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Joseph Edward DeMasse

Joseph Edward DeMasse, age 79, of Carmichaels, died Monday May 9, 2022, in his home.

Joe was born April 24, 1943, in Merrittstown, PA, the son of the late Christmas and Mary Genovich DeMasse.

On January 28, 1967, Joe married Beverly Miscovich DeMasse, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children, Christine Mitchell (Christopher), of Venetia, and Beth Ann Pratt (Mouse), of Jefferson; 3 grandchildren, Nate and Max Mitchell, and Ayden Pratt; a brother Tom DeMasse (Nancy), of Monessen.

He was a graduate of Redstone High School, class of 1961, and Waynesburg College, class of 1991, with a degree in Accounting.

Joe worked in the finance departments of several local banks and retired from Community Bank.

He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1961-1965 in Germany.

Joe was an active member of the local community. He helped organize and promote the King Coal Girls Softball League, coached both girls and boys little league, and remained a superfan for both Carmichaels and Jefferson Morgan high school sports for many years. Joe enjoyed participating in his grandchildren's activities and drinking coffee at the Hartley Inn with his friends. Most of all Joe liked spending time with his wife and best friend Beverly. They filled their days visiting their daughters, traveling to places like Pigeon Forge and Sugar Creek Ohio, and occasional stops at the casino. They also enjoyed vegetable gardening, canning, winemaking, riding bikes, building puzzles, and walking their beloved dog, Koda.

He was a member of St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church (St. Matthias Parish)

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday May 11, 2022, from 5-8pm and from 9:30 to 10:30 am on Thursday May 12, 2022, in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels PA 15320. 724-966-5100

A prayer service will be held at 10:30am On Thursday May 12, 2022, at the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00am at St. Hugh Catholic Church with Reverend James Farnan, Celebrant.

Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Briar Hill, PA.






CHARLES E. LUTZ


Charles E. Lutz, age 67, of Eighty-Four, died May 3, 2022, in Washington Health System Hospital.

Charles was born January 21,1955, in Wilmerding, the son of the late Charles and Dolores Galore Lutz.

He worked for the NY Ambulance service for 17 years, and his last job was with Shaw Environmental as a Hazmat specialist. He also enjoyed operating heavy equipment. 

Charles is survived by his wife Tricia Moore Lutz, 2 stepchildren; Mathew Henderson (Shailyn), and Brandy Henderson, 1 step God daughter; Shannon Malone, and 2 brothers, Timothy (Billy) Lutz and Richard Lutz.


Services are private and being handled by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100.



STELLA V. PLEBAN GAVLAK ZABROSKY

Stella V. Pleban Gavlak Zabrosky, age 97, of Carmichaels, died Thursday, April 28, 2022, in Townview Care and Rehab, Canonsburg, PA

Stella was born March 15, 1925, in Wynn, Fayette County, the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Zaucha Pleban.

She is survived by 2 children: Frank J. Gavlak (Kathleen) of McMurray and Linda S. Toth (George) of Carmichaels; 2 grandchildren; Adam Gavlak and Jaclyn Stewart (Tom); 3 great grandsons, Jack Stewart, and Max and Liam Gavlak; and many nieces and nephews.

Stella performed as the Blue Ridge Mountain Sweetheart with the Blue Ridge Mountain Boys band in the 1930’s and 1940’s. They did live performances on WMBS Radio. Stella sang and tap danced along with her brothers Ed and Walter.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Frank Gavlak Sr. and Charles Zabrosky Sr., a son, Martin W. Gavlak, 3 brothers; John, Walter, and Edward Pleban, 5 sisters; Mary Muniga, Helen Paptick, Anna Korona, Blanche Bacon, Wanda Cudzillo, and a little sister, Stella, who died in her childhood. 

Stella was a member of St. Hughs’ Roman Catholic Church, Carmichaels.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday May 3, 2022, from 11am -12:15pm in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. The funeral mass will take place at 12:45 pm at St. Hugh Catholic Church, Carmichaels, with Reverend James Farnan, celebrant.



John Herbert Grace

 John Herbert Grace, age 57, of Terra Alta, WV, died Thursday April 28, 2022, in Maryland. 

He was born on February 5, 1965, the son of the late Ida Elizabeth Tasker and William Grace

John is survived by 1 brother, William Grace Jr. and his aunt Doris Bolyard, also surviving is his sweetheart of many years Wanda Holloway and her children, Gabriel Suggs Jr. and Crystal Holloway, who considered him their dad: 5 grandchildren Gabriel, Camden, Anthony, and Thomas Suggs, and Elijah Holloway, as well as many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by 2 sisters, Betty Lou “Orphan Annie” Wolfe, and Clara Louise Arrowood: and 2 brothers, Robert Rittenhour and Calvin Grace.

John was full of life, often referred to as “Crazy Johnny”, and would help anyone at any time.

He loved music of every kind and knew the words of most songs. Johnny was one of the funniest and loving people you would ever meet. 

He died very unexpectedly but now joins his sister Betty Lou who passed away in March.

Family and friends will be welcomed from 3-5 pm on Tuesday May 3, 2022, in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100

 





Betty Lou Phillips

Betty Lou Phillips, age 89, of Waynesburg, died April 23,2022 in Waynesburg.

Betty Lou was born March 7,1933 in Carmichaels, the daughter of the late Richard M. and Mary Blaker Myers Sr.

Betty Lou is survived by 2 sons; William J. Phillips (Sue), of Waynesburg, Gary F. Phillips (Debbie), of New Kensington; 4 grandchildren, Jonathan Phillips, Gerard Phillips, Nathan Phillips, Kelsey Link (Artie); 2 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Francis R. Phillips, and 5 siblings: Richard Jr., Frank E. and Jack B. Myers, Dolores Ewart, and Patricia Smart.

Betty was a graduate of Cumberland Township high school, Carmichaels. She worked for 30 years at the former Greenway plant and was a member of the Amalgamated Garment Workers Union. After the closing of Greenway, Betty graduated from the Greene County Vo-Tech Health Assistance program, and worked as a caregiver for the elderly and infirm.

Betty attended the First United Methodist Church of Waynesburg for years.

Funeral arrangements are private and being handled by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels PA 

Burial will be in Rosemont cemetery Rogersville.

 

 

Jean E. Meadows


Jean E. Meadows, of Carmichaels, died April 23,2022 in Jefferson Medical Center (AGH), Pittsburgh.

Jean was born March 3,1950, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of the late Charles Elwood and Emma Pauline Baggett Fletcher.

On November 6,1965, Jean married Bobbie Richard Meadows, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children: Rose Broadwater, of Waynesburg, Candita Barbuto (Victor), of Pittsburgh, Nathaniel Meadows (Anna), of Carmichaels, Cody Lancaster, of Waynesburg, 9 grandchildren: Alexis, Nicole, and Victoria Secilia, Rebecca DiBiaso (Ted), Robert (Candice), Katelyn and Chad Meadows, Julianne, and Stephanie Barbuto, 8 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

She also was survived by: Her beloved friend and sister-in-law Bonnie who she loved to travel with.

She loved her dear niece Jennifer and her husband Adam Willow, and their children Owen, Kayla, Leah, and Tara. It always blessed her heart to spend time with them anytime she could. 
She was the last of her immediate family. 

Once Jeanie had raised her family, she earned a Bachelor’s degree from California University of Pennsylvania and became a special needs teacher in the Ringold School District for 18 years.

She had a strong faith and was a member of the Nazarene Church of Jefferson and taught Bible release studies for the school district and Sunday school for 40 years.
 
Her devotion to disabled children and adults led her to hold a board position at the Greene County A.R.C.

Jeanie left a legacy to friends and family to always follow Christ so that they may join her in Heaven one day. 
 
Family and friends will be welcomed to join for the viewing on:

-Wednesday April 27, 2022, from 2-4pm and 6-8pm

-Thursday April 28,2022 from 12-1pm at 1:00pm will begin the funeral service and will proceed to the burial site at Muddy Creek Cemetery.


Location: Paul M Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100.





ELIZABETH (BETTY) VUCIC


Elizabeth (Betty) Vucic, age 79, of Rices Landing, died Wednesday, April 13, 2022, in her home.

Betty was born April 22, 1942, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Harry and Julia Petrosky Ginzer.

Betty was a graduate of Penn Hills High School, class of 1960. She worked at various jobs during her lifetime. One of her first and favorite jobs was in the decorating studio of the great Joseph Horne department store in downtown Pittsburgh. Betty also worked for many years in Greene County Government. Among the jobs were as a tipstaff for Judge Terry Grimes, a clerk in the Clerk of Courts office, and as a deputy in the Orphans Court. She also was an elections judge for the Jefferson #3 precinct.

Her local activities included the Southeast Greene Women's Club, a scout mother and Webelos leader for the Rices Landing Cub Scout Pack, and a past president of the Dry Tavern School PTA and the Town and Country Garden Club of Rices Landing. She participated actively and with a sense of duty to all these organizations.

In her private time, she loved to read and discuss books and literature with her book club friends. She adored her lady friends in the Bunco Club (a dice game) and doing puzzles and card games with Frank.

Betty was a devoted wife to Pastor Frank Vucic for 56 years. She helped him in his ministry at Sugar Grove Baptist Church. Frank died May 26, 2021.

Her greatest accomplishment in life was as a mother to her 4 children; Amy Chess (Ed), of Carmichaels, Michael Vucic, of Shavertown, Jennifer Shumar (Ron), of Hiller, and Bryan Vucic, of Greensboro; grandmother to Emily Shope (Andy), Annie Chess, Jacob Shumar, and Julia Saxon (Noah). 

Two nieces and nephews survive.

Deceased are a sister, Judy Ginzer, and brother Charles Ginzer.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday April 19th, 2022, from 2 to 7 PM in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels PA 15320. 724-966-5100, and from 10 to 11 AM in the First Baptist Church, High Street Waynesburg. The service will begin at 11am followed by burial in Hewitt Cemetery, Rices Landing.



Ruth Ferree Nesmith

Ruth Ferree Nesmith, 95, of Gleason, Wisconsin, formerly of Carmichaels, Pennsylvania, was received into glory on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at her daughter's home in Gleason.


Ruth was born February 6, 1927, in Nemacolin, PA, a daughter of the late George Reed Ferree and Emma Frances (Nedley) Ferree. Ruth graduated from the former Cumberland Township High School in 1946. She married William R.  Nesmith on August 3,1947. He preceded her in death on January 23, 1988. Ruth was a member of the Church of Christ. She loved the Lord, enjoyed driving her car, exploring anything she came across while on her travels and taking many pictures.


Ruth is survived by her children, Cynthia (Terry) Lokemoen of Gleason Wisconsin and William Alan (Emily) Nesmith of North Kingstown, Rhode Island; two grandchildren, Jason (Siobahn) Nesmith and Joshua Nesmith of Narragansett, Rhode Island; and four great grandchildren; Lindy, Jason, Colin, and Ethan. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Nesmith; parents, George Reed Ferree Sr., and Emma Frances Ferree; and siblings Frances Kahl, Lola Nichols, Caroline Deaver, and George Reed Ferree Jr. 


A memorial service will be held at a later date in Pennsylvania.  Taylor-Stine Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Merrill, Wisconsin is assisting the family.

 Online condolences can be made at www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com 

Local arrangements for a memorial service provided by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels PA. 724-966-5100



Stephanie Joanne Kino



Stephanie Joanne Kino, age 73, of Rices Landing, died April 9, 2022, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Stephanie was born March 31, 1949, in Waynesburg, a daughter of the late John Sumago and Marianne Budiver Sumage.

She is survived by her husband John Robert Kino Sr, of Rices Landing, daughter; Tammy Blackburn (Jeff), of Carmichaels, son; John Kino Jr. (Melissa), of Rices Landing, and a sister; Susan Goldberg (Tony), of Jefferson.

Stephanie was a graduate of Jefferson Morgan High School, class of 1967. She was a homemaker all her life. She loved Jeff and Tammi’s dog; a beagle named Abby!

She was an avid reader, enjoyed baking, loved Christmas time, and had a large collection of yard gnomes. 

She was a lifelong follower of Aerosmith and The Rolling Stones. Stephanie was sitting up front at an Aerosmith concert one night, and Steven Tyler gave her his harmonica which She cherished all these years. 

Stephanie was an organ donor and core supporter that others may live.


Services are private and being handled by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels PA 15320



Melody S. Lesko


Melody S. Lesko, age 63, of Carmichaels, formerly of Rices Landing, died Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in her home.

Melody was born December 2, 1958, in Willoughby, Ohio, the daughter of the late George N. and Ruth Plance Lesko.

Melody is survived by her uncle and aunt, Francis (Sonny) and Mara (Becky) Lesko, and several cousins.

Ms. Lesko was employed by the Greene County Assessment Office for 26 years before retiring last year.

Deceased in addition to her parents, maternal and paternal grandparents and great grandparents, is her brother George N. Lesko.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Jackie Workman and all the Amedysis Hospice Staff for their great care.


Family and friends will be welcomed on Monday April 11, 2022, from 2-4 and 6-8PM, and Tuesday April 12, 2022, from 10-11AM in the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels PA 15320. 724-966-5100. 

The funeral service will begin at 11:00 AM with Pastor Jeff Hathaway officiating. 

Burial will follow in Hewitt Cemetery, Rices Landing PA





Josephine Gresko


Josephine Gresko, age 89, of Carmichaels, died Monday April 4, 2022, in her son Bernie’s home in Jefferson.

Josephine was born May 15, 1932, in Carmichaels, the daughter of the late August “Augie” and Minnie Terrace Tassone.

Mrs. Gresko is survived by 4 children; Diana McCombs, of Washington, Nick Gresko III, of Carmichaels, Joe Gresko, of Masontown, Bernie Gresko, of Jefferson; 14 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and her lifelong companion, Serb Krewasky.

Deceased are her husband, Nicholas E. Gresko, who died in 1956, and a sister and brother-in-law, Anna and Vincent Tarlosky.

Josephine owned her beauty shop in Carmichaels for 75 years. When someone spoke her name, Josephine, one person came to mind immediately. She was a 4’11 dynamo with a heart of gold. Her motto was “God, Family, Country” until she drew her last breath. 


She was a devout Catholic who belonged to the Altar-Rosary Society of St. Hugh Church and the Catholic Daughters of America.


Josephine was a single mother who set an example of goodness and hard work. No one left her kitchen hungry.


Josephine served on the Borough council for 23 years, was a Democratic Committeemen and Poll Worker. She was active in the Chamber of Commerce and Senior Citizens for decades.


In 2009, Josephine was featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article by food writer Miriam Rubin entitled “The Cabbage Roll Queen of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Her holupki were legendary. 

People keep saying “It won't be the same without her”.


Family and friends will be welcomed on Friday April 8, 2022, from 2-4 and 6 to 9PM and Saturday April 9, 2022, from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM in the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels PA 15320. 724-966-5100. 

The funeral mass will begin at 10:00 AM at Saint Hugh Roman Catholic Church (Saint Matthias Parish), Carmichaels, with Father James Farnum, celebrant. 

Interment in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

Grindforlife.org, 2021 N. Atlantic Ave., Unit 236., Coco Beach, FL 32931 or to St. Hugh Church


Aaron Justin (AJ) Ewart



Aaron Justin (AJ) Ewart, age 51, of Jefferson, died April 3,2022 in UPMC presbyterian Hospital.

He was born on August 16,1970, the son of Frances Nyswaner Ewart and the late Paul W. Ewart.

 Justin was an Equipment mechanic for Benamati’s trucking.

He is survived by siblings; Robin L. Fraser, of Valparaiso, Indians, Todd P. Ewart (Virginia), of Troy, Illinois, Lari A. Guthrie (Scott Bichler), of Carmichaels, as well as several nieces and nephews.


Justin was an Equipment mechanic for Benamatis trucking. He enjoyed hunting and clowning around with his family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. 

Services are private and being handled by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home

Carl E. Gacek

Carl E. Gacek (Slim), age 71, of Jefferson, died March 30, 2022, in Washington Health Hospital, Washington PA


Mr. Gacek was born May 10, 1950, in Waynesburg, the son of the late Leopold O. Gacek and Joella J. Krause Gacek. 

He was a graduate of Jefferson Morgan High School. He proudly served his country in Vietnam as an M.P., worked as a construction worker and bridge painter. His favorite job of all was with Lee Nelson Heating and Air Conditioning.


He is survived by four siblings; Carol Clish (John), of Jefferson, Emma Gacek, of Jefferson, Ernie W. Gacek, of Jefferson, Sophie A. Trader (Dale), of Jefferson; and one niece, Cheryl Umansky (Nick,) of Asheville Ohio. A sister Ruth Anne died in infancy.

Mr. Gacek enjoyed fishing, bird and deer watching, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and watching western movies. 

He was a member of Filer-Sadlek American Legion Post 954 Jefferson, and a past member of Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department, and the Green County and Western PA Fire Associations. 

Mr. Gacek was a Roman Catholic.

Services are private and being provided by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels PA. 

A celebration of “Slim's” life will be held at a later date.


In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Filer-Sadlek American Legion, Jefferson PA




Paul Edward Kurincak


Paul Edward Kurincak, age 72, of Carmichaels, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 29,2022 surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 22,1949 in Uniontown, PA, son of the late Joseph M. and Pauline (Kucinic) Kurincak. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two beloved brothers, Joseph and Mark Kurincak. Paul was a 1967 graduate of Carmichaels Area High School. He attended Penn State University and Friendsworld College on Long Island, NY. It was there that he studied comparative religion and cultures abroad in India. Paul’s coal mining career began in the 60’s at US Steel Corporation and ended with his retirement from Consol Energy’s Baily Mine where he was a foreman. He has remained life-long friends with many co-workers over the years. In 1984, Paul opened Upstream, the first fly-fishing shop in the state of West Virginia. Paul taught fly-tying classes, guided many fly-fishing trips with his students and was past-President of the Morgantown Chapter of Trout Unlimited. He was featured in many books and articles. He taught hundreds of people the art of fly-fishing. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Kathleen (Yurick) Kurincak, the love of his life. His two children, Pamela Jo Greene and husband Jamie and Josef Micah Kurincak; three grandchildren, McKenna Katherine Greene, Ethan James Greene, and Jaden Micah Shears; his dear brother Bernard Kurincak and wife Liz; and many uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. His children and grandchildren knew that they could go to their Pap with any question and he would have an answer. He was a terrific story-teller with an infectious laugh. He was a skilled sharpshooter and fly-fisherman. Above all, he was passionate, loving and extremely proud of his children and grandchildren. To his family, he was the most interesting man in the world. A memorial service is being planned for May 2022, at St. Mathias Catholic Church in Carmichaels. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family or to Johns Hopkins University in support of their Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.


Irene Elizabeth Kress

Irene Elizabeth Kress, 87, of Midlothian, VA was called home by her heavenly Father to accept her eternal reward on November 16, 2021.

Born April 15, 1934 in Bunola, PA to Lewis and Mary (Ophar) Thayer, she was one of ten children.

Irene was wed to Lee Irwin Kress, Sr. on January, 29th 1955, and they remained married for 53 years. 

She was a firm believer in Christ and an avid member of the church, and she played piano for her home church.

Her greatest passions were singing, crocheting, craft design, and her family. She ended her working career as a general assistant for Carmichaels Elementary School.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents Lewis and Mary; siblings, Louis, David, Norman, Harold, Leone, Carl, Charles, Mary, and William; husband, Lee Sr.; daughters, Anna Kress and Colleen Butler; grandchildren, P.J. Anderson and Steven Anderson; and great-grandchildren, Gavin Kress and Ryker Conrad.

She is survived by her children Mary (Liam), Sandra, Lee Jr. (Jan), Irene; grandchildren, Renee (Brian), Ben (Noel), Charles(Alex), and Christopher(Rachel); great-grandchildren, Trystan, Ruby, Trypp, Ronan, Rydge, and Wilhelm; as well as many nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service for Irene Elizabeth Kress will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022, in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320, from 11-11:30am, the time of the service with Pastor Phillip Yost officiating. 

A luncheon will follow at 12:15pm in the Carmichaels Grange Hall, RT 21, Carmichaels, PA..

Interment will follow at 3 pm in Horn Cemetery, Marianna.



Elma L. Beattie

Elma L. Beattie, age 77, of Carmichaels, died March 23,2022 in her home. 

Elma was born on September 21,1944, in Carmichaels, the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Jane Johnson McNatt.

She is survived by her husband Charles Beattie; 2 sons; Charles Paul Beattie Jr (Joan), of Collegeville, PA, Michael Allan Beattie (Allyson), of Smithfield, 1 daughter; Marcie Jo Granson (Jon), of Hilliard, OH; 4 grandchildren; Rebecca Beattie, Andrew Beattie, Cooper Granson, Adler Granson, 2 sisters; Bonnie McDowell, Norma Pesuti (Tony), and brother-in-law Jim Pesuti

Elma is preceded in death by a son, Douglas, who died at birth, and a sister, Wanda Pesuti.

Elma is a 1963 graduate of Mapletown High School. She was a member of the Carmichaels Congregation of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was a homemaker and enjoyed playing cards with her sisters, bird watching, cooking/baking, and gardening. 

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday March 29, 2022, from 2-4 and 6-8pm and Wednesday March 30, 2022, from 10am-11am in the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. 


Burial will follow at Monongahela Hill Cemetery




Betty Lou Tasker Wolfe

Betty Lou Tasker Wolfe, better known as “Orphan Annie”, age 78, of Waynesburg, died Sunday March 20, 2022, in her home.

Betty was born on July 28, 1943, in Terra Alta, WV and was raised by her grandparents Robert and Ethel Tasker.

She is survived by 3 sons; Timothy Tasker (Charlotte), of Arizona, William Frank Wolfe (Ellen), of Waynesburg, Charles Wolfe (Heather), of Waynesburg, 1 Aunt, Delores Bolyard, of Tunnelton WV, (whom she considered a sister), 2 brothers; William Grace, of Baltimore, John Grace, of Baltimore, her best friend Betty Tennant, of Waynesburg, 17 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends,  including her ‘Eagle Family” from the Waynesburg Eagles.

 Betty was a very feisty, stubborn, and hard headed woman her entire life and continued to be so right up until her last breath. She was dealt a very rough hand in life, especially growing up, but always pushed forward. She always did her best with what life had dealt her. Betty was born with very bad eyesight, legally blind, but she never let that slow her down or keep her from doing the things that she enjoyed.

Betty married and later divorced Chester Wolfe.  In 1968 Betty met Clevie Stonebreaker.  Even though they separated in 1983, they stayed great friends until Clevie passed away on May 16, 2004, with Betty by his side. As a young girl she worked at Hopemont State Hospital in Terra Alta, WV. Betty was very affectionately and well known as “Orphan Annie” on the CB radio. She was also known for making her famous doughballs and crawling on the ground to catch nightcrawlers with no light. Betty couldn't be beat when it came to catching nightcrawlers. She greatly enjoyed fishing and would camp by the Creek and riverbanks for days and days, often by herself, fishing and attending to her fire. She also enjoyed bingo, puzzles, playing cards, slot machines, country, and gospel music. She loved to sing karaoke with DJ Ron who was one of her best friends and whom she loved dearly. Her favorite song to sing was “Coal Miner’s Daughter”.

She was a member of the Waynesburg Eagles #598 Women's Auxiliary until it dissolved.

Betty is preceded in death by 2 brothers: Calvin Grace and Robert Rittenhour, a sister: Clara Louise Arrowwood, a granddaughter: Maryann Stonebreaker, a grandson Dothan Wolfe, a stepson Steven Stonebreaker, and daughter in law Linda Eddy

She loved all her former daughters- in-law; Peggy Bigley, Sandra Darby, Dusty Wolfe, and Candy Matusik, and was able to spend time with them in her final days.  In Betty's final days she also expressed how much she was looking forward to going home to Jesus and reuniting with family and friends.


Betty's family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice for taking excellent care of her and a special thank you to Mary Jane Jay, her long-time home care worker and her great friend.


Family and friends will be received on Thursday March 24, 2022, from 4-8pm and Friday March 25, 2022, from 10am-12 noon in the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. The service will begin at 12noon with the Pastor Skip Herrod officiating.

Burial will follow at Rosemont Cemetery, Rogersville, PA.





Nancy Pearl Vuono


Nancy Pearl Vuono, age 75, of Fredericktown, died peacefully, Sunday March 13,2022, in her home after a long illness.

Nancy was born on August 1,1946 in Brownsville, PA, the daughter of the late John Andrusky and Nellie Bertram Andrusky.

On December 26,1961 she married Rawdon Vuono, who is deceased. Also deceased is a son Rawden Jr., who died at birth.

She is survived by 2 children: Debbie Vuono, of Fredericktown, and Ronnie (Pamela) Vuono, of Fredericktown; 6 grandchildren; Carissa Vuono, Ronnie Vuono Jr., Correy Vuono, Jesse Vuono, Aaron Vuono, Mark Painter; and 12 great grandchildren.

Nancy was an avid reader and bottle collector. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Services are private and being handled by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, Carmichaels PA.



Rhonda Grace Lewis


Rhonda Grace Lewis, age 50, of Carmichaels, formerly of Kirby, died Monday, March 7, 2022 in WVU Uniontown Hospital. 

Rhonda was born on April 7, 1971, in Waynesburg, the daughter of the late Grace Opel Lemley and Ira G. Rogers.  

She is survived by 2 sons: William Lewis, of Carmichaels, George E. Lewis, of Carmichaels, 1 daughter: Jennifer E. Lewis, of Carmichaels: 4 siblings: Ira Jr., Roy D., Jody, and Tanya Roberts; and former husband Tom Lewis of Carmichaels.

Rhonda was a 1989 graduate of Waynesburg Central High School. She worked as a caregiver for the elderly and did tattoo work on the side.

Services are private and being handled by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, Carmichaels, PA.



Thomas “T.C.” Cooley

Thomas “T.C.” Cooley, age 69, of Crucible, died March 3,2022, in his home after a long illness.

He was born on October 15,1952, in Welch, W.V., the son of the late Henry Clay and Shirley Vincent Poe Cooley.

In 1975 he married Patricia Harden Cooley, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children; Tracy Ingram (Steve), of Carmichaels, Debra Allen (Donnie), of Crucible, Thomas Cooley (Jamie), of Crucible, Crystal Kovalcheck (Joe), of Carmichaels, Cynthia Cooley (John), of Crucible; 5 grandchildren, Coty Allen, Tristan Cooley, Shawn Ingram, Trevor Ingram, Chesa Krupa, and his four-legged friend, “Stewie” the dachshund.

In addition to his parents, 8 siblings are deceased, James Cooley, Robert Cooley, Vincent Cooley, Andy Cooley, Larry Cooley, Shirley Cooley, Brenda Cooley, and Bertha Cooley.

Back in the day Tom was an excellent pool shooter, earning the nickname “T.C.”. He also enjoyed fishing, horseshoes, and playing scratch off tickets. 

Family and friends will be welcomed on Monday March 7, 2022, from 5-7pm in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels PA 15320. 724-966-5100.


In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home.



Marjorie Stone

Marjorie Stone, age 73, of Clarksville, died Sunday March 6,2022 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

Marjorie was born on July 20,1948, in Whitesville, WV, the daughter of the late Steven and Agnes Easterling Stone.

She is survived by 3 children: Debra Redman, of Cleveland OH, Phillip Redman JR., of Cleveland OH, and Teresa Redman (Fiancé Jamesy James), of Clarksville; 4 grandchildren, Angel, Christopher, and James Redman, and Donald Davis Jr.; and 6 grandchildren.

Marjorie was a former resident of Cleveland, OH and worked as a supervisor at HKM Direct. She was the last member of her immediate family and will be deeply missed by all her family and friends.

Family and friends will be welcomed on Saturday March 12,2022 from 11am-1pm in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100.

The service will begin at 1pm. Interment will follow in Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson, PA



Robert L. Jewett


Robert L. Jewett, age 99, of Greensboro, died Wednesday, March 2,2022, in his home.

Mr. Jewett was born on October 3,1922, in Fulbright Texas, the son of the late Arthur William and Rosey Etta Beck Jewett.

He served in the United States Army during World War II. He later did construction work and traveled the West working on farms and ranches.

Robert enjoyed fishing, dancing, camping, and carpentry.

He is survived by 2 children, Rita Bustos (David), of Eaton, Colorado, and Paul J. Jewett (Barbara) with whom he made his home; 9 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

Robert was the last of his immediate family.

A son, Scott W. Jewett is deceased.

Services are private and being provided by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Carmichaels, PA.



Judy Ann Hunter

Judy Ann Hunter, 47, of Waynesburg, was murdered in her home sometime just before February 14, 2022.

Judy was born on July 7,1974, in Waynesburg, the daughter of the late Jesse Butler Sr. and Faye Yalo.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Robin Renee Forsythe of Smithfield PA and Angel Shyann Nichol Duckworth of Kingwood WV, 1 son: Dustin Ray Joseph Duckworth, of Kingwood WV, 1 sister, Nancy Cox, and 4 brothers, Jesse, Frank, Bob, and Ronald Watson.

She is preceded in death by two sisters, Brenda Watson and Wanda Tennant and one brother, John Butler.

Judy loved music, traveling, and having fun with her friends. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

Services are private and being provided by the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home, Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels PA. 15320 724-966-5100.

A celebration of Judy’s life will be held at a late time.  



Mary “Lilly” Balog


Mary “Lilly” Balog, age 76, of Rices Landing, died February 15,2022, in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg.

Lilly was born December 8,1945, in Hamburg Germany, the daughter of the late Paul and Helen Gopas.

She was married to the late Frank Balog and was a home maker all her life.

Lilly is survived by a brother, Anthony Gopas, a sister, Aldonna Zdrow, a nephew, Stephen Zdrow Jr., and many close friends who looked after her.

Family and friends will be received on Friday from 11am-1pm in the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. 

The funeral service will begin at 1pm with the Reverend Dayton Mix officiating.

Her ashes will be buried with her husband in Hewitt Cemetery at a later date. 



Jaqueline B. Smith



Jaqueline B. Smith, age 57, of West Brownsville, formerly of Greensboro, died February 3, 2022, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a battle with cancer.

She was born on May 8, 1964, in Waynesburg, the daughter of the late Liam Livingood and Audra Gilmore Livingood McCabe.

Surviving Jaqueline is her husband, James Wilbert Smith, and 2 sons, James W. Smith III and Mark Anthony Smith. She is also survived by 2 sisters, Shelly Davis and Linda Bongiorno, and 8 nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by 2 sons, Stephen James and Andrew Paul Smith.

Jackie was a devoted mother and homemaker.

Services are private at the family’s request.


Karen Sellers

Karen Sellers, age 70, of Mather, died February 7, 2022, in Washington Health System Hospital.

Karen was born on January 8, 1952, in Waynesburg, the daughter of the late Edward E. Mason and Jean Stimmell Mason. 

She is survived by her husband Robert M. Sellers. Also surviving are a stepson, Michael Robert Sellers (Melissa), of Solomon, KS; 2 grandchildren, Michaela and Britt Sellers; 2 great grandchildren, RayLynn Sellers and Oaklee Berven; and a sister Rachelle Zabro (Phil), of Mather.

She is preceded in death by a daughter Ashley, who died at birth, and a brother Edward Mason.

Karen was a 1970 graduate of Jefferson Morgan High School. She was a homemaker and an avid Steeler fan. She will be greatly missed by her family.

Family and friends will be welcomed on Friday February 11, 2022, from 2-6pm in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels PA 15320. 724-966-5100. The service will begin at 6pm with Pastor Tim Lindsey officiating.



Alice Lorraine Carlson Clark Haring

Alice Lorraine Carlson Clark Haring, age 78, of Waynesburg, died January 27, 2022, in Washington Hospital.

Alice was born on February 17, 1942, in Masontown, the daughter of the late James Fiano and Elsie Mae Shuckhart.

Surviving are 8 children, Diana Clark, Melinda Fowler (Frank), Mary Jane Marshall (Larry), Edna Hodge (Dewayne), Rita Putila (Mike), Penny Suppa, Walter Clark, Ronald Clark; 1 brother Ed Shuckhart, 44 grandchildren, and many great and great great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by 2 children, Sandra Johnson, and James Lee Clark Jr., 3 grandchildren, Dewayne Clark, Mark Snyder, and Walter William Clark Jr.: 6 great grandchildren and 14 siblings.

Funeral Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral, Carmichaels, PA.


Deatra H. Bennington

Deatra H. Bennington, 77, of Marianna, passed away Saturday January 29, 2022 in Donnell House, Washington PA.

She was born on January 11,1945, the daughter of the late Levi Morris and Maude Pinkney Morris.

She was a 1963 graduate of Beth-Center High School.

On September 9, 1967, Deatra married William H. Bennington, who is deceased. Together they had 2 children, Sharon (Jeffrey) Lewis, of Clarksville, and William H. Bennington Jr., of Marianna, both of whom survive. She was a homemaker and was dedicated to taking care of her beloved family and their home. She also loved her cats and was a member of the former Winnett Chapel Methodist Church in Marianna.

In addition to her 2 children Deatra is survived by 1 sister, Shirley Ratica; 1 granddaughter, Sara (Justin) Stechly; and 3 great granddaughters, Jovie Mae, Ziva Jade, and Luca Lynn Stechly.

She is preceded in death by 4 sisters: Thelma Hutchinson, Dolly Leonard, Edna Mae Reno, Barbara Adamson, and 5 brothers: Abram, John, Leroy, Edward, and Robert Morris.

Family and friends will be welcomed on Wednesday February 2,2022 from 3-5 and 7-9pm and Thursday February 3,2022 from 12-1pm in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels PA. 724-996-5100. The service will follow at 1pm. 

Interment will be in Horn Cemetery, Marianna, PA.




Richard Clark


Richard Clark, age 69, of Garards Fort, died Monday January 24, 2022, in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown WV, due to a heart condition.

Richard was born November 20,1952 in Waynesburg, the son of the late Thomas Earl Clark and Lillian Mae Willard Clark. 

His wife Cheryl L. Clark died in 2015. Also deceased is a brother Calvin L. Clark. 

Surviving is one brother, Edward Clark, one niece Kimberly Voegele, and his companion, Debra Tennant.

Richard was a graduate of Mapletown High School, class of 1970. He was a United States Air Force Veteran who served in Vietnam.  He worked as an over the road truck driver and State Constable for many years and was retired from PennDot.

Richard enjoyed attending the annual White Covered Bridge Festival with Cheryl, which was held near their home.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home, Carmichaels PA. There will be no service. Inurnment will be in Garards Fort Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and in remembrance of Richards life, donations can be made to:

White Covered Bridge Association

c/o Debbie Tennant

710 Taylortown Rd

Dilliner, PA 15327

Or

Greene County Historical Society

918 Rolling Meadow Rd.

Waynesburg, PA 15370







Bella Mae and Sophia Corrie ​Lohr

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our daughters, Belle Mae and Sophia Corrie Lohr, stillborn at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown WV.

They are survived by their mother and father, Lisa and Christian Lohr; half-brother Anakin Lohr; their maternal grandmother, Lesley Gephart, of Waynesburg; paternal grandparents Rachel Lohr and John Kerr, of Crucible; in addition to other family members. 

Paternal Grandfather Franklin Montgomery is deceased.


​Joy D. Morgan

Joy D. Morgan, age 65, of Rices Landing, died January 15,2022 in Washington Health System.

Joy was born on December 3, 1956, the daughter of Connie Scott Stobaugh of Chesterland OH and Charles Koback of Rices Landing.

On September 19,1987 Joy married David A. Morgan. He was not only her husband, but he was also her best friend. 

Surviving are 3 daughters; Lisa Kyle (Nathan) of Rices Landing, Carrie Shiner (Stan), of Uniontown, and Missi Jo Morgan of Masontown; 6 grandchildren, Tyler Tillery, Victoria Tillery, Duski Staggers, Jason Kyle, Courtney Adkins, and Casey Carnahan; 4 brothers, Andy Fulmer, T.J. Fulmer, Buddy Fulmer (Wendy), and Scott Scott (Donna), as well as many nieces and nephews. 

She is preceded in death by a brother, Mark Fulmer, grandparents  Hazel and James Scott, and grandmother Edith.

Joy worked at the American Legion Post 400 in Carmichaels PA for 20 years and served as the Club Steward. She also served as a past President of the Ladies Auxiliary Post 400. 

She enjoyed playing golf and going to the Casinos. 

Family and Friends will be welcomed on Friday January 21, 2022, from 11-1pm in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels PA. The service will begin at 1pm in the Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow at Hewitt Cemetery in Rices Landing PA.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association



Angela Sue Baker 

Angela Sue Baker, age 57, of Nemacolin PA, died unexpectedly January 12,2022 at Excela Hospital, Latrobe PA. 

Angela was born June 21,1964, in Waynesburg, the daughter of Patricia Ann Wilson Hewitt, of Carmichaels and the late Paul Edward Hewitt.

 Angela is survived by her husband Derek AK Baker Sr., of Nemacolin, 2 children, Derek Baker Jr. (Jaclyn Faussette), of Washington and Shane Anthony Baker (Haley Booze), of Nemacolin, 1 brother, Paul Hewitt (Judy) of Nemacolin; 2 sisters, JoAnne Uphold of Nemacolin and Susan Lewis (Tim), of Millsboro; 10 grandchildren, Brianne, Haven, Brayden, Maddilyn, Bryce, Aiden, and Keoni Baker, Cassandra and Lexi Smith, and Ava Lacerda; 3 sister in laws, Sharon Chun, Donna Long (Steve), and Colleen Kalist (Gary); 2 brother in laws Robert Hendricks (Loretta) and Donald Lopes. Also, many nieces and nephews who adored her.

 Deceased in addition to her father are a sister Tresa Hewitt, mother-in-law Shirley Baker, father-in-law, Albert Baker, brother-in-laws Robert Uphold Jr., Earl Chun and sister-in-law Darlene Lopes. 

She was a 1983 graduate of Carmichaels Area High School and attended Uniontown Beauty Academy.

 Angela worked as a deli clerk at Shop n Save for many years. She was a talented artist and enjoyed baking and crafts. 

She was a beloved Daughter, wife, mother, sister, meme and aunt. She had such an impact on the lives of many children. She always made them feel special and loved. She served as a teacher for many years at Glad Tidings in the Children’s Church. Many lives were touched by her kindness and love. 

She was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God, McClellandtown. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday January 19, 2022, from 11-1 PM at Glad Tidings Assembly of God, RT 21, Masontown PA, followed by the service at 1 PM. Reverend Bruce Theakstone and Timothy Tanner officiating.



William Michael Ruse


William Michael Ruse, age 51, of Carmichaels, died January 13,2022 in Washington Health System.

William was born June 12,1971, in Waynesburg, the son of William Ruse and Wilma Eggers Ruse, of Carmichaels, who survive.

Also surviving are his wife, Kelly Debolt; 3 children, Garrity Williams of Carmichaels, Tereva Phillips (Michael Jr.), of Carmichaels, and William M. Ruse Jr (Jessica Mier), of Carmichaels; 4 grandchildren, T.J. Rowell, Michael Bennett, Madison Phillips (Pete), and Harper Ruse (Monkey); 4 brothers, Chad Ruse (Beca), Brad Ruse (Kristi), John Tabacsko (Tracy), and Chickie (Shana) Catalano; 8 nieces and nephews, Micaela Ruse, Kasey Ruse, C.J. Ruse, Brad Ruse, Shelby Ruse, Billy Ruse, Erik Massey, Maria Kintzley (Zack), as well as many aunts and uncles.

He was a 1991 graduate of Carmichaels Area High School. He was employed as a Coal Miner at Cumberland Mine and was a member of the UMWA Union.

William loved riding motorcycles, spending time with his family and spoiling his grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday January 18, 2022, from 2-4pm and 6-8pm in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels PA. The service will begin at 8pm in the Funeral Home Chapel.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family.


Eugene Raymond Rogozinski

Eugene Raymond Rogozinski, age 85, of Deemston, died Saturday January 8, 2022, in Waynesburg Health and Rehabilitation.

Eugene was born February 25,1936 in Clarksville, the son of the late Frank V. and Olive Greenawalt Rogozinski.

He is survived by a daughter Kimberly Rogozinski, of Washington; a granddaughter, Sierra Rogozinski, and 3 sisters, Wilda Dickey, Eldora Lindner, and Alda Little. Also survived by granddaughter Ashley Rogozinski, grandson Eugene Rogozinski (wife Alexa) and eight great grandchildren. 

Deceased are his wife, Helen Pataki Rogozinski and 2 children, Eugene S and Michelle. Also deceased are 7 siblings, Frank Martin, Lawrence and James Rogozinski, Rose Edgar, Hester Efaw, Edith Kelly, and Marcella Hunter.

Eugene had lived formerly in the Marianna-Deemston area. He had been a coal miner, truck driver and had a clamming business in North Carolina.

He was a storyteller to his beloved family and friends. His past times were hunting, fishing, and wood carving.

Eugene was a Roman Catholic.

The family extends special thanks to his caregivers at Waynesburg Health and Rehabilitation.

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday January 12, 2022 from 1-3pm in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels PA. 724-966-5100.

A prayer service will be held at 3pm in the Funeral Home Chapel.




Jerry W. Rex

Jerry W. Rex, age 58, of Carmichaels, formerly of Crucible, died Friday January 7, 2022, in his home. 

Mr. Rex was born in Waynesburg on July 24,1963 to Thelma Rex McCartney. His stepfather, John McCartney, of Jefferson, helped raise him along with his late grandmother, Nancy Rex.

On September 7,1991, Jerry married Donna F. Courtwright, who survives. Also surviving are 1 son, William Smith (Amanda), of McDonald and 1 daughter Tiffany Smith, of Carmichaels; 2 brothers, John McCartney (Gina), of Mather, and Kirk McCartney (Vicki), of Clarksville; 3 grandchildren, Ian Bogumit, Kolton Smith, and Kelsey Hutchison.

Jerry liked playing with his grandchildren, riding four wheelers, and helping at various fire departments in the area.

He was a member of the Cross Point Central Assembly of God in Carmichaels and had been affiliated with the Jefferson Baptist Church when he was a young man.

Mr. Rex requested cremation. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Cross Point Church. The date and time will be announced.

Funeral Arrangements are being provided by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc. Carmichaels PA.


John Bedosky

John Bedosky, age 67, of Carmichaels, formerly of Jefferson, died December 29,2021 in his home.

John was born May 22,1954 in Waynesburg, the son of the late John and Catherine Benematti Bedosky.

On August 28,1999, John married Ethel Forgen who survives. Also surviving are 2 children, Janna Kaye Bedosky (Toby), of Rices Landing, and John Joseph Bedosky, of Uniontown; 2 sisters, Johnetta Hardin, of Jefferson and Cathie Bedosky, of Ford NJ; 3 grandchildren, Damien Mitzen, Zackery Clayton, and Makayla Clayton.

John worked as a coal miner in his younger days and retired as a truck driver.

He served many years in the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Dept. and was the Fire Chief for several terms.

He loved to coach Little and Pony League baseball in Jefferson, watching football, and an occasional jaunt to the Casino.

John requested cremation and Funeral Services to be Private.

Funeral Services Provided by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels, PA.



Mark Allen Shrader

Mark Allen Shrader, age 19, of Ellsworth, died December 30,2021 after a lifelong illness. 

Mark was born September 6,2002 in Uniontown Hospital, the son of Deana Renninger Shrader, of Ellsworth and Raymond Shrader, of Washington.

He is also survived by 3 siblings, Cordale Poling (Fiancée Amanda Carter), at home, Kenneth Conkey (Marisa), of West Alexander, and Matthieu Wright, at home; 3 nephews, Wyatt Conkey, Kolton Poling and Cordale Poling Jr.;2 grandparents, Linda Wagner and Connie Shrader; as well as several aunts and uncles. 

A special graduation was held for him this past May at his home by the Bentworth High School Class of 2021.

Mark was a voracious reader, video gamer, and enjoyed chilling with his brother and nephews.

He loved to read histories of World War II and would have joined the military if he had been able.

Though his body could not sustain him, his mind kept on thinking and dreaming until his last breath.

“Death Be Not Proud”

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday January 4, 2022, from 2-5pm in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100.

The service will begin at 5pm in the Funeral Home Chapel. 

In Lieu of flowers Donations may be made to the Funeral Home to defray funeral costs.




Lisa Ann CHambers


Lisa Ann Chambers, age 57, of Crucible, died December 30,2021 in Uniontown Hospital due to complications from COVID-19.

Lisa was born January 1, 1964 in Waynesburg, the daughter of the late Robert and Carol Ann Conklin.

On June 19,1980, Lisa married Jaime A. Chambers who survives. Also surviving are a son, Jamie Chambers Jr (Danielle), of Crucible, 2 grandsons, Jamie III and Kane Chambers, 7 siblings, Chris Teagarden (Mike), of Clarksville, Kathy Herrod (Rich), of Washington, Charlotte Zappone (Toby), of Crucible, Rita McMillen (Bob), of Rices Landing, Lori Hoover (Michael), of Fredericktown, Rodney Conklin, of Crucible, and Ryan Conklin (Susan), of Carmichaels.

Two brothers, Rick and Robert J. Conklin are deceased.

Lisa Ann loved to cook. Her pepperoni rolls were enjoyed and loved by many friends and family.

At Lisa’s request, services are private and being handled by the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home, Inc. Carmichaels PA.


David Michael Ludrosky, Sr.

David Michael Ludrosky, age 67, 0f Bobtown, PA, died December 28,2021 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

David was born July 13,1954, the son of the late Joseph and Genevieve Buday Ludrosky.

On December 5,1975 David married Patricia Louise Mateleska who survives.

Also surviving are 2 children, David M. Jr. (Jennifer) and Brandon Keith Ludrosky (fiancé Elizabeth Sheehan); a sister, Charlotte (Charley) Ward; and 2 grandchildren, Rider and Lucca Jellots.

Two siblings are deceased, Candace (Candy) and Joseph Ludrosky.

David was a retired Coal Miner from the former Warwick Mine at Greensboro, and was a member of the U.M.W.A.

Family and Friends will be received on January 1, 2022, from 5-7pm at the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Carmichaels, PA.


William Charles Pratt


William Charles Pratt, age 54, of Rices Landing, died December 26,2021 after a long struggle with cancer.

Mr. Pratt was born December 14,1967 in Waynesburg, the son of the late Arthur Dale and Delores E. Pratt.

On May 10,2012, Bill married Tamatha Yoder Pratt who survives. Also surviving are a son, Matthew Dale Pratt (Mikee), of Lippencott; a stepson, Joseph Cassella, of Rices Landing; 2 brothers, Roger Dale Pratt (Denise), of Grays Landing and Cory Allen Pratt, of Rices Landing; 2 nieces, Kaitlyn and Allyson Pratt; a nephew, Cody Allan Pratt; and 2 great nieces, Olivia and Addison Pratt.

Bill served his country in the United States Army in the 1980’s. He was also a river boat pilot for Mon River Towing Co. for over 20 years.

Bill belonged to the Carmichaels Legion Post 400, Masontown V.F.W. Post 4584, and the Greene County Slavonic Club. He was a huge fan of the Tennessee Titans, Nascar, was an excellent billiard player and a great golfer.


Family and friends will be received on Thursday December 30, 2021, from 2-4 and 6-8pm in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. A Memorial service will be held in the funeral Home Chapel at 7:30pm


A Military service will be accorded by the American Legion Post 400 at 3pm at the Funeral Home.


Ella Katherine Thomas


Ella Katherine Thomas, age 80, of Carmichaels died December 21, 2021, in her home.

Mrs. Thomas was born October 27,1941 in Somerset, the daughter of the late William and Betty Pyle Ruse.

Ella was a former resident of Fairbank. She had worked over the years as a truck driver and gas station attendant in Uniontown.

She would best be remembered as a homemaker and mother. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and gardening. 

Ella is survived by 2 children, Fred L. Fox (Donna), of Cleveland and Lisa Thomas (Bill), of Uniontown; 6 grandchildren, Fred L. Fox Jr. (Donna), John Fox, Sabrina Peeples, James DeFrange, Cassandra Marrow, and Samantha Black; 8 great grandchildren; 6 siblings, William Ruse Jr. (Wilma), Leonard Ruse (Frances), Hazel Hoffman (David), Christine Wolfe (Charley), and Shirley Higgins (Jim).

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by 3 siblings, Dorothy, Barry, and Doll Ruse.

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday December 29, 2021, from 11-1:30pm in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100.

The service will begin at 1:30pm in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at the Lafayette Memorial Park, Briar Hill


Angela Marie Romankis


Angela Marie Romanakis, age 55, of Carmichaels, died December 20,2021 in Lippincott.

Angela was born December 16,1966 in Monongahela, PA, the daughter of the late Paul and Sharon Ann McCraney Romanakis Sr.

Angela is survived by a daughter, Ashley Nicole Simpkins (Derek Brown), of Uniontown, 4 grandchildren, John Mathew Malone Jr., Xavier Jayden Malone, Conner William Malone, and Jazmyn Marie Malone; a brother Paul Romanakis, of Pittsburgh, and 2 sisters, Christina Tiberi (Randy), of Keisterville, and Cynthia Wilson (Shawn), of Waynesburg, 8 nieces and nephews, and her step father Randy Hutchison.

A beloved nephew, Paul M. Romanakis, is deceased.

Angela was a graduate of Brownsville Are High School and was formerly employed as a Corrections Officer at the Greene County Jail.


Family and friends will be received on Tuesday December 28, 2021, from 2-4 and 6-8pm and on Wednesday December 29,2021 from 10-11am in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. 

The service will begin at 11am on Wednesday December 29th in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at the Taylor Cemetery, Centerville, PA.




Gwendolyn Josephine Bradagan Skiles

Gwendolyn (Gwen) Josephine Bradagan Skiles, age 98 passed away in Family Touch Assisted Living in Mesa, AZ and went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

She was born on July 2, 1923, in Cumberland Township, Greene County, the daughter of the late Samuel A. Bradagan and Clara B. Clark Bradagan

Gwen was a homemaker. In her earlier years, she enjoyed her large flower gardens, crocheting, designing and making her clothes. She also read her bible daily and did word search puzzles She was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Masontown. Gwen was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She is survived by a daughter, Dee Metz, Mesa, AZ.  Four grandchildren, Keith (Amber) Metz, Gilbert, AZ, Trish (Paul) Rumble, Evansville, IN, Sandy (Danny) Barnes, Newburgh, IN, and Justin (Bri) Metz, Scottsdale, AZ. Ten great-grandchildren, Nici Judge, Sami Rutledge, Victoria Rumble, Chelsea Gilbert, Cheyenne and Christopher Barnes, Charlie, Ripley, Bryson and Easton Metz, and two great-great-grandchildren, Atlas Robinson and Arielle Gilbert.

She is preceded in death by her husband James Thomas Skiles whom she married on September 9, 1939, son, James Edward Skiles, two brothers, Edgar and Kenneth Bradagan, a sister, Eunice Lewandowski, and a half-sister, Elizabeth Hixenbaugh, sister-in-law, Mae Shuckhart and a dear friend, Thelma Daily.

The family would like to thank the staff at Family Touch Assisted Living Home and Pacific Coast Hospice in Mesa for their compassionate care. We also want to thank Beatrice and Russell Skiles and Mary and Danny Swaney for their excellent care in her home at Masontown. 

Arrangements are private and being handled by Paul Lesako Funeral home. Interment will be at Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels, PA.



Catherine Marlene Thomas

Catherine Marlene Thomas, age 75, of Carmichaels, died December 15,2021 in her home.

Marlene was born May 23,1946 in Brownsville, PA, the daughter of the late Catherine Elizabeth and Roy William Thomas.

She attended Waynesburg College in the 1960’s, and retired as a manager at Giant Eagle, Waynesburg.

Marlene is survived by a Cousin Ada Patterson.

Services are private and being handled by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral home. 



Carol Ann Conklin


 Carol Ann Conklin “Ann” passed away at age 81 in her home in Crucible, PA on

December 19, 2021. 

She had been in failing health for the last year of her life. 


Born in Sycamore, PA on September 17, 1940, she was one of 13 children born to Clint and Dora Rush. Ann was married to Robert Conklin in June 1958 and was the proud mother of 10 children.  Ann was well known in her community for being both socially outgoing and friendly towards everyone she met.  Some of her favorite stories she relayed to others were of her family of ten children, (which included two sets of twins born within a year of each other). She was the unofficial “adopted” mother to many of the friends of her children who frequented her home while growing up in the small coal mining town of Crucible.  Many of those friends have expressed fond memories of enjoying Ann’s baked bread, pepperoni rolls, and other baked goods she fed the neighborhood children throughout the years.


 Ann was a devoted Christian and expressed her faith through her many acts of generosity in giving to others. Being crafty in woodworking, she often gifted many of her creations to the residents of her community. 


Ann was a self-taught singer who enjoyed strumming the guitar and singing Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn songs around the family campfire in their yard. One of the highlights to her life included singing “Mama, he’s crazy” by the Judds and “Coal Miner’s Daughter” by Loretta Lynn to an audience of several thousand while attending a conference in San Diego. She even once had airtime of the recording of one of the songs on the local Waynesburg radio station. 


Ann loved traveling and did so with family and church groups for many years. 


Ann’s was a life “well lived” and she will surely be greatly missed as she leaves behind many cherished memories to those who knew and loved her.


     Ann is survived by her children, Chris (Mike) Teagarden of Clarksville, PA, Kathy (Rich) Herrold of Washington, PA, Charlotte (Toby) Zappone of Crucible, PA, Rita (Robert) McMillen of Rices Landing, PA, Lori (Michael) Hoover of Fredericktown, PA, Lisa (Jamie) Chambers of Crucible, PA, Rodney Conklin of Crucible, PA and  Ryan (Susan) Conklin of Carmichaels, PA. Her survivors also include a brother, Roger (Dawn) Rush and a sister, Linda (Charles) Bland both of Waynesburg, PA. Also, surviving are 19 Grandchildren, 18 Great Grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Conklin, who died in 2014 and by two sons, Rick Conklin, and Robert J. Conklin. She was also preceded in death by 10 of her siblings (Dave Rush, Joseph Rush, Eloise Williard, June Booth, Esther VonDorn, Mary Peck, Janet Olive Phelps, Jean Crouch, Diane Ackley and Loretta Koscheck).



Family and friends will be received on Monday December 27, 2021, from 2-4 and 6-8pm and on Tuesday December 28,2021 from 10-11am in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. 

The service will begin at 11am in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at the Greene County Memorial Cemetery in Jefferson, PA


Robert Templeton


Robert Templeton, age 66, of Rest Haven Personal Care Home, of Uniontown, died November 27, 2021 in Washington Health-Waynesburg Hospital.

Robert was born January 27, 1955, the son of the late Albert Flemming and Dorothy Marie Templeton.

He is survived by a daughter, Bobbie Jo Chantree, and a son Robert Templeton Jr.; 2 siblings, Adie Templeton, and Gary Templeton.

A sister, Sharon Templeton, is deceased.

Funeral Arrangements are private and being handled by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, Carmichaels, PA.



Christopher Walter Uveges


​Christopher Walter Uveges, age 41, of Rices Landing, died November 19, 2021 in Punta Gorda Florida.


 Christopher was born December 8, 1979 in Waynesburg, the son of Samuel Louis Uveges, of Punta Gorda, Florida, and Betty Irene Dodds Uveges, of Lake Worth Florida. 


Also surviving are 2 children, Anna Mae Uveges and Lauren Christina Uveges, both of Pitt Gas, PA, a brother, Alex Samuel Uveges, of Washington, PA; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins who will miss him dearly. 


Christopher was a 1999 graduate of Carmichaels Area High School where he wrestled, played baseball and football. He enjoyed boxing, skiing, snowboarding, hunting, fishing, and roller skating. He also loved riding dirt bikes and quads. Christopher enjoyed going for walks or hikes in the woods and mountain cycling, but above all he loved his daughters more than anything else in the world and thrived to give them a happy life. In his younger years Christopher did Masonry and Construction work. 


He was one of a kind, the kind of man that would go above and beyond to help a stranger in need. Christopher was a very humorous man and was always trying to put a smile on everyone’s face that was near. He was an extremely loving and selfless man who loved to tell stories and was very good at it. His stories will forever live on. 


Family and Friends will be received on Saturday December 4, 2021 from 1-4pm at the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. The service will be held at 3pm with Pastor Frankie Menhart officiating.


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



​Thomas Burke

Thomas Burke, age 69, of Carmichaels, died Saturday November 27, 2021 in his home.

Mr. Burke was born April 14, 1952 in Clarksville, the son of the late John Patrick and Aleta Lewis Burke.

On April 20,2005, Tom married Janet Paull Burke, who survives. Also surviving is a son, Andrew Burke (Charlie), of Marshall, VA; a stepson, Kevin Nist (Joy), of Washington DC; 5 grandchildren, Briar and Lauren Burke, Jeffrey and Julia Kirby, and Daniel Nist; several nieces and nephews; a sister, Patricia Sellers (Bill), of Clarksville.

Deceased in addition to his parents are 2 brothers, Chuck and John Burke. 

Mr. Burke was a graduate of Jefferson Morgan High School. He worked as a line technician for Verizon in Virginia for many years and retired as a bus driver for King Transit/West Greene School District.

He was a member of the First Christian Church of Carmichaels.

Family and Friends will be received on Friday December 10, 2021, from noon to 1pm at the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, Carmichaels, PA. A memorial service conducted by Reverend Reagan Fike will follow at 1pm.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be to the First Christian Church, Carmichaels, PA.



Judy Ann Kazimer


Judy Ann Kazimer, age 72, of Dilliner died Friday, November 26,2021 in Washington Hospital.

Judy was born January 23,1949 in Mountain Home, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Virgil and Birdie Murphy Roberts.

She was a homemaker.

Judy is survived by 2 sons, John Kazimer (Jessica), of Dilliner and Michael Kazimer (Xin), of Houston, Texas; a brother, James (Sam) Roberts, of Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Her husband, Rudolph Joseph Kazimer died in 2016.

Services are private and are being provided by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home.


Mary Ellen Holcraft Kiger

Mary Ellen Holcraft Kiger, age 64, of Carmichaels, died Sunday November 21,2021 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Mary Ellen was born March 19,1957 in Morgantown, WV, the daughter of the late Mabel Holcraft.

Mary Ellen is survived by her son Benjamin Arnold Kiger, of Waynesburg; 3 grandchildren, Crystal Dawn and Cherokee Cheyenne Kiger, and Joshua Gump, close friends, Fred and Loretta King, and caregivers, Jake and Anna Jaggie.

In addition to her mother, 3 brothers are deceased, Stephen, George and Raymond Holcraft, and her husband Arnold Lee Kiger.

Services are private and provided by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home.


Michael D. Clemens

Michael D. Clemens, age 52, of Waynesburg, died Monday November 22,2021 in UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Michael was born March 8,1969 in Morgantown WV, the son of Mary Alice Clemens, of Kingwood WV.

He is survived by his spouse, Mary Caldwell; 4 children, Jaclyn Jones (Richard), of Core WV, Jennifer and Michael Caldwell, both of Waynesburg, and Amanda Phillips (Michael), of Mt. Morris; 8 grandchildren; a brother, Robert Drummond, of Waynesburg, 2 sisters, Teresa Drummond, of Waynesburg and Ruth Drummond, of Kingwood.

Michael was an employee of Bill Howard Construction Co.

He enjoyed racing junk cars in derbies and fishing. His greatest love was his grandchildren.

Funeral Services are incomplete at this time. 

Funds may be donated to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels. PA 15320, 724-966-5100, to help defray funeral costs.




Francis P. Zoldak

Francis P. Zoldak (Frank) 67 of Cross Junction, VA, passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Winchester Medical Center after a six-month battle with liver disease. Frank was a dedicated public servant beginning with Active duty in the Army. This desire to serve continued with Frank as a Correctional Officer at Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center. He became a Deputy Sheriff with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia. Frank retired from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office in 2011. Frank was an avid fisherman and loved by so many. 


 Surviving Frank is the love of his life Tinathan Lewis (Tiny) of 20 years. His sister Rita and husband Mike Pekar of Amherst, Virginia. Frank’s two sons Bradley Zoldak of Greensboro, Pennsylvania and Alan and wife Whitney Zoldak of Greensboro, Pennsylvania. Also, two grandchildren Sebastian and Julianna Zoldak of Greensboro, Pennsylvania. Best friend, fishing partner and coworker Chris and wife Michelle Cunningham of Cross Junction Virginia. In lieu of flowers any memorial contributions may be made to the Gainesboro Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. 221 Gainesboro Road, Winchester Va. 22603


Family and Friends will be received on Monday November 22,2021 from 6-9pm and from 10-11am On Tuesday November 23,2021. The service will follow at 11am at the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc. 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels PA 15320   724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor.




​Catherine Ruth Herrod


Catherine Ruth Herrod, age 72, of Clarksville, died Friday November 12,2021 in Waynesburg Health & Rehab Center.

Cathy was born June 21,1949 in Waynesburg, the daughter of the late Percy and Mary Delansky Teagarden.

She was a resident of Advanced care in Clarksville for years.

Cathy is survived by a sister, Alice Butler (Jon Henderson) of Masontown, and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased in addition to her parents are her husbands, Robert Krosunger and Porter Herrod.

Services are private and being handled by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, Carmichaels, PA.




John David Rogers

John David Rogers, age 73, of Carmichaels, died Monday November 15th, 2021, in his home.

John was born September 15, 1948, in Waynesburg, the son of the late Herbert (Bud) and Ann Bane Rogers.

Mr. Rogers is survived by his wife, Lee Haney Rogers, a son, Mark A Rogers; 3 grandchildren, Dylan Rogers, Rebecca Richards, and Hunter Rogers; great grandson, Ryan Richards, a brother, Bill Rogers (Nancy), a sister, Judy Penvose (Jay).

In addition to his parents, deceased is his first wife Leann Headley Rogers, and a sister, Barbara Howes. 

John served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. He was a member of the American Legion Post 400.

He worked for years as a welder at Fruehauf Corp, of Uniontown, until it closed. John loved cars and car detailing. He was working for Mike Cheswick's detailing shop until he became ill. He kept his Dodge Challenger, GMC truck and Harley in immaculate condition.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Fordyce.


Family and Friends will be received at the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Thursday November 18,2021 from 2-4 and 6-8pm and 10-11am on Friday November 19,2021. Full military rites will be accorded at Garards Fort Cemetery.




, age 73, of Carmichaels, died Monday November 15th, 2021, in his home.

John was born September 15, 1948, in Waynesburg, the son of the late Herbert (Bud) and Ann Bane Rogers.

Mr. Rogers is survived by his wife, Lee Haney Rogers, a son, Mark A Rogers; 3 grandchildren, Dylan Rogers, Rebecca Richards, and Hunter Rogers; great grandson, Ryan Richards, a brother, Bill Rogers (Nancy), a sister, Judy Penvose (Jay).

In addition to his parents, deceased is his first wife Leann Headley Rogers, and a sister, Barbara Howes. 

John served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. He was a member of the American Legion Post 400.

He worked for years as a welder at Fruehauf Corp, of Uniontown, until it closed. John loved cars and car detailing. He was working for Mike Cheswick's detailing shop until he became ill. He kept his Dodge Challenger, GMC truck and Harley in immaculate condition.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Fordyce.


Family and Friends will be received at the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Thursday November 18,2021 from 2-4 and 6-8pm and 10-11am on Friday November 19,2021. Full military rites will be accorded at Garards Fort Cemetery.




Jackie Sue McClintock
 
Jackie Sue McClintock, age 45, of Waynesburg, died Friday November 12,2021 in Washington Hospital, Washington PA

Jackie Sue was born October 7,1976 in Morgantown, WV. The daughter of the late Jack Blake and Peggy Whipkey Blake, of Waynesburg.

On September 7,1995, Jackie married Timothy David McClintock who survives. Also surviving are 3 children; Delilah Yeager (Shan), of Carmichaels, Tim McClintock II and Jack McClintock, both of Waynesburg, a granddaughter Kylie Yeager, 2 sisters, Amy Miller (Joe), of Waynesburg and Candy Ackley (Wayne), of Okeechobee Florida; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Deceased in addition to her father is a brother Michael Blake.

Jackie Sue loved Kylie. They were like “2 Peas in a Pod”. She enjoyed camping throughout PA and WV and watching Kylies Power Wheel Derbies.

Family and friends will be received at the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels PA on Wednesday November 17,2021 from 5-8pm. A service will follow at 7:30pm at the Funeral Home.




Thomas Edward Keller​

Thomas Edward Keller, age 64, of Waynesburg, died Wednesday, November 10, 2021, in Washington Heath System-Greene in Waynesburg.

Mr. Keller was born January 1,1957 in Waynesburg, the son of the late Robert E. Keller Sr. and Norma Yeager Keller Cox.

Mr. Keller is survived by 5 brothers; Robert Earl (Gink) Keller Jr. and wife Connie, Kenneth (Butch), Roger, William (Bill), and Randy Yeager; 3 sisters, Patricia Yeager and Sheila Stewart, and Debra (Deb) Tolley, many nieces and nephews, including Jeremy Yeager, of Carmichaels, who was his caregiver for many hears.

Deceased in addition to his parents are a brother, Tony (Mert) Yeager, and 2 sisters, Linda Hughes, and Karen McMasters.

Tom was a graduate of West Greene High School and worked in maintenance for year at the now Waynesburg Heath & Rehab.

He loved Carnivals, Fairs, and the Pirates. His greatest love was his family. 

Services are private and being handled by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home.




​James Dale Glendenning

James Dale Glendenning, age 66, of Crucible, died November 7, 2021 in Uniontown Hospital. 

Jim was born April 29,1955 in Aliquippa, the son of the late Arthur and Myrtle Garrison Sullenbarger.

He was a graduate of Jefferson Morgan High School and worked for B&B Painting Co. before retiring from Carmichaels Equipment Rentals. 

On December 30,1981, Jim married Barbara Yelinek Glendenning who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons, John (Kasandra) Glendenning, James (Rhonda) Glendenning, and Daniel Sherepita, all of Carmichaels; a daughter, Tanya (Phillip) Estes, of Hedgesville, WV; 9 grandchildren, Jesse Sherepita, Kiley, Skyler, Nathan, Neiko, and Olivia Glendenning, Briar, Gracie, and Lillian Estes; 1 brother, John (Edith) Glendenning; 2 sisters, Mary Gilbert, and Shirley Glendenning; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Jim enjoyed life and loved to make people laugh. Most of all, Jim enjoyed his grandchildren. They were the light of his life.

Funeral services are private and being handled by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc. 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels PA. Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor.



​Margaret V. Thomas

Margaret V. (Peggy) Thomas, age 59, of Cumberland Village, Carmichaels, died Saturday October 30,2021 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown WV, surrounded by her loved ones.

Peggy was born April 16,1962, the daughter of the late Ruth Rogozinski. She was raised by her grandmother, the late Jennie Dobbins.

She is survived by her daughter, Norma Williams (Justin), 6 grandchildren; Payton, Bryleigh, Hallie, Mason, Lajla, and Janezza; a sister, Rose Thomas, 2 uncles, Clarence (Buster) Dobbins (Enes) and Robert Dobbins (Wendy), an aunt Norma Plavi (Mike); Cousin Bev Humphries, and dear friends, Vicki, Jeremy, Tracey, Jeff, and Jimmy.

Deceased in addition to her parents are her grandparents, Robert and Jenny Dobbins, Uncle Jeff Dobbins, Aunt Karen Swaney; niece Wendy Kay; best friend Bonnie David, and her great dog, Franklin.

She enjoyed being a mom and Maw maw to her 6 grandbabies and having coffee with her friends on her front porch.

She was a caregiver to the late Joseph Cybak.

Friends and family will be received at the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc. 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels PA 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Wednesday November 3,2021 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm and on Thursday October 4th from 11am to 1pm. The funeral service will begin at 1pm. 


amily’s choice.