HILLEN, CHARLES EDWARD— Aged 69 years of 7 Plum St., Masontown, Pa. died suddenly Monday, December 1, 1975 at 8:15 a.m. He was a retired coal miner, a son of the late George Washington Hillen and Catherine Hillen. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lola Mae Hutzel Hillen; two sons, Donald Hillen of Perryopolis, Pa., and George Hillen of Masontown, Pa.; four daughters, Mrs. George (Anna) Kirchner of Perryopolis, Mrs. Harvey (Gerri) Mahan of Masontown, Pa., Mrs. Joseph (Aileen) Marve [illegible] of Virginia, Mrs. James (Mary Jane) Olson of Illinois; seventeen grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters, Sam Hillen of Woodside, Pa., Harvey Hillen of Arizona, Lola Bowman of Fairchance, pa., and Nellie Sangston of Woodside, Pa. He was a member of the Masontown Methodist Church. Friends will be received in the John S. Maykuth Funeral Home, Masontown today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, until 1 p.m. the hour of service with Rev. Thomas Crenney officiating. Interment in the family plot at the Masontown Cemetery.
HILLEN, GEORGE— Aged 70, Smithfield, R. D. 3 died Friday, February 26, 1960 at 7 a.m. in the Fayette County Institution. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Nettie McDonough, Adah. Friends are being received in the home of a nephew Arthur Engle, Smithfield, R. D. 3 where services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New Geneva under the direction of the Vance Funeral Home, Smithfield.
Following an illness due to complications, Mrs. Harriet Rebecca Hillen, 79, died at her home near East Riverside, Tuesday, September 20, 1932, at 4:50 p.m. She is survived by a son, George, at home. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Funeral services for Mrs. Harriet Hillen will be conducted this afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Hopwell Presbyterian church. Rev. R. C. Van Erman, pastor, will officiate assisted by Rev. David Hunter. Burial in Old Hopewell cemetery.
Private funeral services were held Sunday morning for the infant son of James and Mae Keffer Hillen of Grindstone, who died in Connellsville State Hospital Saturday afternoon at 1:45 o’clock. Burial followed in Clearview cemetery under the direction of the Kisinger funeral home.
Iola Mae Hutzel Hillen, of Masontown, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1995, at Harrisonburg Virginia Memorial Hospital. She is survived by the following sons and daughters, Donald Hillen of Perryopolis, George Hillen, Mrs. George (Ann) Kirchner and Mrs. Harvey (Jerri) Mahan, all of Masontown, Mary Jane Olson of Iowa and Mrs. Joseph (Eileen) Marvec of Mt. Sidney, Va. Friends will be received in the John S. Maykuth Funeral Home, Corner of Church and River Aves., Masontown, on Friday, Nov. 17, 1995, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 18, 1995, until 10 a.m.
Woodrow W. Hillen, 83, of Uniontown died Saturday, March 23, 1996, in Stine’s Personal Care Home, Uniontown. He was born December 12, 1912, in Smock, Pa., son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hillen. His parents, his wife, Ann Drozen Hillen, a son, William “Billy” Hillen, a grandson, William “Willie” Hillen, four sisters, Minnie Hillen, Eva Furnier, Clarisa Orinjok, Mary Crutchman, and three brothers, Charles, William, and Raymond Hillen, preceded him in death. He was a member of St. Hedwig Roman Catholic Church in Smock and United Mine Workers of America. He is survived by a son, James Hillen of Maryland, a daughter, Judith Hillen Suich of Uniontown, 10 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. 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 Tuesday, March 26, until 9:15 a.m. when a blessing service will be held followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Hedwig Roman Catholic Church, Smock, with Rev. Fr. Edward Kretz as celebrant. Interment will follow in Hedwig Church Cemetery.
Dolores Jane HILLER died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Dolores Jane Hiller, infant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Hiller, House 467, Colonial No. 3, died at the home of the parents, Sunday, October 11, 1931, at noon. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial will be in Pleasant View cemetery.
Abner King Hilling, who was employed in the composing room of local newspapers for a number of years, died at 8:30 last night in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Michener, Buttermilk Land, Hopwood. He was 67. Friends will be received at the residence after 7 tonight. Besides his daughter, he is survived by a son, George W. Hilling, Little Brownfield. Mr. Hilling was preceded in death 33 years ago by his wife, Mrs. Sarah Margaret Rankin Hilling. He left his birthplace in Kingwood, W. Va., at the age of 10 and was employed as a news carrier with the old Evening Standard until he reached 15 when he became a floorman in the composing room. Later he was associated with The Evening Genius and The Morning Herald. He retired in 1929. He was a member of the International Typographical Union 40 years. He was a member of the Central Christian church 45 years. Funeral arrangements are being completed by the C. B. Dearth Sons Funeral Home, New Salem.
Brief rites for Abner King Hilling, 67, who died Monday will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Michener, Buttermilk Lane, Hopwood, with the Rev. Earl P. Confer officiating. Burial will follow in Park Place cemetery, under the direction of C. B. Dearth Sons Funeral Home. He was a member of Uniontown Typographical Union No. 262 and also a member of the Central Christian Church for 45 years. In addition to his daughter, he is survived by one son, George W. Hilling, of Little Brownfield and one brother, Ezra of Uniontown.
Eleanor Louise Hilling, age 93, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Forest Hill Retirement Community, St. Clairsville, Ohio. She was a former resident of Elmhurst-House of Friendship Wheeling, W.Va. She was born on August 10, 1917 in Wilkinsburg, Pa., the daughter of the late Ezra and Mary (Bierer) Hilling. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Edna Fisher, Dorothy Strickler and Mary Frances Maggard. She was a 1935 graduate of Uniontown High School and a 1948 graduate of California State Teachers College. She was an elementary school teacher for many years in the Brentwood, Pa. school system. She was a member of the Brentwood Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her nephews: Richard Strickler, Wheeling, W.Va., Robert Strickler, Pittsburgh, Pa. and Gary Maggard, Grapevine, Texas, as well as her nieces, Barbara Ann Fisher, Rochester, N.Y., Carol Sue Fisher, Connellsville, Pa. and Patti Strickler McCarty, New Bern, N.C. Several great- nephews and great-nieces also survive. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, Pa., where friends will be received on Saturday, December 18, 2010 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., followed by a service celebrating Eleanor's life at 1 p.m. with Rev. Art Mace officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 3725 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227 or the Central Christian Church, 23 South Gallatin Ave., Uniontown, PA 15401.
Miss Elizabeth Hilling, 77 years old, widely-known resident of Wharton township, died at 12:10 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Uniontown Hospital after a three weeks’ illness. She was born in Wharton township. A sister, Margaret, at home survives. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of a niece, Mrs. Rebecca Gidley, 23 West Kerr street, Uniontown, with Rev. L. S. Clark officiating. Interment will be in the family plot in Park Place Cemetery at Uniontown.
George W. Hilling, 91, of Uniontown, Pa., and formerly of Hopwood, Pa., passed away Friday, October 24, 2003 in LaFayette Manor, Uniontown. He was born February 7, 1912 in Uniontown, Pa., son of Abner King Hilling and Mary Hilling. George was a member of Central Christian Church where he had been a member of over 60 years and served as a Life Elder. He was a Veteran of World War II and held membership in Uniontown I.O.O.F. and the Redmans Lodge of Uniontown. He was retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Mitchner Hilling in October 1986, a son, Michael Todd Hilling, a sister, Kathryn Mitchner, and parents. Surviving are seven children: Jenette Turnbill, Wanda Hamilton, and Maynard Hilling all of Louisville, Kentucky, Gary Hilling and wife, Patty, of Saranac, New York, Karen Ruth Beckman and husband, Richard, of Phoenix, Arizona, Kenneth R. Hilling and wife, Rebecca, of Mount Pleasant, Pa., and A. Keith Hilling and wife, Aquila, of Uniontown, Pa.; 14 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Visitation continues Tuesday, October 28, in Central Christian Church, 23 South Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Services will be held at 11 a.m. with his Pastor, Rev. Arthur Mace, officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park, Hopwood. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Christian Church in memory of George W. Hilling at 23 South Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401.
Gertrude Maria Hilling, 30 years, three months, 16 days, of Chalk Hill, died at 4:30 o’clock Tuesday morning in Uniontown hospital where she had been a patient for one week after having been ill since November 19, 1935, of a heart condition. She was a member of the Chalk Hill Lutheran church. Surviving are a daughter, Betty Jane, and her mother, Mrs. William Hilling, as well as the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Paul Herring, Hopwood; Mrs. Elmer Bishop, Farmington; Misses Mary and Nellie Hilling and George, Arthur, Edward and William Hilling, all at home. Friends may view the body at the home of F. W. Gleason, Chalk Hill, where the deceased had resided for the last 15 years. Brief funeral services will be held at 1:45 o’clock Friday afternoon in the Gleason home followed by additional services at 2:30 o’clock in the Chalk Hill Lutheran church. Burial will be in the adjacent cemetery.
Note from contributor:
Born—– November 11, 1905
Death notice taken from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library.
Katie Pearl Hilling
White, female, 2 years old
Born—–1892, Bullskin Twp.
Died—–October 4, 1894
Cause of death–Croup
Buried–Green Lick Cemetery
Lillian Grace (George) Hilling, 92, of Farmington, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2006, in Henry Clay Villa, Markleysburg, Fayette County, Pa. Friends will be received in the Donald R. Crawford Funeral Home, Farmington, Pa., on Friday, March 3, 2006, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 t 9 p.m. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced.
Mabel Catherine Staup Hilling, 85, of Uniontown, Pa., died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at her residence. She was born April 21, 1917, in Mill Run, Pa., a daughter of the late George and Annie Staup. Also preceding her in death were her husband, George N. Hilling; and a son, Robert Bryner. Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Kimmer of Uniontown; four grandchildren, Debbie Tantlinger of Uniontown, Vicki Smith of Big Pine Key, Fla., Donnie Swaringen and his wife, Andrea of Annandale, Va., and Carol McKnight and her husband, Michael of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and eight great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. R. Scott Teets officiating. Entombment will follow in Sylvan Heights Mausoleum. The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to Albert Gallatin Hospice for their kindness, care and concern.
HILLING— At Monroe, Sept. 27, Mrs. MARY ANN HILLING, aged 91 years.
Information taken from the obituary published in the local newspaper.
Nellie G. Hilling
Age 81, of Uniontown, died in Henry Clay Villa. A Member of the
Trinity United Presbyterian Church and had previously worked
for the White Swan Hotel in the gift shop for twenty years.
Born—–February 2, 1919, Chalk Hill
Died—–December 19, 2000, Uniontown
Mother–Della Firestone Hilling
Buried–Chalk Hill Lutheran Cemetery
A. Helen Hillis, 81, of Armbrust, R.D. 1, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born June 9, 1915, in Hempfield Township, the daughter of the late William G. and H. Nettie Beistel Hillis. She was a homemaker and a farmer. Helen was a lifelong member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church, Middle Churches, where she was secretary of the Church Council. She was a former member of the Hempfield Farm and Garden Club and was a graduate of the former Youngwood High School, class of 1933. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three brothers, Glenn, Wayne and Lee Hillis; and a niece, Rosalee Hillis. She is survived by a sister, Irene Pegg of Greensburg; five nieces, Nancy H. Jordan, Ruth H. Hite, Carol H. Rossi, Jean H. Hippler and Gail P. Kunkle, all of Greensburg; three nephews, James E. Hillis of Angleton, Texas, and Kenneth W. Hillis of Hunker. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mount Pleasant, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and in the St. John’s Lutheran Church, Middle Churches, Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at which time a funeral service will be held with the Rev. Dale Dickerson officiating. Interment will follow in St. John’s Union Cemetery.
Clifford N. Hiltabidel
Clifford N. Hiltabidel, 47, of Mill Run, passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, in UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, while surrounded and comforted by his loving family. He was born June 13, 1958, in Connellsville, a son of Vernon Hiltabidel, of Mill Run, and the late Marlene Miner Hiltabidel. Cliff was a lifelong resident of Mill Run. He was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1976. Cliff worked in construction as a labor foreman with the Trumbull Corp. in Pittsburgh. He was also a member of Union Local No. 1058 in Pittsburgh. Cliff attended the Indian Creek Baptist Church in Mill Run. He loved watching auto racing and was an avid NASCAR fan. Cliff was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, and will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by everyone who had come to know him. In addition to his father, Cliff is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Amy L. Younkin Hiltabidel; and by his wonderful children, Lindsay Firestone of Somerset; Jared Hiltabidel, of Mill Run, and Taylor Hiltabidel, of Mill Run; and by his beautiful grandchildren, Parker Firestone and Kyndell Hutzell; and by his sister, Tina Hiltabidel, of Addison; and by his stepmother, Toni Hiltabidel, of Mill Run. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. John B. Davis officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Indian Creek Baptist Cemetery, Mill Run. To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
Darleen W. Hiltabidel
Darleen W. Hiltabidel, 82, of Connellsville, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at Uniontown Hospital. She was born April 25, 1927, in Mill Run, a daughter of the late Edward Miner and Gertrude Bowers. She was a loving homemaker for many years. She is survived by her children, Kevin Hiltabidel, of Melcroft, Robert Hiltabidel and his wife, Toni, of Florida, and Luanne McCargo, of Uniontown; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Miner; two sisters, Evelyn Bosley and Ellen Lawver, all of Connellsville; and also several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Miner; and two sisters, Marcine Miner and Twila Bowers. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 North Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, and from 10 until the hour of funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Mark Sholtis officiating. Interment will follow in Normalville Cemetery.
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.
The following is a partial list of the soldier dead whose homes were in the vicinity of Connellsville:
John Hiltabidel, Dunbar township, October 7, at Fort Benjamin Harrison.
Sharlet M. Hiltabidel
Sharlet M. Hiltabidel, 63, of Connellsville (Bullskin Township), passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at her residence. She was born July 17, 1942, in Normalville, a daughter of the late William H. and Violet M. Shipley Hiltabidel. She was Protestant by faith. Sharlet's favorite interest was collecting teddy bears. She is survived by two sisters, Anna Mae Nicklow and her husband, Joseph, of Mt. Pleasant, and Wilma "Pat" Houser and her husband, Phil, of Irwin; three brothers, Chester Means and his wife, Darlene, Arnold Hiltabidel and his wife, Janet, both of Connellsville, and Roger Hiltabidel and his wife, Catherine, of Dunbar, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Sharlet was predeceased by a sister, Thelma Hart. Family and friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until 11 a.m. Wednesday, the hour of the service with Pastor Rob Avola officiating. Interment will follow in Indian Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Mill Run.
Verna B. Hiltabidel
Formerly of Connellsville
Verna B. Hiltabidel, 98, of Eichers Family Home, Normalville, formerly of Connellsville, passed away Wednesday, May 17, at the home where she had resided since Aug. 3, 2005. She was born May 26, 1907, in Mill Run, a daughter of the late Charles and Ella Hawk Sherman. She lived on Cedar Avenue in Connellsville for many years and was a former custodian at the Connellsville Presbyterian Church with her late husband. She was also an excellent seamstress. She was a member of the Connellsville Presbyterian Church, its J.L. Proudfitt SS Class and the Ladies Sewing Circle. Surviving is a son, Homer L. Hiltabidel and wife Audrey, of Connellsville; two daughters, Mrs. Geneva Costello, of South Connellsville, and LaVaughn Nozemack, of Connellsville; the following grandchildren, Nedra Gilpin, Kathy Pasipanki, Darniece Stoots and husband Robert, George Arison, Belinda Arison, Diane Cook, Dennis Hiltabidel and wife Cheryl, Judith Crouse and husband Robert, Debra Ritenour and friend Charles Sok, Raymond Hiltabidel, Sandra Kuhns and husband Bill, John Hiltabidel and wife Sue, Mark Hiltabidel and wife Lori, Paula Hiltabidel, Linda Sensabaugh and husband Mack, and Donald Hiltabidel and wife Melissa; 27 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great- grandchildren; and a great-great-great-grandchild also survives. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd F. Hiltabidel in 1978; they were married 49 years; a son, Garrett Hiltabidel in 1964; sons-in-law Clair Costello and Joseph Nozemack; sisters Pearl Melassanos, Ada Ohler, Emma Lou Lint, Lucetta Johnson; brothers Harry Sherman, Jesse Sherman, Russell Sherman, Alvie Sherman and Junior Sherman. Friends will be received at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, at which time services will be held, with the Rev. Mark L. Juengel officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Connellsville Presbyterian Church, 711 S. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, Pa. 15425. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
Vernon Royce Hiltabidel
Vernon Royce Hiltabidel, 73, of Mill Run, died Friday, May 11, 2007, at his home. He was born Nov. 14, 1933, in Mill Run, a son of the late Clarence "Petey" and Ida Shipley Hiltabidel. Vernon was a graduate of Connellsville High School, Class of 1952. He was employed for over 40 years by the Anchor Hocking Glass Corp. and he was a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church, Mill Run. He is survived by his wife, Toni Mysko Hiltabidel; one daughter, Tina Marie Hiltabidel and her fiancé Mark Ohler; five grandchildren, Michael Hiltabidel, Misty Lowry and her husband Tim, Jared Hiltabidel, Taylor Hiltabidel and Lindsay Firestone; three great- grandchilren, Bradley Lowry, Parker Firestone and Kyndell Hutzell and one sister, Rogene Slonecker of Scottdale. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Marlene Miner Hiltabidel and one son, Clifford N. Hiltabidel. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Don Bowser officiating. Interment will follow in Indian Creek Baptist Cemetery, Mill Run. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com
Obituary is typed as published.
Mrs. Julia Hilton, wife of the late William Hilton who was a well-known local astronomer, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Grace (Mrs. John) Woodson, in Beaver Falls. She had been in failing health for some time. Interment will take place in the Beaver Falls. She had been in failing health for some time. Interment will take place in the Beaver Falls cemetery, Monongahela friends have been informed. The Hilton family lived here for many years. Surviving are with Mrs. Woodson are four other daughters – Maude, Hazel, Eva and Ethel; three sons – Harry, Theodore and “Bud.”
Mrs. Nettie Hilton, 64, died Wednesday at the home of George Alexander of Hiller.
Funeral services for William Melvin Hilton, well known local astronomer, who died yesterday morning at 7:55 at the Memorial hospital, after a lingering illness, will be held from the Bebout and Yohe Funeral Home at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. Interment will be in Monongahela cemetery. Mr. Hinton was born August 3, 1861, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of the late William H. and Mary Frances Hilton. His parents moved to Greensburg when he was one year of age, shortly after moving to Monongahela where Mr. Hilton spent the remainder of his life. He was a member of the A. M. E. church here and was well known locally for his knowledge of astronomy. He was considered an authority on the subject and possessed a telescope which was always at the disposal of those interested in the stars, and his opinion was asked on many occasions at the time of the appearance of unusual bodies in the heavens. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Julie Daniels Hilton; the following children: Mrs. Overton C. Reese and Theodore Hilton, of Richmond, Ind.; Mrs. John E. Woodson, Beaver Falls; Mrs. Ethyl Batch and Harry M. Hilton, of Midland, Pa.; Frank L. Hilton, of Philadelphia, Mrs. Frank Thomas, of Youngstown, O., and fourteen grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the Bebout and Yohe Funeral Home until time for burial.
Hazel Van Sickle Hinchy, 53, of Waldorf, Md., and formerly of Markleysburg, died Sunday, May 29, 1994, in Waldorf, Md. She was born in Markleysburg, Pa., on May 1, 1941, a daughter of the late Rachel Langly and Robert Van Sickle Sr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Van Sickle. She is survived by her husband, Jack; four sons; one daughter; and a brother, Robert Van Sickle Jr. of Markleysburg. Burial will be in Waldorf, Md.
Dorothy E. Koonce Hincy, 72, of 271 Knob Road, Brownsville, Pa., died suddenly, Monday, September 4, 1995, in her home. She was born June 5, 1923, in Yazoo City, Miss. On July 1, 1944, she married John S. Hincy who survives. Also surviving are four sisters, Mary James of Kokomo, Ind., Eva Spicer of Saucer, Miss., Ruby Spraberry of Batesville, Miss., and Jonie Rusche of Billings, Mo., and a brother, James Koonce of Sadie, Miss. Friends will be received in the Greenlee Funeral Home, Rt. 40, Beallsville from 7 to 9 p.m. today Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until 1:30 p.m. the hour of service, with Rev. Ed Myers of Taylor, United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Taylor Cemetery, West Pike, Ruin Township, Pa.
John S. Hincy
John S. Hincy, 84, of Brownsville, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, in Mon Valley Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born Sept. 4, 1922, in West Pike Run Township, a son of the late John Sr. and Ruth Chew Hincy. He was a graduate of Brownsville High School and Methodist by faith. Mr. Hincy was a veteran of World War II, having served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army in Germany and France. He landed on the beaches of Normandy during D-Day. Mr. Hincy was co- owner and operator, with his wife Dorothy, of Trumper Menswear in Brownsville and Washington. He also worked and retired from the Chemical Plant in Newell. On July 1, 1944, he married Dorothy E. Koonce, who died Sept. 4, 1995. He is survived by a brother-in-law, James Koonce and wife Lamerle, of Mississippi; nieces, Martha Daugherty and Katherine Shephard, both of Cambridge, Ohio; and his caretaker and niece, Mary Johnson and husband Larry, of Brownsville; and a very close friend, John "Red" Bell, of Brownsville; and several other brother and sisters-in- law, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Deceased, in addition to his parents and wife, is a sister, Kathryn Belcher, and a sister who died in infancy. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the JOHN B. GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, 2830 Main St., Beallsville, where services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jana Quisenberry officiating. Interment will be in Taylor Cemetery, West Pike Run Township. On-line guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com
Ada HINDS died in 1946. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(6)
Name: Ada Culler HINDS
Death date: June 10, 1946, at 7:10.
Place of death: Diamond, Ohio.
Survivors: husband, Clarence H., 2 daughters, Mrs. Roy W. Elliott of Jefferson twp, Fayette County, and Mrs. Isaac P. Palmer of Charleroi, Pa., R.D., 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. 2 sisters, Mrs. George Stabeline of Charleroi and Mrs. August Fergey of Swissvale, Pa., 4 brothers Charles Culler of Charleroi, Harshall (should be Harcell), Herman and Frank of Wierton, W. Va.
Funeral Services: June 13, 1946 at 2 o'clock by Rev. E.J. Knepshield, pastor of Little Redstone Presbyterian Church.
Burial: Redstone Methodist cemetery.
Joseph P. Hinerman, 78, of Ruffsdale R.D. 1 and who was born in Duquesne died Saturday in Integrated Health Services at Mount View. He is survived by five children, Patrick J. Hinerman of Ruffsdale R.D. 1, Wayne Hinerman of Lover, Mary E. Hinerman Opfer of Ruffsdale R.D. 1, Patricia Hinerman Harger of Belle Vernon, and Mrs. David (Theresa Bernice Hinerman) Leech of Dunlevy; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers and sister, David Hinerman of Buena Vista, Jerry Hinerman and Patricia Hinerman both of McKeesport; several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Joseph W. Nickels Funeral Home Inc., 404 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, today until 9:15 a.m.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—– June 26, 1916
Died—– May 6, 1995
John HINES died in 1880. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(29)
The Keystone Courier, Connellsville, Pa.
Friday, April 30, 1880
Page 3, column 5
While John Hines was sitting in a room of the coal pit at Fairchance last Thursday afternoon a quantity of slate fell in and crushed him. He was taken out and cared for, but notwithstanding all that could be done for him died Friday afternoon. His injuries were internal. He was interred in the Catholic cemetery, at Uniontown Sunday. The miners and operators have raised over a hundred dollars for the relief of the family.
HINES, VIRGINIA DOROTHY— Age 57 years of 6525 SW 41st Place, Davie, Florida, died Monday, April 22, 1974 in Dallas. She had been a resident of Hollywood, Fla. For sixteen years. She was born in Smithfield, March 30, 1917 and was a longtime resident of Masontown, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Hines in 1962. Surviving are three sons, James R. and Donald both of Dallas, Texas, Mike of Hollywood, Fla.; three daughters Mrs. Robert (Vivian) Loggins of Walnut Cove, Fla., Mrs. Peter (Barbara) Sacco of Denver, Colo.; and Miss Mary Hines of Hollywood, Fla. Her mother, Mrs. Bessie Miller of Little California, Pa.; ten grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Miller, California, Pa., and Donald Miller, Mt. Joy, Pa., three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Powell, Masontown, Pa., Mrs. Anna Jane Opel, Brownsville, Pa., and Mrs. Rose Elma Smith, Chambersburg, Pa. Friends are being received in the Vance-Brownfield Funeral Home, Smithfield today from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. the hour of service. Rev. Nelson Krute will officiate. Interment in Mt. Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield.
Joseph Hirka, 81, of Scottdale, died Sunday, April 7, 1996. Private interment was in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Md.
Joseph M. Hirko, Sr., 80, of Stahlstown, R.D. 1, died Sunday, July 2, 1995, at HIS at Mt. View. He was born March 11, 1915, in Coy, Indiana County, a son of the late Michael J. and Mary Senyitko Hirko. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Albert P. Sr.; two brothers, Albert and John; and two sisters, Mary Toth and Helen Markham. Surviving are his wife, Mary Suich Hirko; five children, Joseph M. Jr. of Kelso, Wash., Mrs. Robert (Martha) Gross Datz of Garden Grove, Calif., Michael J. and James G., both of Stahlstown, and Mrs. Randy (Teri) Critchfield of Champion; a sister, Ann Kachman of North Braddock; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the GAT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Pleasant Unity, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Boniface Catholic Church with the Rev. Simon J. Toth, O.S.B. as celebrant. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Raymond Catholic Cemetery, Saltlick Township.
Winfield C. Hissem, 36, of Normalville, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000 as a result of an automobile accident. He was born Sept. 4, 1963, in Connellsville, a son of Beatrice Stahl Hissem of Normalville and the late A. Jay Hissem. He was a graduate of Connellsville Area High School. He was employed by the P.J. Dick Corporation as a construction worker, currently working at the Somerset Correctional Institution. He was a member of the Laborers Union Local No. 419 and he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a brother, Robert Delmar 'Redeye' Hissem. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Gloria Skelton Hissem; two sons, Amos, at home, and Mark of Donegal; three daughters, Wendy and Sarah, at home, and Brianna of Donegal; one brother, James Hissem and his wife, Verna, of Normalville; six sisters, Joyce Frederick and her husband, Timothy, of Glenmore, Pa., Patty Lander and her husband, Bert, of Glen Rock, Pa., Linda Richter and her husband, Ray 'Pete,' of Normalville, Carol Shreve and her husband, Scott, of Normalville, Jayne Smith and her husband, Gary, of the state of Georgia and Beverly Keyser and her husband, Larry, of Scottdale; his mother-in-law, Dottie Upton of Scottdale; his father-in-law, Paul Skelton of Clinton; two brothers-in-law, Paul Skelton Jr. and his wife, Dorothy, of Owensdale and Kenneth Skelton and his wife, Ann, of Scottdale; one sister-in-law, Cindy Skelton of New Derry, Pa.; and a special first cousin, Dave Hissem of Spencer, Mass. Friends will be received in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., Route 711, Melcroft, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor William Nicholson officiating. Interment will follow in the Snowball Cemetery, Cook Township.
John J. Hitlan died Saturday, July 22, 1995, at his residence Arlington, Va. He was the beloved husband of Helen M. Hitlan; father of Jeanne-Paule Hitlan; brother of Joseph, Bert, Frank and William Hitlan, Margaret Legas, Kathryn Humbert, Mary Dempsey, Ann Stroka and Helen Majot. Hitlan was a retired master sergeant, U.S. Army, and was born and raised in Connellsville. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 31, from the Fort Myer Chapel, Fort Meyer, Va. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the ARLINGTON FUNERAL HOME, Arlington, Va.
Mrs. Sarah Jane Hiles Hixen, 85 of 14 Ranch Road, Dunbar, died Monday in Uniontown Hospital. She was born July 5, 1889, in Dunbar, a daughter of the late John and Ellen Bosley Hiles. She was a resident of the Dunbar area all of her life. Surviving are one son, James D. Hixen with whom she made her residence; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three sisters, Mrs. Ada Martin, Mrs. Amanda Brooks and Mrs. Doldie Wilson, all of Dunbar. She was predeceased by her husband James L Hixen, Feb., 1953; one sister Elizabeth Swamberger; five brothers, Edward, Clark, Walter, William and Donald. Burial in Mt Auburn cemetery, Dunbar.
Marvin I. Hixenbaugh, 78, of Fury St., Connellsville, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 1995, in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. He was born Aug. 4, 1917, in Roscoe, Pa., son of William and Elizabeth Campbell Hixenbaugh. He was a member of Church of The Open Door in Connellsville, retired Pennsylvania Department of Highways truck driver, and a former steelworker at Monessen, Pa. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Bertha Harbaugh Hixenbaugh; a son, Marvin B. Hixenbaugh of Tacoma, Wash.; daughters, Mrs. Barry (Sandra) Eberts of Brookville, Pa., and Marlene Hixenbaugh of Belle Vernon, Pa.; step-daughters, Martha Ballaro of Preston, Conn., and Mrs. George (Donna) Patek of Dunbar R.D. 3; stepsons, James Harbaugh and his wife, Saundra, of Richmond, Va., Merle Harbaugh and his wife, Beverly, of Mount Pleasant, Pa., and David Harbaugh and his wife, Kathy, of Smithton, Pa.; 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, his first wife, Louise Clegg Hixenbaugh in 1961, a brother, Alfred Hixenbaugh, a sister, Faye Harbaugh, and a granddaughter, Wendy Eberts. Friends will be received at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 East Green St., Connellsville, Pa., today from 2 to 9 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at which time services will be held with Rev. Wade L. Kuhlwind officiating. Interment will be in Olive Branch Cemetery near Smithton, Pa.
HIXENBAUGH, SAMUEL R.— Age 41 years of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Lake Lynn, Pa., died Friday, November 14, 1975 in the Cleveland Clinic Hospital. He was the son of Osborne and Pearl Wolfe Hixenbaugh, who survive. Surviving is his wife, Donna Diaz Hixenbaugh, a son, Samuel, Connellsville; three daughters, Dawn, Cynthia, and Samantha, all at home; four brothers, Richard Osborne, L. I., New York, James Dillsburg, Pa., Donald, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Ronald, Lake Lynn, Pa., five sisters, Mrs. Shirley Juretic, Orlando, Florida, Mrs. Gene (Sylvia) Mankins, Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Herbert (Gladys) Spacht, Monroeville, Pa., Mrs. William (Doris) Victor, Morgantown, Route 4, and Mrs. Davis (Lois) Laughry, Fairmont, W. Va. The Family will receive Friends in the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. and until Monday at 1 p.m. the hour of service. Rev. Harry Farrier will officiate. Interment in Fletcher Cemetery, Cheat Neck, W.Va.
Sara J. Jones Hixenbaugh, age 75, of Vanderbilt, Pa., died Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 5 p.m. in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville, Pa. She was born July 9, 1928 in Fairhope, Pa., daughter of David H. Jones and Lena Brown Jones. Sara was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Leonard O. Hixenbaugh on January 9, 1977 and her parents. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Leona Galley of Vanderbilt, Pa.; niece, Mrs. Larry (Nancy) Stipa of Alexandria, Virginia; and nephew, Tom Turner of Friedens, Pa. Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 106 East Independence Street, Perryopolis, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, November 3, until 10 a.m., the hour of Service with the Rev. Brock R. Beveridge officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Washington Cemetery, Perryopolis, Pa.
Thomas HIXENBAUGH died in 1900. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.
At his home in Perryopolis on Tuesday, May 20, 1902, THOMS HIXENBAUGH, a well known resident of Perryopolis Twp, aged 64 years. Deceaseds first wife was MARGARET SISLEY, daughter of SAMUEL SISLEY, by whom he had 2 sons and 1 daughter, who survive. His second wife was EURITH CROW, who survives him with one son being deceased. Connellsville Courier 5-23-1900
Carol Joyce (Durst) Hixon
Carol Joyce (Durst) Hixon, age 64 years, of Republic, Pa., passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Uniontown Hospital. She was born in Uniontown, Pa., on December 30, 1947 the daughter of William Durst and Catherine (Caracciolo) Durst. She was employed for over twenty years as a Cosmetology Teacher at the Uniontown Beauty Academy in Uniontown. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. Left to cherish her memory are: her loving husband of 41 years, Robert F. Hixon; daughters: Cathrine (Troy) Fyock and Christina (Robert) Yatsko; grandchildren: Troy Fyock Jr., Montana Brooke Yatsko and Robert Charles Yatsko III; brothers: William Durst, James Durst, Michael Durst, Robert Durst; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Friends and Family will be received in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH JR. FUNERAL HOME, 7 River Avenue, Masontown, Pa., on Monday, July 30, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 until 10 a.m., the hour of Service in the Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Alan Schmiedt officiating. Interment will follow in Greendale Cemetery Masontown, Pa.
Dorothy Lee Hixson
Dorothy Lee Hixson, age 81, of Oliver, Pa., passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012 in Uniontown Hospital. She was born March 4, 1931 in Oliver, Pa. the daughter of John (Ben) Setko and Mae Miller Setko. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Neil W. Hixson, Sr. and a brother, John Thomas Setko. In addition to being a homemaker, Dorothy worked for several years at Cavert Wire in Oliver. She was a member of Third Presbyterian Church, Grace Bible Class and worked with the kitchen crew. She enjoyed needlework, crocheting and baking. She graduated from North Union High School with the Class of 1950. She is survived by two sons, Neil “Skip” W. Hixson, Jr. and wife, Gail, of Oliver, Pa. and David Allen Hixson and Sue of Lemont Furnace, Pa.; three daughters, Pamela Hardy and husband, Bill, of Oliver, Pa., Kimberly Biery and husband, Mark, of Centerville, Ohio and Debbie Burgess and husband, Tom, of Uniontown, Pa.; fourteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., where friends will be received on Saturday, July 28 from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, July 29 from noon to 2:00 and 6 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, July 30, 2012 from 10 to 11 a.m. in THIRD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH followed by a service celebrating Dorothy’s life at 11 a.m. with Rev. Chris Enoch officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. The family suggests donations in Dorothy’s memory to Grace Bible Class, Third Presbyterian Church, 425 Union St., Uniontown, Pa. 15401. Grace Bible Class will hold services on Sunday, July 29 at 1:30 p.m. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at adferguson.com
Obituary is typed as published. Surname is spelled differently.
Hulda Mae Blosser Hixon
Hulda Mae Blosser Hixon, of Lemont Furnace, Pa., went to be with the Lord on June 27, 2012. She was born September 11, 1931 daughter of Howard and Vetta Blosser of Mt. Independence, Pa. She is preceded in death by her son, Howard Hixson; daughter-in-law, Vivian Hixson, her parents and four brothers and five sisters. Hulda is survived by her spouse of 60 years, William Hixson Sr.; her children: William Hixson Jr. and Susie of Alabama, Bernadine Woods and husband Glenn of Uniontown, Robert Hixson Sr. of Lemont Furnace, Barry Hixson Sr. of Lemont Furnace, Bruce Hixson and wife, Belinda of Uniontown, Brad Hixson Sr. of Lemont Furnace, Benita Blosser and husband Robert of Fairchance and May Luanne Bieter and husband Jerome of Texas; sister Louella McIntosh of Medina, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Sonnie Blosser, Dorothy Lee Hixson, Benita Jeffries and husband Ken and Bertha Hixson; brothers-in-law: George Hixson and wife Frances and Edwin Hixson and wife Shirley; survived by 18 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and great-nephews and estended family. There will be a private family memorial. Arrangements have been entrusted to the KEMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, Pa. “Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, our chain will link again.”
Lizzie Belle Hixon, aged 58, of Mt. Sterling, died at 11:07 Thursday night, August 29, 1940, in Uniontown hospital after a lingering illness. Surviving are a sister, Jennie White, of Mt. Sterling, and a brother, David Hixon, Walnut Hill. Services will be held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon in the family home. Rev. Walter McClean will officiate and burial will follow in Greendale cemetery, under the direction of David Honsaker, Masontown.
Nelson A. Hixon of Connellsville, R. D. 1, died Thursday evening in Connellsville State General Hospital. He was born near Juniata, Dunbar Twp., a son of the late Clark F. and Annabelle Lytle Hixon. He was a member of East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Vanderbilt. He was self-employed as a painter. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Esther Miles Hixon, a teacher in Zacchariah Connell Elementary School; a brother, Lytle D. of Vanderbilt; and two sisters, Mrs. D. W. (Florence) Bailey of Vanderbilt and Mrs. Howard (Emma Lou) Leighty of Connellsville, R. D. 1. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Amos S. and John C., and a sister, Elizabeth.
HIXON— Friends of Nelson A. Hixon of Connellsville, R.D. 1 who died Thursday, June 27, 1968, may call after 7 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. daily at the Ralph E. Galley Funeral Home, Dawson, where the funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. Graham Sieber officiating. Interment in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg. The family asks in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
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.
The following is a partial list of the soldier dead whose homes were in the vicinity of Connellsville:
Wade Hixon, Pennsville, died on transport on way to France, October 13, 1918.
Clyde L. Hixson, 77, of Uniontown, Pa., died Saturday, January 27, 2001, in Resthaven Personal Care Home, Uniontown. He was born March 5, 1923, in Uniontown, Pa., son of Jesse D. Hixson and Catharine Wood Hixson. He graduated from the former North Union High School in the Class of 1942, was a Veteran of World War II who served with the United States Army and also the Korean War, and a member of American Legion Post 51 and V.F.W. Post 47 both in Uniontown, Hopwood AMVETS Post 103, Uniontown Volunteer Fire Department Union Hose Company #1, and Catholic War Veterans. Four brothers, James, David, Neil and Franklin, a sister, May Luanne Romesburg, and his parents preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Bertha C. "Gale" Hixson; two sons: Clyde L. Hixson Jr. of Alabama and Jesse D. Hixson of Panama City, Florida; eight grandchildren: Cyndi Hixson whom they raised, Tammy and her husband, Alan Parris, Elizabeth and her husband, James Cocharan, Clyde L. Hixson III, Jesse Hixson Jr., Sandy Cantor, Kevin Lewis, and Stacey Lewis; eight great- grandchildren; three brothers: William G. Hixson and his wife, Hulda, of Uniontown, George D. Hixson and his wife, Frances, of Hazel Park, Michigan, and Edwin M. Hixson and his wife, Shirley, of Falls Church, Virginia; and a sister, Benita and her husband, Kenneth Jeffries, of Oliver One, Uniontown. Friends will be received in the DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, January 30, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with Rev. William D. Rodahaver officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, where Military Honors will be accorded by V.F.W Post 47 and American Legion Post 51. Uniontown Volunteer Fire Department will conduct Services this evening at 7:30 p.m.
Elizabeth “Betty” Burkhardt Hixson, 79, of Scottdale R.D. 1 (East Huntingdon Township) died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1994, in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Aug. 12, 1914, in Donora, a daughter of the late Louis and Martha Hoag Burkhardt. She was a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in East Huntington Township. Surviving are her husband, George E. Hixson Sr., with whom she celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Jan. 7, 1994; five daughters, Mrs. Dorothy J. Malik of Lawton, Okla., Mrs. C. Frank (Nancy L.) Grimm and Mrs. Edward J. (Marlene) Garlowich, both of Scottdale, R.D. 1, Janet Ellenberger of Clearfield R.D. 4, and Mrs. Joseph L. (Karen Sue) Cramer of Scottdale, R.D. 1; 27 grandchildren; 39 great- grandchildren; and two brothers, Edward Burkhardt of Monongahela and George “Cy” Burkhardt of Donora. She was preceded in death by one son, Raymond I. Hixson (Feb. 3, 1992), one sister, Hilda re; one brother, Thomas Burkhardt; one half- sister, Annie Henry; and one half-brother, Walter Burkhardt.
HIXSON— Elizabeth “Betty” Jane Burkhardt Hixson of Scottdale R.D. 1 (East Huntingdon township) died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1994. Friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME (105 Spring St., Scottdale. Additional viewing will take place at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, East Huntingdon Township, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, the hour of service, with the Rev. Herbert A. Peterson and Rev. Edward L. Clarke as co-officiates. Burial will follow in Wesley Chapel Church Cemetery. The family requests memorials to the American Lung Association, c/o Box 100 Warrendale, Pa. 15086, in memory of Elizabeth Jane Hixson.
Jesse David Hixson, Jr., age 64, of Oliver I, died at his home at 8:40 am Sunday, September 28, 1975. A lifelong resident of this area, He was the son of Catharine Wood Hixson and the late Jesse David Hixson Sr. He was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church. Besides his father, he was predeceased by a brother, James B in 1973. Besides his mother, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters, Clyde L. Hixson of Uniontown, Mrs. Austin (May Luanne) Romesburg of San Diego, CA, Franklin C. of Detroit, Michigan, Neil W. of Oliver, William G. of Uniontown, George D. of Hazel Park, PA, Edwin M. of Falls Church, VA, and Mrs. Kenneth (Benita) Jeffries of Dearth, PA. Burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Jesse D. Hixson, 51, died suddenly at his home in Oliver, PA on Tuesday morning September 28, 1943. He is survived by his wife, Catherine and the following children; Jesse D. Hixson, Jr., at home, Clyde L. Hixson with the U. S. Army in Iran, Mrs. May Luanne Romesburg of Uniontown, Franklin E. Hixson with the U. S. Navy at Great Lakes Training Station, James B. Hixson and Cornelius W. Hixson. at the home, William Gene Hixson and George Dale Hixson of Washington, DC, Edwin M. Hixson and Benita J. Hixson at the home. He is also survived by his father, Francis M. Hixson of Oliver; three sisters, Mrs. Richard Sechrist of Vanderbilt, Mrs. J. B. McMillen of Perryopolis and Mrs. Clarence Brown of Pittsburgh; two brothers, Raymond Hixson of Fayette and Oliver Hixson of Coal Center. He was a veteran of WWI and a member of Foreign Wars in Uniontown. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon, October 1, at 2:30 pm with burial in the soldiers plot in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.
The body of Corporal Joseph Hlastala, 33, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hlastala of Uniontown, who was killed in action January 23, 1945, in Leyte, Philippines, has been returned to his home for re-burial. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon with a prayer at the home at 3 o’clock. Additional rites will be held in St. Mary’s R. C. Church. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery with military rites at the grave. The soldier was employed by the Richmond Radiator plant prior to entering the armed forces. He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose and St. Mary’s R. C. Church. Surviving besides his parents are three brothers, Stephen and Rudolph at home, and Michael of Moscow, Ida, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Mrosko of Olive No. 1 and Mrs. Ann Valigore of Uniontown.
Hallie Jean Neighbors Hlatky, 74, of Mansfield, Ohio, died Sunday, November 26, 2006 at her home after a brief illness. She was born December 24, 1931, in Morgantown, West Virginia, and was the daughter of Charles Franklin and Elsie Swearinger Neighbors. She was a lifetime member of VFW #3494. Mrs. Hlatky enjoyed spending time with her family and canine companions, Sparky and Lacey, and playing bingo. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Floyd Hlatky; son , Barry Hlatky; and several brothers and sister. She is survived by six sons, Thomas and Norma Hlatky, of Greene County, Pennsylvania, Delmar and Denise Hlatky, of Point Marion, Fayette County, Pa., Donald and Charlotte Hlatky, of Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa., Ralph and Helen Neighbors, of Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa., Donald and Jill neighbors, of Ontario, Canada, and Wayne Hlatky, of Mansfield, Ohio; six daughters, Donna and Paul Hosenpillar, of Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa., Roseann and Clyde Shaffer, of Ontario, Marcella and John Smith, of Mansfield, Ohio, Aggie Cordwell, of Mansfield, Ohio, Brenda noble, of Mansfield, Ohio, and Betty Hlatky, of Erie, Pa.; numerous grandchildren, and great- grandchildren; sister, Cora Jeffries, of Mansfield; two brothers and sister-in-law, Ralph and Esther Neighbors, and Floran “Skip” and Shirley Neighbors, of Mansfield. Friends were welcomed November 28, 2006 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road, Mansfield, Ohio, 44906. Friends also visited one hour prior to the 2 p.m. Service at the funeral home, conducted by Pastor Joe Esarey. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.
HLATKY, HELEN HOFERKA— Friends are being received in the Haky Funeral Home, 139 West Fayette St., today until 9 a.m. when prayer services will be held, followed by Funeral Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s R.C. Church at 9:30 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Fabian G. Oris as celebrant. Interment will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Smithfield.
Marty R. Hlebak, 72, of Chandler, Ariz., and formerly of Republic, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1994, in Chandler Regional Hospital. He was born March 26, 1922, son of the late Martin and Matilda Matey Hlebak. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two sisters, Matilda Fedarko and Sophie Shergy; and one brother, Raymond Hlebak. He was survived by one sister, Mrs. Edward (Marge) Jenko of Uniontown, Pa.; his wife, Gertrude (Trudy) Mager Hlebak; one son, Randy; two daughters, Cheryl and Sheila; seven grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. He was a member of the V.F.W. in Arizona, serving with the U.S. Navy during World War II. Friends will be received at CARR-TENNEY FUNERAL HOME in Tempe, Ariz., until Saturday, Oct. 1, 1994, when a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Arizona.
Mary Miskovich Hlohinec, 78, of New Salem died Thursday, Aug. 10, at her residence. She is survived by a son, Philip M. Hlohinec, and his son, Philip M. Hlohinec Jr., both of Morgantown, W.Va., and a sister, Mrs. Mitzy Miskovich Mergen of St. Augustine, Fla. Arrangements for a memorial Mass, which will be celebrated in St. Procopius R.C. Church, New Salem, are incomplete and will be announced. Arrangements are under direction of Robert T. Kish Funeral Home, 20 North Mill St., New Salem.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—– October 31, 1916
Died—– August 10, 1995
William Hoag, of Broad Ford, one of the young men of that place recently inducted into the service, died Saturday morning at Columbus, Ohio, of Spanish influenza. The remains were expected to arrive today.
Hoag was about 30 years old. He was a son of the late Christian Hoag. His mother, Mrs. Mary Hoag, lives at Broad Ford. There survive also the following brothers and sisters; Ernest, at Camp Lee; Christian, at Columbus; Martin, Paul, Mayme and Bertah, at home.
That William J. Hoag, who was recently inducted into the Army in opposition to his wishes and who died at the Columbus barracks, was only a “big innocent boy” is the assertion of members of the family who today asked The Courier to publish the following:
On Saturday, October 12, 1918, William J. Hoag, aged 30, a life-long resident of Morgan Station, Fayette county, died of pneumonia in the government barracks at Columbus, Ohio, while in the military service of the United States government. “Billy” Hoag, as he was familiarly known to his friends, was a big, innocent boy, affectionate and tender-hearted as a mother and was never known to do harm to a living creature. He so utterly abhorred the taking of human life that he believed his conscience to be a higher law than that of the land, respecting the taking of human life. The unfortunate young man made a grave mistake which he afterwards realized and his recent death in the government service should go a long way toward redeeming him in the eyes of the American public. Now that he has passed to that mysterious “over there” it is hoped that all unfriendly thoughts towards the late William Hoag have generously been buried with him and his good traits remembered. Believing that the public has not clearly understood the motives by which the deceased was actuated, his relatives and friends feel it to be their duty to make this statement in justice to his memory
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.
The following is a partial list of the soldier dead whose homes were in the vicinity of Connellsville:
William Hoag, Broad Ford, October 13, 1918, Columbus, Ohio, Barracks; disease.
The trial of George Cassidy, for the murder of William Hoar, was the only one of general interest at Court last week, and lasted buy one day.
District Attorney J. M. Oglevee, for the Commonwealth, was assisted by C. E. Boyle and R. H. Lindsey, Esqs. The counsel for the prisoner were D. Kaine, W. H. Playford, and W. A. McDowell, Esqs.
The facts of the case as elicited upon the trial, seem to be as follows:
George Cassidy and his two brothers, William Hoar and his brother, Jacob, Isaac and Solomon Boyd, Elijah Hawk, Henry Moody, Stephen Stewart, and others from the mountain, had been in Uniontown, April 8th, and all met at the eastern end of town on their way home. It was proposed by some that they should have some whiskey.—George Cassidy furnished the money and he and William Hoar went back to town for the liquor. They drank together a couple of times in town, rejoined their companions, and all drank several times on the road home. The following was the position of the different members of the party a short distance above Ritenour’s mill: The two Boyds were ahead; George Cassidy and William Hoar next; Elijah Hawk and William Cassidy about forty yards further behind; Stewart and J. Cassidy, A. Moody and Jacob Hoar, about twenty to thirty yards in the rear. Cassidy and Hoar were heard quarrelling about some old boards which both of them claimed. Presently Cassidy struck Hoar, knocking him down. Jacob Hoar picked up a stone, and ran towards them, when Cassidy again struck William Hoar as he was in the act of raising up, knocking him down a second time. J. Hoar then pulled Cassidy away. Cassidy turned on him, but was taken off by H. Moody or William Cassidy. William Hoar died in ten or fifteen minutes after he had been struck the second time.
Dr. Walker of Uniontown, made examination of the body next day; thinks the blows, producing concussion at the base of the brain, were the cause of his death. Messrs. Hogsett, Ewing, Murphy, McLaughlin and Piper testified to the inoffensive character of the prisoner, and considered him a good laboring hand.
The case, on the part of the prisoner was then submitted to the jury in an able and eloquent address by Mr. Playford, followed on the part of the Commonwealth by Mr. Boyle.
The counsel for the defendant insisted upon the following point, and asked the Court, to charge the jury accordingly.
That the good character of the prisoner is an element which if proved, the jury must take into consideration in making up their estimate of the prisoner, and good character of itself may sometimes generate a doubt, where, without evidence of good character, no doubt would arise in the case from the other evidence.
The jury after being out for about five hours returned a verdict of “guilty of voluntary manslaughter”. The prisoner was sentenced to the penitentiary for a term of two years.
Mary Margaret HOARD died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Mrs. Mary Margaret Hoard, 72, wife of E. B. Hoard of Point Marion, died Monday morning at 6 o'clock of complications.
Mrs. Hoard is survived by her husband and a son, Arthur H. Hoard. Two sisters, Mrs. J. G. Lyons of Lake Lynn (Balance of obit missing)
(Notes on 3/5 card obit is attached to: Died - 27 Jan 1935. Husband - Enoch Hoard. Born - Point Marion about 1863. Buried - Evergreen Cemetery, Point Marion)
Death notice taken from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania months old
White, female, 16 months old
Cause of death–Measles, sick 2 weeks
Born–March 20, 1900
Died–March 17, 1901
Death notice taken from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library.
White, male, 2 years old
Cause of death–Diptheria, sick 1 day
Born–September 9, 1898, Brush Wood Farm
Died–November 9, 1900, Brush Wood Farm
Harry M. Hobaugh, 61, died at 4:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, German township, after a lingering illness. He was a well- known resident of that vicinity, having lived there for the past 30 years. He was a member of the New Salem Christian Church and the UMWA. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Olive B. Hobaugh; three sons, Earl and Lloyd of Uniontown and Ray at home; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Laughery of Uniontown and Thelma at home; two grandchildren; five brothers, William, Henry, Jesse, Fred and Charles, all of Uniontown, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Bailes of Uniontown and Mrs. Catherine Wolfe of Grindstone. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at the home with Rev. Arthur Bennett, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery.
MEYERSDALE, Jan 21— George Black Hoblitzell, 56, died Friday night at his home in Andrew, N. C. of a heart attack. He had undergone a major operation several weeks ago. Born in Meyersdale, he was the youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William T. Hoblitzell and was a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Hoblitzell and Judge and Mrs. George J. Black, pioneer residents. After finishing in the Meyersdale schools, he attended Tome School at Port Deposit, Md. and Pennsylvania State College. In early manhood, he went to North Carolina and entered the tanning extract business. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara L. Eubank Hoblitzell, one son, William T. III, and one sister, Mrs. William T. Teas, of Nashville, Tenn.
The funeral service for Sp. 4. – E. Elmer R. Hobson, who was killed Saturday in an automobile accident in North Carolina, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Union Baptist Church, Connellsville. The Rev. Nathaniel Whitfield will officiate. The body will be at the church after noon Wednesday. Burial will be in Scottdale Cemetery. The soldier was a native of Mount Pleasant.
Alice L. HOCHHEIMER obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)
Friends are being received at J. Harry Johnston & Sons, 63 N. Gallatin Ave., where services will be conducted today at 3 p.m. with Rev. G. C. Waldkoenig and Rev. E. P. Confer officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Grove cemetery.
Caroline M. Hodge
Caroline M. Burrows Hodge, 83, of Connellsville, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2009, in UPMC Presbyterian, Oakland. She was born May 10, 1925, in Connellsville, to the late John A. and Lottie Morgan Burrows. Caroline was a 1943 graduate of Connellsville High School and a graduate of Franklin Business School. Prior to her retirement, she worked as an executive secretary for Ampco in Pittsburgh. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Connellsville. Caroline was a warm, loving person with a wonderful sense of humor. She was an avid reader and was happiest when she was curled up with a good book. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Caroline is survived by her brother-in-law, Donald E. Hodge Sr., and nephews, Robert C. Hodge, Donald E. Hodge Jr. and John K. Hodge, all of Cheyenne, Wyo.; nieces, Deborah K. (Lewis) DeLong, of Diamondhead, Miss., and Rose A. (Lowell) Shuster, of Kent, Wash.; great-nieces, Christine A. Renshaw, of Oxnard, Calif., and Kathleen M. Shuster, of Kent, Wash.; great-nephews, Zachary R. Shuster, of Kent, Wash., and Darren N. Hodge, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; great-great-nieces, Amanda N. Stinson and Ava S. Renshaw, of Oxnard, Calif.; cousins, Marjorie (Herbert) McLuckie, of Pittsburgh, and Jane (William) Miller, of Connellsville; and dear friends, William Mosier, Elaine Keys, and Cathy and Art Krumanacker. In addition to her parents, Caroline was predeceased by her beloved husband, Charles E. Hodge; sister, Catherine M. Burrows; brother-in- law, Ivan Hodge; sister-in-law, Eleanor Galik Hodge; and nephew, Thomas C. Hodge. A service was held April 4, 2009, in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville, where she was interred.
Charles E. Hodge
Charles E. Hodge, 81, of Connellsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. He was born May 9, 1925, in Pennsville, a son of the late Wallace and Emma Phuntek Hodge. Charles was a graduate of the former Scottdale High School, Class of 1943. He was formerly employed by Sandusky Lumber Co. of Connellsville, Combustion Engineering of Monongahela and he retired from Duraloy-Blawnox in Scottdale. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy in Iran and Africa. He was a member of the Connellsville American Legion, BPO Elks No. 503 of Connellsville, King Solomon's Lodge No. 346 F&AM and the Uniontown Lodge of Perfection. He was also a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Connellsville. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Caroline Burrows Hodge; one brother, Donald Hodge of Cheyenne, Wy.; four nieces and five nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Ivan Hodge. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. David Clement officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the Connellsville Veterans Commission. The BPO Elks No. 503 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Friday and King Solomon's Lodge No. 346 F&AM will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m., both in the funeral home. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
Cause of death–
Died–May 1896, Dawson
George E. Hodge
Formerly of Scottdale
George E. Hodge, 89, a resident of Connellsville for the past 60 years and formerly of Scottdale, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. He was born Aug. 14, 1921, in Scottdale, a son of the late Walter and Frances Moore Hodge. George was a retired electrical estimator and purchasing agent with Roberts and Schaefer Electrical Co. of Chicago with 30 years of service. He was a proud veteran of the Army Air Force, serving during World War II. He was the recipient of the American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct, Victory and World War II Victory Medals. He attained the rank of staff sergeant and was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone with the 6th Army Air Base Headquarters Company at Howard Field with the 2114 Service Unit Aviation. George was a member of the Connellsville Knights of Columbus Golf and Bowling Leagues and was an avid sportsman and for many years enjoyed deer hunting. George leaves to cherish his memories his loving and devoted daughter-in-law, Christine Bocek Just and her husband, Matthew, of Wexford; and his beloved granddaughter, Meghan L. Hodge, of Wexford. In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his wife, Iva Doppelheuer Hodge (1983); and his son, Walter L. Hodge (Jan. 6, 1998). George's family will greet friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. His funeral service will be held at noon Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. Matthew Stabe, Pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Scottdale, officiating. Chapel services and interment will follow at Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville, with full military honors accorded at the chapel by the Mt. Pleasant American Legion Post No. 446 Honor Guard. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send condolences or to obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.
HODGE, ISAAC CHARLES “BUDDY”— Friends will be received in the First Baptist Church of Pittgas today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. John Venable and the Rev. Melvin Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, under the direction of the Donald Law Sr. Funeral home, 135 Angle St., Brownsville.
Joyce E. Hodge
Joyce Ellen Hodge, 60, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at her home in Oakland, Md. Born Feb. 7, 1945, in Connellsville, she is survived by her mother, Verda Hodge; her brother, Harold Hodge Jr., both of Roscoe, and long-time companion, Brenda Yaksic, of Oakland, Md. She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Hodge Sr. Joyce was educated in California, Pa., graduating from California High School and California University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Psychology. Her enthusiasm for life sparked all who knew and loved her. She always called herself a "born tourist", loving to meet new people and moving to new places. Life was her adventure, how blessed she was. Joyce worked many years for the Marriott Corporation before moving to Garrett County in 1996. She was employed at Cheer's Beverage Shoppe in McHenry, where her love of fine wine and people made for a great mix. She was also employed at Railey Mountain Lake Vacations and First United Bank in Oakland. A remembrance will be held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at the ED MELENYZER FUNERAL HOMES INC., Roscoe. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to: Angels of Mercy, Garrett County Hospice, P.O. Box 271, Oakland, Md. 21550.
Robert H. Hodge
Robert H. Hodge, 82, of Connellsville, (Broadford), died Thursday, June 26, 2008, at his home. He was born Oct. 10, 1925, in Dawson, the son of the late Paul and Mary Coffman Hodge. Mr. Hodge was employed as a steelworker for First Sterling Steel Co. of McKeesport and he was also a railroader for many years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy on the USS Dufilho. He was a member of Connellsville American Legion and Scottdale VFW. He was a member of NRA. He was Methodist by faith and attended Hickory Square United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kristin Hodge; grandson, Ronnie Hodge; and sister, Anna Mae McQuaide. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Winifred E. Guynn Hodge; 10 children, Ronald Hodge, of Connellsville, Suzanne Evans and her husband, Robert, of Connellsville, Benjamin Hodge and his wife, Diane, of Vanderbilt, Lawrence Hodge and his wife, Debra, of Connellsville, Linda Benzio and her husband, David, of Connellsville, Kay Ferencak and her husband, Kevin, of Connellsville, Robert J. Hodge and his wife, Lori, of Connellsville, Lola Tony and her husband, Tom, of Connellsville, Paulette Sabatini and her husband, Robert, of Grindstone, and Mary Kinneer and her husband, Richard, of Vanderbilt; 14 grandchildren, Belinda, Robbie, Danny, Steven, Gregory, Carrie, Matthew, Kayla, Lee, Marissa, Jenna, Janie, Amy and Rachel; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Emma Jean Lewis, of Connellsville, and Betty Bartley and her husband, James, of Myrtle Beach, S.C. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday in BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Roy Butt officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. Military rites will be conducted at the graveside by the Connellsville American Legion, VFW and Trotter American Legion Honor Guard. To sign the guest registry please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
Catherine HODGES died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(12)
Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Hodges, aged 85, mother of Mrs. K. R. Springer, 50 South Gallatin avenue, who died Monday, May 16, 1938, at her home in Scottdale, were conducted Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Springer and family attended the rites. mrs. Hodges' death was attributed to a complications of diseases.
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HODSKIN— March 21st, 1864, at the residence of Mrs. Hoke, in Bullskin tp., of Dropsy, Clarissa Hodskin, aged 86 years.
William Hodgkiss, 87, of Alverton, died Wednesday, March 1, 1995, in Washington Hospital, Washington, after a brief illness. He was born Oct. 18, 1907, in Halesoven, England, a son of the late William and Alice Gibbons Hodgkiss. He retired from the Irwin Works of U.S. Steel in 1957. He was united in marriage to Flora Mungall on Jan. 13, 1932, who died in 1994. Surviving are two sons, William Hodgkiss of Washington, Pa., and Eric Hodgkiss of Scottdale; a daughter, Mrs. Leverton (Lois Jean) Hatfield of Ruffsdale; eight grandchildren, W. Robert Hodgkiss, Daniel M. Hodgkiss, Nicholas Hodgkiss, Sharon Hodgkiss Connley, Amy Hodgkiss, David Hatfield, Darlene Hatfield and Jennifer Hatfield Carter; seven great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the last of his immediate family. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by an infant daughter, Ruth; and six brothers, Howard, Thomas, Wilford, Leonard, Albert and George Hodgkiss. There will be no public visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of the WILLIAM NEAL FUNERAL HOME, 925 Allison Ave., Washington, Pa. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. The family suggests memorial contributions to the charity of one’s choice.
Mrs. Alice Hoenshel, 84, of Smithton, died Monday night in Frick Community Hospital, Mount Pleasant. The body was taken to the Barthels funeral home at Smithton.
Joseph Hoey, son of Mrs. Anna Kearney of Rogerstown, Dunbar township, died Tuesday morning at Washington, D. C., where he was employed by the Government. The body will be brought here.
The funeral for Joseph A. Hoey will be held Saturday morning with a prayer at 8:30 o’clock at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kearney of Rogerstown, Dunbar township, followed by a requiem high mass at 9 o’clock at St. Vincent DePaul Church of Leisenring with Rev. L. D. McNanamy, pastor, celebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in charge of Funeral Director Milton V. Munk. Mr. Hoey took suddenly ill in Washington, D. C., and died Tuesday morning in a hospital. Surviving in addition to his parents are the following brothers and sisters: Peter S. of Pittsburgh, John J. of Scottdale, James L. of Point Marion, Alice of Washington, D. C., and Rose, Anna and Mary, all at home.
Margaret HOEY died in 1912. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(47)
Mrs. Margaret Hoey, 78 years, 2 months and 9 days, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.I. Dolan, at Phillips works. Mrs. Hoey for some time lived on the West Side, and is well known in Connellsville. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning, leaving Phillips works on the 7:30 street car, with Requiem High mass in the Immaculate Conception church at 10 a.m. Rev. B.P. Kenna, of Uniontown, will officiate. Interment will be made in St. Joseph cemetery. Three daughters survive: Mrs. William Croker, New York; Mrs. Margaret Osborne, Middletown, N.Y., and Mrs. W.I. Dolan, of Phillips.
(The Morning Herald, March 19, 1912)
Eleanor M. Amos Hoffman, 78, of 1380 Arbor St., Warren, Ohio, formerly of Fredericktown and Beallsville, Pa., died Sunday, Aug. 28, 1994, in Southwest General Hospital, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, at 3:15 a.m. She was born Jan. 17, 1916, in Beallsville, Pa., daughter of the late Raymond and Elsie Doyle Amos. She was a graduate of Beallsville High School in the retirement she was a receptionist and dental assistant for a dentist in Warren, Ohio. She was a former member of St. Oliver Plunkett Parish in Fredericktown, Pa. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Darlene) Kerik of Parma, Ohio; three granddaughters, Regina Filer, Deanna Brown, and Carol Putka; two great-grandchildren, Phillip Putka and Melissa Putka; four sisters, Alma Howe of Apache Junction, Ariz., Mrs. Charles (Janis) Nochta of Warren, Ohio, Mrs. Wayne (Toni) Kimball of Mesa, Ariz., and Mrs. Roy (Bernice) Conley of Fredericktown, Pa.; one brother, Lloyd Amos of Scranton, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Hoffman in 1955; one sister, Dorothy Amos; and three brothers, William, Ralph, and Clinton Amos. Friends will be received in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, Fredericktown Hill, Fredericktown, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where a blessing service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Edward S. Litavec officiating. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg R.D., Pa.
Gertrude M. HOFFMAN died in 1906 or 1907. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Mrs. Harry F. Hoffman - 1906 or 1907 (based on dates on the back of the obit)
Grim Reaper's Call Comes to Bride of Less Than a Month.
Death of Mrs. Harry F. Hoffman Adds Tragic Touch to Romance of Three Members of One Family Who Eloped Together.
After a wedded life of less than three weeks, one of which was spent at St. Francis hospital, Mrs. Gertrude M. Hoffman, wife of Harry F. Hoffman of 722 Ivy street, Shadyside, died at the hospital at 11 o'clock yesterday morning. Her sudden death recalls one of the most romantic elopements of the year and has prostrated members of her family.
Mrs. Hoffman was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. McGiffin, residents of Pittsburgh for many years. She was born on Mt. Washington, where the family is well known. Although still a young and charming woman, she was the widow of George Crosby and had a five-year-old daughter, Adelaide.
Last Labor Day Mrs. Crosby, her sister, Miss Bessie McGiffin, and a cousin, Miss Mabel Campbell, who had been raised by Mr. and Mrs. McGiffin and was like a daughter to them, left their home ostensibly to attend a picnic at Rock Springs park. During the afternoon a telegram came to the McGiffin home reading:
"Have wedding supper ready for six." Mrs. McGiffin summoned her husband, and after a time, they saw a light. Their three girls had married, Mrs. Crosby becoming Mrs. Hoffman, Miss McGiffin, Mrs. David M. Jones, and Miss Campbell, Mrs. Thomas Highman. The six young people came home that evening, were forgiven and received the blessing of the old folks before they went to housekeeping in various parts of the city.
The sudden death of the bride of less than a month has cast a pall over the four households. Her mother and sister are prostrated by the shock and the only one unaffected is the little daughter, Adelaide, who, unable to realize what had occurred, played and chattered about the darkened home yesterday. Mrs. Hoffman's death is partially attributed to the excitement incident to the romantic triple wedding.
Mrs. Hoffman was a well known member of St. Paul's Roman Catholic cathedral. Besides the parents, daughter, sister and cousin, she leaves two brothers, William and Henry McGiffin. Her funeral is to take place next Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, with the interment at St. Mary's cemetery.
Glenn R. Hoffman, 100, of Irwin and a native of Houtzdale, Pa., died Friday. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Gloria) Myers of Irwin and Mrs. Lester (Norma) Cox of Acme; a sister, Mrs. Norman (Virginia) Morgan of Meredith, N.H.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation was held Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon. Private graveside services will be held.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—– March 1, 1894
Died—– September 2, 1994
ALVERTON, June 6.— Mrs. Mabel Smail Hoffman, wife of Gust J. Hoffman, died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital, Mount Pleasant, from complications of diseases. Mrs. Hoffman was the eldest daughter of Justice of the Peace and Mrs. James B. Smail of Southwest Greensburg. In addition to her parents and husband, nine children, three sisters and one brother survive.
William Henry Hoffman, aged 71, well-known throughout Fayette county, died at 5 o'clock Tuesday morning, at his home in Fayette City, of a complication of diseases. Mr. Hoffman was a master mechanic at a number of county mines and also operated a plumbing establishment for many years in Uniontown. Mr. Hoffman was a 2nd degree Mason, being affiliated with Masonic bodies in Masontown, Uniontown, and Pittsburgh. Surviving is the widow, Essie Hoffman, three children, Roy H., of Connellsville, Arthur J., Scranton, and Mrs. Eletha Cocking, of Los Angeles; two sisters, Mrs. L. F. Athey, Tarentum, and Maude, of Baltimore, and two brothers, Robert, and George, both of Fairhope. His former wife, Birdie D. Bliss, preceded him in death 20 years ago. Short services will be held at 2:30 Friday afternoon at the family residence, followed by additional rites in the church. Burial will be in Belle Vernon cemetery.
H. Lee HOGAN died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
H. Lee Hogan, aged 69 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Heintzelman, House 188, Footedale, at 11 o'clock Sunday night, May 9, 1937, following two strokes. Mr. Hogan suffered the first stroke last Thursday night, the second occurring early Sunday morning.
He was widely known as a printer in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, having been affiliated with the International Typographical Union for 45 years. He retired under the Union's pension plan about six years ago and since June 1, 1932, had made his home with his daughter and son-in-law.
Mr. Hogan was identified with the composing rooms of Morgantown W. Va., newspapers practically throughout his working career as a printer. He saw the development of most of the modern composing room machines and equipment during his active career as a printer. For 40 years he worked at night. In his younger days he was recognized as one of the best of his craft in the old "hand set" type days. Later with the various typesetting machines, he chose to continue as a floor man and foreman, never having learned to operate the modern linotypes. As a printer and foreman, Lee Hogan was loved by his associates and those with whom he came in contact. He was loyal to his profession and to his employers and many printers in the tri-state district owe much to him for his consideration and thoughtfulness in helping them qualify for their trade.
Mrs. Hogan died six years ago at their home in Morgantown, her death having occurred on May 8th, 1931. His death came within one day of being on the anniversary of the death of his wife.
Following Mrs. Hogan's death, Mr. Hogan remained in Morgantown, for a year until he qualified for retirement under the I. T. U. retirement plan. Then, in June of 1932, he came to Fayette county and since had made his home with his daughter. He is survived by Mrs. Heintzelman and ???
... Hogan was born at Moundsville, W. Va. In 1868. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
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Marcella F. Hogan, 89, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away peacefully at her home on June 18, 2007. She was born January 25, 1918, the daughter of the late Mary Florence (Lightburn) and M. Hayes Liston. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Hogan, Sr., daughter, Ellen (Hogan) Checton, brothers and sisters, Monica Stickles, Norbert Liston, George Liston, and Kathleen Speace. Marcella was a member of Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Jefferson Street, Uniontown, Saint Vincent de Paul Society, and she volunteered at the Saint Vincent de Paul Store, in Uniontown. She was employed for 12 years at the Fayette County Courthouse as a Matron serving for several judges of the local court.
She is survived by her loving children, Jacqueline C. (Hogan) Stark, of Uniontown, Donald E. Hogan, Jr., and wife, Johnetta, of Uniontown, Kathleen M. (Hogan) Powell and husband, Douglas, of State College, Pa., Robert T. Hogan and wife, Marlene, of Uniontown, Richard A. Hogan and wife, Theresa, of Uniontown, and Mary Pat (Hogan) Murtha and husband, James, of Uniontown; 19 grandchildren, Theresa (Stark) Pecsko and husband, John, of Uniontown, Mary Beth (Hogan) Criniti and husband, Stephen, of Dayton, Ohio, Erica Hogan, of Uniontown, Erin Ruse, of State College, Douglas Powell and wife, Erin, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Keith Powell, of State College, Pa., Robert Hogan, of Uniontown, SGT Bradley Hogan and wife, Tasha, stationed in Hawaii, Gregory Hogan, of Uniontown, Kelly Checton, of Culver, Indiana, Adam Checton, Casey Checton, Benjamin Hogan, Kimberly Hogan, Jessica (Murtha) Moody and husband, Brian, James Murtha, Jr., all of Uniontown, Jerrod Murtha and wife, Melissa, of Chicago, Ill., Jenna (Murtha) DeBord and husband, Nicholas, of Millsboro, Washington County, Pa., and Joseph Murtha, of Uniontown. Marcella is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, Alexander and Nicholas Pecsko, Christopher Hogan, Nathaniel and Lucas Moody and Madelyn and Olivia DeBord; a son-in-law, Clarence Checton and two sisters, Loretta Winski and husband, George, and Madelyn Inks and husband, Camdon, both of Uniontown.
Friends will be received in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, Pa. today, June 20, 2007, from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, June 21, 2007, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday morning, June 22, 2007, until 9:30 a.m., when Prayers of Transfer will be said followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father Michael J. Crookston, as Celebrant. Interment follows in Lafayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa. Donations may be made to Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church or Saint Vincent de Paul Society.
Willie HOGG died in 1869. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)
HOGG--On the 18th. instant, after a short illness at the residence of his father in Luzerne township, Willie Hogg aged 13 years.
We knew the deceased as a child, and his bright genial face, lovely disposition and keen inquiring mind gave great promise of a brilliant and useful manhood. He was just permitted to approach the portals of that manhood and we are assured that the traits of character which distinguished him as a child, shone with increased lusture as his body and mind developed in to manly sature. Truly death aims his swift dart at the most shining marks. The pride of the household is gonethe little social circle misses its brightest ornamentand with Young we can exclaim
Early, bright, transient and chaste as the morning dew.
He sparked, was exhalted and went to heaven.
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The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown. Aug. 26, 1869.
HOGSETT— At the residence of his father, Robert Hogsett, in North Union township, Sunday morning the 3d inst., D. Sturgeon Hogsett, in the 17th year of his age.
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HOUGE— In South Bend, Indiana, on the 25th inst., ISRAEL HOGUE (an old citizen of Uniontown) in the 53d year of his age.
Mr. Hogue was a native of Greene County, Pennsylvania. He emigrated to South Bend in 1853. In the Fall of 1861 he volunteered in the 48th Indiana Regiment, Company E. In May 1862 he was honorably discharged, on certificate of disability. His funeral was attended by a large number of citizens, returned soldiers, and a band of music.
Leslie HOHENSHEL died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(77)
MRS. Leslie Hohenshel dies at Banning
Mrs Eva M. Hohenshel, 59 years old, wife of Leslie Hohenshel, died at noon thursday at her home in Banning, following an ilness of 14 weeks. She is survived by her husband and two daughters: Mrs Gertrude Berry of Washington, R. F. D. and Miss Lottie Bell Hohenshel at home. Walter Curran of Wick Haven is a brother and Mrs Lawrence Weaver of Banning and Mrs Richard Rhodes of Smithton are sisters. Frank Curran of Connellsville is a half brother and Mrs Joseph Pickstone of Wick Haven a half sister.
The Funeral Service will be held at 2:O'clock on Friday afternoon at the Banning Methodist Episcopal Church. Interment will be in West Newton Cemetery in charge of Funeral Directors Ira Blair and Son.
Daily Courier. April 1, 1931
Frank E. Holbert
Frank E. Holbert, age 83, was born in Masontown, Pa. As the last living member of his family, Frank was the son of Opal and John Holbert. Frank resided in Oliphant Furnace where he passed onto the Lord early Friday morning September 14, 2012 with his loving family by his side. He is survived by his loving and caring wife of sixty years, Gilda M. Holbert (Mori), and their four children: Keith A. Holbert and wife Diane, Kirk M. Holbert and wife Georgia, Kebin E. Holbert and wife Anne Marie, Kathleen (Kathy) F. Conroy and husband John (Jack). Frank is survived by his grandchildren Billikeith A. Holbert and wife Tonya, Gilda Renea Yanowsky and husband Jamie, Butch Brown and wife Ann, Jessica Gaskill and husband Dawayne, Jason K. Holbert and wife Dorothy, Chelsey M. Holbert, JJ W. Holbert, Teresa M. Michaels and husband Ricky, Amanda D. Conroy and fiancé Mike Carr, and Kahla M. Yauger and husband Justin; his great grandchildren Brandon, Codie, Austin, Daylen, Jacy, Nicole, Aaron, Brittany, Dakota, Bailey, Logan, Camdyn, Ruth Ann, John, Howard, Edward, Joshua, and Brittany; and great- great grandchild Elijah. Frank’s two loving sisters-in-law, Louise Kussart and Barb Hill, are also keeping Frank in their thoughts and prayers. Frank was a member of Brownfield United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 0945, and the Hutchinson Sportsmen’s Club. Frank was proud of the fact that he was a retired carpenter and an Army Veteran who served during the Korean War. To his family and friends, Frank will always be known as an avid hunter and fisherman. Frank’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Jamie, Wally, Elsie, and staff from Albert Gallatin Amerdisys Hospice in Uniontown. Friends will be received at the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME in Fairchance, Pennsylvania on Monday, September 17, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send all donations in Frank Holbert’s name to either the Brownfield United Methodist Church, Brownfield Road, Brownfield, PA 15416 or to the American Cancer Society, 140 North Beeson Boulevard, Uniontown, PA 15401.
On Friday morning, the 30th ult., Mr. JOSEPH HOLBERT, of this place, aged 30 years. The deceased was a worthy member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and was buried with the honors of that fraternity.
HOLDA, ADAM— Age 79 years, of 359 Dewey Avenue, Nemacolin, Pa., died suddenly of a heart attack at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 1968, at Carmichaels Clinic. He was born December 12, 1885 in Czechoslovakia. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna (Lukas) Holda in March 1954. He was a retired miner from Buckeye Coal Company in Nemacolin, a member of Our Lady of Consolation R. C. Church, a member of Local 2630 MWA and a member of the Greene County Citizens Club. Surviving are the following children: Joe of Nemacolin, Andrew D. of Carmichaels, R. D., Pete of Florida, Thomas M. Silver Spring, Maryland, two daughters: Mrs. Paul (Mary) DuPay and Mrs. Joe (Katherine) Torjan, both of Cleveland, Ohio; Fourteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. A son John died in 1952. Friends will be received at the Paul Lesako Funeral Home after 6:30 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 1968, when a short prayer service will be held, followed by Requiem High Mass at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Consolation R. C. Church at Nemacolin with Rev. Fr. Francis Nazimek as celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Crucible.
Ross W. Holderbaum, 65, of White Valley and a native of Jacktown, Pa., died Thursday. He is survived by his wife, Betty Smith Holderbaum, and two brothers, William K. Holderbaum of Irwin and Bruce M. Holderbaum of Belle Vernon. Friends will be received at the Edwin N. Wolfe Funeral Home, 5701 Lincoln Ave., Export, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 10:30 a.m.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—– August 31, 1929
Died—– June, 1995
MOUNT PLEASANT, Sept. 27,— Word was received here Thursday of the death of Miss Ivy Holdsworth, 18 years old, of Punxsutawney, following a lingering illness. Death occurred Thursday morning. She was a daughter of Mrs. Alice Holdsworth, widow of James Holdsworth, formerly of Mount Pleasant. The father’s death occurred 18 months ago. Miss Ivy was a member of the Lutheran Church. She graduated from the Punxsutawney High School with the class of 1924, in which she was an honor student. In addition to her mother she is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Clinton, Billy, Irene, Margaret and Laura Jean, all of Punxsutawney.
Harry E. HOLEMAN died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Harry E. Holeman, aged 68, died at 4:30 a.m., Friday, February 20, at his residence, 228 South Pacific avenue, Pittsburgh. Death was due to pneumonia.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Roxilena Cooper Holeman, a sister of the late Allen F. Cooper of Uniontown, one daughter, Mrs. Grace Watson and one son, Justice, both of Pittsburgh. His mother, Mrs. Sarah Holeman, at the age of 91, also survives, together with eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday at the late residence. Burial will be in Allegheny Memorial Park.
News Standard - February 21, 1931)
Benjamin F. "Ben" Holland Jr., 73, of Uniontown, Pa., died Sunday, May 30, 2004, in Uniontown Hospital. Preceding him in death were his parents, Benjamin F. Holland Sr., and Elizabeth Cole Holland. He was a member of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts (two tours), and retired after 22 and one-half years of service. He was a member of the North Union VFW Post 8543 and of the Methodist faith. Survivors include his wife, Loretta McClain Holland; the following children, Benjamin F. Holland III of Dunbar, William Holland of Oklahoma, Kenneth Holland of Louisiana, Deborah Fuller and husband, Dwayne of Alabama, Francine Bierer and husband, Joseph Jr., of State of California, James Gallagher Jr., and wife, Cindy of Mount Pleasant, John Gallagher and wife Holly, Roger DeWitt and wife, Christy and Lori DeWitt, all of Connellsville; the following brothers and sisters, Ruth Hair and husband, Harold of Dunbar, Catherine Holland of Mount Braddock, Barbara Merro and husband, Vince of Ohio, Ferne Rush and husband, Carl of West Virginia, Robert Holland and wife, Judy of Dunbar, Janet Norris and husband, Carl of Mount Braddock, James Holland and wife, Ann of Ohio, Alice Conn and husband, Robert of Ohio, Harry Holland of Dunbar, and Maryann Fenillo and husband, Frank of Ohio; 14 grandchildren; one great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; his previous wife, Mary Jo Dodrill Holland; brothers, Harold and Earl Holland; and six grandchildren. Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, Pa., on Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m., and on Thursday until 11 a.m., the hour of the service, in the funeral home, with the Rev. Jeffrey Popson officiating. Interment will be in Zaring Matthews Cemetery, Mt. Independence. Military Rites will be accorded at the graveside by the North Union VFW Post 8543 and Uniontown American Legion Post 51.
Bert "Weeg" Holland, Jr., 51, of Smock, Pa., passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2009, in his home. He was born November 19, 1957, in Uniontown, Pa., son of Alberta J. Robaugh Holland of Smock and the late Bert Holland, Sr. "Bert" was a member of Smock Free Methodist Church and was a retired Pre-sorter at UPS. In addition to his mother, he is survived by brothers and sisters: Donald Holland and wife, Karen of Allison II, Ellen Patch and husband, Charles of Smock, John Edward Holland of Smock, JoAnn Holland and fiancé, Robert Simon of Uniontown, and Douglas Holland and fiancée, Heather McKlveen of Uniontown. Friends will be received in DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Pa., today, April 10, 2009, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, April 11, 2009, until 10:30 a.m., the time of Service with Pastor Kenneth A. Walls officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.
Holland, Dennis— One of Wharton townships oldest and most respected citizens died Sunday morning, January 22, 1893 about 4 o'clock. Deceased was about 75 years of age and had resided near Farmington for many years. His wife and three children; Joseph, Mary and George, survive him, all being married. Death was caused by a series of strokes, the deceased being unconscious for nearly a week previous to his death. Funeral Monday, January 23rd, 1893 at 10 AM.
Holland, Earl E.
Earl E. Holland, 74, of Mount Braddock, died on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, in Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Aspinwall Division, Pittsburgh. He was born Feb. 2, 1928, in Uniontown, son of the late Benjamin F. Sr. and Elizabeth Cole Holland. He had been a laborer at the Eureka Brick Yard, veteran of World War II who served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, and was a member of North Union V.F.W. Post 8543. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Edward Holland. He is survived by these sisters and brothers: Ruth Hair and husband Harold, Dunbar, Benjamin F. Holland Jr. and wife Loretta, Uniontown, Catherine Holland, Mount Braddock, Barbara Marrero and husband Vencura, Lorain, Ohio, Fern Bush and husband Carl, Glengary, W.Va., Robert Holland and wife Judy, Dunbar, Janet Norris and husband Carl, Mount Braddock, James Holland and wife Anna Mae, Newcomerstown, Ohio, Alice Conn and husband Robert, Newcomerstown, Ohio, Harry Holland, Dunbar, and Mary Ann Fenillo and husband Frank, Elyria, Ohio; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday until 11 a.m., the hour of service with Rev. Jeffrey Popson officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded graveside by North Union VFW Post 8543 Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers contributions suggested to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.
Edward H. Holland, 28 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Holland of Uniontown, died Saturday at the home of his brother, J. B. Holland, from injuries suffered from a fall May 28 in Philadelphia, where he was employed as a carpenter. Besides his wife he is survived by four children, three sisters, including Mrs. B. A. Minerd of near Shady Grove, and one brother.
Holland, Eleanor G. 82
Eleanor G. (Gadd) Holland, 82, of Bakerstown, Richland, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, in the comfort of her home. She was born Dec. 20, 1925, in Uniontown, daughter of the late Carl and Ida (Grubbs) Gadd. Beloved wife for 64 years of Robert W. Holland, whom she married Nov. 8, 1944; loving mother of Eileen Kennon and her husband, John, of Venetia, Jean Berkeley, of Shadyside, and Anne (Rodgers) Forrest and her husband, Kirk, of Maryland; dear sister of Ruth Fike, of Gibsonia; loving grandmother of David (Dalanee) Kennon, Elizabeth Kennon and Adam and William Berkeley. She is also survived by two great- grandchildren, Senay and Christopher Kennon. Eleanor was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother who will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her family and friends. The Holland family will welcome friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, Richland, 724-443-1505. Services will be held privately by her family. Please send a personal tribute to www.schellhaasfh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Eleanor's honor to the Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooktree Road, Suite No. 320, Wexford, PA 15090.
Elizabeth Cole Holland, 90, of Mount Braddock, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at home. She was born Jan. 15, 1910, in Mount Braddock, daughter of the late Samuel and Catherine Andree Cole. She was a homemaker, a member of Fairview United Methodist Church, Moose Post 228 of Uniontown, VFW Post 47 of Uniontown, and VFW Home Post, Chicago, Ill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Holland on June 2, 1986; a son, Harold Holland; three brothers, Samuel, Harry and Charles Cole; four sisters, Rose Anna Cooke, Alice Dobis, Blanche Cole and Edith Cole; and seven grandchildren. Surviving are five sons, Earl of Mount Braddock, Robert and Harry, both of Dunbar, Benjamin of West Leisenring, and James of New Cumberland, Ohio; seven daughters, Ruth Hair of Dunbar, Janet Norris of Mount Braddock; Catherine, at home, Fern Rush of Glengary, W.Va., Barbara Marreno of Lorain, Ohio, Alice Conn of New Cumberland, Ohio, and Mary Ann Fenillo of Elyria, Ohio; four sisters, Edna Stimmel of Mercer, Pa., Roberta Franks of West Salem, Ohio, Elsie Hager of Brownsville, and Catherine Hickman of Grindstone; four grandchildren, whom she raised, Joyce, Patty, Elizabeth and Lisa; 62 grandchildren; 104 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, on Saturday from 2 to 9 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., and Monday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Jeffrey Popson officiating. Interment will be in LaFayette Memorial Park.
Word reached Uniontown last evening of the death, Tuesday morning, August 5, 1930, in New Kensington hospital, New Kensington, of Mrs. Ellen Heeter Holland, following a brief illness. She is survived by her husband, Dr. William T. Holland, formerly of Uniontown, and two children, Martha Gene and William, Jr., both at home.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Heeter Holland will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock at the Johnston Mortuary Chapel, 65 North Gallatin avenue. The funeral cortege will drive from Springdale, near New Kensington to Uniontown, where services will be conducted by Rev. E. V. Condont, pastor of the Springdale United Presbyterian Church. The body will be placed in the temporary mausoleum at Sylvan Heights.
Mrs. Emma Holland, well known resident of Mount Braddock died at her home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. She was 54 years old and was the wife of Robert Holland. Besides her husband she is survived by the following children: Robert R., Lewis G., and Francis B. of Mount Braddock, Mrs. Elizabeth Newcome of Lemont Furnace and Mrs. Margaret Adams of Uniontown, sisters and three brothers, William, James and John Hanam of Lemont Furnace and three grandchildren also survive. She was a member of the Percy Methodist Protestant Church. The funeral service will be held at the home, Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock followed by services at the Percy Methodist Protestant Church. Interment will be made in the church cemetery.
Gwendolyn O. (Harford) Holland, 83, of New Castle, Pa., and formerly of Uniontown passed away Monday, May 11, 2009 in Golden Hill Nursing Home, New Castle. She was born July 1, 1925, daughter of the late Matilda Jane Cramer Holland. In addition to her mother she is predeceased by her husband, Robert Willis Holland in 1977. Surviving are six children: Wilbert Holland and wife, Ila of New Florence, Pa., Cynthia Mazzarina and husband, Charles, William Holland and wife, Jean, Georgianna Troutman and husband, William, Agnes Freshcorn and husband, William all of New Castle and Terri Cartagena and husband, D.C. of Florida; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grand- children; one sister, Mae Wise of McClellandtown. Gwendolyn was a member of the Salvation Army and enjoyed bowling and bingo. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood on Wednesday from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Paul Parsons officiating. Interment will follow in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown, Pa.
Leonard Sapper Holland, 53, Clarksburg, W. Va., a former well- known resident of Uniontown, died at 10:40 p.m., Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Glenn Powell, Weston, W. Va., following a lingering illness. He was born March 23, 1886, a son of the late John and Mary Frety Holland. On September 26, 1906, he was married to Margaret Pearl Wingrove, who preceded him in death 19 days ago. Surviving are four children, Mrs. Mary C. Haines, Uniontown; Mrs. Powell; Arietta, at home; Leonard George, Clarksburg, and one granddaughter, Marjorie Jo Powell. He also leaves a brother, Jasper T. Holland, Uniontown, and two sisters, Mrs. Boyd Anderson, Clarksburg, and Mrs. L. M. Johnston, Cleveland, O. He was a member of the First Methodist Protestant church of Uniontown, the Modern Woodmen, and the Junior Order United American Mechanics. Funeral rites will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Clarksburg and the body will be removed to Park Place cemetery, Uniontown, where burial will be at 3 p.m. Friends may view the body at the grave. Rev. Frank Shaffer, of Clarksburg, will officiate.
Mrs. Margaret Pearl Holland, 50, wife of Leonard S. Holland, died at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, in her home at Clarksburg, W. Va. Mrs. Holland was a former Uniontown resident. Surviving in addition to her husband are four children, Mrs. Mary Katherine Haines, Uniontown; Mrs. Ella Margaret Powell, Weston, W. Va.; Arietta and Leonard George, at home; and one grandchild, Marjorie Jo Powell, Weston. Her mother, Mrs. Sarah M. Bosley, of Uniontown and one brother, George Wingrove, of Greensboro, also survive. Mrs. Holland was preceded in death by her father, Samuel C. Wingrove. Mrs. Holland was a member of the First Methodist Protestant church, Uniontown, and the Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Short services will be held in Clarksburg, Saturday at 2:30 p.m. On Sunday the body will be brought to Uniontown where additional services will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the house of Mrs. Holland's mother. Rev. E. S. Hawkins of the M. P. church, Washington, Pa., will officiate. Burial will be in Park Place Cemetery.
Notes from contributor:
Born—– Born 23 July 1888 Dawson Fayette Co,Pa
Margaret V. Cook Holland, age 95, of Passavant Retirement Center in Zelienople, Pa., and formerly of Bellevue, Pa., Ross Township, Pa., and Uniontown, Pa., went peacefully home to be with her Lord on Friday, February 18, 2005, from Passavant Retirement Center. She was born on November 22, 1909, in Uniontown, Pa., the daughter of John D. Cook and Emma (Frankhouser) Cook. Margaret was a member of the nursing staff at the Eastern Star Home in Ross Township, Pa., for many years. She was active as a volunteer in Suburban General Hospital and assisted with many activities at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. She was also active as a volunteer in the 4-H Clubs in Fayette County, Pa., Menallen Grange, Order of The Easter Star, and the activities of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Uniontown. During the past 16 years at Passavant Retirement Center, she was a volunteer assisting in Wittenburg Place, the nursing units, the reception desk and the library. Preceding her in death was her beloved husband, H. Earl Holland in 1973, her parents, her brothers, Wilbur, Joseph and Earl, and her sisters, Katherine and Helen. Surviving are: her daughter, Virginia (Holland) Frazer of Hudson, Ohio; one granddaughter, Danielle Lynn Burrows and her husband, Robert Karl Burrows, of Brimfield, Ohio; two grandsons: Matthew Earl Frazer of Portland, Oregon, and Bryan Frazer of Powell, Ohio; two great grandchildren: Amber Maree Burrows and Robert Karl Burrows Jr. ("R. J.") of Brimfield, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews. Friends and Family are invited to attend a Memorial Service in SEAMAN LUTHERAN CHURCH IN PASSAVANT RETIREMENT CENTER, 401 South Main Street, Zelienople, Pa., on Monday, February 21, 2005, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Wilfred Goetze officiating. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery in Uniontown, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to Passavant Retirement Center, 401 South Main Street, Zelienople, PA 16063. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the J. HARRY JOHNSTON FUNERAL HOME, 65 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Mary M. Holland, widow of John W. Holland, died Thursday morning at 5:40 at the home of her son, Jasper T. Holland, 71 Collins avenue. Death was due to a complication of diseases following a prolonged illness. Mrs. Holland was 74 years, nine months and 24 days old. Mrs. Holland was survived by the following children: Jaster T., Leonard F. Holland of Clarksburg, W. Va.; Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson, of Akron, O.; and Mrs. Grace Johnston, of Cleveland, O. Three children, Mrs. Minnie Blake, Frank. S. Holland and Sarah Holland are deceased. Nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews also survive. No definite date has been set for the funeral which will be held from Mrs. Holland’s late home, 66 Millview street.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Holland will be held Sunday afternoon t 2 o’clock at her home on Millview street with the Rev. W. H. McKinney officiating. Burial in Shady Hill cemetery.
At her residence in Uniontown, Pa., July 16th, 1865, Mrs.
Rebecca Holland, in the 69th year of her age.
“Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep, From which non ever wake to weep; A calm and undisturbed repose, Unbroken by the last of Foes.”
Holland, Robert Emery "Pap"
Greensburg, Formerly of Lemont Furnace
Robert Emery "Pap" Holland, 88, of Greensburg, formerly of Lemont Furnace, died Monday, March 18, 2002, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Aug. 23, 1913, in Dawson. Preceding him in death were his parents, Edward Holland and Bessie Pauline Heffelfinger Holland, and his wife, Martha Little Holland. Surviving are seven children, Hope Rockwell and her husband, James, of Greensburg, with whom Mr. Holland resided, James Holland and his wife, Vivian, of San Diego, Calif., David Holland and his wife, Zina, of Downey, Calif., Richard Holland and his wife, Kay, of Pitman, N.J., Barbara Washington and her husband, Joseph, of Detroit, Mich., Marti Luettecke and her husband, Herbert, of St. Louis, Mo., and Kim Watson and her husband, Michael, of Moreno Valley, Calif.; 17 grandchildren, one of whom, Todd Holland, he helped to raise; 18 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, James Holland and his wife, Erna, of Sun City West, Ariz., and Floyd Holland of Denver, Colo. Mr. Holland was a retired ironworker, member of Ironworkers Local #3, the Christ United Methodist Church of Uniontown, the Leland Bible Class, Fayette Lodge No. 228, F&AM of Pennsylvania and the Lodge of Perfection Valley of Uniontown. Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, today from 2 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Robert Ford officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fayette Lodge No. 228, F&AM, P.O. Box 2028, Uniontown, PA 15401. A Masonic funeral service will be held this evening at 7:30 p.m.
Mrs. Sarah Jane Holland, aged 85, daughter of John McDowell, a pioneer settler of the Dunbar vicinity, died early Thursday morning, March 16, 1939, at the home of a son, Edward Holland, in Ferguson, following an illness of a complication of diseases. Mrs. Holland was the last of her family. Her father was one of the most widely known early residents of Fayette county. Mr. Holland passed away a number of years ago.
In addition to the son, Edward she leaves three other children; Mrs. Rebecca Provance, Dunbar; Mrs. Pearl McClain, Mt. Braddock, and Mrs. Raymond Cole, Fredericktown; 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 o’clock, Sunday afternoon in the Edward Holland residence, followed by additional rites at 2:30 in the Dunbar M. P. church. Rev. William Hamilton will officiate and burial will be held at Mt. Auburn cemetery. Funeral director is J. T. Burhans, Dunbar.
Mrs. Sarah Jane Holland, 85 years old, died at 12:20 o'clock this morning at the home of her son Edward of Ferguson, of complications after a lingering illness. Surviving in addition to her son, are three daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Provance of Dunbar, Mrs. Pearl McClain of Mount Braddock, and Mrs. Ray Cole of Fredericktown. There are also 14 Grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon with a prayer at the home of her son Edward at 1 o'clock followed by service in the Dunbar Methodist Protestant Church at 2:30 o'clock with the pastor, Rev. W.S. Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.
HOLLAND, TILLIE EICHER— age 78 years, of R.D. 4 Uniontown, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Friday, May 15, 1970 at 2:55 pm. She was a member of Central Christian Church and the Rebekah Lodge of Uniontown. Her husband, Joseph Dennis Holland, preceded her in death in 1945. Surviving are two sons, Charles Franklin Holland of Akron, Ohio and Robert Willis Holland of New Castle; one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Jones of Osteen, Fla.; twelve grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. William (Emma) McKee of Uniontown R. D. Friends will be received in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St. today from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm and 7 to 9 p.m., and Monday until 3 p.m., the hour of service with Dr. Earl P. Confer, her pastor, officiating. interment will be in Chalk Hill Lutheran Cemetery.
Five are dead, four having been killed instantly, the fifth, a mother dying in the Uniontown hospital at 4:15 o’clock, the result of injuries sustained in one of the most appalling motor car accidents happening in Fayette county during the present Summer season at a right-angle intersection of roads, just immediately south of this city, yesterday afternoon at 2:05 o’clock. Five others, occupants of the same car, a Buick touring car, driven by Arthur E. Newhouse, 35, Leisenring No. 3, had escapes that were unbelievably miraculous. All five are still confined to the Uniontown hospital. They will be able to leave that institution this morning.
The dead are:
Mrs. Rachel Newhouse, 36, wife of Arthur Newhouse, 35, Leisenring No. 3, died in the hospital at 4:15 o’clock, death being due to suffocation and internal injuries, was admitted to the institution at 2:59 o’clock.
Leonard Hollandbaugh, aged 10, son of Mrs. Mame Hollandbaugh, 39, Clarksburg, Indiana county, Pa., suffocation, killed outright;
Wilbur Hollandbaugh, aged 8, brother of Leonard and son of Mrs. Hollandbaugh, suffocation, killed outright;
Edna Hollandbaugh, 6, a member of the Hollandbaugh family, suffocation, killed outright; and
Betty Jane Newhouse, aged 3, daughter of Mrs. Rachel Newhouse, suffocation, bruises of body, killed outright.
Arthur Newhouse, 35, Leisenring No. 3, shock and partial suffocation, now confined to hospital. Condition favorable to early recover.
Myrtie Hollandbaugh, 13, partial suffocation and frightful shock. In hospital. Will recover. Not internally injured. Mrs. Mame Hollandbaugh, 39, Clarkeburg, Indiana county, shock, partial suffocation. Condition good. Will be able to leave hospital this morning.
Ruth Newhouse, 6 months, uninjured. Was in arms of mother, now dead, when injured were removed from debris.
Mrs. Estelle Luther, aged 45, Downer avenue, Uniontown, employed by the P. R. R. as Crossing guard, fracture of right leg and bruises of the body. Was struck by hospital ambulance during “emergency run” when she stepped in front of machine on Fayette street. Condition good.
Autopsies were performed on the remains of the dead last night at 8 o’clock by Coroner S. H. Dabin. Mrs. Newhouse, reports showed, had come to her death through brain concussion and partial suffocation, while the four others, killed outright, had drowned in the waters of a branch of the Redstone creek, 30 feet beyond the road intersection, where the Buick car, in which all were riding, finally rested in its head-on plunge. The accident happened at 2:05 o’clock sharp at a right-angle intersection of the Dutch Hill and Country Club roads, just south of this city. Newhouse, driving the Buick touring car, was moving off the County club road at what was said to be “lively speed” when another car, a Dodge driven by A. J. Sutton, aged 70, Smithfield, and occupied by himself and his wife, moved down the Dutch Hill road, intending crossing over the current bridge at the right angle intersection
Edith Antoinette Leonelli Holliday, age 87, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away peacefully on Thursday afternoon, April 7, 2011 in the Uniontown Hospital surrounded by her loving and devoted family. She was born November 13, 1923 in Uniontown the daughter of the late Denanzio Leonelli and Philomena Sylvester Leonelli. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald Owen Holliday Sr. and her brother, Armand Leonelli. Edith was a member of St. John the Evangelist RC Church, The Jefferson Club and the Knights of Columbus. She was a 1941 graduate of the former St. John High School and was previously employed as a Court Matron for a number of years. Edith was a 'big time' Baseball Fan. She is survived by her loving children: Donald O. Holliday, Jr. and wife Linda of Jersey Shore, Pa., Thomas Scott Holliday and wife Kathy of Raleigh, North Carolina, David Keith Holliday and wife Soyna of Coalgate, Oklahoma and Lisa Dunn and husband James of Uniontown; grandchildren: Josh Holliday, Matt Holliday, Heath Holliday, Michelle Holliday, Amanda McElroy, Haley Holliday and Hillory Myers; great-grandchildren: Owen James Holliday, Jackson Holliday, Ethan Holliday, Grayson Holliday, Brady and Olivia Holliday; her sister, Margaret Rohlf of Uniontown, Pa., other relatives and many friends. Friends will be received in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., on Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 2 to 6 p.m. and Sunday April 10, 2011 from 2 to 4 p.m. Services are incomplete for Monday, April 11, 2011 and will be announced.
Mrs. Ellen, wife of Cyrus Holliday, died at 11:45 last night at her home in Morgantown, W. Va. Deceased leaves four daughters and two sons, in addition to her husband. Mrs. Eliza Harper of North Pittsburgh street and Mrs. Thomas Jeffries of Dunbar are sisters.
Hildah Ann Moore HOLLIDAY died in 1900. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(86)
Huldah Ann Holliday (Mrs. Elijah) Dunbar Twp., Daily News Standard, April 14, 1900
Mrs. Elijah Holliday
Vanderbilt, April 13, 1900 - Mrs. Huldah Ann (Moore) Holliday, wife of Elijah Holliday of Dunbar Twp., died suddenly of pnemonia and heart trouble Tuesady Night, april 10, 1900 in her 51st year. She was a daughter of Wm. R. and Nancy (Frost) Moore and was born in Redstone Twp. She is survived by husband and five daughters, all single. Funeral on Friday at 12 o'clock; internment in Vanderbilt Cemetery. One of the daughters is also sick with pnemonia.
Mrs. Josephine Harford Holliday, 78, of Revere, died at 5:10 p.m. Sunday in Uniontown Hospital. She was born Nov. 18, 1888, at Percy, a daughter of the late Samuel and Fannie Chambers Harford. She was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Surviving are four sons, including Earl of Balsinger and Harry of Lemont Furnace, R. D. 1; seven daughters, including Beatrice Franks of Searights and Emma Jacobsky and Gwendolyn Jordan of Republic; 29 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; a sister and a brother. Her husband, Clark Holliday, died in 1965.
Mrs. Alma HOLLINSHEAD died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(81)
Funeral services for Mrs. Alma Hollinshead, who died at 4:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, January 30, 1938, will be held Tuesday night at 8 o'clock in the Dearborn church, Buffalo, N. Y. Burial will be in Lewisburg cemetery where Mrs. Hollinshead's mother, Mrs. Rodenbaugh, is buried.
Standard Jan 31, '38
Christopher L. Hollis, Jr.
Baby Christopher Lee Hollis, Jr. died at birth Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at Uniontown Hospital. Surviving are his parents, Christopher Lee Jr. and Charleen Rae Burnsworth, of Connellsville; grandparents, Kelly Kent and Danny Baysinger, Mark and Theresa Hollis, all of Connellsville; great-grandparents, Milton and Ruth Hollis, of Connellsville; aunts, Danielle Kent, Allison Kent and Jessica Burnsworth, all of Connellsville; an uncle, Brandon Baysinger, of Connellsville; and several other aunts, uncles, great-aunts and great-uncles. He was predeceased by grandparents, Ernie Sr. and Roxanne Burnsworth; great-grandparents, Alice Stefl and Spurgent Kent; and a cousin, Baylie Baysinger. A graveside service will be held for family and friends at 11 a.m. Monday in Normalville Cemetery with Pastor Matthew Goldsberry officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side Connellsville, 724-628-9033.
Emily Rose Clark Tate Hollis, 87, of Uniontown, Pa., died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born April 7, 1912, in Georges Township, Pa., the daughter of the late Benjamin Clark and Mary Ellen Merideth Clark. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Tate; her second husband, John Hollis; a son, Gerald Tate; a daughter, Margaret Victor; sons- in-law, Ken McDonough and Francis DeLorenzo; a daughter-in-law, Linda Tate; sisters, Essie Clark, Viola Moats, Bessie Swaney, Edna Dillow, Stella Tate, Marie Moats and Mary Hardin; and brothers, Oliver Clark, Lloyd Clark and Edward Clark. Emily attended the New Life Free Methodist Church of Smock. Surviving are her children, Viola Tate McDonough of Collier, Pa., Elmer Tate, Rome, N.Y., Salina Tate Brant and husband, Bill, Loretta Hollis DeLorenzo, Robert Hollis and wife, Shelvia, all of Collier, Juanita Hollis Bartok and husband, Frank of Strongsville, Ohio, Linda Makepeace and husband, Ed of Perryopolis, Pa., Rose Hollis of Collier and Clara Hollis Hanzes and husband, Tom of Transfer, Pa.; a brother, Richard Clark and his wife, Annie of Smithfield, Pa.; 32 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and four great great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church St., Fairchance, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held, in the funeral home, on Friday, April 7, 2000, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Kenneth Walls and the Rev. Wayne R. Whoolery officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.
Mary HOLLIS died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Ill for several years, Mrs. Mary Hollis, 69, of Smithfield, died Wednesday morning in the Uniontown hospital. Her husband and one son, John, at home, survive.
The body was removed to the Vance mortuary in Smithfield. It will later be taken to the St. Cyril R. C. church in Fairchance, where services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock with Rev. Father Thomas Harnyak officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.
Mary E. Hollis
Formerly of Acme
Mary E. Hollis, 70, of Normalville, formerly of Acme, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born July 14, 1932, in Reagantown, Westmoreland County, a daughter of the late John and Edna Bednar Overly. Mary was a longtime resident of Acme and was a member of the Mt. Joy Church of the Brethren. She is survived by two daughters, Rose Richter and her fiancé, Rusty Cramer, of Mt. Pleasant RD2 and Kimberly Newill and her fiancé, Robert Miller, of White; a son, Lloyd Snyder and his fiancée, Theresa, of Mt. Pleasant RD5; eight grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; six brothers, John Overly of Greensburg, Frank Overly of Youngwood, Gene Overly of Kecksburg, Harry Overly of Madison, Wis., Daniel Overly of Jones Mills and James Overly of New York; three sisters, Lydia Banks of Alabama, Edna Shaffer of Tarrs and Myrtle Wingard of Connellsville; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Lloyd Snyder; her second husband, George Hollis; a son, Donald Snyder; two grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Miller. Family and friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, Sunday and Monday from 2 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Timothy Beatty officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Brown Cemetery. www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
HOLLIS, RAYMOND— Age 90 of Scottdale R.D.1. A machinist by trade, owner and proprietor of Hollis Machine Company, retiring in 1970. During WWII he was involved in wartime submarine construction. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Scottdale.
Notes from contributor:
Born–December 12, 1905, Fayette County
Died–January 16, 1996, Scottdale, Pa
Father–Edward James Hollis
Mother–Myrtle Ann Basinger Hollis
Children–Carolyn Hollis Shelkey, Katherine Hollis Evans, B. Edward Hollis
Raymond E. Hollis, 90, of Scottdale R.D. 1 died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 1996, at his home in East Huntingdon Township. He is survived by his loving family, two daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Carolyn) Shelkey of Scottdale and Mrs. Richard (Katherine) Evans of Beaver Falls; one son, B. Edward Hollis and his wife, Marjorie of Scottdale R.D. 1; six grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Mansberry Grimaldi, formerly of Connellsville and Mrs. Maizie Ellen Evans of Point Marion. Family and friends will be received in the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, today from 2 to 9 p.m., and Friday until 11 a.m., the hour of service. The family suggests memorials to the Scottdale Public Library, 235 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Pa., 15683, in memory of Raymond E. Hollis.
Shelvia Jean Bailey Hollis, 69, of Collier, Pennsylvania died Thursday, May 19, 2011, with her loving family by her side. She was born on Thursday, October 9, 1941 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Edward Bailey and Edra Chidister Bailey. Her parents and a brother, Robert Bailey, are deceased. Surviving are: her husband of 48 years, Robert J. Hollis; four children: Lana Hollis of Masontown, Pennsylvania, Robert John Hollis and his wife Jackie of McClellandtown Pennsylvania, Roberta Haines and husband Eddie of Collier and Tara Hollis and her fiancé, Robert Moser, also of McClellandtown, Pennsylvania, grandchildren: Kara, Kayla, Bobby, Liberty, Megan, Tyler, Alysha, Zach and Brock; one great granddaughter, Addisyn; a brother, Ronald Bailey and his wife Sandy of Uniontown, Pennsylvania; and her sister, Carol Frankenberry and her husband, Lee, of Uniontown. Family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pennsylvania, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday, May 23, 2011 until 11 a.m., the hour of the Service with Pastor Ken Walls officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Georges Township.
Alfred HOLLMAN died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Struck by an automobile at the corner of Second and Market streets, Fayette
City, late Saturday, Alfred Hollman, 66, Fayette City, was fatally injured
and his wife, Mrs. Hollman, 63, seriously hurt.
E. M. Bence, 33, Monessen, alleged driver of the machine, was later arrested
and will face involuntary manslaughter charges before Justice of the Peace
Guy Breakwell, of Fayette City, investigating motor police said.
Officials are looking for three occupants, two girls and a man, reportedly in the Ronco machine who????
??? Charleroi-Monessen hospital with a broken collar bone, broken right arm, severe cuts of the head and a fractured rib which punctured a lung. He died early Sunday morning.
Mrs. Hollman sustained four fractured ribs and severe shock.
Both were administered treatment by Dr. B. L. Triezer before taken to the hospital.
One of the girls and the man were reportedly riding in the rumble seat of the Bence machine. Bence is understood to be married.
(a portion of the obit is missing)
(Standard - May 9, 1938)
HOLLOWOOD, MRS. ELIZA, 77, 300 National Pike, East Brownsville, died April 4, 1977 in her home. She was born Nov. 7, 1899, in Brownsville, the daughter of the late George and Ellen Hall Vickers. A member of the First Methodist Church in Brownsville. She was the former owner of the Ash Hat Shop and was formerly employed as a tower operator at Allison by the Monongahela Railway Co.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie S. Hollowood, May 18, 1974, and by three brothers, John, Arthur, and George Vickers.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Catterall and Mrs. Emma Eicker; a brother, Josheph. Burial in LaFayette.
Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, no date given
Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino <SFFoster at aol.com>
HOLLOWOOD, LESLIE, age 73, a residet of 300 National Pike, East Brownsville, died Saturday, May 18, 1974 in Brownsville Geneal Hospital. He was born 11 Jan 1901, at West Brownsville, a son of the late Elijah and Gertrude Glover Hollowood. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Brownsville, and was a retired machinist for Hillman Barge Company.
Surviving are his wife, Eliza Vickers Hollowood, one sister, Mrs. Eleanor Wilson and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the Homer Crawford Funeral Home, 126 Front Street, Brownsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 1 p.m., the hour of service, with Rev. Lloyd W. Kelso officiating. Internment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park.
Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 20, 1974, page 29, column 7
Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino <SFFoster at aol.com>
HOLLY— Saturday, 27th inst., Maggie, little daughter of Mr. J. H. Holly, of Bridgeport, Pa.
Roxolena Cooper HOLMAN died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Mrs. Roxolena Cooper Holman, widow of Harry E. Holman, who died four years ago last February died at her home, 228 South Pacific avenue, Pittsburgh, Thursday night, April 22, 1937, at 3:15 o'clock of a heart attack, which she suffered about 15 minutes before her death.
She was born in Franklin township, April 10, 1865, the daughter of Joel and Elizabeth Jane Cooper. She was 72 years of age at her death. She was a sister of David ?, Allen F., Frank L., and Isaac L. Cooper who preceded her in death. Two children, Mrs. Grace Orm?nd and Justice M. Holman of Pittsburgh, seven grandchildren and five sisters, Mrs. F. L. Townsend and Mrs. William Merhir? Of Flatwoods ???
...the home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Allegheny Memorial cemetery, Pittsburgh.
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(Herald - April 24, 1937)
C. B. "Ted" Holmes, age 70, of Uniontown, Pa., and formerly of Bethel Park, Pa., and Perryopolis, Pa., died peacefully at home on Saturday, May 28, 2005. He was born November 16, 1934, in Hazelwood (Pittsburgh), Pa., son of the now late Gaynell (Hamilton) Holmes and Arthur W. Holmes Sr. "Ted" had worked as an Elevator Mechanic for Otis Elevator. He was the beloved husband of Ruth Pastore Holmes and the late Nancy Miller Holmes; loving father of Kimberly Janda and Suzanne Holmes; grandfather of Dylan and MacKenzie; brother of Arthur W. Holmes Jr. (and his wife Willa Mae), Helen Getty and the late Viola Holmes Schwartz and Elvessa Holmes Varney; also nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He will be sadly missed by stepchildren: Ramon Pastore (and Connie) and Gregory Pastore; and step grandchildren: Christa, Melanie, Derek and Adam; and step great granddaughter, Brooke; and all the members of the Miller family and his many friends. "Ted" was loved and loved in return! Visitation will be held at the DAVID J. HENNEY FUNERAL HOME, 6364 Library Road (Route 88), South Park, PA 15129 (412-835-0616) today (Tuesday, May 31) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, June 1, at 11 a.m. Visitation was also held Memorial Day from 7 to 9 p.m.
Frances A. High Holmes, 87, of Dunbar R.D. 2, died Wednesday, December 4, 1996, in Highland Hospital, Connellsville. She was born July 31, 1909, the daughter of the late Joseph and Ida Mae High. Mrs. Holmes was a homemaker and of the Protestant faith. Surviving are her son, David Holmes and his wife Ruth Ann of Dunbar R.D.; two sisters, Freda Weiher and Stella Welkner, both of Pittsburgh, PA.; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Holmes in November 1976; a sister, Myrtle Crothers; and brothers, Alfred, Edward, and Bud High. Friends will be received at Burhans-Criuse Funeral Home in Dunbar. Interment in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.
Death notice for John Holmes appeared in the Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, April 17, 1890, page 1, column 8. Complete text is not currently available.
William H. HOLMES died in 1893. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)
HOLMES, WILIAM H.
William E. Holmes, 77 of Dunbar, died Saturday evening November 13, 1976, at Connellsville State Hospital. He was born June 29, 1899, in New York City, a son of the late Harry and Annie Walker Holmes. He was a member of the Woodmen of America. He is survived by his wife, Frances A. Holmes of Dunbar; one son, David H. Holmes of Dunbar, R. D. 2; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, C. D. Holmes of Penn Hills, and three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Hoehn of Rocky River, Ohio, Mrs. Jennie Crawford of Georgia and Mrs. Emily Gilson of Homestead.
John HOLP died in 1932. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
John Holp, 53, died at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, March 19, 1937, in Uniontown hospital following a serious operation. A native of Czechoslovakia, Mr. Holp at the time of his death was employed as a miner and resided at House 280, Lemont Furnace.
Surviving are his widow, Mary Holp, and the following children: James, Uniontown; Michael, at home; Mrs. Veronica Husek, Colonial No. 3; Julia and Helen Holp, at home; a brother, Paul Holp of Lemont Furnace, and a brother and two sisters residing in Czechoslovakia.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
R. G. Holsing, employed in Pittsburgh, was called home Tuesday night by the death of his mother, Mrs. Belle Bryson Holsing. A heart attack following a chronic illness, resulted in Mrs. Holsing’s death and she was found by a son as he returned home from work in the evening.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Newborough called last night at the Holsing home in Dunbar. Mrs. Newborough is a niece of the late Mrs. Belle Holsing, who died suddenly at her home Tuesday night from complications incident to her years.
Funeral services are being held at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the family home in Dunbar for Mrs. Annabelle Bryson Holsing who died suddenly Tuesday afternoon of a heart attack at her home. Mrs. Holsing, who lived in Dunbar the greater part of her life, is survived by the following children: Andrew B. Holsing, Raymond G. Holsing, and Clyde S. Holsing, all of Dunbar and John Edgar Holsing, of Sewickley. There are also five grandchildren. Mrs. Holsing was the daughter of Andrew J. and Charlotte Laughery Bryson. She was the last member of the Andrew J. Bryson family.
Final tribute was paid to the memory of Mrs. Annabelle Holsing on Friday afternoon at her late home on Bryson Hill, with the Rev. Fred Bonnet of the Methodist Episcopal church officiating. The church choir, with Mrs. Edison Strong at the piano sang two selections, “Lead Kindly Light” and “There Is No Light There.” Pall bearers were Chalmer Bryson of Pittsburgh, John Bryson of Uniontown, Robert Gaddis of Clyde, Blair Gaddis of Uniontown, and Warne Gaddis and William Martin of Dunbar. Interment took place in Mt. Auburn cemetery. Mrs. Holsing, who died suddenly at her home on Tuesday afternoon at the age of 73 years, was a life-long resident of this place and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for many years. She was the last member of the original Bryson family and the widow of William Holsing who died a number of years ago. She is survived by four sons and five grandchildren. The funeral services were largely attended with many relatives and friends attending from out of town.
HOLSINGER, Katherine Rebecca "Becky", 81, Quemahoming Towers, Windber, formerly of Richland, died October 10, 1993, in the Windber Hospital. She was born August 10, 1912, in Windber, daughter of Andrew and Louise Lilly McDowell. Preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Margaret Davis and Ruth Lynch; brothers, Francis, James, John and Clyde. She is survived by her husband, Clifford; son, Francis McDowell, married to the former Raeleen Barnett, Richland; and step-children; Eloise, wife of Rev. Richard Mills, Cornwall, N.Y.; Illene, wife of Ronald Smith, Spring Grove, Pa.; Kathleen, wife of Robert Fabish, Goshen, N.Y. and Merle J., married to the former Jane Cahall, Hagerstown, Md. Also 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Sister of Helen White, Windber, Madeline Dolsky, New Cumberland; Lydia Boxler, Windber; and Louise Ryan, Valrico, Fla. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Member of Holy Child Catholic Church, Windber, Quemahoning Towers Club; Cambria County Fireman's Association Ladies Auxiliary. Member and active Volunteer with Windber Senior Citizens; Life Member of Geistown Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Child Church, the Rev. Charles Leonadrdis, celebrant. Interment, Richland Cemetery. Friends received from 2-4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Harris Funeral Home, Scalp Avenue, Richland, where wake services will be held Tuesday. Family suggests donations to Holy Child Church in memory of Mrs. Holsinger.
Information taken from the obituary published in the local newspaper, as recorded in the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library.
Bridget Zuchelkowski Holt
Age 88 of Uniontown, a member of St. Joseph's R. C. Church.
Born–November 7, 1908, in Dixon City Pa.
Died–October 13, 1997, Uniontown
Mother–Anna Poznaka Zuchelkowski
Spouse–Frank T. Holt
Children–Frank J., Eleanor Holt Morgan, Daniel Holt
Charles C. Holt, 86, of Ohiopyle, died at his home at 8:15 p.m. Sunday after a lengthy illness. He was born July 26, 1885, at Beaver Creek, Fayette County, a son of the late John W. and Kissiah McCain Holt. He was life-long resident of the Ohiopyle area. A retired Ohiopyle merchant, he had been in business there for more than 60 years. He had been associated with his parents in the Holt's Store. In 1924 he founded Holt's Department Store, in which he was associated with his son, William J. Holt. Earlier he was also owner and operator of the Falls Motor Co. at Ohiopyle. He was a charter member of the Ohiopyle Vol. Fire Dept. and a member of the Ohiopyle United Methodist Church. He is survived by one son, William J.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Amy McClain Holt, on Nov. 12, 1965; two sisters, Mrs. Ann Stark and Mrs. Ida Collins and four brothers, Harry, John, William and Robert.
Information taken from the obituary published in the local newspaper, as recorded in the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library.
David Richard Holt, Sr.
Age 34 of Haydentown Road, Smithfield. He was a carpenter by trade and
a member of the mill workers union.
Born–June 19, 1948, Upper Middletown, PA.
Died–May 13, 1983, University Hospital, Morgantown, WV.
Father–Lawrence Holt, Jr.
Mother–Ruth Newman Holt
Spouse–Linda Ruth (Listen) Holt
Children–Richard David Holt, Jr., James A Holt, Lawrence Dwayne Holt, Tim B. Holt (infant)
HOLT, EDGAR RUSSELL— Age 73 years of Ohiopyle, died Monday, April 28, 1963, in the Connellsville State Hospital. He was born May 23, 1895 in Ohiopyle, the son of Harry and Alice Stark Holt. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Glotfelty Holt; a daughter, Marjorie Jackson of Baltimore, Md.; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Welch of Wellsburg, W. Va. and Mrs. Gwendolin Waters of Ohiopyle; three brothers, John W., Thomas H., and Robert Denzel, all of Ohiopyle; a number of nieces and nephews. Mr. Holt was a veteran of World War I. Friends are being received in the Humberts Funeral Home, Confluence until Thursday at 2 p.m., the hour of service. Rev. James Shaw will officiate. Interment in Sansom Chapel Cemetery.
Information taken from the obituary published in the local newspaper, as recorded in the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library.
Edna Abbott Holt
Age 83 of Vesta 6 Hill. A member of New Life Free Methodist Church in Smock.
Born–March 9, 1912, Flatwoods
Died–July 24, 1995, Brownsville
Mother–Kathleen O'Connor Abbott
Spouse–William Holt, died August 8, 1969 in Brownsville
Children–William J. Holt, Shirley Holt Hartsock
Siblings–James Abbott, Charles Abbott and Ruth Abbott Lester
Fenton Thomas Holt Sr.
Fenton Thomas Holt Sr., 76, passed away peacefully at his home in Cayuta, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 20, 2003. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Patricia Holt; his mother, Hazel Sisley of Dawson; a daughter, Patricia True and her husband, Rick of Piru, Calif.; a son, Fenton Holt Jr. and his wife, Sherry; a sister, Alice Keffer and her husband, Don of Dawson; a brother, Donald Earl Holt and his wife, Doris of Florida; stepsons, George Sisley of Cayuta, N.Y., John Ramage of Flagstaff, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Fenton was a former employee of Anchor Hocking, South Connellsville. He retired from Thatcher Glass of Cayuta, N.Y. He loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He was a lifetime fixer of everything and will be greatly missed by his loving family. At his request there will be no viewing. There will be a private service. Kalec Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Gwendolyn King Piern Holt, 91, of Connellsville, died Sunday, March 21, 2004, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Nov. 30, 1912, in Masontown, a daughter of the late Arthur B. King and Retta Bierer King. Gwen, a lifelong resident of Connellsville, was a member of Central Fellowship Church and a graduate of Connellsville High School Class of 1931. She was a self- employed entrepreneur who operated various local businesses over the years including: Dari Island and a local newstand. Prior to retirement, she along with her late husband, Alva C. Piern, owned and operated the former Willard Hotel in Connellsville for many years. She was also a former girl scout leader adn was active in politics serving as a former Republican Committee woman. She is survived by her daughter, Gwen (Sis) Clarke and husband Jim of Connellsville; her son, C.A. (Cap) Piern and wife Jan of Finksburg, Md.; four grandchildren, Cara L. Brooks and husband, the Rev. Thomas Brooks Jr. of Connellsville, Kim Piern of Finksburg, Md., Brad Piern of Timonium, Md, and Brian Piern and wife Monica of LaPlata, Md., two great-grandsons, Zachary T. Piern of LaPlata, Md., Thomas E. Brooks III of Connellsville; three sisters, Katherine (Betty) Williams of Connellsville, Janet Shepp and husband Joe of Proctorville, Ohio and Dorothy Carter of Huntingdon, W. Va. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Alva C. Piern (1976), her second husband, John Holt (1997); two brothers, Charles and Harold King; and two sisters, Pearl Walters and Clara Mason. Friends will be received Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Ray Keefer officiating. Interment will follow in St. Rita’s Cemetery, Connellsville
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grady Robert Holt of Dawson died Sunday night at Connellsville State General Hospital. Also surviving are a brother and two sisters; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Franks of Dawson, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Robert K Holt, of Brownsville. A graveside prayer service was held this morning at Cochran Cemetery, with the Rev. Kent Lighthall officiating, under direction of the Landymore funeral home of Dawson.
John Thomas Holt, 84, of Connellsville died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He is survived by his second wife, Gwen Piern Holt; three children: John T. Holt Jr. of Vanderbilt, Mary L. Holt James and her husband, David, of Dunbar, and Ronald J. Holt of Connellsville; three grandchildren; and a sister, Martha Holt Piper of West Newton. Friends will be received at the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home Inc., 418 North Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 11, until 10:30 a.m.
A 14-year-old boy who died in a two-vehicle accident in Franklin Township, Fayette County, Pa., Saturday afternoon has been identified. Fayette County Coroner Dr. Phillip E. Reilly identified the boy Sunday as being Josh Holt, of 152 Foster Ave., Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. Reilly said Holt sustained blunt force trauma to the head, face, upper chest and lower left side of his body and was pronounced dead at Uniontown Hospital at 5:41 p.m. The accident, according to state police, occurred at the intersection of Route 51 and Tippecanoe Road. Police said vehicles driven by Correy Isaac, 35, of Brownsville and Anthony Pesuti, Jr., 40, of Uniontown crashed at 4:20 p.m., smashing the right front passenger side of Isaac's vehicle and causing Pesuti's vehicle to roll.
Holt and two other juveniles, a 5-year-old and a 12-year-old, were passengers in Isaac's vehicle, police said. Isaac and both children sustained moderate injuries and were flown to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital and Children's Hospital respectively, according to police. Police said Pesuti sustained moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Uniontown Hospital. Kathleen Pesuti, 37, of Uniontown also sustained moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Uniontown Hospital, police said. An 11-month-old child and a 3-year- old child, both also passenger's in Pesuti's vehicle, were treated for minor to moderate injuries at Uniontown Hospital, police said.
Reilly said Holt was taken to Uniontown Hospital, where the medical staff gave him multiple blood transfusions, and unsuccessfully tried to resuscitate him. Holt was allegedly in the back seat of Isaac's vehicle and was believed to not have been wearing a seatbelt, Reilly said. Reilly said the probable cause of Holt's death was blood loss and blunt force trauma, noting that the boy sustained several lacerations to the scalp and face, rib fractures, lung contusions, and fractured bones in his left leg. A spokesperson for Fayette County 911 said nine ambulances and three medical helicopters were on scene. Smock and Perry volunteer fire departments assisted as did Flatwoods and DL&V. State police in Belle Vernon are investigating the accident. Neither the medical condition for Isaac nor the two children in his vehicle was available Sunday. A spokeswoman for Uniontown Hospital said she could not release any information in regards to Pesuti and the occupants of his vehicle. No further information was available.
Joshua C. Holt, 14, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 3, 2007. He was born August 26, 1992, the son of Kelley (Kake) Holt and Christopher King, of Virginia. He is survived by his parents; step-father, Carey Isaac, of Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa.; brother, Travis; sister, Mayce, of Uniontown, Pa.; grandmother, Dolores Allen, of Uniontown, Pa.; grandfather, Vaughan Weston, of Uniontown, Pa.; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, February 7, 2007, at SAINT PAUL'S AME CHURCH, in Uniontown, Pa., from 5 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2007, at 11 a.m., with Apostle Alfred Thompson, Jr., officiating. Interment will be in Thomas Cemetery, in Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Muriel E. Lantz Funeral Home, Uniontown, Pa.
Lawrence Dewayne "Tiny" Holt, II, age 61 years, of Main Street, Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Thursday, November 2, 2006, at his home. He was born on March 29, 1945, in Uppermiddletown, Fayette County, Pa., the son of Lawrence Holt, Sr., of Smithfield, Pa., and the now late Ruth Lorraine Newman Holt. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell and David, and a nephew, Tim. He is survived by his dear friend, Gale Wilkinson, of Smithfield; his father, Lawrence Holt, Sr., of Smithfield, Pa.; brother and sisters: Earl and his wife, Frances, of Jumonville (Uniontown), Fayette County, Pa., Cindy Newman and her husband, Robert, of Smithfield, Pa., Barbara Nine, also of Smithfield, Pa., and Pam and her husband, Tim Ford, of Florida; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends in the JOHN F. BROWNFIELD FUNERAL HOME OF SMITHFIELD, Pa., on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced.
Linda Ruth Holt, 46, of Smithfield, Pa., passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, in Morgantown, W.Va. She was born in Uniontown, Pa., on Aug. 1, 1954. Preceding her in death were her husband, David, in 1983; and an infant son, Tim. She is survived by her father, William Liston of Ohio; three sons, David Holt and his fiancée, Sherry of Fairchance, Jim Holt and his wife, Amy of Smithfield, and Lawrence Holt of Smithfield; four grandchildren; her mother and father-in-law, Ruth and Lawrence Holt of Smithfield, with whom she made her home; a sister, Nancy Casteel of Little Brownfield, Pa.; a brother, Bobby Liston of the state of Florida; and several aunts and uncles. The family will receive friends in the JOHN F. BROWNFIELD FUNERAL HOME OF SMITHFIELD, today from 7 to 9 p.m., on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, June 2, until 11 a.m., when services will be conducted, with the Rev. Jay Hurley officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance.
Robert C. Holt, 85, of Ohiopyle, who owned a store in Ohiopyle for many years, died Friday in Connellsville State General Hospital. He was born Sept. 26, 1878, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late John W. and Ekiaz McKain Holt. He was a member of the Ohiopyle Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Frances Robertson Holt; a daughter, Mrs. Jean Winslow of Meadville; a grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Ida Collins of San Marino, Calif., and a brother, Charles of Ohiopyle. The body is at the Humbert funeral home, Confluence, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. William Carraway officiating. Interment will be in Samson Chapel Cemetery.
Thomas HOLT died in 1879. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(29)
The Keystone Courier
August 8, 1879
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HOLT.-On Saturday, the 2nd inst., Thomas Holt, Sr., age 58. Liver disease.
Thomas Clair Holt, aged one week, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Holt, died at the home in East Main street Tuesday morning. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Jean and Janet. Funeral services will be held in Lantz undertaking parlor in East Main street this afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Clearview cemetery.
Mary Beth Holtzer, 44, formerly of Scottdale and Youngwood, died Monday in Newport News, Va. Surviving are her parents, Arthur of Vincenttown, N.J., and Jeannine Smith Irvin Earley of Greensburg; her husband, Robert W. Holtzer; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Yvonne) Swierkosz of Greensburg and Alice Holtzer, at home; three grandchildren; a brother, Arthur Irvin Jr. of Vincenttown, N.J., and a sister, Jeannie Ferrante of Williamstown, N.J. Friends will be received at the C. Richard McCauley Funeral Home Inc., Youngwood, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Friday.
A terrific explosion rocked the Liberty Powder plant at Mount Braddock late this morning and it is believed that four men were killed. Listed as dead were: Leonard McGee, of Morrell; John Holup, High St., Dunbar. Two other employes of the plant were reported missing after the blast: Lenn R. Burns, of 386 N. Gallatin Ave., Uniontown; Robert Trimbath, of Dunbar. At least three other men were injured in the explosion. Taken to Uniontown Hospital were John Morris, of Uniontown, R.D. 1, with lacerations of the eyes, and Dave Caffey, of Footedale, suffering from shock. Neither was believed in serious condition. A third man walked from the plant shortly after the blast with a small bandage on his forehead, after apparently having received first aid treatment. W. C. Crosby, manager of the plant, said that the blast occurred at 10:30 a.m. in the gelatin pack house. The building, approximately 30 by 30 feet in size, was destroyed but there was no widespread fire. Mr. Crosby said that the cause of the explosion was undetermined. Several other small buildings at the plants – they are scattered at some distance from each other for safety purposed – were damaged. The earth-shaking roar of the explosion was heard for miles. It shook houses in Uniontown, and was heard as far away as Edenborn and Brownsville. Windows in houses and buildings at Mount Braddock were smashed, including at least one incident at the nearby Eureka Fire Brick Works. Windows were broken in Connellsville, some five miles away. A mass of smoke rose into the sky after the building collapsed in the blast. Observers in Uniontown and Hopwood reported seeing it spiraling into the air from the explosion scene. Within minutes after the explosion a huge crowd converged on the scene. Roads leading into Mount Braddock were almost blocked by cars and thousands stood outside the plant. Pressed close to the heavy wire gate at the entrance – the gate was kept closed – were wives and other relatives of workers at the plant. They stood outside waiting form some word as to friends and loved ones, and at intervals asked at the gate questions like, “Do you know if so-and-so was there?” or “My son works in the plant – have you heard…..?” Plant officials gave no official notification of the dead and missing until all details could be learned, and until after the families of those killed could be told of the tragedy. Several workers left the plant shortly after the explosion occurred. Some were visibly shaken – one of them, Sam Lafisca, clapsed his baby in his arms as the infant was handed to him. The man who had the bandage on his forehead was led from the plant by a son. He mumbled only, “The jelly pack house went up.” Uniontown Fire Chief J. A. Matheny, who is the county fire marshal, set up a radio- equipped “disaster headquarters” in his car outside the plant gate. Fire departments from all over the county called to see if help was needed. The Uniontown firemen’s ambulance arrived at 11:10 to take the injured to the hospital. Deputy Coroner Todd Burhans, of Dunbar, drove into the plant at 1l:40. State Police reinforcements were rushed to the scene to unsnarl traffic and aid in controlling the crowed outside the gate. Sheriff J. H. Echard also was there, and Jess Vicini, regional director of the United Construction Workers (the union to which Liberty workers belonged) went to the plant. Liberty Powder is a division of Olin-Mathieson Chemical Corp. The plant manufactures dynamite.
Investigation continued today into the cause of yesterday morning’s terrific explosion at the Liberty Powder plant at Mount Braddock, killing four workers. Dead are: Lenn R. Burns, 42, of 386 N. Gallatin Ave., Uniontown; Robert W. Trimbath, 49, of Morrell; Leonard E. McGee, 38, of Morrell, John (Jack) Holub, 34, of High St., Dunbar. Three other workers were injured and received treatment in the emergency room of Uniontown Hospital. They were identified as John Morris, 41, of Uniontown R. D. 1, laceration of the forehead; Dave Gaffey, 27, of Footedale, shock, and Steve Bertovich, 23, of Smock, laceration of the forehead. W. C. Crobsy of Uniontown, manager of the plant, said operations will be closed indefinitely, until a complete investigation into the explosion is made. The four men were killed at 10:30 yesterday morning when an estimated 2,000 pounds of dynamite powder blew up in the gelation pack house, a frame building approximately 30 by 30 feet in size. Mr. Crosby said it has not been definitely established where the men were working when the blast went off, but that 100 men were on that particular shift, one of three at the plant. Safely regulations require that only four men be assigned to the pack house at one time. Mr. Burns had been employed there for the past seven years, and leaves his widow and two children. Mr. Trimbath had worked at the plant for 2 ½ years and leaves his widow and five children, and formerly worked in the mines, as did Leonard McGee, his brother-in-law. Mr. McGee, an ex-infantryman, had served three years and seven months overseas, seeing action in the African Campaign and Normandy invasion. He had worked at the plant for three years and is survived by his widow. The couple had no children. The Fourth victim, John Holub, was a Navy veteran and one of the most decorated servicemen in this area. He served in both the Pacific and European theaters during World War II, and is survived by his widow and a son. He had worked at the plant for nearly eight years. Debris from the blast was scattered about a wide area and a huge hole was left in the ground at the site where the building once stood. Mr. Crosby said cause of the explosion had not been determined. Although it could not be confirmed, it was believed Holub and McGee were inside the building cartridging dynamite when the blast occurred, and that Trimbath and Burns were just outside. At least three buildings near the blast scene were damaged, but Mr. Crosby indicated this morning, that over all damage to the plant in general was not great. There was no widespread fire after the explosion but numerous fire companies in the area stood by at their stations in case aid was needed. Uniontown firemen’s ambulance transported the victims to the hospital and County Fire Marshal J. A. Matheny, Uniontown fire chief, was at the scene to establish radio contact with other fire departments. Investigations of the incident was being carried out by plant officials, The Central Intelligence Agency, State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the office of the Fayette County coroner. Buildings near the blast scene, including several houses and a school, had windows shattered and plaster knocked from walls and ceilings. The shock from the blast shook homes as far away as Point Marion and Edenborn, and was felt plainly in Uniontown, Connellsville, Hopwood and other localities in the immediate area. Rescue workers were able to find little trace of the victims. A West Penn Power Co. crew was on hand immediately following the blast to cut downed wires and inactivate live wires. Hundreds of curious persons, relatives of the employes inside the plant’s gates and passing motorists cluttered the scene following the blast. State Police were sent to the scene to control the situation. Names of the dead were not released until 1 p.m., after the next of kin had been notified. First reports had said only two were killed. Later, two others were listed as missing. Streams of motorists flocked to the scene in darkness last night to see what they could view of the blast scene.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow and Friday for yesterday’s four victims of the tragic explosion at the Liberty Powder plant at Mount Braddock. The Burhans Funeral Home in Dunbar will have charge of services for the three victims from that area – Robert Trimbath of Merrell, Leonard McGee, also of Merrell, and John Holub of High St., Dunbar. Funeral services for Lenn R. Burns of 326 N. Gallatin Ave., Uniontown, will be handled by the Victor A. DeCarla Funeral Home here and will be held Friday morning. Services for Mr. Holub will be held tomorrow, while services for Mr. McGee and Mr. Trimhath will be held simultaneously Friday afternoon.
Friends of Mr. Burns will be received in the DeCarla Funeral Home after 8 o’clock tonight and held 3:15 Friday morning when short prayer services will be held followed by Requiem High Mass in St. Therese R.C. Church, with the Rev. Nicholas J. Thomas ad celebrant. Burial will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Mr. Burns is survived by his widow, Rose DeFrank Burns; two children, Ruth Ann, 12, and Lenn Jr., 8; his step-mother, Mrs. Irene Burns, of White Deer; four brothers, George, of North Umberland, Clayton, of Sunbury; Kenneth, of Williamsport, and Ben, of Lewisburg; and two sisters, Mrs. Samuel Snyder and Mrs. Charles Griffith, both of Lewisburg. Mr. Burns was born at Winfield and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the First Army and was still in the active reserves. He had been a resident of Uniontown for 13 year and served at president of Whyel PTA.
Surviving Robert Trimbath are his widow, the former Marjorie Donaldson, and five children; Richard, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Angela Crocetti, Dunbar; Judith, 15, Rebecca, 13, and Edmund, 9, at home. Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mary Trimbath of Morrell; and two sisters, Mrs. Jen McGee – wife of victim Leonard McGee – and Mrs. Kenneth King of Connellsville. He was a member of the trinity Lutheran Church at Connellsville.
Leonard McGee, formerly of Little Summit, is survived by his widow, the former Jean Trimbath; and brothers Albert, Uniontown, and James, Youngstown, Ohio. His parents are deceased. Mr. McGee was a World War II veteran and also a member of the Connellsville Trinity Lutheran Church.
John Holub, formerly of Smock, is survived by his widow, the former Mary Minerd, and a son, Robert, 12. Also surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Holub, of Uniontown; and two sisters, Mrs. James Sisley, Ambridge, and Mrs. Berwyn David, Fairchance. He was a World War II veteran, member of the First Baptist Church, Dunbar. Services for Mr. McGee and Mr. Trimbath will be held simultaneously at 2 p.m. Friday in the trinity Lutheran Church at Connellsville, the Rev. H. W. Pfeifer officiating. Burial will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Services for Mr. Holub will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Burhans Funeral Home, the Rev. Homer H. Roese officiating. Burial will be in the New Mount Auburn Cemetery at Dunbar.
Joseph HOLUB died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(18)
Joseph Holub, a member of Company B, 60th Infantry, United States Army, died Wednesday, April 13, 1931, in the U. S. Army Hospital at Manila, P.I. Death according to the word reaching here, was due to heart disease.
He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Holub, of York Run, who, with the following brothers and sisters, survive: Mrs. John Andrew, Crucible; Mrs. Nick Renzi, Uniontown; Pearl, Gwendoline, Elizabeth, Helen, Birdie, William and James, all at home and Sidwell Holub, Gary, Ind.
The body will be returned to the home of the parents at which time funeral arrangements will be announced.
HOLUB, JOSEPH— Friends are being received today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 in the Harold S. Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., where services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Rea Weigel will officiate. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Ritualistic services will be held this evening at 7:30 by Fayette Lodge 228, F & AM.
Mary HOLUB died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)
Mrs. Mary Holub, 84, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Albert Kermes, of 112 Crawford street, Uniontown, with whom she made her home, last night at 11 o'clock of a complication of diseases. She is survived by Mrs. Kermes and a second daughter, Mrs. Thomas Lucas. The body has been removed to the Haky funeral parlors but will be returned to the Kermes home later today.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Herald - Dec 31'37
Edna Mae Kuhns Holup, 86, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania passed away on Friday, May 13, 2011 in UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born on Thursday, May 15, 1924 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania the Daughter of Abraham Kuhns and Sadie Miller Kuhns. Edna Mae was preceded in death by her Parents; her Husband, Andrew T. Holup Sr.; and three Sisters and four Brothers, Rachel, Elsie, Hazel, Ted, Herb, Russell and Daniel. Edna Mae was the last surviving member of her immediate Family. She is survived by two Sons: Wallace J. Holup, Uniontown, Pennsylvania and Andrew T. Holup Jr. and his wife Laura, Grindstone, Pennsylvania with whom she resided for the past two years; grandchildren: Tricia Joseph, Dawn Duritsky, Sheila McDonough, Andrew T. Holup III, Chris Holup, Ben Holup and Lucas Holup; and seven Great Grandchildren. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 680 CHERRY TREE LANE in UNIONTOWN, PA today (Sunday, May 15, 2011) from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and on Monday, May 16, 2011 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastor Donald Simpson officiating. Interment will follow in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown.
Carl D. Homanics, 35, of Fayette City R.D., died in the emergency room of the Monongahela Valley Hospital on Monday, Dec. 12, 1994. He is survived by his father, David L. Homanics; one brother, Gregg E. Homanics of Belle Vernon, R.D. 4; his maternal grandmother, Helen Zubovic of Fayette City, Pa.; and by a dear friend, Cindy Rotolo of Belle Vernon, Pa. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., in the Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home, Fayette City, Pa., and Thursday until 11 a.m.
Shirley F. Homistek, 63, of Bristolville, Ohio, formerly of Masontown, Pa., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, in Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. She resided in Bristolville since 1962. She was born on May 23, 1942, in Uniontown, a daughter of Mary Marker Geary and the late Reed Geary. She attended Airlines School in Connecticut. She was a homemaker and a member of Bristolville United Methodist Church. She enjoyed animals and collecting candles.
She is survived by her husband, Donald J. Homistek, of Bristolville, Ohio, whom she married Nov. 26, 1962; two sons, Shawn (Melanie) Homistek, of Garrettsville, Ohio, and Kevin (Stacey) Homistek, of Austintown, Ohio; a daughter, Christine D. Garrett, of Warren, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; her mother, Mary Geary, of Masontown; a sister, Marlene D. (Chuck) Lipscomb, of Southington, Ohio; and a brother, Randy (Jean) Geary, of Masontown.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Amber Lee Homistek.
Family and friends will be received at the CARL W. HALL FUNERAL SERVICE INC., 533 N. Park Ave., Warren, Ohio. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, in the funeral home with the Rev. Shirley Stoops Frantz officiating. Interment at Sager Memorial Cemetery, Bristolville, Ohio.
Kenneth Honesty, a nephew of Mrs. Julia Johns, died at Uniontown last week of paralysis. His remains were brought here from the A. M. E. church on Thursday, February 2, and interment was made in Green Lane cemetery.
HONKOWICZ, JOHN— Age 94, a resident of Newton Falls, Ohio, formerly of Palmer, died Sunday, August 25, 1974. Preceding him in death was his wife, Elizabeth, in 1959. Surviving are two sons, Walter of Masontown, and Charles of Newton Falls, Ohio; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Friends will be received in the Yoney Funeral Home, Masontown, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 9:30 a.m. where brief services will be held followed by a mass of Christian Burial at St. Albert’s R.C. Church, Palmer at 10 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Dennis R. Sweeney as celebrant. Burial in the LaFayette Memorial Park.
Funeral services for Alvin B. Honsaker, widely known Masontown resident, found lying in Water street in a dying condition late Wednesday night, will be conducted Saturday at 2 o’clock in the Presbyterian church. The pastor, Rev. R. J. Shields, will officiate with burial in the Mennonite cemetery.
Clarinda May Robinette Honsaker, age 86, of Smithfield, Pa., went to church service to be with the Lord in heaven on Sunday, July 31, 2005, from Point Manor Nursing Home, Point Marion, Pa. She was born June 12, 1919, in Washington, Pa., daughter of Theodore Robinette and Missouri Grindle Robinette. She was a member of Oak Grove Church of Christ, Lake Lynn, Pa., and the Smithfield Senior Center. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Robert W. Honsaker on November 11, 1996, and four grandchildren. Surviving are three children: William Robert Honsaker and his wife, Edie, of Seven Hills, Ohio, Charles R. Honsaker and his wife, Phyllis, of Olmsted Falls, Ohio, and Linda L. Borden and her husband, Calvin, of Smithfield, Pa.; nine grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Clarinda was the last surviving member of her immediate family. The family will receive friends in the GOLDSBORO-TOMI FUNERAL HOME, 21 East Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., on Tuesday, August 2, from 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3, in LAFAYETTE MEMORIAL PARK MAUSOLEUM CHAPEL, Brier Hill, Pa., with the Rev. Brian Young officiating.
HONSAKER, DAVID J.— Age 69 years of 5 Park Ave., Masontown, died Monday, July 15, 1974 in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born January 23, 1905 in Masontown the son of the late Johnson and Gertrude Miller Honsaker. He was a retired funeral director having served in the community of Masontown for thirty four years as owner and director of the Honsaker Funeral Home. He was a member of the Masontown United Methodist Church, a life member, past president and honorary chief of the Masontown Volunteer Fire Dept., member and past president of the Masontown Rotary Club, Past District Governor of the Rotary International District 733, member of the Masontown Valley Lodge No. 459 F & A M, Uniontown Lodge of Perfection, 32nd Degree Mason, Valley of Pittsburgh, Syria Temple of Pittsburgh, Caravan No. 9, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Forrest N. 152 of Uniontown, member and Past Master of the German Grange No. 785 and also the Pomono State and National Grange. He was preceded in death by his wife, Etta Brooks Honsaker on November, 1973; two sisters, MaDora Eslinger and Mabel Snell and a brother, Howard. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Joanne) Dills of Churville, Pa.; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. C. W. (Jeannette) Ehni of Lombard, Ill., Mrs. Thomas (Gertrude) Kennedy of Carmichaels and Mrs. Walter (Kay) Goodman of W. Palm Beach, Fla. Friends will be received in the Grant R. Townsend Funeral Home, Masontown on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m. and until Thursday at 11 a.m. the hour of service. Rev. Thomas Crenney will officiate. Interment in Greendale Cemetery.
Doris Grace Honsaker, 74, of Footedale, Pa., passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at the home of her daughter, Bonnie Dubovich. She was born June 6, 1927, in Footedale, a daughter of the late George and Catherine Conroy Matthews. Doris was a member of St. Thomas Church of Footedale, formerly employed as a cook for B.P.O. Elks Lodge 370 of Uniontown, and was an avid bowler at the Fairbank Bowling lanes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Honsaker, in 1962; a son, Danny Honsaker, in 1995; sisters, Mary Matthews, Rose Simeone, Elizabeth Moore, and Jacqueline Thomas; and brothers, James, Jack, Joseph, George and William. Surviving are the following children, Donna McManus and husband, Bart of Harrisburg, Pa., Bonnie Dubovich and husband, Nick of Footedale, and Gerald Honsaker and wife, Cheryl of Smithfield, Pa.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who affectionately called her MUMMO, Carole Lupey and husband, Ted, Bartholomew McManus, Shannon Paul, and husband, Jason, Janet Colebank and husband, Lloyd, Bud Dubovich and wife, Melissa, Shelley Kulenovic and husband, Mike, Fred Dubovich and fiancée, Melissa Cottrell, Laura, Richard, Amber and Stacee, Lena and Jenna Lupey, Quint and Jaylin McManus, Lloyd and Eric Colebank Tyler, Ashley and Sydney Dubovich; sisters, Geraldine Stuck of McClellandtown, and Rita Hravnak of Sommerville, S.C.; and a brother, Gerald Matthews of Waynesburg, Pa. Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME INC., 20 North Mill St., New Salem, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, until 10 a.m., when a Blessing Service will be held, with the Rev. Fr. James L. Popochock officiating.
HONSAKER, Edgar— Age 75 years of 413 Union St., Uniontown, Pa., died, Monday, August 17, 1981 in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born, February 4, 1906 in German Twp., the son of the late, Charles and Ina Etta Durr Honsaker. He was one of the former owners of the City View Dairy of Masontown, a graduate of the Robert Morris School and Cades C.P.A., Schools of Pittsburgh, a certified public accountant in Uniontown for the past thirty-four years, a member of the Uniontown United Third Presbterian Church and the John Knox Class, past elder of the church and a former member of the Masontown Mennonite Church, where he served as board member and treasurer. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Fearer Honsaker. He was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn C. Honsaker in 1974. Friends will be received in the Grant R. Townsend Funeral Home, 220 S. Main St., Masontown, this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and in the Third Presbyterian Church from 12 noon to 1 p.m. the hour of service. Rev. Karl W. Bowan Jr. will officiate. Interment in the Greendale Cemetery, Masontown. The John Knox Class will conduct services Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Elisa Jane HONSAKER died in 1933. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(65)
Elisa Jane Honsaker
Mrs. Elisa Jane Honsaker, 84, died Wednesday, January 4, 1933, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Daisy Lardin, of Masontown.
In addition to her daughter she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. T. B. Palmer, Jennerstown, and a son, O.R. Honsaker, Pasadena, Cal.
She also leaves a step-daughter, Mrs. S.S. Ross, Hollywood, Cal., and three step-sons: George Honsaker, Masontown; Lewis, Masontown, and John, Pasadena, Cal.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Daisy Lardin, Masontown.
(Stamped Nov 3, 1933)
HONSAKER, GLENN C.— Age 66 years of 218 Smithfield Rd., Masontown, died Tuesday, June 4, 1974 in the Uniontown Hospital. He was the son of the late Charles and Etta Durr Honsaker and was born February 13, 1908 in German Twp. He was a well known Businessman in the Masontown area. He was owner and operator of the City View Dairy Farms. Surviving is his wife, Edith DeBolt Honsaker; three sons, Robert, Ronald, and Darwin, all of Masontown; two daughters, Connie Lou and Darlene, both at home; a brother, Edgar Honsaker, Uniontown. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a son, Dwayne Glenn. Friends will be received in the Grant R. Townsend Funeral Home, Masontown, this evening 7 to 9:30 p. m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9:30 p. m. and Friday 10 a. m. to 12 noon and in the Fairview Church of the Brethern, Masontown, 1 to 2 p. m. the hour of service. Rev. Leon Hironimus and Rev. Carl Opel will officiate. Interment in Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Farmview Church Improvement Fund. Parking in rear of Funeral Home.
“Hershey" died 14 Nov 2003 at Salisbury, Wicomico Co., MD. He was born 2 May 1921 at Charleroi, Washington Co., PA. and lived in Fayette Co., PA, where his siblings were born. Hershey was preceded in death by his wife Doris Mae (Gillis) and a son Thomas, and is survived by two daughters Jenny and Linda. Of all the World War II movies I've seen detailing naval operations in the South Pacific and Europe, I've often wondered how they somehow missed Hershey. He served a long and very distinguished career in the U.S. Navy, and was buried with impressive military honors at Allen, MD. After his father Joseph S. Honsaker died, the family moved from Fayette Co. to Los Angeles. Hershey enlisted there 1940 and was assigned to the cruiser USS Chicago. He became interested in aviation and was transferred to Pearl Harbor for duty, where he then flew PBY Catalinas. He was there when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. He participated in raids on the Marshall and Gilbert Islands, the Battle of the Coral Sea, and the Battle of Midway. During the first strike on Midway in June 1942 his plane was shot down by Japanese Zeroes. He rode a life raft for two days before being picked up by the USS Monahan. He witnessed the sinking of the carrier Yorktown and the destroyer Hannah on June 7th. In August that year he participated in the invasion of Guadalcanal and Tulaggi, and the Solomon Islands in Sept. In the Battle of Steward Island in Oct. 1942 he was again shot down by Zeroes and was picked up by the destroyer Barton. The remnants of squadrons VP 11, 23, and 24 were regrouped and formed VP 103, to fly Liberator bombers. Hershey served in the Battle of Briton with them. His bomber was credited with the sinking of a German destroyer off the coast of France though the bomber was severely damaged by cannon fire; Hershey survived the crash landing. He was then assigned to the training of aircrewman and later survived a "spin-in" crash. Upon release from the hospital, he was assigned to rest and rehabilitation in AZ for the remainder of World War II. He served with several other squadrons at various locations until the end of his 30 years service. By retirement, Lt. Commander Herschel Honsaker had amply earned many service and campaign ribbons and honors, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Navy Commendation Medal, Air Medal with 4 stars, Asiatic/Pacific Medal with 7 stars, and others. Thank you Hershey, and may the Lord protect you and yours.
Hershey had just a mild interest in family history. However, one mystery really bothered him. His father Joseph Honsaker died about 1927/1928 in or near Charleroi, and Hershey in later life was never able to locate the grave.
Funeral services for Johnson Honsaker, aged 35, well-known resident of Masontown, who died Monday morning, August 8, 1938, in the Uniontown Hospital of injuries suffered last June 20 when struck by a spinning outboard motor, will be conducted at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the home of a brother, Sterling Honsaker, Fort Mason Addition, Masontown. Additional rites will follow at 2:30 in the Mennonite church. Rev. Paul Roth, the minister, will be assisted by Rev. A. J. Metzler. Burial will follow in Greendale cemetery. Mr. Honsaker leaves his widow, Mrs. Zetta Honsaker; five children, Rebecca, Melvin, Shirley, Gerald and Carol, all at home; his father, Hays Honsaker, and his grandfather, Solomon J. Honsaker, both of Old Frame. He also is survived by a brother, Sterling, and one sister, Elma, who lives in Missouri. He was repairing the motorboat apparatus when the fly-wheel flew into the air, striking him in the abdomen. Peritonitis developed after his valiant battle for his life.
UNIONTOWN, Aug. 9. — Injured 11 weeks ago when the outboard motor which he was testing at his home at Masontown flew apart, Johnson Honsaker, 36, died Monday in Uniontown Hospital. An infection developed while he was recovering satisfactory and another operation was necessary. A section of the motor had torn its way into his abdomen. Honsaker is survived by his wife, Betty; several children, his father, Hays Honsaker; a brother, Sterling, and a sister, Elmira.
Josiah B HONSAKER died in 1926. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)
HONSAKER, JOSIAH B.
Josiah B. HONSAKER, aged 79 years, a veteran of the Civil war, died at his home in Masontown, Sunday afternoon, April 25, 1926, at 4 oclock following a years illness of a complication of diseases. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Susan HONSAKER; two brothers, Solomon J., of Old Frame, and William, of New Salem. Mr. HONSAKER was born on April 1, 1848, and during the Civil war served as a member of company E. 107th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was a leading citizen of Masontown.
Funeral services will be held in the Mennonite church Tuesday afternoon at 2 oclock with the Rev. Aaron LOUCKS, of Scottdale, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Herald Mon. 4-26-1926
Mabel Mae Dearth Honsaker, 83, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Thursday, October 16, 2003 in Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Nursing Home, Boonsboro, Maryland. She was born July 6, 1920 in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of Randolph Dearth and Susan Christopher Dearth. Mabel was a member of Third Presbyterian Church in Uniontown. Her husband, Ray F. Honsaker, two stepsons and a stepdaughter, Gerald Honsaker, Paul Honsaker and Betty Jean Swartzelder, three sisters, two brothers and parents preceded her in death. She is survived by three daughters and a son: Linda "Jill" Smiley and her husband, Tom, of Uniontown, Pa., Sharon Perrine and her husband, Basil, of Manassas, Virginia, Ray "Butch" Honsaker and his wife, Patricia, of Uniontown and Shelley Kessler and her husband, Henry "Buckey", of Hagerstown, Maryland; a stepdaughter, Gladys Donaldson of Warren, Ohio; 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, 35 South Mill Street, New Salem, Pa., today from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, October 20, until 1:30 p.m., the hour of Service with Rev. William D. Rodahaver officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park, Hopwood, Pa.
HONSAKER— April 15th, near Masontown, Pa., Mrs. Martha, wife of Mr. John Honsaker, aged 41 years.
HONSAKER, NICHOLAS— Age 77 years, World War I veteran and resident of Nickles Twp., died at the home of Robert Burner, Bowood, Pa., with whom he resided, Monday, April 5, 1965. He was the son of the late Solomon and Elmyra Lowe Honsaker. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends are being received in the David J. Honsaker Funeral Home, Masontown where services will be held Thursday at 2 P.M. Rev. Paul Roth will officiate. Interment in Mennonite Cemetery.
Phyllis J. Yarrow Honsaker, 63 years, of Olmsted Township, Ohio, died Sunday, February 5, 2006, in her residence with her loving husband, Charles, and her friend, Sandra, by her side. She was born July 18, 1942, in Parma, Ohio, the daughter of Steve Yarrow and Constance Kujaski Yarrow. She was predeceased by her parents and by her brother, Raymond Yarrow. She is survived by her husband, Charles Honsaker, and a loving grandson and granddaughter. Phyllis was the sister-in-law of Eleanore Yarrow, William and Edith Honsaker, and Linda Lou, and Calvin Borden. The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa., on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, February 9, until 10 a.m., the hour of Service with Brian Young, Minister, officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa.
Robert W. Honsaker, 80, of Smithfield R.D.2, Pa., died Monday, November 11, 1996, in Fayette Health Care Center, Uniontown, Pa. He was born November 23, 1915, in Woodside, Pa., son of Charles S. and Nellie Springer Honsaker. His parents; one granddaughter, Cheryl Ann Honsaker, and two grandsons, Charles R. Myers and Robert R. Honsaker, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Clarinda Robinette Honsaker; three children: William Robert Honsaker and his wife, Edie, of Garfield Heights, Ohio; Charles R. Honsaker and his wife, Phyllis, of Olmsted Falls, Ohio, and Linda L. Borden and her husband, Calvin, of Smithfield, Pa.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters: Dorothy Smith and her husband, Robert, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Jane Grimm and her husband, Charles, of Calabash, N.C.; and one brother, Maxwell Honsaker and his wife, Verna, of Meyersdale, Pa. The family will receive friends in the GOLDSBOROTOM1 FUNERAL HOME, 21 East Church St., Fairchance, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until 1:30 p.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Thomas E. Fowler Sr. officiating. Entombment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park Mausoleum, Brier Hill, Pa.
Ruth G. Fearer Honsaker, 95, of Uniontown, Pa., died Monday, June 7, 2004 in Cherry Tree Nursing Center, Uniontown. She was born January 3, 1909 in Friendsville, Ruth had been the Office Manager of her husband's accounting firm, Edgar P. Honsaker Accounting Service, in the former Boulevard Building on Main Street in Uniontown, and was a member of Third Presbyterian Church on Union Street (Craig Meadows). She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Paul Honsaker in 1981; three brothers, Ralph, Wilbur, and Everett Fearer; one sister, Pauline Hoover; and her parents Floyd R. and Carrie Glover Fearer. She is survived by a brother, Clarence Edward "Jim" Fearer of Oakland, Md.; and sisters, Bernadine Bowser of Friendsville, Md., and Evelyn Fike of Pittsburgh, Pa. Friends will be received in the BERNARD M. TOWNSEND FUNERAL HOME, 220 South Main Street, Masontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of service in the Third Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. William Rodahaver officiating. Interment will follow in the Greendale Cemetery, Masontown, Pa.
Sally Maria (Bosnic) Honsaker, age 79, of Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Sunday, January 8, 2006, at home. She was born May 19, 1926, in Masontown, Pa. She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Mildred (Vujanovich) Bosnic, three brothers, Steve, Nick and Joseph Bosnic, sister, Rose Granchi. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, of 57 years, Paul C. Honsaker, four children: Richard Honsaker, of Masontown, Pa., Nancy Gudewicz and husband, Martin, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Terri Castor and husband, Chris, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., Paula Moser and husband, Scott, of Matthews, North Carolina; seven grandchildren: Sarah Honsaker, Martin and Jacob Gudewicz, Cody Castor, Connor, Andrew and Brycen Moser; two sisters: Sophia Plisko and husband, Frank, Mildred Venneri and husband, Cosimo; brother, Richard Bosnic and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Family and friends will be received in the BENARD M. TOWNSEND FUNERAL HOME, 220 South Main Street, Masontown, Pa., tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday until 11 a.m., the hour of service with the Rev. Robert H. Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in the Greendale Cemetery, Masontown. Memorial contributions may be made in Sally's name to the Masontown Methodist Church, where she was a member, or to the Greendale Cemetery to maintain the flower garden where she loved to care for the flowers.
Susann HONSAKER died in 1933. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Mrs. Susann Honsaker, aged ? years, died Friday evening, January 27, 1933, in the home of her brother, Elliott Christopher at Masontown. Her death was caused by complications.
She is survived by six brothers and sisters: William Christopher, Lambert; Mrs. Hettie Johnson, Masontown; Mrs. William Mt. Joy, Carmichaels; Mrs. Hannah Johnson, Woodside; Elliott Christopher of Masontown and Thomas Christopher of Charleroi.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Abram Metzler in charge. Assisting Rev. Metzler will be Rev. R. J. Shields.
Burial in Mennonite cemetery at Masontown.
Relatives request friends to please omit flowers.
(Genius - January 28, 1933)
Verna May Romesburg Honsaker, R.N., age 81, of Meyersdale, Pa., died Thursday, March 24, 2005, in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Maryland. She was born July 20, 1923, in Connellsville, Pa., the daughter of Albert Romesburg and Nellie (Glover) Romesburg. She was a member of Meyersdale Grace Brethren Church. Verna graduated as a Registered Nurse from the now former Uniontown Hospital School of Nursing. She received additional credits toward a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland, The Pennsylvania State University, Waynesburg College's Waynesburg Center in Uniontown, Pa., and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa. She also belonged to the Nurses Association. Verna was a RN Supervisor at Meyersdale Manor and also RN Supervisor for the Medical/Surgical Unit of Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland, Maryland. She had been the School Nurse Supervisor for the Uniontown (Pa.) School District Schools. She also worked in both the private and surgery wards at the Uniontown Hospital. Verna was elected School Director of the Greenville Township Schools from 1963 to 1969. She was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in Uniontown, Pa. Verna was also a licensed beautician. She is survived by her husband, Charles Maxwell Honsaker; two children: Deborah Honsaker of New York City, New York, and David Honsaker of Meyersdale, Pa.; and a number of grandchildren. Friends will be received at the M. RAY LECKEMBY FUNERAL HOME, 203 North Street, Meyersdale, PA 15552 (814-634-0113) today and Easter Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where a Funeral Service will be held Monday, March 28, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Randy Haulk officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Meyersdale.
Miss Clara May Hood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hood of Stahlstown died Monday evening following a lingering illness.
Emma McDowell HOOD died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Mrs. Emma McDowell Hood, aged 63, died at her home in Fairmont, W.Va., Sunday evening at 6:30 o'clock according to word which reached members of the McDowell family yesterday. Her passing took place just three weeks next Thursday from the death of her husband, a well known Fairmont merchant.
Mrs. Hood was a native of Uniontown and a sister of Alex McDowell and Mrs. Becky Collins and Mrs. Martha McCloy, all of Uniontown. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John McDowell of Uniontown.
The following sons and daughters survive: Martha and Charles of Fairmont, Leo, Paul and Hugh at home.
Alex McDowell, Samuel, Harry and Ray McDowell left for Fairmont yesterday to complete the funeral arrangements.
FUNERALS— The funeral of Mrs. Hook will take place at 2 o’clock this afternoon, from the residence of her husband, Col. P. U. Hook, on Pittsburgh street.
HOOK— Mrs. Elizabeth Hook consort of Col. P. U. Hook, of Uniontown, Pa., died Oct. 19th, 1864, of chronic Diarrhea, in the 52nd year of her age.
About 32 years ago, under the ministry of Rev. C. Cooke in Uniontown, she was converted to God and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. From that time until her decease, she lived a consistent and devoted Christian and by her example and above roved a useful disciple of our Divine Master. Those who knew her best, uniformly testify to the exemplary and devotional character of her life. She was a warm friend and an affectionate wife and Mother. During her illness, which was protracted through several weeks, she spoke of approaching death with great calmness and declared her entire resignation to the will of God. The only regret she seemed to have was on account of the separation from her children whom she loved as only mothers can love, but she said to the writer that she had been enabled to give them all into the hands of the Lord, in full confidence that He would care for them. She left a husband with many children and friends to mourn her departure but they sorrow not without hope that their loss was her eternal gain. While she is enjoying the fellowship of angels and of God, may they imitate her Christian devotedness and meet her in heaven.
Mrs. Frank HOOK died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Frank Hook, who died Monday morning, August 16, 1937, at her home in Grand Ridge, Ill. Mrs. Hook was well known in Fayette county having visited here on numerous occasions.
She was the niece of Mrs. Joseph B. Henderson, George Armstrong and J. P. Bute, all of Connellsville.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday in Grand Ridge, Ill.
(Herald - August 17, 1937)
HOOK, ROBERT A.— Aged 94, died in his home, Friendsville, Md., Saturday, January 9, 1960. He is survived by his wife, Minnie Hook; three children, Mrs. Walter Metheny and Mrs. Florence Kenney, Washington, D. C.; Robert J. Hook, Columbia, Ga.; nine grandchildren. Friends are being received in the Rodahaver Funeral Home, Markleysburg where services will be held today at 2 p.m. Mr. John Evendote of Markleysburg will officiate. Interment will be in Steel Cemetery, Friendsville.
John C. Hoon, nine months old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hoon, died here Saturday while visiting with his mother at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Shella Hauser, 30S South Pittsburgh street. The body was shipped to Youngstown, Ohio, the home, by Funeral Director C. C. Mitchell and returned to New Castle for interment. Burial was made yesterday.
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Hooper will be held at the family residence, 230 Connellsville street, Uniontown, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Dr. A. J. Allen, pastor of the Calvary Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery under the direction of J. Harry Johnston and Sons. Pallbearers will be Charles Morris, Robert Hollis, Harry William, Arthur Fritsch, W. E. Hutson and Jesse Orbin.
Word was received here by Mrs. Blanche Miller of 40 Summit avenue of the death of her nephew, Audley Hoover, who died Saturday from injuries suffered in an explosion two weeks ago when gas ignited in his home at Warren, O. The victim was 27 years old. He leaves his widow and two children. Mr. Hoover will be buried Tuesday afternoon at Ashtabula, Ohio.
Christine E. Hoover
Christine Estelle “Petie” Hoover, 57, of Decatur, Ga., formerly of Connellsville, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at her home. She was born April 14, 1955, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Lloyd E. and Janet G. Hixenbaugh Hoover. Petie had worked as a brakeman for the railroad and was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Connellsville. She is survived by her loving sister, Janice Hoover, of Decatur, Ga., with whom she resided. There will be no public viewing or services. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. Arrangements are under the direction of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville (724-628- 1430). www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
E. Louise Faith Hoover, 65, of Kecksburg, Mount Pleasant R.D. 5, and formerly of Scottdale died Thursday in her home. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, C. Eugene “Gene” Hoover, children, Mrs. Patty Hoover Hayes and her husband, Howard, of Kecksburg, Earl Hoover of Ligonier, James Hoover and his wife, Dawnna, of Kecksburg, and Vicki Hoover at home, seven grandchildren, a brother, William Faith and his wife, Joyce, of Mount Pleasant R.D. 2, two sisters, Jane Miner of Mount Pleasant and Marjorie Hall and her husband, Earl, of Scottdale, and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at United Methodist Church of Pleasant Unit, today at 2 p.m. Arrangements are under direction of the Jay A. Hoffer Funeral Home, Norvelt.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—– May 16, 1930
Died—– February 1, 1996
Ellwood Marshall Hoover, 84, of Smithfield, Pa., passed away Monday, April 1, 1996, at the home of his niece, Melrose Willard, of Connellsville, Pa. He was born in Nicholson Township, Pa., on Feb. 20, 1912, a son of the late Elza Durr and Goldie Show Hoover. Mr. Hoover was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by six brothers, Charles, Willie, Clarence, Arthur, Thomas and George Hoover. He was a Protestant by faith. A veteran of World War II, he served in the European Theater in France and Italy; and belonged to the Masontown V.F.W. In addition to his niece, Ruth Melrose Willard of Connellsville, he is survived by several other nieces and nephews.
At his residence in German township, of Pulmonary Consumption on the 6th inst., Mr. Jacob H. Hoover, aged about 42 years.
James Hoover, 81-year-old inmate of Fayette county home, died at 6:05 o’clock, Saturday evening, following an illness of one week. Death was attributed to complications. Mr. Hoover, former resident of Old Frame, had been living at the county home for more than a year. He is survived by a brother, William E. Hoover of Old Frame. Funeral services will be Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Old Frame Baptist church. Burial will be in Old Frame cemetery.
Jean McKay Hoover, 94, of Hopwood, Pa., and formerly of Markleysburg, Pa., passed away Friday, May 31, 1996, at home. She was born March 2, 1902, in Eagle, N.Y., daughter of Robert and Margaret ROSSNEY McKay. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Fred C. Hoover, in 1972, and two sisters, Claire McCormick and Marcella O'Mara. Surviving are these children: Mrs. Delmar (Mary Jean) Dennis and Frederika A. Martin, both of Uniontown, Pa., Susan Glagola, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Sheldon (Beth) Crutchman and Helen A. Martinko, both of Uniontown, 12 grandchildren, and six great- grandchildren. Mrs. Hoover was a member of St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Uniontown, and a graduate of Uniontown High School Class of 1921 and Indiana University. She was a school teacher, past president of Great Meadows Flower Club, and member of St. Joan of Arc Ladies Guild. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, June 4, until 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. John The Evangelist R.C. Church, Uniontown, with Rev. Fr. George K. Alderson, as celebrant. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the S.P.C.A., Rankin Air Shaft Road, Uniontown, PA 15401. Parish Wake Service will be held in the Funeral Home today at 3 p.m. Visitation was also held Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.
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HOOVER— Dec 29, 1870, at Howard Park Co., Indiana, after a few hours illness, John Hoover, (formerly of North Union Tp., in this county) aged about 63 years.
Louisa Messmore HOOVER died in 1932. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(35)
Mrs. Louisa Messmore Hoover, aged [page cut off] [?]2 years, four months and nine days, widow of a former Fayette county sheriff, James H. Hoover, died at her home in Ben Lomond street, Uniontown at 8:15 o'clock Sunday, Christmas, morning, December 25, 1932.
Mrs. Hoover had been in exceptional health and spirits until late last week when she contracted influenza, death coming suddenly Sunday morning directly due to an heart attack.
Mrs. Hoover was one of the most widely and favorably known women in Fayette county. The daughter of John M. and Elizabeth Keener Messmore of Girard's Fort, Greene county where she was born August 16, 1860, she moved at the age of six years with her parents to German township, moving to her home in Ben Lomond street, following the death of her husband, widely known agriculturist, business man and former Fayette county sheriff and politician.
Mrs. Hoover affiliated with the First Presbyterian church in Masontown a quarter of a century ago having transferred her membership there from
McClellandtown where she had been a member for another quarter of a century. Of a most gracious and lovable personality, Mrs. Hoover lead an active life and her passing comes as a great loss to hundreds of friends in all sections of Fayette and adjacent counties.
She is survived by seven children: Mrs. Alice Blaney of Masontown; Charles V. Hoover of Uniontown; George P. Hoover of Uniontown; Katherine M. Hoover, who made her home with her mother; Mrs. Henry L. Newcomer of Fairbanks; Mrs. John Whetzel of Brownsville and Robert J. Hoover of Uniontown. A son, John T. Hoover, died several years ago. She is also survived by a half-brother, Charles M. Messmore of Uniontown. A sister, Mrs. Miranda Messmore Breakiron, died several years ago.
Funeral services will be held at the home in Ben Lomond street, this city this Tuesday, afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. R.J. Shields, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Masontown. Burial will follow in the Church Hill cemetery at McClellandtown. The pallbearers will be six grandsons; Walter B. Hoover, Daniel M. Hoover, Jesse V. Hoover and Roy B. Hoover.
Mrs. Mary B. Hooveraged 47, widow of John T. Hoover, died early Friday morning, July 14, 1922, at her home, 33 Null Avenue, of acute Bright's Disease. Surviving are one daughter, Jeannette and one son Barclay, both at home. Private funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Internment will take place in the Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown.
Sheila Ann (Gwyn) Hoover
Sheila Ann (Gwyn) Hoover, age 62, passed away Friday, August 3, 2012. She is survived by her beloved husband Kerry “John” Dale Hoover, Jr.; one son Kerry Hoover and wife Traci of Charleroi and her grandchildren who were her pride and joy: Lacy, Angela, Mason “Buddy”, DoriAnn and Jessalyn Hoover; and one great grandchild Eyonna Ann Hoover; also survived by her two sisters: Priscilla Gwyn of Cleveland, Ohio and Pamela Wise and husband Woodrow of Uniontown and their two sons, “JR” and Kenny and his two daughters. Friends received on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 12 to 2 p.m. at SKIRPAN’S FUNERAL HOME, Brownsville, PA
Warren F. Hoover, 79, of Adelaide died Sunday morning in Fayette Health Care Center, Uniontown. He is survived by his wife, Martha L. Meyers Hoover whom he married July 16, 1965; two nephews; three grandnephews; two sisters-in-law; and one brother-in-law. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Friends are being received in the Richard Kucera Funeral Home, 127 East Fairview Ave., Connellsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 11 a.m.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—– February 16, 1915
Died—– July 31, 1994
Three deaths occurred in the Uniontown Hospital Saturday. Martin Hope of Smithfield succumbed at 12:20 o’clock, Fadastine Denarchi of Masontown at 3:30 o’clock and Mrs. Katy Subar of Mount Braddock at 4:45 o’clock.
HOPEWELL, OLIVE B. — Of Farmington, Pa., died suddenly in Uniontown Hospital April 27, 1954. She was born in Washington County the daughter of the late Abraham and Peoria Cooper McCracken. She was a member of the Farmington Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband, Earl F. Hopewell; two sons, Dale C. of Long Beach, Calif., Howard D. of Cincinnati, Ohio; a daughter Mrs. Charles J. (Blanche) Weis of Greensburg; eight grandchildren; three brothers, W. Henry McCracken of Vanderbilt, V. Curtis McCracken of Scenery Hill, J. Edward McCracken of Charleroi; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Wright and Mrs. Myrtle Crawford, both of Charleroi, Mrs. Charles Bryner of Claysville. Friends will be received in the Harold L. Schrock Funeral Home, Charleroi, during the hours of 2 to 3 and 7 to 10 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Thursday, the hour of service, with Rev. W. B. Hindman officiating. Interment in Maple Creek cemetery.
Phoebe HOPEWELL died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(71)
Dies at Fredericktown. Mrs. Phoebe HOPEWELL, 80, widow of Frank HOPEWELL, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Larry GOSSETT at Fredericktown. She is survived by three daughters, including Mrs. King WINNETT of Vanderbilt, two sons, 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
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