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Paul M. Lesako, Supervisor/Funeral Director



Windora Lorene Rochison

Windora Lorene Rochison, age 90, of Greensboro and Carmichaels Arbors died Saturday, April 3, 2021 in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg.

    Windora was born December 28, 1930 in Clarksburg, WV, the daughter of the late Rev. William C. and Flora M. Titchnell May.

    On June 2, 1951, Windora married Vincent J. Rochison in Clarksburg. Vincent passed away in 1978. Also deceased are a brother, William May Jr., a sister, Velma I. Butcher, and a nephew, Jody Butcher.

    Mrs. Rochison is survived by a sister, Karen S. Fox (Robert F.), of Greensboro, and a brother,  Jeffrey A. May (Elizabeth), of Morgantown, WV, and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Windora retired from the former Hills Department Store in Morgantown. She Also worked in the American Red Cross GrandParents program.

    She loved flea markets and jewelry collecting.

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




Shaun J. Smitley


Shaun J. Smitley, age 38, of Carmichaels died March 22, 2021 in his home. He struggled for many years with drug addiction. Mercy on all families that struggle and suffer with them.

    Shaun was born June 10, 1982, the son of the late Ronald (Jake) Smitley and Eve Prodan Smitley, of Carmichaels.

    He was a graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School, class of 2000, and graduated from Culinary School in Pittsburgh. He worked at several local restaurants in the area. He enjoyed fishing with his cousin and friend Grant Prodan.

    Shaun is survived by his sister, Rachelle Katruska (Joey), of Clarksville, a stepbrother and sister; Russell (R.J.) and Jocelyn Kramer, Aunts and Uncles, Don and Brenda Prodan and Connie and Bob Nyswaner, grandmother, Patricia Hammercheck, nieces and nephews, Jillian, Joelle, Jacob Katruska, and cousins.

    A celebration of Shaun’s life 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. 

Betty Rockwell

    Betty Vaun Rockwell, age 94, of Jefferson died Friday, March 19, 2021 in her home.

    Mrs. Rockwell was born June 17, 1926 near Carmichaels, the daughter of the late Ewing and Cecil Knight Areford. She was married to the late Clyde Rockwell.

    Mrs. Rockwell is survived by 3 children; Kenneth Rockwell (Vivian), of Greensboro, Norman Rockwell, of Jefferson, and Kathleen Haines (Donald), of Jefferson, 11 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.

    Deceased in addition to her parents and husband are 11 siblings; Dorothy Headlee, Sarah Boone, Leatha Vernon, Daniel, Ewing Jr., Dale, Jim, Frank, Bill, Walker, and Sam Areford, and a great-granddaughter, Christina Rockwell.

    Betty was a former member of the First Christian Church of Clarksville.

    She loved her large family, and enjoyed buying and selling antiques, and going to flea markets. She kept a garden and chickens to sell vegetables and brown eggs.

    Betty was an accomplished guitar player and loved to sing.

    Friends and family will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724)966-5100 on Monday, March 22, 2021 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm, and Tuesday from 10-11 am. The funeral service will begin at 11 am with Reverend Nelson Boone, officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson cemetery. 

    All Covid-19 regulations must be followed.



Adam McKean

Adam V. McKean, 73 of Carmichaels, PA passed away on Sunday March 7, 2021 at UPMC Shadyside Pittsburgh surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. McKean was born on May 5, 1947 in Hiller PA to the late Mr. Vincent McKean and Mrs. Agnes (Patsko) McKean.  Mr. McKean is survived by two younger siblings. Mr. Thomas (wife, Carol) McKean of Uniontown PA and Ms. Kathleen Bellan of Hiller PA.

Mr. McKean graduated from Redstone High School and attended Valley Forge Military Academy and Junior College, subsequently serving his country with honor in the United Stated Army during the Vietnam War.

Upon his return to civilian life, he met and married his adoring wife Mary L McKean of Carmichaels, PA.  who survives him.  Together they raised two wonderful daughters Amber R (McKean) Trickett with husband Dennis Trickett of Carmichaels and Daughter Anita M (McKean) Sherwood with husband Allen Sherwood of Upper St Clair, PA 

Survived by admiring granddaughters, Carly (Trickett) Fisher and her husband Brandon of Fairmont, WV and Cassy Trickett of FT. Worth, TX as well as many special nieces and nephews.

Mr. McKean worked at Nemacolin Mines until its closing in 1986. He then became employed with the Department of Correction, retiring in 2009.

Mr. McKean continued an active lifestyle while in retirement always putting God first; and being incredibly involved at Our Lady of Consolation Parish in Nemacolin, PA (Now part of St. Matthias Parish).  He was a 4th degree Knight and served as an officer of the Knights of Columbus Assembly #975 Carmichaels PA 

After God, his most important task was the care of the woman of his dreams, his wife Mary.  Mr. McKean was an avid outdoorsman, plus enjoyed becoming a Beekeeper, studying and caring for his Apiary.  

Until his death Mr. McKean was a member of the UMWA Local #6290 where he served as President.

Family and friends were received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724)966-5100 on Friday, March 12, 2021 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm, and Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 9-10 am. A funeral mass followed in St. Hugh Church, 408 Route 88, Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, Interment with full military rites were held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Crucible Pa. by the Greene County Honor Guard.    The 4th Degree Knights of Columbus stood watch from 7-8 pm Friday evening.



George Walter Guthrie

George Walter Guthrie, age 64, of Bruceton Mills, WV died Thursday, February 18, 2021 in his home.

    Mr. Guthrie was born February 22, 1956 in Uniontown, PA, the son of the late Samuel Playford and Zelda Herring Guthrie.

    Mr. Guthrie served his country in the U.S. Army and worked as a famer most of his life.

    George is survived by 3 sons; George Leonard Riley, of Akron, Ohio, Shawn Allen Guthrie (Crystal Love), of Stowe, Ohio, and Ryan Guthrie, of Mogadore, Ohio, 4 grandchildren, and a great grandson, 3 brothers; Jim, Sam, and Bob Guthrie.

    Besides his parents, deceased brothers, Richard and Charles Guthrie, and sister, Rose Savage.

    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, February 26 from 2-4 p.m.



Bambi Sue Peters

Bambi Sue Peters, age 40, of Washington, Pa went to be with the Lord on February 16, 2021.

    She was born February 16, 1981, the daughter of Raymond Peters of Pittsburgh and the late Cindy Peters of Nemacolin, Pa. She graduated from Carmichaels Area High School class of 1999, and attended the Culinary Arts program at the Greene County Vo-Tech.

    She leaves behind 4 loving children; Gaige, Ethan, Lelan, and Kaile Harbarger of Fredericktown, Pa, 2 sisters; Sara Thistlewaite, of Mather, and Meranda Peters, of Pittsburgh, 1 maternal grandparent, John Fecsko, of Bobtown, and several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.

    Family and friends are welcome in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724)966-5100 on Sunday from 1 – 4 p.m.


Robert Carl Deems

Robert Carl Deems, age 74, of Mather died Wednesday, February 17, 2021 in Washington Hospital.

    Mr. Deems was born January 14, 1947 in Washington County, the son of the late Lawrence and Sarah Ruse Deems.

    On February 14, 1998, Robert married Clara Hetrick Deems who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Michele Harshman and husband David, of Mather, 2 sons, Fred Hamm, of Clarksville and Donnie Miller, of Latrobe, 3 grandsons, Michael Myers, of Mather, Joshua Harshman of Carmichaels, and David Harshman, of Mather, 5 greatgrandchildren, and a sister, Adele Savage, in Ohio.

    Robert was a devout Jehovah’s Witness, and was a member of the Carmichaels Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

    He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, and served his state as a correction officer in the prison system. He earned the rank of Lieutenant with over 25 years of service. Robert retired from SCI Greene.

    He enjoyed Pirates baseball and golfing.

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




Wendy Kay Thomas

Wendy Kay Thomas, age 35, of Hertford, N.C. died on February 12, 2021 in Pittsburgh.

    Wendy was born June 25, 1985 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of James (Butch) Scott, of Nemacolin and Rose M. Thomas, of Hertford N.C.

    Wendy was a graduate of Ridgeview Academy of Latrobe in the class of 2003, and worked as a pizza maker in shops around the country. She was a free spirit, and lived life on her own terms.

    She is survived, in addition to her parents, by her husband Paul M. Jones, 4 children; Angel Thomas, Maggie, Jonathan, and Robert Jones, step-father John F. Olszewski,  half brother, Hunter Thomas, a step-brother, John Olszewski, Aunts Peggy Thomas, Kimberly Olszewski, Kimberly Jethro, Mary Ann Scott, and Kimberly Sargent, Uncle Stu Scott, of Bobtown, and several great aunts, uncles, and cousins.

    Family and friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724)966-5100 on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc. to cover funeral expenses.

    All CDC COVID-19 guidelines must be followed during the viewing.




Dolores Petratus


Dolores Petratus, age 91, of Carmichaels died February 2, 2021 in the Uniontown Healthcare and Rehabilitation.

    Mrs. Petratus was born September 23, 1929 in Connellsville, Pa, the daughter of the late Angelo and Rose Molinaro Basile.

    Dolores devoted her life to her family. She was an excellent baker, and shared her pastries with her friends and neighbors. She was also a caregiver for many elderly people in their homes.

    Dolores was a devout Catholic and a member of the St. Matthias Church of Carmichaels.

    Mrs. Petratus is survived by a son, Anthony Morrell (Mindy), of Melbourne, FL, 2 daughters, Judy Phillips (John), of Rices Landing, and Kathy Rice (Harold), of Clarksville, several grand and great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. 

    Deceased is her husband, Joe Petratus, and granddaughter Kim Shaffer.

    She was the last of her family.

    Family and friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724)966-5100 on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. when prayers will be said at the funeral home followed by a Mass at 1:00 p.m. in St. Matthias Church, 408 Route 88 Carmichaels.

    Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels.

    All COVID-19 requirements are followed. 


Jesse O. McDonald Jr.


Jesse O. McDonald Jr., age 85, of Bentleyville, formerly of Waynesburg and Monongahela died Sunday, January 31, 2021 in his home.

    Mr. McDonald was born August 23, 1935 in Waynesburg, the son of the late Jesse O. and Catherine Galloway McDonald Sr. Deceased also are his wives, Nettie Lowery McDonald and Georgiana Malarkey McDonald, and a brother, Thomas McDonald.

    Jesse is survived by 5 children; Jackie Yohe (Ken), of Bridgeville, Mary Donaldson, of Monessen, David McDonald (Ida), of Bentleyville, Robert McDonald (Susan), of Cokeburg, and Stephen McDonald (Mary), of Marshville, N.C., 15 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter. 

    Jesse served his country in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1952-1955. He was a former member of the American Legion in Waynesburg.

    He worked as a truck driver until retirement.

    He was a great storyteller and enjoyed his many grandchildren.

    Dad, my mind still talks to you, my heart still looks for you, my soul knows you are a peace. R.I.P.

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

    A family gathering will be held at a later date. 




Karen Turner

Karen Turner, age 53, of Mather died January 26, 2021 at her home after becoming ill with cancer in September 2020.

                Ms. Turner was born June 6, 1967, the daughter of the late Teddy W. Turner Sr. and Eleanor Vance Turner Varesko.

                Karen was a graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School class of 1986. She had an uncanny ability to name the day a person was born on once they revealed the date. No computer. She enjoyed driving around with her family and friends. 

                Karen was a member of St. Matthias Roman Catholic Church of Jefferson.

                Ms. Turner is survived by a sister, Anna Turner, of Mather, with whom she made her home, and a brother, Steven Turner (Crista), of Waynesburg, 2 nephews: Devin Turner (fiancée, Melissa Fordyce), and Steven Turner (Carly), a niece, Eleanor Turner, dear friends at First Student, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

                She was deceased in addition to her parents by a brother, Teddy Turner Jr., a stepfather, William Varesko, grandparents Stephen and Catherine Vance and Virginia and Clarence Turner, and a dear friend, Jim Barnish Sr.

                Family and friends will be received at the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724)966-5100 on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 9-11a.m. A prayer service will be held in the funeral home at 11a.m. with Rev. Francis Frazier, officiating.

                Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg.

                Due to Covid-19, all CDC recommendations must be followed.

 

Georgiana L. McDonald

Georgiana L. McDonald (Venersky), age 72, of Carroll Township, Monongahela, Pa, died peacefully Sunday, January 24, 2021 in Transitions Healthcare, Washington, Pa.

Georgiana was born August 30, 1948 in Canonsburg, the daughter of the late Floyd and Margaret Couts Malarkey. Also deceased are her first husband, William G. Venersky, and 3 children:Rita M. Yeomans, Scott E. Venersky, and Sarah R. Miller.

Mrs. McDonald is survived by her second husband, Jesse McDonald, 3 children by first marriage ; William T. Venersky (Stephanie), of Uniontown, Lori A. Egerter (Ron Orth), of Portersville, and Melinda M. Venersky (Aldo Giocondi), of Hopewell, 5 stepchildren; Jackie Yohe (Kenneth), Mary Donaldson, David McDonald (Ida), Steve McDonald (Mary), and Robert McDonald (Susan), 13 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and 5 siblings; Vera Gordon (Leroy), Fred Malarkey (Kathleen), Marlene Woods (James), Cheryl Schider, and David Malarkey (Tina).

Georgiana was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She worked as nursing assistant in personal care homes caring for the elderly. In her spare time, she enjoyed bingo and camping.

She was a former member of St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, of Uniontown.

Family and friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels, PA, 15320, (724)966-5100 on February 3, 2021 from 6-8p.m. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. that evening.

 

Bruce A. Bizub

Bruce A. Bizub, age 55, of Carmichaels, died Thursday, January 21, 2021 in his home after a long illness.

                Mr. Bizub was born October 29, 1965, the son of the late George William (Bill) and Valetta Miller Bizub.

                Bruce was a licensed cosmetologist and held a bachelor’s degree in interior design. 

                He had a love of horses and belonged to the American Horsemen’s Association.

                Bruce is survived by his beloved Goddaughter, Jacqueline Shaw, and her family, 2 brothers: William Michael Bizub, of Ashville, NC, and Brian Bizub, of Raleigh, NC, and nephews, Michael Bizub II, and Brent P. Jangin.

                Bruce was a Roman Catholic. A celebration of his life will be held later. Arrangements are entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels, PA, 15320, (724)966-5100.

 
Gertrude Colette (Pavlick) Kolar

Gertrude Colette (Pavlick) Kolar, 89, of McClellandtown, peacefully entered eternal life on

Friday, January 15, 2021.

Gertrude was born on March 6, 1931, in York Run, the daughter of the late Casimir and Bernice

(Brisky) Pavlick of Uniontown, Pa. Gertrude graduated as Valedictorian from Fairchance-

Georges High School in 1948. She married her loving husband of over 67 years, Carl Joseph

Kolar Sr., who preceded her in death. She attended California University. For over 25 years,

she was employed by the Intermediate Unit passionately dedicating her career to special needs

students.

Gertrude was lovely, with the most beautiful blue eyes and smile. She was extremely kind and

always spread joy to those around her. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic

Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and traveling.

Surviving is a son, Carl (Kathy) Kolar of Carmichaels; a daughter and special beloved caregivers,

Tama (C.J.) Kowalski of Bethel Park; a daughter, Lisa (Leonard) Marovich of Uniontown; three

grandchildren, Erika Lesnick-Baldauff (Anthony Habbit), Larissa (Conley) Rusko, and Kelly (Jared)

Lapkowicz; and two great-grandchildren, Alexander Baldauff and Hailie Rusko. Deceased is

grandson Jeremy Marovich.

Gertrude was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved, cherished, and supported her

family. She will be deeply missed by her children and grandchildren.

Private arrangements were made under the direction of 

the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724)966-5100.


Thelma Marie Skiles Daily

Thelma Marie Skiles Daily, age 85, of Carmichaels, formerly of Masontown, Pa died January 20, 2021 in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg, Pa.

    Ms. Daily was born July 1, 1935 in Live Easy, Carmichaels, the daughter of the late Clyde W. and Stella Marie Dunham. Also deceased are her Aunt, Bessie Skiles, with whom she once lived, 2 sisters; Dolores Bricker and Joan Shultz, a brother, Stanley Phillip Skiles, and 2 nephews; William Shuckhart Jr. and Jim Ronald Shuckhart.

    Surviving are a brother, Russell Skiles (Beatrice), of Carmichaels, 3 sisters; Elda Sue Skiles, of Uniontown, Gladys Shultz, of Waynesburg, and Betty Shuckhart, of Carmichaels, 2 dear cousins; Gwen (Due) Skiles, with whom she resided until recently, and DeEtta Metz, and several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

    She was a member of Glad Tidings Church, Masontown.

    Thelma was a union clothing worker at the former Greenway Plant in Waynesburg with 25 years of service.

    Family and friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724)966-5100 on Sunday, January 24, 2021 from 2-4 p.m., and Monday, January 25, 2021 from 10-11 a.m. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.

    Interment will follow at Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels. 

    Due to Covid-19 all CDC guidelines must be followed.  



  Nancy Scharler                                                    

 Nancy Scharler (Nichols), 72, of Uniontown, PA passed away on January 4, 2021, with her husband Reverend Peter J. Scharler by her side. Nancy is survived by her husband, Peter J. Scharler, her brothers, Ellis Raymond Nichols III (Connie), Marvin Nichols (Carol), Thomas Nichols (Penny), Paul Nichols (Anna), sister Penny Cooksey, and sons Thomas J. Malone, Jr. (Jodi), Peter Hans Scharler (Rebecca), and Mark Scharler. She had 9 grandchildren, Austin, Trevor, Holden, Hunter, Zoey, Casey, Emilee, Katelyn, and George, and 1 great-grandchild, River.


Nancy loved her brothers and sister, husband, her three sons, grandchildren, great-grandchild, nieces, nephews, Elvis, clocks, and Pepsi. She cared deeply for everyone around her. She often sent messages of encouragement when she detected you were down. Nancy had several published articles and recipes, enjoyed baking, and crocheting. Nancy will be remembered for how tough she was. She survived two rounds of breast cancer, over 45 years of marriage, and raising three boys. Her favorite color was purple. She often quoted the poem, “When I am old, I shall wear purple.” She had purple dresses, a purple iPad, a purple blanket, and occasionally purple hair. Her biggest smiles came when she was holding one of the grandkids. Nancy lived life to the fullest and will be deeply missed.


A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Nancy will be laid to rest at Laurel Point Cemetery in Carmichaels, PA. Arrangements are entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724)966-5100.


In lieu of flowers, it is requested that you donate to the Nancy Scharler Memorial Donation site (http://www2.heart.org/goto/nancy_scharler) for the American Heart Association or to a charity of your choice in Nancy’s honor.

             
Ronald Edward

Ronald Edward (Coxy) Cox, age 52, of Garards Fort died at his home of a heart attack.

    Mr. Cox was born September 13, 1968 in Warren, Ohio, the son of Calvin Cox Jr. and Lavonne Gump. He is also survived by his wife, Christy Ann Cox, 4 children; Ronald Allen, Kristin Ariel, Jeffrey Edward, and Paisley Ann Cox, all at home, 1 Granddaughter, Ariella Cox, 3 sisters; Ronda Archbold (Ken), of Uniontown, Melody Lemley (Ron), of Core, W.V., and Charlotte Sabol (Scott), of Dilliner.

    Ron was employed as a carpenter by Johnson Brothers Construction.

    He loved to hunt, fish, and play slots. He was an expert pool shooter and poker player.

    He was a beloved son, husband, father, and brother.

    Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724)966-5100 on Friday, January 8, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8p.m., and Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 12-1p.m. The funeral service will begin at 1p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ed Hanley, officiating. All Covid-19 guidelines must be followed. 

    Interment will follow in Garards Fort Cemetery.

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


Duane Leroy Rush

Duane Leroy Rush, 79, of Carmichaels peacefully entered his Lord’s presence on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. 

Duane was born in Carmichaels, PA on August 17, 1941 to the late Fred L. and Mary E. Moore Rush. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and brother. He was married to his beloved Elizabeth Crow Rush of Nemacolin for 57 years. They were blessed with three children: Christine Rush Marsilio (Mike), Suzan Lee Rush and Duane “Skip” Rush (Carla). His family includes six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, all of whom he loved and adored. He leaves behind his younger brother, Norman Rush (Debbie), several nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.

Duane served his country from 1959 to 1962 in the U.S. Navy with deployment aboard the USS Little Rock. After his military service moved to Northern Virginia where he and Elizabeth built their home and raised their children. Duane worked faithfully at George Washington University for over 30 years and then Howard University. Duane settled back into Carmichaels, PA to enjoy his retirement. He enjoyed spending time with family, telling stories and running around the hills of PA with his brother Norman. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Mary, as well as his brothers, George (Joann) and Robert (Martha). 

Above all, Duane passionately loved God and serving Him however called. He would want each of you to find a joyful relationship with Jesus as Savior.

Duane will be laid to rest in Greene County Memorial Park with a private family graveside service and military honors by the Greene County Honor Guard. Arrangements are entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724)966-5100.


John P. Paidakovich

John P. Paidakovich (affectionately known to many friends as Pa-dock), age 96, formerly of Nemacolin, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2020 at the Adventist Medical Center in Rockville MD due to COVID related complications. John was born on June 16, 1924 in Barracksville, WV to Joseph and Lucy Paidakovich. He was one of four children – John, Mary, Steve and Matt. They were a devout Roman Catholic family of Croatian descent. John grew up in Nemacolin, PA and was married to Teresa Bizub in Our Lady of Consolation Church.

John and his family resided in Cabin John, MD for over fifty years. John attended the St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church in Bethesda, MD., was a member of the UMW union and was a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He was a proud board member and frequent visitor of the Citizens Club.

John was a military veteran of WWII and the Korean conflict. He was proud of his military service with the Merchant Marines and the U.S. Army. He always wondered why he was drafted twice. That shall remain a mystery. Prior to his military service, John worked as a coal miner at the Nemacolin mine for several years, following in his father Joe’s footsteps. After his military service, John worked for the United States Postal Service for over 20 years.

John was married to Teresa Bizub (Nemacolin PA) for over 60 years. They had two daughters, Mary Ann and Lucy, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. John and Teresa spent much of their retirement years babysitting and attending their grandchildren’s sporting and other events. They loved their family unconditionally.

There will be a private funeral service for John (immediate family only due to COVID) at the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724)966-5100. Interment will follow at St Mary’s Cemetery in Crucible PA. Military services provided by the Greene county Honor Guard. A celebration of life for John will scheduled in the future for John’s many friends and family.

John’s survivors include his daughter Mary Ann (David), Lucy (Chris), his grandchildren Sarah Gardina, John Seifert (Jhonna), Amy Feldman (Josh) and Elizabeth Shura (Aaron) and his great grandchildren: TJ Gardina, Jenna Seifert, Brooks Seifert and Andie Feldman. John is also survived by his sister Mary Goldner (Paidakovich) of San Antonio TX, brother-in-law Marcellus Fitzwater of Charlottesville VA and sister in law Mary Ann Bizub of Milwaukee WI.. Additionally, John is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and countless friends. John is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers (Steve and Matt), his wife (Teresa) and his grand-daughter Sarah’s husband, Tim Gardina.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made in John’s name to the charity of your choice.




Mary Teresa LoBianco Pascuzzo

Mary Teresa LoBianco Pascuzzo, 84, of Carmichaels, Pennsylvania died peacefully on

December 24, 2020 at Washington Hospital following an extended illness. Mary was born on

July 3, 1936 in Anmore, West Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Nicola Salvatore

LoBianco and Rose Renzelli LoBianco.

On September 27, 1958, she married Carmine “Tony” Pascuzzo in Clarksburg. She and

Tony celebrated 62 years of marriage and a beautiful life together this past September. She

worked alongside her husband at their family business, Pascuzzo’s Beer Distributor, until she

and Tony retired in 1995.

Mary was an active member of St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church in Carmichaels. She was

a member and past president of the Altar Rosary Society, a past member of the Catholic

Daughters of America, and a past member of the church choir. Mary was steadfast in her faith

until the very end. You could always count on her for prayers.

Mary was a sweet, caring, and selfless woman all of her life. She loved cooking for and

taking care of her family. She had a deep love of music; she loved to listen to her favorite Italian

songs and sing along with her kids and grandkids. She also loved to read; you could often find

Mary with a good book in her hands. Above all else, Mary was the best wife, mother, and

grandmother, and she loved to spend time with her family.

Surviving in addition to her husband Tony are a sister Gabriella “Gay” Giere of

Coldwater, Ohio; two brothers-in-law, Peter Capozzi of Long Island, New York and Paul Medlick

of Mather, Pennsylvania; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Pascuzzo of Carmichaels, Pennsylvania and

Virginia Sadlek of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; two sons, Anthony (Suzanne) Pascuzzo and Joe

(Suzie) Pascuzzo; two daughters, Donna (Mark) Clarke and Linda (Timm) Reeves; four

grandchildren, Nicholas (Sarah) Clarke, Sara, Jessica, and Gina Reeves; and one

great-grandchild, Micah Clarke, all of Carmichaels, Pennsylvania. Additionally, she is survived by

many cousins, nieces, and nephews whom she adored.

Deceased in addition to her parents are a sister, Alba Capozzi and two brothers, Vincent

and Nicholas LoBianco; three sisters-in-law, Mary Medlick, Elaine LoBianco, and Pauline

LoBianco; two brothers-in-law, Louis Pascuzzo and Earl Giere; and her mother and father-in law,

Olivia and Isidoro Pascuzzo.

    There will be a private viewing for Mary, followed by a mass at St. Matthias (formerly St. Hugh) Arrangements are entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724)966-5100.




Marian Jacqueline Kostak

“Not all of us can do great things but we can do small things with great love.”—Mother Teresa

Our mother was small in stature but she had a heart as big as the great outdoors. Her love and generosity was fueled by an unwavering faith in God. Prayer and family was the center of her daily routine. Marian Kostak, 87, was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, extended family member and loyal friend. She died on December 19, 2020 at her son’s home in Clemmons, North Carolina.

Marian Kesock was born on August 13, 1933. She was raised in Carmichaels, PA with her 2 brothers Jack and Bernard. Marian married George Kostak on June 27, 1953. They moved to Maryland in 1954 where they raised three children, Georgetta, Linda and John until 1973 when they returned to Carmichaels, PA. Marian was a beautician and enjoyed running Marian’s Beauty Shop out of her home in Carmichaels. She was also an active member of the Rosary Society at St Hugh Roman Catholic Church. Marian and George enjoyed visiting and hosting family, doting on grandchildren, polka dancing and traveling with friends. Marian also loved to bake, tend to her house plants, and cheer on her favorite football teams: The Steelers and Notre Dame!

Marian and George downsized to a smaller home in Uniontown, PA in 2002 where they developed lifelong friendships among neighbors and their church family at St Joseph Catholic Church. In 2016, Marian moved to Creekside Terrace in Winston-Salem, NC where she enjoyed living near her son and his family. Marian became well known and loved among her retirement community of friends and enjoyed attending mass at Holy Family Catholic Church in Clemmons, NC.

Marian is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Georgetta McKenzie (Emmett) of Carmichaels, PA; son John Kostak (Patricia) of Clemmons,

NC; grandchildren, Alicia Crilly, Bryan Csanady (Ashley) and Joshua Kostak (Abigail) and six great grandchildren, Victoria, Caleb, Sydney Enci, Charlotte, Alexander Crilly and Piper Csanady. She was preceded in death by parents Josephine and Charles Kesock, brothers Jack and Bernard Kesock, husband George Kostak and daughter Linda Kostak.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation to your local Salvation Army chapter be made in honor of our mother’s legacy by extending love and help to those who are suffering in this time of need.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724)966-5100. Due to CDC guidelines, arrangements are private and private interment will take place at St Mary’s Cemetery in Crucible, PA.



Laura Lemmons Stephens

Laura Lemmons Stephens, age 88, of Carmichaels died December 17, 2020 in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg.

    Mrs. Stephens was born November 11, 1932.

    Mrs. Stephens is survived by her daughter-in-law, Lucille Stephens, 3 grandchildren: Homer J. Stephens Jr. (Amy), Denise Bowser (Brady Gibson), Kevin Stephens (Pam), and McKenzie Bowser.

    Deceased is her husband, Harold G. Stephens Sr., 2 sons: Harold Jr., and Homer James Stephens Jr.

    Laura was a member of the Greene Valley Presbyterian Church of Carmichaels.

    Arrangements are entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724)966-5100. A private committal service will be held on Monday at Muddy Creek Cemetery.


Sally Kay Bowman

Sally Kay Bowman, age 63, of Carmichaels died December 18, 2020 in her home. Sally was born February 23, 1957 in Blair, Ohio, the daughter of the late Raymond and Jessie McNair Baker.

    Mrs. Bowman is survived by her husband, Robert Bowman, 3 children; Martin Hughes Jr. (Lisa), Tracy Hughes, and Andria Brangard (Bryan), 8 grandchildren; Brandi Hughes, Martin Hughes 3rd, Nevena Hull, Brayden Zackary Hull, Faith Brangard, Glen Miller 3rd, Eddie Bryant, and Billy King, 8 siblings; Vernon Baker (June), Judy Brown, Margaret Moore (Thomas), Hubert Baker, Roy Baker, Charles Baker, Gary Baker, and James Baker (Emma). 1 brother-in-law, George Forsythe.

    Deceased are 4 siblings, Robert Baker, Raymond Baker, Patricia Park, and Hazel Forsythe, 2 deceased brothers-in-law, Richard Park and Dave Brown.

    Sally worked at Stahl’s Hotronix Co. of Masontown, Pa until she became ill.

    She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother to her large family.

    Arrangements are entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724)966-5100. A private visitation will be held for family members only in keeping with Covid-19 regulations. 

    Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels, Pa.



Leona M. Butalla 

 July 22, 1929-December 8, 2020 

Leona M (Stiehm) Butalla, formerly of Carmichaels, PA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec 8th.  

Leona, born in Donora, PA, was the daughter of John F and Irene M (Schaub) Stiehm. She is survived by  her son, Franz (Helen) Butalla, two daughters, Eugena (Edward) Andreone and Levida Rice, grandchildren, Brianna Riggi, Lauren Rice, Morgan Rice, Natalie Rice, Kristin D’Amico and Dominick  D’Amico and many nieces and nephews.  

In 2002, Leona was preceded in death by her husband Joseph David Butalla. Also preceding her in death were her only brother, Louis Stiehm, an infant son, Joseph and daughter, Elena Marie. 

Leona was quite an independent trailblazer in the late 1940s. She attended and graduated from  Slippery Rock State Teachers College with a teaching degree in Physical Education. After graduation, she accepted her first teaching position in Masontown, PA, and moved there alone where she met her  husband Joseph (Dave). They moved to Carmichaels in the early 1950s and raised their family there. 

Leona continued her education at California State College and was then certified to teach K-12 in Health,  Science and Phys Ed. She was a substitute and permanent teacher for many years in the Carmichaels  Area.  

Leona loved her family, her dogs, that were mostly rescues, books, teaching, gardening, and traveling.  She was the centerpiece of every family celebration and will be greatly missed by all. 

Should you be interested, memorial donations may be made to her two favorite places, any Humane  Society or Flenniken Memorial Library in Carmichaels. The family would also appreciate any donations in  Leona’s memory to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, so that a cure may be found for this terrible  disease. 

There was not time to say goodbye 

But this I ask-please don’t cry. 

Remember me as you think best. 

Remember the happy times, but forget the rest. 


​William H. Stallard


William H. Stallard, age 67, of Jefferson, formerly of Rices Landing died December 9, 2020 in his home after a long illness.

    Mr. Stallard was born May 5, 1953 in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late Robert J. and Margaret (Peg) Sands Stallard.

    On July 4, 1993, Bill married Holly Lynn Adamson Stallard who survives. Also surviving are 3 siblings; Roberta Ann Stallard, of New Salem, James Stallard (Leona), of Rices Landing, Dean Stallard (Chrissy), of Morgantown, and a brother-in-law, Randy McCain of Hopwood.

    Two sisters are deceased, Janet Bowers and Diane McCain.

    Bill worked as a handyman all of his life, and helped Ronnie Hathaway in his T.V. repair shop.

    He was a fisherman and poker player. He loved dogs, especially his dog Shadow, who passed on.

    Arrangements 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 held at a later date.




Ronald E. Shaffer


Ronald E. Shaffer, age 80, of Carmichaels died December 7, 2020 in Washington Health System Greene, Waynesburg.

    Mr. Shaffer was born January 1, 1940 in Somerset, Pa, the son of the late Lloyd and Pearl Emert Shaffer.

    Ron was a retired coal miner from the former Robena and Maple Creek Mines.

    He is survived by 5 children; Pamela Shaffer, of Somerset, Ronald E. Shaffer Jr. (Barbara), of Rices Landing, David A. Shaffer Sr. or Carmichaels, Brian L. Shaffer, or Ronco, and Rhonda R. Vasos, of Acme, 15 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren, 4 siblings; Arlene DeArnitt, Janet Gnagey, Mary Esther Myers, and Nancy Vanscoy.

    A brother, Merle Shaffer is deceased.

    Ron enjoyed gardening, hunting, and fishing.

    He will be dearly missed by his children, 15 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.

    Arrangements are private and entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724)966-5100. 






    Donovan Kole (Donnie) Brock


Donovan Kole (Donnie) Brock, age 17, of Spraggs died December 3, 2020 in his home. Donnie was born November 10, 2003 in Washington, Pa, the son of Roy Brock and Jamie Blouir. 

Also surviving are 5 siblings; Chase Blouir, Jayleia Blouir, Jordyn Blouir, Conner Brock, and Roy Brock Jr.; step-father, Robert Cain; maternal grandparents Edna and Sonny Schrader; paternal grandmother, Lexa Esh; step-grandparents, Burl and Harriet Cain; good friend, Jessie Evans, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

    Deceased is his paternal grandfather, Roy A. Brock Jr.

    Donnie had formerly attended Central Greene High School. He was on the football team.

    His hobbies included hunting, fishing, riding his BMX Bike, and working his grand paps salvage yard. He loved the great outdoors.

    Funeral arrangements are private under the direction of the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724)966-5100. Donations are being accepted at the funeral home on behalf of the family.



Paige Shea

Paige Danielle Shea of Carmichaels, passed away unexpectedly in her home Sunday, November 29, 2020, at the age of 25.  Paige was born February 23, 1995 and was the beloved daughter of Rita and Sean Shea.  Paige is survived by her parents and two brothers, Liam and Taggart, and grandmother Mary Bayard.  She was preceded in death by her grandfather Richard Bayard, and grandparents Robert and Mary (Nanny) Shea.  Paige will be missed by her aunts and uncles, and by her many cousins.  

Paige led a challenged life, but never expressed anger or resentment, and always had a smile for anyone who interacted with her.  She loved spending time with family, riding horses and listening to happy music.  Paige attended the LAVI day program at the Western PA School for Blind Children in Pittsburgh.  She was her Daddy’s girl and Mommy’s little angel, and words cannot express the loss felt by her early passing.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320, (724)966-5100, but due to the current pandemic, they will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Western PA Epilepsy Association, 1501 Reedsdale Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 or the Western PA School for Blind Children, 201 N. Bellefield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.



Carolyn Wheeler Brown

Carolyn Wheeler Brown, 53 of Rices Landing was greeted into God’s loving arms on November 21, 2020 in Uniontown Hospital due to complications of COVID-19. Carolyn held many titles in her life, but her greatest were “Mom” and “Nunnie”. 

Carol is survived by her husband, Kenneth R. Brown Jr, a stepdaughter Annie Gray, and two daughters Jessica Horton and Jamie (Cory) Titchenell. And 3 of her greatest joys, her grandchildren, Kylie and Mason Titchenell, and Brooklyn Chambers. Also surviving are brother Paul (Liz) Wheeler Jr., sister Christina Wheeler, brother Stephen (Jeny) Wheeler, Patrick (Lauren) Wheeler, 

Proceeding Carolyn in death is a son, Jason Kelly, Parents Dale (Nancy) Higgs, and Paul (Nancy) Wheeler Sr. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and cousins that she truly loved and cared about. 

For the past 6 years Carol held the position of Vocational Director at Greene Arc where she enjoyed working with individuals with disabilities. Her prior work experience included working at the Behavioral Health Unit at the former Waynesburg Hospital and a teacher at Calvary Chapel Christian School in Fredericktown. Carol was also an active member of Calvary Baptist of Uniontown. 

Her family would like her to be remembered for her infectious laugh and her ability to brighten anyone’s day. Her family takes peace in knowing that she knew and loved her Lord and Savior, and is now dancing in heaven with Jesus! 

Arrangements are entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724)966-5100. Due to COVID restrictions a memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the funeral home.




Charles F. Houston


Charles F. Houston passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at Carrington Place, Wytheville, Va.  He was born on November 13, 1924, in Apollo, Armstrong Co., Pa., to William A. Houston and Mary Ellen Uptegraph Houston,  He served in the US Army during WWII in Company G, 315th Infantry, 79th Cross of Lorraine Division.  Charles was wounded in the Battle of Saint-Lo, France.

He was a member of the Fort Chiswell, Va., United Methodist Church.  Charlie never met a stranger.  He was quick to make friendships, and had a great sense of humor and a wide smile

A retired machinist, he is preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Polly Kiracofe Houston. They loved animals and always had dogs as well as having rescued birds, cats and even a duck.  In his retirement, he enjoyed wood working and vegetable gardening

He was previously married to Elizabeth King Boyle and Dorla Corbin, both deceased.  He is also preceded in death by a grandson, Bryan Allen, son-in-law, Sam Winsboro, and son-in-law Jake Powers, and a great granddaughter, May Kjenstad. 

He is survived by his six children, Linda Houston (Walker Kennedy), Charles Houston (Patricia), Peggie Sue Stubblefield (David), Joyce Houston, Joseph Houston (Ann), and Julia Rush (Jason), five step-children, Diane Winsboro (friend, John Sorrells) Andy Kiracofe (Edith), Judy Allen, Joy Taylor (John), and Bruce Kiracofe (Elizabeth Torrey), as well as 18 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren

Arrangements are private and entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724)966-5100.




Donald Jacob Ross Jr.

Donald Jacob Ross Jr., age 45 of Carmichaels, formerly of Waynesburg, died November 16, 2020 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh after a long illness.

    Mr. Ross was born January 15, 1975 in Uniontown, the son of Margaret Riley and Donald J. Ross Sr. who survive.

    Donald is also survived by 2 children; Alexis Ross and Kelley Smith, both of Bobtown, 3 siblings, Leona Warnick, Amanda Cramer, and Chad Wyland; 2 grandchildren, and his stepfather, George Wyland.

    Deceased are a brother, David Warnick, and sister, Shannon Riley.

    Mr. Ross worked at a car washer in Waynesburg when he was able.

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



    Allen Charles Brief

Allen Charles Brief, age 86, of Nemacolin died November 9, 2020 in his home.

    Mr. Brief was born June 6, 1934, the son of the late Charles and Marie Brief.

    Al is survived by his beloved wife, Josephine Della Pozza Brief.

    He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.

    Al served his country in the U.S. Army and retired from the former Gimbles Department Store in Pittsburgh.

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


Homer B. Miller

Homer B. Miller, age 88, of Carmichaels died November 6, 2020 in Washington Health System Greene, Waynesburg, Pa.

    Mr. Miller was born in Windber, Somerset County, Pa, the son of the late Blair Homer and Julia V. Bencie Miller.

    He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

    Mr. Miler was a well known local carpenter, and after his retirement enjoyed building craft furniture items.

    Homer was a Baptist. He read his bible daily, and encouraged others to believe and have faith.

    Homer is survived by his wife, Ruthe Miller, 3 daughters; Laurie Miller, Sharon Miller, and Donna Scott(Scott), 3 stepdaughters; Tammy Miller, Kimberly Foster (Steve), and Amy Hunyady (Lou), and several grand and great grandchildren.

    A daughter, Kimberly, brother, Bill Miller, and sister, Emma Wolfe, are deceased.

    Mr. Miller requested services to be private under the direction of the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724)966-5100.

    

Charles Lee Glassmeyer

Charles Lee Glassmeyer, age 45, of Waynesburg died Thursday, November 5, 2020, in his home.

    Mr. Glassmeyer was born March 6, 1975 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of the late Charles Joseph Glassmeyer and Sherelee Ann Potoma.

    Mr. Glassmeyer worked as a mobile home park manager.

    He is survived by 4 children; Andrew Robert Sallmen, of New Castle, Judas Salem Glassmeyer, of Warren, Ohio, Kathryn Rose Glassmeyer, and Nathan Charles Glassmeyer, both of Niles, Ohio, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters, and a half sister.     Mr. Glassmeyer’s services are private under the direction of the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724)966-5100.




Joseph P. Hetz

Joseph P. Hetz, age 80, of Smithfield died October 29, 2020 in his home.

    Mr. Hetz was born April 16, 1940 near Sugar Grove, Monongahela Township, Greene County, the son of the late Stanley L. and Louise Yamrick Hetz.

    On November 6, 1971, Joseph married his beloved wife Anna E. Grmek Hetz who passed away November 11, 2017.

    Mr. Hetz is survived by 2 children; Stanley M. Hetz, of Smithfield and Melissa Shawl (Brian), of Uniontown, 3 grandsons; Liam(Pearl Cordwell), Brayden, and Tristan Shawl.

    Deceased in addition to his wife and parents are 4 siblings; Rosemarie Emmanuele, Betty Lincoln, Henry and John Hetz.

    Joseph served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1958-1962. In his youth, Joe did barbering. He retired as a coal miner from Duquesne Light Company mine at Greensboro.

    In his spare time he liked hunting, fishing, boating, and golfing. He built model motorized airplanes also.

    Mr. Hetz was a member of the U.M.W.A., the Pt. Marion American Legion, and Smithfield Senior Citizens.

    Family and friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, PA, 15320, (724)966-5100 on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 5-8p.m., and Wednesday from 10-11a.m.. The service will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Full military rites will be accorded at Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg. Mask wearing and social distancing are required. 

    In lieu of flowers that donations be made to Smithfield/Fairchance American Legion Auxiliary Post 278 (Chasity Wilson at 724-564-1444).                                                            


Shirleen Joan Smith

Shirleen Joan Smith, age 79, of Greensboro died October 31, 2020 in her home.

    Mrs. Smith was born April 4, 1941 in Waynesburg, the daughter of the late Frank and Dorothy Headlee Vernon.

    Shirleen is survived by 4 children; Penny Iams (Dwayne), Timothy Smith, both of Carmichaels, Gregory Smith (Christine), and Samuel Smith )Heather), both of Greensboro, 8 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren, 3 siblings; Shirl Vernon (Neila), of Dilliner, Patty Verna, of Bobtown, and Sally Henry (Joe), of Greensboro, and many nieces and nephews.

    Shirleen’s husband, Walter passed away in 2019. Also deceased are 5 siblings; Frank Jr., Raymond, and Billy Vernon, Margaret Conard and Joyce Butcho.

    Shirleen worked many jobs during her life; Lumberman at Headlee’s sawmill, cook for Head Start, Giant Eagle employee, school bus driver just to name a few.

    She had a heart of gold. She was always a giver, and what better praise can you say of someone?

    Family and friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724)966-5100 on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 2-4p.m. and 6-8p.m., and Thursday from 10-11a.m.. The funeral service will begin at 11a.m. in the funeral home chapel.

    Interment will follow in Garards Fort Cemetery, Garards Fort, Pa.    


Irene M. Ludrosky Zieglar

Irene M. Ludrosky Zieglar, age 88, of Greensboro died October 31, 2020 in Evergreen Care, Waynesburg.

    Irene was born April 14, 1932 in Gallatin, Fayette County, the daughter of the late John and Anna Kovach Ludrosky.

    Irene is survived by 3 children; Joseph M. Zieglar (Maria), Anthony P. Zieglar (MaryAnn), and Louise Hall (John), all of Dilliner, brother Richard Ludrosky, and step sister, Judith Sparks, 5 grandchildren; Joseph D, Alaina, and Ashley “A.J.” Zieglar, Nicole Hall Maley (Ryan), and Ben Hall (Stacey), 4 great-grandchildren; Brynn and Colt Maley, and Alivia and Mia Hall, and many nieces and nephews.

    Deceased in addition to her parents are her husband, Joseph Zieglar, sister Frances Balog, stepmother Pearl Ludrosky, and brothers; Joseph, Charles, Frank, and Clarence Ludrosky.

    Irene was a homemaker for her beloved family. She attended the former Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, of Greensboro. She was currently a member of St. Matthias parish of Greene County.

    Arrangements are private under the direction of the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa, 15320, (724)966-5100. Interment will be in Monongahela Hill Cemetery, Greensboro. 


    Joseph P. Hetz

Joseph P. Hetz, age 80, of Smithfield died October 29, 2020 in his home.

    Mr. Hetz was born April 16, 1940 near Sugar Grove, Monongahela Township, Greene County, the son of the late Stanley L. and Louise Yamrick Hetz.

    On November 6, 1971, Joseph married his beloved wife Anna E. Grmek Hetz who passed away November 11, 2017.

    Mr. Hetz is survived by 2 children; Stanley M. Hetz, of Smithfield and Melissa Shawl (Brian), of Uniontown, 3 grandsons; William, Brayden, and Tristan Shawl.

    Deceased in addition to his wife and parents are 4 siblings; Rosemarie Emmanuele, Betty Lincoln, Henry and John Hetz.

    Joseph served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1958-1962. In his youth, Joe did barbering. He retired as a coal miner from Duquesne Light Company mine at Greensboro.

    In his spare time he liked hunting, fishing, boating, and golfing. He built model motorized airplanes also.

    Mr. Hetz was a member of the U.M.W.A., the Point Marion American Legion, and Smithfield Senior Citizens.

    Family and friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, PA, 15320, (724)966-5100 on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 5-8p.m., and Wednesday from 10-11a.m.. The service will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Full military rites will be accorded at Greene Country Memorial Park, Waynesburg. Mask wearing and social distancing are required. 

    In lieu of flowers that donations be made to Smithfield/Fairchance American Legion Auxiliary Post 278 (Chasity Wilson at 724-564-1444).


Wanda R. Kopp

Wanda R. Kopp, age 62, of Waynesburg died October 10, 2020 in Washington Health System Greene, Waynesburg, PA.

    Ms. Kopp was born September 2, 1958 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late William J. and Bernice Klemski Kopp.

    Wanda is survived by her devoted brother, Richard Kopp of Waynesburg, and 2 sisters; Tracy Kopp and Ann Jones.

    A brother, Andy Kopp and sister, Rose Galloway are deceased.

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

James H. Van Meter Jr.

James H. Van Meter Jr., age 72, of Bobtown died October 15, 2020 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.V.

    James was born August 13, 1948 in Fairmont, W.V., the son of the late James H. and Louise Van Meter Sr.

    Mr. Van Meter was a retired truck driver, and was formerly employed by Jordan’s Auto Parts Company of Dilliner.

    James is survived by his wife, Margaret Laskody Van Meter, a son, Jeffrey Van Meter; 2 stepsons, John P. Weston and Jeffrey L. Weston (Laura); and 3 grandchildren.

    A son, James Van Meter, and his first wife are deceased.

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

    A family gathering will be held at a later date. 

Heather Beth Grable

    Heather Beth Grable, age 55, of Morgantown, W.V., formerly of Carmichaels, died October 9, 2020 in Carmichaels.

    Mrs. Grable was born March 1, 1965 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of the late Darla Faye (Kucik) Varesko and Monty Blashill, of Michigan.

    Heather is survived by her husband, John Grable of Carmichaels; 3 children, Beth Gustafson Ammel, Marki (Jesse) Peacock, and Blaine Powell Jr.; 4 siblings, Amanda Pitchford, Teresa Schall, Stephanie Minor, and Todd Varesko; and several grandchildren.

    Heather worked as a waitress. She was a loving person who cared for her family and children. She always carried their pictures with her wherever she went.

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


Brian Douglas Metcalf

Brian Douglas Metcalf, age 38, of Greensboro died Monday October 12, 2020 in his home.

    Brian was born September 11, 1982 in Waynesburg, the son of the late Dennis J. and Carol (C.D.) Hogue Metcalf.

    On March 29, 2014, Brian married his beloved wife Rachel Elizabeth Drew Metcalf who survives. Also surviving are 2 sisters; Tara Dawn Donai (Jeremy), of Morgantown, W.V., and Melissa Jane Cramer (Craig), of Myerstown, PA; brother-in-law Jason Drew; sister-in-law Sarah Hlopick (Nick); father and mother-in-law Harry and Rebecca Drew; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

    Brian was a graduate of Carmichaels Area High School, and worked at Gerome Manufacturing Co. of Uniontown as a metal fabricator. He was a “jack of all trades” and became skilled at anything he attempted including being a certified HVAC technician. He enjoyed working on Dodge neon cars, repairing them and souping them up.

    He and Rachel were great cat lovers and rescuers. Brian was a fur-dad to their 6 cats, and a friend to every cat he met. 

    Family and friends will be received at the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, PA, 15320, (724)966-5100 on Thursday, October 15 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.. A service will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Appalachian Peace Paws Rescue at APPR c/o Lauren Martin, 120 Ohio Ave., Westover W.V., 26501, or to Mountaineer Spay and Neuter Assistance Program at P.O. Box 4335, Morgantown, W.V., 26504.




Harry E. Workman

    
Harry E. (Hank) Workman, age 51, of Carmichaels died Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at home after a valiant fight to overcome the traumatic brain injury he sustained on March 28, 2016.

    Hank was born March 16, 1969 in Waynesburg, the son of Harry A. Workman Jr. and the late Rachel Kuntz Workman.

    Hank was a member of the Greene Valley Presbyterian Church in Carmichaels.

    Hank was a 1988 graduate of Carmichaels Area High School.

    He was an arborist and landscaper working for Asplundh and Davey Tree Services prior to starting his own business, Workman’s Tree and Lawn Service in 2003.

    Hank joined the Carmichaels & Cumberland Twp. Volunteer Fire Company in 1997. He served several years as trustee and was serving as lieutenant at the time of his accident. Hank enjoyed teaching youth to hunt and fish.

    On September 16, 1995 he married Judith E. Kerr who survives.

    In addition to his father and wife, surviving are Stepmother, Linda Workman, of Carmichaels; sisters, Tina White and Patty (Robby) Patton of Carmichaels; father and mother-in-law, James “Bob” and Sue Kerr, of Carmichaels, brother-in-law Glenn Kerr, of Greensburg, and sister-in-law Dr. Nancy Kerr, of Carmichaels, 6 nieces and nephews; David Wise, Lorianna Wise, Sheila Patton, Levi, Regan and Aleah Kerr, 2 great nieces, Kayley Wise and Baylee Rose.

    Deceased in addition to his mother are his grandparents, Harry A. and Betty J. Workman, and sister-in-law Jodi Kerr.

    The family wishes to thank their family, friends, nurses, therapists, and the community for all of their overwhelming generosity and support

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

    The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Carmichaels & Cumberland Twp. Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 123, Carmichaels, PA, 15320, or to the Greene Valley Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 363, Carmichaels, PA, 15320.