paul m. lesako funeral home inc

Paul M. Lesako, Supervisor/Funeral Director

Victoria Susan Richter

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

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

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



​Zoey Ladybug Wilson

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

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

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

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

Eleanor Kathleen Egle

    
Eleanor Kathleen Egle, age 86, of Carmichaels, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, Pa. died February 2, 2017 in her home.

    Ms. Egle was born December 29, 1930 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Henry F. and Mary Helen Hershberger Egle.

    Ms. Egle owned Prince Georges Printing Inc., Prince Georges, Md. until her retirement.

    She was an avid hunter and fisherman, and travelled the country in her motor home.

    Eleanor’s 2 brothers, Henry Jay and Charles Richard Engle are deceased.    Her ashes will be buried beside her mother in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

​Roy Arnold Baker Jr. (Buckey)

    Roy Arnold Baker Jr. (Buckey), age 30, of Charleroi, formerly of Nemacolin died Saturday, January 28, 2017 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Mr. Baker’s family donated several of his organs that others might live.

    Buckey was born August 22, 1986 in Waynesburg, the son of Roy A. Baker Sr., of Nemacolin, and Sheila Jean King Santiago, of Fitzgerald, Georgia.

    He attended Carmichaels Area Schools, and was working as a machine operator at Penn Compressor of Irwin, Pa.

    He was a member of the Charleroi Baptist Church.

    Mr. Baker is survived by his parents, 2 sons, Wyatt and Sebastian Baker, of Pittsburgh, 3 sisters, Natasha N. Baker and Melissa K. Baker Mancini (Jim), and Jessie Baker, a brother, Charles D. (Buddy) Baker, and Fiance, Misty Fike, 3 stepchildren, Emily, Sarah, and Thomas Swanson,  and Fiance, Jamie Ramsey, 1 step grandchild, Aaliyah Swanson, and many nieces and nephews.

    Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m.  The Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kevin Roberts, officiating.

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

Irvin Earl Emerson

    
Irvin Earl Emerson, 92, of Carmichaels went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 27, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his family.  He will be remembered by his family as a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He had a kind and gentlespirit.

    He was born February 10, 1924 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Ralph Waldo Emerson and the late Leona Rebecca (Teets) Emerson.  

    Irvin served in the United States Army Aircorp in WWII in England as an Aircraft Mechanic.

    He retired from Duquesne Light as an electrician.

Devoted to his faith, he attended John Corbly Baptist Church in Garards Fort, Pa. until his health began to fail.

    On May 17, 1946, he married Virginia Lee (Johnson) Emerson at Brandsonville, WV.  They were married for 67 years before her death in 2013.  They had 3 children.  Nancy June Laucher (Ed), of Medina, Ohio, William Blaine Emerson (Diane), of Carmichaels and the late Richard Carl Emerson.

    He is survived by 4 sisters, Luella Johnson, Goldie Rosati, Sue Hawk and Frances Wolfe, 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

    Deceased in addition to his parents, wife and son, Richard, he was preceded in death by 7 siblings, Harold Emerson, Mildred Jean Arnold, John Emerson, Herbert Emerson, Edgar Emerson, Eva Lou Metz and George Emerson.

    Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Tuesday January 31, 2017 from 10 to 12 noon.  The Funeral Service will begin at noon.

    Interment will follow at Laurel Point Cemetery.  Full Military Rites accorded by Carmichaels American Legion Post 400 and Veterans of Foreign WarsPost 3491.Condolences:   www.legacy.com

​Chester C. Severini

   
 Chester C. Severini (Biff, Big Pap), age 89, of Rices Landing, Pa. died Sunday, January 22, 2017 in Jefferson Medical Center, Pittsburgh.

    Mr. Severini was born November 6, 1927 in Crucible, Pa. the son of the late Umberto and Lena Citrone Severini.

    On February 4, 1949, Biff married Velma Seese Severini who passed away in 2015.

    Biff was a Riverboat Captain for J & L Steel Corporation transporting coal along the Monongahela Rvier.  He also worked for Petete Bros. in Morgantown, and as a Pilot of the Fredericktown Ferry.

    He was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, in Rices Landing.

    In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing.  Biff worked part time at Rohanna’s Golf Course in Waynesburg.

    He also made his own wine every season, and shared many a tale of his life experiences over a game of cards and a glass of wine.

    He was a former member of the Rices Landing Athletic Club, Rices Landing Fire Dept., and Waynesburg Moose.

    Mr. Severini is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Voytek  (Donald), of Carmichaels, 2 granddaughters, Dawn Marie Tamborino, and Nicole Colarusso (Vince), 4 great grandchildren, Victoria and Ty Tamborino, and Dominic and Giana Colarusso, a sister, Dolores Bobko, and brother, James Severini (Joann).

   A daughter, Brenda Andrascik, and two brothers, John and Albert Severini are deceased.

    Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Wednesday January 25, 2017 from 2 to 8 p.m., and Thursday from 10:00 until 10:30 a.m. when a Prayer Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. in St. Hugh Church, Carmichaels with the Reverend John Bauer, Celebrant.

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


Doris Ingrid Jurczak

    
Doris Ingrid Jurczak, age 62, of Nemacolin died January 21, 2017 in Donnell House, Washington., surrounded by her family after a long struggle with cancer.

    Mrs. Jurczak was born May 22, 1954 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, the daughter of the late Mike and Eva Wagner Plavi.

    Doris worked as a server at Caputos’, LaVernes’, the Hartley Inn, and the Chuck Wagon Café.  Her final position was as a shift manager at Bob Evans in Uniontown.

    She was a member of Our Lady of Consolation Church, Nemacolin.

    In her spare time she enjoyed soap operas and helping with her grandchildren.

    Doris is survived by 2 sons, Joseph E.M. (Mike) Jurczak and James (Jimmy) Jurczak, both of Nemacolin, 2 grandchildren, Brittany and Joseph Michael Jurczak, her life companion, Robin (Bones) Koratich, 4 sisters, Maria Sokol, Barbara Homistek, Sandra Turner (Paul), Lois Ketchem (Brett), and 3 brothers, Charles Plavi, Mickey Plavi (Norma), and Robert Plavi, and many nieces and nephews.

    In addition to her parents, 2 brothers are deceased, William S. Plavi and Leroy Plavi who died in infancy.

    Doris leaves behind a legacy of hard work, integrity, and love.  She is at peace now.  Doris will always be in our hearts.

    The family wishes to extend our thanks to Washington Health System and Donnell House for their care.

    Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue,  Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m.  A Memorial Service will be held at 8:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Paul Turner, officiating.

    In lieu of flowers can be made to the American Cancer Society.    Condolences:   www.legacy.com

Ernest "Bob" Decker

1933-2017


    Ernest Robert "Bob" Decker, Sr, 83, of Carmichaels PA went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 16, 2017.  He was born December 13, 1933 in Nemacolin, PA, the son of the late Ernest Edison Decker and Mary (Babyak- Knill) Decker.  

    Bob married the love of his life, Mary, on September 25, 1952.  He retired after working most all of his life as a welder at Nemacolin Mine.  He was and remained a life-long, active member of UMWA.  Bob was also a member of the Faith Connection Church of  Dilliner, PA.

    Bob was a loving father, husband, brother, uncle and grandfather who was dedicated to his family.  He enjoyed gardening, hunting, farming, bird-watching, rebuilding motors, mechanical projects and singing in church.

    Bob is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Elizabeth (Plichta) Decker; a grandson Ernest Robert Decker, III, of Carmichaels; a granddaughter Wanita (Decker) Edgington of Woodsfield, OH; a great-granddaughter Cheyenne Edgington of  Lexington, VA; a daughter-in-law Margaret Decker of St. Mary's, WV; a brother Donald Decker and wife Ida Marie, of Carmichaels; a sister Beverly Plichta and husband Bill, of Carmichaels; and a sister Patricia Mays and husband Arthur Jr, of Woodbine, MD.  He is also survived by four nephews, three nieces and their families, as well as by Robert and Charles Jones, of Monessen and Waynesburg, who have both called him Pap since they were boys.

    In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in his death by his son, Ernest Robert "Bobby" Decker Jr.; a grandson David Lee Decker; a sister Lois King, and a niece, Sharon Marie Mays.

Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Wednesday, January18, 2017 in 6 to 9 p.m.  Thursday,  January 19, 2017 from 12 to 1:00 p.m.    Funeral services will take place in the Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Joseph Eicholtz officiating.  

    Interment will follow at Laurel Point Cemetery in Carmichaels.

    The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff of Waynesburg Healthcare and Rehabilitation and Hospice for the love and compassion given to their loved one.  

    Condolences can be emailed to:   rlesako211@gmail.com


​Joanne Sands Stephens

    
Joanne Sands Stephens, age 70, of Lucinda, Pa., formerly of Carmichaels, died Saturday January 14, 2017 in Shippenville, Pa. Health and Rehab Center.

    Mrs. Stephens was born November 25, 1946 in Uniontown, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Helen Guseman Tressler.

    Mrs. Stephens is survived by her second husband, David Stephens, 4 children, Jodie Straight (Tom), of Barrackville, W.V., Charles Sands, of Monessen, Charlene Juliani (Richard), of Carmichaels, and the Reverend James Sands (Kristen), of Windber, 10 grandchildren, Corey and Lidea Straight, Amanda, Anthony, Sarah, Zachary, Nicholas, and Nathan Juliani, Paige and Ryan Sands, 3 sisters, Beverly J. Hemmit, Mary Jane Thomas (Robert), and Marilyn Joyce Camblin (George).

    Deceased are her first husband Charles Sands in 1994, a granddaughter, Kelsea Straight, and a sister, Barbara J. Shipley.

    She was a former member of the First Methodist Church in Carmichaels, and had attended Good Shepherd Methodist Church in Leeper, Pa.

    Joanne worked at the First Methodist Church ACTS Shop and in the Church Office when needed.  She enjoyed sewing, crafting, and crocheting.

    Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Monday January 16, 2017 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

     A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church, Carmichaels with the Reverend Dayton Mix, officiating.

   Condolences:   www.legacy.com


Judith Ann Birch


Judith Ann Birch, age 76, of Matthews, North Carolina passed away peacefully on January 7, 2017 after a long illness.

Born November 23, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Edward Burvan and Anna Elizabeth Cormack Burvan , and was a long-time member of St. John Neumann Parish in Charlotte.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Duane Birch, her twin brother Joseph Anthony Burvan, and her brother-in-law, John Javorsky.

She is survived by her sister, Joanne Javorsky of Freeport, Pa, sisters-in-law Judith Burvan of The Villages, FL, Delores Howard of Maple Heights, OH, and Joann Fabrey of Warren, OH, two sons Mark and Jeffrey, daughter-in-law Brenda, six grandchildren: Joey, Jennifer, Elizabeth, James, Colin and Connor Birch, and nine nieces and nephews. 

She will truly be missed by her family and friends.

Family and friends will be received Saturday, January 14, 2017 in the  Lesako Funeral Home Inc. in Carmichaels, Pa. from 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. when a Prayer Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. Hugh Catholic Church in Carmichaels, Pa. with the Reverend John Bauer, Celebrant.  


Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Judy's name to St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 8451 Idlewild Rd., Charlotte, NC 28227 (Attn: Parish Office).

Bridget McCorkle Cummings

    Bridget
McCorkle Cummings, age 52, of Ash, N.C., formerly of Alicia, Greene County, died January 3, 2017 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Bridget was born October 22, 1964 in Waynesburg, Pa., the daughter of the late David O. and Ethel Mae Barton McCorkle.

    Bridget graduated from Southeastern Greene High School at Mapletown in the class of 1982.

    She served her country in the U.S. Army.

    Bridget is survived by 2 daughters, Brianna McCorkle and Samantha Jo Rankin, both of Hopwood, 2 beloved grandchildren, Brian Smith and Emily Datiz, 2 sisters, Geraldine Bowden (Tom),  of Winchester, Va. And Debra McCorkle, of Caldwell, Ohio, 5 brothers, Albert McCorkle (Mary), Robert, Brian, Clyde “Mike” McCorkle, all of Alicia/Greensboro, and Curtis McCorkle, of Washington, Pa., her boyfriend, James Carroll, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins, and six cats she loved dearly.

    In addition to her parents, deceased are 4 brothers, Thomas E. Barton, David O. Barton, Donald J. McCorkle “Bones”, and Kelly McCorkle died in infancy, a sister, Terry McCorkle, and 2 sisters-in-law, Helen Barton and Elizabeth McCorkle.

    Bridget loved her “old country” music, the beach, reading and cooking.    Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320, Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Saturday January 14, 2017.  A Celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel.


Linda Anne Harvey

    
Linda Anne Harvey, age 75, of Carmichaels, died December 29, 2016 in her home.

    Mrs. Harvey was born November 18, 1941 in Wilkes Barre, Pa., the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Clark George.

    On August 27, 1965, Linda married Glenn E. Harvey, who survives.  Also surviving are 2 children, Christine Cerny (Christopher), of Tacoma, Washington and Randi Knizner (James Jr.), of Marianna, 2 grandchildren, James Glenn and Anna Marie Knizner.

    Linda worked as a manager for over 25 years in her families’ restaurant in Dallas, Pa.

    Linda requested no services.

    Lesako Funeral Home Inc. in charge of arrangements.


Matthew F. Conard, Sr.

    
 Matthew F. Conard, Sr., age 79, of Nemacolin, died January 1, 2017 in his home after a long illness.

    Mr. Conard was born August 31, 1937 at Garards Fort, the son of the late Samuel Morgan and Martha Charlotte Conard.

    On November 18, 1971, Matt married Elsie Mae Gump Conard who survives.

    Mr. Conard is survived by 11 children, Matthew W.  Conard, Terry Conard, Lori Kozikowski (John), Lisa Patterson (Roger), Donald Conard (Teresa), Ronald Conard, Richard L. Conard (Loretta), Michael D. Poling, Matthew F. Conard Jr. (Crystal), Evonneda C. Victor (Randy), Brian Keith (Nancy), 27 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren, one brother, James H. Conard.

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

    Matthew was a retired coal miner from 84 mine, and a member of the UMWA.  He worked for the R.G. Johnson Co., Washington in his youth.

    Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320, (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Thursday January 4, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and on Friday from 12 to 1:00 p.m.

    A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Gail Cobb, officiating.

    Interment will follow in Garards Fort Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lesako Funeral Home Inc.     Condolences:  www.legacy.com

​Rose Mary Marcin

Rose Mary Marcin, 89, of Carmichaels, PA died Wednesday, December 21st in her home. She was born February 22nd, 1927 in Jane Lew, W. VA., a daughter of the late James W. Brown and Goldie (Hitt) Brown Crago. She resided in Carmichaels most of her life and ran Marcin's Rest Home for a number of years.

She was preceded in death by her husband Michael Marcin and two sons James William Yancheck  and John Martin Pevic, three sisters Bonnie Pesuti, Stella McCoy and Goldie "Dodo" Smith and two brothers Charles Brown and Butch Brown. Surviving is a daughter, Carol Ann McDaniel and son in law Brandon McDaniel of Liberty, Missouri, a daughter in law Roxine Yancheck, three grand children Audra Yancheck, Tara Miller and Jayma Yancheck and  two great grandchildren,  Zak James Miller and Brooklyn Rain Foster of Seattle, WA. 

There will be no funeral services.  Arrangements by Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320.

Condolences:  www.legacy.com

Joseph R. Timcheck Jr.

    Joseph R. Timcheck Jr., age 73, of Carmichaels, died December 27, 2016 in Washington Health System – Greene of Waynesburg.

    Mr. Timcheck was born February 19, 1943 at Millsboro, Pa., the son of the late Joseph R. and Katherine Louise Paskovich Timcheck Sr.

    On March 10, 1971, Joe married Patricia Ann Roebuck Timcheck who survives.  Also surviving are a daughter, Ann Marie Morris (Steve), of Carmichaels, and son, John Joseph Timcheck (Dayna), of Cloverdale, Indiana, 4 grandchildren, Steve Morris II, Edwin Morris, Haley Timcheck, and Adam Timcheck, a sister, Kathleen Barron, of Carmichaels, and several nieces and nephews.

    A grandson, Timothy Morris is deceased.

    Mr. Timcheck served his country as a Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corp in the early 1960’s.

    He was a retired coal miner from the former Clyde Mine in Fredericktown, and President of UMWA Local 688.

    He later drove school buses for the Zalar Bus Company transporting students in the Southeastern Greene School District.

    Joe enjoyed camping with his family.

    Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and Friday from 9 to 10 a.m.  A Prayer Service will be held by Reverend John M. Bauer at 10:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel.

    Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Jefferson.     Condolences:  www.legacy.com​

Christopher M. Shaw

    Christopher M. Shaw, age 26, of Greensboro, died December 19, 2016 in UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.

    Mr. Shaw was born March 1, 1990 in Waynesburg, the son of Patricia Jean Shaw, of Greensboro and Travis Lee De Vault, of Pittsburgh.

    Mr. Shaw served in the U.S. Army, and worked construction following his discharge.

    He enjoyed music, internet games, and riding motorcycles.

    Christopher is survived by his parents, a brother, Austin Lee McCartney and sister, Alexis Rae McCartney, both of Waynesburg, his foster grandmother, Bonnie J. Smouse, of Waynesburg, 2 Uncles, Murray Glenn and James Shaw, and 2 Aunts, Tonia E. Shaw Kusmira (Alby) and Mary R. Shaw Lynch, and Dave Keener.

    Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Friday, December 23, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Condolences:  www.legacy.com


Christina May Jordan

    
Christina May Jordan, age 43, of Waynesburg, died December 11, 2016 in Washington Health System, Greene, Waynesburg.

    Christina was born January 30, 1973, in Uniontown, Pa., the daughter of the late Fred and Tina Jordan.

    She was a homemaker all her life, and was devoted to her 4 children, Mahalia Huff (Floyd III), of Kirby, Jason Grow, of Masontown, James Jordan (Gloria Patterson), of Waynesburg, and Fred Lowry, of Nemacolin, and 8 grandchildren, Floyd IV (Bud), Jesse, Liam and Arianna Huff, Tierra, Paisley, James and Callie Jordan.

    Also surviving are 2 sisters, Annie David and Mary Spooner, and 5 brothers, Fred, Daniel, Hobb, Christopher, and John Jordan.  

    A brother, Tom, is deceased.

    A Memorial Service and dinner will be held on January 30, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the McClellandtown, Pa., Fire Department Hall.

    Paul Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels in Charge of arrangements.    Donations can be made to a Go Fund Me Account online.



​Victoria Lynn Fawley

     Victoria Lynn Fawley, age 63, of Greensboro, Pa., died Friday, December 9, 2016 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

     Mrs. Fawley was born August 17, 1953 in Weirton, W.V., the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Judith Mae Cogar Brewer.

      On May 26, 1992, Victoria married Wyatt C. Fawley,  well  known local banjo maker, who survives.

     In her youth, Victoria was an aerial performer in several national touring circuses.  She also had a love for music, and played the guitar.

     Victoria was a Methodist. 

     She is survived in addition to her husband, by a son, Jestin James Nesselroad, of Nemacolin, and a grandson, Ashton Nesselroad, and a brother, Terry Brewer and companion, Mary Towe.

     No services are planned.

Condolences:  www.legacy.com

Mary Leslie Mitzen

    Mary Leslie Mitzen, 57, of Rices Landing, born September 5, 1959 passed away suddenly November 29, 2016 of a massive heart attack.  She was the daughter of the late Mary Jane Palone, who passed just six months before and whom she cared for up to the time of her death.  She was the daughter of the late Vincent Charles Frantz.

    Leslie was the protector, shelter, and best friend to her ‘little’ sister, Diana Frantz Blair Marple, Barrackville, WV.  Leslie leaves behind two children Elizabeth Marie Mitzen of Monongahela and Frank Edward Mitzen Jr. of Greene County.  She left behind a granddaughter that she adored, Avalon Alondra Perkins and a special grandson, Nikoli “Bubb” Mitzen of Pittsburgh.  Her other grandchildren who were thought of fondly and often are Damien, JJ and Lillian.  Her niece, Amanda Jane Duke and nephew, Raymond Frank Blair were as loved as her own children.

    She was a homemaker whose green thumb went all the way to her elbow.  She grew plants from ‘scratch’ and often grew things that were near impossible.  She once planted a cut yellow rose, and grew a bush that flourished!  She so loved her animals.  Having her cats around gave her more pleasure then that of human company.  She enjoyed feeding wildlife and had a special bond with many wild pets.  She was a “bull headed Burkett” most of the time but a more kindhearted, giving, loyal person was not to be found on this earth.  Leslie also leaves behind two special cousins, Rick and Debbie, who helped her with appointments and shopping and her neighbor, Terry, who also helped her and with whom she enjoyed spending time.

    A Memorial Service will be planned at a later date.     Condolences:   www.legacy.com

James Patrick Ward Jr.

    
James Patrick Ward Jr., age 75, of Carmichaels, died November 28, 2016 in his home.

    Mr. Ward was born May 30, 1941 in Edison, N.J., the son of the late James P. and Helen Sczalagyi Ward Sr.

    On August 17, 2007, James married Patricia Ann De Pasquale who survives.

     In addition to his wife, he is survived by 6 children, James P. III and Stephen J. Ward, Edith Marz, Helen Burson, Christa Marie Ward, and Shannon Ferrari, 6 grandchildren, and 1 great grandson, and a sister, Janice Ward.

    Mr. Ward worked as a mechanic for Edison (N.J.) Plastic Company for most of his working days.  He was a life member of Raritan Engine Co. No. 1, Edison N.J., and Scout Master for many years.

    No services are planned.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Lesako Funeral Home Inc, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels,  Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor.    Condolences:  www.legacy.com

​Bertha J. Policz

    
Bertha J. Policz, age 74, of Carmichaels, Pa. died November 28, 2016 in her home.

    Mrs. Policz was born August 20, 1942 in Denbo, Pa., the daughter of the late John and Ann Snock Ward.

    Bertha is survived by her husband, Matthew R. Policz, 2 daughters, Diane Peterson (Raymond), of Tomah, Wisconsin, and Debbie Boczek (Joseph), of Star City, W.V., 7 grandchildren, Jerid Jento, Drew, Kara, and Laurin Boczek, and Raymond, Sammy, and Sarah Peterson, 2 brothers, Donald Ward of Fayette City and John Ward Jr., of Clairton, and 3 sisters, Florence Gilbert, of Waynesburg, Martha Shipley, of Essex Junction, VT., and Mary Lutton (Charles), of Bosier City, LA.

    A brother, William Ward is deceased.

    Mrs. Policz and her husband operated a Personal Care Home in Uniontown until their retirement.

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

    Mrs. Policz  was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

    Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc,, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 10 to 11 a.m.  A Memorial Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Harold O. Kelley, officiating in the Funeral Home Chapel.      Condolences:   www.legacy.com


Mary Imilda (Bizub) Fitzwater

​Mary Imilda (Bizub) Fitzwater, 85, of Lake Monticello, Palmyra, Va., passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at the hospice care facility in Charlottesville, Va.

She was born on May 13, 1931, in Nemacolin, Pa. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and August Bizub; her three sisters and six brothers.

She is survived by the love of her life and devoted husband for the last 62 years, Marcellus Fitzwater; a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Bizub; a brother-in-law, John Paidakovich; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary played the trumpet in her Carmichaels, Pa. high school band and the township marching band. Throughout her life she enjoyed playing the piano and organ which were pleasure-filled, quality times for herself, her husband, and the canine member of the family. She thoroughly enjoyed singing with the Lake  Monticello Coast Guard Chorus which included a performance at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel as well as other Coast Guard functions.

Mary had a green thumb when it came to tomato plants and her various flower gardens. She was also a prolific reader, especially enjoying all of James A. Michener’s historically based novels, reading most for a second time. Of special interest and joy to Mary was playing duplicate bridge with her favorite partner, her husband, and interacting with all the other players at the Jefferson Bridge Association games in Charlottesville, Va. She was an integral part of the bridge group and considered them as family.

Mary loved life and particularly enjoyed meeting and striking up friendships with most everyone she met. She was a generous and very compassionate person and would take on the trials and tribulations of others as if they were her own. She leaves a huge hole in the hearts of those who knew her, and she will be sorely missed.

The Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home of Carmichaels, Pa., is in charge of funeral arrangements. As per Mary’s request, a private graveside service will be held at the Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Crucible, Pa.Memorial donations can be made to the charity of your choosing or to the Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22911. www.hopva.org

​Gladys Wilson

    
Gladys Wilson, age 94, of Nemacolin, died Saturday November 19, 2016 in Uniontown Hospital.

     Ms. Wilson was born November 25, 1921 in Fairchance, Pa., the daughter of the late George W. and Winifred Artis Wilson.

     Gladys was a devoted caregiver for her mother and dad, and brother, Jack until their deaths.

     Gladys attended the former Nemacolin Presbyterian Church.

     She enjoyed shopping at flea markets.

     Ms. Wilson is survived by 2 brothers, Arnold Wilson, of Charlotte, N.C. and Glenn Wilson, and wife, Gail, of Westland, Michigan, and a sister, Mildred Mills, of Nemacolin, and several nieces and nephews.

     Deceased in addition to her parents are her brothers George L., Roy (Jack), William, Arthur and Maitland Wilson, and 2 sisters, Bernice Johnston and Irene Lewellyn.

     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 on Tuesday November 22, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday when a Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel.

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

     Condolences:   www.legacy.com

​Albert R. Rush Jr.

    
Albert R. Rush Jr., age 74, of Carmichaels died November 11, 2016 in Rolling Meadows Nursing Care, Waynesburg.

     Mr. Rush was born March 29, 1942 in Khedive, the son of the late Albert R. and Dorothy Fox Rush Sr.

     On November 20, 1969 Albert married Margaret Mae Cobb Rush who died August 10, 2009.

     Mr. Rush worked as a maintenance worker in the Southeastern Greene School District until his retirement.

     He loved the outdoors, cutting trees, and keeping his property clean.

     Albert is survived by 2 sons, Joseph Dugan Rush, of Carmichaels, and David Ray Rush and wife Brandee, of Goldsboro, N.C., 3 grandsons, Brendon Levi Rush, Gage Eugene Murphy, and Harrison Ray Rush, and 2 brothers, Bryce Rush and wife Linda, and Bruce Rush and wife Judy, both of Carmichaels, and several nieces and nephews.

     Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Tuesday November 15, 2016 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 8:30 p.m.  A Funeral Service will be held at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Funeral Home Chapel.

     Interment will be held in Muddy Creek Cemetery, Khedive at a later date.

     Condolences:  www.legacy.com

​Dale Edward Phillips

    
Dale Edward Phillips, age 45, of Carmichaels, died November 1, 2016 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

     Mr. Phillips was born April 5, 1971 in Morgantown, W.V. the son of the late Patsy Foley Phillips and Leslie Phillips, of Uniontown.

     In addition to his father, he is survived by his 2 daughters, Heather Curfman, of Waynesburg and Tiffany Phillips, of Pittsburgh, and his son, Kaider Phillips, at home, and 2 sisters, Zoey Wilson and Joyce Phillips, both of Waynesburg.

     Two half brothers are deceased, David A. and Jonathan D. Phillips.

     Mr. Phillips was a graduate of Central Greene High School Class of 1989.  He worked for Fayette County Community Action until his illness.

     He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

     Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Monday November 7, 2016 from 4 to 6 p.m.  A Memorial Service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday evening in the Funeral Home Chapel.

     Condolences:  www.legacy.com

​Heather Renee Whyel

    
Heather Renee Whyel, age 25, of Nemacolin died November 4, 2016 of injuries sustained in an auto accident on Route 21, Khedive, Greene County.

     Ms. Whyel was born August 27, 1991 in Morgantown, W.V., the daughter of Gerald S. Whyel Jr., of Brackenridge, Pa. and Thelma Areford Friday, of Carmichaels.

     In addition to her parents, Heather is survived by 2 sons, Xavier and Xander Coger, a sister Jenifer Whyel, of Nemacolin, 2 brothers, Joshua and Connor Whyel, of Brackenridge, her maternal grandfather, Leon Areford, and paternal grandmother, Connie Whyel, and her stepmother, Maria Whyel.

     Deceased are her maternal grandmother, Karen Areford, and paternal grandfather, Gerald Whyel Sr.

     Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Tuesday November 8, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m.

     Donations may be made to a Go Fund Me Account in care of Maria Gillard Whyel.

     Condolences:  www.legacy.com

James E. Barnish

   
  James E. Barnish, age 73, of Clarksville, died October 24, 2016 in Donnell House, Washington,Pa.

     Mr. Barnish was born June 4, 1943 in Chartiers, Greene County, the son of the late John and Mary (Betty) Shaw Barnish.

     He is survived by a son, James Barnish Jr. (Michelle), of Rices Landing, 3 grandchildren, Jacob, Jadyn, and Luke Barnish, a brother, John “Jack” Barnish (Jeannie), of Salt Lake City, Utah, and his one true love, Anne Turner, of Mather.

     In addition to his parents, a brother, William Barnish is deceased.

     Mr. Barnish was a graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School in the Class of 1961.

     He was a retired coal miner from the former Gateway Mine, and then finished his career as a truck driver for ECM Transport.

     In his spare time, he was a member of the Jefferson Football Club, loved working on cars, and spending time with his family.  He enjoyed playing the slots at the Meadows.

     Family and friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue Carmichaels,Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Thursday October 27, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m.  A Funeral Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. in in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend John Dorean, officiating.

       Condolences:  www.legacy.com

​Lee Ferris

     Lee Ferris, born Thelma Lee Callaghan, passed away in San Diego, California, on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the age of 67.

    Lee was born on September 20, 1948 in Carmichaels, Pa. to the late William Callaghan and Thelma Donley Callaghan.

      Lee graduated from Carmichaels Area High School, and eventually received her BA in Accounting from National University, attained her CPA license, and was a Navy wife for 20 years.  She lived in numerous places over her lifetime before settling in San Diego in 1994, where she worked as a CPA and a tax software developer at Intuit.  She was an avid reader, loved traveling, and was dedicated to helping and promoting women’s causes.  She was a long-time supporter of many organizations, including Foundation for Women, Emily’s List, Planned Parenthood, NARAL and Dress for Success.

     Lee is survived by her loving sons, Richard and Michael Ferris, daughter-in-law, Rachel Kohl, sister, Linda Archinaco and nieces, Laurette Mumper, Kristen Miller and Karen Parks.

     Family and close friends are invited to her burial, which will be held at Garard’s  Fort Cemetery, Garard’s Fort, Pa. on Saturday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m.  Donations in her memory can be made to the Flenniken Memorial Library, 102 E. George St., Carmichaels, Pa. 15320.

     The Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor is in charge of local arrangements. Please go directly to Garard’s Fort Cemetery.

     Condolences:  www.legacy.com

​Roy Melvin Clark

    
Roy Melvin Clark, age 67, of Prosperity, died September 21, 2016 in his home.

     Mr. Clark was born March 23, 1949 in Pittsburgh, the son of the late William and Louise Brantner Clark.

     Mr. Clark is survived by a sister Eva Hall (Richard), of Winter Park, Florida, 3 nephews, Richard Hall Jr. (Yvonne), of Prosperity, Mark Hall, of Orlando, Florida, and Michael Hall (Pauline), of Winter Park, Florida, and several great nieces and nephews.

     A brother, William Clark Jr. is deceased.

     Mr. Clark worked as a truck driver for Scalise Industries.

     He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time.

     Funeral arrangements are Private, under the direction of the Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor.

    Condolences:   www.legacy.com

​Holly Ann Matusik

    
Holly Ann Matusik, age 46, of Waynesburg died Monday September 5, 2016.

     Ms. Matusik was born December 26, 1969 in Wheeling, W.V., the daughter of Joseph Matusik Sr. (Lydia Carey) and Sharlene Horner Howard.

     Holly Ann is also survived by 2 children, Joshua Nathan and Sarah Parrish, both of St. Petersburg, Florida, and a step-daughter, Christa Caldwell, of Waynesburg, 9 siblings, Dolores Carley (Charles), Joanne Matusik Flowers (David Stanley), Joseph J. Matusik Jr. (Shawna), Christina Cunningham (Rigoberto Balcon), Jennifer Nagy, Jessica Frazier (Mustafa Smith), Robert Howard, Kimberly Hall (Bill), Candi Matusik Wolfe (Chuck), many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins, and by her fiancé Ron Caldwell.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Thursday September 8, 2016 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.  The Memorial Service will begin at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Kevin Arkola, officiating.

Condolences:  www.legacy.com

Patricia Yoders

     Patricia Yoders, age 62, of Jefferson, died Saturday September 3, 2016 in her home.

     Mrs. Yoders was born August 28, 1954 in Uniontown, the daughter of the late Steve Bencze, and Mary (Betty) Rafter Bencze, of Carmichaels.

     On February 8, 1974, Patricia married Richard L. Yoders.

     In addition to her mother and husband, she is survived by 2 children, Patrick Yoders and Jennifer Yoders, a grandson, Rolin Burghy, all of Jefferson, 2 sisters, Rebecca Mikalik (Stephen), of Carmichaels and Mary Ann Jack and Jeremy Varner (Fiance), of Carmichaels, and several nieces and nephews.

     Mrs. Yoders was a manager for Laurel Highlands Total Communications, of Yukon, Pa.

     She was a member of St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church, Carmichaels.

     She enjoyed the Penguins, oil painting, and playing video games and watching Little League and soccer games her grandson played.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Tuesday September 6, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday from 10 to 10:30 a.m . A Prayer Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in St. Hugh Church with the Reverend John Bauer, Celebrant.

     Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Hospital.

     Condolences:  www.legacy.com

Lawrence James Preston

    
Lawrence James Preston, age 71, of Carmichaels, formerly of Brownsville, died August 26, 2016 in his home after a long illness.

     Mr. Preston was born June 18, 1945 in Palmer, Pa., the son of the late Charles and Anna Preston.

     He is survived by his wife Bonnie Marsh who he married on September 7, 2007.

     Also surviving are 5 children:  Lawrence J. Preston II, Victoria Franks (John), Anthony Sirianni (Brandy), Ralph Sirianni (Destiny Stewart), Tawyan Pandullo (Anthony), 9 grandchildren: Lawrence J. Preston III, Venna M. Preston, John Jay Franks, Josh Franks, Nathan Sirianni, Tyler Sirianni, Ashlyn T. Pandullo, Nick Sirianni, Elizabeth Sirianni, 2 brothers, George Huseman (Regina), Charles Preston, and 2 sisters, Nellie Hackey, and Brenda Preston.

     Deceased are a sister, Barbara Harper and a brother, Robert Preston.

     Mr. Preston served his country in the U.S. Army in the 1970’s.

     He was a graduate of California University of Pa., and worked at the former Fruehauf Plant in Uniontown where he also was a Union Representative, and at Levine Furniture Co.

     Jim was also a Master Woodworker, and owned the Rocking Horse Gift Shop in Brownsville.  He made many of the items in the shop.

     He was a member of American Legion Post 400, Carmichaels, and served in several offices.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m., and Monday from 9 to 11:00 a.m. Full Military Rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 400 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491, of Carmichaels at the Funeral Home at 10:45 a.m. followed by a Service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Reagan Fike, officiating.

A Private Interment will occur at a later date at the Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Legion Post 400.

     Condolences:  www.legacy.com

​William Lee Rankin

     William Lee Rankin, age 65, of Smithfield, formerly of Carmichaels, died August 16, 2016 near his home.  He suffered a heart attack.

     Mr. Rankin was born December 27, 1950 in Waynesburg, Pa., the son of the late Raymond L. and Isabel Crowl Rankin.

     Mr. Rankin served his country in the 1970’s in the U.S. Airforce.

     He worked as a salesman and security guard until his health began to fail.

     Bill is survived by 3 children, James M. Rankin (Eva), of Carmichaels, Robin Marmie (Bob), of Crucible, and Sherri Whipkey, of Carmichaels, 8 grandchildren, a sister, Susan Frye (Victor), of Carmichaels, and several nieces and nephews, and 3 caregivers, Travis Lewellen, Richard Rankin, and Jeremy Martin.

     In addition to his parents, a brother, Lt. Robert Rankin is deceased.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Friday August 19, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m.  A Memorial Service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Friday in the Funeral Home Chapel.

     In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to help defray the funeral costs.

    Condolences:  www.legacy.com

George Robert “Bob” Gideon, Jr.

    
George Robert “Bob” Gideon, Jr. passed away in Pinehurst, NC surrounded by loved ones, on July 20, 2016, due to complications from lung cancer. He was 64 years old. He was born December 18, 1951 and was a life-long resident of Carmichaels, PA. Bob worked for more than 40 years at Hatfield Power Station. He was married to the love of his life Karen Gideon for 43 years.

     Bob was well-known as a man who preferred to fill his life with family, reveling in their successes while rarely mentioning his own. His children and grandchildren thought the world of him. He never let one of their events pass unattended or undescribed. If he couldn’t be there in person, he was on the phone wanting a play-by-play of every detail.

     He was a kind, honest, and hard-working man. He was not much for idle chatter. When he spoke his words meant something. Bob was the kind of guy who continued to visit and bring cookies to his father’s retirement home roommate, after his father had passed away. He didn’t do such deeds because he wanted attention. He did them because he was a compassionate soul. People could not help but admire and respect him.

     He was even the favorite of all the family pets. Maybe they could sense his gentle, compassionate nature. Dogs always found their way to his lap, and his little round miniature dachshund Abbey waddled after him wherever he went.

     Bob and Karen had one of those relationships that most people only hear about. Their love and devotion to each other radiated to everyone who knew them. They were the shining example of what a marriage should be. They were always together. He loved and cared for her the last day of his life, as he did the day they were married. She was his everything.

     For Bob, family came above all else. He spent the past few years taking care of his parents and Karen’s mother. He watched them all pass on from this world within two years of each other.

     When his mother passed away in February, Bob and Karen decided to retire. They had an eye for what was good, moving to Pinehurst to play golf and relax by the pool. Life, though, has a way of not always going as planned. Although their time in retirement was brief, Bob and Karen spent it side-by-side as always, doing exactly what they pleased.

     Bob is survived by loved ones with broken hearts. All miss him terribly.

     He is survived by his wife, Karen, daughters, Stacey Ray (Mackelly Ray) and Kelley Mayhle (Jeffrey Mayhle). They have four grandchildren: Ethan Ray, Logan Mayhle, Molly Ray, and Emma Mayhle. Sister Debbie Ritchey (Robert Ritchey), Brother Kevin Gideon (Jackie Gideon), sister-in-law Charlotte Poyle, brother-in-law Greg Helmick (Melanie Helmick) and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

     He is preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and George Gideon, and in-laws Charles and Helen Helmick.

     The family will be hosting a memorial to celebrate his life on August 13, 2016 at Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to one of the following organizations, in Bob’s memory:

     Lungevity lung cancer research at http://www.lungevity.org.

     The FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care at https://www.firsthealth.org/foundation-of-firsthealth/make-a-donation (choose “FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care” in the Designation field).

     Condolences:  www.legacy.com

William H. Ullery

     
William H. Ullery, age 77, of Carmichaels, died August 3, 2016 in Golden Living Center, Waynesburg.
     Mr. Ullery was born August 27, 1938 in Carmichaels, the son of the late Ralph E. and Ella Jane Sharpneck Ullery.
     Bill is survived by his wife Shirley Hibbs Babyak Ullery, a daughter Ann Ullery, of Holiday, Florida, stepchildren, Robert Babyak, of Florida, David Babyak (Lori), of Crucible, Susan Rogers (Mark), Daytona Beach, Fl., Stephanie Dice (Chad), of Carmichaels, step grandchildren, Brad Babyak (Crystal), Kristi Babyak, Joel Speegle, Nicole Speegle, Seth Speegle, Maykayla Babyak, Alyssa Babyak, Christian Babyak, Garrett and Reed Dice, a great grandson, Hunter Babyak, 2 nephews, Mel Boone (Emilie), and Shawn Boone, and several nieces and nephews, friends and extended family.
     Deceased in addition to his parents, are his son, Karl Ullery, and sister, Linda Lewis, a brother, Ralph Eugene Ullery, and step grandson, Jessie Speegle.
       Mr. Ullery served his country for 22 years in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
     He worked for 20 years at Krency’s Bakery, Washington, as a baker.  He was a farmer also during these years.
     Mr. Ullery was a Baptist.
    He was a member of American Legion Post 400, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 3491, both of Carmichaels.
     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.  The Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dave McElroy.
     Full Military Rites provided by the Carmichaels VFW and American Legion at Greene Co. Memorial Park, Waynesburg.
    Condolences:  www.legacy.com


Louis F. Zetti

    
Louis F. Zetti, age 91, of Crucible, died July 28, 2016 in Washington Hospital.

     Mr. Zetti was born June 19, 1925, the son of the late Domenick and Mary Casalinova Zetti.

     On September 7, 1946, Mr. Zetti married Helen Kusaba Zetti, who survives.

     Also surviving are a daughter, Arlene Zetti, of Crucible, son, Ralph Paul Zetti (Ann), of Lancaster, Pa., grandson, Domenick Zetti, brother, Joseph Zetti, of Akron, Ohio, a sister, Donna Elliott (Barry), of Rices Landing, and several nieces and nephews.

     Deceased besides his parents are a brother, Steve and sister, Rose Miller.

     Lou served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

     He worked as a part time policeman for Cumberland Twp. Police Dept. for many years, and retired as a welder for the former Lynmar Manufacturing Co., of Masontown, Pa.

     He was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Crucible.

     In his free time, he loved to hunt, fish, and put in a garden.

     At Mr. Zetti’s request there are no services.

     Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320, Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor is in charge of arrangements.

     Condolences:  www.legacy.com

 
Mary Louise Lancaster Keys

    
Mary Louise Lancaster Keys, age 87, of Carmichaels, formerly of Fredericktown died, July 27, 2016 in Washington Hospital, Washington, Pa.

     Mrs. Keys was born August 31, 1928 in Grandville, W.V., the daughter of the late George and Carrie Lancaster.

     Mrs. Keys is survived by 8 children, Mary L. Nicholson, Carla J. Baker, Vickie L. Albert (Andrew), Sandy Bruce, Charles M. Bruce, William D. Keys (Lisa), Joan L. Ball (Brian), Janet L. Cherup (John), 20 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, 13 great great grandchildren, and the husband of her late daughter, , Barbara K., George Mincey.

     Also deceased is her husband, William Keys, and a son, Robert E. Lambert.

     Mrs. Keys was a member of the First Baptist Church, of Carmichaels.

     She enjoyed reading, singing, playing slot machines and bingo, and her beloved pet cat, Sassy.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Sunday July 31, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and Monday from 9 to 10 a.m.  The Funeral Service will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the Pastor Charles Sowden, officiating.

     Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Morgantown, W.V.

Condolences: www.legacy.com

Edward Woodring

Edward Woodring, 44, of Washington died July 19, 2016 in Washington.  There are no services.  Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels, in charge of arrangements.

Matthew Charles Polosky

    
Matthew Charles Polosky, age 45, of Crucible, died July 25, 2016 in his home.  There are no services.  Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels, in charge of arrangements.

Tamara J. Paugh

    
Tamara J. Paugh, age 30, of Garards Fort, died July 4, 2016 in her home.

     There are no services.  Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Karen Lynn Celaschi

Karen Lynn Celaschi, age 67, of Waynesburg, died Friday July 1, 2016 in her home.

Mrs. Celaschi was born on February 13, 1949, the daughter of the late Oliver and Beatrice

On September 18, 1967, Karen married Bruno Celaschi Sr. who survives. Also surviving are 4

children, Lori Welty (David), of Virginia, Bruno Celaschi Jr. (Patty) of Jefferson, Jennifer Pushey (Mike)

of Ohio, Jessica Celaschi, of Waynesburg, grandchildren, Amber, Whitney, Gordon, Cassie, Cameron,

Andrew, Michael, Emma, Gracelyn, great grandchildren, Juliane, Lauren, brothers, Gerald Dillinger

(Betty) of Clarksville, Delbert Dillinger, of Mather, and sisters, Cheri Stark (Harry), of Mather, Linda

Karen was a member of the Carmichaels Congregation Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Mrs. Celaschi requested no services. Lesako Funeral Home Inc, Carmichaels in charge of

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

Louise A. Weaver

Louise A. Weaver, age 90, of Crucible died Saturday July 2, 2016 in Golden Living Center,

Waynesburg.

Mrs. Weaver was born April 17, 1926 in York Run, Pa., the daughter of the late John and Lena

Pakish Udovich.

She is survived by 3 children, Patty Gera, of Carmichaels, Lindy Kelley (Patrick), of St. Petersburg,

Fl., and Larry Brown (Katy), of Castroville, TX., a sister, Leona Block (Stanley), of Crucible, and brother,

Leonard Udovich, of Nemacolin, and sister-in- law, Sharon Udovich, grandchildren, Jonathan Klimek

(Beverly), Jason Klimek (Elizabeth), Jennifer Cama (Tim), Alexi Schuerte, John Eric Kerr, Kristie Brown

Evans, John Oswald Ahlan, great grandchildren, Christian Lohr, Zach Kerr, Jade, Maddie, and Sophie

Klimek, and Lily Cama, and a great great granddaughter Mia Gabrielle on the way.

Deceased besides her parents, are her husbands, Robert Brown and Jack Weaver, a daughter, Carol

Kerr, 2 brothers, Larry (Hobo) Udovich, and John Leon Udovich, and sister-in- law, Dorothy Udovich,

son-in- law, Ron Gera.

Mrs. Weaver was a former resident of Clearwater,Fl.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Crucible, and helped with the Altar-Rosary

Society for years.

Her hobbies were bird watching and flower gardening.

Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa.

15320 (724-966- 5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Tuesday July 5, 2016 from 3 to 5

and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. when a Prayer Service will be held at the

Funeral Home followed by a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Crucible with

the Reverend John M. Bauer, Celebrant.

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

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

​​Teresa Bizub Paidakovich

    
Teresa Bizub Paidakovich, age 88, of Cabin John, Md., formerly of Nemacolin, Pa. passed away on June 25, 2016.

     Teresa was born June 15, 1928 in Nemacolin, the daughter of the late August and Mary Zahradnik Bizub.

     She is survived by her beloved husband, John Paidakovich, 2 daughters, Mary Ann Ruddell (David), and Lucy Seifert (Chris), both of Gaithersburg, Md.

      In addition, she is survived by her 4 loving grandchildren, Sarah Gardina (Tim), John Seifert (Jhonna), Amy Ruddell, and Beth Shura (Aaron), and 3 great grandchildren, Jenna and Brooks Seifert and Timothy John (TJ) Gardina,  a sister, Mary Fitzwater (Marcellus), of Palmyra, Va., and many nieces and nephews

     In addition to her parents, 6 brothers, Charles, George, Albert, Eddie, August, and John, and 2 sisters, Doris McManus and Betty Juliani are deceased.

      Teresa was a member of St. Bartholomews Catholic Church, and a longtime resident of Cabin John, Md.

      She was a lifelong member of the VFW Post 2562 Women’s Auxillary in Wheaton, Md. and was a member of the American Legion Post 86, Rockville, Md.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 to 10:00 a.m.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend John Bauer officiating.

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

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

​Karen Louise Hast

    
Karen Louise Hast, age 52, of Carmichaels, died June 22, 2016 in Pittsburgh.

     A Catholic Scripture Service will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc. Carmichaels, Pa.

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

​Edward A. Trump Jr.

Edward A. Trump Jr., age 55, of Waynesburg died June 9, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Trump was born December 8, 1960 in Connellsville, Pa., the son of Edward A. Trump Sr., of

Portage, Indiana, and the late Charlotte Hyatt Trump.

Mr. Trump did construction work for an oil company until his retirement.

He enjoyed spending time in the Waynesburg Moose Lodge.

In addition to his father, Mr. Trump is survived by his daughtyer, Sami Jo Trump Sanner

(Christopher), of Normalville, 3 grandchildren, Gage J. Wires, Devon Lee Wires, and Alexis Dawn

Sanner, and a sister, Kimberly Dawn Trump, of South Connellsville, and a niece, Destiny Trump, and

Friends are invited to a Memorial Luncheon at 2:00 p.m. June 24, 2016 in the Waynesburg Moose

Lodge, 186 S. Morgan Street, Waynesburg, Pa.

Arrangements by Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320, Paul M.

Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor.

Joseph P. Sokol Jr.

Joseph P. Sokol Jr., age 68, of Carmichaels, formerly of Nemacolin died Monday, June 6, 2016 in his

home after a long illness.

Mr. Sokol was born July 4, 1947 in Waynesburg, the son of the late Joseph P. and Margaret M.

Mondichek Sokol Sr.

On July 24, 1966, Mr. Sokol married Maria L. Plavi Sokol who survives. Also surviving are 3 children,

Joseph P. Sokol III (Kim), of Raleigh, N.C., Bernardine Shultz (Jim), of St. Mary’s Pa., Marie A. Blasinsky

(Tim), of Carmichaels, 3 grandchildren, Christina, Matthew, and Michael Blasinsky, a great grandchild,

Jayce Harshman, 3 cousins who were close to him, Jim and Steve Sokol, and Marilyn Riggen, nieces

and nephews, brother and sister-in- laws, and the caregivers at Amedysis.

Joe graduated from Carmichaels Area High School, class of 1965, and went on to work at the

Nemacolin Mine as an electrician until the mine closed. He then taught welding at the Greene County

Votech School, operated an electrical repair service, and worked as a Karaoke D.J.

He enjoyed working on and mastering computer technologies.

He was a Jehovahs’ Witness.

He was a member of U.M.W.A. Local 6290, and a social member of American Legion Post 400,

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 June 18, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel.

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


James Sharpnack

   
 James Sharpnack, age 74, of Greensboro, died Monday May 2, 2016 in his home.

    Mr. Sharpnack was born November 19, 1941, in Masontown, the son of the late James and Barbara Beatty Sharpnack Sr.

    Mr. Sharpnack is survived by 2 sisters.  Kelly Greg (John), Garrettsville, Ohio, and Bonnie Boudman (Donald), Stillwater, Pa., and one brother, Danny Ray Sharpnack (Linda), of Ravenna, Ohio, several nieces and nephews, and caregivers, Tom Barton and Tina Cumpston.

    Deceased in addition to his parents are his wife, Nancy Lee, sister, Barbara Swift, a brother, Matthew was killed in Viet Nam, and his close friend, Helen Barton.

    Mr. Sharpnack was a retired steel worker.

    He loved his pets, Rosie and Chester.

    Mr. Sharpnack requested no services.  Lesako Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.    Online obituary:  www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.  Condolences:  www.legacy.com

Emma Jean Moxin Christopher

    
Emma Jean Moxin Christopher, age 92, of Carmichaels died Friday May 6, 2016 in Rolling Meadows Nursing Care, Waynesburg.  

    Mrs. Christopher was born April 17, 1924 in Uniontown, Pa., the daughter of the late John and May Moxin.  She grew up in Filbert, and graduated from Redstone High School, Republic, Pa.

    Emma was married to the late Walter I. Christopher who died in 1988.

    She is survived by a son, Lloyd F. Christopher and his wife, Joanne, of Charleston, S.C., 2 grandchildren, Lisa A. Todd and Amie T. Long, and 3 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

    Nine siblings are deceased, Joseph, John, and Mary Moxin, Annie Graham, Katherine Rosenwald, Helen Kanuch, Sophie Kersick, Martha Lockhart, and Margarite Sabarese.

    Mrs. Christopher was a member of St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church, and the Altar-Rosary Society.

    She loved and was loved by her family on this Mother’s Day.

    Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Tuesday May 10, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. when a Prayer Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. in St. Hugh Church, Carmichaels, with the Reverend John M. Bauer, Celebrant.

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

    Parish Wake Service at 7:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home on Tuesday.    Online obituary:  www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com  Condolences:  www.legacy.com

Emma Jean Moxin Christopher

    
Emma Jean Moxin Christopher, age 92, of Carmichaels died Friday May 6, 2016 in Rolling Meadows Nursing Care, Waynesburg. 

     Mrs. Christopher was born April 17, 1924 in Uniontown, Pa., the daughter of the late John and May Moxin.  She grew up in Filbert, and graduated from Redstone High School, Republic, Pa.

     Emma was married to the late Walter I. Christopher who died in 1988.

     She is survived by a son, Lloyd F. Christopher and his wife, Joanne, of Charleston, S.C., 2 grandchildren, Lisa A. Todd and Amie T. Long, and 3 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

     Nine siblings are deceased, Joseph, John, and Mary Moxin, Annie Graham, Katherine Rosenwald, Helen Kanuch, Sophie Kersick, Martha Lockhart, and Margarite Sabarese.

     Mrs. Christopher was a member of St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church, and the Altar-Rosary Society.

     She loved and was loved by her family on this Mother’s Day.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Tuesday May 10, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. when a Prayer Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. in St. Hugh Church, Carmichaels, with the Reverend John M. Bauer, Celebrant.

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

     Parish Wake Service at 7:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home on Tuesday.

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

​​James Sharpnack

     James Sharpnack, age 74, of Greensboro, died Monday May 2, 2016 in his home.

     Mr. Sharpnack was born November 19, 1941, in Masontown, the son of the late James and Barbara Beatty Sharpnack Sr.

     Mr. Sharpnack is survived by 2 sisters.  Kelly Greg (John), Garrettsville, Ohio, and Bonnie Boudman (Donald), Stillwater, Pa., and one brother, Danny Ray Sharpnack (Linda), of Ravenna, Ohio, several nieces and nephews, and caregivers, Tom Barton and Tina Cumpston.

     Deceased in addition to his parents are his wife, Nancy Lee, sister, Barbara Swift, a brother, Matthew was killed in Viet Nam, and his close friend, Helen Barton.

     Mr. Sharpnack was a retired steel worker.

     He loved his pets, Rosie and Chester.

     Mr. Sharpnack requested no services.  Lesako Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

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

 

​Paul F. Blasinsky

    
Paul F. Blasinsky, age 79, of Carmichaels died May 2, 2016 surrounded by his family.

     Mr. Blasinsky was born April 12, 1937 in Ronco, the son of the late Martin and Helen Moskal Blasinsky.

     On January 21, 1961, Paul married Mary Ann Ludrosky Blasinsky who survives. 

     Also surviving are 3 children, Timothy Blasinsky (Marie), of Carmichaels, Brian Blasinsky (Melinda), of Willoughby, Ohio, Diane Gesk (Robert), of Uniontown, a son-in-law, Stan Davis, of Morgantown, W.V., 11 grandchildren, Christina, Matthew, Michael, Aaron, Lauren, Kyle, Hanna Blasinsky, Meghan and Kristin Davis, Alex and C.J. Gesk, 1 great grandson, Jayce Harshman, and several nieces and nephews, a brother Theodore Blasinsky (Debra Sue), 4 sisters, Frances Bruni (Joseph), Veronica Carozza (Pete), Mary Ann Bednaza (Victor), Thelma Bugansky, a brother-in-law, Steve Elek, a sister-in-law, Margaret Blasinsky.

     He was preceded in death in addition to his parents, by a daughter, Karen Davis, a brother, Martin Blasinsky, and sister, Cecelia Elek, a brother-in-law, Donald Bugansky.

     Mr. Blasinsky was a graduate of German Twp. High School Class of 1955. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves in the early 1960’s.  After working in Washington, Pa. and Cleveland, Ohio, he came to Carmichaels and became a partner at Whitley Auto Wreckers for 21 years.  He became an Antique Car and Parts Specialist serving the whole country way before the internet. He was a member of the Antique Car Club of America.

     Mr. Blasinsky attended St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church in Carmichaels and served on the Church Committee , Usher, Holy Name Society, and the Knights of Columbus.

     Paul was the 1st. Chairman of Cumberland Twp. Parks and Recreation Committee, and initiated the construction of Wana B Park in Carmichaels.  He was the Carmichaels Lions Club Man of the year, 1988.

     He was an avid sportsman.  Paul played sandlot baseball in the Big Ten and Fayette Co. League.  He was active in American Legion Baseball, and was inducted into the Pa. American Legion Sports Hall of Fame in 1987. 

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100) Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday when a Prayer Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in St. Hugh Church, Carmichaels with the Reverend John M. Bauer, Celebrant.

     Interment will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery, Masontown.

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

Charles E. (Charlie) Hunnell Jr.

  
   Charles E. (Charlie) Hunnell Jr., age 57, of Eighty Four died February 28, 2016 in Spartanburg, S.C.
     Mr. Hunnell was born September 20, 1958 in Melbourne, Florida, the son of Mary Ellen Hunnell, Waynesburg, Pa. and the late Charles E. Hunnell Sr.

     Mr. Hunnell is survived by a son, Christopher Hunnell (Stephanie) and daughter Tanya Leyser (Patrick), 3 grandchildren, Benedikt, Emma, and Leni, 7 siblings, Tracy McDade (Alan), Kenneth Hunnell (Chris), Tammy Hunnell, Toni Snyder (Ray), Steven Hunnell, William Hunnell, and Janie Zimmerman (A.J.).

     Mr. Hunnell served his country in the 1970’s in the U.S. Army.

     He resided for a time in Orange, Texas, and studied German at Big Bend Community College.

     Mr. Hunnell worked for Work Horse Integrations at the time of his death.

     Interment of his cremans will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, Pa. on May 26, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

     Lesako Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences:  www.legacy.com

​Kellie Anne Crockard

      Kellie Anne Crockard, age 39, of Carmichaels died Monday April 18, 2016.

     Ms. Crockard was born August 31, 1976 in Brownsville, the daughter of Verna Kobaly Broadwater, of Carmichaels.

     Kellie was a graduate of Carmichaels Area High School Class of 1995, and worked as a health care nurse for Triple Services, Washington.  She was also a caregiver for her Uncle, Joey Kobaly.

     In addition to her mother and uncle, Kellie is survived by a sister, Tracy Schwartzmiller (Greg), of Dover, Del., and brother, Scott Broadwater (Shelly), of Carmichaels, 2 nieces, Britanee Eder and Kristin Nichols (Justin), 3 nephews, Cory, Brandon, and Kyle Schwartzmiller, and great niece, Aspen Nichols, and many cousins and friends she loved dearly.

     Deceased is a sister, Crystal Broadwater at birth, and grandparents, John and Helen Kobaly.

     She loved pets, and her Isabella LuLu.

     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Friday April 22, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.  A Funeral Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Reagan Fike, officiating.

     Interment will be private at a later date in Acklin Cemetery, Merrittstown.

​Condolences:  www.legacy.com

Kimberly Kron

      Kimberly Kron, age 52, of Carmichaels, formerly of Nemacolin died Monday April 18, 2016 in UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh.
     Mrs. Kron was born April 4, 1964 in Waynesburg, the daughter of the late Thomas and Ellen M. Pratt Walters.
     On July 20, 2000, Kimberly married Paul J. Kron who survives.  Also surviving are 2 children, Thomas J. Walters (Keri L.), of Carmichaels, and Michelle L. Wise (Michael T.), of Hundred, W.V., 3 grandchildren, Landen T. and Kolten J. Walters, and Ellie A. Wise, and a brother, Jerry Walters (Martha), of Carmichaels.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.
     In addition to her parents, a brother, Greg Walters is deceased.
     Kim was a member of the Greene Valley Presbyterian Church, Carmichaels.
     She worked at the former Fenner Dunlop Plant in Allison, as an Administrative Assistant.
     She was active in the Boy Scouts of America Post 1262 for many years, and was a member of the American Legion Post 400 Women’s Auxiliary.
     Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and Friday from 12 to 1 p.m.  The Funeral Service will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Keith P. Larson, officiating.
     Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kron Family.
     Online obituary:  www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com  Condolences:  www.legacy.com

Richard Thomas Vinson

Richard Thomas Vinson, age 66, of Waynesburg died March 23, 2016 in Washington Health System/Greene.  Arrangements are private by Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels.

Rudolph J. Kazimer Jr.

   
 Rudolph J. Kazimer Jr., age 72, of Rices Landing, died April 6, 2016  in his home.  

     Funeral arrangements are private.    Paul Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 in 

charge.

Brenda Severini Andrascik

   
  Brenda Severini Andrascik, age 63, of Overland Park, Kansas, formerly of Rices Landing, died Monday, March 28, 2016 in Washington (Pa.) Hospital.

     Mrs. Andrascik was born June 26, 1952 in Waynesburg, Pa., the daughter of Chester Severini, of Rices Landing, and the late Velma Seese Severini.

     In addition to her father, Mrs. Andrascik is survived by her husband, Ronald Andrascik, by her sister, Cheryl Voytek and husband Donald, of Carmichaels, 2 nieces, Dawn Marie Tamborino, of Pittsburgh, and Nicole Colarusso and husband Vincent, of Carmichaels, 2 great nieces, Victoria and Giana, and 2 great nephews, Ty and Dominic, a stepson Jonathan Andrascik (Kate), and step grandchild, Ava Andrascik.

     Brenda was a graduate of Carmichaels Area High School, Class of 1970, and the Uniontown Hospital School of Nursing and Penn State University in 1973.

     After nursing school, her first job was at Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio.  She then moved on to Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh.

     Brenda devoted her life and career to helping others, and she worked her way to Director of Nursing at West Penn Hospital.

     She later decided to take a position at Favorite Nurses, a National Healthcare Nursing Staff Company.  She worked in Pittsburgh for many years, and then moved to Kansas City, Kansas where she became Vice President of Operations.

     Currently, she was employed as a Patient Care Administrator at Vitas Healthcare in Lenexa, Kansas.

     Friends and family will be received in St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church, 408 Route 88 Road, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 on Saturday April 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.  followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in the church with the Reverend John Bauer, Celebrant.

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

     Condolences:  www.legacy.com