Fayette County Genealogy Project

Obituaries


Arthur LABONS ( -1962)

To view complete article concerning mine blast, as well as complete list of miners killed, see Hurley C. Stalnaker.

ARTHUR LABONS

   The body of Arthur Labons, 37, of Filbert, killed in the Robena Mine explosion, will be at the Flack-Marucci funeral home, Republic, after 1 p.m. Tuesday. There will be a prayer service there at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, followed by requiem hish mass at St. Mary’s R. C. Church, Cardale, with the Rev. A. L. Zwolinski officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A mason with 17 years of service, he is survived by his widow, Julia Marie; a brother, Joseph, of Thompson No. 1, and four sisters, Mrs. John (Helen) Sulak of Wellsburg, W. Va., Mrs. Herman (Margaret) Verslet of Sturgeon, Mrs. Edward (Rose) Cales of Thompson No. 1 and Mrs. John (Charolet) Teslovich of Superior.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 10, 1962, page 4, column 1

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Bernard LABUDA (1929-2012)

Labuda, Bernard 83
Connellsville

Bernard John Labuda, 83, of Connellsville, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. He was born March 29, 1929, in Smock, a son of the late John Stephen and Susan (Yakimik) Labuda. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Labuda; a brother, Edward; and a son, Timothy. He is survived by his children, Susan (Kurt) Nolker, Bernard, Kevin, Angela (Richard) Guth, Karen, Kim, Katrina, Kristen (Thomas) Smith, Sean and Shannon (Brandon) Bernick; sisters, Bridget Andursky and Bernadine Bell; 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Bernard was a devout Catholic and a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, and it's Holy Name Society. He attended St. Vincent College. He served eight years as a corporal in the Air Force from 1948 to 1954 and was part of the Proving Ground Command stationed in Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. He was a baker by trade and loved to build model airplanes, read and cook. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where prayers of transfer will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. A funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville. Interment will follow in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, August 9, 2012

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Mark A. LABUDA (1959-2006)

Labuda, Mark A.
Perryopolis

Mark A. Labuda, 46, of Perryopolis, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2006. He was born Oct. 29, 1959, in Uniontown, a son of Joseph and Mary Ann Paydo Labuda, of Smock. Mark was a member of Calvin United Presbyterian Church in Brownsville. He was a member of Perryopolis Moose Lodge 92, the Sokol Club, a social member of the Perryopolis VFW Gold Star Post 7023, and the Moose and Cactus Golf League, all in Perryopolis, and a member of the Star Junction Fish and Game Club. Mark was a dedicated employee of Herr's Food Co. for 18 years. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Caroline Chuboy Labuda; one daughter and son, Ashley and Adam Labuda, of Perryopolis; three brothers, Dr. Joseph Labuda and wife Tamara, of Uniontown, David Labuda and wife Iris, of Hampton, Va., and Timothy Labuda and wife Wilma, of Cypress, Calif. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Andrew and Catherine Paydo, and his paternal grandparents, Andrew and Mary Labuda. Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 106 East Independence St., Perryopolis, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 13, in First Christian Church, Perryopolis, from 9 to 10 a.m., the hour of service with the Rev. Aleda Arnold Menchyk and the Rev. Alexander Jalso co-officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Washington Cemetery, Perryopolis. A Prayer Service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, January 11, 2006


Death Ruled Accidental

   After interviewing several people who knew Mark A. Labuda extremely well, Dr. Phillip E. Reilly said he decided to change his initial ruling on Labuda's death from suicide to accidental. Labuda, 46, was found dead in a detached garage at his home Jan. 9. The garage was not ventialited, the doors were closed and Labuda's truck motor was running, Reilly said based on the fact that Labuda was under extreme stress during that period of his life and because an autopsy showed Labuda suffered from no lethal injuries, Reilly said he ruled the death an apparent suicide from asphyxiation due to carbon monoxide poisoning. State police said Labuda and his wife, Caroline, reported they had been assaulted in their Route 51 home by Thomas C. Staffen, 29, of Finleyville about six to eight hours before Labuda was found dead. Staffen was initially charged with two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of simple assault for the alleged assault on Labuda, but the charges have since been reduced to one count of simple assault. Four others were charged for allegedly interfering with police who showed up to investigate the assault. Charges against two of the people were dropped earlier this week.

   An autopsy showed Labuda suffered from several injures - fractured facial bones, two fractured right ribs and several scrapes and bruises - but that none of them were life threatening. "It looked like suicide," Reilly said. However, after interviewing family members, neighbors and state police, Reilly said he began to doubt his initial ruling. "I discovered there were some weaknesses in my analysis," he said. Reilly said a neighbor who had known Labuda since grade school told him Labuda regularly went to the garage, which also served as a workshop, to think and be by himself. The neighbor, according to Reilly, said Labuda frequently started the truck in the garage without opening the garage door. Because the garage had recently been insulated, Reilly said it would have held in more of the carbon monoxide fumes than it did in the past. Labuda could have fallen asleep or went unconscious from the pain of his injuries as a result of the assault, Reilly said, noting that he could not rule out either of those possibilities.

   However, Reilly said he does believe Labuda's death was accidental. He said several relatives, friends and church members told him they did not believe Labuda was suicidal and that suicide would have gone against Labuda's religious beliefs. "They all said, in my opinion, he would not have done this," Reilly said, referring to comments made by those who knew Labuda. Reilly said he is much more comfortable with the manner of death in regards to Labuda being accidental instead of suicide. "I think this is a more accurate ruling than what I said in the first 72 hours following his death," Reilly said. "I don't believe he intended to take his own life."


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, May 6, 2006

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Mary Frances Quinn LABUDA (1937-2012)

Labuda, Mary F. 74
Connellsville

Mary Frances Quinn Labuda, 74, of Connellsville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. She was born May 8, 1937, in Manhattan, N.Y., the daughter of the late James and Angela (Ryan) Quinn. She was predeceased by her son, Timothy; and her brothers, James and Francis. She is survived by her devoted husband of 52 years, Bernard J. Labuda; and their 10 surviving children, Susan (Kurt) Nolker, Bernard, Kevin and Angela (Richard) Guth, Karen, Kim, Katrina and Kristen (Thomas) Smith, Sean and Shannon (Brandon) Bernick; also surviving are two sisters, Agnes Daly and Kathleen Schuele; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was a homemaker and the center of her life was her family. She was a devout Catholic and a member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Connellsville and its Christian Mothers. Private family visitation will be held in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where prayers of transfer will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Family and friends are invited to attend Mary's funeral Mass at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Dunbar, with Monsignor J. Edward McCullough as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, March 3, 2012

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Timothy J. LABUDA (1967-2010)

Labuda, Timothy J. 43
Belle Vernon, Formerly of Connellsville

Timothy J. Labuda, 43, of Belle Vernon, formerly of Connellsville, died Monday, May 3, 2010, from complications of ALS with his family at his side at Mon Valley Hospital. He was born Feb. 10, 1967, in Passaic, N.J., a son of Bernard J. and Mary Quinn Labuda, who survive and reside in Connellsville. He was a graduate of Connellsville High School and earned his bachelor's degree from California University of Pennsylvania and his master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from WVU. He was employed as a specialty counselor at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, UPMC, until he became disabled. Tim was a member of St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church of Belle Vernon. His faith is what kept him positive through his disease and it's progression. He enjoyed his Hayabusa motorcycle, hunting and playing sports, which included the annual Turkey Bowl in Connellsville. He was a member of Camp Carmichaels, Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Association and Magee Women's Hospital NICU Parents Advisory Council. He also enjoyed coaching his sons' teams for the Rostraver Midget Football League and the Rostraver Youth Baseball Association until his illness took a toll on him. On Sept. 14, 1996, he married Pamela R. Zemba, who survives. The people that brought him the most joy and pride were his three children, Timothy John II, Natalie Ryan and Nolan Alexander. Deceased is an infant daughter, Nicole Rae. Also surviving are siblings, Susan Notker (Curt), Angela Guth (Rich), Bernard, Kevin, Karen, Katrina, Kim, Sean and Shannon Bernick (Brandon); a grandfather, Alfred Helmick; his in-laws, Sandy and John Zemba; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. His caregivers that were there for him throughout his illness were Rachel Sisley, Wanda Laatu and Dawn Fitzwater. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon. A blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Lawrence Manchas as celebrant.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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Carmella LACERENZA ( -1957)

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LACERENZA, CARMELLA (NELLIE)— Aged 67, of Downer Ave., Uniontown, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Sunday, January 20, 1957 at 7:15 a.m. She was a member of St. Therese R. C. Church; Consorella Aviglanese and Regina Elena Lodges, Uniontown. She was born in Nesquehoning, PA. She was predeceased by her husband, Tony Lacerenza, October 1935. She is survived by these children, Nick and Catherine, at home; Margaret, New York; Mrs. John (Nell) Bongiorno, New York; Pete, Mrs. William (Theresa) Carnes, Mrs. John (Lou) Meyers and Mrs. John (Julia) Henry, Uniontown; Donald, Library; Frank, Pittsburgh; two sisters, Mrs. Patsy D’Auria, Uniontown; Mrs. James Delligatel, Pittsburgh; one brother, James Dandrea, Uniontown. Friends are being received in the Speshock Funeral Home, 111 E. Fayette St., until Wednesday morning at 8:30 when prayer services will be held followed by Requiem High Mass in St. Therese R. C. Church with Rev. Fr. Nicolas J. Thomas as celebrant. Interment will be in Oaklawn cemetery, Uniontown under the direction of the Vito P. DeCarlo Funeral Home of New Salem. Members of the Consorella Aviglanese lodge will meet in the funeral home this evening at 8 o’clock to conduct services. The Holy Name Society of St. Therese will meet Tuesday evening at 7:30 to recite the Rosary and The Regina Ellena Lodge will meet Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock in the funeral home to conduct ritualistic services.

The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 21, 1957, page 2, column 6

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bullet Kathryn LACEY obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)

Mrs. Kathryn Lacey, aged 51 years, died at the late home, House 25, Herbert, Sunday morning, September 6, ?
Her husband, Joseph Lacey survives together with the following children: Mrs. Susan Maskara, Smock; Mrs. Anna Duhan, Herbert; Mrs. Mary Davis, Exchange, W. Va.  One sister, Mrs. Helen Pinkosky, of Newark, N. J.  The following stepchildren also survive:  Mrs. Mary Polansky, of Brownsville and John, Anna, Peter and Michael Lacey, all at home.
Brief funeral services will be conducted in the home Wednesday at 9 a.m., followed by requiem high mass in St. Mary's G. C. church, New Salem, with the pastor, Rev. Fr. Anthony Mhley as celebrant.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Anna Michniak LACH ( -1978)

LACH, ANNA MICHNIAK — The family will receive friends in the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion today until 9:15 a.m. when brief prayers will be said. A mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Ignatius R.C. Church with Rev. Daniel B. Dixon as celebrant. Interment in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 12, 1978, page 30, columns 4

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bullet Victoria LACIK died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(9)

VICTORIA LACIK

Following an illness due to complications, Mrs. Victoria Lacik, 34, of Leith, died Saturday afternoon, September 19, at 1 o'clock, in the Torrance State Hospital, Torrance, Pa.  She is survived by her husband, Andrew, and seven children.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Herald, September 21, 1931


bullet J. W. LACKEY died in 1928. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(6)

Extract:

WIFE AWAKES TO FIND HUSBAND AT SIDE, DEAD  Clipping dated January 1928

Name: J. W. Lackey
Age: 67
Place: In their home in 56 East Berkeley street. 
Cause of Death: "a heart affection (sic)"
Born: In the vicinity of Fayette City.
Occupation: last 15 years - in the poultry and provision business.  (Union Provision company)


Pearl Kamensky LACKO (1910-1996)

Pearl K. Lacko

   Pearl Kamensky Lacko, 86, of Uniontown died Monday, December 23, 1996, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born February 26, 1910, in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of John and Mary Koshary Kamensky. She was a graduate of Uniontown Senior High School Class of 1928, a member of St. Therese Roman Catholic Church in Uniontown and its Altar Society, and a volunteer for 18 years at Uniontown Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Emro J. Lacko in 1981, three brothers, John, Stephen, and Anthony Kamensky, and one sister, Marie Vilseck. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 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 Friday, December 27, until 8 a.m. when a prayer service will be held. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 8:30 a.m. in St. Therese R.C. Church, Uniontown, with Rev. Fr. John ... balance of obit is missing


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, December, 1996

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Katie Milak LACKOVIC ( -1974)

LACOVIC, KATIE— Age 81, a resident of 620 Tower Hill 2, formerly of Isabella, died in the Brownsville General Hospital on Sunday, October 6, 1974 at 1:50 p.m. She was a member of Isabella Wesleyan Methodist Church, and was born in Austria on November 18, 1892, a daughter of the late Steve and Mary Milak. Preceding her in death was her husband, Matt Lackovic, in April 1954. Surviving are: one brother, Steve Milak of Tower Hill 2, with whom she made her home; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the J. W. Kisinger Funeral Home, 515 Front St., Brownsville, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. George Kuen officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park.

The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 7, 1974, page 25, column 7

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Elizabeth (McCann) LA CLAIR ( -1938)

SUDDEN DEATH OF
2 CITIZENS LAID
TO INTENSE HEAT

Lyman Litman, City Plumbing
Inspector And Mrs. LaClair
Succumb Tuesday Morning

MERCURY RECORDS 95

   Deaths of two prominent Uniontown residents on Tuesday were laid indirectly to the intense heat and humidity which saw mercury register an official 101 mark during the most torrid weather of the season.

   Lyman Litman, aged 67, of 13 Shady Lane, city plumbing inspector, was seized by an heart attack, super-induced by the heat, and succumbed at 10:20 a.m. while conversing with a visitor in his offices in the City Hall.

   Mrs. Elizabeth LaClair, aged 80, widow of James Lewis LaClair, a former resident of Masontown, died suddenly at 9:30 yesterday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. N. B. Endsley, 53 Oakland avenue. Her death was attributed to heart disease and probable heat prostration.

   Mr. Litman had complained of feeling ill Monday evening but walked down town as was his usual custom. He reported to his offices yesterday morning and greeted City Hall attaches in the same genial manner. Within an hour, he had told friends of the heat, and was seized with a heart attack. While talking with Emil W. Garwood in his office Tuesday morning, Mr. Litman suddenly keeled over. Death was apparent before arrival of medical assistance. This is the second death in the family in little over a year, a daughter, Phoebe, having passed away in the Litman home at that time. A week ago, a son, Denny, was rushed to the hospital in Morgantown, W.Va., suffering severe knife wounds inflicted by an aged man in an assault in a park where the victim and a friend were sitting on a bench. Mr. Litman, a member of Third Presbyterian church, was the son of the late Amity and Phoebe Wood Litman. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Schimele Litman, and the following children: Walter, at home; Kurtz, Wilson, Pa.; Denny, Morgantown, W.Va.; Lyman, Jr., Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. Grace Cottrell, Pacific Beach, Cal. Funeral services for Mr. Litman will be conducted at 2:30 Thursday afternoon at the residence in Shady Lane. Rev. Plummer Harvey of the Third Presbyterian church, will officiate, and burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.

   Mrs. LaClair was one of the best known older residents of Uniontown. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rollo McCann of Masontown, and was the last surviving member of the family. She was a member of Class 13 of the Third Presbyterian church of Uniontown. In addition to Mrs. Endsley she leaves the following other children: Mrs. Sara Hall, Centerville; Leslie, of Canton, O.; John, Orville, James, George and Earl, all of Uniontown; 21 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral rites will be held at 10:30 Thursday morning at the residence of Mrs. Endsley. Rev. C. C. Sollenberger, pastor of the Brethren church, will officiate, and burial will follow in Park Place cemetery under the direction of J. Harry Johnston & Sons.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, August 17, 1938, page 1, column 1,
continued to page 5, column 2

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Lissie Clark LaCLAIR ( -1957)

LaCLAIR, LISSIE CLARK— Aged 71, of Redstone-Furnace Road, Hopwood, died Saturday, January 19, 1957 at 10:40 p.m. in the Uniontown Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Orville L. LaClair; one daughter, Mrs. Irene LaClair Conaway, Hopwood. She was predeceased by one daughter, Thelma Mae LaClair and one son, Richard W. LaClair. She was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church and Class 13. Friends are being received in the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette Street, where services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Earl P. Confer officiating. Interment will be in Park Place cemetery. Class 13 will meet in the funeral home today at 2 p.m.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 21, 1957, page 2, column 7

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Porter Brownfield LaCLAIR (1908-1985)

PORTER B. LaCLAIR

   Porter Brownfield LaClair, 77, died Thursday, August 1, at the Uniontown Hospital. He was born in Hopwood Feb 11, 1908, a son of the late John William LaClair and Perie (Denise) LaClair. He was a retired employee of the South Union Township roads department. His wife, Mrs. Oma (Victor) LaClair, died Nov. 28, 1980. He is survived by two sons, Porter LaClair, Frostburg, Md.; James LaClair, Uniontown; four daughters, Mrs. Shirley McFarland and Mrs. Elizabeth Sabatula, both of Grantsville, Md.; Mrs. Joyce Hunt, Sterling Heights, Mich.; Darlene LaClair, at home; three brothers, Lewis LaClair, Hopwood; Charles LaClair, Uniontown Pa.; John LaClair, Uniontown, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Norma Guyton, Uniontown, Pa.; Mrs. Elizabeth Guthrie, Fairchance; 17 grandchildren and 22 great- grandchildren. Two brothers, Harry LaClair and Herbert LaClair, preceded him in death. Friends were received at the Thomas M. Dolfi Funeral Home, successor to the Victor A. DeCarlo Funeral Home, at 136 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown. Services were held there Sunday at 1 p.m. with Dr. Earl P. Confer officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Hopwood.


The Republic, Meyersdale, PA, August 8, 1985

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Sidney V. LACLAIR (1906-1974)

LACLAIR, SIDNEY V.— Age 67 years of R.D. 1, Smithfield, died Tuesday, April 30, 1974 in the University Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va. He was born in Uniontown on October 26, 1906 and was the son of the late John H. Sr., and Mary Ella Whoolery LaClair. He was predeceased by his first wife, Naomi Weaver LaClair on June 1, 1962, a son, John Louis LaClair, in 1959, two brothers, Robert R. in 1960, and Earl A. in 1971, and a sister, Mary LaClair Sismonda in 1972. He was a member of Central Christian Church, Uniontown, Smithfield Lions Club, Brotherhood of R.R., United Transportation Union Local 340, and he was associated with the Boy Scouts as a leader for many years. Surviving are his wife, Anna M. Wilson LaClair; two step-sons, George F. Wilson, Jr., Smithfield and Ronald W. Wilson, Brook Park, Ohio; six grandchildren; a brother, John H. (Amos) LaClair, Landover, Maryland. Friends will be received in the Vance-Brownfield Funeral Home, Smithfield, today 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of service. Rev. Norman Hunt and Dr. Earl P. Confer will officiate. Interment in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 2, 1974, page 44, column 7

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

One of Nicholson township's oldest residents, Amadee LeClere, aged 80 years, was found dead Thursday morning as his son, Alva, went to call him for breakfast.
Mr. LaClere, who resided his entire life in New Geneva, had been an invalid for the last four years.  He made his home with his two sons, Alva and Silva, the only two survivors.
His widow had preceded him in death by 28 years.
During the active years of life, Mr. LaClere was a farmer.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Johnson funeral home in Masontown.  Burial will be in the Old Frame cemetery.
(Standard - August 20, 1937)


Jack L. LAFFERTY (1916-1995)

Jack L. Lafferty

   Jack L. Lafferty, 79, of Fayette City, Pa., died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1995, at the home of his daughter. He was born in Fayette City, Pa., on Sept. 6, 1916, the son of the late John James and Ida Mae Stitt Lafferty. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Bechick) Lafferty on June 4, 1974; and by three sisters, Letha Fowler, Margaret Dill and Gladys Jessick. Mr. Lafferty was a Catholic by faith. He was a retired steel mill worker having worked for Wheeling- Pittsburgh Steel Company at the Allenport Plant for 44 years. He was a member of the Moose, the Belle Vernon American Legion and the Fairhope Rod 7 Gun Club. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. A. J. (Dr. Jackqueline) Stefanik of Farmington, Pa., Cindy Lou Lafferty and friend, Pat Doherty, where Jack had lived for the past 5 years, in Fallowfield Township, and Candace Byers of Dunlevy, Pa. Friends will be received today in the HOWARD W. MCCRORY FUNERAL HOME, Fayette City, Pa., from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of services, in the Funeral Home, with the Rev. Fr. John Kluchko of Belle Vernon, Pa., officiating. Interment will follow in Charleroi Cemetery, Charleroi, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1995

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Betty E. Whipkey LaFISCA (1922-2009)

   Betty E. Whipkey LaFisca, the sweetest, dearest, most loving, giving mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law, sister-in-law and aunt, went to be with Jess on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009. Betty, 86, of Perryopolis, formerly of Dunbar, both in Fayette County, Pa., was born April 20, 1922, in Dunbar Township, the daughter of the late Arthur and Catherine Whipkey. She was a member of St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, in Dunbar. She was a homemaker. Her passions were her grandchildren, being surrounded by her beautiful flowers, and collecting angels. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Clement "Midge" LaFisca; and precious son, Bob. Left to cherish her memory and always love her are her daughter, Rosemary Bosetti and husband, Paul, of Perryopolis; daughter- in-law, Charlene LaFisca, of Dunbar; grandchildren, Paul Bosetti and wife, Amy, Scott Bosetti and wife, Vivian, Bobby LaFisca; Michael J. LaFisca and friend, Kristin Yacamelli, and Kristina LaFisca; great-grandchildren; Lexie Bosetti, Luke Bosetti; and Michael J. LaFisca; sisters-in-law, Rose Schwenning and Ruth; numerous nieces and nephews; special friend, Dorothy; and special niece, Gracie. Betty is now among God's favorite flowers and all his angels. Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar. Blessing services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home, with Monsignor J. Edward McCullough, officiating. Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, in Dunbar.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Tuesday, February 3, 2009

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Peter Vincent LaFISCA, Sr. (1936-2006)

Peter Vincent LaFisca, Sr.

"If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane,
I would walk right up to Heaven and bring you back again."

Peter Vincent LaFisca, Sr., 70, of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, October 29, 2006, with his loving family at his side. Pete was born on October 26, 1936, in Dunbar, Pa., and was a son of the late Liborio and Liboria LaFisca. Left to cherish the memories of their life together is his wife of 49 years, Frances Cumberland LaFisca. He is also survived by his children, daughter, Barb and husband, Gary Cook, of Dunbar, son, Peter and wife, Tamela, of Lemont Furnace, Fayette County, Pa., daughter, Jane and husband, Ron Kennedy, of Dunbar, and son, Martin and fiancee, Kim Blackstone, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa.; his grandchildren, Nicole and husband, Jeff Doss, Jennifer Cook and fiancé, Dan Landman, Jessica Cook and fiance, Scotty Keffer, Angela LaFisca and fiancé, Brad Jenkins, Christopher and Samantha Kennedy, Danielle LaFisca, and Zachary Blackstone; his great-grandsons, Jacob Doss and Hayden Keffer; his sister, Rose and husband, Francis Schwenning; his brothers, Michael and wife, Ruth LaFisca, and Samuel and wife, Olive LaFisca; his sisters-in-law, Betty LaFisca and Linda LaFisca; two special nephews, Mark Wilson and his wife, Teresa, and Donald Wilson and his wife, Nancy; his other numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved pup, Sandy. In addition to his parents, Pete was preceded in death by four sisters, Grace, Elda, Concetta, and Asunta, and two brothers, Clement and Joseph.

Peter served in the United States Air Force, was a member of the Laborers' Local #1058, and was a retired Deputy Fish Warden. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He served his community as a previous councilman and former Mayor of Dunbar. He was a member of Saint Aloysius Church, Dunbar, where he also belonged to the Holy Name Society. Pete loved to cook fried dough at the Fayette County Fair for his Church. He was a longtime football coach for the Dunbar Mules, a fireman for the Dunbar Volunteer Fire Department, a Master Mason of King Solomon's Lodge #346, a Noble of the Mystic Shrine of Pittsburgh, and Santa Claus for several organizations.

The family will received friends in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME in Dunbar, Pa., today, October 31, 2006, from 4 to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday, November 1, 2006, from 1 to 9 p.m. and until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2006. The Masons will honor Pete with a Service at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1. Morning Prayers will be said on Thursday, November 2, 2006 at 9:30 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial being Celebrated 10 a.m., at Saint Aloysius Church, in Dunbar, Pa., with the Monsignor J. Edward McCullough, as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Auburn Cemetery, in Dunbar, Pa. The Rosary will be said on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the funeral home. Military Graveside Services will be accorded by the American Legion Post #301; American Legion Post #762, and the VFW Post #21 Honor Guard will participate.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, October 31, 2006

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Robert A. LaFISCA (1970-2009)

Robert A. "Meatball" LaFisca

   Robert A. "Meatball" LaFisca, 38, of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., died Wednesday, February 18, 2009 in Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. Born December 11, 1970, in Uniontown, Pa., the son of Robert L. LaFisca and Charlene (Yauger) LaFisca. Robert was a member of the DVFD, Connellsville Independent Slovak Club, and the Sons of Italy. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Midge and Betty LaFisca, and his maternal grandparents, Morris and Wilma Yauger. He is survived by his son, Michael J. LaFisca, of Uniontown; 2 stepdaughters: Lauren and Jessica Smitley, of Uniontown; brother, Michael B. LaFisca, of Dunbar; sister Kristina M. LaFisca, of Dunbar, aunts: Donna Yauger, of Dunbar, and Rosemary Bosetti and husband, Paul, of Perryopolis, Fayette County, Pa.; and several cousins. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 21 from 5 to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 12 Noon to 9 p.m. in the BURHANS - CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Pa. Services will be held on Monday, February 23 at 11 a.m., with Msgr. J. Edward McCullough officiating.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February 20, 2009

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Samuel W. LaFISCA (1929-2007)

Samuel W. LaFisca
Dunbar

"But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope." Samuel W. "Sammy" LaFisca, 77, of Dunbar, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2007 surrounded by his loving family in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Nov. 9, 1929, in Dunbar a son of the late Liborio LaFisca and Liboria Raymondi LaFisca. He was a member of Dunbar Baptist Church. Sammy was a journeyman cement mason with Local 526, Pittsburgh. A veteran and buck sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, Sammy was a member of Hopwood AMVETS Post 103. He was a master wood craftsman, devoted husband, father, father-in-law and friend to everyone he met. Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 56 years, Olive P. Hammett LaFisca; his children, Danny LaFisca and wife Linda, of Davenport, Fla., Leah Ritenour and husband Paul, of Melcroft, Donald LaFisca and wife Linda, of Dunbar; a sister, Rose Schwenning and husband Francis, of Akron, Ohio; a brother, Michael LaFisca and wife Ruth, of Kittanning; sisters-in-law, Betty, Linda and Frances LaFisca; grandchildren, Brandon, Preston, Lauren and Jayce; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Ralph and Kathy Miller, of Scottdale. He was preceded in death by brothers Clement, Joseph and Peter, and sisters Grace, Elda, Concetta and Asunta. Family and friends will be received from noon to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at BURHANS - CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar. An additional viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday in Dunbar Baptist Church. Services will be held at Dunbar Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Robert Wrachford officiating. Interment will take place at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Chronic Disease Fund, Multiple Myeloma, 10880 John W. Elliott Dr., Suite 400, Frisco, Texas, 75034, in memory of Sammy.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, March 2, 2007

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Susan Rae LaFISCA (1951-1951)

SUSAN RAE LAFISCA

Susan Rae Lafisca, 18-day-old daughter of Samuel and Olive Lafisca of Dunbar, died in Connellsville State Hospital at 7:30 o’clock Sunday evening. The grandparents, all of Dunbar, are Mr. and Mrs. Mansel Hammett and Mr. and Mrs. Liborio Lafisca. The funeral service was held this morning with interment in St. Aloysius Cemetery in charge of Burhans funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, November 19, 1951, page 2, column 4

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Magdalene Palaisa LAGINJA (1905-1996)

Magdalene Laginja

   Magdalene Palaisa Laginja, 91, of Fairbank, Pa., passed away Friday, December 27, 1996, in the home of her son, Thomas, in Woodbridge, Va. She was born July 10, 1905, in Yugoslavia, daughter of Michael and Anna R. Matesic Palaisa. She was a member of St. Procopius R.C. Church in New Salem, R.A.C.M. of the Church, CD of A Court in Uniontown, and Red Cross Gray Ladies. She is survived by a daughter, Mildred Delivuk of Baltimore, Md.; a son, Thomas Laginja of Woodbridge, Va.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Anna Lukac of Uniontown, Pa.; and brothers: Anthony Palaisa of Louisville, Ky., Matthew Palaisa of New Salem, Pa., Steve Palaisa of Filbert, Pa., and John Palaisa of Exton, Pa. Her parents, her husband, Matthew Laginja, two sons, Matthew Jr. and George, a sister, Mary Danko, and brothers, Gerald and Joseph Palaisa, preceded her in death. Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME, 20 North Mill St., New Salem, Pa., on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, December 31, until 12 noon when a prayer service will be held. A Funeral Mass will follow at 12:30 p.m. in St. Procopius R.C. Church, New Salem, with Rev. Fr. James L. Popochock as Celebrant. Interment follows in the church cemetery. Parish Wake Service on Monday at 2:30 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1996

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bullet E. A. LAGNEAUX died in 1929. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

E A. Lagneaux. aged 63 years and 4 days, died at his home in Fairchance, Fayette County, Tuesday night March 12, 1929 at 10 o'clock of complications.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ella Wilson Lagneaux. Mr. Lagneaux was born in Charleroi, Belgium on March 8, 1866. He immigrated to the United States in 1889, settling at Charleroi, Pa., where he worked for six years in a plate glass factory.

From Charleroi he went to New York for nine years and then returned to Point Marion in 1904 where he opened a bakery. In 1906 he disposed of his bakery to Leon Hackett

and moved to Fairchance where he opened another bakery which he later disposed of. Mr. Lagneaux returned to Europe with his first wife where she died five months after arriving there and was buried at Charleroi. Belgiun. In 1898, Mr. Lagneaux married again and they lived in Fairchance.

Mr. Lagneaux had made 30 trips across the Atlantic in his lifetime. Soon after his arrival in this country in 1889, Mr. Lagneaux took out his first naturalization papers. He was a member of the Odd Fellows.

Brief funeral services will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, followed by additional services in the Fairchance Presbyterian church with the Rev. Mr. Douglas officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery, Fairchance.
(The Charleroi Mail - 3/15/1929)


John J. LAGWANITS (1917-2000)

   John J. Lagwanits, 82, of Reading, Pa., passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at his residence. He was born Dec. 16, 1917, in Cleveland, Ohio, son of the late Joseph J. and Mary Matyas Lagwanits. Surviving are his wife, Annabelle Rishel (King) Lagwanits; two stepsons, Ronald Bierer of Toledo, Ohio, and Charles Bierer of Bridgeport, W.Va.; three stepdaughters, Darlene Cassidy of Strongville, Ohio, Ginny Bierer Hracho of Reading, Pa., and Betsy Bierer Natalie of Hockessin, Del.; two grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and six step-great- grandchildren. Mr. Legwanits was employed as a supervisor with Ohio Bell, retiring in 1979. He was a veteran of the Army Air Force in World War II, and the Korean Wars. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Thomas Whitehead officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 7, 2000

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John C. LAICK ( -1960)

LAICK, JOHN C.— Aged 74, Smithfield, died Saturday, February 20, 1960 at 9:30 a.m. in the Uniontown Hospital. He is survived by these children, Mrs. Marie Butts and Mrs. Opal Stuck, Smithfield; Mrs. Edward (Oma) Hellen, Wilmington, Delaware; Mrs. Jerrold (June) McCune, Washington, D. C.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Lillie Fearrer Laick, March, 1949. He was a retired superintendent of the Republic Steel Co. and a director of the Smithfield State Bank and a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Smithfield. Friends are being received in the Vance Funeral Home, Smithfield, today from 2-5 and 7-10 until Tuesday at 2 p.m. the hour of service. The Rev. Paul Tarcy will officiate. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, February 22, 1960, page 11, column 8

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George R. LAIRD ( -1949)

  MOUNT PLEASANT, Apr. 8— George R. Laird, of 202 North Fifth street, Youngwood, died in Frick Memorial Hospital, 6:05 o’clock Thursday morning. He was a life member of the Methodist Church of Youngwood and had resided there for 45 years. At one time he was assistant superintendent of the Trauger Mine and he was a past postmaster of Youngwood. In 1932 he retired as a store manager. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Jane Dean Laird; two sons, Thomas and Robert, both of Youngwood; a daughter, Mrs. William J. Barwell, of Greensburg; four grandchildren; one great grandchild. The body will be removed at 12:30 P.M. Sunday to the Methodist Church where services will be conducted at 2:30 o’clock by Rev. J. H. MacRill. Interment will be in St. John’s Middle Church Cemetery.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, April 8, 1949, page 2, column 4

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

Mrs. Anna Lakatta, aged 33 years, of House 13, Waltersburg, died at 10:15 o'clock Monday night, April 29, 1935, in the Uniontown Hospital following an illness of complications.  She is survived by her husband, Michael Lakatta; three children, Francis, Eleanor Louise and Annette Marian; her father, George Kascak, Waltersburg; three brothers, George Kascak, Continental No. 2; John and Michael Kascak, of Waltersburg; and a sister, Mrs. Mary Andrews, Continental No. 2.
Brief services in the home Friday morning at 9 o'clock will be followed by requiem mass in St. John's G. C. church in charge of the pastor, Rev. Fr. Peter Dolinay.  Burial in the church cemetery at Hopwood.


Doris Haines LAKE ( - )

   Doris Haines Lake, 70, Hopwood died Sunday, in Henry Clay Villa, Markleysburg. She is survived by her father, Cloyd Haines of Gibbon Glade; a son, Dale Lake of Layton, Utah; a daughter, Marlyn Lake Catney of Littleton, Colo.; two brothers, Fred Haines of Farmington and Edwin Haines of Gibbon Glade; two granddaughters, three grandsons, and four great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville, W.Va., today from 3 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Date Unknown

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bullet Ira A. LAKE died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

A brief illness of pneumonia resulted yesterday in the death of Ira A. Lake, 68, of Jeannette.  Mr. Lake was the father of Mrs. L. R. Hassinger, of West National pike, who left for Jeannette today.  Also, surviving are his widow, at home; a brother, Rev. J. W. Lake, of Indiana, and two sons, Dee Lake, of Chicago, and Clarence Lake, of Jeannette.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the family residence.


Catherine (Murphy LALLY ( -1936)

WOMAN TROLLEY PASSENGER DIES

  UNIONTOWN, Jan. 20— Stricken with a heart attack after entering a trolley car Saturday afternoon Mrs. Catherine Lally, 70, was seen to falter as she passed down the aisle to a seat and then collapsed. Rushing to the woman’s aid Motorman William Manges of Connellsville believing her to be still alive, Drove his car direct to the terminal without a stop in an effort to get medical attention but she was dead upon arrival of a physician. The funeral mass will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock in St. John’s Church. Burial will be made at Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 20, 1936, page 1, column 2


LALLY SERVICES

   Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Lally will be celebrated at 9 o’clock Wednesday morning in St. John’s R. C. church with solemn mass of requiem in charge of Rev. Fr. Thomas J. Dunn. Burial will be at Sylvan Heights. Mrs. Lally collapsed and died suddenly in the aisle of a West Penn trolley car which she boarded last Saturday afternoon at Collins stop in the East End before she could be seated. Bruises found on the body following death, it is said, have led to the belief she had probably slipped and fallen on the icy pavement prior to boarding the trolley. There were contusions of both knees and of her left shoulder. Mrs. Lally resided in Askren street and is survived by three children: Mrs. Martin Gallagher, Maple street; Miss Catherine Lally, at home; Thomas Lally, Beeson street; a sister, Mrs. Hannah Murphy, Barton Mill road; three brothers, Martin and Stephen Murphy of Uniontown, and James Murphy, New York City, and 11 grandchildren.

Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 21, 1936, page 5, column 2

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Martin LALLY ( -1936)

MARTIN LALLY

   Martin Lally, 60 years old died Monday at his home at Uniontown. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Lally, who was 71 years old on Christmas Day.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 2, 1936, page 6, column 4

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Naomi Suter LAMB (1912-1995)

Naomi Lamb

   Naomi Suter Lamb, 83, of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 1995, at Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. She was born Nov. 7, 1912, in Mount Pleasant, a daughter of the late Norman R. and Nettie B. Ridenour Suter. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Mount Pleasant. She is survived by a sister, Dorthalene Rose of Washington, Pa.; a cousin, Mrs. Richard (Rosalind) Ashmun of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 5; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Harry Oliver "Goat" Lamb, in 1985; two brothers, Blair and Charles Suter, five sisters Edeline Stefl, Bernice Gelsthorpe, Alma Suter, Opal Kastner and Ruby Harman. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in GALONE-CARUSO'S, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Dale A. Dickerson officiating. Interment will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Braddock Trail Chapter, NSDAR, Restoration Project, R.D. 5, Box 125, Mount Pleasant, Pa. 15666.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1995

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Lydia D. LAMBERT ( -1967)

MRS. G. H. LAMBERT

   Mrs. Lydia D. Lambert of 127 South Pittsburg St., died Monday in Uniontown Hospital. She was born in Lemont Furnace, the daughter of Isaac Bruno and Mary Cole Davidson. Surviving are her husband George H.; two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Rudy) Ridley of Uniontown and Mrs. Earl (Thelda) Ridley of Lemont Furnace; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body will be at the McIntire Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today, and will lie in state in Percy Methodist Church from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, the hour of the funeral. Rev. Carl L. Westover will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, January 9, 1967, page 15, column 6

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Alfonso LAMBO ( -1954)

Alfonso Lambo, 64, died in the Uniontown Convalescent and Nursing Home Sunday morning. He was the husband of Giavanna Congilio Lambo and was a resident of the Allison-Bull Run road area 25 years.


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

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Suzanne E. Bilonick LAMKE (1949-2011)

   Suzanne E. (Bilonick) Lamke, 62, of Easton, Pa. and formerly of Bobtown, Pa, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, June 22, 2011, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. Born May 26, 1949 in Brownsville, Pa., she was a daughter of Ruth Lyons Bilonick of Bobtown and the late Frank A. Bilonick. Also deceased are three brothers, Samuel, Gregory and Michael Bilonick. She was a 1967 graduate of Mapletown High School. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her devoted husband, Dale A. Lamke; one daughter, Amy Basnage and her husband, Chris of Bethlehem, Pa.; a brother, Timothy Bilonick of Morgantown and several nieces and nephews. She will long be remembered for her loving ways, and for always being there to help and care for others. Visitation will be in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, Pa., today, June 24, 2011 from 6 - 9 P.M. Friends are invited to join the family for a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Hugh's R.C. Church, Carmichaels, Pa., with Rev. Father John Bauer as celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered to Bobtown Public Library, P.O. Box 34, Bobtown, PA 15315.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, June 25, 2011

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bullet Lottie LAMOREAUX died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(81)

MRS. LOTTIE LAMOREAUX

Stricken ill last Thursday in a local Theatre, Mrs. Lottie Lamoreaux, for   20 years president of the Willard Bible class in the First M. P. church   and a devout member of that church, died Saturday morning at 6 o' clock in   her home, 156 Connellsville street.

Previously Mrs. Lamoreaux had suffered from a complication of diseases.

Mrs. Lamoreaux was the widow of James Lamoreaux. She was well and   favorably known in Uniontown and her loss will be felt keenly in church   circles as well as in her immediate family.

One son by her first marriage Hagan Flanigan; a sister, Mrs. Mary Churns   of Uniontown, and a grandchild, Grace Flanigan, survive.

Mrs. Lamoreaux was born in Dawson—the daughter of Isaac and Nancy Maust.

Funeral services are tentatively set for Tuesday afternoon.
[H]ERALD Dec 18 '37


Joseph Russell LAMP (1928-1977)

LAMP, JOSEPH RUSSELL— Age 48 years, of 520 Ridge Rd., Brownsville, Pa.; died Monday, March 7, 1977 in the Brownsville General Hospital. He was born July 31, 1928 at Farmington, W. Va., the son of Ethel fisher Lamp and the late Worthy Lamp. He was a member of the Taylor Methodist Church; a Trustee of the Board of Administration and also on the Parsonage Committee. He was an employee of the Babcox-Wilcox Co. of Donora, Pa. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Kay, in 1972, and a brother, William. Surviving are his wife, Esther Momeyer Lamp; the following children: Mrs. Cheryl Shumar at home; Mrs. Richard (Donna) Filby of Charleroi, and Russell at home; one granddaughter, Jenny; the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Genevieve Lough and Mrs. James Parks, both of W. Brownsville, Raymond Lamp of Denbo; Mrs. Jackie Diamond of Akron, Ohio; Paul of Ravenna, Ohio; Mrs. Nancy Porter of Denbo, and Richard of Bay-Minnett, Ala. Friends are being received in the James F. Breen Funeral Home, the successor to the Homer L. Crawford Funeral Home, Brownsville, today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, Rev. Roger Cramer and Rev. Robert Slack will officiate. Interment in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Trauger, Pa. directions are under the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 9, 1977, page 41, column 8

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Rose LAMPKIN (1902-1996)

Rose Lampkin

   Rose Lampkin, 94, of Edenborn, Pa., died Thursday morning, June 6, 1996, in her home. She was born March 5, 1902, in Brasville, Va., daughter of the late Green and Elizabeth Still. She was a member of First Church of God in Edenborn, Pa. Surviving are one son, Clarence Lark and wife, Kennetta, of Edenborn; one daughter, Pauline Coles Jordan of Edenborn; two grandchildren, Thomas Coles and wife, Doris, of Temple Hills, Md., and Sharon Dove and husband, Keith, of Rockville, Va.; eight great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Friends will be received in the MURIEL E. LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 East Main St., ... balance of obit is missing


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1996

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Belle Herring LANCASTER (1850-1934)

MRS. BELLE LANCASTER
IS DEAD AT CONFLUENCE;
FORMERLY LIVED HERE

 Mrs. Belle Herring Lancaster, 83 years and seven months old, a former resident of Connellsville for many years, died Friday morning at the Frantz Hospital of Confluence, where she had been a patient since Monday. Death was due to infirmities of age. Mrs. Lancaster was born near Somerfield, August 16, 1850, a daughter of the late Daniel and Sarah Herring. She was married in 1868 to Samuel Lancaster of Lonaconing, Md., and had spent most of her married life at Connellsville and the Somerfield community. She came here twenty-five years ago and five years ago went to the home of her son, Solomon Lancaster at Somerfield, continuing to reside there until her removal to the hospital.

 Mrs. Lancaster was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Somerfield. She is survived by nine children. They are: William A., Solomon, Charles, Thomas and Lemuel Lancaster, all of Somerfield; Mrs. Stella Connelly of Detroit, Mich., H. S. Lancaster, Mrs. Laura Thomas and Lewis L. Lancaster, all of Connellsville. Her eldest daughter, Mrs. Ida Burns, died last week and was buried Friday, April 13, in Los Angeles, Cal. Deceased is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Alice Mahon of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Laura Buskirk of Dravosburg, a number of grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Lancaster died 35 years ago.

 The funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of Solomon Lancaster at Somerfield. Burial will be in Newberry Cemetery at Addison.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, April 21, 1934, page 5, column 1

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Charles R. LANCASTER (1944-2008)

Charles R. Lancaster

 Charles R. Lancaster, age 64 years, of Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., died on Friday, August 29, 2008 in his home. He was born February 29, 1944 in Brownsville, the son of the late John R. Lancaster and Rebecca Mae Heck Lancaster. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his ex-wife, Barbara Capura, brother, Dallas Eugene Lancaster, two infant brothers, and a sister, Sally Lynn Weight.

 Charles is survived by a son Charles Lancaster, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa.; two daughters, Jamie Lee Lancaster, of Morgantown, W.Va., and Samantha Lancaster, of Michigan, and a step-daughter, Christy Cappuri, of Thompson #2, Fayette County, Pa.; four grandchildren; four brothers, Clarence, of Ohio, Bob, of Brownsville, Jim, of West Virginia, and Bill Lancaster, of Monongahela, Washington County, Pa., and two sisters, Cheryl Foster, of Brownsville, and June Rae, of Labelle, Fayette County, Pa., and many nieces and nephews.

 Arrangements have been entrusted to the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. Services were private. Memorial emails may be sent to the family at memorials@adferguson.com.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, September 3, 2008

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Clyde Earl LANCASTER (1926-2008)

Clyde Earl Lancaster
Dunbar

Clyde Earl "Whitey" Lancaster, age 81, of Dunbar, died Monday, April 14, 2008, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Aug. 18, 1926, in Dunbar, a son of the late Peter Earl Lancaster and the late Margaret Miller Lancaster. He was married to Nora Catherine Dunaway Lancaster for 61 years. He was a member of Franklin Memorial United Methodist Church, Dunbar, and retired from Anchor Hocking Glass, South Connellsville, as a tow motor operator. After retiring from Anchor Hocking Glass, he drove a school van for Joe Konetsco. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division. He is survived by his son, Earl E. Lancaster and wife Angela of Monessen; a daughter, Janice E. Smiley and husband Kenneth of Dunbar; grandchildren Ryan Lancaster of Scotland, Casey Sue Ramage of Dunbar and Justin Lancaster of Monessen; an aunt, Mabel Smell of Dunbar; many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sue Ann Lancaster; and two brothers, William and Edward. Visitation will take place in the BURHANS - CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2008, with the Rev. Jeffrey Popson and the Rev. Robert Ellenberger officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery with military graveside services accorded by AmVets General Marshall Post 103.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, April 15, 2008

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Dennis LANCASTER ( -1945)

DENNIS LANCASTER

   Dennis Lancaster, 70 years old, of Uniontown, R. D. 1, near Brownfield, died at about 8 o’clock Thursday night in Uniontown Hospital. A former resident of Dunbar and vicinity, he had worked at the Eureka plant for years and recently had been employed on a farm at Brownfield. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Anna Younkin of Dunbar and Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce of Connellsville, and a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Jane Martin of Mount Braddock. The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at the James T. Burhans funeral parlors. Burial will be made in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, August 11, 1945, page 2, column 3


LANCASTER, DENNIS, aged 70 years of R. D., Uniontown, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Thursday, August 9, 1945 at 8 p. m. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Herbert Martin of Mt. Braddock, two sisters, Mrs. Anna Younkin of Dunbar and Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce of Connellsville. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Burhan’s Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Rev. W. S. Hamilton officiating. Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, August 13, 1945, page 2, column 1

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Earl S. LANCASTER ( -1937)

EARL S. LANCASTER

   Earl S. Lancaster of Scottdale, a patient at Connellsville State Hospital since November 11, died there at 1:40 o’clock this morning. He had formerly resided in Uniontown, moving from that place to Scottdale. His widow, Mrs. Mae Lancaster, survives. The body was removed to the funeral chapel of John H. D. Sibel. Arrangements for the service have not been completed.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, November 17, 1937, page 6, column 2


LANCASTER FUNERAL

   The funeral service for Earl S. Lancaster of Scottdale, whose death occurred early yesterday at Connellsville State Hospital, will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the home of Dave King at Owensdale. Rev. W. V. Barnhart, pastor of the United Brethren Church of Owensdale, will officiate. Interment will be in Scottdale Cemetery. In addition to the widow, Mrs. Mae Lancaster, one daughter, Mrs. Harold King of Owendale also survives, together with three brothers, Harry of Cleveland, Ohio, Charles of Uniontown and John of Braddock, and two sisters, Mary A. W. Duncan of Steubenville, Ohio, and Mrs. Frank Casterton of Hazelwood.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, November 18, 1937, page 6, column 2

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Eugene 'Sonny' LANCASTER (1936-2007)

 Eugene "Sonny" Lancaster, 70, of Edenborn, Fayette County, Pa., died Tuesday, September 11, 2007, in the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. He was born December 29, 1936, to the late William Lancaster, Jr. and Mable Franklin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Karl, Donald, and Oliver Lancaster.

 He is survived by his brother, William Lancaster, III, and wife, Mary, of Somerset, Va., and George Lancaster, of New Jersey; a sister, Yvonne Tomlin and husband, Jasper, of Cleveland; a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends; and special friends, Marcy Becker and Randy Mosley.

 Friends will be received at the MURIAL E. LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 East Main Street, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., on Sunday, September 16, from 5 to 9 p.m., where services will be held Monday, September 17 at 11 a.m., with Elder Smith officiating. Interment will follow at the Greendale Cemetery in Masontown, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, September 15, 2007

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Evelyn LANCASTER (1933-1934)

 Evelyn, one-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lancaster, died in the family residence at Dunbar, Wednesday afternoon, August 15, 1934, at 2:30 o'clock, following an illness of complications. Besides her parents, she is survived by three brothers: Robert, John and Paul Lancaster, and a sister Betty Jane Lancaster, all at home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 16, 1934, page 7, column 2

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Glen A. LANCASTER, Jr. ( -1995)

Glen A. Lancaster, Jr.

   Glen A. Lancaster, Jr., 65, of Sweeney Plan, Rostraver Township, and a native of Jacobs Creek, Pa., died at his home on Sunday, April 16, 1995. He is survived by his father, Glen A. Lancaster Sr. of Jacobs Creek; his wife, Emma Tomayko Lancaster; two sons, Donald G. Lancaster and his wife, Margery Todd Lancaster, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and David G. Lancaster of Nashville Tenn.; one daughter, Dr. Doris P. Lancaster and her husband, Major Dr. Kurt Peters of Great Hochham, England; and three grandchildren.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1995

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Hazel Mae Bender LANCASTER (1919-2012)

ADDISON
Hazel Mae (Bender) Lancaster

Hazel Mae (Bender) Lancaster, age 93, of Addison, PA., died Friday, September 7, 2012 in Henry Clay Villa, Markleysburg, Pa. She was born March 22, 1919 in Listonburg, Pa., the daughter of Willis Bender and Rosette (Leslie) Bender. Mae was a member of Trinity Chapel United Methodist Church, Listonburg. Her parents, her husband Grant, and brothers Chester, Donald, George and Carl “Jim”, preceded her in death. She is survived by a daughter, Anna Mae Grove and husband Allen of Fort Hill, Pa., Two grandchildren: Beth Suppock and husband Matt of Pittsburgh. Pa., Terry Grove and wife Kara of Addison, Pa.; and two great grandchildren: Grant Grove and Kate Grove. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at HUMBERT FUNERAL HOME in Confluence, Pa., where a Service will be held on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Gregory Stiver officiating. Interment will follow in Addison Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, September 9, 2012

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Jack 'Johnny' LANCASTER ( -2003)

 Jack "Johnny" Lancaster, 57, of Bentleyville, Pa., and formerly of Fredericktown, Pa., died peacefully on Sunday, August 31, 2003 in his home. He is survived by his wife, Gloria "Jeannie" Redmond Lancaster; children: Jean Lancaster DiLuzio and husband David DiLuzio, Robert "Bobby" Lancaster and wife Marian, John Henry Lancaster and wife Jackie, and Lenny Ray Lancaster and Donna; Grandchildren: Andrew (Lancaster) DiLuzio, Destiny DiLuzio, David DiLuzio, Ross (Pelkey) Beyer, Christopher Golden, Cheyenne Lancaster, Jack Lancaster, John Lancaster Jr., Heather Lancaster, Jordan Lancaster, Sierra Lancaster, Justin Byrd and T'aira Byrd; sisters: Ruth Ada Lancaster Deems and Mary Jane Lancaster VanSickle; several nieces and nephews; and a best friend, Jim Wright. Friends will be received in the Skirpan Funeral Home, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, September 3, until the Service at 11 a.m.


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

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Laura R. LANCASTER (1928-2006)

 Laura R. Lancaster, 77, of Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2006. She was born on April 12, 1928 in Grindstone, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of the late Frank Mickey and Myrtle Willingham. Former member of The Apostolic Gospel Church, Brownsville, Pa.

 She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur G. Lancaster, son, Frank Hoskins, two brothers, Curtis Mickey and Charles Groff. She is survived by five children: Delores Greenwood, of Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa., Harriet Trail and husband, Robert, of Buena Vista, Pa., Thomas Hoskins and wife, Terry, of Sutersville, Pa., Gloria Hoskins, of Balsinger, Fayette County, Pa., Arthur (Boo) Lancaster and wife, Sheila, of Clairton, Pa.; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sister: Helen Rechner, of Confluence, Somerset County, Pa.

 Friends will be received in THE SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street Brownsville, Pa., on Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. and on Friday until 11 a.m. the hour of funeral service with Rev. John Blystone officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, February 23, 2006

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Mabel LANCASTER (1916-1995)

Mabel Lancaster

   Mabel Lancaster, 79, of Edenborn, Pa., died Sunday morning, April 30, 1995, in Berkley Springs, W.Va., while en route home from Virginia, where she had been attending funeral services for her brother, George W. Franklin. She was born Feb. 6, 1916, in Newport News, Va., daughter of the late Charles Franklin and Irene Massey Franklin. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by two sons, Karl and Donald Lancaster. Surviving are her husband, William "Bill" Lancaster, Jr.; four sons, Eugene (Sonny) Lancaster and Alvin Lancaster, both of Edenborn, William (Piggy) Lancaster III and wife, Mary of Madison, Va., and George Lancaster of Rumston, N.J.; one daughter, Yvonne Tomlin and husband, Jasper of Cleveland, Ohio; three sisters, Irene Sandusky and Aileen Chapman, both of New York and Geneva Collins of Caples, W.Va.; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, sisters- in-law, brothers-in-law, cousins, other relatives and friends. Friends will be received in the MURIEL E. LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 E. Main St., Uniontown, Pa., on Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m., and on Friday until 1 p.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Sheridan Lancaster officiating. Interment will follow in the Greendale Cemetery, Masontown, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1995

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Mabel Florence LANCASTER (1901-1976)

LANCASTER, MRS. MABEL FLORENCE—Age 75 years of 222 Thornton Ave., Brownsville, Pa., died Sunday, December 5, 1976 in Brownsville General Hospital after a short illness. She was born September 22, 1901 in Brownsville where she was a lifelong resident. She was employed at the R.S. Goldstein Ladies Fashion Store in Brownsville for 30 years. She was the daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. Leslie Florence, a lifelong member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Brownsville, and a life member of the Elks Oak Leaf Temple, 96 IBPOE of West Brownsville. She was affiliated with many other organizations in the Brownsville area. Surviving is her husband, Charles Lancaster of Brownsville, one sister, Miss Olive Florence, of Brownsville; one brother, DeWayne (Teddy) Florence of Brownsville; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Crabtree of Denver, Col., Mrs. Charles Patterson of Detroit, Mich., one nephew, William Morgan of Boston, Mass., several great nieces, nephews and friends. Friends will be received in the Donal Law, Sr., Funeral Home, 135 Angle St., Brownsville, today from 4 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Brownsville with Rev. William B. Richardson and Rev. Mack Walton of Hiller, Pa., officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Brownsville.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 7, 1976, page 42, column 7

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Margaret LANCASTER ( -1934)

MRS. SAMUEL LANCASTER DIES
AT JACOBS CREEK

   Mrs. Margaret Lancaster, 82 years old, died Thursday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock at her home at Jacobs Creek. She was the widow of Samuel Lancaster. She is survived by two sons and one daughter, G. W. Lancaster of Jacobs Creek, Samuel Lancaster of Connellsville and Mrs. C. M. Vanorsdale of Connellsville. There are three brothers, Samuel Craig of Clarksville, William Craig of Normalville, and one sister, Mrs. James Hover of Vestaburg. The funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the late home. Interment will be made in Hoffman Cemetery.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, July 27, 1934, page 4, column 5

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Park Eugene LANCASTER (1936-2007)

 Park Eugene Lancaster, 71, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Wednesday, December 5, 2007, in his residence. He was born May 31, 1936, in Somerfield, Pa. Preceding him in death were his parents Park Wilbur Lancaster and Dorothy Irene Moyers Lancaster. Park graduated from the Uniontown Senior High School, Class of 1954, received his B.A. Degree from Northern Baptist College and Seminary and graduated from the Moody Bible Institute, of Chicago, Illinois. He served in Christian Service for many years in Wisconsin, Arizona, and Illinois, and later worked in sales. Park was a member of the Abundant Life Church in Little Brownfield, Fayette County, Pa., previously was a member of the Christian Patriots singing group, and sang in the Uniontown Chorale. Park also originated the local National Day of Prayer Breakfast and participated in a community outreach ministry to personal care and nursing homes called Koinonia Outreach. Surviving are two sisters: Geraldine Harford and her husband, Donald, of Uniontown, Pa., and Shirley Foster and her husband, Robert, of Annapolis, Md. Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mount Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Pastor Nicholas J. Cook, officiating. Private interment will be in Shady Grove Cemetery, Brandonville, W.Va. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Blind Association of Fayette County, 48 Bierer Lane, Uniontown, Pa., 15401.


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

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Peter E. LANCASTER ( -1972)

LANCASTER, PETER E.—Age 67 years of Pottstown Street, Dunbar, was dead on arrival at the Connellsville State General Hospital Friday evening, June 23, 1972. He was born in Dunbar August 3, 1904 the son of the late Clyde Lancaster and Mary Elizabeth Hixon Lancaster Lincoln. He was a member of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church of Dunbar, the Junior Order O.U.A.M., Dunbar and he was a retired shovel operator. Surviving are his three sons, Clyde E., William R., and Edward A., all of Dunbar; 2 step brothers, John and Phillip Lincoln, both of Dunbar. Preceding him in death were his wife, Margaret Miller Lancaster, and one brother, Robert Lancaster. Friends will be received in the McIntire Funeral Home, South Pittsburgh Street, Connellsville, today and Sunday from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 12 noon to 2 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. Maybelle Johnston officiating. Internment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park under the direction of Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, June 24, 1972, page 13, column 8

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Raymond 'Boo Boo' LANCASTER (1955-2010)

 Raymond Lancaster, "Boo Boo", age 55, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at his home in Republic, Pennsylvania with his loving family at his side. He was born April 3, 1955 in Brownsville, Pennsylvania the son of William Lancaster and Bernice Crawford Lancaster.

 He was preceded in death by a brother, Leslie in infancy; sisters, Sylvia Herron, Jeanie Nichols; and his parents. Surviving are his wife, Colleen Martin Lancaster; daughters: Nicole Lancaster of Uniontown, Pennsylvania and Raeanna Lancaster at home; grandchildren: Lillian, Jasper and Bella Lucy; three sisters: Theresa Sumey, Martha Lancaster and Cynthia Spillman all of Arkansas and brothers: William Lancaster, Carl Nochese and Shawn Lancaster all of Arkansas and Patrick Lancaster of Colorado.

 Family and Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 2 p.m. in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME INC., 19 Legion Street, Republic, Pa., with his cousin, Joyce Benesh, officiating.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 19, 2010

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Raymond W. 'Bill' LANCASTER (1941-2007)

Raymond W. Lancaster
Connellsville

Raymond W. "Bill" Lancaster, 65, of Connellsville, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at his home. He was born Feb. 12, 1941, in Perryopolis, a son of the late William Lancaster and Bertha Vincent. He was formerly employed at U.S. Steel Christy Park Plan and he also worked for the Connellsville Sewage Department. "Bill" loved gardening and planting flowers. He is survived by his wife, Mary M. Kessler Lancaster; six children, William R. Lancaster and his wife Chrissy of Connellsville, Raymond P. Lancaster and his wife Peggy of Mt. Pleasant, George A. Lancaster and his wife Mary of Connellsville, David R. Lancaster and his wife Glenda of Mt. Pleasant, Mary Jo "Meme" Scott and her husband Dan of Connellsville and Thelma J. Lancaster and her fiancé Adam May of Connellsville; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one brother, John C. Lancaster and two sisters, Betty Colbert of Grindstone and Thelma Wilson and her husband Howard of Leisenring. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Arthur and Terry Lee Lancaster. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Dr. Marvin Watson officiating.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 22, 2007

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Adelia LANDMAN (1876-1980)

LANDMAN, ADELIA,— 104, of the Porachan Personal Care Center, Smock, formerly of Brownsville, died Sept. 19, 1980. She was born May 14, 1876, on a farm in Westmoreland County, the daughter of the late Adam and Matilda Glover Landman. She was a member of the South Brownsville Methodist Church and the Brownsville Golden Age Club. Burial in Johnson Chapel Cemetery, Confluence R.D., PA., under the direction of the J. W. Kisinger Funeral Home, Brownsville.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, September, 1980

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Albert G. LANDMAN ( -2006)

   Albert G. Landman, age 70, of Grindstone, Fayette County, Pa., retired dairy farmer, who graduated in 1955 from the now former Redstone High School, in Republic, Fayette County, Pa., and was born in Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Saturday, June 24, 2006, in Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. He will be missed by his wife of 47 years, Gladys Pollock Landman; children: Larry Landman and his wife, Renee, Lora Lee Liptak and her husband, Thomas, and Lisa Zosky and her husband, William, all of Grindstone, Pa.; and grandchildren: Zachary Landman, Nicholas Landman, Brittany Liptak, Brooke Liptak, Haleigh Zosky and Hannah Zosky. Friends will be received in the Novak Funeral Home, 515 Front Street, Brownsville, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, June 28, until 10:30 a.m.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 26, 2006

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Alex LANDMAN ( -1949)

ALEX LANDMAN

   Alex Landman, 65 years old, died early Sunday morning at his home at Mount Independence of a heart attack. An employee of the Eureka Fire Brick Company, he was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church of Uniontown. Surviving are his widow, Grace, and the following brothers and sisters: Daniel C. Landman, George W. Landman, Edward Landman, Mrs. Rose Tishue, Mrs. Martha Wolford, Mrs. Blanche Martin and Mrs. Levetta Blosser of Lemont Furnace, John H. Landman of Connellsville, Mrs. Elizabeth Jeffries of Waynesburg, Mrs. Sarah Johnson of Uniontown, Mrs. Lillian Cooper of Dunbar and Mrs. Hulda Harvey of Washington, D.C. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the Burhans funeral home at Dunbar. Burial will be made in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, August 16, 1949, page 2, column 3

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Charles R. LANDMAN (1907-1996)

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

   Charles R. Landman, age 88, died April 14, 1996, in Miners Hospital, Spangler, Pa. He was born September 21, 1907. He was the husband of Mary Kitt Landman, sone of Charles and Anna May Brennan Landman, and a brother of Sanford Landman, Julia Landman Helmick, and Minnie Landman McKenzie. Funeral by Jerome Shell Funeral Home, with interment in Masontown Cemetery.


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Carrie Elizabeth LANDMAN (1909-1976)

LANDMAN, CARRIE ELIZABETH— Age 66 years of Lemont Furnace, died Thursday evening, April 1, 1976 in LaFayette Manor. She was born in Greenbrier, Pa. June 5, 1909, a daughter of the late Albert and Sarah Catherine Liston Zebley. Surviving are her husband , Ernest Landman and four daughters: Mrs. Clarence (Nancy) Camp of Lemont Furnace R.D.1; Mrs. Fred (Dolly) Pounds of Vanderbilt; Mrs. John (Betty) McKnight of Uniontown R.D.1; Mrs. Gerald(Ruth) Hall of Dunbar; four sons: Ernest, Melvin, Delmus, all of Lemont Furnace and Jerry of Connellsville; 31 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs. Edith Martin of Lemont Furnace and Mrs. Ida bell Hatfield of Dunbar; six brothers: Albert Zebley and Ralph Zebley, both of Lemont Furnace; Willard Zebley and George Zebley, both of Mount Braddock; Arnold Zebley and Dale Zebley, both of Dunbar. Friends are being received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until 1 p.m. Sunday, the hour of services, with Rev. Leonard Skelton officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery.


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

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Daisy LaBelle Adenhart LANDMAN (1926-2011)

   Daisy LaBelle Adenhart Landman, 84, of Uniontown, PA, died Monday, January 17, 2011 in Generations Elder Care. She was born July 4, 1926 in Mt. Braddock, PA, daughter of the late James Henry Adenhart and the late Elizabeth Coleman Adenhart. She was a homemaker, attended Cove Run Free Methodist Church, was an avid Bingo player, loved to sing gospel songs and helped returning servicemen through the Civil Service. Surviving are sons, Kerry Lee Adenhart (Linda), Normalville, Harry J. Landman, Jr. (Joyce), Brownsville, Mark H. Landman (Linda-Deceased), Mt. Independence; daughters, Bonnie Adenhart Horn (Daniel), Burleson, TX, Deborah Hough (Howard), Lemont Furnace, Lou Ann McClelland (Charles), Uniontown, Pamela Stark (Jackson), Hopwood, Jill Gardner (Larrey-Deceased), Mt. Independence, and Kathy Gardner (Joseph), Uniontown; sister, Bessie I. Wolfe (David Ray), Mt. Braddock; brother, James Adenhart (Miranda), Mt. Braddock; 22 grandchildren, Tammy, Terry and Stephen Adenhart, Jay, Tiffany, David, Jessica, Chad and Mark Landman, Dawn, Barbara and Danielle Horn, Junior and Sherry Hough, Mary Rose and Charles, McClelland, Lori, Jack, Robert and Melissa Stark, Larrey and Lisa Gardner; 47 great-grandchildren, two great-great- grandchildren, special niece and nephew, Stacy and Jimmy Adenhart, several other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry J. Landman, Sr., sister, Elizabeth Mae Crawford and grandson, Kerry Adenhart, Jr. The family would like to thank all the extended family from Generations Elder Care for all the special care they gave to Momma. Friends will be received 7-9 p.m., today and 12-9 p.m., Thursday, in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, PA., with additional visitation Friday from 10-11 a.m. in Cove Run Free Methodist Church, Lemont Furnace, followed by Services at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul Eckenrode officiating. Interment will follow in the Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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Dorothy Francis Seese-LANDMAN (1915-2008)

   Dorothy Francis Seese-Landman, 93, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at the Golden Living Center, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. She was born in Star Junction, Fayette County, Pa., Jan 17, 1915, the only child of the late Bruce and Edith Cunningham. She was Protestant by faith. Dorothy was a graduate of Connellsville High School, Class of 1933, and worked on the reunion committee for many years. During World War II, she was a Civil Service employee at the 805th Specialized Supply Depot at the Connellsville Airport, where she packed and shipped gunnery materials for the war effort. After the war, Dorothy worked for Thrift Drug, and then for the Department of Health and Welfare WIC program. She was a member of the Connellsville Historical Society, and volunteered many hours of her time to help in the upkeep of Crawford's Cabin on the West Side. She was also a volunteer election worker. Dorothy is survived by her sister-in-law, Betty Seese; son Fredrick Seese and his wife, Sherry; two grandchildren, Gregory Seese, of Fayetteville, N.C., and Brian Seese, of Butler, Butler County, Pa., and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Seese, and her second husband, Ralph Landman. At Dorothy's requests, there will be no public viewing.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 27, 2008

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Eleanor Estella Wilson LANDMAN (1919-2001)

   Eleanor Estella Wilson Landman, age 81, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at her home in Mt. Independence. She was born, May 1, 1919 at Confluence, Pa. She was the daughter of Robert William and Rachel Reckner Wilson and the mother of Nancy Lee Landman Maust, Donald Delmar Landman, and Patricia L. Landman Payne.


©The Herald Standard 2001, Uniontown, PA, March, 2001

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Evelyn Gettemy LANDMAN Stone  (1917-2011)

Evelyn Landman
Mt. Independence

Evelyn (Gettemy) Landman, 94, of Mt. Independence, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 28, 2011. She resided with her youngest daughter, Marion, her loving and dedicated caregiver for the past 10 years. She was born March 3, 1917, in the mountains of Dunbar Township, the sixth child of the late Samuel Morris and Louella Mae Coleman Gettemy. Evelyn completed her eighth grade education at the Gettemy School, the property near her beloved childhood home which had been donated for the use of a public school by her grandfather, Silas Gettemy, in 1888. She attended Dunbar Township High School and before marriage worked as a housekeeper for various families in Connellsville and also worked as a clerk for several firms in Uniontown. Following her marriage, she became a full-time homemaker and devoted the remainder of her life to her family. Much of her time was spent in the kitchen cooking, baking and canning. Those who were fortunate enough to experience her home-cooked meals, Saturday morning buckwheat breakfasts or incredible family Sunday dinners are sure to have fond memories. She joined the Cove Run Free Methodist Church in 1950 and was currently the oldest member. For many years she taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School classes and assisted with the children's programs. She never had any formal musical training, but enjoyed playing many old-time hymns on the organ "by ear." There was never a greater example of a selfless life so well lived and she maintained her trademark smile to the very last days of her life. She was predeceased by the love of her life, her husband of 60 years, Wendell D. Landman, on April 18, 1999. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Preceding her in death were her siblings and spouses, Grace Gettemy (who died in infancy), Bertha (James) Scott, Elizabeth (Arthur) Scott, Minnie (James) Smithley, Catherine (Enoch) Zebley, Mary Belle (Paul) Zebley, George (Genevieve) Gettemy and Mildred (Arthur) Jacobs; brothers- and sisters-in-law from the Landman family (who were just the same as brothers and sisters to Evelyn), Zelda (Carl) Goodwin, Donald (Eleanor) Landman, Violet (Charles) Coleman, Robert Landman (wife, Jean, survives), Evelyn Rosenberger (husband, Ray, survives), and Ruby Fields (husband, Edgar, survives); and a grandson-in-law, Earl "Stretch" Swaney III. Evelyn is survived by two daughters, Shirley (Walter) Matthews and Marion (Joe) Jurczak, both of Mt. Independence; three sons, Wendell Robert "Red" (Joyce) Landman, Raymond Edward (Faye) Landman and Ronald Tracy (Kandy) Landman, all of Mt. Independence; 13 grandchildren, Wendell R. (Sherri McGrath) Landman Jr., Pamela Y. (Rick) Beal, James V. Matthews, Gerald D. (Glenda) Matthews, Wayne E. Landman, Myra Y. (J.J. Flowers) Swaney, Kenneth R. (Amy) Landman, Michele Y. (Carl) Chipps, Debra L. (Quintin) Simpson, Jerry J. (Mindy) Kessler Jr., Ronald T. (Kelly) Landman Jr., Bert V. Kessler Sr. and Daniel R. (Chau Le) Kessler Sr.; 24 great-grandchildren, Anthony R. (Heather VanSickle) Landman, Natasha (Kaitlin Kotzbauer) Swaney, Carl D. (Nicole Hoover) Chipps Jr., Ryan M. (Susanna) Chipps, Richard A. Beal Jr., Joshua B. Landman, Brooke L. DeAngelo, Brandon E. Chipps, Eric A. Beal, Joshua D. Matthews, Ashley M. Kessler, Christopher J. Matthews, Quintin L. Simpson Jr., Chelsea Landman, Chance Landman, Elijah F. Kessler, Earl Swaney IV, Kate Lynn Kessler, Bert V. Kessler Jr., Caleb A. Matthews, Kristen L. Kessler, Daniel R. Kessler Jr., Cameryn L. Simpson and Alex C. Kessler; a great-great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Grace Landman; a foster grandson, Jason (Dawn) Scarlett; many nieces and nephews, all of whom were special to her; and countless dear friends. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., 603 N. Gallatin Ave. Ext., Uniontown. There will be additional viewing from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the hour of service at 11 a.m. in Cove Run Free Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul Eckenrode and the Rev. E.W. Cowsert co- officiating. Interment will follow in Cove Run Cemetery. Your personal written tributes and memories are welcomed and encouraged at www.hakyfuneralhome.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, May 2, 2011

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Evor Vincent LANDMAN ( -1917)

HE WAS KILLED IN A SERVICE STATION ACCIDENT AT AGE 6 OR 7

   The funeral of Evor Vincent Landman occurred Thursday afternoon at 2:30, with the Rev. Father Pitney of Fairchance, officiating. The funeral was private with interment at the Percy cemetery. Evor was but seven years of age and the circumstances of his untimely death are particularly pathetic. He had been playing with a few boy companions on Sunday, October 14 around the Freedom gasoline station at Continental No.1 near where he lived. The gasoline service supply wagon was outside the building, and in some manner the boy must have turned a pet-cock of the wagon or in some way saturated his clothing with the volatile fluid. His aunt, Mrs. William Landman of South Mt. Vernon avenue, was watching him at play. He disappeared around the corner of the building with the other boys and in a few minutes his piercing screams were heard. A second later he dashed around the building, his clothing a mass of flames. Mrs. Landman rushed to him and endeavored to stifle the flames. After being herself severely burned on the hands and face she was able to do this. But the boy had been so badly burned that his death on Tuesday morning at 9:35 was a merciful end to his sufferings. Surviving him are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Landman, and one little sister, Loretta Landman.

Note from contributor:
   Died–Tuesday, October 16, 1917


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Henry F LANDMAN ( -1941)

Henry F. Landman, 83 years old, died at 10 o'clock Sunday night at the home of his son, Edward at Mt. Independence, following an illness of four years. A son of the late John and Martha Sullivan Landman he was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and four sisters and his wife Mary Ellen Zebley Landman.

Surviving children are John, Whisett, Mrs. Elizabeth Jeffries of Waynesburg, Mrs. Huld Harvey of Filbert, Mrs. Lillian Cooper of Dunbar, William of Bethelboro, Mrs. Marth Wolford, Mrs. Betty Blosser, Mrs. Rose Tissue, Chancey, Edward, and Alexander all of Mt. Independence, Mrs Sarah Johnson of Uniontown and Mrs. Blanche Martin of Youngstown.

The funeral will be Wednesday afternoon with a brief service at the home of Edward Landman at 1:30 o'clock and full rites at the Percy Methodist Church. Interment in Percy Methodist Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January 20, 1941, page 6, column 5

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James Wilbur LANDMAN (1994-2006)

James Wilbur Landman

James Wilbur Landman, age 12, of Lemont Furnace, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, died Thursday, June 22, 2006, in Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. He was born February 6, 1994, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, son of Terri Ann Landman. James was a student and a member of Cove Run Free Methodist Church.

"Jay" was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Earl and Helen Landman, great-grandmother, Betty Piper, great-uncle, Jim Landman, and two cousins, D. D. Landman and Shawn Durst. He is survived by his mother, Terri Ann Landman, of Lemont Furnace; brother, Tommy Landman; stepfather, Harry Hixson, of Lemont Furnace; maternal grandparents, Wilbur "Webb" and Patricia Landman; uncles: Earl and his wife, Angie, Wilbur "Red" and his wife, Karen, Tom and his wife, Lynn, and Jerry and his wife, Danielle; aunt, Cindy Landman; great-grandfather, Earl Piper; great-uncles: Bob Landman, Roger Landman, and Dan Piper; several other aunts, uncles, great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins; special friends: Jimmy Nickman, Edward Nickman, Glenn Wilson and family, George Bodnar and Jay Grubbs; and numerous other friends.

JAY LOVED ALL OF YOU!!!!!

Family will receive friends in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, June 26, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, June 27, in the COVE RUN FREE METHODIST CHURCH, 345 Yauger Hollow Road, Lemont Furnace, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Services will begin at 11 a.m. with Pastor Roger Yeager and Pastor Kenneth Walls officiating. Interment will follow in Percy Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, June 25, 2006

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Jamie LANDMAN (2010-2010)

Jessica LANDMAN (2010-2010)

Jamie and Jessica Landman
Mt. Braddock

Jamie Nichole and Jessica Lynn Landman, newborns, of Mt. Braddock, died Monday, June 28, 2010, in Magee Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh. They were the daughters of Johnathon Robert and Paige (Overly) Landman; also survived by paternal grandparents, John and Michelle (Bell) Landman, Diana Landman and Tom Hall; maternal grandparents, Gilbert and Bobbi Brooks; great-grandparents, John and Lorraine Landman, Karen Overly and Harold Hyatt; great-great-grandparents, Cynthia Overly, Alice Collins, Angelo and Eleanor Alesantrino; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Lee Maley.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, July 1, 2010

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Lee LANDMAN ( -1914)

Body of Lee Landman; age 65 found in a hut near Addison

   Intense excitement reigns here since the body of Lee Landman, 65 years old and a respected recluse of the vicinity, was found Sunday at his cabin here with a bad scalp wound and evidence of some powerful drugs having been used. Just prior to the discovery of the body, a man thought to have been responsible for the brutal murder of Louis Neil, two years ago, was seen near the Landman home and there is every suspicion that the same murderer is responsible for both deaths. Landman, who lived alone in a little house on the Robert Kurtz farm was in town Saturday afternoon making household purchases at the Ross store. He seemed in the best of spirits and talked freely, especially to the barber who shaved him. At that time it was known he had very little money, less than ten dollars on his person. Sunday morning, when Mr. Kurtz noticed the old man had not appeared he walked over to the house to investigate, finding the door wide open, he entered the house and discovered the body of Landman lying on the bed. There was a bad wound across his forehead, but investigation disclosed that the body was badly discolored and it is believed that he was drugged before being struck by his assailant. All of the household supplies that he had purchased Saturday, nothing remained but a package of fly paper. While the body had been robbed of what little money the man had, the coroner was notified and an autopsy will be made today. The Neil murder which occurred about two years ago, under similar circumstances, was thought to have inspired by robbery, the suspect having been thought to have gotten away with about $1,500. As he disappeared when Neil's body was found and was never apprehended, that murder took its place as one of the unsolved mysteries of the region. Witnesses have been found who declare that the man suspected of the Neil murder was seen in Addison on Sunday morning. A systematic search is being made for him now.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, August 31, 1914

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Leslie LANDMAN (1900-1901)

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

Leslie Landman

White, male, 15 months old
   Cause of death–Croup
   Born–August 1900, Mt. Braddock
   Died–November 3, 1901, Revere
   Buried–Percy Cemetery
   Father–William Landman
   Mother–Maud Landman


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 138, line 63

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Mary A. LANDMAN (1886-1967)

MRS. MARY A. LANDMAN

Mrs. Mary A. Landman, 81, of Ferguson Road, Dunbar, died this morning in Connellsville State General Hospital. She was born June 10, 1886, England, a daughter of the late Michael and Rosie O'Roarke Conroy. She was a member of the altar society of St. Aloysius R. C. Church. Surviving are a son, Elmer at home; two daughters, Mrs. Irwin (Sally) Martin and Mrs. Jesse (Ruth) Cole of Dunbar; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a brother William Conroy of Carmichaels. Her husband, Thomas, died December 19, 1965. The body was taken to the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, February 2, 1967

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Mary Ellen LANDMAN ( -1937)

Mrs. Mary Ellen Landman, 78 years 11 months and 16 days old, wife of Henry Landman, died at 9:15 a.m. Sunday morning, in her home at Mt. Independance. A widley known resident of that district and formerly an active member of the Mt. Braddock Methodist Protestant Church. Mrs. Landman had been ill with complications. In addition to her husband she is survived by the following children: Mrs. Rose Tissue, Alex Landman, and Mrs. Loscett Blosseer, Mt.Independance; Mrs Elizabeth Jefferies, Waynesburg; Mrs. Sarah Johnson, Uniontown; Mrs. Blanche Warren, Youngstown; D.C. Landman, Lemont; William Landman, Mt.Braddock, Mrs.Lillian Cooper, Dunbar; Mrs. Hulda Harvery, Filbert; and J.H. Landman, Whitsett. There are 67 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and two sisters; Mrs. Reuben Matthews of Mt. Braddock and Mrs Thomas Bryner. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at the late home at 1:30 o'clock followed by full rites at the Percy Methodist Protestant Church at 2 o'clock. Rev William King, pastor, officiating. Internment in Percy cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, February 1, 1937, page 7, column 7

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Melissa Sue Salisbury LANDMAN (1981-2006)

   Melissa Sue Salisbury Landman, 25, of Lake Lynn, Fayette County, Pa., died suddenly, Tuesday, May 23, 2006, the result of an automobile accident in Carmichaels, Greene County, Pa. Born April 13, 1981, in Morgantown, W. Va., she was a daughter of Helen Sue Donaldson Hall, of Lake Lynn, and the late Bobby Salisbury. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her step-father, Ben Hall; two children: Bobby Caige and Lindsay Raquel Salisbury; her fiancé, Donnie Smitley; three brothers: Cody and Bobby Salisbury, and Earl Landman; two stepbrothers: Michael and Chad Hall; a step- sister, Misty Johnson; her maternal grandfather, Richard Donaldson, of Dilliner, Fayette County, Pa., and a number of loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was predeceased by her sister, Shantel Salisbury. Friends will be received in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, Fayette County, Pa., Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m., in the Mountain View Cemetery, Stewartstown, W.Va., (across from Forks-of Cheat Baptist Church), with Joseph Condoluci, Minister, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered to the family at 501 Morgantown Street, Point Marion, Pa., 15474.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 26, 2006

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Nettie LANDMAN (1858-1904)

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

Nettie Landman

White, female, 46 years old, married
   Cause of death–Consumption
   Born–1858 at Somerset, Pa
   Died–February 21, 1904
   Buried–Percy Cemetery


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 142, line 171

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Robert Herald LANDMAN (1924-2010)

   Robert Harold "Bob" Landman of Yauger Hollow, Lemont Furnace, after a long struggle with cancer, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 11, 2010. His last moments were at home with his loving wife and family surrounding him. Bob was born in his home in Yauger Hollow, Fayette County, Pennsylvania on June 14, 1924. He served in the United States Navy in World War II as a Combat Veteran on the air craft carrier the U.S.S. Cabot. He worked his entire career for United States Steel as a mechanic, electrician, and maintenance foreman. He was a member of Cove Run Free Methodist Church where he served as the Chairperson of the Trustees and twenty-year Sunday School Superintendent. Bob was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. No man loved the United States as much or was as patriotic as he! He was an avid baseball fan and always cheered for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Laurel Highlands Mustangs. He loved to travel across the United States and loved to go hunting. He loved his country, his church, his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren; and most of all, His Savior -- Jesus.

   Bob is survived by his wife Jean (Phillips) Landman of almost sixty- four years (they were married June 27, 1946) and three children, Tom Landman (Susann) of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Monteen Barnhart (Tom) of Hopwood, Pennsylvania and Randy Landman (Dawn) of North Charleroi, Pennsylvania. There are seven grandchildren, Michelle Davis (Corey), Lee Landman, Tom Barnhart III (Amanda), David Landman, Mollie Landman, Malorie Landman and Mylie Landman. There are also two great grandchildren: Reegan Davis and Tom Barnhart IV.

   Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Chance and Bertha Mae (Yauger) Landman. All six of his sisters and brothers are deceased: Zelda Goodwin (Carl), Wendel Landman (wife Evelyn survives), Donald Landman (Eleanor), Violet Coleman (Boots), Evelyn Rosenberger (husband Ray survives), and Ruby Fields (husband Edgar survives). In addition, he has numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

   Bob will be viewed at the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Pennsylvania today (Sunday, June 13) and Monday, June 14, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. There will be additional viewing at COVE RUN FREE METHODIST CHURCH on Tuesday, June 15, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. where Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Services will be under the direction of the deceased's son, Pastor Randy Landman, of Grace United Methodist Church with assistance from Rev. Eugene Cowsert, Rev. Paul Eckenrode and Rev. Roger Yeager. A "Special Thank You" to Albert Gallatin Hospice, Dr. Hartley and Dr. Perachi.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, June 12, 2010

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Roger Dell LANDMAN (1948-2008)

   Roger Dell Landman, 60, of Mt. Independence, Fayette County, Pa., went to be with his Lord on Sunday, November 2, 2008, at his home. He was born May 8, 1948, in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., son of the late Earl Landman and the late Helen Shreck Landman. He was married to Judith Ann Walters Landman for 30 years, a truck driver, member of Cove Run Free Methodist Church, graduated from North Union High School, in Fayette County, Pa., and was an avid hunter, who enjoyed pheasant hunting He is survived by his children: Roger Landman, Jr., and wife, Amy, of Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa., Rick Landman and wife, Karen, of Lemont Furnace, Fayette County, Pa., Debbie Landman, of Mt. Pleasant, Jim Durst and wife, Stacey, of Connellsville; grandchildren: Shayla Landman, Reana Landman, Brielle Landman, Mark Bucci, Jr., and Katie Durst; brothers and sisters: Wilbur "Wib" Landman and wife, Patty, of Mt. Independence, Bob Landman and fiancée, Loretta Wingrove, of West Leisenring, Fayette County, Pa., Delores Skovich-Newberry, of Ohio, Illene Jellick and husband, Bill, of Mt. Braddock, Fayette County, Pa., Maxine Thomas and fiancé, Kenny, of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., Emma Jean Jordan and husband, Bill, of Mt. Braddock, Sandy Matthews and husband, Roy, of Mt. Independence; sisters-in-law, Lola Sterling and husband, Gilbert, of Brilliant, Ohio, Debbie Jellick and husband, Matt, of Masontown, Fayette County, Pa.; brother-in- law, David Walters and wife, Darlene, of Masontown; special nephew, Dale Allen Conner; close friend, Glenn Bryner; best friend, Cindy Samples. Preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Shawn Durst, sister, Ruby Helen Landman, brother, James Landman, brothers-in-law, Carl Skovich and Clyde Thomas, sister-in-law, Kimberly Connor, and nephew, Jay Landman. Visitation will be held in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Pa., 7-9 p.m., today, November 4, 2008, and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, with additional visitation 10-11 a.m. Thursday, November 6, 2008, in the Cove Run Free Methodist Church, Lemont Furnace, Fayette County, Pa. Services in the Cove Run Free Methodist Church, Thursday, November 6, 2008, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Roger Yeager. Interment will be held in the Percy Cemetery, Mt. Independence.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 4, 2008

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Sanford LANDMAN (1850-1900)

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

Sanford Landman

White, male, 54 years old, married
   Cause of death–Consumption
   Born–October 5, 1850, Fayette County
   Died–October 6, 1900, Percy
   Buried–Percy Cemetery
   Spouse–Genettie Landman


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 137, line 26

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Willard Eugene LANDMAN ( -1940)

W. E. LANDMAN

   William Eugene Landman, eight months old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Landman of Mount Independence, died at 10:45 o’clock Sunday night at Uniontown Hospital. The parents and these brothers and sisters survive: Sarah Naomi, Dolly Mae, Ernest Ellis and Betty Ellen, all at home. A brief funeral service will be held at the home of the grandmother, Mrs. Ellen Landman, at Mount Independence, at 1:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon with full rites at the Cove Run Free Methodist Church at 2 o’clock. Rev. E. A. Gilmore, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Cove Run Cemetery in charge of Funeral Director James T. Burhans of Dunbar.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 21, 1940, page 6, column 7

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Claire Hardwick LANE (1924-1995)

Claire Lane

   Claire Hardwick Lane, 71, of Uniontown, died in the Uniontown Hospital on Monday, Nov. 20, 1995. She was born in Brownsville on October 21, 1924, a daughter of the late Audley and Florence Knight Hardwick. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lane on Jan. 5, 1982; one brother, Bud Hardwick; and two sisters, Jeanne Eisley and Rhea Ray. She was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church of Brownsville and retired from telemarketing with American Express. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Herb (Deborah) Miller of Uniontown, Mrs. Richard (Nancy) Chapman of Springfield Va., and Mrs. Brian (Claire) Fugit of Tempe, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Cory, Justa, Jared, Aaron and Ryan; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Friday, Nov. 24, 1995, in ST. PETER'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH of Uniontown, where Mrs. Lane will lie in state from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Pastor C. Bradley Wilson officiating. The family requests that contributions be offered to the Brownsville Library.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1995

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George H. LANE ( -1891)

FAYETTE COUNTY FACTS

Put Into Terse Paragraphs for the Information
Of Our Many Readers

   George H. Lane of Chicago blew out his brains last week for some unknown reason. His wife was a Brownsville girl, Miss Jessie Holmes, and the remains were taken there for interment.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, December 18, 1891, page 8, column 3, para. 6

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Doris LANG ( -2007)

Doris Lang
Roscoe

Doris Lang, 60, of Roscoe, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007. Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the ELEY-McCRORY FUNERAL HOME INC., 334 Main St., Fayette City (724-326- 5621). A complete obituary and funeral service information will be announced in Tuesday's edition. www.eleymccroryfuneralhome.com


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 1, 2007

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George Jerome 'Jerry' LANG (1935-2005)

   George Jerome (Jerry) Lang, 70, of Winthrop Harbor, Ill., formerly of Uniontown, Pa., passed away in his home with his family by his side on Oct. 19, 2005. Jerome was born on Oct. 18, 1935, in Uniontown, Pa. He retired from U.S. Steel. His parents, James P. (Pete) and Anna M. Lang and a son, Danny Lang preceded him in death. Viewing was private. MARSH FUNERAL HOME, 1521 Washington St., Waukegan, Ill., was in charge of funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN. 38105.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, October 28, 2005

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Jefferson Finley LANG ( -2011)

   Minister Jefferson Finley Lang, age 49, of McClelland-town, Pa., departed this life on February 26, 2011 in the Uniontown Hospital due to lengthy illness. Minister Lang was a High School graduate. He worked for the Lantz Funeral Home for more than 20 years. He was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church Leckrone, Pa., where he was licensed to preach God's words on November 13, 2010. Minister Lang also belonged to several choirs throughout the area. He was predeceased by his parents, Jefferson F. Lang, Sr. and Caroline Lang, his stepson, Jerret (Bubba) Dotson, and father-in-law, Deacon Henry Dotson. He leaves to cherish his memory are his devoted wife, Carmelita Lang; children: Chris Scheller, Javaun Lang, Rashad Craig, Jane't Robinson, Danielle Suggs, Richard McGee and Patience Dotson; mother-in-law, Veneda J. Dotson; uncle, Charles Davis (June); aunts: June Thomas, Dorothy Jones, Clara Dennis (Westley) and Elizabeth Hooper (Jim); five grandchildren and a host of cousins, relatives and friends. Friends will be received in the MOUNT ROSE BAPTIST CHURCH, 9 Martin Luther King Way, Uniontown, Pa. on Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the hour of service. Interment will follow in the Edenborn Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the LANTZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 297 E. Main St., Uniontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Friday, March 4, 2011

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Margaret LANG (1875-1893)

Margaret Lang

White, female, 18 years old
   Cause of death–Brain Trouble
   Born–1875, Fayette Co, Pa
   Died–January 15, 1893, Fayette Co, Pa
   Buried–Dunbar
   Father–Robert
   Mother–Margaret


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 92

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Margaret McKenna LANG (1887-1937)

Margaret McKenna Lang

White, female, 50 years old, married, Masontown, Pa
   Cause of death–Pneumonia
   Born–1887
   Died–December 19, 1937
   Father–Peter McKenna
   Mother–Janett (Hector) McKenna
   Spouse–James Lang
   Children–Harold, Julian, John, Janett, Hugh, and Ruth


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 22


MARGARET McK. LANG

   Mrs. Margaret McKenna Lang, aged 50, wife of James Lang, died at 5 o’clock Sunday evening, December 19, 1937, at the family home in Masontown after an illness of pneumonia. She was the daughter of Peter and Janett Hector McKenna, of Ireland, both deceased. In addition to her husband, she is survived by the following children, James, Jr., of Continental No. 2; Mrs. Harold Julian, Lake Forest, Ill.; Robert, of Waukeegan, Ill.; John, of the Hawaiian Islands, and Janett, Hugh and Ruth, all at home. She also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Mary Yorty, of Millsboro; Mrs. Janett Young, California, Pa., and Mrs. Fred Harris, West Alexander. Plans for the funeral services to be held in Millsboro are not yet completed. The body was removed to the H. A. Johnston funeral home in Masontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 20, 1937, page 11, column 2

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Nola Mink LANG ( -2007)

   Nola C. Mink Lang of Perryopolis, Fayette County, Pa, passed away, Saturday, May 5, 2007. She was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. Nola was the daughter of William Mink and Bertha Powell Mink. Nola was retired after 15 years from Laurel House Inc., Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. She was a volunteer for the Adult Learning Center and was a Counselor at the Health Center in Uniontown. Nola was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Betty and Ethel, and one brother, William Mink. She is survived by her husband, James R. Lang; two daughters, Mary Jo Girod and her husband, Jeffrey, and Cindy Tony and her husband, Michael, and grandchildren, Matthew Girod, Anna Mary Girod and Michael Tony, all of Uniontown, Pa.; and three brothers: Artie Mink, Howard Mink, and Reese Mink. A Memorial Service will be held at a later time. Arrangements are under the direction of the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 106 East Independence Street, Perryopolis, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics of Fayette County, Uniontown, Pa., 15401.


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

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Patricia Clay LANG (1937-2005)

   Patricia L. (Clay) Lang, age 68, of Uniontown, Pa., died Saturday, May 14, 2005, in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born on April 3, 1937, in Continental 2 (Uniontown), Pa., a daughter of the now late Andrew Clay and Margaret (Teresik) Clay. Patricia was a member of Saint Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church, Uniontown. She was a retired Administrative Secretary for the now former Fairchance- Georges School District. Over her lifetime she was a member of many organizations. Surviving are her brother, Stephen M. Clay and his wife, Kathleen, of Smock, Pa. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC. AT SYLVAN HEIGHTS CEMETERY, A Dignity Memorial Provider, 603 North Gallatin Avenue Extension, Uniontown, Pa., today from 5 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, May 18, 2005, until 10:00 a.m., when a Blessing Service will be held, in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Fr. Micah E. Kozoil officiating. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Interment will follow in Mount Saint Macrina Cemetery, Uniontown. It was her wish and her family's request that all memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, be made to the American Cancer Society. Parish Wake Service will be held in the funeral home today at 5:30 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, May 17, 2005

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Robert LANG (1839-1915)

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

ROBERT LANG DIES
Was For Many Years in Charge of Coke Region Mines

   Robert Lang, 76 years old, resident of Connellsville for a number of years, and well known throughout Fayette county, died shortly after noon Tuesday at the home of a son, Thomas A. Lang on Shupe Street, Mount Pleasant, following a lingering illness of a complication of diseases. Mr. Lang was born near Glasgow, Scotland, September 27, 1839, and came to this country in 1863 locating on the Monongahela river in Western Pennsylvania where for a number of years he was engaged in mining. In 1868 he was employed in mining ore for W. D. Wood Company in Wharton township and in the following year located at Dunbar where he had charge of the ore mines for Dunbar Furnace Company. From Dunbar he went to Percy where for a short period he engaged in coal mining. From Percy he went to Lemont and was engaged there in mining for eight years after which he returned to Dunbar, about 1884 and became superintendent of the Ferguson and Hill Farm mines and the limestone mines until September 1, 1897 when after a long and useful life in active business he retired.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, July 29, 1915, page 2, column 1

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Charles W. LANGE ( -1996)

Charges W. Lange

   Charles W. Lange, age 79, of Carnegie, died Thursday, May 16, 1996. He was the son of the late Andrew and Anna (Fruecht) Lange; brother of Anna Zewe of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Robert (Gertrude) Kimla of Youngstown, Ohio, Margaret Dudish of Scottdale, Pa., Mildred Terpack of Hephzelbah, Ga., and the late Elizabeth, John, Andrew and Joseph Lange. Mr. Lange was retired from Champion International Corporation. Funeral arrangements by BRADWELL & NIRELLA FUNERAL HOME, Chartiers Ave., at Mansfield Blvd., Carnegie. Mass of Christian Burial today at St. Luke Church of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Carnegie, at 10 a.m.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, May, 1996

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Bertha E. Hughes LANGLEY (1915-2006)

Bertha E. "Betty" Langley, 90, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2006, in her home with her family by her side. She was born October 27, 1915, in Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of the late Lee and Ida Mae Conn Hughes.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Esther Moore. Betty was a member of Great Bethel Baptist Church, in Uniontown, Menallen Grange 1091, Margaret E. Craven, 42 of Pa., and Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem.

She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Darlton H. Langley, of Uniontown; two children: Ronald Langley and his wife, Joycelyn, and Olinda Beatty and her husband, David, all of Uniontown; two grandchildren: Susan Klatt and her husband, Ronald, and Clinton Langley and his wife, Deborah; and six great-grandchildren: Erik, Paul and Evan Klatt, and Caroline, Garrett and Juliette Langley.

Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Fayette County, Pa., Friday, September 29, 2006, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, September 30, 2006, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service, with Pastor Greg Cooper, officiating. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum at LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Great Bethel Baptist Church or Menallen Grange 1091. Menallen Grange 1091 will conduct services in the funeral home Friday evening at 7 p.m.


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

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Darlton LANGLEY (1914-2008)

Darlton H. Langley, 93, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Monday, March 31, 2008, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born August 27, 1914, in Menallen Township, Fayette County, Pa., son of the late Albert E. Langley and Susie Mosser Langley.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha E. (Betty) Hughes Langley, a brother, John (J.S.) Langley, and a sister, Wilda Jane Dils.

Darlton was a member of the Great Bethel Baptist Church, of Uniontown. He was retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, where he served as maintenance manager, and he was also a dairy farmer, a member of Laurel Lodge No. 651 F&AM, Uniontown, where he was past master and member of Menallen Grange No. 1091. He was a past president of the Fayette County Agricultural Improvement Association and board member of the Fayette County Farm Bureau and American Red Cross.  

He is survived by a son, Ronald Langley and wife, Joycelyn; a daughter, Olinda Beatty and husband, David, all of Uniontown; a granddaughter, Susan Klatt and husband, Ronald; a grandson, Clinton Langley and wife, Debbie; six great-grandchildren: Erik, Paul, and Evan Klatt, and Caroline, Garrett, and Juliette Langley; and two sisters: Charlotte Gleason, of Columbus, Ohio, and Erla Sue Peterson, of Raleigh, North Carolina.  

Friends will be received in DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Fayette County, Pa., on Thursday, April 3, 2008, from 2 to 9 p.m., and on Friday, April 4, 2008, until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Greg Cooper, officiating. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum at LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa.  

Menallen Grange No. 1091 will conduct services in the Funeral Home on Thursday at 4 p.m. The Masonic Services will be conducted by Laurel Lodge No. 651 F&AM, on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., in the Funeral Home.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, April 2, 2008

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Martha R. LANGLEY (1909-1997)

Martha R. Langley

   Martha R. Langley, 87, of Uniontown, Pa., died Monday, May 5, 1997, in Lafayette Manor of Uniontown. She was born June 14, 1909, in Palmer, Pa., daughter of the late John and Ann Warman Lytle. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Bert Langley. Surviving are several sisters and brothers. There will be no public visitation. Interment will be private in Tustin, Calif. Arrangements are under the direction of the GOLDSBORO-TOMI FUNERAL HOME, 21 East Church St., Fairchance, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1997

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Susie M. LANGLEY (1895-1988)

Susie M. Langley - Age 93 years of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Sunday, Feruary 28, 1988, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born Feb. 20, 1895, in Wharton Township, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of the late William H. and Odessa Wilson Mosser.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert K.; a son, John; and a daughter, Wilda Jane Dils. She was a member of the Trinity United Presbyterian Church, a lifelong member of Menallen Grange No. 1091, a member of the Pomona Grange No. 49, State and National Grange and held the office of Ceres of the State Grange, and was a member of the Margaret E. Caven White Shrine No. 42.

She is survived by the following children; Darlton H., of Langley Road, Uniontown, Mrs. Edward (Charlotte) Gleason, of Columbus, Ohio, and Erla Sue Peterson, of Harrells, N.C.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Charlotte Collier, of Smithfield, Pa.

Friends will be received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem, Pa., today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm. and until 1 p.m. Tuesday, the hour of service, with her pastor, Dr. John K. Sharp, assisted by her grandson, Rev. Jay Homer Langley, officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill. Menallen Grange No. 1091 will conduct services today at 7:30 p.m.. Margaret E. Caven White Shrine No. 42 will conduct services today at 8 p.m.


Taken from a private collection. Newspaper name and date unknown

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Janet Grace LANHAM (1938-2010)

   Janet Grace Lanham, age 72, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania passed away and went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, December 4, 2010. She was born on Monday, September 12, 1938 in Everson Pennsylvania the daughter of Franklin Ray Harshman and Hazel Clara Robaugh Harshman. She was a member of the Point Marion Apostolic Church. Janet was employed at Central Produce in Uniontown for many years until her retirement.

   She was predeceased by her parents; her brother, James Harshman; a niece, Crystal Klink and a brother-in-law, Donald E. Hutzel. Left to cherish her memories are Vernon "Bup" Eberhart Jr., New Geneva, Pennsylvania her loving daughter, Renea Lanham Olman and husband Dr. Brian Olman, Fairchance, Pennsylvania; loving grandsons: Justin and Josh both of Fairchance; two sisters and a brother: Hazel Harshman, Bob Harshman and Ruth Hutzel all of Uniontown; a sister- in-law, Dee Conaway of Uniontown; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Family will receive Friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Additional visitation in the FAIRCHANCE APOSTOLIC REVIVAL CENTER at 107 North Morgantown Street, Fairchance, on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 from Noon until 1 p.m. Services will begin at 1 p.m. with Bishop David Corob and Pastor Shirley Victor officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance, Pennsylvania.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 6, 2010

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Joseph LANI ( -1996)

Joseph Lani

   Joseph Lani of New Brighton and a native of Georges Township, Fayette County, died Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, in The Medical Center, Beaver. He is survived by his wife, Roberta Bills Lani; a daughter, Linda Lani McGaffric and husband, Ken, of Rochester, Pa.; four stepchildren; Clifford Finch and Eugene Finch both of Florida, Gary Finch of New Galilee, Pa., and Shirley Finch of Georgia; eight grandchildren; and three brothers; Paul Lani of Trafford, Bill Lani of Erie, and Edward Lani of Finleyville. Friends will be received in the Huntsman Rochester Funeral Home, 502 Adams St., Rochester, Pa. (775- 0655) on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 11 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1996

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Lois LANNING (1911-1994)

Lois Lanning

   Lois Lanning, 82, of Rockwood R.D. 2, formerly of Normalville, died Tuesday in the Somerset Hospital. Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. She was the surviving member of her immediate family. Friends will be received in the Clyde Brooks Funeral Home Inc., Route 711, Melcroft, from noon to 9 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Friday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– September 9, 1911
   Died—– March 22, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1994

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Marie V. LANNON (1897-1995)

Marie V. Lannon

   Marie V. Lannon, 98, formerly of Belle Vernon R.D. 2, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, in Littleton, Colo. She is survived by one son, James Lannon, and one daughter, Mrs. Grace Lannon Yacko, both of Littleton, Colo., 20 grandchildren, and 36 great- grandchildren. She was the last member of her immediate family. A funeral Mass and interment were held in Littleton.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– September 8, 1897
   Died—– November 22, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1995

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bullet Dr. Charles A. LANON died in 1947. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(107)

DR. CHARLES LANON, FORMER BROWNSVILLE PHYSICIAN, DIES
SUCCUMBS YESTERDAY ON 56th BIRTHDAY

Dr. Charles A. Lanon, former Brownsville and prominent Pittsburgh physician the past 13 years, died at 3:15 p.m. yesterday on his 56th birthday anniversary at the 431 Green Street home of his mother, Mrs. Rosella Davis. He had been ill six months.
Dr. Lanon leaves his mother, a daughter, Mrs. Alverda Patterson, and a grandson, Charles Campbell Patterson, both of Brownsville.
He was born in Brownsville (Feb.19,1891) and attended Howard University, the University of Pittsburgh and received his degree at the Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia. He served his internship in a Philadelphia hospital and practiced medicine in Brownsville from 1917 to 1933 with an office in the Patterson-Morrow bulding. Since 1933 he was located at 1101 Liverpool Street, Northside Pittsburgh.
Dr. Lanon was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, University of Pittsburgh, and was secretary of the National Medical Association for three years. He received the government's Meritorious Service Citation for service with Selective Service Draft Board No. 21, Pittsburgh, during World War II.
Friends will be received at the Kisinger Funeral Home, Brownsville, after 8 p.m. today. The body will remain at the funeral home until 12:30 p.m. Saturday when it will be taken to the Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church for services scheduled at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Samuel G. Stevenson, pastor of the Pittsburgh Bidwell Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial in Green Lane Cemetary. (Brownsville Telegraph)


Mary LANZI (1907-1993)

Mary Lanzi

   Mary Lanzi, 86, of Connellsville, died Tuesday, in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Alesso (Dolores) Capella of Connellsville; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six brothers and two sisters, Embery of Dunbar, Regis of Hiller, Pete of Ohio, George, James, and Raymond, all of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Thomas (Jean) Maglanes of Scottdale and Geraldine Stockie of West Virginia. Friends will be received in the Richard Kucera Funeral Home, 127 E. Fairview Ave., Connellsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m., on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Friday until 9:30 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– February 23, 1907
   Died—– December 13, 1993


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1993

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May Ann Panone LANZI (1883-1956)

LANZI, MRS. MARY ANN PANONE— Aged 73 years of Dunbar, died in Connellsville Hospital at 10:20 a.m. Monday, October 22, 1956. She was born in Rochester, N. Y., June 10, 1883 and was a member of Lady of Mt. Virgin Sons of Italy Lodge 1789 of Dunbar, and Alter and Rosary Society of St. Aloysius R. C. Church, Dunbar. Surviving are six children, Edward Panone, Connellsville; Anthony and Joseph, Dunbar; Mrs. Elma Marzano, Dunbar; Miss Mary, Mont Alto, Pa.; 7 grandchildren and 5 great- grandchildren and 11 step-children, Embrey Lanzi, Dunbar; Raymond, George and Vincent of Detroit; Peter, Cleveland, O.; Regis, Brownsville; Mrs. Dunay Accica, Detroit; Mrs. Mary Lanzi, Connellsville; Mrs. Jean Maglanes, Scottdale; Mrs. Angeline Di Carlo, Hibbs, Pa. and Mrs. Geraldine Stockle, Princeton, W. Va. Friends are being received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar. Requiem High Mass will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in St Aloysius R. C. Church, Dunbar with Rev. William J. Donnerbauer as celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, October 24, 1956, page 2, column 8

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Charles LAPCHINSKY ( -1938)

CHARLES LAPCHINSKY

   Injured last Thursday when struck by a machine in the Nemacolin mine of the Buckeye Coal company, Charles Lapchinsky, aged 33 years, six months and 13 days, succumbed Saturday night, September 17, 1938, in the Uniontown hospital to a broken back and fractured right leg. Lapchinsky, a well-known member of the United Mine Workers and of the Citizen’s Club of Nemacolin, made a valiant battle for his life despite the grave injuries. He was caught by a cutting machine in the mine. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Anna Lapchinsky; three children, Betty, Richard and Marlene, at home; his mother, Mrs. Mary Lapchinsky, of Morgantown street, Uniontown, and the following brothers and sisters: John, of Oliver 1; Michael, Nemacolin; Mrs. Hattie Kudiba, Allison; Mrs. Nellie Bazonis, Uniontown, and Mrs. Catherine Nebraska, Uniontown. Brief funeral rites will be held at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning at the home in House 219 at Nemacolin, followed by requiem high mass in the Nemacolin R.C. church, with Rev. Fr. Paul Buza, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s cemetery, at Hopwood, under the direction of George Yoney, of Masontown.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, September 19, 1938, page 4, column 2

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bullet Abraham LAPE died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

Abraham Lape, one of the few surviving Civil war veterans, died Wednesday afternoon, November 21, 1934, at 1 o'clock in his home at Waltersburg.  Death followed a brief illness of complications.
Surviving are five children: John Lape, Mrs. Rose Churchman, Rolla Lape and Mrs. Lizzie Krepps, all of Waltersburg, and Mrs. Mary McCune, Beaver Falls. Twenty-two grandchildren and 66 great grandchildren also survive.
Brief services at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon in the residence will be followed by additional rites in Pleasant View Presbyterian church, Chestnut Ridge.  The church pastor, Rev. J. Byers Brice, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Logan Wells, of Waltersburg.
Burial in the church cemetery.
Mr. Lape was a member of the Will F. Stewart Post, No. 180 Grand Army of the Republic.


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

Fayette County Mother, Daughter
Wick Haven Group was Returning from Smithton Shopping Tour When B&O Train Hits Car at Crossing.
Three persons were killed almost instantly today when a Baltimore and Ohio passenger train struck their automobile at a grade crossing in Smithton, 10 miles west of Connellsville.
The victims, all of Wick Haven, were:
Edward Stimmel, 23; Mrs. Ada Lape, 40; and her 16-year-old daughter, Mary Jane. Stimmell, who was driving the car, apparently did not see the approaching train, a Chicago-New York flier.
The automobile and the bodies of its occupants were dragged for more than 50
yards.
Victims of the accident were returning home from a shopping trip to Smithton at the time of the tragedy.
(Standard - July 3, 1937)


Jacob LAPE ( -1879)

LAPE — on the 18th inst, Mr. Jacob Lape of Mt Pleasant, PA Age 77 years, 10 months, and 10 days.

Notes from contributor:
   Buried– Fairview Church Cemetery

   Submitter is great great grandson and has original newspaper obit


Daily Tribune, Greensburg, PA, March 25, 1879, page 2

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James Willard LAPE (1915-1994)

James Lape, Connellsville graduate

   James Willard Lape, 79, of 103 Hiland Ave., Oil City, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 1994, at St. Vincent Health Center, Erie. He was born May 2, 1915, in Castleton, Pa., the son of the late James Franklin and Nellie Hahn Lape. He was a graduate of Connellsville High School, where he was active in sports and was a member of the 440 relay team that held the state record for many years. He retired from Foster Forbes Glass in 1977, where he was a machine operator. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific. He was also a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and was an avid sportsman, gardener, hunter and fisherman. Surviving are a son, Robert Nelson Lape of Oil City; four daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Judith) Malatino of Cortland Manor, N.Y., Joan Young of Kewaunee, Wis., Mrs. Francis (Loretta) Beary of Titusville, R.D. 5, and Mrs. Thomas (Frances) Dickerson of Roanoke, Va.; a sister, Helen Gilpin of Connellsville; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by his wife, Frances Martin Lape, whom he married on March 24, 1934, and who died April 30, 1986; a brother, Nelson Lape; three sisters, Ruth Schlinger, Thelma Jamieson and Emma Catherine Lape; and two grandchildren.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1994

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bullet Mary Jane LAPE died in 1927. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Fayette County Mother, Daughter
Wick Haven Group was Returning from Smithton Shopping Tour When B&O Train Hits Car at Crossing.
Three persons were killed almost instantly today when a Baltimore and Ohio passenger train struck their automobile at a grade crossing in Smithton, 10 miles west of Connellsville.
The victims, all of Wick Haven, were:
Edward Stimmel, 23; Mrs. Ada Lape, 40; and her 16-year-old daughter, Mary Jane. Stimmell, who was driving the car, apparently did not see the approaching train, a Chicago-New York flier.
The automobile and the bodies of its occupants were dragged for more than 50
yards.
Victims of the accident were returning home from a shopping trip to Smithton at the time of the tragedy.
(Standard - July 3, 1937)


Samuel LAPE ( -1929)

SAMUEL LAPE

   Samuel Lape, aged 72 years, three months and 6 days, died at the home of his step-daughter, Mrs. George Cothern of 91 Millview street, Saturday afternoon, April 6, at 3:15 o’clock. Mr. Lape is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Dave Price of Mount Braddock; two sons, Norman and Walter Lape of Oliver No. 1; two step-daughters, Mrs. Cothern and Mrs. Jennie Nielson of Tower Hill No. 1, and a step-son, Harry Rose of Connellsville, a brother, David Lape, and seven grandchildren.

   Brief funeral services will be held in the home, 91 Millview street, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with additional services in the Salvation Army citadel, East Church street, at 2:30 o’clock with Adjutant Fred W. Goddard, officiating. Burial will be in Sandy Hill cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday Evening, April 8, 1929, page 8, column 4

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Anthony Thomas LAPENTA (1912-1996)

Anthony T. Lapenta

   Anthony Thomas Lapenta, of Livonia, Mich., died Friday, Oct. 4, 1996, in Livonia, Mich., where the funeral and burial took place. He was born July 6, 1912, in Revere, Pa., a son of the late Rocco and Rose Lapenta, formerly of Revere. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Serafina Massimiani Lapenta in 1968, and whom he married on June 6, 1942; a son, Anthony T. Lapenta Jr., in 1982; a sister, Rose Puglia; and brothers, Dominic, Peter, Benjamin and Rocco. He graduated from Uniontown Senior High School Class of 1931 and from the University of Detroit Class of 1941. Surviving are a daughter, Theresa Silio of Beltsville, Md.; grandchildren, Thomas Silio, Sarah Lapenta Hebblethwaite and Mary Ann and Julia Lapenta; a brother, Donald of Livonia, Mich.; and a sister, Margaret Bartolomeo of Uledi, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1996

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Violet Brocco LAPENTAPhoto  (1938-1977)

Four New Salem Men
Arrested In Chase

   Four New Salem residents were injured, one seriously, Friday night as a result of a high-speed chase along Route 21, which originated with a shooting incident in a Masontown bar. Masontown Borough and German Township Police were pursuing a white van eastward along Route 21 when the vehicle crossed into the third (westbound) traffic lane, went through a red light and struck a vehicle traveling north along Puritan Road. Mrs. Violet Lapenta, 38, driver of the automobile, was taken to Uniontown Hospital for treatment and then transferred to the University of West Virginia Medical Center at Morgantown. Her husband, Ronald, 43, and children, Susan, 16, and Ronald Jr., 15, passengers, in the car, were also taken to Uniontown Hospital. Occupants of the van were Mark Edward Cornish, 20, and his father, Robert C. Cornish, 56, both of Uniontown. The incident began when the two Cornish men became involved in a fight at the Cabaret Lounge on South Main Street. Both men brought out guns and the younger Cornish fired several shots, at the tavern.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, July 16, 1977, page 3, column 3


Mrs. Lapenta
Still Critical

   Mrs. Violet Lapenta remained in critical condition in the intensive care unit of the University of West Virginia’s Medical Center in Morgantown late last night. Mrs. Lapenta, 38, of New Salem was admitted to the facility last Friday night after the car she was driving was struck by a van containing two men fleeing from the area police.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, July 20, 1977, page 41, column 5


New Salem
Woman Dies

   A New Salem woman died Saturday of injuries received when the car she was driving was hit by a van occupied by two men fleeing from police on July 15. Mrs. Violet (Brocco) Lapenta, 38, died in the University of West Virginia Medical Center at Morgantown. The car driven by Mrs. Lapenta and containing her husband, Ronald, and two of her children was hit by a van at the McClellandtown crossroads about 9 p.m. Friday, July 15 as the Lapenta auto was traveling north on Puritan Rd. through the intersection. The van, traveling east on Route 21, was being chased by Masontown and German Twp. police. The two men in the van, Mark Edward Cornish and Robert C. Cornish, both of Uniontown, were being pursued following a shooting incident at a bar in Masontown. Police said the van went through a red light and struck the Lapenta car. All six persons in the two vehicles were taken to Uniontown hospital. Mrs. Lapenta was subsequently transferred to the intensive care unit of the Morgantown facility. She was born on Sept. 6, 1938 in Victoria, Fayette County, a daughter of Tony and Christina Kennedy Brocco of Grindstone. She was a member of the New Salem United Presbyterian Church and was member and treasurer of the Footedale Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband, Ronald J. Lapenta; two sons, James A. and Ronnie Jr. and a daughter, Sueann, all at home; four sisters, Mrs. Louis (Alice) Panzone, Mrs. Delores Angelo, Mrs. Jack (Betty) Milan, and Mrs. William (Carolyn) Gabler, all of Grindstone and three brothers, Charles Brocco of Valparaiso, Ind., John Brocco of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Thomas Brocco of Grindstone. Friends will be received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until 1 p.m. Tuesday, the hour of service, with her pastor, the Rev. Phillip A. Maronde, officiating. Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, August 1, 1977, page 1, column 2,
continued to page 33, column 3


VIOLET LAPENTA

   We wish to thank all of our many kind relatives, friends and neighbors for the acts of kindness and sympathy shown us during the recent death of our beloved wife, mother, and daughter. Special thanks are extended the ministers who visited at the hospital and for the prayers offered, to Rev. Phillip A. Maronde of the New Salem Presbyterian Church, the pallbearers, those who sent flowers, prepared food and to anyone who assisted us in any way, we thank you so much.
The Brocco Family and Lapenta Family

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, August 6, 1977, page 12, column 4

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Sgt. Ernest C. LAPHEWPhoto  ( -1918)

SERGEANT CHUBBOY KILLED, ALSO CORPORAL LAPHEW,
SAYS LETTER SENT BY A COMRADE
“Fell in Last Fight,” Writes Corporal Joseph W. Easton, October 27.
CHUBBOY LISTED MISSING

Name Appeared in This Classification in Casualty List Few Days Ago:
Corporal Laphew Had Rescued the Writer of Letter as He Lay on Field

   The death on action of two more members of Company D, 110th, Infantry, is reported in a letter written from American Red Cross Hospital No. 1 on October 27, by Corporal Joseph W. Easton, Jr., of that command, to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Easton of Trevor street. In this letter Corporal Easton says:

   “Pat McManus was just in to see me. You know his father used to run the Altman hotel in Uniontown. He told me that Sergeant Chubboy and Corporal Laphew were killed in their last fight.
   “I certainly was sorry to hear of the death of those two fellows, for they were both pals of mine, and the best kind of men. Poor old Chubby! After fighting so hard to get over here, it don’t seem square does it.

   Sergeant Chubboy, whose name appeared in the official casualty list 10 days or so ago as “missing in action,” was one of the best known and most popular members of Company D. Corporal Easton’s mention of his hard fight “to get over here,” refers to the delay occasioned in sailing due to failure to receive proof of the naturalization of Sergeant Chubboy’s father. This proof arrived a few days after Company D sailed and Sergeant Chubboy was sent across with other troops. After arriving in France he had considerable difficulty in reaching headquarters of the 110th and it was only after an accidental meeting with Lieutenant Colonel E. B. Edie of the Medical Corps that he was enabled to rejoin his command. Corporal Ernest C. Laphew, aged 22 at the time of his enlistment in Company D, before it was moved to Camp Hancock for training, was a resident of East Pittsburg. He was rated as a first-class private and was promoted to corporal after the 110th reached France.

   That he had the same kind of courage and grit other members of Company D have shown on many occasions during the war, in proven by an incident related in a letter written by Corporal Easton on October 25, two days before he heard of his friend’s death. Having become a bit lonesome by his long retention in the hospital, Corporal Easton wrote:

   “I would like to see some of the old boys. You know, after one goes over the top a few times and sleeps in shell holes, and fights side by side with a jolly, good bunch, you learn to love them like brothers, or even more so. There is one fellow, a pal of mine in Company D, Corporal Laphew. Well, after I was wounded and had been lying out in ‘No Man’s Land’ for some hours, with the machine gun bullets hitting all around me and the big shells dropping real close, he came out and endangered his own life to get me back to safety.
   “He and I have always tried to get ahead of one another in the fights we were in, just to have something to talk about after it was all over. But we have always been the best of pals and he is the best sticker I ever saw. Going over the top takes courage, but it is not the worst thing to be done, you know. And when it is for a good cause we don’t mind it at all.
   “Connellsville and Uniontown need not be ashamed of the company of boys who represent them in France, for everyone is ready to lay down his life for the good and noble cause.”


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Evening, November 29, 1918, page 1, column 1


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

   So far as the records show, 28 men of Connellsville gave up their lives during the war. Thirteen were killed in action, three died of wounds, 11 from disease and one by accident.

Other soldiers are listed before and after.

   The following is a partial list of the soldier dead whose homes were in the vicinity of Connellsville:

   Ernest Laphew, a sergeant in Company D. 110th Infantry, met his death while with a raiding party attempting to locate machine gun nests beyond the lines. According to reports received here concerning him he was shot in the leg and bled to death before he could be given assistance. His death occurred in the Argonne forest battle and he was buried along the Meuse river.


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

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Mrs. Charles LAPOLE ( -1935)

MRS. CHARLES LAPOLE

   Mrs. Charles Lapole, 52, died Sunday at her home in Brunswick, Md., of complications. Surviving are her husband, Charles Lapole, her father, John Upole, and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. George Barnt of Uniontown; Mrs. James Moore of Gormania, W. Va.; George Upole, Mrs. Kenneth George, Deer Park, Md.; Mrs. Ed Stewart, Charles Upole, J. W. Upole of Lambert; Mrs. Harry Hammill of Dearborn, Mich.; Mrs. Wilbur Roderick and Charlotte of Geneva, O. and Mrs. Agnes Moore of Westernport, M. Two children, Mrs. Marguerite Welch, of Westernport, Md., and Russell White of Brunswick, Md., also survive. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the home starting at 1:30 p.m. with burial in the Knoxville cemetery.

Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, June 11, 1935, page 11, column 7

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Joseph Paul LAPTOSKY ( -1997)

Joseph P. Laptosky

   Joseph Paul Laptosky, 83, of Alverton, R.D. 3, died Sunday, March 23, 1997, in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. Friends will be received at the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale, with the Rev. Emil S. Payer as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist R.C. Parish Cemetery. A parish Rosary will be recited today at 2 p.m. and a parish wake service will be held today at 7:25 p.m., both in the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1997

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Beatrice LaREW ( -1932)

BEATRICE LaREW

   Tragedy stalked through the household of John LaRew, at Tippecanoe, Monday claiming six-year-old Beatrice LaRew as a victim after her clothing caught fire before an open grate shortly after six o'clock. Beatrice had just arisen from bed and was standing near the grate to warm herself when flames curled up her clothing and finally enveloped her. Her mother had gone next door to sympathize with a neighbor, whose son had just passed away while the father, Mr. LaRew was in Connellsville where he had been called on account of the death of his mother. An older brother had gone outside in the yard to bring in a bucket of coal. As he was carrying the coal, he heard the screams of anguish of his little sister. He smothered the flames as quickly as he could and then went to inform his mother. Beatrice was brought to the Brownsville General hospital but she died shortly after noon Monday from shock and suffocation. She is survived by her parents and four brothers, Earl, Elmer, Martin and James LaRew, all at home. Funeral services will be solemnized in the family residence Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Martin King, pastor of the Church of Jesus Christ, Royal. Burial in Fairview cemetery in Franklin township.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 29, 1932, page 4, column 2

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Nancy LARGENT ( -1937)

MRS. NANCY LARGENT

   Mrs. Nancy Largent, 75 years old, wife of Ellis Largent and mother of Morris A. Largent and Mrs. Omer H. Matthews of Connellsville, died Friday nightAt 11:20 o'clock at her home at Addison. Surviving children besides the ones here are H. A. and Roy Larent of Morgantown, W. Va., and Frank Largent of Clarksville. Funeral Service was conducted this afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal Church at Addison, with burial in Addison Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 4, 1937, page 6, column 4

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bullet Alice Steiner LARIMER died in 1933. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Steiner Larimer will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at her home in Aspinwall, where she died on Monday.
Mrs. Larimer is a sister of C. L. Steiner of the Union Supply Company.
(Newspaper dated Jan. 4, 1933)


David Porter Van Meder LARIMER ( -1918)

DAVID P. LARIMER

   David Porter Van Meder Larimer, 68 years old, one of the founders of the First Christian church at Perryopolis, and a trustee at the time of his death, died Monday night at his home at West Newton, following a brief illness of pneumonia. Funeral services from the house Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with interment in West Newton cemetery. Mr. Larimer was born in Rostraver township, and after leaving the farm on which he was born, he engaged in the coal business in Westmoreland county and he also opened large tracts of coal land in West Virginia. He resided at Perryopolis at one time and is widely known in that community. For 30 years he was an elder in the Perryopolis First Christian church, and at the time of his death was president of the First National bank of West Newton, and a member of the board of directors of the Union National bank at McKeesport; a member of the board of trustees of Bethany college and of Blythe Lodge No. 93, F. & A. M. December 25th, 1884, he married Miss Minnie B. Patterson, who with the following children survive: Augustus P. Larimer of West Newton; Wilfred P. Larimer, a private in the paymaster's department at the Princeton School of Aeronautics, and one daughter, Mrs. James W. Carothers of West Newton. One sister, Mrs. D. C. Williams of Santa Barbara, Cal., and four grandchildren also survive. Mr. Larimer retired from active business 10 years ago.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, April 18, 1918, page 5, column 5

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bullet Wilfred C. LARIMER died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Wilfred Curtis Larimer, 42, of West Newton, died Thursday afternoon, July 1, 1997, at 2:15 o'clock in the Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, of bronchial pneumonia.  He was born May 4, 1893, at Jacobs Creek, the son of Minnie Patterson and the late David P. Larimer.  He was educated in the West Newton public schools and at Bethany college.  He was a World War veteran, a member of the First Presbyterian church of West Newton; the Reserve Officers Corps and Harry L. Handel Post No. 401, of the American Legion.  Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Rebecca Robertson Larimer; his mother and a brother, Augustus A. Larimer of Coraopolis.  Funeral services were held at his late home in Vine street, West Netwon.  ??
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(Standard - July 3, 1937)


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

.. her return from Pittsburgh, Willard Lash, 43, route foreman for the Uniontown Baking Company, and well known throughout the county through his connection with various baking companies for many years, died Wednesday morning in Uniontown Hospital from the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Lash had laid down earlier in the evening and before doing so had lit a small gas stove because of the chilly weather.
Three dead canaries which Mrs. Lash found in a sun parlor next to the bedroom gave the direct clue to what had happened.
Removed to Uniontown Hospital, Lash never recovered consciousness.  The stove was still lit when Mrs. Lash entered the room.
Lash before assuming the post of route foreman for the Uniontown Baking Company had occupied a similar position with the Seven Baker Brothers.  He had resided for many years at his home 40 Girard avenue, South Uniontown.
In addition to his widow, Phoebe E. Lash, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Martha Ross, of Pittsburgh; and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Ross, of Pittsburgh; and two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Antonetti, of Bobtown; and Mrs. Margarette Tompkins, Curdsville, Ky.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(newspaper dated October 18, 1934)


Raymond R. LASKO (1931-2012)

PERRYOPOLIS
Raymond R. “Dick” Lasko

Raymond R. “Dick” Lasko, age 81, of Perryopolis, Pa., passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012. He was born on February 25, 1931 in Connellsville, PA., the son of Charles Lasko and Lillian (Price) Lasko. Raymond was a member of Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Perryopolis. He was also a member of the Perryopolis Travel Club. He was a proud veteran of the Korean War having served in the United States Navy from 1948 to 1952. “Ray” was an avid golfer and achieved every golfer’s dream of a hole-in-one in Deland, Florida in 1998. He finished his working career as “the singing starter” at Linden Hall Golf Course, where he worked for 22 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Norma (Krukowsky) Lasko; two daughters: Deborah Travis of Smithton, Pa., and Victoria Narron and Jimmy Narron of Wake Forest, North Carolina; a daughter-in- law, Denise Lasko of Clearwater, Florida; granddaughters Alexis Petrosky and husband Michael and Jessica McGowan and husband Mac; and three great grandchildren; Travis Smith, Nolace Petrosky and Neville Petrosky whom he loved very much and that will miss him greatly. He is also survived by a brother, Ed Lasko and wife Rose Marie of Perryopolis, Pa., and a sister, Eleanor Burkholder, Connellsville, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Raymond R. Lasko Jr.; great granddaughter Lena Rae Petrosky; four brothers, Robert Lasko, Charles Lasko, Don Lasko and Joe Lasko; and a brother-in-law, Stanley Burkholder. Friends will be received in the BLAIR- LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 305 Rear Independence Street, Perryopolis, PA 15473 today, August 13th, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. where a Prayer Service will be held Tuesday August 14th, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Perryopolis, with Reverend Father Anthony W. Ditto as Celebrant. Burial will be private. Wake Services will be held today in the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hillman Cancer Center.


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

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John M. LASKOSKY (1918-1995)

John M. Laskosky

   John M. Laskosky, 76, of Greensboro, Pa., died at 3:15 a.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1995, in Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va., after a brief illness. He was born June 10, 1918, in Herminie, Pa., a son of the late Anthony and Eugenia Minjuska Laskosky. Mr. Laskosky was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Greensboro and resided in the Greensboro area most of his life. He retired from the Duquesne Light Warwick Mine after 44 years of service and was a member of the Duquesne Light U.M.W.A. Local 6310. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Steve Laskosky. He is survived by his wife, Rose J. Hluszti Laskosky, whom he married on July 14, 1939; two sons, Joseph Paul Laskosky of Strongsville, Ohio and John Anthony Laskosky of Carmichaels, Pa.; a daughter, Cathy Kovach of Newton Falls, Ohio; nine grandchildren; a brother, Anthony Laskosky of Uniontown, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Vilcek of Garards Fort, Pa., and Mrs. Eugene (Josephine) Markiewicz of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the YOSKOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 300 South Vine St., (Rt. 88), Carmichaels, Pa., on Friday, Feb. 3, 1995, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, Feb. 4, 1995, until 10 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., on Saturday at the Holy Family Worship Site of the St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish in Greensboro, with the Rev. Alvin Gutierrez as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park. The Rosary will be recited Friday at 8 p.m., in the Funeral Home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1995

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Mary Elizabeth LATIMER ( -1929)

MRS. MARY E. LATIMER

  SCOTTDALE, June 8— Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Latimer, 86 years old, died early this morning at her home at Pennsville. She was one of the oldest residents of Bullskin township. She was a member of the United Brethren Church at Mount Olive. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Ada, at home, and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Echard of Connellsville. Mrs. Latimer suffered a stroke of paralysis last Saturday.

The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, June 13, 1929, page 6, column 5

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Robert LATKOVICH (1915-1974)

LATKOVICH, ROBERT (ROWE)— Age 59 years of Uniontown died Wednesday morning, August 28, 1974 in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born June 15, 1915 in Fairbank and was the son of the late Paul and Anna Radovich Latkovich. He was a former employee of UMWA as an organizer. Surviving is his wife, Catherine Finnerly Latkovich; a son, Thomas, New Salem; a daughter, Mary Ann Allen, Bound Brook, N.J.; a grandson, Robert Douglas Allen; the following sisters, Mrs. John (Mary) Petro, Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Joseph (Sophie) Sauter, Cherry Hill, N.J., and Mrs. Mildred Kondrla, Oaklyn, N.J. He was predeceased by a brother, Joseph in World War II, also a sister, Ann Standish Bill. Friends will be received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 9:30 a.m. when a Blessing Service will be held with Rev. Fr. Leonard Knuth officiating. Interment in St. Thomas R. C. cemetery, Footedale.

The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 29, 1974, page 17, column 2

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

Funeral services for Grayson Lattimer, aged 41, acting superintendent of the mine at Amend, who died Thursday morning, November 4, 1937, will be held at 2:30 Saturday afternoon in the home of an aunt, Miss Lillie Lattimer, at New Alexandria.  Burial will be in New Alexandria cemetery.
The body will be removed this afternoon from the Johnston Mortuary to the Lattimer home in New Alexandria.
Mr. Lattimer was identified with the Amend mine for the past 10 years.


Frank Stanley LATSEK (1941-1995)

Frank S. Latusek

   Frank Stanley Latusek, 54, of Harewood Drive, Morgantown, W.Va., owner since 1970 of Watusi Mobile Home Sales Inc., died Sunday in his home. He is survived by his wife, Jackquelyn H. Bishop Latsek; one son, Eric Scott Latsek, a stepdaughter, Elizabeth A. Campbell, and a stepson, John Kevin Sisler, all of Morgantown, W.Va.; one brother, Eugene Latusek and his wife, Debbie, of Greensboro, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Kathleen Latusek Murray and her husband, Lorn, of Morgantown, W.Va., and Mrs. Tina Latusek Helfferich and her husband, Mark, of Latrobe, Pa.; his stepfather, Robert M. Uphold Sr., and a half-brother, Robert M. Uphold, both of Greensboro, Pa.; two stepbrothers, Melvin Uphold of Point Marion, Pa., and Albert Uphold of Uniontown, Pa.; his former wife, Glenda L. Kurcaba Latusek, and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Vernelda Kurcaba, both of Morgantown. Friends may call at the Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce St., Morgantown, W.Va., today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 10:15 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– August 23, 1941
   Died—– October 22, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1995

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

Mrs. Julia Latz, aged 53, mother of Mrs. W. H. McKinney and a resident of Uniontown during Rev. McKinney's pastorate in the Central Christian church, died Friday morning at the McKinney residence, 114 Washington avenue, Wheeling, W.Va.
Mrs. Latz was born December 13, 1884, at Hudson, near Phillipsburg, Pa., the daughter of Thomas Phillips, deceased, and Mrs. Rebecca Phillips.  She spent most of her life in Phillipsburg and Harrisburg.  On April 23, 1902, she was married to John Latz.  To this union were born two daughters, Margaret, wife of Rev. McKinney, and Rebecca, wife of C. W. Ammerman, Greensburg.  She also leaves four grandchildren, Julia Evelyn McKinney, Margaret Ann McKinney, John Allen Ammerman and Clell Neil Ammerman; her mother, Mrs. Rebecca Phillips, three sisters, Mary, wife of Earl ??, Pa.; Martha, wife ???
(balance of obit is missing)
(Standard - Oct 29, 1938)


Charles LAUCHER, Jr. ( -1962)

To view complete article concerning mine blast, as well as complete list of miners killed, see Hurley C. Stalnaker.

Rites for Miners
Killed at Robena

CHARLES LAUCHER, JR.

   The body of Charles Laucher, Jr., 49, of Leckrone, is in the Sangston funeral home, McClellandtown, where a prayer service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, followed by additional rites in the McClellandtown Free Methodist Church. The Rev. K. T. Bickerton will officiate. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. He was a member of Robena Local No. 6321, U. M. W. A. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Alice Dinsmore Laucher; four children, Charles, Linda, Ruth and Ernest; three brothers, Otto Joseph of Carmichaels, Ernest of Leckrone and Frank of Davenport, Iowa; three sisters, Mrs. Carl (Kay) Davis and Mrs. Leonard (Rose) Sammerdyke of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Louella Treadway of Salt Lake City, Utah, and his father, Charles Laucher of Leckrone.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, December 12, 1962, page 4, column 6

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Andrew P. LAUGHERY (1876-1934)

ANDREW P. LAUGHERY

   Funeral services for Andrew P. Laughery, who died Friday afternoon at the family residence in Fairchance, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. with Rev. Harry Humbert, of Fairchance officiating, assisted by Rev. William King of Cove Run. Burial in Maple Grove cemetery. Mr. Laughery a native of Fairchance, was born there September 19, 1876. In addition to his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Price Laughery, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Freida Thompson of Uniontown; one son, L. F. Laughery of Beaver Falls; five grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Ward and Mrs. Ella Kamacher of Columbus, Ohio.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, February 24, 1934, page 11, column 6

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Charles W. LAUGHERY, Jr. (1947-2012)

ZELIENOPLE
Charles W. Laughery Jr.

Charles W. Laughery Jr., 64 years, of Zelienople, Pa., passed away on Sunday, September 8th, 2012. He was born on November 14, 1947 in Uniontown, Pa., the Son of Charles Laughery and Helen (Kuhta) Laughery. He was preceded in death by his Parents; and by a Sister, Charlene Laughery. Charles is survived by his loving Wife of 22 years, Susan Montgomery Laughery; a Sister, Darlene Dominick of Uniontown, Pa.; and several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Friends are asked to join the Family at the CHAPEL OF MEMORIES, SYLVAN HEIGHTS CEMETERY, Uniontown, today (Monday, September 10) at 11:30 a.m. Arrangements are being handled by the THOMAS M. DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, 136 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, September 10, 2012

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Mary Elizabeth Walters LAUGHERY   (1874-1934)

Local Briefs

   Conditions of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Laughery, Fairchance residents who have been seriously ill for the last few weeks, were reported today as unchanged. Mr. Laughery has been in ill health for the last few years, complications having developed in recent weeks to aggravate his condition. Mrs. Laughery is suffering from an ailment which developed but a few weeks ago. The former’s sister, Mrs. H. N. Ward, of Greensburg, spent the weekend at the Laughery home. While in Fairchance she also visited her mother, Mrs. J. Laughery, who enjoys comparatively good health in spite of her years and a serious illness which sent her to the Uniontown hospital a few years ago for a major operation.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, February 19, 1934, page 6, column 7


MRS. A. P. LAUGHREY

   Funeral services for Mrs. A. P. Laughrey, who died Saturday at her home in Main street, Fairchance, will be held at the residence Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. William King and Rev. H. L. Humbert officiating. Mrs. Laughrey was born April 6, 1874. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Freida Thompson, of Uniontown, a son, L. F. Laughrey, of Uniontown, and five grandchildren.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, February 19, 1934, page 9, column 5


Laughery Services

   Funeral services for Mrs. A. P. Laughery were held Tuesday afternoon at the family residence on Main street. Rev. William King and Rev. Harry Humbert officiated.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, February 21, 1934, page 5, column 4

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Mary Louise LAUGHERYPhoto  ( -2012)

WENDELL, NORTH CAROLINA
Mary Louise ‘Malu’ Laughery

Mary Louise “Malu” Laughery went to be with her maker at her home in Wendell, N.C. on August 5, 2012 after an extended illness. Malu was the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Beeson of Chalk Hill and the granddaughter of William S. and Louise Lloyd of Oakland Avenue in Uniontown. She is survived by her husband Sam of Wendell, N.C.; Her sons: Scott of St Louis, Adam of Montgomery Village, Md., Michael of Raleigh, N.C. and Steven of Rockville, Md. Malu was born and raised in Uniontown and graduated from Uniontown High School in 1962. Malu was mostly a Mom but also worked as a pre-school teacher for a number of years while living in Herndon, Virginia. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church where she was a youth counselor, a member of the choir and bible school organizer and teacher. A memorial Service will be held at 1:00 on Sunday, August 19th at the CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH of Uniontown where Malu and Sam were married 49 years ago this month. In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to the alzheimers association.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, August, 15, 2012, page B3

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bullet Robert LAUGHERY died in 1862. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(73)

DIED
At his residence, in Tyrone Tp., Nov. 8th. of Internal Piles, Mr. ROBERT LAUGHERY, aged 56 years.
The deceased was a highly respectable citizen, and leaves a large family and circle of relatives and friends to mourn their irrepairable loss. He had been confined to the house for nearly two years, and suffered greatly, but he bore his sufferings with resignation, and gave satisfactory evidence that he had made the necessary preparation for death. COM.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa., November 20, 1862.
Vol. 2., No. 42. pg 5, col. 3.


Roy E. LAUGHERY (1905-1955)

ROY E. LAUGHERY, Sr.— passed from this world on March 22, 1955, was born on June 18, 1905. Preceded by Dorothy E. (McCormick) Laughery, 1936, and Roy, Jr., 1928. Roy was the father of Lurley R., Robert E., Edward L. Roy was owner of Laughery's Home Furnishing's in Uniontown, Pa. until he moved the family to San Diego, Ca. in 1952.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1955

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bullet William F. & Drew LAUGHERY died in 1879. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(29)

The Keystone Courier
August 8, 1879
Page 3, Column 7
LAUGHERY.-At Gibson, on Sunday, the 3rd inst., William F., Henry and Drew Laughrey aged 5 years and 6 months. Scarlet fever.
Note on Laughery/Laughrey. Typed exactly as written. Surname was spelled differently.


Adam LAUGHREY ( -1943)

ADAM LAUGHREY

 Adam Laughrey, 72 years old of Dunbar, died Thursday morning at Uniontown after a lingering illness. A resident of Dunbar the grater part of his life he had been a carpenter. A son of the late Adam and Margaret McDowell Laughrey, he leaves three nieces and six nephews. He never married.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, September 17, 1943, page 7, column 7


LAUGHREY FUNERAL

 The funeral service for Adam Laughrey will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the James T. Burhans funeral home at Dunbar. Burial will be made in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, September 18, 1943, page 2, column 4

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bullet George LAUGHREY died in 1891. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

LAUGHREY, GEORGE
At his home at Gibson, Monday, October 12th, George LAUGHREY, aged 37 years.  Interment took place in Chestnut Hill cemetery Tuesday afternoon. 
Courier  Fri.  Oct. 16, 1891


Jennie LAUGHREY ( -1933)

Out of the Past
Today in Local History From Courier Files
TEN YEARS AGO

 Mrs. Jennie Laughrey, 72, widow of George Laughrey, dies at home in West Fayette street. Mrs. Laughrey had lived in Connellsville all her life.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, February 1, 1943, page 6, column 7

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Ola M. Stauffer LAUGHREY (1908-1997)

Ola Laughrey

   Ola M. Stauffer Laughrey, 90, of Connellsville R.D. 1, formerly of Scottdale and Pennsville, died Saturday in LaFayette Manor, Uniontown. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Emma Lou) Harris of Scottdale and Mrs. Robert (Janice) Shaeffer of Acton, Mass.; eight grandchildren and two sisters, Florence Rush of Johnstown and Mrs. Fred (Jane) McGee of Connellsville. Friends will be received at Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, Scottdale, until 11:30 a.m. today.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– May 15, 1908
   Died—– October 2, 1997


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1997

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bullet John LAURENCE died in 1854. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

DIED
On Thursday evening June 1st at his residence in Luzerne township, of gravel, John Laurence, aged about 70 years.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. June 8, 1854.


Verona Jessick LAURENTI (1912-1996)

Verona J. Laurenti

   Verona Jessick Laurenti, 84, of Fredericktown, Pa., died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at 5:23 a.m. in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg, Pa. She was born April 24, 1912, in Wylie, Pa., daughter of Michael and Anna Stulancheck Jessick. She was a member of The Parish of St. Oliver Plunkett. She is survived by her husband, Orlando Laurenti; two sisters, Mrs. Nello (Irene) Trotter of Morgantown, W.Va., and Mrs. Dan (Sue) Shearin of Fredericktown; and many nieces and nephews. Her parents, four brothers, Michael and John "Jack" Jessick, Michael and Andrew Vozar, and two sisters, Mary Moslin and Anna Sikora, preceded her in death. Friends will be received in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, Fredericktown Hill, Fredericktown, Pa., on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 5, until 10:30 a.m. when a Blessing Service will be held followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in The Parish of St. Oliver Plunkett, St. Michael Archangel, Fredericktown, with the Rev. Fr. Edward S. Litavec as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park. Parish Vigil in the Funeral Home on Monday at 8:30 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1996

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bullet Ethel LAUTHERS died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

Mrs. Ethel Lauthers, 43, prominent resident of Herbert, was found dead in the bathroom of her home, House No. 6, at 6:30 a. m. Sunday by her husband, Thomas. Death resulted from a heart attack.

In addition to her husband she leaves six children: Mrs. Edith Shumar, of Washington; James, of
Herbert; Mrs. Margaret Broadwater, of Colonial No. 3; Melvin, of Herbert and Leona and Edith, at home. Six grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Robert Furnier, of Allenport and Mrs Presley Jordan, of Linn and a brother, Albert Echroyer, of Uniontown also survive.
Funeral services will be held in the home at Herbert tomorrow afternoon followed by additional services at the New Salem Christian Church. Rev Arden F. Hanes, of South Brownsville, and Rev. R. G. Manley, of Republic, will officiate. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown. (The Charleroi Mail - Tuesday, 3/10/1931)


E. Scott LAWPhoto  ( -2012)

ERIE
E. Scott Law

E. Scott Law, 65, funeral director of law Funeral Home in Erie, Pa. and Brownsville, unexpectedly passed away Sunday, September 9, 2012, at UPMC Hamot. He was born in Jackson, Miss., the second of the five children born to the late Donald and Katie Campbell Law, Sr., and the founder of Law Funeral home in Brownsville, Pa. He received his early education in the Donora School System and his early spiritual education at First Baptist church of Donora. When his family relocated to Brownsville, he was baptized and joined the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church where he was president of the youth choir. When he moved to Erie, he chose Shiloh Baptist Church as his church home. Mr. Law was a graduate of Brashear Joint High School (Brownsville) where he lettered in football, basketball and baseball. He was a graduate of California State College (now California University of Pa.) in California, Pa. and continued on to graduate from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. As an undergraduate member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. he was Polemarch of the Beta Epsilon chapter of the University of Pittsburgh and later became a founder of the Zeta Eta Chapter of California University of Pennsylvania. He was also a charter member of the Erie Alumni Chapter. An honorably discharged veteran, he was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War Era where he attained the rank of Specialist Fifth Class (E-5) in seventeen months and served as a Personnel Management Specialist in Germany. At the age of 12 he began assisting his father with the funeral business. In December of 1982, Mr. Law, along with his father, relocated to Erie, Pa and established the Law Funeral Home which opened July 31, 1983. Since that time he endeavored for twenty-nine years to serve the Erie community through his service, with the principle of “making sure there is spiritually and socially redeeming value in whatever work you so.” Upon his father’s death in 2002, Mr. Law continued to manage the Brownsville establishment. With every funeral service he conducted, he had a philosophy of treating every service with the same care he would his own family members. Mr. Law strongly believed in supporting the community in which he served. He enthusiastically gave to local events, organizations and churches. He enjoyed sharing his “pearls of wisdom” with everyone he met. He was an avid fan of the Steelers and referred to himself as a “couch coach.” Mr. Law considered being a good father to be his proudest accomplishment. He leaves to cherish his memory two daughters whom he adored, Jessica law, Atlanta, Ga. And Kaylin Law, Erie, Pa. (Syracuse University): two sisters, Donna Law Cotton and her husband Marshall, and Brenda Lowery, all of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Donald Law, Jr. of Donora, Pa. and Anthony M. Law and his wife, Lisa, of Boston, Ma.; a cousin that was like a brother, Dwight M. Law and his wife, Chandra, OF Pittsburgh, PA.; former wife, Donna Ward Law, of Pittsburgh, PA.; five aunts, Cheerful Calloway, Florence Martin, Thelma Law, Elizabeth Shelton and Edith Rhymes; three nieces, Anissa Lowery Totten (Walter), Dawn Law Jones (Kentavious), and Samantha Law; four nephews Justin Law Lowery, Donald Law III, Derryll Johnson and Jemahid Lowery; former sister-in-law Linda Law and many cousins, including Chris Frost and Daun Grogan of Erie, who served an active role in the business, relatives, and friends. A special recognition to his staff at Law Funeral Home in Erie and Brownsville, Pa. for their faithful service throughout the years. Friends visited with the family on Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m. at LAW FUNERAL HOME, 2926 Pine Ave. Erie, PA. A service was held at 7 p.m. conducted by Rev. Anthony Harris of Shiloh Baptist Church. A second visitation will be held at the HOUSE OF LAW, 9406 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills, Pa. on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation is also Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 6th Street and Allen Ave., Donora, Pa. with services to follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Mon Valley Memorial park, Donora, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Baltimore Street, Brownsville, PA 15417.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 14, 2012

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bullet Abigail LAWRENCE died in 1900. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(108)

OBITUARY, Daily News Standard, July 23, 1900
MRS. ABIGAIL LAWRENCE
Mrs. Abigail Lawrence, wife of Messmore Lawrence of German township, died suddenly Sunday, July 22, at 4 o'clock at Dixmont, aged 76 years. Mrs. Lawrence leaves a husband and seven children, viz: William Newcomer of Nebraska, Joseph of Illinois, James of German township, Bazil of McClellandtown and Samuel of the County Home, Mrs. Elizabeth Carroll of Dunbar and Mrs. Nancy Trader of Georges township. The funeral arrangements have not been made. The remains will arrive this evening from Dixmont.


bullet Kathryn LAWRENCE obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)

Mrs. And Mrs. C. A. Pressey have returned to their home after attending funeral services for Mrs. Pressey's mother, Mrs. Kathryn Lawrence, who died Sunday, February 29, in Paducah, Ohio, after having been in failing health for several years.  Mrs. Lawrence was well known in Uniontown and vicinity, having made her home with her daughter here for a number of years.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 2.


Robert Eugene LAWRENCE, Sr. ( -1997)

Robert E. Lawrence, Sr.

   Robert Eugene "Bob" Lawrence, Sr., 70, of Point Marion, Pa., died Saturday, March 29, 1997, at his home. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Josephine W. Nuce Lawrence, whom he married on July 1, 1945; two sons, Robert E. Lawrence Jr., of Lake Lynn, Pa., and Franklin Dewey Lawrence of Carmichaels, Pa.; a daughter, Norma Jeanne Noakes of Point Marion; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Wolfe of Lake Lynn, Pa. The family will receive friends in the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, on Saturday, April 5, 1997 from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1997

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Sophie Barbara Olinzock LAWRENCE (1918-2008)

Sophie Barbara (Olinzock) Lawrence, 90, of Destin, Fla., formerly of Perryopolis, Fayette County, Pa., passed away September 12, 2008, in the home of her son, Edmund. She was born May 6, 1918, in Star Junction, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Lukasik Olinzock. Sophie was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, in Perryopolis, the Rosary Society, and St. Rita's Roman Catholic Church, in Destin, Florida.

She is survived by two sons: Edmund E. Lawrence and wife, Patricia, of Destin, Fla., Ronald A. Lawrence and wife, Margie, of Sarasota, Fla.; four granddaughters: Michelle Hastings, of Ft. Myers, Fla., Catherine Bradshaw, of Asheville, N.C., Christine Finney, of Spartanburg, S.C., Susan Rumsey, of Charlottesville, Va.; six great-grandchildren: Ian Bradshaw, Mia Bradshaw, Anna Rumsey, Charlotte Rumsey, Sophie Rumsey, and Helen Rumsey; two brothers: Eugene Olinzock, of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Frank Olinzock, of Star Junction.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Joseph Lawrence, brothers, Adam, Andrew, Benjamin, Joseph, and sister, Joan. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2008, at 11 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Perryopolis, Pa. The Rev. Father Bob Lubic will officiate. Interment will be private. Arrangements are being handled by the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME, INC., Perryopolis, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, October 9, 2008

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Walter Joseph LAWRENCE (1913-2005)

Walter Joseph Lawrence, age 91, of Destin, Florida, and formerly of Perryopolis, Pa., passed away Saturday, January 1, 2005, in Delta Health Care Center, Destin, Florida. He was born September 21, 1913, in Star Junction, Pa., son of the now late Michael Lawrence and Amelia (Fedrick) Lawrence. Walter was a member of Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, The Holy Name Society, The Rosary Society and The Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sophie Olinzock Lawrence; two sons: Edmund E. Lawrence of Destin, Florida, and Ronald A. Lawrence of Sarasota, Florida; four granddaughters: Michelle Hastings of Fort Myers, Florida, Catherine Bradshaw of Asheville, North Carolina, Christine Finney of Orlando, Florida, and Susan Rumsey of Charlottesville, Virginia; five great-grandchildren; two sisters: Mary Tomkovich of Trafford, Pa., and Mildred Fink of North Huntingdon, Pa.; and one brother, Frank Larence of Perryopolis, Pa.

There will be no visitation or services at this time. Arrangements are under direction of the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 106 East Independence Street, Perryopolis, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, January 3, 2005

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bullet Charles T. LAWSON died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

LAWSON, CHARLES T.

CHARLES T. LAWSON, aged 22 years died in the South Side Hospital, Pittsburgh, Tuesday morning at 10:40 o’clock.  He was a son of MR. and MRS. CHARLES L. LAWSON, formerly of this city, who moved to Pittsburgh a year ago.  In addition to his parents he is survived by a sister, SARAH RUTH at home.

Funeral services will be held in the L. Beinbauer and Sons funeral home, 2630 West Liberty avenue, Pittsburgh, Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock, with the Rev. Dr. Muir of the Bellefield Presbyterian church officiating.  Burial will be in Park Place cemetery, Uniontown, with the Rev. Dr. A. J. Allen of the Calvary M. P. church officiating. 
Morning Herald  2-14-1935


Thelma LAWSON ( -1931)

Obituary is typed as published. Death dates are inconsistent.

THELMA LAWSON

   Miss Thelma Lawson, 24, died Sunday, October 24, in Harlem Hospital, New York City. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Mary Wilson, 17 Bierer avenue. The body is being returned to Uniontown for burial and funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, October 8, 1931, page 11, column 3


LAWSON FUNERAL SERVICES

   Funeral services for Thelma Lawson, who died October 4 in the Harlem hospital, New York City, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the John Wesley A. M. E. Zion church, with Rev. J. R. McClendon in charge.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, October 10, 1931, page 4, column 3

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

Orr Lawton, aged 48 years, prominent Washington, Pa., business man, died at his home 40 Burton avenue, Washington, Sunday afternoon, May 5, 1935, at 2 o'clock following a heart attack suffered three hours earlier.
Mr. Lawton was well known in Fayette county where he and Mrs. Lawton, the former Marie Newcomer, daughter of the late Thomas S. and Hattie Newcomer, have many relatives.  He is survived by his widow and three children, Josephine, Robert and Edwin.
Funeral services will be held from the home at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
(Standard - May 6, 1935)

William J. LAYBURN Stone  (1822-1908)

  New Haven, Jan. 11,— William J. Layburn, aged 85 years, for many years a resident of New Haven, and one of the pioneer woolen manufacturers of Fayette and Washington counties, died Thursday evening at the home of his daughter in Allegheny. He came to Connellsville in the early 50's and was superintendent of a woolon mill for 15 years. He was then in similar work in Steubenville, Ohio, and Canonsburg, Pa., and was then night watchman at the B. & O. depot in Connellsville for a number of years. He then had a shoe store in New Haven but sold out and since led a retired life. The remains were brought to Connellsville this afternoon on the 3 o'clock train and services were held from the M. E. church by Rev. A. J. Ashe with interment in Hill Grove cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, January 11, 1908

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Prof. J. M. LAYHUE ( -1918)

PROF. J. M. LAYHUE

   Prof. J. M. Layhue, city superintendent of the summer public schools, Washington, died April 10th, following a five-days' illness of pneumonia. Prof. Layhue is a former well known resident of Fayette county. He received his early education at the California State Normal and at Valparaiso. After teaching several terms in the Franklin township schools he left for the state of Washington, where he had since resided.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, April 18, 1918, page 5, column 5

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Silas LAYHUE ( -1934)

Well Known Miner Is Found Dead

   Silas Layhue, aged 64, well known local resident and a member of the United Mine Workers of America, Leith local, was found dead in an out-building at the rear of his home, 23 Strawberry alley, Thursday afternoon, August 23, 1934, shortly after 3 o’clock. The man had died from an acute heart attack. Layhue had been in ill health for some time and had suffered with high blood pressure. For the past several days, however, he seemed in good spirits and had not been complaining of his condition. He left the house shortly after 2:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon and went out into the yard. His son, Silas Jr., aged 9, discovered his father’s corpse half an hour later. The body was carried into the house by members of the family and Dr. C. Franklin Smith was summoned. The physician pronounced that death had been due to a heart attack and notified Coroner S. A. Baltz. Several days ago the widow, Mrs. Lena Layhue and a daughter, Mrs. Violet Minnick, had gone to New York where the elder woman had been promised employment. News of the death was sent them immediately. Surviving are the widow, five sons, Albert, Harry, Clarence and Silas, Jr., at home, and William of Oliver No. 2; ten daughters, Ruth and Avrilla, at home, Mrs. Violet Minnick, Clyde; Mrs. Pearl Cole, Thompson 2; Mrs. Rose Johnson, Normalville; Mrs. Emma Smitley, Oliver No. 3; Mrs. Maggie Baughman, Keister; Mrs. Hannah Hennessey, Thompson 2; Myrtle, of Donora and Mrs. Minnie Perkins, Royal. Funeral arrangements later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, August 24, 1934, page 1, column 1,
continued to page 14, column 3


LAYHUE SERVICES

   Funeral services for Silas Layhue, who died suddenly at his home Strawberry Alley Thursday, August 22, 1934, at 2:30 p.m., will be held in the home Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock followed by services in the Laurel Hill Presbyterian church at 2 p.m. Rev. H. V. Layhew, assisted by Rev. David E. Minerd will officiate. Burial in Laurel Hill cemetery.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, August 25, 1934, page 3, column 1

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Clyde A. LAYMAN (1956-2010)

Layman, Clyde A. 54
South Connellsville

Clyde Alan Layman, 54, of South Connellsville, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2010, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born March 10, 1956, in Connellsville, a son of Clyde D. Layman, of Normalville, and the late Ethel (King) Layman. Clyde was Protestant by faith. He was employed by Crown Cork and Seal Co. as a fork lift operator since 1974. He enjoyed watching TV, especially the food channels. He served with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. Clyde is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Sherry Lynn (Aller) Layman; two sons, David Alan Layman and Brian Keith Layman, both at home; a daughter, Cheryl Lynne Williams, of Connellsville; grandchildren, Jessica Williams, Rebekah Williams, David Layman Jr., Dylan Layman and Kaylee Layman; two brothers, Randy Layman, of Connellsville, and Harry Layman and wife, Tammy, of Normalville. Friends will be received from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 South First St., West Side Connellsville. Interment will be private.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, June 25, 2010

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Clyde D. LAYMAN (1931-2013)

Layman, Clyde D. 81
Normalville

Clyde D. Layman, 81, of Normalville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in UPMC Shady Side. He was born May 8, 1931, in Connellsville, a son of the late Harry and Janie Walker Layman. Prior to his retirement, Clyde was a heavy equipment operator in the coal industry. He was a veteran of the Army during the Korean War and a member of the Donegal American Legion. Clyde will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his loving family: his children, Randy Neal Layman, of Ruffsdale, and Harry Clayton Layman and wife, Tammy, of Clinton; his grandchildren, Cheryl Williams and husband, Archie, David Layman and Brian Layman, all of Connellsville, Timothy Layman and wife, Michelle, Christopher Layman and Andrea and Matthew Layman, all of Normalville; his seven great-grandchildren; his brother, Lynn Layman and wife, Viola, of Ohio; and his sister, Wanda Eicher and husband, Albert, of Normalville. In addition to his parents, Clyde was predeceased by his wife, Ethel Lorraine King Layman; a son, Clyde Alan Layman; his sister, Mildred Layman; and his brothers, Harry Jr., James and Earl Layman. It was Clyde's request that there be no public viewing or services. Interment will be in the Normalville Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Clyde Brooks Funeral Home Inc.,


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January, 2013

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Elsie Mae LAYMAN (1940-2007)

Layman, Elsie M. 67
South Connellsville

Elsie Mae Layman, 67, of South Connellsville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. She was born Oct. 7, 1940, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Merle and Katharine Etling McKlveen. Elsie was a lifelong resident of the Connellsville area. She was a graduate of Connellsville High School and was a member of the Pennsville United Methodist Church. She was a home healthcare worker for TJ Care in Smithfield. Elsie is survived by a son, James W. Layman Jr. and wife, Camille, of Cibolo, Texas; a daughter, Tammy Getty and husband, Carl, of Connellsville; two stepdaughters, Wanda Eicher and husband, Albert, of Normalville, and Linda Porter, of Connellsville; three grandchildren, Michael and Daniel Flynn, both of South Carolina, and Katherine Flynn, of Connellsville; several stepgrandchildren; a great-granddaughter, Tamara; several stepgreat-grandchildren; and two sisters, Learae McKlveen and Alona Long, both of Connellsville. In addition to her parents, Elsie was predeceased by her husband, James W. Layman Sr., in 1980; a sister, Katharine Romaine Layman; and a special niece, Connie Layman. It was Elsie's wish that there be no public viewing or services. Interment will be in Laws Cemetery, next to her late husband. Arrangements are under the direction of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St. Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, November 3, 2007

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Franklin LAYMAN (1893-1893)

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

Franklin Layman

White, male, 3 months old
   Born—–June, 1893, Dawson
   Died—–September 5, 1893
   Cause of death–Cholera Infantum
   Residence–Morton St., Dawson
   Father–Irvin Layman
   Mother–Mary Layman


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 92, line 28

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Gilbert R. LAYMAN, Jr. (1937-2002)

Layman, Jr., Gilbert R.
Dickerson Run

Gilbert R. Layman Jr., 64, of Dickerson Run, died Monday, April 29, 2002 in the Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Oct. 29, 1937 in Clinton, a son of the late Gilbert R. and Edith Walker Layman Sr. He was a resident of Dickerson Run for the last 32 years. Prior to his retirement in 1999, he worked for the Anchor Hocking Corp. glass plant in South Connellsville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Dunbar Township Lions Club. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Vanderbilt. Gilbert is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Shirley L. Cox Layman; two sons, Richard Colbert and wife, Michele, of Connellsville and David Colbert of Pittsburgh; two daughters, Marian Lancaster and her husband, Bob, and Irene Rush and her husband, Dave, all of Dawson; nine grandchildren, Richard, Jason, Clifford and Gregory Colbert, Meghan and Lauren Cernuska, Christopher Golden and Cheyenne and Jack Lancaster; a brother, Roy Layman of Leisenring; four sisters, Elizabeth Fulton and Mabel Hull, both of Normalville, Margaret Hull of Clinton and Sharon Shreve of Connellsville. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Carolyn Ann Sebek and infant twins. Family and friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Minister Richard Schimansky officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Dickerson Run Union Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Church of Christ in Vanderbilt in memory of Gilbert R. Layman Jr.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, May 1, 2002

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Grace L. LAYMAN (1924-2006)

Layman, Grace L. 82
Connellsville, Formerly of Scottdale

Grace L. (Privette) Layman, 82, of Connellsville, and former longtime resident of Scottdale, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, in UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born in Great Falls, S.C. April 10, 1924, a daughter of the late Fred C. and Belle (Wilson) Privette. Grace was a 58-year member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Scottdale. She was a graduate of Shelby High School, North Carolina, and also attended the University of North Carolina. She was a member of the former Laurel Swingers Square Dancers and the Scottdale Senior Citizens Organization. Grace was the owner and operator of the former McFarland Hat Shop in Connellsville in the 1950s and also owned and operated "Catering with Grace" in the 1970s. She enjoyed her hobby of making crosses for the church and friends and was well-known for her cooking and baking of cakes and her zest for life. Grace leaves to cherish her memories, her loving and devoted husband of 59 years, Joseph W. Layman Jr., whom she married on Dec. 15, 1946; her daughter, Karen Louise Kelley and her husband, Donald, of Connellsville; her son, Joseph W. Layman III and his significant other, Susan Kahl, of Monarch; her daughter, Robin E. Halfhill and her husband, Jeffrey L., of Connellsville; her five loving grandchildren, Michael Kelley, of Connellsville, Kristina Peck and her husband, Denney, of Markleysburg, Jeffrey S. Halfhill and Heidi Halfhill, both of Connellsville, Monica Hodge and her husband, Daniel, of Pueblo, Colo.; and her seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Grace was preceded in death by her infant brother, Horace Privette; her two sisters, Doris June Miller and Margaret Wright. Grace?s family will greet friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. Her funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Trinity United Methodist Church, Scottdale, with her pastor, the Rev. Herbert G. Gates III, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, November 1, 2006

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Harry LAYMAN (1896-1976)

HARRY LAYMAN, 77, of Normalville, R.D. 1, (Clinton) died Wednesday afternoon at his home. He was born Sept. 10, 1896, in Saltlick Township, a son of the late William and Cora Shaffer Layman. He had been a life-long resident of Saltlick Township, was a retired employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Highways as a bridge foreman, and was a member of Clinton Church of God. Surviving are five sons, James of Akron, Ohio, Harry Jr., Earl and Clyde, all of Normalville, R.D. 1, and Glenn of Bellbrook, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Albert (Wanda) Eicher of Normalville, R.D. 1; 18 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; one brother, Roy of Champion, and three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Walker of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Myrtle Weimer and Mrs. Ruth Shultz, both of Normalville, R.D. 1. He was predeceased by his wife, Janie Walker Layman, in 1954; one daughter, Mildred Layman; three brothers, Gilbert, Hobart and Henry, and one sister, Mrs. Stella Warnick.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, April 29, 1976, page 4, column 5


LAYMAN— Friends of Harry Layman of Normalville, R.D. 1 (Clinton), who died Wednesday, April 28, 1976, will be received at the family residence. The body will be removed to the Clinton Church of God Saturday where it will lie in state from noon to 2 p.m., the hour of service there with the Rev. John L. Woods officiating. Interment in Laws Cemetery, near Clinton. Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., Route 711 at Melcroft, in charge of arrangements.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, April 30, 1976, page 4, column 6

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Henry LAYMAN ( -1935)

HENRY LAYMAN

   Henry Layman, 18, died at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, May 20, 1935, in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Layman, of Clinton. Death was attributed to complications resulting from an attack of rheumatism. Surviving besides his parents are the following brothers and sisters: Harry Layman, of Clinton; Mrs. Gertie Richter, of Clinton; Mrs. Stella Wingrove, High House; Gilbert, Myrtle, Roy, Hobart and Ruth Layman, all at home. Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Clinton Church of God with the pastor, Rev. J. H. Busch, officiating. Burial will be in Nicholson cemetery at Clinton.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, May 22, 1935, page 12, column 7

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John LAYMAN ( -1928)

JOHN LAYMAN

   John Layman, aged 81 years, 11 days, died at his home at Clinton, Saltlick township, Wednesday, February 15, at 2:45 o'clock. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Layman, and the following children: Irvin of Pennsville; William of Clinton; John of Collier; Robert of Clinton; Sarah of Collier; Mrs. William Newman of Keisterville and Mrs. Joanna Burkholder of Normalville. The following brothers and sisters also survive: J. D. Layman of Scottdale; Mrs. Sarah Caldwell of Clinton and Mrs. Susan Knopsnider. He is also survived by 63 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. Short funeral services will be held in the home at Clinton, Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock followed by additional services in the Clinton church at 1:45 o'clock. Burial will be in the Laws cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday Evening, February 17, 1928, page 15, column 1


   John Layman, a prominent (paper torn) of Clinton, Fayette County, Pa, passed away at his home Wednesday morning, February 15, 1928, aged 81 years and 11 days. He was preceded to the grave by his first wife, Mary Raymond, whom he married June 10, 1869. To this union were born two children, Irvin Layman and Joanna Burkholder. His second marriage was to Mary J. Burkholder, Dec. 23, 1877. The widow and five children survive to mourn their loss: William, Bertha Newman, Robert, Sadie Hoke and John Layman. He lived near Clinton all his life, and will be missed by the church and social life of the community. He joined the Church Of God September 30, 1879 at Buchanon. He did all that he could and we feel that God had need of him, so he took him. Funeral services were held February 19th, at the Clinton church, conducted by the writer, assisted by Rev. William Knopsnyder and Sylvester Fulton. remainder of article is missing or unreadable


From newspaper clipping found at Chestnut Ridge Historical Society, Stahlstown, PA

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Roy H. LAYMAN (1943-2004)

Layman, Roy H.
Leisenring

Roy H. Layman, 60, of Leisenring died Wednesday Jan. 14, 2004, at his home. He was born Aug. 23, 1943, in Normalville, a son of the late Gilbert and Edith Walker Layman. Roy was employed by Anchor Glass for 38 years. He was a graduate of Connellsville High School and was a member of Faith Bible Church and the Mens Brotherhood. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Betty J. Burkett Layman; three children, Sherry Chandler and her husband, Donald of Athens, Pa., Gilbert Layman and his wife, Theresa of Mount Pleasant and Betty Lynn Layman at home; two grandchildren, Jessica and Eric Shal; and four sisters, Peg Hull and her husband, John, Elizabeth "Pung" Hull and her husband, Rick and Betty Fulton, all of Normalville, and Sherry Shreves and her husband, Bill of Connellsville. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Gilbert Layman, and a sister, Caroline. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Friday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Wingrove Jr. and the Rev. Barry Witt officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillview Cemetery, Rogers Mills.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 15, 2004

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Ruby P. LAYMAN ( -2008)

Layman, Ruby P. 81
Champion

Ruby P. Layman, 81, of Champion, passed away Thursday, Oct. 16. 2008, at her home. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft. A private funeral service for the family will be held Saturday with Pastor Barry Conn officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Saltlick Township


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, October 17, 2008

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Shirley L. LAYMAN (1934-2006)

Layman, Shirley L.
Dickerson Run

Shirley L. Layman, age 72, of Dickerson Run, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2006. She was born Feb. 23, 1934, at Connellsville. Shirley was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Hazel Custer Cox. Shirley was a member of the Vanderbilt Church of Christ, Vanderbilt, Dunbar Lioness Club, former Den Mother of the Cub Scouts 168 and a volunteer for the last 20 years at the Connellsville Senior Citizen Center. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She is survived by the following children: Richard B. Colbert Jr. and wife, Michele, of Connellsville, Marian G. Lancaster and husband, Bob, of Linden Hall, Irene L. Rush and husband, David, of Dawson, David W. Colbert, of Pittsburgh; she also is survived by nine grandchildren: Richard, Jason, Clifford and Gregory Colbert, Christopher Golden, Jack and Cheyenne Lancaster, Meghan and Lauren Cernuska. Shirley also has two great-grandchildren: Alexis and Ashlyln Wandel. She has one brother, Jeff Cox and wife, Donna, of Hampton, Va.; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Richard B. Colbert, and second husband, Gilbert R. Layman; one brother, Charles Cox, and one grandson, Edward Wandel. Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 106 E. Independence St., Perryopolis, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and until 11 a.m. Monday, the hour of service. The Rev. Rich Schimansky will officiate. Interment will be in the Dickerson Run Union Cemetery, Dickerson Run. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vanderbilt Church of Christ, Vanderbilt, Pa. 15486.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, March 10, 2006

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Anderson LAYMON, Jr. ( -2006)

Anderson Laymon, Jr.

Anderson Laymon, Jr., 79, of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Uledi, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Saturday, July 8, 2006, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Audrey; daughters, Alicia and Linda; sons, Lester, Gary, Stanley, Steven, Larry, and Anthony; sister, Lorraine Tarpley; brothers, Norman, William, Owen, Marvin, and Clinton; a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Smith Funeral Home in Cleveland, Ohio.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, July 13, 2006

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Abram LAYTON ( -1933)

Perry Man Still
In Critical Condition

   Hovering between life and death in the Uniontown Hospital, Abraham Layton, 75-year-old carpenter, of Perryopolis, according to hospital authorities claims that the bullet wound which he suffered was accidental. It is said that the gun which he had in his hand while lying in bed exploded, accidentally inflicting the wound and he did not attempt to take his own life. At 6:30 o’clock, Tuesday morning, Mary Klegg, housekeeper for Layton for years, heard a shot sound in his bedroom while she was downstairs preparing breakfast. Hurrying to his room she found him covered with blood and a revolver lying by his side.

   She ran to the home of Henry Thompson, who for years had been Layton’s intimate and friend. Mr. Thompson and Director Wade went to the house and to their surprise found the victim still conscious. “I don’t know whether it was accidental or not,” Layton replied in response to their questions. They quickly removed him to an ambulance and hurried to Uniontown hospital, arriving in town at 8:45. Layton, it was said, always slept with a revolver under his pillow, that having been a habit of many years standing. His sister, Mrs. Sara Slocum, the only surviving immediate relative, lived in the next house adjoining the Layton home. He had long been a sufferer from neuritis and rheumatism.

   Mrs. Klegg later said that Mr. Layton called her to his side at 5:40 o’clock and complained that he was suffering intensely with neuritis. She rubbed his shoulders with a liniment and otherwise tried to assist. Then she says he declared he was feeling better and suggested that she go downstairs and get the breakfast. When she heard the shot and rushed upstairs, Mrs. Klegg says that Layton was sitting up in bed with the revolver still at his side. He said he didn’t know whether he shot himself or the gun went off accidentally. Layton has two sisters, Mrs. Sara Slocum of Perryopolis and Mrs. A. C. Carson of Akron, Ohio.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, January 18, 1933, page 11, column 1


Abram Layton, 74,
Succumbs to Bullet Wound in His Head

   Abram Layton, 74 years, three months and 16 days old of Perryopolis, died Tuesday night at 9:35 o’clock in the Uniontown Hospital where he had been a patient for a week. He died from a gunshot wound which Layton had said, while conscious at the institution, was accidentally sustained. Mr. Layton had been represented as saying some time ago that he wasn’t going to live much longer. He was found sitting on his bed in a conscious condition with a gun at his side by his housekeeper who had heard a shot. Layton said that he didn’t know if it was accidental or not at th time a though later at the hospital he was said to have declared that the gun went off accidentally. The bullet followed the contour of the skull and penetrated only the outer layer of the brain. There had been hope held for this recovery but a change in his condition Tuesday was for the worse.

   Mr. Layton was born at Perryopolis and spent his entire life there. He was a retired carpenter. He was one of the most widely know residents of Perry township. Mr. Layton in survived by two sisters, Mrs. B. C. Slocum of Perryopolis and Mrs. Ash Carson of Canfield, Ohio. He was unmarried. The body was removed to the funeral parlors of B. M. Wade & Daughter, Mrs. Ruth Jones, where it was prepared for burial. The funeral service will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Wade Funeral Home with Rev. Carl. L. Chapman, pastor of the Perryopolis Methodist Episcopal Church officiating. Interment will be made in Mount Washington Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, January 25, 1933, page 5, column 4


ABRAM LAYTON SERVICES

   Funeral services for Abram Layton, Perryopolis carpenter who died in the Uniontown Hospital Tuesday night as the result of an alleged self-inflicted bullet wound will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Wade Funeral home at Perryopolis. Rev. Carl Chapman, pastor of the Perryopolis Methodist Episcopal church will conduct the services. Burial in Mount Washington cemetery at Perryopolis.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 26, 1933, page 4, column 1


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

LAYTON BEQUEATHS ESTATE
OF $3,600 TO SISTERS, BROTHER

  UNIONTOWN, Feb. 14— The will of the late Abram Layton, aged contractor of Perryopolis, who fought a valiant battle against death after a bullet had been fired through his brain was probated Monday afternoon by Register George C. Brown. He left an estate valued at $3,600 to his brother and two sisters. Mr. Layton directed that his four roomed house at Perryopolis be deeded outright to his sister, Sarah R. Slocum. The balance of the estate be divided among his brother and two sisters, George W. Layton, Mrs. Ellen Carson and Mrs. Slocum. All household goods, furniture and tools, are divided equally, share and share alike. H. H. Slocum, a brother-in-law is named executer. The will bears the date of October 5, 1922.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday Evening, February 14, 1933, page 1, column 4

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bullet Abraham LAYTON died in 1862. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(73)

At his residence in Perry Tp., on the 4th of Nov., of Dropsy of the Chest, Mr. ABRAHAM LAYTON, aged 64 years.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa., November 20, 1862.
Vol. 2., No. 42. pg 5, col. 3.


Abraham LAYTON ( -1852)

OBITUARIES

DIED, at his residence, in Perry tp., on Sunday, June 13th, ABRAHAM LAYTON, in the 83d year of his age. Being baptized upon his profession of faith in Christ, he became connected with the Freewill Baptist denomination, some thirty-five years since, during which time his deportment among men showed it not to be a vain profession. In death, his faith failed not; but wholly relying upon Christ and his right conscious, resigned himself into his hands and fell asleep.

“Now heedless o’er his silent dust,
The storms of life may beat.”

      Com.


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

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Carl L. LAYTON ( -2004)

Carl L. Layton
Connellsville

Carl L. Layton, 81, of Connellsville, died Tuesday morning, April 20, 2004, in Highlands Hospital. Carl served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Surviving are his companion, Elizabeth Hartford; a sister, Edith Lint of Vanderbilt, and three nephews and a niece. At his request, there will be no public viewing. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ralph E. Galley Funeral Home in Dawson. Services and interment will be private.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, April 21, 2004

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Charlotta Kelley LAYTON (1906-1971)

LAYTON, CHARLOTTA KELLEY— Age 65 years of Carlisle, Pa., and formerly of Brownsville, died Monday, July 12, 1971, at 10 a.m. in the Carlisle Hospital, Carlisle, Pa. She was born March 5, 1906 in Jefferson Twp., the daughter of the late Frank Albert and Mary Higinbotham Kelley. She was a member of the Methodist Faith. She is survived by two sons, Col. Thomas C. Layton of Washington, D. C., Douglas L. Layton of Atlanta, Ga.; six grandchildren, four sisters; Mrs. Henry S. Kenah of Miami, Fla., Mrs. Joseph Toolen of Clearwater, Fla., Mrs. Louise Doak of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Wilbur B. Forsyth of Perryopolis, R. D. 1. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Charles C. Layton, in 1955. Friends will be received in the Homer L. Crawford Funeral Home, 126 Front St., Brownsville after 7 p.m. today and until Thursday at 1:30 p.m., the hour of service. Rev. Glenwood Davis, Jr. will officiate. Interment in Redstone Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, July 13, 1971, page 15, column 8

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Doris I. LAYTON (1923-2006)

Doris I Layton
Manchester, N.Y.
Formerly of Connellsville

Doris I. Layton, 83, of Manchester, N.Y., formerly of Connellsville, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2006. She was born Jan. 15, 1923, in Uniontown, a daughter of the late John and Jesse Palmer Yowler. Doris was a graduate of North Union High School. She was employed by the U.S. Government War Department during World War II. Doris worked for Connellsville Township as a secretary, where she assisted her late husband Eugene Layton, who was a Connellsville Township Supervisor for many years. Doris is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Secosky and her husband James, of Manchester, N.Y., with whom Doris resided, and Candy Johnson and her husband Thomas, of Jacobs Creek; a son, Ronald Layton, of California; ten grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; a brother, John W. Yowler and wife Irene, of Uniontown; several nieces and nephews. Doris was predeceased by her husband Eugene Layton in 1989; three brothers, Glenn, Charles and Alvin Yowler; two sisters, Nell McVey and Viola Yowler. Friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and until 1:30 p.m. Sunday, the hour of service, with Pastor Robert Chambers Officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, May 27, 2006

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Eliza Ann Barstow LAYTON (1818-1893)

Eliza Ann Barstow Layton
White, female, 75 years old, married
   Cause of death–Paralysis, ill 3 hours
   Born–1818, Perry Twp., Washington County
   Died–December 11, 1893
   Buried–Little Redstone Church Cemetery
   Husband–Hugh Ford Layton
   Child–Keziah Layton Stewart


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 92, line 16

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Elizabeth LAYTON (1826-1897)

Elizabeth Layton
White, female, 71 years old, married
   Cause of death–Chematism
   Born–1826
   Died–April 30, 1897
   Buried–Dawson Cochran Cemetery


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 95, line 163

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Eugene A. LAYTON (1925-1989)

Information taken from the obituary published in the local newspaper.

Eugene A. Layton
White, male, 63 years old, of McCoy Road, Connellsville.
A Former Connellsville Twp. Supervisor With 24 Years Of Service.
A Veteran Of WW II - U.S. Army.
   Born–September 2, 1925, New Alexandra, Pa.
   Died–June 25, 1989
   Father–Howard Layton
   Mother–Margaret E. Newhouse Layton
   Spouse–Doris I. Yowler Layton
   Children–Ronald, Cheryl Layton Secosky and Candance Layton Lepre Johnson


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

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Howard L. LAYTON ( -1995)

Howard L. Layton

   Howard L. Layton, 78, of Fayette City, Pa., (Sisleytown), died Thursday, June 22, 1995, in Monongahela Valley Hospital Inc., Carroll Township, after a very short illness. He is survived by one daughter, Mary Elizabeth and husband, Arthur Kirkpatrick of Belle Vernon, Pa.; by a grandson; a granddaughter; a great- grandson; two brothers, Ralph Layton of Bowling Green, Ohio and Russell Layton of Millvale, Pa.; and a very special friend, Ruth. Friends will be received today from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., in the Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home, Fayette City, Pa., and Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

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John Miller LAYTON ( -1936)

JOHN M. LAYTON

  SHENANDOAH, Jan. 2— John Miller Layton, a resident of town for the past year and a half, passed away at 11 o’clock Tuesday night at the home of his daughter, Mr. Florence Hefflefinger of 25 South Carbon street. The deceased, who was 62 years of age, died following a short illness. Although he resided here only a short time, Mr. Layton numbered many friends who will be grieved to learn of his demise. Mr. Layton and his family moved here from Dawson, Fayette county. Surviving are his widow, Ella; one daughter, Mrs. Florence Hefflefinger, and five sons, Martin, Harry and John of Brandonville; Ralph and Blayne at home; several grandchildren; four brothers, Burns of Connellsville, Arthur of McKeesport, George of Ambridge and Lyman of Fort Wayne, Ind., and five sisters, Mrs. Gus Attenburg of Scottdale, Mrs. John Alexander of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Martin Carson of Uniontown, Mrs. Anna Taylor of Kansas City and Mrs. George Hixonbaugh of Iowa. The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon with services at the home of his daughter. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, Brandonville.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 2, 1936, page 6, column 3

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Leona May Reagan Wishard LAYTON (1935-2006)

Leona M. Layton
Everson

Leona May (Reagan) Wishard Layton, 71, of Everson, was called home to be with her Lord on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born May 12, 1935, in Ruffsdale, a daughter of the late Charles C. and Ruth G. (Soles) Reagan. Leona was a former member of the former Ruffsdale Southern Baptist Church, where she was the piano player for many years. She was a longtime member of the Everson Democrat Club. Leona was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and throughout the years obtained many autographed memorabilia, as well as being photographed with some of the players. She leaves to cherish her memories, her loving and devoted son, Harry Earl Wishard and his wife, Darlene Ann (Shuba), of Hunker; her three daughters, Carmel Lynn Layton McCloy and her husband, James, of Greensburg, Brenda Lee Layton Mendicino, of Scottdale, and Charlene R. Layton Baker and her husband, John, of Everson; her 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Leona was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Layton, on Nov. 17, 2001; and her son, Dana Owen Wishard, on July 23, 1979. Leona's family will greet friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 West Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Keith Solomon and the Rev. Ralph A. Mostolloer co-officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Mt Lebanon Cemetery, Tarrs.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, December 30, 2006

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Lucy LAYTON Stone  (1864-1932)

LUCY LAYTON

   Mrs. Lucy Layton, aged 63 years, died Friday morning at 8:30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Clark of Lemont, of complications. She was the daughter of Samuel and Eliza Sidebottom. She is survived by one son, Howard Layton; two daughters, Mrs. John Clark of Lemont and Mrs. G. S. Wright of Akron, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Irizan Philburn of Rock Ridge; Mrs. Frank Jeffries and Mrs. W. S. Bowlang, both of Connellsville. Also seven grandchildren and four great- grandchildren survive. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the home of Mrs. John Clark at Lemont with Rev. C. L. Page officiating. Burial in Hill Grove cemetery, Connellsville.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, October 15, 1932, page 11, column 1

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Robert E. LAYTON (1938-2011)

Robert E. Layton
Vanderbilt

Robert E. Layton, 72, of Vanderbilt, passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. He was born June 24, 1938, in Connellsville, the son of the late James H. and Julia Loya Layton. Robert was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Perryopolis. He was a proud veteran serving in the Army. He was a member of VFW Post 21 of Connellsville and the American Legion of Dunbar. He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Peggy) Layton; one son, Jason Layton and wife, Danita, of Vanderbilt; two grandchildren, Hannah and Jacob; two brothers, James E. Layton, of Uniontown, and John H. Layton and wife, Sue, of Connellsville; one sister, Rosalind Quinn, of Connellsville; one cousin, Roy Fuller and wife, Connie, of Perryopolis; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 305 Rear Independence St., Perryopolis, on Monday, Jan. 10, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A prayer service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Perryopolis, with the Rev. Father Bob Lubic as celebrant. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Perryopolis. Graveside Military Rites will be accorded by VFW Gold Star Post 7023 and American Legion 752, of Perryopolis.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 10, 2011

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William LAYTON ( -1995)

William Layton

   William Layton, 91, of Fayette City, Pa., died Thursday, June 8, 1995, in the Monongahela Valley Hospital Inc., after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife, Irene Nutt Stimmell Layton; by one son, William C. Layton and his wife, Irene of Venice, Fla.; by one stepson, John R. Stimmell and his wife, Patty of Belle Vernon R.D.; by one sister, Mary Scullion of Fayette City R.D.; three grandchildren; two step- grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., in the Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home and Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

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Julianna D. Salitrik LAZOR (1908-1995)

Julianna D. Lazor

   Julianna D. Salitrik Lazor, 86, of Mount Pleasant R.D. 1 and a native of Uniontown died Friday in her home. She is survived by children, Gertrude Ann Lazor Yesho and her husband, Robert, of Jeannette, Monica Lazor Keenan and her husband, Michael, of Baton Rouge, la., and Bernard Lazor and his wife, Janet, of Warren, Mich.; seven grandchildren; a sister, Sr. Gertrude Salitrik, O.L.V.N. , of Gary, Ind.; and a brother, Elmer Salitrik of Ohiopyle. Friends will be received at the Jay A. Hoffer Funeral Home, Main St., Norvelt, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 9:30 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– December 6, 1908
   Died—– July 7, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1995

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Daniel C. LEACH ( -1871)

DIED

LEACH— Sept. 3d, at Worcester, Mass., of Typhoid Fever, Daniel C. Leach, late of Dunbar, aged 21 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 7, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 35, page 3, column 6

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Thomas A. LEAGUE Stone  (1876-1919)

Thomas A. League 1876 - 1919

   Here, in Redstone Cemetery, lies the moral remains of the late Thomas League. He was one of many taken during the great influenza pandemic. His ancestors include his namesake, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and the first Protestant Governor of Colonial Maryland. Originally from England, they became Quakers and migrated with other Friends from Maryland to Virginia and then Pennsylvania, because of William Penn's reputation for religious tolerance. Their Society of Friends included Rees Cadwallader. Thomas' ancestors were pacifists, yet, they bore arms in defense of their homeland.

   He was my Godfather's Father.


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THOMAS A. LEAGUE

   Following an illness of pneumonia, Thomas A. League, 43 years old, died Thursday morning at his home in South Brownsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, February 28, 1919, page 2, column 4

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bullet David Harry LEAMON died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(15)

DAVID H. LEAMON
David Harry Leamon, former councilman and churchman of Greensburg died in h is Highland Avenue Home there Wednesday night, August 1, 1934.
A native of Brownsville where he was born January 4, 1864, Mr. Leamon had resided in Greensburg for the last 35 years. He formerly lived at Alverton and was in the employ of the H.C. Frick Coke Company. In Greensburg, however, he was associated with the Keystone Coal & Coke Company.
Surviving are his widow, Elizabeth M. Leamon; one son, Harry G. Leamon of Los Angeles, Cal.; and two brothers, Boyd Leamon of Grafton W.Va. and William Leamon of Riverside Cal.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the First Baptist Church in charge of Dr. Roger H. Williams. Burial in Hillview Cemetery.
Aug 18 1934


Arnold G. LEAPLINE (1959-2008)

Arnold G. Leapline
Bumpass,Va.
Formerly of Jeannette

Arnold Glenn Leapline, 48, of Bumpass, Va., formerly of Mechanicsville, Va., and Jeannette, Westmoreland County, Pa., passed away Monday, March 31, 2008, in the Memorial Regional Medical Center, Mechanicsville, Va. He was born Sept. 22, 1959, in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., the beloved son of Ernestine (Martin) Leapline Eberts, of Claridge, and the late George G. Leapline. Arnold was a 1977 graduate of Penn Trafford High School, in Westmoreland County, Pa., and was employed as a mortgage loan closer by Sun Trust Mortgage. He was Protestant by faith.

Arnold is survived and will be greatly missed by his loving and devoted family, his mother, Ernestine; two sisters, Janice Shippy and her husband, Dale, of Caney, Kan., and Lisa Sementuh and her husband, Dave, of Claridge; two nieces, Mrs. Sara Diveley and Glynna Shippy; and a nephew, Cory Sementuh. He will be remembered fondly by many friends and co-workers, and his special friends, Chris and Gina.

Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at VAIA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, Westmoreland County, Pa., 724-468-1177. Funeral services for Arnold will be held at 10 am. Saturday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.

To send online expressions of sympathy, or for grief support information or directions, please visit www.vaiafuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions in Arnold's honor may be made to the American Heart Association, 15120 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, Ill., 60693.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, April 3, 2008

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Barbara Sue LEAPLINE (1954-1954)

Dunbar RD 2 Baby
Dies, 14 Weeks Old

   Barbara Sue Leapline, 14-week-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leapline, R. D. 2 Dunbar, died on arrival at Connellsville State hospital at 1:55 p.m., yesterday. She had been under a doctor’s care for some time. She is survived by her parents, five brothers, one sister and a maternal grandparent, Albert Bodkin, of Dunbar. Services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Burhans funeral home with Rev. Raymond Hitchcock, of Vanderbilt, officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Auburn cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, April 24, 1954, page 2, column 2

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Brenan Dale LEAPLINE Headstone (1970-1988)

BRENAN DALE LEAPLINE

Brenan Dale Leapline, age 17, of Dunbar R.D. 1, died Wednesday as the result of an automobile accident. He would have been a senior at Connellsville Area High School this fall, and was a member of the Franklin memorial Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, Vince and Barbara Gearhart Leapline, he is survived by one sister, Karen Leapline; and Grandparents, Leona Breakiron and Joseph and Rita Guzy. He was preceded in death by one sister Kimberly Leapline and his grandfather, Melvin (Jake) Breakiron.

Friends will be received at the Burhan-Crouse Funeral Home from 12-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. today and Saturday, and until 2 p.m. on Sunday. Interment in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, July 20, 1988

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David E. LEAPLINE (1911-1972)

LEAPLINE, DAVID E.— Age 61 years of Alliance, Ohio, formerly of Dunbar, died Monday, May 1, 1972, in Alliance City Hospital. He was born March 8, 1911 in Dunbar. He was the son of the late William and Iva Coffman Leapline. He was a member of the Massolin Baptist Temple. Surviving are his wife Mary E. Leapline; one stepson, Clarence Noland, Alliance, Ohio, two step daughters, Mrs. Laura Brown, Massolin, Ohio and Mrs. Roxie Tolbert, Canton, Ohio; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one brother, Charles, Dunbar; four sisters, Mrs. Violet Kusto, Jeannette, Mrs. Ruby Liston, Mt. Braddock, Mrs. Emily Bigley, Dunbar, Mrs. Elva McDowell, Lebanon, Pa. He was predeceased by three brothers, Lester, Harry, and Wilbert. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Cassidy and Turkle Funeral Home, Alliance, Ohio and viewing will be held at Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, and graveside services will be held at 3:15 p.m. in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, May 3, 1972, page 37, column 8

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David S. LEAPLINE (1880-1946)

DAVID S. LEAPLINE

   David S. Leapline, 66, of Pechin, a retired employee of the West Penn Power Company here, died suddenly at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at his home of a heart attack. Born March 30, 1880, he was the son of the late Henry and Celestine Leapline of Dunbar and was a lifelong resident of that vicinity. Mr. Leapline was a motor repairman for the West Penn Power Company at the time of his retirement in April, 1946, and had been with that concern for 35 years. He was a member of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church at Dunbar. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Smitley Leapline, two sons, George and Richard of Dunbar; one daughter, Mrs. A. T. Moyer of Rhinelander, Wis., several grandchildren; seven sisters, Mrs. Lillian Coughenour of Scottdale, Mrs. Frances Mantell and Mrs. Benita Frazier of Connellsville, Mrs. Barbara Cramer and Mrs. Minnie Defour of Swissvale, Mrs. Sylvia Martin of Dunbar, and Mrs. Mabel Bradley of Greensburg; two brothers, Grover Leapline of Connellsville and William Leapline of Dunbar. The body will be removed to the home after 5 p.m. this afternoon. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home with Rev. W. S. Hamilton, pastor of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be made in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, May 29, 1946, page 2, column 3

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Deserae Joy LEAPLINE Stone  ( -1994)

Deserae Leapline

   Deserae Joy Leapline, infant daughter of Daniel and Janet Reese Leapline of Champion, died Tuesday at Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. In addition to her parents, she is survived by one brother, Branden Keith; one sister, Danyelle Mae, at home; maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Evelyn Reese of Champion, R.D. 1; and paternal grandparents, Ronald and Nellie Leapline of Dunbar. Funeral services were held Thursday under the direction of the Clyde Brooks Funeral Home Inc., Route 711, Melcroft.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1994

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Estella H. LEAPLINE (1905-1977)

MRS. GEORGE H. LEAPLINE

   Mrs. Estella H. Leapline, 71, Dunbar, died Tuesday morning at her home following a lingering illness. She was born in Dawson on Sept. 8, 1905, a daughter of the late Henry and Daisy Hagerman. She attended the Dunbar Baptist Church and was a member of the Willing Workers Class. Surviving are her husband, George A. Leapline; one son, Glenn of Jeannette, R.D. 2; a daughter, C. Graydon (Wanda) Witt of McKeesport, and five grandchildren.


LEAPLINE— Friends of Mrs. Estella H. Leapline of Dunbar, who died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 1977, will be received in the Burhans Funeral Home in Dunbar from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Thursday, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Evan L. Shaffer officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Dunbar


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, August 17, 1977, page 3, columns 5 & 6

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Gerald Francis 'Jerry' LEAPLINE (1939-2004)

Gerald Francis "Jerry" Leapline Sr., age 64, of Connellsville, Pa., died Sunday, May 2, 2004, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. He was born July 9, 1939, in Dunbar, Pa., son of Wilbert Clinton Leapline and Goldie "Margaret" Provance Leapline. "Jerry" was a Veteran of the United States Army. He was formerly employed as a Ladlelor by Duraloy-Blawnox in Scottdale, Pa. He was an Honorary Member of the Dunbar Volunteer Fire Department and a member of United Steel Workers of America.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Wilbert Clinton Leapline Jr. (February 21, 2004). He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Eleanor Beal Leapline; children: Eleanor Jean Leapline at home, Gerald Francis Leapline, Jr. and wife Salvia, Connellsville, Pa., Tina Silbaugh and husband Robert, Gibbon Glade, Pa., and Cindy Leapline and special friend Shawn Fullem at home; sisters: Loretta Leapline, Connellsville, and Janet Widdowson and husband David, Wickliffe, Ohio; grandsons: James Silbaugh, Matthew Silbaugh, Douglas Silbaugh; Brother-in-Law, William Beal and special friend Shirley Fullem, Normalville, Pa.; special niece, Melissa Beal; and several other nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Pa., on Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, May 6, until 1 p.m., the hour of Service with Pastor Lee Maley officiating.


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

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Goldie M. Provance LEAPLINE Headstone (1916-2002)

Goldie M. Leapline
Connellsville

Goldie Margaret Leapline, 85, of Connellsville, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at home. She was born Oct. 30, 1916, in Dunbar, the daughter of the late Washington Provance and the late Rebecca Holland Provance Bryner. She was a retired waitress and was of the Methodist faith. She was also preceded by her husband, Wilbert C. Leapline Sr.; brothers, Ray Provance and Lindley Franks; and infant sisters. Survived by the following children: Wilbert C. Leapline, Jr. and wife, Connie, of Jacksonville, Fla., Gerald F. Leapline and wife, Eleanor, of Connellsville, Loretta J. Leapline of Connellsville, Janet S. Widdowson and husband, David, of Wickliffe, Ohio and Robert Provance of Dunbar; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday until 1 p.m. the hour of service with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, May 1, 2002

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Henry LEAPLINE (1840-1910)

Henry Leapline

   After an illness of two weeks, Henry Leapline, aged 63 years, eight months and 16 days, a well known resident of Brookvale, died late yesterday afternoon of liver trouble. Deceased was born in Baltimore, Md., July 5, 1840. For some time past he has resided in Brookvale. His widow, who before her marriage was Miss Elizabeth Keffer, and the following children survive; Mrs. Rosie Baker of Dunbar; Mrs. Lillie Coughanour, and Davis S. Leapline of Scottdale; William Leapline of Pechin; Mrs. Barbara Cramer of Swissvale; Lutellus, Grover, Frances, Minnie, Randall, Sylvia, Ollie, and Benita, all at home. One sister, Mrs. Sara Boltin, of Baltimore, also survives.

Notes from contributor:
   Burial—– Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, March 22, 1910, page 2, column 4

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M. Irene LEAPLINE Headstone (1913-2008)

M. Irene Leapline, 94, of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., died Thursday, November 27, 2008, at home. She was born December 8, 1913, in Thompson, Fayette County, Pa., to Chauncey Cromwell and Emma Bodkin Cromwell. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Lester Leapline, who died in 1971, and sons: Lester (Bud) and Robert (Bob) Leapline. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church, of Dunbar. Her occupation was homemaker.

She is survived by children: David Leapline and wife, Nita, Pat Hawkins and husband, Fred, Marion Soberdash and husband, Alfred, Scott Leapline and wife, Debbie, Nancy Allen and husband, Larry, Lois Tissue and husband, Jon, Steve Leapline and wife, Beth, and Leslie Potter and husband, Bill; sister, Dorothy Harris; numerous grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 12 - 8:30 Sunday, November 30, 2008, and 10 - 2 Monday, December 1, 2008, at BURHANS -CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Pa. Services will be in the Funeral Home on Monday, December 1 at 2 p.m., with Pastor David Warner and Pastor Simeon Hatcher, officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, in Dunbar.


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

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Joyce Morrison LEAPLINE (1948-2002)

Joyce Leapline
Dunbar

Joyce Leapline, 54, of Dunbar went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at Montifiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born May 9, 1948, in Dunbar, the daughter of Annie Roebuck Morrison and the late Louis Russell Morrison. She was a homemaker. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, Walter K. Leapline; children, Tammy Marie Lowry and husband, Keith of Dunbar, and Walter K. Leapline, Jr., and fiancée, Lisha Johnson of Dunbar; brothers and sisters, Ronald (Pete) Morrison of Dunbar, Violet (Sis) Groh and husband, Stephen (Jake) of Connellsville, Frank (Kurt) Morrison and wife, Charlene of Connellsville, Robert (Bob) Morrison and wife, Chris of Connellsville, Ruth Ann Baker and husband, Donald (Pete) and daughter, Kayla of Dunbar; three grandchildren, Jason K. Sines, Icee Maria Leapline and Louis Russell Leapline; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, today from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday from noon to 9 p.m. and Friday until 2 p.m., the hour of service in the funeral home with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will be in Greenbrier Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, October 9, 2002

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Lester L. LEAPLINE Headstone (1905-1971)

LESTER L. LEAPLINE

Leapline, Lester L., age 65 years of Dunbar was dead on arrival at the Connellsville State Hospital Wednesday afternoon, August 25, 1971. Born in Dunbar, Oct. 8, 1905, the son of the late William and Iva Coffman Leapline. He was a member of the Faith Baptist Church and was last employed by U.S. Steel of Leisenring, Mine No. 3. Surviving are his wife Irene Cromwell Leapline; five sons, David of Shavertown, PA, Lester of Massolin, Ohio, Robert and Scott of Dunbar, Steve of Pittsburgh; five daughters, Mrs. Fred (Patricia) Hawkins of Dunbar, Mrs. Alfred (Marion) Silverdash of Dunbar, Miss Nancy Leapline of Dayton, Ohio, Miss Lois Leapline of Lebanon, Pa. and Leslie at home; twenty-one grandchildren; two brothers, David of Alliance, Ohio and Charles of Dunbar; four sisters, Mrs. Violet Custer of Jeannette, PA, Mrs. Ruby Liston of Mount Braddock, Mrs. Emily Bigley of Dunbar, Mrs. Elva McDowell of Lebanon, PA. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his two brothers.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, August 26, 1971, page 19, column 7


LEAPLINE — Friends of Lester L. Leapline of Dunbar, who died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1971, will be received from 7 to 10 p.m. today, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at Burhans Funeral Home in Dunbar. The funeral service at 2 p.m. Saturday will be in charge of the Rev. Franklin Harman. Internment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, August 26, 1971, page 19, column 8

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Loretta J. LEAPLINE Headstone (1944-2004)

LORETTA J. LEAPLINE
Connellsville

Loretta J. Leapline, 60, of Connellsville, PA, died Sunday Nov. 7, 2004 in Latrobe Hospital. She was born March 11, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of the late Wilbert Clinton and Goldie (Margaret) Provance Leapline. Loretta was a selector, retired from Anchor Glass Company.

She is survived by her sister Janet Widdowson and her husband, David of Wickliffe Ohio; sister-in-laws, Eleanor Beal Leapline of Connellsville, and Constance Wolfe Leapline of Florida; and cousins, nieces, nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers Wilbert C. Leapline on Feb. 21, 2004 and Gerald Francis Leapline on May 2, 2002.

Friends will be received at the Burhan-Crouse Funeral Home 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, on Friday from noon to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the hour of service with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Committal services will be conducted on Friday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar. Go directly to the cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, November 10, 2004

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Margaret M. LEAPLINE Headstone (1923-2003)

Margaret M. Leapline, 79, of Dunbar, Pa., died Sunday, January 5, 2003 at home. She was born August 19, 1923 in Dunbar, daughter of the late Albert F. Bodkin Sr. and Susie Klink Bodkin. She was predeceased by her husband Charles E. Leapline in 1990; a son Charles A. Leapline; a daughter Barbara Leapline; a grandson Nathan Leapline; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Leapline; sisters Jodi Bodkin and Olive Stahlbock and a brother Albert F. Bodkin Jr,

She is survived by three daughters, Carol Arvin of South Connellsville, Eva M. Leapline and friend Keith of Dunbar and Sherry Maloy and husband Duke of Dunbar; a daughter-in-law Myra Leapline Smith of Mill Run; six sons, Danny (Smoke) Leapline and wife Rhea of Morrell, William (Fog) Leapline and wife Arlene of Dunbar, Walter K. Leapline of Dunbar, Robert E. Leapine of Dunbar, Perry Leapline and wife Darlene of Vanderbilt and John Leapline and wife Mary of Dunbar; 24 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two great great granddaughters; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, Pa. today from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until 1 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. Paul Ragle officiating. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.


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

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Mary B. LEAPLINE (1887-1971)

LEAPLINE, MARY B.— Age 84 years of Dunbar, died Sunday morning, June 27, 1971, in the West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born in Dunbar March 6, 1887, the daughter of the late George and Katherine Dalton Smitley. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Dunbar, the Daughters of America, Dunbar. Surviving are two sons, George and Richard, both of Dunbar; one daughter, Mrs. Adrian (Bernice) Moyer, Rhinelander, Wis.; eight grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, David S. and one son, David L. Friends will be received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, this evening from 7:30 to 10 and Tuesday from 1 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m. and Wednesday from noon til 2 p.m., the hour of service, with Rev. Ray A. Snair officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 28, 1971, page 19, column 2

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Marybelle L. Lilley LEAPLINE (1916-2008)

Marybelle L. Lilley Leapline, 91, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Friday, February 22, 2008, in the Golden Living Center, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. She was born October 1, 1916, in Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of the late William Sylvester and Martha Ann Nelson Judy. Marybelle was a resident of Connellsville for most of her life. Prior to her retirement she worked in the cafeteria of the Connellsville High School for many years. She was a member of the Pennsville Baptist Church, in Fayette County, Pa.

Marybelle is survived by her loving children: Robert Lilley and wife, Carol, of Donegal, Somerset County, Pa., Arrietta Wagner and husband, Ralph, of Gaithersburg, Md., Eugene Lilley, of Charlotte, N.C., and Melvin Lilley of Stewart, Fla.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Marybelle was predeceased by her first husband, R. Braden Lilley, her second husband, George Leapline, a sister, Betty Jane Nicholson; and four brothers, Donald, William, Charles, and Edward Judy.

Family and friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, 111 E. Green Street, Connellsville, Pa., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Tuesday the funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., with the Rev. Dr. Terry V. Murray, officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville, Fayette County, Pa. To sign the on line guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com .


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, February 23, 2008

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Nellie Katherine LEAPLINE (1941-2009)

Nellie Katherine Leapline, 68, of Dunbar, PA, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Sunday, July 19, 2009 in Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born March 7, 1941 in Dunbar, PA, where she spent all of her life. Nellie was a very loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, & Great-Grandmother, and she will be deeply missed by all of her family & friends. She was an exceptional homemaker and loved gardening, going fishing & camping. Nellie loved the outdoors, especially spending time in the Dunbar Mountains, where she was raised. She was a member of the Pechin Chapel and she was a homemaker.

She is survived Sons: Ronald W. Leapline & fiancée, Robin Booker-Greensburg, Daniel K. Leapline & Wife, Janet, Indian Head, Joseph R. Leapline & Wife, Dawn-Dunbar, Michael D. Leapline & Wife, Jackie, Dunbar; Daughters: Virginia M. Matrunics & Husband, Ray, Dunbar, Tammy L. Huffine, Dawson; 20 Grandchildren; five great-grand-children, Numerous nieces & nephews; brothers & sisters: Jessie Halfhill & husband, Loren-Mt. Braddock, Ruth Murphy & husband, Ira, Dawson, William Liston & Wife, Shirley, Dunbar, Judy Richter & Husband, Richard-Dunbar, Sandra Austin & Husband, Jack-Connellsville, Clayton Liston-Dunbar, Robert Liston & Wife, Ruby-Dunbar, Samuel Liston & Wife, Sarah-Chalk Hill, George Liston & Wife Debbie-Dunbar, Sharon Roebuck & Husband, Ben- Dunbar.

She was preceded in death by her Father, Jervis Liston, Mother, Mildred Miller Liston, Spouse, Ronald Leapline, her Daughter/Best Friend, Peggy Livingstone, Brother, John Liston and Sister, Betty Stevey.

Visitation: 7-9 p.m. today, July 21, 2009, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 22. Services: Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 11 a.m. in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, PA, with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will be held in the Franklin Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, July 21, 2009

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Randall LEAPLINE (1892-1919)

RANDALL W. LEAPLINE

   Randall W. Leapline, 27 years old, caller for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad company here and a former service man, died last night at the Marine hospital, Pittsburg, to which he was removed Thursday for treatment for acute nephritis. He was taken ill two weeks ago and his condition had been serious from the start. The deceased was inducted into the military service in April, 1918, and sent to Camp Lee. He was taken ill there and was in the camp hospital for three months. He was promoted to corporal and later was assigned to the Metropolitan police at Washington, D. C., being discharged from the Washington barracks last April. Mr. Leapline was born at Dunbar, January 30, 1892, a son of the late Henry Leapline who lives in Woods avenue, Greenwood, Connellsville. He had lived in Connellsville for 15 years and for 10 years of that time had been employed with the Baltimore & Ohio. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran church and of the Order of Railway Clerks. He made his home with his mother. Besides the mother, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Charles Baker, Dunbar; Mrs. Lillie Coughenour, Scottdale; William Leapline, Dunbar; James Leapline, Dunbar; David Leapline, Dunbar; Mrs. Barbara Cramer, Swissvale; Lutellis Leapline, Connellsville; Grover C. Leapline, Connellsville; Mrs. Frank Manfell, Connellsville; Miss Minnie Leapline, Swissvale; Mrs. J. M. Martin, Dunbar; Mrs. W. G. Bradley, Greensburg; Miss Bernita Leapline, at home. The remains will be brought to Connellsville today, in charge of Funeral Director J. E. Sims, and taken to the home of the mother on the West Side.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, October 11, 1919, page 2, column 4


A NEWSY BATCH OF ITEMS
FROM DUNBAR AND VICINITY

   A large number of persons from this place attended the funeral of Randall Leapline of Greenwood last Monday afternoon . His remains were interred in Mount Auburn cemetery here.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, October 17, 1919, page 6, column 1, paragraph 4

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Richard E. LEAPLINE Stone  (1912-1977)

RICHARD E. LEAPLINE

   Richard E. Leapline, 64, of Pechin Road, Dunbar, died at 4 pm Thursday in Connellsville State General Hospital. He was born Feb 21, 1912, at Dunbar, a son of the late David S and Mary B SMITLEY LEAPLINE. He was a retired school bus driver for the Connellsville Area School District, retiring in 1974 and retired from Dunbar Construction company in 1975. Surviving are his wife, Mary Cecelia WADSWORTH LEAPLINE; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Catherine JACOBS at home; Mrs. Robert (Loretta) GOODWIN of Lemont Furnace and Mrs. Delbert (Norma) HALL of Dunbar; nine grandchildren; one brother, George A of Dunbar and one sister, Mrs. Bernice BOYER of Rhineland, Wis. He was preceded in death by one brother, David.


LEAPLINE— Friends of Richard E LEAPLINE of Dunbar, who died Thursday, Jan 8, 1977, may call at the F Todd Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, from 7 to 9 pm Sunday in the funeral home with the Rev Charles LITTLE officiating. Interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January 7, 1977, page 3, columns 5 & 6

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Ronald Wayne LEAPLINE Headstone (1939-2006)

Ronald Wayne Leapline, age 66, a lifelong resident of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., who worked at United States Steel Corporation's Christy Park Works, died Friday, February 3, 2006, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Nellie Liston Leapline; children: Ronald W. Leapline, Jr., Peggy I. Leapline Livingston and Virginia M. Leapline Matrunics and her husband, Ray Matrunics, all of Dunbar, Pa., Daniel K. Leapline and his wife, Janet, of Indian Head, Fayette County, Pa., Tammy L. Leapline Huffine and her husband, Gary Huffine, of Dawson, Fayette County, Pa., Joseph R. Leapline and his wife, Dawn, and Michael D. Leapline and his wife, Jackie, all of Dunbar, Pa., and Ronnie Baker, of Jeannette, Westmoreland County, Pa.; brothers and sisters: Henry W. Leapline, Jr. and his wife, Audrey, of Ohio, Donna L. Barta and her husband, John, of Nebraska, Vincent L. Leapline, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., and Joyce P. Seamen and her husband, Paul, of Belle Vernon, Pa.; 20 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends in the Burhans-Crouse Funeral Home, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Pa., today from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday from Noon to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, February 7, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, February 5, 2006

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Timothy LEAPLINE (1954-1954)

INFANT LEAPLINE

   Timothy Leapline, two-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Leapline of Dunbar, died at 5:30 o'clock Friday afternoon in Connellsville State Hospital. Besides his parents, the child is survived by a twin sister. Interment took place at 1 o'clock this afternoon in Franklin Cemetery at Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, September 25, 1954, page 2, column 5

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Wilbert C. LEAPLINE (1913-1967)

W. C. LEAPLINE

   Wilbert C. Leapline, 53, of 507 West Gibson Ave., formerly of Dunbar, was dead on arrival Wednesday afternoon at Connellsville State General Hospital. He was born in Dunbar November 13, 1913, a son of the late William and Iva Coffman Leapline. He was employed by the Connellsville Corporation. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Goldie M. Provance Leapline; two daughters, Miss Loretta Jean Leapline and Miss Janet Sue Leapline at home; two sons, Gerald F. Leapline of Dunbar and Wilbert C. Leapline, Jr., with the Navy in the Mediterranean theater; two grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Elva McDowell of Middletown, Mrs. Violet Custer of Jeannette, Mrs. Emily Bigley of Dunbar and Mrs. Ruby Liston of Mount Braddock and three brothers, Lester Leapline of Dunbar, R.D. 1, David Leapline of Alliance, O., and Charles Leapline of Dunbar. The body will be in the Burhans funeral home, Dunbar, after 3 p.m. Friday.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, June 22, 1967, page 23, column 7


LEAPLINE SERVICES

   The funeral service for Wilbert C. Leapline will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Burhans funeral home at Dunbar with the Rev. George Hagan officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, June 23, 1967, page 13, column 7

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Wilbert Clinton LEAPLINE, Jr. (1936-2004)

VIETNAM VET -U.S. NAVY RANK PH 1

Wilbert Clinton Leapline Jr., 67, of Jacksonville, Florida, and formerly of Dunbar, Pa., died Saturday, February 21, 2004 in Jacksonville. He is survived by his wife, Connie Leapline; children: Edward L. Dyall, Miami, Florida, Patsy Lee Dyall, Los Banos, California, and Pamela Wolfe, Washington, D.C.; five grandchildren; brother, Gerald Leapline, Connellsville, Pa.; and sisters: Loretta Leapline, Connellsville, and Mrs. David Widdowson of Wickliffe, Ohio.

Graveside Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, 2004 in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar, Pa. Arrangements are under direction of the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, Pa.


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


Wilbert Clinton Leapline Jr.
Jacksonville, Fla.
Formerly of Dunbar

Wilbert Clinton Leapline Jr., 67, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Dunbar, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, in Jacksonville, Fla. He was born Dec. 28, 1936, in Dunbar, a son of the late Wilbert Clinton Sr. and Goldie (Margaret) Provance Leapline. He was a member of the American Legion in Jacksonville and a retired U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, Connie Leapline; children, Edward L. Dyall and his wife, Michelle of Miami, Fla., Patsy Lee Dyall of Los Banos, Calif., and Pamela Wolfe of Washington, D.C.; brother, Gerald Leapline and his wife, Eleanor of Connellsville; sisters, Loretta Leapline of Connellsville and Janet Widdowson and her husband, David of Wickliffe, Ohio; five grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Auburn Cemetery with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. GO DIRECTLY TO THE CEMETERY. Arrangements by BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, March 4 2004

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William Henry LEAPLINE (1878-1948)

WILLIAM H. LEAPLINE

   William Henry Leapline, 70, of Dunbar, died at 11:40 o'clock Thursday morning at Connellsville State Hospital where he was admitted for treatment at 7:50 Wednesday morning. Born August 8, 1878 in Dunbar, he was the son of the late William and Celeste Keffer Leapline, and had resided in that community all his life. He was a retired coal miner but for the past several years had been employed temporarily by the Pennsylvania State Game Commission. Mr. Leapline was a member of the I. O. O. F. Lodge of Dunbar. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Iva C. Leapline; four daughters, Mrs. Violet Kuster of Jeannette, Mrs. Ruby Hardy of Dunbar, Mrs. Elva McDowell of Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Emily Bigley at home; five sons, David C. of Massillon, Ohio, Lester L., Wilbert C., William Henry, Jr., and Charles Ervin, all of Dunbar; 27 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Grover C. Leapline of Connellsville, and four sisters, Mrs. Lillie Coughenour of Scottdale, Mrs. Barbara Cramer of Swissvale, Mrs. Minnie Dufour of Canada and Mrs. Sylvia Martin of Dunbar. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon with a prayer at the home at 2 o'clock. Additional rites will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock in the First Baptist Church, Dunbar, with Rev. Brooks N. Henry, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in Mount Auburn Cemetery in the charge of Funeral Director F. Todd Burhans of Dunbar.


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

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Berta Katarina LEAR ( -2005)

Berta Katarina Lear, 75, of Radcliff, died Friday, March 25, 2005, at her residence. She was a native of Bergheim, Austria, and was a member of the German-American club. Survivors include her husband, Gerald W. Lear; a daughter, Evelyn Lear of Fort Ann, N.Y.; a son and daughter-in-law, Walter and Vonna Lear of Indian Mound, Tenn; two grandsons, Christopher Bragg and Jamie Walther; a granddaughter, Aleesa Lear, and a great-granddaughter, Anya Walther.

The funeral is 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove with Chaplain Peggy Holthaus officiating. The graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Vine Grove Cemetery. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, March, 2005

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E. Ruth LEASURE (1918-1996)

E. Ruth Leasure

   E. Ruth Leasure, 78, of Scottdale, died Monday at Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. She is survived by a son, Donald Roger Leasure of Philadelphia; two brothers, James R. (J.R.) Leasure of Scottdale and Ralph E. Leasure of Woodsfield, Ohio; and four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Stants of Scottdale, Mrs. Jessie Hauger of Greensburg, Mrs. Marjorie Dillon of Acme and Mrs. Harry T. (Helen) Keslar of Scottdale. Friends will be received in the Murphy-Caruso Memorial Home, 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, until 2 p.m. today.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– March 6, 1918
   Died—– October 7, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1996

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Lillian Zelinka LEASURE (1917-1987)

Mrs. Lillian (Zelinka) LEASURE, 70, of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 4 (Bridgeport), died Monday at the Frick Community Center, Mount Pleasant. She was born Aug. 9, 1917 in Mount Pleasant, daughter of the late Vincent and Anna Smith Zelinka. She was a member of the Bridgeport United Methodist Church, and C.S.A. Lodge Westmoreland 171. She was a graduate of the Mount Pleasant High School with the class of 1936. She was an employee of the former Bryce Brothers Glass Factory and the A and P Supermarket of Mount Pleasant. She is survived by a son, William Leasure of Charlotte, N.C. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Earl H. Leasure on June 15, 1987; three brothers, Vincent, Frank and Robert; and a sister, Mrs. Anna Marie Kebberly.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September 7, 1987

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Anna LEATH ( -1906)

DEATHS OF THE DAY
Miss Anna Leath.

Perryopolis, April 13, Miss Anna Leath, died at her home here at 9 o’clock this evening of old age, being 85 years old. She was born in Somerset county on January 1, 1824 and was the daughter of Richard and Mary Leath. During her early life she joined the Methodist Episcopal church and remained a consistent member till her death. For a number of years she has lived here along. She was the last of a family of six children. Funeral notice later.


Morning News, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, April 14, 1906, Vol. 1, No. 9, page 1, column 5

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John LEAVOR ( -1994)

John Leavor

   John Leavor, 81, of Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon, Pa., died Thursday, Dec. 1, 1994, in Frick Health Center, Mt. Pleasant, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Pearl Glover Leavor; two sons, Harry M. Leavor of Monongahela, Pa., and John R. Leavor of Belle Vernon R.D.; one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Joan) Mandak of North Braddock, Pa.; one brother, Frank Leavor of the state of New York; three sisters, Dorothy Ellin of Monessen, Pa., and Helen Markovitch of Charleroi, Pa.; 25 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., in the Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home, Fayette City, Pa., and Saturday until 12 Noon.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1994

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Carl LEBI ( -1939)

CARL LEBI

  SCOTTDALE, Aug. 11— Carl Lebi, 71 years old, died at 10:20 o’clock Thursday evening at his home in South Huntingdon township, near Reagantown, where he has resided for 45 years. He is survived by the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Anthony Lewetag and Mrs. Ernest Lewetag of Curtisville, Mrs. Nicholas Burduf and Mrs. Silas Myers of Scottdale; Lewis H. and William A. of Smithton and George W. of Polk, 18 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body was removed to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Burduf, near Rankin school. The funeral service will be held Sunday with a prayer at 2 o’clock at the Burduf home, followed by a full service at the Zion Lutheran Church near Alverton, with Rev. George M. Kunkle, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, August 11, 1939, page 6, column 5

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

Katherine Lebo, aged 48, of Hopwood, died early Tuesday morning, February 7, 1938, in the Uniontown hospital after a brief illness.
Surviving are the following sisters and brothers, Mrs. S. A. Kline, Hopwood, Mrs. Anna Sheranko, Michael and Daniel Lebo, of Everettville, W.Va., and Joseph and Andrew, of Hopwood.
The body was removed from the Johnston mortuary to the residence on the Coolspring road, Hopwood, where funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon.  Burial will follow in Hopwood cemetery.


Rose LEBOWITZ ( -1996)

Rose Lebowitz

   Rose Lebowitz, 91, a resident of Tucson, Ariz., for the past 34 years, and a former resident of Uniontown, Pa., died Monday, June 3, 1996. She was the beloved wife of the late Morris Lebowitz and the devoted mother of A.J. Lawrence, Judith Lebowitz, James Lebowitz and the late Phyllis Lebowitz Festor. She was the stepmother of Lila Sclawy, Sidney Lebowitz, the late Sadie Roth, Emanuel Lebowitz and Selma Greenes. Also, surviving is a sister, Ruth Langdon of Monroeville. Surviving grandchildren are, Susan Jeffries, Edward Festor, Rebecca Lebowitz, Abigail Countryman, Mary Ann Lawrence Zelek, Deborah Sands, Mark, Gary Lee and Gail Lebowitz, Hilton and Adrian Sclawy, Nana Praissman and Susan, Arthur and Joel Roth. Surviving great-grandchildren are, Jason and Jonathan Jeffries, Ryan Sands, Noah, Sean, Mark and Samantha Sclawy, Alan Praissman and Rachael, David Daniel and Corey Lebowitz. Friends will be received in the J. HARRY JOHNSTON FUNERAL HOME, 65, North Gallatin Ave., on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., the hour of service, with Rabbi Stanley Savage officiating. Interment in Holy Society Cemetery, Hopwood.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1996

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Joyce Brink LECKEMBY (1940-2012)

SMITHFIELD
Joyce (Brink) Leckemby

Joyce (Brink) Leckemby, 72, of Smithfield, Pa., passed away Saturday, September 1, 2012 in Ruby Memorial Hospital with her loving family at her side. She was born June 29, 1940 the daughter of Ella and James Brink. Joyce was a member of the VFW where she was a previous president of the Ladies Auxiliary. She loved to go to Wheeling Downs and also shopping. She retired from her own business, “Leckemby Personal Care Home”. She was predeceased by her parents, stepfather Robert Conroy, her husband Reginald Leckemby, a son Melvin Bruce Jordan, a daughter Karen Brink, sisters: Mary Sumey, Georgette Carter, Patty Brink; brothers, James Brink Jr., Arthur Brink, Robert Brink. Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Lisa Jordan; five grandchildren: Roger Burnsworth, Brittany, Felicia and Jessica Jordan and Kristen Smith, and a great grandson, Riley Burnsworth, all of Fairchance, Pa.; two brothers: Danny Brink of Smithfield and Rusty and James Brink of Uniontown, Pa.; sister, Nancy and Frank Bucci of Uniontown, Pa.; a brother-in- law, Richard Carter of Uniontown; many aunts, uncle, nieces and nephews; special friend, Virginia Haines. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME HOPWOOD Pa. on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, September 5, until 12 Noon, the hour of service. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, September 14, 2012, page B3

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bullet Belle LECKRONE died in 1932. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)

Mrs Belle Leckrone, age 73, died at the home of Frank Thompson, 31 Walnut Street, Uniontown, Friday morning at 8 o'clock.  She suffered from a combination of diseases and had been ill for sometime.  She is survived by one son, B. F. Leckrone of Uniontown and one brother, George W. Leckrone, of Woodside.  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of Mr and Mrs Frank Thompson of Walnut  street.  Rev. Charles Whitlatch will have charge of the service.  Burial will be in the Park Place cemetery. copied from the archives at the Uniontown library-  page stamped Jan 15, 1932. and again appeared Jan 16, 1932.


Benjamin Franklin LECKRONE ( -1951)

Ends Own Life In Local Home

Body Of Man, 73, Found Saturday

Suicide is listed as the cause of the death of Benjamin Franklin Leckrone, 73, of 139 Connellsville street, whose body was found shortly after 10 o’clock Saturday morning. City police were called at 10:50 by Paul Gribble, operator of a service station at 124 Connellsville street. The body was discovered by Clifford Samson, a roomer at the house and the last person to see Mr. Leckrone alive on Thursday afternoon. He notified police. The body, attired in blue trousers, shirt, sweater and bedroom slippers, was discovered in a hallway. Deputy Coroner Andrew Haky found a .32 caliber revolver with six shells, on fired, beneath the body. A bullet had entered the left side of the mouth. Time of death was fixed as Friday afternoon. Mr. Leckrone had $353.29, of which $12.29 was in change, in his room. City Detective James Mahoney, Lt. Leo Moore and Patrolman George Minor investigated. Retired from the West Penn Railways as a motorman 12 years ago, Mr. Leckrone is survived by two cousins; Mrs. Rae Dollison of Scotland and H. Guy Baer of Cleveland. He was a native of Fayette county. Friends will be received at the Johnston Funeral Home after 7 tonight where services will be held tomorrow at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Park Place cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 11, 1951, page 1, column 3
continued to page 5, column 8


LECKRONE — Benjamin F- Aged 73, died in his residence, 139 Connellsville St, Friday afternoon, June 8, 1951. He was a retired motorman of the West Penn Railways Co. Surviving are two cousins, Mrs. Roe Dollison of Scotland and H. Guy Baer of Cleveland, Ohio. Friends will be receives at the J. Harry Johnston & Sons, 65 Gallatin Avenue, after 7 o'clock this evening where services will be conducted Tuesday June 12, at 4 p.m. Internment in Park Place Cemetery (Uniontown)


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 11, 1951, page 5, column 1

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Suicide Victim Left Fortune in Rooming House

Nearly $7,000 — $6,895 in bills and $22 in change—has been deposited in a local bank by police after a search of the rooms of Ben F. Leckrone, 73, who was found dead at his home, 139 Connellsville street, Saturday morning. Police theorize Mr. Leckrone died from a self-inflicted bullet wound in the mouth. Police were called by Mrs. Anna Fritz, owner of the rooming house, who asked for a witness during the cleaning of the room. Lt. Leo Moore and Patrolman Andrew Zawalensky deposited the money in the bank. Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Johnston Funeral Home, followed by burial in park Place cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, June 12, 1951, page 2, column 4

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Marlin L. LECKEY (1939-2012)

PITTSBURGH
Marlin L. Leckey

Marlin L. Leckey, 73, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and formerly of Point Marion, Pa., died Thursday, August 16, 2012 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. Born in Point Marion, Pa., on January 13, 1939, he was the son of the late Arthur and Eleanore (Conn) Leckey. A 1957 graduate of Point Marion high School, he was a member of the Point Marion Methodist Church. Marlin had served in the National Guard, the U.S. Army and the Army Reserves. He is survived by his brother, Timothy Leckey and wife Donna (Koon) Leckey of Uniontown, Pa., and their two children, Kiley and Colby. Deceased are his sister, LouAnn Leckey, and brother, Thomas Leckey. Friends will be received in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, August 21, until11 a.m., the hour of Service with the Rev. Jay Polowsky officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion. www.herod-rishel.com


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, August 19, 2012

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Louisa LeCLAIR ( -1852)

DIED

   On Saturday last, of Typhoid Fever, Louisa, daughter of Louis LeClair, of Brownsville, aged about 15 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 17, 1852, Vol. I, No. 10, Page 3, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Ada Carr LEE Stone  (1899-1973)

LEE, ADA CARR —Age 73 years old of Wilkensburg died Saturday, May 19, 1973. She is survived by her husband, Charles Lee, one son, Donald Hood of the State of California, one sister, Edward Carr of Point Marion, Pa., and three grandchildren. Friends are being received at the Paul E. Vongels Funeral Home, Wilkensburg, until 11 a.m. Tuesday the hour of service. Interment will be in Chalk Hill Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, May 22, 1973, page 20, column 8

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Anna LEE ( -1926)

CORONER WILL HOLD INQUEST

Saturday Shooting to Be Investigated
This Afternoon

Coroner S. A. Baltz will conduct an inquest at 3 o’clock this afternoon to formally fix responsibility for the murder of Mrs. Anna Lee, negress, wife of Cornelius Lee who was shot and killed by “Bobbie” Robinson, local negro, Saturday morning at the Lee home, 49 Asken street. Robinson will be formally charged with murder by County Detective A. W. Bell following the inquest.

The two became involved in a family quarrel when Robinson returned to the home of Mrs. Lee after an absence for a few days. He had been staying with the woman for the past year, the authorities say. When he returned, Mrs. Lee left the house to telephone from a neighbor’s for the authorities. Robinson, who is a veteran of the world war and has discharge papers showing that he was gassed on the front, is said to have warned the woman that if she made any move to interfere with him he would kill her. Returning to the house, Mrs. Lee is said to have informed Robinson that the officers were coming and that he had better leave. His reply was to get a .38 caliber revolver. He poured three shots into the woman at close range. One is known to have taken effect in the forehead.

Neighbors aroused by the shooting saw the woman stagger from the house and run along the sidewalk of Asken street a distance of 100 feet before she collapsed. She was pronounced dead when Dr. John Sturgeon arrived. When County Detective A. W. Bell, Patrolman Joseph McFadden and Paul Whyel reached the scene Robinson was still in the house and apparently awaiting their arrival.

“I did it,” he told the officers as he handed them a gun and a dozen steel jacketed bullets. He was taken to the police station and then removed to the county detective’s office. Members of the Green family next door declared that Robinson and the Lee woman had been quarrelling incessantly from the time Robinson came to live with Mrs. Lee. The victim is survived by two small children. Her mother, a resident of Coolspring street, is at present desperately ill. Lee gathered up his war insurance and other valuable papers as he was taken into custody by the officers and asked that they be given to his mother in Brownsville.

Several additional articles concerning the arrest, trial, and conviction of Robert Robinson were published, including his word for word testimony at his trial. The articles are available here.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 17, 1926, page 16, column 5

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Anne W. LEE Stone  (1907-1977)

Mrs. Lee Passes Away

Mrs. Kenneth Lee, the former Anne Williams of Uniontown, died Tuesday at her home in Saugerties, N. Y. She was 70 years old. Mrs. Lee graduated from Uniontown High School with the class of 1924. She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Pat Campbell of Los Angeles, Calif., and Pam Lee McCutcheon of Saugerties; one son, Peter, of Ballston Spa, N. Y.; three grandsons; one brother, Jack C. Williams of Albuquerque, N. M., and one sister, Mrs. Fred (Bettie) Farrell of Uniontown. Memorial services will be held at the United Methodist Church in Saugerties.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 20, 1977, page 3, column 2

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Clyde Daniel LEE Stone  (1957-1959)

LEE, CLYDE DANIEL — Friends are being received in the home of the paternal grandparents, until today at 12 noon and in the Farmington Free Methodist Church from 1 until 2 p.m., the hour of service. The Reverends J. I. Hiese and George Sullivan will officiate. Interment will be in the Belle Grove Cemetery, under the direction of the Gleason Funeral Home.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 20, 1959, page 33, column 8

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Cornie Grant LEE ( -1929)

CORNIE GRANT LEE

Mrs. Cornie Grant Lee, colored, wife of William B. Lee of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Uniontown, died Wednesday, January 16, 1929, at her home in Cleveland. She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Pauline and Nellie; three sons, Grant, William and Roland; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Grant Lee, and two grandsons, Grant and Robert Lee. She also leaves two aunts, the Misses Elizabeth and Anna Grant, formerly of Uniontown but now living in Cleveland; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie E. Grant and Mrs. Helen Jackson of Uniontown, and a brother, Roland Grant of Cleveland. The funeral service was held by the Rev. Suthorn at St. Andrew’s Episcopal church of Cleveland, and the interment was at Highland Park cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, February 5, 1929, page 15, column 2

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Emma Jean Austin LEE ( -2008)

Emma Jean (Austin) Lee

Emma Jean (Austin) Lee, 84, of Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 9, 2008, at the Cloverdale Care Home, in Masontown, Fayette County, Pa. She was born June 13, 1923, the daughter of the late Frederick and Virginia Austin. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Lee, son, Jerald Lee, brothers, Charles and Harry Lee, sister, Eleanor DiCarlo, and grandsons, Mark Alan Lee and Kevin Lee. Emma Jean was a caring mother and grandmother, who took pride in both her home and her family. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Donald Lee and wife, Dawn, of Cleveland , Ohio; daughter, Janet Roberts and husband, Ronald, of Brownsville, Pa.; son, Charles Lee and wife, Cheri, of Ravenna, Ohio, son, Robert Lee, of Brownsville, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Deanna Lee, of Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers: Thomas Austin and wife, Cookie, of Eighty Four, Washington County, Pa., and Francis Austin and wife, Kitty, of Haymarket, Va.; a special friend and neighbor, Virginia Seto, of Brownsville, Pa.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the NOVAK FUNERAL HOME, 515 Front Street, Brownsville, Pa., on Friday, January 11, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and on Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Brenda Telegraphis, officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, January 10, 2008

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Fannie Mae White LEE (1914-2004)

Fannie Mae Lee, age 89, of Lamberton, Pa., passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2004, in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born in 1914 in Norfolk, Va., daughter of the late Tom White and Mary Tucker White. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lamberton and later became a member of the Mount Ararat Baptist Church of Cardale, Pa. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Albert Lee Sr.; two sons, Albert Jr. and Eugene; and Parnell Taylor, whom she raised as her own. Surviving are three sons, Nelson of York, Pa., Robert, and Oscar Lee and wife Pam, all of Uniontown, Pa.; two daughters, Clara (Sissy) Lee and Shirley Lee, both of Uniontown, Pa.; 33 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends. Friends will be received in the MURIEL E. LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 E. Main St., Uniontown, Pa., on Monday, January 26, 2004, from 5 to 9 p.m., where services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Calloway officiating. Interment will be held in Edenborn Cemetery.


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

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Florence Mae Nichols LEE ( -2008)

Florence Mae Nichols Lee, 97, of Leckrone, Fayette County, Pa., went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, June 21, 2008, in the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. Florence graduated from Redstone High School in Republic, Fayette County, Pa. She was a former member of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, in Cardale, Fayette County, Pa., and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Leckrone, Pa.

She was predeceased by her mother, Emma Anderson, husband, Jesse Nichols, stepchildren, Lillian Mae Nichols Stith, Fred Nichols and sister-in-law, Jimmie Lu Coles. She leaves to mourn her husband, William Morris Lee, of Leckrone, Pa.; step-children: Hope Nichols, of Uniontown, Pa., Jessie Nichols, of Indianapolis, Indiana; God-children: William G. Robinson and wife, Lorena, of Jacksonville, N.C., Kaysha Spence, of Leckrone, Pa.; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

Friends will be received in the MURIEL E. LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 East Main Street, Uniontown, Pa., today, June 25, 2008, from 5 to 8 p.m., where services will be held on Thursday, June 26, 2008, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. William Nichols, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Shawn Johnston. Interment will follow immediately after in the Sylvan Heights Cemetery, in Uniontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, June 25, 2008

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George W. LEE (1874-1953)

GEORGE W. LEE

George W. Lee, 79, of Ohiopyle, died at 9:45 o’clock this morning in Connellsville State Hospital after an extended illness. The body will be taken tomorrow morning to the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Harbaugh of Mill Run.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, December 3, 1953


LEE FUNERAL

A prayer service will be held for George W. Lee of Ohiopyle at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Harbaugh of Mill Run, with additional rites at the Ohiopyle Methodist Church. Rev. Smith Hixson will officiate. Burial will take place in Mount Washington Cemetery, near Farmington, in charge of Brooks funeral service of Indian Head.

He was born November 10, 1874, at Ohiopyle and lived there all his life. Mr. Lee was a carpenter and had retired 25 years ago. He was a member of the Meadow Run Methodist Church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Rose Golden Lee; five daughters, Mrs. Harbaugh of Mill Run, Mrs. Gordon Eli and Mrs. Charles Lewis of Elyria, Ohio, Mrs. James Kilinger of Franklin and Mrs. Thomas Riffle of Dundee, Ohio; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles of Pittsburgh and Richard of Farmington, and one sister, Mrs. Frank Turner of Ohiopyle. Two sons and a daughter preceded him in death.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, December 4, 1953

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Hannah M. LEE ( -1938)

Hannah M. Lee, aged 57, died Wednesday morning March 16, 1938, after a brief illness with pneumonia. Surviving are one sister, Lillian M Firestone, of Footedale; a brother, Walter Lee of Searight; a half brother, Calvin Crider of Uniontown. She also leaves nine nieces and 14 nephews. Funeral services will be held in the Condit funeral chapel, Carmichaels, at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 17, 1938, page 7, column 3

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Harriet Leah Gaddis LEE Stone  (1866-1901)

Sad End to a Romance

A cablegram was received at Uniontown this week from Lieut. L. R. Lee, of the Tenth Infantry, now in the Philippines, stating that his wife had died last week. She was formerly Miss Harriet Gaddis of Fayette county, and her marriage to Lieutenant Lee was a romantic one. Graduating at Garfield Hospital at Washington, Miss Gaddis was sent as a nurse to Cuba during the Spanish-American War, and among those whom she nursed through sickness was Lieutenant Lee. They were afterward married and last winter they went to the Philippines.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, August 9, 1901, page 1, column 6


REMAINS OF MRS. LEE
Are En Route From Manila and Will Be Buried in Uniontown

Elmore S. Gaddis and sister, Miss Olive, of 165 West Berkley street, are in receipt of a letter bearing date of July 14, 1903, from Lieutenant Joel R. Lee, U. S. A., from Manila, P. I., stating that he was about to sail for San Francisco, Cal,. With the body of his deceased wife, who was Miss Hattie Gaddis, a sister of Mr. and Miss Gaddis, and a daughter of James Gaddis, deceased, of Menallen township. Mrs. Lee died there July 31, 1901, the Standard says. Lieutenant Lee expects to arrive in San Francisco about September 15 and will wire friends from that point, when he will bring the remains to Uniontown for burial in Oak Grave cemetery, where the rest of the family are buried.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, September 4, 1903, page 6, column 2


MRS. LEE BURIED
Died Last July in the Philippine Islands

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

Mrs. Harriet Leah Lee, wife of Lieutenant J. R. Lee of the United States Army, who died in the Philippines, July 1, was buried this morning at 10 o’clock from the home of her brother, Elmore Gaddis of Berkley street, Uniontown. Mrs. Lee was formerly Miss Harriet Gaddis of near Uniontown and went to Santiago as a nurse during the Spanish American War. While there she married Lieutenant Lee, who was afterwards transferred to the Philippines. Her last request of her husband was that he bring her body home and bury it beside her father, James Gaddis in the Oak Grove cemetery, Uniontown.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, September 30, 1903, page 1, column 2

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Infant of Laura LEE (1898-1898)

The odds and ends of June term
of criminal court……….

Article covers many matters of the court. This excerpt appears in paragraph 9.

William Patterson, the colored man who was arrested at Wilkinsburg charged with being the author of the downfall of Miss Laura Lee, the colored woman now under arrest for infanticide, pleaded guilty of fornex et cet.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, June 24, 1898, page 1, column 3


Article covers local court cases. This excerpt is from paragraph 8

Laura Lee, a colored girl of Uniontown, charged with murdering her infant child, was permitted to plead guilty to the charge of concealing the death of a bastard, and the charge of murder was abandoned.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, September 9, 1898, page 1, column 4

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Iva Pearl Humbert LEE ( -1966)

LEE, IVA PEARL (HUMBERT) — Age 48 years, of Lemont Furnace, RD 1, Pa., died in the Uniontown Hospital, Sunday, June 26, 1966, at 1:45 PM. Surviving are her husband, Jesse Lee, one son, Roger at home and one daughter Linda, also at home; two brothers, Buster Humbert, Evans Manor, and Clarence Humbert, Dunbar; one sister, Dorothy Humbert, state of Florida. Friends will be received at the Jerome W. Shell Funeral Home, 318 Morgantown St., after 7:30 PM today, and where funeral services will be held Wednesday morning, June 29, at 10 AM. Rev. True L. Hunt, pastor of the First Brethren Church of Uniontown, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 27, 1966

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James Edward LEE, II (1956-2004)

James Edward Lee, II, 47, of Royal, Pa., passed away suddenly Thursday, June 17, 2004 at his home. He was born November 17, 1956 in Brownsville, a son of Emma Mae Williams Lee and the late James Edward Lee Sr. He was a former truck driver and security guard. In addition to his mother; he is survived by a son, Edward Arthur Lee; his dear friend, Brandy Zooner; four grandsons, Tyler, Shawn, Austin and Noah Lee; five sisters, Sandy Worley and her husband Rich of Royal, Debbie Williams and her husband Larry of Smock, Jamie Waggett and her husband, Robert of Bittner, Sharon Little and her husband Curtis of Uniontown, Lisa DiDominic and her husband John of Hiller; six nieces; and six nephews. Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, after 7 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2004, Sunday June 20, 2004, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., on Monday June 21, 2004, until 11 a.m., the hour of service with Mrs. Helen M. Kester officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery, Smock.


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

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James Edward LEE, Sr. (1925-1996)

JAMES EDWARD LEE, SR. —Age 71, of Royal died in Brownsville General Hospital, a member of the Pleasant View Presbyterian Church. A veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army, he was a retired car inspector for Conrail Railroad.
 Born 20 May 1925 -Colonial #3
 Died 11 Jun 1996 Royal
 wife - Emma Mae Williams Lee
 children Sandy Lee Worley
 Debbie Lee Williams
 Jamie Lee Waggett
 James Edward Lee II
 Sharon Lee Little
 Lisa Lee Didomenic


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

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James S. LEE ( -1924)

JAMES S. LEE IS KILLED BY TRAIN NEAR BANNING

James S. Lee, about 68 years old, was killed instantly this morning about 7:35 o’clock at Banning when he was run down by train No. 37 on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad. Mr. Lee had just left the house when struck by the train. The railroad tracks is just a few steps from his home. It is believed that he didn’t hear the train and as an unusually heavy fog prevails along the Yough River bank he was unable to see the train. A section foreman, whose gang was working nearby, found the body and it was removed to the establishment of Funeral Director Ira Blair of Perryopolis. Mr. Lee was employed as a coal miner at Whitsell where he had been employed for some time. He was a coal miner by trade. Mr. Lee was one of the oldest and best known residents of Banning. His wife, who is among the survivors, was visiting at Point Marion. Thirteen children are surviving. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, October 25, 1924, page 1, column 6

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Janet Ellen Livengood LEE ( -2008)

Janet Ellen Lee

Janet Ellen (Livengood) Lee, 71, of Port Charlotte, Florida, and formerly of Ohiopyle, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2008. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Ruby Stafford Livengood. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Lloyd D. Lee, on November 8, 2007.

Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa., on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service time will be announced on Friday. Addition information will appear in Thursday's newspaper.


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

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Jean Ann Fitzgerald LEE (1929-2008)

Jean A. Lee
Connellsville

Jean Ann (Fitzgerald) Lee, 79, of Connellsville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, while visiting her son, Robert, in Ft. Collins, Colo. She was born Feb. 27, 1929, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Dr. Edward F. and Marguerite Duncan Fitzgerald. Jean Ann married Robert E. Lee in 1950. She was a graduate of Connellsville High School and Seton Hill College. Jean Ann was a teacher for over 30 years and retired in 1992. During that time, she touched the lives of many children in the 4th and 5th grades. She loved reading, painting and playing games but mostly spending time with her family. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville. Jean Ann was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who will be deeply missed. She is survived by her son, Robert Lee, in Colorado; daughters, Marybeth Lee, of Connellsville, and Cynthia Damico and her husband, Pete, of South Connellsville; her grandchildren, Pete, Nick and Kelly Damico and Matt and Wade Schnorr; and great-grandchild, Ella Damico. Jean Ann is also survived by her sister, Peggy Mercer, of Covington, Ga., and her children, Kerri and Kevin; brother-in-law, Mike Markl, of Pittsburgh, and his children, Scott and Amy; and sister-in-law, Joan Fitzgerald, of New Jersey, and her children, Jody, Patty and Ted. Jean Ann was predeceased by her husband, Robert Earl Lee, in 2004; brother, Edward Fitzgerald; and sister, Nancy Markl. 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. A funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Ronald Cyktor as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, December 9, 2008

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

John C. Lee, Sr., aged 77, retired employe of the H.C. Frick Coke company, died at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon, November 4, 1937, at his home in Smock after a long illness. He had been a resident of Smock for the past 45 years and was a well-known Frick pensioner.
He was born October 30, 1860. His wife, Anna Hill Lee, died in 1922. Surviving are the following children: Robert G., of Donora; Lawrence C., Monessen; Howard O., Butler; William M., and Mollie Lee Halstead, both of Charleroi; John C., Ethel and Marie Lee Gillette, all of Greensburg, and Roy, at the home in Smock. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Margaret Wood of Sewickley.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in Pleasant View cemetery of which he was a member for many years. Rev. J. B. Bryte will be in charge and burial will be in the church cemetery.


Joseph LEE (1812-1899)

JOSEPH LEE

OHIOPYLE, Dec. 18—On Dec. 13, 1899, Mr. Joseph Lee died at his home in Stewart township in the eighty seventh year of his age. He was one of the oldest residents of Stewart township, he and his wife having lived together in this immediate neighborhood for more than fifty years, until last may when she died, and since then he has failed rapidly. Old age was the cause of his death. Interment in Mount Washington cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, December, 1899

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Lloyd D. LEE (1927-2007)

Lloyd D. Lee, 79, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and formerly of Ohiopyle, Fayette County, Pa., passed away November 8, 2007, in Peace River Regional Medical Center. He was born November 29, 1927, at Ohiopyle, Pa., son of the late Joseph Richard and Mary Elizabeth Rohlf Lee. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a sister, Margaret Lee, and three brothers, Rev. Raymond Lee, Frederick Lee, and Donald Lee. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 54 years, Janet Livengood Lee; a daughter, Linda Mack and husband, Timothy; two sons, Lloyd "Dale" Lee and wife, Deborah, Larry Dale Lee and wife, Tina; a special granddaughter, whom was raised by them, Jessica Lee Gragg and husband, Chad; a sister, Lois Leonard and husband, Lawrence; three sisters-in-law, Alvertia Lee, Wanetta Lee, and Hazel Lee; eight granddaughters and three grandsons. Lloyd served in the Korean Conflict. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Waynesburg College and his Masters Degree from West Virginia University. He was a teacher at Ohiopyle Elementary School, in Fayette County, Pa., and became head teacher until his retirement. He then became a stock market investor. Lloyd and his wife, Janet, moved from Ohiopyle to Port Charlotte 24 years ago. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa., today, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Kenneth VanSickle, officiating. Interment will follow in Irwin Memorial Cemetery, Ohiopyle.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, November, 2007

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Lois J.Gibbs LEE (1929-2009)

Lois J. Gibbs Lee, age 79, of Lemont Furnace, Fayette County, Pa., died Friday, February 7, 2009, in the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. She was born May 5, 1929, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Preceding her in death were her parents, Orville Ross Gibbs, Sr., and Maitie Marie Fike Gibbs, her husband, Lester E. Lee, Sr., a son, William R. Lee, and a sister, Olive Ozaline Gibbs Galino. Surviving are her three children: Lester Lee, Jr., and wife, Patricia, and Mary E. Lee, all of Lemont Furnace, Pa., and Robert E. Lee and wife, Kathy, of Uniontown, Pa.; four grandchildren: Luke, Kelly, David, and Raelyn; a great-grandchild, Shane; and a brother, Orville Ross Gibbs, Jr., and wife, Maxine, of Mount Independence, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME at 164 South Mount Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Monday, February 9, 2009, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service, with the Rev. Gary McFadden, officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery, Smock, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, February 8, 2009

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Mary Elizabeth Ogle LEE ( -1921)

MRS. LEE SUCCUMBS

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lee, aged 76 years, 7 months and 9 days, died Tuesday evening at her home in Haydentown from dropsy and heart trouble. She is survived by her husband, Simon K. Lee, and three sons, two daughters and 22 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from her late residence Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Maple Grove cemetery, Fairchance.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, October 13, 1921, page 11, column 4

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Mary Elizabeth Rohlf LEE (1901-1977)

LEE, MARY ELIZABETH— Age 76 of R. D. 1 Farmington, Pa., died Monday, Dec. 25, 1977, in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born in Farmington, Oct. 29, 1901. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Richard Lee, four sons, Rev. Raymond Lee of New Kensington, Lloyd Lee of Ohiopyle, Frederick Lee of Farmington and Donald Lee of Markleysburg; a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Lois) Leonard of Ohiopyle, 19 grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Mildred Ceserino of Farmington, Mrs. Lena Sinibaldi of Meadville and Mrs. Grace Croce of Brownfield. She was predeceased by her parents, Harry H. and Ida Wilburn Rohlf; a daughter, Margaret in 1926; two brothers and two sisters, Harry in 1903, Charles in 1927, Lyda in 1917, and Mrs. Louise Wable in 1957. She attended the Farmington Free Methodist Church. Friends are being received in the Crawford and Haky Funeral Home, Hopwood today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 and Thursday from noon until 2 p. m., the hour of service, in the Farmington Free Methodist Church with Rev. Carl Gates officiating. Interment will follow in the Irwin Memorial Cemetery, Ohiopyle.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, December 28, 1977, page 28, column 6

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Mary V. LEE ( -1941)

MISS MARY V. LEE

   Miss Mary V. Lee, 71, lifelong resident of St. John’s community, Brooke county, W. Va., died Tuesday morning at the home of a sister, Mrs. John Plummer, at Franklin, nearby. She was a sister of George Lee of Vanderbilt.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, October 9, 1941, page 2, column 3

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Matilda G. Glassburn LEE ( -2004)

Matilda G. Glassburn Lee, 82, of Pleasant Valley Road, Connellsville, Bullskin Township, Pa., who graduated from the former Scottdale (Pa.) High School and also Southern College in Petersburg, Virginia, and was a former salesperson for the former Aaron Furniture Store in Connellsville, died Saturday morning, April 17, 2004 at 7:47 a.m. in her home. She is survived by five children: Fred E. Lee III and wife Linda, Mount Pleasant, Bullskin Township, Pa., James C. Lee and wife Christine, Fort Ashby, West Virginia, Ora D. Lee, Mount Pleasant, Pa., Jenny L. Licciardi and husband Thomas, Uniontown, Pa., and Eric S. Lee and wife Sara, Fredericksburg, Virginia; grandchildren: Traci L. Lee who resided with Matilda as her caregiver for 11 years, Christopher E. Lee and wife Melissa, Jonathan C. Lee, James "Jake" Lee, Allison "Tillie" Lee, Adam C. Lee, Daryn N. Lee, Thomas L. Licciardi, Michael L. Licciardi, Nicholas L. Licciardi, Christine Lee and her adopted granddaughter Jennifer Thomas who resided with Matilda as her caregiver for 11 years; one great grandson; brother, Samuel C. Glassburn and wife Laura Mae, Bullskin Township; sister Janora Glassburn Gabriel, Savannah, Georgia; nieces and nephews. Family and Friends will be received in the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring Street, Scottdale, Pa., on Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Visitation continues Tuesday, April 20, in Pennsville Baptist Church, Pennsville, Pa., from 9 a.m. until the Service at 11 a.m.


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

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Samuel J. LEE (1964-2010)

Samuel J. Lee, age 46, of Uniontown, Pa passed away on Monday, August 2, 2010 in the Health South Rehabilitation Center in Morgantown, WVA. He was born July 23, 1964, to Nancy Brewster Lee and the late Albert Lee Jr. in Meridian, Mississippi. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a brother Albert Lee III. He leaves to cherish his memory his fiancée, Christine Middelton, Uniontown, PA; his mother, Nancy Lee, Uniontown, PA; Children: Athena Lee, Baltimore, MD, Sherika Brown, Uniontown, PA; Step-Children: Armed (Marchella) Middleton, North Versailes, PA, Lakisha (Lance) Middelton, Monroeville, PA and Lawrence Jones, Uniontown, PA; siblings: Anita Barzart, Irwin, PA, Alberta Lee, South Carolina, Fannie Lee, Uniontown, PA, Arlin Ford, Uniontown, PA; two grandsons and two step-grandchildren: Armed, Jr. and Marlo; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services are entrusted to LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, INC., 297 E. Main St, Uniontown, PA and will be held on Sunday, August 8, 2010 at John Wesley AME, 349 E. Main St, Uniontown, PA from 4 PM - 8 PM and Monday, August 9, 2010 at 11 AM, the hour of service. Interment will immediately follow at Edenborn Cemetery, Edenborn, PA.


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

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Spencer LEE (1984-2008)

Spencer Lee, age 23 of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Thursday, June 19, 2008. He was born on September 28, 1984 in West Islip, N.Y. Spencer was a graduate of Laurel Highlands High School, in Fayette County, Pa., Class of 2002, Pittsburgh Institute of Art Technology, and the University of Pittsburgh. He is the son of Dr. Kuk S. Lee, M.D., of Uniontown, Pa., and the late Sung Hae Lee. In addition to his father, he is survived by brothers: Raymond Lee, of Philadelphia, Pa., and David Lee, at home. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 680 Cherry Tree Lane, Uniontown, Pa., on Saturday, June 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Hour of Service, with the Reverend Doctor Inbum Park, officiating. Interment will be in Hampton Cemetery, Allison Park, Pennsylvania.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, June 20, 2008

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Stephen J. LEE (1987-2009)

Stephen J. Lee, age 22, of Uniontown, passed away Saturday June 6, 2009 in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born January 17 1987 in Uniontown, Pa to Oscar Lee and Pam Stokes Lee. He is predeceased by his grandparents, Fannie Lee, Charles Stokes and Leon Straughters and a brother, Lee Stokes. In addition to his parents he is survived by his brothers: Neil Stokes of Dallas, Tx., Reuben Stokes (Nicole), Oscar Lee Jr., James Lee, Joel Grooms, all of Uniontown, Eric Rucker (Pam) of Masontown, Jonathan Stokes (Jolene) of Washington, Pa.; sisters: Quincy Stokes Seattle, Wa., Samantha Lee, Alisha Lee, Florence Lee, Faith Fairfax (Tyrone) all of Uniontown and Caroline Lee of Atlanta Ga.; grandparents, Ida Stokes and Ollie Mae Stokes, and a host of uncles, aunts, relatives, and friends. Arrangements have been entrusted to the MURIEL E. LANTZ FUNERAL HOME 297 E. Main St., Uniontown. Friends will be received in the John Wesley AME Zion Church 349 E. Main St., Uniontown, Pa. Wednesday 6-8 p.m. where services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Linda Arthur officiating. Interment will follow immediately after in the Edenborn Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, June 9, 2009

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Wayne N. LEE ( -1976)

WAYNE N. LEE

Wayne N. Lee, 67, of Smock, R. D., died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday at his home. He was a retired employe of the Ward Baking Company, a member of the teamsters union, a veteran of World War II, and a member of American Legion Post No. 51. He is survived by his wife, Elma; his mother, Mrs. Blanche Lee of Smock, R. D., and one brother, Odell Lee of Mars.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, September 17, 1976, page 3, column 7


FUNERAL NOTICE

LEE —Friends of Wayne N. Lee of Smock, R. D., who died Thursday, Sept. 16, 1976, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 12 noon until 2 p.m., the hour of service, at the Blair-Lowther Funeral Home, Perryopolis, with the Rev. George Kennedy officiating. Interment in Flatwoods Cemetery, Vanderbilt, R. D.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, September 17, 1976, page 3, column 8

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William M. LEE (1921-2009)

William M. Lee, age 87, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, and formerly of Leckrone, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, July 18, 2009. He was born July 25, 1921, in West Newton, Pennsylvania. Mr. Lee was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Leckrone, Pennsylvania where he served as Deacon and as Sunday School Superintendent for many years where he was admired, respected and loved. He was also a former member of Abram Lodge 20. Mr. Lee graduated from the former German Township High School, McClellandtown, Pa., and served in the United States Armed Forces. He was predeceased by his parents, Calvin Lee and Anna greene Lee; wives, Elizabeth Lee and Florence Mae Nichols Lee; a son; a daughter, Janet Lee; and siblings: Gerald Lee, Calvin Lee, Harriet Tolliver and Elizabeth Bates. He is survived by his brother, Clarence Lee of Seat Pleasant, Maryland; three grandchildren Tanya Williams (Nathan), Cleveland, Ohio, William Robinson (Lorena), Jacksonville, North Carolina, and Annissa Schoolfield, Erie, Pennsylvania; nine great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Friends and Family will be received at the CITY CHAPEL CHURCH, 254 East Main Street, Uniontown, PA 15401 on Monday, July 27, 2009, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Tuesday, July 28, 2009, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service. Arrangements have been entrusted to the LANTZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 297 East Main Street, Uniontown, PA 15401 (724.438.4030).


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, July 24, 2009

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Frmon LEECH ( -1865)

LEECH— April 16th, 1865, of Dipheria, FRMON V. son of J. P. and Margaret Leech, aged 3 years, 10 months and 13 days.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, April 20, 1865, Volume V, No. 11, page 2, column 7

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Keziah LEECH ( -1926)

MRS. KEZIAH LEECH

   Mrs. Keziah Leech, aged 87 years, one month and two days died at her home in Smithfield, Tuesday afternoon, September 7, 1926, at 2 o’clock after ailing for the last three weeks. About three weeks ago, Mrs. Leech suffered a slight fall without apparent injury. From that time on, however, she grew steadily weaker because of her advanced age until her death. She was the widow of Lucian Leech. Mrs. Leech is survived by one sister, Mrs. Albert Johnson of Connellsville; four grandchildren, Jessie A. Leech, Mrs. Bertha Downey and Mrs. Arthur Britt of Smithfield and Mrs. Arthur W. Hoard of Point Marion. Eight great-grandchildren, all descendants of the late W. S. Leech of Smithfield, Mrs. Leech’s only child, also survive. Funeral services will be held at the home Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Mr. Day, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Smithfield, officiating. Burial will be in the Baptist cemetery of Smithfield.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, September 8, 1926, page 13, column 1

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Willie F. LEECH ( -1865)

LEECH— On the 28th of March, 1865, of Diptheria, WILLIE F., son of Jeremiah P. and Margaret Leech, of Wharton tp., in the 10th year of his age, being the sixth that have died in this family. A few years since that dreadful disease, Scarlet Fever, visited them, taking three of their children within a few days. Allen and Lavina, two bright little children, died the same night and were buried side by side, in the same coffin. A few days after Mary followed, next Leah L., of Affection of the throat. Then Jacob W. at his countrys’ call shouldered his musket, and fell nobly at the battle of the Wilderness. We sincerely sympathize in the afflictions of this grief-stricken family.       Jas. W. Porter


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, April 6, 1865, Vol. V, No. 9, page 2, column 6

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bullet Eliza LEEDY died in 1889. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

LEEDY, MRS. ELIZA
Mrs. Eliza LEEDY, mother of Mrs. H. M. KERR, of the South Side, died on Monday, aged 70 years.  She was buried in Hill Grove cemetery Wednesday at 2 o’clock. 
Courier  Fri.  11-1-1889


Andrew Samuel LEEPER (1900-1968)

LEEPER, ANDREW SAMUEL, Age 68 years, of 909 York St., Brownsville, died Thursday, July 25, 1968 at 5 p.m. in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born in Elm Grove on January 5, 1900, the son of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Leeper. A retired mine foreman, he had been employed by the Gateway Coal Co., Clarksville. He was a member of the F. O. E. No. 1356 of Brownsville, the past governor of the L. O. O. M. No. 8, of which he has been secretary for the past seventeen years, and past district governor of district 10 of the L. O. O. M. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Norma Leeper of 1204 Second St., Brownsville, three daughters, Mrs. Constance Balsley, Mrs. Wanda Henry, and Mrs. June Cibrik, all of Brownsville, seven grandchildren, three brothers: Nick of Ambridge, Louis of Pittsburgh, and Brig. Gen. Michael Leeper with the U. S. Army at Fort Meade, Md., and six sisters: Mrs. Rose Bell, Mrs. Julia Oakes, Mrs. Pauline Williams, and Mrs. Mary Corella, all of Merrittstown, Mrs. Josephine Apone of Allison, and Mrs. Mildred DeLuke of Pittsburgh. Friends are being received in the Andrew J. Skirpan Funeral Home, Park Ave., Brownsville, until 3 p.m. Sunday, the hour of service with Rev. Dallas Butler officiating. Interment will be in LaFayette Memorial Park.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, July 27, 1968, page 11, column 8

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David LEEPER, Sr. (1969-2012)

SHEFFIELD TOWNSHIP, OHIO
David Leeper, Sr.

David Leeper, Sr., age 43, of Sheffield Township, Ohio passed away unexpectedly at his residence September 3, 2012. Born in Lorain, Ohio on March 13, 1969, he was a 1987 graduate of Clearview High School. Dave was a former member of the United States Army Reserves and had been employed as a production assistant at Ford Motor Company’s Ohio Truck Plant in Avon Lake. Survivors include his son David Leeper Jr., residing in Lorain; his mother Judith A. Leeper (nee Tobak), also of Lorain; brothers, Raymond A. Leeper of Lorain and Michael (Shannan) Leeper of Mansfield, Ohio along with his sister Christine A. (James) Osborne of Grafton, Ohio. In addition, he leaves four nieces and one nephew. Dave was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Leeper, in 1998. Friends may call Thursday from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the GLUVNA-SHIMO-HROMADA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 3224 Broadway Ave. Lorain. Funeral services will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral chapel. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. To share your memories and condolences with the Leeper family, please visit www.gluvna.net.


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

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Edna LEEPER ( -1899)

   Death notice for Edna Leeper appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, February 20, 1899. Complete text is not currently available.


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


PENNSVILLE

Personal Items From Bullskin Township's
Bright Little Coke Town.

   The little 6-year-old daughter of Mrs. Anna Leeper died at the Connellsville Cottage Hospital last Saturday evening, where she was taken to have an operation performed, but was too ill to undergo the strain, dying shortly after her arrival there. The remains were interred in the Mt. Olive United Brethren Cemetery Tuesday afternoon.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, February 24, 1899, page 8, column 2, paragraph 5

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Elizabeth Augustine LEEPER (1875-1958)

LEEPER, MRS. ELIZABETH AUGUSTINE— Age 83 years, a resident of Tower Hill No 2 for the past 40 years, died in her home at 1:45 a.m. Saturday morning, November 22, 1958, after a lingering illness. She was born in Naples, Italy, November 3, 1875. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel on January 15, 1956. She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Julia) Oakes, at home; Mrs. Nick (Rose) Bell of Merrittstown; Mrs. Pete (Josephine) Apone, of Allison, Pa.; Mrs. Mike (Millie) DeLuke, of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Louis (Pauline) Williams, of Tower Hill No. 2, and Mrs. Frank (Mary) Carello, of Tower Hill No 2; four sons, Andrew, of Brownsville; Nicholas, of Baden, Pa.; Louis, of Pittsburgh; and Lt. Colonel Michael, with the U. S. Army, Albuquerque, New Mexico; twenty-two grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by four brothers, Mike and Frank Augustine, of Allison; Carlo Augustine, of Denbo, Pa.; and Sam Augustine, of Italy. She was a member of the Holy Rosary R. C. Church, Republic. Friends will be received in the Flack-Marucci Funeral Home, Legion St., Republic, after 4 p.m. Sunday and until Tuesday morning at 8:30 at which time prayer services will be held followed by a Requiem High Mass in the Holy Rosary R. C. Church, Republic, with Rev. Father A. J. Balok as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, November 22, 1958, page 3, column 1

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Harold W. LEEPER (1950-2007)

Leeper, Harold W. 57
Washington Township

Harold W. "Bud" Leeper Jr., 57, of Washington Township, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, at his home. He was born Aug. 3, 1950, in North Charleroi to Alfretta Indoff Leeper, of Belle Vernon, and the late H. Wayne Leeper Sr. Mr. Leeper was a resident of Washington Township for the past 29 years and a member of St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Chuch, Belle Vernon. He was an administrative assistant for Sony Chemical Co., Mt. Pleasant, and a former employee of the Volkswagen plant. He was a member of the Fayette City/Washington Township Lions Club and the Fayette City American Legion. Surviving are his wife, Loraine Molnar Leeper, to whom he was married 36 years; son, Harold W. "Bud" Leeper III (Tracey), of Gibsonia; grandson, Justin Andrew Leeper; daughter, Andrea E. Leeper, of Belle Vernon; sisters, Nancy (Jerry) Sirofchuck, of Greensburg, Joanne Lynch, of Penn Run, and Laurie (Denton) Hough, of Acme; father- and mother-in-law, William and Agnes Molnar, of Gillespie; brothers-in-law William Molnar Jr. (Tracy), of Gillespie, and Ronald (Marianne) Molnar, of Perryopolis; numerous nieces and nephews; dogs, Chester and Delilia, and cat, Teacup. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the LEONARD J. PARZYNSKI FUNERAL HOME, 626 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, where the Fayette City/Washington Township Lions Club will conduct a service at 8 p.m. Thursday and members of the parish will pray the rosary for the departed soul of Harold W. Leeper Jr. at 3 p.m. Friday. A prayer service will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by funeral Mass at 9:30 in St. Sebastian Church with the Rev. Charles P. Esposito as celebrant. Interment in Belle Vernon Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, August 23, 2007

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Helen F. LEEPER (1875-1995)

   Helen F. Leeper, 88, of Oliver 1 died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 1995, in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born Aug. 18, 1907, in Oliver, daughter of the late John and Mary Giballa Strauch. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Leeper, in 1983; a brother, Stephen Strauch, and a sister, Johanna Belinsky. She was a member of St. Therese R.C. Church and St. Mary's Christian Mothers. Surviving are four sons, Frank Leeper and his wife, Wilda of San Antonio, Texas; Joseph Leeper and his wife, Lois of Roseville, Mich.; Raymond Leeper and his wife, Judy of Lorain, Ohio, and Robert Leeper and his wife, Betty of Hopwood; a daughter, Mrs.. Alex (Mary Ann) Merkosky of Oliver; 16 grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; and three sisters, Mary Petlovich of Uniontown, Rose Anthony of Ambridge and Sophia Strauch of Oliver. Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 9 a.m., when a blessing service will be held, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m., in St. Therese R.C. Church, with the Very Rev. Fr. John A. Regoli as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 14, 1995

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James T. LEEPER (1950-2008)

Leeper, James T. 58
Connellsville

James Thomas Leeper, 58, of Connellsville, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at home, comforted by his loving family. He was born July 22, 1950, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Zane and Betty Marie Leeper. James was a Protestant by faith. He was an Army Vietnam veteran. He leaves behind his wife of 33 years, Dorothy Ann Koontz Leeper; daughters, Christie Stimmel and her husband, Charles, and Debbra Mickey and her husband, Robert S.; grandchildren, Charles Stimmel, Jessica and Julianna Mickey; four brothers; and several nieces and nephews. Jim will be deeply and forever missed by his loving family. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the time of service at noon Friday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 South First St., West Side, Connellsville, with Pastor Thomas E. Lomasney officiating. Interment will be private.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, August 28, 2008

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Norma P. LEEPER (1898-1975)

LEEPER, NORMA P., Age 77 years, of Water St., Brownsville, died Wednesday, April 23, 1975, in the Brownsville General Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Andrew in 1968. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Alfred (Constance) Balsley, Mrs. Wanda Henry and Mrs. Edward (June) Cibrik, all of Brownsville; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren; one brother, O. Nelson Edwards of Reno, Nev.; one niece, Mrs. Vivian Martin of Uniontown. She was predeceased by 12 brothers and sisters. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Brownsville and the Ladies Bible Class. Friends will be received in the Andrew J. Skirpan Funeral Home, 135 Park St., Brownsville today after 2 p.m. and Saturday until 2 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. Wayne M. Tolson officiating. Interment in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill.

Notes from contributor:
   Born—– Feb. 24, 1898, Mt. Pleasant
   Parents—– Henry and Amanda Greenwood


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, April 25, 1975, page 23, column 8

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William Rayburn LEEPER (1919-2003)

Leeper, William
Greensburg

William Rayburn Leeper, 84, of Greensburg, died Monday, July 7, 2003, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. Born April 24, 1919, in Dunbar, he was a son of the late William and Edna (Griffin) Leeper. He was a member of Mount Joy Church of the Brethren, Mount Pleasant. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a mechanic for Kenworth and a truck driver for Keck Bottling and St. Clair Supply. He was a student of the former Mount Pleasant Township School. Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Elinor C. (Fox) Love Leeper; daughters, Joyce Murray of Greensburg and Karen Nickelson of Greensburg; son, Melvin Leeper of Mount Pleasant; stepson, Keith Love of Ruffsdale; stepdaughter, Marilyn Solomon and husband, G. Keith of Greensburg; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Zane Leeper, Lee Haberlin and Vernon Summy. Friends will be received at the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., 730 W. Main St., Mount Pleasant, today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. where his service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Charles D. Whipple and the Rev. James D?Amico co-officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Joy Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Township.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, July 9, 2003

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Charles E. LEGAS (1932-1995)

Charles E. Legas

   Charles E. Legas, 63, of Monongahela, formerly of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday in the Mon Valley Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Esta Roberts Legas; a brother, Frank Legas of Bridgeport; four sisters, Goldie Johnson of Mount Pleasant, Ada Ansell of Rockwood, Mrs. David (Jennie) heater of South Connellsville and Mrs. Frank (Rosann) Keta of Laurelville. Friends will be received at the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 406 E. Washington St., Mount Pleasant, until 1 p.m. today.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– January 14, 1932
   Died—– July 8, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1995

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Helen Strauch LEGHART (1923-1996)

Helen Leghart

   Helen Strauch Leghart, 73, of Grindstone, Pa., passed away Monday morning, March 4, 1996, in the residence of her son in Tarentum, Pa. She was born in Waltersburg, Pa., Jan. 29, 1923, daughter of Stefan and Anna (Strauch) Strauch. She was a member of Central Christian Church, retired employee from Cantalamessa Cleaners with 30 years' service, and graduate of Redstone Township High School. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Stephen W. Leghart on May 1, 1992, a sister, Margaret Fuller, and three brothers, Steven, Mike, and Joe Strauch. She is survived by a son, Robert McGinnis and his wife, Ruth Ann Brown McGinnis, of Tarentum, two granddaughters, Bet McGinnis and Bobbi McGinnis, two sisters, Alma Muller of Fox Chapel and Annabelle Gibson of Hopwood, Pa., and two brothers, George Strauch and Frank Strauch both of Grindstone. There is no public viewing. Friends and relatives are invited to a Memorial Service in Central Christian Church on Thursday, March 7, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Michael Valentine officiating. Interment is private under direction of the JAMES D. BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, 196 West Main St., Uniontown. Memorial contributions to Central Christian Church and/or Young? Association.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1996

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Abraham L. LEHMAN ( -1908)

Train Accident

 Struck And Killed By A Train At Coolspring, Pa.

From Obit Index, PA Room, Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, September 25, 1908

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Adelia 'Dealy' Mayfield LEHMAN ( -1940)

ADELIA LEHMAN

 Mrs. Adelia Lehman, aged 85 years, six months and seven days, died at 6:20 Saturday evening, July 20, 1940, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Josephine Crawford, of Little Brownfield. Surviving are the following children; Mrs. Crawford; William, of Revere; Harrison, Little Brownfield, and Harry G., of Canton, O. She also leaves 20 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Friends are being received at the Sharp Funeral Home in Fairchance where services will be conducted at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. Burial will be Hopwood cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, July 22, 1940, page 12, columns 5 & 6

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Betty Martin LEHMAN Stone  (1860-1947)

LEHMAN, MRS. BETTY—Aged 86, and lifelong resident of Pechin, near Dunbar, died Tuesday, April 1, 1947 at 3 p.m. in the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Hagner, of Pechin. Her husband, Edward G. Lehman, preceded her in death January, 1946. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Hagner, Mrs. Robert Pluck of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Harvey Fair of Weirton, W.VA; Mrs. John Murray of Hopedale, Ohio; two sons, John A. and Charles E. Lehman of Dunbar; 38 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren. Friends are being received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, where funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 4, at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. W. S. Hamilton, pastor of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church, Dunbar, officiating. Internment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.

Note from Betty Lehman Wilson:
The story went (since I was named for her) that when Betty Martin Lehman was born, her mother named her Mary Jane. Her mother died shortly after and the older sisters changed her name to Betty for her mother. Sounds true as one died in 1860 and the other was born in 1860.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, April 3, 1947

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Charles E. LEHMAN (1891-1970)

LEHMAN, CHARLES E.— Age 79, years of Dunbar, died Sunday May 10, 1970 at 8:40 a.m. in the Connellsville State General Hospital. The son of the late Edward and Betty Barton Lehman he was born in Dunbar Feb 6, 1891. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Lydia) Pluck of Detroit, Michigan and Mrs. John (Mabel) Murray of Hopedale, Ohio and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, John A. Lehman and two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Hagner and Mrs. Rose Fair. Friends will be received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar after 7 p.m. today where services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ray A. Snair officiating. Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, May 11, 1970

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Charles Ewing LEHMAN (1918-2007)

 Charles E. Lehman, 89, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Thursday, September 13, 2007, in his home with his family by his side. He was born January 7, 1918, in Oliphant, Fayette County, Pa., the son of John William and Olive Rose Mitchell Lehman. He was a veteran in the United States Army and served in World War II with the 29th Infantry. He was in the Normandy Beach landing in 1944 and was awarded the Bronze Star. Charles was a retired coal miner and a member of the UMWA. He also retired from Freuhauf Corporation in 1982. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, in Uniontown, and a life member of AMVETS Post 103, Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa.

 He was predeceased by his parents and his brothers, Raymond Lehman and John Lehman, Jr., and a sister, Martha Myers. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Josephine Bacha Lehman; daughters: Patricia Clutter Thorpe, of Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa., Sharlene Lehman, of Plant City, Fla., Rose Rucker and her husband, Daniel, of Leesburg, Va.; son, Charles E. Lehman, Jr., and wife, Cindy, of New Cumberland, W.Va. He is also survived by grandchildren: Timothy Thorpe, Tod Thorpe and wife, Debbie, of Buckhannon, W.Va., Rachael Staviscak, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Joshua Lehman, of New Cumberland, W.Va., Jessica and Holly Rucker, of Leesburg, Va., and great-grandchildren: Casey Jo and Natalie Jo Thorpe, of Buckhannon, W.Va.; sisters: Eleanor Lehman, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Mildred Gruber and husband, Richard, of Bruceton Mills, W.Va. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews including loving niece, Terry Ray Hurst and nephew, Stephen Bacha.

 Special thanks to the Albert Gallatin Hospice Team and family physician, Dr. Riad Saradar. The family will receive friends in the DEAN WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., on Monday, September 17, 2007, at 10:30 a.m., when a Blessing Service will be held, with the Rev. Father Thomas Wesdock, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, 185 East Main Street, Uniontown, Pa., 15401.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, September 14, 2007

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Charles William LEHMAN (1931-1932)

 Funeral services for Charles William Lehman, aged one year and 28 days, who died at the home of his parents, yesterday at 4:30 o'clock. Services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 0'clock by the Rev. W. S. Hamilton, of Dunbar, in the home, House 87, Oliver #2. Double pneumonia was the cause of the child's death. He is survived by his parents Mr. & Mrs. George Lehman. Undertaker, Whetzel of Uppermiddleton has charge of the burial.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, December 13, 1932

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Curtis Emery LEHMAN Stone  (1905-1967)

C. E. LEHMAN

 Curtis Emery Lehman, 60, of Dunbar, was dead on arrival at the Connellsville State Hospital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. He was born December 25, 1905, in Dunbar, a son of the late Elias & Mary McKenna Lehman. He was a member of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church, Dunbar.

 Surviving are a son, Curtis A. of Weirton, WV; two daughters, Mrs. Allen (Betty) Wilson of Uniontown, R.D. 1, and Mrs. Russell (Polly Jean) Frye of Waukesha, Wis.; seven grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. John (Rose) Gouker and Mrs. Edward (Mary) Miller of Dunbar.

 The body is at the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Ray Snair officiating. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.

From the scrapbook of Mr. Robert M. Martin of Dunbar, PA.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November 27, 1967, page 17, column 8

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Daisy Martin LEHMAN Photo (1880-1969)

LEHMAN, MRS. DAISY--Age 89 years of Dunbar, died Tuesday morning, December 2, 1969, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ira Snyder, Uniontown. She was born in Lucasville, Ohio, January 4, 1880, the daughter of the late James O. and Caroline (Pyle) Martin. She was affiliated with the Harbor of Light Chapel, Uniontown.

She is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. William E (Nellie) McClintock, Munhall; Mrs. Charles (Frances) Hennen, Pomona, Calif., Mrs. William (Margaret) Johnson, Hibbs; Mrs. George (Gwendolyn) Harding and Mrs. Ira (Carrie) Snyder, both of Uniontown; Mrs. Paul (Eva) Hostetler and Mrs. Frank (Esther) Cooper, both of Dunbar; two sons, James of New Castle and Warne of Dunbar; thirty-five grandchildren; fifty-five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Roger (Minnie) Mitts, Delano, Calif., Mrs. Charles (Ella) French, Galion ,Ohio, Mrs. Alice Robinson, Dunbar; two brothers, Frank Martin, Dunbar and Ross Martin, Weatherly, Penna.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John A., one daughter, four brothers and two sisters. Friends will be received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar until 2 p.m. Friday where funeral services will be held with Rev. H. L. Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


The Morning Herald--The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, December 3, 1969, page 5, column 3

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Donald E. LEHMAN, Sr. (1951-2008)

Donald E. Lehman, Sr.

 Donald E. Lehman, Sr., 56, of Revere, Fayette County, Pa., died Thursday, July 31, 2008 in the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. He was born September 18, 1951, in Uniontown, Pa. Preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents, Joe and Dorothy Metts, his paternal grandparents, William and Margaret Lehman; his father-in-law, Donald Hall, and mother-in-law, Garnet Hall. Mr. Lehman was a graduate of Laurel Highlands High School, in Fayette County, Pa., a steelworker at the Clairton Mills, and a member of the Revere Free Methodist Church.

 Surviving are his loving wife of 38 years, Candace (Candy) Sha Hall Lehman; a son Donald E. Lehman, Jr., and wife, Jacqueline, of Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa.; a daughter Amanda Beth Meyokovich and husband, Steven, of Uniontown; 4 grandchildren: Noah, Andrew, Bert, and Porsche, whom he loved and adored very much; 2 great-grandchildren: De'Von and Essence; his parents, Mervin E. (Buddy) Lehman and Elizabeth (Betty) Metts Lehman, of Revere; seven siblings: Bill Lehman and wife, Debbie, of Revere, Gail Radosevich and husband, Robert (Moe), of Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa., David Lehman, of Revere, Bruce Lehman and wife, Karen, of York, Pa., Robin McKnight, of Adah, Fayette County, Pa., Scot Lehman and wife, Andrea, Jamie Lehman and her fiancé, Tim, all of Revere; many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews, whom he loved.

 We have lost our wonderful husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and uncle, and all who knew Don have lost a very special friend. Don was our Pawee and Dooger and we will all miss him deeply. He was an avid hunter. He loved the Steelers and could not wait for the football season to begin each year. Don also loved having his morning coffee at Denny's with his buddies. He will always be remembered for his gracious smiles, loving and gentle manner, his uncanny sense of humor and his willingness to lend a hand to anyone who needed assistance. He touched so many lives in so many ways making each that he touched better. Our hearts are broken knowing that we will not be able to see or touch him for a while. We also know that this life, is but a short journey to an eternal life, when we will all once again be together forever.

 Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Monday in the REVERE FREE METHODIST CHURCH from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dale Sickles officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, August 2, 2008

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Edward G. LEHMAN (1859-1946)

EDWARD G. LEHMAN

 Edward G. Lehman, 86, of Pechin, well known stone mason of that vicinity, was found dead at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning on a street at Dunbar. He was reportedly on the way to the street car station when collapsed and died of a heart attack. Mr. Lehman was born 30 April 1859, at Dunbar, a son of the late Elias and Mary Lehman and lived all of his life in that community. He was a member of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church of Dunbar.

 Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Betty Lehman and the following children: John A., Charles E. and Mrs. Daisy Hegner, all of Dunbar, Mrs. Lydia Pluck of Detroit, Michigan, Mrs. Rose Fair of Hollidays Cove, W. Va. and Mrs. Mabel Murray of Hopedale, Ohio. There are 31 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Jane Francis and Mrs. Minnie Moyer of Mt. Independence, and two brothers, William Lehman of Oliver, and John Lehman of Oliphant Furnace.

 The body will remain at the James T. Burhans Funeral parlor, Dunbar until Thursday night when it will be removed to the residence at Pechin. The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home with Rev. William S. Hamilton of the Franklin Memorial Church officiating, assisted by Rev. O. G. Cook. Internment will follow at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January 16, 1946

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Frederick 'Kale' G. LEHMAN, Sr. (1921-2003)

 Frederick "Kale" G. Lehman, Sr., 81, of Oliver No. 3, Pa., passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2003, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born in Oliver No. 3, on April 3, 1921, son of the late William E. Lehman Sr., and Margaret Hiles Lehman. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Erma Conn Lehman on March 18, 1991; four brothers, George Lehman, William "Buzz" Lehman, Walter "Ike" Lehman and Robert "Jake" Lehman; and five sisters, Carrier Fike, Lillian Ralph, Pearl Nedley, Naomi June Peed and Mildred Gibson. He is survived by two sons, Frederick Lehman and William Lehman, both of Oliver No. 3; a special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Clarence and Betty Conn; and numerous nieces and nephews. Kale was a coal miner at the West Leisenring Mines, and an avid horseshoe player. He was a former member of the Valley Sportsman Club in Oliver No. 3.

 Friends will be received in the DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday, April 4, 2003, until 10 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Kenneth McCune officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


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

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Ida LEHMAN ( -1916)

 After 14 Years Of Suffering Little Ida Is Laid To Rest With Her Doll By Her Side.

From Obit Index, PA Room, Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 10, 1916

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James E. LEHMAN (1912-1976)

Dunbar News

By IRENE MARIETTA

James E. Lehman Dies

James E. Lehman of New Castle and formerly of Dunbar, died at 7:40 a.m. August 28, 1976, in the Jameson Memorial hospital. He had been in failing health for some time.

He was born June 17, 1912, in Dunbar and was the son of the late John A. and Daisy Martin Lehman. He married the former Virginia M. Flynn, who survives in June 1938. Mr. Lehman was a carpenter and belonged to Local 206, Carpenters Union.

Besides Mrs. Lehman, he is survived by three sons, James Dale Lehman of Houston, Texas, David Gary Lehman, R. D. 5, New Castle and Dennis Neal Lehman of Philadelphia; seven sisters, Mrs. Nell McClintock of Ford City, Mrs. Eva Hostetler of Dunbar, Mrs. Margaret Stewart of Hibbs, Mrs. Bwendolyn Harding and Mrs. Carrie Snyder of Uniontown and Mrs. Esther Cooper of Dunbar and Mrs. Frances Hennan of Pomona, California; a brother, Milton S. of Dunbar and three grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister.

Burial was held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Robert A. myers Home for Funerals with the Rev. Dennis M. Salmon of the Presbyterian church officiating. Burial was made in the Castle View Burial Park.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, September 4, 1976, page 5, column 5

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John A. LEHMAN Photo (1880-1966)

LEHMAN, JOHN A.--Age 85 years, died in his home, Pechin Hill, Dunbar, Friday, January 28, 1966 at 7 p.m. He was born in Dunbar on April 5, 1880 and was the son of the late Edward and Betty Martin Lehman. He was a self employed stonemason.

He is survived by his wife, Daisy M. Lehman; two sons, James E. Lehman of New Castle and Milton Warne of Dunbar: seven daughters, Mrs. W.E. (Nell) McClintock of Munhall; Mrs. Paul (Eva) Hostetler and Mrs. Frank (Esther) Cooper, both of Dunbar; Mrs. James W. (Margaret) Johnson and Mrs. George E. (Gwendolyn) Harding of Hibbs; Mrs. Charles (Frances) Hennen of Pomona ,Calif. and Mrs. Ira (Carrie) Snyder of Uniontown; thirty-four grandchildren; forty-four great-grandchildren; one brother Charles Lehman of Dunbar; three sisters, Mrs. Lydia Pluck of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Daisy Hagner of Dunbar and Mrs. Mabel Murray of Hopedale, Pa.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Jessie Gladys. Friends are being received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, until 3 p.m. on Sunday the hour of service with Rev. R. L Davis officiating. Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, January 29, 1966, page 9, column 8

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Josephine Bacha LEHMAN (1926-2009)

 Josephine (Bacha) Lehman, 83 years, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away peacefully Saturday March 28, 2009, at the home of her daughter, Patricia Clutter-Thorpe. She was born on January 13, 1926, the daughter of Andrew Bacha and Mary Hatala Bacha. Josephine was an excellent and hardworking homemaker who enjoyed baking, gardening and bingo. She also traveled every winter for years with her husband, Charles, to Florida to visit her daughter, Sharlene. She especially enjoyed visits from her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren! She attended Saint John Byzantine Catholic Church in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

 She was predeceased by her parents and her loving husband, Charles Ewing Lehman Sr. who died in 2007. She was also predeceased by brothers and sisters Andrew Bacha, Elizabeth Kramm, Ann Malik, John Bacha, Joseph Bacha, Mary Bacha, Steve Bacha, Kathryn Kovalic, Mike "Orve" Bacha, Frank Bacha and Helen Morgan.

 Surviving are daughters: Patricia Clutter-Thorpe of Fairchance, Pa., Sharlene Lehman of Plant City, Florida, and Rose Rucker and husband Daniel of Leesburg, Virginia; and a son, Charles E. Lehman Jr. and wife Cindy of New Cumberland, West Virginia. She is also survived by grandchildren Timothy Thorpe and fiancée, Kessa Tenney of Buckhannon, West Virginia, Tod Thorpe and wife Debbie of Buckhannon, West Virginia, E3 Rachael Staviscak of Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, Joshua Lehman of New Cumberland, West Virginia, Jessica Rucker and Holly Rucker of Leesburg, Virginia; and great grandchildren Casey Jo Thorpe and Natalie Jo Thorpe of Buckhannon, West Virginia. Also surviving are her brother, George Bacha and wife Ann of Uniontown, Pa.; many nieces and nephews including special nieces and nephews Terry Hurst, Nanci Myers, Stephen Bacha and Bradley Bacha.

 Many thanks to neighbors, especially Janice Kaiser, Joyce Tate and Ray Dalzell, and also her family physician, Dr. Riad Saradar and staff. Arrangements have been entrusted to the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa. A private viewing was held for the Family. Friends and Family are invited to attend a Memorial Service that will be conducted at ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY in Arlington, Virginia, on Friday, July 31, 2009, at 11 a.m. at which time Josephine will be laid to rest along side her husband. Memorial donations may be made to the Fairchance Firemen's Ambulance Department, Post Office Box 455, Fairchance, PA 15436.


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

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Maria Nickel LEHMAN ( -1920)

MRS. MARIA LEHMAN

 Mrs. Maria Lehman, 88 years old and 11 month old, died Friday evening at her home in Mt. Braddock of Bright’s disease. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Anna Ross, Mrs. Minnie Moyer, Cora Belle and Joshua Lehman all of Mount Braddock; Calvin and Mrs. Jane Franks, Percy; William, Oliver; Edward, Pechin, and John, Oliphant. She is also survived by 106 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. The funeral services will be held at the house tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, followed by services at 2 o'clock at the Methodist Protestant Church of Mt. Braddock. Rev. David E. Minerd of Dunbar will officiate. The interment will be made in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown.

Notes from contributor:
   Spouse–Elias Lehman
   Father–James Nickel
   Mother–Mary Nickel
   She was a bride at age 11, married in Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa. May 20, 1849.
   At the time of her death she was 88 years, 11 months and 14 days.
   According to her death certificate she died on her birthday.
   She was ill for 11 weeks prior to her death from Bright’s disease.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, May 15, 1920, page 2, column 4

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Milton Warner 'Warne' LEHMAN ( -1990)

Warne Lehman of Dunbar, died Wednesday in his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Dunbar, the son of John A. Lehman and Daisy Martin Lehman. He is survived by his wife Violet Cole Lehman; a son, James Milton Lehman of San Antonio, TX; two daughters: Mrs. Lucille Lehman Starkey of Calsbad, New Mexico, and Mrs. Virginia Faye Hall of Dunbar; five grandchildren, six sisters: Nellie McClintock of Ford City ,PA, Eva Hostetler of Dunbar, Margaret Stewart of Hibbs, Frances Hennen of Pomona, CA, Esther Cooper of Dunbar and Carrie Snyder of Uniontown.

Friends will be received in the Burhans-Crouse Funeral Home, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar. Interment in Pennsville Green Ridge Cemetery.


The Herald Standard, Uniontown, PA, 1990

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Violey L. Cole LEHMAN (1923-2000)

VIOLET L COLE LEHMAN, L.P.N., 76 of Dunbar, died Saturday, May 6, 2000 at her home. She was born November 21, 1923 in Allison, PA, the daughter of James Martin Cole and Sarah Ann Cummings Cole. She was a retired practical nurse who worked at both the Uniontown Hospital and Mt. Saint Macrina Manor. She also did private duty nursing. She was a member of the Pechin Chapel and the Ladies Missionary Circle.

Her husband Milton W. Lehman died in 1990. Also deceased are a sister Myrtle Manges; brothers, Harold Cole, James Cole, Ralph Cole and her parents. She is survived by three children; Lucille Lehman Stare of Carlsbad, New Mexico, James Martin Cole Jr., and his wife Maureen of San Antonio, Texas, and Virginia Faye Lehman Coffman and her husband, Geary of Dunbar; a sister Geraldine Cole Fell and her husband Anthony Fell, Sr. of Masontown, a brother, Lawrence Cole of Clarksville, Pa.; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Internment at Pennsville, Green Ridge Memorial Park


The Herald Standard, Uniontown, PA, 2000

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Helen L. Sholties LEHOSKY ( -1997)

Helen L. Lehosky

   Helen L. Sholties Lehosky, 73, of Claridge and a native of Mount Pleasant died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, in Jeannette District Memorial Hospital, Jeannette. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, John A. Lehosky; children: John A. Lehosky Jr. of Sacramento, Calif., Karen M. Lehosky Fairgrieve of Irwin, and Darlene A. Lehosky Lonero of Jeannette; a brother, George Sholties of Jeannette; and five grandchildren. Friends will be received at the James E. Lindsay Funeral Home Inc., Main St., Harrison City, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 3, until 9:15 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1997

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Ann Mudry LEICHLITER (1921-2010)

   Ann Mudry Leichliter, age 88, of Uniontown, wife of Harold "Woody" Leichliter, died suddenly April 2, 2010. Born August 30, 1921, in Helen, Pa., daughter of Andrew and Sophia Mudry. She was predeceased by her parents, her son, John Pulinko, Jr., brothers, Steve and Andrew and sisters, Mary Good and Helen Wade. She is survived by her daughter, Dolores Pulinko Movius of Huntington Beach, California; four grandchildren: Mary and husband, Richard, Wendy and husband, Roy, Dolores and friend, Steve and Michael and wife, Dawn; five great-grandchildren: John, Mikey, Trevor, Connor and Jack and daughter-in-law, Beverly Pulinko all from Michigan. Also surviving are brothers: Frank Mudry and wife, Mary of Tucson, Arizona and Mike Mudry of Lake Station, Indiana and many nieces and nephews. Ann was a faithful member of St. John The Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, Uniontown, where she made pirogues for many years. Her favorite hobby was playing bingo. She kept her youthfulness throughout life. She had a grateful heart and faith in God. She was blessed with good health and wonderful friends. Friends will be received in DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, April 8, 2010, until 9:30 a.m. when Brief Prayers will be said. Funeral services will follow at 10:30 a.m. in St. John The Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church in Uniontown with Monsignor Raymond A. Balta officiating. Interment follows in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill. Parastas by Rev. Father Ronald P. Larko will be held in the funeral home Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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Arthur B. LEICHLITER (1892-1894)

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

Arthur B. Leichliter

White, male, 2 years old
   Born—– 1892, Rockridge, Pa
   Died—– March 10, 1894, Rockridge, Pa.
   Cause of death– Pneumonia
   Buried– Connellsville
   Mother– Susan Leichliter


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 93

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Donald LEICHLITER ( -1923)

LINEMAN KILLED
  BY CONTACT WITH
   LIVE WIRE ON POLE

Life Extinct When Donald
Leichliter Is Lowered to
Ground

HOME IS AT MOYER

   Grasping for a hand-hold when the spike on his climber slipped while he was taping a secondary wire on a pole near Eleventh street, West Side, Tuesday, Donald Leichliter, a Moyer young man employed by the West Penn Power Company, came in contact with live wires and was electrocuted. When the body was lowered to the ground by others in the gang, life was found to be extinct. Artificial respiration was attempted. As his foot slipped, the young man reached above to grab the pole. The tip of his fingers came in contact with a high voltage line carrying 2,300 volts, causing death. He was also burned on the side under the arm pit, a wire of lesser voltage touching him there as he reached for a hold. The body hung suspended by the safety belt. Companions cut the wires and lowered the body with a rope. Following attempts at artificial respiration, it was removed to the funeral parlors of Charles C. Mitchell. The young son had been working here for about two months. His death caused a shock in local offices. It was the first serious accident in this territory for a long time. The victim of the accident was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Hampton Leichliter. In addition to his parents he is survived by six brothers and one sister.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, July 26, 1923, page 5, column 5

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Dorothy M. LEICHLITER (1919-2004)

Leichliter, Dorothy M.
Scottdale

Dorothy M. Leichliter, 85, of Scottdale, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, in Harmon House Convalescent Center, Mt. Pleasant. Mrs. Leichliter was born May 24, 1919, in Pennsville, a daughter of the late Albert and Mary Etta Truxel Leichliter. Prior to retirement, Dorothy was a seamstress employed by Connellsville Sportswear. She was a member of Pennsville Baptist Church, where she participated in the home visitation program and was a faithful member of the Sunshine Class. She was also a deaconess, Sunday school teacher and Mission Committee secretary. She is survived by her loving family, her two brothers, Robert P. Leichliter and his wife, Mary, of North Versailles, and Glenn Leichliter and his wife, Albina, of Ocala Fla.; and her sister, Gladys Edwards and her husband, Lee, of Central Point, Ore. She is also survived by 13 nieces and five nephews. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her two brothers, Joseph T. and Merle Ray Leichliter. Friends will be received Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at CARUSO MEMORIAL HOME, 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Pennsville Baptist Church with Dr. Terry V. Murray officiating. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Connellsville. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in memory of Dorothy to Pennsville Baptist Church, 3298 Richey Road, Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, October 6, 2004

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Emma E. Brooks LEICHLITER (1859-1931)

MRS. EMMA LEICHLITER
  DEAD AT EVERSON HOME

Special to The Courier

  SCOTTDALE, Feb. 6— Mrs. Emma E. Brooks Leichliter, 81 years and 10 months old, widow of L. B. Leichliter, died this morning at 1:30 o'clock at her home in Painter street, Everson, following a lingering illness. Mrs. Leichliter was born at Normalville, April 18, 1859. Her maiden name was Brooks. She had been a resident of Everson for 38 years and a life long member of the United Brethren Church. She is survived by six children: Mrs. S. O. Stoner and Mrs. J. K. Lewis, both of Scottdale, T. B. Leichliter of Duquesne, Mrs. R. B. Lyons of Poplar Grove, Mrs. H. E. Weisgerber of Connellsville and W. Leichliter of Cincinnati, also six grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. George Eicher of Scottdale and Mrs. T. P. Eicher of Pleasant Hill. The funeral service will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the United Brethren Church at Everson. Interment in Scottdale Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, February 6, 1931, page 6, column 4

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Franklin Dwight LEICHLITER ( -1943)

LEICHLITER, FRANKLIN DWIGHT— age 43 years, 14 days, well known resident of Luzerne township, an employee of H. C. Frick Coke Company, Maxwell mine, former superintendent of Isabella mine and a former supervisor of Luzerne township, died at 8:45 a.m. Sunday at his late home on the Arensberg road. He was a son of the late Levi R. and Polly Bittner Leichliter. Survived by two sisters, Miss Bertha B., and Miss Hazel J., both of Connellsville; three brothers, Braden B. of Keisterville; Otto G. of Wilkinsburg and Levi R. of Ligoner, Pa., also had another brother, Harry, who is now deceased. Friends will be received at the Kisinger Funeral Home at Brownsville. Funeral services will be announced later.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 5, 1943, page 2, column 7


LEICHLITER, FRANKLIN DWIGHT— Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 7, 1943, at 2:30 p.m. at the Kissinger Funeral Home, Brownsville. In charge of the service is Rev. Daniel Hunter assisted by Rev. C. V. Van Eman. Burial in the family plot, Sylvan Heights Cemetery; Mr. Leichliter was a veteran of WWI having served in the Navy.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, April 6, 1943, page 2, column 5

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George D. LEICHLITER (1899-1994)

George D. Leichliter

   George D. Leichliter, 94, of Mount Pleasant R.D. 5 and a native of Normalville died Friday at home. He is survived by five daughters, Ethel Albright, Mildred Mays and her husband, James, Blanche Wilkins and her husband, Galen, all of Mount Pleasant R.D. 5, Dorothy Naggy and her husband, Joseph, of Latrobe R.D. 2, and Mary Jane McGiffin and her husband, Wilmer, of Mount Pleasant R.D. 1; 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; three stepdaughters, Betty Nemesek and her family and LaVerne Weir and her family all of Florida, and Elois Weston and her family of Washington state; and three sisters, Effie Whipkey and Helen Snyder both of Connellsville and Mary Cooper of Lima, Ohio.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– June 25, 1899
   Died—– April 29, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1994

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George W. LEICHTER ( -1925)

GEORGE W. LEICHTER

   George W. Leichter, aged 79 years, died Wednesday morning, November 11, 1925 at 5 o'clock at Somerset following an illness. He had been in poor health for about a year and a half. Deceased was born in Somerset county, the son of Jacob and Martha Williams Leichliter, both deceased. When but a year old, his parents moved to Springfield township, near Normalville, where he made his home until 1907, then moving to Gilmore Mills, Bullskin township. He served as school director for four terms and tax collector for one term in Springfiled township and in Bullskin township was school director. Mr. Leichliter was married twice. He married Miss Harriet King in 1868. She died February 17, 1909. In September, 1909, he married her sister, Ann, who survives with the following children: Wade Hampton, of Moyer; Charles C., at home; Norma B. and Russell H., both of Keisterville; Edward, of Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. R. M. Pollock of Perryopolis. One brother, Albert, of Spencer, Ia., two sisters, Mrs. Jemina Rush and Mrs. William Workman, of Poplar Grove, 38 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, also survive. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 13, 1925, page 20, column 3

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Harriett LEICHLITER ( -1911)

Mrs. Harriett Leichliter, Aged 82,
Died on Sunday at 11th Street Home

   Mrs. Harriett Leichliter, aged 82 years, wife of D. W. C. Leichliter of Connellsville, died yesterday morning at 1 o'clock at the family residence, No. 415 Eleventh street, of infirmities of old age. Mrs. Leichliter had been in poor health for some time and had been confined to her bed for over a week. Had she lived until the 19th of next August, Mrs. Leichliter would have celebrated the 60th anniversary of her marriage to Mr. Leichliter. Plans were being made for a reception in honor of the event. Deceased had resided in Connellsville for many years and was widely and favorably known. She was the mother of ten children, eight of whom survive. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 36 great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon from her late home, Rev. R. C. Wolf, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, will officiate. Interment in Hill Grove cemetery. In addition to her husband, the children surviving are as follows: Mrs. J. P. Murray of Normalville; Mrs. William Henry of Moyer; Mrs. E. L. Prinkey of near Moyer; E. B. Leichliter of near Gilmore's Mill; Mrs. Joseph Shoner of Barberton, O., and Mrs. Alice Osborne of Connellsville. Three brothers, David Zufall of Ligonier; Aaron Zufall and John Zufall, and one sister, Mrs. Katherine Saylorof, Somerset, also survive.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday Evening, July 24, 1911, page 1, column 2

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Henry J. LEICHLITER ( -1901)

   Death notice for Henry J. Leichliter, who committed suicide, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, July 27, 1901. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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Infant LEICHLITER ( -1893)

LEICHLITER, INFANT— At Moyer on Monday, Sept. 4, of pneumonia, infant son of LEVI LEICHLITER. The interment took place on Tuesday.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, September 8, 1893

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James Allen LEICHLITER ( -1994)

LEICHLITER— James Allen Leichliter Jr. of 1218 Sycamore St., Connellsville, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 1994. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville and until the 11 a.m. service there Thursday, with the Rev. Corey Berkey officiating. Interment will follow in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, Leisenring.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1994

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Loren B. LEICHLITER ( -1929)

LOREN B. LEICHLITER

   Loren B. Leichliter, aged 72 years, 5 months and 10 days, died Friday afternoon, January 11, 1929, at 2:10 o'clock at his home in Everson. Mr. Leichliter was born in Somerset county, the son of the late D. W. C. and Harriet Zufall Leichliter of Connellsville. He had been a resident of Fayette county almost all his life. Mr. Leichliter is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma E. Brooks Leichliter; six children, Mrs. S. O. Steiner and Mrs. J. K. Lewis, both of Scottdale, Frank B. Leichliter of Duquesne, Mrs. R. B. Lyons of Poplar Grove, Miss Ethel Leichliter of Uniontown and Dr. J. Leslie Leichliter of Cincinnati, and three sisters, Mrs. John Slater and Mrs. Alice Osborne, both of Connellsville, and Mrs. Joseph Shaner of Barberton, Ohio. Funeral services will be held in the Everson United Brethren church, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, followed by burial in the Scottdale cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, January 12, 1929, page 13, column 2

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Luther E. LEICHLITER (1920-2002)

Leichliter, Luther E.
Uniontown

Luther Earl Leichliter, 82, of Uniontown, passed away Thursday evening, Oct. 3, 2002, in the Uniontown Hospital emergency room with his loving family by his side. Born May 6, 1920, in Connellsville, the son of the late Alonzo and Cora Ella Leichliter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy M. Strothers Leichliter, on Nov. 8, 1999; his daughter, Barbara Nicklow; his sister, Leona Marie Haney. Luther was a member of the Morrell Fire Dept. and the Connellsville Eagles. He is survived by his loving children, Ella Mae Rega of Scottdale, Leona Martin of Connellsville, Earl Leichliter of Connellsville, James Leichliter of Connellsville, William Leichliter of Uniontown, Dorothy Leichliter of Filbert, Mildred Montgomery of Uniontown, Robert Leichliter of Uniontown, Wilma Gail Cole of Uniontown, Charles Leichliter of Fairchance and Raymond Leichliter of Uniontown; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Leichliter of Uniontown; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Ave., Uniontown, on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Monday until 11:30 a.m., the hour of service. Interment follows in Green Ridge Cemetery, Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, October 5, 2002

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Mabel Virginia LEICHLITER (1911-2003)

Leichliter, Mabel V.
Gahanna, Ohio

Mabel Virginia Leichliter, 92, of Gahanna, Ohio, passed away at Mount Carmel East Hospital on July 15, 2003. Mrs. Leichliter was born in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Henry and Nellie Kooser Buttermore on April 6, 1911. She was a former member and president of the Pataskala Garden Club, United Methodist Women, she was a member of the Stoneybrook United Methodist Church, Gahanna, and a former member of the Pataskala United Methodist Church. She is survived by one son, Larry Leichliter; one daughter, Ellen Leichliter of PatloAlto, Calif., 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great- great-grandchild; one sister, Harriet Romesburg of Connellsville; and many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Edgar Leichliter; one son, Glenn Leichliter; one daughter, E. Jean Lutz; one brother, Ivan Buttermore; and one granddaughter, Jay Jenican. Memorial service at Stoneybrook United Methodist Church, 485 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230 on Friday, July 18, 2003 at 11 a.m. with Dr. Gary Exman officiating. Burial Loma Vista Memorial Park, Fullerton, Calif. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Pataskala United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 777, Pataskala, Ohio 43062 or to the Stoneybrook United Methodist Church.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, July 17, 2003

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Margaret LEICHLITER ( -1901)

   Death notice for Margaret Leichliter appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, September 27, 1901. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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Mark A. LEICHLITER ( -2009)

Leichliter, Mark A. 41
Lilesville, N.C.

Mark Alan Leichliter, 41, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, in Lilesville, N.C. He is the son of Pauline M. (Baumbaugh) Leichliter, of Connellsville, and the late Thomas A. Leichliter. Grandson of late Viola Marie and Thomas N. Leichliter and the late Boyd and Lucille Baumbaugh. He is survived by his wife, Lynda Marie Leichliter; and children, Eli Leichliter, who lives at home in Lilesville, Benjamin Kendrick, of Wadesboro, N.C., Jessica and husband, Grant Merritt, of Clayton, N.C., and Anthony and wife, Valerie Kendrick, of Someset. He was a 1986 graduate of Connellsville High School. Mark will be sadly missed by his family. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Wadesboro.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January, 2009

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Matilda LEICHLITER (1843-1893)

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

Matilda Leichliter

White, female, 50 years old
   Born—– 1843, Somerset, Pa.
   Died—– July 27, 1893, Rockridge, Connellsville
   Cause of death– Complication of diseases, ill 6 years


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 92

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Robert Alonzo LEICHLITER (1904-2004)

   Robert Alonzo Leichliter, 99, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Friday morning, Jan. 30, 2004, in the Mt. Macrina Manor. Born Dec. 3, 1904, in Connellsville, Pa., he was the son of the late Alonzo and Ella Leichliter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Beatrice Young Leichliter and his second wife, Wilma Silbaugh Leichliter. Also preceding him in death were his beloved daughter, Beatrice Roderick, who passed away on Aug. 14, 2003; and his brother, Earl Leichliter and his wife, Dorothy.Robert is survived by his loving sons, Charles Leichliter and wife, Beverly of Rochester, N.Y., and Gerald Leichliter of Uniontown; his son-in-law, Irvan Roderick; four grandchildren, Steven Leichliter, Harry Roderick and wife, Lisa, Robbie Roderick and wife, Brenda and Alma Maceiko and husband, Mark; six great-grandchildren, Ryan, Amber, Laura, Robbie Jr., Christian and Daniel; many caring nieces, nephews and neighbors; and his special caregiver, Patti Faust and her family.Friends will be received in THE STEPHEN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME, AT 71 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., Uniontown, today from 2 to 6 p.m., and on Monday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., the hour of service, with minister Bryan Young officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Cemetery, Connellsville, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, February 1, 2004

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Thomas A. LEICHLITER (1941-2003)

   Thomas A. "Grizz" Leichliter, age 62, of Clarksville, Pa., died at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, August 10, 2003 in Beverly HealthCare, Waynesburg, Pa. He was born January 26, 1941 in Clarksville, Pa., son of Thomas N. Leichliter and Viola Marie Leichliter. Mr. Leichliter retired from the Maintenance Department of California University of Pennsylvania in 1999 and was a member of A.F.S.C.M.E. Subchapter 8402.He graduated in 1959 from Bethlehem Joint High School, Fredericktown, Pa."Grizz" enjoyed fishing, golfing, and restoring his 1954 Chevrolet truck. On July 27, 1979 he married Virginia Kovatch Cowger Leichliter of Clarksville, who survives. Also surviving are two sons: Mark Leichliter of Lilesville, North Carolina, and Brian Thomas Leichliter of South Connellsville, Pa.; one daughter, Jennifer Leichliter Parrill of South Connellsville, Pa; four stepchildren: Cindy Cowger Stinson of Virginia, Gene Cowger of Graniteville, South Carolina, Bill Cowger of Centerville, Pa., and Randy Cowger of Deemston Borough, Pa.; two brothers: Norman Leichliter of Fredericktown, Pa., and Ralph Leichliter of Brunswick, Ohio; four Grandchildren; numerous Step Grandchildren; several Aunts, Nieces and Nephews. A sister, Harriett Leichliter Brendle, a step granddaughter, and his parents preceded him in death. Friends will be received in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME LTD., 42 Bank Street at Crawford Road, Fredericktown, Pa., today from 2 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, August 12, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., the hour of Services with Rev. Domenick Sgro officiating. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Monday, August 11, 2003

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Thomas Ray LEICHLITER (1961-2004)

   Thomas Ray Leichliter, age 43, of Uniontown, Pa., died at 5 a.m. Friday, June 25, 2004, in Beverly HealthCare, Uniontown, after a long illness. He was born May 26, 1961, in Brownsville, Pa., a son of Ida Stilwell Lutes of Claysville, Pa., and Norman B. Leichliter of Fredericktown, Pa. Mr. Leichliter was Protestant by faith. He graduated in 1979 from Beth-Center High School. He served with the United States Army and was formerly employed by Harlan Electric in Michigan as a Journeyman Lineman. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are two Daughters: Maggie Burnworth of Hopwood, Pa., and Desiree Leichliter of Connellsville, Pa.; two Sons: Thomas "Tommy" Leichliter and Kyle Leichliter both of Connellsville, Pa.; three sisters: Deanna Whoolery of Jefferson, Pa., Sheryl Wahl of Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Lynn King of Waynesburg, Pa.; his former wife, Vicki Jolliffe of Connellsville, Pa.; four Nephews; several Aunts and Uncles; and his former in-laws, Charles and Virginia Martin of Fairchance, Pa. Friends will be received in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME LTD., 42 Bank Street at Crawford Road, Fredericktown, Pa., on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where Services will be held Monday, June 28, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Victor Morris officiating. Interment will follow in Beallsville Cemetery, Beallsville, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, June 26, 2004

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Wendy Jo LEICHLITER (1964-2013)

Leichliter, Wendy Jo 48
Champion

Wendy Jo Leichliter, 48, of Champion, Fayette County, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in the UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh. She was born Nov. 20, 1964, in Connellsville, a daughter of D. Dale and Jean Porterfield Burkholder, of Connellsville. She was a 1982 graduate of Connellsville High School and had worked as the head of the salad department for Seven Springs Resort in Champion for many years. Wendy Jo was a member of the Mill Run United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting and gardening and was a volunteer for the Connellsville High School Marching Rand. In addition to her parents, Dale and Jean Burkholder, of Connellsville, Wendy Jo will be sadly missed by her sons, Orion A. and Addison B. Leichliter, both of Champion; her sisters, Michelle Miller and husband, Randy, of Normalville, and Lynn Miner and husband, Chris, of Mill Run; her brother, Mark Burkholder and wife, Wanda, of Connellsville; and numerous loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., at the corner of Route 711 and 146 Municipal Building Road, Melcroft (724-455-2310), where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Randy Newell officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Normalville Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, May 23, 2013

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William J. LEICHLITER ( -2004)

   William J. Leichliter, 87, of Connellsville, Pa., died Wednesday, September 22, 2004, in Mount Macrina Manor, Uniontown, Pa. He is survived by two sons: William R. Leichliter and Shawn C. Leichliter both of Connellsville; stepsons: Max Sparks, Maudlin, South Carolina, Warren Ray Sparks, Goose Creek, South Carolina, and William D. Sparks, Scottdale, Pa.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren. Arrangements were under direction of the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 East Green Street, Connellsville, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, September 25, 2004

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William W. LEICHLITER ( -1896)

   Death notice for William W. Leichliter appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, April 24, 1896. Complete text is not currently available.


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Leta Miller LEIF ( -1949)

MRS. LETA MILLER LEIF

  MEYERSDALE, May 24— Mrs. Leta Miller Leif, 54 years old, died Sunday evening in Washington Hospital, Washington, Pa., where she had been a patient for a few days. Death was due to a heart condition. For the past three months she had been living with her son, George M. Leif, in Washington and taking treatments in the hospital. Besides her son she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Miller of Broadway street; two sisters, Miss Mary at home and Mrs. Hazel Wilmoth of Meyersdale and one brother, Newton H. Miller of Pittsburgh. The body was brought here and taken to the home of her mother where services will be held at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Her pastor, Rev. E. C. Nagle of Amity Evangelical Reformed Church, will officiate. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, May 24, 1949, page 2, column 6

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Edna Mae LEIGHLITER (1906-2002)

Edna Mae Leighliter, 96, of Connellsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, in the Eicher's Family Home, Normalville. She was born Jan. 17, 1906, in Connellsville. She is survived by her son, Charles Gilbert Leighliter and his wife, Uwanda of Connellsville and six grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Leighliter in 1959, and a daughter, Wanda Kahle. Private funeral services will be held for the family with Pastor Philip Ramstad officiating. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, no date given

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Sarah LEIGHLEITER ( -1905)

MRS. SARAH LEIGHLEITER
Died Tuesday In Greene County at
Age of Eighty-Six

   Mrs. Sarah Leighleiter died Tuesday, September 26, at her home in Alleppo, Greene county, at the advanced age of 86. She had been ill for only a short time, suffering from the infirmities of old age. The remains will arrive in Connellsville this afternoon at 5:20 o'clock. They will be taken to the home of the deceased's only son, Irwin Leighleiter, near Rock Ridge, in Connellsville township. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The remains will be interred in Hill Grove cemetery. Mrs. Leighleiter was born in Springfield township. Her maiden name was Nicholson. Her husband died two years ago, his name being S. C. Leighleiter. Besides the son, two daughters, Mrs. Jennie Miller and Miss Annie Leighleiter, both of Alleppo, survive.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, September 29, 1905, page 1, column 3

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Albert S. LEIGHTY ( -1901)

   Death notice for Albert S. Leighty, of Connellsville, who died in Pittsburgh, Pa., appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, March 4 & 6, 1901. Complete text is not currently available.


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Ann LEIGHTY ( -1897)

   Death notice for Ann Leighty appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, May 2, 1897. Complete text is not currently available.


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bullet Anna Jane LEIGHTY died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Anna Jane Leighty, 73 years old, widow of J. T. Leighty, died Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John T. Frazier, 725 Morrell avenue, Connellsville, following a lingering illness. Surviving are these children:  Mrs. John T. Frazier, Mrs. Esther Frye and Inez Leighty of Connellsville; Mrs. Clyde Kelly and J. T. Leighty, Jr., of Pittsburgh; Howard and Fred Leighty, of Dunbar township, and Miss Belle Leighty of Wooster, Ohio.  Frank Duff of Reedsville, W.Va.; Bert and Walter Duff and Miss Maude Duff of Perryopolis and Hugh duff are surviving brothers and sisters.  Her husband preceded her in death 10 years ago. Deceased was a daughter of the late H. Thompson and Diana Hornbeck Duff of Uppermiddletown and had for many years resided in Dunbar township near Leiesenring No. 1. She was a member of Leisenring No. 1 Presbyterian church. The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Frazier home with Rev. William Hamilton, her pastor, officiating.  Burial will be made in Flatwoods cemetery.

(Standard - March 29, 1935)


Brian Alan LEIGHTY (1966-2005)

Brian Alan Leighty
Leisenring

Brian Alan Leighty, 38, of Leisenring, died suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. He was born June 24, 1966, in Connellsville, a son of Daniel and Mary (Russman) Leighty of Leisenring. Brian was a graduate of Connellsville High School, Class of 1984, and the Pittsburgh Electronic Institute in 1993, with an associate's degree in electric technology. He was employed by Sensus Technologies. He was a member of Leisenring Presbyterian Church, the Juniata Sportsmen Club, Fayette County 8-Ball League, Sons of Italy, Connellsville, and was an avid softball player. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Robin Ann (Campbell) Leighty; two children, Garrett and Alexandra Leighty, all of Leisenring; a sister, Susan Dillow of Leisenring; a brother, Daniel Leighty and wife Cynthia; aunt, Barbara Gettemy; mother-in- law, June Campbell, all of Connellsville; two sisters-in-law, Taryn and Michael Dorman of Everson and Kristen Ranker and companion Jim Tartel of Connellsville; six nieces, Amy Dillow, Seanna Kessler, Samantha and Kisha Huffine, Kelsey Dorman, Megan Ranker; a nephew, Chase Ranker; a close cousin, Kevin Hann and wife Robin and their children, Devin, Karissa and Tyler Hann, all of Mississippi; also many wonderful uncles, aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William and Mabel Russman; a cousin, Barry Hann; paternal grandparents, John D. and Ida Leighty; and his father-in-law, Peter Campbell. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Leisenring Presbyterian Church with Pastor Rick Watson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Brian's memory to "Garrett's & Alexandra's College Fund," c/o Fink Funeral Home, 418 N. Pittsburgh St. Connellsville, PA 15425.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, February 25, 2005

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C. Hazel LEIGHTY (1903-2003)

C. Hazel Leighty
Dickerson Run

C. Hazel Leighty, 100, of Dickerson Run, died Monday night, June 30, 2003, in the Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. She was born in Dickerson Run on March 19, 1903, a daughter of the late Joseph H. and Alice Pickett Stoner. She was a member of the Harmony Presbyterian Church in Belle Vernon since 1960, and a former member of the East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Vanderbilt, where she taught Sunday School for a number of years. She was a graduate of the former Dunbar Township High School and the California Teacher's College. She taught school in Vanderbilt, Dunbar Township, Connellsville Area, and in Library, Allegheny County. Hazel was a member of the Pennsylvania Retired Teachers and Fayette County Retired Teachers Associations, the Val Van Club and the Saturday Afternoon Club. Surviving are a beloved niece, Elaine Hughes of Dawson; a great-niece, Charlene McNatt of Dawson; a nephew, Ronald Livingston and wife Johanna of Flowery Branch, Ga.; and several other nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Leighty in 1963; a sister, Esther R. Ansell and husband Daniel of Dawson; a brother, Wilbur Stoner and wife Alice of Dickerson Run; a niece, Betty Stoner of Baltimore, Md.; a nephew, Robert Stoner of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and a foster brother, William Livingston of Flowery Branch, Ga. Friends will be received in the RALPH E. GALLEY FUNERAL HOME in Dawson on Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until 11 a.m., the hour of services there. Officiating ministers are the Rev. William Lawson and the Rev. John Jennings. Interment will be in Dickerson Run Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harmony Presbyterian Church or the East Liberty Presbyterian Church.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, July 2, 2003

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Carl Herbert LEIGHTY (1929-2006)

Carl H. Leighty
Everson

Carl Herbert Leighty, 76, of Brown Street, Everson, went to be with the Lord at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at his residence. Carl was born Oct. 9, 1929, in Ruffsdale, a son of the late Walter and Helen Weisel Leighty. He married the former Henrietta J. Bisel on June 30, 1965. Carl was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a retired shot blaster and painter at R.E. Uptegraff Manufacturing in Scottdale with 32 years of service, and was a lifelong member of the Zion Lutheran Reformed Church in Alverton. He enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, watching football and wrestling on TV, and years ago time spent fishing and camping at Scottyland Campground. A veteran of the Korean conflict, Carl served as a corporal and truck driver in the U.S. Marine Corps. He graduated from East Huntingdon High School, Class of 1947. "Words cannot express the love and kindness Carl has shown throughout his lifetime!" Carl will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 40 years, Henrietta J. Bisel Leighty; his three daughters, Susan Piper and husband, Rick, of Scottdale, Sandy Lash and husband, Dan, of Scottdale, and Nancy Garsteck and husband, Bruce, of Mt. Pleasant; seven grandchildren, Jason Shean, Stephanie Babick, Jennifer Long, Tabitha Shean, Katherine Lash, Mallory Garsteck and Angela Garsteck; three great-grandchildren, Amy Babick, Dannelle Shean and Chad Babick Jr.; a sister, Velma J. Ingelido, of Ruffsdale; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Leighty; and a sister, Ruth Ann Leighty. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale (724-887-5300/e-mail: fergfh@verizon.net; GPS: N40 degrees 06.136, W079 degrees 35.278). Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastors Cheryl Barron and Warren Lash co-officiating. Graveside committal service and interment will follow in Zion Cemetery with full military honors bestowed by the Mt. Pleasant American Legion Post #446. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Carl's memory may be directed to the family. Love Lasts Forever!


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, February 27, 2006

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Claudia H. LEIGHTY (1947-2007)

Claudia H. Leighty
Leighty
Belhaven
Formerly of Connellsville

Mrs. Claudia H. Leighty, 59, of Belhaven, N.C., and formerly of Connellsville, died Thursday, March 1, 2007, at her home. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2007, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service. Burial will follow at the Ross Family Cemetery in Bath. Mrs. Leighty was born March 13, 1947, in Connellsville. She was the daughter of the late Robert Hartline and Francis Fisher Hartline. On June 21, 1967, she married William S. Leighty, who survives. She was a graduate of Southmoreland High School and attended Deurlein Secretary School. Mrs. Leighty was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, William S. Leighty; her children, William Brett Leighty and his wife, Sherry, of Pennsylvania, Stephanie Jo Leighty, of Belhaven, N.C., Amy Beth Leighty of Missouri, Melinda Kay Fitchett and her husband Doug of Florida, Stephen Shane Leighty and his wife Shelly of Pinetown, N.C. and Angela "Susie" Murphy of Bath, N.C. and 10 grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be directed to Community Home Care & Hospice, 604 E. 12th St., Washington, N.C. 27889. You may share a memory with the family and view Mrs. Leighty's video tribute by visiting www.hillsidefuneralservice.com. Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Leighty family.


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

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Daniel LEIGHTY ( -1929)

DANIEL LEIGHTY

   Daniel Leighty, aged 79 years, a former resident of Vanderbilt, died at the home of his brother, John Leighty of 253 South Mount Vernon avenue, Wednesday morning, February 20, at 10:30 o’clock. In addition to his brother, John, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. S. A. Coter of Good Hope, Ill. Brief services will be held in the brother’s home Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, followed by additional services in the East Liberty Presbyterian church at Vanderbilt at 2:30 o’clock with the Rev. E. B. Shaw officiating. Burial will be in Dickerson Run cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday Evening, February 21, 1929, page 10, column 5

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David LEIGHTY (1868-1904)

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

David Leighty

White, male, 26 years old
   Cause of death–Smallpox
   Born–1868, Fayette Co., Pa.
   Died–February 1, 1904, Jumonville, Pa


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 141, line 160

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Davis S. LEIGHTY ( -1931)

DAVIS S. LEIGHTY

   Davis S. Leighty, aged 81 years, died at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 28, 1931, at his home in Adah in Luzerne township. Death was due to complications. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jenney Stewart Leighty and one brother, Charles W. Leighty, also of Luzerne township. Mr. Leighty was a life-long resident of Luzerne and a well-known farmer of that district. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. R. C. Van Eman, pastor of the Hopewell Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 2, 1931, page 14, column 4

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Elijah LEIGHTY ( -1908)

Article is typed as published.

ANGEL OF DEATH
CALLS QUARTETTE
OF OLD PEOPLE

Elizabeth Leighty, Former Connellsville
Resident, Dies at Rockwood at
Home of Son.

Article begins and continues with other deaths.

   Elijah Leighty, aged 75 years, a former well known resident of Connellsville, died Saturday at the home of his son, John Leighty, a well known hotel proprietor of Rockwood. Funeral services will take place from the home of his son this afternoon. Interment in Rockwood. Deceased is survived by three children, Mrs. Steward Ringler, of Connellsville; Mrs. Sallie Carroll, of Allegheny, and John, of Rockwood.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, September 21, 1908, page 1, column 5

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Eliza E. LEIGHTY ( -1897)

   Death notice for Eliza E. Leighty appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, December 30, 1897. Complete text is not currently available.


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Elizabeth Rose LEIGHTY (1945-2010)

Elizabeth R. Leighty
Normalville

Elizabeth Rose Leighty, 64, of Normalville, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at her home. She was born Aug. 29, 1945, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Russell and Betty Hensel Herman. Mrs. Leighty was employed at Seven Springs Mountain Resort and she was a member of the Poplar Run Church of God of Prophecy. She is survived by her husband, Wendell V. Leighty; two sons, Stoney Leighty and his wife, Bonnie, and Denny Leighty and his wife, Michele, all of Normalville; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Wesley Herman and his wife, Betty, of Severn, Md. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., corner of Municipal Building Road and Route 711, Melcroft, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Randy Winemiller officiating. Interment will follow in the Eutsey Cemetery. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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Euceba Barger LEIGHTY (1922-2010)

Euceba Leighty
Normalville

Euceba Barger Leighty, 88, of Normalville, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at her home. She was born Feb. 17, 1922, in Indian Head, a daughter of the late Smith and Ada Patterson Miller. She was a graduate of Connellsville High School and did community work with the Indian Creek Valley Lions Club. Euceba attended the Indian Head Church of God. She is survived by her husband, John E. Leighty; three children, Patricia Leyden and her husband, Robert, of Scottdale, David P. Barger and his wife, Carol, of Wexford, and John W. Barger, of Las Vegas, Nev.; five grandchildren, Karen Leyden, of Pittsburgh, Rob Leyden, of Tucson, Ariz., Paul Barger, of Wexford, Victoria Barger, of Wexford, and Eric Barger, of Wexford; a sister, Ruie Cavitt, of Findlay, Ohio; and two brothers, Thomas Miller and his wife, Dolores, of Findlay, Ohio, and Willis Miller and his wife, Mary, of Indian Head. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Paul C. Barger; and her brothers and sisters, Argyl, Daryl, Foster, Archie, Halbert and Ned Miller, Uldine Barnicle and Etta Lynch. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., corner of Municipal Building Road and Route 711, Melcroft, where services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Douglas Nolt officiating. Interment will follow in Normalville Cemetery. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, August 30, 2010

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Harry W. LEIGHTY, Sr. (1919-2007)

Harry W. Leighty, Sr.
White

Harry W. "Jeff" Leighty Sr., 87, of White, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Feb. 19, 1919, in White, a son of the late William August and Flora Echard Leighty. Jeff was a lifelong resident of White. He worked as a coal miner for the former Eastern Gas & Fuel Co. at its Melcroft mine and also worked construction. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. Jeff is survived by his loving family, his children, Vernon Leighty and wife Helen Marie, of Dillwyn, Va., Donnie Leighty, Domer Leighty and wife Susan and Dave Leighty, all of White, Rich Leighty and wife Eva Rae, of Melcroft, Ida Ohler, of Mill Run, Nancy Leighty, of White, and Darleen Logan and husband Ira, of Everson; and his 20 grandchildren, 21 great- grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, Jeff was predeceased by his wife, Julia Margaret Smith Leighty, in 1996; two sons, Harry Leighty Jr. and Ronald Smith; two infant sons, Kenneth and James Leighty; four sisters, Lula Shipley, Eva Stouffer, Rhoda Mae Stouffer and Myrtle Vella; and four brothers, Homer, Melvin, John and Vernon Leighty. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, the hour of a funeral service, in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, with Bishop Jeff Kelly officiating, assisted by the Rev. Elliott Leighty. A committal service and interment will follow in the Eutsey Cemetery, White. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the Normalville VFW 12019. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, February 9, 2007

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Jacob LEIGHTY ( -1963)

Hold Leighty
Rites Today
Local Restaurant
Dies At 65

   Funeral services will be held today for Uniontown restaurant owner Jacob Leighty, 65, of 59 S. Gallatin Ave., who died Saturday morning in Uniontown Hospital. Officiating at 3:15 p.m. rites in the Johnston Funeral Home, 65 N. Gallatin Ave., will be Rev. Benjamin J. McLuckie. Mr. Leighty was owner of the Fayette Dinette on W. Peter St. for many years was associated with the Penn Delicatessen. He was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church. A member and former trustee of BPO Elks Lodge 370 of Uniontown, Mr. Leighty was also treasurer of the Fayette Gun Club. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nelle Roger Leighty; a son, Roger, of Uniontown; a brother, George, of Deland, Fla.; and six sisters, Mrs. Frank (Ann) Harader, Mrs. Otto (Blanche) Nehls, Mrs. Herbert (Margaret) Cramer and Mrs. J. R. (Grace) Jones, all of Uniontown; Mrs. George (Sue) Wyatt, Port Charles, Ohio, and Mrs. Earl (Mary) Lynn, of Carmichaels. Burial will be in Sylvan Heights Memorial Gardens.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, August 19, 1963, page 1, column 1

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Jacob R. LEIGHTY ( -1928)

Ruffsdale

   Funeral services were held at the Christ’s Reformed Church Tuesday afternoon for Jacob R. Leighty, 85 years old, who died at his home here Saturday.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, December 13, 1928, page 7, column 2

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Jennie LEIGHTY ( -1906)

   Death notice for Jennie Leighty, wife of John Leighty, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, March 14, 1906. Complete text is not currently available.


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John LEIGHTY ( -1906)

   Death notice for John Leighty, of Uniontown, formerly of Brownsville, who died in Pittsburgh, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, February 19, 1906. Complete text is not currently available.


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John LEIGHTY ( -1923)

JOHN LEIGHTY

  MOUNT PLEASANT, March 3— John Leighty, 87 years old, died Thursday morning at his Ruffsdale home after suffering a paralytic stroke Wednesday afternoon. He was a native of East Huntington township, being born and raised here. He was a farmer. Mr. Leighty was educated in the common schools. When only nine years old his left arm was caught in a threshing machine and amputation was necessary. He was a member of the Reformed Church of Ruffsdale. Anna and Barbara, two sisters, and Jacob, a brother, survive him. All lived at home.

The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, March 8, 1923, page 6, column 3

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John LEIGHTY (1862-1937)

JOHN LEIGHTY

   John Leighty, 75, died in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Randy Jones, 86 South Gallatin avenue, at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, June 23, 1937. Mr. Leighty, an H. C. Frick pensioner, was born May 28, 1862, at Vanderbilt. His wife, Mollie Leighty, preceded him in death, September 28, 1925. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Frank Harader, Mrs. Otto Nehls, of Uniontown; George Leighty, McKeesport; Mrs. George Wyant, Uniontown; Mrs. Carl Lynn, Allison; Mrs. Herbert Cramer, Mrs. Grace Jones and Jacob Leighty, of Uniontown, together with five grandchildren. The body has been removed to the Nehl's residence, in charge of the Rev. Mr. Letcher. Burial will be in Union cemetery at Dickerson Run.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 24, 1937, page 2, column 2

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John H. LEIGHTY Stone  ( -1864)

   John H. Leighty, died, 28 October, at his residence in Pennsville of Typhoid Fever, in the 45th year of his age. He became a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at East Liberty and became a ruling elder in 1858. He leaves a wife and family.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, December 1, 1864

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John H. LEIGHTY ( -1926)

JOHN H. LEIGHTY

   John H. Leighty, aged 68 years, four months and nine days, manager of the Canyon Coal Company, of near Point Marion, died at his home at the plant Saturday morning, April 17, 1926. He is survived by three sons, John of California, Bernard of Hopwood and Herbert at home; two sisters, Ms. J. T. Hixon of Point Marion and Mrs. Ed Rose of Hibbs, Pa. The body was removed to the home of Charles Stewart at Ralph works, near New Salem, from where funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock followed by burial in Oak Grove cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 19, 1926, page 5, column 3

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Mrs. John W. LEIGHTY ( -1904)

   Death notice for Mrs. John W. (Porter) Leighty appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, November 7, 1904. Complete text is not currently available.


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Kurt B. LEIGHTY ( -1996)

KURT B. LEIGHTY

   Kurt B. Leighty, 21, of Rice’s Landing, Pa., died Wednesday, March 13, 1996 at 3:30 a.m., from injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Rt. 188, Franklin Twp. He is survived by his parents, Earl R. and Erlene NcNeely Leighty of Rice’s Landing; maternal grandmother, Opal Dowlin McNeely of Jefferson; a sister, Mrs. Timothy (Susan) McCann of Ellsworth and two nephews. Friends will be received in Behm Funeral Home, Jefferson, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday March 16, 1996, until 11 a.m., the hour of service.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 14, 1996

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Mabel Mosser LEIGHTY ( -1934)

MRS. ALBERT LEIGHTY
OF HICKORY BOTTOM IS
SUMMONED BY DEATH

   Mrs. Mabel Mosser Leighty, 26 years old, wife of Albert Leighty, died at 11:30 o’clock Monday morning at her home at Hickory Bottom of complications. She had been ailing for the past year. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Mosser of Smock, and the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Ethel Furnier of Smock, Miss Catherine Mosser, John Mosser, William Mosser and Ralph Mosser, at home, and Daniel Mosser of Uniontown. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon. There will be a brief service at 2 o’clock at the late home followed by an additional service at 2:30 o’clock at the Flatwoods Baptist Church, which deceased was a member. Rev. H. D. Purrier, pastor of the Dunbar and Fairchance Baptist churches, will officiate. Interment will be in the Fairchance Cemetery in charge of the undertaking firm of Ira Blair & Sons of Perryopolis.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, August 7, 1934, page 6, column 6

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Marilyn R. LEIGHTY (1936-2005)

Marilyn R. Leighty
Vanderbilt

Marilyn R. Leighty, age 69, of Vanderbilt, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005, in the Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born in Franklin Township, May 16, 1936, a daughter of the late Harry and Ruth Williams Rhodes. She was a member of the Vanderbilt Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Harold E. (Pete) Leighty; two children, Harold E. (Gene) Leighty and his wife, Debbie, of Connellsville, and Cindy Huey, of Vanderbilt; two sisters, Beverly Smiley, of Leisenring, and Donna Palankey, and husband, Alfred, of Connellsville; four grandchildren, Troy Leighty, and his wife, Robin, of Irwin, Todd Leighty and his wife, Christa, of Irwin, Leslie Huey and Matthew Huey, of Vanderbilt; one great- grandchild, Shane Leighty, of Irwin; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the RALPH E. GALLEY FUNERAL HOME, Dawson, from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday and until 11 a.m. Saturday, the hour of the services there. Officiating minister is the Rev. Richard Schimansky. Interment will follow in Flatwoods Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, August 11, 2005

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Marks LEIGHTY (1911-1994)

   Marks Leighty, age 83, of 712 Painter Street, Everson, died in Frick Community Hospital, August 10, 1994. He was a member of the Everson Evangelical Church of Everson. He was born January 20, 1911, a retired Tool Maker For Robert Shaw Controls in New Stanton for 30 years, a Veteran of WW II, U. S. Army. His wife is Evelyn Whaley Leighty, son, Dennis M. Leighty, and parents Charles H. and Gertrude Carnes Leighty.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1994

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Mary LEIGHTY ( -1927)

MRS. MARY LEIGHTY

   Mrs. Mary Leighty, 62 years old, died Wednesday at her home in Uniontown. Besides her husband, John Leighty, she is survived by the following children: Mrs. Otto Nehis, Mrs. Frank Harader, Mrs. Herbert Cramer, Miss Grace Leighty and Jacob Leighty, all of Uniontown; Mrs. G. D. Wyant and Mrs. Earl Lynn of Allison and George Leighty of Detroit, Mich. The funeral service will be held at the home Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be in the Dickerson Run Union Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, September 29, 1927, page 5, column 2

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Melvin C. LEIGHTY (1913-1996)

Melvin C. Leighty

   Melvin C. Leighty, 83, of Normalville R.D. 1, died Thursday Nov. 14, 1996, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born April 25, 1913, in Saltlick Township, a son of the late William and For a Echard Leighty. He was formerly employed at U.S. Steel and he retired from PennDOT, where he worked as an operator and also served as a union steward. He is survived by his wife, Lola Laymon Leighty; three sons, Kermit and john, both of Normalville, and Elliott of Uniontown; a daughter, Mrs. Ray (Shirley) Graham of Normalville; nine grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; a brother, Harry Leighty of Normalville; a sister, Rhoda Stauffer of Mather, Pa. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Melvin Leighty Jr.; four brothers, Homer, John, Vernon and George Leighty; and three sisters, Eva Stauffer, Lula Shipley, and Myrtle Vella. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Dennis Arndt officiating. Interment will follow in the Normalville Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, November, 1996

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Nancy LEIGHTY ( -1894)

   Death notice for Nancy Leighty appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, April 20, 1894. Complete text is not currently available.


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Nancy J. LEIGHTY (1854-1925)

MRS. NANCY LEIGHTY
DIES IN KANSAS; WAS
FAYETTE COUNTIAN

   Mrs. Nancy J. Leighty, 71 years old, former well-known resident of Fayette county died Wednesday at her home at Hutchinson, Kan. She had been ill for some time past and had received medical treatment in a hospital at Hutchinson in hopes of regaining her health. She was born near Vanderbilt, March 16, 1854, a daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah Ann Harper, who in their time were among the best known residents of that section. She was reared in that community and was married to Stephen Leighty, also of near Vanderbilt. In 1881, they left Fayette county for Kansas where they continued to make their home. Mrs. Leighty was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Vanderilt until leaving for the West. She had a number of friends in this vicinity. Besides her husband, she is survived by the following children: One daughter, Bine, married and residing near Hutchinson, Harper, Stephen, William and Clyde Leighty, all of near Hutchinson. She is also survived by four brothers, Swayne Harper of Connellsville, James Sparks Harper of Parkersburg, W. Va., and Joseph and William Harper of near Vanderbilt and one sister, Mrs. Margery A. Lynn of near Ruffsdale. Mr. and Mrs. Leighty visited in Connellsville and vicinity a year ago last September. The funeral service was held Friday morning at the family home. The interment was made in Hutchinson.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, March 14, 1925, page 1, column 7

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Nellie Crawford LEIGHTY ( -1901)

   Death notice for Nellie Crawford Leighty, wife of John Leighty, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, March 11, 1901. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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Nina Russell LEIGHTY ( -1924)

Mrs. L. L. LEIGHTY

   Mrs. Nina Leighty, nee Russell, wife of L. L. Leighty of Juniata, died Monday morning at the Uniontown Hospital following an operation. She was 33 years old. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two children, Nellie Mae and J. D., at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Russell of Mount Braddock and the following sisters and brothers: Alva Russell, Painesville, Ohio; Mrs. Ernest Lynn, Mather, Greene county; Mrs. William McClelland, Brownsville; Mrs. J. A. Matthews, Smithfield; Mrs. Charles Holland and Leland Russell, Mount Braddock.


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

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Phyllis A. LEIGHTY ( -2010)

Phyllis A. Leighty
Pleasant Hills

Phyllis A. (Miller) Leighty, 74, of Pleasant Hills, formerly of Uniontown, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. She was the beloved wife for 56 years of Jim Leighty; loving mother of Arleen (Mark) Yoest, Donna (Dr. Craig) Henderson and Dee (Rodney) Miller; sister of Dolores Lessel; sister-in-law of Donna Hammargrem; proud grandmother of Erik, Adam (Danielle), Douglas, Patrick, Victoria, Charlie (Jody), Shelly (Paul), Jeremy (Gina) and Daniel; great-grandmother of Allison, Lyndsae, Jeremy Jr., Paul Jr., Kaylie, Brayden, Sierra and Saige. Friends will be received on from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Interment in Jefferson Memorial Park. www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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bullet Ralph H. LEIGHTY died in 1932. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

LEIGHTY, RALPH H.

Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at 2 o’clock in the family residence, near Dawson, for Ralph H. LEIGHTY, who died Sunday morning, June 26, 1932, in the Connellsville State Hospital, following an illness of six weeks.  Rev. W. F. SEITTER, pastor of the Bryan Methodist Episcopal church, will officiate and burial will follow in Hill Grove cemetery, Connellsville.
He is survived by his father, John H. LEIGHTY and one brother Walter LEIGHTY.  He was a veteran of the World war and a member of LaFayette Post No. 51, American Legion, of Uniontown. 
Herald 6-28-1932


Rick R. LEIGHTY (1990-2007)

Teen Driver Involved In Nov. 11
Fatal Wreck Dies

   The 17-year-old driver in a two-vehicle accident in Saltlick Township, Fayette County, Pa., that killed two people earlier this month has also died. The Melcroft teen, who is not being identified in accordance with state police policy not to identify juveniles, died Sunday at Conemaugh Hospital in Johnstown, Pa., Trooper Stefani A. Plume, said in a release. Plume indicated that the teen had massive head trauma from the accident, and had been in a medically induced coma since the Nov. 11 crash. The teen was driving a Ford Festiva when police said he did not stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Buchannan and Melcroft roads. He hit into a Ford Escort station wagon driven by David Stewart, 39, of Indian Head, Fayette County, Pa. Two passengers in Stewart's car - Michelle Stewart, 36, of Indian Head, and Gary Lee Keslar, 52, of White, Fayette County, Pa., were killed. Michelle was David Stewart's wife. David Stewart was listed in critical condition after the crash, but has since been released from a Pittsburgh, Pa., hospital. It was not immediately clear what type of condition the three passengers in the 17-year-old boy's car were in. Police said two 15-year-old boys, and another boy whose age was not given, were taken to Pittsburgh hospitals after the 12:15 p.m. crash. Accident Reconstructionist Cpl. Joseph D'Andrea said Monday that the brakes on the 17-year-old boy's car were not working when the crash occurred. D'Andrea said the teen had purchased the car on Nov. 1, and said an inspection of the car showed that the brake line was rusted through. He said the emergency brake also did not work. D'Andrea said speed was not a factor in the crash.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Rick R. Leighty
Champion

Rick R. Leighty, 17, of Champion, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, in the Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, due to injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born March 2, 1990, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of Ricky R. Leighty of West Virginia and Melissa Worley McCourt of Connellsville. He had attended Connellsville Area High School and had been employed at Seven Springs. He was Apostolic by faith. In addition to his mother and father, Rick is survived by his fiancée, Amanda R. Mansberry of Champion; a son, Ethan James Mansberry Leighty of Champion; a brother, Jeremiah Worley of Connellsville; two sisters, Shirley Buckmaster of West Virginia and Lori of White; and a stepfather, Donald R. McCourt of West Virginia. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with Pastors Rob Stewart and Merle Shomer officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery. To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, November 28, 2007

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Russell W. LEIGHTY (1928-2008)

Russell W. Leighty
Waltersburg

Russell W. Leighty, 80, of Waltersburg, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2008, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born May 13, 1928, in Juniata, son of the late John D. Leighty and Ida B. Kern Leighty. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Thorpe and her husband, Jim; brother, John "Spike" Leighty; and sister-in-law, Loris A. Stewart and her husband, Jim. Russell was a retired tow motor operator from Anchor Hocking and was a veteran of the Air Force. He was an avid Pirates and Steelers fan and gardener and loved to play family card games. He is survived by his wife, Emma F. Dannecker Leighty; children, Joseph Russell Leighty and his wife, Karen, of Waltersburg, Joyce E. Meucci and her husband, Joseph R., of Waltersburg, and Jeffrey Alan Leighty and his wife, Elizabeth, of Little Brownfield; two grandchildren, Kelly A. Leighty and Joshua S. Leighty; brothers and sisters, Jacob Leighty and his wife, Nell, of Leisenring, Nellie Fordyce, of Juniata, Elwood Leighty and his wife, Marge, of Leisenring, Audrey Saylor and her husband, Paul, of Litchfield, Ohio, and Thomas Leighty and his wife, Libby, of Connellsville; sister-in-law, Pat Leighty, of Everson; brother-in-law, Joseph "Ken" Dannecker and his wife, Judi, of Evans Manor; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to hour of service at 1 p.m. Saturday in DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, with the Rev. Keith Conover officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery, Smock.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, July 17, 2008

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Taylor H. LEIGHTY (1937-2006)

Taylor H. Leighty
Connellsville

Taylor H. Leighty, 69, of Vanderbilt, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, surrounded and comforted by his loving family. He was born July 2, 1937, in Connellsville, a son of the late Howard M. and Emma Lou Hixson Leighty. Taylor was Protestant by faith and a member of Christian Center Church in Belle Vernon. He was employed at the former Connellsville State General Hospital, now Highlands Hospital, as a nurses' aide. Taylor served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard for several years as a medical technician. He enjoyed the outdoors and liked working in his yard. Taylor is survived by his wife, Jacqueline B. Fogle Leighty, to whom he was married 42 years; two daughters, Angie L. Homer and her husband, James, of Connellsville, and Kathy B. Morris and her husband, Daniel, of Vanderbilt; a son, Taylor N. Leighty, of Vanderbilt; two grandchildren, Taylor N. Leighty Jr. and Derek G. Morris, both of Vanderbilt. Family and friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and until 11 a.m. Saturday, the hour of service, with Pastor Gary Snodgrass officiating. Interment will follow in Bowman Flatwoods Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, July 13, 2006

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William A. LEIGHTY (1876-1970)

WILLIAM A. LEIGHTY

   William A. Leighty, 94, of Normalville, died early this morning in the Uniontown Hospital, after a lingering illness. He was born May 7, 1876, in Germany, a son of the late Frederick and Eva Cropp Leighty, and was a resident of Saltlick Township most of his life. He was a retired farmer, and attended the Buchanan Church of God. Surviving are five sons, Homer Leighty, Connellsville, R. D. 2, Melvin and John Leighty of Normalville, R. D. 1, Harry Leighty of Sterling, Va., and Vernon Leighty of North Canton, O.; four daughters, Mrs. Lee (Lulu) Shipley of New Alexandria, Mrs. Jacob (Eva) Stouffer and Mrs. William (Rhonda) Stouffer of Mather, and Mrs. Steve (Myrtle) Vella of Greensburg; 32 grandchildren, 16 great- grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Augusta Echard of Hawkeye. He was predeceased by his wife, Mrs. Flora Echard Leighty, June 8, 1961, and a brother, Harman Leighty.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, July 8, 1970, page 4, column 6

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Zachariah Taylor LEIGHTY ( -1924)

Z. T. LEIGHTY, DUNBAR
TOWNSHIP FARMER, IS
CLAIMED BY REAPER

   Z. T. Leighty, well-known farmer of Dunbar township, died Sunday at his home between Vanderbilt and Leisenring at the age of 77 years, six months and 12 days. He had been ill for several weeks. Zachary Taylor Leighty was born in Dunbar township, a son of Stephen Leighty, and spent his life there having been since young manhood engaged in farming. Surviving, besides his wife, are three sons and five daughters; Fred of Dunbar township, Howard at home, Z. T., Jr., of Connellsville, Belle, Mary and Inez Leighty and Mrs. Clyde Kelly at home and Mrs. E. L. Frye of Connellsville, also three brothers and two sisters; Grant of Dunbar township, John of Washington, Pa., F. S. of Hutchinson, Ohio, Mrs. D. B. Woodward of Wooster, Ohio, and Mrs. G. W. Cox of Wichita, Kan.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, December 18, 1924, page 1, column 2

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George LEIGHTYBERGER ( -1861)

DIED

   Nov. 19th 1861, at his residence in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland Co., Pa., GEORGE LEIGHTYBERGER, aged about 36 years. He was well known and a good citizen, and very much respected as a gentleman.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, December 5, 1861, Vol. No. 44, page 5, column 5

Contributed by Roy Lockart


George H. LEITHEAD ( -1861)

DIED

   Nov. 7th, at the Brigade Hospital, Fairfax county, Va., Gen. Porter’s Division, GEORGE H. LEITHEAD, formerly of this place, with Com. “L”, Col. Black’s Regiment.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, November 14, 1861, Vol. I, No. 41, page 5, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Rev. John N. LEITHEAD ( -1865)

DEATHS

   In Brownsville at half past 7 o'clock, on Friday morning, 9th ult., Rev. John N. Leithead, late Rector of the Episcopal Church at Piqua, Ohio.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, October 12, 1865, Vol. V, No. 36, page 2, column 6

Contributed by Roy Lockart


William D. LEITZEL (1951-1996)

William D. Leitzel

   William D. Leitzel, 45, of South Connellsville, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1996, in the mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Jan. 24, 1951, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Merrill and Lucy McDonald Leitzel. He was a former engineer for the CSX Railroad and was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He was Catholic by faith. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Carter; three stepsons, Ray Junior Thurmond of Texas and Steven and Christopher Thurmond, both of South Connellsville; and one brother, Robert Leitzel, of Los Angeles, Calif. Friends will be received at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, Monday from 6 to 7 p.m., at which time services will be held in the funeral home with Dr. Marvin Watson officiating.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, September, 1996

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George F. LEJEUNE (1927-1994)

George F. LeJeune

   George F. LeJeune, 67, of Mount Pleasant R.D. 6, a native of New York City, died Wednesday in his home. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Kidston LeJeune; three sons, Bryce LeJeune and Jeff LeJeune both of Mount Pleasant R.D. 6, and Neil LeJeune of Greensburg; and a grandson, Jacob. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 26, at 11 a.m. in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Mount Pleasant.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– August 12, 1927
   Died—– November 16, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1994

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

Injuries received while at work in the Gates mine, at 11:30 o'clock Wednesday night, June 30, 1937, proved fatal to Steve Lelekacs.
Surviving are his widow, Janet, and one son, Steve, Jr.; his father, George Lelakacs of Brier Hill; and the following brothers and sisters:  Ida, Mary, Elizabeth and George of Brier Hill.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(Standard - July 3, 1937)


Ruby J. LEMMING (1928-2005)

Ruby J. Lemming
Connellsville

Ruby Jean Johnson Lemming, 77, of Connellsville, died early Saturday morning, June 11, 2005, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. She was born April 12, 1928, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Charles D. and Agnes Bryner Johnson. Ruby leaves to cherish her memory her son and daughter-in-law, Charles D. Lemming and his wife, Sophie (Prutz), of Scottdale; her granddaughter, Ashley M. Lemming, of Scottdale; her sister, Eleanor Grubbs and her husband, John T., of Connellsville; and her brother, Lawrence E. Johnson and his wife, Sue, of Indiana. Ruby's family will greet friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. A blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Joseph Sredzinski, pastor of St. Hubert Roman Catholic Church, Point Marion, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Bullskin Township. To view online obituaries, sign the guest registry or send condolences, please visit www.kapr.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, June 13, 2005

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Edith Florence LEMMON ( -1997)

Edith F. Lemmon

   Edith Florence Lemmon, 88, a lifelong resident of Mount Pleasant died Saturday, April 5, 1997, in Harmon House, Mount Pleasant. She is survived by a brother, Larry Lemmon and his wife, Evelyn, of Alexandria, Va.; two sisters: Mrs. Violet L. Lemmon Bielstein of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. June L. Lemmon Duncan of Englewood, Ohio; a nephew, Dr. Henry Bielstein of Fort Washington, Md.; and two nieces: Mrs. John (Ruth) Ferrill of Adelphi, Md., and Mrs. Jim (Connie) Bonnell of Westerville, Ohio. Friends will be received in the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 406 East Washington St., Mount Pleasant, on Tuesday, April 8, from 12 to 2 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1997

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Geraldine T. LEMMON ( -1996)

Geraldine T. Lemmon

   Geraldine T. Lemmon, 79, of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 7, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1996, at her residence. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mount Pleasant, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Dennis J. Hoffman officiating. Entombment will follow in the Middle Presbyterian Mausoleum.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1996

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Amanda Minnie LEMON (1859-1928)

AMANDA WINNIE LEMON

   Miss Amanda Minnie Lemon, aged 70 years, died at her home, 236 Cleveland avenue, Friday night, August 24, 1928, following an illness of several years. She is survived by a sister, Miss Margaret Lemon of Uniontown; two brothers, John H. Lemon of Uniontown and Andrew C. Lemon of Fort Worth, Tex. Funeral arrangements are to be announced later.

Note from contributor:
   Born–March 27, 1859


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, August 25, 1928, page 7, column 4


LEMON SERVICES

   Funeral services for Amanda Minnie Lemon will be held this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock in the home, 236 Cleveland avenue, with the Rev. Dr. T. W. Colhouer officiating. Burial will be in Park Place cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, August 27, 1928, page 7, column 4

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Andrew Courtney LEMON ( -1944)

LEMON, ANDREW COURTNEY— aged 74 years, died at his home 238 Cleveland Avenue, Wednesday morning, January 12th, after a brief illness. He was born in Uniontown and was the last member of the pioneer families of this city. He was the son of Henry L. Lemon and Jane Kerr Lenox Lemon. Friends received at the Johnson Mortuary, 65 North Gallatin Avenue where funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Burial will be made in Park Place Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 13, 1944, page 2, column 3

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Dazie Mitts LEMON ( -1931)

MRS. O. A. LEMON

   Mrs. O. A. Lemon, aged 41 years, died Monday afternoon, March 30, 1931, at her late home in Perrysville avenue, Pittsburgh, following a prolonged illness. Her condition, for the past several weeks, had been critical. In addition to her husband, formerly of Uniontown, she is survived by one son, Allan, at home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Notes from contributor:
   Name–Dazie Mitts Lemon
   Spouse–Oliver A Lemon
   Son–Allan Lemon
   Member of–Asbury M. E. Church


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, March 31, 1931, page 15, column 2


LEMON SERVICES

   The body of Mrs. O. A. Lemon, who died Monday afternoon, March 30, 1931, at her late home in Perrysville avenue, Pittsburgh, has been brought to the home of H. A. Lemon, 127 Walnut street, where funeral services will be solemnized Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, in charge of Rev. Burr R. McKnight, pastor of Asbury M. E. church. Burial will be at Sylvan Heights.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 1, 1931, page 17, column 3

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bullet Blanche Glendora LENER died in 1948. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(109)

Blanche Glendora Lener, 9 months old, daughter of William and Margaret Morris-Lener, died at her home, 14 Askren St. Uniontown, PA, Saturday evening at 10:15 PM. In addition to her parents she is survived by 1 brother, William Jr. at home: 1 sister, Rose, at home: a half-sister, Mary Morris of Uniontown: also her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Morris, of Oliver No. 1, and her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Leila Lener, of Keister. Friends are being received at the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St. where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 10 AM. Dr. Carey S. Osborne officiating. Burial in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


bullet Mary Margaret Morris LENER died in 1957. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(109)

Mary Margaret Morris-Lener
Age 39 years, of rear 25 Hogsett Lane, died Thursday, June 13, 1957 at 8  p.m. after a very brief illness.  Surviving are her husband, William Lener of Brownfield, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Morris of Uniontown: the following children, Mary Elizabeth, Rose, William, Robert, John, Janet and Eleanor, all at home.  Brothers and sisters:  Wilbert and Mrs. William (Blanche) Guth of Amend, Harry and James of Uniontown, David of Bobtown, Mrs. Clarence (Catherine) Nutt of Oliver No. 1.  Friends will be received at the Victor A. DeCarlo Funeral Home, 138 N. Gallatin Ave, after 3 p.m. today until 1:30 p.m.  Sunday the hour of service with Rev. R. L. Davis officiating.  Burial will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


Michael LENGJAK ( -1944)

MICHAEL LENGJAK

   Michael Lengjak, 55, died Tuesday at his home on the Pittsburgh road, Uniontown, after an extended illness. Surviving are his widow, Elizabeth; 10 grandchildren and one sister.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, May 31, 1944, page 2, column 4

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James Warren LENHART ( -1994)

James Lenhart, Mt. Pleasant area

   James Warren Lenhart, 31, of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 4, died Tuesday, May 3, 1994. He was born April 19, 1963, in Latrobe, a son of Clyde and Sally Geesey Lenhart of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 4. He was formerly employed by Alfery Meat Company Inc., Mount Pleasant. He was a member of the Paradise United Methodist Church, Bullskin Township. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Paul, of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 4; and his maternal grandmother, Jeanne LaRue of Greensburg, R.D. 8.


LENHART— James Warren Lenhart of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 4, died Tuesday, May 3, 1994. Friends will be received in the SYNDER- BROWN FUNERAL HOME, Church Street, Donegal, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Charles E. Nelderhiser officiating. Interment will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Cook Township.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1994

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Jane LENHART Headstone (1891-1924)

MRS. JANE LENHART

Mrs. Jane Lenhart, aged 32, wife of Lawrence Lenhart, of 42 Lincoln street, died in the Uniontown hospital Tuesday from pneumonia which followed child birth. Funeral notice later.


MRS. LAWRENCE H. LENHART

Mrs. Lawrence H. Lenhart, aged 33 years, died at the Uniontown hospital, Tuesday, March 4, 1924, following an illness of a complicaton of diseases. Deceased was a life long resident of Uniontown and death comes as a severe shock to her scores of friends and relatives. Since childhood she had been a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran church. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Frank and an infant son, ten days old; her mother, Mrs. Minnie Ford, of Fairview street, and the following brothers and sisters, Frank, John, Ruth, Martha and Elizabeth Ford, all of this city.

Funeral services will be held from the late home, 42 Lincoln street, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Herman H. Will officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 6, 1924, page 5, columns 1

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Joseph LENHART ( -1918)

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

   So far as the records show, 28 men of Connellsville gave up their lives during the war. Thirteen were killed in action, three died of wounds, 11 from disease and one by accident.

Other soldiers are listed before and after.

   Joseph Lenhart, Connellsville, R. F. D., October 6, 1918, Camp Lafayette, Md., disease.


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

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bullet K. B. LENHART ( -1937)

K. B. Lenhart, widely known resident of Confluence, and father of Thomas F. Lenhart, of Uniontown, died at his home at Confluence, Thursday evening, June 17, 1937.

Mr. Lenhart is survived by his widow, Ellen Romesberg Lenhart, and the following children: Thomas F. Lenhart, of Carson street, Uniontown; William and James Lenhart, of Los Angeles, Cal.; Grace Lenhart, at home; Jess, Ray, Lewis and Merle Lenhart, of Confluence. One grandchild also survives. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, June 18, 1937, page 11, column 2

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Leola M. LENHART ( -1949)

LEOLA M. LENHART

  GREENSBURG, Dec. 13— Miss Leola M Lenhart, formerly of Greensburg and Pittsburgh, once a beauty operator, died Saturday in Westmoreland Hospital. She was a sister of Jacob E. Lenhart of Youngwood and Mrs. Myrtle Tumulty of Uniontown.


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

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bullet George W. LENNOX died in 1939. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

LENNOX, GEORGE W.
George W. Lennox Dies in Buffalo
George W. LENNOX, aged 83, former local grocery store owner and a pioneer resident of this community, died Saturday morning, Jan. 21, 1939 in Buffalo, N. Y. after a protracted illness.

Mr. LENNOX formerly resided at 17 Lennox St. and this thoroughfare, off N. Gallatin Ave., derived its name from the LENNOX family.  He lived here for many years and was one of the city’s most widely known merchants, always taking an active part in civic affairs.

The body will arrive here this morning and burial will take place in Smithfield.

Mr. LENNOX is survived by two children, Andrew of New London, Conn. and Mrs. Myra DUNKLE, Buffalo, N. Y. with whom he had spent his declining years.  Mrs. LENNOX preceded him in death a number of years ago.

Possessed of an affable nature, Mr. LENNOX’s death will be mourned by a wide circle of the older residents of the community. 
Herald 1-23-1939  pg. 1 col. 5
________________
LENNOX FUNERAL
The funeral of George LENNOX, aged 83, former local grocery store owner who died Saturday, January 21, 1939, in Buffalo, N. Y. will be conducted at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the home of Alonzo Parks, 32 Chew street.  Rev. Samuel W. Stewart, pastor of the Mount Moriah Baptist Church will officiate and burial will follow in the Odd Fellows cemetery, Smithfield.  Funeral Director is O. S. Vance, Smithfield.  Herald 1-29-1939  pg. 14  col. 3


James LENNOX ( -1867)

Died

LENNOX— In North Union township, on Tuesday, December 17, 1867, Mr. JAMES LENNOX aged 76 years. Deceased was a native of Derry County, Ireland, from whence he emigrated to this county in 1816.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 9, 1868, Vol. I, No. 1, page 3, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Katherine E. LENNOX Stone  ( -1925)

MRS. GEORGE LENNOX

   Mrs. George Lennon, aged 60 years, 9 months, and 24 days, died at her home on Lennox St., Sunday afternoon, Nov. 8, 1925 at 4:55 o'clock from heart trouble. She is survived by her husband, one brother, Benjamin Monteith of Smithfield, and one sister, Mrs. Hester Show, of Uniontown. Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock followed by interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Smithfield.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November 9, 1925, page 16, column 5

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bullet Lillie LENNOX died in 1880. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

LENNOX, LILLIE
LENNOX, on Monday, June 28, Lillie LENNOX infant daughter of Andrew and Nancy LENNOX.    Standard  7-1-1880  pg. 3  col. 6   


bullet Andrew K. LENOX(5) died in 1901. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

LENOX, ANDREW K.

Andrew K. LENOX died at his home, 169 N. Gallatin ave., Uniontown, Pa., Monday, July 22, 1901, at 5 p.m. after a long illness, aged 70 years.  Deceased was a son of James and Martha (GALLAGHER) LENOX and was born in this county, December 30, 1830.  He was engaged in farming all his life and has always lived in this community.  He married Nancy BEATTY, daughter of William and Mary (FAIR) BEATTY of Hopwood, who survives him with these children:  George W., Mary E. (wife of W. G. GARRISON) of Jefferson Twp. and James.  Two children died in infancy.  He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Henry LEMON of N. Union Twp.  Two sisters, Mary A. LENOX and Mrs. Elizabeth COFFMAN and one brother, John G. are deceased.
Funeral Wednesday July 24 at 2 p.m.  Services in charge of Rev. G. J. GONGAWARE.  Interment in Oak Grove cemetery. 
Standard  Tuesday 7-23-1901
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Funeral
The funeral of Andrew K. LENOX occurred from his late residence, 169 N. Gallatin ave., Uniontown, Pa., Wednesday, July 24, 1901 at 2 p.m.  The services were conducted by Rev. G. J. GONGAWARE of the Lutheran church.  The pall bearers were J. S. DOUGLAS, H. F. DETWILER, J. F. HUSTEAD, H. P. CROSS, Ewing GORLEY, and Alonzo NABORS.  Interment in Oak Grove cemetery.  
Standard  Thurs. 7-25-1901

 


bullet Velma Brenton LENOX died in 1933. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

LENOX, MRS. VELMA BRENTON

Mrs. Velma BRENTON LENOX, aged 31 years, wife of Andrew K. LENOX, died at 4:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, October 10, 1933, in the family residence, 125 S. Mt. Vernon ave.  Besides her husband, she is also survived by her father, Henry BRENTON, and three sisters:  Mrs. William E. LEWELLEN, Jr., Mrs. George W. BRADDEE, and Miss Marjorie BRENTON, all of Uniontown.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later. 
Herald  10-11-1933  pg. 12  col. 3
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LENOX SERVICES             
Funeral services for Mrs. Velma BRENTON LENOX will be conducted at 2 o’clock this afternoon in the family residence, 125 S. Mt. Vernon ave., by Rev. W. H. McKinney, pastor of the Central Christian church.  Burial in the Bridgeport cemetery, Brownsville. 
Herald   10-12-1933 pg. 4 col. 2   


Sylvia Bell Brothers Stout LENTZ (1909-1994)

Sylvia Lentz

   Sylvia Bell Brothers Stout Lentz, 85, of 216 Palamino Drive, Oakland, formerly of Greenwood Heights, Connellsville, died Wednesday in Ohio Valley General Hospital, McKees Rocks. Surviving are one son, Robert L. Stout, Scottdale; two daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Betty) Smith of Oakdale, and Mrs. August (Sandra) Nudo of Dawson; five grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; and one brother, Levi Brothers of Mount Pleasant. Friends will be received in the Frank Kapr Funeral Home Inc. 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale from 2 to 9 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Saturday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– February 28, 1909
   Died—– November 30, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1994

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Ethel I. LENZ ( -1994)

Ethel I. Lenz

   Ethel I. Lenz, 76, of Genoa, Ohio, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 1994, in St. Charles Hospital, Oregon, Ohio. Survivors are a brother, John Lako of Greensboro, Pa.; two sisters, Helen Clark of Sierra Vista, Ariz. and Dorothy Sholos of Chardon, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in Robinson- Henn-Brossia Funeral Home, 501 West Street, Genoa, Ohio from 2 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 1994. Interment will be in the Clay Township Cemetery, Genoa. The family suggests memorial contributions be to the Clay-Genoa Volunteer Fire Department or the church.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1994

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Margaret Elaine LENZ (1928-2012)

DUNDALK, MARYLAND
Margaret Elaine Lenz

Margaret Elaine Lenz, 84, of Dundalk, Md., died July 17, 2012 at Chesapeake Woods Genesis Health Care Center in Cambridge, Md. She had been a resident here since September 29, 2010. Margaret was born May 15, 1928 in Masontown, Pa. She was one of eight children born to the late Frank and Sophia Kasinec. Graduating from Masontown High School in 1947, she then moved to Baltimore, Md. where she worked in a lab at Cross and Blackwell. She married Kenneth C. Lenz in 1950. They settled in Dundalk, Md., raising two children, Deborah Ann and Kenneth Keith. In addition to being a homemaker, Margaret worked part- time for many years for the Balto Co. School Food Services. Margaret was a member of St. Timothy’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Dundalk and she belonged to the Henry Brecht Chapter of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed reading, embroidery and cooking. She loved birds and had several pet cockatiels. She was especially fond of her Yorkshire grand dog, Tessa, who was a faithful visitor. Above all, Margaret was a kind friend to all and a loving and devoted mother, wife and sister. In addition to her parents, Margaret was predeceased by her son, Keith Lenz, in 1989; her husband of 51 years, Kenneth C. Lenz in 2001; two brothers, Michael and George Kasinec and one sister, Mary K. Swift. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Lenz Roe of Cambridge, Md.; sisters Ann Yarish of Carmichaels, Pa., Betty Wolfe of Fairfax, Va., Martha (Frank) Mudry of Mays Landing, N.J.; brother, Charles (Rosalie) Kasinec of Northville, Michigan and several nieces and nephews, including Andrea Swift of Balto, Md. and William (Phyliss) Swift Jr. of Kingsville, Md. with whom she shared a special bond. Family and friends will be received at the DUDA-RUCK FUNERAL HOME at 7922 Wise Ave., Dundalk, Md. from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 20. Funeral Services will be held there at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 21. Interment to follow at the Gardens of Faith Cemetery in Balto, Md. Pallbearers will be William Swift, Jr., William Yarish, Jr. and Henry Steward. In Lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorial donations be made the charity of one’s choice.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 20, 2012

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Alberta Lowery LEONARD (1919-2005)

   Alberta Lowery Leonard, 85, of Ohiopyle, Pa., passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, in King's Personal Care Home, where she was a resident for the past three years. She was born Oct. 13, 1919, in Uniontown, daughter of the late Albert and Odessa Bryner Lowery. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Odbert "Ollie" Leonard in January of 1999, a great-grandson, Derek Turner, four brothers, Dalton, Dale, Robert and Roger Lowery, three sisters, May Lowery, Iola Lowery and Martha Shartiger. Surviving are three children, Judy R. Spaw and husband, Danny of Farmington, Lawrence "Sonny" Leonard and wife, Lois of Ohiopyle, and Vivian Snyder and husband, William of North Pole, Alaska; seven grandchildren, Melody Turner, Cindy Rugg, Heather Kopacko, Randy Leonard, Ronald Leonard, Cristy Glazo and C.J. Snyder; 14 great- grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; and two brothers and a sister, Albert "Bert" Lowry and wife, Mary Margaret of Farmington, the Rev. Reuben Lowery and wife, Caroline of Fort Scott, Kan., and Edith Wallace and husband, Tom of Uniontown. Alberta was a member of Oak Grove Methodist Church of Ohiopyle. She served as Stewart Township Secretary for many years and was a member of the Ohiopyle Grange No. 1933. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME OF FARMINGTON, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday until 11 a.m., the hour of the service, with the Revs. Peter Malik, Travis Dean and Reuben Lowery officiating. Interment will follow in Irwin Memorial Cemetery. A very special thanks to the owners and staff of King's Personal Care Home for their outstanding help.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, August 21, 2005

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Anna F. Ewing LEONARD (1902-1989)

LEONARD, ANNA F EWING— Age 87, wife of Regis Leonard of 208 Snyder Street, Connellsville, died in Highland Hospital, December 22, 1989. A resident of Connellsville for the past 25 years, she was born in Dundalk, Maryland, July 5, 1902. A retired telephone operator for C&P Telephone, with 30 years of service. A member of Immaculate Conception R. C. Church.

Notes from contributor:
   Father–Edwin Ewing
   Mother–Sarah Johnson Ewing


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, December, 1989

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Armetta LEONARD (1928-2006)

Armetta Leonard
Connellsville

Armetta Leonard, 78, of Connellsville (Bullskin Township), passed away Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at her home. She was born Jan. 2, 1928, in Baltimore, Md., a daughter of the late Joseph and Goldie Eliza McNeil Sherwood. Armetta was a resident of Bullskin Township for the last 56 years. She was a member of Mt. Zion Community Church in Acme. Armetta was a loving homemaker to her family. She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her loving children, Larry Leonard and his wife, Crystal, of Washington, Pa., Faith Hough and her husband, David, of Selinsgrove, Timothy Leonard and his wife, Nadine, of Jackson, Mich., and Gregory Leonard and his wife, Audra, of Connellsville; her 14 wonderful grandchildren and her two great- grandchildren. Armetta was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, Armetta was predeceased by her husband, Dale Leonard, in 1992; and by two brothers, Isaac and James Sherwood. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville. Additional viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, the hour of a funeral service, in Mt. Zion Community Church, Acme, with the Rev. Leroy C. Kesler officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, January 3, 2007

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Barbara A. LEONARD (1942-2006)

Barbara A. Leonard
Connellsville

Barbara A. Leonard, 64, of Dry Hill Road, Connellsville (Upper Tyrone Township), passed away at 3:45 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Barbara was born March 1, 1942, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late William Ramsay and Jean Spence Simmons. She married William A. "Bill" Leonard on Sept. 18, 1957. Barbara was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She graduated from East Huntingdon High School, and previously worked as a bank manager in Danielson, Conn., and as a bank teller in Lapel, Ind. She also enjoyed working with home crafts. Barbara will be sadly missed by her devoted family; her husband of 48 years, William A. "Bill" Leonard; her three children, William, Cedric and Michael Leonard, all of Scottdale; her two grandchildren, Vaughn and Alexis Thompson; a sister, Sally Storms, of Lapel, Ind.; a brother, William Simmons, of Connellsville; and a nephew, Frank Henkel. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Suzanne Thompson (3/15/01); and a sister, Patricia Henkel (4/5/95). Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale (724-887-5300). Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Roy Butt officiating. Final resting place will be in Lapel, Ind., next to her late daughter. Love Lasts Forever!


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, September 12, 2006

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Bertha Umbel LEONARD Stone  (1893-1947)

MRS. LEONARD’S RITES

   The funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Umbel Leonard of 7046 Hamilton avenue, Pittsburgh, native of Markleysburg, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon in the Minerd funeral home in Uniontown with Rev. Earl P. Confer, pastor of the Central Christian Church, Uniontown, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Leonard is the sister of Mrs. Lottie Fosselman of Connellsville and Mayor Russell E. Umbel of Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, June 4, 1947, page 2, column 4

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Betty Rae LEONARD (1945-1950)

Five Year-Old Dunbar
Girl Is Fatally Burned
Playing Near Her Home

   A five-year-old Dunbar girl died in Connellsville State Hospital early this morning of burns received at her home Sunday afternoon while reportedly playing with matches. Betty Leonard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Leonard of Hardy Hill, died at 1:25 o’clock. The accident occurred at about 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Hospital authorities said the girl received third degree burns of the entire body with the exception of her legs.

   She was playing near her home with a sister, Dianne, two years old, when the burns were received. Her mother said she heard Betty scream and when she found her, the critically-burned girl was under a water spigot at the side of the house. A brother, Floyd, Jr., nine years old, put his younger sister under the spigot when he found her afire.

   She was born at Dunbar, June 17, 1945, a daughter of Floyd and Hattie Leonard. Surviving in addition to her parents are three sisters, Audrey, Evelyn and Dianne; four brothers, Floyd, Kenneth, George and Harold Ray; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Penwell. The funeral service will be held Wednesday in charge of Funeral Director F. Todd Burhans.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, August 14, 1950, page 1, column 1


LEONARD FUNERAL

   The funeral service for Betty Rae Leonard, of Hardy Hill, Dunbar, who died in Connellsville State Hospital Monday morning as the result of burns received Sunday will be held at the late home at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Brooks Henry, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Dunbar, officiating. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery in charge of Funeral Director F. Todd Burhans.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, August 15, 1950, page 2, column 5

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Birdie Mae Penwell LEONARD (1916-1997)

   Birdie Mae Penwell Leonard, 80, of Dunbar, Pa., died Saturday, January 4, 1997, at home. She was born July 4, 1916, in Dunbar, Pa., daughter of George and Mary Liston Penwell. She was a homemaker and a member of Pechin Chapel in Dunbar. She is survived by four sons: Kenneth Leonard, of Dayton, Ohio, George Leonard and Gary Leonard, both of Dunbar, Harold "Butch" Leonard, of Normalville, Pa.; four daughters: Audrey Smitley, Diana Wingrove, and Margie Brooks, all of Dunbar, and Ethelynn "Effie" Clark, of South Connellsville, Pa.; a brother, Robert "Bob" Penwell, and a grandson whom she helped raise, Richard Brooks, Jr., both of Dunbar; 31 grandchildren; 34 great- grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Floyd R. "Bus" Leonard, Sr., in 1954, a son, Floyd R. "Bud" Leonard, Jr., in 1994, a daughter, Betty Rae Leonard, in 1950, a sister, Nellie Knabenshue, in 1994, and a brother, James H. Penwell, in 1965. Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsvjlle St., Dunbar, today and Monday from 12 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, January 7, until 11 a.m., the hour of service with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar, Pa.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, January 5, 1997

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Carolyn C. Reese Wise LEONARD (1925-2007)

   Carolyn C. (Reese) Wise Leonard, age 81, of Lemont Furnace, Fayette County, Pa., died on Sunday, May 27, 2007, at the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. She was born on December 21, 1925, in Washington, Washington County, Pa., daughter of Sandy S. Reese and Artie (Bell) Reese. Her parents, first husband, Arthur Wise, second husband, Charles Leonard, and a son, Danny L. Wise, preceded her in death. Left to cherish her memory are a son, Sandy L. Wise, of Lemont Furnace, Pa.; three grandsons: Raymond A. Wise, Charles A. Wise, and Scott A. Wise and his wife, Brandy, all of Uniontown, Pa.; and a great-grandson, Jackson Wise. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., 603 North Gallatin Avenue Extension, Uniontown, Pa., on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday, May 30, 2007, until 1 p.m., the Hour of the Service, with the Rev. Gerald Capan, officiating. Private entombment will be held in the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 28, 2007

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Charles R. LEONARD (1908-1977)

LEONARD, CHARLES R. — Age 69 years, a resident of 5 Forks Road, Farmington, for the past four years, formerly of Brownsville, Pa., died in the Uniontown Hospital Sunday, July 10, 1977 at 4:35 a.m. following a prolonged illness. He was a retired coal miner of Chartier's Mine. He was born in Farmington, Pa., February 29, 1908 a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Orval Rice. He was a member of the Chartiers Local UMWA. He is survived by his wife, Flora Currie Leonard; these six daughters, MRS. Kathleen Schubert of Republic, Pa., Mrs. Myrtle Wilson of Streetsboro, Ohio, Mrs. Shirley Vickovic of Verona, Pa., Charles Leonard at home, Mrs. Cynthia Lewis of Cleveland, Ohio and Mrs. Hazel Synuria of Brownsville, Pa.; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several brothers and sisters. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Cora Buscinski, in 1970. Friends will be received in the J.W. Kisinger Funeral Home 515 Front St., Brownsville, today and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, July 13, 1977 at 1 p.m. with Rev. James Hickle officiating. Interment will follow in the Acklin Cemetery in Luzerne Township.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, July 11, 1977, page 33, column 7

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Daisy V. LEONARD (1921-2004)

Daisy V. Leonard
North Huntingdon
Formerly of Ruffsdale RD1

Daisy V. Gibbons Leonard, 83, formerly of Ruffsdale RD1, died early Thursday morning, Nov. 25, 2004, at Wellspring at Huntingdon Ridge, North Huntingdon. She was born Sept. 7, 1921, in Alverton, a daughter of the late John J. and Katherine Reid Gibbons. She was the proud wife of the late Donald William Leonard Sr. and the loving mother of 11 children. Daisy served as a certified nursing assistant at St. Anne Home, Greensburg, and Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township. She also provided private-duty care during her nursing career. Daisy was an avid organic gardener and nature enthusiast and she loved literature and learning. In addition to her parents, Daisy was preceded in death by her husband, Don, who died Nov. 14, 1977; daughter, Bonita Rae Leonard (Wayne) Clawson, who died May 2, 2004; granddaughters, Shannon Soforic, who died Nov. 22, 1968, and Rayna Gowton, who died Dec. 12, 2002; and great-grandson, Joseph "JJ" Hixson, who died Oct. 19, 2001. She is survived by her extensive family, which includes her children, Donna Jean Leonard, of Ruffsdale, Patty Lee (Wayne) Reynolds, of Ruffsdale, Linda Louise Soforic, of Labelle, Pa., Donald William (Barbara) Leonard Jr., of Sebring, Fla., Peggy LaRue (Joseph) Hager, of Greenfield, Ind., David Wayne (Carol) Leonard, of Ruffsdale, Edith Elaine (Patrick) Mahoney, of Connellsville, Mary Ruth (Robert) Snyder, of Mt. Pleasant, Deborah Dawn (Emil) Magga, of Greenfield, Ind., and Charles Douglas Leonard, of Scottdale. From these children, Daisy was grandmother to 27 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren. In addition to direct blood descendants, Daisy considered the extended families of her children as her own. Private visitation for the immediate family, per Daisy's long-standing directive, was held Friday evening in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. A memorial service is being planned at a later date to allow the gathering of family from Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida and Indiana. The family suggests, for those desiring to remember Daisy, that memorial contributions be made to research restricted to Alzheimer's at: Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Attention: Leslie Dunn, MPH, ADRC Administrator, University of Pittsburgh, UPMC Montefiore, Four West, 200 Lothrop St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2582. To view online obituary, send condolences or sign guest registry, please visit www.kapr.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, November 27, 2004

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bullet Edward LEONARD Headstone died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(83)

Edward Leonard, aged 49, member of a pioneer family at Kentuck near Ohiopyle, died suddenly at 12:10 Wednesday morning, February 9, 1938, of a complication of diseases. Although Mr. Leonard, a lifelong resident of Kentuck and one of its most prosperous farmers, had been in declining health since the first of the year, his death came as a shock to members of the family and residents of the community.

Mr. Leonard was born in Kentuck in 1889, a son of John W. Leonard. Surviving, in addition to his father are the widow, Mrs. Nannie Turner Leonard; two sons, Dale and Jay, and two brothers, Frank and Harry, well-known farmers of the same community.

He was a member of the Union church at Kentuck.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon in the family residence with Rev. Willard M. Douglass, pastor of the local Methodist Protestant church officiating. Burial will be in the home cemetery.
(Herald - 2/10/1938)


Elizabeth M. LEONARD ( -1950)

MRS. ELIZABETH LEONARD

   Miss Elizabeth M. Leonard died suddenly in the home of Dr. and Mrs. J. Holmes Sangston at McClellandtown Monday.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Evening, June 1, 1950, page 11, column 4

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Emily Keppen LEONARD (1918-2000)

   Emily Keppen Leonard, 82, of Richeyville, Pa., died Friday, October 6, 2000, at 1 a.m. in Lozosky Personal Care Home, Clarksville, Pa. She was born January 24, 1918, in Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of Antonio Keppen and Caroline Polci Keppen. She operated Emily’s Beauty Shop in Richeyville for many years. Her husband, William Leonard, died December 13, 1981. Also deceased are two brothers, Jess Capanna and Alfonso Keppen, seven sisters, Ann Nesto, Clara Petti, Inez Duffield, Beatrice Ciervo, Della Caputo, Mary Lechner and Caroline Demaske, and her parents. She is survived by one brother, Vincent Capanna of Fairchance, Pa.; one sister, Nancy Sutton of Uniontown, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, 2830 Main Street, Route 40, Beallsville, Pa., on Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held in the Funeral Home on Monday, October 9, at 7 p.m. with Rev. Fr. Francis Jurewicz officiating. Private interment will be in Beallsville Cemetery. Contributions to St. Agnes Church Building Fund, Richeyville, PA 15358.


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, October 8, 2000

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Eugene LEONARD ( -2004)

   Eugene Leonard, 66, of Smithton, Pa., a Burner for Cozy Riverside Metal Management Company, who was born in Dunbar, Pa., passed away Friday, August 6, 2004, at his residence. He is survived by his loving companion, Marilyn Hickle, with whom he resided for the last 17 years; her children, Debra Domonkos, Perryopolis, Pa., George Hickle, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Rick Hickle, Perryopolis, Pa., her four grandchildren and her two great grandchildren. He is also survived by his two sisters: Patricia Leonard Pierce, Lemont Furnace, Pa., and Dolores Leonard Frazier, Smithfield, Pa.; brothers: Harry Leonard Sr., Brownsville, Pa., James Leonard, Youngstown, Ohio, and Bryson Leonard, Cleveland, Ohio; nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Thomas M. Dolfi Funeral Home, 136 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, August 10, from 12 Noon until the service at 1 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, August 8, 2004

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bullet Fannie Elizabeth Rankin LEONARD died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(81)

FANNIE E. R. LEONARD
Fannie Elizabeth Rankin Leonard, aged 84 years and 28 days, one of the most widely and highly esteemed residents of the mountain district, died   in her home in Stewart township, near Ohiopyle, February 7, 1935, the   result of a stroke suffered January 28. She was the widow of Chris Leonard   who preceded her in death 30 years.
A native of Stewart township, Mrs. Leonard was a daughter of the late   Joseph and Susanna Hensel Rankin. Mrs. Leonard was a devout Christian and   beloved by everyone whom she met. She had been a member of the Methodist   Episcopal church since early girlhood.
Surviving are: five children, Chauncey A. Leonard, of Connellsville; Homer   R., Ohiopyle; Mrs. Ray G. Manley, Cardale; Mrs. Sarah Rush, and Mabel E.   Leonard, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Agnes Rholf, Farmington; Mrs. Myrtle   Porter, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Mary Thomas, Uniontown; and seventeen   grandchildren and two [great?]grandchildren.
A sister and six brothers preceded her in death. These were: Miss Eliza   Rankin; Charles, Jacob, George W., Oliver, William and Frank Rankin.
Funeral services will be conducted in the home, three miles South of   Ohiopyle, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. D. D. Dillon, pastor of the   Meadow Run Methodist Episcopal church will officiate assisted by Rev. J.   L. Kooser, of Scottdale. Burial in Belle Grove cemetery near Ohiopyle.
[hand written - Herald 2/8/35)


Floyd LEONARD (1916-1954)

FLOYD LEONARD

   Floyd Leonard, 37, of Dunbar was pronounced dead on arrival at Connellsville State Hospital at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon. The cause of death was coronary occlusion. Mr. Leonard complained of feeling ill at about noon. Born in South Connellsville, August 16, 1916, he was a son of the late Hugh and Elizabeth Beal Leonard. He was a conductor on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and was a member of the B of R. T. No. 218. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Birdie Leonard; nine children, Audrie, Etholyn, Dianna, Margie, Floyd, Jr., Kenneth, George, Harold and Gary, all at home; two brothers, Walter of Dunbar and Roy of Ohiopyle; four half-brothers, Charles Beal of Dunbar, Henry and Frank Hatfield of Mount Braddock and Cecil Hatfield of Baltimore, Md., three half-sisters, Mrs. Della Jeffers of Dunbar; Mrs. Mary Firestone of Scottdale and Mrs. Minnie Zebley of Mount Braddock. The funeral service will be held at Burhans funeral home at Dunbar at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Burial will take place in Franklin Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, August 14, 1954, page 2, column 4

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Gloria Jean LEONARD (1943-1969)

MRS. W. H. LEONARD JR.

   Mrs. Gloria Jean Leonard, 25, of 68 Railroad St., Dunbar, died at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday in Connellsville State General Hospital after a lingering illness. She was born Dec. 6, 1943, in Cumberland, Md., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin C. Breighner of Cumberland. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Walter H. Leonard, Jr.; four daughters, Brenda, Vivian, June and Phyllis, all at home; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Breighner of Cumberland.


LEONARD— Friends of Mrs. Walter H. Leonard Jr. (Gloria Jean) of 68 Railroad Street, Dunbar, who died Wednesday Feb 19, 1969, may call after 7 p.m. today at the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, where funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, with Rev. Ray A. Snair and Charles Dicks officiating. Internment in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, February 20, 1969, page 21, columns 6 & 8

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Howard Milton LEONARD (1854-1902)

Howard Milton Leonard

White, male, 47 years old, foreman
   Cause of death–Tuberculosis
   Born–July 13, 1854
   Died–June 17, 1902
   Buried–Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 141, line 144

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Iona K. LEONARD ( -2004)

   Iona K. Leonard, 98, of West Brownsville, Pa., died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare, Uniontown, Pa. Iona is survived by one great-niece, Debby King of West Brownsville, Pa.; and three great- nephews, Andy Dorsey of West Brownsville, Pa., Edward Franko of Webster, N.Y., and Harvey Herrington of Libertyville, Ill. Arrangements were handled by the NOVAK FUNERAL HOME, (formerly Confer Funeral Home), 515 Front St., Brownsville, Pa.


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James LEONARD ( -1902)

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TWO INQUESTS HELD
In Murder Cases of Frank Moon
At Scottdale and James Leonard.
THE LATTER IS AN OLD CASE.
Verdicts Rendered on Thursday That
Both Victims Came to Their Deaths
By Hands of Unknown Persons
Testimony Before Coroner Hagan

   Coroner Arthur S. Hagan of Fairchance held two inquests yesterday in City Hall. One was on the death of William Frank Moon who was shot down in the bar room of the New Scottdale House in Scottdale on the evening of November 7th and the other long delayed was on the death of James Leonard, a young man of town who was assaulted by three strangers on the North Side on the night of July 21st and who died eight days later as a result of the injuries he received.

   In the Moon inquest a number of witnesses from Scottdale were present. Among these were John O’Neil, the bartender on duty when the shooting occurred, Joseph Ghrist, a mill worker who knows more about the case than all the others combined, John Sellers, A. C. Bell and others who were in the bar at the time but who know little or nothing of the circumstances of the shooting. Constable Everhart of Scottdale testified that he had investigated the case in Scottdale and had taken a statement from Moon while he lingered at the Cottage State Hospital, but had utterly failed to find an explanation of the mystery.

   Joseph Ghrist was the star witness and furnished a tip which if it is followed out may locate the slayer of Moon. Ghrist was passing through the bar when the shot was fired and was sober. He helped raise Moon from the floor and later asked him who shot him. “Was it the man who was with you?” asked Ghrist, and Moon groaned, “Yes, yes.” Then William Keffer of Summit mines, commonly known as Rats, said, “Why, I know that man. He is ______ and I used to work with him. He was with Moon all afternoon.” Ghrist does not remember the name Keffer said but thinks it sounded like Rankin or Larkin. If Ghrist’s story is true then the secret of the killing rests with Rats of Summit mines.

   Other testimony brought out the fact that Moon and his murderer were standing in the rear of the saloon behind a big refrigerator when the shot was fired and that no one save Moon and his slayer actually witnessed the tragedy.

   Bartender O’Neil explained how in the excitement that followed the shooting the murderer escaped through the front door, saying the shot was fired from the outside.

   After the evidence was in, Coroner Hagan said that no more witnesses would be called that if the Westmorland county officers wanted to interview Keefer they could do so. Then a verdict to the effect that Moon was shot by a party unknown was signed by the jurymen. J. H. Risbeck, C. W. Patterson, L. W. Port, David Blackburn, A. W. Hood and S. R. Ree.

   In the case of James Leonard the only witness heard was his companion on the fatal night, George DeHaven, age of sixteen. He said that while he and Leonard were passing along the railroad near the Fayette Lumber Company mill of the North Side, three strangers jostled them off the pavement. They asked the men what they acted that way for when one attacked Leonard down and the other severely beat DeHaven. He denied that there were any women of girls in the vicinity. All effort to locate the assailants were fruitless. …… verdict to that of the Moon case, as rendered signed by jurymen J. H. Risbeck, Leonard …………. C. W. Patterson and David Blackburn.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, November 21, 1902, page 8, column 1

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John LEONARD (1890-1893)

John Leonard

White, male, 3 years old, ill 2 weeks
   Born–August 24, 1890
   Died–August 7, 1893, in Dunbar


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 92

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John Dixon LEONARD (1915-2005)

John Dixon Leonard
Sun City Center, Fla.

John Dixon Leonard, 89, of Sun City Center, Fla., died on March 17, 2005. John was born in Ohiopyle on Dec. 16, 1915, the son of the late Chauncey and Ethel Leonard, and the brother of the late Oscar and Alice. He graduated from Connellsville High School and was an alumni of West Virginia University, where he earned a degree in engineering. He also studied at Temple and Drexell universities. John was a veteran of World War II where he served as a staff sergeant. He is survived by his bride of 64 years, Mary Ann Davis Leonard, who he married on Nov. 29, 1940, in Cumberland, Md., and they resided in Philadelphia. He worked at Selas for 39 years; he and his wife lived and traveled throughout the world. Upon retiring, they moved to Ohiopyle and eventually relocated to Florida. He is survived by a brother-in-law, John R. Davis, of Uniontown; a sister in-law, Gloria Davis Casey, of Sacramento, Calif.; several nieces and nephews, and several relatives and friends in the Ohiopyle area. Family and friends are asked to attend a memorial service, at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2005, in the Meadow Run Community Church, in Ohiopyle, with the Rev. Kenneth Van Sickle officiating.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, May 13, 2005

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Joseph LEONARD ( -1915)

FILE SUIT QUICKLY
Widow and Sons of Champion Farmer
Ask $25,000 of B & O

   Suit was brought against the Baltimore & Ohio railroad Wednesday afternoon by Mrs. Victoria Leonard and her sons, Joseph and John Leonard of Champion. No statement of claim was made but it was stated that Mrs. Leonard will ask $25,000 damages for the death of her husband who was killed when struck by a train opposite the Hyndman building on Saturday evening. Mr. Leonard was killed when struck by No. 51 as it came down the yards. According to the story given out by railroad officials, he had been put off No. 56 and taken to the pavement in front of the Hyndman building but when the train started out he ran toward it and was struck. He died from his injuries at the Cottage State Hospital at 11 o’clock that evening.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Evening, November 26, 1915, page 1, column 7


CASE IS SETTLED

Article begins with other cases. Last paragraph deals with Mr. Leonard.

   Coroner’s jury held an inquest into the death of Leonard on Friday afternoon and rendered a verdict of accidental death, exonerating the railroad company. The widow has entered suit for $35,000 damages.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, November 29, 1915, page 1, column 2

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Lillian Henson LEONARD ( -1914)

GIRL DYING FROM WOUNDS INFLICTED
BY JEALOUS SUITOR
Foreigner Jailed for Shooting
Her in Uniontown Restaurant
IS IDENTIFIED BY HIS VICTIM

Montelli Wanted Her to Marry Him, but Although Only
17 Years Old, She is Said to Have a Husband and
A child; Recovery is Not Expected.

  UNIONTOWN, May 2.— Shot twice through the body by Nick Montelli because, she says, she refused to marry him, Lillian Leonard, 17 years old, is in the county jail awaiting the result of his victim’s wounds. The shooting took place about 9:30 o’clock last night in the restaurant of John Sgrot on East Peter street, where the girl was employed.

   It is said that Montelli and the girl had been to a moving picture show early in the evening. When they returned he sat down at a table in the restaurant and drank coffee, while she remained outside. A few minutes later, eye witnesses declared, she entered and, going over to his table, pointed her finger at him and said something in a low tone. Montelli is then alleged to have drawn a revolver and fired at her. She fell to the floor and he shot her again. Then he ran out, dropping the weapon in his haste.

   The girl was given medical attention and taken to the hospital. Montelli was captured and taken to the hospital where the girl positively identified him as her assailant. He stoutly denied that he had shot her, blaming it upon another man who he said had taken her to the show.

   The girl’s condition was considered grave by the attending surgeons. She was still living at noon but was declared to be sinking.

   Montelli, who is 25 years old, was released from the Western Penitentiary several months ago after serving six years for killing a fellow countryman near Masontown. He is believed to have fallen in love with the Leonard girl upon his return to Uniontown and urged her to marry him. She is alleged to have a husband and child. Montelli declared that he had been intimate with her many time within the last few weeks.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, May 2, 1914, page 1, column 5


GIRL DIES FROM WOUNDS
Mrs. Leonard Implicates Montelli in
Dying Statement.

   Mrs. Lillian Leonard died last evening at the Uniontown Hospital of wounds alleged to have been inflicted Friday night in an Italian restaurant, in Uniontown, by Nick Montelli. Before her death Mrs. Leonard made a statement to County Detective John Smith in which she accused Montelli of the crime. An information charging Montelli with murder was made by County Detective Smith. The bravo exhibited by Montelli Saturday morning has disappeared and he now realizes the graveness of the crime he has committed and the position in which it places him. Montelli was only recently released from the penitentiary where he served seven years for killing a fellow countryman at Masontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, May 4, 1914, page 1, column 4


BURY MURDER VICTIM
Lillian Leonard’s Body Intered
Through Efforts of Priest

   The body of Lillian Leonard, the girl who was fatally shot by Nick Montelli at Uniontown was buried today after it lay unclaimed for 10 days in Johnson’s morgue. Rev. Father Vocea collected money enough to buy her some new clothes and a lot in the Park Place cemetery, and defray the funeral expenses.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, May 13, 1914, page 1, column 7


ONE MURDER TRIAL
Single Homicide Case is Listed for the
June Criminal Term

   One murder case is listed for trial at the June term of criminal court which will begin next week. The trial list calls for the hearing of criminal cases all of next week and on Monday and Tuesday of the week following. The murder trial will be that of Nicholas Mondollo, charged with killing Lillian Leonard. The girl was shot in a Uniontown restaurant, and it is claimed Mondollo killed her because of jealousy.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Evening, May 28, 1914, page 1, column 7


TELL OF MURDER
Eye-Witnesses Describe Killing of Girl
By Mondello

  UNIONTOWN, June 11.— The testimony of eye witnesses was a feature in the case of Niccolo Mondello this morning, charged with the murder of Lillian Leonard in a Uniontown restaurant. S. Hasson, a real estate dealer who was in the restaurant at the time of the shooting, said that he heard the girl say, “I have a notion to have you arrested,” and that Mondello then said, “Who will you have arrested?” and the girl replied, “You.” He testified that Mondello who was sitting at a table, sprang to his feet, pulled a revolver from his pocket, fired two shots at the girl and ran from the restaurant.

   Tony Merrill, who was going to a bowling alley, testified that he saw Mondello run from the restaurant following the shooting, across the street to the West Penn terminal.

   Charles Beirer and Robert Whitby testified that they saw Mondello leave the building and enter the West Penn terminal. When he was them following him he reached into his pocket for a revolver. He dropped the revolver and Whitby picked it up and gave it to County Detective Smith. The testimony by all the witnesses corroborated. As to what pleas the defense will make is awaited with intense interest. It is thought by some that a plea of insanity will be made.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Evening, June 11, 1914, page 1, column 2


MONDOLLO GUILTY,
JURY FINDS; OUT
ONLY 15 MINUTES
First Degree Murder Verdict
Is Returned in 15 minutes
HE SHOT LILLIAN LEONARD

Defense Endeavored to Obtain a Less

Severe Verdict but Was Unsuccessful;
Prisoner, Shows No Concern
When Twelve Men Decide His Fate.

  UNIONTOWN, June 12.— After deliberating just 15 minutes, the jury in the case in which Nick Mondollo was charged with the murder of Mrs. Lillian Leonard returned a verdict of guilty in the first degree. A few minutes before 11 o’clock the twelve men filed back into the courtroom and lined up before the court. There was a lull in the room as the foreman silently held out the indictment with the verdict inscribed thereon. When the words “We, the jury, find Nicolas Mondollo guilty of murder in the first degree” were said, Mondollo showed not the slightest emotion. A moment later he was led out of the court room and back to the jail, there to await sentence for his crime.

   No attempt was made to secure the defendant’s acquittal. The defense fought valiantly for a second degree verdict on the grounds tha Mondollo was insane at the time of the killing. Joseph Mondollo, a brother of the defendant, was called to prove that the prisoner’s conduct had been irrational at various times before, he being subject to spells and manifesting other forms of insanity.

   The evidence of the prosecution was so strong, however, that there seemed little doubt as to what the jury’s verdict would be. Witnesses testified of his meeting with the Leonard woman in the Napoli restaurant and shooting her after an altercation about her being to moving picture show with another man.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Evening, June 12, 1914, page 1, column 5


MONDOLLO IS FIRST COUNTY MURDERER
SENTENCED TO CHAIR

Slayer of Lillian Leonard Told
He Will be Electrocuted.

DEATH ORDER MADE BY COURT

Convicted Murderer, in Rambling Statement Accuses Judge
And Jury of Prejudice Against Him Because He
Is a Foreigner; Two Divorces.

  UNIONTOWN, September 1.— For the first time in the history of Fayette county a murderer was condemned to die by electrocution today when Judge R. E. Umbel imposed the death sentence of Nicola Mondollo, convicted of killing Lillian Leonard on the night of May 1, 1914, in a restaurant here. Hitherto all murderers sentenced to die have been hanged but the recently enacted law abolishing hanging in Pennsylvania is applicable in Mondollo’s case, since his crime was committed since the law became effective.

   Mondollo will go to the chair in the new Western Penitentiary in Center county on a date yet to be fixed. On the night of May 1, Mondollo shot Mrs. Leonard, because, it is alleged, she refused his advances. She died the next day at the Uniontown hospital. Mondollo was tried and convicted of first degree murder at the June term of court. When asked if he had anything to say before sentence was passed, Mondollo made a rather lengthy speech in which he accused the judge and jury of being prejudiced against him because he was a foreigner. He denied deliberately planning to kill Mrs. Leonard and declared that sentiment had been against him to such an extent that he was not given a fair trial.

   Article continues about local divorces.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday Evening, September 1, 1914, page 1, column 5

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Luella J. LEONARD (1925-2008)

   Luella J. Leonard, age 83, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Thursday, November 13, 2008, in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born October 6, 1925, in Palmer, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of the late Andrew Whetzel and Lily Blanche Whetsel Whetzel. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Michael Berish, in 1972, her second husband, James Leonard, in 1978, brothers: Averill, Edward, Kenneth, Ralph, Donald, and Leroy Whetzel, and sisters: Mildred Davis and Ruth Wheeler. Luella graduated from German Township High School, in Fayette County, Pa., with the Class of 1944. She retired from work as a telephone operator for Sears. She was a member of Central Christian Church, in Uniontown, where she was a member of the J.O.Y. Quilters and Sunday School Class, and a former member of the choir, and formerly served as a Deacon.

   Luella is survived by her son, Gary Berish, of Brentwood, Allegheny County, Pa: her daughter Kathleen Yukish and husband, John, of Uniontown; three grandchildren: Kristen Lewis and husband, Jeff, Adam Yukish, and Matthew Berish; one great-grandson, Hayden Michael Lewis; a sister, Thelma Taylor; a sister-in-law, Pearl Whetzel; many nieces and nephews; and her special friend, Bob Craft.

   Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, where friends will be received today, Saturday, November 15, from 7 until 9 p.m., and Sunday, November 16, from noon until 2 and 6 until 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, November 17, 2008 in the Central Christian Church, South Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, from 10 until 11 a.m., followed by a service celebrating Luella's life at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Art Mace, officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown. Memorial emails may be sent to the family at memorials@adferguson.com. Memorial donations can be made to the Central Christian Church, 23 South Gallatin Ave., Uniontown, Pa., 15401.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, November 15, 2008

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Mary A. LEONARD (1914-2008)

Mary A. Leonard
Sun City Center, Fla.

Mary Ann Leonard, 93, of Sun City Center, Fla., went to be with her beloved husband, John, on Saturday, June 28, 2008. John and Mary Ann were married in 1940 in Cumberland, Md., she often said every day of marriage was her honeymoon. She was born Dec. 17, 1914, in Everson, a daughter of Omer and Annie Laurie Davis. She was predeceased by her husband, John, on March 17, 2005; brothers, William, Homer, George, Arnold, Harry and Robert. She is survived by her brother, John Davis and his daughter, Nancy Davis, of Uniontown; sister, Gloria Casey, of Sacramento, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her good friend and caregiver, Lynn Blount. John and Mary Ann lived and traveled the world and told many interesting and exciting stories. Upon retirement, the Leonard’s moved to Sun City Center, Fla. over 20 years ago. She enjoyed golfing, playing the organ, piano and bridge. She especially loved driving her golf cart and socializing with neighbors. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at SUN CITY CENTER FUNERAL HOME, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, 813-634-9900, with the Rev. Woody Stanley officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice House, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, FL 33573. A very special thanks to LifePath Hospice Green Team.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Mary A. Leonard
Sun City Center, Fla.

Mary Ann Davis Leonard, 93, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008, at her home in Sun City Center, Fla., with her niece, Nancy Davis, and devoted caregiver, Lynn Blount, by her side. She was born and raised in Everson, the daughter of the late Omer and Annie Laurie Davis. She was predeceased by her husband, John, on March 17, 2005. She was also preceded in death by the following brothers, William, Homer, Harry, George, Arnold and Robert. She is survived by her brother, John R. Davis, of Uniontown; and sister, Gloria Davis Casey, of Sacramento, Calif. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mary Ann was married to her husband in a double wedding with her brother, George, in November 1940 in Cumberland, Md. Mary Ann often said every day of marriage was her honeymoon. She and her husband traveled and lived the world and were able to tell many interesting, exciting stories about their adventures and the many friends that were made. Mary Ann especially enjoyed living in South Africa. Upon retirement, she and John moved to Ohiopyle. Sun City Center was their home for many years. She was an avid bridge player, enjoyed playing golf and square dancing; as well as playing the piano and organ. She always watched baseball games on television and had become a regular viewer of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, with very strong opinions on who should win. She especially enjoyed driving her "golf cart" and socializing with neighbors. She was a member of Sun City Center Methodist Church. A memorial service for friends and neighbors was held July 2 at SUN CITY CENTER FUNERAL HOME in Sun City Center. Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of Mary Ann's life at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 19 in Meadow Run Community Church, Bell Grove Road, with the Rev. Ken Vansickle.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, July 18, 2008

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bullet McClellan LEONARD Photo  died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)

One of City's Best Known Residents Dies Today of Peritonitis.
McClellan Leonard, prominent Uniontown real estate man and civic leader, died in the Uniontown hospital at 9:12 o'clock this morning of peritonitis. His death followed an operation performed Saturday morning, after he had suffered a burst appendix in an acute attack of appendicitis.
Mr. Leonard, for many years a resident of Uniontown, was born in Redstone township in 1864, and came to this city while still a young man. He was employed by the Columbia steel plant, until its closing, after which he opened the photographic studio now operated by O. C. Kough. In later years he went into the real estate business, in which his holdings were large, and organized the Sylvan Heights Cemetery and Mausoleum. Established Library.
His death takes from the city one of it's most public spirited and unselfish
men.  His whole life was spent in civic and charitable effort.
Mr. Leonard organized and established the Uniontown Free Public Library, of which he was a director until his death.  He had been a school director for the past six years, and an officer of the Uniontown Planning commission since it was formed.
He was known as Fayette county's best historian since James Hadden, and had a large library on the subject.  At the time of his death he was working on a history of the coal and steel industry in the county.
An ultra-charitable man, he every year led in securing and donating hundreds of Christmas presents for the children of the poor.  He was always engaged in helping the unfortunate.
His latest public venture, which was interrupted by his death, was a plan to have the bodies removed from the old Arch street Methodist cemetery and the Presbyterian cemetery in Coon Hollow, to a plot which he would donate in his Sylvan Heights cemetery.
His life is best described in the words of a friend:  "No better citizen or man who did more for Uniontown ever lived, than McClellan Leonard."
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. H. D. Hutchinson, of Uniontown, and the following nieces and nephews:  Elizabeth and Lemont Leonard, Uniontown; Wilbur Leonard, Buffalo, New York; Clark Leonard and Mrs. Lester Burke, Pittsburgh; Harold Leonard, Grovetown; Mrs. W. S. Frankenberger, Carmichaels, and Harold Hutchinson, Detroit, Mich.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(Standard - June 7, 1937)

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Simple and impressive funeral services, in keeping with his unassuming disposition throughout his long life of service for others, were solemnized Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Great Bethel Baptist church for McClellan Leonard.
Rev. L. Spurgeon Clark, church pastor, delivered the eulogy, as low, sweet tones wafted gently from the church organ with Mrs. Esther Duff at the consoles.
Interment was in the mausoleum at Sylvan Heights.
Honorary pallbearers were:  Judge e. H. Reppert, J. Watson Sembower, Mayor John Q. Adams, James W. Abraham, Willard C. Hood, Dr. Armer Craig, J. Nelson Mowls, J. K. Spurgeon, Lee Smith, O. C. Kough, C. D. Harader and R. W. Dawson.
Active pallbearers included:  C. J. Vetter, J. H. MacBurney, J. W. Newbrough, James H. Dunn, James G. Whaley and Thomas Jaquette.
(newspaper dated June 10, 1937)
McClellan Leonard Passes Away in Local Hospital.
One of City's Most Prominent Men had Emergency Operation. Had Notable Career.
McClellan Leonard, philanthropist, civic leader and outstanding realtor, died at 9:12 o'clock this morning, Monday, June 6, 1937, in Uniontown hospital.
Mr. Leonard failed to respond to treatment following a major operation to which he submitted early Saturday.  Resultant complications superinduced his passing following a brief but brave fight by this, one of the city's most prominent and best loved residents.
McClellan Leonard, a son of Edmund and Sarah (Hatfield) Leonard, was born in Redstone township, August 13, 1864.  He was educated in the public schools of the township, Uniontown high school and State Normal school, California, Pa.
His early employment was on the home farm.  He learned the carpenter's trade, and became an expert mechanic, becoming foreman of the pattern-making department of the Columbia Iron and Steel Company of Uniontown (still preserving the old tradition of the family - "Find an iron works and find a Leonard.")
He continued in that position until 1893.  One of the buildings for which he made the patterns is the state library at Richmond, Va.; another is ??? . buildings in the world; also the H. C. Brown hotel, now the Palace; the Count and City building, Salt Lake City, and many others.  He then became interested in photography, and until 1901 was engaged in that business very successfully in Uniontown, also having a branch gallery in Brownsville for some time.  He retired from that business in 1901 and began a real estate business, handling coal lands for several years, then became a coal operator and coke broker.
Mr. Leonard possessed one of the most complete histories of Fayette county that is known of today.  Always interested in the old iron works and industries for which this county is famed, Mr. Leonard's histories covered every reference to movements in other sections of the state and nation in which Fayette county may have had a part.
One of his most recent enterprises of magnitude was the founding of Sylvan Heights on Route 119 just north of Uniontown, one of the most beautiful and extensive burial grounds in western Pennsylvania. At the time of his fatal illness he was engaged in completing plans to donate a portion of Sylvan Heights for re-burial of bodies now resting in the old Presbyterian cemetery, Penn street.
Founder of Uniontown Free Public Library, in December, 1928, Mr. Leonard has been its only president serving continuously since.  It is principally through his personal interest and excellent management that this institution is now recognized as a leader in this field in Pennsylvania.  He personally financed the purchase of the First Methodist Protestant church building the present site of the Library.
In politics he always registered Democratic but his policy was liberal and he always supported the candidate he believed to be the one most helpful to the city or his beloved county of Fayette.
Mr. Leonard never sought but one public office.  That was in keeping with his public interest. He served as a member of Uniontown's Board of Education, serving as treasurer at time of his death.
Mr. Leonard was president of Fayette chapter, Sons of the American Revolution; past president of the Western Pennsylvania Historical Society; chairman of the City Planning Commission since its creation many years ago by an act of the Legislature; and the senior member of the Board of Governor's of the Uniontown Motor Club of the Three A's. He wrote the inscription on the marker at Braddock's Trail; aided in compiling a book on Fort Necessity and wrote a number of articles in the Western Pennsylvania Historical Society magazine. Probably the most outstanding of these latter articles was "Laurel Hill."
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McClellan Leonard Passes Away in Local Hospital.
One of City's Most Prominent Men had Emergency Operation.
Had Notable Career.
McClellan Leonard, philanthropist, civic leader and outstanding realtor, died at 9:12 o'clock this morning, Monday, June 6, 1937, in Uniontown hospital.
Mr. Leonard failed to respond to treatment following a major operation to which he submitted early Saturday.  Resultant complications superinduced his passing following a brief but brave fight by this, one of the city's most prominent and best loved residents.
McClellan Leonard, a son of Edmund and Sarah (Hatfield) Leonard, was born in Redstone township, August 13, 1864.  He was educated in the public schools of the township, Uniontown high school and State Normal school, California, Pa.
His early employment was on the home farm.  He learned the carpenter's trade, and became an expert mechanic, becoming foreman of the pattern-making department of the Columbia Iron and Steel Company of Uniontown (still preserving the old tradition of the family - "Find an iron works and find a Leonard.")
He continued in that position until 1893.  One of the buildings for which he made the patterns is the state library at Richmond, Va.; another is ??? . buildings in the world; also the H. C. Brown hotel, now the Palace; the Count and City building, Salt Lake City, and many others.  He then became interested in photography, and until 1901 was engaged in that business very successfully in Uniontown, also having a branch gallery in Brownsville for some time.  He retired from that business in 1901 and began a real estate business, handling coal lands for several years, then became a coal operator and coke broker.
Mr. Leonard possessed one of the most complete histories of Fayette county that is known of today.  Always interested in the old iron works and industries for which this county is famed, Mr. Leonard's histories covered every reference to movements in other sections of the state and nation in which Fayette county may have had a part.
One of his most recent enterprises of magnitude was the founding of Sylvan Heights on Route 119 just north of Uniontown, one of the most beautiful and extensive burial grounds in western Pennsylvania.
At the time of his fatal illness he was engaged in completing plans to donate a portion of Sylvan Heights for re-burial of bodies now resting in the old Presbyterian cemetery, Penn street.
Founder of Uniontown Free Public Library, in December, 1928, Mr. Leonard has been its only president serving continuously since.  It is principally through his personal interest and excellent management that this institution is now recognized as a leader in this field in Pennsylvania.  He personally financed the purchase of the First Methodist Protestant church building the present site of the Library.
In politics he always registered Democratic but his policy was liberal and he always supported the candidate he believed to be the one most helpful to the city or his beloved county of Fayette.
Mr. Leonard never sought but one public office.  That was in keeping with his public interest. He served as a member of Uniontown's Board of Education, serving as treasurer at time of his death.
Mr. Leonard was president of Fayette chapter, Sons of the American Revolution; past president of the Western Pennsylvania Historical Society; chairman of the City Planning Commission since its creation many years ago by an act of the Legislature; and the senior member of the Board of Governor's of the Uniontown Motor Club of the Three A's.
He wrote the inscription on the marker at Braddock's Trail; aided in compiling a book on Fort Necessity and wrote a number of articles in the Western Pennsylvania Historical Society magazine.  Probably the most outstanding of these latter articles was "Laurel Hill."
Surviving, Mr. Leonard is one sister, Mrs. H. D. Hutchinson, of Uniontown; and the following nieces and nephews:  Miss Elizabeth Leonard; Clark Leonard, Pittsburgh; LaMotte? Leonard, Uniontown; Wilbur L. Leonard, Buffalo, N. Y.; Harold Leonard, Groveton, Pa.; Mrs. Lester Burke, Pittsburgh; Mrs. W. S. Frankenburger, Carmichaels, and Harold Hutchinson, Detroit, Mich.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(Genius - June 7, 1937)
_______________________________________

Funeral services for McClellan Leonard will be solemnized at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in Great Bethel Baptist church.  Rev. L. Spurgeon Clark, church pastor, will officiate and interment will be in the mausoleum at Sylvan Heights.
Friends will be received at the residence, 392 East Main street, until 11 o'clock Wednesday morning.  At that time the body is to be removed to Bethel Baptist church where it may be viewed from 12 o'clock noon until immediately preceding the funeral service.
Honorary pallbearers will include:  Judge E. H. Reppert, J. Watson Sembower, Mayor John Q. Adams, James W. Abraham, William C. Hood, D. Armer Craig, J. Nelson Mowls, J. K. Spurgeon, Lee Smith, O. C. Kough, C. D. Harader and R. W. Dawson.
Active pallbearers will be:  C. J. Vetter, J. H. MacBurney, J. W. Newbrough,
James H. Dunn, James C. Whaley and Thomas B. Jaquette.


Plummer Judson LEONARD (1922-2008)

   Mr. Leonard, 78, was born on May 9, 1922, in Kentuck, Fayette County, Pa., and resided in Mill Run, Fayette County, Pa., until several years ago when he relocated to High Falls, Ga. He lived there until his death on May 10, 2008. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Anna M. Leonard, on September 3, 2006, his parents, John Henry "Harry" and Freda Eppard Leonard, his brother, John A. Leonard, and sisters, Eva Charlotta Leonard, Dorothy Fern Daniels, and Gladys Lucille Teets. Surviving are his brother, Vane Cameron Leonard and wife, Alice, of High Falls, Georgia; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Leonard will be cremated, and his ashes will be buried at a later date at Bryner Ridge Cemetery, near Kentuck, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, May 14, 2008

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Ray S. 'Deacon' LEONARD (1914-2007)

Ray S. Leonard
Ohiopyle

Ray S. "Deacon" Leonard, 93, of Ohiopyle, left this earthly life on Dec. 31, 2007, to enter into his eternal life. He was born July 19, 1914, in Ohiopyle, a son of the late Homer and Anna Sproul Leonard. Ray was a lifelong resident of Ohiopyle and a graduate of the former Ohiopyle High School with the class of 1934. The citizens of Ohiopyle Borough elected Ray to serve as mayor and he served in that capacity for 12 years. Ray was a charter member of the Ohiopyle Volunteer Fire Department. As a businessman, Ray operated his own saw mill, Ray Leonard Lumber, for many years and was also skilled in wood working, leaving behind many beautiful pieces for others to enjoy for years to come. Ray had many accomplishments in his life to be proud of and he told stories about them to all who would listen. He was very proud of the time he gave to serve our country in the U.S. Army. Ray was a highly decorated World War II veteran who served in the European Theatre of action. He received the Purple Heart for being wounded in action in France and the Bronze Star just to name a few of the medals and citations he received. Ray was also a member of the Connellsville VFW No. 21 and the Disabled American Veterans in Hopwood. Ray will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his brother Lawrence Leonard and wife Doris of Ohiopyle; and by his nephew Dale Leonard and wife Candee of Ohiopyle, with whom Ray had lived for the last three years, and many other loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ray was predeceased by his wife Dorothea V. Bowers Leonard in 1997 and the following siblings, Robert, Olbert "Ollie," Helen, Russell, Fred, Elwood and Warner "Beanie" Leonard. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, where a service to honor and remember Ray will be held Friday at 11 a.m., with Pastor Thomas Bonomo, Pastor Martin Stewart, Pastor Don Hersom and Lay Minister Connie Smithburger co- officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Normalville Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the Connellsville VFW and American Legion and Trotter American Legion Honor Guard. To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, January 2, 2008

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Raymond V. LEONARD ( -1914)

Raymond V. Leonard

   Raymond V. Leonard, 16 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leonard of South Brownsville, died yesterday.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, March 13, 1914, page 2, column 4

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Regis J. LEONARD ( -1995)

Regis J. Leonard

   Regis J. Leonard, 87, of Connellsville, died Friday, Dec. 15, 1995, at the Brownsville Hospital, Brownsville. He was born at Everson, the son of the late Anthony J. and Alice O'Neill Leonard. He was a former resident of Dundalk, Md. for 30 years before returning to Connellsville in 1966 where he lived on Snyder Street. He was retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp. at Sparrows Point in Maryland. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Connellsville. Surviving is a stepsister, Mrs. Amerigo (Eva Jean) Casini of Connellsville and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Anna F. Leonard, a sister, Marie Elizabeth Leonard of the Sisters of Charity; a brother, Joseph Leonard; three stepsisters, Amy Schroyer, Gloria Lilley and Louise DeLeon. Friends will be received at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Monday at 12:30 p.m. followed by a funeral mass at 1 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Sciberras as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John's Roman Catholic Cemetery of Scottdale. A parish wake service will be held Sunday at 2:15 p.m. at the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1995

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Reuben LEONARD died in 1922.

The funeral service for Reuben Leonard was held from his late home near Ohiopyle Thursday, September 14, with services conducted in the Meadow Run Methodist Episcopal Church by Rev. G. E. Letchworth of New Florence, assisted by Rev. R. G. Manley of New Salem. Mr. Leonard was buried with due honors as an old soldier. Will F. Stewart Post G.A.R., of Uniontown, which which he was a member, sent a flag to drape his casket. Many beautiful floral offerings were sent by his many friends. The Methodist Episcopal Choir of Ohiopyle sang "The Old Rugged Cross," "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" and "Some Time We'll Understand." The pall bearers were his old friends and neighbors, Harry King, John Bryner, Cyrus Show, Chauncey Leonard, David Collins and Walter Lytle. Interment was made in Belle Grove Cemetery, beside his wife who died 10 years ago.

The Daily Courier, Sept 18, 1922, pg. 6

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Robert M. LEONARD ( -1995)

Robert M. Leonard

   Robert M. Leonard, 89, of Ohiopyle R.D. 1, died Wednesday; July 19, 1995, in Uniontown Hospital. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m., in the Humbert Funeral Home, Confluence. A complete obituary will follow in the Herald Standard on Friday, July 21, 1995.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1995

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Ronald E. LEONARD (1939-1962)

Dunbar Man Killed In Car Crash
Auto Upsets
In Smashup
Near Everett

Carnival Worker
Dies, Two Injured
In Bedford County

   A Dunbar man was killed and two other persons injured in a one- car crash yesterday in Bedford County. Dead at the scene was Ronald E. Leonard, 23, the driver. The accident occurred on Route 914, some 15 miles north of Everett. Robert Barber of Carthage, N. C., was reported in fair condition at the J. C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. The other passenger, 27-year-old Richard Davies of Louisville, Ky., was treated in the hospital and released. State Police said Loenard's car apparently skidded near the Riddelsburg Bridge while moving at high speed, struck a concrete curb and overturned, throwing out all three occupants. The victim was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Leonard of Hardy Hill, Dunbar. He was traveling with a carnival as a short-order cook.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 6, 1962, page 1, column 6


Funeral For
Auto Victim

   Funeral services will be held tomorrow for a 23-year-old Dunbar resident killed Thursday in an auto accident in Bedford County. Ronald E. Leonard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Leonard of Feather's Row, Dunbar, was killed instantly at 4:20 a.m. on Route 914, some 15 miles north Everett at Riddlesburg. Two others were injured in the crash. Neither one was seriously hurt. The victim was traveling with Clyde Smith Shows as a short order cook. The carnival is playing this week at the American Legion park at Six Mile Run near Saxton. Leonard was operating his car and died as the result of a fractured skull, deep facial lacerations and other external injuries suffered when it crashed into a concrete curb and overturned. His grandmother, Mrs. Bertha Wilson of Dunbar, also is traveling with the carnival. The victim was born April 30, 1939, in Connellsville. Besides his grandmother and parents he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Alice) Matrunic, of Dunbar and Beulah, at home, and three brothers, Walter, Alvin, and Henry, all of Dunbar. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Lewis Hunter, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dunbar, officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery. Friends are being received in the funeral home.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, July 7, 1962, page 6, column 8

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Shirley R. LEONARD ( -2004)

   Shirley R. Leonard, 65, of Confluence, Pa., died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, in Henry Clay Villa, Markleysburg. She is survived by sons, Michael Groff of Addison, and Lance Groff of Lansdale; daughters, Crystal Fazenbaker of Meyersdale, and Lisa Groff of Sligo; and four grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Humbert Funeral Home in Confluence, on Friday from 7 to 8 p.m., the hour of service.


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

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Vicky J. LEONARD (1969-2007)

Vicky J. Leonard
Connellsville

Vicky J. Leonard, 38, of Connellsville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 at home. She was born Sept. 4, 1969 in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Wesley Kingan Sr. and Margaret Rose Kingan. Vicky was a homemaker and a strong believer in our Lord Jesus Christ. She was a wonderful wife and very good mother. Vicky fought a long and courageous battle with cancer. In addition to her mother, Vicky is survived by her husband of 17 years, Floyd Leonard; her children, Ashley and Buddy Leonard, both at home; brothers and sisters, Nancy Hall and husband Randy, Sherry Taylor and husband Mike; Wesley Kingan Jr., Archie Kingan and wife Becky, and Mike Kingan; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at BURHANS - CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, with a funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 3, 2007

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Walter H. LEONARD Stone  (1909-1968)

W. H. LEONARD

   Walter H. Leonard, 59, of Dunbar died at 5:45 a.m., Sunday in the Weimer Nursing Home, Uniontown. He was born June 10, 1909 in Connellsville, a son of the late Hugh and Elizabeth Beal Leonard. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Bessie Wilson Leonard; three sons, Walter and Alvin of Dunbar and Henry at home; two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Alice) Matrunics of Dunbar and Beulah at home; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Roy of Dunbar, R. D. 2, and William of Houston, TX; three half-brothers, Cecil Hatfield of Baltimore Md.; Frank Hatfield of Dunbar, and Henry Hatfield of Mount Braddock; and three half-sisters, Mrs. Della Jeffers of Dunbar, Mrs. Mary Firestone of Owensdale and Mrs. Willard Zebley of Mount Braddock. He was preceded in death by a son Leonard and two half-brothers, Charles and Floyd. Internment in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, August 5, 1968

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Walter H. LEONARD, Jr. (1936-2010)

Walter H. Leonard Jr.
Dunbar

Walter H. Leonard Jr., 74, of Dunbar, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, in UPMC Mercy, Pittsburgh. He was born Jan. 18, 1936, in Dunbar, a son of the late Walter H. Leonard and the late Bessie Wilson Leonard. He was a Korean War veteran, having served in the Army. He was a member of Connellsville Eagles and Connellsville VFW Post 21. He worked as a welder for Baker's Machine. Surviving are four daughters, Brenda Leonard and companion, Mike Baker, of Dunbar, Vivian Green and husband, Eugene, of Marion, Ohio, June Kocis and husband, Mike, of California, and Phyllis Watson and husband, Richard, of Dunbar; stepson, Ronald Baker and wife, Dinah, of Greene County; second wife, Linda Leonard; sisters, Alice and Beulah; brother, Henry; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gloria Jean Britner Leonard; brothers, Alvin and Ronnie; uncles, Emory and Cocky; and special pet, Poochie. Arrangements by BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Sunday, December 12, 2010

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Walter Leroy LEONARD (1944-2004)

   Walter Leroy Leonard, age 59, of Uniontown, Pa., died unexpectedly on Sunday, January 18, 2004 in Uniontown Hospital. He was born March 11, 1944 in Uniontown, Pa., son of William Leonard and Anna Belle Fulmer Leonard. "Walt" was a member of American Legion Post 51 in Uniontown. He will be sadly missed by the many dear friends he had there. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Leonard, an infant sister, Dorothy Marie Leonard, and parents. He is survived by two sisters and four brothers: Patricia Pierce of Lemont Furnace, Pa., Dolores Frazier and her husband John of Smithfield, Pa., Harry Leonard Sr. of Brownsville, Pa., James Leonard of Youngstown, Ohio, Bryson Leonard of Cleveland, Ohio, and Eugene Leonard of Smithton, Pa.; a niece, Susan Leonard of Masontown, Pa.; three nephews: Joseph Leonard, George Leonard and Richard Leonard all of Smithfield, Pa.; and a dear friend and companion, Chuck Miskanin. Friends will be received in the THOMAS M. DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, 136 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, January 21, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with Rev. Galen Winebrenner officiating. Interment will be private.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 19, 2004

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Warren D. 'Beanie' LEONARD (1921-2004)

D. Warren Leonard
Ohiopyle

Warren D. "Beanie" Leonard, 82, of Ohiopyle, passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born March 22, 1921, in Ohiopyle, son of the late Homer R. and Annie M. Sproul Leonard. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wife, Freeda I. Morrison Leonard, in 1998 and five brothers, Robert, Russell, Odbert, Frederick and Elwood Leonard and a sister, Helen Leonard. Surviving are two children, Doris J. "Cookie" May and husband Donald of Mill Run, Pa., and Dale Leonard and wife Candee of Ohiopyle. Four grandchildren, Terry G. May and wife Stefanie of Mill Run, Hillary L. Lawson and husband Adam of Uniontown, Stephanie J. Plume and husband Devin of Ohiopyle, Gregory D. Leonard of Ohiopyle and six great grandchildren and two brothers, Ray "Deacon" Leonard and Lawrence D. Leonard and wife Doris, all of Ohiopyle. "Beanie" was a lifetime member of Meadow Run Community Church. He served as president of Ohiopyle Volunteer Fire Department for 38 years. He was the owner and founder of Leonard Saw Shop in Addison since 1950, was a veteran of W.W.II serving with the 3rd Army. He held membership in the American Legion Post #946 Ursing and the N.R.A. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Farmington, today 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 1:30 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. Kenneth VanSickle and Rev. David Morrison officiating. Interment will follow in Irwin Memorial Cemetery, Ohiopyle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Irwin Memorial Cemetery, in care of Dale Leonard, 298 Belle Grove Rd., Ohiopyle, Pa. 15470.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 5, 2004

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William Alexander LEONARD ( -1924)

WILLIAM A. LEONARD

   William Alexander Leonard, 55 years old, died at his residence at Dunbar yesterday morning of complication of diseases. He had been in ill health for more than three years. He is survived by his widow and the following children; Arthur; Mrs. Calvin Taylor, Mount Braddock; Bertha; Gladys; William, Lloyd and Smith, at home. The funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home in charge of Elder Robbins of Greensburg. Burial will be made in the Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 21, 1924, page 2, column 5

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Theresa LEONE ( -1932)

Theresa Leone

   Mrs. Theresa Leone, aged 75 years died in her home near Merrittstown at 4:15 o’clock Monday morning, November 7, 1932. Death was due to complications. She is survived by her husband John Leone; three children, Mrs. Marie Diaz, of Plymouth, Pa.; Mrs. Lucy Asunda, of Clairton; Mrs. Modesta Capuchi of Italy; six step-children, Rainey Leone, of Bessemer; Sam of Allison; Mrs. Mary A. Moroni, of North Bessemer and Anthony Leone, at home; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral Service will be solemnized in the Leone residence Wednesday at 2 o’clock in charge of the minister of the Church of Jesus Christ. Burial in Acklin cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 8, 1932, page 4, column 4

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Stella Grimm LEONHARDT (1904-1996)

Stella Leonhardt

   Stella Grimm Leonhardt, 92, of Latrobe who was a native of Lucerne Mines in Fayette County died Thursday, July 18, in Edgewood Nursing Center, Unity Township. She is survived by a son-in-law, Michael Shivetts, and a daughter-in-law, Mary Eleanor Leonhardt, both of Latrobe, grandsons, George Leonhardt of Bradford, Thomas Shivetts of Williamsport, and Mark Shivetts of Greensburg, and six great-grandchildren. Services and interment were held Saturday afternoon under direction of the Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home Inc., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– July 3, 1904
   Died—– July 19, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1996

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Loretta McMillen LEONIPhoto  (1927-2012)

UNIONTOWN
Loretta (McMillen) Leoni

Loretta M. Leoni, a generous lady of light and love, left this world too soon on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at her home. Loretta, born in Hopwood, Pa., on August 17, 1927, was the daughter of Luther Dorcy McMillen and Eva May (Hagherty) McMillen. She now joined her beloved Julius, with whom she celebrated 65 years of marriage. Loretta was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Therese Church, where she served in many capacities including officer of the Parish Council and member of the Altar and Rosary Society. Loretta is survived by her loving son, John A. Leoni, who was the light of her life. John comforted his mother greatly, especially in her final hours. She was surrounded by many loved ones at the time of her passing. In addition to the church, Loretta was also a member of Maria Montessori Lodge of the Sons of Italy, the Excelsior Club, and the Rayette Investment Club and served as past president of the Uniontown Flower Club. Loretta was an avid duck pin bowler, participating in the Thursday Flower League. She was an excellent card player and really enjoyed her card clubs and her 500 Club. Loretta was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved Julius; and her brothers, Mickey, Ray, Jake, Donald, Harry and George McMillen. In addition to her loving son, John, she is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful and caring Godchildren. Friends were received in the THOMAS M. DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, 136 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401 on Friday August 10, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, August 11, 2012 until 9:30 a.m. when a Blessing Service was held. A Mass of Christian Burial followed at 10 a.m. in Saint Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church, Mill Street, Uniontown, with Monsignor Michael W. Matusak, V.F., Pastor, as Celebrant. Entombment followed in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum, Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa. The Parish Wake Service was held on Friday at 3 p.m. A Rosary was offered by the Saint Therese Altar Society at 7 p.m. on Friday. In lieu of flowers and food the family suggests that donations be made to a charity of your choice in Loretta’s memory.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, August 12, 2012

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Helen Assey LEPLEY (1919-1997)

Helen Lepley

   Helen Assey Lepley, 78, of Market Street, Scottdale, formerly of Boswell, died Friday, March 28, 1997 at the home of her daughter, Dorothy Eppley. She was born Jan. 23, 1919 in Scottdale, a daughter of the late David and Mary Saad Assey. She was a member of the Scottdale Women of the Moose, Chapter 1037, where she served as a former senior regent. She was affiliated with her late brother, Samuel Assey, with the former A.C. Products of Scottdale. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Dwight (Mary) Croyle of Stoystown, Dorothy Eppley and her husband Amos of Riverside, Johnstown, Florence Dufrene and her husband Clyde of Bay St. Louis, Miss., David Lepley of Houston, Texas, Phyllis Broush and her husband Jack of Raleigh, N.C. and Gimilis Benson and her husband Normal of Hollsopple, Pa.; 24 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; the following brothers and sisters: James G. Acey and his wife Evelyn of Stuart, Fla., Eugene D. Acey of Scottdale and Dorothy Samole of Boswell, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Arlene Assey of Kecksburg, Pa.; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Lepley in 1971; a son, Samuel Lepley in 1969; a sister, Gimilia Assey on March 24, 1975; two brothers, Pvt. Joseph Assey, K.I.A. in Italy on Feb. 3, 1944 and Samuel M. Assey on Nov. 2, 1995. Friends will be received in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh Street, Scottdale, Sunday, from 7 to 9 p.m. Additional visitation will be held Monday at the HOFFMAN FUNERAL HOME, Main Street, Boswell, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Walter Frankenberry of Somerset Alliance Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Jenner Crossroads Cemetery. Scottdale Women of the Moose, Chapter 1037, will hold a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC. Scottdale.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1997

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bullet Dominick S. LEPPE died in 1936. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

LEPPE, DOMINICK S.
Seized with a heart attack shortly after partaking of this morning meal, Dominick S. LEPPE, well known hill top tailor, died suddenly at 9:15 Monday morning in the midst of members of his family at the family home, 90 Highland avenue.

Mr. LEPPE was 63 years of age.  He  had been suffering from ….cut off ........lian, at home and Alda LEPPE, New York City; Mrs. Mary MAURO, Brooklyn, N. Y., and one son, Anthony LEPPE, of New York City.  

He was a member of St. Therese R. C. church
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.    
Herald   Tues. 9-15-1936      


John James LERCH ( -1941)

JOHN JAMES LERCH

   John James Lerch, 49, telegraph operator for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company for 25 years, died Wednesday night at his residence at 10 East Winona street, Uniontown, after a lingering illness. A member of the Calvary Methodist Church and the Junior Order of United American Mechanics, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Dakota Lerch; a daughter, Naomi, at home; his parents, Mrs. And Mrs. John Lerch; four brothers, Andrew of Connellsville, Charles of Flatwoods, Jacob of Shady Grove and Samuel of Mount Braddock, and two sisters, Mrs. William Davison and Mrs. Ralph Kinsell of Shady Grove.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, October 9, 1941, page 2, column 2

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Mary Jane LERCH (1927-2011)

   Mary Jane Lerch, age 84, of Lemont Furnace, Pa., passed away very peacefully on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at the Golden Living Center, Uniontown. She was born on February 15, 1927, in Shady Grove, Pa., daughter of Jacob and Katherine Emma Matthews Lerch. Her parents, a brother William Lerch and sisters, Genevieve Taylor & Martha Schnatterly, preceded her in death. Left to cherish her memory is her brother, Robert Lerch of Raleigh, N.C. She will also be deeply missed by her loving nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews; especially her great niece, Leann Hardin and her sons, Drew and Austin Hardin, who were very close to her. Friends will be received in the Stephen R. Haky Funeral Home, Inc., 603 North Gallatin Avenue Ext., Uniontown, PA, on Saturday, April 30, 2011, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. and on Sunday May 1, 2011, until 11 a.m., the hour of service at the funeral home chapel. Interment will be privately held at Sylvan Heights, Uniontown.


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

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Mary J. Hornsby LESCAR (1916-1993)

Mary J. Hornsby LESCAR, 77, of Uniontown, Pa., died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1993, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born May 14, 1916, daughter of the late Charles and Dora CATON HORNSBY. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Michael E. ESCAR, in 1982; a son, Conrad, and the following brothers and sister, Orville, Jesse, Charles, Theodore and George HORNSBY and Sade Huey. She was a member of S.S. Cyril and Methodius Church, Fairchance, Pa.

Surviving are three children, Mrs. James "Phyllis" Churilla, of Hopwood, Pa.; Mrs. Frank (Marlene) Maraugha, of Toledo, Ohio, and Larry M. LESCAR and wife, Paula, of Markleysburg, Pa.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Susie Hughes, of Michigan and Rose Keffer, of Smithfield, Pa.

Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, 139 W. Fayette St., Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 9 p.m. and Friday until 10:30 a.m., when a blessing service will be held, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in S.S. Cyril & Methodius Church, Fairchance, Pa., with Rev. Anthony Wozniak, as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. A parish wake service will be held today at 8 p.m.


The Herald Standard, Uniontown, PA, December, 1993

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Fred LESKO ( -1938)

FRED LESKO

   Fred Lesko, aged 3 months and 16 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lesko, of the McClellandtown road, died at 5 o’clock Thursday morning, September 1, 1938, in the Uniontown Hospital after a brief illness. In addition to the parents, he leaves a brother, Fred, Jr., and his great grandmother, Mrs. Henry Rockwell. Short funeral services will be held at 2:30 this afternoon from the family residence and burial will be in St. Jacob’s Lutheran church cemetery, near McClellandtown. Rev. F. O. H. Schulz will officiate.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, September 2, 1938, page 5, column 2

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William G. LESE ( -1996)

William G. Lese

   William G. Lese, 79, of Cokeburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 1996, in the Presbyterian Medical Center, Washington, Pa. He is survived by five sons, Dr. Alexander Lese of Bethel Park, Dr. William Lese Jr., of Lorton, Va., Alfred Lese of Houston, Pa., and Joseph Lese and John Lese, both of Bentleyville; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dewey Lese of Washington, Pa., and Miller Lese of Cokeburg; and one sister, Marie Moore of Bainbridge, N.Y. Friends will be received in the Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main St., Bentleyville, Pa., today from 3:30 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 13, 1996 until 11 a.m., the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1996

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bullet Charles LESHNISKY died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(39)

LESHNISKY SERVICES
(stamped - Genius Nov 25 '38)
Funeral services for Charles Leshnisky, 25, who was fatally injured Tuesday afternoon while at work in the Isabella mine, will be held at 8:30 Monday morning in the family residence at Mt. Sterling, followed by additional rites in All Saints church, Masontown. Rev. Fr. Francis J. Kolb will officiate, and burial will be in St. Agnes cemetery. His grandmother, Mrs. Frances Saluga, preceded him in death


Fred LESKO (1938-1938)

FRED LESKO

   Fred Lesko, aged 3 months and 16 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lesko, of the McClellandtown road, died at 5 o'clock Thursday morning, in the Uniontown Hospital after a brief illness. In addition to the parents, he leaves a brother, Frank, Jr., and his great grandmother, Mrs. Henry Rockwell. Short funeral services will be held at 2:30 this afternoon from the family residence and burial will be in St. Jacob's Lutheran church cemetery, near McClellandtown. Rev. F. C. H. Schulz will officiate.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, September 2, 1938, page 5, column 2

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

Mrs. Mary Lesko, 58 died of complications early Tuesday morning at her home in Smock.
Mrs. Lesko is survived by her husband, Nicholas and the following children: Mrs. Stephen Volch of Crucible; Mrs. Anna Shimko, of Oliphant; Mrs. Katherine Duch, Brier Hill; George, of Vanderbilt, and Pustine, at home. One brother, John, and the following sisters also survive:  Mrs. Katherine Burik, Columbus; Mrs. Anna Komer, Mather and Mrs. Helen Kaptinsky, of Brownsville.
No funeral arrangements have been made.
(Standard - Feb. 18, 1931)
___________________

Short funeral services will be held at the late home at 8:30 Saturday
morning, for Mrs. Mary Lesko, followed by Requiem high mass in St. Mary's G.
C. church, New Salem, in charge of Fr. Anthony Mhley.  Burial will be in the
church cemetery.

(Evening Genius - Feb 19, 1931)


Ruth M. Plance LESKO (1937-1995)

Ruth M. Lesko

   Ruth M. Plance Lesko, 58, of 205 Carmichaels St., Rices Landing, and a native of Bavington, Pa., died Monday morning in her home. She is survived by her husband whom she married Oct. 21, 1957, George N. Lesko, two children, Melody S. Lesko of Rices Landing and George N. Lesko IV of Washington, Pa., and one sister, Mrs. Lillie Lesko Farmer of Mentor, Ohio. The family will receive friends at the Behm Funeral Home Inc., Route 188, Jefferson, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– September 5, 1937
   Died—– November 6, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1995

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

Mrs. Catherine Leslie, aged 63, of Maxwell, died at 8:23 Friday morning, July 8, 1938, in St. Francis hospital, Pittsburgh, after an extended illness of a complication of diseases.
Surviving are the following children:  Mrs. Anna urban, Maxwell; Charles, of Greensburg, and Stephen, of East Pittsburgh.  Four grandchildren also survive.
Friends will be received at the Haky Funeral Home, Uniontown, until 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon when funeral services will follow in St. Mary's R. C. church.  Rev. Fr. John Blazic will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.


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

LESLIE, RALPH
Ralph LESLIE, seven years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. U. LESLIE of Duquesne Heights, Pittsburg, formerly of Connellsville and Uniontown died Monday at the family home following an eight days’ illness.  Mr. LESLIE, father of the child is well known in newspaper circles in Fayette county and since leaving Connellsville about a year ago has been night editor of the Associated Press in Pittsburg. 
Courier  Thurs. 11-1-1923


Mary M. Mormok LESNIAK ( -1997)

Mary M. Lesniak

   Mary M. Mormok Lesniak, 80 of Ruffsdale R.D. 2, died Friday, April 25, 1997, in her home. She is survived by three children: Frank G. Lesniak and his wife, Dolly, of Yukon; Janet Lesniak Cindric and her husband, Daniel, of Greensburg R.D. 3, and Darlene Lesniak of Moncks Corner, S.C.; three granddaughters; one grandson; one great-granddaughter; sisters: Mrs. Elizabeth Soltysiak of Everson and Mrs. Charles (Catherine) Arrotti of Scottdale; numerous nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. Friends will be received at the Beatty- Rich Funeral Home, Route 136, Madison, today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, April 29, until 9:15 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1997

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Joseph G. LESSICK ( -1974)

LESSICK, JOSEPH G.— Age 60, a resident of 398 Smock, died Monday, August 26, 1974 in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born at Heckla, and a member of St. Hedwig’s R.C. Church, Smock, and the UMWA. Preceding him in death was his father, Joseph G. Lessick Sr. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Pravlik Lessick; one daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Margaret) Livingston of Uniontown; two sons, James of Bedford, Ohio, and Joseph, at home; two grandsons, Jimmy and Johnny Lessick; his mother, Mrs. Anna Lessick of Euclid, Ohio; eight brothers and sisters, Mrs. Frances Joy of Hillside, New Jersey, Edward of Junction City, Oregon, Frank of Youngstown, Ohio, Albert of Chester, William of North Port, Alabama, Charles of Stowe, Ohio, Eugene of Girard, Ohio, Mrs. Pauline Moriarty of Euclid, Ohio. Friends are being received in the Haky Funeral Home, 135 West Fayette St., today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Hedwig’s R. C. Church at 10 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Lawrence Hoppe as celebrant. Interment will be in the Church Cemetery. Parish prayer service will be held tonight at 8:15 p.m.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, August 28, 1974, page 34, column 8

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bullet Mrs. Harry W. LESSIG died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Harry W. Lessig, aged 69, mother of Clark M. Lessig, of 205 Murray avenue, died Thursday midnight in the hospital at New Kensington.  Mr. Lessig had been notified of the seriousness of his mother's illness and hastened to her bedside, but death ensued before his arrival in New Kensington.
Mrs. Kessig was born in Homestead.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and active in the affairs of the Methodist Episcopal church until two years ago when her health failed.
Funeral services will be held Sunday in the family residence at New Kensington.
(Newspaper dated 10 Jan 1938)


bullet Merrill H. LESSIG died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

LESSIG, Merrill H.
Merrill H. Lessig, aged 37, brother of Clark M. Lessig, of Uniontown, died Sunday, September 5, 1937, in the Citizens General hospital at New Kensington, from a complication of diseases. He was an active member of the First Methodist Episcopal church of New Kensington, and of the American Legion post there and the Tirian Lodge No. 644, F. & A. M., of which he was past master.
Mr. Lessig was well known in Connellsville and Uniontown, having resided in the former city for a number of years.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning in charge of Rev. C. J. Thompson, pastor of the New Kensington church. Brief rites were held ??? on Tuesday evening ??? New Kensington schools; a son, Raymond; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Lessig; one sister, Mrs. J. C. Poole, all of New Kensington; four brothers, Wayne, Harold and Victor, of New Kensington, and Clark M. Lessig, of Uniontown.


Stanislav LETKI ( -1929)

STANISLAV LETKI

   Stanislav Letki, 50 years old, died Thursday at his home in Uniontown. His wife, one daughter and three grandchildren survive.

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

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Guiddo LETTORI ( -1920)

THIRD DEATH AS RESULT
OF AUTO SMASH ON PIKE

   Death toll in Sunday afternoon’s automobile crash at Gray’s hill was increased to three yesterday with the death in the Uniontown hospital of Carmine Mitchell, aged 49, one of the occupants of the ill-fated car in which also John Nuzzo, aged 32, and Guiddo Lettori, aged 29, rode to their death in the wild ride down the mountain side. The driver of the car, Rapisto Briatico, is under $3,000 bail upon a charge of driving an automobile while intoxicated. All concerned in the wreck were from Belle Vernon. An inquest into the tragedy will await the return of Coroner S. H. Baum who is spending a few days at Atlantic City.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, July 27, 1920, page 1, column 5

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Raymond V. LEVENDOSKY (1926-1996)

Raymond Levendosky

   Raymond V. "Bob" Levendosky, 69, of 605 South Broadway, Scottdale, died Sunday in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. He is survived by his wife, Frances Tager Levendosky; two daughters, Karen E. Levendosky of Vanderbilt and Mary Louise Levendosky at home; one grandson; five sisters, Helen Pogwizd of Akron, Ohio, Mary Ann Dinie of Maryland Heights, Md., Irene DeRuyder of Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Robert (Gertrude) Pinsky and Mrs. Joan Oswald both of Scottdale; and two brothers, Daniel Levendosky of Youngstown, Ohio, and Joseph Levendosky of Connellsville. Friends will be received at the Frank Kapr Funeral Home Inc., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today; and until 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– September 6, 1926
   Died—– March 31, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1996

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

Samuel Levin, aged 69 years, widely known local resident for more than 40 years, died at 3:30 o'clock Sunday morning, May 26, 1935, in the Uniontown Hospital following a several weeks' illness.  A native of Russia, Mr. Levin came to America about 50 years ago settling first in Canton, O., but later taking up his residence in Uniontown where he engaged for many years in the scrap iron business and later in real estate.  His wife, Bessie Levin, preceded him death in 1928.
Surviving are two children:  Mrs. Abner Gluck, New York City, and Charles Levin, at home, 47 Lemon street.  A brother in New York City and a sister in Kansas City also survive.
Funeral services were conducted in the family residence Sunday afternoon with burial in the Orthodox Jewish cemetery.
(Herald - May 27, 1935)


Michael LEVINE (1932-2000)

MICHAEL LEVINE,
Tarrs

Michael Levine, 68, of Tarrs, went to his eternal rest Monday, Aug. 21, 2000 at Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant. He was born June 22, 1932, in Somerset, a son of the late John Sr. and Mary Labasky Levine. He was a student at the former Sewickly School and was an honorary life member of the East Huntingdon Township Firemen’s Association. He was a Korean Conflict veteran, having served with the U.S. Army. Prior to retirement in 1976, he was employed as a welder by the former Walworth Foundry, South Greensburg. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Anna Marie Sobinsky Levine. His memory will be cherished by his family: sons, Robert M. Levine of Tarrs and James E. Levine and wife, Janet, of Ruffsdale; daughter, Lynda Levine of Tarrs; grandchildren, Samuel Grimm and Kaeli Levine; brother, Joseph Levine and wife, Pauline, of Ruffsdale; and four sisters, Mary Smith and husband, Joseph, of Belle Vernon, Margaret Kolar of Ruffsdale, Elizabeth Higgins and husband, Junior, of Madison and Catherine Sinnamond of Yukon. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, John Levine Jr. Friends will be received at the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mount Pleasant, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home Thursday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Father Michael W. Matusak officiating. Interment will follow in Madison Union Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 2000

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Curtis LEVINGSTON ( -1837)

FATAL ACCIDENT—CURTIS LEVINGSTON, a boy of about 14 years of age, was thrown from his horse in one of the streets of Connellsville, in this county, on the morning of Sunday the 5th inst. And so bruised and mangled that he expired in about half an hour. Hit boot hung in the stirrup leather until he was dragged about 120 yards, and was finally torn from the horse by his breast coming in contact with the shafts of a sleigh, which broke the girth of the saddle.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, February 8, 1837, Vol. VI, No. 8, page 2, column 3

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

Mrs. Clara Levinson, widow of Joe Levinson, former widely known local merchant, died at 10:30 o'clock Sunday night, April 4, 1937, in a Pittsburgh hospital following a protracted illness.
The body is to be removed to the family residence, 20 Murray avenue, this morning where funeral services will be solemnized Tuesday afternoon, additional details to be announced later.
Mrs. Levinson is survived by one son, Meyer Levinson, a student in the University of Pittsburgh; two daughters, Miriam and Sylvia Levinson, both at home; and three brothers, Dr. Samuel Schein, Harry and Julius Schein, also residents of Murray avenue.


John Paul LEWANDOWSKI (1915-1995)

John P. Lewandowski

   John Paul Lewandowski, 79, of Carmichaels R.D. 1, died Monday, April 17, 1995, in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg, Pa. He was born Oct. 11, 1915, in Crucible, Pa., son of the late John and Anna Lewandowski. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two sisters, Dorothy Fridor and Mildred Wyratt. He was a coal miner, formerly employed with Crucible, Poland and Nemacolin Mines and was a member of the UNWA. He retired from General Motors of Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Lewandowski was a member of St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife, Eunice Bradagan Lewandowski whom he married on Dec. 25, 1938; two daughters, Priscilla Brown of Orange Park, Fla., and Mrs. Michael (Sally Ann) Redd of Aikens, S.C.; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; and three brothers, Joseph Lewandowski of Cleveland, Ohio and Edward and Louis Lewandowski, both of the State of California. Friends will be received in the PAUL M. LESAKO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday until 9:30, when prayer services will be held, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Hugh R.C. Church, with the Rev. Fr. Francis Nazimek as celebrant. Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels. Rosary recitation in the Funeral Home on this evening at 8:30 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1995

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Joseph W. LEWANDOWSKI, Sr. ( -1996)

Joseph W. Lewandowski, Sr.

   Joseph W. Lewandowski, Sr., 76, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1996, at Southwest General Hospital in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. He was formerly from Crucible, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Catherine (Pausic) Lewandowski; two children, Catherine Titus (Mrs. Sesler) and Joseph Jr.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Edward and Louis. The family will receive friends in the new Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 6265 Columbia Rd., North Olmsted, Ohio, on Saturday, Oct. 12, 1996 from 1 to 3 p.m., the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carmichaels Lions club, R.D. 1, Box 204, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320. Arrangements are being handled by Dostal Funeral Services of North Olmsted, Ohio, (216) 779-0450.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1996

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Betty Jean LEWELLEN (1927-2008)

Lewellen, Betty J. 81
Connellsville

Betty Jean Lewellen, 81, of Connellsville (Bullskin Township), passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at her home. She was born Feb. 13, 1927, in Dunbar, a daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth Martin McKnight. Betty was a longtime resident of the Connellsville/Bullskin Township area, and had formerly attended the Methodist Church in Dunbar. She had formerly worked in the cafeteria at Anchor Hocking. Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister to her family. She will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by her loving husband, Raymond Lewellen, with whom she celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past July; her daughter, Rhonda Lewellen Smalley and husband, Earl S. Smalley Jr., of Connellsville; her grandson, Derek Lewellen Smalley and wife, Amy, of Connellsville; her great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Cassidy, of Ohio. In addition to her parents, Betty was predeceased by her uncle and aunt, Howard and Sarah Anderson, who raised her; her brothers, James McKnight, Earl, Elmer, Clyde and Wilbur Anderson; and her sisters, Margaret McKnight, Viola Davis, Viola Buzzelli, Margaret Sleasman and Jessie Selby. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Clyde Forbes officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Bullskin Township.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 20, 2008

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Don LEWELLEN (1929-2004)

Lewellen, Don
Miami, Fla., Formerly of Roscoe

Don Lewellen, 74, of Miami, Fla., formerly of Mt. Tabor Road, Roscoe, died July 13, 2004. He was born Oct. 2, 1929, in Elco, a son of the late Cecil Allen Lewellen and Edward "Slats" Lewellen. He was a member of the Coral Gables Congregational Church of Miami. His service to his country was spent in the United States Air Force. Mr. Lewellen was self employed as the owner of the Lewellen Detective and Security Agency of Miami until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Christine; one son, Carl Lewellen of Miami; one sister, Shirley Lewellen of Belle Vernon; and one aunt, Linda, of Greensburg. He was preceded in death by one sister and brother, Edna Mae Deal and Edward J. Lewellen. A memorial service was held Friday, July 16, 2004, at the Coral Gables Congregational Church of Miami.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, July, 2004

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Gladys G. LEWELLEN (1921-2008)

Lewellen, Gladys G. 87
Hiram, Ga., Formerly of Connellsville

Gladys G. Lewellen, 87, of Hiram, Ga., formerly of Connellsville, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, in Bremen, Ga. She was born May 23, 1921, the daughter of the late Maurice and Fannie Ellen Snyder Haines. She was a resident of Connellsville for most of her life. She is survived by one son, Thomas Lewellen, of Lake Alfred, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Lewellen, in 1992; two sons, Richard and Joseph Jr. Lewellen; one daughter, Donna Jean Knott; one sister, Dorothy Jean Newcomer; and one brother, Wilbert E. Haines. There will be no public viewing or services. Private interment will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Bullskin Township. Arrangements are under the direction of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, September, 2008

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Helene Roycroft LEWELLEN ( -1994)

Helene Lewellen

   Helene Roycroft Lewellen, 93, died July 10, 1994 in Wooster, Ohio. Memorial services will be held at 3:15 p.m. July 23 at Jefferson Memorial Park in Pittsburgh. Local arrangements are being handled by Custer Funeral Home, Wooster. She was born in 1901 in New Salem, Pa., to Edward M. and Roberta Miller Roycroft and married C. William Lewellen in Uniontown in 1925. He died in 1980. She was also predeceased by a brother, Charles Roycroft and a sister, Ruth Hoyle. She spent her childhood in Footdale; taught in Masontown and moved to Pittsburgh from Uniontown in 1937. From Pittsburgh she moved to Aberdeen, N.C. in 1969; then to Ohio in 1983.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1994

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John A. LEWELLEN (1952-2005)

Lewellen, John A.
Republic, Formerly of Connellsville

John A. Lewellen, 53, of Cardale, formerly of Connellsville, passed away Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Nov. 10, 1952, in Connellsville, a son of the late Arthur Lewellen and Violet Porterfield Lewellen. John was employed as an x-ray technician at Brownsville General Hospital, and he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam. Surviving are his wife, Mary Saluga, of Cardale; children, Cassandra Lewellen and John Lewellen Jr., both of Umatilla, Fla.; step-children, Tasha Heckla and husband, Jon, of Joffre, Tara O'Neil, of Uniontown, and Leah Saluga, of Uniontown; grandchildren, Pappy's special princess, Catherine Saluga, Alyssa O'Neil and Bradin; a special God daughter, Veronica Redman and husband, William, and their daughters, Victoria and Whitney, sisters, Clara Keefer Miller and her husband, Albert, of Carmichaels, Violet "Marie" Smalley, of Normalville, Nina "Marilene" Luce, of Connellsville, and Audrey Jean Smith, of Connellsville; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters in law, brothers in law and many wonderful friends and coworkers from BGH. Friends were received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME INC., Legion St., Republic, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Monday at which time a blessing service was held with the Rev. Fr. Stephen Bugay officiating. Interment was private.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, December, 2005

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Margaret B. LEWELLEN (1923-2012)

Lewellen, Margaret B. 89
Connellsville

Margaret B. "Marge" Lewellen, 89, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at her home. She was born March 20, 1923, a daughter of the late Harry J. and Bertha B. Wilson Lewellen, and lived her long and happy life in Connellsville. Marge worked for 42 years at Bell Telephone as a telephone operator, where she met her lifelong friend, Vera Conaway, of Connellsville. Marge is also survived by many adoring nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. In addition to her parents, Marge was predeceased by her six siblings, Edith M. Lewellen, Ruth Means, Anna Mae Balsley, Clyde R., John T. and William H. Lewellen. Marge touched many lives through her loving and generous nature and will be missed by all who knew her. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service to celebrate the life of Marge which will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, in Otterbein United Methodist Church, 201 Lincoln Ave., Connellsville, PA 15425, with the Rev. Raymond Hill officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, October 12, 2012

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Richard E. LEWELLEN (1943-2004)

Lewellen, Richard E.
Connellsville

Richard E. Lewellen, 61, of Connellsville, died unexpectedly Friday, April 9, 2004, in the Highlands Hospital. He was born Feb. 1, 1943, in Connellsville, a son of Gladys Haines Lewellen of Connellsville and the late Joseph Walter Lewellen. Richard was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1961. He worked as a welder for Duraloy in Scottdale. Richard enjoyed farming. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Karen M. Fullem Lewellen; a daughter, Robin James and her husband Dennis of Connellsville, and his son, James E. Lewellen and his fiancee Chris Hixson of Connellsville; his grandchildren, Thomas, Christopher and Corey James and his step grandchildren, Rachel and Samantha Hixson; his brother, Thomas Lewellen and his wife Sandra of Winter Haven, Fla., and his sister, Donna Knott and her husband James of Marietta, Ga. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Walter "Wally" Lewellen. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Connellsville Church of God, with Pastor Kay Kurtz officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Connellsville Church of God, 26 Breakneck Ave., Connellsville PA, 15425 in memory of Richard E. Lewellen. Arrangements are under the directions of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 12, 2004

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Roy J. LEWELLEN (1918-2007)

Lewellen, Roy J. 87
Connellsville

Roy J. Lewellen, 88, of Connellsville, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, at Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. He was born May 22, 1918, in Connellsville, a son of the late Richard Herbert and Sarah (Basinger) Lewellen. Roy was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Connellsville, and VFW Post 21. He was an avid reader and enjoyed working in his garden. He was a graduate of Connellsville High School, Class of 1937. He enlisted with the U.S. Army during World War II and served with the 16th Infantry, 1st Division as a sergeant. During his tour of duty, he fought in many campaigns overseas, including Algeria-French Morocco, Tunisia, Sicily, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. Among the several citations he was proud to receive while serving his country were a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Prior to his retirement in 1983, Roy was employed as a foreman with Duraloy Corp. Earlier, he worked as a salesman for several companies, including Troutman's Department Store, Fuller Brush, Jewel T Co. and Raleigh Products. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Verdella L. (Curtis) Lewellen; children, David C. Lewellen and wife Patricia, of Tennessee, Jean A. Karwatsky, Barbara E. Lewellen Clark and husband Ronald, all of Connellsville, Karen S. (Lewellen) Miller and husband Paul, and Ruth E. Lewellen Tate, all of Mt. Pleasant; grandchildren, Brad C. Lewellen and wife Kara, of Florida, Trevor S. Lewellen, of Florida, Daniel P. Karwatsky and wife Tara, of Scottdale, Rebecca J. DeWitt, Andrew R. Karwatsky and wife Deanna, James A., Jason S. and Jeremy L. Clark, all of Connellsville, Jeffrey S. Miller and fiance Christine, of Connellsville, Michael P. Miller and fiance Kelly Galik, of Mt. Pleasant, Tonya Tate Sipe and husband Eric, of Zelienople, and Ronald Tate Jr. and wife Karen, of Greensburg; great-grandchildren, Hope M. Lewellen, of Florida, Dustin DeWitt and Ethan Mulhorn, both of Connellsville, and Austin S. Clark, of Jones Mills; sisters, Ida McKnight and husband Robert Sr., of Connellsville, and Ruth Mason and husband Ronald, of Orange, Texas; a brother, Raymond Jerry Lewellen and wife Betty, of Connellsville; a sister-in- law, Gladys Lewellen, of Georgia, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda K. Lewellen Myers; an infant brother, Herbert Kenneth Lewellen; two brothers, Arthur and Joseph Lewellen; an infant granddaughter, Mary Kay Myers; a son-in- law, Paul C. Karwatsky ; father- and mother-in-law Willie J. and Mary E. Curtis; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, the hour of the funeral service, with the Rev. Elmer Reamer officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. Full military rites will be accorded at the funeral home by VFW Post 21, and American Legion 301 Connellsville and 762 Trotter posts.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, February 19, 2007

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Verdella L. Curtis LEWELLEN (1919-2007)

Lewellen, Verdella L. L. 87
Connellsville

Verdella L. Curtis Lewellen, 87, of Connellsville, passed away Monday, March 5, 2007, in the Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. She was born April 10, 1919, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Willie J. and Mary E. Romesburg Curtis. Verdella was a resident of Connellsville for most of her life. She was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the Class of 1937. She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Connellsville for more than 50 years. Verdella was a loving homemaker, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt to her family. She will be sadly missed, but lovingly remembered by her children, David C. Lewellen and wife, Patricia, of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Jean A. Lewellen Karwatsky and Barbara E. Lewellen Clark and husband, Ronald, all of Connellsville, Karen S. Lewellen Miller and husband, Paul, and Ruth E. Lewellen Tate, all of Mt. Pleasant; grandchildren, Brad C. Lewellen and wife, Kara, and Trevor S. Lewellen, all of Florida, Daniel P. Karwatsky and wife, Tara, of Scottdale, Rebecca J. DeWitt, Andrew R. Karwatsky and wife, Deanna, and James A., Jason S. and Jeremy Clark, and Jeffrey S. Miller and fiancee, Christine, all of Connellsville, Michael P. Miller and fiancee, Kelly Galik, of Mt. Pleasant, Tonya Tate Sipe and husband, Eric, of Zelienople, and Ronald Tate Jr. and wife Karen, of Greensburg; great-grandchildren, Hope M. Lewellen, of Florida, Dustin DeWitt and Ethan Mulhorn, both of Connellsville, and Austin S. Clark, of Jones Mills; and numerous nieces and nephews. Verdella was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her loving husband of 61 years, Roy J. Lewellen, on Feb. 19, 2007; a daughter, Linda K. Lewellen Myers; an infant granddaughter, Mary Kay Myers; a son-in-law, Paul C. Karwatsky; a stepsister, Lavida Grace Siesky; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 12 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Elmer Reamer officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, March 6, 2007

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bullet William J. (Slugger) LEWELLEN died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

William J. (Slugger) Lewellen, 51, Uniontown bricklayer, died yesterday on a bus near Springfield, Mo., as he was enroute to Long Beach, Cal., to visit a sister, Mrs. Edward Gerry.
The deceased, upon whom an autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death, left here Wednesday apparently in good health.  He expected to remain I the west until June 1.
Surviving are three sons, William, of Frank avenue; James, Connellsville; Thomas, Long Beach, Cal., and two sisters, Mrs. Gerry of California and Mrs. Robert H. Snead of Maurice street, this city.
(Newspaper dated Dec 22, 1934)


bullet William M. LEWELLEN died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(15)

William M. Lewellen, lifelong resident of Uniontown and one of the most prominent citizens of this city, died at 2:37 Friday afternoon, August 17, 1934 In the family home, 100 Grant Street after a protracted illness.
Mr. Lewellen, a son of the late James W. and Sara E. Lewellen, was on of the city's leading painting contractors. He was an active member of the Asbury Methodist church and of the Ingles Sunday School Class for many years.
Surviving are his widow, Ora Weaver Lewellen; two sons, Clarence W. and Frank R.; one sister, Miss Dora Lewellen and a grandson, James Lewellen.
Standard August 18, 1934


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

Word has reached here of the death, Monday, July 20, 1931, at the late residence in Newton, Kan., of Mrs. Anna Lewellyn, wife of James Lewellyn, both of who formerly resided in Masontown.
In addition to her husband she is survived by two brothers, Walter Smith of Masontown, and Jesse Smith of Charleroi.
The body will be brought to Masontown, arriving there Thursday.  Funeral services will be solemnized Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of a niece, Mrs. Ray Martin.  Burial will be in the Masontown cemetery.


Adelia LEWIS (1930-2000)

   Adelia "Dilly" Lewis, Age 69, of Hopwood, died Monday February 14, 2000 in the Woodland Personal Care Home, Hopwood. She was born April 19, 1930 in Monongahela County, West Virginia. She was the daughter of Henry and Effie Fisher Lewis. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Andrew Lewis; 11 cousins, who she was raised with. Adelia "Dilly" was raised by her aunt and Uncle Clarence and Annabelle Baker since she was the age one. She attended Meadow Run Methodist Church of Ohiopyle. Surviving are a cousin Shirley Pikula, of Hopwood, with whom she made her home and the following additional cousins; Ralston Baker, and Margaret Barnes, both of Uniontown; Connie Kooser of Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Interment in Mountain View cemetery, Brownfield.


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

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Amanda DeWalt LEWIS (1837-1900)

   Mrs. Amanda (DeWalt) Lewis, wife of Jacob Lewis of Fairchance, was born September 7, 1837, and died September 27, 1900. She leaves a husband and nine children to morn her loss. Funeral on Sunday at 10 a.m.. Intement at White Rock cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1900

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Andrew Smith LEWIS ( -1935)

ANDREW SMITH LEWIS

   Andrew Smith Lewis, aged 57 years, for a number of years employed as watchman for the Uniontown Water Company, died at 9 o'clock Monday morning, December 9, 1935, in his home in South Uniontown. He is survived by two brothers, James and Henry Lewis, both at home. The body has been removed to the home of a niece, Mrs. Clarence Baker, House 88, Brownfield, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be in White Rock cemetery.

Notes from contributor:
   Father– Henry Lewis
   Mother– Effie Fisher


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 10, 1935, page 9, column 3

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Arthur LEWIS ( -1942)

Many Auto Accidents In Region
None Are Serious, However, Motor Police Announce

   Fayette county was the scene of numerous motor accidents during the week-end but none of the mishaps was of a serious nature, according to reports made by state motor police and hospitals.

   Arthur Lewis, 74-year-old Smithfield man was treated at the Uniontown hospital for a fracture of the right collar bone and fractured ribs sustained while riding in the car of Robert Myers of Smithfield. The men were driving toward Uniontown when their car was involved in a sideswipe collision with that of John W. Dudek of 47 Elm street, this city. The accident occurred near White House. Myers' machine turned around in the highway and struck a tree. When his car skidded and collided with the truck of the DeMarco Grocery store in Dunbar was taken to the Connellsville hospital Saturday night for treatment of lacerations. Franks was driving his car up Ferguson hill near Dunbar when the collision occurred.
Continues with other accidents.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 2, 1942, page 5, column 1


Aged Auto Accident
Victim Dies Tuesday
Arthur Lewis Not Believed
Seriously Hurt

   Arthur Lewis, 74, of Smithfield R. D., yesterday became Fayette county's first automobile fatality in more than a month. He died in Uniontown Hospital Tuesday afternoon, March 3, 1942 at 2 o'clock of injuries received Sunday night in an accident near Dice's Grove. The aged Smithfield resident sustained a fractured right collar bone and fractured ribs when an automobile driven by Robert Myers of Smithfield and one driven by Walter Dudek of 47 Elm street, Uniontown, collided on the Fairchance-Ice's Ferry Road. Lewis was removed to Uniontown Hospital. He was not believed critically injured at the time. He was hurt when the two cars sideswiped, the impact causing the Myers machine to turn around in the highway and crash into a tree. The body has been removed to the O. S. Vance and Sons Funeral Home, Smithfield. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 4, 1942, page 11, column 8


LEWIS SERVICES

   Funeral services for Arthur Lewis, 74, of White House, who died in Uniontown hospital Tuesday afternoon of injuries received in an automobile accident Sunday night, will be held at the home Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock followed by additional rites in the Springhill Furnace church at 2 o'clock. Rev. Glenn Hughes of Fairchance, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of O. S. Vance and Sons of Smithfield. A half brother, Robert Myers, of Fairchance, is the lone survivor.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 5, 1942, page 5, column 1

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Avery P. LEWIS (1897-1899)

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

Avery P. Lewis

White, male, 16 months old
   Born—– July 6, 1897, Percy
   Died—– January 5, 1899
   Buried—– Percy Cemetery
   Father– Elmer Lewis
   Mother– Mary Sampsell Lewis


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1

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Bertha I. Bricker LEWIS (1904-1996)

   Bertha I. (Bricker) Lewis, 91, of Fairchance Pa., died Tuesday, March 5, 1996, at her granddaughter, Mary Thomas Budinsky's home with whom she resided. She was born August 31, 1904, in Georges Twp., daughter of the late Frank and Nellie Mae (Myers) Bricker. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Paul L. Lewis; four children, Betty Alice Lewis. Lawrence E. Lewis and George and Jennie Lewis; four sisters; and three brothers. Surviving are nine children, Paul F. Lewis of Uniontown, Mrs. Loretta Hudak of Coraopolis, Pa., Donald Lewis of Youngstown, Ohio, Mrs. Delores Thomas of Fairchance, Robert Lewis of Milford, Conn., Ronald Lewis of Sacramento, Calif., Bernard Lewis of Uniontown, William Lewis of Fairchance and Mary Hickle of Luxor, Pa.: several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Eleanor Bricker of Fairchance. Bertha was a member of the Fairchance United Pentecostal Church. The family will receive friends in the GOLDSBORO-TOMI FUNERAL HOME, 21 E. Church St., Fairchance, today from 7-9p.m., Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and Saturday, March 9, 1996 from 9-11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Paul Walker officiating. Interment will follow in White Rock Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1996

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Beverly D. LEWIS (1944-2004)

Lewis, Beverly D.
Latrobe

Beverly Fay Davis Lewis, 59, of Latrobe, died Monday, July 26, 2004, at her residence. She was born Oct. 31, 1944, in Baggaley, a daughter of the late LeRoy E. Sr. and Martha E. (Payne) Davis. She was a member of the Salvation Army Church, Latrobe, where as a young lady, she spent much of her time. She had been employed by Veteran's Cab and had been a security guard at Latrobe Area Hospital. She was a mom to many others, as she and her husband, William, opened their door to many youngsters who were from broken and/or abusive homes and to all the neighborhood children. She lived modestly, and enjoyed life helping those less fortunate. Beverly and her husband were the two founders of the Sewickley Township Ambulance Service of Herminie. She was also a member of the Baggaley Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and she was a member of many service and philanthropic organizations. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by three sisters, Judy Pasquale, Lois Puskar and Karen Brant; an infant brother, Robert Davis; and a brother, LeRoy E. Davis Jr. She is survived by her husband of nearly 40 years, William H. Lewis; two sons, William D. Lewis and wife, Darlene, of Latrobe, and Keith Lewis and fiancee, Christina Brungardt, of Baggaley; two daughters, Kathleen Loucks and husband, Brian, of New Derry, and Beverly Hollick, of Latrobe; a sister, Martha Faust and husband, Donald, of Whitney; five grandchildren, Kandida Loucks, Brian Loucks Jr., Kent Loucks, Kayla Lewis and Hope Lentz; and a number of nieces and nephews. Family and friends were received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe, where a funeral service will take place Thursday at 11 a.m. with Capt. Jeff Stacy officiating. Interment will take place in Unity Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, July 29, 2004

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bullet Charles LEWIS died in 1862. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(49)

At Upper Middletown, Fayette co., Pa., Feb. 14th of diphtheria, CHARLES, son of Maj. Jas. And Susan A. Lewis, aged two years.
Dear Charlie, gentle lovely child,
Has sweetly sunk to rest;
His little hands lie peacefully
Upon his pulseless breast.
Gone in his childish beauty bright,
To a fairer world than this;
Within the tender Shepherd's arms
He dwells in heavenly bliss.
His spirit, free from earth, now soars
In heavenly mansions fair;
In Jesus' arms your little one
Is safe and happy there.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa., February 20, 1862.
Vol. 2, No. 3, pg. 5, col. 2.


bullet Charles C. LEWIS died in 1940. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

Charles C. Lewis
Pneumonia is said to be the cause of the death of Charles C. Lewis, yesterday morning, January 17, 1940, at 10:45 o'clock at his late home in Washington township, Fayette County, Pa. He formerly resided in Charleroi and was well known in this community. Mr. Lewis was born at Old Concord, Pa., on September 24, 1873, a son of Harvey Lewis and Margaret Imes Lewis, both Pennsylvania natives.

He leaves four sons, Clarence Lewis, of Charleston, W. Va., Ralph Lewis of Fallowfield Township, Russell Lewis of Lynnwood and Harold Lewis of Stockdale; one daughter, Mrs. Elroy McCain of Elyria, Ohio; and two sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Sphar of Donora and Mrs. Robert Hollowood, of Buffalo, N. Y.

Remains are at the home of Ralph Lewis in Fallowfield Township.
(The Charleroi Mail - 1/18/1940)


Charles J. LEWIS (1844-1932)

CHARLES J. LEWIS

   Charles J. Lewis, 85, a Civil war veteran and for many years a widely known resident of Uniontown, died at 4 o’clock Monday morning, March 21, 1932, in his home at Hogsett and Whyel avenue. He was a native of Canada, having been born there January 1, 1844. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Hester Hackett Lewis; three children, Mrs. J. W. Cornish, of Muncie, Pa.; Mrs. C. R. Sennett, and Charles J. Lewis, Jr., both of Republic, together with 19 grandchildren. Funeral will be solemnized in J. Harry Johnston & Sons’ mortuary chapel, 65 North Gallatin avenue, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. William H. McKinney, pastor of the Central Christian church, will officiate. Burial at Park Place cemetery where members of LaFayette Post No. 51, American Legion, will officiate.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, March 22, 1932, page 3, column 4

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Daniel LEWIS ( -1926)

DANIEL LEWIS

   Daniel Lewis, aged 79 years, a veteran of the Civil War, died at his home in Brownfield Sunday morning, May 2, 1926, at 6:45 o'clock, following an illness of complications of diseases. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Angelia Lewis; three sons, James and Smith at home and Henry of Outcrop and one grandson. During the Civil was Mr. Lewis served as a member of Company D, 3rd Maryland Infantry. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the White Rock church with the Rev. Mr. Null officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 3, 1926, page 5, column 5

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Dayton LEWIS ( -1935)

DAYTON LEWIS

   Failure to respond to treatment following a stroke of apoplexy suffered two weeks ago, Dayton Lewis, aged 78, of Uppermiddletown, died in his home there at 8:30 o’clock Sunday morning, April 21, 1935. Surviving are the following children: Albert Lewis, Fairchance; Harry, of Clinton; Clarence, Grindstone; Mrs. Edna Loucks, Scottdale, and Ernest Lewis, of Coraopolis. Private funeral services will be conducted in the residence Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock followed by public services at 2:30 o’clock in the Uppermiddletown Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. Harry Humbert, of Fairchance, will officiate. Burial will be in Uppermiddletown cemetery.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 22, 1935, page 9, column 2

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Delilah A. LEWIS (1922-2003)

   Delilah A. Lewis, 81, of Uniontown, Pa., died Sunday, December 14, 2003, in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born July 3, 1922, at Dry Knob Hill, Georges Township, Pa., the daughter of the late George H. Hess and Clara Hicks Hess. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Leo L. Lewis. Delilah was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fairchance, and a longtime member of the Flower Bowling League. Surviving are four children, Robert L. Lewis and wife Betty of Milan, Ohio, Esther Jean Hartman and husband George of Earlville, Md., William R. Lewis of Sandusky, Ohio, and Larry D. Lewis and wife Janice of Smithfield, Pa.; five grandchildren, Brenda Sue Dorrell, Shaun Boothe, William R. Lewis, Jr., Jason N. Lewis, and Alycia Jarrett; six great grandchildren, Emily, Madison, Jackson, Avery, Justin and Chad; and her sister, Bonnie Jean Ellis of Amherst, Ohio. The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARCH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church St., Fairchance, Pa., this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, until 1:30 p.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Robert Ford officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park.


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

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Diane M. Marsinek LEWIS (1959-2007)

Lewis, Diane M. M. 48
Connellsville

Diane M. Marsinek Lewis, 48, of Connellsville, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 5, 2007, at her home. She was born Feb. 9, 1959, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Joseph "Lefty" and Marlene M. Fuller Marsinek. Diane had been a resident of Connellsville for the last six years. She was a graduate of Uniontown High School with the class of 1977. Diane will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her sister Sherri Shotter and husband Mark, of Lemont Furnace; her brother Joseph S. Marsinek, of Buffalo, Ohio; her special niece whom she loved and adored, Miranda Marsinek, of Buffalo, Ohio; and several loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Family and 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 a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with Pastor Dan Brant of the Community United Methodist Church officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Bowman-Flatwoods Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Community United Methodist Church in Uniontown in memory of Diane M. Marsinek Lewis.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, July 7, 2007

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Effie LEWIS ( -1930)

WOMAN KILLED By Hit-Run Driver On Ices Ferry Road

   Mrs. Effie Lewis, 33, Struck While Returning Home from White House on Ices Ferry Road; Driver Fails to Stop; Dragged Between 50 and 100 Feet by Small Roadster.

   Mrs. Effie Lewis of near White House was instantly killed Sunday night about 8 o'clock in a hit and run motor accident near the West Virginia-Pennsylvania state line on the Ices Ferry road.

Article continues concerning other accidents then returns to Mrs. Lewis.

Body Badly Mangled
By Speeding Car

   Mrs. Lewis, aged 33 years, six months and 21 days, was returning to her home on the West Virginia side of the line after having walked the two miles to White House to obtain a can of milk for her two-months old daughter, Adelia. It is reported that Mrs. Lewis was walking on the right hand side of the road and that a small roadster traveling in the direction of Fairchance struck her, dragged her between 50 and 100 feet and then continued in a mad dash down the road without stopping. There were no eye witnesses to the tragedy according to reports, but a man at the State Line Garage is said to have claimed he thought he knew the license on an automobile which passed the establishment about that time and showed signs of having been in a wreck. A piece of a woman's dress, a button and broken headlight glass were found where the accident is thought to have occurred, just a few yards from in front of the home of Mrs. Lewis' brother, Lafayette Fisher. The body was found some little distance away. Persons living near the accident saw Mrs. Lewis in the road but did not realize what had happened until they found her badly mangled body lying in the road.

   West Virginia and Pennsylvania officers were immediately notified and began an investigation and patrol of the highways in an effort to locate the machine. At an early hour this morning all efforts had failed. It is felt that the machine did not head for the mountain district. That section of the road was patrolled until an early hour this morning by officers in an effort to cut off possible escape in that direction. Neighbors of Mrs. Lewis last night said that she was continually afraid of automobiles and that when she saw or heard a machine approaching she invariably stepped off the road until after the car had passed.

   Mrs. Lewis is survived by her husband, Henry Lewis, her two months old daughter, Adelia, and her brother, Lafayette Fisher. Funeral services will be held at the White Rocks church near Fairchance, Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Burial will be in the White Rock cemetery.

Article continues concerning other accidents


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 23, 1930, page 1, column 3,
continued to page 12, column 2

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Elmer LEWIS ( -1909)

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

Elmer Lewis

White, male
   Born—– Percy, Fayette Co.
   Died—– May 21, 1909, Percy
   Father– Henry Lewis
   Mother– Sarah Lewis


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1

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Emily L. Swinhoe LEWIS ( -1997)

Emily L. Lewis

   Emily L. Swinhoe Lewis, 83, formerly of Roscoe, Pa., died Monday, April 14, 1997, in Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home, Washington, N.C. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Judi Lewis Bizet and husband, John, with whom she made her home in Washington N.C.; sons: Harold Lewis and wife, Beverly, of Roscoe and Darrell Loman Lewis of Finleyville, Pa.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her sister, Mrs. Catherine Swinhoe Holman of Stockdale, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Ed. Melenyzer Funeral Home Inc., 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, April 17, until 9:30 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1997

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Ethel Marie LEWIS (1904-1996)

Ethel M. Lewis

   Ethel Marie Lewis, 91, of Wexford, Pa., and formerly of Dry Tavern, Green county, died Saturday, March 16, 1996, in the North Hills Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born May, 1, 1904, in Gates, Pa., the daughter of the late John Walter and Maybelle Baker Cumberland. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Wesley Lewis in 1992; and three sons, Earl Phillip Lewis, at birth, William W. Lewis in 1973, and Lloyd R. Lewis in 1964. She attended the Allegheny Center Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Pittsburgh. Surviving are five daughters, Evelyn M. Boord of Wilmington, Del., Priscilla M. John of Pittsburgh, Betty J. Meliher of Ravenna, Ohio, Faye Reckner of Clearwater, Fla., and Gertrude M. Cerota of Clarksville, Pa.; one son, C. Wayne Lewis of Severn, Md.; 24 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 27 great-great-grandchildren; and one -great-great-great- grandchild. The family will receive friends in the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, on Tuesday, March 19, 1996 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday, March 20, 1996, from 10 until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Rockwell Dillamon officiating. Interment will follow in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Ethel Marie Lewis to the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Pittsburgh, 9611 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15237.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1996

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Fannie Warner LEWIS ( -1957)

LEWIS, FANNIE WARNER— A resident of House 31 Revere, died Saturday, October 26, 1957 at 9 A.M. at the age of 73 years. She was the widow of the late Homer Lewis and is survived by the following children: Amos and Mrs. Joseph (Dorothy) Metts of Revere, Franklin and Mrs. William (Helen) Robinson of Masontown, Clyde of Cleveland. Thirty-five grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren also survive. Friends will be received at the late home after 7 P.M. today where services will be held Tuesday at 2 P.M. Burial will be in the Walnut Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Honsaker Funeral Home.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, October 26, 1957, Page 7, column 8

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George H. LEWIS ( -1923)

GEORGE H. LEWIS

   George H. Lewis, age 51 years, died Thursday evening, June 23, 1922, at 6:05 o'clock at his home on Kima avenue. He was born at Vale Summit, Pa., the son of Ezekiel and Ellen Lewis. Mr. Lewis was a member of the Uniontown Council, 167, Jr. O.U.A.M., and the De La Loma Post No. 15, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Surviving are his widow; one son, William C. Lewis, two step- sons, Ray Conn, of Uniontown, and Harry Conn, of New Salem, and two step-daughters, Mrs. R. L. Hughs and Mrs. Harry Holbrook, of Uniontown. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Methodist Protestant church. The Veterans of Foreign Wars will have charge and interment will take place in the Park Place cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, June 23, 1922, page 3, column 1


AWARD SPANISH
WAR WIDOW
$1,400 PENSION
Mrs. Levina Lewis,
Uniontown, Aided by Bureau

WASHINGTON, D. C., June 20.

   A check for $1,400, representing back pension pay from March 18, 1928, will be mailed to Levina Lewis, 31 Mifflin Avenue, Uniontown, by the Bureau of Pensions in the near future. Mrs. Lewis is the widow of George H. Lewis who served in Company I, 41st United States Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish American War. Her application was filed in the Pension Bureau by Congressman Kendall who succeeded in having Mrs. Lewis awarded a pension of $30 a month from March 16, 1923 to June 4, 1926, and $30 a month to the latter date. The pension which has accrued to the widow will be forwarded in a lump sum payment after which she will receive a monthly allotment of $39.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, June 22, 1928, page 13, column 5

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Georgetta W. LEWIS (1918-1996)

Georgetta W. Lewis

   Georgetta W. Lewis, 77, of Monroeville, Pa., died after a lengthy illness, on Friday, Feb. 9, 1996, in St. Martha Manor in Downingtown, Pa. She was born Feb. 23, 1918, in Fairchance, the daughter of George and Fannie P. Weltner. She was the wife of the late J. Robert Lewis. Surviving are a daughter, Carol Lee Lewis O'Neil and son-in-law, William R. O'Neil; and two granddaughters, Erin and Deborah O'Neil of Exton, Pa. Mrs. Lewis was a teacher in the Churchill Area School District in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh for 25 years; and a founding member of the New Hope Presbyterian Church, 225 Grandview Ave., Monroeville, Pa. 15146.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1996

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Hester H. LEWIS (1846-1934)

HESTER H. LEWIS

   Mrs. Hester H. Lewis, widow of Charles J. Lewis, died at her home in Hogsett street, Wednesday morning, April 4, 1934, at 6:35 o'clock from failing health. She was 88 years of age having been born in Richmond, Virginia, on April 1, 1846. Mrs. Lewis is survived by a son, Charles J., Jr., and two daughters, Mrs. C. Ross Sennett and Mrs. J. W. Cornish together with 20 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Three children preceded her in death. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning with requiem high mass in St. John's R. C. church at 9 o'clock. Burial will be in Park Place cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 5, 1934, page 4, column 4

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J. Wesley LEWIS ( -1865)

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  LEWIS— At the residence of his father, in Upper Middletown, October 26th, 1865, of consumption contracted while in the U. S. service, J. Wesley, eldest son of Maj. James Lewis, in the 24th year of his age. The deceased enlisted in Co. “B,” 16th Pa., Cavalry, in 1862, and served about nineteen months with his regiment, when failing health rendered him not fit for duty, and with considerable difficulty and suffering he returned to the bosom of home and friends, where he remained until his decease. He was a good soldier and was highly esteemed by his officers and companions in arms, as he was by all who knew him. He was amiable, intelligent and cheerful, a devoted son, an affectionate brother, an agreeable companion. Great indeed is his loss to that home of which he was the light, and to that circle of which he was the life. The sufferings of a painful and protracted illness, he bore with fortitude and resignation, unusual in one of his years,. To him Death was not the King of Terrors. He approached eternity's threshold, not with dread and trembling, but “like one who draws the drapery of his coach about him and lies down to pleasant dreams. He lived innocently, he died peacefully, and now, secure from the perils of life, he has gone to meet the loved ones gone before him, and enjoy in full fruition these immortal joys reserved for “the pure in heart.”


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, November 16, 1865, Vol. V, No. 41, page 2, column 6

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Jesse LEWIS ( -1964)

JESSE LEWIS

   Jesse Lewis, 80, of Perryopolis, R.D., died at 9 a.m. Monday in Uniontown Hospital. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Anna Watson of Springfield, Mass., two nieces, Mrs. William Martin of Vanderbilt and Mrs. Frank Pinto of Manchester, Conn., and a nephew, Lewis Madden of Smithfield. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Eva Martin Lewis, in 1963. The body is at the Blair funeral home, Perryopolis. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Dawson, with the Rev. John J. Nyeste officiating. Burial will be in Mount Washington Cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, November 24, 1964, page 15, column 4

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John LEWIS (1940-1995)

John Lewis

   John Lewis, 54, of Montclair, N.J., formerly of Fairchance, died Wednesday, March 8. He is survived by seven sisters and one brother, Mildred Hurdle, Constance Simms, Christine Truly, and Gladys Lewis all of Uniontown, Elizabeth Mickens of Fairchance, Samuel Lewis of Allentown, Lorraine McClung of Pittsburgh, and Mary Tracy of Newark, N.J.; one uncle, James Lewis of Pittsburgh; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Services and interment were held in New Jersey.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– August 4, 1940
   Died—– March 8, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1995

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Pvt. Joseph W. LEWIS ( -1918)

NAMES IN CASUALTY LIST HAVE
PASSED THE 100,000 MARK

Article begins and continues with war statistics and names of other soldiers.

Died of wounds—Private Joseph W. Lewis (Mrs. Maria J. Lewis), Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 2, 1918, page 8, column 1


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

   So far as the records show, 28 men of Connellsville gave up their lives during the war. Thirteen were killed in action, three died of wounds, 11 from disease and one by accident.

Other soldiers are listed before and after.

   Private Joseph W. Lewis was the only negro from Connellsville to die in action. He was killed October 24, according to the official communication from the War Department to his mother, Mrs. Maria Jane Lewis. He was a member of Company C, 506th Engineers.


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

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Lavina LEWIS ( -1952)

LEWIS, LAVINA— Aged 85 died in her home, 217 Coolspring St., Sunday, June 15, 1952 at 2:30 p.m. Survivors are three sons, Harry S. and George R. Conn and William C. Lewis, all of Uniontown; two daughters, Mrs. Frances Holbrook and Mrs. Ida Gilleland of Uniontown; one brother, Edward Edenfield; seventeen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, George H. Lewis, June 22, 1922. She was a member of the Central Christian Church. Friends will be received after 5 o'clock this evening in the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 East Fayette St., where services will be conducted Wednesday, June 18, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Earl P. Confer, officiating. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 16, 1952, page 6, column 1

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Louise Elizabeth Harden LEWIS (1926-1952)

MRS. RALPH LEWIS

 Mrs. Louise Elizabeth Lewis, 26, of Youghiogheny Avenue, South Connellsville, died suddenly at her home, at 11:00 Sunday morning. She had been ill two days. She was born in Chicago, Ill. March 29, 1926, a daughter of John H. Harden of Hawkinsville, Ky., and the late Mrs. Harden. The deceased was a member of the Albright E. U. B. Church. Surviving, in addition to her father, are her husband Ralph, and two sons, Ralph, Jr. and Maurice. The body will be taken to the McCormick Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. R. A. Nelson, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, September 22, 1952

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Martha J. LEWIS ( -1866)

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  LEWIS— January 5th, at her residence in this place, Mrs. Martha J., wife of Mr. Levi S. Lewis, in the 45th year of her age. The deceased was a daughter of Mr. Benjamin Murphy, who formerly resided in this County, and removed hence to Mt. Vernon, Ohio, in 1824. There she grew up to womanhood, and in 1845 was married to Mr. L. They continued to reside in Mt. Vernon until the Spring of 1859, when they removed to this place. Mrs. L. was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and was a woman of superior character and rich Christian experience. In her private relations as a daughter, a wife, a mother, and in her more public relations as a member of the church and of the community, she was a living epistle of Christ, known and read of all. In the closing scene of her life she was patient, tranquil and resigned to the will of God. “Precious in the sight of the Lord in the death of his saints.”


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, January 18, 1866, Vol. V, No. 50, page 2, column 7

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Mary LEWIS died in 1862. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(52)

On Saturday, Dec. 6, in Muscatine, Iowa, of Lung Fever, Mrs. MARY LEWIS, aged 55 years, 11 months and 5 days.
The deceased was the widow of Samuel T. Lewis, and resided for many years in this place.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa., December 18, 1862.
Vol. 2, no. 46., pg 5, col. 3.


Mary B. Montgomery LEWIS (1901-1996)

Mary B. Lewis

   Mary B. (Montgomery) Lewis, 94, of Fayette City R.D. 1 (Brownstown), died Tuesday, June 25, 1996, in the Victoria Personal Care Home, Monessen, Pa., after a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 24, 1901, in Fayette City, Pa., the daughter of the late Alfred and Lucy Bolden Montgomery. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Dr. Elmer C. Lewis in 1984; and by four sisters, Dorothy Lowery Wyatt in 1996, Vashti Yothers, Lottie Erlenmeyer and Belle Myers. She was the last surviving member of her family. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Fayette City, Pa., and a retired U.S. Government employee. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., in the HOWARD W. MCCRORY FUNERAL HOME, Fayette City, Pa., and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m., in the First Christian Church, Fayette City, Pa., where services will be held at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Wayne Boring officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1996

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Morgan LEWIS ( -1941)

MORGAN LEWIS

   Morgan Lewis, 67, of Fairchance, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. S. C. Johnson of 69 East Church street, Uniontown, Sunday night, October 19, 1941 at 9:30 o’clock following a lingering illness. Surviving are Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Rue Emily Hafer of Uniontown; Mrs. Zona Guthrie of Fairchance and a son, Sergeant Eugene Lewis stationed in Tampa, Fla. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 20, 1941, page 11, column 2


LEWIS FUNERAL

   Funeral services for Morgan Lewis will be held at the R. L. Sharp funeral home, Fairchance, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Mr. Ryan and Rev. William H. Clough will officiate. Burial will follow in Maple Grove cemetery. Friends are being received at the funeral home.

The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, October 21, 1941, page 3, column 1

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Nevada M. LEWIS ( -1968)

MRS. C. F. LEWIS

   Mrs. Nevada M. Lewis, 50, of 2804 West Crawford Ave., died at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday at Connellsville State General Hospital, where she had been a patient since Nov. 7. She was born Nov. 8, 1918 in Donegal, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Elizabeth Miller Sheets, and had lived in Connellsville since 1942. She attended the Vanderbilt Nazarene Church. Surviving are her husband, Carl F. Lewis; two sons, Robert L. Lewis of Connellsville and Homer W. Casterwiler of Dunbar, R.D. 1; three daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Mary E.) Means and Mrs. Donald (Norma Jean) Evans of Connellsville and Rose Mae at home; 13 grandchildren, and two brothers, Meyers Sheets of Rockwood, R.D. 2, and Elmer of Latrobe. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ivan, and two daughters and two sons in infancy.


LEWIS— Friends of Mrs. Carl F. (Nevada M.) Lewis of 2804 West Crawford Ave., who died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 1968, may call after 7 p.m. today at the Samuel C. Brooks Funeral Home, where the funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Robert Grimm and the Rev. Melvin Trout officiating. Interment in Normalville Cemetery.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, November 27, 1968, page 27, columns 7 & 8

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bullet Oliver T. LEWIS died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Oliver T. Lewis, aged 75 years, a native of Fayette county, died at 3 a.m., Sunday, March 22, 1931, at the home of a brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Strickler, of near Perryopolis.  Surviving are three sons, Russell, Albert and Sherman Lewis all of Wheeling, W.Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Susan Lewis Clementson, of Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Mary Jane Clementson, of Sharon, and Mrs. Strickler; and one brother, Dennis Lewis, of Belle Vernon.
Funeral services will be held at the Strickler home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. S. W. Mitchell.  Burial will be in a Fayette City cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be:  Leslie Byers, M. E. Townsend, Robert Woodward, F. L. Townsend, William R. Murphy and John F. Armstrong.


Ruth LEWIS ( -1827)

DIED — In this place on the night of Wednesday last, in the 21st year of her age, MRS. RUTH LEWIS, wife of Samuel Lewis. Mrs. Lewis had been less than two years married, and left an infant child.


Pennsylvania Democrat, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday morning, September 5, 1827, Vol. 1, No. 7, page 3, column 4

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Samuel Steward LEWIS ( -1925)

SAMUEL STEWARD LEWIS

   Samuel Steward Lewis, aged 76 years, died Saturday morning at 2:15 in the Uniontown hospital where he has been confined since April 19. Death was due to a complication of diseases. The following children survive: Mrs. Laura Rose, of Warren, O.; Mrs. Lauretta Dennis, of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Nellie Little, of Lemont; Mrs. Mae Collins, Mrs. Hazel Decker, Mrs. Elsa Reburg, all of Courtland, O.; Miss Janet Lewis, Warren, O.; Miss Beulah Lewis and Homer Lewis, Florida; Harold Lewis, Warren, O.; Lloyd Lewis, Lemont and Thelma Lewis of Fairchance. One sister, Annie Lewis of Ashtabula, O., also survives. Funeral services are to be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with internment in Park Place cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, June 30, 1925, page 9, column 1

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Sarah M. LEWIS ( -1978)

LEWIS, SARAH M. — The family will receive friends in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St. today until 1:30 p.m. the hour of service with Rev. William Harper officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 12, 1978, page 30, columns 3

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bullet William H. LEWIS died in 1916. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

Morning Herald, Thursday July 27, 1916
William H. Lewis died at his home Tuesday morning after a brief illness. He was a veteran of the Civil war, a member of Company L. 12th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, and passed his 75th birthday on the 29th of January, last. He was a prosperous, industrious farmer and had lived all his life practically in sight of the old Springhill Iron Furnace where he helped make the last charcoal iron in Fayette county, in the year 1879. He soon after bought the farm on which he has since lived. He is survived by his wife who was Elizabeth Bricker, one son, James, at home, and seven daughters: Mrs. William Chipps, Mrs. Jennie Price, Mrs. Howard Harvey, of Springhill; Mrs. John Fowler and Mrs. Frank Porter, of West Virginia; Mrs. Ernest Price and Mrs. George Chipps, of Uniontown. In the death of Mr. Lewis the family has lost a kind husband and father, the community a peace-loving and unusually accommodating neighbor, and patriotic citizen. No one ever asked him for anything that he had that he did not give, nor a favor that he did not do. He was absolutely honest and upright in his own brow rather than that of others. He preferred to live his religion in his daily life six days in the week and resting the seventh, rather than profess it on one day of the week and forget it on the other six. He will be missed by his friends, neighbors and old comrades. Funeral services at the house at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 27. Interment at Woodbridge cemetery.


bullet John Edgar LEYDIG died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(15)

JOHN E. LEYDIG
Hyndman, Pa. April 23-The funeral service for John Edgar Leydig, 19 years old, of Hoblitzell, Pa, formerly of Fairchance, who died Monday night at the Memorial Hospital at Cumberland from burns suffered while fighting a forest fire in the mountains between Hyndman and Hoblitzell, was held this morning at the evangelical church at Hyndman. Two companions, Irvin Leydig, a brother, and Raymond Burley also were severely burned. The trio was trapped in a blaze which suddenly swept around them in the woods, where they were beating out flames. Their clothing was burned from their bodies.
John Edgar Leydig until two weeks ago resided at Fairchance, where he was employed in a glass factory. Preceding his work he had passed the eighth grade examination for High School. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Leydig of Fairchance. He was reared by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John J. Hibner of Hoblitzell.
[Written - Herald April 24, 1931]


Mary Elizabeth LEYHUE ( -1932)

Party, Enroute to Dances,
in Fatal Crash Near Hays Works

Truck, Leaving Road Covered With Washed Down Mud and Water, Slithers, Tilts and Overturns
  Against Tree– Victims Pinned Beneath Vehicle – Others Thrown Out – Highway Patrol,
  Coroner, District Attorney Make Investigation at Scene of Wreck.

   Death gripped three fair young women in its sudden, crushing embrace shortly before 9 o’clock last night when a dance-bound truck carrying more than a dozen happy young people left the road and plunged, tilting and turning into a tree at the sharp S turn at Barnhart’s on the Hague school house road near intersection with Uniontown-Continental No. 8 road, at Hays Works. The dead are Madelyn Helmick, 19, and Clara Helmick, 15, of Uniontown and Mary Elizabeth Layhue, 14, of Uniontown. Nine persons were injured being admitted or treated at the Uniontown Hospital. Possibly others suffered hurts although they were not attended at the hospital. Two of the injured, Frank Gardner, driver of the truck, and John Livingston, Uniontown, were the most seriously injured. Gardner’s condition was regarded as critical at the hospital this morning. The truck, carrying the young people to dances in the High House neighborhood, was dropping around and down the sharp turn at the road intersections when it struck mud and water which had washed across the highway. Skidding, the heavy truck with its load of boys and girls – some of them in the driver’s cab, some sitting, others standing in the bed of the vehicle, careened on the embankment, slipped and slid and finally overturned against a tree, pinning the three victims beneath it and crushing them. The Helmick girls were dead when they were removed from beneath the wreckage. The Layhue girl, it was thought, was still living and was rushed to the hospital but was dead when she arrived. At least one of the men was drawn from beneath the truck. Lulu Young, 12, a niece of the driver, who had been visiting her cousin, the Layhue girl, suffering brush burns and bruises, at the hospital was unable to tell what happened. She saw the truck leave the road and said after that she couldn’t tell just what occurred. Tom Dillon, standing on the bed of the truck, about the center, he said, jumped as the truck started its fatal, slithering dash over the embankment. He rolled over and over down the embankment but was uninjured except for shock. Dillon said he thought the truck was traveling not more than 20 miles an hour when it stuck the slippery covering of mud and water. Lewis Warman, 24, said he was riding in the bed of the vehicle when it started leaving the road and was thrown clear as it tilted over. He told officers at the hospital he thought the truck was traveling about 35 miles an hour, although he is not a driver. He said the party had gotten onto the truck in Church street being bound for a dance on the High House road. He had made several such trips to dances but this, he said, “was the first one over the road traveled last night”. Warman was bruised and dazed when he was thrown clear of the truck. Frank Hozak also was thrown from the truck but not hurt. Others in the truck were thrown out or escaped its crushing embrace as it overturned. E.R. Barnhart, who lives at the scene of the accident, some distance farther down over the embankment from where the truck ended its fatal ride, said he saw the truck leave the road. He was the first to reach the scene and, crying for help, immediately began the work of rescue. Calls were sent to physicians, officers and the hospital. Injured were removed as quickly as possible and rushed to the hospital. The Helmick sisters, one about 19 and the other 15, were beyond medical treatment. Their bodies were laid tenderly on the wet, sodden ground near the truck, their forms covered with blankets. The Johnston funeral car arrived quickly and the bodies were removed to the mortuary where, an hour later, the body of the Layhue girl was brought from the hospital. The truck was a complete wreck. Cab was torn away; steering apparatus demolished, parts of the bed torn out and the sideboards, there was no top, splintered off. Highway patrol officers directed that the truck be left in position pending a further investigation of the accident. The tree against which the truck overturned is 35 feet down the embankment from the roadside but officers estimated the truck traveled, from the turn, 150 feet to smash against the tree. Corporal McKee of the State Highway Patrol, about to leave the barracks in Fayette street on a hold-up call, was the first officer to arrive at the scene a few minutes after the accident happened, and took charge of the investigation. He was joined in a few minutes by Private Kettren. In the meantime District Attorney Wade K. Newell, Coroner S.A. Baltz and other officers were on the scene.

   Coroner Baltz officially pronounced the Helmick girls dead and directed the removal of their bodies, performing a similar rite at the hospital later for the Layhue girl. District Attorney Newell, Coroner Baltz, and Corporal McKee and Private Kettren made personal investigations of the accident at the scene and later at the hospital where they questioned several of those who were in the truck. Corporal McKee, at the scene of the accident, said it was the worst he had ever been called upon to investigate. In the face of the emergency, service at the hospital to the wounded was carried forward quickly and efficiently in a manner which won the commendation of officials and officers.

   Mary Elizabeth Layhue was one of five children of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Layhue of Fairview street, just off Oakland avenue, Uniontown. In addition to her parents, she is survived by four brothers, Ralph Edward, Amos, Jr., Charles Richard and Thomas Henry.

   Madelyn and Clara Helmick are the daughters of Mrs. Flora Helmick of 36 N. Pennsylvania avenue, Uniontown. Their father, Charles Helmick, died about three years ago. The bodies will be taken to the H. A. Johnston mortuary at Masontown this morning and thence to the home of the girls’ grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Darr. Funeral services will be held at the Church Hill cemetery, McClellandtown. Arrangements have not been completed. Funeral arrangements for the Layhue girl were not completed last night.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 1, 1932, page 1, column 6,
continued to page 12, column 3

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Josephine M. LIBERONI (1913-1997)

Josephine M. Liberoni

   Josephine M. "Jeppa" Liberoni, 83, of Derry, Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Oct. 22, 1913, in Superior, Pa., a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Zacchetti Vesco. She was a member of St. Martin's Church, New Derry, and its Rosary Society, and the Jednota Lodge. She was owner and operator of Liberoni Grocery Store in Superior for 45 years. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Frank Liberoni Sr.; her step- father, Julius Bonifazi, by whom she was raised; a brother, Louis Vesco; and three sisters, Mary "Bina" Penich, Edith Shine and Caroline L. Zajdel. She is survived by two sons, Frank J. Liberoni Jr. of Palm Springs, Fla., and Joseph A. Liberoni of West Palm Beach, Fla.; three daughters, Mrs. Sam (Dolores) Jaquinta of Connellsville, Mrs. Andrew (Josephine) Stanko of Latrobe and Mrs. Richard (Louise) Gruska of New Derry; three brothers, Arthur Bonifazi of Latrobe, Delmo Bonifazi of Whitney and Bruno Bonifazi of Derry; two sisters, Mrs. Blasé (Louise) Caranese of New Alexandria and Virginia Principe of Rochester, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from noon to 9 p.m. today in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Martin's Church with the Rev. Arthur Holtz, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. There will be a parish wake service this evening in the funeral home. The family requests memorial contributions be made to: Meals on Wheels, 525 Weldon St., Latrobe, Pa., 15650.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January, 1997

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Anthony LIBERTINO (1924-2005)

   Anthony "Tony" Libertino, 80 years of Fairchance, PA., died Saturday, January 29, 2005, in his residence with his loving family by his side. He was born July 23, 1924 in Uniontown, PA., son of the now late Angelo Libertino and Mary Katherine Zack Libertino. He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict who served in the USN. Surviving are his wife of 56 year, Jeanette Harford Libertino; four children Angelo Libertino of Uniontown, PA., Bernadette Esposito of Penn Hills, PA., Richard Libertino of Chincoteague, VA., and Maria Libertino of Uniontown, PA.; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a brother and two sisters: James, Carmella and Ann all from out of state. As per Tony's request, a private family Blessing Service will be held in the Dean C. Witmarsh Funeral Home, 134 W. Church St., Fairchance, PA., with the Rev. Father Andrew M. Kawecki officiating. Private burial will be in Mountain View Memorial Park, Brownfield, PA.


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

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Charles LIBERTINO ( -1982)

CHARLES (CHARLIE) LIBERTINO,— 50, died Friday, May 21, 1982. Formally of Uniontown, PA., a resident of Houston, TX. For 23 years. Member St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church for 20 years. Member Society of Petroleum Engineers; A.I.M.E; Survivors: wife, Carmen; daughters, Eva Marie, Danette; son, Gian Carlo; mother, Mary Catherine Libertino; mother-in-law, Mrs. Marie Kloch, all of Houston, TX., three sisters; four brothers; numerous nieces and nephews. Mass will be celebrated 2 P.M. Monday, St Cecilia’s Catholic Church, 11740 Joan of Arc, with Rev. Eric Pitre, officiating. Interment Memorial Oaks Cemetery. For those desiring, the family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, May 23, 1982

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James LIBERTINO (1934-2012)

   James Libertino looked into the eyes of his Savior on Friday, December 7, 2012. Nurse Cindi Willis of the Marion County Hospice and his granddaughter Shaina Dunn were present to care for “Jim” and support the family members. He was 78. “Jim” was born and raised in Uniontown, PA., June 8, 1934 the son of Angelo Libertino and Mary Catherine (Zack) Libertino. He served in the United States Army, graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and became a Registered Professional Engineer. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Louella (Laughery) Libertino; his mother-in-law, Ora Laughery; four children: Jamie Imlay, Coral Long, Lisa Wegman and Jay Libertino; grandchildren: Andrew Long, Shaina Dunn and Christian Long; one sister, Ann Trageser of MD.; sister-in- laws: Jeannette Libertino, PA., and Erla Mae Libertino of OH.; several nieces and nephews and their families; special friends: Ginger Lehmann and Joseph Hunyor. “Jim” had chosen to donate his body for the advancement of medical knowledge and thereby improve the quality of life for others. A celebration of Life will take place in OH., at a later date. Arrangements are by Countryside Funeral Home, 9185 Northeast Jacksonville Road, Anthony, FL. 32617.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, December, 2012

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Leonard LIBERTINO (1922-1990)

LIBERTINO, LEONARD— Age 67 years, of Hopwood, PA., passed away Friday, May 25, 1990, in his residence at 6:10 P.M. He was born in Uniontown, PA., June 22, 1922, son of the late Angelo and Mary C. Zack Libertino. He was a retired inspector for Packard electric Co., of Warren, OH., member George C. Marshall AMVETS Post No. 103, WWII Veteran having served in the USN and attended Fairchance Brethren Church. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Erla Mae Dean Libertino; three children: Mrs. Richard (Linda Kay) Maybee, Scott Allen Libertino, and Mrs. Rick (Cindy Sue) Hathaway all of Warren, OH.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters: Carmella O’Dell of Randelman, NC.,and Ann Tragaser of Baltimore, MD., and two brothers: Anthony Libertino of Fairchance, PA., and James Libertino of New Geneva, OH. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Nicholas, and a sister Grace Gibson. Friends will be received in the James D. Barnett Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., Uniotown, PA., Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. and Monday 10 A.M. to 11 A.M., the hour of service, with Rev. William Hoover officiating. Private interment Tuesday in Pine View Memorial Park, Warren, OH.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, May, 1990

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Mary LIBERTINO (1900-1983)

LIBERTINO, MARY— Age 82 years of Randleman, N.C., formerly of Uniontown, PA., passed away Thursday, July 28, 1983 in the Randleman hospital at 4:45 A.M. She was born in Italy, December 24, 1900, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Jane Zack. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Angelo Libertino, May 25 1936. Surviving are the following children, Leonard of Warren, OH., Anthony and Michael both of Uniontown, PA., Mrs. Edward (Mary Jane) Moyes of Riviera Beach, MD., Mrs. Ray (Carmella) O’Dell of Randleman, NC., James of Genoa, OH., Mrs. John (Ann) Tragaser of Baltimore, MD.; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters. Ann Quaranto and Josephine McCoy, both of Uniontown, PA.: five brothers, Charles, Dominic and Frank all of Uniontown, PA., Anthony and John both of Pittsburgh, PA. She was preceded in death by the following children, Grace Gibson, Joseph and Charles Libertino. Friends will be received in the James D. Barnett Funeral Home, successor to Edward E. Minerd, 196 W. Main St., Uniontown, PA., on Saturday from 7 to 9 P.M., Sunday from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M., and Monday until 9 A.M. when a prayer service will be held, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Therese’s R.C. Church at 9:30 A.M. with Rev. Fr. Nicholas Thomas as celebrant. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 29, 1983

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John LIDEY ( -1935)

JOHN LIDEY

   John Lidey, of Railroad street, died Saturday night, March 16, 1935, in the Uniontown hospital following an illness of complications. He was unmarried. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in the former residence with Rev. William H. Clough, pastor of the Brethren church officiating. Burial in White Rock cemetery, Fairchance.

Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, March 19, 1935, page 8, column 8

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Alma Provance LIEB ( -1977)

LIEB, ALMA PROVANCE— of R. D. 1, Box 469, Hopwood, Pa., the home of Alan J. Provance, died suddenly, Friday, July 8, 1977, at the age of 93. She was preceded in death by her parents, Theron Spencer and Susan Bowman Provance; her husband, Frank Lieb. She was also preceded in death by seven brothers, Theron, Ernest, Grover, Ivan, Benjamin, Corbett, and Chancey, two sisters, Lydia Kurtz and Mrs. Rachael Walls. She is survived by a brother, Robert E. Provance of Beaver Falls, Pa., and a sister, Mrs. Sara King of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church of Hopwood, Pa. She was a retired School teacher in the Jumonville Area. Friends will be received in the Jerome W. Shell Funeral Home, 164 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, Sunday, 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday until 1 p.m., the hour of services with Dr. Earl P. Confer officiating. Interment will follow in the Ross Cemetery, Hopwood.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, July 9, 1977, page 17, column 6

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Charles Franklin LIEB ( -1937)

LIEB SERVICES

   Funeral services for Charles Franklin Lieb, who died Tuesday, July 20, in Uniontown hospital, will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 in the family residence, 404 East Main street, in charge of the Rev. Dr. A. J. Allen, pastor of the Calvary Methodist Protestant church, assisted by Dr. T. W. Colhouer. Burial will be in Sylvan Heights cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 22, 1937, page 5, column 4

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Joan Hook LIEB (1926-1995)

JOAN HOOK LIEB

   Joan Hook Lieb, 69, of Connellsville, died Friday, Aug. 18, 1995, at her home. She was born April 19, 1926, in Philadelphia, a daughter of the late Ralph Wathen and Eleanor Rush Hook. She was a graduate of the former Immaculate Conception High School in 1944 and Seton Hill College, Greensburg, in 1948. She was a former school teacher, having taught in the St. John's Elementary School and in the Connellsville Area School District. She was a life member of the Friends of the Carnegie Library, Connellsville, and a member of the Connellsville Historical Society. She was also a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, and the Christian Mothers. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Paul Mary Ellen Kuhn of Boling Brook, Ill., Mrs. Majid Emily Razafsha of Wilmette, Ill., and Eleanor Lieb of Monroeville; one son, George Lieb and his wife Janie of Mobile, Ala.; seven grandchildren; and one brother, Peter U. Hook of Uniontown. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John A. Lieb, in 1991. Friends will be received at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, from 1 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. today. A blessing service will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Michael Sciberras as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Connellsville. A Parish wake service will be held at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Monday, August 21, 1995

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Cpl. John A. LIEB ( -1918)

CORPORAL JOHN LIEB IS REPORTED
TO BE SEVERELY WOUNDED

Parents Received Telegram From War
Department; Somerset Soldier Prisoner.

   A South Connellsville boy has been reported severely wounded in actin and a Somerset Soldier, a member of Company C, is reported by the War Department to be a prisoner in Germany.

   Mr. and Mrs. Adam Lieb of South Connellsville received a telegram from the War Department telling them that their son, Corporal John A. Lieb, was severely wounded in action on August 8. Lieb is a member of Company K, 112th Infantry, and his parents have not heard from him for some time. He has a brother, Joseph Lieb, of the 305th Engineers, in France.

Article continues concerning other soldiers.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Evening, September 5, 1918, page 1, column 6


CORPORAL JOHN LIEB
DIES FROM WOUNDS HE
RECEIVED IN BATTLE

News of Death Comes to Parents Who
Were Hopeful That His Injuries Were Not Serious

   Word came yesterday to Mr. and Mrs. Adam Lieb of South Connellsville, through a message from the War Department that their son, Corporal John A. Lieb, had died September 19 in France of wounds. Previously they had been notified the Corporal Lieb was wounded in action on August 8. No subsequent word had come until the arrival of the message of his death yesterday.

   Corporal Lieb was a member of Company K, 112th Infantry. Besides the parents and Joseph, there survive two brothers, Thomas and George, of this city, and three sisters, Anna, a teacher in North Union township, and Josephine, at home, and Mrs. W. J. Stagnar, Dallas, Tex.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, October 31, 1918, page 2, column 5


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

   So far as the records show, 28 men of Connellsville gave up their lives during the war. Thirteen were killed in action, three died of wounds, 11 from disease and one by accident.

Other soldiers are listed before and after.

   Corporal John A. Lieb, South Connellsville, September 19, 1918, wounds.


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

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J. Byron LIGGETT ( -1949)

J. BYRON LIGGETT

   J. Bryon Liggett, 47, of Steubenville, R. D. 4 Ohio, died at 6 o'clock Saturday evening at his home after a three month illness. He was a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Channing of Normalville. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Evelyn Channing Liggett; one son by a former marriage, Master Sergeant J. Byron Liggett, Jr., with the U. S. Air Force; two grandsons, his mother and three sisters. The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in Steubenville.


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

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Helen M. Lechnar LIGHT (1930-2002)

   Helen M. Lechnar Light, 72, Beloit, Wisconsin, joined her beloved husband, Romie, on Wednesday, August 21, 2002. She passed away at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Helen was born June 15, 1930, in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of Jakob Lecznar and Josephine Letki Lecznar. A 1947 alumna of the former South Union High School, Helen graduated in 1950 from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, Pa. She then completed the Presbyterian Hospital School of Anesthesia and became a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Helen was an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. In 1996 she retired as a Nurse for the Veterans Affairs Health System. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Romie Clifton Light in 1965, two brothers, Joseph S. Lechnar Sr. and Jack W. Lechnar, and an infant sister, Anna. Helen is survived by her son, Mark Vernon Light, and his wife, Tori, of Beloit, Wisconsin; three grandchildren: Kayla Light, Romie Lee Light and CJ Light; two sisters: Mary J. Stossel of Uniontown, Pa., and Dr. Catherine F. Fike of Ruffsdale, Pa.; three brothers: Frank Lechnar of Uniontown, Pa., John M. Lechnar of Gibralter, Michigan, and Dr. Michael J. Lechnar of State College, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. In July 2002 Helen felt boundless pride when her seven-year-old granddaughter, Kayla, became the youngest United States Stick-Fighting World Champion during competition in London, England. A private Committal Service is planned in Beloit, Wisconsin, under the direction of DALEY, MURPHY, WISCH & ASSOCIATES. A Mass for Helen's intention has been scheduled locally by members of the Lechnar family.


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

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Isaac LIGHT ( -1869)

Died

  LIGHT— Suddenly, of disease of the heart, at Agency City, Wapaloe county, Iowa, on Saturday, February 20, 1869, Mr. Isaac Light, aged about 65 years. Mr. Light formerly resided in Petersburgh, Somerset county, Pa., and was well known in this vicinity.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 4, 1869, Vol. II, No. 9, page 3, column 4

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Thomas Eugene LIGHT (1923-2002)

   Thomas Eugene Light, 79, of Fairchance, Pa., passed away Thursday, June 27, 2002 in Uniontown Hospital. He was born May 8, 1923 in Boomer, WV, son of the late William W. Light and Ethel Johnson Light. Mr. Light served overseas with the United States Coast Guard during World War II and was known as one of the better boxers of the South Pacific. He enjoyed sports and played Professional Baseball in his younger years around Charleston, West Virginia. "Tom" was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose. Mr. Light started his working career as a Coal Miner, hand loading coal. Over the years he worked his way up through management levels of various coal companies including Execuitive Vice President of Gulf and Western's Coal Division, President of Chapel Coal Company, Vice President of Penn Pocahontas, and General Manager of Island Creek Coal Company's Byrd Complex. His wife, Thelma Marie Kachermeyer Light, died June 3, 1999. Also deceased are his parents. Surviving are 4 children: Thomas E. Light Jr., and his wife, Shirley, of Waynesburg, Pa., David A. Light and his wife Karen, of Kingwood WV, Linda G. Kaiser of Fairchance Pa., and Jane Ann and her husband, John Kincaid, of Scott Depot, WV., It goes on to list grandchildren and great grandchildren and the funeral arrangements.


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

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Avonnah M. LILLEY ( -1994)

Avonnah M. Lilley

   Avonnah M. (Bonnie) Lilley, 72, of Coal Center, died Tuesday, July 19, 1994 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital Inc. after a short illness. Surviving are her husband, Emerson Lilley Jr. of Coal Center; a son, William James Lilley and friend, Barbara Masten of Belle Vernon; two daughters: Audrey Massey and husband, Charles of Belle Vernon and Eva Mae Simon and husband Pete of Dearborn, Mich.; eight grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; one brother, John Given of Oklahoma; and four sisters: Eleanor Guzick of Florida, Katherine Snyder of Monessen, Leah Clark of Baltimore, Md. and Dorothy Rischitelle of Dover, Del. Friends will be received today and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 11 a.m. in the Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home, Fayette City.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1994

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Carolyn 'Faye' LILLEY (1955-2002)

Carolyn Lilley
Connellsville

Carolyn "Faye" Lilley, 47, of Connellsville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Jan. 23, 1955, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Burley S. Rummell and Dorothy Mae Connor. She is survived by her husband, Thomas W. Lilley; two brothers, Robert E. Connor and wife Judy of Connellsville and Ronald E. Rummell and wife Agnes of Normalville; a stepbrother, Jack Howard of Michigan; five sisters, Ida Mae McKenzie and her friend Donald, Joanne Henry and husband Larry, Judy Gehring and husband Rob, all of Connellsville, Betty Vanorsdale and husband Robert of Morrell, and Janet Fordyce and husband John of Little Summit; several aunts and uncles, and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two sisters, Patricia and Barbara Rummell, who died in infancy, and also a brother, Clyde Connor. Friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of service with Pastor Doug Burns officiating. Interment will follow in Indian Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Mill Run.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, September 27, 2002

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Donna Lee Marie LILLEY (1948-2012)

UNIONTOWN
Donna Lee Marie Lilley

Donna Lee Marie Lilley, 64 of Uniontown, Pa. passed away at home August 19, 2012. She was born in Brownsville, Pa. on May 16, 1948, the daughter of the late John and Leona (Ross) Thomas. She is survived by daughter Dayna Newman and husband Kenneth Ohler; son Robert Lilley; sister Gilda (Steve) Teeple and brother John (Beth) Thomas; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Friends and family will be received in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH, JR. FUNERAL HOME, 7 River Ave., Masontown, PA Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 9 until 11 a.m. the hour of Service in the Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Randy Costolo officiating. Interment at LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, PA.


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

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Isaac Chamberlain LILLEY (1857-1938)

ISAAC C. LILLY

   Isaac Chamberlain Lilley, aged 81, lifelong resident of Fayette county died at 7:40 Wednesday morning March 16, 1938, at his home in Masontown from complications due to advanced age. Born May 6, 1857 in New Salem, Mr. Lilley spent most of his life in the Masontown vicinity. He was a member of the Brethren church at Masontown. Surviving are the widow, Martha Jane Lilly, and the following children, Benjamin, Emerson S., Andrew J., Albert L., Leslie L., Mrs. L. A. Brown, Mrs. Ward Donahue, Mary Ellen, Mrs. W. Hillard, Mrs. Frank Ford and Martha Jane, at home. He also leaves 41 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters, B. F. Lilly, Warren O.; Newton Lilly, of Merrittstown; Mrs. Haddie Roberts, Vesta, and Mrs. Alice Ward, of Lamberton. Brief services will be held in the home, 79 Unity avenue, Bessemer, with additional rites at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon in the New Salem Christian church. The Rev. Floyd Sibert will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Mr. McCloy of the New Salem Christian church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of A. D. Ferguson of Uniontown.

Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 17, 1938, page 7, column 2

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Rhoda Grace LILLEY (1926-1996)

Rhoda Grace Lilley

   Rhoda Grace Lilley, 70, of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday in Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. James (Pinkey) Snyder, Mrs. Marvin L. (Goldie) Grimm and Sarah Whipkey, all of Connellsville, and Mrs. Carl (Patricia) McKenzie of Mount Pleasant; three sons, Roger A. Lilley and Robert Firestone, both of Connellsville, and Wilbur Lilley of Normalville; 13 grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, until 11 a.m. today.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– February 18, 1926
   Died—– May 15, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1996

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Samuel B. LILLEY (1940-2002)

Samuel B. "Bo" Lilley, 61, of Normalville, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at home. He was born Oct. 3, 1940, in Connellsville, a son of the late Charles R. and Hazel Baker Lilley. He was a Protestant by faith. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Bonita M. Tissue Lilley; four daughters, Ethan Hungate, Jennifer A. Lilley and her companion, David Lisbon, Mary B. Lilley and her companion, Domer Shroyer, and Lonita M. Lilley and companion, Jason Greenawalt, all of Normalville; four sons, Ralph C. Tissue and his wife, Linda, Gregory T. Tissue and his wife, Nancy, Samuel B. Lilley and Andy L. Lilley, all of Normalville; four grandchildren, Heather Lisbon, Seth Lilley, Travis Shroyer and Jason Greenawalt Jr.; and 19 brothers and sisters.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by seven brothers and sisters. Friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of service with Pastor William Nicholson officiating. Interment will follow in Normalville Cemetery.


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

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Mrs. Andrew LILLY ( -1868)

Died

   LILLY— On the 30th ult., Mrs. Lilly, consort of Andrew Lilly, of Redstone


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, October 8, 1868, Vol. I, No. 40, page 3, column 4

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Blossom LINCOLN Stone  (1913-1945)

MRS. J. E. LINCOLN

   Mrs. Blossom Lincoln, 32 years old, wife of John E. Lincoln of Furnace Hill, Dunbar, died Monday night at Connellsville State Hospital. Her husband is serving with the Merchant Marine and his whereabouts are unknown. There are two children, Emma Jean and Fred; her parents, Samuel and Blanch Bodkin Smitley of Dunbar, and these brothers and sisters, Albert Smitley and Raymond Smitley of the armed forces, Ernest Smitley of Dunbar, Mrs. Leona Leapline of Dunbar, Mrs. Goldie Thomas of Upper Middletown, Mrs. Jean Hughes of Dunbar, Miss Jeannette Smitley at home and Miss Mary Lou Smitley at home. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of her parents in charge of Rev. W. S. Hamilton, pastor of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church of Dunbar. Interment will be made in the Franklin Cemetery at Dunbar in the charge of Funeral Director James T. Burhans of Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, March 6, 1945, page 2, column 3

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Ernest Roy LINCOLN (1930-2012)

SMITHFIELD
Ernest Roy Lincoln “Sonny”

Ernest Roy ‘Sonny’ Lincoln age 81 years of Smithfield, Pa. passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at his home. He was born in Smithfield, (Whitehouse) Pa. on November 4, 1930 a son of the now late Ralph Lincoln and Sarah Rhodes Lincoln Ryalls. Mr. Lincoln was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict and Past Quarter Master and Commander of VFW Past 747 of Pt. Marion, Pa., member of the American Legion Post 499, F.O.E., all in Pt. Marion and the Voiture 40/8 of Smithfield. He was a heavy equipment crane operator having worked for California Crane Operators, San Bernadino, California, the ship yards of Philadelphia, Pa. and retired from Motor Coils, Pittsburgh, Pa. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by Step Father, William Ryalls and Stepmother, Myra Lincoln. Children: Charles Lincoln and Ernest R. Lincoln, Jr., Brothers and sisters: Sarah Triot, Thomas Lincoln, Patty and Buddie Uphold. He is survived by his Loving Wife, Claudine Lincoln and the following children Cindy Scullion of Del., Linda Caranjo of Mich., Barry Lincoln of Fla., Pete Lincoln of Pt. Marion, Pa., Christine Cummings of Smithfield, PA., Paul Brownfield of Smithfield, Pa., Robert Brownfield of Gans, Pa., William Brownfield of Smithfield, Pa., Roxanne McCourt of Smithfield, Pa., Sallie Collins of New Geneva, Pa., and Cindy Ross of Smithfield, Pa.; Daughter-in-law Julie Lincoln. The following Brothers and sisters; William Lincoln, Clyeda Fullum, Ralph Lincoln, Janet Burnworth, Mary Sapp, Betty Sanders, Daisy Sanders, Charles Lincoln, Mark Lincoln, Dave Lincoln, Roger Lincoln, Sharlotte Lincoln, and Abraham Lincoln; A great number of Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren; Nieces and Nephews and his beloved pet, Abby. The family will receive friends in the JOHN F. BROWNFIELD FUNERAL HOME OF SMITHFILED, PA. today, Wednesday 6-8 p.m. and on Thursday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and on Friday until 11:00 a.m. when services will be conducted with Rev. Ernie Dodson officiating. Internment will follow in Little Arlington Section of Evergreen Memorial Park, Pt. Marion, Pa. Full military rites will be accorded at the cemetery by the VFW Post 747 of Point Marion.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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Harry Benjamin LINCOLN ( -1947)

HARRY LINCOLN DIES AT HOME
Well-Known Fairchance Resident

   Harry Benjamin Lincoln, brother of Mrs. Lillian Davis, of this city and a direct descendent of Abraham Lincoln, died at 11:15 p.m., Tuesday, December 30, 1947, in his home in Fairchance following a lingering illness. Mr. Lincoln was an engineer of the Baltimore and Ohio Railraod and had been a member of the Third Presbyterian Church since childhood. In addition to his sister, he leaves his widow, Mrs. Sophia Lincoln. Friends are being received at the Sharp Funeral Home, Fairchance, until noon on Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. in The Third Presbyterian church, Uniontown, with Dr. Lorne H. Belden officiating. Burial will follow in Park Place Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, January 2, 1948

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James Maxwell LINCOLN ( -1943)

JAMES MAXWELL LINCOLN

James Maxwell Lincoln, 62 years old of Dunbar, died at 5 o'clock this morning at Uniontown Hospital of a cerebral hemorrhage which he suffered while driving an automobile home from Masontown where he and his wife had been visiting. Mrs. Lincoln, Mrs. Ethel Hannan and Miss Lizzie Hay, all of Dunbar, were with Mr. Lincoln on the trip. At Masontown, as he started to come home, he said he thought his foot had gone to sleep on him and he couldn't operate his car. Mrs. Lincoln summoned a neighbor who drove the car and party to a doctor's office in Masontown and then Mr. Lincoln was taken to the hospital, where the diagnosis showed it to be a stroke. Mr. Lincoln was employed as a boiler fireman at the Dunbar plant of the Pittsburgh Wire Glass Company. He was a member of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church on Dunbar. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Lancaster Lincoln; two sons, Philip of Lemont Furnace and John of Dunbar; two step sons, Peter Lancaster of Dunbar, and Robert Lancaster of Smithfield; two brothers, Frank of Martinsburg, WV, and A. C. of Springdale; one sister, Mrs. Tillie Keffer of Smithton and 14 grandchildren. The body was removed to the funeral parlor of James T. Burhans at Dunbar. Burial at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, March 29, 1943

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Steven Douglas LINCOLN (1958-1958)

LINCOLN, STEVEN DOUGLAS— Aged 4 months, 21 days, infant son of George and Dolores Lincoln, Dayton, Ohio, died Friday, November 21, 1958 following a brief illness. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lincoln, Sr., Pt. Marion, R. D. Friends are being received in the Conn Funeral Home, Pt. Marion, where services will be held today at 2 p.m., with Rev. Harry Currier officiating. Interment will be in Forks of Cheat Baptist Cemetery, Stewartstown, W. Va.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November 24, 1958, page 11, column 8

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bullet Mary Lou LINDERMAN died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(15)

MARY LOU LINDERMAN
Mary Lou, five-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Linderman died at the home of the parents, House 131, Maxwell, late Thursday night, October 15, 1931, of diphtheria.  In addition to her parents, one sister, Betty Jane Linderman at home, also survives
Private funeral services will be held this morning at 9 o'clock at the family residence in charge of Rev. A.F. Haines, pastor of the Christian church Brownsville.  Burial will be in Church Hill cemetery, near McClellandtown.


bullet Earl LINDSAY died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

Earl Lindsay, aged 30, of Continental No. 3, died Monday morning at 5:40 o'clock from pneumonia in the Uniontown hospital.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Cook Lindsay, and two children, Earl, Jr., and Wanda Mae.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lindsay; two brothers, Arthur and Allen Lindsay and a sister Grayce Glass of Spruce Creek, Pa., also survive.  The body will be removed to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cook in Dutch Hill where funeral arrangements will be made later.
(Genius - April 27, 1931)


Grace M. LINDSAY ( -1951)

MRS. R. W. LINDSAY

   Mrs. Grace M. Lindsay, wife of Roy W. Lindsay of Leisenring No. 1, died at her home at 3:58 o’clock Saturday afternoon after a lingering illness. She was born at Leisenring No. 1, a daughter of the late Charles and Emma Beatty Shearer and lived in that area all of her life. She was a member of the Central Methodist Church of Connellsville. Surviving in addition to her husband are three children, Roy W, Jr., of Leisenring No. 1, Mrs. Ruth Burgess of Lexington, Ky., and Robert E. of Leisenring No. 1; four grandchildren; a sister, Miss Fern Shearer of Leisenring No. 1, and a brother, Wilbur R. Shearer of Leisenring No. 1. The body was taken to the home. The funeral service will be held at the Central Methodist Church at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Clair R. Wick, her pastor, officiating assisted by Rev. H. L. Davis, pastor of the Uniontown Harbor of Light Chapel. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery in charge of the Ansell funeral service.

Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 10, 1951, page 2, column 3

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bullet Judge James LINDSEY died in 1864. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(110)

Death of Judge Lindsey
A deep gloom was cast over the minds of the people of this county on Friday last; by the sad announcement that the Hon. James Lindsey, President Judge of the Judicial District composed of Fayette, Washington and Greene counties, had died at his residence in Greene county on Thursday, September 1st, of bilious fever.
Seldom, indeed, has it been our sorrowful duty to record the death of one who was so highly esteemed, and whose death so universally regretted.
It has fallen to the lot of but few men, young or old, in any District, or in any State, to occupy so exalted a position among his fellow citizens of all parties, and of all classes, as that occupied by Judge Lindsey.
As a gentleman and a scholar, he was highly accomplished. In the relations of life, whilst he was calm and dignified, he was eminently social and agreeable.
Judge Lindsey was comparatively a young man, but during his sort official career his distinguished abilities placed him among the first jurists of the Commonwealth.
Elsewhere in this paper will be found appropriate and eloquent address to the Court, by the members of the Dar of this county, prepared by Charles E. Boyle, Esq., to which we refer our readers for a just and more extensive expression of the feelings of the people under this sad bereavement.
As there has been considerable anxiety expressed by the people in regard to a successor, we will state that it devolves upon Gov. Curtis to appoint a Judge to serve until after the general election of 1865, at which time the people will elect one.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Sept 8, 1864