paul m. lesako funeral home inc

Paul M. Lesako, Supervisor/Funeral Director

Dorothy Jane Buttermore King

    
Dorothy Jane Buttermore King, of Morgantown W.V. went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 31, 2016 in her home.

     Mrs. King was born on April 2, 1929 in California, Pa., the daughter of the late Charles and Anna Ross.

     Dorothy grew up in Jefferson, Pa., and was a 1947 graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School.  She worked at McCrory’s Department Store in Waynesburg, Pa. for seven years, and at the West Virginia University Twin Towers as a food service worker for ten years.

     Mrs. King attended the Mt. Morris Assembly of God Church.

     Dorothy is survived by a step-son, Franklin (Skipper) D. King, Jr., of Morgantown, W.V., a sister, Catherine Louise Pringle, of Uhrichville, Ohio, 2 nieces, Sandy Lou Bolon, of Dover, Ohio and Anna Marie Griffin, of Dennison, Ohio, and several other nieces and nephews.

     In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded by her first husband Joseph (Buff) Buttermore, who died in 1974, and her 2nd. husband, Franklin D. King, Sr., who died in 2004.

     The family wishes to thank Dorothy’s caregivers and hospice for her constant care and concern.

     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 Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel.  The Service will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel.

     Interment will follow in Monongahela Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, Pa.

     Online obituary: www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com   Condolences:  www.legacy.com

Melva Miller Gideon

    
Melva Miller Gideon, age 82, of Carmichaels died February 1, 2016 in Washington Hospital.

     Mrs. Gideon was born January 26, 1934 in Fayette Co., the daughter of the late James and Emily Collins Miller.

     On June 9, 1951, Melva married George R. (Bob) Gideon who died October 25, 2013. 

     Also surviving are 3 children, Bob Gideon (Karen), of Carmichaels, Debbie Ritchey (Robert), of Carmichaels, and Kevin Gideon (Jackie), of Kansas City, Mo., 6 grandchildren, Ryan Gideon, Renee Gideon, Blair Ritchey (Emily), Jennifer Madlock (Brian), Stacy Ray (Mac Kelley), Kelley Mahle (Jeffrey), great grandchildren, Haley and Caleb Ritchey, Brianna and Brody Madlock, Ethan and Molly Ray, Logan and Emma Mahle, a sister, Lorraine Sweitzer (Gerald), and many nieces and nephews.

     In addition to her husband, a sister Valetta Bizub, and 3 brothers, J.B., James, and Tommy Miller are deceased.

     Mrs. Gideon worked as an LPN at Mon General Hospital, Morgantown, W.V. until her retirement.

     She was a member of the Greene Valley Presbyterian Church and the church choir in Carmichaels.  Melva was an avid reader, and enjoyed her cat, Dinah.

     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 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday.  The Service will begin at 11:05 with the Reverend Keith Larson, officiating.

     Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels.

     Online obituary:  www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com  Condolences:  www.legacy.com

Karen A. Dobbins Sweeney

    
Karen A. Dobbins Sweeney, age 60, of Carmichaels died Sunday January 31, 2016 in Allegheny General Hospital after a long illness.

     Mrs. Sweeney was born September 28, 1955 in Brownsville Hospital, the daughter of the late Robert and Jennie Louise Bowser Dobbins.

     Surviving are her 2 daughters, Thelma Areford Friday (John Kuntz), of Carmichaels, and Kimberly Areford Jamison (Jon Smoody), of Rices Landing, 4 grandchildren, Heather Whyel (Zach Cogar), of Carmichaels, Jenifer Whyel (Jeff Swift), of Carmichaels, Ewing and Cera Jamison, of Rices Landing, 4 great grandchildren, John Robert Harden, Xavier Cogar, Jay Lynn Swift and a great grandson on the way, 2 brothers, Robert Dobbins (Wendy), of Carmichaels, Buster Dobbins (Enes), of Niles, Ohio and 2 sisters, Norma Plavi (Mickey), of Nemacolin, and Peggy Thomas, of Carmichaels, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

     Deceased in addition to her parents are a son, Ewing Areford, and a brother, Jeff Dobbins, and sister, Ruth E. Rogozinski.

     Karen enjoyed building puzzles, and spending time with friends and family.  She was a great friend, and loved by many.

     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 Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.  The Funeral Service will begin at 8:05 in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Reagan Fike, officiating.

      The American Legion Post 400 Auxiliary will hold a Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m., in the funeral home.

     The family invites friends to a dinner from 4:00 until 5:30 in the American Legion Hall.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.     Online obituary:  www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com  Condolences:  www.legacy.com

Alberta L. Wolfe

    
Alberta L. Wolfe, age 84, of Rices Landing died on January 31, 2016 in Rolling Meadows Nursing Care, Waynesburg, Pa.

     Mrs. Wolfe was born September 18, 1931 in Brownsville, the daughter of the late Albert and Virginia Mt Joy McKenna Hewitt.

     On February 8, 1951, Alberta married William (Blackie) Wolfe who died December 25, 2008.

     Mrs. Wolfe is survived by 2 daughters, Diana King, of Waynesburg, Susan Townsend (John), of Carmichaels, and 2 sons, James Wolfe (Darlene) and Dennis Wolfe (Bonnie), both of Rices Landing, and 4 grandsons, James Wolfe II (girlfriend, Kristi), Travis Townsend (Jennifer), Zachary Wolfe, and Brandon Wolfe.

     A sister-in-law, Dolores McKenna also survives, along with many nieces, nephews and friends at Rolling Meadows.

     In addition to her parents and husband, a brother, Thomas McKenna and a stepfather, Charles I. Hewitt are deceased.

     Alberta was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Crucible.

     Alberta was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Rices Landing.  She will be missed greatly.

     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 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m.  The Funeral Service will begin at 11:05 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend John M. Bauer, officiating.

     Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Crucible.     Online obituary:  www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com   Condolences:  www.legacy.com

Thelma Rose Adams

    
Thelma Rose Adams, age 89, of Dilliner died January 19, 2016 in Golden Living Center, Waynesburg, Pa.

     Mrs. Adams was born September 6, 1926 in Poland Mines, Pa., the daughter of the late Harry Franklin and Geneva Rose David Brown.

     On May 21, 1948, Thelma married Ralph Adams Jr. who is now deceased.

     Also surviving are 4 children, Ellen Adams Keenan (Teri), of Escondido, Ca., Carol Boyd (Stephen), of Tucson, Az., David Adams (Christine), of Headlee Heights, and Ralph Adams (Minda), of Garards Fort, 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

     Deceased in addition to her parents and husband are a daughter, Diana Ruth Adams, and 3 brothers, Harry M., William, and Kenneth Brown.

     Mrs. Adams was a member of the Mapletown United Methodist Church.

     She was a former member of the Carmichaels Senior Citizens.  She enjoyed bingo, camping, and bowling in her spare time.

     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 January 22, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 to 1 p.m.  The Service will begin at 1:05 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Dave McElroy, officiating.

     Interment will follow in Monongahela Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, Pa.

     The family wishes to acknowledge the kindness and love given to their mother by Golden Living and Amedysis Hospice caregivers.

     Online obituary:  www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com  Condolences:  www.legacy.com

Edwin Lee Pyles

    
Edwin Lee Pyles, age 72, of Carmichaels, formerly of Fairmont, W.V. died Monday January 11, 2016 in his home after a long illness.

    Mr. Pyles was born November 2, 1943 in Fairmont, W.V., the son of the late Ira Lee and Evelyn H. Morris Pyles.

    Mr. Pyles was a graduate of East Fairmont High in 1961, and worked as an electrician for 45 years for R & E Electric Co. of Fairmont.

    He served in the U.S. Army in Japan in the early 1960’s.

    On November 8, 2004, Edwin married Belinda Davis Hillsman Pyles who survives.  Also surviving are 5 children, Kody, Kari Ann, Greg, Kevin, and Kent Pyles, and 14 grandchildren; including McKenna Sines who they are raising, and 2 sisters, Diana Flowers and Jona Ra Williamson, and a brother, Kevin Pyles.

    A son Ronny Pyles is deceased.

    Mr. Pyles was a member of American Legion Post 400, Carmichaels and the Waynesburg Moose Lodge.

    After retirement, he enjoyed just sitting on his front porch, and drinking a beer in the summer months.  He was a Pittsburgh Pirates and West Virginia University football and basketball fan.

    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 January 14, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the evening with Reverend Stan Jenkins, officiating.

    Full Military Rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 400 and V.F.W. Post 3491 at 4:00 p.m.

    Interment will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.    Online obituary:  www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com  Condolences:  www.legacy.com

Marleny Rice

     Marleny Rice, age 33, of Carmichaels died January 4, 2016 in her home.

     Mrs. Rice was born March 5, 1982 in Perth Amboy, N.J., the daughter of Jose M. and Gloria
​Lopez Fernandez.

     On March 1, 2013, Marleny married James H. Rice Jr.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. 

Rice is survived by a daughter, Jaime Burns, and 2 brothers, Jose M. Fernandez Jr. and Richard 

Fernandez (Jennifer), and several Aunts, Uncles, and cousins.

     Mrs. Rice was a graduate of North Carolina State University and had a Masters’  Degree from 

Kaplan University.  She was formerly employed at Presley Ridge Family Services, Waynesburg, as a family therapist.

     Burial Services will be held in Newark, New York.

     Online obituary:  www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com  Condolences:  www.legacy.com

James Edward Menear

    
James Edward Menear, age 93, of Dilliner died January 6, 2016 in his home.

    Mr. Menear was born February 24, 1922 in Clarksburg, W.V., the son of the late William Dayton and Iva Lane Menear.

    On May 2, 1946, Jim married Matilda Quebral who survives.  Also surviving are 5 children, William D. Menear (Freda), of Bobtown, Iva Jean Stefaniak, of White Oak, Richard A. Menear (Peggy), of Bobtown, David R. Menear (Christina), of Bobtown and Brenda L. Smith (Tom), of Irwin, 9 grandchildren, Laura Stevulak (Richard), Jamey Dixon (Charles), Becky Cumpston, Wesley Menear, Rick Menear (Christy), Brooke Ackerman (Jon), Ashley Menear, Jared Smith, Noah Smith, and 16 great grandchildren.

    In addition to his parents, a son James E. Menear Jr. and granddaughter, Jennifer are deceased.  He was the last member of his immediate family.

    Mr. Menear served his country in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theatre during WWII.

    He was a retired coal miner from Cumberland Mine and a member of the U.M.W.A.

    Jim was a member of the Mt. Morris American Legion and Mt.Morris Sportsmen’s Club.  He loved to play cards, reading, and western movies.

    Family and friends will be received on Sunday, January 10, 2016, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 1 to 2:00 p.m.  The Service will begin at 2:05 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Janes Cooley II.  

    Interment will follow in Monongahela Hill Cemetery, Greensboro.

    Full Military Rites will be accorded by the Carmichaels American Legion Post 400 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491.    Online obituary:  www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com  Condolences:  www.legacy.com

​Richard Franklin Cooke

   
 Richard Franklin Cooke, age 80, of Nemacolin died Wednesday, January 6, 2016 in U.P.M.C. - Mercy 

     Mr. Cooke was born July 18, 1935 in Rices Landing, the son of the late Burns F. and Vera Jean 

     Mr. Cooke is survived by 2 sons, Richard Christian Cooke, of Cokeburg, and Bruce Cooke (Debra) of 

Uniontown, and 3 grandchildren, Tony Cooke, Kevin Bercosky, and Brodie Cooke, and 5 great 

grandchildren, Nickolas, Lacie, Arianna, Tony, and Alex, and a sister, Emma LaRiccia.

     In addition to his parents, his wife Martha Louise Lukowsky Cooke is deceased.

     Mr. Cooke was a retired technician for the former Malsbury-Carlisle Co. of Uniontown.  He enjoyed 

figuring things out and helping friends with various projects.

     Richard served as a Scout Master in Nemacolin for many 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 Sunday, 

January 10, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday.  A Funeral Service will be 

held at 11:05 in the Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend John Bauer, officiating.

     Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Crucible, Pa.

     Online obituary:  www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com  Condolences:  www.legacy.com

John H. (Jack) Miller

    
John H. (Jack) Miller, age 77, of Rices Landing, formerly of Penn Hills died December 28, 2015 in Donnell House, Washington Health System.

     Mr. Miller was born July 31, 1938 in Duquesne, the son of the late John and Laura Miller.

     He is survived by his first wife and mother of his children, Barbara S. Doolittle, 5 sons, Frank Miller (Judy) of Greensburg, John Miller (Linda) of South Park, Bob Miller (Christine) of Rices Landing, Bill Miller of Plum Boro, Tom Miller (Janet) of Plum Boro, 13 grandchildren, Marissa, Laura, Matthew, Valerie, Benjamin, Rebekah, Andrew, Hannah, Leah, Miranda, Josh, Gabrielle, Justine, and 1 great granddaughter, Lily Hummel, 2 sisters,  Laura Shook, Joanne Hrabosky, 1 brother, Bill Miller.

     Deceased in addition to his parents is his second wife, Nancy Denzer Miller, and a sister Alberta.

     Mr. Miller was a retired employee from U.S. Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh with 35 years of service.

     He was a member of the First Assembly of God  Church, Waynesburg, and a former Master of F and AM, Dallas Lodge 231, Pittsburgh.

     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 Wednesday December 30, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.  A Memorial Service will be held at 8:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Victor B. Jochen, officiating.

     Online obituary:  www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com  Condolences:  www.legacy.com

Annabelle Rankin Pratt

    
Annabelle Rankin Pratt, age 91, of Stringtown, Carmichaels died December 25, 2015 in Rolling Meadows Nursing Care, Waynesburg, Pa.

     Mrs. Pratt was born August 15, 1924 in Palmer, Fayette County, the daughter of the late John and Nora Guesman Rankin.

     On September 13, 1941, Annabelle married Robert E. Pratt who died April 10, 2002.

     Mrs. Pratt is survived by 5 children, John L. (Jack) Pratt and wife Betty of Carmichaels, Robert (Pete) Pratt and wife Alta of Crucible, Ann Blair of Wind Ridge, Joyce Denise Krcelich and husband Joseph of Carmichaels, Jeffrey Linn Pratt and wife Lori of Carmichaels, 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.  Several nieces and nephews survive.

     Deceased in addition to her parents and husband are 2 brothers, Ed and Raymond Rankin, and 2 sisters, Betty Lindsey and Dorothy who died in infancy, and a son-in-law, Larry Blair.

     Mrs. Pratt operated a beauty shop and a boarding home in Carmichaels for many years.  She was an excellent pie and cookie baker, and baked over 3500 pies over the years for the Carmichaels Volunteer Fire Department and Chamber of Commerce for the King Coal Show.

     She was a beloved member of the Carmichaels Community who everyone knew simply as Annabelle.  She was a devoted mother to her family and caregiver to her boarding home family.

     Mrs. Pratt was a member of the First Methodist Church, of Carmichaels.

     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 Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. A Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Richard Everly, officiating.

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

     In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity.

     Online obituary: www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com  Condolences: www.legacy.com

Mary Chekosky Burich

    
Mary Chekosky Burich, age 91, of Greensboro, died Wednesday, December 16, 2015 in Strabane Woods Assisted Living, Washington, Pa.

     Mrs. Burich was born February 8, 1924 in Footedale, Fayette County, the daughter of Paul and Sofie Mikolajcyk Chekosky.

     On May 21, 1949, Mary married John Burich who became a member of the United Mine Workers District 4 International Executive Board.  Mr. Burich died February 4, 2009.

     Mrs. Burich is survived by 3 children, John Burich and wife, Joyce, of Vermilion, Ohio, Mary Ann Lockett and husband, Mel, of  Hunterville, NC, and Pauline Crumrine, of Canonsburg, 3 grandchildren,John D. Kushner and wife Elisha, Jennifer Caudell and husband, Ken, Lynn Hudak and husband Nathan, 4 great grandchildren, Mia and Keira Caudell, Evelina Hudak, Jordan Kushner, a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Hamburg, and several nieces and nephews.

     Deceased in addition to her husband and parents are 3 brothers, Mike, John, and Pete Chekosky, and a sister, Jennie Fezie.

     Mary was a member of the former Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Greensboro.  She was active in the Altar-Rosary Society of the church.

     She was also a member of the Greensboro V.F.W. Auxiliary.

     Mary and John chaired the annual Chicken Barbeque Fundraiser for Holy Family Church for 20 years.

     She was a huge Steeler and Pirate fan, and decorated her home with sports items.

     She was an avid bingo player at the Greensboro Fire Hall.

     Her greatest joy and pleasure were her grandchildren and great 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 Home/Supervisor on Friday December 18, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. when a Prayer Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. in St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church in Bobtown with Reverend Father Lawrence Holpp, Celebrant.

     Interment will follow in Monongahela Hill Cemetery, Greensboro.

     Online obituary:  www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com  Condolences:  www.legacy.com

 

Edgar (Cooter) Sloneker

Edgar (Cooter) Sloneker, age 81, of Jefferson died December 7, 2015 in Golden Living Nursing Center, Waynesburg.

Mr. Sloneker was born July 11, 1934 in Jefferson, Pa., the son of the late William and Florence Clark Sloneker.

He was a retired coal miner.

Mr. Sloneker is survived by a daughter, Juanita Rose Cettin (Frank), of Bobtown, and a son Edward Brian Sloneker, of Pittsburgh, 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Deceased in addition to his parents are his wife, Agnes May Sloneker, a son, Ira Douglas Sloneker, 2 brothers, Tom and James Sloneker, and 5 sisters, Esther Leahew, Evelyn Hall, Sarah Sines, Annie Fotta, and Cathran Phillips.

Funeral arrangements are private. The Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor.

Online obituary: www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com Condolences: www.legacy.com


Josephine M.  Kozlowski

     Josephine M. Kozlowski, age 85, of Nemacolin died Thursday December 3, 2015 in Rolling Meadows Nursing Care, Waynesburg.

     Josephine was born November 15, 1930 in Uniontown, the daughter of the late Michael and Maria Matey Simkovic Sr.

     She is survived by 6 children, Joseph Kozlowski (Mary) of Carmichaels, John Kozlowski (Harriet) of Nemacolin, Vincent Kozlowski, Sr. (Billie) of Nemacolin, Debra Cox (John) of Carmichaels, Jerry Kozlowski (Anna) of Uniontown, Cindy Walters of Uniontown, 15 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren, one brother, Andy Simkovic of Carmichaels, and many nieces and nephews.

     In addition to her parents, deceased are a son, Charles and a daughter, Donna Marie Kozlowski, 2 brothers, Joseph and Mike Simkovic, and 2 sisters, Ann Zdravecky and Velma Kesock, and a son-in-law, Clarence Walters.

     Josephine was a member of Our Lady of Consolation Church, Nemacolin, and the Altar Rosary Society.

     She loved looking after her family, cooking, canning, and crocheting.

     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, December 5, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m..  A Prayer Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. in St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church, Carmichaels with the Reverend John M. Bauer, Celebrant.

     Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Leckrone, Pa.

     Online obituary: www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com  Condolences:  www.legacy.com

Mildred Irene Menhart

   
  Mildred Irene Menhart, age 89, of Crucible, Pa., died November 29, 2015.

     Mrs. Menhart was born January 3, 1926 in Ralph, Pa., the daughter of the late John and Dora Kmetz Polander.

     On July 28, 1943, Irene married John (Minnie) Menhart who died July 7, 2004.

     Mrs. Menhart is survived by her beloved daughter, Victoria L. Menhart, of Crucible, a sister, Dolores Menhart, Carmichaels, and many nieces and nephews.

     Deceased are a sister, Pauline Russo, and 6 brothers, William, Robert, Jimmy, Albert, Frank, and John Polander.

     Mrs. Menhart worked for many years as a garment worker at the former Greeneway Manufacturing Co., Waynesburg.

     Irene was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church of Crucible.  She was a member of the Rosary Society and Christian Mothers of the Church, and the Crucible Ladies Aid Group.

     Irene enjoyed sitting on the front porch of her home in the warm months visiting with her neighbors, and her best friend, Janet Kline.

     She and her family appreciated the kindness and care of Amedysis Hospice, and her special caregiver, Karen.

     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 Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 9 to 11 a.m.  A Prayer Service will be held at 11:05 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend John M. Bauer, officiating.

     Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Crucible, Pa.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association, or Amedysis Hospice.

     Online obituary:  www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com  Condolences:  www.legacy.com

 
William J. Bartoletti, Jr.

     William J. Bartoletti, Jr., age 68, of Rices Landing, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at his home.

     Mr. Bartoletti was born March 21, 1947, in Washington the son of the late William J. and Alice M. Enfield Bartoletti, Sr.

     On November 3, 1984, Bart married Paula Slack Bartoletti, who survives.

     He was the beloved father of 3 daughters, Pam Bayles and husband Bob of Carmichaels, Susan Sholtis of Hattiesburg, MS, and Billie Jo Corella and husband, Mark, of Belle Vernon, Pa.

     He will be greatly missed by his 6 grandchildren, Megan Bayles, Jacob and Nicholas Sholtis, and Alexandra, Vanessa and Anthony Corella., and loving nieces and nephews.

     Bart was also survived by his brother, Richard Bartoletti and his wife Joanne, of Khedive, and his favorite brother-in-law, Gene Darby of Berea, the husband of his late sister, Donna., his mother-in-law, Mildred Slack, Hurricane, W.V., and sister-in-law, Kim Taylor and husband Jeff, Port St. Lucie, Florida.

     After graduating from Jefferson-Morgan High School in 1965, Bart attended the Pennsylvania State Police Academy and graduated in 1970.  He served as a State Trooper until he retired from the Waynesburg Barracks on January 13, 1995.  He was a member of the State Police Rodeo Team early in his career.

     When he was not at home, Bart could always be found on the golf course.  He was a member of the Greene Co. Country Club since 1982, and served as President for the past 17 years.

     He enjoyed playing poker on Friday nights, attending monthly retirement breakfasts at Laverne’s Restaurant, and driving his Corvette.

     At the wishes of Bart, there will be no services.  The family requests memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette Friends of Animals, Box 1282, Uniontown, Pa. 15401.

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

     Online obituary and Condolences at:  www.legacy.com

Velma (Grams) Severini

    
Velma (Grams) Severini, age 85, of Rices Landing, died Monday, November 23, 2015, in her home.

     Mrs. Severini was born May 14, 1930 in Ohiopyle, the daughter of the late Walter and Nancy King Seese.

     On February 4, 1949, Velma married Chester (Biff) Severini, who survives.  Also surviving, are 2 daughters, Cheryl Voytek and husband, Donald, of Carmichaels, Brenda Andrascik and husband, Ronald, of Overland Park, Kansas, 2 granddaughters, Dawn Marie Tamborino, of Pittsburgh, and Nicole Colarusso and husband, Vince, of Carmichaels, 4 great grandchildren, Victoria and Ty Tamborino, and Dominic and Giana Colarusso, a sister, Loretta Koratich, of Rices Landing, a brother, Thomas Seese, of Ravenna, Ohio, and many nieces and nephews.

     Velma was called “Grams” by many who knew her.  Her acts of selfless kindness to all her many friends reminded them of a beloved Grandmother.  Kevin and Susan Martin, and sons, Adam and P.J. and family were special to her. 

     Deceased in addition to her parents are 2 sisters, Helen Severini and Fay Guesman, a brother, Walter Dale Seese.  A daughter, Mary Jean Severini died in infancy.

     Mrs. Severini was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church of Rices Landing, the Altar Rosary Society, and Christian Mothers of the church.

     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 November 24, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m.  A Prayer Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church, Carmichaels with the Reverend John M. Bauer, Celebrant.

     Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg.

     The family would like to recognize the Amedysis Hospice, of Masontown for their kindly care.

     Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to Amedysis Hospice, or St. Jude Hospital for Children.

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