Stricken suddenly with a heart attack late this morning J. W. ‘Billy’ Doran, widely known Uniontown man and for 27 years a tipstaff in the Fayette county courts prior to 1938, died before medical assistance could be summoned. Mr. Doran was working on a contracting job in Derrick avenue when he was stricken. He was employed by the Hankins Paulson company. ‘Billy’ Doran, who resided in Wine street, and who before becoming a tipstaff, was a well known toby roller and later trucker here, was 59 years of age. Always a popular and efficient court official, he had a legion of friends and acquaintances throughout the county. He is survived by his widow; two children, Lloyd Doran and Mrs. Ray Beer, both of Uniontown; three brothers, Charles and Harry Doran, of Uniontown, and Edward Doran, of Wheeling, W.Va., and four sisters, Mrs. V.H. Luther and Mrs. A.H. Cramer, of Uniontown; Mrs. Claude Stahler, of Hazelwood and Mrs. A. Stoner, of Scottdale. Mr. Doran was stricken about 11:30 o’clock.
James DORAN died in 1862. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)
At his residence, in this place, April 20ht, Mr. JAMES DORAN, aged 53 (?) years.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. Apr 24, 1862.
DORAN— November 8th, Little Ollie B., daughter of William and Louise Doran aged 1 year, 11 months and 4 days.
DOREMUS, ANNABEALL VARNDELL— Age 52, a resident of Sylmar, California, died Friday evening, October 4, 1974 in the Astoria Convalescent Home, Sylmar, California. She was born in Uniontown on November 30, 1933, a daughter of Mrs. Phoebe H. Varndell and the late Daniel B. Varndell. Surviving are her husband, Lester; two children, Freda Helen Warman and Donald Strauser, both of Uniontown; five grandchildren; five brothers and sisters: James and Frank Varndell, both of R.D. 1, Hopwood; Mrs. William (Betty) Fitzpatrick of Camp Springs, Maryland; Mrs. John (Phoebe) Tomasek of R.D. 4 Uniontown; Mrs. Clarence (Eula) Humbertson of Uniontown. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, and will be announced later by the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem.
Within a short time after her babe had been born dead, Mrs. Mary Dorley, wife of John Dorley of Lemont, died at the Uniontown Hospital. Her death came Friday morning at 8:10 o’clock. The babe was still-born Thursday. Besides her husband, four children, her parents, six brothers and four sisters survive.
Robert C. Dornon of New Alexandria, who was dangerously wounded on the battle line in France on July 15, died of his wounds, a cablegram being received yesterday morning by members of his family announcing the fact. He died on Tuesday morning, July 23.
Dornon was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Dornon of New Alexandria, and a brother of John M. Dornon of East Green street, Connellsville. At the time he was wounded he was serving with Base Hospital Unit L, and was in service at a dressing station on the battle line. He was graduated from the Greensburg high school and was a sophomore at Westminster college when he enlisted. The father of the young soldier is dangerously ill in a Pittsburg hospital. A number of soldiers from Fayette and Westmorland counties, including W. P. Sherman, former city editor of The Courier, are members of Unit L, which was formed in Pittsburg.
So far as the records show, 28 men of Connellsville gave up their lives during the war. Thirteen were killed in action, three died of wounds, 11 from disease and one by accident.
Other soldiers are listed before and after.
Corporal Robert Dornon, New Alexandria, brother of J. M. Dornon, East Green street: wounds.
John Dorobish, Jr., 31, formerly of Uniontown, died in Cleveland Clinic after a brief illness. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Catherine Dorobish; one son, John, III; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Dorobish of Phillips, and the following brothers and sisters: Michael, Continental No. 1; Peter, with the Army in China; Charles, South Pacific; Betty, Phillips; Mrs. Ann Kopsovich, Uniontown; Mrs. Julia Orlike, Texas, and Mrs. Mary Vernansky, Brownsville.
Maggie DORRON died in 1863. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)
DORRON-Of Diptheria, at the residence of her father, in Uniontown, Sept. 10, '63, Miss Maggie Dorron, in the 22nd year of her age.
The deceased was highly esteemed and respected by a large circle of relatives and friends who deeply lament her untimely end.
Thou'rt gone from this vain world below
To brighter realms above,
Where all, both old and young, must go--
Where all is peace and love. R.H.W.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Oct. 1, 1863.
Vol. 3, No. 34, Pg. 3, Col. 1.
Agnes G. Dorsey of Buffington died at 3:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, April 10, 1935, in the Uniontown Hospital. She was preceded in death by her mother, three weeks to the day. Surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Patrick, at home; Anna, Pittsburgh; Michael, Republic; Elizabeth, at home; John, Buffington, and Cecelia, at home. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning, with brief services at the home at 8:30, followed by requiem Mass at 9 o’clock in the St. Procopius R. C. Church. Rev. Fr. J. J. Skrak will officiate. Burial in the church cemetery.
Funeral services for Miss Agnes Dorsey who died in the Uniontown Hospital on Wednesday, April 10, 1935, were conducted at 9:30 o’clock in the St Procopius Roman Catholic church on Saturday. Requiem high mass was celebrated by Rev. J. J. Skrak. Interment was in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers were: John Cullinan, Joseph McGuire, George Waydo, Festus Roach, Dennis Connell and Patrick Murray. Her mother, Mrs. Mary Dorsey preceded her in death exactly three weeks ago.
DORSEY, CHARLES F.— Aged 55, 198 Park Ave., died in the Uniontown Hospital, Thursday evening, February 2, 1961. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Betty Gibson and Marian Dorsey, Los Angeles, Calif.; three grandchildren; one sister, Miss Gail Dorsey, Uniontown; one niece, Mrs. Ella Hudson, Donora and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. Friends will be received after 2 p.m. today in the Lantz Funeral Home, 297 E. Main St., where services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. The Rev. F. D. Wilkes will officiate. Interment will be in Clearview Cemetery.
CHARLES MOISER DORSEY,— Age 11, son of Mr. & Mrs. Ross Dorsey, a sixth grade student at Centerville School, died, Feb 27, 1935, at his parent’s home, National Highway, from a heart condition. He had been ill for two weeks. He leaves his parents and a sister, Bonnie Jean.
Notes from contributor:
Mother–the former Annie Atkins
Edith Marie Dorsey died Monday morning at 1 o’clock at the home of her parents. She was ten months old. Her parents and one sister, Ella Mae Dorsey survive. Funeral notice later.
I wish to thank those that were so kind during the illness and death of my beloved husband, B. F. Dorsey and also those who sent flowers and automobiles. Also B. P. O. E.
Mrs. Edna Dorsey
Harry E. Dorsey, 47 years old, a former business man of Connellsville but for several years a resident of Somerset, died Wednesday evening, April 27 at the home of his sister, Mrs. John Stock, at No. 11 School street, Scottdale, where he had been ill for five weeks. He came to visit his sister and was taken ill soon afterward. His condition became so serious that it was impossible for him to return to his home.
Mr. Dorsey was engaged in the real estate business here as a member of the Dorsey Realty Company for about 18 years. Six years ago, in the hope of bettering his health, he moved to Somerset, where he continued the business.
Born in Bedford county, May 14, 1879, a son of William and Charlotte Knipple Dorsey, he was bereft of his mother when he was five years old and was placed in the home of his sister, Mrs. Stock, at Scottdale, where he remained until his marriage on April 26, 1906, to Miss Mae Powell, daughter of George Powell of Connellsville. His father died several years ago.
Mr. Dorsey was a member of the Modern Woodmen and the United Brethren Church at Scottdale. In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Austin Barron of Somerset; a grandson, Henry Calvin Barron, and one sister, Mrs. Stock.
Jerry Dorsey, Jr., 16, of Sugar Grove, Greensboro R.D. 1, Pa., died Thursday evening June 27, 1996, in his home. He was born March 26, 1980, in Waynesburg, Pa., son of Jerome J. and Stephanie L. Lemunyon Dorsey. Mr. Dorsey resided in Sugar Grove all of his life and attended Open Door Christian School in Waynesburg where he was an academic honor student. He was a member of Faith Church of the Nazarene in Greensboro, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Mr. Dorsey bowled at Manor Lanes in Hopwood, Pa., on the Tuesday Night Bowling League. Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Tabitha Lynnette Dorsey at home, his parental grandparents, Pete and Elizabeth Dorsey, and his maternal grandparents, John E. and Agnes G. Lemunyon, all of Greensboro, R.D. 1, and several aunts, uncles, great-aunts, and great-uncles. Friends will be received at the YOSKOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 300 South Vine St., Route 88, Carmichaels, Pa., today from 4 to 9 p.m. and Monday, July 1, in Faith Church of The Nazarene, Greensboro, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the hour of service. Mr. John Humble will officiate. Interment will follow at Garards Fort Cemetery.
Funeral services for Margaret Dorsey, colored, who was burned to death in a fire at Leith, recently, will be held this Tuesday, afternoon, from the Smith mortuary on East Main street, at 2:30 o’clock.
Mary DORSEY died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Mrs. Mary Dorsey, aged 74 years, widow of Gregory Dorsey, died shortly after noon Wednesday, March 20, 1935, in the residence at Buffington. Surviving are: seven children, Patrick Dorsey, New Salem; Agnes and Anna Dorsey, Pittsburgh; Michael, Republic; Elizabeth, John and Cecelia Dorsey, all at home; two brothers, John Corbett, Swissvale, and Michael Corbett, Buffington; and a sister, Mrs. Jane O'Toole, Charleroi.
Requiem mass will be celebrated at 9 o'clock Saturday morning in St. Procopius R. C. Church, New Salem, with the pastor, Rev. Fr. J. J. Skrak, officiating as celebrant. Burial in the church cemetery.
Minnie Bookshar Dorsey, age 100, of Indiana, Indiana County, Pa., passed away Saturday, March 3, 2007, at home. She was born September 27, 1906, in Coalbrook, Pa., the daughter of John Bookshar and Minnie Wuske Bookshar. Mrs. Dorsey was a member of the Tower Hill Christian Church, Fayette County, Pa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Michael "Dutch" Dorsey, a son, Charles P. Dorsey, and these sisters and brothers: Suzanne Gorio, Theodosia Noel, Lillian Bookshar, William Bookshar, John Bookshar, and George Bookshar. She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Alberta R. Dorsey, of Indiana, Pa., with whom she made her home; a granddaughter, Dayna Dorsey, and a daughter-in-law, Constance Dorsey, both of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, 35 South Mill Street, New Salem, Fayette County, Pa., on Tuesday, March 6, 2007, from 11 a.m. until 12 Noon, the Hour of the Funeral Service, with the Rev. Roger A. Peterson, officiating. Interment will follow in Acklin Cemetery, Hopewell Road, Luzerne Township(Brownsville), Fayette County, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite children's library.
Peter Dorsey, Jr., age 85 of Greensboro, Greene County, Pa. died at 1:40 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, in his home. He was born November 4, 1921, in Shoaf, Fayette County, Pa., a son of the late Peter and Margaret Marva Dorsey. Mr. Dorsey was a 1940 graduate of Georges Twp. High School, in Fayette County, Pa. He was a United States Army Air Force veteran of WW II, obtaining the rank of Technical Sgt. and serving in the European Theater. Upon returning home he owned and operated Dorsey's Watch Repair Shop, in Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., for over 20 years, and also worked for Lynmar Manufacturing, as a machinist, having retired in 1985. He was of the Roman Catholic faith and he was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 47, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. He was a watch and radio repair enthusiast and an avid gardener. In 1953, he married Elizabeth Oravetz Dorsey, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons: Jerry Dorsey and his wife, Stephanie, and Jim Dorsey and his wife, Linda, both of Greensboro, Pa.; two daughters: Lou Ann Morris and her husband, Marshall, of Dilliner, Greene County, Pa., and Judy Wolfe and her husband, Rick, of Point Marion, Fayette County, Pa.; four grandchildren: Tabitha Rankin, Tammy Weston, Amy Litwinovich, and Rica Wolfe; four great- grandchildren: Travis and Tanner Weston, Jadyn Rankin and Lake Litwinovich; one brother, Paul Dorsey and his wife, Martha, of Masontown, Pa., and one sister, Geraldine Zelmar, of Shoaf, Pa. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Deceased, in addition to his parents, is a grandson, Jerry Dorsey, Jr., one brother, John Dorsey, and one sister, Margaret Fotta.
Family and friends are welcomed from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday in the YOSKOVICH FUNERAL HOME, Martin J. Yoskovich, Funeral Director, 300 South Vine Street, (Route 88), Carmichaels, Greene County, Pa. (724-966-5500), where a Blessing Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2007, followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Hugh Roman Catholic Church, 408 Route 88, Carmichaels, with the Rev. John M. Bauer, as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Saint John's Cemetery, Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa. Full Military Graveside Rites will be accorded by the Cumberland American Legion Post 400 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491, both of Carmichaels. A Parish Vigil Service will be held at 2:15 p.m. on Friday in the Funeral Home. For additional information and to sign the online guest book, please visit www.YoskovichFH.com.
Priscilla DORSEY died in 1866. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(21)
DORSEY Suddenly on Saturday morning April 7th Priscilla Dorsey, wife of Hugh Dorsey, of Tyrone tp., Fayette county aged 14 years
Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa.
Mrs. Ruth Dorsey, aged 36 years, died at her home at Newell Sunday night, May 19, 1929, at 8:30 o’clock of poison which she is believed to have drunk in a fit of despondency. Mrs. Dorsey was discovered by her husband, Carl Dorsey, in an unconscious condition. She died without revealing any motive for the deed, it is reported. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Dorsey is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Catharine Craft of Donora; her mother, Mrs. Harry Kipper of Newell, and a brother and sister, also of that place. Funeral services will be held in the home this afternoon at 2 o’clock, followed by burial in Phillips cemetery at California.
Thomas J. Dorsey, 87, of Republic, Pa., passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, in Beverly Health Care Center, Uniontown, Pa. He was born Feb. 18, 1916, in Republic, a son of the late Andrew and Mary Shuster Dorsey. Thomas was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Republic, retired from Republic Steel's Clyde Mine, was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army, a member of UMWA, and the Republic American Legion Post No. 590. Surviving are his wife, Anna Semonick Dorsey; a daughter, Denise Bogden and husband, Joseph of Republic; a grandson, Michael Bogden of Republic; a sister, Helen Tuttle of Old Beth Page, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Sophie Zwyer and Mary Susa; and two brothers, Joseph and Andrew Dorsey. Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME INC., Legion Street, Republic, on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Monday until 9:30 a.m., when a prayer service will be held. A Funeral Mass follows at 10 a.m., in Holy Rosary Church, with the Rev. Fr. Stephen Bugay as celebrant. Interment will be in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa., where military rites will be accorded by Hopwood AMVETS Post 103. A Parish Wake Service will be held on Sunday at 8:15 p.m.
Funeral services for William Robert Dorsey, who died of heart disease Tuesday night, October 10, 1939, while awaiting a bus near Smithfield, will be conducted at 2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the family residence, 46 Gordon street. Rev. J. N. Carter, pastor of St. Paul’s A. M. E. church, will officiate. Burial will be in Clearview cemetery.
He was a son of the late Petty W. and Mary E. Dorsey and was born near Smithfield. He lived in that vicinity until 1916 when the family moved to Uniontown. One brother, Frank Dorsey, died in 1921. Surviving are four sisters, Perie, Anna, Ella, and Emma Dorsey, and one half-brother, Jehu Dorsey.
Mrs. Mary Dorunda, 54, of Balsinger, died in Uniontown hospital Friday evening, at 5 o’clock following an operation. Surviving are her husband, Andrew Dorunda, four children, Joseph Dorunda of Park Water, Wash.; Stephen Dorunda of Lemont Furnace; Mrs. Mary Kacmar of Uniontown and Anna Dorunda at home; three grandchildren, three brothers, Joseph Cravecky of Republic and August and Maxie Cravecky of Chicago and a sister, Mrs. Mildred Kral in Europe. The body will be removed this evening at 5 o’clock from the Haky funeral home to the family residence.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Dorunda will be held at the home in Balsinger Wednesday morning at 8:30 o’clock followed by additional rites at the St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Uniontown. Rev. John Blazic will officiate. Burial under the direction of the Haky funeral home will follow in the church cemetery.
Word was received in the city today of the sudden death of A. L. Dorwart at his father’s home in Newport, Pa. On Christmas Mr. Dorwart had acted as Santa Claus at a local entertainment during which he contracted a heavy cold. This developed into typhoid pneumonia which resulted fatally Saturday morning. The deceased was general secretary of the Y. M. C. A. at Pennsylvania graduating class of 1916. He was well known by all Pen State students from Connellsville during the past four years and also by a number of people of our city. He was a member of the Chautauqua crew in Connellsville in the seas of 1914, and was one of a company of eight Penn State students entertained in Connellsville during Thanksgiving week of that year. He was the second member of that party to meet death within the past year. Mr. Dorwart was a son of Rev. William Dorwart, rector of the Newport Episcopal Church.
Word was received here Monday of the sudden death of A. L. Dorwart at his father’s home in Newport, Pa. On Christmas Mr. Dorwart had acted as Santa Claus at a local entertainment during which he contracted a heavy cold. This developed into typhoid pneumonia which resulted fatally Saturday morning. The deceased was general secretary of the Y.M.C.A. at Pennsylvania State College and a member of the graduating class of 1916. He was well known by all Penn State students from Connellsville during the past four years and also by a number of people of our city. He was a member of the Chautauqua crew in Connellsville in the season of 1914, and was one of a company of eight Penn State students entertained in Connellsville during Thanksgiving week of that year. He was the second member of that party to meet death within the past year. Mr. Dorwart was a son of Rev. William Dorwart, rector of the Newport Episcopal Church.
Henry "Hank" Dotson, age 64, of McClellandtown, Fayette County, Pa.,
passed away in the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa., Friday,
November 21, 2008. He was born to George Dotson and Carthelia Lewis Dotson
on February 29, 1944. "Hank" was a Deacon at Mount Zion Baptist Church, in
Leckrone, Fayette County, Pa., and Chairman of the Deacon Board, Trustee
of the YWBA, and retiree from the United States Steel Mill.
"Hank" was predeceased by his parents and a number of brothers and sisters. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Veneda Dotson; children: Carmelita (Jeff) Lang and James Dotson, both of McClellandtown, Pa.; siblings: Bertha Baker, of Cleveland, Ohio, Mary Hairston, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Solomon (Natalie) Dotson, of Edenborn, Fayette County, Pa.; sisters-in-law: Hazel Dotson, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Darlene Scales, of Leckrone, Pa.; brother-in-law, Arthur Austin, of Masontown, Fayette County, Pa.; mother-in-law, Hazel Shanton, of Leckrone, Pa.; aunt, Roselle Tuncle, of Cleveland, Ohio; six grandchildren and five godchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Friends and Family will be received in the MURIEL E. LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 East Main Street, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., today from 4 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, November 29, 2008, until 1 p.m., the hour of Service, with the Rev. Grant T. Howard, officiating. Interment will immediately follow in the Greendale Cemetery, Masontown, Pa.
Jerret L. "Bubba" Dotson, age 18, of McClelland-town, Pa. departed this
life, Wednesday November 24, 2010 as a result of an automobile accident.
A 2010 graduate of Albert Gallatin High School, Bubba was an outstanding
athlete in Football, Basketball and Track and Field. He was a life long
member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Leckrone, Pa. Bubba was known
for his great smile, wonderful sense of humor and his friendship to all.
Bubba was predeceased by his grandfather, Deacon Henry (Hank) Dotson and his great-grandmother Hazel Shanton. He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his parents, Minister Jefferson and Carmelita Lang; sister, Patience Dotson; uncle, James Dotson; his grandmother, Veneda J. Dotson; aunts: Mary Hairston, Hazel Dotson, Darlene Scales and Roselle Tuncle; uncles: Author Dustin, Rev. Solomon Dotson (Natalie); God Parents: Minister Donald and Doris Sparks, Sr. and a host of cousins, relatives and friends.
Friends will be received Thursday, December 2, 2010 at the YOUGHIOGHENY WESTERN BAPTIST ASSOCIATION HEADQUARTERS AND CHRISTIAN CENTER, Rt. 21 South, 624 Duck Hollow Rd., Uniontown, from 3 to 8 p.m., where services will be held Friday, December 3, 2010 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Solomon Dotson Officiating. Interment will follow immediately after in the Greendale Cemetery, Masontown, Pa. Arrangements have been entrusted to the LANTZ FUNERAL HOME INC. 297 E. Main St., Uniontown, Pa., Muriel E. Lantz Supervisor.
Annette Y. DOTY died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(13)
Annette Y. Doty
Annette Yvonne Doty, aged 1 year and 10 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Doty of Stringtown, near Carmichaels, died at the home on Sunday night, June 5, 1938, of meningitis. In addition to the parents, she leaves eight sisters and two brothers. Funeral services were held in the residence at 2 o'clock this afternoon in charge of Rev. L. F. Johnson. Burial in Laurel Point cemetery.
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Dougherty, will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock in St. John's R. C. church, Jefferson street, with Rev. Fr. B. P. Kenna officiating as celebrant, assisted by Rev. Fr. George Hurley. Burial in Park Place cemetery.
Neil DOUGHERTY died in 1910. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(62)
Name: Neil Dougherty
Death date: December 23, 1910 at 5:45 am
Place of death: Fayette City
Survivors: wife, nine sons, one daughter
Funeral Services: December 24, 1910 at St. Edwards Catholic of Fayette City
at 11 o'clock
Burial: Calvary cemetery
Source: The Charleroi Mail December 22, 1910
Paul W. Douglas, 69, of Uniontown died Sunday, Feb. 4, 1996, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born May 30, 1926, in West Brownsville, son of John and Anna Grenshaw Douglas. His parents and two sisters, Virginia Priselac and Catherine Bozak, preceded him in death. Mr. Douglas served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. He was a member of Central Christian Church, retired from Sensus Technology after 41 years, a past commander of North Union VFW Post 8543, post County Council commander of VFW, a member of Mon Valley Leathernecks, Marine Corps League Detachment 732, Hopwood AMVETS Post 103, Uniontown American Legion Post 51, Civil War Round Table and United Steel Workers Local 13836. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Dorothy Brownfield Douglas; four sons, Ronald Douglas of Wooster, Ohio; Barry Douglas of Greensburg; Jeff Douglas of Huntersville, N.C., and Brian Douglas of Smithfield; a daughter, Mrs. James (Cheryl) Huntley of Uniontown; eight grandchildren; two brothers, John Douglas of Youngstown, Ohio, and William Douglas of New Orleans, La.; and a sister, Betty Wannigat of Pittsburgh. The family will receive friends in the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Rev. F. Michael Valentine officiating. Interment will follow. Military rites will be … balance of obit is missing
After traveling four days and four nights with the bodies of her husband, T. J. Kane, and his cousin, Patrick Dowd, who were killed in a mine explosion about 30 miles from Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Kane arrived at Phillips Wednesday afternoon. She was accompanied home from St. Paul, Minn., by her father, Patrick McQuaide of Phillips. The bodies were removed to the home of Mrs. Kane’s parents and this morning the funeral party left Phillips in a special street car for Dunbar, where a double funeral was held from St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Solemn requiem high mass was celebrated at 10:30 o’clock by Rev. Father B. P. Kenna of Uniontown, assisted by Rev. Father Francis Kenna, deacon, and Rev. Father Brennen, pastor of St. Aloysius Church, Sub-deacon.
Francis Adrian Dowdell, age 51, of Uniontown, Pa. passed away suddenly
on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 in his home. He was born December 27, 1958
in Johnstown, Pa., the son of the late Leroy and Lenora Dowdell.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Illsley. Adrian is survived by his brothers and sisters: Jeffrey Dowdell and wife Janet of Mechanicsville, Virginia, Barbara Donesec of Uniontown, Paula Ruane and husband Larry of Camp Hill, Pa., Roy Dowdell and wife Linda of White Plains, New York, Tim Dowdell of Uniontown, Shaun Dowdell of Uniontown and Maureen Dowdell of Brooklyn, New York; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Friends will be received in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, PA, today, November 29, 2010 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. when a Memorial Service will be held with Rev. Father Michael J. Crookston officiating.
Lenora Grace Mayer Dowdell, age 70, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Friday, January 9, 2004 in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born April 24, 1933 in Kulpmont, Pa., the daughter of Abatha Zukas Mayer of New York and the late Arthur Mayer. Lenora was a member of Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Uniontown. In addition to her father she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Leroy Paul "Roy" Dowdell on August 18, 2001. In addition to her mother she is survived by her loving children: Jeffrey Dowdell and wife Janet of Richmond, Virginia, Barbara Donesec of Uniontown, Paula Ruane and husband Lawrence of Harrisburg, Pa., Timothy Dowdell of Uniontown, Shaun Dowdell of Uniontown, Adrian Dowdell of Uniontown, Maureen Dowdell of Brooklyn, New York, Roy Dowdell and wife Linda of White Plains, New York, Mary Dowdell Singh of Middleton, New York; grandchildren: Mike and wife Amy, Kristen, Kathryn "Katie", Matt, Jodi, Justin, Monica, Ben, Erin, Evan, Andria, Ryan, Aaron, Sara, Thomas, Christopher, Eric and Alex; and great grandson, Brady. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME AT 71 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, UNIONTOWN, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, January 13, until 9 a.m. when Prayers of Transfer will be said. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 9:30 a.m. in Saint John The Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Jefferson Street, with Rev. Fr. William J. Kiel as Celebrant. Entombment will follow in Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.
Frank B. Luteman of South Pittsburg street, received a letter a few days ago that had been written by the late William F. Dowling in France on May 28, just one week prior to his death from peritonitis. At the time of writing Private Dowling was apparently in the best of health and spirits. He stated that he intended to make application for transfer to the “tank” service, the work he was then doing being “too tame” to suit him. “I want something with more action and excitement.” he wrote.
An interesting letter concerning the trip across, work, illness, and burial of Private William F. Dowling of Connellsville, who died of disease in France last June, is that written to the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dowling, 128 East Church Place, by a comrade of Dowling, Private William Thuee, on Sunday, November 24, Fathers’ Day. The two young men were among 6,500 Americans who went across last January on the White Star liner Olympic. After telling of the trip over the water and through England, he says, the command to which they were attached was quartered at Nevers, France. They were among the first 200,000 to go across.
During the last week in May, Private Dowling experienced intestinal trouble. Treatment failed to bring the desired results and on June 2 he underwent an operation at the hospital at Nevers. He died on the following Tuesday from peritonitis.
Relative to his burial, Private Thuee says:
“Bill was buried with full military honors, the cortege escorted by our band, playing Chopin’s funeral march, and at the grave, Father Whittaker delivered final praise for Bill. The father told us that he had heard Bill’s confession, knew him personally and had learned to know that he was a good Catholic and an example for all of us to follow. The grave is situated in the middle part of the cemetery amidst other American boys who are reposing with him. The French women take perpetual care of the grave and when I left a small oaken cross had been erected over it and the sod was commencing to sprout. I am now in another organization. I am not at Nevers but should I get an opportunity to go there again, I will visit his grave and if possible send you a picture of it.”
Of their work at Nevers, Private Thuee speaks as follows:
“In Nevers we did many kinds of duties. We unloaded freight cars, worked in warehouses, loaded ammunition and in fact did everything in the way of labor work that any army has to do. This we did while plans were being made to start the erection of our shops, which were eventually built at Berneuil, a railroad station about 33 miles north of Nevers. During our stay in Nevers we met may nice people. Joe Scarcy, Bill and myself went around together mostly and on Sundays Bill and I would help the priest, Father Whittaker, to prepare for mass by carrying the alter and getting the water and vestments ready. While I served mass, Bill would pass around the collection hat which money we would give to the Little Sisters of the Poor, who visited us daily at the camp where they would also get bread and other eatables which they fed to the Belgian children orphans.
“A temporary shop was erected by us near our camp and Bill asked to get in the automobile repairing department. He was given a detail and worked in the body repair shop department. I worked in the auto parts department and would often ‘touch up’ Bill for a chew or smoke when I was broke and he would do likewise when he ran out of tobacco. Our band gave a daily concert and daily Bill and I would slip down to hear the band. The reason I mention this is because a soldier is considered a good one if he can put something over on the one above him. So Bill and I put it on our bosses each day by listening to the concert. Seated on a nice shady bench while the others were working.”
So far as the records show, 28 men of Connellsville gave up their lives during the war. Thirteen were killed in action, three died of wounds, 11 from disease and one by accident.
Other soldiers are listed before and after.
Corporal William F. Dowling died from appendicitis in France on June 4, 1918. He was a member of a repair shop unit.
Elizabeth Ann DOWNARD died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Death claimed Elizabeth Ann downward, 82, lifelong resident of Fayette county, who passed away at 7:35 o'clock Thursday morning at her home in Hockton avenue, South Uniontown. She had been ailing for some time, with death being attributed to infirmities of age.
Only surviving relative is a sister, Mrs. Millard F. Coburn, Dixon boulevard, South Uniontown.
Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the A. D. Ferguson Funeral Home. Rev. David Hunter will be in charge. Burial will be in St. Jacobs Lutheran church cemetery.
Friends will be received at the Ferguson Funeral Home this afternoon.
(newspaper dated Nov. 4, 1937)
DOWNER— At her residence in Uniontown, Pa., April 5th, 1868, Mrs. Elizabeth Downer, aged 76 years, 1 month and 12 days.
Elizabeth DOWNER died in 1815. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(38)
DiedâTuesday, 14th inst. in this Borough, Elizabeth Downer, aged upward s of 100 years. Her friends are requested to attend her funeral at _o'c lock this day.
The Genius of Liberty, and Fayette Advertiser.
Union, Wed. Nov. 15, 1815. No. 29 of vol. XI Pg. 2, col. 1.
Newpaper image is poor quality and portions are unreadable. Transcription may not be exact.
At Chalk Hill, in Fayette county, Pa., on the 5th of August, 1865, after a lingering illness from disease of the lungs contracted or at least confirmed by exposure while in the army of the United States. GEORGE, son of the late Springer Downer, aged 21 years 5 months and 9 days. He volunteered in the 85th Pa. Regiment, Co. G, on the 21st of September, 1861. Though of a remarkable cheerful and pleasant manner, he had a brave, daring and Patriotic spirit, which not only led him into the army, but won the admiration of his comrades in arms. He received a medal of honor August 23d 1863, for gallant and meritorious conduct during the bombardment of Fort Sumter. He re-enlisted January 31st, 1864, and received his discharge May 1st ___ Thou bright, and brief was his career ___ gone leaving us to weep and mourn ___ only revere his memory, recount ___ and look forward to a reunion with him ___. “When there, the holy angels greet us, As we go to join their head, We’ll ___ and love the friends that meet us, In that glorious spirit land. J. N. B.
Levi DOWNER died in 1854. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)
At his residence, in Uniontown, on Monday evening. October 2d., Levi Downer, aged sixty-five years, ten months and twenty-one days.
The deceased was born in Uniontown on the 11 day of November, A. D. 1788, and was the oldest citizen who could claim this as the place of his nativity. High-minded, generous and affable, the community have to regret in his decease, the loss of a most worthy and upright man. Ardently fond of home and domestic life, he had not for many years mingled much in society but in his retirement only exhibited more fully (?) to his numerous friends the warm & elevated social qualities which he ever possessed to the enjoyment of a ____ old age, surrounded by all life's blessings, an easy competence, and affectionate wife and family, and a large circle of relatives and friends, he might well have looked forward to years of happiness and peace. But __ how uncertain are all human hopes. His hour was come, and in a few brief moments his days on earth were terminated by an attack of apoplexy. He was a true and loving husband and a good and kind father. May God in his mercy comfort his widow and children under the __d bereavement He has taken him for whom they mourn to a better world. His family have the sincere sympathy of the community. COM.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. October 19, 1854.
Stephen Christopher Downs, infant son of Jeffrey L. and Lori A. Hosfelt Downs of South Connellsville, died Saturday, May 4, 1996, in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. He was born May 4, 1996, in Mount Pleasant. In addition to his parents he is survived by six sisters and brothers, April, Adam J., Danielle L., Jeffrey L. Jr., and Bethany A. Downs all at home, and Christopher S. Downs of Pittsburgh, maternal grandparents, John and Cheryl Ryan of South Connellsville and Harry H. and Joyce Hosfelt of Perryopolis, maternal great-grandmother, Lorraine Schlinger of Connellsville, and paternal grandfather, Robert Downs of Mount Braddock and the late Gloria Downs. There will be no visitation. A Mass For The Parents will be held Tuesday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with Rev. Fr. Michael J. Sciberras as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Connellsville. Arrangements are under direction of the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 North Pittsburgh St., Connellsville.
Mrs. Caroline Magdalene Doyle of Pechin, near Dunbar, died at her
home at 3:13 o'clock Sunday morning. Mrs. Doyle was born at Smithfield,
September 13, 1877, a daughter of the late Jacob and Gertrude Cope. She
was a resident of the Dunbar Community for the past 70 years.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen Tressler of Uniontown and Mrs. Gertrude Johnson of Dunbar; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Harry Schibey of Connellsville, Mrs. Arthur Kennedy of Dunbar and Mrs. Gertrude Wheeler of Masontown; two brothers, John and Edward Cope both of Dunbar.
The cortège will meet at the home at 8:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. Requiem high mass will be sung at St. Aloysius R. C. Church at Dunbar. Burial in the church cemetery.
Fred W. DOYLE died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Funeral services for Fred W. Doyle, aged 47, well-known operator of a gasoline filling station in Hopwood, who died Friday night, December 24, 1937, in the Uniontown Hospital from a complication of diseases, will be held in the family residence at 2:30 this afternoon. Rev. J. D. Stillwagon, pastor of the Hopwood M. P. church, will officiate. Burial will be in Hopwood cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Harry Werner, Elmer Forsythe, L. M. Barnes, Harry Barnes, Ralph Lendman and George Bowlin.
Mr. Doyle, who had been ill for the past 10 months, entered the hospital two weeks ago. He was a member of the Junior Order United American Mechanics, Mountain Rose Council, of Brownfield, for the past 30 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ethel Barnes Doyle, and one daughter, Anna Pearl; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Doyle, and the following sisters and brothers, Mrs. Hazel Scott, of Glascow, Ky.; Miss Nellie Doyle, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Ruth Rutter, Mrs. Pearl McMaster, Harvey, George and Clark, all of Hopwood. He was preceded in death by one son, Verlin, 11 years ago.
Funeral arrangements are in charge of J. Harry Johnston & Sons.
(Herald - December 27, 1937)
James M. Doyle, aged 84, co-founder of the first wholesale candy firm in Fayette county, died at noon Wednesday, October 11, 1939, at the Connellsville hospital, where he had been a patient a week suffering from a fractured hip received in a fall on the sidewalk. Pneumonia developed and caused his death. He was born at Hoboken, N.J., and had resided in Connellsville since 1884. He was a traveling salesman all his life until illness forced his retirement seven years ago. In 1903, he and a brother, John H. Doyle, and Charles Brill organized the wholesale candy firm of Doyle, Brill and Company, which merged with the former Tri-State Candy Company of Connellsville. He was married to Miss Bertha Eleanor Hurley, daughter of the late M. Hurley, who engaged in the hotel business at Connellsville for years. He was a charter member of the Connellsville Lodge of Elks, also a member of Duquesne Circle, Knights of Columbus of Pittsburgh, and of the Immaculate Conception church. He left his wife and one brother, John H. Doyle, of Bedford, Va. The body was prepared for burial by Funeral Director Charles A. McCormick and removed to his home at 116 West Apple Street, Connellsville. The funeral will be held at 9 o’clock Saturday morning from the Immaculate Conception church at Connellsville. Interment will be made in Old St. Joseph’s cemetery in that city.
Joseph Drab, 76, of Greensburg died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He is survived by his mother, Mary Sharish Drab of Greensburg; his wife, Martha D. Vandzura Drab; a daughter, Melanie Drab West and husband, Kirk, and children, Jessica Sierra West and Joseph Clayton West, of Kiawah Island, S.C.; a son, Richard R. Drab and wife, Connie, and children, Richard Drab and Kathleen Drab Myers, of Jeannette; a brother, John Drab of Mount Pleasant; and two sisters, Mary Drab Payha of Erie and Eleanor Drab Mazurek of Segel, Pa. Services and interment were held Saturday under direction of the Bacha Funeral Home Inc., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg.
Mary A. Sharish Drab, 101, of Greensburg and a native of Austria, Hungary, died Friday, Dec. 20, 1996, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She is survived by three children: John Drab and wife, Josephine, of Mount Pleasant, Mary Payha of Erie, and Eleanor Mazurek and husband, George, of Sigel, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Bacha Funeral Home Inc., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 12:30 p.m.
Michael Drakula, 25, of House 16, Leckrone, died at 1:55 o’clock Thursday afternoon, June 25, 1936, in Uniontown hospital. Death was attributed to complications. Surviving are his father, Paul Drakula, and the following brothers and sisters: Daniel, Nicholas and Anna Drakula, at home; Stephen, with the U.S. army forces in the Panama Canal Zone, and Miss Mary Drakula, of Pittsburgh. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Funeral services for Mike Drakula, will be held in the family residence, House 16, Leckrone, Sunday at 1:30 p.m., followed by additional services in St. Mary’s G.S. Orthodox church, Masontown. Rev. Fr. Kobzareff will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mary Bezilla DRAPP died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Mrs. Marry Bezilla Drapp, 48, wife of Michael Drapp, of Royal, died at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening, March 23, 1937, following an illness of complications in Brownsville General Hospital.
In addition to her husband she is survived by the following children: John Drapp, a student at St. Vincent's college, Latrobe; Albert, Helen, Dorothy, Clara, and George Drapp, at home; two sisters, Mrs. August Salitrik, of Uniontown, and Mrs. Martin Tomasko, Newark, N.J.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(Herald - March 24, 1937)
Patricia A. Drawbaugh, 44, of West Manchester Township, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1995, at 5 a.m. in her home. She was born in Uniontown, on June 18, 1951, the daughter of Dorothea (Fijalkovic) Lambo of Uniontown and the late Eugene D. Lambo. Mrs. Drawbaugh was the director of religious education at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church for the past 20 years. She was a 1969 graduate of Uniontown High School; and a 1973 graduate of California University of Pennsylvania. She was also a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and the National Catholic Educators Association. In addition to her mother she leaves her husband, with whom she celebrated 21 years of marriage on June 29, Rodney E. Drawbaugh; and two daughters, Carolyn and Sarah Joy Drawbaugh, both at home. Viewing will be this evening from 6 to 9 p.m., in HEFFNER FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORY INC., 1551 Kenneth Road, York. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 1:30 p.m., in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 950 West Market St., York, with her pastor, the Rev. Thomas R. Hoke officiating. A prayer service will be held this evening at 8 p.m., in the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.
James H. Dray, 67, of Richeyville, Pa., died Tuesday, May 2, 2000. He was born July 25, 1932, in Beallsville, Pa., the son of the late Edwin E. and Dorothy Baker Dray. James was formerly employed by Bethlehem Mine Corporation, Mine 51, as a foreman, and he retired from PennDOT. He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. James was a member of Centerville American Legion, where he was Past Commander, and he was also a member of the Centerville Sportsman Club. He was a 1950 graduate of Centerville High School. Surviving are his wife, Hilda (Arias) Dray, whom he married on Nov. 11, 1955; two sons, James E. Dray of Uniontown, Pa., and Lawrence C. Dray of Stow, Ohio; two granddaughters, Sarah Dray and Katie Dray; one grandson, Jared A. Dray; and two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Frances) Cicero of Washington, Pa., and Mrs. H. Newton (Kathryn) Williams of Falls Church, Va. Friends will be received in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, Route 40, Beallsville, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday, May 5, 2000, at 10 a.m., the hour of service. Interment will follow in Taylor Cemetery, West Pike Run Township. Full military rites will be accorded at the graveside by the Centerville American Legion.
Mrs. Elizabeth Drebert, well-known Connellsville woman, and wife of A. Drebert, died Monday evening at her home in East Crawford avenue, in her 74th year. She had been ill for a year or more. She was taken suddenly worse during the afternoon and sank rapidly, dying at 9:15 o’clock. She observed her 74th anniversary on December 4. Mrs. Drebert, whose maiden name was Rahiser, was born in Germany and came to this country with her parents at the age of seven years, locating at Evans City. She was married at Evans City and then moved to Pittsburg. Before coming to Connellsville about a quarter of a century ago the family lived near Breakneck for a period of five years. Mrs. Drebert was taken into the Lutheran church when a child and had remained with that denomination to her death. Besides her husband she leaves seven children. They are F. W. Drebert, Connellsville; Mrs. W. H. Grounds, Pittsburg; F. H. Drebert, Carnegie; Mrs. F. W. Harshman, West End, Pittsburgh; Mrs. H. S. Jones, Connellsville, Harry A. Drebert, Wilmerding, and Miss Dorothy Drebert, Connellsville. Three brothers live at Evans City, a sister at Elwood City and one at Conway. Funeral services will be conducted at the home Thursday at 2 o’clock, with Rev. Dr. Ellis B. Burgess, pastor of Trinity Lutheran church, officiating. Interment will be in Hill Grove cemetery.
Stanley A. Dreliszak, 77, of (Dreliszak Road) Scottdale, R.D.1 died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at his residence. He was born April 4, 1922, in Moorewood, a son of the late Albert and Anna Siemanowska Dreliszak. Stanley was a lifelong member of Transfiguration RC Church, Mount Pleasant. He was a retired employee for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for several years. For many years, Stanley farmed with his family at the Dreliszak family farm, East Huntingdon Township. He was a veteran of the armed forces, serving with the U.S. Army during World War II with Troop G, 5th Cavalry, attaining the rank of Tec 4. He was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbon, Army Occupational Medal (Japan), the Phillipine Liberation Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal.
Stanley leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted brothers and sisters: Mrs. Michael (Catherine) Kaczmarek of Mount Pleasant, Genevieve Dreliszak of Scottdale, R.D.1, with whom he resided, Josephine Patula and her husband, Carl, of Mount Pleasant, Leona Dreliszak of Scottdale, R.D.1, with whom he resided, and Jane Hendricks and her husband, Paul, of Scottdale, R.D.1; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: four brothers, Casimer Dreliszak, who died Jan. 2, 1987, Alvin J. Dreliszak, who died Jan. 19, 1993, Leo J. Dreliszak, who died Oct. 29, 1994, and John E. Dreliszak, who died Jan. 15, 2000; and a sister, Bernice Lukasik, who died Aug. 3, 1995.
Friends will be received in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by his funeral Mass, to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Transfiguration RC Church, Mount Pleasant. Interment will follow in Transfiguration R. Parish Cemetery, Mount Pleasant.
On Sept. 30, 1968, of 3058 Amber St., Harry E., age 58 years, husband of Lillian M. Dressel, (nee Lowe). Relatives and friends invited to the service Friday, 1:30 PM. Northeast Parlors of Harold B. Mulligan, Frankford & Allegheny Aves. Interment in North Cedar Hill Cemetery. Friends invited Thurs., 7 to 9 PM. He was preceded in death by his parents George W. Dressel and Lena (nee Kloock) Dressel. He is survived by his wife Lillian of 35 years and three children; Carolyn Craig; Virginia Herion and Richard Dressel; and grandchildren; Robert, Brian, and Rhonda Herion, and Douglas John Craig. He also leaves behind sisters and brothers living in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
Sheila Faye (Gordon) Dressel, 48, of Hopwood, Pa., passed away Saturday, April 18, 2009 in UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born on June 15, 1960, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Howard Gordon and Betty (Holland) Gordon. Sheila was a member of the Word of Faith Church in Uniontown. She had been employed with Comfort Keepers and also with Joanne Fabrics. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two sisters, Shelly Savage and Joyce Beatty. Surviving are her husband, Ralph C. Dressel; and three children: Rod and Tammy Gordon of Uniontown, Pa., Tod Gordon of Hopwood, Pa., and Betty Sue Dressel at home; eight grandchildren; and these brothers and sisters: Howard and Tammy Gordon of Uniontown, Pa., Jim Gordon of Uniontown, Pa., Gary Gordon of Shoaf, Pa., Linda and Henry Varndell of Jumonville, Pa., Bill Gordon of Hopwood, Pa., Donna Tewell of Uniontown, Pa., Shirley Gordon and Red Zebley of Uledi, Pa., Helen Hileman and Gerald Dillow Jr. of Fairchance, Pa., Diana and Mark Morgan of York Run, Pa.; many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, April 22, 2009, until 11 a.m., the hour of the Service with Rev. Kenneth Walls and Pastor Roger Ice officiating. Interment will follow in Jacobs Lutheran Cemetery.
Annette Drews, aged one year and 10 months, daughter of Henry and Anna Drews, of House 14, Republic, died at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Uniontown Hospital, of pneumonia. In addition to her parents she is survived by one brother, Bernard, at home. Funeral services will be held at the parents' home Wednesday at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. R. C. Evans. Burial will be in Park Place cemetery, Uniontown.
DREWS, THERESA— Aged 84, died Sunday, June 11, 1950, at 7 a.m. in her home, Brownfield. Surviving are these children; Fred Drews of Pittsburgh; William and Arthur, at home; Mrs. Minnie Rumenyak of Brownfield; Lena Ferrell of Uniontown; Henry of Republic; 12 grandchildren; five great grandchildren. Friends are being received at the late home, where services will be conducted Tuesday, June 13, at 2:30 with Rev. R. C. Evans officiating. Interment will be in Park Place cemetery, Uniontown, under the direction of the Vance Funeral Home, Smithfield.
Margaret Elizabeth DRILL died in 1925. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)
DRILL, MRS. MARGARET
Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth DRILL, mother of F. K. DRILL of West Green street, died Sunday at her home at Greenville, Ohio, where she had resided all her life. She had been ill for about three weeks. Three sons and two daughters survive.
Connellsville Courier Thurs. 3-12-1925
Three men were killed on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad on Tuesday night, one on the Connellsville Division and two on the Fairmont branch. Howard Fauble of Connellsville, a well-known east end freight conductor, was instantly killed while attempting to board his train at Glencoe. John D. Drohan of Uniontown, a brakeman, was jolted off a freight car and run over at Evans station, and Patrick Brady of Lemont fell asleep on the back at that place and was run over.
Fauble had only been working a few days after a lay-off of about two months during which time he had been ill. His train whivh was westbound stopped at Glencoe for orders. He signed them with the engineer and then waited as the train pulled out until the rear end of the train was near. His foot slipped as he swung aboard and at the same time he somehow missed his hold on the car, falling beneath the train. The wheels of several cars passed over his abdomen. Death was instantaneous. Fauble lived on Church place and leaves a wife and one child. Drohan was 22 years old and leaves a wife. Brady leaves a wife and three children.
Michael Drotar, 75, of Detroit, Mich., died Wednesday at his home. He was born in Czechoslovakia and was formerly of Marianna. He was preceded in death by a brother, Wasil, formerly of Marianna. Mrs. Olga Kirik of Perryopolis……remainder of obit is missing
Social Security Death Index:
Born—–March 13, 1889
Jane DRUM died in 1864. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)
DRUMMrs. Jane Drum daughter, of John Tiernan Esq. Departed this life after a lingering illness at the residence of her father in Uniontown, May 28th 1864 aged 24 years and 23 days.
Like so many others, Mrs. Drum had failed up to the time of her illness to prepare for death. During the afternoon of the 28the the writer by request called upon her, and found her engaged in reading her bibleBy the efforts of kind friends she had already been led to apprehend her critical situation, and to turn for peace and salvation to the Lord Jesus Christ. It seemed to require a great struggle so early in life to give up all worldly ties and prospects, yet during the religious services she became much engaged in prayer and with most hearty repentance gave her heart to the Savior. Later in the evening I again called upon her and found her still more earnestly engaged in prayer but much relieved in mind and fully able to trust in the mercies of a present Savior. She continued to the last to pray and to commend her soul into the hands of Him who has promised to "Save unto the uttermost all that come unto Him."
Mrs. Drum, has left besides other sorrowing friends, two children to mourn her early death, but they mourn not without hopefor they know that their loss is her infinite gain-
"Then let our sorrows cease to flow,
God has recalled his own;
But let our hearts in every woe,
Still say "Thy will be done."
H. L. Chapman
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. June 9, 1864.
Thomas F. Drummer, 89, of Regent Square, Pittsburgh, passed away Saturday in Beverly Manor, Monroeville. Friends will be received in the Donald R. Crawford Funeral Home of Markleysburg on Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. followed by interment in Thomas Cemetery, Markleysburg.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—–September 29, 1906
Died—–October 21, 1995
Morris Dubbs, 68, died Saturday night in the Shady Side Nursing Home, Pittsburgh. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James J. Labowitz and Mrs. Ike Koldanov of Uniontown, and two sons, Harry and David Dubbs of Detroit, Mich.
Doris H. Lindgren Dubler, 84, of Johnsonburg, Pa., died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1995, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. She was born in Ridgway, March 24, 1911, a daughter of the late Frederich and Elizabeth Mumford Lindgren. She was a former receptionist for the Johnsonburg Press for several years. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Johnsonburg, and served on the church council for a number of years. She was a past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband, John D. Dubler, a resident of South Connellsville Person Care Home; three sons, Alfred Dubler, Mont Clair, Calif.; Pastor Herb Dubler, 1006 Race St. Connellsville; Jack Dubler, Maumee, Ohio; eight grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; a brother, Herbert Lindgren of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and a sister, Lucille Beck of Endicott, N.Y. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Donald and Grant; and two sisters, Irene and Hazel. Friends will be received in the FERRAGINE FUNERAL HOME, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in St. John’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Charles Horn, her pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the Lutheran Cemetery, Johnsonburg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, Connellsville.
Peter J. Dubovich, 52, of Wichita, Kan., died in his home Sunday, July 7, 1996. He is survived by his wife, Rita Gerwert Dubovich, a son, Pete Jr., and a daughter, Dara, both at home, his mother, Pauline, and a brother, Steve, both of New Salem, and a brother, George, and his wife, Diane, of Masontown, Pa. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, July 10, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Daryl Befort of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Gardens of Memory in The Garden of Freedom, Wichita, Kan. Military rites were accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 112, Wichita, Kan. A Memorial has been established with St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 505 North Parkway, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.
Mildred Jane DUBOYNE died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Mildred Jane the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Duboyne, died at the parents' home in Madison avenue at 8:10 p.m., Saturday, September 12, 1931.
Brief funeral services will be held at the home this afternoon at 3 o'clock with additional services in St. John's G. C. church in charge of Rev. Fr. Basil Ivancso. Burial will be in the church cemetery at Hopwood.
In addition to her parents three brothers and three sisters also survive.
DUBRAWSKI, NICK— Friends are being received in the Yoney Funeral Home, Masontown, Pa. today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where services will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by funeral rites at 10 a.m. in the St. Mary’s Russian Orthodox Church with the Rev. Constantine Kulmatitsky officiating. Burial in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa. Parastes today 7:30 p.m.
DUCAR, JOHN (DUSTER) SR.— Allison 2, died suddenly Thursday, March 2, 1961. He is survived by his wife, Julia Ducar; one son and six daughters, Theresa, at home; John Jr., Allison 2; Mrs. Tom (Julia) Voisk, Smock; Mrs. Joseph (Helen) Curclo, Brownsville; Mrs. John (Margaret) Wolosky, Isabella; Mrs. John (Ann) Mucci, Maxwell; Mrs. Richard (Mildred) Verbanic, Glen Burnie, Md.; twelve grandchildren; one brother, Michael, Trenton, N.J.; one sister, Mrs. Mary Panic, Shoaf. He was predeceased by a son, Stephen in 1922 and a daughter, Mary in 1942. He was a member of St. Nicholas G.C. Church, Brownsville; UMWA, Isabella local and Allison 2 Fire Co. Friends are being received in the late residence 549 Allison 2, until Monday at 9 a. m. when a prayer service will be held, followed by a Requiem High Mass in St. Nicholas G. C. Church, Brownsville. The Rev. Demetrius Yackanich will celebrate the Mass. Interment will be in the church cemetery, under the direction of the Flack-Marucci Funeral Home, Republic. Parastas services will be held Sunday evening at 7 o’clock. Brownsville Telegraph and Connellsville Courier, please copy. The Catholic Daughters of America, Court 1141 will meet in the residence this evening at 8 o’clock to recite the Rosary.
John Duch, aged 80, died at 1:30 Thursday afternoon, January 18, 1940, at his home in 20 Emerald Street after a protracted illness. His wife, Mary Duch passed away six months ago. Surviving are two children, Mrs. Elizabeth Medwich, Elma Avenue, and Mrs. Mary Plachko, with whom he made his home. He also leaves eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. The body will be removed this afternoon from the Haky Funeral Home to the family residence where friends will be received. Funeral plans are incomplete.
Stephen Duch (sometimes spelled Duke) died at his home at 447 Victoria Street at 3 a.m. today after an extended illness. Mr. Duch is survived by five sons: Stephen Jr., this city; John, of Mather; Henry, of Brier Hill; Michael, of South Uniontown; and Paul, at home; and three daughters: Mrs. Mary Furman, of Gary, Ind.; Mrs. Anna Swihchock, of Clarksville; John, this city, 22 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. No funeral arrangements have been made.
Following an extended illness, Stephen (Duke) Duch, 75, died at 3 o’clock Wednesday morning in his home at 447 Victoria Street. Short funeral services will be held in the family home at 3:30 Saturday, followed by Requiem Mass in St. Mary’s R.C. church, with the Rev. Fr. John Blazik as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery.
Leon Duchataux, Jr., aged eight months, died Tuesday morning at eh home of his parents in Pt. Marion and the remains were taken through Uniontown Thursday morning for interment at Jeanette. The parents and other relatives were in the funeral party.
Mrs. Alice Tissue Duckworth, 86 years old, widow of Zedrick Duckworth of Jeannette, died at 12:30 o’clock Wednesday morning in Westmoreland Hospital at Greensburg of injuries received December 22 in a fall at the home of a son, Theodore, at Jeannette, where she had been living. Born at Confluence, a daughter of the late Charles and Amy Burnworth Tissue, she had lived at Jeannette 48 years. She was a member of the Jeannette Methodist Church. Surviving are three sons, Townsend of Connellsville, Theodore of Jeannette and Harry of Philadelphia; 16 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Sophia Bowlin of Confluence and Mrs. Truey Loach of Denver, Colo. The body has been taken to the Earle A. Miller funeral home at Jeannette where the funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Friday afternoon in charge of Rev. Forrest Goodrich. Interment will be made in Jeannette Memorial Park.
Betty June (Smitley) Duckworth, 86, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, in Mount Saint Macrina Nursing Home, in Uniontown, with her loving family at her side. She was born on January 22, 1922, in Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of Abraham Lincoln Smitley and Mary Jane (James) Smitley. Her parents, husband, William W. Duckworth, and one brother, and four sisters, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, of Vanderbilt, Fayette County, Pa.
Left to cherish her memory is her children: Lorraine DeMercurio and her husband, Nephi, Beverly J. Eberhart and her husband, Rod, Billie Jo Murphy; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Stefanik, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 603 North Gallatin Avenue Extension, Uniontown, Pa., today, April 25, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 26, 2008 until 10 a.m., the hour of service, with Lawrence King and Thomas Stroko, officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa. Your personal written tributes and memories are welcomed and encouraged at www.hakyfuneralhome.com.
Julia Duda, 75, of (Fairhope) Belle Vernon, pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. She is survived by her husband, George Duda; two sons, George Duda Jr., of Manassas, Va., and Charles Duda of Potomac, Md.; one daughter, Ms. Betty Duda of Belle Vernon; two brothers, Andrew Barno of the State of Indiana and Charles Barno of Jefferson, Pa.; four sisters, Marge Murray of Jefferson, Pa., Helen DeStefon of Charleroi, Pa., and Ann Clipper and Mary Matyi, both of the State of Ohio; and four grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home, Main St., Fayette City, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 9:30 a.m., the hour of service.
Peter DUDA died in 1932. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Peter Duda, 46, of House 117 Continental No. 1, died Saturday morning at 10 o'clock of an asthmatic heart condition. He had been ill only a short time.
The widow, Mrs. Rosalia Duda and the following children survive: Mrs. Mary Boniar of Continental No. 1; Mrs. Anna Skowronsky of Keisterville; Helen, Nellie, Pauline, Frank, Joseph and John, at home. Three grandchildren also survive.
Funeral notice later.
(Genius - Dec, 17, 1932)
John Dudinsky, Sr., 74, formerly of Alverton R.D. 3, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 1995, at his home in New Stanton. Mr. Dudinsky was the beloved father of one daughter, Mrs. Aleen Joy Tennant of Wilmington, Del.; three sons, John Dudinsky Jr., of Washington D.C.; Lee Daniel Dudinsky of Houston, Texas, and Lynn Nicholas Dudinsky of Baltimore, Md.; five grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Hepler of Ruffsdale. At the request of the deceased, there will be no public visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, Scottdale. The family suggests memorials to Westmoreland Hospice, in memory of John Dudinsky Sr.
Jonathan DUER died in 1863. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)
DUERAt his residence in Murraysville, Westmoreland County, Pa., on the 11th of Nov., Jonathan Duer, in the 89th year of his age.
The deceased was an old and respected citizen of Fayette county, highly esteemed in a large circle of acquaintances for his generous disposition and many good qualities. He had been for a number of years previous to his death, a worthy member of the Presbyterian Church, Com.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Dec. 3, 1863.
Vol. 3, No. 43, Pg. 3, Col. 1.
Donald Thomas Duff, 91, went to be with the Lord on November 1, 2007.
He resided at the Elant Residence, of Goshen, N.Y. He formerly resided
Aurora, Colo., Crestone, Colo., Harrington Park, N.J., Westwood, N.J.,
Hillsdale, N.J., River Vale, N.J. A public school administrator for 35
years, he retired in 1975 as the first Principal of Northern Valley
Regional H.S. at Old Tappan, N.J. He was born March 6, 1916, to Alexander
McGill Duff, M.D., and Edna Earle Duff (nee Carr), in Republic, Fayette
Mr. Duff was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Ruth Marie (nee Olsen) on July 8, 1998. He is survived by five children: Donald E. Duff and wife, Patricia, of Tenafly, N.J., Ruth Anne Chamberlain and husband, Dennis, of Rodgersville, Tenn., Douglas I. Duff, of Brewster, Ma., Keith H. Duff and his wife, Carla, of Parsippany N.J., and David A. Duff and his wife, Sarah, of Beacon, N.Y.; nine grandchildren: Darlene, David, Jamie, Karin, Kevin, Janel, Ian, Becky, and Thomas; and two great-grandchildren: Claudia and Allison.
He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from New York University, and did further graduate work at Columbia University, Rutgers University, and New York University. During his years of further education and teaching, he enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve (1942 as an Ensign), and actively served during World War II on a sub chaser in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters. He later retired from the USNR as a Lieutenant. His teaching career began in his hometown of Republic, Fayette County, Pa., (1937-38), later taking him to a Naval Post High School, in Quantico, Va., (1939-41), Junior High School, in Westwood N.J., where he became the Guidance Director (1941-54), Principal of Demarest, N.J. Elementary School (1954-56), as Vice-Principal and then Principal, helped open the Northern Valley Regional H.S. district, in Demarest, N.J., (1955-62), and then, as Principal, opened the new NVRHS, in Old Tappan (1962-75). In retirement he served as President of the Board of Directors, Baca Grande Development Corp., in Crestone, Colo., (1977-1993). He served as President of: Westwood, N.J. Teachers Assoc., Bergen County Guidance Assoc., Bergen County Secondary Schools Principals Assoc., N.J. Guidance Assoc., and the N.J. Secondary Schools Assoc. He is a Life Member of the NEA and the National Assoc. of Secondary School Principals.
The family requests that anyone wishing to make a donation in remembrance of Mr. Duff send it to the Guidance Dept. of Northern Valley Regional High School, at Old Tappan, N.J., and apply it towards the Donald T. Duff Scholarship of the Chivalis Chapter of the National Honor Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to THOMAS F. FLYNN OF FLYNN FUNERAL & CREMATION MEMORIAL CENTERS, 139 Stage Road, Monroe, New York, 10950. Burial will be private at the Beverly National Cemetery, Edgewater Park, N.J.
Francis DUFF died in 1857. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)
At Upper Middletown, on the 5th inst., of inflammation of the brain, Francis Duff, aged about 55 years.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa., September 10, 1857
Harold Duff, 50, of Dawson, R.D. #1, died Friday
afternoon, at his home.
He was born in Perryopolis, a son of the late George M. and Sadie Riffle Duff. He was a member of the East Liberty Presbyterian Church of Vanderbilt.
Surviving are his widow, Bessie Haggerty Duff; two sisters, Mary and Rosetta Duff of Perryopolis, and three brothers, Herman K., and George W. of Perryopolis and John Fraser Duff of Alliquippa.
The body will be at the Galley funeral home at Dawson after 7 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held there at 11 a.m. Monday, with Rev. Robert E. Harvey officiating. Interment will be in Mount Washington Cemetery, Perryopolis.
Howard Duff, 80, of Dawson, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at his home. He was born May 27, 1930, in Brownsville, the son of the late Donald Duff and Margaret Mosier. Howard was a member of Bryan Methodist Church, a life member of the Dawson Volunteer Fire Company, life member of Curfew Grange, life member of Martin Guitar Owners Guild, a member of the Old Time Fiddlers Association and was an annual musical participant at Perryopolis Pioneer Days. He was a frequent participant at various country and blue grass festivals and at the Brownfield Community Center. He was a retired employee of the B&O and CSX Railroad. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Taylor and her husband, Bruce, of Alexandria, Va.; a son, James Duff and his wife, Anna Mae, of Dawson; a sister, Janet Arison, of Vanderbilt; half sister, Dorothy Howser, of Smock; half brother, Merle Duff, of York, S.C.; two grandchildren, David McClellan, of Ocala, Fla., and Brian, of Richmond, Va.; and four great-grandchildren, Cody, Hanna, Ashley and Kaitlyn McClellan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Olive Virginia Duff. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and until the time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday in the RALPH E. GALLEY FUNERAL HOME, Railroad and Laughlin streets, Dawson. The Rev. David A. Bell will officiate. Interment in Flatwoods Cemetery.
Jeremiah DUFF died in 1864. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(73)
DUFF - At one of the hospitals in Washington City on the 7th of August, 1864, from an abcess on the side, caused by wearing the saber belt, Jeremiah Duff, a member of company B. 16th regiment Pennsylvania cavalry, aged 20 years.
He was taken to the hospital on the 25th of June, and had been in service nearly two years. Thus has another young man fallen who gave promise of future usefulness; another home has been made desolate, the hopes of a widowed mother have been blasted, the hearts of relatives filled with sorrow; and the community robbed of one of it's most admired and promising members.
Warrior rest & thy toils are ended -
Lifes' last fearful strife is o'er;
Clarion calls, with death more blended(,
Shall disturb thy peace no more,
Peaceful is thy dreamless slumber,
Peaceful - but how cold and stern!
Thou has joined that peaceful number
In the land whence none return.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. August 18, 1864.
Marguerite S. Duff, 79, of Connellsville, R.D. 1, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 1995, at her home. She was born Dec. 31, 1915, in Fort Pierce, Fla., a daughter of the late Alma Secrest. She was a resident of the Connellsville area since 1973 and was a member of the Sharon Community Presbyterian Church in Moon Township in Allegheny County. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Donald C. Duff; a daughter, Mrs. Timothy (Norma Jean) Joniec of Pittsburgh. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Edward L. Clarke officiating. Interment will be in Sharon Community Presbyterian Cemetery, Moon Township, Allegheny County.
Mrs. Mary Jane Duff, widow of Andrew Duff, died Thursday at her home in West Brownsville.
Olive V. Duff
Olive V. Duff, 71, of Dawson, died Tuesday night, April 30, 2002, in Dainty Personal Care Home, Grindstone. She was born in Franklin Township on May 2, 1931, a daughter of the late James and Alma Lloyd Rowan. Olive was a member of the Bryan Methodist Church, Historical and Genealogical Societies of Fayette and Somerset counties, and Louden and Clark counties of Virginia. Surviving are her husband, Howard Duff; two children, Linda Taylor and her husband, Bruce of Alexandria, Va. and James Duff and his wife, Anna Mae of Dawson; two grandsons, David McLellan of Ocala, Fla., and Brian McLellan of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; two great-grandchildren, Cody and Hannah McLellan of Ocala, Fla.; four brothers, James Rowan of Ensenedis, Calif., Timothy Rowan of Daisytown, Pa., Paul Rowan and Robert Rowan, both of Vanderbilt; two sisters, Mary Brooks of Waltersburg, Pa., and Dorothy Mader of Smock; and three aunts, Sarah Krienbrook of Mount Pleasant, Virginia Morris of Connellsville and Jessie Kimmel of Dawson. Friends will be received in the RALPH E. GALLEY FUNERAL HOME, Dawson, today and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of service with the Rev. Roger Applebee officiating. Interment will be in Flatwoods Cemetery. A special thanks to the staff of Dainty's Personal Care Home and the Westmoreland Hospice.
Robert Q. Duff, age 75, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away
Tuesday, February 3, 2009, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born June
21, 1932, the son of the late Hayden Graham Duff, Sr. and Esther
Johnston Duff. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a
member of VFW Post 47.
He is survived by his three sisters and a brother: Mary C. Collins, of Uniontown, Pa., Evelyn Taylor, of High Point, N.C., Betty Flanegan. of Bayville, N.J., and Hayden Graham Duff. II. of Irving, Texas; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many other loving relatives.
Friends will be received in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., on Friday, February 6, 2009, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., when a Funeral Service will be held, with the Rev. Gregory Stiver, officiating. Interment will follow in Bowman-Flatwoods Cemetery, near Vanderbilt, Fayette County, Pa. Military Honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the VFW Post 47, Uniontown.
Russell Murray DUFF died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)
Russell Murray Duff, aged 24, died Friday, June 19, 1931, in the Aultman Hospital, Canton, Ohio, following a lingering illness of complications. The body was brought to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George M. Duff, Perryopolis, where funeral services were solemnized Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in charge of the Rev. Carl E. Chapman, pastor of the M. E. church of Perryopolis, assisted by Rev. S. W. Bryan. Burial was in Mt. Washington cemetery, Perry township.
Mr. Duff was graduated from the Perry Township High school with the class of 1928 and was a member of the Perryopolis Methodist Episcopal church. For the past two years he has been associated with the Cities Service Oil Company in Canton, where he was also a member of the Henry L. Laugherty men's Fraternity.
In addition to his parents the following brothers and sisters also survive: Mary Rosetta, George and Harold, at home; Herman of West Newton and Frasher of Aliquippa.
Death notice taken from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library.
Charles H. Duffy
Born—–November 9, 1896, Connelsville
Died—–November 13, 1896, Connellsville
Buried–Hill Grove Cemetery, Connellsville
Death notice for the infant child of Lewis Duffy appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, March 17, 1910. Complete text is not currently available.
Mrs. Isabella Duffy, 65 years old, died at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon at her home at Dunbar after a lingering illness. Her husband, John, died in 1924. She leaves these children: Michael and James of Buffalo, N. Y., and David, Elizabeth and Janet, at home. There are three grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. James Gordon of Lemont Furnace and Miss Lizzie Hay of Dunbar. The funeral will be held Monday morning. The cortege will meet at the home at 8:30 o'clock and requiem high mass will be celebrated at St. Aloysius Church at 9 o'clock. Rev. Father George F. Hurley, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be made in the church cemetery.
James Duffy, about 64 years old, a former resident of Dunbar township, died yesterday at his home in Hazlewood. Funeral services from the Catholic church at Hazlewood. Mr. Duffy was employed by the H. C. Frick Coke Company at Leisenring for a number of years. About ten years ago with his family he moved to Hazlewood. His wife died about two years ago. The following children survive: James Duffy of Phillips, Charles Duffy of Hazlewood and John and Margaret, at home.
Death notice for James Duffy, of Dunbar, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, August 25, 1898. Complete text is not currently available.
John J. Duffy, 49 years old, died at his home at Dunbar Thursday morning at 9 o'clock following an illness of Bright's disease. Mr. Duffy was born and reared at Dunbar and at the time of his death was an employee of the Pennsylvania Wire Glass Company. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Isabella Duffy, three sons, Michael at Dawson, James and David at home; two daughters, Janet and Elizabeth at home; His mother, Mrs. Mary Duffy of Dawson and three brothers, William of Duquesne, Edward of Baggaley and Frank of Dawson. A short funeral service will be held at the home Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock, followed by high mass of requiem at the St. Aloysius Church at 9 o'clock. Interment will be made in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Mary Alice Duffy, 86 years old, well know resident of Dawson and Dunbar, died at 9 o'clock this morning at her home in Dawson where she had been living for the past 10 years. She had been in health for about a year. Mrs. Duffy, widow of Michael Duffy who died about 18 years ago, was born in Ireland on November 12, 1844, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Owens. She came to this country when 14 years of age. The family located in Dunbar and she resided there until 10 years ago when she went to Dawson. Eight boys and one girl where born to the union and of these, two survive. They are Frank of Dawson and Edward of Baggaley, Westmoreland county. Two brothers, P. J. Owens and Daniel Owens of Clarksurg, W. Va., also survive. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church of Dawson, of which she was a member, at 9 o'clock. Rev. Father William R. Slattery, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be made in St. Aloysius Church Cemetery at Dunbar in charge of Funeral Director James T. Burhans.
Matthew S. Duffy, retired employee of the H. C. Frick Coke Company, died Wednesday at the Connellsville Hospital, to which he was removed Sunday from the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. George McCune of Haas avenue, where he made his home. He was 10 months and eight days past his 82nd year. The body was removed to the funeral parlors of the J. L. Strader Company and then to the home of James L. Quinn of 348 North Arch street, from which the funeral will be held Friday morning, with high mass of requiem at 9 o'clock at the Immaculate Conception Church, of which he was a member. Mr. Duffy, who was employed by the Frick company as a carpenter, was injured and incapacitated about 25 years ago and had since been retired. He was born in Ireland and came first to Somerset county where he lived for a number of years. He had been in Connellsville for upwards of 10 years. There survive three sons, Edward P. Duffy, a merchant at Stonega, Va.; Matthew Duffy, superintendent of the Stonega Coal & Coke Company at Stonega, and Charles H. Duffy, a merchant in Cincinnati; a stepson, William Meizler, in Dunbar township, and two daughters, Mrs. McCune and Mrs. Rose Forkin, the later of Warren, Ohio. There are also several grandchildren.
DUNBAR, Jan. 16.— Michael Duffy, aged 57 years, died at his home here yesterday. Mr. Duffy had not bee well for some time and had not worked for about two years. He had been able to get around until about a month ago, since which time he had been confined to his bed. Mr. Duffy was an old resident of Dunbar, having lived here for 57 years, the greater part of which time he had been a faithful employee of the Cambria Steel Company. He is survived by his wife and the following children: John, Edward, Martin, Frank, Thomas, William, Kathryn and Mrs. Charles Worthington. The funeral will take place from the church Thursday morning at nine o'clock. Interment in St. Aloysius Cemetery.
Michael Joseph Duffy, 61, of Buffalo, N. Y., died Wednesday afternoon. He was born Jan. 12, 1903, in Dunbar, a son of the late John and Isabelle Hay Duffy. Surviving are two brothers, James of Buffalo and David of Dunbar, and two sisters, Miss Elizabeth Duffy and Mrs. Janet Reilly of Dunbar. The body is at the Grace funeral home, Buffalo. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in All Saints Church, Buffalo. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery, Buffalo.
Patrick Duffy, aged 27 years, died yesterday afternoon shortly after 1 o'clock at the residence of his brother-in-law, Charles Worthington, who conducts a restaurant at Dawson. Three months ago Mr. Duffy came to Dawson to work in the restaurant and three weeks ago he was taken ill on typhoid fever, which resulted in his death. Deceased was born at Dunbar and spent nearly all of his life there. He was unmarried and is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Duffy, who resides at Dunbar, one sister, Mrs. Charles Worthington of Dawson and the following brothers, John and Thomas of Dunbar, William of Duquesne; Edward of Leisenring No 1; and Frank of Benton, Ill. He was a member of the catholic church at Dunbar. The body will be taken to Dunbar and removed to the home of his mother. The services will be held from the church. Up until today at noon the hour had not been set
DUGAN— At Broadford, on Monday, Berthinia, wife of James Dugan, aged twenty eight years. The remains were interred in the Chestnut Hill cemetery at this place Wednesday afternoon.
Billy N. Dugan
Billy Neal Dugan, 84, of Connellsville, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2007, at his home, while surrounded and comforted by his loving family. He was born Aug. 7, 1922, in Watsontown, a son of the late Charles and Okie Smith Dugan. Billy was a longtime resident of Connellsville. He was a graduate of Milton High School. He then received his Bachelor of Science degree from Bloomsburg State College. He furthered his education by receiving a Master of Science degree from both Bucknell University, in Lewisburg, and the University of Pittsburgh. Billy was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He started his teaching career in Marthasville, Mo., and then went to Montgomery (Pa.) High School, Montoursville High School, and Norwin High School. He then went to Connellsville and taught in both the junior and senior high schools until he became principal of Connellsville Junior High East, and retired from there in 1988. Billy also coached basketball, football and baseball, and also officiated these sports for many years throughout the area. While doing all this, Billy also found time to tutor children individually and help them with their school work. Billy loved helping children, and he also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Billy was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Milton, a member of the Milton American Legion and the Connellsville Elks #503. Billy will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by his family; his loving wife of 58 years, Lucille Mae Straub Dugan; his children, Terry L. Dugan and his partner, Robert Spenser, of Galveston, Texas, Ginger Rudloff and husband, Van, of Milton, and Linda Huff and husband, James Russell, of Connellsville; his grandchildren, James R. Huff and wife, Christine, of Lake Forest, Calif., and Scott Huff and fiancée, Vickie Thompson, of Scottdale; his great-grandchildren, Owen, Logan and Madison Huff, of Lake Forest, Calif.; his sister, Betty Kurtz, of Milton; and his brother-in-law, Randall Straub, of Milton. In addition to his parents, Billy was predeceased by a brother-in-law, William Kurtz; and a sister-in-law, Helen Straub. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor Kimberly King officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Scottdale Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted at the funeral home by the Connellsville Veteran's Commission Honor Guard. The B. P. O. Elks #503 will conduct a service at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
DeLoris May Dugan, aged two months, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dugan, died at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Mayme Lorig, of House 605, Allison No. 2, Sunday morning, November 8, 1925, at 7 o’clock. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Genevieve. Funeral services will be held at the Long home this Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock followed by interment in Pleasant View cemetery.
George Francis Dugan Sr., age 86, a lifetime resident of McClellandtown, Pennsylvania passed away Saturday, April 2, 2011 in the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia with his loving Family at his side. George was born on Sunday, October 19, 1924 the son of John and Margurite Dugan. A dedicated family man, George married and adored his wife, Frances Layhew 'Nana' Dugan. Frances died on Sunday, March 11, 2007. Also preceding him in death were his parents; and a sister, Caroline. George was a United States Army World War II veteran, and a retired Coal Miner. 'Pap', as he was affectionately known, was an avid wood worker, fisherman, hunter, and gardener. He loved to be surrounded by his family, involved in their lives as he watched his family grow, boasting to everyone of his proudest 'family moments'.
George is survived by these children: Sherry Dugan, George Dugan Jr. and wife Emeline, Terry Dugan and wife Gina, and Kerry Dugan and wife Julia; Grandchildren: Chris Dugan and wife Sherry, George Dugan III and wife Summer, Kerry Dugan Jr. and Shayne Krause, Marissa Dugan, Amanda Chipps and husband Ed, Ashley Butorac and husband BJ; great grand children: Camryn and Caitlyn Dugan, Hadyn and Colton Chipps, and Emma Dugan; and brother, John Dugan Jr.
Family will receive Friends in the H. DAVID McELROY FUNERAL HOME, 803 Main Street, McClellandtown, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A private Memorial Service will be held for the Family on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 with the Rev. George McLaughlin officiating. Military Rites and Honors will be accorded at Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown, by General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103 of Hopwood.
Hazel Dugan, 78, of Lee's Summit, Missouri, passed away September 21, 2006, after a valiant battle with ovarian cancer. She was born March 30, 1928, at the home of her parent, Raymond H. Hardin and Edna (Dunn) Hardin, in Uniontown, Pa. She was a descendent of two pioneer Fayette County, Pennsylvania families, a member of the Prairie Chapter of the DAR, and a member of Beta Sigma Phi for over 40 years. Hazel was a 1946 graduate of Uniontown High School, Fayette County, Pa. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Science, and a Master of Arts degree in Special Education from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She taught at schools in Hickman Mills, Missouri, Darien, Illinois, and Baltimore County, Maryland.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ray Dugan; daughters: Ginny Evans (at whose residence she died), Kathi Herrick, both of Lee's Summit; a son, Tim Dugan and wife, Sue, of Valley Springs, California; sister-in-law, Lorraine Hardin, of Washington, Washington County, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. Hazel was loved very much by her family and all who knew her. She was a gifted artist, teacher, mother, and especially wife. Hazel, I love you so much! Ray.
Viewing will be held Monday, September 25, 2006, from 6 to 8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, September 26, 2006, at 10 a.m. Both services will be held at ALDERSGATE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 350 I50 HWY, LEES'S SUMMIT, MISSOURI. Burial will be in Garden of Faith Mausoleum, Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo. You may if you desire, make contributions to the church, the American Cancer Society, Hospice or to your favorite charity. Arrangements are being handled by the NEWCOMERS LONGVIEW FUNERAL HOME, 12700 SOUTH RAYTOWN ROAD, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, 64149 (816-761-6272).
Hope Frost Dugan, age 80, of Greensboro, Pa., passed away unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, February 20, 2010. Born April 21, 1929 in South Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of William Frost and Daisy Marie Ogle Frost. She graduated in 1947 from Uniontown High School and attended Mapletown United Methodist and Greensboro Presbyterian churches. Hope had been employed as a part-time Clerk at the Greensboro Post Office and in her spare time, she enjoyed bowling and playing cards.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, George Robert Dugan on June 12, 1991; several brothers; and two sisters: Helen Richards and Beverly Wilson. Surviving are her children and their spouses: Gary and Marlene Dugan of Masontown, Pa., Jodie and Shawn O'Neil of Point Marion, Pa., Judy Dugan of Dilliner, Pa., Jim and Linda Dugan of Greensboro, Pa.; five grandchildren: Gary Danforth, Kristen O'Neil Adams, Brian O'Neil, Cory Dillinger, Kiley Dugan; great- grandson Nathan Adams; and sisters: Brenda Neimiec, Uniontown, Pa., and Barbara George, Bradford, Pa.
Friends will be received in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, Pa., on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 from 10 until 11 a.m., the hour of the Service with Dr. Robert Randolph officiating. Private interment will be in Monongahela Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, Pennsylvania.
DUGAN— At Broadford, on Saturday morning, of consumption, John Dugan aged sixty years. His remains were brought to Connellsville and interred in the Chestnut Hill Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon.
Lester Dugan, 79, of Sand Run, Greensboro, Greene County, died unexpectedly on Saturday in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Lois) Bierer of Painesville, Ohio; two granddaughters, one grandson, five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond Dugan of Munhall and Warner Dugan of Greensboro; a sister, Mrs. Agnes Dugan Johnson of Carmichaels; close friend, Ruth Bargerstock; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Yoskovich Funeral Home, 300 South Vine St., Route 88, Carmichaels, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 1 p.m.
Social Security Death Index for William L. Dugan:
Born—–December 11, 1914
Died—–September 10, 1994
Maggie May Dugan, 83, of Normalville, formerly of Somerset, R.D. 4, died Monday, March 18, 1996, in Eicher’s Family Home, Normalville. She was born Nov. 24, 1912, in Champion, a daughter of the late Clell and Clara Geary Shawley. She was retired from the housekeeping department at Seven Springs Resort. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George (Mary) Pritts of Somerset, R.D. 4, and Mrs. Kay Mathews of Champion; three sons, Henry Dugan and Ronald Dugan and wife Barb, all of Somerset, R.D. 4, and Fred Dugan and wife Barbara of Stahlstown; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert “Shotgun” Shawley of Donegal; and two sisters, Mrs. Frances Stout of Gray and Mrs. Goldie Sleasman of Waterford. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Emerson Dugan; two sisters, Anna Shaulis and Etta Fisher; four brothers, Arden, John, Sam and Lester Shawley. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday … balance of obit is missing
"Mike" DUGAN died in 1861. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(73)
On Tuesday last, about two o'clock, PM, a difficulty or quarrel took place between "Mike" Dugan and Henry Abel, a member of Captain Weltner's company
A fight was proposed and the two started for a lot, they crossed Main street, and entered the Arch near the McClellland House, where they halted, and Abel drew a bowie knife and stabbed Dugan several times in the abdomen, and run, Dugan died of his wounds in about an hour after. Abel was arrested and lodged in jail.
Dugan was rather advanced in years, and was drunk. He leaves a wife and family of children. Abel is represented as a young man and nearly if not entirely sober.
This is one of the most atrocious and diabolical acts ever committed in this town, and we hope the miserable wretch may be kept until proper punishment over takes him.
We understand since that Able had only given his name to Capt. Weltner, but, was out of camp on furlough.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa., September 26, 1861.
Vol. 1, No. 35, Pg 4, Col. 3.
Ray Dugan, 82, died unexpectedly, January 21, 2007, in his home following complications from a fall. He was born June 27, 1924, to Ray Dugan and Rosaline Dugan, of McClellandtown, Fayette County, Pa. He attended high school at North Union Township, Fayette County, Pa., but graduation was interrupted by enlisting in the United States Army, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne, where he achieved both the Bronze Star and Good Conduct medal. Ray made 21 jumps including the European Theater of Operations at Normandy. He served active duty from 1940-45, re-enlisted from 1948- 50 and remained in the service as a Reserve Commissioned Officer, 2nd Lieutenant, until 1953. Ray attended college after serving his country at Waynesboro College, Pa., Akron Law School, as well as Michigan State University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He continued his education at UMKC, and earned a Master’s degree, in Sociology, in 1971. Ray was employed with the B&O Railroad, in Ohio, and worked as an Adjuster for the Traveler's Insurance Group, while attending college. In 1956, the family relocated to Kansas City, taking a job with the Rock Island Railroad, as Chief of Police, until 1980. Ray took a position as the General Superintendent of Railroad Police, with the Chesapeake, Baltimore, and Ohio Railroad, from 1980 until 1985, when he retired as the oldest railroad police chief in the nation. He was honored as "Top Cop" from 1980-85. He was currently a member of the following organizations: Scottish Rite, Grandview Masonic Lodge 618, MO Lions District 26G at Winnebago, American Legion Post 189 and Guard of Honor, National Association of Retired and Veteran Railroad Employees, Inc., Life member of MO, Ill. And NE Peace Officers where he served as President in Missouri in 1973, Life Member of International Association of Police Chiefs, Chairman, Association of American Railroad Security Section 1970-71, President, Chicago Railroad and Special Agent Police Association, in 1984, Aldersgate Methodist Church and Classics group and a member of what he affectionately called the "Raintree Old Fart's card club". Ray married Hazel Marie (Hardin) Dugan, on July 19, 1946, and they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2006. She preceded him in death on September 21, 2006. Survivors include daughters: Ginny Evans and Kathi Herrick, both of Lee's Summit; son, Tim Dugan and wife, Sue, of Valley Springs, Calif.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by the family and friends he made. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m., with a "Poppy Service" following the funeral at 1 p.m., on Friday, January 26, 2007. Both Services will be held at the ALDERSGATE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, in Lee's Summit. Burial will be held in the Mount Moriah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request contributions be sent to a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. W. NEWCOMER'S SONS LONGVIEW FUNERAL HOME AND CREMETERY, Kansas City, Missouri.
Robert Russell Dugan, age 88 years, a lifelong resident of McClellandtown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born November 12, 1919, in McClellandtown, Pa., the son of John L. Dugan and Florabelle Haney Dugan. "Bob" was a school bus driver for the Albert Gallatin School District for many years, and a Foreman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) for 19 years. A Life Member of the McClellandtown Volunteer Fire Company, he was also an avid bingo player. He always was a farmer at heart! "Bob" was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve Duggan Dugan, and his sisters and brothers, Caroline Brown, Willis Riffle, John R. C. Dugan, Ray Dugan, Wallace Dugan and Eugene Dugan. He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Gaile "Cookie" Fike, and his son, Robert R. Dugan, Jr.; and nine grandchildren, the first five of whom he raised like his own children: Charles Belch, Edward Belch, Tonia Brandlen, Robert Belch, and George Belch, Barbara Flaczynski, Dr. Robert Dugan, Denise Dugan, and Dana Dugan. Also surviving are 16 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; also many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received in the H. DAVID McELROY FUNERAL HOME, 803 Main Street, McClellandtown, Pa., this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2008, in the McCLELLANDTOWN FREE METHODIST CHURCH from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m., the hour of the Service. Pastor George Eberhart and Pastor Ginny Eberhart will officiate. Interment will follow in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown, Pa. McClellandtown Volunteer Fire Company will conduct Services in the Funeral Home this evening at 7:30 p.m.
William G. DUGAN died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
William Gillian Dugan, aged 75, died Sunday night, August 29, 1937, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Sharpnak, George street, Carmichaels. Mr. Dugan was fatally stricken while sitting on the front porch after enjoying an automobile drive. He had been in ill health for several years and death was attributed to heart disease. He was widely known throughout Greene county as a farmer.
Surviving are two daughters and three sons: Mrs. John Cree and Mrs. Ralph Curtis of Khedive; Mrs. Arthur Sharpnak, Carmichaels; Guy Dugan, Khedive; Earl, of Masontown, and Harry, of Clarksville.
Funeral services will be held in the Sharpnak home at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, followed by additional rites in Muddy Creek Presbyterian church of which he was a devout member. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Rev. I. L. Cook in charge.
Funeral services for William Parshall Dugan of McClellandtown, were held Tuesday, march 4, at the Church Hill Presbyterian church in charge of the Rev. T. R. Melly. Burial was in Church Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Caroline DUGGAN died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
One of Fayette county's oldest residents Mrs. Caroline Duggan, aged 94 years and nine days, and widow of Sergeant John Duggan of Civil war fame, died at 8:45 Sunday night, January 9, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mary M. Shaw, in Puritan.
Mrs. Duggan, despite her advanced age, had not been in failing health until recently. Her death came as a shock to her family and a wide legion of friends throughout the county. Her husband, Sergeant Duggan, who distinguished himself with glory with Co. G., 16th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Calvary, during the Civil war, died in 1910.
In addition to Mrs. Shaw she leaves the following children: Mrs. Hester McCoy, Uniontown; Mrs. Emily Brooks, Masontown; Mrs. Catherine Watkins, Masontown; John L., of McClellandtown; 25 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
The body was removed this evening from the T. L. Sangston Funeral home in McClellandtown to the Shaw residence in Puritan where short services will be held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, with additional rites in the Church Hill Presbyterian church, McClellandtown. The Rev. David Hunter will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Dorothy Jean “Millie” Dukich, 49, of Brownsville, Pa., died Sunday, May 26, 1996, in St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born February 6, 1947, in Pittsburgh, Pa., daughter of Helen Dukich of Brownsville, Pa. She was a member of Croatian Fraternal Union. Besides her mother she is survived by a brother, David Dukich, and an aunt, Dorothy Mikula, both of Brownsville, and three cousins, Olga Santo, George Santo, and Tina Santo, all of Grandville, Pa. Her maternal grandparents, Carmella Dukich and Eli Dukich, preceded her in death. Friends will be received in the ANDREW J. SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa., today and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., where services will be held Thursday, May 30. Interment will follow in Holy Resurrection Cemetery.
John H. Dulaney, 83, widely known Uniontown resident and retired business man, died at the family residence in 214 Morgantown street at 3:30 o’clock Friday afternoon after an illness of heart disease. Mr. Dulaney for many years was bookkeeper for Robinson and Walters and later with Gilmore and Rhodes. In later years, he was associated with the Dulaney Office Equipment company, Morgantown street. He was born August 13, 1856, near Carmichaels, a son of Dennis and Elizabeth Seaton Dulaney. He was married on July 24, 1884, to Cecilla B. Walters of Mapletown by the Rev. Hugh Rosboro. The Dulaneys moved to Uniontown in 1907. Mr. Dulaney was an honorary member of the Waynesburg Blue Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons and also the Lodge of Perfection of Uniontown. Surviving are the widow, Cecilla B. Walters Dulaney, and three children: Mrs. Scott Titus, Jefferson, Frank H. Dulaney, Hopwood, and Marguerite Dulaney, at home. He also leaves seven grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Robert Johnson of Whitley, Greene county. The body was removed to the Ferguson funeral home where friends will be received until the hour of the services, to be held there at 2:30 Sunday afternoon. Rev. C. W. Kerr of Third Presbyterian church will officiate. There will be Masonic rites at the grave.
Moses DULANEY died in 1877. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(14)
Moses Dulaney, an old and respectable citizen of Georges township, died on Friday last, August 24th, in the 75th year of his age. He was a man of unblemished character, and had the good will of all his neighbors.
Genius of Liberty 8-30-1877 p3c2
Anna Elizabeth Konkoly Dulick, 88, of 215 Burkhardt St., Bentleyville, and a native of Baggley, Pa., died Saturday afternoon in her home. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jean Dulick Dziak and her husband, William, of Bentleyville with whom she made her home; two sons, Andrew Dulick Jr. of Aliquippa, Pa., and Paul Dulick of Parma, Ohio; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Konkoly Stranko and Mrs. Virginia Konkoly Smith both of Latrobe. Friends will be received in the Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main St., Bentleyville, on Tuesday from 1 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 10:30 a.m.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—–April 20, 1906
Died—–December 31, 1994
Albert DULL died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(62)
Albert Dull, aged 70 years, died May 28, 1931, at his home in Fayette City. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lizie Dull,one son and one daughter of Fayette City.
Funeral services will be held May 30, in the Little Red Stone Church near Fayette City, with interment following in the Little Red Stone cemetery.
Charleroi Mail May 29, 1931
There will be a memorial service for Jean Randolph Dull of Connellsville on Friday, April 21, 1995, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Connellsville. Relatives, friends and acquaintances are cordially invited to attend. Please, no flowers. Contributions may be made to the Jean R. Dull Memorial Fund at the First Baptist Church. Dull died Feb. 6, 1995.
Joe DULL died in 1925. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)
Joe DULL, 65 years old, of Footedale died Thursday in St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburg. Connellsville Courier Thurs. 3-12-1925
Robert “Bob” Dumbauld, 50, of Indian Head, died Feb. 1, 1996, in the Forbes Regional Health Center in Pittsburgh. He was born Aug. 8, 1945, in Uniontown, the son of the late Urban C. and Lillian Wilhelm Dumbauld. He was employed as a special education teacher at East Allegheny High School. He was Catholic. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, an amateur radio operator and received his graduate degree from California University of Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife Kathy Steele Dumbauld of Indian Head; an aunt, Nora Carr of Milton, Pa., and cousins Nancy, Gerry, Jeremy, Gregory, Sarah and Daniel Roskovensky, all of West Milton, Pa. He was preceded by his parents. Friends will be received at the JAMES J. DARROCH FUNERAL HOME INC., 2640 Mill St., Aliquippa from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with Rev. John Huber officiating. Interment will be in Charleroi Cemetery.
At his residence in Luzerne township, on Thursday the 7th inst., of Pneumonia, MATTHEW DUNAWAY, aged 76 years. The deceased was a most worthy and amiable man – beloved and respected by all who knew him.
Susan (Susie) Dunaway, 88, of Hillcrest Personal Care Home, formerly of Dunbar, died Saturday, August 27, 1988, in Highlands Hospital and Health Center. She was born February 5, 1900, in Mount Braddock, daughter of the late Albert and Nora Feathers Shipley. She was a member of Franklin Memorial United Methodist Church of Dunbar. Surviving are a son, Frank Dunaway of Connellsville; a daughter, Nora Catherine Lancaster of Dunbar; a brother, Gerald Shipley of Mount Independence, three sisters, Mildred Dunaway and Nellie Barnett, both of Mount Independence, and Evelyn Martin of Dunbar; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh Dunaway, in 1962; six brothers; a sister; and a granddaughter. Internment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.
A. F. DUNCAN died in 1864. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(52)
Death of Captain Duncan
Mr. Editor:--It is my painful duty to inform you that Capt. A. F. Duncan of Co. B (not sure if it reads "B"), 14th Pa., Cav., died at Winchester, Va., on the 26th of September, of a wound received on the 19th inst, when he was leading a desperate charge on Star Fort.
This youthful and Brave officer, is lamented by all who knew him. He had been a little over three years in the service of his country, and to comfort his many friends in Fayette county and elsewhere I can say in truth, he was highly esteemed by both officers and men from the Major-General, down to the humblest privates in the ranks, and as his life had been active and useful so his death was calm and peaceful. He died in the hope and consolations of the Christian faith.
A. G. Osborn,
Chaplain 14th Pa., Cav.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Oct 6, 1864.
Mrs. Emma Stroud Duncan, 76, widow of the late A. C. Duncan, died at 3:30 Monday afternoon in her home in Dunbar. Death was due to an illness of complications. Born July 15, 1860, deceased was a daughter of the late William and Warnetta Stroud. She was a member of the Dunbar Presbyterian church. One son, Alex R. Duncan, preceded his mother in death three years ago. Surviving are following children: Mrs. Edna D. Scott, at home; Mrs. John H. Laing, Dallas, Tex.; Mrs. William Wishart, Connellsville; Allan W. Duncan, Steubenville, Ohio. Four grandchildren, William R. Duncan, Dunbar; Louise Scott Zimmerman, Pittsburgh; Lucille Campbell, Steubenville, and Marian Jones, Dallas, Tex., and four great grandchildren, also survive. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the home. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn cemetery, Dunbar.
|Dec. 11th, 1864|
Mr. Editor:— It becomes by painful duty, to inform you, that another of our brave soldiers, F. H. Duncan, has fallen. He was struck by a piece of a shell, while the regiment was making a charge on the enemy, on the 22nd day of November, at Rood’s Hill but lingered until the 3d inst., when he calmly and sweetly sank into the sleep of death, reposing on the bosom of that Savior, who in his previous life he loved so fervently and followed so humbly and faithfully. He had been in the service some nine months, and from the day he came into the regiment, until the day of his death, his walk and conversation were of the most exemplary character, giving evidence to all which whom he mingled, that the religion be professed, with him, was a living and vital principle, influencing his whole deportment in everyday life, although surrounded by the irreligious and corrupt influences of camp life. His sorrow stricken and bereaved Father, at the summons of the telegraph, came from his far distant home in Iowa, to attend him in the last conflict, and on the 5th inst., took his embalmed body to be interred in the distant prairies of the west. Oh! What a painful vacuum is thus caused in that dear family circle in the short space of about two months, to be called to part with two of their dear sons, first the lamented A. F. Capt. of Co. E, and now his younger brother “Deila,” as he was familiarly called by his associates. In closing this communication I would say to the sorrowing parents, and numerous other relatives, that while they lament the loss of these two youthful, patriot, brave and gallant soldiers, your sorrow is not the “sorrow of those who have no hope,” but only the anguish felt by those who are parted for a brief space, to meet where war and death will never cause the painful separation.
|A. G. Osborn,|
|Chaplain 14th Pa. Cav.|
Margaret Horner Duncan, 85, of Westerville, Ohio, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Duncan; and sister, Sarah Ruth. A homemaker, she was a graduate of Oberlin College with a master’s degree in music, and had attended Carnegie Mellon Institute. She was a member of Oakland Park Presbyterian Church in Springfield, where she lived for many years. She is s survived by her loving daughters, Sarah Morman of Westerville and Margaret Jane Roberts and son-in-law, James W. Roberts, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and three grandchildren, Margret, Matthew and Sarah. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL, 6699 N. High St., Worthington, Ohio, where family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Her family requests the omission of flowers and that contributions in her memory be directed to Columbus Colony Elderly Care, 1150 Colony Drive, Westerville, Ohio 43081 for a state development fund. Burial is Monday in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Pa.
Martha Duncan, aged 48, died Sunday at 12:45 at her home at Ronco of acute indigestion. She is survived by her husband, Clem Duncan. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at two o’clock at the home. Burial will be in the Greendale cemetery.
DUNCAN— Of Dysentery, at her residence in Nicholson township, Fayette county, Pa., August 22d, Mary Duncan, in the 78th year of her age. The deceased was a consistent member of the M. E. Church over 50 years.
Ora Evelyn DUNCAN died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Mrs. Ora Evelyn Duncan, aged 53 years, died at 2:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 18, 1931, in the Uniontown Hospital. Death was due to complications. She is survived by her husband, Rev. A. L. Duncan, pastor of the Cove Run Free Methodist church and two sons, Philip of East Liverpool, Ohio, and Earl of Braddock. Three sisters, Mrs. Effie Millinger of Vandergrift, Mrs. Ida Miller of Apollo, Mrs. Goldie McCad of Pittsburgh, two brothers, Marry Beck of Vandergrift, and Allen Beck of Pittsburgh, three half-brothers, Ancil Davis of Vandergrift, Norman and Arthur Davis of Pittsburgh, together with eight grandchildren, also survive.
William Shirer Duncan, 92, of Evans Manor, died at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Bessie Kline at Evans Manor where he had resided for the past 25 years. A retired employee of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, he was the last surviving member of his family. The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Kline home with Rev. Earl P. Confer, pastor of the Christian Church at Uniontown officiating. Internment will be in Franklin Cemetery at Dunbar in charge of Burhans Funeral Home.
Allen DUNHAM died in 1864. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)
DUNHAMFeb12 '64, at his residence in Springhill tp, Fayette county, Pa., Mr. Allen Dunham, aged 75 years.
The deceased was for the last 23 years a member in good standing of the Presbyterian church of George's creek.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. Feb. 25, 1864.
At New Geneva, Pa., Dec. 16th, 1861, of consumption, Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Mr. A. B. Dunham, aged 24 years.
Elizabeth DUNHAM died in 1864. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)
DUNHAMFeb 13th, 1864, of Jaundice, in New Geneva, Pa, Mrs. Elizabeth, relict of the late Jonas Dunham, aged 67 years.
the deceased had been for many years an acceptable member of the M. P. Church.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. Feb. 25, 1864.
Harry Thomas Dunkle, 63, of 243 East Fairview avenue, died suddenly at 4:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon while visiting his sister, Mrs. W. G. Weygant, in St. Petersburg, Fla. He was born February 13, 1887, in North Carolina, a son of the late Emanuel and Rose Huston Dunkle. He was a member of Milton L. Bishop Post No. 301 of the American Legion Millvale L. O. O. Moose, Knights of Pythias and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the East Brady Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Eleanor Tressa Dunkle; four daughters, Mrs. Bayonne Soxman and Mrs. Patricia Adams of Connellsville, Mrs. Jane Lee Holland of Gainesville, Fla., and Miss Kerry Dunkle of Hyattsville, Md.; four grandchildren; two brothers, Arthur of Philadelphia and J. W. of New Castle, and three sisters, Mrs. W. G. Weygant and Mrs. C. A. Cribbs of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Elizabeth Weicker of New Castle. The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon in McCormick’s with Dr. LeRoy S. Cass of the First Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park with military rites at the grave by the combined Legion and Walter E. Brown Post No. 21, V. F. W., in charge. The body will arrive from Florida this afternoon and will be taken to the funeral home at 7 o’clock this evening.
A well-known Nemacolin World war veteran and miner, Alonzo Rankin, 48, ended his own life after an unsuccessful attempt to slay his former housekeeper, Mrs. Christine Smith, 40, in a home near Woodside. Suffering three gunshot wounds, Mrs. Smith is given an “even chance” to recover.
Explosion of gas in a mine, near McKeesport, proved fatal to Norman L. Williams, 47, of Dunbar, a veteran electrician and former official of the American Manganese Company, Dunbar.
Dale Dunlap, 26, a Dawson railroad brakeman, was crushed to death between two cars on the Western Maryland line, near Luke, Md.
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Dale Dunlap, aged 26, son of Charles G. Dunlap, of Dawson, succumbed at 3:17 Sunday afternoon in the hospital at Keyser following injuries suffered Saturday afternoon when crushed between two cars on the Western Maryland Railroad, near the Pulp & Paper Company plant, Luke, Md. Mr. Dunlap was working out of Cumberland, Md. He was fatally injured while shifting cars near the plant. Fellow railroad workers rushed him to the hospital at Keyser.
Surviving are the widow, Sara Dunlap; one daughter, Daleen; his father, C. G. Dunlap; his stepmother; three brothers, Leland, of Dickerson Run; Wade, of Nemacolin, and Eugene, Dickerson Run, and one sister, Mrs. Ray F. Fornwalt, Cumberland.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon in the Vanderbilt Christian church, following short prayer for the immediate family, in the family residence. Rev. Chester Williams, of Scottdale, will officiate and burial will be in Dickerson Run Union cemetery. The Howitzer Company of Connellsville, of which he was a member, will conduct services at the grave.
Death of Dale Dunlap was the second rail fatality in the family, as a brother, Raymond, was fatally injured by a train near his home, 12 years ago.
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Damages in the amount of $50,000 are sought from Western Maryland Railroad Company by Mrs. Sara Louise Dunlap, Connellsville, for the death of her husband, Walter Dale Dunlap, on January 1, 1939. The deceased, a brakeman for the defendant company, was fatally squeezed between two freight cars December 31, 1938, while working near the plant of the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company, Luke, Md.
Mrs. Beatrice Endsley Dunlevy, 76, of Thompson 2 died Sunday in Uniontown Hospital. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Frank (Madelyn) Coletti of Wickliffe, Ohio; Mrs. Earl (Mary) Lynn of Willowick, Ohio; Edward Dunlevy of Republic; Mrs. Robert (Janet) Franks of Uniontown; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, James Endsley of Brownsville, and one sister, Mrs. Garnet McDowell of Delray, Fla. Friends will be received in the Dearth Funeral Home at New Salem from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, the hour of service.
DUNLEVY, BEATRICE ENDSLEY— Friends are being received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Dr. Earl P. Confer officiating. Interment in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.
Howard T. Dunlop Sr., 63, of Donora, Pa., died Thursday, March 14, 1996, in the Monongahela Valley Hospital, after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne (Rabidue) Dunlop; two daughters, Tammy Byers of the State of Ohio and Barbara Biagini of the State of New York; four sons, Howard T. Dunlop Jr., of Fayette City R.D., Bryan Dunlop of the State of Maryland, Ronald Dunlop of the State of Michigan and Scott Dunlop of Fellsburg, Pa.; five grandchildren; two brothers, Carl Dunlop Jr., and John Dunlop, both of Belle Vernon, Pa.; and five sisters, Betty Skura of Donora, Pa., Evelyn Sethman of (Arnold City) Belle Vernon, pa., Helen Bronson of Belle Vernon, Pa., Ruth Kott of the State of California and Linda Chovan of New York. Friends will be received in the Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home, Fayette City, on Saturday, March 16, 1996 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday, March 17, 1996 from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Monday, March 18, 1996 until 11 a.m., the hour of service.
SOMERSET— Mrs. Cora Ada Dunmyer, 72, of Somerset, R.D. 2, died at her home Saturday. The widow of Harvey E. Dunmyer, she leaves four children, nine grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren.