paul m. lesako funeral home inc

Paul M. Lesako, Supervisor/Funeral Director

Joseph J. Ruse

    
Joseph J. Ruse, age 52, of McClellandtown, Pa. died May 10, 2017 in Uniontown Hospital.

    Joseph was born June 3, 1964 in Waynesburg, Pa., the son of the late William and Betty Pyles Ruse.

    Mr. Ruse is survived by his wife Dedria Hart Ruse; 3 daughters, Ashley, Jennifer, and Heather Ruse, and 1 grandson, Daniel Ruse; and siblings, Ella Thomas, Leonard Ruse (Frances), Mildred Ammons, William A. Ruse (Wilma), Christine Wolfe (Charles), Shirley A. Higgins (Jim ), Hazel Hoffman,  and Barry Ruse (Missy).

    Deceased are 2 sisters, Fanny and Dorothy Ruse.

    Mr. Ruse was a farmer.    No services are planned.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor.

​Bruce Alan Fiala

    
Bruce Alan Fiala, age 53, of Morgantown, W.V., formerly of Greensboro, Pa. died May 1, 2017 in his home.

    Mr. Fiala was born March 25, 1964 in Waynesburg, Pa., the son of the late Paul and Sally Brumley Fiala Sr.

    He was a 1982 graduate of Southeastern Greene High School, and worked construction as a carpenter until his illness.

    Bruce is survived by his brother, Paul Fiala, of Morgantown, W.V., his life companion, Mitzi Doman, of Morgantown, a stepdaughter, Jessica Doman, of Bobtown, and 3 step-grandchildren; Brayden Zybell, Colton Metcalf, and Kameron Bridges, and his loyal dog, Sadie.

    Funeral Services are private, under the direction of the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels, Pa. 15320.

    A Celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.    Online obituary:   www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com   Condolences:  www.legacy.com

​Naomi Arlene Kuntz Cole

  
  Naomi Arlene Kuntz Cole, age 68, of Clarksville, died Friday May 5, 2017 in Washington Hospital, Washington, Pa.

    Mrs. Cole was born May 13, 1948 in Grays Landing, Fayette Coun ty, the daughter of the late Russell and Agnes Beatty Kuntz Sr.

    On February 13, 1970, Naomi married the late Lawrence M. (Shorty) Cole.

    Mrs. Cole was a former resident of Dry Tavern.

    Naomi is survived by 2 daughters; Agnes Shaffer (Robert), of Clarksville, and Sarah Nelson (Joseph), of Carmichaels; a brother, Russell Kuntz Jr. (Nancy), and 2 sisters; Myrtle Kuntz and Delores Kuntz.

    Eight siblings are deceased; Elsie, John, Bob, Harry, Herb, Ruth, and Franklin Kuntz, and Rachel Workman.    No services are planned.  The Lesako Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.


​​Dixie Ruth McKahan
     
Dixie Ruth McKahan, age 79, of Greensboro, Pa. died April 29, 2017 in her home.
     Mrs. McKahan was born August 11, 1937 in Reedsville, W.V., the daughter of the late Marion and Mildred Smith Livengood.
     Dixie is survived by a brother, Phillip Stragin (Carol),  of Richmond, Tx.; 8 children, Susanna Wright, Rebecca Eggers, Marion Nicklow, Rosemary Nicklow, Richard Nicklow, Melinda Andrews, Martha Walters, and Sharon Orwig; 15 step-children, 21 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.
     In addition to her parents, deceased are her husbands, Jonas Nicklow and Charles McKahan, and a brother, Richard Stragin.
     Dixie worked as a tailor and seamstress all her life, and had her own shop in her home.
     She was a devoted member of the John Corbly Memorial Baptist Church at Garards Fort, and was a pianist at the Church for 35 years.
     Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Tuesday May 2, 2017 from 2 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m.  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Gary Whipkey officiating.
     Interment will follow in Garards Fort Cemetery.
     Online obituary:   www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com     Condolences:   www.legacy.com

Marie Abbott

 
   Marie Abbott, age 96, of Clarksville died April 18, 2017 in Waynesburg Care and Rehab Center, Waynesburg.

    Marie was born January 1, 1921 in Pittsburgh, Pa., the daughter of the late Antonio and Marie Lobosco Dugo.

    Funeral arrangements were private by Lesako Funeral Home, Inc., Carmichaels, Pa.


Mary Lesako Ondo

    
Mary Lesako Ondo, age 97, of Richeyville, Pa. died April 14, 2017 in Orange City, Florida.

    Mrs. Ondo was born December 4, 1919 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Wydich Lesako.

    Mary is survived by a son, Steve Ondo and wife Dee, of Deltona, Florida, 4 grandchildren, Jennifer, Michael, Christopher,  and Kimberly Ondo, 2 brothers-in-law, Anthony Jaswa and Andrew Belvis, and several nieces and nephews.

    Mrs. Ondo was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Ondo; a daughter, Toni Woodford; 2 brothers, Nick and Paul Lesako; 4 sisters, Mary and Helen Lesako in infancy, Ann Jaswa and Stephenie Belvis, 2 sisters-in-law, Anna Lesako Patrick and Rosa Lesako, and 3 nephews; Kevin Belvis, George and Nick Lesako.

    She was a devout Catholic, and attended St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Brownsville until moving to Florida.

    Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Monday April 25, 2017 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. followed by Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Brownsville at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Christopher Burke, Celebrant.

    Interment will follow in Beallsville, Pa. Cemetery.     Condolences:   www.legacy.com

​Patricia J. Marshall

    
Patricia J. Marshall, age 58, of Greensboro, died April 17, 2017 in Washington Hospital, Washington, Pa.

    Patricia was born September 1, 1958 in Waynesburg, Pa., the daughter of the late John and Margaret Gansor Krency.

    On October 18, 1980, Patricia married William F. Marshall Jr. who survives.  Also surviving is her son, Michael B. Marshall and his wife Shannon, of Canonsburg; 2 brothers, John Krency Jr. (Mary), of Carmichaels, Brian Krency, of Pittsburgh; and a sister, Darlene Six (John), of Follansbee, W.V., and several nieces and nephews.

    Mrs. Marshall was employed as an H-R Generalist for the Washington Health System –Greene, of Waynesburg.

    Patricia was a member of St. Hugh Church, Carmichaels.

She was a devoted wife and mother, and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

    Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Thursday April 20, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., and Friday from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.   A Prayer Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Hugh Church, 408 Rt. 88 Road, Carmichaels, Pa. with the Reverend John M. Bauer, Celebrant.

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

    Parish Wake Service at 6:00 p.m. Thursday.

     Condolences:   www.legacy.com


John Pevarnik

  
  John Pevarnik age 92, of Carmichaels, Pa. died Monday April 10, 2017 in the Waynesburg Health and Rehabilitation Center, Waynesburg.

    Mr. Pevarnik was born June 14, 1924 in Ralph, Fayette Co., the son of the late Adam and Mary Volcko Pevarnik.

    Mr. Pevarnik was a graduate of German Twp. High School in the Class of 1943.  He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was badly wounded fighting in the Battle of Saipan. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

    Mr. Pevarnik operated  with his brother and family the Pevarnik Brothers Dairy Farm on Rt. 21 near Carmichaels for decades until his final illness.  He also raised chickens and sold eggs.

    He was a member of St. Hugh Church, Carmichaels, and the Carmichaels Grange.

    John is survived by a sister; Mary K. Holonich, of Carmichaels, 2 brothers, Thomas R. Pevarnik, of Carmichaels, and Robert G. Pevarnik (Linda), of Martinsburg, W.V., and several nieces and nephews.

    Deceased in addition to his parents are a brother-in-law, Michael Holonich and sister-in-law, Alice Pevarnik; a niece, Audrey Akers, and nephew, Thomas Holonich.

    Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on April 11, 2017 Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Private Services will be held on Wednesday with Reverend John Bauer, officiating.

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

    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Greene County 4-H Scholarship Fund.    Condolences:   www.legacy.com

​James F. (Bo) Bane

    
James F. (Bo) Bane, age 65, of Carmichaels, died April 1, 2017 in his home.

    Mr. Bane was born August 2, 1951 in Waynesburg, the son of the late William A. and Dorothy M. Whoolery Bane.

    James was a graduate of Carmichaels Area High School, and served his country in the 1970’s in the U.S. Army.

    Mr. Bane worked as a carpenter for several area construction companies and as a grounds keeper and maintenance man for Brodak’s Route 88 Mobile Home Park.

    In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, gardening, and playing with his dog, Piper.

    He was a member of the Nemacolin Citizens Club.

    Mr. Bane is survived by a sister, Kathy Willham, of Carmichaels; 5 nephews and 4 nieces.

     Deceased are 3 brothers; William A. Bane III, Thomas O. Bane, and Edward Bane.

    Funeral arrangements are private.  The Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor is in charge.Condolences:  www.legacy.com


Allen Ross Francey

    
Allen Ross Francey, age 72, of Waynesburg, died March 24, 2017 in his home.

     Mr. Francey was born December 5, 1944 in Davistown, Pa., the son of the late Joe L. and Sylvia Ellen Willyard Francey.

     He was a farm worker all his life.

     Allen is survived by one brother; Joseph Francey, and 2 sisters; Anna Mae Walls (Henry) and Nancy A. Kuntz (Russell).

     Deceased are 2 sisters; Sylvie and Delores Francey , and 2 brothers; Donald E. and Charles E. Ross Francey.

     Private services provided by Lesako Funeral Home Inc, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor.

​Mark S. Wozny

    
Mark S. Wozny, age 55, of Nemacolin, died March 22, 2017 in his home after a long illness.

     Mr. Wozny was born November 21, 1961 in Waynesburg, the son of the late Charles and Betty Lint Wozny.

     On September 15, 1984, Mark married Debra Lynn Arbuckle Wozny who survives.

     Also surviving are 2 daughters; Stormie Elsworth (Matthew), of Archdale, N.C. and Autumn Wozny (Margaret K.), of Masontown, Pa.; 2 grandchildren, Bradley and Jake Elsworth; 4 sisters, Mary Ann Walker (Roy), of Newport News, Va., Brenda Jones (Steve), of McCormick, S.C., Linda Dulik (Mike), of Nemacolin, and Sarah Bussoletti (Kenneth), of Fairmont, W.V.; and a brother, Charles Franklin Wozny (Pam), of Charleroi; and many nieces and nephews.

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his oldest brother, John Wozny.

     Mark was a retired HVAC technician.

     He enjoyed listening to the radio, and Facetime with his grandchildren.

     Funeral arrangements are private under the direction of the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor.

Anna B. Morris

    
Anna B. Morris, age 93, of Carmichaels died Wednesday March 15, 2017 in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg.

    Mrs. Morris was born August 30, 1923 in Thompson #2, Fayette County, the daughter of the late Thomas and Anna Klokocki Baresich.

    On April 23, 1945, Anna married Sgt. Joseph C. Morris who died March 27, 2004.

    Anna is survived by a daughter Audrey Vuknic (Joseph), of Seneca, S.C., 2 sons; Attorney Charles J. Morris (Janice), of Waynesburg, and Robert Morris (Diane), of Albright, W. V.; 4 grandchildren, Joseph G. Vuknic III (Jennifer), Jenna Morris, Trevor Morris, and MaryAnn Morris; and a great granddaughter, Morgan Vuknic; 2 sisters; Mary Hartung, of Pittsburgh, and Kay Mioranza (Wayne), of Northfield, Ohio; a brother, Tom Baresich, of Cleveland, Ohio.

    A brother, Joseph Baresich is deceased.

    During World War II, Anna helped assemble infantry glider planes in Pittsburgh.

    She worked for years at the former Greenway Clothing Plant in Waynesburg.

    She was a devout Roman Catholic who attended St. Hugh Church in Carmichaels, and was a member of the Altar Rosary Society of the Church.  She helped prepare meals for funeral wakes until her health no longer permitted.

    She loved all children, and particularly her grandchildren.

    Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Friday March 17, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m.  A Prayer Service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel followed by a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in St. Hugh Church, 408 Rt. 88 Rd, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 with the Reverend John M. Bauer, Celebrant.

    Interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

    Parish Wake Service at 6:00 p.m. Friday in the Funeral Home.    Online obituary:   www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com   Condolences:   www.legacy.com

Stephen E.Hoalcraft


Stephen E.Hoalcraft, age 67, of Waynesburg, died March 14, 2017 in Washington Health System of Waynesburg.  Services are private under the direction of the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels, Pa. 15320.

Paul A. Gashie

    
Paul A. Gashie, age 90, of Greensboro, Pa. died Wednesday March 8, 2017 in his home.

    Mr. Gashie was born March 11, 1926 in Woodside, Fayette County, the son of the late Michael and Augustina Gashie.

    On May 17, 1952, Paul married Lena Benedict Gashie who survives.  Also surviving are 2 daughters; Maria Podolinski (Michael), of Morgantown, W.V., and Denise Lawson, of Greensboro, Pa. , 3 grandsons; Michael Podolinski, Zachary Cumberland, and Jacob Lawson; a sister, Augustina Wolfe, of Troy, Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.

    In addition to his parents; 4 brothers are deceased, Lawrence, Michael, Frank, and Joseph Gashie, and a sister, Mary Skvarch.

    Mr. Gashie served his country as a Military Policeman in the U.S. Army during World War II in the U.S.A.

    He was a retired coal miner from the former Duquesne Light Warwick Mine at Greensboro, and was a proud member of the U.M.W.A. and American Legion.

    Paul loved to work on antique cars; especially Chevies, and was a member of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America.

    Mr. Gashie attended Our Lady of Consolation Roman Catholic Church in Nemacolin.

    Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa., 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. when a Prayer Service will begin in the Funeral Home Chapel followed by a mass at 11:00 a.m. in St. Hugh Church, 408 Rt. 88 Road, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320.

    A Parish Wake Service will be held at 3:45 p.m. on Friday.

    Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park in Point Marion, Pa. with Full Military Rites accorded by the American Legion.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Amedysis Hospice or the American Cancer Society.


Barbara Ann Williamson

    
Barbara Ann Williamson, age 67, of Dilliner, died February 22, 2017 in her home after a long illness.

    Mrs. Williamson was born October 31, 1949 in Elkins, W.V. the daughter of the late George and Edna Simmons Williams.

    She worked as a coal miner at Cumberland Mine, and was a proud member of Local 2300, UMWA, and the Pt. Marion Eagles Aerie 1932 Auxiliary.

    On October 4, 1967, Barbara Ann married Robert V. Williamson, also surviving are a daughter, Diane Titchnor (Paul), of Pt. Marion, and a granddaughter, Rebecca Sabo (Scott), of Denbo.

    She struggled for many years with health problems, but her spirit and love of her family remained strong.

    Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc,, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Saturday February 25, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Funeral Service will begin at 7:45 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel.    Condolences:   www.legacy.com

​Benjamin Howard II

    Benjamin Howard II, age 51, of Claysville, formerly of Carmichaels, died of injuries he sustained in an auto accident near West Finley on February 23, 2017.

    Mr. Howard was born October 7, 1965 in Washington, the son of Benjamin Howard Sr. and the late Helen Jane Shekerko Howard.

    Mr. Howard served his country in the 1980’s in the U.S. Army.  He worked as a steel cutter for Rohanna Iron and Metal, Waynesburg until he became disabled.

    Benjamin is survived by his father, Benjamin Howard Sr. (Susan), a daughter, Destiny Howard, of West Finley; a grandson, Christopher Clutter; 4 brothers, Timmy Howard, Robert Howard (Kristi), Joseph Howard, and Benjamin Joseph Howard, 2 sisters; Diane Salisbury (Steve), and Barbara Howard; several nieces and nephews, and his blood brother, Jay Leonard, and several nieces and nephews.

    He raised several step-children.

    Deceased in addition to his mother, are a sister, Debbie I. Howard, and his former wives; Carolyn Hayes and Sandra Howard.

    Family and friends will be received on Monday February 27, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m.  Full Military Rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 400 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491 at 4:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home.   A Funeral Service will begin at 7:30 p.m. with Minister Zane Mitchell, officiating.Condolences:   www.legacy.com

Mary McKenzie Burnette

1952 – 2017

    Mary McKenzie Burnette, of Nemacolin, age 65, died February 19, 2017 at Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg after a long illness.

    Mrs. Burnette was born February 19, 1952 in Waynesburg, the daughter of the late William J. and Rosella Shipley McKenzie.

    Mary was a graduate of Carmichaels Area High School, Class of 1970, and she was a homemaker until becoming ill.

    Mary is survived by her daughter, Carrie A. Burnette, of Nemacolin, and 2 grandchildren, William and Nathaniel Burnette, a sister, Wilma Tuttle, of Rices Landing; a niece, Jennifer Townsend (Travis), a nephew Nicholas Weightman; a great nephew, Ryker Townsend; her former husband, John Burnette; and many cousins.

    Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Tuesday February 21, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday February 22, 2017 from 10 to 11 a.m.  A Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Carl Kibler, officiating.

    Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels.    Condolences:   www.legacy.com


Victoria Susan Richter


    Victoria Susan Richter, age 71, of Waynesburg died Tuesday February 14, 2017 in Donnell House, Washington, Pa. after a long illness.

    Mrs. Richter was born December 30, 1945 in Waynesburg, the daughter of the late Robert Reinhart and Elizabeth Johns Lanham, of Dalton, Ohio.

    In addition to her mother, Victoria is survived by 4 children, Patricia McNary (Walter), of Waynesburg, Robert Belford, of Texas, Twyla Chambers, of Mather, and Jessica Barlow, of Rogersville, 9 grandchildren, 2 brothers, Kirk and Robert Reinhart, and a sister, Linda Dellasandro.    Her husband, Charles Richter, is deceased.​



​Zoey Ladybug Wilson

    Zoey Ladybug Wilson, age 49, of Waynesburg, died Sunday February 12, 2017 in Washington Hospital, Washington, Pa. after a long illness.

    Mrs. Wilson was born February 5, 1968 in Pyallup, Washington, the daughter of Leslie Phillips and the late Patsy Foley Phillips.

    Zoey is survived by 3 sons, Garrett Hysell, Ryan Romanowski, and Joshua Hysell and wife Michelle, all of Waynesburg, a grandson, Carter Hysell, and sister, Joyce Phillips, of Waynesburg.

    In addition to her mother, 3 brothers are deceased, Jonathan D., Dale, and David Phillips.    Services are private provided by the Lesako Funeral Home Inc.