Fayette County Genealogy Project

Obituaries


Eugene W. MINNICK, Sr. Stone  (1900-1968)

MINNICK, EUGENE, SR.— Age 67 years, of 40 Lemon Wood Acres; died in the Uniontown Hospital, August 1, 1968, at 6 AM. He is survived by his wife, Laura; the following children, Eugene William of Cleveland, Ohio; Melvin Dilane, Mrs. Daniel (Delores) Nicklow, Mrs. Paul (Patricia) Thomas and Robert James, all of Uniontown; Gary Lynn at home; also twenty-two grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Violet Fike of Uniontown. Friends will be received in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 108 W. Main St. this evening from 7 till 9, Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 and on Saturday until 1:30 p.m. the hour of service with Rev. Harry E. Stevick of the Free Methodist Church officiating. Internment in Franklin Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 1, 1968, page 28, column 8


MINNICK, EUGENE, SR.— Friends will be received in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 and on Saturday until 1:30 p.m. the hour of service with Rev. Harry E. Stevick of the Free Methodist Church officiating. Internment in Franklin Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, August 2, 1968, page 15, column 8

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Laura MINNICK Stone  (1910-1977)

MINNICK, LAURA B.— Age 67 years, of 40 Lemon Wood Acers, Uniontown, Pa., passed away Sunday September 11, 1977 at 7 p.m. in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born February 6, 1910, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Clark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Minnick, Sr., August 1 1968. Surviving are the following children: Eugene William of Cleveland, Ohio, Melvin, Duane, Ronald and Mrs. Daniel (Dolores) Nicklow, all of Hopwood, Pa., Mrs. Paul (Patricia) Thomas and Robert, both of Uniontown, and Gary of Leith, Pa.; teenty-two grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Fesick of Masontown, Pa., Ella Mae Snodey of Uniontown, Mrs. Frances Blaho of Newark, Ohio; two brothers, Ray of Hopwood, Pa., and Kenneth of Baltimore, Md. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathryne Smiley in 1958, and a grandson, Daniel Nicklow, Jr. in 1975. Friends will be received in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., Uniontown, this evening from 7 to 9, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 2 p.m., the hour of service, with Rev. True Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, September 12, 1977, page 33, column 8

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Betty A. McCutcheon MINOR (1932-2000)

Betty Ann McCutcheon Minor, 67, of Lake Ridge, Va., died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, in the Arlington Hospital, Arlington, Va. She was born Oct. 14, 1932, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late William and Ethel Helms McCutcheon. Mrs. Minor worked as a caregiver for many years and also as a receptionist at the Washington House in Alexandria, Va. She is survived by two daughters, Vicki A. Malloy of Dale City, Va., and Barbara Ann Sidwell of Lake Ridge, Va.; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Hugh and William McCutcheon, both of Connellsville.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Clyde H.D. Minor in 1988; one son, William Sidwell; and one sister, Mary Jane Tissue.

Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Normalville Cemetery.


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

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Dorothy J. MINOR (1924-1996)

Dorothy J. Minor

   Dorothy J. Minor, 71, of Connellsville, Pa., died Tuesday evening, April 23, 1996, in the Highlands Hospital, Connellsville, Pa. She was born May 19, 1924, in Connellsville, Pa., daughter of Alberta Scott of Uniontown, Pa., and the late William Wilson. In addition to her father she was predeceased by a friend, Cliff Blannon. Surviving, in addition to her mother, is one daughter, Joyce Stevenson of Las Vegas. Nev.; five grandchildren, Tony Stevenson and Vaughn Stevenson, both of Oxon Hill, Md., Sheila McCraney and Shawn Stevenson, both of Las Vegas, Nev., and LeShae Porterfield of Connellsville, Pa.; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Vivian Crawford, of Uniontown; one brother, Ernie Clagette, of Washington, D.C.; and 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 5 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday until 1 p.m. the hour of service, with the Rev. Howard Amos officiating. Interment will follow in the Scottdale Cemetery, Scottdale, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1996

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Elizabeth MINOR ( -1853)

DIED

   At the residence of her husband, on Simpson Creek, Harrison county, Va., on the 21st inst., of Typhoid Fever, Mrs. ELIZABETH, wife of Abia Minor, Esq. The deceased has left a heart-stricken husband and six small children to mourn their sad bereavement of a kind, amiable and affectionate wife and mother.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 31, 1853, Vol. I, No. 51, page 3, column 4

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Elizabeth Minard MINOR ( -1955)

MRS ELIZABETH MINOR

Mrs. Elizabeth Minor 68, of Dunbar died in Connellsville State Hospital at 8:15 Sunday night. She was admitted to the hospital last Monday. She was born at Mount Independence, a daughter of the late William and Ollie Minard and had lived in the vicinity for the past 40 years. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Alice McPeak of Pittsburgh, and a brother George of Uniontown. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert in 1948. The body was taken to the Burhans Funeral Home at Dunbar where the service will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. William A. Linaberger, Jr., pastor of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church officiating. Internment will be in Hopwood cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, November 13, 1955

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Lawrence L. MINOR (1887-1935)

LAWRENCE L. MINOR

   Lawrence L. Minor, Jr., 48, sales manager for Spang, Chalfant & Company, Pittsburgh, died in Allegheny General Hospital, Wednesday, May 29, 1935, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident last Saturday. Mr. Minor was a resident of 139 Inglewood drive, Mt. Lebanon and was a son of L. L. Minor, of Uniontown. Mr. Minor was alone in his car, driving in West Liberty avenue, when the machine became unmanageable and ran off the road. In the accident he received chest injuries and was removed to the hospital. Pneumonia developed resulting in his death. He was born in Uniontown, June 19, 1887. He became identified with the steel business at an early age, going to Pittsburgh 25 years ago, when he became associated with Spang, Chalfant & Company. He had been with that firm since. Mr. Minor was a member of the Duquesne and South Hills Country clubs and of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, as well as many fraternal organizations. Surviving, besides his father, are: his widow, Mrs. Mary S. Minor, and one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Ely, of Pittsburgh; and a sister, Mrs. Marling Miller, of Uniontown. Funeral services will be solemnized this afternoon in the H. Samson funeral home, 537 Neville street. Burial will be private.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 31, 1935, page 13, column 1

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Martha MINOR (1927-1994)

Martha Minor

   Martha Minor, 67, of West Brownsville, died Monday at her home. She is survived by her husband, Arthur R. Minor; six children: Arthur, Jr. of Ohio, Kenneth, Marsha Rinehart, and Daniel, all of Florida, Marilyn Bolinger of Georgia, and Maryann Dubois at home; 10 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; four sisters; and one brother. Private services will be held today. Arrangements are under the direction of the Andrew J. Skirpan Funeral home, Brownsville.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– June 18, 1927
   Died—– June 20, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1994

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Mary MINOR ( -1852)

DIED

   In Peoria, Ill., on the 1st instant, MARY, daughter of John and Martha Minor, aged about four years, formerly of Jefferson, Greene county, Pa.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 29, 1852, Vol. I, No. 3, page 3, columns 2 & 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Frances J. MINSTER (1906-1996)

Frances J. Minster

   Frances Jean Bailing Minster, 90, of Greensburg R.D. 9 and formerly of Alverton died Thursday, June 27, in St. Anne’s Home for the Elderly, Greensburg. She is survived by her children: Jean Burlas and husband, Regis, of Massillon, Ohio, Mary Louise Miller and husband, William, of Pittsburgh, Theodore T. Minster of Massillon, Ohio, and Patricia Ann Teacher and husband, Michael, of Greensburg R.D. 9, a sister, Elizabeth Bailing Bates and a nephew, William Minster, both of Greensburg, 11 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. Family and friends will be received at the Kepple-Graft Funeral Home, 524 North Main St., Greensburg, today until 9:30 a.m.

Social Security Death Index for Francis Minster:
   Born—– February 21, 1906
   Died—– June 27, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1996

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Fred Sebastin MINSTERMAN (1870-1941)

FRED S. MINSTERMAN

   Fred Sebastin Minsterman, 71, well known hothouse florist and sexton for the past 12 years of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Connellsville, died in the Connellsville State hospital Monday afternoon, June 16, 1941, at 1:10 o’clock following a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Minsterman worked on Sunday and during the afternoon helped Funeral Director Milton V. Munk pick out a grave at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. He arose Monday morning about 5:30 o’clock and was seated at the breakfast table prior to going about his daily chores when he suddenly slumped over on the floor. His removal to the hospital was advised. The deceased was born in Bavaria, Germany, February 10, 1870, coming to the United States at the age of 11 years and after the death of his mother. He settled in Pittsburgh where he worked as a bartender and later resumed his occupation in Connellsville. After retiring he was an employe of the Westmoreland Grocery Company and prior to taking the position he held at the time of his death, Mr. Minsterman was night watchman at the Connellsville silk mill. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception R. C. Church of Connellsville; the Holy Name Society of the Church and the Connellsville Aerie of Eagles. He married Miss Margaret Doerfier of Connellsville in 1901. She succumbed on October 4, 1936. Surviving are eight children, Joseph, of Scottdale; John, George and Francis, at home; William, of Connellsville; Mrs. Anna Murphy, of Connellsville; Mrs. Elizabeth Baluch, of South Connellsville, and Miss Mary Margaret Minsterman at home. Ten grandchildren also survive. The body has been removed from the Milton V. Munk Funeral Home to the family residence in McCormick avenue, Connellsville, where brief funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 8:30 o’clock followed by requiem mass at 9 o’clock in the Immaculate Conception R. C. Church. Rev. Fr. Henry Geibel will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery where he formerly worked as sexton.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, June 17, 1941, page 3, column 2

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Margaret Doerfler MINSTERMAN ( -1936)

MRS. M. MINSTERMAN DIES OF
PNEUMONIA FOLLOWING FALL

   Mrs. Margaret Minsterman, 56 years old, died Sunday evening at Connellsville State Hospital from pneumonia, which developed after a fall received seven weeks ago at her home, 812 McCormick avenue. Born in Steinfeld, Germany; a daughter of the late Pancratius and Margaret Doerfler. Mrs. Minsterman came to this country when three years old. She was united in marriage with Fred Minsterman and eight children were born to the union all of whom survive. They are Joseph of Scottdale, Mrs. Terence Murphy of this city; John, George, Elizabeth, William, Francis and Mary Margaret, all at home. In addition six grandchildren also survive. A sister, Mrs. Mary Wagner of Pittsburg and two brothers, Adam and John, died several years ago. Mrs. Minsterman was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and also of the Christian Mothers. The latter will meet at 8 o’clock Tuesday evening at the Minsterman residence to recite the rosary. The funeral will be held Thursday morning. The cortege will leave the home at 8:30 o’clock with requiem high mass at 9 o’clock at Immaculate Conception Church. Interment, in charge of Funeral Director Milton V. Munk, will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 5, 1936, page 6, column 4

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bullet Mike MINTAS died in 1925. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

MINTAS, MIKE

Mike MINTAS, aged 39 years, died at his home, House 103, Brier Hill, Tuesday morning, October 6, 1925, at 12:30 o’clock, following a complication of diseases.  He is survived by his widow, Anna, and several children.
Funeral services will be held this Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock at the Polish Catholic church at Brier Hill with the Rev. Francis Wic?????  officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  
Herald  Wed.  10-7-1925


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

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann Mirolli, aged 76, who died Thursday night, September 22, 1938, at the home in 88 Lenox street, after a three week illness, were conducted at 10 o'clock Monday morning in the Italian Catholic church, Greensburg.  Rev. Fr. Charles J. Ceradini, pastor of the St. Theresa Church of the Little Flower here, as celebrant, assisted by Rev. Fr. Lin? of Greensburg, and Rev. Fr. Alban? of the Greensburg Italian church.  Burial followed in Catholic cemetery, Greensburg.
Mrs. Mirolli, the widow of Da? Mirolli, who died 12 years ago, leaves four children, Frank, of Uniontown, Mary Alversa, Greensburg; Virginia Yetta, Jeannetta, and Nicholas, Greensburg. She also is survived by 15 grand children.
Mrs. Mirolli attended the St. Theresa church in Uniontown.
(right side of the obit is missing)


Anthony J. MISCIK ( -1996)

ANTHONY J. MISCIK

   Anthony J. Miscik, 79, of May Street, Wallington, N.J., formerly of Lemont Furnace, died Wednesday, July 5, in Wallington. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Ann Miscik; a brother Frank: three sisters, Mrs. Mary Sikina, Mrs. Anna Biath and Mrs. Veronica Wilsak: a son George and a grandson George, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Mary Kowalczyk Miscik: two children, Anthony, Jr. and Marcella Miscik, both of Wallington, N.J.; sixteen grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews of Lemont Furnace and Uniontown. He was the last surviving member of his family. Funeral and interment in New Jersey.


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

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Bernice D. MISCONIN ( -2012)

Misconin, Bernice D.
Dunbar Township

Bernice D. "Ben" Misconin, of Dunbar Township, made heaven a little brighter, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2012. She was the daughter of the late John and Anna G. (Farris) Misconin. She was a lifetime member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville. Bernice was employed by First Niagara Bank, Mt. Pleasant, where she served as branch manager and vice president. She will be fondly remembered for her gentle way of helping others and her fondness for animals. She is survived by her sisters, Jeanne Misconin, Rosemarie Hornick and Joanne Sheehan and husband, Dwyer; a loving niece and godchild, Beth Anne Sheehan; sister-in-law, June Misconin; a niece, Genny Lynn Levine; a nephew, Donald Joseph Misconin and wife, Annette; and five great-nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Patricia Misconin; and brother, Donald Misconin. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville. As Bernice requested, there will be no public viewing or visitation. A private funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with Father Peter Peretti as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Angels of Mercy Animal Rescue and Adoption Agency, P.O. Box 62, Dunbar, PA 15431, or an animal shelter of your choice. May our blessed mother smile on you today and always. Love you!


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January, 2012

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Patricia M. MISCONIN ( -2005)

   Patricia M. Misconin of Dunbar Township, Fayette County, Pa., died Monday, April 11, 2005, in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. She was the daughter of John Misconin and Anna G. (Farris) Misconin. Patricia was a lifetime member of Saint John The Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Connellsville, Pa., and a longtime dedicated employee of Allegheny Energy where she worked in Human Resources. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother, Donald Misconin. Patricia is survived by the following sisters: Bernice Misconin and Jeanne Misconin both of Dunbar Township, Rosemarie Hornick and her husband, Andrew, of South Connellsville, Pa., and Joanne Sheehan and her husband, Dwyer, of Dunbar Township; a loving niece, Beth Anne Sheehan; a sister-in-law, June Misconin of Mentor, Ohio; a niece, Genny Lynn Levine and her husband, David; a nephew, Donald Joseph Misconin and his wife, Annette; five great nephews; and a special aunt, Catherine Yourich. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 North Pittsburgh Street, Connellsville, Pa. It was Patty's request that there would be no public viewing or visitation. A private Funeral Mass will be said in Saint John The Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Father John A. Butler as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Saint John The Evangelist Roman Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint John The Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 908 West Crawford Avenue, Connellsville, PA 15425.


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

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Raymond S. MISCONIN ( -1997)

Raymond S. Misconin

   Raymond S. Misconin, 68, of Dunbar, Pa., died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, at Highlands Hospital. He was a self-employed mechanic and the son of the late Steven and Magdalene Conetsco Misconin. He is survived by three brothers, Edward Misconin of Cleveland, Ohio, Ronald Misconin of Cleveland, Ohio, and Robert Misconin of Leisenring, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Potocar of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Dolores Workman of Memphis, Tenn.; also many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 to 10 a.m., followed by a blessing service at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Father John Butler as celebrant. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Cemetery, Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January, 1997

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Paul MISCOVICH, Sr. (1914-1995)

Paul Miscovich, Sr.

   Paul Miscovich, Sr., 80, of Uniontown, died Tuesday, June 20, 1995, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born June 30, 1914, in Clarksburg, W.Va., a son of the late Mike and Mary Miscovich. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Martha Tobak Miscovich; a daughter, Catherine (Kay) Malarich; three brothers, Mike, John and Steve Miscovich; and two sisters, Mary Miscovich and Helen Hillen. Surviving are a son, Paul D. Miscovich Jr., of Uniontown; three daughters, Mrs. George (Marie) Miller of Uniontown, Mrs. William (Marlene) Love of Atlantic City, N.J., and Mrs. John (Marilyn) Bruno of Smithton, Pa., 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was a former coal miner and dairy farmer; and was a member of St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church. Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday until 10 a.m., when a prayer service will be held, followed by Divine Liturgy in St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. David Misbrener as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church Cemetery, Hopwood, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

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John A. MISENKO ( -1993)

John A. Misenko

   John A. ‘Jack’ Misenko, 58, of Seville, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1993, in Akron General Medical Center. He was the son of Margaret Panzone Misenko of Grindstone and the late John A. Misenko. He was retired from the Cleveland police force and was a member of Cleveland F.O.P. No. 8 and the C.P.P.A. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Patricia Koval Misenko; two children, Jack Misenko and his wife, Natalie, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Jody Meager of Medina, Ohio; two grandchildren, Jack and Callie Misenko….


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1993

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Steve J. MISHER, Sr. ( -1996)

STEVE J. MISHER, SR.

   Steve J. Misher, Jr., 93, of Fairhope, Belle Vernon, Pa., died Thursday, February 22, 1996, in the emergency room of the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Kowasic Misher; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Helen) Druiak of Fayette City, Pa. and Mrs. Betty Petras of Belle Vernon, Pa.; 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; one sister, Mary Kordich of Hiller and one brother, George Misher of Rices Landing, Pa. Friends will be received today from 4 to 9 p.m. in the Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home, Fayette City, Pa. and Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of service.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, February 23, 1996

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Anthony F. MISINAY ( -1965)

Misinay Rites Set

   Funeral services will be held Thursday for Anthony F. Misinay, 54, of Uniontown, who died yesterday in Uniontown Hospital after a lingering illness. Friends will be received at the Victor DeCarlo Funeral Home from 7:30 tonight until 8:25 a.m. Thursday, when prayer services will be held. Requiem High Mass will follow in St. Mary’s Church with Rev. Michael Kushner as celebrant, and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Misinay was a barber and veteran of World War II. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Rudolph (Leona) Barlos, Uniontown, and Mrs. Margaret Moroffko, Toledo, Ohio, and two brothers, Martin, Uniontown, and Samuel, St. Louis, Mo.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, March 9, 1965, page 6, column 3

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Donna J. Burrie MISKE (1949-1994)

Donna J. Miske

   Donna J. Miske, 44, of California, Pa., died Monday, May 16, 1994 in Canonsburg Hospital. She was born Nov. 4, 1949, in Hibbs, daughter of the late John Donald Burrie and Mary Elizabeth Reagan Norman of Leckrone. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Burrie. She attended Carmichaels High School; was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, California, Pa.; former secretary at Waynesburg College; payroll co-ordinator for Intermediate Unit 1, California, Pa. In addition to her mother, surviving are her husband Michael Miske of California; a son, Michael, at home; two daughters: Cecilia and Tiffany, both at home; a brother, William Burrie of Carmichaels; and three sisters: Elizabeth Marucci of Republic, Dorothy Murry of Ohio, and Beverly James of Leckrone. Friends will be received in the GREENLIEF FUNERAL HOME, California, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until 10 a.m., the hour of service, with Fr. Robert Connolly officiating. Interment Highland Cemetery, California, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1994

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Julia Luxner MISTLEBAUER (1903-1995)

Julia Mistlebauer

   Julia V. Luxner Mistlebauer, 92, of Connellsville, R.D. 1, (Dry Hill Road), Upper Tyrone Township, died Tuesday, June 27, 1995, in Highlands Hospital and Health Center, Connellsville. She was born Jan. 8, 1903, in Dawson, a daughter of the late Anthony and Elizabeth Bendl Luxner. She was a long time member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, and the Church Ladies Guild. She was also a member of the Altar and Rosary Societies of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Dawson. She was a retired line captain for Overholt Distillery, Broadford, with 30 years’ service. She also served as committee woman for Upper Tyrone Township Democratic party for the past 25 years, retiring in 1994. Surviving are her husband, Rudolph T. Mistlebauer, with whom she would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7; one son, Paul F. Luxner and his wife, Goldie of Clarksville, Ohio; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Rose E. Daniel of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Ann Stillwagon of Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by seven brothers, John, Frank, Andrew, Joseph, William, Albert and Edward Luxner; and one sister, Mary Luxner. Friends will be received in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, with the Rev. Emil S. Payer as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish Cemetery. A parish rosary will be recited at 1:30 p.m. Friday and a parish wake service will be held at 7:15 p.m. Friday, both in the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

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bullet John MISUS died in 1932. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(35)

JOHN MISUS
John Misus, aged 65 years, died at 1:20 o'clock Sunday afternoon, November 18, 1932 at his home, rear 88 Albion street. He is survived by the following children, his wife, Anna, having preceded him in death by 12 years; Joseph in the Phillippines with the U.S. Army; Miss Pauline, of Akron, O.; Edward, Godfrey, Jr., and one sister, Mrs. Ursula of Chicago.

Brief services will be conducted in the family residence at 8:30 Wednesday morning, followed by requiem high mass in St. Joseph's R.C. church in charge of the pastor, Rev. Fr. Rokosz. Burial in Cardale cemetery.


Stanley MITANOV (1938-1938)

STANLEY MITANOV

   Stanley Miranov, six month old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Miranov, died Monday morning, October 3, 1938, at the family home in Continental #3, following a brief illness. In addition to his parents, the baby is survived by a brother, John Michael, and one sister, Delores Anne, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor and Mrs. Catherine Squirek. Funeral rites will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning in St. Josephs R. C. Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1938

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bullet Anna E. K. MITCHELL died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Anna E. Kegg Mitchell, 75, lifelong resident of Oliver 8, died at 10:40 a.m., Thursday, February 18, 1937.
Five children survive:  Mrs. Ellen Lally, Oliver 8, Mrs. Elizabeth Stein-????
(balance of obit is missing)


bullet Anna Mae MITCHELL died in 1951. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(8)

Extract:
Mrs. John Mitchell
Birth Name: Anna Mae
Birth Place: Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Parents: George and Elizabeth Meese Hertzog
Death Date: March 23, 1951
Death Place: Washington Hospital
Age at Death: 66
Source: The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, Monday, March 26, 1951


bullet Anna Mae MITCHELL died in 1932. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)

Mrs Anna Mae Mitchell, 61 years, wife of Joseph R. Mitchell, died Tuesday ( 6-12-1932) at her home in Uniontown.  She was the daughter of the late Joseph and  Sarah Ewing of Smithfield.   Besides her husband, she is survived by six children:  Mrs Josephine Sutton and Ira E. Mitchell both of Fairchance Mrs Floretta Tycett, Deer Park, Md.,  Mrs Evelyn Mitchell of Bellevue, Jasper Mitchell of Uniontown, seven grandchildren, two brothers, Charles Ewing of Smithfield , Omer Ewing of  Ohio and one sister: Mrs J. T. King of Smithfield.    The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Free Methodist Church , Evane Street by the Pastor , Rev. J. O. Archer.  Burial will be in the Smithfield cemetery.   Daily Courier, Wed, Jan 13, 1932


Carmine MITCHELL ( -1920)

THIRD DEATH AS RESULT
OF AUTO SMASH ON PIKE

   Death toll in Sunday afternoon’s automobile crash at Gray’s hill was increased to three yesterday with the death in the Uniontown hospital of Carmine Mitchell, aged 49, one of the occupants of the ill-fated car in which also John Nuzzo, aged 32, and Guiddo Lettori, aged 29, rode to their death in the wild ride down the mountain side. The driver of the car, Rapisto Briatico, is under $3,000 bail upon a charge of driving an automobile while intoxicated. All concerned in the wreck were from Belle Vernon. An inquest into the tragedy will await the return of Coroner S. H. Baum who is spending a few days at Atlantic City.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, July 27, 1920, page 1, column 5

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Carol MITCHELL (1969-1996)

Carol Mitchell

   Carol A. Mitchell, 26, of Connellsville, R.D. 1, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1996, at her home. She was born June 5, 1969, in Connellsville, a daughter of Margaret M. Pirl Mitchell, with whom she resided, and the late Leroy B. Mitchell Sr. She was a member of the Mount Olive Evangelical Church of North America, Route 982, Connellsville, R.D. 2. She attended Westmoreland County Community College, where she received her nursing degree. She was employed at Montefiore Hospital as a registered nurse. She was continuing her education at Penn State for a bachelor of science degree. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Danny (Brenda Lee) Moyer of Scottdale; eight uncles, William Edward Mitchell, John D. Pirl, Eugene Pirl, Harry Pirl, Donnie Pirl, Chester Prinkey, Joseph Pirl and Wilbert Pirl; and eight aunts, Dorothy Guth, Mrs. Fred (Janet) Berg, Dolly Livingston, Ruthy Pirl, Dorothy Ritenour, Janet Nicholson, Linda Ritenour and Helen May. She was predeceased by paternal grandparents Edward and Edna Mitchell; maternal grandparents Joseph Pirl and Mildred Prinkey; and two uncles, James Pirl and Charles Pirl. Friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, today until 1 p.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Robert Patton officiating. Interment will follow in Pennsville Independent Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1996

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Chauncey B. MITCHELL (1897-1932)

   Chauncey Mitchell Dies Very Suddenly At Veterans Hospital Chauncey B. Mitchell, well-known young man of Connellsville and an active member of Milton L. Bishop Post, American Legion, died suddenly at 1:10 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Veterans’ Administration Hospital, Hines, Ill., where he had gone for an operation. News of the death was a shock both to his family and the community. Many of his friends were unaware he had entered the hospital and information concerning the sudden summons was startling to most of them. The young man was not in ill health. He had noticed a slight growth in his mouth which occasionally bothered him as he ate. Fearing complications might develop, he arranged to go to the hospital and left here just about three weeks ago. Doctors at the hospital made a study of his case and in a letter which he wrote to his wife Thursday forenoon he said he was “standing by” for the operation. It is not yet known whether he had undergone the operation. The message from the hospital to Mrs. Mitchell said the young ex-soldier had died from an “un- demonstrable cause.” Chauncey Brooks Mitchell was born in this city on June 3, 1897. His father, James W. Mitchell, died in June, 1931. He is survived by his mother and his widow. There are no brothers or sisters or children. He graduated from the Connellsville High School and went to Denver, Colo., where he was employed for a time. During his school days he was a clerk in the Laughrey Drug Company store. He served in the United States Army during the World War, being a sergeant in the Medical Department at Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky. He was honorably discharged after 19 months. On his return to this city he became identified with the engineering corps of the H. C. Frick Coke Company and had since been employed. On March 30, 1922, he was married to Miss Edna Moorehouse of Uniontown, and has resided in this city since. Mr. Mitchell was an unusually active member of the Milton L. Bishop Post and was especially interested in its bugle corps. He was recognized as one who could always be depended upon to respond for any duty at any time and was popular with his buddies in the post. While at Camp Zachary Taylor he became a member of Shawnee Lodge, No. 830, F. & A. M., and he was an officer in the Connellsville lodge of Maccabees. He was also a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of this place. Arrangements for the funeral have not been made. The time of arrival of the body from Chicago was not known this morning and announcement of the services was withheld until later. The Legionnaires will have complete charge of all details. The body will be prepared for burial by Funeral Director C. C. Mitchell.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, December 10, 1932, page 1, column 6

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David Franklin MITCHELL ( -1937)

DAVID MITCHELL

   Word has just been received here of the death of David Franklin Mitchell, age seven months, six days, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mitchell, 7 Reed avenue, Alexandria, Va., who died at his home there of bronchial pneumonia on Sunday, May 9. Mrs. Mitchell was known here as Miss Helen Ward, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Ward, of New Salem.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, May 12, 1937, page 16, columns 1 & 2

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bullet Debby MITCHELL died in 1862. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

March 13, at the residence of her father at Laurelville, of Dyptheria, DEBBY MITCHELL, aged 5 years.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. April 10, 1862.



Delilah Sanner Tokish MITCHELL (1926-2003)

   Delilah Sanner Tokish Mitchell, 76, of Carmichaels, Pa., died Sunday, September 7, 2003 in Beverly HealthCare, Waynesburg, Pa. She was born November 2, 1926 in Carmichaels, Pa., daughter of James Sanner and Emma Speelman Sanner. She was a member of St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church. Her first husband, Joseph Tokish, second husband, Joseph Mitchell, brothers, William, Jesse and Paul Sanner, sisters, Helen and Gladys Sanner, granddaughter, Amanda Hancheck, and parents preceded her in death. She is survived by four children: Glenda Lamendola and husband Michael, Burlington, Vermont, Joseph Tokish and wife Cindy, Rices Landing, Pa., Dianne Hair and husband, Howard, and James Mitchell and wife, Rebecca, all of Carmichaels, Pa.; three stepchildren: John Mitchell and wife Chardale, Thompson, Ohio, Joseph M. Mitchell Jr. and wife Linda, Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio, and William Granchi and wife Marge, Geneva, Ohio; 20 Grandchildren: Raymond Hancheck, Samantha Hancheck, Christy Tokish, Joseph T. Tokish Jr., Phillip Tokish, Angela Hair, Jessica Hair, Michael Mitchell, Stephanie Mitchell, John Mitchell, Jerred Mitchell, Justin Mitchell, Joseph Mitchell III, James Mitchell, Katie Mitchell, William Granchi, Joseph Granchi, John Granchi, Lisa Morabito, Lori Munns; and 12 great grandchildren. Friends will be received in the PAUL MICHAEL LESAKO FUNERAL HOME INC., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa., Paul Michael Lesako, Funeral Director and Supervisor, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, September 10, from 12:30 p.m. until the Blessing Service at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Fr. John A. Bauer will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Leckrone, Pa.


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

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Della M. Burnette MITCHELL (1914-2003)

   Della M. Burnette Mitchell, age 89, of Brownsville, Pa., died Friday, November 28, 2003 in LaFayette Manor, Uniontown, Pa. She was born on January 15, 1914 in Brownsville, Pa., daughter of John Burnette and Mary Ellen Lennon Burnette. She was a member of Rosa Garabaldi Lodge, Brownsville, Pa. Della had over 40 years of Volunteer service with the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of America. She was an Officer and member of Cross Keys, Brownsville, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the V. F. W. in West Brownsville, Pa. Her Husband, Herbert G. Mitchell Sr., infant Daughter, Della Mae, Grandson, Robert Crawford, Brother, John "Casey" Burnette Jr., sisters, Ellen J. Trout, Ethel Burnette, Louise McCoy, and Parents preceded her in death. She is survived by three Children: Nancy Crawford, Charlotte, North Carolina, Jan McClure, Phoenix, Arizona, and Herbert Mitchell Jr., Brownsville, Pa.; five Grandchildren: Cheryl Prekrel, Karen Inman, Shannon Bedingfield, Mitch Mitchell and Casey Mitchell; seven Great Grandchildren and two Great-Great Grandchildren. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, Pa., today from 4 to 9 p.m. where a Prayer Service will be held Monday, December 1, at 9:30 am. A Funeral Mass follows at 10 a.m. in The Historic Church of St. Peter in Brownsville with Rev. Fr. Vincent Gigliotti as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Washington Cemetery, Farmington, Pa. The Ladies and Men of the Brownsville Sons of Italy will meet in the Funeral Home today at 6 p.m. ©The Herald Standard 2003


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

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Delores MITCHELL ( -1996)

Delores Mitchell

   Delores Payne Mitchell, 62, of Chicago, Ill., and formerly of Thompson No. 2, died Wednesday, July 17, 1996, in Columbia Michael Reed Hospital, Chicago, Ill. She is survived by three sons, Clarence Mitchell Jr., and Rodney and Tony, all of Chicago, Ill.; nine grandchildren; three aunts; two uncles; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were held Saturday, July 20, 1996. Arrangements were under the direction of the Rayner Funeral Home, Chicago, Ill.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1996

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Dolores Jean Berndt MITCHELL (1929-2010)

   Dolores Jean Berndt Mitchell, age 81 years of Uniontown, Pa. died Tuesday, August 17, 2010 in the Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg. She was born February 2, 1929 in Uniontown the daughter of Phillip Berndt and Katherine Brownfield Berndt. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter Sheri Renee' Collins, and two brothers Charles and Jimmy Berndt. Dolores was a member of St. John's R. C. Church and a graduate of St. John's High School Class of 1947. She worked as a seamstress at the Berkowitz Shirt Factory for many years and at the Uniontown Hospital for ten years. Dolores is survived by her husband Edward LaVern Mitchell, and the following children: Kathleen Zapotosky of Lemont Furnace; Edwin Lee Mitchell of Scottdale; Kenneth Ray Mitchell and wife Joan of Uniontown; and Timothy Wayne Mitchell of Phoenix, Arizona; fourteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren; three sisters Phyllis Shimko and husband Jack, Carol Yakopovich and husband Jack all of Macedonia, Ohio, and Darlene Gawlik and husband John of Bedford, Ohio. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa. Services will be private at the family's request.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Friday, August 20, 2010

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Donald S. MITCHELL Stone  (1933-2006)

   Donald S. Mitchell, age 73, of Ohiopyle, Fayette County, Pa., passed away on Father's Day, June 18, 2006, in the Laurel Ridge Nursing Center, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. He was born August 7, 1933, in Stewart Township, Fayette County, Pa., son of Shelby T. Mitchell and Rogene (Fleming) Mitchell. "Don" was a member of the Falls City Baptist Church and attended Chalk Hill United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Ohiopyle- Stewart Volunteer Fire Department. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Delores Mitchell. Surviving are his wife, Mary (McCune) Mitchell; three sons: Richard D. Mitchell and his wife, Shirleen, of DuBois, Pa., Jeffery L. Mitchell, and Mark A. Mitchell, both of Ohiopyle, Pa.; one granddaughter, Nicole Mitchell; his step- mother, Lois Eicher Holt Mitchell; and a sister, Carol Minerd and her husband, Byron K., of Chalk Hill, Fayette County, Pa. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME OF FARMINGTON, Fayette County, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where Services will be held on Wednesday, June 21, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Terry Collins officiating. Interment will follow in Irwin Memorial Cemetery, Ohiopyle, where Military Honors and Rites will be accorded by the General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103 of Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, June 19, 2006

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Dorothy Jean Wandell MITCHELL (1920-2008)

Dorothy Jean Wandell Mitchell

   Dorothy Jean Wandell Mitchell, loving wife, mother and sister, age 87 of Wears Valley, Tenn. and formerly of Uniontown and Farmington, Pa. passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2008. She was born on December 24, 1920 in Uniontown, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Evan Dean Wandel. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Louis P. Mitchell, sisters, Ruth Wandel, Betty MacNeill, Edith Lake, Maryolive Hill and sister-in-law, Elaine Wandel.

   She is survived by her children: Eileen Chisnell and husband Jack of Wears Valley, Tenn., George Mitchell of Plainfield, N.J., Carolyn Mitchell of Bedminister, N.J.; brothers and sisters: Charles Wandel of Medina, Ohio, Doris Fouch of Uniontown, Pa., Bob and Audrey Wandel of Uniontown, Pa., David and Ellie Wandel of Brockport, N.Y. and Marilyn Wandel of Uniontown, Pa.; special Aunt and Uncle, James and Virginia Sesler of Uniontown, Pa., brothers-in-law: Campbell MacNeill, George Hill and Richard Lake; numerous nieces and nephews; special family friend, Brian Friedman of Basking Ridge, N.J.

   Friends will be received in the BARNETT-SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME 680 Cherry Tree Lane, Uniontown, Pa. on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where a funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Robert Ellenberger officiating. Interment at Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


Greene County Messenger, Waynesburg, PA, Saturday, July 19, 2008

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Earl W. MITCHELL (1889-1962)

E. W. MITCHELL

   Earl W. Mitchell, 73, of A-1 Pyramid Drive, Brentwood, formerly of Connellsville, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in his home. He was born June 17, 1889, at Addison, a son of the late James L. and Carrie Brown Mitchell, and had been a Connellsville resident most of his life. He was a member of the Spencer Methodist Church of Brentwood. A former clerk in the accounting department of motive power of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, he served in Connellsville until 1932, when he moved to Pittsburgh. He retired in January 1951 after 44 years of service. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Jane McCartney Mitchell; two sons, James French Mitchell of Erie and Donovan E. of Brentwood; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Clarence (Ida) Murphy of Louisville, Ky., and a half-brother, Dr. David Reese of Cumberland, Md. The body will be at the Munk funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held there at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Lynn Shindledecker officiating. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park.


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

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Edna May Hugland MITCHELL (1932-2005)

   Edna May Mitchell, 73, of Center Township, (Beaver County), Pa., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 15, 2005, at The Medical Center, Beaver County, Pa. She was born June 2, 1932, in Grindstone, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of the late, Alva and Mildred May (Hebner) Hugland. Edna May was raised in Grindstone and was a graduate of Brownsville High School, Fayette County, Pa. A resident of Center Township since 1966, she was a member of the First Christian Church, Beaver, and was currently serving as a deaconess and was active in the Circle of Women group. She was also currently serving as president of the Center Township no. 3 Fire Company ladies auxiliary and was a past president of the Beaver County Firemen Relief Association ladies auxiliary. She had recently retired from the Beaver County Election Board following 30 years of service. She was a member of a 500-card club, loved to play bingo, crochet and shop at Wal Mart.

   A dedicated wife, Edna May leaves her husband of 53 years, Richard Mitchell to whom she was united in marriage on October 10, 1951. A patient mother, she leaves two daughters: Shirley Mullenax, of Center Township and fiancée, Tim Reckner, of East Liverpool, Ohio, Susan Wilczynski and husband, Frank, of Aliquippa; a son, David Mitchell and wife, Beverly, of Kuttawa, Ky.; three grandchildren: Daniel Mullenax and wife, Shelly, Michael Mitchell and Jessica Mitchell; a great-grandson, Christopher and numerous friends. In addition to her parents, a son, Richard Robert Mitchell on June 22, 2001, preceded her in death. She was also preceded by a brother, Alva "Buddy" Hugland Jr., and a sister, Doris Jean Taylor.

   Friends will be received in the SIMPSON FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, Pa., where services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. with Gary L. Wackler, officiating. The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to Friendship Ridge's 5th Main Staff, Physical Therapy Staff and nurses for the excellent and loving care given to Edna May during her stay for the past couple months. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired to the First Christian Church Building Fund, Iroquois Place, Beaver, Pa., 15009. Visitation was held on Saturday, December 17, 2005, in the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, December 18, 2005

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Edward LaVern MITCHELL (1929-2011)

   Edward LaVern Mitchell, age 81 years, of Uniontown, PA died Monday, February 28, 2011 in Uniontown Hospital. He was born on December 27, 1929 in Uniontown, PA, the son of Jasper King Mitchell and Helen Densmore Mitchell. He regularly attended the Uniontown Free Methodist Church. Edward graduated from North Union High School with the class of 1949. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked for several years at Berkowitz Shirt Factory and worked for IBEW Local 5 for over 50 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dolores Jean Berndt Mitchell, who passed away August 17, 2010, brother, Merrill Mitchell and daughter, Sheri Renee' Collins. Edward is survived by three sons: Edwin Lee Mitchell of Scottdale, PA, Kenneth Ray Mitchell and wife, Joan of Uniontown, PA and Timothy Wayne Mitchell of Phoenix, AZ: one daughter: Kathleen Zapotosky; fourteen grandchildren and four great- grand-children; three brothers: Danny Mitchell of Coolspring, PA, Duane Mitchell of Uniontown, PA and Dale Mitchell of Hopwood, PA; five sisters: Miriam Mitchell of Kansas City, KS, Lois Frazee and husband, Ray of Uniontown, PA, Dolly Kennedy of Uniontown, PA, Eleanor Burt of Titusville, PA and Carolee Henckel and husband, Larry of Uniontown, PA and son-in-law, Scott Collins of Arizona. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA 15401. Services will be private at the family's request.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 3, 2011

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Ella Cover MITCHELL ( -1947)

MRS. ELLA COVER MITCHELL

Mrs. Ella Cover Mitchell, aged 84,widow of John Mitchell, died, Friday, January 30, 1947, at 8 a.m., following a thirteen week illness, in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Work of Arthurdale, West Virginia, with whom she made her home. Mrs. Mitchell was a former resident of Grays Landing. Surviving are four children, Hannah Wilhelm of East Liverpool, Ohio, Ellis Mitchell of Cassville, W.V., Edgar Mitchell of Pursglove, W.V., Pearl Work of Authurdale, W.V.: several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; four brothers, Bert, Jack, John and James Cover. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, January 13 at 1 p.m. in the home of Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Work. Internment will be in Greendale Cemetery near Masontown under the direction of the Jenkins & Brown Funeral Home, of Morgantown, WV.

Note from contributor - * her husband John Mitchell died May 15,1914


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January 11, 1947

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Eliza A. MITCHELL Stone  (1867-1911)

Mrs. Charles Mitchell

   Mrs. Charles Mitchell died here Tuesday morning, after an illness of six or eight weeks. She is survived by her husband, six sons and three daughters. The husband is a coal hauler for the Struthers Coal Company and their son John is chauffeur for F.M. Semans, Jr of Uniontown. The funeral occurred at 2 clock this afternoon with internment at White Rocks cemetery near Fairchance.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, September 30, 1911, page 5

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Eloise MITCHELL (1918-2004)

   Eloise Mitchell, 85, of Philadelphia, Pa., formerly of the Orient area, passed away Monday, May 3, 2004. She was born May 23, 1918, in Philadelphia, Pa. Preceding her in death was her husband, Roosevelt Mitchell. Surviving are three daughters, Shirley Mitchell and Cleaster Jackson Mitchell, both of New York, and Doreen Outland of Philadelphia; one sister, Rita Hayes of Detroit, Mich.; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Friends will be received in the MURIEL E. LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 East Main St., Uniontown, today from 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Leonard Kirby officiating. Interment in LaFayette Memorial Park.


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

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bullet Emaline Show MITCHELL died in 1917. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(123)

McCook Tribune,Red Willow County, Nebraska, Thursday Evening, July 5, 1 917
Passing of An Early Settler.
The death of Mrs. Emaline Mitchell Tuesday of this week, removes anothe r of those who pioneered this section of Red Willow county. The husban d and father preceded her to the spirit land several years since.
The children remaining have the kindliest sympathy of many friends in t his sorrow and bereavement.
Obituary
On June 3, 1841, Emaline Show was born in Fayette County, Pa. In early l ife she moved with her family to Filmore county, Ia. Here they lived u ntil 1882 when they came to Nebraska to make their home near McCook whe re she lived until her death. She was married in 1859 to Henry Howard M itchell whose death occurred on October 1, 1914. She was the mother of t welve children of whom five preceded her in death. In her youth she was c onverted and united with the Methodist church, but later transferred he r membership to the Church of Christ.
Mrs. Mitchell was sick for about seven years, but did not take to her b ed until about five or six weeks ago. On Thursday, June 28th, she suff ered another stroke of paralysis from the effects of which she never re covered. She leaves four sons, three daughters, 28 grandchildren, 12 g reat-grandchildren, 5 brothers, and 2 sisters.
The funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at the country hom e of the youngest son of the deceased. Mr. Nicholas Mitchell, conducte d by Rev. H. C. Seidel, the ladies of the church choir furnishing the m usic. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery.


bullet Ethel MITCHELL died in 1924. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

Morning Herald Uniontown PA March 20, 1924 Mrs. Ethel Mitchell - who died at her home in Chicago, Illinois, Tuesday March 18, 1924 will arrive in Fairchance today and will be removed to the home of her parents, Mr. And Mrs. I.P. Gordon by funeral Director Sharpe. Funeral services will be held from the parents home Friday afternoon at 2:00, with the Revs Thompson and Diddie in charge. Internment will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. In addition to her parents, Mrs Mitchell is survived by her husband, two children, Anna and Benton, and three sisters. Mrs Ola Thompson of Fairchance, Mrs Florence Lee of Virginia, and Mrs Mary Batch of Eilzabeth


Eva Siskey MITCHELL ( -2000)

   Mrs. Eva S. Mitchell passed away Sept 29, 2000, in Hayward, CA. She was 93 years old. Born in Bullskin Twp. Fayette Co Pa., Eva enjoyed knitting, sewing and crocheting. Predeceased by her husband, Ruple Joseph Mitchell in 1993. Loving mother of Elaine Stahl of Oklahoma and Joann M. Reed, of San Jose, Cal. Dear sister of Earl Siesky of Jacksonville, FL. and Bob Siesky of Baton Rouge, LA. Devoted grandmother of seven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, Sept 29, 2000

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Ferris P. 'Boone' MITCHELL (1947-2001)

   Ferris P. "Boone" MITCHELL, 54, of North Union Township, Uniontown, Pa., passed away Thursday, September 13, 2001, at his residence. He was born July 7, 1947, in Uniontown, Pa., son of Paul J. Mitchell and Mae Rafiel Mitchell. He was a member of St. George Maronite Catholic Church in Uniontown. Ferris was retired from E. W. Bowman Inc. of Uniontown where he was a Sales Representative for 24 years. He also formerly was employed at Fruehauf Corporation and the Fayette County Assessment Office in Fayette County Court House. He also was a member of the Professional Glass and Ceramic Decorating Organization of America.

   A brother, Thomas "Cut" Mitchell, and his parents preceded him in death. "Boone" is survived by his wife, Nancy J. Wandel Mitchell, to whom he was married 31 years; a son, Kevin Paul Mitchell and his wife, Lisa K., a daughter, Tracey L. Mitchell, three grandchildren, Taylor Dennis, Laura Mitchell, and Kelsey Mitchell, and a brother, John Mitchell and his wife, Shirley, all of Uniontown; and a sister, Mary Mitchell Mehall and her husband, Richard Mehall, of Hopwood, Pa.

   Friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 South First Street, West Side, Connellsville, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Concelebrated Funeral Mass will be said Monday, September 17, at 9:30 a.m. in St. Rita Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with Rev. Fr. Joseph David of St. George Maronite Catholic Church, Uniontown, and Rev. Fr. Frank S. Lesniowski of St. Rita Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, as Celebrants. Interment will follow in St. Rita Cemetery.


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

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bullet George MITCHELL died in 1936. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

The Morning Herald, Uniontown PA, July 3, 1936    George Mitchell
George Mitchell, 71 died at 7 o'clock Wednesday morning, July 1, 1936, in his home.  House 476, Grindstone, following a stroke of apoplexy.  Surviving are his widow, Evelyn Bricker Mitchell:children: Mrs. Elizabeth Strosnider, Arthur, Charles and Harry Mitchell, all of Grindstone, and Elmer Mitchell of Brier Hill. Mrs Ida Slagle of Bittner, a sister, and Oliver Mitchell, a brother, also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 oclock this aftenoon in the residence by Rev. Mr Peters Pastor of the Grindstone Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Pleasant View cemetery


bullet George P. MITCHELL died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

The Uniontown Morning Herald dated 10/15/1935
GEORGE P. MITCHELL
George P. Mitchell , 77, died of complications at 6:10 o'clock Friday evening in his home at Revere.Surviving are his wife, Vina E. Mitchell, and the following children: Mrs Carrie Bolden and Mrs Esther Thompson, Uniontown, Jane Geater Anderson, Ind.Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon in Mount Rose Baptist Church. Burial was in Clearview cemetery.


Gilberta M. MITCHELL (1915-2007)

   Gilberta M. Mitchell, 91, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Sunday, February 18, 2007, in Golden Living Center. Mrs. Mitchell was born August 8, 1915, in Revere, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of the late Joshua and Coretta King Eakins. She was a bookkeeper for Fox Glass, in Uniontown, for many years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd Eakins and George Eakins. She is survived by one daughter, Joyce Santore and husband, Matthew, of Uniontown, Pa.; two grandsons, Scot Santore and his fiancée, Nicole Grant, and Christopher Santore; one sister, Loretta Brooks and her husband, Walter; one brother, Merle Eakins and his wife, Viola; two nephews, Merle W. Eakins and Gary Eakins; and one great-nephew, Jarrett Eakins. Friends will be received in the J. HARRY JOHNSTON FUNERAL HOME, 65 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, February 21, until 10 a.m., the Hour of Service, in the Funeral Home, with Pastor Robert A. Moffat, officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, February 20, 2007

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Glenn R. MITCHELL (1912-2006)

Glenn R. Mitchell
Donegal
Formerly of Uniontown & Boynton Beach, Fla

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Glenn Robert Mitchell, 94, of Donegal, formerly of Uniontown and Boynton Beach, Fla., was called to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, with his brother by his side, after a brief illness, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Born Aug. 26, 1912, in North Union Township, Fayette County, he was a son of the late James W. and Elizabeth (Glover) Mitchell. He was a 1931 graduate of Uniontown Senior High School. He started his military career in 1932 in the U.S. Army. After several enlistments, he was honorably discharged in 1963 from the U.S. Air Force, after serving more than 30 years in the military. During his U.S. Air Corps service in World War II, he was stationed in Northern France, Germany and Normandy, and was awarded the European-African- Middle Eastern Service Medal and the American Defense Service Medal. During his Korean conflict service with the U.S. Air Force, he was awarded the Japanese Occupation Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and Good Conduct Medals. He is survived by two daughters, Marietta Glynn Barry, of San Diego, Calif., and Carole Susan Malone, of Ocala, Fla.; five grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; two brothers, James Mitchell Jr., of Uniontown, and Thomas Mitchell, of Salem, Va.; five sisters, Rose Marie Carroll, of Monaca, Alice Show, of Uniontown, Ruth Martin, of Carnegie, Mary Catherine Wilson, of Vista, Calif., and Florence Meredith, of Sarasota, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Ida Mae (Marietta) Mitchell, on Sept. 14, 2006; and two sisters, Minnie Golcher and Phyllis Gray. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Kregar Community Church, in Stahlstown, with Pastor Keith Hauger officiating. Internment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Connellsville, with full military rites by VFW Post 6743, Donegal, and American Legion Post 301, Connellsville. Arrangements by EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL SERVICE INC., 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, October 26, 2006

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Goldie Dennis MITCHELL (1907-1927)

MRS. GOLDIE MITCHELL

   Mrs. Goldie Mitchell, aged 19 years, five months and six days, wife of George J. Mitchell, Jr., of Oliphant Furnace, died in the Uniontown Hospital Friday morning, February 11, 1927, at 6 o’clock. She is survived by her husband, one son, William; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dennis; five brothers, Carl, Asa, Troy Walter and Dalton, all of Flat Rocks, and two sisters, Mrs. William Logsten of Flat Rocks and Mrs. Frank Rankin of Bunning. The body was removed to the home of Mr. and Mrs. George J. Mitchell, Sr., on the Rosedale road. Funeral services will be held in the White Rock church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Mary Mayle officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Notes from contributor:
   Born–September 4, 1907, West Virginia


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, February 12, 1927, page 7, column 1

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

Harry Mitchell, aged 36, died at 12:30 Thursday morning, June 2, 1938, at the family home in House 63 at Colonial No. 3, following an illness of a complication of diseases.  Surviving are the widow, Martha Mitchell, and three children, Daisy, Harry and Howard, all at home.
The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home.  Rev. Edward Grees of the Free Methodist church, Grindstone, will officiate.  Burial will be in Pleasant View cemetery.


Harry Emmett MITCHELL (1897-1988)

Information taken from the obituary published in the local newspaper.

Harry Emmett Mitchell

Age 91 of Uniontown, formerly of Dunbar
  A Veteran of WW I
  Member of Wesley United Methodist Church
  Retired agent for Prudential Life Insurance Company - for 30 years
   Born–March 14, 1897, Lemont Furnace
   Died–September 25, 1988, Uniontown, Mt. Macrina Nursing Home
   Buried–Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown
   Father–Henry Mitchell
   Mother–Alice Dean Mitchell
   Spouse–Rachel Adele Seamens Mitchell, died in 1967
   Children–Dorothy Louise Bailey
       Margaret Rae Barnes
       Betty Jean Hixon
       Shirley A. Palmer


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, September, 1988

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Herbert Isaac MITCHELL (1893-1894)

Herbert Isaac Mitchell

White, male, 9 1/2 months old, Prospect Street, Uniontown
   Cause of death–Cholera Infantum, sick 2 days
   Born–September 15, 1893, Uniontown
   Died–July 31, 1894
   Buried–Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown
   Father–Jesse B Mitchell
   Mother–Louisa M Mitchell
   Newspaper publication–Daily News Standard, July 31, 1894


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 102

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bullet infant son MITCHELL died in 1905. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

The Daily Standard Oct. 14, 1905    Son of John Mitchell
The four days old son of Mr. And Mrs. John Mitchell of  No. 2 Hadden Place died on Friday afternoon. The internment was in Oak Grove Cemetery.


James F. MITCHELL (1933-1994)

   James F. Mitchell, 60, of Hopwood, Pa., passed away Friday, May 20, 1994, in Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Pa. He was born Sept. 24, 1933, in Hopwood, Pa., son of Mildred Thomas Mitchell, of Hopwood and the late Fred Mitchell, who passed away in 1982. Also preceding him in death were his wife, Greta Morrison Mitchell, in 1970; a grandson, James Allen Dillow, in 1990; and a brother, Jo Paul Mitchell, in 1977. In addition to his mother he is survived by two children, Jamie Dillow and Timothy Mitchell, both of Smithfield, Pa.; a granddaughter, Michele; brothers and sister, Jack Mitchell, of College Park, Md., Jerry Mitchell, Jay Mitchell, and Maria Ray Morrison, all of Hopwood. Mr. Mitchell was the former owner of Klondike Tire Company in McClellandtown, Pa. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of Fayette Lodge No. 228 F. & A. M., Hutchinson Sportsmen's Club, and B. P. O. Elks No. 370 in Uniontown, and a member and past Commander of Hopwood AmVETS Post No. 103. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, May 23, until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Rev. Frederick Monk officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Brownfield, Pa.


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

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bullet James R. MITCHELL died in 1932. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(23)

After an illness of Complications, James R. Mitchell, 64 years of age, of Hopwood Crossing, died last evening in the Uniontown hospital.  Funeral arrangements are being completed.

Standard 9/25/1932


Jesse MITCHELL ( -1994)

Jesse Mitchell

   Jesse Mitchell, 46, of Connellsville R.D. 2, died Tuesday in his place of residence. Surviving are two brothers, Leroy B. Mitchell of Connellsville and William E. Mitchell of Connellsville R.D. 2; two sisters, Dorothy Guth of Connellsville and Mrs. Fred (Janet) Berg of Scottdale. Friends will be received in the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and until 1 p.m. Friday


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July 19, 1994

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John 'Jack' MITCHELL ( -1890)

THE LIVING AND THE ENTOMBED

Who Were Actors in The Sad Tragedy That made Twenty Homes Fatherless

THE LUCKY ONES WHO ESCAPED THE FLAME OF DEATH
And Made Their Way through the Choking Gas of the Man-way to Home And Anxious Friends Outside

A LIST OF THOSE WHO MET DEATH IN ITS MOST HORRIBLE FORM
Who the Entombed Miners Were, Where and How They Lived and
the Legacies Death Bequeathed to Their Families
A MUMBLE OF WIVES, SISTERS, MOTHERS AND ORPHANS DEPRIVED OF SUPPORT

Generous Friends, Kind Neighbors, Benevolent Citizens, Societies and Corporations Contribute Generously and Freely to Relieve the Distress

Of the 51 miners who were in the mine at the time of the accident, 30 escaped through the man-way on the left side of the main slope. The fortunate were as follows, William Landy and two sons, William and Morris Jones, and William Yates, Barney and John Cosgrove, Patrick and Terrance Begley, who are brothers of Richard and Joseph Begley, two of the entombed unfortunates, Maurice Pine, James Miller, John McGuill, John Kerwin, Edward Condron, John Boyd, Thos Kelly, George Lowry, James Murphy and Thomas Shearen. The miners who were in the right heading number 31. Their names were as follows:

BEGLEY, JOSEPH DEVANNY, JOHN (1st) McCLARY, JAMES
BEGLEY, RICHARD DEVANNY, JOHN (2nd) McCLARY, THOMAS
CAHILL, PATRICK DEVLIN, PATRICK MITCHELL, JOHN
CAHILL, WILLIAM DEWEY, ELMER McCUEN, JAMES
CAVANAUGH, MARTIN EAGAN, PATRICK McCASHION, DANIEL
COPE, JOHN HAY, DAVID McGILL, ROBERT
COPE, ANDREW HAY, WILLIE SMITH, DANIEL
COURTNEY, PATRICK KENNAN, JOHN SHEAREN, DANIEL
COURTNEY, JOHN JOY, JOHN X. SHEAREN, JAMES
DAVIS, DAVID MAUST, BARNEY TURNEY, MILTON
DAVIS, THOMAS

THE VICTIMS
Something About Them, Their Families,
Homes and Circumstances

The unfortunate men were residents of Dunbar and vicinity. They were chiefly of English Irish and Scotch descent, no Hungarians or Poles having ever been employed at these works. Many of them owned their neat little homes and those who were not native born were naturalized. They were a frugal honest body of workmen, and were above the average miners in intelligence and thrift. They were personally known to nearly every resident of Dunbar and vicinity. Almost all were married and fathers of families ranging in numbers from one to ten children. The following gives more in detail the condition of the families left fatherless by the sad calamity.

Article includes individual accounts for each victim. For complete text, see David Davis.

‘Jack’ Mitchell lived in a little log house above the Dunbar Furnace Company’s store. He was the father of seven children, six of whom and their mother are living.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, June 20, 1890, page 1, columns 6&7

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

THE HILL FARM TOMB

Yields Up Its Dead After Nearly Two
Years of Searching

TWENTY-THREE BODIES FOUND

Death Came Quickly and Painlessly in the
Shape of Black Damp

THE GHASTLY SIGHTS SEEN IN THE PIT

By the Coroner’s Jury and Others Yesterday
Names of the Lost Men

   MANY ANXIOUS AND more curious people will assemble at the ill- fated Hill Farm mine this morning to witness the removal of the bodies of the victims of the disaster of June 16th, 1890, the long and weary search for which ended yesterday in the recovery of all but six of the twenty-nine. The flat in which these bodies were found was reached late Wednesday afternoon. The air was horrible and no attempt was made to pursue the search beyond the first few bodies.

   Article includes complete account of the recovery of victims. For complete text, see John X. Joy.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, March 25, 1892, page 1, column 1

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John E. MITCHELL (1924-2009)

   John E. Mitchell, 84 years, of Brownfield, Fayette County, Pa., died on Friday, February 13, 2009. He was born December 4, 1924, in Grindstone, Fayette County, Pa., the son of Charles Mitchell and Florence Barnhart Mitchell. John was employed for many years with the Henry J. Cooper Roofing Company until his retirement. John was predeceased by his wife, Lenore Williams Mitchell, his parents, and brothers, Charles Mitchell, Jr., Clarence Mitchell, Walter Mitchell, Richard Mitchell. He was the last surviving member of his parents' immediate family. Surviving are children: Larry Mitchell and his wife, Susan, of Baltimore, Ohio, Gary Mitchell, of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Joyce Bloom and husband, Jeff, of Brownfield, Pa.; grandchildren: Jennifer Bloom, Lauren Mitchell, Greg Mitchell and Matt Bloom; and three great grandchildren: Brianna Bloom, Jordan Bloom, and Brendan David. The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Monday, February 16, 2009, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service, with the Rev. Randy Costolo, officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park, Brownfield, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2009 Uniontown, PA, February 15, 2009

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bullet John H. MITCHELL died in 1897. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

Daily News Standard Oct 22 1897 Met A Frightful Death John H. Mitchell Lemont jumps under a train To the Fayette Street Crossing and his life is instantly ground out- letters and papers in his pockets prove his identity.Father also suicided As the 2:30 train on the PRR was running into town this afternoon a man threw himself under it a few rods south of Fayette Street and was instantly killed. His head was ground to pieces and there were no means of identifying him except by papers which were found in his pockets. The mangled remains were brought to the PRR baggage room here and coronary P. S. Smith was notified. Numerous papers and letters in his pockets identified the unfortunate man as Henry Mitchell of Lemont. The letters were addressed to J. H. Mitchell, Lemont. Two envelopes in which the McClure Company pay their men were found in his pockets and he also had two tax receipts given by collector S. W. means of North Union twp. One was dated September 10,1896 and the other Aug. 10,1897. Two notebooks were also found in he is inside coat pocket which contained much memorandum. On the fly leave of one book was a note directing that his wages be paid to John Shaw, but as this bore date of September 25 a month ago, it is probable it was not written in view of his self destruction. There were two or three eyewitnesses of the terrible occurance. They described Mitchell as standing by the track till the train came within a few feet, then he plunged under it with great rapidity. The unfortunate man is the son of the late William Mitchell, who also committed suicide by jumping under a train. Daily News standard Oct. 25, 1897 The funeral of J. H. Mitchell of Lemont, who was killed on the PRR Friday evening, took place yesterday afternoon. The internment being in Park Place Cemetery. There remains were brought to town on the 1:25 p.m. p.m. B and O train and taken to the residence of William Wilson on East Main St., where they were kept still the arrival of the 5:15 p.m. do train from Fairmont on which some of the relatives came. The large number of people gathered at the park shortly after dinner to attend the funeral but owing to the delay they went home before the internment took place.


Katherine 'Kitty' Sieg MITCHELL (1921-2006)

   Katherine "Kitty" Sieg Mitchell, age 84, of Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., fell asleep in the Lord on Friday, January 20, 2006. She was born on May 30, 1921, in Brownsville, Pa., to Abe Sieg and Jennie Jasman Sieg. Raised in Brownsville, she moved in 1933 to Brooklyn, New York, and later moved to the Bronx. She graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Bronx in 1939, and worked at her family's New York restaurant. Following World War II, she married John J. Mitchell and returned to Brownsville where they raised their family. She later worked alongside her husband and brother-in-law as proprietors of Fiddle's Confectionary until retirement in 1990. Throughout her life "Kitty" was committed to her family and friends. She was known for her warm hospitality, cooking and love of travel. She continually gave of herself to enrich the lives of others, and will be remembered for her smile and positive approach to life! She was a devoted member of Saint Ellien Antiochian Orthodox Church where she was a member and director of the church choir and the Myrrh Bearing Women's Society. As an avid golfer and bridge player, she served as past President of the Nemacolin Country Club Women's Golf Association and was a member of numerous bridge clubs in the area. She was also a member of The Order of The Eastern Star.

   "Kitty" was predeceased by her parents, her beloved husband, John Mitchell, and three brothers, Michael Sieg, of Upper St. Clair, Pa., Alex Sieg, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Albert Sieg, of Singer Island, Florida. She is survived by two daughters: Janet Mitchell, of Rockville, Maryland, and Kathy Mitchell, of Murrysville, Pa.; a Son, Mark Mitchell and his wife, Amanda, of Towson, Maryland; three Grandchildren: John "Jack" Paster Mitchell, Tucker Andrew Mitchell, and Lily Brody Mitchell; and a Sister, Rose Sieg Cattano, of Leesburg, Virginia.

   Family and friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, Pa., today, January 23, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Trisagion Service will be held today at 8:30 p.m. A morning Trisagion Service will be held in the Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 24, at 10 a.m. The Funeral Service follows at 10:30 a.m. in Saint Ellien Antiochian Orthodox Church, 500 Spring Street, Brownsville, Pa.


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

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Linda Sue MITCHELL Stone  (1954-1956)

MITCHELL, LINDA SUE— Aged 1 year and 6 months, daughter of James W and Helen Schultz Mitchell of Smithfield R.D. 1, died Friday January 13, 1956, at 7 p.m. in the paternal home. Besides her parents, she is survived by one brother James W., Jr., paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William L. Mitchell, Smithfield, R. D. 1; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schultz, Hoover. Services will be held today at 2 p.m., in the Woodbridge Union Church with Rev. William Provance officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery, under the direction of Vance Funeral Home.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 16, 1956, page 2, column 8

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Lisa Marie MITCHELL (1975-1994)

Information taken from the obituary published in the local newspaper.

Lisa Marie Mitchell

Age 19 of Uniontown
  Student at Albert Gallatin High School -Grade 11
   Born–May 4, 1975, Uniontown
   Died–June 7, 1994, Pittsburgh
   Father–Samuel P. Mitchell
   Mother–Mildred Arndt Mitchell
   Buried–Leckrone, St Mary’s Cemetery


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

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bullet Louisa Sweitzer MITCHELL died in 1923. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

Obit for Louisa Mitchell from the Daily Courier, Connellsville,PA dated 10-16-1923 Mrs. Louisa SWEITZER Mitchell, 85 years old, died at 7 o'clock this morning at her home in Odgen street, follow- ing an illness of just one week. She was very well known in the community, having resided here for 22 years and prior to that time living near Ohiopyle. Her husband died about 17 years ago. Three sons and five daughters survive. They are Nathaniel and Misses Alice, Laura and Rosina at home; Charles F., and Nellie FIKE of this city, Mrs. Sadie Pierce of South Connellsville, and James J. Mitchell, super- intendent of the Warren Water Co. of Warren. Mrs.Mitchell was a member of the First Baptist Church of this city. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday after- noon at the home. Rev. E.H. Stevens, pastor, of the Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will be made in Hill Grove Cemetery.


Mary Helen Myers MITCHELL Stone  (1921-1997)

MITCHELL, MARY HELEN MYERS— Friends will be received in the Haky Funeral Home, 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown, Pa., today and until 11:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at noon in St. Joan of Arc R.C. Church, Farmington, Pa. Interment will follow in Mount Macrina Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, 1997

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Mary M. MITCHELL ( -1941)

MRS. MARY M. MITCHELL

   Mrs. Mary M. Mitchell, 80, died at her home in Addison Tuesday morning at 9:45 o’clock of a heart disease with which she had been bedfast for the past year. She celebrated her birthday on May 15. Mrs. Mitchell is survived by her husband, John W. Mitchell. An only son, Scott Mitchell, was killed a number of years ago in a railroad accident. Also surviving are two brothers, Will Shirer of Somerfield, and Frank Shirer, of Addison; five grandchildren, four of whom live in South Dakota and Minnesota and Mrs. Arline Mitchell Hileman with whom she made her home; and two great grandchildren. There are also a number of nieces and nephews, including Harry N. Mitchell of Uniontown. Funeral services will be held at the home in Addison Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with Rev. Mrs. Ritchey and Rev. Mr. Martin in charge. Burial under the direction of Funeral Director Harry Rishebarger will follow in the family plot in Addison cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 22, 1941, page 3, column 1

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bullet Matilda MITCHELL died in 1949. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

Obit for Mrs. Matilda Mitchell from the Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA dated 3-8-1949 Mrs. Matilda Mitchell, 79, widow of Charles Mitchell, died Saturday night at her home in Smithfield, R. D. 1. Survived by one brother, Leslie Tobin, of Elizabeth.


Merrill K. MITCHELL (1931-2009)

   Merrill K. Mitchell, age 77, of Leisenring, Pennsylvania, passed away Friday, July 24, 2009, in Golden Living Center, Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Born September 16, 1931 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Jasper K. Mitchell and Helen E. Densmore Mitchell. Merrill was a longtime resident of Leisenring. He graduated from the now former North Union Township High School with the Class of 1949. Prior to his retirement, Merrill worked as an Electrician for IBEW Local 5. Merrill was predeceased by his wife, Vivian Irene Cole Mitchell in 2003, and parents. Merrill is survived by his daughters: Malinda Mitchell of Seattle, Washington, Roberta Smith and husband Robert of Leisenring, Pennsylvania; granddaughters: Jennifer Coss and her husband Phillip and Katherine Smith all of Leisenring; great granddaughter, Gwen Coss; brothers; Laverne, Dale, Danny and Dwayne all of Uniontown, Pennsylvania; and his sisters, Eleanor of Oil City, Pennsylvania, Miriam of Kansas, Lois, Dolly and Carolee all of Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Family and Friends will be received on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. in BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 East Green Street, Connellsville, Pa., where a Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Watson officiating. A Committal Service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville, Pennsylvania.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, Monday, July 27, 2009

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bullet Philip MITCHELL died in 1902. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

From The Courier (Weekly), Connellsville, PA dated April 11, 1902...page 8 FAMILY OF SIX BURNED Philip Mitchell, an employe at the Cambria Steel Company's work at Johnstown, and his family of five children were burned to death last week at their home near Johnstown. Mrs. Mitchell was the only one to escape and she was so badly burned that may result. The fire occurred at midnight and the sleeping family did not awake until it was too late. The dead are: Philip Mitchell, the father, aged 53; Harold Mitchell, aged 16; Martha Mitchell, aged 12; Charles Mitchell, aged 11; Jesseie Mitchell, aged 8 and Alice Mitchell, aged 6. The fire started between the floors of the first and second stories from an overheated stove.


Robert C. MITCHELL ( -1923)

ROBERT C. MITCHELL

   Robert C. Mitchell, aged 44 years, died at his home in South Brownsville, Tuesday morning, March 13, 1923, at 11:10 o’clock from pneumonia. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Alice Mitchell, one sister and four brothers. Funeral services will be held from the late home Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Will T. Swain officiating. Interment will be in Bridgeport cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 14, 1923, page 14, column 3

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

DIED
In Brownsville on Thursday the 2d inst., of Consumption, Mr. Ross Mitchell in the 62d year of his age. Mr. M. was one of the oldest and most respectable citizens, and leaves a kind wife, 4 children and numerous friends to mourn his decease.
The Genius of Liberty Uniontown, Pa., November 16, 1854.


Samuel MITCHELL ( -1871)

DIED

  MITCHELL— Samuel Mitchell of Bridgeport, at an advanced age.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 9, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 9, page 3, column 8

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bullet Sarah MITCHELL died in 1914. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

Daily News Standard Uniontown, PA Jan 12, 1914 Mrs. Sarah Mitchell Fairchance, Jan. 12-Mrs. Sarah Mitchell, aged 78, widow of Peter Mitchell, Civil War veteran, died Friday morning. She is survived by these children: George W., at home; Charles, Springfield Township; Elizabeth Mitchell and Mrs. Rebecca Thomas, Uniontown. Interment was made at Woodbridgetown Cemetery(see below for correction to obit the following day) Mrs Sarah Mitchell Haydentown, Jan. 13 Mrs. And Fry Mitchell, age 77 years, four months, 28 days, was born June 11, 1836, and died Jan. 9,1914. She was the widow of the late William Allen Mitchell. Four children survive: George, at home; Mrs Rebecca Jane Thomas, Uniontown; Mrs Elizabeth Ann Hardin, Hadenville; Charles Mitchell, White House; and one is deceased, Henry Mitchell. One sister, Mrs. Harriet Ann McLaughlin of Uniontown, survives. Deceased was a member of the Christian church at Haydentown for 40 years. Funeral services were held in the Woodbridgetown church Jan 11.(George is George William born 7 years after husbands death and Charles is an unknown, also after husbands death, he having no mention in her will)


Virginia Williams MITCHELL (1944-2008)

Virginia (Williams) Mitchell

   Virginia V. (Williams) Mitchell, 64, Hiller, Fayette County, Pa., formerly of Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Monday, November 24, 2008, in Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. She was born September 30, 1944, in Sewickley, Pa., daughter of the late Tyler Williams, Sr., and Ethel Mae Brumley Williams. She was employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Adams Personal Care Home, in West Brownsville, Washington County, Pa., for 20 years.

   Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather who raised her, Russell T. Bush, Sr., a brother, Floyd Williams, two sisters, Dawna Mae Crawford and Vanessia Jeffries, a brother-in-law, Harold Carr, and three sisters-in-law, Mary Williams, Faye Mitchell, and Beatrice Mitchell Carr.

   She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 50 years, Jesse J. Mitchell, Jr., of Hiller; two sons: Christopher (Rosena) Mitchell, of N.C., and Jesse J. (Charity) Mitchell, III, of West Brownsville; four daughters: Michelle V. (Alvin) Tull, of N.C., Edith R. McLee, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Marcella D. (Jeffrey) Davis, of N.C., and Belinda V. Mitchell, of Hiller; four brothers: William S. Williams, of Brownsville, Tyler (Sarah) Williams, Jr., of Ga., Russell (Jay) Bush, Jr., of Ohio, and Thomas (Brenda) Bush, of Brownsville; two sisters: Barbara (Carl) Peterson, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Alice Farrell, of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers-in-law: Claude (Waujeana) Mitchell and George Mitchell; 13 grandchildren; a god-daughter, Valerie "Tracey" Prescott Madison; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

   Calling hours will be Friday, 5 to 8 p.m., in MOUNT LEBANON BAPTIST CHURCH, Baltimore Street, Brownsville. A funeral service will be held in the church on Saturday, November 29, at 11 a.m., with Dr. Herman B. Jackson, Pastor, officiating, and the Rev. Claude Mitchell, Pastor, Little Zion Baptist Church, Jefferson, Greene County, Pa., eulogizing. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Brownsville. Funeral arrangements by LAW FUNERAL HOME, Brownsville, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, November 27, 2008

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Vivian Irene MITCHELL (1930-2003)

Vivian Irene Mitchell
Leisenring

Vivian Irene Mitchell, 72, of Leisenring, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, in Mt. Macrina Manor, Uniontown. She was born Oct. 24, 1930, in Carmichaels, a daughter of the late George R. and Carrie Hensel Cole. Vivian was a resident of Leisenring for most of her life. She was a graduate of the former Dunbar Township High School with the class of 1948. She was a very active member of the Leisenring Presbyterian Church, where she was an ordained Elder and held various church offices. Vivian was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt to her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Merrill K. Mitchell; two daughters, Malinda Mitchell and Roberta Smith and her husband Robert, all of Leisenring; two granddaughters, Jennifer and Katherine Smith, both of Leisenring; a sister, Catherine Brown and her husband Harvey of Riverdale, Md.; and a niece, Viona Brown of Riverdale, Md. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother Clarence Cole. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held Saturday, April 12, 2003, at 1 p.m. in the Leisenring Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Rick Watson officiating. Interment was in Green Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Leisenring Presbyterian Church, Leisenring, 15455, in memory of Vivian Irene Mitchell. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville. www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


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

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Wellen MITCHELL ( -1862)

DIED

   In Addison Tp., Somerset Co., Nov 26th of Diphtheria, WELLEN, son of Alfred and Julia A. Mitchell, aged 7 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, December 4, 1862, Vol. II, No. 44, page 5, column 2

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet William MITCHELL died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

The Morning Herald Wednesday April 4th 1934 William Mitchell
William Mitchell, aged 20 yours and nine months, died in the home of his parents, Mr. And Mrs. George Mitchell, house 63, Rowes Run at 230 Tuesday morning April 3, 1934, following several weeks illness of complications.  Beside his parents he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Ray Mitchell of Waltersburg, Charles and Harry of Rowes Run, Elmer of Grindstone, and Mrs. Elizabeth Strosnider  of Grindstone. Rev. Mr Peters  of the Fairview Methodist church will conduct services in the family residence Thursday afternoon at 230. Burial in Pleasant View Cemetery


bullet William MITCHELL died in 1862. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

March 17, WM. MITCHELL, of Laurelville, of Dyptheria aged 14 years.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. April 10, 1862.


bullet Ruth E. MITTERLING died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Ruth Elizabeth Mitterling, 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Mitterlng, died at 4:10 o'clock Friday afternoon, May 10, 1935, in the home of her parents, 132 Morgantown street.  Death followed an illness of complications.
Besides the parents she is survived by two sisters, and a brother:  Martha Jane, Catherine Arlene and Norman Mitterling, Junior.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon in the family residence by Rev. James C. Clark, pastor of the Second Presbyterian church, officiating.
(newspaper dated May 11, 1935)


Elizabeth Harto MIXEY ( -1958)

MIXEY, ELIZABETH HARTO— Friends will be received at the C. B. Dearth Sons Funeral Home, New Salem, where the family will receive friends until today at 8:30 a.m. Requiem High Mass will be intoned at 9 a.m. in St. Procopius R. C. Church, with Rev. Fr. J. J. Skrak as celebrant. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 15, 1958, page 7, column 1

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Frank C. MOATS (1912-1997)

Frank C. Moats

   Frank C. Moats, 84, of Uniontown, Pa., formerly of Fairchance, Pa., died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Aug. 2, 1912, in Fairchance, Pa., son of the late Charles G. and Lydia C. (Gribble) Moats. Mr. Moats was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Fairchance. Surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Arrangements were private under the direction of the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1997

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bullet John MOATS died in 1864. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(73)

Another Man Killed
It this week again becomes our most painful duty to record the killing of another citizen of this country, under the following circumstances: On Tuesday morning last, before daylight, Wm. K. Cooper of the place and others, went to the residence of John Moats, of George Township, near Oliphant's Iron Works, for the purpose of arresting him as an alleged deserter. Moats jumped out of the window for the purpose, it is supposed, of making his escape, when he was shot by Cooper, and almost, instantly killed. There are conflicting rumors as to the position of the parties when the shooting occurred; some say they were clinched and scuffling, others say that Moats was running.
No arrest has yet been made in consequence of Cooper having gone off on the noon train on Wednesday.
An inquest was held by the Coroner, Dr. James Fuller, and a post mortem examination made. The verdict of the jury was, that John Moats was killed by a pistol shot, deliberately fired by Wm. K. Cooper, Moats, it is alleged was drafted and never reported himself. He leaves a wife and one or two small children. George Township seems to be an unfortunate place. This is the second man killed in the township within a few months and three heads of families, have been killed in that neighborhood since the war broke out.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Feb. 11, 1864.


Lloyd A. MOATS ( -1968)

L. A. MOATS

   Lloyd A. Moats, 63, of Lake Lynn, R. D., died unexpectedly Tuesday. A retired coal miner, for many years he was employed by Fancy Hill Coal Co. He was a former officer of Fancy Hill Local, U.M.W.A. Surviving are his widow, Marie; two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Mary) Jordan of Point Marion and Miss Sarah M. Moats of Lake Lynn; six sons, including George D. and Carl H. of Lake Lynn; a brother, Theodore Moats of Smithfield, R. D.; four sisters, Mrs. Ida Price, Mrs. Marie Miller, Mrs. Effie Smith and Mrs. Jennie Smith of Smithfield, R. D., and 11 grandchildren.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 25, 1968, page 21, column 1

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Ronald Lee 'Ron' MOATS Stone  (1951-2000)

RONALD L. MOATS

Ronald Lee "Ron" Moats, 48, of Haydentown, Pa, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000 at home. He was born Sep 19, 1951, in Uniontown, son of the late Herman F. Moats and Kathryn Mack Moats. He retired from Sterling Faucet after 28 years of service as an assemblyman, and also worked as a security guard for Pechin Supermarkets. He is survived by four brothers and their spouses, Sid Moats of Uniontown, Walden and Kathleen Moats of Haydentown, Jessie and Anita Moats and Kevin Dwayne Moats all of Smithfield, Pa; nieces Petty Coddington, of Grindstone, PA, Darla Mathianas, of Crisfield, Md., Kathryn Moats and Walinda Moats, both of Smithfield; nephews, Sid Moats, Jr., and Chris Moats, both of Perryopolis, Walden Frank Moats, Jr., and Herman Joseph Moats, all of Smithfield. He was also preceded in death by a brother Frank Joseph Moats, Sr. Friends may call at Goldsboro-Tomi Funeral Home, 21 East Church Street, Fairchance, PA, from 7-9 P.M. Wednesday; from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Thursday and until the 11 a.m. service Friday, Sept 1, with Rev. George McLaughlin officiating. Burial will follow in Moats Cemetery, Haydentown.


The Dominion Post, Morgantown, WV, August 30, 2000

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William Henderson MOBLEY ( -1870)

  MOBLEY— At the residence of his father, in Luzerne township, of consumption, on Wednesday, the 16th of November, William Henderson Mobley, son of Maj. Lewis Mobley, aged 21 years and 10 days.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 1, 1870, Vol. III, No. 47, page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Lucy MODESITT ( -1851)

DIED

   On Sunday, Nov. 23d inst., LUCY, daughter of Robert M. and Mary Modesitt, of this place; aged 5 years, 8 months and 20 days.

From this region of sorrow and night,
A purse light spirit has taken its flight;
The bud was nipt ere yet it had bloomed –
Carried away in life’s merry morn,
To be placed mid the germs that heaven adorn,
And leave a world of affliction doomed.
She has been called – summoned by God –
To travel that narrow, yet beautiful road,
And while on her couch quietly sleeping,
She answered the call, return to thy home –
Thy troubles are o’er, thy Saviour says come;
The summons is filled, death’s silence she’s keeping.
And though thou’st lost thy brightest treasure,
Grieve not mother thou forever;
Thy daughter’s free from earthly care,
Dry up thy tears, cease to mourn,
Trials and troubles must yet be borne,
Ere thou caus’t meet that loved one there.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, November 27, 1851, Vol. 2, No. 5, page 3, column 2

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Gentle John MOFFETT ( -1970)

MOFFETT, GENTLE JOHN— Age 75 years, of Continental No. 2; died Wednesday evening, July 8, 1970 in the Uniontown Hospital. He was a member of the Church of God and Christ, of Uniontown and the UMWA Local 8321. Surviving are his wife, Bertha of Birmingham, Ala.; a son, Gentle John of Continental No. 2; one granddaughter, Mrs. Patricia Taylor of Ronco; three great granddaughters, Anessa, Sousin and Angela; one great great grandson, James …. Of Ronco, and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Friends will be received in the Carl A. … Funeral Home, 297 E. Main St. Saturday after 5 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Church of God and Christ with Elder Claude Clark officiating. Interment will be in Edenborn Cemetery.


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

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

Mrs. Doro Mogush, aged 55 died at 5:15 Sunday evening, June 12, 1938, at the family home in 65 Brook street, Wolfe addition, after a long lingering illness.  Surviving are six children, Paul, Michael, Catherine, Peter, Joseph, at home; Mrs. Kuzmiar, Uniontown, and one grand child.
The body will be removed this afternoon from the Haky Funeral home to the family residence.  Plans for the funeral are incomplete.
(Standard - June 12, 1938)


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

Funeral services were held this morning at 8:30 o'clock for Jacob Mohar who died August 24, 1937, at 9:30 a.m.  Short services were held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alex Nagy, 601 Montview street, Northside, Pittsburgh, followed by high requiem mass at the Church of the Nativity at 9 o'clock.
He is survived by his widow, Mary Patrick Mohar, and six daughters, Mrs.
Mary Morgan, Mrs. Josephine Fabian, Mrs. Catherine Rice, Mrs. Anna Kropolka,
Mrs. Frances Nagy and Mrs. Victoria Temple.  Two sons also survive, Andrew
and Rudolph Mohar.
(Standard - August 27, 1937)


Joseph V. MOHAR, Sr. (1920-2012)

Joseph V. “Pap” Mohar, Sr.

   Joseph V. “Pap” Mohar, Sr., 91 of Uniontown, Pa. passed away Sunday, August 5, 2012 at his home. He was born December 5, 1920 in Dearth, Pa. Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 S. Mt. Vernon Ave. Uniontown, PA today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and on Thursday until 9 a.m. when Prayers of Transfer will be offered, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, 50 Jefferson Street with Rev. Jim Clark as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sylvan heights Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded graveside by General Marshall Amvets Post 103 Hopwood, PA. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff and Hospice Nurses of Fayette Home Care and to his devoted caregivers and Molly who lovingly cared for him over the past year.


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

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Reno L. MOISER, Jr. (1918-2002)

Reno L. Mosier, Jr., age 84, of Smock, Pa., passed away on Friday, September 27, 2002, in King's Personal Care Home. He was born February 16, 1918, in Uppermiddletown, Pa., the son of Reno L. Mosier, Sr. and Dora A. Haggerty Mosier. Reno was a graduate of Uniontown High School Class of 1936 and served with the United States Navy during World War II. He retired as Postmaster at Roscoe, Pa., after 37 years service with the United States Postal Service. Reno was a member of Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, member of Flatwoods Volunteer Fire Department, Past Grand Noble of I.O.O.F. Lodge 254 in Waltersburg, Pa., Past Post Commander of Uniontown American Legion Post 51, Past County Legion Commander, and former Captain of the Franklin Township Fire Police.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Lorraine M. Mosier, and three brothers, Rebok, Taylor and George Mosier. Reno is survived by a son, Robert Mosier and his wife, Barbara, of Smock; two daughters: Lynn Carol Skugruk of Becida, Minnesota, and Lois Marie Koon and her husband, Russell, of Bowie, Maryland; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; and three sisters: Violet E. Rankin of Hyattsville, Maryland, Sara E. Glisan of New Salem, Pa., and Dorothy Quinn of Smock.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., where friends may call on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday, October 1, from 10 a.m. until Noon, Services will begin at Noon with Rev. D. W. Norton officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa., where Uniontown American Legion Post 51 will conduct Military Rites at graveside. I.O.O.F. Lodge 254 will hold Services in the Funeral Home on Monday evening at 7:30 p.m.


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

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Mary MOJESKY ( -1923)

MRS. MARY MOJESKY

   Mrs. Mary Mojesky, aged 46 years, wife of Louis Mojesky, of Detroit, Michigan, died at the East Side hospital, that city, Tuesday, March 6, 1923. The remains were brought to Mt. Pleasant where interment took place in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. The deceased was a former resident of Fayette county and was well known here. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. Bernice Zimmerman, Mrs. Clara Paul, Frank, Theodore, Edward, Alice and Robert Mojesky, all of Detroit. Her mother, one brother and two sisters, all of Mt. Pleasant, also survive.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 14, 1923, page 14, column 3

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Arthur J. MOJOCK (1900-1994)

Arthur J. Mojock

   Arthur James Mojock, 93, of Four West Harvey Ave., Masontown, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 1994, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Oct. 17, 1900, in Italy, son of the late Antonio and Grazella Messina Marzocchi. He was a retired meat cutter with Thorofare Store in Uniontown, a member of All Saints R.C. Church in Masontown, past president and treasurer of The Holy Name Society and The Italo-American Club in Masontown. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a son, Nicholas; brothers, Michael, Charles, and Nicholas; and a sister, Antoinette. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mary Catherine Barretta Mojock; two children, Anthony Mojock and his wife, Minnie, and Anita Nolle and her husband, Bill, all of Masontown; two granddaughters, Anita and Christine; four great-grandchildren, J.C., T.J., Nicholas, and Angela; and a sister, Emilia Silvani of Italy. Friends will be received in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH JR. FUNERAL HOME, Church and River avenues, Masontown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 24, 1994, until 9:30 a.m. when a prayer service will be held followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in All Saints R.C. Church, Masontown, with Rev. Fr. …remainder of article missing


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1994

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Stella M. Panos MOLDOVAN, R.N. Headstone (1950-2003)

Stella M. Panos Moldovan, R.N., 53, of Shoaf, Smithfield, Pa., died Friday, December 12, 2003 at her home. She was born August 15, 1950 in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of Agnes May Workman Panos of Vances Mill, Pa., and the late Nickolas Panos. Stella was a Registered Nurse employed with Albert Gallatin Hospice, of Uniontown, Pa.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, Roger Moldovan; sons: Roger Moldovan, Jr. and Bryan Keith Moldovan, both of Cleveland, Ohio; 10 sisters and brothers: Darlene Symons and husband Paul, of Norton, Connecticut, James L. Panos and wife Lorraine and Josephine Pollick and husband James, all of New Salem, Pa., Pete Panos, of Uniontown, Pa., Clara Adams and husband Roger, of Connellsville, Pa., Annie Kozlowski and husband Jerry, of Uniontown, Pa., Jenny Everly, Nick Panos and Rick Panos, all of New Salem, Pa., and Greg Panos and wife Julia, of Uniontown, Pa.; sisters-in-law: Ann Terry, of Shoaf, Pa., and Judy Tobah, of Uniontown, Pa.; brothers-in-law: Bob and Connie Moldovan, of Houston, Texas, and Bill and Donna Moldovan, of Chicago, Illinois; also nieces and nephews.

The Family will receive Friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, December 16, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the hour of Service with the Rev. Scott Teets officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa.


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

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Anna Sikora MOLEK (1903-1996)

Anna Molek

   Anna C. Sikora Molek, 92, of Newboro and a lifelong resident of Fayette and Greene counties passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, 1996, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born April 27, 1903, in Buffington, Pa., the daughter of John and Anna Swidron Sikora. She was a member of St. Thomas R.C. Church in Footedale, secretary of Polish National Alliance Local 840, and an American Legion Gold Star Mother. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Leona Kacir and Mrs. Dorothy Moon both of Warren, Ohio, two sons, Thomas Molek of Warren, Ohio, and Victor Molek of Hopwood, 19 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Joseph Sikora of Warren, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John A. Molek Sr. in 1984, two sons, John A. Molek Jr. and Robert Molek, sisters, Kathryn Sich, Helen Kopacko, Mary Kacir, and Rose Callahan, and three brothers, Martin, Frank, and John Sikora. Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME, 20 North Mill St., New Salem, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 22, until 10:30 a.m. when a prayer service will be held followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Thomas R.C. Church, Footedale, Pa., with Rev. Fr. Richard Portasik, O.S.F., as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1996

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Joseph MOLENOCK (1915-2004)

   Joseph Molenock, 89, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away on Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born to the late John Molenock and Kathryn Kinnick Molenock on Feb. 21, 1915, in Uniontown, Pa. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Rhoda Jane Molenock; and four brothers and three sisters. He graduated from Georges Township High School and the University of Pittsburgh. He worked at U.S. Steel Coal Division, Filbert Repair Shop as a welder for 20 years and at Fruehauf, until his retirement. Joe was also a member of Tent Presbyterian Church, UMWA District No. 2, Local 1319, and was a life member of the Hutchinson Sportsmen's Club. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, SaValle (Sally) Hillard Molenock; a son, Joseph A. Molenock of Uniontown; a daughter, June Vicola of New Alexandria, Pa.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, Pa., where friends will be received on Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Visitation continues on Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, from 10 until 11 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m., in the funeral home, with Harry G. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, November 27, 2004

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SaValle R. (Sally) MOLENOCK (1921-2011)

   SaValle R. (Sally) Molenock, 89 years, of Uniontown died May 2, 2011 in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born on July 22, 1921 in Monessen, Pa., the daughter of Leon Hillard and Ruth Bowden Hillard. In addition to her parents, Sally is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Molenock in 2004 and four sisters, Francis Columbus, Mettie Lee (June) Molenock, Leona Miller and Eliza Terry. Sally graduated from Georges Twp. High School in 1939 and worked at Malloy's Cameracade for many years before her retirement. She was a member of the Tent Presbyterian Church. Sally is survived by a son, Joseph A. Molenock of Uniontown; a daughter, June Vicola of New Alexandria, VA; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, John C. Hillard; two sisters: Evelyn Madison of West Point, VA and Rhoda Smilek of Elwood City, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA 15401, where the family will receive friends today from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue in the funeral home on Thursday, May 5, 2011 from 10 until 11 a.m., followed by a service celebrating Sally's life at 11 a.m. with Rev. Harry Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, May 4, 2011


   SaValle R. (Sally) Molenock, 89 years, of Uniontown died May 2, 2011 in the Uniontown Hospital. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA 15401. Visitation will continue in the funeral home today from 10 until 11 a.m., followed by a service celebrating Sally's life at 11 a.m. with Rev. Harry Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 5, 2011

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George E. MOLESY (1924-2007)

George E. Molesy

   George E. Molesy, 83, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Monday, March 12, 2007, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born January 1, 1924, in Uniontown, Pa., the son of the late Avery Molesy and Nan Hasson Molesy. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his two brothers, Lester and Arthur Molesy, and his sister, Mildred Molesy. George graduated from the Uniontown High School, with the Class of 1942. He served with the United States Army during World War II. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart having been wounded during his service with the 104th Infantry Division in the European Theatre. George was employed with the Uniontown Newspapers for 45 years. At the time of his retirement in December of 1991, George was the publisher. George was a member of the Fayette County Senior Golf Association, the Springdale Golf League, VFW Post 47 of Uniontown, and Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. In February of 1986, President Ronald Reagan invited George to the Editors and Publishers Conference, which included lunch at the White House.

   George is survived by his wife of 58 years, Matilda Krol Molesy; a son, Andrew E. Molesy, of Charlottesville, Va.; and a daughter, Michelle Strcula and her husband, Rodger, of Ormond Beach, Fla.; and three grandchildren: Jeffrey, Rachel, and Kevin.

   Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown Street, in Uniontown, where the family will receive friends in the Funeral Home on Friday, March 16, from 2 until 4 p.m., and 7 until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday, March 17, from 9 until 9:45 a.m., in the Funeral Home, followed by a Mass celebrating George's Life at Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Father Michael Crookston. Interment will follow in the Mount Saint Macrina Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa. Uniontown VFW Post 47 will afford Military Rites at the cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, March 16, 2007

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Matilda K. Krol MOLESY (1924-2011)

   Matilda K. Krol Molesy, age 86 years, of Ormond Beach, Florida and former resident of Uniontown, Pennsylvania died at Memorial Medical Center, Daytona Beach, Florida on Saturday, February 19, 2011. She was born on Tuesday, March 18, 1924 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania the daughter of Andrew Krol and Stella Krol. Matilda graduated from Uniontown High School in the Class of 1942. She was a member of Saint John The Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Catholic Charities and the Uniontown Service League.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, George E. Molesy in 2007. Matilda is survived by a son, Andrew E. Molesy of Charlottesville, Virginia; a daughter, Michelle Strcula and her husband Roger of Ormond Beach, Florida; a brother, Edward Krol of Uniontown, Pennsylvania; and three grandchildren: Jeff of Jacksonville, Florida, Rachel and Kevin both of Ormond Beach, Florida.

   Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, where the Family will receive Friends on Monday, February 28, and Tuesday, March 1, 2011 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 in SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 50 Jefferson Street, Uniontown, from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating her life will be said at 10 a.m. with Reverend Father Michael J. Crookston as Celebrant. Interment follows in Mount Saint Macrina Cemetery, Uniontown, Pennsylvania.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, February 27, 2011

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Amedeo MOLINARO (1910-1997)

POPULAR BAND DIRECTOR DIES TUESDAY NIGHT

   The Molinaro Band, long a Connellsville institution and rich tradition, lost it's well-known leader of many decades Tuesday afternoon when Amedeo Molinaro, age 86 died in Highlands Hospital. The cause of death was not reveled at the time. The Molinaro Band was formed in 1913, and Molinaro became the second director in 1933, seceding Michael Molinaro who founded the band. Molinaro passed his baton to his nephew Henry Molinaro, Jr. music director at Connellsville Jr. High East, only this past year, although Amedeo regularly conducted practice sessions. The band played at innumerable events throughout western Pennsylvania. Connellsville Mayor Thomas Duncan praised Molinaro for his contributions to the community and to the youth of the area. He did a lot for the city. Most people don't realize what a good influence he had on the community and the hundreds of youth who played in the band over the years." He will be sorely missed." "I treat them all like my very own children" Molinaro said last year in an interview with The Daily Courier. He never married , and joked thar " I never had a wife telling me there wasn't time" That way he could focus on the band. Justin Gillott, age 21 , who has played baritone horn in the band the past eight years remembers Molinaro. also " He was a great leader. He was always a happy man. He enjoyed his music" Gillott is a music major at the St. Vincent College in Latrobe. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Richard Kucera Funeral Home in Connellsville and will be announced.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– August 30, 1910
   Died—– March 4, 1997


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

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Francis Joseph MOLINARO ( -2010)

   Francis Joseph "Frenchy" Molinaro, age 89, Connellsville High School graduate, World War II Army veteran and skilled rifle marksman, retired West Penn Power, longtime cymbal player with Molinaro Band, died Friday, April 30, 2010. Survivors: children Kathleen and John Kacala and Joseph F. and Elissa Molinaro; grandchildren Carrie Ann (Matthew) Ludwig, Katie, Megan, Emily Molinaro; great granddaughters: Molly Jane Ludwig and another due to enter the world May 5; and was an essential part in the lives of Mark, Laura, Sarah. Viewing: Monday from 1-9 and Tuesday (May 4) until 10 a.m., FINK, Connellsville.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, May 2, 2010

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Louis J. MOLINARO (1926-2006)

Louis J. Molinaro
Connellsville

Louis J. Molinaro, 79, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., died June 19, 2006, at home. He was born Oct. 8, 1926, in Connellsville, a son of the late Luigie Molinaro and Maria Palladino. He was a member of St. Rita Roman Catholic Church. He was a veteran of World War II, and retired from West Penn Power with 42 years of service. He was predeceased by his wife Ella P. Richter Molinaro, on March 6, 1994. He is survived by his children, Louis A. Molinaro, of South Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., Orlando Molinaro, of Vanderbilt, Fayette County, Pa., Mrs. William Debera Gephart and Christinia "Tina" Molinaro, both of Connellsville; brothers, Henry Molinaro, of Connellsville, and Salvatore Molinaro, of South Bend, Ind.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents and his wife, Louis was preceded in death by a grandchild, Ricky Rush; two great grandchildren, Konor and Kendall; brothers, Carmine, Sr., Orlando, Julius, Gaetano, Michael, and Amedeo Molinaro; sisters, Anna Grace, Nathaline, Louise Molinaro, Carmela Marchewka, and Gemma Bennett. Visitation will take place at the RICHARD KUCERA FUNERAL HOME, 127 E. Fairview Ave., Connellsville, from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. A blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Rita RC Church with the Rev. Frank Lesniowski officiating. Interment will follow in St. Rita Cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded at the cemetery by the VFW Post 21, American Legion Post 301, and the Trotter Legion 762. In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered to the Fayette County Heart Association.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, June, 2006

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Michael A. MOLINARO (1916-2000)

   Michael A. Molinaro, 84, of 602 W. Fayette St., Connellsville, passed away at his brother Louis' home Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000. He was born June 11, 1916, in Connellsville, a son of the late Luigie and Maria A. Palladino Molinaro. He was owner and operator of Molinaro Tailor Shop for over 60 years. He was a veteran of WWII, a member of St. Rita's RC Church and past member of Joe Silvo Orchestra. He is survived by two sons, Louis A. Molinaro, Vienna, W. Va., and Michael S. Molinaro, Columbia, Md.; one daughter, Mrs. Geary (Patricia) Jeter, Chico, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Henry Molinaro, Louis Molinaro, both of Connellsville, and Salvatore Molinaro, South Bend, Ind.; and one sister, Gema Bennett, Connellsville. He was predeceased by his wife, Angeline A. Molinaro, Sept. 27, 1997; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Guynn; an infant grandson; brothers, Carmen Sr., Orlando, Julius, Gaetano and Amedeo; and sisters, Anna Grace, Nathaline, Louise Molinaro and Carmela Marchewka. Friends are being received at the RICHARD KUCERA FUNERAL HOME, 127 E. Fairview Ave., Connellsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at noon in St. Rita RC Church with Father Frank Lesniowski as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Rita's Cemetery. Parish wake service will be held in the funeral home Sunday at 8 p.m. Full military rites will be accorded at the cemetery by the American Legion Post 301, VFW Post 21 and Trotter Legion.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Saturday, November 4, 2000

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Nujay J. MOLINARO (1915-2008)

Nujay J. Molinaro
Connellsville

Nujay J. Molinaro, 92, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Friday, July 4, 2008, in Laurel Ridge Personal Care Home, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. He was born Aug. 31, 1915, in Connellsville, a son of the late Guiseppe and Theresa Panzella Molinaro. He was a member of St. Rita Roman Catholic Church, in Connellsville. Nujay enjoyed fishing and socializing with his neighbors at Riverview Apartments, where he resided. He was a World War II Army veteran. He worked at various jobs throughout his life. He was a clerk typist for the Works Progress Administration, and also worked for La Premiata Macaroni Factory and Connellsville Taxi Cab. He was a member of American Legion Post 301 and DAV Sgt. J. Basilone Post 126. Nujay is survived by a brother, Francis "Frenchy" Molinaro, of Jo-Ella's Personal Care Home, in Scottdale, Westmoreland County, Pa.; special niece, Kathleen Sue Kacala and husband, John, of Scottdale; special nephew, Joseph F. Molinaro and wife, Elissa, of St. Louis, Mo.; great-nieces, Carrie Ann Ludwig and husband, Matthew, of Winchester, Va., and their daughter, Molly Jane, and Katie Molinaro, Emily Molinaro, and Megan Molinaro, all of St. Louis, Mo.; and special caregiver, Joseph Panzella, of Connellsville. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Molinaro. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville. A blessing service will be held at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Rita Roman Catholic Church, with Father Dennis Bogusz, as Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Rita Cemetery, Connellsville. The family would like to thank the many friends at Riverview Apartments who checked on Nujay's well-being while he resided there.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, July 7, 2008

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Salvatore T. MOLINARO (1924-2007)

Salvatore T. Molinaro
Notre Dame, Ind.

Salvatore T. Molinaro, 82, of Holy Cross Village, Notre Dame, Ind., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, at Dujarie House, Notre Dame, Ind. Salvatore was born on Dec. 29, 1924, in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., a son of the late Luigi and Maria (Palladino) Molinaro. He had been employed with the former Drewry's Brewery, in South Bend, and Niles Precision, in Niles, Ill. On May 19, 1945, Salvatore married Patricia Hansen, who preceded him in death on March 13, 1981. Surviving are his children, Daniel (Barbara) Molinaro, of Houston, Texas, the Rev. Kenneth Molinaro, C.S.C., of Notre Dame, Ind., Kathleen (Bob) Carpenter, of Fort Wayne, Ind., Joseph (Mary) Molinaro, of Lexington, Ky., and Anna Grace Riblet, of Granger, Ind.; grandchildren, Jeffrey Molinaro, Andrea Davidson, Gemma Parenti, Brian Carpenter, Sean Carpenter, Kimberly Carpenter, Brittany Riblet, and Justin Molinaro; great-grandchildren, Mikaela, Mia, Emma, Grace, Isabella, Luke, Hannah, and Giovanni; and his brother, Henry (Rita) Molinaro, of Connellsville. Salvatore was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Gaetano, Louise, Carmine, Amedeo, Julius, Gemma, Nathaline, Michael, Orlando, Anna Grace, Louis and Carmela. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at the KANIEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend, Ind. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Notre Dame. Salvatore was a life member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, in South Bend, and a Navy veteran of World War II, where he served as an aircraft carrier radioman.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 11, 2007

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Anna S. MOLINE (1902-1995)

Anna S. Moline

   Anna S. Moline, 92, of Dawson, died Sunday, June 4, in Highlands Hospital and Health Center, Connellsville. She is survived by one sister, Sara Bradley, of Scottdale and three nieces, Mrs. Charlotte King of Uniontown, Sara Bell Moline of Markleysburg and Mrs. Emma Moline of Dawson. There will be no public viewing or visitation and interment will be private. Arrangements are under direction of the Ralph E. Galley Funeral Home, Railroad and Laughlin streets, Dawson, Pa.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– December 25, 1902
   Died—– June 4, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

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Ernest A. MOLLICA ( -1962)

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

Rites for Miners
Killed at Robena

E. A. MOLLICA

   The body of Ernest A. Mollica (Molley), 58, of Thompson Crossroads, is in the DeCarlo funeral home, Uniontown, where a prayer service will be held at 8:15 a.m. Friday. Solemn requiem high mass will be intoned at 9 a.m. in St. Therese R. C. Church by the Rev. Nicholas J. Thomas. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery. He was born in Oliver and had been a lifelong resident of this area. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Therese R. C. Church, Logia Giuseppe Mazzini No. 231, Sons of Italy, and Robena Local No. 6321, U. M. W. A. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Margaret Rulli Mollica, a son, Joseph of Uniontown; two daughters, Mrs. William (Andriana) Bartok of Uniontown and Carmella at home; a brother and two sisters in Italy, and four grandchildren.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, December 13, 1962, page 10, column 1

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MOLLICA (MOLLY) ERNEST A.— Aged 58, husband of Margaret Rulli Mollica of Thompson Crossroads, R. D. 3, Uniontown, died Thursday, December 5, 1962 in the Robena Mine. Born in Oliver, he had been a life resident of this area. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Therese R. C. Church; Sons of Italy, Logia Gulseppi Mazzini 231 and UMWA, Robena local 6321. In addition to his widow, he is survived by these children, Joseph and Mrs. William (Andriana) Bartok, Uniontown; Carmella at home; one brother and two sisters reside in Italy, four grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Victor A. DeCarlo Funeral Home, 136 N. Gallatin Ave., today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 10, until Friday morning at 8:15 when a prayer service will be held. A Solemn Requiem High Mass will be intoned in St. Therese R.C. Church at 9. The Rev. Fr. Nicholas J. Thomas will officiate. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Members of the Sons of Italy will meet this evening at 8 o’clock for ritual services. Members of the Altar Society and Holy Name Society will meet at 6:30 for the Rosary.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 13, 1962, page 57, column 7

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Kathryn M. MOLOGNE (1900-1995)

Kathryn M. Mologne

   Kathryn M. Fischer Mologne, 94, a lifelong resident of Smithton, died Friday in Westmoreland Hospital. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Joseph F. (Esther) Bucci of Scottdale and Mrs. William (Roberta) Kubic of Greensburg; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the L.L. Barthels Funeral Home Inc., Second St., Smithton, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 9:15 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– November 8, 1900
   Died—– March, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1995

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William A. MOLTON (1921-2000)

   William A. Molton, 79, of Pittsburgh, Pa., formerly of Uniontown, Pa., died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, in St. Clair Memorial Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born April 22, 1921, in Uniontown, a son of the late Harry A. and Nellie Wilson Molton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine June Curry Molton; and a brother, Harold Molton. Surviving are two daughters, Farley Greening and her husband, Mark of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Stacy Molton Harmon Esq., and her husband, Richard Harmon Esq., of Darien, Conn.; and two grandchildren, Curry Harmon and Wesley Greening. Mr. Molton graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, was a Sea Bee with the U.S. Navy in World War II, and was later employed as an electrical engineer with Bell Telephone for 44 years. Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Kenneth Jones officiating. Entombment will follow in Sylvan Heights Mausoleum, with military honors being accorded by American Legion Post 51, and North Union VFW Post 8543.


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, November 30, 2000

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bullet William B. MOLTON died in 1932. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

William B. Molton, aged 60 years, died at 7:0 o'clock Thursday evening, December 22, 1932, in his residence, 81 Morgantown street, following a protracted illness of complications.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Harriett May Molton; four children; Mrs. J. D. Taylor, of New Salem; Mrs. A. C. Mason, of Brownsville; Walter D. Molton, of Charlotte, S. C. , and Miss Blanche D. Molton, at home; two brothers, Allen and Albert Molton, of Uniontown, and one sister, Miss Emma Molton, of New Salem, five grandchildren also survive.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


Walter MOLUSKI, Sr. (1902-1996)

Walter Moluski, Sr.

   Walter Moluski, Sr., 93, of Elco and formerly of Breadling, Allegheny County, Pa., died Friday in Monongahela Valley Hospital Inc., Carroll Township. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Alice Moluski Popelas and husband, Edwin, of Roscoe and Joan Moluski Timlin and husband, John, of Long Branch, a son and daughter-in-law, Walter J. Moluski Jr. and wife, Virginia, of Elco, 14 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Ed Melenyzer Funeral Home Inc., 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 9:30 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– November 23, 1902
   Died—– March 1, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1996

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Edith Hales MOMEYER ( -1959)

MRS. H. FRANK MOMEYER

   Mrs. Ethel Hails Momeyer, 59, of New Salem, R. D., died in Uniontown Hospital. She was a member of the First E. U. B. Church in Uniontown. Surviving are her husband, H. Frank Momeyer, six children, Mrs. Edith Chafee of Oxford, Mass., Robert of Duquesne, Mrs. Jean John and Mrs. Naomi Cain of South Plainfield, N. J., Carl of Lamberton and Mrs. Esther Lamp of New Market, N. J., 19 grandchildren, three brothers, Walter of Bentleyville, Homer of McKeesport and Clyde of Greensburg, and a sister, Mrs. Edna Marstellar of Bentleyville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, April 14, 1959, page 4, column 3

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Margaret Ellen MONAGHAN ( -1864)

Obituary is typed as published. Surname is spelled differently.

DIED

  MONOGHAN— October 22nd 1864, of Diptheria, Margaret Ellen, daughter of John and Minerva Monaghan, aged one year, six months and one day. We loved her, yes, my tongue can tell, How much we loved her and, how well; God loved her too, and thought it best, To take her home with him to rest.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, October 27, 1864, Vol. IV, No. 38, page 3, column 1

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Michael P. MONAHAN obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (28)

MICHAEL P. MONAHAN
Michael P. Monahan, 70, well known resident of New Salem, died in the family residence at 3:25 o'clock at [portion indecipherable].  Surviving are his widow, Margaret Monahan and the following children: P. W. Monahan, Wheeling, W. Va.; Mrs. Michael Murray, New Salem; P. J. Monahan, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Michael Monahan, Jr., at home; Mrs. Kathryn Umbel and Miss Wilda Monahan, both of Pittsburgh; two brothers: John Monahan, Uniontown, and Phillip of Richeyville; two sisters: Mrs. Fred Crookshank of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Lee Patterson, Uniontown.  Six grandchildren also survive.  Requiem mass will be celebrated at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning in St. Procopius R. C. church, New Salem, in charge of Rev. Fr. J. J. Skrak  Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery, Connellsville.


Sarah A. McClaren MONAHAN (1920-2008)

Sarah A. McClaren Monahan

  Sarah A. McClaren Monahan, 88, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed peacefully away Saturday, September 27, 2008, in Uniontown Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 6, 1920, the daughter of John W. and Mildred McClaren. Mrs. Monahan was one of the original Uniontown City School Crossing Guards, who ensured the safety of children attending the East End School. She later worked as a Switchboard Operator for the Uniontown newspapers.

  She was a wonderful and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and was always first in offering a helping hand to those in need. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she loved and adored! She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John P. Monahan (September 30, 1956), a great granddaughter, Kessa Lynn Berry, and two sisters, Delores Price and Patricia Anthony. Surviving are five children: Patricia Monahan, of Pittsburgh, Pa., John P. Monahan and wife, Linda, of Leetonia, Ohio, Mary M. "Peggy" Mrosko and husband, Jim, of Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa., James Monahan and wife, Ileen, and Jeanne L. Shimko and her husband, Jeff, all of Uniontown, Pa.; 14 grandchildren: Kevin Ernst, Kristina Ernst, Melissa Berry and husband Kevin, Erica Tyson, Michael Monahan and wife, Carrie, Jim Mrosko, Jr., and wife, Tami, John Mrosko and his fiancee, Jody Bryner, Emily Geist and her husband, Jason, Meghan Straub and husband, Chris, Jill Monahan, Lucas Monahan, Connor Monahan, Jennifer Toth and husband, Spencer, and Brian Shimko; seven great-grandchildren: Dawn Berry, Braiden Berry, Katie Tyson, Shelby Monahan, Michael Monahan, Jr., Kaylie Mrosko and John Mrosko, Jr.; and a sister, Margaret Bennett, of Uniontown, Pa.

  Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mount Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday, September 30, 2008, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service, with the Rev. Art Mace, officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Auburn Cemetery, in Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa.


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

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Alex J. MONDALEK ( -1956)

Rites Friday
For Mondalek

   Funeral services will be held Friday for Alex J. Mondalek, 75, a Uniontown business man who died yesterday morning. Friends are being received from 4 p.m. today until 9:45 a.m. Friday in St. George's Church auditorium, Lincoln St. Prayer services will be held at 9:45 a.m. Friday, followed by Solomon High Requiem Mass at 10. Msgr. Elias Basil will be the celebrant; the Rev. Elias G. Nader, arch-priest; Msgr. Michael Abraham, deacon, and Msgr. Michael Abilon, subdeacon. Burial will be in the family plot in Park Place Cemetery under the direction of the Haky Funeral Home. His wife Roma, preceded him in death on August 25, 1939. Surviving are the following children: Maroon Mondalek, Pittsburgh; Nellie and Cecelia, Uniontown; Mrs. Lester (Mary) Hatch, Mrs. John (Catherine) Feeney, George, Stephen and Alfred, all of Detroit, and Joseph at home. He also leaves 10 grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs, Nysma Bustor, Lourenco Marques, South Africa, and Mrs. Jameil Mondalek, Saida, Lebanon.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, June 20, 1956, page 2, column 6

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Nellie Marguerite MONDALEK (1905-2000)

Information taken from the obituary published in the local newspaper.

Nellie Marguerite Mondalek

Age 95, of Farmington, died in Uniontown Hospital. A Member Of St George Maronite R.C. Church In Uniontown.
   misc personal info
   misc personal info
   Born—– September 28, 1905, Uniontown
   Died—– October 17, 2000, Uniontown
   Father– Alexander Joseph Mondalek
   Mother– Romia Saab Mondalek


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

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bullet Joseph MONDOCK died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(32)

JOSEPH MONDOCK
Joseph Mondock, aged 73, died at noon Wed. March 11, 1931, at the home of a son, John Mondock, 169 Easy St., of complications.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Julia Mondock and the following children: Mrs. Helen Bergen, Republic; Mrs. Anna Uhler, Fairchance; Mrs. Mary Fabol and John, both of Uniontown. Two brothers, Paul Mondock of Morrisdale, Stephen Mondock and Mrs. Anna Bacik, both of Czecho Slovakia together with 18 grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Herald 3/12/1931


Carmella MONGELL (1918-2006)

Carmella Mongell
Connellsville

Carmella Mongell, 87, of Connellsville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, in Highlands Hospital. She was born Nov. 29, 1918, in Lamberton, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Maria Mongell. Carmella was a member of St. Rita Roman Catholic Church. She was a homemaker most of her life. Carmella is survived by two sisters, Elizabeth Mongell and Michaline Mongell, with whom she resided; three nephews, Nick Mongell, Lewis Mongell and Phillip Mongell. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by five brothers, Steve, Phillip, Joseph, John and Anthony Mongell; and a sister, Angeline. 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. Wednesday. A blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Rita R. C. Church with the Rev. Frank Lesniowski as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Rita Cemetery. A parish wake service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday evening in the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, January 17, 2006

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Dominic MONGELL (1927-2009)

Dominic Mongell
Connellsville

Dominic "Dom" Mongell, 81, of Connellsville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Sept. 25, 1927, in Wheeler, Dunbar Township, Fayette County, a son of the late Anthony F. and Jane C. Virgile Mongell. Dom was a lifelong resident and prominent businessman in Connellsville. He was the founder, owner and operator of Dom Mongell Tire Service in Connellsville and Scottdale since 1957. He was also a direct dealer for BF Goodrich and won many sales awards from that company. Dom was a World War II veteran, having served in the Navy in the Pacific Theater of action. He was a lifetime member (52 years) of the Connellsville Elks 503 and a member of St. Rita's Roman Catholic Church in Connellsville. Dom will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by his brothers, Fred Mongell, of Martinsville, Ind., Paul E. Mongell and wife, Mary, and Robert Mongell, all of Connellsville; and several loving nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his parents, Dom was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Teresa Ann Rosendale Mongell, on Aug. 6, 2006; his daughter, Susan J. Mongell, in 2008; his sister, Mary Louise Kuhn; and his brother, Gerald Mongell. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Rita's Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Joseph Bonafed as celebrant. Interment will be private in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted at the funeral home by the Connellsville VFW and American Legion and Trotter American Legion Honor Guard. Connellsville Elks 503 will conduct a service at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Salvation Army, 201 E. Fairview Ave., Connellsville, PA 15425, in memory of Dominic Mongell. To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, August 8, 2009

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Fred MONGELL (1925-2011)

Fred Mongell
Martinsville, Ind.
Formerly of Terre Haute, Ind.

Fred Mongell, 85, of Martinsville, Ind., where he had moved to live with his daughter in 2001, and formerly of Terre Haute, Ind., passed away Thursday, March 10, 2011, in St. Frances Hospital, Beech Grove, Ind. From 1958 until 1978, Fred was a Terre Haute City police officer and in 1978 was Police Officer of the Year. After he retired, he became a probation officer for 14 years until he retired in 1992. He was born Aug. 11, 1925, in Connellsville, to Anthony F. Mongell and Jane C. (Virgile) Mongell. He is survived by a daughter, Frances A. Osburn and her husband, Michael "Joe" Osburn, of Martinsville, Ind.; a grandson, Michael A. Carney, of Martinsville, Ind.; a stepson, John A. Fugate, of Peru, Ind.; and two brothers, Paul E. Mongell and Robert A. Mongell, both of Connellsville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Ann "Judy" Mongell, who died Dec. 28, 1999, and whom he married in 1951; his parents; a sister, Mary Louise Kuhn; and a brother, Dom Mongell. Fred was a veteran of the Navy and served for two years in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a member of the Lawton-Byrum Post 972 VFW and the American Legion. He was also a 50-year member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and a member of the Indiana Retired Police and Firefighters Association. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in CALLAHAN-DeBAUN FUNERAL HOME, 2425 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, Ind., with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Patrick Catholic Church with Father Joe Villa officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park with military honors provided by Lawton-Byrum Post 972 VFW. If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Police and Firemen Museum in Terre Haute in Fred's honor. Online condolences may be left at www.callahanfuneralhome.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, March 12, 2011

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Mary J. MONGELL (1918-2008)

   Mary J. Mongell, age 90, owner of Phil's Corner Store, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away on Monday, December 8, 2008, in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born on April 18, 1918, in Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of the late Frank Leon Bruno and Carmella (Masucci) Leon Bruno. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Philip W. Mongell, in 1980, two brothers: Lawrence and James Leon Bruno, and two sisters: Alverda Renzi and Lena Sansone. She is survived by her two sons: Philip J. Mongell, and Lewis Mongell and wife, Susan, all of Uniontown, Pa.; four grandchildren: Johanna Katharine, Theo and Timothy; a brother, Johnny Leon Bruno and wife, Marlyn, of Ohio; a sister, Mabel Ruffo, of Youngwood, Westmoreland County, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews. Upon returning from WWII in 1947, her husband, Philip, became a Dr. Pepper distribution driver and together with Mary, bought the business in Uniontown on the corner of Church & Iowa Streets. They started selling hoagies in 1965. Mary continued to work each day until her recent illness, a true example of her generation's work ethic- "The Greatest Generation." Mary was a member of Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, and the Confraternity of Christian Mothers. In accordance with her wishes, a private visitation will be held for the family at the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME, INC. 603 North Gallatin Ave. Ext., Uniontown, Pa., on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m., when prayers of transfer will be said. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow in Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 50 Jefferson St., Uniontown, Pa., at 9:30 a.m., with Rev. Father Michael J. Crookston, as Celebrant. Interment will be held at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa. Your personal written tributes and memories are welcomed and encouraged at www.hakyfuneralhome.com .


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

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Michaline Irene MONGELL (1912-2006)

Michaline Irene Mongell
Connellsville

Michaline Irene Mongell, 94, of Connellsville, passed away Monday, July 17, 2006, in Highlands Hospital. She was born April 29, 1912, in Lamberton, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Maria Bichetti Mongell. She was a member of St. Rita Roman Catholic Church. She was owner and operator of Michaline's Beauty Salon in Connellsville for 40 years. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Organization for many years. She is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Mongell, with whom she resided; three nephews, Nick Mongell, Lewis Mongell and Phillip Mongell; and several great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Michaline was predeceased by five brothers, Steve, Phillip, Joseph, John and Anthony Mongell, and two sisters, Angeline and Carmella Mongell. Family and friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. A blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Rita RC Church with the Rev. Fr. Frank Lesniowski as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Rita Cemetery. St. Rita Parish and its Christian Mothers will hold a wake service at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, July 18, 2006

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Milly MONGELL (1945-2002)

Milly Mongell
Connellsville

Milly Mongell, 56, of Connellsville, died Friday, March 8, 2002, at her home. She was born March 17, 1945, in Monarch, a daughter of Anna Ballant Dinko of Monarch and the late Andrew Dinko Jr. Milly was a graduate of the former Dunbar Township High School, Class of 1963. Along with her husband, she was owner and operator of Mongell's Car Care in Connellsville and Dukes Restaurant and Lounge of Connellsville. She was also a member of St. Rita's Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville. In addition to her father, she was predeceased by one brother, Daniel Dinko and one sister, Bertha A. Dinko. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Robert A. Mongell; two sons, Robert A. Mongell and his wife, Meg, of Plainfield, Ind., and Ronald A. Mongell and his wife, Mindy, of Connellsville; three grandchildren, Emma Rose, Daniel and Nathan Mongell; one sister, Janet L. Fults and her husband, Edward, of Indianapolis, Ind., and one brother, Gerald Dinko and his wife, Joan, of Barnesboro, Pa. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Tuesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where a blessing service will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Rita's RC Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Frank Lesniowski as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Rita's Cemetery. A parish wake service will be held at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. www.brooksfuneralhomes.com


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, March 11, 2002

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Steve R. MONGELL (1922-2007)

Steve R. Mongell
Connellsville

Steve R. Mongell, 85, of Connellsville, passed away on Oct. 11, 2007, at Highlands Hospital. He was born Oct. 6, 1922, in Connellsville, the son of the late Joseph and Michaline Natale Mongell. He was a member of St. Rita RC Church and was employed by Connellsville Sportswear and at Bobbie Brooks Manufacturing Company as a supervisor until his retirement in 1982. Steve was a veteran of WWII with a tech 4th grade in the 866th Engineer Aviation Battalion and received three Merit Awards and three Bronze Stars, a Victory Medal in the AS-Pacific Theater Service. Steve is survived by his children, Nancy Dodd and Tom, Pamela Tober and Gary, Patti Hatfield and Don, all of Connellsville, Steve Mongell and Teeni of Maryland; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Josephine) Sarafine of Mt. Pleasant, Mrs. William (Louise) Downey of Connellsville and Emmett Mongell of Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Thomas Dodd and Tammy, Amy and Calvin J. Bittner, Stephanie and Christopher Tober, Kimberly Harbaugh, David and Robert H. Wood, all of Connellsville, Tiffany Keel and Pat of Georgia, Ashleigh Mongell and Jensen Spell of Maryland; great-grandchildren, Gaven and Gabrielle Wood, Brian and Briace Madison Dalton, Cameron and Carson Dodd and Josie Bittner. Along with his parents, Steve is predeceased by his wife, Jeannine Mongell in 2001; brothers, Anthony, Phillip and Francis; a sister, Rachel E. Marcius. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, and 11 a.m. to 3 and 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the RICHARD KUCERA FUNERAL HOME, 127 E. Fairview Ave., Connellsville. A blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home with the Rev. Fr. Ronald Cyktor Jr. officiating. Interment will be held in St. Rita Cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded at the cemetery by the Connellsville Veterans Commission.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, October 12, 2007

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Susan J. MONGELL (1958-2008)

Susan J. Mongell
Connellsville

Susan J. Mongell, 49, of Connellsville, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at her home. She was born Jan. 30, 1958, in Connellsville, a daughter of Dominic "Dom" Mongell, of Connellsville, and the late Teresa Anne Rosendale Mongell. Susan was a graduate of Connellsville High School. She received her undergraduate degree from Seton Hill College in Greensburg and her master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. For many years, Susan was a professor at California University of Pennsylvania. She was a member of St. Rita's Roman Catholic Church in Connellsville. In addition to her father, Susan is survived by several loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 East Green St., Connellsville, where a blessing service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Rita's Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Ron Cyktor as celebrant. A committal service will follow in the chapel at St. Rita's Cemetery, followed by interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery. To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


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

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Teresa Anne MONGELL (1927-2006)

Teresa Anne Mongell
Connellsville

Teresa Anne Rosendale Mongell, 78, of Connellsville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006, in the Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. She was born Oct. 28, 1927, in Erie, a daughter of the late Walter K. and Mary Catherine Hartz Rosendale. Teresa was a lifelong resident of Connellsville. She was a graduate of the former Immaculate Conception High School with the Class of 1945. Earlier in her life she had worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone. Teresa was a member of St. Rita's Roman Catholic Church in Connellsville. Teresa is survived by her loving family, her husband of 56 years, Dominic "Dom" Mongell; a daughter, Susan J. Mongell, of Connellsville; brothers, Walter G. "Bud" Rosendale and his wife, Mary Lou, of Mechanicsburg, James A. "Razzle" Rosendale and his wife, Vicky, of Penn Hills, and Eugene "Joe" Rosendale and his wife, Barbara, of Connellsville; a sister Mary Lou Nicolazzo, of Yale, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Teresa was predeceased by two brothers, Robert V. and Kenneth L. Rosendale, and a sister, Evelyn Stehle. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Rita's RC Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Frank Lesniowski as celebrant. A committal service will follow in the Chapel at St. Rita's Cemetery. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. A parish wake service will be held 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, August 9, 2006

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Beatrice Oglethorpe MONGELLO ( -1995)

Beatrice Mongello

   Beatrice Madeline Oglethorpe Mongello, 70, of Holly Hill, Fla., died Thursday, April 6, 1995. She is a daughter of the late Joe and Nora Oglethorpe. Surviving are two sons, Richard ad Eugene Mongello; four grandchildren, Jessica, Marilee, Richard Jr. and Bethany. A service will be held at 1 p.m. May 6 at the Little Summit United Methodist Church in Dawson. The Rev. Roy Heinlen will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1995

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Joseph MONGELLUZZO ( -1961)

JOSEPH MONGELLUZZO

   Joseph Mongelluzzo, 84, of 32 North Grant St., Uniontown, died at 1:30 a.m. today at his home after a brief illness. He was born at Nusco Province of Avellino, Italy, and lived in Mount Pleasant before moving to Uniontown 45 years ago. He was a retired track foreman for the former West Penn Railways Co., and was a member of Italian Independent Beneficial Society, DiMaria S.S. DelAssunta, of Mount Pleasant. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Theresa Santora Mongelluzzo; two daughters, Mrs. George (Annette) Farrell of Mount Pleasant and Mrs. Lucille Watson of Uniontown; a son, James of Pittsburgh; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a brother, Pete of Mount Pleasant. He was preceded in death by a son, Carmen, in 1943. The body will be at the De Carlo funeral home, Uniontown, after 8 p.m. today. A prayer service will be held there at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, followed by requiem high mass at 11 a.m. at St. Therese’s R.C. Church, with the Rev. Nicholas J. Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Sylvan heights Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, November 9, 1961, page 10, column 5

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George MONKO (1900-1938)

GEORGE MONKO

   Private George Monko, aged 38, of Battery E. 34th Coast Artillery, Fort Sheridan, Ill., and son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Monko, of House 636 at Tower Hill, died Saturday at the Illinois army base. The body will arrive today at the Joseph Haky Funeral Home and be taken to the family residence late this afternoon. Details of the soldier's death were not learned by the family. In addition to his parents, he leaves two brothers, Stephan and Andrew, both of Tower Hill, and one sister, Mrs. E. B. Goodwin, of New York City. Monko was born October 26, 1900. He had been in the regular army for 12 years. Funeral services will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 15, 1938, page 2, column 2


MONKO FUNERAL

   Funeral services for the late George Monko, aged 38 years, killed by a hit and run driver at Fort Sheridan, Ill., last Saturday, where he was a private, first class, Battery E, 61st Coast Artillery, were held at Republic yesterday morning. Following services at the home, requiem mass was solemnized at the Holy Rosary R. C. church by Rev. Fr. A. J. Balok, celebrant. Burial followed in the family plot in the church cemetery. Military funeral services were held by Thomas J. Prendergast Post, American Legion. Honorary pallbearers were Lewis Williams, Ralph Congelio, Nick Congelio, Frank DeRise, John Danko, Joseph Sheba, Joseph Dudash and William Pringle. Active pallbearers were William Sylvester, John Deperymoki, George Danko, Joseph Kopinsku, George Shumar and George Garchok. Burial was in charge of Funeral Director Joseph Haky.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 18, 1938, page 8, column 4

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bullet Elizabeth MONOGHAN died in 1907. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Bury Four Victims of Gas Explosion.
John J. Monoghan and Daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, and Elizabeth McGarrity
are Laid to Rest.
(Special Telegraph to the Herald)
Connellsville, June 13, - The funerals of John J. Monoghan, his little daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, and little Elizabeth McGarrity, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McGarrity, victims of Monday's gas explosion at the Monoghan home on Witter Avenue, were held this morning.  Services were held at 10 o'clock at the Immaculate Conception church. Twenty-two carriages followed the funeral cortege to St. Joseph's cemetery, where interment was made.
Requiem high mass was celebrated at the church, by Father J. T. Burns, who spoke in a touching manner of the explosion that brought death and sorrow to the Monoghan and McGarrity homes.  The church was filled with friends of the victims and their families.  The death of Monoghan and the three children coming so suddenly was pathetic in the extreme.  The little girls bore few outward marks of their fearful burns and their baby sweetness brought tears to the eyes of hundreds who viewed the remains yesterday and this morning. Little boys dressed in white were pallbearers for the three children.
The condition of Mrs. Monoghan and Mrs. McGarrity continues critical at the Cottage State hospital.  Mrs. Monoghan, however, shows wonderful vitality and her condition this morning after having passed a bad night was if anything slightly improved.  Thomas McGarrity, husband of Mrs. McGarrity, one of the survivors at the hospital is completely broken up over the blow that has befallen him in the loss of his little daughter, nieces and brother-in-law and the injuries to his wife and sister, he being a brother of Mrs. Monoghan.


bullet John J. MONOGHAN died in 1907. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Bury Four Victims of Gas Explosion.
John J. Monoghan and Daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, and Elizabeth McGarrity
are Laid to Rest.
(Special Telegraph to the Herald)
Connellsville, June 13, - The funerals of John J. Monoghan, his little daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, and little Elizabeth McGarrity, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McGarrity, victims of Monday's gas explosion at the Monoghan home on Witter Avenue, were held this morning.  Services were held at 10 o'clock at the Immaculate Conception church. Twenty-two carriages followed the funeral cortege to St. Joseph's cemetery, where interment was made.
Requiem high mass was celebrated at the church, by Father J. T. Burns, who spoke in a touching manner of the explosion that brought death and sorrow to the Monoghan and McGarrity homes.  The church was filled with friends of the victims and their families.  The death of Monoghan and the three children coming so suddenly was pathetic in the extreme.  The little girls bore few outward marks of their fearful burns and their baby sweetness brought tears to the eyes of hundreds who viewed the remains yesterday and this morning. Little boys dressed in white were pallbearers for the three children.
The condition of Mrs. Monoghan and Mrs. McGarrity continues critical at the Cottage State hospital.  Mrs. Monoghan, however, shows wonderful vitality and her condition this morning after having passed a bad night was if anything slightly improved.  Thomas McGarrity, husband of Mrs. McGarrity, one of the survivors at the hospital is completely broken up over the blow that has befallen him in the loss of his little daughter, nieces and brother-in-law and the injuries to his wife and sister, he being a brother of Mrs. Monoghan.


bullet Mary MONOHAN died in 1907. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Bury Four Victims of Gas Explosion.
John J. Monoghan and Daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, and Elizabeth McGarrity
are Laid to Rest.
(Special Telegraph to the Herald)
Connellsville, June 13, - The funerals of John J. Monoghan, his little daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, and little Elizabeth McGarrity, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McGarrity, victims of Monday's gas explosion at the Monoghan home on Witter Avenue, were held this morning.  Services were held at 10 o'clock at the Immaculate Conception church. Twenty-two carriages followed the funeral cortege to St. Joseph's cemetery, where interment was made.
Requiem high mass was celebrated at the church, by Father J. T. Burns, who spoke in a touching manner of the explosion that brought death and sorrow to the Monoghan and McGarrity homes.  The church was filled with friends of the victims and their families.  The death of Monoghan and the three children coming so suddenly was pathetic in the extreme.  The little girls bore few outward marks of their fearful burns and their baby sweetness brought tears to the eyes of hundreds who viewed the remains yesterday and this morning. Little boys dressed in white were pallbearers for the three children.
The condition of Mrs. Monoghan and Mrs. McGarrity continues critical at the Cottage State hospital.  Mrs. Monoghan, however, shows wonderful vitality and her condition this morning after having passed a bad night was if anything slightly improved.  Thomas McGarrity, husband of Mrs. McGarrity, one of the survivors at the hospital is completely broken up over the blow that has befallen him in the loss of his little daughter, nieces and brother-in-law and the injuries to his wife and sister, he being a brother of Mrs. Monoghan.


Rebecca Litman MONROE (1823-1915)

   Rebecca(Litman)Monroe, who made her home with George Hertzog, was born July 17, 1823, died December 7, 1915, being 92 years, 4 months and 20 days old. Mrs. Monroe was a woman of good health and knew what it was to be poor, making her own living until old age rendered her unable to do so. When Mr. and Mrs. Hertzog took her and cared for her until the last. George Litman, late of Uniontown, was her brother. All of her brothers and sisters are dead.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, December 15, 1915, page 2

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Grace L. Swartz MONSCHEIN (1914-1996)

   Grace Louise Swartz Monschein, 82, of Old National Pike, Malden, Brownsville, died Saturday morning, May 18, in Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa. Arrangements will be announced by the Greenlee Funeral Home, Route 40, Beallsville.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1996


   Grace S. Monschein, 82, of 364 Old National Pike, Brownsville (Malden), died at 1:40 a.m. in Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster. She was born on March 14, 1914, in Brownsville, a daughter of the late Herbert L. and Anna Mary Bowman Swartz. Mrs. Monschein was a member of Taylor United Methodist Church in Brownsville and was vice president of the United Methodist Women of the church. She retired in 1976 as a teacher for California Area School District. She also taught in Brownsville Area School District and as a substitute teacher in Bethlehem-Center School District. Mrs. Monschein was a graduate of Centerville High School and Indiana Normal School. She was a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association and the National Education Association. She was also a member of the Fayette County Home Economics Association and the various food industry groups it represented. She had been a Girl Scout leader and was a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club. She was an active member of California Senior Citizens Center, Center in the Woods. On Aug. 20, 1938, she married Carl H. Monschein, who died May 20, 1992. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert W. (Katherine) Berstecher of East Earl; and four grandchildren, David, Jennifer, Joshua and Matthew Berstecher. She was the last of her immediate family. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Lavinia Swartz, Elizabeth Houck, Esther Moorhouse and Anna Deane Channing; and one brother, Herbert L. (Buddy) Swartz. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, Route 40, Beallsville.


The Valley Independent, Monessen, PA, Monday, May 20, 1996, page 4A, column 2

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Flora Melcher MONTAGUE (1906-1997)

Flora Montague

   Flora (Melcher) Montague, 91, of Connellsville died Thursday, April 24, 1997, in the Highlands Hospital. She was born February 12, 1906, in Bethlehem, N.H., a daughter of the late Edward and Rose (Murray) Melcher. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Montague, in 1984; and a daughter, Mildred Newell. She was the last surviving member of her family of 13. Surviving her is her granddaughter, Diane Rosendale and husband Robert of Connellsville, with whom she made her home, and four other grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great- great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, 139 W. Fayette St., Uniontown, Pa., Sunday, April 27, from 5 to 8 p.m., at which time a blessing service will be held, with Rev. Fr. Raymond Riffle officiating. Interment will be Tuesday, April 29, in Paucatuck Cemetery, West Springfield, Mass.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1997

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bullet Benjamin T. MONTEITH died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Benjamin T. Montieth (spelled this way in the body of the obit), 66 a life-long resident and leading citizen of Smithfield, died in his home there at 6 o'clock Friday morning, March 19, 1937, following a week's illness of complication.  His only survivor is a sister, Mrs. Hester Show, of Uniontown.
Funeral services will be conducted in the residence at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in charge of Rev. Mr. Stewart, Baptist minister.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery near Smithfield.


Leota Cooper MONTGOMERY (1909-1996)

Leota Montgomery

   Leota C. Montgomery, 86, of Ruffsdale, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 1996, at Dottie’s Personal Care Home, East Huntingdon Township. She was born Aug. 22, 1909, at Cribbs Station, Hempfield Township, a daughter of the late Burrell and Hallie Belle DeHappart Cooper. She was previously employed by the PA Railroad in the mailroom and worked as a domestic in the Greensburg area for a number of years. She was affiliated with the United Church of Christ, Ruffsdale. She was a member of the East Huntingdon Firemen’s Ladies Auxiliary, the PA Grange at New Stanton and the Hempfield Hunt Club. She is survived by two sons, Glenn O. Bretz and his wife Anna Belle and Robert J. Montgomery and his wife Esther, all of Ruffsdale; three grandchildren, Glenn O. Bretz Jr. and wife Kandy of Scottdale, R.D., Donna Vargosko and husband Stephen of Jeannette and Beverly Setz and husband James of New Town, Conn.; six great- grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Also surviving is one brother, Ottis B. Cooper of Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Ruth Montgomery, in 1927; and one brother, Orie G. Cooper. At the request of the deceased there will be no public viewing or services. Friends are invited to make a charitable contribution to Westmoreland Hospice, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Pa., 15601, in memory of Leota C. Montgomery. Arrangements are under the direction of the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January, 1996

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Mary F. MONTIBELLER (1925-1995)

Mary F. Montibeller

   Mary Frances Montibeller, 70, of Mather, died Wednesday in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Raymond A. ‘Bo’ and Virginia Kovach Montibeller of Upper Marlboro, Md.; three grandsons, Michael Montibeller, Joseph Montibeller and David Montibeller; one sister, Pat Logsdon of Washington, Pa., and two sisters-in- law, Frances Webb of Mather and Mary Perfili of Roseville, Mich. Friends will be received in the Behm funeral Home, Rt. 188, Jefferson, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Ostomy Association, Diabetes Foundation, Heart Fund or a favorite charity.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– February 22, 1925
   Died—– September, 1995


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, September, 1995

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Ellis Edwin MOOD (1917-2004)

   Ellis Edwin Mood, 86, of Smithfield, Pa., died Saturday, January 24, 2004 in Monongahela Valley Hospital Inc., Monongahela, Pa.He was born November 22, 1917 in Braddock, Pa., son of Gust Mood and Lilley Glotfelty Mood. Edwin was a member of Springhill Furnace Presbyterian Church, retired Pilot for West Virginia University, Veteran of World War II who served in the United States Army Corps of Engineers from 1941 until 1946, and a member of American Legion Post 0278, Smithfield, Pa., Fairchance Rod and Gun Club, and The National Rifle Association. He was predeceased by his wife, Emma Furlong Mood, and parents. Surviving are a son, Joseph Mood and his wife Margaret Nelko Mood of Occidental, California; a grandson, Micah Mood and his wife Jayna of Johnstown, Pa.; a granddaughter, Sarah Mood of Occidental, California; one sister, Evelyn Renstrom of Tarrs, Pa.; and three brothers; Walter Mood and his wife Virginia of Monessen, Pa., Jack Mood and his wife Florence and Carl Mood and his wife Linda all of Fayette City, Pa. The Family will receive Friends in the GOLDSBORO-TOMI FUNERAL HOME, 21 East Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, January 28, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with the Rev. Joey Hickok officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 26, 2004

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Jack H. MOOD (1922-2012)

Mood, Jack H. 90
Fayette City

Jack H. Mood, 90, of Fayette City, died Oct. 6, 2012, peacefully surrounded by family, at his home. A son of the late Gust and Lilly Glotfelty Mood, he was born March 6, 1922. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Delma Atkinson Mood; and infant daughter, who both died during childbirth; brothers, Walter and Ed Mood; and sister, Evelyn Renstrom. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Florence Crampo Mood; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Rebecca Mood of Fayette City; grandson, Aaron John and wife, Samee Griffith Mood, of North Carolina; brother and sister-in- law, Carl and Linda Mood of Fayette City; and sister-in-law, Nola and husband, Edwin Pelczar of Belle Vernon. Jack was a lifelong Mon Valley resident and was a carpenter by trade, retiring when he was 78. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he received a purple heart and a bronze star. Jack was an active member of the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, in West Newton. He also was a member and former president of the Belle Vernon Cemetery Board. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, 724-929-5300. Additional visitation will be Wednesday in the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 820 Plummer School Road, West Newton, from 9:30 until time of funeral service at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Steven Bauer officiating. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery. Graveside military rights will be accorded by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Gold Star Post 7023 and the American Legion Post 752, both of Perryopolis. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to WELS Lutherans for Life, c/o Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 820 Plummer School Road, West Newton, PA 15089.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, October 8, 2012

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bullet Barbary MOODY died in 1863. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

MOODY—At Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland Co. Pa., May 20th, Barbary Moody, wife of Samuel Moody, aged 30 years.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. June 18, 1863.
Vol. 3, No. 19, Pg. 3, Col. 3.


bullet Ellen MOODY died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

MOODY, ELLEN; MRS.    

MRS. ELLEN MOODY, 62 years old, a former resident of Leisenring No. 2, died Saturday night at 8:40 o’clock, at her home at 190 Coffee street, Uniontown, after an extended illness.  Her husband, ELMER, died 10 years ago.

MRS. MOODY is survived by the following children:  ANDREW of West Leisenring, WALTER of Morgantown, W. Va., WILLIAM of Royal, THEODORE and LEO at home and MRS. MARGARET JENNINGS of Wynn.  There are also two brothers, ANDREW SECOSKY of Ronco and THOMAS SECOSKY of Brookvale, one sister, MRS. VICTORIA KAVULISH of Rices Landing, and 11 grandchildren.

The funeral mass will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church at Uniontown with Rev. Father Thomas J. Dunn, pastor, as celebrant.  Interment will be made in St. John’s Cemetery at Brookvale. 
CC   1-24-1938


bullet Fannie MOODY died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

Fannie Moody
Mrs. Fannie Moody, widow of George S. Moody, died yesterday afternoon, November 13, 1937 at 1 o'clock at her home in Smithfield, near Uniontown, Pa.

Surviving are five sons, Raymond Moody, of North Charleroi, Charles, Prank and George Moody, of Smithfield, and Edgar Moody, of Fayette City; two daughters, Mrs. Nannie Stranton, of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Nellie Lylle, of Mather; three brothers, Walter Core, of Charleroi, 0. W. Core, of Twilight, and Clyde Core, of Roscoe, and three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Hibbs and Mrs. Emma Rowen, of Roscoe, and Mrs. D. P. Little, of Bentleyville.

Although funeral arrangements are not complete, it is expected services will be held Monday afternoon.
(The Charleroi Mail - 11/13/1937)


bullet Frank MOODY died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(15)

FRANK MOODY
Caught under a fall of slate while at work in the mines at Puritan Friday afternoon, Frank Moody, 46, of that place, was fatally injured. He died in the Uniontown Hospital last night about 10:45 o'clock. His head was badly crushed.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Maud Moody, and Miss Genevieve, at home; Mrs. Goldie Christopher of Ralph; Frank Jr., of Thompson No. 1 and a stepson, Milton Nabors of McKeesport.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Morning Herald February 14, 1931


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

Jonathan Moody, well known resident of Masontown, died Sunday afternoon, August 2, 1931, at 4:30 o'clock, in the Uniontown Hospital, following a prolonged illness of complications.  He is survived by his widow and seven children.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


Pauline M. MOODY ( -1997)

Pauline M. Moody

   Pauline M. Moody, 86, of Stewarts Personal Care Home, Dilliner, Pa., died Wednesday, April 23, 1997, in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg, Pa. She is survived by two sons, Philip Edwards of Brownsville, Pa., and Eugene Edwards; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was the last of her family. Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, Carmichaels today from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday from Noon to 1 p.m., the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1997

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Charles I. MOON (1957-2007)

   Charles I. Moon, 49, of East Millsboro, Fayette County, Pa, died Monday, July 30, 2007 in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born August 1, 1957, the son of Irvin B. Moon, of Blainesburg, Washington County, Pa., and the late Geraldine G. Moon, who passed away in 1994. Charles graduated from California High School, Washington County, Pa., with the Class of 1975. He had worked as a coal miner and was a mechanical technician for United Defense. Charles enjoyed coaching youth sports, especially baseball. In addition to his father, Charles is survived by his wife of twenty years, Andrea Moon; his son, Zach Moon, and his daughter, Samantha Moon, both at home; his father and mother-in- law, Robert and Monda Redman, of East Millsboro; his brother-in-law Bobby Redman and his wife, Trisha, of Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa.; several nieces and nephews; and two sisters. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. A Memorial Service Celebrating his Life will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2007 at 10:00 a.m., in the Allison Christian Church, with the Rev. Michael Peton, officiating. Memorial e-mails may be sent to the family at memorials@adferguson.com.


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

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Charles T. MOON (1917-2005)

Charles T. Moon
Connellsville

Charles T. "Red" Moon, 87, of Connellsville, died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Oct. 27, 1917, in Connellsville, a son of the late Harry and Sarah (Donnley) Moon. During World War II, Charles served in the U.S. Navy as a carpenter's mate, second class. Prior to retirement, Red was employed by Anchor Cap Plant as a carpenter. He was a member of South Connellsville Rod & Gun Club, VFW Post 21 and the Yough Fisherman's Association. He is survived by two daughters, Patricia Bielstein and husband, John, and Cheryl Halfhill, all of Connellsville; a son, John Moon, of Connellsville; nine grandchildren, John T. Bielstein and Marsha Griffith, both of Indiana, David and William Bielstein, both of Georgia, Mark Bielstein, of Connellsville, Heath Halfhill, of Vanderbilt, Heather Trimpey, of Markleysburg, Adam Halfhill, of Connellsville, and Ruth Bazzar, of Mt. Pleasant; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Sally McClintock and husband, Bud, of Connellsville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, at which time a funeral service will be held with the Rev. Robert Bixel officiating. Interment with full military rites accorded at graveside will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Bullskin Township.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Sunday, June 5, 2005

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Connie Lou MOON ( -1996)

CONNIE LOU MOON

   Connie Lou Moon, 46, of Washington, Pa., and formerly of Denbo, died Tuesday, December 24, 1996, in Washington, Pa. She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth I. Courtney Moon of Vestaburg, Pa.; daughters, Alexia A. Horwath, both at home; sisters, Janice Beachly of Butler, Pa., Mary Jane Gehron of Brownsville, Pa., Donna Makeen of Clarksville, Pa. and Paula Jordan of Monongahela, Pa.; a brother Wayne Moon of Vernon, Conn.; several nieces and nephews; her special friend, Lisa Foltz. The family will receive friends at the Confer Funeral Home, 515 Front Street, Brownsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of service.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, December 27, 1996

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Edward E. 'Pete' MOON (1932-2005)

   Edward E. "Pete" Moon, 73, of Brownsville, Pa., passed away Saturday, July 23, 2005, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born June 15, 1932, in Denbo, Pa., the son of the late Susan Stimmell and Irvin Moon Sr. In addition to his parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold, James and William, and one sister, Peggy. Pete was a member of the Phelps-Bakewell American Legion of West Brownsville, Pa. Left to cherish his memory are two brothers, Joseph Moon and wife, Virginia of Freeport, Pa., and Irvin Moon of West Brownsville, Pa.; one sister, LuAnn McDonald and husband, Donald of Brownsville, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends in the NOVAK FUNERAL HOME (formerly confer Funeral Home), 515 Front St., Brownsville, Pa., on Monday, July 25, 2005, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, July 26, 2005, from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Paul E. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Redstone Cemetery, Brownsville, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, July 24, 2005

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Ella Daniels MOON ( -1943)

MRS. ELLA MOON

  CONFLUENCE, Dec 11.— The funeral service for Mrs. Ella Moon, 76 years old, will be held at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the C. B. Humbert funeral home in charge of Rev. F. A. Webb, pastor of the Methodist Church. Interment will be made in Jersey Cemetery. Mrs. Ella Moon, daughter of the late Reason and Emily Burnworth Daniels, lived in Lower Turkeyfoot township, where she was born, until four years ago when she and her husband, H. R. Moon, moved to Confluence, making their home with a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Clouse. Mr. Moon died three months and 15 days ago, the couple celebrating their 62nd wedding anniversary last Christmas. Eleven children born to this union survive. They are: Ira J., Davidsville; Earl, Boswell; Mrs. Adam Clark and Charles, Bobtown; Russell, Denver, Colo.; Lee, Houston, Texas, and Mrs. Russell Clouse, Ida, Robert, George and Mrs. Charles Lingenfield, all of Confluence. There are 12 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, December 11, 1943, page 2, column 6

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Elsie Marie Pollitti MOON (1919-2004)

   Elsie Marie Pollitti Moon, 84, of Brownsville, Pa., died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare in Uniontown, Pa. She was born Aug. 26, 1919, in Brownsville, Pa., the daughter of the late Joe and Lena Pollitti. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Irvin Bert Moon; two brothers, James and Joe Pollitti; two sisters, Lillian Maczko and Louise Bartoewick; four children: a son, William Moon; a daughter, Peggy Moon; and two stepsons, Harold Moon and James Moon. Elsie will be sadly missed by her daughter Luanne McDonald and husband, Don of Brownsville, Pa.; stepsons, Irvin B. Moon Jr., of Brownsville, Pa., Edward (Pete) Moon of Brownsville, Pa., and Joseph Moon of Sarver, Pa.; four sisters, Geraldine Ward of Grindstone, Pa., Pearl Byrd of Crisfield, Md., Dorothy Marklew of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Mildred Suspansis of Grindstone, Pa.; four grandchildren, Brandon Grahek, Sandra Consauage, Richard Moon and Mona Thomas; and 10 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends in the NOVAK FUNERAL HOME (formerly Confer Funeral Home), 515 Front St., Brownsville, Pa. today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 9 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Fr. Vincent Gigliotti of the Historic Church of St. Peter officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery.


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

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Frances MOON ( -1897)

   Mrs. Frances Moon of Stewart Township died Sunday, June 29, 1897 of consumption. She was buried in Maple Summit Cemetery yesterday. Daughter of Ralph Warren Shipley, Sr. She is survived by her husband and 2 small children and a brother Silas Shipley. Buried June 17, 1897.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 24, 1897

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Irvin B. 'June' MOON, Jr. (1924-2008)

   Irvin B. "June" Moon, Jr., 83, of West Brownsville, Washington County, Pa., died Tuesday, February 19, 2008, after an extended illness. He was born August 18, 1924, to the late Irvin Moon, Sr., and Susan Stimmel Moon, in Denbo, Washington County, Pa. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Geraldine "Jerry" Gallagher Moon, son, Charles Irvin Moon, sister, Peggy Moon and brothers, Harold, James, Edward, and William Moon. He is survived by his daughters: Dr. Nancy Pinardi and husband, David, of West Brownsville, Pa., and Susan Otto and husband, Jason, of Tucson, Arizona; six grandchildren: Jennifer Tafoya, Jason Otto, David Pinardi, Amanda Pinardi, Samantha and Zach Moon; three great- grandchildren: Lauren, Megan and Tony Tafoya; sister, Luann Moon McDonald and husband, Don, of Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa.; and brother, Joseph Moon and wife, Virginia, of Sarver, Pa.; and sister- in-law, Florence Moon, of Sun City West, Arizona, and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves his many musician friends from Center in the Woods and Center on the Hill, who he played music with for many years. He had a special fondness for the Uniontown Mountains and loved outdoor activities. He volunteered for the Army at the beginning of World War II. His tour of duty included serving aboard the USS Ancon as a communication specialist. He is a life member of the South Brownsville Methodist Church and the Brownsville Masonic Lodge No. 60. He was retired from J&L Steel Company. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Friends will be received in the NOVAK FUNERAL HOME, 515 Front Street, Brownsville, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday until 10 a.m., the hour of service, with Pastor Janice McLay, officiating. Interment will follow at LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa. There will be a Masonic Service in the Funeral Home today at 7:30 p.m. Military Honors will be accorded by American Legion Posts 940, 838, 295. To sign the online guest book or to record a personal condolence, please log on to www.novakfuneralhome.net


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, February 21, 2008

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bullet Rev. Jacob MOON died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Funeral services for Rev. Jacob Moon, aged 73, a pioneer pastor of Fayette county, who died Friday, August 20, 1937, will be held at 2:30 this afternoon in Mt. Olivet church.  Rev. B. J. Crawford will officiate and burial will be in White Rock cemetery.
Rev. Moon was born in Albermarie county, Virginia, the son of John and Mary Moon.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lelia Evans and Mrs. Daisy Hart, both of Uniontown; three sons, George Lee and Moses, of Brownsville, and Edward, of Lemont, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary J. Wright, Vanderbilt, and Mrs. Eliza Moore, Revere.  Three brothers, Rev. Abraham Moon, of Virginia; Thomas, of Pittsburgh, and Moses, of Brownsville, also survive.
Rev. Moon was in active pastorate work in Fayette county, and was at Daisytown for a number of years.
(Herald - August 24, 1937)


Jonathan MOON ( -1899)

OHIOPYLE, October 2, 1899— Jonathan Moon, died on September 27, 1899, age 72 years. He was husking corn, became suddenly ill and fell over. He was carried to the house and died a few hours later. He was raised in Turkeyfoot Twp., Somerset Co, Pa. He attended his old Battery K regiment reunion here last fall. He was buried on Thursday at Maple Summit. His old comrade F. D. Morrison was making an address. His wife Deborah Rebecca Morrison, died on Nov 11th 1895. He is survived by the following children; Jacob, Francis, Halda, Mary Abby, Henry, Deborah, Casinda and Ross Moon.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, October 2, 1899

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Joyce Lynne MOON (1951-2008)

   Joyce Lynne Moon (Wingrove), 56, of Savannah Georgia, passed away Saturday September 20, 2008. She was born December 24, 1951, in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa. She is survived by her sons: Eric and Ryan; her daughters-in-law: Mera and Shannon; her grandchildren: Tayler, Trevor, Ethan and Maria and step-grandchildren Nicole and Alexandra. She was also survived by her brothers: Bruce, Edward, and Joseph Wingrove, and their families. Family and friends will be received for a memorial service at ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH, in Perryopolis, Fayette County, Pa., Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 7 p.m. According to her wishes there will be no viewing or funeral.


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

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Judith E. MOON ( -2004)

   Judith E. Moon, 60, of Ashland, Ohio, born in Brownsville, Pa., died at her residence early Saturday morning, Jan. 10, 2004. Judith enjoyed being a homemaker and served as secretary for Moon's Roofing in Ashland. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Marvin Gatliff and Lorie and Donald Dickinson Jr., all of Ashland; one son, Jeremiah Moon and his fiancée, Monica Bailey of Mansfield; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her mother, Elizabeth Bakewell of Brownsville, Pa.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Elizabeth and George Null, also of Brownsville, and Caroline Miko of Gary Ind.; and four brothers and two sisters-in- law, Wally Bakewell of Shelby, Ohio, Thomas and Judy Bakewell of Leonardtown, Md., Robert and Donna Bakewell of Uniontown, Pa., and James Bakewell of West Brownsville, Pa. Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m., in the Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home of Ashland. Friends were received on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., in the funeral home.


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

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bullet Julian MOON died in 1927. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)

Mrs Julian Moon, 72 years, 10 months and 17 days old, died at 11:45 o'clock Wednesday night at South Connellsville.  The funeral will be held Saturday. A short service will be held at the late home at 12 o'clock with additional services at 2:30 at the Ohio Pyle Methodist Episcopal Church with interment in the church cemetery in charge of funeral director Frank B. Galley of Vanderbilt.  
Daily Courier, Thurs, Sept. 1, 1927, page 6


Nellie D. MOON (1906-2005)

Nellie D. Moon
Connellsville

Nellie D. Moon, 99, of Connellsville, died Saturday, July 30, 2005, at her residence. She was born June 10, 1906, in Uniontown, a daughter of the late Albert Dallas and Mamie Kimbo. She was Protestant by faith. Nellie worked as a cook in Alretta's Restaurant for many years. She is survived by a special niece, Dorothy Linton, of Uniontown; three nephews, Tim Mason, Greg Mason and his wife, Roberta, and Clarence Mason; a niece, Kim Mason; a sister-in-law, Albertha Glass, of Connellsville, and a dear friend, Patricia Dyer, of Connellsville. In addition to her parents, Nellie was predeceased by her husband, William Moon. Friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and until 1 p.m. Wednesday, the hour of the service with the Revs. Griffin Mason and Nathaniel Milton officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, August 1, 2005

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Pauline MOON (1917-2002)

Pauline Moon
Connellsville

Pauline (Hough) Moon, 84, of Connellsville, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, in State College. She was born Sept. 26, 1917, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Elmer and Fannie (Gallentine) Hough. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George D. Moon in 1994. She was retired from the Connellsville Area Schools. Also, preceded in death were Mrs. James (Elma) Bryan of Scottdale and St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. Samuel (Florence) Bruno of Smithton, Clarence Hough of Connellsville and Wayne Hough of Connellsville. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Larry G. (Janet) Morris of Boulder City, Nev., and Marina Del Ray, Calif., and Dr. Marla L. Moon of State College; three grandchildren, Blake G. Morris of New York City, N.Y., Dr. Colleen Moryl of Culver City, Calif., and Kent D. Morris of Venice, Calif.; and five great- grandchildren. She was also survived by Mrs. James (Verna) Hardy of Scottdale, Mrs. Robert (Virginia) Moorman of South Connellsville, Mrs. Jack (Frances) Gillespie of Pittsburgh and St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Charles (Betty) Eutsey of Connellsville. She was a 50 + year member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church of Connellsville. Arrangements are under the direction of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville. A private interment will be held at Green Ridge Memorial Park. Remembrances may be made to the "Connellsville Area School District Library Fund in memory of Pauline Moon" - c/o Omega Bank, 1667 N. Atherton St., State College, Pa. 16803.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, January 25, 2002

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Sallie Belle MOON (1924-2005)

   Sallie Belle Kerns Moon, 81 years old, formerly of Vanderbilt, Pa., quietly went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 15, 2005, from the home of her loving daughter, son-in-law and grandsons in Connellsville, Pa. She was born on May 26, 1924, in Clinton, South Carolina. Sallie was a longtime member of the United Baptist Church, Connellsville, Pa., where she served as the past President of The Usher Board, served on the Kitchen Committee and was a member of the Sunday School. She was one of the original members of Club 12, the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 762, Trotter, Pa., and the Senior Advisory Council of Fayette County.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, Liller and Oscar Kerns, her loving husband, Maurice "Red" Moon, and three sisters, Beulah Rustin, Elizabeth Lampkins and Rosa Lee Thompson. Left to cherish her memory are her two sons: Maurice M. Moon and companion, Darlene, of Laurel, Maryland, and Leslie Moon and his wife, Evelyn, of Camp Springs, Maryland; her daughter, Natalie "Toni" Moon Coles and her husband, Walter Coles, of Connellsville, Pa.; seven grandchildren: Myeta Moon, Kameela Moon, Marcus Moon, Jibri Moon, Jerel Coles, Christopher Slaughter and Tre' Coles; one sister, Jaeoulah Russell of Seat Pleasant, Maryland; a sister-in-law, Mary Fuller of Homestead, Pa.; special niece, Lynn Battle, and a special nephew, Barry Russell, both of Maryland; friends: Denise Baker, Deacon James Baker and Crystal, and Jean and Charles Searcy all of Inkster, Michigan; other nieces and nephews; a host of other relatives and friends; her dedicated caregiver, Pauline Ned of Connellsville, Pa.; and the Albert Gallatin Hospice team of Uniontown, Pa.

   Friends will be announced at UNITED BAPTIST CHURCH, 126 North First Street, Connellsville, Pa., on Tuesday, October 18, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, October 19, until the hour of Service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Albert Winfrey officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville, Pa.


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

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Sara E. MOON (1922-2001)

Sara E. Moon
Connellsville

Sara E. (Halfhill) Moon, 79, of Connellsville, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant. She was born Feb. 25, 1922, in Bullskin Township, the daughter of the late Edmond "Peach" and Rebecca (Kooser) Halfhill. Sara was a member of East End United Methodist Church. For many years, she worked as a loving homemaker. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by six brothers, Roy, Harry "Red," George "Pud," Earl "Kye," Ralph "Whitey," and Wilbur Halfhill; and two sisters, Daisey Butts and Hazel P. Stillwagon. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Charles "Red" T. Moon; two daughters, Patricia Bielstein and Cheryl Halfhill; and one son, John Moon, all of Connellsville; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, today from 10 until 3 p.m., the hour of the funeral service with the Rev. William B. Randolph officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Olive Cemetery, Bullskin Township.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 24, 2001

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William Frank MOON ( -1902)

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TWO INQUESTS HELD
In Murder Cases of Frank Moon
At Scottdale and James Leonard.
THE LATTER IS AN OLD CASE.
Verdicts Rendered on Thursday That
Both Victims Came to Their Deaths
By Hands of Unknown Persons
Testimony Before Coroner Hagan

   Coroner Arthur S. Hagan of Fairchance held two inquests yesterday in City Hall. One was on the death of William Frank Moon who was shot down in the bar room of the New Scottdale House in Scottdale on the evening of November 7th and the other long delayed was on the death of James Leonard, a young man of town who was assaulted by three strangers on the North Side on the night of July 21st and who died eight days later as a result of the injuries he received.

   In the Moon inquest a number of witnesses from Scottdale were present. Among these were John O’Neil, the bartender on duty when the shooting occurred, Joseph Ghrist, a mill worker who knows more about the case than all the others combined, John Sellers, A. C. Bell and others who were in the bar at the time but who know little or nothing of the circumstances of the shooting. Constable Everhart of Scottdale testified that he had investigated the case in Scottdale and had taken a statement from Moon while he lingered at the Cottage State Hospital, but had utterly failed to find an explanation of the mystery.

   Joseph Ghrist was the star witness and furnished a tip which if it is followed out may locate the slayer of Moon. Ghrist was passing through the bar when the shot was fired and was sober. He helped raise Moon from the floor and later asked him who shot him. “Was it the man who was with you?” asked Ghrist, and Moon groaned, “Yes, yes.” Then William Keffer of Summit mines, commonly known as Rats, said, “Why, I know that man. He is ______ and I used to work with him. He was with Moon all afternoon.” Ghrist does not remember the name Keffer said but thinks it sounded like Rankin or Larkin. If Ghrist’s story is true then the secret of the killing rests with Rats of Summit mines.

   Other testimony brought out the fact that Moon and his murderer were standing in the rear of the saloon behind a big refrigerator when the shot was fired and that no one save Moon and his slayer actually witnessed the tragedy.

   Bartender O’Neil explained how in the excitement that followed the shooting the murderer escaped through the front door, saying the shot was fired from the outside.

   After the evidence was in, Coroner Hagan said that no more witnesses would be called that if the Westmorland county officers wanted to interview Keefer they could do so. Then a verdict to the effect that Moon was shot by a party unknown was signed by the jurymen. J. H. Risbeck, C. W. Patterson, L. W. Port, David Blackburn, A. W. Hood and S. R. Ree.

   In the case of James Leonard the only witness heard was his companion on the fatal night, George DeHaven, age of sixteen. He said that while he and Leonard were passing along the railroad near the Fayette Lumber Company mill of the North Side, three strangers jostled them off the pavement. They asked the men what they acted that way for when one attacked Leonard down and the other severely beat DeHaven. He denied that there were any women of girls in the vicinity. All effort to locate the assailants were fruitless. …… verdict to that of the Moon case, as rendered signed by jurymen J. H. Risbeck, Leonard …………. C. W. Patterson and David Blackburn.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, November 21, 1902, page 8, column 1

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