born Sept. 30, 1912 in Blairsville. Preceded in death by husband, (James) Leonard Black. Survived by these children: Raymond E. and Betty Redilla, both of Basom; Mrs. Jean Henderson, new Florence RD 2; Mrs. Virginia Laskey, Elba, N.Y. and Lenora Durham, Indiana, PA. also 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Monday at C. D. Beach & Sons, Corfu, N.Y. Burial Indiana Falls, N.Y.


Black, Harvetta R.(Gerlach)

June 28, 2005

BLACK Harvetta R. (Gerlach) 97, formerly of Idlewild Drive, New Castle, died June 28, 2005 at Blarney Stone Personal Care Home, Mundys Corner. Born Dec. 5, 1907, in Harrisville, Pa., daughter of Harvey G. and Luella (Bortz) Gerlach. Preceded in death by parents; husband, James Earl Black, who died June 17, 1950; daughter, Luella Becky Lewis; son, Darrell Buzz Black; brothers, Irwin, Alton, Albert and James Gerlach; and sisters, Verla Kelley, Pauline McAnallen and Geneva Baxter. Survived by daughters; Mrs. Ida Davis, New Castle; Mrs. Clarissa Arkwright, Holiday, Fla.; and Mrs. Gerald (Cheryl) Fox, Vinco, Pa.; 26 grandchildren; 72 great grandchildren; and 22 great great grandchildren. Sister of Burdette Bud Gerlach, Mercer, Pa. Retired from St. Francis Hospital, New Castle, where she worked in the laundry department. member of AARP. Was honorary grandmother of the year of the Shenango Girl Scouts in 1976. Member of First Church of the Nazarene, New Castle. Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Turner-Myers Funeral Home, 208 N. Jefferson St., New Castle, Pa. 16101, where funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 2, Pastor Darrin Abraham of the Gardner Chapel Assembly of God Church, New Castle, officiating. Burial Oak Park Cemetery, New Castle. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Society, Heart Association or Lee Regional Hospice, 315 Locust St. Suite 5-E, Johnstown, Pa. 15901.


Black, (Cline), Jessie Hazel

1958

BROOKFIELD - Mrs Jessie Black 67, widow of Robert Black who died in 1945 died yesterday morning at 8:10 in her home on King- Graves RD of a heart condition, following an extended illness. Born March 3, 1891 in Indiana County. PA she was the daughter of John and Evelin Livengood Cline. She had resided in Brookfield Township for 35 years and was a member of the Brookfield Methodist Church. She is survived by five daughters Mrs W. A. Davis of Howland, Mrs. John Caldwell of Sharpsville, PA, Mrs. Harold Caldwell of Brookfield, Mrs Lawrence Gates of Hartford and Mrs Leonard O'Lenick of Mineral Ridge, two sons Kenneth and Richard both of Brookfield, 25 grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Madasz Funeral Home here, where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday Burial will be in Brookfield Cemetery.


Black, John Raymond

John Raymond Black, 41 Orangeville died of a heart attack at midnight Saturday while attending a dance at the Hartford Fire Station. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Buhl Hospital in Sharon. Born in Windber, Pa Jan. 1907 the son of Robert and Jessie Cline Black, he had been employed by the Sharon Steel Co. for the past 10 years. He was a member of the Orangeville Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Jane whom he married Aug. 15, 1930 a daughter Mrs. Walter Moore, Orangeville, two sons; John Robert with the US Marines at camp Pendleton Calif. and Theodore at home; his mother Mrs. Jessie Black Nutwood; two brothers Kenneth R. and Richard both of Nutwood; five sisters Mrs. William Davis, Mrs John Caldwell, and Mrs Lawrence Gates, all of Nutwood and Mrs Harold Caldwell Sharpsville, PA and Mrs Leon O'Lenick Mineral Ridge. The body is at Galloway Funeral Home in Hartford where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in charge of Rev. John Freiling. Burial will be in Brookfield Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight.


Black, Kenneth Robert

1974

Kenneth Black 63, RT 2 Gainesville Fla. formerly of Brookfield Township died of a heart attack Tuesday at his home. He was born Jan. 21, 1911 in Windber, PA the son of Robert and Jessie Cline Black. He had resided in Florida since 1969. Prior to retiring he was employed by the General Fireproofing Co Youngstown. Survivors include his wife Elizabeth Jane Morrison Black whom he married June 30 1931 four daughters; Mrs Juanita Thomas, of Brookfield, Mrs Grace Titus and Mrs Jean Draper both of Gainsville, Deborah at home, a brother Richard of Vienna; five sisters; Mrs Irene Davis of Vienna, Mrs Albert Caldwell of Greenville, PA., Mrs Ruth Caldwell of Masury, Mrs Hazel Kruppa of Brookfield, Mrs Betty O'Lenick of Columbiana and six grandchildren, a brother and a sister, preceded him in death. Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Johnson and Hayes Funeral Home Gainsville with burial in Melrose, Fla.


Paul M. Black

Jan. 6, 1966

Paul M. Black 67 of Pasadena, Tex., formerly of New Alexandria, died Thursday morning. Retired Pennsylvania Railroad engineer. Member New Alexandria Methodist Church. Surviving wife, Mrs. Mabel Bowers Black, five children; 10 grandchildren, all of Pasadena; sister, Mrs. H. Glenn (Lillian) Parrish Sr. of Derry, brothers, E. S. Black of Kecksburg, Robert E. Black of Butler. Services will be held Saturday in Pasadena. Burial in Pasadena.


Black, Robert Nery

1946

BROOKFIELD - Robert N. Black, 62, of the King-Graves Rd., Brookfield Township died at his home at 2 a.m. Sunday after an extended illness. Born in Mowerytown PA on Nov. 27, 1884, the son of Barney and Julia Long Black he was a retired carpenter. A resident of this community for the past seven years, he formerly lived in Fowler Township. Mr Black was a member of the Brookfield Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Jessie; three sons, John R of Orangeville, Kenneth R., of Nutwood, and Richard W., at home: five daughters, Mrs. William A. Davis, Nutwood, Mrs. John H Caldwell, Greenville, Pa Mrs. Harold Caldwell, Sharon, PA Mrs Lawrence Gates, Nutwood and Mrs Leonard O'Lenik, Mineral Ridge: one brother. Charles of Blairsville, Pa and one sister, Mrs Sarah Eales, Cokeville, PA The body is at the Russell M Harder Funeral Home where services will be held at 2:30 p.m. (EST) Wednesday in charge of Rev. Russell J. Goodhart. Burial will be in Brookfield Cemetery.


Black, Roy Arthur

Aug. 30, 1958

BLACK - Roy Arthur, 51 New Florence RD 2 died Aug. 30, 1958, in Memorial Hospital; Born July 18, 1907 in Black Lick, son of James and Laura (Mikesell) Black. Survived by widow former Hazel Brennaman; son Donald, West Bolivar; one grandchild; sister, Mrs. Ethel Penrose, New Florence RD 2 and two brothers, Leonard, New York, and Charles, State of California. Friends received in R. S. Wagner Funeral Home, New Florence, where service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. Robert Krouse. Interment Germany Lutheran Cemetery.


Black, (Blose) Sarah

1900

Mrs Thomas Black died at her home in Blairsville, on Monday evening March 5 at the age of about 83 years. Her death was the result of serious burns sustained some time ago. She was a native of Saltsburg having lived there all her life until about a year ago when she with her husband removed to Blairsville. She had since resided with her daughter Mrs George Rager. Besides her husband the deceased is survived by eight children. The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at 2. Interment was made in Blairsville Cemetery.


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Boring, Donald Lynn

Dec.12, 1992

Donald Lynn Boring, 22, New Florence RD 2, died Saturday, Dec. 12. 1992. at Conemaugh Hospital, Johnstown. The son of Ronald A. and Norma Jean Black Boring, he was born Feb. 13, 1970, in Indiana. Mr. Boring was a 1988 graduate of United High School, Armagh. He was a Senior electrical engineering major at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnston, where he was a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity. He was to graduate next week. He was a part-time employee of Laurel Packaging. Surviving are his mother, Robinson; his father. New Florence RD 2; one sister and two brothers: Mrs. Mohan (Jody B.) Susthav, Erie; Vail G., Frederick, Md.; and Dale A., Norfolk, Va.; maternal grandparents, Ralph and Millicent Stewart Black. Coral; paternal grandparents, John and Esther Horner Boring McClain, New Florence RD 3; a niece and nephew, and numerous aunts and uncles. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in the Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, where a funeral service will be held at 11 am. Tuesday with the Rev. R. Kenneth Keiper officiating. Interment will follow in Germany Lutheran Cemetery.


Boring, Emma M.

Jan. 12, 2002

BORING, Emma M. 84 Ligonier formerly of Robinson died Jan. 12, 2002 at Bethlen Home, Ligonier. Born April 8, 1917 in Johnstown, daughter of late Bert and Rebecca (Henderson) Fisher. Preceded in death by husband, C. Clark Boring, who died in 1978; brothers, Ray, Tom, Burl,and Bert Fisher; sisters Annabelle Fisher and Phyllis Howard; and grandson, Cullen Cottrel. Survived by son, Dr. Wayne (Shirley) Boring, Nacogdoches, Texas; daughters, Susan Cottrell, Lancaster; and Mrs. Lee (Janet) Henderson, New Florence; brothers, Harry (Lurley) Fisher, Hollsopple; and Joseph (Jean) Fisher, Johnstown; sister, Irene Lawhead, New Florence; grandchildren, Wayne, Brad and Richard Boring and Tricia Betz; and great grandchildren, Richard Boring and Katie Betz. Emma was the oldest member of Bolivar Presbyterian Church, where she served as secretary-treasurer and was a member of the Women's Missionary Circle. She was the original dispatcher for the Tri-Community Ambulance Service. For many years she was a crossing guard for New Florence Elementary School and was a member of Laurel Valley Senior Citizens.Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel, Bolivar. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bolivar Presbyterian Church, the Rev. G. Sherman Ott. Burial, West Fairfield Cemetery, New Florence. Memorial donations may be made to Tri-Community Ambulance Service.


Boring, Florence

Nov. 22, 2001

Florence Marie Boring, 94 of Robinson died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, at St. Andrew's Village in Indiana. She was born Dec. 18, 1906 in Strongstown she was a daughter of Abraham L. and Martha A. Timmeney Boring. Mrs. Boring was a member of Evangelical United Methodist Church in Robinson, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Duane Boring VFW Post 9310 in Robinson and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Surviving relatives include a son, Charles Boring and wife Mary Ellen Forgas of Sun City, Ariz.; two grandchildren Sharon and Keith; four great-grandchildren; Michelle, Jason, Jarrod, and Jordan; two great-great-grandchildren, Tiffany and Daniel; and two sisters; Alberta Donahue of Robinson and Sylvia Kennison of Smithfield. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frederick L. Boring; three brothers: Duane, Michael and Earl Boring; and five sisters: Beatrice Gibson, Marybelle Lear, Pauline Leary, Grace Howsare, and Hilda Rodkey. Friends will be received Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home in New Florence, where a funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m.. The Rev. Dwayne Burfield will officiate. Interment will be in Germany Lutheran Cemetery.


Boring, Gregory Allen

March 24, 1996

Gregory Allen 23, of Burton, S.C. formerly of New Florence RD 2 died March 24, 1996 as a result of a house fire in Burton. Born May 4, 1972 in Indiana, son of Ronald and Sandra (Brambaugh) Boring. Survived by father, Ronald and wife Linda Good, New Florence RD 2, mother Sandra, wife of Thomas Fisher, Dayton, PA. Brother of Rick, Daytona Beach, Fla; Vickie Boring, Indiana; Russell, US Marine Corps, Hawaii; niece, Kara Lawson, Veteran of US Marine Corps. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, Where service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Alfred M. Gallaher. Interment, Bethel Cemetery. Graveside Military rite by local veterans organizations.


Boring, Harold A.

Dec. 13, 1987

Harold A Boring 76 of New Florence RD 2 died Sunday Dec. 13, 1987 at Lee Hospital, Johnstown. He was born Feb. 16, 1911 in Josephine, Indiana County, a son of the late Isaac and Margaret (Cochran) Boring. He was a World War II veteran. He was a member of Bolivar Post 128 American Legion and a retired employee of Pennsylvania Electric Co. Seward Generating Station. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nora Agnes (Leary) Boring, who died in 1984, two grandchildren and a brother and sister. He is survived by the following children: Harold E. of New Florence RD1; Louise (Mrs. Bernard) Waterhouse of Seward; Gladys (Mrs. Paul) Shetler, Arnold, and Amy (Mrs. Amos) Critchfield, all of New Florence RD 2, Shirley Ann (Mrs. Terry) Stiffey of Bolivar, and Janet (Mrs. Harry) McGinnis of Armagh RD 1; 29 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren and 12 step-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Kermit of New Florence RD2, and Lester of Seward. Friends will be received today (Wednesday) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth A Stuart Funeral home, New Florence, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Howard N. Boyd officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery. Graveside military rite by local veterans' organizations.


Boring, James T.

Oct. 18, 1966

BORING, James T. 62, New Florence RD 2 died morning of Oct. 18, 1966 at Raymond Hospital, Johnstown. Born July 8, 1904 in West Wheatfield Twp., son of Harry E. and Elizabeth (McAdams) Boring. Preceded in death by father and a brother, Val. Survived by mother; widow, the former Vinnie Jane Penrose; these children Mrs. Emma E. Gregorieh, Mrs. Dora E. Henderson; Eugene T., Mrs. Janet M. Clawson, Mrs. Joan C. Payne and Samuel L. all of New Florence RD 2 and Harry E., New Florence RD 1;, 31 grandchildren and one step- great grandchild. Was brother of Mrs. Annie Baird, Bolivar RD 1; Lloyd, New Florence RD 1; Mrs. Olive Penrose, Robinson; Orville, New Florence RD 2; and Mrs. Della Barbus, New Florence RD 2; Was member of Germany Methodist Church and an employee of Conemaugh & Black Lick Railroad, Johnstown. Friends received at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, where service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, the Rev. R. Kenneth Keiper. Interment, Germany Lutheran Cemetery.


Boring, Jesse

April 12, 1981

BORING - Jesse 82, New Florence RD 2 died April 12, 1981 at Indiana Hospital. Born Feb. 25, 1899 in Cambria County, son of John and Flora (Holby) Boring. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Sherman; and sisters, Goldie and Bessie. Survived by widow, former Viola Rose, and these children: Mildred; wife of Richard Vivian, Niles, Ohio; Merlin, married to former Theresa Fetsko, Warren, Ohio; Kenneth, Married to former Arettia Thomas, Mineral Ridge, Ohio; Melvin, married to former Wanda Stiles, Seward; Robert, married to former Eileen Harr, Latrobe; Helen, wife of Leonard Shirley, Blairsville; Grace, wife of James Piscarcik, Chicopee, Mass.; Russell, New Florence RD 2; Sarah, wife of David Allison, Armagh; Ronald married to former Sandra Brumbaugh, Shelocta; and Betty, wife of Richard Patterson, Barnesboro; also 20 grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Brother of Margaret Krouse, Armagh, Clyde Boring, Indiana; and Norris Boring, New Florence. Retired employee of West Wheatfield Township, Indiana County. Friends received from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Kenneth N. Gray Funeral Home, Seward, where service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. James R. Myers. Interment, Bethel UP Church Cemetery.


Boring, Margareth Brett

Member of Germany Methodist Church and Robinson VFW's Ladies Auxiliary.

Feb. 13, 1999

Margareth Boring, 80, of New Florence RD 2 died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999 at Emerson Square Personal Care Home, Indiana. Mrs. Boring was born Nov. 27, 1918 in Robinson. She was a member of Germany United Methodist Church, West Wheatfield Twp. and the Robinson VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Her hobby was embroidering quilt patches for the Laurel Senior Citizens. She was preceded in death by her parents James and Minnie Penrose Brett, along with her husband Orville A. in 1991, her son Wesley, her brothers James and Dale, her sister Bebe Antonacci and a son-in-law Robert Scarff. Survivors include her daughter Dolores I. Scarff a daughter-in-law, Gloria Boring, both of New Florence RD 2; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; Also surviving are five sisters and brothers, Betty Potts and Jean Fulcomer, both of Robinson, Harold of Greensburg, Jack of North Bend, Wash. and Audean Hall of New Florence RD 2; Also her sister-in-law, Pearl Brett of Robinson. Services were held Tuesday at Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, Rev. R. Kenneth Keiper officiating. Interment followed in Germany Lutheran Cemetery, West Wheatfield Twp.


Boring, Mrs. Mary Ann

Sept. 23, 1904

BORING - Mrs. Mary Ann, 74, New Florence RD 2 died Dec. 28, 1978 at Lee Hospital, Born Sept. 23, 1904 in West Wheatfield Twp. daughter of the late Ralph and Anna (Baird) Boring. Preceded in death by sisters, Stella Hoffman, Flora McIntire, and Mervilla Closson; brothers William, Emanuel, Wilbert and Glenn and daughter Virginia Shomo. Survived by husband Merit E and these grandchildren; Sharon Baker, Seward RD 1; Charles Shomo, Windber; and Sally, New Florence RD 2 also four great-grandchildren. Sister of Mrs. Phyllis Detwiller and Floyd Boring, both of New Florence RD 2 and Violet Penrose, Blairsville RD 1. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Kenneth A Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, where service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Wesley Welmer. Interment Fairfield Cemetery.


Boring, Mary Catherine

Sept. 28, 2004

Retired from Laurel Valley Elementary School, she is survived by her brother.

Mary Catherine Boring 69 of Bolivar died Sept. 28, 2004 at UPMC Lee Regional. Born June 28, 1935 in Johnstown, she was the daughter of late Sherman B. and Mary Ellen (Muir) Boring. Mrs. Boring was a retired employee of Ligonier Valley School District, Laurel Valley Elementary School also having worked in the Bolivar and Marker buildings. She is survived by a brother, Ronald Boring, married to Linda Webster, Homer City; also several aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends A grave site service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Fairfield Cemetery, with Jack Prentice officiating. Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral home, New Florence, was in charge of the arrangements.


Boring, Mary Ellen

June 1, 1995

BORING - Mary Ellen 78, 726 Lincoln St. Bolivar died June 1, 1995 at home. Born May 26, 1917 in Cresson, daughter of late George and Martha (Hart) Muir. Preceded in death by husband Sherman B Boring in 1968 and brother, > John Muir. Survived by these children; Mary Catherine Boring and Ronald P Boring, both of Bolivar. Sister of Martha Florence Short, Della M. Zimmerman and Katherine Burkett all of Bolivar and Stella Bowers and Nora Gardner, both of Blairsville. Retired matron from Ligonier Valley School District, Laurel Valley High School. Graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Blairsville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers family requests donations be made to Tri-Community Ambulance Service, P.O. Box D, Bolivar, Pa 15923.


Boring, Merit E.

June 17, 1993

Merit E. 92, New Florence RD 2 died June 17, 1993 in New Alexandria, Pa. son of late Oliver and Katy (Smith) Boring. Preceded in death by wife, former Mary Ann Boring ; daughter, Virginia Marie Shomo; and sister Hazel Boring. Survived by these grandchildren, Charles Shomo, Franklinton, N.C.; Sharon Baker, Seward RD 2; and Sally Nelson, Ligonier, also six great grandchildren. Retired employee of former Pennsylvania Railroad with 47 years' service. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, where service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Blair McCauley. Interment, West Fairfield Cemetery.


Boring, Mrs. Nora Agnes

Dec. 17, 1984

Mrs. Nora Agnes Boring, 70, New Florence RD 2 died Dec. 17 1984 at Lee Hospital. Born Oct. 21, 1914 in West Wheatfield Twp. daughter of late John and Eliza (Riffle) Leary. Preceded in death by two grandchildren, three sisters and two brothers, Survived by husband Harold A Boring, and these Children; Harold Eugene, New Florence RD 1; Louise Waterhouse, Seward; and Gladys I Shetler, Arnold and Amy E Critchfield all of New Florence RD 2; Shirley A Stiffey, Bolivar and Janet M McGinnis, Warren, Ohio; also 29 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and 11 step grandchildren. Sister of Elzie Leary, Seward. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m.Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Kenneth a Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence where service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. James N. Shaver Jr. Interment Bethel Cemetery.


Boring, Oscar M.

Feb. 24, 1997

Oscar M. Boring, 61 of Ligonier RD 2, died Monday Feb. 24, 1997. He was born Sept. 9, 1935 in Seward, a son of Lloyd S Boring of New Florence RD 1 and the late Emma Jane Penrose Boring. Before his retirement, he had been employed as an electrician by Teledyne Allvac in Latrobe. In his spare time he shared his love of the outdoors with his family by engaging in camping, fishing, and hunting with them. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a sister, Cora Hess. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife of 42 years, Roseann Benito Boring; three daughters, Rosalyn (Mrs. James) Gamble of Donegal, Shelly Silk of Youngwood, and Wendy (Mrs. Robert) Shaulis of Youngstown; Four sons, Oscar R. and his wife, Teresa Boring of Bolivar RD 1, Daniel A Boring of New Florence RD 1, Patrick J. and his wife, Tammy Boring of Blairsville RD 3 , and Robert P. Boring of Slippery Rock; 10 grandchildren; a great granddaughter; a sister, Alberta Hepner of Jamesville, Md; and two brothers, Lewis S and Leroy S. Boring, both of New Florence RD 1. Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at the J. Paul McCracken Funeral Home Inc., Ligonier, with the Rev. Bertha H. Hironimus officiating. Interment was private.


Boring, Roger Wesley

Jan.21, 1994

Boring, Roger Wesley, 47 New Florence RD 2 died Jan. 21, 1994, at Lee Hospital. Born Sept. 7, 1947 in Johnstown, son of Orville A. and Margareath (Penrose) Boring. Preceded in death by father. Survived by mother, Margareath Boring, New Florence RD 2; wife, former Gloria G. Rodkey, New Florence RD 2 and these children: Douglas married to former Tricia Kuhn, Fredericksburg, Va.; and Amy and Dustin at home. Brother of Dolores, wife of Robert Scarff, New Florence RD 2. Member of Germany United Methodist Church. Veteran of Vietnam Conflict. Member of Charles Sutton American Legion Post 128. Bolivar. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. R. Kenneth Keiper. Interment, Germany Lutheran Cemetery. Graveside military rite by local veteran's organizations.


Boring, Ronald A.

Sept. 18, 2005

BORING, Ronald A. 66, New Florence died Sept. 18, 2005 at home. Born Aug. 8, 1939, in West Wheatfield Twp., the son of the late Val E. Boring and Esther I. (Horner) Boring McClain. Also preceded in death by stepfather, John S. McClain, and son Donald L. Boring. Survived by children, Jody R. Sasthav, and husband, Mohan, Cincinnati, Ohio; Val G. Boring, Middletown, Md.; and Dale A. Boring, and wife, Tina, Chester, Va.; grandchildren, Kayla and Benjamin Boring; Derek and Colin Sasthav; and Bethanie and Matthew Boring. Brother of Robert E. Boring, Robinson; Norman D. Boring, Clymer; Connie I. (McClain) Constantino, Blairsville; and John S. McClain, Marion, Ohio. Retired employee of Pennsylvania Electric Co., Seward Generating Station, Member of IBEW. Patron and volunteer at Indiana Ice Center. Wild animal and outdoor enthusiast. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. R. Kenneth Keiper. Interment, Germany Lutheran Cemetery.


Boring, Roy C.

March 3, 1984

Roy C. Boring 90 of New Florence died Saturday March 3, 1984 at Mercy Hospital, Altoona. Mr. Boring was born Jan. 6, 1894 in West Wheatfield Twp., Indiana County, son of James and Anna Frain Boring. He was a World War I veteran, and a member of Duane Boring VFW Post 9310, Robinson, and Hood-Vanatt American Legion Post 307, New Florence. Survivors include children Hazel Eckman, Avonmore, Marie Spack, Leona Yeager and Herbert, all of New Florence, James, Robinson and Chester, Albion, N.Y.; 19 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Brendlinger, Ridgway; Also surviving are two brothers, Seward and Kenneth both of New Florence RD 2. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel; a son, Homer; daughters Delnora Baker and Doris Baird; three brothers and two sisters. Services were held Wednesday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, Rev. James R. Myers officiating. Interment followed in Bethel Cemetery, Clyde.


Boring, Sarah Elizabeth

Sept. 21, 2002

BORING, Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzy" 91, Robinson, died Sept. 21, 2002 at home. Born Dec. 24, 1910 in Blacklick, daughter of late Samuel Wissinger and Margaret Jane Clark. Also preceded in death by husband, Simon Richard "Dick" Boring; daughters, Evelyn and Rita Boring; great granddaughter, Amanda Burkett; and brothers and sisters; Mary Fletcher, Ethel Henderson, Mabel Askins, Ann Chero, Rose Lear, Chrissie Reddecliff, Richard Thompson, Jim Thompson, Scott Thompson, Russell Thompson, Ralph Thompson and Herman Thompson. Survived by children, Col. Harry, married to Elaine Cruickshank, New Florence; Margaret "Peggy" wife of Tom Pyda, Blacklick; Ira Leroy "Bing" married to Betty Penrose, West Bolivar; and Scottie, Robinson; 14 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren. Member of Bolivar Community Bible Church; Duane Boring Post 9310, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Robinson; Charles Sutton American Legion Post 128 Ladies Auxiliary, Bolivar; Tri Community Ambulance Service Auxiliary DAR, Council 88; and Armagh, Bolivar and Laurel Valley Senior Citizen Groups. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, where service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Pastor Rex R. Lichtenfels. Interment, Penn View Mount Tabor Cemetery.


Boring, Thomas L.

March 21, 2006

BORING -Thomas L., 82, New Florence, died Monday, March 21, 2006, at Allegheny Lutheran Home, Johnstown. Born Oct. 1, 1923, in Huff, son of the late Seward and Ina (Brendlinger) Boring. Preceded in death by wife, Betty Ruth (Lohr) Boring; grandson, Tommy Shank; and brothers, Clair and Blair Boring. Survived by children, Kevin L., and wife, Lisa (Bartow) Boring, Wichita Falls, Texas, and Linda Marsh, Blairsville; granddaughter, Tammy; and brothers, Wade Boring, Murrysville, and George Boring, Philadelphia. World War II U.S. Army veteran. Member of New Florence United Methodist Church. Retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp., Johnstown Plant. Friends received from 1 until time of service at 2 p.m. Friday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, Dr. Floyd A. Hall. Interment, Bethel Cemetery.


Boring, Vinnie Jane

May 31, 1993

Vinnie Jane (Mrs. James T) Boring 88 of New Florence RD 2 died Monday May 31, 1993 at Conemaugh Hospital, Johnstown. She was born Sept. 5, 1904 in West Wheatfield Twp. , Indiana county, a daughter of the late Leslie Earl and Susan (Lichtenfels) Penrose. She was a member of Germany United Methodist Church and Laurel Valley Senior Citizens. She was preceded in death by her Husband James T. Boring in 1966 a son Robert Dean; an infant son; grandsons, Kenneth Boring, Raymond Dennis Gregovich and a great grandson Jeremy Boujon. She is survived by the following sons and daughters. Emma (Mrs. Arthur) Rex of Seward RD 2; Dora E (Mrs. Paul) Henderson of New Florence; Eugene T of New Florence RD 2; Harry E of New Florence RD 1; Janet M (Mrs. Raymond) Clawson of New Florence RD 2; Joan C (Mrs. Boyd) Payne of Blairsville RD 1 and Samuel L of New Florence RD 2. 28 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; three sisters, Nora Muir of Blairsville RD 4, Pearl Krebs of Robinson; and Erma Rodkey of New Florence RD 2 and three brothers, Fred Penrose of Robinson, Russell Penrose of Windber and George Penrose of New Florence RD 2. Friends were received at the Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, where services were held Friday with the Rev. Kenneth S. Custer officiating. Burial was in Germany Lutheran Cemetery.


Boring, Walter H.

April 2, 1973

BORING - Walter H. 59 Robinson, died April 2, 1973 at Lee Hospital, Johnstown. Born May 30, 1913 in Fairfield Township son of Charles and Mary (Yeager) Boring. Preceded in death by parents and brothers Jennings, Sherman, Arthur C. and Archie. Survived by brother Charles Clark, Robinson. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Edward J. Speidel Funeral Home, Bolivar, where service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday the Rev. Daniel Chow officiating. Interment, Fairfield Cemetery.


Boring, Winfred M.

April 29, 1979

Winfred Michael Boring, 77 of Box 71, Robinson died Sunday April 29, 1979 at Mercy Hospital Johnstown. Mr. Boring was born Jan. 10, 1902 in Crabtree a son of the late Abraham L and Martha (Timmeney) Boring. He was a former employee of Johnstown Association for the Blind and a member of Free Methodist Church of Robinson. Mr. Boring was preceded in death by brothers, Earl and Duane. He is survive by these sisters; Mrs. Beatrice Gibson of Bolivar; Mrs. Mary Belle Lear of Robinson; Mrs. Florence Boring of Robinson; Mrs. Pauline Leary of New Florence RD 2; Mrs. Alberta Donahue of Robinson; Mrs. Sylvia Kennison of Smithfield; Mrs. Grace Howsare of Bedford; and Mrs. Hilda Rodkey of Nanty Glo; and nephews, Raymond Boring of Blairsville RD 4 and John Ellsworth of Xenia, Ohio. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday at the Free Methodist Church, Robinson, with the Rev. Howard Houston officiating. Arrangements by Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence. Burial followed in the Bethel Cemetery.


Bossart, Nancy J.

Feb.15, 2000

Nancy J. Bossart, 64, formerly of Connellsville, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born in Mt. Pleasant, Oct. 3, 1935, a daughter of the late Robert T. and Mary Griffith Black. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Bossart Sr.; six brothers, Homer W. Black, Robert C. Black, Harrold H. Black, Ross W. Black, Albert N. Black, and Paul Black; and a sister, Ida S. Bish. Survived by six children, Mrs. Ken (Carole) Bair of Jeannette, Robert Bossart and wife, Sue, of Alverton, William E. Bossart Jr. of Duquesne, David K. Bossart and wife, Lisa, of Madison, Ohio, Noah L. Bossart and wife, Lois, of Connellsville, and Jayne M. Bossart of Scottdale; 14 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three brothers, Donald W. Black of Ohio, Dean E. Black of Rochester, N.Y., and Alan D. Black of Mt. Pleasant; four sisters, Mary L. Lessman of Mt. Pleasant, Lorraine Lukas of Greensburg, Edith "Judy" Baker and Shirley M. Febinger, both of Texas. She worked at the Hill's Department Store in Uniontown. Friends will be received at the C. Richard McCauley FuneralL Home Inc., Youngwood, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Friday with interment to follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park.


Bowers, Philson M.

Sept. 13, 1980

Philson M. Bowers, 59 of Bolivar died Saturday, Sept. 13, 1980, at his home. Mr. Bowers was born Aug. 18, 1921 in Robinson a son of the late William and Esther (Myers) Bowers. Mr Bowers is survived by his wife Gertrude (Betz) Bowers, and these Children: Barry of New Florence RD 2; Mrs. Phyllis Cramer of Rockwood RD 2; Mrs. Barbara Wagner of Oklahoma; Mrs. Becky Jopah of Oregon, and eight grandchildren. He was a brother of Mrs. Olive Manges of Hollsopple, Mrs. Jean Rallis of Ariz., Mrs. Tressa Miller of Indiana and Mrs. Laura Jean Garland of Robinson. Funeral services were held Monday in the Edward J. Speidel Funeral Home, Bolivar with the Rev. R. Kenneth Keiper officiating. Burial was in Westview Cemetery.


Bowser, Benjamin F.

Johnstown Tribune May 3, 1926

EXPIRED LAST NIGHT

Deceased was Son of Isaac Bowser and Was Born in Taylor Township in 1869. Benjamin Franklin Bowser whose health had been impaired for the last few months died at his home in Bowserdale, West Taylor Twp. at 8 o'clock last evening aged 56 years and seven months. His death was due to lung trouble. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at the Bowserdale Evangelical Church by the pastor the Rev. J. M. Sanders with interment in Benshoff Hill Cemetery. Benjamin F. Bowser was born on the Bowser farm in Bowserdale, Taylor Township in the fall of 1869 and was a son of Isaac Bowser, one of the settlers in that district. Isaac Bowser's death occurred there about 82 years ago. Benjamin Bowser was a brother of Bryan Bowser of West Taylor Twp. and Adolphus Bowser of Dilltown, Indiana County and was a half brother of George Bowser of Decker ave. and Mrs Margaret McMillen of Spring street, Morrellville. The deceased and Mrs. Nancy Mitchell daughter of Mr and Mrs Philip Mitchell were married in Conemaugh in 1897 by the Rev. I. E. Baviland of the Evangelical Association. Mrs. Bowser survives her husband with these sons and daughters; Isaac Bowser of Pole Hollow, and Mary. Daniel , Emanuel, Nora, Rose, Benjamin, Thomas, Alma, Melda, Harry and Angeline all at home. Benjamin F Bowser was for a number of years employed in the Franklin plant of the Cambria Steel Works.


Bowser, Chester C.

Johnstown Tribune Aug. 20, 1928

Chester Calvin Bowser aged 23 months, son of Morrell and Minnie (Ribblett) Bowser of 347 Butler Ave. Morrellville died at 9:15 o'clock last night at Memorial Hospital. Death was due to Tubercular Meningitis. He had been ill 16 days. In addition to his parents the child is survived by two sisters, Melvina and Ruby and one brother Milford Bowser. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 Wednesday at the residence in charge of the Rev. J. H. Boozer, Bowserdale.


Bowser, Edna

March 30, 2001

Edna I. Bowser 87 of Indiana died Friday March 30, 2001 at the Scenery Hill Manor Nursing Home. The daughter of Michael B. and Anna Wagner was born Aug. 1, 1913, in Heshbon. Mrs. Bowser lived most of her life in Indiana, where she was a homemaker and attended the Penn Run and Indiana Wesleyan Methodist churches. Surviving are two sons; Donald E. Bowser, Bellview Fla. and David D. Bowser, Summerfield, Fla. three daughters; Dorothy I. Strum, West Chester, Pa. Deloris I. Mansel, Phoenix and Donna M. Fishel, Kersey; one sister, Florence Oliver, Indiana; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, David S. Bowser; three sons; Clair D., Doyle G., and Doren W. Bowser; and numerous brothers and sisters. Friends will be received Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. the time of the service at Robinson-Lytle Inc. the Revs. Robert E. Boughner, John A. Treese and Dr. David W. Bowser will officiate. Interment will follow in Germany Lutheran Cemetery in Robinson.


Bowser, Isaac

Johnstown Tribune June 3, 1963

BOWSER -- Isaac 63 , 64 Cooper Avenue, died morning of June 2, 1963 at Memorial Hospital. Born Oct. 10, 1899 in Johnstown son of Benjamin and Nancy (Mitchell) Bowser. Survived by widow former Minnie Ribblet, and these Children; Mrs Elmer Rhodes, East Aurora, N Y ; Mrs Ralph Doell, Cramer; Milford, Savage, Minn. and Mrs Robert King, Columbus, Ohio also 9 grandchildren; Brother of Emanuel, Nora, Benjamin, Thomas, Alma, Melda, Harry and Angeline. Pensioner of Johnstown Plant, Bethlehem Steel Co. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at A. A. Wagner Funeral Home. Service there at 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. William West. Interment Benshoff Hill Cemetery.


Bowser, Isaac B. Is Dead

Well- Known Civil War Veteran Passed Away in West Taylor This Forenoon. Funeral on Friday

Isaac B. Bowser who served two enlistments in the Rebellion, died at his home in West Taylor Township shortly before noon to-day, in his seventy-eighth year. He is survived by his daughters together with a number of grandchildren. The funeral will take place at noon on Friday from the church on Benshoff Hill, where the Rev. W. E. Bassett will have charge of the services. The funeral will be held under the auspices of Emory Fisher Post 30, G. A. R. of which Mr. Bowser was a member.

Johnstown Tribune May 11, 1905

Isaac B. Bowser who died shortly before noon yesterday at his home in West Taylor Township was born in Blair County in March 1828 and was a brother of David Bowser who is still a resident of that county. Isaac Bowser came to Johnstown over fifty years ago and had since resided in this vicinity. He was a carpenter by trade and worked in that capacity for the Cambria Iron Company soon after that concern began operations here in 1853. The greater part of his life was spent in farming in West Taylor Township. The cause of his death was cancer. He had been confined to his home since Christmas. The deceased was married twice, the first time to Kate Stombaugh, a sister of John Stombaugh, of Coopersdale, and the second time to Rose Ann Smith. His first wife died about forty years ago. He is survived by his second wife and the following children: William F of Morrellville; Jacob L of Kansas City, MO., Jane wife of George Leadbeater of Morrellville and Margaret wife of Arthur McMillen of West Taylor Township children of the first union: Benjamin, Adolphus Grant, and Bryan Morrell Bowser, of West Taylor Township children of the second union. Isaac B. Bowser served two enlistments in the Rebellion, the first in Company A. One Hundred and Thirty-Third Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, under Capt Abraham Kopelln having enlisted for nine months in August 1862. the second one was in Company K One Hundred and Eighty-Seventh Regiment P V under Capt. George G. Lovett, he enlisted in this regiment in May 1864. this regiment was for the funeral obsequles of President Lincoln in April 1865. it was assigned to the head of the procession on its way from the B & O Station to Independence Hall, Philadelphia and was left as guard of honor while the remains lay in state in the Quaker City. Mr. Bowser was a member of Emory Fisher Post 30, Grand Army of the Republic and was identified with the Garfield Street Evangelical Church in Morrellville. The funeral will take place at 12 o'clock Friday when the Rev. William E Bassett, pastor of the Evangelical Church will conduct the obsequles at the church on Benshoff Hill. The remains will be laid to rest in the church cemetery. The officers of Emory Fisher Post will have charge of the funeral.


Bowser, Mrs. Mary Is Called By Death

Succumbs Following Emergency Operation; Husband in Hospital

Admitted to Memorial Hospital two days after her husband underwent an operation there, Mrs. Mary (McMahon) Bowser 49 wife of J. Frank Bowser of New Florence, died at the Eighth Ward institution about 1 o'clock yesterday morning. Mr. Bowser, also 49 years of age was admitted to the hospital last Monday and underwent an operation on Tuesday. He is to return home today. His wife was admitted on Thursday suffering of a complication of ailments. Her condition was regarded as critical on her admission and on Saturday afternoon she underwent an emergency operation from which she failed to rally. Mr. and Mrs. Bowser formerly resided in Johnstown. Surviving the deceased in addition to her husband are two children; Sarah and Leroy, both at home; three brothers, John McMahon of C Street, Johnstown; Peter McMahon of New Kensington and James McMahon of Cresson; Two sisters, Mrs. Samuel Witt of St. Clair Road and Miss Emma McMahon of Pittsburgh, and her step-father Fred Clevenger of Belsano. While a resident of Johnstown Mrs. Bowser was a member of the First Evangelical Church. Funeral Services will be conducted at the Bowser home in New FLorence on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. the services will be in charge of Rev. Norman Koehler Sr., pastor of the New Florence church.

Obit of Mary:

Admitted two days after her husband J Frank underwent an operation, Mary of New Florence died at the Eight Ward institution about 1 o'clock on Nov. 11, 1934, after an emergency operation from which she failed to rally. She was member of the First Evangelical church.


Bowser, Milford D.

Johnstown Tribune July 10, 1999

BOWSER-- Milford D., Savage Minn. formerly of Johnstown died Jan. 21, 1999. Born June 5, 1928 in Johnstown son of Isaac Morrell and Minnie (Ribblett) Bowser. Preceded in death by parents, daughter, brother and sister. Survived by wife, Mary (Kehoe) Bowser six children, 21 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also survived by sisters Ruby Doell, Cramer and Shirley King, Columbus Ohio. Funeral services will be in Minnesota.


Bowser, Mrs. Minnie

Johnstown Tribune June 21, 1971

BOWSER Mrs. Minnie 78 , 64 Cooper Ave. died June 20, 1971 at Memorial Hospital. Born April 22, 1893, in West Taylor Twp. daughter of George and Sarah (Rager) Ribblet. Preceded in death by husband Isaac Morrell Bowser; daughter, Melvina Rhodes and son, Chester. Survived by two daughters Mrs. Ruby Doell, Cramer, Pa' and Mrs Shirley King, Columbus, Ohio and son Milford, Savage, Minn; also nine grandchildren. Member of Fairfield Avenue EUB Church. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the A. A. Wagner Funeral Home where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Martin Bell. Interment Benshoff Hill Cemetery.


Bowser, Mrs. Nancy E.

Johnson Tribune 1944

Mrs. Nancy E. Bowser 63 who had been ill for the past seven weeks died last midnight at the home of her daughter, Alma, wife of William Adams, Johnstown, RD 2 Conemaugh Twp. Mrs. Bowser was the widow of Benjamin Franklin Bowser, who died 18 years ago. She was born in West Taylor Twp., a daughter of Philip and Martha (Bowser) Mitchell both deceased. Surviving are nine children--Isaac 38 1/2 Cooper Ave.; Emanuel and Benjamin, West Taylor Twp.; Nora, wife of N. E. Constable, Davidsville; Mrs. Alma Adams, mentioned: Melda wife of Harry Adams, Ipana, Ill' Thomas, Lower Yoder Twp; Angeline at home,and Pvt. Harry W with the Army in North Africa. Four children Mary, Daniel, Rose and Elda preceded Mrs. Bowser in death. She also leaves 15 grandchildren and four brothers and two sisters -- Jonathan and James Mitchell, West Taylor Twp. Albert, Morrell Pl William, Jackson Twp. Mrs. Elda Kaufman, Windber and Mrs. Elizabeth Kaufman, York. Friends may pay their respects at the Isaac Bowser home 381/2 Cooper Ave. the deceased was a member of the Bowserdale Evangelical Church, where funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon . In charge of Rev. J. M. Miller. Interment will be in the Benshoff Hill Cemetery under the direction of S. J. Conway.


Bowser, Mrs. Rosanna Smith

Johnstown Tribune April 29, 1911

Aged West Taylor Township Woman Passes Away After an Illness lasting Six Weeks.

Mrs. Rosanna Smith Bowser widow of Isaac B. Bowser died this morning at 4:10 o'clock at the Bowser homestead in West Taylor Township after an illness lasting six weeks aged seventy-eight years and five months. The deceased was a daughter of Peter and Anna Smith and was born near Osterburg, Bedford County. She was one of a family of five children and is the third of the number to pass away. Her surviving brother is Samuel Smith of Osterburg and Mrs. Hannah Young of Ryat is a sister. The deceased was married twice the first time to Aaron Bowser who was killed in an accident in West Taylor Township about fifty years ago.The second husband was Isaac B Bowser brother of Aaron Bowser and he died below Coopersdale about six years ago. Both husbands were Union soldiers during the Rebellion. Mrs. Bowser is survived by the following children: George C Bowser of Decker Avenue, Mrs. Elizabeth Clevenger of the Nine-tenth Ward; Benjamin F, Adolphus G, and Bryan M Bowser all of West Taylor Township. She is also survived by thirty grandchildren and twenty- two great-grandchildren. The funeral will take place on Monday. The remains will be lifted at noon and services are to be held in the Benshoff Hill Church of the Brethren at 1:30 o'clock by the Rev. W. E. Bassett, pastor of the Franklin-street Evangelical Church, Interment will be made in the church cemetery.


Boyles, Denver J.

Oct. 19, 1989

Denver J Boyles 88 of Robinson RD 1 died Thursday Oct. 19, 1989 at Mercy Hospital Johnstown. He was born Oct. 31, 1900 in Robinson a son of the late Andrew and Della (Lichtenfels) Boyles. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church Robinson. Before his retirement, he was employed as a trackman for Conrail for over 47 years. He was preceded in death by his wife Janet (Muir) Boyles; a sister Edith McDowell and a grandson Ronald Burkett. He is survived by a daughter, Nora Jean Burkett and a son, Orval D. Boyles both of Robinson DR 1; five grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and a great great grandson. Funeral services were held Saturday at the J. Paul McCracken Funeral Home, Bolivar with the Rev. Dr. Richard Schoenleber Officiating. Bural was in Blairsville Cemetery.


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BRACOVICH, Joseph

Newspaper: Adams Memorial Library Microfilm

Submitters Name: Donald Buncie

Obit: Joseph Bracovich, 54, of Salem Twp., New Alexandria, RD 2, died Friday morning in the Jeanette Memorial Hospital. Employe of Westmoreland Glass Co. of Jeanette. Born Jan. 27, 1916, son of Mrs. Anna Bracovich, New Alexandria, and the late Michael Bracovich. Surviving in addition to his mother are his widow, Mrs. Emma Loughner Bracovich; sons Ronald, Jeanette; Joseph Jr., Delmont; three grandchildren; sister, Mrs. John (Mary) Koynok, Hannastown; brother George, New Alexandria. Friends are being received at the M. Wallace-Felton Funeral Home, New Alexandria, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. daily. Funeral Mass in the St. James Catholic Church, New Alexandria, 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Thomas G. Rinn officiating. Interment in Calvary Hill Cemetery. (Obit: 4/17/1970)


Brett, Dale

April 25, 1994

Dale M. Brett. 69 Robinson died Monday, April 25, 1994 at the Regional Hospice in Windber. Born Oct. 21, 1924 in Robinson he was the son of James H. and Minnie Penrose Brett. Prior to his retirement he was employed by the former Garfield Refractories and was most recently a custodian for the United School District. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Robinson. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army and he was a charter member of Robinson VFW Post 9310 and also was a member of the Bolivar American Legion Post 128. Surviving are his wife Mildred Pearl Altimus Brett; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Patricia) Shimko, Perry, Ohio, three sons, Dale M. Brett Jr. and wife Bonnie of Bolivar; Steven J. Brett and wife Kay, Indiana RD 5; and William B. Brett and wife Joyce, Robinson; nine grandchildren, five sisters; Margareath Boring, New Florence RD 2, Betty Potts, Robinson, Jean Fulcomer, Robinson, Bebe Antonacci, Ligonier, and Audean Hall, New Florence RD 2 and two brothers, Harold Brett, Bolivar and Jack Brett, Renton, Wash. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James C. Brett. Friends will be received from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the J. Paul McCracken Funeral home in Bolivar. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Zion Lutheran Church in Robinson. The Rev. Allyn K. Giuffre will officiate and interment will be in the Germany Lutheran Cemetery at New Florence. Memorials may be made to the Tri-County Ambulance Association of Bolivar or the Regional Hospice, Windber.


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Buckles, Betty (Henderson), Mrs.

May 12, 1968

BUCKLES - Betty (Henderson), 41, Bolivar RD 1, died May 12, 1968 at Lee Hospital, Johnstown, daughter of Alice (Muir) Henderson, West Bolivar, and the late George Henderson. Widow of Donald E. Buckles. Mother of Bonnie Gratosky, Gary and James all of Bolivar RD 1 ; also survived by three grandchildren. Sister of Ora Lear, Bolivar; Florence Decker; New Florence; Boyd, New Florence RD 2 and Roy and John both of West Bolivar. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Edward J. Speidel Funeral Home, Bolivar, where service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Richard Lear Interment Fort Palmer Cemetery.


Bunca, Donald J

Newspaper: Adams Memorial Library Microfilm

Submitters Name: Donald Buncie

Obit: Donald J. Bunca, 67, of Donegal died Sunday, April 6, 2003, in Latrobe Area Hospital. Born Nov. 22, 1935, in Bradenville, he was a son of the late Paul Sr. and Anna (Malanofsky) Buncie. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Paul T Buncie. Surviving are two brothers, Michael Bunca of Latrobe and Leonard Buncie of Youngstown; three sisters, Martha McCabe of Ohio, Marie Kuhns of New Jersey and Betty Rugh of Youngwood, and a number of nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitations. Arrangements are being handled by John J. Lopatich Funeral Home Inc., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Services and interment are private.


George Bunca

Contributed by Donald Buncie

Date: 04/12/1944

Obit: George Bunca, aged 76 years, 6 months and 14 days, died at the home of his son, Paul Bunca, at Bradenville, at 5:30 o'clock this morning, (04/12/1944), as the result of complications.

The deceased was born in Austria on September 29, 1867, and had been living in the United States for the past 68 years. For the past eight years he was retired as an employee of one of the local steel mills. Previously, he was a blacksmith. His wife preceded him in death two years ago.

He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Anna Sherba, of Latrobe; Mrs. Nellie Quitko, of Latrobe; Mrs. Margaret Toth, of Latrobe; Paul Bunca, of Bradenville; Mrs. Mary Lalla, of Camden, N.J.; Mrs. Susan Herazo, of RD 1, Derry; George Bunca and John Bunca, both of Bradenville. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Steve Snyder of Hazelton; Mrs. Nellie Bunca, of New York City, N.Y.; and Mrs. Mary Smetanko, of Cleveland, Ohio. Forty-nine grand-children and thirty-one great grand-children also survive.

Friends and relatives will be received at the home of his son, Paul Bunca, in Bradenville, until time of the funeral Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, in St. Rose's Church, Bradenville. Interment will follow in the St Rose cemetery. (Adam's Memorial Library microfilm)


Mrs. Zuzanna Bunca

Contributed by Donald Buncie

Date: 04/18/1942

Obit: Mrs. Zuzanna Bunca, aged 77, died at her home in Bradenville at 9:45 p.m. yesterday ( 04/17/1942) of complications. Born in Austria on August 11, 1864, Mrs. Bunca came to the United States 61 years ago and had lived in Bradenville and Latrobe for the past 21 years. Surviving are her husband, George, and the following children: Mrs. Anna Shearback, Mrs. Nellie Quitko and Margaret Bunca, all of Latrobe; Mrs. Susie Razo, of Latrobe R.D. 3; Mrs. Mary Lalla, Camden, N.J.; and George, John and Paul, all of Bradenville. Forty-nine grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a.m. Following a requiem high mass at the St. Rose Catholic Church, Bradenville. Interment will be made at the St. Rose Cemetery. (Adam's Memorial Library microfilm


BUNCIE, Barbara M

Newspaper: Adams Memorial Library Microfilm

Submitters Name: Donald Buncie

Obit: Barbara M. Buncie, 47, of Bradenville died Wednesday, Oct 8, 1986, in Latrobe Area Hospital. Born March 11, 1939, in Bradenville, she was a daughter of George T. Buncie Sr. of Bradenville and the late Thelma A. Dias Buncie. She was a member of St. Rose Roman Catholic Church and the Jednota Lodge, both of Latrobe. In addition to her father, she is survived by four brothers, Donald E. of Latrobe RD 4, George T of Latrobe, Roy of Jersey City, N.J., and Richard Buncie of Bradenville; two sisters, Mrs. James (Margaret) Knupp of Luxor and Evelyn Buncie of Bradenville, and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in John J Lopatich Funeral Home, 601 Weldon St. Latrobe. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Rose Roman Catholic Church, Latrobe, with the Rev. Julius Stefurosky, her pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Rose Cemetery, Latrobe.


Buncie, Betty June (FORSHA)

Newspaper: Adams Memorial Library Microfilm

Submitters Name: Donald Buncie

Obit: Mrs. Donald E. Buncie, 61, of Latrobe RD 4 died Tuesday, July 11, 1989, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born June 16, 1928, in Unity Township, a daughter of Estelle Marks Forsha of Latrobe RD 5 and the late Walter E Forsha. She was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church of Lawson Heights and White Shrine of Jerusalem of Greensburg and a past matron and member of the order of Eastern Star, Chapter 21 of Latrobe. She was co-founder of Cub Pack 301 of Latrobe and a 21-year member of the Boy Scouts of America. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband and three sons, Donald E. Jr., David D. and Dennis J.; two brothers Walter E Jr., and Ronald; a sister Nancy; nine grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Service will be held at 11 am Friday in Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Interment will be in St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Youngstown.


BUNCIE, Sr., Donald Eugene

Newspaper: Greensburg Tribune

Submitters Name: Donald Buncie

Obit: Donald E. Buncie, 81, of Irwin, formerly of Latrobe and Venice, Fla., died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at home. He was born Aug. 30, 1927, in Hempfield Township, a son of the late George and Thelma Dias Buncie and was also preceded in death by his first wife, Betty June (Forsha) Buncie; and siblings, George, Richard "Dick" and Barbara Buncie. He was a retired purchasing manager for Hanlon & Wilson Co., Jeannette, a former supervisor for Vulcan Mold & Iron Co., Latrobe, and attended Drexel University. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin, and charter member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Latrobe, a member of Venice Lodge No. 301 and Shidle Lodge No. 601, Free and Accepted Masons, Tall Cedars of Lebanon and the National Slovak Society. Mr. Buncie was a scoutmaster for the Cub and Boy Scouts with Cub Scout Pack 301 and Boy Scout Troops 306 and 982, a Navy and Marine veteran of the Korean War who was held prisoner of war for 13 months and received the Purple Heart and was a member of the American Legion of Latrobe and the VFW of Pleasant Unity. Surviving are his wife, Mildred A. "Millie" (Lehosky) Fulmer Buncie; children, Donald E. Buncie Jr., of China, David D. (Sheila) Buncie, of Ligonier Township, and Dennis J (Debbie) Buncie, of Ocala, Fla.; stepchildren, Becky Jo Kemerer, of Westmoreland City, and Gary (Sharon) Fulmer, of Greensburg; grandchildren, Donald III and Benjamin Buncie, Monica Shoemaker, Jennifer Peterson, Michele Burrow and Todd, Jason, Jeff and Daniel Buncie; stepgrandchildren, Eric, Gary and Rick Roberts, Steve and Jonathan Kemerer, Rachel Fulmer and Craig Kerfonta; nine great-grandchildren and three great-stepgrandchildren; siblings, Roy Buncie, of New Jersey, Evelyn Buncie, of Bradenville, and Margaret "Peg" Knupp, of Bovard; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday with Dr. Clifton J. Suehr officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Youngstown. Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.

Those wishing may contribute to Excela Health Hospice at Jeannette, 600 Jefferson Ave., Jeannette, PA 15644 or Westmoreland County Food Bank, 100 Devonshire Drive, Delmont, PA 15626.


BUNCIE, Evelyn L

Newspaper: Greensburg Tribune

Submitters Name: Donald Buncie

Obit: Evelyn L. Buncie, 77, of Bradenville, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. She was born Dec. 21, 1932, in Bradenville, a daughter of the late George T. Sr. and Thelma A. (Dias) Buncie. Evelyn was a member of St. Rose Church and had been an avid follower of the local band, Saddle Up. Besides her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald, George Jr. and Richard Buncie; and a sister, Barbara Buncie. She is survived by a daughter, Linda M. Buncie, of Bradenville; a brother, Roy Buncie and his wife, Carole, of Jersey City, N.J.; a sister, Margaret Knupp and her husband, James, of Luxor; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. There will be a blessing service at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. William P. Donahue officiating. Interment in St. Rose Cemetery.


Buncie, George T

Newspaper: Adams Memorial Library Microfilm

Submitters Name: Donald Buncie

George T Buncie, 63, of Bradenville died Monday, May 2, 1994, at his home. He was born Jan 24, 1931, in Millwood, a son of the late George T. Buncie Sr. and Thelma A. Dias Buncie. He was retired from Christ Hospital in Jersey City, NJ, and was a member of St Rose Roman Catholic Church, Derry Township. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Jean Bara Buncie; a son, Vincent; a daughter, Rose Buncie, and a sister, Barbara Buncie. Surviving are three brothers, Donald E. of Irwin, Roy of Jersey City and Richard of Bradenville; two sisters, Mrs. James (Margaret) Knupp of Luxor and Evelyn Buncie of Bradenville, and two grandchildren. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 pm Tuesday and 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm Wednesday in John J Lopatich Funeral Home Inc, 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 am Thursday in St. Rose Roman Catholic Church, Derry Township, with the Rev. James D. Tringhese as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Rose Cemetery, Derry Township. St. Rose Rosary Altar Christian Mothers will recite the rosary at 2 pm Wednesday in the funeral home.


Buncie, Sr., George T.

Newspaper: Adams Memorial Library Microfilm

Submitters Name: Donald Buncie

Obit: George T. Buncie, Sr., 85, of Bradenville, died Wednesday, March 2, 1988, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born April 11, 1902, in Latrobe, a son of the late George T. and Susan Buncie. He was a member of St. Rose Roman Catholic Church, a retired United Mineworker, an honorary member of the Derry Township Volunteer Fire Department at Bradenville and a member of the Jednota Lodge. He was predeceased by his wife, Thelma A. Dias Buncie, Jan. 24, 1982; one daughter, Barbara M., Oct 8, 1986; two brothers, Paul and John, and five sisters, Nellie Quitko, Margaret Toth, Anna Sherback, Susie Horazo and Mary Lalla. Surviving are four sons, Donald E. of Latrobe RD 4, George T. of Latrobe, Roy of Jersey City, N.J. And Richard of Bradenville; two daughters, Mrs, James (Margaret) Knupp of Luxor and Evelyn Buncie of Bradenville; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and a number of neices and nephews. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 pm Thursday and 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm on Friday in John J. Lopatich Funeral Home Inc., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 am Saturday in St. Rose Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Julius Stefurosky as celebrant. Interment will be in the church cemetery.


BUNCIE, Janet M.

Newspaper: Pittsburg Tribune

Submitters Name: Donald Buncie

Obit: Janet M. (LaVella) Buncie, 71, of Herminie, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011. She was born Aug. 9, 1939, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Anthony and Frances (Cividini) LaVella, and was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph M. Buncie Sr., whom she married on Valentine's Day in 1970, so that they could be "sweethearts forever." Jan was a proud graduate of Sewickley High School, class of 1957, and enjoyed organizing most of their subsequent class reunions. Jan also graduated from the Dale Carnegie Course and held several civic and community positions around Greensburg. Jan took pride in her Croatian and Italian heritage and was a social member of the Yukon Croatian Club. She was also passionate about music, specifically polkas. Jan was an active participant with the Band Parents Association at Greensburg Salem High School during the time her husband was the band director. She also served the Football Moms Association at Hempfield High School while her son played football. Jan worked at Westmoreland Mall at the Information Center. Jan and Joe retired to the Heron's Glen community in North Fort Myers, Fla., where she was anything but "retired." She busied herself by contributing to their local newspaper, organized weekly bingo and yearly Italian Day celebrations, and was an active member of First Assembly of God Church, Fort Myers. Upon her return to Pennsylvania, she became a member of the Word of Life Ministries, Greensburg. This devoted mother is survived by her children, Joseph M. "Mike" Buncie Jr., of Richmond, Va., Rebecca Cugliari, of Neshanic Station, N.J., Vikki Gilmore, of Moon Township, and Cassandra Buncie, of Pittsburgh; her grandchildren, who lovingly refer to her as "Nonnie," Eric Buncie, Joey and Alissa Cugliari, and Amanda and Sarah Gilmore; siblings, twin sister, Joanie, of Herminie, Robert LaVella, of Irwin, and Antoinette Smith, of Irwin; also many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. The family would like to thank Dr. Christopher Rihn (Greensburg) and the CCU staff of Westmoreland Hospital for taking care of Jan as if she were a member of their family.


BUNCIE, Sr., Joseph M.

Submitted by Donald Buncie

Obit: Joseph M. Buncie Sr., who was Greensburg Salem's band director for 21 years, had a love of music and teaching music that lasted throughout his life. Mr. Buncie, 69, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Hempfield Township, died Aug. 31, 2004, in Fort Myers. "He taught until the day he died. He loved his family and loved music, which he passed on to his children and grandchildren. We're all doing something related to music and performing," said his daughter Cassandra Jo Ann Buncie.

Mr. Buncie was born Sept. 12, 1934, in Whitney, the son of Katherine Buncie, of Latrobe. He graduated from Derry Area High School in 1952, where he was a member of the Derry band and vice president of the band association. After graduating in 1956 from St. Vincent College, near Latrobe, with a degree in music education, he began teaching in upstate New York and began working with a drum and bugle corps. With his carefully crafted musical arrangements, Mr. Buncie was able to lead the corps to many national championships and solidify his reputation for developing winning bands. Ten years after graduating from college, he took a position at Kiski Area High School, where he ushered in the concept of molding a high school marching band into a Drum Corps International-style performance, which Cassandra Buncie characterized as being a flashier style of drill performance on the football field. He brought that style of marching band performance to western Pennsylvania, she said. He taught briefly at Mt. Pleasant Area High School and Yough High School before bringing his teaching, judging and musical arrangement writing to Greensburg Salem High School in 1972. Under his direction, the Greensburg Salem marching band won countless championships, awards and honors, Cassandra Buncie said. During its heyday, the band had about 250 members.

Although Mr. Buncie's children attended the Hempfield Area School District, Cassandra said her sister Rebecca transferred to Greensburg Salem High School so she could perform in the band under her father's direction. Michael Altman, of Greensburg, a volunteer assistant under Mr. Buncie, recalled that Mr. Buncie was a very good band director. "He basically brought the band back to a drum-and-bugle-corps style," Altman said. He retired from Greensburg Salem in 1993, and he and his wife moved to Fort Myers, Fla., in 1994. "It was a dream (of his) to see the Florida sunset every night," Cassandra Buncie said. Although he retired to Florida, he did not remain retired from music. He started playing the trombone again and played as a member of church and musical groups. His love of music and students led him to teach in a Florida public school, and then the Fort Myers Christian School. He also was working with the staff at the Florida Brass Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps, where he was writing, arranging and instructing the brass line. Despite living in Florida for 10 years, Mr. Buncie remained a "die-hard Steelers fan," his daughter said.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Buncie is survived by his wife of 34 years, Janet M. LaVella Buncie; his son, Joseph Michael Buncie Jr., of Richmond, Va.; three daughters, Rebecca Cugliari, of Neshanic Station, N.J., Vikki Jo Gilmore, of Pittsburgh, and Cassandra Jo Ann Buncie, of Fort Myers, Fla.; two grandsons, Eric Buncie and Joseph Cugliari; three granddaughters, Alissa Cugliari, Amanda Gilmore and Sarah Gilmore; and his beloved toy fox terrier, "Jake."

Visitation was held Monday and the funeral will be at noon today at the Joseph W. Nickels Funeral Home Inc., 404 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, with the Rev. James Vreeland officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park.


BUNCIE, Katherine L

Submitters Name: Donald Buncie

Obit: Katherine L. "Baba" Buncie, 91, of Latrobe, died Tuesday, April 24, 2007, in Mountainview Specialty Care Center. She was born June 6, 1915, in Whitney, Pa., daughter of the late Theodore and Anna (Pasieka) Leachman. She was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church. Katherine was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Buncie, in 2004, and five brothers, Paul, Stephen, Joseph, Michael and Mickey Leachman. She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Jan Buncie, of Moon Township; four grandchildren, Michael Buncie and wife Lynda, of Richmond, Va., Rebecca Cugliari and husband Greg, of Neshanic Station, N.J., Vikki Gilmore and husband Robb, of Moon Township, and Cassandra Buncie, of Moon Township; five great-great grandchildren, Eric, Joseph, Alissa, Amanda and Sarah, and a number of nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend the Divine Liturgy at 11 a.m. Friday in Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church. Everyone please go directly to the church. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery. Arrangements handled by the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe.


BUNCIE, Paul T.

Submitters Name: Donald Buncie

Obit: Paul T. Buncie, 69, of Derry, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born May 9, 1933, in Bradenville, Derry Township, a son of the late Paul and Anna Malanofsky Buncie. Mr. Buncie attended Latrobe First Church of God, and retired from ICI (formerly Westinghouse). He was a member of the Derry Eagles, Derry Rod and Gun Club, Twin Maples Hunt Club, Derry VFW and the Ukrainian Club in Derry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley L. (Andrews) Buncie. Surviving are a son, Paul T. III and wife Ronda, of Derry and six grandchildren; Also three brothers, Michael of Latrobe, Donald of Donegal and Leonard of Youngstown; three sisters, Martha McCabe of Ohio, Marie Kuhns and husband, James, of New Jersey and Betty Rugh of Youngwood; many nieces and nephews. Service was held Wednesday in Latrobe, with Rev. Mark Yarger officiating. Interment was in Coles Cemetery, Derry.


BUNCIE, Richard D

Newspaper: Adams Memorial Library Microfilm

Submitters Name: Donald Buncie

Obit: Richard D. Buncie, 56, of Bradenville died Sunday, March 1, 1998, in Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township. Born Jan 2, 1942, in Bradenville, he was a son of the late George and Thelma (Dias) Buncie. He was a member of St Rose Roman Catholic Church, Derry Township. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Buncie, and a brother, George. Survivors include two brothers, Donald E of Irwin and Roy of Jersey City, N.J.; two sisters, Mrs. James (Margaret Peg) Knupp of Luxor and Evelyn Buncie of Bradenville; a special friend, Connie Brozowski, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in John J Lopatich Funeral Home Inc, 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Tuesday by the Rev. William P Donahue in St. Rose Catholic Church, Derry Township. Interment will be private.


Buncie, Thelma A. (Dias)

Newspaper: Adams Memorial Library Microfilm

Submitters Name: Donald Buncie

Obit: Mrs. Thelma A. Buncie, 73, of Bradenville died Jan. 24, 1982, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born in Indiana County May 9, 1909, a daughter of the late Harry R. and Anna E. Stump Dias. She was a member of St. Rose Roman Catholic Church and a retired employee of Toyad Corp. She was predeceased in death by three brothers. She is survived by her husband, George T. Buncie Sr.; four sons, Donald E. of Latrobe RD 4, George T. Jr. and Roy, both of Jersey City, N.J., and Richard of Blairsville; three daughters, Mrs. James (Margaret) Knupp of Luxor and Evelyn Buncie and Barbara Buncie, both of Bradenville; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Lena James of Pleasant Unity, Mrs. Dollie Waldron of Millwood and Mrs. Florence Emminger of Bradenville. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 pm Monday and 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm Tuesday in John J. Lopatich Funeral Home, Latrobe. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 am Wednesday in St. Rose Roman Catholic Church with Rev Julius Stefurosky officiating. Interment will follow in St. Rose Cemetery.


Burkett, Violet Mae (Short)

Sept. 17, 1987

Violet Mae "Doll" (Mrs. Homer G.) Burkett, 60 of Bolivar RD 1 died Thursday Sept. 17, 1987 at Lee Hospital Johnstown. She was born May 8, 1927 in Fairfield Twp. a daughter of the late Bryan and Carrie (Hysong) Short. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Bolivar RD 1, and a Democratic committee member for Westmoreland County. She is survived by her husband, Homer G. Burkett; a daughter, Colleen Ray of Bolivar RD 1; two grandsons; three sisters, Clara Jane Bush of Bolivar, Helen Libengood of Blairsville, and Joann Foust of Bolivar RD 1; and three brothers; Joseph Short of Pleasant Unity; and Donald and Charles Short both of Bolivar RD 1. Funeral services were held Monday at the J. Paul McCracken Funeral home, Bolivar with the Rev. Kenneth Neal officiating. Burial was in Fort Palmer Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oncology Department of Lee Hospital.


Burkley, Mary L.

Bolivar native was a loving mother to a daughter, grandmother to two.

March 16, 2003

Mary L. Burkley 77, of Blairsville died Sunday, March 16, 2003 at Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Dec. 10, 1925, in Bolivar, the daughter of William and Thelma Shirley McKinney. Surviving are her daughter, Kathy Sheaffer, Blairsville; Also her grandchildren: Brad and his wife Cheryl Johnson and Terra Sheaffer and her boyfriend, Jason Havash, all of Blairsville; Also surviving are her brothers and sisters George and girlfriend, Billie, Harold and wife Emily and Harry and wife, Beatrice, and Nancy and husband, Ed Silk all of New Florence, Paul and wife Shirley, Robinson, Clifford, Lockport, Betty Shaftic and Sondra Boring, Bolivar and Sally Gademsey, Blairsville. Also a special niece, Elizabeth Marsh, Torrance and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband , Kenneth; brothers: William and John Ronald, and sister , Shirley Arlene. A service was held Wednesday at Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence with Pastor Beth Hans officiating. Interment was in Westview Cemetery.



BYERLY, JACOB
Westmoreland Co., Pa., ____, ae. 99. Mr. B. was at one time a resident of the only cabin between Fort Pitt and Ligonier. In the revolution he was active, and his scouting expedition extended throughout Western Virginia and Pennsylvania, and into Ohio. He went with a party of bury 21 settlers who had been killed at Wheeling; went to the relief of Fort Lawrence and Wallace's station; was on a scout to Punxutawney, and joined in pursuit of the party who killed the Willards; was on the expedition against the Tuscaroras in Ohio, and served under Gen. Broadhead in the destruction of the towns of the Cornplanter Indians. In this expedition, while following a trail, in company with Jacob Smith and another scout, he killed an Indian chief in a hand-to-hand conflict.
Source Citation:
Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.


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