Fayette County Genealogy Project

Obituaries


Elizabeth PERSHING ( -1864)

DIED

  PERSHING— On the 4th of Jan. 1864, at her residence in Bullskin tp., Mrs. Elizabeth Pershing, aged 28 years.

Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, January 21, 1864, Vol. 3, No. 50, page 3, column 1

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Carl A. PERSON ( -2005)

Carl A. Person, 82, of Mount Lebanon, Pa., formerly of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away on Friday, December 2, 2005. He was the son of the late Dr. Carl and Evalyn Person. The beloved husband of Helen R. Person; loving father of Diane and husband, Dave White, Gary and wife, Marcia Person, Karen and husband, Roger McClelland; brother of Herman Person, Evalyn Kirkland and Madeline Smitley; grandfather of six. Carl was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Jeffrey Person.

Friends will be received in the LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 WASHINGTON ROAD, PITTSBURGH, Pa ., 15216 (412-531-5100), today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2005, in Christ United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. Memorial contributions should be made to Prime Time Adult Day Care, 44 Highland Road, Bethel Park, Pa., 15102, or to a charity of one's choice.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, December 5, 2005

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Carl Herman PERSON Stone (1873-1951)

Death Summons Dr. Carl Person

Hold Final Rites Tuesday Afternoon

Dr. Carl Herman Person, 77, local physician of naturopathy, died Saturday morning, June 9, 1951 in his residence, 254 Coolspring street. Dr. Person was a member of Fort Necessity Chapter, No. 254, I.O.O.F.; Knights of Pythias Lodge, No. 208, and was secretary of the Modern Woodsman of America, Camp 6583.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Evelyn C. Person; sons and daughters, Oscar E., Latrobe; Otto F., Oakdale; Carl A., Uniontown; Herman D., Peoria, Ill.; Mrs. George Neff, Mrs. Evalyn Kirkland, Mrs. Charles Smitley, all of Uniontown; Naomi Person, Baltimore, Md., and nine grandchildren.

Friends are being received in the Johnston Funeral Home, 65 N. Gallatin avenue, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. Earl P Confer and Rev. R.S. McGrew will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Lawn cemetery. Odd Fellows and Rebekahs will meet at the lodge home at 7:30 tonight to conduct the ritualistic service in the funeral home at 8.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 11, 1951, page 1, column 5,
continued to page 5, column 7

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Charles E. PESKIE, Sr. (1912-1996)

Charles E. Peskie Sr.

   Charles E. Peskie Sr., 84, formerly of Smock, Pa., died Thursday, April 25, 1996, in Fayette Health Care Center, Uniontown, Pa. He was born Feb. 29, 1912, in Juniata, Pa., the son of the late Joseph and Helen Konetsco Petskie. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Turosak Peskie in 1985; and the following brothers and sisters, Stella, Andrew, Frank, Jean, John, Theresa and Edward. Mr. Peskie was a member of St. Hedwig R.C. Church of Smock. He was previously employed as manager of Union Supply Company, and was the former owner of Charlie’s Market in Smock. Surviving are the following children, Charles E. Peskie Jr., of Smock, Pa., Mrs. Dan (Dolores) Kubitsky of Hollidaysburg, Pa., and Mrs. Francis (Rosalie) Tomko of Smock, Pa.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Clara Vrabel of Monroe, Conn., and Leona Sova of Elyria, Ohio. Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 11:30 a.m., when a blessing service will be held, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Hedwig R.C. Church, at Noon, with the Rev. Fr. Edward Kretz as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Hedwig Cemetery, Smock.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1996

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Peter PETENBRINK ( -1940)

PETER PETENBRINK

   Peter Petenbrink, 86 years old, lifelong resident of Southampton township, Somerset county, died at 10 o’clock Saturday night at his home near Sand Patch after a two years’ illness. Mr. Petenbrink had followed farming, retiring a number of years ago. His wife, Flora Kennell Petenbrink, preceded him in death two years ago last August. The surviving 10 children are as follows: Mrs. G. H. Bittner of Connellsville; Mrs. E. L. Mankamyer of South Connellsville, and Harvey, Norman, Elmer, Mrs. John Geiger, Mrs. C. C. Bittner, Mrs. C. W. Bittner, Mrs. F. L. Bittner and Mrs. Irvin Murray, all of Sand Patch. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the White Oak Evangelical and Reformed Church with the pastor, Rev. J. E. Gindlesperger, officiating, assisted by Rev. C. George Shupe, pastor of Trinity Reformed Church of Connellsville. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 21, 1940, page 6, column 8

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Emma Clare PETERS ( -1962)

MRS. EMMA PETERS

   Mrs. Emma Clare Peters, 92, of Bushy Run Road, Jeannette, widow of William Peters, died in her home. Surviving are five children, including Mrs. George Clemm and William F. Peters of Greensburg and Ruth at home; 11 grandchildren, 11 great- grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Victor Fenton of Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 8, 1962, page 4, column 6

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Gertrude E. PETERS (1920-1994)

Gertrude E. Peters

   Gertrude E. Zurick Peters, 74, of Smithfield died Saturday in Uniontown Hospital. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Warden (Margaret) Wingrove of Smithfield, and several nieces and nephews, including Carol Wingrove and Ronald Wingrove both of Uniontown, Joy Costilla of Ohiopyle, and Sea Lewis of Fort Stewart, Ga. Friends will be received in the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, 501 Morgantown St., Point Marion, on Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– November 18, 1920
   Died—– November 19, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1994

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bullet Michael H. PETERS died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Michael H. Peters, 53, Dehue, W.Va., former Masontown resident, died suddenly while working as mine foreman shortly before noon Thursday.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Blanc Peters, and five children, Mrs. Gertrude McCulla, Brownsville; Dorothy Peters, Uniontown, and William, Monica, and Norbert Peters, all at home.
He was a brother of Dr. S. E. Peters, Masontown, who survives, together with 10 other brothers and sisters.
The body will be shipped to Masontown tomorrow, and funeral arrangements will be announced at that time.
(Standard - August 20, 1937)


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

Stephen Peters, a native of Austria, but for a number of years a widely known and respected resident of Masontown, died at 6:15 o'clock Wednesday morning, June 5, 1935, in the home of a son, Dr. S. E. Peters, Masontown, where he resided.  Born August 20, 1859, Mr. Peters came to Pennsylvania in 1879.
Surviving besides Dr. Peters, are the following additional children: Michael, Dahue, W.V.; Emil, Cleveland, O.; Victor and Frank Peters, of Detroit, Mich.; William, of Uniontown; Mrs. Joseph Cole, Edenborn; Mrs. Alex Kazub, Cleveland; Mrs. William Cutler, Nemacolin; Mrs. F. T. Browne, Cleveland; Mrs. Joseph Stefan, Uniontown; Mrs. Harry Sadler, Connellsville; and two sisters, Mrs. Michael Zeselenak, Lethbridge, Canada, and Mrs. John O'Ban, Yakima, Wash.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


Barbara A. PETERSON (1928-1995)

BARBARA A PETERSON

Barbara A. Perterson, 66, of Uniontown,PA, Died Wednesday, Feb 1,1995, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born June 10,1928, in Uniontown, daughter of Nathaniel E and Eleanor Gordon Graft. She was predeceased by her husband, Jame H. Peterson Mrs. Peterson was the curator of the Pennsylvania Room in the Uniontown Library, a member of the Friends of the Library, Fayette County Genealogy Society and the Fayette County Historical Society. She is survived by a son J. Kevin Peterson of Uniontown: a sister E. Jayne Graft of Uniontown; and a brother Nathaniel E "Pete" Graft of Hopwood; and one grandchild. The family will receive friends in the Andrew D. Ferguson Home, 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, PA. Private interment in Green Ridge Memorial Park Connellsville.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, February 2, 1995

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Elizabeth Z. PETERSON ( -1945)

ELIZABETH PETERSON

  GREENSBURG, Oct. 6. — Miss Elizabeth Z. Peterson, assistant director of the Peterson System of Penmanship and a prominent church and club woman of Greensburg, who formerly resided at Scottdale, died at 10:20 o’clock Friday morning in Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh where she had been admitted September 21 to undergo an operation. Born in Unity township, the daughter of Noah G. and Rachel A. Peterson, she was graduated from California State Teachers College, Lancaster Business College and Zanrian Business School of Penmanship in Columbus, Ohio, and taught in the Unity township schools and Slippery Rock State Teachers College. She and her brother, the late Dr. P. O. Peterson, operated a business school at Scottdale where the Petersons lived in 1908 and taught penmanship and business school subjects. From this the penmanship system grew. They moved to Greensburg in 1922. An accomplished violin and piano player, she was a member of music, patriotic, civic, educational, religious and social organizations. The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at the First Evangelical & Reformed Church, where the body will be taken at 12 o’clock. Interment will be made in St. Clair Cemetery.


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

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Thelma O. Ansell PETERSON (1943-1995)

Thelma O. Peterson

   Thelma O. Ansell Peterson, 52, of Bullskin Twp., Mount Pleasant R.D. 4, and a native of Everson, died Monday morning in her home. She is survived by her mother, Irene R. Blackburn Ansell of Scottdale Star Route; her husband whom she married Oct. 6, 1962, Harry R. Peterson; children, Kimberly Ann Peterson at home and Richard H. Peterson and his wife, Denise, of Philadelphia; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Irene Ansell Shannon and her husband, James, of Everson, Mrs. Mildred Ansell Sultzer of Scottdale, and Mrs. Harriet Ansell Harshman of Connellsville; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Family and friends will be received at the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– July 3, 1943
   Died—– November 6, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1995

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Charles PETKO ( -1947)

CHARLES PETKO

   Charles Petko, 82, died Wednesday morning at his home at 41 Lemon street, Uniontown, after a lingering illness. A Frick pensioner, he had been employed at Broad Ford, Continental No. 3, Colonial No. 4 and Maxwell. He was a member of St. Mary's R. C. Church of Uniontown and First Catholic Slovak Union Branch No. 172 of Scottdale. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Anna Petko, four sons, Joseph Petko, vice-president and secretary of the Uniontown Baseball Club in the Middle Atlantic League, Andrew of Uniontown, John of Detroit and Charles at home; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Sterle of Collier and Mrs. Susan Smetanka of Detroit, Mich., and 12 grandchildren. Brief rites will be conducted at 8:30 o’clock Saturday at the home. Requiem high mass will follow at St. Mary's R. C. Church with Rev. Father John Blazic, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, March 13, 1947, page 2, column 3

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Margaret F. James PETKO (1911-2011)

   Margaret F. Petko, 100, of Mishawaka, passed away on July 3, 2011 in her home in Mishawaka. She was born in Uniontown, PA on February 6, 1911 to the late William and Jenny (Cosgrove) James. Margaret married Andrew Petko, in Brownsville, PA in 1933. He preceded her in death in 1992. Margaret is survived by her daughter, Patricia Gault, of Mishawaka, and James Petko, of the Phoenix area, Arizona. Margaret was the grandmother of twelve, the great-grandmother of twenty-four, and a great-great grandmother of one. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Margaret was preceded in death by a son, Thomas, along with her twelve siblings. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, July 7th in the Bubb Funeral Chapel, 3910 N. Main St. Mishawaka, from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8pm. A rosary will be recited. A Mass of Christian burial will take place on Friday, July 8th in St. Anthony DePadua Church, 2120 E. Jefferson, South Bend, at 10am. Burial will take place on Saturday, July 9th in the Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Twp., Michigan.


South Bend Tribune, South Bend, IN, Monday, July 4, 2011

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Lt. Charles 'Charlie' PETNO, Jr. ( -2003)

   Lt. Charles "Charlie" Petno Jr., 64, of Sanford, Fla., passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2003. Born in Uniontown, Pa., Lt. Petno moved to Central Florida, in 1957.He was retired from the Orlando Police Department. He is survived by his wife, Michele; daughters, Patsy L. Rice of Orlando, and Brandi Bouley of Auburn, N.Y.; a son, Charles W. Petno of Orlando, and their mother Patsy Petno of Orlando; grandchildren, Amanda and Taylor Rice of Orlando and Andrew Bouley of Auburn, N.Y.; mother and stepfather, Anna Mae and Sam Chan of Republic Pa.; sister, Diane Denne of Ford City, Pa.; brothers, John Petno of Longwood, and Joseph Petno of Franklin, N.C.; a sister, Sandy Chan of Belaire, N.Y.; and a stepson, Kyle Shiver of Tangerine, Fla. Preceding him in death were his father, Charles Petno Sr., and an infant son, John Joseph Petno. The family will receive friends today at the Lake Ivanhoe Chapel of BALDWIN- FAIRCHILD FUNERAL HOME, 301 NE Ivanhoe Blvd, Orlando, Fla. A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at 11 a.m., in the Downtown Baptist Church, 120 East Pine St., Orlando. The Honor Guard of the Orlando Police Department will participate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Orlando. Memorial donations may be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Ave., Miami, FLA 33136.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, October 30, 2003

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Florence Rose Berardi PETNO (1917-2011)

   Florence Rose (Berardi) Petno, age 94, formerly of Uniontown, Pa. passed away on April 21, 2011 at Emeritus at Stow in Stow, Ohio. She was born on February 18, 1917 in Buffalo Back, Pa., the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth (Bianchi) Berardi. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Carl J. Petno, a brother, Carl Berardi and two sisters, Mary Yamarino and Pauline Dinardo. Florence is survived by two sons: Carl J. Petno, Jr. and wife, Pamela of Bullard, TX and Vincent Petno and wife, Carol Lee of Stow, Ohio; eight grandchildren; twenty great- grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. 'Phil' was employed at Connellsville sportswear as seamstress until retiring at age 64. She was an active member of St. Therese Church, where she served often for the yearly spaghetti dinners. She and her husband Carl, Sr., were among the original volunteer staff of St. Vincent De Paul in Uniontown and served faithfully for many years. She participated as a Gray Lady at the Uniontown Hospital and was also among the seniors, who ushered for the recent State Theater Performances. She was an avid flower gardener and loved being outdoors. Her pretty smile, happy heart and fun sense of humor blessed the lives of friends and family. She loved to feed her family and others around her table. She had such a wonderful zest for life with amazing energy and work ethic. Friends will be received in the THOMAS M. DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, 136 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pa. on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday, April 28, 2011 until 9:30 a.m., at which time a Blessing Service will be held followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Therese de Lisieux Church with MSGR Michael W. Matusak as Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Sylvan Heights Cemetery. A Parish Wake Service will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Mission Possible supporting Haitian children education.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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Pasqual Pat PETRARCA (1919-1997)

Pasqual Pat Petrarca

   Pasqual Pat “Patsy” Petrarca, 77, of South Hickory Street, Scottdale, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, March 8, 1997. He was born April 20, 1919, at Kingview in Upper Tyrone Township, a son of the late Angelo and Domenica “Mae” DiMegola Petrarca. He formerly worked as a draftsman for Westinghouse Electric Corp. at the Bettis/Dravosburg and Large divisions. In later years, he was employed at Connellsville Corp. He was a faithful member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Scottdale, where he served as vice president of Parish Council. Locally, he was a member of the Knight’s of Columbus, the American Legion Post 240 of Scottdale and a Charter Member of the Scottdale Italian Independent Lodge, where he served as Secretary of the Board of Directors and of the Lodge. A veteran of World War II, he served as a Technician 4th Grade with the U.S. Army’s 28th Division Service Co. 110th Infantry. His tour of duty included: Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, the Ardennes and he was decorated with the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with five bronze stars. As a member of the 28th Division Heritage Assoc., he attended the Annual Reunions at Indiantown Gap with local veterans. He was also active in the Pa. National Guard since the early 1950s. On Feb 2, 1996, the Dept. of Elementary Schools of the National Catholic Educational Assoc. presented him with the 1996 Distinguished Graduate Award in honor of his service to the Catholic Church as a graduate of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic School. He also graduated from Scottdale High School with the Class of 1937 and currently was president of the reunion committee. He furthered his education by graduating from the Triangle School of Drafting in Pittsburgh. He is survived by his loving sisters, Concetta M. “Elsie” Guest, Linda A. Petrarca and Ida L. Petrarca, all of Scottdale; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Antoinette Farace; and five brothers, Nickolas, John, William, Francis and Louis Petrarca. Friends will be received at the ROBERT. B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale (887-5300), today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where a prayer service will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Funeral mass will be held in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale, on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Father Emil S. Payer as celebrant, followed by graveside committal services and interment in the church cemetery with full military honors bestowed by the Southmoreland Veterans Assoc. A parish rosary will be held at 2 p.m., a parish wake service at 7 p.m. and a memorial service by the Scottdale Italian Independent Lodge at 7:15 p.m., all today in the funeral home. Family suggests memorials to St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic School or the Westmoreland Hospice in memory of Pasqual Petrarca.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, March, 1997

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Robert J. ‘Bart’ PETRAS (1932-1994)

   Robert J. Petras "Bart", 62, of Tarrs, R.D.3 (East Huntingdon Township), died Sunday, September 4, 1994, in his home. He was born in Connellsville, August 16, 1932. He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant. Prior to his retirement he was employed by the Georgia Pacific Corp. He was a former student of East Huntingdon High School, was a Korean War Veteran, having served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion Post 446, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 446, 3368, the Mount Pleasant Fireman's Club and was a life member of the East Huntingdon Township Fireman's Club. Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Ann Marie Grippo Petras; one daughter, Elizabeth A. Petras, at home, and one brother, Richard Petras of Lawrence, Pa. He was predeceased by his mother, Elizabeth Petras.

Notes from contributor:
   Buried–St. Pius X Cemetery


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, September 4, 1994

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bullet Joseph PETREILLI died in 1918. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

PIETRELLI, JOSEPH

Influenza resulted in the death of JOSEPH PETREILLI, 25 years old, this morning at his boarding house at Leinsenring No. 1 
Courier  12-5-1918  (contradictions of spellings in newspaper)


James PETRIELLA (1877-1947)

JAMES PETRIELLA

   James Petriella, 70, of Brookvale, died at 2:35 o’clock Sunday afternoon in the Connellsville State Hospital after an eight- month illness. He and been pensioned by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company for the past five years. Born in Italy, October 20, 1877, he was a son of the late Frank and Angeline Petriella and had lived in Connellsville about 25 years. He was a member of St. Rita’s R.C. Church. Surviving are three sons, Frank of Clairton, Joseph of Brookvale and Salvatore of Italy; three daughters, Angeline, Lillian and Madeline, all in Italy; three brothers, John of Connellsville and Nick and Daniel of Buenos Aires, S. A., and two grandchildren. Friends will be received at the home of his brother, John, 715 North Pittsburg street, after 7 o’clock tonight. The funeral service will be held Wednesday morning with a prayer there at 8:30 o’clock. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9 o’clock in St. Rita’s R.C. Church with Rev. Henry DeVivo, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in St. Rita’s Cemetery in charge of Funeral Director Charles A. McConnick.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December, 15, 1947, page 2, column 4

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Santo PETRONACI (1918-1997)

Santo Petronaci

   Santo “Sam” Petronaci, 78, of 407 South Hickory St., Scottdale died Tuesday in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Aspinwall Division, Pittsburgh, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Mariam P. Miller Connors Petronaci; a son, Darryl L. Petronaci of Brick, N.J.; two grandchildren; one sister, Rose Russo of Montclair, N.J.; three brothers, Natale Petronaci of Bloomfield, N.J., Mike Petronaci of Tamarac, Fla., and Anthony Petronaci Jr. of West Caldwell, N.J. Friends will be received at the Frank Kapr Funeral Home Inc., 417 West Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, today and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until 10 a.m. Saturday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– August 10, 1918
   Died—– January 7, 1997


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1997

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

One of the largest funerals ever held in the county bore eloquent testimony to the affection and esteem with which the memory of the late James Petrone was honored last Sunday. Over 170 motor cars were in the procession.  Death occurred Thursday, July 23.
The deceased was born September 2, 1909 and attended the Uniontown High school.  For six years he was associated with the Union barber shop, and for the last two years the West End Barber shop.
By his quiet demeanor, courtesy and nobility of character he had endeared himself not only to his wide circle of friends, but to patrons and strangers alike.  The deceased was a popular member of the Holy Name Society.
Active pallbearers were intimate personal friends:  Joe Galderise, Joe Rogers, John Simmons, Don Asto, Tony Simmons and Charles Galderise. Honorary pallbearers were William Machesky, James Marcenko, Leo Yost, Vernon Wirsing, Robert McKay, Vincent Kernosek, Cyprian Schultz, George Salinger, Donald Papa, Tommy Lazar, Mike Galderise and Frank Sabbarese.

(Herald - August 1, 1931)



YOUTH FATALLY HURT DURING RAIN STORM

Neck Broken When Hit By Car in W. Main St.

James Petrone Suffers Fatal Injuries While Accompanying Companion Home;
Steps From Sidewalk Into Path Of Machine; Anna Mae Sipple Knocked To Street;
Were Avoiding Water Puddle On Sidewalk At Time;
Succumbs On Way To Hospital;
Driver Released By Highway Patrol Pending Inquest

James Petrone, 21, of Searight avenue, Uniontown, was almost instantly killed and his companion, Anna Mae Sipple, 18, of Pittsburgh, bruised last night when the couple was struck by an automobile, driven by Louis Repaskey, Jr., of Leith, in front of the Lynn V. Phillips home in West Main street, Uniontown. The couple, together with Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Reed of Fairchance, were walking through a heavy rain storm to the W. W. Parshall home nearby. In front of the Phillips home a pool of water covered the sidewalk and all four stepped into the street.

Mr. and Mrs. Reed were in the lead and got into the street safely. As Petrone and Miss Sipple stepped from the curb they walked directly in the path of the Repaskey car. Both were knocked to the pavement. The injured were rushed to the Uniontown Hospital, where Petrone was pronounced dead upon arrival. He died of a broken neck and fractured skull. Miss Sipple suffered bruises of the body.

The four were returning from a trip to Uniontown. On their way they had stopped at a local studio and had their pictures taken. While walking out West Main street they were caught in the heavy rain storm and started running. The accident was investigated by Patrolman C. W. Koperek of the State Highway Patrol who released Repaskey on his own recognizance pending a coroner’s inquest.

Petrone is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Petrone, and the following brothers and sisters: Josephine, Mary, Anna and Elmo at home; Mrs. A. F. Guido, of Detroit; Mrs. Charles Maust and Felice Petrone of Uniontown. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St John’s R. C. church, Uniontown. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 24, 1931, page 1, column 5


FREE DRIVER IN PETRONE DEATH

Coroner’s Jury Absolves Louis
Reposky of Responsibility in
Fatal Auto Accident

As the result of an exhaustive inquest into the death on July 23 of James Petrone, a coroner’s jury yesterday afternoon exonerated Louis Reposky, the driver of the car and William Heffran, the owner. It was testified that after striking Jimmy Petrone and Anna Mae Sipple, as they stepped from the curb in West Main street to avoid mud and water, the machine continued from 50 to 90 feet. Petrone’s body was found near the front of the automobile when it stopped. Eugene Reed, who with his wife, Violet, were running just in front of the other couple to get out of the rain, testified that the car stopped 80 to 90 feet, distant. State Highway patrolman Koperik said the distance as explained to him by Mr. Reed was about 50 feet. The driver said he was traveling at between 45 and 40 miles an hour when figures stepped in front of his cfar. He swerved to his left but failed to avoid the collision. Miss Josephine Wollenski, with Reposkey, Corroborated his testimony.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, August 12, 1931, page 1, column 4


$50,000 DAMAGES ASKED FOR DEATH OF JAS. PETRONE

A damage suit for $50,000 was instituted Monday morning by Paul and Louisa Petrone of 176 Searight avenue, parents of Paul, Jr., deceased, whose neck was broken when struck by an automobile while walking along the north side of West Main street at ten o’clock on the evening of July 23rd last. The suit is directed against Louis Reposkey, Jr., of Leith, driver of the Ford car which caused the lad’s death. The Petrone’s set forth that Reposkey was driving recklessly and ran into their son, being directly responsible for his death. The action was filed by Attorneys Anthony Cavalcante and Maxwell Lizzia.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, August 18, 1931, page 4, column 4


HIGH MASS THURSDAY FOR JAS. PETRONE

Friends and relative are invited to attend the solemn high mass in St. John’s R. C. church, Thursday morning at 7:30 o’clock in memory of James M. Petrone, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Petrone of 34 Beeson street, whose death occurred on July 23rd. Petrone, 21 years, ten months and 21 days, was killed by an automobile in an accident along the National Pike. Many sorrowing friends and relatives are expected to be present.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, September 1, 1931, page 5, column 1

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Paul Andrew PETRONICK, Sr. ( -1962)

PETRONICK, PAUL ANDREW SR.— Aged 76, Smithfield, R.D. 1, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Tuesday, December 11, 1962 at 9:20 p.m. He is survived by his wife, Veronica Agnes Petronick and these children, Joseph and John at home; Paul Jr., Buckhannon, W. Va.; five grandchildren; one brother, Albert, Export; one sister, Mrs. Pauline Bekes, Weelport. He was a member of Ss. Cyril & Methodius R. C. Church and UMWA, Leisenring local 6126. Friends will be received in the Wagner-Cooley Funeral Home, Fairchance after 3 p.m. today until Saturday at 3:30 when a prayer service will be held, followed by a Requiem High Mass in Ss. Cyril & Methodius R.C. Church. The Rev. Fr. John Kaczmarczyk will officiate. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 13, 1962, page 41, column 7

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Anthony H. PETROSKY Stone  (1910-1971)

PETROSKY, ANTHONY H. (DUNBAR TONY)— Age 60 years of Dunbar died suddenly Monday, April 19, 1971, in Uniontown Hospital at 1:30 a.m. He was born in Juniata, Pa., June 12, 1910, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Petrosky. He was a member of St. Aloysius R. C. Church and the Holy Name Society, the UMWA Local 9584 and was employed with Leisenring No. 3 Mine, U.S. Steel. Surviving is his wife, Catherine Novak Petrosky; four daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Mary Catherine) Sansig of Donegal; Mrs. Harry (Antoinette) Hickey of Connellsville; Mrs. David (Margaret) Zebley of Allentown; Martha at home. Two sons: John of Denver, Col., and Joseph at home; four grandchildren; five brothers, Stanley, Edward, Martin, Brunex, all of W. Va.; Lawrence of Columbus, O.; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Grass of Fla., Mrs. Louise Miller of Rockwood, Pa., Mrs. Agnes Smith of W. Va., Sophia Woodward of W. Va. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Friends will be received in the late home on Spears Hill, Dunbar, after 1 p.m. today with Requiem High Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Aloysius R. C. Church with Rev. Fr. John A. Wilt as celebrant. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, under the direction of the Burhans Funeral Home. Parish Rosary will be recited Wednesday at 8 p.m.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, April 20, 1971, page 16, column 8

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John P. PETROSKY (1927-2008)

   John P. Petrosky, 81, of Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., died Tuesday, May 27, 2008, in the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. He was born on March 17, 1927, in Fredericktown, Washington County, Pa., son of the late Charles and Anna Sewa Petrosky. He was a member of Saint Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, of Brownsville, Pa., Veteran of World War II, member of the American Legion Post 295. John retired from Hillman Barge Corp. and Skirpan Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Marie E. Petrosky; son, John Petrosky and his wife, Fawn, of Brownsville, Pa.; granddaughters: Emma and Brianna Petrosky; sisters: Mary Probala, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Rose Ann Lewis and her husband, Omar (Ike), of Cleveland, Ohio; brothers: Joseph Petrosky and his wife, Agnes, of Fairfax, Va., Albert (Abe) Petrosky and his wife, Mary Alice, of Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa., and Andy Petrosky and his wife, Jackie, of Frederick, Md.; numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by brothers, Charles, George, and Michael, sisters, Anna Koast and Pauline Hasek. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, Pa., on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., where a Panachida Service will be held on Friday at 9:30 a.m., followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Brownsville, Pa., with the Rev. Father Jerome Botsko, as Celebrant. Interment will be held in LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, where full military rites will be accorded by American Legion Posts 295, 838 and 940.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, May 28, 2008

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Michael Edward PETROSKY (1929-2004)

   Michael Edward Petrosky, 74, of Arlington, Virginia, and formerly of Brownsville, Pa., passed away Thursday, April 22, 2004 in The Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Virginia. He was born on August 17, 1929 in Centerville, Pa., son of Charles Petrosky and Anna Sewa Petrosky. Mr. Petrosky was a member of Saint Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in Brownsville, Pa.He was a Barber and former partner with his brothers, Chas, Joe and Andy, in The Safeway Barber Shop in Virginia for 49 years until his retirement. He was a Veteran of the Korean War and a member of the V.F.W. in Virginia. He was also a 25-year member of the Knights of Columbus. His wife, Hazel Marie Flick Petrosky, two Brothers, Charles "Chas" Petrosky and George Petrosky, one Sister, Anna Petrosky Koast, and Parents preceded him in death. He is survived by his only Daughter, Carol Ann Petrosky, Arlington, Virginia; three Sisters and four Brothers: Pauline Hasek, Mary Probala, and Rose Ann Lewis and her husband Omar "Ike" all of Cleveland, Ohio, John Petrosky and his wife Marie, Brownsville, Pa., Joseph Petrosky and his wife Mary Agnes, Falls Church, Virginia, Albert "Abe" Petrosky and his wife Mary Alice, Brier Hill, Pa., and Andy Petrosky and his wife Jackie, Frederick, Maryland; a Godson, Russell "Rusty" Petrosky, Brier Hill, Pa.; also numerous Nieces and Nephews. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, Pa., today from 1 to 9 p.m. where a Panachida Service will be held Monday, April 26, at 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy follows at 10 a.m. in Saint Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Brownsville, Pa., with The Rev. Fr. Jerome T. Botsko as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Saint Nicholas Cemetery where Full Military Honors will be accorded by American Legion Posts 295, 275, 940 and 838. A Parastas Service will be held in the Funeral Home this evening at 7 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, April 25, 2004

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Pamela J. PETROSKY (1944-2009)

   Pamela J. Petrosky, 65, of Perryopolis, Pa., passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2009. She was born January 5, 1944, in Charleroi, Pa., the daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Miller Warren. Pam was a member of the First Christian Church, the Perryopolis Flower Club, Ladies Auxiliary Moose Lodge 2235, all of Perryopolis, Pa. She was a volunteer for the First Christian Thrift Store. She is survived by her husband, Bud Petrosky; one son, Charles T. Petrosky of Grindstone, and girl-friend Tracy Lynch; one daughter, Tracey Hetherington and husband, Bill of Grindstone; two grandchildren: Charles A. Petrosky and Bill Hetherington; one sister, Sharlene Stuck of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland; and three nieces: Tammy, Terri and Billie Jo. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Tom and William Warren. Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 305 Rear Independence Street, Perryopolis, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday in the FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Perryopolis, Pa., from 9 to 10 a.m., the hour of service, with Brother Richard Lowther officiating and the Rev. Michael Malone co- officiating. Entombment will be in LaFayette Memorial Park, Chapel of Peace, Brier Hill, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 30, 2009

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Thelma M. PETROSKY (1923-2006)

   Thelma M. Petrosky, 83, of Perryopolis, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Saturday, September 9, 2006. She was born April 2, 1923, in Vanderbilt, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of the late Joseph and Rebecca Fuller Shazer. Thelma was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, Vanderbilt, Pa., Ladies Uplift Circle, and Perryopolis Senior Citizens. She was the former owner of Thelma's Motel and Petrosky Lounge. Thelma is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Sapko, of Smithton, Westmoreland County, Pa.; and two sons: Charles W. Petrosky, Jr., and wife, Pam, of Perryopolis, Pa., and Ronald L. Petrosky and wife, Katherine, of Belle Vernon, Pa. She has nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Thelma also has one sister, Mrs. Geraldine Addis, Jr., and husband, Ronald, of Vanderbilt. In addition to her parents, her husband, Charles W. Petrosky, Sr., and one son, Donald R. Petrosky, preceded her in death. Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 106 East Independence Street, Perryopolis, Pa., this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday in THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST, VANDERBILT, Pa., from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. the Hour of Service, Elder Jason Monaghan, Officiating and Elder Richard Lowther, Co-Officiating. Interment will be in Bowman-Flatwoods Cemetery, Vanderbilt, RD 1, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, September 10, 2006

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

Run down by an automobile as he attempted to cross the highway opposite the front entrance of the county home where he was an inmate, Tony Petrosky, 60, died Thursday in the Uniontown hospital.  His skull had been fractured.  He never regained consciousness.
Motor Patrolman J. A. Maggioncalva who investigated the accident says that James McCusker, of Oliphant, operator of the death car, will ???
Records at the county home show that Tony was a former resident of Filbert.
He entered the county home on November 10, 1936.  He walked with a cane and his sight was impaired.
(center portion of the obit is missing)
(Herald - August 19, 1937)


Mary A. J. Habanec PETROVSKY (1911-1994)

Mary A. J. Petrovsky

   Mary A. J. Petrovsky, 83, of Ligonier, formerly of Ford City, died Wednesday, May 18, 1994 in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Jan. 15, 1911, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Habanec. She was a member of Holy Trinity R.C. Churches, Ligonier and Ford City, and was thankful to all the parishioners who had been so kind over the years. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Frank M., in 1971. Surviving are a son, Rev. James F. Petrovsky of Ligonier; four sisters: Elizabeth Szul and Clara Hellman, both of Ford City, Cecelia Kromka of Leechburg and Philomena Sproll of Crest Line, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 244 W. Main St., Ligonier, today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home followed by a concelebrated funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Trinity R.C. Church, Ligonier, with her son, Fr. Petrovsky, as main celebrant. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity R.C. Church Cemetery, Ford city. Wake service will be held at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1994

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Shirley R. Kuhn PETRUCCI (1929-1996)

Shirley R. Petrucci

   Shirley R. Kuhn Petrucci, 66, of Haddenville, Route 40 West, passed away suddenly in her home, Thursday, May 30, 1996. She was born August 5, 1929, in Akron, Ohio, daughter of Thomas and Frances Burrie Kuhn. Her parents and two brothers, Edwin Kuhn and James Kuhn, preceded her in death. She was a former member of Hurricane Bowling League. She is survived by her husband, Joseph, three sons: Gerald Petrucci and his wife, Judith, Joseph Petrucci Jr. and his wife, Kathleen, all of New Salem Road, and Gary Petrucci and Janet of Masontown, five grandchildren: Sherri Petrucci McGibbon, Joseph C. Petrucci, Stephanie, Kelly, and Jeff Petrucci, a great-granddaughter, Ashley McGibbon, a sister, Janet Maranto of Crofton, Md., and a sister-in-law, Jean Kuhn of Uniontown, Pa. Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, today from 2 to 9 p.m. and Monday, June 3, until 1 p.m., the hour of service, with Rufus Peer, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Salem View Cemetery, New Salem, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1996

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Ella T. Pusig PETRUS (1925-2007)

Ella Pusig Petrus

  Ella T. Pusig Petrus, age 81, of Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, Pa., and formerly of New Salem, Fayette County, Pa., died Saturday, February 24, 2007, in Mount Saint Macrina Manor, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. Born in Grindstone, Fayette County, Pa., on June 23, 1925, she was the daughter of Pietro Pusig and Emilia (Tramontina) Pusig. Ella was a retired Clerk, who worked at the former Union Supply and also at the former Hill's Department Store, in Belle Vernon, Pa. She was a member of The Church of Saint Anne, in Rostraver Township, and The Confraternity of Christian Mothers.

  Ella was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ronald D. and Toni Petrus, of Masontown, Fayette County, Pa.; two granddaughters: Leslie McLaughlin and her husband, Frank, and Rebecca Petrus; and a sister and brothers-in-law, Enes and George Shandor, of Rostraver Township.

  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in The Church of Saint Anne, with her Pastor, the Rev. Father Ronald L. Simboli, as Celebrant. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, February 26, 2007

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Nick 'Pap' PETRUS (1940-2010)

  Nick "Pap" Petrus, age 69, of Rowes Run, PA died Monday, November 29, 2010 during a hunting trip with his family and friends. He was born December 20, 1940 in Rowes Run, PA, son of the late Mike and Anna Soklosky Petrus. He was a member of the Colonial 3 Athletic Club, life member of the Franklin Rod and Gun Club, UMWA member for 22 years and he was actively involved with several Athletic Youth Organizations. Pap will be sadly missed at his grandchildren's various athletic activities and other athletic events.

  He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Shirley A. Petrus; four children: Nick Petrus, Jr. of Grindstone, PA, Renee Harvey and husband Paul of Perryopolis, PA, Susie Battaglini of Grindstone, PA, Bob Petrus and companion Tina Keffer of Rowes Run, PA; five grandchildren: Tony Battaglini, Jr., Travis Petrus, Erica Harvey, Nicholas Harvey, JR Ritz; brother, Mike Petrus, Jr. and wife Agnes of Smock, PA; two sisters; special nephew, Michael Petrus and wife Rita and their children: Michael, Tom and Ryan; numerous other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, John and George Petrus, sisters, Anna Urbani, Mary Kolesar, Rosemarie Ringler, Helen Jane Conti.

  Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, PA today from 2 - 9 PM, where a Panachida Service will be held on Friday at 11:30 AM, followed by Divine Liturgy at Noon in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Brownsville, PA with the Rev. Father Jerome Botsko as celebrant. Interment will be held in the LaFayette Memorial Park with full military rites accorded by American Legion Posts 295, 838, 940. Parastas service will be held today at 7:00 PM in the Funeral Home.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 2, 2010

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Ronald D. PETRUS (1952-2008)

Ronald D. Petrus

  Ronald D. Petrus, age 55, of Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., died on Thursday, April 24, 2008, at home. He was born on April 26, 1952 in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., the son of John Petrus and Ella (Pusig) Petrus. Ron was an avid sportsman, and also enjoyed gardening, landscaping, and making wine. He was a member of All Saints Roman Catholic Church, in Masontown, and graduated from the former Kolb High School, in Masontown, Pa. Ron was a retired coal miner, a member of United Mine Workers of America District 2 Maple Creek Mine Local 1248, Italo-American Citizens Club, in Masontown, and the Masontown Fish & Game Club.

  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Mary Ruby Scarton. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 35 years, Toni (Scarton) Petrus; their daughters: Leslie McLaughlin and her husband, Frank D. McLaughlin, of Masontown, Pa., and Rebecca L. Petrus, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa.; father-in-law, Walter A. Scarton, of Masontown, Pa.; sisters-in-law: Teri Fogt and husband, Steve, of Bethlehem, Pa., and Regina Sloan and husband, Al, of Uniontown, Pa.; his beloved hunting partners: Uncle George and Aunt Enos Shandor, of Belle Vernon, Pa.; and many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces, and nephews. He will also be deeply missed by his dogs, Chloe and Sassy, and also his "granddogs", Molly and Cody.

  Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 515 North Main Street, Masontown, Pa., this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., and on Monday, April 28, 2008, until 9:30 a.m., when Prayers of Transfer will be said. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Masontown, Pa., with Rev. Father John M. Butler, as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Saint Agnes Cemetery, Leckrone, Fayette County, Pa. The Parish Wake Service will be held in the Funeral Home on Sunday at 3 p.m.


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

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John F. PETRUSH (1948-2011)

   John F. Petrush, age 62, a life long resident of Oliver, Pennsylvania went to be with God on Friday, April 15, 2011 after a short and courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Tuesday, December 7, 1948 i n Connellsville, Pennsylvania the son of Frances R. Petrush and Stella (Mozden) Petrush. John was a member of Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Uniontown. He retired after 38 years of service with Cavert Wire of Oliver, Pennsylvania. The greatest joy in his life, were his sons and grandsons to whom he passed his love of hunting and fishing. He loved to watch his grandsons shoot 4H and play baseball! He liked to garden and work on tractors, but his greatest pleasure came from sitting in his garage with his youngest son Paul and talking on the phone with his oldest son 'Gigs'.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; and by a sister, Mary K. Pendelton. Left to cherish his memory are: his loving wife of 42 years, Linda K. (Hudson) Petrush; their children: John R. 'Gigs' Petrush and his wife Krystal and Paul C. Petrush and his wife Cheryl; and grandsons: Ryan Petrush, Jason Petrush and Chad Petrush. He is also survived by many close relatives, friends and neighbors to whom he was always eager to help.

   Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., 603 North Gallatin Avenue Extension, Uniontown, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 until 9:15 a.m. when Prayers of Transfer will be said. Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. in Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church at 180 Old Walnut Hill Road, Uniontown, Pennsylvania with Rev. Father Ronald L. Simboli as Celebrant Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pennsylvania.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 18, 2011

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Michael PETRUSKA, Jr. ( -1966)

PETRUSKA, MICHAEL, JR.— Age 56 years, of 38 Crawford St., Uniontown, Pa., died Monday, December 28, 1966, at 1 a.m. in the University Medical Center, Morgantown, W. Va. Surviving are his wife, Susan Mayher Petruska; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael (Anna) Petruska, Sr., of Uniontown, and the following brothers and sisters: Sister M. Celestine, Sisters of St. Basil the Great, Mt. St. Macrina; Joseph, John, Stephen and William, all of Uniontown, Miss Ann Petruska and Miss Mary Petruska, both of Uniontown and Mrs. Leonard (Dorothy) Medvitz, Uniontown. He was a member of the St. John the Baptist, G.C. Church, Uniontown and St. John’s G.C. Holy Name Society. Friends will be received in the Haky Funeral Home, 139 W. Fayette St., this evening from 7 to 10 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m., and until Thursday morning at 8:30, when a prayer service will be held, followed by a Requiem High Mass in the St. John the Baptist G.C. Church, Uniontown, with Rev. Fr. Sebastian Sabol, O.S.B. M., as celebrant. Interment will follow. The St. John’s G.C. Rosary Society will recite the Rosary Wednesday evening at 6, and Parastas at 7 p.m.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 27, 1966, page 29, column 8

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William PETTIGREW ( -1969)

WILLIAM PETTIGREW

   William (Sunshine) Pettigrew of Masontown died Monday in his home. He was a member of the John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church of Uniontown and Local No. 6321, U.M.W.A. Surviving are his widow, Darthula; a son, a daughter; two grandchildren and a sister.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, January 4, 1969, page 11, column 6

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Letitia M. PETTY ( -1865)

DEATHS

  PETTY— At Granville, Ohio, July 9th, Mrs. LETITIA M., wife of Rev. L. Petty, recently pastor of the M. E. Church in this place, in the 30th year of her age.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, August 10, 1865, Vol. V, No. 27, page 2, column 7

Contributed by Roy Lockart


John B. PEVARNICK ( -1944)

PEVARNICK, JOHN B.— Aged 56, of 226 Maple avenue, Masontown, died at 9 p.m. May 26. He is survived by his wife, Anna, and the following children: William, Masontown; Joseph, Pittsburgh; Richard, in the Navy; Robert, at home; and Robert Valnick, Jr., U. S. Army; and two grandchildren; also Mrs. Vanicky, West Cornwall, Conn.; Mrs. Anna Charanick, St. Michaels, Pa., sisters, and Adam, Hibbs, Pa, brother, also two half-brothers, Peter and Paul, and one step-sister. Further information concerning the funeral will be given tomorrow by the Yoney Funeral Home, Masontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, May 27, 1944, page 5, column 5

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Helen D. PEZZONI ( -1997)

Helen D. Pezzoni

   Helen D. Pezzoni, 87, of Fredericktown, Pa., died Tuesday, April 15, 1997, Brownsville General Hospital, Brownsville, Pa. She is survived by one son, Ronald Pezzoni of Ypsilanti, Mich.; a daughter, Jackie Pezzoni Baughman of Fredericktown, Pa.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Zipko of Schenectady, N.Y.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1997

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H. Wahl PFEIFER (1917-1995)

REV. H. WAHL PFEIFER

   Rev. H. Wahl Pfeifer, 78, of N. Ninth St., Selinsgrove, Pa., died Saturday, Oct. 21, 1995, at the Penn Lutheran Village in Selinsgrove, where he has been a resident since August. He was born March 29, 1917 in Selinsgrove, a son of the late Rev. William F. and Christina (Wahl) Pfeifer. He is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth M. Loveland, whom he married June 27, 1942. He was ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He is a 1939 graduate of Muhlenberg College and attended Mount Airy Seminary in Philadelphia. He was ordained May 27, 1942, and called to Grove Chapel, Indiana, Pa. He served as chaplain in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He served at parishes in Freedom, Hebron Lutheran in East Pittsburgh, St. James in Ligonier and Trinity in Connellsville. He retired from Trinity Lutheran Church in 1982 and served as interim pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Selinsgrove until 1992. He was active at the Synod level, serving as chairman of the Social Ministry Committee and on the Vocation Committee for the Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Synod. He was a member of the Sharon Lutheran Church in Selinsgrove. He was born in the church parsonage of First Lutheran Church, which is presently the Sharon Lutheran Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Barbara Hoffman of Los Angeles, Calif., and Carolyn Zimmerman of Middleburg; six grandchildren; one brother, Rev. H. Edmund Pfeifer of Zelienople. He was preceded in death by one brother, Rev. William F. Pfeifer. A viewing will be held from 6 p.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday from the Sharon Lutheran Church, Market Street, Selinsgrove. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m., from the Sharon Lutheran Church, Market Street, Selinsgrove, with the Rev. William Henderons and Bishop A. Donald Main officiating. Interment will be held at the Moscow Cemetery, Moscow, Pa., at the … (balance of obit is missing.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1995

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Patricia Caruso PFEIFER (1932-1995)

Patricia Pfeifer

   Patricia Caruso Pfeifer, 62, of Mount Pleasant, died Monday at Integrated Health Systems of Greater Pittsburgh in Greensburg. Surviving are one son, Daniel R. Pfeifer of Mount Pleasant; one daughter, Mrs. Arian (Jane Anne) Yaworski of Bridgeville; one grandson; three brothers, Jack and Henry Caruso of Mount Pleasant and Robert Caruso of Mendon; and four sisters, Mrs. Vincent (Henrietta) Balcerek, Mrs. Joseph (Amelia) Forys of Greensburg, Mrs. William (Margaret) Jurkowski of North Royalton, Ohio, and Karen Caruso of Mount Pleasant. Friends will be received in the Galone-Caruso Funeral Home Inc., 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until 10 a.m. Thursday.


PATRICIA PFEIFER

   Patricia Caruso Pfeifer, 62, of Mount Pleasant, died Monday, June 12, 1995. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME INC., 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Mount Pleasant, with the Rev. Henry P. Dinicco officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Mount Pleasant.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– October 5, 1932
   Died—– June 12, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

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bullet William Emmet PFLEGHARDT died in 1913. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(62)
Extract:
Name:  William Emmet Pfleghardt
Age:  25
Death date:  May 19,1913 at  6' oclock
Place of death: Railroad yards of the American Steel and Wire Plant  at
Donora
Survivors: wife,child, father & mother Mr. and Mrs. John Pfleghardt
three brothers, Louis Pfleghardt living in Charleroi, four sisters,
W.R. Pfleghardt who conducts Fallowfield avenue furniture establishment is a
near relative
Funeral Services: May 21,1913 at 12 o'clock
Burial: Fayette City cemetery
Source  Monessen Daily Independent  May 21,1913


Frank A. PFROGNER, Jr. (1906-1987

FRANK A. PFROGNER JR.

   Frank A. Pfrogner Jr., 80, of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 4, died Saturday in Frick Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. He was born Dec. 23, 1906, in Mount Pleasant, a son of the late Frank A. Sr. and Barbara Sidehammer Pfrogner. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a coal miner with the Carpentertown coal and Coke Co. He was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Mount Pleasant, the UMWA Local 7951 and Hecla Sportsmen Club. He is survived by one son, Frank N. “Bud” Pfrogner of Colorado; one daughter, Mrs. Ronald A. (Lynn) Rich of Madison, Pa.; five grandchildren; five brothers, James of Franklin, Pa., Louis of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Clarence of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Eugene and Alvin Pfrogner, both of Mount Pleasant, and four sisters, Mary Berannick of Greensburg, Grace Ondrako of Agawam, Mass., Emily Mason of Mount Pleasant and Betty Hout of Feeding Hill, Mass. He was predeceased by two brothers, George and Delbert Pfrogner.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– December 23, 1906
   Died—– January, 1987


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1987

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

Olanda A. Phalan, 83-year-old retired farmer, of the Ohiopyle vicinity and prominently known throughout that district, died Friday noon, August 20, 1937, after a lingering illness. He retired from active life three years ago and had been in declining health for the past two years. Surviving is the widow.
The body was removed to the Humbert funeral home in Confluence and funeral services will be held at the family residence at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon, with burial in Fayette City.
(Standard - August 21, 1937)


Irene Wamsley PHARES (1900-1977)

PHARES, IRENE WAMSLEY — Age 76 years of 117 Colombes Ave, Masontown, Pa., died Tuesday, May 10, 1977 in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born December 26, 1900 in Elkins, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Phares in 1966. Surviving are four sons, Hershel Phares of Uniontown, Pa., Wilson Louis Phares of Masontown, Pa., Robert Phares and Harold Phares both of Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Nick (Evelyn) Sabatini of Uniontown, Pa. and Mrs. Steven (Estaline) Leasko of Santa Monica, Calif.; twenty-one grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; a sister, Eva Rutcher of Oakland, Md. Friends are being received in the Grant R. Townsend Funeral Home, 220 S. Main St., Masontown today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until Friday at 11 a.m. the hour of service with Rev. John Naugle officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 12, 1977, page 44, column 8

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Alice Marie PHELAN (1917-2000)

   Alice Marie Phelan, 83, of Uniontown, Pa., died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, in Mount Macrina Manor. She was born June 4, 1917, in Nicholson Township, Fayette County. Preceding her in death were her parents, Harry E. and Margaret McCain Springer Sr.; and a brother, John F. Springer. Surviving are four children, William Francis Phelan and his wife, Louise, Duane Phelan, Sondra Tekavec and her husband, Don and Ronald Neil Phelan and his wife, Janet, all of Uniontown; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two brothers, William Springer of Euclid, Ohio, and Harry Springer and his wife, Ann of Uniontown. Mrs. Phelan was formerly employed as a teacher’s aide with the Intermediate Unit 1 for ten years. Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday until 10 a.m., the hour of service. Interment will follow in Mount Saint Macrina Cemetery.


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

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Garnet V. PHELAN (1918-2012)

LEMONT FURNACE
Garnet V. Phelan

Garnet V. Phelan, age 94, of Lemont Furnace, Pa. died on Monday, July 16, 2012 at the Golden Living Nursing Center, Uniontown, Pa. She was born in North Union Township on July 10, 1918, daughter of Owen Curtis Hughes and Iva (Clark) Hughes. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert Phelan, and several brothers and sisters. Left to cherish her memory are her children: son, Robert D. Phelan and his wife Norma J. Phelan of Lemont Furnace, Pa.; and daughter, Karen L. Ruozzi and her husband Richard Ruozzi of Singers Glen, Va.; seven grandchildren: Robert E. Phelan and wife Christine, Christopher Phelan and wife Angie, Jonathan Phelan and wife Jessica, Kristina Phelan, Skye Ruozzi, Ross Ruozzi, and Max Ruozzi; ten great grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild; her sister-in-law, Viola “Jayne” Hughes of Connellsville, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews. In earlier years Garnet attended Central Christian Church, and currently received prayers and visits from ministry of the Cove Run Free Methodist Church. She was a graduate of North Union High School. Garnet was a wonderful homemaker, beloved mother and grandmother, and will be deeply missed. Friends will be received at the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 603 N. Gallatin Ave., Ext., Uniontown, PA, today (Wednesday) July 18, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.; and on Thursday, July 19 from 9-11 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Paul E. Eckenrode Officiating. Interment will follow at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, PA. Your personal written tributes and memories are welcomed and encouraged at www.hakyfuneralhome.com


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, July 18, 2012, page B3

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Mary E. PHILABAUM ( -1962)

MRS. J. E. PHILABAUM

   Mrs. Mary E. Philabaum, 86, of West Newton, died at 11:15 p.m. Saturday in her home. Surviving are her husband, John E., three daughters, Mrs. Agnes C. Halley of Pleasant Hills, Mrs. Awyn Marsh of Liberty Borough and Mrs. Theora Boes of West Newton; three sons, Harold M. Layton of Atlanta, Ga., and Chester C. Layton and Russell Philabaum of West Newton; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Kelley of Brownsville; two brothers, Russell Miller of Layton and William Miller of Irwin; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild. The body is at the Blair funeral home at Perryopolis, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Ronald Webb of the First Baptist Church of West Newton officiating. Interment will be in Mount Washington Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 30, 1962, page 4, column 4

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bullet Robert PHILKUS died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(13)

ROBERT PHILKUS
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Welsh, of Coolspring , received word Monday of the death of their son-in-law, Robert Philkus, 35, at his home, 1314 Ridge avenue, North Braddock, from double pneumonia. Mr. Philkus was employed as an electrician for the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company and prior to that was a resident of North Union township in Fayette county. He is survived by his wife, Lena, a ... Philkus a sister. <article cut off.>
Genius May 28, 1935 at side on paper


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

Mrs. Catherine Phillip, aged 73 years, died at 6:20 Monday evening, January
10, 1938, at the family home in 43 Leslie street, after an extended illness.
Surviving are the husband, John; four children, Michael, Pittsburgh; Andrew,
Lemont Furnace; Mrs. Findura, Adrian, Mich., and Mrs. Elizabeth Good,
Uniontown; a sister, Mrs. Susan Porada, Lemont Furnace; 18 grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren.
The body was removed to the Haky Funeral Home and will be taken to the
residence this afternoon.  Funeral plans have not been completed.


Jacob S. PHILLIPPI ( -1908)

THREE AGED PEOPLE CALLED TO REST

David A. Byers, of Dunbar Township,

Jacob S. Phillipi

and Mrs. Margaret Cain Pass Away.

Article begins and continues concerting other deaths.

Jacob. S. Phillippi

ROCKWOOD, May 28—Jacob S. Phillippi, a well known and respected citizen of New Centerville, about three miles west of here, died suddenly at his home early yesterday morning from heart trouble. Mr. Phillippi had arisen as usual and had bone to the barn to do some work. Not returning in a reasonable time, some of the family went to look for him and found him dead, apparently in the midst of his work. Mr. Phillippi was known to have had a weak heart nevertheless his sudden death was a shock to all. He was about 70 years of age and is survived by his wife and the following sons and daughters; R. B. Phillippi of Boswell, John and Bruce of Canada, Homer of Pittsburg, Mrs. O. J. Moore of Battonvale and Mrs. W. H. Rink of Johnstown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, May 28, 1908, page 3, column 2

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bullet Louis Anderson PHILLIPPI died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

Louis Anderson Phillippi
(First part of obit missing) merly of Uniontown, were shocked to hear of his death Saturday in the Veterans Hospital at Sawtelle, Cal., after a protracted illness of many months.
As a civil and mining engineer, Captain Phillippi attained high-standing in his profession.  He was recognized as an authority on coal surveying throughout the Monongahela valley.
After marrying Lillian Sterling of Masontown, he made his home there until moving to Uniontown soon after the World war.  Captain Phillippi became a civic leader in his community,
He enlisted in the World war and was honored by the rank of captain in the quartermaster's branch of the service.  Upon his return to his home at the close of the war he was elected the first Commander of Fort Mason Post of the American Legion at Masontown.  Later he held a commission in the Reserve Officer's Corps.
Twelve years ago Captain Phillippi and family moved from Uniontown to Hollywood, Cal., where he entered extensively into real estate development.  He was of the Presbyterian faith and was affiliated with the First Presbyterian church of Los Angeles, Cal.
He made frequent trips back east and while visiting his relatives here in the fall of 1933, he suffered a severe attack of illness and entered The Veterans Hospital at Aspinwall, Pa. for treatment, later being transferred to the government hospital at Sawtelle, Cal.
Louis Anderson Phillippi was in the prime of life, with the ability and desire to live richly.  A man of exceptionally fine personal qualities and splendid physique, he numbered among his personal friends the high and lowly, the old and the young who will ever remember  his keenness of intellect, his gracious personality and royal kindness.
Surviving relatives of Captain Phillippi are his wife, Lillian S. Phillippi; three sons, Louis A., Jr., Donald and James Mack; also one granddaughter, Dorathea, daughter of Louis A. Phillippi Jr.  Also the following brothers and sisters: Charles A. Phillippi of Los Angeles, Cal., Robert L. Phillippi of New York, N.Y.,  Mrs. Clara P. Johnson of Uniontown,  Mrs. Kathryn P. Jackson of Williamston W. Va., Mrs. Dorothy P. Coble of Uniontown, and Mrs. Margaret P. Bailey of Asheville, N.C.
Burial will be in Los Angeles, Cal.
(obit stamped - April 29, 1935)


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

Max Philippi, aged 78 years, formerly a well known resident of Masontown, died at 8:30 o'clock Saturday evening, May 1, 1937, in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Thomas McKenna, Cleveland, O.  Death followed a brief illness of complications.
Surviving are four daughters:  Mrs. Mary Bluell and Mrs. McKenna, of Cleveland; Mrs. Anthony Burke, Uniontown; Miss Sabina Philippi, Burgettstown; two sons; Alexander, Detroit; Francis, Washington, D. C.; and a brother and a sister, Mrs. Theresa Vedovato and Alphonse Philippi, both residents of Masontown.
The body is to be removed to the Vedovato residence.  It is expected to arrive in Uniontown at 11:30 o'clock Tuesday morning.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


bullet Mrs. Benjamin PHILLIPS died in 1889. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

PHILLIPS, MRS. BENJAMIN
Mrs. Benjamin PHILLIPS died at her residence in Redstone township on Saturday, October 26th 1889, at the age of 68 years.  Deceased leaves a large family of boys and girls.  The remains were interred on Tuesday. 
Courier  Fri. 11-1-1889


Charles E. PHILLIPS, Jr. ( -1995)

Charles E. Phillips Jr.

   Charles E. “Pete” Phillips Jr., 68, of Indianapolis, Ind., formerly of Clarksville and Waynesburg, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 1995, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Tomlin Phillips; two daughters, Cheryl K. Stanton of Casselberry, Fla., and Patricia Becker of Danville, Ind.; one son, David Phillips of Blue Springs, Mo.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy Jean) Landman of Lemont Furnace R.D. 1; and two brothers, James Phillips of Crafton and Howard Lennon Phillips of Rockledge, Fla. Services and burial were held in Indiana. Local arrangements were under the direction of the Behm Funeral Home, Jefferson, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1995

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bullet Charlotta L. PHILLIPS died in 1934. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Charlotta Linn Phillips died at the home of her son, Linn V. Phillips, West Main street, Uniontown, on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 1934.  For some time Mrs. Philipps had been sugering (?) from the general infirmities of age.
Mrs. Phillips was born Sept. 23, 1854, at Linn, Redstone township.  Her great grandfather, Colonel Andrew Linn,  patented the homestead in 1753. She was a granddaughter of Capt. Isaac Linn and a daughter of James Madison Linn, all of whom spent their entire lives in Fayette county.
In 1876, Mrs. Phillips married Samuel A. Phillips, of Brownsville, and since that time has been a continuous resident of Brownsville.  On account of her health she moved to Uniontown with her son several months ago.
Mrs. Phillips is survived by ??? and two grandchildren.
(a portion of the bottom of the obit is missing)


Earl C. PHILLIPS ( -1995)

Earl C. Phillips

   Earl C. “Skip” Phillips, 91, of West Brownsville, Pa., died Monday, Nov. 20, 1995, in Patriot Manor, Somerset, Pa. He was predeceased by his wife, Emma Franks Phillips; and two daughters, Helen Siebart and Betty Herron. Surviving are his sister, Alma Winters of Brownsville; five grandchildren, Barbara Shafer of Somerset, Joseph Siebart of Uniontown, Charles Siebart of Uniontown, Linda Herron of Albany, N.Y., of Los Angeles, Calif.; and eight great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the ANDREW J. SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m. where service will be held on Friday at noon, with the Rev. Charles Snowden officiating. Interment will follow in Taylor Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1995

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bullet Elizabeth PHILLIPS died in 1863. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(4)

At McClellandtown, March 6 th, Mrs Elizabeth, wife of Thomas B. Phillips, a member of Capt. A. S. Fuller's company. The deceased was a daughter of John and Abagail Wilson, late of Washington, Pa.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown. March 12, 1863.
Vol. 3, No. 5, Pg. 3, Col. 2


Elizabeth PHILLIPS ( -1921)

Newpaper image is very poor quality. Most of the content is unreadable.
Transcription may not be exact.

Holding Girl in His Arms,
Man Fires Two Shots Into
Head; Then Shoots Himself

Oliver Young Woman, Engaged
To Marry War Veteran,
Is Victim

REASON IS NOT KNOWN

Tragedy Happened in Yard of Home in
Uniontown Where Miss Elizabeth
Phillips Was Employed. Gunman,
Unset at Cards, Had Been Drinking

   Miss Elizabeth Phillips, 20 years old, of Oliver No. 1, an Italian girl employed as a domestic at the home of John H. Lane on Lemon street, Uniontown,

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   The Italian walked up the _____ he said and ___ with her, he said, and as she attempted to ____ to the house, he grasped her coat in an apparent effort to dissuade her. When she resisted he grasped her about her waist and pulled her back, raising a milk bottle. Mr. Lane rushed to _____. ___she shouted to Mr. Lane. The Italian had a revolver in his hand as if to defend himself against an attack. Mr. Lane hurried back into the house for a revolver he had and while he was absent, he heard four shots. When he returned, Nicoli and the girl were down on the walk, the girl dead and the man barely alive. Neighbors had witnessed the tragedy it happening so quickly that they were unable to interfere.

   _____ boarder at the home of the girl’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. Phillips. He was said to have been drinking for everyday following the loss of $100 in gambling. Until this morning it was said he had not had love for the girl. According to Volpe, the girl’s lover, he last saw her at 9 o’clock last night. At the same time he ____ Massucci. The latter was drunk there, he said. This morning ____ left the ____ house about 15 minutes ahead of the girl saying he was going to the ___ ____ nearby to look for work. He took a revolver along and ____ to have made the remark that he might ___ up the place. Massucci was treated in the Uniontown hospital. The bullet lodged in his brain. Volpe wears five service bars indicating he served in five major operations in the World War. He was a member of the Seventh Infantry and served throughout the war without sustaining a single wound. Volpe said he had known the girl since they were children, that their love affair began during the war. They were to have been married soon.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, April 11, 1921, page 1, column 6


ELIZABETH PHILLIPS FUNERAL

   Funeral services for Elizabeth Phillips, will be held at St. John's R. C. Church at 10 o'clock this morning, the Rev. Father Francis McKenna officiating. Interment at Park Place cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 13, 1921, page 2, column 1


TWO INQUESTS
CONDUCTED BY
MIXED JURIES

Article begins with a different case.

   It was self evident that in the case of Elizabeth Phillips and Nicoli that Nick shot and killed the girl and then turned the weapon upon himself. John H. Lane and Mrs. Charles M. Trovinger were the chief witnesses. Mrs. Trovinger described the shooting in a most minute manner. She said that Nick first caught hold of the girl’s belt as she attempted to enter the Lane home, then caught her around the body and held her in that position while he fired three shots into her head. Then as she lay on the sidewalk, he fired a forth shot, broke open the revolver to determine if there remained another bullet and fired that bullet into his head. Mr. Lane, who went out to render the girl any assistance he could, retreated when Nick reached for his gun. He heard one shot and turned just in time to see the man fire two other bullets into the girl’s body.

   The members of the jury were Mrs. Ora Chick, Mrs. Ella Adams, Miss Catherine Mason, ex-Sheriff, P. A. Johns, Harry Whitby and J. S. Albright. The experience was entirely new to the three feminine members of the jury but they went through the role like veterans, expressing their opinions unhesitatingly.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 14, 1921, page 5, column 3

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Ellena Kinnear PHILLIPS (1878-1968)

MRS. ELLENA PHILLIPS

   Mrs. Ellena Kinnear Phillips, 90, of Washington Township, Fayette City, R. D. 1, died at 9:05 a.m. Tuesday in her home after a lingering illness. She was born March 18, 1878, in Broad Ford, a daughter of the late Thomas and Marcella Lynch Burton. She was a member of the Perryopolis Christian Church. Surviving are two daughters, including Mrs. Marcella Waddington of Fayette City, R. D. 1; a brother, Clyde Burton of Coal Center; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Miller of West Brownsville, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, March 21, 1968, page 23, column 7


PHILLIPS, ELLENA (KINNEAR)— Age 90 years of Washington Twp., Fayette City, R. D. 1, died at her home, Tuesday, March 19, 1958 at 9:05 a.m., following a lengthy illness. She was born in Broadford, Pa., on March 18, 1878 and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Marcella Lynch Burton. She was a member of the Perryopolis Christian Church. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frances Wiltrek of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Marcelin Waddington of Fayette City, R. D. 1: a brother, Clyde Burton of Coal Center, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Miller of W. Brownsville; four grandchildren; five great- grandchildren. Friends are being received in the Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home, Fayette City until Friday at 1:30 p.m. the hour of service. Rev. David Snyder of the Fayette City Christian Church will officiate. Interment in Little Redstone Methodist Cemetery, Fayette City, R. D.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 21, 1968, page 29, column 7

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bullet Ethel PHILLIPS died in 1932. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Word was received last night of the death of Miss Ethel Phillips who died in Franklin, Pa., Friday, December 23, 1932.
Miss Phillips is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Phillips, near New Salem and the following brothers and sisters:  Mrs. William Fox, Charleroi; Frank Phillips, Charleroi; Mrs. McKinley Sanner, National Pike, Searights; Noland Phillips, near New Salem; and Hazel, Helen, Grace, and Herman all at home.
The body will be brought to Dearth's Funeral Parlors at New Salem and later removed to the family home.  No arrangements have been made for the funeral.


Florence L. O’Neal PHILLIPS (1909-1995)

Florence L. Phillips

   Florence L. O’Neal Phillips, 86, of Connellsville R.D. 1 died Friday. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dolores Willey of Crooked River Ranch, Ore., and Mrs. Mary Ann A. Camman of Rochester, N.Y.; five sons, Robert Phillips of Elba, N.Y., Paul Phillips of Mumford, N.Y., John Phillips and David Phillips both of Dawson R.D. 1, and Charles Phillips of Hammondsport, N.Y.; 28 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great- great-grandchildren; and one sister, Henrietta Murphy of Dawson R.D. 1. Friends will be received in the Ralph E. Galley Funeral Home, Railroad St., Dawson, today from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– February 4, 1909
   Died—– March 24, 1995


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bullet George O. PHILLIPS died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

George O. Phillips, a well-known farmer of Paisley, Greene county, died Tuesday evening from an attack of influenza and concurrent complications. He was born November 9, 1858.  Mr. Phillips is survived by his wife, Mary Anne Phillips, his mother, Mrs. Sina Phillips and six children:  Mrs. Alice Tanner of Mapletown; John L., Ira J. and Homer, of Cumberland; Mrs. Roy Maple of Davistown, and Charles Phillips of Dawson.  Two brothers, William and Isaac also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at his home.  Burial will be in Monongahela Hill cemetery.
(7/26/1931)


Helen M. Ashby PHILLIPS (1901-1994)

Helen M. Phillips

   Helen M. Phillips, 93, of Hopwood, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 2, 1994 in Uniontown Hospital. She was born Jan. 27, 1901 in Hopwood, daughter of the late Harry and Lydia Devan Ashby. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Chester Phillips; three sisters, Molly Yauger, Margarie Schroyer, and Hazel Ashby; and three brothers: John, George, and Charles Ashby. She is survived by a sister, Elsie Crawford of Hopwood; and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Hopwood United Methodist church; and a member of the Order of the Eastern Stars, Uniontown. Friends will be received at the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, on Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. where a funeral service will be held at 8 p.m., with Rev. Frederick Monk officiating. Interment will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in St. Michael Cemetery, Robinson St., DuBois, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1994

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Herbert Leon PHILLIPS (1939-1996)

Herbert Phillips

  BILOXI, Miss. (AP)— Herbert Leon “Herb” Phillips Jr. an award- winning writer and photographer known to many as the Travelin’ Man, died Monday after a long illness. He was 56. Phillips was a former publisher, editor and travel editor of Mississippi. A Jackson-based magazine.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– September 23, 1939
   Died—– March 11, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1996

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John H. PHILLIPS (1886-1966)

Phillips, John H., 79, of 317 Catherine Ave., Brownsville, died Aug. 9, 1966 in the Golden Age Nursing Home, Brownsville. He was born at Pittsburgh, Sept 3, 1886, the son of William and Stella Wood Phillips. He had been an industrial engineer for the Pittsburgh Steel Corp. and a veteran of WWI. He was a member of the South Brownsville Methodist Church, A. Kramer Axton Legion Post 295, Uniontown Post 279 VFW, the B.P.O. Elks and the Nixon Gun Club.

Surviving are his wife, Bertha Sweeney Phillips, a daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Johnson. Burial in LaFayette Memorial Park under the direction of the Ross Funeral Home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, August 10, 1966

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bullet LeRoy E. PHILLIPS died in 1932. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

LeRoy E. Phillips, 22-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Phillips of Brier Hill died at his home, Sunday night, December 25, 1932, at 12 o'clock.
His death was caused by a lingering illness.
The deceased was a graduate from Redstone Township High school with the class of 1929, and also a member of the Pleasant View church.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Kenneth E. Phillips, and one sister, Sarah Margaret Phillips, all at home.
Until Wednesday noon, the body will lie in state at the Whetsel Funeral Home at Uppermiddletown, when it will be removed to the Sandy Hill church where the services will be held at 2 o'clock.  Rev. J. Byers Brice will conduct the services.  Burial in the Sandy Hill cemetery.


Marshall E. PHILLIPS (1919-1995)

Marshall E. Phillips

   Marshall E. Phillips, 75, of Mount Pleasant and a native of Grafton, W.Va., died Saturday in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. He is survived by his wife, Jane Morris Phillips; a son, Edward L. Phillips and his wife, Heidi, of Chesapeake, Va.; daughters, Mrs. Charles (Pat) Craig-Beck of Magnolia, Texas, Marsha Wilkins of Norfolk, Va., and Wanda Phillips of Williamsport; two granddaughters and four grandsons and their spouses; five great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons; a sister, Gerry Paul of Washington, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. Friends will be received at the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 606 East Washington St., Mount Pleasant, today from 2 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– June 14, 1919
   Died—– April 1, 1995


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

Miss Phoebe J. Phillips, 75 years, nine months and six days old, died at 5:45 a. m.  , Friday, January 15, 1932, in the Uniontown Hospital.  Miss Phillips was the daughter of the late William S. and Ruth Swan Phillips, members of an old pioneer family and original owners of the Phippips   Farm where Phillips Works of the H. C. Frick Coke Company is now located.  Surviving are two brothers, Charles Phillips, Granville, O.,  William Phillips, at home near Phillips, and two sisters, Misses Ruth and Emma Phillips, also at home.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the family residence , in charge of Rev. William Blake Hindman, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.  Burial will be at Oak Grove cemetery.  copied from the archives at Uniontown Library, dated Jan 16, 1932.


bullet Sarah J. PHILLIPS died in 1933. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Funeral service for Mrs. Sarah J. Phillips believed to be the oldest resident of Redstone township who died Tuesday morning, January 3, 1933 at 9:30 o'clock in her home near Brier Hill will be held Thursday afternoon.  A short service will be held in the home at 2 o'clock with the final rites in the Pleasant View Presbyterian church immediately following.  The service will be conducted by Rev. J. Byers Brice.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Phillips was 90 years old.
She is survived by the following children:  Mrs. S. B. Orr, Franklin; N. O. Phillips at home; Mrs. John Highberger, West Newton, and John G. Phillips of Uniontown.
Mrs. Phillips' husband, Benjamin, died in 1898.


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

Phillips Funeral - The funeral of William Phillips, 71-year old resident of Vanderbilt, who died Sunday, November 21, 1937, after a brief illness will be held at 10 o'clock this morning in the Vanderbilt M. E. church.  Burial will be in Dickerson Run cemetery.  He was identified with the Washington Coal and Coke Company at Star Junction.


William A. PHILLIPS, Sr. ( -1995)

William Phillips Sr.

   William A. Phillips Sr., 59, of Lincoln Place, Pa., died Wednesday, March 8, 1995, in Jefferson Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Jo (Davis) Phillips; two daughters, Cynthia S. Lawson of Munhall and Mary Beth Stoecker of Whitaker; a son, William A. Jr., of Madison, Wis.; the following brothers and sisters, Thelma Lane, Marlene Seligman and Doris Conches, all of Uniontown, Beryl Davis of Wisconsin, George of Greensburg, and John and Harold of Texas; a half sister, Aileen Seefried of Uniontown; and three grandchildren. Friends will be received today and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Sunday, March 12, 1995, from 12 Noon to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., in the George Irvin Green Funeral Home, Inc., 3511 Main St., Munhall, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1995

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William E. PHILLIPS ( -1924)

WILLIAM E. PHILLIPS

   William E. Phillips, 72 years old, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Ellen Humbert of Fairchance, Sunday morning following an illness of three years’ duration of heart trouble. Mr. Phillips was one of the oldest residents of Fairchance. He was a Frick pensioner.


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

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Wesley Wayne PHILP (1924-1997)

Wesley Wayne Philp

   Wesley Wayne Philp, 72, of 1499 Morey Rd., Fredericktown, Pa., (Deemston Boro) died suddenly, Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at home. He was born May 22, 1924, in Deemston, son of the late Nelson L. Philp Sr., and Charlotte Baker Philp. Mr. Philp was a retired plan superintendent of Reliance Electric of Washington, Pa. He was a World War II veteran in the Army Medical Corps. Mr. Philp was a member and past commander of the Hancock- McCune-Horne Post 705 American Legion of Centerville, pa., Beallsville Lodge F.&A.M. 237, Uniontown Lodge of Perfection, Consistory of Pittsburgh, Taylor United Methodist Church, Centerville Boro Sportsman’s Club, president of the board of directors of the Taylor Cemetery Association and was presently serving as judge advocate for the 25th District of the American Legion. He was past district commander of the 25th District, American Legion, and a member of the state American Legion retirement committee. Surviving are his wife, Ellen (Dolly) Dryburg Philp, whom he married on Dec. 26, 1942; two daughters, Charlotte (Mrs. Raymond) Lacey and Sue Ellen (Mrs. George) Bebout, both of Old National Pike, Fredericktown; seven grandchildren, Barbara Jordan of Fredericktown, Raymond W. Lacey of Johnstown, Pa., Richard D. Lackey of Fredericktown, Robert A. Lacey of Brownsville, W. Thomas Lacey of Brownsville, Michael W. Aulagac of Merriam, Kan., and Melissa Beabout of Fredericktown; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Norma Hefferan of Bridgeville, Pa.; and two brothers, Nelson L. Philp Jr., of Knox, Pa., and Charles M. Philp of Washington, Pa. Friends will be received in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, Rt. 40, Beallsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997 until 2 p.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Edd Myers officiating. Interment will be in Taylor Cemetery, West Pike Run.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1997

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

Samuel Philson, aged 45, instructor in Senior social science and American History in Uniontown Senior High school from 1927 to 1931, died Monday afternoon, December 20, 1937, at his home in Oakmont, pa., after a week's illness of pleurisy and pneumonia.
Word of Mr. Philson's death was received yesterday by Rodney D. Mosler, principal of Senior High here, where Mr. Philson was one of the most popular members of the faculty for the four-year period.  He had been on the staff at Oakmont High school.
Brief rites were held last night at his Oakmont home, and funeral services will be concluded at the family residence in Berlin, Somerset county, this afternoon.
Mr. Philson married a Pittsburgh girl while engaged in teaching here and they and a party of Uniontown High teachers toured Europe during the summer of 1930.  He was prominently known as a clarinet player and took several trips across the United States with the Shriners' band.  He frequently pleased local audiences with clarinet solos.
Mr. Mosler and a deletion of local teachers will attend the final rites in Somerset county today.


bullet William PHITTS died in 1933. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(83)

PHITTS SERVICES
Funeral services for William Phitts 16 year-old Negro of South Brownsville, who was killed by a Monongahela freight train Saturday at Brownsville will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with a short service in the home of his step-father, Oscar Carter, Newtown, South Brownsville. Additional services will be held in the Mt. Zion A. M. E. church, Rev. L. J. Lazard officiating. He will be assisted by Rev. Maxie Smith, pastor of the Mt. Lebanon Baptist church, of South Brownsville. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery, South Brownsville.

The boy is survived by his mother, Mrs. Oscar Carter, his step-father, Oscar Carter and the following brothers and sisters: Harry, Brownsville; Mrs. Estella Franklin, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Cortez Edwards, Hillsville, Va.; and Miss Grace Phitts at home. He also leaves a half-sister, Juanita Carter and a half-brother, Theodore Carter also at home.
(Herald - 1/17/1933)


Ann PHYTHIAN ( -1853)

DIED

   At her residence in Springfield township, on Friday evening the 25th inst., Mrs. ANN PHYTHIAN, aged 50 years. Her life was a practical comment on the Christian religion. Her death was triumphant.

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

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Thomas PIASECKI (1891-1974)

THOMAS PIASECKI

   Thomas Piasecki, 83, of 606 W. Fayette St., died early today at Connellsville State General Hospital. He was born Jan. 13, 1891 in Broad Ford, a son of the late Thomas and Sophia Ankovich Piasecki. He was a retired H. C. Frick employee, a member of the Immaculate Conception R.C. Church and United Mine Workers of America. Surviving are four sons, James, Thomas Jr., Vincent and Edward all of Connellsville; two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Elizabeth) Pennington and Mrs. William (Frances) Cummings both of Connellsville; ten grandchildren; and d18 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Catherine) Palladino of Connellsville and Mrs. Martha Hilster of Keyser, W. Va.


PIASECKI— Friends of Thomas Piasecki who died today will be received after 7:30 p.m. today at Paul G. Fink Funeral Home, 148 N. Pittsburg St., until Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. where a prayer service will be held followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception R. C. Church with interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. A parish rosary will be prayed Tuesday at 8 p.m.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, August 26, 1974, page 4, columns 6 & 7

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Nickalow PICCA ( - )

NICKALOW PICCA

   Nickalow Picca, 50, Dunbar, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Maria Picca; two sons, Dominick and Michael, and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be in charge of J. T. Burhans, Dunbar.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Date unknown

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Mary E. Knapp PICCOLI (1913-1994)

PICCOLI, MARY E. KNAPP— Friends will be received in the Haky Funeral home, 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown, today until 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 a.m. in St. Mary R.C. Church, Uniontown. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Brookvale.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– January 28, 1913
   Died—– January 12, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1994

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Isador PICCOLOMINI ( -1970)

PICCOLOMINI, ISADOR— Age 77 years, of Cardale, Pa.; died Friday morning, July 10, 1970 in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born in Protare, Italy, the Province of Ascoli Piceno. He was a member of the Church of Madonna, Carmichael; the Sons of Italy, the LaBelle Malta Lodge 150, Cardale and the Fayette County Grocers Association. He is survived by the following children, Louis of R.D. 1, New Salem; Mrs. Emmett (Zicenza) Sabatine of Uniontown; Mrs. Skip (Jesse) Orgapi of Masontown; Guido of Cardale; also eleven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one brother, Dominico of Uniontown; two sisters, Prezlosa Zaherl of New Brunswick, N. J.; Angela Piermarini of Protare, Italy. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Vito P. DeCarlo Funeral Home, New Salem.


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

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Joanna Marie PICCOLOMINI (1988-1994)

Joanna M. Piccolomini

   Joanna Marie Piccolomini, 5, of Republic died in Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh, on Sunday, Jan. 9, 1994. She was born May 22, 1988, in Uniontown, daughter of Daniel and Renee Sigwalt Piccolomini of Republic. She attended kindergarten at Holy Rosary School and was a member of Holy Rosary R.C. Church both in Republic. In addition to her parents she is survived by two brothers, Daniel Ray Piccolomini and Michael Anthony Piccolomini both at home; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Eleanor Bozich Sigwalt of Republic; paternal grandfather, Vincent Piccolomini of North Ridgeville, Ohio; paternal grandmother, Tillie Peterantoni Valente and her husband, Vincent Valente, of Tower Hill Two. She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Raymond Sigwalt. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under direction of the CARLO J. MARUCCI FUNERAL HOME, Republic.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1994

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Victor PICCOLOMINIPhoto  ( -2012)

JAMSVILLE, MARYLAND
Victor Piccolomini

Mr. Victor Piccolomini, 66, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle against cancer on August 31, 2012 at the Kline Hospice House in Mount Airy, Maryland with loving family by his side. The family will receive friends at the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC. 603 North Gallatin Avenue Extension, Uniontown, Pa., on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from 10 until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with speaker Michael Cook of the Uniontown Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses officiating. Interment will follow at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa. Your personal written tributes and memories are welcomed and encouraged at www.hakyfuneralhome.com


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, September 4, 2012, page B3

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Loretta Belle PICKARD (1879-1924)

MRS. WILLIAM PICKARD

   Mrs. Loretta Belle Pickard, wife of William Pickard, died at 12:15 o'clock this morning at her home, 512 North Pittsburgh Street, from a complication of diseases. She had been an invalid for 19 years but only a week ago became confined to her bed. She was 46 years, eight months and two days old. She was born December 24, 1879, a daughter of Squire Joseph E. Stillwagon and Caroline Lane Stillwagon of Connellsville Township. She spent all of her life in this place. She married William Pickard and in addition to her husband is survived by two sons, Paul, agent for The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad at Cheat Haven; Amos at home, and one daughter, Effie, also at home. Four sisters, Mrs. Theresa James and Mrs. Carrie Freed, both of this city; Mrs. J. C. O'Brien of East Pittsburgh and Mrs. Catherine Turner of Birmingham, Ala.; two brothers W. O. and A. J. Stillwagon, both of this city and three grandchildren also survive. The funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home and at 2:30 o'clock at the Methodist Protestant Church, Rev. J. H. Lambortson, the pastor will officiate. Internment in Hill Grove Cemetery, Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, August 27, 1924

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Margaret B. PICKENS (1900-1980)

Pickens, Margaret B.—Age 79 years, formerly of Chalk Hill, Pa., died Monday, February 18, 1980, in Uniontown after a brief illness. She was born March 25, 1900, in Dunbar, the daughter of Henry Litman and Hannah Jane Dunaway Brown. In 1925 she married Joseph Abraham Pickens of Uniontown, who passed away January 2, 1969. In 1977 she retired as chief clerk in the recorder's office after more that 53 years of service with Fayette County. Surviving are a son, Bruce Pickens of Elkhart, Indiana, three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral by J. Harry Johnston Funeral Home, Uniontown. Internment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery.


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

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James D. PICKETT (1918-1967)

JAMES D. PICKETT

   James D. Pickett, 49, formerly of Youngwood and Greensburg, died Tuesday in Buffalo, N.Y. He was born June 16, 1918, in Scottdale, a son of Mrs. May Stillwagon Pickett and the late Walter Pickett. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving with his mother are a brother, Harold W. Pickett of Greensburg, and four sisters, Mrs. Jacob (Helen) Frye of Romulus, Mich., Mrs. Howard (Dorothy) Parks of Greensburg, Mrs. Anna Kalsbeck of Rochester, N.Y., and Mrs. Carl (Clara) Palmer of Greensburg. The body will be in the Martin funeral home, Youngwood, after 2 p.m. Thursday where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Kenneth Rutter officiating. Burial will be in Youngwood Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, September 6, 1967, page 22, column 7

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Jake PICKUS ( -1937)

Jake Pickus Dies.

   Jake Pickus, 67, prominent business man of Monongah, W. Va., a former resident of Fayette county, collapsed suddenly Friday from a heart attack and died shortly afterward. He was engaged in the copper and steel business. He is survived by four children. The funeral service was held Sunday afternoon with interment being made in Oak Grove Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, March 14, 1937, page 6, column 2

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Alta Mae 'Curly' Moats PIDPYRYHORA ( -2011)

   Alta Mae 'Curly' Moats Pidpyryhora, 90, of Dearborn, Michigan, and formerly of the Blosser Hill, Lake Lynn, Pa., area, died Monday, April 18, 2011. She is survived by a daughter, Alta May Grigg; three grandsons and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, on Friday from 6 - 8 p.m., and Saturday until 11:00 a.m. the hour of service.


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

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Grace Vernon PIERCE (1898-1957)

MRS. GRACE PIERCE

   Mrs. Grace Pierce, 59, of Smock, died Friday evening in Connellsville State Hospital. She was born in Franklin Township in 1898, a daughter of the late Clark and Malinda May Vernon, and had resided in Smock for a number of years. The body has been taken to the Galley funeral home at Dawson where the funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Monday afternoon with the Rev. George Conley officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery at Smock.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, October 19, 1957, page 2, column 5

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Harmon PIERCE (1847-1942)

HARMON PIERCE

Harmon Pierce, 94, died at his home, 135 West Gibson Avenue, South Connellsville, Friday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. He was born at Sandy Plat, November 20, 1847, the son of Dr. Harmon Pierce and Mary Kerr Pierce. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lydia Wiltrout Pierce, whom he married in 1873; five children, Mrs. Minnie Ringer, Samuel L Pierce, John A. Pierce, Mrs. Anna L Brown and Clara Pierce, all of South Connellsville; a brother Robert S. Pierce, sister, Mrs. Minerva Martin of Adamsville, Pa; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are under the direction of Charles A. McCormick of Connellsville Internment in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Connellsville.

Note from contributor: Chestnut Hill Cemetery Records Buried Lot 279-M


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 17, 1942

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John PIERCE ( -1918)

JOHN PIERCE

   John Pierce, 84, years old, a well known resident of Fayette county, died Sunday evening at the home of his son, Luther Pierce in Uniontown. He was born and reared near Farmington.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, April 16, 1918, page 2, column 3

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Lorena Sue PIERCE (1956-1957)

LORENA S. PIERCE

   Lorena Sue Pierce, 13-month-old daughter of Wayne S. and Jacqueline Sparks Pierce, died Friday afternoon in Uniontown Hospital. She was born in Connellsville, Sept. 13, 1956. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Tamora Ann; the maternal grandfather, Clyde S. Sparks of Connellsville, and the paternal grandfather, Thomas S. Pierce. The body will be at the Brooks funeral home in East Green St. after 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon and the funeral service will be held there at 1:15 o’clock Monday afternoon. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, October 19, 1957, page 2, column 6

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Lovie Mae PIERCE ( -1995)

Lovie M. Pierce

   Lovie Mae Snyder Pierce, 88, of Rockdale, Texas, formerly of Mt. Morris, Pa., died Tuesday, March 21, 1995, at the Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale, Texas. Surviving are seven sons, Paul (Bud) Snyder of Pittsburgh, Pa., James (Red) Snyder of Mt. Morris, Ernest H. Snyder of Riner, Va., Harry (Sam) Snyder of Rockdale, Texas, Glenn A. Snyder of Waynesburg, Robert Snyder of Nemacolin and David E. Snyder of Warren; three daughters, Mrs. David (Marie) Halle of Warren, Mrs. Kalil (Connie) Rohanna of Morgantown, W.Va., and Mrs. John (Midge) Jeffrey of Rt. 13, Morgantown, W.Va.; 41 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; two great-great granddaughters; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Anthony (Genevie) Kaprive of Carnegie, Mrs. Virginia Wiegand of Milleville, N.J., Mrs. Mabel Bourquin of Elmer, N.J., and Mrs. Elaine Muskey of Norristown, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary L. Young of Steubenville, Ohio and Mrs. Virginia V. Bensley of Cumberland, Md.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Yoskovich Funeral Home, Rt. 19, Mt. Morris, Pa., on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and at the Mt. Morris Gospel Tabernacle on Saturday, March 25, 1995, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1995

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Marie E. Shazer PIERCE ( - )

Marie E. Pierce

   Marie E. Shazer Pierce, 89, of Daisytown and formerly of Banning died Monday morning, April 22, in The Parish House, Perryopolis. She is survived by her husband, Howard E. Pierce, two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Collett or Oregon and Mrs. David (Ruth) Collett of Amity, Pa., a son, Thomas E. Reed of Maryland, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one brother, Louis Shazer of Flintstone, Md., and one sister, Mrs. Irene C. Shazer Cullen of Bowie, Md. Friends will be received in the Blair-Lowther Funeral Home Inc., Perryopolis, today from 5 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 11 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Date Unknown

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Mary Kern PIERCE (1825-1906)

MRS. MARY PIERCE

   Mrs. Mary Pierce, widow of Dr. Harmon Pierce, died Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Annie Artis, of South Connellsville. Death was due to the infirmities of old age. The funeral services were held from the Artis home Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, Rev. W. A. Edie to officiate. Interment was made in the Pierce family lot in Chestnut Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Pierce was born October 13, 1825, in Springfield township. She was the daughter of Jacob K. and Levina Kern, who lived on a farm near Normalville. In 1846 she was married to Dr. Pierce and had ever since lived in Connellsville or the immediate vicinity. Dr. Pierce died in 1861, leaving a family of eight children for the mother to raise. The children who survive the deceased are Harmon, Jacob K., Franklin and Robert S., all of South Connellsville; Mrs. Caroline Martin of Johnstown, and Mrs. Annie Artis and Mrs. Minerva Martin of South Connellsville. The surviving brothers and sisters are William Kern of Normalville; Jacob K. Kern of Greene county; Daniel Kern of Greene county; S.S. Kern of South Connellsville, and Aaron K. Kern of Westmoreland count y; Mrs. Rosa Carr of Greensburg, and Mrs. Louisa Fraser of South Union township. David and Abraham Kern were killed in engagements of the Civil War; William is also a veteran of the Rebellion.


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

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Mary E. PIERCE (1917-1995)

Mary E. Pierce

   Mary E. “Betty” Pierce, 77, of Uniontown, Pa., died Friday, June 16, 1995, in Stein’s Personal Care Home of Uniontown. She was born Aug. 26, 1917, in Bethel, Allegheny County, Pa., daughter of the late Lewellan “Irish” and Julie Malloy Pierce. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a brother, Robert Pierce. Surviving are a sister-in-law, Rachel Pierce; a nephew, Robert Pierce; and two nieces, Gilda Holbert of Oliphant Furnace, Pa., and Louise Kussart of Morgantown, W.Va. The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church St., Fairchance, this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., and Monday, June 19, 1995, until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Frederick M. Monk officiating. Interment in I.O.O.F. at Smithfield, Va.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

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Robert Smith PIERCE (1859-1946)

ROBERT SMITH PIERCE

Robert Smith Pierce, 86, DIED AT 6:15 o'clock at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. John Porter in Oak Street. A lifetime resident of this community, he was born July 19, 1859, in South Connellsville. His wife, Mrs. Anna Pierce preceded him in death, April 17, 1934. Surviving him are nine children; Ernest, Willard, Harry, Mrs. Albert Pirl and Mrs. John Porter of South Connellsville, Mrs. Grace Orndorff of McKees Rock, Mrs. W. J. Porterfield of Davidson Avenue and Mrs. J. G. Cole of Graham Avenue; also 22 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Minerva Martin of Carmichaels. Friends may call at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Porter, where the body was removed by Funeral Director Charles A. McCormick. A funeral service will be held at 2:30 o'clock, Monday afternoon at the Porter Home on Oak Street. Burial will be in Hill Grove Cemetery, Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, August 2, 1946

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Nancy Minerd PIERELLI Stone  (1919-1972)

PIERELLI, NANCY MINERD— Age 52 years of Valley Station, Kentucky (formerly of Dunbar) died at the home of her sister Mrs. Virginia Haggard on Sunday, September 17,1972. She was born in Dunbar, September 23, 1919, the daughter of Mrs. Flora Cole Minerd and the late Harry Minerd. In addition to her mother, surviving are her husband, Patrick Pierelli; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Virginia) Haggard and Mrs. George (Mary) Minerd Roebuck, Dunbar; one brother, Harry Minerd of Connellsville. Preceding her in death, in addition to her father, were one son, Terry, one brother, one sister. Friends will be received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, this evening from 7 to 9 and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday and the time will be announced later.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, September 18, 1972, page 21, column 8

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John Edmund PIERSOL (1906-1994)

John Edmund Piersol

   John Edmund Piersol, 87, of Crestline, Ohio, died Monday in Crestline Memorial Hospital, Crestline, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Anna J. Dunham Piersol, and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Blair-Lowther Funeral Home Inc., Perryopolis, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional arrangements will be announced.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– December 16, 1906
   Died—– May 9, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1994

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Joseph PIESZAK ( -1956)

JOSEPH PIESZAK

  MOUNT PLEASANT— Joseph Pieszak, 47, of Low St., died suddenly Saturday night at his home. He was a veteran of World War Two. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Pieszak; five brothers, Alex, Walter, Daniel, Felix and Edward of Mount Pleasant, and three sisters, Mrs. Stella Daniels and Mrs. Pauline Keeler of Mount Pleasant and Mrs. Martha Jaworski of Ravenna, Ohio. There will be a prayer at the home at 8:30 o’clock Wednesday morning with requiem high mass being celebrated at 9 o’clock at the Transfiguration R.C. Church by the Rev. A. Pniak, pastor. Interment will be in the church cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 9, 1956, page 2, column 6

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Benjamin B. PIKE (1891-1963)

B. B. PIKE

   Benjamin B. Pike, 72, of Third St., South Connellsville, was dead on arrival at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Connellsville State General Hospital. He was born July 26, 1891, in Mount Pleasant, a son of the late Harold and Emma Davenport Pike. He attended the First Methodist Church. The body will be at the Brooks funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held there at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. R. A. Nelson officiating. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, November 5, 1963, page 13, column 4

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Rosie PIKLO ( -1944)

MRS. PIKLO’S RITES

   The funeral for Mrs. Rosie Piklo, wife of Vincent Piklo, of Lyndale, near Perryopolis, will be held Monday morning. The cortege will meet at the home at 9 o’clock and requiem high mass will be celebrated at St. Nicholas G. C. Church at Perryopolis. Rev. Michael A. Kaimakin of Monessen will officiate. Burial will be made in St. John’s Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Vincent; a son, Michael of Beacon, N.Y.; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Derkach of Perryopolis and Mrs. Elizabeth Trosky of Pittsburgh; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, March 11, 1944, page 2, column 3

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Beverly Ann Grosser PIKOVSKY (1933-1994)

Beverly Pikovsky, dietary coordinator

   Beverly Ann Pikovsky, 60, of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 6, died Sunday Nov. 20, 1994, at Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. She was born Nov. 27, 1933, in Mount Pleasant, a daughter of the late Clarence and Barbara Nell Pinskey Grosser Sr. She was a member of the Visitation Roman Catholic Church, Mount Pleasant, and was a student at the former Hurst High School. She was employed as a dietary coordinator at the Adelphi Village Anchor House, Connellsville. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Joseph R. Pikovsky; a son, Joseph A. Pikovsky of Monroeville; a daughter, Mrs. Chad (Lesa) Treber of Mount Pleasant; two grandchildren; and four brothers, Clarence Grosser Jr. of Memphis, Tenn., Donald Grosser of Greensburg, and Chester Grosser and Larry Grosser, both of Mount Pleasant. She was predeceased by a daughter, Teresa Marie Whalen. Premoshis as celebrant. Interment will follow in Visitation Cemetery, Mount Pleasant.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1994

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John PIKULA ( -1941)

PIKULA FUNERAL

   Funeral services for John Pikula will be held at 9:30 o’clock Saturday morning in the family home, House 272, Bobtown. Requiem Mass will follow in the Bobtown R.C. church with Rev. M. Yanosik officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery, Uniontown.


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

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John W. PILHORN ( -1948)

PILHORN, JOHN W.,— age 78 years, died at the home of his nephew, Albert Schultz of Hopwood, Monday morning, November 29, 1948 at 7:45 o'clock. Surviving are one sister; Mrs. Margaret Schultz, of Hopwood; four nephews; Albert and Harry Schultz, both of Hopwood; George Schultz of Bethelboro and Charles Schultz of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; two nieces: Mrs. Flora Carpenter of Hopwood and Mrs. Lena Hecker of West Newton. Friends are being received at the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 East Fayette street, where funeral services will be conducted, Wednesday, December 1 at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. M. Guy West officiating. Interment will be in Oak Lawn cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 30, 1948, page 6, column 1

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Mary Janov PINCHOK ( -1963)

PINCHOK, MARY JANOV— Aged 72, Oliphant Furnace, died suddenly in her home at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 1963. Born in Splaha Zupka, Czechoslovakia, she had been a resident of this vicinity for the past fifty five years. She was a member of the Rosary Society of St. John’s G. C. Church and Greek Catholic Union 647, Uniontown. She was predeceased by her husband, Wasil Pinchok in 1961 and a son Michael in 1944. She is survived by these children, John, Santa Maria, Calif.; Wesley, Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Walter (Anna) Nadrach, Pinellas Park, Fla.; Mrs. Bernard (Mary) Wolfe, Deland, Fla.; Mrs. John (Susan) Miller, Leisenring 3; Mrs. Donald (Helen) Bartley, Lyndhurst, N.Y.; Mrs. Andrew (Theresa) Secalin, Uniontown; twenty two grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one brother, Joseph Janov, Cleveland, O.; sisters, Mrs. John (Anne) Verba, Cleveland, O.; Mrs. John (Susan) Wallik, Filbert; Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, Youngstown, O. Friends will be received in the Victor A. DeCarlo Funeral Home, 136 N. Gallatin Ave., after 7:30 this evening; until 2:00 p.m. Sunday, at which time a short prayer service will be held, followed by additional services at St. John’s G.C. Church, with Rev. Fr. Nicholas Kohut officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Rosary Society of St. John’s G.C. Church will meet at 8:00 this evening and at 6:00 Saturday evening to recite the Rosary. The Ladies Guild will meet at 7:30 Saturday evening to recite the Rosary. Panachida will be this evening at 8:15 and Parastas services will be held at 7:00 Saturday evening.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, April 5, 1963, page 6, column 7

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Wasil PINCHOCK ( -1961)

WASIL PINCHOCK

   Wasil Pinchock, 82, of Oliphant Furnace, died unexpectedly at 6:45 p.m. Friday in his home. He was a member of St. John’s G.C. Church and Branch No. 31, Greek Catholic Union, of Uniontown. Surviving are his widow, Mary; two sons; five daughters, including Mrs. John (Susan) Miller of Monarch; 22 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Haky funeral home, Uniontown, followed by requiem high mass in St. John’s G. C. Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery at Hopwood.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, November 28, 1961, page 13, column 2

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William Edward PINKNEY ( -1931)

WILLIAM E. PINKNEY

   William Edward Pinkney, aged one year, two months and seven days, died at 10 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Pinkney, House No. 9, Palmer. In addition to the parents, one brother, Frederick Jr., and one sister, Oralee, both at home, survive. Funeral services in charge of Rev. David Hunter, pastor of the Palmer Community church, will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m., at the home of the parents. Burial will be in Laurel Hill cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday Evening, March 30, 1931, page 8, column 8

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Melissa Ann PINKOSKY (1969-1969)

MELISSA PINKOSKY

  SCOTTDALE— Melissa Ann Pinkosky, infant daughter of Larry E. and Diane C. Rosen Pinkosky of Scottdale, died at 9:30 p.m.; Friday shortly after birth in Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer E. Rosen of Scottdale, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Pinkosky Jr., of North Scottdale.


PINKOSKY— Funeral services for Melissa Ann Pinkosky, infant daughter of Larry E. and Diane C. Pinkosky of Scottdale, who died shortly after birth Jan. 3, 1969, were held this afternoon in the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Scottdale. A blessing service was conducted by Rev. Marko Badovinac, pastor of St. Stephen’s Byzantine rites of Leisenring. Burial was in the St. John’s Byzantine Cemetery, Thornwood.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Daily, Saturday, January 4, 1969, page 11, column 7 & 8

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Eugene Herman PINSKEY (1929-1995)

Eugene H. Pinskey

   Eugene Herman Pinskey, 65, of Sand Hill Road, Mount Pleasant, died Wednesday, May 31, 1995, at his residence. He was born Nov. 29, 1929, in Mount Pleasant, the son of the late Bruno H. Pinskey and Cecelia Lizbinsky Pinskey Palanko. He had been employed as a machinist for Scottdale Machine and Foundry Co. prior to his retirement in 1985. He was a member of Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church, Mount Pleasant. He was a member of the U.S. Steel local union, East Huntingdon Firemen’s Club, Bridgeport Sportsman’s Club, Polish Falcons Nest, VFW Post 3368, American Legion Post 446, the Mount Pleasant Social Club, the Hecla Sportsman’s Club and the Kosciuszko Club. He is survived by three sons, Mark K. Pinskey of Medina, Ohio, Eugene J. Pinskey Jr. of Mount Pleasant, and Richard H. Pinskey, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Michael (Sandra R.) Koliscak of Bear Rocks; six grandchildren, Katie, Kelly, Crystal, Jared, Jenna and Jason; one sister, Mrs. William (Barbara J.) Hixson of Mount Pleasant. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Janet Ruth Mohney Pinskey, in 1983; a son John F. Pinskey; and a daughter, Janet Pinskey. Friends will be received at GALONE-CARUSO’S, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. A funeral mass will be celebrated at ? Saturday at Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church, Mount Pleasant. Interment will follow in Transfiguration parish cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1995

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Irma Ann PINTO ( -1938)

IRMA ANN PINTO

   Irma Ann Pinto, five months old, daughter of Peter and Victoria Solmon Pinto, died at 8:30 o’clock Saturday night at Connellsville State Hospital of intestinal flu and pneumonia. Besides her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Peter, Jr., and Eugene. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon with the cortege meeting at the home at 1118 Leisenring avenue at 2:30 o’clock, followed by blessing of the body at St. Rita’s Church at 3 o’clock. Rev. Henry DeVivo, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be made in the church cemetery in charge of Funeral Director Milton V. Munk.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, March 14, 1938, page 6, column 4

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Bertha P. Lewis PIPER (1902-2002)

   Bertha P. Lewis Piper, age 100, of Mount Morris R. D. 1, Pa., died Thursday, December 26, 2002, at 11 p.m. at home. She was born September 11, 1902 in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of Charles Lewis and Anna Samsull Lewis. Bertha was a housewife and a member of Church of God in High House, Pa. Her husband, John J. Piper, son, Edger Piper, daughter, Viola Loy, brothers, Earl, Albert, Wilbert, and Harry Lewis, sisters, Ethel and Myrtle, and parents preceded her in death. She is survived by three sons and three daughters: Earl Piper of Masontown, Pa., Franklin Piper of Virginia, Winona C. Canter of Davistown, Pa., Pearl Hobson of Maine, Reginal Piper of Maryland, and Connie Whyles of Carmichaels, Pa.; a sister, Nellie Dudak of Masontown, Pa.; a brother, Orville Lewis of Lewistown, Pa.; 18 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Friends will be received at the JOHN S. MAYKUTH JR. FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and River avenues, Masontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, December 30, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Barry V. Mahoney officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2002, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, December 29, 2002

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Betty Jane Wingrove Barkley PIPERPhoto  (1924-2012)

BRUCETON MILLS, W. VA.
Betty Jane Wingrove Barkley Piper

Betty Jane (Wingrove) Barkley Piper, age 88 years, of Bruceton Mills, West Virginia passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia. Betty Jane was born in Westmoreland County, Pa., on July 1, 1924 the daughter of Charles Wingrove and Mildred (French) Wingrove. Betty was a wonderful homemaker for her family and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her! Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas Piper; two brothers; and one sister. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Barbara Shallcross and husband Philip, Faye Cottle and husband William John Cottle Jr., Sandra Stoken and husband Robert, Sherry Eicher, Jerry Barkley and wife Grace, and Wendy Smith and husband James; 17 grandchildren: Vic Teets, J. R. Teets, Alan Teets, Jenny Hill, William John Cottle III, Pam Williams, Mike Webb, Debbie Holland, Robert Stoken II, Christine Stoken, Joey Stoken, Michelle Hawksworth, Monica Eicher, Bill Eicher, Jerry Barkley, Julie Knapp, Melissa Arch; 27 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and three brothers: Earl Wingrove, Donald Wingrove and Raymond Wingrove. Friends will be received at the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 603 North Gallatin Avenue Extension, Uniontown, Pa., on Monday, September 10, 2012 from 2 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, September 11, 2012 until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with Pastor Danny Gates officiating. Entombment will be private. Your personal written tributes and memories are welcomed and encouraged at www.hakyfuneralhome.com


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

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Charles E. PIPER (1889-1893)

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

Charles E. Piper

White, male, 4 years old
   Born—– 1889
   Died—– March 11, 1893, Layton
   Cause of death– Diptheria, sick 11 days
   Buried– Mt. Washington Cemetery
   Father– Thomas W. Piper
   Mother– Louise Jane Bryan Piper


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 126

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Earl W. PIPER ( -1926)

Lemont Miner Killed
Under Slate Fall; Was
To Wed Next Wednesday

   Earl Piper, 26 years old, was killed instantly this morning at 3 o'clock while he was working in the H. C. Frick Coke Company mine at Lemont. He was employed as a night shift laborer. He was buried under a fall of slate. Mr. Piper had secured a marriage license in Uniontown to marry Miss Isabel Collingwood of Lemont and was to be married next Wednesday, December 15. He was making his home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Piper of Lemont. In addition to his parents, there are four brothers, Lawrence, Wilbur, Arthur and Ralph, and two sisters, Olive and Hazel, married and living in Uniontown. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. It is probable that the service will be held Monday.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, December 11, 1926, page 1, column 5


EARL PIPER

   Engaged to be married within a few days to Miss Isabelle Collingwood of Youngstown, Earl Piper, aged 26, of Lemont, early Saturday morning, December 11, 1926, was caught under a fall of slate in the Lemont No. 2 mine and instantly killed. The marriage license already had been taken out for the wedding. Miss Collingwood had been employed in the Lemont Union Supply store for two years and resigned only last Saturday so that she could prepare for the wedding. Earl was employed as night driver in the Lemont mines. In some manner a pit prop was knocked out this morning and the fatal fall resulted. The young man is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Piper; four brothers, Lawrence, Wilbert, Arthur and Ralph, all of Lemont, and two sisters, Mrs. H. J. Tansey of Lemont and Mrs. Frank J. Andrews of Uniontown. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock in St. John's Roman Catholic church with the Rev. Fr. B. P. Kenna officiating. Burial will be in Park Place cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 13, 1926, page 8, column 4

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Edna Pearl PIPER ( -1963)

PIPER, EDNA PEARL— Aged 59, Lemont Furnace, died Thursday, February 21, 1963 in the Uniontown Hospital, following a brief illness. She was a member of the Lemont Methodist Church; Missionary Society; Auxiliary of the VFW, Post 47 and the Cootlettes. She was a daughter of the late Dempsey and Margaret Marks Freed. She is survived by her husband, Wilbert Piper and these sisters and brothers, Mrs. J. T. (Viola) Ryan; Mrs. John (Goldie) Olson, Mrs. Russell (Evelyn) Smalley and Mrs. Stephen (Thelma) Cassidy, all of Uniontown; Paul E. Freed, Ore.; Chester Freed, Hopwood. Friends are being received in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., until Sunday at 2 p.m. the hour of service. Rev. Albert Allen Bryan, her pastor will officiate. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery. Members of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW, Post 47 will meet this evening at 8 o'clock for ritualistic services.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, February 23, 1963, page 15, column 8

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Edward PIPER ( -1944)

PIPER, EDWARD— Aged 73 years, 9 months, 17 days, died in his home, 78 Lemont Furnace, Pa., December 8, 1944 at 8:45 p.m. He was a retired Frick pensioner; and resided in Lemont for 55 years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ellen Piper and the following children: Lawrence of Fairchance; Wilbert and Mrs. Olive Tansey, of Lemont Furnace; Arthur, of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Hazel Andrews, of Pittsburgh; Ralph, of Uniontown; 19 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one brother, Freeman, of Derry; one sister, Mrs. Frank Kime, of Latrobe. A brother, Wesley, preceded him in death by three days. Friends will be received in the late home until 1 o'clock this afternoon, the body will then lie in state in the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Uniontown, from 2 until 3 o'clock, the hour of service. Rev. H. H. Will, assisted by Rev. Harry Humpert, will officiate. Interment in Park Place cemetery, under the direction of C. B. Dearth Sons, New Salem.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 11, 1944. page 6, column 1

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Elizabeth Jane May PIPER (1918-2007)

   Elizabeth (Betty) Jane May Piper, 89, formerly of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., died on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at Tidewell Hospice, Fla. She was born April 5, 1918, the daughter of the late Alvey and Lois Pritts May. Beloved wife of the late Earl H. Piper, Sr., to who she was married 71 years. Left to cherish her memory are two sons, Thomas Piper and wife, Carolyn, of Connellsville, Daniel Piper and wife, Teri, of Brackenridge, Pa.; six daughters, Patricia Pierce and husband, James, of Bradenton, Florida(?), Gayle Halsted and husband, Irving, of Butler, Pa., Joey Mancuso and husband, Joseph, of Connellsville, Penny Stroupe and husband, Mike, of Clarion, Pa., Jeanne Piper, of Bradenton, Rebecca Ivko and husband, Mike, of Bradenton; 14 grandchildren and 22 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a so, Earl Piper, Jr.; grandson, Thomas Pierce. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville, Fayette County, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at 1 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla., 34238.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, September 10, 2007

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Harriet L. PIPER (1892-1988)

   Mrs. Harriet L. PIPER, 96, of 112 E. Painter St., South Connellsville, died Friday at her home. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alton (Gertrude) Emerick of South Connellsville and Mrs. Francis (Gretta) Byrne of Connellsville; two sons, Earl H. Piper of Bradenton, Fla., and Fred T. Piper of Burbank, Calif., 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville.

Notes from contributor:
   Born—– March 7, 1892, Little Summit
   Died—– November 11, 1988, Connellsville
   Buried– Pennsville Greenridge Cemetery
   Spouse– Fred Thomas Piper


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1988

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Ira PIPER (1893-1970)

Ira Piper, aged 76, of New Salem, R.D. 1, died Monday, June 8, 1970 at 7 a.m. at the home of a sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bates. He was the son of James Rebecca Hardy Piper. He was born in Dunbar, Nov 17, 1893. A retired coal miner he was a member of the U.M. W.A, Clyde Local No 688.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Albert Bates of New Salem, Mrs. Mary Wilson of Florida and Mrs. Edna Younkin of Connellsville.

Visitation at Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, today from 7 to 10 p.m. and until 2 o'clock tomorrow, the hour of service with the Rev. Ruth Masako officiating. Internment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, June 9, 1970, page 13, column 7

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James PIPER ( -1926)

MINER KILLED

   James Piper, aged 19 years, of Mount Braddock, was killed Tuesday afternoon, January 5, 1926 at 2:30 o'clock in the Florence mine, Lower Tyrone township, by a fall of slate. The youth was employed as a miner and had been working there for six months. He was making his home with a brother, Ira, at Florence. A brother, Joseph Piper, of Addison and two sisters, one of Melcroft, and Mrs. Ada Wadsworth, of Mt. Braddock, also survive. His parents are dead. Funeral services will be held at the Wadsworth home at Mount Braddock, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock followed by burial in Mount Auburn cemetery, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 7, 1926, page 2, column 3

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bullet James PIPER died in 1818. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(38)

On last Wednesday, at his residence in this borough, Mr. James Piper, senior, long a resident of this place.
The Genius of Liberty and American Telegraph.
Union, Sat. Aug. 29, 1818. Vol. 1, No. 21. Pg. 2. Col. 3.


Jesse W. PIPER (1896-1993)

Memory Card:

In Memory of

JESSE W. PIPER

Date of Birth

November 11, 1896

Date of Death

April 1, 1993

Place of Interment

Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar


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John Alfred PIPER ( -2003)

   John Alfred Piper, 65, of Mount Holly, N.J., passed away Sept. 23, 2003. He was born in Wheeler and was a 1955 graduate of the Dunbar Township High School. After his graduation he entered the U.S. Air Force and served from 1956-1960. After his honorable discharge, he worked many years for A&P and eventually for Acme Markets, retiring in 2002. He was known as “Pappy” to his many friends. He is survived by a daughter, Kelley V. Piper of Greenbelt, Md.; his wife, Carole A. Piper of Mount Holly; a twin brother, Thomas (Nora Lou) Piper of Anchorage, Alaska; and sisters, Mary Katherine Kennedy of Balch Springs, Texas, and Vera (Howard) Halfhill of Monroeville, Pa. He was predeceased by his parents, Emmet and Mary Piper, and by his sisters, Audrey DeBolt and Carolyn Reagan. Interment was at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Arneytown, N.J.


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

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Lawrence Edward PIPER (1919-2002)

   Lawrence "Ed" Piper, 82, of Greensboro, Pa., died at 2:56 a.m., on Monday, June 3, 2002, at LaFayette Manor, Uniontown, Pa., after a lengthy illness. He was born July 5, 1919, in Bagley, Pa., a son of the late Lawrence Walter and Marie Roberta Duffy Piper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Marie Piper; two brothers, Earl Piper and Glenn Piper; and a sister, Geraldine Piper, who did in infancy. Mr. Piper resided in the Greensboro area since 1947, and retired from the Duquesne Light Warwick Mine. He was a member of the Mapletown United Methodist Church and served on the Board of Directors of the Dunkard Valley Joint Municipal Authority. Mr. Piper was a 60-year member of the U.M.W.A., Duquesne Light Local 6310, where he served as President for 25 years. He worked as an organizer for the U.M.W.A., for two years, and as a Pennsylvania State Constable for four years. Mr. Piper was also a social member of V.F.W. Post 6303 at Greensboro, and served on the Greene County Board of Assistance. He played Big 10 Baseball and umpired for 30 years in the Big 10 and the Fayette County Leagues. Mr. Piper received a citation from the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives for voting in every election for 50 consecutive years. His wife Margaret W. Wardman Piper, whom he married on March 26, 1941, survives. Also surviving are a son, Lawrence E. Piper Jr., and his wife, Lois of Graysville, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Peggy Bowser and her husband, Arnie of Waynesburg, Pa.; six grandchildren, Lori Piper, Lee Piper, Kristen Emerson, Scott Emerson, Jennifer Jeffries and Tom Jeffries; a brother Donald Lee Piper of Rocky Mount, N.C.; a sister Roberta Jean Lee of Wildwood, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the YOSKOVICH FUNERAL HOME, Martin J. Yoskovich, Funeral Director, 300 South Vine Street (Route 88), Carmichaels, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m., with Dr. William L. Parker officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Hill Cemetery, Mapletown, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Mapletown United Methodist Church, PO Box 502, Greensbor o, PA 15338- 0502.


©The Herald Standard 2002, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, June 5, 2002

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Margaret W. PIPER (1918-2003)

   Margaret W. "Peg" Piper, 85, of Greensboro R. D. 1, Pa., died at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Pa. She was born April 20, 1918, in Brownsville, Pa., a daughter of the late James and Carrie Stewart Wardman. Mrs. Piper resided in the Greensboro area since 1947 and served 33 years as secretary-treasurer for the Mapletown United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women. She was past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6303, Greensboro and served as Judge of Elections for Monongahela Township, Greene County for many years.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence "Ed" Piper, whom she married on March 26, 1941, and who died June 3, 2002; a daughter, Donna Marie Piper, who died in childhood; three brothers, John, James and Donald Wardman; and two sisters, Ethel Brown and Polly Sealy. Surviving are a son, Lawrence E. Piper, Jr. and his wife, Lois, of Graysville, Pa.; a daughter, Peggy Bowser and her husband, Arnie, of Greensboro; six grandchildren: Lori Piper, Lee Piper, Kristen Emerso n, Scott Emerson, Jennifer Jeffries and Tom Jeffries; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the YOSKOVICH FUNERAL HOME, Martin J. Yoskovich, Funeral Director, 300 South Vine St. (Route 88), Carmichaels, Pa., where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, with Dr. William L. Parker officiating. Interment will follow at Monongahela Hill Cemetery, Mapletown. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Mapletown United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 502, Greensboro, Pa. 15338-0502. For additional information and to sign the online guest book, please visit www.legacy.com.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 4, 2003

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LCDR Marion L. 'Mike' PIPER (1924-2007)

   LCDR Marion L. "Mike" Piper, USN (Ret.), 82, of East Millsboro, Fayette County, Pa, died Wednesday, January 17, 2007, at home. He was born August 3, 1924, in Todd County, Minnesota, and raised in Lead- Deadwood, South Dakota (Black Hills), the son of Marion Piper, Sr., and Ethelyn Gladden Piper. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Dale and Bernard Piper, and his sisters, Zona Rae Kosky and Iris Johnsen. Mike joined the Navy at 17 on Kiddycar Cruise, November, 1941, becoming a DOW on December 7, 1941. Volunteered Submarines on RM3/c from Radio School Indianapolis June 1942 and joined "Spritz's Navy" via duty New London SubBase Radio One until November 1943. Mike became an RM2/c Plankowner USS PIPEFISH (SS-388) Portsmouth, New Hampshire. As RM1/c (SS) he converted to Comm Tech and rose through Naval Secruity Group Activities to Chief, WO1, CWO2, Lt. and retired as LCDR on August 1, 1969 after 28 years of service. Mike was a member of the MOAA - Military Officers Association of America, American Legion Post 295 of Brownsville, US Submarine Vets, and the US Naval Cryptologic Vetererns Associations.

   He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Joanne Crawford Piper; a son, Blaine Piper, of Virginia; a daughter, Linda Peck, of New York, and several grandchildren.

   Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. The family will receive friends in the funeral home on Friday, January 19, 2007, from 3 until 5 and 7 until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday, January 20, from 9:30 until 10 a.m., followed by a Celebration of His Life at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Gail Mason, of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, officiating. Memorials donations should be made to a charity of choice. Memorial e-mails may be sent to the family at memorials@adferguson.com. The A. Kramer Axton American Legion Post 295, Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., will afford Military Rites at the Funeral Home after the service.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, January 18, 2007

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Martha Joanne Crawford PIPER (1928-2010)

   Martha Joanne Crawford Piper, 82, of Brownsville, PA died Saturday, December 11, 2010 in Uniontown Hospital. She was born November 1, 1928 in Uniontown, the daughter of the late Luther Crawford and Hazel Ross Crawford. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Marion L. Piper, Jr. in 2007, two brothers, Homer Crawford and Luther Ross Crawford. Martha was a graduate of Brownsville High School in 1946. She was employed with Bell Telephone in the Brownsville Office and then as an agent for the National Security Agency. She was a member of the Brownsville American Legion Auxiliary.

   Martha is survived by several nieces and nephews; her sister-in-law, Mabel Crawford of Weston, WV; a reliable friend, Jason Pappas of Arensburg, PA and her special pet dog, Cookie.

   Arrangements have been entrusted to ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA 15401, where the family will receive friends on Friday, December 17, 2010 from 12 PM until 2 PM, at which time a service celebrating her life will be held with Rev. Gail Mason officiating. Interment will be private. The family suggests memorial donations to the American Cancer Society.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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Martha Louise Cress PIPER ( -1951)

Edenborn Woman Dies In Hospital

   Martha Louise Piper, 26, of Edenborn, died in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Saturday at 5:45 p.m. after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband, Earl Piper; three children, Patricia, Danny and Jerry; her parents, Emory and Pearl Longapecker Cress of Morgantown, W. Va.; and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Ruth Hohenshell, Mrs. Marie Piper and Lawrence Cress of Masontown, William with the U.S. Army, John of Morgantown, Marion of Edenborn and Wayne of Masontown. Friends will be received at the Honsaker Funeral Home, Masontown, where services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Paul Roth officiating. Burial will follow in Greendale cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, July 16, 1951, page 1, column 3

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Michael Lee PIPER ( -2004)

   Michael Lee Piper, 27, of New York, a Cabinetmaker who was born in Connellsville, Pa., died Friday, January 16, 2004. He is survived by his parents, William and Betty Piper of Texas; paternal grandmother, Martha Piper, and paternal aunt, Joanne Piper, both of West Newton, Pa.; brothers: Raymond Piper and wife Janet and their three children of Greensburg, Pa., and William Piper Jr. and wife Christina and their five children of Texas; sisters: Betty Piper Smith and husband Johnathan Smith and their four children of Virginia, Tammy Piper Crosson and her four children of Florida, Jennifer Piper Patton and her two children of Virginia, and Hazel Piper Duncan and her three children of Texas; sister-in-law, Kathy Piper (Robert's wife) and their three children of Ohio; and many uncles, aunts and cousins whom he loved so dearly. Relatives and friends were received in the Joseph W. Nickels Funeral Home Inc., Herminie, Pa.


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

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Rebecca PIPER ( -1909)

Mrs. Rebecca Piper, age 45, died at her home here Friday, November 19, 1909 of typhoid fever. She is survived by her husband James Piper and these children; Mrs. W.M. Wadsworth, Mrs. Bird, Clara Birdie, Joseph, Ira, Willis, Charles and James. She is also survived by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Hardy, five sisters; and two brothers.

The funeral was held Sunday. Internment in Franklin Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, November 22, 1909

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Robert Alan PIPER (1974-2003)

   Robert Alan Piper, 28, of Farmington, Pa., died suddenly Wednesday, July 23, 2003, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Oct. 13, 1974, in Mount Pleasant, Pa., son of Arlene M. (Allshouse) Hayden.Also surviving are his stepfather, Ivan Richard Hayden; three daughters, Ashley, Tiffany and Brittany; a stepbrother, Richard Alan Hayden and wife, Heidi of Confluence and their three children, Larry, Richard and Kyle Hayden; and aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME OF FARMINGTON, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Saturday morning at 11 a.m., in the funeral home.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 24, 2003

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Roy Eugene PIPER (1962-2004)

   Roy Eugene Piper, age 41, of Markleysburg, Pa., passed away Saturday, May 1, 2004. He was born July 25, 1962 in Uniontown, Pa., son of James and Viola (Patterson) Piper. A brother, Richard Piper, and his parents preceded him in death. Surviving are these Brothers and Sisters: Robert E. Piper and fiancee, Sonya King, Jerry D. Piper, Maria Piper and fiance, Greg Gurtner, all of Markleysburg, Pa., and Pam Preisner and fiancee, Dave Graham, of Saxonburg, Pa.; one niece; four nephews; his landlord and good friends, Tammy and Glen Pyeritz and family; and good friends, Rich and Sharon Jackson and family. Friends will be received in the RODNEY S. TURNER FUNERAL HOME, Markleysburg, Pa., on Tuesday, May 4, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon, the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Monday, May 3, 2004

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Silas F. PIPER ( -1933)

SILAS F. PIPER

   Silas F. Piper, of 1212 South Pittsburgh street, Connellsville, died at 12:17 o'clock, Friday afternoon, May 12, 1933. He was aged 64 years, eight months and one day and had been a resident of Connellsville for 25 years. His death was traceable to an injury suffered in Uniontown, last April 26, when he was struck on the head by a falling brick from the top of a building he was helping dismantle. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth McCuthen Piper; a son, Ralph, and a daughter, Mrs. Frances Lewis, of Connellsville; one sister, Mrs. Carrie Zebley, of Detroit, Mich., and 10 grandchildren. Mr. Piper was a blacksmith and carpenter by vacation. He was a member of the Methodist Protestant church and of the Carpenters' Union. Brief funeral services will be conducted in the family residence, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock followed by additional services at 3 o'clock in the Methodist Protestant church. Burial in Hill Grove cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, May 13, 1933, page 2, column 1

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Silas R. PIPER (1922-2009)

   Silas R. Piper, age 86, of Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., died in the Haven Crest Nursing Home, Monongahela, Washington County, Pa., on Friday, January 9, 2009. He was born on November 11, 1922, in Johnstown, Pa., the son of James Piper and Helen Debolt Piper. On August 31, 1945, Silas married Elizabeth Bachetti, who survives. Mr. Piper was a well-known Auto Mechanic. He operated a shop in Denbo Heights, Washington County, Pa., for over 50 years. He served in the 807th Army Air Force during World War II. Mr. Piper was a Mason. He was the last of his immediate family. In addition to his wife, he is also survived by daughters: Judy Evans (Edward), of Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania, Linda Perkins (John Cooper), of Folsom, California; and a son, Richard J. Piper (Susan), Penn Hills, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He will be sadly missed by his friends, Larry and Kergin Ball, and sons, Justin and Shay. There will be no Services. Arrangements are under the direction of the PAUL M. LESAKO FUNERAL HOME, INC., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Greene County, Pa., 15320, Paul M. Lesako, Funeral Director/Supervisor.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, January 11, 2009

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Silas W. PIPER ( -1928)

   Silas W. Piper, aged 41 years, of West Side, Connellsville, who was found lying on the floor of his home Sunday morning with a gunshot wound of the right temple died in the Connellsville State Hospital, Monday morning, June 4, 1928, at 7:10 o'clock. Mr Piper, a carpenter by trade, and had been injured a little more than a year ago in a fall from a scaffold. Mr. Piper was born near Layton, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Piper and lived in Wheeler the last 14 years. Besides his widow, Mrs. Bessie Piper; five children survive. They are, Mrs. G. W. Cunningham of Wheeler, Walter, Francis, Jean and Bessie, all at home. He has two brothers, Fred Piper of Greenwood and Emmett Piper of Wheeler, and the following sisters; Mrs. Florence Hagerman of Lower Tyrone township; Marsha Boshart of Perryopolis; Carrie Sutter of Brownsville; Grace Shank of Mount Pleasant, and Hazel Piper of Point Marion. Funeral services will be held in the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, followed by burial in Bryan cemetery, near Dawson.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, June 5, 1928, page 7, column 3

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Thomas S. PIPER ( -2003)

   Thomas S. Piper of Bruceton Mills, W. Va., and formerly of Brownsville, Pa., died suddenly Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at home. He was the son of the late Rev. James Piper and Helen Debolt Piper, formerly of Denbo Heights. Surviving are his wife, Betty J. Barkley Piper; a daughter, Wendy K. and her husband, James Smith of Bruceton, W. Va.; a brother, Richard and his wife, Betty Piper of Brownsville, Pa.; and five stepchildren, Barbara Shallcross of Lakeland, Fla., Faye Cottle of Perryopolis, Pa., Sandra Stokes of Fairbank, Pa., Sherry Eicher of Fairbank, Pa., and Gerald Barkley of Adah, Pa. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by a brother, James Piper. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa., today from 6 to 9 p.m., and Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at a time to be announced.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 13, 2003

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Verna M. Adams PIPER (1933-2009)

   Verna M. (Adams) Piper, 75, of New Alexandria, formerly of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Monday, March 16, 2009, at her daughter's home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born July 19, 1933, in Indian Head, Salt Lick Township, a daughter of the late Joseph F. and Nellie Grimm Adams. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Latrobe. She is survived by a daughter, Tina Ann Piper Kubiak, of New Alexandria, with whom she resided; two sons, Daniel Piper, of Billings, Mont., and James Bryner Jr., of Connellsville; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Piper; and several brothers and sisters. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Trinity Lutheran Church, Weldon Street, Latrobe. Family and friends are invited to attend. Arrangements are under the direction of the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 South First St., West Side, Connellsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Medi Hospice Services, 103, Rhoda Ave., Leechburg, PA 15656.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 18, 2009

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Wilbert E. PIPER ( -1968)

W. E. Piper
Death Told

   Wilbert E. Piper, 67, Lemont Furnace, died Tuesday evening at Uniontown Hospital. Mr. Piper was a retired coal miner, a member of UMWA, Oliver Local No. 6288, and Eagles Lodge No. 828. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl, in 1963. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Andrews, Pleasant Hills, Pittsburgh, Mrs. Olive Tansey, Jacksonville, Fla., and one brother, Ralph, Uniontown. Friends are being received in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., until 11 a.m. Friday, the hour of service. Dr. Earl P. Confer will officiate. Burial will be in the Park Place Cemetery. Eagles will meet in the lodge at 7:30 tonight to go to the funeral home from Ritualic Services at 7:45. North Union Vol. Firemen will conduct services at 8 p.m.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 18, 1968, page 25, column 5

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Michael PIPIK, Jr. (1908-1974)

PIPIK, MICHAEL, JR.— Age 65 years of 325 Catherine Avenue, Brownsville, died suddenly in the Brownsville General Hospital, Friday, March 15, 1974. He was born in Stockdale on October 7, 1908 the son of the late Michael and Anna (Uhrin) Pipik. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U. S. Navy, a member of St. Peter’s R.C. Church, Brownsville, the UMWA No. 762, Vestaburg, and the Victory Club. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Nuzzo Iacconi Pipik; two children, Frank Pipik of Phillipsburg, Pa., and Anna Elizabeth Pipik at home; one daughter-in-law, Patty Pipik; one brother, John Pipik of Metuchen, N.J.; nine sisters, Mrs. Anna Hecker, Mrs. Sue Fenchock, Mrs. Jenny Zupko, Mrs. Mildred Asmar, and Mrs. Kay Terefranko, all of Metuchen, N.J., Mrs. Elizabeth Bouler, Bound Brook, N. J., Mrs. Helen Strickary, Perth Amboy, N. J., Mrs. Mary Connors, Philadelphia, and Mrs. Margaret Kurtiak, Warner Robins, Ga. Preceding him in death was one sister Julia Powers. Friends are being received in the Andrew J. Skirpan Funeral Home, 135 Park St., Brownsville this evening from 7 to 10 and Sunday from 2 to 10 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be sung in St. Peter’s R.C. Church, Brownsville, Monday at 9:30 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Richard P. Karenbauer as celebrant. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Parish and Christian Mothers will recite the Rosary Sunday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, March 16, 1974, page 17, column 8

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Albert J. PIRL ( -1988)

Albert J. PIRL, 65, of 1407 E. Gibson Ave., South Connellsville, died Sunday in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Wayne (JoAnn) Wilson of South Connellsville; one sister, Mrs. Audrey Guerriero of Connellsville, and three grandchildren. Friends will be received at Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.


Note from contributor —
* died 13 Nov 1988


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David A. PIRL (1951-2010)

David A. Pirl
Clayton, N.C.
Formerly of Mill Run

David A. Pirl, 58, of Clayton, N.C., formerly of Mill Run, passed away Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, in Wake Medical Hospital in Raleigh, N.C. He was born Dec. 11, 1951, in Connellsville, a son of Albert Pirl, of Mill Run, and the late Jane Porterfield Pirl. David was Protestant by faith. He was employed by Johnston Memorial Hospital in Smithfield, N.C., for 15 years as a radiology supervisor. He was an Army veteran. David was an avid gambler and enjoyed traveling to Wheeling Downs Casino. In addition to his father, he is survived by two daughters, Shannon K. Hartman and husband, Lance, of Tampa, Fla., and Lindsay R. Pirl, of McKeesport; brothers, Tom Pirl and wife, Martha, Don Pirl and wife, Deb, Mike Pirl and Vincent "Bud" Pirl, all of Mill Run, and Mark Pirl, of Henderson, S.C.; two sisters, Ginger Yeagley and husband, George, of Tennessee, and Shelly Barnhart and husband, Brian, of Bruceton Mills, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jackson, Christopher, Jessica, Bryanna, Robbie and Jacob; also extended family, Carolyn Varcoe, Susan Stelzner and Stephen Varcoe; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and a great-great-nephew. In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by a brother, Martin "Lou" Pirl. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side Connellsville. Additional visitation will be held until 11 a.m. Thursday, the hour of service, in the funeral home with Pastor Jeff Rowan officiating. Interment will be private.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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Della M. PIRL (1919-2003)

Della M. Pirl
Connellsville

Della M. Pirl, 83, a lifelong resident of Connellsville, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2003, in the Harmon House Skilled Nursing Facility, Mount Pleasant. She was born Dec. 24, 1919, in Connellsville, the daughter of the late William and Ella Gillespie Pirl. She was a graduate of Connellsville High School, Class of 1937. She was retired from the administrative office of Anchor Hocking, where she was employed for many years. Della was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Connellsville. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Roy and Victor Pirl; and one sister, Ruth Pirl, all of Connellsville. She is survived by a nephew, Kenneth Pirl, of Foster City, Ca. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Larry Hellein officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, May 19, 2003

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Harold D. PIRL (1928-2010)

Harold D. Pirl
Normalville

Harold D. Pirl, 81, of Normalville (Rogers Mill), passed away Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, in Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Nov. 13, 1928, in Rogers Mill, a son of the late William and Elsie Porterfield Pirl. Harold was a lifelong resident of Rogers Mill. Prior to his retirement, he was a sawmill worker for various sawmills in the area. Harold will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by his loving children, Tom Pirl and wife, Tammy, and Donald Pirl, all of Normalville, William Pirl and wife, Mary, of South Connellsville, Linda Bentz, of Somerset, Virginia Swope and friend, Harry Leighliter, of Rogers Mill, and Della Smith and friend, George Miller, of South Connellsville; his 13 grandchildren; his 28 great-grandchildren; his brothers, Clint Pirl and wife, Betsy, of Normalville, Glen Pirl and wife, Audrey, of Rogers Mill, George Pirl and wife, Helen, of Somerset, Clyde Pirl and wife, Shirley, of Ruffsdale, and Eddie Pirl and wife, Mondy, of Normalville; his sister, Dolly Rose, of Indian Head; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Harold was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor L. Rose Pirl; his son, Tim Pirl; his grandson, Doug Pirl; his great-grandson, Matthew Pirl; his sister, Mary Housel; and his brother, Ross Pirl. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., at the corner of Route711 and 146 Municipal Building Road, Melcroft, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Terry Upton officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Normalville Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, September 4, 2010

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Harry K. PIRL (1930-2003)

Harry K. Pirl
Connellsville

Harry K. Pirl, 73, of Connellsville (Bullskin Township) died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born April 19, 1930, in Normalville, a son of the late John Wesley and Elysie Murray Pirl. Mr. Pirl was employed as a construction worker and was a member of Union Local #1058. He had previously been employed by the B&O Railroad. He was a member of the Normalville Rod and Gun Club, Women’s Life Insurance Society and a member of the Normalville United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Della Snyder Pirl; four children, Dellene Younkin of Normalville, Sarah Linderman and her husband, Newlin “Butch” of Mill Run, Kenneth M. Pirl and his wife, Betty, of Connellsville and Cherie O’Donnell and her husband, Brian, of Normalville; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; six brothers, J.D. Pirl of Connellsville, Eugene Pirl and his wife, Jane of Mill Run, Donald Pirl of Normalville, Joseph Pirl and his wife, Pamela of Clarington, Ohio, Wilbert Pirl and his wife, Candy, of Berea, Ohio, and Chester Prinkey and his wife, Julia, of Connellsville; and six sisters, Ruthie Fredricks of Connellsville, Dorothy Ritenour and her husband, Reid, of Elyria, Ohio, Margaret Mitchell of Scottdale, Janet Nicholson of Las Vegas, Nev., Linda Ritenour and her husband, Ernest, of Lorain, Ohio, and Helen May and her husband, Kenneth, of Shiloh, N.J. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a grandson, whom he raised, Terry Lee King; one great-grandchild, Nicholas King; two sisters, Margaret “Dolly” Wise and Beulah Goswick and two brothers, James and Charles Pirl. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. today in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., Route 711, Melcroft, where services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dennis Arndt officiating. Interment will follow in the Normalville Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, October 16, 2003

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Hattie PIRL (1883-1964)

MRS. HATTIE PIRL

   Mrs. Hattie Pirl, 81 of 901 Franklin Avenue, died Sunday in Connellsville State General Hospital where she was a patient since October 17. She was born August 3, 1883 in Rockwood, a daughter of the late William H. and Minerva Bitner Johnston. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran, Daughters of Ruth Bible Class, Order of the Eastern Star Connellsville Chapter 247 and Daughter of Union Civil War Veterans. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Minerva (Elmer) Firestone of Breakneck Road, one grandchild and a sister, Mrs. Charles (Mary) Rathburn of Connellsville. The body will be at the McCormick funeral home after 7 p.m. today. Internment in Hill Grove Cemetery, Connellsville.

Note from contributor:
   Spouse–Milton C. Pirl


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, November 30, 1964

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James A. PIRL (1924-1994)

JAMES A PIRL--Age 69 of Railroad Street Everson, died in Frick Hospital. A retired employee of Newcomer Plumbing and Heating with 20 years of service, a veteran of WWII, having served with the U.S. Army Headquarters Squad 482 and Army Services Group in Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland and the Ardennes.


Notes from contributor —
* born 12 Nov 1924 - Normaville
died 5 June 1994 Everson
Parents - Jesse James Pirl & Goldie Murray Pirl
Wife Betty Jane Pletcher Pirl
Children - James R Pirl, Rosemary Pirl Stillwagon


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

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Jane L. Porterfield PIRL Stone (1933-2006)

Jane L. Porterfield Pirl, 73, of Mill Run, Fayette County, Pa., peacefully passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2006, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa. She was a much beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend to many.

She is survived by her husband, Albert Gene Pirl; eight children; Thomas and wife, Martha, Don and wife, Deb, Vince (Bud), all of Mill Run, Pa., Virginia and husband, George Yeagley, Shelly and husband, Brian Barnhart, of Tennessee, David, Mark and wife, Penny, of North Carolina, and Mike, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Sherry Pirl, of Normalville, Fayette County, Pa.; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the Kucera Funeral Home, 127 East Fairview Avenue, Connellsville, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, July 26, 2006

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Joseph D. PIRL, Sr. Stone (1936-2005)

Joseph D. "Donnie" Pirl, Sr., 69, of Normalville, Pa., died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, at his home. He is survived by sons, John Pirl of Normalville and Joseph Pirl, Jr. of Confluence; daughters, Mrs. Keith (Lisa) Snyder of Stafford, Va. and Sharon Pirl at home; six grandchildren; brothers, John David "J.D." Pirl of Connellsville and Albert Eugene "Gene" Pirl of Mill Run; sister, Eleanor "Ruthie" Frederick of Connellsville; half brothers, Chester Prinkey, Joseph Wesley Pirl and Wilbert Pirl; and half sisters, Dorothy Ritenour, Margaret Mitchell, Janet Nicholson, Linda Ritenour, and Helen Mays.

Friends will be received at the Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., Route 711, Melcroft until 1 p.m. today.


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

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Judith A. Arzbacher PIRL (1937-2001)

Judith A. Arzbacher Pirl, 63, of Foster City, Calif., formerly of Connellsville, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at her home. She was born Oct. 12, 1937, in Connellsville, the daughter of the late Omar Joseph and Helen R. Adams Arzbacher. Judith was a graduate of Connellsville Area High School with the Class of 1955. She also graduated from California State University at Hayward with Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration and Management Information Systems. She had been a resident of the San Francisco Bay area for the past 25 years. She was employed by Plextor Corp. of Fremont, Calif., for the past five years as an accounting manager. She was active in many business organizations during her employment over the past 15 years. Judith is survived by her husband, Kenneth R. Pirl, with whom she celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on Aug. 30, 2001. She is also survived by her brother, John R. Arzbacher and his wife, Patricia, of Connellsville as well as many other relatives in the Connellsville area. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Deborah Lynn in 1959. Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Juengel officiating. Interment will follow in the Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, October 30, 2001

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Mabel I. Huey PIRL (1932-2005)

Mabel I. Pirl
Scottdale

Mabel I. Pirl, 72, of Scottdale, Pa., died Thursday, May 19, 2005, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Born June 1, 1932, in Bullskin Township, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Bessie (Martin) Huey. She was a member of Center Bethel Church of God in Alverton. She attended Connellsville High School. Surviving are a son, Ronald Meyers and wife, Anna, of Canfield, Ohio; a daughter, Sherry Gilbert and husband, Louis, of Youngstown, Ohio; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a brother, George "Mike" Huey, of Alvarado, Texas; and a sister, Betty Meyers and husband, Delman, of Tennessee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth R. Pirl, in 1991; a daughter, Linda Lou Nicholson; a brother, Wade Miller; and a sister, Elizabeth Fosbrink. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL SERVICE INC., 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home with Pastor Lee Kline officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Bullskin Township.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, May 21, 2005

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Martin L. PIRL (1958-2001)

Martin L. Pirl
Mill Run

Martin L. Pirl, 43, of 525 Hampton Road, Mill Run, passed away, Oct. 28, 2001, at his residence. He was born Jan. 11, 1958, in Connellsville, the son of Albert E. and Jane Porterfield Pirl of Mill Run. He was a ski lift operator at Hidden Valley Resorts. He was a graduate of Connellsville High School Class of 1976. Surviving are a wife, Sherry Bowers Pirl of Mill Run; brothers, Thomas, Donald, Michael and Vincent Pirl, all of Mill Run, David Pirl of Clayton, N.C., and Mark Pirl of Youngsville, N.C.; and two sisters, Virginia Yeogly of Uniontown and Shelly Barnhart of Bruceton Mills, Tenn. Friends are being received at the RICHARD KUCERA FUNERAL HOME, 127 E. Fairview Ave., Connellsville, today from 2 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m., the hour of service with the Rev. Thomas Bonomo officiating.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, October 30, 2001

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Ross L. PIRL (1932-2002)

Ross L. Pirl
Champion

Ross L. Pirl, 69, of Champion, went to be with God on Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at his home. He was born Nov. 22, 1932, in Rogers Mill, a son of the late William and Elsie Porterfield Pirl. He is survived by and will be sadly missed by his wife, Mary Jane Pirl; his two sons, David Pirl and wife Martina of Norvelt and Raymond Pirl and wife Sara of Champion; his two daughters, Kay Leshko and husband John III of Mount Pleasant and Tammy Sanner and husband Chris of Donegal; his 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; his brothers, Harold Pirl of Rogers Mill, Clint Pirl of Ruffsdale and a half-brother, Eddie Pirl of Rogers Mill; and a sister, Dolly Rose of Indian Head; a sister-in-law, Betty Lou King of Champion; a brother- in-law, Junior King and wife Elverta of Melcroft; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by an infant daughter; and a twin sister, Mary Housel and his mother and father-in-law. Family and friends will be received in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home. A committal service and interment will follow in the Mount Nebo Cemetery, Saltlick Township.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, January 19, 2002

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Pearl Petroff PISTILLI ( -1997)

Pearl P. Pistilli

   Pearl Petroff Pistilli, 70, of Bentleyville and a native of Ellsworth died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, in the home of Judy White, Somerset Township, Pa. She is survived by two grandchildren: Dawn R. Greco of Washington, Pa., and Armand Pistilli Jr. of Bentleyville; two brothers: Pete Petroff and James “Jiggs” Petroff both of Detroit, Mich.; two sisters: Katie Petroff Denjen of Morgantown, W.Va., and Mary Petroff Mazzei of Belle Vernon, Pa.; and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main St., Bentleyville, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 14, until 10 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1997

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

Frank Pistrowski, 61, died of a heart attack at 11:15 o'clock Monday morning, April 29, 1935, at his home, House 82 Buffington.  He is survived by his wife, Agnes, and the following children:  Mrs. Helen Herring, Detroit; Mrs. Hattie Abran, Buffington; Mrs. Kozle, Footedale; Mrs. Frances Coughenour, Hopwood; Alexander, Detroit; Michael, Detroit; Frank, Cairnbrook; Thomas and Sophia, both of Buffington.  One brother, John Pistrowski, of Baltimore, also survives.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(newspaper dated April 30, 1935)


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

Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Pitcock, aged 55, widow of William Pitcock, died Saturday, July 31, 1937, in the Waynesburg hospital after a lingering illness.  She was the daughter of Oliver and Melvina Doty and spent most of her life in Carmichaels.
Surviving are two sons, Basil and Ray of Carmichaels; six brothers, William G. Spencer, Guy, Ray, Roy, and Dennis Doty, all of Carmichaels, and three sisters, Mrs. Emma Knight, Mrs. Icey Garland and Mrs. Margaret Henderson, Carmichaels.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., today in the Condit funeral home. Burial will be in Greene County Memorial cemetery.


Homer F. PITTS ( -1962)

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

Rites for Miners
Killed at Robena

HOMER PITTS

   The funeral service for Homer F. Pitts, 37, of Jamison, was held at 2 p.m. today in the DeCarlo funeral home, Uniontown, with the Rev. Robert Wright officiating. Burial was in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. He was born at Clarksburg, W. Va., and had lived in this vicinity for the past 25 years. He was a member of Robena Local No. 6321, U. M. W. A., and the Church of God of Prophecy. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Beatrice Gallagher Pitts; four children, Donna, Homer Dale, Garry Lee and Daniel Ray, at home, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pitts of Dunbar, three brothers, William of Uniontown, Joseph of Cleveland, Ohio, and Paul of Dunbar, and three sisters, Mrs. Lewis (Sarah) Alberts and Mrs. James (Lucille) Back of Uniontown and Mrs. Marion (Genevieve) Colucci of Republic.


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

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Zachary Anthony PITTS (1994-1996)

Zachary A. Pitts

   Zachary Anthony Pitts, 19 months, of Uniontown passed away Saturday, April 6, in Childrens Hospital, Oakland, Pittsburgh. He is survived by his parents, David and Crystal Felice Pitts Sr., paternal grandparents, Paul and Nancy Etting Pitts, and maternal grandparents, Patrick and Carole Shrum Felice all of Uniontown, a sister, Erin Pitts, and three brothers, David Pitts Jr., Andrew Pitts, and Joshua Pitts all at home. Arrangements will be announced by the James D. Barnett Funeral Home, 196 West Main St., Uniontown.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– August 29, 1994
   Died—– April 6, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1996

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bullet Catharine PIXLER died in 1855. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

On board the steamer _______, on the Mississippi river, on the 5th ult., of Cholera, Mrs. Catharine Pixler, wife of Joseph Pixler, Sr, recently (?) of Brownfieldtown in the county.
Genius of Liberty, May 17, 1855. Volume 1. Number 18, Page 3, Column 3


bullet Emily PIXLER died in 1855. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

Near McGregor's Landing, Iowa, on Sunday, the 23d ultimo of Cholera, Miss Emily Pixler, wife of Wm. Pixler, formerly of Brownfieldtown in, this county
Genius of Liberty, May 17, 1855. Volume 1. Number 18, Page 3, Column 3


bullet Joseph PIXLER died in 1861. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

In Clayton county, Iowa, April 11, 1861, Mr. Joseph Pixler, aged 63 years and 1 month.
Mr. Pixler was formerly a resident of Smithfield, Fayette county, and removed to Iowa in 1855. He has left many friends to mourn his loss. He was afflicted for many years. God's will be done. Com.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, April 25, 1861.


Norma June PIZZI (1927-2007)

   Norma June Pizzi, 80, of Washington, formerly of Lakeland, Florida, died Thursday July 19, 2007, in Donnell House, Washington. She was born June 6, 1927, in Connellsville, a daughter of Frank Anthony and Elvira Gattone Pizzi. Miss Pizzi was a graduate of Connellsville High School and Philadelphia College School of Nursing. She worked as a nurse in Lakeland and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland. Surviving are a sister, Ardita Gattone of Sacramento, CA and nieces and nephews, W. Brian Pizzi, II, J. Preston Pizzi, Janet Pizzi McConnell, Deborah Campbell, Robert Putnam, Vincent Gattone, Toni Saul, Elva Jo Burlingham and Rickey and Kenneth Seifert. Deceased are a brother, Wilson B. Pizzi, MD and two sisters, Yvonne Putnam and Geneva Seifert. Friends are welcome at a memorial service at 11 a.m. in Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, with Pastor Vinco Scavo officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to Presbyterian Senior Care, 83 South Main Street, Washington, PA 15301.


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

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Katherine PLANEY ( -1996)

Katherine Planey

   Katherine Planey, 87, of Fayette City R.D. 1 (Gillsepie), Pa., died Wednesday, April 3, 1996, in the Monongahela Valley Hospital, after a short illness. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Norman (Margaret) Foglia of Belle Vernon, Pa.; and one brother, Mike Planey of Fayette City R.D. 1 (Gillsepie). Friends will be received in the Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home, Fayette City, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 9 a.m., the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1996

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Rosa PLATT ( -1941)

ROSA PLATT

   Mrs. Rosa Platt, 68, died at 5:30 Sunday night, June 1, 1941, in her home, 40 Stewart avenue, following a long illness. Surviving are her husband, M. W. Platt, and the following children: Abe, Uniontown; Joseph, Uniontown; Fannie, Johnstown; Emanuel, Uniontown; Benjamin, Uniontown; Ethel, Cleveland; Oscar, Uniontown. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon in the family residence, with Rabbi Samuel Glasner officiating. Burial will be in Temple Israel Cemetery, Hopwood.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 2, 1941, page 2, column 2

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bullet Margaret PLAYFORD died in 1891. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

PLAYFORD, MRS. MARGARET
Mrs. Margaret PLAYFORD, nee SHAW, widow of the late Dr. Robert W. PLAYFORD, died at her home in Brownsville on Saturday afternoon, October 10th, 1891, aged nearly 84 years.  The deceased was in her usual health until about ten days ago, when she took a severe cold, which caused  her death.  The funeral took place Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. 
Courier Fri. Oct. 16, 1891


Joseph E. PLEBAN (1921-1975)

PLEBAN, JOSEPH E.— Age 54 years of 3 Long Vue Drive, Uniontown, Pa., died Sunday, August 17, 1975 in the Uniontown Hospital at 1:50 a.m. He was born in Oliphant Furnace, February 19, 1921, the son of the late Steven and Mary Pleban. He was a sales representative for the Baltimore Business Forms for twelve years, a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fayette Lodge 228 F&AM, Uniontown Lodge of Perfection, Pittsburgh Consistory, Syria Temple Shrine of Pittsburgh, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Caravan 9, Menallen Grange 1091 and a Veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Betty L. (Ferrell) Pleban; one son, J. Eric at home; four sisters, Mrs. John (Mary) Uhas of Uniontown, Mrs. Catherine Markosky of Ligonier, Pa., Mrs. Kirk (Helen) Robinson of state of California, Mrs. Elmer (Jospehine) Koposko of Windber, Pa. He was predeceased by a brother John Pleban and a sister, Mrs. Anna M. Baranek. Friends will be received in the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown St. today 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and in St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church from 12:30 p.m. Wednesday until 1:30 p.m. the hour of service with the Rev. G. C. Waldkoenig officiating. Interment in Mt. View Cemetery, Brownfield. Fayette Lodge 228 F&AM will hold Ritualistic Services Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, August 18, 1975, page 27, column 8

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Roselia Victoria PLEBAN (1907-2000)

   Roselia Victoria Pleban, formerly of Wynn, Pa., died in Uniontown Hospital after a brief illness, and through God's Providence entered into Eternal Life on Tuesday, July 4, 2000, in her 92nd year of life. She is survived by her three sons, the Rev. Alexander L. Pleban, Pastor of St. Joseph Church on Walnut Hill Road, Uniontown, Pa., the Rev. Leo J. Pleban, Retired Pastor of St. Joseph the Provider Church, Campbell, Ohio, and with whom she made her home for the past 30 years, and John P. Pleban and his wife, Mary of Chicago, Ill; two granddaughters, Michelle Colen and her husband, Michael and Julie Clarke and her husband, Matt; four great-grandchildren, Megan, Jessica, Ashley and Courtney Colen, all of Chicago, Ill; one sister, Tekla Skomra of Uniontown, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, who was electrocuted in 1944, at Wynn Coke Works; the following sisters, Mary Joswick, Katherine Hench, Viola Bari, Bessie Minkus, Hettie Frankowiak and Martha Kassimer; and one brother, Charles Hensh. She was born Aug. 30, 1907, in McClure, Pa., the daughter of John and Victoria (Lewandowski) Hensh. After the death of her husband, the family moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., and for many years, she was employed by the Capuchin Fathers in Brookline, as a seamstress making church vestments for their religious order and also for many priests of the Pittsburgh and Greensburg Dioceses. She was also employed at this time by Toner Institute for Boys, Pittsburgh, Pa., to assist the Sisters of Divine Providence in Administrative Duties. On retirement, she made her home with her son, Leo and served as rectory housekeeper. She enjoyed and belonged to many religious organizations in the Parishes of St. Ann of Sebring, Ohio, and St. Joseph the Provider of Campbell, Ohio. She spent a lifetime of dedication and devotion to her sons. God blessed her with good health for many years, and she enjoyed equal devotion and love from her sons. Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC., 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, July 8, 2000, until 10:30 a.m., when a Blessing Service will be held. A Mass of Christian burial follows at 11 a.m., and will be celebrated by her priest sons and visiting clergy, with Bishop Bosco in attendance, at St. Joseph Church on Walnut Hill Road, Uniontown. Burial will be in Parish Cemetery of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Fairchance, Pa. St. Joseph Christian Mothers will recite the Rosary on Friday at 3 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 6, 2000

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Agnes D. Sankey PLESZ (1919-1996)

Obituary is typed as published. Surname of parent's is spelled differently.

Agnes D. Plesz

   Agnes D. Sankey Plesz, 77, of Leisenring, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 1966, in the Frick Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. She was born Feb. 12, 1919, in Leisenring and was born, raised and lived in the family home. She was a former cook with the Melody Motor Lodge. She was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Roman Catholic Church of Leisenring. She was the daughter of the late John and Mary Ondzik Cenky. She is survived by: two sons, Joseph (Sonny) Plesz of Leisenring and Ronald E. and wife Velda of Scottdale three daughters, Mrs. Walter (Mary) Agnes Horton of Clearwater, Fla., Mrs. Michael (Jo-An) Ferranti of Bradley Beach, N.J., and Mrs. Jerry (Kathleen) Zellers of Leisenring; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Frances Pellish of Leisenring. She was also predeceased by her husband, Joseph Plesz, in 1981; five brothers, John, Paul, Steve, Joseph and George Sankey; and three sisters, Mary Farris, Elizabeth Skolada and Catherine Cenky. Friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, today from 4 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., where a prayer service will be held Monday at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Vincent De Paul Roman Catholic Church, Leisenring, with the Rev. Father Peter Peretti as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Stephen’s Cemetery in Leisenring. A parish wake service ... (balance of obit is missing).


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1996

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Mary PLESZ ( -1974)

PLESZ— Mrs. Mary Plesz, 85, of Porter Ave., North Scottdale, died Saturday, August 31, 1974. Friends will be received in the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, 417 W. Pittsburg St., Scottdale, from 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday. A prayer service will be held there Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., followed by requiem mass at 9 a.m. in St. John’s Byzantine Church, North Scottdale, with Rev. John Salko as celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Parastas will be at 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday in the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, August 31, 1974, page 13, column 6

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Andrew PLETCHER ( -2004)

   Andrew Pletcher, 66, a lifelong resident of Scottdale, Pa., and retired Mechanic died Saturday, January 17, 2004 in Keefer's Personal Care Home, Scottdale. He is survived by four children: Audrey Pletcher Basinger and husband Thomas Basinger, Beverly Pletcher, Wanda Pletcher, and Andrew Pletcher and wife Victoria all of Connellsville, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; brother, Arthur Pletcher and wife Kathy of Scottdale; sister, Grace Pletcher Bailey; two nephews and one niece. Friends will be received in the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home Inc., 418 North Pittsburgh Street, Connellsville, Pa., today from 5 to 9 p.m. and Monday, January 19, from 9 a.m. until the Service at 11 a.m.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, January 18, 2004

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Eleanor PLETCHER (1918-1977)

MRS. ELEANOR PLETCHER

   Mrs. Eleanor Pletcher of Indian Head, died Saturday in Westmorland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born May 30, 1918, in Saltlick Township, a daughter of the late Thaddeus and Olive Welsh Glotfelty. She lived most of her life in Saltlick, except six years when she lived in Virginia Beach, Va. She was a member of the Bow Creek United Presbyterian Church at Virginia Beach, and attended the Millertown Community Church. She is survived by one son, Thomas R. of Virginia Beach; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Jacqueline Sue) Echard of Temple Hills, Md., and Mrs. Terry (Kathy Ann) Fullem of Mill Run; seven grandchildren; one brother, Wilbur I. of Youngwood and a sister, Mrs. Lyman (Janet) Pritts, of Champion, R. D. 1, with whom she resided. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Ray Pletcher in 1964; four brothers, Curtis, Charles, Elwood, and Elmer, and one sister, Mrs. Phyllis Coffman.


PLETCHER— Friends of Mrs. Eleanor Pletcher of Indian Head, wo died Saturday, Nov. 12, 1977, are being received at the Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Rte. 711 at Melcroft, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. David Huey and the Rev. Phillip Horne officiating. Interment in Mt. Nebo Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, November 14, 1977, page 3, column 6

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Emory PLETCHER, Jr. (1923-1994)

Emory Pletcher Jr.

   Emory (Cinders) Pletcher Jr., 71, of Indian Head, died Tuesday in Highlands Hospital and Health Center, Connellsville. Surviving are his wife, Laverne Grimm Pletcher; a son, Terry M. Pletcher of Normalville; a brother, John D. Pletcher, of Forrest Hill, Calif.; and a sister, Mrs. Glenn (Florence) Shaffer of Pleasant Unity. Friends will be received at the Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Route 711, Melcroft from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Friday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– February 12, 1923
   Died—– July 26, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1994

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Florence Mathews PLETCHER (1855-1963)

MRS. FLORENCE PLETCHER

   Mrs. Florence Mathews Pletcher, 77, of Indian Head, died early Sunday in Connellsville State General Hospital after a brief illness. She was born April 10, 1855, at Davistown, a daughter of the late Lemuel and Sarah Wissinger Mathews, and had spent most of her life in Davistown except for 17 years in Somerset, where she and her husband operated a photographic business. She also was a former telephone operator for the Laurel Hill Telephone Co. at Indian Head. Surviving are four sons, Ray, Clyde H., and Emory of Indian Head and John of Lomita, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Earl H. (Ethel) Coffman of Manor and Mrs. Glenn (Florence) Shaffer of Acme; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Amos (Ruth) Halfhill of Dunbar. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory, M., in 1945. The body is at the Brooks funeral home at Indian Head, where the funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. G. Marion Smith officiating. Interment will be in Mount Nebo Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, February 18, 1963, page 4, column 5

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Florence E. PLETCHER (1941-2002)

Florence E. Pletcher
Connellsville

Florence E. "Honey" Pletcher, 60, of Connellsville, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002 in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Nov. 23, 1941, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Harry and Alverda Richter Shultz. "Honey" was a graduate of Connellsville High School and was formerly employed at Seven Springs Resort for several years. She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Community Church where she was a former secretary of the Ladies Class. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her grandparents who raised her, George and Mabel Shultz; an infant son; one sister, Barbara Sapp; one brother, Delbert Ray Shultz; and several infant brothers and sisters. She is survived by her husband, Glenn M. Pletcher; one daughter, Shari Widener and her husband, David "Mike" Widener of Connellsville; two grandsons, Brandon and Ryan Widener; the following brothers and sisters, Wilma Adams and Charlie McConnell of Normalville, Harry "Bob" Shultz and his wife, Shirley, of Daisytown, Lester "Dub" Shultz of Normalville, Albertis "Bake" Clark and her husband, Johnny, of Connellsville, Darrell "Geno" Shultz of Normalville and Gregory Shultz and his wife, Debbie, of Normalville; also an aunt Betty Pritts of Connellsville and several other aunts and uncles; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Frank Dean and the Rev. Joseph Wingrove Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, January 26, 2002

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Glenn 'Jaggers' PLETCHER (1940-2004)

   Glenn "Jaggers" Pletcher, 64, of Connellsville, died Saturday, June 12, 2004, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born June 2, 1940, in Normalville, a son of the late Lloyd Shultz and Goldie Pletcher. He was Protestant by faith. He is survived by a daughter, Shari Widener and her husband, David "Mike", of Connellsville; two grandsons, Brandon and Ryan Widener, of Connellsville; a brother, Harold "Bubbs" Shultz and his wife, Nancy, of Tarrs; three sisters, Mabel Weimer, of Normalville, Daisy "Pick" Hixson, of Connellsville and Nellie Geary, of Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Florence "Honey" Shultz Pletcher, in 2002; a sister, Alice "Snook" Hood; and six brothers, Lloyd, James, Clyde "Austie", Junior and Charles "Sonny" Shultz, and a brother who died in infancy. Friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side Connellsville, Monday from 1 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Pastor Frank Dean officiating. Interment will follow in Greenridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, June 13, 2004

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Harold Ray PLETCHER (1911-1964)

Memory Card:

In Memory of

Harold Ray Pletcher

Date of Birth

September 14, 1911

Date of Death

June 13, 1964

Date of Service

Tuesday, June 16, 1964

Service held from

Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Inc.,

Officiating

Rev. John R. Peterson

Place of Interment

Mt. Nebo Cemetery

Funeral Conducted by

Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Inc.,


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James Edward PLETCHER, Sr. (1924-2008)

   James Edward Pletcher, Sr., 83 years, of Scottdale, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2008, in Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He was born on December 1, 1924, in Owensdale, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, the son of Clarence B. Pletcher and Ruth Ansell Pletcher. James married Patricia Ruth Porter on December 5, 1942. "Jim" was a self-employed heavy equipment operator and welder, who also worked for Ryan Homes and at Duraloy, in Scottdale, Pa. He was a veteran of World War II, who served as a Sergeant in the United States Army in Japan and Okinawa. He was a former member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, in Scottdale, and also the Owensdale Evangelical United Brethren Church. "Jim" loved to trout fish. He also loved doing carpentry work, and had built two houses for his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, by a son, John Donald Pletcher, on March 2, 2001, and by a brother, Wayne Pletcher. Jim will be sadly missed by his loving family: his wife of 65 years, Patricia Ruth Porter Pletcher; his son, James Pletcher, Jr., and his wife, Judy, of Uniontown, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Susan Pletcher, of Scottdale, Pa.; three sisters: Eva Nelle Ridenour, of Mount Nebo, Pa., Lena Mae Hoover and her husband, Bob, of Fort Myers, Florida, and Esther Marie Ridenour and her husband, Don, of Mount Nebo, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring Street, Scottdale, Pa., 15683, (724-887-5300) www.fergusonfunerals.com (GPS: N40 degrees 06.136, W79 degrees 35.278) on Saturday, April 26, 2008, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Dale Craig, officiating. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association. LOVE LASTS FOREVER!


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, April 20, 2008

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Kay PLETCHER (1955-2012)

Kay Pletcher
NORMALVILLE

Kay Pletcher, 56, of Normalville, went to be with her Savior on Thursday, July 26, 2012, after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born Dec. 8, 1955, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Rev. Boyd and Nettie B. (Rose) Durstine. Kay was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1974. She had worked at the Anchor Hocking Company where she did secretarial work. She had also worked at the Connellsville Vo-Tech where she taught adult computer classes in the evenings. Kay was a very active member of Normalville United Methodist Church, especially in helping her daughter, Kristin, with Bible School/Sunday School in any way she could. Annually Kay helped out with Vacation Bible School and always enjoyed sharing the love of God and her faith in Jesus. Kay enjoyed flea marketing, yard sales and especially getting bargains for her family. When Kay wasn’t enjoying her favorite stores, she spent most of her time with her family, planting flowers and being outside playing with her favorite dog, Doodle. To many that knew Kay she had a joyous, kind and loving presence and enjoyed helping others. Kay had such a kind soul that many times she put others’ needs before her own. Kay will be greatly missed by all that knew her especially by her loving husband of 34 years, Dean E. Pletcher; and her only daughter and best friend, Kristin Pletcher, of Normalville. Also left to cherish Kay’s memory are her sisters, Ivy Christman and Margie Dumbauld and husband, Robert, all of Normalville; and numerous loving nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Kay, was predeceased by her aunt and uncle, Zolla and Dewey Swope, who raided her; three infant brothers and two infant sisters. The family would like to thank the Nicholson Cancer Fund and members of Normalville United Methodist Church for all of the wonderful support during Kay’s illness. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville (724-628-1430). Addition viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, the hour of a funeral service in Normalville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark Sholtis officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Normalville Cemetery. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, July 28, 2012, page A2

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Lester J. PLETCHER (1922-2003)

   Lester J. Pletcher, 81, of Indian Head, went home Saturday, March 29, 2003, and forevermore will dwell in the mansion of the King of Glory. Lester was born March 9, 1922, in Scullton, a son of the late Ross and Bertha Ansell Pletcher. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II in Africa and Italy. Lester worked for many years as a carpenter superintendent with Local 2274 in Pittsburgh. He was a gifted craftsman and a life member of Donegal VFW Post 6743. Lester attended Pennsville Baptist Church. Lester leaves to cherish his memory two sisters, Evelyn King and her husband, Dean, of Scullton and Dorothy Horner and her husband, Thomas, of Martinez, Ga.; a brother, Emerson Pletcher and his wife, Ruth, of Scullton; a special friend, Blanch Grimm of Normalville; and many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Lester was a special friend to anyone who came to know him. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Doris Pritts Pletcher, Jan. 19, 2001; five brothers, Earl, Lloyd, Hubert, Harold and Calvin "Alec" Pletcher; and a sister, Marie Pletcher. Family and friends will be received in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with Dr. Terry V. Murray and the Rev. Robert Bixel co-officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. When I am gone, remember me with smiles and laughter.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 31, 2003

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Roberta S. PLETCHER (1910-1997)

Roberta Pletcher

   Roberta “Bob” S. Pletcher, wife of Clyde “Jack” Pletcher, died Jan. 7, 1997, in Willimantic, Conn. She was a lifelong resident of Indian Head, where she was born on Dec. 20, 1910, daughter of William Sparks and Carrie Miller Sparks. She worked for more than 30 years in Sparks Store, Davistown, Pa., and was a member of the Indian Head Church of God. She is survived by a sister, Jean Peffer, of Findlay, Ohio; a brother, Clair Sparks, of Pompano Beach, Fla.; four nieces, Judy Sparks of White Oak, Kay Morretti and Diana Comini of Columbus, Ohio, and Sally Du Vall of Willimantic, Conn.; and a nephew, James Sparks of Dallas, Texas. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a niece, Patty Sparks; two brothers, Donald and Kenneth Sparks; and a sister, Ethel Kates. An April memorial service is being planned.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1997

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Uriah PLETCHER (1843-1933)

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

Uriah Pletcher

White, male, 90 yrs., 2 mos., 18 days, widower, farmer
   Born–April 24, 1843, Fayette Co.
   Died–July 11, 1933, Sugar Grove
   Buried–Pletcher Cemetery
   Father–Daniel Pletcher
   Mother–Mary Utsey Pletcher


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book

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William PLETCHER (1934-2002)

   William Pletcher, age 87, of Cleveland, Ohio, and formerly of this area, died Thursday, May 16, 2002 at his home. He was born September 17, 1934 in Somerset County, PA, son of Clark Pletcher and Dorothy Lowden Pletcher. Mr. Pletcher was retired from General Motors Chevrolet Plant in Cleveland, Ohio, and was a veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by five children, Bonnie and her husband Ed Williams, William Pletcher, Jr., all of Columbus, Ohio, Clark Pletcher and Edward Pletcher of Cleveland, O.; three grandchildren, two sisters, Donna Tomasko and her husband Dave of Connellsville, PA and Karen Lorenzo and her husband Bob of Mentor, Ohio, and one brother, Richard Pletcher, of West Leisenring, PA. Friends will be received in the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 East Green Street, Connellsville, on Monday from 4-9, Funeral Services will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday, May 21 at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Donna Stenger officiating. Interment will be in Green Ridge Cemetery, Pennsville.


©The Herald Standard 2002, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, May 19, 2002

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bullet Geraldine Ann PLICHTA died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

PLICHTA, Geraldine Ann
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at Laurel Point cemetery for Geraldine Ann Plitchta, two months old foster child of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gregor, Carmichaels, who was found dead in her crib late yesterday, apparently a victim of accidental suffocation.
Put to sleep about 11 o'clock by Mrs. Gregor, the child was apparently sound asleep until 4 p.m., when the foster mother became alarmed and investigated, finding the child dead.
Coroner James Adamson reported the baby appeared to have smothered in the bedclothes about noon.


Joseph A. PLICHTA ( -1944)

   PFC Joseph A Plichta, died in France November 9, 1944, of wounds received in action according to a War Department telegram. His father, Albert Plichta received word this morning. A brother, Tech. Sgt. John Plichta, was reported killed in action in Normandy in June.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, November, 1944

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Frank W. PLISKO (1919-2011)

Frank W. Plisko
Dunbar

Frank W. "Sonny" Plisko, 92, of Dunbar, died Thursday, March 31, 2011, in UPMC Shadyside. He was born March 4, 1919, in Edenborn, a son of the late Stephen Plisko and the late Sophia Yash Plisko. He was the beloved husband of the late Sofia Bosnic Plisko; loving father and grandfather of children, Robert (Judy) Plisko, Barbara (Mark) Middleton and Joy (Chuck) Porter; grandchildren, Darlene and Frank Plisko, Leonard Middleton, Joette Jordan, Jerene Dwyer, Lynn Cummins, Kara Cubba and Tiffany Porter; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Michael and Nicholas Jordan, Caleigh Cummins, Paige, Raynie and Lucas Plisko, Lauren, Mark, Paul and Jacob Middleton, Isabella, Emanuelle and Luke Cubba; and great-great-grandson, Adian Jordan. He was preceded in death by son, Frank Jerome Plisko; three brothers, Joseph, John and Stephen Plisko; and three sisters, Louise Otten, Mary Goodish and Josephine Clark. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar. Rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Morning prayers at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Dunbar, with Monsignor J. Edward McCullough as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Brownsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, April 2, 2011

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Frank W. PLISKO ( -2011)

Frank W. Plisko
Markleysburg

Frank W. Plisko, 47, of Markleysburg, son of Robert L. and Judy Ogden Plisko, died Friday, April 29, 2011, in Uniontown Hospital. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar. Prayers at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Dunbar, with Monsignor J. Edward McCullough as celebrant. Interment to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Brownsville. Rosary service at 4 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.


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

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Sofia Bosnic PLISKO (1915-2010)

   Sofia Bosnic Plisko, age 95, of Dunbar, Pennsylvania died Friday, June 11, 2010 at home. She was born April 28, 1915 i n Johnstown, Pennsylvania daughter of Michael Bosnic and Mildred Vianovich Bosnic. She was a member of Saint Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Dunbar and The Altar and Rosary Society. She was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Frank "Sonny" Plisko; son and daughters: Robert (Judy) Plisko, Barbara (Mark) Middleton, and Joy (Chuck) Porter; grandchildren: Darlene and Frank Plisko, Leonard Middleton, Joette Jordan, Jerene Dwyer, Lynn Cummins, Kara Cubba, and Tiffany Porter; great- grandchildren: Jessica, Michael and Nicholas Jordan, Caleigh Cummins, Paige, Raynie and Lucas Plisko, Lauren, Mark, Paul and Jacob Middleton, Isabella, Emanuelle and Luke Cubba; and one great- great-grandson, Adian Jordan. She was preceded in death by her parents; and by a son, Frank Jerome Plisko. Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME at 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Pennsylvania on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. where Morning Prayers will be said Wednesday, June 16, at 10:30. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. in Saint Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Ranch Road, Dunbar, with Msgr. J. Edward McCullough as Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Saint Mary's Cemetery, Brownsville, Pennsylvania. The Rosary will be recited in the Funeral Home on Tuesday at 4 p.m.


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

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Lawrence O. PLUCK ( -1996)

   Lawrence O. Pluck, 78, of Mount Pleasant Road, Scottdale, died Friday, Feb. 23, 1996, at his residence. Friends were received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mount Pleasant, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today with his pastor, the Rev. Donald G. Cochran, officiating. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Township.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1996

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Geraldine Mae Uphold PLUM ( -2012)

POINT MARION
Geraldine Mae (Uphold) Plum

Geraldine Mae (Uphold) Plum, 72, of Point Marion, Pa., died Sunday, August 26, 2012. Surviving are her children, Sandra Massey, Edward “Buckwheat” Plum, Gerald “Dean” Plum, Dennis Plum and Vickie Plum, and their families, all of southern Fayette County; a sister, Nancy and half-brother, Bobby. Deceased are her husband, Lloyd Plum, and two sons, Elmer “Fuzzy” and Lloyd Plum. Friends will be received in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, Pa., on Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until 11:00 a.m., the hour of service. Interment in Nicholson Cemetery, Morgantown, W. Va. For complete obituary, see www.herod-rishel.com


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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Robert L. PLUME (1908-1968)

Ohiopyle Man, 60, Killed

   Robert L. Plume, 60, of Ohiopyle, who suffered severe brain damage and crushed skull in a lumbering accident Monday afternoon in the Maple Summit woods near Confluence, died while en route to a Pittsburgh hospital. He was struck on the head by a falling limb from a tree while working for the Russell Leonard Lumber Co. of Markleysburg, about 2 p.m. He received emergency treatment at Somerset Community Hospital; then was being transferred to Pittsburgh at the time of his death. Plume was taken back to the Somerset hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead. He was born Feb. 28, 1908, at Ohiopyle, a son of the late Charles and Stella Seese Plume, and had spent most of his life in the Ohiopyle area. He had been employed by the Leonard Lumber Co. for the past 14 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Cecelia M. Plume; three sons, Robert C. of Scottdale, and Ernest D. and Charles W. at home; five daughters, Mrs. Clyde (Verna) Williams and Mrs. Jack (Bessie) Morrison of Ohiopyle, Mrs. William (Delores) Fieldson and Mrs. Richard (Ruth) Appleby of Farmington, and Connie Lee at home; 19 grandchildren; a brother, Ernest Shipley of Daytona Beach, Fla., and two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Welling and Mrs. Mildred Theiss of Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday Evening, November 26, 1968, page 1, column 4


PLUME, ROBERT L.— Age 60 years, of Ohiopyle, Pa., died at 5:15 p.m. Monday, November 23, 1968 in the Somerset Community Hospital following an accident while working. He was born February 28, 1908 in Ohiopyle, the son of the late Charles and Stella Seese Plume. He was a timber worker for the Leonard Lumber Co., and was a member of the Ohiopyle Baptist Church. Surviving are, his wife, Cecelia M.; three sons, Robert C., of Scottdale; Ernest D. and Charles W. both at home; five daughters, Mrs. Clyde (Verna) Williams, Mrs. Jack (Bessie) Morrison both of Ohiopyle; Mrs. William (Delores) Fieldson and Mrs. Richard (Ruth) Appleby both of Farmington; Connie Lee at home; nineteen grandchildren; one brother, Ernest Shipley of Daytona Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Welling and Mrs. Mildred Theiss, both of Uniontown. Friends will be received after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the family residence at Ohiopyle where services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. with Rev. M. T. Hrubhan, officiating. Interment in the Sands Cemetery, under the direction of the Brooks Funeral Home, Indian Head.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 26, 1968, page 15, column 8

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

Funeral services for Daniel M. Poad who died recently following a stroke of apoplexy, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, at the late home in Munhall.  He was 50 years old.
Surviving is his widow, Mrs. Mary Poad and two children, Mrs. Mildred Balsinger and Ediras Poad, both at home.
Mrs. Albert J. Baird, of Howard Lane, Uniontown, was a niece and has returned to her home here after attending the funeral at Munhall.
(Died March 14, 1931)
(Herard Standard -, March 14, 1931)


Rita J. POCKSTALLER (1934-1995)

Rita J. Pockstaller

   Rita J. Pockstaller, 61, of Cherokee Hills, Guntersville, Ala., died Sunday at her home. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Jimmy(Miriann) Dunlap of Huntsville, Ala.; two sons, William Joseph of Clanton, Ala., and James Edward Pockstaller of Birmingham, Ala.; three grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond Bunch of Seebring, Fla., and Albert Bunch of Talmadge, Ohio; and a sister, Mrs. Robert (Agnes) Bailor of Connellsville. Friends will be received in the Brooks Funeral Home, 111 E. Green St., Connellsville.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– January 26, 1934
   Died—– December 3, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1995

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Teresa M. POCKSTALLER Stone  (1923-2012)

Teresa M. Pockstaller
Morrell

Teresa Marie Pockstaller, 88, of Morrell, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at home. She was born Sept. 15, 1923, in Morrell (Dunbar), a daughter of the late Frederick Pockstaller and Marie Bachmann Pockstaller. She was a member of St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, its Altar and Rosary Society, and a second-grade CCD teacher for 50-plus years. She was a 1941 graduate of Dunbar Township High School and a 1954 graduate of St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing, and was a member of Dunbar Library. In her early years, she worked at Anchor Hocking for nine years. She retired in 1983 from Connellsville State Hospital with 28 years of service. Surviving are caregivers, niece and nephew, Theresa and Rob Grover, of Dunbar; several other nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews; twin great-great-nieces; sister-in-law, Sylvia Chain Pockstaller; and special friend, Genevieve Logan. She was preceded in death by brothers, John Pockstaller (infant) and Vincent DePaul Pockstaller; and sisters, Anna Pockstaller Fisher and husband, William, and Freda Pockstaller Bereiter and husband, John. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar. Rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Prayers will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Dunbar, with Monsignor J. Edward McCullough as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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Vincent de Paul POCKSTALLER ( -2007)

   Vincent de Paul Pockstaller, 79, of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., died Wednesday, April 11, 2007, in The Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Chain Pockstaller; a daughter, Mrs. Rob (Terri) Grover, of Dunbar; sons: Rich Pockstaller, of Dawson, Fayette County, Pa., and Joe and Pat Pockstaller, both of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Teresa Pockstaller. Friends will be received in the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 South First Street, West Side, Connellsville, from 6 to 9 p.m. today, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and until 9:30 a.m. Monday.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, April 14, 2007

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Michael PODVOJSKY ( -1946)

MICHAEL PODVOJSKY

Michael Podvojsky, 38, died Thursday night at his home at Oliver after an extended illness. He leaves his widow and his mother. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, March 9, 1946, page 2, column 3

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Jacob POETZ ( -1911)

Two Men Killed at Dunbar Saturday,
One on Railroad, One by Trolley Car

   Jacob Poetz, an aged and respected citizen of Dunbar, was instantly killed Saturday evening by the Pennsylvania passenger train due at Dunbar from Uniontown at 5:25 P. M. The accident was something that has been looked for at this crossing on the Pennsylvania railroad known as McGee's crossing, at the foot of the hill leading to the Catholic church and about a quarter of a mile this side of Pechin station. Mr. Poetz had been to Dunbar and had just gotten shaved and started for his home. When crossing the tracks the train coming around the bend of the hill, killing him instantly. The only marks on his body were bruises on his face and his right arm was cut off. The deceased was the farther of Rev. C. J. Poetz, pastor of the St. Aloysius Catholic church and has made his home with him since his wife died two years ago this month. Mr. Poetz was in his 78th year and was hard of hearing. He had been in poor health for the past several weeks. He was born in Germany and came to America when he was 11 years of age. Besides his son, Rev. C. J. Poetz of the St. Aloysius Catholic church, he is survived by two other sons and one daughter, Rev. Vincent Poetz of Pittsburgh, Robert Poetz and Mrs. Kathryn Bracht of Niagra Falls, N. Y. The funeral was held this morning at 9 A. M. from the St. Aloysius church at Dunbar, requiem high mass being celebrated. The remains were shipped this afternoon over the Pennsylvania railroad at 2:30 to Niagra Falls, N. Y., where services and interment will take place Thursday morning.

   Edward Sharp, aged 63 years, was instantly killed on the West Penn trestle near Pechin station Saturday night. Mr. Sharp was walking south on the West Penn tracks on the bend just above the Pechin station. Apparently he did not hear of see the approaching car. Owing to the down grade it was impossible to stop the car and the aged man was struck with great force. The car was brought to a standstill a short distance from the scene of the accident but the man was dead when reached. The remains were brought to Stats' undertaking parlors in Connellsville. Sharp was well known and highly respected in Dunbar and vicinity. He had been boarding at the home of John R. Seanor at whose residence the funeral services will be held, Tuesday.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, February 20, 1911, page 5, column 5

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Bertha Gywnn POGUE (1876-1963)

POGUE, MRS. BERTHA GWYNN— Aged 86, 607 High St., Brownsville, died Monday afternoon, April 15, 1963, in her home. She is survived by these children: Mrs. Marie Wertz, Bellwood; Mrs. Isabella Randolph, Brownsville; Joseph, Brownsville; Charles W., Jefferson; Lettellus, Bedford. She was a member of the First Methodist Church, OBA Class, Order of the Eastern Star, and past Noble Grand of the Agatha Rebecca Lodge. The family will receive friends in the Ross Funeral Home, 126 Front St., Brownsville, today from 7-9, Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 until Thursday at 2:30 p.m., the hour of service. Rev. Walter C. Herron will officiate. Interment will be in Redstone Cemetery.

Notes from contributor:
   Born–July 21, 1876 in Greene County
   Spouse–Charles W. Pogue
   Father–Joseph Gwynn
   Mother–Harriett Craft Gwynn


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, April 16, 1963, page 2, column 8

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Charles F. POGUE (1909-1972)

POGUE, CHARLES F— Age 63 years, of R. D. 1, Jefferson, Pa., Saturday, May 20, 1972 at 3:45 a.m. in the Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg. Born May 4, 1909 in Brownsville, the son of the late Charles W. and Bertha Gwynn Pogue, he was a retired mechanic for the Gateway Mines, retiring in 1971. He was a World War II veteran of the U. S. Navy; a member of the Jefferson United Methodist Church; American Legion Post No. 954 of Jefferson; IOOF Lodge No. 51; Lodge No. 50, R&AM, Royal Arch Chapter No. 164, all of Brownsville; Uniontown Lodge of Perfection; Pennsylvania Consistory of Pittsburgh; UMWA Local No. 5330 of Mather. Surviving are his wife, Sara Merryman Pogue; one daughter, Patricia Ann Snow of Edinboro; three sons: Dr. L. E. Nanns of Edinboro, Charles W. Pogue of Jefferson, James N. Pogue of Oakmont; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Marie Wertz of Bellwood, Pa., two brothers; William L. Pogue of Bedford and Joseph G. Pogue of Brownsville. Friends will be received in the Homer L. Crawford Funeral Home, 128 Front Street, Brownsville, today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. William A. West, officiating. Interment in Acklin Cemetery, Luzerne Township. Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion Post No. 954, Jefferson.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 22, 1972, page 25, column 7

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Joseph G. POGUE ( -1974)

POGUE, JOSEPH G.— Of 400 Spring Street, Brownsville, died Tuesday, December 24, 1974 at 12 noon in Brownsville General Hospital. Born in Brownsville, Pa., he was a son of the late Charles W. and Bertha Gwynn Pogue. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Brownsville, and was a vestryman of that church. He was a member of Brownsville Lodge 60, F&AM; a member of Brownsville Royal Arch Chapter 154; the Uniontown Lodge of Perfection; Syria Temple, Pittsburgh; a member of the Pennsylvania Consistory. He was a retired Postal Clerk with 46 years’ service. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Smell Pogue; one Nancy Elizabeth, at home; one sister, Mrs. Marie Wert of Bellwood, Pa.; one brother, William L. of Bedford. He was predeceased by one sister, Isabell Randolph, and one brother, Charles F. Friends will be received in the Homer L. Crawford Funeral Home, 126 Front St., Brownsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Rev. Russell W. Turner of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Uniontown, officiating. Interment in Jacob's Lutheran Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, December 27, 1974, page 17, column 7

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Nellie L. Townsley POGUE (1904-1995)

Nellie Pogue

   Nellie L. Townsley Pogue, 91, of Mount Pleasant, formerly of Pitcarin and Trafford, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1995, in the Harmon House, Mount Pleasant. She was born March 8, 1904, in Bullskin township, a daughter of the late Jay and Anna Kate Stillwagon Davis. She was a graduate of Connellsville High School and was also a graduate of the former California Teachers’ College, now California University of Pennsylvania. She was a retired school teacher with 40 years of teaching at various schools. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Trafford. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. George (Dorothy) Geckle of Connellsville. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Samuel H. Townsley, and her second husband, Clarence Pogue. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Herb Dubler officiating. Interment will be in the Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, Irwin.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1995

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Rose Pietrzak POGWIZD (1894-1967)

MRS. ROSE POGWIZD

  SCOTTDALE— Mrs. Rose (Pietrzak) Pogwizd, 72, of 117 Chestnut St., Everson, died at 4 a.m. Monday in the Golden Age Nursing Home, Brownsville, where she had been a patient for a short time. She was born in Poland, Dec. 14, 1894. She was a member of St. Joseph’s R. C. Church, Everson, and its Rosary Society. Surviving are four sons, Stanley Pietrzak of Connellsville, Peter Pogwizd of Akron, O., Albert (Cokie) Pogwizd, at home; Bernard Pogwizd, with the U. S. Air Force, Amarillo, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Sophia) Krasowski of Akron, O., and Mrs. G. P. (Theresa) DeMarchi of Riverside, N.J.; one step-son, John Pogwizd of Akron, O., one step-daughter, Mrs. Victoria Hammel of Mount Pleasant; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; five step-grandchildren, and four step-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Pogwizd, in 1966, and was the last surviving member of her family. The body is in the Kapr funeral home where a prayer service will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, followed by requiem high mass at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph’s R. C. Church, with Rev. Donald Shearer, OFM, Cap., as celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The rosary will be recited today in the funeral home by the Holy Rosary Society of St. Joseph’s Church at 7 p.m., the parish rosary will be at 8 p.m., and Connellsville Knights of Columbus Council No. 948 at 8:15 p.m.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, September 6, 1967, page 22, column 6

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Margaret POINDEXTER ( -1923)

MRS. MARGARET POINDEXTER

The remains of Mrs. Margaret Poindexter, aged 28 years, colored, who died in the Uniontown hospital Saturday, February 17, 1923, were shipped to Harrisburg Sunday for burial.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, February 20, 1923, page 13, columns 1

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bullet Julia POLAK died in 1915. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

POLAK, MRS. JULIA

MRS. JULIA POLAK, 67 years old, a well known Slavish resident of Vanderbilt, died last night at the home of her son, ANTHONY POLAK, a butcher at Vanderbilt, and a resident there for 25 years.  Funeral from St. John’s Slavish Church in the West Side tomorrow morning.  Interment in St. John’s cemetery.  MRS. POLAK was born in Europe, June 16, 1848, and was the widow of ANTHONY POLAK, whose death occurred in the old country some years ago.  She is survived by two sons, ANTHONY and ALBERT POLAK.    
Daily Courier   12-17-1915


Eva. Kadylak POLANSKY (1898-1995)

Eva K. Polansky

   Eva Kadylak Polansky, 97, of Bovard and a native of Galicia, Austria, died Thursday in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She is survived by five daughters, Mary Opar of Greensburg, Mrs. Frank (Nellie) Zyvith of McKeesport, Mrs. Charles (Helen) Besich of Bovard, Mrs. Benedict (Tina) Sedlacko of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. John (Anna Mae) Selembo of Belle Vernon; two sons, Pete Polansky of Pittsburgh and John Polansky of Greensburg; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the John V. Graziano Funeral Home Inc., 228 North Second St., Jeannette, today from 12 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 9:30 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– March 1, 1898
   Died—– June 29, 1995


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Summer Lynn POLING ( -1996)

Summer Lynn Poling

   Summer Lynn Poling, premature daughter of Dale and Sherri Diamond Poling, White Pigeon, Mich., died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1996, in Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Mich. She is survived by a sister, Kaitlyn Poling, at home; one brother, Chad poling, at home; maternal great-grandparents, Mike and Ann Vishak Stefanik of Mather and Olive Whalen Diamond of Carmichaels; and paternal great-grandparents, Joe and Virginia Harrison Burich of Mather. Graveside service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, 1996, at 11 a.m., in Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1996

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Joseph POLKABLA (1902-1977)

POLKABLA, JOSEPH— Age 74 years of House 6, Fairbank, Pa., died Wednesday afternoon, May 11, 1977 at his home. He was born November 10, 1902 and was the son of the late Joseph and Anna Kobala Polkabla. He was a member of St. Mary’s Assumption Byzantine Catholic Church, New Salem, UMWA Robena Local, and Loyal Order of Moose, Uniontown. He was predeceased by three brothers, Steve, John, and Nick, and three sisters, Kathryn Brock, Mary Zera, and Ann Lutian. Surviving are two brothers, Michael, Fairbank, Emil, Cleveland, Ohio. Friends will be received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem, this evening 7 to 9 P.M. and Saturday until 9 A.M. when Panachida services will be held followed by a Divine Liturgy in St. Mary’s Assumption Byzantine Catholic Church, New Salem with Rev. Fr. Joseph Chornyak as celebrant. Interment in Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hills, Pa. Parastas services will be held Friday evening at 7.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 12, 1977, page 44, column 8

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Thomas S. POLLICK (1914-1968)

  POLLICK, THOMAS S.— Age 53 years, of New Salem Road, New Salem R.D., Pa., died suddenly Monday, April 28, 1968, at 3:10 p.m. in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born in New Salem, July 25, 1914, and was a well known resident there, having spent his entire life in the New Salem area. He was the son of the late John F. and Virginia Shimshock Pollock, and was employed by the Menallen Coal and Coke Company, and was a member of the Polish National Alliance, Lodge No. 640, the Polish American Beneficial Society of Brownsville Junction and the UMWA Local 1313. He was also a former Menallen Twp. Road Supervisor. Surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Joseph, of Rittman, Ohio, Stanley, of Warren, Mich., Edward, of New Salem, Anthony, of New Salem R.D., Victor of (Miller Farm) Uniontown R.D., Mrs. Louis (Nellie) Priviratto, of Fox Chapel, Pa., and Mrs. Nicholas (Virgie) Miller, Detroit, Mich. Friends are being received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem until Thursday at 8:30 where a Prayer Service will be held followed by Requiem High Mass in St. Procopius R.C. Church, New Salem with Rev. Fr. John H. Burke as celebrant. Interment in the Church Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, May 1, 1968, page 31, column 8

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Frances Marie POLLOCK ( -1958)

POLLOCK, FRANCES MARIE— Friends are being received in the Russell E. Ray Funeral Home, 318 Morgantown St., where services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. with Dr. William R. Johnston and Rev. George F. Conley officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery.


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

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Wanda L. POLLOCK (1939-2010)

Wanda L. Pollock
Ohiopyle

Wanda L. Leonard Pollock, 70, of Ohiopyle, died Friday, March 19, 2010, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. She was born April 10, 1939, in Uniontown, a daughter of the late Roy Leonard and the late Ida Liston Leonard. Wanda was a homemaker. She was the loving mother of Kimberly Dawn Palmasano, of Ohiopyle; loving sister of Donna Hall and husband, Jake, of Dunbar, Roy Leonard and wife, Delores, of Connellsville, Bruce Leonard and wife, Rita, of Uniontown, Martha Fernico, of Uniontown, and Gerald Leonard, of Uniontown; and grandmother of Andrew Palmasano, of Denver, Colo. She was preceded in death by a sister, Gloria Deakin. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, the hour of service, in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, with Pastor Lee Maley officiating.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, March 25, 2010

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Darlene Sue Cielepak POLOWSKY ( -2012)

POINT MARION
Darlene Sue (Cielepak) Polowsky

Darlene Sue (Cielepak) Polowsky, age 61, of Point Marion, Pa., died Friday, July 27, 2012. She was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Crawford) Cielepak. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Jay R. Polowsky, pastor of the Point Marion and Smithfield United Methodist Churches; daughter, Katie Polowsky of Point Marion and sister, Nancy Adams of Hudson, Ohio and her children, Luke and Christina Adams, both of Oil City. Memorial services honoring the life of Darlene will be held Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in the POINT MARION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. Arrangements are in the care of the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME of Point Marion. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria VA 22312, or to your local church. www.herod-rishel.com


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, August 16, 2012

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Elsie R. POLYBLANK (1898-1997)

Elsie R. Polyblank

   Elsie R. Polyblank, 98, of Connellsville, R.D. 2, formerly of Florida and Long Island, N.Y., died Tuesday in Harmon House in Mount Pleasant. She was born in Valley Cottage, N.Y., on April 28, 1898, a daughter of the late William and Hannah Post Rabian. She attended the Pennsville Baptist Church. Surviving is a son, Robert A. Polyblank and wife, Eleanor, of Connellsville, R.D. 2; two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Elaine M.) Bonanza of Malibar, Fla., and Mrs. Joseph (Lois J.) Rosolino of Vera Beach, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Polyblank, on March 20, 1982. Friends will be received at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Robert Bixel officiating. Interment will follow on Saturday in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack, N.Y.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– April 28, 1898
   Died—– March 18, 1997


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1997

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bullet Lavera POMEROY died in 1918. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

POMEROY, LAVERA
Following a stroke of paralysis, MISS LAVERA POMEROY, 86 years old, died Wednesday at her home in Brownsville. 
Courier      Thurs.    11-28-1918


Donald PONZURICK ( -1941)

Donald R. Ponzurick, 18, a graduate of Uniontown High School died in Uniontown Hospital at 1:55 o'clock of a heart condition. He was a member of the Auslan team in the Junior City Baseball League and of the St. John's Junior church baseball league.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ponzurick of 161 Walnut Street and the following brothers and sisters, Paul Ponzurick of Findlay, Ohio, George, Helen, Thomas, Shirley and Nancy at home; William Ponzurick of Pittsburgh, Louis Ponzurick of Arizona and Mrs. Mary Denies of Uniontown. And his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Small of Helca, also survives. The body has been removed to the Haky Funeral Home.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, September 25, 1941, page 3 column 5

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Rebecca Lynne PONZURICK ( - )

Rebecca L. Ponzurick

   Rebecca Lynne Ponzurick, infant daughter of Thomas G. and M. Ellison Skillern Ponzurick of Morgantown, W.Va., died Friday in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. Besides her parents she is survived by her sister, Erin Corinne “Corey” Ponzurick, and her brother, Thomas Ryan Ponzurick, both at home; her paternal grandparents, Thomas A. and Helen Midlick Ponzurick of Hopwood, Pa.; her maternal grandfather, Charles Gordon Skillern of Springville, N.Y.; and several aunts and uncles. A private Memorial Service for the family will be held in Saint Mary Roman Catholic Church, Morgantown, W.Va. Arrangements are under direction of the Hastings Funeral Home Inc., 153 Spruce St., Morgantown, W.Va.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Date Unknown

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Emma POOLE died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Poole, aged 39, who died at her residence, House 360, Edenborn, will be held at Antioch Baptist church at Edenborn, at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
Burial will be in Edenborn cemetery.
(Genius - February 2, 1935)


Mabel E. POOLE (1927-1994)

   Mabel E. Poole, 67, of Latrobe, Pa., died Sunday, November 27, 1994, in Latrobe Hospital. She was born Feb. 1, 1927, in Swissvale, Pa., a daughter of the late Percy and Susie Harris Christian. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Latrobe, President of the Missionary Society, and a retired employee of Westinghouse Company, where she worked as a crane operator. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by one brother, Roger Christian. Surviving are her husband, Frank Poole, Sr., one son, Frank Poole, Jr. and his wife Tonya of Latrobe, one nephew, Gary Christian of Clairton; one uncle; one aunt; and a number of cousins. Friends will be received in The Second Baptist Church, Ligonier Street, Latrobe, on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Alfredich Blaylock officiating. Interment will follow in the Unity Cemetery, Latrobe, Pa.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, November 30, 1994

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Blanche L. POORBAUGH (1919-2004)

Blanche L. Poorbaugh
Formerly of Scottdale RD1

Blanche L. Poorbaugh, 85, formerly of Scottdale RD1, passed away at 11:50 p.m. Monday, May 17, 2004, in Jo-Ella's Personal Care Home, Lemont Furnace. Blanche was born New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 1919, in Tarrs, East Huntingdon Township, a daughter of the late Joseph L. and Mae Henderson Moore. She was married to Charles Foster Poorbaugh, who passed away Dec. 17, 1993. Blanche was a farmer's wife and devoted homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a longtime member of the Scottdale Church of the Nazarene, where she served as pianist. Blanche enjoyed quilting, sewing and cooking. Blanche will be sadly missed by her loving family; her son, Gilbert W. Poorbaugh and wife, Mary Ann (Horvath) Poorbaugh, of Scottdale RD1; her three grandchildren, Scott Poorbaugh and wife, Cindy, and Amy Wiltrout and husband, Kerry, all of Scottdale RD1, and Dean Poorbaugh and wife, Connie, of Vanderbilt; eight great- grandchildren, Casie, Benjamin and Shelby Poorbaugh, Stephanie and April Wiltrout, and Samantha, Denise and Alex Poorbaugh; a sister, Mary Jane Moore, of Lemont Furnace; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel Moore; and two brothers, Joseph and Frank Moore. Family and friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, 724-887-5300, (fergfh@a1usa.net). Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Thomas Lomasney and the Rev. Robert England co- officiating. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, next to her late husband. Love Lasts Forever!


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, May 19, 2004

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bullet Eliza POORBAUGH died in 1918. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

POORBAUGH, ELIZA
Mrs. Eliza POORBAUGH, wife of Foster Thomas POORBAUGH, died Thursday morning at her home at Derry following an illness of pneumonia.  The body was brought to Connellsville and from here shipped to Sand Patch, where funeral services were held Sunday morning at 10 o’clock.  Mrs. POORBAUGH would have been 35 years old on the 29th of this month.  She was a member of the Dunkard church and before her marriage was Miss Eliza HOSTETTER of Sand Patch, Somerset county.  She was a member of the Dunkard church, and in addition to her husband, is survived by her parents and the following sisters:  Elia Mae, Mrs. Francis SMITH, Mrs. Irvin BITTNER, Mrs. William LEYBERGER, Mrs. Frank ALBRIGHT and one brother, Harvey H. HOSTETTER, all of Somerset county. 
Weekly Courier  Thurs. 4-25-1918


Homer N. POORBAUGH (1921-2004)

Homer Poorbaugh
Connellsville

Homer N. Poorbaugh, 83, of Connellsville (Bullskin Township), died Friday, March 5, 2004, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Jan. 21, 1921, in Mount Pleasant, a son of the late Henry A. and Mary Phillippi Poorbaugh. Homer was a self-employed farmer for all of his life. He was a charter member of the Bullskin Township Fair Board and he was Protestant by faith. Homer loved his family, his farm and his dog, Buddy. He is survived by three daughters, Nora L. Hendricks and her husband, Ronald, of Mount Pleasant, Connie Woods and her husband, James, of Connellsville and Wendy Wiltrout and her husband, David, of Connellsville; six grandchildren, Ronald C. Hendricks Jr. and his wife, Kathy, Jennifer Woods and her husband, Bryan, Erica Woods, Tracy Peterson and her husband, Jeff, Kelly Mucha and her husband, Tony Jr. and Tina Petraglia and her husband, Michael; 13 great-grandchildren, Lucas, Lindsay and Elizabeth Hendricks, Brianna and Jacob Woods, Dylan, Dean, Daisy and Declan Peterson, Jared and Adam Mucha and Austin and Eric Nelson Petraglia. Mr. Poorbaugh was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Martha Jean Wilson Poorbaugh, in 1991; three brothers, Glenn, Edward and Ray Poorbaugh; and three sisters, Elizabeth Mull, Lucy Keefer and Jean Morre. Friends will be received from noon to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and noon to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Patton officiating. Interment will follow in Pennsville Independent Cemetery. www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, March 6, 2004

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Lee R. POORBAUGH (1936-2007)

Lee R. Poorbaugh
Mt. Pleasant

Lee Roy Poorbaugh, 70, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Nov. 11, 1936, in Mt. Pleasant, the son of the late Raymond Elias and Etta H. (Geary) Poorbaugh. Mr. Poorbaugh was a member of Paradise United Methodist Church, where he was a Sunday School teacher and participated in the church dartball league. He was employed as a truck driver for Westland Dairy and also formerly employed by Volkswagen of America. A graduate of Ramsay High School Class of 1954, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and motorcycling and was a member of the Bridgeport Sportsman's Club. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor McConnell Poorbaugh, whom he married in June 1958; daughter, Denise Sperry and husband, Michael, of Mifflintown; sons, Darryl Poorbaugh and wife, Jennifer, and Donald Poorbaugh and wife, Linda, both of Mt. Pleasant; also survived by the loves of his life, his grandchildren, Jason, Ben and wife, Casey, and Nick Sperry, Nathan, Larissa, Nicole, DJ, Justine, Cody and Lauren Poorbaugh; brothers, Earl Poorbaugh and wife, Blanche, of New Alexandria, and Raymond Poorbaugh and wife, Elsie, of Blairsville; and sisters, Sara Boyer, of North Carolina, and Ruth McConnell, of Florida. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Harvey, Ed and Zack Poorbaugh. The family is inviting friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday to the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL SERVICE INC., 730 West Main St., Mt. Pleasant. Additional viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at 11 a.m. Saturday in Paradise United Methodist Church. Interment in Green Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Paradise United Methodist Church building fund. Please visit www.saloomfuneralservice.com. Richard Rega, funeral director.


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

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Martha Jean Wilson POORBAUGH (1926-1991)

POORBAUGH, MARTHA JEAN WILSON— Age 64 years of R.D. 2 Connellsville, died Sunday, August 11, 1991, at her home. She was born in Fayette County, August 17, 1926, a daughter of the late Frank and Nora Beal Wilson. She was a graduate of Mapletown High School, member of Dames of Malta, Pleasant Valley Grange and Mount Olive Evangelical Church of North America. Surviving are her husband, Homer N. Poorbaugh; three daughters; Mrs. Ronald (Nora) Hendricts of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 2, Mrs. James (Connie) Woods and Mrs. David (Wendy) Wiltrout of Connellsville: six grandchildren; one great-grandson; one brother, Frank G. Wilson of Connellsville. Friends will be received at the Brooks Funeral Home, 111 East Green Street, Connellsville, today 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Robert Patton and Rev. William James officiating. Internment Pennsville Independent Cemetery.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, August 11, 1991

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William E. POORBAUGH (1925-2004)

William E. Poorbaugh
Bullskin Township

William E. “Ed” Poorbaugh, 79, of Bullskin Township (Wooddale), died Friday, May 28, 2004, in Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. He was born April 12, 1925, in Bullskin Township, a son of the late Ray and Etta Geary Poorbaugh. Ed was a lifelong resident of Bullskin Township. Prior to retirement, Ed worked as a welder for Duraloy in Scottdale for 34 years. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army in the European Theatre of action. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and various other major battles. Ed was a member of Pleasant Valley Grange #1957 and served in various offices in the grange. He was a member of the Mt. Joy Church of the Brethren. Ed is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Alverda Boring Poorbaugh, whom he married March 5, 1948. He is also survived by his loving daughters, Kathy Ulery and her husband, Dennis, Marjorie Ann Keslar and her husband, Richard, and Brenda Lee Kitta and her husband, Mitch, all of Wooddale; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Earl G. Poorbaugh and his wife, Blanche, of New Alexandria, Leroy Poorbaugh and his wife, Eleanor, of Mt. Pleasant, and Raymond Poorbaugh and his wife, Elsie, of Blairsville; and two sisters, Sarah Boyer, of Wadesboro, N.C., and Ruth McConnell and her husband, Roy, of Orlando, Fla. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, William Allen Poorbaugh; and two brothers, Harvey and Zack Poorbaugh. Family and friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Mark Peachy officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the Connellsville VFW and American Legion and Trotter American Legion Honor Guard. www.brooksfuneralhomes.com


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, May 29, 2004

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Anna Yankulich POPE ( -1996)

Anna Y. Pope

   Anna Yankulich (Yankutics) Pope of 213 Kennedy Ave., Masontown, Pa., died Monday, June 10, 1996, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born in German Township, Pa., daughter of John and Helen Husinko Yankulich. She was a member of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Masontown. Her parents and two brothers, Andrew and John Jr., preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Philip V. Pope Sr., two sons, Robert A. Pope and Phillip E. Pope and wife, Beverly, two grandsons, Andrew Philip Pope and Steven Michael Pope, and a sister, Mary Yankulich, all of Masontown. Friends will be received in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH JR. FUNERAL HOME, corner Church and River avenues, Masontown, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, June 13, until 10 a.m. when Panachida Services will be held followed by Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Masontown, with Rev. Fr. Michael Dudas as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Orthodox Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1996

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Bush POPE ( -1962)

POPE FUNERAL

   The funeral service for Bush Pope, killed early Saturday morning when struck by a train, was held this afternoon at the Burhans funeral home at Dunbar. Burial was in Mount Auburn Cemetery. The Rev. Ellsworth Crispens officiated.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 8, 1962, page 4, column 4

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Esiah POPE Headstone (1850-1914)

Esiah W. Pope of Dunbar died at the private hospital in Connellsville of pneumonia contracted after a second operation for hernia, last Saturday, age 64 years 5 months and 11 days. Mr. Pope was a widely and favorably known Dunbar man and was the son of Samuel and Julia B. Martin Pope. He was born April 13, 1850 on the Terrence farm in Dunbar Township. This farm is now occupied by No 1 Leisenring works of the H.C. Frick Coke Company. He was raised on the farm and when a young man came to Dunbar Furnace then making that the business center of the county.

He married Miss Lydia A. Bittle on July 3, 1871. To this union were born the following children; Clark, deceased; Mrs. Ann Speight, Samuel Pope, Walter Pope all of Dunbar: Sadir Specock of Pittsburg and Miss Nancy Pope at home. He is survived by his widow, the living children above named; one brother, Martin B. Pope; One sister Mrs. Mary Hanen of Dunbar.

The funeral will take place from the home Tuesday, October 27, at 1:30 p.m., Rev, T, M. Gladden will officiate. Internment will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 26, 1914

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Lloma Catherine Gangawere POPE (1926-2011)

   Lloma Catherine Gangawere Pope, 85 years, of Dunbar, Pennsylvania died on Friday, February 25, 2011 in the Connors Personal Care Home, Juniata Road. She was born January 31, 1926 in Dunbar, Pennsylvania the daughter of Lloyd Bowman Gangawere and Nellie S. (Devan) Gangawere. Lloma was a Homemaker. She was a member of Pechin Chapel where she played the organ and taught Sunday School.

   On September 20, 1944, Lloma married Carl B. Pope, who survives. Also surviving are one Daughter, Carla Mazurik and husband Thomas, Waynesburg Pennsylvania; Granddaughter, Misti Mazurik of Lemont Furnace; Grandson, Benjamin Mazurik and his wife Tina of Washington, Pennsylvania; a Great-Grandson, Brody Dane Mazurik; three Step- Great-Grandchildren: Abby, Owen and Kayla Wayman; Nieces and Nephews. She was the last member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by her Parents; Brothers, Lloyd, Ivan, Clyde and Alan; and Sisters, Lloydella Gangawere, Vera Jobes and Thelma Spory.

   Friends will be received on Monday, February 28, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar. Services will be held in the Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 10 a.m. with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar, Pennsylvania.


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

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Martin VanBuren POPE Stone  (1839-1921)

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

“UNCLE MART” POPE DIES
Was Veteran of Civil War and Widely
Known in Dunbar Community.

   Martin Van Buren Pope, a veteran of the Civil War, and better known to his many friends as ‘Uncle Mart’ died suddenly this morning at the home of D. C. Foltz, at Dunbar where he resided, of heart trouble. He had been ailing for the past few days but his condition was not considered alarming. Mr. Pope was born in Dunbar township, May 27, 1838, and was one of the best known residents of Dunbar. He enlisted September 21, 1861, in the 88th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and served throughout the Civil War. He was discharged December 14, 1865. In 1878, Mr. Pope was a dispatcher for the Baltimore & Ohio railroad and later he was a bookkeeper for the Hustead & Semans interests. After leaving the service of the last named company, he was bookkeeper for D. C. Foltz, whose first wife was a niece of Mr. Pope. Of late years he lived retired. His wife, Mrs. Mary Pope died about 20 years ago. One sister, Mrs. Mary Harman of Dunbar survives. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the family home with Will F. Stewart Post, Grand Army of the Republic of which Mr. Pope was a member, in charge. Rev. W. H. McIlveen the post chaplain of Dunbar will officiate. The interment will be made in Mount Auburn cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, April 5, 1921, page 2, column 3

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bullet Nicholas POPE died in 1933. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

POPE, Nicholas
Nicholas POPE, aged 85, formerly a resident of Continental No. 2, died Tuesday morning, January 17, 1933, at his home in Homestead. He is survived by his wife, and six children, Andrew of Duquesne, Joseph of Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. Mary MICHAEL of Uniontown, Mrs. Dorothy WAHT of Ambridge and Catherine at home. Six grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning.
(Obit stamped Jan. 18, 1933).


Regina B. POPE Headstone (1914-1996)

Regina B. Pope, 81, of Dunbar, died Thursday February 22, 1996, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born March 10, 1914, in Dunbar, daughter of the late Walter B. and Ruth Hay Pope. She was a retired billing clerk at the West Penn Power; and an active member of the Franklin Memorial United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Ruth Pope with whom she lived and Louise Moore of Uniontown. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a nephew Harry Moore.

Friends will be received at the Burhans-Crouse Funeral Home in Dunbar. Internment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


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

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Ruth A. POPE Headstone (1918-2007)

Ruth A. Pope, 88, of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., died Monday, February 26, 2007, in Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. She was born December 28, 1918, in Dunbar, Pa., daughter of the late Walter Pope and the late Ruth Hayes Pope. She was a retired Clerk with the Girard Cleaners, in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa. Ruth was a member of the Franklin Memorial United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Regina Pope and Louise Moore, and nephew, Harry Moore.

Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Pa., on Wednesday, February 28, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be Thursday, March 1, 2007, at 11 a.m., in the Burhans-Crouse Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jeffrey Popson. Interment will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, February 27, 2007

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Ruth Hay POPE Stone  (1894-1918)

MRS. WALTER POPE

   Following an illness of pneumonia, Mrs. Ruth Pope, 25 years old, wife of Walter B. Pope, died Monday at her home in Dunbar. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 o'clock. Internment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar. Mrs. Pope is survived by her husband and three children, one, an infant born on last Saturday.

Notes from contributor:
   Mother–Laura B Hay
   Children–Regina B., Ruth A., Louise Moore


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, December 31, 1918, page 2, column 5

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W. R. POPE Stone  (1820-1901)

W. R. Pope

White, male, 80 years old
   Cause of death–Old age
   Born–1820, Virginia
   Died–April 30, 1901, Vanderbilt
   Buried–Cochran Cemetery, Dawson


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 197, line 55

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William POPE ( -1864)

DIED

  POPE— Sept. 28th, 1864, Dysentery, William, son of Thomas and Mary Pope, aged thirteen years and ten months.

“He is gone at length-he is laid in the dust,
Death’s hand his slumbers breaking;
For the coffined sleep of the good and just,
Is a sure and blissful waking.”


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, November 17, 1864, Vol. IV, No. 41, page 3, column 1

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Frank POPLARCHEK ( -1937)

FRANK POPLARCHEK

   After an illness of three weeks, Frank Poplarchek, 72 years old, of Crabapple Reservoir, Franklin Township, died Thursday morning at his home. Survived by his wife, Theresa Poplarchek; two daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Rosinsky at home and Mrs. Florence Rancosky of Greystone Parl, N.J. and two sons, Emil and William at home. There are also seven grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in St. Hedwig’s Church in Smock. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, July 17, 1937

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

Mrs. Theresa Poplarchek, aged 73, died at 2:45 Friday afternoon, November 11, 1938, at the family residence in Smock R. D. 1 after a two weeks' illness of a complication of diseases.  Mrs. Poplarchek was born in Poland. Her husband, Frank, passed away July 15, 1937, at Smock.
Surviving are the following children:  Beatrice Rosinski, of Smock R. D.; Edward, O'Neil and William, at home , and Mrs. Florence Rankowski, of Graystone Park, New Jersey.  She also leaves a brother in Poland.
Funeral services will be held at 8:30 Monday morning with requiem mass to be celebrated in St. Hedwig's church.  Rev. Fr. Bednarik will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Constance Mae POPLE (1935-1935)

CONSTANCE MAE POPLE

  Constance Mae Pople, six month old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Ewing Pople, died Thursday December 26, 1935 in the home of her parents, Mt. Braddock. Five brothers and sisters, in addition to her parents survive. Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the family residence. Rev. Walter Martin officiated. Burial in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, December 28, 1935

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Grace Jane Thorpe POPLE Stone  (1901-1946)

  Mrs. Grace Jane Thorpe Pople, 45, died suddenly at 5:15 o'clock Friday evening at her home in Mt. Braddock of a heart attack. Surviving are her husband Ewing Price Pople; five children Charles, Dorothy, and Paul, all at home. Mrs. Sarah Wiseman of Youngstown, Ohio and Donald; three grandchildren; one brother, Charles W. Thorpe, of South Connellsville, and two sisters, Mrs. Iola Hamilton of Vanderbilt and Mrs. Laverna Lowery of Dunbar. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon with a prayer at the home at 1:30 o'clock. Additional rites will be conducted at the Mt. Braddock Methodist with Rev. William S. Hamilton, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, July 20, 1946

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Erma Patrick POPOVICH (1921-1994)

Erma P. Popovich

   Erma Patrick Popovich, 72, of Milfred Terrace, Fredericktown, formerly of Maple Glen, Centerville Borough, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 1994, at 12:45 a.m. in Brownsville General Hospital. She was born March 8, 1921, in Vestaburg, daughter of the late Steve and Anna Sninchak Patrick. Surviving are her husband, Mike Popovich Sr.; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Knisely of Cleveland, Ohio; one son, Michael Popovich Jr. of San Diego, Calif.; three grandsons, Billy, Ricky, and Teddy Knisely; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, George Patrick of Richeyville and Joseph Patrick of Fredericktown; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Steve Patrick, and one sister, Elizabeth Ambrose. Friends will be received in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, Fredericktown Hill, Fredericktown, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 12, 1994, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Phil Jamison officiating. Interment will follow in Westland Cemetery, Centerville Borough.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1994

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bullet Michael George POPOVICH died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Michael George Popovich, aged ? years, died at noon, Thursday, July 9, 1931, at his late residence, 163 D street, Johnstown, following an illness of several days' duration.
Mr. Popovich was widely known in Johnstown and Cambria county.  Prior to his retirement about seven years ago he was employed for many ears in the Cambria mills and later in the hotel business at Broad and Third avenue, Johnstown.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Popovich and the following children: Mary, wife of Stephen Marcinko, Johnstown; Margaret, wife of Joseph L. Haky, Republic, and John, Frank, Michael, Jr., and Rosemary all at home.  Four grandchildren also survive.
Short funeral services will be conducted at the home Monday morning at nine o'clock D. S. T., followed by requiem high mass in St. Stephens Slovak Catholic church, Chestnut street, Johnstown, with Rev. Fr. John Martvon as celebrant.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Adam PORE ( -1861)

DIED

   Oct. 14th, ADAM PORE, husband of the above [Elizabeth Pore], died of consumption, in Mt. Pleasant tp., Westmoreland county, Pa., aged about 80 years.

Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, November 7, 1861, Vol I. No. 40, page 5, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Braden PORE died in 1906. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(38)

WOUND PROVED FATAL.
Chief Braden Pore Died at Mt. Pleasant Saturday Morning.
Mt. Pleasant, April 7. —Chief of Police Braden Pore who was shot and fa tally wounded by Andrew Lindsay at 10:45 o'clock Thursday night, died t his morning at 8 in the Memorial hospital. No trace has been found of L indsay, for whom a warrant has been issued charging murder. His compani on Thomas Wilson also escaped.
The Morning News. Uniontown, Pa.
Monday, April 9, 1906.
vol. 1. No. 4.
Pg2, Col. 2.


Elizabeth PORE ( -1861)

DIED

   Oct. 13th, 1861, ELIZABETH PORE, of Consumption, aged about 65 years.

Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, November 7, 1861, Vol I. No. 40, page 5, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Lavina E. PORE ( -1929)

MRS. LAVINA E. PORE

  WEST NEWTON, June 11— Mrs. Lavina E. Pore, 59 years old, widow of William C. Pore of South Huntingdon township, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. G. Gaut, near Scottdale. She was the daughter of the late James and Martha Campbell Marsh, and was a lifelong resident of this district. Mrs. Pore was a member of the Methodist Church and took part in all church activities. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J. G. Gaut, near Scottdale, Marian and Wilma, at home, one brother, P. D. Marsh, of Irwin, and one grandchild. The funeral services will be held at the late residence in charge of Rev. R. L. McQuiston, of West Newton, the time to be announced later. Interment will follow in the West Newton Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, June 11, 1929, page 7, column 4

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Father Richard A. PORTASIK, O.F.M. ( -2012)

PITTSBURGH
Father Richard A. Portasik, O.F.M.

Father Richard A. Portasik, O.F.M. died July 14, 2012 at the age of 85. Born in Ford City, Pa., Fr. Richard was priest of the Franciscan Province of St. John the Baptist for over 60 years. He is predeceased by his parents, Frank and Mary (Lalis), his uncle, Brother Florian Lalis, OFM and his brothers: Fr. Joseph, OFM and John. He is survived by his nieces: Lee Ann Wood, Laura Shymansky, MD and Linda Portasik. Fr. Richard was a prolific author and preacher both in English and in Slovak preaching in churches and for religious communities through the United States. He spent 21 years in ministry to the Secular Franciscan Order (Third Order). Most of his years in ministry were spent at Holy Family Friary in Pittsburgh and St. Anthony in Uniontown. He was elected as Custos of the Vice Province 1976-1982. He was a member of the Slovak Fraternals: JEDNOTA, FCSLA and the SOKOLS. Fr. Richard served for many years as the chaplain of the First Catholic Ladies Association, both on the national and local level. Fr. Richard together with his brother, Fr. Joseph Portasik, OFM, were instrumental in raising funds for the Province of the Most Holy Savior in Slovakia after the fall of Communism. Viewing will take place at Holy Family Friary, 232 South Home Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15202 on Friday, July 20, 2012 from 2 until 8 p.m. A wake service will be held at 6:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 21, 2012 at the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Mt. Nazareth Center, 285 Bellevue Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15229. Interment will follow in the friar’s plot, Christ the Redeemer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are accepted to Holy Family Friary. Friars, family members and members of the Holy Family Friary Chapel Community will gather for Morning Prayer on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Friary. Messages of sympathy can be sent to the family at: Laura Shymansky, MD, 10 Chestnut Lane, Cheswick, PA 15204


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, July 18, 2012, page B3

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Amy Mariah PORTER Stone  (1861-1931)

AMY MARIAH PORTER

   Miss Amy Mariah Porter, aged 69, life-long resident of Luzerne township, died at 8:50 p.m., Thursday. Death was due to complications incident to advanced age. She is survived by four brothers, John G., of Shreveport, La.; Clarence E., Newell A. and Columbus R. Porter, all of Luzerne township. Funeral services will be conducted at the home of Newell A. Porter, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, in charge of Rev. R. C. Van Emman, pastor of the Hopewell Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the Hopewell cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, August 22, 1931, page 13, column 3

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bullet Cephas W. PORTER died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(9)

Cephas W. Porter, well known farmer of Luzerne Township, died suddenly of a heart condition at his home at 8:30 Friday morning, near Hopewell church.  He was born March 18, 1862, being 72 years of age.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the home.  Services in charge of Rev. R. C. Bamemen.  Six nephews will be pallbearers.

He is survived by his widow, Lucy Knight Porter, and one daughter, Sara, at home; three brothers, and one sister, Armstrong, Ewing, Frank and Ann, all of Luzerne Township.

Elizabeth PORTER (1850-1950)

Connellsville Native
Dies In 100th Year

   A former resident of Connellsville and Youngwood's oldest citizen, Mrs. Elizabeth L. Porter, 99, died at her home in 5 South Third Street, Youngwood, at 10:40 o'clock, Thursday night after a short illness. She would have been 100 years old September 12. Mrs. Porter was born September 12, 1850, in Connellsville, and is the last surviving member of a family of 16 children. During her 49 years as a resident of Youngwood, Mrs. Porter saw the community develop to its present size from a village of only a few homes. She was active until her recent illness and had greeted her friends and neighbors daily. It is reported that she had a remarkable memory for her age. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Nevada Porter Butcher and Mrs. C.W. Barnhart, both of Youngwood. The funeral service will be held at the home at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. J.P. MacRill, pastor of the Youngwood Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery here.

Notes from contributor:
   The deceased's maiden name more than likely GILES. See, here:
   1. "MRS. ELIZABETH PORTER, LOCAL WOMAN, 90," Daily Courier, 17 Sep 1940, p. 2, col. 5, for mention of a deceased brother, "J.L. Giles."
   2. "Former City Woman, 98, Talks About Her Early Life Here," Daily Courier, 17 Sep 1948 (Friday), p. 1, col. 2. Relates one story about her experience in Connellsville during the Civil War. Focus more on family's aborted relocation to Iowa and return to Connellsville. A grandmother, DOROTHY FIELDS GILES, who lived to 103, mentioned on its pages.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, July 14, 1950, page 1, column 4

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bulletEtta O'Neal PORTER died in 1948. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(70)

MRS. W. O. PORTER
Connellsville Daily Courier Jan. 26, 1948
Mrs. Etta O'Neal Porter 69, wife of .William O. Porter of 9 Vine street South Connellsville died Sunday morning at her home after a lingering illness.
She was born in Bedford Co. a daughter of the late Emanuel and Elizabeth O'Neal. She came to this vicinity when a young woman and had resided here since that time.
Surviving besides her husband are five sons, John, Lewis, and Herbert of South Connellsville, Elwood of South Arch street and Francis Gene of East Gibson avenue; three daughters, Mrs. Marchie (Carrie) Faidley of Rock Ridge road, Mrs. Albert (Cora) Orndorff of South Connellsville and Mrs. C.E (Martha) Orndorff of Dunbar; 18 grandchildren; three brothers, Charles, John and Edward of Connellsville and one sister, Minnie Deremer of Bedford Valley.
The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home with the Rev. K.M. Bishop pastor of the Albright Evangelical United Brethren Church officiating. Burial will be in Green Ridge Cemetery.


Ewing B. PORTER ( -1927)

EWING B. PORTER

   Ewing B. Porter, aged 77 years, died Saturday evening, April 9, 1927, at xx:15 o’clock, following an illness since February 18 when he was forced to his bed with a heavy cold. Complications developed which resulted in his death on Saturday evening. Mr. Porter was born February 26, 1850, the son of the late Moses and Eliza Meason Murphy Porter. He spent his entire lifetime in Fayette county, for many years being engaged in farming. During the past six years he had made his home with his sister Louisa Beeson Porter, in the old Porter homestead at the corner of Beeson avenue and Berkeley street. Mr. Porter’s wife died many years ago. He is survived by one son, Kennedy E. Porter, of Doylestown, Pa.; one brother, Aaron T. Porter, of Emporia, Kas., and two sisters, Miss Louisa Beeson Porter, with whom he made his home, and Mrs. J. W. Gaddis of Uniontown. Two nieces, Miss Celia A. Patton, veteran Uniontown school teacher, and Mrs. Blaine Miller Statt of Chicago, also survive. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, in charge of Rev. F. A. Hodil, pastor of the Third Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Porter had long been a member. Burial will be in the family plot in Laurel Hill cemetery, where Mr. Porter’s parents and wife also are buried. The burial will be private.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 11, 1927, page 7, column 4

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J. Donald PORTER (1919-1974)

J. Donald Porter, Local Businessman,
Dies In Florida

   J. Donald Porter, Connellsville businessman and civic leader, died Tuesday in Jacksonville, Fla. He was in Jacksonville for the wedding of his son, John Donald Porter III, planned for Saturday. Porter, 55, of 106 Jefferson St., owned and operated the J. Donald Porter Insurance Agency located in the Second National Bank Building. He was born in Connellsville March 31, 1919. He was a former member of the board of trustees of Connellsville State General Hospital, serving in that capacity for many years. He also was a member of the Fayette County Airport Authority, having an active interest in flying since serving as a pilot during World War II. Porter was also a member of the First Christian Church of Connellsville, the Connellsville Kiwanis Club and many other local organizations.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, August 21, 1974, page 1, column 3


PORTER — Friends of J. Donald Porter of 106 Jefferson St., who died Tuesday, August 20, 1974, will be received at the late residence after 2 p.m. Monday where services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Ty Sabelta officiating. Interment at Hillgrove Cemetery. Members of King Solomon’s Lodge 346 will conduct a ritual at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the residence. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to your favorite charity. The Samuel C. Brooks Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, August 22, 1974, page 11, column 8

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James F. PORTER ( -1921)

JAMES F. PORTER

   James F. Porter, 76 years old, died Sunday at his home at Springhill Furnace, near Smithfield. He had been ill since Thanksgiving. Mr. Porter was a veteran of the Civil War and was a member of the G.A.R. post of Smithfield. He was twice wounded in battle. Mr. Porter was a director of the first National bank of Smithfield and had been a resident of the Springhill Furnace community all his life. Eight children survive, as follows: Mrs. Carrie Adams and Mrs. Lottie Gardner, Uniontown; Mrs. Estella Monoghan, Springhill; Mrs. Nellie Wilson and Mrs. Daisy Wolfe, Cheat Haven; James A. and C. F. Porter, Bunker Hill, and Russell Porter, Gans. One sister, Mrs. David Fowler of Cheat Neck, and one brother, Charles Porter of Uniontown; 64 grandchildren and 25 great- grandchildren also survive.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 27, 1921, page 6, column 3


SMITHFIELD G.A.R. POST SO
THINNED MILITARY FUNERAL
FOR MEMBER IS IMPOSSIBLE

Special to The Courier

  SMITHFIELD, Jan. 26— James F. Porter died in his home at Springhill Furnace Sunday, January 23, and was buried in the Blaney cemetery at Cheat Neck Tuesday. He was 76 years old. During the Civil War he served for 35 months as a member of Company I, 14th West Virginia Infantry. He was an honored member of Jerry Jones Post No. 517, G.A.R., of Smithfield. Because of the ranks of the post have become so depleted by death and the infirmities of those living, there was not a sufficient number of veterans present to accord Mr. Porter a military funeral. He was a director of the First National bank of Smithfield, which was closed Tuesday as a mark of respect. His is the third death among the directorate since the organization of the bank in 1903. D. P. Morgan and Charles C. Woodhill preceding him. Deceased left a valuable estate in real and personal property, estimated to be about $80,000, the bulk of which he left to his two sons.

Article continues concerning other news.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, January 28, 1921, page 5, column 2

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James S. PORTER (1924-1994)

James Porter

   James S. Porter, 70, of Hershey, formerly of Scottdale, died Saturday at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital Richmond, Va. Surviving are his wife, Myrna Espy Porter; two sons, Mark Porter of Worthington and David Porter of Wexford; two daughters, Joann Hoyt of Mount Vernon, Wash., and Janet Albers of Santa Rose, Calif.; four grandchildren; four sisters, Hester Gray of Coral Gables, Fla.; marry Canning and Adeline Murphy, both of North Miami Beach, Fla., and Olive Kritschgau of Worthington, Ohio. Friends will be received in the James Murphy Memorial Home, 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale until 11 a.m. today.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– July 14, 1924
   Died—– September 3, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1994

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Jared PORTER, Sr. ( -1852)

DIED— On Tuesday, the 23d ult., at the residence of his brother, Armstrong Perry, in Luzerne township, Mr. JARED PORTER, Sr., aged about 82 years. The deceased was a highly esteemed citizen, and was a native of the township in which he lived.

Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 8, 1852, Vol. 2, No. 11, page 3, column 4

Contributed by Roy Lockart


John Robert PORTER ( -1996)

John Porter

   John Robert (Bo) Porter, 75, of 319 York Ave., Connellsville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 1996, in Uniontown Hospital, where he had been a patient since Oct. 7, 1996. Friends will be received at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, today from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Juengel officiating. Entombment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park Mausoleum with full military honors by the American Legion Post 301 of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 21, both of Connellsville. The BPOE Elks No. 503 will conduct a memorial ritual at 7 tonight in the funeral home. Club 14 will hold a memorial service at 7:30 tonight at the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, December, 1996

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John W. PORTER ( -1917)

JOHN W. PORTER

   John W. Porter, a former well known resident of Connellsville, died Saturday at his home at Youngwood, following an illness of Bright's disease and pneumonia. Funeral tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock from the family residence. The funeral party will leave by automobile for Connellsville, arriving here about 4 o'clock. The interment will be made in Chestnut Hill cemetery. Mr. Porter and family moved from the West Side to Youngwood about ten years ago. In addition to his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth L. Porter, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nevada Butcher and Mrs. Claude Barnhart of Youngwood. Mrs. Matilda Eccles of the West Side, a sister-in-law of Mr. Porter's, went to Youngwood to attend the funeral.

Notes from contributor:
   The deceased was married to Elizabeth Lois "Lizzie" Giles, at the time of her death in 1950, at age 100, the oldest resident of Connellsville. He also likely was a grandson of William Porter and Arabella "Belle" or "Anna" Cunningham, of Luzerne, Fayette, PA.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, September 17, 1917, page 2, column 4

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Louisa B. PORTER ( -1943)

Miss Louisa Porter
Is Taken by Death
Prominent Resident Here
Dies on Saturday

   One of Uniontown’s oldest and most prominent residents was called by death, Saturday evening following a short illness. Miss Louisa B. Porter succumbed October 9, 1943, at 8:30 o’clock in her home, 48 Lawson avenue. Miss Porter, who had long been active in civic and religious affairs of the community, had been seriously ill for the past two weeks. Born in Dunbar Township, a daughter of the late Moses and Elizabeth Murphy Porter, she reached her 90th birthday anniversary September 13. She was a graduate of California Normal school and held the distinction of being Fayette County’s oldest Waynesburg college graduate. She was a charter member of the Progress Club, one of the oldest literary clubs in the community. A member of the Third Presbyterian church, she had been affiliated for many years with Class 13 of that church. Survivors include one brother, Aaron Porter, Emporia, Kansas; a niece, Miss Cecilia Patton, Uniontown, and one nephew, Kennedy E. Porter, Doylestown. She was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother. Friends will be received at the Ferguson Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Lorne H. Beldon, pastor of the Third Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will follow at Laurel Hill cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 11, 1943, page 1, column 5

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M. F. PORTER ( -1922)

DICKERSON RUN MAN
KILLED BY EXPLOSION

   Attracted to the far end of the P. & L. E. yards of Dickerson Run by an explosion Friday afternoon, William O’Donnell found the remains of M. F. Porter, aged 40 years, scattered about the room of a shanty located there. Porter was seen walking through the yards earlier in the afternoon by men at work in the yards. At that time he had a parcel wrapped around his waist and from the condition of the trunk of his body when found it was thought that this package contained high explosives. The deceased has lived for a number of years on a farm a short distance from Dawson, moving to Vanderbilt later. For the past several years he has been engaged in selling trees and a gas saving device.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, January 21, 1922, page 9, column 4

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Thomas W. PORTER ( -1852)

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

Death of Thomas W. Porter

   This gentleman, a prominent member of the Waynesburg Bar, and Editor of the Greene County Whig, died at Waynesburg on Monday morning, last, the 12th inst. – The deceased was a gentleman of amiable constitution, fine social qualities, a well read ___, thorough scholar and able writer - ___ at Washington College and ___ off his class. Just as he was living a life of usefulness, he was ___ by the fell destroyer. He was the son of Moses B. Porter, Esq., of Luzerne township, this county, and his remains were interred in the burying ground near the stone church at Dunlap’s creek, on last Tuesday. [The left side of the obit is illegible.]

Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 15, 1852, Vol. I, No. 1, page 2, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet William Walter PORTER died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(71)

William Walter PORTER, aged 63, resident of Carmichaels, died Tuesday, July 20, 1937, in the family home after a two years' illness. He was born in Fayette county on May 28, 1874, the son of the late Hezekial and Ellen Thistlewhaite PORTER.
In addition to his widow, Mrs. Lydia PORTER, he is survived by two children, Mrs. Anna TAYLOR and Brown PORTER, both of Reedsville, W. Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Josephine LYNN, Warren, O., and Mrs. Nannie N. KNIGHT, Brownsville, and two brothers, Albert E. and Brown W. PORTER, East Millsboro.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Conduit funeral home, Carmichaels. The Rev. J. O. Miller will be in charge. Burial will be in Bridgeport cemetery, Brownsville.


Alfred PORTERFIELD (1925-1992)

   Alfred Porterfield, 67, of 1823 Third St., South Connellsville, died Friday, Oct. 23, 1992, in the Highlands Hospital and Health Center, Connellsville. He was born Jan. 24, 1925, in Connellsville, a son of the late Frank and Ida Smalley Porterfield. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by U.S. Steel Co., Homestead Works. He attended the Calvary Assembly of God Church in South Connellsville. He was a Korean War veteran, having served with the U.S. Army. He was a member of the U.S. Steel Workers of America, Connellsville American Legion No. 301 and the Mt. Pleasant VFW No. 3368. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Goldie Porterfield, Hazel Hull and Beulah Johnson; and two brothers, Floyd and Ellsworth Porterfield. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Evelyn Ruth Holt Porterfield; three sons, James of Jacksonville, Fla., Alfred ``Ed'' and John Porterfield, both of South Connellsville; three daughters, Rosemary Riggar of Connellsville, Mrs. Paul (Ruth Ann) Niswonger of Carlisle and Mrs. Donald (Pamela) Teets of South Connellsville; two brothers, Emerson Porterfield of Philadelphia and James Porterfield of Connellsville; four sisters, Irene Hart, Mrs. James (Betty) Ansell and Mrs. John (Ellen) Thorpe, all of Connellsville, and Mrs. Kenneth (Audrey) Smitley of Mt. Pleasant; and 12 grandchildren.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, October, 1992

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Anna L. PORTERFIELD (1917-2004)

   Anna L. Porterfield, 86, of Allison, died Thursday, June 17, 2004, in Washington Hospital. She was born Nov. 13, 1917, in Brownsville, a daughter of the late Andrew and Frances Kovacik Koynok. Anna was a member of the Nazarene Church in Allison and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Allison Volunteer Fire Department. She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel S. Porterfield, a daughter, Mary Ann, and a brother, John Koynok. She is survived by three children, Evelyn Cunningham of North Huntingdon, Daniel Porterfield and wife, Linda, of Allison, and George Porterfield of Allison; five grandchildren, William Cunningham, Laura Baughman, Julie Manley and Daniel and David Porterfield; two great grandchildren, Sarah and Bryan; a sister, Lucille Angelo of Hiller, and two brothers, Andrew Koynok and Joseph Koynok, both of Ohio. Family and friends will be received in the Skirpan Funeral Home at 135 Park St., Brownsville, from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday. Funeral service s will be held in the home at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Michael Beckley officiating. Interment will be in Normalville Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, June 19, 2004

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Annette S. PORTERFIELD (1963-2011)

Annette S. Porterfield
Mill Run

Annette S. Porterfield, 47, of Mill Run, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. She was born Sept. 21, 1963, in Connellsville, a daughter of Elma Albright, of Mill Run, and Earl C. Porterfield, of Connellsville. She was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1981. In addition to her parents, Annette is survived by her loving family: her loving companion, William Nicklo, of Mill Run; daughters, Elma S. Porterfield and her companion, Kim Miller, of Mt. Pleasant, and Calli Mickey and her husband, John, of Connellsville; grandchildren, Kyler Porterfield, Sierra Mickey, Alysa Mickey and John Mickey II, of Connellsville; her sisters and brothers, Vicki Wingrove and her husband, Robert, Earl Porterfield and his wife, Toni, Sharon Thomas and her husband, Roger, Robin Hixson and her husband, Albert, Sammy Albright and his wife, Mary, Scott Albright and his companion, Lisa, Walter Albright and his companion, Kim, Greg Albright and his companion, Georgia, Shawn Albright and his companion, Elaine, Tracy Cross and her companion, James, and Jason Albright and his companion, Joyce; her grandmothers, Alice Hawk and Gertrude Porterfield, of Mill Run; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Annette was predeceased by her grandfathers, H.C. Porterfield and Harold Hawk; infant brother, Henry W. Porterfield; stepfather, Samuel Albright; and brother, Brian Albright. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville. A private memorial service for the family will be held at a later date. Interment will be in the Normalville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the family, in memory of Annette S. Porterfield.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, January 14, 2011

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Carl PORTERFIELD ( -2007)

   Carl Porterfield, 88, of Normalville, Fayette County, Pa., died Wednesday, May 9, 2007, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa. He is survived by daughters: Mrs. Ronald (Virginia) Bryner and Mrs. Sam (Donna) Kemp and Mrs. Tuck (Becky) Geary; 12 grand-children; 25 great- grand-children; and a brother, Clyde Porterfield. Friends will be received in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until 1 p.m. on Saturday.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 11, 2007

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Clyde ’Cubby’ PORTERFIELD Stone  (1921-2008)

   Clyde "Cubby" Porterfield, 87, of Mill Run, Fayette County, Pa., died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at his home. He was born March 2, 1921, in Rogers Mill, Westmoreland County, Pa., a son of the late Daniel and Sadie Ritenour Porterfield. He attended the Church of God, in Hampton, Critchfield Church of God, and Mt. Nebo Church of God. He was retired from Latrobe Foundry. Cubby is survived by a son, Roger Porterfield (Pat), of Normalville, Fayette County, Pa.; two daughters, Jeanie (Wayne) Tressler, of Indiana Head, Fayette County, Pa., and Nancy (Charlie) Firestone, of Mill Run; six grandchildren, Shelly (Rick) Burkholder, of Mill Run, Sherry (Dave) Chearney, of White, Fayette County, Pa., Scott (Rhonda) Porterfield, of Melcroft, Fayette County, Pa., Donnie (Carlissa) Critchfield, Robbie (Christy) Miner and Jamie (Brian) Upton, all of Mill Run; 15 great-grandchildren, Joey and Nick Burkholder, Matt, Kristina and Davey Chearney, Billy and Randy Porterfield, Shane, David and Cassie Critchfield, Christian and Emily Miner and Robin, Ryan and Rylee Upton; and a great-great- granddaughter, Kaylee Chearney. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Betty Jean Johnson Porterfield; son, Larry Porterfield; brothers, William, George, John, Jim, Ben, Chet, Sam, and Curt Porterfield; and sisters, Ada Hiles, Gertrude Porterfield, Elsie Pirl, Molly McMillen, and Blanche Swope. Family and friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, and until the time of service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, in the funeral home with the Rev. Carl Ritenour, officiating. Interment will follow in Imel Cemetery. The family of Clyde "Cubby" Porterfield extends a special thanks to all the care givers at Medie Hospice, who cared for their loved one during a difficult time.


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

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Eleanor D. PORTERFIELD ( -2005)

   Eleanor D. Porterfield, 78, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at Scottdale Manor Rehabilitation Center. Friends will be received at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Watson officiating. Committal and interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Everson, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November 7, 2005

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Emma Louise PORTERFIELD (1936-1987)

Memory Card:

In Memory of

Emma Louise Porterfield

Date of Birth

February 8, 1936

Date of Death

April 4, 1987

Date of Service

Wednesday, April 8, 1987

Service held from

Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Inc.,

Officiating

Rev. Robert Blank

Place of Interment

Normalville Cemetery

Funeral Conducted by

Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Inc.,
PO Box 150, Route 711,
Melcroft, PA 15462


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Geraldine M. PORTERFIELD (1936-2011)

Geraldine M. Porterfield
South Connellsville

Geraldine M. Porterfield, 75, of South Connellsville, died Saturday, June 4, 2011, while in UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh. She was born June 4, 1936, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Thomas H. and Hazel M. (Trump) Guard. Geraldine was Protestant by faith. She is survived by her husband, James "Art" Porterfield; a son, David Porterfield and his wife, Denise; a granddaughter, Julie M. Porterfield, all of South Connellsville; a sister, Marlene Edwards and her husband, William, of Upper Tyrone Township; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and until 10 a.m. Wednesday, the hour of service, in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033, with Bishop Robert Swope officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, June 6, 2011

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Helen Frances Drucker PORTERFIELD (1919-2005)

   Helen Frances (Drucker) Porterfield, age 85, a lifelong resident of Connellsville, Pa., died Saturday, January 8, 2005, in HCR Manorcare, McMurray, Pa. She was born November 30, 1919, in Connellsville, Pa., a daughter of Frank Drucker and Myrtle (McDowell) Drucker. Helen was a loving homemaker and a former member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Connellsville. Her husband, Gilbert "Gib" Vernon Porterfield, and parents preceded her in death. She is survived by a son, Vernon Porterfield and his wife, Harriet, of Connellsville, Pa.; a daughter, Nancy Porterfield Mirisciotta of Washington, Pa.; four grandchildren: Melissa Clark and her husband, David, of Washington, Pa., Anthony Mirisciotta of Washington, Pa., Michelle Walker of Normalville, Pa., and Jody Porterfield and her husband, Trenton, of Mount Pleasant, Pa.; five great grandchildren: Shaniel Ritenour, Ryan Ritenour, Kearra Porterfield, Tess Porterfield and Tylor Clark; and one great- great grandson. Visitation will be held in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 North Pittsburgh Street, Connellsville, Pa., on Monday from 4 to 9 p.m. where a Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, January 11, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Philip Ramstad officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, January 9, 2005

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bullet Henry PORTERFIELD died in 1922. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

PORTERFIELD, HENRY
Funeral services for Henry PORTERFIELD will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock at Hillview Church near Rogers Mill. 
Courier Sat. 6-24-1922


John Edmon PORTERFIELD, IIIPhoto  (1951-2012)

UNIONTOWN
John Edmon Porterfield III

John Edmon Porterfield III, age 60, of Uniontown, formerly of Linden, N.J., died July 16, 2012 in Uniontown Hospital. Mr. Porterfield was born August 17, 1951 in Waynesburg, Pa., the son of the late Roy Sturges and Jessie Howard Porterfield McNatt. On August 15, 1970, John married Linda Workman Porterfield who survives. Also surviving are 6 children: Debbie Lynn Kelley (Doug), Waynesburg, Rhonda Lee Porterfield- Roberts (Charlie Roberts), Cokeburg, Jessica Jane Porterfield, Uniontown, Anthony Graseck (Jennifer), Carmichaels, Matthew Lee Daniels, Elizabeth, N.J. and Christopher Foster, Lourmonte, Va.; 5 grandsons, 4 granddaughters; and 1 great granddaughter; 2 sisters: Darla Dematteo, Avenel, N.J.; Debra Collins (Bill), Toms River, N.J. and Nick Wallace, a man John considered a brother. Deceased are 2 sons: Roy Lee and Ronald Sturges Porterfield, 2 brothers: Roy and Ronald Porterfield and a grandson, Charles Roberts, Jr. Mr. Porterfield was a retired Supermarket Manager for Shop Rite Co. of New Jersey and a member of Local 1262 Retail Clerks Union. He was a member of St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Uniontown, Pa. The greatest pleasure of his life was spending time with his family. Friends will be received in the LESAKO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320, (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako, Owner-Funeral Director/Supervisor on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday in ST. PETER’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 60 Morgantown St., Uniontown with the Reverend John T. Cruikshank officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels. Online obituary: www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, July 18, 2012, page B3

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John M. PORTERFIELD ( -1949)

PORTERFIELD RITES

   The funeral for John M. Porterfield, 58, of Moyer, who died Friday morning in Connellsville State Hospital, will be held Tuesday afternoon with a prayer at the home of his brother-in- law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shultz, in East Connellsville, at 2 o’clock. Additional rites will be conducted at 2:30 o’clock in the Mount Olive Evangelical United Brethren Church with Rev. Edward G. Kelly, pastor of the East Connellsville E. U. B. Church, officiating. Rev, Paul Morris, pastor of the Owensdale E.R.B. Church, will assist. Burial will be made in the Mount Olive Cemetery under direction of Clyde B. Brooks of Indian Head. He was a member of Connellsville Aerie No. 493, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Carpenters Union, Local No. 321. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mabel Detwiler Porterfield, two sons, Clyde and Gayle of Connellsville; two daughters, Mrs. Virgil Hall of South Connellsville and Mrs. Randall McGlane of Temple City, Cal.; five grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Ellen Shultz of East Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, March 7, 1949, page 2, column 3

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John S. PORTERFIELD (1968-2009)

   John S. Porterfield, 40, of Normalville, Fayette County, Pa., passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital, Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pa. He was born Aug. 17, 1968, in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., a loving son of John H. and Helen Kay Snyder Porterfield, with whom he resided. John was a faithful member of Mill Run United Methodist Church and was very active with the Kids of the Kingdom Junior Church. He enjoyed farming with his dad, mowing the lawn and doing activities with his cousins and friends. John was a member of Normalville Area Volunteer Fire Company No. 51. He was a member of County Line R.C. Truck Pulling and Racing Club. One of the proudest moments in his life was when his mom took him to an R.C. Pull in Franklin. She also accompanied him to the NR/CTPA 2003 World Championship Dirt- Garden Tractor Events in Montpelier, Ohio, where he captured fourth place in a class of 1991. He will be forever missed by his loving parents and the following aunts and uncles: Betty Biler and husband, Joe, Charles Shultz, June Porterfield and Sam Firestone, all of Normalville, Ann Kinneer, and Dave Porterfield and wife, Janet, all of Acme, Pa., Margaret O'Brien, of Macedonia, Ohio, John Rowe and wife, Hazel, of Garards Fort, Greene County, Pa., Lillian Hall and husband, Larry, and Jean Burkholder and husband, Dale, all of Connellsville. John was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Elmer and Mary Snyder; paternal grandparents, Sam and Mildred Porterfield; and the following aunts and uncles: Emma Porterfield, Sara Firestone, Dub Sheetz, Phil O'Brien, and Jerry Kinneer. John will be greatly missed by his loving family and many cousins and friends. A special thanks is extended to the doctors and nurses at UPMC Hospital, in Pittsburgh, Pa., and the doctors and nurses in Select Specialty Care, at Latrobe Hospital, for the great care given to John at a trying time. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, and until 11 a.m. Thursday, the hour of service, with Pastor Tom Bonomo, officiating. Interment will follow in Normalville Cemetery, in Normalville.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, January 13, 2009

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Mrs. Lloyd PORTERFIELD ( -1902)

   Mrs. Lloyd Porterfield died here Wednesday, December 31, 1902, of dropsy after an illness of some weeks. She was thought to be improving and her family was hopeful of her recovery. She was 20 years old. She is survived by her husband and two small children. She was a daughter of David Perl, who died only two weeks ago of typhoid fever. The funeral will be held at the Mt. Zion Church Thursday at 2 P.M.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1903

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Margaret E. PORTERFIELD (1924-2011)

   Margaret E. Porterfield, 87, of Normalville, died Thursday June 16, 2011 at her home. She was born May 11, 1924 in Springfield Twp., Fayette Co. PA., a daughter of the late John R. and Mollie G. Miller Porterfield. Margaret was a member of the former Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. She is survived by a niece, Audrice Jean Porterfield with whom she resided; a sister-in-law Patricia Porterfield of Normalville and several other nieces and nephews and their families. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by three brothers, Clarence, John Donald and Jeff Porterfield. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday in the Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., Melcroft, Pa. There will be no viewing or visitation on Sunday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home with Rev. Michael Rutenber officiating. Interment will follow at Normalville Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Friday, June 17, 2011

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Mildred F. PORTERFIELD (1909-1987)

Memory Card:

In Memory of

Mildred F. Porterfield

Date of Birth

May 30, 1909

Date of Death

June 6, 1987

Date of Service

Saturday, June 9, 1987

Service held from

Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Inc.,

Officiating

Rev. Robert Blank

Place of Interment

Normalville Cemetery

Funeral Conducted by

Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Inc.,
PO Box 150, Route 711,
Melcroft, PA 15462


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Minta Maye Eicher PORTERFIELD (1921-2005)

Minta Maye Eicher Porterfield
Normalville

Minta Maye Porterfield, 84, of Normalville, Pa., died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville, Pa. She was born July 18, 1921, in Mill Run, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of the late Charles B. and Jesse Friend Eicher. Maye was a member of the Normalville Senior Citizens and she attended the Hampton Church of God. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Curt Porterfield; three daughters, Virginia Bryner and her husband, Ronald, of Mill Run, Donna Kemp and her husband, Sam, of Normalville, and Becky Geary and her husband, Tuck, of Normalville; her son-in-law, Carl A. Johnson; 12 grandchildren, Ronald and Donald Bryner, Kim Hall, Chris Basinger, Carol Lankey, Paula Flack, Jamie Bryner, Jennifer Bryner, Keith and Rich Kemp, Vynessa Bruner and Philip Johnson; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great- grandchildren; one brother, Roger Eicher and his wife, Naomi, of Mill Run; and one sister, Lois Mitchell, of Ohiopyle. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Sharleen G. Johnson, on July 19, 2005; a grandson, Johnmarc Johnson; and three brothers, James, Darr and Dale Eicher. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Carl Ritenour and the Rev. Dennis Arndt co- officiating. Interment will follow in the Normalville Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, October 4, 2005

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Nellie M. PORTERFIELD (1925-2010)

Nellie M. Porterfield
Normalville

Nellie M. Porterfield, 85, of Normalville, passed away unexpectedly Monday Nov. 1, 2010, in the Highlands Hospital. She was born Sept. 2, 1925, in Juniata, Dunbar Township, a daughter of the late Frank and Cora Evans Nicholson. She attended Normalville United Methodist Church. Nellie is survived by her brothers, James Nicholson and wife, Pearl, of Connellsville, and Charles Nicholson and wife, Wilma, of Normalville; her sister-in-law, Frances Nicholson, of Connellsville; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Nellie was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Porterfield; her sister, Mildred King; and her brothers, Oliver R. "Ollie" Nicholson, Benjamin John "BJ" Nicholson, Edward E. "Ed" Nicholson and Elmer Nicholson. Family and friends will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with Pastor Mark A. Sholtis officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Normalville Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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Richard C. PORTERFIELD (1928-1995)

Richard Porterfield

   Richard C. Porterfield, 66, of Connellsville, R.D. 2, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 1995, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. He was born Oct. 27, 1928, in Connellsville, a son of the late Clarence A. and Dorothy V. Prickett Porterfield. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was formerly employed as a trucking dock worker in Buffalo, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor D. Kessler Porterfield; a stepdaughter, Constance Joan Dillinger of Connellsville; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Walter Porterfield of Rockwood and Thomas Porterfield of Connellsville; and a sister, Mrs. Albert Eugene (Jane Lee) Pirl of Mill Run. There will be no public viewing or services. Arrangements are under the direction of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC. 111 E. Green St., Connellsville.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1995

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Ruby D. PORTERFIELD (1921-2008)

   Ruby D. Porterfield, 87, of Mill Run, Fayette County, Pa., passed away peacefully Friday, July 25, 2008, in Eicher's Family Home, Normalville, Fayette County, Pa. She was born April 26, 1921, in Springfield Township, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of the late Elmer G. and Luarkey Ridenour Porterfield. Ruby was a long time resident of Mill Run, and a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church, in Mill Run. For years she was active in the Women's Sunday School Class, and the American Women's Worker Missionary Group. Ruby is survived by her loving daughter, Priscilla "Patty" Porterfield, of Mill Run, her brother, Robert Porterfield and wife, Etta, of Winter Haven, Fla., and numerous loving nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Ruby was predeceased by her husband, Floyd Woodrow Porterfield, in 1995; a son, Robert Porterfield, in 1962; two brothers, Golden Porterfield and H.C. Porterfield; and two sisters, Minnie Hensel and Mabel M. Hensel. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., Route 711, Melcroft, Fayette County, Pa., where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. John B. Davis, officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Normalville Cemetery, in Normalville.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Monday, July 28, 2008

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Samuel A. PORTERFIELD (1905-1988)

   Samuel A. Porterfield, 83, of Normalville died Sunday in Highlands Hospital and Health Center. He was born November 6, 1905, in Normalville, son of the late Daniel and Sarah Ritenour Porterfield. He was a resident of the Normalville area all of his life. He was a coal miner and timberman. He was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons, John Porterfield of Normalville and David Porterfield of Acme; six daughters, Mrs. Sam (Sarah) Firestone and Mrs. Charles (Charlotte) Shultz, both of Indian Head, Mrs. Dale (Jean) Burkholder of Mill Run, Mrs. Larry (Lillian) Hall of Normalville, Mrs. John (M. Hazel) Rowe of Greensboro, and June Porterfield, at home; 16 grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and two brothers, Curt Porterfield and Clyde Porterfield, both of Mill Run.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, July 23, 1988

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Sarah D. PORTERFIELD (1930-1995)

Sarah D. Porterfield

   Sarah D. Porterfield, 65, of Normalville, R.D. 1, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 1995, at her home. She was born Jan. 12, 1930, in Springfield Township, a daughter of the late Bruce Edward and Henrietta Basinger Donaldson. She is survived by two sons, Floyd N. Jr. of Dawson and Kevin of Pittsburgh; two daughters, Karen Richter of Vanderbilt and Michele Porterfield of Connellsville; five grandchildren, Colleen, Vicki and Travis Porterfield, Trevor Burkholder and Shane Brocco; two great- grandchildren, Darrin Ohler and Corissa Budd; two brothers, Bruce Edward Donaldson of Dunbar and Harold Donaldson of Mill Run; and two sisters, Daisy Fitzpatrick of Baltimore, Md., and Margaret Geary of Champion. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Floyd N. Porterfield in 1973; a grandson, Brandon Porterfield; and a brother, Jasper Donaldson. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., Route 711, Melcroft, where services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the Normalville Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1995

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Shirley McMahen PORTERFIELD ( -1997)

Shirley Porterfield

   Shirley McMahen Porterfield, 61, of Southwest and a native of Unity Township died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, in her home. She is survived by her mother, Blanche Bollinger McMahen of Greensburg R.D. 5; her husband, Dr. Dale L. Porterfield; children: Jay and Cheryl Porterfield of Mount Pleasant, Duane and Danielle Porterfield of Florida, Kevin and Cindy Porterfield of Richmond, Va.; a foster son, Kevin Adomick of Mount Pleasant; nine grandchildren; and two brothers: Daryl McMahen of Greensburg R.D., Pa., and Melvin McMahen of Tennessee. Friends will be received at the Jay A. Hoffer Funeral Home, Norvelt, today and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional viewing will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 29, in Community Church of Hecla from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1997

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Virginia ‘Mae’ Johnston PORTERFIELD (1924-2007)

   Virginia "Mae" Johnston Porterfield, 82, of Normalville, Fayette County, a., died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, in Eicher's Family Home, Normalville. She was born April 27, 1924, in Normalville, a daughter of the late Jesse and Ada Johnson Johnston. Mae was a longtime resident of Normalville. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a housekeeping supervisor for Seven Springs Resort, in Champion. She was a member of the Melcroft Assembly of God Church. Mae is survived by her loving daughters, Carla Trimble, of San Diego, Ca., and Tami Porterfield, of Normalville; a stepson, Francis R. Hensel and wife, Mary, of Mill Run, Fayette County, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and her ex- husband, Robert M. Porterfield, of Mill Run. Mae was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, Mae was predeceased by two daughters, Barbara and Donna Porterfield; two sisters, Hilda Marie "Susie" Bungard and Helen Ruth Lawson; and three brothers, Robert Johnston and Charles, and Harold Homer. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, Fayette County, Pa., where a Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, with Pastor Timothy Bunney, officiating. A Committal Service and Interment will follow in the Normalville Cemetery, Normalville.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, March 22, 2007

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James V. POTESTE ( -1996)

James V. Poteste

   James V. Poteste, 82, of Greensburg, Pa., and a native of Fairmont, W.Va., died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1996, in Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township, Pa. He is survived by three children: Robert J. Poteste of Irwin, Margaret Poteste DelVecchio and Linda Poteste Kundrod, both of Greensburg; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers: Vincent Poteste of Irwin, Pat Poteste of New Mexico, and Paul Poteste of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitation. Private services and interment are under direction of Leo M. Bacha Funeral home Inc., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1996

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Amos POTTER (1807-1890)

POTTER — Amos Potter, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Wharton township, died at the residence of his son- in-law, Andrew Howard, at Beaver Falls, on January 20th. Mr. Potter was born in Wharton township in 1807, and was 82 years old at the time of his death. He had resided there all of his life. He was one of nature’s noblemen. He was noted for his honesty, industry, intelligence and total abstinence from the use of intoxicating liquors and tobacco in all its forms. He was a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church nearly all his life. His funeral took place on Saturday at Mt. Washington cemetery. Services were conducted by Rev. John Waters, of Uniontown, assisted by Rev. Johnson, of Ohiopyle. Mr. Potter was married in early life to Miss Elizabeth Lamsey. They had four children, three sons and one daughter. The daughter, Mrs. Andrew Howard, and her aged mother are the only surviving members of the family. No man e3ver lived in Fayette county more respected by his neighbors than Amos Potter.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, February 7, 1890, page 8, column 2

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Pvt. Elmer J. POTTER StonePhoto  ( -1918)

ELMER POTTER
FALLS VICTIM
OF PNEUMONIA

Was Employed as Machinist at B & O Shops Before Going to France

SCOTTDALE BOY KILLED

Harry A. Barnum Had Been Previously Reported Among the Serverely
Wounded; Andrew Clausner Another Among the Americans Wounded

   Mrs. Sarah Potter, of Highland avenue, received word this morning that her son, Elmer Potter, died of pneumonia in France on September 9 and was buried on the following day.

   Young Potter was a machinist at the Baltimore & Ohio shops previous to entering the service. He left here on May 20 for Camp Lee, Petersburg, Va.

   A second message today from the War Department carried news that Private Harry A. Barnum, of Scottdale, previously reported severely wounded had been killed in action. The message came to the young man's aunt, Mrs. Jefferson Freeman, Spring street, Scottdale. Barnum's mother, Mrs. Hattie Deemer, lives at Wyano, Westmorland county. Barnum was superintendent for a lumber company in the state of Washington when he entered the service.

   Sergeant Andrew Clausner, a member of Company E, Mount Pleasant, was severely wounded in action on August 16, his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Frank Clausner of Buckeye, having been notified by the War Department this morning.

   The wounded soldier when leaving with his company for Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga., was a corporal, receiving his promotion to sergeant later. He saw service on the Mexican border.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, September 28, 1918, page 1, column 5


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

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

Other soldiers are listed before and after.

   Private Elmer J. Potter, son of Mrs. Sarah Potter of Highland avenue, died September 9, 1918, of pneumonia at a base hospital in France. He was a member of the 148th Machine Gun Training Battalion at the time he was taken ill. The body was buried at Blois, according to word received by the mother. The picture shown here- with was taken before he left for camp. There is no good likeness of him in uniform of which the mother has knowledge. If one is in existence she would greatly appreciate a copy.


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

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Alfred Leo POTTHOFF (1902-1974)

ALFRED L. POTTHOFF

   Alfred Leo Potthoff, 71, of 220 Oglevee Lane, Connellsville, died early Sunday morning at his home. He was born Sept. 6, 1902, at Latrobe, a son of the late John and Anna Hankey Potthoff. He was a retired residential and farm sales representative in Laurel Division of West Penn Power Company. He was a member of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, its Holy Name Society and the Knights of St. George, Latrobe Branch. He is survived by his wife, Rosella Fisher Potthoff; three brothers, Vincent of Greensburg, Carl and Jack, both of Latrobe, and two sisters, Regina Potthoff and Mrs. Anna Mary Zink of Latrobe.


POTTHOFF — Friends of Alfred Leo Potthoff of 220 Oglevee Lane, Connellsville, who died Sunday, April 21, 1974, will be received at the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home, 418 N. Pittsburg St., after 7 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday. The family will receive friends there from 7 to 10 p.m. today and 3 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Friends will be received at the R. W. Pell Funeral Home, Latrobe, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Mass of the resurrection will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Church, Latrobe, with Msgr. James O. D. Hanlin as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Vincent Cemetery, Latrobe. Parish Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today in the Fink Funeral Home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 22, 1974, page 4 columns 5 & 6

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bullet John POUNDSTONE died in 1861. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

On the 25th of February, 1861, at his residence in German township, Fayette county, Pa., Mr. JOHN POUNDSTONE, in the 71st year of his age.
He was an honest, industrious, upright citizen, and had enjoyed good health until about one year since, during which time he was a great sufferer; but we trust that his afflictions were sanctified to his spiritual well being, as his thoughts and mind were turned to spiritual and Heavenly things, and he has left behind him the testimony that he had gone to be with his blessed Savior.  He has left a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn their loss, but let them not mourn as those who have no hope, but take Christ for their all, and be prepared to meet him where partings shall be no more.    J.A.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown. Feb. 28, 1861.


Nancy L. POUNDSTONE ( -1923)

NANCY L. POUNDSTONE

   Mrs. Nancy L. Poundstone, aged 90 years, wife of the late John Henry Poundstone, died at the home of her son, Ewing B. Poundstone, at Halsingor, Tuesday, March 13, 1923, at noon from an attack of grip which developed into pneumonia. She was a daughter of the late David and Mary Coffman and had lived her entire life in German township. She is survived by three sons, A. J., Ewing B., and David Walter Poundstone, all of Balsinger, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock from the home of Ewing B. Poundstone, followed by interment in Church Hill cemetery.


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

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bullet Nicholas POUNDSTONE died in 1864. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

POUNDSTONE—On the morning of the 24th ult., in Nicholson tp., Mrs. Nicholas Poundstone, in the 92nd year of her age.
The deceased had been for a number of years the only surviving member of the German Reformed Congregation that worshiped many years ago, unitedly, with the Ev. Lutheran Congregation in the old log (St. James') church, (known as the "Dutch Meeting House" by the common people) predecessor to the Jacob's English Ev. Lutheran church of German township.
Mother Poundstone's christian character was unexceptionable and her devotion to the cause of Christ steadily increased to the Evening of her days.  Her mind and memory were unusually strong and clear.  A few days before her demise, on the last visit of her spiritual counselor, she gave him the 5th verse of the 31st Psalm as an expression of her feelings and as a text from which she desired him to preach her funeral service—thus showing her strong faith and confidence in her Redeemer.  She rests from her labors and her works do follow her.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Feb. 11, 1864.