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Paul M. Lesako, Supervisor/Funeral Director


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Ronald Lee May


Ronald Lee May, age 63, of Greensboro, died June 30, 2024, in his home of natural causes. 

Mr. May was born June 16, 1961, at Fort Eustis, VA, the son of the late Robert Lee and Helga Kauf May.

He served his country during the 1980s aboard the U.S.S. Bradley

Ronald was an IT technician.

He is survived by first cousins: Leonard Herod, of Greensboro, Ralph Herod, of Hopwood, Kay Beck, of Washington, PA, Bill May, of Washington state, and Stella Fisher, of Washington State.

Services are private and entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Owner/Supervisor.


Full military rites will be accorded for Ronald at 1pm on July 26, 2024, at Laurel Point Cemetery provided by Greene County Honor Guard and U.S. Navy.



Kathrine Harden



Kathrine Harden, age 43, of Carmichaels, died June 30, 2024, in her sleep.  She has had some health problems the past few years.

Kathrine was born March 25, 1979, in Waynesburg, the daughter of the late Michael Ross and Cindy Carter Altizer.

Kathrine is survived by her husband, Gerald Harden; 2 daughters, Sarah Martin of Fairmont WV, and Faith Kaehler, of Morgantown, WV; a son, James Dillow, of Fairchance; a stepson, Anthony Harden, at home; a sister, Jennifer Hall (Robert), of Holbrook, and a brother, Larry Simmons, of Ohio.

A son, Jerry Harden, is deceased.

Services are private and entrusted to the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M Lesako Owner/Supervisor.




Stephen Yankura

Stephen Yankura, age 60, of Waynesburg, died June 27, 2024, in Washington Hospital.

Stephen was born January 29, 1964, in Waynesburg, the son of the late Mary Frances Holbert and Mike Frank Yankura.

He is survived by brothers; John Yankura, of Rices Landing, Michael Yankura (Robin), of Jefferson, Carl Yankura, of Jefferson, Joe Yankura, of Jefferson, and Mark Yankura, of Greene County, a niece; Heather Campbell (Allen), of Rices Landing, a nephew; Carl (CJ) Yankura Jr., of Rices Landing, and great nephews; Ryker Campbell, Kreed Campbell, and his companion Mary Pester.

In addition to his parents, a niece, Michele Hayes, is deceased. 

Stephen worked as a security guard at some of the local coal mines. He collected hot wheels and toy trains. 

Family and friends will be welcomed from 3-5 and 7-9pm on Tuesday July 2, 2024, a service will be held at 11am on Wednesday July 3, 2024, in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Owner/Supervisor.

Honey Roberta King


Honey Roberta King, age 55, of Carmichaels, died June 23, 2024, in her home after a brief illness.

Honey was born August 17, 1968, in Morgantown, WV, the daughter of the late Robert Charles King and Jean Rae Bowman.

She is survived by 3 children; Regina Rider, of Reedsville, WV, Rebecca Yeager (Andy Hewitt), of Carmichaels, James King, of Pittsburgh, 7 grandchildren; Justin King, Hayden King, Emma Daveler, Kylah King, Isabelle King, Ava King, Robbie Frazier, 1 brother, Roger King, 3 sisters; Sheila Santiago, Candy King, Laura Jordan (Tom), and her dog, Cuddles.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister, Tarra King.

She loved her family, enjoyed karaoke at Pappy’s and the V.F.W., and was a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers. She will be dearly missed by all  who knew and loved her.

Family and friends will be welcomed from 2-4 and 6-8pm, on Thursday June 27, 2024, with the service to begin at 7pm, in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Owner/Supervisor.



Taylor Lee Arthur



Taylor Lee Arthur, age 24, of Waynesburg, died Wednesday June 19, 2024. 


Taylor was born February 23, 1999, in Morgantown, WV, the son of Shawn Allen Arthur and the late Tammy Lynn Hughes Arthur. 


Taylor loved fishing and being outdoors. He was a 2018 graduate of Waynesburg Central High School.


 In addition to his father, he is survived by a sister Teshia Arthur of Carlisle; grandmother Donna Arthur, of Waynesburg, grandfather Robert Arthur, of Greensboro; Uncles: Steven Arthur (Judy), of Waynesburg, Joshua Arthur (Charina), of Waynesburg, Robert Airwyke, of Waynesburg, William Arthur (Deb), of Waynesburg;  Aunts: Candi Loring (Alvin), of Waynesburg, Angela Riggenbach, of Waynesburg, Lisa Hughes (Ed), of Waynesburg, and Delores Henry, of Waynesburg, as well as 2 nieces and a nephew and several cousins.


Deceased, in addition to his mother, are a brother Shawn David Arthur, his grandparents David Hughes and Linda Yeager Hughes and several cousins. 


There will be a memorial service held for Taylor at 2pm on Sunday June 30, 2024, at the Waynesburg Eagles #598, 52 West High Street, Waynesburg, PA, 15370. 


Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M Lesako, Owner/Supervisor.


Buck Nelson Palmer


Buck Nelson Palmer, age 45, of Waynesburg, died June 21, 2024, in his home after many long battles with multiple health issues. 

He was born on June 26, 1978, in Morgantown, WV, the son of Samuel Palmer and the late Mary Lou Williams Palmer.

Buck enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed collecting baseball cards, watching wrestling, and having cookouts.

He lived In Waynesburg with his wife of almost 22 years, Amy (Kramer) Palmer. Also surviving is a son, Kody Gorby (Kimberly), of Hundred, WV, a daughter, Kasey Gorby, of Waynesburg, grandchildren; Kaydence, Kolson, Gary, and another to be born this year, brothers; Buddy Palmer (Patricia), of Fairmont WV, Sam Palmer (Ashley), of Garards Fort, his father, Samuael Palmer (Tina), of Farmington, WV, niece, Stacee Palmer, nephews; Bobby Hoff, Tony Hoff, and Dakota Hoff, as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Buck worked at Kyowa America (PA and TN) for 18 years. He also worked for ATOS in the oil and well industry. 

He loved being around the friends that he made everywhere he went. If anyone needed help, he’d find a way, even if he was sick or miles away, He loved to joke around and was a great man. He will be loved and missed forever by all that knew and loved him.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date to be announced.

Funeral arrangements are private and entrusted to the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M Lesako Owner/Supervisor.


Terry Jordan Wilson


Terry Jordan Wilson, age 75, of Nemacolin, died June 26, 2024, in WeCare, Waynesburg.

She was born August 8,1948, in Waynesburg, the daughter of the late William Wilson and Kathleen Jordan Wilson.

She is survived by a brother, George William (Hack) Wilson (Cindy), of Nemacolin, 2 nephews, George Wilson Jr. and Bryan Wilson, both of Nemacolin, a niece, Christina Wilson (husband Mike Lavrich) of Crozet, VA, and a great niece, Kasey Wilson.

Terry was a 1966 graduate of Carmichaels Are High School. She was a retired Postal worker having worked at Nemacolin Post Office for 36 years. She enjoyed going to flea markets with her aunt Gladys

Family and friends will be welcomed from 2-4 and 6-8pm, on Sunday June 30, 2024. The service will be held at 11am on Monday July 1, 2024, in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Owner/Supervisor.


Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Park.



Jeffrey Scott Kovach


Jeffrey Scott Kovach, age 53, of Jefferson, died June 18, 2024, in his home of heart related issues.

He was born March 12, 1971, in Waynesburg, the son of James Kovach, of Clarksville, and Nelda Thorn Kovach Kern, of Waynesburg.

Jeffrey was a 1991 graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School. He served his country in the United States Army as an infantryman in Kosovo and did 2 tours in Iraq.

He was currently working as a correction officer at the Greene County prison. Jeff was a member of the American Legion Post 954, Jefferson, and enjoyed coaching girls’ softball in Jefferson. He was also an organ donor.

Jeff is survived by his wife Renee Kovach, of Jefferson, 7 children; Cori Yanak (David), of Carmichaels, Jordyn Kovach, of Masontown, Zachary Bryte, of Nemacolin, Sydney Rockwell (Brian), of Masontown, Madison Kovach, of Charleston, SC, Jeffrey J. Kovach, of Jefferson, and Grace Kovach, of Jefferson; 3 grandchildren, Avery Yanak, Evelynn Kovach, Ellie Rockwell; 2 brothers, Matthew Kovach and Dave Kovach (Julie), 2 stepsiblings, Barry Kern and Sarah Kern; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be welcomed from 1-3 and 5-7pm, on Monday June 24, 2024, with the service to begin at 6pm, in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Owner/Supervisor.

Burial will follow at The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville, PA, at a date to be announced.

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



Joanne Marie Fisher


Joanne Marie Fisher, aged 81, of Waynesburg, passed away peacefully in her home on June 17, 2024, after a brief illness. 

A Celebration of Life will be held later this summer.

 Funeral Services are private and entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100.

Complete obituary on Paul M Lesako Facebook page and www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com



Susan Ellis Biddle


Susan Ellis Biddle, age 61, died June 13, 2024, in her home.

She was born October 8, 1962, in Erie, the daughter of the late David and Diana Mae Gambatese Ellis.

Susan married Carl M. Biddle, April 18, 1987. She is also survived by a son, Riley C. Biddle; 2 brothers, Richard Ellis (Stacey), of Freedom, and Timothy Ellis (Amber) of Portland TN,  a sister Mary Bogden (Frank), of Marshall, VA, as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Susan was a devout Christian. She was an adjunct professor at West Virginia and Waynesburg Universities, in English and writing research papers.

She was a voracious reader, enjoyed crafts, and life on the family farm with her 2 beloved pets, Brownie and Ronks.

Family and friends will be welcomed from 5-8pm on Monday June 17, 2024, and from 10-11 AM on Tuesday June 18, 2024, in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Owner/Supervisor. 


Burial will follow at Laurel Point Cemetery. 



Charles Raymond Eddy Sr.

Charles Raymond Eddy Sr., age 84, of Brave, died May 12, 2024, in his home after a long illness.

Mr. Eddy was born on January 12, 1940, in Core WV, the son of the late Edward and Mary Wise.

He is survived by his spouse of 42 years, Patricia Yeager; 8 children: Charles R. Jr. (Lisa) Eddy, Robert Eddy, Paul Eddy, Jackie Eddy, Anette Eddy, Rebecca Eddy, Charles Eddy III, and Donnie Paul Yeager; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews; 3 siblings, Betty Wise, Aldine Montgomery, and Bonnie Yeager (Tom).

Preceding him in death are 5 siblings: Dorothy Eddy, Freda Wise, Ellen Eddy, Sarah J Yeager, and Tucker Wise.

Mr. Eddy enjoyed making crafts from odds and ends, repairing small engines, photography, as well as hunting and fishing.


Family and friends will be welcomed from 1-3pm on Wednesday May 15, 2024, in the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M Lesako Owner/Supervisor.



Rachel E Payne

Rachel E Payne, age 69, of Masontown, died May 26, 2024, in her home.

She was born April 23, 1955, in Georgia, the daughter of the late Ray and Sarah Baker Chambers.

Rachel is survived by a son, Tom Ray Payne, of Ft Mason, a granddaughter, Teela Payne; a sister, Mary Ruth Williams, of Pt Marion; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are 3 brothers; Wayne Frolich, Ray Chambers, Bill Chambers, and 2 sisters; Jacqueline Barrett and Judy Kehoe.

Rachel worked at a plastics factory in Ohio until she became ill.

She was an avid bingo player and traveled to different states to play.

Services are private and entrusted to the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100


Rebecca Mae Wolfe

Rebecca Mae Wolfe, age 39, of Poland Mines, Dilliner, died June 3, 2024, in her home after a long illness.

Rebecca was born March 6, 1985, in Morgantown, WV, the daughter of Charles Clifford and Christine Ruse Wolfe, of Dilliner.

In addition to her parents, surviving is a brother, Charles C. Wolfe Jr (Carie), of Greensboro; a stepsister, Tina Cottrell, of Ohio; 2 stepchildren, Donald Wyland Jr. and Alena Crislip, as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.

Rebecca was a graduate of Mapletown High School and West Virginia Junior College.

Though her health was declining over the years, she enjoyed her life, her family, her friends, her cats and her flowers.

She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Family and friends will be welcomed from 2-4 and 6-8pm, on Thursday June 6, 2024, in the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M Lesako Owner/Supervisor.



Richard (Ricky) Allen Cox

Richard (Ricky) Allen Cox, age 55, of Crucible, died Monday May 6, 2024, in his home after a long battle with cancer.

Richard was born December 5, 1968, in Cleveland, OH, the son of the late James and Dorothy Williams Cox.

He is survived by his wife, Christin Strunk Cox, who he married on June 16, 2008; 2 kids, Christian Cox, of Crucible, and Amanda Demoss, of Nemacolin; half brothers and sisters, James Cox (Sunshine), John Cox (Debbie), Ray Barkley, Harry Mullett (Linda), and Cora Stull (Tom).

Preceding him in death are half-brothers, Jimmy Griffith and Paul Price.

Richard was employed at Gateway Rehab, Washington Health System, of Waynesburg. He enjoyed restoring old cars and trucks, hiking, and looking for arrowheads.

Family and friends will be welcomed from 11:30am to 1:30pm, on Thursday May 9, 2024, in the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M Lesako Owner/Supervisor.

Burial will follow at Garards Fort Cemetery.



Brenda Nicholson Grooms


Brenda Nicholson Grooms, age 80, of Carmichaels, died Thursday, May 2, 2024, in her home after a long illness.


Brenda was born January 15, 1944, in Stringtown, Carmichaels, the daughter of the late Emmett William (Buck) and Margaret Mae (Peg) Sands Nicholson.

She is survived by her husband Edward A. Grooms, who she married on November 12, 1988. Brenda is also survived by siblings; Paul Wayne Nicholson (Irene), of Geneva OH, Loye Donald Nicholson (Christine), of Kingsville, OH, Mona Dukate, of Stevens City, VA, Carol Maurin (Edward), of Carmichaels; 15 nieces and nephews; 1 great niece, and 1 great nephew.

Preceding her in death are brothers William (Bill) Nicholson and Homer W Nicholson.

Brenda worked as a guard, along with her husband, at U.S. Security. She was a member of the Carmichaels Methodist Church. 

Brenda loved bowling, gardening, puzzles, and fishing. She especially loved all her nieces and nephews.

Services are private and entrusted to Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.





Nancy M. Foote

Nancy M. Foote, Ocker-Weaver of Greensboro, PA, entered Heaven on April 28, 2024.

Nancy was born November 17,1934 in Carlisle, PA, the daughter of the late Revere Foote and the late Geneva Ryan Foote.
She married the love of her life Harold Ronnie Weaver (Handsome Harold) on October 14,1962, who previously entered Heaven on May 27, 2018.

She is survived by three children; Jacob Ocker of Acme, PA, Jonathan Ocker of Boulder, CO, and Carol Brown (Roger) of Carmichaels, PA; 10 grandchildren, Amy Lagos, Jason Ocker, Jess Humble, Samantha Johnson, Gracie Ocker, Amber Ocker, Sarah Brown, Christian Brown, Christina Ocker and Nancy Ocker, as well as 17 great grandchildren and one niece and nephew.
She is preceded in death by her brother Marvin Foote, daughter Linda Ocker and great grandson Danny Jay Humble.


Nancy spent her whole life dedicated to her family. She and Ronnie spent years at the flea markets and collecting antiques. They loved spending time with their grandchildren and trips to see their Amish friends. She was best known for spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Nancy enjoyed Bingo and dinners with her girlfriends. Before falling ill Nancy loved attending Sunday services at the Sugar Grove Baptist church. 

Family and friends will be welcomed from 2-4 and 6-8pm, on Thursday May 2, 2024, and from 10-11am, the time of service, on Friday May 3, 2024, in the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M Lesako Owner/Supervisor.

Burial will follow in Mon Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, PA.


Malisa Bell Hamilton

Malisa Bell Hamilton, age 56, of Jefferson, died April 24, 2024, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.


Malisa was born on August 7, 1967, in Waynesburg, the daughter of Donna Kennedy, of Snow Camp, NC, and the late Ronald Hamilton.


She is survived by children Bryan Chadwick (Omar), of NC, and Jennifer Neal of NC; siblings, Donna Buchanan (John Buck), of Greensboro, Rusty Smith, of California, Edward (Tink) Smith, of NY, Jacquelyn Jones, of NC, Brian Smith, of NJ, Rhonda Bennett (Dave), of NC, Barbara Riddle (James), of NC, Smitty Smith, of NC; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, including her special niece, Avery Goodson, whom she loved dearly.


Malisa was a spiritual person who loved helping other people. She enjoyed cooking, knitting, and embroidery. She will be greatly missed.


Services are private and entrusted to the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100.



Ralph Eugene Sirianni

Ralph Eugene Sirianni, age 63, of Carmichaels, formerly of Scottdale, died April 18, 2024, in his home after a 2-year illness.

Ralph was born on September 9, 1960, in Scottdale, the son of the late Loius Sirianni and Bertha Hollis Sirianni.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie S. Marsh, who he married on January 26, 2018; 3 children, Ralph L. Sirianni (Destiny), of Scottdale, Anthony (Tony) Sirianni (Brandy), of Connellsville, and Tawyan Pandullo (Anthony), of Scottdale; grandchildren, Nicholas, Elizabeth, Ryder, Nathan, and Tyler Sirianni, and Ashlyn Pandullo; brothers, Anthony Sirianni (Karen), of Mt Pleasant, John Sirianni (Beth), of Mt Pleasant, and Robert Sirianni, of Scottdale; sisters Brenda Swink (Will Rockwell), of Hopwood, Elizabeth Sirianni (Jim Coleman), of Mt Pleasant, and Darlene Lybengood, of Scottdale; as well as 16 nieces and nephews.

Ralph was a self-employed flooring installer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

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

Family and friends will be welcomed from 2-4 and 6-8pm, on Tuesday April 23, 2024, in the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M Lesako Owner/Supervisor.



John Ralph Santucci

John Ralph Santucci (Babe), age 71, of Clarksville, died unexpectedly in his home on April 17, 2024.

Babe was born on November 23, 1952, in Waynesburg, the son of the late Frank Santucci and Katherine Andrusky Santucci.

Babe is survived by his wife Karen Lee Cameron Santucci, a daughter, Carrie Jo East, of Waynesburg, 2 stepchildren, Eric Fronabarger, of Hartford, KY, and Heather Wilson, of Owensboro, KY, a brother Frank Santucci (Monk), of Donalsonville, GA, 8 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister Pattie Radjenovic.

Babe worked as a carpenter and retired in 2014. He was a member of the Pittsburgh Carpenters Union 432 for 43 years.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with friends and family in his butcher shop. He will be greatly missed by many.

At Babe’s request he will be cremated. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday May 4, 2024, at 1pm at Revival On Main, 30 Main Street, Clarksville, PA 15322.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M Lesako Owner/Supervisor.


Alisha Crayne

We are living in the time of a “Lost Generation". Friends and family members are thrust into a time of grief, a time of blame (could I have done more), a time of anger, and a time of picking up the broken pieces of a life lost.

Alisha Crayne, age 34, of Clarksville, lost her life after an 8-year drug addiction, in a house in Mount Morris, on April 15, 2024.   

Alisha was born December 18, 1989, in Waynesburg, the daughter of Lynette Hopes Evans, of Clarksville and Terry Hare, of Merrittstown.

She is survived by 3 children; Isabella Evans, of Clarksville, Hayden Yeager, of Carmichaels, and Levi Crayne, of Waynesburg; 4 siblings, Michael Basinger, of Clarksville, Jason Basinger (Jamie), of Clarksville, Michelle Ammon (Edward), of St. Petersburg, FL, and Joshua Basinger (Destinee), of Carmichaels; a great grandmother, Betty Georgia Fandis; grandparents, William and Patricia Hopes, and Mary Barna Burich, as well as 17 nieces and nephews.


Alisha had worked as a well attendant in the gas fields.

Services are private and entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date.

“To lose a child is to leave a hole in the world that can’t be filled.” --S Rusdie




Jacob Allen Fonner


Jacob Allen Fonner, age 39, of Waynesburg, died April 9, 2024, in his home.

Jacob was born on September 1, 1984, in Washington, the son of Pamela Metcalf Fonner Woodring, of Waynesburg, and the late James Fonner.

He is survived by his wife, Larissa Fonner; 2 children, Breonna Fonner (Brennan McCorkle), of Waynesburg, and Jacob A Fonner Jr.; 2 grandchildren, Everleigh Fonner, and Brennan McCorkle Jr.; and 2 sisters, Crystal Rose (Josh), and Chasity Whitlatch.

In addition to his father, a brother Jamie is deceased.

Jacob was a graduate of Waynesburg Central High School and operated Rental Properties.

He enjoyed riding 4-wheelers and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Services are private and entrusted to the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home Inc.724-966-5100.


Deborah Ross


Deborah Ross, age 71, of Greensboro, died April 9, 2024, in her home.

Deborah was born on June 19, 1952, in Waynesburg, the daughter of the late Charles R. Buttermore Sr. and Anna Uswa Buttermore.

She is survived by a son, Michael L. Ross Jr, of Greensboro, a daughter, B.J. Ross, of Greensboro,4 grandchildren, Felicia Ross, Michael J. Ross, John-Anthony Ross  (Jessica Zuzak), Danyelle Davidson; 5 great grandchildren, Ady Ross, River Ross, Alayna Ross, Caleb Zuzak, Emma Bowden; brothers;  Charles R. Buttermore Jr. (Irene), of Sycamore, Patrick Buttermore, of Greene County, Jeffrey Buttermore, of Greensboro; sister, Emily Ray, of Jefferson, Mary McCorkle (Albert), of Alicia; mother-in-law, Arlene Ross, of Carmichaels, 2 brother-in-laws, Terry Ross, of Greensboro, and Scott Ross (Nanette), of Enterprise, AL, 2 sister-in-laws, Carol Ross, of Dilliner, and Bonnie Bezjak (Nick), of Greensboro; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and her dear caregiver Sherry Dennis (Larry), of Smock.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, John D. Ross Jr. who died in 2019. Also deceased are a granddaughter, Kaylia Ross, and 2 brothers William and Robert Buttermore

Deborah was formerly employed by Cornerstone Care in Greensboro and Walmart in Waynesburg. She enjoyed reading. At her request there will be no funeral services.

Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Owner/Supervisor.


Grant Laverne Frodelius Sr.



Grant Laverne Frodelius Sr., age 82, of Carmichaels, died Friday April 5, 2024, in his home.

Grant was born on December 3, 1941, in Sugar Grove, Warren County, PA, the son of the late Martin Frodelius and Florence Moyer Frodelius. Following his mother’s death in 1949, he was raised by his grandmother Mabel Moyer. 

He is survived by his wife Rose Dispenza, sons; Robert Dispenza (Mary Ann), of Waynesburg, Grant Frodelius Jr. (Becky), of Waynesburg, and Martin Frodelius (Sandy), of Dillner, daughters; Tammy Johnson (Eric), of Wisconsin, and Tina Kiger (Frank), of Waynesburg, Grandchildren; Kristen DeMiedici  (Nick), Scott Dispenza, Corey Dispenza, Morgan Frodelius (Justin), Daniel Frodelius, Jenna Solano, Joseph Patterson, Joshua Kuhn, Jordan Kiger (Fallon), Aaron Kiger, Kimberly Frodelius, Krista Frodelius, and Courtney Frodelius; 14 great grandchildren; a brother, Willard Frodelius, of Kentucky, a sister Joan Cryer, of New York State, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, are a son, Richard, his first wife Joan, brothers Chester and Paul, and a sister Doris.

Grant worked as a roofer for many years. He drove a van for Community Action Southwest for 14 years and also worked as a security guard with Central Greene School District. In addition, he served as President of AFSCME Local 324.

He enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, remodeling projects, traveling, camping, and Nascar racing. Grant never met a stranger and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Services are private and entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Owner/Supervisor.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date.


Donations can be made to St Judes Childrens Research Hospital in Grants name.



Lavinia May "Vinny" Randolph Spriggs



Lavinia May "Vinny" Randolph Spriggs, age 64, of Sycamore, died Tuesday March 12, 2024, after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her family.


Vinny was born May 25,1959, in Washington, the daughter of the late Margaret Poland Randolph and Robert Shannon Randolph Sr. 


She married Kenneth Paul Spriggs Sr. on June 9,1978.


Vinny absolutely loved and cherished her family. There was nothing more important to her than time spent with family. She also enjoyed playing cards, reading and holidays. 


She was a very strong willed, fun, and loving person.


Vinny worked all her life in the food industry in Washington and Greene counties, including owning and operating her own restaurant “The Center Café” in Washington.  She was last employed in the bakery department of Waynesburg Giant Eagle until her illness made it difficult for her to continue working.


Surviving in addition to her husband are, 2 sons Kenneth Spriggs (Lindsay) of Washington, Michael Spriggs (Melissa), of Uniontown, twin daughters Laura Wesley (Danny) of Waynesburg and Heather McVay (Chuck) of Graysville, 

10 grandchildren, Briana, Caitlyn, Kennedy, Amberly, Irelynn, Kendrick, Quentin, Adriana, Justus, and Andrea. 


Also surviving are 1 great grandchildren Hunter, 1 sister Margaret Monk of Marriana, and 1 brother, Robert Randolph Jr of Ohio. 


Deceased in addition to her parents are 1 brother Harold Randolph Sr, and a sister Amy Faris.


The family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice for their devoted support and care.


Family and friends will be welcomed from 2-4 and 6-8pm, on Friday March 15, 2024, in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M Lesako Owner/Supervisor.


George R. Bane Jr.


George R. Bane Jr., age 51, of Jefferson, died Sunday March 10, 2024, in Premier Health Care, Washington, PA.

George was born November 6, 1972, in Waynesburg, the son of George R Bane, of Jefferson and the late Linda Gump Bane.

George Jr. had a lifelong disability and was lovingly cared for by his father and late mother. He liked to listen to country music and was always available for a hug.

He is survived by 2 sisters, Linda Vincent (Joseph), of Jefferson, and Tammy Martin, of Alicia/Greensboro, a brother, David Bane, of Sioux City, Iowa; nieces, Holly Bercosky, Haley Bercosky, Alisha Mattei, nephew, Dalton Martin, as well as several great nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be welcomed from 3-5pm, on Wednesday March 13, 2024, in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, Inc. 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100.




Charles M. Brock

Charles M. Brock, age 78, of Crucible, died February 27, 2024, at his home. 

He was born on September 18, 1945, in Liggett, KY, the son of the late Monroe and Nettie Caldwell Brock. 

He married Linda Grace Osman Brock on November 1, 1974, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children, Ira Ail Brock, of Salisbury, MD, Cynthia Stiltner Harrison (Steve), of Maxie, VA; 3 grandchildren, Alexa Prater (Cody), Ryan Brock, Benjamin Stilner (Alisha); 2 great grandchildren, Scarlet and Christian Stiltner; siblings, Elmer Brock (Joan), and Fay Hammer (Mark); and best friend David Rowe.

Preceding him in death are siblings, Walter Caldwell, Grace Marks, Molly Clevenger, Sue Massey, and David Brock.

Mr. Brock was a member of the UMWA and was a retired coal miner at Cumberland Mine. He was a member of the Slovanic Club and enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and time with his family.

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday February 29, 2024, at 4pm at the Jefferson Baptist Church Social Hall, 179 Pine Street, Jefferson, PA, 15344.

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, Inc. 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Owner/Supervisor.


Dana Fuller Brenner

Dana Fuller Brenner, age 71, of Washington PA, and formerly of Arlington Texas, passed away February 23, 2024, at Presbyterian Care Southmont, Washington, PA., after a long struggle with Multiple Sclerosis.
Dana was born April 10, 1952, in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of the late Robert and Janet Richards Fuller.
She was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire with a degree in Liberal Arts. She was an accomplished watercolor artist who loved to share her love of flowers, portraits and landscapes for family and friends.
Dana was a member of St. Peter & St. Paul Anglican Church of Arlington and was very involved with the church.
She is survived by her beloved daughter, Paige Largent and husband Bryan, of Canonsburg, PA; 2 grandchildren, Shane and Elizabeth Largent; and a brother Robert Fuller and wife Barbara of Henrietta NY.
She loved her grandkids very much and we truly believe she held on as long as she did for them.
The family would like to thank Presbyterian Senior Care of Washington for caring and loving her like family and Amedisys Hospice for their loving care as well.

If you wish, a donation to these organizations would be appreciated.
Funeral Services are private and entrusted to Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100.


Howard William Moats


Howard William Moats, age 74, of Carmichaels, died February 8, 2024, at his home. 
He was born on January 14, 1950, in Philippi, WV, the son of the late Clara Lease Moats.
Howard retired from Washington Truck Company, where he worked as an auto mechanic and loved to play pool.

He is survived by children, Howard W. Moats Jr., of Nemacolin, Kimberly Michelle Barnhart, of Carmichaels, Samantha Victor (Todd), of Waynesburg, 6 grandchildren, Karrie Moats, Todd Victor Jr., Howard Moats III, Elly Moats, Christopher Henderson, Nicholas Henderson, 3 great grandchildren, Mason Caldwell, Payton Caldwell, Emma Victor, as well as several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services are private and entrusted to Paul M Lesako Funeral Home, Carmichaels, PA


Janet Jezewski Wotring

Janet Jezewski Wotring, age 82, of Carmichaels, died Saturday January 27, 2024, in her home surrounded by her family.

She was born on October 30, 1941, in Waynesburg, the daughter of the late Andrew Varesko, and Mary Dorricott Varesko.

Janet is survived by 3 children; Andrea Eitner (David), of Carmichaels, Jacquelyn Wotring, of Nemacolin, Victoria Jezewski, of Carmichaels, 3 stepchildren, Mark Wotring, Tammy Hawk, Tillie Patterson; 4 grandchildren, Andrew Vuknic, Stephanie Moore (Jeremy), Aaron Wotring (Daphne), Cory Wotring (April); 3 great grandchildren, Taylor Moore, Mason Moore, Bayleigh Wotring; 2 step grandchildren, David Eitner (Michelle), Michael Eitner; 4 step great grandchildren, David, Alex, Katie and Brendan Eitner; a sister, Elizabeth Zuspan (Mark), of Carmichaels, as well as several nieces and nephews, and of course her beloved "grand cat" Frankie.


She is preceded in death by her husbands, Frank Jezewski, and Dale Wotring; a brother, Allen Varesko, who died in infancy, and a son-in-law, Mark Vuknic.


Janet was a member of St. Mathias Church and the Rosary Society. She enjoyed fishing and camping, browsing Facebook, and visiting Niagara Falls. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.


Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8pm, on Wednesday January 31, 2024, and from 10-11am, on Thursday February 1, 2024, in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Owner/Supervisor.


The funeral Mass will be held at 11am on Thursday February 1, 2024, at St. Hugh Church, with Father Frances Frazier. Burial will follow at Laurel Point Cemetery



Murray Glenn Shaw


Murray Glenn Shaw, age 56, of Crucible, died January 28, 2024, in WVU Uniontown Hospital.


He was born on July 22, 1967, in Waynesburg, the son of the late Murray Leroy Shaw and Kathryn Solomon Shaw.


Murray is survived by 2 sons, Levi Hunter Shaw (Emily), and Logan Cooper Shaw; a stepson, Dalton R. Durbin; 3 sisters, Patricia Jean Shaw McCartney, Tonia Elizabeth Shaw Kusmira (Alby), Mari Rebecca Shaw Lynch; a brother, James D Shaw, his companion, Brenda J. Fox, 11 nieces, 4 nephews, 11 great nieces, 10 great nephews, as well as several cousins.


Murray served in the United States Army in the late 1980s. He worked at Benamati Water Hauling Service as a truck driver. He enjoyed shooting pistols and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He loved history and the Supernatural, and of course his furry friends, his dog “Aries”, and his cat “Mutt”.


Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Paul M Lesako Funeral home. There will be no Funeral service, and Memorial Service will be held at a later date.





Elsie Mae Conard

Elsie Mae Conard, age 76, of Nemacolin, died January 20, 2024, in We Care, Waynesburg.

Family and friends will be welcomed from 2-4 and 6-8pm, on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, and 11am -12noon, the time of service, on Thursday January 25, 2024, in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M Lesako, Owner/Supervisor.


James Michael (Mike) Donaldson


James Michael (Mike) Donaldson, age 67, of Waynesburg, passed away peacefully, and with his family by his side, on January 17, 2024, in Washington Health System Hospital, Washington

He was born on May 9, 1956, in Morgantown, WV, the son of the late Richard Donaldson and Gladys Heinz Donaldson.

Mike is survived by a daughter, Grace Donaldson Toland, of Waynesburg, a son, Terry Donaldson, of Mt. Morris; a grandson, whom he cherished, Adam Toland, 3 sisters, Carol, Cathy, and Helen, as well as several nieces and nephews. 

He is preceded in death by a sister Rebecca L. Salisbury.

Mike was a gentle soul who loved spending time with family, especially his little man. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially when he was hunting and fishing. He had a great love of nature and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

At Mikes request, he will be cremated. A Memorial service will be held at 11am, on January 26, 2024, in the WWJD Christian Center, 313 Jennings Avenue, Waynesburg, PA 15370.

Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Owner/Supervisor.

Donations can be sent to the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home, at the address above, and will be greatly appreciated. 



Amy R. Lowry (Casseday)

Amy R. Lowry (Casseday), 52, passed away due to injuries sustained in a tragic car accident on January 13, 2024, surrounded by her loved ones, at UPMC Presbyterian.

She was born on September 6, 1971, in Warren OH, the daughter of Judith A. McNabb and the late Lawrence G. Casseday.

Amy was a very kind and loving woman, and her family meant everything to her. Coffee was her lifeline!  She would help in any way that she could, without asking any questions, and was always there to lend an ear or shoulder for support. Her love would BLOSSOM every time you saw her, and it just made your heart happy.

She is survived by her daughter, Gabrielle Lowry, and husband, Cheyenne Lowry, 2 sisters, Megan Casseday, and Tiffany Kristophel, a brother, Michael Kennedy, 2 grandchildren, Raneelynn and Michael, mother, Judith McNabb, stepmother, Debbie Butler, her best friend for life, Marla Simmons, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death is her father, Lawrence Casseday, and her 2 children, Seth, and Holly Lowry.

Family and friends will be welcomed from 1-3 and 5-8 pm, on Friday, January 19, 2024, and from 10-11am, the time of service, on Friday January 19, 2024, in the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. 

Burial will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery.


Daniel Russell Martin Sr.


Daniel Russell Martin Sr., age 64, of Carmichaels, died January 11, 2024, in his home.

Daniel was born February 20, 1959, in Clearwater, FL, the son of the late Lloyd Martin and Betty Turner Martin.

He is survived by his ex-wife Sarah Kronk Martin; children, Daniel Russell Jr., of McClellandtown, Ashley Martin, of Nemacolin, and Bryan Martin, of McClellandtown, a brother, Charles Martin, of Clearwater, FL, and a sister, Jo Martin, of Clearwater, FL.

Preceding him in death is a sister, Betty Ann Simmons.

Daniel enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Funeral arrangements are private and entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home.


Gary W. Smalske


Gary W. Smalske, age 67, of Conway, SC, died in Conway Medical Center, Conway, SC.

He was born May 1, 1956, in Waynesburg, the son of the late John M. and Bethel Ingland Smalske.

Gary attended Carmichaels Area schools and graduated from Westminster Academy in 1974. He had a passion for cooking and attended Allegheny Community College.  Mr. Smalske worked for 7 years as a coal miner. After moving to Myrtle Beach, SC in 1985, he was a manager for Ocean Dunes/Sand Dunes. He then served as a night auditor at the Holiday Inn Express at Broadway at the Beach for 15 years.


He was very crafty and loved animals.  He left behind 3 Shih Tzus, whom he called his “kids”, and a friend Larry, from Uniontown. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.


Gary is survived by 4 siblings:  Terry (Patti) Pyle’s, Debra (Jan) Tharp, Gladys (John) Ealy, and Pam (Don) Wise, all of Waynesburg, as well as nieces and nephews: Darla, Tricia, Michelle, Rebecca, Michael, Keith, Kevin, Nikki, Christopher and Brian and families.  He touched many lives and will be missed.


Complete funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.



John R. (Johnny) Klimek

John R. (Johnny) Klimek, age 82, of Carmichaels, died Tuesday, January 9, 2024, in Washington Health Hospital-Waynesburg.


Mr. Klimek was born January 24, 1941, in Richeyville, PA, the son of the late Joseph and Rose Kois Klimek Sr.


John was a fun-loving man that enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and caring for his sister Stella. He was a motorcycle, car and truck enthusiast, but mostly he liked wheeling and dealing, always searching for the "perfect deal!" Throughout his life, he owned several classic cars and bikes. Most notably, his favorites were Harley-Davidson, Mercedes, Lincolns and Can-am Spyders. 


John had various careers including truck driver, wholesale jewelry sales and commercial bus driver. When he was much younger, he worked at Lincoln Electric in Cleveland. He was also the proud owner and proprietor of the infamous Johnny's Lounge, a Carmichaels hot spot in the 70's where everyone had a great time.


But most of all, he loved being a brother, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, much more than any deal he could ever make or job he ever held.


John is survived by his sons, Jonathan A. Klimek (Bev), of Carmichaels, PA, and Jason P. Klimek (Elizabeth), of Gaithersburg, MD; a sister Stella Sertich; 3 grandchildren, Jade Fahringer (Donnie), Maddie Beyer (Tyler), and Sophie Klimek; 2 great-grandchildren, Mia Fahringer and Morgan Beyer, and his loyal companion, his dog, Jolene.


Deceased are his brothers, Joseph, Walter, and William Klimek; sister, Betty Putila; an infant brother Gerald and an infant sister Patricia; 2 brother-in-laws, Joseph Sertich Sr., and Francis Putila; 3 sister-in-laws, Jeannie, Frannie, and Cecilia Klimek, as well as his beloved llama Hudda.


Family and friends will be welcomed from 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Monday, January 15, 2024, and on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, from 10am-11am, the time of service, in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc. 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Owner/Supervisor.


Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park




Sharon Rae Luoma


Sharon Rae Luoma, age 66, of Carmichaels, died Sunday January 7, 2024, in WVU Medicine-Uniontown Hospital.
Sharon was born April 16, 1957, in Washington, PA, the daughter of the late Charles E. (Jeep) Teagarden and Flora R. Vrabel.
She is survived by her stepmother, Karen Teagarden, of Carmichaels; a daughter, Kelley Pratt (Brent Ellsworth), of Carmichaels; 2
granddaughters, Kaitlyn Pratt and fiancé Caleb Gallagher, and Allyson Pratt, at home; 4 siblings, Randy Teagarden (Robin Rank),
of Jefferson, Shelly Knight (Patrick), of Carmichaels, half-brother, Eugene Teagarden (Jane), of Carmichaels, half-sister Donna
Woytowicz (Dave), of Rices Landing, Donna Cain, companion of the late Charles Teagarden Jr., as well as dear friend Bruce
Blough.
Sharon was a former member of the Rices Landing Sportsmen’s Club and Carmichaels Moose. Before her accident she enjoyed hunting
and fishing. Every Tuesday night she held a girl’s night with her friends at her home.
In addition to her parents, deceased are her ex-husband, Randy Luoma; brother Charles Teagarden Jr., and brother Kevin Teagarden,
his wife Tammy and their children K.J. and Madison.
Family and friends will be welcomed from 2-4 and 6-8pm on Wednesday January 10, 2024, and from 11am-12 noon on Thursday
January 11, 2024, in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, Inc. 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M.
Lesako Owner/Supervisor.
The service will begin at noon with Pastor Nick Barto. Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery.


Joanne Renee Chekosky Dalton

Joanne Renee Chekosky Dalton, age 64, of Bobtown, PA, died Friday December 29, 2023, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

Joanne was born January 13, 1959, in Waynesburg, the daughter of the late John and Mary Nevedale Chekosky.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Gerald (Buck) Dalton. Also surviving are 5 daughters; Shawnda Shultz, of Bobtown, Stephanie Franks, of Plantation, FL, Stacy Harbarger (Paul), of Bobtown, Kimberly Christian (Adam), of Gaston, SC, Carrie Franks, of Granville, WV, sisters; Anna Dillow, and Barbara Chekosky,

Deceased are a sister Brenda Miller and her spouse Kenneth, Keith Dillow, Diahann Tate; and a great granddaughter Oaklee Dawn Hathaway.

Four grandchildren survive; Bailey Schock, Jordyn Schock, Mya Helmick, Cody Helmick; and many other children, grand and great grandchildren from Buck and Joanne’s family. She loved them all!

Joanne wasn’t your typical homemaker. She stepped up as the matriarch and kept the family together. Each year, families come from near and far to celebrate the Chekosky-Nevedale name at the family reunion to keep everyone connected.  Everyone, I mean everyone, loved her. She meant so much to so many. She would give her last dime if someone needed it. She was one of a kind. Irreplaceable. She gave more than she took. And she loved her family and grandkids like no other. Her home was welcoming, her door always open and it became a place of gathering where everyone felt like family. She was loved unconditionally and will be greatly missed.

She was a former member of St. Ignatius Church, of Bobtown. She enjoyed sewing, baking, cooking and had a penchant for lighthouses and ladybugs.

Family and friends will be welcomed from 3-8pm on Tuesday January 2, 2024, in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue Carmichaels, PA, 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Owner/Supervisor.

Inurnment will be in Monongahela Hills Cemetery, Mapletown.


In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the WVU Medicine Children's Hospital, c/o DONATION Child Life Program, 1 Medical Center Drive, Morgantown, WV 26506


Betty Jean Walker

Betty Jean Walker, age 74, of Carmichaels, died January 1, 2024, in her home.

Betty was born November 5, 1949, in Carmichaels, the daughter of the late George and Betty Clites Treece.

She is survived by her children; Veronica Luoma (Tim) of Carmichaels, Billie Jean Walker, of Nemacolin, John William Walker Jr. (Cheryl), of Carmichaels, 7 grandchildren; Cody Gibson (Tiffany), Cory Gibson, Trent Luoma (Nikki), Jessica Luoma, Trey Luoma, Austin Walker, and Aiden Walker, as well as 5 great grandchildren.

Betty is preceded in death by the love of her life, husband John Bill Walker, and 3 brothers; George Treece, Will Treece, and Jim Treece.

She was a 1968 graduate of Carmichaels Area High School. She played softball and enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles.

Family and friends will be welcomed from 2-4 and 6-8pm on Thursday January 4, 2024, and from 10-11am, the time of service, on Friday January 5, 2024, in the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Owner/Supervisor.


Burial will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery.


Diana Mae Clark

Diana Mae Clark, age 65, of Waynesburg, died December 31, 2023, in her home. She had been in failing health.

Diana was born August 31, 1958, in Waynesburg, the daughter of the late James and Alice Lorraine Carlson Clark Haring.

Diana is survived by 2 children, Leslie Gephart, of Sycamore and James Clark, of Alabama, 7 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are 2 children; DeWayne Clark and Robert Gephart Jr., and 3 siblings; Sandra Johnson, Rita Putila, and James Lee Clark Jr. 

Diana worked as a nursing aide until her retirement. She enjoyed watching old shows on TV, especially “Little House on the Prairie”.

Services are private and entrusted to the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home.



Gladys D. Bowers

Gladys D. Bowers, age 77, of Mather, died Saturday, December 16, 2023, in Washington Hospital.

Gladys was born April 12, 1946, in Waynesburg, the daughter of the late Mike and Georgia Bayles Bihun.

She worked at Presbyterian Senior Care, Washington, for over 30 years as a nurse’s aide.

She is survived by 2 daughters; Valerie Guritza (Brad), of Cheyenne, WY, and Penny Good (Harry), of Ruff Creek; a son-in-law, Jimmy Roberts; 3 sisters, Debra Good (Tom), of Ruff Creek, Chris Ledford (Mark), Mt. Airy, MD, and Jane Teagarden (Eugene), of Carmichaels; 8 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.

Deceased are her husband, Larry M. Bowers; daughters Tina Roberts and Joelene Bowers, and 4 siblings; Mike W. Bihun, Helen Gillis, Elizabeth Hanko, and Sandra Cool.

Gladys loved camping at Leisure Lake in Diamond, Ohio. 

She will be greatly missed by her family at Stoney Point and Leisure Lake, who were like her family away from family and greatly appreciated., as well as so many others who cared for h

She has requested that all her services be private. Arrangements are entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M Lesako Owner/Supervisor.


Deborah Sue White

Deborah Sue White, aged 55, of Waynesburg, died December 15, 2023, in her home.

Deborah was born on February 28, 1968, in Topeka, Kansas, the daughter of Penny McManis-Jones, of Spring Hill, Florida, and the late David Lee Jones.

She is survived by 3 children; Timothy White (Carrie), of Waynesburg, David White (Holly), of Waynesburg, and Brandon White (Shannon), of Washington, 9 grandchildren, and siblings; Tammy Thomas, and stepbrother, Scott Jones.

Preceding her in death is her husband, Wilbur Lee White, who died on November 9, 2023.

Deborah was a homemaker who loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are private and entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100.






Christopher Charles Gabeletto

Christopher Charles Gabeletto, age 51, of Carmichaels, formerly of Ronco and Nemacolin, died Saturday, November 25, 2023, in Premier Health Care, Washington.

Mr. Gabeletto was born November 13, 1972, in Uniontown, the son of the late William George and Cindy Lou Shipley Gabeletto Jr.

He is survived by a niece, Chelsie Gabeletto (Cameron Howard), and great nephew, Calum Howard, of Carmichaels; an aunt, Laura Demchak, of Crucible, and an uncle, Charles (Chuck) Shipley, of Carmichaels.

Christopher was a volunteer fireman at Ronco and Nemacolin. His hobbies were hunting and fishing.

A brother, William George Gabeletto III, is deceased.

Family and friends will be welcomed from 6-8pm on Thursday November 30, 2023, in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100.


Roger Marteny


Roger Marteny, age 74, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, November 29, 2023, in Grafton, WV.


Roger was born March 24, 1949, in Wendel, WV, Taylor County, the son of the late Virgil and Ruth Lewis Marteny.


He is survived by 3 sisters; Dorothy Adams, of Madison, Ohio, Ruby Marsh, of Youngstown, Ohio, and Juanita Hinebaugh, Geneva Ohio; as well as many nieces and nephews.


Roger is preceded in death by 6 bothers; Bernard Marteny, Francis Marteny, Lewis Marteny Jr, Ronald Marteny, Carl Marteny, Raymond Marteny and 4 sisters; Edna Keifer, Irene Casper, Wanda Cleavenger and
Norma (Jean) Farkas.


Mt. Marteny served in the United States Army in the 1970’s in Korea and  graduated from Waynesburg College, with a degree in Accounting.


He retired as a payroll accountant as a local mine. 

 Roger liked to work with his hands and enjoyed sewing and baking. He enjoyed thrift shops and garage sale shopping.


Services are private and entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, Inc. 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100.



Matthew Duane Conard

Matthew Duane Conard, age 64, of Nemacolin, died November 21, 2023, in Ruby

Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

Matthew was born on April 11, 1959, in Waynesburg, the son of the late Matthew

F. Conard and Margaret (Peg) Conard.

He is survived by siblings; Terry Conard (Karen), Lori Kozikowski (John), Lisa

Patterson (Roger), Donald Conard (Theresa), Ronald Conard, Richard Conard

(Lorraine), Matthew F. Conard Jr. (Crystal), Brian Conard (Nancy), Evonneda Victor

(Randy), sister-in-law Charlene Buskirk Bird (Bryan), brother-in-law, Eric Buskirk

(Shayla), as well as many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death is his wife, Martha (Buskirk) Conard.

Matthew enjoyed Nascar Racing, John Wayne movies, and Civil War

Reenactments.

Funeral Arrangements are private and entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral

Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M.

Lesako Owner/Supervisor.


Amanda Dawn Nettles

Amanda Dawn Nettles, 35, of Jefferson, died Saturday, November 18, 2023, in

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Amanda was born November 1, 1988, in Waynesburg, the daughter of Randy Dale

Tharp and the late Kimberly Jean Barlow.

She is survived by her husband, Johnnie B. Nettles Jr., children, Eric Wooten Jr., of

Morgantown, and Alexis Jasmine Wooten, of Carmichaels, a sister Tonya Lynn

Yeager, of Morgantown, and a brother, Geoffrey C. Tharp, of Jefferson.

Amanda enjoyed camping, music, and spending time at the beach.


Family and friends will be welcomed from 1-4pm on Wednesday November 22,

2023, in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels,

PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Owner/Supervisor.


Patricia Ann Hewitt


Patricia Ann Hewitt, 77 of Carmichaels (formerly of Nemacolin) went home to see her Lord and Savior after a brief illness at the Donelle House in Washington, with her daughters JoAnne and Susan by her side.

Patricia was the daughter of the late Andrew and Cora Wilson.

She is survived by her children, Paul Hewitt of Carmichaels, JoAnne Uphold of Nemacolin, who was also her caretaker, Susan Lewis (Timothy) of Millsboro and her son in law Derek Baker.

Her grandchildren whom she loved dearly Kayla, Alexandra, Timothy Jr, Blake, Jessica, Shane,

Derek Jr, Paul Jr, Donald and Kaitlyn and 18 great grandchildren. Also, many nieces and nephews and her beloved cat Misty.

She is preceded in death by her late husband Paul Hewitt Jr., her daughters Angela Baker, Tresa Hewitt, her brother Charles Wilson and her sisters Caroline Mansfield, Betty Minor, Deloris Cook, Shirley McClelland and Marylou Zangla.

She was a retired school bus driver for Carmichaels School district and a former cook at Jessop Boat Club.

She was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God in McClellandtown.

She enjoyed shopping online, playing computer games, reading scripture, and listening to worship music. She also loved spending time with her family and friends.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Dec 2nd at 1 PM at Glad Tidings Assembly of God

in McClellandtown with Pastor Michael Cogley. Friends and family are welcome.


Raymond (Ray) Simmons

Raymond (Ray) Simmons, age 61, of Crucible, died November 15, 2023,

in his sleep.


Ray was born February 27, 1962, in Caribou, Maine, the son of the late

Lawrence E. and Kathryn Jane Sanders Simmons.


On May 12, 1989, he married Susan A. Bowlen Simmons, who survives.


Also surviving are his son, Kevin Ellis Simmons, of Crucible, siblings,

Laurence E. Simmons Jr. (Sally) of Dunbar, Annette Simmons, of

Monessen, Tammy Tate (Milton), of Cleveland, Violet Simmons, of

Cleveland, Donna Fox (Fred), of Cleveland, and Donald Simmons, of

Monessen.

Her brother Edward is deceased.


Ray was a graduate of Carmichaels Area High School Class of 1981. He

worked as a security guard at the Fort Martin and Hatfield Power

Plants.

Ray was a member of Glad Tidings Church, of McClellandtown and he

enjoyed working on cars.


Services are private and entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home

Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100


Beverly Ann Dishman

Beverly Ann Dishman, age 71, of Waynesburg, formerly of Buffalo, NY, died peacefully in her home on November 15, 2023.

Beverly was born November 11, 1952, in Detroit Michigan, the daughter of the late Robert and Maggie Rutledge Dishman.

She is survived by children, Felicia M. Mingo, of Waynesburg, and Clinton Mingo, of Buffalo, NY, 6 grandchildren: Jeramiah H. Morris Sr., Tyniqua J. Blackwell, Parris D. Mingo, Ashley L. Mingo, Elijah M. Mingo, Corey Edwards, 5 great grandchildren: Royale J.M. Morris, Jeramiah H. Morris Jr., Kennedy M. Morris, Najeem S. Felts Jr., and Laniyah M. Camp.

Beverly had worked as a machine operator for Ultra Tool and Plastics Company, Buffalo, NY. She enjoyed

cooking, reading, and shopping. She was known as a “mother” to many neighborhood kids in Buffalo.

Services are private and entrusted to the Paul M Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100.


James A. Fonner

James A. Fonner (Jim), age 67, of Waynesburg, died on Saturday November 4, 2023, in J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

Jim was born May 13, 1956, in Waynesburg, the son of the late Charles Fonner and Dora Sapp Fonner. Jim enjoyed farming, hunting, and fishing.

Surviving are his 3 children, daughter Chasity Whitlatch, daughter Crystal Rose, and son Jacob Fonner, all of Waynesburg, 3 sisters; Lindy Broadwater, of Jefferson, Donna Moniger, of Sycamore, and Diane Fonner, of Waynesburg, 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. 

Deceased are a son; Jamie Fonner, 2 sisters; Bonnie Fonner and Karen Fonner; and 2 brothers, Steve Fonner, and Mark Fonner.

Jim enjoyed farming, hunting, and fishing and will be greatly missed.


At the request of the deceased, there will be no public services.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home inc. 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the American Diabetes Association in honor of James A. Fonner.


Cameron H. Pattison

Cameron H. Pattison, age 80, of Jefferson, died October 28, 2023, in Mon Valley Hospital, Monongahela, PA.

Mr. Pattison was born March 20, 1943, in Washington, the son of the late Samuel Lambert and Mildred Jenkins Pattison.

He is survived by his children; Camilla Felker (Ernest Kubina), Cameron Pattison Jr., Samuel Pattison (Kim Davis), Hope Secilia (Mark), Billy Jack Pattison and Luke Pattison (Amanda); the mother of his children, Melina Bissett; a sister Violet Hageter; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are 3 sisters; Margaret Phillips, Minnie Powell, and Myrtle Robison; 2 brothers, Dave and Bud Pattison; and his companion, Helen Moore.

Cameron worked as a roofer and carpenter all his life. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

“You will be loved and missed by many, until we see you again”.

Services are private and entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Owner/Supervisor.



Donna Lee Smith Jarrell


Donna Lee Smith Jarrell, age 86, of Greensboro, died Wednesday October 25, 2023, in Uniontown Hospital.

Donna was born May 17, 1937, the daughter of the late Joseph Samuel and Elizabeth Cecelia Hudock Smith. 

She is survived by her son, James S. Jarrell (Amanda), of Greensboro; a sister, Noreen Huntley, of Wickliffe, Ohio, and a niece who she was very close to, Betty Jo Smith Anderson, of Dilliner.

Deceased are her husband, James W. Jarrell, and 2 sisters, Elsie Smith and Sandra Lee Smith.

Donna was a retired nurses aid from the former Curry Home. She enjoyed shopping on QVC for her collection of Boyds Bears.

Services are private and entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Owner/Supervisor.

Interment will be in Garards Fort Cemetery at a later date.


Stephen Richard Vance

Stephen Richard Vance, age 79, of Rices Landing, died October 16,
2023, in Washington Hospital.
Stephen was born July 2, 1944, in Uniontown, the son of the late
Stephen George and Catherine Urban.
He served his country in the United States Army in Korea and Japan.
Stephen was a retired employee of the former Hatfield Power Plant
station near Carmichaels.
He is survived by a sister, Diane Shotter (Andy), of Carmichaels, a
special niece, Annie M. Turner, a nephew, Devin Turner (Melissa), both
of Mather, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Deceased in addition to his parents are 3 sisters: Dolores Brice, Eleanor
Varesko, and Janet Farkosh.
Family and friends will be received from 11am-1pm on Saturday
October 21, 2023, in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, Inc., 204 Dowlin
Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako
Owner/Supervisor.
Interment will follow at 11am on Monday October 23, 2023, at Greene
County Memorial Park, Waynesburg.


Linda Joyce Bailey

Linda Joyce Bailey, age 77, of Rices Landing, died October 12, 2023, in Premier Care, Washington, Pa.

Linda was born on September 6,1946, in Clarksville, the daughter of the late Oliver Dillinger and Beatrice Kovalcheck Dillinger.

On July 11, 1964, she married David Bailey, who is deceased. She was homemaker and a member of the Carmichaels Congregation of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses.

Linda is survived by her children; David Bailey Jr., Wendy Jobe, Carrie Kelley  (Buster), Wayne Bailey (Bobbi), Michael Bailey (Buffy), 7 grandchildren; Matthew Knight (Crystal), Kyle Jobe, Marissa Knight, Austin Evans, Brianna Evans, Wyatt Jobe, Noah Bailey, 4 great grandchildren, a sister, Sherry Stark (Harry), a brother Delbert Dillinger, daughter-in-law Betty Dillinger, and son-in-law Bruno Celaschi.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a son Brian Bailey, and siblings Gerald Dillinger and Karen Celaschi.


Funeral services are private and entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Owner/Supervisor. 


Mary Ann Cassell


Mary Ann Cassell, age 81, of Crucible, formerly of Clarksville, died October 9, 2023, in her home.

Mary Ann was born November 1, 1941, in Clarksville, the daughter of the late Henry and Ann Kupinsky Filarsky.

Mary Ann was a retired coal miner from the former Gateway Mine, and a member of the U.M.W.A.

Surviving are 5 children; Patricia Bender and Andrea Foster, both of Clarksville, Thressa Wettrich (James), of Carlisle, Jamie Purcell (Wayne), of Crucible, and Maureen Keough, of Greensburg, 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a son, Sean Huber, a brother Henry Filarsky Jr., and her 2 husbands, James Huber and Chester Cassell.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-9665100. Paul M. Lesako Owner/Supervisor.


Mary Ann Rumancik


Mary Ann Rumancik, age 91, of Bridgeville, formerly of Crucible, died October 6, 2023, in Country Meadows, Bridgeville.

Mary Ann was born October 13, 1932, in Crucible, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Shefcheck Rumancik.

She had a long career with the FBI.

Mary Ann was the last of her immediate family.

A committal service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Crucible, on Tuesday October 10, 2023 at 11am.


Charles M. Sands

Charles M. Sands, age 51, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Carmichaels and Monessen, died September 27, 2023, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.

Chas was born on April 13, 1972, in Uniontown, the son of the late Charles and Joanne Tressler Sands Stephens.

On June 25, 2022, Chas married Jaime Smith-Sands, who survives.  Also surviving are a daughter, Paige Sands, two stepchildren, Connor and Taylor Smith, a sister, Jodi (Tom) Straight, of Barrackville, WV, his twin sister, Charlene Juliani, of Carmichaels, a brother, Rev. James (Kristen) Sands of Aliquippa, and nieces and nephews; Corey Straight (Daphne Ryan), Lidea (Noel) Mejia, Amanda, Anthony (Courtney), Sarah, Zachary, Nicholas (Chloe Reefer-Barnes), and Nathan Juliani, Ryan and Molly Sands, and a great-niece, Faith Juliani. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a niece, Kelsea Straight.

Chas is a 1990 graduate of Carmichaels Area High School and a 1997 graduate of California University of PA, where he was active in the marching band and served as a drum captain and president of the Theta Gamma chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi. He was also a member of the Carmichaels Methodist Church, where he was a youth director and a member of the Praise Band.  He enjoyed his profession as a chemist.

Music was an important part of his life.  Chas was a drumline instructor at Charleroi High School, a member of the American Legion Band, and the Mon Valley Community Band.  He was also a Hall of Fame member and former chairman of the Greene County Dartball League.

Family and friends will be welcomed from 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Sunday, October 1, 2023, in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Owner/Supervisor

A funeral service will be held at 11am on Monday, October 2, 2023, at the Carmichaels Methodist Church with the Rev. Dayton Mix officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Carmichaels Methodist Church, designated for the Charles “Chas” Sands Memorial Music Fund.



Thomas H. Moore


Thomas H. Moore, age 71, of Dilliner, died September 29, 2023, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

Tom was born on May 5, 1952, in Albright, WV, the son of the late William Elmer and Dorothy Wilhelm Moore.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Lou Baker Moore; children, Ryan Moore, Heath and Keith Bair, Dorothy Moore (Eugene), and Janice Turner (Brent); a sister, Willa Strahin. 3 stepchildren; Sara Mahoney, Vickie Zack, and Lewis Palmer, as well as many grand and great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by a son, Charles, 3 brothers, Edward, Jim, Bill, and a sister Darlene Miller.

Tom worked as an equipment operator at various area coal mines, including the Bobtown mine. He loved to hunt and watch WWE wrestling. 

Tom was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and will be greatly missed.

Family and friends will be welcomed from 2-4 and 6-8pm on Tuesday October 3, 2023, and from 12-1pm on Wednesday October 4, 2023, in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320. 724-966-5100. Paul M. Lesako Owner/Supervisor. 

The Funeral service will begin at 1pm on Wednesday October 4, 2023, in the Funeral home followed by burial in Laurel Point Cemetery.






Stephen Richard Vance