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.
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.
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.
Harry MCMILLAN died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(12)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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!
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Uriah MCNATT died in 1926. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)
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, 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.
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. Josephs 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
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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clyde E. Means
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gerald W. Means
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.
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.
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.
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
John R. Means
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.
John S. Means Jr.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Sandra Ann Means
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.
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, 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
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.
Wilda R. Means
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.
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.
A later newspaper article:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mary Ruth Mellinger
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mrs. 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.
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.
MERCHANT— November 9th, Mrs. Merchant, widow of the late Dr. Lewis merchant, in the seventy-third year of her age.
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, 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
Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino <SFfoster at aol.com>
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.
METTEIVES died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb
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)
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.
Mrs. Mary MICHAEL died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(9)
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, 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.
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.
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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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.
Martin MIKAN died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3 oclock in St. Marys 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.