Fayette County Genealogy Project

Obituaries


Duane McMANUS (1936-2012)

REPUBLIC
Duane McManus

Duane McManus, age 76, of Republic, Pa., passed away Saturday, September 1, 2012 at his home with his loving family at his side. He was born August 25, 1936 in Filbert 2, Pa., a son of the late Joseph McManus and Viola Grimm McManus. Surviving are his wife, Mary Lou Sanner McManus; his children, Martha Crutcher and Antonette Ware, both of Kansas City, Missouri and Charles Lee Ware McManus of Ocklawaha, Florida; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; a sister, Marlene Wellington of Filbert, Pa.; a brother, Robert McManus, of Cleveland Ohio; special friends, Terry and Melinda Stewart of Republic, Pa. and his faithful companion, Blackie. Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME, 19 Legion St., Republic, Pa. on Friday, September 7, 2012 from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Lillian Sparks officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 6, 2012

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Edna Jane McMANUS ( -1959)

MASONTOWN GIRL DIES

   Edna Jane (Janie) McManus, 16-year-old Masontown girl, will be buried Saturday in Greendale Cemetery, Masontown. Active in many youth organizations prior to her death, “Janie” succumbed Wednesday night in her home, after a brief illness. She was a sophomore student at Masontown High School, belonged to the Methodist Church, the Methodist Youth Fraternity and the Uniontown Assembly No. 15, Order of the Rainbow for Girls. Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard McManus; a sister, Mrs. David Helmick, Masontown; four brothers, William and George, Toledo, Ohio; Thomas, at home, and Charles, of Warren, Ohio; and her grandmothers, Mrs. Mary E. McManus, Uniontown and Mrs. Frances Hohenshell, Toledo. Friends are being received at the Honsaker Funeral Home, Masontown, until noon Saturday, and at the Methodist Church from1 to 2 p.m., when services will be conducted by the Rev. Enid Pierce. The Order of Rainbow for Girls will meet for ritualistic services in the funeral home tonight at 9:30.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, January 9, 1959, page 13, column 8

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Jane Miller McMANUS ( -1918)

MRS. JANE McMANUS

   Mrs. Jane McManus, 26 years old, wife of Joseph McManus, died Monday morning at her home at Uledi. Funeral service was held Wednesday from the Lutheran church at Mount Pleasant. Deceased spent her life in that community, where she was widely and favorably known. Mrs. McManus’s death is the second to occur in the family in the past two months. Her father, John H. Miller died January 24. Mrs. McManus is survived by her husband, who today left with the draftees for Camp Lee, Petersburg, Va., one child, Lillie, and a brother, Isaac Miller, who is with the 326th Infantry, stationed at Atlanta, Ga., and a brother-in-law, John Vincent of Star Junction.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, April 11, 1918, page 5, column 5

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bullet Nancy J. MCMANUS died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

McMANUS, NANCY J.; MRS.    

MRS. NANCY J. McMANUS, 57 years old, of Uniontown, died this morning at the Uniontown Hospital following an illness of complications.  Besides her husband, WILLIAM McMANUS, she is survived by several children.   
CC  1-24-1938


Joseph McMANUS ( -1938)

Joseph McManus, 67 years old, Spanish American War vetern, dropped dead Wednesday morning in his yard at Wheeler from a heart condition. Mr. McMannus was a life long member of that community. He served with Comapny D, Tenth Regimant in the Spanish American War. He was a member of Colonel William Crawford Camp, Spanish American War veterans.

He is survived by two children, Lela McManus and William McManus, both at home, one grandson and two sisters ,Anna McManus of Alliance, Ohio and Mrs. Amanda Clark of Mount Braddock.

Funeral services will be held in the late home at two o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. Wylie Smith, pastor of the Christian Missionary Alliance will officiate. Burial will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery where full military honors will be held in charge of the Walter F. Brown Post Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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McMANUS FUNERAL

The funeral service for Joseph McManus, Spanish War veteran, will be held at the home in Wheeler at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. Wylie Smith, pastor of the Christian Missionary Alliance, will officiate.

Mr. McManus is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella McManus; two children, Lela and Willaim McManus at home and one grandchild. He leaves two sisters, Miss Anna McManus of Alliance, Ohio, and Mrs. Amanda Clark of Mount Braddock.

Interment will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery. Walter E. Brown Post Veterans of Foreign Wars, will conduct its ritual at the grave.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, April 1, 1938, page 6, column 2

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John M. McMASTER (1875-1938)

John McMaster Dies Suddenly

   John M. McMaster, 63, well-known employee of H. C. Frick Coke Company, died suddenly at 5:15 o’clock yesterday afternoon in his home at 98 1-2 Walnut street, this city. The deceased, the son of Edward and Jean Miller McMaster, was born July 11, 1875 in Leith, Scotland, but came to this country, at the age of four years, with his parents, who settled in the vicinity of Uniontown. Mr. McMaster had been in the employ of H. C. Frick Coke Company since 1913. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nellie Patterson McMaster, sister of the late Attorney George Patterson and one daughter and one son, Mrs. C. Harold Johnston, Elizabeth street and Edward McMaster, Hopwood. Also surviving are six grandchildren and the following brothers and sister: Edward McMaster, Masontown; James McMaster, Brownsville; Mrs. Charles Umbel, Connellsville. The body may be viewed at Johnston’s mortuary where funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon in charge of Rev. H. H. Will, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran church. Burial will be at Sylvan Heights.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, August 5, 1938, page 1, column 7

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James H. McMICHAEL, Sr. (1913-1994)

James H. McMichael, Sr.

   James H. McMichael, Sr., 81, of Rices Landing and formerly of Gates in Fayette County died Wednesday evening in Washington Hospital, Washington, Pa. He was the owner of J & R Printing Service in Rices Landing. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Hathaway McMichael whom he married May 1, 1934; a son, James H. McMichael Jr. of Washington, Pa.; grandsons, James H. McMichael III of Arlington, Texas, and Matthew E. McMichael of Washington, Pa.; and a brother, Lee McMichael of West Newton. The family will receive friends in the Behm Funeral Home Inc., Route 188, Jefferson, today from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 2 p.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– November 23, 1913
   Died—– January 26, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Friday, January 28, 1994

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Charlotte 'Lottie' Turner McMILLAN Stone  (1881-1906)

McMILLAN— Lottie, wife of John McMillan, of new Round Top, about five miles from Ohiopyle, died at her home Saturday evening after a few days illness. Deceased was aged about 25 years and leaves a husband and two small children to mourn her death. She is also survived by a father, three sisters and five brothers. Interment in Bryner Ridge Cemetery this afternoon at 2 o’clock. The bereaved have the sympathy of the neighborhood.

Notes from contributor:
   per family stories, Aunt Lottie died in childbirth. The baby also died and was buried in her mother's arms.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 15, 1906, page 8, column 3

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bullet Harry MCMILLAN died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(12)

McMILLAN SERVICES
Funeral services for Harry McMillan of Fredericktown, fatally injured Wednesday when he fell from a bridge in Jackson street, South Brownsville, were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dewey Rankin, House 174, Maxwell Services were in charge of Rev. Maile of Fairchance. Burial in Acklin cemetery.
(note: 31 Jan 1931)


Homer McMILLAN ( -1997)

Homer McMillan

   Homer “Ceasar” McMillan, 69, of Washington, D.C., and formerly of Uniontown, Pa., died Sunday, March 30, 1997. Surviving are his wife, Lottie McMillan; and two sons, Larry and Ronald McMillan, both of Washington, D.C. He was the last survivor of his immediate family. Services will be held on Saturday, April 5, 1997, from the Johnson Memorial Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Arrangements are being handled by the Ralph Williams Funeral Home, 517 11th St., S.E., Washington, D.C. 20003.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1997

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Lucinda 'Lucy' McMILLAN ( -1905)

   Mrs. Lucy McMillan, wife of Robert McMillan, of near this place died at her home Sunday, June 4, death being caused by old age. Deceased was aged 73 years and is survived by a husband, six sons, five of whom reside in Pittsburg and one daughter, Mrs. Frazier who also resides in Pittsburg. The remains were taken to Pittsburg on No. 15 yesterday where they were laid to rest this afternoon.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday Evening, June 6, 1905, page 3, column 3

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Bessie McMILLEN ( -1971)

Mrs. Bessie McMillen, formerly of Hopwood, died Saturday, Feb. 27, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Robert Bonnis, in Bagdad, Ariz. Mrs. McMillen had moved to Tucson, Ariz., in 1950. She was the daughter of the late George and Mary Devan West. Her husband, Leo McMillen, died in 1965.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Nellie) Bonnis of Bagdad and Mrs. Harlan (Gail) Raffle of Sierra Vista, Ariz., one son, Glenn, of Moab, Utah; five grandchildren and one great grandchild; three brothers, Edwin West of Perryopolis, Charles of Hopwood and George of Harrisburg, and one sister, Mrs. Jack (Alice) Hurley of Harrisburg.

Funeral services were held Tuesday in Tucson.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 4, 1971

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Leo 'Mickey' McMILLEN ( -1965)

FORMER DISTRICT MAN IS SUMMONED

A former Hopwood resident, Leo (Mickey) McMillen, died Friday (23 April 1965) in the Tucson, Ariz., Medical Center following surgery. He had been a resident of Tucson for 15 years.

Surviving are his wife, Bessie West McMillen; two daughters Mrs. Robert (Nellie) Bonnis, Bagdad, Ariz, Mrs. Harlen (Gail) Raffel and a son, Glen McMillen, both of Tucson, and several brothers and sisters including Mrs. Julius (Loretta) Leoni, Uniontown.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 26, 1965, page 14

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Mary E. McMILLIN ( -1870)

DIED

  McMILLIN— In East Liberty, Jan. 19, 1870, of Jaundice, Mary E. McMillin, in the thirty second year of her age. She lingered for several weeks in her illness, but expressed herself fully resigned to His will who doeth, all things well. She left a very aged father and two sisters to mourn her loss. They mourn not as those without Hope.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 3, 1870, Vol. III, No. 4, page 3, column 6

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet William MCMILLIN obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)

Funeral services for William McMillin, aged 78, former resident of Bethelboro in North Union township, who died Thursday in Pittsburgh were to be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the J. T. Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar.  Rev. Harry Humbert of Fairchance will officiate and burial will follow in Hopwood cemetery.
Mr. McMillin, who resided in Pittsburgh for several years is survived by a number of cousins.  He was a former well known resident of the township.


Robert McMINN ( -1928)

ROBERT M’MINN

   Following a lingering illness, Robert McMinn, 77 years old, died yesterday morning at 3:20 o’clock at the home of his son- in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Weisel of 111S Sycamore street. Mr. McMinn was a farmer at Sewickley township before coming to Connellsville last October because of poor health and had been located here ever since. Three daughters, Miss Mary McMinn of Sewickley township, Mrs. J. T. DeWeese of Clairton, and Mrs. Martin C. McMinn of Donora, survive. Funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Weisel home, with Rev. McKee of the West Newton United Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be made at West newton.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, January 27, 1928, page 9, column 4

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Albert Boyle McMULLEN ( -1932)

DR. A. B. M’MULLEN DIES OF
PNEUMONIA NEAR SUNNYSIDE

   Dr. Albert Boyle McMullen, 65, retired dentist, formerly located in Uniontown, died of pneumonia this morning at 12:30 o’clock at his home near Sunnyside, Dunbar township. Dr. McMullen was married about six months ago to Mrs. Eva Myers and had resided on his wife’s farm since that time, having retired from the dental profession. He came to Pennsylvania two years ago from Egg Harbor, N. J. He was a son of the late Albert G. McMullen. The funeral service will be Wednesday at 1:30 o’clock at the home, with burial in Redstone Cemetery at Brownsville. Lyman K. McMullen of Uniontown is a halfbrother.


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

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Andrew Jackson McMULLEN ( -1974)

A. J. McMULLEN

   Andrew Jackson McMullen, 68, of Markleysburg, former superintendent of Fayette County schools, died Monday at his home. The A. J. McMullen Middle School of Uniontown Area School District was named for him. The son of the late Park and Minnie Heineman McMullen, he began his educational career as a teacher in the one-room schools of Henry Clay and Wharton Townships. He also served as principal and supervising principal of those schools. He joined the superintendent’s office in 1938 under the late Harry J. Brownfield, and was the county’s chief educator from 1953 to 1958. He served as an assistant superintendent under Harry B. Riffle until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Sansom Chapel Church of Farmington, the Pennsylvania and Venango Grouse Associations, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Fayette County Historical Society. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mildred Underwood McMullen, and two nephews.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 23, 1974, page 4, column 5


McMULLEN, ANDREW JACKSON— Age 68 years of Rte. 40, Markleysburg, Pa., died Monday, April 22, 1974, at his home. He was the son of the late Park and Minnie Heineman McMullen. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Underwood McMullen and two nephews. He was a former Fayette County Superintendent of Schools from 1953 to 1958 and the assistant County Superintendent until 1968. Mr. McMullen served as principal and supervising principal of the Henry Clay and Wharton Twp., one room schools. He was a member of the Sansom Chapel Church of Farmington, the Pa. Frouse Assn., the Venango Grouse Assn., the Pa. Conservancy and the Fayette County Historical Society. Friends will be received in the James R. Williams Funeral Home, Markleysburg until Wednesday at 2 p.m. the hour of service. Rev. John R. Hickson will officiate. Interment in Sansom Chapel Cemetery, Farmington. In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Library Fund of the A. J. McMullen Middle School at Markleysburg.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, April 23, 1974, page 32, column 7


Across The Desk

   Andrew Jackson McMullen, one of the mainstays of Fayette County’s educational system, passed away Monday. Mr. McMullen was 68. In the 30 years prior to retirement in 1968, Mr. McMullen was in the center of activities that saw the closing of the 165 one-room schools in the county through school district consolidation in 1966. During that period, he served as Fayette County superintendent of schools (1953 to 1958) and assistant superintendent until he retired. Prior to joining in the county schools office, he served as principal and supervising principal of Henry Clay Twp. and Wharton Twp. schools. Uniontown School District’s A. J. McMullen Middle School in Henry Clay Twp. located on land donated to the school district, was named in his honor.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 24, 1974, page 4, column 1

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Daniel McMULLEN ( -1844)

DIED

   At his residence in Franklin township, of Dysentery, on Thursday the 22d of August, Mr. DANIEL McMULLEN, aged 88 years. The deceased was a native of Ireland, but had resided in this country for the last fifty years. He sustained through life an enviable character for honesty, uprightness, and the faithful discharge of all of his duties, civil as well as social. He had long been an exemplary Christian, and left the world with all the bright hopes and prospects of the most devout believer.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 12, 1844, Vol. 5, No. 23, page 3, column 5

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Herbert W. McMULLEN ( - )

HERBERT McMULLEN

   Herbert W. “Gump” McMullen, 79, on Connellsville, died Monday at his home. Surviving are his wife, Viola Jocobs Bryner McMullen; two sons, Allan “Mickey” McMullen of Seven Springs and William C. Bryner of South Connellsville; five daughters, Mrs. William (Carol) Bryne of Virginia Beach, Va., Mrs. Dwaine (Cathy) Hiles of Mount Braddock, Mrs. Anthony (Linda) Brienza of Orange, Calif., Mrs. James (Wilma) Burns of Hamilton, Ohio, and Betty Miller of Connellsville; 25 grandchildren; 22 great- grandchildren; two brothers, Emerson McMullen of Louisville, Ky., and Warren “Mickey” McMullen; two sisters, Irene Fox of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Mrs. William (Rae) Beaver of Connellsville. Friends will be received in the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and until 1 p.m. Thursday.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Date unknown

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bullet Phebe Bolsinger MCMULLEN died in 1886. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Died, January 27th, 1886, Mrs. Phebe Bolsinger McMullen, at the home of her son John, near Heisterburgh, aged 81 years, 5 months and 7 days.
The deceased was well known and respected by all who knew her.  She was born in German township in the year 1804.   William Bolsinger, who died in Johnstown a few days ago, was a brother, George Bolsinger, of Uniontown, is her youngest brother and the only one of the family now living.  In 1827 she was united in marriage to John McMullen, who died in 1872, since which time she has made her home with her sons A. G. and John McMullen.  Soon after her marriage she united with the Presbyterian church of McClellandtown, after her removal to Luzerne township in 1837, she united with the D.C. Presbyterian church by letter, Rev. William Johnston pastor.  She was always in her place in the church unless prevented by sickness.  She was a member of the Women's Missionary Society, although not an active member, being deprived of the pleasure afforded of attending meetings by her age and infirmities.  Yet by her means and prayers she upheld and strengthened the hands of the younger members and encouraged them to go forward in the good work.
The funeral services were held by the old D. C. church, where for nearly fifty years she had been accustomed to meet with God's people.  Services were conducted by Rev. McMaster, assisted by Rev. N. D. Johnson, a large number of relatives and friends being present.  Her remains were then quietly laid to rest in the cemetery near by.
(From Our Luzerne Correspondent)


William MCMULLEN ( -1841)

Death of Mr. M’Mullen
SUBSTANCE OF REMARKS

   On the death of Mr. William McMullen, made at the last regular meeting of the Temperance Society of Uniontown, held in the Cumberland Pres’ian Church,

By the Rev’d C. D. Battelle
[Published by order of the Society.]

   The “Washington Total Abstinence Society of Uniontown,” is called upon for the first time, since its organization, to mourn the loss of one of its members by death. The circumstance and the occasion demand of us some token of respect; some visible expression of that deep feeling which lives in our hearts, for him who is now dead. By the officers of this society, I am called upon to announce to you, at this our regular Meeting, that our friend and brother, William McMullen, is no more! (I call him friend and brother, for such he was in the uniting cause of Temperance.) I hope it will not be attributed to false delicacy or diffidence in me, when I say, that I wish most heartily, that this duty had been assigned to one intimately acquainted with him whose death we mourn. Be assured then, my friends, I feel at a loss in attempting to speak of one at whose board I never eat, by whose fire side I never spent a social hour—whose friendly voice I have no recollection of hearing, and whose kind hand I never grasped! But as I am you servant in this good cause, I shall as much as in me lieth, try to comply with your wishes, and perform the solemn duty imposed upon me.

   As a Society, we are associated together “for our mutual benefit;”— these words are found in the “pledge” which we have all signed—words which speak forth the sentiments of our hearts towards each other— words which rekindle and increase the common feelings of interest we have in each other. When one assumes our name, or seeks protection beneath our banner, this mutual feeling flows towards him. If he is sick, we sympathize with him—if he dies, we weep over him as a brother, and inscribe his name upon the tablet of our hearts; --if he had many virtues, they live in our memories; if he had faults or failings, we mutually agree to cast the mantle of charity over them all, and hope for the best. If he leaves a widow to mourn over an irreparable loss, we tell her of Him who is the widow’s God and Judge, and bid her trust in Him;--if his children sigh in tears and say, “my father is gone,” we commend them to Him in whom “the fatherless find mercy.” Such are the feelings which the members of this society delight to entertain towards our brother who is dead, and towards the weeping friends he has left behind. I believe I speak the sentiments of all who knew him, when I say he was A GOOD MAN, a worthy citizen, a kind neighbor, an affectionate husband, a tender father and a warm true hearted friend of the Temperance cause. It was during the visit of the Baltimore delegates in our town, that Mr. McMullen gave his name to this Pledge around which we cordially rally as a Society. Then his judgment saw and approved the plan which has wrought such wonders among up—then his soul, fired with the hope of doing good to others, moved his hand to sing this Pledge. And although he had not to mourn over squandered property, a tarnished character, an enfeebled constitution, or murdered time by intoxication, yet he felt that he was a man—a member of the great human family, and as such, he had interests in common with the beings that surrounded him; and with a far-seeing eye, he beheld, in the future, many of Uniontown rising from the degradation of intemperance to take a firm stand upon the solid ground of teetotalism. As his benevolent soul saw this scene in the distance, he rushed forward to the rescue, and resolved that, so far as his heart, his head and his hand could go to save men from dying “like the beasts that perish,” all should subserve the interest of this heart cheering enterprise. With these feelings, he said the pledge is right, and in this house (if I am correctly informed) he gave his name to carry out its grand designs. Then, without stopping to enquire how public opinion would go on this subject, he nobly led the way. And his name appears among those of this Society who first gave an impetus to that cause, which like an angel of mercy, has visited many habitations of misery in Fayette County, and converted them into dwellings of peace and comfort. Who can tell, but like the signers of the Declaration of Independence, he reflected upon this act of his life, as the noblest he ever performed for his country’s good? O! this thought may have passed through his mind with pleasure in his last hours. But he has gone from us, not as a few have done, to riot among their cups of degradation—but to a society where none shall ever fall, or feel the blighting influence of intemperance. This I am justified in saying of him, for I am assured he lived and died a Christian.

   Our friend McMullen had many friends before he became associated with us in this Pledge, but from that time they began to multiply more rapidly. The wives and children of those husbands and parents which he helped to reclaim, looked upon him as a friend indeed. And I doubt not, when they heard he was dangerously ill they anxiously wished and fondly hoped he might long live to bless his family and this community with is noble deeds of kindness and philanthropy. And when the sad tale was told, that the spirit of McMullen had fled, a sigh was heaved, and the tear of sympathy flowed from many hearts, while the mutual friendship of this Society lingered around his lifeless remains, and followed them to the house appointed for all living. Spirit of McMullen rest in peace! And while thy name lives in the memory of this people, may they imitate thy virtues and be ready like thee for every good word and work! And may the mantle of benevolence and charity, which so happily overspread thee, rest upon us and thy children, until like thee we fall by the stroke of death!


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 6, 1841, Vol. II, No. 35, page 1, columns 2&3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Annie Hiles McNAIR Stone  (1896-1976)

MRS. LEWIS McNAIR

   Mrs. Annie Hiles McNair, 79 of Ohiopyle R. D. 1, died Tuesday in Uniontown Hospital. She was born Dec. 12, 1896 in Kentuck, a daughter of the late Henry and Mary Thorpe Hiles. She is survived by her husband, Lewis 'Duke' McNair, one son, Harry F. of Miami, Fla., four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one brother, George Hiles of South Bend, Ind., and three sisters, Mrs. Roy (Polly) Hiles of Dunbar, R. D. 2 and Mrs. Rose (Mig) Williams and Mrs. Robert (Leona) Younkin, both of South Bend, Ind. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Barnes, four brothers, Thomas, John, Samuel and Cecil, and two sisters, Mrs. Earl Whipkey and Mrs. Clyde Miner.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, November 3, 1976, page 3, column 5


McNAIR— Friends of Mrs. Annie Hiles McNair of Ohiopyle, R. D. 1 who died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1976, will be received at the Humbert Funeral Home, Confluence, until 1 p.m. Friday, the hour of service at the funeral home with the Rev. Arthur Gotjen officiating. Interment in Samson Chapel Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, November 4, 1976, page 3, column 6

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bullet Louis MCNALLY died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Louis McNally, aged 71, former resident of Masontown, who preferred to live in beehive ovens at Oliver No. 2 instead of the Fayette county home, was found dead in his ill abode yesterday by E. E. Maphis, yard foreman.
The aged residenter lived alone in his make-shift home at Oliver 2. He became a well-known character in that vicinity and was somewhat a hermit. He was born in 1867 in Dunbar, and was admitted on November 3, 1933, to the county home, from Masontown. He left that institution on January 15, 1935, and took up lodging in the ovens.
Aside from the records at the county home, and a notation that in case of death the authorities notify Mrs. Edward Moore, Woodland avenue, Cleveland, O., nothing else is known about the family connection.
The body has been removed to Johnston mortuary.
(Herald - June 8, 1938)


Margaret McNALLY ( -1964)

McNALLY SERVICE

  SCOTTDALE— The funeral for Miss Margaret McNally, 65, of Scottdale, who died Sunday, will be held Friday morning, with a prayer service in the Kapr funeral home at 9:30 a.m. followed by requiem mass at 10 a.m. in St. John’s R. C. Church, in charge of Msgr. Gerald Schroth. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Surviving are a sister, Miss Helen McNally, with whom she resided; a brother, Edward McNally of Scottdale; and several nieces and nephews. St. Vincent DePaul Society will recite the rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, November 24, 1964, page 15, column 5

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Alva R. MCNATT Stone  (1899-1957)

ALVA ROY MCNATT

McNatt, Alva R.—Aged 58 years, died at 8:30 p.m., Sunday, October 20, 1957 at his home in Mount Braddock. He was born at Lemont Furnace June 20, 1899, the son of the late William and Cora Crutchman McNatt. He had been a resident of Mt. Braddock for the past 50 years, a member of the Church of God, Uniontown, a trustee of the Church for 20 years, also clerk and treasurer of the church. He had been a Metropolitan Life Insurance agent for the past 20 years, having served the Dunbar district. He is survived by his wife Gladys Foley McNatt, two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Myers at home, Mrs. Rita Tabor of Connellsville, two grandchildren. One brother, Harry McNatt of Mt. Braddock. There will be a prayer service at the home on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. followed by additional rites at 2 p.m. at the Church of God, Uniontown, with Rev. T.R. Maddox officiating. Interment will be in New Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar, under the direction of the Burhans Funeral Home.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 21, 1957, page 22, column 7

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Arley Sheldan McNATT ( -1945)

McNATT, ARLEY SHELDAN— Aged 54 years of Fairchance, Pa., died suddenly in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob McNatt, of Masontown- Carmichaels Road, Greene county, Saturday, December 1, 1945, at 10 p.m. In addition to his parents he is survived by his widow, Florence McNatt; five daughters, Mrs. John Reese, of Fairchance; Mrs. Edith Newbrough, of Fairchance; Mrs. Freeda Bracken, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Miss Gladys McNatt, of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Jordan, of Nemacolin; Mrs. Ella Stofcheck, of Carmichaels; nine grandchildren. Brief services will be held in the home of his parent Tuesday, December 4, at 2 p.m. and followed by additional rites in the Presbyterian church, Masontown. Burial will be made in the Masontown cemetery under the direction of the Johnston Funeral Home, Masontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 3, 1945, page 6, column 4

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Clarence G. McNATT (1905-1977)

McNATT, CLARENCE G.— Age 71 years of Mt. Braddock, died Saturday March 26, 1977. He was born July 30, 1905 in Mt. Braddock, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John McNatt. Surviving are his wife, Cora Lowery McNatt; three sons, Eugene of the state of Alabama, John E. of Fairchance, and Clarence Lowery of Mt. Braddock; stepson, Rudy Kelley of Connellsville; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Sara E.) Hart of Mt. Braddock; fifteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Nannie McLaughlin of Uniontown and Mrs. Elsie Campbell of Fairbank. Friends will be received in Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, today from 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday in the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Uniontown until 2 p.m. the hour of service. Pastor Z. R. Currie will officiate. Interment in Percy Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 28, 1977, page 29, column 7

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Dora Crutchman MCNATT ( -1935)

MRS. DORA C. MCNATT

Mrs. Dora Crutchman McNatt, wife of William McNatt, died in the family residence at Mt. Braddock, Saturday night, November 30, 1935, at 10:55 o'clock following an illness of complications. She was aged 66 years. Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, Harry G. and Alva Roy McNatt, and the following brothers and sisters; Harry S. Crutchman of Bute; Miss Elsie Crutchman of Connellsville; Elmer of Elliottsville; Mrs. William Caton, Uniontown; Mrs. Elmer Jordan, Mt. Braddock; Mrs. William Seller of Hopwood; and Miss Frances McNatt of Columbus, O., also survive together with four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Another brother, A. D. Crutchman, of Uniontown, preceded her in death, September 10, 1935. Brief funeral services in the family residence Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock will be followed by additional rites at 2 o'clock in Mt. Braddock M. P. Church in charge of Rev. William Hamilton, of Dunbar. Burial will be in Percy Cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 2, 1935, page 3, column 2

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Ethel May McNATT ( -1941)

ETHEL M. McNATT

   Ethel May McNatt, 19, died suddenly Saturday afternoon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Sheldon McNatt, at Fairchance, of a heart condition. She leaves her parents and five sisters.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, November 11, 1941, page 2, column 2


ETHEL M. McNATT

   Ethel May McNatt, 19, died suddenly at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Sheldon McNatt at DeForrest avenue, Fairchance, Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock of a heart condition. Surviving are her parents, and sisters, Mrs. John B. [illegible] Point Marion, Mrs. Fred Bracken of Flint, Mich.; Gladys of Point Marion; Edith of Morgantown, W. Va., and Garnet of McKeesport. Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock followed by additional rites in the Masontown Presbyterian church at 3 o’clock. Rev. R. J. Shields will officiate. Burial under the direction of R. L. Sharp will follow in Masontown Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Monday, November 10, 1941

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Gladys Foley MCNATT Stone  (1901-1963)

MRS. GLADYS FOLEY MCNATT

Mrs. Gladys McNatt, 61 of 82 Milton Street, Uniontown, formerly of Mt. Braddock, died unexpectedly at 9 a.m. Monday morning. She was born April 18, 1901, a daughter of the late Lewis and Nellie Skiles Foley. She was a member of the Christian Temple of Wilson Avenue, Uniontown. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Myers and Mrs. Dana (Rita) Tabor of Uniontown, and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alva McNatt, an area insurance man, in 1957. The body is at home, where a prayer service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, followed by additional services at 2 p.m. at the Christian Chapel with the Rev. Robert Williams and the Rev. T. R. Maddox. Burial at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January 15, 1963

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Harry G. MCNATT (1888-1965)

MCNATT, HARRY G.—Age 76 years of Mt. Braddock, died Tuesday, February 16, 1965, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born in Mt. Braddock, August 8, 1888, a son of the late William and Dora Crutchman McNatt. He was a retired carpenter. He is survived by one son, Allen D. McNatt of Mt. Braddock; three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Marie Tissilo and one brother, Alva McNatt. Friends will be received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, this evening after 7 o'clock, where services will be held Friday at 2p.m. with Rev. Elsworth Crispons and Rev. Harry Crawford officiating. Internment in the Percy Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, February 17, 1965

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Reuben McNATT ( -1868)

Died

  McNATT— On the 22d inst., in North Union township, Fayette county, REUBEN McNATT, at an advanced age.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 30, 1868, Vol. I, No. 30, page 3, column 5

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Uriah MCNATT died in 1926. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

McNATT, URIAH
Uriah McNATT, 78 years and seven months old, died Friday afternoon at his home on the Pittsburg road, near Uniontown.  He is survived by the following children:  Mrs. Belle KOONTZ of Uniontown; Mrs. Alice GAREE of Perryopolis and Mrs. Jacob BARNHART……cut off. 
Courier Thurs. 7-8-1926


William MCNATT ( -1945)

Mt. Braddock Native Summoned By Death

William McNatt, aged 80, died suddenly in the home of his son Alva McNatt, of Mt. Braddock, on Friday night, February 9, 1945. Surviving are the following; two sons, Alva of Mt. Braddock and Harry of Connellsville; three sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Young, R.D., Uniontown; Mrs. Margaret Lehamn, Lemont Furnace and Mrs. Hester Whoolery, Oliver No. 3, and two brothers, Dennis and John of Mt. Braddock. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at the home of Alva McNatt, 2:30 with additional rites in the Mt. Braddock Methodist Church at 3 o'clock, Rev. William S. Hamilton of Dunbar will officiate, assisted by Rev. R. B. Sherill and Rev. William Smith. Burial will be in Percy Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, February 10, 1945, page 1, column 6

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Anna Costello McNULTY (1865-1939)

MRS. ANNA McNULTY

   Mrs. Anna McNulty, 73 years old, wife of Anthony McNulty, died at 10:15 o’clock Saturday evening at her home in Brookvale after an illness of several months. Mrs. McNulty was a prominent resident of Dunbar township, having settled there 57 years ago when her family came to this country from Ireland. She was born April 29, 1865, in County Galway, parish of Castle Gar, Ireland, a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary Costello. Her father was identified with the early pioneers; helping to build the coke works which later became known throughout the world. On February 23, 1884, she was married in Connellsville to Anthony McNulty, the marriage ceremony being solemnized by Rev. Bigman, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church of which she was a member. She was the last survivor of the family of 10 children. Surviving in addition to her husband are nine children: William, Clare and Madeline McNulty, all at home; Mrs. Anna Herron and Mrs. Harry K. Lewis, both of Connellsville, Mayme McNulty of Washington, D. C., James C. McNulty of Verona, N. J., Thomas R. McNulty of Fredericktown and John McNulty of Johnstown. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning with a prayer at the home, followed by requiem high mass at Immaculate Conception Church with Rev. Henry Geibel, pastor celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. The Christian Mothers will meet at 7 o’clock tonight at the McNulty home to recite the rosary.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 24, 1939, page 6, column 4

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Thomas R. McNULTY (1893-1958)

McNULTY, THOMAS R.— Aged 64, of Fredericktown, died suddenly of a heart attack, Thursday, January 9, 1958 at 9:30 a.m. He was born January 26, 1893 in Morgan. He was a retired miner. He was a member of St. Michael’s R.C. Church, Owl’s Club and UMWA, local 583, Fredericktown. He is survived by his wife, June McNulty’ three daughters, Mrs. Michael Kokl, Cleveland, O.; Mrs. Wilma Stifles and Mrs. Mary Franks, Fredericktown; five sisters, Mrs. Margaret Lewis, Indiana; Mrs. Ann Herton, Connellsville; Miss Mayme McNulty and Mrs. Clara Brown, Connellsville; Miss Magdeline McNulty, Connellsville; three brothers, James, N.J.; William, Connellsville; John, Jerome, Pa.; four grandchildren. Friends will be received after 1 p.m. today in the Greenlee Funeral Home, Fredericktown, where a Blessing service will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. Requiem High Mass will be intoned at 9 o’clock in St. Michael’s R. C. Church with Rev. Fr. George T. Margo as celebrant. Interment will be in the Beallsville Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, January 10, 1958, page 6, column 8

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Elizabeth Hatfield McPARLAND ( -1944)

MRS. P. V. McPARLAND

   Mrs. Elizabeth Hatfield McParland, wife of Dr. P. V. McParland, died Thursday at her home at 8 Highland court, Uniontown. She was a sister of the late Mayor William Hatfield of Uniontown. The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at Christ Episcopal Church at Brownsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, March 25, 1944, page 2, column 5

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bullet Mrs Felix J. MCPARLAND died in 1915. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

McPARLAND, MRS. FELIX J.

The body of Mrs. Felix J. McPARLAND arrived here yesterday afternoon from Pittsburg and was removed by Funeral Director J. L. Strader to St. Joseph’s cemetery.  A large number of friends and relatives from Connellsville, Uniontown and other nearby towns met the funeral party at the train and accompanied the party to this cemetery.    
Courier - Dec. 17, 1915


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

MCPARTLAND, James. J.
James Joseph McPartland, aged 43, formerly assistant circulation manager of a Connellsville newspaper and more recently a conductor in the employ of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, died at 3:30 a.m., Sunday, April 26, 1931, in the Connellsville State Hospital. Death is said to have been the result of being gassed during service in the World war.
Mr. McPartland's residence was at 336 East Crawford avenue, Connellsville, and he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Olive Cox McPartland and two children, Juel and Patricia, both at home. In addition to his widow and children he is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Bernard and Miss Catherine McPartland and Mrs. Rose May, of Uniontown, and Mrs. O. F. Beck, of Pittsburgh.
Requiem high mass will be solemnized at 9 o'clock this morning in Immaculate Conception church with Fr. Henry Geibel, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery.


Kathryn McPARTLAND ( -1960)

McPARTLAND, KATHRYN— Friends are being received in the Haky Funeral Home, 139 W. Fayette St. Requiem High Mass will be sung in the St. John R. C. Church Tuesday at 9 a.m. The Rev. Fr. James O’D. Hanlon will celebrate the Mass. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Connellsville.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, February 22, 1960, page 17 column 8

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Mary Anne McIntyre McPARTLAND ( -1906)

Mrs. Mary Anne McPartland

   Mrs. Mary Anne McPartland, aged 47 years, wife of Michael McPartland, died Friday afternoon at four o’clock at the family residence, No. 614 Murphy avenue, after a two weeks illness. Death was due to a complication of diseases. Deceased was born and reared in Durham county, England, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis McIntyre. In 1879 she was married to Michael McPartland of Durham county, England. About two years after their marriage they came to Connellsville, where they resided up until the time of her death. She was a very well known and most highly respected resident of Connellsville. Deceased had been ailing for the past several months, during which time she was able to be about up until two weeks ago, when her condition became serious, causing her to take to her bed. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, as well as a member of the Altar Rosary Society. Deceased is survived by her husband and three daughters and two sons, James, Bernard, Rose, Mary and Katherine McPartland, who live at home. She is also survived by three sisters and one brother, Miss Margaret McIntyre, of Connellsville, Mrs. Katherine Hutchinson, Miss Theresa and James McIntyre, Durham county, England.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, May 25, 1906, page 5, column 3

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bullet Elmer James MCPHERSON died in 1909. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(120)

Elmer J. McPherson, aged 25,years, died at the home of his father on Middle street Monday, May 24, 1909. On January 20 he was taken ill with typhoid fever which later developed into tuberculosis. The deceased was for about seven years an employee of the West Penn Company, four years of which time he served as a motor-man and was a faithful and popular employee. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. McPherson who moved to Uniontown from Elliottsville nine years ago. He is survived by his widow and one child and his father and mother, a brother, Harry, and sister, Elsie, and aged grandmother, all at home. Funeral from the East End M. P. church Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment in Park Place cemetery.


bullet Mrs. Nancy MCPHERSON died in 1915. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(120)

AGED 94, DIES OF BLOOD POISONING FROM A BUNION
Suffering excruciating pain for more than two months from blood poison which infected a bunion, Mrs. Nancy McPherson, aged 94 years, died at the home of her son, James F. McPherson,  of German township, Saturday afternoon at 2:20 o'clock.
For a number of years the aged woman ,had been troubled with a bunion on her left foot, treatment unavailing to cure it.  About nine weeks ago blood poison set in.  A physician was called but despite his ministrations Mrs. McPherson underwent the most terrible and painful suffering until death relieved her agony.
Mrs. McPherson was born at Hookestown, Beaver county, May 10, 1821, where she spent the early years of her life.  At the age of 18 she was married to James McPherson, of the same place, where they lived until the death of Mr. McPherson in 1870. To them were born two sons, Martin, deceased, and James F. McPherson, of German township. In 1880 Mrs. McPherson and her son moved to Fayette county and in 1890 they moved to Uniontown where they made their residence for the next ten years, following which they removed to Luzerne township and later to German township.
Short funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the home of her son near McClellandtown after which the body was removed to the home of Charles O'Neal, on Collins avenue, this city.  In addition to her son, Mrs. McPherson is survived by two grandchildren and  one great grandchild. Mrs. McPherson was a member of the Methodist Protestant church from girlhood and the funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock by the Rev. W. S. Martin from the East End M. P. church. Interment will be made in the Park Place cemetery.


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

Funeral services for Huey McQuarter who died Tuesday, December 25, 1934, at Allison, ? conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in Hopewell church.  The pastor, Rev. R. C. Van Eman, will officiate.  Burial in Acklin cemetery.
(newspaper dated December 31, 1934)


A. Olin McQUIGG (1890-1977)

A. OLIN McQUIGG

   A. Olin McQuigg, 87, of 1020 Isabella Road, died Wednesday evening at the Connellsville State General Hospital. He was born June 8, 1890 in Zanesville, Ohio, son of the late Robert and Anna Aker McQuigg. He has been a resident of Connellsville since 1938. He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Men’s Bible Class, the United Methodist Men, a former church trustee and a member of the choir. He was a retired employee of the West Penn Power Company in the service department with 38 years of service. He was also a member of the Retired People’s Fellowship and a former board member of the Connellsville branch of the YMCA. Surviving is his wife Ollie Brown McQuigg, with whom he celebrated his 62nd wedding anniversary on Aug. 25, 1977, one daughter, Mrs. Harry (Doris) Flick of Lancaster; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Ethel Davidson of Toledo, Ohio. He was predeceased by a son, Wayne A. in 1970.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, December 8, 1977, page 3, column 5

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Rebecca B. McQUIN ( -1871)

DIED

  M’QUIN— On Sabbath morning, April 30, at Florence, Renton County, Iowa, Rebecca B., wife of James M’Quin. Mrs. M’Quin was born in Uniontown, Pa., Dec. 24, 1813, and was 57 years and 4 months of age when she died.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 11, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 18, page 3, column 7

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Henry MCROBBIE died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Henry W. McRobbie, aged 50 years, for more than 20 years connected with the West Penn Power company, died at his home in Snyder street, Connellsville, at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon, April 22, 1938.  He had been ill for several weeks and, about a month ago was advised to take a rest.  His condition became critical about two weeks ago.  Death was due to a heart condition.
McRobbie was superintendent of substations in Territory A of the West Penn and was widely known as an outstanding executive and influential citizen. He came to the West Penn company in 1917 in the department of sub-stations construction and in 1921 was made superintendent of sub-stations in Territory A, the position he held until his death.
Thus he had been connected with the West Penn for more than 20 years and ranked as a member of the West Penn Veterans' Association.
Mr. McRobbie was among the most popular residents of Connellsville.  He long had been an active member of the First Presbyterian church of that city and, at the time of his death, was superintendent of the Sunday school.
He is survived by his widow, Vivian Charles McRobbie and two sons, Henry W. Jr., and John.  A sister, Miss Sarah McRobbie, who has served as a missionary in India, is now in this country on a visit and is the guest of a brother, John McRobbie, at Seattle, Wash.  Funeral arrangements will not be completed until word is received from the brother and sister in Seattle.


Anna Mary Brown McSHANE ( -1995)

ANNA MARY McSHANE

   Anna Mary Brown McShane, 78, of 125 Fourth Ave., Scottdale, died Sunday, May 7, 1995, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. There will be no public visitation. A funeral Mass in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, will be celebrated on Saturday, May 13, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Emil S. Payer, pastor, and both the Rev. George K. Alderson and the Rev. Robert E. Vallor con-celebrating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the t. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church or school in care of 416 S. Broadway, Scottdale, Pa. 15683, in memory of Anna Mary McShane. ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, is in charge of arrangements.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1995

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Florence H. McSHANE (1913-2000)

Florence H. McShane, formerly of Uniontown

   Florence H. McShane, 87, of Quincy, Ill.; formerly of Uniontown, passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, in the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Quincy, Ill. She was born Aug. 14, 1913, in Bagley, a daughter of the late George and Anna Marie Nickadem Heintzelman. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband James A. McShane in 1985; a daughter, Patricia Show in 1996; and several brothers and sisters. Surviving are three sons, James A. McShane Jr. and his wife Jane of Hopwood, Paul McShane and his wife Nancy of Uniontown, and Glenn McShane of Summit Hill; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters and a brother, Beryl Heintzelman of California, Helen Horak of Uniontown and Robert Heintzelman of Latrobe. Mrs. McShane was a member of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale and the Uniontown Circle Club. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 2000

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James McVEY Stone  (1847-1935)

JAMES M'VEY DIES AT DUNBAR
FORMER FURNACE FOREMAN

James McVey, 87 years old died at 9:15 o'clock Sunday morning at his home at Dunbar Furnace of complications. Mr. McVey was born in County Down Ireland, Dec 16, 1847, was married 20 years later and came to this country in 1887. Eleven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. McVey. Of this number six survive. They are Mrs., George Gregor, Albany, NY, William McVey, East Falls, Philadelphia, Arthur McVey Oswega, OR, Sgt. John McVey Winthrop, Mass, James McVey, Lemont Furnace and Mrs. Beatrice Ryan at home. There are 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Mr. McVey was a foreman of the Dunbar Furnace Company from 1891 to the time the plant was discontinued.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, at the late home. Rev. Bernard Newman rector of St Johns Episcopal Church and Rev. William S. Hamilton pastor of Dunbar Methodist church will officiate. Internment will be made in Franklin Cemetery. The Odd Fellows of Dunbar will hold a special meeting this evening at 7 o'clock at the hall to make arrangements for the funeral service for Mr. McVey.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, September 30, 1935, page 6, column 2


PERSONAL MENTION

Article begins and continues with other local news items.

Mrs. Ira Jaynes and son, Kenneth and daughter, Miss Dorothy, Mrs. Harry L. Martin, and Mrs. Charles Huey of Greenwood attended the funeral services for Mrs. Jaynes grandfather, James McVey, of Dunbar Wednesday afternoon. Mr. & Mrs. Abraham Case of New York, who also attended the funeral, have returned to their home. Mrs. Case is a granddaughter of Mr. McVey.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, October 4, 1935, page 6, column 1, paragraph 13

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James Edward McVEY Headstone  (1882-1958)

McVEY, JAMES EDWARD — Aged 75, Lemont Furnace, died Thursday January 23, 1958 at 8:05 p.m. in a hospital, Detroit, Michigan, where he had been visiting his daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Scott since January 1. Born in England, August 12, 1882, he was the son of the late James and Jane Robinson McVey. He is survived by five daughters and two sons, Mrs. Emma Rapson and Mrs. Genevieve Franko of Uniontown; Mrs. Elizabeth Conteen, Lemont Furnace; Mrs. Mary Bula, New York City; Mrs. Evelyn Scott, Detroit, Michigan; Fred and James of Uniontown; one brother, Arthur of Oregon, one sister, Mrs. Beatrice Ryan of Dunbar; fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received today in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, where services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Homer Bowes officiating. Internment in Mt Auburn Cemetery Dunbar.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, January 25, 1958, page 6, column 8

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James Thomas McVEY Headstone (1913-1964)

J. T. McVey

James Thomas McVey, 50, of Dunbar, died unexpectedly Monday at the Connellsville State Hospital. He was born, Nov 20, 1913, in Dunbar, a son of Mrs. Beatrice McVey Ryan and the late James Ryan. He was a veteran of WW II, serving with the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Hughes Post No 146, American Legion, of Dunbar, the musicians Union of Connellsville and the John Garber Orchestra.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his widow, Violet, a son James Thomas, II serving with the armed forces in Panama, a brother, John Earl Ryan, of Dunbar and three sisters, Mary Delores Ryan, and Mrs. Michael (Violet) Nelis of Dunbar and Mrs. Earl (Edith) Moore of Frederickstown.

The body was taken to Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar. Interment Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.

Obit from the scrapbook of Mr. Robert M. Martin of Dunbar, PA


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, October 20, 1964, page 15, column 4

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James Thomas McVEY, II (1943-2008)

James Thomas McVey, II, age 65, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2008, in the McVey Personal Care Home, Uniontown. James was born in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., on May 6, 1943, the son of James T. and Violet G. Hawk McVey. James served with the Air Force and was stationed in Panama City. He worked for 29 years as a die setter at Anchor Hocking Corporation.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Richard Lee McVey.

James is survived by his wife, Jean Guthrie McVey, of Uniontown; son, James Thomas McVey, III, and wife, Tiffany; daughters: Elaine Hughes and husband, Timothy, and Mary Gluvna and husband, John; grandchildren: John Robert Gluvna, II, Derek James Gluvna, Cassie Elaine Gluvna, Tommie Jean Gluvna, Haleigh Dawn McVey, Paige Madison McVey, Cody Allen Christopher, and Tyler Nicholas Christopher; aunts: Mamie Ryan and Lois Ryan, both of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa.; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends will be received in the THOMAS M. DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, today, October 9, 2008, from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, October 10, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, October 11, 2008, until 11 a.m., at which time a service will be held in the Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ron Geisler, officiating. Interment will follow in Brown Cemetery, in Elliottsville, Fayette County, Pa.


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

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Katherine D. McVEY (1916-2006)

Katherine D. McVey, 90, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died on Monday, September 18, 2006, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born February 6, 1916, in Leith, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of Anthony and Anna (Jancosek) Bartos.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Fred, son, Donald K., sisters, Mary, Anna, Rose, Sophia, and Margaret, and brothers, Frank and Anthony.

Katherine was a mother without equal. Left to cherish her memory is her sons, Fred (Betty Jane) McVey, James T. (Marilyn) McVey, and Lawrence F. (Virginia M.) McVey; daughter-in-law, Edna McVey, of Southbury, Connecticut; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth Turianica, of Youngstown, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME, A Dignity Memorial Provider, 603 North Gallatin Avenue Ext., Uniontown, Pa., on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday until 10:30 a.m., when Prayers of Transfer will be said. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11 a.m. in Saint Therese Roman Catholic Church, Uniontown, with the Rev. Father Kenneth G. Zaccagnini, as Celebrant. Internment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, September 20, 2006

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Lawrence F. McVEY (1946-2007)

Lawrence "Larry" F. McVey, age 60, of Grindstone, Fayette County, Pa., died Friday, February 23, 2007, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia. He was born on June 21, 1946, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., the Son of Fred McVey and Katherine Bartos McVey. "Larry" was a veteran of the Vietnam War, who served on the U.S.S. Forrestal. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local 1248 and the American Dairy Goat Association.

He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Donald K. McVey. He is survived by his wife, Virginia M. Thomas McVey; three children: Erin Hart and her husband, Dan, of Baden, Pa., Kieran McVey, of Fayette City, Fayette County, Pa., and Keeley McVey, of Grindstone, Pa.; joyfully expecting twin grandsons, Apple and Banana, later this year; brother, Fred McVey and his wife, Betty, of Euclid, Ohio, and James McVey and his wife, Marilyn, of Vanderbilt, Fayette County, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., where a Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 26, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Paul Sandusky, officiating. Interment will follow in Taylor Cemetery, West Pike Run Township, Washington County, Pa., where Full Military Rites will be accorded by the American Legions posts 275, 940, 295 and 838.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, February 25, 2007

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Violet G. "Vi" McVEY (1920-2003)

Violet G. "Vi" McVey, age 83, of Uniontown, Pa., formerly of Dunbar, Pa., died Tuesday, Dec., 2, 2003, in St. Macrina Manor. She was a self-employed beautician. She is survived by her son, James Thomas McVey II and his wife Jean of Uniontown; two granddaughters; one grandson; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Oral Grover of Dunbar; a brother-in-law, John Earl Ryan of Dunbar; a sister-in-law, Mary "Mamie" Ryan of Dunbar; and nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the Burhans-Crouse Funeral Home, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held on Friday, Dec. 5, at 1 p.m.


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


Violet G. “Vi” McVey, 83, of Uniontown, formerly of Dunbar, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, in Mount Macrina Manor. She was born Feb. 9, 1920, in Dunbar a daughter of the late Chalmer Wilson and the late Anna Hawk. She was a self-employed beautician. She is survived by her son, James Thomas McVey II and his wife, Jean of Uniontown; two granddaughters; Elaine Hughes and husband Tim of Dunbar and Mary Gluvna and husband John of Uniontown; one grandson, James Thomas “JT” McVey III and wife Patti of Dunbar; four great-grandchildren, John, Derek and Cassie Gluvna and James Thomas McVey IV; a brother, Oral Grover of Dunbar; a brother-in-law, John Earl Ryan of Dunbar; a sister-in-law, Mary “Mamie” Ryan of Dunbar; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, James Thomas McVey; and an infant son, Richard Lee McVey.

Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held on Friday, Dec. 5, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jeffrey Popson officiating. Interment in Franklin Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, December, 2003

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bullet Anna MCWILLIAMS died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(12)

Anna McWilliams, 71, Dies Tuesday
One of Fayette county's most eminent residents, Mrs. Anna Gue McWilliams, aged 71, died at 3:40 Tuesday afternoon, August 16, at the family residence in McClellandtown. Death came as a sudden shock to her friends. Mrs. McWilliams was a postmaster at McClellandtown for many years.
Mrs. McWilliams was born in German township where she resided practically her entire life. She taught school in the township for 19 years and was an outstanding member of the Second Presbyterian church of Uniontown.
Active in the Oxford class of the Second church, the W. C. T. U. and past officer of the G. A. R. Auxiliary, Mrs. McWilliams was devoted to her religious following and pursued a Christian life of esteemed character.
She was a daughter of John W. and Elizabeth Allton Gue. In 1894 she was married to Harry W. McWilliams, who passed away 38 years ago.
Surviving are two daughters, Jessie Elizabeth, wife of Jack Gallatin, of Uniontown, and Zana Pearl, wife of George Ache, Jr., of McClellandtown; one niece, Mrs. Charles? ????, and a nephew, John Gray, of Uniontown.
Friends and members of the organizations with which she was affiliated, will be received at the home of Mrs. Ache, in McClellandtown, after 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
Brief funeral rites will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in Ache residence, followed by additional services in Church Hill Presbyterian church at 3 o'clock. Rev. David Hunter, pastor of the church, will officiate, and burial will follow in the church cemetery.
(Herald - Aug 17 '38)


Anna M. McWILLIAMS (1905-1995)

ANNA M. McWILLIAMS

   Anna M. McWilliams, 89, of Akron, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, June 7, 1995. She was born Sept. 10, 1905, in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of the late Elmer and Bessie Baer Miller. She attended “The Chapel” in Akron, Ohio for over 17 years. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John McWilliams on Dec. 5, 1981; by a son, J. Robert McWilliams; and a sister, Marie O’Hern. Surviving are three sons, Charles McWilliams and his wife, Eileen of Akron, Ohio, Paul A. McWilliams of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Thomas R. McWilliams of Cleveland, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the GRANT R. TOWNSEND FUNERAL HOME, 220 South Main St., Masontown, Pa., on Saturday, June 10, from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon, the hour of service, with the Rev. Curt Nies officiating. Interment will be in the Greendale Cemetery, Masontown, R.D.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

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Grace Ford McWILLIAMS ( -1995)

GRACE McWILLIAMS

   Grace (Ford) McWilliams, 69, of Penn Hills, formerly of Fredericktown, R.D. 1, died Aug. 18, 1995. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Don (Carol) Ritter of Export, Pa., and Mrs. James (Marlene) McKinnon of New Kensington, Pa.; one son, Richard D. McWilliams, of Cranberry Township; two grandchildren; four sisters, Virginia Fowkes of Cleveland, Ohio, Anne Deleonardo of Utica, N.Y., Mabel Yanosky and Violet Myers, both of Richeyville; two brothers, William Ford of Twinsburg, Ohio and Lloyd Ford of Richeyville; and many nieces and nephews. Interment was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Penn Hills. The Greenlee Funeral Home of Beallsville handled arrangements.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1995

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James Blaine McWILLIAMS (1908-1964)

J. B. McWILLIAMS

   James Blaine McWillliams, 55, of Water St., Dunbar , died this morning in Connellsville State General Hospital. He was born March 4, 1908, near Brownsville. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Gaynell Miller McWilliams; seven sons, Gerald of Dunbar, and Kenneth, Samuel, George, Robert, Randy and Eric at home; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Juanita) James of Painsville, Ohio, and Bessie and Darlene at home; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Bufano of Lemont Furnace, and Mrs. Helen Humpheries of Morrell; two half-brothers, Joseph L. Watson of Dunbar and Samuel H. Watson of Morrell. The body was taken to the Burhans funeral home, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, February 1, 1964, page 2, column 3


McWILLIAMS RITES

   The funeral service for James Blaine McWilliams of Dunbar was held this afternoon at the Burhans funeral home at Dunbar. The Rev. Lewis Hunter officiated. Interment was in Franklin Cemetery at Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, February 3, 1964, page 17, column 4

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Robert Glenn McWREATH (1915-1995)

ROBERT G. McWREATH

   Robert Glenn McWreath, 79, of Normalville, R.D.1, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 1995, in Henry Clay Villa, Markleysburg, Pa. He was born Nov. 19, 1915, in Washington, Pa., a son of late Harry C. and Mona Williams McWreath. He was a Protestant by faith. He retired from Anchor Hocking Glass Corp. after 26 year of service in 1978. He held the position of supervisor and project engineer in the mold department. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, having served as a bombardier aboard the N.T.S. Bainbridge. He received the U.S. Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Medal. He is survived by his wife, Jane Tilton McWreath, to whom he was married 55 years on June 12; a daughter, Carol M. Smith of Exton, Pa.; a granddaughter, Kristin Tilton Smith of Avalon, N.J.; two brothers, David R. McWreath of Pinehurst, N.C., and Harry C. McWreath of Arlington, Va. He was predeceased by a son Kelly McWreath; and a grandson, Theodore Carlton Smith IV. Friends and relatives will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the hour of a memorial service, with the Rev. Dr. Marvin Watson officiating. Interment, for immediate family only, will follow in the Washington Cemetery, Washington, Pa. In lieu of flow- remainder of obituary is missing


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1995

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Gladys MEADE ( -1934)

MRS. GLADYS MEADE DIES AT DUNBAR

Mrs. Gladys Meade, colored, died Sunday morning at 12:30 o’clock at her home at Church Hill, Dunbar, of complications. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Meade, and three children, Russell, Donald, and Eddie Fred, all at home. Mrs. Irene Walker of Pittsburg, Mrs. Eva Jackson of Cumberland, Md., Mrs. Esther Minerd of Cumberland, Md., are surviving sisters. The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the late home with Rev. R. D. Epps of Connellsville officiating. Interment will be made in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, September 17, 1934, page 6, column 5


DUNBAR NEWS

Mrs. Gladys Meade, colored, age 41 years, wife of Joseph Meade, died at her home on Speers Hill on Sunday morning at 12:30 o'clock, following a short illness. She is survived by her husband, three sons, Russell, Donald, and Eddie Fred, all at home and three sisters. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, with the Rev. R. D. Epps, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Connellsville, officiating. Internment Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, September 19, 1934, page 9, column 4

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George MEADOWS ( -1940)

GEORGE MEADOWS

   George Meadows, 51, prominent district resident for many years, died at 2 o’clock Wednesday morning at his home in the Veochio building, Uniontown, after an illness of more than nine years. He was a former employee of the H.C. Frick Coke Company, but for the last three years he had been an invalid, unable to work. His death was due to complications. Surviving are his wife, Maudie May Smith Meadows, the following children: Mrs. Hazel Christine Hillen, Smithfield; Mrs. Delia Carter, Smithfield; Mrs. Celia May Young, Freeport, PA.; Mrs. Cora Phillips, Corona, Ala.; Mrs. Elsie Carroll, Fairchance; George, Jr. and Clarence, of Uniontown; Curtis of Dayton, Oh.; William Franklin, Howard Denson, Charles Richard and Elsie May, all at home. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Ernest Adams, Uniontown; Mrs. Eula Hunley, Lawrenceville, Ill.; and Mrs. Florence Elliott, Johnson City, Ill.; and one brother, James, Tacoma, Wash. Funeral arrangements in charge of O.S. Vance, of Smithfield, will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 19, 1940, page 3, column 3


MEADOWS SERVICES

   Funeral services for George Meadows, aged 61, who died Wednesday morning, September 18, 1940, at his home in the Vecchio building, Uniontown, will be conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Andrew Carroll, 39 Morgantown street, Fairchance. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Baptist church cemetery at Old Frame.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, September 20, 1940, page 8, column 4

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Howard D. MEADOWS, Sr. (1925-2008)

   Howard D. Meadows, Sr., 83, of Smithfield, Pa., passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2008, in the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, PA. He was born September 7, 1925, in Collier, Georges Township, Pa., son of the now late George W. Meadows and Maude Watson Meadows. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Pearl Wolfe Meadows and the following brothers and sisters, G.W. Meadows, Bill Meadows, Richard Meadows, Elsie Young, Diller Carter and Hazel Hillen. Mr. Meadows was a retired Steel Worker having retired from United State Steel Homestead Works and a member of the United Steel Workers. He was also a veteran of World War II serving with the United States Army. He is survived by three sons: Howard “Denny” Meadows and wife Barbara of Lake Lynn, Pa., William Curtis Meadows and wife Terri of Smithfield, Pa., and Terry Lee Meadows and his friend Malissa of Smithfield, Pa., four grandchildren: Jan School and husband Norman of Erie, Pa., Shelley Meadows and fiancee Nicholas Foster, also of Erie, Pa., and Travis and Brian at home; one sister, Elsie Mae Krzton of Uniontown, Pa. The family will receive friends in the John F. Brownfield Funeral Home, Smithfield, Pa., on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, November 15, 2008 until 11 a.m. when services will be conducted with the Rev. George W. McLaughlin officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa. General George C. Marshall AMVETS, Post 103, Hopwood, will accord Full Military Rites at the cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 14, 2008

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Maude MEADOWS ( -1964)

MEADOWS, MRS. MAUDE— Aged 74, Smithfield, died Sunday, May 3, 1964 at 5:10 pm, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Victor Carter, Washington Way, Smithfield. In addition to Mrs. Carter, she is survived by these children: Hazel Hillen, Smithfield; Elsie Krzton, Uniontown; Celia Young, Freeport; Cora Phillips, Carrie Nix, and Clara, Jasper, Ala; Delia Carter and Howard Meadows, Smithfield; G. W. Meadows, Uniontown; Charles R. Meadows, Rockwood, Mich; William F. Meadows, Louisville, Ky; Clarence Meadows, Jasper, Ala; Curtis Meadows, Nevada; one foster son Harry Rogers, Fla; forty grandchildren; fifty great grandchildren; one sister, Delia Watson, Dora, Ala; one brother, Walter Smith, Jasper, Ala. She was a member of the Church of God, Smithfield. Friends will be received in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Victor Carter, Washington Way, Smithfield after 7 this evening until Wednesday at 2 p.m., the hour of service. Rev. Chad Summerville will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Smithfield, under the direction of the James B. Vance Funeral Home, Smithfield.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 4, 1964, page 15, column 8

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Andrea Otto MEANS (1961-2011)

   Andrea Otto Means, age 49, of East Millsboro, Pa., passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011 in UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born July 24, 1961 in Brownsville, Pa., daughter of Joseph Otto and Alby Opolinsky Otto. Andrea was employed at Grindstone Foodland, for the past 19 years and was a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with a degree in accounting. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Means, her parents, a sister, Carol Ann Dadison and brothers, Louis James 'Jim' Otto and Joseph T. Otto. Surviving are her fiancé, Charles 'Ed' Yocabet, Jr. of East Millsboro, Pa.; daughter, Nicole Means of Brownsville, Pa.; a sister, Angela Geller and husband, John of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; brothers: Jack Otto of Cleveland, Ohio and Carl 'Tony' Otto and partner, Tom Rounds of Parma Heights, Ohio; nieces: Anastasia and Jessica, her fiancé’s family: Granny, Marie Yocabet, Dad, Charles Yocabet, Sr., John and Carol Mantenuti, Charlotte and Jeff Hawk, Kathy Rummell, Marie Vernon, Ashley Yocabet and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME, 1 Legion St., Republic, Pa., on Friday, March 25, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at which time a Blessing Service will be held with Rev. Father James Clark officiating.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 24, 2011

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Clyde E. MEANS (1929-2007)

Clyde E. Means
Butler
Formerly of Dawson

Clyde E. Means, 77, of Butler, formerly of Dawson, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, at Valencia Woods. He was born Oct. 24, 1929, in Frank, a son of the late Clyde E. Means Sr. and the late Ruth M. (Miller) Means. He attended Phillip G. Cochran United Methodist Church in Dawson. He was a member of Butler Bocce Association and Butler Moose Club. He enjoyed NASCAR and sports. He worked as a dispatcher for Chemical Leaman Tank Lines Inc. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Brian (Ruth) Greenert, of Butler; his dog and best friend, Sammy; a sister, Mrs. John (Phyllis) Ansell, of Prospect; a brother, Richard A. Means, of Scottdale; and nieces, nephews and great-nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise (Giles) Means, and an infant brother, Charles Means. Friends will be received from 5 until time of service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, at the YOUNG FUNERAL HOME LTD., Butler, with Pastor Lisa Grant, of Christ Community United Methodist Church, officiating. A memorial service will be held at Phillip G. Cochran United Methodist Church, Grimson & Howard streets, Dawson, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007, with the Rev. Paul Inks officiating. Interment to follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. Information available at www.youngfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, August 22, 2007

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Evelyn F. MEANS (1913-2009)

   Evelyn F. Means, age 96, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania died Saturday, December 19, 2009. Evelyn was born on July 15, 1913 in German Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. She was predeceased by her husband, George W. Means. She is survived by a Son, Terry Means and wife Alice, Bolton, Connecticut; Brother, Jack Flesher and wife Gerry, and a Special Great Niece, Melody Boyd, all of Uniontown Pennsylvania; also numerous other Nieces and Nephews. Friends will be received in the BARNETT-SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME at 680 Cherry Tree Lane, Uniontown, on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. where Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 11 a.m. with Rev. William Rodahaver officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Uniontown Public Library, Jefferson Street, Uniontown, PA 15401.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, December, 2009

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George MEANS ( -1918)

GEORGE MEANS DIES

Well Known Young Man Victim of
Pneumonia in France

   A telegram received this morning by Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Means of Poplar Grove said their son, George means, had died of pneumonia in France on November 9. A letter received a few days ago said that a brother, Rainey, had been wounded in action. It is believed the wound is slight. A third brother, Chester, is in France.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Evening, November 29, 1918, page 1, column 4


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.

   George Means, Poplar Grove, pneumonia, in France, November 9.


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

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Gerald W. MEANS (1943-2010)

Gerald W. Means
Dunbar Township

Gerald W. "Jerry" Means, 67, of Dunbar Township, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2010, in Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Feb. 12, 1943, in Dunbar Township, a son of the late Lloyd Thomas "Red" Means and Olive Velma (O'Neal) Means. Jerry was Protestant by faith. He was the founder and member of First Covenant Church of Jesus Christ, in Dawson. He was formerly employed by Alcoa Aluminum, in Michigan, and then Wilson Freight. Jerry then built and established Means Personal Care Home and also was co-owner of Tom and Jerry's Medical Services with his brother, Tom Means. He was a well known and prominent businessman in the area for many years. Jerry was a 32nd Degree Mason and member of James Cochran Lodge No. 64 F&AM, Uniontown Lodge of Perfection, Scottish Rite of Pittsburgh, and a member of the Elks and Slovak Club, in Connellsville. He enjoyed flying his airplane, in which he became an EAA flight instructor, riding his motorcycle and traveling with his wife, Judy. Jerry is survived by his wife of 33 years, Judy K. (O'Neal) Means; four daughters, Melissa A. Means and Lauri L. Means, both of Mt. Pleasant, Pamela S. (Means) Thomas and Carrie F. Myers and husband, Bryce, all of Connellsville; 10 grandchildren; one great- granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Jerry was predeceased by a brother, Thomas L. Means. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 South First St., West Side Connellsville, and until 10:30 a.m. Monday, the hour of service with Pastor Roger Richter officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Pleasant Valley, Bullskin Township. Masonic members will hold a ritual at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Heavens Family, P.O. Box 12854, Pittsburgh, PA 15241.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, March 6, 2010

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Harry MEANS ( -1922)

HARRY MEANS

   Harry Means, two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. MEANS, of Percy (Fayette County, Pa.) died Wednesday morning, February 22, 1922 at 8:30 o'clock. The child had been ill two weeks with pneumonia. He is survived by his parents and four brothers and one sister: Paul, Jessie, Joseph, Norval, and Robert Means, all at home. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Percy M. P. Church. The pastor Rev. T. W. Calhouen will conduct the services. Interment will be in charge of Funeral Director J. T. Burhans, of Dunbar, Pa., and will take place in the Percy Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 23, 1922, page 9, column 2

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bullet Jacob MEANS died in 1912. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(70)

Connellsville, PA Weekly Courier Thursday, November 14, 1912

BULLSKIN VETERAN DEAD
Jacob Means Aged 65 Years Succumbs to Paralytic Stroke
Jacob Means aged 65 years and 27 days, a Civil War veteran, and a resident of Bullskin Twp. the greater part of his life, died Monday afternoon at 5:20 o'clock at the home of son Charles Means, near Johnson School, Bullskin Twp.
Mr. Means was born at Jones Mills. He was twice married. His first wife, who was Miss Celesta Whipkey, died about 30 years ago. To the union five children were born, three of whom survive, Mrs. Albert Shank, Connellsville; Mrs. Emmett Halfhill, Pennsville; and Mrs Harry Collins, Vandergraft. His second wife was Miss Minnie Coughenour,. Of this union, one son Charles Means Survives. The second Mrs. Means died about 16 years ago. The following brothers and sisters survive; the Rev. J.H Means who resides with his daughter, Mrs. John K. Dunhara, of Connellsville, and with West Newton relatives; Thomas Means of Fairview Farm, Dunbar Township; William K. Means, Vanderbilt; Mrs. Elizabeth Reese, Johns Mills, and Mrs. Hiram Richter, Snydertown.
NOTE
This obituary states that Jacob's second wife was Minnie Coughenour, but census records of Bullskin Twp. 1880 find Jacob living with wife Annie with Charles a 4 month infant. Also Jacob is buried in Mt. Olive Cem. with wife Celesta on one side and wife Annie on the other. Annie died March 05, 1883 ( no obituary has been found


bullet James H. MEANS died in 1913. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(121)

Venerable Minister Died Friday at Daughter's Home.
James H. Means, son of Samuel Means and Catherine Shaffer Means, who died on Friday, January 24 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry McLaughlin at West Newton, at the age of 86 years, was born near Johnstown, April 24, 1826.
He was married to Miss Sophia Murphy, daughter of Daniel and Marguerite Murphy in 1850, the latter having died in 1862. The following children survive: William C., Poplar Grove, Connellsville; Mrs. Mary Minerd, Connellsville; Mrs. Eliza Dunham, Connellsville; Mrs. Catherine Crossland, Connellsville; Miss Sue Means, Pennsville; Mrs. Marguerite McLaughlin, West Newton.
In the year 1862 he was again married to Miss Lucinda Morris, who died in the year 1911, no children being born to this union. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Mrs. Elizabeth Reese, Jones Mills; Mrs Henrietta Richter; Thomas Means, Connellsville; William K. Means, Vanderbilt.
Funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. H. McLaughlin, Sunday, January 26 at 3:00 P.M.. Interment in the West Newton Cemetery.
Mr. Means moved with his parents from Johnstown when they settled in Fayette county in the year 1834. He was educated in Fayette and Westmoreland counties. He was engaged at farming for 18 years on the William C. Johnson farm near Connellsville, where all of his children were born; was converted to the Christian faith under the influence of Rev. John Heckornell, an organizer of the Church of God. In the year 1865, when he became a minister of that denomination and served in that capacity for 48 years.


bullet John L. MEANS died in 1863. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(4)

MEANS- At his residence in Alexandria, Clark co, Mo., Sept. 18th, ' 63, of Flux, Rev. John L. Means, of the Methodist Protestant Church, formerly a citizen of Uniontown, Pa.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Dec. 31, 1863.
Vol 3, No. 47, pg 2, col. 7.


bullet John L. MEANS died in 1863. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(4)


MEANS - At the residence of his father, Rev. John L. Means, Sept. 14th, '63, J. Wesley Means, of Consumption, caused by exposure to camp life.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Dec. 31, 1863.
Vol 3, No. 47, pg 2, col. 7.


John R. MEANS (1953-2004)

John R. Means
Connellsville

John R. Means, 50, of Englishman Hill, Connellsville, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, as the result of an automobile accident. He was born Nov. 14, 1953, in Mount Pleasant, a son of John W. and Charlotte Ann Schwartz Means of Connellsville. He was a Protestant by faith and attended Mount Olive Evangelical Church of North America. John worked for Bombardier Transportation Corp. of West Mifflin in its quality control department for 28 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. His favorite hobby was collecting models of John Deere tractors. John was married to Sandra Ann Anastasion Means for 29 years, who also was a victim of the same automobile accident. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, John Means and his wife, Stacy, of Alverton; a daughter, Lynn Ann Means of Dickerson Run and her fiance, Robert W. (Bob) Johnson, also of Dickerson Run; two grandchildren, Jordan and Jacob Means of Alverton; a brother, Robert A. Means of Uniontown; two sisters, Janet L. Romesburg and husband, Keith, and Karen R. Nichelson and husband, Anthony, all of Connellsville. The family will receive friends in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and Monday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Pastor Ray Keefer officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Olive Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, January 3, 2004

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John S. MEANS, Jr. (1921-2007)

John S. Means Jr.
Perryopolis

John S. "Jack" Means Jr., 86, of Perryopolis, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2007 in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. A son of the late John S. Sr. and Ida Bennett Means, he was born in Newell on March 3, 1921. Jack was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Belle Vernon, where he had served as an elder, the F&AM Gummert Lodge 252, the Uniontown Lodge of Perfection, the Consistory and Syria Shrine, both of Pittsburgh. A resident of Perryopolis since 1952, he was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and retired in 1983 from the Allenport plant of Wheeling- Pittsburgh Steel Company. Survivors include one son and daughter-in- law, Rick and Pam Means, of Sinnemahoning; one daughter, Denise Engle, of Chalk Hill; two sisters, Gail Anderson, of Columbus, Ga., and Norma Legg, of Perryopolis; three grandchildren, Todd Means, of Glenwood Springs, Colo., Dr. John Ryan Means, of Pittsburgh, and Brittany Engle, of Chalk Hill; and a special friend and caregiver, Jackie Clawson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorcas A. Means, on April 13, 1997; and one sister, Ruth Williams. Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., www.fergusonfuneralhomeandcrematory.com, (724- 929-5300), 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon. Funeral services will be Monday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Richard Klein officiating. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery. Officers and members of the First Presbyterian Church will meet in the funeral home at 2 p.m., and F&AM Lodge 252 will meet at 7 p.m. to hold services, both on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, September 8, 2007

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Joy Ellen King MEANS (1912-2004)

   Joy Ellen King Means of Pennsylvania and Tampa, Florida, died Saturday, August 21, 2004, in Morgantown, West Virginia. She was born in Hillsdale, Indiana County, Pa., on December 11, 1912, to Besse V. (Smith) King and the Rev. William B. King, the Pastor of Percy Methodist Church in the mid-1930's. Joy was preceded in death by two brothers, Smith F. King and William H. King, her husband, Charles Milton Means, and her parents. She is survived by four children: Milton W. Means and his spouse Jean Sisler Means, Gail E. (Pope) Bossart and her spouse Steven Bossart, Mary Ellen Means Neumeister and David K. Means and his spouse Doris Dash Means; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren; a sister, Geraldine King MacWilliams; and two brothers: Leonard E. King and Guy R. King. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2004, at 11 a.m. in FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 106 North Street, West Newton, Pa. Pastor David King Means will officiate. Burial will be beside her husband, Charles Milton Means (1909-1976), in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa. Charles was the youngest son of W. H. Means, M.D., and Sibyl Carroll Means of Percy, Pa. Donations collected through this church for "Joy Ellen King Means Memorial". RSVP for luncheon following, please call 724-872-7900. Services were provided by the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC. AT SYLVAN HEIGHTS CEMETERY, A Dignity Memorial Provider, 602 North Gallatin Avenue Extension, Uniontown, PA 15401.


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

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bullet Laura MEANS died in 1896. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(70)

Obituary in Connellsville, Pa Weekly Courier dated Friday Dec 4 , 1896
MEANS---At her home near Gilmore's Mill, Bullskin Township, Miss Laura Means, aged 27 years, on Friday Morning, November 27th, 1896. Deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Means. The funeral took place on Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Internment to Mt. Olive Cemetery. Services were held at the Mt. Olive Church before burial, conducted by her pasture, Rev. Thomas Thiriwell, assisted by Rev. Sanner


Lloyd T. MEANS (1913-2005)

Lloyd T. Means
Dunbar Township

Lloyd T. (Red) Means, 91, of Dunbar Township, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2005, at home and went to be with Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior. He was born Sept. 16, 1913, in Fayette County, a son of the late Charles and Lilly Grace Eicher Means. Red was Protestant by faith and attended the Calvary Assembly of God Church in South Connellsville. He worked for the Overholt Whiskey Distillery and then for the township in Dunbar for 20 years. He farmed his land and raised cattle most of his life. Red was always ready to plow gardens for many of his neighbors and friends when called upon. He also did carpenter work for many years. He is survived by a son, Gerald "Jerry" Means and his wife, Judy, of Dunbar Township; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; six great-great- grandchildren; and a special friend, Bessie Gabelt, of Connellsville. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Olive V. O'Neal Means; five sisters, Olive G. Corteal, Cora E. Franks, Pearl L. Sekres, Esther O'Neal and Nanna Mae Work; two brothers, Clyde E. Means and Charles E. Means; a son, Thomas Means; a grandchild; and great-grandchild. 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. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Pastor Matthew Goldsberry officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, March 11, 2005

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Minnie Isabelle MEANS (1875-1931)

Mrs. Minnie Means
Dies Very Suddenly
From Heart Attack

   Mrs. Minnie Isabelle Means, 55 years old, well-known and lifelong resident of Connellsville, wife of Albert J. Means, died suddenly at 10 o'clock Monday night at her home at 129 East Church place from a heart condition. Mrs. Means, the daughter of the late S. S. and Louise Crossland Bishop was born on June 6, 1875, in Carnegie avenue. She had spent all her life in this city. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Albert William, aged 10 years and one daughter, Francis Louise, aged 18 years, both at home and two brothers, William C. Bishop of West Crawford avenue and J. Carl Bishop of Jefferson street. Mrs. Means was a member of the Christian Church, the Women’s Benefit Association and Protected Home Circle. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon. There will be a brief service at the late home at 2 o'clock followed by a full one at 2:30 o'clock at the Christian Church. Rev. Eugene N. Duty, her pastor, will officiate. Burial will be made in Hill Grove Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday Evening, February 24, 1931, page 1 column 2

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Phoebe MEANS ( -1922)

MRS. PHOEBE MEANS

   Mrs. Phoebe Means, aged 65 years, seven months and six days, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Fowler, of near Cheat Haven, Monday afternoon, Feb. 27, 1922, at 3 o’clock following an attack of paralysis suffered sometime ago. She is survived by one son, Ernest Means of near Ruble, and one brother, Forbes Blaney of Masontown, W. Va., in addition to her daughter Mrs. Fowler. Funeral services will be held at her late home Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock and later at the Springhill church. Interment in the Springhill cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 1, 1922, page 11, column 6

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bullet Rebecca Strawbridge Crossland MEANS died in 1920. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(121)

Rebecca Strawbridge (Crossland) Means died on Friday, September 17, 1920.  From the Connellsville, PA Weekly Courier, Thursday, September 23, 1920:
Mrs. William K. Means
Mrs. Rebecca Crossland Means, 65 years old, wife of William K. Means, died Friday at her home at Vanderbilt after an illness of seven months. Mrs. Means was born in Bullskin township on April 3, 1855, a daughter of the late Richard and Eliza Crossland whose home was on a farm near Breakneck. She spent her early life on the farm, but for the past 30 years has resided at Vanderbilt. She was married April 6, 1873 to Mr. Means. Besides her husband she is survived by five sons and three daughters: Joseph T. Means, Herbert works; Mrs. Louise Shallenberger, Vanderbilt; Samuel R. Means, at home; K. L. Means, Vanderbilt; William M. Means, Lemont; Bert S. Means, at home; Mrs. C. K. Shallenberger, Vanderbilt, and Mrs. Earl D. Riley, Scottdale. She leaves also the following brothers and sister: Christopher, William and I. P. Crossland, in and near Connellsville; George and Charles Crossland, Mount Pleasant; Eli Crossland, Latrobe; James G. Crossland, Revere, and Mrs. Norman Washabaugh, near Wooddale, Bullskin township. There are 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mrs. Means lived at Vanderbilt for 30 years and enjoyed a wide circle of friends. She was married on the old home farm and lived on part of it for about 15 years, following which the family located at Vanderbilt, where it has resided continually since. Mrs. Means was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 o'clock at the home and at 2:30 at the Methodist Episcopal church at Vanderbilt by Rev. S.W. Bryan. Interment will be in Dickerson Run cemetery.
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A later newspaper article:
Card of Thanks.
 W. K. Means and family take this means of thanking all those who kindly gave their help and sympathy during the sickness and subsequent death of their dear wife and mother. Also to thank those who sent flowers, and loaned their automobiles.  They also wish to thank the singers and to express their appreciation to all their friends for all the kindnesses extended them.


Raymond G. MEANS (1935-2007)

Raymond G. Means
Bullskin

Raymond G. Means, 72, of Bullskin passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 24, 2007 in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, surrounded and comforted by his loving family. Ray was born April 25, 1935 in Bullskin, a son of the late John and Florence Hillen Means. He was a member of Mt. Olive Church. He was a truck driver, having retired from Chemical Lehman Tank Lines. Ray enjoyed traveling with his wife. He loved boating, fishing and all outdoor activities. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. He was awarded the OCC Medal Germany, National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He was a life member of VFW Post 21 and regular member of American Legion Post 301. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Vanessa Geary Means; sons, Raymond Means Jr. and wife Collette of Searcy, Ark., Hobie Weimer and Brenda of Hughesville, Md., daughters, Toni Ray Cooper of Slippery Rock, Gerri Ann Yeagla and husband Bart of Connellsville and Rene Means of Greensburg; grandchildren, Lindi, Charley, Bon, Rayel, Sara, Teressa, Kadence, Ryan and Kori; great grandchildren, Abygal and Gavin; two sisters, Verna Cable and Thelma Richter and husband Lloyd, all of Connellsville; two brothers, John Means and wife Charlotte, Gilbert Means and wife Janie, all of Connellsville; a special sister-in-law, Donna Jefferies of Yardly; a special brother-in-law Glen Geary of Connellsville; a special son-in-law Rod Mulroy; and his pet dog and companion Pebbles. In addition to his parents, Ray was predeceased by a sister, Catherine Miller and brothers James and Ronnie Means. Friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, the hour of the service with Pastor Barry Witt officiating.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, December 26, 2007

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Samuel Richard MEANS (1877-1941)

SAMUEL R. MEANS

   Samuel Richard Means, 64, of Dawson, died in Connellsville hospital Thursday afternoon at 2:40 o’clock following a lengthy illness. He was born in Bullskin township, August 27, 1877, the son of the late W. K. and Rebecca Crossland Means. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Louise Randall of Vanderbilt; Mrs. Odessa Reiley of Scottdale, and Mrs. C. K. Shallenberger of Dawson and three brothers, Joseph T. of Herbert; Kelly L. of Lambert and Bert S. of Vanderbilt. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock, DST, in the Cochran Memorial church of Dawson. Rev. Leonard H. Hoover, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Dickerson Run Union cemetery with Frank B. Galley of Vanderbilt, in charge.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, June 20, 1941, page 7, column 4

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Samuel W. MEANS (1909-1967)

S. W. MEANS

   Samuel W. Means, 58, of Newell Road, Fayette City, R.D. 1, died unexpectedly at 5:10 p.m. Saturday at Newell. He was born Jan 26, 1909, at Newell, a son of the late John and Isalona Dugan Means. He was a member of the Newell Methodist Church, and was employed by the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad as a car repairman. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Betty Lee Thompson Means, a son, John Carl at home, three daughters, Mrs. Harriet Given of Fayette City, R. D. 1, Mrs. Pennie Christofel of Clarton, and Peggy at home; two brothers, George and James of Fayette City, R. D. 1, four sisters, including Mrs. Clarabelle Funk of Newell, four grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the McCrory Funeral home, Fayette City, with the Rev. John R. Donley officiating. Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 4, 1967, page 15, column 5

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Sandra Ann MEANS (1955-2004)

Sandra Ann Means
Connellsville

Sandra Ann Means, 48, of Englishman Hill, Connellsville, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, as the result of an automobile accident. She was born Aug. 18, 1955, in Connellsville, a daughter of Robert M. and Ruth O. Basinger Anastasion of Connellsville. She was a Protestant by faith and member of Central Fellowship Church. She was employed by D&K Stores of Mount Pleasant as a clerk. Sandra enjoyed spending time with her family and vacationing at the seashore. Sandra was married to John R. Means for 29 years, who also was a victim of the same automobile accident. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a son, John Means and wife, Stacy, of Alverton; a daughter, Lynn Ann Means of Dickerson Run and her fiancé Robert W. (Bob) Johnson, also of Dickerson Run; two grandchildren, Jordan and Jacob Means of Alverton; a brother, Dennis Robert Anastasion and wife, Cheryl, of Scottdale; two sisters, Connie Lee Traynor and husband, Michael, and Kathleen Krumanacker and husband, Art, all of Connellsville. The family will receive friends in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and Monday until 11 a.m., the hour of service with Pastor Ray Keefer officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Olive Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, January 3, 2004

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bullet Thomas MEANS died in 1916. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(121)

Thomas Means died on Saturday, April 22, 1916. From the Connellsville, PA  Weekly Courier, Thursday, April 27, 1916:
THOMAS MEANS
Thomas Means, 76 years old, a veteran of the Civil War and widely known in Fayette county died Saturday at his home near Twelfth street, West Side, following an illness of paralysis. Mr. Means had two strokes of paralysis and his death was not unexpected. Deceased was born in Bullskin township and was a farmer for a number of years, having resided on the DuShane farm, the Clark Collins farm and the Johnson-Gallagher farm, the latter in Dunbar Township. After leaving the latter farm Mr. Means bought a property in which he was residing at the time of his death. He served thorough out the Civil War, being honorably discharged at the close. He was a member of Company K, Seventh Pennsylvania Cavalry and was one of a few surviving members in Connellsville. He married Miss Susan Eicher, who with the following children survive. Richard, Thomas and Sadie Means at home; Mrs. Elizabeth Kerfoot of Akron, O.; and Mrs. James Saunders of Flint, Mich. Deceased was a member of the Methodist Protestant Church, and of the William F.  Kurtz Post No. 104, Grand army of the Republic.


Thomas D. MEANS (1947-2006)

Thomas D. Means
Connellsville

Thomas D. Means, 59, of Connellsville, Bullskin Township, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a sudden bout with acute leukemia and went to be with the Lord. He was born April 19, 1947, in Connellsville, a son of Betty Means Gallagher, of Connellsville, and the late James D. Means. He was Protestant by faith and a former member of the Connellsville Church of God for more than 20 years. Recently, he was a member of the Breakneck Church of God in Bullskin Township. He was employed at Gilmore Mill Store as a stock boy for 20 years. He loved people and always greeted his family and friends with a beautiful smile and hug. He enjoyed going to baseball games and was an avid Elvis fan. Tommy enjoyed impersonating Elvis for his family and friends. In addition to his mother, Tommy is survived by a brother, James W. Means, and wife Linda, of South Connellsville; a sister, Sherryn Keefer, and husband William, of Connellsville; the following nieces and nephews, Jamie Halfhill Falo and husband Michael, Dennis Halfhill and wife Rochelle, Colby Means and fiance Molly, Kelly Keefer, Loren Means and fiance Jacque Billheimer and Kenzie Keefer; great-nieces and nephews, Alexa and Gage Falo, Fallyn Means, Brody and Bryar Halfhill; special friends, Richard Means, Joe Mancuso, Joe Sembower and Fritzy Rulli. He was predeceased by his father, James D. Means, on July 17, 2006. Family and friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side Connellsville, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Additional viewings will be held in the Breakneck Church of God from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, the hour of service with the Rev. Joseph Wingrove and the Rev. Matthew P. Goldsberry officiating. Interment will follow in Greenridge Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105, in memory of Thomas D. Means.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, August 8, 2006

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Wilda R. MEANS (1931-2008)

Wilda R. Means
Connellsville

Wilda R. Means, 77, of Connellsville, (Bullskin Township), passed away peacefully, Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at her home, while surrounded and comforted by her loving family. She was born Jan. 18, 1931, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late John and Iva Breakiron Lynch. Wilda was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1948. She was also a graduate of Franklin Business School. Wilda had formerly worked as a bookkeeper for the former Keystone Fireworks Co. in Dunbar and later worked as a bookkeeper for the Connellsville Area School District Cafeteria. Wilda was a member of Wooddale Bible Brethren Church and had been a Sunday school teacher there. She also was a member and had served as treasurer of the church's Ladies Missionary Fellowship. Wilda was also a Girl Scout and Brownie leader for many years in Bullskin Township. Wilda will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her loving daughters, Sharon Finocchio and her husband, Thomas, of Altoona, Barbara Swink and her husband, Alan, of Connellsville, Junann Witt and her husband, the Rev. Barry Witt, of Connellsville, Jamie Evans and her husband, David, of Hempfield, and Penny Regish and her husband, Steve, of Connellsville; her grandchildren, Matthew, Timothy, Philip and David Witt, Tyler Swink, William and Andrew Evans and Nikolas Regish; her brother, Ronald Lynch and his wife, Margaret, of Leisenring; and her sisters, June Campbell and her husband, Samuel, of Coraopolis, and Darlene Zur, of Connellsville. In addition to her parents, Wilda was predeceased by her husband, William James "Jim" Means, in 1991. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville. Additional viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday in Faith Bible Church, Connellsville, with her son-in-law, the Rev. Barry Witt, and her pastor, the Rev. Geary Witt, officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to either Wooddale Bible Brethren Church or Faith Bible Church in memory of Wilda R. Means. To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, April 17, 2008

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bullet William Keslar MEANS died in 1923. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(121)

William Keslar Means died on Wednesday, August 1, 1923. From the Uniontown, PA Morning Herald, Thursday, Aug. 2, 1923:

WILLIAM KESLAR MEANS


William Keslar Means, aged 73 years, son of the late Samuel and Katherine Means, died Wednesday morning, August 1, 1923, at the home of his son-in-law, C. K. Shallenberger, of Vanderbilt, following a lengthily illness. He was born on a farm in Bullskin township, February 17, 1850, and lived in the vicinity of Connellsville all his life. On April 6, 1873, he was united in marriage to Rebecca Crossland who died September 17, 1920. To this union were born eight children, all of whom survive. They are: Joseph T., Kelly L., and Samuel R., of New Salem; Mrs. Earl D. Reiley, of Scottdale; William M., of Percy, and Mrs. Louise Shallenberger, Bert S. Means, and Mrs. C. K. Shallenberger, all of Vanderbilt. Eighteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive. The deceased served as assistant steward of the county home for seven years, resigning January 1, 1923, when his health broke down. In politics he was a staunch Republican. His illness became gradually worse, but his wonderful vitality enabled him to keep conscious to the last.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Shallenberger home followed by additional services at the Vanderbilt M. E. church of which he was a member. Rev. S.W. Bryan will conduct the services, being assisted by the Rev. C. H. Beall, pastor of the church. Interment will be in Dickerson Run Union Cemetery.
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A later newspaper article:
MEANS FUNERAL
The funeral of William Keslar Means, the former assistant steward of the County Home, was held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the M. E. church, Vanderbilt, Rev. C. H. Beall, the pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. S.W. Bryan, pastor of the M. E. church at Perryopolis. A sextet composed of W. E. Gray, C. C. Collins, Mrs. Paul Teichert, Mrs. Gray Hardy, Mrs. Frank Barricklow all of Vanderbilt and Mrs. Martha Charlesworth of Connellsville, sang "Sometime We'll Understand,"  "Saved by Grace," and "Abide with Me," accompanied by Miss Carrie Dull on the organ. The pallbearers were Messrs. J. D. Henderson, Lloyd Shallenberger, J. M. and L. M. Strickler, C. B. Arison and F. E. Oglevee. Burial was made in the Dickerson Run Union cemetery.

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A later newspaper article:
Card of Thanks
The family of the late William K. Means takes this means to thank all who so kindly extended their sympathy and assistance during the sickness and subsequent death. Also to thank the singers, those who sent flowers and donated their automobiles


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

Funeral services for William M. "Speaky" Means will be solemnized this afternoon.  Members of the cortege will meet at the home in North Union township at 2 o'clock and will proceed from there to the Percy Methodist Protestant church for services at 2:30.  Rev. William Kong, pastor of the church will preside, assisted by Rev. Thomas Charlesworth of Turtle Creek. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Vanderbilt.
(Genius - July 7, 1931)


bullet Elizabeth MEARL died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(15)

ELIZABETH MEARL
Mrs. Elizabeth Mearl died at 1:35 Tuesday afternoon in her home, 21 West Fayette Street, following a stroke, which she suffered Monday evening. She is survived by her husband, Floyd Mearl; two sons, Douglass and Donald; one daughter, Mrs. Albert Whoolery; her mother, Mrs. William Geska; three brothers, Raymond, Frank and Amos Whoolery and one sister, Edna Whoolery.
Mrs. Mearl was 41 years and 11 months old.
Funeral arrangements are to be announced.
Herald--February 24, 1937


Ellen MEASON ( -1871)

DIED

  MEASON— July 28, at the residence of her mother on Church street, Miss Ellen MEASON.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 3, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 30, page 3, column 7

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Lizzie MEASON died in 1864. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(21)

From the Genius of Liberty dated Thursday February 5, 1874
MEASON-At Buda, Illinois, Jan. 17, 1874, Lizzie Meason, wife of Albert D. Boal, and daughter of Sarah B. and Jacob Murphy dec'd. She was born near Mt. Braddock, Fayette Co. Pa.
 


Ernest MECKELBURG ( -1941)

MECKELBURG RITES

 Funeral services for Ernest Meckelburg, who died at his home, 436 Braddock avenue, Uniontown, Monday afternoon will be held at the family residence, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Herman Hunton Will, officiating. Burial will follow in Park Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 16, 1941, page 4, column 5

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John MEDLACK ( -1909)

PERRYOPOLIS BOY
DIES FROM INJURIES

John Medlack Run Over by Train
While on Trip With Departing
Cousin

   John Medlack, aged 19 years, an employee of the Washington Coal & Coke Company at Star Junction, met with an accident last evening which resulted in his death soon after his removal to Cottage State Hospital. Young Medlack asked lay off from his work yesterday to accompany his cousin to Layton, the latter being about to leave for the old country. The two boarded a freight train on the Elwell branch of the P. & L. E. railroad near Whitsett. When the train gathered a considerable speed Medlack attempted to step from one car to another. He missed his footing and fell beneath the wheels. He was brought to Connellsville and hurried to the Cottage State Hospital. The boy was in dying condition on his arrival at the hospital. He died about 9:30 o'clock. Both legs were badly crushed. The body was removed to Funeral Director J. L. Stader's rooms on West Main street and prepared for burial. Medlack has resided in Perryopolis for several years and was favorably known among the Americans as well as the foreigners.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, May 15, 1909, page 1, column 1

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George Andrew MEDVED (-1969)

MEDVED, GEORGE ANDREW— Age 72 years, of R. D. 3, Smithfield, died Wednesday, September 10, 1969, in the University Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va. He was a member of St. Hubert's R. C. Church and was a retired employee of the Hillman Coal Co. He was a member of UMWA Local, 6326. Surviving are his wife, Charlotte Martin Medved; two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Jean) Borsodi of Uniontown, and Mrs. Harry (Josephine) Speelman of Ambridge, Pa.; three sons, Harold M. of Beaver, Pa., Gerald M. of Smithfield, R.D., and Robert P. of Beaver, Pa., and thirteen grandchildren. Friends will be received after 7 p.m. this evening in the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion. Arrangements are incomplete. A Parish Vigil Service will be held in the funeral home Friday at 8 p.m.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 11, 1969, page 25, column 8


MEDVED, GEORGE ANDREW— Friends are being received in the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion until 10 a.m. Saturday, when brief prayers will be said. Requiem High mass will be intoned at 10:30 a.m. At St. Hubert's R. C. Church with the Rev. Fr. Anthony Wozniak as celebrant. Interment will be in Greendale Cemetery, Masontown. A Paris Vigil Service will be held in the funeral home today at 8 p.m.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, September 12, 1969, page 17, column 8

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Michael J. MEDVITS ( -1957)

MEDVITS, MICHAEL J.— Aged 64, 203 W. Church St. Ext., Masontown, died Saturday, October 19, 1957. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Medvits; two daughters, Mildred at home; Mrs. Catherine Geisel, Masontown; one brother Struthers, O.; one sister, Anna, Wilkes Barre; one grandson, Joseph Geisel. He was a member of All Saints R. C. Church; Holy Name Society of the church; First Catholic Slovak Union 545 and UMWA, Robena local 6321. Friends are being received in the Kaprive Funeral Home, Masontown, until 8:30 p.m., Tuesday. Requiem High Mass will be intoned at 9 a.m. in All Saints R. C. Church. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Leckrone.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 21, 1957, page 6, column 7

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James Lawrence MEEGAN, Sr. (1936-2007)

James Lawrence Meegan, Sr., 71, of Lemont Furnace, Fayette County, Pa., passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning November 14, 2007, in the South Fayette Nursing Center, in Markleysburg, Fayette County, Pa. He was born February 8, 1936, in Leisenring, Fayette County, Pa., the son of the late Lawrence Meegan and Grace Blaney Meegan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elizabeth Zammarelli Meegan. James was a member of Saint Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church, in Uniontown, a United States veteran serving in the Army and he worked as a Motor Inspector at the Homestead Steel Mills. An avid sports fan, he loved all sports especially the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He is survived by his loving and devoted children: James L. Meegan, Jr., of Lemont Furnace, Pa., and Debra A. Meegan, of Uniontown; his grandchildren: James L. Meegan, III, and Mark Ryan Meegan; and a great-grandson, Marques Ryan Meegan. He is also survived by his brother and sister, John L. Meegan and wife, Emily, of Uniontown, and Joanne Mertz and husband, Charles, of Santa Maria, California; and loving nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., today, November 17, 2007, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, November 18, 2007, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, November 19, 2007, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., when a Blessing Service will be held, followed by a 1 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father Kenneth G. Zaccagnini, V.F., as Celebrant. Entombment follows in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. Military Honors will be accorded at graveside by the AMVETS Post 103, Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, November 17, 2007

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Philip J. MEEGAN (1893-1962)

P. J. MEEGAN

   Philip J. Meegan, 69, of 3032 West Crawford Ave., died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday in Butler Veterans Hospital. He was born March 7, 1893, at Leisenring No. 1, a son of the late Philip and Anna Hennessey Meegan, and had been a lifelong resident of this vicinity. He retired in 1956 after 45 years of service with the U. S. Steel Corp. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Church, Holy Name Society, U.M.W.A., Connellsville Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts, and the Uniontown Eagles. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Catherine Waide Meegan; two children, Philip, Jr. at home and Mrs. David (Elaine) Nichols of Richmond, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. William (Mary) McQuade of Leisenring No. 1 and two brothers, Lawrence of Cleveland, Ohio, and William of Lyons, N. J. The body will be at the Munk funeral home after 7 p.m. today. A prayer service will be held there at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, followed by requiem high mass at 9 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Church, with the Rev. Francis Pirulli officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, May 14, 1962, page 4, column 4

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Thomas J. MEEGAN ( -1918)

TOM MEEGAN DIES

Leisenring Man Stricken With Pneumonia
In Washington

   Word has been received here of the death yesterday of Thomas J. Meegan in Washington, D. C., of influenza. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip J. Meegan of Leisenring. The remains will be brought her for interment. Mr. Meegan was born in Leisenring No. 1 and spent all his life there until several years ago when he enlisted in the Navy and recently was stationed in Washington. Here he contracted influenza which resulted in his death.

   Meegan is survived by his parents and the following brothers and sisters: James, Uniontown; Owen, who recently left for camp in South Carolina; Philip and William, in France, and Rose, mary and Lawrence at home. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul’s church at Leisenring. Prior to enlisting he was employed as a stenographer in the Baltimore & Ohio offices. He was a graduate of Douglas Business college, class of 1903.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, October 19, 1918, page 2, column 3


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

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

Other soldiers are listed before and after.

   Thomas J. Meegan, Leisenring, in Washington, D. C., October 18, 1918, in naval service.


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

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William MEEGAN (1895-1963)

WILLIAM MEEGAN

   William Meegan, 67, formerly of Leisenring No. 1, died at 6:55 p.m. Friday in the Lyons, N. J. Veterans’ Hospital, where he had been a patient for 25 years. He was born July 7, 1895, at Leisenring, a son of the late Philip and Anna Hennessey Meegan. He was a veteran of World War One and the Mexican Border War, and was a member of St. Vincent De Paul R.C. Church. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. William (Mary) McQuade of Leisenring No. 1, and a brother, Lawrence, of Cleveland, Ohio. The body will be taken to the Munk funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, January 12, 1963, page 2, column 5


MEEGAN FUNERAL

   The funeral service for William Meegan will be held Tuesday morning. There will be a prayer service at 9 a.m. at the Munk funeral home, followed by requiem high mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Vincent DePaul R.C. Church, Leisenring, No. 1, with the Rev. Francis Pirulli officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery, with military rites at graveside. The men of St. Vincent DePaul R.C. Church will recite the rosary at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 14, 1963, page 4, column 5

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Mary Ann Bates MEGAHAN (1878-1949)

MRS. A. F. MEGAHAN

   Mrs. Mary Ann Megahan, 71, wife of A. F. Megahan, of Washington, D. C., a former resident of Lower Tyrone township, died Tuesday in a Washington hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Megahan was born at Dawson May 29, 1878, a daughter of the late Joseph M. and Roseann Bates. She was a member of the Jeannette Methodist Church. Surviving besides her husband are three brothers, Skiles Bates of Dawson, Bert Bates of Connellsville and Charles Bates of Jeannette. Two sons, Alvin and Ralph, preceded her in death. The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon in Fetters funeral home at Jeannette. Interment will be in Jeannette cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, August 12, 1949, page 2, column 3

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Anita MEGALIZZI ( -1931)

Bruised Knee
Causes Death of
Masontown Girl

  UNIONTOWN, Aug. 3— Bruising her knee while at play about a week ago at her home at Masontown, Anita, four and a half years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Megalizzi, died Sunday afternoon at Uniontown Hospital. Blood poisoning developed.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, August 3, 1931, page 10, column 2


MEGALIZZI FUNERAL

   Funeral services for Anita Megalizzi, four and a half years old, of Masontown, who died Sunday in the Uniontown hospital, will be held Tuesday afternoon, at 3 o’clock in the All Saints church at Masontown. Rev. F. J. Kolb will be in charge. Interment in St. Agnes cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, August 5, 1931

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Jesse South MEEK, Jr. ( -2003)

Jesse South Meek, Jr. of Berlin Center, Ohio, and formerly of New Salem, Pa., passed away on March 19, 2003 after a lengthy illness. Well-known in the Salem, Canfield and Berlin Center, Ohio areas, he was a retired supervisor at General Motors in Lordstown, Ohio and a real estate agent and operated Double J. Auctioneers with his son, Jesse, III.

He was predeceased by his father Jesse S. Meek, Sr. and a sister Laura Miller. He is survived by his loving wife, the former Marlene Doman of Uniontown; three children; four grandchildren; two sisters; his mother Eleanor Meek, all of Ohio; his mother-in-law Margaret L. Doman of Uniontown; several nieces and nephews; brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the LAYNE FUNERAL HOME in Austintown, Ohio.


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

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Clifford E. MEEKS (1958-2011)

   Clifford E. Meeks, age 52, of Republic, Pennsylvania passed away Sunday, April 3, 2011. He was born April 10, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio the son of Vivian Marlene Meeks of Cardale, Pennsylvania and Orville Meeks, now deceased. Clifford was a member of Local 1958 Laborer's Union in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh for twenty-nine years. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and outdoorsman. Besides his father, Clifford was preceded in death by a sister, Deborah K. Bane. Surviving are his wife, Linda Brewer Meeks; two sons: Chris Meeks and his wife Kristy of New Salem, Pennsylvania and Jason Meeks and wife Nicole, Tower Hill One, Pennsylvania; a granddaughter whom he loved dearly, Lauren Meeks; his mother, Vivian Marlene Meeks and companion Robert Efaw of Cardale, Pennsylvania and his brother, Carl R. Meeks and wife Mary Ann of Rowes Run, Pennsylvania. Friends will be received in ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME INC., 19 Legion Street, Republic, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday, April 8, 2011 until 10 a.m., the hour of Service with Lawrence King and Richard Lowther, Ministers of the Church of Jesus Christ, officiating. Interment will be private.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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Ralph Willard MEEKS ( -1994)

   Ralph Willard Meeks, age 80 OF Dunbar, died in Pittsburgh Veterans Hospital November 12, 1994. He was born in Spring Gap, Maryland the son Robert G and Bessie Marie Meeks Rosensteel. He was preceded in death by his wife Annabelle Hess Meeks, June 13, 1980. Ralph received his bachelor of science degree and a master’s degree in zoology from Colorado State College. He was a retired self employed bee keeper and a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He was a prisoner of war. Funeral services will be held in Masontown and are private.


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

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Eleanor M. MEESE ( -1978)

MEESE, MRS. ELEANOR M. 49, of 1024 High St., Brownsville died May 3, 1978 in Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was born May 11, 1928 in Jefferson Twp., Fayette County, a daughter of the late Martin L. and Mae O. Harrison Sweitzer. She was a member of the South Brownsville Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Solomon C. Meese, Jr., two sons, Keith M. and Curtis L, a grandson, Joshua, and a brother, Donald Sweitzer.

Burial in Howe Cemetery, Long Branch under the direction of the Dale F. Crawford Funeral Home, Brownsville.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, May, 1978

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Enis S. Augustus MEESE (1923-2008)

Enis S. (Augustus) Meese, age 85, of Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., died Wednesday, December 31, 2008, in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa., with her Family by her side. Enis was born on January 13, 1923, in Big Meadow Run, Maxwell, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of Theodore Augustus and Felicetta (Arquillo) Augustus. In her early years, she worked at the Bison Theater, the Strand Theater, and the Park and Tifford Distillery, in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, and at Westinghouse Electric Company, in East Orange, New Jersey. Enis was a member of The Historic Church of Saint Peter, in Brownsville, The Confraternity of Christian Mothers, and The Catholic Daughters of America.

Enis was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and enjoyed her flowers and vegetable garden. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, George Meese, Sr., sisters and brothers, Alma Augustus, Concetta Augustus, Anthony Augustus, Armando Augustus.

She is survived by three children: Carol A. Assad, of Brownsville, Pa., George Meese, Jr., and wife, Roberta, of Brownsville, Pa., and Gary Meese and wife, Julia, of Rices Landing, Greene County, Pa.; four grandsons and one granddaughter, whom she adored: Andrew G. Assad and wife, Jennifer, of Brownsville, Pa., William D. Assad, of Brownsville, Pa., George "Goose" Meese, III, and wife, Jennifer, of Brownsville, Pa., Gary Meese, Jr., of Manhattan, New York, and Jamie R. Gammon and husband, Ros, of Brownsville, Pa.; three great-grandchildren: Taylor Enis, Hunter and Tyler; her loving dog, Winston, II; sister, Theresa Lucas; brother, Leo Augustus, of Allentown, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, Pa., today and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., where a Prayer Service will be held Monday, January 5, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass follows at 10 a.m. in The Historic Church of Saint Peter, in Brownsville, with the Rev. Father Vincent Gigliotti, as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Redstone Cemetery, National Pike East, Brownsville. The Catholic Daughters of America will recite the Parish Rosary in the Funeral Home on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.


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

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Pvt. Ernest MEESE ( -1919)

ERNEST MEESE DEAD
OF WOUNDS CASUALTY LIST TODAY SHOWS

Name of Private James F. McCluskey
of Morgan Among Those Dying From Disease

Article begins and continues with war statistics and names of soldiers.

  

Died from wounds—Private Ernest Meese (John M. Meese), Route 1, Brownsville.

Died of disease—Private James F. McCluskey (Henry McCluskey), Morgan.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, January 18, 1919, page 3, column 1

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Joan Ann Vaclavik MEESE (1934-2001)

Joan Ann Vaclavik Meese, 66, of Rowes Run, Pa., passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2001 at her home. She was born November 27, 1934, in Grindstone, Pa., daughter of John and Margaret Vaclavik. Her husband Roy "Skeeter" Meese and her parents preceded her in death. She is survived by four children; Roy "Butch" Meese and his wife, Barbara, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Connie and her husband, Richard Clark, Connellsville, Pa., John Meese and his wife, Maryann, Uniontown, Pa., and Colleen and her husband, Kevin Hudachek, Brownsville, Pa.; five grandchildren: Shawn Meese and his wife, Diana; Tracey and her husband Bill Fronczek; Heather Meese, Mike Weimer, and Mark Schroyer; and great-grandchildren: Christopher, Andrew, and Emily Fronczek, and Kaylee.

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, July 11, until 11a.m., the hour of service.


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

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John E. MEESE (1940-2007)

John E. Meese, 66, of Lake Barrington, Illinois, died Tuesday, August 28, 2007, in Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge. He was born October 20, 1940, in Grindstone, Fayette County, Pa. Mr. Meese was employed at Juno Lighting, in Des Plaines, since 1998. In 1998, he retired as a captain of the Des Plaines Police Department after 30 years of service. He was a huge Pittsburgh Steeler fan.

John was the beloved husband of Gladys B. (nee Martin); loving father of John E. (Jill) Meese, of Schaumburg, Ill., and Jim A. (Hilary) Meese, of Lake in the Hills, Ill.; cherished grandfather of Jacob, Callie, Haley, and Jimmy; devoted son of Blanche and the late John E. Meese; and dear brother of Carolyn (Oscar) Hugland, Loretta (the late Andrew) Bandish, Gerald (Barbara) Meese and Daniel (Donna) Meese.

Visitation will be held in the OEHLER FUNERAL HOME ARLINGTON HEIGHTS CHAPEL, 2000 East Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights, Ill., on Friday, August 31, 2007, from 3 to 9 p.m. Services will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2007, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Chuck Merkner officiating. Interment will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, August 30, 2007

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John M. MEESE (1901-1968)

J. M. MEESE

John M. Meese, 67, Brownsville Township, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday in Brownsville General Hospital. He was born Aug. 6, 1901, a son of the late Thomas J. And Rachael Ann Cline Meese, and had been a lifelong resident of Brownsville. He was a painter in Brownsville for 50 years, and was a member of Brownsville Aerie No. 1356, F.O. Eagles.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Selling of Ligonier, and Miss Margaret A. Meese and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Cagnon of Brownsville; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Van Riper of West Brownsville and Margaret Sprowls of Uniontown; three brothers, Lewis and George of Brownsville and Charles of New Kensington. His wife, Mrs. Mary Tunney Meese, died in 1961.

Burial in Redstone Cemetery under the direction of the Homer L. Crawford (successor to Ross) Funeral Home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, September 9, 1968, page 15, column 6

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Joseph MEHAISICK ( -1896)

His Body Cut In Two

   While cars were being shifted at Standard Coke Works, on Monday, Joseph Mehaisick, a slav, was knocked off, and fell under the wheels. His body was cut in half.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January 3, 1896

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Mary Louise Kromer MEHAL (1930-2012)

MASONTOWN
Mary Louise Mehal

Mary Louise Mehal, age 82, of Masontown, Pa., passed away on August 26, 2012 at Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Pa. She was born in Gates, Pa. on May 26, 1930, the daughter of the late Louis and Mary (Erjavec) Kromer. Before retiring, she was employed as a cook at Dolfi’s in Masontown, Pa. and had worked at Masontown Senior Citizen Center and Gateway Manufacturing Company, Masontown, Pa. She was a member of All Saints R.C. Church Masontown, Pa. Mary loved to play bingo. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three sons, Robert, Andy and Anthony “Tony” Mehal. Left to cherish her memory are children: Eddie Mehal and wife, Barbara, Janice Hower and husband, Delmar, all of Masontown, Gerald Mehal and Karen Wolff of Nemacolin, Pa., daughter-in-law, Jeannie Mehal, of Masontown; grandchildren: Daniel Hower, Adam Mehal, Christy Mehal, Michael Cartier, Quinton (Jerry) Stewart and Tereva Pyles; great-grandchildren: Zoey and T. J. and sister, Rose Liptock of Masontown and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Mass on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 10 a.m. at ALL SAINTS R.C. CHURCH, Masontown, Pa. with Fr. John M. Butler as Celebrant. Private interment. Arrangements are under the direction of the JOHN S. MAYKUTH, JR. FUNERAL HOME, 7 River Avenue, Masontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 6, 2012

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Marion Kathryn Bluhm MEHALLICK ( -1996)

Marion K. Mehallick

   Marion Kathryn Bluhm Mehallick, age 75, of Porter Avenue, Scottdale (East Huntingdon Township), died Saturday, March 23, 1996, in Greensburg Nursing and Convalescent Center, Hempfield Township. There will be no public viewing. The Mehallick family will receive friends at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, today from 4 to 5 p.m., the hour of memorial service to honor the life of Marion K. Bluhm Mehallick. Private interment will take place at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Bullskin Township, on the Bluhm family plot. The family suggests memorial to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 600 Mulberry St., Scottdale 15683, or the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa. 15701, in memory of Marion K. Bluhm Mehallick.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 11, 1969, page 25, column 8


Marion K. Mehallick

   Marion Kathryn Bluhm Mehallick, 74, of Porter Ave., East Huntingdon Township, Scottdale, and a native of Upper Tyrone Township, Fayette County, died Saturday, March 23, in Greensburg Nursing and Convalescent Center, Hempfield Township. She is survived by her husband, William Mehallick, children, Timothy William Mehallick of Scottdale and Comm. Lissa Mehallick Kohler and her husband, Capt. David Ryan Kohler, both of the U.S. Navy stationed in San Diego, Calif., sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Reynolds of Scottdale, Mrs. Louise Wise of Ashville, N.C., and Mrs. Lorna Stevens of Mount Pleasant, a brother, John A. Bluhm and his wife, Frances Kendall Bluhm, of Scottdale, sisters-in-law, Mrs. Ann Sherman Bluhm of Scottdale and Mrs. Ruth Farner Bluhm of New Jersey, and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no public viewing. The Mehallick Family will receive friends at the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, on Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1996

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John MEHAULIC (1907-1994)

John Mehaulic

   John Mehaulic, 86, of Granville, W. Va., died Saturday, March 26, 1994, in Mon Pointe Nursing Care Center, Morgantown, W.Va. He was born June 29, 1907, in Leisenring, Pa., son of the late Steve and Anna Sweda Mehaulic. He was a retired businessman having owned and operated the Granville Lunch for 22 years and a member of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Morgantown. He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie Susic Mehaulic; two sons, John D. Mehaulic of Fairmont, W.Va., and Thomas M. Mehaulic of Uniontown, Pa., one daughter, Dorothy K. Mullins of Granville, W. Va.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Three sisters preceded him in death. Friends are being received in the DAVIDSON-MANCINELLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 108 Holland Ave., Morgantown, W. Va., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the hour of service, with Pastor Mark Cramer officiating. Interment will follow in East Oak Grove Cemetery, Morgantown, W. Va.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1994

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

Veronica Mehol, aged four months, of Gates, died at 8 o'clock, Wednesday evening, August 28, 1935.  She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Mehol.
Funeral services at 10 o'clock this Friday morning at St. Mary's R. C. church at Leckrone with Rev. Fr. Kondria officiating.  Burial in the church cemetery.
(newspaper dated August 30, 1935)


bullet Clara Seewell MEIKRANTZ died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Clara Seewell Meikrantz, aged 73, widow of William E. Meikrantz, Sr., who died March 17, this year, passed away at 5:30 Sunday evening, June 12, 1938, at her home in Merrittstown after an illness of a complication of diseases.
She was born in Sybertsville, Luzerne county, on March 10, 1865.  Mrs. Meikrantz was an aunt of Anna Meikrantz, matron of the Children's home here. She was a ?
(balance of obit is missing)
(Standard - June 12, 1938)


bullet William E. MEIKRANTZ Sr. died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(15)

WILLIAM E. MEIKRANTZ, SR.
William E. Meikrantz, Sr., aged 74 a master mechanic in Fayette County for many years, died at 3:15 Thursday afternoon, March 17, 1938, at the family home in Merrittstown after an illness of heart disease.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Clara Meikrantz; two children, William E., Jr., of Fredericktown, and Mrs. Harriet Cunningham of Merrittstown, and one sister, Mrs. Nellie Hill, of Audenreid, Pa.
Had Mr. Meikrantz lived until Sunday, March 20, he and Mrs. Meikrantz would have celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Family residence. The Rev. R.C. Van Eman, of Hopewell Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


bullet Anna MELAN died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(39)

ANNA MELAN
Anna Melan, aged 68, died at 4:45 Wednesday afternoon, November 23, 1938, in the Uniontown Hospital of a lingering illness. She was the wife of John Melan, House 67, at Buffington.
Funeral rites will be held at the family home at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, with additional services following in the New Salem Slovak Catholic church. Rev. Fr. J. J. Skrak will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Funeral director is George Yoney, Masontown.


bullet George MELLICK died in 1940. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

MELLICK, GEORGE
George MELLICK, 77, well known resident of Masontown, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Sunday morning, January 28, 1940 at 8:30 o’clock of a complication of diseases.  He has no relatives in this district.  The body has been removed to the Yoney Funeral Home in Masontown where it may be viewed by friends until Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock when funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox church, Rev. Father Knobzarexff officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
Herald  Mon. 1-28-1940 pg. 2


Isaac ‘Hard Rock’ T. MELVIN (1922-2008)

Isaac T. Melvin "Hard Rock", 85, of Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., passed away in the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, in Pittsburgh, Pa., Tuesday, January 29, 2008. He was born July 26, 1922, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., to the late Henry and Pinkie Melvin. He was a graduate of Redstone High School, in Republic, Fayette County, Pa. He was a certified Coal Miner, a certified Mechanic, and a Heavy Equipment Operator. He retired from the United Mineworkers. Illustrious Isaac T. Melvin, 32nd degree, was a member of Keystone Lodge 52, A.F. & A.M., and a member of all Masonic Houses. He was a lifelong member and Executive Chairman of the NAACP, of Fayette County. He was a born again Christian, and was a member of the Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, in Cardale, Fayette County, Pa., where he was a Trustee, a Sunday School Teacher, sang in the Male Choir, and was a bus driver for the church.

He is survived by his wife Edna Melvin, of Brownsville; his children: Isaac H. Melvin (Yvonica), Rev. Dr. Jean Melvin-Martin, Esq., (Milton), Thomas Melvin, John Johnson, Linda Royster (Alfred), Edna Brown (Leroy), Davis Hall, Eddie Hall (Pam), Dale Hall, William Hall (Sabrina), Jamie Hall, Charlette Melvin, and Gerald Hall.

Friends will be received at the Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, Cardale, Pa., on Friday, February 1, from 2 to 8 p.m., with a Masonic ritualistic service at a time to be announced. A Homegoing service will be held on Saturday, February 2, at 11 a.m., with the Pastor Richard Calloway, officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the MURIEL LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, and the LAW FUNERAL HOME, Brownsville. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa.


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

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Thomas Isaac MELVIN (1951-2010)

Thomas Isaac Melvin, age 58, of Brownsville, Pa., passed away Sunday, August 8, 2010, at his home. He was born September 12, 1951, in Pittsburgh, Pa., son of the late Isaac T. Melvin and Mary Frances Barnes Melvin. He attended elementary and junior high school in Philadelphia, Pa. where he starred on the cross country and track teams and ran in the Penn Relays. His family moved to Brownsville and he graduated from Redstone High School and attended Penn State University-Main Campus for two years, majoring in pre-med biology. He was employed as an Emergency Medical Technician in Philadelphia, Pa., before relocating back to Brownsville.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Johnson. He is survived by a brother, Isaac H. Melvin and his wife Yvonica of Brownsville; a sister, Rev. Dr. Jean Melvin Martin, Esq. and her husband Milton of Burke, Va.; an uncle, William Barnes of Brownsville; four nephews, Isaac D. and Isaiah T. Melvin and Alex and James Johnson; a niece, Rose Johnson; and many relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 21, 3 p.m. at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church in Cardale, Pa. Funeralization by LAW FUNERAL HOME.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Thursday August 19,2010

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Anna Pauline MELAGA ( -1996)

Anna P. Melaga

   Anna Pauline Melaga, 87, of Mount Pleasant, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 1996, in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. Friends will be received at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mount Pleasant, where a blessing service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, followed by a funeral Mass at 1:30 p.m. in the Visitation Parish Cemetery. The Visitation Christian Mothers will recite the rosary at 6:30 p.m. today in the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1996

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Frances MELLIER ( -1842)

Hortense MELLIER ( -1842)

Jane F. MELLIER (1801-1842)

DIED

  MELLIER— On the 18th of July last, aged 5 years, Hortense, third daughter of the late Mr. Albin Mellier, of Springhill township.

   On the 24th of the same month, in the third year of her age, Frances, youngest child of the same, and

   On the 25th of the same month, Mrs. Jane F. Mellier, relict of the late Mr. Albin Mellier, in the 41st year of her age.

   Seldom have the strokes of Divine Providence fallen in quicker succession, or with greater severity, than in the case of this interesting family. No longer since than the month of July, 1841, while Mr. Mellier was on his return home, after a long absence, he was suddenly taken lapse of scarcely more than a year, three of the remaining members of the family, including the surviving parent, are carried to the grave in the short space of a single week. “Verily, thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Savior.”

   Mrs. Jane F. Mellier was descended from one of the most wealthy and respectable families in Switzerland. She was born October 31st, 1801, at Yverdun, on the banks of the lake of Neufchatel. At an early period, she removed to the city of Geneva, where she was instructed in all the useful & ornamental branches necessary to the most finished female education. But it was not till the year 1826 that her heart was impressed with divine truth; and that she became a subject of the renewing grace of God. This took place under the powerful preaching of the Rev. Dr. Malan, whose Ministry she was providentially led to attend, and of whose Church she soon became a zealous and consistent member. In 1828 the family emigrated to America, and, a few years after, purchased of Albert Gallatin, Esq., his beautiful country seat, near the village of new Geneva, known by the name of Friendship Hill. Here she resided till her death. Among her most prominent traits in her character were sympathy for the distressed, kindness to the poor, and benevolence to all. She was always ready to rejoice with the happy and to weep with the afflicted. In the midst of the complicated trails through which she passed her life was marked with constant cheerfulness. But it was the closing scene which above all displayed the value and the efficacy of her religious principles. Then, while her beloved children were carried to the grave, one after another, herself apparently soon to follow, she was enabled calmly and delightfully to repose upon the almighty arm of that Savior who had been, and still was, all her salvation and her desire. In the summer of 1841, during a visit to Pittsburgh, she connected herself with the Baptist Church in Allegheny city.  —Communicated.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 1, 1842, Vol. III, No. 21, page 3, column 4

Contributed by Roy Lockart


David L. MELLINGER (1951-2002)

Scottdale — David L. Mellinger, 51, of Scottdale, died Sunday, May 12, 2002, in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant. He was born April 19, 1951, in Mount Pleasant, a son of the late Henry and Anna Belle Welling Mellinger. He was a food service worker at Westmoreland Manor and was of the Protestant faith. He is survived by his wife Mary Knox Mellinger; a daughter Deanna Hackler and husband Ray of Charlotte, N.C.; a son, Kody Mellinger, at home; a sister, Mary Fisher of Connellsville; brothers, Jeff Mellinger of St. Cloud Minn., and Greg Mellenger of Delaware, Ohio; granddaughters, Cameran and Catherine Hackler; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Pat Janssen and Sharon Keefer; a brother, Les Mellinger; and a son, Sean Mellinger. Arrangements are under the direction of the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar. Interment will be private.


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

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Mary Ruth MELLINGER (1938-2002)

Mary Ruth Mellinger
Connellsville

Mary Ruth Mellinger, 64, of Connellsville, died Monday, April 8, 2002, in the UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Feb. 14, 1938, in Isabella, Pa., a daughter of the late Russell Marion Harford and the late Viola Z. Hiles Bigam. She was a resident of Connellsville for the last 15 years and was a volunteer for the Connellsville Senior Citizens Meals on Wheels. She attended the Faith Bible Church in Connellsville. She is survived by two daughters, Debra Turberville and her husband, Frank Burton, of Dale City, Va., and Michelle Hotte Williams and her husband, Patrick, of Montreal, Canada; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Leslie Dwayne Mellinger; two sons, John Parnell and Cubby Basinger; a sister, Mildred Jean Walters; and a brother, Russell Harford. Family and friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m., in the funeral home, with the Rev. Barry Witt officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given to the Family House at UPMC, 200 Lothrop St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213, in memory of Mary Ruth Mellinger.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, April 9, 2002

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Raymond MELLINGER ( -1965)

Two County Men Drown in
Lake While Fishing

  ANDOVER, Ohio (UPI) — The bodies of two Fayette County, Pa., men were recovered from Pymatuning Lake by sheriff’s deputies Sunday. The victims, Earl V. Blevins, 67, of Belle Vernon, and Raymond Mellinger, 51, of Perryopolis, had been missing since Saturday night when they failed to return from a fishing trip aboard a motorboat. The partially submerged boat was found aground one mile north of the causeway between Andover and Espyville, Pa., Blevins’ body was in the boat. Mellinger’s body was found a few yards away. The boat capsized on the Ohio side of the lake, apparently tipping while the men were trying to land a big fish. It sank stern first in 10 feet of water. Blevins, wearing heavy hip boots, was found with his feet wedged under the front seat of the boat. Mellinger’s body was found in the water with a buoyant seat cushion looped over his arm, by Brent Johnson, a fisherman from Massillon, Ohio. The boat and Blevins’ body were found by a patrolman. The victims and four other persons, including Mellinger’s son, Joseph, 11, had been camping in a converted school bus on the Pennsylvania shore near Linesville. They had brought the 14-foot aluminum flotation boat and 7.5 horsepower motor with them from their homes. Others in the group were A. D. Schollart, 70, Frank King, 12, and Chuck Lynn, 12, all of Belle Vernon.

   Mellinger is survived by his widow, Clara; a daughter, Mrs. Dale (Gloria) Elwell of Dawson; a son, Joseph, at home; four brothers, Theodore, Lewis and Duane of Dawson and Henry of Cumberland, Md., and five sisters, Mrs. Maude Steindly of Connellsville, Mrs. Catherine Lynn of Dunbar, Mrs. Leona Mason of Goodrich, Mich., Mrs. Gertrude Kirman of Pacific Grove, Calif., and Mrs. Edith Gidley of Morgantown, W. Va. The body will be at the Blair funeral home, Perryopolis, after 7 p.m. today.

   Blevins is survived by a son, Earl V. Jr., and a daughter, Mrs. Leatrice DeHosse of Belle Vernon. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Spohn funeral home, Belle Vernon.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 26, 1965, page 1, column 1


MELLINGER FUNERAL

   The funeral service for Raymond r. Mellinger, a drowning victim, will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Blair funeral home, Perryopolis, with the Rev. Vivian K. Vose officiating. Interment will be in Mount Washington Cemetery, Perryopolis.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 26, 1965, page 13, column 4

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Millie M. MENARCHECK Stone  ( -1996)

Millie M. Menarcheck

   Millie M. Menarcheck of Uniontown, Pa., died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1996, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. She was born in Leith, Pa., daughter of the late Louis and Elizabeth (Pepe) Cabot. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her dear son, William I. Menarcheck Jr., in 1994; two sisters, Theresa Cabot and Josephine Cabot; and three brothers, Mike, Sam and Joe Cabot. Mrs. Menarcheck was a member of St. Therese Roman Catholic Church, a graduate of Uniontown High School Class of 1941, a member of the Mount Vernon Lanes “All- Stars” Monday Night Bowling League and had been employed for 20 years at several of the local State Liquor Stores. She is remembered best by her family as a wife, mother and grandmother who loved them faithfully, unconditionally and completely; she was “The Best.” Surviving are her husband of 48 years, William I. Menarcheck; the following children, Mrs. Leonard (Pam) Neill and Mrs. Donald (Theresa) Wadsworth, all of Uniontown, Pa., and Jerome L. Menarcheck and his wife, Cindy of Smock, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Billy and Whitney Menarcheck, Lia and Lennie Neill, Tia Wadsworth and Ross, Scott and Meggie Menarcheck; a brother, N. “Patsy” Cabot of Morgantown, W.Va.; a sister, Thelma Yezioro of Lemont Furnace, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 8:30 a.m., when a prayer service will be held, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m., in St. Therese Roman Catholic Church, with the Rev. Fr. John Regoli, V.P., as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Hopwood, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1996

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William I. MENARCHECK Jr. (1951-1994)

MENARCHECK, WILLIAM I. JR— Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Haky Funeral Home, Uniontown.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– February 12, 1951
   Died—– September, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1994

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Minnie Bremler MENDLER ( -1996)

Minnie Mendler

   Minnie Bremler Mendler, a resident of Labrobe, Pa., died Sunday, June 16, 1996 in the Latrobe Care Center, Latrobe, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Esther Nadel Bremler and a former resident of Uniontown, Pa. She was a graduate of Uniontown High School, a member of the Beth Israel Synagogue, Latrobe, Pa., and owner of the Mendler Shoe Store in Latrobe since 1940. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Emil; four sisters, Johanna Noven, Bessie Schwartz, Jennie Friedman and Martha Kornguth; and two brothers, Herman and Harry. Mrs. Mendler is survived by a nuber of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the J. HARRY JOHNSTON FUNERAL HOME, 65 North Gallatin on Tuesday, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., the hour of service, with Rabbi Sion David officiating. Interment will be in Holy Society Cemetery, Hopwood, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Beth Israel Synagogue, Latrobe, Pa., 15650.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Monday, June 17, 1996

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Gladys Louise Donley MENEAR (1911-2001)

Gladys Louise Donley Menear, 90, of Bald Hill, Dilliner, Pa., died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, in Monongalia General Hospital. She was born March 9, 1911, in Bald Hill, daughter of the late Norman and Myrtle Travis Donley. She was a member of the Bald Hill Methodist Church and a founding member of their Women's Social Christian Society. She was formerly employed as a nurse's aide at University Hospital for 12 years. She was also a caretaker and secretary-treasurer for the Bald Hill Cemetery Committee for many years.

She is survived by a son and spouse, Robert Allen and Lisa Menear, of Bald Hill; two grandsons and a spouse, Brian Andrew and Erika Menear, of Charlotte, N.C., and Christopher Edwin Menear, of Bald Hill; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Hatfield Menear, of Lilbur n, Ga.; an aunt, Gladys Travis; of Point Marion, Pa.; two cousins, Virda Eberhart and Russell Sargent, both of Point Marion; a niece, Mary Lou McCoy, of Lilburn; and four nephews, Clarence Martin, of Largo, Fla., Marion Martin, of Witchita Falls, Texas, Patrick Martin, of Inverness, Fla., and Wade S. Menear, of Dumfries, Va. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred E. Menear, on Aug. 25, 1990; a sister, Mable Martin; two brothers, Herschel Donley, and Jesse Donley, in infancy.

Friends may call at Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, in Point Marion. from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and Saturday until the 11 a.m. service, with the Revs. Andrew Verner and Willard Morse officiating. Burial will be in Bald Hill Cemetery. Donations: Bald Hill Cemetery Committee, R. D. 1, Box 181, Dilliner, PA 15327.


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

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Joyce E. MENEAR (1966-2008)

Joyce E. Menear

Joyce E. Menear, 42, of Core, W.Va., died Tuesday, October 7, 2008, in the Monongalia General Hospital, in Morgantown, W.Va. She was born May 25, 1966, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of Barbara Hradesky Chuska, of Uniontown, and the late George F. Emory. Joyce was a home health aide and worked for several different agencies. She was a Methodist by faith.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, is her husband, Larry Menear; one daughter, Jessica Lynch, of Core; one brother, Jim Emory, of Merritt Island, Florida, and his wife, Laura; her stepfather, Ronald J. Chuska, of Uniontown; her grandfather, Edward L. Hradesky, of Cocoa Beach, Florida; a stepdaughter, Amy and her children; and one niece and three nephews.

Friends may call at the OWEN-NEELY FUNERAL HOME, Blacksville, W.Va., from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be held in the Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Saturday, with the Pastor Ray Morris, officiating. Interment will follow in the Olive Cemetery at Pentress.


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

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Mary Alice MENEAR ( -1934)

MARY ALICE MENEAR

   Mary Alice Menear, aged 74 years, two months and 12 days, died at her home, near Haydestown, at 1:50 a.m., Friday, August 22, 1934. Death was due to illness following a stroke suffered about a year ago. Deceased is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Emma Trimbath and Mrs. Elizabeth Lawson, of Uniontown, Mrs. Rachael Harford, West Leisenring and Mrs. A. L. Trimbath of Martins Ferry, Ohio. Funeral services will be held in the home on Sunday at 2 p.m., in charge of Rev. Harry Humbert. Burial in the Fairchance cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, August, 25, 1934

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Wilma C. MENEAR ( -2003)

Miss Wilma C. Menear, 78, of Waynesburg, Pa., a loving homemaker and caretaker, who was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, died Saturday afternoon, May 10, 2003 in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg, Pa. She is survived by two brothers and one sister: James E. Menear and wife, Matilda, of Dilliner, Pa., William J. Menear of Waynesburg, Pa., and Miss Violet B. Menear of Waynesburg, Pa.; also numerous nieces and nephews. The Family will receive friends in the Paul Michael Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa., on Tuesday, May 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, May 14, from 12:30 p.m. until the Service at 1:30 p.m.


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

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Eva C. McNair MENEFEE ( - )

Eva C. Menefee

   Eva C. McNair Menefee, 53, of Connellsville R.D. 1 died Thursday in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. She is survived by her husband, Franklin Menefee; three sons, John Menefee and his fiancée, Amy Rimlinger, Steven Menefee and his fiancée, Erica Nicholson, and Eric Menefee and his fiancée, Crystal Hollis, all of Connellsville R.D. 1. Friends will be received in the Ralph E. Galley Funeral Home, Railroad St., Dawson, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 11 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Date Unknown

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Christopher MENHART ( -1996)

Christopher Menhart

   Christopher Menhart, 20, of Macedonia, Ohio, and formerly of Carmichaels and Crucible, Pa., died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, in Macedonia as a result of an automobile accident. He is survived by his parents, Michael and Cinderella Stokich Menhart, and a brother, Michael Menhart Sr., all of Macedonia, Ohio; his paternal grandmother, Marie Menhart; his maternal grandfather, Charles Stokich; and an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. David Penich of Crucible, Pa. Services and interment were held Saturday, November 1, in Macedonia.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1996

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Lois H. MENTZER ( -1995)

Lois H. Mentzer

   Lois H. Mentzer, 56, of Fayetteville died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1995, in the Quincy United Methodist Home, Quincy. She is survived by her husband, Galen Mentzer; a son, Brian E. Mentzer of Belle Vernon; her father, L. Clyde Hare of Boiling Springs; two grandchildren, and a daughter-in-law, Barbara Mentzer. Friends will be received in the Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Inc., 219 North Hanover St., Carlisle, today from 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday until 2 p.m., the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1995

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bullet Amelia MERBEDONE obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)

Prayer in the home, House 142, York Run, at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon will be read for Mrs. Amelia Merbedone with additional rites following in Sts. Cyril-Methodius R. C. church, Fairchance.  The parish priest, Rev. Fr. Thomas Harnyak, will officiate.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery.


Robert MERCER ( -1906)

   A telegram was received on Monday February 19, 1906, from Rochester, Pa., that Robert Mercer was dead, aged about 63 years. He was born in this place (Greensboro, PA) and moved to Rochester 18 years ago. He leaves a wife, Pauline, who was a daughter of Daniel and Margaret Coughenour, both now deceased; two sons, Daniel and Albert, and two daughters, Mrs. Ortie Jamison and Bessie, at home.


Weekly News Standard, Greensboro, PA, Thursday, February 22, 1906, page 1

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Mrs. MERCHANT ( -1870)

DIED

  MERCHANT— November 9th, Mrs. Merchant, widow of the late Dr. Lewis merchant, in the seventy-third year of her age.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, November 24, 1870, Vol. III, No. 46, page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Giovanni MERCURIO ( -1936)

GIOVANNI MERCURIO

  SCOTTDALE, April 20.— Giovanni Mercurio, 70 years old, died Sunday evening at his home in East Scottdale after a short illness. He was an employe of the American Sheet & Tin Plate Company at the local plant for 35 years prior to the time it was closed. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Orlanda Mercurio; three sons and six daughters: Frank, Dominick, Michael, Angeline, Jennie and Helen at home; Mrs. Mamie Maglieri of Buffalo, N. Y., Mrs. Rose Lamanna and Mrs. Teresa Morrocco of Scottdale. The funeral will be Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock at St. John’s Church. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 20, 1936, page 6, column 3

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Laura J. MEREDITH ( -1922)

LAURA J. MEREDITH

   Laura J. Meredith, aged 69 years, died Thursday evening, January 19, 1922, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. P. Davis, on West Berkeley street. Mrs. Meredith is survived by one daughter and one son, Mrs. T. P. Davis and Morris Tyler, of this city. Funeral services will be held from the A. M. E. Bethel church at East Main street Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Smith and Norton officiating.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, January 21, 1922, page 9, columns 3 & 4

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Minerva E. MEREDITH ( -1865)

DEATHS

  MEREDITH— April 24th, 1865, at her residence in Fayette County, Pa., MINERVA E., wife of Joshua Meredith, in the 36th year of her age. She was converted to God and joined the M. E. Church in the year 1848, under the labors of the Rev. David Hess, and continued a member until her death. During the last two years she was with us her suffering was great from sickness, but she had the care of her friends who ministered all they could to her comfort. I frequently conversed with her on her future prospects and always found her resigned and trusting in God. Her sufferings at time were overwhelming, yet she never gave up her confidence in the Savior. Thus she continued suffering, sinking and triumphing until the final moment came, and then the prison doors were thrown open and the happy spirit took its flight to regions of unclouded day. Just before she died she bid goodbye to her husband and told him to meet her in heaven. Her last words were, “all is well,” when she closed her eyes on earth to open them in heaven. She was followed by a large concourse of friends and neighbors, to Hopewell grave yard, where her body rests in hope of a happy resurrection. Com.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, May 18, 1865, Vol. V, No. 15, page 2, column 6

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Ralph W. MEREDITH (1909-1994)

Ralph W. Meredith

   Ralph W. Meredith, 85, of Smithfield St., Mount Pleasant, died Friday in Harmon House, Mount Pleasant. He is survived by a son, Glenn B. Meredith and his wife, Elizabeth, of Alexandria, Va., three grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Friends will be received in the Eugene G. Saloom Funeral Home Inc., 730 West Main St., Mount Pleasant, today from 12 noon to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– September 23, 1909
   Died—– September 23, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1994

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Mark Anthony MERGEN (1957-1995)

Mark A. Mergen

   Sculptor Mark Anthony Mergen, 37, of San Diego, Calif., who was a native of Hibbs, Pa., and a 1975 graduate of German Township High School, died Thursday, March 9, in University Medical Center, San Diego. He is survived by his mother, Mildred A. “Mitzi” Mergen of St. Augustine, Fla., who was formerly from Hibbs; a brother, Nick Mergen of Portland, Maine; and two sisters, Patti Mergen of Huntsville, Ala., and Peggy Mergen Lawrence of Jacksonville, Fla. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, April 4, at 9:30 a.m. in The Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Church, St. Augustine, Fla. Arrangements are under direction of the Humphrey Mortuary, 855 Broadway, Chula Vista, Calif.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– May 25, 1957
   Died—– March 9, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1995

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Nick MERGEN ( -1938)

NICK MERGEN

   Nick Mergen, 48, died at his home, 188 Clairton avenue, at 1:53 p.m., Friday, July 22, 1938. Death followed an extended illness. Surviving are his widow, Therese, and the following children: Michael, Uniontown; Nicholas, Jr., at home; Mrs. Katherine Palya, Uniontown; Mrs. Helen Koritko, Uniontown; Mildred, Therese and Anna, at home. Four grandchildren also survive. Services will be held in the family residence, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, followed by additional services in St. John’s G. C. church, with the Rev. Fr. Peter Dolinay officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s cemetery, Hopwood.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 23, 1938, page 12, column 2

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Prall Grant Bacon MERRIAM (1905-1995)

Prall Bacon Merriam

   Prall Grant Bacon Merriam, 90, widow of the late Winthrop Merriam, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 1995, in The Madison, Morgantown, W.Va. She was born in Tarrytown, N.Y., on Oct. 2, 1905, to Marshall Lockhart Bacon and Prall Grant Bacon. She lived in Tarrytown until moving to Connecticut in 1935. She was a resident of Coventry, Conn., from 1941 until 1993 when she moved to West Virginia to live first with her son and later at The Madison. She was a graduate of Vassar College in 1926 and was employed as a social worker for the Department of Child Welfare, Westchester County, N.Y., from 1926 to 1931. She was active for many years in 4-H work as a member of the Coventry 4-H Town Committee. Other volunteer activities included Library Board, Board of Education, PTA president, and Coventry Historical Society. She is survived by three sons, Marshal F. Merriam of Berkeley, Calif., Winthrop Merriam Jr. of Bruceton Mills, W.Va., and Michael C. Merriam of Coventry, Conn.; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Julia G. Bacon, and a great-granddaughter, Julia Rose Savage. Funeral services will be held at First Congregational Church in Coventry, Conn. Burial will be at Ivandell Cemetery, Somers, N.Y., on Friday, Oct. 20. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Tolland County 4-H Camp Fund, 24 Hyde Ave., Vernon, Conn., 06066 or First Congregational Church, 1171 Main St., Coventry, Conn., 06238. Arrangements are by the CARL SPEAR FUNERAL HOME, Brandonville, W.Va., and the POTTER FUNERAL HOME in Willimantic, Conn.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1995

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Elmer E. MERRYMAN ( -1956)

MERRYMAN, ELMER E.— Aged 77, of Centerville, and formerly of Masontown, died Sunday, December 2, 1956 at 1:55 a.m. in the Washington Hospital. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren, Masontown. He is survived by his wife, Pearl Merryman; two children, Mrs. Theodore (Pauline) Shoaf, Masontown; Warren, Centerville; one grandchild; one sister and three brothers, Mrs. Maggie Donhan, Morgantown, W. Va.; Sylvester, Masontown; Ira, Smithfield and Ervy Merryman, ----- of Calif. He was predeceased by one brother, Minor in 1956 and one sister, Mrs. Jessie Colvin. Friends are being received in the Yoney Funeral Home, Masontown, where a prayer service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Albert Haught officiating. Interment will be in Fairview cemetery, Masontown.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 3, 1956, page 6, column 7

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

Funeral services for the little Freddie Merryman, four-year-ld victim of an accidentally inflicted gunshot wound, will be held Saturday afternoon at o o'clock at the Merryman home in Farmington and 1:30 in the Bethel church there.  Interment in the church cemetery.  Rev. Douglass will officiate.


Kenneth MERRYMAN ( -1977)

MERRYMAN, KENNETH— Age 60 years of R.D. 1, Smock, died in the Uniontown Hospital on Sunday, March 27, 1977. He was born in Merrittstown the son of the late Albert J. and Blanche Gallaher Merryman. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Dearth Funeral Home of New Salem.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 28, 1977, page 29, column 7

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bullet Mary R. MERRYMAN (?) died in 1862. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

Dec. 28th, 1861, of Pneumonia, in Wharton tp, near Farmington, daughter of Mrs., and stepdaughter of Mr. Jas. Dean, aged 13 years.
Mark but that radiance of her eye,
That smile upon the cheek;
They tell us of her glory nigh,
In language that no tongue can speak.
 
Who would not like to died like those
Whom God's own spirit designs to bless?
To sink in that soft repose.
Then wake to perfect happiness.   H.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Jan. 9, 1862.
(1860 census for Wharton tp has a Jas. Dean and wife Elizabeth. Two apparent stepdaughters. One of the right age was Mary R. Merryman.)


JOSEPH MERTZ died in 1961.

Joseph Mertz, age 73 of Colonial #3, died in his home. A retired coal miner of the H. C. Coke Company, he was a member of St. Cecelia's R. C. Church of Grindstone, the Holy Name Society, and Colonial Local #1135, Surviving are his widow, Mary, a son Joseph Mertz Jr. at home and a daughter.

The Daily Courier, March 27, 1961, pg. 13

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John MESSMORE ( -1868)

Died

  MESSMORE— At the Monongahela House in Brownsville, of Paralysis, Mr. JOHN MESSMORE, aged 56 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, October 1, 1868, Vol. I, No. 39, page 3, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Charles E. METCALF, Sr. (1930-1995)

Charles Metcalf, Sr.

   Charles E. Metcalf, Sr., 65, of Greensboro died Monday, May 22, 1995, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. He was born Feb. 1, 1930, in Keyser, W.Va., a son of the late Lenzy and Eva Pearl Sherman Metcalf. He was a member of the Faith Church of the Nazarene in Greensboro, a retired coal miner from Duquesne Light-New Warwick mine and a member of U.M.W.A. Local 6310. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Herod Metcalf; two sons, Charles E. Metcalf Jr. of Strongsville, Ohio, and Barry F. Metcalf of Carlisle; four daughters, Deborah Lynn McGregor of Uniontown, Robin Renee Lucas of Waynesburg, Darci Lynn Kurilko of Orlando, Fla., and Tina Marie Metcalf of Greensboro; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Paul Metcalf of Bobtown and Oliver Metcalf of Greensboro, and three sisters, Mrs. Russell (Lucrica) Hoopengarner of Piedmont, W.Va.; Mrs. Elmer (Avenella) Hott of Westernport, Md., and Mrs. Robert (Waltena) Billingham of Bentleyville. He was predeceased by four brothers and one sister. Friends will be received in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and in the Faith Church of the Nazarene on Friday from 10 until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Walter Speece and the Rev. John Humble officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Hill Cemetery, Greensboro. U.M.W.A. ritual will be recited at the graveside.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1995

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Mary Jane METKUS ( -1995)

Mary Jane Metkus

   Mary Jane Metkus, 76, of California, Pa., died Sunday, Aug. 6, 1995, in Main Line Nursing, Malvern, Pa. She is survived by three sons, Dr. Francis Metkus of Yardley, Dr. Thomas Metkus of Downington and James Metkus of Redondo Beach, Calif.; one daughter, Mary Jane Tarbox of Peabody, Mass.; nine grandchildren; and two brothers, Joseph Oswald of California, Pa., and Frank Oswald of Phoenix, Ariz. Friends will be received in the Joseph E. Greenlief Funeral Home, 323 Fourth St., California, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, Aug. 9, until 9:30 a.m., the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1995

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Mike METSCO ( -1903)

Two Miners Killed

   Paul Cutler and Mike Metsco, two Slavs, were killed instantly Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock by a fall of slate at Continental No. 2 works. Coroner Hagan went out to investigate the accident, but decided that an inquest was not necessary.


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

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

Horribly crushed by a motor in the Banning No. 1 mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Company at 6 o'clock Monday morning, Delmar Metteives, aged 23, well-known youth of South Huntington township, Westmoreland county, died three hours later in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Metteives and known throughout the Banning, Whitsett and Smithton vicinities.  The body was removed from the Pittsburgh hospital to the Bartheis funeral home in Smithton.
In addition to his parents, the victim is survived by two sisters and two brothers.
The mine mother on which he was working broke away and crushed him internally.  He was rushed to the Pittsburgh hospital where death ensured at 9 o'clock Monday morning.
Funeral services are incomplete.
(Newspaper dated 27 Oct 1937)


John N. METZ (1885-1962)

JOHN N. METZ

   John N. Metz, 77, of Mount Pleasant, Star Route, died Thursday in his home. He was born in Maryland Nov. 30, 1885, a son of the late David and Mary Catherine Merrill Metz. A retired plumber, he was one of the original founders of Metz Brothers Plumbing Shop. He was a member of Mount Joy Church of the Brethren, and IOOF Lodge of Mount Pleasant, and a director of the Town Hall Association of Mount Pleasant. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Blance Gearhart Metz; two daughters, Mrs. Carl Hamel of Trafford and Mrs. George Bieber of Connellsville, and five sons, Millard and Robert of West Palm Beach, Fla., John of New Castle, Fred of Mount Pleasant and Donald at home. There are also 15 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Ada Daugherty of Mount Pleasant, Mrs. Susan Morey of Uniontown and Miss Mary Metz of Greensburg. The body will be in the Grimm funeral home after 7 p.m. today where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, in charge of the Rev. John Geary, assisted by the Rev. William Gauntz. Burial will be in Mount Joy Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, December 28, 1962, page 4, column 4

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Mildred Yursich METZ (1928-1995)

Mildred Y. Metz

   Mildred Yursich Metz, 67, of Carmichaels and formerly of Gates, Fayette County, died Monday morning in Uniontown Hospital. She is survived by her mother, Ana Semonich Yursich of Waynesburg; her husband whom she married in May 1965, Mike Metz; a daughter, Mrs. Sheila Gail Gomez of Carmichaels two sisters, Mrs. Anna Yursich Bregan of Carmichaels and Mrs. Sylvia Yursich Smith of Sewickley; two grandsons, one granddaughter, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Yoskovich Funeral Home, 300 South Vine St., Route 88, Carmichaels, 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—– February 16, 1928
   Died—– September 25, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1995

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Thomas M. METZ (1933-1995)

Thomas M. Metz

   Thomas M. Metz, 62, of Point Charlotte, Fla., died July 8, 1995, at his residence. He was born May 6, 1933, in Mount Pleasant, and moved to Port Charlotte in 1984 from Poland, Ohio. He was a retired telegrapher and dispatcher for Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad for 32 years. He was also a security guard for Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees, Unit 133, in Port Charlotte. He was predeceased by his father, Millard Metz, and Margaret Galley Metz. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Metz of Port Charlotte; son, James T. Metz of Indianapolis, Ind.; a stepson, Richard Tinney of Port Charlotte; and an aunt, Grace Galley of Port Charlotte. Memorial services will be at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 3028 Caring Way No. 2, Port Charlotte 33952. Robertson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte, was in charge.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1995

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bullet Charles Ross METZLER died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Charles Ross Metzler, died at 9 a.m., Saturday in the Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis, Ind., following a prolonged illness extending over the past two years.  Death was due to complications.
Mr. Metzler was born at Albrights, W.Va., June 8, 1874, the son of Noah and Mary R. Metzler and was educated in the local schools at Albright. At the time of his death he was assistant manager of the Braun Hotel, Muncie, Ind., which position he had held for the past three years.  Prior to assigning interests in the hotel business Mr. Metzler was engaged for more than 25 years in various capacities with the Baltimore & Ohio and the Morgantown & Kingwood railroads.  For more than 15 years he was trainmaster of the M. & K., stationed at Morgantown.
Mr. Metzler is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Parks Metzler, and two children: Mrs. Lodell Goodbar, of Crawfordsville, Ind., and Ross Metzler, Gary, Ind., and one granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Goodbar, of Crawfordsville.  His mother, Mrs. Mary R. Metzler, of Uniontown, and Mrs. W. E. Sharps and S. W. Metzler, brother and sister, both of Uniontown, also survive.
The body has been returned to Morgantown, W.Va.  Funeral services were solemnized this afternoon at 1:30 at Davidson funeral chapel there in charge of Rev. Burr R. McKnight, pastor of Asbury Methodist Episcopal church, Uniontown.  Burial in a Kingwood cemetery.
(Daily News Standard - May 11, 1931)


bullet Alfred MEUCCI died in 1932. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

DEATHS
ALFRED MEUCCI
Alfred Meucci, aged 65 years, died at 8:30 p. m., Wednesday, June 8, 1932, in the Uniontown Hospital, of complications which followed a major operation. He is survived by two sons Carlo, of Derrick avenue, with whom he made his home; and Adorno, of Monongahela.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Carlo Meucci residence. Burial at Sylvan Heights.


Judith Evans MEYER, Ph.D. (1943-2012)

CARPINTERIA, CALIFORNIA
Judith (Evans) Meyer, Ph. D.

Judith (Evans) Meyer, Ph. D. age 69, Carpinteria, California passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 26, 2012 in a Santa Barbara hospital. She was born March 27, 1943 in Uniontown, Pa., the daughter of John Evans Jr. and Suzanne (Bogden) Evans, who preceded her in death. She was an active member and volunteer for the American Cancer Society and a microbiology professor at Santa Barbara City College. She was survived by her husband, Henry Meyer; son, Wesley Meyer; two sisters: Paula Bodnar and husband James, and Barbara Ann Pessy and husband John; brothers: Daniel Evans, Mark Evans, John Evans and wife Alicia; nieces: Lisa Evans Vinch, Dr. Jamie Bodnar Drowley, Jennifer Bodnar, Rachel Evans Rollings, Jessica Evans, Madison Vinch, and Jordyn Bodnar Drowley; nephews: Dr. Jason Bodnar, Sam Vinch, Lt. Col. Michael Drowley, USAF, Matthew Rollings, Jacob Bodnar Drowley, Joshua Bodnar Drowley, and Zane Bodnar. A private service will be held in Santa Barbara, California on Wednesday, August 1, 2012.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, July 29, 2012, page B3

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bullet Mrs. Gertrude MEYERS died in 1917. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)

Mrs Gertrude Meyers, 73 years old, wife of A. Samuel Meyers,  died Saturday, at noon, at the home of her son, Jacob Meyers of Uniontown.  
Weekly Courier, Thurs, Oct 25, 1917, page 5


Violet P. MEYERS (1915-2000)

Violet P. Meyers, 84, of Champion, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in the Harmon House, Mount Pleasant. She was born Aug. 12, 1915, in Melcroft, a daughter of the late George and Ida Geary Lowery. Violet was a lifelong resident of the Champion area and was a member of the Mt. Nebo Church of God. She was also a member of the Donegal Senior Citizens.

She is survived by a son, Arthur J. Meyers and his wife, June, of Champion; two brothers, Arthur Lowery and his wife, Rose, of Canonsburg, Pa., and George Lowery and his wife, Betty, of Pomeroy, Ohio; two sisters, June Roadman and her husband, Alvin, of Kregar and Betty Pyle and her husband, Ray, of Tampa, Fla.; and two sisters-in-law, Ethel Lowery of Pomeroy, Ohio, and Goldie Lowery of Melcroft.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Tilford M. Meyers in 1974, and two brothers, Donald and Clarence Lowery.

Friends will be received in the CYLDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Wendell Grimm officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Saltlick Township.


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

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Emma Fiorenzi MICALE ( -2012)

TROY, MICHIGAN
Emma (Fiorenzi) Micale

Emma Fiorenzi Micale, age 81 of Troy, Michigan, formerly of Republic, Pa., passed away at Beulmont Hospital in Michigan on August 21, 2012. She was a graduate of the former Redstone High School in Republic. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony “Tony” Micale, her parents, Charles Angelo Fiorenzi and Rose (Camilli) Fiorenzi, brother Fred Fiorenzi killed in action during World War II, and sisters: Mary L. Fiorenzi, Ann Paull, Viola Soloway and Lena Chan. Emma is survived by her son Marc Anthony Micale and wife Maryanne of Novi, Michigan; one granddaughter Grace; one sister Angeline (Jay) Franks of Hibbs (Ralph), Pa.; two sisters in law: Freda Bova and her husband Joe and Connie Zavistowski and her husband Don of Michigan and many nieces and nephews and their families. Services were private. A Memorial service will be held at a later date in Troy.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, September 1, 2012

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Anthony W. MICHAEL ( -2002)

   Anthony W. Michael, 36, of Connellsville, died Monday, July 15, 2002, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Porterfield Michael; three sons, Chadd Anthony Michael and Stacey Allen Kochenderfer, both of Connellsville and Bryck Allen Michael of North Bend, Ind.; three brothers, Jeffrey Achey, Richard Achey and Curtis Michael, all of Logans Port, Ind. and one sister, Ella Mae Michael of Logans Port, Ind. Friends will be received at Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2002, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, July 16, 2002

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Lala Hanna MICHAEL ( -1988)

   Lala Hanna Michael, 63, of Uniontown, died Wednesday Sept 21, 1988, in Uniontown Hospital. Surviving are her husband, Joseph T. Michael; three children, Dr. Joseph T. Michael and daughter- in-law, Nancy, Pleasant Hills, Barbara Michael and Attorney James R. Michael, both of Uniontown; two grandchildren; five sisters, Mary Hanna, Donora, Sadie Brindger, Ford City, Margaret Sagala, Haverstran, N.Y., Aggie Claim, Uniontown and Kitty David, Pleasant Hills; and a brother, Albert Hanna, Donora. Friends will be received in the Haky Funeral Home, Uniontown, today 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday until 9:30 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Thursday, September 22, 1988

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Mary MICHAEL ( -1900)

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

Mary Michael

White, female, 83 years old, married
   Residence—– High Street
   Died—– July 20, 1900
   Buried– Bridgeport


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 152, line 35

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

MARY MICHAEL

Mrs. Mary Michael, aged 65 years, died at her home, 101 East Penn street, Saturday evening, September 19, at 8:55 o'clock, death being due to a complication of diseases.  One brother, Sollie George, survives.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

(handwritten: Park Place Cemetery)

Herald, September 21, 1931


Clara B. MICHALSKY (1932-2005)

Clara B. Michalsky

Clara B. Michalsky, 73, of Connellsville, Pa., died Sept. 24, 2005, at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Jan. 20, 1932, in Chalk Hill, a daughter of the late Stephen and Hannah Margaret-Beucher. Clara was a graduate of Dunbar High School, Class of 1950, and the Uniontown Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1953. She worked as a registered nurse for 30 years with the former Connellsville State General Hospital. Later, she was employed at Lafayette Manor, until her retirement. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Connellsville, and a former member of The Catherine Von Bora Society. She was an avid reader who enjoyed volunteering her time at the Carnegie Library in Connellsville. In addition to reading, she loved to play bingo and spend time with her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Lane and husband, David of Connellsville; a son, John S. Michalsky of Windham, N.H.; seven grandchildren, Matthew and Cara Lane, both of Connellsville, and her fiancé, Ronnie Vardell, Jr., of Hopwood, Eric, Jared and Michael Michalsky, all of Hiller, Pa., and Adam and Jason Michalsky of the state of New Hampshire; a brother, Stephen Beucher Jr., and wife, Barbara of Confluence; a sister, Mary McBeth and husband, Paul of Leisenring; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, George Beucher; a sister, Margaret (Peg) Lenhart; and three infant brothers, James, David and Harry Beucher.

Friends will be received in the PAUL G. FUNK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 North Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, on Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday from 9 until 11 a.m., the hour of the service, with Pastor Matthew Stabe officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, September 26, 2005

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Ralph Ewing MICKEL (1925-1994)

Ralph E. Mickel

   A memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. in First United Methodist Church, Second St., Greensburg, for Ralph Ewing Mickel, 69, of Greensburg and a native of Parkersburg, W.Va., who died Thursday, Sept. 15, in his home. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jo Scholl Mickel; children, Rebecca Mickel Duffy and her sons, Brian, Daniel, and Patrick Duffy, all of Pittsburgh, Marc Mickel and his children, Jennifer and Douglas, of Hopewell, Pa., and Steve Scholl Mickel and his son, Steven, of Mount Pleasant; and a sister, Ruth Mickel Sarle of Worthington, Ohio. Arrangements are under direction of the Kepple-Graft Funeral Home Inc., 524 North Main St., Greensburg.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– January 28, 1925
   Died—– September 15, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1994

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Joslyn MICKENS (1980-2001)

   Joslyn Mickens, 21, of Masontown, Pa., died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001. She was born January 26, 1980, in Uniontown, Pa. In 1993, her father, Leon Mickens, preceded her in death. Joslyn was a graduate of Albert Gallatin High School. Surviving are one daughter, Jalaysia Johnson of Masontown, Pa.; her mother and stepfather, Vanessa and Kevin Byrd of Masontown, Pa.; sisters and brothers, Celeste Roberts of Arizona, Leon Mickens of Masontown, and Chantla Stokes and Leon Thomas, both of Uniontown, Pa.; stepbrothers and stepsisters, LaSha Deberry of Uniontown, Pa., Darrious and Candace Byrd of Edenborn, Pa., Justin and Tiara Byrd of Ohio, and Robert Berger of Gates; her maternal grandmother, Mildred "Sis" Brown and paternal grandmother, Josephine Mickens, both of Masontown, Pa.; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Friends will be received in the MURIEL E. LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 East Main St., Uniontown, Pa., on Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, the hour of service, with the Rev. Solomon Dotson officiating. Interment, Greendale Cemetery, Masontown, Pa.


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

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Wilma MICKENS ( -1996)

Wilma Mickens

   Wilma Mickens, 70, of Fairchance, died Tuesday, March 19, 1996, at the Laurel Nursing Center, in Uniontown. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth A. “Pete” Mickens: five children, William Mickens and wife Joan of Connellsville; Patricia Brown and husband Norman, Joyce Crawford and husband Henry, all of Oxon Hill, Md.; Linda Etheridge and husband Michael of Fairchance, and Karen Mickens of Greenbelt, Md.; a number of grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the MURIEL E. LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 E. Main St., Uniontown.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1996

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bullet Frank MICKEY obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)

Frank Mickey, 63, Smock, R. D. No. 1, died at 2:30 p.m., yesterday in the Connellsville State hospital, where he had been ill since October 31.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Minerva Mickey, and the following children: Mrs. Maude Hall, McKeesport; Mrs. Bessie Yauger, Rowes Run; Herbert Vanderbilt; Willingham Allison; Wilbert, Brier Hill;
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(date unknown)


George H. MICKEY ( -1949)

GEORGE H. MICKEY

  CONFLUENCE, Apr. 8— George H. Mickey, 93, a native of Dawson, died at 10:22 o’clock Wednesday night in Price Hospital here of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was admitted to the institution Saturday morning for treatment. A retired railroad conductor, he was a resident of Confluence for 37 years. He was a member of the Methodist Church and Brotherhood of Railway Conductors. He was twice married, his first wife, Cordie Ellen Yowler, preceded him in death December 18, 1926. His second wife, Mrs. Margaret DeBolt Mickey, survives with the following children: Mrs. E. T. Hall, Mrs. Ray Hunter and Mrs. Ray Knight of Confluence, Mrs. Jacob Younkin of Mather, Mrs. Edna Shanks of Dover, Del., Mrs. Ira Whipkey of Connellsville and M. H. Mickey of South Connellsville. There are also 21 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the home with Rev. A. J. Allen, pastor of the Confluence Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be made in Addison Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, April 8, 1949, page 2, column 5

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James MICKEY ( -1864)

DEATHS

  MICKEY— Another soldier has gone. James Mickey, of Co. E, 14th Pa. Cav., died while on his way home from U. S. Hospital, in Hagerstown, Md. The deceased was aged 36 years and 6 months. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his loss. He was loved by all who knew him and will be held long in remembrance as one of the many heroes of old Fayette County. He was an affectionate husband and a kind father; when his companion heard of his illness she immediately hastened to him so administer to his wants, he was overjoyed at her presence, and expressed a desire to come home to his children, and as soon as she got permission of his officers she started with him home, but he died before getting to Pittsburgh. How hard the stroke of death appears to fall, On friends that are still living, But it consoles our hearts to know, That they have died forgiven. I sat beside him as he prayed, While he was still a living, He plead of God through Jesus’ name, That he might be forgiven. I saw his countenance as it changed, As though he heard some pleasing story, He raised his eyes, he clapped his hands, And shouted, glory, glory. Six little children left with me, And me, his wife, makes seven, O, God, direct us in that way, That leads us home to heaven.    J. McF.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, December 29, 1864, Vol. IV, No. 47, page 3, column 1

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James E. MICKEY (1926-1994)

James Mickey

   James E. Mickey, 67, of Perryopolis, died Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Highlands Hospital and Health Center, Connellsville. He is survived by two brothers and three sisters: Charles Mickey and Percy Mickey, both of Uniontown, Esther Morris of Bobtown, Loretta DeVore of Monessen and Emma Keffer of Wick Haven; several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Blair-Lowther Funeral Home, Inc., Perryopolis, today from 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– October 29, 1926
   Died—– January 12, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1994

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bullet Mrs. Mack MICKEY obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)

Suffering a brain hemorrhage while sweeping the sidewalk in front of her home in Snydertown, a suburb of Connellsville, at noon Saturday, Mrs. Mack Mickey, aged 47 years, died two hours later.  Mrs. Mickey collapsed in front of her home.  She was removed to her home and given medical attention.  She is survived by her husband and four children.  Funeral services were held at the home yesterday with burial in the Dickerson Run cemetery.


Mary Fairfax MICKIE (1920-1994)

MICKIE MARY (FAIRFAX)— Friends will be received in the Muriel E. Lantz Funeral Home, 297 East Main St., Uniontown, on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the hour of service, with Rev. Vincent Winfrey officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– September 24, 1920
   Died—– January 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1994

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Irene L. MIDDEN (1913-1994)

Irene Midden

   Irene L. Midden, 81, of Mount Pleasant, died Thursday at Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. Funeral arrangements are under the direction Brooks Funeral home Inc., 406 E. Washington St., Mount Pleasant.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– July 10, 1913
   Died—– December 29, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1994

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Mike MIDLICK, Jr. (1910-1995)

Mike Midlick, Jr.

   Mike Midlick, Jr., 85 of Oliver #1, Pa., died Thursday, Aug. 31, 1995, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Aug. 4, 1910, in Phillips, Pa., son of the late Mike Midlick Sr., and Anna (Swarow) Midlick. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Krainok and Catherine Olschesky. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, Uniontown. Mr. Midlick was a World War II Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army; and was a coal miner having been employed at the Oliver Mine. Surviving are a brother, John Midlick of Oliver #1; a sister, Margaret Bays of Uniontown; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 11:30 a.m., when Panachida Services will be held, followed by the Divine Liturgy at 12 Noon, at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, Uniontown, with the Rev. Fr. Richard Whetstone s celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John Byzantine Cemetery, Hopwood. Military … balance of obit is missing


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1995

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Joseph MIDLIK ( -1945)

JOSEPH MIDLIK

   Joseph Midlik, 36, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Midlik of Askren street, Uniontown, died Monday night at his home at White Plains, N. Y. He is survived by his parents, his widow, Marie; two children, Patricia Ann and Donald Richard, and six brothers and five sisters. The funeral service will be held tomorrow at White Plains.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, November 29, 1945, page 2, column 3

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Mary Ference MIDLIK (1904-1996)

Mary Midlik

   Mary Ference Midlik, 92, of Allison, Pa., passed away Sunday, March 24, 1996, in Brownsville General Hospital. She was born February 27, 1904, in Vanderbilt, Pa., daughter of Andrew and Mary Ference. She was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in Brownsville, Pa., St. Nicholas Rosary Society, and Greek Catholic Union. Her parents, her husband, Andrew Midlik Sr., and a son, Andrew Midlik Jr., preceded her in death. She is survived by these children, Mrs. Emil (Mary) Swartz of California, Pa., Mrs. Helen Shirilla and her husband, John, of Bedford, Ohio, Mr. John Midlik and his wife, Nancy, of Parma, Ohio, Mr. George Midlik and his wife, Frances, of Parma, Ohio, Mr. George Midlik and his wife, Frances, of Parma, Ohio, Mrs. Ann Steeber and her husband, Charles, of Belle Vernon, Pa., Mrs. Patricia Bilko and her husband, Paul, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Andrew (Louise) Midlik Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio, 27 grandchildren, and 34 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the ANDREW J. SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. where a Panachida Service will be held Tuesday, March 26, at 12 noon followed by Divine Liturgy at 12:30 p.m. in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Brownsville, Pa., with Rev. Fr. Jerome Botsko as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Nicholas Cemetery. Parastas Service will be held today at 8 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1996

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bullet Mrs. Helen J. MIELEWSKY obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (12)

HELEN J. MIELEWSKY
Mrs. Helen Yablonski Mielewsby <sic>, aged 30, former well-known teacher in German township schools, died suddenly, Friday, January 14, at her home in House 294 at Edenborn from a brief illness of heart trouble. She was doing house work in the kitchen of her home when fatally stricken.
Mrs. Mielewsky is survived by her husband, Burns Mielewsky; a son, Joseph, 18 months old; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Yablonski; and the following brothers and sisters, Frank,
(balance of obit missing)


Andrew T. MIENTUS (1916-1994)

Andrew Mientus, railroad conductor

   Andrew T. Mientus, 78, of 3820 Brighton Road (Bellevue), Pittsburgh, died Sunday, May 15, 1994, at Woodhaven Care Center, Monroeville. He was born Jan. 22, 1916, in Mount Pleasant, son of the late Thelma Chlebek and Joseph F. Mientus Sr. He worked as a conductor for Conrail Railroad and was a World War II veteran, serving with the U.S. Army Signal Air Warning Battalion in the Pacific. He was a 1935 graduate of Ramsay High School, attended Duffs Iron City College in Pittsburgh and was a member of Railroad Trainsmans Association. Surviving are two sisters, Antoinette “Ann” Mientus of Donegal and Mrs. John (Alice) Gaia of Greensburg. He was predeceased by one sister, Rosalie “Rose” Kaminski; and four brothers, Stanley, John, Frank J. and Joseph F. Mientus Jr.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, May, 1994

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Kathryn Hrebenar MIGYANKO Stone  (1939-1996)

Kathryn Migyanko

   Kathryn “Kit” Hrebenar Migyanko, 56, of Candles Township and formerly of Uniontown, Pa., died Friday, March 1, in North Hills Passavant Hospital. She is survived by her mother, Kathryn Karas Hrebenar of Shoaf, two sons, Steven C. Migyanko of McCandless Township and Ronald J. Migyanko of Warrendale, a brother, Kevin Hrebenar of Jacksonville, Fla., and her fiancée, Gabriel Pagliaro of McCandless Township. The family will receive friends at Simons Funeral Home Inc., 7720 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, today until 1:15 p.m. followed by Funeral Liturgy at 2 p.m. in St. Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Church, Thompson Run Road, McCandless Township. Interment will be held Wednesday, March 6, at 12 noon in Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cemetery, New Salem, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Tuesday, March 5, 1996

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Nick MIGYANKO ( -1970)

NICK MIGYANKO

   Nick Migyanko, 43, of New Salem, died Tuesday night in Uniontown Hospital. He was employed as a stock clerk by the Ticker X-Ray Corp., Cleveland, Ohio. A Korean Conflict veteran, he also served in the merchant marine. He was a member of Holy Trinity R. C. Church of New Salem and the New Salem American Legion Post No. 753. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Eleanor Kipila Migyanko, his father, Alex Migyanko of Amend: six brothers, including Charles of High House, Alex Jr. and John of Uniontown, R.D. 3, Steve of New Salem and George of Evans Manor, and three sisters, including Mrs. Mary Legnosky of Uniontown, R.D. 3, and Mrs. Ann Mickey of Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, April 29, 1970, page 19, column 6

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bullet Stephen MIHALEK died in 1922. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(68)

STEPHEN MIHALEK Obituary

Stephen Miholic (sic), 56 years old, of Davidson, died yesterday afternoon in St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburg (sic), of pneumonia. The body was brought here last evening and taken to the funeral parlor of Joseph L. Stader Company and then to the home. The deceased is survived by his wife, Mary Miholic (sic), and four children, Catherine, Anna, Helen and Joseph. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from the house, with requiem high mass at St. John's Slavish Church at 10 o'clock. The interment will be in the church cemetery.

Connellsville Daily Courier
March 24, 1922


Elijah James MIHALKO ( -2012)

WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Elijah James Mihalko

Elijah James Mihalko, infant, passed away Friday, July 20, 2012 at Fauquier Hospital, Warrenton, Virginia. He is survived by his parents, Paul J. Mihalko Jr. and Casey (Jericho) Mihalko, his sister Emma, and brother Lucas Mihalko of Remington, Virginia. Also surviving are his maternal grandparents, Philip and DeDee Maholtz of Weedville, Pa.; his paternal grandparents, Paul J. Sr. and Amy Mihalko, Uniontown, Pa.; great grandmothers, Helen DeCarli of Weedville, Pa., Doris Mihalko ad Harriet Fitzsimmons both of Uniontown, Pa.; his aunts, Danielle Mihalko and Brittany Mihalko both of Uniontown, Pa.; and his uncle, Jason Jericho and wife Irene of Frederick, Maryland. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Elijah’s name to St. John the Baptist Byzantine Church, 185 East Main Street, Uniontown, PA 15401 or to the March of Dimes. MOSER FUNERAL HOME INC., 233 Broadview Avenue, Warrenton, VA 20186


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Monday, July 23, 2012

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George MIHALKO ( -1965)

GEORGE MIHALKO

   George Mihalko, 54, of Lowber, died in his home. He was a coal miner at the Hutchinson Mine. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Zowada Mihalko; four sons, including Robert J. of Herminie and Ronald D. of Lowber; a daughter, Cynthia, at home; nine grandchildren; and five brothers and sisters, including Mrs. Mary Hopkins of Madison and Mrs. Sophie Bergman of West Newton, R.D.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, April 27, 1965, page 13, column 4

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Michael J. MIHALLIK (1911-1997)

MIHALLIK, Michael J.— Friends will be received in the Haky Funeral HOME, 515 North Main St., Masontown, Pa., today until 10 a.m., when a prayer service will be held. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 10:30 a.m., in St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, Leckrone, Pa., with the Rev. Fr. Andrew M. Kawecki as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Leckrone, Pa.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– November 18, 1911
   Died—– January 19, 1997


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1997

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Clara Skompski MIHALSKY (1926-2000)

Clara M. Skompski Mihalsky, 73, of Footedale, Pa., passed away Monday, February 28, 2000, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born August 14, 1926, in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of Joseph Skompski and Victoria Kusiak Skompski. She was a member of Saint Thomas Roman Catholic Church in Footedale.

Her husband, Edward J. Mihalsky, a granddaughter, Terri Jo Tassone, these sisters and brother, Theresa Skompski, Donna Skompski, Deatra Fronczek and Edward Mihalsky, and her parents are deceased.

She is survived by four sons: Carmel Tassone, Jr. of Millville, New Jersey, Edward Mihalsky, Jr., Walter Mihalsky and David Mihalsky and his wife, Robin, all of Footedale, Pa.; five grandchildren: Angela Strope, Carmel Tassone III, Tiffany Brooks, David Mihalsky and Alyssa Beth Mihalsky; one great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Strope; these sisters and brother: Helen Poarch of Elkton, Maryland, Mrs. Rudolph (Gertrude) Bilko of Filbert, Pa., Eleanor Freeman and Monica Gutowski, both of Bridgeton, New Jersey, Mrs. Raymond (Christine) Jacobson of Filbert, and Eugene Skompski of Uniontown, Pa.

Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Pa., on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, March 2, at 12 Noon in Saint Thomas R.C. Church, Footedale, with Rev. Fr. James L. Popochock as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Saint Thomas Church Cemetery. A Parish Wake Service will be held Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.


Herald Standard, Uniontown, PA, February 28, 2000

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bullet Martin MIKAN died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

MIKAN, MARTIN
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3 o’clock in St. Mary’s R. C. church, North Mt. Vernon avenue, for Martin MIKAN with the pastor, Rev. Fr. John BLAZIC presiding.  Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
Connellsville Courier; Thurs. 11-19-1931


John MIKLOS ( -1941)

MIKLOS FUNERAL

   Funeral services for John Miklos, who died at his home in Edenborn Tuesday morning will be held at 8 o’clock at the home and 9 o’clock at St. Mary’s R. c. church, Leckrone. Pennsylvania Slovak Lodge No. 195 will attend in a body. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 22, 1941, page 3, column 2

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John P. MIKLUSEK ( -1963)

J. P. MIKLUSEK

   John P. Miklusek, 55, of Uniontown, died Thursday in Uniontown Hospital. He was a member of St. Mary’s R. c. Church, Holy Name Society, First Catholic Slovak Union, Branch No. 214, and Robena Local, U.M.W.A. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Helen Hiusko Miklusek; four sons, including John of Uniontown; a daughter, Mrs. Michael Hanchin of Uniontown, and six grandchildren. A prayer service will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Haky funeral home, Uniontown, followed by requiem high mass in St. Mary’s R. C. Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, September 13, 1963, page 15, column 4

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Jacob MIKULIC ( -1930)

JACOB MIKULIC

Funeral services for Jacob Mikulic, who died September 15, 1930, of complications of diseases were held at his home near Brier Hill Sunday afternoon. Mr. Mikulic leaves a widow, Barbara, and ten children, Jack of New York, John of Maxwell, Mrs. Bertha Korbecki, of Brownsville, Mrs. Anna Christopher, of Republic, Mrs. Rose Shepherd, of Uniontown, Sophia of Detroit, Josephine, Julia, Margaret and Bertha, at home. Burial was in Park Place cemetery, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, October 7, 1930

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Benjamin Thomas MILAN ( -1949)

BENJAMIN THOMAS MILAN

   Benjamin Thomas Milan, 81, died Saturday afternoon at his home, R. D. 1, Grindstone, after an extended illness. He was born at Brownsville and was a retired employee of H. C. Frick Coke Company. Surviving are five sons; Joseph of Colonial No. 3, George of Torrance, John Benjamin of Grindstone R. D., Noah of New Salem and Edward of Parkersburg, W Va.; four daughters, Mrs. Aaron (Cora) Jeffries and Mrs. Earl (Grace) Kisko of Grindstone, Mrs. Howard (Mabel) Musgrave of Parkerburg, W. Va. and Gertrude at home; twenty- three grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant View Presbyterian Church at Royal in charge of Rev. I. N. Dundore, pastor. Burial will be made in Pleasant View Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January 31, 1949

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Carole Joyce MILAN (1935-2004)

   Carole Joyce Milan, 68, of Washington, died Thursday, January 8, 2004, in the Washington Hospital. She was born May 14, 1935, in Scottdale, Pa., a daughter of the late Edward Matthew and Martha Jane Redding Hughes. She was a 1953 graduate of the German Township High School. Mrs. Milan was a Homemaker. She was also a payroll clerk for the Community Action Southwest in Washington for over 25 years. She was a member of the Laboratory Presbyterian Church in Washington where she taught Bible School, served as an Elder, clerk of Session, and a Counter. On June 14, 1953, she married Richard B. Milan, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters: Martha Kathleen Milan and Tamara Leigh Bloemker, both of Washington; one son, Robert Wesley Milan of Washington, Pa.; 3 grandchildren: Richard D. Milan, John A. and Joyce K. Bloemker; three step- grandchildren: Keith, Clark and Karley Young; and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by one daughter, Tammy Lynne Milan; one infant son; two sisters: Nora Heintzelman and Sara Pallatto. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, January 10, 2004, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday in the NICHOL FUNERAL HOME, 1873 East Maiden St., Washington, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, January 12, 2004, in the Laboratory Presbyterian Church, Washington, Pa., with the Rev. David Stammerjohn officiating. Interment will follow in the LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Memorial Fund of the Laboratory Presbyterian Church, 33 Manse Street, Washington, Pa. 15301.


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

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David MILAN ( -2010)

   David Milan, age 76, of Uledi, Pa, passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2010, with his loving family by his side. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME, INC. 603 North Gallatin Ave. Ext., Uniontown, Pa. today, June 17, 2010 until 9:15 a.m., when the Panachida Service will be held. The Divine Liturgy will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in New Salem with the Rev. Jerome G. Botsko as celebrant. Interment will be held in St. John Byzantine Cemetery, Hopwood, Pa., where military honors will be accorded by the AMVETS Post 103 of Hopwood.


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

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Eloise MILAN (1942-2007)

   Eloise Bailey Milan, age 65, of New Salem, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Saturday, May 12, 2007, at home with her loving family by her side. She was born April 25, 1942, in Denbo, Washington County, Pa., the daughter of Walter O. Bailey and Louise Durkin Bailey. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Walter J. Bailey. She is survived by her husband, Ronald R. Milan, of New Salem, Pa.; five children: Ronald J. Milan, of New Salem, Pa., Cecelia K. Tiberi and her husband, Thomas, of Fairbank, Fayette County, Pa., Brian K. Milan and his wife, Lori, of Belle Vernon, Pa., Kenneth W. Milan and his wife, Linda, of Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., and Kimberly S. Juran and her fiancé, Joseph El-Ayazra, of Fairbank, Pa; seven grandchildren: Brian K. Milan, Jr., Terri Sue Milan, Thomas H. Tiberi, John J. Juran, Alyson N. Milan, Reno W. Tiberi, and Jessica K. Juran; six brothers and sisters: Darleen Farmer, Phyllis Grabowsky, Karen Bailey, Patrick Bailey, Cecelia Kochis, and Harry Bailey; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the NOVAK FUNERAL HOME, 515 Front Street, Brownsville, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, May 15, until 11 a.m., the Hour of Service, with the Rev. Fred W. Tomlinson, officiating. Entombment will follow in The Resurrection Mausoleum at Mount Saint Macrina Cemetery, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. To sign the on line guest book or to record a personal condolence, please log on to www.novakfuneralhome.net


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, May 13, 2007

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Jack L. MILAN (1933-2011)

   Jack L. Milan age 77 of Grindstone, Pa., died Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at home. He was born on June 29, 1933 in New Salem, Pa. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Jack was a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church and served in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman Apprentice during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion Post of New Salem. He retired from Hillman Barge Inc. of Brownsville, Pa., later from Miller Roofing of Uniontown, Pa. Jack is survived by his wife of 53 years: Betty (Brocco) Milan; Son Tony Milan and wife Nettie of Grindstone, Pa., Granddaughter: Angelica; Sister: Roberta Sowers of Alsip. Ill.; Brother Thomas Milan and wife Mildred of Mayfield, Ky.; Sister-in- law: Carolyn Gaebler and husband William; Brothers-in-law: Thomas Brocco and wife Debbie and John Brocco and wife Carol; Many Nieces and Nephews. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME 135 Park St. Brownsville, PA today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 23 at 11 a.m. with the Reverend James Myers officiating. Interment, Lafayette Memorial Park.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Friday, April 22, 2011

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Joseph Edward MILAN (1896-1966)

MILAN, JOSEPH EDWARD,— Age 70, a resident of House No. 706, Colonial No. 3, (Rowes Run) Pa., died at his home Saturday, December 3, 1966 at 5:30 a.m. He was born in Westmoreland County, Pa., September 25, 1896, the son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Higbee Milan. He was a retired employee of Colonial No. 3 Mine, a member of the UMWA, Colonial Local, a veteran of World War 1, a member of the American Legion of Grindstone, and the Colonial Athletic Club. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Goldie Milan and the following children: Mrs. Helen Mayers, Blainesburg, James of Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Marie Barber, Grindstone, Mrs. Betty Gliebe, Coal Center, Pa., Frank of Grindstone, Joseph of Uniontown, Mrs. Ruth Emerick, Morrisville, Pa., Mrs. Kathryn Antoon, Uniontown and Ronald of Grindstone; four brothers, George of Somerset, Noah of New Salem, Benjamin of Grindstone, R.D., and Edward of Parkersburg, W. Va.; four sisters, Mrs. Cora Jefferies, Grindstone, R. D, Mabel of Parkersburg, W. Va., Mrs. Grace Kisko, Daisytown, and Mrs. Gertrude Barr, Parkersburg, W. Va.; seventeen grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Edith Mae, in 1936. Friends are being received in the J. W. Kisinger Funeral Home, Brownsville, where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., Rev. Wayne Yarnell will officiate. Interment will follow in the Greendale Cemetery, Masontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 5, 1966, page 21, column 7

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Joseph J. MILAN (1932-2006)

   Joseph J. Milan, 73, of Uniontown, died on Monday, February 13, 2006, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born March 16, 1932, in Grindstone, Pa. a son of Joseph E. Milan and Goldie (Cain) Milan. His parents, a brother, Frank Milan, and sisters, Betty Glibe and Edith Milan preceded him in death. Joseph retired from United States Steel Corp., Duquesne works. Left to cherish is memory is his beloved wife, of 41 years Gladys E. (Knabenshue) Milan, two brothers, and four sisters, Helen Mayers of Waynesburg, Pa., Ruth Emerick of Johnston, Pa., Kate Antoon of Uniontown, Pa., Marie Barber of Ohio, Ronald Milan of Route West 40, Pa., James Milan of Florida, and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME, Inc. A Dignity Memorial Provider, 603 North Gallatin Avenue Extension, Uniontown, Pa., on Thursday, February 16, 2006, from 2 until 7 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. Bernard Carl officiating. Interment will be private.


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

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Phyllis Jean MILAN ( -2004)

   Phyllis Jean Milan, 76, of Cunningham, Ky., formerly of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, in Western Baptist Hospital. Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Tom Milan of Cunningham, Ky.; two daughters, Carolyn Rose Butler of Cunningham, Ky., and Sheila Marie Erasmus of Chicago, Ill.; three sons, Terry Wayne Milan of Hickory, Ky., Barry Hugh Milan of Chicago, Ill., and Thomas E. Milan of Cunningham, Ky.; a brother, Robert Dennis of Hopwood, Pa.; and a sister, Mildred Ferguson of Smithfield, Pa; ten grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Friends will be received in the R. D. Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield, Ky., on Wednesday after 5 p.m., and on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, until 11 a.m., the hour of service.


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

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Richard B. MILAN (1932-2010)

   Richard B. Milan, 78 years, of Washington, Pennsylvania died Thursday, September 23, 2010 in Presbyterian Senior Care-Southmont. He was born in New Salem, Pennsylvania on February 22, 1932 the son of Noah Milan and Rose Rodeheaver Milan. Mr. Milan graduated from Uniontown High School. He worked as a Systems Technician for Bell Telephone and AT&T telephone company in Washington, Pennsylvania until his retirement in 1982. He then worked as a private communications contractor for Washington County until 2004. He served with the United States Army in Japan during the Korean War. Mr. Milan was a member of the Laboratory Presbyterian Church where he served as Trustee. He also belonged to the Bell Telephone Pioneers of America. He volunteered with the Blind Association, the Literacy Council, Special Olympics, the Washington City Mission, TRIPIL, Neighborhood Drug Awareness, and Community Action Southwest. On June 14, 1953 he married Carole Joyce Hughes. She died on Thursday, January 8, 2004.

   In addition to his wife of 50 years, he was predeceased by his parents; an infant son; an infant daughter, Tammy Lynne Milan; and a brother, Wesley Milan. He is survived by three children: Marti Milan (Kevin Young) and Robert W. Milan of Washington, Pennsylvania and Tamara Bloemker (Jeff) of Morrison, Colorado; three grandchildren: Richard "RD" Milan, John A. Bloemker and Joyce K. Bloemker; a sister, Roberta J. Sowers of Alsip, Illinois; two brothers: Thomas Milan of Bardwell, Kentucky and Jack Milan of Grindstone, Pennsylvania; as well as several nieces and nephews.

   Family and Friends will be received today, September 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday, September 27, from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m., the hour of Service, in the NICHOL FUNERAL HOME, 1873 East Maiden Street, Washington, PA 15301 (724.228.3011) with the Rev. Sarah Robbins and the Rev. David Stammerjohn officiating. Interment will be private.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, September 26, 2010

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Mary S. Smiga MILANOWSKI (1911-1995)

Mary S. Milanowski

   Mary S. Smiga Milanowski, 83, of East Huntington Township, formerly of Everson, died Tuesday. Surviving are a brother, Michael Smiga of South Euclid, Ohio, and two granddaughters. Friends will be received at the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Scottdale, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until 10 a.m. Friday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– March 29, 1911
   Died—– February 28, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1995

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Sister M. Damian MILAS (1919-1995)

Sister M. Damian Milas

   Sister M. Damian Milas, (Helen Milas), a member of the Uniontown Province of the sisters of St. Basil the Great for 59 years, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1995, at Ohio Valley Medical Center, following a lingering illness. Sister Damian was born in Chicago, Ill., on Sept. 1, 1919, to the late Michael and Mary (Stefanisko) Milas. She entered the Sisters of St. Basil from St. Mary Byzantine Church in Chicago, Ill., on July 7, 1936, in Uniontown, Pa. She pronounced her First Vows on March 19, 1939, and made her Solemn Profession on Aug. 28, 1945. Sister Damian spent most of her religious life in the domestic and culinary ministry in parish convents throughout the Byzantine Metropolia. She also ministered at the Bishop’s Residence and at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Pittsburgh. Because of ill health, Sister Damian was admitted as a patient at Macrina Manor Nursing Home in November of 1994. Sister Damian was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are her twin sister, Mary Oprondek; a brother, John Milas; sisters, Anne Frascone, Emilia Birosak, Julia Yax and Irene Osifchin; and numerous nephews and nieces. Relatives and friends will be received at the Motherhouse Chapel on Friday, Sept. 1, from 1 to 9 p.m. The Parastas Service will be sung Friday, Sept. 2, 1995, at 9 a.m., with the Metropolitan Archbishop Judson M. Procyk, D.D. officiating. The Rev. James Spontak, Chaplain Mountbalance of obit is missing


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1995

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George A. MILCHECK (1925-2003)

  George A. Milcheck, 77, of Brownsville, Pa., died Friday, July 18, 2003 in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. Born December 7, 1925 in Brownsville, Pa., he was the son of Paul Milcheck and Theresa Rohal Milcheck. He was a Veteran of World War II who fought in the Battle of the Bulge and received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. George retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad and also Wetterau Inc. He was a member of the American Legion and Center-in-the-Woods both in California, Pa. His wife, Elizabeth Majercik Milcheck, and parents preceded him in death.

  He is survived by three children: Jan Milcheck, Brownsville, Pa., George Milcheck II, Coal Center, Pa., and Joan Milcheck Moore, Holbrook, Pa.; granddaughters: Ashley Milcheck, Renee Milcheck, Megan Moore, Chelsea Moore; brother, Paul Milcheck; and sisters; Margaret Milcheck Tatrai, Elizabeth Milcheck Gombos and Ethel Milcheck Iacconi.

  Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. where a Blessing Service will be held Tuesday, July 22, until 11 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Mark Skertich officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.


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

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Helen MILCHECK ( -2011)

   Helen Milcheck, age 78, of Brownsville, PA died Tuesday, April 19, 2011. Daughter of the late John and Mary Chapley Sekula. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul S. Milcheck, brothers, Steve, George and John Sekula. She is survived by two children: Paul G. Milcheck of CA and Cheryl Milcheck McGrady and husband, Paul of Brownsville, PA; sister, Marie May of NV; brothers: William Sekula of Elizabeth, PA and James Sekula of Ohio. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, PA, today from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM, where a Blessing Service will be held on Thursday at 2 PM with the Rev. Father Micah E. Kozoil officiating. Interment will be held in St. Nicholas Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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Paul S.'Pappy' MILCHECK ( -2010)

J. W. MCCLAREN DIES SUDDENLY

  Paul S. "Pappy" Milcheck, age 83 of Brownsville, Pa., died Wednesday, December 1, 2010. He was the son of the late Paul and Teresa (Rohar) Milcheck. Paul is survived by his wife, Helen (Sekula) Milcheck; son, Paul Milcheck; daughter, Cheryl McGrady and husband Paul; sisters: Margaret Tatrai and Ethel Iacconi. He was predeceased by his brother George and his sister Elizabeth. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa. today (Friday) from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. where a Blessing service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. Micah E. Kozoil officiating. Interment in St. Nicholas Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Friday, December 3, 2010

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Rita M. MILES ( -1997)

Rita M. Miles

   Rita M. Miles, 68, of Arizona, formerly of Clarksville, Pa., and Walton Hills, Ohio, daughter of the late Alfred and Clara (Cecchini) Lamo; beloved wife of Kenneth W. Miles; dear mother of Rita (Gene) Morrison, Phyllis (Brian J.) Melling, Janet (Allan) Kennedy and Kenneth W. (Dory) Miles Jr.; loving grandmother of Heather, Scott, Joseph, Steven, Darrell, Kimberly, Brittney and Felicia; loving great-grandmother of Ashley and Stephanie; and beloved sister of Clara Jean Sabo, Alfreda (Reno) Abbadini and Albert A. Lamo died Sunday, March 23, 1997. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, April 5, 1997, at the Bedford Christian Church, 98 Center Rd., Bedford, OH 44146. Committal of Ashes will follow the service at the Hillcrest Mausoleum.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1997

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