Westmoreland County PA Obituaries and Death Notices

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Haire, Albert L.

The Johnstown, PA "Tribune" issue of 22 Dec. 1941, p. 1, col. 2

Albert L. Haire, 72, of Derry Twp. near Blairsville, lost his life Saturday night when he was struck by an automobile on the William Penn Highway in Blairsville. He was pronounced dead on admission to Latrobe Hospital. Hospital attaches said the man had suffered a fracture of the skull. Blairsville police said Haire was struck by a car driven by Nelson H. Gundy, 18, of near New Alexandria. Gundy told police he was traveling up a grade after crossing the Bairdstown bridge and that the aged man stepped from the rear of a parked car into the path of his machine. Police said that Gundy brought his car to a stop within 10 feet after striking the pedestrian. Gundy was released pending the outcome of an inquest. Albert L. Haire was born in New Florence on July 24, 1869. He was a son of James and Clemzy (Caldwell) Haire. Surviving are his widow Mrs. Anna (DeWalt) Haire, Johnstown, and five children--Mrs. Alice Keifer, Johnstown; Mrs. Irene Shaffer, Windber; Mrs. Daniel Gagliardo, New York City, N.Y.; William Haire, Johnstown, and Matthew Haire, Derry. He was a brother of James Haire, Blairsville; Mrs. William Hammer, Blairsville; Mrs. Adam Feathers, East Freedom; Mrs. Flora Shetler, Bolivar and Mrs. Clark Campbell, Livermore. There are 21 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the home of his son, Matthew Haire, in Derry by Rev. A. W. Sandberg, pastor of the First Methodist Church, Blairsville. Interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery, New Florence, will be directed by the Ferguson Funeral home, Blairsville.


Haire, Mrs. Coran (Hill)

The Johnstown, PA "Tribune-Democrat" issue of 28 December 1960. p. 26, col. 2

HAIRE - Mrs. Cora (Hill), 83, New Florence, died Dec. 27, 1960 in home of daughter, Mrs. Glenn Berkstresser, New Florence. Born in Bradenville, Pa., Apr. 18, 1877, daughter of Jacob R. and Susan (Hullenbaugh) Hill. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Virginia Berkstresser, with whom she resided and son, Alvin, Petersburg, W. Va.; also six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Sister of Mrs. Maude McCullough, Tucson, Ariz. Preceded in death by husband, Griffith L. and infant daughter, Garnet. Life long member of EUB Church of New Florence. Friends received in R.S. Wagner Funeral Home, New Florence, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Service at 2 p.m. Friday in funeral home, Rev. Robert Hooper. Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery.


Haire, Inez M.

Nov. 20, 2000

Inez M. Haire, 86 of New Florence died Nov. 10, 2000 at UPMC Lee Regional, Johnstown. She was born Jan. 29, 1914, in St. Clair Twp., daughter of John and Sadie Anna Junkins Cramer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford; sons Robert and Kenneth; brothers William, Jim, Harry, and Carl Cramer, and her sister, Geneva Merker. She is survived by five sons, Lewis (and his wife Barbara) of Hershey, Ronald of Baltimore, Harold (and his wife Diana) of Blairsville, Thomas (and his wife Beverly) of Windber, and Clifford (and his wife Mary Ann) of Jerome; three daughters, Anna (Mrs. William) Jillin of New Florence, Betty (Mrs. Carl) Eastlake-Snider of Florida, and Mary Lou Figard of New Florence; 25 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren, and a brother, Kenneth Cramer of Derry. The family is grateful to Visiting Nurses Association and Extended Care Nursing Association, both of Indiana (Pa.) for the care given to Inez. Funeral service was held Tuesday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence with the Rev. Michael Clark officiating. Burial was in Armagh Cemetery.


Haire, Kenneth E.

March 27, 1994

HAIRE - Kenneth E. 54, New Florence RD 2, died March 27, 1994 at Conemaugh Hospital. Born Jan. 20, 1940, In New Florence, son of Clifford and Inez (Cramer) Haire. Preceded in death by father. Survived by mother, Inez Haire, New Florence RD 2; wife, former Florence E. Penrose; and these children; Robin, wife of Randy Daugherty, Blairsville; David and Jennifer Haire, both of New Florence; Matthew, married to former Christine Hollowniczky, Seward; and grandchildren, Amanda, Caitlyn and Ryan Daugherty; and Matthew and Nathan Haire. Brother of Robert, Kansas, Lewis, Johnstown; Edward, New Florence RD 2; Harold, Blairsville; Thomas, New Florence RD 2; Clifford Jr., Jerome; Anna Gillin, New Florence RD 2; Betty, Maryland; and Mary Lou, New Florence RD 2. Member of Germany United Methodist Church. Employee of E.R. Caldwell Land Clearing Contractors Inc. Former employee of Florence Mining Co. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, where service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. R. Kenneth Keiper. Interment, Armagh Cemetery.


Haire, Mrs. Robert

Jan. 11, 1984

Mrs. Anna Lynnn Haire, 86 of Bolivar died Wednesday, Jan. 11,1984 in Bethlen Home, Ligonier. Born May 10, 1897 in Bolivar, she was a daughter of the late William and Margaret McHail Robinson. She was a member of Bolivar Methodist Church. Prior to her retirement she was a school teacher, teaching music in the Valley schools. She was preceded in death by her husband , Robert Haire. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Wolford-McCracken Funeral Home, 144 E. Main St. Ligonier, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Conway E. Keibier officiating. Private interment will follow in West Fairfield Cemetery.


Haire, William M.

The Johnstown, PA "Tribune" issue of 19 July 1943, p. 8, col.6

NEW FLORENCE William M. Haire, 86, a retired farmer of Ligonier Valley, died yesterday morning in Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg. He was a native of Somerset County, having been born there on Mar. 29, 1857. Surviving are four children--Mrs. H. A. McMullen, Joseph L. and Quay Haire, all of New Florence, and Mrs. John A. Rummel, Bolivar RD 1. Friends are being received at the R.S. Wagner Funeral Home here, where services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Interment will be in the West Fairfield Cemetery.


Hall, Mrs. Alverta M.

Nov. 24, 2002

Retired Employee of Resort, Park

Mrs. Alverta M. Hall, 70, of Stahlstown died Sunday evening Nov. 24, 2002, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Sept. 30, 1932, in Cook Twp., a daughter of the late James and Sarah (Sanders) Sleasman. Prior to her retirement she had been employed at Hidden Valley Ski Resort and the Idlewild Park. She is survived by her husband of 52 years. Calvin James Hall; two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Helen) Fetterman of Ligonier and Mrs. Harry (Patty) Jellison of Derry; three sons, Roger W., (and his wife, Judy) Hall of Stahlstown, John W. Hall Sr. of Bolivar RD 1 and Michael L. (and his wife, Carole Ann) Hall of Stahlstown; 14 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; four sisters, Emma Jean Tinkey and Sandy R. Sleasman, both of Stahlstown, Dorothy Sims of Blairsville and Frieda Sleasman of Derry, and five brothers, Emerson "Bud" Sleasman of Wilpen, John O., Domer L. and Raymond R. Sleasman, all of Stahlstown, and James W. Sleasman of Scottdale. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel Inc. 144 E. Main St. Ligonier. Service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral chapel with the Rev. David Kenyon officiating. Interment will follow in Snowball Cemetery.


Hall, Mrs. Gerald A.

April 11, 1983

Susie M. (Mrs. Gerald A.) Hall, 74 of 765 Lincoln St. Bolivar, died Monday April 11, 1983 in Lee Hospital, Johnstown. She was born Oct. 20, 1908 in Fairfield Twp. a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (West) McDowell. She was a member of the Bolivar United Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald A., who died in 1956; a daughter, Lois; grandson, Keith Hall; one brother and one sister. she is survived by a son, Gerald "Buster" Hall of New Florence RD 1; and a daughter, Jo Ann McClune of Layton, Utah; also six grandchildren, four great grandchildren and two sisters, Sarah Hendricks of Johnstown and Rachel Hurley of Bolivar. 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. John S. Naugle officiating. Burial will follow in Blairsville Cemetery.


Hall, Gerald Keith

July 7, 1980

HALL Gerald Keith 15, New Florence RD 1 died July 7, 1980 at Latrobe Hospital. Born Feb. 18, 1965, in Johnstown, son of Gerald R. and Nora J. (Henderson) Hall. Survived by parents; Paternal grandmother, Mrs. Susie Hall, Bolivar; and maternal grandparents, Roy and Marie Henderson, Bolivar. Brother of Tammy, Wade, Scott, all at home. Was student at Laurel Valley High School and member of last year's Junior high championship football team. 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 2 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. Harold Towne. Interment, West Fairfield Cemetery.


Hall, Glenn William

Dec. 26, 1994

Glenn William Hall, 62, of Ligonier RD 1 died Monday, Dec. 26, 1994, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born Sept. 6, 1932, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Charles Edward and Margaret (Tosh) Hall. He was a member of Oak Grove Church of Christ, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a self-employed farmer and greenhouse operator. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Jay D. Surviving are his wife, Faye J. McBurney Hall; a daughter, Julie J. Hall of Pittsburgh; a sister, Mrs. Jack (Margaret A.) Offenbach of Pittsburgh, and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in McCabe Funeral Home, 244 W. Main St., Ligonier. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Oak Grove Church of Christ with the Rev. Charles Burd officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laughlintown. memorials may be made to Oak Grove Church of Christ, Route 711 North, Ligonier, PA 15658


Hall, James P.

Aug. 4, 2001

New Florence barber, member of Robinson Church of the Brethren

James P. Hall, 60 of Robinson died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001 at home. He was born April 18, 1941 in Robinson, West Wheatfield Twp., a son of Reese and Agnes Barbus Hall. Mr. Hall was a barber in New Florence for over 20 years. He was a member of the Robinson Church of the Brethren. Surviving relatives include his wife of 40 years, Barbara; Also surviving are children James W. and wife Sherri of Homer City, and Francis W. Monty D. and wife Christine and Joy A. all of Robinson; his mother, of Robinson; nine grandchildren; Also surviving are two sisters: Linda Allman of Derry and Gladys Bronick of Export. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Kenneth Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence with Pastor Jeff Thomas officiating. Interment was in Germany Lutheran Cemetery.


Hall, James P.

July 9, 2000

James P. Hall, 93, of Bolivar RD 1 died July 9, 2000, at home. He was born Sept. 4, 1906 in Robinson, son of Francis B. and Fanny E. Palmer Hall. Before his retirement at the age of 68 he was a carpenter with Gamble Construction, Bolivar. He was a member of First Church of Christ, Bolivar, where he was an elder for 74 years. He also was a member of Woodsmen of the World, Omaha, Neb.; UMWA District 2, Black Lick, and Carpenters Union 1419, Johnstown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Winifred G. Wynn Hall, in 1980; brothers Gerald and Reese Hall and sisters Grace Cable, Sylvia Howard, and Ruth Arford. He is survived by a daughter, Gertrude (Mrs. James) Garland of Bolivar RD 1; three sons, Francis A. Hall (and his wife Estella) and James E. Hall (and his wife Trudy), both of Bolivar RD 1, and William G. Hall (and his wife Audean) of New Florence RD 2; 14 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren, and a sister, Gladys Brett, and a sister-in-law, Agnes Hall, both of Robinson. Friends were received at J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel Inc., Bolivar. Funeral service was held Wednesday at First Church of Christ, Bolivar, with Homer Tantlinger and the Rev. Charles P. Burd officiating. Burial was in Bolivar Westview Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to Lee Regional Hospice, 1425 Scalp Ave. Johnstown, Pa. 15904, or Tri-Community Ambulance, Third and Market , Bolivar, PA. 15923


Hall, Judith A (Poling)

Dec. 29, 2004

HALL Judith A. (Poling) 64, New Florence, died Dec. 29,2004 at home. Born Dec. 11, 1940, in Seward, daughter of the late Owen and Violet (Hellman) Poling. Also preceded in death by brothers, Owen N. and Daniel A. Poling; and nephew, Jeffrey Poling. Survived by husband, Duane; daughters, Susannah Hall, Latrobe; Stephanie, wife of Stephen Engdahl, Baltimore and Sarah wife of Dr. John Horne, Latrobe; grandchildren, Jesse Wilkins, William and Elizabeth Engdahl, and Paul Horne; brother, Donald Poling, Frederick, Md.; and sister-in-law, Mary Louise Poling, Johnstown. Member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, New Florence, and Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary United Methodist Church, Ligonier, the Rev. William Pieringer. Private interment at Oakland Cemetery, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15205, or New Florence Community Library, P.O. Box 248, New Florence, Pa. 15944


Hall, Kim R.

Nov. 21, 1980

Kim R. Hall 24, of Bolivar RD 1 died Friday, Nov. 21, 1980 in Fairfield Twp. He was born Oct. 16, 1956 in Johnstown, a son of Francis A. and Estella M. (Neiport) Hall. In addition to his parents he is survived by these sisters and brothers; Mrs. Bonnie Clawson of Bolivar; Mrs. Donna Fulcomer of Bolivar RD.; Mrs. Cheryl Penrose of West Bolivar; and James F. and Christ W. both at home; also paternal grandfather, James P. Hall of West Bolivar and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held today, Tuesday at the First Church of Christ, West Bolivar, with the Rev. Joseph Zavadsky officiating. Arrangements by Edward J. Speidel Funeral Home, Bolivar. Burial followed in Westview Cemetery.


Hall, Nora Judith

Aug. 16, 2001

HALL - Nora Judith, 55 Blairsville died Aug. 16, 2001 at her home. Born Nov. 18, 1945 in Fairfield Twp. daughter of late Roy and Marie (Flickinger) Henderson. Survived by a daughter, Tammy Hall Moore, New Florence RD 1 , and sons, Wade (and his wife, Darla) Hall, New Florence RD 1 and Scott Hall, Robinson; also four grandchildren. Sister of Fay A. Henderson, Westminster, Md.; Mrs. Ernie (Karen) Foster, Bolivar RD 1; Mrs. Jeff (Gay) Knupp and Mrs. Jeff (Tracy) Bealonis, both of New Florence RD 1; H. Fritz (and wife, Kathryn) Henderson, Burke, Va.; and Barry L. (and wife, Linda) Henderson, Bolivar RD 1. Services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel Inc., Ligonier.


Hall, Robert M.

July 13, 1970

HALL Robert M. 60, 204 Ninth St., New Florence, died July 13, 1970, at Lee Hospital, Johnstown. Born June 4, 1910, in New Florence, son of Charles and Agnes (Mewherter) Hall. Preceded in death by parents. Survived by widow the former Clara Moore; son, Duane; a granddaughter, Susanna. Member of New Florence United Methodist Church; Cambria Masonic Lodge 278, Johnstown; and Borough Council of New Florence. Was employed in wire mill of Johnstown Plant, Bethlehem Steel Corp. Friends received after 7 p.m. Monday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, where service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Harold H. Himes. Interment, Oakland Cemetery, Indiana.


Hall, Mrs. Warren Jr.

Aug. 8, 1979

Mrs. Warren (Phyllis L. ) Hall Jr., 61 of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly of New Florence and Johnstown, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 1979, at Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh. Mrs. Hall was born July 12, 1918, in Robinson, the daughter of the late H. Jay and Laura (Duncan) Bowser. She was a former member of the First Lutheran Church, Johnstown. In addition to her husband she is survived by a daughter, Stephanie and two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Graff and Mrs. Bernice Wagner, both of New Florence. Funeral service was held Friday at First Lutheran Church, Johnstown, the Rev. Dr. Robert G. Swanson officiating. Entombment was in Grandview Mausoleum. The Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, was in charge.


Hall, William R.

June 25, 1997

William R. "Bill" Hall 46, of New Florence RD 1 died Wednesday, June 25, 1997 in Ligonier Twp. He was born Oct. 3, 1950 in Latrobe, a son of Bernice Cox Hall Friend of Latrobe and the late William R. Hall. He owned and operated Mirror Lake Campground for 14 years and was a partner in Mirror Lake Auto. He was a former member of Fairfield Fire Department and was an avid hunter and fisherman. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Debra Keffer Hall; two daughters, Shanna Lyn and Amber Marie, both at home; a brother, B. Richard of Derry; two sisters, Joyce Hall of Jeannette and Mrs. George (Karen) Hendricks of Darlington; his stepfather, Dominic Friend of Latrobe; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the McCabe Funeral Home, 244 West Main St., Ligonier. Services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. James Lutheran Church, Ligonier with the Rev. William M. Oesterlin, officiating. Interment will follow in Ligonier Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the William Hall Memorial Fund, RD1 Box 211, New Florence, PA. 15944


Hall, Winnifred

June 25, 1980

HALL Winnifred, 71 West Bolivar, died June 25, 1980, at home. Born June 20, 1909, in Fairfield Twp., daughter of late Alexander and Jeanette (Forsythe) Wynn. Preceded in death by brothers, Willie and Jonathan; and sister, Nellie Crusan. Survived by husband James P., and these children; Frances A., Eugene, and Mrs. Gertrude Garland, all of Bolivar; and William, New Florence RD 2; Also 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Sister of Mrs. Elizabeth Burkett, Bolivar RD; and Mrs. Susie Armor and Mrs. Violet Burkett both of Tarentum.


Hammond, Mrs. Nancy (Snodgrass)

1913

Mrs. Nancy (Snodgrass) Hammond widow of the late Thomas Hammond died at her home in this place, Saturday morning, aged 74 years, 11 months and 21 days. Funeral service was held at the home Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock, conducted by Rev. H. S. McClintock, who was formerly pastor of the Christian Church, West Bolivar, of which she was a member, assisted by Rev. Dr. Thompson. Interment was made in Westview Cemetery. She is survived by five sons, Joseph, of Reynoldsville, and Dr. C. C., of Wishaw, Jefferson county; Frank, Isaac, and Garfield of Bolivar. Her sons and her nephew, John Snodgrass, of Munhall, acted as pall bearers.


Hare,Warren T.

Feb. 13, 2000

Warren T. Hare, 89, of Hempfield Township, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, in Jeannette. He was born June 9, 1910, in Jeannette, a son of the late Thomas C. and Leah (Shane) Hare. He was a machinist at Elliott Co. in Jeannette for 18 years and retired from Nuclear Components in Adamsburg in 1971. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen (Silvis) Hare; a daughter, Ellen Marie Rose Main; four brothers; and two sisters. Survived by three sons, Franklin Hare of Chula Vista, Calif., Thomas Hare of Apopka, Fla., and Warren Hare of Huntington Beach, Calif; a brother, Lawrence Hare of Greensburg; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Vincent V. Rodgers Funeral Home, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, Wednesday from 9 a.m. until funeral service time at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Paul Peternel officiating. Interment Jeannette Memorial Park.



Henry E. Hartman
Simpson's Leader-Times (Kittanning, Pennsylvania) January 2, 1929, Page 1
Deaths Reported In Places Nearby
The following deaths were reported in towns nearby this week:
Henry E. Hartman, aged 91, Vandergrift


Hartman, Ralph W.

Oct.1, 1999

Ralph Wynn Hartman, 76 of Ligonier RD 1 died Friday Oct. 1, 1999, in Latrobe Area Hospital. Born Sept. 9, 1923 in Homestead, he was the son of the late Ralph and Mae (Wynn) Hartman. Prior to his retirement he worked for Bethlehem Steel, Johnstown, as a crane operator for 18 years. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy, and a member of Antique Auto Club of America. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Margaret J. "Peg" Garland Hartman; daughter, Sally K. Henderson of New Florence; son, Walter R. Hartman of Palm Beach County, Fla.; three grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in J. Paul McCracken Funeral Home Inc., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier. Service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with Mike Yuhas and Homer Tantlinger officiating. Interment will be in Fort Palmer Cemetery, Bolivar RD 1.


Heming, Gerald Wayne

Aug, 11, 2002

Bethlehem Steel retiree, member of Germany United Methodist Church

Gerald Wayne Heming 73 of New Florence RD 1 died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, in Lee Hospital, Johnstown. He was born March 23, 1929, in Huff (Indiana County), a son of the late Paul A. and Agnes G. (Robinson) Heming. Mr. Heming was a member of Germany United Methodist Church, New Florence, and Cambria Masonic Lodge 278, Johnstown. He was a retired employee of Bethlehem Steel Corp., Johnstown, where he worked for 36 1/2 years. He was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil R. who died in combat during World War II. Surviving are his wife of 52 years. C. Maxine (Long) Heming; children, Marilyn S. Nesmith and husband, David of New Florence, Todd W. and wife, Shirley (Cramer), of Seward and Brad G. and wife, Toni (Dipofi), of Bolivar; 11 grandchildren; Also a great granddaughter; a brother, Rick and wife, Patricia (Cramer), of Seward; and a sister, June Henderson and husband, Richard, Of New Florence. Services were held Wednesday in the Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence with Rev. R. Kenneth Keiper officiating. Interment was in Germany Lutheran Cemetery.


Heming, Harold E.

April 27, 2005

HEMING Harold E. "Pickle" 71, New Florence died April 27, 2005 at home. Born July 17, 1933 in Seward, the son of the late Thomas B. and Laura (Cramer) Heming. Also preceded in death by brother, Gray. Survived by wife of almost 47 years, former Shirley Mack, and sons, Harold Jr., Randy and Gregory, married to Melinda Custer, all of New Florence. Brother of Helen Rummel and Thomas W. both of New Florence; Lila Mae Kiger; Virginia Beach; Janet Garland; Robinson; Violet Berkhamer, New Florence; Roy and Homer, both of Bolivar; Mary Ellen Brett, North Bend, Wash.; Carl, Johnstown; David, New Florence, Roberta, Blairsville; Donna Brosett, Fortson, Ga.; and Robert, Dover. Member of First Baptist Church, Seward. U.S. Air Force veteran. Former St. Clair Twp. Supervisor and New Florence volunteer firefighter. Former employee of Royden Cunningham's Mobil Station and Pa. Game Commission. Retired employee of Bethlehem Steel Corp., Johnstown plant. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral home, New Florence, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Pastor Ron Fish . Interment, Bethel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Pickle's name may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 115 , Seward, Pa. 15954 or Lee Regional Hospice, 117 Work Drive, Johnstown, Pa. 15904


Heming, Majorie A.

April 22, 1998

HEMING - Marjorie A. 73 New Castle, Del.,formerly of Seward, died April 22, 1998 in Christina Hospital, Newark, Del. born Sept. 9, 1924, in Seward, daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Mansfield) Brown. Also preceded in death by husband James V. Heming, Jan. 5, 1981; sister, Mary Meyer. Survived by these children, Donna L. Potts, New Castle, Del.; Mary L., wife of Gerald Kevis, West Grove, Pa.; grandchildren: Katherine Potts, Tiffany Camponelli, and James Kevis; and sister Louise, wife of Hubert Adams, New Florence. Retired clerk for the State of Delaware. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. G. Sherman Ott. Interment, Armagh Cemetery.


Heming, Sean Michael

Dec. 15, 1983

Sean Michael Heming 15, of Blairsville RD 1 died Thursday, Dec. 15, 1983, in Lee Hospital, Johnstown. Born Sept. 23, 1968, in Indiana, he was a son of Ralph D. and Meredith Wyer Heming. He was in the ninth grade in United High School, where he was a member of the Archery Club. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Ralph Jr. "Jay" at home; two sisters, Meritt Bealonis of Armagh and Robyn Nikole, at home his paternal grandfather, George F. Heming of Blairsville RD 1; his maternal grandfather, Milton Wyer of Indiana and several aunts and uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday in Richard L. Shoemaker Funeral Home, Blairsville, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Interment will follow Mount Tabor Cemetery, West Wheatfield Twp.


Heming, Thomas B.

Oct. 26, 1988

HEMING - Thomas B. 78, New Florence died Oct. 26, 1988 at Bethlen Home, Ligonier. Born Nov. 28, 1909 in Bedford County, son of late William A. and Nancy Ellen (Diehl) Heming. Preceded in death by first wife, former Laura Cramer; son, Gary; sisters, Agnes Kisamore and Mary Hollen; and brothers, John and Robert. Survived by wife, former Vinnie Tranquilla, and these children; Helen Rummel, New Florence; Thomas W., New Florence RD 1; Lila Mae Keiger, Virginia Beach, Va.; Harold, New Florence RD 1; Janet Garland, Robinson; Violet Berkhammer, New Florence; Roy, Bolivar RD,; Homer, New Florence RD1; Mary Ellen Brett, Renton, Wash.; Carl, Johnstown; David, New Florence RD1; Roberta Heming, Blairsville RD3; Donna Brosett, Georgia; and Robert, Dover; also 43 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Brother of Paul, New Florence RD 2; George and Alice Cramer, both of Blairsville RD 1; Roy, Robinson; and Cyril and Rose McGinnis, both of New Florence. Retired employee of former Imperial Coal Co. Member of UMWA. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 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 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment, Bethel Cemetery.


Heming, Vinnie Tranquella

Dec. 23, 1999

Vinnie L. Heming 86 of New Florence, died Dec. 23, 1999 at Bethlen Home, Ligonier. She was born Feb. 26, 1913 in New Florence, daughter of John and Laura Boring Tranquella. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, New Florence, and Hood-Vanatt American Legion Post 307 Ladies Auxiliary, New Florence. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, M. Mack Boring; second husband, Thomas H. Heming; two infant daughters, a stepson, Gary Heming; two brothers, Edward and Paul Tranquella, and two sisters, Virginia Pabone and Florence Fiorini. She is survived by a son, Miran R. "Amos" Boring (and his wife, Ruth) of Wickliffe, Ohio; two daughters, Gladys (Mrs. Robert) Caldwell of New Florence RD 1 and Geraldine "Dooker" (Mrs. James) Deemer of New Florence; 10 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; 14 stepchildren and 43 step grandchildren, and numerous step great grandchildren and step great great grandchildren; and five sisters, Alice Adams of Latrobe, Rose McClain of Robinson, Gladys Fiorini of Loyalhanna, Edna Blumeister of Amherst, Ohio, and Dorothy Butler of Latrobe. Funeral service was held Tuesday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, with the Rev. Florence Wood officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery.


Henderson, Alan G.

April 24, 2002

Alan G. Henderson 30 of Greensburg, died Wednesday April 24, 2002 in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Sept. 9, 1971 in Jeannette, the son of Ralph W. and Barbara M. Henderson of Greensburg. He was a member of the Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church. Alan was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Rex and Catherine Myers, and paternal grandparents, Whitey and Kathryn Henderson. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister Jodi Schneider and husband Tom, of Pittsburgh; and a niece, Aidan. Alan will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Family and friends received at the KEPPLE-CRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC. 524 N. Main St. Greensburg, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Additional viewing will be held Saturday in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, West Point, from 10 to 11 a.m. at which time services will be conducted by the Rev. David Clement. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. The family wishes memorial contributions to Children's Hospital, Desoto and Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. Terence L. Graft, funeral director in charge of the arrangements.


Henderson, Arthur F.

March 22, 2006

HENDERSON - Arthur F. "Pete," 88, Bolivar, died Wednesday evening, March 22, 2006, at Beacon Ridge, Indiana. He was born Saturday, Nov. 24, 1917, in Fairfield Township, son of the late Frank F. and Elizabeth Muir Henderson. Prior to his retirement in 1980, he had been employed by the former Florence Mining Co. for over 29 years. He was a member of Bolivar First Church of Christ, the National Rifle Association, a 50-year member of the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Company and the UMWA and had been a former board member of the Fairfield Community Center. He is survived by three daughters, Dorothy Galbraith, and her husband, Donald, New Florence; Anna Henderson, Seward; and Mary Kay Crusan, and her husband, Robert, Natrona Heights; two sons, Jay, and his wife, Judy Henderson, Severn, Md., and Guy, and his wife, Bonnie Henderson, Belle Vernon; a stepdaughter, Sharon Hixson, and her husband, James, Bolivar; four sisters, Jenny Hodell, Armagh; June McKinney, Indiana; Ruth Krompholtz, and her husband, Howard, Bolivar; and Ethel Silk, Bolivar; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nora Sabo Mundorff Henderson, in 1996; two sons, Larry Beeler and Paul Mondorff; three sisters, Nettie Ankney, Jean Neiport and Ada Fulcomer; two brothers, Willis and Ernest Henderson; and a stepgrandson, Paul B. Mundorff. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel Inc., 536 Market St., Bolivar. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2006, at Bolivar First Church of Christ, Evangelist Jack C. Prentice officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Palmer Cemetery, Bolivar.


Henderson, Blair L.

Feb. 7, 1986

HENDERSON - Blair L. "Jiggs" 61, New Florence RD 1 died Feb. 7, 1986 at Lee Hospital. Born Aug. 5, 1924, in Fairfield Twp., son of late Winfield and Agnes (Morgan) Henderson. Preceded in death by son, Blair Jr., and several brothers and sisters. Survived by widow, former Olive M. Betts, and these children; Dennis E., Charles B. "Butch" and Thomas J., all of New Florence RD 1; also six grandchildren. Brother of Dale, Trona, Calif., and Erwin, and Agnes Caldwell, both of New Florence RD 1. Member of West Fairfield United Presbyterian Church. Charter member of Fairfield Volunteer Fire Company, where he was fire chief for 25 years. Member of Ligonier Lodge 331, F. & A.M., and Coudersport Consistory. Army veteran of World War II. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Speidel-McCracken Funeral Home, Bolivar, where service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, the Rev. Walter White. Interment, Fairfield Cemetery. Fairfield Volunteer Fire Company will meet at funeral home at 8 p.m. Saturday. Ligonier Lodge 331, F. & a.m., will meet at funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.


Henderson, Blair W.

Retired from E.R. Caldwell Inc. U.S. Marine Corps vet p> Blair W. Henderson, 83 of Ligonier died Wednesday morning Jan. 14, 2004 in Ligonier Gardens. He was born July 9, 1920 in Fairfield Twp., a son of the late Grover and Asenith Grubbs Henderson. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a supervisor for E.R. Caldwell Inc., Ligonier. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Fort Palmer United Presbyterian Church, a 50 year member of both the Ligonier Lodge 331 F&AM and the Coudersport Consistory, and a member of the Kingston Sportsmen's Club, VFW 734 and American Legion 267 both of Ligonier. He is survived by three daughters, Rose Mae Johnson, of Bethel Park, Kathy J. Dick and her husband, Thomas, of Apollo, and Beth Ann Kokonaski and her husband, Leonard, of West Newton; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a brother, George W. of Latrobe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Bessie McDowell Henderson, in 1983; two brothers, Charles and James; and two sisters, Alice Holman and Louise Donaldson. Friends will be received today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the McCracken Funeral Chapel Inc. Ligonier. Services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Fort Palmer United Presbyterian Church with Pastor Jim Tomb officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Palmer Cemetery


Henderson, Cecil Weldon

June 14, 1977

HENDERSON -- Cecil W. 66 West Bolivar died June 14 1977 at Lee Hospital, born May 1, 1911 in Fairfield Twp. son of the late Albert and Ida (Crusan) Henderson. Survived by widow former Margaret Short Henderson and these children; Mrs. Cecie Mitchell, Midvale Utah; Mrs. Darlene Bartow, Bolivar; Thomas, Evansville, Ind. and Richard Lee and Gary, at home, also 10 grandchildren. Brother of Melvin, West Bolivar, August, Bolivar RD 1 and Wesley, New Florence RD 1. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 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. Samuel Astolos . Interment West View Cemetery.

Memorial Record Card
Cecil W. Henderson
Born
May 1, 1911
Died
June 14, 1977
Friday, June 17, 1977
2:00 p.m.
Speidel Funeral Home
Bolivar, PA.
Officiating
Bro. Sam Astolos
Interment
West View Cemetery
Arrangements by >br> Edward J, Speidel, Mortician


Henderson, D. Clifford

Feb. 1, 2002

Former Fairfield Fire Co. Chief was honorary Fire Chief, Forest Fire Warden. D. Clifford Henderson, 61 of Ligonier, died Friday Feb., 1, 2002 in his home. He was born Nov. 5, 1940 in Fairfield Twp. Westmoreland County, a son of the late Graham and Nettie Henderson Ankney. He had been a weigh master for R&P Coal, New Florence. He attended Oak Grove Church of Christ. He was former fire chief and recently was named honorary fire chief of Fairfield Fire Co. He was a member of the Ligonier Masons, Westmoreland County Fire Chiefs, the Ligonier Twp. Sportsmen and was a Forest Fire warden. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, John E. Ankney, and two sisters, Wilma and Donna. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Sherry L. Pechart Henderson; a son, Kent G. (and wife, Laura) of Ligonier RD 2; a daughter, Mrs. Brian (April) Holzer of Latrobe; a granddaughter; a brother, Ernest, New Florence RD 1. Services were held Monday at the Oak Grove Church of Christ with the Rev. Charles P. Burd officiating. Interment was in the Fort Palmer Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Co.


Henderson, Dallas

Nov. 4, 1967 - Adams Library Micro Film Records

Dallas Henderson 819 Caroline St. Latrobe, died Saturday evening in Latrobe Hospital. Born March 13, 1897, In Fairfield Twp. member Fort Palmer Presbyterian Church.Surviving widow, Mrs. Mildred Henderson; children ; Mrs. Sarah Clark, Donald, Glenn, Edwin, Carolyn; all of Latrobe; brothers, Frank Henderson, Russell Henderson, Bolivar; Grover Henderson, Ligonier; sisters, Mary Henderson, Bolivar; Mrs. Venna Doming, Johnstown; seven grandchildren. Friends received at the Sibel-Wolford Funeral home, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral services there at 2 p.m. tomorrow, the Rev. Paul J. Halstead in charge. Interment in Fort Palmer Cemetery.


Henderson, David R.

July 1, 1992 - Adams Library Micro Film Records

David Reese Henderson, 47 of Somerset RD 7 died Wednesday, July 1, 1992 at Somerset Hospital. Born April 14, 1945, In Cairnbrook, he was the son of Margaret E. (Loveridge) Henderson of Ligonier and the late Leroy Herman Henderson. He was a former employee of Latrobe Steel Co.; co-owner of A & H Video of Somerset; 1963 graduate of Laurel Valley High School, and a member of the Laughlintown Sportsmen's Association and Somerset VFW Post 554. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, the former Tonya D. Huntsman; four sons, Thomas Reese Henderson of Edgewater, Fla., Mark Allen Henderson, Michael Lee Henderson and David Leroy Henderson all of Somerset RD 7, and a sister, Mrs. Phillip (Nancy) Watkins of Ligonier. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Hauger-Zeigler Funeral Home, 494 W. Main St., Somerset, where the service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Wendell Bishop officiating. Interment will be in Weller Cemetery.


Henderson, Debra Ann

July 11, 2005

Attended Fort Palmer Presbyterian, employed by Ligonier Valley MS.

Debra Ann Henderson, 51, of Bolivar RD 1 died Monday evening, July 11, 2005 in Excela Health Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born April 19, 1954 in Xenia, Ohio, a daughter of Julius C. and H. Delores (Shaulis) Somuk, both of Beaver Creek, Ohio. She had been employed as a custodial matron for the Ligonier Valley Middle School. She attended both the Fort Palmer Presbyterian Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Greensburg. Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband of 31 years, Terry; a daughter, Heather, Bolivar RD 1; a son, Christopher, Mesa, Ariz.; a grandson; Also surviving are sisters Barbara Thomas, Heber Heights, Ohio and Rosemary Adams, Dayton, Ohio; brother Joseph, Dayton. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at McCracken Funeral home in Ligonier, with Pastor Jim Tomb officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Palmer Cemetery, Bolivar. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Fort Palmer Presbyterian Church.


Henderson, Donald E.

Aug. 4, 2005

U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was known for his square dancing. Donald E. Henderson 78, of Latrobe, formerly of Ligonier (Fairfield Twp.) died Thursday Aug. 4, 2005, at his home. He was born Thursday Oct. 7, 1926 in Fairfield Twp. a son of the late Dallas L. and Mildred (Knupp) Henderson. Prior to his retirement in 1985 he had been employed as a hot press operator for the former Washington plant in Derry for over 40 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Bethany Unity Methodist Church in Latrobe. Donald was known for his square dancing. He is survived by his wife of 54 years. Eda J. (Toniolo) ; a daughter, Mrs. Keith (Sherry) Mathias of Latrobe; a son Terry L. of Latrobe, a grandson, a sister, Mrs. Willard (Carolyn) Dillon and two brothers; Glenn G. and Edwin L. both of Latrobe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Sara Clark. Reception was held at McCracken Funeral Chapel Inc. Ligonier. A funeral service was held with his pastor, the Rev. August B. Twigg officiating. Interment in the Unity Cemetery, Latrobe with full Military honors.


Henderson, Donald O.

March 4, 1990 - Adams Library Micro Film Records

Donald O. Henderson, 68 of Blairsville (Formerly of Bolivar) died Sunday March 4, 1990 at his residence. He was born Nov. 9, 1921 in Bolivar, a son of the late Oliver and Lydia McClelland Henderson. He was a former owner of Henderson's Store, Bolivar. He was a member of Bolivar United Presbyterian Church, Duane Boring VFW Post 9310 Of Robinson, American Legion Post 128 of Bolivar, the District American Legion Membership Committee, the 40 and Eight of Greensburg, Moose Legion of Verona, and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 187, Blairsville. He was a World War II veteran. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edwin. He is survived by two sons, Michael of Houston, Texas and Edwin of Gaithersburg, Md.; a daughter, Mrs. William (Dawn) Allshouse of Johnstown; two sisters, Gladys Super of Beaver Falls and Mildred Hinkel of Marion, Ind.; six grandchildren, and a great grandchild. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev. John S. Naugle officiating. Interment will be in Blairsville Cemetery. Graveside services will be conducted by local veteran's organizations.


Henderson, Edger C.

April 2, 1989

Edger C. "Dopey" Henderson, 64 of Bolivar RD1 died Sunday April 2, 1989 at Mercy Hospital, Johnstown. He was born April 26, 1924 in Fairfield Twp. a son of Sadie (Williams) Henderson of New Florence RD 2 and the late Clarence Henderson. Before his retirement he had been employed as an operating engineer by North Cambria Fuel in Acme. He was a World War II veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart, having served with the U.S. Army. He was a member of VFW Post 9310 of Robinson and American Legion Post 128 of Bolivar. He was preceded in death by a brother Clyde; and two sisters, Olive Shomo and Doris Davis. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Cheri-D (Blatchley) Henderson; three daughters, Connie (Mrs. Charles) Krouse of Robinson, Cindy (Mrs. Robert) Hamilton of Youngwood, and Erin Henderson of Greensburg; four sons, Terry Edger of Latrobe RD 3 , Randy L. of Latrobe, Larry W. of Mechanicsburg, and William Henderson of Greensburg; a stepson, Brian Malik of Greensburg, four sisters, Marie Dunkle of North Canton, Ohio, Florine Hempel of Pompano Beach, Fla., Linda Oliver of Robinson and Carol Lichtenfels of Larton, Va.; two brothers, Lloyd G. of New Florence RD2, and Paul Henderson of New Florence and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the J. Paul McCracken Funeral Home, Bolivar with the Rev. Samuel Astolos officiating. Burial was in the Germany Lutheran Cemetery, Indiana County.


Henderson, Emily J.

April 25, 1982

Emily J. Henderson 63 of Bolivar RD 1 died Monday April 25, 1982, in Latrobe Area Hospital. Mrs. Henderson was born July 4, 1919 in Ligonier. She was a member of Fort Palmer United Presbyterian Church, Fairfield Twp. Survivors include her husband, George W. ; four sons, Richard W. Latrobe RD 5 Larry R., Latrobe George D., Tinker Air Force Base, Cal. and Rex B., Bolivar RD 1 ; two brothers, Thomas Demmitt, Tacoma, Wash. and Edward Demmitt, Ligonier. Also surviving are two sisters, Mary Demmitt and Mrs. Sherman (Ruth) Barnhart, both of Ligonier. Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Snyder Funeral Home, Ligonier, Rev. William H. Jacobs officiating. Interment will follow in Ligonier Valley Cemetery.


Henderson, Esther M.

Nov. 30, 2003

HENDERSON - Esther M. 68, Bolivar died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003 in UPMC Lee Regional . She was born June 6, 1935 in Robinson, PA.,a daughter of the late Raymond and Dora (Dunmire) Luker. She is survived by three sons, Hank R., New Florence RD 2; Paul K. Blairsville RD 1; and Stanley C. Henderson, Robinson; five grandchildren; four sisters, Myrtle McIntire, Seward; Mary Saben, Blairsville; Billie McKowan, New Florence RD 1; and Eliza Mardis, Johnson City, Tenn.; three brothers, William S. Luker, Qna, W. Va.; John H Luker, Columbus, Ga.; and David W. Luker, Blairsville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Owen H. Henderson, and sister, Lenora Luker. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel Inc., 536 market St., Bolivar, Pa. where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with Pastor J. Paul McCracken officiating. Interment in the Germany Lutheran Cemetery.


Henderson, F. Louise

Oct. 13, 2003

Ft. Palmer Presbyterian Ch. member, past president of Fire Co. Ladies Aux.

F. Louise Henderson 85 of Bolivar RD 1,died Monday Oct. 13, 2003 at Latrobe Area Hospital. Born June 27, 1918 Fairfield Twp., Westmoreland County, she was the daughter of William and Agnes Lear Tantlinger. She was a member of Ft. Palmer Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Guild and a past custodian. She was a member of O.E.S., Ft. Ligonier Chapter 349 where she was proud of her four daughters, all past matrons. She was past president of Fairfield Fire Co. Auxiliary, a former cook at Fairfield Elementary and Laurel Valley High School and a ardent quilter. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, C. Kenneth, and a brother, Leroy. Surviving are daughters Agnes, wife of Richard Gibson, and Romayne Galbraith, New Florence, Margery, wife of Richard Jasper, Blairsville and Karen wife of Robert Priest, New Florence; sisters and brothers Erma Muir and Glenn, Bolivar, William, Armagh and Mary Edna Knupp, Latrobe. Also 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; Funeral services were held Thursday in Ft. Palmer Presbyterian Church, Bolivar, with Pastor James M. Tomb officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence was in charge of the arrangements.


Henderson, Frances L.

April 5, 2005

HENDERSON - Frances L. 94 of Bolivar, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005 in UMPC Lee Regional. She was born Oct. 4, 1910, in West Wheatfield Twp. a daughter of the late Oscar and Laura Wakefield Hewitt. Prior to her retirement in 1973 she had been employed by Torrance State Hospital. She was a member of Bolivar United Methodist Church; Robinson American Legion # 128 Ladies Auxiliary; Bolivar American Legion # 9310 Ladies Auxiliary; and she had been a member of Blairsville OES # 166 for over 50 years. She is survived by her daughter, Jean W. Pahach of Bolivar, four grandsons, four great grandsons, three great great granddaughters and a brother, Oscar D. Hewitt of Ligonier. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her grandson, Doug Robertson; two sisters, Julia Stover and Sis Pizzino; and three brothers, James, Keith and Jay Hewitt. Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel Inc., 536 Market St., Bolivar. Services will be held at Bolivar United Methodist Church Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. R. Kenneth Keiper officiating. Interment will follow in Germany Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to : Bolivar United Methodist Church. Blairsville OES # 166 will hold services at the funeral home Thursday at 7:30 p.m.


Henderson, George E.

Dec. 8, 1965

HENDERSON - George E., 81, Bolivar, died Dec. 8, 1965 at Lee Hospital, Johnstown. Born Jan. 6, 1884 in Fairfield Twp. son of John W. and Adda (McDowell) Henderson. Preceded in death by 2 sons Clarence and Hilis. Survived by widow former Alice Muir and these children, Mrs. Ora Lear, Mrs. Betty Buckles, Roy and John all of Bolivar and Boyd and Mrs Florence Decker both of New Florence. Brother of Frank, Grover, Dallas, Russell, Mrs. Venna Dominy and Mrs Mary Henderson, also survived by 39 grandchildren. Retired road supervisor. Member of Church of Christ West Bolivar. Friends received after 7 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday in John A. Featherson Funeral Home Bolivar, Supervisor Earl A. Cochran Funeral service at 2 p.m. Saturday at Church of Christ the Rev. Richard Lear. Interment Fort Palmer Cemetery.


Henderson, George P.

May 11, 1971 - Adams Library Micro Film Records

George P. (Yank) Henderson, 65, 162 E. Chestnut St. Blairsville, died Tuesday evening in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born in Derry, Jan. 15, 1906, a son of the late Charles O. and Margaret Mann Henderson. He was a retired electrician. A member of the Hebron Lutheran Church, Blairsville, B. P.O. Elks 406 Electricians Local 5, Pittsburgh. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nora Belle Kelly Henderson; a daughter, Mrs. Norman (Dagmar J.) Gaitens, West Chester; two grandchildren; a brother, Charles O. Henderson, Leechburg; six sisters, Mrs. Ethel Peck, Mrs. Isabelle Patterson, Mrs. Martha Willard, all of Derry; Mrs. Peter (Edith) Lechner, Latrobe; Mrs. Arthur (Mildred) Wible, Mrs. Charles (Wilma) Resides, both of West Derry. The Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at the Fuguson Helm Funeral , Blairsville. Funeral service will be held there at 2 p.m. Friday.The Rev. Eugene Ketterer officiating. Interment will follow in Blairsville Cemetery.


Henderson, George W.

Oct. 15, 2004 - Adams Library Micro Film Records

Veteran E.R. Caldwell Land Clearing Retiree

George W. Henderson 87, of Ligonier died Friday night, Oct. 15, 2004 in Ligonier Gardens. He was born Oct. 3, 1917 in Fairfield Twp. a son of the late Grover C. and Asenith (Grubbs) Henderson. Prior to retirement he was employed by E.R. Caldwell Land Clearing. He was a member of Fort Palmer United Presbyterian Church, Ligonier Masonic Lodge 331 F&AM and a lifetime member of the Byers-Tosh (Ligonier) American Legion Post 267 and Ligonier VFW Post 734. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Emily Demmitt Henderson (April 25, 1983); two sisters, Alice Holman and Louise Donaldson and three brothers, Charles, James and Blair Henderson. He is survived by four sons, Richard and his wife, Ruth, and Larry R. and his wife Barbara, all of Latrobe, George "Doug" and his wife, Joyce and Rex B. and his wife, Susan, all of Bolivar, and five grandchildren. George's family would like to thank all of the staff at Ligonier Gardens and the doctor's at UPMC Chestnut Ridge Primary Care, Ligonier, for their compassion and the great care that was given their father and grandfather. Family received friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Snyder Funeral Home Inc. and Crematory, Bell and East Church Streets, Ligonier. Service was held 10 a.m. Monday in the chapel of the funeral home with pastor James Tomb officiating. Interment was in Ligonier Valley Cemetery, Ligonier Twp. with full military honors accorded by the Ligonier Valley Veterans honor Guard. Elizabeth Snyder Bloom funeral director.

Fairfield Twp. native of Fort Palmer Presbyterian , WW II Army veteran

George W. Henderson 87 of Ligonier, died Friday Oct. 15, 2004 in Ligonier Gardens. He was born Oct. 3, 1917 in Fairfield Twp., Westmoreland County, a son of the late Grover C. and Asenith Grubbs Henderson. Prior to retirement he was employed by E.R. Caldwell Land Clearing. He was a member of Fort Palmer United Presbyterian Church, Ligonier Masonic Lodge and a lifetime member of the Ligonier American Legion Byers-Tosh Post #267 and Ligonier VFW Post #734. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Army. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Emily Demmett on April 25, 1983; two sisters, Alice Holman and Louise Donaldson; and three brothers, Charles, James and Blair. He is survived by four sons, Richard and his wife Ruth, and Larry R. and his wife Barbara, both of Latrobe, and George "Doug" and his wife Joyce, and Rex B. and his wife Susan both of Bolivar; and five grandchildren. Services were held Monday in Ligonier with Pastor James Tomb officiating. Interment was in Ligonier Valley Cemetery.


Henderson, Grover C.

Dec. 7, 1974 - Adams Library Micro Film

Grover C. Henderson, 81, of Ligonier RD 1 died in Latrobe Area Hospital Sunday. He was born March 18, 1893, in Fairfield Twp. The son of the late John W. and Adda McDowell Henderson. He was a retired farmer and coal miner. He was a member of the Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Ligonier, F&AM 331 and the Coudersport Consistory. He is survived by six children, Mrs. Charles (Alice) Holman of Latrobe, George Henderson of Bolivar RD 1, Charles Henderson of Wilpen, Blair Henderson of Ligonier RD 1; jams Henderson of Akron, Ohio and Mrs. Robert (Louise) Gindlesperger of Wilpen; one brother, Russell Henderson of Bolivar; one sister, Mrs. Venna Dominy of Johnstown; 19 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Owen Wolford Funeral Home, Ligonier, where services will be held in the chapel Wednesday with the Rev. James Dennison officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Palmer Cemetery.


Henderson, Mrs. Grover (Senie)

Nov. 24, 1960 - Adams Library Micro Film Records

Mrs. Grover (Senie) Henderson, 65 of Ligonier RD 1 died Thursday evening November 24, 1960 in Melbourne, Fla. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church and the Rebekah Lodge. She is survived by her husband, Grover Henderson, and the following children; Mrs. Alice Holman, Latrobe; George Henderson, Bolivar RD 2; Charles and Blair Henderson, both of Ligonier RD 1 and James Henderson and Mrs. Louise Gindlesperger, both of Wilpen. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren; one great grandchild and a sister, Mrs. Agnes Race of Vandergrift. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. daily, after 7 p.m. Saturday at the Sibel-Wolford Funeral Home, Ligonier. Service will be conducted there at 2 p.m. Monday by the Rev. Gene Calloway, pastor of the United Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in the Fort Palmer Cemetery.


Henderson, Helen Irene (Baird)

April 4, 1977

HENDERSON - Mrs. Helen Irene 57 Bolivar RD 1 died April 4, 1977 at Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. Born June 15, 1919 in Bolivar, daughter of George and Anna R. (Boring) Baird. Preceded in death by parents and two brothers Arthur and Merel. Survived by husband, August and these children; Mrs. Janice Powell and Roger Lee, both of Bolivar RD 1 also granddaughter Christine Powell. Sister of Mrs. Anna Grace Lickenfelt, New Florence RD 2, Mrs. Catherine Muir, Blairsville RD 1, Mrs. Leona, Helzel Blair and George all of Bolivar RD 1 and Donald , Blairsville RD 1. Member of Church of Christ of West Bolivar. 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. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Church of Christ West Bolivar, the Rev. Jay Eastman, Interment Germany Lutheran Cemetery. No viewing at church.


Henderson, Ida E.

July 23, 1988

HENDERSON - Ida E. 74 Bolivar died July 23, 1988 at home. Born Feb. 28, 1914 in Hundred, W. Va., daughter of late Henry and Elizabeth (Pethel) Hostulter. Preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters and one grandson. Survived by husband, Willis E. Henderson, and daughters, Shirley Kromer, Normalville; Charlotte LeFebver, McDonald and Jean Pahach, Bolivar; also eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. sister of Grace Poland, Oceana, W. Va. and Evie Snyder, North Carolina. Member of Bolivar United Methodist Church and Fort Ligonier Chapter 349, Order of Eastern Star. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at J. Paul McCracken Funeral Home, Bolivar. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bolivar United Methodist Church the Rev. Kenneth Keiper . Interment Fort Palmer Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Tri- Community Ambulance Service Bolivar.


Henderson, Iva Marguerite

July 21, 1995

Iva Marguerite Henderson, 81 of New Florence RD 2 died Friday, July 21, 1995 at Lee Hospital, Johnstown. Mrs. Henderson was born July 6, 1914 in West Wheatfield Twp., Indiana County, daughter of the late Bruce and Lottie Lute. Survivors include five children, Norman and his wife Janice New Florence RD 1, Mrs. Charles (Mona) Boring and Mrs. Harry (Beatrice) McKinney, New Florence RD 2, David and his wife Ina, Bolivar and Roland and his wife Leta, Williamsport. Also surviving are 23 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren, her sister Mona Woods of Barnesboro and her daughter-in-law Nataline Flickinger of Bolivar. She was preceded in death by her husband Boyd W. in 1990, her son Bruce, three infant children, a grandson, two great grandchildren, her sisters Pansy Lute and Hyacinth Rowe and her brother Orlo. Services were held Monday at Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, Rev. Wayne Boring officiating. Interment was in Germany Lutheran Cemetery, New Florence.


Henderson, Jean M.

Native of the Gamble Hollow area, survived by children, grandchildren

Jean M. Henderson 66, of New Florence, died Friday May 9, 2003 at her home. The daughter of the late Leonard and Florence Black, she was born March 14, 1937, in the Gamble Hollow area of West Wheatfield Township. Surviving are these children: Cathy wife of Mike Krause; Sharon wife of David Mundorf and Ronald married to the former Stacey Glass all of New Florence; these grandchildren: Crystal Baird, Corinne Geisweidt, Benjamin and Joshua Henderson; eight great grandchildren; and these sisters and brothers: Ronald Black, Indian Falls NY; Betty Redilla, Blairsville; Virginia wife of James Laskey, Albion NY and Lenora Durham, Oakfield NY. She is preceded in death by her husband Lloyd G Henderson and a granddaughter, Marley Henderson A funeral service was held Tuesday at Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence with the Rev. Allyn K. Guiffre officiating. Interment was in Germany Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Lee Regional Hospice, 117 Work Drive, Johnstown, Pa 15904.


Henderson, Jess T.

June 27, 1978

HENDERSON - Jess T. 96 New Florence, died June 27, 1978, at Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Born Jan. 31, 1882, in Clearfield Twp. son of Samuel and Lenora (McClain) Henderson. Private funeral service at 10 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. Harold Himes. Interment, Fort Palmer Cemetery . Arrangements by Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence.


Henderson, John Robert

Sept. 12, 1999

HENDERSON - John Robert 83, Bolivar, died Sept. 12, 1999, at UPMC Lee Regional. Born March 31, 1916 son of George and Alice (Muir) Henderson. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Clarence, Boyd, Roy and Hillis; and sisters, Ora Lear and Betty Buckles. Survived by wife of 63 years, Estella M. (Binnie) Henderson, and sons, John R., Lilburn, Ga., and Thomas J., Blairsville, RD; and daughters, Mary Jane Ambrose, New Florence, and Janet R. Grier, Harrisburg; also seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and sister, Florence Decker, New Florence. Retired from Torrance State Hospital. Former coal miner. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Church of Christ, Bolivar. In Lieu of flowers family requests that donations be made to American Cancer Society.


Henderson, John Russell

1979

HENDERSON - John Russell, 78 Bolivar RD 1 died Dec. 6, at home. Born Aug. 3, 1901 in Fairfield Twp., son of late John and Adda (McDowell) Henderson. Preceded in death by wife, former Margaret Ankeny and several brothers and sisters. Survived by these children: Richard James and Mrs. Thelma E. Martz, both of Bolivar RD 1; Mrs. Lois C. Gamble, Derry; and Mrs. Esther J. Rager, Southgate, Mich.; also eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Friends received after 7 p.m. Friday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Edward J. Speidel Funeral Home, Bolivar . Service at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Church of Christ, West Bolivar, the Rev. Jerry Pugh. Interment, Fort Palmer Cemetery. Viewing at church one hour prior to service.


Henderson, Mrs. John R.

April, 18, 1976 - Adams Library Micro Film Records

Mrs. Margaret E. Henderson RD 1 died Sunday in Johnstown, Pa. The daughter of the late John and Mary Dennison Ankeny, she was born Dec. 12, 1905, in Ligonier. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Kenneth Rager. She is survived by her husband, John Russell Henderson; the following children, Richard James of Bolivar RD 1, Mrs. Lois C. Gamble of Derry. Mrs. Thelma Martz of Bolivar RD and Mrs. Esther J. Rager of Southgate, Mich.; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren, and six brothers and two sisters, Robert of Derry, John of Bolivar RD., William of Monroeville, Franklin of Ligonier, Owen of Arizona, James of Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Anna Mary Mulligan of New Florence and Mrs. Olive Stark of Kent, Ohio. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in Edward J. Speidel Funeral Home, Bolivar. Services will be held at First Church of Christ, West Bolivar at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Charles Owston officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Palmer Cemetery. Viewing at church will be from noon until time of service.


Henderson, Joseph Curtis

Joseph Curtis Henderson son of John and Ada (McDowell) Henderson died at his home some miles south of Bolivar, Wednesday morning July 9, aged 22 years and 3 months. He had suffered from valvuar heart trouble for some months and a complication arose causing gangrene and a few days before his death it was found necessary to amputate his limb above the knee--but all the skill and tender nursing failed to restore and he answered the summons trusting in the One who bore all our pain. He was united in marriage last September only to Miss Gertrude Blair, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. S. P. Blair, who mourns him together with father and mother and ten brothers and sisters. The funeral service was held on the lawn of his late home and was attended by an unusually large audience being conducted by Dr. W. R. Thompson assisted by Rev. W. P. McDowell. The music was furnished by some friends of the deceased and six of his brothers placed the body in its last resting place in the family lot in Fort Palmer Presbyterian Cemetery, in the presence of a large company of sympathizing friends. He was a member of Camp NC 730 P.O. S. of A. of Bolivar. He was esteemed greatly because of his kindly spirit and sympathy was universal in the time of his suffering and death.


Henderson, Kathryn

May 17, 2000

Kathryn Henderson 90, of Bolivar died May 17, 2000 at Bethlen Home, Ligonier Twp. She was born Nov. 2, 1909 in Fairfield Twp. daughter of Paul S. and Elsie Seigh Yeager. Before her retirement, she was a clerk at the Bolivar U.S. Post Office for 28 years. She was a life long member of First Church of Christ, Bolivar where she was a Sunday school teacher for over 60 years. She was a member of Laurel Valley Senior Citizens, a volunteer at Indian Haven Rest Home, and coordinator for the Bolivar Well Baby Clinic for 18 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, A. Craeson "Whitey" Henderson in 1954, a son, Wayne Elliot Henderson; two sisters, Ruth Henderson and Virginia Moore and three brothers, Paul Sherman, William Robert and Davis Lee Yeager. She is survived by a son, Ralph W. Henderson (and his wife, Barbara) of Greensburg; four grandchildren, Allison Henderson, Kevin Henderson, Jodi Schneider and Alan Henderson; three great grandchildren, Nicole Denier and Ryan Henderson and Asia Henderson; two sisters, Alice "Ash" Yeager and Mildred "Mootz" Yeager, both of Bolivar; a nephew, Cory Yeager, whom she helped raise; nieces Lana Gale Lear and Sandy Carter, great niece Jill Warfel and her daughters, Kelsy and Kassidy and several other nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Saturday at First Church of Christ, Bolivar with the Rev. Jay Eastman and elder William Flickinger officiating. Burial was in Fort Palmer Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to First Church of Christ, PO Box 23, Bolivar, PA. 15923 Arrangements were by J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel Inc., Bolivar.


Henderson, Leroy H.

Jan. 12, 1975 - Adams Library Micro Film Records

Leroy H. Henderson 59 of 339 Church St. Ligonier, died in Latrobe Area Hospital Sunday Afternoon. He was born June 20, 1915 in Fairfield Twp. a son of the late Albert and Ida Crusan Henderson. He was a retired railroad trainman and member of Christian Church in Bolivar and Pennsylvania Railroad Ledge Trainmen. He is survived by his widow, Margaret E. Henderson; one daughter, Nancy J. McMaster of Ligonier; one son, David R. Henderson of Ligonier Twp. five grandchildren; four brothers, Wesley Henderson of New Florence RD., August Henderson, Melvin Henderson and Cecil all of Bolivar.The family will receive friends in the Owen Wolford Funeral Home, Ligonier, from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday then from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be held in the chapel of the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Peter Bury and the Rev. Raymond Tustin officiating. Interment will follow in Ligonier Valley Cemetery.


Henderson, Mrs. Leroy

Feb. 25, 2001

Retired From Bethlen Home

Mrs. Margaret E. Henderson 84, of Ligonier died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001 in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born March 25, 1916 in Black Lick. Prior to her retirement she had been employed by the Bethlen Home as a crafts director. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ligonier. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Henderson, in 1975; her son, David R. Henderson in 1992 and her daughter Nancy J. Watkins in 1994. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel Inc., 144 E. Main St. Ligonier. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wendell L. Bishop officiating. Interment will be in the Ligonier Valley Cemetery.


Henderson, Maola R.

July 13, 1999

Former Derry resident, member of Methodist Church, Sharon

Maola R. Henderson, 98 of John 23rd Home, Hermitage, formerly of Derry, died Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at the home. Mrs. Henderson was born July 23, 1900 in Donegal Twp. Westmoreland County, daughter of the late Harry Wilbur and Lala Rager McKlveen. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sharon. She is survived by her son Richard M. , Hermitage; her daughter Janet Wilkens, Bryen, Texas; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter J., whom she married Oct. 17, 1921, and who died May 30, 1981; children Walter Jr., Harry "Bob" and Lala Turnbull; a great granddaughter; her brothers Abb, Pete and Mac. Graveside services were held Thursday at Coles Cemetery, Derry, Rev. Richard M. Henderson officiating.


Henderson, Marie G.

Oct. 16, 1997

Marie G. Henderson 79 of Bolivar RD 1 died Thursday, Oct. 16, 1997 at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. She was born Sept. 16, 1918 in Fairfield Twp. a daughter of the late George H. and Nora (Betz) Flickinger. Before her retirement she had been an Avon representative in the Bolivar/Robinson area for over 20 years. She was a member and former organist and choir member of the Bolivar First Church of Christ. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Roy E. Henderson, in 1987 a son Jay Arthur, a sister Jean Muir; two brothers, Robert and William "Bus" Flickinger and a grandson Keith Hall. She is survived by five daughters, Fay A. Henderson of Westminster, Md. N. Judith Hall of Blairsville, Karen (Mrs. Ernie) Foster of Bolivar RD 1 , Gay (Mrs. Jeff) Knupp and Tracy (Mrs. Jeff) Bealonis, both of New Florence RD 3, two sons, H. Fritz Henderson and his wife, Kathryn of Burke, Va. and Barry L. Henderson and his wife, Linda of Bolivar RD 1; 15 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Mundorff of Bolivar RD 1 and Gladys Spaugy of Anchorage, Alaska; and a brother Merle Flickinger of St. Louie, MO. Funeral services were held Monday at the First Church of Christ, Bolivar with the Rev. Gabriel Mraz and the Rev. Richard Lear co-officiating. Burial was in Fort Palmer Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Tri Community Ambulance, Bolivar or First Church of Christ, Bolivar. Arrangements by J. Paul McCracken Funeral Home, Bolivar


Henderson, Mary M.

Sept. 8, 1968

HENDERSON - Mary M., 69, Bolivar died Sept. 8, 1968 at Lee Hospital. Daughter of the late John and Ada (Henderson) Henderson. Survived by husband H. Bert, and the following children -- Mrs. Jean Haley, Potomac, Md. Mrs. Patricia Shank, Bolivar and Lee at home; also four grandchildren and the following sister and brothers -- Mrs. Venna Dominy, Johnstown; Frank and Russell Henderson, Bolivar, and Grover Henderson, Ligonier. retired school teacher of the Bolivar School District and a member of the Eastern Star, Ligonier. Friends received after 7 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Edward J. Speidel Funeral Home, Bolivar, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Emil Teyssier officiating. Interment Fort Palmer Cemetery.


Henderson, Nora Margaret

Nov. 25, 1996

HENDERSON - Nora Margaret 72, Bolivar, Pa. died Monday Nov. 25, 1996 at Lee Hospital Johnstown. Born Feb. 4, 1924, in Johnstown, daughter of the late Emory Sabo and Nora (Norris) Beeler. Also preceded in death by two brothers, Amil Beeler and James Sabo, and grandson, Paul B. Mundroff. Survived by husband Arthur F. "Pete" Henderson; daughter, Mrs. James (Sharon) Hixson, Bolivar; sons: Larry E. Beeler, Bolivar RD 1 and Paul D. Mundroff, Bolivar; stepdaughters; Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Galbraith, New Florence RD 1; Anna Henderson, Seward RD 2; Mrs. Robert (Mary Kay) Crusan, Lower Burrell, Pa. ; stepsons; Jay A. Henderson, Severn, MD., and Guy W. Henderson, Belle Vernon, Pa. and Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed as head cook for Bolivar and New Florence elementary schools. She was a member of the First Church of Christ in West Bolivar. Friends received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the J. Paul McCracken Funeral Home, Bolivar. Funeral service 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Church of Christ, the Rev. Gabriel G. Mraz. Interment, Fort Palmer Cemetery, Bolivar.


Henderson, Oliver

1965

Oliver Henderson, who operated Henderson's Variety Store in Bolivar for 46 years, died Sunday at his home on Market street, Bolivar. He was 70. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Bolivar United Presbyterian Church, of which he was an elder, with Rev. James O. Leitch officiating. The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars conducted a military service at graveside in Blairsville Cemetery. Kenneth A. Stuart handled the funeral arrangements. Mr. Henderson was born Aug. 19, 1895, in West Wheatfield Twp., son of Armstrong & Matilda Libengood Henderson. He was a veteran of World War I and started the Bolivar store on his return from military service in 1919. He is survived by his widow (the former Lydia McClellan), a son (Donald O. of Bolivar). two daughters (Mrs. Gladys Super of Beaver Falls and Mrs. Mildred Jarrell of Richmond, Ind.) three brothers (Harry and Charles of RD 2, New Florence, and James of California), two sisters (Mrs. Rebecca Fisher of RD 1, New Florence and Mrs. Clara Hostetler of Harrison City), nice grandchildren and a great granddaughter. another son (Edwin R. ) died in Korea in 1951.


Henderson, Owen H.

Nov. 22, 1996

Robinson native, retired Truck driver, member of United Mine Workers union

Owen H. Henderson 65 of Bolivar. RD 1 died Friday Nov. 22, 1996 at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Mr. Henderson was born Aug. 15, 1931 in Robinson, West Wheatfield Twp., son of the late Alfred and Emma Foust Henderson. He was a retired driver for R&M Trucking and a member of United Mine Workers Local 1257. Surviving are his wife Esther; sons Hank, Robinson, Paul K. Blairsville RD 1 and Stanley C., Armagh; sisters Marian Ridilla and Florence Shanner, Bolivar, Dorothy Baird, Blairsville RD 1, Jane Robinson, New Florence RD 2 and Helen James, Bolivar RD 1; five grandchildren. His brother Albert preceded him in death. Services were held Monday at McCracken Funeral home, Bolivar, Rev. Blair L. McCracken officiating. Interment was in Germany Lutheran Cemetery, New Florence RD 2.


Henderson, Paul McKee

Dec. 10, 1987

Henderson - Paul McKee 85, New Florence died Dec. 10, 1987 at Indiana Hospital. Born Aug. 6, 1902 in Fairfield Twp., son of late Clark and Pearl (Armour) Henderson. Preceded in death by brothers, Willard and Kenneth; sister, Dorothy Caldwell; and infant sister. Survived by wife, former Ethel L. Thompson, and these children: James, Albion; Harold, New Florence RD 2; Zella "Billie" Shetler, New Florence RD 3; and Vivian Taylor, New Florence RD 1; also seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Brother of Millie Boring, California. Member of West Fairfield United Presbyterian Church and New Florence Lions Club. Retired letter carrier for New Florence Post Office with 37 years service. Former mayor of New Florence. Associated long time with New Florence area baseball teams. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and friends received from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. H. Walter White. Interment, Fort Palmer Cemetery.


Henderson, Richard Lee

Oct. 25, 1993

HENDERSON -- Richard Lee, 54, Bolivar RD 1 died Oct. 25, 1993 at Lee Hospital. Born Sept. 6, 1939 in Fairfield Twp., son of Cecil and Margaret V. (Short) Henderson. Preceded in death by father. Survived by mother, Bolivar RD 1. Brother of Cecilia Mitchell, Midvale Utah, Darlene Bartow, Bolivar, Gary L. Bolivar RD1 and Thomas E. Evansville, Ind. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Member of First Church of Christ, Bolivar. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at J. Paul McCracken Funeral Home, Bolivar where service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. Richard E. Lear. Interment, West View Cemetery.

**Note:He fell from a two story house while working ( Falling in a sitting position) which resulted in becoming paralyzed from the waist down thus spending the rest of his life in a wheelchair.


Henderson, Roy E.

July 15, 1987

Roy E. Henderson 73 of Bolivar RD 1 died Wednesday, July 15, 1987 at Mercy Hospital, Johnstown. He was born Sept 25, 1913 in Fairfield Twp. , a son of the late George and Alice (Muir) Henderson. He was a member of First Church of Christ, West Bolivar. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Buckles and Ora Lear; two brothers Clarence and Hilis Henderson a son Jay Henderson and a grandson Keith Hall. He is survived by his wife Marie G. (Slickinger) Henderson; five daughters, Faye Ann Henderson of Dayton, Md., Judy Hall of Johnstown, Sue (Mrs. Ernest) Foster of Bolivar and Gay Lou Fisher and Tracy (Mrs. Jeff) Bealonis both of New Florence, two sons; Barry Henderson of Bolivar and Fritz Henderson of Tolland, Conn. 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister Florence (Mrs. Logan) Decker of New Flornece and two brothers, Boyd Henderson of New Florence and John Henderson of Bolivar. Funeral services were held Friday at First Church of Christ, West Bolivar with the Rev. Richard Lear and Kenneth Neal officiating. Arrangements by J. Paul McCracken Funeral Home, Bolivar. Burial was in Bolivar West View Cemetery.


Henderson, Sadie A.

Nov. 1, 1996

Sadie A. Henderson 89 of New Florence RD 2 formerly of Bolivar died Friday Nov. 1, 1996 at her home. She was born Feb. 13, 1907 in Derry Twp. a daughter of the late John and Maude (Gamble) Williams. She was a member of the New Florence Senior Citizens. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence A. Henderson in 1953; Two sons, Edgar and Clyde Henderson; two daughters Olive Shomo and Doris Davis; four brothers and four sisters. She is survived by four daughters, Marie (Mrs. Robert) Dunkle of North Canton, Ohio; Florence (Mrs. Robert) Hempel of Pompano Beach, Fla.; Linda ( Mrs. Carl) Oliver of Robinson RD 1; Carol Lichtenfels of Lorton, Va.; Two sons, Paul W. Henderson of New Florence RD 1 and Lloyd G. Henderson of New Florence RD 2; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Friends were received at the J. Paul McCracken Funeral Home, Bolivar where services were held Monday with the Rev. Allyn K. Giuffre officiating. Burial was in Bolivar Westview Cemetery, Bolivar.


Henderson, Sarah M. (Shoup)

May 5, 1993

Sarah M. Henderson, 79 of Bolivar RD 1 died Wednesday, May 5, 1993 at Latrobe Area Hospital. Mrs. Henderson was born March 27, 1914 in Latrobe, daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Pendexter Shoup. She was a retired nurse's aide at Torrance State Hospital and a member of the Daughters of America of Bolivar. Survivors include four children, Mrs. John (Connie) Beard, Ronald M and Albert R "Dick" all of Bolivar RD 1; and Samuel A. New Florence RD 1; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin M. in 1983; her sisters Helen Shoup and Mary Stiffey; her brothers Harry and Eugene. Services were held Friday at McCracken Funeral home, Bolivar, Rev. Samuel R. Astolos Jr. officiating. Interment followed in Bethel Cemetery, Clyde.


Henderson, Thomas A.

Feb. 10, 1980

HENDERSON Thomas A. 15, New Alexandria RD 1 died Feb. 10, 1980. Born May 1, 1964 in Latrobe, son of Bernice Stewart and late Albert A. Henderson. Survived by mother; these brothers and sister: Kenneth A. New Florence RD and Robert, Stephen and Sherri all at home; maternal grandmother, Charlotte Stewart, Clarksburg RD.; and Paternal Great grandmother, Gertrude Foust, 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 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Jerry Pugh . Interment , Germany Lutheran Cemetery.


Henderson, Virginia Margaret

Feb. 7, 1997

Margaret Short Henderson - Inspector at Trimble Manufacturing, a member of First Church of Christ

Margaret V. (Virginia Margaret) "Marge" Henderson, 76 of Bolivar RD 1 died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997 at Lee Hospital, Johnstown, PA. Mrs. Henderson was born June 24, 1920 in Fairfield Twp., Westmoreland County, daughter of Philip A Short and Hazel Eales Short Overdorff. She was an inspector at the old Trimble Manufacturing in New Florence and Blairsville. She also was a member of the First Church of Christ in West Bolivar. Survivors include four children, Mrs. Grant (Cecelia) Mitchell, Midvale Utah, Mrs. Charles (Darlene) Bartow, Bolivar, Gray L. Bolivar RD 1, and Thomas E. and wife Dora Evansville, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; Also surviving is her sister Mrs. Elmer (June) Nixon, Robinson and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Cecil W. in 1977; her son Richard Lee; three sisters, Rebecca Howard, Olive Short and Florence McMahon; two brothers, Joseph "Tom" and Harry "Dick". Services were held Monday at McCracken Funeral Home, Bolivar, Rev. Gabriel G. Mraz officiating. Interment was in West View Cemetery, Bolivar.


Henderson, Walter M.

Oct.14, 2002

Derry Twp. native, member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.

Walter M. Henderson 55, of Greensburg, died Monday Oct. 14, 2002 in his home. He was born Nov. 15, 1946, in Derry Twp., a son of the late Clarence and Rose Percha Henderson. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, Greensburg, and was employed as a salesman by Kenny Ross Ford. Surviving are his wife, Arlene P. Lasko Henderson; two sons, Mark S. and his wife Angela, of Latrobe and Aaron M. and his wife, Erin of Bethel Park; a daughter, Alyssa D. of Greensburg; two grandchildren; Also two brothers, "Bob" of Derry and "Buck" of Port Vue; four sisters, Helen "Toots" Pavel of Trenton, Mich., "Libby" McDowell of Derry Twp., Patricia King of Trenton, Mich., and Pauline Harr of Leo, Ind., numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday in Our Lady of Grace Church. Entombment followed in Westmoreland County Memorial park, Hempfield Twp. Memorial donations may be made to the Westmoreland County Parkinson Support Group, 608 Cochran Drive, Greensburg, Pa. 15601


Henderson, Walter Wayne

Sept. 1, 1979

Walter Wayne Henderson 58 of Erie, formerly of Bolivar, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 1979, in Lee Hospital, Johnstown. Mr. Henderson was born Oct. 28, 1920, in Fairfield Twp. , a son of the late Walter and Jessie (Baird) Henderson. Mr. Henderson is survived by these sisters; Mrs. Winona Gamble of West Bolivar, and Mrs. Theresa McClure of Bolivar. He made his home with Mrs. Iva Grubbs of Erie. Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Edward J. Speidel Funeral Home, Bolivar, with the Rev. Donald Stanley officiating. Burial was in Fort Palmer Cemetery.


Henderson, Wayne Elliott

Oct.24, 1985

HENDERSON - Wayne Elliott, 47 205 Fifth Ave. St. Albans, W. Va. formerly of Bolivar, died Oct. 24, 1985 at Charleston Memorial Hospital after extended illness. Born Jan. 29, 1938, son of Craeson "Whitey" and Kathryn (Yeager) Henderson. Preceded in death by father. Survived by widow, former Catherine Frame; daughter, Allison, at home; son Kevin, Charleston, W. Va.; mother, Kathryn Henderson; and brother, Ralph W., Greensburg. Was Clinical Psychologist for Rehab Center Institute, W. Va. Graduate of West Virginia University. Member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, where funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Interment, Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Casdorph-Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Cancer Society.


Henderson, Wesley E.

May 1, 1995

Wesley E. Henderson 77 of New Florence RD 1 died Monday May 1, 1995 at Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born March 26, 1918, in Fairfield Twp., a son of the late Albert and Ida B. (Crusan) Henderson. He was a member of the Community Bible Church; West Bolivar. He was a World War II Veteran. He was a Technical Sergeant; serving in the Rhineland, Northern France and the Battle of the Bulge. He received the Good Conduct Medal, African, Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Expert Infantry Badge, Combat Infntry Badge, Purple Heart, Oat Leaf Cluster, and Bronze Star. He was a life member of the D.A.V., Indiana Chapter, and a member of V.F.W. Post 155, Johnstown and the N.R.A. he is survived by his wife, Sara E. (Garland) Henderson; a son, Timothy E. married to Charlene Bouch of Bolivar RD 1; two grandchildren, Gail and Philip Henderson; a great-grandson, Philip Henderson, and a brother, August Henderson of Bolivar RD 1. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, where services will be held Thursday, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Samuel R. Astolos Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Fort Palmer Cemetery. Military graveside rites by local veterans organizations.


Henderson, Willis E.

Feb. 26, 1995

Willis E. Henderson 87 of Bolivar, died Sunday Feb. 26, 1995 at Beacon Manor, Indiana, Pa. He was born Dec. 13, 1907 in Fairfield Twp. a son of the late Frank F. and Jennie E. (Muir) Henderson. Before his retirement he had been employed as a truck driver for Allegheny Foundry. He was a member of and former board member of Bolivar United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Acacia Lodge No. 355, F&AM Blairsville; Couderport Consistory; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; BPOE No. 406 and Moose Lodge No. 187 both of Blairsville. He was preceded in death by his wife Ida (Hostulter) Henderson who died in 1988; a brother, Ernie and two sisters, Nettie Ankney and Jean Neiport. He is survived by a daughter, Jean Pahach of Bolivar; two step daughters, Charlotte LeFebure of Pittsburgh; and Shirley Kromer of Normalville; four grandsons and six great grandchildren; five sisters, Jennie Holdell of Clyde; Adda Fulcomer and Ethel Silk both of Bolivar RD 1; June McKinney of Indiana, Pa. Ruth Krompholtz of Bolivar; a brother Arthur of Bolivar RD 1 and several nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the J. Paul McCracken Funeral Home, Bolivar where services were held today (Wednesday) with the Rev. R. Kenneth officiating. Burial was in Fort Palmer Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to Tri Community Ambulance Service, Bolivar.


Hill, Edward M.

Jan. 7, 1984

Edward M. Hill, 99 of Blairsville RD 1 formerly of Seward, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 1984, in Lee Hospital, Johnstown. He was born Feb. 9, 1884 in St. Clair Twp., Westmoreland County, a son of the late Samuel and Susan (Miller) Hill. He was a member of New Florence United Methodist Church and a retired employee of Seward Generating Station, Pennsylvania Electric Co. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret I. (Medsger) Hill; second wife, Elsie (Overdorf) Hill; sons, Samuel, Victor and Charles; and eight brothers and sisters. He is survived by three children, Hannah Marsh of Blairsville RD 1; Joseph of Seward; and John of Gary, Ind.; also 14 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and one brother, Lawrence of Buffalo, N.Y. Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, with the Revs. James N. Shaver Jr. and Samuel R. Astolos officiating. Burial followed in Armagh Cemetery.


Hill, Harry A.

Feb. 13, 2002

HILL Harry A. 86 of Blairsville went to be with our Lord on Feb. 13, 2002. Died at UPMC Lee Regional. Born Nov. 11, 1915, in Sagamore, Pa., son of late Charles and Mary (Calloway) Hill. Preceded in death by parents; brother, John; and sister, Mildred Hill. Survived by wife, Irene Laymen; and these children; Charles, married to Nancy Edwards, South Fork; James, married to Linda Rudnik, Seward; Terry, married to Jean Nixon, Commodore; Timothy, married to Bonnie Rudnik, Blairsville; and Eugene, married to Linda Bergamasco, Blairsville. Also survived by 26 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; and seven great great grandchildren. Brother of Sue Zar, Seward; Anna Bell Lassic, Buffalo, N.Y.; Mervin Hill, Seward; holly Mae Santucci, Seward; Dorothy Jones, New Florence; and Ben Hill, Latrobe. Harry was an avid fisherman, hunter, farmer and family man. Death breaks a marriage of 64 years. retired from the mines with 39 years of service. Member of Local 1257, UMWA. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, where service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. R. Kenneth Keiper. Interment, Germany Lutheran Cemetery.


Hill, Harry E.

Feb, 17, 1986

Harry E. Hill 62, of Blairsville RD 1 (Heshbon) died Monday, Feb. 17, 1986 at home. Mr. Hill was born July 26, 1923, in Armagh, son of the late Henry E. and Gussie Cozetta Ressler Hill. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Robinson VFW and Bolivar American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Betty Jane Lever Knight Hill; four children, Mrs. Augie (Hazel E.) Dipofi, Bolivar, Harry E. Jr., at home, Henry E. Homer City and Thomas E. "Joe", Marion Center; Also surviving are six grandchildren; six brothers and sisters, Thomas E., Homer City, Ronnie and Mildred Phipps, both of Youngstown, Ohio, Helen Grace Swank, Pennsville, N.J., Hazel Jean Reynolds, Middletown and Shirley Ruth Miller, Franklinville, N.J. He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters Kenneth Stevenson, Matthew Allen, William George, Elmer Roy, Annie Margaret and Minella Mae. Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Ondriezek Funeral Home, Seward, Rev. Robert Thornton officiating. Interment will follow in Armagh Cemetery.


Hill, Henrietta (Brown)

Indiana County Gazette, Pennsylvania, Indiana
May 25, 1892

Mrs. Henrietta B. Hill, wife of Rev. J. S. Hill of New Florence, after a short illness, died at her home, May 20, at 5:45 a.m., aged 25 years. Deceased was the daughter of Rev. N. E. Brown of Evansburg, Crawford county, Pa. The Funeral was held in the United Presbyterian church, New Florence, of which Rev. Mr. Hill is pastor, Saturday last at 4 o'clock p.m. Rev. Messrs. Greer and Hamilton of the U. P. church, Rev. Mr. Hamilton of the Presbyterian church and Rev. Mr. Lafferty of the M. E. church book, took part in the services. The interment was at Freeport on Tuesday, May 24.


Hill, Joseph Metsgar

July 13, 2002

Member of Seward United Methodist Church, former member of UMW, OE

Joseph Metsgar Hill, 87 Seward, died July 13, 2002, at home. Born July 13, 1915, in New Florence, he was the son of Edward and Margaret Metsgar Hill. He was a member of Seward United Methodist Church and former member of United Mine Workers District 2 and Operating Engineers Local 66. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Delores Burggraf; his brothers, Samuel, Victor, Charles and John, and his sister, Hannah Marsh. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Mildred Berkhammer Hill; Also children, Joseph and wife Linda, Palm Desert, Calif., Mrs. Arthur (Helen) Boring, New Florence, Richard and wife Helen, Seward, Mrs. Vincent (Shirley) Clark, New Alexandria, Robert and wife Louella, Seward and Ronald and wife, Sally, New Florence. he is also survived by 20 grandchildren. Funeral service was held Tuesday at Seward United Methodist Church, Rev. John King officiating. Interment was in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Meese Funeral Home, Seward in charge of the arrangements.


Hill, Thomas H. "Red" Sr.

May 24, 1986

Thomas H. "Red" Hill Sr., 45 of Indiana died Saturday, May 24, 1986 as the result of an auto accident. Mr. Hill was born Aug. 4, 1940 in Seward son of the late Henry Elmer and Gussie Ressler Hill. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors include six children, Jeffrey L. , Pease AFB, New Hampshire, Mrs. Timothy (Jacqueline) Debick, Avonmore, Mrs. Randall (Donna) Caramellino, Leechburg, Thomas H. Jr., Barbara Jean and John Matthew, Homer City RD 2; Also surviving are a granddaughter; a brother and four sisters, Ronnie and Mrs. Robert (Mildred) Phipps, Struthers, Ohio, Mrs. Forrest (Grace) Swank and Mrs. Russell (Shirley) Miller, both of Iona, N. J. and Mrs. Lester (Jean) Reynolds, Harrisburg. He was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters. Services were held Wednesday at Bowser-Askew Funeral Home, Homer City, Rev. Robert Thornton officiating. Interment followed in Armagh Cemetery.


Hofecker, Lois B.

Dec. 24, 1999

Lois B. Hofecker, 82 of Bolivar RD 1 died Friday Dec. 24, 1999, in the Edgewood Nursing Center, Youngstown, Pa. She was born July 15, 1917 in Fairfield Twp., a daughter of the late Ernest C. and Ruthe McCoy McBurney. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband G. Ralph Hofecker, in 1994; and a brother, Dwight McBurney. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Dorothy) Shurie of Latrobe; two sons, Ronald R. (and wife, Ruth Ann) Hofecker of Ligonier RD 1 and William C. (and wife Linda) Hofecker of Bolivar RD 1; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a sister, Kaye Hall of New Florence RD 1. She was a member of the Fort Palmer Presbyterian Church and the Philanthropic Aid Society. Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the McCabe Funeral Home Inc., 244 W. Main St., Ligonier. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Fort Palmer Presbyterian Church, Bolivar, with Pastor Jim Tomb officiating. Interment Fort Palmer Cemetery, Bolivar. Memorial gifts may be made to the Fort Palmer Presbyterian Church, Bolivar RD 1.


Hood. Helen R.

Aug. 6, 1997

HOOD Helen R. 71 of New Florence died Aug. 6, 1997 at Loyalhanna Care Center, Latrobe. Born May 17, 1926 in Bolivar, daughter of the late John and Nellie (Welshon) Robinson. Also preceded in death by husband, Ward B. Hood, on Aug. 20, 1984; sister, Tillie; brother, William Robinson. Survived by these children; Linda, wife of William Hofecker, Bolivar RD 1; Joseph, married to former Denise Luther, Seward RD 2; Richard, New Florence; three grandsons. Sister of Charles and Kenneth Robinson, both of Bolivar RD 1; and Lois Salyards, Bolivar. Member of New Florence United Presbyterian Church; New Florence Scalawags. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Thomas Barner. Interment Bethel Cemetery.


Hoover, Doris (Miller)

March 23, 2005

HOOVER - Doris (Miller) 83, Somerset, Formerly of Robinson died Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at Siemon's Lakeview Manor Estates, Somerset. Born Saturday Oct. 15, 1921 in Robinson, daughter of Clark and Matilda (Nixon) Miller. Preceded in death by parents; husband, the Rev. William E. Hoover in 1999; sisters, Margaret Moody and Betty Kells; brothers, Walter Miller, Keith Miller and John Miller; and sisters, Mary Etta Liebold, Helen Long and Alma Burkett. Survived by children; Patricia, married to Arthur Figurski, Kernersville, N.C.; William E. Jr. and wife, Kathleen , York; Judy, Married to Marvin Thomas, Thomas Mills; Cathy, married to Robert Phillips, York; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Also survived by sisters, Gladys Miller, Erie; and Connie Dunsmore, Pitcairn. Mrs. Hoover lived in Natrona Heights, Fairchance, East McKeesport, Sebring, Fla., Spring Grove and Kernersville, N.C. before moving to Somerset. She was a pastor's wife, having helped serve with several Church of the Brethren parishes with her husband. Visitation from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., time of service Saturday, March 26, at Ferguson, Funeral Home, Blairsville, the Rev. John Eash and her grandson, Matthew Phillips officiating. Interment, Mount Tabor Cemetery, Blairsville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either Back to the Bible, PO Box 82808, Lincoln, Neb. 68501, or to the Church of the Brethren Mission Fund, 115 Spring Road, Hollsopple, Pa. 15935.


Hoover, Harold Neff

March 31, 1999

HOOVER - Harold Neff, 86 New Florence died March 31, 1999 at Home. Born Jan. 16, 1913, in Seward, son of late Neff O. and Anna Elizabeth (Kephart) Hoover. Survived by wife, former Gladys R. Williams; and these children, William N., married to Karl Sorhaug, Princeton, N.J. and Alice White, Southern California; grandchildren, Elizabeth Moore, Princeton, N.J.; Ingrid Smith and Emily Hoover, both of New York City; great grandchildren, Raanan Moore and Abigail Smith. Brother of Fred Hoover, Johnstown; and Ruth Conrad, Ligonier. U.S. Navy veteran, World War II, served aboard the USS Stern. Retired employee of Seward Generating Station of Penelec. Avid gardener, who planted many trees in New Florence. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Presbyterian Church, New Florence, the Rev. John J. McClure. Interment , Bethel Cemetery.


Horner, Avonell M.

Nov. 23, 2002

HORNER - Avonell M. 86 Ligonier, formerly of Robinson died Nov. 23, 2002 at Bethlen Home. Born Oct. 26, 1916 in Lucernemines, Pa., daughter of late Robert H. Mitchell Sr. and Sarah Little Mitchell. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Clyde; Bolivar American Legion 128 Ladies Auxiliary; and Robinson VFW 9310 Ladies Auxiliary. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Robert (JoAnn) True, Mayer, Ariz.; and Mrs. Edward (Cleo) Langham and Mrs. Andy (Bonnie) Long, both of Bolivar RD 1; nine grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren. Also survived by Winifred Buffoni, Ebensburg; and Mrs. Lyle (Nancy) Cameron, Stow, Ohio. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Roy E. Horner, in 1990; sisters Elizabeth and Phyllis Mitchell and Gladys McDowell; and brothers, Ronald, Wilfred and Robert Mitchell Jr. Friends will be received from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel Inc., 536 Market Street, Bolivar where service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. G. Sherman Ott officiating. Interment will follow at Germany Lutheran Cemetery. Family suggests memorial contributions in her memory to Tri- Community Ambulance, Bolivar, Pa. 15923


Houk, Dr. Jacob

Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
December 31, 1823 Page 1

Greensburg, Dec. 19

Fatal Accident

On Monday the 15th inst., As Dr. Jacob Houk, was on his road to visit a patient, he was thrown from his horse, about 5 miles east of this place, and received so severe a fracture in his skull, that he survived but a short time after he was found, and died last evening about 7 o'clock. He was insensible when found and could not tell how the accident occurred, but it is supposed that the horse fell upon him. - Gazette.


Howard, Alberta M. Payne

Jan. 10, 1997

Member of Faith Lutheran Church, Laurel Valley Seniors, VFW Auxil.

Alberta M. Howard 84 of New Florence RD 2 died Friday, Jan. 10, 1997 at Beacon Manor, Indiana. Mrs. Howard was born Aug. 12, 1912 in Lockport, Westmoreland County , daughter of the late William J. and Sarah Wambaugh Payne. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, the Laurel Valley Seniors and the Robinson VFW Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband Carl H.; children Elsie and Lois, new Florence RD 2, Mrs. Lester (Gloria) Lichtenfels, Robinson, Thomas Mulligan and wife Sandra, Seward, Mrs. Donald (Barbara) Hough, Latrobe and Norma Brown, Johnstown; Also surviving are 23 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and a great great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her first husband George H. Mulligan; her brothers William, Joseph, Alvin, Boyd and Clarence; her sister Mildred Frain. Services were held Tuesday at Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, Revs. Allyn Giuffre and Norris Mason officiating. Interment was in Isabelle Cemetery.


Howard, Clarence "C.F."

Aug. 18, 1979

HOWARD - Clarence "C.F.," 74, Armagh, dead on arrival Aug. 18, 1979, at Lee Hospital. Born Feb. 19, 1905, in Johnstown, son of Daniel H. and Catherine (Cuppett) Howard. Preceded in death by parents; daughter, Lois; and brother, Daniel. Survived by stepmother, Mrs. Edith Howard, Johnstown; widow former Olive Burkhart; and these children; Richard A., married to former Charlotte Apple, Armagh; William C., married to former Judy Mittendorff, Waukegan, Ill. and the Rev. Kenneth R. married to former Bernadee Middleton, Levitown; also eight grandchildren. Brother of Robert Howard, Cleveland, and Arthur, Leroy, George, Mrs. Edith Tremain, Mrs. Catherine Hustege, Mrs. Marian Varner, Mrs. Ruth Mansour and Mrs. Donna Jones, all of Johnstown. Member of Third Brethren Church, Morrellville; past district president of church laymen's organization; and member of East Wheatfield Twp. Sportsmen's Club. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Kenneth N. Gray Funeral home, Seward where service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Clarence Kindley. Interment Headrick Cemetery.


Howard, Earl Robert Sr.

Dec. 10, 1987

HOWARD - Earl Robert Sr. 63, New Florence RD 2 died Dec. 10, 1987 at Altoona VA Medical Center. Born June 10, 1924 in Louisville, KY., son of late George and Ella (Applegate) Howard. Preceded in death by brothers, Virgil, Albert and Hershell. Survived by wife, former Lois M. Mulligan, and these children; Earl R. Jr., married to former Mary Bredlinger, New Florence RD 2; Robin L. wife of Larry Will, New Florence RD 1; and Mary Grace, at home; also four grandchildren. Brother of Carl (Twin brother) and Elmer, both of New Florence RD 2 and Ruth Moritz, Torrance. Member of St. John's Lutheran Church, New Florence; Robinson VFW; and Bolivar American Legion. Veteran of World War II. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 Friday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, where service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, the Rev. Dr. Richard Shoenleber . Interment, Isabelle Cemetery. Military graveside rites by local veterans' organizations.


Howard, George T.

June 8, 1979

HOWARD - George T. 93, New Florence RD 2, died June 8, 1979, at Lee Hospital. Born July 22, 1885 in West Wheatfield Twp., son of the late Phillip and Grace (McCoy) Howard. Also preceded in death by wife, former Allie E. Applegate and two sons, Hershel and Albert. Survived by these children; Elmer, Carl and Earl, all of New Florence RD 2; and Virgil and Mrs. Ruth Moritz, both of Torrance; also 16 grandchildren. Brother of Mrs. Martha Rodgers, Greensburg. Retired employee of Frank M. Sheesley Co., Johnstown. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Interment , Bethel Cemetery.


Howard, Jay Donald

April 4, 1987

Jay Donald Howard 59 of Bolivar RD1 died Saturday April 4, 1987 at Lee Hospital Johnstown. Mr Howard was born Dec. 14, 1927 in Bolivar son of the late John and Susan Elizabeth Yeager Howard. He was retired from the Franklin Division of Bethlehem Steel, Johnstown and a member of the First Church of Christ. He also was a member of United Steel Workers Local 2644. Survivors include his wife Mary M. Brewer Howard; his daughter Mrs. Thomas (Mary Susan) Garland, Bolivar RD 1; two grandsons; two brothers, Edward and John both of New Florence RD 1; Also surviving are his sister Margaret Houggy, Mesa Ariz. and two sister-in-law, Irene Howard, Robinson and Joy Howard, Robindale Heights. He was preceded in death by his sister Martha Shank and three brothers, David, Harry and Willard. Services were held Wednesday at Stuart Funeral home, Rev. Kenneth Neal officiating. Interment followed in West View Cemetery.


Howard, Joyce

Jan. 29, 1999

HOWARD - Joyce 68, Rockville, Md. formerly of Seward, died Jan. 29, 1999, at home. Born Oct. 25, 1930. Preceded in death by parents, Gladis and Merlyn Anderson, and by brother, David Anderson. Survived by husband, Clayton "Red" Howard, formerly of Johnstown; and children; Cindy Hemenway, Bruce Howard, Beth Schjolin, Amy Stewardson and Phillip Howard, and sister, Dorothy Jean Smith, formerly of Seward. Also survived by eight grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Rockville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the W.E.E. Center, c/o First Baptist Church of Rockville, 55 Adclare Rd., Rockville, Md. 20850.


Howard, Minnie Oralee

Aoril 14, 2002

Survived by husband, daughters, sons, grandchildren, great grandsons

Minnie Oralee Howard, 84 New Florence, died Sunday April 14, 2002 at Lee Hospital. Born Feb. 8, 1918 in Ellijay, Ga., daughter of the late Gordon and Frances Bennett Defore. She also was preceded in death by six brothers and five sisters. Survivors include her husband of 59 years. Walter Aka "Mule Skinner;" Also children Walter Jr., married to Donna Hauser, Brooksville, Fla.; Dempsey, married to Sheila, and Roland, New Florence; David married to Donna Boltz, Hummelstown; James, Homer City; Frank and friend Nancy Thomas, New Florence; Michael, married to Marilyn Kaufman, Seward; Opal, wife of Gregory Boring, and April, wife of Gary Sisitki, New Florence; Nathan, Johnstown. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, two great grandsons, and a sister, Mary Quinn, Dalton, Ga. A Private memorial service was held. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, was in charge of arrangements.


Howard, Olive

Sept. 2, 2001

Olive Howard, 99 of Armagh, died Sept. 2, 2001 at Church of the Brethren Home. She was born May 18, 1902 in Johnstown, daughter of Dr. E. J. and Belle (Hildebrand) Burkhart. She was a member of Third Brethern Church and its missionary society. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence F. Howard; a daughter, Lois L. Howard; four brothers, Morris, Earl, Blair, and John Burkhart, and a sister, Viola Burkhart. She is survived by three sons, Richard A. Howard (and his wife, Charlotte), of Armagh, William C. Howard (and his wife, Judith) of Waukegan, Ill., and Kenneth A. Howard (and his wife, Bernadee) of Croydon; eight grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral service was held Friday at Richard C. Stuart Funeral Home, Armagh, with Pastor Raymond D. Grumbling officiating. Burial was in Headricks Union Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Third Brethren Church, 184 Spring Street, Johnstown, PA. 15906.


Howard, Phyllis M.

May 3, 1994

HOWARD - Phyllis M. 66 New Florence RD 1 died May 3, 1994 at Home. Born Nov. 2, 1927 in Johnstown daughter of late Bert and Rebecca (Henderson) Fisher. Preceded in death by brothers, Ray, Burl, Thomas, and Bert, and sister, Annabelle.Survived by husband, Harry F. Howard, and these children: Shirley, wife of Dennis Shick, Indiana; Daniel, married to former Shirley Jean Bogart, Cambridge, Ohio; Mark H. married to former Mildred Castelli, Stephen City, Va.; Trudy, wife of Greg Nixon, Armagh; and Stephen, married to former Christen Barcey, Vidalia, Ga.; grandchildren: Rachelle, Keith, Scott and Rebecca Shick; Mark T. and Michael Howard; and Michael and Jason Nixon. Sister of Emma Boring, Robinson; Irene Lawhead, New Florence RD 2, Harry Fisher, Hollsopple; and Joseph Fisher, Johnstown. Member of United Presbyterian Church, New Florence, where she was a member of the Women's Association and Adult Sunday School Class; New Florence Women's Club; Fairfield Community Center; and Senior Fellowship Dinners. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at United Presbyterian Church, New Florence, the Rev. Dean Weaver. Interment, Fairfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family requests contributions be made to Johnstown Community Nursing and Hospice, 119 Walnut St., Johnstown, Pa. 15901


Howard, Raymond L.

July 21, 1993

Raymond L. Howard, 73, of Johnstown, formerly of New Florence died Wednesday, July 21, 1993 at Lee Hospital, Johnstown. He was born Aug. 12, 1919, in New Florence, a son of the late Curtis and Pearl S. (Oliver) Howard. He was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church, New Florence Lion's Club; Chapter 2, DAV, Johnstown; Lodge 331 F&AM, Ligonier Scottish Rite Lodge Coudersport; Jaffa Temple, Altoona; and Lodge 523, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a retired shift supervisor for Pennsylvania Electric Company, Seward Generating Station. He was preceded in death by his wife Viola (Allison) Howard, and a brother, Paul E. Howard. He is survived by three brothers, Homer W. and Harry F. Howard, both of New Florence RD 1; and Fred C. Howard of Mason, Ohio; a number of nieces and nephews; and stepmother, Margaret Howard of Seward. Friends were received at the Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, where services were held Saturday, with the Rev. Dr. Lawrence W. Chottiner officiating. Entombment was in Grandview Mausoleum. in lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to a favorite charity or church.


Howard, Robert R.

Feb. 17, 1993

Robert R. Howard, 46 of Latrobe, formerly of New Florence RD1, died Wednesday, Feb. 17 1993 at Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh. Mr. Howard a former employee of Steiner's Foundry, Latrobe, was born March 3, 1946 in Johnstown, son of Jessie Vickroy Howard, New Florence RD 1, and the late Robert A. Howard. Survivors other than his mother include his wife Glenda Kisamore Howard; three sons, John, New Florence, and Robert and Bryan, Latrobe; two sisters, Marion Baldwin, Pasadena, Md. and Patricia Lundregan, College park, Md. Services were held Friday at Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, Rev. R. Kenneth Keiper officiating. Interment followed in Fairfield Cemetery


Howard, Samuel G. Jr.

Sept. 5, 1993

HOWARD Samuel G. Jr. , 34, Bolivar RD 1, died Sept. 5, 1993, at University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, Md. Born April 10, 1959 in Miami, Fla., son of Samuel G. Sr. and Julia (Fisher) Howard. Survived by parents, Bolivar RD 1; brother, Thomas, Bolivar RD 1; and sister, Sally Ziegler, Altoona. 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, the Revs. Edward Kapnic and Alfred Gallaher. Interment, Germany Lutheran Cemetery.


Howard, Willard J.

March 25, 1986

HOWARD Willard J. 65 Box 20, Robindale Heights, Seward RD 2 died March 25, 1986 at Lee Hospital. Born Sept. 14, 1920 in Bolivar son of Late John and Susan E. (Yeager) Howard. Preceded in death by first wife, former Marion Repine, son, Willard L., sister Martha and brothers, David and Harry. Survived by widow, former Joy Arnett-Younkin, and these children: Mrs. Dennis Berezansky, Seward RD 2; Randy Younkin, Youngstown, Ohio; and Kerry Younkin, Saugus, Calif., also 5 grandchildren; Kevin, Deneen, Tressa, Brian and Heather. Brother of Edward Howard and John Shank, both of New Florence; Jay Howard, Bolivar, and Margaret Houggy, Mesa, Ariz.; also survived by sister-in-law, Irene, widow of David Howard, Robinson. Retired employee of Penelec's Seward Generating Station. Veteran of World War II. Life member of Thomas R. Lewis Jr. Post 7022, VFW, Seward. Member of American Legion, Bolivar, and Sunnehanna Lodge 742, F.&A.M. Friends received from 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. David Michaels. Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery.


Hughes, Carrie L. (Blankenbicker)

Aug. 5, 1994

Hughes Carrie L. (Blankenbicker), 33, of New Florence died Aug. 5, 1994 at home. Born July 2, 1961 in Johnstown, daughter of J. Edward and Evelyn M. (Cushman) Blankenbicker. Preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Cecil and Hazel Blankenbicker. Survived by husband, Kenneth W. Hughes; children; Ashley and Tyler, at home; parents; J. Edward and Evelyn M. Blankenbicker, New Florence. Sister of Edward, married to Terri Waters, Armagh; Jeffrey, married to Wendy Yeager, New Florence; Richard married to Paula Merritt, New Florence. Also survived by maternal grandparents, Albert and Bessie Cushman, New Florence, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Member of New Florence United Methodist Church. Employee of Roadway Pharmacy, Seward. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday at New Florence United Methodist Church, the Rev. William Pieringer. Interment, Ft. Palmer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers family requests donations be made to Carrie L. Hughes Memorial Cancer Research, care of Johnstown Bank & Trust, New Florence Office, New Florence, Pa. 15944.


Hughes, Eli

Newspaper: Adams Memorial Library Microfilm

Submitters Name: Donald Buncie

Obit: At 3:15 this morning, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Calvin Marks, near Baggaley, Eli Hughes, a well known resident of the Youngstown district, died from a complication of diseases. Mr. Hughes was aged 73 years and leaves to survive five daughters, Mrs. D. L. Custis, of West Lafayette, Ohio; Mrs. H. C. Mershon, of Youngstown; Mrs. A.G. Dixon, of North Carolina; Mrs. Calvin Marks, of Baggaley; and Miss Gertrude Hughes, of Baggaley; and three sons, Isaac Hughes, of Port Huron, Michigan; George Hughes, of Oakmont; and Sidmon Hughes, of Whitney. One sister, Mrs. Anna Barnhart, of Youngwood, also survives. Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the residence of Mrs. Marks near Baggaley. Interment will be made in the Methodist cemetery, at Youngstown.

(Obit: 6/21/1923)


HUGHES, Elizabeth

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Submitters Name: Donald Buncie

Obit: Mrs. Elizabeth Hughes, the widow of the late Thomas Hughes, died at 5:45 o'clock, on Saturday evening, at her home, No. 627 Weldon street, death having been due to cerebral apoplexy, superinduced by old age. She was aged 81 years, one month and 20 days. She is survived by seven children, four daughters and three sons, viz, Mrs. Fibbie A. Lightcap, Mrs. Harriet L. Smiley, Mrs Maria J. Pollins, Mrs. Virginia Marshall, William M. Hughes, James G. Hughes, and Vestus L. Hughes. She is also survived by fifteen grand children and by 16 great grandchildren. The funeral services will be held at the family residence at 2:00 o'clock, tomorrow afternoon, the services being conducted by the Rev. George C. Fisher and the Rev. J.S. Hill. The interment will be made in Unity cemetery. (Obit: 3/29/1909)


Hughes, Elizabeth J

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Submitters Name: Donald Buncie

Obit: Mrs. Elizabeth J, Hughes, wife of Alexander W, Hughes, of Bradenville, died, yesterday, at the family residence, aged 66 years, 11 months and three days. She is survived by a husband and ten children, the latter being: W.I. Hughes and Mrs Ida E. Hart, both of New Alexandria; Walter R. Hughes, Louis C. Hughes, Mrs Mary B. Caldwell and Mrs Blanche C. Phillipi of Derry; Mrs Sybilla C. Morrow, of Webster; Otis N. Hughes, Mrs E. Floy Braden and Miss V. Earle Hughes, of Bradenville. She is survived also, by 36 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; also by a sister, Mrs James B. Stephenson, of Clay Center, Kansas. Funeral services will be held at the family residence at 2 o'clock, tomorrow afternoon. The interment will follow in Cole's cemetery, Derry. (Obit: 6/10/1912)


Hughes, George W

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Submitters Name: Donald Buncie

Obit: George W. Hughes of Oakmont died Friday. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nellie Hughes and the following children, Mrs. John B. (Helen) Huot, Mrs. G. Howard (Alice) McCurdy, Mrs. Margaret Talarico, Mrs. James R. (Gladys) Robbeloth, Mrs. Richard (Grace) Backwith; sisters, Mrs. Susan Mershon, Youngstown; Mrs. Gertrude English, High Point, N.C.: Mrs. Nettie Custis, Youngstown, Ohio; 16 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. Services were held at 2 pm today.

(Obit: 4/27/1971)


Hughes, James D. "Perk" Jr.

Oct. 20, 1977

James D. "Perk" Hughes, Jr. 52 of Van Nuys, Calif., formerly of Bolivar, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 1977 in California. Mr. Hughes was born Feb. 9, 1925 in Bolivar, the son of the late James D. Sr. and Clara Ann (Shake) Hughes. Mr. Hughes is survived by sons: James Vance, John and Jackie all of California. He was the brother of Mrs. Mabel Schoch of New Castle, Del.; Melvin of Pittsburgh; Jack of Bolivar; Mrs. Betty Trostle of New Castle, Del., William of Bolivar; and Roger of New Florence RD1. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Edward J. Speidel Funeral Home, Bolivar. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the United Presbyterian Church, Bolivar with the Rev. Donald Stanley officiating. Burial will follow in the Westview Cemetery.


HUGHES, Isaac C.

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Submitters Name: Donald Buncie

Obit: Derry, Pa. Sept 25- Unaware of the approach of the flier, Isaac C Hughes, section foreman of Section No. 38, was struck and instantly killed, about two o'clock yesterday afternoon, by train 601, near Hillside, Pa. Mr Hughes, who had been section foreman at that point for almost a quarter of a century, was working with his men. A freight train was going east on Track No. 2 and when it approached Mr. Hughes stepped over on Track No. 3 with the level he was using. He failed to hear the approach of train 601 which was away behind time and going at a high rate of speed. Before anyone could call to him he was struck and hurled some distance, death being instantaneous. The remains were brought to Nicholson's morgue on No. 41. Born in Bradenville, Mr. Hughes formerly lived on the old Hughes homestead, west of town. He has been living at Gray Station, since being made track foreman. He entered the employment of the P.R.R. On August 18, 1881, and was promoted to track foreman in 1895 and has been located at Gray Station ever since. He was known as one of the most dependable men on the Pittsburgh division, in his line of work. His wife preceded him in death several years ago. There are no children surviving. The following brothers and sisters survive: George M., David E., and Norman K., on the old homestead; J. Lawrence, of Derry; Mrs. M.A. Fritz, Mrs. H.S. Robinson, of Derry and Miss Margaret on the old homestead. He was a member of the Veteran Employes' Association of the PRR and an attendant at the Methodist church. The remains will be taken to the old homestead, west of town, on the brick road. Funeral services will be held there tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. J.C. Burnworth in charge. Interment will follow in Derry cemetery. (Obit: 9/25/1918)


Hughes, Isaac S

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Submitters Name: Donald Buncie

Obit: Funeral services were held in Port Huron, Mich., at 1:30 pm today for Attorney Isaac S. Hughes, 74, a native of Cook Twp., who died at his home in that city at 6:45 pm Wednesday. Mr. Hughes, son of the late Eli Hughes and Susan Hughes, resided in Cook Twp until he went to Michigan about 40 years ago. He practiced law in High Point, Mich. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Luella Hughes; a son, Theodore, at home; one brother, George, Oakmont, and these four sisters: Mrs. Mary Marks and Mrs. Susan Mershon, both of Latrobe R.D. 4; Mrs. Gertrude English, High Point, N.C., and Mrs. Netti Custis, Youngstown, O. Interment was in Port Huron. (Obit: 9/18/1954)


Hughes, Maude Ella (James)

Nov. 5, 1959

HUGHES - Maude E. (nee James) wife of the late James B. Hughes, passed away Sunday, November 5, 1959 at Los Angeles, Cal. in her 74th year. Loving mother of Mrs. Hazel Bizorik of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Gertrude Alberoni and John L. Hughes of Los Angeles, Cal.; Frank, Thomas and Roy of Louisville; sister of Mrs. Myrtle Garland and Mrs. Elsie Garland, Louis and Harry James of Bolivar, Penn. Mrs Gertrude Forsha of Blairsville, Penn. and John James of Louisville; also survived by 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral from Dougherty and Son Shawnee Funeral Home, Broadway at 34th Thursday morning, November 9, at 8:30 and in Holy Cross Church at 9 o'clock. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Remains due to arrive in Louisville Wednesday morning at 7:15.

Mrs. Maude E Hughes 74 of 3216 Garland, died in Los Angeles Saturday while visiting her daughter Mrs. Gertrude Alberoni. Also surviving are four sons, John L Hughes, Los Angeles, Frank Hughes, Thomas Hughes, and Roy Hughes; a daughter Mrs. Hazel Bizorik, Cleveland; three brothers Louis James and Harry James both of Bolivar, Penn. and John James; three sisters. Mrs Myrtle Garland, Mrs Elsie Garland and Mrs Gertrude Forsha, Blairsville, Pa; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body will arrive at Dougherty Shawnee Funeral Home tomorrow afternoon.


Hughes, Mary Elizabeth

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Submitters Name: Donald Buncie

Obit: Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hughes, 73, widow of the late Sidman Hughes, died today at 12:15 am at her home in Latrobe R.D. 1. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Youngstown. Surviving are six children, Mrs. Nellie Casteel, Pleasant Unity; Mrs. Edna Miller, Norvelt; Abe Hughes, at home; Glenn Hughes, Whitney; Mrs. Beulah Webb, Straw Pump and Mrs. Della Adams, at home; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends are being received at her late home. Funeral services will be held 2:30 pm Friday in St. James Lutheran Church, Youngstown, with her pastor, Rev. Bruce R. Shaffer, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. (Obit: 2/17/1954)


Hughes, Nancy P.

Jan. 7, 1998

Nancy P. Hughes, 66 of New Florence, died Wednesday Jan. 7, 1998 at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. She was born Feb. 5, 1931 in Robinson, a daughter of the late Phillip and Louise (Crusan) Lear. She was a member of the First Church of Christ, West Bolivar, and a graduate of the Pittsburgh Art Institute. She was a member of the Doll Makers Guild; a master doll maker; and owner of Memories Doll Shop, New Florence. She is survived by her husband, Paul Roger Hughes; three sons, Dr. Paul R. P. Hughes and his wife, Janet, of State College; Barry G. Hughes and his wife, Lou Ann of Valparaiso, Ind.; and Kenneth W. Hughes and his wife, Tami, of New Florence; a special niece, Vickie (Mrs. Jeff) Rhoades of Camp Hill; 16 grandchildren; and a brother, Donald Lear of Garden Plains, Kansas. Funeral services were held Friday, at the Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, with the Rev. Gabriel G. Mraz officiating. Burial was in Fort Palmer Cemetery. Family requests donations be made to New Florence Community Development Tree Fund, c/o Laurel Bank, Ligonier and 13th Street, New Florence, PA. 15944.


HUGHES, Susan

Newspaper: Adams Memorial Library Microfilm

Submitters Name: Donald Buncie

Obit: Mrs. Susan Hughes, the wife of Eli Hughes, of near Baggaley, died at 2:30 o'clock, this morning, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. P. C. Marks of Baggaley, the cause of death being dropsy. She was aged 63 years, one month and two days, and is survived by a husband and the following children: Mrs. A.G. Dixson, of High Point, North Carolina; Mrs. H. C. Mershon, of Unity Township; Miss Gertrude Hughes at home; Miss Nettie Belle Hughes, at home; Mrs. J. C. Marks, of Baggaley; Sidman Hughes, of Whitney; George W. Hughes, of Unity Township, and I.S. Hughes, Esq., of Port Huron, Mich. The funeral services will be held at the Marks home at 9:30 o'clock, Wednesday morning, the Rev. Bracken being in charge. The interment will follow at Youngstown. (Obit: 7/18/1910)


HUGHES, Sidman Eli

Newspaper: Adams Memorial Library Microfilm

Submitters Name: Donald Buncie

Obit: Sidman Eli Hughes, aged 71 years, four months and 29 days, , of Latrobe RD 1, near Whitney, died at 9:50 o'clock yesterday morning. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hughes, and the following children: Mrs. Nellie Casteel, of Jamison No. 20; Mrs. Edna Miller, of Norvelt; Abraham Eli Hughes, at home; William Glenn Hughes, of Jamison No. 20; Mrs. Beulah Webb, of Hawthorne, NJ, and Miss Della Jane Hughes, at home. Thirteen grandchildren also survive as well as the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Mary Marks, of Baggaley; Mrs H.C. Mershon, of Youngstown, Pa; Mrs. Nettie Custis, of Youngstown, O.; Mrs. Gertrude English and Mrs. Margaret Dixon of High Point, NC; George Hughes, of Oakmont and Isaac Hughes, of Port Huron, Mich. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at St. James Lutheran Church, Youngstown, Pa., in charge of the Rev. W. Frederick Adolphson. (Obit: 4/10/1944)



Hughes, Viola K.

July 22, 2003

Native of Robinson, 70 year member of Ltb. Presbyterian

Viola K. Hughes, 90 of Latrobe RD 2 died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Jan. 7, 1913, in Robinson, West Wheatfield Twp., daughter of the late Bert and Leona A. Pinkerton King. A 70 year member of Latrobe Presbyterian Church, she was a deacon, past choir member and past president and treasurer of the Naomi Bible Class. She volunteered for many years at blood drivers for the American Red Cross, and was awarded the Clara Barton Award. She was a 7th degree member of the Pennsylvania State Grange for more than 70 years. She was also a member of the New Alexandria Community Grange, the Former Derry Twp. Grange and a former member of the Derry Women's Club, where she was an officer. She was preceded in death by her husband Vertis in 1990; brothers, William, Wilbert and Christy; sisters, Ann Horner Chinchock and Leona Marriott. Surviving are a daughter, Eleanor Burns; two grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Service will be held at 10 a.m. today in Unity Chapel, Lloydsville, Rev. Christy Ramsey officiating. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery.



Hughes, Vertis K.

Submitted by Donald Buncie

Vertis K Hughes, 81, of Derry Twp, died Friday, July 6, 1990, at home. He was born Feb 12, 1909, in Derry Twp, a son of the late Vertis L and Elizabeth Stewart Hughes. Prior to his retirement in 1971, he was employed by Teledyne-Vasco, Latrobe. He was a member of the Latrobe Presbyterian Church and the Derry Twp Grange No 1973. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Switzer, and a brother, William Hughes. Services will be held in Unity Chapel with Rev John C R Silbert officiating. Interment will be in Unity Cemetery. (Latrobe Bulletin, Adams Memorial Library. 7/7/1990)


Hughes, William B

Oct. 19, 1989

William B. Hughes, 62 of Bolivar, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 1989 at Lee Hospital, Johnstown. He was born Sept. 3, 1927 in Bolivar, a son of the late James and Clara (Shake) Hughes. Before his retirement he was employed as bus driver for Greyhound Bus Lines, Pittsburgh. He was preceded in death by a brother, James "Perk" Hughes. He is survived by his wife, Gladys (Boring) Hughes; a daughter, Karen (Mrs. John) Murphy of Bolivar; two sons, William F. Hughes of Bolivar RD1 and Greg T. Hughes of New Florence RD1; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mabel Shoch and Betty Trostle, both of New Castle; and three brothers, Melvin of Pittsburgh, John of Bolivar, and Roger Hughes of New Florence. Funeral services were held Monday at the J. Paul McCracken Funeral Home, Bolivar, with the Rev. Samuel R. Astolos officiating. Burial was in Bolivar Westview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Tri-Community Ambulance, Bolivar.



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