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Paul M. Lesako, Supervisor/Funeral Director

Charmaine (Courtwright) Jolliffe

  
 Charmaine “Nane” (Courtwright) Jolliffe, age 57, of Waynesburg, PA. passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. with her family by her side.

    Born April 8, 1962 in Aleppo, PA., the daughter of Raymond Courtwright, of Waynesburg and the late Wanda Jean (Neely) Courtwright.

    Charmaine was a Greene county resident her whole life. She married David Jolliffe on December 19, 2006 and they were happily married for 12 years. Charmaine was employed with WVU University as a Housekeeper for 22 years until her retirement in 2017. She enjoyed cooking for her family gatherings and cookouts, collecting recipes, watching YouTube videos, and traveling. Charmaine loved her family most of all, she was the “glue” that kept them together.

    In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Alisha (Mike) Seybold, of Waynesburg, PA, Carrie (John Hicks III) Whipkey, of Waynesburg, PA, and Jennifer Whipkey, of Waynesburg, PA; 13 grandchildren, Preston, Chad, Gracie, Mykiah, Mason, Odin, Jude, Nate, Jocelyn, Seth, Hayden, Kenzie, and Brysen; six siblings, Terry (Judy) Courtwright, of Spraggs, PA, Donna (Jerry) Rex, of Carmichaels, PA, Brenda (Lonnie) Scherich, of Cameron, WV, Violet (Darrell) Williams, of Waynesburg, PA, Betty (Jason) Hoge, of Waynesburg, PA, and Sherry Lynn Courtwright, of Jefferson, PA.

In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by one brother who was still born.

Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, PA., 15320, (724)966-5100 on Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 5-9pm. A funeral service will be held Friday, May 31, 2019 at 1:00pm in the funeral home.

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


    Joseph Cybak

Joseph Cybak, age 71, of Carmichaels died Thursday, May 9, 2019 in Uniontown Hospital.

    Mr. Cybak was born June 19, 1947, the son of the late Joseph and Thelma Marie Bowser Cybak.

    Also deceased are his wife, Kathleen (Kate) Skursha Cybak, brother Ira (Skip) Cybak, and two sisters; Catherine Babyak and Betty Ann Cybak.

    He is survived by his brothers-in-law, Andrew Babyak, Ed and Butch Skursha; a sister-in-law, Sandra Dunlap; several nieces and nephews, his caregiver, Peggy Thomas, and his good friends at the Saturday morning Democratic Club; Jimmy, Jolene, Bob, Wendy, Norma, Mickey, Buster, and Mick.

    Joe attended Penn State (Fayette), and graduated from Point Park University. He was a retired sales representative for Bell’s Wholesale Grocery of Mt. Morris, PA.

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

    Mr. Cybak belonged to the King Coal Association, and the Carmichaels Chamber of Commerce where he was a past president.

    Family and friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, PA., 15320, (724)966-5100 on Monday, May 13, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, and from 12-1pm on Tuesday. The funeral service will begin at 1pm with Reverend Reagan Fike, officiating.

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

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Christian Church of Carmichaels.

Daniel J. Davidson

Daniel J. Davidson, age 78, of Carmichaels died May 8, 2019 in his home.

    Mr. Davidson was born September 5, 1940 in Bobtown, PA., the son of the late Joseph and Grace Kenney Davidson.

    On June 7, 1961 Daniel married Geraldine Mundell Davidson who survives. Also surviving are three children; Michael J. Davidson (Josephine), of Uniontown, Barbara A. Shaffer (Ronald Jr.), and Joey Davidson (fiancée Misty Wilson), all of Carmichaels, 7 grandchildren; Mark D. Davidson, Kimberly A. Davidson, Danyelle Davidson, Ronald E. Shaffer III, Tyler L. Shaffer, Beth Ann Humphrey, Thomas Jordan; a sister, Elizabeth Davidson.

    A brother, Roger Davidson is deceased.

    Mr. Davidson served his country in the U.S. Army in the late 50’s and early 60’s.

    He was a retired welder from J & L Vesta 5 shop, taught welding, and he and Gerry operated Davidson’s Greenhouse at Paisley for many years.

    Daniel loved the great outdoors, hunting, fishing, and raising pigeons.

    His love of nature made him become a deputy fish and game warden for the PA state commission.

    He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America.

    Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, PA., 15320, (724)966-5100 on Friday, May 10 from 6-8pm and Saturday from 10-11am. The funeral service will begin at 11am with Pastor David McElroy, officiating.

    The American Legion post 400 and U.S. Army will provide military honors.



Dillon D. Baker

Dillon D. Baker, age 27, of Carmichaels died April 27, 2019 of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in West Finley Twp.

    Visitation will be Friday, May 3, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8pm. And from 10-11am Saturday, May 4 at the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels, PA, 15320.


Rosa Marie Sorgiovanni Buday

May 12, 1928 - April 22, 2019

On April 22, 2019, Rose received an invitation to a heavenly reunion of family and friends. She accepted the invitation with dignity and grace. Her farewell, though tearful, was ever so peaceful. She was sent off surrounded by the love and gratitude of her family.

Rose was gifted to this world on May 12, 1928. She was born to Cosmo Sorgiovanni and Dorinda Salvati Sorgiovanni in Crucible, Pennsylvania. On May 6, 1949, she married John V. Buday Sr. Together, they had two sons, John V. Buday Jr of Crucible and Nicholas J. Buday of Rices Landing. She was a fierce protector of her two sons. Never wavering in her devotion as a mother, she went on to set the bar as a grandma. Her entire world revolved around her grandchildren: Nicole Swartz (Mike), Sarah Buday (Rennie Barchiesi), and Niko Buday.

Just when we thought she couldn’t be any more amazing, along came her most prized possessions, her five great grandchildren: Mikee Pratt (Matt), Remington Swartz, Carter Swartz, Canyon Swartz, and Giada Buday. The sun rose and set on her five treasures. Rose spoiled them with tokens of her love but most importantly she showered them with wisdom, advice, compassion, delicious food, endless prayers, and unconditional love. She gave them all the priceless gift of her time.

Family was everything to Rose. Her five siblings were among her greatest joys. Surviving are her sisters: Mary Hopton, Anna Kushon, and Gena Everly.

She met her two brothers, Nick Sorgiovanni, Jim Sargiovanni, and her infant sister Dorinda Sorgiovanni at the heavenly reunion. Rose had many cherished nieces and nephews whom she loved as her own. Even the grand-dogs adored Rose, especially Jezebel who was a faithful companion. Rose was the embodiment of love and joy. She never met a stranger. Rose welcomed everyone as family. Rose was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where she loved to sing. Her prayer book contained nearly two hundred hand written names. She could be heard in the early morning hours reciting each name in ardent prayer. Rose lived to make others happy. She was known for her gifts of sweet bread, poppyseed cake, and log rolls. She wrote countless personal letters and cards to spread cheer and concern to those she loved. As a young girl, Rose dreamed of becoming a teacher and although she never obtained a degree, she was a teacher, nonetheless. Rose taught us all about strength, courage, forgiveness, faith, and love. The world is a better place because Rose lived. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Saint Jude’s and the Muscular Dystrophy Association in her memory.

A mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church in Rices Landing at 11am. A Christian burial will follow at Saint Mary’s Catholic cemetery in Crucible.

Immediately following her burial, an invitation is extended for all to join in family and friendship from 1pm-4pm at Sacred Heart Church Social Hall, Rices Landing to have a bite to eat, share cherished memories, reflect on photographs, and enjoy each other’s company.

Rose often mentioned her hope was for others to someday honor her memory by practicing the values she held so dear. Enjoy your family, choose joy, forgive, have faith, befriend the forgotten, and above all, love one another.


Christa Marie Ward

Christa Marie Ward, age 42, of Eighty-Four, PA., unexpectedly passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

Beloved by all, Christa was born September 16, 1976, in Edison, N.J., the daughter of the late James P. Ward Jr. and Clara A. (Welsh) Ward

Christa was a graduate of Piscataway (N.J.) Vocational & Technical High School.

She most recently worked as a health care giver to the elderly in Carmichaels.

Christa is survived by a large loving family including her very special friend, Le Moore; siblings; Edythe Marx, James P. Ward III, Helen Burson, Stephen J. Ward (Kristy), and Shannon Ferrari (Marc); many nieces, nephews, cousins she helped raise, and aunts and uncles.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Cokeburg (Pa.) Volunteer Fire Department Hall on, April 27, 2019 at 2:00pm.

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

   Linda L. Hargis

     Linda L. Hargis, age 74, of Carmichaels, Pa. died Tuesday March 26, 2019 in Madison Rehabilitation Center, Morgantown, W.V.

     Mrs. Hargis was born August 10, 1944 in Bud, W.V., the daughter of the late Dewey L. and Violet L. Church McKinney.

     She was the beloved mother of Christy McAfee (William) of Carmichaels, and the late, Craig Evan Hargis.

     In addition to her daughter, Linda is survived by 4 grandchildren; Courtney Hargis, and Chris, Chase, and Jason McAfee; a brother, Dr. Douglas McKinney (Sue), and 2 sisters, Andrea Anderson (Charles) and Sandrea Hill (Jerry).

     A brother, Rodney McKinney, died in infancy.

     Linda was a former resident of Pineville, W.V., and worked as a secretary at the Wyoming Co. Board of Education for many years.

     She enjoyed Nascar and travelling in her spare time, and was an excellent seamstress.

     Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) on Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Friday from Noon to 1:00 p.m.

     The Funeral Service will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel.

     Interment will follow in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown, Pa.

​ Joshua Thomas Rodriguez

Joshua Thomas Rodriguez, age 27, of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, formerly of Crucible died March 10, 2019 on St. Johns.

    Joshua was born August 13, 1991 in Waynesburg, PA, the son of the late Richard Rodriguez Jr. and Tammy Harris Rodriguez, of Washington PA.

    Mr. Rodriguez worked for Palone Construction, helping to restore St. Johns.

    Joshua was a member of the Crucible Citizens Club and its pool team.

    He is survived by a half-brother; Richard Rodriguez, a brother, Robert Rodriguez (Ashley), of Washington; a nephew, Elijah Rodriguez, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

    Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, PA., 15320, (724)966-5100 from 6-8pm on March 25, 2019. A prayer service will be held at 7:30pm in the funeral home chapel.

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


John D. Ross


John D. Ross, age 64, of Greensboro, PA., passed away peacefully into the waiting arms of his father. He was surrounded by his loving family. John fought a long courageous battle with cancer.

    He was born May 14, 1954 in Uniontown, PA., the son of the late John D. Ross Sr. and G. Arlene Ross, surviving.

    After high school John joined the United States Navy.

John drove coal truck for many years, before going underground, and living the life of a coal miner. He was a hard worker.

    John enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and Nascar. He was well known for teasing those he loved, particularly his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. John had a great sense of humor, and the orneriest laugh.

    John made his home in the small patch town of Alicia. He enjoyed bonfires with his many friends and neighbors.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

    He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Deb Buttermore Ross, his children; Michael Ross (Cindy) and BJ Ross, both of Greensboro; 6 grandchildren, John-Anthony Ross (whom he loved and raised as his son), and his fiancé Jessica, Danyelle (who he raised and loved as a daughter) Kaylia, Megan, Felicia, and Michael. And eight great-grandchildren. All held a special place in his heart. Also surviving are 2 sisters; Bonnie Bezjak (Nick), and Carol Ross, also of Greensboro, 2 brothers, Terry of Greensboro and Scott (Nanette) of Alabama, and many nieces and nephews, who adored him.

    A memorial service will be held Saturday March 23, 2019 from 2-4pm in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, PA., 15320, (724)966-5100.

    In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Amedysis Hospice Team.

    Special thanks to his many doctors, and nurses, particularly Amedysis Hospice.

    

Mary Elizabeth Martin Coode

Our Mother was an exceptional woman that was loved, is missed and will always be cherished. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, the best listener and the kindest person you ever had the pleasure of meeting.


Mary Elizabeth Martin Coode was born on June 21, 1939. She was adopted by James Lynn and Isabel Macintosh Martin of Niagara Falls, NY. She gained an adopted brother as well, Robert Lynn Martin, whom she adored. She finished middle school in Niagara Falls and then the family moved to Columbia, TN. She attended Bowling Green University in Kentucky. It was during this time she would meet her future husband, Thomas H. Coode.


The couple moved to Nashville and had their first child. They moved again, this time to Watkinsville, GA, where they had three more children. After her husband was hired as a history professor, the family moved to Southwestern Pennsylvania where she would have her last two children.  When the youngest of six children went off the first grade, Liz, as most knew her, began her career with the Curriculum Department at the Intermediate Unit One in California, PA. Although, she continued to make her children and home her first priority, she gave twenty-seven years of impeccable service to the IU and was always grateful for the precious relationships she built there with lifelong friends.


LIz and “T” had six children that she raised with a gentle tongue, a listening ear and the patience of a saint. Her quiet strength and perseverance was immense. She was so nurturing, always giving. All who knew her felt genuinely welcomed by her smile and never did she say an unkind word about another person. She was a cancer survivor and certainly experienced her share of loss.. Yet, all the while she would give hope and support to others, never once putting herself first.


She had eight grandchildren who kept her home bright, cheery and full of activity; making gingerbread houses, wandering through the woods and having endless celebrations where she would always make sure you had a wrapped gift.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. Coode; parents James and Isabel Macintosh Martin; brother Robert Lynn Martin and beloved grandson, Tyler Lynn Doman.


She is survived by her six children and grandchildren, for which her love and support never waivered: James Martin, Mary John (Frank Doman), Kelly Demetrius (Cynthia Marietta), Thomas Saundy, Leigh Ellen, Stephen Lynn (Amanda Coode). Also surviving her beloved grandchildren, Elizabeth Mae, Sarah Grace, Brianna Rose, Thomas Michael, Hannah Marie, Connor Demetrius, Ripley Selene


Friends and Family will be received on March 23rd for a celebration of life at the Duck Hollow Golf Club, 374 Duck Hollow Rd., Uniontown PA 15401, from 4:00pm-7:00pm. Her dear friend Frank Palo will deliver a eulogy at 5:00pm. The floor will then be open for everyone to share thoughts, memories or stories about our dearest Liz. Arrangements are entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc.,  204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, PA., 15320, (724)966-5100.


    Deborah Jean Ritchey

Deborah Jean Ritchey, BSN, RN, age 65, of Carmichaels died Friday, March 8, 2019 in her home after a long illness.

    Mrs. Ritchey was born August 8, 1953, in Waynesburg PA, the daughter of the late George Robert Gideon and Melva Jean Miller Gideon.

    On October 6, 1974, Deborah married Robert B. Ritchey who survives. Also surviving are two children; Jennifer Madlock, of La Salle, Michigan, and Blair Ritchey (Emily), of Delmar, MD; 4 grandchildren; Hailey and Caleb Ritchey, and Brody and Brianna Madlock; a brother, Kevin Gideon (Jackie); a sister-in-law, Karen Gideon, all in North Carolina; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

    A brother, Robert Gideon Jr., is deceased.

    Mrs. Gideon graduated from Waynesburg University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She worked at Uniontown Hospital as a Registered Nurse until becoming ill.

    She was a member of the Greene Valley Presbyterian Church, of Carmichaels, and sang in the church choir.

    She loved her grandchildren dearly.

    Family and friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, PA., 15320, (724)966-5100 on Friday, March 22, 2019 from 10-11am. A memorial service will be held at 11am in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Keith Larsen, officiating.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greene Valley Presbyterian Church.



    Barry Dean Chambers

Barry Dean Chambers, age 62, of Carmichaels died March 4, 2019 in his home after a long illness.

    Mr. Chambers was born August 1, 1956 in Uniontown, PA, the son of the late Anthony and June Danley Chambers.

    On June 20, 1992, Barry married Stephanie Buday, who survives.

    Also surviving are his daughters, Megan Collins (James), of Uniontown, and Floretta Chambers, at home, a grandson, Elias Anthony Dean Collins, family friend Michael Pavlic, who helped take care of Barry with Stephanie and Floretta; 2 sisters, Darlene Hathaway, of Pitt Gas, and Marlene Reid (David), of Carmichaels; 3 brothers, Eugene Chambers, of Richeyville, Ronald Chambers (Marianne), of Ambridge, and Jaime Chambers (Lisa), of Crucible, a sister-in-law, Judie Buday, of Carmichaels, and several nieces and nephews, and his pets, Kona and Lela.

    A brother, Anthony Chambers, is deceased.

    Mr. Chambers was employed for 19 years by All-Clad Metal Crafters, of Canonsburg. He also worked on the family farm until becoming ill.

    Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, PA., 15320 (724)966-5100 on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8pm, and Thursday from 9:30-10:30am the time of a prayer service at the funeral home, followed by a mass at 11:00am at St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church, 408 Route Eighty Eight Rd., Carmichaels, PA, 15320 with Father Francis Frazier, celebrant.

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


        Robert M. Uphold Jr.

Robert M. (Bobby) Uphold Jr., age 53, of Nemacolin died February 26, 2019 in his home following a long illness.

    Mr. Uphold was born June 21, 1965 in Morgantown, WV, the son of the late Robert M. Uphold Sr., and Edna Mae Katolsky Latusek Uphold.

    Bobby was a PA State Certified auto inspection mechanic. His final workplace was Washington Honda before becoming ill.

    In his youth, Bobby worked as a baker’s helper at the W.V.U. student union, and as a wheel chair escort at WVU Hospital. He later worked for Mon River Towing and Jordan Auto Parts Co.

    Mr. Uphold had owned 88 Car Care in Carmichaels.

    He enjoyed racing cycles in motocross competitions.

    Bobby is survived by his former wife and caregiver, Joanne Hewitt Uphold, a daughter, Jessica Mae Uphold, a sister, Tina Latusek Helfferich (Mark), of Latrobe, a brother, Eugene Latusek (Debbie), of Greensboro, mother-in-law, Patricia Hewitt, brother and sisters-in-law, Susan Lewis (Tim), Angela Baker (Derek), Paul Hewitt (Judy), Glenda Latusek, Charlotte Tenney, and Lorn Murray, and many nieces and nephews..

    Deceased in addition to his parents are 2 brothers, Frank and John (Kirby) Latusek, a sister, Kathleen L. Murray, and sister-in-law, Teresa Hewitt.

    The family wishes to thank Amedysis Hospice for their care of Bobby.

    Friends will be received in the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in McClellandtown, PA Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 10-11am. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 in the Church with Pastors Derek Baker Sr., and Tim Tanner, officiating.

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



Jamie Fonner


Jamie Fonner, age 32, of Waynesburg, died February 25, 2019 in his home.

    Jamie was born January 28, 1987 in Morgantown, WV., the son of James Allen Fonner, of Waynesburg, and Pamela Lynn Woodring, of Waynesburg.  He is survived by his wife, Ashley Fonner, 3 children; Alex Jones, Elizabeth and Michael; 3 siblings; Chasity Whitlatch (Craig), Chrystal Rose (Joshua), and Jacob Fonner, several Aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his step father, James Woodring.

    Jamie had previously been employed at Ross Mould, Washington, PA, and drove truck.

    He was a loving father and enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, and four wheeling.

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


​    Bessie Mae Shuckhart

Bessie Mae Shuckhart, age 88, of Nemacolin, PA died February 8, 2019 in Cloverdale Nursing Home, Masontown, PA.

    Mae was born December 20, 1930 in Paisley, PA, the daughter of the late William Walter and Della McNatt Skiles.

    On September 23, 1950, Mae married Charles Allen Shuckhart who died in 1987.

    Mrs. Shuckhart is survived by 6 children; Deborah Shuckhart, Victor Shuckhart, Gary E. Shuckhart (Charlene), Paulette Myers (Howard), Lester Franklin Shuckhart, and Tracey Lynn Shuckhart; a daughter-in-law Margaret Shuckhart; a sister-in-law, Gwendolyn Skiles; 11 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

    Mae was an election day worker at Nemacolin for many years.

    She was a strong supporter with her husband of the U.M.W.A. and went on many trips to DC and elsewhere in support of the coal miners.

    Her hobbies were embroidery and doing word search puzzles.

    Her kindness and gentle nature are an example to all.

    In addition to her parents and husband, 3 children are deceased; Charles Shuckhart Jr., Ada Shuckhart, and Roger Dale Shuckhart.

    A special thanks goes out to Cloverdale Nursing Home and Amedysis Hospice.

    Family and friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, PA., 15320, (724)966-5100, on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 4-8pm, and Thursday from 10-11am. The funeral service will be held at 11am in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Mark Tinstman, officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels, PA.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Association at http://goo.gl/aOa5p2


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​      Carol Deneen Metcalf

Carol Deneen Metcalf, age 65, of Greensboro, formerly of Carmichaels, died January 31, 2019 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

    Carol was born August 17, 1954 in Waynesburg, the daughter of the late Charles T. and Louise Hickle Hogue.

    On May 22, 1976, Carol married Dennis J. Metcalf who died in 2004.

    Mrs. Metcalf was a graduate of Slippery Rock University and worked as a contract review administrator for Baxter International Corp. and several other companies until her retirement.

    She was an avid reader and crafter.

    Carol is survived by three children; Tara Dawn Donai (Jeremy), of Morgantown, W.V., Brian Douglas Metcalf (Rachel), of Greensboro, and Melissa Jane Cramer (Craig), of Myerstown, PA.; 3 beloved grandchildren; Addison and Jeremy Jr. Donai, and Connor Cramer, and a sister; Linda Taylor, of Springfield, Illinois.

    Carol was an organ donor so that others will see and live.

    Private services will be held at the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, PA., 15320, (724)966-5100



 Richard C. Ball
    
​Richard C. Ball, age 80, of Dilliner, PA., died January 25, 2019 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

    Mr. Ball was born December 15, 1938 in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of the late Charles Emmett and Josephine Burkett.

    He was a former resident of Jefferson and Crucible.

    On June 30, 2001, Richard married Judith Jacobs Ball who survives. Also surviving are six children; Tina Livezey (Joseph), of Bangor, PA, Tonya Phillips (Guy), of Dilliner, Jennifer Cole (Robert), of Carmichaels, Jeffrey Jacobs (Melanie), of Carmichaels, Schott McDaniel (Linda), of Uniontown and Richard B. Ball, of Dilliner; 5 grandchildren, Preston Kennedy, Ali Jacobs, Lily Bergstedt, Adaleigh Cole, and Kailen Ball; a sister, Rachel Butt of Mobile, AL, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

    Mr. Ball served his country in the U.S. Army in the 1950s and early 1960s, then enlisted in the U.S. Navy on the U.S. Coral Sea during the Vietnam War.

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

    Richard spent his retirement years enjoying his beloved grandchildren and his dog “Buddy”.

    Family and friends are welcome Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 2-5pm in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave, Carmichaels, PA, 15320 (724)966-5100. There will be a veterans service at 4pm in the funeral home chapel.



                Hazel Irene Boyd Areford

Hazel Irene Boyd Areford, 96, of Carmichaels, went to be with her Lord and savior on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Evergreen Personal Care Home, Waynesburg.

    She was born July 8, 1922 in Deep Valley, a daughter of Frank W. and Mary Ellen Whipkey Boyd.

    Mrs. Areford was a member of the Muddy Creek Presbyterian Church, which later merged with the Greene Valley Presbyterian Church. She served as a Sunday School teacher and sang in the choir for many years at the Muddy Creek Church.

    For many years, Mrs. Areford was a member of the Carmichaels Grange and the Cumberland Twp. Society of Farm Women. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, and especially tending to her roses.

    On October 14, 1940 she married John Sherman Areford, of Carmichaels, who died November 26, 1994. Together they owned and operated the Areford Supply Company for over thirty years.

    She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

    Surviving are three sons, Gerald S. (Bonnie), of Florida, Donald F., of Florida, John B. (Amy), of Carmichaels, a granddaughter Jennifer L., and two nieces, Beverly (William) Atkins, and Mary (Ronald) Pletz.

    Deceased is a sister, Kathryn Parker, and a niece, Darlene Young.

    Family and friends are welcome from 4-8pm on Friday, January 25th  and 10-11am on Saturday at the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa., 15320 (724)966-5100. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, January 26th, at 11am with the Reverend P. Keith Larson, officiating.

    Interment will follow at the Muddy Creek Cemetery.

    
​Terry Michael Ferek


Terry Michael Ferek, age 62, of Carmichaels died January 17, 2019 in Ruby Hospital, Morgantown, WV after a long illness.

    Mr. Ferek was born September 13, 1956 in Waynesburg, PA, the son of the late Stanley W. and Blanche Anne Wozniak Ferek.

    Mr. Ferek was a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania in accounting and went on to earn a Master’s in Business Administration at Waynesburg University.

    He began his career working for U.S. Steel Corp. at Filbert Shop, Fayette County and later at Dilworth Mine, Rices Landing. For a time, he worked in marketing for the Kroger Corp. Mr. Ferek retired as a professor of accounting at Waynesburg University.

    He was a former member of St. Hugh Church, and with his father and brothers, sang in the church choir.

    Terry played trumpet in the band, Stush and the Boys, with his father and brothers for years.

    In his spare time, he enjoyed playing cards and shooting pool.

    He was wheelchair bound for years, but his spirit never diminished.

    Mr. Ferek is survived by his son, Damian Ferek (Rachael), of Morgantown, W.V., a brother, Ronald T. Ferek (Brenda), of Carmichaels; a sister, Linda Ferek Tasser (Donald), of Belle Vernon; sister-in-law, Dena Ferek, a cousin, Jeannette Podlogar; nieces and nephews, Brian, Krsyta, Donnie, P.J., Sami Jo, Jessica, Alex, Georgi, Niko, Aubree, Stush, Cassie, and Allie, and his beloved caregivers, Mike, Janet, Amy, and Jeremy.

    In addition to his parents, his brother, Stush is deceased.

He had three English Bulldogs who kept him entertained.

    Family and friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa., 15320 (724)966-5100 on Saturday, January 19 from 6-8pm, on Sunday from 2-8pm, and Monday from 10-11am. The funeral service will begin at 11:05am with Reverend H.O. Kelley, officiating.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greene County Humane Society.


Kyle Herman Cratty

Kyle Herman Cratty, age 18, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 12, 2019 surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer. He was born June 10, 2000 in Pittsburgh to Kelly T. Cratty of Clarksville and the late Marcie Jo Rapchak of Clarksville.  He and his twin brother, Keaton Todd, are natural fighters as they were both in the hospital for several months before they got to come home.

Kyle was a junior at Jefferson Morgan Junior-Senior High School where he loved going to see his teachers, aides and friends. He also volunteered in the school cafeteria. Kyle always carried his 'plunder' which included his flash cards, crayons and color cards with him wherever he went. He loved animals, especially his dogs, Poppy, Remington, Chloe and Sonny.  He was a past member of the Greene County 4-H rabbit club. He loved going to both the Greene County and Jacktown fairs every summer. He enjoyed visiting with everyone and seeing the animals. His favorite show to watch was Barney and he loved dancing to the chicken dance. He also enjoyed many activities outside like jumping on the trampoline, swimming and playing basketball with the Special Olympics of SWPA.

His final achievement was as an organ donor through C.O.R.E.

Kyle is survived in addition to his father by his twin brother, Keaton Todd Cratty and sister, Karleigh Tawny Marie Cratty; half brothers, Brandon Brumley and Christopher Cratty; half sisters, Eileen Cratty and Hayley Cratty; stepmother, Holly Whipkey; stepfather, Robert Downie; aunts and uncles, Tammi and Dave Burnsworth, Jill and J.D. Pekar, Sally and Brad Crouser, and Clarence “Sammy” Wise; cousins, Robert and Kristi Howard and family who were very kind to him.

Deceased in addition to his mother is an uncle, John Rapchak, and his grandparents Mike and Violet Rapchak, and Janet and Herman Cratty.

Family and friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, PA., 15320 (724)966-5100 on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 5-8pm. The funeral service will be held at 7:45pm.

Visitors are requested to wear purple, orange, or both colored clothing to the visitation.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Special Olympics of Southwestern PA.

Richard Keller

​Richard Keller, age 70, of Carmichaels, PA  and formerly of Glendale, WV died December 26, 2018 in Waynesburg Health and Rehabilitation Center.

    Mr. Keller was born on July 27, 1948 in Glendale, WV, the son of the late Eugene and Neva Taylor Keller.

    He is survived by a son and a sister.

    Mr. Keller worked as an auto body repairman in the Moundsville, WV area for many years.

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



Dr. Thomas Tekave

Family and friends are welcomed to attend a memorial service for Dr. Thomas E. Tekavec, of Morgantown, WV,. who passed away October 12, 2018. The service will be held on Saturday December 29, 2018 at 10:00am at St. Francis DeSalles Roman Catholic Church, 1 Guthrie Lane, Morgantown, WV.
  

 David Vrana

David Vrana, age 57, of Carmichaels, PA. died December 20, 2018 in his home.

    Mr. Vrana was the son of the late Joseph and Anna Mae Holupka Vrana.

    He was a graduate of Carmichaels Area High School and California University of Pennsylvania.

    David worked in several area retail businesses, and did volunteer work for several community organizations. He helped start car shows in southwestern PA.

    In his spare time, David enjoyed photography, travelling, and watching Pittsburgh Pirates and General Hospital.

    David played accordion since elementary school, and enjoyed performing at Christmas shows for nursing home patients.

    He was a member of St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church in Carmichaels where he served as a youth and adult altar server, a member of the Holy Name Society, worked at the annual turkey bingo, and other fund raisers. He designed the churches 50th anniversary book and magnets.

    David is survived by a sister, Christine (Richard) Greenwood, nieces and cousins.

    There will be a mass of Christian burial at 10am on Saturday, December 29, 2018 in St. Hugh Church, Carmichaels PA. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Hugh Church.



    Anna Mae Vrana

Anna Mae Vrana, age 90, of Carmichaels died December 20, 2018 in her home.

    Mrs. Vrana was born October 7, 1928 in Fayette County, the daughter of the late Mike and Alice O’Lear Holupka.

    Mrs. Vrana was a homemaker.

    She was a founding member of the St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church of Carmichaels and was a member of the Altar-Rosary Society of St. Hugh.

    Anna Mae is survived by on daughter, Christine Greenwood and husband Richard, of Rohrersville, MD, and several nieces and cousins.

    Deceased are her husband, Joseph Vrana and son, David Vrana.

    Friends and family are invited to attend a mass of Christian burial on Saturday December 28, 2018 at 10:00am in St. Hugh church. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park mausoleum.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Hugh Church, Carmichaels, PA.



    Robert (Bob) Shea Sr.

Robert (Bob) Shea Sr., age 93, of Carmichaels, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018. Bob was born on March 21, 1925 in Filbert, Pennsylvania.

    He was the son of the late Leroy and Goldie (Crutchley) Shea and brother to Evelyn (Marucci), Wendell, Carl, Jackie, and Gloria (Stefan) Shea.

He is survived by his wife of 74 years Mary (Bonenberger) Shea and his children, Lynn (Waterman), Patricia (Fahey), Robert Jr., Kimberly (Fitzgerald), Sallie (Valentine), and Patrick Sean. Bob was loving grandfather to Malachi, Erik, and Brendon Waterman, Damian, Caleb and Meghan Fahey, Will and Melissa Shea, Timothy, Robert and Joseph Fitzgerald, Hannah, Emma and Ethan Valentine, and Paige, Liam and Taggart Shea. He also had 12 great grandchildren.

Bob graduated from Redstone Township High School in 1943 and enlisted in the Navy that year. He was a retired miner who worked for 40 years in the Robena Mine. Bob was a loving and devoted husband and father who enjoyed the outdoors and the company of his family.

    Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m., with prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 13 at the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, PA (724) 966-5100. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2018 at St. Rosalia Catholic Church in Pittsburgh, Pa. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.





                    Teddy W. Turner Jr.

Teddy W. Turner Jr., age 53, of Mather, died December 4, 2018 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.V.

    Mr. Turner was born April 16, 1965 in Arlington, VA., the son of the late Teddy W. Turner Sr. and Eleanor Vance Turner Varesko.

    Mr. Turner is survived by 3 siblings; Anne and Karen Turner, of Mather, and Steven Turner (Christa), of Waynesburg, PA; 2 nephews, Devin Turner and Steven Turner, a niece, Eleanor Turner; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

    Deceased in addition to his parents is his stepfather, William Varesko; maternal grandparents, Stephen and Catherine Vance, and paternal grandparents; Clarence and Virginia Turner.

    Teddy was a graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1984-1988.

    Teddy worked as a carnival worker for many years, and enjoyed travelling the country.

    Funeral arrangements are incomplete, and will be announced in a later edition by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, PA., 15320 (724)966-5100.    



Christy Dawn Harper

Christy Dawn Harper, age 33, of Carmichaels, died December 4, 2018 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, after a long illness.

    Christy was born September 24, 1985 in Pittsburgh Pa, the daughter of Denzil E. Harper Sr., of Pittsburgh, and Debra J. Butler Beckett, of Carmichaels.

    In addition to her parents, Christy is survived by her Stepfather, Raymond L. Beckett, of Carmichaels and her stepmother, Sharon Harper, of Pittsburgh; 2 daughters, Elysabeth and Victoria Huseman at home, a sister; Tracy L. Franchek and husband Richard A., of Nemacolin; 2 brothers, Denzil E. Harper Jr. and wife Gina, and Joseph A. Harper and wife Jennifer, of Carmichaels; 4 nieces and 4 nephews, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

    Christy was a graduate of Carmichaels Area High School. She had worked at the Shop N’ Save supermarket in Masontown, as a baker and cake decorator.

    Christy enjoyed spending time with her beloved children and family.

    Family and friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, PA. 15320, (724)966-5100 on Friday December 7, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8pm, and Saturday from 10-11am. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 with Pastor Gary McFadden, officiating.

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






Hilda G. Burnett

Hilda G. Burnett, age 91, of Carmichaels, PA, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018 at the Cloverdale Personal Care Home, Masontown, PA.

    Mrs. Burnett was born in Carmichaels on June 27, 1927.  She was the daughter of the late Thomas Garrison and Florence Jones Garrison Rodgers.

    She was the beloved wife of the late Marion Burnett, the loving mother to: Wanda Cutwright (Greg) of Nemacolin, Debra Milinovich (Tom) of Waynesburg, Bradley Burnett (Debbie) of Carmichaels and Brent Burnett (Mollie) of Waynesburg.

    She was the proud grandmother of 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

    Hilda is also survived by 2 brothers: Paul Garrison (Chris) of Morgantown, WV and Mark Garrison (Chrystal) of Waynesburg.

    Hilda graduated from Cumberland Township High School in 1945. She lived her entire adult life in the Fairdale area of Carmichaels.

    She was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan and enjoyed watching baseball, football and hockey. Hilda was an excellent checkers player.

    The family of Mrs. Burnett would like to thank the devoted and compassionate caregivers at the Cloverdale Nursing Home and Amedysis Hospice, who brought comfort and joy to her days.

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

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.




Shirley (Greenwood) Morgan

Shirley (Greenwood) Morgan, age 74, died Saturday, November 3, 2018 in Waynesburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the daughter of the late Clark Richard and Violet Elizabeth Knox Greenwood.

    Mrs. Morgan attended Southeastern Greene Schools, and graduated from Mapletown High School in May of 1963.

    After graduation, Shirley went to work in Cleveland, OH. There she met her husband of 54 years, Robert D. Morgan. They had four sons; Dale, Stephen, Kermit (Susan), and David Morgan, and a daughter; Sandra Bush (Duane).

    In 1976 they decided to move their family back to Greene County.

    Shirley is survived in addition to her husband and children by a sister, June St. Clair, seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and twelve nieces and nephews.

    Preceding her in death in addition to her parents are 3 sisters; Janice and Kathy Greenwood, and Jean Beatty, and 2 brothers; Frank and James Lee Greenwood.

    Mrs. Morgan requested no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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




Judith Lint

    Judith Lint, age 81, of Mather died October 30, 2018 in Waynesburg Health and Rehabilitation Center.

    Ms. Lint was born August 6, 1937 in Mather, the daughter of the late Jesse and Edith Howes Lint.

    She formerly worked as a day care provider for children of Greene County.

    Judith was a member of the Mather Christian Church, and attended Senior Life in Waynesburg. As a pastime, she enjoyed word search, and coloring.

    Surviving are six siblings; Phyllis Lint Watson, of Waynesburg, Doris McCormack (Max), of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, William Lint (Sharon), of Cleveland, OH, Edwin Lint (Judy) of Stowe, OH., Mary Ruth Roberts (Harold) of Bostic, N.C., and Isabel Linney Fox (Carlton) of Mather, PA.

    Deceased are 2 sisters; Marian Lint and Joyce Madlock.

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



John Thomas “Tom” Watters

John Thomas “Tom” Watters, age 90, of Carmichaels died October 31, 2018 in Waynesburg Health and Rehabilitation Center, Waynesburg, PA.

    Mr. Watters was born December 1, 1927 in Marianna, the son of the late John Thomas and Irene Ruth Volker Watters.

    He is survived by his second wife, Martha H. Watters; a son, Howard T. Watters; a granddaughter, Alexis Nicole Watters; and a great granddaughter, Nora Ann Watters, brothers, William, Charles, David, Frank (Phyllis) Watters; and brother and sister-in-law Vince and Elizabeth Parise; and many nieces and nephews.

    Deceased in addition to his parents are his first wife, Ruth M. Watters, a brother, Raymond and sister, Ruth.

    Mr. Watters was a graduate of Cumberland Twp. High School, of Carmichaels. He attended 2 years of technical school at Penn State.

    He worked at the Fruehof Plant in Uniontown as a welder, as an electrician at the Mr. Braddock and Crucible Mines, a school bus driver for the Carmichaels District, and a farmer.

    He served his country in the Korean War.

    Tom was a member of the First Christian Church of Carmichaels where he served as a deacon and trustee.

    He was a member of the American Legion Post 400, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491, both of Carmichaels.

    Mr. Watters was an avid hunter and fisherman.

    Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, PA., 15320 (7234)966-5100 on Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 6 to 8pm, and from 10-11am Monday. The service will begin in the funeral home chapel at 11:00am with Rev. Reagan Fike, officiating. Burial with full military rites will be accorded at Hewitt Cemetery, Rices Landing PA.


    




John R. Jones III

John R. Jones III (Casey), age 64, of Greensboro, PA., died October 27, 2018 in Waynesburg Health and Rehab Center.

                Mr. Jones was born February 4, 1954 in Waynesburg, the son of the
late John R. and Irene Hughes Jones Jr.

                John is survived by 2 children; Matthew Casey Jones, of Greensboro,
and Brianna Collins of Uniontown; 2 sisters, Robin Addis, of Uniontown and
Sheila Ellis (Mike), of Garards Fort, 2 brothers; Jeffrey Alan Jones (Gloria
Jean), of Greensboro, and Daniel DeWitt (Tiffany), of Greensboro; a grandson,
Bentley Collins, and several nieces and nephews, and his former wife, Lorraine
Tedrow.

                Mr. Jones was a retired miner from the Duquesne Light, Warwick Mine
at Greensboro.

                He was a proud member of the U.M.W.A., and a social member of the
Greensboro V.F.W.

                Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204
Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, PA., 15320, (724)966-5100 on Tuesday from 6-8pm.


   Sandra K. Coffman          

Sandra K. Coffman, age 72, of Carmichaels, PA. died October 24, 2018 in her home.

                Mrs. Coffman was born January 12, 1946 in Waynesburg, PA., the
daughter of the late Samuel H. Smillie and Alice Smillie Beringo.

                Sandra was a graduate of Cumberland Twp. High School in 1963. She
worked as a garment worker at Masontown (PA) manufacturing for many years.

                She was a member of the Triumphant Church, near McClellandtown, PA.

                Mrs. Coffman is survived by a brother-in-law, Art Cerullo Sr., of
Masontown, a niece, Faith Riggen; a nephew, Art Cerullo Jr. (Mary); great
nieces, Hayley and Amber Riggen, and Christina Williams; great nephews, Aidon
and Cason Williams.

                Deceased in addition to her parents are he husband, William (Bill)
Coffman, and her sister, Charlotte (Teddi) Cerullo.

                Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204
Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, PA., 15320 (724)966-5100 on Monday, October 29, 2018
from 2-4pm, and Tuesday from 9-10am. The funeral service will begin at 10:00am.

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


 

James John Davis

James John Davis, age 68, of Carmichaels died in Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown PA. on October 23, 2018 of an apparent heart attack.

                Mr. Davis was born June 28, 1950 in Brownsville, PA., the son of the
late John E. and Dorothy Mae Higbee Davis.

                On August 1, 1992, James married Barbara Smith Davis who survives.

                Also surviving are 5 children; Pamela Yankel (John), Jason Davis,
both of Belle Vernon, Brett Davis, Leiha T. Davis, and Amber M. Davis, all of
Carmichaels, 3 grandchildren; Shane, Andrew, and Noah Davis, 4 siblings; Janice
Santo, of Elco, David Davis (Colleen), of Carmichaels, Karen Krilosky (Nick),
of Daisytown, and Barbara DeNoble (Jim) of St. Clairsville, OH., and his dog
Brownie.

                James retired from Nelson Steel Co., New Salem, PA. He was a social
member of the Carmichaels American Legion, Post 400, and the Greene County
Slavonic Club, of Crucible.

                He enjoyed fishing and time with his family. He was the proud father
of 2 currently serving U.S. Marines.

                Mr. Davis was an organ donor.

                Friends will be received on Monday, October 29, 2018 in the Paul M.
Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, PA., 15320 (724)966-5100
from 5-7pm. A service will be held at 6:30pm in the funeral home chapel.

​    Samuel F. Guesman

Samuel F. Guesman, age 64, of Nemacolin, died Monday October 15, 2018 in Uniontown Hospital after a brief illness.

    Mr. Guesman was born June 26, 1954 in Waynesburg, the son of the late Earl L. and Maisie Long Guesman.

    He worked as a tractor trailer driver and retired from Greene Co. Transportation.

    He is survived by 2 children; Hannah Guesman, of Fredericksburg, VA and Earl L. Guesman (Angela), of Nemacolin, 5 grandchildren; Danielle and Christopher Mobley, Samuel and Allysa Guesman, and Lee Gump, and a brother, Thomas R. Guesman, of Fredericksburg, VA.

    Deceased, in addition to his parents, is a brother, David Guesman, and nephew, Michael Guesman.

    A burial service will be held at 11:00am Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Laurel Point Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels PA., 15320 (724)966-5100



    Dr. Thomas Edward Tekavec

Dr. Thomas Edward Tekavec, age 52, of Morgantown, WV ,died Friday, October 12, 2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. He was born June 30, 1966 in Waynesburg, PA, the son of Beverley Morton Dunlap and the late Edward Tekavec.

    Tom graduated from Carmichaels High School in 1984, Indiana University 1988 and earned his doctorate of Optometry from the PA College of Optometry in 1992. He practiced at his office, Eye Care One, in Fairmont, WV and Sears Optical, in Morgantown for the past 25 years.

    He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time at the farm with his friends and nephews. He was an avid hunter and shooter, winning numerous awards and competitions. His other favorite past time was watching his daughter, Sarah play softball from her recreation years to college ball at Alderson Broaddus.

    In addition to his mother, Tom is survived by his wife, Marianna, whom he married November 7, 1992 and his cherished daughter, Sarah at home. He is also survived by 2 siblings, John Tekavec, of Las Vegas, NV and Kimberly Bailey (Brian), of Raleigh NC, father-in-law Donald Yarish, nephews Ian Bailey Casey Bailey, and Gunnar Calvert, niece Arianna Calvert, and his dearest friend Ken Shipley.

    He is preceded in death be his father, Edward, stepfather Chuck Dunlap, grandparents Elizabeth and Harold Morton, Stella and Matthew Tekavec, and mother-in-law Joan Yarish.

    Services are private under the direction of the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels PA, 15320 (724)966-5100. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.



Linda L. Hargis

     Linda L. Hargis, age 74, of Carmichaels, Pa. died Tuesday March 26, 2019 in Madison Rehabilitation Center, Morgantown, W.V.

     Mrs. Hargis was born August 10, 1944 in Bud, W.V., the daughter of the late Dewey L. and Violet L. Church McKinney.

     She was the beloved mother of Christy McAfee (William) of Carmichaels, and the late, Craig Evan Hargis.

     In addition to her daughter, Linda is survived by 4 grandchildren; Courtney Hargis, and Chris, Chase, and Jason McAfee; a brother, Dr. Douglas McKinney (Sue), and 2 sisters, Andrea Anderson (Charles) and Sandrea Hill (Jerry).

     A brother, Rodney McKinney, died in infancy.

     Linda was a former resident of Pineville, W.V., and worked as a secretary at the Wyoming Co. Board of Education for many years.

     She enjoyed Nascar and travelling in her spare time, and was an excellent seamstress.

     Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) on Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Friday from Noon to 1:00 p.m.

     The Funeral Service will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel.

     Interment will follow in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown, Pa.

Linda L. Hargis

     Linda L. Hargis, age 74, of Carmichaels, Pa. died Tuesday March 26, 2019 in Madison Rehabilitation Center, Morgantown, W.V.

     Mrs. Hargis was born August 10, 1944 in Bud, W.V., the daughter of the late Dewey L. and Violet L. Church McKinney.

     She was the beloved mother of Christy McAfee (William) of Carmichaels, and the late, Craig Evan Hargis.

     In addition to her daughter, Linda is survived by 4 grandchildren; Courtney Hargis, and Chris, Chase, and Jason McAfee; a brother, Dr. Douglas McKinney (Sue), and 2 sisters, Andrea Anderson (Charles) and Sandrea Hill (Jerry).

     A brother, Rodney McKinney, died in infancy.

     Linda was a former resident of Pineville, W.V., and worked as a secretary at the Wyoming Co. Board of Education for many years.

     She enjoyed Nascar and travelling in her spare time, and was an excellent seamstress.

     Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) on Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Friday from Noon to 1:00 p.m.

     The Funeral Service will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel.

     Interment will follow in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown, Pa.