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Christopher Walter Uveges


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



​Thomas Burke

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Judy Ann Kazimer


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

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

She was a homemaker.

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

Her husband, Rudolph Joseph Kazimer died in 2016.

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


Mary Ellen Holcraft Kiger

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

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

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

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

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


Michael D. Clemens

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

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

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

Michael was an employee of Bill Howard Construction Co.

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

Funeral Services are incomplete at this time. 

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




Francis P. Zoldak

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


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


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




​Catherine Ruth Herrod


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

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

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

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

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

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




John David Rogers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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




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

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

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

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

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

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




Thomas Edward Keller​

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




​James Dale Glendenning

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

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

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

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

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

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



​Margaret V. Thomas

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

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

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

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

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

She was a caregiver to the late Joseph Cybak.

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


Shirley A. O’Neal


Shirley A. O’Neal, age 67, of Clarksville, died October 26, 2021, in her home.

She was a Loving Daughter, Mother, Sister, Aunt, Friend, and Companion to the elderly.

Shirley was born August 11, 1954, in Waynesburg, the daughter of the late Newton Frank and Rose Marie Galiardi Teagarden.

On September 21, 1976 Shirley married William Otis O’Neal. William has since passed.

Shirley is survived by her daughter, Amie Rollins (Rausheyed) of Doha, Qatar, 3 brothers; Robert Teagarden (Nancy), Michael Teagarden (Christine) and Daniel Teagarden (Kaye), 2 grandsons, Jalen and Miles, 3 brothers; Robert Teagarden (Nancy), Michael Teagarden (Christine) and Daniel Teagarden (Kaye), a special niece Kate-Lynn Packrall; as well as several nieces and nephews. 

Deceased in addition to her husband and parents are a son, Bradley O’Neal; a brother, Joseph Teagarden; and a sister, Kathleen Teagarden.

Shirley attended the Clarksville Missionary Church and was a member of the Carmichaels Senior Citizens.

A Memorial Service will be held for Shirley at the Clarksville Missionary Church, 102 East ST., Clarksville, PA on Saturday November 6,2021 at 1:00pm.

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




Ruth A. Cutwright

​Ruth A. Cutwright, age 85, of Carmichaels, died October 24,2021 in Washington Hospital-Greene.

Mrs. Cutwright was born April 17,1936, in Clarksville, PA, the daughter of the late John and Bertha Blackburn Rice.

Ruth is survived by 4 children; Alvin Cutwright (Christina), Richard Cutwright (Joyce), Boyd Cutwright, all of Carmichaels, and Nancy Neligh (Paul), of Rices Landing, 10 grandchildren; Jason, Danielle, Troy, Christina, Christopher (Lisa), Carrie (Bradley), Paul (Amara), Marie, Jessica, and Nicole Cutwright. 18 Great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Ruth was the last of her immediate family.

Deceased besides her parents, are husband, Richard Cutwright Sr., grandson Johnathan Cutwright, and great grandson Michael Cutwright.Family and friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 724-966-5100. Paul M Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor, on Thursday October 28th from 2-4 and 6-8pm and Friday October 29th from 10-11am. The funeral service will begin at 11am with Pastor Frankie Menhart officiating. Burial will follow in St Paul’s Cemetery, Leckrone PA


Richard J. Gottfried


Richard J. Gottfreid, age 86, of Nemacolin, Formerly of Duquesne, died October 23,2021 in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Rico was born December 15,1934 in McKeesport, the son of the late John and Solonge Bartoch Gottfreid.

Rico is survived by 2 sons. Richard Jr., of Port Vue, PA and Ramon, of Vero Beach, FL, and a grandson Brandon Gottfreid, of Pittsburgh. 

His beloved wife, Shirley Helen died in May 2020.

Rico worked as a mail carrier in Duquesne early on; then, became a coal miner at Cumberland Mine.

He enjoyed shooting, telling stories, and colorful jokes. He would visit Shirley in the Nursing Home and regal anyone in listening distance with a tale.Family and friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 724-966-5100. Paul M Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor, on Wednesday October 27th from 6-8pm and Thursday October 28th from 12-1pm. The funeral service will begin at 1pm and burial will follow at St Mary’s Cemetery, Crucible PA.


Charles Walker III

Charles Walker III, age 58, of Carmichaels, died Thursday, October21,2021 in Uniontown Hospital.

Mr. Walker was born September 24,1963 in Georgia, the son of the late Charles and Marla J. Gency Walker Jr. 

Chuck is survived by 3 sons, Jacob Miller (Candi), of McMurray, Caleb Miller (Chelsea), of Nemacolin, and Charles Walker IV (Violet Hatch), of Nemacolin, 7 grandchildren, Arianna, Mila, and Suri Rahbar, Trystan Miller, Charles V, Ashtyn, and Elena Walker; 2 brothers, Eugene Scott Walker, of Carmichaels, and John T. Walker (Peggy), of Nemacolin; a sister, Krisann Marie Walker-Tackett, Of Nemacolin; and many nieces and nephews.

Deceased in addition to his parents is his wife Elizabeth C.L. Walker who died October 11,2021.

Chuck served his country in the United States Air Force and the Air Force Reserves for over 20 years. He was a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania in computer science; owned and operated, with Liz, the Skyview Drive-In, in Carmichaels. He also drove a school bus for years in the Carmichaels District. 

Mr. Walker was a member and officer of American Legion Post 400, Carmichaels, a past President of the Borough Council, a member of the United Drive-In Theatre Association, the Greene County Humane Society, and past President of the Chamber of Commerce. Liz and Chuck were always “go to” people in organizing the Halloween and Christmas Parades, Christmas Lighting, and other activities. They both will be deeply missed by their community.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Burial of their ashes will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

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



James B. Ziemba

James B. Ziemba, 78 of Rices Landing, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 19,2021 surrounded by the love of his family and friends.  Jim was born in Isabella, PA, on May 7, 1943, a son of the late Anthony and Josephine (Wytko) Ziemba.  


Jim was the beloved husband of 56 years to Dolores (Dolly); father of Lori Sagosky and her husband Kenny of Masontown; Godfather to Pete (Poe), Lynne, Scott, and Shannon; and friends to many.


Jim was one of five siblings which include sisters Marilyn and Antionette and brothers Joseph, who died in infancy, and Stanley. 


After graduating from Brownsville High School in 1961, Jim furthered his education in Uniontown where he learned the trade of welding.  Jim worked at Hillman Barge in Brownsville, Lee-Norse in Charleroi, and US Steel Homestead Works in Homestead before beginning what would be a 32-year career with Allegheny Power System at Hatfield’s Ferry Power Station where he worked as a maintenance welder until his retirement in 2003.  Once retired, Jim never slowed down and was on the go, always helping Dolly and anyone who asked.


Jim was a worker all his life, even until the very end.  In his early years as a young boy, he used to help his dad with butchering, feeding the chickens, and building garages.  Later, he became a metal worker and enjoyed creating specialty items.  He was happy fixing anything that was broken or making something for someone in need, from lion cages to garden sprinklers to any contraption he could imagine.  Jim enjoyed curing and smoking meats in the smoke shanty that he built and roasting a hog on his hog spit.  He also looked forward to roasting lambs with his Serbian friends at the St. George annual lamb roast.  He was always outside working in his shed or in his garden, a garden that could be considered a showcase.  Jim found pleasure in sharing the fruits of his labor by giving away vegetables, smoked turkeys, smoked salmon, and kielbasa to friends and family.   Although he would never admit it, Jim liked cutting grass.  Afterwards, he would watch the hummingbirds feed; one of the few moments he sat still.


Although Jim loved being at home working in his shed or garden, he had an adventurous spirit.  He especially loved traveling to Florida.  From taking Dolly and Lori on their first of many trips to Walt Disney World for the grand opening, to searching for the perfect shells along the beach with Dolly (he was particularly good at finding prized shark’s eyes), to fishing for snook in the Gulf waters with Lori and Kenny; Jim liked to travel.  Taking Disney cruises around the Bahamas, vacationing to Las Vegas with Dolly and dear friends John and Marie, and the many trips to the local casinos provided Jim with another favorite pastime, eating.  Jim loved a good meal and savored every bite, but he always had room for dessert; especially a banana split.


Jim was a man of many words and anyone who talked with him knew it. He enjoyed talking to people and always had a story to tell or gardening tips to offer.  Wherever he was, he would strike up a conversation with the “blue collar” worker because that’s what he was.  A man of strong convictions and beliefs, Jim was a proud union man and a member of the Utility Workers’ Union of America Local 102-M.  Jim was also proud of his Polish heritage and always had Polkas playing while he drove around in his truck.  He was a member of the Elk’s Lodge #0846 and was a member of St. Matthias Parish in Carmichaels.


Jim will be missed by his fur buddy, Leroy Brown (Little Girl), but waiting to greet him at the “Rainbow Bridge” were his many beloved companion animals, most notably Smokey, the jelly bean-eating, beer-drinking pony; Hot Shot, his ever-faithful German Shepherd; and his feline buddies Hobie, Deuce, Lucky, and Kimba.


The family wishes to thank the incredible caregivers and staff at Arden Courts of Jefferson Hills, who became part of our family.  Their quality care, constant kindness, caring compassion, total understanding, and never-ending support during this part of Jim’s journey is very much appreciated.


Family and Friends will be received on Saturday October 23,2021 from 6-8pm and Sunday October 24,2021 from 2-7pm at the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100.  Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor. A prayer service will be held at 10:30am Monday October 25,2021 at the funeral Home followed by the Funeral Mass at 11am.



Amanda Kay Loar-Parrish


Amanda Kay Loar-Parrish, age 48, of Mather, died October 15,2021 in her home.

Amanda was born October 15, 1973, the daughter of the late Jack Loar and Margaret Anderson Loar, of Niles, OH.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, James Douglas Parrish, of Mather; children Gregory and Samantha Tissue, of Waynesburg, Mary Lohr, of Waynesburg, Kiana Parrish, of Augusta, GA, and Ethan Parrish, of Mather.;4 sisters, Renee Loar, Bonita Klingman (Warren), Kathy Loar, and Rachel Holierhoek (Roy); and 3 brothers, Jack, Darrell, and Kevin (Sherri) Loar.

Amanda was a former employee at Shop and Save in Waynesburg.

She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

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

Donations to cover her services can be sent to the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home Inc. 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels PA  15320.



Martha L. Bennett Rush


Martha L. Bennett Rush, age 77, of Carmichaels, died Sunday October 17,2021 in her home.

Mrs. Rush was born April 2,1944 in Lamberton, Fayette County, the daughter of the late Lida and Margaret Cutwright Bennett.

On May 28,1966, Martha married her beloved husband, Robert Edward Rush who died October 15,2015.

Martha is survived by her son, Robert E. Rush II (Alex Martinez); 2 grandchildren, Mark W. Kramer (Fiancée Bethany Corder), and Mary Harwood (Justin), and a brother, Donald Bennett (Pat).

A daughter, Robin Kramer, is deceased.

Martha was a graduate of German Township High School, and retired as an Office Services Manager at Marymount University in Arlington VA.

She was a devout member of the First United Methodist Church and The Methodist Women. Martha was a regular attendee at Sunday School and helped at the ACTS shop and church dinners.

She enjoyed visiting with her loving son, wherever he worked in the country. Gardening was a pastime pleasure.

Family and Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels PA. 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor, on Wednesday October 20, 2021, from 6-9pm. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday October 21, 2021, at the First United Methodist Church in Carmichaels with Reverend Dayton Mix officiating.

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




Gerald Lee Scogin

Gerald Lee Scogin, age 81, of Graysville, died October 15,2021 in his home. He was a former resident of Basin, Wyoming.

Mr. Scogin was born January 25,1940 in Henderson TX, the son of the late William and Amelia Marie Guillory Scogin. 

Gerald was a lifelong oil and gas driller, and an owner of J&C Drilling Co. in Wyoming.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening, growing flowers, and his family.

He is survived by a son, Gerald Lee Scogin Jr. (Loletta), of Graysville; a sister, Kay Bennett (Vern), of Wright Wyoming; one hundred plus grand and great grandchildren; a brother, Don Scogin (Nancy), of Thermoplis, Wyoming; and a sister, Lana Kay Kier (Everett), of Las Vegas, Nevada, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, a sister Peggy Elliott is deceased.

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



Elizabeth Clara Lysianne Walker

Elizabeth Clara Lysianne Walker, age 57, of Carmichaels, died October 11, 2021, in Uniontown Hospital. 

Elizabeth was born in Orleans, France on July 30, 1964. She was the daughter of Bernard and Connie Miller, of Wapakoneta, Ohio.

Mrs. Walker is also survived by her husband, Charles Walker III; 3 sons, Jacob Miller (Candi), of McMurray, Caleb Miller (Chelsee), of Nemacolin, and Charles Walker IV (Violet Hatch), of Nemacolin; 7 grandchildren, Arianna, Mila, and Suri Rahbar, Trystin Miller, Charles B. Walker V, Ashtyn Walker, and Elena Walker; 9 brothers and sisters, Steve Miller (Judy), Barbara Finnerty (Dan), Tiffany McCormick (David), Jeff and Dave Whitehead, Stephanie and Heather Miller, and Holly (Brian) Tostrick; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Elizabeth served her country in the United States Army. She currently worked as an accountant for the U.S. Department of Energy in Morgantown and Pittsburgh.

Elizabeth and Chuck owned the Skyview Drive-In Theatre for many years. She was an active member of the American Legion Post 400, the Carmichaels Chamber of Commerce, and the United Drive-In Theatres Association, and was a Dodge Challenger enthusiast. Elizabeth loved Mopar cars, a passion she shared with her father. She also cherished her beloved cats and was a big supporter of the Greene County Humane Society

A memorial service will be announced at a later time when Chuck is able. 



Robert Michael Lankard

Robert Michael Lankard, age 64 of Waynesburg, PA passed away Thursday October 7,2021.  Born February 21, 1957, in Indiana, PA, Robert was the son of the late Robert L. Lankard and Verna Davison Lankard, and stepmother Beverly Lankard. 

He married Carolynn McNeely on August 5, 2013.  

            Mike graduated from East Forest High School in 1976.  He attended Pennsylvania College of Technology at Williamsport, PA where he received his degree as a Diesel Mechanic.  Mike is a third generation pipeliner.  Mike worked for several companies such as Joyce Western Construction Company, Utility Constructors, and Skibeck Pipeline, and his most recent position with Meridan Energy and Lineal Industries, Inc where he was an assistant superintendent.  For a three-year period, Mike owned and operated Lankard Trucking Company.  Mike retired early to care for the love of his life, Carolynn, when she became ill.

Mike enjoyed gardening, canning, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.  Mike, like his father, was a great storyteller and jokester, was full of life and was always there with a kind word and big heart.  

Mike is survived by his wife, Carolynn Lankard; children, Necessa Williams and husband Dan of Saegertown, Pa and Shalone Lankard of Linesville, and stepchildren, Cassy and Matt McNeely. 

Grandchildren Sharla, Aubreeanna, Annabelle, and Audrina; sister; Sandra Crossley of South Carolina, Karen DeCarlo and husband Dwight, of South Carolina, Diana Shimko and husband Buster, of Markleysburg, PA, Robin Sharrow and husband Dan of Marienville, PA, and Penny Kahle and husband Tom, of Marienville, PA, Debi Dyne of Lewis Run, PA, Shawn Dyne and wife Loretta, of Austinburg, OH, and Lynda McComb of Lewis Run, PA.

 Mike was also loved deeply by many, many nieces, nephews, and cousins!

 Family and friends will be received in the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels PA on Wednesday October 13, 2021, from 4-8pm. Paul M Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor. 724-966-5100

A memorial service will also be held at the Funeral Home at 4pm.



Nancy Turina Masuga


Nancy Turina Masuga, age 90, of Carmichaels died September 29, 2021, at the home of her daughter in Morgantown, W.V.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in a later edition by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels PA.


Andrew Anthony Babyak


Andrew Anthony Babyak, age 81, of Carmichaels, passed away on October 6, 2021, in Mt. Macrina Manor, Uniontown, PA, after a brief illness of cancer.

Andrew was born May 31, 1940, in Crucible, the son of the late Andrew Babyak and Anna Zuncic Remik Babyak.

On October 1, 1965, he married the love of his life, Catherine Louise Cybak.

Andrew is survived by 2 children: Scott Babyak, at home, and Janice Baer (David), of Crucible, 3 sisters, Josephine Putila, of Ronco, Linda Boyd, of Dumfries, VA, and Joyce Wood, of Lakewood Colorado. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. 

Deceased in addition to his parents and wife, Cathy, are a brother George (Babi) Babyak, and 2 sisters, Dolores Petrosky and Lois Demchak.

Mr Babyak was a coal miner at Nemacolin Mine until it closed and was a member of the UMWA Local #6290.  He retired from Advanced Security where he was a security guard at the former Hatfield Power Plant.

Family and friends will be received at Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Paul M. Lesako, Funeral Director/Supervisor on Friday October 8, 2021, from 6-8 pm and Saturday, October 9, 2021, from 9am -10am. The funeral service will start at 10am. Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg, PA.


​Carol P. Roebuck

Carol P. Roebuck, age 64, of Dilliner PA, died Tuesday, September 21, 2021, in Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh PA

Carol was born March 9,1957 in Morgantown, WV, the daughter of the late Walter A. and Mary Thomas Roebuck.

Carol was a Licensed Practical Nurse and a lifelong resident of the Bobtown/Dilliner area.

She is survived by a sister, Elaine Copeland (Ed), of Jodie, W.V.; a niece, Lauren Herron, of Ashville Alabama; two great nieces, Kaleigha Reynolds and Leonessa Herron; and a great nephew, Marcus Herron.

Along with her parents, a brother, Walter (Wally) Roebuck is deceased.

Funeral arrangements are Private and being handled by the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels PA. Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor.

Burial will Take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Pt. Marion PA on Monday September 27, 2021



Billie Jo Balazick


Billie Jo Balazick was a caring daughter, wife, mother, nana, sister, and friend.  Her battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed her courage in facing life’s challenges with a smile.  She was a warrior up until the very end, and gained her wings on September 16,2021 at age 61.

Billie is survived by her husband Joseph Balazick of Amity and two children Leah (Adam) Bialowas of Amity and Brian (Kayla) Balazick of Jefferson; and four grandchildren Mason, Cooper, Malina & Bain.

Billie touched the hearts of everyone that had the opportunity to meet her and was loved by all.  She was the most beautiful soul inside and out.  She enjoyed spending time on the pickleball court with her friends and loved summer trips to the beach.  But her greatest pride and joy were her 4 beautiful grandchildren who she absolutely adored and spent most of her time with.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held from 2pm – 5pm on October 9, 2021 at the Valley View Farm (102 Orndoff Road, Waynesburg, PA) for family & friends.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Colby’s Stars Foundation on her behalf.

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

Sherri Lynn Broadwater

Sherri Lynn Broadwater, age 50, of New Salem, died September 16, 2021, in the Uniontown Hospital Emergency Room.

Sherri was born August 28, 1971, in Uniontown Hospital, the daughter of the late Janet Bowers.

On June 14,1999, Sherri married Kevin T. Broadwater who survives. Also surviving are two sons: Robert James Magnetta (fiancé Anna Yusko), of Irwin, Donovan C. Magnetta, of New Salem, and a daughter, Jessica Hensley (Tyler), of Bethel Park; two grandchildren, Beau and Zoey Hensley; a sister Tina Staggers (John), of Garards Fort; two brothers, John and Jeff Stage, both of Waynesburg, along with many nieces and nephews.

Sherri was a member of Laborers Union #1058, of Pittsburgh, and for the past five years worked on a blacktop paving crew.  

Sherri and Kevin enjoyed playing Bingo at the Hutchison Sportsman’s club in their spare time.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday September 21, 2021, from 11am to 1pm in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc. 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels PA. 724-966-5100. A committal service will follow at Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels PA.

****Masks are requested to be worn****



Mary Dice

Mary Dice, age 96, of Masontown PA, died September 9, 2021, in Waynesburg Health Care and Rehabilitation.

Mary resided in the Masontown- Grays Landing area with her late husband.

She was a homemaker. Her last known residence was Woodside Manor, Carmichaels PA. 

Mary is survived by several nephews: a niece, Virginia Louk, of Masontown PA, and great niece, Heather Dice, of Nemacolin, PA.

If we find any additional information on Mary we will add it on our website. 

Thank you Senior Care and Waynesburg Health and Rehabilitation.

Mary requested cremation and those arrangements will be handled by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc. 


Frances Louise Mehal Barnhart

Frances Louise Mehal Barnhart, age 79, of Carmichaels, PA died September 10, 2021, in her home.

Frances was born December 22, 1941, in Adah, Fayette County, the daughter of the late Francis Martin and Mary Elizabeth Meyers Mehal.

On July 23,1962, Fran married Daniel Craig Barnhart Jr. Daniel died January 13, 1992.

Fran is survived by 3 children: Theresa L. Barnhart, of Pittsburgh, Jacqueline R. McCarthy, of Greensburg, Kirsten M. Wolfe, of Wellsburg, WV (fiancé John C. Brady), 5 grandchildren: Alyssa M. Barnhart (fiancé Justin Shuff), Neil P. McCarthy, Daniel C. Barnhart IV, Laura A. McCarthy, and Addilynn G. Barnhart; 2 great grandchildren, Justin Shuff and Jace Shuff, 2 sisters: Mary E. Stuchal and Rose C. Stone (John); a brother-in-law: Bobbie J. Asbury, a daughter in law Carol Barnhart, many nieces and nephews, an aunt Rose Liptok (Charles) and good friend Patricia Farley.

Deceased in addition to her parents are her son Daniel C. Barnhart III; Siblings: Gladys E. Asbury, Frank M. Mehal Jr., Martha who died in infancy; a dear friend, Charles (Bill) Chapman.

Frans career went from beautician, bank teller, CNA at Greene County Memorial Hospital, and in home health care nurse.

Fran enjoyed spending time and playing with her youngest granddaughter, Addie, who kept her entertained and always busy. She also enjoyed crocheting, cross stitching, and doing Cryptogram puzzles. Fran had 2 beloved cats, Cricket and Milo. Cricket was given to her by her late son Dan, in 2008. They were best buds and Milo was always Frans' little baby and guard cat. 

Services are private.

Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Lectrone, PA on September 15,2021.

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

Paul M. Lesako, Supervisor/Funeral Director. 724-966-5100






​Tara Brianne (Winslow) Hixon

Tara Brianne (Winslow) Hixon, 41, was called home to our Lord on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. She was born on November 27, 1979, in Uniontown, PA, the middle child of the Reverend Norman D. Winslow and Elizabeth (Lowery) Winslow.

 

    Tara was a graduate of Brownsville Area High School and a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania. She was a free spirit and held numerous occupations throughout her life including store manager, bartender, house painter, contractor, and nursing home aide. Additionally, Tara was the sole caretaker for her mother until her mother's passing.

 

    Tara's talents were many. She had a beautiful singing voice and loved to sing. She was a talented artist and resumed her love of drawing and painting shortly before her passing. She was a good cook and enjoyed replicating her mother's recipes as well as trying new ones. 

 

    With a love of four-letter words, knives, skulls, and tattoos, Tara was hardcore. However, despite her sometimes tough exterior, she was compassionate and kind, and she would do anything to help the people she cared about.  Those who knew Tara will remember her candor and fighting spirit. She spoke her mind, made her opinions known, and sugar coated nothing. No matter what hardships or struggles she faced, she remained strong and hopeful in her faith. 

 

    Tara was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Elizabeth Winslow. Those left to cherish her memories are her three children: Lakota, Kaleb, and Dani Hixon; brother, Norman Winslow, and wife Shelby; sister Krista Robertson; sister Julie Lautenslager, and wife Megan; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many other relatives and friends.

 

    A "Celebration of Life" will be held in Tara's honor on September 25, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Carroll Township Social Hall in Monongahela, PA. In lieu of flowers, a monetary donation can be made to Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home in Carmichaels, PA, to assist her family with memorial costs.

 




Hodge Halan

Hodge Hanlan, age 76, of Jefferson, died August 25, 2021, in Washington Hospital.

Mr. Hanlan was born May 1, 1945, in West Virginia, the son of the late Richard and Mary Jane Hanlan.

He is survived by 10 children, 21 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and 5 siblings. Three siblings are deceased.

Mr. Hanlan enjoyed working on cars.

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



Ivela Marshall

Ivela Marshall, age 86, of Greensboro, died Friday, August 20th, 2021, in Mount Macrina Manor, Uniontown PA.

Mrs. Marshall was born July 2nd, 1935, in Coffee County, Alabama, the daughter of the late Alto Malone and Mary Etta Sawyer Johnson.

In the early 1950s Ivela met a young soldier from Pennsylvania named William F Marshall Sr. They married on December 10, 1952. Bill died in 2003.

Ivela was a member of the Greensboro Baptist Church. She enjoyed flower gardening, and taking care of her two dogs, Maxine and Taco.

Mrs. Marshall is survived by four children; William F Marshall Jr of Greensboro, Linda Marshall (Don), of North Carolina, Carolyn Koratich (Michael), of Colorado, and Karen Deter (Rick), of Greensboro; 19 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Ilene Arnold and Ione Nolan, both in Alabama

Family and friends will be received at the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels PA, Paul M Lesako, Owner/ Funeral Director, on Wednesday August 25th, 2021, from 10:00 AM to 12 noon. The service will begin at noon with Pastor Tim Tanner officiating. Burial will follow in Monongahela Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, PA.



Lucille Anita Walker Treat

Lucille Anita Walker Treat, age 70, of Waynesburg, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Thursday August 19, 2021

Lucille was born January 10, 1951, in Los Angeles, CA, the daughter of the late Inez and Donald Dale Walker Sr.

Mrs. Trent is survived by 3 children: Patsy Massie, at home, James W. Strawser (Dorothy), of Holbrook, and Robert Scott Husner, 18 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.

A daughter, Rebecca Lynn Eddy and 6 grandchildren are deceased.

Lucille liked to fish, crochet, camp, and karaoke.

Family and friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Paul M. Lesako, owner/Supervisor, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels PA 15320 on Saturday August 21, 2021, from 6-8pm. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made directly to the Funeral Home. 724-966-5100


Robert Leroy Swestyn

Robert Leroy Swestyn, age 80, formerly of Carmichaels passed away in Jacksonville, Florida on June 26, 2021.  He was born in Carmichaels, Pa. on September 7, 1940 the eldest of three children to the late Andrew Sr. and Garnet Hopton Swestyn.

Bob graduated from Cumberland Township High School in 1958.  He was a 1963 electrical engineering graduate of Grove City College. Bob was employed for 20 years by ITE Imperial Corp. and Gould, Brown, Boveri Corp., Greensburg, Pa. He was known among his peers as one of the finest electrical engineers, being very precise and dedicated to his work.  When the company moved south, Bob returned to school and obtained a BS degree in mathematics with certificate to teach from California University, California, Pa. He was an engineer and mathematics teacher for the Western Area Vocational-Technical School for ten years. 

Bob was a lifetime and faithful member of the St. Hugh, now St. Matthias Parish in Carmichaels.  He served as an altar boy, then later as an usher for many years.  He was a member of the Holy Name Society.  Bob was a Fourth Degree Honorary Life Member of the Knights of Columbus serving as financial secretary for many years in Carmichaels. 

Bob was a lifetime member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Carmichaels and Waynesburg, Pa. as well as belonging to the VFW, NRA, and PSEAR.  He was called upon many times to play taps for veterans’ graveside services. He played for several years on a team for the Greene County Dart Ball League and he was avid at shooting pool.  Bob enjoyed his time spent with his buddies at Serb’s Red Star Inn, Carmichaels.  His legacy lives on in the many photographs and videos that he enjoyed taking as the family historian.

Bob is survived by his sister, Alma Jean (Joseph) Simon, Carmichaels and his brother, Andy Jr. (Rev. Lois) Swestyn, St. Augustine, Fl.  He was Uncle Bob to Kimberly Simon-Pratt and Joe Simon of Carmichaels, Thad (Michelle) Swestyn and Andrea (Ryan) Cirota of St. Augustine, Fl.  He was Great Uncle Bob to Hillary and Cayleigh Pratt, Alayna Simon, Emily, Mia, Andrew, and Eli Swestyn and Ryanna Cirota. He is survived by his aunt, Lil Zemba, Chardon, Ohio and aunt Mary Hopton, Carmichaels plus several cousins.

The family will welcome friends and family members on August 11, 2021, from 10:00am to 11:30am at Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels PA 15320. A brief service will be held at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Hugh Church in Carmichaels, PA. at 12:00pm.  Interment will be in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob’s memory to Grove City College, 100 Campus Drive, Grove City, Pa. 16127 or Heartland Hospice Care, 8130 Baymeadows Way West, Suite 201, Jacksonville, Florida 32256.


Thomas Kurt Audia

Thomas Kurt Audia, age 59, of Clarksville PA, died Monday, July 26,2021 in his home after a long illness.

Mr. Audia was born February 22, 1962 in Morgantown, WV., the son of Luigi John Edgar Audia Sr. and Sandra K. Normand Audia. 

He was a self-employed house painter in the Morgantown area. 

Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels, PA 15320. 

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.



Stanley M. Hetz

Stanley M. Hetz, age 48, of Smithfield PA, died July 17,2021 in his home.

Mr. Hetz was born September 29, 1972, in Waynesburg PA, the son of the late Joseph P. and Anna Grmek Hetz.

Stanley was a graduate of Albert Gallatin High School, served a brief time in the military, and later worked at Teletech in Uniontown.

He is survived by a sister; Melissa Shawl (Brian), of Uniontown; three nephews, Tristan, Brayden, and Liam Shawl; an aunt, Lois Beckner, of Aberdeen, SC., and a fiancé Krista McDaniel of South Carolina.

His hobbies were collecting comic books and watching movies.

Friends and family will be received on Wednesday, July 28th, from 10 AM to 12 PM.  The funeral service will start at 12 PM at the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels PA.


Heather Lee Grow Victor


​Heather Lee Grow Victor, age 33, of Waynesburg, died July 14, 2021, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Heather was born February 28, 1988, in Waynesburg, the daughter of the late Danny Rushin and Mary C. Rush, of Sycamore.

On June 28, 2019, Heather married Ronald Victor, of Waynesburg. Surviving in addition to her mother and husband are three children, Jadin, Camryn, and Kaylynn, all of Waynesburg; a brother, John E. Grow, of Waynesburg, a sister, Kayleigh M. Rush, of Sycamore, and a stepfather, Roy Rush.

Heather was employed by Waynesburg Health and Rehabilitation. She was a devoted mother and loved life to the fullest. 

Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA. Paul M Lesako Funeral Director/ Supervisor, on Tuesday July 20, 2021, from 2-4 and 6-9pm.

A memorial service will be held at 7pm.

Donations can be made in Heather’s name to the Lesako Funeral Home. They will be forwarded to a charity of the family’s choice.