Fayette County Genealogy Project

Obituaries


Elizabeth OAKS ( -1921)

MRS. ELIZABETH OAKS

   Mrs. Elizabeth Oaks, aged 83 years, one of the oldest residents of Connellsville, died Saturday night, October 29, 1921, at her home in North First street, Connellsville. The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Trinity Lutheran church. Interment will be in the Chestnut Hill cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 1, 1921, page 9, column 2

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Mrs. Mehuldy OAKS ( -1897)

   Death notice for Mrs. Mehuldy Oaks, of Uniontown, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, July 6, 1897. Complete text is not currently available.


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Rosy OBAD ( -1923)

CHILD CHASING KITTEN,
DARTS IN FRONT
OF AUTO, NECK BROKEN

   Sustaining a broken neck when struck by a passing automobile, Rosy Obad, aged 7, daughter of Mrs. Jennie Obad, residing on the Chaflin farm on the National pike, near Brownsville, was instantly killed Sunday evening about 6 o’clock while playing in the road near her home. It is reported that the little girl, who was playing with a pet kitten, darted directly in front of the machine, in pursuit of the kitten which had escaped from her. The driver of the machine, whose name could not be learned last evening, brought the car to a stop after striking the girl, picked her up and rushed her to her home. A physician was called and after an examination reported that the girl had sustained a fractured neck, dying instantly. The body was removed to Kisinger mortuary in Brownsville to be prepared for burial.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 14, 1923, page 1, column 4


MANY INQUESTS ARE CONDUCTED BY THE CORONER

Exonerations in Two Deaths
Due to Motor Accidents.

REVERE KILLING

   Coroner Baum directed exoneration in the case in which Roy Virgin, of Millsboro ran down Rosey Obid [Obad], May 13, about two miles from Brownsville. It was testified by Mr. Virgin and Miss Richey, the other occupant of the car that the child ran directly in front of the machine.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 21, 1923, page 3, column 3

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Gotlelba OBAROSKY ( -1905)

   Death notice for Gotlelba Obarosky, of Connellsville, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, October 18, 1905. Complete text is not currently available.


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Frank OBELEITNER ( -1923)

SCALDING SOUP,
HOT PARAFFINE
CAUSE 2 DEATHS

Two Year Old York Run Boy,
Connellsville Girl Succumb.

BROTHER IS HURT

   Two persons, a two year old boy and a young woman died over the week and as a result of burns suffered while working or playing in the kitchen of their home. The dead: Miss Anna Travis, aged 20 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Travis, of South Connellsville. Died at the Cottage State hospital Sunday morning at 8:43 o’clock. Frank Obeleitner, Jr., two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Obeleitner, of York Run, scalded. Died at his home Sunday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock.

  Miss Travis was burned when hot paraffine upset and ignited her clothing. She was in the kitchen helping her mother put up some jelly at the time of the accident. With her clothing afire she ran about the house screaming, finally going outside where she fell to the ground. A crowd quickly gathered and the flames were smothered. The girl’s father was at the Cottage State hospital visiting his son, Charles, who is suffering from a broken collar bone, at the time his daughter was admitted to the hospital.

  Receiving severe burns when he pulled a kettle of soup from the stove at his home at York Run, Friday, Frank Obeleitner, Jr., aged two years, 11 months and 19 days, died Sunday afternoon, September 23, 1933, at his home, from burns about the head and body. The child was playing in the kitchen and while near the stove noticed the kettle of soup cooking. He endeavored to get up to peer into the kettle when it upset, spilling the contents over his face and body, causing serious burns. A doctor was summoned but little hope was held for his recovery. The youngster is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Obeleitner, and a small sister. Funeral services will be held this Monday, morning, at 11 o’clock from the St. Cecelia R. C. church, at Fairchance, followed by interment in St. Joseph’s cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, September 24, 1923, page 1, column 2

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Clara S. OBER (1921-1996)

Clara S. Ober

   Clara S. Ober, 74, of Mount Pleasant died Tuesday, June 25, 1996, in the Frick Hospital and Community Health Center. She was born Oct. 4, 1921, in Peninsula, Ohio, a daughter of the late Stanley Sikorski and Stephanie Zdroweski Sikorski Buncher. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church and the Rosary Altar Society. She was employed as a sales clerk at Brown’s Candy Kitchen and belonged to the ladies auxiliaries of both the American Legion Post No. 446 and the Kosciuszko Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen R. Ober, in 1967; and a sister, Cecelia Maser. She is survived by a son, Stephen Ober, and his wife Dorinda of Mount Pleasant; four daughters, Mrs. Duaine (Carol) Fuoss, Mrs. Donald (Barbara) Kundrick, Mrs. William (Bonnie) Barber, and Mrs. Bradley (Lynne) Bickerton, all of Mount Pleasant; 10 grandchildren, William Barber, Mrs. Suzanne Oshea, Shellie Kundrick, Duane Fuoss, Benjamyn Barber, Donetta Kundrick, Andrew Fuoss, Christina Ober, Michael Bickerton and Matthew Bickerton; two brothers, Stanley Sikorski and Charles Buncher, both of Ohio; and two sisters, Helen Johnston and Florence Ockovic, both of Ohio. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mount Pleasant, Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday from noon to 4 and to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by a funeral mass at 10 a.m. in the Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church. The Holy Rosary Society will recite the Rosary with the pastor at 3:30 p.m. Friday, followed by a memorial service conducted by members of the Kosciuszko Club.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June 1996

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H. R. OBER ( -1912)

H. R. ORBER DEAD
Well Known Dawson Man Was Ill But Short Time.

   Following a brief illness, H. R. Ober, one of the most widely known residents of Dawson, died last evening at 6 o’clock of paresis. He had been confined to his bed since January 31. Mr. Ober was a member of the Dawson Borough Council and was among the most influential citizens of town. He was a thirty- second degree Mason, being a member of the Pittsburg consistory, the chapter at Connellsville, the commandery of Uniontown, the James Cochran large at Dawson, and the Iroquois lodge at Dawson. He was a member of the contracting firm of Oglevee, Mc Clure & Company. In addition to his widow he is survived by these daughters, Mrs. Roy Reagan of Monessen; Misses Matilda, Margaret and Belle, at home, and one son, Earl Ober, a bookkeeper in Uniontown. Mr. Ober was well known in Connellsville. Funeral from the Ober residence tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. Rev. St. Clair, pastor of the Baptist church at Dawson will officiate. Interment in Cochran cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Evening, February 9. 1912, page 1, column 7

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J. Maude OBER ( -1925)

MISS J. MAUDE OBER

   Miss J. Maude Ober, daughter of Mrs. Anettte Ober, died Monday morning at 2:30 at the Uniontown hospital. She is survived by her mother, two sisters, Mrs. R. S. Reagan and Mrs. Mack Rush of Uniontown and one brother, E. E. Ober. Funeral services will be held from her late home, 79 Delaware avenue, on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The family kindly requests that flowers be omitted.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, June 9, 1925, page 9, column 6

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Mary OBER ( -1894)

   Death notice for Mary Ober, of Lower Tyrone Township, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, July 12, 1894. Complete text is not currently available.


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Linda Joyce Eshelman OBERLECHNERPhoto  ( -2012)

LINDA JOYCE (ESHELMAN) OBERLECHNER

   Linda Joyce (Eshelman) Oberlechner, 61, of Uniontown, Pa., died on Saturday, August 4, 2012 surrounded by her loving family in Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. Linda’s family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, August 9, until 11 a.m., the time of the Funeral Service with Pastor Thomas Barnhart officiating in the GOLDSBORO-TOMI FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE INC., 21 East Church St., Fairchance, Pa., John M. Fabry, Supervisor and John Michael Fisher Funeral Director. Interment will follow at Mountain View Memorial Park Brownfield, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made in Linda’s name to the West Virginia Children’s Hospital, Post Office Box 8200, Morgantown, WV 26506. On line condolences can be made at Goldsboro-tomi.com


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

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Joseph OBERLEN ( -1915)

   Death notice for Joseph Oberlen, age 6, of Masontown, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, December 7, 1915. Complete text is not currently available.


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Andrew OBERT ( -1907)

   Death notice for Andrew Obert, under the headline, Mine at Alverton Coroner’s Report, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, March 6, 1907. Complete text is not currently available.


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Ellen Lindauer OBLACK (1889-1967)

MRS. FRANK OBLACK

   Mrs. Ellen Lindauer Oblack, age 68, 519 Collinsburg, West Newton, died Friday morning in Westmoreland County Hospital, Greensburg. She was born July 2, 1889 in Collinsburg. Her parents, both deceased, were Alvin and Emilia Geoergic Lindauers. She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in West Newton. She is survived by her husband, Frank O. Oblack and the following children: Emerson F. Oblack of Collinsburg, Mrs. Iva Mae Maksim of Smithdale, Edgar A. Oblack of Collinsburg, and Lloyd Dean of Greensburg, R. D. 2. Also surviving are three brothers, Louis, August and Alvin of West Newton; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Van Kirk of West Newton and Mrs. Rose Phillips of Collinsburg, and 10 grandchildren. The body is at the Dodson memorial home, West Newton, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. Robert P. Haslage officiating. Interment will be in West Newton Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, October 14, 1967, page 14, column 3

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Tony OBRANOVICH ( -1932)

TONY OBRANOVICH

   Tony Obranovich, aged 28 years, died suddenly in his home, House 521, Allison No. 1, Tuesday, October 11, 1932, at 7 o’clock. He is survived by his widow Susie Obranovich and one daughter Jennie, and one half brother, Max Obranovich, of Coverdale. His parents, five brothers and six sisters also survive in Europe. Brief funeral services will be conducted in the family residence at 9 o’clock Thursday morning followed by additional services in Holy Rosary R. C. church, Republic. Burial in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, October 12, 1932, page 4, column 5

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Shadrack O’BRIAN ( -1865)

O’BRIAN, SHADRACK, Georges Township, Fayette Co. On October 22, 1865, Age 86 years, 4 mos., 4 days, born in Harrison County, Va., lived some years in West India Islands, fought in Battles of Fort George, Chippewa, Lundy’s Lane.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, November 2, 1865

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Victoria O’BRIAN ( -1994)

Victoria O’Brian

   Victoria O’Brian, 81, of Euclid, Ohio, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1994. She was a native of Coal Center, Pa. She was a retired school teacher, having taught at East Pike Run Township of Pennsylvania and schools in the Cleveland and Euclid areas of Ohio. She was predeceased by her husband, Michael O’Brian in 1987. Surviving are a brother, Adam Bronakoski of California, Pa.; a sister, Jo Ellen Perry of Washington, D.C.; and a sister, Lise Phelan of Euclid, Ohio. Friends were received in the BRICKMAN AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, Euclid, Ohio, Thursday, Nov. 15, 1994, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and will be received today until 10 a.m., the hour of service. A funeral mass will be held today at St. Williams Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in All Souls Cemetery of Chardon, Ohio.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November 1994

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Amelia J. O'BRIEN (1922-2007)

Amelia J. O'Brien
Connellsville

Amelia J. O'Brien, 85, of Connellsville, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2007, in Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Jan. 15, 1922, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Antonio and Antionette Ditillo Basile. She attended St. Rita RC Church. Amelia is survived by four sons, John B. O'Brien, of Connellsville, Patrick J. O'Brien, of Fort Pierce Fla., Edward J. O'Brien, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Timothy O'Brien and wife Donna, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two daughters, Judith Terry and husband John, of Mt. Pleasant, and Sandra McCloy, of Greensburg; several grandchildren and great- grandchildren; a sister, Eleanor Addis, of Uniontown. There will be no public viewing or visitation. Interment will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, June 28, 2007

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Andrew O'BRIEN ( -1898)

STEPPED TO ETERNITY
Andrew O’Brien Falls Down Oliver Shaft
And Is Instantly Killed

   Every year records the death of some unfortunate person in the Connellsville coke region by walking into the mouth of a shaft. The first tragedy of this nature for 1898 occurred at Oliver No. 1, where Andrew O’Brien was found dead and mangled at the bottom of the shaft Monday morning. It is only a supposition that he met his death Saturday night although his body bore evidence of having been cold long, and he was seen last in the vicinity of the shaft where he met his awful death about 11 o’clock Saturday night. At that time it’s said that he was giving evidence of intemperance. When the engineer passed the bottom of the shaft Monday morning he came upon O’Brien’s body. The shaft is 382 feet deep, and it is the custom of the hoisting engineer, when ceasing operations in the evening to leave the cage half way up the shaft, which would make O’Brien’s fall about 190 feet. When the machinery was put in motion Monday morning the dead body of O’Brien rolled off the cage to the bottom completing the terrible fall.

   O’Brien was one of the most trusted employees at the plant. He was known to drink some but was never known to be despondent. Consequently that theory that he committed suicide is doubted though the big gates around the shaft dissipates the theory that the death was an accident. Deceased came to the coke region from Youngstown in 1893. He leaves a widow and six children, five boys and one girl. Two of his sons are drivers in the Oliver mine. Coroner P. F. Smith viewed the remains and later the body was removed to O’Brien’s home at Oliver. The funeral was held Tuesday.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, February 25, 1898, page 1, column 6

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Andrew O'BRIEN ( -1909)

   Death notice for Andrew O'Brien appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, February 20, 1909. Complete text is not currently available.


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Catherine Theresa O'BRIEN ( -1912)

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MRS. CATHERINE O’BRIEN
IS CALLED BY DEATH
She Had Long Been Ill at Home of
Son-in-law P. H. Torman
At Trotter

   Mrs. Catherine Theresa O’Brien, aged … years, three months and 12 days, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of her son-in-law, Superintendent P. J. Torman at Trotter following a lingering illness. Requiem high mass was celebrated on Friday morning at 9 o’clock in the Immaculate Conception by Rev. Father J. T. Burns. Interment in St. Joseph’s cemetery. Mrs. O’Brien was born in Ireland and was a daughter of Dominick Langston, a prominent barrister of Ireland. About fifty years ago she came to this country and then her parents came to America and settled in New York. Her father practiced law in New York for some time. Mrs. O’Brien was married to Michael O’Brien and most of her married life was spent in Blairsville. Mrs. O’Brien was an accomplished musician and for about 2 years she was organist of the Plansville Catholic church. Since the death of her husband, which occurred some time ago, she has made her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Superintendent and Mrs. P. J. Torman. Deceased was a member of the Immaculate Conception church. By her gentle manner and kind disposition she won the friendship of all with whom she came in contact. In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Torman, she is survived by one son, Edward William O’Brien, a brother, Daniel Langston, and a sister, Mrs. Monica Fullerton, all of Brooklyn, N. Y.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, June 27, 1912, page 7, column 6

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Cecelia Sweeney O'BRIEN ( -1928)

CECELIA S. O'BRIEN

   Mrs. Cecelia Sweeney O'Brien, aged 24 years, 11 months and 20 days, wife of Leo O’Brien, died at the home of her aunt, Mrs. J. D. Sweeney of 65 Stewart avenue, Friday afternoon, May 4, 1928, at 8 o’clock, following a lingering illness. Mrs. O’Brien, in 1915, was graduated as a nurse from St. Joseph’s Hospital at Pittsburgh. In addition to her widower, she is survived by her father, J. W. Sweeney, of Erie, and the following brothers and sisters; Mae Sweeney and Mrs. Louis Dreischal of Erie, Michael of Conneaut, O., and Paul of Chicago. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, May 5, 1928, page 15, column 5

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Charles O'BRIEN ( -1913)

RISKS LIFE IN A VAIN
EFFORT TO SAVE MAN
FROM DEATH ON RAILS

One Killed, Another Hurt, in
South Connellsville Accident

SMILKO PLAYS THE HERO ROLE

Charles O’Brien of South Connellsville, a Glass-Blower,
Has Life Crushed Out Beneath a Car;
Man Who Tries to Save Him is Hit.

   Risking his life in a vain effort to save a friend from death, Mike Smilko was seriously injured when struck by a West Penn street car at South Connellsville last night while Charles O’Brien was run over and killed. Smilko endeavored to drag O’Brien from the tracks, but the car’s approach was too swift. It ran over O’Brien and struck Smilko, who may be permanently injured as a consequence. His hose was mashed and a deep gash was cut in his leg below the knee.

   The accident occurred in front of King’s store. Smilko had put another drunken man on the car a few minutes before, and walking on, he discovered O’Brien lying across the tracks, intoxicated. He was tugging strenuously at O’Brien when the 7 o’clock car came down the hill. Seeing that he could not save O’Brien he attempted to jump, but the car struck him and knocked him down on one side of the track. O’Brien was knocked beneath the car in such a manner that his life was crushed out, internal injuries causing his death.

   Smilko was placed in another car and brought to Connellsville where Dr. J. L. Junk gave him temporary treatment until the ambulance arrived to take him to the Cottage State Hospital. He seemed to be out of his head and mumbled constantly.

   O’Brien’s body was extricated from beneath the car and removed to Sims’ morgue, where it still remained this morning. He was 27 years old and was employed as a glass blower at the Ripley plant. He leaves a wife and two children living at south Connellsville. The body will be taken to Jeannette, where he has relatives, for burial. Smilko is employed by the H. C. Frick Coke Company at Davidson and lives at South Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, November 12, 1913, page 1, column 7

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Constance L. Works O'BRIEN (1939-2008)

   Constance L. Works O'Brien, 69, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., departed this earth to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, September 6, 2008, with her loving husband of 52 years at her side. She was born September 1, 1939, in Uniontown, Pa., the daughter of Bernard Works and Ethel Conaway Works. Constance was a member of the Little Brownfield Free Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her parents, three brothers and three sisters: Thomas Hoak, Charles Works, William Works, Thelma Carlson, Marie Heinbaugh, and Elsie Guthrie. Surviving is her husband, Charles L. O'Brien. She was the loving mother of seven children: Bobbie Balsone and husband, Jim, of Uniontown, Pa., Rev. Charles L. O'Brien and wife, Ruth, of Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa., Terry Whitman and husband, Kerry, of Fredericktown, Washington County, Pa., Edward O'Brien and wife, Peggy, of Uniontown, Pa., John O'Brien, of Uniontown, Pa., Brenda Landman and husband, Tim, of Hopwood, Pa., Michael O'Brien and wife, Jennifer, of Farmington, Fayette County, Pa.; fourteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; one brother and three sisters: Bernard Works and wife, Ruth, of Hopwood, Pa., Lynda Brown and husband, Bill, of Collier, Fayette County, Pa., Shirley Potter, of Ravena, Ohio, and Delaine Kalivoda, of Chalk Hill, Fayette County, Pa. Friends will be received in the LITTLE BROWNFIELD FREE METHODIST CHURCH today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, September 9, 2008, from 2 until 8 p.m., the hour of Service, with the Rev. Charles L. O'Brien, her son, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Little Brownfield Free Methodist Church, Uniontown, Pa., 15401. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, September 8, 2008

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Cornelius O'BRIEN ( -1909)

CORNELIUS O'BRIEN
DEAD AT EVERSON
Heart Failure Responsible For the
Demise of Man a Resident There
For 37 Years

  EVERSON, Aug 28— Cornelius O’Brien, one of the best known men in this borough and Scottdale, died suddenly from heart failure last evening at his home on Painter street, aged 44 years. He was sitting on the front porch and complained of being ill, when his brother started to assist him to get into the house, when he collapsed and died almost instantly. Mr. O’Brien had been a resident of Everson for 37 years past, had been employed on the railroad for a number of years in his earlier life and for several years was partner in the firm of Reese & O’Brien, prominent merchants here, but lately sold his interest in the store on account of failing health, to Postmaster William T. Reese.

   He travelled some for his health but it did not improve. He was for several years a member of the Upper Tyrone township and Everson Borough School Boards, a director in the Tyrone Club, and officer in the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and held other public offices in the borough. He was never married and is survived by his mother and two sisters and three brothers. The funeral services will be held on Monday morning at 9 o’clock, with solemn high mass at St. John’s the Baptist’s of Scottdale, followed by burial in St. John’s cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, August 28, 1909, page 1, column 7


Funeral Largely Attended

   The funeral of the late Cornelius O’Brien, one of Everson’s best known citizens, a former member of the firm of Reese & O’Brien, and for several years a Director in the Everson schools, was largely attended yesterday forenoon. It was held from the St. John’s the Baptist R. C. Church, and followed by burial in St. John’s Cemetery. Quite a number of people were present from a distance to pay their last respects to the memory of the deceased.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, August 31, 1909, page 5, column 1

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Daniel M. O'BRIEN ( -1928)

DANIEL O’BRIEN

   Daniel M. O’Brien, aged 30 years, died at the Chelsea Naval Hospital, Boston, Mass., Wednesday, April 25, 1928, following an illness of Bright’s disease. He is survived by his grandmother, Mrs. Mary O’Brien of Everson, and the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. George Walsh of Smock, John of Masontown, Mrs. Albert Murray of Rowe’s Run and Thomas, Margaret and Camille O’Brien, all of Continental No. 1. The body will arrive in Scottdale Saturday morning and will be taken to the grandmother’s home. Funeral services, the time to be announced later, will be held Sunday afternoon in St. John the Baptist church in Scottdale, followed by burial in the church cemetery. Mr. O’Brien served in the army during the World war and at the time of his death was employed by an oil company at Everett, Mass.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, April 27, 1928, page 16, column 3

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Elizabeth O'BRIEN ( -1917)

   Death notice for Elizabeth O'Brien appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, February 17, 1917. Complete text is not currently available.


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Elizabeth O'BRIEN ( -1923)

MRS. ELIZABETH O'BRIEN

   Mrs. Elizabeth O’Brien, 54 years old, died Sunday at her home at Fairchance. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Methodist Protestant Church at Fairchance.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 22, 1923, page 2, column 6

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Elizabeth Ann O'BRIEN ( -1914)

   Death notice for Elizabeth Ann O'Brien, wife of Jacob O'Brien appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, February 19, 1914. Complete text is not currently available.


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Florence Kathryn Dills O'BRIEN ( -1977)

O’BRIEN, FLORENCE KATHRYN— Age 81 years of Smithfield, Pa., died in the Spears Nursing Home, Markleysburg, Pa., Friday, December 23, 1977 at 8:04 a.m. after an extended illness. She was born in Smithfield, the daughter of the late Altha G. and Alverda Saylor Dills. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Frank Morgan in 1925 and Ewing O’Brien in 1974, and a daughter, Carrie Morgan in 1974. Surviving are two sons, William Morgan of R. D. 3, Smithfield and Elmer O’Brien, Jr., of Clawson, Mich.; five daughters, Mrs. Lavetia (Betty) Cooley of R. D. 3, Smithfield, Mrs. Ruth Stitchberry of Elkton, Md., Mrs. Sarah Marie Umble of R. D. 3, Smithfield, Mrs. Doris Cobb of Lake Lynn, Pa., and Mrs. Judy Moreland of Point Marion, Pa.; eighteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren; one brother Harry B. Dils of Arlington, Va. She was a member of Mr. Moriah Baptist Church of Smithfield, and Burdette Sunday Schllo Class. Friends will be received in the Wagner-Cooley Funeral Home, Fairchance Sunday, December 25, at 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. where services will be held Monday, December 26 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Nelson Krute officiating. Interment in Mt. Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, December 24, 1977, page 30, column 8

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Freda O'BRIEN (1910-1980)


Memory Card:

In Memory of

Freda O'Brien

Date of Birth

December 13, 1910

Date of Death

Wednesday, April 30, 1980

Service held from

Cooley Funeral Home

Officiating

Pastor James B. Jobes

Place of Interment

White Rock Cemetery

Funeral Conducted by

Cooley Funeral Home
Fairchance


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George O'BRIEN ( -1897)

   Death notice for George O'Brien appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, July 28, 1897. Complete text is not currently available.


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bullet George O'BRIEN died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

George O'Brien, prominent 72-year-old resident of Hutchinson, died at 6:40 Friday evening, July 1, 1938, at the family home after a three weeks' illness of a complication of diseases.  Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Margaret Ann, and a brother, Frank, of Fairchance.
He was a member of the Free Methodist church of Hopwood, and lived in Hutchinson for 31 years.  He was a former employe of the Richmond Radiator company.
The body will be removed from the Johnston Funeral Home in Masontown today to the family residence.  Funeral plans will be announced later.


George E. O'BRIEN ( -2003)

   George E. O'Brien, 89, of Sun Lakes, Ariz., formerly of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, in Chandler, Ariz., with his loving family at his side. In 1980, he retired after 45+ years from Rockwell International, where he was in management in Uniontown, Pa. He was an active member of the community, volunteering in many civic organizations. He was also a member of the Uniontown Country Club, Rotary, and a Board Member of Goodwill Industries. George is survived by his loving wife, Anne V. O'Brien; his daughter, Eileen (Irvin) O'Brien-Jennings of New Haven, Conn.; his three grandchildren, Evan, Emily and Molly Jennings; two sisters, Elizabeth Kerr and Margaret Obley; and many nieces and nephews. Private family services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Odessey Hospice, 202 East Earll Dr., Suite 320 Phoenix, AZ 85012. Arrangements are entrusted to Valley of the Sun Mortuary, Chandler, Ariz., 480/895-9232.


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

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George F. O'BRIEN (1922-2005)

   George F. O'Brien, 83, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away unexpectedly in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born February 12, 1922 in Uniontown, Pa., the son of the late Angelo and Mary Ellen Catney O'Brien. George was an active member of the Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church and a member of the American Legion Post 51. George was a veteran of World War II serving with the United States Navy. He was a shoe salesman throughout the area for many years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Bernard A. O'Brien, six brothers, Leo O'Brien, Tom O'Brien, John O'Brien, James O'Brien, Rev. Bernard O'Brien, and Rev. William O'Brien and two sisters, Nellie O'Brien Liston and Margaret O'Brien Davis. He was the last remaining member of his immediate family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Virginia Schepisi O'Brien; a son, George F. O'Brien, Jr. of Manhattan, N.Y.; and a daughter, Joan Schafer and husband, Gregory of Uniontown, Pa.; his two grandchildren whom he deeply cherished, Jennifer Talbott and husband, Brock of Weirton, W.Va., and Gregory Schafer, Jr.; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends will be received in the DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 until 9:30 a.m. at which time a Blessing Service will be held, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic church with the Rev. Father Michael Crookston officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 1, 2005

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Hester L. O’BRIEN ( -1995)

HESTER L. O’BRIEN

   Hester L. O’Brien, 81, of Connellsville, R.D. 1, died Monday, July 10, 1995, in Uniontown Hospital. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Michael Sciberras officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July 1995

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Huston O'BRIEN ( -1928)

HUSTON O’BRIEN

   Huston O’Brien, aged 66 years, died at the county home Friday morning, January 20, 1928, at 8 o’clock, after a lingering illness. He is survived by three brothers, George O’Brien of Hutchinson and Frank and Jacob O’Brien of Fairchance. Funeral services will be held this morning in the Sharp mortuary chapel in Fairchance at 10 o’clock, followed by burial in Maple Grove cemetery, Fairchance.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, January 21, 1928, page 15, column 1

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James O'BRIEN ( -1912)

   Death notice for James O'Brien appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, June 12, 1912. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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John O’BRIEN ( -1945)

JOHN O’BRIEN

   John (Patty) O’Brien, 67, of Revere, died Sunday morning at Uniontown Hospital. A former chief of police of Uniontown, he leaves three sons, 10 grandchildren, one sister and two brothers.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 2, 1945, page 2, column 4

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Joseph O'BRIEN ( -1922)

JOSEPH O’BRIEN

   Joseph O’Brien, 49 years old, former member of the Connellsville police force, and later serving as a city constable, died Saturday night at his home in South Seventh street, West Side. He had been ill since last June and had been confined to his bed for three weeks. Mr. O’Brien was born in England, a son of William and Margaret O’Brien, and had been a resident of this community for about 30 years. For 19 years he resided at Wheeler, moving from here to Connellsville. The served on the police force for a number of years and for several terms was constable in the Seventh Ward. He married Miss Elizabeth Jaynes, who, with the following children survive; Peter, of the West Side; Mary, Katherine, Dora, Margaret, Elizabeth, Ruth and Josephine O’Brien, all at home. A daughter, Dora, is recovering from scarlet fever. The funeral services, to be held tomorrow afternoon at the family home, and the interment in Hill Grove Cemetery will be private. Rev. C. F. Richmond, pastor of the Greenwood Methodist Episcopal Church, will officiate.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 30, 1922, page 2, column 4

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Joseph Patrick O'BRIEN (1925-1996)

JOSEPH P. O'BRIEN

   Joseph Patrick O'Brien, 71, of Uniontown, PA, passed away Monday, September 23, 1996, in his residence. He was born July 28, 1925, in Masontown, Pa. son of Stephen J. and Mary Ellen Connelly O'Brien. He was a retired truck driver for Central Produce, Veteran of WWII, and a member of American Legion Post 51. He is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Hixon O'Brien, children: Col. and Mrs. William M. (Mary Kay) Kuchsinger of Arlington, VA., Mrs. Ian (Sharlene) Speir of Alexandria, Va., Joseph O'Brien of Kearney, W. Va., Anito Jo Fouch of Masontown, Pa., Michael O'Brien and wife Nancy of Point Marion, Pa., Lynn Thomas, Mrs. Jeff (Tammy) and David O'Brien, all of Uniontown; five grandchildren; Kendra Kber, Kasha Laiks, Robert Zanw, Keith Edward Intorre Jer.; three great-grandchildren, Kelsey Kber, Kenneth Kober and Lindsay Laiks and his Chihuahua, Mitsi. His parents, three brothers, Thomas, Marty, Steve O'Brien and three sisters, Catherine Mallory, Abnna Mae Weir and Marge Brown, preceded him in death.


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

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Leatha Elizabeth Cole O'BRIEN ( -1994)

Information taken from the obituary published in the local newspaper.

Leatha Elizabeth Cole O'Brien

age 87, of Hialeah, FL, formerly of Nemacolin, Pa.
   Died–April 16, 1994, in Palmetto General Hospital, Hialeah, FL


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

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Margaret Jane "Peg" Ryan O'BRIEN (1929-2005)

Margaret J. O'Brien
Fayetteville, Ark.
Formerly of Everson

Margaret Jane "Peg" (Ryan) O'Brien, 76, of Fayetteville, Ark., formerly of Everson, Fayette County, passed away at 11:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, in Fayetteville City Hospital. She was born July 15, 1929, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late John Flynn and Mary Margaret Wilhelm Ryan. Peg was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was a graduate of Scottdale High School, Class of 1947, and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1952. She served in the U.S. Air Force, where she met and married William R. O'Brien, an officer in the Strategic Air Command. Later, when her family had grown up and Bill retired, Peg spent three years in Saudi Arabia before settling down in Fayetteville, Ark., in 1985. Peg will be sadly missed by her loving family; her three sons, Michael O'Brien and his wife, Lisa, of San Leandro, Calif., Patrick O'Brien and his wife, Tammie, of Fayetteville, Ark., and Timothy O'Brien and his wife, Cathryn, of Conway, Ark.; five grandchildren, Flynn, Kyle, Mackenzie, Casey and Erin O'Brien; and a sister, Mary Ellen Toth and her husband, James, of Everson. The family and friends will gather to remember and celebrate Peg's life from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, (724-887-5300/e-mail: fergfh@verizon.net), where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Graveside committal service and inurnment will follow in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Scottdale Free Public Library, in memory of Peg Ryan O'Brien. Love Lasts Forever!


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Sunday, August 7, 2005

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Mary O'BRIEN ( -1901)

   Death notice for Mary O'Brien appeared in the local Uniontown, PA newspaper on July 15, 1901. Complete text is not currently available.


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Mary O'BRIEN ( -1916)

MRS. MARY O’BRIEN

   Mrs. Mary O’Brien died Saturday night at her home at Lemont following a stroke of paralysis suffered on last Thursday. Funeral tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock from St. John’s Roman Catholic Church in Uniontown, of which she was a member. Deceased was also a member of Division No. 1, Ancient Order of Hibernians of Uniontown. The following children survive; Mrs. James Taylor of Connellsville; Margaret, Elizabeth, Harry, James, Lena, Gertrude and Lee O’Brien,


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, May 29, 1916, page 2, column 5

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Dr. Mary Catherine O'BRIEN (1921-2008)

   Dr. Mary Catherine O'Brien, age 87, of Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., departed from this life on her favorite holiday, Christmas, December 25, 2008, from her lifelong home surrounded by family and friends. She was born on July 1, 1921, the daughter of the late Emma Shoaf O'Brien and John B. O'Brien. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, John S. O'Brien and Philip P. O'Brien, her sister, Ann Louise O'Brien Donovan, and her nephew, Paul O'Brien.

   Mary Catherine is survived by her sister, Irene O'Brien, with whom she made her home, her sister-in-law, Margaret O'Brien, of Macedonia, Ohio, and the following nieces and nephews: Michael Donovan, Mary Ann O'Brien, Philip S. O'Brien, John T. O'Brien, Colleen O'Brien, John O'Brien, and Claudia Benson. She is also survived by her dear friend, Joanne L. Hodder, of San Clemente, Cal., and numerous cousins.

   Dr. O'Brien was a consummate educator and devoted her life to the success of her students. She received her B.S. Degree from Duquesne University, her M.S. Degree from West Virginia University, in Education, and her PhD. from Walden University. Mary Catherine began her teaching career at California High School, in the Business Department, and later taught at Mapletown, Greene County, Pa., and Point Marion, Fayette County, Pa., High Schools. As a pioneer in the field of Guidance and Testing, she designed and inaugurated the Guidance program at Albert Gallatin School District, in Fayette County, Pa., and authored and administered the first statewide achievement test in the state of West Virginia. From Albert Gallatin, Dr. O'Brien moved to teach at Waynesburg College, in Waynesburg, Greene County, Pa., and at California University of Pennsylvania, in California, Washington County, Pa., where she was an integral member of the Psychology Department for 26 years. After retirement from California University, Dr. O'Brien continued her commitment to education by serving on the board of Albert Gallatin Human Services, where she was instrumental in the establishment of their Montessori Program. She was also dedicated to her community and served on the boards of several other charitable and parochial organizations. As a believer in the impact of education on one's life, Dr. O' Brien established and funded two memorial academic scholarships at Duquesne University, where she was named a Distinguished Alumnus. Her legacy can be seen in the lives of the students and individuals who have been enriched by her devoted and unselfish generosity.

   Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 515 North Main Street, Masontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Tuesday, December 30, 2008, until 10:30 a.m., when the Prayers of Transfer will be said. A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will follow in All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Masontown, Pa., at 11 a.m., with Rev. Father John M. Butler, as main Celebrant. Interment will be held in Saint Agnes Cemetery, Leckrone, Fayette County, Pa. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the All Saints Church Endowment Fund. Parish Vigil Service will be held in the Funeral Home today at 3 p.m. Your personal written tributes and memories are welcomed and encouraged at www.hakyfuneralhomes.com.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, December 28, 2008

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Mary Elden O'BRIEN ( -1913)

   Death notice for Mary Elden O'Brien appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, November 4, 1913. Complete text is not currently available.


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Mary Louise McIntyre O'BRIEN (1918-2008)

   Mary Louise McIntyre O'Brien, age 89, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away on Friday, February 1, 2008, at home with her loving children and beloved grandson, Britt, at her side. She was born in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., on September 15, 1918, the daughter of Patrick McIntyre and Margaret Grace McIntyre. Mrs. O'Brien was a member of Saint John The Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, in Uniontown, and The Confraternity of Christian Mothers. She also served in the United States Navy during World War II.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 53 years, James O'Brien, her daughter, Jane O'Brien Neely, brothers, Raymond McIntyre and William McIntyre, and sisters, Catherine Gessner and Margaret Sechler. Mary Louise was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Her memory will be lovingly cherished and she will be greatly missed by her children: James O'Brien, Jr., and wife, Roberta, of Weirton, West Virginia, Mary Ellen O'Brien, of Uniontown, with whom she made her home and was so wonderfully cared for, Bernard O'Brien and wife, Patricia, of Bethel Park, Allegheny County, Pa., Gerald O'Brien and wife, Rose Mary, of Uniontown, Pa., Louise Mechling and husband, Russell, of Uniontown, Pa., son-in-law, Mark Neely, of Glenshaw, Pa., Robert O'Brien and wife, Helene, of Hagerstown, Maryland, Joseph O'Brien and wife, Luanne, of Export, Pa., William O'Brien and wife, Kim, of Saginaw, Michigan, and Shane O'Brien and wife, Sally, of Uniontown, Pa.; her grandchildren: Eric and Jennifer O'Brien, Molly Ann and David Luke, Daniel, Megan, and Michael O'Brien, Kate and Michael Poprick, Patrick and Kim Redd- O'Brien, Heather and Michael Perrow, Aaron and Tiffany O'Brien, Amanda O'Brien and fiance, Joshua Rosenbaum, Beth Erin, Emily, Laura and Britt Mechling, Matthew and David Neely, Isaac O'Brien, Sarah and Scott Keasey, David, Albie, Jonathan and Jessica Durst, Megan and Ashley O'Brien, and Rachael Scalese; her great-grand-children: Dulaney and Aiden O'Brien, Kensington Luke, Max and Jane Perrow, Kylee, Evan and Olivia O'Brien, Scarlett Keasey and Julia Durst. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Ann McIntyre; many nieces and nephews; and her faithful companion, Buttons.

   The family expresses their deepest gratitude to Albert Gallatin Hospice, especially Darla Dowling, R.N., Patty Hays, Betty Wallace, Sister Dorothy and Dr. Judith Taylor, for the kind and compassionate care given to their mother and grand-mother during her final days. The family will receive friends in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., today (Sunday, February 3, 2008) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, February 4, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, February 5, 2008, until 9 a.m., when Prayers of Transfer will be said. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 9:30 a.m. in Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Jefferson Street, Uniontown, with the Rev. Father Michael J. Crookston, as the Celebrant. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown. In addition to flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Saint John Angel Fund and the Albert Gallatin Hospice.


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

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Mrs. O’BRIEN ( -1925)

MOTHER IS DEAD

   Mrs. J. D. Bennett received a telegram yesterday announcing the death of her mother, Mrs. O’Brien, at her home in Lewisburg. Mrs. O’Brien who was well past 80 years of age, had been ill for some time but her death came suddenly and unexpectedly. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett and daughters, Miss Jean and Mrs. Fred Lloyd, and Mr. Lloyd, leave early this morning for Lewisburg to attend the funeral.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 8, 1925, page 12, column 1

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Pauline Virginia Dawson O’BRIEN ( -1931)

MRS. O’BRIEN DIES

  PITTSBURGH, Jan. 26.—(AP)— Mrs. Pauline Virginia O’Brien, 36, who was born in Uniontown, died here early today. She was the wife of E. P. O’Brien, a member of the editorial staff of the Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph. She is survived, in addition to her husband, by five children and her father, Taylor Dawson, now of the state of California, but recently of Uniontown. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at noon. Burial will be private.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 27, 1931, page 9, column 3

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Ralph O’BRIEN ( -1917)

MURDER TRIAL MOVES SLOWLY
Indications Are That Jury May Not Go
Out Until Some Time Tomorrow

Special to the Courier.

  UNIONTOWN, March 16.— The trial of Bertha O’Brien and Blanche O’Brien of Fairchance for the alleged murder of Ralph O’Brien, four weeks old, which was scheduled to begin yesterday probably will go over until next week. This will necessitate the return of the veniremen who have had a strenuous week of petit jury service here during the last five days.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, March 16, 1917, page 1, column 3


WITNESS SAYS GIRLS CONFESSED
O’Brien Sisters, Sobbing, Hear
Testimony Against Them in Murder case.

Special to the Courier.

  UNIONTOWN, March 20.— The large court room crowded this forenoon with women, among whom were several prominent social workers when the commonwealth resumed its case before Judge J. Q. Van Swearingen in criminal court against Bertha and Blanche O’Brien, sisters, of Fairchance, on trial for the alleged murder of Ralph O’Brien, four weeks old, said to have been the illegitimate child of Bertha O’Brien. The girls sat with their attorney, George Patterson, at the defendants’ counsel table with their hands over their eyes sobbing as the state’s witnesses testified regarding a confession the girls are said to have made in the county jail. Harry McIntyre, turnkey at the county jail, was the first witness called by District Attorney S. John Morrow today. He testified that the sisters confessed to having given Bertha’s child paregoric out on the National Pike from Uniontown on last January 12, that they placed the living child in a suitcase and carried it to Fairchance, where they kept the body in their home for several days, after which they threw it into Georges creek. Upon cross-examination, Mr. McIntyre testified that the girls told their story upon being questioned by County Detective John J. Smith. He said that the detective never insisted upon them answering the questions, but declared that Blanche talked readily and insisted upon her sister answering the detective’s questions when she hesitated. Sergeant Homer A. Chambers and Private Kelly of the state police, Coroner S. H. Baum, the county detective and himself were present during the examination of the girls, Mr. McIntyre said. He said that the body of the dead child was placed upon a bed, and after the sisters had identified it as being the child of Bertha, they were cautioned by the county detective that what they said might be used against them. Mrs. Zach Storer, who keeps a small store at Mifflin avenue and Coolspring street, testified that she sold Bertha a bottle of paregoric. She could not give the date, but said that it was after Christmas, “P.J.” Wright testified to having found an empty paregoric bottle in the road on Grays hill, opposite the Rankin residence, corresponding to a bottle produced in court by Mrs. Storer as the kind she sold. D. Guy Johnston, of J. Harry Johnston & Son, funeral directors, testified that the body of the infant was at the Johnston Morgue in Uniontown for several days after which it was sent to Prof. Ashman in Pittsburgh. The body, he testified, was shipped back later. Dr. F. T. Ashman, professor of chemistry at the University of Pittsburg, and state chemist, testified this morning that he had analyzed the organs of the body of the dead child, and had found one-sixth grain or morphine therein. One-sixth of a grain, he said, is sufficient to case the death of an infant one month old, the age of the O’Brien child. Dr. E. R. Rasely and Dr. James E. VanGlider testified to the same effect.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, March 20, 1917, page 1, column 3


ACCUSED MOTHER DENIES MURDERING HER LITTLE SON

Bertha O’Brien Testifies That
Infant May Have Died
as Result of Fall.

DEFENSE CLOSES ITS CASE

After All Testimony Is Taken,
Court Declares a Recess Until
1:30; Jury May Get Case Late This Afternoon;
Girl’s Pathetic Story.

  UNIONTOWN, March 21.— Bertha O’Brien, 20 years old, of Fairchance, on trial with her sister, Blanche O’Brien, 24 years old, in criminal court for the alleged murder of her four- weeks-old son, told her story on the witness stand before Judge J. Q. Van Swearingen today. A new element was brought into the case by the girl’s testimony – that the infant may have been killed by a fall sustained by the mother when she slipped on the ice in East Main street, striking the back of her head. The child was in her arms at the time she fell on the night of last January 12, she testified. She said that she did not know at the time whether the child had been injured in the fall, but said that half an hour afterwards she told her sister she believed the baby to be dying. The defense closed its case at 11 o’clock and the court immediately declared a recess until 1:30. It is expected that the jury will retire late this afternoon. For the first time since the little corpse was found in Georges creek, near Fairchance, by two youthful skaters was the name of the father of the illegitimate child revealed. Bertha O’Brien testified that Roddy Swearer, of Washington, Pa., was the father of the infant. She said that the last time she had seen him was in last May, and that she last heard from him as being in West Virginia. The baby was born last December 10 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Hines in Baker avenue, Uniontown. The girl testified she loved her child and desired to raise the boy, treating the infant the best she knew how. She testified that from the time that the child was born until he died, “he didn’t seem to grow any.” The young mother told the jury that two or three days before the child died, she bought a bottle of paregoric, giving the medicine to it once a day in water with sugar. She said that she had seen her mother give paregoric to babies, and she never knew that it could cause death. “Bertha, did you kill this baby?” Attorney George Patterson, the Counsel for the sisters, asked her. “I did not,” she replied. “Did you like this baby?” “I did.” The accused girl told of having gone to the home of Mrs. P. A. Johns in an attempt to have the child taken in charge by the Children’s Aid society. She said that Mrs. Johns told her that the child couldn’t be taken at the time. She said that on another occasion she went to Mrs. Johns’ home and Mrs. Johns was away.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, March 21, 1917, page 1, column 4

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William O’BRIEN ( -1895)

   Death notice for William O’Brien, of Wheeler, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, October 15, 1895. Complete text is not currently available.


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William Joseph O’BRIEN ( -1929)

WILLIAM J. O’BRIEN

   William Joseph O’Brien, aged 24 years, died at his home in Masontown Wednesday morning, February 20, 1929, at 6:45 o’clock. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Marie B. O’Brien; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael O’Brien, Sr., of Masontown; a brother, Michael Jr., and eight sisters, Mrs. D. a. Jobes of Elco, Mrs. Helen Lacksa and Mrs. Edward Roddy, both of Masontown; Mrs. M. F. Scully of Uniontown, Mrs. Thomas O’Hara of Everettsville, W. Va., Mrs. Harold Beal of Ronco and Marie and Gertrude O’Brien, both at home. Funeral services will be held in All Saints R. C. church, Masontown, with high mass of requiem at 9 o’clock Saturday morning. Burial will be in St. Agnes cemetery, Masontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 21, 1929, page 13, column 2

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Annie Louisa O’BRYON ( -1903)

BURNED TO DEATH

Little New Haven Girl’s Fatal Play
With Fire

   Death came in cruel burning flames to the little four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles O’Bryon of First street, New Haven, Friday evening. Annie Louisa was the name of the little victim and she was playing around a fire in a neighbor’s yard when her clothes caught either from the fire of from the torch with which the children had lighted it. The little girl was some distance from her home when she caught afire and she ran screaming through the yards calling for help. By the time her mother reached her she was prostrate on the ground and badly burned over the body. Dr. R. S. McKee was called but could do nothing save to lessen the suffering of the little victim. The accident happened at 4 o’clock in the afternoon and at 9 in the evening she died. The funeral will be held from the home of the parents Sunday, March 22, at 2 o’clock P. M. Dr. T. S. Cartwright will have charge of the services. The remains will be interred in Chestnut Hill cemetery.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, March 27, 1903, page 5, column 2

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Charles O’BRYON ( -1910)

Obituary is typed as published. Surname is spelled differently.

Wheeler Boy Drowned in the Yough
Losing Balance Catching Driftwood

   The Youghiogheny river yesterday morning claimed another victim and the already long list of casualties resulting from high water in the dare devil stream now bears the name of Charles O’Brien, a 14 year old boy. O’Brien lost his balance while angling for driftwood from a abutment of the old B. & O. bridge at Greene Junction. Before the eyes of scores of companions and flood spectators he tumbled into the raging torrent and passed from view. Braving the flood and fighting death in a watery form, one or two of the best swimmers of the party plunged into the stream and dove deep into the eddy which seemed to catch the debris at the pier. The men remained in the river until cramps threatened their own lives, finally abandoning the search for the time being.

   Young O’Brien and other lads had broomsticks with hooks in them. They were anchoring driftwood that swirled into the eddy. It was about 11:30 that the tragedy occurred. The lad hooked a log and was overbalanced. His improvised pike was tied to him by a rope in order that it might not be carried away or dropped. When he fastened it into the log it caught. The lad was pulled over the abutment into the river before he could save himself. One of the divers caught a broom stick and thought he had the lad, but it proved to have been a stick one of the other boys had tossed away. The tragedy took away any desire for further drift catching.

   The boy was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles O’Brien of Wheeler. His sad death now leaves but two from a family of 10 children. He was the eighth one to die. Only a few weeks ago an infant child, the youngest born, succumbed. Mr. O’Brien is employed as a fireman at the West Penn power house. Both parents are prostrated over the latest calamity they have sustained.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, June 20, 1910, page 1, column 2


IN DREAM NEIGHBOR LOCATED THE
BODY OF LITTLE CHARLES O’BRYON

She Tells Thomas Yarnell, Who Finds Corpse of Lad
Drowned in the River Sunday

DRIFTED ABOUT 100 YARDS

Below Point Where the Boy Fell into
Raging Stream—Broomstick Was
Still Tied to One Wrist—Body Well
Preserved

   The dream of a neighbor at Wheeler resulted in finding the body of little Charles H. O’Bryon, who was drowned in the raging Youghiogheny river Sunday morning. The lad’s body was found in almost the exact spot described by Mrs. John Watson, and, as she predicted, on arm was extended above the water. The body was recovered about 6:30 last evening by Thomas Yarnell, who lives near the O’Bryon home, at Wheeler. Mrs. Watson told her dream to Yarnell and described the place minutely where she said the body would be found. Yarnell had been searching for the body all day but did not learn of Mrs. Watson’s dream until in the forenoon.

   Yarnell made the search of the river bank along the Hord Bottom. At a point almost opposite the Baltimore & Ohio shops he detected a small arm extended a few inches above the surface. So little of it was exposed, that Yarnell had passed and repassed the spot a number of times without detecting the presence of the corpse. After spying the little victim’s arm, Yarnell waded into the water and brought the body to the surface. The broomstick was still attached to one wrist by a rope. It was with this stick that Charles was angling for driftwood, when he lost his balance and fell into the stream from an abutment of the old B. & O. bridge. The body was discovered about 100 yards below the point the boy plunged into the stream. The body was taken to the undertaking establishment of Joseph L. Srader, prepared for burial and removed to the O’Bryon home at Wheeler this morning. It was in unusually good shape after being in the water for two days.

   The funeral will be held this afternoon at 1 o’clock from the home at Wheeler. Interment will be made in Chestnut Hill Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, June 22, 1910, page 1, column 1

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Elizabeth O’BRYON ( -1919)

MRS. ELIZABETH O’BRYON

   Mrs. Elizabeth O’Bryon, 87 years old, a resident of Uniontown for more than 60 years, died Sunday night at her home following a brief illness. The deceased was born in Stewart township, October 17, 1832, a daughter of John and Mary Linderman Beck. In 1857 she was married to B. Frank O’Bryon and for a time, lived in Connellsville. Later the family moved to Uniontown. In addition to her son, Charles J. O’Bryon, she is survived by two half-sisters, Mrs. Edward Shipley of Ohiopyle; Mrs. William Handlin of Mount Braddock; four grandchildren, including Miss Mary Kate O’Bryon, advertising writer for the Wright-Metzler company in Connellsville and Uniontown, and one great grandchild. Funeral from the house tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock from the O’Bryon residence, followed by interment in Oak Grove cemetery.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, December 4, 1919, page 6, column 2


MRS. ELIZABETH O’BRYON

   Rev. J. M. Thoburn officiated at the funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth O’Bryon held yesterday afternoon from the O’Bryon home in Uniontown. The pallbearers were W. L. Wood, Robert Hook, Frank Messmore, John G. Barbour, O. M. Boughner and C. J. LaClair. The interment was made in Oak Grove cemetery, Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, December 3, 1919, page 2, column 6

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bullet Eltha O'BRYON died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Following a six months illness, Eltha O'Bryon, wife of Frank O'Bryon, of Meyersdale, but formerly of West Side, Connellsville.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Myersdale.
(newspaper dated May 22, 1935)


Infant Daughter O’BRYON ( -1900)

   Death notice for 2 year old daughter of B. F. and L. E. O’Bryon, of Connellsville, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 26 & 27, 1900. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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Lilah O’BRYON ( -1896)

   Death notice for Lilah O’Bryon, of Uniontown, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 11, 1896. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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Lorna O’BRYON ( -1912)

LITTLE GIRL FRIGHTFULLY
BURNED; DIES FROM HURTS

Clothing Ignites From
Open Gas Stove and Fatal
Injuries Are the Result.

  UNIONTOWN, Dec. 18.— Lorna O’Bryon, the 11-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles O’Bryon, of Fayette street, was fatally burned when her clothign [clothing] ignited from a gas fire in her home this morning. Her dresses were consumed and her face and body terribly seared by the flames. She died later. The little girl was standing before a gas stove when her skirt caught. She ran screaming through the house struggled to escape from those who tried to smother out the blaze. Three physicians were called to attend her.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, December 19, 1912, page 4, column 5

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Maud O’BRYON ( -1900)

   Death notice for Maud O’Bryon, of Connellsville, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 27, 1900. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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Patrick O'BRYON ( -1913)

FORMER RESIDENT KILLED

Patrick O’Bryon Meets Death in Mines
Near Crabtree

   Patrick O’Bryon, a former resident of Connellsville and brother of Constable Joseph O’Bryon, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon while at work in a mine in which he was employed at Harris station, near Crabtree. The news of Mr. O’Bryon’s death comes as a shock to his many friends, who remember him when he lived here a few years ago. Patrick O’Bryon was about 42 years of age. Besides his wife, he leaves a number of small children. Constable O’Bryon is at his brother’s home, where he will remain until after the funeral.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Evening, August 7, 1913, page 1, column 5

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Mike OBSAVICKY ( -1915)

   Death notice for Mike Obsavicky, of Grays Landing, who was killed by Michael Patruny, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, June 14, 1915. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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Mike OBUSH ( -1900)

   Death notice for Mike Obush, of Leisenring No. 3, who was killed in a mine accident,, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, December 12, 1900. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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Dorothy Smulsky OCHOCIENSKY (1919-1996)

Dorothy Ochociensky

   Dorothy Smulsky Ochociensky, 76, of Carmichaels, formerly of Rowes Run and Ronco, died Sunday in Jones Rest Home, Carmichaels. She is survived by her husband whom she married June 29, 1941, Adam Ochociensky; three daughters, Judith Burvan of Rensselaer, Ind.; Mrs. Allan (Sandra) Parrish of Mentor, Ohio, and Mrs. Thomas (Barbara) Paci of Clarkston, Mich.; five grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Arrangements will be announced by the Paul and Mrs. Richard (Helen) Auman of Latrobe, one grandson, and two step-grandsons. Friends will be received at the Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home Inc., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and … balance of obit is missing

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– October 12, 1919
   Died—– March 3, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March 1996

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Walter OCHSENHIRT ( -1925)

WALTER OCHSENHIRT

   Walter Ochsenhirt, aged 33 years, died at his home in Glenshaw, following an extended illness of tuberculosis. He leaves a wife and six year old son besides his mother and sisters. Mr. Ochsenhirt has a number of relatives and friends in this city. He was formerly advertising manager for Summers, Sitler and Todd, of Pittsburgh. The funeral will be held in Glenshaw at three o’clock this afternoon, Tuesday, September 22nd.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, September 22, 1925, page 5, column 2

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Joseph OCKLAN ( -1903)

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

DEATH CAME FROM OLD HILL FARM
AND GARNERED A GHASTLY HARVEST

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

GAS IN THE WORKINGS SET OFF BY OLD FIRE

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

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

THE DEAD


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

THE MISSING


Michael Bene, a Slav

THE INJURED


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

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

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

Morgue and Hospital

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

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

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

Identifying the Dead

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

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

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

Remainder of article is unreadable.


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

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Mrs. Peter OCOBER ( -1921)

Two Die From Burns

   Burns resulted in the death of two patients at the Brownsville General hospital last night. They were Mrs. Peter Ocober, 36 years old, of Tower Hill and George Orros, three and one-half years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Orros, of near Brownsville. Mrs. Ocober was burned when she upset a lamp at their home about two weeks ago, and the Orros child was scalded when he fell into a pail of hot water.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, October 19, 1921, page 1, column 2

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John P. O’CONNELL ( -1924)

John P. O’Connell, aged 39 years, of 20 Summitt avenue, this city, died in St. Francis hospital, Pittsburgh, Wednesday morning, March 5, 1924, following a short illness of pleural pneumonia. Deceased was taken ill last Thursday night and was removed to Pittsburgh Friday evening. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Ruth O’Connell, one daughter, Elizabeth, his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth O’Connell, four sisters, Mrs. W. B. Woods, of this city, Mrs. V. E. Thebus, of New York, Mrs. Nicholas Pozek, of East Liberty, Pittsburgh, and Miss Stella O’Connell of this city, and three brothers, George L. of Indiana, pa., and William J. and Edward Miller O’Connell, both of Uniontown. Deceased was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the local order of Elks.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 6, 1924, page 5, columns 1

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Nora O’CONNELL ( -1921)

MRS. NORA O’CONNELL

   Mrs. Nora O’Connell, 75 years old, widow of John O’Connell, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. B. Livingston in Uniontown, following an illness of Bright’s disease. She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic church at Dunbar for a number of years and was well and favorably known in that community. Her husband died about 10 years ago at Mount Braddock. Mrs. O’Connell was born in County Cary, Ireland, coming to this country when about 16 years of age, and had been a resident of this section since that time. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. D. B. Livingston of Uniontown and Mrs. William Abbott of Orient. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at St. John’s Catholic church of Uniontown, followed by interment in St. Aloysius cemetery at Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 18, 1921, page 2, column 4

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Thomas Lee O’CONNELL ( -1900)

   Death notice for Thomas Lee O’Connell, of North Union Twp., appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, August 6, 1900. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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P. J. O’CONNOR ( -1926)

P. J. O’CONNOR

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

P. J. O’Connor, aged 49, of Scottdale, died Sunday morning, August 22, 1926, at 6:30, following an operation at the Mt. Pleasant Memorial Hospital. The operation was performed four days before death. Mr. O’Connor, who was a pensioner of the U. S. Steel Corporation, also lived many years in Scottdale. He had been retired four years ago. Mr. O’Connor was a former Councilman at Scottdale. His widow, Mrs. Elizabeth O’Connor, four daughters, Mrs. Leo Nears and Misses Marie, Nell and Kathleen O’Connor and three sisters, Marie O’Connor and Mrs. John Ward of Hazelwood and Mrs. Peter Horne of Scottdale, survive. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning in the St. John’s R. C. church at Scottdale. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, August 24, 1926, page 5, column 3

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Rebecca Jane O’CONNOR ( -1932)

REBECCA JANE O’CONNOR

Following an illness of complication, Mrs. Rebecca Jane O’Connor, 68, died at 7:18 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 1932, in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Russell Klink, of Hopwood. Besides Mrs. Klink, she is survived by two sons and two additional daughters. They are: Wade H. and William D. Mahoney, both of South Union township; Mrs. John Gallagher, of South Union township and Mrs. L. M. Haney, of Beaver; 19 grandchildren; one great grandchild; two brothers, Joseph Yauker, of Collier, and Ralph Yauger, of Revere, and one sister, Mrs. William Campbell, of Revere. Funeral services will be conducted in the Klink residence Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial in Sandy Hill cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 13, 1932, page 12, column 1

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Corporal William Henry O’CONNORPhoto  ( -1918)

WILLIAM O’CONNOR, WEST SIDE YOUTH, KILLED IN ACTION
Belated News Received This Morning By His Father and Mother
MET HIS FATE ON JULY 21
Was Service as Corproal in the Marine Service; Graduated From Connellsville High School With Class of 1915 and Was Popular Here.

Another Connellsville boy gave up his life in the great world war on July 21, when Corporal William Henry O’Connor, 20 years old, was killed in action somewhere in France, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard O’Connor of First street, West Side, being officially notified Friday morning by the War Department of their son’s death. Corporal O’Connor was born in Dunbar township, a son of Bernard and Rose O’Connor, but had spent virtually all his life in the West Side, his parents moving here when he was a little over two years old. He attended the public schools, graduating with the class of 1914. He later entered the New York university, New York City, to study law, but had not been there quite a year when he offered his service to this country, enlisting in the Marines, 18th Company, Fifth Regiment, a year ago May 12 last, leaving for France a few months later. In a letter his parents received on July 11, Corporal O’Connor stated that he was in fine health and expected to come home again. The young soldier was a member of the Immaculate Conception church and was one of the most promising young men of Connellsville. He was liked and admired by all who knew him. In addition to his parents he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. J. Wilbur Madigan, Clarksburg, W. Va.; Miss Anna O’Connor and Miss Kathryn O’Connor, both at home, the latter a teacher in the public schools; Miss Laura O’Connor, employed in New York City; Bernard O’Connor, with the Medical Supply company in France, and Charles O’Connor, Connellsville.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, October 3, 1918, page 4, column 5


Corporal O’Connor’s Body on Way Home;
Killed in Battle

The body of Corporal William Henry O’Connor, one of Connellsville’s best known young men, who gave up his life in the World War, is expected to arrive in New York from France within the next few days according to work received by the dead soldier’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard O’Connor of North First street, West Side. Corporal O’Connor was killed in action but details of the manner in which he met his death were never received by his parents. He was born in Dunbar township, the youngest child of Bernard and Rose O’Connor. He resided in Connellsville virtually all his life, his parents moving to the West Side when he was but two years old. He was graduated from the Connellsville high school and late entered the University of New York as a law student, leaving the university to enter the service. He was a corporal in the 18th Company, Fifth Marines. Corporal O’Connor was a member of the Immaculate Conception church of Connellsville and was very popular among his wide circle of friends in and about Connellsville. In addition to his parents he is survived by one brother, Charles O’Connor at home, and the following sisters: Florence, wife of J. Wilbur Madigan, Carrolltown, Pa.; Laura, wife of J. R. Barron of Pittsburg, and Anna and Kathryn O’Connor, the latter a teacher in the local schools, both at home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Evening, May 6, 1921, page 1, column 1


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

The body of Corporal William Henry O’Connor, who was killed in action in France, arrived in Connellsville yesterday morning and was removed to the chapel of the J. L. Stader company. On account of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard O’Connor of the West Side, being in poor health, the former a patient in the Mercy hospital, Pittsburg, a military funeral for Corporal O’Connor will not be held. The body will be taken from the Stader chapel tomorrow morning to the Immaculate Conception church of which Corporal O’Connor was a member, where requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9 o’clock by Rev. John T. Burns. The interment in St. Joseph’s cemetery will be private. Corporal O’Connor was attached to the 18th Company, Fifth Marines.

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

Article continues concerning the other soldiers.


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

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Dominic O'DONNELL (1824-1904)

GRIM REAPER’S WORK
Dominic O’Donnell Old Citizen of Lower Tyrone Township Dead.
Other deaths mentioned in headline

Dawson, April 7.—Dominic O’Donnell died at his home in Lower Tyrone township at noon on Wednesday, April 6, of cancer, with which he has been afflicted for the past 12 years. He was aged 80 years. Mr. O’Donnell was born in Donegal county, Ireland, in 1824 and came to this country in 1848, and located in Lower Tyrone in 1851, working on the B. & O. railroad from then until about 10 years ago. Since then he has been unable to work at hard labor, although he worked his little farm. In 1859 he married Ellen Haggarty, and to this union 13 children were born, nine sons and four daughters. One girl and three boys are dead. Deceased is survived by his wife and six sons, Andrew, Charles, Stephen, Daniel, James, Morris, and three daughters, Mrs. Anthony Bonner, Misses Ella and Elizabeth O’Donnell. Mr. O’Donnell was one of our highly respected citizens and had lived 10 years over his three score years and ten. He has gone to his reward. The funeral will be held from the Sacred Heart Church, Friday morning at 9 o’clock. Interment in the Catholic Cemetery at Dickerson Run. R. W. Bowden is the officiating undertaker.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Evening, April 7, 1904, page 5, column 1

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bullet Miss Elizabeth O’DONNELL died in 1940. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

O’DONNELL, ELIZABETH ANN
MISS ELIZABETH ANN O’DONNELL, 65 years old, a member of one of the most prominent families in the Tri-Town Community, died at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at her home at Dawson after a lingering illness.  She had apparently been on the road to recovery from her ailment when she took a turn for the worse.
MISS O’DONNELL, a daughter of the late D. J. and ELLLEN O’DONNELL, was born May 13, 1874, near Dawson in Lower Tyrone township, and had spent practically all of her life in that community. 
Surviving are four brothers, ANDREW, JAMES and MAURICE, at home, and CHARLES of Cleveland, Ohio, and one sister, MISS ELLEN O’DONNELL, at home.
The funeral service will be held Wednesday morning with the cortege meeting at the home at 8:15 o’clock.  Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9 o’clock at Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Henry M. Connelly, pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in the church cemetery at Dickerson Run. 
Courier  Monday  April 22, 1940


Alexander L. ODBERT ( -1931)

ALEXANDER L. ODBERT

Word has been received here of the death in a western hospital last Thursday of Alexander L. Odbert, aged 63 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Daisey B. Odbert and a daughter, Miss Dorothy B. Odbert of Uniontown. Funeral services were held in Chicago.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, November 2, 1931, page 12

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bullet Robert L. OESTRICH died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Robert Lewis, four-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Oestrich, died at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning, January 5, 1938, at the home in House 56, Thompson No. 1, of an illness of pneumonia.  In addition to the parents, he is survived by one sister, Dorothy, and two brothers, Ralph and Carl, Jr.
Funeral rites will be conducted in the family home at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, in charge of the Rev. Herman Hunton Will.  Burial will be in Acklin cemetery.
(Standard - Jan. 6, 1938)


Neely OGDEN ( -1853)

Suicide

  MR. NEELY OGDEN— an aged citizen of this place, committed suicide, by hanging himself, on Thursday morning last. About two o’clock in the morning he got out of bed and left the house, saying that he would soon be back. But not returning, search was made for him, and he was found suspended by the neck from the limb of the cherry tree, in the rear of the house. He had been slightly deranged for some days previous to his death, which accounts for the rashness of the melancholy deed. Waynesburg Messenger.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 30, 1853, Vol. 2, No. 12, page 2, column 4

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Theodore OGDEN ( -1996)

Theodore Ogden

   Theodore Ogden, 85, of Carmichaels R.D., died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1996, in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg. He was the last member of his immediate family. Private arrangements are under the direction of the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, Carmichaels, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February 1996

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Sara Frances OGLE ( -1922)

SARA FRANCES OGLE

Sara Frances Ogle, four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ogle, died Thursday, May 18, 1922, at 12 o’clock, at the home of Mrs. Messmore, 111 W. Fayette Street, of pneumonia. The funeral services will be held from the Messmore home Sunday, at 2 o’clock, with interment in the Hopwood cemetery. The Rev. C. L. Page will be in charge.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 19, 1922, page 3, column 5

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Elizabeth OGLETHORPE ( -1930)

FORMER LEISENRING WOMAN DROPS DEAD

Mrs. Elizabeth Oglethorpe, 75 years old, dropped dead Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Matthew Thornton, in Pittsburg, while she was opening a can of corn. Mrs. Oglethorpe, the widow of Addison Oglethorpe, came to the United States from England and spent many years of her life at Leisenring No. 1. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Clara Thornton of Pittsburg, Mrs. Mary Barras of Bessemer, Mrs. Margaret Vernon of Ralph and Joseph Oglethorpe of Monarch. The body was removed to the home on Mrs. Barras at Bessemer, near Masontown, where a short funeral service was conducted at 1 o’clock this afternoon. A full service was held at 2 o’clock at the Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church in Uniontown of which she was a member. Interment was made in Hill Grove Cemetery in Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, October 13, 1930, page 1, column 5

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William OGLETHORPE ( -1915)

WILLIAM OGLETHORPE

The funeral of William Oglethorpe will take place tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the home of his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Oglethorpe, instead of the home of his father-in-law, Robert Pinkney as announced yesterday.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, December 3, 1915, page 6, column 6

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Charles R. OGLEVEE (1869-1941)

CHARLES R. OGLEVEE

   Charles R. Oglevee, 72, died suddenly at his home East Gibson avenue, South Connellsville, Sunday afternoon, at 2:45 o’clock of a heart attack. He was born in Uniontown, May 10, 1869, a son of the late Attorney J. M. and Mary H. Rodeheaver Oglevee. He married Miss Margaret L. Ringer of Confluence, June 20, 1901. He lived at Everson but removed later to Connellsville where he had resided for 40 years. He retired in 1934 after serving 22 years as machinist for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. He was a charter member of the Baltimore and Ohio Veteran’s Association, a member of the Trinity Lutheran church of Connellsville and of the Machinist’s union. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Margaret l. Ringer Oglevee at home; three daughters, Gladys Oglevee at home; Mrs. Mary Maxwell of Philadelphia and Mrs. Catherine Soliday of South Connellsville; two grandsons and a sister, Mrs. Mary Heyser of Uniontown. Funeral services will be held at the family home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Dr. W. H. Hetrick, pastor of the Trinity church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Hill Grove cemetery, Connellsville.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, October 20, 1941, page 5, column 2

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Eliza OGLEVEE ( -1898)

VANDERBILT
News Notes of Interest From a Live Dunbar Township Town

Mrs. Eliza Oglevee died at her home early Sunday morning after being ill only one day with heart failure. She was in her 85th year of age and the widow of Farrington Oglevee, who departed this life December 18th, 1889. She was the mother of ten children of whom four are dead, and six living as follows: Joseph of Uniontown, Jacob and Albert of Pittsburg, John of Philadelphia, F. E., merchant of Vanderbilt, and Isaac, who occupies the home place. These six sons were all present at the funeral which took place a the home Tuesday at 10 AM, conducted by the Rev. James Hamilton, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at this place, of which church the deceased was a consistent and faithful member for the last forty-five years. She was laid to rest in the Dickerson Run Union Cemetery, in the presence of a very large and respectable concourse of people.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, May 6, 1898, page 10, column 2

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Elizabeth M. OGLEVEE ( -1924)

MRS. ELIZABETH M. OGLEVEE

   Mrs. Elizabeth Myers Oglevee, 76 years old, died at her home in East Washington avenue Tuesday at 5:30 o’clock. She had been in poor health for three weeks. Complications of diseases was the cause of death. She was well known in the community, having resided here for about 20 years. Previous to that time she had lived in Wilkinsburg for a brief period and at Vanderbilt. Mrs. Oglevee was born in Westmoreland county, the daughter of Michael and Nancy Myers. She married Jesse A. Oglevee, who died in 1898. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of this city. Surviving daughters are Mrs. E. J. Smutz of East Cedar avenue; Misses Luella, Frances and Elizabeth, all at home; one son, I. Newton Oglevee of Moores, Pa., a suburb of Philadelphia; two brothers, A. F. Myers of Mulberry street, Scottdale, and Mahlon Myers of Culbertson street, Greensburg; one sister, Mrs. Emma Hixon of North Scottdale, and four grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth and Frances Roberta Smutz and Mary Adella and Ruth Edna Oglevee of Moores.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, July 3, 1924, page 8, columns 6 & 7

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Emma OGLEVEE (1857-1925)

MRS. EMMA OGLEVEE

Mrs. Emma Oglevee, wife of F. E. Oglevee of Vanderbilt, died Saturday evening. Mrs. Oglevee was born on a farm near Scottdale, May 13, 1857, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Hutchinson, both dead. Forty-eight years ago she removed to Vanderbilt where she had since resided. Mrs. Oglevee was a member of the Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church and prominent among women of the community. Besides her husband, Mrs. Oglevee is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Carl S. Horner of Connellsville and Mrs. Stella Garard of Waynesburg and one sister, Mrs. Jennie Ruff of Greensburg.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, August 13, 1925, page 6, column 5

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Farrington B. OGLEVEE ( -1889)

OGLEVEE—Farrington B. Oglevee died at his home in Franklin township on Wednesday, December 18th, aged 81 years. He was the father of Lawyer J. M. Oglevee of Uniontown. The funeral took place on last Friday.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, December 27, 1889, page 8, column 2

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Farrington B. OGLEVEE Stone  (1873-1908)

COMMITS SUICIDE
Well Known Pt. Marion Man Takes His Life

UNIONTOWN, Dec. 18.—Farrington B. Oglevee, a well known druggist of Pt. Marion, committed suicide last night by shooting himself through the heart. Business worries are believed to have been the cause of his rash act. He was 38 years of age. A widow and two sons survive. He was the son of the late Joseph W. Oglevee, former Prothonotary and law librarian of Fayette county.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, December 24, 1908, page 7, column 1

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Howard R. OGLEVEE ( -1871)

DIED

  OGLEVEE— At East Liberty, November 30th, Howard R., infant son of Philip and Matilda Oglevee.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 7, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 48, page 3, column 7

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Ida OGLEVEE ( -1924)

MRS. IDA OGLEVEE

Mrs. Ida Oglevee, about 65 years old, widow of Isaac Oglevee, died April 28 at her home at Burgettstown. She was born and reared at Vanderbilt and was well known among the oldest residents of that community. Her maiden name was McBurney. She is survived by two daughters, Nellie, at home and Mrs. Rumbaugh, near Burgettstown and one son, DeWitt Oglevee, of Chicago. She is a sister of S. G. McBurney of Vanderbilt and Mrs. R. S. Bumbauld of Uniontown and a sister-in-law of Ewing Oglevee of Vanderbilt. Mr. Oglevee died several years ago.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, May 1, 1924, page 6, column 4

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Isabelle Allayaud OGLEVEE (1919-2003)

   Isabelle Allayaud Oglevee, age 83, of Connellsville, Pa., died Friday, May 23, 2003 in Cherry Tree Nursing Center, Uniontown, Pa. She was born in Homer City, Pa., June 4, 1919, daughter of William Allayaud and Helen Jane Harris Allayaud. Isabelle was a retired School Teacher and a member of East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Vanderbilt, Pa., Elizabeth Bower Chapter Order of the Eastern Star in Dawson, Pa., and Delta Kappa Gamma. Her husband, Oliver Oglevee, sister, Louise Allayaud, brother, Glenn Allayaud, and parents preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Janet Oglevee Starr of Snow Shoe, West Virginia; grandchildren: Jodie Starr and Kelly Starr; a sister, Helen Jane Albacker of Midland, Pa.; and a brother, William Allayaud of California state. Friends will be received in the RALPH E. GALLEY FUNERAL HOME, Dawson, Pa., on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, May 27, until 1 p.m., the hour of the Service. Officiating Minister will be Pastor John Jennings. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville, Pa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Goodwill Industries.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, May 25, 2003

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John OGLEVEE ( -1895)

OGLEVEE—John Oglevee died at his home in Dunbar township of Friday, October 25th, 1895, of pleurisy. He was about 62 years old and was one of the most prominent farmers in this part of Fayette county and was honored and respected by all who knew him and he will be greatly missed by his large circle of friends who knew and respected him. He leaves a wife and three children. His remains were interred in the Cumberland Presbyterian cemetery at Vanderbilt on Sunday, being followed by probably the largest cortege ever seen in Dunbar township.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, November 1, 1895, page 5, column 1

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Joseph OGLEVEE (1827-1915)

JOSEPH OGLEVEE, OLDEST MERCHANT OF COUNTY, DIES
Succumbs at His Vanderbilt House at the Ripe Old Age
of 88 Years; Prohibition Worker.

Joseph Oglevee, one of the oldest merchants of Fayette county and an active worker in the Prohibition movement, died on Saturday at his home at East Liberty, near Vanderbilt. Mr. Oglevee, who was 88, had been in failing health for some time past. Mr. Oglevee was born near East Liberty on June 2, 1827. His early life was spent on a farm. He was educated in the public schools and in the old Greene Academy at Carmichaels, and for several terms taught school. In 1854, Mr. Oglevee left the farm and entered the mercantile business. He opened a general store at East Liberty. There were no railroads near East Liberty in those days and his first goods from Pittsburg were sent to Brownsville by boar and hauled to East Liberty by wagon. Goods from the east were hauled from Greensburg. Mr. Oglevee retired from active business only a few weeks ago.

On October 25, 1850, Mr. Oglevee married Miss Rebecca Stoner. In 1900 they celebrated their golden wedding. Mrs. Oglevee died in 1908. The following children survive: Jesse Oglevee, Edmond, Okla.; Rev. W. G. Oglevee, Rock Island, Ill.; Prof. S. C. Oglevee, Lincoln, Ill.; Mrs. N. D. McClure, Wagar, Ala., and Mrs. Annie Danley, East Liberty.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, December 2, 1915, page 7, column 7

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Joseph M. OGLEVEE Stone  (1836-1908)

JOSEPH M. OGLEVEE DIES SUDDENLY
Well Known Lawyer and Librarian Passes Away at Uniontown.
HEART DISEASE CAUSED DEATH
Was Pioneer Citizen, painstaking Official and One of the Most Popular Men at County Seat—Was Authority on Points of Law.

UNIONTOWN, May 25.—In the death of Joseph M. Oblebee, the Fayette county court house has lost a familiar figure. His warm handclasp, his kindly eye and his merry jest will no longer greet his countless friends. The members of the bar will miss his wonderful knowledge of the Prothonotary’s office of which he has been a part for more than 30 years. The laymen whom he was always willing to assist will miss it too. Uncle Joe, in the ripeness of age, has gone to the Divine Judgment, but the Transcribing Angel’s docket contains a long list of those deeds of kindness which blot out the little faults and leave the balance of reward great and overwhelming.

Joseph M. Oglevee, who died suddenly at his home in East Church Place, Uniontown, was born April 4, 1886 and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Farrington Oglevee of Franklin township. Deceased had been ailing for more than two weeks, but his death came as a shock as he appeared to be in his usual strong vigor of mind and body, notwithstanding his ailments. His brother, Ewing Oglevee visited him this morning and found that he was apparently as well as could be expected and was surprised several hours after he left the house by the notification of his death. Heart disease was the cause of death.

Mr. Oglevee was of the old class of pioneer citizens, a good lawyer, a good fellow and an honest painstaking official. He secured his early education in the public schools of Franklin township, then only known as the little red school house. But he was ambitious and early embraced the idea that he wanted to be a lawyer. His father had opportunity to send him to Waynesburg College where the law foundation was laid. When he returned home he sought immediately to carry out his professional career and after hard study was admitted to the Fayette county bar, December 7, 1863. His application to the study of law and his earnestness easily won him the office of District Attorney in 1868. In 1875 he was elected prothonotary and again in 1878 he was reelected. At the high tide of his success he engaged in matrimony taking for his wife, Mary Rodaver and of this union five children were born. In recent years he has not been active as an attorney, but he has always found occupation about the prothonotary’s office and has served since the establishment of the Law Library a position as librarian. In this capacity he will be mourned by every Fayette county attorney, as he was so well versed in the knowledge of the law that he could produce almost instantly any book wanted an in addition have the page marked for attorneys and the court. His familiarity with the laws was regarded as remarkable by the attorneys and the court.

In the prothonotary’s office he knew every document for half century and was able to locate it without the least difficulty. In the course of his long connection with the law and the court house he met thousands of persons from all over Fayette county and was known as the best acquainted man in the county. His death will be mourned from the borders of Fayette to Greene, from Somerset to Allegheny county, because he knows men of every standing in every walk in life within theses confines.

He is survived by the following brothers; Jacob, Isaac, Ewing, and Albert Oglevee. Besides his wife, the following children, all of Uniontown survive; Charles, William, Farrington, Jesse, and Mrs. E. K. Hevser. The arrangements for the funeral have not been completed.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, May 25, 1908, page 1, column 7


WELL KNOWN LAWYER IS LAID TO REST
Funeral of Joseph M. Oglevee Attended by Large Number at Uniontown

UNIONTOWN, May 28.—The funeral of the late Joseph M. Oglevee, the well known and highly esteemed law librarian, took place yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock from his late home. The pallbearers were members of the Bar Association, being Judge J. C. Work, Col. A. D. Boyd, R. F. Hopwood, A. P. Austin, D. W. McDonald, F. M. Lardin, W. J. Sturgis and John Boyle. Services were conducted by Rev. J. B. Risk and interment was made in Oak Grove cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Evening, May 28, 1908, page 1, column 4

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Margaret L. OGLEVEE Stone  (1875-1951)

MRS. MARGARET OGLEVEE

   Mrs. Margaret L. Oglevee, 75, of East Gibson avenue, South Connellsville, died at her home at 6 o'clock Friday evening. She had been ill for a short time. She was born at Confluence March 24, 1875, a daughter of the late Alfred A. and Martha Henderson Ringer. She was a member of the Women's Benefit Association and the Trinity Lutheran Church and a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of B & O Veteran's Association. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. T. J. Maxwell of Weedbury, N. J., Mrs. Ralph Soliday of Elmira, N. Y., and Miss Gladys Oglevee at home; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Grove of Frederick, Md., Mrs. Lulu Hamilton of Wilkinsburg and Mrs. Tressa Perry of Wilkinsburg, and a brother, Melvin of Youngwood. The funeral service will be held at the McCormick funeral home at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. Richard M. Langsdale, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Hill Grove Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, January 20, 1951, page 2, column 4

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Rebecca Stoner OGLEVEE (1828-1908)

Mrs. Joseph Oglevee

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Mrs. Joseph Oglevee died at her home in East Liberty yesterday at noon. Rebecca Stoner was born October 25, 1828 in Dunbar township and passed from her labors to heavenward, June 10, 1908 at the age of 79 years, 7 months and 11 days. She was married to Joseph Oglevee on October 25, 1850. To this union were born seven children, five of whom, with her husband, survive her. The surviving children are as follows: Mrs. N. D. McClure, Mobile, Ala., Mrs. W. S. Danley, West Newton, Pa., Rev. Jesse A. B. Oglevee, New…, Okla, Rev. W. G. Oglevee, Rock Island, Ill, and Prof. S. C. Oglevee, Lincoln, Ill. Of her own brothers and sisters, of whom there were 12 in the family, there are three living, Agnes Collins, Isaac Stoner and Annie Ham, all of Dunbar township. She united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church some 60 years ago. Their golden wedding was observed in 1900. The funeral will take place at her late home in East Liberty on Friday, June 12, at noon conducted by her pastor, Rev. C. F. Kerr.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, June 11, 1908, page 2, column 2

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Thomas Edison OGLEVEE ( -1911)

Dr. T. E. Oglevee

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Dr. Thomas Edison Oglevee, son of Philip G. and Mrs. Matilda Oglevee of Vanderbilt, died Monday at his late residence in Pittsburg. Mr. Oglevee had been ill for some time. He was about … years old and widely acquainted in and around Vanderbilt. He was well known young physician of Pittsburg but of late ha not been practicing on account of ill health. The body was brought to Vanderbilt last evening and removed to his parent’s residence from which place the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment in Dickerson Run Union cemetery. Dr. Oglevee was unmarried and is survived by his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Effie Florence Miller of Oklahoma, Miss Lulu Oglevee at home and one brother Oliver S. Oglevee in Kansas City.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, November 23, 1911, page 5, column 7

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John OGRADNA ( -1938)

JOHN OGRADNA

   Failing to recover from effects of an operation underwent August 29, John Ogradna, 40, Filbert, died Saturday morning in Uniontown hospital. The deceased was admitted to the hospital July 6th for medical treatment and observation. When he condition became alarming it became necessary to operate. Surviving is his widow, Helen. No arrangements have been made for the funeral.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, September 6, 1938, page 7, column 2

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Joseph A. O’HANLON (1910-1976)

JOSEPH A. O’HANLON

   Joseph A. O’Hanlon, 65, of 412 Stephens St., formerly of the Mount Washington area, Pittsburgh, died early today in Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Sept. 17, 1910, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Joseph K. and Margaret Colen O’Hanlon. He was a retired employee of the Traffic Division, City of Pittsburgh, and a member of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church. Surviving are one son, Richard of Pittsburgh; two brothers, Sylvester of Scottdale and Richard of Connellsville, and one sister, Mrs. Catherine Mueller of North Carolina. He was predeceased by his wife, Millicent O’Hanlon.


O’HANLON— Friends of Joseph A. O’Hanlon of Connellsville, formerly of the Mount Washington area, Pittsburgh, who died Friday, April 30, 1976, will be received at the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home, Connellsville, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and until 9 a.m. Monday, when a prayer service will be held there followed by a funeral mass at 9:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception R.C. Church. Interment in North Side Catholic Cemetery, Pittsburgh. Immaculate Conception parish rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. Sunday.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, April 30, 1976, page 4, columns 5 & 6

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Sylvester O’HANLON (1911-1996)

Sylvester O’Hanlon

   Sylvester O’Hanlon, 84, of Mount Pleasant R.D. 7, died Saturday in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. He is survived by a son, Timothy A. O’Hanlon and his wife, Stella, and their children, Sean, Matthew, and Sarah O’Hanlon, of Peoria, Ill., and a brother, Richard O’Hanlon of Addison. Friends will be received in the Frank Kapr Funeral Home Inc., 417 West Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 9:30 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– December 25, 1911
   Died—– March 2, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March 1996

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Goldie Mae Hall OHLER ( -1996)

Goldie Mae Ohler

   Goldie Mae Hall Ohler, 84, of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly from the Uniontown area, died Jan. 2, 1996. She is survived by her children, David, Albert, Mary and Walter Ohler, all of Cleveland, Ohio; 21 grandchildren; and many great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ohler, and her son, Chuck. Funeral services were held Jan. 5 in Cleveland, Ohio.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1996

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bullet John OHLER died in 1936. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

OHLER, JOHN
John OHLER, 84 years old, died at 10:00 o’clock Tuesday morning at his home at Pleasant Hill.  Infirmities incident with old age was the cause of death.

The body was removed to the home of a daughter, Mrs. George GRAHAM, near Pleasant Hill by Funeral Director C. B. BROOKS of Indian Head.  The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday at Mt. Tabor Church.  Interment will be in the Grim cemetery.  Courier  Wed. 1-22-1936

OHLER, JOHN
John OHLER, 84 years, 11 months, and 14 days old, died Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock at his home near Pleasant Hill from infirmities of old age.  He was born in Somerset county Feb. 5, 1851 and had spent most all of his life in Springfield Twp.  In 1871 he was married to Susan GRIM, who died about 27 years ago.  To this union, the following children were born:  William, James, Benjamin, Daniel, and Mrs. George GRIM, all of Springfield Twp.; Mrs. Bruce SAVAGE, Star City, W. Va.; Mrs. Thomas COOPER, Brady, W. Va.; Mrs. Thomas BURKHOLDER, Nemacolin; and Edward, South Connellsville.  Later, Mr. Ohler was married to Mrs. Gertrude MOSSBURG, who died about three months ago.  Two children were born to this union.  They are Susan OHLER and Hiram OHLER, both Charleroi.  He is also survived by 42 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Alice HUDSON, South Connellsville; and one brother Peter OHLER, Scottdale.

A brief funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of Mrs. George GRIM, followed by the full services at the Mt. Tabor Church of God.  Rev. Frank Haas of South Connellsville will officiate.  Burial will be in Grim cemetery near the church.  Source:  Courier Friday Jan. 24, 1936


Joseph OHLER ( -1915)

RUN OVER BY
CAR; DIES

   Joseph Ohler, aged eight years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ohler of Youngwood, fell under the wheels of a West Penn street car last evening about 6 o’clock and late last night died at the Westmoreland Hospital.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, December 8, 1915, page 1, column 7

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Robert OHLER (1945-1969)

Near Uledi
One Killed In Fayette Car Crash

   Robert Ohler, 23, of Rices Landing, R. D. 1, was killed early Wednesday when a car in which he was a passenger crashed along Route 21 near Uledi. The car, driven by Louis Zorman, 18, of Crucible, struck several guard rails before plunging down an embankment and hitting three trees. Police said Zorman apparently fell asleep at the wheel. Another passenger, Ronald Nopwasky, 23, of Crucible, is in fair condition in Uniontown Hospital with possible head injuries. Zorman escaped injury. Both Ohler and Nopwasky were thrown from the car. Ohler was born June 5, 1945, in Waynesburg, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ohler. An employe of the Penn Central Railroad in Cleveland, Ohio, he was a member of the Crucible Presbyterian Church. Surviving in addition to his parents are three brothers, including Simialdo at home, and five sisters, Mary Ellen Krause of Crucible, Mrs. Sarah D. Neuman of Newbury, Almarine Seese of Waynesburg, Audrey Cox of Connellsville and Virginia Ohler at home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 2, 1969, page 23, column 8

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Virgil M. OHLER (1928-1995)

Virgil M. Ohler

   Virgil M. Ohler, 67, of McKeesport died Thursday, Dec. 14, 1995, in McKeesport. He was born March 12, 1928, in Nemacolin, a son of the late Edward and Elizabeth Ohler. A retired foreman for Jones & Laughlin Steel, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict and was a member of the American Legion 301 in Connellsville. He is survived by his wife, Patronella “Pat” Bianchi Ohler of McKeesport; three daughters, Sondra Cherepko, Debra Katchur and Pamela Saxon, all of McKeesport; eight grandchildren; one brother, Donald Ohler of Pittsburgh; three sister, Thelma Grimm of Connellsville, Betty Murray of Irwin and Dorothy Casto of Greensburg; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., McKeesport, from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, with Raymond Rose, minister, officiating. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1995

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bullet Mrs. William OHLER died in 1922. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

OHLER, MRS. WILLIAM
Mrs. William Ohler died this morning at her home at Mount Tabor.  Courier  Sat.  6-24-1922
Ohler Services
The funeral of Mrs. William OHLER, who died Saturday morning at her home at Mount Tabor was held this afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Mt. Zion United Brethren Church at Indian Head followed by interment in the church cemetery.

Mrs. OHLER was 58 years old and was a sister of Henry PORTERFIELD who died last Friday morning at his home near Rogers Mills.  Her husband survives. 
CourierMon. 6-26-1922


Ella OLDLAND ( -1938)

Typhoid Takes
Two More; Tool
In County Seven

   The toll in Fayette county’s typhoid fever epidemic today had been increased to seven with the death ever the week-end of a West Leisenring woman and a Dunbar girl.

   Mrs. Ella Oldland, about 65 years old, widow of Walter Oldland, died at 7:30 o’clock this morning at her home at West Leisenring. It was reported that the woman was ill at her home at the time a dinner was being served in a church in that district and that a dinner was taken to her. Authorities have since reported that the typhoid epidemic had its origin at the dinner.

   Hazel Warnick, 16 years old, daughter of Mrs. Iva Warnick of Dunbar, is the sixth to succumb, died at noon Saturday at Connellsville State Hospital after a month’s illness. She is survived by her mother and these brothers and sisters; Raymond, Patrick, Thelma, Betty, Marie and Ruth. She was a member of the Dunbar Baptist Church.

   The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the James T. Burhans funeral parlors at Dunbar with Rev. Floyd Reed of the Dunbar Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be made in Franklin Cemetery.

   Reports indicate that several others ill with typhoid fever are in a serious condition. Among them is Mrs. Adam Nicholson of Laurel Hill. Her son, Walter, and his wife are recuperating from their illness.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, October 31, 1938, page 1, column 2

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Lillian P. George OLDLAND ( -1962)

MRS. LILLIAN OLDLAND

   Mrs. Lillian P. Oldland, 67, of Uniontown, died Thursday in her home. She was a member of the Great Bethel Baptist Church and Dorcas Sunday School Class. Surviving are two sons, including Charles H. Jr. of Uniontown; three grandchildren; three brothers, Clarence and James George of Uniontown and William George of Hopwood, and four sisters, including Mrs. May Beveridge of Uniontown and Mrs. Laura Kirkpatrick of Masontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, December 28, 1962, page 4, column 5

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Mary O'LEAR (1892-1957)

MRS. MARY O'LEAR

The funeral service for Mrs. Mary Belle Hardy Jordan O'Lear,64 years old of Dunbar, who died Thursday at Uniontown, will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday at Burhans funeral home at Dunbar with the Rev. Raymond Taylor officiating. Burial will be in New Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

Mrs. O’Lear, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bernice Puzio was born April 11 1892, at Dunbar, the daughter of Isaac and Alice Myers Hardy. She was a member of the Woman's Benefit Association of Connellsville.

She leaves her husband Vincent; three sons, James W. Jordan of Connellsville, Howard R. Jordan of Cleveland and Donald E. Jordan of Uniontown; three daughters, Mrs. Puzio, Mrs. Eleanor Loss of Oconomowoc, Wis. and Mrs. Bessie Heizer of Westerville, Ohio; eight grandchildren; a brother Charles of Fredericktown and three sisters, Mrs. Helen Moody of Fredeicktown and Mrs. Sude Moody of Republic.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, March 22,1957, page 2, column 5

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Estella Hawes O’LEARY ( -1945)

O’LEARY, ESTELLA HAWES, Aged 67 years, died at her home in Farmington, Pa. Saturday morning, August 11, 1945 at 12:23 o’clock after a lingering illness. She is the last surviving member of her family. She was a member of the Sampson Chapel M. E. church of Farmington and was widely known in the community. She had served as tax collector of Wharton Township for twenty years and held that office at the time of her death. Friends are being received at the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette street until Monday, August 13 at 12 noon, at which time the body will be removed to the Sampson Chapel church to lie in state until 2:30, the hour of service. Interment in the Sampson Chapel cemetery.


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

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Doris Maxwell OLINZOCK ( -1996)

Doris Olinzock

   Doris Maxwell Olinzock of North Carolina, formerly of this area, died Feb. 12, 1996, in North Carolina. A graveside service will be held Thursday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. in the St. Raymond’s Cemetery, Saltlick Township, with the Rev. Leonard J. McAlpin officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February 1996

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Fanny Stone OLIPHANT ( -1852)

Susan Woodbridge OLIPHANT ( -1852)

OBITUARIES

   At Bridgewater, Beaver county, Pa., on the 16th inst., of Scarlet Fever, FANNY STONE, aged five years and nine months, and SUSAN WOODBRIDGE, aged three years and six months, draughts of E. P. and E. C. H. Oliphant. The subjects of the foregoing announcement are too generally remembered in Uniontown, to render any particular allusion to their cases necessary. In a community whose circle is, at widest, but limited, and whose associations are not apt to be broken in upon, only at rare intervals, by the accidents and emergencies of life, the recollections of such as fall in with the chapter of exceptions, is honored with a faithful and kindly entertainment. This is peculiarly the fact when, as in the instance contemplated, the parties have occupied a position tender in the regard and warm in the affections of their old acquaintances. At no home will the sad intelligence recorded above be proclaimed, where already dwells not a particular and vivid consciousness of the brief, yet charming careers, which found their denoument in this solemn judgment; and little children, as the tidings are uttered in their hearing, will be told all they knew not before – the dark, hurried sequel of familiar histories – in the simple announcement – Fanny and Susan are dead. The two sisters were seized by the terrible malady which carried them off, on the same day. They lay in each other’s arms on the same bed; died and were buried together in the one coffin and one grave. – Their mutual affection would allow of no interruption, even against the constraint of violent disease, and while with sensitive disinclination they withdrew from the offered caresses of their friends, yet towards each other were they unremitting in their mutual fondness to the end. Hand in hand had they started out upon the new beginnings of their experience, and hand in hand, hurried hence in the starting, were they ushered into the destinies of the celestial world. Hand in hand had they ventured in first pursuit of the eternal purpose for which they were created; and hand in hand, that they might work out the better the meaning of their mission, they ascended into Paradise. The ways of God are involved in mystery. His judgments often seem to fall harshly in opposition to a spirit of benevolence, and yet, even here the event frequently proves, as it must inevitably and universally hereafter, that “behind a frowning providence, He hides a smiling face.” Why disaster should be permitted to fix upon the innocent, and the guilty allowed to prosper; why death should be restrained in the infliction of his wrath upon men grown old and strong in iniquity, and have free privilege accorded to crush the tender- aged and guiltless, human calculation is at fault to determine. The end will demonstrate the entire justice, and the mercy of His decrees; and Fanny and Susan, will stand amid the foremost of witnesses to bear evidence that with Him the seeming of severity is always the fact of kindness. With this conviction at home in the heart, they that mourn should be comforted, with humble resignation should they submit their trial, and as their wish might stand arrayed against the will of God, strive to be enabled, fervently and in faithfully to offer:—“Not ours, but thine, be done, O! Lord!”    Com.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, October 28, 1852, Vol. I, No. 29, page 3, column 2

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Stanley OLIVER, Sr. (1929-1995)

Stanley Oliver, Sr.

   Stanley Oliver, Sr., 66, of Republic, Pa., died Wednesday morning, Aug. 30, 1995, in his home. He was born, July 20, 1929, in Letahachet, Ala. Mr. Oliver was employed at Homestead Mills for many years. Surviving are his wife, Althea Mae Oliver of Republic, Pa., the following children, Stanley Oliver Jr., of Searights, Cynthia Ann and Sheryl Lynn, both of Brownsville, Thomas, Edward and James Oliver, all of Republic, and Joseph Oliver of Dover, Del.; eight grandchildren; two sisters; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Friends will be received in the MURIEL E. LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 E. Main St., Uniontown, today from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday until the hour of service at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Edenborn Cemetery, Edenborn, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1995

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bullet Mrs. Helen O’LOUGHLIN died in 1918. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

O'LOUGHLIN, MRS. HELEN

Mrs. Helen O’Loughlin, aged 23 years, the wife of Martin O’LOUGHLIN of Dearth, died at the Uniontown hospital at 5:30 this morning.  Hemorrhages from a cut in the head inflicted by a fall proved fatal.    April 30, 1918  


bullet Maj. John OLDSHUE died in 1861. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(48)

DIED, At his residence in Indiana, Dec. 4th, 1861, Maj. JOHN OLDSHUE, aged 72 years.
The deceased was raised in Fayette county, Pa, and served with distinction as a Lieut. in Capt. Lynn's company thoroughout the was of 1812. After his return from the Army he was elected Major of Militia. In the fall of 1816 he moved from here to Richland County, Ohio, where he opened and improved a fine farm on which he laid out the town of Ashland. From there he moved to Indiana, where he was very successful in business affairs and accumulated considerable wealth. Two of his sons went through the Mexican was and returned home, one as a Captain the other as a Lieut.
Source: Genius of Liberty, December 26, 1861


Leonard J. OLEAR (1925-2004)

Leonard J. Olear, 78, of Uniontown, Pa., died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, at the VA Hospital in Oakland, Pa. He was born Aug. 2, 1925, in Smock, Pa., a son of the late Andrew and Anna (Kacmarik) Olear.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathryn M. (Perry) Olear; his second wife, Irene (Egnot) Olear; four sisters, Mary Torcha, Anne Marmol, Elizabeth Honza and Margaret A. Olear; two brothers, James R. Olear and James Papincak; and a niece, Judy Smalley.

Leonard served his country proudly during World War II as a member of the United States Navy and Merchant Marines. He retired from Sensus Technology, formerly Rockwell International, after many years as a machinist. He was a member of Saint Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church of Uniontown, St. Vincent DePaul Society and VFW Post 47 of Uniontown.

Surviving are his children, James Egnot and wife, Diane of Melbourne, Fla., and Carolyn (Egnot) Kobelak and husband, James of Mount Lebanon, Pa.; six grandchildren, Jennifer Egnot Mattes, Jill and Samantha Egnot and Ross, Quinn and Rena Kobelak; sisters and brothers, Agnes Smalley of Turtle Creek, Pa., Mary Carolla of Uniontown, George Papincak of Uniontown, Michael Papincak of Dunbar and John Papincak of McKeesport; nieces and nephews, Andrew Marmol, Jr., James Marmol, Florence Theis, Bernadette Gaydos, Robert Smalley, William Smalley, David Smalley, Jerry Finfrock, Mini (Finfrock) Bobak, Ruthann Somsak, Andrew James Olear, Timothy R. Olear, James Michael Olear and Diane Perez; and many great-nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, A Dignity Memorial Provider, 603 North Gallatin Ave., Ext., Uniontown, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and until 9:30 a.m., Saturday, when prayers will be said, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at Saint Mary (Nativity) R.C. Church at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Micah E. Kozoil as celebrant. Interment to follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, in Leonard's memory. A Wake Service will be held on Friday at 2:30 p.m. The Alter Rosary Society of Saint Mary Church and the St. Vincent DePaul Society will recite the Rosary at 3 p.m., on Friday.


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

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Louise Frances Porto OLEKSIK (1932-2003)

   Louise Frances Porto Oleksik, 71, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, in the home of her daughter, Elaine, with her loving family at her side. She was born May 13, 1932, in Uniontown, Pa. Preceding her in death were her mother, Helen Wilkovich Pillar and her beloved husband, Michael Oleksik on July 6, 1995. Louise was a member of St. John Byzantine Catholic Church of Uniontown, and was formerly employed at Anchor Hocking, Intermediate Unit No. 1, Campbell Hathaway Shoes and Grants in Uniontown. She was an avid reader and worked for many years making Pierogies for her church. She took pride in being a devoted wife, dedicated mother and grandmother. She is survived by her loving children, Elaine Wilson and husband, Jack of Chalk Hill, Pa., Mike Oleksik and wife, Helen and William Oleksik and wife, Rosemarie, all of Uniontown, Kathy Williams and husband, Bob of Hopwood, and Matt Oleksik and wife, Amy of Lavale, Md.; her grandchildren, whom she adored, Jack, Steve and Justin Wilson, Kristen Oleksik, Marylou Monk and husband, John, William Oleksik, Jr., Rachel Williams and Rebecca Williams and Chelsea and Matthew Oleksik; brothers and sisters, Walter Porto of Uniontown, Joann Fani of Ohio, Dee Finley of Arizona, Beverly Trader of Hopwood, Betty Mitchell, Helen Pillar, John Pillar and Nancy Stadnrajh, all of Uniontown, and Donna Stoffa of Masontown; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME, AT 71 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., UNIONTOWN, PA., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday until 9:30 a.m., when a Blessing Service will be held, followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m., in St. John Byzantine Catholic Church, with the Rev. Fr. Thomas Wesdock as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Hopwood, Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John Byzantine Catholic Church or the Uniontown Public Library. Parastas Services will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November 3, 2003

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bullet E.H. OLIPHANT died in 1862. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

May 14, 1862, at Yorktown Va., of Typhoid Fever, Lieut. E. H. Oliphant, Co., I, 85th Reg. Pa., Vol, son of F. H. Oliphant, Fairchance Iron Works, Fayette Co., Pa, aged 20 years and 5 months.
In all the relations of life, the subject of this of this notice was a young man of rare qualities of mind and heart. As a son, he was always obedient dutiful and affectionate. Of him his mother could say, "he never gave me pain by a thoughtless or disrespectful act." As a brother, he was all the most exacting could ask. In his father's house, it ever seemed to be his chief desire to make the loved ones there happy; and those who have enjoyed the hospitality of that house, can bear ample testimony to his unvarying kind and courteous attentions by which the guest was always made welcome, and to feel at home. Naturally of an amiable, generous and affectionate disposition, he made friends of all with whom he associated; and when Grace had refined his heart, these natural traits shown forth with increased lustre, and proclaimed him in all things the Christian gentleman. It was the writers privilege to be with him when under the leadings of the spirit he found the Savior. He then gave good evidence that he was child of God, and his subsequent life but confirmed it. He ever manifested great tenderness of conscience—a heart keenly alive to the Savior's love—a constant fear of wounding Christ in the house of his friends, and a desire to become increasingly holy.
Neither was that Christian virtue of patriotism wanting, for at his country's call, he though tenderly brought up, and accustomed to the refinements and comforts of a happy home, turned his back upon them all, and went forth to brave the danger of the battle field; Here though so young, he won new laurels-evincing a courage, prudence and skill worthy of a veteran.
He died away from home and kindred—among strangers, but there too he found friends. Miss Dix, who has cheered the dying hours of so many of our brave men, stood beside him and administered to his comfort. And though for several days previous to his death, reason was dethroned, we cannot doubt that one unseen was with him upholding and strengthening. Yes, He that said, "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee." We are sure went with him through the dark valley, and on the ether side crowned him with that "crown that fadeth not away." B
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. July 17, 1862.


bullet Capt. H. H. OLIPHANT died in 1866. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(21)

It is with pain that we learn of the death of Capt. H. H. Oliphant, son of Hon, E.P. Oliphant, of this place.  he died of Cholera, in Atchison, Kansas, Wednesday, September 19th
Standard
Genius Of Liberty Thursday Oct 4, 1866


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

RAYMOND OLMSTEAD
Word was received yesterday by Edward W. Hague of the fatal injury to his brother-in-law, Raymond Olmstead, in an automobile accident recently in Chicago. Mr. Olmstead is survived by his widow, Mrs. Faith Hague Olmstead, Morgan Park, Chicago; and his parents also residents of Morgan Park district.
[Written-Evening Genius - March 11, 1931]


bullet Francis John OLSAVSKY died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Francis John, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Olsavsky, died at 8:30 Wednesday morning, January 12, 1938, at the home in Filbert, after a brief illness.  He was born November 8, 1937.  In addition to the parents, he leaves several brothers and sisters.  Funeral arrangements are no completed.


John OLSAVSKY ( -1967)

OLSAVSKY, JOHN— Age 63 years of Orient. Pa., died Friday, February 10, 1967, at his home. He is survived by his wife Olga Brozovlch Olsavsky; one son, John of Lanham, Md.: two daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Elizabeth) Hamlin, Ridgewood, N. J. and Mrs. John (Martha) Velello, Hackensack, N. J.; four grandchildren and one great grandson; two brothers, Joseph A. Olsavsky, Fairchance and Paul F. Olsavsky, Filbert, Pa. Friends will be received in the Joseph E. Flack Funeral Home, Legion St. Republic, after 7 PM today, and until Monday at 9:30 AM, when services will be conducted, with Rev. Fr. A. L. Zwolinski officiating. Interment will follow in the LaFayette Memorial Park.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, February 11, 1967, page 9, column 8

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John Francis OLSAVSKY (1933-2008)

   John Francis Olsavsky, age 74, of Lothian, Maryland, and formerly of Brier Hill, Pa, died on Saturday, March 8, 2008, in his residence of natural causes. He was born October 22, 1933, in Brier Hill, Pa. A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the United States Army. He worked for many years as a delivery salesman for a bakery company. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Joseph Olsavsky and Olga Brozovich Olsavsky, and his sister, Elizabeth Hamlin. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Marie Olsavsky; his sister, Martha O. Veletto of Parsippany, New Jersey; his nieces, Kimberly V. Shanahan of Fairfax, Virginia, and Marlane Carroll of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; his nephews: Gordon Hamlin and Hugh Hamlin both of Fairfield, Connecticut; 15 grand nieces and grand nephews. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 13, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME, 19 Legion Street in Republic, Pennsylvania. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by the Rev. Father Stephen Bugay at the Madonna of Czestochowa Parish, Main Street, Cardale, Pennsylvania, on Friday, March 14, 2008, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pennsylvania. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 20401.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, March 11, 2008

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Joseph A. OLSAVSKY ( -1975)

OLSAVSKY. JOSEPH A.— Age 69 years of 55 Kyle St., Fairchance, Pa., died Monday, March 17, 1975 in the Uniontown Hospital. He was a retired coal miner and a member of Ss. Cyril & Methodius R. C. Church of Fairchance and the UMWA, Local 6321. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Steve, Paul, John and Walter. Surviving are his wife, Kathryn; two sons, Joseph of W. Leisenring, John at home; three daughters, Mrs. George (Mary Ellen) Kozak and Mrs. Jerome (Carolyn Ann) Kozak both of Uniontown and Mrs. R. Lee (Helen Louise) Hustead of Greensburg; nine grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Wagner-Cooley Funeral Home, Fairchance today from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where a prayer service will be held on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial in Ss. Cyril & Methodius R.C. Church at 9 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Joseph Turek as celebrant. Interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Fairchance. Parish Rosary will be recited this evening at 7:30 and Christian Mothers will recite the Rosary Wednesday evening at 8.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, March 18, 1975, page 17, column 8

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Kathryn Patchan OLSAVSKY ( -1975)

OLSAVSKY, KATHRYN PATCHAN— Age 66 years of 55 Kyle St., Fairchance, died Tuesday, October 21, 1975 in the Uniontown Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Olsavsky on March 17, 1975. Surviving are two sons, Joe of Connellsville, John of Fairchance; three daughters, Mrs. George (Mary Ellen) Kozak, Mrs. Jerome (Carolyn) Kozak both of Uniontown, Mrs. R. Lee (Helen Louise) Hustead of Greensburg; nine grandchildren; a brother, Steve Patchan of Uniontown; a sister, Mrs. Helen Snyder of Normalville, Pa. She was a member of Ss. Cyril & Methodius R. C. Church, the Christian Mothers and the Rosary Society. Friends will be received in the Wagner-Cooley Funeral Home, Fairchance after 7 p.m. today and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until Friday at 9 a.m. where a prayer service will be held followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Cyril & Methodius R. C. Church with Rev. Fr. Joseph Turek as celebrant. Interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, October 22, 1975, page 41, column 8

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

Mrs. Mary Olsavsky died at her home in Filbert, Sunday evening at 11 o'clock from a complication of diseases.  She was 63 years old.  Surviving are the following children:  Steve, of Long Beach Cal.; Paul, John, Joseph and Walter, at home.  A sister, Mrs. Anton Saluga of Lemont, and a brother, Joseph of Lemandravsky, Czecho-Slovakia, also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock in St. Procopius church.  Requiem high mass will be solemnized by the Rev. Father J. J. Skiak.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Mary E. Nehela OLSAVSKY (1909-2002)

   Mary E. Nehela Olsavsky, 93, of Filbert, Pa., passed away Sunday, May 12, 2002, in Brownsville General Hospital. She was born March 14, 1909, in Austria-Hungary, daughter of John Nehela Sr. and Susan Mijok Nehela. Mary was a member of St. Procopius Roman Catholic Church, New Salem. Her husband, Paul F. Olsavsky , a daughter, Josephine Olsavsky , a brother, John Nehela Jr., a sister, Anna Dunn, and parents preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons: Paul J. Olsavsky of Hummelstown, Pa., and Wm. Jake Olsavsky and his wife, Jade, of St. Clairsville, Ohio; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a brother, Joseph Nehela of Filbert; and a sister, Sophia Patsko of Palmer, Pa. Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said Wednesday, May 15, at 10 a.m. in Saint Procopius Roman Catholic Church, New Salem, with Rev. Fr. James L. Popochock as Celebrant. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. A Parish Wake Service will be held in the Funeral Home today at 7:30 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2002, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, May 14, 2002

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Michael T. ‘Mike’ OLSAVSKY (1967-2006)

   Michael T. "Mike" Olsavsky, 38, of West Leisenring, died suddenly on Jan. 21, 2006, at home. He was born June 18, 1967, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was the beloved son of Joseph and Cynthia (Lally) Olsavsky, of West Leisenring; and devoted brother of David C. Olsavsky and Joanne Halfhill, all of West Leisenring, and KatyMarie Olsavsky, of State College. Also left to cherish his memory are his brother-in-law, Terry Halfhill, of Connellsville; nephew, Jacob Halfhill; and niece, Emma Halfhill; aunts and uncles, Mary Ellen Kozak, who was his godmother, and her husband, George, Carol Kozak and husband, Jerome, all of Uniontown, Helen Hustead and husband, Lee, of Jeannette, John Olsavsky, of Fredonia, N.Y., and Patty Kremposky and husband, Francy, of Warren, Ohio; numerous cousins; his great-aunt, Irene Pradella, of Star Junction; and a special friend, Cheryl Gainey, of Leisenring. He also leaves behind his beloved dogs and constant companions, "Misty" and "Skylar". His paternal grandparents, Joseph and Kathryn Olsavsky; and maternal grandparents, Charles T. and Johanna Lally, preceded him in death. Mike was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Roman Catholic Church, and was a graduate of Connellsville High School, class of 1985. He furthered his education at the Greensburg Institute of Technology, where he received his degree in electrical technology. He was employed as an electrical maintenance supervisor at ICMI Connellsville. A talented woodworker, electrician, mechanic and craftsman, he devoted his time to restoring and remodeling the former St. Polycarp Roman Catholic Church into his special home. He had a deep appreciation for the woodlands and wildlife surrounding him, and loved spending time with his family, especially his brother, David. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, when prayers of transfer will be said, in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., A Dignity Memorial Provider, 603 N. Gallatin Ave., Ext., Uniontown. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow in St. Vincent DePaul Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. J. Edward McCullough as celebrant. Interment will be held at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. The parish rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.


Tribune Review, Greensburg, PA, Monday, January 23, 2006

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Paul F. OLSAVSKY, Sr. (1900-1969)

OLSAVSKY, PAUL F. (SR.)— Age 69 years, of Filbert, died Thursday, June 12, 1969 at 3 p.m. in the Uniontown Hospital. A resident of the Filbert area for most of his life, he was born in Fayette County, January 10, 1900. Surviving are his wife, Mary Nehela Olsavsky, two sons, Paul, Jr. of Hummelstown, Pa and William of St. Clairsville, Ohio, a daughter Josephine at home; four grandchildren and a brother, Joseph of Fairchance. He was a member of St. Procopius R.C. Church of New Salem. The Holy Name Society, and the UMWAA, Roheus Local No 6321. He was the son of the late John and Mary Valencik Olsavsky. Friends will be received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem after 3 p.m. today and until 9:15 a.m. Monday. Requiem High Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. at St. Procopius R.C. Church with Rev. Michael A Blenta as celebrant. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The parish lay the Altar Society and the Holy Name Society will be recited Sunday at 8 p.m.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, June 14, 1969, page 11, column 8

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Charles OLSON ( -1919)

Charles Olson

   The following casualties are reported by the commanding general of the American Expeditionary Forces:

  Killed in action ————————34
  Died of wounds ————————16
  Died of disease ————————47
  Died of airplane accident —————1
  Died of accidental and other causes—8
  Wounded severely ———————256
  Missing in action ———————5
  Total ———————————367
  Included are:
  Died of disease—Private Charles Olson, (Mrs. Joseph Olson), Windber.

  Continues with wounded


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, February 14, 1919, page 5, column 1

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Edwina OLSON ( -1944)

Olson Infant Dies
In Local Hospital

   Edwina Olson, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Olson, Prospect street, died Wednesday, December 27, 1944, in Uniontown Hospital. Burial followed in Park Place cemetery. Condition of Mrs. Olson was reported satisfactory last night.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, December 29, 1944, page 1, column 1

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Harry OLSON ( -1921)

YOUTH KILLED
WHEN CAR GOES
OVER A BRIDGE

Harry Olson, Aged 16, of Wick
Haven, Is Victim of Accident
at Wick Hollow.

4 OTHERS ESCAPE HURTS

   Harry Olson, aged 16, son of John Olson, of Wick Haven, is dead and four others, all from Wick Haen, had miraculous escapes from a like fate, yesterday morning at 11:05 o’clock when a Ford motor car, driven by Thomas Crawford, 18, Wick Haven, ran off the bridge spanning the Wick Hollow creek and plunged into the waters 12 feet below. The machine, according to the version of those who were riding the car, hit a rut on the bridge crescent, knocked the steering wheel from the hands of the drier, Crawford, and then, making a rapid plunge forward, went over the bridge into the creek. Olson, the victim, was killed outright, his neck having been broken. He was conscious to the end, chattering with members of the party just before he succumbed to his injuries.

The injured:
   Theodore Whitehouse, Wick Haven, two teeth knocked from jaw, ugly face bruises.
   Evelyn Crawford and sister, first name unlearned, brothers of the car driver, badly shaken and bruised about face and arms.
   Clarence Kearns, Wick Haven, ugly cuts over right arm and body, severe bruises of the chest and arms.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 30, 1921, page 1, column 3

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John W. OLSON ( -1921)

JOHN W. OLSON

   John W. Olson, 60 years old, of Wick Haven, died at his home there last evening at 9 o’clock. His death, while sudden, was not altogether unexpected as he had been suffering from heart trouble for some time. He was the father of Harry Olson, who was killed recently in an automobile accident there, when the machine in which he was riding plunged from a bridge into a creek. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Harmony Presbyterian church in Wick Haven. Rev. Ramage, the pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in the Harmony cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, July 9, 1921, page 2, column 3

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Mary T. OLSON (1924-2009)

   Mary T. Olson, 84, of Perryopolis, Pa., passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2009. She was born July 30, 1924, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of the late Michael and Sophia Bushak Tupica. Mary retired from Bell Telephone after 42 years of employment. She was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, a familiar face at the Perryopolis Senior Citizen Center, member of the Altar Guild at St. Nicholas Church and member of St. Johns Golden Agers all of Perryopolis, Pa. She is survived by three sisters: Catherine Molish of Camp Verde, Ariz., Ann Graham of College Park, Md., and Sophia Molish of Uniontown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roman Olson, four sisters, Margaret Civit, Helen Kovach, Ann Kovinka and Mary Dawn Molish and one brother, Michael Molish. Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 305 Rear Independence Street, Perryopolis, Pa., today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. where a Panachida Service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. followed by Funeral Liturgy at 11:30 a.m. in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Perryopolis. The Rev. Father Robert Halus Celebrant. Entombment will be in Mon-Valley Memorial Park, Donora, Pa. Parastas Service will be held today at 7 p.m. in the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Perryopolis Senior Citizen Center, Perryopolis.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 21, 2009

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Olaf OLSON ( -1960)

Olaf Olson
Dies At 90

   Olaf J. Olson, 90, of 36 Prospect St., Uniontown, died in the Uniontown Nursing and Convalescent Home Sunday evening. He was a retired local building contractor and a member of the Central Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma, in 1925. Surviving are the following children: Clarence, Tarentum; Edwin, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Carl and Russell, both of New York City; Robert, Utica, N. Y.; Gilbert, Firegaugh, Calif.; Marie Dudley, Elkhart, Ind.; Dorothy Caton, of Uniontown; and 18 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. One brother, Carl Olson in Sweden also survives. Friends will be received in the Johnson Funeral Home after noon Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 12, 1960, page 12, column 1


OLSON, OLAF I.— Aged 90, 36 Prospect St., Uniontown, died Sunday evening, December 11, 1960 in the Uniontown Convalescent & Nursing Home. He was a retired building contractor and a member of the Central Christian Church. He is survived by these children: Clarence, Tarentum; Edwin, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Carl and Russell, both of New York City; Robert, Utica, N. Y.; Gilbert, Firegaugh, Calif.; Marie Dudley, Elkhart, Ind.; Dorothy Caton, of Uniontown; and eighteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one brother, Carl, resides in Sweden. Friends will be received in the J. Harry Johnston & Sons Mortuary, 65 N. Gallatin Ave., where services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. The Dr. Earl P. Confer will officiate. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 13, 1960, page 18, column 8

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

Seeking to escape the torrid heat yesterday, Bruno Olzesky, 15, of Brier Hill, was drowned in the reservoir near his home shortly before noon while he and a party of friends were swimming.
The youngster, a graduate of Redstone Township Junior High school at the last term, was just learning to swim.  He got beyond his depth and disappeared from view in approximately nine feet of water.
His friends tried frantically to rescue him.
Two members of the crowd that gathered on the bank started diving for the drowned boy.  The body was recovered in about eight minutes. In the meantime a call had been sent for the Brownsville Fire Department's pulmotor and it was rushed to the scene.  The firemen worked on the boy for an hour and a half in an effort to restore life but to no avail.  He was pronounced dead about 1:30 p.m.
Yesterday's was the third drowning in Fayette county this summer, a woman and girl having drowned while wading in the Monongahela river at Martin recently.
Bruno is survived by his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Molesky of House 54, Brier Hill.  A step-brother, Francis Molesky, also survives. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(Herald - July 9, 1937)


Charles Joseph OMLER (1912-1995)

Charles Joseph Omler

   Charles Joseph Omler, 82, of North Irwin and a native of Rillton died Thursday in Monsour Medical Center, Jeannette. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret Raling Omler; daughters, Carole R. Woolard of Fort Myers, Fla., and Debra J. Omler at home; a son, Gary C. Omler of Paintertown; two grandsons; one great-grandson; one great-granddaughter; brothers, Frank Omler of Greensburg, Clarence Omler of Latrobe, and James Omler of Herminie; sisters, Dorathy Beven of Greensburg and Betty Bullock of Mount Pleasant; nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the William Snyder Funeral Home, 521 Main St., Irwin, today until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– April 15, 1912
   Died—– March 9, 1995


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, March 1995

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Joseph J. ONDASH (1926-1997)

Joseph J. Ondash

   Joseph J. Ondash, 70, of Vestaburg, Pa, died Sunday, March 23, 1997, at 12:45 a.m. in the home of his sister and brother-in- law, Marjorie “Margie” and Al Campbell of Vestaburg. He was born August 27, 1926, in Gates, Fayette County, Pa., son of Stephen Ondash and Susan B. Check Ondash. He was a member of the parish of St. Oliver Plunkett, retired as a coal miner in 1981 from LTV Steel Corporation’s Vesta 5 mine, a member of UMWA Local 762 in Vestaburg, a veteran of World War II who served in the U.S. Navy and a member of Hanson-Cole American Legion Post 391 in Fredericktown. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and a member of V5 Camp in Endeavor, Pa. He is survived by one son, Joseph H. Ondash Jr. of Charles Town W.Va.; two granddaughters; Courtney Ondash and Kimberly Ondash; four brothers: John W. Ondash of Fredericktown, Pa., Stephen J. “Arky” Ondash Jr. of Vestaburg, Paul S. Ondash of Westland, Mich., and Edward F. Ondash of Streetsboro, Ohio; a sister, Marjorie “Margie” Campbell of Vestaburg; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, Fredericktown Hill; Fredericktown, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m. where a Blessing Service will be held Wednesday, March 26, at 10 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 10:30 a.m. in The Parish of St. Oliver Plunkett, St. Michael Archangel Church, Fredericktown, with Rev. Fr. Edward S. Litavec as celebrant. Interment will follow in Fredericktown Cemetery …. balance of obit is missing


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March 1997

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Mary ONDICH ( -1945)

MRS. MARY ONDICH

  SCOTTDALE, Apr. 2— Mrs. Mary Ondich, 59 years old, of West Overton, died at 6:30 o’clock Saturday evening at her home. She leaves one son and two daughters, George of North Scottdale, Mrs. Mary Matuschak of Youngstown, Ohio, and Miss Hannah at home. There are seven grandchildren. The funeral mass will be held at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning at the Visitation Church at Mount Pleasant. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 2, 1945, page 2, column 4

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bullet Michael ONDIK died in 1921. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(68)

MICHAEL ONDIK Obituary

The funeral of Mike Ondek (sic) will be held at the family residence on North Ave., tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock and at 9:00 in St John's Slavish Church in the West Side. Interment will be made in St. John's Cemetery.

_____________________________

Connellsville Daily Courier
September 22, 1921

B&O MAN KILLED AS WATER STRIKES LIVE WIRE
Unusual Accident This Morning At Ash Dump In Local Yards
Pulmotor Used In Vain
Extract:
Name: Mike Ondek (sic)
Age: 42 years old
Occupation: Laborer for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Cause of death: killed when he came in contact with a live wire while cleaning fires with a hose on the ash dump in the local yards.
Residence: Ondek (sic) lived at 505 North Avenue.

Connellsville Daily Courier
September 21, 1921


Sophie Staryarsky ONDREJKO ( -1996)

Sophie S. Ondrejko

   Sophie Staryarsky Ondrejko, 77, a lifelong resident of Hunker died Thursday, Dec. 26, 1996, in H.C. Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Charles R. Ondrejko; a son, Ronald Ondrejko, and a brother, Joe Staryarsky, both of Hunker; and six sisters: Vern Starenchack and Helen Staryarsky both of Hunker, Ann Starenchack of Youngwood, Katherine Sager of New Stanton, Margaret Pyda of Mount Pleasant, and Mrs. John (Betty) Sterba of Foxtown. Friends will be received in the Eugene G. Saloom Funeral Home Inc., 730 West Main St., Mount Pleasant, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 8:30 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1996

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

Susan Ondro, aged 22 years, four months, and 19 days, of Big Tree, at Ronco, died at 5:30 Saturday afternoon, in the Uniontown hospital after a brief illness of a complication of diseases.
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Anna Senyitko; step-father, George; one sister, Anna, and a brother George, and the following step-brothers and sisters, Stephen, Mary and John.
The body was removed from the Yoney funeral home, Masontown, to the family residence Sunday afternoon.  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.  Plans are incomplete.
(Newspaper dated 12 Sept 1938)


bullet Edward H. O'NEAL died in 1955. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(70)

EDWARD H. O'NEAL
Connellsville Daily Courier Dec. 08, 1955
Edward H. O'Neal, 83, of First street South Connellsville, died at 5:15 o'clock this morning in Connellsville State Hospital.
Born in Bedford Co. Nov. 14, 1872, he was the son of the late Emanuel ans Elizabeth Arnold O'Neal. He lived most of his life in the Connellsville area. Mr. O'Neal, a retired carpenter was a member of the Connellsville Local No. 221 Carpenters Union, for 50 years. He was a member of the First Methodist Church.Surviving are two sons, Harold D. of Akron, Ohio, and James D. of South Connellsville; a brother Charles A. of South Connellsville; five grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Seven sisters, two brothers and his wife perecceded him in death.
The funeral service will be heald at the Brooks Funeral Home in East Green St. at 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will take place in Hill Grove Cemetery.


Elizabeth O’NEAL ( -1931)

ELIZABETH O’NEAL

   Mrs. Elizabeth O’Neal, aged 84 years, one month and 27 days, widow of Henry O’Neal, died at 5:45 p.m., Friday, July 24, 1931, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. William Graupen, Crows Ferry. In addition to Mrs. Graupen the following children survive: Mrs. Robert Campbell, Fallen Timbers; Lee Crow of New Geneva and Charles Crow of Martin. Fourteen grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild also survive. The funeral party will meet at the Graupen residence Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., going from there to the Mount Moriah Baptist church where services will be conducted. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, July 25, 1931, page 11, column 2

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bullet Elizabeth Ellen O'NEAL died in 1933. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(70)

ELIZABETH ELLEN ARNOLD O'NEAL
An obituary for Elizabeth appeared in the Connellsville, PA, Daily Courier dated April 26, 1933
Mrs. Elizabeth O'Neal, 94 years old died at 12 o'clock midnight at the home in Atlas Ave. , South Connellsville. She was one of the oldest and best known residents of that community, and the widow of Emanuel O'Neal. She had not been in good health for four years.
She is survived by a large family of children . They include Mrs. Margaret Nave, and Mrs. Minnie Deremer, both of Bedford : Mrs. Sue Whip, and Mrs. Carrie Carbaugh, both of Johnstown: Mrs Etta Porter, Charles, Edward and John O'Neal, all of South Connellsville.
Funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home with Rev. E. A. Schultz, pastor of the United Brethren Church, officiating. Dr. R. Greham, payor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, will assist. Interment will be in Hill Grove Cemetery


bullet Emanuel O'NEAL died in 1898. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(70)

EMANUEL O'NEAL
Emanuel's obituary the Connellsville, PA, Courier February 14, 1898.
EMANUEL O'NEAL a prominent farmer of Connellsville township, aged 65 years died yesterday and will be buried from his home near Oliver Place tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. He leaves a wife and a large family of grown up children.

From Uniontown, PA Hearld Standard date February 15, 1898.
O'NEAL
At his home in Connellsville Township, Emanuel O Neal, aged 65 years, Sunday, February 13th aged 65 years. Deceased served in the Civil War in the 138th Pennsylvania Volunteers. He leaves his wife and eight children, five daughters and three sons.

Bedford County Pa Selected Newspaper Articles, From the Everett Republican
O'NEAL 16 Feb1898
Emmanuel O'Neal, a well known miller by trade died near Scotsdale PA, aged about 65 years. He was a brother of Bernard and Hezekiah O'Neal, both deceasedof Chaneysville PA .where they were raised. Mr O'Neal was an itinerant millerbeing a tenant of many of the mills in this county. He as born 1833 in Providence Twsp, Bedford County, Pa., and died February 13, 1898 in Connellseville Twp. Pa.


bullet George O. O'NEAL died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

George O. O'Neal Dies Early Today
Succumbs in Downer Ave.  Home After Illness.
George Orbin O'Neal, 70, brother of Deputy Sheriff Alf O'Neal and Henry O'Neal, died at 12:40 a.m. today at the home in 166 Downer avenue after a long illness.
He was one of Uniontown's most widely know residents.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret Shallenberger O'Neal; one daughter, Mrs. E. D. Daugherty of Canton, O.; a son, Eugene, at home; two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Johnson and Mrs. L. A. Moore and two brothers, Alfred and Henry.
The body was taken to the A. D. Ferguson funeral home and was to be returned to the residence this evening.
He was a member of the Steubenville, O., Lodge 45, F.&A.M. Union Chapter 15, R.A.M., and Union Council 2, R.&S.M.
(Standard - Nov. 23, 1938)


Henry O’NEIL ( -1869)

Died

  O'NEIL— Near Morris Cross Roads, Pa., June 14th, Mr. Henry O’Neil, aged 75 years.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Thursday, July 1, 1869, Vol. II, No. 25, page 3, column 5

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Henry O’NEAL ( -1906)

Funeral of Henry O’Neal

   The funeral of Henry O’Neal took place Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from his home in the McCormick addition, the services being in charge of Rev. J. W. Carpenter of the Christian church, assisted by Rev. J. J. Hill of the M. E. church. The deceased served in company K of the 116th and in the 85th Pennsylvania Regiments and a large number of his old comrades were present. The death of Mr. O’Neal leaves only 19 survivors of Company K of the 116th. The interment was in Oak Grove cemetery and the pallbearers were nephews of the deceased.


Morning News, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 19, 1906, Vol. 1, No. 13, page 2, column 4

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bullet John Harry (Dick) O'NEAL died in 1952. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(70)

JOHN H. O'NEAL
Connellsville Daily courier Oct. 03, 1952
John Harry (Dick) O'Neal 77, of Fourth street, South Connellsville, died at his home at 6 o'clock Thursday evening after an illness of two years
He was born in Bedford county August 10, 1875, a son of the late Emanuel and Elizabeth Ellen Arnold O'Neal. He lived nearly all his life in the South Connellsville area.
Deceased was a carpenter by trade, a member of United Brotherhood of Carpenter and Joiners, Local No. 321 and General Worth Lodge No. 36, I.O.O.F. He was also a member of the South Connellsville Assembly of God Church.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs Elizabeth Jane Thomas O'Neal; two sons Harry of Mt. Pleasant and Charles of Adelaide; three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Pritchard and Mrs. Mary Bruce of South Connellsville and Mrs. Olive Means of Crossland Station; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Charles and Edward of South Connellsville. A son George, preceded him in death in February 1947.
The body was taken to the Brooks Funeral Home in 204 West Green St. There will be a prayer service there at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon followed by additional rites at 2:30 o'clock in the South Connellsville Assembly Of God Church with Rev. E.J. Hatchner, pastor, officiating, Interment will be in Hill Grove Cemetery,


bullet Catherine B. O'NEIL died in 1932. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Word has been received here of the death, in Longbottom, Ohio, Thursday morning, December 15, 1932, of Mrs. Catherine Bowman O'Neil, at the age of 84 years, 10 months and seven days.  She was a native of Fayette county having been born February 8, 1848.  On November 18, 1867, she was married to William O'Neil who preceded her in death in April 1928.  She became a member of the Church of Christ here, November 11, 1873.  Early in 1885 the O'Neil's established their residence in Meigs county, Ohio, where they resided until called by death.
Surviving are three sons and five daughters:  Guy O'Neil, Mrs. H. Shaw and Mrs. R. O. Rose, of Montana; Frank and Oliver O'Neil, of Pennsylvania; Mrs. J. B. Gandee, of Racine, Ohio; Mrs. C. B. Haymen and Mrs. J. S. Hilton, of Longbottom; and one brother, E. O. Bowman, of Smithfield, pa.  Two children, Caroline and Thomas O'Neil also preceded her in death.
Funeral services were solemnized Saturday, December 17, with burial near Longbottom.


bullet Mrs. Elizabeth O'NEIL died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

The Brownsville Telegraph
Saturday, March 7, 1931
 
Mrs. Elizabeth O'Neil of Fayette City Dies
 
Fayette City, Mar. 7. - Mrs. Elizabeth O'Neil, 83, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ida McLaughlin, Cook street, at 5:25 a. m. today. She had been bedfast for the last two weeks following a paralytic attack. Funeral service has not been arranged. 


bullet Mrs. Elnora Hamilton Wilson O'NEIL died in 1912. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)
The Charleroi Mail
November 7, 1912
 
Mrs. Elnora Hamilton Wilson O'Neil, aged 54, wife of Samuel O'Neil of 322 Amber street, Pittsburgh, died Tuesday at the Allegheny General Hospital after an illness of about three weeks.  She was born in Fayette City, Pa., a daughter of Samuel Hamilton.  She was married to Mr. O'Neil in 1898, and had resided in Pittsburgh 10 years.  Mrs. O'Neil was a member of the Fayette City Methodist Church.  Her husband, one son and one brother, Capt. John P. Hamilton of Monongahela, survive.  Mrs. O'Neil was a neice of Mrs. L. R. Walters of Charleroi.


bullet Henry O'NEIL died in 1869. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

O'NEIL—Near Morris Cross Roads, Pa., June 14th, Mr. Henry O'Neil, aged 75 years.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. July 1, 1869.


bullet John Wesley O'NEIL died in 1902. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

The Elizabeth Herald, Elizabeth, Allegheny County, PA - April 17, 1902
John Wesley O'Neil
 
John W. O'Neil died at his home in Fayette City on Wednesday, April 10 in his 44th year.  His death resulted from pneumonia, with which he was ill but a short time.  He was the son of the late John Nixon O'Neil who operated a coal mine at Coal Valley for many years but previously lived at West Elizabeth where the subject of this sketch was born.  He had lived in Fayette City almost 15 years, and was a justice of the peace there.  He is survived by his widow and five children.  The burial was on Saturday. 


bullet Martha Lloyd O'NEIL died in 1895. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

Elizabeth Herald - January 25, 1895
Martha Lloyd O'Neil
 
Mrs. Martha O'Neil died at Fayette City, of typhoid fever, on Saturday, Jan. 19, aged 50 years.  She was the wife of Samuel O'Neil, and for many years lived at Coal Valley, where she was well and favorably known.


bullet John O'NELL died in 1941. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(104)

The Grim Reaper
John O'Nell, 80 years old, well known wagonmaker and blacksmith of Bullskin Twp., died 8:30 o'clock this morning at his home at Rich Hill after a lingering illness. Mr. O'Nell was born in Philipstad, Sweden in 1860, and came to America in 1880, going to Oil City to visit relatives. His first work was at Reno, near Oil City, where he was employed in a cooper shop as a barrel maker for an oil company. Later he came to Connellsville and worked for a short time in the mines at Jimtown. He then bought a farm at Rich Hill and engaged in making wagons and bobsleds until this winter when he was unable to continue his occupation because of illness. He was married to Miss Margaret McMannis of Bullskin Twp., near Breakneck. Her death occured Nov. 12, 1939. In his boyhood days, Mr. O'Nellunited with a Luthern church in Sweden. Surviving chrildren are: Robert O'Nell of Connellsville, Edward O'Nell of Cumberland, Md., Mrs Nannis Carlson of Pittsburgh, Mrs. William Baff of Beverly Hills, Ca
 l., and Mrs. Hazel Kimmel of Connellsville. Also surviving are 23 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the family home. Burial will be in Rich Hill Cemetery.
March 31, 1941 Daily Courier Connellsville, PA


bullet Mrs. Margaret McManis O'NELL died in 1939. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(104)

Mrs. John O'Nell's Funeral
The funeral service for Mrs. Margaret Jane O'Nell, 75 years old, wife of John O'Nell of Rich Hill, Bullskin Twp., will be held at the home at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. A.R. Mansberger, pastor of the Central Methodist Church of Connellsville, officiating. Burial will be made in Rich Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. O'Nell's death occured at 7:10 o'clock Sundat evening at her home in Bullskin Twp. where she had lived most of her life. Surviving in addition to her husband are five children;Edward of Cumberland, Md., Mrs. Nannie Carlson of Pittsburgh, Mrs. William Baff of Beverly Hills, Ca., Robert of Connellsville, RD 1, and Mrs. Clyde Kimmel of Connellsville. She also leaves 22 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and these sisters and brother; Mrs. Ella Moreland of Connellsville, Mrs. Elizabeth Reed of Hazelwood, and J. M. McManis.
Tuesday Nov. 14, 1939 Daily Courier Connellsville, PA


Anna E. Kostelnik ONUSKO ( -1995)

Anna E. Onusko

   Anna E. (Kostelnik) Onusko, 92, of Connellsville, died Thursday, July 20, 1995, in Uniontown, Hospital. She is survived by a son, Eugene E. and wife, Hilda M. of Connellsville, with whom she made her home for 10 years; a daughter, Mrs. Charles P. (Dorothy) Mayercheck of Cyprus, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Michael Kostelnik of Connellsville, Joseph of Euclid, Ohio and Anthony of Connellsville. Friends will be received in the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home, Inc., 418 North Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, Saturday, July 22, from 3 to 9 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Monday until 9:30 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1995

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Gabriel ONUSKO, Sr. (1929-1989)

   Gabriel Onusko, Sr., age 60 of Cemetery Road, Perryopolis, R. D. 1, died Wednesday, October 23, 1989 in the South Hills Health System, Jefferson Center. A son of the late Michael and Mary Matway Onusko, he was born in Perry Township March 8, 1929. A member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Greek Catholic Church in Perryopolis. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was employed as a laboratory technician for the Westinghouse Corp at Large, Pa. He is survived by his widow, Jean Lattanzi Oneusko and three children; Gabriel, Jr., Michael and Rose Onuesko Hough. Internment in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Perryopolis.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, October, 1989

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John ONUSKO (1910-1989)

   John Onusko, age 78, of 608 E. Murphy avenue, Connellsville, died in Fayette Health Care Center, Uniontown, January 22, 1989. A son of the late Joseph Onesko, Sr. and Maria Kalman Onusko he was born in Dunbar April 15, 1910 a retired maintenance worker with the Ames Department Store, formerly employed by the Premiata Macroni Co. A member of St John the Evangelist R C Church, Connellsville. A veteran of WW II. He is survived by two children Josep,h Jr., and Lorraine. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary C. Hrimnock Onusko in 1969. Internment in St Johns Cemetery.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, January, 1989

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Patricia J. ONUSKO (1928-2011)

   Patricia J. Onusko, age 82, of Perryopolis, PA, passed away Monday, April 11, 2011. She was born November 25, 1928, at Scottdale, PA, the daughter of the late Elmer and Emma Fretts Sanders. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Perryopolis, PA, Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Gold Star Post 7023 also of Perryopolis, PA. Patricia is survived by her husband, John Onusko, Jr, one daughter, Lana Godla and husband, Gary of Perryopolis, PA and one son, Scott Onusko and wife, Lita of St. Petersburg, FL. She was the proud grandmother of four: Melissa Edery, Ashley Godla, Joshua Onusko and Garret Onusko. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death one brother, Wayne Sanders. Friends will be received in the BLAIR- LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 305 Rear Independence Street, Perryopolis, PA, Thursday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 PM. On Friday from 9 to 10 AM, the hour of service in the First Christian Church, Perryopolis, PA. Pastor Edward Arbogast, Jr. will officiate. Interment will be held in the St. Nicholas Cemetery, Perryopolis, PA.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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Susanna Boytim ONUSKO (1913-1996)

Susanna Onusko

   Susanna Boytim Onusko, 82, of Mount Pleasant R.D. 4 and formerly of Hecla died Saturday, May 18, in Oak Hill Nursing Center, Greensburg. She is survived by two children, Judith A. Long and husband, Dean A. Long, of North Canton, Ohio, and John C. Onusko and wife, Kathleen Bando Onusko, of Mount Pleasant, two sisters, her twin sister Anna Adam of Greensburg R.D. and Elizabeth Hinger of Latrobe, and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Jay A. Hoffer Funeral Home, Norvelt, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 9 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– July 23, 1913
   Died—– May 18, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1996

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Irene Josephine OPALINSKI ( -1949)

OPALINSKI, MRS. IRENE JOSEPHINE, aged 30, of 209 Graff St., Everson, died Saturday afternoon, March 19, 1949, in her home following a lingering illness. Surviving are her husband, Joseph S. Opalinski, Jr., one daughter, Barbara Ann, at home; her mother, Mrs. Barbara Stanblesky of Uniontown; five sisters, Mrs. Michael Salutrik, Mrs. Sophia Kashmercheck, of Uniontown; Mrs. Sadie Cieslak, Miss Helen Stanblesky, of Cleveland, O.; Mrs. Lottie Wheeler of San Francisco, Calif.; five brothers, Edward, Robert, Raymond and Fred Stanblesky of Uniontown, Matthew Stanblesky, of Cleveland, O. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 o’clock Wednesday morning, March 23, in St. Joseph’s R. C. church, Everson, with Rev. Ft. Anthony J. Politowski officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery, under the direction of the Ferguson Funeral Home, Scottdale.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, March 22, 1949, page 16, column 2

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Louis OPPERMAN ( -1906)

Louis Opperman

  Connellsville, April 10— Louis Opperman, constable of the First ward, died at his home on Fairview avenue last night after a week’s illness of pneumonia. The deceased was 38 years old and had served one term as constable and was a few months ago appointed constable of the First ward. A wife and one child survive, also a daughter by a former marriage.


Morning News, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 11, 1906, vol. 1, No. 6, page 3, column 1

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Kathleen OPPERMANN (1907-1995)

KATHLEEN OPPERMANN

   Kathleen Oppermann, 87, of 600 East Washington Ave., Connellsville, died Tuesday, June 12, 1995, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born Oct. 31, 1907, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late James J. and Anna O’Donnell Dougherty. She was a graduate of Connellsville High School Class of 1926 and of Marymount College in New York. She was a member of the Hospital Club of Connellsville, the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church and its Christian Mothers. She is survived by a son, Henry J. Oppermann Jr. and wife, Beverly of Connellsville; three daughters, Mrs. William (Suzanne) Coleman of Connellsville, Mrs. Daniel A. (Kay) Reilly of Chantilly, Va., and Miss Nancy Oppermann of Alexandria, Va.; the following grandchildren, William Coleman and wife Denise Fox Coleman, Mary Ann Bauer and husband William, Nancy Moser and husband Kerry, John Coleman and wife Susan, Joanne Oppermann, Carolyn Oppermann and Daniel A. Reilly Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Page Fox Coleman and Taylor Nicole Bauer. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry J. Oppermann Sr., on Sept. 28, 1980; a brother, James J. Dougherty, on April 30, 1977; and a sister, Nell Schell. Friends will be received at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where a blessing service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Roman Church with the Rev. Michael Sciberras as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. A … (balance of obit is missing).


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

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Anna OPPMAN (1892-1893)

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

Anna Oppman

White, female, 14 months old
   Born—– July, 1892, German Hill
   Died—– September 11, 1893, German Hill
   Cause of death– Pneumonia, sick 2 weeks
   Buried– Pennsville
   Father– Phillip Oppman
   Mother– Maggie Oppman


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 124

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Edward D. OPPMAN (1933-1996)

Edward D. Oppman

   Edward D. Oppman, 63, of Buckeye St., Connellsville, died Friday, Oct. 25, 1996, at home. He was born June 21, 1933, in Connellsville, Pa., the son of Henry P. and Anna Marie Duncan Oppman Sr. He was a member of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church and its Holy Name Society, Elks Aerie 503, and Knights of Columbus Council 948 all in Connellsville. He was employed with and part owner of Oppman Auto Parts Company for 42 years, a graduate of Connellsville High School in the Class of 1952, and a veteran of the Korean War who served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ursula Murtha Oppman whom he married Sept. 1, 1956; four sons: Joseph E. Oppman and his wife, Jan, of Connellsville, Michael R. Oppman and his wife, Estella, of Masontown, James P. Oppman of Hermitage, Pa., and Christopher H. Oppman of Pittsburgh; a daughter, Marianne Hammaker of Connellsville; and six grandchildren: Janae and Krista Hammaker, Lisa, Daniel, Brennan, and Nicholas Oppman. He was predeceased by his parents, one brother, Henry P. Oppman Jr. in 1990, and one grandson, Justin Hammaker in 1980. Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 East Green St., Connellsville, today from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where a Blessing Service will be held Monday, Oct. 28, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception R. C. Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Fr. Michael J. Sciberras as Celebrant. Committal Service and interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Brookvale.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1996

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Henry P. OPPMAN (1902-1974)

Henry P. Oppman,
Well-Known Local
Businessman, Dies

   One of Connellsville’s leading businessmen and well-known residents, Henry P. Oppman, died Friday while at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. Oppman, 72, resided at 108 Breakneck Ave., at the time of his death. He was born March 10, 1902, in Connellsville, a son of the late Philip and Margaret Amhrine Oppman. In his earlier years, Mr. Oppman had been a machinist with the Connellsville Dye and Metal Stamping Company. He later became associated with the Oppman Auto Parts Company where he had worked for the past 46 years. He had been president of the Oppman Auto Parts Company since 1953, operating stores in Connellsville, Scottdale and Mount Pleasant. He was a member and past exalted ruler of the B. & O. of Elks, No. 503, and had also served on its house committee and as a trustee. He was active as Boy Scout Committee member and a member of the I. C. Booster Club. He was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception and its Holy Name Society. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Marie Duncan Oppman; two sons, Henry P. Oppman Jr. and Edward D. Oppman, of Connellsville; eight grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Forsythe of Connellsville. He was predeceased by four brothers, August, Joseph, Andrew and Leo, and three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, Mrs. Alma Bulebush and Mrs. Florence Kreinbrook.


OPPMAN— Friends of Henry P. Oppman of 108 Breakneck Ave., Connellsville, who died Friday, Aug. 2, 1974, may call at the Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, after 7 p.m. today. A requiem high mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Church of the Immaculate Conception with the Msgr. John L. Garred as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. The C. D. of A. No. 260 will join in the parish rosary at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, and the B. P. O. of Elks No 503 will conduct a ritual service at 9 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, August 3, 1974, page 9, columns 2 & 7

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Margretta OPPMAN ( -1932)

OPPMAN SERVICES

   Funeral services for Mrs. Margretta Oppman, 72, who died Saturday morning in her home in Breakneck road, Connellsville, will be held this morning at 9 o’clock with requiem high mass in the Immaculate Conception R. C. church of Connellsville. Rev. Fr. Henry Geibel will conduct the mass. Her death was caused by a lingering illness.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 27, 1932, page 12, column 1

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Mark R. OPPMAN (1958-2010)

   Mark R. Oppman, 51, of Greensburg, died Monday, June 7, 2010, at his home. He was born June 27, 1958, in Connellsville, a son of Mercedes (Randolph) Oppman, of Connellsville, and the late Henry P. Oppman Jr. He had been the manager of Car Quest in Latrobe. Mark was an avid pool player and bowler. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jennifer Oppman. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his companion, Jody L. Piovesan, of Greensburg; a brother, Henry P. Oppman III, of Connellsville; a nephew, Chad McKenzie and his wife, Jill, of Mill Run; a niece, Kelly Henry and her husband, Donnie, of Ligonier; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. William A. Waugh officiating. Interment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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Mary Noska ORANGE (1907-1994)

Mary Orange

   Mary Noska Orange, 89, of Jeannette and a native of Czechoslovakia died Friday in Hempfield Manor, Greensburg. She is survived by two children, Mrs. Helen Orange Brigode and Edward Orange both of Jeannette; two brothers, Joseph G. Noska of Vestaburg and Frank Noska of Bedford, Ohio; a sister, Rose Marie Ricciuti of Vestaburg; five grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. Services and interment were held Monday. Arrangements were under direction of the John V. Graziano Funeral Home Inc., 228 North Second St., Jeannette.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– November 17, 1907
   Died—– September 2, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1994

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Ellen ORBIN ( -1906)

Mrs. Ellen Orbin

  Dawson, Pa., April 16— Mrs. Ellen Orbin, 83 years old, the oldest resident of Dawson, dropped dead today. She was a native of Rising Sun, Ind., but had spent almost her entire life in Fayette county. She is survived by these children: Mrs. Henry Purucker, of McKeesport, Henry Orbin, of Vanderbilt, Pa., and Miss Emma Orbin, of Dawson.


Morning News, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 18, 1906, Vol. I, No. 12, page 2, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Martha Wagner ORBIN ( -1919)

MRS. BENJAMIN ORBIN

   Mrs. Benjamin Orbin, 66 years old, died this morning at the home of her son Jesse Orbin in Uniontown, following a lingering illness. The deceased was born at Searights, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wagner, and spent most of her life with her son in Uniontown. She was a widow of Benjamin Orbin of Broad Ford. One daughter, Mrs. Lilly Marshall, , South Connellsville, and one son, Jesse, Uniontown, and the following brothers and sisters survive: Ellis A. Wagner, Connellsville; George, Dunbar; Samuel, Youngstown, O.; Paris Wagner and Mrs. Benton Miller, Alliance, O., and Mrs. John Henry, Hudson. The funeral will be Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Orbin home in Mount Union avenue, Uniontown, with interment in Hill Grove cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, June 19, 1919, page 2, column 4

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Barbara Jane ORNDORFF StonePhoto  (1940-2006)

Barbara Jane Orndorff
Ohiopyle

Barbara Jane Orndorff, 65, of Ohiopyle, entered into the gates of heaven triumphantly on June 25, 2006, while hospitalized at The Uniontown Hospital. She was born July 23, 1940, at Chalk Hill, a daughter of the late Earl Bryner and Mary Thompson Bryner. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by an infant sister, Frances Bryner, and a sister, Madlyn Fike. Barbara is survived by her husband, Lynn Orndorff, with whom she celebrated 44 years of marriage on June 2, 2006; a son, Tim F. Orndorff and wife Janie, of Scottdale; a daughter, Cindy Orndorff Steyer and husband Jeffrey, of Ohiopyle; grandchildren, Dawn Garlick, Josh Orndorff, Jennifer Steyer and Matthew Steyer and her great granddaughter, Kristin Aubrie Garlick; two sisters, Lula Miller and Patricia Atkinson and a brother, Gerald Bryner, all of Chalk Hill, and many nieces and nephews. Barbara was retired from Presley Ridge Wilderness School where she was head cook for many years. Planting flowers and working in her garden were some of her favorite pastimes. Her greatest joy was to spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchild. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Farmington, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and until 11 a.m. Thursday, the hour of the service with the Rev. Fr. George Saletrik officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, June 27, 2006

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Elwood H. ORNDORFF Stone  (1917-1971)

ELWOOD H. ORNDORFF

   Elwood H. Orndorff, 54, of Ohiopyle, was dead on arrival at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Uniontown Hospital. He was born Aug. 27, 1917 at Ohiopyle, the son of the late Harlan H. and Laura Wolfe Orndorff. He was a lifelong resident of Ohiopyle, and had been an active sandlot baseball player for many years in that area. He was a member of the Ohiopyle Grange, and had been machine foreman for the Western Maryland Railroad for the past 30 years. He was a member of the Ohiopyle United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Schaefer Orndorff; five sons, Richard H. to Twinsburg, Ohio, Lynne and Ross of Ohiopyle, Ray of Mill Run, and Charles A. of Greensburg; five grandchildren; two brothers, Bert of South Connellsville, J. C. of Ohiopyle and one sister, Mrs. L. O. (Edna) Burke of South Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, October 23, 1971, page 11, column 7

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George W. ORNDORFF ( -1916)

GEORGE W. ORNDORFF

   George W. Orndorff died Saturday night at his home in South Connellsville following an illness of pneumonia. Funeral tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family residence in Pittsburgh street. Rev. Conley, pastor of the South Connellsville Evangelical Church, will officiate. Mr. Orndorff was 68 years old, and had been a resident of Connellsville for over 13 years. He was a teamster and for a number of years was employed by the South Connellsville Lumber Company. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Ada, Maude, Margaret, Shriver, and Stewart, at home; Smith Orndorff, of Uniontown; Mrs. Edward McShane, of McKeesport; Mrs. Henry Carson, of South Connellsville; Mrs. C. A. Morgan, of Detroit, Mich., and Max Orndorff, of Connellsville. Deceased was a member of the First Baptist Church.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 24, 1916, page 2, column 2

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Harlan H. ORNDORFF died in 1918.

Policeman Harlan H. Orndorff of Ohiopyle, who died Saturday at the Cottage State Hospital as the result of a motorcycle accident, left a wife, Mrs. Laura Orndorff and four children, Beulah, Albert, Judson and Elwood. His father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Orndorff of Ohiopyle and the following brothers and sisters also survive: Mrs. Jack Kennedy, Ohiopyle; Mrs. G. W. VanNosdeln, Baltimore, Md.; Joseph Orndorff, Ohiopyle; Stephen Orndorff, Hagerstown, Md.; Thomas Orndorff, Ohiopyle; Harry Orndorff, Connellsville; and Shriver Orndorff, Ohiopyle. The funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Ohiopyle with Rev. H. G. Trimmer officiating. Interment was made in Sugar Grove Cemetery. The deceased was 39 years old.

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Connellsville Daily Courier, June 1, 1918


Irene M. ORNDORFF (1916-2005)

Irene M. Orndorff
Connellsville

Irene M. Orndorff, 88, of Connellsville, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, in Lint's Personal Care Home, Dunbar Township. She was born Oct. 16, 1916, in Somerset County, a daughter of the late Edward M. and Estella Sturtz Blubaugh. Irene was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1934. Prior to her retirement she, along with her husband, Robert, operated Edenbo Sporting Goods Store in Connellsville, for 33 years. Irene was a member of the Connellsville Senior Tigers for 27 years and was very active at the Connellsville Senior Citizens Center where she served as treasurer for a number of years. She was also a member of the Yough Indian Bowling League for many years. Irene was a member of the Albright United Methodist Church in South Connellsville. Irene is survived by her loving daughter, Shirley Doernte, and her husband, Harry, of Poquoson, Va.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Wright, of Markleysburg and Jean Augustine and her husband, Edgar, of Addison. In addition to her parents, Irene was predeceased by her husband, Robert M. Orndorff and a brother, George Blubaugh. Family and friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Byron Tate Fulton officiating. Interment will be in the Addison Cemetery, Somerset County. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to the Connellsville Senior Citizens Center, 100 E. Fayette St., Connellsville, Pa., 15425, in memory of Irene M. Orndorff. To sign the online guest registry, please log onto www.brooksfuneralhomes.com


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, February 24, 2005

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Lynn E. ORNDORFF StonePhoto  (1942-2008)

Lynn E. Orndorff
Ohiopyle

Lynn Emery Orndorff, 66, of Ohiopyle, entered peacefully into Heaven's Gates Thursday, June 26, 2008, after a courageous battle against acute respiratory distress syndrome, with his family by his side as he made his peaceful journey. He was born March 1, 1942, in Confluence, a son of Margaret "Peg" Scheafer Orndorff, of Ohiopyle, and the late Elwood Orndorff. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his beloved wife, Barbara Bryner Orndorff, in June 2006; a brother, Stanley Ross Orndorff; and a niece, Denise Orndorff. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his children, Tim F. Orndorff and wife, Janie, of Scottdale, and Cindy L. Steyer and husband, Jeff, of Ohiopyle; grandchildren, PFC Joshua Orndorff, Dawn (Garlick) Firestone, Jennifer Steyer, Matthew Steyer and Devon Orndorff; great-granddaughter, Kristin Garlick; three brothers, Richard Orndorff and wife, Judy, of Tallahassee, Fla., Ray Orndorff and wife, Sharon, of Mill Run, and Charles Orndorff and wife, Mary Ann, of Greensburg; several nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Sarann Grover, of Ohiopyle. Lynn graduated from Penn State University with a BS degree in nuclear engineering and was employed with Westinghouse until his retirement in 1996. He then worked for PTI Transport in Connellsville. He loved politics, the stock market and gardening and loved spending time with his family and friends. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Farmington, and until the hour of service at 11 a.m. Monday with Father George Saletrick officiating.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, June 28, 2008

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Ross ORNDORFF (1943-1996)

Ross Orndorff

   Ross Orndorff, 52, of Ohiopyle, died suddenly Monday, June 3, 1996. He was born July 30, 1943, in Confluence, a son of Margaret Schaefer Orndorff of Ohiopyle and the late Elwood Orndorff. He was a member of Ohiopyle United Methodist Church, a 1961 graduate of South Union Senior High School and a 1968 graduate of West Virginia University. He was a teacher at Uniontown Area High School where he taught health. He was also a member of the King’s Mt. Golf League. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Linda (Thompson) Orndorff; three children, Beth, Denise and Kris Orndorff, all at home; and four brothers, Richard of Wake Forest, N.C., Lynn of Ohiopyle, Ray “Bug” of Mill Run and Charles of Greensburg. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Terry Collins and the Rev. Arthur Gotjen officiating. Interment will be in Christ Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of …. balance of obit is missing


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1996

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Wilfred D. ORR, Sr. (1916-1996)

Wilfred D. Orr, Sr.

   Wilfred D. Orr, Sr., 80, of Maple Road, Lorain, Ohio, formerly of Morgantown, W.Va., died Monday, April 8, 1996, in Elyria Memorial Hospital, Elyria, Ohio. He was born on Feb. 7, 1916, at Wilbur, W.Va., the son of the late William and Edna Pratt Orr. He was formerly employed by Gutta’s Greenhouse, where he worked for many years. Mr. Orr was a veteran of World War II in which he served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by a son, Wilfred D. (Butch) Orr Jr., of Lorain, Ohio; one daughter, Diane E. Holbert of Uniontown, Pa.; one stepson, Harold (Sonny) Zupper of Spraggs, Pa.; three stepdaughters, Dora Schaffer of Lorain, Ohio, Nancy Wolfe and Penny Zupper, both of Allentown, Pa.; three sisters, Betty Jo Bennett of Akron, Ohio, Edwina Bonnell of West Union, W.Va., and Doris Bradford of Lancaster, Ohio; six grandchildren; 16 step grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; and several step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Zupper Orr in 1965. Friends may call at the HASTINGS FUNERAL HOME, 153 Spruce St., Morgantown, W.Va., today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held, at the funeral home, Thursday April 11, 1996, at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Andrew Hobbs officiating. Burial will follow at the East Oak Grove Cemetery. V.F.W. Post 548 will conduct military rites at the cemetery on Thursday.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1996

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Mary Ellen ORRIS (1936-1995)

Mary Ellen Orris

   Mary Ellen Orris, 59, of West Brownsville, Pa., died Thursday, June 15, 1995, in LaFayette Manor. She was born on Feb. 24, 1936, in Blainesburg, Pa., daughter of Elizabeth King Parsons of West Brownsville and the late Nicholas Orris. Besides her Mother she is survived by a brother, Nicholas Orris Jr., of Coal Center, Pa., and several nieces and nephews. Friends were received in the ANDREW J. SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa., on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., where services will be held today at 1 p.m., with Kevin Gillis of the Jehovah Witnesses officiating.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

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George ORROS ( -1921)

Two Die From Burns

   Burns resulted in the death of two patients at the Brownsville General hospital last night. They were Mrs. Peter Ocober, 36 years old, of Tower Hill and George Orros, three and one-half years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Orros, of near Brownsville. Mrs. Ocober was burned when she upset a lamp at their home about two weeks ago, and the Orros child was scalded when he fell into a pail of hot water.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, October 19, 1921, page 1, column 2

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Chauncey M. ORTON ( -1923)

CHANCEY M. ORTON

   Chauncey M. Orton, 72 years old, died Sunday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. L. Ritts, 935 Ramsey street, Wilkinsburg. He was born in North Coshocton, N. Y., and had lived in the Pittsburg district 22 years. For several years he had been employed by the H. C. Frick Coke Company at Scottdale. He was a member of Lodge No. 121, F. & A. M. of Glen Falls, N. Y., and the Mifflin Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church of Wilkinsburg. He leaves three sons, Chauncey C. Orton of Dayton, Ohio; William V. Orton of Wilkinsburg, and Clyde H. Orton of Warren, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Ritts; a brother, Stephen W. Orton of Fullerton, Cal.; a sister, Mrs. A. B. Cameron, of Lansing, Mich., and six grandchildren.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, March 8, 1923, page 6, column 1

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bullet John ORWICK died in 1863. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

ORWICK--May 10th, John Orwick, in Bullskin tp., aged about 55 years.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. June 18, 1863.
Vol. 3, No. 19, Pg. 3, Col. 3.


bullet Amelia A. OSBORN died in 1893. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

OSBORN, AMELIA A.
Courier 11-10-1893


bullet Charley Blakely OSBORN died in 1874. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

Osborn—Nov. 3rd, of congestion of the brain, Charley Blakely, son of A.L. and M.E. Osborn, aged one year and ten months.
American Standard. Nov. 12, 1874.


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

Rowes Run, Jan. 15 - David Osborne, 73-year-old resident of Grindstone, succumbed to a heart attack early Wednesday morning.  His body was discovered when a neighbor called to arouse him to serve a customer at his gas station.
Mr. Osborne was the proprietor of the gas station along the Grindstone road known as "Mink Slide Inn" and just recently built a new establishment.  He is well known by all those living in this vicinity having lived here for a number of years.
He is survived by his wife, daughter and son.
(Standard - Jan. 15, 1938)


Ellen OSBORNE ( -1919)

MRS. Ellen OSBORNE

   Following an illness of paralysis, Mrs. Ellen Osborne, 64 years old, died Saturday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nora Brown at Dunbar. The funeral will be from the Brown home tomorrow morning at 10:30 o’clock, with Rev. W. H. McKlveen officiating. Interment will be in Mount Auburn cemetery, Dunbar. Mrs. Osborne’s home was in Uniontown and since last December she had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Brown. She is survived by the following children: Harry, James and Earl Osborne, all of Uniontown, Mrs. Lida Waychoffe, Johnstown, and Mrs. Nora Brown, Dunbar. Two sisters, Mrs. Caroline Sapper of Uniontown and Mrs. Nancy Martin of Dunbar; one brother, James B. Nabors of Point Marion, and ten grandchildren also survive.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, February 17, 1919, page 2, column 5

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Jane Gregory OSBORNE Stone  (1789-1870)

  DEATH OF AN AGED LADY: Mrs. Osborn, of Menallen township, who has been sick for a number of months, died on the 20th of March inst., at the advanced age of eighty two years. She was a very marked Christian lady, and highly esteemed by all who knew her. Her remains were deposited in the Grace Church burial ground, and were followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of citizens and friends.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 7, 1870, Vol. III, No. 13, page 3, column 1

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Mary Etta OSBORNE died in 1934. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Mary Etta Osborne, wife of H. F. Osborne, died Saturday morning at the family residence in Upper Middletown from a complication of diseases.  She was a daughter of the late W. B. Frost.
Mrs. Osborne is survived by her husband and the following children: William, of South Heights, Pa.; Harold, of Van Voorhis, W. Va.; and Glenn, at home.  Mrs. Osborne was 73 years old.
Surviving brothers and sisters include Mrs. Laura Stacey of Charleroi; Mrs. Eva Newcomer, Uniontown; Mrs. Emma Deffenbaugh, Balsinger; Blanche Frost, Uniontown; Elda Leighty, Uniontown; Frank Frost of Dunbar, and William Frost of Pittsburgh.  Five grandchildren also survive.
Short services will be conduced at the home Monday afternoon at two o'clock followed by addition services in the Upper Middletown M. E. church and burial in the church cemetery.
(Genius - October 20, 1934)


William OSBORNE ( -1924)

WILLIAM OSBORNE

   William Osborne, 55 years old, of Fairchance, died at the Uniontown Hospital Friday night at 11 o’clock following a short illness. He is survived by two sisters and two brothers.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, October 2, 1924, page 6, column 5

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Anthony OSHINSKY ( -1938)

ANTHONY OSHINSKY

   Anthony Oshinsky, aged 67, a resident of Fayette county over 30 years, died at 6 o’clock Saturday evening, November 12, 1938, at his home in Brier Hill following a lingering illness of heart disease. Surviving are the widow, Josephine, and the following children: Mrs. Joseph Czuchan, Edenborn; Mrs. John Szumal, Bobtown; Walter, Tower Hill; William of Royal; Paul, at home; Mrs. Louise Sepik and Mary Oshinsky, both of the Bronx, N.Y., and Victor, at home. He also leaves nine grandchildren, and a brother, Jacob Oshinsky, of Tarrs. The body was removed last evening from the C. B. Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem, to the family residence where prayer will be said at 10:30 Tuesday morning, followed by additional services in the Brier Hill church. Rev. Fr. Francis Wieczorek will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November, 14, 1938, page 2, column 2

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Lessie G. OSLANDER ( -1941)

LESSIE G. OSLANDER

   Lessie G. Oslander, 17, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Oslander of 25 Charles street, Sunday night. Surviving are her parents and four sisters, Mrs. George Polstoi, of Hampton, Va.; Mrs. Thelma Eisen at home; Mrs. William Goodfriend of Detroit, Mich., and Miss Samuella Oslander, at home. Funeral services will be held at the family residence Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial under the direction of the Johnston Mortuary will follow in Holy Society cemetery, Hopwood.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, October 7, 1941, page 3, column 1

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Samuella P. OSLANDER ( -1941)

SAMUELLA P. OSLANDER

   Samuella P. Oslander, 21, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Oslander of 25 Charles street, Uniontown early Sunday morning. Surviving are her parents and three sisters, Mrs. Thelma Eisen of Uniontown; Mrs. Lenora T. Polstoi of Hampton, Va., and Mrs. Dorothy Goodfriend of Detroit, Mich. A sister, Miss Lessie Oslander preceded her in death October 6. Funeral services will be held at the family home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rabbi Samuel J. Chill will officiate. Burial under the direction of the Johnston mortuary will follow in the Holy Society cemetery, Hopwood.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 20, 1941, page 5, column 5

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Josiah OTT ( -1853)

DIED

   On the 26th Sept., in Mason county, Ill., Mr. JOSIAH OTT, of Springfield tp., Fayette county, Pa. By this visitation of Divine Providence, we are again reminded of the truth that we are all “Creatures of a day,” and that death removes, with a relentless hand, the youthful trembling frame. The subject of this notice started one year ago for the “far west,” left home, relatives, and friends, to seek his fortune in a strange and unknown land, enjoying the hope of again returning to his home and friends. Little expected we when we bade him farewell, that it would be his fate to die and be buried in an unknown land. Yet far from acquaintances and friends, his noble heart manly bearing, and generous disposition procured him friends to administer comfort in his dying hour. His illness was an inflammatory nature and of short duration. He died ere he had reached the vigor of manhood, with every prospect of a long life of usefulness before him – adding another evidence to the fact that youth is not exempt from the ruthless hand of death, but that all, sooner or later, must be consigned to a pillow of earth. How essential, then, to our future happiness, that we all obey that scriptural injunction: “Be ye also ready.”       Com.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, November 24, 1853, Vol. 2, No. 33, page 3, column 4

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Mary Ann OTTAVIANI (1914-2004)

Mary Ann Sprusansky Ottaviani, age 90, of Smock, Pa., passed away peacefully Saturday morning, June 5, 2004 in King's Personal Care Home, Fairchance, Pa. She was born April 21, 1914 in Puritan, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of Severin Sprusansky and Mary Pulaski Sprusansky.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Silvio L. Ottaviani on December 25, 1984, brothers, Joseph, William, August and Severin Sprusansky, sisters, Margaret Frankhouser and Ann Sprusansky, and parents.

Mary was a member of Saint Hedwig Roman Catholic Church in Smock. She was retired from the former Berkowitz Shirt Factory in Uniontown, Pa.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Adriana Ottaviani of Scottdale, Pa.; two beloved grandchildren: Gary Phares Jr. of Farmington, Pa., and Nicole M. Phares of Scottdale, Pa.; her sister, Rosalie M. Sheba and husband Stephen Sheba Sr. of Uniontown, Pa.; her uncle, Bruno Celaschi; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the STEPHEN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME AT 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., today, June 7, from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday morning, June 9, until 9 a.m. when Prayers of Transfer will be said. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 10 a.m. in Saint Hedwig Roman Catholic Church, Smock, with Rev. Fr. John A. Sedlak as Celebrant. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.


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

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

Minnie Ottaviani, 13-year-old daughter of mr. and Mrs. Umberto Ottaviani of Herbert, died at 12:20 p.m., Sunday, July 5, 1931, in the Uniontown Hospital, following a short illness of peritonitis.  In addition to her parents, three brothers and three sisters also survive.
Funeral services will be solemnized Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Fr. Skrak, pastor of the New Salem Roman Catholic church.
Burial will be in St. Agnes cemetery, Masontown.


Ola OTTENBERG ( -1923)

MRS. OLA OTTENBERG

   Mrs. Ola Ottenberg, 42 years old, of Continental No. 1, died Wednesday in the Uniontown Hospital. Besides her husband she is survived by seven children.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, March 1, 1923, page 6, column 5

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Caroline OTTENBURG ( -1958)

OTTENBURG, CAROLINE— Aged 78 years, a resident of Owensdale, near Scottdale, died Thursday morning, November 13, 1958 at the Frick Memorial Hospital in Mt. Pleasant. She was the widow of Frederick Ottenburg. Among the survivors include a sister, Mrs. Anna B. Miller of Uniontown and a brother, Mr. Reinhold Rampach of Uniontown. The body will be removed from the late residence at Owensdale Sunday and lie in state in the Owensdale E. U. B. Church from 1:30 until 2:30, the hour of service with Rev. Paul Morris officiating. Interment will be in Scottdale cemetery under the direction of the Murphy Funeral Home, Scottdale.


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

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John G. OTTER ( -1945)

JOHN G. OTTER

  MEYERSDALE, Oct. 6.— John G. Otter, 76, of Meyersdale, died Wednesday afternoon in a hospital in Cumberland, Md. He leaves a son and two granddaughters.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, October 6, 1945, page 2, column 4

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Donald E. OTTO (1927-2005)

Donald E. Otto
Scottdale

Donald E. Otto, 77, of Kingview Road, Scottdale, passed away at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at his residence. Don was born Nov. 25, 1927, at Kingview in Upper Tyrone Township, Fayette County, a son of the late Lila Hough Otto. He was married to Mary Welty Otto, who passed away on June 28, 1998. Don was a retired employee with Lenox Crystal Corporation, Mt. Pleasant, where he worked in the hot metal division, retiring in 1992. Currently, he was employed as a funeral home assistant with the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, Scottdale, and years ago worked at the former Scottdale Casket Company and Scottdale Wood Products. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served as a private during WWII and was a member of the Everson Evangelical Church. Don enjoyed his daily breakfast club at Tartal's Restaurant in Scottdale, woodworking, yard work, and caring for his home in Kingview. Don will be sadly missed by his loving family; his two children, Larry D. Otto and wife Patricia, of Booth Wyn, and Karen L. Zipnock and husband Dr. David Zipnock, of Mt. Pleasant; his three granddaughters, Lauren Otto, Lindsay and Kristin Zipnock; and his special friend and companion, Betty Schroyer of Reagantown. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mary Otto, and an aunt, Alma Otto Swift, both of whom raised him. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale (724-887-5300/e-mail: fergfh@a1usa.net). Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor D. Keith Solomon officiating. Graveside committal service and interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery. Love Lasts Forever!


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, July 20, 2005

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Florence J. Roman OTTO (1917-2009)

   Florence J. Roman Otto (Ottoviani), age 92, of Tower Hill Two, Pa., passed away Friday, May 29, 2009, in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born January 10, 1917, in Republic, Pa., the daughter of Albert Roman and Mary DeFigio Roman. Florence was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Republic, Pa., Pietro Micca Lodge, The Sons of Italy in Republic where she served as Financial Secretary, and the Tower Hill Two Ladies Club. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Anthony Otto in 1974, a son-in-law, Bill Jones, sisters, Mae Jacobucci, Lillian Patrick, Lena Berardi and Rose Hoover, and a brother, Albert "Robert" Roman.

   Surviving are children: Geraldine Jones of Cleveland, Ohio, Angie Smulsky and her husband Eddie of Derwood, Maryland, Philip Ottaviani and wife Adrienne of Cumberland, Maryland, and Antoinette Franks and her husband Buzzy of Tower Hill Two, Pa.; grandchildren: Patrick Smulsky and wife Kathy of Keedysville, Maryland, Eric Jones and wife Jody of Strongsville, Ohio, Matt Ottaviani and wife Barb of Cumberland, Maryland, Carrie Furio and husband Lenny of Seven Hills, Ohio, Kris Carter of Ellicott City, Maryland, Stephanie Fowler and her husband Timmy, Cumberland, Maryland, Julie Coddington and her husband Terry of Uniontown, Pa., Gina Lindelof and her husband Charlie of Cumberland, Maryland, Tony Ottaviani and wife Tanya of Cumberland, Ohio, and John Franks and wife Tori of Tower Hill Two, Pa.; twenty-four great grandchildren; sisters: Julie Cvetan of Crucible, Pennsylvania, Anne Bendt of Halethorpe, Maryland, Rosemarie O'Brochta of Mentor, Ohio, and Mary Jane Bohlman of Sugarland, Texas.

   Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME, 19 Legion Street, Republic, Pa., Monday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, June 2, until 9:30 a.m. when a Prayer Service will be held. Funeral Mass follows at 10 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Republic, with Rev. Father Stephen Bugay as Celebrant. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pennsylvania. The Ladies Club of Tower Hill Two will hold Services in the Funeral Home on Monday at 7 p.m. A Parish Wake Service will be held in the Funeral Home on Monday at 8:30 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, May 31, 2009

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Joseph T. OTTO (1952-2010)

   Joseph T. Otto, age 58, of Republic, Pa., passed away Sunday, December 19, 2010 at his residence. He was born, March 3, 1952 in Cardale, Pa., a son of the late, Joseph Otto and Alby Opolinsky Otto. Joseph was a graduate of Brownsville Area High School, Class of 1970 and a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving during the Vietnam Conflict. He is preceded in death by a brother, Louis James "Jim" Otto, a sister, Carol Ann Dadisman and his parents. Surviving are brothers and sisters: Jack Otto of Cleveland, Ohio, Angela Geller and husband, John of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Carl "Tony" Otto and partner, Tom Rounds of Parma Heights, Ohio and Andrea Means and fiance', Ed Yocabet, Jr. of East Millsboro, Pa. and nieces: Anastasia, Nicole and Jessica. Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME, 19 Legion St., Republic, Pa. on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at which time a Blessing Service will be held with Rev. Father William C. McGuirk officiating. Interment will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Joseph's name may be made to the American Cancer Society.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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Harry G. OVERDORFF ( -1997)

Harry G. Overdorff

   Harry G. Overdorff, 68, of Bovard and a native of Pleasant Unity died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He is survived by his mother, Mary Morgan Overdorff of Bovard; two sons: Harry L. Overdorff and wife, Cora, of Latrobe and Gary G. Overdorff and wife, Suzanne, of Youngwood; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Jack B. Overdorff and wife, Jo Ann, of Mount Pleasant; and three sisters: Elsie Grace Overdorff Mika and husband, Alex, of Export, Jean Overdorff Kromer and husband, Arthur, of Latrobe, and Shirley Overdorff Swartz of Greensburg; nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in Church of The Brethren, Southwest Greensburg, today from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Arrangements are under direction of the Bacha Funeral Home Inc., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1997

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bullet Abraham S. OVERHOLT died in 1863. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(52)

OVERHOLT-On the 10th of May, Abraham S. Overholt, of Mt. Pleasant, Pa., in the 44th year of his age.
Mr. Overholt was one of the leading men of the place, and was very much respected by all who knew him. His death will be much lamented. He leaves a respected family to mourn his loss.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa., May 21, 1863.
Vol. 3, No. 15, Pg 3, Col. 2


bullet Elizabeth OVERHOLT died in 1863. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(52)

OVERHOLT-On the 17th of May, Elizabeth Overholt, widow of Henry D. Overholt, in the 65th year of her age.


Iva L. OVERLY (1907-1995)

Iva L. Overly

   Iva L. Overly, 88, of Jones Mills, died Saturday in the Rolling Hills Personal Care Home, Donegal. She is survived by three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 13 great-great- grandchildren; a brother, Roscoe Keller of Jones Mills; and two sisters, Nettie Overly of Mount Pleasant and Esther Deline of Brandon, Fla. Arrangements are under the direction of the Clyde Brooks Funeral Home Inc., Route 711, Melcroft.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– June 6, 1907
   Died—– June 17, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

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Omer T. OVERLY ( -1941)

OMER T. OVERLY

  ALVERTON, Mar. 11 — Omer T. Overly, 66 years old, died at the home of C. W. Strohm of near Alverton where he had been employed as a farm helper for the past five years. Death resulted from a heart attack last evening. Surviving are four children, Mrs. Frank Kelley of New Stanton, Mrs. Fred Hayes of Crafton, James D. Overly of Uniontown and Edgar Overly of Wyano. There are also 14 grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: George of Hecla, Clark of Mount Pleasant, Mrs. Bertha Myers of Kecksburg and Mrs. Stella Saber of Laurelville. The body has been removed to the home of a son, Edgar Overly of Wyano, where friends will be received until Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock when the cortege will leave for Fairview Church of God, near Kecksburg. A full service will be conducted at 2:30 o’clock by Rev. Arthur E. Eakin, pastor of the Alverton Church of God. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


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

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bullet Sadie Madison OVERLY obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Sadie Madison Overly, of Meadow Brook avenue, died Friday morning at 11 o'clock in the Uniontown hospital following an operation.
The deceased leaves, in addition to her husband, Alex, a daughter, Mrs. Robert Evans, and two sons, William and Luther, at home.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Mount Olive Baptist church with Rev. West officiating.
Burial will be in the Clear View cemetery.


Dorothy Belle OVERTON (1912-1951)

MRS. DONALD OVERTON

   Mrs. Dorothy Belle Overton, 38, died at her home at Vanderbilt at 4:20 o'clock Thursday afternoon. She was born at Vanderbilt, December 12, 1912, a daughter of Mrs. Betty Smith and the late Addison W. Smith and resided in that community her entire life-time. She was a member of St. Paul’s Baptist Church and its Missionary Society. Surviving are her mother, her husband, Donald; two children, Donald Howard and Evelyn Joanne, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Naphalic Barnes, Mrs. Elizabeth Whitefield and Mrs. Naomi Washington of Vanderbilt and Mrs. Magdalene Barrett of Dawson, and seven brothers, Hayward of Everson, Edsco and Wilbert of Vanderbilt, George of Smithton, Herman and Virgil of Clarksville and Worney of Grindstone. The body was taken to the home where the funeral will be held Sunday afternoon with a prayer at 1:30 o'clock. Additional rites will be in St. Paul's Baptist Church at Vanderbilt with Rev. W. M. Barrox, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Dickerson Run Union Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, February 2, 1951, page 2, column 5

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Florence E. Frye OVERTON (1941-2007)

   Florence E. (Frye) Overton, 65, of McClellandtown, (Edenborn), Fayette County, Pa., died Monday, June 4, 2007, at home with her loving family by her side. She was born August 24, 1941, in Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of the late Clyde and Artensey (Ware) Frye. Florence was a member of the Conforming Word Church of Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., and the Eastern Star. She spent 30 wonderful years with her loving husband, James, whom she married on November 20, 1976. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and a dedicated friend who always made herself available to help others. Florence will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband, James E. Overton, of McClellandtown; a son, Roger Frye and wife, Cheryl, of Harrisburg, Pa.; four daughters: Odetta McKoy and husband, James, of Edenborn, Artensy L. Brown and husband, James, of Masontown, Joyce Thornton and husband, Darryle, of Edenborn and Karen L. Stone, of Edenborn; two sisters: Joyce Curetion, of Baltimore, Md., and Lucile Curry, of Brownsville; an adopted son and daughter, Solomon and Natalie Dotson, and special friends, Laura Lewis and Ruth Ford. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, Florence was predeceased by a son, Kevin F. Frye, and two brothers, Clyde A. Frye and John L. Ware. Friends will be received in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH, JR. FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and River Avenue, Masontown, Pa., today, June 8, from 5 to 9 p.m., and until 10 a.m. on Saturday, when a Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Solomon Dotson, officiating. Burial will follow in Greendale Cemetery, Masontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Friday, June 8, 2007

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Freda D. Mauk OVERTON (1942-2006)

Freda D. Mauk Overton, 63, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa. She was born Aug. 10, 1942, in Scottdale, Westmoreland County, Pa., a daughter of the late Lance and Amelia Warrick Mauk. Freda was a caregiver for the elderly for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Donald Overton; one daughter, Geneia Mickey; three brothers, Orville, William, and George Mauk; and one sister, Hazel Richter.

She is survived by three children, Colleene Mickey Cochenour and her friend, Mark, of Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa., Nancy Mickey, of Dunbar Township, Fayette County, Pa., and Jamie Ruse and her husband, Michael, of Bay City, Mich.; three stepchildren, Rosezella Canty-Letsome and Evelyn Washington, both of Hyattsville, Md., and Donald Overton, of Waukegan, Ill.; four grandchildren, LaFonda Shuler, Demoria Thomas, Justyn Zimmer and her "peanut", Haylie Mickey; four step grandchildren, Dorothy McBride, Erica Washington, Allendra Letsome and Rebecca Letsome; and many step great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Mauk and Arlene, and James Mauk and his wife, Hazel, all of Connellsville; a sister, Shirley Swager, of Oklahoma; and a friend, David Cochenour.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, the hour of services, in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, with the Rev. Joseph Wingrove, Jr., officiating. Interment will follow in the Scottdale Cemetery, Scottdale.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, April, 2006

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Felix W. OVITSKY ( -1997)

Felix W. Ovitsky

   Felix W. “Phil” Ovitsky, 79, of Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., died Sunday April 20, 1997, in Florida. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mount Pleasant, where a blessing service will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 10 a.m. in the Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church, Mount Pleasant. Interment will be in the Arlington National Cemetery. The Transfiguration Rosary Society will recite the Rosary at 6:30 p.m. today in the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, April, 1997

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

Sofia, three-year-old daughter of Charles and Helen Oyenik, died suddenly at 9:220 a.m., Saturday, July 4, 1931.  Death is believed to have been caused by the heat superinduced by overexertion.  The child had been playing in the front yard of her home in Brownsville, when she was taken suddenly ill and died within a short time.
In addition to her parents she is survived by the following brothers and sisters:  Charles Jr., John, Andrew, Anna, Mary, Helen and Steve.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the home at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Akron cemetery, Luzerne township.


John A. OYSTERSEK, Jr. ( -1996)

John A. Oystersek, Jr.

   John A. Oystersek, Jr., 53, of Butler, Pa., and formerly of Fredericktown, Pa., died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1996. Mr. Oystersek graduated from California University in 1965; and taught in the math department of Butler High School for the past 31 years. He was a member of PSEA, NEA and the Butler Education Association. Surviving are his mother, Mary Oystersek of Fredericktown, Pa., and his sister, Barbara Quashnock and niece, Erica Quashnock, both of Pittsburgh, Pa. He was preceded in death by his father, John A. Oystersek Sr. Friends will be received in the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., Brentwood, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where blessing services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. If desired, the family suggests contributions to the Arthritis Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, 332 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1996

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Barbara L. OZAG (1932-2010)

Barbara L. Ozag
Frederick, Md.

Barbara Lee Ozag, 77, of Frederick, Md., died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at the Kline Hospice House in Mt. Airy, Md. She was the wife of the late Joseph Ozag Sr., who died Jan. 17, 2008. They were married Aug. 6, 1958. Born Sept. 10, 1932, in Connellsville, she was a daughter of the late John J. Sr. and Rose Bailey Brady. She had worked at Frederick High School as a secretary and also as a substitute teacher in the Frederick County school system, particularly at Ballenger Creek Middle School, North Frederick Elementary School and the Lincoln Elementary for many years. Barbara was also a cofounder of Clagett Enterprises and she was a real estate agent and broker, primarily with Bach Realty. She was also active in the family-owned liquor store in Frederick for several years. She was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Frederick. Surviving are her two sons, Joseph Ozag Jr. and his wife, Janette, and Dr. David Ozag, all of Frederick; four grandchildren, Emilie Martin, who she and her husband raised, and her husband, Dan, of Syracuse, N.Y., Christopher, Kimberly and Kevin Ozag, all of Frederick; a great- granddaughter, Teresa Martin; two sisters, Ann Riley and her husband, Chuck, of Uniontown, and Susan Brady, of Naples, Fla.; also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Her family would like to offer a special thanks to the staff of Sunrise Assisted Living, the Kline Hospice House and the Hospice of Frederick County. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mariann Ozag Metcalf, in 1995; two sisters, Rose Marie "Posey" Johnson and Helene Riley; and two brothers, Edward Brady and John "Jack" Brady Jr. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the KEENEY AND BASFORD FUNERAL HOME, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. Christian wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday from St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 118 E. Second St., Frederick. The Rev. Larry Frazier will be the celebrant. Interment will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Katharine Drexel Building Fund, 8428 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702, or to Hospice of Frederick County, PO Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.keeneybasford.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, July 8, 2010

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Dr. David OZAG (1962-2011)

David Ozag
Frederick, Md.
Formerly of Connellsville

Dr. David Ozag, of Frederick, Md., died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, while on vacation in Alaska with his family. David was born April 16, 1962, in Connellsville. He was a son of the late Joseph Ozag Sr. and Barbara Lee Brady Ozag. David's life reflected his commitment to his lifelong interest in learning. David was a 1980 graduate of Governor Thomas Johnson High School. In 1984, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Maryland. David was a certified public accountant. In 1988, David received an MBA degree from Mt. St. Mary's College. In 2001, David received his doctorate degree in human and organizational systems from The George Washington University. That same year, he completed a master's certificate in distance education from Thomas Edison State College. In 2004, David received a Master of Science degree in management information systems from George Washington. In 2010, David received a Master of Science degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut. At the time of his death, David was working on a certificate in financial planning from Florida State University and a second doctorate degree, in accounting, from the University of Florida. Shortly after receiving his bachelor's degree, David started a teaching career at Frederick Community College (FCC) that lasted nearly 30 years. During that time, David taught more than 260 college classes in 40 different topics at more than 30 colleges and universities. In addition to teaching at FCC, David's full-time appointments were at Gettysburg College, East Carolina University, and Bucknell University. Additionally, David held appointments at Hood College, Mt. St. Mary's, University of Maryland-University College, the George Washington Medical School, Drexel University, and Kaplan University. David supplemented his teaching experiences with many work experiences. In addition to several years in public accounting, David worked for 10 years as a vice president at Standard Federal Savings Bank, in Frederick. David also served for several years as the executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County. He also worked as the chief operating officer of Community Support Services, a Gaithersburg based non-profit that provides services to clients with developmental disabilities. He and his brother started and managed a family-operated liquor store, DJ Liquors. David's volunteer efforts were also significant. He formerly served on the board of Rockville Striders, a youth track organization. David also served for 11 seasons as a volunteer head ninth grade and assistant boys' varsity basketball coach at Governor Thomas Johnson High School. David served as the regional director of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. In that role, he conducted numerous chapter development exercises across the country and served on several national fraternity committees. Additionally, he served as the faculty and chapter advisor at the East Carolina University chapter for many years. David was formerly a member of the George Washington University Alumni Association Board of Directors. David was also an Eagle Scout. He was a member of St. John's Roman Catholic Church and Frederick Elks Lodge 684. He was also a Kentucky Colonial. David published numerous academic articles, primarily on the topics of trust, hope and organizational commitment. In 2009, he published a book entitled "Winning Mergers." He was a type 1 diabetic for approximately 40 years and was an avid fan of the Orioles, Redskins, Terps' athletics and East Carolina University football. Surviving are his brother, Joseph Ozag Jr., and sister-in-law, Janette, of Frederick, Md.; and four nieces and nephews, who were his godchildren, Emily Martin and husband, Dan, of Syracuse, N.Y., and Christopher, Kimberly and Kevin Ozag, all of Frederick, Md. Additional godchildren included Erin Dickman, of Charleston, S.C., and Eli Crutchfield, of Rockville, Md. David was loved by many and his family is too large to count. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Mariann Ozag Metcalf, who died May 2, 1995. Visitation with David's family will occur from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the KEENEY AND BASFORD FUNERAL HOME, 106 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21702. A wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Wednesday, Aug. 10, from St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 118 E. Second St., Frederick, Md. Monsignor Richard Murphy will be the celebrant. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Support Services, 9075 Comprint Court, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 or the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation, 5221 Morning Sun Road, Oxford, OH 45056.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, August 8, 2011

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Joseph OZAG, Sr. (1931-2008)

Joseph Ozag Sr.
Frederick, Md.
Formerly of Connellsville

Joseph Ozag Sr., 76, of Frederick, Md., died suddenly Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, at the Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Barbara L. Brady Ozag, formerly of Connellsville. Born in Boswell, June 12, 1931, he was a son of the late Stanley Sr. and Catherine Miller Ozag. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Air Force during the Korean War. He received his undergraduate degree from St. Francis University and completed his master's degree at the University of West Virginia. Joe was retired from the Frederick County Board of Education having worked in human resources as the supervisor of certificated personnel. He started his career in education at Connellsville's Geibel High School, where he also served as the men's basketball coach. He was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish and the BPO Elks Lodge No. 684, Frederick. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Joseph Ozag Jr. and his wife, Janette, and David Ozag, all of Frederick; a sister, Virginia Ozag of Cresson; four grandchildren, Emilie Martin and her husband, Dan, of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, Christopher Ozag, Kimberly Ozag and Kevin Ozag, all of Frederick; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mariann Ozag Metcalf, and a brother, Stanley Ozag Jr. The family received friends at the KEENEY AND BASFORD FUNERAL HOME, Frederick. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated from St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Fr. Wayne G. Funk was celebrant. Interment was in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Katharine Drexel Church Building Fund, 8428 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, Md. 21702.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, January 23, 2008

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William V. OZANICK (1892-1957)

OZANICK, WILLIAM V.— Age 65 years of House 94, Royal, died at 11:20 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, 1957, following a brief illness. He was born February 10, 1892 in Yugoslavia. He was a member of the St. Hedwig's R. C. Church of Smock. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Ozanick and the following children: Edward of Cleveland; Victoria of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Helen Mark of Beaver Falls; William Jr. of Chicago; Catherine of Pittsburgh; George of Royal; Martin, Elmer, Mrs. Margaret Craft, Leonard, and Norman, all of Cleveland, Ohio; Irene and Joseph, at home. And fifteen grandchildren also survive. Friends will be received in the late home, House 94, Royal after 8:00 this evening. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Skirpak Funeral Home, Brownsville are incomplete and will be announced later.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 9, 1957, page 6, column 8


OZANICK, WILLIAM— Friends are being received in the late home, House 94, Royal, where prayer service will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m., followed by Requiem High Mass in St. Hedwig’s R. C. Church, Smock, with Rev. Fr. Fabian Oris as celebrant. Interment will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Skirpan Funeral Home, Brownsville. The Holy Rosary Society of Smock will meet in the home this evening at 7 o’clock and the Christian Mothers at 8 o’clock to recite the Rosary.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 10, 1957, page 26, column 8

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Marjorie P. Valesko OZENICH (1925-1996)

Marjorie P. Ozenich

   Marjorie P. Valesko Ozenich, 70, of Uniontown, Pa., died Wednesday, June 5, in her residence. She is survived by four children, Steve D. Ozenich, David A. Ozenich, Donna M. Ozenich, and Mary Lynn Campbell, one granddaughter, brothers, John Valesko and Joseph Valesko, and sisters, Anna Matz, Pauline Brown, and Helen Simmons. A Memorial Mass will be held in St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Uniontown, on Wednesday, June 12, at 9:30 a.m. Arrangements are by the Thomas M. Dolfi Funeral Home, 136 North Gallatin Ave., Uniontown.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– July 4, 1925
   Died—– June 5, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1996

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Joseph T. OZIEMBLOWSKY, Sr. ( -2007)

   Joseph T. Oziemblowsky, Sr., peacefully passed away to be with the Lord after extended care by UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa., on Tuesday, May 22, 2007. He was a lifelong resident of Leckrone, Fayette County, Pa., son of Thomas and Josephine Oziemblowsky. His parents, a sister Cecelia, and a niece Janet, preceded him in death. Joseph was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, and was a graduate of German Township High School, Fayette County, Pa. After working for 44 years in underground coal mines, he retired from United States Steel Corporation, Maple Creek Mine, where he was a Production Mine Foreman. He proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Army Air Corp in the South Pacific Theatre of Operations.

   He is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth; sons: Tom Oziemblowsky and wife, Darla Jean; Joseph Oziemblowsky, Jr.; and Richard Oziemblowsky; grandchildren: Andrea Gearhart and husband, David, Capt. T.J. Oziemblowsky, USAF, and wife, Delini, Pvt. Joseph Oziemblowsky, III, United States Army; Mary Luna and husband, Daniel; Daniel Oziemblowsky, and Cole Thomas Oziemblowsky; great grandchildren: Aaron Michael Luna, Noah Gearhart; Sarah Gearhart and Abram Gearhart; a sister, Genevieve Galmish; and nieces and nephews, Jerry, Jackie, and Jane.

   Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 515 North Main Street, Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., on Friday, May 25, 2007, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, May 26, 2007, until 8:30 a.m., when Prayers of Transfer will be said. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow in Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Mary, Roman Catholic Church, Leckrone, Pa., at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Father Donald R. Trexler, as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Mary Cemetery, Leckrone, Pa., where Military Honors will be accorded by Faith-Gray-McArdle VFW Post 4584, and Fort Mason American Legion Post 423. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, May 24, 2007

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Thomas J. OZIEMBLOWSKY, Sr. (1949-2011)

   Thomas J. Oziemblowsky Sr., 61 years, of Brownsville, Pennsylvania passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. Thomas was born Thursday, November 10, 1949 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania the son of Elizabeth J. (Mayher) Oziemblowsky of McClellandtown, Pennsylvania who survives and the now late Joseph T. Oziemblowsky Sr. Mr. Oziemblowsky was a 1968 graduate of the now former German Township High School. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering from Penn State University. For a total of 35 years he worked in the mining industry as an underground miner for United States Steel's Robena Mine, was an Assistant Mine Superintendent for Consolidation Coal at their Dilworth Mine, M i n e Superintendent for Beth Energy's Mine 51 in Ellsworth, and currently was a Mining Engineer for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Thomas was mechanically gifted. He dedicated his life to his Family, whom he loved dearly. He will be greatly missed by all those he is leaving behind. On August 3, 1989 Thomas married his loving wife, Darla J. Thomas Oziemblowsky, who survives. Also surviving, in addition to his mother and wife, are one daughter, Andrea Gearhart (David) of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania; one son, Thomas J. Oziemblowsky Jr. (Dilini) of Washington, D.C.; his four grandchildren: Noah, Sarah and Abram Gearhart and Kian Oziemblowsky; two brothers: Joseph Oziemblowsky Jr. of Jefferson, Pennsylvania and Richard Oziemblowsky of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; also several nieces and nephews. Thomas was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Sr. Relatives and Friends will be received today, April 7, 2011 from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at JOHN B. GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville, PA 15313 (724.632.5454). At the request of the Family, Funeral Services and interment will be private. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pennsylvania.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 7, 2011

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Richard S. OZOROSKI ( -1997)

Richard S. Ozoroski

   Richard S. “Rick” “Ozzy” Ozoroski, 24, of Railroad St., Everson, passed away Saturday morning, April 12, 1997. He is survived by his parents, Joseph M. and Marie M. Koshara Ozoroski of Everson; his special companion, Angie Sethman, and a son, Jacob Ozoroski, both of Hunker; two sisters: Marjorie Ozoroski Warrick and husband, Melvin, of Mill Run and Irene Ozoroski Ritenour of Scottdale; two brothers: Major Joseph M. Ozoroski and wife, Vicki, of the U.S. Army Headquarters, Pacific Command, at Camp Smith, Hawaii, and John E. Ozoroski of Everson; two nieces; and six nephews. The family will receive friends at the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, today, April 15, until 9:45 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1997

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