paul m. lesako funeral home inc

Paul M. Lesako, Supervisor/Funeral Director


    Thelma Kathryn McDermott Thomas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Barbara Ann Dillow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels.


Harriett Ilene Chanaki    

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Robert J. Makcen    

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Betty Rogene Forgen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                She enjoyed puzzles and western movies.

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

                Burial will follow in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown.

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

Charles M. Walker Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Richard J. Kalist

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

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

Harold Gregg Stephens Jr.

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

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

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

                He attended Greene Valley Presbyterian Church, of Carmichaels.

                Harold mowed Lawns in Carmichaels until his health declined.

                He loved to hunt and fish.

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

Sherry Deana Wright


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

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

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

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

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

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


Hilda E. Huey


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

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

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

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

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

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

                

Donald Thomas Harper


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

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

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

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

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

David Hamilton (Goose) Guesman

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

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

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

                A nephew, Michael Guesman, is deceased,

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

    Paul J. Kron

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

Joseph W. Stiles    

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

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

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

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

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

    A brother, Harry Stiles, is deceased.

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


    Rose Mary Galloway

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

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

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

    A brother, Roy Lee Galloway is deceased.

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

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


Charles William (Bill) Hart

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Alice Lipar Mitzen    

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

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

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

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

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

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


Percy Day Teagarden    

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

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

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

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

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


Genevieve Krcelich

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

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

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

    She was a Roman Catholic.

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

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

    Services are private.

    Interment in LaFayette Memorial Park, Briar Hill, Pa.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Carolyn Phillips    

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

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

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

    Her grandfathers, Vernon Phillips and Donald Yeager are deceased.

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

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

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


    Rose Marie Pratt

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

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

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

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

    A son, Todd Lee Pratt is deceased.

    She enjoyed playing video games with her family.

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


    Stanley Kuzlinski

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

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

    His wife Julia Juracko Kuzlinski died in 2017.

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

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

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

    Two brothers and three sisters are deceased.

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


    Cecil J. Metcalf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Edward M. Zalar Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor.


Walter Lee Smithley

Walter Lee Smithley (Sonny), age 77, of Dilliner, Pa, died December 25, 2017 in his home.

    Mr. Smithley was born December 15, 1940 in Dilliner, the son of the late John and Mary Orr Smithley. He was a life-long resident.

    On October 21, 1967, Walter married the late Linda A. Robinson Smithley.

    Mr. Smithley is survived by 3 children; Walter L. Smithley Jr., Heather Smithley, both of Dilliner, and Matthew Smithley (Katherine) of Coraopolis; 3 grandchildren, Ryan, Trevor, and Liliana; 2 siblings, Kenneth Smithley and Judith Wade.

    Deceased is a brother, John Smithley.

    Mr. Smithley served his country in the U.S. Navy, in the 1950’s and 60’s. He was a sailor on the inaugural mission of the U.S.S. Enterprise, and a member of the Point Marion American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Smithley was also a proud member of the U.M.W.A., and worked for many years in a small mine near Bobtown. Walter also worked at Rolling Meadows Nursing Home.

    Walter enjoyed playing the PA lottery, and slot machines. He hoped that you play the lottery, or slots, and hit a jackpot!

    No services are planned. Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.


 Dorothy Louise Wilkins
  
 Dorothy Louise Wilkins, age 69, of Mount Morris, Pa. died December 21, 2017 in her home.

    Mrs. Wilkins was born February 3, 1948 near Morgantown, W.V., the daughter of the late Donald and Blanche McCormick King.

    On July 19, 1965, Dorothy married Lawrence (Buck) Wilkins Sr. who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons, Lawrence (Buck) Wilkins Jr. (Shawna), Morgantown W.V., Jerry Wilkins (Belinda), of Mt. Morris, Pa., and, Timothy Wilkins (Kelly), of Bobtown; 5 great grandchildren, Jerry Jr., Makayla, Chelsie, and Shalie Wilkins, and Amy Hughes; 2 great grandchildren, Jerry Wilkins III and Aubrianna Wise, 3 siblings, Ruth Westerman, Virginia Smith, and Ada Miller, and several nieces and nephews.

    Three siblings are deceased; John King, and Jerry and Margie Chipps.

    Dorothy enjoyed her family and friends, cooking, canning, and camping at Big Bear Lake.

    The family wishes to thank Brenda Todd, and Amedysis Hospice for caring for Dorothy.

    Dorothy requested no services. Cremation was provided by Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc.


James Sonny Conard

    James Sonny Conard, age 82, of Garards Fort, Pa., died December 17, 2017 in Washington Hospital.

    Mr. Conard was born March 6, 1935 in Garards Fort, Pa.,  the son of the late Samuel Morgan and Martha Charlotte Helmick Conard.

    He served his country in the U.S. Army in Germany, and then worked the family farm until he was unable.

    He loved to hunt, fish, garden, canning, and cooking.

    He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

    Deceased are 8 brothers; Noah H., Tom S., Charles, Lloyd, Carl, Hubert, Oscar, and Matthew Conard, and 6 sisters; Betty Scott, Georgia Jones, Virginia Cox, Evelyn Phillips, Thelma Lipscomb, and Leola Conard.

    Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Monday, December 18, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m.

    Full Military Rites will be accorded at 3:30 p.m. by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491, Carmichaels, Pa.

 Condolences:   www.legacy.com


​    Karen K. Cox

Karen K. Cox, age 64, of Dilliner, formerly of Carmichaels, died December 14, 2017 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

    Mrs. Cox was born June 15, 1953 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the daughter of the late Calvin K. and Virginia L. Cox.

    Karen is survived by her companion, Mark Stevulak; 4 children, Bobby Treece (Margretta), James A. Scott Sr. (Heather), Sabrina Brown (Cecil), and Heather Scott; 7 sisters, Janet Christopher, Kimberly Barnes, Virginia Whyel (Don), Catherine Cox, Sandra Kuntz, Debbie Hixenbaugh (Ronnie), Patty Pyles (Terry), ; 2 brothers, Calvin (Junior) Cox and Michael Cox (Beverly); 23 grandchildren; 15 greatgrandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

    Deceased are 2 sons; William T. (Red) Scott Jr., and Scotty Scott, and 2 grandchildren; LeAnn Staggers and Glenn Yoney Jr.

    Karen was a member of Senior Life of Waynesburg.

    She loved her large family, and her beloved dog, Jake.

    Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) on Monday December 18, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8pm. A service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 7:30pm with Reverend Charles Sowden.


Karen K. Cox, age 64, of Dilliner, formerly of Carmichaels, died December 14, 2017 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

    Mrs. Cox was born June 15, 1953 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the daughter of the late Calvin K. and Virginia L. Cox.

    Karen is survived by her companion, Mark Stevulak; 4 children, Bobby Treece (Margretta), James A. Scott Sr. (Heather), Sabrina Brown (Cecil), and Heather Scott; 7 sisters, Janet Christopher, Kimberly Barnes, Virginia Whyel (Don), Catherine Cox, Sandra Kuntz, Debbie Hixenbaugh (Ronnie), Patty Pyles (Terry), ; 2 brothers, Calvin (Junior) Cox and Michael Cox (Beverly); 23 grandchildren; 15 greatgrandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

    Deceased are 2 sons; William T. (Red) Scott Jr., and Scotty Scott, and 2 grandchildren; LeAnn Staggers and Glenn Yoney Jr.

    Karen was a member of Senior Life of Waynesburg.

    She loved her large family, and her beloved dog, Jake.

    Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) on Monday December 18, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8pm. A service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 7:30pm with Reverend Charles Sowden.



​Jeremy Michael Dickey

  
  Jeremy Michael Dickey, age 41, of Pittsburgh, died December 12, 2017 in Pittsburgh.

    Mr. Dickey was born March 12, 1976 in Waynesburg, the son of Joey L. Dickey, of Greensboro and the late Ellweene Pratt Dickey.

    He served his country in the U.S. Army.

    Mr. Dickey is survived in addition to his father by his stepfather, Patrick Blouir; a brother, Joey Dickey (Heidi Tharp), of Jefferson; 2 daughters, Saddie and Shea Dickey and Shea’s mother, Mandy Moore, a nephew, Joey Dickey III, several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

    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 16, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m.  Military Honors will be accorded at 3:00 p.m., and a Funeral Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel.    Online obituary:  www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com     Condolences:   www.legacy.com



​Mike M. Metz



​Mike M. Metz, age 83, of Carmichaels died Monday, December 12, 2017 in his home.

    Mr. Metz was born December 14, 1933 in Crucible, Pa, the son of the late Daniel and Helen Nester Metz.

    On September 20, 1998, Mike married Nancy Sue Rush Metz who survives. Also surviving are 4 stepchildren, Delbert Areford (Shannon), Theresa Irwin (Dave), Loretta Crouch (Mark), and John Lasko (Kelly); 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; a brother, Gerald Metz; and a nephew Ronald Metz (Barbara).

    4 siblings are deceased; Mildred McMcoy, Stella Summerson, Alex Metz, and Eli Metz; and 2 stepsons, Matthew Areford and Charles Lasko.

    Mr. Metz was a retired coal miner from Nemacolin Mine and a member of U.M.W.A.

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

    Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels Pa 15320 on Friday December 15, 2017 from 5 to 8pm. A funeral service will be held as 7:30pm with the Pastor Charles Sowden officiating.


Tyler Lynn Doman    

The world got a little bit darker when, on November 11, 2017, one of it’s brightest lights went out. Tyler Lynn Doman was 26 years old. Our Cherished, bright-eyed boy will forever be remembered by all whose lives he touched. Tyler was a 2010 graduate of Carmichaels High School, an avid outdoorsman, a union coal miner, a motorhead, loved golfing with his dad, an athlete, occasional guitar player-he simply got the most out of life. It was impossible to have a bad day with Ty-Too in the room. Mischievous, a prankster, so so witty, he had an infectious sense of humor. He helped with the Crucible Veterans’ Memorial and loved his crew at the Greene County Slavonic Club. When they were all younger, Tyler was the first grandchild, and he led his mostly girl cousins on grand adventures in his beloved woods. They adored him, their polar star. Tyler was a Boy Scout in every sense of the word, and was quite simply a genuinely good and decent young man. We shall never be the same.

    He is survived by his adoring parents, Frank and Mary John Doman, his Grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Martin Coode; aunts Leigh Ellen Coode Bibb and Kimberly Doman Neighbors and husband John, Uncles Thomas R. Doman Jr. (Pattie), James M., Kelly D. (and Cynthia Marietta), T. Saundy, and Stephen Lynn Coode (Amanda). His cousins include Sarah G. and Hannah M. Bibb, Thomas R. 3rd, Zachary and Zane Doman, Elizabeth M., Breanna R., Thomas M., Connor D., Ripley S. Coode, and Aimee Dow. Tyler was pre-deceased by his grandfathers, Thomas R. Doman, Dr. Thomas H. Coode, and his grandmother Francis Ann Smalish Doman, Aunt Philomena Doman Dow, and her husband Larry; cousins Rocky and Nina Doman, and cousin James Dow.

    In Lier of flowers, please donate your time or money to your favorite charity.

    Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 on Thursday from 1-3 and 5-7pm. The funeral service will begin at 7:00pm with Reverend John M. Bauer, officiating.


Anna E. Hetz

    
Anna E. Hetz, age 70, of Smithfield, Pa., died November 11, 2017 in Uniontown Hospital.

    Mrs. Hetz was born August 14, 1947 in Waynesburg, Pa., the daughter of the late Martin and Annie E. Neff Grmek.

    On November 6, 1971, Anna married Joseph P. Hetz who survives.  Also surviving are 2 children; Stanley Hetz, of Smithfield and Melissa Shawl (Brian), of Uniontown; a sister, Lois Jane Beckner (Dave), and 2 nephews.

    A brother, Martin Grmek is deceased.

    Anna served proudly in the U.S. Army as a dental technician in the 1960’s.  She continued to help her fellow veterans by making lap robes for the Veterans Hospital.

    She was a member of the Smithfield Senior Citizens, and the Fairchance Legion Auxiliary.

    She was an avid hunter and fisherman.

    Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home,  Inc. 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320, Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday.

    A Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in the Funeral Home Chapel.

    Interment with Full Military Rites will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg, Pa.

Ruby Darling Wise Casseday    

Ruby Darling Wise Casseday, age 76, of Greensboro, Pa. died on her birthday, November 12, 2017.

    Mrs. Casseday was born November 12, 1941 in Waynesburg, Pa., the daughter of the late Burns Wesley and Goldie Thelma Wise.

    Ruby is survived by her husband, Blaine A. Casseday, 3 sons, Raymond Casseday, of Carmichaels, Damon Casseday, of Greensboro, and Sonny Casseday, of Seabeck, Washington, a daughter Hope Black (David), of Greensboro; a brother, David Wise and a sister, Alice Sarapa, both of Greensboro, 6 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren, and a beloved aunt Sylvia Carter.

    Deceased are a brother, William Burns Wise, and sister Sylvia Loueva Wise.

    Ruby operated a beauty shop in Greensboro for many years.

    She was a member of the Greene Valley Presbyterian Church, and the Greensboro Baptist Church. She was a former member of the Dunkard Grange.

    She loved crochet and singing Karaoke at Two Rivers in DIlliner.

    Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave Carmichaels on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8pm, and from 1-2pm Thursday. The service will begin at 2:00 with the Reverend H.O. Kelley officiating.



Beverly Ann Shaffer

    Beverly Ann Shaffer, age 57, of Dilliner died November 2, 2017 in her home.

    Beverly was born November 12, 1959 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Joseph and Sylvia Less McDowell.

    Surviving is her daughter, Brenda Ellis, of Dilliner.

    Services are private.

    Donations are requested to be made to the family to defer funeral costs.

    Lesako Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.



Robert L. Dickey

    
Robert L. Dickey, age 68, of Rices Landing, Pa. died November 9, 2017.

    Mr. Dickey was born December 7, 1948 in Brownsville, Pa., the son of the late Henry Ford and Lorma Grace Dickey.

    He served his country in the U.S. Army in Korea in the 1970’s.

    Mr. Dickey worked as a heating technician.

    He enjoyed bow hunting and trout fishing.

    Robert is survived by 4 children: Robert Lance Dickey, Abrahm Dickey (Erica), Shane Dickey (Tasha), and Beth Uveges, and several grandchildren, and 2 brothers; Henry F. Dickey Jr. and Kenneth Dickey.

    Friends will be received Wednesday November 15, 2017 in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels.

    Full Military Rites will be accorded by the Carmichaels American Legion Post 400.


​Nathan B. Kerr

  
  Nathan B. Kerr, born May 6, 1943 on Stringtown Rd., of Carmichaels, Pa. passed away November 9, 2017.

    Nathan is survived by his three children, Lance (Angie), Brian (Kelly) and Dawn. Four granddaughters, Elaine, Grace, Baylee and Briana, his sister, Judith, and brother Charles.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan Barns Kerr and Julia Svistack.

    Nathan retired as Director of Pharmacy at Greene County Memorial Hospital for 25 years and was a farmer all his life.

    At his request, no memorial services will be held.

    Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels, is in charge of arrangements.    Online obituary:   www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com   

Loretta Ruth Seese Koratich



Loretta Ruth Seese Koratich, age 81, of Rices Landing, Pa died November 9, 2017 in her home.

    Mrs. Koratich was born December 24, 1935 in Ohiopyle, Pa., the daughter of the late Walter H. and Nancy M. King Seese.

    Mrs. Koratich is survived by 2 children; Randy Koratich (Mary Anne), of Pittsburgh, and Lynn Largent (Ronald), of Rices Landing, Pa.; 3 grandchildren, Stephanie Mugnano (Chris), Bryan Largent (Paige), and Miranda Koratich, and 3 great grandchildren, Shane Largent, Elizabeth Largent, and Bianca Mugnano, and several nieces and nephews.

    Deceased are her husband, George Koratich Jr, 3 Sisters, Helen and Velma Severini and Fay Guesman, and 2 brothers, Thomas and Walter Seese.

    Services are private by Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels, Pa. 15320. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grane Hospice.

George N. Lesko IV

I
t is with great sadness that the Lesko family announces the passing of George N. Lesko IV, age 57, of Waynesburg. He was the loving brother of Melody Lesko and life long friend of Anthony Zites.

    George was the son of the late George N. Lesko III and Ruth Marie Plance Lesko.

    He served his country in the U.S. Navy as a welder, and worked as a welder/fabricator all his life. He was a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Union #354

    When he wasn’t working, he could be found in his recliner rooting for his Pittsburgh teams.

    George wished no services. In lieu of flowers, sympathy cards can be sent to Melody Lesko at 109 Orndoff Lane, Waynesburg, Pa 15370.


Anthony T. Jaswa


Anthony (Tony) T. Jaswa, age 89, of Ross Township PA, died Friday October 27, 2017 in UPMC Passavant Hospital.


Tony was born in Waterbox, PA on October 1, 1928, the son of the late Andrew and Mary Zajac Jaswa.  He is survived by 3 children;  Jeffrey Jaswa (Patricia) of Columbus, OH, Rhonda Matt (Joseph) of Pittsburgh, PA and Christopher Jaswa (Tammy) of St. Thomas, USVI;  grandchildren, Andrea Sparr-Jaswa and Nicole Matt, many nieces and nephews, and brother-in-law, Andrew Belvis.


Deceased are his wife, Ann Lesako Jaswa, a brother, Frank Jaswa; 4 sisters; Stella Levenkron, Mary Widlak-Kubich, Helen Polander, Katherine Hathaway, and daughter-in-law, Phyllis Sparr.


Tony lived much of his life in Ohio and was a proud follower of the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Indians; although he remained an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates all his life.  He graduated from the University of Akron and worked as a Transportation Manager for Barefoot Sole Company, Ohio Brass and Yoder Brothers.


Tony served in the U.S. Navy and was a Veteran of both World War II and the Korean War.  He served on the USS Tarawa and was stationed in Guam for a number of years.


Friends will be received on November 2, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM in the H. P. Brandt Funeral Home at 1032 Perry Hwy, Ross Twp, PA.  (412-364-4444).


A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on November 3, 2017 in St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church, 311 Siebert Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.


Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels Pa. Is in charge of arrangements. Interment will follow in Beallsville, PA. Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be accorded by the Carmichaels Honor Guard.


Brenda Gail Burkett

    Brenda Gail Burkett, age 65, of Waynesburg died October 20, 2017 in Washington Health System, Washington, Pa.

    Brenda was born October 5, 1952 in Bakersfield, California, the daughter of the late William Thomas and Mary Ann Havanas Pierce.

    She was an organ donor so that others might live.

    Brenda is survived by a sister, Bonita Pitcock, of Jefferson, Pa. 

    Deceased are her parents; husband, Homer Burkett; and 4 brothers, Michael, William, and John Pierce, and Robert Havanas.

    Services are private under the direction of the LesakoFuneral Home Inc., Carmichaels, Pa.

George Koratich Jr.    

George Koratich Jr., age 83, of Rices Landing, Pa died October 19, 2017.

    Mr. Koratich was born March 20, 1934 in Rices Landing, the son of the late George and Elizabeth Matty Koratich Sr.

    George was a graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School, and worked for many years as a crane operator for Crain Brothers Corp., Pittsburgh. He was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers.

    He was a member of the Rices Landing Athletic Club and the Crucible Slavonic Club.

    George had a love of the land and was an avid gardener.

    Mr. Koratich is survived by his wife; Loretta Seese Koratich; a son, Randy Koratich (Maryanne), of Pittsburgh, PA, and a daughter, Lynn Largent (Ronald), of Rices Landing; 3 Grandchildren, Stephanie Mugnano (Chris), Bryan Largent (Paige), Miranda Koratich; 3 great-grandchildren, Shane Largent, Elizabeth Largent, and Biana Mugnano; one sister, Betty Schleper (Dave), and several nieces and nephews.

    Deceased are 5 sisters; Mary Balog, Annie Meihe, Stella Koratich, Mildred Silveus, and Dorothy Karpuch, and 3 brothers, Steve, Mike, and Joseph Koratich (in infancy).

    Friends will be received on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 6 to 8pm at the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc. Carmichaels, Pa, (724-966-5100), Paul Lesako, supervisor and Robert Lippencott, funeral director.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grane Hospice Care, 260 Alpha Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa 15238.


Benny Irwin Staggers

    Benny Irwin Staggers, age 68, of Waynesburg, Pa. died Saturday October 7, 2017 in Waynesburg Health and Rehabilitation Center.

    Mr. Staggers was born October 24, 1948 in West Finley, Pa., the son of the late Milo and Cleo Allum Staggers.

    He worked as a construction worker until he was no longer able.

    Mr. Staggers is survived by 2 sons; Scott Staggers (Jennifer), of Spraggs and Steven L. Staggers, of Waynesburg; 2 step daughters, Missy Boone (Ken), and Wendy Ackman (Josh) both of Washington, and 2 step sons, Bill Roe (Letitia Lynne) and Travis Roe, also of Washington, and several grandchildren.

    His wife, Betty is deceased.

    No services.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Lesako Funeral Home Inc.    Online obituary:   www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com


Sharon Jane Smith


Sharon Jane Smith, age 75, of Waynesburg, died September 30, 2017 in her home.
Mrs. Smith was born March 13, 1942 in Blakeslee, Ohio, the daughter of the late Jesse and
Gertie Heiser Saurbeck.

She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Kennedy (Brian Judy, Fiancée), and granddaughter,
Machele Hammon, all of Morgantown, W.Va., and a grandson, Arion Hammon, of Defiance, Ohio, and
her beloved dog, Heidi Rae.

Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Smith, six brothers, and 3 sisters.
She retired from Allied Mold Co., of Bryan, Ohio with 29 years of service.
She loved her grandchildren, and enjoyed travelling, baking, and animals.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her daughter to defray her private funeral services
at Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, Inc.

Joseph J. Matusik Sr.    

Joseph J. Matusik Sr., age 70, of Mt. Morris, died September 21, 2017 in Town View Nursing Home, Canonsburg.

    Mr. Matusik was born February 19, 1947 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, the son of the late Joseph A. and Mary Morrell Matusik.

    He is survived by 8 children; Dolores Carley (Charles), Joanne Matusik Flowers (David Stanley), Joseph J. Matusik Jr. (Shawna), Christina Cunningham (Rigoberto Balcon), Jennifer Nagy, Jessica Frazier (Chris Holcomb), Kimberly Hall (Bill), and Candi Matusik Wolfe (Chuck); 40 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Shirley Frazier and Rosemary McGlumphy, and his Fiancé, Lydia Carey.

    A daughter, Holly Matusik, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and a great grandchild are deceased.

    Mr. Matusik worked as a miner, landscaper, and factory worker during his life. He retired from Norland Plastics Corp. of Wichita, KS.

    He was a member of the Waynesburg Eagles Club #598.

    Joseph enjoyed motorcycling, crocheting, crafting, and fishing.

    Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels Pa, Paul Lesako Supervisor, Robert Lippencott Funeral Director, on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 2 to 4 pm. The funeral service will begin at 4:00 in the funeral home chapel.


 John Barry Storey

 John Barry Storey, age 73, of Carmichaels, Pa died September 15, 2017 in his residence.

    Mr. Storey was born Oct 8, 1943 in Brownsville, Pa, the son of the late John Henry and Dorothy Fell Storey.

    He served his country in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

    Mr. Storey worked as a draftsman for Gilbert Associates, an engineering firm in Reading, Pa.

    He is survived by 3 daughters; Lisa Mate Vonderschmidt (Kevin), of McKinney, TX, Kristy Lynn Sass (Charles), of Virginia, and Cynthia Dyann Lorady (Dave), of Schuylkill Haven, Pa, and 8 grandchildren.

    Services are private and under the direction of the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels, Pa.


Sandra Gesko Bruckner

       Sandra Gesko Bruckner, age 67, of College Park, Md. died September 6, 2017 in Mercy Hospital, Baltimore, Md. after a long illness.

    Mrs. Bruckner was born June 2, 1950 in Brownsville, Pa., the daughter of the late John S. and Mary A. Kriss Gesko.

    Mrs. Bruckner was a graduate of Brownsville Area High School in 1968.  She served her country in the U.S. government for 49 years.  Her last Duty was as Director of Field Support Office, Africa n Area Division in the Office of American Spaces of the U.S. Dept. of State.  Her position took her all over the world.

    She was a member of the United Methodist Church.

    Sandra enjoyed Science Fiction in her spare time, and was President for 4 years of the Babylon 5 Fan Club.

    Sandra is survived by her husband, Daniel Bruckner.  They were married August 4, 1973.  Also surviving are 2 sisters; Linda Angel (Paul), of Prince Frederick, Md.  and Jeanne Rohland, of Sarver; 2 nieces, Jill Lesko, of Sarver, and Paula Angel, of Prince Frederick, Md.; and a nephew, Jack W. Rohland, of Butler; 2 grandnieces and 4 grand nephews.

    Friends and family will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor and Robert Lippencott, Funeral Director on Thursday from 10 to 12 noon.

    The Funeral Service will begin at Noon in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Dayton Mixx, officiating.

    Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg, Pa.    Condolences:   www.legacy.com


Loretta B. Kooser

   
 Loretta B. Kooser, age 81, of Carmichaels, died Thursday September 7, 2017 in Evergreen Care, Waynesburg, Pa.

    Mrs. Kooser was born March 2, 1936 in Coal Center, Pa., the daughter of the late Mitchell and Johanna Lane Shaffer.

    She was married to the late John Husenits and Clarence R. Kooser.

    Mrs. Kooser is survived by 2 sons; Darryl Husenits (Linda), of Carmichaels and Chris Husenits (Cindy), of Rices Landing; 4 daughters, JoAnn Crow, of Erie, Diana Huggins, of Crucible, Delores Haky (Keith), of Jefferson, and Frances Balazick, of Rices Landing; 14 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren; 3 step children; Johnny, Carol, and Connie Kooser; a brother, Frank Shaffer (Kathy) and 4 sisters; Mary Rea (Loretta’s twin), Rosella Guenthardt (Al), Alma Jones (Bob), and Delores Swartz (Steve).

    A grandson, Keith Haky is deceased.

    Mrs. Kooser was a member of the New Apostolic Church of Crucible.

    She enjoyed playing the lottery and the slots.

    A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

    Arrangements are under the direction of the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor and Robert Lippencott, Funeral Director.    Condolences:   www.legacy.com

​Kyle Edward Drown    

Kyle Edward Drown, age 23, of Greensboro, NC died August 10, 2017 in Waynesburg, Pa.

    Mr. Drown was a carnival worker at the Greene County fair.

    Kyle was born April 22, 1994 in Derby, CT, the son of Paul Edward Drown and Laura Sears. He is also survived by 5 siblings; Britney, Dustin, and Jason Drown, Jasmine and Brandon Rodney.

    Burial will be in Greensboro, NC.

    The Lesako Funeral Home Inc. 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa 15320 are in charge of arrangements. Paul M. Lesako, Supervisor, Robert Lippencott, Funeral Director.


    Elizabeth (Betty) Kowalewski

    Elizabeth (Betty) Kowalewski, age 86, of Waynesburg died August 10, 2017 in her home.

    Elizabeth was born August 16, 1930 in McKeesport, PA, the daughter of the late Harry and Anna Smith Hull.

    On August 10, 1952, Elizabeth married August Kowalewski.

    Elizabeth is survived by 4 children; Elizabeth Daily (Steve), of Cleveland, OH, Margaret Cain (Larry), of Crucible, Sharon Gilmore (Jeff), of Cincinnati, OH, and Harriet Cain (Burl), of Waynesburg, 13 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

    Deceased in addition to her parents and husband are 2 sons, August S. and Richard Wayne Kowalewski, a grandson Spec 4 Richard Kowalewski killed in Somalia, and a granddaughter Becky Cain.

    She loved her grandchildren dearly.

    Friends will be received in Lesako Funeral Home, Inc. 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels PA 15320 on  Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8pm, and Monday from 10-11am. The service will begin at 11am in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Hewitt Cemetery, Rices Landing, PA. Paul M. Lesako, Supervisor, Robert Lippencott, Funeral Director. 724-966-5100 Lesakofuneralhomeinc.com Condolences legacy.com


    Helga May

Helga May, age 86, of Greensboro, PA died August 7, 2017 at Donnell House, Washington, Pa.

    Mrs May was born July 14, 1931 in Wockendorf, Czechoslovakia, the daughter of the late Alfred and Emilie Kowar Kauf.

    On January 28, 1959 Helga married Robert Lee May who died in 1992.

    Helga is survived by her son, Ronald May, of Greensboro, a brother Arthur Kauf, in Germany, several nephews and cousins, her closest friends, Paulette Dankovich and Bobbie Romines, and her caregivers at Rolling Meadows and the Donnell House.

    As a young woman, Helga worked as a secretary in Europe, and then spent many years as a waitress in Greene Co.

    She enjoyed playing bingo, and was an excellent bowler.

    Helga was a member of the American Legion Post 400 Auxiliey.

    Family and Friends will be received on Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 from 5 to 8 pm. A funeral service will be held at 7pm in the funeral home chapel.

    The American Legion Auxillary will hold a service at 6:45 pm prior to the service.

    Private interment will take place at Laurel Point cemetery in Carmichaels on Friday.

    The Lesako Funeral Home Inc. 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa 15320 is in charge of arrangements. Paul M. Lesako, Supervisor, Robert Lippencott, Funeral Director.