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    Dr. Thomas Edward Tekavec

Dr. Thomas Edward Tekavec, age 52, of Morgantown, WV ,died Friday, October 12, 2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. He was born June 30, 1966 in Waynesburg, PA, the son of Beverley Morton Dunlap and the late Edward Tekavec.

    Tom graduated from Carmichaels High School in 1984, Indiana University 1988 and earned his doctorate of Optometry from the PA College of Optometry in 1992. He practiced at his office, Eye Care One, in Fairmont, WV and Sears Optical, in Morgantown for the past 25 years.

    He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time at the farm with his friends and nephews. He was an avid hunter and shooter, winning numerous awards and competitions. His other favorite past time was watching his daughter, Sarah play softball from her recreation years to college ball at Alderson Broaddus.

    In addition to his mother, Tom is survived by his wife, Marianna, whom he married November 7, 1992 and his cherished daughter, Sarah at home. He is also survived by 2 siblings, John Tekavec, of Las Vegas, NV and Kimberly Bailey (Brian), of Raleigh NC, father-in-law Donald Yarish, nephews Ian Bailey Casey Bailey, and Gunnar Calvert, niece Arianna Calvert, and his dearest friend Ken Shipley.

    He is preceded in death be his father, Edward, stepfather Chuck Dunlap, grandparents Elizabeth and Harold Morton, Stella and Matthew Tekavec, and mother-in-law Joan Yarish.

    Services are private under the direction of the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels PA, 15320 (724)966-5100. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.



Harry A. Cox

Harry A. Cox, age 86, of Waynesburg PA, died October 1, 2018 in Washington PA.

                Mr. Cox was born January 24, 1932 in Jefferson, the son of the late Harry Nathaniel and Sadie Helmick Cox. Sadie died when she was young and Harry was raised by his stepmother, Cora Pearl Cox.

                Surviving are 3 stepchildren: Leo Beam, Victoria Barrier, and Mark Beam; 3 sisters, Kathryn Temple, of Crucible, Sandra S. Groves, of South Bend Indiana and Bonnie Hagyari, of Fredericktown; 2 brothers, Kenneth R. Cox, of Waynesburg and Ellis C. Cox, of Searcy Arkansas and his caregiver, Linda Duffield and several step grand and great grandchildren.

                Mr. Cox served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He later worked as a truck driver and a bank security guard in South Bend Indiana.

                A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels PA., 15320 (724)966-5100


Ernest (Ernie) Galoway


Ernest (Ernie) Galoway, age 57 of Waynesburg, died on October 2, 2018 in the Donnell House, Washington, PA after a long struggle with cancer.
Mr. Galloway was born January 13, 1961 in Waynesburg, the son of the late Julian N. Galloway and Anna Elizabeth Durbin Galloway, who survives.
Also surviving is his wife, Debbie Eddy-Thomas Galloway, brothers and sisters, Darrel Galloway (Cindy) of Carmichaels, David Galloway (Bonnie) of Greensboro, Donna Ringer of Rices Landing, Julian Galloway of Waynesburg, Gerald Galloway (Angel) of Rices Landing, Jane Bowers of Crucible, Lisa Childs (Jesse) of Uniontown and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two sisters: Rose Mary Galloway and Leona Sue Cain and a brother, Roy Lee Galloway.
Ernie was a former employee of PennDot and the Solomon Auto Group.
His hobbies included flea markets, auto detailing and western movies. He loved his dogs, Toby, Zingo, and Snowball.
Family and friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels, PA 15320, (724) 966-5100 on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm and on Saturday, from 1-3 PM. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 3 PM with Rev. Monica Calvert officiating. Burial will follow in Smith Cemetery, Waynesburg, PA.




Pearl M. DeNardo Bailey


Pearl M. DeNardo Bailey of Carmichaels, died September 28, 2018 in the Genesis Care Home, Bridgeville, PA.
Mrs. Bailey was born in Gallatin, Fayette County, the daughter of the late Frank and Frances Colaianna DeNardo.
Her husband, Edward F. Bailey is deceased.
Surviving are 3 children: Nadine B. Woods, of Latrobe, Daniel E. Bailey (Peggy), of Oakdale and Douglas E. Bailey (Janis), of Greensboro. There are five grandchildren: Kristin Woods, Lori Ann Woods (Scott Harcom), Jason Bailey, Janel Mudry (Dr. Brian) and Sara Kimbrough (Tony); 5 great-grandchildren and a sister, Eleanor Druzgala.
Deceased are a sister, ANgeline Zvolenski and a brother, Vincent DeNardo.
Mrs. Bailey was a loving homemaker for her family. She attended St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church in Carmichaels and was a member of the Altar Rosary Society.
At the request of Pearl, there will be no public viewing and internment is private in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg, PA.
Friends are welcome at a funeral mass on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at St. Hugh Church in Carmichaels at 11:00 AM.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave. Carmichaels, PA 15320.




    Thomas Gerald Cumpston Sr.

Thomas Gerald Cumpston Sr., age 76, of Greensboro, PA. died September 27, 2018 in his home.

    Mr. Cumpston was born June 26, 1942 in Punxsutawney, PA., the son of the late Wilbur B. and Helen Hewitt Cumpston.

    On April 8, 1963, Thomas married Virginia Yoney Cumpston who survives.

    He is also survived by 4 children; Thomas Cumpston (Denise), of Greensboro, Douglas Cumpston (Johnna), of Carmichaels, Carolyn Sweeney, of Greensboro, and Mark T. Cumpston (Tami), of Fishers, Indiana, 7 grandchildren; Douglas Cumpston (Jackie), Lucas Cumpston, Jacob Cumpston, Rose, Ryan, and Renee Sweeney, and Baya Cumpston, 3 great grandchildren; Dominic, Helena, and Gage Cumpston; 6 siblings; Robert Cumpston (Susan), William Cumpston (Carol), and Dennis Cumpston (Sherry), 3 sisters; Shirley Hegedis, Grace Brown (John), and Judy Sweeney, and many nieces and nephews.

    A sister, Helen Petak, is deceased.

    Mr. Cumpston was a retired coal miner from Duquesne Light, Warwick Mine. He was also a farmer who raised Black Angus cattle.

    Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels PA., 15320 (724)966-5100 on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, and from 1-2:00pm Sunday, with the service beginning at 2pm with Elder Scot Shay officiating. Interment will follow in Garards Fort (PA) Cemetery.



Elizabeth (Betty) Klimek Putila

Elizabeth (Betty) Klimek Putila, age 90, of Carmichaels, died Thursday, September 27, 2018 in her home.

    Mrs. Putila was born March 30,  in Thompson #2, Fayette County, the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Kois Klimek.

    On July 29, 1950 Betty married Francis S. Putila Sr. who died in 2012.

    Betty is survived by 3 children; Frank Putila Jr. (Karen), of Charleston S.C., Maribeth Fugozzotto (Sam), of Uniontown, Joseph Putila Sr. (Patty), of Carmichaels; 6 grandchildren; Matthew Putila (Jodi), Ann Manning (William), Dr. Joe Putila Jr, Derek Putila (Siara), Peter Putila, and Michael Putila; 5 great grandchildren; Liam Manning, Leah, Carissa, Niko, and Nicholas Putila; a sister, Stella Sertich, of Carmichaels, and 2 brothers, Bill Klimek, of Geneva, Ohio, and John Klimek, of Carmichaels, and many nieces and nephews.

    Deceased in addition to her parents and husband are 3 brothers; Gerald, Joseph, Walter Klimek, and a sister Patricia.

    A few thoughts from her children: Betty was a wonderful caretaker of her family, friends and neighbors.

    She loved cooking and baking. Holupkis, perogies, and nut rolls were her specialty.

    She enjoyed gardening and raising her own flowers.

    Betty especially loved her grand and great grandchildren. Betty will be dearly missed.

    She was a fantastic mom, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

    She was a member of St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church, the Altar-Rosary Society, and the Catholic Daughters of America.

    Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels PA., 15320 (724)966-5100 on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 2-8pm, Monday from 9:30-10:30 when a prayer service will be held at the Funeral Home followed by a funeral Mass At 11am at St. Hugh Church, Carmichaels PA. with Reverend Francis Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Crucible PA.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Hugh Church.

    A special thank you to Helen Gaborka and Wendy of Fayette Home Health Care/Hospice, and the staff at Mt. Macrina, and Dr. Singh.


Linda Clites

Linda Clites, 74, passed away of natural causes on September 25th with her family by her side in Pittsburgh Pa.  She was born on June 26th, 1944 in Garards Fort Pa. She was the daughter of Norman & Ina Jean Blaker Smitley. Linda grew up in Garards Fort Pa and called Bobtown her home for the past 46 years. She was an amazing wife, mother, and grandmother.  She was happily married to the love of her life for 53 years, Don. She enjoyed cooking, baking, playing computer games, reading, playing her slot machines, and vacationing at the beach. She was a simple woman with a lot of love to give and meant so much to so many.

Linda was a retiree from West Virginia University where she was an administrative assistant for over 13 years.  She was also an employee of the Bobtown Shannopin Mining Company for 7 years as an office assistant. She genuinely loved her jobs and took great pride in her work.  She made countless lifelong friendships in her work that she cherished very much. Prior to that, her longest and most important job was being a great wife and mother.  

She was a proud and active member of the United Methodist Church of Bobtown Pa.  She helped with Vacation Bible School, Youth Group, Back to School events, soup sales, and much more.  She will be sadly missed by the church's congregation. She was also a member of the Bobtown Shannopin Civic Club for years and took part in many activities throughout her time there.  

Linda is survived in her death by her husband Donald R. Clites of Bobtown and her daughter and son-in-law Timothy Brennan and Jill Clites Brennan. She was a proud grandmother, a great grandmother, and a grandma to her grand-dog, Bella. She also had several cousins, nieces, and nephews that loved her dearly.   

She is preceded in death by her parents Norman & Ina Jean Blaker Smitley and her brother David N Smitley.

A special thank you to Greene and Washington County Hospice and West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center for taking great care of her in her final days.  She was also extremely grateful for the care and love she received from the numerous staff at Allegheny Health Network and UPMC over the past year.

Donations can be made in Linda's name to Animals Friends of Morgantown, 252 Brewer Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508 or the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.   

Services will be held on Saturday September 29th, 2018 from 10:00am to 7:00pm at the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels Pa 15320, (724)966-5100.  A service will take place at 7:00pm following the viewing.


    Sharna Irene Knapp

Sharna Irene Knapp, age 39, of Carmichaels, PA. died at home on Friday September 21, 2018.

    Sharna was born April 20, 1979 in Waynesburg, PA., the daughter of the late John Knapp and Judith Ann Kachersky.

    Surviving are her long-time companion Scott Broadwater, cousins Kim Kachersky Grimes, Ashley Kachersky, Rand Rohrer, friends Greg Schwartzmiller and his wife Tracy Schwartzmiller, and many more cousins, nieces, and nephews.

    Sharna had a big heart and loved to help pets, and garden.

    Services are private under the direction of Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels PA., 15320 (724)966-5100.


Melodie K. Dillow

Melodie K. Dillow, age 60, of Carmichaels, PA., died September 7, 2018 in Waynesburg Health and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness.

    Mrs. Dillow was born October 8, 1957 in Aliquippa, PA., the daughter of the late Charles Shriver and Betty Loretta Wright Shriver, who survives.

    Also surviving are her husband, Jeffrey A. Dillow; 2 daughters, Betty Jo Black (Robert), of Wind Ridge and Genieve Stewart (Mike), of Nemacolin; 6 grandchildren, Rory, Trevor, and Rylee Black, Seairia and Khalehla Bowers, and Xylia Carpenter; 3 brothers, Lee, Charles (Jackie), and John Shriver.

    Melodie loved her grandchildren and pets dearly.

    She last worked at the Fayette Co. Humane Society, and was a member of the American Legion Women’s Auxillary.

    Friends will be received on Wednesday in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels PA., 15320 from 6-7pm. A memorial service will be held at 7:00pm in the funeral home chapel.

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


David Edwin Brown

David Edwin Brown, age 83, of Dilliner, PA., passed away September 11, 2018 in his home after a long illness.

    Mr. Brown was born October 28, 1934 in Greensboro PA., the son of the late George H. and Anna David Brown.

    David served in the U.S. Marine Corp. in the 1950’s. He later worked at the U.S. Post Office in Point Marion for many years, and retired as a supervisor at Coe Manufacturing Co., Cleveland OH.
    David is survived by his wife, Judy Baker Brown; 5 daughters; Angie Celli, Barbara Davis, Sharon Jackson, Debora L. Ivans, and Penny Vansil; a son, Bobby Franks, and Ryan Conard who he raised as a son; a sister, Geneva Orban; 17 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

    Deceased in addition to his parents are a brother, George Jr.; sons Troy Root, David Brown Jr., Keith Franks; and a sister, Lula Morris.

    David was loved and will be dearly missed. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at a later date to be announced in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels PA.

    The Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc. 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels PA., 15320, are in charge of arrangements.


    James H. Lewis Sr

James H. Lewis Sr., age 69, of Waynesburg died at his home on September 5, 2018 after a long illness.

    Mr. Lewis was born October 26, 1948 in Holbrook, the son of the late Lawrence Lewis and Della Vannie Phillips.

    James is survived by 2 children; Connie Sue Lewis and James H. Lewis Jr., both of Waynesburg; 4 grandchildren; Carl L. Yankura Jr., Rhiannon M. Lewis, Destiny N. Barth, Cody J. Lewis, 11 siblings; Ronald Lewis (Beverly), Judy Price (Charles), Linda Milliron, Roy Tedrow (Charlotte), Kathy Kramer, Lisa Tedrow, Roberta Ackman (Fred), Debbie Zajicek (Pete), Paul Tedrow (Cherie), Scot Lewis, Bethany Timmer, and a sister-in-law Debby Lewis, and many nieces and nephews.

    Deceased in addition to his parents are his wife, Ravia Kay Johnson Lewis; a brother, Gary Tom Lewis; and step father, Paul Gene Tedrow.

    Mr. Lewis served his country in the U.S. Army while stationed in Germany in the 1960’s. He attended Waynesburg college and retired from R.G. Johnson Co.

    He loved the outdoors, and hunting and fishing. He liked to watch a passing storm and lightening.

    Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels Pa., 15320 (724)966-5100 on Friday September 7th, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. A funeral service will be held at 7:30pm in the funeral home chapel with Pastor James Carpenter, officiating.

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


    Amy L. Ruse-Supler

Amy L. Ruse-Supler, 35, of Carmichaels, PA, went to be with the Lord at 9:13pm on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Washington Hospital, Washington, PA, following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born February 11, 1983 in Morgantown, WV, the daughter of Kathleen (Quinn) Cumberledge of Carmichaels and the late Denzil B. Ruse. Amy loved nature, being outside, spending time with her children, coloring and doing cross stitch.

    She worked for Family Ties Home Health Care, Respite Center and Bailey Coal Mine. She was always motivated and on the go.

    Surviving in addition to her mother are her fiancé of 14 years, Mark Supler of Carmichaels; a son, Connor Ruse of Carmichaels. Two daughters, Jalane Supler of Carmichaels and Karmen Supler of Carmichaels; two step sons, Ayden Dobbins of Jefferson, PA, and James Supler of Greensburg, Indiana; two brothers, Josh A. Ruse of Carmichaels and Mark L. Carder and his wife Rebecca of Spraggs, PA; a sister, Heather D. Riley and her husband Bradley of Carmichaels and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

    Deceased are her father, Denzil Ruse; three uncles, Ronald Ruse, Richard Ruse, and Kenneth Ruse; paternal grandmother, Pauline Ruse; maternal grandparents Kenneth and Claire Quinn; two aunts, Corina and Susan Quinn; and uncle, Gary Smith and her best friend, who was like a sister to her, Tracey Thomas.    Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, August 19th from 2-4 and 6-8pm in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, PA., 15320 (724)966-5100 and on Monday, August 20 from 10-11am with the service beginning at 11 in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Josh Koss. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg PA.

​    Lawrence Dale Wilkins Sr.

Lawrence Dale Wilkins Sr. (Buck), age 73, of Mt. Morris, PA died Tuesday, August 14, 2018 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.V.

    Mr. Wilkins was born March 10, 1945 in Mt. Morris, the son of the late Arch Sylvester and Lena P. Davis Wilkins.

    On July 19, 1965 Buck married Dorothy King Wilkins who passed away on December 20, 2017.

    Mr. Wilkins is survived by 3 sons; Lawrence (Buck) Wilkins Jr. (Shawna), of Morgantown W.V., Jerry Wilkins (Belinda), of Mt. Morris. PA., and Timothy Wilkins (Kelly), or Bobtown, PA.; his beloved grandchildren, Jerry Jr., Makayla, Chelsie, Shalie Wilkins, and Amy Hughes; great grandchildren; Jerry Wilkins 3rd and Aubrianna Wise; a brother, Ray Wilkins (Heather), of Hamilton Ohio; sisters Evelyn Rose (Junior), of Mt. Morris, PA., Vadna Jean Neer, of Bruceton Mills W.V., and a special sister, Linda Huggins (Bob), of Davistown, PA.; and a lifelong friend, Duke Hinerman.

    Deceased in addition to his parents and wife are sisters; Maxine Turner and Mary Ellen Kerns, and a brother Arch Wilkins.

    Buck was a retired coal miner from the Humphries #7 mine. He was a proud member of the U.M.W.A. District 31, Local 1058.

    He enjoyed camping at Big Bear Lake with his family, the classic cars he owned, and 50’s and 60’s music.

    Buck requested no services. Cremation provided by Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels PA., 15320 (724)966-5100


    Mary Margaret Zmudzinski (Peg) Burns

Mary Margaret Zmudzinski (Peg) Burns, age 86, of Masontown, PA passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 in Mt. Macrina Manor, Uniontown, PA.

    Peg was born October 20, 1931 in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of the late Thomas and Beatrice Bisman Zmudzinski.

    Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her beloved husband, Patrick Burns Sr. on September 11, 2003; an infant son, Paul Jude; her brother, Thomas Zmudzinski; and sisters Beatrice Seifert and Teresa Cricks.

    Peg is survived by 4 children; Patrick Burns Jr., his daughter, Erica, and former wife, Margaret; Pamela Burns Seibel and husband, Cal, and their children, Danny Seibel (Autumn), David Seibel (Tanya), and Caitlan Seibel; Peggy Ann Burns Bukrim, and children Kelly Bukrim, Michael Bukrim, and Matthew Bukrim (Lindsey); and Paul J. Burns, Mary Burns, Monica Burns, and Michelle Burns;    great grandchildren, Ellie, Everly, Raphael Patrick, Heath Michael, and Darla; brothers, James Rogers and John Logan (Heidi), sister-in-law, Lois Zmudzinski; and many nieces and nephews.

    Peg served as secretary, librarian, and helper to Mrs. Parish’s kindergarten class at the former All Saints school in Masontown for 35 years. She was loved by the children and their parents for her kindness and concern.

    One of the greatest joys of her life was of being a Eucharistic Minister at All Saints (now St. Francis of Assisi) church.

    She also volunteered at helping hands of Masontown, and the community dinners.

    Peg’s was a “life well lived.” Please perform a simple act of kindness, volunteer, or join a local organization in her memory in lieu of flowers.

    Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., on Tuesday August 7, 2018, 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels PA, 15320, (724)966-5100 from 2-8pm, and on Wednesday from 9:00 to 10:15am when a prayer service will be held at the funeral home followed by a mass at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Masontown at 11:00am with Father William Berkey, celebrant.

    Interment will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery, Masontown.


Christina Marie Knestrick

Christina Marie Knestrick, age 60, of Nemacolin, PA. died Wednesday July 25, 2018 in her home after an 8 month struggle with cancer.

    Christina was born April 28, 1958 in Brownsville, PA., the daughter of the late Ralph (J.R.) and Rose Marie Ross Visnesky.

    On October 29, 1976, Tina married Harvey J. Knestrick who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters; Jennifer Leichter (Doug), of Carmichaels, and Amber Snyder (Timothy), of Scottdale; 6 grandchildren, Katelyn Leichter, Andy Leichter, Abby Snyder, Emily Snyder, Lucas Leichter, and Lilly Snyder; and a sister, Angela Visnesky (Dan McNeil), of Nemacolin.

    Mrs. Knestrick was treasurer of Nemacolin Inc., had worked at the Masontown Trophy Shop for several years, and served a term as Cumberland Twp. Tax collector.

    She was an active member of the Nemacolin Volunteer Fire Dept., and a fan of the New England Patriots.

    She loved her little dog Brady.

    Family and friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels PA., (724)966-5100 on Thursday July 26, 2018 from 3-5 and 7-9 pm, and Friday July 27, 2018 from 10-11am. A prayer service will be held at 11:00 am in the funeral home chapel with Reverend John M. Bauer officiating.

    Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg, PA.


    Joseph Francis Cunningham

Joseph Francis Cunningham, age 72, of Carmichaels, formerly of Powhatan, Ohio, died July 21, 2018 in his home.

    Mr. Cunningham was born October 28, 1945 in Waynesburg, the son of the late Charles and Margaret Delanski Cunningham.

    On January 14, 1977, Joseph married Shelba Resecker Cunningham who survives.

    Also surviving are 2 children; Joyce Cunningham of Clarksville, and Hillary Cunningham of Carmichaels; 4 grandchildren, Alaina Cobb, Aleah Cunningham, Gunner Walters, and Hunter Walters; and several brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews.

    Mr. Cunningham served his country in the U.S. Army with two tours in Vietnam.

    He worked in building construction until disabled. He loved to hunt, fish, and make wine from a variety of fruits and vegetables.

    Services are private under the direction of Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels PA., 15320 (724)966-5100.


Paul Thomas Keys

Paul Thomas Keys, age 80, of Carmichaels, PA, formerly of Grafton, W.V. died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family.

    Mr. Keys was born April 1, 1938 in Deemston, PA, the son of the late Otto E. and Cecelia Bodish Keys.

    On April 15, 1961, Tom married Rose Janet Darney Keys, who survives.

    Also surviving are 2 children; Jeffrey T. Keys (Sheila), of Chester, VA. And Sharon K. Peters (Ronnie Gobel), of Grafton W.V.; 3 beloved grandchildren; Lauren Trent (Mike), Tyler J. Keys, and Thomas W. Peters; 2 sisters, Patricia Clair and Ella Mae Davey, both of Fredericktown.

    In addition to his parents, a brother, David Keys and 2 brothers-in-law John Clair and Neil Davey, are deceased.

    Tom served his country in the U.S. Army on Okinawa during the Vietnam War.

    Mr. Keys was a retired CEO of First Community Bank of Grafton.

    He was a member of Masonic Lodge 237 in Beallsville, PA., The Lodge of Perfection, of Uniontown, The Pittsburgh Consistery Lodge, and the Shriners of Wheeling W.V., and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Fredericktown.

    Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels PA., 15320 (724)966-5100 on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 2-4 pm. The Carmichaels American Legion Post 400 will provide military rites at the funeral home at 4pm followed by a funeral service with Rev. Rebecca Dittenhafer, officiating.


    William Thomas Minnick

William Thomas Minnick, age 57, of Dilliner, PA, died July 7, 2018 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

    Mr. Minnick was born August 9, 1960 in Uniontown, PA the son of the late Leonard R. and Marion Rose Krepps Minnick.

    On November 11, 1995, William married Sherry Brown Minnick who survives. Also surviving are 5 children; William T. Minnick Perry, Cory N., Tyler A., Julie A. Minnick, and William M. Brown; a sister, Marsha Wolfe (David); a brother, Leonard E. Minnick (Georgette), and several nieces and nephews.

    A brother, Gary, is deceased.

    Mr. Minnick was a retired ironworker. He was also a former little league coach at Greensboro, and had coached the Bobtown Bulldogs football team.

    Friend will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels PA., 15320 (724)966-5100 on Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9pm, and Friday from 10-11am. The service will begin at 11:00 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Tim Tanner officiating. Interment will follow in Wolfe Cemetery, Dilliner PA.


    Charles Howard Sowden Jr.

Pastor Charles Howard Sowden Jr., 76 of Carmichaels, PA passed away at his home on July 6, 2018 with his loving family by his side. Charles had a great love for his family, friends and his church. He loved golfing, hunting and spending time with family and friends.

    Charles is survived by his wife of 33 years Beverly Kay Sowden, a son Charles Sowden III at home, daughters; Andrea (Wesley) Shaffer of Nemacolin, PA, Pamela (Matt) Fader of Myrtle Beach SC, Tamela Wise (Redd Phillips) of Carmichaels, Kimberly (Dave) Grayson of Crucible, and son Kenneth Davis (Dani) of Greensboro, along with several grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

    Charles was preceded in death by his parents; Charles Sr. and Hazel Rock Sowden, 4 sisters; Baby girl Sowden, Marylou Mcgalla, Shirley McCarty, and Karen Wise, and a grandson, Anthony Charles Riggleman Sr.

    Charles served in the United States Navy from 1960 to 1964 and 4 years in the reserves. He was employed by Duquesne Light for 31 years. Charles was the pastor at the First Baptist Church in Carmichaels.

    The family would like to thank the UPMC Montefiore doctors, nurses and aides. Also the family would like to send a special thank to Amedisys. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Baptist Church of Carmichaels in memory of Pastor Charles Sowden.

    Friends will be received on Monday July 9, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8pm in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels PA 15320 (724)966-5100, and Tuesday from 10-11am in the First Baptist Church of Carmichaels. The service will begin at 11am with pastors Gary Cubert, Juddy Hurst, and Roy Riggleman IV officiating.



Helen Harbarger    

Helen Harbarger, age 63, of Rices Landing, PA died July 4, 2018 in Waynesburg Health and Rehabilitation Center.

    Mrs. Harbarger was born August 27, 1954 in Waynesburg, the daughter of the late Carl A. and Aldine M. Anckrom Bane Sr.

    Helen is survived by 3 children; Heidi, Lane, and Leslie Harbarger; 9 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; a brother, Carl A. Bane Jr. (Patty), of Rices Landing; nieces and nephews.

    A sister, Leona Vrona, is deceased in addition to her parents.

    Services are private and provided by Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels PA (724)966-5100.

Jeffrey S. Denham

                Jeffrey S. Denham, age 61, of Carmichaels, died Saturday, June 30, 2018 in his home after a long illness.

                Mr. Denham was born March 8, 1957 in Danville, Kentucky, the son of Jerry Denham of Orlando, Florida, and Sue Antle Denham, of Danville, KY.

                Jeffrey is also survived by his wife, Victoria Jeffries Denham, 6 children; Fred Morecraft (Shannon), John Morecraft (Nichole), Sara Denham (David), all of Carmichaels, Gail Rudman (John), of Greensboro, Drew Denham (Dillane), of Avella, and Dada Jeff’s Baylie Brandenburg of Greensboro; 8 beloved grandchildren; DeLaney, Payton, Isabel, and Ophelia Morecraft, Lilly, Willow, and Dillon Rudman, and Dean Denham; 2 sisters, Jane Petrillo and Kim Meyer, and a brother, Christopher Denham, and several nieces and nephews.

                Mr. Denham’s grandmother, Jewel Antle, recently passed away at age 102.

                Jeffrey served his country in the U.S. Army in the 101st Airborne.

                He was a retired coal miner from the former Shannopin Mine at Bobtown, and a member of the U.M.W.A.

                Jeffrey coached little league baseball at Greensboro, Legion ball at Carmichaels, and Greene Co. league baseball.

                He was the voice of the Maples football team, and an avid Steelers and Kentucky Wildcats fan.

                Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc, 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels, PA 15320 (724)966-5100 on Friday July 6, 2018 from 2-5p.m. The funeral service will begin in the funeral home chapel at 5p.m. The American Legion Post 400 and U.S. Army will accord full military rites followed by a service the pastor David McElroy.

​    Donald Leonard Bowser

Donald Leonard Bowser, age 83 of Nemacolin, died Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 in his home.

    Donald was born October 12, 1934 in Greensboro PA., the son of the late George T. Bowser and Alberta (Ewart) Bowser of Nemacolin.

    On July 10, 1954 Donald married the true love of his life Patricia Ann (Smith) Bowser who died in 2012.

    Donald is survived by 9 children; Dawn (Suzy) Woolery, of Nemacolin, Donald “JR” Bowser, of Nemacolin, Jeanie Lafferty (Mike), of McClellandtown, Kathy Celli of Nemacolin, William “Bill” Bowser, of Nemacolin, Cindy Farrar of Morrow, Ohio, Charles “Chuck” Bowser (Linda) of Fredericktown, Patrick Bowser, of Rices Landing, Norma Bowser, of Carmichaels, 39 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren; brothers; Herman Bowser (Carol), Chuck Bowser (Mickey), and John Bowser, sisters; Helen Fox, Bern Embacher (August), Shirley Wilson (Jim), Joyce Baker-Cutwright (Richard); a special aunt; Betty Jean Morgan; and sister-in-law, Sally Bowser. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

    In addition to his wife and parents, Donald was predeceased by a son Daniel “Binky” Bowser, 5 grandchildren; Sara and Jason Lafferty, Joshua Celli, Wayne Bowser, and a grandchild in infancy; great-grandson Zachary Bowser, sister; Esther Clark, brothers; Daniel Bowser, George Bowser, Robert Bowser, and David Bowser.

    Friends will be received in the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels PA., 15320 (724)966-5100 on Saturday, June 30 from 6-8pm, Sunday 2-4 and 6-8pm, and Monday from 10-11am. Burial will follow in Laurel Point cemetery in Carmichaels.


John M. Whyel Sr.

John M. Whyel Sr., age 88, of Uniontown, formerly of Greensboro, PA died June 13, 2018 from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

    Mr. Whyel was born September 13, 1929 in Grays Landing PA, the son of the late Harold and Julia Cannon Whyel Sr.

    Mr. Whyel served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked as a truck driver, and retired from school bus driving for the Southeastern Greene School District.

    John was a member of the Teamsters Union, and the Greensboro-Monongahela Twp. Volunteer Fire Department.

    He enjoyed deer hunting, Nascar, and the Steelers.

    Mr. Whyel is survived by a son; David W. Whyel (Pam), of Carmichaels; a granddaughter, Heather Voithofer, and 2 great grandchildren; Morgan and Hunter Voithofer, a brother, Clyde Whyel (Joan), of Vacaville, CA, and a sister, Carol Serenari, of Elyria, OH; and a sister-in-law, Betty Whyel, of Point Marion, PA, and many nieces and nephews.

    Deceased in addition to his parents is his wife, Earla J. DeBolt Whyel, a son, John Whyel Jr., and 2 brothers; Harold Jr. and Kenneth Whyel.

    Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels PA 15320 (724)966-5100, on Monday June 18, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8pm. The Carmichaels American Legion will provide military rites at 7:00pm in the funeral home.


Evelyn D. Maurin

    Evelyn D. Maurin, age 92, of Rices Landing, died June 7, 2018 in her home.

    Mrs. Maurin was born December 23, 1925 in Rices Landing, PA., the daughter of the late Edward and Anna Tuckish Varesko.

    On September 28, 1946, Evelyn married Raymond Maurin.

    Evelyn is survived by 2 daughters; Maxine Grayson (Larry), of Coraopolis, PA., and Elaine Zalar (Tony), of Carmichaels, and a son, Edward Maurin (Carol), of Carmichaels, 4 grandchildren; Douglas Maurin (Ladana), David Grayson (Kim), Jennifer Grayson, Mark Zalar, 2 great grandchildren, Justin Maurin, and Kaysee Lukacs, 6 great grandchildren, Deryk Grayson, Zander Maurin, Elliana, Bentley, Tolbert, and Avery Lukacs, 2 sisters; Ruth Zavora and Dolores Hughes, and many nieces and nephews.

    Deceased are 4 sisters; Julia Coles, Anna Wolfe, Lucy Tuckish, and Alice Zavora, eleven brothers; Joseph, Paul, Edward, Louis, Andrew, John, Rudolph, William, Robert, Charles Varesko, and Michaels Michlik.

    Evelyn was a life long member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, of Crucible.

    She was employed as a secretary for 22 years by the Long Insurance Agency of Carmichaels.

    She came from a long line of excellent family bakers and cooks, and enjoyed preparing meals for family gatherings.

    Evelyn was a loyal Pirate fan thru thick and thin seasons.

    Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels PA. 15320, (724)966-5100 on Sunday, June 10 2018 from 6 to 8 pm, Monday 2-4 and 6-8 pm, and Tuesday from 9:30-10:30am when prayers will be said at the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s of Crucible with Reverend John M. Bauer, celebrant.

    Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

    A special thank you to sisters Ruth and Dolores, and niece Patty for the wonderful care they gave Eveyln.


    

Robert H. Phillips

  
 Robert H. Phillips, age 74, of Carmichaels passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018 with his family by his side.

    Although he battled M.S. for 38 years, he always had a smile on his face and never complained. Bob was a man of great faith.

    He was a coal miner and former Superintendent of the Blackville (WV) No. 1 mine. Mr. Phillips retired from Consol Corp. as supervisor of Industrial Employee Relations at Humphrey and Arkwright mines.

    He was a member of St. Hugh R.C. Church, Carmichaels, where he served on the Parish Council, as a lector, and an usher. Bob was also a member of the Knights of Columbus J.F.K. Lodge 3569, Carmichaels where he was a Fourth Degree Knight. He also served on the Flenniken Library Board.

    He was born October 25, 1943 in Waynesburg, the son of the late Vernon and June Pratt Phillips.

    On February 16, 1963, he married the love of his life, Bonnie Jo (Buday) Phillips who survives. He is also survived by his daughter, Robin Emerson and husband Mark, a grandson, the love of his life, Matthew Robert Emerson, a sister-in-law, Cindy Buday Roberts and he husband Bret, a sister, Dianne Nicholson (Ralph), and four brothers; Richard O. Phillips, David Phillips (Diane), George Phillips, and Timothy Phillips (Pam), and many nieces and nephews.

    In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by an infant brother, Vernon Randall, a brother, Gary (Henry) Phillips, and his in-laws, Joseph and Lucy Buday.

    Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels PA, 15320 (724)966-5100 on Sunday from 5 to 8pm, and on Monday from 9:30 to 10:30am when prayers will be said in the funeral home chapel followed by a mass at 11am in St. Hugh Church, Carmichaels with Reverend John M. Bauer, celebrant.

    Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg PA.

    In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or Geibel Catholic High School in Connellsville PA.

David L. Wise Sr.

    David L. Wise Sr., age 73, of Greensboro, PA. died May 29, 2018 in his home.

    
Mr. Wise was born May 14, 1945 in Waynesburg, PA., the son of the late Burns W and Goldie Morris Wise.

    David is survived by 4 children; Paula Wise Haddock (Tommy), of Panama City, FL, Jennifer Wise Samek (Jeff), of Mapletown, PA., David L Wise Jr., (Christine), of Bobtown, PA., and Shelby Wise, of Morgantown W.V., 13 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, and several great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

    Deceased in addition to his parents are his wife, Karen Sowden Wise, a brother, William Burns Wise; 2 sisters, Sylvia Loueva Wise and Ruby Casseday, and in-laws, Charles and Hazel Sowden.

    Mr. Wise served as Greene Township supervisor for over 20 years.

    David was a member of the First Baptist Church of Carmichaels, and the Greensboro-Monongahela Township Volunteer Fire Dept. He enjoyed hunting, and fishing.

David was an avid Steelers and Mountaineers fan.

    Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels PA, 15320 (724)966-5100 on Friday from 1 to 3pm and 5 to 7pm, and Saturday 10 – 11 AM with the service beginning at 11am in the funeral home chapel with the Reverend Charles Sowden, officiating.

Harold Ronnie Weaver
  
  Harold Ronnie Weaver, age 78, of Greensboro, PA. died Sunday May 27, 2018 in the Mt. Macrina nursing home, Uniontown PA.

    Mr. Weaver was born September 22, 1939 in Paisley, Greene County PA., the son of the late Jess Weaver and Dorothy Barnhart Weaver.

    On October 14, 1962 Ronnie married Nancy Foote Ocker Weaver who survives.

    Also surviving are 3 children; Jacob Ocker (Jennifer), Carol Brown (Roger/Rocky), Jonathan Ocker; a former daughter-in-law, Peggy Ocker; 2 sisters; Sarah (Sally) Boal (Edward), and Dorothy (Dodie) Wally; a sister-in-law, Jane Weaver; 10 grandchildren; Jason, Gracie M, Amber, Christine, and Nancy Ocker, Amy Hunyady, Jessica Humble, Samantha Johnson, Sarah and Christian Brown, 6 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

    Deceased in addition to his parents is a daughter, Linda Ocker, 3 brothers; Jesse (Kenny), Orin (Sonny), and Harry Weaver, and a great grandson, Danny J. Humble.

    Ron served his country in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962 in France and Holland. He retired as head of the maintenance department in Southeast Greene School District.

    Ron enjoyed yard sales, flea markets and Ran Weaver’s Antiques for 30 years.

    Friends will be received on Thursday May 31, 2018 from 4 to 8 in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels PA 15320 (724)966-5100, and Friday from 10 to 11 am. The funeral service will begin at 11am in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Frank Vucic officiating.

    Interment will follow in Monongahela Hill Cemetery, Greensboro PA. American Legion Post 400, Carmichaels will accord military rites with the U.S. Army.



    Thelma Kathryn McDermott Thomas

Thelma Kathryn McDermott Thomas, age 92, of Moraga, California, formerly of Rices Landing, PA., died May 9, 2018.

    Mrs. Thomas was born March 13, 1926 in Rices Landing, the daughter of the late Phillip and Sadie A. Hathaway McDermott.

    Thelma was a homemaker. She lived in California for the past 50 years, and spent some time in Vicksburg, Miss. Prior to moving west.

    Mrs. Thomas is survived by a son, Gregory Thomas (Macy), of Moraga CA., and 2 grandchildren, Danielle and Nicole Thomas.

    Deceased in addition to her parents are her husband, John W. Thomas, and a daughter, Pamela.

    Private services will be held on Tuesday. Interment will be in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg, PA.

    Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., is in charge of arrangements.

    Barbara Ann Dillow

Barbara Ann Dillow, age 75, of Nemacolin, died of cancer on May 2, 2018 in W.H.S./Washington Hospital, Washington PA.

    Mrs. Dillow was born May 29, 1942 in Masontown PA., the daughter of the late Catherine Cindric Duffy.

    On March 21, 1964, Barbara married Donald F. Dillow Sr. who died in 2006.

    Mrs. Dillow was a member of Our Lady of Consolation Church in Nemacolin.

    She loved gardening, polka music, and spending time with her family.

    Mrs. Dillow is survived by 4 children; Donald Jr., David Sr., Daniel, and Denise Dillow, all of Nemacolin, 4 grandchildren; David Dillow Jr., Kaitlin Hardy (Josh), Danielle Dillow, and Dawn Berg, six great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews; 2 sisters, Mary Katherine Barrett and Elizabeth (Betty) Elek (George).

    Deceased in addition to her mother and husband are a granddaughter; Ashley Dillow, 4 brothers; William (Bill), John, Donald, and Robert Duffy, and a brother-in-law, Delbert Barrett.

    Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels PA., 15320 on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 6-8pm, and on Sunday, May 6, from 2-4 and 6-8pm, and Monday, May 7, from 9:00 to 10:30am when a prayer service will be held at the funeral home followed by a funeral mass at St. Hugh Church, Carmichaels at 11am

    Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels.


Harriett Ilene Chanaki    

Harriett Ilene Chanaki, age 86, of Alicia, PA. died April 30, 2018 in the Waynesburg Health and Rehab Center after a long illness.

    Mrs. Chanaki was born in Flatwoods, Fayette County, on March 15, 1932, the daughter of the late William A. and Emma Irene Fletcher Greene.

    Mrs. Chanaki worked at the former Honsaker Foodland in Carmichaels until retirement.

    She was a member of the former Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, of Greensboro.

    Ilene is survived by 2 children; Vincent Gregory Chanaki, of Fairmont W.V., and Tracey Renee Chanaki Corso (Tony), of Masontown; 5 grandchildren, Amber Chanaki, Anthony Corso, Justin Corso (Jamie), Benjamin Corso (Tiffany), and Travis Corso (Kristin); 4 great grandchildren, MaKenna Corso, Callahan Corso, Greyson Corso, and Lukas Corso.

    Deceased in addition to her parents is her husband, Vincent J. Chanaki Jr., a grandson, Joshua Gregory Chanaki; 4 brothers, Robert, William, James, and Richard Greene; and 2 sisters, Thelma Louise L. Hudson, and Shirley Gale Stark.

    Services are private under the direction of Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels PA. 15320 (724)966-5100.

Robert J. Makcen    

Robert J. Makcen, age 75, of Clarksville, PA. died April 28, 2018 in his home.

    Mr. Makcen was born September 12, 1942 in Waynesburg, PA., the son of the late William and Catherine Vadock Makcen.

    Mr. Makcen was a retired miner from the former Clyde Mine at Fredericktown.

    Robert was a member of St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church of Clarksville.

    He was a member of the U.M.W.A., and a volunteer fireman with the Clarksville Volunteer Fire Department for many years.

    Mr. Makcen is survived by 2 brothers; John Makcen (Beverly), of Willowick Ohio, and Thomas Makcen (Maxine/Mickey), of Carmichaels, and a sister, Catherine Kasperski, of Mentor, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.

    Deceased in addition to his parents is his wife, Donna Moon Makcen, 2 sisters, Helen Cieslinski, and Sylvia Burich, and 2 brothers, George Makcen and William Makcen Jr.

    Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral mass at 10am May 3, 2018 in St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church in Clarksville with Reverend Francis Frazer, celebrant.

    Interment will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park, Briar Hill PA. Arrangements are entrusted to Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels PA 15320 (724)966-5100. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.


Betty Rogene Forgen

Betty Rogene Forgen, age 89, of Carmichaels, died April 23, 2018 in Washington Health System Washington.

                Mrs. Forgen was born January 10, 1929 in McClellandtown PA. to Cuthbert and Ethel Linderman Shipley.

                On March 5, 1947, Betty married Chester Forgen who is deceased.

                Mrs. Forgen is survived by 2 daughters; Brenda Parker, of Staunton, VA., and Ethel Bedosky (John) of Carmichaels, and 2 sons; Peter Forgen (Mary), of Carmichaels, and Michael Forgen (Rhonda), of Smithfield; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Margaret E. Ryeczek and Idell Brooks.

                Four sons are deceased; Clinton, Chester, Ronald, and Roy Lee Forgen, and four brothers; Vincent, Clinton, Wayne, and Norman.

                5 sister are deceased; Evelyn H. Lambert, Loretta M. Fisher, Alvena D. Budia, Rosella . McKenzie, and Bertella Thacker.

                Mrs. Forgen was a member and former deacon of the McClellandtown Presbyterian Church. She taught Sunday school for 39 years.

                She enjoyed puzzles and western movies.

                Friends will be received on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8pm, and Saturday from 10-11am. The service will begin at 11:05am with Rev Lee McDermott, officiating.

                Burial will follow in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown.

                In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to McClellandtown Presbyterian church, 292 Springer Road, McClellandtown PA 15458.

Charles M. Walker Jr.

Charles M. Walker Jr. (Bud), age 78, of Nemacolin, PA. died Monday, April 23, 2018, in Rolling Meadows Nursing Care, Waynesburg.

                Mr. Walker was born March 7, 1940 in Carmichaels, the son of the late Charles M. and Annie Sloneker Walker.

                On September 6, 1962, Bud married Marla Gency Walker who survives.

                Also surviving are 3 sons, Charles M. Walker III (Liz), of Carmichaels, Eugene Scott Walker, John Thomas Walker; and a daughter Krisann Marie Walker Tackett, all of Nemacolin; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; a sister Annetta Kiger (Donald), of Carmichaels.

                Two brothers are deceased; Donald (Mouse) Walker, and William (Bill) Walker.

                Mr. Walker served his country in the U.S. Army in the 1960’s.

                He worked at the former Ferek’s Atlantic Station as a mechanic, and retired as a bus driver for First Student in the Carmichaels Area School District.

                Mr. Walker enjoyed putting in a garden, and repairing cars.

                He was a member of American Legion Post 400, Carmichaels.

                Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels, PA. 15320 (724-966-5100) on Thursday April 26, 2018 from 6-8pm and on Friday from 10-11am. The service will begin at 11:05am.

                Full military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 400, and the U.S. Army. Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg.

    Richard J. Kalist

Richard J. Kalist, age 76, of Waynesburg, formerly of Carmichaels, died April 6, 2018 in Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was an Emerald Mine retiree.

    Services are private, and entrusted to Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels PA.

Harold Gregg Stephens Jr.

Harold Gregg Stephens Jr., age 66, of Carmichaels, PA died Saturday, March 31, 2018 in his home after a long illness.

                Mr. Stephens was born May 31, 1951, in Waynesburg PA, the son of Laura Mae Lemons Stephens, and the late Harold G. Stephens Sr.

                Harold is survived by his mother; a brother, Homer James Stephens Sr. (Lucille), of Carmichales; 2 nephews, a niece, and a great niece.

                He attended Greene Valley Presbyterian Church, of Carmichaels.

                Harold mowed Lawns in Carmichaels until his health declined.

                He loved to hunt and fish.

                Services are private and entrusted Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels PA  15320 (724)966-5100 Paul M. Lesako, Supervisor/Funeral Director, Robert T. Lippencott, Funeral Director.

Sherry Deana Wright


Sherry Deana Wright, age 71, of Chicago, Illinois, passed away on November 7, 2017. She was 71.

                Sherry was born and raised in Carmichaels. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in journalism. She moved to New York City accepting a job with McGraw-Hill publishing. She was a member of SAG (Screen Actors Guild) and had numerous small roles on T.V. and in film – including General Hospital and Ghostbusters.

                She married John Kearny who survives. Upon her retirement, she moved to Chicago to care for her mother.

                Sherry is survived by her cousins Sharon Smith (Lou) Rodavich and Shelley Smith (Bob) Bozzuto and their families.

                She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Miles and Alwina Rostowick, her aunt Marion and Uncle Smitty (J. Clarence) Smith, and her parents Alice Wright and Patrick Wright.

                                Services are private and entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels PA 15320 (724)966-5100.


Hilda E. Huey


Hilda E. Huey, age 84, of Carmichaels, PA, died March 21, 2018 in Evergreen Care, Waynesburg PA.

                Mrs. Huey was born July 3, 1933, the daughter of the late Millard and Georgia Morris Stockdale.

                Hilda is survived by 2 children; Doreen Rice, of Jackson, Michigan, and John C. Huey Jr., of Carmichaels PA; a brother, George Stockdale, of Sun City, Arizona, and sisters, Juanita Broadwater, of Waynesburg and Patricia Faux, of Imperial, PA; and 2 grandchildren, Lauren M. and Donald C. Huey.

                Her husband, John C. Huey Sr., and 3 brothers, Neil, Robert, and Stanley C. Stockdale are deceased as well as a sister, Sandra.

                Hilda worked as a caregiver for disabled children for years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, of Carmichaels. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, and gardening.

                Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels PA 15320 (724)966-5100 Paul M. Lesako, Supervisor, Robert T. Lippencott, Funeral Director, on Sunday March 25, 2018 from 6-8pm, and from 10-11am Monday. The funeral service will begin at 11am. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park.

                

Donald Thomas Harper


Donald Thomas Harper, age 70, of Mt. Morris, PA died Friday, March 16, 2018 in his home.

                Mr. Harper was born Oct 14, 1947 in Thomas, W.V., the son of the late Denver and Margaret Pase Harper.

                Mr. Harper served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was awarded a purple heart medal, combat infantry badge, and a sharpshooter badge.

                He is survived by a daughter; Kelli Hamman (John), of Williamsburg, VA; 2 brothers, Daniel and Mark Harper; and a sister, Brenda Beaulieu.

                Services are private provided by Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels PA 15320 (724)966-5100.               

David Hamilton (Goose) Guesman

David Hamilton (Goose) Guesman, age 56, of Carmichaels, PA died March 20, 2018 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

                Mr. Guesman was born April 10, 1961 in Waynesburg, PA., the son of the late Earl L. and Maisie Guesman. He was a former member of the Greene Co. Citizens Club, Nemacolin.

                He is survived by 2 brothers, Thomas R. Guesman, of Fredericksburg, VA., and Samuel F. Guesman, of Nemacolin; a nephew, Earl Guesman, and a niece, Hannah Guesman.

                A nephew, Michael Guesman, is deceased,

                Services are private under the direction of Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels PA 15320 (724)966-5100.

    Paul J. Kron

                   Paul J. Kron, age 55, of Carmichaels, Pa died Saturday, March 17, 2018 of a heart attack while working at the Meadows Casino.
    Mr. Kron was born December 20, 1962 in Pittsburgh Pa, the son of the late James A. and Norma M. Schmitt Kron Jr.
    Paul is survived by 2 children; Thomas J. Walters (Keri), of Carmichaels and Michelle L. Wise (Michel Todd), of Hundred, W.V.; 3 grandchildren, Ellie Wise, Landen T. and Kolten J Walters; 2 sisters, Maureen Donaldson (Stephen), of Pittsburgh and Pamela Slaby (Ralph), of Bethel Park; 4 nephews, Stephen and Zachary Donaldson (Chelsea), and Matthew and Eric Slaby; and a niece, Megan Donaldson.
    Paul’s wife, Kim, died April 18, 2016.
    Mr. Kron was a chef and Team Leader of the Carvery Dept at the Meadows Casino.
    He attended the Greene Valley Presbyterian Church, Carmichaels, and was a member of the American Legion Post 400 Auxiliary.
    In his spare time he enjoyed his family, decorating and the Penguins.
    Friends will be received on Wednesday March 21, 2018 in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels, PA 15320 (724-966-5100) from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, and Thursday from 12 to 1:00 pm. The funeral service will begin at 1:00pm with Rev. Keith Larson, officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels.

Joseph W. Stiles    

Joseph W. Stiles, age 67, of Rices Landing, PA died Monday March 12, 2018 in Presbyterian Senior Care, Washington, Pa.

    Mr. Stiles was born September 17, 1950 in Waynesburg, PA., the son of the late Joseph W. and Betty Marie Yoders Stiles Sr.

    He served his country in the U.S. Navy in the 1960’s, and retired as a truck driver.

    Mr. Stiles was a member of the American Legion Post 816 and the First United Methodist Church, both of Rices Landing.

    Joe is survived by 4 siblings; Mary Baker (Ron), of Pittsburgh, Harriet Kay Donahou (Bill), Euless Texas, Donna Lehman (Jeff), Carmichaels, Miki Jo Stiles (Tim Deal), Rices Landing, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

    A brother, Harry Stiles, is deceased.

    Services are private by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels PA., 15320 (724-966-5100).


    Rose Mary Galloway

Rose Mary Galloway, age 53, of Carmichaels died March 7, 2018 in her home after a three-month illness with cancer.

    Ms. Galloway was born February 9, 1965 in Waynesburg, PA, the daughter of the late Julian Galloway and Anna Elizabeth Durbin Galloway, who survives.

    Also surviving are 9 siblings; Darryl Galloway (Cindy), Leona Cains (Michael), David Galloway (Bonnie), Donna D. Ringer, Julian A. Galloway, Gerald R. Galloway, Ernest Galloway (Debbie), Jane Ann Galloway, and Lisa Sue Childs (Jesse).

    A brother, Roy Lee Galloway is deceased.

    Rose Mary was a graduate of Jefferson Morgan High school. She enjoyed playing bingo.

    Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels PA 15320 on Friday March 9, 2018 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. The funeral service will begin at 7:00pm with Pastor Jim Lewis officiating.


Charles William (Bill) Hart

    Charles William (Bill) Hart, age 90, of Dilliner, Pa., formerly of Delmont, Pa. died March 2, 2018 in Waynesburg, Pa. Healthcare.

    Mr. Hart was born October 27, 1927 in Carmichaels, Pa., a son of the late John Talmadge and Helen Guess Hart.

    He is survived by his son, John A. Hart (Kelli), of Waynesburg, two stepdaughters, Karen Bradmon (Charles), of Carmichaels, and Joyce Drew (Gary), of Greensboro; one grandson, Joel Morris (Becky), and 4 step grandchildren; Michael Bradmon (Leanne), Dana Swensen (Mikael), Ashley Golden, and Christopher Drew; 3 step great grandchildren, Dakota and Levi Bradmon, and Brooklyn Golden; a great great grandson, Hunter Morris; a brother-in-law, William Whipkey; a sister-in-law, Cheryl Hart, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

    Deceased in addition to his parents is his first wife and the love of his life, Jacqueline Park Hart (died 1981), and second wife, Gloria Townsend Zuzik Hart (died 2013); and siblings, Robert Russell, Franklin, James E. Hart, and Martha Whipkey.

    Mr. Hart was a graduate of Cumberland Twp. High School in 1945.

    He served his country in the U.S. Army in the Korean War, and was a member of the “Old Guard” who guarded President Truman and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

    Bill was a member of the First Christian Church in Carmichaels, and sang in the choir.

    He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a former member of the Carmichaels and Delmont Volunteer Fire Department where he was Assistant Chief.

    He worked for many years for Consolidated Natural Gas Co. at Delmont.

    He enjoyed travelling in his Coachman Camper and attending rallies exhibiting old engines and tractors.

    Friends will be received on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 to 11:00 a.m. in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor, Robert Lippencott, Funeral Director.

    The Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 with the Reverends Reagan Fike and Bob Mooney officiating.

    Full Military Honors will be accorded at Greene Co. Memorial Park, Waynesburg by the Carmichaels American Legion Post 400 Honor Guard.


Alice Lipar Mitzen    

Alice Lipar Mitzen, age 59, of Waynesburg, PA died February 28, 2018 in the Donnell House, Washington Pa.

    Mrs. Mitzen was born January 30, 1959 in Calbayog City, the Philippines the daughter of the late Filipe and Pastora Lipar Bretenia.

    On March 21, 1986, Alice married James B. Mitzen who survives. Also surviving are 3 children; James B. Mitzen Jr., Nelson P. Mitzen, and Ashley L. Mitzen, all of Waynesburg, PA; 4 grandchildren, Nariah Marley, Jayda Marley, Bently Schaum, and Aliyah Schaum, and several sisters and brothers, nieces and nephews residing in the U.S.A. and the Philippines.

    Mrs. Mitzen was a cook for the Central Greene school district until her illness.

    In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, playing bingo, and going to the casino.

    Private arrangements are under the care for the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels PA 15320 (724)966-5100.


Percy Day Teagarden    

Percy Day Teagarden, age 65, of Clarksville, died February 23, 2018 in Clarksville.

    Mr. Teagarden was born May 20, 1952 in Waynesburg, the son of the late Percy and Mary Elizabeth Dolansky.

    Percy is survived by 2 sisters; Catherine Herrod, of Clarksville and Alice Butler, of Crucible; 3 nephews, Percy Carr, Jonathan Butler, and Jackson Gorda; 5 nieces, Renda Butler, Cathy and Annabelle Owens, Morgan Henderson, and Taylor Gorda; and several cousins.

    Deceased in addition to his parents is his wife, Rachel Diluca Teagarden, and a sister, Mary Carr.

    Services are private, and provided by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, Carmichaels Pa 15320 (724)966-5100.


Genevieve Krcelich

    Genevieve Krcelich, age 92, of Isabella, Pa. died Friday, February 16, 2018 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.V.

    Mrs. Krcelich was born July 29, 1925 in Isabella, the daughter of the late Frank and Lizbeth Skoda.

    Genevieve worked for 38 years for the late Dr. Robert Swinker in Brownsville.

    She was a Roman Catholic.

    Mrs. Krcelich is survived by her son, Joe Krcelich and wife, Joyce, of Carmichaels; a grandson, Lil’ Joe Krcelich; a sister, Lucille Eicher.  Several nieces and nephews survive.

    Deceased in addition to her parents are her husband, Joseph Krcelich; 5 siblings, Joseph Skoda, John Skoda, Mary Skoda, Frankie Skoda, and Annie Rura.

    Services are private.

    Interment in LaFayette Memorial Park, Briar Hill, Pa.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of your choice.

   Paul M.  Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor is in charge of arrangements.

Mary H. Metcalf
    
Mary H. Metcalf, age 62, of Dunbar died Sunday February 11, 2018 in her home.

    Mrs. Metcalf was born July 24, 1955 in Uniontown, PA, the daughter of the late Aloysius and Norma Kubina Batya.

    Mary is survived by 4 children; Barry Radolec, of Connellsville, PA, Robert Radolec (Rachelle), of Bluffton, S.C., Crystal Linko (Jeff), of Uniontown, Nancy Radolec, of Fairchance; 2 stepchildren, Jacki Metcalf, of Nemacolin, and Brandy Shreve (Justin), of Carnegie, PA; 9 grand-children, Madison, Mason, Leksi, and Coleton Radolec, Aleksa Campbell, Cameron Sabula, Isaiah Yoders, Malaya Shreve, and Aiden Henderson; 4 brothers, Al, Danny (Anna), Michael, and Johnny Batya, and a sister; Barbara Christopher (Chris).

    Mary was a member of St. Mary Nativity Roman Catholic Church in Uniontown.

    Friends and family will be received Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 2 to 4 pm. A blessing service will be held at 4:00pm in the funeral home chapel with father Peter Peretti officiating.

    I lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels, PA 15320 (724)966-5100


Carolyn Phillips    

Carolyn Phillips, age 21, of Waynesburg, died February 2, 2018 in Washington Hospital, Washington PA of natural causes.

    Carolynn was born August 16, 1996 in Morgantown, W.V., the daughter of Ronald M. and Kathryn Warnick Phillips, of Waynesburg.

    Also surviving is her son, Jacob Phillips, grandmothers, Brenda Phillips and Betty Warnick, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

    Her grandfathers, Vernon Phillips and Donald Yeager are deceased.

    Carolynn enjoyed raising her beloved son, Jacob, going out with her friends, and fishing local streams.

    Services are private under the direction of Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels Pa. 15320 724-966-5100.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.


    Rose Marie Pratt

Rose Marie Pratt, age 63, of Carmichaels died Friday, January 26, 2018 in her home.

    Mrs. Pratt was born January 2, 1955 in Florida, the daughter of the late Frank and Mary O’Neill Rogozinsky.

    On October 2, 1982, Rose Marie married Terry Lee Pratt who survives.

    Also surviving are a son, Carl Lee Pratt, and 2 siblings, Randy and John Rogozinsky (Megan), and several nieces and nephews.

    A son, Todd Lee Pratt is deceased.

    She enjoyed playing video games with her family.

    There are no services. Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.


    Stanley Kuzlinski

Stanley Kuzlinski, age 93, of Rices Landing, PA., died Monday, January 15, 2018 in Morgantown W.V. Health and Rehabilitation Center.

    Mr. Kuzlinski was born May 28, 1924 in Arnold City, PA., the son of the late Mike and Katherine Kuzlinski.

    His wife Julia Juracko Kuzlinski died in 2017.

    Mr. Kuzlinski was a decorated U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He served as a squad leader in Co. L 157th infantry in Italy, France and Germany where he earned his combat infantry badge, four battle starts, and a purple heart for wounds suffered in France August 27, 1944.

    After the war, Stanley worked as a miner at Gateway Mine. He was a proud member of the U.M.W.A.

    He is survived by a son, Rudy Juracko (Wilma), of Mt. Morris and several grandchildren.

    Two brothers and three sisters are deceased.

    Private funeral services with full military honors will be accorded at a later date by the American Legion Post 400 of Carmichaels and the U.S. Army at Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg. Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.


    Cecil J. Metcalf

Cecil J. Metcalf, age 94, of Carmichaels, died Sunday, January 14th, 2018 in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg, Pa.

    Mr. Metcalf was born November 23, 1923 in Mt. Clair W.V., the son of the late Cecil D. and Pansy Van Fossen Metcalf.

    Mr. Metcalf was married to Mary Jane Pokorny Metcalf for 58 years until her death in 2005.

    Cecil is survived by 2 children; Carolyn McIntire (Ed), of Carmichaels and Laura Jelinek (James), of Chicago, Ill., 6 grandchildren; Kathy Cyr (Brent), of Carmichaels, Traci Doman of Johnstown, Pa, Jaine Jelinek, of Chicago, Tara Donai (Jeremy) Morgantown W.V., Brian Metcalf (Rachel) of Greensboro Pa, and Melissa Cramer (Craig) of Myerstown Pa.; 5 great grandchildren, Chelsea Wood (Andrew), Devan Doman, Addison Donai, Jeremy Donai, and Connor Cramer, and a daughter-in-law, C.D. Metcalf of Greensboro Pa.

    Deceased in addition to his wife and parents are his son, Dennis Metcalf, and 5 siblings, Dorothy Black, Maxine Kovach, Charles, Walter, and Leslie Metcalf.

    Mr. Metcalf served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific. He worked for the Duquesne Light Co. mine at Greensboro for 47 years. Cecil was a proud member of the U.M.W.A. and served as secretary-treasurer of district 4 from 1968-1973.

    Mr. Metcalf also served as chairman of the Board of the Centerville Clinics for several years.

He attended St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church, of Carmichaels.

    In his spare time, Cecil put in a large garden and loved to share it with his neighbors and friends.

    Family and friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc, 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako, Supervisor, Robert T. Lippencott, F.D. on Wednesday January 17, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8pm, and on Thursday from 9:30 until 10:30 am the time of a prayer service at the funeral home followed by Mass at 11: 00am at St. Hugh Church, Carmichaels with Rev. John Bauer celebrant. Entombment will follow in Greene Co. Memorial Park with full military rites accorded by American Legion Post 400 and the U.S. Navy.

    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans at DAV.org. or the Flenniken Public Library, 107 East George St., Carmichaels, Pa 15320.


Edward M. Zalar Jr.

    Edward M. Zalar Jr., age 74, of Carmichaels, Pa. died December 29, 2017 at his home.

    Mr. Zalar was born on March 28, 1943 in Rices Landing, the son of the late Edward M. and Gladys Zupancic Zalar, Sr.  His wife Lynda Routzman Zalar is also deceased.

    Mr. Zalar worked as a barber in the Pentagon when he was a young man.  He later worked as a coal miner and foreman at the Dilworth Mine at Rices Landing until retirement.

    He was a member of the Carmichaels Moose and the Jessop Boat Club.

    Ed loved to ride horses, two of his favorites were Jasmine and Big Mama.  We would be remiss not to mention his dogs, Fred and Chip.

    Mr. Zalar is survived by 2 sons; James Edward Zalar (Doreen), and Robert J. Zalar (Marla J.), both of Carmichaels, and a daughter, Debbie Beatty-Vogt (Jeremy), of Front Royal, Va.; six grandchildren, Matthew and Jenna Beatty, Ryan and Sophia Zalar, and Carissa and Zachary Zalar; and 4 siblings; James E. Zalar (Paula), of Carmichaels, Linda Krajnak (John), of Carmichaels, Patricia Malhiot (Kirk), of Livermore, Ca., and Jacqueline Chueng (Tom), of Redword City, Ca., several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

    At Mr. Zalar’s request services are private.  
    Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels is in charge of arrangements.  

    Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor.