Fayette County Genealogy Project

Obituaries


Alonzo A. KING (1915-1995)

Alonzo A. King

   Alonzo A. “Joe” King, 80, of the U.S. Soldier’s and Airmen’s Home in Washington, D.C., formerly of Mount Pleasant, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1995, at the Airmen’s Home. He was born June 12, 1915, in Mount Pleasant, a son of the late Oliver A. and Hallie Flippins King. He was a former coal miner and served in the U.S. Army in World War II and Vietnam retiring after 20 years with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion Smith King; three sisters: Mrs. Pearl Bell, Mrs. Mary Smith and Mrs. Dorothy Taylor; three brothers: Dr. Oliver T. King, Dr. Benjamin A. King and Edward B. King. He is survived by three children: Lindsay A. King and Joyce E. King, both of Everson; Melanie S. Moon of Georgia; two grandsons: Christopher A. Moon and Jonathan W. Moon, both of Everson and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing will be held today from 2 to 6 p.m. at the U.S. Soldier’s and airmen’s Home where services will be held Friday at 8 a.m. Interment will follow at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Connellsville Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, c/o Leonard G. Lewis, Feed Mill Road, Everson, Pa. 15631.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, December, 1995

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C. Edward KING ( -1934)

C. E. KING

 Stricken suddenly with a heart attack while chopping wood at his home in Republic, Saturday morning, C. Edward King, aged 68 years, one month and 15 days, died at 11:45 o'clock. A former blacksmith, Mr. King was widely and most favorably known in the Republic district. He was a charter member of I.O.O.F. No. 1188 of Waltersburg. Surviving besides his widow, Mrs. Julia Lynch King, are four sons and four daughters; Mrs. Soloma Black, Waltersburg; Mrs. Minnie Jones, Rowes Run; Mrs. Aretta Collins, Pricedale; and Elizabeth King at home; Charles Henck, West Brownsville; John Henck, Hiller; Silas King, Republic; Harry King, Cleveland, Ohio; twenty-three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also surviving are four brothers; John "Bob" King, Harvey King, Frank King, all of Carlisle and Silas King of Philadelphia. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 3, 1934, page 2, column 3


KING SERVICES

 Brief funeral services will be conducted in the family residence in Van Kirk street, Republic, for C. E. King, Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Additional services will follow in the Republic Christian church in charge of Rev. R. C. VanEman assisted by Rev. R. G. Manley. Burial in Park Place cemetery, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 4, 1934, page 8, column 2

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bullet Charles KING died in 1868. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

KING —In this place, May 10th, Mr. Charles King, sr., aged 74 years.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. May 14, 1868.


Charles L. KING (1919-1996)

Charles L. King

   Charles L. “Chuck” King, 76, of Gurley Drive, Scottdale, and formerly of Owensdale in Upper Tyrone Township, died Friday, March 29, in St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Ruth Ann Haberer King whom he married Jan. 17, 1938, children, Mrs. Harold (Joan) Kuhns of Scottdale R.D. 1, Mrs. Jerome (Rachael) Perlick of Aurora, Colo., and Barry D. Tikey and his wife, Bernice, of Westland, Mich., four granddaughters, four grandsons, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, today from 12 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional viewing will be held at Scottdale Church of Christ, Chestnut and Mulberry streets, Scottdale, on Monday from 12 to 2 p.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– August 27, 1919
   Died—– March 29, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1996

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Darlington Jefferson KING (1834-1921)

D. J. KING

   Darlington Jefferson King, one of the best known business men and most respected citizens of Uniontown, died suddenly Wednesday morning, January 5, 1921 on his way to visit a sister in Dravosburg. When Mr. King boarded the train he was in his usual good health. When the train was approaching Brownsville the crew’s attention was drawn to the fact that he appeared to be very ill. The members of the crew telephoned to the station at Monongahela City to have an ambulance at the station on the arrival of the train there. When they arrived at the station Mr. King was sitting in his seat dead. The body was removed at Monongahela City. Death was caused by an attack of acid indigestion. Mr. King was a son of John H. and Nancy Byers King, deceased of this city and was born October 27, 1834. He was educated in the public schools of the county and after leaving school he took up farming until June, 1890, when he and his brother John A., established a feed store on the corner of Peter and Pittsburgh streets. They remained until March 1903 when they moved to the present location of the King Brothers, 1517 South street. On December 24, 1884, he married Mary C. Hess of Brownsville, who survives him with the following children, Mrs. Raymond Craig, John H., Harry C., and Helen E. He is also survived by three brothers, Charles W., Thomas D. and John A., of this city and one sister, Mrs. D. J. Roderick, of Dravosburg. Funeral services will be held at his late residence 16 West Church street, Saturday afternoon at 2:30 in charge of Rev. O. W Watson, pastor of Central Christian church of which he was a member. Interment in Oak Grove cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 6, 1921, page 11, column 3

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Della M. KING (1899-1996)

Della M. King

   Della M. King, 97, of Uniontown died Sunday, December 29, 1996, in Mount Macrina Manor. She was born June 23, 1899, in Jeannette, Pa., daughter of John and Mamie Budde King. Miss King was a member of St. John The Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Uniontown, graduate of Uniontown High School Class of 1917, and retired in 1965 from Montgomery Ward Company in appliance sales after 35 years. She is survived by a sister, Nelle Haught, of Uniontown and several nieces and nephews. Miss King was preceded in death by her parents and four sisters, Eva K. Storey, Pearl Pollins, Mabel Lesaman, and Mary K. Tencate. The family will receive friends in the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, Pa., today, Tuesday, December 31, from 4 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. A Catholic Blessing Service will then be held with Rev. Fr. George K. Alderson presiding. Private interment will be held on Thursday, January 2, 1997.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1996

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Edna B. KING (1899-1995)

Edna B. King

   Edna B. King, 95, of Normalville, formerly of Masontown and Connellsville, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 1995, in the Eicher’s Family Home, Normalville. She was born Dec. 13, 1899, in Springfield Township, a daughter of the late Lutecus E. and Amanda Meyers Basinger. She was a member of the Masontown Brethren Church and attended the Central Fellowship Church in Connellsville; and was a member of its Christian Endeavor and the Ruth and Naomi Circle. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William Reid King, in 1956; three brothers, Henry, John and Russell Basinger; and four sisters, Ida Murray, Ella Eiford, Bessie King and Bertha Miner. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m., in the funeral home, with Pastor Ray Keefer officiating. Interment will follow in the Normalville Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1995

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Eliza KING ( -1871)

   Died at Ft. Wayne Indiana, on the 23d of June, Mrs. Eliza King, wife of Allen King, formerly of this place, in the seventy fifth year of her age. Deceased was a daughter of Gen. Ephraim Douglass, who was a soldier of the Revolution, the first Prothonotary of Fayette county and the first Burgess of Uniontown. She is remembered by many of the older inhabitants of Uniontown, as a lady who possessed rare Christian and social virtues, and her memory will long be cherished by those who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. As an evidence of tenacity with which deceased held to the memories of Uniontown, a correspondent sends us the following incident: Just before Mrs. King’s death, a friend informed her that she was going to make a visit to Uniontown. Mrs. King said to her friend with animation, “Be sure and hunt up Sallie Hadden, and tell her I am going.” These were her last words. Green be her memory.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 29, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 25, page 3, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Elizabeth P. KING ( -1996)

Elizabeth P. King

   Elizabeth P. King, 89, of Hilton Head, S.C., died Sunday, Dec. 8, 1996, in Hilton Head Hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. King, who previously lived in Pittsburgh and Farmington, Pa., and Boca Raton, Fla., was the widow of Clark W. King, the former executive vice-president of Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation. She is survived by two sons: Clark W. King III of Farmington, Pa., and David W. King of Hilton Head, S.C.; a daughter, Diane K. Potter of Champion, Pa.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Weikel of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and one brother, John M. Richardson Jr. of Hilton Head, S.C. Mrs. King was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, the Twentieth Century Club, the Duquesne Club, the Fox Chapel Golf Club, and Uniontown Country Club. The family will receive friends in the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, Pa., this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Services will then be held with the Rev. Peter R. Keith officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Washington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Farmington. The family suggests, in … balance of obit is missing


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December 8, 1996

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bullet Ellen Baird KING died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Word has reached Uniontown relatives and friends of the death, Friday, January 30, 1931, at her home in Jefferson City, Tenn., of Mrs. Ellen Baird King, formerly of Fayette county.  She was a daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Baird.


Emma KING (1905-1994)

Emma King

   Emma King, 88, of Fairchance died Saturday in Laurel Health Care Center, Uniontown. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Constance) Higgins and Mrs. Irvin (Georgiana) Dennis both of Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. Harlen (Gloria) Rash of Harrisburg, Pa.; two sons, William M. King and his wife, Shirley J., of Harrisburg and Larry L. King of Fairchance; one sister, Mrs. Henry (Dora Lee) Clark, and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Willie (Sadie) Martin, both of Glassboro, N.J.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Friends will be received in the Muriel E. Lantz Funeral Home, 297 East Main St., Uniontown, on Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday in Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Morgantown Road, Fairchance, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– October 5, 1905
   Died—– August 27, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1994

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Fannie Mae Dean KING ( -1953)

Death Takes Fannie King
Lifelong Resident Of This District

   A lifelong resident of Uniontown, Mrs. Fannie Mae King, 77, of 501 Connellsville St., died at her home last night. She is survived by her husband, Julius C. King, five sons, Howard Z. of Connellsville; Z. Arnold, Charles F., George J., all of Uniontown, and Joseph P. of Nemacolin; three daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Mary) Jewel, of Carmichaels; Mrs. George (Una) Link and Mrs. James (Bernice) Richardson, Uniontown; four brothers, Eli Dean, William Dean, Harry Dean and Ivan Dean, Uniontown; three sisters, Mrs. James Cramer, Mrs. Cecil Martin, Uniontown, and Mrs. Samuel Diehl, Gerome, Pa. Ten granddaughters and three great-granddaughters also survive. Mrs. King was predeceased by a son, Earl M. King, who was killed at St. Lo during World War II, and also by two daughters. She was a charter member of the Uniontown Free Methodist Church, Women’s Bible Class, Women’s Missionary Society and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. Friends will be received at the Gleason Funeral Home after 7 tonight and in the Free Methodist church Sunday from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30. Services will be conducted at the church at 2:30 with the Rev. D. W. Harris officiating. Burial will be in Park Place Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, March 13, 1953, page 1, column 6,
continued to page 6, column 6

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Florence E. KING (1913-2000)

   Florence E. King, of Champion, died Sunday, August 20, 2000 in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born February 5, 1913 in Champion, a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Nichol. She was a member of the County Line Church of the Brethren, Champion, and the Ladies Aid. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer F. King, Jr., in 1998, six sisters, Rebecca Montgomery, Nettie Slate, Irene King, Ella Pletcher, Margaret Tinkey and Sadie Delgross; and two brothers, Joseph and Will Nichol. She is survived by one son, Elmer F. King, III and his wife Alberta, of Melcroft; two daughters, Mary Jane Pirl and her husband Ross, of Champion and Betty Lou King, at home; 8 grandchildren; 20 great- grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Friends will be received in the Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Rt. 711, Melcroft, Pa. today from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 12 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Barry Conn and Rev. Kermit Jones co-officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Nebo Cemetery


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, August 22, 2000

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Francis L. KING ( -1995)

Francis L. King

   Francis L. King, 85, of Mt. Morris, Pa., died Thursday, Dec. 28, 1995, in his home. He is survived by his wife, Jessie R. (McDade) King, whom he married on Sept. 25, 1975; five sons, Frank King of Mt. Morris, John King of Shriver, W.Va., and Francis King, George King and Robert King, all of Illinois; five daughters, Virginia Hart of Westover, W.Va., Thelma Riggleman of Bobtown, Pa., Rebecca Carrol of the State of Georgia, and Marian Brockett and Shirley Lewis, both of Wana, W.Va.; three stepsons, Frank Craig of Bobtown, Randy Craig of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., and Jeffrey Craig of Morgantown, W.Va.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a brother, Raymond King of the State of Kentucky. Friends are asked to meet at Cedar Grove Cemetery, in Mt. Morris, at 2 p.m. today. The Yoskovich Funeral Home, 300 South Vine St., Carmichaels, is in charge of arrangements.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1995

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bullet Hugh T. KING died in 1863. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

KING-At his residence in South Union township Nov. 24th 1863, of Pleurisy, Hugh T. King, aged 29 years.
"God help the widow in her grief,
The children in their woe;
That hand alone can give relief
That measured out the blow
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Dec. 3, 1863.
Vol. 3, No. 43, Pg. 3, Col. 1.


James R. KING ( -1973)

KING, JAMES R.— Age 21 years, of 13 S. Main St., Fairchance, died in the Frick Memorial Hospital, Mount Pleasant, Tuesday, May 1, 1973. He was a member of the Greater Uniontown Chamber of Commerce. He is survived by his mother, Loretta King; a sister, Mrs. James (Candice) Gillelland of Uniontown R.D. 4; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wolf of High House; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Bradee of Smithfield R.D. He was predeceased by his father James R. King, April 1970. The family will receive friends in the James W. Goldsboro Funeral Home, Fairchance today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, May 2, 1973, page 31, column 7


KING, JAMES R.— The family will receive friends in the James W. Goldsboro Funeral Home, Fairchance where services will be conducted today at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Richard Downing officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 4, 1973, page 27, column 8

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Jasper T. KING ( -1950)

JASPER KING
Dies at Dry Hill

   Jasper T. King, 80, of Smithfield, died at his home at 9:40 o'clock Sunday morning. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Iona Ewing King; three daughters, Mrs. Searight Harford of Uniontown; Mrs. Lilyan Galbraith of Mansfield, Ohio, and Mrs. Orville Matthews of Smithfield; a grandson; a brother, Benjamin F. King of New Salem, a sister, Sarah King of Uledi. The funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon with interment in the Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield. (Mt. Moriah Baptist Cemetery)


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 30, 1950, page 2, column 6

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Joe B. KING (1949-1996)

Joe B. King

   Joe B. “J. B.” King, 46, of Jefferson R.D. 1, formerly of Waynesburg, died Friday in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg. He is survived by his mother, Hazel Strope King of Waynesburg, his wife, Nenamosha Tenny King, whom he married May 10, 1981; two sons, Joe B. King Jr. of Sycamore and Christopher S. King of Marianna, three daughters, Carolyn Sue King of Graysville, Rebecca King Mikalik of Alaska, and Kimberly S. King at home, five grandchildren, five brothers, James F. King Jr., Donald King, and Thomas King all of Waynesburg, Fred King of Khedive, and Albert King of New Freeport. The family will receive friends at the Behm Funeral Home Inc., Route 188, Jefferson, today until 1 p.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– April 12, 1949
   Died—– January 15, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1996

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Julia KING ( -1941)

JULIA KING

 Mrs. Julia King, age 69, died suddenly at her home in VanKirk Street, Republic, Sunday morning, May 25, 1941, at 11:20 o'clock of a heart condition. Her husband Edward preceded Mrs. King in death six years ago. The deceased was a charter member of the Daughters of American Revolution, No 121, Merrittstown. She was also a member of the Dames of Malta, No 331, Merrittstown; the Ladies Auxillary of the American Legion, Republic and the First Christian Church of Republic. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Grover Jones of Colonial No 3; Mrs. Thomas Cullen of Pricedale and Elizabeth King at home and a son Silas of Republic; a sister, Mrs. Johanna Bales of Alverton and a brother Daniel Lynch of Donora; 24 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, also survive. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock Eastern Standard Time, at the First Christian Church of Republic, Rev. Thomas Pletcher of the church will officiate. Burial in charge of Earl Podvia Funeral Home Republic will follow in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, May 26, 1941

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Julius C. 'J. C.' KING ( -1964)

Julius King Rites Listed

   Funeral services for Julius C. (J.C.) King, 91, charter member of Uniontown Free Methodist Church, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the church with Rev. Harry E. Stevick and Rev. E. W. Cowsert officiating. Burial will be in Park Place Cemetery. Mr. King died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1964, in his home, 501 Connellsville St. A retired miner, he was a member of the Men’s Bible Class, Light and Life Men’s Fellowship and UMWA Local 7684, Smithfield.

   Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Jewell, Carmichaels; Mrs. Charles McKellar, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Mrs. James Richardson, Uniontown; three sons, Z. Arnold, Charles F., both of Uniontown; Joseph I., Nemacolin; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

   Friends will be received today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday until 11 a.m. in the Harold S. Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., and from noon to 2 in the church.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, October 13, 1964, page 13, column 8

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Katherine KING (1851-1945)

MRS. T. H. KING

   Mrs. Katherine King, 94 years old, widow of Thomas H. King, well-known former resident of Connellsville, died at 8:30 o’clock Saturday evening at the home of her son and daughter- in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. King, at Huntington, W.Va. She had been failing in health for some time past but her condition did not become critical until Thursday night. Mrs. King was born March 15, 1851 and had spent the greater part of her life in Connellsville and vicinity. Her husband, who preceded her in death, was a carpenter by trade and built a house in South Eighth street, West Side, in which he and his family resided for a number of years. After leaving Connellsville, they lived on a farm near Connellsville Airport. Mrs. King had made her home among her children since the death of Mr. King. Four children who survive are A. B. King of Huntington, W.Va., Mrs. Clara Walton of Connellsville, Homer King of near Uniontown and Lloyd King of Youngstown, Ohio. The body was removed today to the Charles A. McCormick funeral home in South Pittsburg street where friends will be received until 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon when the service will be held. Dr. William H. Hetrick, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be made in Fairview Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 2, 1945, page 2, column 3

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Laura R. KING ( -1962)

MRS. LAURA KING

   Mrs. Laura R. King, 76, of Uniontown and Arlington, Va., died Saturday afternoon in Connellsville State General Hospital. She was a member of the Central Christian Church and Loyal Daughters Class of Uniontown and Pershing Drive Christian Church of Arlington, Va. Surviving are a son, Harold R. of Uniontown; five daughters, Mrs. Harold F. (Margaret) Springer of Arlington, Va., Mrs. John E. (Pauline) Springer of Uniontown, Mrs. James M. (Jean) King of South Connellsville, Mrs. Frank (Frances) Mateko of Reno, Nev., and Mrs. Milton (Katherine) Hale of Ogden, Utah; 14 grandchildren; four great- grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Daisy) Miller of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Lloyd (Josephine) Richards of Chicago, Ill. She was predeceased by two children and her husband, L. J. King, former North Union Township tax collector. The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Johnston funeral home, Uniontown, with Dr. Earl P. Confer officiating. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 2, 1962, page 8, column 5

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Lucy Elizabeth KING ( -1948)

MRS. LUCY KING

  SCOTTDALE, July 7,— Mrs. Lucy Elizabeth King, 82, died at 11:30 o’clock Tuesday night at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Fuller in 306 Eleanor avenue, after a brief illness. She was a former resident of Connellsville until 20 years ago when she went to reside with the Fullers. Mrs. King was a daughter of the late L. C. and Mary Elizabeth Brundidge and was the last surviving member of a family of eight children. Her husband, A. P. King, and one son, John King, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Christian Missionary and Alliance Church of Connellsville and the Woman’s Benefit Association. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bessie M. Dieter of Pittsburgh and Mrs. James Fuller of Scottdale and one son, David R. King of Portland, Ore. The body has been removed to the Ferguson funeral home, Scottdale, where the funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon in charge of Rev. Vernon Orner, pastor of the Youngwood C. M. and A. Church. Burial will be made in Hill Grove Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, July 7, 1948, page 2, column 4

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Marguerite KING ( -1995)

Marguerite King

   Marguerite King, 92, of the Lint Personal Care Home, Connellsville, Pa., passed away Thursday, Oct. 5, 1995. She is survived by one son, Robert and his wife, Pat King of Bridgeton, N.J.; a daughter, Mrs. George (Betty B.) Wingard of Dunbar, Pa.; a brother, Howard Roush of Gates, Pa.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Richard Kucera Funeral Home, 127 East Fairview Ave., Connellsville, this evening from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 11:30 a.m., the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1995

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Mary Collins KING (1855-1927)

MRS. MARY KING

   Mrs. Mary King, aged 71 years, wife of John King, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Stewart in Point Marion, Monday night, March 7, 1927, at 8 o’clock. She was born on July 21, 1855, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Collins. On January 1, 1877, she was united in marriage to Mr. King and to this union three children were born, two girls and one boy. Mrs. King was a member of the Hazel Wood Baptist church which she joined in early childhood. Mr. and Mrs. King have been residents of Bruceton Mills, W. Va., for the past eight years but were spending the winter at the Stewart home. In addition to her husband Mrs. King is survived by three children, Mrs. Laura Stewart of Point Marion, Charles King of Bruceton Mills, W.Va., and Mrs. McKishen of Elmer, N.J. Funeral services will be held in the Pisgah, W.Va., church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with the Rev. Jeremiah Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the King cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 9, 1927, page 3, column 2

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Maurice E. KING (1928-1994)

Maurice King, U.S. Steel retiree

   Maurice E. King, 66, of Portage, Ind., died Thursday, Oct. 20, 1994, at Valpariso Hospital in Indiana. He was born Sept 6, 1928, in Smithton, R.D. 1, a son of the late John R. and Lillie Mae Poole King. He was a retired U.S. Steel employee at the Gary Indiana works. Surviving are two sons, Larry W. King and Edward J. King, both at home; a sister, Mary Royall of Brantford, Ontario, Canada, and a brother, Francis M. King of Dawson, R.D. 1. He was predeceased by his wife, Olga Brown King.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1994

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bullet Michael L. KING died in 1940. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

Michael L. King
Uniontown - Michael L. King, last of Fayette county's surviving veterans of the Civil War, died in the Uniontown hospital. He observed his 93rd birthday last March 4.

Death followed an illness of several months, his condition having become serious a week ago yesterday when he was removed to the hospital from the Pierce residence at Phillips, where he made his home for many years. Following the death of his daughter, Mrs. Jacob F. Pierce, at Phillips, last August 7, Mr. King continued to make his home with Mr. Pierce. Mrs. King, the former Deborah Gilkey King, died 13 years ago.

The aged veteran, faculties keen and until a year ago active in health and a participant in the annual Memorial Day program here, always took a lively interest in current events and particularly in the work of Service and patriotic organizations. He was loved by all who knew him.

Mr. King served through the Civil War with Company I, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and following the was became affiliated with the George Cribbs Post, G. A. R., of Greensburg, where he retained his membership through the years although he was active in the affairs of the Will F. Stewart Post of Uniontown until its dissolution after the last member of the Post had died. He was also a member of the Methodist church at Greensburg. Mr. King was born at Youngwood, Westmoreland county, on March 4, 1847.

Surviving Mr. King are one son, Rev. Charles F. King, of Loudensville, O., and one daughter, Mrs. Anna Burns of Elliottsville. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
(The Charleroi Mail - 12/10/1940)


bullet Nannie J. KING died in 1891. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

KING, NANNIE J.
Nannie J., aged 12 years, died at the home of her parents, Thomas H. and Catherine KING, in New Haven, on Saturday, October 10th.  Interment at Laurel Hill on Monday. 
Courier  Fri.  Oct. 16, 1891


Rev. Oliver O. KING ( -1931)

REV. O. O. KING

   Rev. O. O. King, 46, pastor of the Free Methodist church, Indiana, Pa., died at 6 p.m. Monday, October 5, 1931, in the Indiana Memorial Hospital following a prolonged illness which confined him to his bed for the last five weeks. Death was due to complications. Rev. King was well known in Uniontown having served as pastor, for three years, of the Cove Run Free Methodist church, about nine years ago at which time he made for himself a host of friends and acquaintances who will mourn his passing. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Oliver King, together with the following children: Orion W. King, Uniontown; Mrs. Florence Carver, and Mrs. Ruth Payne, both of Rochester, Pa.; Mrs. Sara Jones, Aliquippa, and Ray King, at home. Three grandchildren also survive. The body will be removed to the home of his son Orion, here and funeral services will be solemnized in the Free Methodist church, Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, in charge of Rev. Mr. Zahalzer, of Pittsburgh. Burial will be at Sylvan Heights.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, October 7, 1931, page 12, column 2

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Richard J. KING ( -1997)

Richard J. King

   Richard J. King, 63, of 215 Broad St., Scottdale, Upper Tyrone Township, died today, January 10, 1997, in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 West Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, and will be announced.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1997

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Roman KING ( -1935)

ROMAN KING

   Roman King, aged 69, died at 9:50 o’clock Thursday night, December 12, 1935, in the family residence, Beeson street extension, following a protracted illness of complications. He is survived by his widow, Evaline King, and several children. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, December 13, 1935, page 7, column 2

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bullet Sara Catherine KING died in 1916. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

KING, SARA CATHERINE
Mrs. Sara Catherine KING, 49 years old, wife of Jerry KING died yesterday at the family residence on McCoy’s road.  She had been in poor health for some time passed.  Funeral tomorrow morning at 9:30 o’clock with interment in the King family cemetery near Springfield.  Deceased was a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Harmon FOSBRINK and was well known in and about
Connellsville. Courier   Fri. 2-4-1916   pg. 2  


William KING ( -1934)

WILLIAM KING

   William King, aged 78 died Thursday afternoon, October 25, 1934, in the home of a son, Arthur H. King, Areford boulevard, Laurel Terrace. Death followed a brief illness. The body was removed to Johnston’s mortuary to be prepared for burial. It will leave this morning, aboard the 6:35 train for Milford, N.H., where funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, October 26, 1934, page 11, column 1

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William Joseph KING (1973-1996)

William J. King

   William (Billy) Joseph King, 22, of Prospect St., Smithfield, died suddenly, Monday, Jan. 1, 1996, at his home. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Feb. 1, 1973, a son of William Oliver and Joyce Jean Minick King of Smithfield. In addition to his parents he is survived by one brother, Harley Davis King, at home; his paternal grandparents, William McClelland and Margaret Myers King of Morgantown, W. Va.; and maternal grandparents, Nick and Frances Sagosky Masi of Oliver, Pa. He had attended Albert Gallatin High School. The family will receive friends in the JOHN F. BROWNFIELD FUNERAL HOME, SMITHFIELD, PA., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until 10 a.m., when services will be conducted with Evangelist Guy Provance, pastor of the Uniontown Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will follow in Fletcher Cemetery, Cheat Neck, W. Va.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1996

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Woodrow W. KING ( -1995)

WOODROW W. KING

   Woodrow w. King, 81, of 701 Parker Ave., Scottdale, died Monday, May 29, 1995, at Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. Friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, where funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Robert H. Bixel and the Rev. Dr. Terry V. Murray co-officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Scottdale Cemetery with full military rites at graveside bestowed by the Southmoreland Veterans Association.


Woodrow King

   Woodrow W. King, 80, of Dawson died early this morning at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the RALPH E. GALLEY FUNERAL HOME, Main Street, Dawson.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1995

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Clark KINNEER ( -1967)

KINNEER FUNERAL

  MOUNT PLEASANT— The funeral service for Clark Kinneer will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Saloom funeral home, with Rev. Francis Bach officiating. Interment will be in Mount Joy Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, January 24, 1967, page 11, column 4

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bullet Henry KINNEER died in 1869. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

KINNEER-July 24, 1859, Henry, son of Joseph and Eliza Kinneer, aged 20 years, 3 mos, and 23 days.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown. Sept. 9, 1869.


Neil E. KINNEER (1925-1996)

Neil E. Kinneer

   Neil E. Kinneer, age 70, of Acme, R.D. 1, died this morning in the Latrobe Area Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711 Melcroft.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– August 7, 1925
   Died—– May 16, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1996

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Anna Gabor KINNICK (1907-2003)

ANNA GABOR KINNICK

Anna (Gabor) Kinnick, 95, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, in Foxboro Manor, Uniontown, Pa. Anna was born Dec. 27, 1907, in Miller Farm, Menallen Township, Pa., a daughter of Michael and Maria (Kobala) Gabor. Her husband, John Kinnick; two sisters, Mary Berish and Sophia Tobal; and her parents preceded her in death. Anna was a member of Saint Mary's (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church, Jednota Sokol Lodge. She is survived by sisters and a brother, Helen Pensock of Parma, Ohio, Kathryn Speshock of Uniontown, Pa., George Gabor and Donna of Norton, Ohio, and JoAnn Ott and her husband, Allan of Brooklyn, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received today from 4 to 8 p.m., in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., A Dignity Memorial Provider, 603 North Gallatin Ave., Uniontown, Pa., and on Friday until 9:15 a.m., the hour of a prayer service, in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 10 a.m., in Saint Mary's (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church, with the Rev. Fr. Micah E. Kozoil as Celebrant. Interment will be in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa. Parish Wake service will be held today at 5 p.m., in the funeral home. ©The Herald Standard 2003


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

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Calvin Frederick KINSELL (1874-1948)

CALVIN F. KINSELL

   Calvin Frederick Kinsell, 73, of Clarksville died Tuesday night at his home. He was born April 2, 1874 near Uniontown, a son of the late Isaac Kinsell and Rachel Inks Kinsell. He was a retired coal miner and lived most of his adult life in the Clarksville area. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lillian McCune Kinsell; seven daughters, Mrs. Earl Douglas, Mrs. Lee Arnold, Mrs. Laura Hixon and Mrs. William Boyd of Clarksville, Mrs. Oliver Houston of Brier Hill, Mrs. Harry White of Marianna and Mrs. Perry W. Cummins of Waynesburg; four sons, Alfred, Louis, Howard and Earl Kinsell, all of Clarksville; 28 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. George Crago of Hopwood, Mrs. James Hannan and Mrs. John Hannan of Lemont Furnace, and Mrs. George Wyles of Masontown; three brothers, John and Isaac Kinsell of Lemont Furnace and William Kinsell of Vestaburg No. 3. The funeral service was held at 2 o’clock this afternoon at the home of his son, Alfred, at Clarksville. Interment was made in County Memorial Park.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, September 3, 1948, page 2, column 4

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bullet Mollie KINSELLA died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Mollie Kinsella, widow of Timothy Kinsella, chief steward at the Uniontown Country Club for 10 years prior to his death in 1936, died suddenly on Tuesday, June 8, 1938, at her home in Buffalo, N. Y., according to word received here yesterday.
The Kinsellas were popular with a wide circle of friends during their say at the Country club.  Congenial and affable, they enjoyed acquaintances throughout the region.  Upon "Tim's" death a year and a half ago, Mrs. Kinsella removed to Buffalo, where she resided with a cousin, Stacia Glendon, 231 Vermont street.
Word of her death was sent Mrs. Kathryn Recknor, 225 Connellsville street. Mrs. Kinsella's only survivor is her cousin in Buffalo, where funeral services will be held Friday morning.  Burial will take place in that city.


bullet Tim M. KINSELLA died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Timothy M. Kinsella, for nine years steward of the Uniontown Country Club, and widely known in Uniontown and Fayette county, died suddenly Tuesday night, June 29, at 9:15 o'clock in Buffalo, N.Y., where he had been located for the past year.  Death was attributed to a heart attack and came as he crossed the street to the establishment which he and Mrs. Kinsella had been managing since leaving Uniontown last June.
Mr. Kinsella came to Uniontown from Jamestown, N.Y., 11 years ago. Following a service of two years at the White Swan he accepted the position of steward of the Uniontown Country Club where he was popularly known to hundreds of friends.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mollie McDonald Kinsella, now of Buffalo. No word has been received relative to funeral arrangements.
(newspaper dated July 1, 1937)


Joseph Anthony KIRAL (1924-1997)

Joseph Kiral

   Joseph Anthony Kiral, 72, of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 6, died Friday, Jan. 10, 1997 at Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. He was born March 13, 1924 in Hecla, son of the late John and Ann Kalata Kiral. Prior to his retirement, he was employed at the Overmyer Mould Co. of Greensburg. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army-Air Force in the Philippines. He was a member of the American Legion Post 446 of Mount Pleasant, and was a member of Visitation R.C. Church of Mount Pleasant. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lois Harbaugh Kiral; two daughters; Darlene Auer of Tempe, Ariz. And Marilyn Love of Mill Run; three grandchildren, Gregory and David Auer and Arlene Emerick; two great-grandchildren, Carley Se Emerick and Shayne Auer; a brother, Michael Kiral of Mount Pleasant; and a sister, Bette Grobleski of Sun City, Ariz. He was preceded in death by four brothers; three sisters; a son, Mark Kiral; and a grandson, Joseph Ames. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Galone-Caruso’s, 204 Eagle Street, Mount Pleasant. A funeral Mass will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Visitation R.C. Church, Mount Pleasant, with the Rev. Gregory F. Premoshis as celebrant. Interment with full military honors at Visitation Parish Cemetery, Mount Pleasant.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1997

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Sadie KIRKPATRICK ( -1931)

FLATWOODS WOMAN”S
FUNERAL TOMORROW

   Miss Sadie Kirkpatrick, 47-year-old resident of Flatwoods who was killed accidentally Tuesday night by a discharge of a shotgun while she was seated in a chair in the kitchen of her home, will be laid to rest on Friday afternoon. There will be a brief service at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stewart, her brother-in-law and sister, at 1:30 o’clock, followed by a full service at 2 o’clock at the Flatwoods Baptist Church. Rev. Leslie Megargee, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be made in the church cemetery. Besides her mother, Mrs. William Kirkpatrick, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Stewart and Miss Mary Kirkpatrick, and seven brothers, John of Dillinger, William of Smock, James of Grindstone, Allen of Cleveland, George of Glenshaw, Wilbur of Gillespie and Samuel, at home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, November 12, 1931, page 6, column 3

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Andy KISAK ( -1925)

ANDY KISAK

   Andy Kisak, aged 67 years, of 105 Coolspring street, died at the Uniontown hospital, Tuesday evening, May 12, 1925, at 11:38 o’clock from hardening of the arteries. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Andy, Jr., of Braznell, John, at home, and three daughters, Lulu, at home, Mrs. Mary Banik, of Cherry Valley, Pa., and Mrs. Emma Bolash, of Uniontown. Funeral services will be held from the late home Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock followed by interment in Park Place cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 14, 1925, page 3, column 2

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Marie KISAK ( -1927)

MRS. MARIE KISAK

   Mrs. Marie Kisak, window of Andrew Kisak, died in Uniontown hospital at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 29, 1927, of complications. She is survived by five children: Andrew of Brownsville; John of Uniontown; Mrs. Mary Banik of Cherry Valley; Mrs. Emma Bolash and Lula Kisak of Uniontown. She will be buried from the home of her son, John, 105 Coolspring street, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be in Park Place Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, October 1, 1927, page 15, column 1

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Terry L. KISHEL (1974-1974)

KISHEL, TERRY L.— Age two months and six days, died in Children’s Hospital on Sunday, August 25, 1974. Surviving are his parents, Albert and Susan Booker Kishel of Allison 2; one brother, Albert; twin sister, Michaelle; paternal grandparents, Charles and Garnet Booker of Allison 2. Friends will be received in the Joseph E. Flack Funeral Home, Legion St., Republic, today from 9 a.m. to noon, and in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Uniontown, until 1 p.m., when a blessing service will be held, with Rev. Paul Payerchin officiating. Interment will be in LaFayette Memorial Park.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, August 27, 1974, page 17, column 7

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John KISINGER ( -1862)

DIED

   At his residence in Brownsville, on Saturday the 10th inst., after a short but painful illness JOHN KISINGER, Esq., aged 51 years 10 months and 26 days.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, May 22, 1862, Vol. II, No. 16, page 5, column 3

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Anna KISSEL ( -1945)

KISSEL, ANNA—, aged 64 years, died February 1, 1945, at 9:40 a.m., in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Stofcheck, of Little Chicago, R. D., Carmichaels. Her husband, George Kissel, preceded her in death in 1936. In addition to Mrs. Stofcheck she is survived by the following children; Mrs. Anna Bormann, of Macedonia, O.; Joseph M., of Uniontown; Mrs. Helen Russi, of Herbert; George A., of Hibbs; Sgt. Andrew J., with the U. S. Army in France; 17 grandchildren; three brothers, George Novotny, of Crucible; John and Joseph in Europe. Friends will be received in the Stofcheck home after 4 o’clock this afternoon where brief services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock and followed by additional rites in St. Peter’s Slovak Lutheran Church, Uniontown, with Rev. I. E. Vangor officiating. Interment in Park Place Cemetery under the direction of C. B. Dearth Sons, New Salem.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, February 2, 1945, page 3, column 1

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Annie C. KISSINGER (1862-1943)

KISSINGER, MRS. ANNIE C.— aged 80 years, died at her home in Hopwood Saturday afternoon, July 31, of complications. She was the widow of the late John Calvin Kissinger and was born in Dunbar, November 27, 1862. Surviving is a half-sister, Mrs. John Nash of Sewickley, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was a member of Christ Methodist Church of this city. Funeral services will be held in the Johnston Mortuary Chapel, 65 North Gallatin avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. J. W. Shell officiating. Burial will be in the Hopwood Cemetery. Friends received at the Johnston Mortuary.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, August 2, 1943, page 2, column 2

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bullet George McClellan KISSINGER died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

George McClellan Kissinger, aged 66, died at his late home in Hopwood, at 3:20 p.m., Saturday, October 17, 1931, of complications extending over a period of the past year.  Mr. Kissinger was a native of Hopwood having been born there April 9, 1865, the son of William and Elizabeth Kissinger.  He followed the blacksmith trade until his retirement about 10 years ago.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Kissinger; two sons, Frank and William Kissinger, Hopwood, and one daughter, Mrs. Lydia Young, Palmer and one sister, Mrs. Bessie Lincoln, Hopwood.
Mr. Kissinger was a member of Fort Necessity Lodge, I.O.O.F. No. 254.
Funeral services will be conducted at the family residence Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. R. L. Carraway, pastor of the Hopwood Methodist Protestant church and Rev. W. H. McKinney, pastor of the Central Christian church, Uniontown.  Burial will be in the Hopwood cemetery.


bullet Henry D. KISSINGER died in 1863. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

DIED.
On the 22nd of November, 1962. At Fairchance, Fayette county, Pa, after an illness of two weeks, HENRY D. KISSINGER, aged 7 years, 9 months and 19 days, oldest son of Alcinda and William F. Kissinger, member of the 2d Va. Cavalry.
From the earliest development of Henry's disposition he was obedient, meek and self-denying, and when disease was fast emaciating his form the same traits were manifest; on Friday night previous to his death, when his sufferings were most intense not a murmur was heard, his only exclamations were, "Oh Mother, Mother, place your hand upon my head."  The affectionate aid and sympathies of a mother, the prayers of an absent father offered upon the "tented field," could not alleviate his sufferings or ward off the unerring aim of Death.
Henry's sickness now is o'er,
Death will visit him no more'
No more he'll need a mother's aid
The full demands he now hath paid.
 
No fever there his lips will burn,
No wandering thoughts his mind can turn;
Those golden ringlets there shall rest
In safety on a "Saviour's breast."
 
The Shepherd all his flock doth know,
And for them thro' his breast doth flow
Unending love, untiring care—
As in his arms the lambs will bear.
    Mary Humbert.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Jan. 15, 1863.
Vol. 2, No. 49, Pg. 5, Col. 2.
 


John Calvin KISSINGER ( -1941)

JOHN CALVIN KISSINGER

   John Calvin Kissinger, 59, died at his home in Fairchance, Monday afternoon, October 6, 1941, at 12:15 o’clock following a lengthy illness of a heart condition. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Kissinger of Fairchance. Surviving are a brother, William E. Kissinger, at home, and three sisters, Mrs. Louise Tewell, Mrs. Catherine Hostettler and Mrs. Sophia Cole, all of Fairchance. A brother, Clark Kissinger, preceded him in death. The body will be removed this evening from the R. L. Sharp Funeral Home, Fairchance, to the family residence where funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Mr. Harms, assisted by Rev. Harry Humbert, will officiate. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, October 7, 1941, page 14, column 1

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Marguerite Rush KISSINGER ( -1945)

Active Republican Leader Summoned
Mrs. Marguerite Rush Dies Here

   Mrs. Marguerite Rush Kissinger, Hopwood, member of a prominent Uniontown family, died at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, August 8, 1945, in Uniontown Hospital. Very active in the Women’s Republican Council, Mrs. Kissinger was serving her third term as county committeewoman in South Union township. She was a member of Uniontown Flower Club and also a member of the Second Presbyterian church. Surviving are her husband, Frank Kissinger; her parents, Mrs. And Mrs. G. Orville Rush, Uniontown, and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Ina Hannan, Mrs. Paul Dunn, T. Quay Rush, all of Uniontown; Mrs. Clarence Wilkey, Connellsville, and Mrs. Rachel Sturgeon, Cleveland. Friends are being received in the Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown street, where funeral services will be held at 2:30 Friday afternoon. Dr. H. H. Will, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Sylvan Heights cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 9, 1945, page 1, column 2

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bullet William KISSINGER died in 1918. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

KISSINGER, WILLIAM

WILLIAM KISSINGER, 18 years old, died Thursday at his home at Fairchance of influenza.  Dod  12-19-1918    
Weekly Courier  Wed. 12-25-1918


Catherine KITTA [KITA] (1910-2012)

Catherine Kitta [Kita]

   Catherine (Keto) Kita [Kitta], age 101, of Perryopolis, Pa., passed away August 4, 2012. She was born October 10, 1910 in Warsaw, Poland. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Sophia (Sowa) Kita. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1913, when she was a little girl of three. She was a bellowed Aunt to many Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews and Great, Great Nieces and Nephews. She will be sadly missed by all of them. Catherine was a life-long member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Perryopolis, PA. She loved to sew, cross stitch, crochet, and cook. She made beautiful aprons and clothes by hand. She is survived by the following nieces and nephews; Carol Nucci (Don) of Stockdale, Sophia Murray (Jack) of Grindstone, Cecelia Biggerstaff (David) of Belle Vernon, Beverly Fedutes (Mike) of Perryopolis, John A. Clay, Jr. (Margaret Ann) of Perryopolis; Great nieces and nephews: Gianna McFadden (BJ), Heather Pellick (Troy), Bethany Henderson (Matt), Jenifer O’Hern (Aaron), John A. Clay (Jill), Stephanie Rerko (Chris), Ryan Clay and several great, great, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Albert Keto and wife, Ann, Joseph Keto, sister, Mary Clay and brother-in-law John, Sr. Friends will be received by the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 305 Rear Independence Street, Perryopolis, PA today where a prayer service will be held at 10:00 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Perryopolis, Pa., with Father Anthony Ditto and Father James Petrovsky co-celebrants. Interment will be in St. Johns Cemetery, Perryopolis, PA. A wake service will be held today in the funeral home.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, August 8, 2012

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Maude Jeanne KITTELL ( -1929)

KITTELL FUNERAL

   Funeral services for Maude Jeanne Kittell, aged 13 years and 6 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Kittell of 4513 Forbes street, Pittsburgh, who died on Monday, January 7, were held in St. Paul’s cathedral, Pittsburgh, Thursday morning, January 10, followed by burial in Calvary cemetery. The Kittells formerly lived in Pittsburgh street, Uniontown. Miss Kittell was a niece of J. A. Kittell formerly of Republic and Brownfield, now living at Ansted, W. Va.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, January 16, 1929, page 4, column 4

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Stella C. KLAMERUS (1922-1994)

Stella C. Klamerus

   Stella C. Klamerus, 71, of Thompson Two passed away Saturday, July 2, 1994, in Fayette Health Care Center, Uniontown. She was born Sept. 11, 1922, in Daisytown, Pa., a daughter of the late Albert and Bridget Kois Klamerus. She was a member of The Church of The Madonna in Cardale, Polish-American Club, and The Polish Highlanders, and was a retired housekeeper from St. Hugh’s R.C. Church in Carmichaels. Surviving are a sister-in- law, Mary Ann Klamers, and a brother-in-law, Mike Karoffa both of Thompson Two; three nephews, Gerald Karoffa of Perryopolis, Brunnel S. Klamers of Thompson Two, and Albert J. Klamers of Allison Two; two nieces, Bridget Ann Cavrak of Braznell and Maureen Dudash of California, Pa.; several greatnieces and greatnephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Nellie Karoffa, and two brothers, Brunnel Klamers and Frank Klamers. Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME, Legion St., Republic, on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, July 6, (time to be announced) followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in The Church of The Madonna, Cardale, with Rev. Fr. Ronald J. Rutkowski as celebrant. Interment will follow in The Church of The Madonna Cemetery, Cardale.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1994

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Elizabeth M. KLECA (1919-2007)

   Elizabeth M. Kleca, 88, of Leisenring, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Aug. 8, 2007, at Mt. St. Macrina Manor, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. She was born June 19, 1919, in Oliver, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of the late Frank and Anna Kempak Donesec. Elizabeth was a loving homemaker for many years. She was a member of Holy Trinity R.C. Church, in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa. She is survived by her children Audrey Pettineo, of Jupiter, Fla., John and Marlee Kleca, of Tacoma, Wash., Connie Bates, of Connellsville, Eleanor and Dan Reuther, of Englishtown, N.J., Mary and Joe Burns, of Boundbrook, N.J., Ted Kleca, of Largo, Fla., and Joseph and Jeanne Kleca, of Bethlehem, Pa.; 21 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, John Kleca, on July 1, 1990; two children, Frank Kleca and Patricia Case; and a grandson, Billy Bates. Family and friends will be received from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, and 1:00 to 3:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME, INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where a Blessing Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday. A Funeral Mass will follow in Holy Trinity R.C. Church at 10:00 a.m., with the Rev. Fr. Dennis Bogusz, as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity R.C. Cemetery, Connellsville. A Parish Wake Service will be held in the Funeral Home at 8:45 p.m. Sunday.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August 10, 2007

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Francis E. KLECA (1950-1974)

   Francis E. Kleca, of South Amboy, New Jersey, formerly of Leisenring 1, died suddenly Tuesday morning at South Amboy General Hospital. He was born June 22, 1950, at Connellsville, a son of John and Elizabeth Donesec Kleca. He was employed as a teacher by the New Jersey Board of Education. He was a member of the St. Thomas Moore R. C. Church in N. J. He is survived, in addition to his parents, by five sisters, Mrs. Floyd (Audrey Pettineo of Rochell Park, N.J.; Mrs David (Connie) Bates, Mrs Daniel (Eleanore) Reuther and Mrs Paul (Mary) McClintock, both of Englishtown, N.J. and Miss Patricia Kleca, of Lodi, N.J. and three brothers, John Kleca Jr of Washington State, and Joseph Kleca of Easton, PA .


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, April 3, 1974

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Iola Pearl KLEINHENZ (1927-1997)

Iola Pearl Kleinhenz

   Iola Pearl Kleinhenz, 69, of South Connellsville, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, in the Fayette Health Care Center, Uniontown. She was born Oct. 14, 1927, at Bitner, a daughter of Iola Pearl Pinkney Shoenberger of South Connellsville and the late William H. Shoenberger. She was a graduate of Connellsville High School in 1945 and of the Brownsville School of Nursing. She was employed as a registered nurse at the former Connellsville State General Hospital for 25 years and had also worked at St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh. She attended the Little Summitt United Methodist Church. In addition to her mother, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Edna) Kalp of Donegal; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her father, she was predeceased by her husband, William Kleinhenz; two brothers, Eugene Robert and William H. Shoenberger; and seven sisters, Eleanor Faye Keown, Mary Ann Heater, Julia Sherwood, Lois Eilene Turney, Sandra Cossell, Betty Richter and Nancy Smith. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Kerry Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Bowman-Flatwoods Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, February, 1997

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Kletcho, 68, died in her home on the Walnut Hill road, at 9:30 o'clock Monday evening, June 7, 1937, following a protracted illness.
Surviving are her husband, John Kletcho, and the following children:  John, Jr., and Stephen, both of Leith; Nicholas and Michael at home; Mrs. Helen Petras, Akron, O., Mrs. Mary Breynay, Czechoslovakia.  A brother, John Molenock, of Uniontown, and 13 grandchildren also survive.
Brief services in the home at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon are to be followed by additional rites in St. John's G. C. church in charge of Rev. Fr. Peter Dolinay.  Burial will be in the church cemetery at Hopwood.


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

John Kletcho, of Walnut Hill road, died yesterday at 8:37 a.m., in the Uniontown hospital following a brief illness.  His wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Kletcho, preceded him in death by 10 days.
Surviving are four sons:  John, Jr., and Stephen of Leith, and Nicholas and Michael, at home, and two daughters:  Mrs. Helen Petras of ??
(balance of obit is missing)


Bessie F. KLINE ( -1951)

MRS. BESSIE F KLINE

   Mrs. Bessie F. Kline, 66, of Evans Manor, died at 2:40 p.m. in Uniontown Hospital. She is survived by a son, Elmer Brooks and a daughter, Mrs. Grace Cage, both of Cumberland, Md.; two brothers, Daley P. Whitacre and Clyde of Martinsburg, W. Va.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Hanlan of Everttsville, W. Va.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Burhans Funeral Home at Dunbar. Burial will be made in Franklin Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, May 10, 1951, page 10, column 4

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bullet Rufus M. KLINE died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Rufus M. Kline, aged 74, died Tuesday afternoon at his home in South Brownsville after a brief illness.  Mr. Kline was a retired river man and had worked for the government his entire life.  He is survived by his widow, Rose B. Kline and three daughters.  Short funeral services were held at his home Thursday afternoon at 1:30 followed by additional services at the Hewett church at Rices Landing at 3 o'clock.  Rev. E. H. Greenlee officiated.  Burial in the church cemetery.
(News Standard Jan 8, 1931)


Arnold J. KLINK Stone  (1908-1972)

KLINK, ARNOLD J.— Age 63 years, of Davidson Mine, near Point Marion, died Wednesday, February 16, 1972 in the West Virginia University Medical Center, Morgantown, W. Va. He was a retired miner and a member of the UMWA Local No. 6326 and the Point Marion Apostolic Church. Born in Dunbar on March 27, 1908, he is survived by his wife, Sylvia Smitley Klink; three sons, Henry L. of Transfer, Pa.; James Arnold of Cresson, Pa.; and Allen Keith at home; one daughter, Mrs. Ada Mae Salisbury of Lake Lynn; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Harold and Paul, both of Dunbar. He was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters. Friends will be received in the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, after 7 this evening, and until 1 p.m. Saturday, the hour of service, with Rev. Charles K. Krause, his pastor, and Mr. John R. James, pastor of the Oak Grove Christian Church, officiating. Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 17, 1972, page 8, column 1

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Athelda E. Coulter KLINK (1918-2004)

Athelda E. Klink

Athelda E. Klink, 86, of Markleysburg, Pa., passed away Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, in Washington County Health Care Center. She was born July 24, 1918, in Ashtabula, Ohio, daughter of the late Ottley and Edith Alexander Coulter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence A. Klink, in 1983; a son, James Klink; and two brothers, David and John Coulter. Surviving are six children, Leona Starr and husband, Clell of Toronto, Ohio, Andrew "Jack" Klink and wife, Jeannie of Ravenna, Ohio, Sandra Raymond of Richmond, Va., Cathleen Krakau and husband, Douglass of Hopwood, Barbara Mahaffey and husband, Sam of Mineral, Va., and Jesse Klink and wife, Mary of Markleysburg; 24 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 11 a.m., the hour of the service. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


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

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Betty Gean Frazee KLINK (1943-2006)

Betty Gean Klink

Betty Gean Klink, 62, of Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa., (Jumonville), died Thursday, June 1, 2006, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born November 15, 1943, in Markleysburg, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of the late Mamie Frazee. Betty was a homemaker. She is survived by her children: William D. Klink, of Jumonville, Fayette County, Pa., Brenda Matthews and husband, Perry, of Mount Independence, Fayette County, Pa., Kristie Rankin and husband, Mark, of Jumonville, Marty Klink and wife, Sherry, of Jumonville, Lori Pindro and husband, Jeff, of Jumonville; ten grandchildren: Travis, Brian, Bri, Samantha, Jeremy, Kellie Jean, M.J., Cody, Christopher, and Josie; two great-grandchildren: Brian and Emily; a brother, Bobby; and a sister, Virginia. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Klink, who died July 21, 2003, and a daughter, Theresa. Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., on Sunday from 1 to 9 p.m. and on Monday, June 5, 2006, until 11 a.m. the hour of service with Pastor Gerald Capan officiating.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, June 3, 2006

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Bridget Louise KLINK ( -1955)

KLINK, BRIDGET LOUISE — Aged 76 of North Point Marion, (Blosser Hill) died in her residence, Friday December 2, 1955, following a lingering illness. She was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Church, Scottddale. She is survived by her husband, Samuel Charles Klink, five sons, George D, St. Petersburg, FL; Elmer L. and Theodore, Cleveland, O.; Robert S., Pt. Marion; Eugene P. at home; four daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Ada) Mosako, Uniontown; Mrs. Dorsey (Anna Belle) Mosako, Pt. Marion; Mrs. Martin (Bessie) Migrock, Jacobs Creek; Florence R., at home; twenty grandchildren; forty-five great grandchildren. She was predeceased by one son, John H. Klink. Friends are being received in the Herod Funeral Home, Pt. Marion until Monday at 1:30 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. W. Stanton River, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church, Pt. Marion. Internment will be in Alverton Cemetery, Alverton.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, December 3, 1955, page 6, column 6

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Dana Hill KLINK (1932-2008)

Dana (Hill) Klink

Dana (Hill) Klink, age 76, of Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Thursday, August 28, 2008, in her home. She was born February 5, 1932, in Morgantown, W.Va., daughter of the late John H. and Susie (O'Neal) Hill.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harry M. Klink, on April 30, 2007, and two sisters, Colleen Hall and JoAnn Craft. Dana was a Librarian and teacher's aide for St. John's Byzantine School, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. She was the devoted mother of David Klink and sister of Sabina Bates, both of Hopwood, Pennsylvania.

Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Pa. on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday until 11 a.m., the Hour of Service, with Reverend Randy Costolo, officiating. Interment will be in Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, August 29, 2008

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Daniel R. KLINK (2005-2005)

Daniel R. Klink

Daniel Robert Klink, infant son of Robert S. and Melissa A. (Thomas) Klink of Dunbar, Pa., was born Jan. 20, 2005 and passed away on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Pa. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Paul Klink, Sr. He is survived by his parents; maternal family members: grandmother, Regina Saxon and husband, James, grandfather, Gary Thomas and fiancée, Ruth, great-grandfather, Jessie and Uncle Jessie; paternal family members: grandmother, Sue Ann Klink, great-uncle, Paul Klink Jr.; great-grandmother, Loraine Klink, great-aunt, Arleen Burd, great-uncle, Barry Burd and great-uncle, Michael Klink.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, January 27, 2005

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Edward KLINK (1918-1919)

EDWARD KLINK

   Edward Klink, 15 months old, son of Henry and May Klink, of Dunbar Township, died Sunday of pneumonia. Funeral tomorrow afternoon, at 2 o'clock from the house, followed by interment in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 8, 1919, page 2, column 6

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Elizabeth KLINK (1871-1961)

KLINK, MRS. ELIZABETH — Aged 90, of Dunbar, died Friday morning, November 10, 1961 in her home. Born in Dunbar Township, March 3, 1871 she was the daughter of the late Joshua add and Sadie Martin Bodkin. She is survived by two daughters and six sons, Mrs. Anthony White, and Mrs. Russell Lowry, Dunbar; Joseph and Martin, Jumonville; Benjamin, Linza, Alfred and Fred, Dunbar; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-five great grandchildren; two brothers, Stoneroad and Albert Bodkin, Dunbar; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Hall and Mrs. Blanche Smitley, Dunbar. Friends are being received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, until Monday at 2 p.m., the hour of service. The Rev. Lewis Hunter will officiate. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, November 11, 1961, page 19, column 7

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Henry KLINK Stone  (1879-1950)

HENRY KLINK

Henry Klink, 72, of Dunbar died at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday morning while loading lumber near Kentuck School, near Dunbar. He was born in Dunbar January 23, 1879, a son of the late Alex and Mary Hiles Klink. He was a lumberman and lived in the Dunbar vicinity all of his life. Deceased was a member of the Local No. 6726, United Mine Workers. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Anna Barlow and Mrs. Fern Shoemaker of Dunbar; five sons, Harry, Arnold, and Joshua of Point Marion, Harold of Dunbar and Paul with the U.S. Army at Fort Dix, N.J.; 22 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Andrew of Lemont Furnace, John of Dunbar and Jacob of Clear Creek, W.V. and four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor of Point Marion and Mrs. Mae Bryner, Mrs. Hannah Widdows and Mrs. Susie Bodkil of Dunbar. His wife Lydia Klionk preceded him in death in 1947. The funeral service will be held at the Burhans Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. Marvin Welsh of Point Marion officiating. Internment will be in Franklin Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, November 16, 1950, page 2, column 3

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Henry 'Pete' L. KLINK, Sr. (1932-2008)

Henry L. "Pete" Klink, Sr.

Henry L. "Pete" Klink, Sr., 75, of Espyville, Pa., and a former longtime resident of the Point Marion, Fayette County, Pa., area, died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at the UPMC Regional Hospital in Greenville, Pennsylvania. Born June 14, 1932 in Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., he was a son of the late Arnold and Sylvia Smitley Klink. He was a coal miner, retired from Dunkard Mining, in Dilliner, Greene County, Pa., and a member of the U.M.W.A., and the NRA. An accomplished musician, Pete enjoyed playing country music in his spare time, and every Friday evening would find him playing at the Espyville Community Center. He liked being outdoors, and for many years, he traveled, camped and fished across the country. Surviving is one son, Henry L. Klink, Jr., and his wife, Cathy, of Greenville; three grandchildren: Jennifer L. Klink, Kimberly S. Furey and her husband, Benjamin, and Jared H. Klink; one great-grandson, Bryce B. Furey; a sister, Ada Sue Sine, of Morgantown, W.Va.; a brother, Keith Klink and his wife, Pat of Beulaville, North Carolina, and his dear friend and companion for the past several years, Geri Riley. Preceding him in death was his wife, Jacqueline Hawkins Klink, on May 1, 1999, a son, Barry W. Klink, daughter, Rose T. Klink, and a brother, James Klink. Friends will be received in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m., and Monday until 11:00 a.m., the hour of service, with Rev. David Lee Corob, officiating. Interment follows in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion, Pa.


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

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Harry M. KLINK (1930-2007)

Harry M. Klink

Harry M. Klink, 86, of Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Monday, April 30, 2007, in the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. He was born June 19, 1930, in Tippecanoe, Fayette County, Pa., son of the late Russell and Bessie Mahoney Klink. Surviving are his wife, Dana Hill Klink, and a son, David Klink, of Hopwood. Harry was a member of Brownfield Methodist Church. He retired from West Penn Power Company and served during the Korean War. He was a member of the AMVETS Post #103 Hopwood, The Hutchinson Sportsman's Club and Amend Sportsman's Club. Friends will be received in the Donald R. Crawford Funeral Home, Hopwood, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday until 11 a.m. the Hour of Service, with the Rev. Randy Costolo, officiating. Interment will follow in Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Chalk Hill, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, May 1, 2007

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Irene May Turner KLINK Stone  (1914-1938)

MRS. KLINK'S SERVICES

Funeral services for Mrs. Irene May Turner Klink, aged 24, wife of Clarence Klink who died at 11:10 o'clock Wednesday night in the Uniontown Hospital will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. Van Valin will officiate. Interment will be made in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Klink is survived by three children, James, Leona and Jack; her mother, Mrs. Florence Turner, of Chalk Hill; three brothers, Raymond, William and Albert and one sister, Mrs. Mary Thompson of Chalk Hill.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, September 22, 1938, page 6, column 4&5

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Iva Leona Hall KLINK Headstone (1887-1945)

MRS. ANDREW KLINK

Mrs. Iva Leona Klink, 58 years old, wife of Andrew Klink, died at 4:40 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at her home at Lemont Furnace, R.D. 1. She leaves her husband, four sons, Machinist’s Mate Clarence in the Southwest Pacific, Pfc. Alex in Germany, Pfc. Joseph and Cpl. Jacob in the southwest Pacific; five daughters, Mrs. Violet Turner, Mrs. Oliver Gilpin and Mrs. Dorothy Coulter of Lemont Furnace, Mrs. Aletha Marinella of Uniontown and Edith at home, and 16 grandchildren. She was a sister of Albert Hall of Dunbar, Ralph Hall, Masontown, George Hall of Rices Landing, Mrs. Laura Hall of Masontown, Mrs. Belle Wilson of Connellsville and Mrs. Martha Coking of Brownsville. Deceased was a member of the Free Methodist Church of Uniontown. There will be a funeral service at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at the home in charge of Rev. John P. Atkinson. Interment will be made in Mount Auburn Cemetery at Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, August 8, 1945

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Joseph KLINK (1889-1968)

JOSEPH KLINK

   Joseph Klink of Jumonville, formerly of Dunbar, died Saturday morning in Connellsville State General Hospital. He was born Nov. 23, 1889, in Dunbar, a son of the late John and Elizabeth Bodkin Klink. A WWI veteran, he was a member of Hughes Post No. 146, American Legion of Dunbar. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Hannah White of Dunbar and Mrs. Ruth Lowery of Morrell; five brothers, Benjamin, Linza, Alfred, Fred of Dunbar and Martin of Jumonville. Internment in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, May 6, 1968

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Lyda Pearl Martin KLINK Stone  (1903-1965)

MRS. H. W. KLINK

Mrs. Lyda Pearl Klink, 61, of Dunbar,R.D., died at 1:45 a.m. today in Monongalia Hospital, Morgantown, WV. She was born May 7,1903, in Dunbar, the daughter of the late Ruben and Mary Hiles Martin. She was a member of the Point Marion Apostolic Church.

Surviving are her husband, Harry W. Klink; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Betty) Smitley of Dunbar, Mrs. John (Jean) Corob of Point Marion; a son Harry W. Jr. with the U.S. Coast Guard at Staten Island, N.Y.; two grandchildren, and five sisters, Mrs. Bessie Martin of Connellsville, Mrs. Goldie Anderson of Lorian, Ohio, Mrs. Susie Beals and Mrs. Myrtle Hall of Dunbar and Mrs. Mary Brinker of Greensburg.

The body will be in the Burhans Funeral Home at Dunbar after 7 p.m. today. The funeral will be held there at 2 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Charles K. Krause of Point Marion officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, February 4, 1965, page 31, column 5

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Lydia Mae Bodkin KLINK (1884-1947)

MRS. HENRY KLINK

   Mrs. Lydia Mae Bodkin Klink, 62, died at 10:30 o'clock Thursday night at her home in Furnace Hill, Dunbar, after an extended illness. She was born in Dunbar township, July 7, 1884, a daughter of the late Joshua and Sadie Bodkin, and resided in that vicinity her entire life. Surviving are her husband, Henry Klink, five sons, Harry, Joshua and Arnold, all of Point Marion, Harold of Dunbar and Paul at home, two daughters, Mrs. Anna Bartholow and Mrs. Fern Shoemaker, both of Dunbar, 18 grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Blanche Smitley, Mrs. Elizabeth Klink and Mrs. Margaret Hall, all of Dunbar, three brothers, Stonerod and Albert Bodkin of Dunbar and Jackson Bodkin of Aliquippa. Friends will be received at the home after 5 o’clock this afternoon. Funeral arrangements, in charge of Burhans undertaking establishment at Dunbar, are incomplete.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, May 23, 1947, page 2, column 2


MRS. KLINK’S RITES

   The funeral service for Mrs. Lyda Mae Bodkin Klink of Furnace Hill, Dunbar, who died Thursday night at her home, will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the home. Rev. Raymond Hitchcock of Vanderbilt, formerly of Dunbar, will officiate. Burial will be made in Franklin Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, May 24, 1947, page 2, column 2

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Martin KLINK Stone  (1906-2003)

Martin Klink

Martin Klink, 96, of Hopwood, Pa., died Friday, February 14, 2003 in Uniontown Hospital. He was born September 13, 1906 in Dunbar, Pa., son of John Klink and Elizabeth Bodkin Klink. Martin was Protestant by faith and a retired Laborer from Shartzer Tire Company. His beloved wife, Helen B. Fike Klink, died January 14, 2002. Also deceased are five brothers, Benjamin, Fred, Joe, Linza and Alfred Klink, one sister, Hannah White, three granddaughters, and his parents. He is survived by his children: Ralph Klink and wife, Mary, of Hopwood, Pa., Lillian Shartzer of Farmington, Pa., Robert Klink and wife Ruth, James Klink and wife Connie, William Klink and wife Betty, Katherine Danko, and Frances Holt and husband, Earl, all of Hopwood, Pa.; a sister, Ruth Lowery of Morrell, Pa.; 22 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Pa., today from Noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, February 17, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with Rev. Dale Rexrode officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Cemetery.


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

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Mary Elizabeth "Bridgett" Miller KLINK (1939-2006)

Mary Elizabeth "Bridgett" Miller Klink

Mary Elizabeth "Bridgett" Miller Klink, age 66, of Point Marion, Fayette County, Pa., died Saturday, January 28, 2006. Born February 21, 1939, in Lake Lynn, Fayette County, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Paul and Harriet Johnson Miller. She retired from West Virginia University after 22 years employment, where she had worked as cashier at the Health Sciences Building and also in the Dietetic Department of the hospital. She was a member of the Ladies auxiliaries of the F.O.E. and the V.F.W. both in Point Marion and The Order of The Eastern Star.

She is survived by her husband, Terry Klink; three children: Earl "Tom" Jeffries, Jr., and Michael Jeffries, both of Point Marion, and Denise Jeffries and her companion, Barry Barton, of Masontown, Fayette County, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Terri Lynn Miller, of Point Marion; six grandchildren: Michelle, Aaron, Eric, Alicia, Michael, and Jessie; three great grandchildren: Cain, Emalie, and Kenzi; and three brothers: Harry Miller, of Washington state, Paul Miller, Jr., of Indiana state, and Roger Miller, of Point Marion.

Friends will be received in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, 501 Morgantown Street, Point Marion, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, January 31, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with the Rev. Charles Ruble officiating. Interment follows in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered to the American Cancer Society or Hospice Care.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, January 30, 2006

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Mary Hester KLINK ( -1936)

Mrs. Mary Hester Klink 82 years old, died at 4:15 o'clock  Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. LIzzie Taylor of Dunbar Furnace. She was the widow of Alexander Klink.

She leaves the following children; Henry, of Dunbar, Mrs. Lizzie Taylor, Dunbar Furnace, Andrew of Evans Manor, Jacob, Hillsboro, WV, John of Dunbar, Mrs. Mary Bryner, Dunbar, Mrs. Hannah Winsloes, Hardy Hill. There are 35 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at the Taylor home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Hitchcock will officiate. Burial in the Franklin cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, March 23, 1936, page 6, column 4

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Robert KLINK ( -1937)

Robert Klink, 14 year old Dunbar high school student, and first sleeping sickness victim for many years in Fayette County, died in the Connellsville State Hospital this morning at 6:30 a.m. of meningitis. Death had been expected momentarily since the spinal inflammation developed a week ago, as the youth was already greatly weakened from the effects of the encephalitis lethargica or sleeping sickness. Prior to the development of meningitis, the youth had appeared to be doing well and hope had been held out that he might recover. Appearance of meningitis was not unexpected, Dr. E. B. Guie reported today, as it frequently occurs as a sequal to the sleeping sickness. The youth, whose illness created a sensation in the county for nearly two months, since he was found unconscious by an aunt at whose home he had stopped for water on the way to school.

He is survived by his parents, Mr & Mrs Henry Klink and two brothers, Paul Eugene, age 10 and Harold age 16. Decision as to whether a postmortem examination will be made has not been reached. The body will be held at the Burhan's Funeral Home, Dunbar, until after final funeral arrangements are completed.

* Burial in Franklin Cemetery , Dunbar


Herald Standard, Uniontown, PA, November 16, 1937

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Rose Pavlik KLINK Stone  (1928-2005)

Rose Klink

Rose Klink, 77, of Lemont Furnace, Pa., passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2005, in St. Margaret's Hospital. She was born Aug. 28, 1928, at Nubbin Ridge, Pa., daughter of the late Demetre and Mary Kindrot Pavlik. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Angela Klink, and two sisters and four brothers, Margaret Lowery, Helen Solovey and Charles, Stephen, Mike and John Pavlik. Surviving are her husband, Jacob R. Klink; two children, Tim Klink and wife, Kim of Lemont Furnace, and Deborah Klink of Uniontown; two grandchildren, Angela Krantz and Ashley Klink; and one sister and one brother, Mary Saluga of Nubbin Ridge and George Pavlik of Florida. Rose was a member of St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME OF HOPWOOD, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 9:30 a.m., when a Panachida Service will be held, followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m., in St. John the Baptist Byzantine Church, with the Rev. Fr. Thomas J. Wesdock officiating. Interment will follow in the church Cemetery. Parastas Services will be held today at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, October 12, 2005

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Rose T. KLINK (1950-2007)

Rose T. Klink

Rose T. Klink, 57, of Bristolville, Ohio, and formerly of the Point Marion, Fayette County, Pa., area, died Friday, September 21, 2007, in Akron, Ohio. Born September 13, 1950, in Morgantown, W.Va., she was a daughter of Henry L. Klink, Sr., of Espyville, Pa., and the late Jacqueline F. Hawkins Klink. A United States Navy veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, she had been employed by Packard Electric for 30 years until her retirement in 2002. Rose was a member of the Cortland Moose Lodge, and enjoyed spending her time outdoors. She loved sitting outside, playing country music with her father, riding her 4-wheeler and motorcycle, and spending time on the computer. A very kind and giving person who loved helping her family and neighbors, Rose will be greatly missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing her.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her longtime friend and partner, Pam Dando, of Mineral Ridge, Ohio, a brother, Henry L. Klink, Jr., and his wife, Catherine, of Greenville, Pa.; a nephew, Jared Klink, and two nieces: Jennifer Klink, and Kimberly Furey and her husband, Ben, and their son, Bryce. Also preceding her in death is a brother, Barry W. Klink.

Friends will be received in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m., and on Tuesday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Wanda Brosky officiating. Interment follows in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion, with military rites accorded at the graveside by the V.F.W. Post 747, and the American Legion, Post 499, both of Point Marion.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, September 23, 2007

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Ruth A. 'Cookie' Lowther KLINK (1943-2010)

Ruth A. "Cookie" (Lowther) Klink

Ruth A. "Cookie" (Lowther) Klink, age 66, of Hopwood, Pennsylvania died peacefully at home on Friday, February 12, 2010. She was born on May 5, 1943, in Elm Grove, Pennsylvania, t h e daughter of William and Naomi Jean Lowther. She graduated from the now former North Union High School in the Class of 1962 and was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her parents, stepmother Rose Lowther, and brother Dave Lowther, preceded her in death. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of forty-eight years, Robert M. Klink; their children: Robert M. "Bobby" Klink Jr. and wife Kathy, Sherry Futchko and husband Ed, all local residents, and Carla J. Barnhart and her husband Dave of Oldtown, Maryland; her grandchildren: Crystal Klink, Joshua Klink, Alex Futchko, Garrett Futchko, Audrey Barnhart, Daulton Barnhart and Cassey Barnhart; step grandchildren: Josh Barnhart, Keri Barnhart, Tyler Barnhart and Colby Logdson and wife April; great grandson, Noah Swift; step great-grandchildren: Makyah Logdson and Violet Cardens; two brothers and two sisters: Bill Lowther of Alaska, Betty Supensky of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Tom Lowther and his wife Hazel of Hiller, Pennsylvania, Alice Hess of Alaska; and many nieces and nephews and their families.

Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., 603 North Gallatin Avenue Extension, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, on Monday, February 15, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, February 16, until 11 a.m. when the Ceremony celebrating her life will be held with Rev. Dan Brandt officiating.


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

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Samuel KLINK ( -1896)

NO FOUL PLAY

Samuel Klink's Death Caused By Bursting
a Blood Vessel

Samuel Klink, A Dunbar township farmer, was found dead in a fence corner at an early hour Monday morning. He was aged about 55 years. He was buried Wednesday in Franklin Cemetery. Yesterday Deputy Coroner Thomas was notified of the mystery surrounding Klink's death and was informed that threats had been made against the old man by at least two persons. This coupled with the sudden death of Klink gave rise to rumors of foul play. Deputy Coroner Thomas went up yesterday and had the body exhumed. Dr. T. H. White made a postmortem examination and developed the fact that Klink had burst a blood vessel at the base of the brain, causing death. A jury consisting of John Barge, S.S. Clark, H. Everhart, H. Smith, Charles Washabaugh and Michael Shearer was empanelled and the body viewed and then reinterred. The jury adjourned to meet next Tuesday in this place when several witnesses will be examined.

Samuel Klink formerly resided in this place but latterly lived about three-quarters of a mile above Dunbar Furnace. He was seen about 9 o'clock Sunday night and when his body was found about a quarter mile from his home naturally it gave rise to whispers of foul play. It is likely the verdict of the jury will not support the murder theory.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, May 29, 1896, page 1, column 6

Uniontown Public Library — DEATH BOOK 1 PAGE 88 LINE 109
  WHITE, MALE, MARRIED, 62 YEARS, DIED OF APOPLEXY

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William KLINK ( -1897)

FAYETTE SPRINGS, Nov. 26— William Klink, a well known resident of this place, died suddenly Tuesday evening, Nov. 23. Death overtook him while he was going to his home from the home of a neighbor for whom he had been working. He left for his home apparently in the best of health, but not long after his body was found in the road. His death was the result of hemorrhages and when he was attacked there was no one present to render assistance and he bled to death. His body was taken home and prepared for burial and was interred in the Lutheran cemetery near the Chalk Hill school today. Deceased was an old soldier and saw some hard, faithful service. He is survived by his wife and six children, Amanda, Eliza, John, Alice, Margaret and Emma.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, November 26, 1897

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William A. KLINK (1940-2003)

William A. Klink

William A. Klink, 62, of Hopwood, Pa. (Jumonville), died Monday, July 21, 2003, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born August 20, 1940, in Jumonville, Pa., a son of the late Martin Klink and Helen B. Fike Klink. He was a laborer for Fayette Springs Farm. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Theresa. He is survived by the following children; William D. Klink of Jumonville, Brenda Matthews and husband Perry of Mt. Independence, Kristie Rankin and husband Mark of Jumonville, Marty Klink and wife Sherry of Jumonville and Lori Pindro and husband Jeff of Jumonville; grandchildren, Travis, Brian, Bri, Samantha, Jeremy, Kellie Jean, M.J., Cody, Christopher and Josie; brothers and sisters Eugene R. Klink and wife Mary, Lillian Shartzer, Robert M. Klink and wife Ruth, James Klink and wife Connie, Katherine Danko, Frances Holt and husband Earl; nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, Pa., today from 1 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 11 a.m. the hour of service with Rev. Robert Ford officiating.


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

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bullet Mary KLIPI died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Mary Klipi, aged 32, of 61 Pershing avenue, died at 4:35 Sunday morning, March 27, 1938, in the Uniontown hospital after a brief illness.
Surviving are the husband, Russell Klipi; four children, Constance, Herman, Bernard and Dolores, all at home: her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lewis; four brothers, William, Joseph, Alex and John, of Uniontown and six sisters, Mrs. Helen Banik, Uniontown; and Anna Mae, Margaret, Valeria, Mildred and Eleanor, all of Uniontown.
Short funeral rites will be held at the family home at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, with additional services in St. Mary's R. C. church here.  The Rev. Fr. John Blazic will officiate.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Albert KLOOCK (1901-1954)

ALBERT KLOOCK

   Albert H. Kloock, 52, of Fairchance, died at the Kyle mine Wednesday morning. He had been employed there 35 years and at the time of his death was a mine foreman. He was born at Dunbar March 23, 1901, a son of the late Albert and Marie Kloock, and was a member of the Youngstown Lutheran Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Belle Gibboney Kloock; four daughters, Mary Belle at home, Lydia Beckley of Detroit, Mich., and Alberta and Betty of Latrobe, R.D. 1; two sons, Martin Kloock at home and Scottie Romesburg of Kyle; five grandchildren, and 10 brothers and sisters, Charles and George of Ronco, Mrs. Erna Thurkins of Derry, Mrs. Sarah Shawley of Latrobe, R.D. 1, Walter and Mrs. Mabel Mountain of St. Petersburg, Fla., Lawrence of Greensburg, R.D. 3, Francis of Latrobe, Martin of Greensburg, R.D. 2, and Mrs. Elizabeth Neiderheiser of Ligonier. The body was taken to the home by the Dearth funeral service of New Salem.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, February 11, 1954, page 2, column 3

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John KLOTZ ( -1974)

JOHN KLOTZ

   John Klotz, 77, of 9 Austin St., Uniontown, died Monday in the Laurel Nursing Home, Uniontown, after a lingering illness. He was a member of the St. John the Baptist, G. C. Church, the Greek Catholic Union, the Carpatho Russian Club and Local 6326, U.M.W. A. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Katherine Cherpok Klotz; three daughters, Mrs. Peter (Katherine) Klemans of Duquesne, Mrs. Leo (Ann) Lammers of Garden City, N.Y., and Miss Helen at home; five sons, John Jr. and Michael at home, Frank of Uniontown and Steve and George of Dunbar; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Sivec of Montreal, Canada, and Mrs. Katrina Petrisko in Europe, and a brother, Michael Kloc of Wynn.



KLOTZ— Friends of John Klotz of 9 Austin St., Uniontown, who died Monday, April 22, 1974, may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Wednesday at the Haky Funeral Home, 139 W. Fayette St., Uniontown. A prayer service will be held there at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, followed by divine liturgy at 10 a.m. at St John the Baptist G. C. Church, with the Rev. Raymond Balta as celebrant. Interment in the church cemetery. Parastas will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, April 23, 1974, page 4, columns 5&6

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Eva Korba KLUS ( -1994)

KLUS— Eva Korba Klus of 509 Mount Pleasant Road, Scottdale, died Friday, Jan. 7, 1994. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 West Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Cemetery, Scottdale. Members of St. John’s parish will recite the Rosary at 1 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. A parish wake service will be held Sunday evening in the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1994

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Anna KLUSS ( -1970)

KLUSS, ANNA— Friends are being received in the Haky Funeral Home, 139 W. Fayette St., today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday until 9 a.m. where a prayer service will be held followed by Requiem High Mass in St. Joseph’s R. C. Church at 9:30 a.m. with Rev. Fr. John [illegible] as celebrant. Interment in the Church Cemetery. The confraternity of Christian Mothers will recite the Rosary today at 7:30 p.m. St. Hedwig’s Lodge No. 471 will recite the Rosary today at 7 p.m.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 10, 1970, page 17, column 7

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bullet Susanna KMUROVICH died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(18)

SUSANNA KMUROVICH
Mrs. Susanna Kmurovich, aged 65, wife of Joseph Kmurovich, died at 5 o'clock Monday morning, April 11, 1938, at the home in Hope Works after a lingering illness. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, John, and one brother, Andrew Ktsuin, of Canton, O.
The body was removed to the Sharp funeral home in Fairchance and will be taken today to the family residence where brief rites will be held at 8:30 Wednesday morning, followed by additional services in the Shoaf church. Rev. Fr. Mikah will be celebrant. Burial will be in St., Joseph's cemetery.
She was a member of the Catholic Slovak Union.
(Herald Apr 12 '38)


Benjamin Franklin KNABENSHUE Stone  (1876-1949)

BENJAMIN KNABENSHUE

Benjamin Franklin Knabenshue, 73 of Leisenring No. 2, died at 6 o'clock Thursday evening at the family home. He was born April 16, 1876 at Buchannan, WV, coming into this vicinity in 1922. Until he became ill he was employed by The H.C. Frick Coke Company of Colonial No. 3. Surviving in addition to his widow, Eva, are three sons, Joseph of Bradford, Denver of Dunbar and John of Leisenring No.3; 11 grandchildren; one brother, Edward of Buchannon, WV and one sister, Mrs. D.F. Bennett of Little Rock Ark. The funeral service will be held at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the family home with Rev. W. C. Marquis, pastor of the Central Methodist Church officiating. Internment will be in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar, in charge of Spishak Funeral service.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, October 28, 1949

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Denver Carl KNABENSHUE Stone  (1918-1969)

KNABENSHUE, DENVER CARL — Age 61 years of Dunbar, died in Uniontown Hospital, Tuesday afternoon, September 9, 1969. The son of Eva Phillips Knabenshue and the late Benjamin Kbabenshue, he was born at Clarksburg, WV, May 10, 1918. He was a former employee of the Anchor-Hocking Glass Corp. Surviving are his widow, Nellie Penwell Knabenshue; a daughter, Mary at home; two brothers, John of Connellsville and Joseph of Monarch. Friends are being received at Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, where services will be conducted, Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev Ray Snaie officiating. Internment in Franklin Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, September 10, 1969

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Edward C. KNABENSHUE (1942-2009)

   Edward C. Knabenshue, 66, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, died Friday, May 1, 2009, in the Washington County Health Center, Washington, Pa. He was born June 30, 1942, in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, the son of Joseph Knabenshue and Mary Zantos Knabenshue. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Robert Knabenshue and Harry Knabenshue, and two sisters, Shirley Knabenshue Guthrie and Joanne Knabenshue. Edward is survived by two sisters, Gladys Milan and Betty Cunningham and her husband David and by two brothers Kenneth Knabenshue and Stanley Knabenshue, all of Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., where Friends will be received on Monday, May 4, 2009, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. followed by a Service celebrating Edward's life at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Roger Howard officiating. Interment, which will follow, will be private. Memorial emails may be sent to the Family at memorials@adferguson.com


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, May 3, 2009

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Joanne Pearl KNABENSHUE Stone  (1943-1962)

Local Girl, Fiancé
Found Dead In Car
In Middletown, Pa.

Blame Faulty Exhaust In Ill-Fated Vehicle

   Bodies of a local girl and her fiancé were found Saturday morning in Middletown, victims of carbon monoxide poisoning, according to state police.

   Dead are Joanne Pearl Knabenshue, 19-year-old daughter of Mrs. Mary Santos Knabenshue, 14 W. Askron St., here, and Harold A. Staffer, 21, of Middletown, R. D. 1.

   Miss Knabenshue, who was employed as a domestic in Edgewood, Md., left her place of employment Friday night at 5:30 with her fiancé. They drove to the East Side of Middletown where they were found in a parked car Saturday morning at 9:30. Police said the car motor was still running.

  

Faulty Exhaust

   The victim’s mother said the police reported a faulty exhaust system on the car and theorized the driver apparently drove to the curb when they became ill.

   Miss Knabenshue attended Lafayette Junior High School and had been employed in Edgewood more than one year. Her mother said last night her daughter came home almost every weekend and had visited here a few days before Christmas. She was a member of Hope Chapel, Leith.

   Mrs. Knabenshue came to this country from Pearl Harbor in 1939 and lived in Brownsville prior to coming to Uniontown three years ago.

Last Rites

   In addition to her mother, the victim is survived by three sisters, Gladys, Uniontown; Shirley and Betty, both at home; five brothers, Cpl. Kenneth, Fort Knox, Ky.; Edward, Harrisburg; Robert, her twin; William and Stanley, at home.

   Friends will be received after 7 tonight and Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 in the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., where services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Ruth Masako will officiate. Burial will be in White Rock Cemetery.

Article continues concerning other accidents.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 31, 1962, page 1, column 7,
continued to page 8, column 8

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Nellie V. Penwell KNABENSHUE (1922-1994)

NELLIE KNABENSHUE

   Nellie V Penwell Knabenshue, 71 of Dunbar, died Wednesday, May 4, 1994, in the Montifore Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born June 4, 1922 in Dunbar, a daughter of the late George and Mary Liston Penwell. She was a homemaker and attended Pechin Chapel. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gary (Mary) Garlett; one brother, Robert Penwell; one sister, Birdie Leonard, all of Dunbar; two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Denver Knabenshue in 1969 and two brothers, James Penwell in 1965 and Merle Penwell in 1934. Interment in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, May, 1994

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Chester M. KNEPPER (1862-1924)

CAPT. KNEPPER, SOMERSET
NAVAL OFFICER, DIES

  SOMERSET. Nov. 29— Captain Chester M. Knepper a retired officer of the United States Navy died Thursday at his home here following a six months illness. He was 63 years old. Captain Knepper was born near Somerset on December 10, 1862 and at the age of 16 he became a teacher in the Somerset county schools. At 18 he entered the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. from which he graduated five years later. He then became an instructor in mathematics in the academy and subsequently was promoted to the rank of captain in the naval service. He retired from the Navy in 1915 and was recalled into the service of the United States during the World War serving as an inspector of munitions at the works of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation at Bethlehem until the close of the war. He then returned to Somerset to reside. He is survived by several sisters and one brother. The funeral service was held this afternoon at the Knepper home with Rev. Dr. Hess Wagner officiating. The interment was made in the Lutheran Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, November 29, 1924, page 1, column 6

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Mary Smitley KNEYNEISER ( -1937)

MARY S. KNEYNEISER

Mrs. Mary Smitley Kneyneiser, 48, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Dunbar and Uniontown, died in a Pittsburgh hospital Wednesday morning, July 21, 1932, of a complication of diseases. She is survived by her father, Lincoln Smitley, of Dunbar, and the following brothers and sisters, Adam K. Smitley, of Bobtown; John Smitley, of Percy; Mrs. Rebecca Wadsworth, of Republic; Peter and Lincoln Smitley, of Dunbar; Thomas Smitley, of Gilman, Iowa; Mrs. Margaret Gray, of Dunbar. The body has been removed to the home of her sister, Mrs. Gray, where funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 23, 1937, page 8, column 2

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A. Ray KNIGHT (1897-1987)

   A. Ray Knight, 90, of Perryopolis, died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday in Waddington's Convalescent Home, Washington Township. He was born June 2, 1897, in Vanderbilt, son of the late Oliver and Annie Thomas Knight. He was a member of First Christian Church, Perryopolis, and UMWA. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Doris M. Shearer of Perryopolis and Mrs. Vera K. Evans of Perryopolis, R.D. 1; three grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ruby Whitelaw of Holiday, Fla., and one brother, James Thomas Knight of Michigan. He was predeceased by his wife, Mina Carson Knight, Feb. 5, 1975.

Notes from contributor:
   Buried–Mt. Washington


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December 13, 1987

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Charles B. KNIGHT ( -1930)

Local Pilot Killed in Airplane Crash

Carl B. Knight Dies When Craft
Plunges Into Hillside in N. Y.

   Dense Snow Storm Attributed as Cause of Fatal Plunge; Two companions Also Fatally Injured; Ship Strikes Hillside When Pilot Becomes Blinded by Snow; Craft Powered with New Diesel Engine Being Flown to New York for Aircraft Show; Bodies Badly Mangled; Formerly Flew for Semans Air Transport Company of Uniontown.

   Charles B. Knight, formerly of Uniontown, Pa., met his death today in a crash which killed three men, one of them a leader in aviation circles as their plane piled up against a hill in a blinding snow storm here. In addition to Knight, who was well known among aviators throughout the East, those killed were Captain Lionel M. Woolson, noted aeronautical engineer of the Packard Motor Car company of Detroit and designer of the Packard Diesel airplane motor and Harold H. Scott of Douglastown, N. Y., a pilot. Knight had been employed as a test pilot for the Verville Company of Detroit, manufacturers of the plane which crashed. The plane was equipped with one of the new Diesel motors.
Craft Was
A Monoplane

   The plane, a four place cabin monoplane, was being flown from Detroit to New York where it was to be exhibited in the aviation show. There was no fire, but the bodies of all three men were mutilated by the force of the crash and workmen struggled for several hours before they could extricate them from the tangled mass of wredkage. The plane was first sighted over a farm about four miles south of here by workmen on a nearby highway. They said it seemed to be flying in a peculiar manner but was heading west. Suddenly it swung sharply about and headed directly for the hillside. A moment later there was a rending crash. Then the twisted wreckage of the plane rolled down the hillside coming to rest between the track of the Attical and Areade Railway.
Identification of
Victims Difficult

   Identification of the plane's occupants proved difficult. A pilot's license found in the wreckage was made out in the name of Alvin J. Perriu, of Detroit, while Woolson wore an army flier's uniform. He was a captain in the Aviation Corps of the United States Army during the World war and more recently a captain of reserves. As aviation experts reconstructed the accident story after the first few hours had been spent in extricating the bodies, it appeared that in those last moments, with death staring them in the face, the pilot of the plane realized his danger and made a desperate attempt to bank his machine away from the hillside.
Scott Piloting
Ship at Time

   The Wyoming County coroner declared that Scott was piloting the machine at the time of the crash. He based his opinion on the fact that a strap about Scott's body was attached to the pilot's seat although the body itself lay beneath the shattered motor of the plane. Captain Russell Holderman of the BW flying service, Leroy, arrived at the scene of the accident among the first comers. He placed the blame for the tragedy entirely on the weather and the snow storm, which continued to rage throughout the afternoon and evening with almost blizzard like proportions.
Noted Motor
Engineer Victim

  DETROIT, April 23.— Captian L. M. Woolson, killed today in a plane crash near Attica, N. Y., was designer of motors which were used in a number of famous air flights. Commander John Rogers' flight to Honolulu in 1928 was with a motor designed by him. That flight still stands as a distance record for flying boats. Captain Woolson designed the engine on the Navy dirigible, Shenandoah and was on the first test flight of that ship. He designed the 24 cylinder X-type motor for Lieutenant Al Williams' racing ship two years ago, the first motor of that type ever created.
Known All
Over World

   He was well known over the world as an aero motor engineer long before the Packard Diesel aircraft motor, designed by him, was brought out recently. France, Russia, Germany, Japan and Switzerland still are using aviation engines of his design. An 800-horsepower aviation engine of his design is used extensively by the U. S. Navy and a 600-horsepower engine was long used in Navy pursuit ships before air cooled engines cam into general usage.
Better Known
Here as “Brownie”

   Charles B. “Brownie” Knight, who was killed at Attica, N. Y., Wednesday formerly was employed as chief pilot by the Seamans Air Transport Company of Uniontown. He left this city last December when the local concern suspended operations for the winter and was engaged for a time at Wilmington, Del. Later he went to Detroit as a test pilot for the Verville company.
Was a “Natural
Born” Aviator

   Knight was in Uniontown for about a year having learned to fly at Burgess Field during that time. He was described by air field attaches as a “natural born flier.” He was also a parachute jumper. Knight's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Knight of Richmond, Va., are both dead. He has four brothers and three sisters in the Virginia city. “Brownie” as he was better known in Uniontown, particularly at Burgess Field, had made hundreds of friends while a resident of the city. His flying training was gained through teaching of Charles L. Semans, proprietor of the local company. As a “natural born” flier, “Brownie” had gained considerable fame in his ability to handle large and high-powered ships. Knight's body probably will be sent to Richmond for burial.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 24, 1930, page 1, column 5,
continued to page 12, column 4

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Charles Robert KNIGHT Stone  (1918-1997)

CHARLES ROBERT KNIGHT— Age 78 of Main Street, Smithfield, died January 23, 1997, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born in Smithfield, August 23, 1918, a son of Charles Marshall Knight and Edith Kingan Knight. Attended White House Methodist Church and was employed as an auto body repairman and painter for Kapalko Pontiac in Fairchance prior to his retirement in 1983. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U. S. Navy. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Lyons Knight and three children: Carol Berryhill, Jerilyn Cuppett and Charles Robert Knight Jr. Interment in Mt. Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, January, 1997

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Donald E. KNIGHT (1943-2006)

   Donald E. Knight, 62, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2006, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born August 14, 1943, in Connellsville, Pa., a son of Agnes Babbick, of Tarrs, Pa., and the late Robert L. Knight. He was protestant by faith. Don was formerly employed by Volkswagen in New Stanton, Westmoreland County, Pa., and then as a construction worker for several years. He was a member of American Legion Post 301 in Connellsville. Don is survived by his wife, of 22 years, Cookie Conners Knight; a daughter, Janet F. Knight Bryner and her husband, Charles, of Connellsville, stepdaughter, Peggy Hart and her husband, Frank, and Robin L. Hall, all of Connellsville, and Michelle Bundridge, of Brentwood, Pa.; a step son, Robert F. Hall, Jr., of Connellsville; four grandchildren, eight step grandchildren, two step-great- grandchildren; a brother, Robert Tabita, of Jeannette, Westmoreland County, Pa., several other brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces. In addition to his father Don was predeceased by a sister Shirley. Family and friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 South First Street, West Side, Connellsville, Pa., Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Friday until 10:30 a.m., the hour of service with Pastor Dean Griffiths officiating. Interment will follow in Indian Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Mill Run, Fayette County, Pa. Family and friends are invited to the American Legion Post 301 in Connellsville for refreshments following the funeral on Friday March 24, 2006.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 23, 2006

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Gladys Iola KNIGHT (1907-2002)

   Gladys Iola Knight, 94, of Markleysburg, Pa., passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, in Henry Clay Villa, Markleysburg, Pa. She was born April 20, 1907, in Leckrone, Pa., daughter of the late Walter and Clara Stillwagon McLaughlin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Walter and J.D. McLaughlin; and a sister, Emma Kosisky. Mrs. Knight was the last surviving member of her family. She was a licensed practical nurse employed at various hospitals, including Uniontown, Brownsville, Pittsburgh and Connellsville. She attended Southside Nursing School in Pittsburgh, and became an Anesthesiologist. She retired in 1969. Surviving are a son, William Knight and wife, Janet of Markleysburg, Pa.; grandchildren, William Knight and wife, Rozann of Tulsa, Okla., and Kimberly DiMarco and husband, Jerry of Pittsburgh, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Ryan Knight and Alexis Knight; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME OF FARMINGTON, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Thursday until 10:30 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Peter Keith officiating. Interment will follow in Greendale Cemetery, Masontown, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Wednesday, January 9, 2002

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Henry T. "Tucker" KNIGHT (1925-2009)

   Henry T. "Tucker" Knight, age 83, of Dawson, Fayette County, Pa., passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2009. He was born January 26, 1925, in Dunlap, Pa., the son of William Oliver Knight and Dorothy McClanahan Knight. Henry "Tucker" was a member of Mendon Baptist Church, Mendon, Pa., Veteran of World War II, who served in the United States Army, and a retired Electrician from Maryland Cup after 30 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and four sisters. He is survived by his wife, May Nellie Fisher Knight; one son, Thomas H. Knight and wife, Kathy, of Dawson, Pa.; two daughters: Donna Jean Warren and husband, Roger, of Manchester, Maryland, and Mary Ann Shank and husband, Jerry, of Westminster, Maryland; seven grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; two brothers: James "Frank" Knight and wife, Joan, of Dickerson Run, Fayette County, Pa., and Jack Knight and wife, Carolyn, of Baltimore, Maryland; and one sister, Jessie McDonald Jenion, also of Baltimore, Maryland. Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 305 Rear Independence Street, Perryopolis, Fayette County, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, January 13, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service, with Pastor Gary Leonard, officiating. Interment will follow in Bowman-Flatwoods Cemetery, Vanderbilt, R.D.1, Fayette County, Pa., where Military Rites and Honors will be accorded by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Gold Star Post 7023 and the American Legion Post 752, both of Perryopolis, Pa.


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

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Norma Rae KNIGHT (1924-2011)

Norma Rae Knight
Mt. Pleasant
Formerly of South Connellsville

Norma Rae Knight, 87, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of South Connellsville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, March 18, 2011, while surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 7, 1924, in Connellsville, the daughter of the late Munden and Cecilia Leichliter Shoemaker. Mrs. Knight was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1941. She was a member of Central Fellowship Church in Connellsville. She retired from the Department of Public Assistance in 1986. She is survived by four daughters, Mary Ann Bigham, of Connellsville, Marta Foley and husband, Pat, of South Connellsville, Pat Soberdash and husband, Don, of Somerset, and Melanie Keller and husband, Jace, of Connellsville; and two sons, Jack Knight and wife, Ginny, of Greenville, S.C., and Joe Nicolazzo, of Connellsville. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; half brother, James Shoemaker, of Pottstown; and stepsister, Monica O'Brien, of Connellsville. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John F. Knight; and infant great-grandson, Kellen Lott. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 12 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, (724-628-1430), where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with Pastor Ray Keefer officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Hill Grove Cemetery, Connellsville. Donations may be made to Central Fellowship Church, 316 N. Arch St., Connellsville, PA 15425, in memory of Norma Rae Knight.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Sunday, March 20, 2011

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Robert William KNIGHT ( -1941)

ROBERT W. KNIGHT

   Services for Robert William Knight, aged 21, an employee of the Buckeye Coal Company, who died Thursday morning, January 2, 1941, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Knight, House 130 at Nemacolin. Rev. David R. Bluhm will officiate, and burial will be in Park Place cemetery, Uniontown, under the direction of J. Harry Johnston & Sons. He was a member of the Neamacolin Presbyterian Church and the Senior Everready Class of the church. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are one brother, Wayne and a sister, Eleanor, both at home; his grandmother, Mrs. Nina Nieman, Uniontown; an aunt, Mrs. Charles Madore, Uniontown, and two uncles, Charles J. Nieman, Uniontown, and Harry B. Nieman of Nemacolin.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday January 3, 1941, page 5, column 3

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Roger Lee KNIGHT ( -2006)

   Roger Lee Knight, age 61, of Vanderbilt, Fayette County, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006 at his home. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the RALPH E. GALLEY FUNERAL HOME, Dawson, Fayette County, Pa., with the Rev. Keith McIlwain officiating. Interment will be in Dickerson Run Cemetery, Dickerson Run, Fayette County, Pa. Additional survivors are four sisters, Patricia Soyka, of Vanderbilt, Louise Kelley, of Ohio, Helen Gaudiello, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., and Doris Kooser, of Dickerson Run.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, February, 2006

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Rose Marie KNIGHT ( -2005)

   Rose Marie Knight died of heart failure in the kitchen of her home on Monday morning, Feb. 7, 2005. She was 72. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy and attended business school. Rose Marie was a homemaker. She leaves a large family and many friends and including her husband, David Glenn Knight; six children, Mark Knight and partner, Mario Cisneros of Mt. Ranier, Md., Christopher Knight and wife, Kathy of Kingsport, Tenn., Colette Knight Agha and husband, Abul of Alexandra, VA., Patrick Night and wife, Tammy of Jefferson, Michael Knight of Economy, and Richard Knight and fiance, Samantha Richards of Jefferson; eight grandchildren; and three sisters, Mary Margaret Kaufmann of Brown County Ind., Sr. Catherine Shalvey of Chicago, Ill, and Eileen Wiles of Louisville, Ky. Friends will be received today from 6 to 9 pm., and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., on Thursday in the Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 1477 Jefferson Rd., Jefferson, where a blessing service will be held on Friday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, February 9, 2005

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Ruth Ann KNIGHT ( -1863)

DIED

KNIGHT— On November 21st, of Heart Disease, Ruth Ann, daughter of John and Catharine A. Knight, aged 15 years, 3 months and 20 days.

We fain would strive they spirit pure,
In your bright world to meet;
With those who have gone from us before,
In joy and bliss complete.

The scene of love, and you, and bliss,
Most sweet will surely be;
When we arrive where Jesus is,
To meet our friends and thee.

Sweet to look back and see her name,
In life’s fair book set down;
Sweet to look forward and behold,
The crown of life renown.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, November 26, 1863, Vol. 3, No. 42, page 2, column 7

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Ruth Ann Vance KNIGHT (1953-2005)

   Ruth Ann Vance Knight, age 51, of New Cumberland, Pa., died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at home. She was born December 3, 1953, in Uniontown Pa, daughter of the now late Clarence Vance and Geraldine Swaney Vance. Surviving are her husband, Roger L. Knight; two children, Heather Knight and Jason Knight, and two grandchildren, Destinee Grassi and Preston Koller, all of New Cumberland, Pa.; two brothers, Ronnie Swaney and his wife, Patti, and Tommy Vance and his wife, Judy, a niece, Blair Vance, and a nephew, Ralph Vance, all of Fairchance, Pa.; and a sister-in-law, Ina Mae Binkie and her husband, David, of Etters, Pa. The family will receive friends in the GOLDSBORO- TOMI FUNERAL HOME, 21 East Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, May 17, until 10 a.m., the hour of Service with the Rev. George W. McLaughlin officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park, Brownfield, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, May 15, 2005

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William Work KNIGHT ( -1943)

KNIGHT, WILLIAM WORK,— aged 55 years of 153 West Wood street, Nemacolin, Pa., died September 13, 1943, of cerebral hemorrhage. Surviving are his widow, Ethel Nieman Knight; a son Wayne, and a daughter, Eleanor; a sister, Mrs. Florence Hardwick, of Brownsville. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert William. He was a member of the Nemacolin Presbyterian Church and Masonic Lodge No. 153 of Waynesburg, Pa. Funeral services will be held September 15, at his late residence at 4 p.m. Interment in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown, in charge of J. Harry Johnston Sons.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, September 14, 1943, page 2, column 1

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Ida J. KNIPPLE (1915-1994)

Ida J. Knipple

   Ida J. Knipple, 79, of 1602 W. Loucks Ave., Scottdale died Saturday in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Betty Jane) Hall of Mount Pleasant R.D. 2 and Mrs. Daniel (Linda) Froble of Scottdale; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ruben Greenawalt of Scottdale. Friends will be received at the James Murphy Memorial Home, 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– March 28, 1915
   Died—– May, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1994

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Connie Lee KNOPSNIDER (1951-2011)

Connie L. Knopsnider
Connellsville

Connie Lee Knopsnider, 60, of Connellsville, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at home. She was born July 4, 1951, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late George and Mary (Byers) Koontz. She was a member of the American Legion Post 301 Ladies Auxiliary and FOE 493 Ladies Auxiliary. Connie is survived by her husband, Joseph Knopsnider; a daughter, Brooke Knopsnider, of Connellsville; two sisters, Shirley Kerr and her companion, Bink, of Normalville, and Mary Schomer, of Connellsville; six brothers, George Koontz, of Mt. Pleasant, Aaron Koontz and his wife, Cher, of Tampa, Fla., Donald Koontz and wife Tammy, of Connellsville, Alva Koontz and his wife, Mary, of Connellsville, and James Craig; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her parents, Connie was predeceased by a sister, Ruby Snyder; and three brothers, Eugene, Earnest and Samuel Koontz. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the VIT O C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville. Additional viewing until 11 a.m. Thursday, the hour of service, with Pastor Cheryl M. Barron officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlick Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, August 22, 2011

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Dolores Eutsey KNOPSNIDER (1932-2007)

Dolores Knopsnider
Mt. Pleasant
Formerly of White

Dolores "Dee" Eutsey Knopsnider, 75, of Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa., formerly of White, Fayette County, Pa., died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, in Excela Heath Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Dee was born Aug. 7, 1932, in White, a daughter of the late James and Mary Ruth Barnes Eutsey. She had worked for the Connellsville Area School District, in Fayette County, Pa., and retired from Excela Health Frick Hospital, in Mt. Pleasant, where she was an EKG technician. She is survived and will be sadly missed by her family; her two sons, Allen Knopsnider and his wife, Shirley, and Delbert "Bert" Knopsnider and his wife, Sherri; and her four daughters, Bonnie Kozak and her husband, Marshall Wayne, Joyce Mowry and her husband, Delbert "Delby," Debbie Potosky and her husband, Mark, and Janie Good and her husband, Donald, with whom she resided. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Tony Knopsnider and his wife, Jodi, Angie Ramsey and her husband, Tim, Michael Kozak and his fiancee, Denise Jackson, Marsha David and her husband, Jason, Melissa Kozak and her fiance, Chad Horner, Sonya Mowry, Patti O'Dell, Junior Mowry and his wife, Melissa, Jonathan Potosky, Joshua Potosky, Stephanie Ann Good, Dru Knopsnider and his wife, Toni, Cristi Knopsnider and Brandon Knopsnider; and her great-grandchildren, Kyle, Aeriale and Josie Knopsnider, Ally and Autum Ramsey, Jarrod and Zakary David, and Jona and Ashley Jackson. She is also survived by her sister, Sarah Weimer. In addition to her parents, Dee was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Knopsnider; by her brother, Walter Eutsey; and her sister, Emma Jean Lankey. Dee was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, who loved life and spent her summers at her summer home at Scottyland, where she truly loved to entertain her family for weekend cookouts and enjoyment at the resort. She also enjoyed her hobby of collecting cookbooks. She will be missed by all. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday at GALONE-CARUSO'S, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. Additional viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Sunday, the time of service, in the funeral home, with the Rev. Audrey J. Bell, officiating. Interment will be in Eutsey Cemetery, Saltlick Township, Fayette County, Pa.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, December 21, 2007

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Donna Rae KNOPSNIDER (1971-2008)

   Donna Rae Knopsnider, 36, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 23, 2008, at her home. She was born Aug. 21, 1971, in Connellsville, a daughter of Dolly Wolfe, of Connellsville, and Wendell Knopsnider, Sr. Donna was a lifelong resident of Connellsville, and a graduate of Connellsville High School, with the Class of 1989. She was also a graduate of Laurel Business School. Donna was employed by Westmoreland Human Resources. In addition to her parents, Donna is survived by a brother, Wendell Knopsnider, Jr., of Parker, Colo.; and a stepdaughter, Stephanie Knopsnider, of Farmington, Fayette County, Pa. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. A committal service and interment will follow in Eutsey Cemetery, White, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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Dora E. KNOPSNIDER (1923-2005)

   Dora E. Knopsnider, 82, of Indian Head, Fayette County, Pa., died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa. She was born June 26, 1923, in Saltlick Township, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of the late Irvin and Annie Keefer Kent. Mrs. Knopsnider attended the Melcroft Assembly of God Church. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, James and Spurgeon Kent; and three sisters, Geraldine Snyder, Mae Shultz and Tillie Piper. She is survived by her husband, Jesse Ray Knopsnider, with whom she would have been married for 58 years on December 28; Six children, Spurgeon Knopsnider and his wife, Doris, of Acme, Fayette County, Pa., Anna Mae Kern and her husband, Dale, of Donegal, Somerset County, Pa., Ray Knopsnider and his wife, Nancy, of Indian Head, Carl Knopsnider and his wife, Deborah, of Somerset, Somerset County, Pa., Larry Knopsnider, of Somerset, and Lorrie Fulton and her husband, Donnie, of Indian Head; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Freda Upton, of Normalville, Fayette County, Pa., Jean Forbes and her husband, Clyde, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., Virginia Upton and her husband, Leonard, of Dunbar Township, Fayette County, Pa., and Shirley Stewart, of Normalville. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, Fayette County, Pa., where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will follow in the Normalville Cemetery, Normalville.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, December 24, 2005

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Evelyn I. Brant KNOPSNYDER (1925-1997)

Evelyn I. Knopsnyder

   Evelyn I. Knopsnyder, 71, of Bovard died Monday, April 14, 1997, at her home. She was born in Greensburg on Sept. 22, 1925, and was the daughter of the late Howard and Lula Brant. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Pauline Patton. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Carl Knopsnyder; and her two sons, Carl and Paul Knopsnyder and his wife, Dorothy (Jolly), all of Greensburg; and was the loving grandmother of Paul Ryan, Mandy and Nicole. Also four nephews. Family and friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Edwin J. Fromm officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park. The family wishes memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Foundation, 4075 Monroeville Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. 15146.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, April, 1997

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James E. KNOPSNIDER ( -1919)

THIRTY-FOUR ARE CALLED TO GO TO FORT THOMAS, KY.
Local Board No. 2 Will Send 20, Board No. 5, 14, Nest Thursday.
THESE TRAVEL WESTWARD
Baltimore & Ohio Special Will Carry Them by Way of Pittsburg and Cincinnati; Are Scheduled to Start From Local Depot at 6:15 O’clock.

Orders have been received by both local boards for Districts Nos. 2 and 5 to call draftees for entrainment to Fort Thomas at Newport, Ky., on Thursday, May 2. The men will leave here over the Baltimore & Ohio railroad on a special train at 6:15 o’clock. Instead of running east as all the trains going to Camp Lee have previously done, the Fort Thomas special will go west towards Pittsburg. From there the train will proceed to Cincinnati and then to Newport, Ky. District No. 2 has called 20 men to report at the armory, and No. 5 has sent notices to 14. The No. 2 district men are: names are listed before and after.

James E. Knopsnider


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Evening, April 26, 1918, page 1, column 3


Headlines begin with other soldiers.

Name of Private James G. Knopsnider in
Casualty List Today, a Victim of Disease

Article of interest in located in paragraph 5

Included among the men dying of disease in the casualty list for today is that of Private James G. Knopsnider, son of George W. Knopsnider of Freed, Fayette county. The Knopsnider’s live in the mountains near the Bullskin-Saltlick township line.

Article continues concerning other soldiers.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, February 17, 1919, page 1, column 5


FUNERAL SERVICE FOR CORP. O’CONNOR TUESDAY MORNING
Father in Hospital, Mother Ill;
Bodies of Three Others Expected in New York May 21

Article begins with Corp. O’Connor.

The bodies of three World War veterans who made the supreme sacrifice, are expected to arrive in New York about May 21, according to word received by the families of the dead soldiers. They are Private William D. Marietta, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Marietta of Mill Run; George Washington Knopsnider [name incorrect. George is father, James is soldier.] of Saltlick township, and Frank Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Miller of Pennsville. On the arrival in Connellsville the bodies of privates Marietta and Knopsnider will be removed to Funeral Director J. E. Sims parlors.

Article continues with Pvt. Marietta, then returns to Mr. Knopsnider.

Mr. Knopsnider was a brother of Mrs. Sarah L. Hill of West Cedar avenue. Mr. Miller was residing with his grandparents in Nebraska when he entered the service. His death was caused from poisonous gas.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, May 16, 1921, page 1, column 2


Body of Gassed Mill Run Soldier Reaches New York

Article begins with other soldier.

The body of James C. Knopsnider, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Knopsnider of Saltlick township, is expected to arrive in New York from France on June 2, according to a telegram received this morning by the family. Funeral Director J. E. Sims will take charge of the body on its arrival in Connellsville. Private Knopsnider was a brother of Mrs. Sarah L. Hill of Aetna street.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Evening, May 27, 1921, page 1, column 7


Double Funeral Service
for War Victim and Father

The body of Private James G. Knopsnider arrived here this morning from France and this morning was removed by Funeral Director J. E. Sims to the home of the dead soldier’s mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Knopsnider, near White’s post office, Saltlick township. Private Knopsnider died January 23, 1919, in a base hospital in France of pneumonia. A double funeral service, the time to be announced later, will be held for Private Knopsnider and his father, George Washington Knopsnider, who died several months ago. At the time of his death no funeral services were held for the elder Mr. Knopsnider.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Evening, June 9, 1921, page 1, column 2


Body of Gassed Mill Run Soldier Reaches New York.

A firing squad from the Milton L. Bishop Post of The American Legion, will attend the funeral of Private James G. Knopsnider, whose body arrived here yesterday morning from New York. A double funeral for Private Knopsnider and his father, George Washington Knopsnider will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at the family home in Saltlick township. Interment will be made in Eutsey cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Evening, June 10, 1921, page 1, column 7

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James L. KNOPSNIDER (1954-2002)

   James L. Knopsnider, 47, of Connellsville, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. He was born Nov. 12, 1954, in Mount Pleasant, a son of the late Domer and Cecelia Bailey Knopsnider. Mr. Knopsnider was a member of the South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Department and the Fire Police. He also was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy, Everson. He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Daniels Knopsnider; four daughters, Tracy Daniels of Uniontown, Kelly, Nicole and Beth Ann Knopsnider, all of Connellsville; 12 grandchildren, including Amanda Pritts and Eric Daniels, who resided with him; five brothers, Domer Knopsnider and his wife, Bonnie, of Connellsville, Thomas Knopsnider and his wife, Wanda, of Connellsville, Joseph Knopsnider of Scottdale, William Knopsnider and Larry Knopsnider, both of Connellsville; two sisters, Mary Rose of Connellsville and Gloria Davillia of Lorain, Ohio. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Carol Santiago and Judy Knopsnider and one brother, Ronald Knopsnider. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held Monday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Evelyn Stillwagon officiating. Interment will be private.


©The Herald Standard 2002, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, November 2, 2002

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Mary KNOPSNIDER (1880-1964)

MRS. MARY KNOPSNIDER

   Mrs. Mary Knopsnider,84,of 132 East Peach Street, died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in Connellsville State General Hospital, where she had been a patient since Sept. 24. She was born August 15, 1880, in Connellsville and has been a lifelong resident of the area. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Helen Greenawalt of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 2, and four grandchildren. The body will be at the Brooks funeral home after noon Thursday. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Gerald Pardoe officiating. Interment will be in Stouffer Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, October 7, 1964, page 22, column 4

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Beulah KNOPSNYDER ( -1943)

BEULAH KNOPSNYDER

   Miss Beulah Knopsnyder, 37 years old, daughter of Isaac Knopsnyder of Scottdale, Star Route, near the Ore Mines in Bullskin township, died at 3:30 o’clock Sunday morning at her home of complications. She was a lifelong resident of that district. Surviving are her father and two brothers, Charles and Edward, of Youngstown, Ohio. The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the home. Burial will be made in the Knopsnyder Cemetery in charge of Funeral Director Clyde B. Brooks of Indian Head.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, March 15, 1943, page 5, column 5

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Cora Richter KNOPSNYDER (1877-1948)

MRS. KNOPSNYDER”S RITES

   The funeral service for Mrs. Cora Richter Knopsnyder of White Post Office, who died Wednesday morning at her home, will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the residence with Rev. J. Lloyd Nedrow, pastor of the Wooddale Church of the Brethren, officiating. He will be assisted by Rev. John L. Woods, pastor of the Buchanan Church of God. Burial will be made in the Knopsnyder Cemetery. She was born February 26, 1877, at Dawson, a daughter of the late John and Mary Echard Richter, and resided virtually all her life in the White Post Office vicinity. Mrs. Knopsnyder was a member of the El Bethel Church of the Brethren for the past 40 years. Her husband, Elmer, died March 10, 1911. Surviving are six sons, John Knopsnyder of Greensburg, R.D. 3, Reuben and Strawn of Normalville, R.D. 1, and Walter, Jesse and Wilmer of White Post Office; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Ulery of White Post Office and Mrs. Irma Eutsey of Connellsville, R.D. 2; 33 grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Leichliter of McClellandtown; two brothers, Strawn Richter of White and Reuben Richter of Connellsville, R.D. 2, and two half-brothers, Theodore Richter of Blairsville and Taft Richter of Murphy Siding.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, December 16, 1948, page 2, column 3

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Elmer G. KNOPSNYDER ( -1941)

ELMER G. KNOPSNYDER

   Elmer G. Knopsnyder, 73 years old, died suddenly at 11:30 o’clock Monday morning of a cerebral hemorrhage while working in the woods where he and a son, Wilmer, were engaged in making posts. He died before it was possible to remove him to his home about a mile away. A son of the late Ahumas and Martha Brothers Knopsnyder, he had lived all of his life in the community where he was born and reared, his home being located along Scottdale Star Route, near White Postoffice. He had always engaged in farming. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Cora Richter Knopsnyder, and the following children, John of Greensburg, Reuben of Normalville, Walter, Jesse, Strawn, Mrs. Mary Ulery and Mrs. Erma Eutsey, all of White, and Wilmer, at home. He also leaves 23 grandchildren, one brother William of Acme, and three sisters, Mrs. Eliza Geary and Mrs. Sadie Leichliter, both of Connellsville, R. D., and Mrs. Annie Clark of Acme. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the home. Interment will be made in Knopsnyder Cemetery near White in charge of Funeral Director Clyde B. Brooks of Indian Head.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, March 11, 1941, page 6, column 5

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Arthur K. KNOTTS ( -1922)

ARTHUR K. KNOTTS FUNERAL

Funeral services for Arthur K. Knotts who died suddenly Tuesday afternoon will be held at the Third Presbyterian Church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. E. A. Hodil officiating. Internment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. The pall bearers will be Harry Mitchell, Harry N. Boyd, William B McClay, William Searight, Joseph Denk, and Roy V. Nicolay.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, January 19, 1922

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bullet Ira D. KNOTTS died in 1915. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(15)

IN MEMORIAM
Dr. Ira D. Knotts was born near Mt. Olive, Greene county, Pa., March 9th, 1857, aged 58 years, 7 months and 22 days. Death was finally due to a stroke of paralysis which followed a continued illness of about eight months. His first sickness was in March when he was confined to his bed with la grippe and before he fully recovered from this sickness, was on the go again and this resulted in his having to go away for his health about July 27th and the following week he took his bed at Cambridge Springs under the care of Dr. Logan. Here he did not improve any and later he was removed to a private sanitarium in Pittsburgh under the care of Dr. Samuel Ayres. Other specialists were called but medical skill could give no relief and here he departed this life into everlasting life on October 22nd, 1915.
He was immediately removed to his home and the funeral services on Oct. 24, were conducted by Rev. Odell, of the M.E. church and Rev. Butler of the M.P. church. Interment in the Highland cemetery at Davistown. He said when he left home that he did not expect to be brought back alive. He was united in marriage to Miss Emma Steele and to this union were born four children, three boys and one girl and all are living; William Olsler, aged 19; Willis Olan, aged 12; J. Wendell Odell, aged 10; and Ira Ruth, aged 4 He also leaves one brother, Lewis E. Knotts, of Perry township, and one sister, Mrs. Ross McClure, of near Davistown. He was a son of William and Ruth (South) Knotts.
His forefathers came from England and settled in Delaware and later fought in the Revolutionary war. They later founded a town in West Virginia by the name of Knottsville.
His grandfather, Absalom Knotts, was born in Fayette county and fought in the War of 1812,
Dr. Knotts united with the M.E. church when quite young and lived a true christian life. He held his membership at Asbery Chapel on Colvins Run. When he was on his death-bed the nurse read passages of Scripture to him and he said that he felt a great spiritual uprising. He was also a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge, which paid such a grand tribute of respect to him. He was honest, industrious and upright and also very firm in what he thought was right. In temperament, he was very mild, frank and accommodating. He was also a very well educated man. After completing his common school education, he taught in the common schools for a few years and then went to college. He first went to school at Jefferson, Pa., and after finishing his course there he went to Mt. Union, Ohio, and graduated about 1883, in 1887 he graduated in the medical course at the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia and later took a post-graduate course in medicine in Johns Hopkins university at Baltimore.
He was known all over the country as a physician and had practiced medicine at Davistown for about 28 years. He was a Democrat ad took an active part in political matters. At his death, he held the office of school director and he always took the initiative in any kind of school work.
He will be missed by all but certainly by no one as much as his immediate family, for whom he had provided so generously.


bullet S. Richard KNOTTS died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(22)

Professor S. Richard Knotts, formerly a widely known resident of Uniontown but for many years teacher of music in Pittsburgh, died suddenly Friday night May 24,1935 in the family residence 691 Allegheny avenue, North Side Pittsburgh.
Surviving are: His widow, Martha Knotts; a daughter, Elizabeth Jane and a son S. Richard Knotts, Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah L. Blacks, Cheswick; Mrs. Willa Fetterman of Pittsburgh; and a brother, Roy F. Knotts of Uniontown,
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 o'clock Daylight Time, Tuesday afternoon in the Flannery mortuary chapel corner of Ridge and Irwin avenues.


Betty I. Immel KNOUSE (1932-1995)

Betty I. Knouse

   Betty Immel Knouse, 62, of Norvelt, Greensburg R.D. 2, and a native of Carbon, died Friday in her home. She is survived by two daughters, Pam Knouse of Greensburg and Tammy Knouse of Mount Pleasant, a brother, Robert Immel and his wife, Louise, of Mount Pleasant, and two nephews, Bobby Immel of Florida and Jeff Immel of Connellsville. Friends will be received at the Jay A. Hoffer Funeral Home, Norvelt, today from 1 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– December 1, 1932
   Died—– November 17, 1995


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, November, 1995

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Aaron Keith KNOX ( -1975)

Rites For Victim Of River Set

   Funeral services for an 18-year old Ronco youth who drowned Friday in the Monongahela River at Nemacolin will be held Thursday. Services for Aaron Keith Knox, son of Thomas J. Knox of Ronco and Susie Knox of Marianna, will be held at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Ronco. Rev. M. T. Mason will officiate at services, with burial to follow in the Greendale Cemetery at Masontown under the direction of the Lantz Funeral Home, Uniontown. The family will receive friends at the church from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday. Knox, a senior at German Twp. High School, attempted to swim the width of the river from Ronco to Nemacolin at the site of the old ferry crossing. He began struggling in the water, and despite the rescue attempts of companions, he went under about 40 feet from shore in water some 20 to 25 feet deep. His body was recovered at about 10 a.m. yesterday at the Nemacolin Mine Shop in an area where barges are moored. That area is about a quarter of a mile downstream from where the youth went under. Volunteers from seven fire companies assisted in efforts to recover the body following the fatality, but the high water and muddy conditions hampered their efforts. Knox was swimming with a brother, Benjamin, and another companion, Michael Fenton, when he drowned at about 3:30 p.m. Friday. In addition to his parents, he is survived by 13 brothers and sisters: Sylvester Knox of Hawaii; Darlene Knox and Mrs. Leon (Audrey) Jones, both of Uniontown; Denise Knox of Pittsburgh; Frederick of Fort Dix, N.J.; Joni, Benjamin and Casey, all at home; Mrs. Chester (Rose Marie) Green and Mrs. Robert (Marilyn) Jones, both of New Kensington; Mrs. William (Gwendolyn) Nichols of Fort Belvoir, Va.; Thomas Knox of Okinawa; and Samuel Knox of New York. Also surviving are two nephews and a number of other relatives and friends.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, August 19, 1975, page 1, column 8,
continued to page 22, column 4


KNOX, AARON KEITH— Friends will be received in the First Baptist Church of Ronco today from 5 to 10 p.m. and where services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. M. T. Mason will officiate. Interment in Greendale Cemetery, Masontown under direction of the Carl A. Lantz Funeral Home, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, August 20, 1975, page 40, column 8

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bullet Harriette KNOX died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Miss Harriette Knox, sister of the late United States Senator Philander C. Knox, died in the family residence, Front street, Brownsville, Wednesday morning, January 30, 1935.
Death followed an illness of several years.  Miss Knox, the last of the family, having only returned about two weeks ago from a protracted illness in Hillcrest sanitarium, Washington, Pa.  She is survived only by several nephews and nieces.
(Genius - 1/31/1935)


bullet Thomas KNOX died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(12)

THOMAS KNOX
Attending to the final chores of the day at his homestead near Miller Farm, Menallen township, Thomas Knox, aged 69, prominent farmer of that district dropped dead at 4:20 Monday afternoon, February 28, 1938. Mr. Knox had been working on the farm throughout the day and his sudden illness was attributed to heart disease.
Mr. Knox was born April 6, 1869 in Gibbons Glade, Pa., and had been a resident of Menallen township for 35 years. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ida Knox, and the following children: Mrs. Etta Cuzzune, Miller Farm, Mrs. ___
(balance of obit missing)


Bertha KNOYER ( -1929)

MRS. BERTHA E. KNOYER

   Mrs. Bertha Knoyer, 50 years old, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, a former resident of Dunbar, died Saturday morning in her home. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Olivia McGraw of Dunbar; two sons, Charles Knoyer of Cuyahoga Falls and Lloyd Knoyer of Phoenix, Ohio; one brother, Okey McGraw of Los Angeles, and two sisters, Mrs. Laura Warnick of Los Angles and Mrs. Ada Devan of Lisbon, Ohio. The body was shipped to Dunbar Sunday afternoon. Funeral director James T. Burhans removed it to the home of Mrs. Knoyer's mother, Mrs. McGraw, where services were held this afternoon. Rev H. D. Purrier of the Baptist Church officiated. Burial was made in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 8, 1929, page 6, column 3

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Clara Isobel Collins KNOYER ( -1961)

MRS. CLARA KNOYER

   Mrs. Clara Isobel Collins Knoyer, 87, Uniontown, died at 5:05 p.m. in the Uniontown Hospital. She was a member of the Central Christian Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Mary Jane) Perry of Uniontown; eight grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. George (Zella) Martin of Connellsville. The body will be at the Gleason funeral home, Uniontown, after 7 p.m. today. The funeral service will be conducted there at 2 p.m. Monday by Dr. Earl P Confer. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, October 7, 1961, page 2, column 4

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Paul R. KNOYER, Sr. ( -1961)

KNOYER, PAUL R. SR.— Aged 61, 48 Milton Ave., died in his home, Sunday morning, February 12, 1961. He was a retired employee of the Hagan Ice Cream Co. and was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church, John Knox Bible Class and Teamsters local 491, Uniontown. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Gus (Frances) Lopresti and Mrs. Edward (Clara) Flynn, Cleveland, O.; four sons, Paul R., Jr., at home; Thomas F., West Alexander: Earl and Ralph C., Uniontown; eight grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Clara Collins Knoyer, Uniontown; one sister, Mrs. Charles Perry, Uniontown. He was predeceased by his first wife, Margaret McTighe Knoyer in 1947 and by his second wife, Anna Fitch Knoyer in 1957. Friends will be received in the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., after 7 p.m. today and Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-10, until Wednesday at 2 p.m., the hour of service. The Rev. William Silbert, Jr., will officiate. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, February 13, 1961, page 20, column 8

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Frank KOBALLA ( - )

Frank Koballa

   Frank Koballa, 85, of 315 Brown St., Everson, died Tuesday at Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Frank Kapr Funeral Home Inc., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Date unknown

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Richard E. KOBALLA ( -1941)

RICHARD E. KOBALLA

   Richard Eugene Koballa, one week old son of George and Sue Knepp Koballa of 143 Third street, Trotter, died at 12:30 o’clock Wednesday morning at Uniontown hospital. Surviving are his parents and a brother. The body was removed to the residence by Funeral Director Milton V. Munk. Funeral services were to be held at the home at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon in charge of Rev. Stanislaus Moravek, pastor of St. John’s church. Burial was to be in St. John’s cemetery, Brookvale.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 22, 1941, page 3 column 4

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Alice Corna Budney KOBISTEK ( -1996)

Alice Kobistek

   Alice ‘Nina’ Corna Budney Kobistek, 44, of Weltytown, Mount Pleasant R.D. 1, and formerly of Ligonier, died Friday, Nov. 8, 1996, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She is survived by her parents, James B. and Annabelle Johnson Corna of both Ocala, Fla., and Rector, Pa.; her husband, Paul L. ‘Skip’ Kobistek Jr.; a son, Anthony Budney at home; two stepsons Paul L. Kobistek III and wife, Michelle, of Mount Pleasant R.D. 1 and Brian Kobistek of Latrobe; a brother, Dr. Daniel Corna and wife, Lisa, of Pittsburgh; two sisters: Paula Corna Ament and husband, John, of Pittsburgh; her father-in-law, Paul L. Kobistek Sr. of Mount Pleasant R.D. 1; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Gaut-Bacha Funeral Home Inc., Pleasant Unity, today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 9:15 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1996

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Anthony KOBYLARCZYK (1913-1996)

Anthony Kobylarczyk

   Anthony ‘Tony’ Kobylarczyk, 82, of New Geneva, Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1996, in the Franklin Care Center, Waynesburg, Pa. He was born on June 29, 1913, in Uniontown, Pa., the son of the late John A. and Mary Walsh Kobylarczyk. Mr. Kobylarczyk was a retired coal miner and a member of St. Hubert R.C. Church of Point Marion, Pa. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Luberda Kobylarczyk; a daughter, Peggy Fabery of New Geneva, Pa.; two sons, Anthony Kobylarczyk of Cleveland, Ohio and Bill C. Kobylarczyk of Smithfield, Pa.; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Helen Craciun of Miami, Fla., Rose Noga of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Anne Voudy of Hartsville, S.C. Friends will be received in the LOUIS E. RUDOLPH FUNERAL HOME, 15 Main St., Point Marion, Pa., on Friday, Jan. 5, 1996, from 7 to 9 p.m. A brief prayer service will be held, in the funeral home, at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., in St. Hubert R.C. Church, Point Marion, with the Rev. Fr. Dennis Bogusz as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smithfield


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1996

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Joseph W. KOCAY (1908-1996)

Joseph W. Kocay

   Joseph W. Kocay, 87 of Collier Township, Allegheny County, and formerly of Windgap, Pa., died Saturday, June 15, 1996, in Maciner Health Center, Moon Township. He was born October 8, 1908. He was the beloved husband of Grace Trautman Kocay, dear father of Joseph Kocay Jr., Donald and Jean Kocay, and Ellen Kocay Hill, grandfather of five, and brother of Frank Kocay, Edward Kocay, Stella Fogerty, Sophie Hobell, and Bertha Krawczyk, and the late Andrew Kocay and Nellie Reitmeier. Visitation will be held at the McDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1225 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said Tuesday, June 18, at 10 a.m. in St. John of God Parish, St. Mary Help of Christians Church.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1996

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Michael KOCHAN ( -1937)

PEDESTRIAN HIT
BY AUTOMOBILE;
FATALLY INJURED

Michael Kochan of Vestaburg
Struck While Attempting To
Cross Road Near Home

DIES SHORT TIME LATER

   Michael Kochan, aged 45, of Vestaburg, was fatally injured early last evening when struck by an automobile while walking across the road at the bottom of Maple Glenn hill, near Vestaburg. Death ensued 15 minutes after he was taken to the Brownsville General hospital by the driver of the ill-fated car. Love Brock, 33, also of Vestaburg. State motor police said Brock informed them Kochan stepped in front of his car and that he tried to avoid the tragedy. Brock asserted he noticed the man weaving on the highway and thought he could get across the road safely. As Brock neared the pedestrian he said Kochan suddenly swerved directly into the path of the machine. Kochan suffered a fractured skull, broken left leg and right ankle. The left front headlight of the car struck the man and he was carried about 15 feet and fell in front of the auto. The wheels of the machine ran over the victim. Brock rushed the dying man to the hospital and reported the death to motor police at the Waynesburg barracks. Kochan is a miner and leaves a small family.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, October 16, 1937, page 1, column 7,
continued to page 2 column 3

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

Eleanor Kochis, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kochis, House 26, Edenborn, died at 2:30 Tuesday morning, June 4, 1937.  In addition to her parents, a number of brothers and sisters survive.
Services will be at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the home, Rev. Fr. Kondria officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary's church cemetery.


Andrew E. KOCIK (1922-2000)

Obituary is typed as published. Surname is spelled differently.

Andrew E. Kocik Sr., Connellsville

   Andrew E. "Mutney" Kocik Sr., 77, of Connellsville, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, in Scottdale manor Rehabilitation Center, Scottdale. He was born Aug 29, 1922, in Leisenring, a son of the late Anthony and Anna (Simko) Zerechak Cochic. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a coal miner for U.S. Steel Corp. He was a veteran of the Armed Forces serving as a corporal with the U.S. Army’s 854th “Spearheaders” Engineer Battalion Aviation, that served in the Pacific theatre during World War II. His unit participated in the Kwajalien, Guam and Okinawa campaigns. He is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Catherine (Balaban) Kocik, whom he married Sept. 7, 1946; two sons, Andrew Jr. and Bernard Kocik, both of Connellsville; a daughter, Mrs. Eileen McDowell and husband Paul, of Connellsville; three grandchildren of whom he was most proud, Adam, Katie and Sean McDowell, all of Connellsville; and two half sisters, Sophia Zerechak of Leisenring and Madelyn Cochick of Florida. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Anton Kocik (1933); a sister Teresa (Cochick) Hanchuck (1993); and the following half-brothers and half-sisters, Anna (Zerechak) Cochick, Joseph-Zerechak, Maritn Zerechak, Samuel Zerechak, Mary (Cochick) Wardzella, Anne (Cochick) Stetz, Katie (Cochick) Oraski, John Cochick and George Cochick. Friends will be received Friday 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 blessing service will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist RC Church with the Rev. Father John Butler as celebrant. Interment will follow with full military rites accorded by the American legion Post 301 and the VFW Post 21 in St. John the Evangelist RC Cemetery, Connellsville. A parish wake service will be held Friday at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. John the Evangelist RC Church, Connellsville.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Thursday, August 31, 2000

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John P. KOCIS (1877-1944)

JOHN P. KOCIS

   John P. Kocis, 67 years old, of Third street, South Connellsville, died suddenly at 11:20 o’clock Sunday morning while at work at the South Connellsville plant of Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation. A heart attack was given as the cause of death. He was born May 23, 1877, in Ordzovan, Spiska Stoliea, Slovensko, a son of the late John and Anna Kocis, and came to this country 51 years ago. He was united in marriage May 13, 1899, to Miss Anna Kubela at New Haven by the late Rev. E. E. Gelhof. He was a resident of South Connellsville for 36 years. He was a member of St. John’s R. C. Church, the Jednota Lodge No. 106, the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Branch No. 62 and the Holy Name Society. His wife preceded him in death three months ago. Surviving children are Miss Mary Gertrude and Miss Agnes R. at home, Michael T. of Youghiogheny avenue, South Connellsville, Joseph J. of West Crawford avenue, Connellsville, and Anna Marie, wife of Joseph S. Martin of 418 South Pittsburg street, South Connellsville. Two children preceded him in death. There are six grandchildren, one preceding him in death. He was a brother of Martin of Detroit, Mich., Andrew of Edenborn, Stephen of Buffington and a sister in Europe. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning with the cortege meeting at the home at 8:30 o’clock and requiem high mass at St. John’s R. C. Church at 9 o’clock in charge of Rev. S. Moravek, pastor. Burial will be made in the church cemetery at Brookvale. The body was taken to the home this afternoon by Funeral Director Milton V. Munk. The Holy Name Society will meet at the home at 7 o’clock Tuesday evening to recite the rosary. The Christian Mothers will meet at 8 o’clock Tuesday night.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, November 6, 1944, page 2, column 3

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George KOCUS ( -1944)

GEORGE KOCUS

   George Kocus, 58, of Fayette City, R. D., died Tuesday at Uniontown Hospital.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 6, 1944, page 7, column 8

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Edward KODALA (1921-1997)

   Edward Kodala, 75, of Millsboro died Sunday, January 19, 1997, in Brownsville General Hospital following an extended illness. He was born March 21, 1921, in Millsboro, Pa., a son of Rudolph and Theresa Rose Rosthar Kodala. He lived all of his life in the Millsboro- Fredericktown area, he was a coal miner who worked for 43 years for Jones & Laughlin Steel Company and Vesta Mining in the Vesta 5 Coal Mine. He was a WWII veteran who served with the U.S. Marine Corp from 1941 to 1946, and a member of St Michael Archangels Roman Catholic Church of St. Oliver Plunkett Pariah, Fredericktown. Fredericktown American legion Post 391, Vestaburg VFW Post 6698 and UMWA Vestaburg Local. His parents and a brother, John Kodala, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Malensky Kodala, whom he married October 5, 1946, in Fredericktown, Pa.; one sister Louise Zeleznik of Chiefland, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Frank Burkus Funeral Home, 29 Mill Street, Millsboro, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, January 22, until 10:30 a.m. at which time funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Fr. Edward S. Litavec of St Michael Archangel R.C. Church, St Oliver. Interment will follow in Greene Co. Memorial Park, Waynesburg.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Monday, January 20, 1997

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Anna KODRIC ( -1921)

PLEURISY FATAL TO CHILD

   Anna Kodric, three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Kodric of Gates, died Wednesday evening at 9:30 from pleurisy. She had been ill only a short time. Besides her parents, one sister survives. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon with internment in Park Place cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, October 21, 1921, page 8, column 4

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bullet Joseph KODRIC died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

KODRIC RITES
Funeral rites for Joseph Kodric, aged 36, who died Sunday morning, November 7, 1937, at the family home in Brushwood, will be held at 8:30 Wednesday morning in the residence, followed by additional services in the St. Mary's R.C. church. Rev. Fr. John Blazic will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Vincent D. KOEHLER ( -1996)

Vincent D. Koehler

   Vincent DeWayne Koehler, 36 years of Uniontown R.D. 6, Pa., died early Saturday morning, Feb. 10, 1996, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He is survived by his fiancée, Kimberly Grimm, and her children whom he reared, Miss Danielle Marvin and Christopher Marvin, all at home; his mother, Caroline Koehler, and his son, William DeWayne Koehler, both of Sharon, Pa.; and one brother, Donald H. Koehler of Austintown, Ohio. Friends may call today from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home Inc., 1090 East State St., Sharon, Pa 16146.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1996

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George F. KOHL ( -1968)

G. F. KOHL

   George F. Kohl, 65, of Baltimore, Md., formerly of Connellsville, died unexpectedly Tuesday night at his home. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Kohl of Connellsville. Surviving are his widow, six children, 14 grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Barbara Huffine of 703 Olive St.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, May 15, 1968, page 15, column 6

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Charles KOHRMAN ( -1957)

C. Kohrman
Dies At 73

   Stricken with a heart attack while raking leaves, an elderly Uniontown man was pronounced dead on arrival at Uniontown Hospital yesterday. The victim was Charles Kohrman, 73, of 371 Derrick Ave., who was working at a home on Wilson Ave. Mr. Kohrman, a retired coal miner who worked occasionally as a handyman, was a member of St. John's R. C. church, where Mass will be sung at 10 a.m., Monday with the Rev. T. J. Dunn as celebrant. Friends will be received in the Ferguson Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Today. The victim, who was unmarried, is survived by two brothers, Harry and Frank, both of Uniontown.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, October 26, 1957, page 3, column 4


KOHRMAN, CHARLES— Aged 73, 371 Derrick Ave., died Friday, October 25, 1957, in Uniontown Hospital. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the St. John's R. C. Church. He is survived by two brothers, Harry, at home; Frank, Uniontown. Friends are received in the Ferguson Home, 80 Morgantown Street. Requiem High Mass will be intoned today at 10:00 a.m. in St. John's R. C. Church with Rev. Fr. Thomas J. Dunn as celebrant. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers will be James H. Kohrman, Charles P. Kohrman, Gerald P. Kohrman, James Christie, Robert Rush and Robert Stewart.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 28, 1957, page 6, column 7

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Henry P. KOHRMAN ( -1937)

HENRY P. KOHRMAN

   Henry P. Kohrman, 56, died suddenly at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, June 10, 1937, in his home 413 Derrick avenue. Surviving are his widow, Veronica M. Kohrman; two sons, John and Robert Kohrman, at home and three brothers: Charles, Frank and Harry Kohrman, of Derrick avenue. He was a member of St. John’s R. C. church. Funeral services will be conducted in St. John’s Monday morning at 9 o’clock in charge of Rev. Fr. Thomas J. Dunn. Burial will be at Sylvan Heights.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, June 11, 1937,page 12, column 2

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

Mrs. Anna Kois, aged 21, wife of John Kois, died at 2:30 o'clock Monday morning, October 1, 1934, in the family residence, House 37, Penn-Pitt, following an extended illness.  Besides her husband she is survived by an infant son.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(Standard - 10/3/1934)


Charles J. KOIS (1915-1993)

Charles J. Kois

   Charles J. Kois, 78, of Balsinger passed away Friday, April 9, 1993, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Jan. 28, 1915, in Buffington, son of the late George and Anna Baniecki Kois. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Alice Kubica and Mary Sipes. He was a member of St. Thomas R.C. Church in Footedale, the Holy Name Society, UMWA District 5 Local 1248, Polish Highlanders Circle 14, Messmore Rod and Gun Club, a retired coal miner from US Steel’s Maple Creek mine, and a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Leona (Mackowiak) Markovich Kois; the following children: a daughter, Carletta Fronczek, and her husband, Daniel, of Uniontown…


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1993

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Dorothy L. KOIS (1930-1994)

Dorothy L. Kois

   Dorothy L. Kois, 63, of Warren, Ohio, died Wednesday, July 20, 1994 in Trumbull Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 11, 1930, in Uniontown, daughter of the late Christy Ache and Caroline Randolf. She was a 1948 graduate of Germantown, Pa. High School; she came to Warren in 1956 from Pennsylvania; was the co-owner with her husband and the manager of Domestic Sewing Center on Youngstown Rd. SE in Warren since 1956; she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Warren, Ohio. Surviving are her husband, Jacob ‘Jake’ L Kois; one son, James R. Kois of Warren; two daughters: Mrs. Ronald (Carol) Misel of Mineral Ridge, Ohio and Mrs. Randy (Linda) Fabrizio of Warren; one brother, Edward Yadeski of Lowes, Del.; and two grandchildren. Friends will be received at the PETER ROSSI & SON MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1884 North Rd. N.E., Warren, Ohio, on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday until 10 a.m., the hour of service. Interment in Crown Hill Burial Park, Vienna, Ohio.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1994

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Mary S. Semachko KOKIKO (1928-1996)

Mary S. Kokiko

   Mary S. Kokiko, 68, of Uniontown, Pa., died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1996, in Cherry Tree Nursing Center, Uniontown. She was born Feb. 5, 1928, daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Kmetz Semachko. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Kokiko; and two brothers, Michael and Andrew Semachko. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church; and was the owner of J.K. Monogramming. Surviving are a daughter, Karen Kokiko of Reno, Nev.; a son, Charles William Kokiko Jr., and his wife, Jeannine of Germantown, Md.; a grandson, Neal Kokiko; a brother, John Semachko of Parma, Ohio; and a sister, Elizabeth Patterson of Lemont Furnace. The family will receive friends in the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday until 10 a.m., when Panachida Services will be held, followed by Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m., in St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, with the Rev. Fr. Richard Whetstone as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1996

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Theodore Matthew KOKOSKA ( -1997)

Theodore Kokoska

   Theodore Matthew Kokoska, 31, of 1041 Soniat St., New Orleans, La., formerly of Daisytown, Pa., died Monday, May 5, 1997, in University Hospital, New Orleans, La. He is survived by his parents, Charles and Etta Ames Kokoska Sr., of Daisytown, Pa.; paternal grandparents, George and Helen Bialon Kokoska of Daisytown; a sister, Jennifer Kokoska of Daisytown; and one brother, Dr. Charles Kokoska of Clarksville, Pa. Friends will be received in the Greenlee Funeral Home, Rt. 40, Beallsville, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 1:30 p.m., the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1997

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Steve KOLAR ( -1997)

Steve Kolar

   Steve Kolar, 74, of Smithfield, Pa., died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, in his home. He was the son of Joe and Frances Kolar. There will be no public viewing or visitation. Private services are under direction of the Donald R. Crawford Funeral Home, Hopwood, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1997

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Frances LaRosa KOLARIK (1932-1994)

Frances Kolarik, Melcroft resident

   Frances Kolarik, 61, of Melcroft, died Monday, June 27, 1994, in the Harmon House, Mount Pleasant. She was born Dec. 5, 1932, in Frediens, Pa., a daughter of the late Sam and Mary Concetta LaRosa. She was a resident of Melcroft since 1938, and was a member of St. Raymond’s of the Mountain Roman Catholic Church, Donegal. Surviving are her husband of 40 years, George F. Kolarik; six sons, Frank Kolarik of Normalville, Joe, Sam, Dave and Jack Kolarik, all of Melcroft, and Dan Kolarik of Acme; a daughter, Mrs. Lee (Rose) Bare of Virginia Beach, Va.; 10 grandchildren; five brothers, Joseph LaRosa of Long Island, N.Y., Samuel LaRosa of Falls Church, Va., Anthony and Paul LaRosa, both of Melcroft, and John LaRosa of Acme; four sisters, Mrs. Anna McClain of Uniontown, Mrs. Edward (Rosie) Martinowski of Melcroft, Mrs. Bud (Anita) Linsenbigler of Greensburg, and Mrs. Edward (Pauline) Kimmer of Jeannette.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1994

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George Frank KOLARIK ( -1996)

George F. Kolarik

   George Frank Kolarik, 72, of Melcroft, died Friday, July 12, 1996, in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. today in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Raymond’s of the Mountain Roman Catholic Church, Donegal, with the Rev. Leonard McAlpin as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Raymond’s Cemetery, Saltlick Township. A parish wake service will be held today at 3 p.m. in the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1996

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Rosella KOLBASH (1898-1968)

MRS. ROSELLA KOLBASH

   Mrs. Rosella Kolbash (Kielbasa), 69, of Allison, died at 11:40 p.m. Monday in Uniontown Hospital after an extended illness. She was born Aug. 5, 1898, in Poland, and was a member of the Church of the Madonna of Cardale. Surviving are five sons, including Jacob at home and Lloyd of Beallsville; four daughters, including Mrs. Mary Rakas of Allison; 21 grandchildren; nine great - grandchildren and three sisters. Her husband, Frank, died Sept. 30, 1967.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, May 23, 1968, page 21, column 2

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Edna P. Shay KOLECK Stone  (1903-1987)

   Edna P. Shay Koleck, 84, of Ohiopyle, R.D. 1, died Monday at her home. She was born Feb. 20, 1903 in Mill Run, daughter of the late James and Ida Sipe Beghley. She was a resident of Ohiopyle since 1938 and a member of Oak Grove Church, Ohiopyle. Surviving are three sons, Robert Shay of Rockwood, James Shay of Ohiopyle and Lennon P. Shay of Smithfield; one daughter, Mrs. Wilbert (Grace) Rugg of Mill Run; eight grandchildren, and none great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Henry Shay and her second husband, George Koleck.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November 2, 1987

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Margaret KOLECK (1919-2004)

Margaret Koleck
Beaver

Margaret Koleck, 85, of Beaver, formerly of Monarch, Pa, died Friday morning, May 28, 2004, at The Medical Center, Beaver, following an extended illness. Born April 24, 1919, in McKees Rocks, Pa., a daughter of the late Nikolas and Anna Uram, she had been a resident of Beaver the past four years and was a member of St. Aloysius of Dunbar, Pa. She was preceded by her husband, John S. Koleck, in 1993, a son, Timothy Koleck, in 1957, and an infant sister. Surviving is a daughter and son in law, Judy and Rick Galand, Beaver; two brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Elinor Uram, Beaver, Ronald and Mary Lou Uram, Kennedy Township; two sisters, Mary Dragan, Vanport, Helen Burek, Union City, Pa.; three granddaughters, Tammy and her husband, Cort Rowse, Brighton Township, Trisha Galand, Mt. Lebanon, and her fiancée, Lucas Good, of Oakland and Amanda Galand, Beaver and three great-grandchildren, Alyson, Alex and Nikolas Rowse. Friends will be received Sunday from 3 p.m. until time of blessing service at 6 p.m. in the NOLL FUNERAL HOME , Inc., 333 Third St., Beaver. The blessing service will be conducted by Father John M. Jordan, Pastor of St. Blaise Church, Midland. Private interment will take place at St. John’s Cemetery, Connellsville, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made if desired to the First Presbyterian Church Building of Tradition Fund, College Ave., Beaver, Pa., 15000.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, May 29, 2004

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Stephen A. KOLECK (1920-2008)

   Mr. Stephen A. Koleck, 88, of West Leisenring, Fayette County, Pa., passed away on Monday, December 15, 2008, at UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh, Pa., with his family by his side. Stephen was born on October 27, 1920, in West Leisenring, Pa., the son of Joseph and Anna Mayher Kolek. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Helen Truty Koleck, four brothers, Andrew Koleck, Paul Koleck, Joseph Koleck, and John Koleck, and three sisters, Sue Bury, Ann Sapp, and Mary Biler. Stephen was a member of the VFW Post 47, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., Independent Slovak Citizens Club, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., West Leisenring Volunteer Fire Department, Valley Sportsmen Club, the Juniata Sportsman's Club. He was a World War II Veteran and a POW. He is survived by his children: Cynthia McGalla, of Grindstone, Fayette County, Pa., and James Koleck, of West Leisenring; a grandson, Stephen McGalla, and a brother, Frank Koleck and wife, Marie, of Bitner, Fayette County, Pa. Friends will be received in the THOMAS M. DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, on Thursday, December 18, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday, December 19, 2008, until 9:30 a.m., at which time Prayers of Transfer will be recited, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evanglist Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, Pa., with the Rev. Father Dennis A. Bogusz, as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, in Uniontown, where military rites will be accorded by VFW Post 47.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, December 17, 2008

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Joe W. KOLESAR, Sr. (1916-1996)

Joe W. Kolesar, Sr.

   Joe W. Kolesar, Sr., 79, of 2 Ladd Rd., Westfield, Pa., passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 1996, at his residence. He was born Jan. 26, 1916, in Leisenring, Pa., the son of the late John and Dorotha Alexi Kolesar. Mr. Kolesar attended public school in Leisenring and Republic, and Redstone Township High School. He was a World War II army veteran and a member of Knoxville Dads of Foreign Service Post. Mr. Kolesar was a former coal miner and he owned and operated Kolesar’s Body Shop before his retirement. He was an avid fisherman, a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Republic and St. Catherine’s Catholic Church of Westfield, Pa. Surviving are his wife, Jessie; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe (Buzz) and Jamie Kolesar of Westfield, Pa., Terry and Patricia Kolesar of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Victor and Vonny Kolesar of Westfield, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Norman Painter of Addison, N.Y.; 21 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Kolesar and George Kolesar, both of Republic; and two sisters, Maria Szallar of Hollywood, Fla., and Dorothy Fraley of Republic, Pa. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Gene; and two brothers, Mike and Lewis. A Mass was offered on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1996, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Westfield, Pa. Arrangements were under the direction of the KENYON FUNERAL HOME, Westfield, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1996

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

Mrs. Mary Kolesar died Tuesday evening in the Uniontown hospital where she had been confined since being removed from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Belley, 66, Delaware street two months ago.  Death followed a lingering illness which was attributed to complications.
Mrs. Kolesar was 83 years old.  Her husband died exactly one year ago.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Belley, Uniontown, and Mrs. Katherine Bules, Greensburg.  Twelve grandchildren and 15 great grand children also survive.
The body was removed from Haky Funeral Home in West Fayette street to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Belley.
Friends may view the body at the daughter's home until the time of the services.
Short funeral services will be conducted at 9 o'clock Saturday morning in the home at Delaware street, followed by requiem mass in St. John's Greek Catholic church, with Rev. Fr. Peter Dolinay as celebrant.  Burial will follow in St. John's cemetery, Hopwood.


Veronica KOLISAR ( -1924)

Veronica KOLISAR ( -1924)

VERONICA KOLISAR

   Veronica Kolisar, 10 years, six months and four days old, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Dora Kolisar of Leisenring No. 2, Sunday morning at 8:45 o’clock. The child had almost received from an attack of diphtheria when pneumonia developed.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, October 2, 1924, page 6, column 7

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bullet Paul KOLLAR died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(14)

Catapulted from his speeding automobile and finally caught under it after the machine turned several somersaults, Paul Kollar, 19, of Short street, Uniontown, was almost instantly killed Saturday night.  His companion, Frank Lophovsky, 21, a neighbor, miraculously escaped with slight elbow and hip injuries.
Kollar's head was crushed and his neck broken.  His lifeless body was found under the car, which after turning over several times on the highway landed upright 70 feet distant.
The survivor told state highway patrolmen that Kollar, driving a large car had been speeding dangerously along the Walnut Hill road just before the crash came.
The car was unable to negotiate a sharp curve at a speed which Lophovsky estimated at 45 to 50 miles an hour.
Both men were throw clear of the car on the first roll but the driver ???
. machine.  The car was almost a complete wreck.
Surviving the victim are his father, George Kollar, Uppermiddletown; and Michael, South Uniontown; Frank, Pittsburgh road; Mrs. Anna Kollar, a resident of Czechoslovakia; Mrs. Susan Patocar, Rankin Shaft; Mary, Pittsburgh; and Mrs. Elizabeth Saluga, Oliver No. 3.
Prayers will be said in the family residence, 145 Short street, at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning followed by requiem mass in St. Mary's R. C. church with Rev. Fr. John Blazic as celebrant.  Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery.


Paulina KOLLAR ( -1931)

PAULINA KOLLAR

   Mrs. Paulina Kollar, aged 43, died at 5:45 p.m., Friday, March 27, 1931, at the late residence, 58 South Mount Vernon avenue, following a lingering illness of more than a year’s duration of complications. She is survived by her husband, Joseph K. Kollar and several children. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, March 28, 1931, page 15, column 3


KOLLAR SERVICES

   Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Kollar will be held at the late residence, 58 South Mount Vernon avenue, this morning, followed by Requiem High Mass in St. Mary’s R. C. church at 9 o’clock in charge of the pastor, Fr. John Blazic. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 30, 1931, page 9, column 2

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Stella Marie Frederick KOLLAR (1925-1996)

Stella Marie Kollar

   Stella Marie Frederick Speshock Kollar, 71, of Lemont Furnace, Pa., died Friday, Oct. 18, 1996, in Cherry Tree Nursing Center, Uniontown, Pa. She was born April 26, 1925, in Lamberton, Pa. She was preceded in death by her father, her mother and stepfather, Nellie and Frank Kozak, her first husband, William E. Speshock Sr., a step-daughter, Esther Hudock, and two brothers, Stanley Frederick and Frank Frederick. Mrs. Kollar was employed as a seamstress for many years with the Michael Berkowitz Company. She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Uniontown, past president for eight years and member of St. Joseph’s Confraternity of Christian Mothers, a member of Uniontown Hospital Auxiliary, and a hospital volunteer for many years. She was also a member of Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary, Uniontown Circle Club, and First Catholic Slovak Ladies Union. She is survived by her husband, Frank Kollar, two children: William E. Speshock Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Fairchance, Pa., and Robert J. Speshock and his wife, Shirley, of Hurst, Texas; two step-children: Ronald Kollar, at home, and Virginia Kovach of Cleveland, Ohio; a grandson, Joshua Speshock; four step-grandchildren: Brian Hudock, Brent Hudock, Curtis Kovach, Bradley Kovach, a step- great-granddaughter, Anna Ray Kovach, a sister, Kay Litwin of Crucible, Pa., a brother, John Frederick of Footedale, Pa., and several nieces and nephews. 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, Oct. 22, until 9 a.m. when a Prayer Service will be held. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph R.C. Church, Uniontown, with the Rev. Fr. Alexander Pleban as celebrant. Interment will be held in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hopwood.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1996

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bullet Edward KOLLIBY died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(13)

Kolliby Rites
Failing to recover from injuries received three and a half years ago while working in Vesta No. 5 mine at Vestaburg, Edward Kolliby, 67, died Sunday morning at 9 o'clock in his home in Pine street, Brownsville.
Surviving are his widow, Veronica at home.
Funeral services were to be conducted this morning with a short service at 9 o'clock in Kisinger Funeral home followed with a requiem high mass at St. Michael's G.C. church at Brownsville. Rev. Fr. Sokal was celebrant. Burial was in the Greek Catholic cemetery at Charleroi.
Standard 28 Aug 1938.


Anna KOMARA ( -1942)

MRS. GEORGE KOMARA

   Mrs. Anna Komara, wife of George Komara, died Sunday morning at her home at Republic where she had resided since 1923. She leaves her husband, four sons, one daughter and one sister. The funeral mass will be celebrated at 9 o’clock Wednesday morning at Holy Rosary Church at Republic.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 12, 1942, page 2, column 4

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Mrs Frank KOMATS (1887-1954)

Mrs. Pauling Cecelia Komats, 57, of Waynesburg, died at her home Saturday afternoon. She was born in Germany, January 14, 1887, daughter of the late Martin and Cecelia Gearing. Surviving are her husband, Frank Rudolph Komats; three children; four grandchildren, and two brothers and two sisters, including William Gearing of Star Junction, Mrs. Mary Paycer of Herminie and Mrs. Anna Pollock of Waltersburg.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, May 4, 1954, page 9, column 1

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John Edward KOMENDA (1906-1996)

John E. Komenda

   John Edward Komenda, 89, of Mount Pleasant, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 1996, in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. He was born March 17, 1906, in Everson, a son of the late Andrew Komenda and Caroline Walak Komenda. He was a construction cost specialist for PennDOT prior to his retirement. He was a member of Pa. Retired State Employees, Visitation Bowling League, VFW Post 3368 of Mount Pleasant. He was a member for over 50 years of the Everson Fire Department and a member of the Western Pa. Hi-Hatters. He was a graduate of the former St. John Canty Prep School of Erie and the Tri- State College of Angola, Ind. He was a member of Visitation Roman Catholic Church, Mount Pleasant. He is survived by one son, John ‘Jack’ Komenda and wife Barbara of Mount Pleasant; one daughter, Mrs. James (Marlene) McGehee of Hurst, Texas; three sisters, Mildred Renner, Ann Tartal, both of Everson, and Gladys Clary of San Francisco, Calif.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna D. Gulisek Komenda in September 1994; three brothers: Peter, Joseph and Leo Komenda; a daughter, Mary Louise Komenda; one granddaughter, Diane Ducote; and two sisters, Kathryn Wisniewski and Vern Davis. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at GALONE-CARUSO’S, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant. A Mass will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Visitation Roman Catholic Church, Mount Pleasant, with the Rev. Gregory F. Premoshis officiating. Interment will follow in Visitation Parish Cemetery, Mount Pleasant.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January, 1996

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bullet Mrs. Frank KOMLO died in 1934. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Frank Komlo, aged 61, died at her home in Cleveland, December 29, 1934, at ten o'clock where she had resided for the last five years from pneumonia. She is survived by her husband, Frank Komlo; three sons, John, of Fredericktown; Joseph, of New York City, and Frank, Jr., of Cleveland, and one daughter, Elizabeth.
Funeral services Wednesday at nine o'clock in St. Michael's R. C. church, Fredericktown.  Burial in Monongahela City.  Her son John is organizer for the United Mine Workers in Fayette county.
(1/2/1935 newspaper)


bullet George J. KONDUSKY died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Word was received here last night of the death in Cleveland, Ohio, of George J. Kondusky, formerly of Herbert works, who died Tuesday, September 22, 1931.  He is survived by his widow, Margaret Kondusky and the following children:  Margaret, George, Ann, Elizabeth, Paul, Joseph, William, Eleanor, John, Frances, Walter and Robert.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning in Cleveland.


Michael J. KONECHNY (1951-2012)

GIBBON GLADE
Michael J. Konechny

MICHAEL J. KONECHNY, 61 of Gibbon Glade, Pa. died suddenly Sunday, August 19, 2012. He was born June 6, 1951 in Canonsburg, PA., son of Evelyn Konechny of Canonsburg, Pa. and the late Michael Konechny. Surviving, in a additional to his mother, are his wife of 17 years Debbie (Smith) Konechny; two step-daughters: Heather Margroff and husband Neal of Farmington and Becky Tomasko and husband Michael of Perryopolis, Pa.; two granddaughters: Deidre Margroff and Megan Tomasko; one sister Kathleen Konechny of Canonsburg, Pa. and an aunt and uncle Robert and Jean Coll of MacDonald, Pa. and many friends. Michael was a member of St. Joan of Arc R.C. Church, Farmington. He was a graduate of Canon-McMillan High School class of 1969 and a graduate of California University of Pa. Class of 1973. He was retired from Norfolk-Southern Railroad with 30 years of service as an inspector. He was a member of the Western Pa. Mushroom Club and was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to travel. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Farmington, Pa. on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 and Friday until 10:30 a.m. at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Joan of Arc R.C. Church with Rev. Fr. James L. Popochock as Celebrant. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Interment will follow in Visitation Cemetery, Elliottsville, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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Anastasia KONIECZKA ( -1932)

MRS. BART KONIECZKA DIES AT EVERSON

Special to The Courier

  SCOTTDALE, Jan. 4— Mrs. Anastasia Konieczka, wife of Bart Konieczka of Everson, died at her home Saturday morning. Mrs. Konieczka was 59 years, 10 months and 19 days old. She had moved from Mount Pleasant to Everson just a little over a month ago. Besides the husband there survive four sons and five daughters: Thomas of Everson, George of Smock, Michael of Morewood, Martin of Baltimore, Mrs. Helen Sovinsky of Everson, Mrs. Lucy Valentoyich of Smock, Mrs. Mary Zipnock of Mount Pleasant and Misses Madeline and Bertha at home. The funeral service will be held Tuesday morning at Transfiguration Polish Church at Mount Pleasant. Interment will be made in the Polish Cemetery there.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 4, 1932, page 6, column 3

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Joseph J. KONJOLKA (1918-1996)

Joseph J. Konjolka

   Joseph J. Konjolka, 78, of King Hurst Drive, Charlotte, N.C., died Friday, November 8, 1996, in Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, N.C. He was born August 16, 1918, in Brownsville, Pa., son of John and Mary Kuzbit Konjolka. His parents; his wife, Fran Konjolka; a brother, Walter Konjolka, and a stepson, Tom Franks, preceded him in death. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II and was a member of the Masons. He is survived by two sisters: Sophie Medve and Wanda Olesky, both of Brownsville, Pa., and several nieces, nephews, and stepchildren. Services will be held on Thursday, November 14, at 2 p.m. in the Mausoleum Chapel of Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg, Pa. Arrangements are under direction of the McEWEN FUNERAL SERVICE, Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1996

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Willa Hadden KONLE ( -1931)

WILLA HADDEN KONLE

   The body of Mrs. Willa Hadden Konle who died Tuesday morning, October 6, in her home, 1136 Reddour street, North Side, Pittsburgh, will arrive in Uniontown Friday noon, according to word received here last night, and will be taken to St. Peter’s Episcopal church where services will be held at 2 o’clock. Rev. F. Orr Johnson, pastor of the Christ Episcopal church, N. S. Pittsburgh, of which deceased was a prominent member, will officiate. In addition to being a member of the vestry of the Christ church, Mrs. Konle was prominently known in many phases of civic and philanthropic life of the city and a member of the Masonic fraternity. Surviving are her husband, John a. Konle and the following brothers and sisters: H. H. Hadden, Columbus, Ohio; McClean Hadden, Pittsburgh; Mrs. William McClelland, Elma U. Hadden and Mrs. J. G. Cope, all of Uniontown, and Mrs. E. H. Haden, of Portsmouth, Va. Mrs. Konle was a daughter of the late Joseph M. and Louisa B. Hadden. Preliminary services will be held Thursday evening in Christ church, Pittsburgh.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, October 7, 1931, page 12, column 2


KONLE SERVICES

   Funeral services for Mrs. Willa Hadden Konle, who died Tuesday at her home in Pittsburgh, will be held at the St. Peter’s Episcopal church this afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. The body will arrive this morning at 11 o’clock and will lie in state at the church until 1 o’clock this afternoon.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, October 9, 1931, page 10, column 4

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Michael KONKUS ( - )

Michael Konkus

   Michael Konkus, 83, of West Brownsville died Sunday in Brownsville General Hospital. He is survived by two brothers, John Konkus of Brownsville, Pa., and George Konkus of Cleveland, Ohio, and three sisters, Martha Durick of Penn Township, Pa., Elizabeth Adamus of Taylor, Mich., and Margaret Skirpan of Ligonier, Pa. Funeral arrangements are under direction of the Andrew J. Skirpan funeral Home, 135 Park St., Brownsville.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Date unknown

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Costy John KONSHINSKY ( -1939)

Miner Killed At Clyde No. 1 When 2 Motors Collide

   Accident Occurs Shortly After Plant Resumes Operations. Costy John Konshinsky, 44, father of five children, was instantly killed at 3:15 Tuesday afternoon in a collision of two motors in the Clyde No. 1 mine. The mine resumed operations and the victim with other workmen went back to the pits for the first time since April 1. Konshinsky had taken his motor to a stall when another motor crashed into it knocking him down, causing a fractured skull. He is survived by his widow, Anna Horwat Konshinsky, and the following children at home: Charles, Helen, John, Walter and Costy, Jr. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Jaworski, Albany, and Mrs. Martin Yuratovich, Pittsburgh. Funeral plans were to be completed today at the Kissinger funeral home, Brownsville. Friends will be received at the home in Hiller addition, Brownsville, this evening.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, May 17, 1939, page 23, column 5

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George KOON ( -1996)

Rev. George Koon

   Rev. George Koon, 69, of Alicia, Pa., died Monday, March 18, 1996, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Andrew J. Skirpan Funeral Home, Brownsville.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1996

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Peter KOON ( -1870)

DIED

KOON— At his residence, near Monroe, in ? County, Peter Koon, (colored), aged between sixty and seventy years.


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

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Edward E. KOONTZ (1928-1995)

Edward E. Koontz

   Edward E. Koontz, 67, of Greensburg, Pa., passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 1995, in Eicher’s Family Care Home, Normalville, Pa. He was born Sept. 24, 1928, at Confluence, Pa., son of Edward F. and Maude Wilson Koontz. He was predeceased by his parents, a son, James E. Koontz, and a sister, Geraldine Koontz Jobes. Surviving are his wife, Vera Raymond Koontz; children, Cynthia K. Smyder of Alachua, Fla., Barton C. Koontz of Jeannette, Pa., Clinton E. Koontz of Pine Grove, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Jeanine Koontz of Pine Grove, Pa.; grandchildren, Curtis Smyder of Alachua, Fla., Adam, Megan and Emma Koontz all of Pine Grove; one brother, William Koontz of Woodstock, Va.; and one sister, Mrs. Robert (Mona Ruth) Hager of Port Orange, Fla. Mr. Koontz was a member of St. Matthias Lutheran Church in Greensburg, veteran of the Korean War, and retired from Texas Eastern Corporation where he had been employed from 1953 until 1985. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, on Tuesday, Dec. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, Dec. 28, until 11 a.m., the hour of service. Rev. Eugene W. Cowsert will officiate. Interment will follow in Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Chalk Hill, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1995

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bullet Geo. KOONTZ died in 1853. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

At his residence in Luzerne tp., on Monday the 18th inst., Mr. Geo. Koontz, aged about 50 years.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. July 28, 1853.


bullet Alexander KOOSER died about 1939. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Alexander Kooser, Auctioneer, Fatally Stricken After Sale.
Stricken with a heart attack just after he had concluded crying a sale Thursday afternoon, Alexander K. Kooser, 76 years old, well-known auctioneer, died Saturday at noon at his home along the Springfield pike, in Connellsville township, where he had lived for 35 years - since 1905.
Mr. Kooser was born June 10, 1863, in Springfield township.  He was the last surviving member of the family of Samuel and Sarah Kern Kooser.  He was a carpenter by trade and member of the Connellsville local of the Carpenters and Joiners of America.  For many years he was active politically in Connellsville township.  He served two terms as tax collector.  For the last 20 years he had been judge of election in his precinct.  In politics he was a Republican.  He was a member of the First United Brethren church and of the official board, being steward in his district.  He was a member of the Good Fellowship Bible class.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Warrick Kooser, and seven sons and daughters:  Ray R. Kooser at home, Mrs. William B. Ullery and Mrs. A. J. James of Connellsville, Mrs. M. D. L. Brooks, Mrs. Milton Shaw and Henry Kern Kooser of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. J. B. Swarner of Erie.  There are 20 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home, with burial in Hill Grove Cemetery, in charge of Funeral Director Clyde B. Brooks of Indian Head.


Vernon KOOSER ( -1995)

Maj. Vernon Kooser, Air Force retiree

   Maj. Vernon H. Kooser, 61, of 2400 Haversham Close, Virginia Beach, Va., died Jan. 31, 1995, at his home. He was born in Akron, Ohio, a son of the late Harold and Verna Hensel Kooser. He was retired from the United States Air force and had served in the Vietnam War. He was also a retired financial consultant. He was a 1951 graduate of East Huntingdon High School and was a member of the Frances Asbury United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach. He is survived by his wife, Joanie Kooser; a daughter, Cynthia R. Forte of Destin, Fla.; three sons, Vernon H. Kooser II and Christopher Kooser, both of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Anthony Kooser of Virginia Beach; a grandchild; three stepdaughters; six stepgrandchildren; his stepmother, Leora Kooser of Uniontown; and several aunts and cousins. Services were held Friday in Virginia Beach. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wesley Chapel Church, Scottdale R.D.1, with the Rev. Herbert Peterson officiating. The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1995

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bullet William F. KOOSER died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

KOOSER, WILLIAM F.

Following an illness of complication, WILLIAM F. KOOSER, 75 years old, of New Brighton, former resident of Connellsville, died Friday evening at the New Brighton Hospital.  MR. KOOSER was born at Mill Run, a son of the late JOHN and CLARA KOOSER, and was married to MATILDA MCCOY, daughter of the late DR. and MRS. MCCOY of Normalville.  He was a printer by trade and operated a printing office at New Brighton.  He was at one time a bookkeeper for the H. C. Frick Coke Company at Leisenring No. 1 for several years.  He was a member of the United Brethren Church.  Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, MRS. JOHN PARKHILL of New Brighton and MRS. GEORGE FOWLER of Scottdale, one brother, I.N. KOOSER of Cleveland, three sisters, MRS. T. G. HERWICK and MRS. W. F. HERWICK of Connellsville and MRS. JOHN JOHNSON of Mill Run.  Surviving grandchildren are ELEANOR and DONALD PARKHILL of New Brighton and RUTH and WILMA FOWLER of Scottdale.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Mill Run United Brethren Church with Rev. Dwight L. Spangler officiating.  Burial will be in the Baptist Church Cemetery at Mill Run. 
Connellsville Courier  1-24-1938


Andy KOOTSAR ( -1903)

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DEATH CAME FROM OLD HILL FARM
AND GARNERED A GHASTLY HARVEST

Twelve Killed, Eight Injured and One Missing as a
Result of Explosion at Ferguson

GAS IN THE WORKINGS SET OFF BY OLD FIRE

Which Has Raged in the Hill Farm Mine for the Past Thirteen
Years—Rescue Party Searching Passages for Missing Man
Details of the Disaster and Statements of Officials—Funeral
Arrangements Being Made Today

   Death, that thirteen years ago stalked in Hill Farm mine and claimed the lives of 31 men, came in a flash of fire to the Ferguson slope, near Dunbar, on Saturday evening at 6:30 o’clock, and smote down the 21 miners who were working there. Ten lives were snuffed out by the explosion and the deadly after-damp that followed, and the grim destroyer has probably not yet finished his gruesome tally. Two victims have since died at the Cottage State Hospital and others are lingering between life and death. One man is missing and there is now no hope of his being alive. The Ferguson disaster comes as a sad memento to the Hill Farm horror of 13 years ago, for the statements of the mine experts show that the shouldering Hill Farm fire probably fired a body of gas in the old working at Ferguson. These are the dead, missing and injured.

THE DEAD


James McGurk, 22 years old, son of Fire Boss, John McGurk.
Wheatly Foster, 21 years old and single.
Mike Samandre, married, wife and family in the old county.
Joseph Ocklan, 27 years old and single.
Peter Sekora, 32 years old and married, wife and three children.
John Sedravia, 39 years old, has wife and family in the old county.
Charles Vera, 42 years old, has wife and family in the old county.
Mike Sekora, 22 years old and single.
Andy Kootsar, 38 years old and married, leaves wife and three children.
Mike Havarsjack, 24 years old, leaves wife and family in the old country.
Rijack Baleslaf, died at the Cottage State Hospital Sunday afternoon, 28 years old and single.
William Foster, aged 48 years, died at the Cottage State Hospital this morning. Remains will be sent to his home near Dunbar.

THE MISSING


Michael Bene, a Slav

THE INJURED


John McGurk, 39 years old, wife and five children, thought to have been fatally burned, cannot recover.
John Foster, 19 years old, serious burns about the body and face in a dangerous condition, will not recover.
Adam Linka, fatal burns, cannot recover.
Joseph Doviac, seriously burned about the body and face, condition considered serious.
John Patrick, badly burned, will recover.
John Marchich, severely burned about body and face.
John Korchusch, seriously burned.
Fred Longden, slightly burned.

   The explosion occurred 10 minutes after the night shift had gone into the slope on Saturday evening. Because the mine is almost worked out only 21 men were employed in it. The work was 1100 feet from the mouth of the slope. The men were working in the entries near the main heading drawing ribs and letting down the roof. In about six months the mine would have been closed up. The miners had gone to their accustomed places and were just beginning the labors of the night when with a rush and uproar the blue flame of death swept up the slope entries and enveloped them. Some were hurled along the passages and crushed against the side of the mine. Others not in the direct path of the flame were overcome by the deadly black damp which followed the explosion.

   O’Toole, the engineer at the main house saw the smoke and dust roll out of the mouth of the slope and knew that an explosion had happened. He tied down his work whistle and its shrill wail carried the news of terror over the countryside. Then John McGurk staggered out shrieking for help. In a few minutes the mouth of the slope was crowded with miners and a rescue party hastily formed. Headed by Robert Nelson, brave miners went into the place of death and assisted the injured to the outside. The dead were brought out with them.

Morgue and Hospital

   Morgue and hospital were combined for the time being in the little black smith shop outside the mine. Here Drs. McKinney, Colley and Warne of Dunbar were called and gave the survivors first aid. The burned men were swashed in oiled cloths, and prepared to be sent to the Cottage State Hospital here. Three of them, however, preferred to be taken to their homes. Among these was Fire Boss John McGurk, who is badly injured.

   The Pittsburg, McKeesport & Connellsville railway supplied a special car to bring the injured to the hospital, and the car made a record run over the road. The entire staff of the hospital was summoned, and as soon as the seven injured arrived they were given the best attention that the medical profession can offer. Sunday afternoon, however, Rijack Beleslaf, a Polishman, died, and after midnight this morning William Foster breathed his last. More deaths are expected at the hospital almost any time.

   Up at the improvised morgue, Undertaker J. M. Burhans of Dunbar assisted by D. C. Fortz, cleaned up the bodies, and prepared them for burial. One by one they were dressed and laid on slabs on the floor of the shop. Almost all this work was done Saturday night.

Identifying the Dead

   With the dawning of day, Sunday, crowds began to gather at the Ferguson mine. The idly curious mingled with the heart broken friends and relatives of the dead. Rapidly the work of identification went on. The names of the men who were first identified by their numbers were secured at the office of the Dunbar Furnace Company and the bodies labeled and numbered. All day long crowds thronged the scene of death. Canvas was hung up on the blacksmith shop windows to keep away the morbidly curious. Shortly before noon Sunday, Robert Nelson and a rescue party went in to search for the missing man, Michael Bene. Outside at the manway, a crown waited for tidings of him. When the rescue party came out in the evening however he had not been found. Something that looked like his coat had been found in one of the passages.

   This morning a party in charge of James Conroy and James Palsley again entered the mine. They are making a thorough search and expect to bring the body of Bene out with them. The mine is not on fire and no further danger is anticipated for the present.

   This morning, Dr. McKinney of Dunbar, reports the condition of John McGurk somewhat improved. He had bad burns but his physician hopes that he has not inhaled the fire and thinks he has considerable chance for life. The condition of the two foreigners who are at their homes are somewhat improved.

Remainder of article is unreadable.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, November 23, 1903, page 1, column 1

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Joseph KOPACHKO, Sr. (1889-1977)

KOPACHKO, JOSEPH SR.— Age 88 years of Smock, Pa., died Wednesday, December 28, 1977 in the Uniontown Hospital at 7:55 a.m. He was born September 7, 1889 in Czechoslovakia and was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Anna Kopachko and the following children, Mrs. Margaret Habek of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Anna Frank of Euclid, Ohio, Mrs. Helen Philliam of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Mrs. Irene Walton of East Lake, Ohio, Miss Dorothy Kopachko of Euclid, Ohio, Mrs. Mary Walton of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Mrs. Marcella Brady of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Mrs. Bernadette Golan of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Joseph Kopachko Jr. of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Robert Kopachko of Mentor, Ohio; a brother, Adam Kopachko of Smock, Pa.; seventeen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Kirtos. Friends are being received in the John W. Kallok Funeral Home, Cemetery Rd., Perryopolis today from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until Saturday where a short prayer service will be held at 10:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Hedwig’s R.C. Church of Smock with Rev. Fr. Edward Taje as celebrant. Interment in the Church Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, December 30, 1977, page 24, column 7

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Geroge W. KOPACKA (1923-1996)

George W. Kopacka

   George W. Kopacka, 73, of Bellefonte, Pa., died Sunday, April 21, 1996, in Centre Community Hospital. He was born February 6, 1923, in Uniontown, Pa., son of George R. and Pauline Josephine Nemchak Kopacka. He was a machinist for Sutton Engineering of Bellefonte (now SMS), a machinist for Nuclide of State College, and was self-employed as a machinist. He enjoyed watch and clock repair. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth M. Vonada Kopacka whom he married March 26, 1959, in State College, Pa., a son, Thomas Andrews of State College, Pa., five grandchildren, sisters and brothers, Helen Sadusky of Uniontown, Pa., Pauline Kovolew and Sam Kopacka both of Willowick, Ohio, and Andy Kopacka of Cleveland, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Dennis Andrews on February 14, 1991. The family will receive friends at the ELOISE B. KYPER FUNERAL HOME INC., 1034 Benner Pike, State College, Pa., on Wednesday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Rev. Mark D. Berry officiating. Interment will follow in Centre County Memorial Park, State College, Pa. Memorials …remainder of article missing


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1996

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bullet Vincent KOPEC Jr. died in 1932. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(23)

EDENBORN BOY --- 5

Injured when he fell down a flight of steps at his home at Edenborn, early Saturday, Vincent Kopec, Jr., 13, died in the Uniontown  hospital early Sunday morning.

The lad suffered internal injuries.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Kopec.  Funeral arrangements are being completed.

Standard 9/12/1932


John D. KOPOSKO, Sr. (1922-2000)

   John D. Koposko, Sr., 77, of Uniontown, Pa., died early Tuesday morning July 4, 2000, at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was born November 21, 1922, in Uniontown, Pa., son of Andrew Koposko and Ann Harchar Koposko. John was a member of United Mine Workers of America and Ss. Cyril & Methodius Roman Catholic Church in Fairchance, Pa. He was employed as a Heavy Equipment Operator most of his life at various coal companies and retired from Luzerne Coal Company in 1984. John also enjoyed his family and the simple way of life. He liked gardening, talking to his neighbors, and working on cars in his garage. His memories will be cherished! Three sisters, Ann, Agnes and Veronica Koposko, brother, Andrew Koposko, and his parents preceded in death. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Josephine M. Varva Koposko; children: John F. Koposko Jr., Uniontown, Pa., Regina M. Koposko Cox and husband, Roy Cox, Lugoff, South Carolina, Roseann Kurutz and husband, Bob Kurutz, Uniontown, and Susan J. Koposko, Uniontown; his granddaughters-he was lovingly known to them as Pap Pap": Suzanne Cox, Lugoff, South Carolina, Danielle Mullen, Nicole Mullen, and Heather Mullen all of Uniontown, Pa., and Emily Cox, Lugoff, South Carolina; and brothers: Elmer Koposko, Windber, Pa., Vincent Koposko, Uniontown, Pa., and Rudy Koposko, Uniontown. Also survived by a very special friend, Elmer Saltrik of Markleysburg, Pa. Friends will be received at the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 WEST CHURCH STREET, FAIRCHANCE, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, July 8, until 8:30 a.m., when a prayer service will be held. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 9 a.m., in Ss. Cyril & Methodius R.C. Church, Fairchance. Interment will follow in Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Fairchance, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ss. Cyril & Methodius R.C. Church Handicap Ramp Fund, 50 North Morgantown Street, Fairchance, PA 15436. A Parish Wake Service will be held today at 8 p.m. Christian Mothers will recite the Rosary on Friday at 4 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 6, 2000

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bullet John E. KORBACHINSKI died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(36)

The funeral for John E.KORBACHINSKI, quarryman who dropped dead Wednesday morning while at work at Ferguson quarry, Dunbar, will be held Saturday morning with a service at the home, 507 North avenue, at 8:30 o'clock. Rev. W. Wisniewski, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be made in the church cemetery at Poplar Grove.
Mr. KORBACHINSKI was born June 3, 1910, a son of Joseph and the late Anna KORBACHINSKI. He had been a former employe of the Capstan Glass Company working there for 13 years as a machine operator. The closing of the plant caused him to seek other employment. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Church.
Surviving in addition to his father are a sister, Mrs. Mary HONNIS, and a brother, Edward KORBACHINSKI, both at home.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pa, Thursday, December, 8, 1938, Page 6.


Ann Trussa KOREN (1921-1995)

Ann T. Koren

   Ann Trussa Koren, 73, of Charleroi died Thursday in Monongahela Valley Hospital Inc., Carroll Township. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Paula DiNardo and husband, James, of Charleroi, Mrs. Patricia Robinson and husband, Wally, of Belle Vernon, and Mrs. Diane Hester and husband, Dr. Joseph Hester, of West Mifflin; a brother, John Trussa of Mentor, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Schrock- Hogan Funeral Home Inc., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 10:30 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– September 28, 1921
   Died—– March 9, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1995

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Mary M. Griger KORINCAK ( -1945)

MRS. JOSEPH KORINCAK

   Mrs. Mary M. Korincak, 49, died Wednesday morning at her home in Ronco. Surviving are her husband, Joseph, two daughters, Mrs. Michael Tylka of Ronco and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bienia of Masontown; one son, Joseph Jr., of Ronco; two brothers, John Griger of Acme and Michael of Mount Pleasant; two sisters, Mrs. Marris Lefko of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Julia Grafton of Mount Pleasant, and eight grandchildren. A brief service will be held in the home at 10 o’clock Saturday morning after which requiem high mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s R. C. Church at Leckrone. Rev. F. S. Kondrla, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Mount Pleasant.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, November 29, 1945, page 2, column 4

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Mary V. KORMANIK ( -2000)

   Mary V. Kormanik of McClellandtown, Pa., died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, in Mount Saint Macrina Nursing Home, Uniontown, Pa., following a lengthy illness. She was born in Edenborn, Pa., a daughter of the late Paul and Regina (Yandura) Manizak. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew J. ``Twin'' Kormanik on July 25, 1995; and two brothers, Joseph Manizak and Charles Manizak. Mary was a member of St. Marys Assumption Byzantine Church, and a former member of St. Mary's Ladies Guild of New Salem, Pa. She was a devoted wife and loving mother. Mary was also an accomplished seamstress and talented cook, who especially enjoyed gardening and growing flowers. Surviving are two sons, Andrew Kormanik and Donald Kormanik and his wife, Pamela, all of McClellandtown, Pa.; a sister, Sophia Mundrick of Center Line, Mich.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and two very special friends, Linda Hugney and Tina Hugney, both of McClellandtown, Pa. Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC., 515 North Main St., Masontown, Pa., on Thursday, April 6, 2000, from 9 to 10 a.m., when a Panachida Service will be held, followed by a Divine Liturgy at 11 a.m., in St. Mary's Assumption Byzantine Church, New Salem, Pa., with the Rev. Fr. Jerome Botsko as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Macrina Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations, in Mary's memory, be made to Mount Saint Macrina, 500 West Main St., Uniontown, PA 15401.


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 5, 2000

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Catherine Kozak KORMOS ( -1977)

Catherine Kozak Kormos, age 75 years, a resident of West Leisenring, died in the Uniontown Hospital on Monday August 1, 1977 at 1:30 a.m. She was born in West Leisenring a daughter of the late John and Anna Byers Kozak, and was a lifelong resident of this area.

Preceding her in death were her husband Steve Kormos who died in 1929 and five brothers, Andrew Kozak, John Kozak, Michael Kozak, Joseph Kozak and Steve Kozak. Surviving are a son William Kormos of Levitown; three daughters Mrs. Frank (Pauline) Kmechro of Uniontown, Mrs. Emil (Dorothy) Gmuiza of West Leisenring, Mrs. Frank (Kathryn) Galda of Evans Manor: a step son, John Kormos, a step daughter, Mrs. Walter (Mary) Kukasik of Lincoln Park, Michigan; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Brown, Mrs. Ewing (Anna) Swad and Mrs. Margaret Fergreen all of Wyandott, Michagan.

Friends will be received in the Victor A. DeCarlo Funeral Home, 136 N. Gallatin Avenue, Tuesday and Wednesday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be annouced.


The Morning Herald - The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday August 1, 1977

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Eleanor Galica KORMOS (1929-2004)

Eleanor (Galica) Kormos, age 75, died Wednesday, November 10, 2004, in Crestview Center, Middletown Township, Pa. She was born in Filbert, Fayette County, Pa., on February 21, 1929, daughter of Steve and Margaret (Gmutza) Galica. Mrs. Kormos retired as a salad bar attendant from McCaffety's Food Store in Yardley, Pa., where she had been employed for 10 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Kormos Sr. on January 20, 1985, and her parents. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lori J. and Stuart Sunderland of Morrisville, Pa.; two sons: William E. Kormos and Stephen W. Kormos both of Tullytown, Pa.; and a brother, Stan Galica, Jr. and family of Cleveland, Ohio.

Friends will be received in the THOMAS M. DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, 136 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday, November 15, until 9 a.m. at which time Prayers of Transfer will be said. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 9:30 a.m. in Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Jefferson Street, Uniontown. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, November 14, 2004

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Lucille Ann Mammarella KORMOS (1928-2008)

Lucille Ann Kormos, 79, of Hiller, Fayette County, Pa., died Saturday, January 12, 2008. She was born on September 24, 1928, in Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of the late Nicholas and Cecilia Williams Mammarella.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest (Chuck) Kormos, brothers, Tony, Carmen, and Richard Mammarella. She is survived by three children: Toni Cramer and husband, Don, of Brownsville, Pa., Eva Giannetti and husband, Philip "Chip", of Brownsville, Pa., and Gina Maczko, of Allison, Fayette County, Pa.; three grandchildren: John and Jason Cramer and Taylor Maczko; brothers: Ike and Paul Mammarella, of Brownsville, Pa., and sister, Marie McCarthy, of Fairfax, Va.

A private Funeral Mass was held at the Historic Church of Saint Peter, Brownsville, Pa., under the direction of the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, Brownsville, Pa.


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

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Dorothy KORTRIGHT (1917-1996)

Dorothy Kortright

   Dorothy Irene Kortright, 78, of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday, July 27, 1996. She was born Aug. 4, 1917 in Mount Pleasant, a daughter of the late Arthur and Leah Fox Kortright. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Mount Pleasant. She is survived by numerous cousins. Friends will be received at the FRANK R. ZIMMERMAN FUNERAL HOME 627 Smithfield St., Mount Pleasant, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 12 noon. Interment will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1996

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Barbara KOSANOVIC (1904-1996)

Barbara Kosanovic

   Barbara Kosanovic, 91, of Steubenville, Ohio, formerly of Benwood, W.Va., died Saturday, Feb. 24, in St. John Medical Center, Steubenville, Ohio. He is survived by a sister-in-law, with whom she resided, Frances Kosanovic, of Steubenville; a sister, Mary Vujnovic of Columbus, Ohio; two nephews, Fred Kosanovic of Steubenville, Ohio, and Larry Vallen of Columbus, Ohio, and a niece, Lisa Kosanovic of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The family will receive friends at the McClave-Chandler-Mills Funeral Home Inc., 611 North Fourth St., Steubenville, Ohio, today from 10 a.m. until noon. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, W.Va.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– June 20, 1904
   Died—– February 24, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1996

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

Mrs. Mary Koscak, aged 56, of Waltersburg, died at 6:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 18, 1931, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Anna Lokatta of Continental No. 2, death being due to complications.
She is survived by her husband, George Koscak and the following children: Mrs. Lokatta, Mrs. Mary Andrews and George, John and Michael Koscak all of Continental No. 2.
Short funeral services will be held at the Lokatta home Saturday morning at 9 o'clock followed by Requiem high mass in St. John's G. C. church, Uniontown, with the pastor, Rev. Fr. Ivancso as celebrant.  Burial will be in the church cemetery at Hopwood.


bullet Basil KOSCELNIK died in 1916. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

KOSCELNIK, BASIL

Basil KOSCELNIK, H. C. Frick pensioner, died Monday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock at his home at Adelaide.  He had been ill several months.  Mr. KOSCELNIK, who was 76 years old, was a member of St. Stephen’s Greek Catholic Church at Leisenring No. 1.  His wife, Mrs. Anna BOLKA KOSCELNIK, one daughter, Mrs. Anna KARAFFA; and three grandchildren of Monongahela City, survive.  Courier Thurs. 7-15-`916


Margaret Sabatula KOSISKO (1907-1996)

Margaret Kosisko

   Margaret L. Sabatula Kosisko, 89, of Connellsville, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 1996, in the Lint Personal Care Center. She was born April 21, 1907, in West Leisenring, a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Imrih Sabatula. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church and the Christian mothers and the Jednota Lodge. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Giobbi of Dunbar; a son, Joseph Kosisko and wife, Rose, of Connellsville; three grandchildren, Anthony Giobbi, Joseph Kosisko Jr. and Kristen Kosisko; a great-grandchild, Nicole Giobbi; and a sister, Ann Peshko of Monarch. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Thomas, in 1992; a son, Edward Kosisko; five brothers; and two sisters. Friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, Saturday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., where a prayer service will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a burial Mass at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. John Butler as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery. A parish wake service will be held in the funeral home Sunday at 8 p.m.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, September, 1996

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Frank G. KOSKEE (1947-2012)

GREENSBURG
Frank G. Koskee

Frank G. Koskee, 65 of Greensburg, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at his home. He was born June 6, 1947, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Frank and Evelyn Flannigan Koskee. Frank was a graduate of the former Hurst High School. He was formerly employed at Sears and the former Modulus Corp. He was a veteran of the Army, serving during the Vietnam War. He was a lifetime member of the Standard Shaft Citizens Club. Frank is survived by his wife, Nancy Davis Koskee; two daughters, Christine Williams and her husband, Scott, of Mt. Pleasant, and Melissa Koskee and her fiance, Stephen, of Mt. Pleasant; two grandsons, Bryce and Breven; one sister Margaret Ann Pahel and her husband, Ron, of Alverton; and several nieces and nephews and their families and aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received form 2-9 p.m. Thursday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, where blessing service will be held at noon Friday, followed by a funeral Mass at 12:30 p.m. in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Richard Kosisko as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Pius X Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Mt. Pleasant American Legion Honor Guard. A parish wake service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Excela Health Home Hospice and employees Tracy and Kim and the employees of Accessibilities for their care and concern of Frank during his illness. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, July, 26, 2012

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Andrew R. KOSTELNIK (1916-2000)

   Andrew R. Kostelnik, 84, of Hiller, Pa., died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at his home. He was born April 28, 1916, in West Brownsville, Pa., son of the late Joseph and Anna Sedlacko Kostelnik. Andrew was a retired Miner from Gateway Mine, and a member of the UMWA, Chartiers Local 6330, District 2. During World War II, he was sent to Chester, Pa., as a Master Welder to build ships. He was a charter member of the Hiller Volunteer Fire Department, and a lifelong member of the Brownsville Elks 6331. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years, Thelma Murray Kostelnik; four brothers, Frank, Joseph, George and Bill; and three sisters, Ann, Mary and Josephine. Surviving are his loving wife, Nellie Porter Kostelnik; the following children: his son, Alan Kostelnik, granddaughter, Margaret and grandson, Matthew of Morristown, N.J., daughter, Janice and husband, Andrew Machusko of Brownsville, Pa., granddaughter, Mauree and great-grandson, Aaron Faith of Hiller, Pa., and grandson, Sean Machusko of Belle Vernon, Pa., daughter, Jeanne Jenkins and dear friend, Larry Gaskin of Phoenix, Ariz., grandson, Brian and wife, Julie Jenkins and great-granddaughters, Emilee, Lauren and Jenna of Champaign, Ill, and grandson, Tom and wife, Debra Jenkins of Champaign, Ill; a brother, Steve Lesneck Kostelnik of Hiller, Pa.; sisters, Irene Kubacka of Brownsville, Pa., and Ellen Weirton of Jacksonville, Fla.; stepchildren, Cathy Ann Brumley of Grindstone, Pa., Larry Porter of Virginia Beach, Va., Charles B. Porter of Brownsville, Pa., and Jean Shamsi of Uniontown, Pa.; and many loving nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa., today from 6 to 9 p.m., and on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., where a prayer service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary's R.C. Church, Brownsville, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Fr. Vincent Gigliotti as celebrant. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park.


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 6, 2000

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Mary Visnosk KOSTIC ( -1931)

MARY KOSTIC

   Mrs. Mary Kostic, aged 47 years, wife of Frank Kostic, died at 1 a.m., Friday, March 27, 1931, at the late home in Footedale, of complications. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are the following children: Frank, Jr., Anna, Sophie, Stella and Anthony, all at home. Two brothers, John Visnosk, of West Virginia, and Joseph Visnosk, of Chicago, also survive. Short funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. at the home followed by additional services in St. Thomas’ R. C. church, Footedale, in charge of Rev. Fr. Buza. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, March 28, 1931, page 15, column 3

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Julia KOSTYO ( -1996)

Julia Kostyo

   Julia Kostyo, 98, of Mt. Pleasant, Pa., formerly of United, died May 21, 1996 in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. She is survived by one son, Paul S. Kostyo and his wife, Patricia of Mt. Pleasant; four daughters, Mrs. William (Mary) Sebek, Mrs. Frank (Yulanda) Kaminsky Sabo, Mrs. John A. (Irene) Kurpiel and Mrs. Stephen (Veronica) Kubasky, all of Mt. Pleasant; 29 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; two step great- grandchildren; seven great great-grandchildren; two step great great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Kathryn Kostyo of Kansas City, Kan., and Janet Kostyo of Irwin; and one brother, Paul Spisak of Traugher.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1996

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bullet Naum KOTT died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Naum Kott, aged 46 years, following a lingering illness, died at 6:55 o'clock Wednesday morning, August 14, 1935, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He is survived by his widow, Olga Kott; four children:  Paul, Alex, Anna and Harry Kott, all at home; a brother, John Kott, Grantstown, W. Va.; and a brother and sister, Sophie and Stephen Kott, in Europe.
Funeral services will be conducted at 9 o'clock Sunday morning in the family residence, House 407, Nemacolin, followed by additional rites in St. Mary's Orthodox church, Brownsville.  Rev. Sukora, of Masontown, and Rev. Gregory Kobasa, of Brownsville, will officiate.  Burial will be in Taylor cemetery, Centerville, Washington county.
(Standard - August 16, 1935)


Stephanie M. Brahosky KOTULA ( -1996)

Stephanie Kotula

   Stephanie ‘Steva’ M. Brahosky Kotula died peacefully at her home in Scottdale, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 1996. Visitation with the family will be held at the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 1:30 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, with the Rev. Emil S. Payer as celebrant. The parish rosary will be recited today at 2:15 p.m. and a parish wake service will be held today at 7:15 p.m., both in the funeral home. The family would appreciate memorial contributions to St. John the Baptist RC Church, Scottdale, in memory of Stephanie ‘Steva’ M. Kotula.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1996

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Elmer KOTUN ( -1931)

ELMER KOTUN

   Elmer Kotun, 17 months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kotun died at the home of the parents at Rosedale, early Monday morning, July 18, 1931. In addition to the parents, four brothers, all at home, also survive. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock in St. John The Baptist G. C. church, Uniontown. Burial will be in the church cemetery at Hopwood.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, July 14, 1931, page 5, column 4

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O. C. KOUGH (1873-1940)

O. C. Kough,
Dies; Sick
Since April Well Known Photographer
Succumbs In His
Grant Street Home.

   Funeral services for O. C. Kough, aged 67, veteran Uniontown photographer, who died Thursday night, August 29, 1940, after a five-month illness, will be conducted at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the family residence, 77 South Grant street. Rev. L. Spurgeon Clark, pastor of the Bethel Baptist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are George Hibbs, Lee Smith, John Rutter, Ewing Barnes, Charles Craig, Clarence Aber and A. N. Bosman. Mr. Kough was born in Pennsville, Pa., April 20, 1873, the son of the late Jacob and Mary Kough. He began a lifetime career in photography in 1893 when he opened a studio at Mt. Pleasant. Four years later he came to Uniontown where he has lived since. He opened his Uniontown studio in 1902 and became one of the town’s most prominent photographers. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ellen S. Kough; five children, Eleanor K. Ghrist, Othello S., Isabela M., Pauline and Barbara, all of Uniontown; one brother, Frank R. Kough, of Mt. Pleasant; two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Boyd, of Brownfield, and Mrs. Eva Sherrick, of Scottdale; and five grandchildren.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, August 31, 1940, page 16, column 1

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bullet Adam KOURY died in 1936. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(105)

Adam Koury; Former Merchant
Adam Koury, 47 years old, died at 5;30 o'clock last evening [1 Oct 1936] at his residence, 707 North Pittsburg street. He was injured during a fire that destroyed Old St. Patrick's Church in Pittsburg in March, 1934, and never fully recovered.
Mr. Koury came to America at the age of 12 years and lived in Uniontown. Later he moved to Connellsville and engaged in the grocery business for 12 years, operating a store at 709 North Pittssburg street. He retired in 1932 and was employed at the Pittsburg church by Father James R. Cox, the pastor. Then the fire occurred and he was injured.
On May 31, 1913, he was married to Anna Phillips of Syria. In additionto his widow he is survived by eight children. They are Cecelia, George, Marie, Jessie, Anna Louise, Victoria, Dolores and Michael. One brother, Rev. Gabriel Nader, of St. Patrick's Church, Pittsburg, and a sister, Mrs. Sheiban Joseph of Syria, together with several nephrews and neices, also survive.


bullet Gabriel Nader KOURY died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(105)

Rev. Gabriel Koury, Former Uniontown Priest, Succumbs
PITTSBURGH, March 2 - Rev. Gabriel Nader Koury, 72 years old, assistant to Rev. Father James R. Cox of Old St. Patrick's Church and probably the only priest of the Syria Oriental Rite to hold such a post in a Latin Roman Catholic Church in the United States, died Monday [1 Mar 1937] night in St. Francis Hospital after a two weeks' illness.
Noted as an athlete and orator in his native Syria, Father Koury came to Pittsburgh in 1910. He served a two-year pastorate of St. John Maron Church at Uniontown.
The priest was preparing to celebrate his 46th anniversary in the priesthood when stricken.
The body will lie in state in the lobby of St. Patrick's Church where funeral mass will be sung Friday morning.


Marie C. KOURY (1919-2000)

   Marie C. Koury, 81, of Connellsville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000. She was born June 14, 1919, in Connellsville, daughter of late Adam and Anna Phillips Koury. She was a retired Anchor Hocking Glass Corp. employee with 38 years service. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church and also St. George Maronite Catholic Church in Uniontown. In additional to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, George J. Koury Sr. and Michael P. Koury; and three sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Cecelia) Faris, Mrs. Michael (Anna Louise) Debnar, Agnes Victoria Koury. She is survived by two sisters, Jessie Y. Koury of Connellsville and Mrs. William (Dolores) Dougherty of Alexandria, Va.; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends are being received in the RICHARD KUCERA FUNERAL HOME, 127 East Fairveiw Ave., Connellsville, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday at 9 a.m. A funeral Mass follows at 9:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Father Michael J. Sciberras as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Connellsville.


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November 13, 2000

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bullet Sharbel KOURY died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(105)

Sharbel Koury, aged 65, a well known Syrian, passed quietly away in Uniontown hospital Friday [10 Aug 1934] morning at five o'clock after a lingering illness. He was born in Abdilla, Syria and at the age of 18 emigrated to Aamerica. He resided in Uniontown for 43 years and has been regardedas one of the city's successful merchants. He retired a few years ago.
He is survived by his wife Mrs. Helen Koury; two sons, Joseph and James and six daughters, Edna, Josephine and Genevieve, at home; Mrs. J. Nesser, Mrs. T. Nesser and Mrs. A. John.
His brothers, Rev. Gabriel Nader of Pittsburgh and Adam Koury of Connellsville also survive. Burial will take place Sunday afternoon in Sylvan Heights cemtery.


Simon B. KOURY (1927-2012)

   Simon B. "Cy" Koury, 84, of Uniontown, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, June 20, 2012, in his home with his loving wife at his side. He was born Sept. 20, 1927, in Uniontown, the son of the late Faris Koury and Anna Yezbek Koury. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Amelia Koury. Cy was a member of St. George Maronite Catholic Church and St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. He was a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus and member of Uniontown County Club. He was a veteran, serving in the Army at the conclusion of World War II. He was a member of the AMVETS Post 103, Hopwood. He was a businessman, owning the Connellsville Foodland and, prior to that, he worked at J&J Wholesale in Uniontown. He is survived by his beloved wife, Trudy Kuenzli Koury; sisters, Florence Thomas, of Lewes, Del., Cecelia Stegura and husband, Theodore, of Wilmington, Del., and Shirley Kefover, of Uniontown; several loving nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and other relatives and many friends. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Ave., Uniontown, and until 9:30 a.m. Saturday when Prayers of Transfer will be said followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. at St. George Maronite Catholic Church with the Rev. Nadim Helou as celebrant. Interment follows in Brookvale Cemetery, Connellsville. Service of Ghinnaz and Parish Rosary will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Military honors will be accorded at graveside. Donations may be made to: St. George Maronite Catholic Church, St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church or the Uniontown Public Library.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Thursday, June 21, 2012

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Anna N. KOVACH (1917-2002)

Anna N. Kovach
Dunbar

Anna N. Kovach, 85, of Dunbar, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at her home. She was born Jan. 7, 1917, at Iselin, daughter of the late Pete and Rose Teslovich Bolock. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John Kovach; a grandson, Carleton Kovach; and three sisters, Mary Ann Hyto, Catherine Bock and Amelia (Millie) Check. She was a member of the St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church and attended the St. Stephens Byzantine Catholic Church. Anna's hobbies were cooking and polka dancing. She is survived by a son, John Kovach and his wife Martha, and a daughter Loretta Carolla, all of Uniontown; seven grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; a brother, Mike Bolock of Newboro; and a sister-in- law, Leona Yobp of Kittanning. Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, today from 6 to 9 p.m. and until 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, when Panachida service will be held in the funeral home followed by a Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, New Salem, with the Rev. Fr. Jerome Botsko officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, September 7, 2002

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Betty Jean KOVACH (1939-2011)

   Betty Jean Kovach, 71, of Ridgetop Dr., Morgantown, W. Va., passed away Saturday, April 2, 2011 at her home. She was born in Allison, Pa. on October 5, 1939, a daughter of the late Adam and Elizabeth Kishel. Betty Jean was a home-maker and loved her family very much. She was Catholic by faith. Betty Jean is survived by her husband of 47 years, John J. Kovach; two daughters, Christine Straughn of Aurora, Ill. and Maria Waddell and husband Nathan of Columbia, Mo.; two sons, Christopher "Chris" Kovach and wife Arika of Daleville, Va. and Marcellus "Marc" Kovach and wife Amy of Jane Lew, W.Va.; one sister, Barbara Bohach; four brothers: Albert Kishel, Steve Kishel, John Kishel, and Paul Kishel; and six grandchildren, Jaclyn, Logan, Taylor, Tre, Emily, and Addisson. In addition to her parents, Betty Jean was preceded in death by her son, Christian Anthony Kovach, one sister, and one brother. Friends may call at MCCULLA FUNERAL HOME, Morgantown, WV on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held at McCulla Funeral Home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Father Patsy Iaquinta officiating. Private burial will be held at LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, PA.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, April 5, 2011

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Gabor KOVACH ( -1929)

GABOR KOVACH

   Gabor Kovach, 45 years old, of Hope mine, died in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburg, Tuesday. His wife, Mrs. Mary Kovach, four sons, four daughters, two brothers and two sisters survive.

The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, June 13, 1929, page 6, column 7

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bullet Helen KOVACH died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

A skillful Caesarian operation performed by physicians at the Uniontown hospital resulted in the birth of an eight-pound baby girl ten minutes following the death of the mother.
The mother, Mrs. Helen Kovach, 42, of Greensboro, was admitted at 11 o'clock last evening and complained of shortness of breath.  Her baby, physicians, said was not expected for another two weeks.
Physicians said that 'it was apparent the expectant mother was choking to death and an attempt was made to inject a tube into the trachea through which breathing would be possible.
The method failed and the mother stopped breathing.  Attempts were made to revive her with artificial respiration, but death ensued within ten minutes.
Lacking time to remove the body to the operating room, Dr. Walker immediately performed the operation in the room reserved by her.
When the baby was first removed, physicians thought that it too had succumbed.  It was immediately given artificial respiration with resuscitators and mouth to mouth breathing.
Adrenalin was injected into the heart and the attempts to stimulate breathing continued.
Dr. Walker said that after 20 minutes the infant made its first gasp and 45 minutes later was breathing without help.
The mother died at 1:13 o'clock, the child was delivered at 1:25 o'clock. Louis Kovach, the husband, a Greene county miner, had stayed by his wife's side until shortly before the emergency and had then gone to his home.
The child, the thirteenth in the family, was placed in an incubator and watched throughout the night by physicians.  Today, her condition was reported as "fairly good."
(Standard - January 29, 1938)


John KOVACH ( -1995)

John Kovach

   John Kovach, 88, of Bentleyville (Gibson), died Tuesday, April 25, 1995, in Washington Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth I. (Pollock) Kovach; a sister, Susan Malinsky of St. Paul, Minn.; the following brothers-in-law, Andy and John Pollock; and sisters-in-law, Margaret Lincoski and Ann Nagy, all of Daisytown. Friends will be received in the Thompson- Marodi Funeral Home, 809 Main St. Bentleyville, Thursday, April 27, 1995, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1995

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Joseph KOVACH ( -1954)

Joseph P. Kovach, 61, formerly of Lambert, died at his home in Cleveland, Ohio, Sunday morning. Among the survivors is his widow, Mrs. Ann Kovach.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, May 4, 1954, page 9, column 1

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Lou KOVACH (1922-1995)

Lou Kovach

   Lou ‘Lutz’ Kovach, of Long Beach, Calif., died Sunday, May 28, 1995, in Long Beach. He was born Feb. 20, 1922, son of the late Steve and Catherine Kovach. Mr. Kovach served in the U.S. Army in Europe and the Pacific. He was married to Evelyn (Magazine) Kovach for 53 years and worked for Rockwell International for 20 years, at which time he retired. Mr. Kovach was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Buena Park, Calif. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn, two daughters, Marcy Lou Cole of Buena Park, Calif., and Donita Lou Drake of Long Beach, Calif.; two grandsons, Robert Douglas Cole of Reno, Nev., and Terry Lou Cole of Tustin, Calif.; and two great- granddaughters, Tara Marie Cole of Reno, Nev., and Courtney Alyssa Cole of Tustin, Calif. Services were held June 2, 1995, at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church. Interment was in Forest Lawn-Cypress, Cypress, Calif.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1995

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

Returning home from the Oliphant store, where he had purchased some packages of groceries, Paul Kovach, aged 62, dropped dead while walking along the lane between Crow's Works and Oliphant Tuesday morning.  He expired before help could reach him, having suffered a heart attack.
Deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Victoria Kovach and the following children:  Stephen and Paul at Oliphant, John of Monvue, Michael, Frank and Helen at home, Mrs. Mary Danko of Hope and Mrs. Anna Ludratsky of Monvue.
Funeral announcement later.
(Herald - May 27, 1931)


Rev. Andrew KOVACS ( -1938)

REV. ANDREW KOVACS

   Complications developed from the effects of a nervous breakdown were attributed as the cause of the death of Rev. Andrew Kovacs, former pastor of the Hungarian Presbyterian church of Brownsville. Rev. Kovacs died Tuesday morning, August 9, 1938, in the St. Francis hospital in Pittsburgh. The deceased had served nine years as pastor at the Brownsville church until his health forced his retirement about a month ago. Since that time he has been making his home at California, Pa. Rev. Kovacs was a native of Hungary and migrated to this country in 1900. He was a graduate of Grove City College and the Union Seminary. Surviving in addition to his widow, Amelia, are the following children: Julia, Valentine, Katherine, Margaret, Andrew, Jr., John and Paul. A sister Katherine and a half- brother, Nicholas, in Europe, also survive. Arrangements for the funeral have not been complete.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, August 10, 1938, page 2, column 2


KOVACS RITES

   Funeral rites for Rev. Andrew Kovacs, former pastor of the Hungarian Presbyterian church, who died Tuesday morning, August 9, 1938, in St. Francis hospital, Pittsburgh, were held Wednesday afternoon from the Hungarian church in California, Pa. Rev. Deems was officiant and burial followed in Acklin cemetery. Rev. Kovacs died as the result of developments following a nervous breakdown. He had served nine years as pastor of the Brownsville, church.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 11, 1938, page 2, column 2

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George KOVALCHECK (1886-1974)

KOVALCHECK, GEORGE— Age 87 years of 202 Falls Ave., Connellsville, Pa., died Thursday, February 28, 1974 in Connellsville State General Hospital. He was born in Europe, April 16, 1886, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kovalcheck. He was a retired employee of the H. C. Frick Coal Co., member of St. John’s R. C. Church, Connellsville, Holy Name Society, Greek Catholic Union, UMWA. Surviving is his wife, Anna Butch Kovalcheck, seven sons: George of Levittown, Pa., Frank of Fairless Hills, Pa., Steve of Euclid, Ohio, Emil of Willoughby, Ohio, Joseph of Marion, Ohio, Edward of Baltimore, Md., five daughters, Mrs. Henry (Ellen) Tombuki of Cliffside Park, N. J., Mrs. Rudolph (Geraldine) Mandearn of Richmond Heights, Ohio, Mrs. Michael (Genevieve) Pignataro of Levittown, Pa., Mrs. William (Ann) Galonsky of Macedonia, Ohio, Mrs. Sally Stepanik at home, thirty one grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death was one brother, Joseph and two sisters: Mrs. Barbara Zarychanski and Mrs. Mary Tregler. Friends are being received in the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home, Connellsville until Monday at 9:30 a.m. when a prayer service will be held followed by a funeral mass at 10 a.m. in St. John’s R. C. Church with Rev. George Bjalobok as celebrant. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, March 2, 1974, page 13, column 7

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Rochelle L. KOVALCHECK-KUBASIK ( -1996)

Rochelle L. Kovalcheck-Kubasik

   Rochelle L. Kovalcheck-Kubasik, 34, of St. Marys, Ga., formerly of Khedive, died at 6:49 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1996, at the home of her parents, Robert and Ruth Hoke Kovalcheck Sr., of Carmichaels R.D. 1. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Richard J. Kubasik, whom she married on July 17, 1991; a son, Robert William Robinson of Scenery Hill; two daughters, Katrina Marie Kubasik and Katherine Louise Kubasik, both at home; a brother, Roger Douglas Kovalcheck of Lakeworth, Texas; a sister, Rhonda Jane Sneddon of Nemacolin; a half- brother, Robert Kovalcheck Jr., of Carmichaels R.D. 1; her maternal grandparents, Ross and Jane Hoke of Greensboro, and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Yoskovich Funeral Home, 300 south Vine St., Carmichaels, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday until 11 a.m., the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1996

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Rev. J. V. KOVAR ( -1931)

REV. J. V. KOVAR

   Rev. J. V. Kovar, pastor of the Mt. Carmel Presbyterian church, and father of Dan R. Kovar, prominent member of the Uniontown Senior High school faculty, died at 4:50 a.m., Sunday, October 6, 1931, in a Pittsburgh hospital. He was 64 years of age. Rev. Kovar, was taken ill about six weeks ago while visiting at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lilly Daley, Magnetawan, Canada, but was later removed to Pittsburgh. In addition to Dan R. Kovar and Mrs. Daley, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Marie M. Kovar and the following additional children: Mrs. Myra Lea, South Bend, Ind.; Mrs. Vera K. Weaver, Carrick; Mrs. Grace Finley, Pittsburgh; Miss Frances Kovar, Mt. Carmel; Timothy J. Kovar, Pittsburgh. A brother, Rev. Milo Kovar also survives. Funeral services will be solemnized in the Concord Presbyterian church, Pittsburgh, Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Rites at the grave in South Side cemetery will be conducted by Swissvale Lodge No. 658, Free and Accepted Masons.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 5, 1931, page 11, column 3

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George KOVICK ( -1997)

George Kovick

   George Kovick, 75, of Allison, Pa., died Friday, May 2, 1997, at his home. He is survived by two brothers, Andy and Pete Kovick; two sisters, Anna and Mary; and several nieces and nephews. Private services were under the direction of the Andrew J. Skirpan funeral Home, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1997

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Frank KOWALCZEK ( -1967)

KOWALCZEK, FRANK— Age 83 years of Thompson No. 2, died Tuesday, September 5, 1967 in the Brownsville General Hospital. Mr. Kowalczek resided with the Polosky family for thirty five years. He was a member of the Holy Rosary R.C. Church of Republic and the Polish National Alliance, 1608 of Cardale. Friends will be received in the Joseph E. Flack Funeral Home, Legion St. Republic after 7 this evening in Slumber Room B until Friday at 8:30 a.m. when prayer service will be held followed by a Requiem High Mass at Holy Rosary R.C. Church with Rev. Fr. William Gavron as celebrant. Interment in Holy Rosary Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, September 6, 1967, page 29, column 8

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Eugene KOWALEWSKI (1936-1996)

Eugene Kowalewski

   Eugene P. Kowalewski Sr., 60, of Mount Pleasant died Monday, Oct. 14, 1996 in Mount Pleasant. He was born March 15, 1936 in Mount Pleasant, a son of the late Louis and Sophia Olszewska Kowalewski. He had been employed as an X-ray technician for Duraloy-Blawnox Corp. of Scottdale. He had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of VFW Post 3368 of Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Firemans Club and Polish Falcons Nest 147. He was a member of Transfiguration R.C. Church, Mount Pleasant. He is survived by a son, Eugene P. Kowalewski, Jr. and his wife, Terri, of Mount Pleasant; a daughter, Mrs. Amos (Theresa) Soforic of Scottdale; six grandchildren, John G. Nalevanko Jr., Nicole Nalevanko, Zachary Kowalewski, Eugene Kowalewski, Stephanie Soforic and Jessica Soforic; and three brothers, Frank Kowalewski of Mount Pleasant, Walter Kowalewski of Cleafield and Louis Kowalewski of Scottdale. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Jacqueline Nalevanko; six sisters, Clara Gurtis, Ester Chigges, Viola Shal, Monica Passoff, Bridget Tylka and Mary Garsteck; and three brothers, Stanley, John and Anthony Kowalewski. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at GALONE- CARUSO’S, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant. A funeral mass will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at transfiguration R.C. Church, Mount Pleasant. Interment with full military rites will follow at Transfiguration Parish Cemetery, Mount Pleasant.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, October, 1996

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John M. KOYNOCK, Sr. (1927-1994)

John M. Koynock, Sr.

   John M. Koynock, Sr., 67, of Wickliffe, Ohio, and formerly of Brownsville, Pa., and Euclid, Ohio, died Thursday, April 28, in his home. He is survived by his wife, Marge E. Widecan Koynock; a son, John M. Koynock Jr. and his wife, Kim, of Chardon, Ohio; daughters, Mrs. John (Susan L.) Kneale of South Lyon, Mich., and Mrs. Rich (Teresa A.) Mastroianni of Kirtland, Ohio; brothers, Andrew ‘Andy’ Koynock Jr. of Burton, Ohio, and Joe Koynock of Mentor, Ohio; sisters, Ann Koynock Porterfield of Allison and Lucille Koynock Angelo of Brownsville; and three grandchildren. Services were held Monday, May 2, from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Wickliffe. Arrangements were under direction of the Louis R. Orlando, Orlando-Donsante Funeral Home, 29550 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe, Ohio.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– February 10, 1927
   Died—– April 28, 1994


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, April, 1994

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bullet William KOZASKY died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(9)

William Kozasky, 34 years, 10 months and eight days, of House 63, Continental No. 2, died at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, December 17, 1934, in the Uniontown hospital following an illness of complications.

Surviving are: his widow, Mary Kozasky; four children, William, Jr., Edward, Robert and Dorothy Kozasky, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Verona Kozasky and the following brothers and sisters: Joseph, Verona, Stephen, Paul, Margaret, Mike, Agnes and Andrew Kozasky, all of Lambert.

Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's R. C. church, North Mt. Vernon avenue, Uniontown, at 9 o'clock Thursday morning and will be in charge of the pastor, Rev. John Blazic. The funeral cortege will leave the home at 8:30.  Burial will be in St. Procopius cemetery at New Salem.

Standard, December 20, 1934


Mary Popovich KOZBELT (1913-1994)

Mary Kozbelt, formerly of Mount Pleasant

   Mary Dolores Kozbelt, 80, of Greensburg, formerly of Mount Pleasant and Wilkinsburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1994, at St. Anne Home, Greensburg. She was born Dec. 17, 1913, in Mount Pleasant, a daughter of the late Stephen and Frances Takach Popovich. She lived most of her life in the Wilkinsburg area before moving to Mount Pleasant in 1986. She was a member of the Visitation Roman Catholic Church of Mount Pleasant and its Rosary Altar Society and its Christian Mothers. Surviving are one son, L. James Kozbelt of Murraysville; one daughter, Dr. Richard (M. Julie) Price of Johnstown; four grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Frances Popovich and Mrs. Charles (Magdalene) Kauffman, both of Mount Pleasant. She was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd S. Kozbelt (1986); and two brothers, Edward Popovich (1977) and Joseph Popovich (1991).


KOZBELT— Mary Dolores Kozbelt of Greensburg, formerly of Mount Pleasant and Wilkinsburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1994. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at GALONE-CARUSO’S, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant. A funeral mass will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday in Visitation Roman Catholic Church, Mount Pleasant, with the Rev. Gregory F. Premoshis as celebrant. Interment will follow in Visitation Parish Cemetery. Visitation Rosary Altar Society and Christian Mothers will recite the rosary at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1994

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Charles A. KOZEL (1921-2002)

Charles A. Kozel, 80, of Connellsville, died April 28, 2002, in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant. He was born July 27, 1921, in Bitner, Pa., a son of Mary H. Wisniewski Kozel of Mount Pleasant and the late Charles J. Kozel. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville. A 1940 graduate of East Huntingdon High School, he attended the University of Alabama. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Robertshaw in New Stanton, Pa. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Armed Air Force.

In addition to his immediate family, he is survived by a son, Thomas and granddaughter, Tammy of Mount Pleasant; two sisters, Mary Rose Uszko of Cleveland, Ohio, and Dorothy J. Kozel of Connellsville; three brothers, Theodore J. and wife Irene of North Carolina, Patrick D. and wife Shirley of Connellsville and John D. and wife Mary C. of Mount Pleasant; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Pfc. Thomas F. Kozel, who was killed in action in Normandy, June 6, 1944, and three infant sisters. A memorial Mass for all his family and friends will be celebrated by the Rev. Father Frank Lesniowski at St. Rita's RC Church, Connellsville, on Saturday, May 11, 2002, at 10 a.m.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, April, 2002

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Andy KRAJNAK (1906-1995)

Andy Krajnak

   Andy Krajnak, 89, formerly of Carmichaels and also Oliver One in Fayette County died Monday evening in Rolling Meadows, Waynesburg. He is survived by two sisters, Sophia D. Krajnak of Carmichaels and Mrs. Margaret Krajnak Zellers of Baltimore, Md. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church, Carmichaels. Arrangements are under direction of the Yoskovich Funeral Home, 300 South Vine St., Route 88, Carmichaels.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– July 16, 1906
   Died—– August 7, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1995

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Sara Crockard KRAJNAK (1916-1996)

Sara Krajnak

   Sarah Crockard Krajnak, 79, of Carmichaels, Pa., died Friday, April 5, 1996, at 2 a.m. in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg, Pa. She was born June 8, 1916, in Crucible, Pa., daughter of James Earl Crockard and Alda Buffington Crockard. She was an employee of Carmichaels News Store for 30 years, served as Carmichaels Borough Assessor for several years, was a member of first United Methodist Church in Carmichaels, and an active member of Carmichaels Senior Citizens. She is survived by two sons, Robin Litton of both Saugerties, N.Y., and Anna Maria Island, Fla., and John Krajnak and wife, Linda, of Carmichaels, one daughter, Mrs. Joyce Krause and husband, Richard, of Crucible, six grandchildren: Kimberly Snyder, Richard L. Krause Jr., John Krause, Jeffrey Krause, Scott Krajnak, and Lindy Krajnak, one great-grandson, Keith Krause, and two sisters, Mrs. Velma Waine of Nemacolin, Pa., and Mrs. Dorothy Murphy of North Fort Myers, Fla., and one brother, Mr. Charles R. ‘Bud’ Crockard of Dry Tavern, Pa. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Stephen Krajnak in 1984, and a sister, Margaret Kerr. The family will receive friends in the PAUL MICHAEL LESAKO FUNERAL HOME INC., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, April 8, until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Rev. Roger Saunders officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels, Pa. Donations may be made to Carmichaels Senior Citizens Center.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1996

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George KRALL ( -1940)

GEORGE KRALL

   George Krall, 79, died Saturday night at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Beln at Smithfield, R.D. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 21, 1940, page 6, column 8

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Catherine KRAMARSKI ( -1995)

Catherine Kramarski, Scottdale resident

   Catherine L. Kramarski, 78, of 15 Moyer Ave., Scottdale, died this Thursday, Jan. 5, 1995, at Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1995

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Baltzer KRAMER ( -1852)

OBITUARIES

DIED, on Wednesday, the 116th June, at his residence, in the Glass Works, near Greensboro, Greene county, Pa., BALTZER KRAMER, in the 75th year of his age. His remarkable modesty, benevolence and mild disposition throughout a long and useful life, endeared him to a very large circle of devoted relatives and friends. “Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace.”    N.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 24, 1852, Vol. I, No. 11, page 3, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Claud KRAMER ( -1902)

Greensboro, Jan. 14.—Died on Saturday, January 11, 1902, at Jonesboro, N. C., Claud Kramer, aged 23 years. Claud was a worthy member of the M. E. church, a model young man and had many friends. He leaves a mother and one brother, Edward, and many other relatives. Interment in Monongahela Hill Cemetery. By a delay of the telegram, notice of his death was not received here until Monday morning. His brother Edward and Thos. Pennington left for Jonesboro immediately. It is not known when they will leave Jonesboro, and they may pass through Uniontown for Pt. Marion any day after Tuesday. No funeral arrangements have been made.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 14, 1902, page 1

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Edward R. KRAMER ( -1923)

   Edward R. Kramer, aged 50 years, a prominent merchant of Greensboro, died at his home in that town, Sunday morning, Dec. 30, 1923, at 8 o'clock, following a lingering illness of a complication of diseases. He is survived by his wife and six children, also his mother, Mrs. Nellie Kramer. Funeral services will be held from the late home at Greensboro, Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, followed by interment in the Greensboro cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, December 31, 1923, page 6

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Frances KRAMER ( -1853)

DIED

   In Morgantown, on Friday morning, February 25th, after an illness of a few days, Mrs. FRANCES KRAMER, at an advanced age.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 17, 1853, Vol. I, No. 49, page 3, column 4

Contributed by Roy Lockart


George H. KRAMER (1851-1927)

GEORGE H. KRAMER

   George H. Kramer, aged 76, formerly of Uniontown, died Tuesday morning, November 1, 1927, at 8 o'clock at his home in Point Marion. His death was due to complications. Mr. Kramer was born September 27, 1851, at Greensboro, Greene County. He was married February 10, 1874, to Frances Smith, daughter of Peter Smith of Beallsville, Washington county. For many years he conducted a blacksmith shop at Mill and Ray street, residing in Uniontown more than 30 years. The last five years of his life was spent in Point Marion and Pittsburgh. Mr. Kramer is survived by his widow and the following children: T. P., of Pittsburgh, K. K., of Connellsville, Mrs. F. B. Miller, of Point Marion, and Harter B. Kramer of Pittsburgh. One son, R. E. Kramer, is deceased. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock in Point Marion with internment in Oak Grove cemetery, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, November 3, 1927, page 7, column 5

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Harry B. KRAMER ( -1958)

   Harry B. Kramer, 67, of New York City, formerly of Uniontown, died suddenly Thursday morning, Dec. 25, 1958, at his home. A retired coal broker, he served during World War I with the 312 Supply Corp in Gieves, France. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Frances S. Kramer, Point Marion; his wife, Marguerite Still Kramer; one daughter, Mrs. Clay Wilson of Charleston, W. Va.; one brother, Karl of Connellsville; one sister, Mrs. Marea Miller, Point Marion; one granddaughter, Linda Wilson. He was predeceased by his father, George H., and two brothers, T. P. and Raymond E. Friends were received in the Frank E. Campbell Funeral (home) where services were held today at 10 a. m. Burial was in Long Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1959

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Luty KRAMER ( -1900)

   Luty, the two-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theo. P. Kramer of the west end, Uniontown, Pa., died Thursday morning at 6 o'clock, Aug. 30, 1900, of scarlet fever. Funeral from the home this evening at six o'clock.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, August 30, 1900, page 1

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Sarah Williams KRAMER (1877-1961)

MRS SARAH KRAMER

SCOTTDALE—Mrs. Sarah Williams Kramer, 83, of 910 Cedar Avenue, North Side Pittsburgh, died at 2:45 a.m. today at the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born July 10, 1877, at Searights. She was a member of the Christian Alliance Church of North Side Pittsburgh. Surviving are four children, Mrs. Robert (Hazel) Miller of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Dorothy Murphy of Wellsville, Ohio, Samuel J. Kramer of Burlington, N.J. and Jack T. Kramer of Scottdale, R. D.; 17 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Clara Morehouse of Uniontown. Her husband Theodore P. Kramer died in 1958. The body will be at the Murphy funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, March 15, 1961

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Theophilus KRAMER ( -1961)

Funeral on Thursday for Theophilus Kramer

 Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Conn Funeral Home of Point Marion, for Theophilus P. Kramer, 80 of Point Marion, formerly of Uniontown, who died yesterday in Vincent Palotti Hospital, Morgantown, WV. Mr. Kramer is survived by his mother, Mrs. Frances Kramer, 102 years old, with whom he resided. Also surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sarah Williams Kramer of Pittsburgh; four children, Mrs. Hazel Miller, Pittsburgh; Samuel, Burlington, N.J.; Jack, Scottdale and Mrs. Dorothy Murphy, Wellsville, Ohio; two brothers, Karl K., Connellsville and Harter B., New York City, and one sister, Mrs. Marea Miller of Point Marion. There are 16 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 11, 1956, page 2, column 4

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Vada L. KRAMER ( -1920)

Mrs. Vada L. Kramer

Mrs. Vada L. Kramer, aged 42 years, 3 months and the wife of R. E. Kramer, Morgantown road, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. A. M. Franks, Corner Berkeley street and Lawn avenue, Monday evening at 8:45 o'clock of a complication of diseases, after an illness extending over a period of eight years. Deceased is survived by her husband R. E. Kramer and the following children: Pearl; Ethel, wife of T. B. Shearin, Uniontown; Dale, Lillian and Lena at home. Her mother, Mrs. Nancy Longenecker Franks, also survives as does one sister, Mrs. Allie M. Rhodes, Chalk Hill and one brother, Chauncey B. Franks at home. Deceased was a life long member of the Great Bethel Baptist church, this city. Funeral announcement later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, October 26, 1920, page 9

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Stephen KRAMRECH (1926-1995)

Stephen Kramrech

   Stephen Kramrech, 69, of Charleroi and a native of Fairhope, died Friday in Monongahela Valley Hospital Inc., Carroll Township. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jean McKita Kramrech; four children, Kathleen Kramrech Santavicca of Allison Park, Stephen M. Kramrech of Cincinnati, Ohio, Janice Kramrech of Hollywood, Fla., and Dawn Kramrech of Charleroi; two sisters, Ann Kramrech Brown of Akron, Ohio, and Helen Kramrech Nutting of Charleroi; and three grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Ed Melenyzer funeral Home Inc., 825 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, today from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 10:30 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– April 25, 1926
   Died—– June 23, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

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Joseph KRASCIK ( -1949)

JOSEPH KRASCIK

   Joseph Krascik, 65, resident of the Leckrone area for the past 49 years, died at 4:45 o’clock Monday morning at his home at Lewis Crossing, Leckrone, R. D. 1 after an extended illness. A coal miner, he had also operated a grocery store and meat market in the area. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Krascik, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Bednar of Washington, Pa., and Mrs. Mary Hosko of Tyrone. The funeral will be held Thursday with the cortege meeting at the home at 8:30 o’clock followed by a requiem high mass in St Mary’s R. C. Church at Leckrone with Rev. Fabian Kondria officiating, assisted by Rev. Blazic and Rev. Andrew J. Charnoki. Interment will be in the church cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, December 13, 1949, page 2, column 3

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Michael KRASSA StonePhoto (1923-1945)

Four Killed, 8 Are Hurt In Car Crash Near Here

Autos Collide Head-On In Fog On Route 119
Fear Toll Will Mount As Tragedy Strikes Family Of Six;
Drivers Of Both Cars Succumb;
Three Children Hurt

Four persons were killed and eight injured, one critically, four severely and three others suffered minor injuries, in a head-on collision of two automobiles at a fog-bound curve on the Uniontown-Connellsville highway, just north of Gaddis Crossing, Saturday night at 9:50 o’clock.

The dead:
   Mike Krassa, 22, of 96, Continental No. 1
   John Swope, 53, Wheeler, former Frick League baseball pitcher.
   Mrs. Lillian Swope, 48, his wife.
   Frank H. O’Brad, seaman first class, Maidsville, W. Va.

The injured riding in Swope’s car:
   Mrs. Nicholas Soldano, 26, of Dunbar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Swope, condition critical from injuries
    received in the accident, attaches at Uniontown Hospital reported last night.
   Her three children, Peggy, 4, suffering from lacerations of the forehead; Nicholas, 6, broken leg
    and lacerations of forehead, and Betty, 8, bruises of legs, are being treated at Connellsville State Hospital.

Serviceman Enroute Home

The injured riding in Krassa’s car:
   Rolland Springer, 19, of 407 East Main street, here, (a member of the U. S. Marine Corps, who was
   wounded on Okinawa and stationed at an Asbury Park hospital, N. J., and at the time of the accident
   was enroute home to spend the weekend) suffered lacerations of the head, chin and abrasions of the body.
   He is in Uniontown Hospital.
   Pfc. Lewis Shaffer, 26, of 12 Highland avenue, here, is reported in fair condition in the local hospital
   suffering lacerations of the head and shock.
   John Adams, 20, Fourth street, Connellsville, in Uniontown Hospital suffering injuries to back and neck.
   John M. Bevan, 24, of 107 Hasse avenue, Connellsville, suffered lacerations of face and left knee.

Krassa, traveling towards Uniontown, was accompanied by Shaffer when they picked up Adams and Bevan at the ABC club near Connellsville, and a short time later the sailor and the marine in the vicinity of Monarch, both hitchhiking home to spend a few days with their families.

The accident occurred a short time afterwards when Krassa, traveling at a fast rate of speed swept to the left of the road on a curve and hit the Swope car on the left front, police were told.

Two Succumb In Hospital

Krassa was dead on arrival at the local hospital at 10:45 p.m. O’Brad succumbed at 11:45 p.m. as the result of internal injuries. In the Swope car traveling towards Wheeler, Mrs. Swope was killed instantly. Mr. Swope died in the local hospital at 2:05 a.m. Sunday.

Krassa is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Krassa, and the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Mary Hudock, Lamberton; Technical Sergeant Stephen Krassa, Greenville, S. C.; Mrs. Helen Zahuranic, of this city; Pfc. John Krassa, stationed at Camp Campbell, Ky., and Pauline, Andrew, Margaret, at home.

Article continues concerning other victims.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 22, 1945, page 1, columns 1-8,
continued to page 2, column 2


KRASSA, MICHAEL, aged 22 years, of 96 Continental 1, died Saturday evening, October 20, 1945, at 9:50 o’clock. Death was due to injuries received in an automobile accident. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Krassa, and the following sisters and brothers, Mrs. Mary Hudock of Lamberton, T/Sgt. Stephen of Greenville, S. C.; Mrs. Helen Zahuranic of Uniontown; Pfc. John of Camp Campbell, Ky., Pauline, Andrew, and Margaret, at home. Friends are being received in the Haky Funeral Home, 139 W. Fayette street, Uniontown, Pa., where prayer services will be held Tuesday morning, October 23, at 10 o’clock and followed by Requiem High Mass in St. John’s G. C. church with Rev. Fr. Bernadine Hvizdos as celebrant. Interment in the church cemetery, Hopwood.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 22, 1945, page 2, column 1

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Patricia C. KRAUSE (1932-1997)

Patricia C. Krause

   Patricia C. Krause, 65, of Indiana, Pa., died Monday, March 31, 1997, at Indiana Hospital. The daughter of Charles and Catherine Newhouse Etheridge, she was born Jan. 31, 1932, in Harrisburg, Pa. Mrs. Krause was a member of the Graystone Presbyterian Church in Indiana. She was a homemaker who had earlier been a receptionist for Dr. Kahl in the Johnstown area. She was a volunteer for the Armstrong-Indiana County Intermediate School for the Handicapped (ARIN) and for the Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC). Surviving are her husband, Arthur R. Krause of Indiana; two daughters, Mrs. Edmund A. (Sandra) Daumit Jr., of Uniontown, Pa., and Deborah K. Krause, at home. She was preceded in death by her parents. Friends will be received in the BENCE-MIHALCIK FUNERAL HOME, in Indiana, Pa., today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., where a Funeral Service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Dr. Roger Petersen officiating. Interment will following in Greenwood Cemetery in Indiana.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1997

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bullet Barbara KREIL died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Barbara Kreil, aged 38 years, died at 12:15 o'clock Saturday morning, August 24, 1935, in the family residence at Sandy Bottom following a lingering illness.  She is survived by her husband Simon Kreil; seven children:  Mary, Rose, Katherine, Elizabeth, Theresa, Edith and Frank Kreil; and the following brothers and sisters:  Frank Hower, of Masontown; Mrs. Josephine Vorehoser, Edenborn; John and Joseph Hower, Masontown; Charles Hower and Mrs. Mary Nelson, of Detroit, and Mrs. Christina Murphy of Carmichaels.
Requiem mass will be celebrated at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning in All Saints, R.C. church, Masontown, in charge of the parish priest, Rev. Fr. Francis J. Kolb.  Burial in St. Agnes cemetery.


Claude H. KREINBROOK ( -1932)

CLAUDE KREINBROOK OF KINGSVIEW DIES; WAS FORMER COWBOY

Special to The Courier

  SCOTTDALE, Jan. 4.— Claude H. Kreinbrook, 29 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Kreinbrook of Kingsview, died 8:15 o’clock Sunday night at Frick Memorial Hospital at Mount Pleasant from a heart ailment. He had been ill for two years and bedfast for five weeks. He was removed to the hospital last Thursday. Mr. Kreinbrook was unmarried. For several years he was a cowboy on ranches near Fort Collins, Col., and Crystal Springs, Utah. While following that work his health broke and he came back to Pennsylvania. Before becoming a cowboy he was employed in mills at Pittsburgh, Cal., Pittsburg, Pa., and Scottdale. Besides his parents he is survived by three brothers and a sister: Norman, Cincinnati; Clifford, Dallas, Texas; Mrs. Dorothy DeLuca, Mount Pleasant; J. P. at home. The funeral service will be at the home at 2:50 o’clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Roy E. Whittemore of the Baptist Church at Scottdale, of which he was a member, officiating. Burial will be in Scottdale Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 4, 1932, page 6, column 4

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Margaret Catherine KREMPASKY ( -1996)

Margaret Krempasky

   Margaret Catherine Krempasky, 90, of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 3, died Wednesday, March 13, 1996, in Simpson’s Personal Care Home, Mount Pleasant. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at GALONE-CARUSO’S, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Visitation RC Church, Mount Pleasant, with the Rev. Gregory F. Premoshis as celebrant. Interment will follow in Forty Martyrs Cemetery, Trauger. Visitation Christian Mothers and Visitation Rosary Altar Society will recite the rosary in the funeral home at 6:30 p.m. today. The Standard Shaft Citizens Club Ladies Auxiliary will hold services at 6 p.m. today in the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1996

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Mary KREMPASKY ( -1946)

FIVE DISTRICT
RESIDENTS DIE
IN ACCIDENTS

   Sudden death came to five district residents over the week-end in a series of accidents:
Two persons were fatally burned, another was killed under a slate fall in a coal mine, a fourth suffered mortal injuries in an automobile accident while the fifth died in a creek after falling from a foot bridge when he suffered a heart attack.
   Charles Strawn, 70, formerly of Connellsville, was burned to death in a fire which destroyed his home near York Run as he made a vain effort to save his wife early Sunday morning.
   Daniel Smiley, 10, of near Fairchance, was mortally burned when his gas-splattered clothing was fired as he stood in front of a garage which was burning Saturday afternoon.
   Mrs. Mary Krempasky, 52, of near Jacobs Creek, was fatally injured at noon Saturday in an automobile accident on the Jacobs Creek Smithton road.
   John G. Kuzman, 52, formerly of Perryopolis, fell from a foot bridge into a creek near Coraopolis when he suffered a heart attack.
   Caught under a fall of slate in the Bute (Leisenring No. 2 or West Leisenring) mine of the H. C. Frick Coke Company Saturday afternoon, Carl Torre was killed almost instantly.

Article begins concerning other area deaths.

   Mrs. Mary Krempasky, 52 years old, wife of Clement Krempasky of near Jacobs Creek, was fatally injured at noon Saturday in an automobile accident on the Jacobs Creek-Smithton road. The woman was riding in a car driven by her son, Joseph, 30, recently returned from Army service in Alaska. The left front wheel of the car suddenly came off, causing the vehicle to veer abruptly into a bank at the left side of the road. It is believed Mrs. Krempasky tried to get the door open to jump and was flung from the machine by the door’s sudden opening. She suffered internal injuries from which she died while being taken to Frick Memorial Hospital at Mount Pleasant. The woman did not regain consciousness. The son was injured. She leaves her husband and a number of children. The funeral mass will be held Tuesday morning in St. Timothy’s Church at Smithton. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.

Article continues concerning other area deaths.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, January 21, 1946, page 1, column 2,
continued to page 2, column 2

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Christian KREPPS ( -1865)

DEATHS

KREPPS — At his residence in Jefferson tp., October 12th, ’65, of disease of the stomach, Mr. CHRISTIAN KREPPS, in the 61st year of his age.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, October 26, 1865, Vol. V, No. 38, page 2, column 6

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Sarah E. KREPPS died in 1932. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(83) (2)

SARAH E. KREPPS
Miss Sarah E. Krepps, aged 19 years, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob C. Krepps, died at 1:30 Saturday afternoon, November 12, 1932, in the home of her parents in Franklin township. She had been ill since last June. Miss Krepps was a popular member of the district's younger set, having been graduated from Dunbar Township High school with the class of 1932.

Besides her parent she is survived by one sister, Mrs. P. H. McCune, of Vanderbilt, and five brothers, Jacob, Jr., Donald, George, Walter, all at home, and Ray Krepps of Herbert.

Brief services will be conducted in the home Tuesday at 10 o'clock followed by additional services at 10:30 in the Flatwoods Baptist church. Rev. A. A. Blake, of Washington, Pa., will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
(Herald - November 1932)
________________________________
Miss Sarah Krepps - 1932
Miss Sarah Krepps Dies at the Home of Her Parents
Miss Sarah Krepps, aged 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Krepps of Flatwoods, died in her home Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, after a protracted illness of paralysis.
Miss Krepps is survived by her parents and several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Leslie Megargde, pastor of the Flatwoods Baptist church, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, at the church.
(Standard - November 13, 1932, or November 23, 1933, or December 23, 1933 -- all dates are written/stamped on these 3 obits)are written/stamped on these 3 obits)


bullet William KREPPS   Sr. died in 1866. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(21)

KREPPS    At his residence in Fayette City, Fayette, County, Pa., Aug 10, 1866    William Krepps Sr. in t he 67th year of his age.
Genius of Liberty Thursday August 23, 1866


William E. KRESEVICHPhoto  (1929-2012)

MASONTOWN
“Together Again”
Kresevich

William E. Kresevich, age 82 of Masontown, Pennsylvania passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Trumbull Hospital in Warren, Ohio. He was born in Gallatin, Fayette County, Pennsylvania on December 12, 1929 the son of Anthony Kresevich and Tina (Shine) Kresevich. He retired from Volkswagen, New Stanton, PA. William was a member of All Saints Roman Catholic Church, the Pals Club, and Sons of Italy all in Masontown, and Eagles in Uniontown, PA. William, a loving father and grandfather, loved to spend time with his family! He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Beatrice Eleanore (Blair) Kresevich; sisters, Victoria Penska and Viola Pavlovich; and brother, Anthony Kresevich. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Karen (John) Pyne and Michael (Carrie) Kresevich all of Warren, Ohio; grandchildren: Stephen (Tammie) Pyne of Puyallup, Washington, Michael (Millie) Kresevich, Lake Wood, Ohio, Anthony Kresevich of Illinois, Adam (Angela) O’Brien of Warren, Ohio, Leaha Pyne of Howland, Ohio and Bethany (Ben) Wilson of Girard Ohio; great grandchildren; Jordan, Rachel, Brittany, Bayne, Pryce, Gaige, Sebastinan, Josellen, Barren, Logan, Alexis and Davion; a sister, Mildred Schubert; and many dear nieces, nephews and their families. Friends and family will be received in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH JR. FUNERAL HOME, 7 River Avenue, Masontown, PA., on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, August 1, from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m., the hour of Service in the Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Father John M. Butler officiating. Interment will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery, Masontown.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, July, 27, 2012, page B3

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Donald J. KRESON (1936-1995)

Donald J. Kreson

   Donald James Kreson, 59, of Strongsville, Ohio, and formerly of Grays Landing, Pa., died suddenly Thursday in his home. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Pearl Wiltrout Kreson Ludrosky of Gallatin, Pa.; wife, Theresa Zanowick Kreson; children, Mrs. Nancy Kreson Cook and her husband, Elmer Holbrook ‘Brooks’ Cook, and Scott Kreson all of Strongsville, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Judith Kreson Sparks and her husband, Ronald, of Gallatin, Pa.; stepbrothers, Charles Ludrosky and his wife, Justine, of North Babylon, N.Y., Frank ‘Tom’ and his wife, Martha ‘Honey’ Ludrosky of Parma, Ohio, Clarence Ludrosky and his wife, Wilma, of Parma, Ohio, Richard Ludrosky of Brunswick, Ohio; stepsisters, Mrs. Frances Ludrosky Balog of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Irene Ludrosky Zieglar and her husband, Joseph, of Greensboro, Pa.; and sister-in-law, Mrs. Genevieve Ludrosky of Carmichaels, Pa. Friends will be received in the Jardine Funeral Home, Pearl Road, Strongsville, Ohio, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 10 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– July 5, 1936
   Died—– September 7, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1995

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Joseph F. KRET (1918-1995)

Joseph F. Kret

   Joseph F. Kret, 77, of Footedale passed away Saturday, May 6, 1995, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Feb. 19, 1918, in Gray, a son of the late Frank and Valeria Kret. He was a member of Church of the Madonna in Cardale, lifetime member of Footedale Volunteer Fire Department, retired bus driver with 35 years service from German township School District, and owned and operated Kret’s Grill in Footedale for over 50 years. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Puglia Kret; a sister, Clara Michalsky of Footedale; a brother, Walter Kret of Maple Heights, Ohio; a special niece, Valerie Belch of Uniontown; and several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Cardille, and two brothers, Theodore Kret and Stanley Kret. Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME, Legion St., Republic, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, May 9, until 9:30 a.m. when a prayer service will be held, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Church of the Madonna, Cardale, with Rev. Fr. Dennis Bogusz as celebrant. Interment will follow Church of the Madonna Cemetery. Parish wake service on Monday at 3 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1995

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