paul m. lesako funeral home inc

Paul M. Lesako, Supervisor/Funeral Director

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