Fayette County Genealogy Project

Obituaries


Albert E. BLACKA (1883-1974)

ALBERT E. BLACKA

   Albert E. Blacka, 90, of 28 High St., Dunbar, died at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday in his home after a lingering illness. He was born Oct. 12, 1883, in Dunbar, a son of the late William d. and Barbara Wilkinson Blacka. He was a life-long resident of Dunbar and a member of Franklin Memorial United Methodist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Herman (Harriet) Carr of Bethelboro, Mrs. Albert (Polly) Herman at home and Mrs. Charles (Alva) McGivern of Ambridge; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a niece who was reared by the Blackas, Thelma Wilhelm of Springdale. He was predeceased by his wife, Blanche Cole Blacka, three brothers and one sister.


BLACKA— Friends of Albert E. Blacka, Dunbar, who died Tuesday, September 17, 1974, will be received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, from 7 to 9 p.m. today, 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and noon until 2 p.m. Friday, the hour of the service at the Franklin memorial Methodist Church with the Rev. Gerald Michael officiating. Interment will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, September 18, 1974, page 4, columns 5 & 6

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Blanche BLACKA Stone  (1880-1965)

BLACKA, BLANCHE— Age 84 years, died suddenly Tuesday, September 28, 1965 in her home, High St., Dunbar. She was born October 20, 1880, in Fairchance and was the daughter of the late William and Mary Jane Sullivan Cole. She was a member of the Franklin Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Albert: three daughters, Mrs. Herman (Harriet) Carr of Bethelboro, Mrs. Albert (Polly) Herman of Dunbar and Mrs. Charles (Elva) McGivern of Ambridge; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Matthews of Uniontown and Mrs. Flora Minerd of Dunbar; one brother, James Cole of Republic and a niece whom she raised, Mrs. Thelma Wilhelm of Springdale. Friends will be received in the late home, High Street, Dunbar, after 1 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Friday. Services will be held in the Franklin Methodist Church on Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ellsworth Crispens officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar, under the direction of the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, September 29, 1965, page 28, column 7

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Edith L. BLACKA (1914-1971)

Car Plunges Into Creek At Pitt Gas

   A Clarksville woman is dead due to accidental drowning in Ten Mile Creek near Pitt Gas at 12:30 yesterday. Pronounced dead at the scene was 55-year-old Edith Blacka. Washington County Coroner, Farrell Jackson said Mrs. Blacka died of "asphyxiation by drowning." In addition, Mr. Jackson said the victim had suffered a broken nose. She was reportedly dazed and dizzy when she made an effort to leave the car she was driving after it left the roadway and went into the creek. Another car driven by 18-year old, Laonza Lawyer of New Salem came upon the scene a short time after the mishap occurred. He said Mrs. Blacka was sitting on the fender of the car calling for help. However, Lawyer, said before he could reach the victim, she had pushed herself away from the car and fell into the icy water hitting her head on several stones. Fredericktown fireman conducted a brief search and found the body in five feet of water about five feet from the auto. East Bethlehem police are conducting an investigation.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 25, 1971, page 1, column 8


Woman Dies As Car
Plunges Into Creek

   A car plunged into ice-covered Ten Mile Creek, near Clarksville in East Bethlehem Twp., yesterday at noon, and the driver, Mrs. Edith L. Blacka, 56, of Clarksville, drowned in chest-high water. Authorities said her body was recovered about 1 p.m., less than half an hour after the accident happened. Washington County Coroner Farrell Jackson said Mrs. Blacka was driving south on the Clarksville-Millsboro Rd., bordering Ten Mile Creek, when her car went out of control. The vehicle dropped over a 10-foot embankment and crashed through the ice below. East Bethlehem Twp. Patrolman Frank Hagyari said only the front end of the car was submerged. Mrs. Blacka apparently tried to get out of the car but collapsed and slid under the ice through the break made by the car. Another motorist, Alonzo Lawyer, 18, of New Salem, witnessed the accident and heard the victim’s cries for help. But he was unable to reach her before she slipped under the ice. Firemen from Fredericktown and Clarksville assisted in the search for the body.

   Mrs. Blacka’s husband, William, was killed in the Dec. 6, 1962, Robena Mine disaster. She is survived by two daughters. Mrs. Blacka was born in Uniontown, Oct. 23, 1914, a daughter of Madolyn McCormick George of Clarksville and late Oscar George. Her father was a well-known area sandlot baseball pitcher known as “Lefty” George.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 25, 1971, page 6, columns 6&7

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Eva Marie BLACKA ( -1912)

BABY TAKES SUGAR COATED TABLETS;
THEY CONTAIN STRYCHNINE AND DEATH
RESULTS WITHIN SHORT TIME AFTERWARDS

Little Eva Marie Blacka, Aged 2 years, Swallows Poiosn [Poison]
– Father Discovers Distressing Accident Too Late to Prevent
Fatal Consequences – Death Comes While Physician is Trying to
Save Life.

   Swallowing practically the entire contents of a bag of sugar coated strychnine tablets, Eva Marie Blacka, the two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blacka of Haas avenue died a short time afterwards this morning. The little girl found the box of tablets on a stand in the bedroom. Mr. Blacka, a fireman employed by the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, had just returned from his run. He noticed that the child had been eating something and an instant later discovered that the box had been emptied of all but three or four of the strychnine pellets. The child was taken to the office of Dr. J. D. Jackson on East Main street and antidotes were given, but all efforts to counteract the effects of the deadly poison proved futile. Dr. Jackson stated that the child was near death by the time it reached his office. The baby died about 20 minutes after it had been carried into Dr. Jackson’s office. The body was removed to the Haas avenue home by Funeral Director J. R. Foltz. No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, May 22, 1912, page 1, column 3

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Margaret Rechard BLACKA (1896-1975)

BLACKA, MARGARET RECHARD— Age 78 years of Niles, Ohio and formerly of Fayette City, Pa. died Friday, May 16, 1975 at the Shepherd of the Valley Nursing Home, Niles, Ohio. She was born in Wharton Twp., Fayette County, Pa., on August 8, 1896, the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Martha J. (Beerbower) Reckard. She was a member of the Fayette City United Methodist Church. Surviving are one son, Robert Blacka, Perryopolis, Pa., one daughter, Mrs. Chester (Mildred) Myers, Niles, Ohio; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Roy (Mable) Sponsler, R.D. 4, Uniontown, Pa. Friends are being received in the Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home, Fayette City where services will be held today at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Frank B. Garlathy officiating. Interment in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Fayette City.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 19, 1975, page 41, column 6

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Mary F. BLACKA ( -1925)

MRS. MARY F BLACKA---Aged 77 years died at the home of her nephew, William J McGregor, of near Shady Grove, Friday morning, February 27, 1925, at 2:30 o’clock from infirmities of age following a short illness. Deceased is the widow of the late William D Blacka, a veteran of the Civil War, who died on October 30, 1918. She is survived by the following brothers and sister; James L and William H Lowry, both of Cove Run, Mrs. Jonah Hughes, of Tucker Run, Dunbar Township. Interment will be in the Percy Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, February 28, 1925

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William B. BLACKA Stone  (1844-1918)

   William B. Blacka, 71 years old, a veteran of the Civil War, died Wednesday evening at his home at Pechin on pneumonia. The funeral will be from the house Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. D. E. Minerd of Dunbar will officiate. Mr. Blacka was a member of the Willaim F. Kurtz Post No. 104, Grand Army of the Republic, of Connellsville and was widely and favorably known at Pechin and vicinity. He is survived by his widow, three children, Samuel and Alfred Blacka and Mrs. Ella Kelly, and one sister, Miss Anna Blacka, all of Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, October 31, 1918, page 2, column 3

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William Joseph BLACKA ( -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

W. J. BLACKA

   William Joseph Blacka, 49, of Clarksville, a graduate of East Bethlehem Township High School with the Class of 1932, was a mining engineer with 23 years of service with U. S. Steel Co. He was a member of the Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church of Clarksville, I.O.O.F. Lodge and F. & A.M. Blue Lodge of Uniontown, Scottish Rite of Pittsburgh and Uniontown Tall Cedars of Lebanon, and was a former president of the Uniontown Rotary Club. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Edith George Blacka; two daughters, Sandra Lee and Lynne Kay; a brother, David of Greensburg and two sisters. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Burkus funeral home, Milsboro, with the Rev. John Sharp officiating. Interment will be in Greene County Memorial Park.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, December 12, 1962, page 2, column 3

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bullet Emma M. BLACKBURN died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

EMMA M. BLACKBURN
Mrs. Emma M. Blackburn, 65, widow of James E. Blackburn, 603 West Ninth street, Wilmington, Del., died Wednesday morning at her home after an illness of several weeks.
Surviving are one son, K. Wyle Blackburn and two daughters, Mrs. Martha Richman and Mrs. Margaret Jackson and two grandchildren, all of Wilmington.
Albert Nabors of Uniontown, a brother, also survives.
Mrs. Blackburn was a native of Uniontown, leaving here about 25 years ago.

Estella BLACKBURN (1906-1994)

Estella Blackburn, formerly of Mt. Pleasant

   Estella Carroll ‘Rusty’ Blackburn, 88, of Greensburg, formerly of Mount Pleasant, died Monday, Oct. 3, 1994, at Integrated Health Services at Mountain View, her residence. She was born June 22, 1906, in Ligonier, a daughter of the late Francis and Estella B. Walters Carroll. She was a resident of Mount Pleasant since 1926. She was a retired schoolteacher for the Mount Pleasant Area School District, where she taught for more than 30 years in the elementary schools and later the junior high school. She was a graduate of California State Teachers College and received her master’s degree from University of Pittsburgh. She was very active in civic and cultural affairs in the Mount Pleasant area, having been the first charter member of the Mount Pleasant Women’s Club. She also was a member and former president of the Mount Pleasant Library Board of Directors. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Mount Pleasant. Surviving are a niece, Guyla S. Ponomareff of LaFayette, Calif.; a great-nephew and two great-nieces. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. John S. Blackburn (1977); and two sisters, Margaretta C. Dillon and Elizabeth Woodward.


BLACKBURN— Estella Carroll ‘Rusty’ Blackburn of Greensburg, formerly of Mount Pleasant, died Monday, Oct. 3, 1994. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mount Pleasant, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. William Chittester officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, October 1994

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bullet Martha Jane BLACKBURN died in 1901. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

BLACKBURN, MARTHA JANE

The funeral of Mrs. Martha Jane BLACKBURN took place this afternoon from her late residence on Prospect street.  The services were conducted by Rev. T. F. Pershing of the Methodist Episcopal church, Uniontown.  The pall bearers who were all member of the Masonic lodge were Henry GOLDSMITH, J. C. LYTLE, James A. ZIMMERMAN, J. W. McCLAREN, John MESTREZAT and J. W. STOUFFER.  The interment was in Chestnut Hill cemetery. 
Standard   3-14-1901


bullet Mary BLACKBURN died in 1879. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(29)

The Keystone Courier
August 8, 1879
Page 3, Column 7
DIED.
BLACKBURN.-On Monday, the 4th inst., Mary, infant daughter of Lowman Blackburn, aged 8 months. Cholera infantum.


Diana BLACKFORD ( -1916)

  MRS.JAMES BLACKFORD— Mrs. Diana Blackford, 78 years old and the wife of James Blackford of Nicholson township, died Thursday at her home after an illness of some weeks. Mrs. Blackford was Diana Ross, a member of the well known Ross family of Nicholson township. In addition to her husband she is survived by four children, Mrs. George Leckrone of Masontown; Mrs. Robert Hustead at home, Ross Blackford of Brownsville and Alvin Blackford of Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday in St. Jacob's Lutheran church, Rev. D. D. Miller officiating, and interment will be made in the cemetery nearby.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 28, 1916, page 5

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bullet M. L. BLACKFORD died in 1864. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

BLACKFORD—In a hospital near Washington, July 16, 1864, of a wound in the knee, received near Petersburg, on the 17th of June M. L. Blackford, aged 17 years, 10 months and 14 days.
The deceased belonged to the 2d Brg. Penna. Vols. He was the youngest of the family, and was the comfort of his parents in their old age, and greatly missed, too, by his brothers and sisters; for he was so lively, and his home is very lonely, for he left but one sister there. As a young man he was respected by all who knew him, for he loved sport, but his sport ___ and his ___ are ended here—he has fought the fight we all have to fight. His nurse said he bore his sufferings with patience, and seemed to have made his peace with his God. As a soldier he was brave, After he was wounded he ran about fifty yards before he fell , and two of his comrades supported him to his tent. He did not seem sick until on his way to the hospital, the ___ being so hot that when his comrades __te_ed around he was nearly exhausted. They carried him to the shade and gave him some water and he revived and talked and laughed as usual (?) for he always was so lively that whenever he could talk, whether he felt able or not he would. He never complained of his lot. Let it be ever so hard, but he would always say to the rest of us, when at home "what is the use to complain? That won't help us any" and as he died, with no friend to close his eyes, or even speak one word of comfort to him in his last hours, but if he was prepared, and we prepare, we will meet him again in a world where parting is no more.
He hung his harp on a willow tree,
And off to this war would go.
His peaceful home was no joy to him,
But the battle field was his pain,
But we hope to meet on Canaan's shore
Where parting will be no more.
Slowly and sadly they laid him down,
From the field of his fame fresh and ___.
They carved not a ___, and they raised not a stone.
But left him alone with his glory.

The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown. Aug. 18, 1864.


Mollie Dixon BLACKFORD ( -1891)

  BLACKFORD— Mrs. Mollie (Dixon)wife of Frank Blackford, died of dropsy at their home in South Union township, Tuesday Sept. 22, 1891, aged 29 years. The deceased was the loving and much beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dixon of South Union, and leaves her husband and one child. Funeral today at 2 o'clock p. m. Interment in Oak Grove.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, September 24, 1891

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Sarah A BLACKFORD ( -1923)

Mrs. Sarah Ann Blackford, aged 89 years, three months and 12 days, died at her home on Locust street, Monday evening, February 19, 1928, at 9:30 o'clock, from pneumonia, following a 13 days illness. She is survived by two sons, Frank L., and John M. Blackford, and one daughter, Mrs. John T. Miller. Three sisters, Mrs. Calvin Inks, Mrs. William Bloom, and Mrs. Mary Rockwell, also survive. Funeral services, the time to be announced later, will be held from the home of the deceased's grandson, Harry B. Blackford, 216 Connellsville street.


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

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Chief BLACKHOOF ( -1831)

DIED

   At Wapaghkonnetta, about the 1st inst. BLACKHOOF, one of the chiefs of the Showonese tribe of Indians, aged about 114 years. He was well known throughout the western country as a formidable enemy in war, although the latter part of his war faring life was devoted to the American cause. He was at Harmer St. Clair and Crawford’s defeats, and perhaps, was at the time of his death, the last man living who was in Braddock’s defeat.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, November 21, 1831, Vol. III, No. 152, page 2, column 5

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Carrie A. Sadler BLACKSTONE Stone  (1870-1942)

MRS. CARRIE BLACKSTONE

   Mrs. Carrie A. Sadler Blackstone, 72 years old, widow of George S. Blackstone, died at 11:40 o’clock Monday night at the home of Mrs. Robert Hostetler of 710 Snyder street. She had been ill for about 11 weeks. Born in Connellsville January 30, 1870, a daughter of the late Henry E. and Rosetta Strawn Sadler, she had resided in and near this community all her life. She was married October 31, 1888 to Mr. Blackstone and the couple went housekeeping along the Springfield Pike just outside the city limits. After the death of Mr. Blackstone September 26, 1936, Mrs. Blackstone made her home with a sister-in-law, Miss Nannie B. Blackstone of Snyderstown until a couple of years ago when she moved to the Hostetler residence. Mrs. Blackstone was a member of the First Christian Church and belonged to the Martha Norton Bible Class and the Women’s Missionary Society. Surviving are a son, P. B. Blackstone of this city, her sister-in-law, Miss Nannie Blackstone and one granddaughter. The body was removed to the home of her son, at 506 East Murphy avenue, this afternoon where it will lie in state until 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon when a funeral service will be conducted. Rev. Merrill L. Caldwell, pastor of the First Christian Church, will officiate. Burial will be made in Hill Grove Cemetery in charge of Funeral Director Charles A. McCormick.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, April 14, 1942, page 2, column 4

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George S. BLACKSTONE Stone  (1864-1936)

George S. Blackstone
Dies; Funeral Will
Be Held Tomorrow

   George S. Blackstone, 72 years old, well-known citizen of the community, died Saturday at 9:15 o’clock at his home along the Springfield pike. He had been ill for a considerable time, suffering from a complication of ailments. Mr. Blackstone was born in Dunbar township, March 20, 1864, a son of the late Henry and Margaret Snyder Blackstone. Always a Republican, he served on the school board of Connellsville township for many years. For quite a number of years he followed farming, and general contracting, always being interested in horses. Besides his wife, Carrie Sadler Blackstone, he is survived by one sister, Miss Nannie B. Blackstone a son, Paul B. Blackstone, and one grandchild, Olive Louise Blackstone. The funeral service will be on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home, with Rev. Charles H. Bloom, pastor of the Christian Church, officiating. Interment will be in Hill Grove Cemetery. Friends are asked to omit flowers.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, September 28, 1936, page 1, column 2


BLACKSTONE SERVICE

   The funeral service for George S. Blackstone was held at his late home on the Springfield pike Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. Charles H. Bloom, pastor of the Christian Church, officiating. Mrs. Martha Charlesworth sang “Sometime We’ll Understand.” Pallbearers were John D. Frisbee, Harry Geary, C. E. Shipley and George Martin. Floral tributes were appropriate and beautiful.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, October 1, 1936, page 6, column 3

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Harold C. BLADES ( -1962)

BLADES FUNERAL

   The funeral service will be held Monday in Tyrone for Harold C. Blades, 53, of Dawson, who died Thursday evening. The body will be in the Landymore funeral home at Dawson until noon Monday when it will be removed to the Tyrone Presbyterian Church to lie in state until the 2 p.m. service in charge of the Rev. Charles R. Eble, assisted by Wendell Harford. Burial will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park. Blades, an officer clerk on the Pennsylvania Turnpike at New Stanton, died in Connellsville State General Hospital after a brief illness. A son of the late Charles and Rebecca Hall Blades, he was a member and an elder of the Tyrone Presbyterian Church and a member of Vanderbilt Juniors. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Isabelle Herrington Blades; three daughters, Myrna and Joanne at home and Mrs. David (Lois) Keffer of Barston, Calif.; a son, Gilbert, at home; a sister, Mrs. Laura Dingfilder of Pittsburgh, and two brothers, harry of Cumberland, Md., and Hobert of Somerset.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, January 13, 1962, page 2, column 4

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Elizabeth BLAINE (1923-1996)

Elizabeth Blaine

   Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Blaine, 73, of Mount Pleasant, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, at her residence. She was born Sept. 23, 1923, in Mount Pleasant, a daughter of the late Frank P. and Anna Benko Kattera. She was a homemaker, a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran church of Mount Pleasant, and a graduate of the former East Huntingdown Township High School, with the class of 1942. She was an active member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 3368 and a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 446. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, James G. Blaine, in 1985. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce E. Thomas of Mount Pleasant; a granddaughter, Jennifer L. Thomas; four brothers, her twin Vincent r. Kattera and wife Maxine, of Harrisburg, Edward P. Kattera and wife Lillian, of Tarrs, Richard A. Kattera and wife Marcella, of Mount Pleasant, and John E. Kattera of Connellsville; and a sister, Mary Ann Miller and her husband, James, of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 4. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mount Pleasant, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Dale Dickerson officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The [rest of article missing]…


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1996

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Arthur C. BLAIR ( -1895)

   Arthur, the 8 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Blair, died on Tuesday night, June 4th, after being ill but a few hours with spinal meningitis. The remains were interred in the Flatwoods cemetery, Thursday. Arthur was a bright little boy for his age, and was a favorite here. The parents have the sincere sympathy of the community.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, June 7, 1895, page 8, column 2

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Christina BLAIR (1834-1886)

BLAIR

   Christina, wife of James Blair, died at her residence near Flatwoods, Friday evening, August 27, 1896, aged about 76 years. The deceased was a consistent member of the Flatwoods Baptist church since its organization in 1834. Her earnest christian life made her beloved by all who knew her. Throughout her whole life she seemed to care more for the welfare of others than for herself, and thus gave a practical application to the words of the Apostle, “Let no one seek his own, but every one another’s good,” (1 cor. 10 24.) After appropriate services Sunday afternoon, her remains were laid to rest in the Flatwoods cemetery. The family have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.    M.


The Republican Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 2, 1886, page 4, column 3

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Christopher BLAIR ( -1914)

CHRISTOPHER BLAIR

   Flatwoods, April 15— Christopher Blair, aged 67, died Monday evening at his home near this place. He was bedfast several weeks with hardening of the arteries and paralysis. He was one of the deacons of the Flatwoods Baptist church. His widow, Mrs. Anna McKee Blair, second wife of the deceased, and one son, Bert, survive. Funeral services Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Flatwoods Baptist church. Interment in the church cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 15, 1914, page 5, column 3

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Grace L. Gilmore BLAIRPhoto  ( -2012)

WEST BROWNSVILLE
Grace L. Gilmore Blair

Grace L. Gilmore Blair (nee Henderson), age 95, a recent six year resident at Adam’s Personal Care Home in West Brownsville, Pa., went to join our Lord on Saturday, July 14, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Earl and Viola Henderson. Beside her Parents, she was predeceased by her Husbands, Robert V. Gilmore Sr. and J. Matthew Blair; Son, Robert V. Gilmore Jr.; Infant Daughter, Deborah Gilmore; Great Granddaughter, Stephanie Santello; Sister, Laura Hyler; Twin sister, Emma G. Henderson; Brother, Dwight Henderson. Grace was very gifted and creative in Quilt-Making, crafts and both oil and water paints. Over the years she won numerous Blue ribbons for her scenic oil paintings at the various local county fairs. After earning her GED, Grace went on to become a Registered Licensed Practical Nurse. She also worked as an X-Ray Technician at the Old Brownsville General Hospital on Fifth Avenue. She enjoyed singing and dancing at local senior centers and enjoyed bowling in her earlier years. She will be greatly missed by her family. She is survived by four Children: Ronald J. Gilmore, Pittsburgh, Pa., Larry Gilmore and wife Arlene, Wickhaven, Pa., Sharon Barnes and her husband Ken, Mechanicsville, Virginia, Sandra Ferguson and husband Grover, Brownsville, Pa; Grandchildren: Barbara, Pamela, Diana, Deborah, Kendra, Cheryl, Jeff, Jim, Bob, Renee and Cindy; Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren; Sister, Sarah Baginsky, New Jersey. Funeral Services are private under the direction of the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa. www.skirpanfuneralhome.com


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Monday, July 16, 2012, page B3

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James BLAIR (1822-1905)

James Blair

  Flatwoods, Feb. 18.— James Blair, one of the oldest citizens of Perry township, died last night at his home, aged 83 years. He is survived by his wife. Funeral on Monday at 10 a.m. Interment in Flatwoods cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, February 18, 1905, page 4, column 4


JAMES BLAIR’S FUNERAL

Held from His Late Home at Flatwoods
on Monday

   The funeral services of the late James Blair, which we4re conducted from his late home near Flatwoods, Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, were largely attended. Rev. Jewell, pastor of the Flatwoods Baptist Church, conducted the services. Deceased was born in Fayette county, August 30, 1822, and was one of the oldest residents of Flatwoods. Death was due to the infirmities of old age. He was one of a family of fourteen children. He is survived by his widow and two brothers and two half-brothers, Obediah Blair of Fayette county, Milton Blair, Oklahoma, Christopher of Fayette county, and William of Harrison City. Two sisters, Mrs. Rhoda Piersol of Fayette county, Mrs. James Blair of Washington county, and one half- sister, Mrs. Lindley Piersol, of Bellevernon, survive him.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, February 24, 1905, page 5, column 4

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James H. BLAIR ( -1923)

JAMES H. BLAIR

   James H. Blair, only son of John and Mary Blair, died February 28, at 7 o’clock at his home near Perryopolis. He was 15 years, six months, and 11 days old. Besides his parents he is survived by his sister, Mary Blair.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, March 8, 1923, page 6, col 7

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Lulu BLAIR ( -1899)

From Flatwoods

   An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Blair was buried in the Flatwoods cemetery on Friday.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, June 20, 1899, page 1, column 1

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Luvada BLAIR (1879-1977)

MRS. LUVADA BLAIR

   Mrs. Luvada Blair, 98, of Perryopolis, died at 5 p.m. Satruday at her home. She was born June 5, 1879, in Franklin Township, a daughter of the late William and Nancy Thompson Jenkins. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Perryopolis. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Rena B. Lowther of Perryopolis; two sons, Russell J. and Herman W. Blair, both of Perryopolis, three grandsons, and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Ira Blair in December, 1954, and by two sons, H. D. Blair in February, 1936, and Ray C. Blair in November, 1938.


BLAIR— Friends of Mrs. Luvada Blair of Perryopolis who died Saturday, July 30, 1977, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Blair-Lowther Funeral Home, Perryopolis, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. C. Howard McCloy officiating. Interment in the Mount Washington Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, August 1, 1977, page 3, column 6

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bullet Nancy BLAIR died in 1880. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(29)

The Keystone Courier, Connellsville, Pa.
Friday, April 2, 1880
Page 3, column 6
Nicholson
Mrs. Nancy Blair died on Monday last and was buried in the Cedar Grove Cemetery the following day. She has been confined to her room for more than a year with cancer.


Nancy Jane Piersol BLAIR ( -1891)

BLAIR
(From our Perry Correspondent)

   Died at her home July 25, 1891, and was buried July 27th in Flatwoods cemetery, Mrs. Nancy Jane Blair, wife of C. C. Blair and daughter of John Piersol. Aged 40 years, 5 months, and 13 days. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. W. W. Hickman, and Rev. Darby, pastor of Flatwoods congregation. She was a member of the Regular Baptist church for 26 years, not only a member in name but a member in deed and thought. We know her from early childhood and can say the Lord had endowed her with more than ordinary intelligence, an amiable disposition and a beautiful form and face. But with all her goodness an Allwise Creator saw proper to remove her from earth to that grand city whose beauty no tongue can tell nor pen describe. She crossed the dark river without a fear. May her husband, son, father, brothers and sister meet in that mansion not made with hand.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 6, 1891, page 1, column 6

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Nancy Walters BLAIR ( -1974)

BLAIR, NANCY WALTERS— Age 87 years, of 100 Walnut St., Uniontown, died at her residence at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 1974, after a prolonged illness. Born at Leisenring, the daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Gilmore Garlick, she had been a resident of Uniontown for the past five years, previously residing in Smithfield for 55 years. She was predeceased by her first husband, John William Walters in 1911 and her second husband, William H. Blair in 1969. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Nellie Grimwood of Uniontown with whom she resided; two sons, Henry Oscar Walters of Masontown; Hanson George Walters of Fairchance; thirteen grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren and five great- great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Victor A. DeCarlo Funeral Home, 138 N. Gallatin Ave., today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 until 1:30 Saturday afternoon, the hour of service, with Rev. John Black officiating. Burial will follow in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 3, 1974, page 23, column 5

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Robert W. BLAIR (1934-2012)

Robert W. Blair
Connellsville

Robert W. "Bob" Blair, 77, of Connellsville, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012, in his home while being comforted by his family and partner, Jill Yakimick. Born Dec. 14, 1934, in Akron, Ohio, he was a son of the late Henry U. Blair and A. Blanche (Mack) Blair. He was a graduate of Connellsville Area High School, class of 1952, as well as Waynesburg University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting. A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the Navy from 1953 to 1957. After working in the xerographic business for many years, he founded International Communication Materials Inc. (ICMI) and retired in 1992. Bob is survived by his son, Gregg Blair; daughter, Robin McLaughlin; son-in-law, Robert McLaughlin; grandchildren, Alexandra and Brittany McLaughlin; partner, Jill Yakimick; ex-wife, Donna Blair; brother, Jack Blair and his wife, Paula; and sister, Joyce Randolph and her husband, Raymond. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Gary Todd Blair; and brother, Henry U. Blair. At our father's request, there will be no viewing, visitation or service. Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the Robert B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, 724-887-5300 / www.fergusonfunerals.com. Remembrances may be made in his honor to: Medi-Home Hospice, 109 Crossroads Road, No. 110, Scottdale, PA 15683 for its continuing support and excellent care of our dad and his family during this difficult time.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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Susanna McKee BLAIR (1858-1925)

MRS. ANNA M. BLAIR

   Mrs. Anna McKee Blair, widow of Christopher Blair and a daughter of the late Finley and Elizabeth McKee of Franklin township, died suddenly of apoplexy at her home at Perryopolis at 11:30 o’clock Thursday night. She had gone to bed in her usual. Soon afterward she complained of a severe pain in her head and in a few minutes was dead. Mrs. Blair was born in Franklin township on May 12, 1858. She was married to Mr. Blair, of Perry township July 25, 1896, and they resided on the Blair farm until after his death in 1914. In September of 1915, she removed to Perryopolis. Mrs. Blair united with the old Laurel Hill Presbyterian church in her girlhood. Her membership was transferred to the Franklin Presbyterian church. Surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Rev. C. L. McKee, Washington, Pa.; Rev. Dr. William McKee, Monongahela; J. S. McKee, Ada, O., formerly of Connellsville; Mrs. James Haren, Smock, and Miss Mary W. McKee, of Perryopolis. There is also a stepson, Belt Blair, of Somerset. There are a number of niece, and nephews. Mrs. Blair and Miss McKee had made their home at Perryopolis, 14 years. The funeral service will be conducted at the late home on Monday at 2 o’clock, in charge of Rev. E. J. Knepshield of Redstone, assisted by Rev. S. W. Bryan and Rev. Percy Davis of Perryopolis. Burial will be in the family lot in Rehobeth cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, May 2, 1925, page 6, column 1

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Alice Pearl Snowdon BLAKE (1921-2008)

Alice Pearl Snowdon Blake, age 86, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died peacefully in Mount Saint Macrina Manor, in Uniontown, on Monday, April 14, 2008. She was born April 30, 1921. Alice loved working bingo at the General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103, in Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa., where she was a past officer for the Ladies Auxiliary. She formerly worked at the now former Benson's Men's Clothing Store on Main Street, in Uniontown, and retired from the Uniontown Area High School Cafeteria staff. Alice was very devoted to her favorite pet, "Peppy".

She was the last surviving family member. Preceding her in death were her parents, Roy Snowdon and Goldie Garnet Leith Snowdon, her husband, Charles L. Blake, also four brothers and eight sisters.

Surviving are a special nephew whom she raised as a son, Maurice E. "Buddy" Snowdon and his wife, Janet, of Uniontown, Pa.; three granddaughters: Jamie Snowdon-Hibbs and her husband, Scott Hibbs, Jacquelyn Snowdon Scalese and Janet Snowdon-Adamsky; five great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mount Vernon Avenue, in Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday, April 16, 2008, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service, with Rev. William D. Rodahaver, officiating. Private interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, in Uniontown.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, April 15, 2008

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Barton P. BLAKE (1959-2013)

   Barton P. Blake, 53, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away on March 24, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterian-Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born in Uniontown, Pa. on June 8, 1959, the son of the late Harry W. and Muriel L. (Veatch) Blake. He was a graduate of Uniontown High School, Class of 1978 and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Before retiring, he was employed as salesman for the PA State Liquor Stores. Left to cherish his memory are his son, Brandon Blake, Uniontown, Pa. and Brandon's mother, Jeannie (Krifko) Blake; brothers: Harry R. Blake, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Brent Blake and wife, Nancy, Uniontown, Pa. and Gilbert A. Blake and wife, Eileen, Pittsburgh, Pa. and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH, JR. FUNERAL HOME, 7 River Ave., Masontown, Pa. Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday until 10:00 a.m., the hour of service, in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Randy Byers officiating. Interment at National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2013, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Elsa L. Wist BLAKE ( -2003)

Elsa L. Wist Blake, 83, who was born in Bentleyville, Pa., the former owner of an insurance agency in the Washington, D.C. area for many years, died Monday, April 21, 2003 in Washington, D.C. She is survived by nieces: Amy S. Cunningham of Greensburg, Pa., Allyson J. Burnett of Houston, Texas, Shirley A. Lambert of Chesapeake, Virginia, and Brenna Wist; nephews: Douglas Wist, Duane Wist, David Wist, Richard Wist, and Dennis Wist; and a cousin, Edward Salenske of Jeannette R. D. 1, Pa.

There was no public visitation. Service was held Saturday, April 26, in Brush Creek Cemetery under direction of the Kepple-Graft Funeral Home Inc., 542 North Main Street, Greensburg, Pa.


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

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Harry W. BLAKE (1915-2010)

Harry W. Blake, age 95 years, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania passed away Sunday, August 29, 2010 at his home. He was born January 22, 1915 in Menallen Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania the son of Newton I. Blake and Sarah (Williams) Blake. Harry was a veteran of World War II who served with the United States Army in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. He received the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and numerous other service medals. He was a retired employee from Menallen Coal and Coke. Harry was a member of the United Mine Workers of America District No. 2, the General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103 in Hopwood, Pennsylvania and Hutchinson Sportsmen's Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Muriel (Veatch) Blake; two brothers and six sisters. He is survived by four sons: Harry R. Blake of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Brent Blake and wife Nancy of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Gilbert Blake and his wife Eileen of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, Barton Blake and Jennifer Christopher of Uniontown, Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, September 1, until 11 a.m. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pennsylvania. General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103 of Hopwood will conduct Military Rites at graveside.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Monday, August 30, 2010

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Infant BLAKE ( -1935)

INFANT BLAKE

   Brief funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sapper Blake, of Uniontown, R.D. 3, who died in the Uniontown Hospital, May 9, 1935, will be solemnized at 2 o’clock this afternoon in the J. Harry Johnston & Sons mortuary chapel. Burial will be at Sandy Hill.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, May 11, 1935, page 5, column 2

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John Sapper BLAKE Stone  (1901-1956)

JOHN SAPPER BLAKE

John Sapper Blake, 54, died at his home on the Old Connellsville-Uniontown Road Thursday. He leaves a son, George H. of Uniontown; three daughters, Mrs. Virginia Warde, Mrs. Nancy Solomon and Mrs. Kathryn Crutchman of Uniontown; a brother Elmer Blake; a sister Mrs. Marie Gribble of Uniontown and five grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Johnston Funeral Home, at Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, May 26, 1956, page 2, column 5

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

Raymond Blaker, aged 18 years, died at his home near Carmichaels, Tuesday, November 20, 1934, at 10:30 p.m., following a 16 months' illness of complications.
Raymond was the son of the late John E. Blaker who died five years ago, and Mrs. Belle Montgomery Blaker, who together with the following brothers and sisters survive: Mrs. Mary Myers of Carmichaels; Theodore, Clarence and Marie, at home.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. J. Shotts of the Fordyce Methodist Protestant church. Burial will be in the Muddy Creek cemetery.
(Newspaper dated November 22, 1934)


bullet Emmet Louis BLANC obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)

Following a brief illness, Emmet Louis Blanc, aged two years, died at 11 o'clock Thursday night in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Blanc, House 69, Lambert.
In addition to his parents, the child is survived by two sisters, Nell Anna and Theresa, at home, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Dobberstine.
The body was removed Friday afternoon from the Sangston funeral parlors in McCllellandtown to the family residence.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in All Saints church, Masontown, with the Rev. Fr. Francis Kolb as celebrant.  Burial will following Redstone cemetery ???
(balance of obit is missing)
(date unknown)


Hazel V. BLANCH ( -1995)

Hazel V. Blanch

   Hazel V. Blanch, 93, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Saturday, July 8, 1995, at her home in St. Petersburg, Fla. She was born in West Middletown, Pa., and moved from this area 30 years ago. She was a homemaker and a Protestant. Survivors include a son, Robert H. and a daughter, Helen B. Popko, both of St. Petersburg; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Burial will be on Saturday, August 4, 1995 at 2 p.m., in the Unity Cemetery, Latrobe, Pa.

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July 1995

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Samuel BLANCH ( -1927)

SAMUEL BLANCH

   Samuel Blanch, aged 62, for 36 years an employee of Oliver No. 1, died Monday morning, March 7, 1927, at 3:05 at his home at Oliver. The widow, Mrs. Mary Blanch and the following children survive: Angeline, Elizabeth, Anna, Josephine, Louise, Mary, Mike, Peter, Samuel Jr., Anthony, James, Joseph and Sylvester. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock in St. John’s Roman Catholic church. Interment in Oak Grove cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 9, 1927, page 3, column 3

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bullet William H. BLANCH died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

William Henry Blanch, aged 71 years, eight months and 22 days, died at 4:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, January 22, 1935, in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Emma McGuire, 205 Avenue B, Latrobe.  Death followed an illness of complications extending over a period of several weeks.
Surviving Mr. Blanch are:  11 children, Mrs. Ellen Conroy, New Salem; Mrs. Alice Hardie, Superior; Mrs. Ada Toman, Derry; Mrs. Mary Lawson, Houston, Tex.; Thomas Blanch, Nemacolin; Henry, Toledo, O.; Sidney, Latrobe; Mrs. Marie Greene, Latrobe; Stanley Blanch, Bulger; Mrs. McGuire and James, Derry; and one sister, Mrs. Alice Pace, of Carnegie.  There are also 26 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren surviving.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Greene residence at Latrobe, by Rev. R. H. Arndt, pastor of the United Brethren church.  Burial in Unity cemetery.
(Genius - January 25, 1935)


Archie A. BLANEY (1890-1974)

BLANEY, ARCHIE A. — Age 84 years of R. D. 1, Lake Lynn, died, Wednesday, November 6, 1974 at 5:35 p.m. in the Morgan Manor Convalescent Center, Morgantown, W.Va. He was born September 26, 1890 at Cheat Neck, W. Va, the son of the late George and Elizabeth Blaney. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church of Cheat Neck, W. Va.

Surviving are his wife, Blanche Graham Blaney; two daughters, Mrs. James (Donna)Franks of Smithfield R.D. and Mrs. C. Edwin (Eleanor) Kingan of Rockville, Md.; six grand, children.

The family will receive friends in the Vance Brownfield Funeral Home, Smithfield, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 2 p.m., the hour of service, with Pastor Nelson Krute officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, November 7, 1974, page 41, column 7

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bullet Clyde BLANEY died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

CLYDE BLANEY
Clyde Blaney, second of the four Blaney boys suffering from typhoid fever, died Tuesday morning at 3:02 in Uniontown hospital, following his younger brother Paul, who succumbed to the same disease about two weeks ago.
Two other brothers, Arley and Elmer still are at the institution and their condition was reported only as fair. The four brothers have been suffering from the malady for more than a month. They are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Blaney of Springhill township, near Point Marion.
They are believed to have contracted the disease thought a member of their aunt's family, who had previously suffered but had recovered. Clyde was 16 years old
Surviving besides the parents, are the following brothers and sisters: Howard Blaney, Lake Lynn; Mrs. Pearl Minerd, Point Marion; Carl, Baltimore, Md.; Meryl, Lake Lynn, and Warren, Pauline and Arley Blaney, at home.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Oak Grove church, Morris Cross Roads. Burial in the church cemetery.
(stamped Feb 20 1935)


Eliza Ann Campbell BLANEY ( -1870)

DIED

BLANEY— On the 6th instant, at the residence of her husband, in Perry township, Eliza Ann, wife of William Blaney, and daughter of William Campbell, in the 30d year of her age.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 16, 1870, Vol. III, No. 23, page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet John H. BLANEY died in 1887. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(44)

John H. BLANEY, age 82, a most respected citizen of Perry Twp., died last Wed., February 2, 1887, buried at Flatwoods Cemetery the Friday following.  A stalwart Republican.
(Found within a set of BLANEY family Bibles, were unnamed newspaper clippings; abstracted for their genealogical value.)


Mary Catherine Darnell BLANEY (1849-1930)

MRS. W. S. BLANEY DIES AT DUNBAR HOME;
WAS IN HER 82ND YEAR

Mary Catherine Darnell Blaney, 81 years old, wife of Winfield Scott Blaney, died at her home on Speers Hill at Dunbar, on Sunday night, at 11:15 o'clock. She had been in poor health for several months. Mrs. Blaney was born on May 18, 1849, at Morgantown, WV. In 1868 she married Winfield Scott Blaney at Laurel Iron Works, WV. They then moved to Dunbar Township, Fayette Co, PA. Besides her husband she is survived by four daughters; Mrs. Jennie B Strayer, of Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. Harriet Hoover of Uniontown, Mrs. Linda Bull of Washington, D.C. and Mrs. Mary Mason of Panama, Canal Zone and one son Frank Blaney of Dunbar Township. There are 16 grandchildren. Internment will be made in the Old Blaney Cemetery near Lake Lynn in West Virginia in charge J. T. Burhans funeral director. The funeral time will be announced later.

Note: daughter of Samuel and Margery Darnell


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, December 8, 1930

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bullet Mrs. Maud BLANEY died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(9)

Mrs. Maud Blaney, aged 52 years, four months and 24 days, died at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 30, 1931, in the County Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va.
Besides her husband, Harry Blaney, of near Lake Lynn, she is survived by two children, Edna and Hoye Blaney, at home; two brothers, Mason and Charles Ryan, of near Lake Lynn; two sisters, Belle Ryan, of near Lake Lynn and Mrs. Isaac Myers of Shoaf.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(Handwritten - Herald - Oct 1, 1931)


bullet William BLANEY died in 1902. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(44)

Curfew, Aug. 18 (1902)
William BLANEY, life long resident of Perry Twp., died at his home near here at noon, Sunday, August 17, 1902.  He was 65 years old.  Leaves wife, two sons - John c. of Perry Twp., and Robert B. of Washington County.  Services conducted by Rev. W. W. Hickman assisted by Rev. J. S. Jewell.  Interment will be in Flatwoods Cemetery.
(Found within a set of BLANEY family Bibles, were unnamed newspaper clippings; abstracted for their genealogical value.)


Veronica R. BLANISH (1918-1994)

Veronica R. Blanish

   Veronica R. Herchko Blanish, 75, of Connellsville died Sunday in Uniontown Hospital. She is survived by three brothers, John Herchko of Dunbar, Edward Herchko of Connellsville, and Paul Herchko of Monarch; and seven sisters, Margaret Herchko of Trotter with whom she made her home, Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Speeney, Mrs. Walter (Julia) Goretsky, and Mrs. Richard (Catherine) Lowe all of Trotter, Mrs. Helen Hesslau of Hillside, Ill., Mrs. Donald (Stephanie) Williams of Trotter, and Mrs. Joseph (Bernadine) Lasko of Perryopolis; numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home Inc., 418 North Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, on Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 9:30 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–July 15, 1918
   Died—–May 1994

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May 1994

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Paul K. BLANK (1915-1995)

Paul K. Blank

   Paul K. Blank, 80, a lifelong resident of Penn Township, beloved father, grandfather, and graduate of Penn State University where he lettered in football and baseball, passed away in his home on Wednesday. He will be greatly missed by his family – a son, George E. Blank, a daughter, Mrs. Judy Blank Mortimore, a son-in-law, Don, two grandchildren, and a brother Wayne Blank of Harrison City. Funeral services followed by interment were held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the James E. Lindsay Funeral Home Inc., Main St., Harrison City.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–September 16, 1915
   Died—–November 15, 1995

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November 1995

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bullet Peter BLASEY died in 1889. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

BLASEY, PETER
Peter BLASEY, who died in New Haven last week. lived in this vicinity a considerable time a few years ago, and was considered a quiet, peaceable citizen, and his family was respected by all. 
Courier  Fri. 11-1-1889


Maksymylian BLASZKOWSKI (1909-1996)

Maksymylian Blaszkowski

   Maksymylian P. Blaszkowski (Mike Bloskey), 86, of Low Street, Mount Pleasant, died Monday evening at the Westmoreland Regional Hospital in Greensburg. He was born at Brownfield, Fayette County, Nov. 24, 1909, a son of the late Albert and Mary Katra Zurek Blaszkowski. He was a member of the Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church of Mount Pleasant and was employed for 49 years as a supervisor at L.E. smith Glass Company, prior to his retirement in 1974. He was a student of the former Transfiguration School and was a member of the Kosciuszko Club and the American Flint Glass Workers Union. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, Joe, John and Albert Blaszkowski; three sisters, Sylvia Reed, Eva Drew and Pauline; and an infant sister. He is survived by his wife, Helen M. Falat Blaszkowski (Bloskey), with whom he celebrated his 62nd wedding anniversary May 30; two sons, Thomas P. Blaszkowski (Bloskey) of Rockville, Md., and Andrew M. Blaszkowski (Bloskey) of Los Angeles, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Jerome (Maxine Marie) Kelanic of Bethel Park; three grandchildren, Stephen, Jerome Jr. and Cary Lee Kelanic. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mount Pleasant, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Transfiguration Cemetery. The Transfiguration Rosary Society will meet and recite the rosary in the funeral home on Thursday at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church, Hitchman Street, Mount Pleasant.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–November 29, 1909
   Died—–June 3, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1996

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Rose J. BLASZKOWSKI (1905-1996)

Rose J. Blaszkowski

   Rose J. Zionc Blaszkowski, 90, of Low St., Mount Pleasant, formerly of Poland, and a recent resident of St. Anne Home in Greensburg, died Saturday, May 11, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She is survived by three children, Joseph Blaszkowski Jr. of Mount Pleasant and Edward Blaszkowski and his wife, Cecilia, all of Ligonier, and Mrs. Dorothy Bersock and her husband, Paul, of Mount Pleasant, seven grandchildren, and 14 great- grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Friends will be received in the Eugene G. Saloom Funeral Home Inc., 730 West Main St., Mount Pleasant, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 9:30 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–August 1, 1905
   Died—–May 11, 1996

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May 1996

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Anna A. BLATNIK (1905-1995)

Anna A. Blatnik

   Anna A. Sladich Blatnik, 90, of Fayette City R.D. and a native of Wick Haven, Fayette County, died Thursday in Washington Pa. She is survived by two daughters, Frances Winn of Virginia Beach, Va., and Barbara Lipp of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; three sons, Anthony ‘Tony’ Blatnik of Fayette City, George Blatnik of Pittsburgh, and Thomas Blatnik of Carroll Township; 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of the Voje-Sladich family. Friends will be received in the Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home, 334 Main at Cook, Fayette City, today from 12 noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 9:30 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–May 3, 1905
   Died—–June 1, 1995

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June 1995

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Francis D. BLEAKLEY ( -1864)

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

BLEAKLEY— Of Typhoid Fever in the Military Hospital, at Alexandria, Nov. 14, 1864, Francis D. Bleakley, (son of Robert Bleakley, Esq., of Perry township, in this county, in the 23rd year of his age. He was a member of the 212 Regiment, Penna., Vols., 6th Heavy Artillery, Company E, commanded by Capt. Kesters, of Connellsville. His remains were brought home and buried at Rohoboth Church burial ground. Being of a kind and amiable disposition he was believed by all who knew him. The following lines were written on his death by a member of the company to which he belonged:

Another brave boy has died,
 Another noble soldier’s gone,
To dwell at his Savior’s side,
 In heaven he has found a home.

The trumpet sounds the Ravilee,
 The boys fill up the ranks,
Tis then with pain we see,
 The absence of dear Frank.

In life he was our friend,
 In death we’ll mourn his loss,
Will God his blessing lend,
 And help us wear our cross.

He has left our country here,
 And joined the one above,
With angels to appear,
 And sing sweet songs of love.

Then good bye, dear, noble friend,
 On earth we’ll meet no more,
Above we’ll find our friend,
 Where peace reigns evermore.
        COM.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, December 8, 1864, Vol. IV, No. 44, page 2, column 7

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Matthew B. BLEAKLEY ( -1829)

DIED— At Perryopolis on Friday 21st inst., after a lingering pulmonary complaint, MATTHEW B. BLEAKLEY, son of Thomas Bleakley, aged 26 years and 3 months.


Pennsylvania Democrat, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, August 29, 1829, Vol. III, No. 4, page 3, column 4

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Wayne W. BLEAKLEY, Jr. ( -1964)

W. Bleakley, 48,
Franklin Editor,
Dies in Arizona

  TUCSON, Ariz. (UPI)— Wayne W. Bleakley, Jr., 48, editor and publisher of the Franklin (Pa.) News-Herald, died Monday of a heart attack. Bleakley, a World War II Navy veteran, had been in poor health for some time and had spent the past 11 months at his home here.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, March 24, 1964, page 10, column 6


W. W. BLEAKLEY

  FRANKLIN, Pa. (UPI)— Burial services will be held at Franklin Cemetery Saturday for Wayne W. Bleakley, Jr., 48, editor and publisher of the Franklin (Pa.) News – Herald, who died yesterday of a heart attack. Because of Holy Week, a Requiem Mass will not be offered until Monday at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church here. The body will be at the Buchanan – Schmidt Funeral Home, following its arrival tonight from Tucson, Ariz., where Bleakley was stricken. Bleakley, a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, had been in poor health for some time. He had spent the past 11 months at a home he maintained in Tucson. Bleakley, survived by his mother, Mrs. Margaret Amerbson Bleakley, and a sister, Harriet, succeeded his father as publisher in 1940.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, March 26, 1964, page 15, column 2

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Oscar BLEILER (1910-1966)

BLEILER, OSCAR--Age 56 years, a resident of Norfolk, Virginia, since 1939, and formerly of Brownsville, Pa., died at 7:30 PM, Saturday, June 25, 1966, in the Norfolk General Hospital, following a lingering illness. He was an employee of the Norfolk Naval Shipyards. He was born in Brownsville, April 19, 1910, the son of the late Dorothy Bleiler, and Oscar Bleiler, Sr., of Brownsville. He was a member of the International Union, Local No. 57 of Norfolk, and the Moose Lodge, Brownsville.

In addtion to his father, surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Banks Bleiler, one son, Wayne Bleiler, Norfolk, Va.; three step-children, James, John, and Richard Banks; eight grandchildren; one brother, Graham Bleiler, Bozeman, Montana; two sisters, Mrs. Eleanor spurley, Madison, Wisc. and Mrs. Gladys Rimbey, Brownsville, and an aunt, Mrs. Sarah Hibbs, Brownsville.

Friends will be received at the J. W. Kisinger Funeral Home, 515 Front St., Brownsville, after 2 PM Tuesday, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM Thursday, June 30, with Rev. David Hare officiating. Interment will follow in the Taylor Cemetery.


Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 27, 1966, page 17, column 7

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Earl V. BLEVINS ( -1965)

Two County Men Drown in
Lake While Fishing

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

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

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


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

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Anna M BLISS ( -1978)

BLISS, ANNA M--Age 88 years of Lake Lynn, Pa., R.D.1, died Tuesday, January 10, 1978 in the Fuzio Nursing Home, after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry F. Bliss, August 13, 1963. She was a member of the Nilan Methodist Church. Surviving are four sons, Edward Bliss, Lake Lynn, R. D., Harry Bliss, Jr., Uniontown, John Bliss, and Ray Bliss, both of Detroit, Michigan; four daughters, Mrs. Albert (Dorothy) Caton, Coal Center, Pa., Mrs. William (Margaret) Provance, Lake Lynn, Mrs. Wallace (Mary) Slusnys and Mrs. James (Jessie) Rhodes, both of Detroit, Michigan; forty-two grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother and a sister. The family will receive friends in the Richard H. Herod Funeral Home, Pt. Marion, after 7 p.m. this evening and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 1 p.m. the hour of service. Rev. Joel Singell will officiate. Interment in Evergreen Memorial Park, Pt. Marion.


The Morning Herald--The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 12, 1978, page 30, column 3

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Edward R. BLISS, Sr. ( -1976)

EDWARD R. BLISS, SR.

   Edward R. (Ted) Bliss, Sr., 85, of 57 Charles St., Uniontown, died at 4:50 a.m. Tuesday in Uniontown Hospital. He was born in Vanderbilt, a son of the late Thomas Palmer and Anna Victory Wright Bliss. He was a member of the Great Bethel Baptist Church and Class 10 of the church, retired payroll clerk of U.S. Steel at Palmer for 48 years, and member of King Solomon’s Lodge No. 346, F&AM, Connellsville, Uniontown Lodge of Perfection and AARP. Surviving are his wife, Bertha Fuehrer Bliss; two sons, Edward R. Bliss Jr. of Cherry Hill, N.J., and the Rev. Wesley Bliss, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Troy, Mich.; four daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Michaelson of Bentleyville, Mrs. William (Oralee) Patterson of fort Walton Beach, Fla., Mrs. C.D. (Geraldine) McReynolds of McMinnville, Ore., and Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) Herniman of Uniontown; 16 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.


BLISS— Friends of Edward R. (Ted) Bliss Sr. of Uniontown who died Tuesday, April 20, 1976 will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., Uniontown, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday with Dr. Otto H. Zaiser and the deceased’s son, the Rev. Wesley Bliss, officiating. Interment in Sylvan Heights Memorial Gardens.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, April 21, 1976, page 11, column 6

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Lena M. BLISS ( -1974)

BLISS, LENA M.— Age 59 years of Lake Lynn, R. D. 1, Pa. died Thursday, February 28, 1974 in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va. She was a daughter of the late Frank and Rose Weeder, a member of the Lake Lynn Community Chapel. She is survived by her husband, Edward F. Bliss, one son, Edward F. Bliss, Jr. of Warren, Ohio, three daughters: Mrs. Clyde (Pauline) Baker of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. David(Janet) Brown of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. James (Joyce) Earley of Arlington, Va., 12 grandchildren; two brothers, Louis Weeder of Lake Lynn, Edward Weeder of Detroit, Mich., one sister, Mrs. Spencer (Rose) LaFountain of Antwerp, N.Y. She was predeceased by a daughter, Lara Lee, in infancy; one brother, John and one sister, Mary. Friends will be received in the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Pt. Marion, today 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 to 12 and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 1 p.m.; the hour of services. Rev. Harry Farrier will officiate. Interment in Evergreen Memorial Park.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, March 2, 1974, page 13, column 5

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Sally Tomasek BLISS ( -1969)

BLISS, SALLY TOMASEK— Age 24 years, of Bedford, Ohio and formerly of R.D. 3 Uniontown, died suddenly Monday, December 8, 1969, in the Brentwood Hospital, Bedford, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Blake Tomasek. Surviving are her husband, Donald Bliss and the following brothers and sisters; Clarence, Lucy and Janet Tomasek, all of R. D. 3, Uniontown; Elmer and Donald Tomasek and Elaine Joseph, all of Uniontown, Louise Nichols of New Salem, and Betty Francis of Moundsville, W. Va. Friends are being received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem, after 8 this evening and until Thursday at 1 p.m., the hour of service with Karl W. Bowman, Jr., officiating. Interment in the Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 9, 1969, page 25, column 7

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Charles W. BLOOM, IIIPhoto  (1966-2012)

UNIONTOWN
Charles W. Bloom III

Charles W. Bloom III, 46 of Uniontown, Pa., died Friday July 6, 2012 at his residence. He was born March 24, 1966. Charles was former Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps who served in Operation Desert Storm and was a Corrections Officer at SCI Fayette. He loved driving race cars. Surviving are his parents, Charles “Bill” Bloom and Donna (Wargo) Bloom, a daughter, Amanda Bloom, his former wife, Marjorie Ann Mari Bloom Stefanini and her husband David, five siblings, Vince Bloom, Pam Bloom Metts and husband Adam, Mike Bloom and wife Joy, Eric Bloom and Crystal Bloom and fiancé Rob McCullough all of Uniontown; several uncles and aunts; nieces and nephews: Ariel Shartzer, Falisha Metts, Chelsea McCullough, Kiara McCullough, Carly McCullough, Ayden Bloom and Brittany Bloom; and a great niece, Taylor Zuzak. Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL, FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mount Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, on Tuesday, July 10, from 2 to 8 p.m. Interment will be held at a later date at The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies Bridgeville, Pa


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Sunday July 8, 2012, page B3

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Etta BLOOM ( -1943)

BLOOM, MRS. ETTA—aged 46 years, died in her home, No. 12 Crossland, at 6:30 p.m., June 24, 1943. She is survived by her husband Adam; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Miller, of Brownfield; Mrs. Tabatha Mountz, at home; four sons, Joseph of Camp Beale, California; Adam F., Jr., Charles and Paul at home; one sister, Mrs. Helen Gorley, and one brother, Joseph Kovach, both of Hopwood. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Sharp Funeral Home, Fairchance.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, June 25, 1943, page 2, column 8


BLOOM, MRS. ETTA—Funeral services will be conducted from the home, No. 12 Crossland, Sunday afternoon, June 27, at 2:30, with Rev. Allen officiating. Interment in Park Place Cemetery under the direction of the Sharp Funeral Home, Fairchance.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, June 26, 1943, page 5, column 8

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Helen Pearl BLOOM (1913-1995)

Helen Pearl Bloom

   Helen Pearl Bloom, 82, of Connellsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1995, in Highlands Hospital. She was born May 14, 1913 in Broadford, a daughter of the late John and Ella Maurer Dill. She was a member of Central Fellowship Church, Connellsville. She was a food service worker for Connellsville State General Hospital for several years. She is survived by two sons, Joseph Bloom of Connellsville and James Bloom of South Connellsville; two grandchildren, Christie Bloom and Jason Bloom, both of Connellsville; two sisters, Mrs. Mona Stone and Mrs. Marjorie McCormick, both of Connellsville. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph A. Bloom, a brother, Jack Dill; and a sister, Wanita Kincel. There will be no public viewing or visitation. Interment will be private.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, November, 1995

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John W. BLOOM ( -1954)

JOHN W. BLOOM

   John W. Bloom, 70 husband of Mrs. Jennie Bosley Bloom, died Thursday at this home at 50 Euclid avenue, Uniontown. In addition to his widow, he is survived by two sons, John W., Jr., of Flint, Mich., and Brent of Upper Middletown; nine daughters, Mrs. Helen McKinney, Mrs. Hazel Gillen and Mrs. Mary McDonald of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Roberta White of Flint Mich., Mrs. Lida Newman of Upper Middletown, Mrs. Sarah Lacktash of Smock, Mrs. Mina Moore and Mrs. Louella Kerr of Uniontown and Mrs. Marie Jennings of Royal; three stepsons, three stepdaughters, three sisters and three brothers.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, November 22, 1954, page 10, column 1

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Kenneth W. BLOOM (1932-2008)

Kenneth W. Bloom
Connellsville

Kenneth W. Bloom, of Connellsville, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 24, 2008, at his home. He was born Dec. 12, 1932, in Dry Hill, a son of the late Frank and Ethel Lola Hall Bloom. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Ellen DeWitt Bloom, of Connellsville. He was a loving father of two sons, Kenneth R. Bloom Sr. and his wife, Bonnie, of Perryopolis, and Larry Bloom and his wife, Rebecca, of South Connellsville; a caring grandfather to Samuel Bloom and wife, Emily, of Dunbar, Denise (Bloom) Halfhill and husband, Loren, of Mt. Braddock, Larry Bloom, of South Connellsville, Anneliese Bloom and fiance, Jeremy Richard, of South Connellsville, and Tiffany, Alicia and Glenn Ghrist, of Perryopolis; as well as a devoted great- grandfather to Shelby and Nicholas Bloom, of Connellsville, Samuel and Lea Bloom, of Dunbar, and Jacey, Dalton and Kyleigh Halfhill, of Mt. Braddock. He is also survived by his brothers, Frank "Junior" Bloom and wife, Lila Mae, of Vanderbilt, Robert Bloom and wife, Genevieve, of Everson, and Dale "Dutch" Bloom and wife, Marty, of Latrobe; and a sister, Carolyn Roebuck, of Massillon, Ohio; along with numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two grandsons, Kenneth Ray Bloom Jr. and Larry James Bloom; two sisters, Betty Fay Bloom and Alma Jean (Bloom) Bushmire; and four brothers, Raymond, Melvin, Merle and Ray Bloom. Mr. Bloom was formerly employed by Connellsville Sportswear, Union Apparel and by the former Screw and Bolt in Mt. Pleasant. He also served as an assistant minister for the Rev. Cecil DeWitt, his father-in-law. Friends will be received from 1 to 9 p.m. Monday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Mark VanBibber officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Sunday, May 25, 2008

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Sadie Elizabeth BLOOM (1962-2005)

   Sadie Elizabeth Bloom, 42, of Dunbar, Pa., passed away Saturday afternoon, Jan. 15, 2005, in UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born Aug. 20, 1962, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Samuel and Annie Watson Giles. She was Protestant by faith. Sadie was employed by Pechin's Market in Dunbar. She is survived by her loving husband, James R. Bloom; two daughters, Angela M. Buzzelli and fiance Chad J. Oplinger and Lisa M. Buzzelli; a son, Aaron D. Buzzelli; a step-daughter, Christie D. Bloom, a step-son, Jason Bloom and his wife, Debbie; two grandchildren, Braeden Buzzelli and Makayla Oplinger; three step-grandchildren, Kaylee, Jason Jr. and Charliegh Bloom; three brothers, John Giles and wife Karen, Amos Giles and wife Christine and Samuel Giles Jr. and wife Beverly; six sisters, Annie Buzzelli, Agnes Giles, Jacqueline Perryman and husband Harry, Paula Brothers and husband Richard, Hazel Giles and Heather Giles; 21 nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Jackie and Paul Giles. Family and friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 South First St., West Side Connellsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 12 noon, the hour of service with Rev. Lee Maley officiating. Interment will follow in Normalville Cemetery. Sadie will be forever loved and never forgotten.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 18, 2005

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Stephen BLOOM ( -1956)

STEPHEN BLOOM

   Stephen (Pete) Bloom, 51, of Poplar Grove, died at 5:20 a.m. today in Connellsville State Hospital. Arrangements are in charge of the Spishak funeral service in South Eighth St.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, October 23, 1956, page 2, column 4


BLOOM FUNERAL

   A prayer service for Stephen Thomas (Kwjatkowski) Bloom, 53, of Poplar Grove, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the home followed by requiem high mass at 9 o’clock at the Holy Trinity R. C. Church with the Rev. Walter Iwaniski as celebrant. Interment will be made in the Holy Trinity Church Cemetery, Poplar Grove. Military rites will take place at the grave in charge of the American Legion and the Walter E. Brown Post No. 21 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Born at Broad Ford, he was a son of the late Joseph and Katherine Bloom. A veteran of World War Two, he was a member of Milton Bishop Post No. 301 of the American Legion and the Polish Club. At the time of his death he was employed by the Anchor Hocking Glass Corp. Surviving are three brothers, Leo of Colonial No. 3, Joseph of Connell Ave., and Edward at home, and three sisters, Sophia, Sally and Louise at home. The Polish Club will meet at club rooms at 7 p.m. Friday and proceed in a body to the family home to recite rosary.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, October 24, 1956, page 2, column 4

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William U. BLOOM (1844-1928)

WILLIAM U. BLOOM

   William U. Bloom, aged 84, died in his home, 174 Coolspring street, Monday, March 19, at 6:30 a.m. after an illness of less than a week being confined to his bed since last Friday with pleurisy and heart trouble. He was born May 25, 1844, was a veteran of the Civil war, having served as a private in Company E, Fifth Regiment Maryland Infantry. In September, 1882, he was married to Martha Ellen Gould of this city, and was a member of the Second M. P. church, East End. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. U. G. Markley, Theodore, Adam F., Charles L., of this city; Mrs. Charles B Smith, of Greensburg; Mrs. Mary Ellen Firestone of Youngwood; Mrs. Samuel Childs, Herbert, Pa.; John W. of Waltersburg. Also surviving are 35 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The funeral services will be held in the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock followed by additional services in the Second Methodist Protestant church with the Rev. T. W. Colhoner officiating, assisted by the Rev. D. E. Minerd of Connellsville. Burial will be in Park Place cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, March 20, 1928, page 11, column 3

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Henrietta 'Ett' McNatt BLOSSER (1919-2006)

Henrietta "Ett" McNatt Blosser, age 86, of South Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Friday, February 3, 2006, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa. She was born March 5, 1919, in Mount Braddock, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of Henry and Sally McNatt.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Howard H. Blosser, Jr., one brother, Lester McNatt, and one sister, Rose Marie Matthews.

Surviving are her only son, Donald A. Blosser, Sr. and his wife, Diana, of South Connellsville, Pa.; six grandchildren: Donald A. Blosser, Jr., Darlene Faust, Kimberly Wilson, Lori Scott, Gilbert Scott, and Lisa Scott; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Agnes McNatt Gogola, of New Salem, Fayette County, Pa.; one brother, Elmer McNatt, of Mentor, Ohio; many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, February 7, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, February 5, 2006

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Jesse L. BLOSSER ( -1943)

Blosser Services Will Be On Sunday
Pt. Marion Resident Is Killed By Train

Funeral services for Jesse L. Blosser, Jr., victim of a train accident in Point Marion late Wednesday night, will be held in the First Methodist Episcopal church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, with Rev. J. E. Lutz officiating. The body will lie in state from noon until the hour of the service. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Memorial cemetery, under the direction of E. J. Conn and Son. Mr. Blosser, retired carpenter and painter, died early Thursday morning in the Uniontown Hospital of injuries suffered when struck by a freight train at a crossing in the borough. He suffered a fractured skull. He was born and reared in Lake Lynn and resided in Point Marion for the past 35 years. He was a member of the Point Marion Methodist church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Amy Hall Blosser, formerly of Confluence and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Joseph G. Lyons, Mrs. Julia Lyons, both of Lake Lynn; Joseph A. Blosser, Lake Lynn and James B. Blosser, Gans. A sister-in-law, Mrs. W. Frank Koontz, Braddock avenue, Uniontown also survives.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, October 22, 1943, page 1, column 6,
continued to page 10, column 3


BLOSSER, JESSE L.—of Point Marion aged 70 years 5 months and 28 days, died October 21, 1943, at 4:10 a.m., in the Uniontown Hospital, from injuries received when struck by a freight train at 8:45 Wednesday evening. He is survived by his widow, Amy Hall Blosser; two brothers, Joseph A. Blosser of Lake Lynn, PA; James V. Blosser, of Gans, PA; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph G. Lyons of Gans and Julia Lyons of Stewartstown, W. Va. Friends will be received at the late home until noon Sunday. The body will then be removed to the First Methodist Episcopal Church to lie in state until 2:30, the hour of service, with Rev. J. E. Lutz officiating. Internment in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery under the direction of E. J. Conn and Son, funeral directors, Point Marion.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, October 22, 1943, page 10, column 3

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bullet Mrs. Mary Margaret BLOSSER died in 1925. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

BLOSSER, MRS. MARY M.

Mrs. Mary Margaret BLOSSER, aged 94 years, seven months and 25 days, died at her home in Stewarttown Tuesday morning, October 6, 1925, at 7 o’clock from infirmities incident to age.  She is survived by the following children:
Mrs. Luvara LYONS, Joe BLOSSER, both of Chest Haven; James B. BLOSSER, of Gans; Mrs. Mary HOARD; Mrs. Julia R. LYONS and Jessie ?. BLOSSER, all of Point Marion and George BLOSSER, address unknown.
Funeral services will be held at the Lutheran church near Morris Cross Roads this Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock, followed by interment in the church cemetery.  Herald  Wed.  10-7-1925


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

Oliver Blosser, aged 73, a widely-known resident of Point Marion, died Monday afternoon, March 18, 1935, at 5:30 o'clock.  Death occurred in the Uniontown Hospital following an operation.  He was a bachelor and is survived by two brothers, G.W. and W. E. Blosser, both of Stewartstown, W.Va.
Funeral services at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in Mt. Union church with burial in the church cemetery.
(Newspaper dated Jun 20, 1935)


Mary Jane BLOUGH ( -1904)

Funeral of Mrs. Blough

   The funeral services of the late Mrs. Mary Jane BLOUGH will be conducted from the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. T. Hetzel, Main street, New Haven, Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Rev. W. H. Gladden, pastor of the Methodist Protestant Church, will have charge of the services. Interment in Hill Grove Cemetery.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, June 25, 1904, page 1, column 5

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Newton A. BLOUGH ( -1961)

NEWTON BLOUGH

  SOMERSET— Newton A. Blough, 68, of Jerome, died in a Johnstown Hospital. A retired farmer and former school director and township supervisor. He leaves his widow, eight children, 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, November 25, 1961, page 11, column 2

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Helen E. BLUBAUGH (1920-1994)

Helen E. Blubaugh

   Helen E. Sands Blubaugh, 73, of Confluence died Sunday, May 1, 1994, in Somerset Hospital. She was born June 9, 1920, in Confluence, Pa., daughter of the late John and Nora Sterner Sands Jr. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence E. ‘Jim’ Blubaugh in 1984. She is survived by a daughter, Patty Charlesworth of Addison; a granddaughter, Becki Charlesworth; nephew and niece, Bradley and Marilyn Teets; and other nieces and nephews. She was a member of Confluence Christian Church and Ursina American Legion Auxiliary. Friends will be received at the HUMBERT FUNERAL HOME, Confluence, today from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30 to 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Rev. Galen Beitzel and Rev. Evert Millard officiating. Interment will follow in Somerset County Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, May, 1994

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Eugene G. BLUEBAUGH ( -1995)

Eugene Bluebaugh

   Eugene G. Bluebaugh, 72, of Warren, Ohio, died Wednesday, May 24, 1995, in Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren, Ohio. Surviving are his wife, Garnet M. Bluebaugh of Champion, Ohio; a daughter, Charlotte A. Bluebaugh of Champion, Ohio; a son, Thomas G. Bluebaugh of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; three grandchildren; three brothers, Charles and Earl Bluebaugh, both of Confluence, and Kenneth Bluebaugh of Somerset, and a sister, Evelyn Keslar of Confluence. Friends will be received in the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 North Park Ave., Warren, Ohio 44481, on Friday, May 26, 1995, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, May 27, 1995, from 9 to 10 a.m., the hour of service.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, May, 1995

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Shelia Molans BLUMENTHAL (1938-1968)

MRS. B. BLUMENTHAL

   Mrs. Shelia Molans Blumenthal, 29, a native of Uniontown, died Jan. 13 in Hartford, Conn. She was born May 31, 1938, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marc Molans, now of North Miami Beach, Fla. She was a member of Temple Beth Israel in Danielson, Conn., and the Beth Jacob Mr. Mrs. Club. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Bernard; two sons, Douglas and Jeffrey, and a brother.


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

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Alma Betty Grace Crutchman BLYSTONEPhoto  (1928-2012)

BROWNSVILLE
Alma Betty Grace (Crutchman) Blystone

Alma Betty Grace (Crutchman) Blystone, age 84 of Brownsville, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, August 21, 2012. She was born on February 9, 1928 in Keisterville, Pa., daughter of the late John and Grace Spears Crutchman. She was the spiritual mother of the Apostolic Gospel Church of Brownsville, Pa. for over 50 years. She will [be] sadly missed by her spiritual family and a multitude of friends. She is survived by her husband, Rev. John M. Blystone; daughter, Yvonne Daniels and husband Allen of Grindstone, Pa.; granddaughter, Emily Daniels of Grindstone, Pa.; sister: Clara Jean Twardesky of Uniontown, Pa. and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her six brothers, Orville, Arnold, Charles, Sheldon, Ira and Roy and a sister, Zola McIlravey. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa. on Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday in the APOSTOLIC GOSPEL CHURCH, Brownsville, Pa. from 9:00 until 10:00 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. John McCabe, the Rev. Lucy Mann and the Rev. David Simmons officiating. Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park. www.skirpanfuneralhome.com.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 23, 2012

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bullet Julia A. BOAL died in 1893. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(45)

Boal Mrs Julia A. Boal of Steubenville O. died at the residence of her son in law Thomas M Boyd, Main st. today Dec 6th 1893 aged 78 years. Deceased came here last spring to make her home with Mr. Boyd. She suffered her fourth stroke of paralysis recently and lay 141 hours unconscious before death releived her. The remains will be taken at 9 am on Friday to Steubenville for internment.


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

Frank Bobcheck, aged 22, died Thursday morning, September 2, 1937, in the family home at 166 West Leisenring after an illness of several years. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bobcheck; one sister, Elizabeth, and two brothers, Andrew Jr., and Rudolph; all at the home.
The body will be taken from the Haky Funeral Home this afternoon to the family residence.
(Herald - Sep. 3, 1937)


Stephen BOBCO ( -1947)

STEPHEN BOBCO

   Stephen Bobco, 64 years old, of Brownsville, died Thursday after an illness of three weeks. A son of the late Stephen and Anna Bobco of Logans Crossing, he is survived by his widow, a brother, John of Uniontown, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Zavatchen of Leisenring No. 1, Mrs. Anna Marietta of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Helen Mahaney of Connellsville. The funeral was held Saturday at St. Mary’s R. C. Church at Brownsville in charge of Very Rev. M. J. Yesko, pastor. Burial was made in the church cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, January 28, 1947, page 2, column 4

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Kathryn Hantosh BOBISH (1916-1994)

KATHRYN H. BOBISH

   Kathryn Hantosh Bobish, 78, of New Salem and formerly of Continental Two died Thursday, Dec. 29, 1994, in Brownsville General Hospital. She was born Nov. 5, 1916, in Pittsburgh, Pa., daughter of the late Mike and Mary Hilista Hantosh. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Bobish in 1974, a sister, Mary Migyanko, and brothers, John and Michael Hantosh. Mrs. Bobish was a member of St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church in Uniontown. She is survived by sons, Frank T. Bobish of Continental Two, William M. Bobish of Fairchance, Larry A. Bobish of New Salem, and Kenneth K. Bobish of Uniontown; grandchildren, Michelle Bobish, Brian Bobish, Jeremy Bobish, Melinda Barnhart, Kimberly Yoder, Stephen Bobish, Krystal Bobish, Larry Bobish Jr., Kathy Bobish, Patty Bobish, and Jamie Bobish; great-grandchildren, Chelsea Barnhart, Cecily Bobish, and Ashleigh Yoder; sisters, Ann Horwat of Jacksonville, Fla., Pauline Kattalia of Chicago, Ill., Sophie Hantosh of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Margaret Hentosh of Youngstown, Ohio. Friends were received Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown, today, New Years Day, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 2, 1995, until 9:30 a.m. when a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, Uniontown, with Rev. Fr. Robert Karl as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John Byzantine Cemetery, Hopwood. Parastas today at 7:30 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January 1, 1995

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bullet Peter BOBOWICH died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

BOBOWICH, PETER
Peter BOBOWICH, aged five years and five months, died at 3 a.m., Wednesday, November 18, 1931, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter BOBOWICH, House 19, Maxwwell, following a brief illness of diphtheria.
Private funeral services will be conducted this afternoon with burial at Fredericktown. 

Connellsville Courier; Thurs. 11-19-1931


David Allen BOCHNAK (1943-2012)

UNIONTOWN
David Allen Bochnak

David Allen Bochnak, age 69, of Uniontown, Pa., died Wednesday, August 15, 2012 in Uniontown Hospital. He was born July 22, 1943 in Bobtown, Pa., the son of John Andrew Bochnak, Sr. and Ruby F. Bierer Bochnak. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, George E. Bochnak. David graduated from Connellsville High School. He worked as a laborer for Central Steel and Wire Co. in Chicago, Ill. For 40 years. He served in the United States Army in Vietnam. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf. David is survived by a brother, John A. Bochnak, Jr., of Kewanne, Ill.; sister, Carolyn Bochnak of Uniontown, Pa.; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, Pa. 15401, where the family will receive friends on Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 2 until 6 p.m. followed by a service at 6 p.m. celebrating David’s life, with the Chaplain and Commander of AMVETS Post 103, Hopwood officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at andrew@adferguson.com.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Friday, August 17, 2012

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John BOCK ( -1900)

HANGED HIMSELF.

John Bock Took His Life in Preference to Ill Health.

   John Bock, an employe of John T. Hetzel in New Haven, committed suicide Tuesday morning at the slaughter house of his employer. Bock had been a resident of New Haven four months. He boarded with Hetzel and was of a retiring disposition. Lately he had complained of poor health. Bock was missed at the Hetzel home Tuesday morning and it was but a short time later that the report of his suicide was received. George Betters, a colored boy, found the body hanging in the slaughter house and gave the alarm to Policeman Alex. Tarr, who cut it down. Bock had stood on several bags of salt and tied three strands of twine about a rafter overhead. Bock had a family in Bohemia and intended bringing them to this country this fall. The body was interred in Chestnut Hill Cemetery on Wednesday.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, September 14, 1900, page 1, column 5

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Capt. Robert BODEN ( -1862)

DIED

   At his residence in Clark County, Iowa, August 3rd, 1862, of Consumption, Capt. Robert Boden, aged 47 years. The deceased was for many years a resident of Menallen township, Fayette County, Pa., and was highly esteemed as an honorable man and a good citizen. He had been for many years a zealous and upright member of the regular Baptist Church, and died with bright hopes of a blessed immortality. He had also been a worthy member of the Masonic Fraternity, and his remains were interred with Masonic Honors.      A. J. B.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, February 5, 1863, Vol. II, No. 52, page 4, column 5

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Albert W. BODKIN (1895-1898)

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

Albert W. Bodkin

White, male, 3 years old
   Born—–1895, Dunbar
   Died—–December 17, 1898, Dunbar
   Cause of death–Measles, sick 10 days
   Father–William Bodkin
   Mother– Ann Tormay Bodkin


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 16, line 446

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Alberta L. BODKIN (1931-2010)

   Alberta L. Bodkin, age 78, of Cabot, Pennsylvania died on Sunday, January 31, 2010. She had previously lived in Point Marion, Pennsylvania for 20 years and Salisbury, Maryland for eight years before moving to Cabot. Born on August 28, 1931 in Lake Lynn, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of James A. Shipp Sr. and Olive Spacht Shipp. Alberta was a homemaker, mother, and grandmother. Her husband, Edwin Forrest Bodkin Sr., whom she married February 28, 1949, preceded her in death on December 19, 2003. Her parents and sisters, Thelma Shipp and Viola Shipp Moon, also preceded her in death. Surviving are her children and their spouses: David and Darlene Bodkin of Cabot, Naomi and Richard Esau of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Edwin and Karen Bodkin Jr. of Morgantown, West Virginia, and Mark and Lori Bodkin of Butler, Pennsylvania; brother, James A. Shipp of Smithfield, Pennsylvania; a sister: Emily Hegedis of Lake Lynn, Pennsylvania; her grandchildren: Gerald Bodkin, Tammy Bodkin Bradley Bodkin, Megan Esau, Mark Bodkin and his wife Allison, and Jenna Bodkin. Friends will be received at the GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler, PA 16001 (724.287.2123) on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at 1 p.m. from the Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Linhart Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Butler County Memorial Park. Please visit www.geibelfuneralhome.com


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Monday, February 1, 2010

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Altha J. BODKIN (1918-1994)

   Altha J. Bodkin, 76, of Dunbar, died Wednesday, August 31, 1994 at home. He was born March 28, 1918, in Thompson No. 2, son of the late Joel Stoneroad and Irene Brewer Bodkin. He was a retired ladle operator with the Pennsylvania Wire Glass Company; a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy; a member of Franklin Memorial United Methodist Church, Dunbar, and was Sunday School teacher in the church for many years; a member of the America Legion Milton Bishop Post 301 of Connellsville; Past Commander of the American Legion Hughes Post of Dunbar; a member of the 40 & 8; the Fairview Club; the JOUA No. 207; the Polish Club of Connellsville; the Fraternal Order of Eagles Dunbar Township, and Aerie 3293. Surviving are his wife, Nellie Bodkin of Dunbar; one son, Altha "Bud" Bodkin of Berryville, VA; one daughter, Mrs. James (Juanita) Cochick of Moon Township; one brother, Walter Bodkin of Connellsville; one grandson, Stephen Bodkin; four granddaughters; Christine Bodkin, Carol Booth, Jamie Zubreski and Linda Howard; four great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Vernon, Charles and Lloyd and one sister, Pansy Bodkin. Friends will be received at the Burhans-Crouse Funeral Home in Dunbar. Interment in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 1, 1994

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Charles Clifford BODKIN (1915-1988)

Charles Clifford (Buster) Bodkin, 73, of Dunbar, died Friday at Highlands Hospital and Health Center, Connellsville. He was born February 7, 1915, in Dunbar, the son of the late Joel Stoneroad Bodkin and Irene Brewer Bodkin. He was a former employee of Pennsylvania Wire Glass Company, in the packaging department. He also worked 20 years in Casper, Wyoming. He was a member of the Merchant Marines from 1943-1945. He was a member of The Franklin United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two brothers, Altha J. and William, both of Dunbar; one niece, and one nephew. He was predeceased by his wife Marie Novak Bodkin and one brother, Vernon.


From Scrapbook no newspaper listed date on top of obit/July 1, 1988

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David E. BODKIN, Sr. (1931-2013)

Bodkin Sr., David E. 82
Jacksonville, Fla.

Retired Navy Lt. David E. Bodkin Sr., 82, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Born March 31, 1931, in Dunbar. David proudly served his country for more than 30 years in the Navy. David attended St. Andrews Lutheran Church. His passions were picking the guitar and playing bluegrass music. He and his wife, Sandy, were in a band named First Coast Bluegrass for 30 years. He was a great patriot. Everyone loved him and he will be deeply missed by all. Family members include his loving wife, Sandra L. "Sandy" Bodkin, of 37 years; sons, David Bodkin Jr., Scott Bodkin, Travis (Sherry) Bodkin and Emil Weston; daughters, Diana Bell and Kathy (Mark) Sinagel; brother, Fred Bodkin; sisters, Delores Bodkin and Marie (John) Hamilton; 10 grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sisters, Emily Golden and Sylvia Pagen; and sons, Larry Bodkin and Duane Bodkin. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, in St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, with interment prior to the memorial service at 9 a.m. in Jacksonville National Cemetery with full honors.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, April, 2013

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Duane Curtis BODKIN (1952-2001)

   Duane Curtis "Curt" (aka Mudbug) Bodkin, 49, of Dunbar, Pa., died Saturday, June 30, 2001 at home as the result of an ATV accident. He was born February 13, 1952, in Connellsville, Pa., son of David E. Bodkin, Sr. and Iva Lanora Hardy Bodkin. Curt was a retired tool and die maker from Anchor-Hocking in South Connellsville, veteran of the United States Navy who served in the Vietnam Conflict, and a member of American Legion Hughes Post in Dunbar and Irishtown Sportsman's Club. He was a talented guitarist with the "Good Time Boys Band". His daughter, Lanora Bodkin, died in 1973. His mother is also deceased. He is survived by his father, David E. Bodkin, Sr. and his wife, Sandy of Florida; his wife of 30 years, Shirley Long Bodkin; a daughter, Erica Bodkin at home; brothers: David E. Bodkin, Jr. & his wife, Tina, of Cummings, Georgia, Larry Bodkin and his friend, Linda, of Uniontown, Pa., Travis Bodkin and his wife, Sherry, of Jacksonville, Fla, Emil Weston of Jacksonville, Fla., and Scott Bodkin and his wife, Melissa, of South Carolina; sisters: Dianna Peterson of Morning Sun, Iowa, and Kathy Sinagel and her husband, Mark of Chesapeake, Virginia; several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE Funeral Home, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, July 4, 2001, until 11 a.m., the hour of service with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment follows in Mount Auburn Cemetery where Military Honors will be accorded by Trotter American Legion Post 762, Connellsville American Legion Post 301, and Connellsville V.F.W. Post 21 Honor Guard.


©The Herald Standard 2001, Uniontown, PA, Monday, July 2, 2001

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Edna Weir BODKIN ( -1918)

MRS. EDNA W. BODKIN

  Mrs. Edna Weir Bodkin, formerly of Dunbar, is dead at her home in Dennison, O. The body will be brought to Dunbar and taken charge of by Funeral Director J. T. Burhans. Notice of funeral later.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, January 16, 1918, page 2, column 4


MRS. EDNA W. BODKIN

  The body of Mrs. Edna Weir Bodkin, who was asphyxiated in the Clyde Hotel, Dennison, O., accompanied by Raymond Walters, of Pittsburgh, a cousin of the deceased, arrived at Dunbar from Dennison Saturday at 4 o'clock and was removed by Funeral Director J. T. Burhans to the home of the grandmother of the deceased, Mrs. Hannah McClain, at Pechin. Funeral tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the McClain residence, with Rev. Darnell, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church officiating. Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Relatives of Addison Shumate, who was also asphyxiated, left today with his body for Birmingham, AL. where his interment will be made.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, January 19, 1918, page 2, column 4

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Fred R. BODKIN, Sr. (1920-2008)

Fred R. Bodkin, Sr., 88, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Monday, May 26, 2008, in his home. He was born January 22, 1920, in Uniontown, Pa., son of the late William and Mary Johnston Bodkin.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Wanda Kerfoot Bodkin, brothers, William and Robert Bodkin.

Fred was a member of the Central Christian Church, in Uniontown. He was a retired meatcutter from Kroger's Grocery Store. He was a Veteran who served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War. Fred served with Patton's Third Army, 702nd Tank Battalion, attached to the 80th Infantry Division. He was a founding member of the 702nd "Red Devils" Annual Reunion Committee that started in 1962. He was a member of the VFW Post 47, the AMVETS Post 103 and the American Legion.

He was the father of Jacqueline Lloyd and husband, Ralph, of Dunwoody, Ga., Fred Bodkin, Jr., and wife, Judy, of Vanderbilt, Fayette County, Pa., William Bodkin and Tracey Wrona, both of Uniontown, Pa., and Bart Bodkin and wife, Diane, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; grandfather of Rad Bodkin, Matthew Bodkin, Brian Bodkin, Brad Bodkin and wife, Joyce, Jason Worna, Adrienne Wrona, Philip Wrona, John Bodkin, and Nicholas Bodkin; great-grandfather of Devin Bodkin, Darian Bodkin, Aiden Bodkin; brother of Margaret "Peg" Kelly, Ruth Swisher, and Jane Clamp.

Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Fayette County , Pa., on Thursday, May 29, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and Friday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Rev. Art Mace, officiating. Interment will follow in Hopwood Cemetery. AMVETS Post 103 will accord military rites at graveside.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VFW Post 47 National Band % P.O., 28 Hopwood, Pa. , 15445.


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

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Gladys Josephine BODKIN ( -1940)

G. JOSEPHINE BODKIN

   Miss Gladys Josephine Bodkin, 21 years old, of Dunbar, died at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon in Connellsville State Hospital of complications after a brief illness. She had been a patient only a day. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bodkin who survive together with two sisters and one brother; Mrs. Olive Stahlbock of Aliquippa and Miss Margaret Bodkin and Albert Bodkin, Jr., at home. The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Margaret Hall, her aunt, at Church Hill, Dunbar. Rev. Raymond C. Hitchcock will officiate. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery in charge of Funeral Director James T. Burhans of Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, January 30, 1940, page 5, column 6

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Iva L. BODKIN Stone  (1933-1972)

BODKIN, IVA L. — Age 38 years, of Jacksonville, Fla., and formerly of Dunbar, died Saturday morning, June 10, 1972, in St Vincent Hospital, Jacksonville, Fla. Born on December 30, 1933, in Dunbar, the daughter of Mrs. Ruby Hardy Liston and the late Blair Hardy. Surviving are her husband, David Bodkin of Jacksonville, Fla.; four sons; David of Groton, Conn.; Larry, serving with the USAF at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.; Duane of Jacksonville, Fla.; Travis at home; two daughters, Diana and Kathy, both at home; two grandchildren; three brothers; James Hardy of Dunbar; Robert Hardy of Dunbar; Robert Hardy of Dunbar and William Hardy of Connellsville. Friends will be received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, today from 7 to 10 p.m., Tuesday from 1 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m.; Wednesday from 12 noon until 2 p.m., the hour of service, with Rev. William Provance officiating. Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 12, 1972, page 24, column 6

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Joel Stoneroad BODKIN (1891-1974)

BODKIN, JOEL STONEROAD, Age 82 of 6 Bluff Street, Dunbar, died Saturday evening, April 6, 1974 at 8 p.m. in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born October 16, 1891, a son of Joshua and Sarah Martin Bodkin.

Surviving are four sons, Charles of Casper, WV, Altha of Dunbar, Vernon of Trotter, and William at home; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother Albert of Dunbar; one sister Margaret Hall of Dunbar.

Preceding him in death was his wife Irene, in 1970. Friends are being received at Burhan's Funeral Home, Dunbar. Internment in Mount Auburn Cemetery


Herald Standard, Uniontown, PA, April 9, 1974

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Joseph BODKIN ( -1880)

JOSEPH BODKIN

   A horrible accident occurred at Ferguson on Monday evening, by which a little boy, six years old, was literally cremated alive. The boy’s father, Mr. Joshua Bodkin, is employed at the same named works, and on the evening named was engaged in charging ovens. About six o’clock Mr. Bodkin missed his son, but supposing that he had gotten tired of playing around the ovens and gone home, and thought nothing of it. About fifteen minutes after six, as Mr. Isaac Cole was passing the ovens he noticed a sickening odor which appeared to come from an oven. On turning aside and looking back into the ovens, a sickening spectacle meth his sight. There on top of the oven full of burning coke, lay the body of the little boy almost consumed. The door of the oven was hastily torn down and what remained of the body taken there from. The remains were of course, unrecognizable, being but a part of the head and chest lay a few charred bones. They were taken to the home of the grief stricken parents and prepared for burial. His remains were buried in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar, on Tuesday.


The Keystone Courier, Connellsville, PA, March 26, 1880

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Wanda Kerfoot BODKIN (1923-2003)

Wanda Kerfoot Bodkin, 79, of Uniontown, Pa., devoted wife of Fred Bodkin Sr., passed away Thursday, May 15, 2003 at home. She was born December 3, 1923 in Grindstone, Pa., daughter of William Kerfoot and Florence Pizzano Kerfoot. Two brothers and two sisters, William Kerfoot, Louise Ashcraft, Dean Kerfoot, Anna-Margaret Burke, and parents preceded her in death.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are five children: Jacqueline Floyd and husband, Ralph, of Dunwoody, Georgia, Fred Bodkin Jr., and wife Judy, William Bodkin, and Tracy Bodkin Wrona all of Uniontown, Pa., and Bart Bodkin and wife, Diane, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; nine grandchildren: Rod and Matthew Bodkin, Brian and Brad Bodkin, Jason, Adrienne and Philip Wrona, John and Nicholas Bodkin; one great-grandchild, Devin Bodkin; and these sisters and brothers: Genevieve Washabaugh of Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, Frank Kerfoot of Uniontown, Richard Kerfoot of New Castle, Pa., Jack Kerfoot of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Bernard Kerfoot of Lakewood, Ohio.

A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m. in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Pa., with the Rev. Art Mace officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fayette County Association for the Blind, 48 Bierer Lane, or Central Christian Church, 23 South Gallatin Avenue, both in Uniontown, PA 15401.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, no date given

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Elizabeth BODNAR ( -1930)

Mrs. Elizabeth Bodnar Dies.

   Mrs. Elizabeth Bodnar, 67 years old died Monday at the home of her daughter, Elizabeth Croftcheck of Leckrone of complications. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Croftcheck and Mrs. John Kozel, the last named of Smock. The funeral service will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Leckrone.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, June 10, 1930, page 2, column 5

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

Irene, Bodnar, 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bodnar, died of complications at 11 o'clock Sunday evening, April 29, 1935, at her home in Masontown.  In addition to her parents, the deceased is survived by three brothers; Frank, Stephen and Ernest.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(newspaper dated April 30, 1935)


John A. BODNAR, Sr. (1915-1996)

   John A. Bodnar, Sr., 80, of Youngstown, Pa., died Monday, Jan. 8, 1996, in Fayette Health Care Center. He was born March 29, 1915, a son of the late Andrew and Anna Metro Bodnar. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Andrew and George; sisters, Helen Kordella and Susan Garber; daughter-in-law, Betty Ann Bordash Bodnar; and an infant brother, Joseph. He was a member of St. Cecelia’s Roman Catholic Church and the North Union VFW. He is survived by his wife Paula of Uniontown; a daughter, Mrs. Paul A. (Barbara) Solesky of Lemont Furnace; six grandchildren, Mrs. Christopher (Karen) McPhaul, Brian Bodnar, Mark and Craig Solesky and Jason and Jamie Bodnar; a sister, Mrs. Stephen (Anna) Yablunosky of Lemont Furnace. Friends will be received at the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, 139 W. Fayette St., Uniontown, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday until 10:30 a.m., when a blessing service will be held, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church Cemetery. Parish wake service will be held today at 8 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Wednesday, January 10, 1996

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

Mrs. Mrs. Mary Bodnovich, aged 57, died Monday morning, after a brief illness in her home at Prospect Works.  Her husband preceded her in death two years ago.  Surviving are the following children:  Mrs. Mary Majeskey, of Detroit, Mich.; Anna, Helen, Veronica and John at home.  One grandchild also survives.
(newspaper dated Oct. 23, 1934)


Andrew BOGDEN ( -1937)

Youths Die In Motorcycle Crash

One Killed Outright; Partner Passes Away Several Hours Later
Speeding Machine Misses Automobile And Crashes Into Embankment
Tossing Driver

HURTLED FIFTEEN FEET

BULLETIN

Joseph Sokol, 20, of Jacobs Creek, died in the Connellsville State Hospital early this morning, the second victim of the motorcycle accident yesterday afternoon that killed Andrew Bogden, 21, of Buena Vista, instantly. Sokol suffered a fractured skull and was in a serious condition from the time he was admitted to the hospital.

   One youth was killed and another probably fatally injured at 4:30 Friday afternoon when their speeding motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve on Route 711, one mile west of Flatwoods, ploughed into an embankment and threw its riders 15 feet into the center of the highway. Andrew Bogden, 21, of Buena Vista, Franklin township, was killed instantly to become Fayette county’s 28th highway victim of the year and the fourth fatality this month. His companion, Joseph Sokol, 20, of Jacobs Creek, suffering a fractured skull, was reported in a dying condition in Connellsville State Hospital this morning. Bogden, the sole support of his family, suffered a fractured skull and numerous body injuries when thrown off the motorcycle and onto the highway. He was dead when a passing motorist stopped a minute after the crash. Sokol was found lying on the edge of the roadway and rushed to the hospital. He had not regained consciousness at an early hour this morning and little hope is held for his recovery. The motorcycle on which the two youths were riding was headed toward Perryopolis on Route 711. When the machine approached the curve on the road near the Walter Lee farm, it was speeding too fast to make the bend in the highway and ploughed into the bank. After striking the bank the motorcycle struck back to the road and smashed to its side in the center of the highway. An automobile driven by John Kirkpatrick was approaching the scene in the opposite direction, but police said the motorcycle had already passed the car and Mr. Kirkpatrick, a resident of Flatwoods, did not witness the fatal crash. Bogden was killed instantly, suffering a fractured skull and internal injuries. Sokol, thrown clear of the machine, was found still alive but critically injured. Bogden was the sole support of his ailing father, mother and three brothers and sisters. He had been employed in a mine back of one of the old Bute farms. The father was forced to quit work several months ago because of illness. Sokol was employed by the Pittsburgh Coal company. State Motor Police, investigating their second highway fatality in Fayette county in less than 24 hours, said Kirkpatrick did not witness the fatal crash. The motorcycle came dangerously close to striking Mr. Kirkpatrick’s machine, who pulled his car to a stop and went back to the scene of the tragedy.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, August 14, 1937, page 1, column 5,
continued to page 2, column 2

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bullet Elizabeth W. BOGER died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Elizabeth Watson Boger, wife of J. Gibson Boger, died at her late home, 938 Knox avenue, Monessen, at 12:15 a.m., Sunday, March 8, 1931, following a brief illness of pneumonia.  She is survived by her husband and four sisters, Mrs. C. E. Allen, Miss Pearl Watson, Mrs. R. J. Arnett, all of Uniontown, and Mrs. J. E. Brown of Connellsville.
Mrs. Boger was born in Franklin township, Fayette county, August 24, 1880, the daughter of the late John D. and Jane Arnold Watson.
The body will be removed from her late home this evening at 6 o'clock to the residence of her sister, Mrs. Arnett, 115 Evans street, Uniontown, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 o'clock p.m., in charge of Rev. James C. Clark, pastor of the Second Presbyterian church assisted by Rev. Knepshield, pastor of the Franklin Township Presbyterian church of which Mrs. Boger was a member.
Burial will be in Mount Washington cemetery, Perryopolis.


Lee E. BOGER (1948-1997)

   Lee Ellis Boger, 48, of Waynesburg, Pa., died unexpectedly, Wednesday, April 23, 1997, in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg, Pa. Surviving are two sisters, Joyce Sherwood of Vermilion, Ohio and Jill Tonelli of Jonesboro, Ga. There will be no public viewing or visitation. The Greenlee Funeral Home of Fredericktown is in charge of arrangements.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–May 31, 1948
   Died—–April 23, 1997


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1997

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Ernest BOGGIO (1918-1995)

   Ernest Boggio, 77, of Uniontown, and formerly of Nemacolin, died Monday, Dec. 4, 1995, in Brownsville General Hospital. He is survived by his second wife, Mary L. Danko Rancich Boggio; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Toby) Korcheck of Nemacolin; a son, Tony Boggio of Manassas, Va.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Dave (Kitty) Whipkey of Nemacolin and Mrs. James (Toni) Ross of Uniontown; two grandchildren; five step grandchildren; two step great- grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Catherine J. Antonini of Nemacolin; a brother, Matthew J. Boggio of Nemacolin; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Yoskovich Funeral Home, 300 South Vine St. (Rt. 88) in Carmichaels, Pa., on Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 10:30 a.m., the hour of service.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– May 4, 1918
   Died—–December 4, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1995

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Basil BOGUSKY ( -1941)

BASIL BOGUSKY

   Basil (Charles) Bogusky, 61, of Third street, Dunbar died in the Uniontown Hospital at 3:30 Wednesday morning, May 21, 1941, where he had been a patient for the past six weeks. Surviving are his widow Mary; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Protus, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Anna, at home; three sons, Stephen, New York, Michael, of Brooklyn, and John, at home; and two grandchildren. One sister, Anna, and a brother Osif, both of Europe, also survive. Deceased had been a resident of Dunbar for the past 28 years. He was a member of the G. C. Union, Leisenring Church. Funeral services at the home Saturday morning, at 9 o’clock, will be followed by additional rites at 9:30 in St. Stephen’s G. C. Church, Leisenring, with the Rev. Fr. Romza officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 22, 1941, page 8, column 2

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Edward M. BOHACH, Sr. (1928-2010)

   Edward M. Bohach Sr., 81, of Allison Two, Pennsylvania passed away Friday, March 26, 2010 at his home. He was born January 12, 1928 in Mount Pleasant, Pa. the son of John Bohatch and Mary Sopko Bohatch. Edward was a former member of the former Saint Mary Church in Brownsville and now a member of The Historic Church of Saint Peter in Brownsville, Pennsylvania. He was a former employee of the Magazine Lumber Company in Cardale, Pa., and also Luzerne Township. Edward was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Steelers fan and he also loved NASCAR racing.

   He was preceded in death by sisters, Joanne McMasters, Mary Gishnock, Helen Ladina and Ann Stasso; brothers, John, Paul, George, Martin; and parents. Surviving are his wife of fifty years, Barbara Kishel Bohach; son, Edward M. Bohach Jr. and wife Maggie of Allison Two; brothers: Tom Bohatch of Ohio and Andrew Bohatch of Allison One, Pennsylvania; six Godchildren and many nieces and nephews.

   Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME, 19 Legion Street, Republic, Pennsylvania on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m and Tuesday, March 30, until 9:15 a.m. when a Prayer Service will be held. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. in The Historic Church of Saint Peter in Brownsville with Rev. Father Vincent Gigliotti as Celebrant. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pennsylvania. A Parish Wake Service will be held in the Funeral Home on Monday at 3:30 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, March 28, 2010

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bullet Theresa BOHNAK died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(12)

THERESA BOHNAK
Mrs. Theresa Bohnak, aged 53 years, died at her home, House 44, Puritan, Tuesday morning, April 28, 1931, at 5:10 o'clock of a cerebral hemorrhage. she is survived by her husband, Matthew Bohnak, three daughters and two sons. Funeral services will be held at the home Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock followed by services at the St. Mary's R. C. church of Leckrone, Rev. Father Kondrla officiating. burial will be in St. Thomas' cemetery at Footedale.


Shirley E. Austin BOJTOS (1928-2012)

BROWNSVILLE
Shirley E. (Austin) Bojtos

Shirley E. (Austin) Bojtos, age 83, Brownsville, Pa., died Thursday, September 6, 2012. She was born on November 4, 1928 in Connellsville, Pa., the Daughter of Walter Austin and Ella (Baker) Austin. She was a member of the Calvin United Presbyterian Church in Brownsville, Pa. She was an avid bingo player. She was predeceased by her husband, David S. Bojtos; her parents; and her Sisters, Betty, Lorraine and Ruth. She is survived by a Son, David Bojtos and wife Kathy; Daughters: Debbie Bojtos Durst and her companion Randy Constable, Pat Bojtos and her companion Ed Marks, Pam Bojtos Lent and her companion Lewis Aldridge all of Brownsville, Pa. Shirley will be deeply missed by her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, Pa., on Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Aleda Menchyk officiating. Entombment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park. www.skirpanfuneralhome.com.


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

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Stephen J. BOKOCH (1933-1995)

   Stephen J. Bokoch, 62, of 5536 Washington Ave., Erie, Pa., died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 1995, at Saint Vincent Health Center. He was born in Masontown, Pa., on Jan. 5, 1933, a son of the late John and Anna Telepanich Bokoch. He was a 1950 graduate of Masontown High School. He worked for International Paper Company as a beater engineer for 38 years. He was active as a minister with the Laurel Hills Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Preceding him in death were two brothers, Charles and Gregory Bokoch. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Theresa B. “Terry” Bokoch; a son, Stephen R. Bokoch of Erie; a daughter, Mrs. John (Linda) Chludzinski of Erie; three brothers, Michael Bokoch of Erie and John and Peter Bokoch, both of Cleveland, Ohio; a sister, Ellen Szerensci of Cleveland; and three grandchildren, Ryan, Jason and Michelle Chludzinski, all of Erie. Friends were received in the BURTON FUNERAL HOME, 4740 Peach. Private burial was held at Lakeside Cemetery. Memorials may be … (balance of obit is missing)


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1995

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

Magdelena Bolchak
Mrs. Magdelena Bolchak, aged 51 years, wife of Frank Bolchak, died Monday afternoon, July 26, 1937 at 4 o'clock at her late home in Fayette City, Pa. She had been ill since April.

Surviving are her husband, four sons, John, Andy, Joseph and Frank, Jr., and one daughter, Margaret all at home.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock in St. Edwards Catholic Church, Fayette City. Interment will be in Calvary cemetery.
(The Charleroi Mail - 7/28/1937)


Andrew A. BOLCYAK (1911-1993)

   Andrew A. Bolcyak, 81, of Wick Haven, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1993, at 12:30 a.m. in the Frick Community Health Center, Mt. Pleasant. Mr. Bolcyak was born Dec. 29, 1911, in Daisytown, a son of the late Frank J. and Magdelene Halgas Bolchak. He was a retired coal miner. Mr. Bolcyak was a member of St. John Roman Catholic Church, Perryopolis. He was also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Gold Star Post No. 7023, Perryopolis, and the United Mine Workers of America. Surviving are his wife, Sarah Morris Bolcyak; one daughter. Mrs. Charles (Janet) Britt of Belle Vernon R.D.3; a granddaughter, Michele Britt of Belle Vernon R.D.3; and a sister, Margaret Pollack of Fayette City. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Blair-Lowther Funeral Home Inc., Perryopolis.


The Valley Independent, Monessen, PA, February 24, 1993

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Sarah E. BOLCYAK (1924-2006)

Sarah E. Bolcyak
Wickhaven

Sarah E. Bolcyak, 81, of Wickhaven, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006. She was born Nov. 9, 1924, in Perryopolis, a daughter of the late John and Mineroa Boone Morris. She is survived by one daughter, Janet Britt and husband Charles, of Belle Vernon; and one granddaughter, Michele Britt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Bolcyak; brothers, Oscar, Edgar and Clarence Morris; and sisters, Margaret, Pearl, Goldie and Betty. There will be no public visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Perryopolis, with the Rev. John T. Euker as celebrant. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to: Albert Gallatin Hospice, 100 Stoop Drive, Monongahela, Pa. 15063. Arrangements are being handled by the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., Perryopolis.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, October 12, 2006

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bullet Allen BOLEN died in 1920. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(8)

Allen BOLEN
Civil War Veteran Dies
Sick 22 years and an invalid for 12 years, Allen Bolen, aged 76, of Smithfield, died Tuesday morning at 1:00 from a complication of disease. He had been bedfast since last February 16. Mr. Bolen was a member of Company K, 14th Pennsylvania infantry and served throughout the war. He was wounded in the right hip. Besides his widow, Mrs. Malissa Evans Bolen, he is survived by one son, Frank Bolen, of Smithfield, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Mary Jane Copeland of Morgantown, W.Va. Twelve children are deceased.
Funeral services in chare of Rev. R.H. Austin will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Bolen residence with interment in the Smithfield cemetery.
Source: Uniontown Morning Herald, November 4, 1920, Repository; PA Room, Uniontown Library, microfilm


bullet Allen M. BOLEN died in 1986. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(8)

Extract:
Name: Allen M. BOLEN, died in 1986
Age: 81
Born: August 5, 1904, Gans, Pennsylvania
Age: 81
Death date: April 13, 1986
Place of death: Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Parents: The late James W. and Pauline Martin Bolen
Wife: The late Margaret Jackson Bolen (1974)
Children surviving: Mrs. Arnold (Jean) Leonard, Mentor, Ohio, Donald Bolen, Farmington, Mary Alice Lamble, Uniontown, and Mrs. Charles (Shirley) Sigwalt, Farmington
SurvivorSurviving is one brother Roy F. Bolen, Kettering, Ohio.
Funeral Service: Donald R. Crawford Funeral Home, Hopwood, Pennsylvania
Burial: Mitchell Cemetery, Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania
Source: Unnamed Newspaper; repository Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, loose obituaries photocopied into large white ledger binder.


bullet Pvt. James BOLEN died in 1943. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(8)

Pvt. James BOLEN
34th Infantry. 1942. Served in Army of Gen. Patton in N Africa. Killed in action in N. Africa April 1943. Purple Heart awarded posthumously.
Source: "The Memorial Messenger: 1941-1945", Soldiers from Hickman Chapel, Mill Run and Ohio Pyle.
Dedication in front of book: "We dedicate this Memorial Messenger to those who did not return"
Note: This was sent to me by researcher Pam. I do not have this small book


bullet Mrs. L. M. BOLEN died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(15)

MRS. L. M. BOLEN
Mrs. L. M. Bolen aged 70 of Adah, died Friday morning at six o'clock of complications. She is survived by her husband, Joseph H. Bolen, and the following children: Thomas, Norman and Mrs. Emma Thomas of New Salem. Funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the home. Burial will be in the New Salem cemetery.
Written-June 25, 1931


bullet Mrs. Margaret Alice BOLEN died in 1974. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(8)

Mrs. Allen Bolen
Birth Name: Margaret Alice
Age 60
Parents: Edward and Bertha Williams Jackson
Birth Date: April 12, 1913
Death Date: March 14, 1974
Death Place: Farmington
Source: The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania,
Friday, March, 15, 1974


bullet Mrs. Pauline BOLEN died in 1962. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(8)

Mrs. Pauline Bolen
Birth Name: Pauline [C] Martin
Age: 76
Death Date: December 31, 1962
Death Place: Tiffin, Ohio
Source: The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania,
Thursday, January 3, 1963, Image 23, ancestry.com
Contributor's Note: Pauline was the daughter of Fred and Elizabeth Lahm Martin of
Woodbridgetown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania


bullet William BOLEN died in 1899. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(8)

WILLIAM BOLEN
William Bolen died at his home in South Union township on Friday, aged 29 years of age Source: Brownsville Clipper, January 26, 1899, page 8, column 4
Fayette County Pennsylvania


Ernest J. 'Fishy' BOLISH (1927-2003)

Ernest J. "Fishy" Bolish, 76, of Dunbar, Pa., died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born July 21, 1927, in Connellsville, Pa., son of the late William Bolish and the late Mary Szakacs Bolish. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela; nine brothers and sisters; and two nephews. Mr. Bolish started Safety First Fire Equipment in 1961. He retired in 1995, but remained active in the business until his illness in 2002.He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy in the South Pacific aboard the USS Inaugural. He was a member of the National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED), Pennsylvania Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (PAFED), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the Independent Slovak Club of Connellsville, Pa. Fishy recently accepted the Lord as his Savior. Surviving are his wife, Jean Darnell Bolish; children, Sandra Bolish Marshall and husband, Thomas of Los Angeles, Calif., Gregory Bolish and wife, Michaelina of Dunbar, and Theodore Bolish of Farmington; two sisters, Jane Benelli of San Francisco, Calif., and Olga Liebel of Florida; three brothers, William Bolish of Bethel Boro, Edward Bolish of Virginia and Francis Bolish of Florida; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and 23 nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, Pa., on Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday at 2 p.m., the hour of service, with Pastor Robert Wrachford officiating. Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Military graveside services will be accorded by the American Legion Post 301, American Legion Post 762 and VFW Post 21 Honor Guard.


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

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William BOLISH, Jr. (1915-2007)

William Bolish, Jr.

William Bolish, Jr., 92, currently of McMurray, Pa., and formerly of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Friday, January 19, 2007. He was born January 17, 1915, in Leisenring, Fayette County, Pa., the son of the late William Bolish, Sr., and Mary Szakacs Bolish. He is also preceded in death by seven brothers, Louis, Joseph, Bertie, Wilhelm, Elmer, Ernest, and Arthur Bolish, and three sisters, Irene Bolish, Matilda Shimko, and Mary Bryner. William was a graduate of North Union High School, Fayette County, Pa., with the Class of 1934. He served with the United States Army during World War II as a cook in the Pacific Theatre. He was a bricklayer by trade and was a member of Local Union No. 9. He was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church, where he served as an usher, was a cook in the kitchen, and also a member of the dart ball league. He was also an avid hunter and gardener.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bertha Wilma (Welsh) Bolish; five children: William Wallace Bolish and his wife, Jo Ann, of Penn Hills, Allegheny County, Pa., Judy A. Chiappino and her husband, David, Mary Ellen Fritz and her husband, Martin, all of McMurray, Pa., Antionette Calabrase and her husband, Tony, of Lyles, Tennessee, and Joanne Anderson and her husband, James, of Pleasant Hills, Pa.; two brothers: Edward Bolish, of Hampton, Virginia, and Francis Bolish and his wife, Adele, of Pembrook Pines, Florida; two sisters: Olga Liebel, of Wellington, Florida, and Jane Benelli and her husband, Leo, of Novato, California; and seven grandchildren: Michael Calabrase, Ryan Chiappino, Jason Chiappino, Aliecia Anderson, McKenzie Fritz, Maura Anderson, and Madison Fritz.

Arrangements have been entrust to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa. The family will receive friends in the Funeral Home on Sunday, January 21, 2007, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Visitation will continue in the THIRD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 425 Union Street, Uniontown, Pa., on Monday, January 22, from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by a Celebration of His Life at noon, with the Rev. Christopher Enoch and the Rev. William Rodahaver, co-officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. Full Military Rites will be accorded at the cemetery.


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

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Jeremiah A. BOLLINGER (1869-1942)

   Jeremiah A. Bollinger, 72, of 488 Neshannock avenue, died in the New Castle hospital Sunday evening at 10 o’clock. Mr. Bollinger had been ill for the past five years, being contained to his home the past year. He was taken to the hospital four days ago. Mr. Bollinger was born in Delawareleo, Pa., on December 25, 1869. For the past 44 years he had resided in New Castle, and for many years was employed at the National Radiator company. He had retired. Mr. Bollinger was the husband of Amanda Little Bollinger, who survives. He was a faithful member of the Central Christian church. Surviving are the following children: George, of Detroit, Mich.; Charles, of Canton, O.; Harry H. Bollinger, at home, and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at the R. L. Boyd funeral home, 208 North Jefferson street, with Rev. Sidney K. Bliss in charge. Interment will be in the Castleview Burial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening from seven to nine o’clock and Tuesday, two to four o’clock and seven to nine o’clock.


New Castle News, New Castle, PA, August 31, 1942, page 2, column 4 and 5

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Infant BOLSINGER ( -1878)

BOLSINGER— On Wednesday, July 30th. Infant——of George Bolsinger. Aged four months.


The National, Uniontown, PA, July 31, 1878, Vol. I, No. 1, page 3, column 6

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William Decatur BOLSINGER ( -1851)

DIED

   On the 10th of September, at Rases Bar, Yuba River, Yuba county, California, of fever, after an illness of about eight weeks, WILLIAM DECATUR BOLSINGER, aged 24 years, son of Christopher Bolsinger, Esq., of Clayton county, Iowa, and formerly of New Salem, Fayette county, Pa. [Cumb. Presbyterian please copy


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 18, 1851, Vol. 2, No. 8, page 3, column 3

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Adele M. BOLTENDAHL (1877-1952)

MRS. A. M. BOLTENDAHL

   Mrs. Adele M. Boltendahl, 75, died at 8:30 o'clock this morning at Connellsville State Hospital where she was admitted at 5:30 o’clock Friday evening. She was a resident of Connellsville R.D. 1. For a number of years she lived in Uniontown. Deceased was born in Germany, April 30, 1877, arriving in this country in 1911. She has lived in this vicinity ever since. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. Surviving are two sons, Gerald at home and Nicholas of Connellsville R. D. 1; one daughter, Mrs. George Parks of Hopwood; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Her husband, Herman Boltendahl, died in January, 1928. A prayer service will be held at the Spishak funeral home at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9 o'clock by Rev. Henry Geibel, pastor, at Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will be made in Park Place Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, February 9, 1952, page 2, column 3

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Gerald Paul BOLTENDAHL (1901-1954)

Limestone Hill Man Dies
In Automobile Accident;
Area Holiday Toll Heavy

   Gerald Paul Boltendahl, 53, of Limestone Hill, died at Uniontown Hospital at 5 o'clock Saturday morning of injuries received in an automobile accident near Shadowland Park on Route 119. Boltendahl, his brother, Nicholas, and the latter’s wife, Althea, all were returning home from a Christmas Eve visit to the home of the brothers' sister, Mrs. George (Joanna) Parks of Hopwood. At about 2 A.M., according to the State Police, William Nicholson, 24, of Chardon, Ohio, struck the Boltendahl car in the rear. The impact threw the deceased oout of the car, the vehicle swerving up an embankment. As the car, out of control, came back onto the highway, it ran over Gerald. The Nicholson car struck the Boltendahl automobile a second time, throwing Mrs. Boltendahl from it. Gerald died from multiple injuries. He was pinned under the car in which he was a passenger. His brother, Nicholas, escaped serious injuries, receiving only slight cuts and bruises. Mrs. Boltendahl and her husband were treated in Uniontown Hospital and discharged. The brothers own adjoining farms on Limestone Hill. Gerald was born in Essen, Germany, July 27, 1901, a son of the late Herman and Adele Motten Boltendahl. He came to this country with his parents in 1910, and lived in Uniontown until 1923. In that year they came to Connellsville. Gerald had never married. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception R. C. Church and of the Greater (German) Beneficial Union. In addition to his brother, Nicholas, and a sister, Mrs. Parks, he leaves a niece and a nephew. A prayer service will be held at the Spishak funeral home in South Eighth Street at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning followed by a requiem high mass at St. John's R. C. Church of Uniontown, of which deceased was a member while residing in that community. Rev. Thomas J. Dunn will be the celebrant. Interment in Park Place Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, December 27, 1954, page 1, column 6

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Eugene A. BOLTZE ( -2005)

   Eugene A. Boltze, 78, of Perryopolis, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2005, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. Born April 30, North Charleroi, a son of George A. and Katherine C. Konecheck Boltze. He was member of the Fairview Methodist Church in Grindstone, Pricedale Hunting Club and Tri-County Lodge 643 of Donora, where he was a 32nd degree Mason and past master. Eugene served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. In addition to his mother he is survived by three daughters, Gene M. Boltze of Grindstone, Lu Ann "Cookie " Boltze of Dawson and Mrs. Ronald (Katherine) Petrosky of Perryopolis; five grandchildren, Melany Peytrosky, Larry Martin, Craig Martin, Jeffery Adams and Matthew Adams. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Hilda Kidder Boltze; a daughter, Mary Lou B. Adams and a brother, Robert Boltze. Friends will be received at the Balair Lowther Funeral Home, Inc., 106 East Independence St. Perryopolis, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until 11 a.m., the hour of service with Rev. James Pond officiating. Interment will be Bowman-Flatwoods Cemetery, Flatwoods. Graveside Military rites will be accorded by the VFW Golstar Post 7023 and American Legion Post 752 of Perryopolis. A Masonic service will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Monday, August 1, 2005

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Asa L. BOLYARD (1909-1996)

   Asa L. Bolyard, 86, of Columbus, Ohio, and formerly of Carmichaels, Pa., died Saturday, April 27, in the Village at Westerville, Columbus, Ohio. He is survived by two daughters, Evelyn Faye (Nelson) Miles and Sandra Jean Walker, three granddaughters, three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Icie Miller. A Memorial Service will be held in the Schoedinger Funeral Service and Crematory’s Worthington Chapel, 6699 North High St. (mile south of Interstate 270), Worthington, Ohio, on Thursday, May 2, at 1 p.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–August 17, 1909
   Died—–April 27, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1996

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Earl W. BOLYARD (1932-1995)

   Earl W. Bolyard, 63, of Mentor, Ohio; formerly of Mount Morris, Pa., and a native of Tunnelton, W.Va.; died Thursday afternoon in his Mentor home. He is survived by his mother, Edna Conn Bolyard of Mount Morris; his wife, Shirley Bolyard; children, Julie Bolyard of Painesville, Ohio, and Edward Bolyard of Madison, Ohio; one granddaughter; one grandson; a brother, Willard Bolyard of Dilliner R.D. 1, Pa.; and a sister, Mrs. Donald (Carolyn) Hoskinson of Mount Morris R.D. 1, Pa. Friends will be received at the Yoskovich Funeral Home, Route 19, Mount Morris, Pa., on Wednesday, Dec. 27, from 12 noon until 2 p.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–February 12, 1932
   Died—–December 21, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1995

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bullet Anna BOMBAK obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (46)

BOMBAK SERVICES
Brief funeral services will be held at the home of her parents, House 57, Royal, Friday morning at 9 o'clock, for Miss Anna Bombak, followed by C. church, New Salem in charge of the pastor, Rev. Fr. Anthony Mhley. Burial will be in the church cemetery.        


Bruno BONADIO (1904-1965)

BRUNO BONADIO

   Bruno Bonadio, 61, of Vanderbilt, died Sunday night in Connellsville State General Hospital. He was born July 26, 1904, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Natale and Marie Orlando Bonadio. He was a retired employe of the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, and a member of East Liberty Presbyterian Church of Vanderbilt. Surviving are two sons, Louis Edward and Cameron at home; a stepdaughter, Carol Ann Lloyd of Pittsburgh; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Dicello of Pompano Beach, Fla.; and three brothers, Louis of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Joseph of Glassport and Patsy of Vanderbilt. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Gaynell Hamilton Bonadio, in 1955. The body will be at the Galley funeral home at Dawson after 7 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held there at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. H. Eugene Ingram officiating. Interment will be in Dickerson Run Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, September 20, 1965, page 15, column 5

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Margaret C. BONCHAK (1938-1996)

   Margaret C. (Cleo) Bonchak, 57, of Niles, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 5, 1996, in St. Josephs Hospital, Warren, Ohio. She was born Oct. 5, 1938, in West Leisenring, Pa. She was preceded in death by her father, Earl McCann and stepfather, Thomas Quinn. Surviving are her mother, Margaret Zerecheck Quinn; a sister, Mrs. Barry Janice Dodgson of Warren, Ohio; three nieces, Darlene Smuke, Donna Stuber and Dana Roscoe, all of Warren, Ohio; one great-nephew; and two great-nieces. Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown, Pa., on Friday … (balance of obit is missing)


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1996

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Frank BONCHOSKY ( -1930)

AGED MAN SHOOTS
FRANK BONCHOSKY
DURING QUARREL

Alva C. Walters, 72, Being Held
Pending Further Investiga-
tion After Meadowbrook Fray

SAYS HE WAS ATTACKED

   One man is in the Uniontown hospital suffering with a gunshot wound in his left leg and another is being held in the county jail as the result of an alleged quarrel which started, according to officers, when the arrested man is said to have accused the injured man of sheep stealing. Frank Bonchosky, Uniontown, is in the hospital while Alva C. Walters, 72, Meadowbrook, is being held pending an investigation of the shooting. According to Walters, Bonchosky went to his home last evening about 6 o’clock and accused him (Walters), of saying that Bonchosky had stolen some sheep from a nearby farm. Walters claims he denied that he had said anything against Bonchosky and ordered him out of his house. He picked up a small .22 caliber revolver in an effort to frighten the intruder away, he added. When this failed to rid him of the accused, Walters continued, he hit Bonchocky and knocked him across a table, after which the latter left. Walters claims he did not know Bonshosky had been shot until told later by neighbors and the arresting officers. Assistant County Detective W.T. Walker and Constable Walter Brown arrived. He said the gun must have been discharged as he held it in his hands but insists he was ignorant of the fact. Banchosky’s condition is not serious, according to hospital authorities.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 12, 1930, page 1, column1,
continued to page 7, column 3


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SHOOTING VICTIM
DIES IN HOSPITAL

Frank Bonchosky Succumbs
Suddenly; Was Shot in Leg
By Alva C. Walters

   Suffering from a mental condition which advanced rapidly Friday night, Frank Bonchosky, aged 31, died in Uniontown hospital at noon Saturday, June 14, 1930. He was brought to the hospital Wednesday evening suffering from a pistol shot in the region of the right knee. Immediately after Bronchosky’s death County Detective A. A. Downing set out to re-arrest Alva C. Walters, 72 year old farmer of Meadowbrook who shot Bonchosky during a quarrel last Wednesday evening. Bonchosky went to the Walters house alleging that Walters had accused him of stealing three sheep from the Edgar Hustead farm in Georges township. In the argument that followed Walters declares he shot in self defense. A post mortem to determine the actual cause of death will be conducted by Dr. H.A. Belen. His testimony will be taken later at a coroner’s inquest to be conducted by Dr. S.A. Baltz. Bonchosky became delirious Friday night. Up to that time it was believed the wound was of a trivial nature. He never regained complete consciousness. He is survived in addition to his wife and family by his father and mother, four brothers and five sisters. He resided at 358 Elma avenue, Uniontown. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock in St. John’s Roman Catholic church with Rev. Fr. B.P. Kenna officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 16, 1930 page 4, column 2

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Mary BONCHOSKY (1926-1996)

   Mary Bonchosky, 70, of Hopwood, Pa., died Tuesday, July 16, 1996, in the Fayette Health Care Center. She was born June 15, 1926, in Uniontown, the daughter of the late Frank Bonchosky and Hazel Greene Bonchosky Howard. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a brother, Bernard Bonchosky. Surviving are a sister, Dorothy J. Franks of Uniontown. Miss Bonchosky was a retired Bell Telephone operator. Private services will be held at the family’s convenience. Arrangements are under the direction of the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1996

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Charles BOND ( -1937)

CHARLES BOND

   Charles Bond, 17, of Morgantown, W. Va., but has been making his home with an uncle, Brooks Poole of Whitsett for the past two years, died suddenly Saturday night about 7:30 o’clock. The boy, a Junior in the Perryopolis High school and a member of the Junior Basketball team of that school, was at the Boger Service Station, Star Junction, when he suddenly fell over and was dead before medical assistance could be obtained. The body was taken to the home at Morgantown for burial.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 12, 1937, page 2, column 1

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Peter BOND ( -1938)

PETER BOND

   Peter Bond, 72, died of complications at 5:30 o’clock Tuesday morning in his home at New Salem. Surviving are his wife and 11 children, including: Mrs. Anna Strickler, Encorse, Mich.; Mrs. Elizabeth Young, Grafton, W. Va.; Albert Bond and Mrs. Josephine Dosseff, both of Akron, O.; Peter Bond, Jr., Katherine Goulette and Anthony Bond, all of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Emma Carr, Toledo; Mrs. Esther Stelmock, Newboro, Pa.; John and Edward Bond, at home. In addition, a brother, Tony Bond, Wheeling, W. Va., and a sister, Mrs. Echard, Denver, Col., survive. The body can be viewed by friends in Sangston Funeral Home at McClellandtown, after which it will be removed to Detroit, Mich., for interment in Memorial Park cemetery, that place.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, October 26, 1938, page 4, column 2

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Rebecca BOND ( -1917)

MRS. REBECCA BOND

   Mrs. Rebecca Bond, 63 years old, a well known resident of Springfield township, died yesterday afternoon at her home near Davistown, following a lingering illness. Funeral Sunday morning at 10 o’clock from the family residence and at 11:30 o’clock from the Church of the Brethren at White. Interment in Eutsey cemetery. Deceased is survived by her husband, W. M. Bond, and four children, including Mrs. Levi Christner of Indian Head and Misses Margaret and Mary Bond of Warren, O.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, January 5, 1917, page 3, column 4

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William Jon BOND (1911-1997)

   William Jon Bond, 86, of Monessen, Pa., died Thursday, May 8, 1997, in Washington Hospital, Washington, Pa. He is survived by a son, William J. Bond of Lexington, Ky.; a stepson, Donald Johnson of Perryopolis, Pa.; two sisters: Emma Bond Dolan of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Alice Bond Madeira of Morgantown, W.Va.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Eley/McCrory Funeral Home, Inc., 334 Main St., Fayette City, Pa., today from 12 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, May 12, until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–February 8, 1911
   Died—–May 8, 1997


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1997

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Connie Bryner BONDI-WICKHAM (1960-2012)

   Connie Bryner Bondi, of Castle Rock, Colorado passed away on Monday, January 23, 2012 at Sky Ridge Medical Center, in Lone Tree, Colorado. Connie was born in Connellsville, Pa. on October 12, 1960 only daughter of Marcella Bryner, formerly of Uniontown, Pa. She graduated from Connellsville High School in 1978 and received her BA from Penn State in 1987 and a Master’s Degree from Radford University in Virginia in 1989. Connie was an Associate Professor at Penn State Fayette. Connie moved to Colorado in 1994 and taught at Metro State, she then worked as a training manager at the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post and later as a District Manager at the Denver Post. Survived by her husband Rick; children: Kristina Bondi, Michael Bondi and Andrew Bondi, grandchild Nevaeh Bondi and her mother Marcella Bryner. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 12 p.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. at Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home, Castle Rock, Colorado. Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, also in Cedar Rock.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Bondi-Wickham, Connie, age 51 passed away 1/23/12. She is survived by beloved husband Rick, mother Marcella Bryner and children Kristina, Michael and Andrew. Visitation Friday 12:00 PM and funeral service 1:00 PM both at Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home, Castle Rock, CO.


The Denver Post, Denver, CO, Thursday, January 26, 2012

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

Billy Bonich, aged six years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bonich of 277 North Gallatin avenue, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Thursday night, September 24, 1931, at 9:27 o'clock of a complication of diseases.  He is survived by his parents and six brothers and sisters.  No funeral arrangements have been completed.


Albert Francis BONIELLA ( -1966)

BONIELLA, ALBERT FRANCIS— Age 5 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Boniella of Wick Haven, died Wednesday, July 6, 1966 at 2 p.m., at the Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh. Also surviving are two sisters, Marlene Amelia and Christine Ann, both at home; maternal and paternal grandmothers, Mrs. Mary Dermovsek and Mrs. Lena Boniella, both of Wick Haven. Friends are being received in the Blair Funeral Home, Perryopolis. Services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o’clock in St. John’s R. C. Church, Perryopolis with Rev. Fr. James Miller as celebrant. Interment in West Newton Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 8, 1966, page 13, column 2

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Ernest BONIELLA (1921-1995)

   Ernest Boniella, 73, of Perryopolis R.D. 2 died Wednesday, March 1, 1995, at 12:20 p.m. in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Aug. 13, 1921, in Star Junction, the son of the late Angelo and Lena Pennella Boniella. He was a member of St. John’s R.C. Church, Perryopolis. Mr. Boniella was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army; a member of VFW Gold Star Post 7023, Perryopolis; a social member of the Sons of Italy Lodge 730, and a member of the Slovak Catholic Sokol Club Branch 25, both of Perryopolis. Surviving are one sister and two brothers, Mrs. Julia Federico of Fair Lawn, N.J.; John Boniella of Perryopolis, and Albert R. Boniella of Belle Vernon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Florence Shurak, in September, 1985, and one brother, George S. Boniella in November, 1976. Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME, INC., Perryopolis, today from 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where a prayer service will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., in St. John’s R.C. Church, Perryopolis, with the Ref. Fr. John T. Euker as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Perryopolis. A wake service will be held Friday evening at 8:15 p.m., in the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1995

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Ethel M. BONIVICH ( -1996)

   Ethel M. Brown Bonivich, 68, of Point Marion R.D. 1, Pa., died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1996, in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. She is survived by her mother, Sarah Catherine Dove Brown of Valdosta, Ga., two sons: James D. Bonivich of Smock, Pa., and Edward A. Bonivich of Point Marion; three daughters: Betty M. Bonivich of Point Marion, Mrs. Robert (Cathy) Walters of Point Marion R.D. 1, and Ruth Adams of Morgantown, W.Va.; six grandchildren; five brothers: Charles E. Brown of Mentor, Ohio, George William Brown of Willoughby, Ohio, Robert A. Brown of Ocala, Fla., John L. Brown of Greensboro R.D. 1, Pa., and Thomas D. Brown of Painesville, Ohio; two sisters: Mrs. Sam (Sarah E.) Cruz of Wilmington, Del., and Mrs. Dave (Bessie A.) Carter of Valdosta, Ga.; a close friend, Paul Mayle, with whom she made her home; and several nieces and nephews.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1996

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Lgene L. BONNELL (1946-2012)

CALIFORNIA, PA.
Pastor Lgene L. Bonnell

Pastor Lgene L. Bonnell, 65, of California, Pa., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 13, 2012. He was born Sunday, September 29, 1946, in Elizabeth, Pa., the son of the late Floyd and Margaret (Staffen) Bonnell. Pastor Bonnell began his ministry at the Christian Church in Confluence, Pa., where he served for 10 years. In 1980, he moved his family to California, Pa., where he has served as the pastor of the Full Gospel Church for 32 years. Always active in the community, he was a member of International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies and, for many years, he has led the Bible study at the Center in the Woods. In addition to his parents Lgene was preceded in death by one sister, Louise Withers. His pride and joy were his wife, children and especially his grandchildren. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 39 years, Beverly (Benton) Bonnell; six children, Jeremy Bonnell and wife, Angela, of Confluence, Pa., Amy King and husband, Brady, of Tulsa, Okla., Andrew Bonnell of Upper St. Clair, Pa., Brian Bonnell and wife, Cassie, of Belle Vernon, Pa., Cary Reynolds and husband, Ryan, of Roanoke, Va., and Kevin Bonnell and wife, Telma, of Washington, Pa. and one sister, Lorraine Caserta and husband, Jim, of Monongahela, Pa. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Shiloh and Zoe Bonnell, Nathan King, Kensington and Caleb Reynolds, and Taylor Bonnell. Friends will be received in the MARISCOTTI FUNERAL HOME, INC., Anthony N. Mariscotti, Supervisor, 323 Fourth Street, California, Pa. on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m., on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and until 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 17, when services will be held in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Full Gospel Church, 507 Green Street, California PA 15419.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 13, 2012

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Stella Reed BOOKHEART (1917-1994)

BOOKHEART — Friends will be received in the Muriel E. Lantz Funeral Home, 297 East Main St., Uniontown, on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1994, from noon until 1 p.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Howard E. Dantzler officiating. Interment will follow in Edenborn Cemetery.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–May 14, 1917
   Died—–January 14, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1994

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Caroline M. Penic BOOKSHAR (1922-2011)

   Caroline M. Penic Bookshar, age 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at home in Merrittstown, Pennsylvania surrounded by her loving Family. She was born on Friday, December 8, 1922 at Oliphant, Fayette County, Pennsylvania the daughter of Frank Penic and Mary Stepanic Penic. Caroline was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Uniontown, the Republic Community Library, Republic, Pennsylvania, where she had served as the Secretary of the Republic Library Board and was the past President of the Friends of the Library. She was also a member of the Franklin Grange No. 1169 and the Act 101 Advisory Board at California University of Pennsylvania.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Bookshar; a grandson, John Joseph Bookshar; and these brothers and sister, Frank, Rudolph, Joseph and Theresa Penic. She is survived by these sons and daughters: Benjamin Bookshar and his wife Toni of Republic, Pennsylvania, Joseph Bookshar and his wife Ruth of Fairchance, Pennsylvania, William 'Bradley' Bookshar and his wife Suzanne of Merrittstown, B a r r y Bookshar and his wife Ann of Brownsville, Pennsylvania, Randy Bookshar and Bonnie Bookshar both of Merrittstown with whom Caroline made her home, and Donna Enrico and husband Dave of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania; grandchildren: Barry Bookshar Jr. and wife Etienne of Delaware, Ohio, Lori DiCenzo and husband Bill of Uniontown, Bob Bookshar of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Brian Bookshar of Uniontown, Justin Bookshar, Merrittstown, Melinda Gaydos and Joey Bookshar both of Fairchance, William Enrico and Madelyn Enrico both of Camp Hill; great grandchildren: Anthony DiCenzo, Brayden Bookshar and Cameron Gaydos; sisters-in-law: Jean Penic, Ruth Penic and special sister-in-law Alice Penic; and many nieces and nephews.

   Friends will be received in DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Pennsylvania on Monday, March 28, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 in ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Uniontown, from 12 Noon until 1 p.m., the hour of Service with her Pastor, the Rev. Bernard W. Carl, officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pennsylvania. Memorial contributions in Caroline's memory may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 121 Walnut Hill Road, Uniontown, PA 15401 or to the Republic Community Library, Republic, PA 15475.


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

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William BOOKSHAR (1922-2002)

   William Bookshar, 79, of Merrittstown, Pa., passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Dec. 30, 1922, in Republic, Pa., son of the late John and Minnie Wuske Bookshar. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, John Joseph Bookshar; and these sisters and brothers, Suzanne Gorio, Theodosia Noel, Lillian Bookshar, John Bookshar and George Bookshar. He was a member of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church of Brownsville, a retired foreman from the National Mines at Isabella, a member of the United Mine Workers of America, Local 2, District 6295, a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps, and a member of American Legion Post 590 of Republic.

   He is survived by his wife, Carol Penic Bookshar; these sons and daughters, Ben Bookshar and his wife, Toni of Republic, Joseph Bookshar and his wife, Ruth of Fairchance, Bill (Brad) Bookshar and his wife, Sue of Brier Hill, Bonnie Bookshar of Merrittstown, Barry Bookshar and his wife, Ann of Brownsville, Randy Bookshar of Merrittstown, and Donna Enrico and her husband, Dave of Lemoyne, Pa.; nine grandchildren, Lori Bookshar, Robert Bookshar, Melinda Bookshar, Joey Bookshar, Brian Bookshar, Justin Bookshar, Barry Bookshar and William and Madelyn Enrico; a sister, Minnie Dorsey of Indiana, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.

   Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and until 11 a.m., on Friday, the hour of service, with the Rev. James P. Dorow officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park. Memorial contributions should be made to the St Andrew's Lutheran Church, 307 High St., Brownsville, PA 15417, or to the Republic Community Library, PO Box 165, Republic, PA 15475.


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

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Charles E. BOONE ( -1954)

Charles E Boone, 54 of Adelaide, died at his home at 1 o'clock Wednesday morning. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Bessie Boone; five sons, Donald of Melcroft, Charles L and Ralph E, in the Army, and LeRoy and Robert at home; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Rimel of Dawson and Loretta and Thelma at home; four brothers, Grover of Adelaide, John of Star Junction, George of Bitner and Warren of Wick Haven, and two sisters, Mrs. Nevina Morris of Wick Haven and Mrs. Elizabeth Higbee of Grindstone.

The funeral service will be conducted at the home at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Interment will be in Dickerson Run Union Cemetery in charge of Blair's funeral service of Perryopolis.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, February 11, 1954, page 2, column 3

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Donald E. BOONE (1923-1965)

Township Resident Dies After Being Hit by Auto

Donald E. Boone, 42 of 1503 Pine Alley, Connellsville Township, was struck by a car and fatally injured at about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday on Route 201, approximately one-half mile west of Connellsville. According to state police, Boone was walking in the right lane of traffic when the west bound car, driven by Eugene Conway, 57, of 213 Dent St., Belle Vernon, struck him. The injured man was taken to Connellsville State General Hospital where he was admitted with a fractured skull and fractured leg. He died about 30 minutes later.

He was born June 3, 1923, at Star Junction, the son of Mrs. Bessie Sullenberger Boone and the late Charles L. Boone. He was employed by the New York Central Railroad as a brakeman and was a member of Milton L. Bishop Post No. 301, American Legion, Walter E. Brown Post No. 21, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the F. O. Eagles; he served with the U. S. Army in the European theater of operations during World War Two and received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, combat infantry badge and good conduct medal.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ada Irene Miller Boone; four brothers, Charles, Ralph and Leroy of Connellsville, and Lance Cpl. Robert with the U. S. Marines in California; three sisters, Mrs. James (Dorothy) Rimel of Dawson, Mrs. Carl (Loretta) Stouffer of Scottdale and Mrs. Robert (Thelma) Cook of Hyndman, Pa. The body was taken to the Fink funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, June 16, 1965

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bullet Harry BOONE died in 1925. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(34)

BOONE, HARRISON - January 1858 - January 24, 1925:
Harry Boone one of the oldest and best known residents of Adelaide died Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at his home after a two months illness of dropsy.  Mr. Boone was 67 years old.  He had been making his home at Adelaide fro the past 48 years.  His wife has been dead for 17 years.  Mr. Boone is survived by six sons two daughters and one brother.  The sons are George of Smock, Grover of Adelaide, John, William, Warren and Charles all of Star Junction the daughters are Mrs. Minerva Morris of Star Junction and Mrs. Elizabeth Higbee of Colonial No. 3.  The brother is Joseph of Greensboro Greene County.  The body was removed by Funeral Director Ira Blair from the Adelaide residence to his establishment at Perryopolis Saturday evening and later to the home of a son John at Star Junction.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of John Boone of Star Junction.  Rev. J.A. Forgie, pastor of the Star Junction Methodist Episcopal Church, will officiate.  Burial will be made in Dickerson Run Union Cemetery.
The Daily Courier (Connellsville, PA), January 26, 1925


Lawrence C. BOONE (1901-1974)

BOONE, LAWRENCE C.— Age 73 years of Greensboro, Pa., died Friday, July 5, 1974 in his home. He was born in Greensboro on February 7, 1901, the son of the late Joseph and Susan (Longstrelh) Boone. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, member and past chief of the Greensboro VFD, Greene County Fire Members Association, Southwestern Chief Association and Western Pennsylvania Foreman’s Association. He was a retired coal miner and a member of Local 6310 UMWA, Greensboro. Surviving are his wife, Zelin (DeBolt) Boone, four sons, Herman L., Lawrence E. Boone both of Greensboro, Marvin L. Boone, North Madison, Ohio, Arnold I. Boone, Brevard, North Carolina; one sister, Lucy Cannon, Aliquippa, Pa.; sixteen grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. He was predeceased by three sisters and six brothers. The family will receive friends at the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Pt. Marion this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and until 2 p.m. Monday the hour of service with Rev. Mary Zook officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Hill Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, July 6, 1974, page 16, column 5

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Thurman Leroy BOONE (1939-2004)

Thurman Leroy Boone, 64, of Connellsville, Pa., died Saturday, April 10, 2004, in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Anna Carol Paul Boone; daughters: Leanne G. Vaillancourt of Scottdale, Pa., and Mrs. Don (Diana L.) Porterfield of Mount Pleasant, Pa.; four grandchildren; brothers: Charles L. "Junior" Boone and Ralph E. Boone both of Connellsville, Pa., and Robert E. Boone of Dawson, Pa.; and sisters: Dorothy M. Rimel of Dawson, Loretta S. Stouffer of Scottdale, and Thelma R. Cook of Hyndman, Pa.

Arrangements are under direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 South First Street, West Side, Connellsville.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, April 13, 2004


Thurman "Leroy" Boone, 64, of Connellsville, Pa., died Saturday, April 10, 2004 in H. C. Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant, Pa. "Leroy" is survived by his wife, Anna Carol Paul Boone; daughters: Mrs. Christopher (Leanne G.) Vaillancourt, of Scottdale, Pa., and Mrs. Michael (Diana L.) Porterfield of Mount Pleasant, Pa.; four grandchildren; sisters: Dorothy M. Boone Rimel of Dawson, Pa., Loretta S. Boone Stouffer of Scottdale, Pa., and Thelma R. Boone Cook of Hyndman, Pa.; and brothers: Charles L. "Junior" Boone and Ralph Boone both of Connellsville, Pa., and Robert E. Boone of Dawson, Pa.

There will be no public viewing. Arrangements are under direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 South First Street, West Side, Connellsville, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, April 18, 2004


Thurman “Leroy” Boone, 64, of Connellsville, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2004, in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant. He was born Sept. 3, 1939, in Dawson a son of the late Charles and Bessie L. Sullenberger Boone. He was a Protestant by faith. He retired from CSX Railroad after 34 years of service, where he was a foreman in the maintenance of way department. Leroy liked to hunt and fish and especially enjoyed riding his motorcycle with his wife, Anna. He was a regular member of the F.O. Eagles 493 for 35 years, where he was very active and held the position of trustee for several years. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and member of VFW Post 21 in Connellsville.

Leroy is survived by his wife Anna Carol Paul Boone, to whom he was married 34 years; two daughters, Leanne G. and Christopher A. Vaillancourt of Scottdale and Diana L. Porterfield and her husband, Michael Anthony, of Mount Pleasant; four grandchildren, Crystal L. Vaillancourt, Brittany C. Vaillancourt, Brandon M. Boone and Brett M. Porterfield; three sisters, Dorothy M. Rimel of Dawson, Loretta S. Stouffer of Scottdale and Thelma R. Cook of Hyndman; three brothers, Charles L. “Junior” Boone and his wife, Leona, Ralph E. Boone and his wife, Joanne, all of Connellsville, and Robert E. Boone and his wife, Patricia, of Dawson.

In addition to his parents, Leroy was predeceased by a brother, Donald E. Boone, and a sister, Elizabeth M. Boone.

At the request of Thurman “Leroy” Boone, there will be no public viewing or visitation. Interment will be private. The family requests that any donations be directed to UPMC cancer research. Arrangements are under the direction of the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side Connellsville. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, April 13, 2004

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Emery J. BOOR (1913-2008)

   Emery J. Boor, 95, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Wednesday, May 14, 2008, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born May 2, 1913, in Uniontown, a son of the late Emery B. Boor and Mary Fabina Boor. Also, preceding him in death were his wife, Eleanor Jane Whetsel Boor, and three sisters, Rose Kalich, Ethel Pelligreen, and Irene Pompii. Mr. Boor was a graphic sign constructor, who previously owned and operated the Boor Sign Company, in Uniontown. He was a veteran of World War II, having served honorably in the United States Navy, and was a member of the Uniontown Central Christian Church. Emery was a member of the VFW Post 47 and the Circus Builders Association. Surviving are three children: Robert Lee Boor and his wife, Nancy, of Tucson, Ariz., Jerry Boor and his wife, Linda, of Uniontown, and Pamela Jane Moran and her husband, Alan, of Amherst, Ohio; three grandchildren: Robert Ryan Boor, Kevin Jerome Boor, and Cara Lee Cilano; and three great grandchildren: Jessie Cilano, Jacob Cilano, and Hanna Boor. Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., on Sunday, May 18, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Monday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Reverend Art Mace, officiating. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at Lafayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 16, 2008

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Douglas Wayne BOORD (1938-2012)

SANTA CLARITA, CALIFORNIA
Douglas Wayne Boord

Douglas Wayne Boord passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012 in Santa Clarita, California. He was born in Royal, Pennsylvania on April 16, 1938 to Joseph Boord and Sarah Jane (Sutton) Boord. He joined the United States Marine Corps in September 1956. While stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, he met his wife Peggy. After an Honorable Discharge in December 1959, they moved to Los Angeles, California. He joined the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department in August 1968 and moved to Saugus in 1970. He retired from the LA Sheriff’s Department in March 1994. “Doug” was predeceased by his parents; his grandparents, Jesse and Maggie (Rhodes) Sutton; and the following uncles and aunt: Phillip Sutton, John Sutton, and Anna Mae (Sutton) Hull. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Peggy Hawkins Boord; two daughters: Mona Jean Boord, D.V.M., of Jamul, California and Shirley Boord Luna and her husband Paul of Santa Clarita, California; two granddaughters: Sara Christina Luna and Rachael Christiana Luna of Santa Clarita; two brothers: Ronald Joseph Boord and wife Portia of Greenville, Ohio and Larry Keith Boord and wife Ruby of Santa Clarita, California; uncles and aunts: Ralph “Elick” Sutton and wife Ida, Betty (Sutton) Swaney, Thelma Joan (Sutton) Golden, Marvin Sutton and wife Grace and Belva (Sutton) Wilson and husband Harry. His memorial service will be Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 2 p.m. in SANTA CLARITA BAPTIST CHURCH, 27249 Luther Drive, Canyon Country, California, with Pastor Scott Basolo officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Doug’s memory to his niece who is a Lymphoma patient. Donations can be mailed to: Rhonda Hanes, 6606 Woodbriar Lane, Greenville, OH 45331. Obituary provided by the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, August 26, 2012

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John L. BOORD ( -1930)

JOHN L. BOORD

   John L. Boord, 60, died Sunday afternoon, January 12, 1930, at 4 o'clock in his late home in Masontown following a stroke of paralysis suffered two weeks ago. He was a son of Jacob and Elizabeth LaClere Boord. Mr. Boord is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma Boord and one son, James E. of Masontown. One brother, Minor, of New Geneva and three sisters, Mrs. Frank Deffenbaugh, Ohio; Mrs. Mose Clark, Smithfield R.D., and Mrs. Mary Snyder of Uniontown, also survive. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p. m. in the Methodist church, Masontown, and burial will be in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January, 1930, page 9, column 5

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bullet Susan BOORD died in 1900. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(47)

Susan Boord died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Jasper Clemmer, in Springhill township on the 7th of February, 1900, at the ripe age of 94 years last Christmas day  She was the oldest person living in Springhill at the time of her death.  She was the widow of George Boord, who died about 50 years ago.  She is the last one of the sisters of the Bowers family and is survived by only one brother, Joseph Bowers of Cheat Haven, Pa., who is living at a very ripe age.
She was the mother of six children: Mrs. Jesse Lyons, now dead; Mrs. Alpheus Swearingen, Mrs. Jasper Clemmer, Joseph B ord of Springhill township, James Boord of near Rosedale, Pa., who was a soldier in Co. D, 3d West Virginia cavalry during the war of the rebellion, and Jacob Boord, now dead.  Mrs. Boord was a member of the Lutheran church for about 80 years.  Funeral at Mount Moriah burial ground, conducted by Rev. Ira M. Wallace of Morgantown, West Va.
(Daily News Standard, February 13, 1900)


bullet Edmund BOOTH died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

Edmund Booth, aged 59 years, a well known resident of Brownsville for the past twenty-seven years, died at his home there this morning, December 5, 1931, at 12:50 o'clock following a lingering illness.
The deceased was born September 15, 1872 at Connellsville. Pa., and was a son of the late Hamilton M. and Margaret A. Booth, who for a number of years were residents of North Charleroi. He was in the service of the Pennsylvania railroad for more than 20 years and was well known in the valley district.

Surviving are three brothers, Harry F. Booth of North Charleroi, L.R. Booth of Brownsville and Maurice Booth of Belle Vernon and two sisters, Mrs. C. C. Shaw of Oakland, California, and Mrs. William C. Gottheld of near Hannen's Heights. His wife Mrs. Mac Booth, died about five years ago.

Funeral service; will be held at the late home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with interment, following in Fayette City cemetery.
(The Charleroi Mail - 12/5/1931)


bullet Jesse S. BOOTH died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Jesse S. Booth, aged 85 years and four months, died in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles Messmore, 226 Wilson avenue, Sunday morning at 5:30 o'clock.
A native of Washington county, Mr. Booth was a son of the late William and Katherine Booth.  For many years ???
(balance of obit is missing)
(Herald - February 4, 1935)


Julia BOOTH ( - )

   Julia “Julie” Santo Nussbaum Booth, 61, of Oakland, Md., and formerly of Roscoe, Pa., died Friday in West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Mary Santo of Roscoe; her husband, Albert Booth; two sons, Joel Nussbaum and Mark Nussbaum and Patrick Booth; one step-daughter, Robin Nussbaum; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Ann Adamson of Pittsburgh and Theresa Vavro of McKeesport; and four brothers, Michael Santo of Coal Center, Stanley Santo of North Homestead, Ohio, Robert Santo of California, Pa., and Larry Santo of McHenry, Ill. Friends will be received in the Ed Melenyzer Funeral Home Inc., 1008 Furlong Ave, Roscoe, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 9:30 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, date unknown

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Sherman T. BOOTH ( -1968)

Mr. Booth Death Told

   Sherman T. Booth, formerly a partner in a coal business with Frank Hess, died yesterday. Mr. Booth resided at 32 Shady Lane. A member of the Central Christian Church, Mr. Booth was the son of the late Thomas and Clara Gillelt Booth. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Diffenderier Booth; a brother, George, Bethel Park; three sister, Rose Young, Curwensville; Della Cupler and Grace Guiler, both of Ohio. Friends will be received in the family residence after 7 this evening. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jerome W. Shell Funeral home.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, January 24, 1968, page 1 column 2


BOOTH, SHERMAN T.— Friends are being received in the family residence, 32 Shady Lane, today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until 1 p.m. Friday the hour of service with Dr. Earl P. Confer officiating. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of the Jerome W. Shell Funeral Home, 318 Morgantown St.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 25, 1968, page 25, column 8

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Richard BORDASPhoto  ( -2012)

Richard Bordas
FAIRHAVEN, MASS.

Richard Bordas, 73, of Fairhaven, Mass., passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012, at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. He was the husband of Lee (Cauley) Bordas with whom he shared 41 years of marriage. Born in Vanderbilt, a son of the late John and Johanna (Wisilosky) Bordas, he was a resident of Fairhaven since 1978, moved to New Bedford in 1996 and returned to Fairhaven in 2005. Richard was a graduate of Divine Word Seminary, received his STB from St. Mary’s Seminary, received his master’s degree in English from Loyola University in Illinois and received his master’s of social work from Simmons School of Social Work. He was ordained a priest as a member of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD). His life was spent in service to others. He was an English teacher at Divine Word College in Iowa and had worked as a social worker for the Department of Social Services in Fall River until retiring in 2002. Richard was a beekeeper and a choir member at St. Joseph’s Church and enjoyed traveling, reading and the symphony. He was a devoted husband, father and friend who touched the lives of many people. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Edward Bordas and his wife, Nina Columbaro, of Dorchester, Mass., John Bordas and his fiancée, Clara Simoes, of New Bedford, and Hanna Bordas and her husband, Eric Vargo of Santa Monica, Calif.; his grandchildren, Lorenzo Bordas and Rosanna Vargo; his sisters, Joan Stanko, of Scotia, N.Y., Marlene Riggin, of Vanderbilt, and Vicky Basinger, of Scottdale; his brothers, David Bordas, of Charlevoix, Mich., and William Bobby Wisilosky, of Vanderbilt, PA; and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late John Bordas. His funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph’s Church, 74 Spring St., Fairhaven, Mass. Visiting hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AT FAIRLAWN, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven, Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Mariner Youth Soccer Club, P.O. Box 958, Mattapoisett, MA 02739.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, July 30, 2012, page A2

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Thomas M. BOREK, Sr. (1942-2007)

   Thomas M. Borek, Sr., age 64, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., died Friday, July 20, 2007 in the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He was born October 2, 1942, in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa., the son of John Borek and Mary Milanowski Borek. He graduated from the former Scottdale High School, Westmoreland County, Pa. "Tom" was formerly employed at Robertshaw Controls (later Invensys) in New Stanton, Westmoreland County, Pa., where he was employed for 32 years. He was a Veteran of the Untied States Army, who served during the time of the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 595, in Everson, Fayette County, Pa., and The Polish Falcons Nest 147, in Mount Pleasant Pa., and was a social member of the Mount Pleasant Fireman's Club. Early in his life he was a member of Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Everson, Pa., and was a current member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, in Connellsville.

   "Tom" was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Patty Cole Borek; one son, Thomas M. Borek, Jr., and his wife, Susane, of Vanderbilt, Fayette County, Pa.; his grandson, Thomas, whom he loved and adored; one brother, Stanley Borek and his wife, Patricia, of McClure, Pa.; and one sister, Dolores Solinski and her husband, Steve, of Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania.

   Family and friends will be received today from 3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 111 East Green Street, Connellsville, where a Blessing Service will be held Tuesday, July 24, at 9:00 a.m. A Funeral Mass follows at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Ronald Cyktor, as Celebrant. Interment, with Full Military Honors, will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Connellsville. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooks-funeralhomes.com


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, July 22, 2007

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Alice BORING Stone  (1857-1919)

MRS. ALICE BORING

   Following a lingering illness, Mrs. Alice Boring, 61 years old, died Friday at her home in Uniontown. She was the widow of David F. Boring.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, April 5, 1919, page 2, column 4

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David Samuel BORING Stone  (1854-1903)

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

   David Boring, one of the ---- is in a very critical condition at his home on East Berkeley street. At the present time his condition is giving his friends considerable alarm. His son, William Boring, is filling the position of ---- during his father’s sickness and is doing it in a perfectly satisfactory manner.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, March 28, 1903, page 1, column 1


   Death notice for David Samuel Boring, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, March 30 & 31, 1903. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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Elizabeth Johnson BORING Stone  (1833-1909)

   Death notice for Elizabeth Johnson Boring appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 18, 1909. Complete text is not currently available.


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George BORING (1863-1939)

GEORGE BORING

   George Boring, 76 years old, of Dunbar, died at 7:30 o'clock Saturday night at Connellsville State Hospital where he had been a patient for several months with complications. Mr. Boring was born near Perryopolis on January 9, 1863, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Boring, and had been a resident of Dunbar for the past 60 years. He worked for years at the furnace and glass house after Freeport mine had been abandoned. He was unmarried. He leaves one sister, Mrs. Jennie Wilson of Dunbar. The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the James T. Burhans funeral establishment. Rev. David E. Minerd of Connellsville will officiate. Interment will be made in Franklin Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, March 27, 1939, page 6, column 3

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John W. BORING ( -1917)

   Death notice for John W. Boring, lifelong resident of Fayette Co., Pa., appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, July 6, 1917. Complete text is not currently available.


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Lillian Pearl Shaffer BORING (1903-2001)

Lillian P. Boring
Mount Pleasant

Lillian Pearl Shaffer Boring, 98, of Mount Pleasant, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, in the Scottdale Manor. She was born Sept. 24, 1903, in Perryopolis, a daughter of the late James E. and Flora Mossberg Shaffer. She was a member of the Mount Joy Church of the Brethren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Boring, in 1978; a great-grandchild; seven children, Norma Jean, Lois Jane, Shirley, Joseph, Allen, William and Thomas J. Boring Jr.; and a sister, Alverda Hazen. She is survived by two sons, Robert V. Boring and Budd Arlin Boring, both of Mount Pleasant, R.D.2; a daughter, Mrs. William E. (Alverda) Poorbaugh of Connellsville, R.D.2, (Wooddale); 18 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the LUTHER J. GRIMM FUNERAL HOME, Mount Pleasant, Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 2 p.m., the time of service, with the Rev. Douglas Burns officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenlick Cemetery, Bullskin Township.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, November 16, 2001

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Mary C. BORING ( -1927)

MARY C. BORING

   Mrs. Mary C. Boring, aged 44 years, wife of William C. Boring, of Evans street, died in the Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Monday morning, Marcy 7, 1927, at 9:48 o’clock. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Howard N. Wright, and eight brothers and sisters: Nelson A. Wright, Frank C. Wright, Mrs. William Barkley and Joe N. Wright, all of Addison; Mrs. C. H. Springer and Mrs. Victor Griffith of Somerfield; Mrs. Clyde Bower of Confluence and Guy Wright of Youngstown, O. Mrs. Boring was a member of the Great Bethel Baptist church of this city; Laurette chapter, Order of Eastern Star and Trax Class of the Great Bethel Baptist Sunday school. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, March 8, 1927, page 8, column 4


BORING SERVICES

   Funeral services for Mrs. William A. Boring will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in the Boring home in Evans street with the Rev. Frank Hollinshead officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. Pallbearers will be T. L. Morgan, Robert J. Arnett, Harry Baker, Merle Nicklow, William T. Null and Robert Bierbower.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 9, 1927, page 3, column 3

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Robert V. BORING (1931-2008)

   Robert V. Boring, 77, of Mt. Pleasant, Bullskin Township, Fayette County, Pa., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at Oak Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa. He was born Feb. 11, 1931, at his home in Bullskin Township, a son of the late Thomas J. and Lillian P. Shaffer Boring. He was retired from Exxon and the Connellsville Area School District, in Fayette County, Pa. Robert also served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a former member of the Kosciuszko Club of Mt. Pleasant and the Slovak Club, of Connellsville. He was a former member of the Bullskin Township Fair Board, and a member of Paradise United Methodist Church. He is survived by his loving family, his wife of 50 years, Lee Anna Basinger Boring; his six daughters, Cindy Priselac and her husband, John, of Lexington, S.C., Sandi McAteer and her fiancé, Neil Echard, of Monroeville, Pa., Mary Ann Shaffer and her husband, Joe, of Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pa., Tammy Henry, of Dawson, Fayette County, Pa., Bobbi Jo Nurminen and her husband, John, of Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa., and Heather Grimm and her husband, Robert, of Connellsville; eight grandchildren, Brittany, Daris, Ryan, Meagan, Cameron, Troy, Casey and Taylor; one sister, Alverta Poorbaugh, of Bullskin Township; one brother, Bud Boring and his wife, Mona, of Bullskin Township; a sister-in-law, Wilma Thayer Boring, of West Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, William and Thomas Boring; and a brother-in-law, Edward Poorbaugh. Family and friends will be received from 2 p.m. until the hour of service at 8 p.m. Saturday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Charles Prevot, officiating.


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

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Sarah BORING ( -1897)

   Death notice for Sarah Boring appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, April 24, 1897. Complete text is not currently available.


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Thomas 'Jake' BORING, Jr. (1924-2001)

Thomas Boring, Jr.
Mount Pleasant, R.D.2

Thomas "Jake" Boring Jr., 77, of Mount Pleasant, R.D.2, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at the IHS of Greater Pittsburgh, Greensburg. He was born May 8, 1924, in Mount Pleasant, son of Lillian Pearl Shaffer Boring of Mount Pleasant and the late Thomas J. Boring. He was a retired auto mechanic, having worked for the former Poster Auto Sales of Mount Pleasant. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, William P. Boring in 1998. He is survived by three sons, Wayne of Clarksville, Tenn., James of Bear, Del., and Charles of New Castle, Del.; one daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Charlotte) Stepnowski of Dover, Del.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert V. Boring and Bud Arlin Boring, both of Mount Pleasant, R.D.2 ; and a sister, Mrs. William (Alverda) Poorbaugh of Connellsville, R.D.2 (Wooddale). There was no public viewing or funeral services. Arrangements by LUTHER J. GRIMM FUNERAL HOME, Mount Pleasant.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, October 20, 2001

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William A. BORING Stone  (1881-1947)

William Boring
Taken Suddenly

Served 40 Years as Law
Librarian

   One of the district’s most highly esteemed residents, Attorney William A. Boring, aged 66, law librarian at the Fayette county courthouse for the past 40 years, died at 9:20 Wednesday night, August 6, 1947, in Uniontown Hospital where he had been a patient since Monday. Mr. Boring underwent an operation last May and later returned to the library. He remained active through last Friday and was taken ill at work. Mr. Boring was reputed to be the dean of law librarians in the state. The bench and Bar considered him a master librarian and his department often was taken as a model by legal authorities in other districts. Of a modest, retiring nature, Mr. Boring had a legion of friends. He was active in Masonic circles and was a devout member of the Great Bethel Baptist church. He was born May 21, 1881, on Morgantown Hill here. In his early days he was a newsboy and toby roller at the Nathan Divvens cigar factory here. He served as a tip-staff a short while and later became the law librarian. While he was law librarian he studied law and was admitted to the Fayette County Bar. Mr. Boring was a member of the Memorial Class of the Bethel Baptist church and served a number of times as a member of the Board of Trustees. He was a member of Laurel Lodge, Lodge of Perfection, Commandery, the Consistory, Shrine and Triangle Club. He also was a member of Uniontown Lodge No. 370, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks.

   He is survived by a brother, Lucian S. Boring, and three sisters, Mrs. J. Lewis Whetsel, Mrs. Flo Kremer and Mrs. Cora Bierbower, all of this city. Mrs. Boring, the former Mary Wright, passed away in 1926. The body has been removed to the Ferguson Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 7, 1947, page 1, column 3,
continued to page 3, column 4


BORING, ATTORNEY WILLIAM A.— Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at 2:30 in the Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown St., with Dr. John V. Berger of the Second Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, August 9, 1947, page 3, column 2

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Robert F. BORR ( -1941)

ROBERT F. BORR

   Robert F. Borr, 66 years old, died suddenly at 5 o’clock Saturday afternoon of a heart attack while sitting in a chair at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Byron K. Bishop of the Springfield pike. Mr. Borr suffered his first attack about a month ago and it left him in a weakened condition making it necessary for him to use a cane in walking. He was engaged in filing a new board for his cane when he suffered another attack, causing his death. Born in Hamburg, Germany, April 17, 1875, he was a son of Mrs. Juliana Kemmer Borr and the late Frederick Borr. He came to this country with his parents when six years old, settling in Pittsburgh where he had lived the greater part of his life. He had formerly been a roll turner in the Canton, Ohio, mills of Republic Steel Company, retiring about 10 years ago. He had resided in Connellsville the past seven years with the Bishops. His wife, the former Miss Mary Ellen Pannier of Pittsburgh, preceded him in death October 18, 1921. Surviving in addition to his daughter, Mrs. Bishop, are his mother, now 93 years of age, residing at Northside, Pittsburgh, two brothers, Edward of near Miami, Fla., and William of Northside, Pittsburgh, and one sister, Mrs. C. W. Hutchison of Northside Pittsburgh. He also leaves two grandchildren, Barbara and John Bishop of Springfield pike. The funeral service will be held at noon Tuesday at the Bishop home. Rev. Paul E. Porath, pastor of the German Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be made in Highland Cemetery, Northside, Pittsburgh, in charge of Funeral Director Charles A. McCormick.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, June 2, 1941, page 2, column 4

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Michael J. BORRIS, Jr. (1943-2001)

Michael J. “Hank” Borris, Jr.

   Michael J. “Hank” Borris Jr., 58 of Connellsville died Wednesday in Highlands Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Mary Catherine “Cathy” Morrison Borris; two sons, Gerald A. “Jerry” Borris and Michael J. Borris III, both of Connellsville; a daughter, Mrs. Shaun (Sherry) Garrity of Connellsville; two grandsons; and two brothers, Joseph F. Borris and Thomas E. Borris, both formerly of Connellsville. Friends will be received at the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. First St., (West Side) Connellsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until 11 a.m. Saturday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– July 29, 1943
   Died—– November 7, 2001


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November 2001

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bullet Jennie BORTIMIOLI died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(9)

JENNIE BORTIMIOLI
Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Bortimioli will be held at 1 o'clock this afternoon in the family residence, House 291, Allison, followed by additional services in the Cardale R. C. church.  Rev. Fr. Joseph Forysiak, pastor of the church, will officiate.  Burial in Cardale cemetery.

Mrs. Bortimioli's body was recovered from a reservoir at Allison late Friday night.  She had been the victim of a recent serious illness.

Surviving are her husband, Alfonso; four children, Esther, Ralph, Samuel and John Bortimioli, all at home; one sister and three brothers in Italy.
Oct 1, 1935 (date stamped)


Catherine Eileen BORTZ (1922-1995)

   Catherine Eileen Frederick Bortz, 73, of Pleasant Unity died Saturday in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She is survived by two sons, Ray F. Bortz and his wife, Karen, of Farmington and Richard E. Bortz and his wife, Beverly, of Latrobe; a daughter, Rebecca L. Bortz at home; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Frederick Salvatore of Greensburg and Mrs. Ida Jane Frederick Matthews of Penn; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Gaut-Bacha Funeral Home Inc., Pleasant Unity, today from noon to 2 and 7 to 9 p.m., New Year’s Day from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday until 10 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–March 26, 1922
   Died—–December 30, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1995

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Charles E. BORTZ ( -1960)

C. E. Bortz
Passes Away
At Age 83

Coal Operator,
Business Leader
Succumbs Today

   Death this morning summoned Charles E. Bortz, 83, of Uniontown, retired coal operator and prominent local business leader. Mr. Bortz died at 7:55 a.m. in the Uniontown Hospital. He was a 50-year member of Fayette Lodge 223, F. &. A.M.; Uniontown Lodge of Perfection; Union Royal Arch Chapter 165; Uniontown Commandery No. 49; Pittsburgh Consistory; Syria Temple; B.P.O. Elks No. 370; Uniontown Rotary Club and Second Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George A. Kling of Birmingham, Mich.; three sons, Harold F. of Uniontown, Charles E. Jr. of New Brunswick, N. J., and John (J. C.) of St. Petersburg, Fla.; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Beerbower Sr. of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Charles Summers of Pleasant Unity, and one brother, James, of Dormont. Mr. Bortz was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Anna Yaugher Bortz in 1956. Friends will be received in the Gleason Funeral Home after 7 o’clock tomorrow evening Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, February 20, 1960, page 1, column 3


BORTZ, CHARLES E.— The family will receive friends today from 3-5 and 7-10 in the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., where services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Wilbur P. Christy will officiate. Interment will be in the Memorial Park, St. Petersburg, Fla. The Fayette Lodge 223 F & AM will conduct ritualistic services this evening at 7:30 and the B. P. O. Elks 370 at 9 p.m.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, February 22, 1960, page 17, column 7

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bullet Sandra Jean BOSCHI died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(18)

SANDRA J. BOSCHI
Sandra Jean, nine-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Boschi, died at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, April 11, 1938, at the family home in House 11 at Searights after a short illness of Pneumonia. The parents and one brother survive.
The body will be removed today from the Haky funeral home to the family residence. Plans for the funeral are not complete.
(Herald Apr 12 '38)


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

Funeral services for John Bosick, who died in the Uniontown hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident last Saturday, will be held at the home at Herbert Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with additional services at the St. Procopius R. C. church of new Salem.  Father J. J. Skrak presiding.  Burial in the church cemetery.
(newspaper dated February 2, 1935)


Anthony BOSKOVITCH ( -1962)

BOSKOVITCH, ANTHONY— Aged 62, R.D. 4, Uniontown, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Monday, December 10, 1962. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Agnes Boskovitch; children, Bernice at home; Mrs. Joseph (Dorothy) Kolesar Jr., Cont. 2; four grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Daniel Boskovitch, Uniontown; brothers and sisters, Frank A. Sr., Filbert; John, Carmichaels; Brownie, Hostetter; Joseph, Walnut Hill Road; Peter, Hammond, Ind.; Daniel, Cleveland, O.; Walter, Uniontown; Mrs. John (Catherine) Barries, Pittsburgh; Sister Mary Constance, Martinsburg; Mrs. John (Helen) Surniak and Mrs. Frank (Jean) Poticny, Parma, O. He was a member of St. Joseph’s R. C. Church. Arrangements under the direction of the Haky Funeral Home, are incomplete.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 11, 1962, page 13, column 6


BOSKOVITCH, ANTHONY— Friends are being received in the Haky Funeral Home, 139 W. Fayette St., until Friday at 8:30 a.m., when a prayer service will be held, followed by a Requiem High Mass in St. Joseph’s R.C. Church. The Rev. Fr. Charles Hobytarz will celebrate the mass. Interment will be in the church cemetery, Hopwood. St. Joseph’s Confraternity of Christian Mothers and St. Joseph’s Rosary Society will meet this evening at 7:30 to recite the Rosary.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 13, 1962, page 41, column 6

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Mary Frances BOSLET ( -1939)

MRS. H. J. BOSLET

   Mrs. Mary Frances Boslet, 61, wife of H. J. Boslet of 411 South Pittsburg street, Connellsville, died at 7:45 o’clock Wednesday morning at the Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh. She had been in ill health for the past two weeks and was admitted to the hospital Monday morning for treatment. Surviving are three children: Rev. John R. Boslet, chaplain at the Navy Training Station at Norfolk, Va.; Paul William Boslet at home, and Miss Angela M. Boslet, employed by the federal government at Charleroi. Besides her husband and children, Mrs. Boslet is survived by a brother, John Howe, superintendent of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad shops at Cumberland, Md., and a sister, Mrs. William Logan, Connellsville. The body was returned home yesterday and will be removed by Funeral Director H. B. Stader to the family home where the funeral party will assemble at 9:30 o’clock Saturday morning, going from there to the Immaculate Conception church where requiem high Mass will be celebrated at 10 o’clock by Rev. Henry Geibel. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s cemetery. The family requests that flowers please be omitted.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, July 13, 1939, page 23, column 4

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Aaron BOSLEY Stone  (1851-1923)

AARON BOSLEY

Aaron Bosley, aged 71 years, seven months and 22 days, died at his home near Smithfield, Sunday morning, February 11, 1923, at 8 o’clock, from a complication of diseases. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Blanche Eckert, of Belle Vernon; Mrs. Clara Cooley and Clyde Bosley, both of Smithfield, and Harry Bosley, at home. His wife, Mrs. Lydia Bosley, also survives. Funeral services will be held from the late home Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock followed by interment in the Baptist cemetery at Smithfield.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, February 12, 1923, page 2, column 5

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Albert BOSLEY ( -1934)

ALBERT BOSLEY

Albert Bosley, aged 52, of Dunlap, injured Friday afternoon while at work in the Garwood mine near Brownsville, died in Brownsville General Hospital at 1:35 o’clock Saturday morning, June 17, 1934. Death was attributed to a badly crushed chest and a leg injury suffered when caught beneath a fall of slate. He is survived by the following children: Frank Bosley, at home; John of Cleveland; George, Harold, Myrtle and Emmagene Bosley, all at home; Mrs. Dorothy Ross of Cooksburg Junction; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Garletts, Connellsville; Mrs. George Rushman, Footedale; Mrs. Charles Barkley, Hays Works; a half sister, Mrs. Rose Young, McKeesport; a brother, Henry Bosley, of Isabella and a half brother, Ed Sipo, of Brownfield. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery near Connellsville.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 18, 1934, page 3, column 2

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Barbara K. Brady BOSLEY ( -2004)

Barbara K. Brady Bosley, 49, of Uniontown, Pa., died Monday, April 26, 2004, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church St., Fairchance, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday, April 30, 2004, until 10 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Roger Ice officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


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

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Bessie P. Hugh BOSLEY Stone  (1888-1973)

BESSIE P. BOSLEY

Bessie P. Bosley - Age 85 of 105 Main Street, died Thursday, December 20, 1973, in the West VA University Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Benjamin F. & Elizabeth Partridge Hugh. She was a member of the Smithfield Presbyterian Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Clyde O. Bosley. Surviving is a daughter, Beatrice, at home. Friends will be received at the James B. Vance Funeral Home, Smithfield. Internment in the Mt. Moriah Baptist Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, December 21, 1973, Page 10

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Bessie Reckner BOSLEY Stone  ( -1928)

MRS. BESSIE RECKNER BOSLEY

Mrs. Bessie Reckner Bosley, wife of William Bosley, formerly of Snydertown, died Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock at her home at Republic. She had been ill for some time past and was admitted to the Connellsville State Hospital last March for treatment. Deceased was born and reared in Connellsville and spent virtually all her life her until about a year ago when she moved to Republic. Besides her husband, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. James Artis of Friendsville, Md. She was a niece of F. E. Kennedy and Mrs. M. F. Pickard of Connellsville. Funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Dr. W. H. Hetrick officiating. Interment will be in Hill Grove Cemetery.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, July 26, 1928, page 12, column 2

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Carrol Martin BOSLEY ( -1883)

Died

Bosley.—At Uniontown, on Sunday, the 9th inst., Carrol Martin, infant son of S. C. and Annie M. Bosley, aged eight months and twelve days.


The Keystone Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, September 21, 1883, page 4, column 3

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Charles G. BOSLEY Stone  (1845-1911)

Looking Backward
News of the Past Condensed from the Files of The Courier

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1911

Charles G. Bosley, 66 years old, grief stricken over the death of his employer, Colonel B. F. Boyts, dies.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, November 24, 1921, page 4, column 7, paragraph 7

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Charles BOSLEY, II ( -2005)

Charles Bosley, II, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Sunday, March 6, 2005, at the Uniontown Hospital. He was born in Uniontown, the son of the late Charles Bosley and Mary Martin Bosley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Rita Frankhouser Bosley on Feb. 14, 2005. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church and B.P.O. Elks No. 370. Charlie graduated from North Union High School, Class of 1956, and retired from Centennial Chevrolet after 34 years in the automotive parts department. He is survived by two daughters, Brenda Caromano and husband, Fred of Uniontown, and Barbara Bosley of Norfolk, Va.; three grandchildren, Alexis Nicole Caromano, Gianna Marie Caromano and Austin Charles Bosley; a sister, Jean Vargo and her husband, Frank of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.


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

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Clyde Oscar BOSLEY Stone  (1883-1950)

CLYDE BOSLEY

Clyde O. Bosley, 66, of Smithfield, died at his home Tuesday afternoon. He was a barber by trade and a member of the Presbyterian Church of Smithfield. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Bess Huhn, and one daughter, Beatrice. The funeral service will be held at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon in the Sharp and Wagner funeral home at Fairchance with Rev. W. A. Linaberger officiating, assisted by Rev. Holmer. Interment will be in Smithfield Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, May 10, 1950, page 2, column 4

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Dorothy Ellsworth BOSLEY ( -1918)

MRS. DOROTHY E. BOSLEY

Mrs. Dorothy Ellsworth Bosley, 58 years old, a former well known resident of the West Side, died Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at her home at Snydertown. Funeral services were held from the family residence Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with interment in Chestnut Hill cemetery. Deceased was the widow of Charles G. Bosley who died in 1911. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Kate Carson, Mrs. James Harper, both of Connellsville; Mrs. Norman Williams of Dunbar; Dorothy, Frank T., and Wilson, all at home; George Howard, somewhere in France, and Charles of Dickerson Run. One brother, Theopolis Ellsworth, and Mrs. P. Franks, a sister, also survive.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, August 15, 1918, page 5, column 7

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Dorothy E. BOSLEY (1920-2011)

Dorothy E. Bosley
Connellsville

Dorothy E. Bosley, 90, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 9, 2011, in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. She was born June 12, 1920, in Everson, a daughter of the late William H. and Pearl Ruth Hay. Dorothy was a longtime resident of Connellsville and a former member of the former Central Methodist Church in Connellsville. Dorothy is survived by her sister, Ruth Morgan, of Ohio; and several loving nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, J.R. Bosley, who died Jan. 15, 2004; and three brothers, William H., Wade C. and James Hay. Family and friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at 1 p.m. Monday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, 724-628-1430, with the Rev. Roy W. Butt officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, June 10, 2011

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Earl BOSLEY ( -1930)

EARL BOSLEY

Earl Bosley, aged 40, of McClellandtown, died in the Uniontown hospital, Thursday morning at 10:35 following an operation for appendicitis. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Bosley of Martha street. Funeral services will be held in the parent’s home Sunday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Frank Hollinshead, pastor of the Great Bethel Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in Sylvan Heights cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday Evening, March 28, 1930, page 8, column 3

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Edward M. BOSLEY (1949-2009)

EDWARD M BOSLEY

Edward M. Bosley, age 60, of Uniontown passed away Friday Evening, August 7, 2009, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born July 24, 1949, in Little Brownfield, Pa., the son of Leona Stafford Porreca and the late Oliver W. Bosley. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Sharon Ann Bosley.

Edward is survived by his loving mother, Leona and his step-father Pete Porreca; the following loving brothers and sisters: William K. Bosley and wife, Leah of Markleysburg, Pa., Connie Williams and husband, Donald of Uniontown, Pa., Barry Bosley of Hopwood, Pa., Robert Bosley and wife, Cindy of Lemont Furnace, Pa., Gerald Bosley and wife, Mary Ellen of Uniontown, Pa., Tammy Pittman and husband, Dennis of Jacksonville, Florida and Paula Murray and husband, Jeff of Fairchance, Pa.; step-sisters: Cathy Smelko and husband, Ken of Easton, Pa., and Susan Coughenour and husband, Dave of Hopwood, Pa.; step-brother, Daniel Porreca and wife, Lori of Lancaster, Pa.; several loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends.

Friends will be received in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, Pa. on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday morning, August 12, 2009 until 11 a.m. the Hour of Service. Interment follows in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, August 9, 2009

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Eleanor Jean BOSLEY ( -1924)

ELEANOR JEAN BOSLEY

Eleanor Jean Bosley, five year old daughter of Mr and Mrs. Morris Bosley, of Revere, died at the family home, Saturday afternoon, February 23, 1924, at 4 o’clock following an illness of diphtheria. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters and a brother. Private funeral services were held Sunday afternoon followed by interment in Park Place cemetery, this city.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, February 25, 1924, page 5, column 5

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Elsie Williams BOSLEY (1919-2005)

Elsie Williams Bosley
Wrightstown
formerly of Connellsville

Elsie Williams Bosley, 85, of Wrightstown, formerly of Connellsville, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, in Buckingham Valley Nursing Home, Buckingham Township, Pa. She was born Dec. 7, 1919, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Harry S. and Myrtle Brooks Williams. Elsie had been living in Bucks County since 1966. She had formerly worked as a medical secretary. She was a member of the Newtown Presbyterian Church. Elsie is survived by her loving family: her daughter, Janet Grosso and husband Steve, of Wrightstown; her son, Larry Bosley and wife Irene, of Kennett Square; her grandchildren, Steve and Dee Grosso, Kristen Bosley, Geoffrey Bosley and Lauren and Mike Pura; her two great-grandchildren, Gianna and Steven; her sisters, Laura Fulton, of Vanderbilt, Betty Thompson and Agnes Coughenour, both of Connellsville, LaQuita Frankhouser, of Lemont Furnace, and Juanita Leapline, of Bitner, and her sisters-in-law, Leatrice Williams, of Lemont Furnace, Stephanie Williams, of Connellsville, Margaret Williams, of Little Summit, Mary Jane Williams, of South Connellsville, Bridget Williams, of Lemont Furnace, and Sylvia Williams, of Michigan; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Clyde S. Bosley, in 1969; a sister, Ruth Rhodes; and six brothers, Russell, Wilbur "Kite," Lloyd, Donald, Harry "Bud," and Edward Williams. Family and friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday in the funeral home with Rev. Barry Witt officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Nursing Scholarship Fund, at St. Mary Medical Center Foundation, Langhorne Newtown Road, Langhorne, PA 19047, in memory of Elsie Bosley. To sign the online registry, please log onto www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, February 26, 2005

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Emma G. BOSLEY Stone  (1883-1924)

MRS. EMMA G. BOSLEY

   Impressive funeral service for Mrs. Emma Gertrude Bosley, wife of Wilson Bosley, was held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home at Poplar Grove. Rev. J.H. Bridigum, pastor of the United Brethren Church of Connellsville, officiated. The church choir sang. Pallbearers were cousins of the deceased. They were William Fuller, J. Harold Dull, Andrew Johnson, Clyde Fulmer, Bert Colvin and William Johnson. Interment was made in Hill Grove Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, August 19, 1924, page 6, column 4

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George A. BOSLEY ( -1950)

GEORGE A. BOSLEY

WEST NEWTON, Apr. 15.—George A. Bosley, 54, of 206 Fourth street, died at 9 o’clock Thursday night at his home. He was a veteran of World War One. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bosley, he was born and reared in Connellsville. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Bosley, and one daughter, Peggy. The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon with interment in West Newton Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, April 15, 1950, page 2, column 6

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George H. BOSLEY (1895-1896)

GEORGE H. BOSLEY

White Male, residence 1st Street, Bryson Hill, Dunbar
   Died of cathar of the stomach, sick 10 days
   Born 15 May 1895
   Died 27 Sep 1896
   Father a laborer


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 12, line, 249

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Grenelery BOSLEY ( -1908)

CALL OF DEATH IS ANSWERED BY MANY

Article begins and ends with other deaths.

Grenelery Bosley

MT. BRADDOCK, Aug. 3.—Grenelery Bosley, 54 years old, died at his home in this place on Saturday. He is survived by twin brothers, William and Richard Bosley, and a large number of relatives. Interment took place this morning at 10 o’clock from Percy M. P, Church, of which the deceased was a member for many years, the services being conducted by Rev. S. F. Groves.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, August 3, 1908, page 1, column 4

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Harold Glenn BOSLEY (1929-1930)

HAROLD GLENN BOSLEY

Harold Glenn Bosley, aged seven months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Bosley, died at his home at Lemont Furnace, Thursday morning, of pneumonia. In addition to his parents he is survived by the following brothers and sisters, Kenneth, Margaret, Emma, Charles, Bertha, Velma and D. W., all at home. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home followed by services at the Cove Run church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday Evening, March 14, 1930, page 13, column 3

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Harry W. BOSLEY ( -1936)

HARRY W. BOSLEY

   Harry W. Bosley, prominent farmer of Woodside, died at 2:30 o’clock Monday morning, February 3, 1936, in Uniontown Hospital following a stroke of apoplexy suffered about two weeks previous. He was aged 67 years, three months and 22 days. Surviving are his widow, Janet Bosley; a son, Harry, Jr.; a brother Clyde Bosley of Smithfield, and two sisters, Mrs. F. J. Eckerl, Belle Vernon, and Mrs. A. D. Cooley, Smithfield. The body is to be removed this morning to the Clyde Bosley residence where funeral services will be conducted at 11 o’clock Wednesday morning in charge of Rev. M. M. Smith of the Smithfield Baptist church. Burial will be in the Baptist cemetery there.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, February 4, 1936, page 7, column 2

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J. R. BOSLEY (1920-2004)

J. R. BOSLEY

J. R. Bosley, 83, of Connellsville, Pa., died Thursday, January 15, 2004, at his home. He was born March 28, 1920 in Bullskin Township, Fayette County, Pa., son of Samuel Clark Bosley and Elizabeth Diehl Bosley. Mr. Bosley was retired from Anchor Hocking's Cap Plant in South Connellsville where he was employed for 25 years. He was a Veteran of the United States Army who served during World War II. He was also a member of The Slovak Club, Connellsville. Two brothers, John and Clyde Bosley, four sisters, Laura Siesky, Izella Hann, Anna Mae Foster, Ruth Ella Goodwin, and parents preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Hay Bosley; two sisters-in-law: Elsie Bosley of Newtown, Pa., and Ruth Morgan of West Newton, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 East Green Street, Connellsville, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where Services will be held Monday, January 19, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Roy Butt officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville, Pa., where Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion and V.F.W. Honor Guard. Visitation was also held Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.


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

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

Jacob Posley, 62, died at his home, Vanderbilt Road, Dunbar township, Wednesday night, May 4, 1938, at 11 o'clock, of a heart attack.  He was born October 20, 1876, and spent his entire life in Dunbar township.  His father died seven years ago and his mother, with whom he made his home, last October.  Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Sleighter, of Brookvale, and Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor, of Uniontown, R.D., and two brothers, William, of Connellsville, and Richard, of Uniontown.  Funeral services will be held at the home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in Dickerson Run cemetery.
(Herald - May 6, 1938)


James Melvin BOSLEY (1921-2004)

JAMES MELVIN BOSLEY

James Melvin Bosley, 82, a lifelong resident of Connellsville, Pa., who served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, later worked for and retired from General Motors Corporation, attended Connellsville High School and the former Connellsville Business College, died Thursday, January 22, 2004 in H. C. Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant, Pa. He is survived by his daughter, Linda Bosley DeBerry and husband Carl DeBerry of Connellsville, Pa.; grandson Brent Bowman and wife Lisa and their children Tyler Bowman and Valerie Bowman, granddaughter Brandie Bowman, and grandson Joey DeBerry,Friends will be received in the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 East Green Street, Connellsville, Pa., today, January 25, until the Service at 1 p.m.


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


James Bosley
Connellsville

James Melvin Bosley, 82, of Connellsville died Thursday January 22, 2004 in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant. He was born December 28, 1921 in Connellsville the son of the late William J. Bryan Bosley and the late Katherine Ridgeway Dean. He attended Connellsville High School and Connellsville Business College. Mr. Bosley served as a staff sergeant for the Army Air Force in W.W. II and later worked for and retired from General Motors Corporation. He was a member of the Christian Church of Connellsville. He is survived by his daughter, Linda DeBerry and her husband Carl of Connellsville; three grandchildren, Brent Bowman and his wife Lisa, Brandie Bowman and Joey DeBerry and two great grandchildren Tyler and Valerie Bowman. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Violet Franks Bosley; two brothers, Earl and Ralph Bosley; a step brother Richard Dean and a step sister, Dora Dean. Friends will be received from 2-9 P.M. Saturday in the Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville where services will be held Sunday at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Chris Stillwell officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. Military Rites will be conducted by the American Legion and V.F.W. Honor Guard.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, January 24, 2004

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Janet BOSLEY ( -1936)

MRS. JANET BOSLEY

UNIONTOWN, June 30.—Mrs. Janet Bosley, daughter of David L. and Janet Lindsay Ainsley, died Saturday at Torrance following a lingering illness. She was the widow of Harry Bosley who died four months ago. In addition to her parents, she leaves four sons, Carl, James, Benjamin and Harry, and the following brothers and sisters: David P. Ainsley, High House; Andrew E. Ainsley, East Millsboro; William Ainsley, Nevada; George Ainsley, at home; Mrs. Catherine Merryman, Isabella, and Barbara Ainsley, at home. She was a member of the Fredericktown Methodist Episcopal Church. The funeral service was held at the Minerd funeral home this afternoon with Rev. Harry Humbert of Fairchance officiating. Interment was made in Beallsville Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, June 30, 1936, page 6, column 3

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John R. BOSLEY ( -1956)

  BOSLEY, JOHN R. Aged 65, husband of Mary Jose Bosley, Coolspring, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Tuesday afternoon, June 19, 1956. In addition to his widow he is survived by one son, Richard J., Coolspring; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Varndell, Chalk Hill; Mrs. Nancy Yauger, Coolspring; two grandchildren. He was a member of the Coolspring Methodist Church and UMWA Brownfield local 6318. He was employed by the U. S. Steel Corp. at Lemont, Brownfield and Maxwell. Friends will be received after 7 p.m. today in the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., where services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. George H. Stephans, pastor of the Coolspring Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be to Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, June 20, 1956, page 2, column 7

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Lee R. BOSLEY Stone  (1886-1952)

LEE R. BOSLEY

Lee R. Bosley, 67, well-known Baltimore & Ohio Railroad engineer of 51 Nutt avenue, Uniontown, died at 10:05 o’clock Friday night in Uniontown Hospital. A former resident of Connellsville and Smithfield, he had been with the railroad more than 35 years. He leaves his widow and one daughter. The body was taken to the Vance funeral home at Smithfield.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, January 12, 1952, page 2, column 3

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Leroy BOSLEY ( -1929)

BOSLEY SERVICES

Funeral services for Leroy Bosley, who died of injuries suffered when struck by an automobile, Monday, in West Brownsville, will be held this afternoon at 3 o’clock in the home in Brownsville. The Rev. Mr. Hall will be in charge of the services. Burial will be in Bridgeport cemetery, Brownsville.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, August 9, 1929, page 6, column 1

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Lydia BOSLEY Stone  (1842-1931)

MRS. LYDIA BOSLEY

Mrs. Lydia Bosley, aged 88, died Thursday morning at 12:05 of complications at her home near Old Frame. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Frank Eckert of Belle Vernon, Mrs. A. E. Cooley and Clyde of Smithfield, and Harry at home. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, at the home. Burial will be in the Baptist cemetery at Smithfield. Please omit flowers.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday Evening, March 13, 1931, page 11, column 4

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Margaret Clemmer BOSLEY ( -1930)

MRS. MARGARET BOSLEY

Mrs. Margaret Clemmer Bosley, aged 85 years, 19 days, died Tuesday morning, March 18, 1930, at 8:30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wade Rider near New Salem. Mrs. Bosley had been in poor health for the last few months. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. G. M. Wilson of Uniontown; Mrs. Wade Rider of near New Salem, and Mrs. J. W. Grooms of McClellandtown. Thirteen grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. Wade Rider, Thursday afternoon at three o’clock. Rev. Frank Hollinshead will officiate, assisted by Rev. James O. Archer. Burial will be in the Park Place cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 19, 1930, page 2, column 3

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Margaret E. Wilson BOSLEY (1919-2011)

  Margaret E. (Wilson) Bosley, age 91, of Uniontown, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2011, at her residence. Margaret was born on March 20, 1919 in Uniontown, PA, the daughter of George and Margaret (Hanlon) Wilson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; Earl Bosley, a daughter; Lorraine Swaney, and sisters and brothers; Mary Catherine Bittner, Robert Wilson, Charles Wilson, and Beatrice O'Connor. Margaret was very dedicated to her family, and loved the special times that they shared. She also enjoyed time spent with friends and neighbors.

  Margaret is survived by two daughters; Joanne Stallard of Wayne, N. J., Linda Bosnic and her husband Michael of Uniontown, nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

  Friends will be received in the THOMAS M. DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, 136 N. Gallatin Ave. Uniontown, PA, on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday, January 6, 2011 until 9:30 a.m., when a Blessing will be held in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church at 10 a.m. with Rev. Father Michael Crookston as Celebrant. Interment will follow in the LaFayette Memorial Park.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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Oliver ‘Juke’ BOSLEY (1927-2005)

Oliver ‘Juke’ Bosley

Oliver "Juke" Bosley, 78, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at his residence. He was born on April 6, 1927 in Uniontown, to the now late Morris W. Bosley and Jennie Byers Bosley. He is survived by his six children, Bill, E, Barry, Bobby, Jerry and Connie; and by his sister, Bertha Micky.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, October 28, 2005

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Richard BOSLEY ( -1922)

RICHARD BOSLEY

Richard Bosley, aged 73 years, died at his home at Coolspring on Friday, May 5, 1922. Seven children survive, two children being deceased. The surviving children are William Bosley, John Bosley, Marshall Bosley, Mrs. Nancy Yauger and Mrs. Ellen Hasson, of Coolspring, Mrs. Louise Varndell, of Washington Springs and Mrs. Sadie Robinson, of Grindstone. A twin brother, William Bosley, of Vanderbilt, also survives. Funeral services will be held at the Percy M. P. church at 2:30 o’clock on Sunday afternoon.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, Mary 6, 1922, page 3, column 5

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Richard F. BOSLEY ( -1948)

RICHARD F. BOSLEY

   Richard F. Bosley, 74, of 19 Carlisle street, Uniontown, died at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at his home. He was a member of the Calvary Church of Uniontown and a member of the Alden J. Allen Class. He was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Pearl Holland, in 1939. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sarah M. Bosley; one stepson, George Wingrove of Uniontown; one brother, William Jennings Bosley of Connellsville; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Sleighter of Connellsville and Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor of Hopwood and four grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home with Dr. Alden J. Allen, his pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in Park Place Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, August 26, 1948, page 2, column 4

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Rita Carol Frankhouser BOSLEY ( -2005)

RITA CAROL FRANKHOUSER BOSLEY

Rita Carol (Frankhouser) Bosley of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Monday, February 14, 2005, at Uniontown Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Henry Frankhouser and Cecelia Bonchosky Frankhouser. Rita was a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church and she graduated from St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic High School. She is survived by her loving husband, Charles; two daughters, Brenda Caromano and husband, Fred of Uniontown, and Barbara Bosley of Norfolk, Va.; and three grandchildren, Alexis Nicole Caromano, Gianna Marie Caromano and Austin Charles Bosley. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, Pa. Funeral services and interment were private for family only.


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

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Robert Blair BOSLEY ( -1928)

ROBERT BOSLEY

Robert Bosley, aged three years and two months, died yesterday, July 1, 1928, at 5:30 p.m. in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Bosley, 411 Evans street. Death was caused by a complication of diseases. The child is survived by his parents and several brothers and sisters. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, July 2, 1928, page 9, column 4


ROBERT BLAIR BOSLEY

Robert Blair Bosley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Bosley of 431 Evans street, died Sunday evening, July 1, 1928, at 6 o’clock. He became ill last Thursday. Deceased is survived by his parents and the following brothers and sisters: Kenneth, Margaret, Emma, Charles, Bertha, Velma and O. W. Bosley. One small sister preceded him in death. Robert was three years, two months, and 16 days old. Funeral services will be held this afternoon, meeting at the home at 2 o’clock followed by services in the Free Methodist Church on Evans street at 2:30 with the Rev. Main and the Rev. Miller in charge. Burial will be in Cove Run cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, July 3, 1928, page 19, column 2

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Ruth Ann BOSLEY (1919-2004)

RUTH ANN BOSLEY

Ruth Ann Bosley, 74, of Leckrone, Pa., and formerly of Allison No. 1, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, in Leckrone. She was born Nov. 11, 1919, in Uniontown, Pa., the daughter of the late John Allen and Florence C. Robbins Craft.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma DeRosa; a brother, Clarence William Craft; and a half-sister, Marie Leichliter. She was a former employee of the Berkowitz Shirt Factory in Uniontown. Surviving are two sons, James A. Bosley Jr., of Florida, and Kevin Bosley and his wife, Shirley of Leckrone, with whom she made her home; five grandchildren, Brandon Bosley, Rayvin Bosley, Michael Burkey, Joshua Frost and Megan LaRose; two brothers and two sisters, John Craft of Uppermiddletown, Betty Dillinger of Brunswick, Ohio, Ethel Whetsel of Uppermiddletown, and Edward Craft of Alexandria, Va.; two half-sisters, Mary Forkin of Bobtown, and Flo Swaniger of Clarksville; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and until 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, the hour of service, with Rufus Peer, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Salem View Cemetery, New Salem.


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

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Sarah BOSLEY ( -1936)

MRS. SARAH BOSLEY

   Mrs. Sarah Bosley, 87 years old, wife of Benjamin Bosley, died at 5:20 o’clock this morning at her home at the Furnace, near Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, May 21, 1936, page 6, column 2


MRS. SARAH BOSLEY

   Mrs. Sarah Bosley, 87 years old, died at her home at Cow Rock, near Dunbar, Thursday. Surviving are the following children: James Beatty, Mrs. Ellen Wilson and Mrs. Eliza Martin of Cow Rock; two brothers, John Thorpe of Pechin and Andrew Jackson Thorpe of Connellsville; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Glendenning of Cow Rock, Mrs. Martha Liston of Stewart township and Mrs. Catherine Tressler of Uniontown; 25 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and at the parish hall of the Episcopal Church at 2 o’clock, Rev. Hitchcock of Vanderbilt officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, May 22, 1936, page 7, column 3

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Sarah A. Beal BOSLEY (1821-1894)

SARAH A BEAL BOSLEY

White, female, 73 years old, single, clerk
   Died of bilious fever, sick 2 weeks
   Born 1821
   Died 23 Nov 1894


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 10, line 149

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Sarah E. BOSLEY ( -1880)

Looking Backward
News of the Past Condensed from the Files of The Courier

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1880

Mrs. Susan E. Bosley, 38 years old, wife of W. W. Bosley, dies of typhoid fever.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, October 14, 1920, page 4, column 7, paragraph 6

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William BOSLEY ( -1929)

WILLIAM BOSLEY

William Bosley, H. C. Frick Coke Company veteran and member of a pioneer Fayette county family, died Thursday afternoon, December 5, 1929, at 12:45 at his home on the Connellsville-Vanderbilt road. He was 81 years, four months and 25 days old. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Finley Bosley and the following children: Richard, of Uniontown; Mrs. Lawrence Taylor of Masontown; Mrs. Walter Sleighter of Herbert; William Bosley, Jr., of Uniontown, and Jacob, at home. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at his home and at two o’clock in the Vanderbilt Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the Dickerson Run cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, December 7, 1929, page 3, column 6

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William BOSLEY, Sr. ( -1924)

WILLIAM BOSLEY, SR.

William Bosley, Sr., 51 years old, died Monday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Ray Yauger at Coolspring, following a lingering illness. He is survived by the following children, William Bosley, Jr., of Mount Sterling; Mrs. Bryan Kennedy and Richard Bosley of Coolspring.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, April 17, 1924, page 6, column 6

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William J. BOSLEY (1897-1952)

WILLIAM BOSLEY

William J. Bosley, 55, of 1110 South Arch street, died at his home at 3:50 o’clock Sunday morning. He had been in ill health 18 months. He was born at Hickory Bottom, June 29, 1897, a son of the late William and Nancy Findley Bosley. He lived all of his life in the Connellsville area. Deceased was employed as a truck driver by the Connellsville Trucking Company and before his illness was self-employed as an ice man. He was a member of the Fairview Club and Lodge No. 16, L. O. O. Moose. He attended the Church of the Brethren. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Frances Mochel Bosley; three sons, Earl, Melvin and Ralph of Connellsville; a step-daughter, Mrs. Joan Miller of Uniontown; five grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Getz of Hopwood and Mrs. Nancy Sleighter of Connellsville, R. D. 1. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers and three sisters. The funeral service will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Joseph of 310 East Cedar avenue at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. D. Luke Bowser, pastor of the Church of the Brethren, officiating. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park. The body was taken to the Joseph home. Members of the local Moose lodge will conduct a ritual at the home at 8 o’clock Tuesday evening.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 13, 1952, page 3, column 3

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William M. BOSLEY ( -1929)

WILLIAM M. BOSLEY

William M. Bosley, aged 73 years, 11 months and 24 days, died suddenly at his home, 20 Gordon street, Thursday afternoon, September 5, 1929, at 2:45 o’clock. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret Bosley and three daughters, Mrs. D. Wade Rider of New Salem; Mrs. J. W. Groom of McClellandtown and Mrs. G. M. Wilson of Uniontown. Funeral arrangements will be stated later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, September 6, 1929, page 18, column 6


BOSLEY SERVICES

Funeral services for William M. Bosley, aged 73 years, 11 months and 24 days, who died at his home, 20 Gordon street, Thursday afternoon, September 5, 1929, at 2:45 o’clock, will be held in the home Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The Rev. Frank Hollinshead will be in charge assisted by the Rev. Mr. Archer. Burial will be in Park Place cemetery. Mr. Bosley is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret Bosley; three daughters, Mrs. D. W. Rider of New Salem; Mrs. J. W. Groom of McClellandtown and Mrs. G. M. Wilson of Uniontown; 13 grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Anna B. Cramer of Pleasant Plains, Ohio, Mrs. Lucy Hanna of Moundsville, Mo.; J. A. Bosley of McKeesport, and David Bosley of Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, September 7, 1929, page 3, column 4

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Donald B. BOSSART (1923-1996)

   Donald B. Bossart, 72, of Scottdale and a native of New Stanton died Saturday, April 6, in Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township. He is survived by his wife, Sally Washabaugh Bossart, eight children, Donald B. Bossart Jr. of Scottdale, Gary G. Bossart of Youngstown, Ohio, Charles L. Bossart of Delmont, Stanley L. Bossart of Irwin, Darlene Bossart Fetty of Brownsville, Sandra L. Bossart Valozzi of Ruffsdale, Deborah M. Bossart Thomas of Bullskin Township, and Teresa I. Bossart Geska of Tarrs, 30 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, brothers, Paul O. Bossart of Laughlintown, and Walter Bossart of Delmont, and sisters, Gloria Bossart Smith of Berlin, Pa., and Betty Bossart Green of Erie. Friends will be received at the C. Richard McCauley Funeral Home Inc., Youngwood, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 1 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–April 16, 1923
   Died—–April 6, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1996

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Annette BOSTICH (1930-1995)

   Annette Bostich, 65, of Washington, Pa., formerly of Granville, died Wednesday, July 19, 1995, in her home. She is survived by her husband, Miller “Mitch” Bostich; two brothers, Bernard Sosnak of Coal Center, Pa., and Robert Sosnak of Charleroi, Pa.; one sister, Marilyn Spellman of Washington, Pa.; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Home, 420 Locust Ave., Washington, Pa., on Friday, July 21, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, July 22, until 11 a.m., the hour of service.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–July 18, 1930
   Died—–July 19, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1995

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Mary BOSTICH ( -1995)

   Mary Bendik Bostich, 85, of Ellsworth, died Monday, Feb. 6, 1995, in Canonsburg Hospital. Surviving are two sons, George Bostich of Ellsworth and Larry Bostich of Coal Center R.D. 1; four daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Eleanor) Rush of Eighty-Four, Mrs. John (Florence) Trybuski of North Royalton, Ohio, Patricia Kennedy of Parma, Ohio and Mrs. Clifford (Joan) Doyle of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Helen Merashoff of Charleroi R.D. 1; and one brother, John Bendik of Belle Vernon, Pa; 21 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main St., Bentleyville, today from 1 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 11 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1995

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bullet Joseph BOTKIN died in 1864. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

DIED.
BOTKIN—Jan. 10th* '64, at his residence in Stewart tp. of disease of the lungs, Joseph Botkin; aged 52 years.
The deceased was highly esteemed as a good citizen, quiet and pleasant in his intercourse with his neighbors, he shared largely their esteem and confidence. He leaves a wife and ten children to mourn the loss of a good husband and kind father.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Feb. 25, 1864.
*date very dark


Mary Jane BOTKIN ( -1864)

DIED

BOTKIN— Mary Jane Botkin of Stewart tp., Fayette co., Pa., wife of Joel B. Botkin, and daughter of Wm. And Sarah Hilling, died Oct. 16th, 1864 of lung disease after an illness of four weeks, aged thirty years, nine months and five days. Mary Jane became a member of the M. P. Church in 1854, and has always lived a quiet inoffensive life, looking forward with the full assurance of a home in Heaven, where trouble is not known and the weary be at rest. O Mary Jane! Thou art gone, To thy Savior’s arms to sleep, And have left many friends, They absence to mourn and week.     Com.


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

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Sarah A. BOTKIN died in 1869. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

BOTKIN—In Dunbar township, July 17th of dropsy, Miss Sarah A. Botkin, aged 20 years 10 months and 19 days.
Dear Sade was beloved by all who knew her. She was a member of the C.P. Church at Dunbar, and died in full hope of eternal life.
The Genius of Liberty. July 29, 1869