Fayette County Genealogy Project

Obituaries


bullet Mrs. Dorothy GOLDSBORO died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(9)

Mrs. Harry Goldsboro

Bedfast for the last six months, Mrs. Dorothy Goldsboro, 28, of Donora, formerly of Uniontown, died at 7:30 o'clock Thursday morning in the home of her brother, Lewis A. Kail of Donora.  Death was attributed to complications, which developed following an illness of a year.

Surviving are her husband, Harry O.; two daughters, Dorothy Ann and Kathryn Louise, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Kail, a sister, Mrs. Vera Crawford, all of Uniontown, and two brothers, Lewis A. and William A., both of Donora.

Services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Ferguson Funeral Chapel in charge of Rev.Van Alin of Charleroi.  Burial will be in the Masontown cemetery.


E. S. GOLDSMITH ( -1903)

SEVENTY PERSONS KILLED IN DUQUESNE LIMITED WRECK
PASSENGERS SCALDED TO DEATH
IN A CROWDED SMOKING CAR.

Big Atlantic Type Engine Struck Pile of
Lumber and Terrible Disaster
Followed at Laurel Run.

THE DEAD AND INJURED ARE BROUGHT HERE.

Two Well Known Young Connellsville Men and Father C. E.
Feinello of Italian Catholic Church Among the Dead.
Pitiful Scenes at the Wreck and on the Relief Train
Coming Up to Connellsville.

The Dead and Injured.

DEAD. Charles Langford, Wilmerding, Pa.
The list of dead, as identified at the J. Edgerly, Butler, Pa.
  morgues of J. E. Sims, J. S. Stader Richard D. Ducett, Baltimore, Md.
  and Morris & Co. at 2 o’clock this Charles M. Grey, Baltimore, Md.
  afternoon are as follows: J. Twilly, Brooklyn, N. Y.
C. A. Wilson, Connellsville, Pa., Herbert Homes, Emelton, Pa.
  identified this morning. C. L. Heater, Assistant Division
Leo Wubbeler, Beaver Falls, Pa.   Engineer, Hazelwood, Pa.
Prospera Francesko, Allegheny A. G. Protzman, residence unknown.
James W. Coakley, Rochester, Pa. Gesso, an Italian.
M. Myerowitch, Johnstown, Pa. Unknown Chinaman
T. J. Farman, Philadelphia, Pa. Jesse Hines, Tarbora, N. C.
Walter Stewart, Camden, N. J. F. B. Nolker, Eldridge, Md.
Geo. F. Rhein, Baltimore, Md. Chas. M. Wagner, Berkeley Springs,
John K. Powers, Cumberland, Md.   W. Va.
M. K. Smith, E. S. Goldsmith and John H. Willis, Pittsburg, Pa.
C. A. Feinnello, Connellsville. Charles K. Stendorf, residence
W. A. Gaed, Agent C. V. R. R.,   unknown.
  Martinsburg, W. Va. Charles M. Zepler, Philadelphia, Pa.
Harold B. Morrison, 131 Flowers W. A. Kalp, Mt. Pleasant, Pa.
  street, Pittsburg. S. S. Roush, B & O employee
J. Wade Shupe, Mt. Pleasant, Pa. Alfred C. Bannard, Pittsburg, Pa.
G. J. Winkler, a member of the fire J. W. Martin, Hancock, Md.
  department, Westmont, Pa. John Adams, Addison, N. J.
William Sheedy, Patterson Creek, John Simon, Hungarian, New York.
  W. Va. Unknown Slav.
Carmine M. Mitchell, Rochester, Pa. J. W. Keczner, Cumberland, Md.
Joseph Grey, Brooklyn, N. Y. James Fox, residence unknown.
E. Reynolds, York, Pa. Joseph ------, residence unknown
S. E. Good, McKeesport, Pa. Fifteen dead still unidentified
Joseph Shelhaus, Rochester, Pa.
J. W. Ketzner, Cumberland, Md. INJURED.
G. W. Biser, Berkeley Springs, Edward Keffer, Somerset, Pa.;
  W. Va.   fatally.
B. Murray, Pittsburg, aged 12 years. Harry Devlin, Connellsville and
Joseph Cook, fireman, Glenwood, Pa. Cumberland; serious.
Louis Helgroth, conductor, John Brownlee, North Braddock;
 Cumberland, Md.   slight; left for New York last night.
William Thornley, engineer, Thomas Dom, baggagemaster; head
  Glenwood, Pa.   cut; went to home in Pittsburg.

   The most appalling disaster in the history of the Pittsburg Division of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad occurred at Laurel run, two miles west of Dawson, last evening. Sixty-eight passengers and three trainmen were killed in a mad plunge of the Duquesne Limited on a sharp reverse curve, caused by some heavy timbers falling from a west-bound freight train to the east-bound track, along which the Limited was speeding at the rate of 50 miles an hour. Forty-three passengers met instant death or were cooked by hissing steam escaping from engine No. 1465. Five passengers died on the relief train between the scene of the wreck and the Connellsville station. Eight passengers and Conductor Helgroth died at the hospital. The scenes

Harrowing Scenes.

at the wreck were harrowing. Half a hundred passengers, most of them English speaking, were literally cooked alive in the smoking car. A second disaster was averted by the presence of mind of Conductor Helgroth, fatally burned at the time, Conductor Edward Baker, who was dead-heading over to Cumberland on the Duquesne, and Baggagemaster Thomas Dom. They rushed up the track the instant the wrecked train had come to a standstill and with matches flagged train No. 49, which was stopped by Engineer Mose Johnston only within half a car length of the wreck. Helgroth fell fainting alongside the track after No. 49 was stopped and died at the hospital at 3 o’clock this morning. Dom was bleeding from a wound eight or ten inches long on the head and suffering from internal injuries when he realized the danger of a second disaster after his car had toppled over almost into the Yough river and ran up the track with Helgroth and Baker. The latte was riding in the rear of the train and was not injured.

   Engineer William Thornley, a veteran at the throttle, had the big Atlantic No. 1465 doing 50 miles an hour or better on one of the best stretches of running ground on the Pittsburg Division when the accident happened. Fireman Joseph Cook, just a week off the Wheeling Division, was on the other side of the cab. The train was

Running Fifty Miles an Hour.

made up of eight cars, two Pullmans, a dining car, in charge of Conductor F. R. Nichols, three day coaches, a regulation baggage and a sealed express car. Some distance below Laurel run the Duquesne passed the west-bound freight. Thornley hadn’t started to slow down for Dawson; in fact he had his throttle wide open approaching the reverse curve just at the Laurel run bridge. While the curve is a sharp one, the track and roadbed are good at that point and passenger engineers bent on making their schedule do not shut off when taking the curve. There was not an instant’s warning that death was at hand for half a hundred passengers. Before Thornley had time to push back his throttle a notch the mighty Atlantic plunged from the track after striking several 60-foot timbers which had fallen over from the west-bound track. The engine passed over the obstruction, but the ends tilted and caught the tender, throwing it high into the air aver the top of the engine and nearly 100 yards up the track, where it landed sideways, blocking both tracks. The ponderous engine plunged in between the two tracks for a short distance and then caromed over on its side to the right. The sealed express car went clear down to the river, ploughing to the right. The baggage car telescoped the engine and landed down over the bank clear of the tracks. The first day coach followed the baggage, but the momentum of the train by this time was losing force and instead of telescoping the engine the coach veered off the right.

   Fireman Cook had the hand of the steam gauge around to the 200 mark. As the smoker, crowded to the full capacity of every seat, ripped along the side of the big passenger engine the steam dome caught it just at the window height. Wrecked and battered open as it was, every ounce of steam from the engine poured forth its hissing messenger of death. From end to end the scalding cloud shot across the interior of the car. Not a single passenger escaped the deadly summons to another world. One inhalation was fatal. Every one of the dead passengers is burned. Some of them are scalded from head to foot. The skin

Dead Awfully Distorted

came off with their clothes at the morgues in town last night and this morning as the undertakers and their assistants prepared the bodies for burial. The features of the dead were terribly and horribly distorted in many instances. Death came quickly, but its agony evidently was intense. Not a soul escaped from the smoking car. Those who were not killed outright were rescued within a few minutes by passengers from the Pullman cars and the other day coaches which followed the smoker. All of the cars were derailed, but they did not leave the road bed. The tracks were torn up for over a train length and the big timbers responsible for all the damage were splintered into hundreds of pieces and imbedded and tangled in the under mechanism of the cars. In the front portion of the coach immediately following the ill-fated smoker several passengers were killed. One of these was not taken out of the wreck until after daylight this morning. He was Chas. Zepler, who was pinned in by the wreckage close to the roof of the car. He had left his wife and son but a few minutes before the accident, going forward from the day coach to take a smoke. He hardly had time to get to the forward end of the smoking car until the crash came. Mrs. Zepler and her little son came to Connellsville last night, the former hoping against hope that her husband would turn up safe. The recovery of his body was broken to her as gently as possible and today she will accompany the remains to their home in Philadelphia. Another passenger, who stood close to the door of the second coach and the smoker was caught between the bumpers as the two cars crashed together. For 30 minutes he sat with feet dangling down between the bumpers, but held in the death grip about the waist until death relieved his sufferings. To Arthur May, an express messenger on No. 49, this passenger begged piteously either to be released or killed outright. No one could give relief, and strong hearts turned away and wept as the unfortunate man’s life passed away in violent convulsions, irantically pleading with God for mercy and the chance to see his family once more.

No Survivors.

   There is not a survivor of the smoking car able to tell the experiences of the few seconds during which the car was filled with steam. Two of the survivors, Edward Devlin and John Brownlee, at the Cottage hospital, may recover. All the balance will die, Dr. T. H. White said to a Courier reporter today.

   Edison Goldsmith was sitting about the middle of the smoking car. Shortly after leaving Pittsburg he was invited back into the dining car by Andrew Hans of Connellsville to have dinner on the way up. He declined the invitation, remarking that his upper would be waiting at home and he didn’t want to disappoint his mother.

   M. K. Smith, Division Operator of the Connellsville Division of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, was riding well up in the smoking car or the front end of the coach next the smoker, his exact place on the train being unknown. It was not until 5 o’clock this morning that Smith was identified. He had been in Pittsburg Wednesday on railroad business and Mrs. Smith expected him home by 8 o’clock. She was assured by friends that he was not on the train and that he was detained at work by the wreck. None of Mr. Smith’s friends were aware that he was among the dead until his body was taken in charge at Morris & Company’s morgue. There papers on his person gave the startling information that he was among the victims. Friends then made a closer examination and readily identified him. At 8 o’clock, Mrs. Smith was waiting for her husband to drop in for breakfast when the news of his death was broken to her.

   J. Wade Shupe, a prominent citizen of Mt. Pleasant, was not identified until about 8 o’clock this morning. Friends came for the remains this afternoon. Mr. Shupe was married and was a son of O. P. Shupe, the well-known flour mill man and capitalist.

Passengers to the Rescue.

   The passengers on the Pullman cars were not shaken up much. The dining car was well filled at the time the engine jumped the track. Conductor Nichol was hurled headlong down the aisle and dishes were scattered in all directions. A. D. Soisson and wife and W. H. Marietta and Andrew Haas were in the dining car. They were not injured. Mr. Haas and Marietta were among the first to rescue the dead and injured from the smoking car. Once or twice the wrecked cars were threatened with fire, but the flames were quickly checked. The wreck crew worked clearing up the tracks all night and had them open this morning.

   As fast as the bodies were recovered from the smoking car they were laid side by side on a high bank above the railroad. Some of them were covered with handkerchiefs, etc., while other stared in awful hideousness under the glare of many torch lights. Steam blistered the tongues and lips of the victims to an awful size and they protruded in a sickening manner. Fireman Cook was found clear of his engine. Engineer Thornley was under the wheels of the smoking car. The top of his head was crushed in. Otherwise he was not much marked or burned.

The Dead Trainmen.

   William Thornley, the engineer who lost his life in the wreck of the Duquesne Limited last night, was one of the best known men in the railroad service about Pittsburg. Mr. Thornley was first engaged in the B & O service as engineer of September 15, 1882, when he began running as freight engineman from Pittsburg on the local division to Connellsville. He knew every inch of the road, and was regarded form his first week of service as one of the most careful men in the service. He followed his freight work several years and then was assigned to passenger runs on local trains, then to through runs. When the Duquesne Limited was instituted by the B & O between four and five years ago, just after the reorganization was begun, one of the enginemen selected for the responsibility of seeing that the train was run on schedule time was Thornley. He had served continuously since in this service.

   Mr. Thornley’s home is at 4905 Lytle street, Hazelwood. He was 52 years old and leaves a wife, one son and three daughters. For a number of hears he lived in Connellsville.

   Fireman Cook was recently married and has been connected with the B & O since 1900, when he came from Baldwin, Tenn. He was also regarded as a first-class man in the service, this accounting for his promotion form a minor passenger run to the place with Thornley on the limited engines about a week ago. He was a member of Iron City Lodge No. 18, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen.

   Conductor Helgroth was a popular passenger man. He ran extra on the through runs and had a wide acquaintance among the patrons of the B & O. He is married and leaves a wife and family at Cumberland.

   Baggagemaster Thomas Dom for a number of years made his home in Connellsville, having runs out of here. He is not dangerously hurt. He is at the Cottage hospital. Dom lives in Pittsburg and has a wife and several children.

Arrival of the Dead

   After the arrival of the relief train and the disposition of the dead and injured the crowd at the depot waited for the arrival of the morgue train. Forty-three bodies were unloaded from the train and taken to City Hall, which Burgess C. W. Patterson had thrown open. Prisoners were released from the cells to make room for the corpses. From City Hall, Undertakers Morris & Co., J. E. Sims and J. L. Stader took charge of all the bodies they could handle. Thirty-seven bodies are at Sims’ morgue, 15 at Morris & Co.’s and 16 at Straders’. All the nearby undertakers were telephoned for and came to lend their assistance in the work of cleaning up the bodies. It was a hard, long task, but under the circumstances it was very well handled.

   Today the town is in a state of intense excitement. The morgues are crowded with visitors, viewing the unidentified dead. Rumors of identifications are rampant on the streets, each new name added to the list bringing with it a new aftermath of heart-rending sorrow. Early this morning, people from all over the country flocked into town, uncertain regarding the safety of their friends known to be in Pittsburg yesterday. In spite of a drizzling rain great crowds are about the morgues, some morbidly inclined, others searching for news of missing friends. S. E. Good of McKeesport, one of the dead, was on his way to New York where he was to be married tomorrow. His brothers identified his remains this morning.

Article continues with the history of the Duquesne Limited.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Evening, December 24, 1903, page 1, columns 1-4

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Marie S. GOMERY (1900-1976)

GOMERY, MARIE S.— Age 76 years of 383 Derrick Ave., Uniontown, died in the Laurel Nursing Home, at 4:50 a.m., Friday, March 2, 1976. She was born in Uniontown, January 12, 1900 and was the daughter of the late Jacob and Susanna Krauss Gomery. She was a retired employee of the Armour Co., Surviving is a brother, Robert P., Uniontown; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends in the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown today 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 12 noon to 2 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 10;30 a.m. the hour of the service. Rev. G. C. Waldkoenig will officiate. Interment in Sylvan Heights Memorial Gardens.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, April 3, 1976, page 17, column 7

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Rose M. GOMEZ (1936-1996)

   Rose M. Gomez, 59, of Nemacolin, Pa., died at 8 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 1996, in Jefferson Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born July 22, 1936, in Rices Landing, Pa., a daughter of the late Joseph and Amelia Rodavich Posgay. Mrs. Gomez lived her entire life in Rices Landing and Nemacolin areas and was a member of the Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church in Nemacolin. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Greene County 1923 and the Cootiette Club 373 of Carmichaels. Mrs. Gomez was a former member of the Nemacolin Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband, George S. Gomez, whom she married on July 24, 1957; two daughters, Mrs. Drew (Lee) Cubic Sr., of Nemacolin and Mrs. Patrick (Gege) Roberts of Rices Landing; three grandchildren, Drew Cubic Jr., Nathan Roberts and Lucas Cubic; a brother, Peter Posgay of Carmichaels; two sisters, Ellen Gomez of Chambersburg, Pa., and Mrs. Stephen (Josephine) McDowell of McAlester, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Posgay, who died in infancy. Friends will be received in the YOSKOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 300 South Vine St. (Rt. 88), Carmichaels, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 12:30 p.m., where a blessing service will be held, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m., in the Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church in Nemacolin, with the Rev. Fr. Michael Suslowicz as celebrant. Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels. A Vigil Service will be held at 8 p.m., this evening, in the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January 1996

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bullet Antonio GONDEK obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)

Mrs. Antonio Gondek, aged 43, of House 87, Allison, died Thursday night from a complication of diseases. She is survived by her husband, Carl, and the following children: Anthony, Joseph, Anna, Francis, Mary, John and a father residing in Poland. Brothers and sisters are: Joseph, Francis, Mrs. Frances Talorcik, Rosalia, Mary Anna Kianerevich of Pittsburgh; Stanley, John and Jacob, of Poland, and a step-sister, Anna Andowski, of Allison.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at three o'clock at the house followed by further services at the church at Cardale by the Rev. Joseph Forysiak. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.


Edward A. GOOD (1916-1995)

   Edward A. Good, 79, of Trenton Road, Adrian, Mich., and a native of North Union Twp., Uniontown, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 3, in Bixby Medical Center, Adrian. He is survived by his wife, Irene Savage Good whom he married June 4, 1941, in Adrian; one son, Larry Good and his wife, Karen, of Manitou Beach, Mich.; brothers, Thomas Good and William Good both of Hopwood, John Good of Adrian, and Ronald Good of Adah; sisters, Mrs. Irene Good Wilson of convent Station, N.J., Mrs. Margaret Good Orin and Mrs. Betty Good Balawender both of Uniontown; two grandchildren, one great-grandson, and two step-grandchildren. Services and interment were held Tuesday, Nov. 7, under direction of the Anderson Funeral Home, Beecher St., Adrian, Mich.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–January 24, 1916
   Died—–November 3, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1995

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Joseph T. GOOD ( -1944)

JOSEPH GOOD

  MOUNT PLEASANT, Mar, 11, Joseph T. Good died Thursday morning at his home in Trauger. He leaves his widow, six children and six stepchildren.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, March 11, 1944, page 2, column 3

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Adelaide Szwed GOODISON (1902-1996)

   Adelaide Szwed Goodison, RN, 94, a resident of Harmon House Convalescent Center, Mount Pleasant, died Thursday, July 4, 1996, in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. She was born Jan. 5, 1902, in Upper Tyrone Township, a daughter of the late Michael and Frances Sczepanski Szwed. Adelaide formerly resided on Walnut Avenue in Scottdale and was a member of the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish of Everson. She moved back to the Scottdale area in 1965 following her retirement from the VA Hospital in Boston, where she served as head Registered Nurse for 19 years. She was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army as a nurse. She was honorably discharged in November 1946, attaining the rank of Captain, and was awarded the Army Commendation Ribbon, the American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal and a Meritorious Service Unit Plaque. During the war, she helped to establish the first Hospital Transfer point in Atlanta, Ga., where she served as a base nurse. She is survived by two nephews, George Briercheck and wife Mary of Charlotte, N.C., and John E. Szwed and wife Susan of Connecticut; and three great-nephews, Mark S. Briercheck, G. Scott Briercheck and wife Deborah and Matthew Szwed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl P. Goodison; a sister, Anna Briercheck; and three brothers, Frank, John and Victor Szwed. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. A prayer service will be held in the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. Saturday followed by a funeral mass in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Everson, at 11:30 … balance of obit is missing


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, July 1996

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Betty Parr GOODMAN (1899-1976)

GOODMAN, BETTY— Age 85 years of Leisenring No. 1, died Monday, November 1, 1976 at 7 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Raymond Bryner of Dunbar, R.D. 2, following a lingering illness. She was born in Afton, Va. on November 11, 1899 the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Parr. She was a member of the Leisenring Presbyterian Church. Surviving are three sons, Douglas of Warren, Ohio and Roland and Gregory both of Leisenring NO. 1; three daughters, Mrs.. Raymond (Gladys) Bryner of Dunbar, Mrs. Leonard (Jessie Mae) Kozlawski of Canonsburg, Pa. and Mrs. Arthur (Thelma) Nieman of Carleton, Mich.; twelve grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Essie Farrow of Afton, Va. and Mrs. Evelyn Hughes of St. Augustine, Fla. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse in 1971. Friends will be received in the Family residence, Leisenring No. 1, after 7 this evening and until 11 a.m. Thursday and from 12 noon until 2 p.m. the hour of service in the Leisenring Presbyterian Church with Rev. Max House officiating. Interment in Green Ridge Memorial Park under the direction of the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 2, 1976, page 19, column 7


GOODMAN, BETTY— Friends are being received in the Family residence, Leisenring No. 1 until 11 a.m. Thursday and from 12 noon until 2 p.m. the hour of service in the Leisenring Presbyterian Church with Rev. Max House officiating. Interment in Green Ridge Memorial Park under the direction of the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, November 3, 1976, page 41, column 7

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Addison K. GOODWIN (1885-1957)

ADDISON GOODWIN

   Addison K. Goodwin, 71, of Dawson, a retired general foreman for the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie railroad, died at 3:05 o’clock this morning at Connellsville State Hospital. He was born at Uniontown March 25, 1885, a son of Robert and Amanda Kimberley Goodwin. He resided in Dawson for the past 40 years and was a member of James Cochran Lodge No. 614 F & A. M., of Dawson. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Hazel Goodwin and two brothers, William of Pittsburgh and Ewing of Alexandria, Va. The body will be at the Galley funeral home at Dawson after 7 o’clock tonight. The funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Galley funeral home at Dawson with the Rev. F. Wayland Bailey officiating. Burial will be made in Oak Grove Cemetery at Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, March 22, 1957, page 2, column 5

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Bertie GOODWIN ( -1877)

GOODWIN— In Nicholson township, Nov. 22d, of croup, Bertie, child of Eugenius and Ella Goodwin, aged 13 months.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, November 29, 1877, page 3

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Carl GOODWIN, Jr. (1937-2009)

  Carl Goodwin, Jr., 72, of Connellsville, Pa., passed away Monday, June 1, 2009, in his home, surrounded by his daughters, after a long battle with cancer. Carl was born in Lemont Furnace, Pa., on June 1, 1937, to the late Carl Edison and Zelda Mae Landman Goodwin. Before his retirement in 1994, he was employed by Anchor Glass Container in South Connellsville, where he worked as a machine operator in the forming department for 38 years. He was drafted during the Korean War serving as a Private First Class in the United States Army stationed in Germany. Carl, known as "Manny" to his family and friends was an avid sportsman who loved to fly fish, hunt and work in his garden. Spending time with his family was a constant source of happiness in his life. A simple, private man, Carl was kind and generous. He was also a very proud man and extremely brave in the face of illness. He was a devoted son, brother, daddy, pappy, uncle and friend. His family will miss him dearly but have countless joyful memories of him to cherish forever.

  He is survived by his former wife, Priscilla of Greensburg; daughter, Brenda Leszczynski and her husband, Joe of Connellsville; daughter, Karen Dietrich and her husband, R.J. of Greensburg; daughter Cindy Tristani and her husband, Dave and family of Florida; grandchildren: Amanda Wiltrout and her husband, Benjamin of White, Joey and Seth Hunter Leszczynski of Connellsville, and Robert Dietrich of Greensburg; sisters: Anna Mae Dursa and her husband, Andy of Uniontown, Geraldine Crayton and her husband, Gerald of Coudersport, and Ruth "Babe" Goodwin of Lemont Furnace; brother, Robert "Honeyboy" Goodwin and his wife, Loretta of Lemont Furnace; nieces: Robin Ewing of Hopwood, Sherry Clark of Austin, Tammy Goodwin of Lemont Furnace, and Glenda Matthews of Lemont Furnace.

  Reverend Randy Landman will be officiating at a private ceremony for the family which will be held in Cove Run United Methodist Church in Lemont Furnace to honor and celebrate Carl's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Trout Unlimited 1300 North 17th Street, Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22209-Memorial/Honorary gifts. Arrangements are held under the direction of the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 South First Street, West Side, Connellsville, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, June 5, 2009

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Charles GOODWIN ( -1937)

CHARLES GOODWIN

   Charles Goodwin, life long resident of Cheat Neck, W. Va., died Thursday morning, February 25, 1937, at his home. His death resulted from pneumonia. He leaves his widow, Corole; two daughters, June, at home; Mrs. John Wolfe, of Cheat Neck, W. Va., and four grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Missouri Morris, of Mount Morris, Greene county, and one brother, Meredith Goodwin, of Glidden, Ia., also survive. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the home. Burial will be in Blaney cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 1, 1937, page 12, column 2

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bullet Charles R. GOODWIN died in 1939. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(27)

Word was received here yesterday of the death in the Bath NY Veteran's Hospital of Charles R. Goodwin 47, son of Mrs. Margaret Goodwin of 84 Lennox St.   Death came Sunday morning, January 8, 1939, at 1:20 o'clock following an operation performed at the hospital where he had been confined since last September. 
He served during the World war with a coast artillery unit.  He had been in ill health for the past few years and last summer went to Buffalo N.Y. , entering the hospital from that point.
In addition to his mother he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Olive Balaban and Mrs. Eleanor Hann of Uniontown; a brother, George of Uniontown and four sisters, Mrs. Paul Martin and Mrs. Joseph Twist of Buffalo, N.Y.; Mrs. Carrie McCarty of Brooklyn N.Y. and Mrs. Mary Kate David of Uniontown.  Funeral Services and burial will be held at Bath N.Y. on Tuesday.


William GOODWIN ( -1865)

Drusilla A. GOODWIN Stone  ( -1865)

Newpaper image is poor quality. Transcription may not be exact.

DIED

   On the 10th of April, of disease of the lungs, contracted in the army, Mr. Wm. J. Goodwin, formerly of this County, lately of Ohio, then in the 69th Ohio Vols.—Aged about 39 years.

   On the 8th of July, of Consumption, Mrs. Drusilla A., wife of Wm. J. Goodwin, dec’d. A daughter of the late Johnathan West. Aged 34 yrs., 11 mos., and 19 days.

   They both died in the faith of the Gospel. Their separation was brief, but their Union in heaven will be eternal.  B.


American Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 20, 1865, Vol. XI, No. 31, page 2, column 5

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Margaret BALSLEY GOODWIN died in 1942. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

FROM BIBLE
SISTERS :CARRIE BALSEY CLEMENT
ELIZABETH BALSEY FISHER
Margaret BALSLEY Goodwin, died Tuesday afternoon, July 14, 1942 at 4:30 at the age of 75 years. She is survived by the following relatives: one son, George GOODWIN, of Uniontown, Pa.; three daughters, Mrs. Carrie McCarty, of New York City, N.Y.; Mrs. Bertha Twist, of Buffalo, N.Y.; and Mrs. Mary Kate David, of Uniontown, Pa.; one brother, Jess BALSLEY, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Clement, of Uniontown, Pa. and Mrs. Elizabeth Fisher, of Portland, Oregon. She was a member of the Asbury Church. Friends will be received at the Ferguson Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Dr. Francis KEARNS officiating. Interment in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.


bullet Mary Britt GOODWIN died in 1895. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(41)

Uniontown Genius of Liberty March 28, 1895
Mary E. Goodwin, wife of Benjamin Goodwin, died of stomach trouble at their home in Georges township March 25, 1895 in the 62nd year of her age.  She was a daughter of Robert Britt deceased and leaves a husband and eight children.  She was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church.  Two brothers Samuel and Rev. Frank P. Britt, one sister Mrs. Albert Miller survive her.  Her remains were interred in Smithfield Wednesday the 29th.


bullet Pearl GOODWIN died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Pearl Goodwin, 57, wife of Bruce Goodwin, of 146 West 6th street, Connellsville, died at 10:40 o'clock Thursday night in the hospital at that place following a thyroid operation.
She was a member of Connellsville Methodist Protestant church.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are the following children:  O. N. Goodwin, formerly of Smithfield, but now of Cleveland, O.; Vergia Goodwin, Virginia Dalton, both of Bruceton Mills, W.Va.; Flossie Darnell, Morgantown, W.Va.; K. S. Goodwin, Connellsville; Floyd Goodwin, at home.
The body will be taken from the home Sunday morning to Hopewell church, Bruceton Mills, for funeral services at 2:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. Jack Liston.  Interment will be in the home cemetery at Bruceton Mills.
(newspaper dated December 16, 1937)


bullet Robert Burns GOODWIN died in 1927. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(27)

From The Morning Herald, April 8, 1927:
"Robert Burns Goodwin, aged 63 years, died at the home of his brother-in-law, J. F. Balsey of 82 Union Street, Wednesday April 6, 1927 following an illness of a complication of diseases. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret Goodwin and the following children: Miss Nora Goodwin and Mrs. Joe Twist of Buffalo, NY., Charles of San Antonio, Tex., George of Coolspring Street, Mrs. Ray McCary of Oliver No.1, and Mrs Ray David of Jefferis Stop. A brother, George Goodwin of this city also survives. Funeral services will be held in the home, 82 Union Street, this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. Burr R. McKnight officiating, followed by burial in Park Place Cemetery."


bullet Robert R. GOODWIN died in 1864. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

GOODWIN—At the residence of his father on Main Street, Uniontown, of Pulmonary Consumption, Robert R. Goodwin, aged 18 years and 18 days.
He was represented to the writer as a quiet inoffensive, but industrious young man.  During his illness, which lasted several weeks, he became deeply concerned about the salvation of his soul.  Like so many of the young people of our town he had neglected the great salvation in health, and now found himself unprepared to die.  It pleased God to give him time to repent and pray.  Through the unremitting attention of a number of pious men and women, who conversed with and prayed for him, during several weeks prior to his death, he was led to trust in Christ and found his grace sufficient for him, 
He died in peace, relying upon his mercy, who "came to seek and save that which was lost."
May the parents and friends of the young man, be prepared to meet him in heaven
        H. L. CHAPMAN
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Feb. 11, 1864.


bullet Samuel GOODWIN died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Holiday weekend accidents claimed the life of a 75-year-old Trotter man while his wife and at least ten other persons were injured, three seriously.
Motor policemen reported traffic on the main highways to be the heaviest in recent months.
Samuel Goodwin, retired Frick hoisting engineer, died at 11:10 o'clock Sunday morning after being fatally injured at 7 o'clock Christmas night when struck by a hit-run motorist as he stepped from a street car.  His wife, Sarah, 65, was also seriously injured when she alighted from the trolley at the Trotter stop.
They were returning home from a holiday visit with relatives in Greensburg when the accident occurred.  Goodwin suffered a fractured skull and fractures of both legs while Mrs. Goodwin suffered a fractured left leg, broken arm and internal injuries.  The victim, removed to the Connellsville hospital, did not regain consciousness.  Mrs. Goodwin's condition remained "just fair" today.
Daniel Linteman, 26, Prospect street, Connellsville, was drive of the death car.  Motor policeman said that he left the scene of the accident and was questioned later in his home. Linteman, officers said, reported that he was blinded by the lights of another car.  The investigation will continue, officers indicated.
The victim's body was found lying face down in the road while his wife was hurried to the side of the highway.
The Rev. A. R. Mansberger, Connellsville M. P. church, informed Mrs. Goodwin of her husband's death last evening.  The victims were ????
(balance of obit is missing)

(Standard - 12/21/1937)


Walter GORA ( -1961)

   Death notice for Walter Gora appeared in the Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 25, 1961. Complete text is not currently available.


Information obtained from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library

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Eliza GORAN ( -1920)

MRS. ELIZA GORAN

   Mrs. Eliza Goran, aged 76 , died last evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Murphy Miller of Pechin after a brief illness due to the infirmities of old age. The deceased was well known in the district and is survived by several children. The funeral services will be held at the Miller home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. O. W. Burton, pastor of the First M. P. church of Dunbar officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, December 10, 1920, page 19, column 5

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Emma GORDON ( -1941)

MRS. EMMA GORDON

   Mrs. Emma Gordon, 72, died at her home in Vanderbilt Heights Sunday morning at 3 o’clock following a lingering illness. She was a member of St. Paul Baptist church and had resided in the Vanderbilt district for the past 50 years. She was the widow of the late Charles Gordon. Surviving are three sons, two daughters, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body will be removed to the family home tonight. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at St. Paul Baptist church. Rev. B.W. Bryant will officiate. Burial under the direction of Frank Galley will follow in Dickerson Run Union cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 20, 1941, page 5, column 1

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Gary L. GORDON (1956-2011)

   Gary L. Gordon, 55 years, of Smithfield, Pennsylvania passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011 at UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Friday, January 13, 1956 the son of Howard Gordon and Betty (Holland) Gordon in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Gary was employed with the Uniontown Hospital. Gary was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are his fiancée, Michelle McDonald; two daughters: Kristen Double of Connellsville, Pennsylvania, Jennifer Blazek of Uniontown, Pennsylvania; two brothers and five sisters: Howard and Tammy Gordon of Uniontown, Jim Gordon of Uniontown, Linda and Henry Varndell of Jumonville, Donna Tewell of Uniontown, Shirley Gordon and Ron Zebley of Uledi, Helen Hileman and Gerald Dillow Jr. of Fairchance, Diana and Mark Morgan of York Run; nieces and nephews Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Pennsylvania on Monday, June 27, 2011 from 3 to 8 p.m., the hour of the Service with Pastor Charles O'Brien officiating.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, June 26, 2011

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Robert Boreland GORDON ( -1937)

ROBERT BORELAND GORDON

   Taken suddenly ill yesterday, Robert Boreland Gordon, resident of this city and Collier for many years, died at 1:45 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, May 18, 1937, in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harold Ross, of 104 Hartland avenue, Clarksburg. He was in his eighty-first year. Mr. Gordon had been in Uniontown just Sunday to visit his daughter, Mrs. Mary McGinnis, and a son, P.B. Gordon, who, together with him and members of their family enjoyed dinner at Harbaugh’s. He was apparently in excellent health and news of his death received here late yesterday afternoon came as a shock to relatives and friends. For the last five years Mr. Gordon had been dividing his time among his children and had stopped here Sunday on his way back to Clarksburg after visiting in Pittsburgh. Mrs. Gordon preceded her husband in death seven years ago. The surviving sons and daughters are Mrs. Fanny Appleby, Mrs. Roy C. Coldren and Mrs. N.H. Reiger, of Pittsburgh; Mrs. C.H. Sasson, of Scranton; John Gordon of Kiron, Ia.; Mrs. Henry T. Briddes, of Drexel Hill; P.B. Gordon and Mrs. Mary McGinnis, of this city. Relatives from this city went to Clarksburg last night and funeral arrangements are to be completed today.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, May 19, 1937, page 3, column 2


GORDON SERVICES

   Funeral services for Robert D. Gordon were conducted at 2 o’clock this afternoon in the R.L. Sharp mortuary chapel, in Fairchance. Rev. David Hunter, of McClellandtown, officiated. Burial was in Maple Grove cemetery


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 21, 1937, page 7, column 2

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Beryl Louise 'Betty' GORE (1921-2012)

Beryl L. Gore
South Connellsville

Beryl Louise "Betty" Gore, 90, of South Connellsville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, in the Henry Clay Villa, Markleysburg. She was born Aug. 29, 1921, in Republic, a daughter of the late James R. and Margaret Hampshire Crawford Sr. Betty was a graduate of the former Redstone High School. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a sales clerk for the G.C. Murphy Co. Betty had several interests that she enjoyed, including books, reading, flying and gardening. But most of all, she enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Betty will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her loving family, her daughters, Lynne L. Helms and husband, David, of Connellsville, and Nancy L. Shea and husband, John A., of Franklinton, N.C.; her grandchildren, Kerry Metz, of Connellsville, Jamie M. Stuart and husband, Ronnie, of Connellsville, Petty Officer Tyler S. Cole and wife, Lauren, of Lexington Park, Md., and Alyssa M. Cole, of Franklinton, N.C.; her great-grandchildren, Jesse, Kristopher and Kasmira Cox and Selena and Andrew Montijo and Kyanna Arellano; and her brother, William L. Crawford, of Ellenton, Fla. In addition to her parents, Betty was predeceased by her husband, Ivan Gore; two infant sons, Randy and Billy Lee Gore; a sister, June Crawford; and two brothers, James and Robert Crawford. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, 724-628-1430, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. David Banaszak officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Carnegie Free Library, 299 S. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, PA 15425, in memory of Beryl L. "Betty" Gore. To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, January 6, 2012

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Caroline Greaff GORETSKY (1921-2000)

   Caroline (Greaff) GORETSKY, 78, of Leisenring, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, in Little Summit. She was born Nov. 1, 1921, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Joseph and Hazel (Stillwagon) Greaff. Caroline was a graduate of Connellsville High School Class of 1937. She worked several years at Anchor Hocking as a bottle selector. Later, she worked as a loving homemaker for her family. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Connellsville. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Harry A. Goretsky; four children, Ms. Barbara Gordon of Leisenring, Mr. John Goretsky and wife Ruth Ann of Little Summit, Mrs. Dolores Bezilla and husband Benny of Stow, Ohio, and Mary Ann Nicholson and husband Mark of Little Summit; 10 grandchildren, Lorie, Amy and Chad and wife Stacy Gordon, Carrie Ann and Jessica Rhea Goretsky, Danielle, Kelly and Erin Bezilla, Candy and Eric Brown; a sister, Gertrude Wiltrout of South Connellsville; also several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and William Greaff, and one sister, Nellie King. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME, INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St. Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Monte Holland officiating. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity RC Cemetery, Connellsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to your favorite charity.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Thursday, September 21, 2000

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George T. GORHAM ( -1938)

West Penn Official
Dies at Uniontown

  UNIONTOWN, Mar. 14— Stricken with heart disease shortly after the dinner hour, George T. Gorham, 57, district superintendent of high tension lines for the West Penn Power Company, formerly of Connellsville, died suddenly at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at his home at 64 Evans street. Mr. Gorham had been associated with the West Penn Company for 32 years and came to Uniontown 28 years ago from Connellsville. He was one of the best known company officials between Uniontown and Ligonier. He had joined the company as a lineman. Mr. Gorham complained of feeling ill after the family had partaken of Sunday dinner and was listening to the radio. He went to his room and death ensued in several minutes. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lillian Dunn Gorham; two daughters, Louise, at home, and Mrs. Margaret Gorham Jeffries; his mother, in Georgetown, Ky.; a stepson, James Allton, of Masontown, Pa., and the following brothers and sisters in Kentucky: Russell, Carrick, Jesse, Edna and Virginia. He also leaves one granddaughter. Mr. Gorham was born August 20, 1880, a son of George C. and Ann Tee Gorham, in Georgetown, Ky. He was a member of Laurel Lodge G51, F. & A. M.; Uniontown Lodge of Perfection and Fort Necessity Lodge 254, of the Odd Fellows.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, March 14, 1938, page 6, column 2


Gorham Funeral Wednesday

  UNIONTOWN, Mar. 15— The funeral service for George T. Gorham, 57, assistant territorial superintendent of lines for the West Penn Power Company, who died Sunday afternoon at the family residence, 64 Evans street, will be conducted at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon in the chapel of the J. Harry Johnston & Sons mortuary. Rev. James C. Clark of the Second Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, March 15, 1938, page 2, column 3

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Nancy I. Stalnaker GORKA (1934-2004)

   Nancy I. (Stalnaker) Gorka, 69, of Adah (Palmer), Pa., passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at her home. She was born Dec. 7, 1934, in Palmer, daughter of Hurley Carr Stalnaker and Dorothy Genevieve (Dunn).Her parents and her daughter, Sheila Renee Thumm preceded her in death. Nancy was a retired U.S. Postal Service employee, having served as postmaster in New Geneva and in Adah. She was a member of the Palmer Community Presbyterian Church, serving there as an Elder and Sunday school teacher. She was also a Korean Conflict veteran, serving in the United States Marine Corps. She was actively involved in the local "Toys For Tots" program. Nancy is survived by her son, Mark Gorka and his wife, Michelle of Smock, Pa.; two grandchildren, Jayme Gorka and Kelsey Gorka; a son-in-law, Steve Thumm; these brothers and sisters, Hurley C. Stalnaker II of Cabot, Ark, Larry L. Stalnaker of Canton Ohio, Mrs. H. C. (Carole) Farley of Fredericksburg, Va., the Rev. James Stalnaker of Robbins, N.C., David Stalnaker of Masontown, Pa., Mrs. Arthur (Dawn) Smith of St. Cloud, Fla., and Daniel Stalnaker of Palmer, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends in the H. DAVID McELROY FUNERAL HOME, 803 Main St., McClellandtown, on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday, Oct. 15, in the Palmer Community Presbyterian Church from noon to 1 p.m., the hour of service. Pastor Rory Ruter and the Rev. James Stalnaker will officiate. Interment will follow in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to any of the following: Toys for Tots, United Cerebral Palsy of Western Pennsylvania, 140 North Beeson Ave., Uniontown, Pa., or the Palmer Community Presbyterian Church. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by AMVETS General Marshall Post No. 103 of Hopwood.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, October 13, 2004

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Betty Lilley GORLEY (1921-2009)

   Betty L. (Lilley) Gorley, 87, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died on Thursday, January 8, 2009, in the Hillside Manor Personal Care Home, in Uniontown. Born on February 4, 1921, in Monessen, Westmoreland County, Pa., she was the daughter of Albert Lilley and Ann R. Rice Lilley. Betty worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone Company (now Verizon). She was a member of the Uniontown Chapter No. 263 Order of the Eastern Star, the Margaret E. Caven Shrine Chapter No. 42, and St. Peter's Anglican Church.

   She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank T. Gorley, in 1983, brothers, Albert L. Lilley, Jr., William D. Lilley, and Donald W. Lilley, and her parents. She is survived by special friends: Emerson Wolfe, John Malik, Elizabeth Bykowski, Wilma Kanuch, and Alice Rose, all of Uniontown; and several nieces and nephews.

   Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., where friends will be received today from Noon until 2 and 6 until 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, January 12, 2009 in ST. PETER'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 60 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., from 10 until 11 a.m., followed by a celebration of Betty's life at 11 a.m., with the Rev. John T. Cruikshank, officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa. Uniontown Chapter No. 263 Order of The Eastern Star will hold Services in the Funeral Home today at 7 p.m. followed by White Shrine Services 7:30 p.m. Memorial emails may be sent to the family at memorials@adferguson.com .


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, January 11, 2009

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Charles H. GORLEY, II ( -2011)

   Charles H. Gorley, II, aged 90 years, a resident of Uniontown, PA, died peacefully Monday, April 18, 2011, in his residence. He was born in Uniontown, son of the late Charles H. and Carolyn O'Bryan Gorley. He was manager of the State Theater prior to entering the United States Army in 1942. He served tours of duty in the Philippines, Germany and Korea, also serving stateside in Hawaii and Oklahoma, then retiring after 27 years of service at the rank of Colonel. Charles was a member of St. Peter's Anglican Church, Ft. Necessity Lions Club, Uniontown Chapter Izaak Walton League, Uniontown Country Club and the Reserve Officers Association. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Emilie Ruth Sowers Gorley, a son, Charles Gorley, and sisters, Lila VanSickle and Ruth Shanaberger. Charles is survived by a son, John Gorley and wife, LuAnn of Chalk Hill, PA; granddaughter, Elizabeth Dickerson and husband, Jonathan of Richmond, VA; sisters: Nancy Rossi and Caroline Rigg and her husband, George; brother, James Gorley and wife, Loretta, many nieces and nephews and a special friend, Lenore Abraham. Friends will be received in the J. HARRY JOHNSTON FUNERAL HOME, 65 N. Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, today, April 19, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, April 20, 2011 until 10 a.m., the hour of service in the funeral home with Rev. Father John T. Cruikshank celebrant. Interment will be held in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Uniontown Public Library or St. Peter's Anglican Church.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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Doris S. Sturgeon GORLEY (1921-2008)

   Doris S. (Sturgeon) Gorley, age 86, of Chalk Hill, Fayette County, Pa. passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at her home. She was born on September 5, 1921, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., to Robert and Rachael (Rush) Sturgeon. Doris attended Chalk Hill United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Charles H. Gorley, III, and brother, Robert Sturgeon. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, John Gorley and his wife, Luann, of Chalk Hill, Pa.; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Gorley; and one grandson, William Gorley. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at 12 Noon in the Outside Chapel at SYLVAN HEIGHTS CEMETERY, in Uniontown, Pa., under the direction of the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Farmington, Fayette County, Pa. Interment will follow in the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chalk Hill United Methodist Church, Chalk Hill, Pa., 15421.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, April 27, 2008

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Lawrence Allen GORLEY (1932-2010)

   Lawrence Allen Gorley, age 77, of Maryville, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was born July 27, 1932 in Hopwood, Pennsylvania. Mr. Gorley was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church and a Veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Thomas Gorley and Helen (Kovach) Gorley; Brothers, Hugh A. Gorley and Thomas S. Gorley; a Son, Charles Edward Gorley; and a Sister, Caroline Freiburg. Survivors include his Wife, Carol (Guthrie) Gorley; one Son, James Allen Gorley of Maryville; one Daughter and Son-in-Law, Cheryl Ann and Mark Wenzel of Missouri; Grandchildren: Nicholas Gorley and his wife Danielle and Kristen Williams and her husband Scott; two Great Grandchildren: Lucas Gorley and Brooklyn Gorley; and a Sister-in-Law, Dianne Johnson of Savannah, Georgia. Family will receive Friends from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. today (Sunday, December 19, 2010) at SMITH WEST CHAPEL, 1402 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville, TN 37803 (865.983.1000). Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 20, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the SMITH WEST CHAPEL with Dr. Jerry Russell officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Sunday December 19, 2010

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Sharyn Diane Rowan GORMAN (1949-1995)

   Sharyn Diane Rowan Gorman, R.N., 45, of R.D. 2, Box 8-B, Scottdale (West Pittsburgh Street Extension), died Wednesday at Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. Surviving are her mother, Marie Kemp Rowan of Connellsville; her husband, John F. Gorman Jr.; a son, J. Eric Gorman of Washington, Pa.; a daughter, Jessica M. Gorman of Connellsville; six brothers, Howard K. Rowan of Anaheim, Calif., Domer E. Rowan of South Carolina, David D. Rowan of Los Angeles, Calif., Donald E. Rowan of Florida, Bradley D. Rowan of Clairton and Jeffrey K. rowan of Connellsville; three sisters, Mrs. Richard (Janet) Young of South Carolina, Mrs. Marjorie Miller of Florida and Mrs. Bert (Debra) Hoyman of Connellsville. Friends will be received in the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale from 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–April 28, 1949
   Died—–March 22, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1995

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Ellen B. Mullen GORSKI (1923-2010)

   Ellen B. (Mullen) Gorski, 87, of Pottsville, passed away suddenly Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at her son's home in Pottsville, where she resided. She was born Feb. 20, 1923, in Monongahela. She was the daughter of the late Aloysius and Anna (Ksenzak) Mullen Sr. She was a 1941 graduate of Redstone High School, Republic, Pa. For most of her years, she was a homemaker. She was a part-time employee of Pennsylvania State Liquor stores for more than 20 years, working in Republic, Brownsville and Uniontown. She was the leader of Girl Scout Troop 3074 in Republic for about eight years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Joseph, in 1999; three brothers, William, James and Edwin; a sister, Dorothy; and an unnamed infant sibling. Surviving are two brothers, Aloysius Jr., of Brunswick, Ohio, and Donald, of Beaver Falls, Pa.; a son, James and his wife, Lois, of Pottsville; a daughter, Mary Ellen Watson and her husband, George, of Hampton, Va.; a grandson, Jeremy Watson and his wife, Jessica, of New York City; a granddaughter, Jennifer Gorski, of Pottsville; two step grandsons, Shane and Christopher Shadle; a step great-granddaughter, Kailey Shadle; and nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 11 a.m., the hour of the blessing service, Saturday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, with Deacon Bill Hisker officiating. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Cemetery, Connellsville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 25, 2010

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Joseph GORSKI ( -1999)

JOSEPH GORSKI

   Joseph Raymond Gorski, 76, of 288 Fried Manor, Schuylkill, Haven, Pa., formerly of Republic, died Sunday morning, October 3, 1999, at his residence. Friends will be received today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home, 418 North Pittsburgh Street, Connellsville, where a blessing service will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m. in Holy Trinity R. C. Church, with Rev. Fr. Benjamin Babula as celebrant. Interment will follow with full Military rites in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Connellsville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity R. C. Church, 109 North 7th Street, Connellsville.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, October 6, 1999

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Theodore F. GORSKI (1899-1969)

GORSKI, THEODORE F.— Age 60 years, of 226 Fails Ave., Connellsville, died suddenly Friday, January 24, 1960. The son of the late Albert and Mary Chlebowski Gorski, he was born April 1, 1899, in Trauger, Pa. A retired coal miner, he was a member of the UMWA, Holy Trinity R.C. Church of Connellsville, and was a past officer and member of the Polish Club. Surviving are his wife, Wanda Virginia Zimmerman Gorski; a daughter, Mrs. Francis (Regina) Skrobaez of Connellsville; a son, Bernard of Fort Bragg, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and a brother Frank of Monarch. Friends are being received in the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home, Connellsville until 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, when a prayer service will be held followed by Requiem High Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity R.C. Church with the Rev. Fr. Walter Bratus as celebrant. Interment will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 27, 1969, page 17, column 7

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Helen Borsos GOSH (1924-2006)

   Helen (Borsos) Gosh, 82, of Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2006, at Southwest Regional Medical Center in Waynesburg, Greene County, Pa. She was born on July 12, 1924 in Puritan, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of the late Michael and Margaret (Kovacs) Borsos. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Andrew Vincent Gosh, and her children, Vincent Andrew Gosh, and Celia Marie Shaffer, and brothers and sisters, Margaret, Julie, Elizabeth, Michael, Jr., Ethel, and Joseph. Left to cherish her memory are her grandchildren, Sherril Robbins and husband, Fred, of Masontown, Pa., Tina Marie (Gosh) Shaffer and husband, Dale, of Masontown, Pa., Rick Andrew Shaffer and wife, Rheanna, of Waynesburg, Pa, and Christele Lynn (Gosh) DeVillanueva and husband, Derek, of Manteca, California; great-grandchildren, Brandon Robbins, Charles Andrew DeVillanueva, Kapono DeVillanueva, Skyler Shaffer and Kelsee Shaffer; sisters, Grace Skovran, of Pleasant Hills, Pa., and Marie Ferranti, of Masontown, Pa., and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., 515 North Main Street, Masontown, Pa. on Thursday, November 30, 2006, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 8 p.m. A Wake Service, officiated by Father John M. Butler, will be held at 4 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 11, 2006, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Father John M. Butler, officiating, so that all family members can be present to honor her memory. Interment will follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery in Leckrone, Fayette County, Pa. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to the American Heart Association, 7829 National Pike No. 2, Uniontown, Pa., 15401, or the American Cancer Society, 140 Beeson Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., 15401.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, November 29, 2006

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bullet John Vankirk GOSLIN died in 1896. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(34)

GOSLIN, JOHN VANKIRK - June 25, 1825 - March 9, 1896
John V. Goslin died at his home in Cumberland Township, Greene County, PA. on Monday March 9th, 1896, aged about 70 years. The cause of death was pneumonia and heart trouble. He was the son of Richard Goslin, and was an honest upright man, a good citizen, and an oblidging neighbor, respected and esteemed by all who knew him. He was a brother of our friend Peter Goslin of Morgan township, William, of Illinois and Nelson of Wisconsin. He leaves a wife, three sons and three daughters to mourn his death. The funeral took place Hewitts church Wednesday, the 11th at 10 am. where the services were conducted by Rev. Whatley, of Carmichaels.
(born June 25, 1825 in Fayette County, PA)


Earl Edward GOSNELL ( -1948)

E. E. GOSNELL

   Earl Edward Gosnell, 57, of near Wheeler, died at 11:30 o'clock Sunday morning in Connellsville State Hospital after a brief illness. A former coal miner, he had been employed by the H. C. Frick Coke Company until 1943. Surviving are his widow, Georgia Wilgus Gosnell and two sisters, Mrs. Robert Miller and Mrs. Fred Hobaugh of Uniontown. The funeral service will be held at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Burhans Funeral Home with Rev. Brooks Henry officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, July 26, 1948, page 2, column 6

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bullet Mary GOSNELL died in 1886. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

The Courier - 10/8/1886
Mrs. Mary Gosnell of Menallen township, died Monday morning, September 2 7th, in the 82nd year of her age. She was born in Luzerne township and h as been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church from girlhood.


Dorothy Mae GOSSETT (1919-2012)

Dorothy Mae Gossett

   Dorothy Mae Gossett, age 93, of Brownsville, Pa., died Tuesday, August 7, 2012 in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born on June 3, 1919 in West Brownsville, Pa., the daughter of the late Thomas and Elsie Evans McDonough. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Raymond Gossett; grandson, Ricky Richard Gordon; four sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Gordon, and husband Richard, of Brownsville, Pa.; brother, Harold McDonough of Coal Center, Pa. and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa. on Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. where a funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. James Myers officiating. Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park. www.skirpanfuneralhome.com


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Friday, August 10, 2012

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George W. GOSSETT ( -1938)

GEORGE W. GOSSETT

   A brief illness of pneumonia caused the death of George W. Gossett, aged 87, lifelong resident of Luzerne township, at his home near LaBelle at 10:40 Saturday morning, March 12, 1938. Mr. Gossett was a foreman on the highways in the county for a number of years. His wife, Lydia Bane Gossett, died a number of years ago. Surviving are five daughters: Mrs. Sadie Lawrence, Vesta Heights; Mrs. Luella Helmick, Millsboro; Mrs. Emma Bennett, LaBelle; Mrs. Essie Poling and Mrs. Lillian Poling, both of Clarksville; two sons, Lawrie, Fredericktown, and Carle, of West Brownsville; four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, Marianna; Mrs. Bell Bane, Jefferson; Mrs. Phoebe Ball and Mrs. Martha McGrady, both of Fredericktown, and two brothers, David and William Gossett, both of Fredericktown. He also leaves a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon in the family home, with Rev. R.C. Van Eman, pastor of Hopewell Presbyterian church, in charge. Burial will be in the family plot in the Fredericktown cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 14, 1938, page 11, column 2

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bullet Estella GOTCH died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Estella Gotch, aged 13 years and six months, died at 11 o'clock Monday night, March 22, 1937, in Uniontown Hospital.  Death was attributed to peritonitis.
She was a daughter of Charles Gotch, her mother having preceded her in death six years. Also, surviving are three brothers:  Joseph, John and George Gotch, all at home.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(no date)


Samuel GOTCH ( -1995)

   Samuel Gotch of San Gabriel, Calif., passed away in his home on Oct. 17, 1995. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Milena; daughters, Denise of San Gabriel and Donna of Arcadia; sisters, Mary Daniels of Los Angeles, and Lucille Kuhn and Mildred Chesnik, both of Ohio; and a brother, Michael of Syracuse, N.Y. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Risher Montebelle Mortuary of California. Donations may be made to St. Sava Interior Fund.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October 1995

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Edwin GOUGH (1891-1965)

GOUGH, EDWIN—age 74 years of House 291 Sheridan Ave., Nemacolin, Pa., died Monday, March 8, 1965 at 4:15 a.m. in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born February 1, 1891 in United, Pa., a son of the late Edwin and Mary Moore Gough. He was a retired Assistant Mine foreman for the Buckeye Coal Co. of Nemacolin and had resided in the vicinity for thirty-seven years. He was a member of the Nemacolin Presbyterian Church and the Brownsville Elks. He is survived by his wife, Effie Mae Greenwood Gough; one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Johnson of Smithfield, R. D.; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Engle of Coraopolis, Pa. The family will receive friends in the Michael Lucas Funeral Home, Carmichaels today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9, and Wednesday from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. the hour of service with Rev. Thomas Lagston officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, March 9, 1965, page 13, column 7

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Effie Mae Greenwood GOUGH Stone  (1893-1968)

   Mrs. Effie Mae Greenwood Gough, 75, of Nemacolin, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday in her home. She was born July 15, 1893, in Hammondsville, a daughter of the late David and Caroline Frick Greenwood. She was a member of Nemacolin Presbyterian Church and the Women's Benefit Assn. of Uniontown. Surviving are two sisters, Elta Beal and Florence Yeager of Republic, and a brother, Edward Greenwood of Nemacolin. Her husband, Edwin Gough, preceded her in death.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, October 9, 1968

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bullet Geraldine GOUGH died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Geraldine Gough, aged 28 years, 10 months and seven days, a member of this year's Redstone Township High school graduating class, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Neil Gough, at Republic, Friday, May 22, 1931, at 6:15 p.m.  Death was due to complications.  Miss Gough was also a member of the Christian church of Republic.
In addition to her parents she is survived by three sisters, Anna, Mary Elizabeth and Charlotte, all at home.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(Herald - May 23 - 1931)


bullet Marie McArdle GOUGH died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Marie McArdle Gough, aged 5 years (?), two months 26 days, wife of Thomas Gough, died at her home, House A-8, Searight, at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 1935.  Death was due to complications.
She is survived by her husband and none children, Mrs. Edna Griffith, of Baltimore, Md., Edward, of Republic; William, of Searight, and Chauncey, Nellie, Geraldine, June, Thomas, Almenia, at home, three sisters and four brothers.  Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McArdle of Marianna, also survive.
Funeral notice later.
(newspaper dated July 12, 1935)


Wilhelmina GOUGHNOUR ( -1940)

WILHELMINA GOUGHNOUR

   Mrs. Wilhelmina Goughnour, 44 of Nemacolin, died in the Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh, at 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon after an illness of three years. Surviving are her husband, Elmer Goughnour, on Nemacolin; a son, Eugene, at home, and two step-sisters, Mrs. Calvin Smitley, Mather, and Mrs. Frank Tucci, Uniontown. Mrs. Goughnour was a member of the Daughters of America of McClellandtown and the Protected Home circle, Uniontown. Brief services will be held at the home in Nemacolin at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon, followed by additional rites in the Church Hill Presbyterian church, McClellandtown. Rev. George Maxwell of Waynesburg, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of H. A. Johnson.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, October 26, 1940, page 2, column 3

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Joseph William GOUKER Stone  (1876-1960)

J. W. Gouker
Dies At 84

   Joseph William Gouker, 84, Dunbar, died yesterday morning in Connellsville Hospital. A native of Dunbar, he was a member of St. Aloysius Church and a coal miner. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Ernest (Josephine) Martin, Dunbar; a foster daughter, Mrs. George (Loretta) Martinchalk, Dunbar; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Anna Cope, Glassport, and a brother, George, Dunbar. Friends are being received at the Burhans Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a.m. in St Aloysius. Burial will be in the new Franklin Cemetery. The Rev. John Cavanaugh will officiate.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, May 14, 1960, page 6, column 4


GOUKER, JOSEPH WILLIAM— Aged 84, Furnace Hill, Dunbar, died Friday, May 13, 1960 at 8:20 a.m. in the Connellsville State Hospital. Born March 19, 1876 in Dunbar, he was a son of the late Anthony and Margaret Mardis Gouker. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Josephine Martin, Dunbar; one foster daughter, Mrs. Loretta Martinchalk, Dunbar; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, George Gouker, Dunbar; one sister, Anna Cope, Glassport. Friends are being received at the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar. Requiem High Mass will be intended Monday morning at 9 o’clock in St. Aloysius R. C. Church. The Rev. Fr. John A. Cavanaugh will celebrate the Mass. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, May 14, 1960, page 13, column 6

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bullet Dorcas GOULD died in 1898. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(85)

DEATHS OF THE DAY - MRS. DORCAS GOULD
Lemont Furnace, Feb. 2 - Mrs. Dorcas Gould died at 4 p.m. here on Tuesday Feb. 1, 1898, aged about 80 years.  She leaves four married daughters:  Mary E., wife of Jesse Rockwell; Carrie, wife of Calvin Inks; Martha, wife of Wm. Bloom; Sarah Ann, married to John Blackford (deceased).  Funeral on Thursday at 11 a.m., interment at Percy.
"The Daily News Standard" Uniontown, Fayette, PA, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1898, p.1.


Rosa Ruse GOULD (1886-1969)

MRS. ROSA GOULD

   Mrs. Rosa R. Gould, 81, of Garards Fort, formerly of Fayette County, died at 8:06 p.m. Monday in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg, after a brief illness. She was born March 16, 1886 in Garards Fort, a daughter of the late Stephen and Margaret Kiger Ruse. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Cora Bowser of Accident, Md., Mrs. Hazel Cramer of Brownfield and Mrs. Eva DeLeon of Uniontown; four sons, including Lester of Brownsville; 22 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, George Ruse of Mather and Benjamin of Waynesburg, and two sisters, Mrs. Lyda Crago of Jefferson and Mrs. Julia Keys of Fredericktown. She was preceded in death by her husband, William J., in 1968. A prayer service will be held at 1:15 p.m. Thursday at the Lucas and Behm funeral home, Jefferson, with additional rites at 2 p.m. at the John Corbley Baptist Church of Garards Fort, with the Rev. William C. May officiating. Interment will be in Jefferson Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, September 6, 1969, page 23

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bullet William Edward GOULD died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Word was received here last evening of the death of Mrs. Louise Lohr, wife of M. J. Lohr, and mother of John Lohr, manager of the Fayette Drug store. Death came at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 2, 1931, following a brief illness of but one week's duration, at her home in Ligonier.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
William Edward Gould - 1938
William Edward Gould, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Gould of McClellandtown, died at 5:30 Sunday morning, March 27, 1938, at the age of two months and 14 days.  Funeral rites were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the Brethren church, Masontown.
Surviving are the parents, and a sister, Eulah Mae.
Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of T. L. Sangston, of McClellandtown.


Flora May GOVOLA ( -2010)

Flora May Govola
Nokomis, Fla.
Formerly of McKeesport

Flora May Govola was born August 8, 1936, and died Sunday, September 12, 2010. Flo went home to be with the Lord on September 12, 2010, while visiting in Springfield, Ohio, after a long illness. She leaves behind a loving husband, Theodore A. Govola of Nokomis, Fla. She was born in McKeesport, and was preceded in death by her parents Thelma and Nicolas Mallen; brother Jose Garcia; and sisters Ruth and Jean Dingledine and Diana Littleton. Flo was part owner and manager of Deers Tavern in Elizabeth. After moving to Florida, she became a licensed practical nurse and worked at nursing homes in Venice, Fla., where she retired. She later became employed part-time at Nielsen Media Research for the past 12 years. She enjoyed her Red Hat Society friends with their outings. She was very proud of the fact she had soloed and flew airplanes in Pennsylvania. She is survived by her son Andrew Richard Baran of Manor; granddaughters Monika Baran Chwojko of Nokomis, Fla., (Cheryl Duvall, mother of Monika of Venice, Fla.), and Emily Nicole Baran of Manor; and great- grandson Michael S. Dale of Nokomis, Fla. She is also survived by brothers Nick Mallen of Larimer, Ray Dirjan and Dennis Garcia of New Port Richey, Fla.; sisters Esther Gatto of Sarasota, Fla., and Millie McCombs of Mifflin; several nieces and nephews; four stepchildren, Janet Wertz, Michelle Madison, Ted and Gary Govola; 10 step grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; her loving friend Mary Kay Massia; and many other friends in the research department of Nielsen Media Research. There will be a celebration of life Sunday, September 19, 2010, at 3 p.m. in Glassport at the American Legion Post 443 and at a later date in Nokomis, Fla. She will be sadly missed by all who loved her. Arrangements are entrusted to the Conroy Funeral Home Inc., 1660 E. High St., Springfield, Ohio, 45505.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, September 16, 2010

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Tillie M. Brown GOWATSKI ( -1995)

   Tillie M. (Brown) Gowatski, 77, of Mount Pleasant R.D. 2 died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 1995, in Greensburg. She is survived by her husband, Harry F. Gowatski, with whom she would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on Sept. 26, 1995. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Nelis and Mrs. Thomas (Janet) Sechrist, both of Mt. Pleasant; three sons, Henry and his wife, Minnie (Hawk) Gowatski of Smithton, Harvey and his wife, Carol (Keefer) Gowatski of Wooddale and Clarence “Rusty” and his wife, Joellen (Armel) Gowatski of Bridgeport; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren three sisters, Mrs. James (Stella) Wilson of Mendon, Mrs. Floyd (Pearl) Overly of Smithton and Mrs. Thomas (Betty) Troup of West Newton; and two brothers, George Brown of Laurelville and Archie Brown of Acme. Friends will be received in the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, today from noon to 9 p.m. Additional visitation will be held on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of service, in the First Assembly of God Church, Scottdale.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August 1995

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Ethel M. GOWER ( -1996)

   Ethel M. Gower, 83, of Carmichaels, Pa., died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1996, in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg. She is survived by her husband, Jacob E. Gower; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Gallentine of Anza, Calif., Mrs. Agnes Williams of Fresno, Calif., Mrs. Joan Meiter of Carmichaels and Mrs. Jean Moniger of Waynesburg; two sons, Jack E. Gower of Canton, Ohio; 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Zadravac of Indiana, Pa.; and one brother, Ernest Black of San Diego, Calif. Friends will be received in the Behm Funeral Home, Rt. 188, Jefferson, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August 1996

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bullet James GOWER died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

After an illness of complications, James Gower, 36, of High House, died Thursday afternoon at 3:15 o'clock in the Uniontown hospital.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Gower, and nine children:  Iva Jean, Thomas Charles, James William, Alice Laverne, Robert Wayne, Donald Wesley, Betty, Jean Dolores and Donna Rae his mother, Mrs. A. Gower, of Latrobe; two brothers, Ralph, of Latrobe; and Clarence, of Luxor, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Alfred Tate, Salem township; Mrs. Carl Syster, Derry, and Mrs. Eva Britt, of Pittsburgh.
Funeral services will be held at the High House residence, Sunday morning at 10 o'clock.  Interment in Unity cemetery, near Latrobe.
(Standard - October 13, 1934)


bullet Mrs. James GRACE died in 1916. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRACE, MRS. JAMES
Mrs. James GRACE, 72 years old, died Sunday morning at her home at Morgan, following a lingering illness.  Deceased was born in Ireland, and had resided at Morgan for a number of years.  She is well known in Connellsville.  In addition to her husband, two daughters, Miss Mary GRACE, Mrs. Thomas HALEY of Broad Ford, and one son, Andrew GRACE, survive.  Courier Thurs. 10-12-1916


Arlene Cunningham GRAEB ( -1996)

   Arlene Cunningham Graeb of Atlanta, Ga., died Monday, March 25, 1996. She is survived by a daughter, Sheryl LaBar of Philadelphia, Pa.; three brothers, Roy and Robert Cunningham of Ohio, and William Cunningham of Augusta, Ga.; and two grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 30, 1996, at 11 a.m., in the Church of the Nativity Episcopal, Pittsburgh, Pa., with the Rev. Scott Quinn officiating. In lieu of flowers, those desiring to may make donations to The American Heart Association.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March 25, 1996

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Irene M. GRAEF (1895-1994)

   Irene M. Graef, 98, of Brownsville, died Monday, July 11, 1994 at LaFayette Manor, Uniontown. She was born Nov. 17, 1895, in Brownsville, daughter of the late John W. and Mary E. Booth Taylor. She was a member of and at one time very active with the South Brownsville United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Graef; one daughter, Betty Jane Doyle; one grandson, Larry Doyle; and a sister, Katherine Taylor Dennis. She is survived by one daughter, Willa Torres, of the state of California; and one granddaughter, Holly Conner of Salt Lake City, Utah. Friends are welcome to attend graveside services Thursday, July 14, at 11 a.m. at the Scenery Hill Cemetery, Washington County. The Rev. Harry R. Speakman, Pastor of the South Brownsville United Methodist Church will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of the NORMAL J. WIMER FUNERAL HOME, Brownsville, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July 1994

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bullet Charlotte GRAFF died in 1893. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRAFF, MRS. CHARLOTTE   

MRS. CHARLOTTE GRAFF died at her home in Brownsville, Sunday, Oct. 22, aged 84.  Connellsville Courier   11-3-1893


Leotta GRAFF ( -1903)

   Leotta, daughter of Harry and Maude Graff, died Tuesday, May 5, from diptheria, aged eight years. She had not been feeling well for about three weeks but was able to be present at the exercises attending the close of the schools yesterday one week. The funeral will occur this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stark Dean. Interment will take place in Mt. Auburn cemetery.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Evening, May 7, 1903, page 1, column 2

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Della B. GRAFINGER (1904-1963)

GRAFINGER, DELLA B.— Aged 58, 111 Broadway, Brownsville, died Wednesday, March 20, 1963, at 12:05 a.m. in the Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born June 22, 1904 in Uniontown, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Assunta Frediani Busti and had resided in Brownsville for fifty-five years. She was a member of the First Methodist Church, superintendent of the Church Sunday School, a member of the choir, WSCS, Ladies Auxiliary to the Brownsville Hospital and Council of Religious Education. She is survived by her husband, Ernest C. Grafinger, one daughter, Miss Louise, Glen Burnie, Md.; one sister, Mrs. Josephine Baldi, Brownsville; two brothers, James Busti, Brownsville; Henry Busti, Cleveland, O. Friends will be received in the Ross Funeral Home, 126 Front St., Brownsville, after 7 p.m. today until Saturday at 2 p.m., the hour of service. Rev. Walter C. Herron will officiate. Interment will be in Redstone Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 21, 1963, page 33, column 6

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Mildred Kantner GRAFINGER ( -1969)

GRAFINGER, MILDRED KANTNER— Age 82 years, resident of 405 Church St., Brownsville, died Saturday January 25, 1969 at 4:30 p.m. in the Brownsville General Hospital. A resident of Brownsville for seventy years, she was born May 17, 1886 at Mahaffey, Pa.; she was the daughter of the late Milton and Laura Waggoner Kantner. She was a member of the First Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Elizabeth Grafinger at home, and Mrs. Sophia Asa of Miami, Fla.; a step- son, F. C. Grafinger of Brownsville; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Miss Lillian Kantner and Mrs. Hazel Llewelyn, both of Encino, Calif. Her husband, Joseph Grafinger, preceded her in death in 1956. The family will receive friends in the Homer T. Crawford Funeral Home, 126 Front St., Brownsville (successor to Ross) after 7 p.m. today, where services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Blaine P. Meider officiating. Interment will be in Redstone Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 27, 1969, page 17, column 7

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Barbara GRAFT (1945-2012)

   Barbara Lee Graft, 67, of Uniontown, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, with her friends and family by her side. She was born Jan. 28, 1945, the daughter of John R. and Bettie Rankin Sokol. In addition to her parents, Barb was preceded in death by a son, Robert Scott Graft; and a daughter, Janet Swaney. She was employed at Kmart for several years. Barb is survived by her husband of 51 years, Earl Graft; a daughter, Rebecca "Becky" Alborg, of Uniontown; a son-in-law, Todd Swaney, of Uniontown; and grandchildren, Kaylee and Brandon Swaney; a sister, Bettie Lou Thomas and husband, Curtis, of Vanderbilt; a brother, John "Rick" Sokol and wife, Helen, of Footdale; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Amedisys Hospice, Ruth Redshaw and Butch Graft. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in the THOMAS M. DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, 136 N. Gallatin Ave., Uniontown, PA 15401, at which time a service will be held at 8 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Randy Byers officiating. Interment is private.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, October 4, 2012

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Eleanor Jane Gordon GRAFT Stone (1908-1970)

GRAFT, ELEANOR JANE — Age 61 years, of 41 Downer Ave., died September 17, 1970 in the University Medical Center, Morgantown, W.Va. The daughter of the late Peter B. and Nancy W. Horne Gordon, she was born November 14, 1908 in Brownsville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nathaniel E. (Pete) Graft, Sr. in 1958 and a brother, Robert D. Gordon in 1966. She was a member of the Asbury Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Eleanor Jayne Graft and Mrs. Barbara Ann Peterson; both of Uniontown; a son, Nathaniel E. (Pete), Jr. of Uniontown; four grandsons; two sisters, Mrs. Bess H. Collins of Dania, Fla. and Mrs. Madeline Erwin of Uniontown; a brother, the Rev. John W. Gordon of Northeast, Pa. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Asbury Methodist Church with Rev. Robert J. Blankenship of the Calvary Methodist Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the University Medical Center, Morgantown, W. Va. or the Uniontown Public Library. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, September 18, 1970, page 17, column 8

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Eleanor Jayne GRAFT (1925-1997)

ELEANOR JAYNE GRAFT

   Eleanor Jayne Graft, 71, of Uniontown died Sunday, June 29, 1997, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born November 11, 1925, in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of Nathaniel E. Graft, Sr. and Eleanor Gordon Graft. Miss Graft was a member of Bread of Life Tabernacle, Fayette County Historical Society, Genealogical Society of Fayette County, and was retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Highways. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Barbara A. Peterson in 1995. She is survived by a brother, Nathaniel E. "Pete" Graft, Jr. of Hopwood, Pa., and his wife Shirley; four nephews and their families and two aunts, Madeline Erwin of Pittsburgh and Ernestine Gordon of Keedysville, Md. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 2, at 11 a.m. in Bread of Life Tabernacle, 15 Bouquet Street, Uniontown, Pa. with the Rev. Brian Kisner officiating. There was no public visitation. Private interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 30, 1997

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Esther Miller GRAFT ( -1936)

Mrs. Esther M. Graft Dead

   Mrs. Esther Miller Graft widow of I. Vance Graft, died Friday morning at her home in North Pittsburg street, Uniontown. She leaves three children, eight grandchildren, three sisters and one brother. The funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in Oak Grove Cemetery there.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 28, 1936, page 6, column 2

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George S. GRAFT ( -1894)

   Death notice for George S. Graft appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, July 7, 1894. Complete text is not currently available.


Information obtained from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library

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James Clifford GRAFT ( -1922)

Scottdale Child Hit
By Automobile, Dies
Of Internal Injuries

  SCOTTDALE, Aug. 5— James Clifford Graft, three years old, son of Evert Graft of Scottdale, died yesterday as the result of injuries received when he darted in front of the automobile owned and driven by E. F. Doorley and was run over. The child was rushed to the office of a physician and a second doctor called in. It was learned that he had internal injuries and within an hour after being taken to the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Porterfield, where Mr. Graft makes his home, the boy died. The accident occurred near the White School. The little fellow had been visiting at the home of his grandfather, C. L. Graft, who was an eye witness to the accident. The boy was playing along the brick road as Mr. Doorley drove by. He had the car under perfect control, but as the machine neared the child he darted towards it. The driver turned to the left to avoid striking the lad but he was knocked down, the front wheel passing over his body. Mr. Doorley, always a careful driver, stopped the machine on the spot and picking up the child hurried to a physician.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, August 10, 1922, page 5, column 1

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Jane Port GRAFT (1919-2007)

Jane Graft
Connellsville

Jane Port Graft, 88, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., passed away at her home on Monday, May 28, 2007. She was a lifelong resident of Connellsville, being born there on Feb. 14, 1919, a daughter of the late Clarence A. and Ada Santmyer Port. Mr. Port was a well-known businessman in Connellsville for many years. Jane graduated from Connellsville High School in 1936, and continued her education at Allegheny College, Meadville, where she graduated with a B.A. in economics in 1940, and where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Jane married Robert R. Graft on Oct. 4, 1941, and after a union of 57 years, he preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 1998. Bob was a former owner and operator of Graft Oil Company. Jane led an active life outside of her home. She was a faithful member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Connellsville, where she was a member of the Katherine Francis Sunday School Class. She was also a former member of the Connellsville Hospital Auxiliary and was active in Girl Scouting. She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Country Club, and she and her husband enjoyed the winters at their retreat on the island of Abaco in the Bahamas.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Port Laderer, and a nephew, Todd Park Laderer. She is survived by her loving family; a son, Robert R. Graft, III, Esquire, and his wife, Mary Kay, of Franktown, Colo., and Mardi G. Ferens and her husband, Joseph E. Ferens, Esquire, of Connellsville; a grandson, Robert R. Graft, IV, of Elbert, Colo.; and the following nieces and nephews: Clarence Port Laderer, Lewis Carl Laderer, Richard Shelar Graft, Elizabeth Reed Graft and David Loucks Graft.

Friends and relatives will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Wesley United Methodist Church, 415 S. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, with the Rev. Monte Holland, officiating. Committal Service and Entombment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville, Fayette County, Pa. Memorial contributions are suggested to Wesley Health Center, 410 S. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, or Wesley United Methodist Church, 415 S. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, Pa., 15425, or to one's favorite charity, in memory of Jane Port Graft.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, May 30, 2007

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John GRAFT ( -1892)

   Death notice for John Graft appeared in the Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, January 7, 1892, page 1, column 2. Complete text is not currently available.


Information obtained from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library

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Leah D. Keffer GRAFT (1947-2002)

Leah D. Keffer Graft
Connellsville
Formerly of Dawson

Leah D. Keffer Graft, 55, of Connellsville, formerly of Dawson, died Friday evening, Sept. 13, 2002, in the Lint's Personal Care Home, Connellsville, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born July 31, 1947, in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late George and Pauline Wollet Keffer. She was a member of the Dawson Baptist Church and an employee of the Harmon House Convalescent Center in Mount Pleasant. Surviving are one son, Charles A. Pritts and wife Susan of Dawson; a brother, Charles Allport and wife Helen of Nottingham; one sister, Georgia Long and companion Kenneth Whipkey of Connellsville; three granddaughters, Amanda, Catlin and Kelsey; several nieces and nephews; and an aunt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Graft. Friends will be received in the RALPH E. GALLEY FUNERAL HOME, Dawson, on Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the hour of the service there. Officiating minister is Dr. Marvin C. Watson. Interment will be in Cochran Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Sunday, September 15, 2002

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Mary Martin GRAFT (1830-1903)

MRS. MARY MARTIN GRAFT

Mrs. Mary Graft, who had been critically ill for about six weeks, died Sunday, March 1, 1903 at 8 p.m. at the home of her son, George Graft, in Connellsville. Mrs. Graft was born January 19, 1830, in Dunbar and was in the 74th year of her age. She was the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. John Martin. The early part of her life was spent in Dunbar, but for the past 33 years her residence had been at Connellsville. She married Samuel Graft August 31, 1846. Mr. Graft was a railroad man and died about four years ago. (3 April 1899).

Mrs. Graft is survived by one sister, Mrs. Catherine Mason, who lives with her son, Thomas Mason, in the Hunt building on South Street, Uniontown, and the following half brother and half sisters; William Hanan, Dunbar; Mrs. Robert Patterson, Dunbar: Mrs. George Ransom, Dawson; and Mrs. James Hooker, Fayette City. She leaves the following children: J. Vance Graft, Superintendent of the Uniontown Water Company; George and Robert of Connellsville; and Mrs. George McCartney of Connellsville, whose husband is an engineer on the Fairmont division of the B & O. Mrs. Graft had been a member of the M.P. Church for 57 years and was a faithful, consistent Christian woman.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced, but interment will take place in the Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Connellsville. J. Vance Graft of this city was present with his mother in her last hours and Mrs. Catherine Mason will attend the funeral in Connellsville.

Note from contributor:
The daughter of John Martin and Nancy (Martin) Hanan


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, March 2, 1903

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Funeral of Mrs. Graft

The funeral of the late Mrs. Mary Graft, which was held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 in the Methodist Protestant church, was largely attended. The services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Gladden, pastor of the church, who was assisted by Rev. W. A. Edie, of the first Presbyterian church. Following were the pall bearers: Lloyd Johnston, John Shaw, Clark Collins, Capt. Edmund Dunn, Joseph Shaw and Isaac Shaw. The remains were interred in Chestnut Hill cemetery.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, March 4, 1903, page 4, column 3

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Nathaniel Earl 'Pete' GRAFT (1931-2007)

Nathaniel Earl "Pete" Graft, age 76, of Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa., died Monday, December 3, 2007, in the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. He was born August 27, 1931, in Uniontown, Pa., the son of Nathaniel Earl Graft, Sr., and Eleanor Gordon Graft. "Pete" graduated with the Class of 1951 from Uniontown High School. He was a phone installer for Bell of Pennsylvania and AT&T for over 40 years. "Pete" was a member of the Army Reserves, the Hopwood United Methodist Church, an avid bowler, and on the Tuesday Night Bowling League.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Barbara Peterson and Jayne Graft. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 51 years, Shirley Graft, of Hopwood; three loyal and devoted sons: Nathaniel "Pete" Graft, III, and his wife, Patricia, and Thomas Graft, of Uniontown, Pa., and William Graft, of Hopwood, Pa.; three beloved grandchildren: Jackson Graft, Lauren Graft, and Ian Graft; dear cousins: Bernice and David Richie, of Bethel Park, Pa., and William Richie, of Columbiana, Ohio; and special friends, Wayne and Donna Lee Spiker, of Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., 15401, where the family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 5, 2007, from 6 until 8 p.m. Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2007, followed by a service celebrating his life at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Randy Costello, officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

Memorial emails can be sent to the family at memorials@adferguson.com


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, December 4, 2007

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Samuel GRAFT (1824-1899)

Death notice taken from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library.

Samuel Graft

White, male, 72 years old, laborer
   Born—–1824, Somerset, Westmoreland Co.
   Died—–April 3, 1899
   Cause of death–Breakdown, sick 7 months
   Buried–Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Connellsville
   Father–John Graft
   Mother–Polly Lint Graft
   Spouse–Mary Martin Graft
   Married–August 31, 1846


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 60, line 261

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Shirley Smith GRAFT (1934-2009)

   Shirley Smith Graft, age 74, of Hopwood, Pa., died on Saturday, February 21, 2009, in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born June 22, 1934, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Thomas Smith and Elta May Ingram Smith. Shirley graduated from Uniontown High School in the Class of 1955. She enjoyed painting and being a member of the Uniontown Art Club. She was also a member of Hopwood United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Nathaniel E. "Pete" Graft II in 2007, and brothers, William Smith and Robert Smith. Shirley is survived by three sons: Nathaniel E. "Pete" Graft III and wife Patricia of Uniontown, Pa., Thomas I. Graft and William I. Graft both of Hopwood, Pa.; and three grandchildren: Jackson Graft, Lauren Graft and Ian Graft. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., where friends will be received today from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, February 24, 2009, in the Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. followed by a celebration of Shirley's life at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Broadwater officiating. Interment will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa. The family suggests that donations may be made to the Uniontown Art Club, Post Office Box 963, Uniontown, PA 15401.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, February 23, 2009

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Alan K. GRAHAM (1938-2012)

POINT MARION
Alan K. Graham

Alan K. Graham, age 74, of Point Marion, Pa., died on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Lafayette Manor, Uniontown, Pa., where he had resided for the past several years. Born in Lake Lynn, Pa., on April 12, 1938, he was the son of the late Marshall Graham and Alice Romesburg Graham. Alan had formerly worked as an Auto Mechanic. He is survived by his wife, Wanda (Masters) Graham of Morgantown, W. Va.; four sons: Kenneth Graham of Rockwell, North Carolina, Jay Graham of Morgantown, Kevin Graham of Wheeling, W. Va., and Adam Graham of Brownsville Pa.; 22 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Alan was the last of his immediate family having been predeceased by brothers, Milton “Mick” Graham and Marshall “Moss” Graham; and sisters, Loma Herring, Irene Pushkarsh, Dorothy Burchinal and Virginia Devlin. Honoring Alan’s request, all services were private. Arrangements are in the care of the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Monday, August 13, 2012

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Albert G. GRAHAM ( -1862)

DIED

   At his residence in Jonesboro, Tennessee, on the 19th of October, of Chills and Fever contracted in Florida, Albert G. Graham, Esq. aged about 37 years. Deceased was a native of Menallen Tp., in this County. He graduated at Jefferson College in this State in the class of 1847, and soon after emigrated to Tennessee, where he studied law, and was admitted to the bar. A fine scholar, with studious habits, he soon rose in his profession, and took rank among the foremost men of Tennessee. In 1860 he was a Democratic candidate for Presidential Elector, which according to the custom in Tennessee, made it incumbent upon him to make frequent addresses to the people, and meet his competitor in debate. These duties he performed with marked ability, and so far as his own State was concerned, he had the gratification of seeing his efforts crowned with success. He was a gentleman of modest and unassuming demeanor, reserved as to strangers, but genial and companionable among acquaintances. He has been cut off in the prime of life, with a future before him full of promise. Peace to his ashes, and honor to his memory.   T.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, December 11, 1862, Vol. II, No. 45, page 5, column 2

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Pvt. Charles F. GRAHAM Photo  (1899-1918)

HEAVY TOLL IS EXACTED OF COMPANIES D AND E IN AISNE-MARNE
BATTLE; OTHER COMMANDS ALSO SUFFER; U-BOATS VERY ACTIVE

NINE OF CONNELLSVILLE
COMMAND ARE KILLED IN ACTION; CO. E LOSES THREE

Everson Boy Formerly of 110th Regimental Band Listed as Among Those Dying in Action; Seven of Company Care Reported as Being Wounded Severely.
LOSSES SUSTAINED ON JULY 30 AND AUGUST 1

   Sixteen members of Company D, three of Company E, one of the 110th Regimental band, and several members of Company I fell in battle on the Aisne-Marne front the latter part of July and August 1, according to telegrams which were sent out yesterday by the War Department to towns affected by the fighting.

   Other towns represented by members of the old “Fighting Tenth” felt the hand of war laid heavily upon them.

   The casualties in Company D as reported during the day were:
KILLED IN ACTION:
  SERGEANT MILTON L. BISHOP, CONNELLSVILLE
  CORPORAL HOWARD SECHRIST, CONNELLSVILLE
  PRIVATE FRANCIS L. ERB, CONNELLSVILLE
  PRIVATE CHARLES F. GRAHAM, CONNELLSVILLE
  CORPORAL CLIFFORD SHAFFER, SHAMROCK
  CORPORAL PATRICK J. COOK, NEW SALEM
  GEORGE R. RANKIN, FAIRBANKS
  RAYMOND RENNINGER, UNIONTOWN
  ROBERT P. WILSON, OLIVER
SEVERELY WOUNDED
  SERGEANT WILBERT M. STILLWAGON, CONNELLSVILLE
  PRIVATE ELMER CAMPER, CONNELLSVILLE
  CHARLES AUGUSTINE, UNIONTOWN
  JAMES SKILES, UNIONTOWN
  JOSEPHUS C. BAER, MASONTOWN
  HERBERT WEIR, COOLSPRING
  TONY CAVALCANTE, EDENBORN

Article begins and continues concerning other soldiers mentioned.

   Charles Graham was born in Uniontown, 19 years ago, a son of John Graham, deceased, and Mrs. Clara Graham of North Fourth street, West Side, and was the only support of his widowed mother. He was born four months after his father’s death and when only seven months old the family moved to Connellsville, residing in the West Side. About a year ago, Graham enlisted in Company D and was in training with his company at Camp Hancock, August, Ga., previous to leaving to duty overseas. At one time he was an assistant manager at McCrory’s five and ten cents store, giving up his work there to become a truck walker for the Pennsylvania railroad company, remaining in the company’s service until his enlistment. The young soldier had a host of friends by whom he was held in high esteem. His father was a veteran of the Civil war. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one brother, John R. Graham of Akron, O., and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Eliza Huey of the West Side, and Mrs. Violet Ellen Orbin of Crossland, Pa.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, August 14, 1918, page 1, column 1,
continued to page 2, column 3


MEN OF CONNELLSVILLE WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY
SIXTEEN YIELD THEIR LIVES ON FIELD OF BATTLE
ELEVEN OTHERS ARE CARRIED OFF BY DISEASE

   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.

   Private Charles F. Graham, Company D, 110th Infantry, was 19 years old when he fell a victim of the Germans at the Marne. He was born in Uniontown, a son of John Graham, deceased, and Mrs. Clara Graham of North Fourth street, West Side. Mews of Private Graham’s death reached the mother in an official telegram on the afternoon of August 13.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, July 21, 1919, page 9

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Elias GRAHAM ( -1956)

GRAHAM, ELIAS— Age 74 years, a resident of 221 N. Gallatin Ave., died in Uniontown Hospital Sunday night, November 4, 1956 at 10:22 o’clock. He was predeceased by his wife, Mrs. Alice Graham in 1943. Survived by a daughter, Mrs. Stefan (Rose) Kollar, at home. Three grandchildren. A brother, George Graham of Connellsville. Friends are being received in the Haky Funeral Home, 129 W. Fayette St., until Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. when prayer service will be held followed by Mass in St. George’s R. C. Maronite Church, Lincoln St., with Rev. Fr. Anthony Maskalka, O.P.M. of St Anthony's Friary, as celebrant. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 6, 1956, page 18, column 7

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Elizabeth Slater Sproat GRAHAM ( -1995)

   Elizabeth Slater Sproat Graham, 78, of Columbia, S.C., wife of the late Harry L. Graham, died Monday, Aug. 21, 1995, in Columbia, S.C. Friends will be received in the RALPH E. GALLEY FUNERAL HOME, Dawson, on Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. in the Scottdale Cemetery with the Rev. Roger Appleby officiating. Memorials may be made to the Lebanon United Methodist Church, Horrell Hill, S.C.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August 1995

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bullet George GRAHAM died in 1861. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

DIED
At his residence, in Dunbar township, on the 14th of April, 1861, George Graham, in the 79th year of his age.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. April 25, 1861.


bullet George B. GRAHAM died in 1917. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)

George B Graham dies suddenly; is stricken at  court- Well known Leisenring man was justice of the peace for 17 years: He died Tuesday ( July 17)  at 8 o'clock. He was born October 13, 1861, a son of James M. and Mary Jane Graham.  His father died in 1884 and his mother in 1888.  He was married to Miss Ella T Connell , who still survives and three children, Marie, Helen and Thomas Graham also survive and are  living with their mother in Weston, W Va. One brother John Graham also survives him.  
Weekly Courier, July 19, 1917, page 7


Lavina GRAHAM ( -1870)

  AGED LADY DEAD.— Mrs. Lavina Graham, widow of Rev. Graham, died in Brownsville on Thursday night last, after a protracted illness. She was 68 years of age, and since the death of her husband 16 years ago, she has been a resident of that borough. Funeral at 2 o'clock, Sabbath last.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 24, 1870, Vol. III, No. 7, page 3, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Margaret GRAHAM ( -1873)

DIED

  GRAHAM— Mrs. Margaret Graham, wife of Hugh Graham, Esq., of Menallen township, Nov. 5, 1873, aged 79 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, November 20, 1873

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Mary S. GRAHAM ( -1961)

Funeral for
Mrs. Graham

   Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Mrs. Mary S. Graham of 513 Market St., Brownsville, who died in her home Wednesday following an extended illness. A life long resident of Brownsville, she was the oldest member of the First Presbyterian Church of Brownsville and a member of the Great Meadows Chapter of the DAR. Survivors include her husband, Dr. H.D. Graham, retired dentist; three daughters, Mrs. Martha Meredith of Pittsburgh, Mary at home, and Mrs. Ruth Werner of Colorado Springs, Colo.; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Friends are being received in the Kisinger Funeral Home where services will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow with the Rev. Donald C. Smith officiating. Interment will be in Redstone Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that books be placed in the Brownsville Library in memory of the deceased.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 24, 1961, page 7, column 4

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Thomas GRAHAM Stone  (1835-1906)

Thomas Graham

   Thomas Graham, brother of County Commissioner, John S. Graham, died at his home at Leisenring at 6 o'clock, Wednesday evening, April 4, 1906, after a week's illness of typhoid fever. He had been ailing for some time but it was not until last Thursday that physicians pronounced his case one of fever. Tuesday night there was a decided change for the worse and the end came Wednesday evening. The deceased was unmarried and about 40 years of age. He made his home with his brother J. S. Graham. One other brother, George Graham, survives.


Morning News, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 5, 1906, Vol. I, No. 1, page 1, column 2

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Ann (Anna) Vivian Kopacko GRANCHIPhoto  (1921-2012)

Ann (Anna) Vivian (Kopacko) Granchi

   Ann (Anna) Vivian (Kopacko) Granchi, age 91, died on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at her home in Uniontown, Pa. She was born on February 13, 1921 in New Salem, Pa., the daughter of John Kopacko and Mary (Moros) Kopacko. Ann was the last surviving member of her immediate family, preceded in death by her parents, and widowed by Joseph Granchi. She was also preceded in death by their son, Joseph “Bill” Granchi, Jr.; five brothers and three sisters. Ann was a member of Saint Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church in Uniontown. Left to cherish her memory are her sons: Norbert W. Granchi and his wife Diane of Sterling Heights, Michigan and Michael G. Granchi and his wife Denise of Kalamazoo, Michigan; three grandchildren Norbert D. Granchi, Stacy M. Granchi and Noreen Granchi all of Michigan; four great grandchildren: Zachary, Alexis, Tyler and Conner Granchi; and many nieces and nephews and their families. Friends will be received at the STEPHEN R HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC. 603 North Gallatin Avenue Extension, Uniontown, Pa., today and Monday September 16 and September 17, from 2 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, September 18, 2012 until 9:30 a.m. when the Prayers of Transfer will be said. The Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. in Saint Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church, 61 Mill Street, Uniontown, Pa., with Monsignor Michael W. Matusak, V.F., Pastor, as the Celebrant. Interment will follow at Saint Mary Nativity Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa. The Parish Wake Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday at 3 p.m. Your personal written tributes and memories are welcomed and encouraged at www.hakyfuneralhome.com


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, September 16, 2012

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Sana Fior GRANCHI (1913-2008)

   Sana Fior Granchi, 95, of Penncraft, Luzerne Township, Fayette County, Pa., passed away, Monday, June 16, 2008, in Hillside Manor, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. She was born March 8, 1913, in Smock, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of Anthony Fior and Catherine Billiani Fior. After her birth, her family moved to Tolmezzo, Italy. She returned to the United States as a young teenager and lived in Brownsville Junction. Later she moved with her family to Penncraft. Her parents and brothers, John, Peter and Americk (all deceased) moved to Penncraft as original homesteaders in 1941. She continued living in Penncraft after her marriage to now deceased, her husband, Michael Granchi. Sana was a member of Holy Rosary R. C. Church, Republic, Fayette County, Pa., and the Brownsville Sons of Italy. Before the birth of her children, she had a store in Brownsville Junction, later she worked at Crawford's Dairy Bar and Fiddle's Confectionery in Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa.

   Surviving are two daughters: Donna Betris and husband, Delano, of Bethel Park, Allegheny County, Pa., and Antoinette Gretton, of Penncraft, Pa., and formerly of Arlington, Va.; five grandchildren: Pamela Kadel, of Walkersville, Md., Kimberly Taherian, of San Ramon, Calif, Delano Betris, of Chambersburg, Pa., Michael Gretton, of Alexandria, Va., and Terri Betris, of Buffton, S.C.; seven great- grandchildren: Simon Kadel, Alexandra Betris, Ian Kadel, Zackary Taherian, Katarina Betris, Connor Gretton, and Benjamin Gretton.

   Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME, 19 Legion Street, Republic, Pa., today, from 2 to 6 p.m., and Thursday, until 10:30 a.m., when a Prayer Service will be held. A Funeral Mass follows at 11 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, with Rev. Father Stephen Bugay, as Celebrant. Interment will be in LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa. The Brownsville Rosa Gerabaldi Lodge 1818 will hold services today at 3 p.m. A Parish Wake Service will be held today, at 5 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, June 18, 2008

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Pvt. Arthur C. GRANNELL ( -1918)

DIES IN AUTOMOBILE
Former Local Man Being Rushed to Hospital When End Comes

   While being rushed from Smithfield to the Uniontown hospital, Arthur Grannell, 28 years old, formerly of Connellsville, died in the automobile which was conveying him. Mr. Grannell had been in the hospital some time ago and underwent an operation for appendicitis, never fully recovering.

   Grannell was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Grannell, former residents of Connellsville. He resided her until the death of his parents. He had been employed on the construction of the state road near Fayette City. The following brothers and sisters survive: Charles of California; Vincent and Harry in training at Camp Grant, Ill.; L. J., of Smithfield; Misses Mae and Regina Grannell and Mrs. Paul Moser, who recently moved from Connellsville to Smithfield. The body was removed to the home of a brother of the deceased, L. J. Grannell, at Smithfield. The interment will take place Monday morning in Greensburg.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, August 3, 1918, page 1, column 2


MEN OF CONNELLSVILLE WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY
SIXTEEN YIELD THEIR LIVES ON FIELD OF BATTLE
ELEVEN OTHERS ARE CARRIED OFF BY DISEASE

   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.

   Private John J. Fette, Private Ray C. Fornwalt, Private William J. Flynn, Private Arthur C. Grannell and Private Willard B. Seese were victims of disease.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, July 21, 1919, page 9

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Ethel Sutton GRANNELL ( -1975)

Grannell
Death

   Mrs. Ethel (Sutton) Grannell, 90, of Church St., Smithfield, died Sunday in Uniontown Hospital. She was the oldest living member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church and belonged to the Burdett Sunday School Class. Born in Nicholson Twp., she was the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Sarah Sturgis Sutton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis J. Grannell, in September, 1933. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Miller of Chevy Chase, Md., and Mrs. John Louise Phillians of Smithfield, one son, C. Andrew Grannell of District Heights, Md., five grandchildren, four great- grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Mabel Costello of Greensburg. The family will receive friends in the John F. Brownfield Funeral Home, Smithfield, from 7 to 9 p.m. today, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and until 11 a.m. Wednesday, the hour of service with Rev. Nelson Krate officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 15, 1975, page 30, column 2

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George GRANSHAW ( -1945)

GEORGE GRANSHAW

   George Granshaw, 80 years old, died at 9 o’clock Friday morning at his home near Hopwood. A former resident of Dunbar Township, he leaves seven children; Mrs. French Truman, Chalk Hill; Mrs. John Danylas, Brownsville; Mrs. Sue McLaughlin, Hopwood; Mrs. Lee Moore, Youngstown, Ohio; Mrs. T.H. Cobert, Uniontown; Paul, Arizona, and William, home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, October, 6, 1945, page 2, column 4

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Mary GRANSHAW ( -1941)

Mrs. Mary Granshaw

   Mrs. Mary Granshaw, 87, died Wednesday at her home at Hopwood. Her husband, George, five daughters, three sons and 32 grandchildren survive.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, September 25, 1941, page 2, column 3

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Louis GRANTZ ( -1939)

Republic Man Killed
Under Slate Fall

   Caught under a fall of slate in the Republic mine of Republic Steel, Corporation at noon Friday, Louis Grantz, 45, of the Redstone district, was killed instantly as several fellow workers fled to safety. He is survived by his wife, three children, four sisters and two brothers. The funeral mass will be held Monday morning in Holy Rosary church at Republic. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, July 15, 1939, page 1, column 7

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bullet Mrs. Frank GRASINGER died in 1933. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Word was received in Uniontown Tuesday of the death of Mrs. Frank Grasinger who died Monday, January 23, 1933, in her home at Quincy, Mass.
Yesterday a number of relatives left to attend the funeral.  Those from this district who will attend the funeral are:  Carl Boost, Mr. and Mrs. John Grasinger and daughter, Mary, all of Uniontown and Rev. Luke Owens of McKeesport.
The funeral will be held at Quincy, Friday afternoon.
(newspaper dated January 26, 1933)


Dorothy L. Leshinsky GRASSO (1926-1994)

   Dorothy L. Leshinsky Grasso, 68, of York Run, Uniontown, Pa., died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1994, at home. She was born Sept. 4, 1926 in Mt. Sterling, Pa., daughter of the late John and Mary (Saluga) Leshinsky. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by a husband, Jack Grasso; a daughter, Rose Marie Embacher; and three brothers, Charles, John and Edward Leshinsky. Surviving are a son, Joseph H. Embacher and his wife, Joyce of York Run, Pa.; three grandchildren, Tonya Marie Embacher, Joseph W. Embacher and Theda Marie Embacher; three brothers, George Leshinsky of Pineville, la., Robert Leshinsky of Masontown, Pa., and Henry Leshinsky of Southfield, Mich.; two sisters, Frances lee of Los Angeles, Calif., and Beatrice Balaban of Hopwood, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Audubon Society and a retired technician with over 26 years employment with General Electric Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio. Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, 515 North Main St., Masontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 15, 1994, until 9 a.m., when a Blessing Service will be held, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m., in All Saints R.C. Church of Masontown, with the Rev. Fr. John A. Sedlak as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery, Leckrone, Pa. A Parish Wake Service will be held today at 3:30 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October 1994

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George Samuel GRAVER (1920-1994)

   George Samuel Graver, 74, of North Versailles, a native of McKeesport, died Friday in Veterans Administration Medical Center 646, Pittsburgh. He is survived by his wife, Eira Hayter Graver of Ebbw Vale, South Wales; two nieces, Eira Purvie of Wales and Linda Graver of Orlando, Fla., and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Janet Graver of Elizabethtown, Ky. Friends will be received at the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home Inc., 2703 O’Neil Blvd., McKeesport, today from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until noon.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–March 9, 1920
   Died—–December 15, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1994

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Milford Harrison GRAVES (1928-1995)

   Milford Harrison Graves, 66, of New York, formerly of Connellsville died April 14. Surviving are his wife, Eunice Graves; one daughter, Carol Ann Graves of the Bronx, N.Y.; one son, John Clifford Graves of the Bronx, N.Y.; one granddaughter; one sister, Betty Olivers of New York City, N.Y.; one brother, Donald Graves, of the Bronx, N.Y.; and one adopted sister, Anna Mae Harrison of Connellsville. Services were held in New York, N.Y.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–May 29, 1928
   Died—–April 14, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1995

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Alva D. GRAY (1897-1963)

A. D. GRAY

   Alva D. Gray, 65, of Dunbar, died unexpectedly this morning in Connellsville State General Hospital. He was born Nov. 9, 1897, in Dunbar, a son of the late John W. and Margaret Shaffer Gray. He was a member of Franklin Memorial Methodist Church and the Dunbar Lions Club. He was a retired rural mail carrier, who served in Dunbar, R. D. 1, retiring in 1954 after 33 years of service. He was a World War One veteran, serving in Company D, 110th Infantry, and formerly was a member of the drum and bugle corps of Lafayette Post No. 51, American Legion, of Uniontown. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nellie Jobes Gray; two brothers, Harry M. of Altoona and Robert of Connellsville, and a sister, Mrs. William Burkett of South Fork. The body will be at the Burhans funeral home at Dunbar after 11 a.m. Friday. The funeral service will be held there at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. Ellsworth Crispens officiating. Burial will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park, with military rites at the graveside by Hughes Post No. 146, American Legion, of Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, September 26, 1963, page 27, column 4

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Charles R. GRAY ( -1994)

   Charles R. Gray, 78, of Dearborn, Mich., died Saturday, Sept. 17, 1994, in Garden City, Mich. He was the son of the late Charles and Henrietta Madiex Gray Sr. He is survived by his beloved wife, Emily Andler Gray; a sister, Anna Newman of Sterling Heights, Mich.; aunts, Virginia Cowan and Indiana state and Mary Randall of Illinois; brothers-in-law, Carl Andler of Mount Morris, Mich., and Frank Andler and his wife, Mary Ann, of Brownsville, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the ANDREW J .SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa., on Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. where services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1994, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Rohland O’Brien officiating. Interment will follow in Taylor Cemetery, Centerville Borough.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September 1994

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John GRAY ( -1852)

DIED

   At his residence, in Gratiot, Ohio, on the 26th of October, JOHN GRAY, at an advanced age.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, November 11, 1852, Vol. I, No. 31, page 3, column 2

Contributed by Roy Lockart


John GRAY ( -1922)

JOHN GRAY

   John Gray, aged 56 years died at his home on Sheridan avenue, South Brownsville, Wednesday morning at 9:30 o’clock after a year’s illness of cancer. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nancy Gray, four sisters, two brothers and three step children. Deceased was a member of the Donora branch of the K. of P. of the California division of the F. O. E. and Brownsville chapter of the L. O. O. M. Funeral services will be held at his late home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be in Redstone cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, October 5, 1922, page 9, column 3

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bullet Joseph GRAY died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Funeral rites for Joseph Gray, aged 81, who died at Summer's Point, N. J., after a long illness, will be held at 11 o'clock this morning in the J. Harry Johnston and Sons mortuary chapel.  Rev. H. C. Renton of the Third Presbyterian church will be in charge and burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Charles Ellis, Attorney Lee Smith, Dr. L. W. Brownfield, I. Wendell Rider, Lindsey Bierer and Harold Canton.
Mr. Gray, a brother of James Gray of Walnut street, this city, was a former employe of the Pennsylvania Railroad company.  He had resided in New Jersey for the past two years.
__________________________________________

Word was received here Friday of the death of Joseph Gray, 81, former
Uniontown resident, who died at Summer's Point, N.J., following a lingering
illness.
Mr. Gray, brother of James Gray, of Walnut street, was a former Pennsylvania
Railroad employe and was widely known throughout this district.
He had lived in New Jersey for the last two years.
(note this next section is taped to the above portion.  I'm not positive
that it belongs, but since there's information in it that may help someone
I'm going to add it)
The body will be removed here and taken to the Johnson's funeral
establishment where services will be conducted at 11 o'clock Monday morning.
The Rev. H. C. Renton, pastor of the Seabury Methodist church will conduct
the services.


Lewis W. GRAY ( -1929)

LEWIS W. GRAY

   Lewis W. Gray, aged 67 years, died at his home on the Footedale road, German township, this morning, Tuesday, April 2, 1929, at 12:30 o’clock of pneumonia. Mr. Gray had been ill since last Wednesday. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ida B. Gray; a daughter, Mrs. J. Russell Sessler of Uniontown; a son, Charles M. Gray of New Salem; three grandchildren, Donald Sessler, J. Russell Sessler, Jr., and Imogene Gray; a sister, Mrs. Emma Keener of Uniontown and a brother, J. Frank Gay [Gray] of the Footedale road. Funeral arrangements will be stated later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, April 2, 1929, page 7, column 2


GRAY FUNERAL

   Funeral services for Lewis W. Gray were held in the home in Footedale road in German township yesterday afternoon with the Rev. Dr. E. A. Hodli, pastor of the Third Presbyterian church, Uniontown, officiating. The body was taken to the Johnston funeral home in North Gallatin avenue where it was placed in a receiving vault. It will be kept there pending completion of the mausoleum at Sylvan Heights cemetery. Honorary pallbearers included Judges E. H. Reppert, D. W. Henderson and J. W. Dawson, James E. Gainer, Dr. Jacob S. Hackney, L. Lee Feil, Iden Vail, Samuel King, John Jeffries, Ewing Poundstone, Lacy Dearth, Frederick VanKirk and Ewing Denny. Active pallbearers were John Keener, John Carson, L. R. McFadden, Samuel Sapper, Joseph Harris and Benjamin Baird.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, April 5, 1929, page 3, column 2

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Robert M. GRAY (1895-1970)

Gray, Robert M.— Age 75 years of Connellsville died in the Connellsville Hospital Wednesday, November 25, 1970. He was born September 18, 1895 in Dunbar the son of the late John and Margaret Martin Gray. He was a veteran of World War I. He is survived by his wife Margaret Smitley Gray; one son, Melvin of Washington D.C.; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Melissa) Rishel, Hopwood and Marjorie of Washington D.C.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Harry Gray, Altoona. Friends are being received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, until Saturday afternoon at 2, the hour of service, with Rev. Ray Snair officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 27, 1970, page 29, column 7

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Sadie GRAY ( -1903)

Mrs. William Gray

  Dunbar, May 7.— Mrs. Sadie Gray, wife of William Gray, died at her home on Speers Hill Tuesday, May 5, from pneumonia, aged 68 years. Deceased has been in a feeble condition for several weeks. She is survived by her husband, mother, Mrs. Willowmine McDowell of Pittsburg, and three half-sisters. The funeral will occur tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock. Interment at Franklin cemetery.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Evening, May 7, 1903, page 1, column 2

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Stacey Lynn GRAY (1972-1995)

   Stacey Lynn Gray, 23, of Ruffsdale R.D. 2 died Thursday in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. She is survived by her parents, Donald W. and Veronica R. Barnhart Gray of Ruffsdale R.D. 2; sisters, Mrs. Russell (Gloria) Barnhart of Greensburg, Kathleen Nunes of Maryland, and Mrs. Donald (Kimberly) Smith of Yukon; a brother, Allen Lee Gray and his wife, Bea, of Dawson; numerous nieces and nephews; paternal grandmothers, Vivian Gray of Norvelt and Mary Gray of Florida; maternal grandfather, Russell Barnhart of Madison; and maternal great-grandmother, Ella Mae Barnhart of Greensburg. Services were held on Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Jay A. Hoffer Funeral Home, 10 East Main St., Norvelt.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–March 9, 1972
   Died—–June 15, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

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bullet William GRAY died in 1919. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRAY, WILLIAM
William GRAY, 76 years old, died Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock at his home at Vanderbilt.  Weekly Courier Thurs. 8-7-1919


Joseph F. GRAZIANO (1910-1987)

JOSEPH F. GRAZIANO

Joseph F. Graziano, 76, of Dunbar, died Monday at Highlands Hospital and Health Center, Connellsville. He was born October 15, 1910 at Dunbar, a son of the late Michael and Lucia Rumollino Graziano. Prior to retirement he was employed as a Metropolitan Insurance consultant at the Uniontown Office. He was a member of the St. Aloysius R.C. Church of Dunbar. He was a veteran of WWII serving on the U.S. Army. Surviving are his wife Angela Andyjohn Graziano; a son, J. D. Graziano, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Regis (Patti) Toprani of Mount Vernon, Elizabeth Township, and a grandson. He was predeceased by eight brothers, Anthony, John, Andrew, Daniel, Michael, Nicholas, Dominick and Frank Graziano. Burial at St. Aloysius R. C. cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, June 29, 1987

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Pfc. Vito M. GRAZIANO, Jr. ( -1944)

District Soldiers Killed In Action

War Department announces names of the following district soldiers killed in action in the European area: Cpl. John A. Balaban, Connellsville,; Pfc. Harold K. Cobb, Brownsville; Pfc. Harry O. Evans, Scottdale; Pfc. Vito M. Graziano, Jr., Dunbar; Pfc. Raymond H. Grummer, Fayette City; Staff Sgt. John J. Juran, East Millsbore; Pvt. Harry C. Mathis, Connellsville; Pvt. William H. Rankin, Brownsville; Pfc. Emil W. Sadlek, Mather; Capt. James W. Williams, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, January 6, 1945, page 1, column 1

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bullet Daniel GRDICH died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(15)

DANIEL GRDICH
Daniel Grdich 44, died at 1:45 Tuesday morning, February 23, 1937, in his home 121 Lemont. Death was due to a heart condition.
Surviving are his widow, Olga and four children: Daniel, Frank, Anna Marie and Frances. Two brothers, Thomas of Vesta 5, and George of Cleveland O., also survive.
Funeral arrangements are not yet completed.
Herald Feb 24 '37


Benjamin Dellinger GREATHEAD, Sr. (1929-1995)

   Benjamin Dellinger Greathead, Sr., 66, of 209 High St., Hagerstown, Md., and a native of Greencastle, Pa., died Saturday, Feb. 11, in Western Maryland Center, Hagerstown, Md. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude E. Schmidt Hafer Greathead; daughters, Mrs. Connie L. Springer and her husband, Victor, and Mrs. Betty J. Dattilio and her husband, Carmen, all of Hagerstown, Md.; sons, John W. Hafer and his wife, Laurie, of San Diego, Calif., Robert E. Hafer of Williamsport, Md., Benjamin D. Greathead Jr. and his wife, patty, and Steven L. Greathead and his wife, Linda, all of Hagerstown, Md.; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one nephew, Richard Bitner and his wife, Linda, of Uniontown, Pa. The family received friends on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will receive friends today until 1 p.m. in the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home Chapel 1331 Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown, Md.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–January 13, 1929
   Died—–February 10, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1995

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French GREATHOUSE (1911-1977)

GREATHOUSE, FRENCH (BUSTER)— Age 66 years of R. D. 1, Point Marion, died Wednesday, December 28, 1977 in the Monongahela General Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va. He was born May 9, 1911 in Point Marion, the son of the late French and Rosie Christopher Greathouse. He was a retired coal miner and a member of UMWA, No. 6310 and the Fayette County Sportsmen's League, Mountain Lodge Chapter. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Willis, Gilbert, Porter and Dewey and two sisters, Dicey and Blanche. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Bixler Greathouse; two sons, Carl Greathouse of East Lake, Ohio and Earl Greathouse of Riveria Trailer Court, Dilliner, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Carl) Semarau of Mars, Pa.; a brother, Eddie Greathouse of East Lake, Ohio; seven grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Louis E. Rudolph Funeral Home, Point Marion today from 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until Saturday at 1 p.m. the hour of service. Rev. Dr. Oltmar Cypris of the Lake Lynn County Chapel will officiate. Interment in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, December 29, 1977, page 24, column 6


GREATHOUSE, FRENCH (BUSTER)— Friends are being received in the Louis C. Rudolph Funeral Home, Point Marion, today from 7 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until Saturday at 1 p.m. the hour of service. Rev. Dr. Oltmar Cypris of the Lake Lynn Community Chapel will officiate. Interment in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 30, 1977, page 24, column 5

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Donald L. J. GREEN (1978-1995)

   Donald L. J. Green, 16, of Route 2, Morgantown, W.Va., died suddenly Monday morning as a result of an automobile accident. He is survived by his mother, Debra Smith Green of Morgantown; a brother, John William Green at home; a half-sister, Barbara Diurba of Parma, Ohio; his paternal grandmother, Louise Ammons of Fairview, W.Va.; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Friends will be received at the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, 501, Morgantown St., Point Marion, Pa., on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until 1 p.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–November 28, 1978
   Died—–November 15, 1995


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, November, 1995

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bullet Elma E. H. GREEN died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Elma Etta Harshman Green, 63, wife of Solomon Green, for 21 years a resident of Allison where her husband is employed in an official capacity, died at 5 o'clock Tuesday evening, June 1, 1937, following a brief illness.
Surviving are two children: Ralph Green, of Allison; Mrs. Thomas Burns, Clarksville; six grandchildren, on great grandchild; three sisters: Mrs. Lawrence Monahan and Mrs. Harry Swink of Connellsville; Mrs. J. P. Stillwagon, Nemacolin; and two brothers: John T. Harshman, superintendent of the Herbert plant, and Grover Harshman, of Connellsville.
Rev. A. F. Haines, pastor of the First Christian church, Brownsville, will conduct brief services in the family residence, House 587, at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. Additional services will follow in the Mt. Olive United Brethren church, Pleasant Valley, in charge of Rev. Haines, assisted by Rev. Mr. Keller, pastor of the Pleasant Valley church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


bullet Frank R. GREEN died in 1907. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(16)

FRANK R. GREEN
Dies in Bullskin Township After Short Illness.
Frank R. Green, aged 2?, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Green of Bullskin township early this morning, after an illness of eight weeks. He is survived by his parents, a brother, John Green, bookkeeper for J. D. Frisbee, and two sisters, Esther M. Green, and Mrs. S. M. Hebb, of town.
The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, from Mrs. Hebb's home, No. 208 East Patterson avenue.
The Daily Courier, February 16, 1907


bullet John Campbell GREEN died in 1867. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(21)

GREEN--On Tuesday, September 5th 1867. John Campbell Green, aged sixteen years, four months, and two days--third child of Wm. and Mary Green, of Altoona, Blair County, Pa. --"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." May he rest in peace.
Genius of Liberty Thursday September 19, 1867


bullet Mrs. Thomas GREEN died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Thomas Green, aged 85, mother of N. L. Green, assistant secretary of the Uniontown Y. M. C. A. building died Friday, August 13, 1937, at her home in Addison, after a long illness.  Funeral services will be held in Addison at 2:30 Sunday afternoon.

Morning Herard, Saturday, August 15, 1937, page 2, column 4


William A. GREEN Stone  (1931-1994)

   William A. “Bill” Green, 62, of Fairchance died Friday in Morgantown W.Va. He is survived by his wife, Loretta Earley Green, and the following children, Marsha Green of Springfield, Mass., William Green of Fairchance, Esther Green Miller and her husband, Artie Miller, of Olathe, Kan., Francis Green of Jersey City, N.J., Timothy Green and Mark Green both of Norwood, Pa.; his mother, Verian Abbott Green of Fairchance; grandchildren, Shauna, Frankie, and Evan; and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Muriel E. Lantz Funeral Home, 297 East Main St., Uniontown, on Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until 1 p.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–July 7, 1931
   Died—–May 15, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1994

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David A. GREENAWALT, Jr. ( -2005)

  EAST HUNTINGDON TWP.— Two 21-year-old Fayette County men were killed late Tuesday night when their car hit a tractor-trailer on Route 819 just outside Scottdale, sheering off the car's roof when it went under the trailer. The Westmoreland County coroner's office identified the driver as David A. Greenawalt Jr. of Main Street, Vanderbilt, and his passenger as Adam L. Giles of North Sixth Street, Connellsville. State police said the truck driver, Joseph L. Bush, 56, of Braddock Road, Mount Pleasant, was not hurt.

   Greenawalt and Giles were traveling south about a quarter-mile north of Scottdale around 11:20 p.m. and Bush pulled out of a parking lot or from the berm of the road and was heading north, police said. The car hit the trailer, went underneath it, continued south for about 1,200 feet and then hit a tree, police said. Greenawalt and Giles were pronounced dead at the scene just after midnight. Autopsies to determine the cause and manner of death were planned for Wednesday, and toxicology test results are due in two to six weeks, according to the coroner's office. A coroner's report said Greenawalt was not wearing a seatbelt, but an airbag deployed. The report does not say if Giles was wearing a seatbelt or if an air bag deployed where he was sitting. Funeral arrangements for David A. Greenawalt are being handled by the Frank Kapr Funeral home in Scottdale.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, February 23, 2005


David A. Greenawalt Jr.
Vanderbilt

David A. Greenawalt Jr., 21, of Vanderbilt, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, from injuries sustained from a two vehicle automobile accident on Porter Avenue, Scottdale. He was born July 19, 1983, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of David A. Greenawalt Sr. and Bonita L. Bargiband Greenawalt, of Vanderbilt. David was a member of the Scottdale Church of the Nazarene. He attended Connellsville High School, and recently was employed as a line assembler by Sony Corp. of New Stanton. David was a social member of the Scottdale Sons of Italy. In addition to his parents, David Sr. and Bonita Greenawalt, David leaves to cherish his memory his 2-year-old daughter, Sage L. Greenawalt; his fiancée, Heather R. Show, of Scottdale; his two sisters and two brothers, Tonya J. Greenawalt, of Vanderbilt, William E. Greenawalt and his fiancée, Abby Nedrow, of Vanderbilt, Ashley N. Greenawalt, of Tarrs, and Darien L. Greenawalt, of Vanderbilt; his three nephews; his maternal grandfather, Donald Bargiband and his wife, Patricia, of Scottdale; and his maternal grandmother, Nancy Lueck McGill and her husband, John. David was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Crosby L. and Louise B. McClelland Greenawalt. David's family will greet friends in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Swank, of Dunbar, officiating. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the donor's choice. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send condolences or obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, February 24, 2005

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Donna J. GREENAWALT (1936-2003)

   Donna J. Greenawalt, 67, of Mount Pleasant, Bullskin Township, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at her residence. Born Aug. 29, 1936, in Scottdale, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Blanche (Reese) Keslar. She was a member of Mount Joy Church of the Brethren, Mount Pleasant, and attended East Huntingdon Township school. Donna was an active member and officer of the Rural Area Concerned Citizens Group. Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Walter B. Greenawalt; a son, Walter W. Greenawalt of Mount Pleasant; two daughters, Sharon Roskovich and husband Robert of Belle Vernon and Michelle Permuka and husband Rich of Mount Pleasant; three grandchildren, Diana, Brian and William Greenawalt; a great-grandson, Logan Greenawalt; a brother, Larry Keslar and wife Deborah of Scottdale; three sisters, Gaynell Hixson of Mount Pleasant, Ardith Weightman of Belle Vernon and Gwendolyn Klepsky and husband Dennis of Scottdale; her mother-in-law, Lillian (Wilson) Greenawalt of Mount Pleasant; two brothers-in-law, James Greenawalt and wife Shirley and Kenneth Greenawalt and wife Bella, all of Mount Pleasant; a sister-in-law, Shirley Ritenour and husband Harrold of Mount Pleasant; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Rodney Keslar; and her father-in-law, Berzy Greenawalt. Friends will be received at the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., 730 W. Main St., Mount Pleasant, today from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. where her funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Pastor Kevin Wilkins. Interment will follow in Mount Joy Cemetery, Mount Pleasant.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 4, 2003

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Helen Mae GREENAWALT (1915-2000)

   Helen Mae Malone Greenawalt, 84, of Mount Pleasant R.D. 2, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born Feb 28, 1915, the daughter of the late Mary Malone. She is survived by two sons, Thomas Greenawalt of Mount Pleasant R.D. 2 and Samuel Greenawalt of Phoenix, Az.; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. In addition to her mother, she was predeceased by her husband, Thomas J. Greenawalt, in 1985; a grandson, John Lee Greenawalt. Friends will be received in the Brooks Funeral Home, 406 East Washington, Mt. Pleasant on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the hour of funeral services in the funeral home with Rev. Henry Landis officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlick Cemetery, Bullskin Twp.


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, Monday, February 28, 2000

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Alice 'Jean' GREENE (1914-2009)

   Alice "Jean" Greene, age 95 of Grindstone, Pa., died Wednesday, April 29, 2009 in Hillside Manor Personal Care Home, Uniontown, Pa. She was born January 7, 1914 in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa., daughter of Charles and Mary (Fultz) Baker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jay W. Greene, a son William J. Greene, two brothers: C. William "Bill" Baker and Thomas H. "Hub" Baker and a sister Marjorie Baker Mason. Jean graduated in 1932 from the now former Redstone High School in Republic, Pa. She was a member of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Brownsville, Pa.

   Jean is survived by two children: her daughter Barbara Greene Reames and husband James of Springfield, Va., her son Mark D. Greene and wife Denise of Smock, Pa.; five grandsons: Jimmy Reames and his wife Nanette of Manassas, Va., Jeffrey Reames and his wife Sandie of Chattanooga, Tenn., Jason Greene of Smock, Pa., Matthew Greene of State College, Pa. and Brett Greene of Smock, Pa.; four great- grandchildren: Marinda, William and Ammie Reames of Manassas, Va. and Brannon Reames of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two dear sisters: Mary Louise Softcheck of Uniontown, Pa. and Helen Knupsky and husband Charles of Grindstone, Pa. and many special nieces, nephews and their families.

   Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., where the family will receive friends on Saturday, May 2 from 6 until 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 3 from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, May 4, 2009 from 10 until 11 a.m. followed by a service celebrating Jean's life with the Rev. Paul N. Frank, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.

   The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Hillside Manor Personal Care Home and to Albert Gallatin Hospice for their excellent care given to our mother during her stay at Hillside Manor. Memorial donations may be made to Albert Gallatin Hospice, 20 Highland Park Dr., Uniontown, Pa. 15401. Memorial emails may be sent to the family at memorials @ ferguson.com


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, May 1, 2009

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Clarence E. GREENE (1908-1968)

CLARENCE GREENE

   Clarence E. Greene, 59, of 274 East Wheeling St., Washington died suddenly at 6 p.m. Friday in the Washington Hospital. Born Oct. 6, 1908, in Yukon, he was the son of Charles and May Hitchcock Greene. He worked as an elevator operator in the Washington Trust Building, Washington. He was educated in the South Huntingdon Schools. He was married to Florence Tedrow Feb. 28, 1930 in Cumberland, Md. Besides his widow, he is survived by two sons, Clarence E. Greene Jr. of Yukon and Jack C. Greene of Washington; two daughters, Mrs. Harland (Roberta) Tarr of West Newton and Mrs. Susan Blacka of Morgantown, W.Va.; two sisters, Mrs. George Martin and Mrs. Lynn Hepeler, both of Belwood; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, June 1, 1968, page 13, column 6

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Helen A. Holub GREENE (1904-1995)

   Helen A. Holub Greene, 91, of Belleville, Ill., and formerly of Uniontown, Pa., died Saturday, Sept. 9, 1995, in Belleville. She was born May 10, 1904, in Smock, Pa., daughter of Thomas and Anna Holub. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Theodore O. Greene, and two sons, Donald and Gerald Greene. Mrs. Greene attended Christ Methodist Church in Fairview Heights, Ill., and was a member of Third Presbyterian Church in Uniontown and Eastern Star. She is survived by two sons, Robert Greene and his wife, Eleanor, of Uniontown and James Greene and his wife, Martha, of Farmington; a daughter with whom she resided, Charlotte Erneste and her husband, William, of Belleville, Ill.; 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and one great-great- grandchild. The family will receive friends in the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1995, from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m., the hour of service, with Rev. James R. Tweardy officiating. Interment will follow.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September 1995

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Garret T. GREENLAND ( -1853)

DIED

   Suddenly, on April 7th of Apoplexy, GARRET T. GREENLAND, Esq., a member of the bar of the County of Fayette. The bar have already taken the proper steps to express and perpetuate their high appreciation of the worth and virtues of their deceased brother; their profound regret at his death, and their deep sympathy with him family in the anguish of their bereavement. It remains only for the pen of individual friendship to give utterance to the painful emotions of the heart on the occasion of this inflective dispensation of an All-Wise Providence, and to draw a mournful and painful satisfaction by recalling to memory some of the many virtues of the deceased. The subject of this notice was a student at law in the Law Office of Messrs. Howell & Oliphant, Esq., with industry and intelligence. In 1847 he was admitted to practice as an Attorney at Law in the several Courts of this County. At the bar, as in his ordinary and common intercourse with society, he was distinguished for his modest deportment, great kindness of heart, and spotless integrity of character. He was frank, candid and honest in all his relations in life. At the bar he was esteemed, respected and beloved. In the world at large he had many, very many friends, and no enemies. As a son and as a brother, the swelling and throbbing hearts of his mother and family bear painful but abundant testimony of his great excellence in these relations. Their souls have been called upon to pass through the dark waters of affliction, but in the memory of his virtues they may draw consolation, and in the hope of meeting him again in the spirit land they will derive comfort.      H.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 14, 1853, Vol. 2, No. 1, page 3, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Harry Clay GREENWOOD ( -1926)

HARRY CLAY GREENWOOD

   Harry Clay Greenwood, aged 22, died at his home at Searights, Wednesday night, May 12, 1926, at 8:50 p.m. following a lengthy illness. Leakage of the heart and complications caused death. He is survived by his wife, Frances, his mother, Mrs. Amanda Edwards and a sister, Mrs. A.S. Leeper. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. R. G. Manley, this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the Greenwood home. Interment will be in Redstone cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 14, 1926, page 9, column 1

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John W. GREENWOOD (1918-1994)

   John W. Greenwood, 76, of Belle Vernon and a native of Fellsburg, died Friday in Jeannette District Memorial Hospital, Jeannette. He is survived by three sons, James R. Greenwood of Ellsworth, Clifford D. Greenwood of Utica, Mich., and Gary W. Greenwood of West Newton; a daughter, Carol Greenwood of Alexandria, Va.; four grandchildren; three brothers, his twin brother James Greenwood, and Benjamin Greenwood both of Belle Vernon, and Jesse Clifford Greenwood of Monessen; four sisters, Lois Greenwood of West Newton, Ruth Greenwood of Elizabeth, Mrs. Harriet Sleith of West Newton, and Mrs. Juanita Harry of Boca Raton, Fla.; and a number of nieces and nephews. Visitation and interment were private. Arrangements were under direction of Joseph W. Nickels Funeral Home Inc., 404 Sewickley Ave., Herminie.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–December 10, 1918
   Died—–December 30, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1995

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Chester GREER (1961-2010)

   Chester Greer, 49 of Smithfield, PA died December 8, 2010. He was born April 11, 1961. Surviving are his mother Iva Lea Greer, his wife Sheila Rae Greer, 4 children, Jessica, Melissa, Matthew and Nicole Greer, 2 grandchildren, Jacob and Chloe and 5 siblings, Judith Ann Edwards, Debbie Tatarka, Linda Greer, Cathy Conn and Michael Greer. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the JEROME W. SHELL


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Friday, December 10, 2010

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William G. GREER (1938-2012)

Greer, G. William, 73
Connellsville

G. William "Bill" Greer, 73, of Connellsville, died Thursday, March 8, 2012, at his home. He was born Sept. 9, 1938, in South Connellsville, a son of the late Hillary S. and Nannie Lewis Greer. Bill was a graduate of Connellsville High School, where he was a member of the high school swim team. He was retired from the Anchor Hocking Cap plant, where he was employed for more than 30 years. He was a former member of the Army Reserve and a member of the South Connellsville Rod and Gun Club. Bill was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt and he also raised water fowl. He is survived by his wife, Sheila O'Brien Greer; three sons. William Guy Greer and his wife, Dorothy, and their children, Matthew and Tyler, of State College, Robert Greer and his wife, Robin, and their children, Desiree and Andrew, of Tampa, Fla., and Glenn Greer, of Tampa, Fla.; and a sister, OzeIla Roy and her husband, Joseph, of Connellsville. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, H.S. and Glenn Greer; and a sister, Genevine Yezek. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Monday in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Robert Lubic as celebrant. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, March 10, 2012

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Glen G. GREER (1927-1996)

   Glen G. (Scotch) Greer, 69, of South Connellsville died Tuesday, October 15, 1996, in Highland Hospital, Connellsville. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Joseph (Ozella) Roy, of Connellsville; a brother, William Greer, of Connellsville, and a brother-in-law, Stanley Yezek of Mt. Pleasant. Friends will be received in the Brooks Funeral Home, 111 East Green Street, Connellsville, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 today and until 11 a.m. Friday.

Notes from contributor:
   Born—–June 30, 1927, South Connellsville
   Buried–Green Ridge Cemetery
   Father–Hilary S. Greer
   Mother–Nannie O. Lewis Greer


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1996

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John GREGA ( -1956)

JOHN GREGA

   John Grega, 85, of Wick Haven, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday in Connellsville State Hospital. He had lived at Wick Haven for 45 years. Surviving are a son, John Jr. of Wick Haven, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The body is at the Blair funeral home at Perryopolis. The funeral service will be held at the First Christian Church there at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Stephen Hurnyak, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church of Charleroi, officiating. Interment will take place in Mount Washington Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 9, 1956, page 2, column 6

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bullet Aaron GREGG died in 1856. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

At his residence in Carmichaels, Greene Co., Pa., of congestion of the lungs, on the morning of the 23d February, Mr. Aaron Gregg in the 65th year of his age.
The Genius of Liberty., Uniontown, Pa., March 6, 1856


Thomas GREGG, Sr. Stone  ( -1854)

DIED

   At his residence in Connellsville on Wednesday the 4th inst., of Palsy, Mr. Thomas Gregg, Sr., aged about 75 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 12, 1854, Vol. II, No. 40, page 3, column 4

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet William C. GREGG died in 1854. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

For the Genius of Liberty
Tribute of Respect
At a regular meeting of the Gen. Worth Lodge, No 386, I.O.of O.F., held Saturday evening, 19th August, a committee was appointed to draft resolutions of respect and condolence on the recent death of Bro. Wm. C. Gregg, a member of this Lodge. The committee reported as follows, which was adopted by the unanimous voice of the Lode:—
(resolutions omitted)
JOS. T. M'CORMIC,
J.M. DUSHANE, } Committee.
JNO. BISHOP,
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Aug. 31, 1854.


Thomas GREGOR (1912-1994)

   Thomas Gregor, 81, formerly of Uniontown, Pa., died Saturday, Sept. 3, 1994 in the Skyview Nursing Home, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born Dec. 2, 1912, in Shamrock, Pa., son of the late Andrew and Susan Sydle Gregor. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers: Frank, Steve, Joseph, and Charles Gregor. He was a former coal miner and a W.W. II veteran. Surviving are two sisters: Agnes Kolat and Victoria Marcinko, both of Uniontown, Pa.; and a brother, George Gregor of Detroit, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. A private Blessing service for family members will be held today at 12:30 p.m. in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, Pa. with Rev. Msgr. Andrew Chupela officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Macrina Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa. Military services will be held at graveside by the VFW Post 47.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September 1994

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Bennett Maurice GREGORY ( -1997)

   Colorado University Boulder assistant running backs coach Bennett “Ben” Maruice Gregory, 50, of 1203 South Riverbend Court, Superior, Colo., and formerly of Uniontown, Pa., died suddenly Thursday evening, April 10, 1997, in Porter Care Hospital Avista, Louisville, Colo. He is survived by his mother, Allegra Gregory of Pittsburgh, pa.; his wife whom he married August 19, 1967, Bonnie Moon Gregory; daughter, Brooke Gregory of Denver, Colo.; son, Morgan Gregory of Lincoln, Neb.; and two grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held Monday, April 14, at 4 p.m. in Coors C. U. Events Center, one block west and one block south of the intersection of Colorado Avenue and Highway 36 on the Colorado University campus. Services will conclude at the Events Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder, Colo.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April 1997

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Mary E. GRENA (1913-2003)

   Mary E. Grena, 90, of Smock, Pa., died Monday, December 15, 2003, in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born on July 30, 1913, in Czechoslovakia, the daughter of the late Steve and Mary Smelko Kuhar. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Michael T. Grena, Jr.; brothers, John, Francis, Steve, Joseph and Edward Kuhar; and a sister, Margaret Sindrich. She is survived by three children, Dolores Matchey of Smock, Pa., Robert Grena of Herndon, Va., and George Grena of Vienna, Va.; four grandchildren, Dana, Rob, Georgia and George Michael; a sister, Theresa Greyhosky of Cokesburg, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Eva Kuhar of Bentleyville, Pa.; loving friends, Debbie, Diane, Ginger, Joni, Gina, and Jim; and special friends Lela Pipper and Betty Zaksek. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME. 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa. today from 6 to 9 p.m., where a prayer service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Fr. John Sedlak as celebrant. Interment will be in LaFayette Memorial Park. A Vigil Service will be held today at 8:30 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 16, 2003

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Edna Mae Burchick GRESH (1924-2002)

   Edna Mae Burchick Gresh, 77, of Hiller, Pa., died peacefully on Wednesday, August 21, 2002, at home. She was born December 2, 1924, in Thompson Two, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of Tom Burchick and Helen Wanto Burchick.

   Her husband, Andrew F. "Butch" Gresh, sister, Mamie Burchick, and parents preceded her in death. She is survived by three children: Andrew F. "Butch" Gresh and wife, Brenda, of Rhode Island, Andrea and husband Joseph Sawyers, Hiller, Pa., and Tom Gresh and wife Charmaine, Hiller, Pa.; four grandsons: Joe Sawyers, Jim Sawyers, Andrew Gresh, Steven Gresh; great grandson, Ryan; great granddaughter, Brittany; her dog, Ace; and brothers: Tom Burchick and Jack Burchick both of Maxwell, Pa.

   Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, Pa., today from 2 to 9 p.m. where a Prayer Service will be held Friday, August 23, at 9 a.m. A Funeral Mass follows at 9:30 a.m. in The Historic Church of St. Peter in Brownsville, Pa., with Rev. Fr. Vincent Gigliotti as celebrant. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill.


©The Herald Standard 2002, Uniontown, PA, August, 2002

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John G. GRESH ( -2011)

   John G. Gresh, 89 years, of Brownsville, Pennsylvania died Thursday, February 17, 2011 in Uniontown Hospital. He was the son of Vasil and Mary Busovnys Gresh. John was a Veteran of World War II who served in the United States Navy on the USS South Dakota.

   John was predeceased by his parents; brothers, William, George, Pete; and sister, Ann. He is survived by his wife, Helen M. Locko Gresh; three sons: John J. Gresh and wife Debbie, South Amherst, Ohio, Richard M. Gresh, Uniontown, Pennsylvania and Gary F. Gresh and his wife Pam of Brownsville, Pennsylvania; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; and three sisters: Marge Smith, Mary Juras and Lillian Deyervyelle all of Florida.

   Friends will be received in SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, today from 2 to 7 where a Panachida Service will be held on Monday, February 21, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy will follow at 10 a.m. in Saint Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Brownsville, with Rev. Father Jerome G. Botsko as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Saint Nicholas Cemetery where Full Military Rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 295, 940 and 838. Parastas Service will be held in the Funeral Home today at 6 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, February 20, 2011

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Peter G. GRESH (1923-2006)

   Peter G. Gresh, 83, of Waterford, Mich., passed away on Monday, September 25, 2006. He was born on June 23, 1923, in Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., son of the late Charles (Vasil) and Mary Busovny Gresh. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy, and was retired from Dendix Aviation Corporation, Detroit, Mich.

   He is survived by a brother, John Gresh, of Brownsville, Pa.; three sisters: Margaret Smith, of Lakeland, Fla., Mary Jura, of Gainesville, Fla., Lillian DeLeruyelle, of Lake Wales, Fla., many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, William and George, and a sister, Ann Mackinack.

   A Private Service for family members will be held under the direction of the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, September 29, 2006

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William J. GRESH, Jr. (1938-2009)

   William J. Gresh, Jr., 71, of San Diego, California, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, in the VCSD Medical Center, San Diego. He was born April 1, 1938, in Pennsylvania, the only son of the late William and Barbara Koki Gresh Sr. Mr. Gresh was a 1957 graduate of East Bethlehem High School and a veteran of the United States Army and had been a deliveryman for construction materials in San Diego. He was a longtime member of the St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church of Brownsville and also attended a Byzantine Catholic Church in Fontana, California.

   He is survived by one uncle, John Gresh of Hiller; three aunts: Marge Smith, Lillian Delervyelle and Mary Juras all of Fla.; his Godmother, Helen Evosevich of Fredericktown; caretakers: Jeffery and Eliz Zebrosky and several cousins.

   Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. today, April 30, in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, 42 Bank Street at Crawford Road, Fredericktown, where Prayers will be said Friday May 1, 2009, at 9:15 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. in the St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Brownsville, with the Rev. Jerome Botsko officiating. Interment will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Brownsville. A Parastas Service will be held today at 7 p.m. in the Funeral Home.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, April 30, 2009

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Mary E. GRESSLY (1905-1996)

   Mary E. Gressly, 91, a life-long resident of Ruffsdale R.D. 1 died Saturday, Feb. 24, in Murray Manor, Murrysville, Pa. She is survived by a brother, Paul Gressly, of West Newton and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Beatty-Rich Funeral Home Inc., Route 136, Madison, pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional viewing will be held in Kingdom Mission Church, Gressly Road, South Huntingdon Township, on Wednesday from 12 to 2 p.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–February 9, 1905
   Died—–February 24, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1996

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Joseph R. GREYNO ( -1996)

   Joseph R. Greyno, 73, of Leisenring, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1996, in Highlands Hospital. Friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, today from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., where a blessing service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. Peter Peretti as celebrant. Interment will follow in Alverton Cemetery, Alverton.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September 1996

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Frances E. Victor GRGETICH (1929-1995)

   Frances E. Victor Grgetich, 66, of North Olmstead, Ohio, and a native of Smithfield, Pa., died Sunday in her home. She is survived by her husband, Floyd J. Grgetich; daughters, Mrs. Deborah Grgetich Wykoff and husband, Robert, and Judy Grgetich; grandsons, James Wykoff and Anthony Grgetich; sisters and brothers, Mildred Mayhle of Seattle, Wash., Elsie Capanna of Masontown, Pa., Virginia Cramer, Edwin Victor, and Iona Mullen all of Smithfield, Pa., Grace Kluska of Willowick, Ohio, Clifford Victor of Smithfield, Pa., Robert Victor of Elyria, Ohio, William Victor of Baltimore, M.; sister-in-law, Josephine Kluska; brothers-in-law, Lester Gregg and John Grgetich. She was the beloved aunt of 33 nieces and nephews and 57 great- nieces and great-nephews, and loyal friend to many. Visitation will be held at the Kacirek Funeral Home, 29060 Lorain Road, North Olmsted, Ohio, where friends may call today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in North Olmsted’s Sunset Memorial Park.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–February 20, 1929
   Died—–June 18, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

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Susan Jobes GRIBBLE (1878-1967)

GRIBBLE, SUSAN JOBES— Age 88 years, of Grindstone, Pa., died suddenly, Saturday evening, March 25, 1967, at 10:45 PM, in the Uniontown Hospital. She was the widow of Edward M. Gribble, who predeceased her March 29, 1954. She was born June 13, 1878, in Fayette Co., Pa., the daughter of the late Winfield S. and Mary Inks Jobes and was a member of the Grindstone Christian Church. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Kathleen Cramer, Brownsville, Robert, of Grindstone, Chester of Traverse City, Mich., and Eugene of Romulus, Michigan; fifteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren; the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Emma McClelland, and Mrs. George (Hertha) Bowlin, both of Uniontown, Mrs. Grace Mowl, Washington, Pa., Mrs Ethyl Walters, Wilkinsburg, Pa., Mrs. Jessie Whetzel, Atlanta, Georgia, Virgil Jobes, McKinney, Texas, Oliver Jobes, Orwell, Ohio and Mrs. Alice Stamford, McKeesport, Pa. She was predeceased by three children: Cecil, Mrs Wilma Cook and Kenneth. The family will receive friends in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem, today and Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 PM, and until Wednesday at 1:30 PM, the hour of service. Rev. A. J. McCloy will officiate. Burial will follow in the Salem View Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 27, 1967, page 21, column 7

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bullet Thomas Ira GRIBBLE died in 1932. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

Morning Herald March 12, 1932
For Many years a prominent resident of Redstone township, Thomas Ira Gribble, 56, died at 7:30 a.m., Friday, March 11, 1932, in the family residence, National Pike East of Brownsville. Death was due to complications. Surviving are; his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Keffer Gribble to whome he was married February 7, 1896; eight children, Homer L., West Brownsville; Mrs. Frances Hertsog, at home; Mrs. Rebecca Swogger, Brownsville; William E., West Brownsville; Mrs. Hilda Freeman, Rowes Run; Alice, Georgianna and Thomas I., Jr., all at home; 17 grandchildren; one brother Edward Gribble, of Rowes Run. One sister, Mrs. Lola Jefferies, of Menallen township , preceded him in death about three years ago. He was a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics of Merrittstown. Funeral services will be conducted in the home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. H.W. Jamison, Pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church, Brownsville, will officiate. Burial in Redstone cemetery


Eleanor J. GRICHECK (1928-2011)

Eleanor J. Gricheck
Everson

Eleanor J. Balgosky Gricheck, 83, formerly of Everson, died Friday afternoon, May 20, 2011, in Scottdale Manor and Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 10, 1928, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Andrew and Agnes M. (Ferencuha) Balgosky, who died May 18, 1993, and June 12, 1993, respectively. Eleanor was a loving mother, grandmother and sister to her family. She was a devout Catholic and longtime member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Everson, and the Church St. Joseph Society and Guild. She was also a member of the Everson Polish American Club, Ladies Auxiliary and former member of the Everson Senior Citizens Organization. Eleanor's memories will forever remain in the hearts of her loving children, Thomas E. Gricheck Jr. and wife, Cynthia, of Norvelt, Susan C. Zieger and husband, Dennis, of Scottdale, and James R. Gricheck and wife, Marie, of Scottdale; her dear grandchildren, Lauren, Bryan and Allison Gricheck, Kristin and Brian Pritts, Kaitlin Zieger, Scott Gricheck and Kelly, Justin Gricheck and Heather Stefan and husband, Clayton; her two great-grandchildren, Abby Gricheck and Brock Pritt; and her brothers, Bernard P. Balgosky, of Mt. Pleasant, and William J. Balgosky and wife, Ann, of Everson. In addition to her parents, Eleanor will once again be reunited with her husband of 56 years, Thomas E. Gricheck Sr., who died Aug. 20, 2005. Eleanor's family will greet friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 West Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. Prayers of Transfer will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, followed by her funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Everson, with her pastor, the Rev. John A. Sedlak, as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, Everson. The St. Joseph Society will recite the Rosary at 1:45 p.m. Monday and a parish wake service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, both in the funeral home. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send condolences or obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, May 23, 2011

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Thomas E. GRICHECK, Jr. ( -2005)

Thomas E. Gricheck Sr.
Everson

Thomas E. Gricheck Sr., 77, of Jones Street, Everson, died peacefully early Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, in his residence, with his family by his side. Thomas' family will greet friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. A blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, followed by his funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Everson. Committal services and interment will follow in St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, Everson, with full military honors accorded at the gravesite by the Scottdale Veterans Association. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send condolences or obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, August 22, 2005

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bullet Lucy Johns GRIER obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Johns Grier, former Uniontown resident, who was critically injured in an ??? ...home, Detroit, Mich., where the Griers have made their home for a number of years.
Following the service, the body was placed in a vault to remain until Mr. Grier, husband of deceased, who was seriously injured in the same accident, is able to return.  Burial will take place in Detroit.
Notification by telephone last Thursday advised relatives that Mr. Grier is much improved and regarded out of danger.  Mrs. Jesse T. Harper, daughter of the Griers, left Sunday night to be with her father, a patient in St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona.
According to word received here, Mr. Grier suffered fractures of the ribs and brain concussion.
Mrs. Grier, who was 48 years old, had been in Phoenix since Christmas, having gone there to be near her 16-year-old son John, III, who is studying with a tutor on a ranch near that city.  She was making her residence at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, and was joined there several days ago by her husband, who has visited her several times during her western stay.
According to an Associated Press dispatch, the accident occurred when the Grier car, enroute to Phoenix, collided on a mountain road with a machine driven by Donald Stelcher, of Desert Center, Calif. Members of the family here said they believed the couple were returning from the races at Santa Anita Park at the time.  First word to the family came from the son's tutor, who had incomplete details.
Mrs. Grier was a member of the board of directors of the Colony Town Club, 7850 Jefferson avenue, east, Detroit, in which the couple kept an apartment, and of the Women's City Club of Detroit and the Fine Arts Society.  She was the former Lucy Jones, of Uniontown.
The Griers went to Detroit in 1919 from Pittsburgh when Grier became associated with Keane-Higbie & Co.  He subsequently was named vice president and became manager of the New York office.  He returned in 1925 to become vice president of the new Guardian Trust Co. and president of the Guardian-Detroit Co., vice president and director of the Guardian Detroit Bank and a director of the Union Guardian Trust Co.  At this time he also was an executive officer and director of the Guardian-Detroit Union Group.
Early in 1932 Mr. and Mrs. Grier returned from a long stay in Europe and Grier founded the investment banking firm which he now heads.
In addition to Mrs. Harper, and the son, John, Mrs. Grier leaves another daughter, Mary Ann, a graduate last year in the Kingswood School and now a student at the Pine Manor Junior College in Wellesley, Mass.
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Sadie GRIFFEY (1907-1997)

GRIFFEY, SADIE— Friends will be received in the James D. Barnett Funeral Home, 196 West Main St., Uniontown, today from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Dr. Gary Herring officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–September 11, 1907
   Died—–February 11, 1997


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, February, 1997

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Alva L. GRIFFIN ( -1997)

Alva L. Griffin

   Alva L. Griffin, 63, of 2200 Mountain Laurel Lane, Martinsburg, W. Va., formerly of Port Orange, Fla., and a native of Marshville, N.C., passed away Thursday, April 10, 1997, in City Hospital, Martinsburg, W. Va. He is survived by his wife, Irene Frances Korintus Griffin; children; John Thomas “Tom” Griffin and wife, Terri, and Julianne Griffin both of Martinsburg, W. Va., and Mrs. Colleen Griffin Tubbs of Daytona Beach, Fla.; a brother, James C. Griffin and wife, Joan, of Ormond Beach, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 19, at noon. Arrangements are under direction of the Rosedale Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W. Va.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Friday, April 11, 1997

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Anna Arabelle GRIFFIN (1880-1950)

Obituary is typed as published. Age and birth/death dates do not correspond.

GRIFFIN, ANNA ARABELLE— aged 80, of Dilliner, died Sunday morning, June 11, 1950, in her home, following an extended illness. Born February 19, 1880, a daughter of Levi and Ann Stewart Titus. She was predeceased by her husband, Jasper Griffin, and one son, George Griffin. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lydia Brewer and two sons, James L. and Lottie L. Griffin all of Dilliner. Friends are being received in the late home where services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, June 13, at 2:30, with Rev. Joseph Fleshman officiating. Interment will be in the Wolfe cemetery, under the direction of the Conn Funeral Home, Pt. Marion.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 12, 1950, page 3, column 1

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Charles GRIFFIN (1720-1818)

CHARLES GRIFFIN’S BURIAL PLACE

   Charles Griffin is buried at Outcrop, Springhill Township on the David Morgan farm, near the Stone Mansion, about 300 yards south. His stone reads “Died July 5, 1818 aged 98 yrs 6 mo.” By Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Hutchinson, Pennsylvania Genealogical Comm. 1941, Volume I, 1932-34, page 105. The other markers were down and the cemetery was later destroyed by a coal company. Miss Burchinal suggested we include this in case any of this family is looking for information on Charles Griffin. She says that David Morgan is her ancestor and she cannot find his grave and believes he may have been buried on the farm. (born Jan 1720 penciled on document)


Pennsylvania State Library, Fayette County Collection,
Reference Number G929.374835 D265 V.4 G78M

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Dorothy F. GRIFFIN (1935-2007)

   Dorothy F. Griffin, 71, of Vanderbilt, Fayette County, Pa., died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born Oct. 30, 1935, in Dunbar Township, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of Laura A. Williams Fulton, of Vanderbilt, and the late Roy J. Fulton. Dorothy was a graduate of the Dunbar Township High School, Class of 1953. She continued her education at the West Penn Hospital School of Nursing and received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing Education from California State College, now California University of Pennsylvania. Dorothy was also a Certified Nurse Administrator. She was employed at Connellsville State General Hospital, now Highlands Hospital, for 38 years and she served as Director of Nursing for over 20 years. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Lung Association, and the Vo-Tech School Advisory Board, and she was a member of the Curfew Grange. Dorothy was also a longtime member of the East Liberty Presbyterian Church, in Vanderbilt. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 49 1/2 years, James M. Griffin; one son, Kenneth R. Griffin and his wife, Kristen, of White Lake, Mich.; one daughter, Debra G. Bernard and her husband, Jim, of Chesterfield, Mich.; five grandchildren, Kyle and Kelsey Griffin and Amanda, Austin and Kayla Bernard; one sister, Twila J. Williams, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa.; and one brother, Ronald J. Fulton and his wife, Nancy, of Mertztown, Pa. Friends will be received from 3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday, in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa. Additional viewing will take place from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., the Hour of Services Saturday, in the East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Vanderbilt, with Pastor H. David McElroy, officiating. Interment will follow in the Bowman-Flatwoods Cemetery, Flatwoods, Fayette County, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Highlands Hospital, Connellsville, the East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Vanderbilt, or to the American Lung Association, in memory of Dorothy F. Griffin.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Friday, August 17, 2007


Vanderbilt Woman Thrown From Car In Rt. 119 Crash Dies
By Josh Krysak, Herald-Standard

   A Vanderbilt woman, ejected from the vehicle she was driving on Route 119 in Bullskin Township Sunday evening, died at a Pittsburgh Hospital Wednesday. State police reported Dorothy F. Griffin, 71, was traveling south on Route 119 when her minivan and a car driven by Kelly Stewart of Mount Pleasant collided. Police said Griffin was not wearing a seat belt. Griffin was flown by medical helicopter to UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital, where she later died as a result of her injuries.

   Griffin worked for 38 years as a nurse at Highlands Hospital in Connellsville and served as the director of nursing for more than 20 years. "Dorothy was warm and honest and a friend," Francis Mongell, coordinator of special procedures at Highlands Hospital said Friday. "I knew her since I started at the hospital in the 1960s. She started as a co-worker and then went on to director and she was just fantastic." Mongell, who has worked as a nurse at the hospital for 36 years, said that Griffin was always working to keep the hospital "up-to-date" with the latest technologies and working to keep the nurses doing everything they could to fulfill their potential. "She didn't tolerate mistakes, but she was always there to help," Mongell said. He said Griffin retired from the hospital in the late 1990s. Mongell said Griffin was also busy away from work, donating her time to many in the community. She was a member of the board of directors for the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Lung Association, a member of the Fayette County Area Vocational-Technical School advisory board and a member of Curfew Grange. The Brooks Funeral Home in Connellsville is handing funeral arrangements


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, August 18, 2007


A Mount Pleasant Woman Was Sentenced To 23 Months Of
Intermediate Punishment For Homicide By Vehicle.

   As part of her sentence, handed down Wednesday, Kelly Stewart will serve 18 months of that time on house arrest. Stewart, 36, was driving 72 mph on Route 119 northbound in Bullskin Township when her vehicle crossed the median and hit a car driven by Dorothy F. Griffin, 71, of Vanderbilt. The speed limit in that area of Route 119 is 55 mph. The intermediate punishment program allows Stewart to avoid serving time behind bars, but requires a combination of house arrest and probationary-type supervision. Both prosecutors and Stewart's attorney indicated that Griffin's family agreed to the plea deal. Griffin, the former director of nursing at Highlands Hospital in Connellsville, was thrown from her vehicle in the accident on Aug. 12, 2007. She later died in a Pittsburgh hospital. Police said Griffin was driving southbound on Route 119. Stewart pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle in February. She also pleaded guilty to summary offenses of reckless driving, driving over a road divider and exceeding the speed limit by 17 mph. She also reportedly told police she was taking prescription medication that clouded her memory. State police Trooper Russell D. Freed charged Stewart more than one year after the accident.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, April 17, 2009

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Dorothy Jane Provance GRIFFIN (1928-2010)

   Dorothy Jane Provance Griffin, 81, of Dilliner, Pa., died peacefully Monday, July 19, 2010 in the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. Born Sept. 26, 1928 in Point Marion, she was a daughter of the late Frank L. and Martha Barr Provance.

   A 1945 graduate of Point Marion High School, she was a devoted Christian lady, and a member of the Faith Connection Church in Poland Mines. She loved to make her delicious homemade jellies and jams, which she enjoyed giving to her family and many friends.

   Surviving are her three children and their spouses, Robert and Lois Griffin of Dilliner, Darlene Sue and James March of Campobello, South Carolina, and Timothy and Tammie Griffin of Dilliner; seven grandsons, Robert “B.J.” Griffin, Jr. and wife Laura of Abingdon, Maryland, Joshua and Joseph March of Campobello, and Jordan, Tanner, Evan and Owen Griffin, all of Dilliner; a great-grandson, River March of Campobello; and a number of nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Anita Griffin Cooke of Morgantown, W.Va.

   Her loving husband of 56 years, Alfred Griffin passed away on Nov. 16, 2007. She was the last of her immediate family, having been predeceased by four brothers, Frank, Howard, Charles and Glen Provance; and four sisters, Sarah Salmon, Nancy Lee Galeotta, Lee Ann Conn and Cora Eberhart.

   Friends will be received in the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion on Friday from 2 - 4 and 7 – 9 p.m., and Saturday, July 24, 2010, until 1:00 P.M., the hour of service, with Rev. Joe Eicholtz and Rev. David Riggleman officiating. Entombment follows in Greene County Memorial Park, Jefferson, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, July 22, 2010

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bullet Eliza J. GRIFFIN died in 1922. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

At her home in Chanute, Kansas, Mrs. Eliza J. Griffin, wife of C. A. Griffin, and daughter of Samuel and Susan Frank, deceased, fell asleep in Jesus, February 24, 1922.  After a lingering and painful illness, surrounded by loved ones she laid down her burden at the foot of the Cross.  In early life she gave her heart to the Savior to whom she has ever shown the sincerest devotion.  Her purity of life and nobility of character are a precious heritage to the dear ones left behind.  Besides her husband, C.A. Griffin, she leaves two sons, Ira, of Chanute, Bert, of Oklahoma and a daughter, Nellie Pearl at home.  Her sisters, Mrs. Luther Wheeler, of Deer Park, Maryland, Mrs. Harry Zimmerman, of Cameron, W.Va., and a brother, Dr. W. H. Franks, of Chicago, also survive.  Mr. and Mrs. Griffin were both born and reared near Old Frame this county.  They went to seek their fortunes in the west in 1869, where they have since resided.  On September 22, 1918 they celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary.  During the years that have intervened since leaving their childhood home they have made several visits to this county and their many relatives and friends here.


bullet Elsie Humbert GRIFFIN died in 1918. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)

Mrs Charles E ( Elsie) Humber Griffin died Thursday night, Columbia hospital, Wilkinsburg. She was the daughter of Anna Clara Humbert.  Buried in Morgantown.
Daily Courier, Thurs,  Nov 21, 1918, page 2


Isabella GRIFFIN Stone  ( -1870)

Newpaper image is poor quality. Transcription may not be exact.

DIED

   GRIFFIN— August 21th, Mrs. Isabella Griffin, consort of John Griffin, aged 34 years. Her remains were interred in the old Frame Church, August 29th.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 8, 1870, Vol. III, No. 35, page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart


John GRIFFIN Stone  ( -1865)

DEATHS

  GRIFFIN— Nov. 25Th, 1865, near Smithfield, Pa., of Dropsy, Mr. John Griffin, aged 80 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, November 30, 1865, Vol. V, No. 43, page 2, column 6

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Margaret GRIFFIN died in 1870. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

Griffin-At Smithfield Pa., Oct. 5th, of dysentery, Miss Margaret Rigging, aged 75 yrs, 2 months and 22 days.
The Genius of Liberty, Oct. 27, 1870


Samuel J. GRIFFIN ( -1862)

DIED

   Jan. 12th, of consumption, Mr. Samuel J. Griffin, of this place, aged about 40 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, January 30, 1862, Vol. I, No. 52, page 5, column 2

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Charles A. GRIFFITH died in 1932. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Charles A. Griffith, aged 74 years, of 60 Kerr street, died Friday afternoon, November 18, 1932, at 1:30 after several years illness.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Zadie Shirer Griffith and two children:  Charles A. and Mrs. Harry Whetsel of Uniontown.  Brief funeral services will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Dr. C. J. Whitlatch officiating.  Burial in Addison cemetery.
(Herald - Nov 19, 1932)


Helen Maynard Jenkins GRIFFITH (1929-2000)

Helen Jenkins Griffith

Helen Maynard Jenkins Griffith, 70, of Masontown, Pa., passed away Saturday, February 26, 2000, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born March 6, 1929, in McClellandtown, Pa., daughter of James Maynard and Ruie Ellison Maynard. Preceded in death by her first husband, Orel Jenkins, her second husband, Albert Griffith, three brothers, Kenneth Maynard, Harold Maynard, and Oliver Maynard, and her parents. She is survived by three children: Rikki Jenkins of Pittsburgh, Pa., Michele Jenkins of Cape Canaveral, Fla., and Orel Jenkins of Orlando, Fla.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Edith Coffman of McClellandtown, Pa.; brothers: Charles Maynard of Granada Hills, Calif., James Maynard of Cleveland, Ohio, and George Maynard of Parma, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews. A graveside Memorial Service will be held at Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown, Pa., on Wednesday, March 1, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Douglas J. Essinger-Hileman will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under direction of the H. DAVID McELROY FUNERAL HOME, corner of Main and Blaine streets, McClellandtown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, February, 2000

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bullet John H. GRIFFITH died in 1861. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

MAN FROZEN.—We are informed that a single man, by the name of John H. Griffith, aged about 25 years, was frozen to death near Mt. Braddock station, on Thursday night last.
The Genius of Liberty., Uniontown, Pa., February 14, 1861.


Pearl GRIFFITH ( -1971)

Mrs. Griffith
Passes Away

   Mrs. Pearl Griffith, 72, formerly of Point Marion and Uniontown, died yesterday in Suburban Hospital at Bethesda, Md., after a short illness. She was the wife of Brig. Gen. Paul H. Griffith, who went on from Lafayette Post 51 here to become national commander of the American Legion, and who also served as a U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense. Surviving in addition to her husband are two children, Mrs. Nancy Sweeney and Paul H. Griffith Jr., both of Potomac, Md.; six grandchildren; and one brother, J. D. Jennewine of Cincinnati, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Dowlers Funeral Home, Wisconsin Ave., Washington, D.C., and burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery at Washington.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November 29, 1971, page 1, column 4,
continued to page 6, column 7

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Robert E. GRIFFITH ( -1994)

   Robert E. Griffith, 67, of Confluence, died July 6, 1994 at home. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Miller Griffith; six daughters: Barbara Sechler of Addison, Nancy Griffith, Donna Younkin, Ruth Woods, Carlene Beals, and Cinda Romesburg, all of Confluence; a son, James Griffith of Ursina; 12 grandchildren; one great granddaughter; a sister, Ruth McKenzie of Oakland, Md.; and a brother, Hobert Griffith of Friendsville, Md. Friends will be received in the Humbert Funeral Home, Confluence, today from 2 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July 1994

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bullet Samuel Alva GRIFFITH died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Samuel Alva Griffith, 62, died Monday, July 6, 1931, at his home in Washington township, near Fayette City.  He is survived by his widow and two daughters, Mrs. J. V. Wickerham of Monongahela, and Miss Anna, at home.
The funeral will be solemnized this afternoon with a brief service at the late residence at 2 o'clock followed by additional services at Little Redstone Methodist Episcopal church.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.
(Herald - July 8, 1931)


Sarah GRIFFITH ( -1844)

   DIED— At Detroit, at the residence of her brother, Major Thomas Rowland, on the 29th July, Mrs. Sarah Griffith, of Uniontown, in the 53d year of her age.


Uniontown Democrat and Fayette County Advertiser, Uniontown, PA, August 20, 1844, Vol. VIII, No. 1, page 3, column 4

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Sarah Elizabeth GRIFFITH died in 1857. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

On Saturday, June 27, Miss Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of William and Ellen Griffith, aged 18 (?) years 2 months and 6 days.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa., July 16, 1857


Shirley L. GRIFFITH (1880-1964)

SHIRLEY L. GRIFFITH

   Shirley L. Griffith, 83, of 30 Carson St., Speers, died yesterday at 3:56 p.m. in Charleroi-Monessen Hospital. Mr. Griffith was born in Hamilton, Ind., May 28, 1880. He was a member of Speers Methodist Church and the Oddfellows Lodge of Charleroi. A retired electrician he was a member of the A. F. of L. Local No. 5 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Surviving are his widow, Pearl Carl Griffith; two sons, Lewis S. of Warren, Ohio and Thomas C. of Speers; four daughters, Mrs. Harry (Edna) Godfrey of Speers, Mrs. Albert (Gertrude) Kissler of Belle Vernon, Mrs. Steve (Yvonne) Hoffman of Pricedale and Mrs. James (Doris) Hall of Speers Hill; a sister, Mrs. Vella Mertorff of Angola, Ind.; thirteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Jones, in May, 1961. Friends will be received at the Shelby D. Ferguson Funeral home; visiting hours are from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–May 28, 1880
   Died—–April, 1964


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1964

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Thomas Rowland GRIFFITH ( -1862)

DIED
(COMMUNICATED.)

   On the 18th inst., Thomas Rowland Griffith at New Lisbon, Ohio, aged 35 years.

   When a good man dies, the community and, the church sustains a loss, but when a good husband and father dies his family sustains an irreparable loss, a loss which reduces every fair hope to ashes, and casts a blight over the fondest anticipations of loving hearts. It is seldom that our community is called to give up a better citizen or a more exemplary man, or a stricken family a better husband and father, than Mr. T. R. Griffith, who departed this life at the residence of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Ann J. Begges, on the 18th instant. Mr. Griffith had many traits of character peculiar to himself, which marked him as a high-toned gentleman and an humble Christian. He was born near Uniontown, Pa., of pious parents, was early instructed in the great doctrines and duties of the religion of Jesus, and was a child of many prayers and deep christian solicitude, and I think I am safe in saying, he never disappointed the expectations of any, nor did he cast discredit upon that great living truth of religion, that if we "train up a child in the way he should go; when he is old he will not depart from it."

   It is not necessary here, when Mr. Griffith was so widely and so favorably known, to attempt a sketch of his life. He was a gentleman in his appearance, in his manners, in his intercourse with his fellow man, and in all his dealings. We also believe over all his life and pervading all his acts was the spirit of the religion of the "man of sorrows." He was frank and honest in the acknowledgment of the great truths and duties of religion, and from all we can learn was constant and devout before God. He had such an exhaled conception of the spirituality of the Christian's life and the nearness to Jesus which a professed Christian ought ever to possess, and making such high demands of those entering the Christian church, whilst at the same time he held such an humbling view of self, that he never saw his way clear to cast in his lot with the people of God, and enjoy the sealing ordinances of God's house. Yet, was his heart ever with God's 'hidden ones,' and his desire was to sit among them.

   In regard to his death there can be little doubt. Whilst-trembling at the thought of leaving his beloved wife and little daughters, and whilst all the warm sympathies of this life bound him to earth, "yet" said he, "if it be God's will that I should die, I am submissive; I am willing, and I think I am prepared." Expressing a deep sense of his own unworthiness and sinfulness, his only hope and trust were in the Savior's blood, which cleanseth from all iniquity, and is able to present before God the vilest sinner as faultless. This precious truth was to his soul as an anchor, both sure and steadfast, in the hour of death. When the chill waves of death began to roll over him, he found in the dear Savior his ark of safety.

   He is gone to rest; his rest from toil and sorrow, and sufferings, and tears and death; to his rest amid his redeemed friends on high; to his rest in the bosom of Jesus. "Who, who would live always away from his God Away from yon heaven, that blissful abode. Where the rivers of pleasure, flow o'er the bright plains And the noontide of glory eternally reigns." May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, may the love of God the Father, may the communion of the Holy Ghost, rest richly and abundantly upon the stricken widow; may God be a father to the fatherless, may sanctification be to all the afflicted, and may one glorious heaven be to all in the end.     O.M.TODD


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, December 4, 1862, Vol. II, No. 44, page 5, column 2

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Valerie A. GRIFFITH (1901-1996)

   Valerie A. Griffith, 95, of Uniontown, Pa., died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1996, in the Fayette Health Care Center. She was born Oct. 4, 1901, in Morgantown, W.Va., the daughter of the late Uriah and Elizabeth Frum Griffith. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by the following brothers and sisters, James Griffith, Mel Griffith, John Griffith, Dean Williams, Catherine Carpenter and Mayme Asiel. Miss Griffith was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Uniontown; and was formerly active in the Republican Women’s Club. She made her home with her sister and brother-in-law, George and Opal Saari, and the nephew she raised, George John Longanecker Saari of Uniontown. She is also survived by her other sister, Mary Longanecker of Morgantown, W.Va.; and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends in the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m., and on Friday, Dec. 13, 1996, from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. James P. Fogg Jr., and the Rev. Wilbur Rodkey officiating. Interment will follow.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December 1996

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Bernard 'Rock' V. GRIGLACK (1938-2004)

 Bernard (Rock) V. Griglack, 66, of Seatontown, Pa., passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2004, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Feb. 20, 1938, in New Salem, the son of the late Joseph and Mary Kasinec Griglack.
 In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Frances Abbott; and a brother, Joseph Griglack. Rock was a member of the St. Procopius Roman Catholic Church, retired from Super Value as a warehouseman with 30 years of service, and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Dorothy Shimko Griglack; three sons and a daughter, Vincent (Stoney) B. Griglack and his wife, Kelly of Uniontown, Anthony (Chip) P. Griglack of Seatontown, Susan Sance and her husband, Scott of Uniontown, and Chris Griglack and his wife, Antionette of Brownsville; grandchildren, Mason and Cordessa Griglack, Cody Boggs, Ryan Dillon and Haley Sance and Tina Griglack; and a sister-in-law, Olive Griglack of Hopwood.
 Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, today after 7 p.m., and on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, March 27, 2004, in the St. Procopius R.C. Church, New Salem, with the Rev. Fr. Kenneth Zaccagnini V.F., as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Mt. Saint Macrina Cemetery, Uniontown. Parish Wake Service will be held in the funeral home on Friday at 7:30 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, March, 2004

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Dorothy Lee Shimko GRIGLACK (1940-2010)

 Dorothy Lee Shimko Griglack, age 70 years, of New Salem, Pennsylvania passed away Sunday, November 28, 2010 in Uniontown Hospital. Born November 22, 1940 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania she was the daughter of Joseph Shimko Sr. and Katherine Ziemba Shimko. Dorothy was a member of Saint Procopius Roman Catholic Church in New Salem She loved cooking, arts and crafts, crocheting, collecting cook books, and loved animals, especially her dog, Molly. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Griglack; a sister, Barbara Duppe; and her parents. Surviving are her children: Vincent "Stoney" Griglack of Dearth, Pennsylvania, Anthony "Chip" Griglack and wife Kelly of New Salem, Susan Sance of Uniontown, Pennsylvania and Christopher Griglack of Brownsville, Pennsylvania; six grandchildren: Cody Boggs, Cordessa Griglack, Tiana Griglack, M a s o n Griglack, Dylan Sance and Haley Sance; sisters and brother: Patricia Rosinski of New Salem, Geraldine Tomak and husband Jack of Elyria, Ohio, Kathy Krizmanich and husband Lou of Eighty Four, Pennsylvania and Joseph Shimko, Jr. and wife Sherrie of New Salem; a brother-in-law, Joseph Duppe of New Salem; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME INC., 20 North Mill Street, New Salem, PA 15468 on Tuesday, November 30, from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, December 1, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, December 2, 2010 until 9:30 a.m. when a Prayer Service will be held. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. in Saint Procopius Roman Catholic Church, New Salem, with Reverend Father Peter Peretti as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Macrina Cemetery, Uniontown, Pennsylvania.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November 29, 2010

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bullet Amanda GRIM died in 1881. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRIM, AMANDA
Amanda GRIM, aged eighteen years, daughter of Daniel GRIM, died of consumption last Monday, after an illness of eight months.  The remains were interred on Tuesday in Saltlick township. 
Courier; Fri. 12-2-1881


Eliza A. GRIM ( -1939)

ELIZA A GRIM

Mrs. Eliza A. Grim, 74, formerly a Uniontown resident, died suddenly Monday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Fred Beechner of Greensburg. She is survived by the following children; Charles C. Grim, Uniontown, Mrs. D. H. Moore, California, PA; Mrs. Robert Gray, Gates; Mrs. A. L. Miller, Perryopolis; Mrs. Fred Beechner, Greensburg; Robert Grim, Carmichaels and Arthur Grim, Lincoln Hill, Washington Co. Fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive. The body has been removed to Harry Johnston and Sons Funeral Parlors where funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. J. W. Shell, pastor of the First Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be Park Place Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, November 28, 1939

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bullet FredC. GRIM died in 1898. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRIM, MRS. FRED C.

Mrs. Fred C. GRIM died Tuesday night from the effects of a stroke of apoplexy received Monday night at 7 o’clock.  She was unconscious after being stricken until her death, not so much as an eyelid moving.  Mrs. GRIM was a daughter of Daniel SHOWMAN and was 44 years old.  She is survived by her husband and a number of grown children.  She was a devoted wife and mother and the family have the sympathy of the community.  The funeral took place yesterday.  Interment being made at Mt. Zion. 
Courier; Fri. 9-16-1898


bullet John K. GRIM died in 1918. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(70)

GRIM, JOHN K.
John K. GRIM, 87 years and 11 months old, a veteran of the Civil War, one of the best known residents of Springfield township, died Sunday at his home near Normalville, funeral from the house tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock, followed by services at the Mount Zion United Brethren church, Rev. McCandless of Normalville, will officiate. Internment in the cemetery adjoining the church.   Mr. GRIM spent virtually all his life in Springfield Township.   He was a member of the old William Campbell Post, Grand Army of  the Republic.

In addition to his widow, Mrs. Katherine GRIM, he is survived by the following children; Scott GRIM of Uniontown, James GRIM of  Connellsville, Mrs. MULEHILL of Brookvale; Hiram GRIM of Normalville.   Funeral Director C. B. BROOKS of Indian Head, will have charge of the funeral.
Weekly Courier  Mon. 4-22-1918


bullet Mary GRIM died in 1899. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRIM, MARY

Mrs. Mary GRIM died Thursday, August 17th, at 2 p.m., aged 63 years.  The funeral was held Friday at the United Brethren Cemetery, Normalville, services being conducted by Rev. John GALLENTINE. 
Courier  Fri. 8-25-1899
bullet Mrs. R. R. GRIM died in 1893. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRIM, R. R.; MRS.

At Moyer, on Saturday, Sept. 3, after a lingering illness, MRS. R. R. GRIM.  The remains were interred in Mt. Olive Cemetery.   
Connellsville Courier  9-8- 1893


Ray W. GRIM ( -1994)

   Ray W. Grim, 78, of Frostburg, Md., died Friday, July 29, 1994 at Sacred Heart Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Enterline Grim; one son, Ray W. Grim Jr. and wife, Arlene of Sanford N.C.; three daughters: Carole G. McCormick of Frostburg, Barbara G. Keiling and husband, Ray of Mount Airy and Charlotte E. Grim of Frostburg; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; three sisters: Thelma Grimes of Rices Landing, Alda Troilo of North Carolina and Genevieve Sanner of Pennsylvania. Visitation and services will be held in Frostburg, Md.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July 1994

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bullet Simon GRIM died in 1901. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRIM, SIMON

Simon, son of Daniel H. GRIM, died January 19th, 1901.  He had just recovered from an attack of typhoid fever when he was seized with grip, which caused his death.  He was aged 12 years.  The funeral was on Monday in the private graveyard on Levi GRIM’S farm.  The parents and friends have the sympathy of the community.  Rev. Welden S. SANNER conducted the funeral. 
Courier  Fri. 1-25-1901


bullet Tabitha GRIM died in 1911. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRIM, MRS. TABITHA
Connellsville, March 27—After a lingering illness, Mrs. Tabitha GRIM, aged 68, died Saturday night at her home, 522 North Pittsburg street.  Deceased was a daughter of Jacob J. YOUNKIN, a prominent farmer of Somerset county, who died at the age of 96 years.  She was reared near Confluence and was twice married.   Her first husband was James CRITCHFIELD and the following children survive this union:  Cyrus CRITCHFIELD and Mrs. Carrie SHEPPARD, of Connellsville, and George CRITCHFIELD, of Pittsburg.  Her second husband was Peter C. GRIM, who died about four years ago.  Miss Gertrude GRIM, of town, a daughter by the second marriage also survives, with eight grandchildren and the following brothers and sister:  Mrs. Jacob KUHNS, of Indian Head; Bailey YOUNKIN, of Ursina; C. S. YOUNKIN, of Confluence, and Joel of Kindmandy, Ill.  Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2:30 o’clock at the late residence.  Rev. R. C. WOLFE of the M. E. church, officiating with interment in Hill Grove cemetery.  James, Oscar, Rockwell, and Foster CRITCHFIELD, grandsons will be the pall bearers. 
Uniontown Morning Herald; 3-28-1911


bullet Will GRIM died in 1934. His (or her) obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRIM, WILL—DIES DURING OPERATION
Will GRIM, 60 years old, a former resident of this city, died at Uniontown Hospital Friday evening during an operation.  He had been admitted to the institution in the forenoon.

His widow and four children, Roger of New York, Mary Ellen of Massachusetts, Rose and Lena, both at home at Uniontown survive.   There are also two sisters, Mrs. Joel VERNON and Mrs. Leo GLOVER, both of Connellsville and one brother, John C. Grim of Palmer.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at Mt. Olive Church with interment in Mt. Olive Cemetery. 
Courier  Mon. 2-19-1934


Bertha Lilley GRIMES ( -1974)

GRIMES, BERTHA -- Aged 76, a resident of Green Brier Road, Fairchance, died in the Fazio Nursing Home on Friday, August 30, 1974 at 1;35 p.m. Surviving are three brothers, James F. Lilley of R. D. 3, Smithfield, Arthur Lilley of Smithfield; and James W. Lilley of Uniontown. Preceding her in death were her husband Harold, in April, 1958, two brothers and one sister, Chance William, Mary Esther, and Harry. She was a member of the Fairchance Free Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends in the James W. Goldsboro Funeral Home, Fairchance, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be conducted Monday at 1;30 p.m. With Rev. C. Howard Canon officiating. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, August 31, 1974

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Elizabeth Hardin GRIMES ( -1920)

Mrs. Theodore Grimes

Mrs. Elizabeth Grimes, 42 years old, wife of Theodore Grimes, died Thursday at her home at Mount Braddock. She is survived by her husband and the following children; Harold, at home; Carl, Royal, and Mrs. Blaine Provance, Dunbar, and three brothers, Henry Hardin, Ada, Pa,; Isaac Hardin, Rock's works, and Thomas Hardin, Uniontown.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, April 1, 1920

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Ellie M. GRIMES ( -1865)

DEATHS

  GRIMES— July 8th, at the residence of Mr. Samuel Hatfield, in whose family she had been an inmate for several years, Ellie M. Grimes, aged 17 years. Bereft in early life of her parents, brothers and sisters, Ellie found all the comforts and privileges of a home in the family to which Providence directed her. Three years since, convinced of the importance of religion, she sought the Savior's love, and a few months since united with the Baptist Church. In her experience was verified the promise, “when my father and mother forsake me then the Lord will take me up.”--Psalm 27, 10. COM.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, July 27, 1865, Vol. V, No. 25, page 3, column 2

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Frank P. GRIMES ( -1943)

Marriage Licenses

Frank Grimes and Ella Hardin, both of Hammondville.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 25, 1904


FRANK P. GRIMES

Frank P. Grimes, 61, died Friday at the home of a son, Leroy, at Shady Side, R.D.2. He leaves his widow, two sons, two daughters, two brothers and a sister. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, December 4, 1943

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Annie M. GRIMES Stone  (1845-1913)

   After an illness of about six weeks from a general breakdown, Mrs George W Grimes, aged 67 years,  died about 6:30 Monday morning, July 7, 1913, at her home on Craig street. She was taken ill a week previous of the death of her sister, Miss Elizabeth Gray, aged, 73 years, who passed away, May 20 at the Grimes home.   Mrs. Grimes is survived by her husband and one step daughter, Mrs W. H. Sutton, also by two sisters, Mrs Rachael Herrington of Evans street and Mrs Belle Diffenderffer of Pittsburgh. She was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church and the W. C. T. U. She was a well known and highly respected woman. Her good deeds are many and she was especially kind to others in times of sickness. Funeral services at 10 a.m. at the home of Dr. T. M. Thompson and Rev Jasper Barnthouse officiating. Interment in Oak Grove cemetery. aily News Standard, Uniontown, Pa. .


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, July 7, 1913

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Harold GRIMES ( -1958)

Home on Furlough

Private Harold Grimes of Company B, Fourth Machine Gun Battalion, who was twice wounded in the battle of Chateau-Thierry on July 20, and who later returned to a hospital at Washington, D. C., is spending a 10-day furlough at his home at Mount Braddock.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, November 25, 1918


Raleigh Wilbur Townsend, three and a half years old, of McClellandtown, came to his death as a result of an unavoidable accident Thursday afternoon when struck by a German Township School District bus, a coroner's jury found. The verdict also exonerated Harold Grimes, driver of the bus, and T. R. Lynch, owner, as well as school authorities who authorized use of the vehicle.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, April 13, 1938


GRIMES, HAROLD – Aged 58, 203 Hogsett St., died in the Uniontown Hospital, Saturday, April 12, 1958, at 2:25 a.m. He was a member of the Bartenders Union Fraternal Order of Eagles 828 and VFW, post 47. He is survived by his wife, Bertha Grimes; two sisters, Mrs. Ann Dean and Mrs. Bessie Wellington, Lemont Furnace; one brother, Carl May; one foster son, James W. Lilley. Friends are being received in the Ferguson Funeral Home, 60 Morgantown St., where services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Arthur Hubbard officiating. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Military rites at the graveside by VFW, post 47.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 14, 1958

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Nora Sterbutzel GRIMES ( -1991)

   Nora Sterbutzel Grimes, 84, of New Salem Road, died Saturday in Mount Macrina Manor, Uniontown. She was a retired school teacher from the Laurel Highlands School District and had taught in the Redstone Township Schools. She is survived by a son, Gerald Grimes of New Salem Road; a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Audrey) Boger of New Salem Road; five grandchildren; and two sisters: Ruth Hennessey of Cardale and Grace Livingston of Republic. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Dearth Funeral Home, 35 S. Mill St., New Salem.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Sunday, September 1, 1991

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Theodore GRIMES ( -1949)

THEODORE GRIMES

Theodore Grimes, 71, died Friday night at the home of his sister, Mrs. Samuel Moore, at Messmore. Among the survivors is a son, Harold of Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 5, 1949

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Aloise GRIMM ( -1959)

GRIMM, ALOISE— Aged 79 years, a former resident of 54 Albion St., died in the Uniontown Nursing and Convalescing Center, Saturday, October 10, 1959 at 8:15, following a prolonged illness. Mr. Grimm was a member of the third Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife, Elsie Grimm and a nephew, Ludwig Hausler, Uniontown; also a brother, Carl, in Germany; two nieces, Mrs. Victoria Hablik, Mrs. Marie Ashenherner; four nephews, Max, Carl, Aloise and John Hausler, all residing in Germany. Friends are being received in the Russell E. Ray Funeral Home, 318 Morgantown St., where services will be held today at 1 p.m., with Rev. William G. Silbert officiating. Interment in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Richey, Earl Woods, Ian Coffmann, Clyde Pike, Lafayette Miller and Claude Loudermilk.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 12, 1959, page 13, column 7

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Amelia "Millie" GRIMM (1937-2007)

Scottdale — Amelia "Millie" GRIMM, 69, of Scottdale, Westmoreland County, Pa., passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at home. She was born Sept. 25, 1937, in Pittsburgh, Pa., a daughter of the late Eugene and Mildred Goodluck Grimm. Millie attended The Arc of Westmoreland, and was Catholic by faith.

She is survived by three brothers, Eugene P. Grimm and his wife, Lynne, of Pittsburgh, Edward L. Grimm and his wife, Sondra, and David J. Grimm and his wife, Carole, all of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa.; her caregivers and friends, Ed and Linda Siwula, of Scottdale, with whom Millie made her home for the past 22 years; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are welcome from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES INC., 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale (724-887-7110), where a Blessing Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with Father Robert Washko, officiating.

Private interment will take place in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville, Fayette County, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to The Arc of Westmoreland, Donohoe Road, Greensburg, Pa., 15601, in memory of Amelia Grimm. www.gjfuneral.com


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, February 5, 2007

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Anna L. GRIMM Headstone (1916-2005)

Anna L. (Yukish) Grimm, 89, of McKeesport, Pa., and formerly of Ohio, and Thompson 2, Pa., passed away, Saturday, October 1, 2005, in Elder Crest Nursing Home, Munhall, Pa. She was born May 11, 1916, in Brownsville, Pa., a daughter of the late John and Dora (Cindrich) Yukish.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Grimm, a daughter, Doris J. Fisher, sisters and brothers, Catherine Nochto, Mary Vojtkofsky, Walter and Joseph Yukish.

Surviving are a grand daughter, Renee Fisher; son-in-law, Gunter Fisher; sisters: Barbara Rugola, and Julia Schmidt (Smith), and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME INC., Legion Street, Republic, Pa., on Wednesday, from 9 until 11 a.m. at which time a Prayer Service will be held. A Funeral Mass follows at 11:30 a.m. in the Church of the Madonna, Cardale, Pa., with the Rev. Father Stephen Bugay as Celebrant. Interment will be in Acklin Cemetery, Hopewell Road (Tower Hill #2), Brownsville, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, October 4, 2005

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Anna Mae GRIMM (1898-1994)

   Anna Mae Grimm, 96, of 108 Watt St., Connellsville, died Saturday, in the Mount Macrina Nursing Home, Uniontown. Surviving are a son, Harry Kunkle of Palm Harbor, Fla.; two daughters, Kathryn Grimm of Connellsville and Mrs. William (Genevieve) Mitchell of Plant City, Fla.; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and a brother, James Kunkle of Indian Head. Friends will be received at the Brook Funeral Home Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–August 29, 1898
   Died—–December 3, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1994

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bullet Bertha R. ROOSE GRIMM died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRIMM, BERTHA R.  (ROOSE)
MRS. JACOB GRIMM DIES AT PITCAIRN
Mrs. Bertha R. ROOSE GRIMM, 64 years old, widow of Jacob GRIMM, died Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at her home in Pitcairn.  Her husband was a brother of Mrs. Charles BALSLEY of East Connellsville, R. R. GRIMM of East Connellsville, and Mrs. Margaret STAUFFER of Dawson.
The funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2:0’clock (daylight savings time), at the home in Patton Twp.  Burial will be made in Madison Cemetery in Westmoreland Co.  Connellsville Courier;  Wednesday 8-5-1931


bullet Bessie Lena GRIMM died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

Vanderbilt Woman Mother of Seven is Victim of Typhoid
Mrs. Jesse GRIMM is Fourth to Succumb to Epidemic in Nearby Town
Had Been Ill Three Weeks
GRIMM, BESSIE LENA

Ill of typhoid fever and a patient in the Connellsville State Hospital for the past three weeks, Mrs. Bessie Lena GRIMM, aged 36 years, one month and 15 days, died at 2:45 a.m., Wednesday, November 18, 1931.  She was the wife of Jesse GRIMM and resided at Vanderbilt.  Her death was the fourth attributed to typhoid fever in the Vanderbilt district during a recent epidemic believed to have resulted from impure drinking water.

Surviving besides her husband are seven children, Harold, Mildred, John, William, Carrietta, Ruby and Edward, all at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John CALDWELL, of near Flatwoods; five sisters and four brothers.

Funeral services will be solemnized at 2:30 Saturday afternoon in the James Cochran Memorial Methodist Episcopal church at Vanderbilt in change of the pastor, Rev. S. W. BRYAN.  Burial will be in the Dickerson Run Union Cemetery. 
Connellsville Courier; Thurs. 11-19-1931


bullet Charles C. GRIMM, Sr. died in 1915. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRIMM, SR.; C. C.
The funeral of Charles C. GRIMM, Sr., aged 63, who died at his home in Oliver No. 1 Thursday afternoon will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from his late home.  The Rev. R. Ivan WILSON, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church, will officiate at the services.  Interment will be in Park Place cemetery.

Mr. GRIMM had been in the employ of the Oliver & Snyder Steel company for years.  He was taken suddenly ill and was found dead when members of the family awoke Thursday.  Heart failure is attributed as the cause of death.

The deceased is survived by his wife and the following sons and daughters:  Charles Jr., Arthur, Robert, Georgia, Lida, Harriet, Florence, and Hilda May. 
Uniontown Daily News Standard; Sat. 1-1-1916


Charles E. GRIMM, Jr. (1929-2009)

Charles E. Grimm, Jr., 79, formerly of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Tuesday, February 24, 2009. Born on July 6, 1929, in Uniontown, Pa., he was the son of the late Earl C. and Freeda Sisley Grimm. He enjoyed woodworking and liked to fly.

Mr. Grimm is survived by his wife, Jane Honsaker Grimm, of Calabash.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday in the LEE FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens.

LEE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY of Little River/North Myrtle Beach, S.C., (843-390-2525) is serving the family.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, February 25, 2009

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bullet Charlotte GRIMM died in 1909. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRIMM, CHARLOTTE
Charlotte GRIMM, the 1? (may be 10) years old daughter of Daniel H. GRIMM, died at the home of her father Saturday morning from typhoid fever.  Funeral occurred Monday.  Interment on the farm of Levi GRIMM. 
Weekly Courier  Thurs. 12-30-1909


Charlotte R. GRIMM (1933-2010)

Scottdale — Charlotte R. Grimm, 77, of Scottdale (East Huntingdon Township), passed away Thursday, June 10, 2010, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born May 1, 1933, in Carpenter, a daughter of the late Elmer R. and Hazel M. Johnson Anthony. She was married to John W. Grimm Sr., who passed away July 10, 2002. Charlotte was a homemaker, who loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed needlepoint.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Dillion Leasher; a great-granddaughter, Madisyn Klepsky; two brothers; and five sisters. Charlotte will be sadly missed by her loving family; six children, Sharon Carnes and husband Donald, Debra Hunter and husband Eugene, John Grimm Jr. and wife Jeanna, Mark Grimm and wife Laura, and James Grimm and wife Pam, all of Scottdale, and Wayne Grimm and wife Kathy, of Mill Run; 23 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a brother, David "Roy" Anthony, of Scottdale.

Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, (724-887-5300 / www.fergusonfunerals.com / GPS: N40 degrees 06.136, W79 degrees 35.278). Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert Chambers officiating. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in Normalville Cemetery.

Love Lasts Forever


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, June 12, 2010

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Clarence H. GRIMM ( -2007)

Clarence H. Grimm, 93, of Pine Island, New York, and formerly of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Saturday, March 3, 2007, in Goshen, New York. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Harper Grimm; four children, Marjorie Humphrey, of Houston, Washington County, Pa., Harold Grimm, of New Oxford, Pa., Virginia Prouty, of Pine Island, New York, and Richard Grimm, of Oakland, New Jersey; ten grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received in the Barnet-Skirpan Funeral Home, 680 Cherry Tree Lane, Uniontown, Pa., on Wednesday from 10 until 11:30 a.m., the Hour of Service.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, March 6, 2007

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Clarence I. GRIMM (1923-1995)

   Clarence I. Grimm, 71, of Dawson, R.D. 1, died Sunday, March 12, 1995, at Frick Hospital and Community Center, Mount Pleasant. He was born March 24, 1923, in Normalville, a son of the late Clarence and Hazel Gallatine Grimm. He worked for Wayne Food Inc. of Everson and later retired from Continental Grain Corp. of Everson, he was a member of Connellsville Church of God, Breakneck Road. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Basinger Grimm; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Marlene) Hough of Dawson, R.D. 1; a grandson, Steven Hough; five brothers, David, John and Frank Grimm, all of Scottdale, R.D. 1, Robert Grimm of Vanderbilt, R.D. 1, and Clyde Grimm of Connellsville; and three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Oland of Scottdale, R.D. 1, Mrs. James (Thelma) McCormick of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 2, Mrs. Martin (Margaret) Skoria of Mount Pleasant. In addition to his parents, He was predeceased by two brothers, Lloyd and Theodore Grimm. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the hour of service, at the JAMES MURPHY MEMORIAL HOME, 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, with the Rev. Jeff A. Matas of Connellsville officiating. Interment will follow at Scottdale Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March 1995

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Clarissa GRIMM Photo (1886-1969)

GRIMM, CLARISSA--Age 79 years of Bobtown, Pa., died in Greene County Memorial Hospital at 11 a.m. Friday, December 24, 1965. She was born May 23, 1886 in Dunbar Twp., the daughter of the late James and Rebecca Hardy Piper.She had been a resident of Bobtown for the past 10 years.

She is survived by two sons. John C. Hagar, Bobtown, Ira Grimm, Melcroft; three daughters; Mrs. Harold (Nellie) Scott, Bobtown, Mrs. William (Virginia) Scott, Connellsville, RD 2, Mrs. Lester (Leona) Barnhart, Melcroft; one step-son, John Grimm, Normalville; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Vera Shawley, Stahlstown, Pa., Mrs. Dorothy Whipkey, Bobtown; forty-one grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren, one brother, Ira Piper, New Salem; three sisters, Mrs. Albert Bates, New Salem, Mrs. Ada Marshall, Mt. Braddock and Mrs. Mary Wilson, St Augustine, Fla., one step-sister, Mrs. Edna Younkin, Connellsville.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Orville Hagar, 1917 and her second husband, Henry Grimm, 1943.

Friends are being received at the Brooks Funeral Home, 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., with the Rev. Gary L. Smith officiating. Interment in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 27, 1965, page 28, column 6

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bullet Clark GRIMM died in 1923. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRIMM, CLARK
Clark GRIMM, aged 55 years, died Sunday evening, May 20, 1923, at his home at Leisenring No. 1, following a long illness of Brights disease.  He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; seven children; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George GRIMM, of Juniata; four brothers, two of whom, Thomas and Braden reside in Uniontown; and one sister.

Funeral services will be held from the family home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. J. H. LAMBERTSON officiating.  Interment will be in Dickerson Run Union cemetery.  Uniontown Morning Herald; 5-21-1923

Following a nine months illness of Bright’s disease, Clark GRIMM, a well-known farmer of Leisenring No. 1, died Sunday afternoon at his home.  Mr. GRIMM was born near Breakneck, a son of George W. and Catherine GRIMM, who resides on a farm, near Juniata, Dunbar township.  Twenty-eight years ago he was married to Miss Elizabeth GRAY, of near Chalk Hill and about 20 years ago he built a home above Leisenring.  He was a staunch Democrat and was active in the township’s politics.  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Leisenring No. 1.  Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by the following children:  Emmett, Jesse, Sheldon, Nevada, Rose and Mary, all at home; and Roy, of Denver, Col.  He is also survived by four brothers, Thomas and Braden, of Uniontown; John and S. M., of Connellsville, one sister, Susan, wife of Robert MAUST, of Uniontown and one grandchild, Irma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy GRIMM of Denver, Col. 
Weekly Courier;  Thurs. 5-24-1923


bullet Cleveland S. GRIMM died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRIMM, CLEVELAND S.
Cleveland S. GRIMM, 47, died at his late home Bethelboro, at 3 a.m., Thursday, September 10, 1931.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ida L. GRIMM and one son, Clarence, in addition to two sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the home in charge of Rev. Silas FIKE and Rev. F. F. DURR.  Burial will be in the Presbyterian church cemetery, Percy.  Uniontown Morning Herald; 9-11-1931


Clyde H. GRIMM (1928-2005)

Dunbar (Morrell) — Clyde H. Grimm, 77, of Dunbar (Morrell), Fayette County, Pa., died Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, in Mt. View Specialty Care Center, Unity Township, Pa. He was born May 18, 1928, in Normalville, a son of the late Clarence and Hazel Mae Gallentine Grimm. Clyde was retired from the Anchor Hocking Glass Corp., where he was employed for many years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a former member of the Morrell Volunteer Fire Department and the Civil Air Patrol. He was a member of the Vanderbilt Church of Christ.

He is survived by his two children, Doris Lilley and her companion, Howard Ohler, of Normalville, and Douglas Grimm and his wife, Kathy, of Morrell; six grandchildren, Fred Miller and his wife, Jodi Cecil, Douglas Grimm Jr., Anita Miller, Eric Grimm, Hillary Miller and Bruce Lilley; three great-grandchildren, Megan, Alex and Ryan Miller; brothers and sisters, Robert Grimm and his wife, Emma, of Vanderbilt, Agnes Oldland, of Scottdale, Thelma McCormick and her husband, James, of Alverton, Frank Grimm and his wife, Nancy, of Scottdale and Margaret "Peggy" Sikora and her husband, Martin, of Mt. Pleasant; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Matilda Watson Grimm, in 1993; five brothers, Lloyd, Ivan, John, David and Ted Grimm; and several infant brothers and sisters.

Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday until 1 p.m., the hour of services in the funeral home with the Rev. John Barchey officiating. Interment, with military rites, will follow in the Normalville Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, October 26, 2005

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Debra Long GRIMM (1956-2007)

Debra Long Grimm, age 50, of Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa., died Friday, March 16, 2007, at home. She was born April 12, 1956, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of Richard Long and Peggy Reynolds Long. Debra graduated from Laurel Highlands High School, Fayette County, Pa., with the Class of 1974. She worked with the State Theatre as a secretary and accounting coordinator, and had been a bookkeeper for many years with Smith Lewis Chess & Company LLP.

Debra was preceded in death by a step-grandson, Tyler A. Grimm. In addition to her parents, Debra is survived by her husband, Richard "Dick" Grimm; a daughter, Annie Brown, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two step-sons: Richard Grimm, Jr., and Matthew Grimm; a step-daughter, Tiffanie Grimm; five step-grandchildren; a brother, Daniel Long; and a sister, Linda Long Collins.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown Street in Uniontown, Pa. A Memorial Service Celebrating her Life will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2007, at 11 a.m. in the COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Evans Manor, Fayette County, Pa., with the Rev. Roger Howard, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to the Community United Methodist Church, 1264 West Penn Boulevard, Uniontown, Pa., 15401, or to ALS, One Station Square, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15219.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, March 18, 2007

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Don D. GRIMM (1913-2008)

Don D. Grimm, 94, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., formerly of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2008, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born October 23, 1913, in Normalville, Fayette County, Pa., a son of the late David and Sarah Eicher Grimm. Don was a longtime resident of the Connellsville area. He had formerly worked as a Truck Driver in the lumber industry and later retired as a Brakeman having worked for United States Steel at it's Edgar Thompson Works. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army, and was a member of the General George C. Marshall AMVETS, Hopwood, post 103. He was Protestant by faith.

Don is survived by his daughter, Beatrice O'Nell and husband, Ronald, of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa.; his son, Charles Grimm, of Meyersdale, Somerset County, Pa.; his stepdaughters: Ethel C. Frangipani, of Uniontown, and Robin R. Kanar, of Duncansville, Pa.; his grandchildren: Teresa Bower, of Connellsville, and Kimberly O'Nell, of Dunbar; and his great-grandchildren: Michael and Kristopher Bower.

Don was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, Don was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy Minor Grimm, his second wife, Louella Livingston Grimm, and his third wife, Ethel L. Jacobs Grimm, four brothers, Ed, David, Eugene, and J.W. Grimm, and five sisters, Bessie Hall, Hazel Eicher, Grace Hunter, Carrie Hall, and Nellie Adams.

Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 9 p.m. on Thursday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 111 East Green Street, Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. James Turnbull, officiating. A Committal Service and interment will follow in the Normalville Cemetery, Normalville. Military Rites will be conducted at the cemetery.

To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, March 26, 2008

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Dorothy H. GRIMM (1921-2008)

Connellsville — Dorothy H. "Dottie" Grimm, 87, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., died Tuesday, June 3, 2008, in Hilltop Manor, Donegal, Somerset County, Pa. She was born Jan. 27, 1921, in Wattersonville, Pa., a daughter of the late John and Florence Kilgore Foster. Mrs. Grimm attended Kittanning High School, in Pa. She was of the Protestant faith. Over the years, Mrs. Grimm worked at The Leather Shop in Kittanning, Clarion Dry Cleaners, and Williams Sewing Factory, in Scottdale, Westmoreland County, Pa. "Dottie" enjoyed sewing, crocheting, camping, cooking, baking, word puzzles and loved to spend time with her family. She was always known to make sure that nobody left her house hungry.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert W. Grimm, whom she married Dec. 24, 1948, in the First Baptist Church, in Kittanning; a sister, Betty Jean Hough; a granddaughter, Rebecca Ann Grimm; and a grandson, Ronald Richard Grimm, Jr. She is survived by a daughter, Judy Grimm and her husband, Ronald, of Knox; a son, Robert L. Grimm and his wife, Carol, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa.; six grandchildren, Dottie Sue Reddinger and her husband, Randy, of Shippenville, Pa., Patty Grafton and her husband, Mike, of Worthington, Pa., Katie Grimm, of Greensboro, Greene County, Pa., Mike Grimm, of Morgantown, W.Va., Jim Grimm, of Uniontown, and Lori McClain Grimm Kitchen, of Clarion, Pa.; seven great-grandchildren, Randy Reddinger, Jr., of Fryburg, Pa., Shelley Reddinger, of Shippenville, Amy Reddinger, of Knox, Christopher Reddinger, of Shippenville, and Matthew, Brennan and Lucas Grafton, of Worthington; a special niece, Betsy Hough Louster, of Ford City, Pa.; and many extended family members and friends.

Friends will be received from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Dean W. Meyer officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville, Fayette County, Pa.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Hilltop Manor for their loving and special care of Mrs. Grimm during her stay there.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, June 4, 2008

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Dorothy Marie Best GRIMM (1944-2004)

Dorothy Marie Best Grimm, 59, of Connellsville, Pa., died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. She was born March 9, 1944, in Morgantown, W.Va., daughter of the late Rev. Arthur J. Best and Marie E. Smith Best. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her in-laws, Denzil F. Grimm and Mary K. (Kearney) Grimm, and former husband, Herschel D. Walters.

Dorothy was a lifelong member of the Nilan Apostolic Church and also attended the Church of God in Connellsville. She was formerly employed at West Virginia University in Morgantown for 14 years and currently at Mt. View Medical Center in Uniontown.

Surviving are her husband of 10 years, Paul G. Grimm; four children, Samuel A. Shultz, III and wife, Celena of Wichita, Kan., Mark R. Shultz and wife, Terri of Connellsville, Pa., Matthew A. Shultz of Normalville, Pa., and Heather D. Breig of Connellsville, Pa.; 21 grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Lynda B. Nine and husband, Ralph of Gans, Pa., Diane E. Best and husband, Henry of Hamilton, Va., Beverly L. Best of South Milwaukee, Wis., William A. Best and wife, Linda of Uniontown, and Stephen W. Best and wife, Donna of Smithfield, Pa.; many nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, James J. Grimm and nephew, Johnny of Connellsville, Pa.; and brother-in-law, Jerome Grimm of Texas.

The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church St., Fairchance, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional viewing and visitation on Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, in the Nilan Apostolic Church from 9 until 10 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Charles Ruble officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Connellsville, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, January, 2004

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Dorothy Pirt GRIMM (1929-2010)

Dorothy Pirt Grimm, age 80, of Tallmadge, Ohio passed away Monday, April 19, 2010. She was born in Daisytown, Pennsylvania on October 31, 1929 the daughter of Joseph Pirt and Jane Percy Pirt. She has lived in Tallmadge since 1963. Dorothy was a member of First United Methodist Church in Akron, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 52 years, Robert Grimm; and her sister, Jane Pirt Shonts. Dorothy is survived by her son, Kevin (Becky) Grimm of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; two grandsons, Jason and Jeremy; and sister, Margaret Sanders of Brownsville, Pennsylvania.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 10 a.m. at LAFAYETTE MEMORIAL PARK in Brier Hill, Pennsylvania. Visitation was held from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the DONOVAN FUNERAL HOME, 17 Southwest Avenue (on the Historic Tallmadge Circle), Tallmadge, OH 44278 (330.633.3350). Memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimers Association, 1815 West Market Street, Akron, OH 44313 or Hospice of Summa, Post Office Box 2090, Akron, OH 44398.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, April, 2010

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Edna J. Dils GRIMM Headstone (1921-2007)

Edna J. Dils Grimm, 86, of Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa., died Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at home. She was born October 6, 1921, in Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of the late Annarea Rohm and Harry Dils.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Grimm, on September 30, 2003. Surviving are two children: Patty A. Grimm, of Fairchance, Pa., and Ralph (Bud) Grimm and his wife, Irma P. Grimm, of Litchfield, Arizona; two grandchildren: Keith Grimm and his wife, Jill, of Oakton, Virginia, and Natalie Kieninger and her husband, Todd, of Cape May, New Jersey, and two great-grandsons: Owen K. Grimm and Ethan Grimm.

The family will receive friends in the GOLDSBORO-TOMI FUNERAL HOME, 21 East Church Street, Fairchance, Pa. on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, December 8, 2007 until 10 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Scott Teets officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, December 7, 2007

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bullet Elizabeth Marie GRIMM died in 1934. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRIMM, ELIZABETH MARIE
RIDE IN ALLEGED STOLEN  MACHINE ENDS FATALLY
Andy SIVILLA Under Arrest as Machine Crashes Culvert Killing Little 3-Year-Old Girl
TOOK CHILD WITH HIM
The child a daughter of Carl and Dora SPRINGER GRIMM, died in Brownsville General Hospital a short time after she was located there by her father who had led a posse of men for more than six hours in a frantic search of the Filbert-Republic district.

Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage, Dr. H.E. HENRY, the attending physician said.  She had suffered a fracture at the base of her skull, and a badly fractured left femur.

Elizabeth Marie is survived by a younger brother, Elmer Carl, in addition to her parents; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John C. GRIMM, of Palmer, and Mr. and Mrs. James SPRINGER, of Messmore.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon in the SPRINGER residence, in charge of Rev. David HUNTER.  Burial in Mt. Olive cemetery, Bullskin township.....more details in newspaper.   
Herald Mon. 2-26-1934


bullet Ella GRIMM died in 1946. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(42)

Mrs Ella Grimm, 63 years old died at 1:20 o'clock Thursday afternoon at her home near Normalville following a two week illness of complications. She was born May 1,1883 at Connellsville daughter of the late George and Mary Elizabeth Brierly Trump. Surviving are her husband, William Grimm, two children; Clyde Grimm of Connellsville; Roy Grimm of Normalville, her stepmother Mrs Anna Trump of South Connellsville and five sisters, Mrs Margaret Bloom, Mrs Orvil Richter and Mrs Melvin Morgan of South Connellsville, Mrs Frank Hartford.some where in New Jersey, and Mrs Lawrence Grove, somewhere in Ohio. The funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Mount Tabor Church, near Pleasant Hill. Burial will be in Mount Tabor Cemetery.
Obit received form the Bungard Line
Mrs Grimm died 1946


Elmer ‘Buzz’ Carl GRIMM Headstone (1933-2005)

Smithfield — Elmer Carl "Buzz" Grimm, age 71 of Smithfield, Pa., died Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at his home. He was born August 12, 1933, the son of Samuel Carl and Dora May Springer Grimm. He was employed with the United States Government in Adah, Pa., was Protestant by faith, and was a member of the Masontown Fish and Game Club, Leckrone Rod and Gun Club, 40 and 8 Vorger. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. His love was farming and horses.

Surviving are his wife Helen Burgess Grimm, son Elmer Carl and wife Mary Grimm of Smithfield, Pa., daughter Patty Bowers, Fairchance, Pa., daughter Helen Marie Metcalf, Uniontown, Pa., daughter Carol Watson, Hopwood, Pa., sister Janett Kulich, Hopwood, Pa., Sister Lauretta Moon, Smithfield, Pa., brother Donald Grimm, St. Petersburg, Florida, daughter Alexander Walls, Carmichaels, Pa., son, Devin Walls, Carmichales, Pa., Daughter Julie Leach, Masontown, Pa., son Michael Crosby Masontown, Pa., and special companion Judy Ann Mc Donald Smithfield, Pa., 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and a son John Grimm.

Arrangements are under the direction of the JOHN S. MAYKUTH, JR., FUNERAL HOME, Masontown, Pa. Visitation on Thursday, June 9, 2005 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday June 10, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday with the Rev. Robert Ellenberger officiating.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, June 9, 2005

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bullet Ethel GRIMM died in 1936. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRIMM, ETHEL
Mrs. Ethel GRIMM, aged 44 years and 11 days, died at 8:20 o’clock Sunday evening, September 13, 1936, in the family residence in the Morgantown road, following an illness of complications.

Surviving are her husband Amos GRIMM; a son Howard GRIMM of Palmer; a stepson, Cecil GRIMM, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl MILLWOOD, Tarr Station; Mrs. L. S. McCORMICK, Edmond, Pa.; Mrs. Merrill MYERS, Leechburg; three brothers, Howard WOLFORD, Wellsburg, W. Va.; Harry and Louis WOLFORD and her mother, Mrs. Agness WOLFORD, all of Lechburn.

Brief prayer in the residence at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon is to be followed by services in the Tent Presbyterian church, of which she was a member, by her pastor, Rev. David HUNTER.  Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
Uniontown Morning Herald; Tues. 9-15-1936


Ethel I. Yaugher GRIMM (1905-2005)

Ethel I. Yaugher Grimm, age 99, formerly of Uniontown, Pa., died Thursday, September 29, 2005, in Asbury Heights, Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born on Nov. 5, 1905, in Menallen Township, Pa., daughter of the late Albert and Winona Swartz Yaugher.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Winona Young; and a brother, Ralph Yaugher. She was a member of the Central Christian Church of Uniontown, Pa. She is survived by a granddaughter: Lisa Young of Wexford, Pa.; an uncle, Paul W. Swartz of Uniontown; and cousins, Mildred Osborne of Uniontown, Pa., Eleanor Barrick of the state of Ohio, Sara Knight of the state of Ohio, Nancy Swartz of Uniontown, Pa., Wayne Swartz of Uniontown, Pa., and Faye Brooks of the state of Florida.

Friends will be received in THE SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 680 Cherry Tree Lane, Uniontown, Pa. on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. and Monday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Neal Rogers officiating. Interment will be in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, October 1, 2005

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bullet George M. GRIMM Headstone died in 1926. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRIMM, GEORGE M.
George M. GRIMM, 80 years old, died Thursday at his home at Smithfield.  He was a veteran of the Civil War and had been a resident of Smithfield for 25 or 30 years.  Besides his wife, Mrs. Anna GRIMM, he is survived by several children, and a brother, H. A. GRIMM of Fairchance, also survive. 
Courier Thurs. 7-8-1926


George M. GRIMM, Sr. (1862-1934)

RETIRED FRICK EMPLOYEE

George M. GRIMM, Sr., a H. C. Frick Pensioner and for more than 25 years a resident of Phillips, died at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at his home from a complication of diseases. He was 72 years, five months and four days of age. Mr. Grimm had been ailing for the last two weeks.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella Grimm , and nine children: Mrs. Edith Moore, West Leisenring; Mrs. Thomas Boyle, Masontown; Mrs. Anna Reynolds, Phillips; George A. of Cleveland, Ohio; William, Frank and Ray of Phillips; Earl of Uniontown, and Roy Grimm of Hopwood. One sister, Mrs. Albert Pike of Smock and two half brothers, John and Harry Grimm of Mt. Pleasant, also survive, together with 34 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be conducted at the family home Friday afternoon at two o'clock with interment in Sylvan Heights cemetery. Mr. Grimm was for many years the sanitation boss at Phillips and was widely known throughout the region.

Handwritten note on obituary: "Born 15 April 1862"


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 20, 1934, page 11, column 3

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GEORGE M. GRIMM,
FRICK PENSIONER,
DEAD AT PHILLIPS

George M. Grimm, 72 years old, H.C. Frick pensioner, died Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at his home at Phillips, where he had resided for the last 25 years, of complications. He had been ailing for the last two weeks. Besides his wife, Mrs. Ella Grimm, he is survived by the following children; Mrs. Edith Moore of West Leisenring, Mrs. Thomas Boyle of Masontown, Mrs. Anna Reynolds of Phillips, George A. Grimm of Cleveland, William, Frank and Ray Grimm of Phillips, Earl Grimm of Uniontown and Roy Grimm of Hopwood. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Albert Pike of Smock, and two half-brothers, John and Harry Grimm of Mt. Pleasant, 34 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Grimm was for many years the sanitation boss at Phillips.

The funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home. Rev. E. C. Pires of Uniontown will officiate. Burial will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, September 20, 1934, page 6, column 3

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Harriet GRIMM ( -1910)

Mrs. Harriet Grimm Dead.

Miss Harriet Grimm, widow of Jacob Grimm, who lived in the Reagantown neighborhood, died Wednesday night, from the infirmities of old age, at he age of 85 years. She had made her home alternately with her two daughters, Mrs. Richard Parker and Mrs. Charles Foss of Reagantown, and it was at the home of the latter that she died.

The funeral services will be held on Saturday morning, meeting at the house of Mrs. And Mrs. Foss at 10 o’clock and going from there to the Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, where services will be held, followed by burial in the Chapel Cemetery at that church.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, February 4, 1910, page 5, column 3

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Helen M. Abraham Stebok GRIMM (1921-1996)

   Helen M. Abraham Stebok Grimm, 74 of Continental One, Uniontown, PA died Saturday, June 8, 1996 in her residence. She was born Oct.28, 1921, in Hutchinson, PA daughter of Andrew and Susie Marva. She was predeceased by her husbands, Joseph M. Abraham in 1951, Walter G. Stebok in 1975, and Melvin Grimm in 1994. a granddaughter, Claudia L. Cavalcante in 1968, and two brothers Edward and Andrew Marva. She was a member of St Mary(Nativity)R. C. Church in Uniontown. Surviving are the following children: Sue Marva Rockwell of Hopwood PA, Lucy Abraham Hargis of Henderson, KY, Helen Abraham Cavalcante of Warren, Ohio, Joseph M. Abraham of Hopwood, PA, Carolyn Abraham Magerko of New Salem, PA, Lorraine Abraham Herbert of Vanderbilt, PA, Andrew J. Abraham of Uniontown, PA and Walter J. Stebok of Moreno Valley, Calif., 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, two brothers John Marva of Hopwood, PA and Joseph Marva of Johnstown PA and two sisters Mary Schumacher of New York and Anna Hopfl of Altoona, PA. Friends will be received in the Haky Funeral Home, 139 West Fayette St Uniontown, PA today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P. M. and Monday, June 10, until 10:30 A. M. when a blessing service will be held followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 A. M. in St Mary (Nativity) R. C. Church, Uniontown. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Parish Wake Service will be held today at 8 P.M.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, June 9, 1996

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bullet Henry GRIMM died in 1932. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRIMM, HENRY
Death ended a protracted illness suffered by Henry GRIMM, 52, of Normalville on Sunday morning, June 26, 1939. He is survived by one sister, Miss Goldie GRIMM of Uniontown and three half-brothers, Homer I. GRIMM of Uniontown, Pa.; Clarence B. GRIMM of Indian Head, Pa., and John GRIMM of Calverton, Virginia.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon in Mount Olive Church with Rev. J.J. THOMPSON, the Pastor, officiating.   Burial in the church cemetery.  Herald  Tues. 6-28-1939


bullet Henry GRIMM died in 1915. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRIMM, HENRY
Henry GRIMM, 88 years old, a former resident of Fayette County, died February 15, the anniversary of his birth, at his home in Lebanon, Pa.

Mr. GRIMM was born in Fayette county, February 15, 1827, and in 1849 was married to Miss Maria KERN.  To the union six children were born, four of whom survive.  Mr. GRIMM moved to Saline county, Nebraska, in 1876, shortly after the death of his wife.  In 1884 he removed to Iowa and in 1885 was married to Mrs. Armina SAXTON.  In 1891, they went to Lebanon to reside.  Mr. GRIMM in 1862 enlisted with Company H, Sixteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry and served until the close of the war.  In early manhood, he united with the United Brethren Church and remained in that church until his removal to Lebanon when he joined the Madison Methodist Episcopal Church.

His surviving children are William of near Indian Head; Henry of Lincoln, Neb.; Mrs. J. R. MILLER of Denten, Neb.; and Irvine of Ronco.  Mr. GRIMM resided at Normalville for a number of years.  He was a brother of A. C. GRIMM, formerly of Moyer, an uncle of Miss Gertrude GRIMM of Connellsville, and the grandfather of Mrs. Daniel MILLER of Pennsville.  1915  USGENWEB Archives by Ken O’Neal  kon@hhs.net


Howard L. GRIMM (1931-2008)

HOWARD L. GRIMM

Howard L. Grimm, 77, of Normalville, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Sunday, September 14, 2008, in the Highlands Hospital, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa. He was born March 5, 1931, in Normalville, a son of the late Roy and Dorothy Eiford Grimm. Prior to his retirement, Howard was a maintenance and way worker for CSX for 40 years. He was a member of the Millertown Community Church and the Indian Creek Valley Lions Club.

Howard is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Dolly E. Anderson Grimm, whom he married June 25, 1949; his sons: Lester Lee Grimm and wife, Josephine, of Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa., John M. Grimm and wife, Kate, of Ohiopyle, Fayette County, Pa., and Charles "Mike" Grimm and wife, Amy, of Normalville; his daughters: Dorothy Renee Grimm Legas and husband, George, of White, Fayette County, Pa., and Donna D. Lake and husband, Randy, of Indian Head, Fayette County, Pa.; nine grandchildren; ten great-grand-children; his brothers: Richard Grimm and wife, Lillie, of Normalville, and Ronald W. Grimm and wife, Jeanne, and Bernard Ohler and wife, Joanne, all of Connellsville. In addition to his parents, Howard was predeceased by a son, Howard L. Grimm, Jr., a sister, Anna Ruth Grimm, and five brothers, Robert, Ellsworth, George, Kenneth, and Alfred Grimm.

Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., Route 711 Melcroft, Fayette County, Pa., where a funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m., with Pastor Jimmy Talton, officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to the Millertown Community Church, in memory of Howard L. Grimm.

To sign the online guest registry please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, September 16, 2008

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bullet Irwin GRIMM died in 1922. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

MORNING HERALD - THURSDAY FEB 23, 1922
IRWIN GRIMM
Funeral services for Irwin Grimm, who  died at the home of his son in Carmichaels. PA , of  a complication of diseases, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30  o'clock. Interment in Park lace Cemetery,Uniontown,PA
Mr. Grimm who formerly lived in Uniontown is survived by the following children: Mrs. Joseph Dayton, of Crucible; Mrs. Emma Bergan,of HAgerstown,Md.; Mrs. Frank  Murohy , of Neamacolin; and John and Grover Grimm. One sister, Mrs. Rachel Miller of Denton, Nebraska, and two brothers, Henry Grimm ,of Lincoln NE and William Grimm, of Indian Head, Pa., and eighteen grandchildren also  survive.
 


bullet Jacob L. GRIMM died in 1930. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRIMM, JACOB L.
JACOB L. GRIMM DIES AT PITCAIRN
Jacob L. GIMM of Pitcairn, a former resident of Fayette Co., died Sunday night at the Pittsburgh Hospital, following an operation.  He had been ill for some time and had been admitted to the hospital some time ago.  Mr. GRIMM was in his 70th year.  He was a mine superintendent near Pitcairn until his late illness.  He resided in Uniontown at one time, but for many years had been located at Pitcairn.  Besides his wife, he is survived by eight children; also two sisters:  Mrs. Margaret STOUFFER of Dawson, and Mrs. C. H. BALSLEY of Moyer, and one brother R. R. GRIMM of Moyer.

The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the family home.  Interment will be in Madison, Westmoreland Co.  Connellsville Courier; Mon. 3-31-1930

Jacob L. GRIMM, 69, of Pitcairn, formerly of Uniontown, died Sunday, March 30, 1930, in the Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a recent serious operation.  Mr. GRIMM was formerly employed as yard boss at Oliver until about four years ago when he removed his family to Pitcairn.

He is survived by his widow and the following children:  Mrs. Charles CLEAR of Wilkinsburg: Lloyd of Pittsburgh; Elmer of Irwin; Mrs. Bertha HOUSEHOLDER of Pitcairn, Edna, Marie, Dora and Orville at home.  One brother, R. R. GRIMM and two sisters:  Mrs. Charles BALSLEY of East Connellsville and Mrs. Margaret STAUFFER of Dawson, also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the late home.  Burial will be in Irwin. 
Uniontown Morning Herald; Tues. 4-1-1930


James B. GRIMM ( -1919)

JAMES B. GRIMM

   James B. Grimm, 62 years old, died Friday, December 19, at his home near Indian Head. He was 62 three days before his death or on December 16. The deceased is survived by his wife, four sons, Henry, Homer I., Clarence and John A. Grimm, and two daughters, Miss Goldie Grimm and Mrs. Nora A. Cook. He leaves also a brother, Scott Grimm of Uniontown, and a sister, Mrs. Michael Mulvihill of Trotter. Mr. Grimm was a member of the I.O.O.F. at Moyer for 15 years and was well known in this community.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, December 24, 1919, page 6, column 4

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Jessie A. Dean GRIMM ( -1964)

MRS. J. R. GRIMM

  Mrs. Jessie A. Grimm, 54, died Friday at her home in Lemont Furnace. She was a member of Lemont Methodist Church, Madeline Rebekah Lodge No. 143 and Ridgeview Grange No. 1948, was a charter member of the W. C. C. S. and a past grand matron of the Rebekahs. She was a daughter of the late Charles and Fannie McLaughlin Dean.

  Surviving are her husband, J. Reil; five children, Mrs. James (Jessie) McKinney of Uniontown, Star Route, Mrs. Paul (Eileen) Cole of Lemont Furnace, Mrs. Wade (Eleanor) Sutton of Uniontown, Star Route, and James and Richard at home; eight grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Francis (Dorothy) Chambers of Williamsport, and two brothers, Raymond Dean of Washington, Pa. and John of Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, February 17, 1964, page 13, column 5

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bullet Joanne GRIMM died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

JOANNE GRIMM DIES
Joanne, nine-day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Grimm, Orient, died this morning in the Uniontown hospital.
Besides her parents, there survive three brothers, John, Dale and Carl, and three sisters, Gertrude, Betty ... (cut off)
Standard Aug 6 '38


Judson H. GRIMM Stone  (1888-1918)

JUDSON GRIMM’S BODY ARRIVES

   Remains of Judson Grimm, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Grimm of Smithfield arrived Wednesday from overseas and will be buried Sunday from the Grimm home, Morgantown street, Smithfield. Judson was a member of Co. G. 325th Infantry, 82nd Division. On October 11, 1918, he was struck by a shell in the Argonne and died 30 minutes later. Funeral services will be in charge of De La Loma Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, assisted by the American Legion of Smithfield.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, July 29, 1921

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Kenneth Max GRIMM (1964-2010)

Kenneth M. Grimm
Lisbon, Ohio
Formerly of Connellsville

Kenneth Max Grimm, 46, of Lisbon, Ohio, formerly of Connellsville, died Saturday, October 9, 2010, at Salem Community Hospital following a sudden illness. Born Jan. 2, 1964, in Connellsville, he was a son of Nancy R. (Rugg) Kelley and the late Kenneth Lee Grimm. Survivors include his mother, of Lisbon; a son, Storm A. Grimm, of Connellsville; stepsons, T.J., Seth and Derek Reed, all of Connellsville; brothers, Daniel B. Grimm and Donald W. (Marti) Grimm, both of Lisbon; his mother-in law, Connie R. (Lint) Reed Macioce, of Connellsville; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Terri Grimm. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Otterbein United Methodist Church with the Rev. Raymond Hill officiating. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Arrangements are being handled by the WEBER FUNERAL HOME, Lisbon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church or to the American Diabetes Association.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, October 14, 2010

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bullet Lawrence Ray GRIMM died in 1923. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRIMM, LAWRENCE RAY

Lawrence Ray GRIMM, aged 22 years, two months and 20 days, died at the home of his father-in-law, Abe KUHNS, of the Hatfield road, Monday morning, May 21, 1923, at 8:40 o’clock following an illness of a complication of diseases.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hazel Blanche KUHNS GRIMM, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Scott GRIMM, one sister, Mrs. William MITCHELL and six brothers, Wesley, John, Herbert, Reid, Theodore, and Walter.

Funeral services will be held from the home of his father-in-law Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock with the Rev. T. W. COLHONAR, officiating.  Interment will be in Park Place cemetery. 
Uniontown Morning Herald; Tues. 5-22-1923


Lulu Margaret GRIMM ( -1918)

MRS. LULU GRIMM

   Mrs. Lulu Grimm of Wilkinsburg, died Thursday afternoon in the Columbia Hospital, Wilkinsburg, of burns suffered Sunday while standing in front of an open grate in her home. Deceased was a daughter-in-law of A. J. Grimm of Fairchance. The body will arrive at Fairchance this evening for interment.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Morning, January 24, 1918, page 5, column 7

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bullet Mary Tamzon GRIMM died in 1915. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRIMM, MARY TAMZON

Fairchance, Dec. 29—Mary Tamzon GRIMM, aged 6 years, daughter of Lewis C. GRIM, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1915, at 8:45 o’clock, at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. GRIMM in Morgantown street.  She had been ill three weeks with tubercular meningitis.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Baptist church.  The Rev. E. H. KENNEDY of the Free Methodist church will officiate.  Interment will be in Maple Grove cemetery.  Mary was a faithful attendant at both the Free Methodist and Baptist Sunday schools, seldom missing a Sunday at either so long as she was well.  She was a popular pupil in the first grade of the borough schools and was a leader in church and school entertainments.  Little Mary’s mother died four years ago and her only brother died 2 years ago.  She is survived by her father and grandparents and a number of other relatives.  Uniontown Daily News Standard; 12-29-1915 


Melvin W. GRIMM ( -1994)

GRIMM, MELVIN W.— Friends will be received at the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 East Green St., Connellsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 10, 1994, at 11 a.m. in the Funeral home with Rev. John L. Woods officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Tabor Cemetery, Springfield Township, Fayette County. Military rites will be conducted at graveside.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May 1994

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bullet Peter C. GRIMM died in 1906. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRIMM, PETER C.
Peter C. GRIMM died at his home near Moyer at 7 o’clock this morning from the infirmities of old age.  He was 74 years old.  He was born in Springfield Twp. April 7, 1832 and lived all his life in the vicinity, being a resident of Springfield and Bullskin Twp. for more than three score years.  His wife and five sons and three daughters survive.  R. R. and Jacob GRIMM are sons, and Mrs. Isabella BALSLEY and Miss Gertrude GRIMM, the latter of Connellsville, are daughters.
The funeral will be from the home of deceased’s son-in-law, C. H. BALSLEY at Johnston school house, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Services at Mt. Olive Church by Rev. Fasick at 3 o’clock.  Interment will be at Mt. Olive. 
Connellsville Courier;  Mon.  7-23-1906


bullet Ruth Hazel GRIMM died in 1920. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRIMM, RUTH HAZEL

Mrs. Ruth Hazel GRIMM, aged 23 years, eight months and twenty days of House No. 2 York Run, died at the Uniontown hospital Sunday afternoon at 4:40 o’clock of pneumonia, contracted following an operation.  She is survived by her husband and one son.  Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. WOLFORD, of Leechburg, three brothers and four sisters, also survive.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later.  Uniontown Morning Herald; Mon. 3-29-1920

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Hazel GRIMM will be held at the Presbyterian church of Fairchance, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  The Rev. C. D. A. HOON will officiate.  Interment will be in the Fairchance cemetery. 
Uniontown Morning Herald; Tues. 3-30-1920


bullet Sarah M. GRIMM died in 1950. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(70)

May 29, 1950 Connellsville Courier; Died May 26, 1950
The funeral for Mrs. Sarah M. Grimm, who died Friday morning at her home near Normalville,will be held Monday afternoon with a prayer at the Brooks funeral home at Indian Head at 2 o'clock followed by additional rites in the Normalville E. U. B. Church with Rev. Smith Hixon, pastor of the Normalville Methodist church officiating. Interment will be in Normalville Cemetery. She was born February 22, 1872, near Normalville, a daughter of the late Abram and Louise Prinkey Eicher and had lived all of her life near the Normalville community. She was a member of the Normalville Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, great-grandchildren; one brother, Lloyd Eicher of Bealeton, Va., and three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Christopher and Mrs. Grace Means of Connellsville and Mrs. Ruth Hill of Bealeton, Va.
David Grimm; three sons, Davis of Normalville, Edgar of Somerset and Don of Connellsville; five daughters, Mrs. Nellie Adams of Champion, Mrs. Bessie Holsing of Dunbar, Mrs. Carrie Hall of Normalville, Mrs. Grace Hunter of Indian Head and Mrs. Hazel Eicher of Mount Pleasant; 29 grandchildren; 20


Smith M. GRIMM (1880-1959)

GRIMM, SMITH M.— aged 79 of Connellsville – Uniontown Road, died in the Connellsville State Hospital at 3:05 a.m. Monday, October 12, 1959, following a brief illness. He was born in Bullskin Twp., October 25, 1880, the son of the late George W. and Catherine Myers Grimm and for the past 35 years he has resided at this address and formerly was a resident of Connellsville. Mr. Grimm was retired for the past two years and formerly owned and operated the S. M. Grimm Concrete Block and Transfer business. He was a member of the J.O.A.M. Connellsville Chapter and Modern Woodmen of America also of Connellsville; the First Baptist Church and Men’s Bible Class; served as trustee for many years and at present an honorary trustee and chief usher. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Alice Seeso Grimm; two daughters, Mrs. A.M. Howard, Connellsville Road, and Mrs. John W. Bierlein, Pittsburgh; two grandchildren and two brothers, John, Connellsville Road, Braden, Uniontown. Friends will be received at the late home after 7 p.m. today where funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Orville Melquist officiating. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park under the direction of the Brooks Funeral Home, Connellsville, PA.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 12, 1959, page 13, column 7

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Terri L. GRIMM (1962-2008)

Terri L. Grimm
Connellsville

Terri L. Grimm, 45, of Connellsville, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2008, in Highlands Hospital. She was born Nov. 27, 1962, in Connellsville, a daughter of Connie R. Lint Reed Macioce and her husband, Paul, of Connellsville, and the late David L. Reed. She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church. Terri enjoyed all sports and liked attending sporting events with her sons. She was formerly employed as a nurse at Harmon House Convalescent Home and then Graft Oil Co. Terri is survived by her mother; her husband, Kenneth Max Grimm; three sons, T.J. Reed and his wife, Catie, Seth Reed and Derek Reed, all of Connellsville; a granddaughter, Tailer Leigh Reed; and a sister, Tammy Frederick, of Columbus, Ga. In addition to her father, she was predeceased by a daughter, Jenny Leigh Reed. Friends will be received from noon to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 South First St., West Side Connellsville, and until the hour of service at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with Pastor Craig Forsythe officiating. Interment will follow in Greenridge Memorial Park.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Sunday, July 27, 2008

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William M. GRIMM ( -1932)

WILLIAM M. GRIMM, 73
OF INDIAN HEAD DIES;
FUNERAL ON WEDNESDAY

   William M. Grimm, 73 years old, of near Indian Head, died Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock at his home following a lingering illness. He was a farmer and was widely known in the Indian Creek Valley. Mr. Grimm is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Grimm, and a large family of growing children which is as follows: Charles of Acme, Mason of Mount Pleasant, Ernest of Stahlstown, Edgar of Indian head, Amos of Ronco, Joshua at home, Lewis, whereabouts unknown, and Mrs. Anna Kaufmann at Pittsburgh. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon, with a brief service at the late home at 1:30 o’clock and 2:30 o’clock at the Normalville United Brethren Church with interment in the church cemetery. Rev. Paul O. Morris, pastor, of the church, will officiate


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, November 22, 1932, page 6, column 4

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Catherine Edwards GRINDLE (1864-1937)

Mrs. James P. Grindle
Dies at Poplar Grove;
Funeral on Monday

   Mrs. Catherine Grindle, 83 years old, widow of James P. Grindle, died on Friday morning at the home of her son, Archie T. Grindle, at Poplar Grove, following an illness of two weeks of complications. Mrs. Grindle was born on March 30, 1864, in Westmoreland county, near Murrysville, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Edwards. She had spent approximately 30 years of her life at Ohiopyle and a number of years in Pittsburgh before coming to the Connellsville district about 13 years ago. Her husband preceded her in death in 1921. She is survived by one son, Archie T. Grindle; one brother, Murray Edwards of Murrysville, and one sister, Mrs. Annie Armer of Rymersburg, Pa. There are also six grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Grindle home. Interment will be made in Hill Grove Cemetery in charge of Funeral Director Clyde B. Brooks of Indian Head.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, November 13, 1937, page 3, column 8

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bullet Mrs. John GRINDLE died in 1905. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

GRINDLE, MRS. JOHN
Mrs. John GRINDLE, who died at her home on Sterling hill, was buried by Funeral Director W. H. PARKHILL in Cochran’s cemetery Tuesday afternoon.  She was aged 52 years and leaves a family of eight children, four sons and four daughters.  Her husband died some years ago. 
Connellsville Courier  Fri. 3-3-1905


Julia M. Corona GRISHKIN (1914-2002)

   Julia M. Corona Grishkin, age 88, of LaBelle, Pa., died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, in Fort Myers, Florida. She was born January 17, 1914, in Roscoe, Pa., daughter of Antonio Corona and Domenica Nicolao Corona. Her husband, William Grishkin, daughter-in-law, Lois Grishkin, sister, Katherine Corona, brothers, John and Matthew Corona, and parents preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons: Dr. Brent Grishkin of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Dr. Brian Grishkin and his wife, Nanette, of Fort Myers, Florida; and six grandchildren: David Long, Jennifer Gishkin, Jonathan Grishkin, Justin Grishkin, Jacob Watson and Joshua Watson. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. where a Funeral Service will be held Monday, July 15, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Fr. James Petrovsky and Rev. John Duvall officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2002, Uniontown, PA, July 10, 2002

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Barbara Ann GRIVNA ( -1948)

BARBARA GRIVNA

   Barbara Ann Grivna, 10-year-old daughter of Stephen and Anna Meglis Grivna of Orient, died Sunday afternoon at her parents’ home. In addition to her parents she is survived by two brothers, Michael and Stephen, and one sister, Mary, all at home and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Meglis of Orient.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, June 14, 1948, page 2, column 6

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bullet Teckla GRIVNA died in 1934. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Teckla Grivna, aged 55, wife of Wasil Grivna, died at 3:40 o'clock Sunday afternoon, November 11, 1934, in the family residence, House 127, Orient, following an illness extending over a period of two or three years.  Besides her husband there are also surviving, four children:  John Grivna, Detroit; Mrs. Mary Tokabla, Smock, Moxie and Steve Grivna, at home; two brothers, Theodore and John Wolniak, of New Jersey; a sister, Maggie Wolniak, in Europe; and four grandchildren.
Following brief services in the family residence Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock requiem mass will be celebrated in St. Mary's G. C. church, New Salem, by Rev. Fr. Anthony Knapik.  Burial in the church cemetery.
(newspaper dated November 13, 1934)


bullet Ellen GROFF died in 1917. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)

Mrs Ellen Lepley Groff, wife of Squire G. G. Groff, died at her home in Confluence Sunday after a lingering llness of several months from complications of diseases.   She was 60 years old on May1. One of the oldest settlers of that area.  Survived by five sons and a daughter. A. T. Groff, Calvin, Harvey, Frank and Edward and Mrs J. T.  Baun.  
Weekly Courier, Thurs, Jul 19, 1917, page 7


Ethel Mae GROFF ( -1996)

  CONFLUENCE, Feb. 28 — Ethel Mae Groff, 73, died Friday, June 21, 1996, at Zohlman Nursing Home, Richlandtown, following an 18 year bout with cancer. She was the widow of Lester K. Groff, who died in March of this year. She had formerly lived in Telford and Horsham. She was born in Indian Head, a daughter of the late Raymond J. and Annie Tabitha (Pritts) Keslar. During the 1940s she had been a machine operator for Standard Pressed Steel of Jenkintown. She was the second charter member of The Carpenter’s House of Evangelical Fellowship in Quakertown, where she was the former church secretary. She is described by her family as having been a devoted wife, mother and grandmother whose main concern was always her family’s welfare and happiness. She also enjoyed cooking, gardening and embroidering. She is survived by three daughters, Anna Mae Lederach and husband D. Barry of Telford, Sandra Lee Finger and husband Kenneth F. of Lansdale and Linda Sue Rogiani and husband William of Quakertown; one son, Lester R. Groff and wife P atricia of Warminster; eight grandchildren, David Lederach and wife Beth of Hellertown, Melissa Quirk and husband Robert of North Wales, Scott and Nathaniel Finger of Lansdale, Joshua Finger of State College, Meredith, Amanda and Lauren Groff of Warminster; and one brother, Domer Keslar and wife Natalie of Dresher. Viewing will be held today from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at ANDERS-DETWEILER FUNERAL HOME, 130 E. Broad St. (Route 113), Souderton, followed by interment at 11 a.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery, Warminster. The family suggests … balance of obit is missing


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, June 1996

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Helen Frantz GROFF ( -1923)

MRS. HELEN F. GROFF

  CONFLUENCE, Feb. 28 — Mrs. Helen Frantz Groff 38 years old, wife of A. T. Groff, postmaster at Confluence, died last night in the Somerset Hospital, where she had been a patient for several months. Mrs. Groff had been in very poor health since the death of her daughter, Elizabeth, last May and never rallied. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the family which is prominent in this mountain town. Mrs. Groff was a very active in church affairs before her illness. In addition to her husband she is survived by three sons, Allen, Charles and Robert. Two brothers, G. A. Frantz of Confluence and Will Frantz of New Castle, also survive.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, March 8, 1923, page 6, column 6

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Fannie GROOMES ( -1917)

MISS FANNIE GROOMES

   Miss Fannie Groomes, 42 years old died Monday morning at her home at McClellandtown, following a brief illness.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, November 15, 1917, page 5, column 6

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Helen Miller GROOMS (1906-1995)

   Helen Miller Grooms, 89, of Carmichaels R.D. 1 who was born in Brownsville died Friday morning in her home. She is survived by two sons, Raymond W. Grooms Jr. of Glendale, Ariz., and Edward A. Grooms of Carmichaels R.D.; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Raymond Miller, and a sister, Mrs. George (Hazel) Demick, both of McKeesport. The family will receive friends in the Paul Michael Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–January 25, 1906
   Died—–April 7, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1995

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bullet John GROOVER died in 1863. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

DIED
Die suddenly, Feb. 28th, 1863, near Smithfield, Pa., Mr. John Groover, in the 56th year of his age.
The deceased was on his way to a public meeting in Haydentown, and when near the place, fell to the ground and expired immediately.  He had complained for some time of internal disease.
Mr. Groover had been for eleven years an acceptable and worthy member of the Baptist Church, and in all the relations of life was highly respected as a true friend, an honorable man and a good citizen.  He leaves a wife and five children to mourn the irreparable loss of a kind husband and a loving parent.  May the merciful Benefactor bless and preserve them.   M.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Mar 5, 1863.
Vol. 3, No. 4, Pg. 3, Col. 2.


Anna Elizabeth GROSS (1912-1995)

   Anna Elizabeth Gross (Hross), 83, of Smithfield, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 1995, at home. She was born June 18, 1912, in Edenborn, daughter of the late John and Anna Svenk Gross. She was a member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Leckrone, the St. Mary’s Rosary Society and the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 245. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by brothers, Paul, John and Steve. She is survived by a brother, William Gross, with whom she lived; a sister, Mary Mikula of Parma Heights, Ohio, a brother, Joseph Gross of Parma Heights, Ohio and another brother, Andy Gross of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the JOHN MAYKUTH JR. FUNERAL HOME, Corner of Church and River Ave., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday until 10 a.m., when a prayer service will be held, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., in St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Leckrone, with the Rev. Fr. Andrew M. Kawecki as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Leckrone.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August 1995

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Frank B. GROSS ( -1996)

   Frank B. Gross, 79, of Mount Pleasant and a native of Penn Township, Pa., died Friday, Dec. 6, 1996, in Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. He is survived by two brothers, Edward H. Gross of Scottdale and John N. Gross of Michigan; two sisters, Violet Gross Hart of Harrison City and Goldie Gross Douglas of Parma, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Luther J. Grimm Funeral Home, 806 West Main St., Mount Pleasant, today until 11 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December 1996

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Norman E. GROSS ( -1944)

NORMAN E. GROSS

  ROCKWOOD, Mar. 25— Norman E. Gross, 62, died Monday at his home at Rockwood, R.D. 1. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Vida Kimmel Gross, and the following children: Mrs. Kenneth Faidley of Rockwood, R.F.D. 3, Phillip of Somerset, R.D. 5, and Mrs. Sylvester Phillipi, Oscar and Audrey at home. There are one grandchild and three sisters.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, March 25, 1944, page 2, column 4

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Donald L. GROTHE, Jr. ( -2012)

SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA
Donald L. Grothe, Jr.

Donald L. Grothe, Jr., 37 died September 6, 2012. Mr. Grothe was born in Baltimore, Md. to the late Donald Grothe, Sr. and the late Lula Metahy Couch. He was a Senior Chief in the U.S. Navy and had served as a volunteer firefighter. Mr. Grothe was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and also enjoyed NASCAR. He was predeceased by stepfather J. R. Couch. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 15 years, Susan Grothe; children: Christopher Patterson, Jessica Grothe and Danielle Grothe, all of Suffolk; mother Geraldine Gowers of Baltimore, Md.; brother, Jason Couch; sisters: Shayne Sanderford, Tonya Couch and Jo Anne Brown; and a host of other service brothers, sisters and friends. The family will receive friends at ALTMEYER FUNERAL HOME, 5792 Greenwich Rd., Virginia Beach, Va. on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home, with Chaplain Albert A. Cross officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Albert G. Horton Memorial Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made for the Grothe Childrens Scholarship Fund, c/o Susan Grothe, 5792 Greenwich Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmyer.com


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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Elizabeth GROVE ( -1870)

DIED

GROVE— January 10, 1870, Elizabeth Grove, of Cincinnati, Ohio, at the residence of George Hunter, of Springhill township, Fayette Co., aged seventy-five years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 20, 1870, Vol. III, No. 2, page 3, column 6

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Joan Mae GROVE ( -1937)

JOAN MAE GROVE

   Joan Mae Grove, 18-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Grove, of McClellandtown, died at 4:35 o’clock Friday morning, April 30, 1937, in Uniontown hospital. Death followed a brief illness of pneumonia. Besides her parents the child is also survived by two sisters: Eleanor and Janet Grove, both at home. Funeral services will be solemnized at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon in the family residence with Rev. David Hunter as officiant. Burial will be in Church Hill cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, May 1, 1937, page 2, column 6

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Uriah H. GROVE ( -1967)

U. H. GROVE

   Uriah H. Grove, 93, of Gary, Ind., died at 5 a.m. Sunday in the Methodist Hospital, Gary. He was born in 1874 in Luzerne township, a son of the late Reuben and Hattie Higginbotham Grove, and had lived in the Belle Vernon vicinity before moving to Gary. He was a member of the 43rd Avenue Presbyterian Church of Gary. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Henrietta Gibson Grove; a son; a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Christopher of New Salem; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and a brother. He was predeceased by five brothers, William, Reuben, Harry, Frank and Reno, and five sisters, Elizabeth Coffman, Etta Jameson, Minnie Laughlin, Anna Acklin and Bertha. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Linton and McColly funeral home, Gary.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, January 24, 1967, page 11, column 3

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Charles GROVER ( -1960)

GROVER, CHARLES— Aged 56, a resident of LaBelle for the past twelve years, died Wednesday, September 7, 1960 at 8:25 p.m., in the Brownsville General Hospital following a brief illness. He was employed at the Clairton Works of the U.S. Steel Corp. He is survived by seven brothers and sisters. Friends are being received in the Kisinger Funeral Home, Brownsville, where services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, September 9, 1960, page 33, column 7

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bullet Louis GROVES died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

GROVES, Louis
Louis, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Groves, of House 10, Superior Works, died at 4 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 1931. Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. today in the Hopewell Presbyterian church in charge of the pastor, Rev. R. C. VanEman. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Sarah E. GROVES ( -1943)

Aged New Geneva
Woman Succumbs

Mrs. Sarah E. Groves, 80, New Geneva, one of the town's oldest residents, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grace Dusenberry, yesterday afternoon. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dusenberry and Mrs. Florence Davis, New Geneva; four sons, Porter, New Geneva; Ophia, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roy, Dilliner; Troy, Lemont Furnace; a brother, J. K. Fortney, Kingwood, West Virginia. Services will be held Friday morning at 11:30 o'clock at the Dusenberry home followed by additional rites in Kingwood.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, July 28, 1943, page 2, column 1

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bullet Mike GROYNE died in 1906. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

Mike Groyne, aged about 50 years, of Orient, died Thursday morning at the Uniontown hospital from typhoid fever.
The Morning News. Uniontown, Pa. Apr. 6, 1906.


Catherine 'Kitty' Miller GRUBBS (1924-2008)

   Catherine (Kitty) Miller Grubbs, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away on Friday, May 30, 2008, at UPMC, Shadyside, Pennsylvania. Catherine was born on September 15, 1924, daughter of David Benton and Jessie Bausman Miller. In addition to her parents, Kitty was preceded in death by four brothers, Ivan, Ben, George, and Paul Miller. Kitty is survived by her husband of 67 years, James Grubbs; four daughters: Jacqueline Ann McFerron and husband, Richard, of Columbus, Ohio, Bobbie Kelly, of Uniontown, Sandra Jean Passell and husband, Dennis, of Mill Hall, Pa., and Lori Kim Shallenberger and husband, Rick, of Uniontown; three sons: James Jay Grubbs, at home, David Thomas and wife, Pamela, of Connecticut, and Timothy Allen and wife, Virginia, of Uniontown; twenty grandchildren; many great grandchildren; and two sisters: Georgia Hall, of Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa., and Mary Ann Smith and husband, Clayton, of Uniontown; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Kitty was a member of the Grandma Honeys; she taught sewing to 4H members and was an avid square dancer. Friends will be received in the THOMAS M. DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, on Sunday, June 1, 2008, from 1 to 5 p.m., the hour of service, with Reverend Galen Winebrenner.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, May 31, 2008

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Eleanor Ruth Johnson GRUBBS (1932-2011)

Eleanor R. Grubbs
South Connellsville

Eleanor Ruth Johnson Grubbs, 79, of South Connellsville, died Sunday, March 6, 2011, at Golden Living Nursing Home, Uniontown. She was born Feb. 12, 1932, in South Connellsville, a daughter of the late Charles and Agnes (Bryner) Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Jean Lemming; daughter, Gloria Faye Grubbs; and great-grandson, Gunner Alan Kelley. Eleanor was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker. She was a member of the Highlands Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, where she volunteered in the hospital snack bar for more than 30 years. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, John Thomas "J.T." Grubbs; brother, Lawerence (Bud) Johnson and wife, Sue, of Jacksonville, Fla.; sons, Thomas Grubbs and wife, Mischelle, of Pittsburgh, Terry Grubbs and wife, Wanda, of South Connellsville, Dale Grubbs and wife, Corinna, of Connellsville, Mark Grubbs and wife, Sherry, of Connellsville, and Eric Grubbs and wife, Patty, of South Connellsville; daughter, Carolyn Owade and husband, Greg, of Connellsville; nephew, Charles Dennis Lemming, of Scottdale; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 9 a.m. until the hour of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville. Interment will follow in Laurel Hill Memorial Cemetery. Her family would like to thank Golden Living Nursing Home for their loving and special care they gave their mother.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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Jean Rankin GRUBBS (1919-2009)

   Jean Rankin Grubbs, age 90, of Bethelboro, Pennsylvania, died peacefully on Christmas Eve 2009 in the Denali Center, Fairbanks, Alaska. Jean was born February 6, 1919 on a farm in Bethelboro, Pennsylvania. She was the fifth of six children of Alva Rankin and Rose (Bryson) Rankin. Jean and her husband Paul were members of the Bethel Presbyterian Church and later transferred to the United Presbyterian Church in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Jean was very active in her community, participating in taking the 10 year census in Fayette County, volunteering with the Central Elections Committee, was a North Union Band Parent, the Master of the Ridgeview Grange and Master of the Degree Team, and served as Chairman of the Horticultural Department of the Fayette County Fair. Jean was a devoted wife and mother, also helping to raise her four granddaughters. She spent the last 13 years of her life living in Alaska with her granddaughter Jean and her family where she was an extraordinary help with two great grandchildren. Jean was an extremely caring, optimistic and very remarkable lady who had the love and respect of everyone she met!

   In addition to her parents, Jean was also preceded in death by her husband Paul of 57 years; three brothers: Bill, Fred and Tom; two sisters: Grace and Hazel; and a great granddaughter, Rebecca Livingston. Jean is survived by her daughter, Edna Miller of Bethelboro, Pennsylvania; one son, Fredrick Grubbs and his wife Ann of Bethelboro, Pennsylvania; granddaughters: Jean Hixon and her husband Charles of North Pole, Alaska; Stephanie Livingston of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Cheri Grubbs of Dunbar, Pennsylvania and Gretchen Grubbs Belan and her husband Richard Belan of Smithfield, Pennsylvania; and three great grandchildren: Amanda Livingston, Charles Hixon and Rose Hixon.

   Arrangements have been entrusted to the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Pennsylvania. Friends and Family will be received at the Funeral Home on Monday, January 4, 2010 from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. and will continue on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Jean's Life at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Michael I. Orsted officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pennsylvania.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, January 3, 2010


Jean Grubbs
Bethelboro

Jean Rankin Grubbs, 90, of Bethelboro, died peacefully Thursday, Christmas Eve, 2009, in the Denali Center, Fairbanks, Alaska. Arrangements have been entrusted to the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, at the funeral home, and will continue from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, followed by a celebration of Jean's life at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Orsted officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 4, 2010

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Lloyd E. GRUBBS (1929-2011)

Lloyd E. Grubbs
Finleyville

Lloyd E. "Junior" Grubbs, 82, of Finleyville, passed away Monday, April 18, 2011, Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Lloyd was born in Uniontown, April 9, 1929, a son of Lloyd and Bertie Ethel (Thomas) Grubbs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Walter "Wally" Grubbs; brother, Austin; and a sister, Betty Weltz. Junior was an elder at both Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church and the First Presbyterian Church of Finleyville. He retired from U.S. Steel, where he worked for 34 years. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. Junior is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Ann (Ritenour) Grubbs; three children, Randy Grubbs and wife, Freda, of Lexington, Ky., Pam McAvoy and husband, Dennis, of Finleyville, and William "Billy" Grubbs, of Finleyville; three brothers, James Grubbs, of Bethelboro, Ralph and his wife, Rene, of Smock, and John T. "JT," of Connellsville; two granddaughters, Amanda McAvoy and Julia Grubbs; a grandson, James McAvoy; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the THOMAS M. DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, 136 N. Gallatin Ave., Uniontown, and from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Junior to the American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org, or 100 W. Station Square Drive, Suite 1900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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Frank R. GRUBER (1931-2005)

   Frank R. Gruber, 73, of Masontown, Pa., died peacefully with his loving wife, Dorothy at his side on Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at the Uniontown Hospital. He was born on Aug. 2, 1931, in Orient, Pa., a son of Marie (Enz) Gruber of Orient, Pa., and the late Andrew Gruber Sr., who passed away in 1958. His brother, Fred Gruber also preceded him in death. Frank was a member of All Saints Roman Catholic Church of Masontown, Faith-Gray-McArdle Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4584, Fort Mason American Legion Post 423, and the Pal's Social Citizens Club. He retired from Fruehauf Corporation, where he had been employed for 28 years. During the Korean War, he proudly served his country with the United States Army 101st Airborn Division Screaming Eagles, 40th Infantry, where he was wounded in battle. He was decorated with a Purple Heart, NATO and Korean Combat medals. He was a terrific husband, dad, grandfather and friend, who was always first to offer help in any way he could. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting and bird watching, but most of all he loved doing all these things with his family. Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 49 years, Dorothy (Berdar) Gruber; children, Donald F. Gruber and wife, Gina of Masontown, Pa., Frank Gruber Jr., and wife, Marilyn of Greensburg, Pa., Paula J. Volansky and husband, Jerry of Masontown, Pa; grandchildren, Katrina and Gabrielle Gruber, Megan, Corey and Jesse Gruber and Troy and Summer Volansky; step- grandchildren, Ashley Hixson Sarver and Joey Hixson; a brother, Andrew Gruber Jr., and wife, June of Willowick, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC., A Dignity Memorial Provider, 515 North Main St., Masontown, Pa., today and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, until 9:30 a.m., when Prayers of Transfer will be said.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, January 12, 2005

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J. George GRUEN ( -1941)

J. GEORGE GRUEN

   Despondency due to ill health is blamed for the suicidal death of J. George Gruen, 54, well-known Dawson druggist, who was found dead in the bathroom of his home Monday morning, June 16, 1941, about 6 o’clock. Dr. Harry Bell of Dawson was summoned and pronounced his friend of many years dead from a slashed throat. Mr. Gruen appeared in the best of spirits Sunday night when he closed the Dawson drug store that bore his name. He returned to his home and chatted with his family before retiring. He was heard to get out of bed about 5:30 o’clock Monday morning and go into the bathroom. When he failed to return in a reasonable time, a daughter, Bernice, 19, who lived at home with her parents, went to investigate and found her father. He was sprawled face downward on the floor in a pool of blood. He still clutched the razor blade with which he had taken his life. Members of the family had been preparing for a visit by their son, John, of Pittsburgh, who was returning yesterday to celebrate his 25th birthday. A party was planned in his honor. Deputy Coroner F.B. Galley of Vanderbilt was summoned and pronounced death due to Mr. Gruen having taken his own life with a razor blade. Mr. Gruen was born in Detroit, Mich., September 25, 1886, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Gruen. He moved to Dawson after graduation from college and established a drug store there. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Goldie Jones Gruen and three children, Bernice, at home; John, of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. W.W. Peterman, of Philadelphia. One granddaughter also survives. He was a trustee of the Dawson Presbyterian Church and a member of the Dr. H.J. Bell Bible Class of that denomination. He was also a past master of the James Cochran Lodge F & A. M. No. 614 of Dawson and earlier in life had served a term as a member of the Dawson borough council. Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, D.S.T. Rev. J. W. Witherspoon of Scottdale, pastor of the Dawson Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Cemetery at Pennsville.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, June 17, 1941, page 3, column 2

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Anna Burgan GRUMMER (1903-1963)

MRS. FRANK GRUMMER

   Mrs. Anna Burgan Grummer of Fayette City died at 9:20 p.m. Thursday in Charleroi-Monessen Hospital. She was born July 30, 1903, in Bruceton. Surviving are her husband, Frank; a daughter, Ethel, at home; four sisters, including Mrs. Katherine Pegg of Fayette City, Mrs. Charles Oliphant of Speers and Mrs. Jack Wilson of Monessen, and two brothers, Amos Behanna of Perryopolis and Russell Burgan of Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, April 6, 1963, page 2, column 4

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Pfc. Raymond H. GRUMMER ( -1944)

District Soldiers Killed In Action

War Department announces names of the following district soldiers killed in action in the European area: Cpl. John A. Balaban, Connellsville,; Pfc. Harold K. Cobb, Brownsville; Pfc. Harry O. Evans, Scottdale; Pfc. Vito M. Graziano, Jr., Dunbar; Pfc. Raymond H. Grummer, Fayette City; Staff Sgt. John J. Juran, East Millsbore; Pvt. Harry C. Mathis, Connellsville; Pvt. William H. Rankin, Brownsville; Pfc. Emil W. Sadlek, Mather; Capt. James W. Williams, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, January 6, 1945, page 1, column 1

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bullet Rev. W. Frank GRYCE died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Word has just been received here of the death on July 15, 1935, in Phoenix, Ariz., of Rev. W. Frank Gryce.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret Gryce.
The deceased was formerly of Uniontown but was forced to go to Arizona for his health.  Death was due to complications.
The body will be brought to Uniontown and funeral arrangements announced later.
(July 22, 1935 newspaper)


Gerald Franklin GUALA, Sr.Photo  ( -2012)

Hopwood
Gerald Franklin Guala, Sr.

Gerald Franklin Guala, Sr. of Hopwood, Pa. passed away on the morning of July 12, 2012 at the age of 71. He was a beloved husband and father who died with the respect, admiration and affection of his family and friends. He displayed unparalleled craftsmanship and artistry in his work, first in auto restoration and customization, later in antique restoration, and finally in the design and meticulous crafting of fine furniture and furnishings. His work included numerous high profile furniture pieces and several types of metalwork including a large portfolio of blacksmithing. His home also displayed his artistry and industriousness and became a local landmark. Through the years he taught his employees, friends and children much of what he knew, and more importantly for him, taught others to learn on their own. He is survived by his loving wife and children: Lois, Gerald Jr. and Amy. A Memorial Service will be planned in the near future and close friends and family will be contacted with the details. Arrangements by DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, July 18, 2012, page B3

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Mary Elizabeth GUARD Stone  (1870-1918)

MRS. MARGARET E. GUARD

   Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Guard, 48 years old, died Tuesday, August 27, at her home, 604 East Gibson avenue, Connellsville. She was born in Berlin, Somerset county and lived there for 18 years when she came to Connellsville, and had lived at the present residence on Gibson avenue since that time. She was the wife of Lee Guard, a well-known man of this city. Mrs. Guard leaves five children. They are: Mrs. F. H. Penney, Pittsburg, Thomas Guard, of Poplar Grove, and Anna Frank and Margaret, at home. She also leaves three brothers and two sisters, Harvey and Grover Donnelly, of Berlin, and Frank, Confluence, also Mrs. M. P. Dorn and Mrs. Hazel Ayers, Berlin. Her father is still living. The funeral will be held at 2:30 Friday afternoon at the home of her husband. Rev. Burgess will officiate. Interment will be made in Hill Grove cemetery. All friends and relatives of the family are invited to attend the funeral.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, August 29, 1918, page 2, column 5

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Thomas H. GUARD, Jr. (1908-1995)

Thomas Guard Jr.

   Thomas H. Guard Jr., 87, of South Connellsville died Sunday at his residence. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James Arthur (Geraldine) Porterfield of South Connellsville and Mrs. William (Marlene) Edwards of Scottdale; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Harry Guard of South Connellsville. Friends will be received in the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, until 11 a.m. today.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–August 13, 1908
   Died—–November 5, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1995

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James W. GUCKES ( -1996)

   James W. Guckes, 67, of Scottdale on Nov. 23, 1996. Husband of Mary L. (Buchheit) Guckes; father of Susan McCoy, Karen Mains, Barry and Glenn Guckes. Friends received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, Scottdale (877-5300), where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Committal services and interment at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Westmoreland Hospice, 532 W. Pittsburgh, St., Greensburg, Pa. 15601.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November 1996

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Walter GUDER (1910-2000)

   Walter Guder, 90, of North Versailles, Pa., died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, in Riverside Nursing Center, McKeesport. He was born Sept. 28, 1910, in Fayette County, Pa., the son of the late William and Effie Evans Guder. Walter was a retired mine foreman for Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation. He was a veteran in the Merchant Marines in World War II. Surviving are his wife, Thelma Gilleland Guder; one daughter, Joan Pierro of North Versailles; a son, Lowman Guder of Cleveland, Ohio; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was a member of Linway United Presbyterian Church, a member of the Free & Accepted Masons Lodge, in Brownsville, Pa., a member of the Uniontown Lodge of Perfection, and a member of the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite. Friends will be received in the STRIFFLERS FUNERAL HOME of White Oak, Pa., on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at 9:30 a.m., in Linway United Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Bowman Flatwoods Cemetery of Vanderbilt, Pa. Contributions may be made to the Centennial Future Fund, c/o Linway United Presbyterian Church, 600 Greensburg Ave., North Versailles PA 15137.


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, November 30, 2000

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James GUE ( -1852)

DIED— On Friday, 26th ult., at his residence in Bridgeport, Mr. JAMES GUE, aged about 46 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 8, 1852, Vol. 2, No. 11, page 3, column 4

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Rudolph GUERRERI obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)

Infection developing from an abscessed tooth caused the death Tuesday morning of Rudolph Guerreri, bother of John Guerreri, of Connellsville street.
Mr. Guerreri, aged 49, had been in normal health up until the trouble arose from a tooth.  It was extracted.
Several blood transfusions failed to save the life of the well known Braddock resident, who for years was engaged as a barber in that city.  He died in the West Penn hospital.
Mr. Guerreri is survived by a widow and six children.  Five brothers and two sisters also survive, John of Uniontown; Joseph of Cardale; Paul and Alex of Youngstown, O.; Antony of Italy; Mrs. Rachael Brunari of Chicago and Mrs. Titana Lappe of Italy.
Mr. Guerreri formerly resided in Fairbanks.


August GUERRIERI ( -1942)

AUGUST GUERRIERI, aged 82 years, of Fairbank, Pa., died Thursday, April 16, 1942, at 1:15 p.m., at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Pete Guerrieri. He is survived by; sons, Clement of Cardale, Pete Of Indiana, Pa., Alfred in Italy; a daughter, Mrs. Adelma Guerrieri of Fairbank; two sisters and one brother in Italy; 19 grandchildren and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 19, 1942, at 2 p.mm. at St. Mary’s R. C. Church, Cadale. Interment in the church cemetery, in charge of Funeral Director G. Earl Podvia, Republic.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, April 17, 1942, page 18, column 6

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Harry R. GUERRIERI (1924-2010)

  Harry R. Guerrieri, age 86, of Lorain, Ohio, formerly of Republic, Pennsylvania passed away Sunday, December 26, 2010 in Hearthstone Assisted Living Center, Lorain, Ohio. He was born on January 23, 1924 in Allison, Pennsylvania the son of Paul Guerrieri and Lelah Johnson Guerrieri. Harry was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Republic. He was a retired Coal Miner for United States Steel's Maple Creek Mine and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local 1248. Harry was a veteran of the United States Army who served in 153rd Engineering Battalion in the Pacific Theatre and also occupational duty in Japan. Harry was also a member of the American Legion Post 590 in Republic, Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mildred Glad Guerrieri in 2008; three sisters Elizabeth Kaminsky, Pauline Tassone, Wanda Thompson; a brother, William Guerrieri; and his parents. He is survived by his loving children: Robert Guerrieri and wife Hermita of Lorain, Ohio, Harry Guerrieri and his wife Lydia of Lorain, Ohio and Christine Ronzi and husband E d w a r d of Euclid, Ohio; six grandchildren: Nicholas Guerrieri and his wife Angela, Eric Guerrieri and his wife Karen, Christopher Guerrieri, Jonathan Guerrieri and wife Natasha, Jennifer Guerrieri and Kristin Ronzi; great grandchildren: Allison, Nicole, Alexis and Anthony Guerrieri; and his brother, Albert Guerrieri and wife Antoinette of Republic, Pennsylvania. Friends will be received at ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME INC., One Legion Street, Republic, PA 15475 (724.246.9466) on Wednesday, December 29, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday, December 30, 2010 until 9 a.m. when a Prayer Service will be held. A Funeral Mass will follow at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Republic, with the Reverend Father James Clark as Celebrant. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pennsylvania where Military Rites will be accorded by General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103 of Hopwood, Pennsylvania.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 27, 2010

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Mildred Glad GUERRIERI (1924-2008)

  Mildred (Glad) Guerrieri, 84, of Republic, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2008, in Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. She was born October 12, 1924, in Searights, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of the late Michael Glad and Mary Paljan Glad. Mildred was a member of Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Republic, Pa., and a member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers of the church.

  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Anna Erjavec, Mary Markonic, Kay Alexander, and Jay Miller, brothers, Steven, Michael, Frank, Ignatius Victor, and Ludwig Glad. Mildred was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Harry R. Guerrieri, of Republic, Pa.; children: Robert Guerrieri and wife, Hermita, and Harry Guerrieri and wife, Lydia, both of Lorain, Ohio, and Christine Ronzi and husband, Edward, of Euclid, Ohio; grandchildren: Nicholas Guerrieri and wife, Angela, Eric Guerrieri and wife, Karen, Christopher Guerrieri, Jonathan Guerrieri and wife, Natasha, Jennifer Guerrieri and Kristin Ronzi; great-grandchildren: Allison, Nicole, and Alexis Guerrieri.

  Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME, 19 Legion Street, Republic, Pa., on Friday, December 12, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, December 13, 2008, 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. Father Stephen Bugay, as Celebrant. Interment will be in LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa. A Parish Wake Service will be held on Friday at 8:30 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, December 11, 2008

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bullet Miss Lena GUESMAN died in 1927. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(15)

LENA GUESMAN
Miss Lena Guesman aged 50, died at her home, No 84 Highland Avenue, Friday morning, March 4, 1927 at 2 a.m.
She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Alice Guesman at home; two sisters, Mrs. E. Upholzer, Johnstown, Pa., and Mrs. D.C. Price, Oakmont, Pa.
Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m. from Ferguson Funeral Home, Morgantown Street with Rev. W.M. Douglass officiating.  Interment in New Salem cemetery.


Anna L. GUESS Headstone (1871-1942)

ANNA L. GUESS

Mrs. Anna L. Guess, 70, widow of Thomas L. Guess, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. W. Herbold, 335 Coolspring Street, Saturday night, January 31, 1942, at 6:45 o’clock following a lingering illness of complications. She was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church of this city.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Nina Herbold and a son, John V. Guess, both of Uniontown; 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Herbold home, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. J. S. Clark of the Second Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance, under the direction of the Ferguson Funeral Home.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, February 2, 1942

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Norma Elaine GUESS ( -1952)

Bell Operator Dies In Crash

Arranging Rites For Norma Guess

Friends of Norma Elaine Guess, killed in a car crash yesterday in Ohio, will be received at the family home, 532 Johnston Ave., after 7 p.m. today. Miss Guess, 20, was instantly killed when the car she was driving collided with a train at a grade crossing in Euclid, Ohio, at 7 a.m. yesterday. She had been living with her brother, Richard, in Euclid and was returning from work at the Euclid’s Bell Telephone office when the collision occurred.

In addition to Richard, John V. and Nellie Nieman Guess, three brothers, Earl E., James, both of Uniontown; Thomas, Connellsville; and three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Costolo and Linda, both of Uniontown; and Olive, Seattle, Washington.

Funeral arrangements in charge of the Gleason Funeral Home, are incomplete.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, August 8, 1952

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Thomas GUESS Headstone (1858-1907)

ANOTHER AUTOPSY HELD BY CORONER

Coffin Opened for Jury After Family Had Taken Last Look.

AT FUNERAL OF THOMAS GUESS

Another Autopsy Had Previously Been Held at Pittsburgh,

Where the Bellevernon Chief of Police, Slain by Cate, Died

Uniontown, May 20---Although Thomas L. Guess, the late Chief of Police of Bellevernon, who was shot on Thursday by William L. Cate, died in Pittsburgh, and an autopsy and inquest were held there and a verdict rendered, Coroner Hagan of Fayette County will hold an inquest here today. Hagan says another inquest is necessary to make things legal. After the funeral services yesterday he impaneled and swore in a jury and had it view the body in the coffin. The dead man’s widow and son had taken their last look on the body and Hagan, after putting everybody but the jury out of the room, opened the wound on Guess’ head, the wound being imperceptible before because of the treatment given by the undertaker, and called the jury’s attention to it. No witnesses who saw the shooting have been called. As the autopsy held in Pittsburgh was very complete and the course of the bullet was clearly traced. It is predicted that the Pittsburgh autopsy is the one which will have to be quoted by the State when Cate is put to trial.

The funeral services were held at Chief Guess’ late home on Connellsville Street, he having been unable to take his family to Bellevernon, as Mrs. Guess is an invalid. She had to be carried to a carriage. The Rev. T. L. Wayne, pastor of the Methodist Protestant Church, and County Organizer for the Prohibition Party, preached the funeral sermon, which was largely devoted to the evil caused by drink, the murderer, it is said, having beer, partially drunk when he shot Guess.

The pallbearers were Jugson Sisler, Chief of Police of Uniontown; Hugh Hardin, Joseph Hager and Charles Betts, Uniontown policemen, and Glen Miller of Mt. Pleasant. The body was buried at Fairchance, six miles away, where Chief Guess formerly lived, in a lonely graveyard at the base of the Chestnut Ridge.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, May 20, 1907

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Wayne A. GUESS ( -1937)

WAYNE A GUESS — 45 of 9 Cycle Avenue, Uniontown, died in the Uniontown Hospital Thursday afternoon, December 30, 1937, at 4:45 o’clock following a lingering illness of a complication of diseases. He was born in Scottdale, the son of Thomas L and Annie L Guess, moving to Uniontown 30 years ago. He had been affiliated with the Keystone Transfer Company of this city. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Emma M Guess; Five daughters; a brother J V Guess of Uniontown and a sister Mrs. Nina Herbold of Uniontown. The body has been removed to the Minerd Funeral Home but will be returned to the family home late today.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, December 31, 1937

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Mary M. GUILER ( -1936)

MRS. MARY M. GUILER

   Ms. Mary M. Guiler, 87 years old, former resident of Uniontown, died Tuesday at her home in Pittsburg.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, September 9, 1936, page 6, column 4

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William GUILER ( -1865)

DEATHS

GUILER— At his residence in Belle Vernon, Fayette County, Pa., on the 24th of May, 1865, WILLIAM GUILER, in the 68th year of his age.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, June 1, 1865, Vol. V, No. 17, page 2, column 7

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John J. GUMAN (1930-2004)

JOHN J. GUMAN

 John J. Guman, age 73, of Lemont Furnace, Pa., passed away Friday afternoon, March 26, 2004, in LaFayette Manor Inc., Uniontown, Pa. He was born August 18, 1930 in Lemont Furnace, Pa., the son of John Guman and Elizabeth Yablunosky Guman. John was a member of Saint Cecelia Chapel, social member of both The Catholic War Veterans and General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103 in Hopwood, Pa., and a member of Lemont Sportsmen's Club, North Union Fire Department, Croatian Fraternal Union, and The Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his loving Brothers: Edward Guman and wife Helen of Uniontown, Pa., and John Guman of Lemont Furnace, Pa.; nieces: Judy Hanzes and husband Michael and Linda Butler and husband Patrick. He will be sadly missed by his great nephew, Matthew Hanzes, and great niece, Rachel Hanzes. Also survived by several cousins, many friends and neighbors.
 Friends will be received in the STEPHEN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME AT 71 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, UNIONTOWN, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday, March 29, until 9 a.m. when Prayers of Transfer will be said. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 9:30 a.m. in Saint Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church on North Mount Vernon Avenue with Rev. Fr. Micah E. Kozoil as Celebrant. Interment follows in Saint Mary (Nativity) Church Cemetery. Parish Wake Service today at 2:30 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, March, 2004

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John Joseph GUMAN (1924-2010)

 John Joseph Guman, age 85, of Lemont Furnace, Pa., passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon, November 20, 2010 in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born December 20, 1924 in Lemont Furnace, Pa., the son of the late John Guman and Elizabeth Yablunosky Guman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph John Guman on March 26, 2004. John was a member of St. Mary (Nativity) R.C. Church. He was a former member of the North Union Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union. John retired from the Enamel Plant and the Fayette Housing Authority.
 He is survived by his brother, Edward Guman and wife Helen of Uniontown; nieces: Judy Hanzes and husband Michael and Linda Butler and husband Pat of Kearneysville, West Virginia; great-niece and great-nephew: Matthew Hanzes and Rachel Hanzes; cousins and many friends.
 Friends will be received in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown today, Monday, November 22, 2010, from 1 to 5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's (Nativity) R. C. Church with Rev. Father James Clark officiating, NOTE: Please go directly to the church. Interment follows in St. Mary Church Cemetery, Uniontown. A Parish Wake will be held today at 2 p.m. in the funeral home. The family would like to thank the staff at Hillside Manor, Albert Gallatin Home Care Hospice and Visiting Nurses, and the Uniontown Hospital staff for the great care given to John.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November 22, 2010

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Charles H. GUPTILL, Sr. (1925-1996)

   Charles H. Guptill, Sr., 70, a lifelong resident of Everson died Saturday, May 4, in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. He is survived by his wife, Shirley A. Wilkins Guptill with whom he celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary on March 22, 1996, sons, Charles H. Guptill Jr. and wife, Rebecca, and their son, Charles H. Guptill III, of Everson and Charles J. Guptill and wife, Kathy, and their sons, Michael, Tony, Charles J. Guptill Jr., of Killeen, Texas, and three sisters, Mrs. Homer (Betty) Younkin of Connellsville R.D. 2, Mrs. James (Hazel) Handlon of Uniontown, and Mrs. Margaret Keefer of Owensdale. Friends will be received in the Frank Kapr Funeral Home Inc., 417 West Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 10 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–October 29, 1925
   Died—–May 4, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Monday, May 6, 1996

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bullet Michael GURICK died in 1932. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(39)

MICHAEL GURICK
Crushed be a fall of coal, Michael Gurick, 32, was instantly killed in Oliver No. 3 mine Tuesday morning, November 22, 1932, at 7 o'clock.
He is survived by his widow, Dorothy, and one daughter, Dorothy Marie; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gurick, Sr., Oliver 3, and brother, Joseph, of Ronco.
Short funeral services will be ___ Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, f____ the Home, House No. 9, Oliver 3, additional services following in Mary's R. C. Church. Rev. Fr. J. Blazic will officiate. Burial in the church cemetery.
(HERALD Nov 1932)


Eleanore Virginia GURKI (1923-1955)

MRS. CARL GURKI

   Mrs. Eleanore Virginia Gurki, 32, of Wheeler, died at her home at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning. Born in Dunbar, January 13, 1923, she was the daughter of Edward Wilson and the late Mrs. Florence Wilgus Wilson. She leaves her husband, Carl Gurki, and three children, Ernest, William, Edward and Betty at home. The funeral service will be held at the Burhans funeral home at Dunbar at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with Rev. Raymond Hitchcock officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, January 26, 1955, page 2, column 3

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Frank L. GUSEMAN ( -1931)

FRANK L. GUSEMAN

   Frank L. Guseman, aged 66, died Tuesday morning at 8:15 of complications at his home at New Salem. Mr. Guseman was born near Carmichaels and was the son of the late John and Hannah Solomon Guseman. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma A. Guseman and two brothers, Albert Guseman of Carmichaels, and I. W. Guseman of Brownsville. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home with Rev. J. O. Archer of the Free Methodist church of Uniontown in charge of the services, assisted by Rev. H. W. Kilgore of New Salem. Burial will be in the Masontown cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, September 30, 1931, page 11, column 3

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bullet Lora GUSEMAN died in 1934. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Lora Guseman, 22, one of the best known and popular young women in Carmichaels, died in the Uniontown Hospital Wednesday morning, August 22, 1934, at 6 o'clock.  She had been admitted to the institution Tuesday night.
Deceased is a daughter of Samuel B. and Alice Hathaway Guseman and was born in Carmichaels.  She was a graduate of the Cumberland Township High school and would have been a senior in the Ohio university this fall.
Surviving are Miss Guseman's parents, one sister, Mrs. William Poller of Nemacolin, one brother Paul, at home.
Private services will be conducted in the home at 5 p.m. today with Rev. ????
(Herald newspaper)


Rudolph E. GUSICH ( -1996)

   Rudolph E. Gusich, 73, of Carmichaels, Pa., and formerly of Nemacolin, Pa., died unexpectedly at 9 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 1996, in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth M. Doty Franks Gusich, whom he married on Sept. 5, 1964; a son, Wayne C. Franks of Nemacolin; a daughter, Mrs. John (Glenda P.) Cunningham of Silver Spring, Md.; five granddaughters; two great-granddaughters; a sister, Mrs. Frank (Emily) Waits of Pass Christian, Miss.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the YOSKOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 300 South Vine St., (Rt. 88) in Carmichaels, Pa., today from 5 to 9 p.m., where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m., on Saturday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., in Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church in Nemacolin, with the Rev. Fr. Francis A. Nazimek as celebrant. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park. The rosary will be recited at 9 p.m., today, in the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February 1996

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Mathilda Tillie Turpin GUSTAFSON (1921-2003)

Mathilda Tillie Turpin Gustafson, age 81 of Brownsville, Pa., passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 9, 2003 following a courageous battle with cancer. Tillie was born on May 1, 1921, the daughter of Philip and Antonio Turpin. She was a member of St. Oliver Plunkett Church in Fredericktown, Pa., Volunteer at the Brownsville General Hospital Gift Shop, Secretary of the V. F. W. Club in West Brownsville, Pa., and retired employee from the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Her husband, Eric Gustafson, sister, Catherine Cesarone, brother, Joseph Turpin, and parents preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter, Toni and her husband Jim Ash; five grandsons: Gregory, Michael, Jeffrey, Jason and Justin; seven great grandchildren; sister, Genevieve Lugen and Family; niece, Donna Bevan; and nephew, Joe Turpin.

A Private Service will be held with her Family in Pittsburgh, Pa. Arrangements are under direction of the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, April, 2003

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bullet Mildred GUSTOVICH died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

MILDRED GUSTOVICH
Mildred Gustovich, 45, died of an illness of complications, Tuesday afternoon, August 30, 1938, in her home, House 85, Orient. She is survived by her husband, Miles, and the following children: Nellie, Alex, Mary, Nick, Michael and Mildred, all at home.
The body has been removed to the C. B. Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
______________________

GUSTOVICH SERVICES
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Gustovich, aged 45, who died Tuesday afternoon, August 30, 1938, will be held in the family home, House 85 in Orient, at 2 Friday afternoon. Additional rites will follow in the Holy Trinity Orthodox church, New Salem. Rev. Fr. Alex Dankevich will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Herald 9/1/1938


Donald E. GUTH (1938-1977)

DONALD E. GUTH

   Donald E. Guth, 39, of Connellsville, R.D. 2, was dead on arrival at Frick Community Hospital, Mount Pleasant, on Wednesday. He was born Nov. 15, 1938, in Brownsville, a son of the late Clayton and Della Jenkins Guth. He was a resident of Bullskin Township for the past 15 years. He was employed by U.S. Steel national Tubes of McKeesport. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He was a member of Hamilton-Malloy VFW Post of Everson. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Mitchell Guth; one son, Ronald E. at home; two daughters, Donna Ann and Mary Louise, both at home; three brothers, Ronald C. of Perryopolis, Richard of Connellsville and Larry of Uniontown. He was preceded in death by one son, Donald Edward, on April 3, 1968.


GUTH— Friends of Donald E. Guth of Connellsville, R.D. 2, who died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1977, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., 111 E. Green St., where services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Robert Patton officiating. Interment in Mount Olive Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, December 8, 1977, page 3, columns 7 & 8

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Frank GUTHER ( -1929)

FRANK GUTHER

   Frank Guther, aged 68, died at the Uniontown hospital Thursday morning, October 3, 1929, at 11:28 of complications following an operation. Mr. Guther was a well known resident of Waynesburg. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle. Dr. Guther of Smithfield is a brother.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, October 4, 1929, page 9, column 3

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Arley 'Junior' GUTHRIE ( -1965)

GUTHRIE, ARLEY (JUNIOR) — Age 57 years of Markleysburg, died in the Spear Nursing Home, Markleysburg, Thursday, December 2, 1965. He is survived by the following children, J.R. Guthrie of Markleysburg and Emma Jean Luther of Vienna, Austria; a brother Woodrow Guthrie of Fairchance and two half sisters, Mrs. Rena Smith of Cuzzart, W.Va. and Allie Bennett of Bellaire, Ohio and six grandchildren. He was predeceased in death by one son, Harry Guthrie.

Friends will be received in the James R Williams Funeral Home, Markleysburg after 7 this evening until Sunday at 12 noon. The body will be moved to the Flat Rock Union Church until 2 p.m. the hour of service with Rev. Joseph Lewis officiating. Interment in the Thomas Cemetery, Markleysburg.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, December 3, 1965

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Chester E. GUTHRIE ( -1962)

GUTHRIE, CHESTER E.— Friends are being received in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., until today at 11 a.m. when a prayer service will be held and in the Union Chapel Church from 12 noon until 1 p.m. the hour of service. The Rev. Joe Lewis his pastor will officiate. Interment will be in the Thomas Cemetery, Markleysburg.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 29, 1962, page 20, column 7

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bullet Etta Pearl GUTHRIE died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Etta Pearl Guthrie, wife of Clifford Guthrie, died at 7 o'clock Thursday morning, June 3, 1937, in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Phillip Sapp, of Lake Lynn.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are four children, Mrs. Sapp; Bernard Travis and Ernest Guthrie, of Coal Center; Harry B. Guthrie, Lake Lynn, and three sisters.


Marie Elsie Dillinger GUTHRIE ( -1970)

GUTHRIE, MARIE ELSIE — Age 58 years, of 8 McCormick Ave. died suddenly Wednesday, September 16, 1970. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. She was predeceased by her husband Arley J. Guthrie in 1965. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. John (Ellen) Tretinik of Wicklife, Ohio and Mrs. Andrew (Iva) Lucas of Uniontown; two brothers, Howard Dillinger of Bitner and Richard Dillinger of Vanderbilt, Pa. She was predeceased by two sisters, Mrs. Marian Hyatt in 1943 and Mrs. Gladys Sheiler in 1960 and one brother, James in 1961.

Friends will be received in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W Main St. Thursday from 7-9 p.m.; Friday from 2 to 4 and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday until 1:30 p.m. the hour of service with Rev. G.C. Waldkoenig officiating. Interment in the Oak Grove Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, September 16, 1970

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Walter R. GUTHRIE (1937-1995)

Walter R. Guthrie

   Walter R. Guthrie, 58, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Tuesday, July 18, 1995, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Feb. 26, 1937, in Hazelton W. Va., son of the late James and Annie Braham Guthrie. Also preceding him in death was a sister, Jane Rosier; and a brother, Albert Lee Guthrie. Surviving are two children, Mary Jane Teets and her husband, Terry and Walter R. Guthrie, Jr., all of Lemont Furnace; three grandchildren, Terry Lee Teets III, Justin Ray Teets and Junior Guthrie; a close family friend, Tammy Forman; and six sisters, Betty Thomas and Jean Cupp, both of Bruceton Mills, Alice Thomas of Sheffield, Ohio, Juanita Pratt of Baltimore, Md., Judy Huffman of Grafton, W. Va., and Evelyn Rice of Farmington. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. James Hickle officiating.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Wednesday, July 19, 1995

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Florence J. GUY ( -1928)

MRS. FLORENCE J. GUY

   Mrs. Florence J. Guy, 56 years old, died Friday morning at her home at Searights. She is survived by eight children, one brother, two sisters and nine grandchildren.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, December 27, 1928, page 6, column 6

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Victoria Cecelia Stazel GUYNN (1907-1996)

   Victoria Cecelia (Stazel) Guynn, 88, of Vanderbilt R. D. 1, died Sunday in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. She is survived by five sons, Edward S. Guynn Jr., Eugene Guynn, Alvin Guynn, William Guynn of Vanderbilt and Robert Guynn of Scottdale; two daughters, Betty Steich and Rosemary Barron both of Vanderbilt. Friends will be received at the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–December 17, 1907
   Died—–July 21, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Tuesday, July 23, 1996

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Edward S. GUYTON Stone  (1874-1955)

GUYTON, EDWARD S.— Aged 81 years, died at his home in Hopwood early Wednesday afternoon, November 2, 1955, following a short illness. He was a lifelong resident of Hopwood and vicinity. He was a retired butcher and a member of the Asbury Methodist Church. He was predeceased by his wife, Della Hopwood Guyton. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Stapelton, Houghton, Mich., four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters; Arthur, Harold, Herbert, Mrs. Annette Hardy and Mrs. J. S. Gray, all of Uniontown. Friends will be received in the Minerd Funeral Home after 4 p.m. today where services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in charge of Rev. Frank W. Stevenson, Assistant Pastor of the Asbury Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Hopwood Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, November 3, 1955, page 6, column 7

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bullet Rebecca Earp GUYTON died in 1932. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(15)

REBECCA EARP GUYTON
Mrs. Rebecca Earp Guyton died at the home of her daughter Mrs. G.R. Hardy of Evans street where she had been visiting for the last two weeks.  She had been ill of pneumonia for one week.
Mrs. Guyton was born near Baltimore, Md. on July 28, 1847 the eldest of seven children.  One brother Robert Earp of Wheeling W.Va. survives.  She had lived in Uniontown and vicinity for the last 45 years and for the last 13 years made her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. And Mrs. J.S. Gray of East National Pike.  Mrs. Guyton was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church.
In addition to her brother she is survived by the following children; Edward S. Guyton of Hopwood; Mrs. J.S. Gray of East National Pike; Harold G., Arthur M., Herbert H. Guyton and Mrs. G.R. hardy all of Uniontown and Ray E Guyton of Los Angeles, Cal.  She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Her husband, Albert M. Guyton, died March 2, 1932.  One son, Wade H. Guyton, and two daughters, Mrs. Clara Cunningham and Mrs. Daisy Pencheon preceded her in death.
Funeral announcement will be made later.


Ruth E. Adams GUZICK ( -1996)

   Ruth E. Adams Guzick, 94, of 154 Quarry Lane, California, Pa., died early Friday morning, Nov. 8, 1996, in Country Care Manor, Fayette City. She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Joseph (Marge) Parrinello and Charlette Trubiani both of California, Pa., eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. She was the last member of her immediate family. The family will receive friends at the John E. Greenlief Funeral Home, 323, Fourth Street at Wood, California, Pa., today until 1 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November 1996

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