Fayette County Genealogy Project

Obituaries


Joanna W. Eberhart RHOADES (1853-1943)

Pioneer Masontown Woman Passes Away
Mrs. Joanna W. Rhoades
Services Wednesday

   Mrs. Joanna W. Rhoades, well known Masontown resident and a member of one of the oldest families of that section, died Sunday morning, December 19, 1943, at 5:15 o’clock in her home, following a week’s illness. Born November 23, 1853, in New Geneva, Mrs. Rhoades was a daughter of Alfred B. and Parmelia Williams Eberhart. Both the Eberhart and Williams families settled in that district when Albert Gallatin built the glass works there. Mrs. Rhoades was a faithful worker in the Methodist church, where she had held lifelong membership and had attended worship services last month on her 90th birthday. A widow of Adelbert Rhoades, who preceded her in death 10 years ago, she leaves three daughters, Mrs. Irene Rudolph, Wellsburg, O.; Mrs. Hazel Riffle and Miss Millie Rhoades, both of Masontown. Ten grandchildren also survive. Friends will be received at the home until noon Wednesday when the body will be removed to the Methodist church to lie in state until 2 o’clock, when services will be held, with Rev. H. F. Pierce officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in the Masontown cemetery. Members of the official board will serve as the pallbearers.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 20, 1943, page 1, column 1

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Nancy E. RHODABACK ( -1945)

MRS. J. S. RHODABACK

   Mrs. Nancy E. Rhodaback, 88 years old, died Sunday morning at her home at 127 Morgantown street, Uniontown. The widow of Jonathan S. Rhodaback, she was a granddaughter of the late Judge Griffith Roberts. Surviving are three daughters, one son, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Burial will be made in Oak Grove Cemetery at Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 22, 1945, page 2, column 4

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Magdalene RHODERICK ( -1853)

DIED

   In Springhill township, October 30, Mrs. MAGDALENE RHODERICK, in the 84th year of her age. In recording the death of this venerable and aged old mother in Israel, we may be permitted to say that she has passed her three score and ten years, and a majority of them in the service of her Divine Master and Creator. In the death of this amiable and interesting woman the poor and needy have lost a friend. The aged and venerable partner has been bereft of the wife of his early love – his bosom friend – his counselor in prosperity as well as adversity; and those children which Heaven gave her, who have hung upon her breast in the days of their innocence, have lost their brightest jewel – this jewel which shone so brilliantly around the family altar. She has passed from death unto life with a glorious hope of a blessed immortality beyond the Jordan of death. She braved the tempestuous storms of eighty-three winters, and was then gathered to her fathers. Her weather- beaten bark glided smoothly and sweetly down the steep declivity of time to the great ocean of eternity, piloted by one who she had served during her pilgrimage on earth to the haven of eternal repose, where the “wicked cease to trouble and the weary are at rest,” there to sing of redeeming love – to drink of the pearly waters of life – to bask in the sunny rays of the Eternal – to chant the solemn lays of angelic hosts, to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. “Redeemed by the God who first made her, Unto whom be the glory alone, With the tree of life only to shade her, From the brightness encircling His throne.” “Henceforth she is ranked with the daughters, To whom the “new song” hath been given, Whose voice, like the voice of vast waters, Eternally echoes in Heaven.” Com.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, November 3, 1853, Vol. 2, No. 30, page 3, column 4

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Clyde C. RHODES (1916-1994)

Clyde Rhodes, retired pipe fitter

   Clyde C. Rhodes, 78, of 429 Lou St., Scottdale (East Huntingdon Township), died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1994, at his home. He was born March 29, 1916, in Scottdale, a son of the late George A. and Mae E. Ryan Rhodes. He was a retired pipe fitter with U.S. Steel’s Edgar Thompson Works in Braddock with 29 years service, retiring in January 1978. He also was a self-employed plumbing contractor working in the local area. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a sergeant with the U.S. Army Headquarters and Base Service Squadron 489th Air Service Group. He was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, one Service Stripe, four Overseas Service Bars, a Good Conduct Medal and the Meritorious Unit Award. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Scottdale. He was a graduate of Scottdale High School Class of 1934 and enjoyed fishing. Surviving are his wife, Verna N. Rhodes, with whom he celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary on Sept. 10, 1994; one daughter, Mrs. David (Diane) Faith of Loyalhanna; one son, David E. Rhodes of Pittsburgh; one grandson; two great-granddaughters; and one sister, Mildred Thomas of Elizabeth. He was predeceased by one brother, Harold Rhodes; and two sisters, Garnet Newell and Edith Collins.

Notes from contributor:
   Buried– Scottdale Cemetery


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1994

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Eleanor G. McGinley RHODES (1934-1995)

ELEANOR G. RHODES

   Eleanor G. McGinley Rhodes, 61, of 614 Garfield Ave., Scottdale, died Friday, Sept. 22, 1995, in St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh. She was born in Scottdale, Aug. 11, 1934, a daughter of the late James and Pearl Chain McGinley. She was a lifelong member of the Scottdale Community and the First Baptist Church of Scottdale. She was a former cafeteria supervisor for Dr. Thomas Gretz and Associates of Scottdale with three years of service. She is survived by her husband, William E. Rhodes, with whom she celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary July 13, 1995; two daughters, Pamela Stiltenpole and her husband Dennis of Ruffsdale and Karen S. Dugan of Scottdale; five grandchildren, April S. Roscoe, Tiffany A. Frisch, Dean W. Stiltenpole, and Bruce J. and Kristen L. Dugan; one great-grandson, Dylan Frisch; and one sister, Mrs. Claude (Dorothy) Davis of Scottdale. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a great-grandson, David Michael Roscoe, on April 17, 1993; a brother, James McGinley, in 1985; a sister, Ruth Fox, in 1987; and two brothers and two sisters in infancy. Friends will be received in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 West Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, today from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the hour of service in the funeral home with Rev. James P. Cordell officiating. Interment will follow in the Scottdale Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


James O. RHODES Stone  (1876-1953)

J. O. RHODES PASSES AWAY, SATURDAY

   James O. Rhodes of 208 Penn Street, retired Huntingdon businessman, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 29, 1953, at 8:35 p.m. at the J. C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. He had been in failing health for the past seven years. He entered the hospital March 4, 1953. He was born on July 10, 1876 in Haydenstown in Fayette County, a son of John and Johanna (Jones) Rhodes. He was united in marriage to Edith Rittnour on June 3, 1912 in Pittsburgh. Surviving are his wife and the following children: John J. Rhodes, Alexandria, R. D.; Mrs. Thomas (Ann) Miller, Charleston, W. Va.; and Richard R. Rhodes, Eugene, Ore. Six grandchildren also survive. One brother preceded him in death. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Huntingdon. He came to Huntingdon in 1912 from Uniontown and became President of the Huntingdon Bank Book Company. He retired from active business in 1939. He was for 23 years a director of the Grange Trust Company of Huntingdon. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. today at the Brown Funeral Home in Huntingdon, with the Rev. J. Raymond Powell officiating. Interment was made in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Uniontown.


The Daily News, Huntingdon, PA, August 31, 1953, page 1, continued to page 5

Contributed by Jane McCann Walsh< jmwalsh at hughes.net>


Jeanette [Jeannette] RHODES ( -1937)

MRS. JEANETTE [JEANNETTE] RHODES

   Mrs. Jeannette Rhodes, 81, widow of David B. Rhodes, died at 6:45 o’clock Sunday evening, March 21, 1937, following a lingering illness of paralysis. Mrs. Rhodes was a daughter of the late Joseph Boord and Mrs. Susan O’Neil Boord, of Springhill township. Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Jack Walsh, of Masontown. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Note from contributor:
   Buried– Masontown Cemetery


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 22, 1937, page 2, column 5

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Lawrence C. RHODES (1877-1945)

LAWRENCE RHODES

   Lawrence C. Rhodes, 68 years old, died Sunday morning at his home at Hopwood of a heart condition. He was born at Smithton October 18, 1877, the son of the late Samuel and Jane Metsgar Rhodes. A carpenter contractor, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Daisy Hixon Rhodes, in July, 1918. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Leola Forsythe, at home; a son, Kenneth L. of Uniontown, and two grandchildren, Wayne Forsythe with the Navy in the Pacific and Rhoda Rhodes.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 22, 1945, page 2, column 3

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Phillip G. RHODES died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Phillip G. Rhodes, aged 73 years, and eight months, father of probably Fayette county's larges family, died at his home in Old Frame Tuesday night, February 26, 1935, at 8:30 o'clock following a lingering illness.  Mr. Rhodes was well and favorably known in his home community, having been a resident there for a number of years.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ellen B. Rhodes, and the following children:  Jess, Kattie, Margaret and Etta, of Fairchance; Joseph, of Oliphant; Sarah, of Shoaf; William and Harry, of Masontown; Charles, of Martin; Frank, of Denbo; Albert, at home; C. C., Phillip G., Jr; Earl Z. and Martha, of New York City; Mannie, of Coolspring, and Mary E. Jefferson E., Eliza I. and Omar V., at home.  The following brothers and sisters, Josiah Rhodes, of Washington, D. C.; Jacob Rhodes and Mrs. Betsy Turney, of Pittsburgh; Oath Rhodes, of Uniontown; Basil Rhodes, of Fairchance, and Mrs. Mary Welsh and Mrs. Rebecca Fordyce, of Coolspring.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(Standard - February 27, 1935)


Roy Frederick RHODES (1921-1997)

Roy F. Rhodes

   Roy Frederick Rhodes, 75, of Orchard Hill, Mount Pleasant, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at the Presbyterian University Hospital in Pittsburgh. He died as a result of complications following recent surgery. He was born in Somerset on June 20, 1921, to the late Clark McKinley and Viola (Sleasman) Rhodes. He spent his early years in Somerset. He married Emmalou Sleasman in 1939. Tragically, she died in an auto accident, along with children John and Nancy Rhodes, in 1946. In 1948, he married Sarah Gwynn, who survives. A son from this marriage, Leonard Rhodes, died as the result of a bicycle accident in 1960. Mr. Rhodes married the former Lillie Mae Keffer Waters in 1988 and resided with her until the time of his death. Others preceding him in death were brothers Jay and Merle Rhodes; a sister, Rene Rhodes; a son, Roy David Rhodes; and grandchildren Karen and Robert Anderson and Steven Craig Smith. In addition to his wife, Lillie Mae Rhodes, he is survived by the following children: Clark (Dusty) Rhodes and wife, Carolyn, of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; Linda (Rhodes) Smith and husband, Jonathan, of Carmichaels; Paul Rhodes of Carmichaels; Ruth (Rhodes) Benton and husband, Philip, of Hookstown, and Daniel Rhodes and wife, Anita Ruse, of Aliquippa. Also surviving are the following grandchildren: Linda Colving of Willits, Calif., Laura and Jeremy Smith of Carmichaels and Shawn Rhodes of Angleton, Texas. Great-grandchildren surviving Mr. Rhodes are Matthew Colving of Dublin, Ohio, Michael Colving of Annapolis, Md., and Mary Colving of Hamilton, N.Y. Brothers and sisters surviving are Mrs. David (Thelma) Barron of Somerset, R.D. 3, Mrs. George (Maude) Engbert of New Baltimore, Mrs. Lynn (Pauline) Reiking of Somerset, R.D. 2, Mr. Robert J. Rhodes of Somerset, R.D. 1, and sister-in-law Mrs. Merle (Marjorie) Rhodes of West Union St., Somerset. Mr. Rhodes was a retired operating engineer, having served 40 years with the International Union of Operating Engineers (Local 66, Pittsburgh). For many years he enjoyed beef and dairy farming. Most recently he was a member of the Mount Pleasant Senior Citizen Center and looked forward to playing bingo weekly with his friends. Helping other people was a big part of his life. He very much appreciated the weekly TV sermons of the Rev. Robert Schuller. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at GALONE- CARUSO’S, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant. Services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Richard W. Shields officiating. Interment will follow at the Lavanasville Cemetery (Somerset County).


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January, 1997

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Pvt. William RHODES ( -1919)

KILLED IN GERMANY

Ritner Parents Get Word of Son’s
Death in Railroad Accident

   Relatives of William Rhodes, son of Otho Rhodes of Bitner, have received a clipping from a German newspaper of September, 1919, telling of the death of Rhodes in a railroad accident near Wiessenthurn, Germany. The clipping reads:

   “The body of Private William Rhodes of Cav. Sq., was found beside the railroad tracks near the Weissenthurn station by German railroad employees early yesterday morning and brought to the morgue at the Base Hospital in Coblenz, after the Germans had notified the American authorities.
   “The dead soldier is thought to have been struck by a train about 2 o’clock yesterday morning while he was walking along the track and instantly killed. Several rigs were broken and numerous bones fractured. So far as is known, there were no witnesses to the accident.”


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, October 11, 1919, page 1, column 6


MILITARY FUNERAL FOR WILLIAM RHODES

   The body of the late Pvt. William Rhodes, son of Otho Rhodes, formerly of Coolspring, will be accorded a full military funeral when it is brought to Uniontown. This announcement was made last evening by De La Loma Post of The Veterans of Foreign Wars. It was also announced that a full military funeral would be accorded all veterans who died overseas and whose bodies were brought here for permanent burial. The body of Mr. Rhodes will arrive in New York about August 2. It will be brought at once to Uniontown. Interment will be made in the family plot in Park Place Cemetery. Details of the funeral arrangements will not be announced until a definite date of arrival of the body is determined.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, July 20, 1920

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Nancy L. RHOME (1949-2011)

Nancy L. Rhome
Bullskin Township

Nancy L. Rhome, 62, of Connellsville, Bullskin Township, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. She was born May 29, 1949, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late William A. Rhome and Caroline Zimmerman Stoner. She had previously worked for H.C. Frick Hospital in medical records and had also worked in the Driver License Photo ID for the State of Pennsylvania. Nancy will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her sister, Jackie Halfhill and husband, Denny, of Connellsville; her sister-in-law, Marlene Rhome, of Connecticut; brother-in-law, John Paul Halfhill, of Connellsville; several loving nieces and nephews; and her very special pet cat, Zack. In addition to her parents, Nancy was predeceased by a brother, William Rhome; and two sisters, Donna Keedy and Frances K. Halfhill. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Watson officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, August 5, 2011

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Ray I. RIBLETT (1930-1996)

Ray I. Riblett

   Ray I. Riblett, 65, of Fairchance, Pa., died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 1996, at his residence. He was born Dec. 24, 1930, in Ohiopyle, Pa., son of the late Ira and Elva Myers Riblett. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his first wife, Bessie Ruth Davis Riblett; two brothers; and one sister. Surviving are his wife, Betty L. Miller Beatty Riblett; the following children, Alan Riblett of LaRue, Ohio, Randy Riblett of Marion, Ga., Sandra Riblett of Monongahela, Pa., Mrs. Scott (Gayla) Lafferty of Hopwood, Pa., and Mrs. Michael (Tina) Shipp of Smithfield, Pa.; two grand-daughters, Ashley Shipp and Allaire Lafferty; and his sister, Virginia Doby of Fairchance. He was retired from the United States Air Force and was a member of Alfred Wilson Memorial VFW Post 7219 of Fairchance. He was also a social member of the Fairchance Volunteer Fire Department. The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church St., Fairchance, only on Friday, March 1, 1996 from 3 to 9 p.m. Private interment will be in Sunset View Cemetery, Chalk Hill, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Thursday, February 29, 1996

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Albert M. RICE (1921-2009)

   Albert M. Rice, 87, of Scottdale, formerly of Connellsville, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2009. Albert resided in the Woodcrest Senior-Living Community, where they took wonderful care of him over the past two years. He was born March 23, 1921, in Johnstown. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary Ellen (Sprowls) Rice; children, Mont Rice and his wife, Cindy, Jennie DeNoble and her husband, Fred; and grandchildren, Stephanie Rice, Brian DeNoble and Mark DeNoble. He was a member of Wesley Methodist Church in Connellsville, a frequent visitor of the Connellsville Senior Center and loved riding his bicycle on the Yough trial. He also loved his dogs and to garden. Friends will be received from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. Friday in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., 603 N. Gallatin Ave. Ext., Uniontown, with the Rev. Don Cook officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the VFW Post 47, Uniontown. Entombment will be private in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 19, 2009

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Anna RICE ( -1884)

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

Anna Rice

White, female, 24 years old, married
   Born—– 1870, Connellsville
   Died—– November 29, 1884, Brownsville
   Cause of death– In confinement (child birth)


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 138

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Audrey M. RICE (1928-2004)

   Audrey M. Rice, 76, of Dellslow, W. Va., and formerly of Point Marion, Pa., died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, in the Monongahela General Hospital. Born July 8, 1928, in Smithfield, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Ernestine Pyle Smith. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Warren M. Rice on May 31, 1999; a brother, Donald Smith; and a sister, Lois Staub. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Morgantown, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Audrey very much enjoyed reading and writing poetry, and was an active member of the Morgantown Poetry Society, and the West Virginia Poetry Society. Surviving are five children and their spouses, Warren M. and Margaret Rice Jr., of Mesa Ariz., Irving E. and Mitzi Rice Sr., of Point Marion, Ronald E. and Rhonda Rice of Cheat Lake, Linda Gail Keener of Orrville, Ohio, and Carol and Randy Sine Sr., of Dellslow, with whom Audrey resided for the past several years; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ethel Oldham of Elkins, W. Va. Friends will be received in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday until 1 p.m., the hour of service, with Pastor Bennie L. Moran officiating. Interment follows in Point Marion Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 11, 2004

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Charles E. RICE (1919-2011)

Charles E. Rice
Scottdale

Charles E. "Humpy" Rice, 92, of Scottdale, passed away Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, in Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. Charles was born Jan. 14, 1919, in Arnold, a son of the late Winfred and Minnie Spiker Rice. He attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, Connellsville, and was previously employed by Robertshaw Controls Co. as a plater and retired from the maintenance department of U.S. Steel Co. He enjoyed fishing, and was a member of the Bridgeport Sportsman's Club. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Agnes Musgrove Rice; children, Ruth Ann Van Dyke and husband, Robert, of Tarrs, Scott Bungard and wife, Robin, of Mt. Pleasant, Walter Bungard and wife, Catherine, of Scottdale, Paul Bungard and wife, Darlene, of Connellsville, and Jerry Bungard, of Smithton; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a great-great- grandchild; nephew, Lewis Rice Jr. and wife, Linda; and nieces, Lou Ann Rice, Iva Jane Rice and Cora Lee Ansell. In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his brothers, John Ditmore, Edison "Pete" Rice and Lewis "Spare Ribs" Rice; and an infant sister. The family is inviting friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday to the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL SERVICE INC., 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Samuel McLean officiating. Interment will be private.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, February 13, 2011

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Charles Willard RICE (1936-2010)

   Charles Willard Rice, age 74, of Uniontown passed away Thursday afternoon, January 21, 2010 in his home. He was born June 9, 1936 in Farmington, Pa., the son of the late Jess Rice and Mildred Tressler Rice. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Nancy Nell Clevenger Rice and a brother, Ronald Rice. Charles was a United States Veteran of the Navy and was a member of the American Legion Post 51. He loved hunting. He is survived by his loving children: Charles Clevenger and wife Gail of Fairchance, Anthony Clevenger and wife Donna of Fairchance, Randy Rice and wife Karen of Farmington, Kevin Rice of Smock, Amy Rice of Uniontown and Cena Hunt and husband James of Uniontown; several loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, loving brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and friends. Friends will be received in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, on Monday, January 25, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 12 NOON the Hour of Service with Rev. Rex Rhoades officiating. Interment follows in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown. Military Honors will be accorded at graveside.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Thursday afternoon, January 21, 2010

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Daniel RICE ( -1863)

DIED

  RICE— On the 31st of April, DANIEL RICE, of Diptheria, of East Huntingdon Tp., Westmoreland Co., Pa., aged 22 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, May 7, 1863, Vol. 3, No. 13, page 3, column 2

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Dennis RICE (1948-2009)

   Dennis "Greg" Rice, age 60, of Smithfield, Pennsylvania, died Sunday, June 14, 2009, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born July 28, 1948, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy J. (Rice) Petko. Surviving are two daughters: Heather Renee Rice of Morgantown, West Virginia, and Sarah Nichole Rice of Smithfield, Pennsylvania; and a grandson, Dennis Alexander. A private Funeral Service was held on Thursday, June 25, 2009, under direction of the BERNARD M. TOWNSEND FUNERAL HOME, 220 South Main Street, Masontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, June 26, 2009

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Dorothy I. RICE ( -2002)

   Dorothy I. Rice, 86, a former resident of Uniontown, Pa., and widow of Franklin P. Rice, died in Indianapolis, Ind., on Monday, Dec. 23, 2002. She was a member of the Uniontown Grace Brethren Church, and had lived in the Indianapolis, Ind., area for the past nine years. She is survived by a son, Robert Rice of Indianapolis, Ind.; two grandchildren, Dale Rice of Mobile, Ala., and Shannon Cook of Indianapolis, Ind.; and a great- granddaughter, Anna Ruth Rice of Mobile, Ala. Friends will be received in the J. HARRY JOHNSTON FUNERAL HOME, 65 North Gallatin Ave., Uniontown, Pa., this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., where funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown.


©The Herald Standard 2002, Uniontown, PA, Friday, December 27, 2002

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Dorothy Lloyd Lewis RICE (1910-2007)

   Dorothy Lloyd Lewis Rice, 96, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died peacefully Tuesday, April 10, 2007, in her residence with her loving family by her side. She was born August 18, 1910, in Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of the late William Daniel Lewis and Claudia Lloyd Lewis. Also preceding her in death were her husband, Donald Lewis Rice, a great- grandchild, Tory Duff, a son-in-law, Donald Holt, and three siblings, Eleanor, Deborah and Eden Lewis. Mrs. Rice was a retired teacher having taught at the Park School, in Uniontown, and at the Masontown Elementary School, a graduate from the Bloomsburg Teachers College, she was a member of the Cherry Tree Alliance Church, and served as secretary of the Official Church Board, she taught the Carteret Presbyterian Ladies Circle, and had been a Sunday School Teacher at the Cherry Tree Alliance Church. Surviving are four children: Claudia Hult, of Cape Carteret, N.C., Katharine Wahler and her husband, Herbert, of Rockville, Md., Dorothy (Rusty) Thomas, of Marlton, N.J., and Eleanor (Puff) Lucas and her husband, Daniel, of Uniontown, Pa.; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one great- great-grandchild; and a brother, William Daniel Lewis and his wife, Ruth, of Masontown, Pa. Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNRAL HOME, 164 South Mount Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., this evening from 6 to 8 p.m., on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and on Saturday in the Cherry Tree Alliance Church, Cherry Tree Lane, Uniontown, Pa., from noon until 1 p.m., when the Funeral Service will begin, with the Rev. Jack Herman and the Rev. Philip R. Harrison, officiating. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in the Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 12, 2007

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Edith M. Frazee RICE (1925-1997)

   Edith M. Frazee Rice, 71, of Smithfield, Pa., died Monday, May 5, 1997, in Mount Carmel Hospital, East Columbus, Ohio. She was born Oct 13, 1925 a daughter of the late Edwin James and Mary Ann VARNDELL Frazee. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth W. Rice; a brother, Earl Frazee; and one sister, Dorothy Mae Steinhoff. Surviving are two children, Kenneth W. (Bill) Rice of Coraopolis and Karen Rice of Smithfield, Pa.; three grandchildren, Shane, Sarah and Amanda; a brother, Edwin (Sonny) Frazee and a sister, Shirley Wilbert, both of Louisville, Ky. She was a member of the Lake Lynn Church of Christ. Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mt. Vernon Ave. Uniontown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until 11:00 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Pastor Guy Provance officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Brownsville, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Monday, May 5, 1997

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Elizabeth RICE (1826-1896)

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

Elizabeth Rice

White, female, 71 years old
   Born—– April 15, 1826, Bullskin Twp.
   Died—– August 29, 1896, Bullskin Twp.
   Cause of death– Old age
   Spouse– David Rice


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 140

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Elizabeth RICE (1878-1962)

MRS. ELIZABETH RICE

   Mrs. Elizabeth Rice, 84, of 156 Connellsville St., Uniontown, died Wednesday night in Uniontown Hospital. She was born July 13, 1878, in Menallen Township, a daughter of Joseph and Sarah Jacobs Grimes and was a member of Calvary Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lester (Sarah) McCann of Smithfield, R. D. 2; a son, Franklin of Alexandria, Va. and four grandchildren. The body is at the Ferguson funeral home in Uniontown where the funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Frank A. Bodnar officiating. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, August 3, 1962, page 3, column 5

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Elizabeth K. RICE (1894-1894)

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

Elizabeth K. Rice

White, female, 7 months old
   Born—– April 6, 1894, Bullskin Twp.
   Died—– November 6, 1894, Bullskin Twp.
   Cause of death– Pneumonia, sick 1 week
   Burial– Mt. Olive Cemetery
   Father– Amzi M. Rice
   Mother– Sarah Schultz Rice


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 138

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Ethel S. RICE ( -1974)

Mrs. Rice
Dies At 64

   Mrs. Ethel S. Rice, 64, of Hershey, mother of State Police Sgt. Ira W. Rice of Uniontown, died today. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Hoover Funeral Home in Hershey. Mrs. Rice is survived also by three daughters, Mrs. Rachel Rose of Hershey and Mrs. Theresa Thomas and Mrs. Josephine Owens, both of Johnstown; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Ira of Johnstown and Irvin of Baltimore, Md.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 4, 1974, page 41, column 5

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Fanny RICE died in 1870. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

Rice,-Nov 29th ?, 1870, near Smithville, Wayne county, Ohio, of Dropsy of the Chest, Mrs. Fanny Rice, wife of Samuel Rice, aged _ _ years, 2 months and 13 days.
The Genius of Liberty, Jan 12, 1871


George A. RICE, Jr. (1938-1997)

George A. Rice Jr.

   George A. Rice Jr., 58, of Scottdale died Tuesday in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. He is survived by three brothers, Ralph F. Rice of Everson, Earl Rice of Holly, Mich., and Raymond Rice of Scottdale, and two sisters, Irene Killinger Schmuck of Scottdale and Mrs. Harry (Twila) Uber of Mount Pleasant R.D. 4. Friends will be received at the Frank Kapr Funeral Home Inc., 417 West Pittsburgh St., Scottdale.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– November 21, 1938
   Died—– March 15, 1997


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1997

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


James F. RICE   (1895-1964)

JAMES F. RICE

   James F. Rice, 68, of 901 North Sixth St., Steubenville, Ohio, died last night. He was born June 27, 1895, in Jeannette. Mr. Rice, retired from Weirton Steel Co., was a World War I veteran, serving with the United States Navy. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. James (Lois) Miller of Harrisburg, Mrs. James (Virginia) Mizell of Wintersville, Ohio, Mrs. Jack (Kathryn) Wettergreen and Mrs. Thomas (Mary Ellen) Barnard, both of Mingo Junction; three brothers, Daniel of Baltimore, Md., Tony in the state of California, and Edward of Monessen; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Bertwell of Steubenville, and Mrs. William Stopp of Sun City, Ariz. His wife, Ellen, died in 1955. Friends will be received at the McGill Funeral Home in Steubenville today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1964

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Una Mildred Smouse RICE (1912-1995)

Una M. Rice

   Una Mildred Smouse Rice, 83, of Community Park Road, Oklahoma Borough, Westmoreland County, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 1995, in Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, where she had been a patient since Oct. 23. She was born April 19, 1912, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late George and Ida Newman Smouse. She was a resident of Oklahoma Borough for the past 45 years, since 1950. She was a floral designer for the former Oklahoma Floral-Burketts Florist Shop. She was a member of Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Vandergrift and the Oklahoma Ladies Auxiliary Fire Department, Oklahoma Borough. She is survived by one daughter: Roxie Ann Rice, at home; a granddaughter, Amy Roxanne Rice Hooks of Vandergrift; a grandson, Matthew Shawn Rice, at home; three great- grandchildren, Danielle Marie Hooks and Brandon Michael Stanton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Harry Rice Jr., who died Jan. 1, 1989, and Daniel Robert Rice who died Sept. 19, 1946; five brothers, George, Nevin, Dewey, Robert and Harold Smouse; and three sisters; Lucy Strickler, Virginia Baird and Hazel Smouse. Friends will be received in the BRADY-CLINE FUNERAL HOME, 429 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift, today and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Saturday at 12 noon with pastor, the Rev. C. Edward Bowen, of Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Vandergrift, officiating. Burial will follow in Scottdale Cemetery, East Huntington Township.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, November, 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Allie A. RICH died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(12)

ALLIE A. RICH
Mrs. Allie Amendi Rich, 82, died at her home in Carmichaels, Wednesday morning, October 27, 1937, at 8:15 o'clock of a complication of diseases. She was the daughter of the late James and Matilda Mt. Joy Pratt and spent her entire life in the vicinity of Carmichaels. Her husband Amos L. Rich, preceded her in death three years ago. surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Nora Dusenberry, of Carmichaels; Mrs. Nellie Raynes, of Greensboro, and Mrs. Gale Donley, of Carmichaels; two sons, John L. Rich, of Greensboro, and Robert M. Rich of Carmichaels; ten grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. John O. Miller officiating. burial will be in Girard's Fort cemetery.
(Herald Oct 28, 1937)


Charles A. RICH ( - )

Charles A. Rich

   Charles A. Rich, 88, formerly of Connellsville, died Wednesday in Naples, Fla. Surviving are a brother, Everett M. Rich of Connellsville, and a sister, Mrs. Richard (Evelyn) Cole of Connellsville. Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Date Unknown

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Dominick L. RICH (1918-2004)

Dominick L. Rich, 86, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away on Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, at the home of his daughter in Hopwood, with his family at his side. Dominick was a compassionate, optimist and very kind and gentle person. He was born Feb. 13, 1918, in Uniontown, the son of the late Clement Rich and Rose Barber Rich. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Virginia Rich; a sister, Genevieve Rich; and a brother, Jerry Rich.

Dominick was a member of St. Therese Roman Catholic Church. He was a visionary who worked to serve his community. He was a life member of V.F.W. Post 47, past president of the Old Trails Lions Club, past director of Uniontown Chamber of Commerce, and a founding member of AMVETS Post 103. He also served on the boards of Uniontown Industrial Fund and Fay-Penn Economic Development Council. He was a founding member of National Association of Trade Schools. Dominick and his wife, Virginia founded the Fayette Institute of Commerce and Technology Inc., in 1956. As a member of the United States Navy Seabees, he served in the Pacific Theatre of Operations during World War II.

He is survived by two daughters, Dr. Nancy Priselac and her husband, Dr. Stephen of Hopwood, and Rosemary Bucchianeri and her husband, Richard of Monongahela; four grandchildren, Ryan and Rodger Bucchianeri, Dr. Laura Priselac Pyzdrowski and Michaelyn Priselac Conley; four great-grandchildren, Wade Wohler, Ashley Conley, Hunter Conley and Evan Conley; three sisters, Sister Mary Rose Clement of Philadelphia, Julia Ortmann and her husband, Charles of Uniontown, and Dr. Annette L. Rich of Pittsburgh; sisters-in-law, Esther Chester of Washington, Pa., and Helen Lucy of Uniontown; brother-in-law, Frank and his wife, Vivian Lucy of Uniontown; a friend, Beverly Jean Ullein of Uniontown; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, Pa., where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, December 8, 2004

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Dorris Tomasek RICH (1922-2004)

Dorris Tomasek Rich, R.N., age 82 years, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Sunday, May 16, 2004 in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born February 8, 1922 in Uniontown, Pa., the daughter of Robert E. Tomasek and Mary Fendrich Tomasek. She graduated from Uniontown High School Class of 1940 and the former Uniontown Hospital School of Nursing in 1943, and was a Nurse in the Uniontown Hospital until her retirement. Dorris was an active member of St. Peter's Church, the Green Gardeners, and Coffee Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Jerry Rich in 2001, and her parents. She is survived by her loving family: Daughter, Karen Rich Douglas and husband William of Greensburg, Pa.; Son, Dr. Jerry Holt Rich and his wife Shirley of Fairfax, Virginia; four Grandchildren: Dr. Susan Douglas Wilson and husband Donald, James Douglas, Gregg Rich and Sarah Rich; also two Sisters: Nancy Ratcliffe of Wheeling, West Virginia, and St. Petersburg, Florida, and Lorraine Duerr and her husband Samuel of Sewickley, Pa.

A Memorial Service will be held in ST. PETER'S CHURCH, 60 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, on Wednesday, May 19, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas R. Finnie officiating. Interment will be private.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Eleanor May Harrison RICH ( -1995)

RICH, ELEANOR MAY HARRISON— Friends will be received in the Behm Funeral Home, Inc., Route 188, Jefferson, Pa., today, Sunday, July 2, 1995, until 1 p.m., the hour of service. The Rev. John T. Hayes will officiate. Interment will follow in Muddy Creek Cemetery, Khedive.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Geneveve RICH (1920-1999)

Pittsburgh — Geneveve Rich, 78, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and formerly of Uniontown, Pa., died peacefully Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in Manor Care Nursing Center, North Hills. She was born October 13, 1920, in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of the late Clement Rich and Rose Barbar Rich. Miss Rich was a Lithographer for Geyer Printing Company for many years before retirement. She was a member of Graphic Communications International Union Local 24.

Surviving are two brothers: Dominick Rich and Jerry Rich and his wife, Dorris, all of Uniontown; three sisters: Sister Mary Rose Clement Rich of Philadelphia, Pa., Julia Ortmann and her husband, Charles, of Uniontown, and Annette Rich of Pittsburgh; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends in the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, Pa., today from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 24, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. A Blessing Service will then be held with Rev. Fr. Kenneth G. Zaccagnini, V.F., officiating. Entombment will follow.

The family suggests donations be made to Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, 15825 Shady Grove Road, Suite 140, Rockville, MD 20950-4022


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, April, 1999

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Josephine C. Davis RICH ( -2003)

Josephine C. Davis Rich, 92, formerly of Eleanor Avenue, Scottdale, Pa., who was born in Sicily, Province of Messina, Italy, died Wednesday afternoon, May 14, 2003 in her residence at Easy Living Estates, New Stanton, Pa. She is survived by two sons: Chief Ralph M. Rich Jr. (Retired) and wife, Mae Zozula Rich of Scottdale, Pa., and Michael J. Rich and wife, Joyce Baisden Rich, of Salinas, California; grandchildren: Deborah Rich McCracken Lanza and husband, Robert Lanza, of Alliance, Ohio, Lisa Rich and husband, Ron Stefano, of Cary, North Carolina, Mark D. Rich and wife, Nancy, of Rancho Cucamonga, California, Timothy M. Rich and wife, Tonya, of Morgantown, West Virginia, Barbara Rich Blalock and husband, Richard Blalock, of Phoenix, Arizona, and Michele Rich Chamberlain, of Salinas, California; 11 great grandchildren; sisters and brothers: Jennie Davis Donato of Seaside, California, special brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Doris Davis of Scottdale, Pa., Joseph Davis and wife, Emily, of Everson, Pa., and Sally Davis Thomas of Mount Pleasant, Pa.; and special niece, Margie Hostoffer of Mount Pleasant, Pa.

Family will greet Friends in the Frank Kapr Funeral Home Inc., 417 West Pittsburgh Street, Scottdale, Pa., today (Friday) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 17, until the Blessing Service at 9:30 a.m.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Leona Mary Capella RICH (1932-2001)

Leona Mary Cappella Rich, 69, of 7928 Amberly Circle NW, North Canton, Ohio, formerly of Willis, Texas, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, in Aultnan Hospital, Canton, Ohio. She was born in Connellsville on Oct. 18, 1932, a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Santeresero Cappella. Leona was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, North Canton, Ohio, and years ago, Leona had been employed as a seamstress for Connellsville Sportswear. Leona was an avid admirer of nature and was known for her love of birds of all species.

Leona leaves to cherish her memories her loving and devoted daughter, Deborah A. Lanza and her husband, Robert, of Canton, Ohio; two grandchildren, Monica A. Davis and her husband, Jack, of North Canton, Ohio, and James Edward McCracken II of Willoughby Hills, Ohio; a sister, Rose Cappella Casey and her husband, Mike, of Perryopolis; a brother, Arthur J. Cappella and his wife, Margie, of Connellsville; mother-in-law, Josephine Davis Rich of Scottdale; and brothers-in-law, Chief Ralph M. Rich Jr. (retired) and his wife, Mae, of Scottdale and Michael J. Rich and his wife, Joyce, of Salinas, Calif. In addition to her parents, Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Edward M. Rich on Jan. 13, 1994; a brother, Frank Cappella; and two sisters, Theresa and Josephine Cappella.

Leona's family will receive friends in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. A blessing service will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home followed by her funeral Mass at 10 a.m. A blessing will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by her funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist RC Church, Scottdale, with the Rev. Leonard W. Stoviak as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in St. John the Baptist RC Parish Cemetery, Scottdale. A parish wake service will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15205-4620 or the National Audubon Society, 700 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10003, in her memory.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Louis Richard RICH (1897-1995)

Louis R. Rich

   Louis Richard rich, 98, a life-long resident of Mammoth, Mount Pleasant R.D. 5, died Friday in his home. He is survived by three daughters, Anna Rich, Mrs. Marjorie Rich Wierzbowski and Mrs. Louise Rich Brehun and her husband, John, all of Mammoth; his extended family of loved ones, Richard Wierzbowski of Pittsburgh, Leonard Wierzbowski of Boca Raton, Fla., Leanne and Melvin Leeper, Marla and Robert Mott, and Cody and Garrett Mott all of Mammoth, Marylou and Ken Shoemaker and Heather and Todd Shoemaker all of Latrobe, John and Debbie Brehun and Katie, Joey and Erik Brehun all of Mableton, Ga., Kristin and Don Enberg, Riley Enberg, Donna and Randy Allison, and Jill and Jessica Allison all of Greensburg; a first cousin, John Rich of Mammoth; the Rich and Mizikar families, and many friends. Friends will be received at the Jay A. Hoffer Funeral Home, Norvelt, today until 10:30 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– August 17, 1897
   Died—– December 8, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Ralph Lewis RICH (1930-2003)

Ralph Lewis Rich, 72, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Uniontown, Pa., died Saturday, May 31, 2003. He was born in Uniontown, Pa., on June 21, 1930, the son of the late Giovanna DiConcilio Rich and Samuel Rich. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Mike J. Rich and sisters, Nita M. Rich and Julia Roberts.

He was one of the founding members of Rich Farms Inc. Ralph was past President of the Valley Hi Optimist Club and the South San Antonio School Board, where he was a member for 12 years. He was an active member of the "Snake Pit Society". During the Cuban Missile Crisis, he received the Department of the Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Award. Ralph was well known and respected for his volunteer work in many youth programs. He was an entrepreneur with many businesses over the years, the last being Election Support Services.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Jean Stewart Rich; sons, David L. Rich and wife, Rose of Houston, Texas, Christopher J. Rich M.D., and wife, Vickie of Alexandria, La., and Tony P. Rich and wife, Sandy of Sugarland, Texas; a sister, Josephine Johnston and husband, Robert of Petersburg, Va.; six grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Sister Rose Clement (Mary Felicia) RICH (1916-2010)

Sister Rose Clement Rich (Mary Felicia Rich), 93 years, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and formerly of Uniontown, Pennsylvania entered the Kingdom of Heaven at Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity Mother House, Philadelphia, on Saturday, July 24, 2010. She was born on October 16, 1916 the daughter of Clement Rich and Rose Barbar Rich in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, Dominic Rich and wife Virginia and Jerry Rich and wife Dorris; and her sister, Genevieve Rich.

Sister Rose entered the Trinitian Order on February 11, 1942. Her missions were in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Braddock, Pennsylvania, Ensley, Alabama, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Winchester, Virginia, Pensacola, Florida, and Mother Bonijace Center, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Lyndhurst and Garfield, New Jersey, and Ministry of Prayer at the Motherhouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She did mission work as a CCD teacher, parish worker visiting the sick, poor and elderly, Catholic Charities, and adoptions. She was a loved Custodian and enjoyed her religious work in the mission fields among the young and old.

She also loved her family time with all her nieces and nephews. May she rest in peace.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, PA 15401. A Memorial Mass celebrating her life will be held in SAINT THERESE DE LISIEUX ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH on Mill Street in Uniontown, Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 10 a.m. with Msgr. Michael Matusak, V.F., as Celebrant. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: Sister Aubrey, MSBT Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity, 3501 Solly Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136-2313.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, August 29, 2010

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Henry RICHARD ( -1942)

   Henry Richard, 53, Grays Landing miner, suffered a crushed chest yesterday afternoon when squeezed while at work in the James Ainsley mine. He was dead on arrival at the Uniontown hospital. Funeral arrangements are being made at the Yoney funeral home, Masontown. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Josephine Richard; five children, Mrs. John Bonivich, Maidsville, W. Va.; Mrs. Ray Carr, Grays landing, and Genevieve, Henry Jr., and Pearl Richard, at home; also by a sister, Mrs. Adea McLeod, Morgantown, W. Va., and two brothers, Denford Richard, Dilliner, and Guthrie Richard, Scotts Run, W.Va.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Wednesday, March 5, 1942

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


John Fletcher RICHARD, Sr. (1905-1994)

John F. Richard Sr.

   John Fletcher “Jack” Richard Sr., 88, of Brownsville, and most recently of Springfield, Va., died Sunday in Mount Vernon Hospital, Alexandria, Va. He is survived by his wife, Flora McMaster Richard; one son, John F. Richard Jr. of Springfield, Va.; and one sister, Mary Ann Randall of Carlisle, Pa. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Norman J. Wimer Funeral Home, 126 Front St., Brownsville.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– October 25, 1905
   Died—– May 1, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1994

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Robert A. RICHARD ( -1995)

Robert A. Richard

   Robert A. Richard, 58, of Winchester, Va., and formerly of Dilliner, Pa., died at 1:40 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, 1995, in his home, in Winchester. He is survived by his wife, Dolores May King Richard, whom he married on March 7, 1957; a stepson, Walter E. King of Bobtown, Pa.; three grandchildren; three brothers, Raymond and Edward Richard, both of Maryland and Wayne Richard of Spraggs, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. George (Shirley) Marietta of Dilliner R.D. 1 and Susan Richard of Waynesburg, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Yoskovich Funeral Home, 300 South Vine St. (Rt. 88) in Carmichaels, this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 1 p.m., the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


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

On the 19th inst., at his residence in North Union township, Adam Richards, Sr., at an advanced age.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. December 21, 1854


bullet Catherine RICHARDS died in 1919. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

RICHARDS, CATHERINE
Mrs. Catherine RICHARDS, 66 years old, a native of Wales, died Friday morning at the home of her son, T. C. DAVIS at Mount Braddock, where she had resided for some time.  The deceased was born at Maestag, South Wales, coming to this country 38 years ago.  Mrs. RICHARDS is survived by the following children:  T.C. DAVIS of Mount Braddock, Gomer DAVIS, David DAVIS and William DAVIS.  Funeral services Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of Gomer DAVIS in Uniontown.  The interment was in Park Cemetery, Uniontown. 
Weekly Courier  Thurs. 8-7-1919


Deborah RICHARDS (1776-1863)

DIED

   In North Union township, August 14th, 1863, Mrs. Deborah Richards, at the advanced age of 88 years, 2 months and 5 days. She was born in Sussex, County, New Jersey, June 9th, 1776—emigrated to this county with her parents in 1782, and settled in Somerfield near a place then called the “Little Crossing.” Although she was then but 7 years of age, yet her recollection of places and events that transpired previous to her removal from her native State were as fresh in her mind as scenes of yesterday; and often during her last illness she would repeat a hymn he heard sung at a funeral at that age. As she came from New Jersey she crossed the Delaware and Susquehanna rivers, and she would describe with a life likeness the shores of those rivers and the natural scenery surrounding them. She crossed the Potomac at Harper’s Ferry, it was then a place of little importance. She lived with her parents were they first settled, inured to all the hardships and privations of a pioneer life until the age of 20, when she married and removed to Springhill township, here she connected herself with the M. E. Church and continued in it a worthy member for some years when her husband joined the Presbyterian church, she lifted her certificate and joined it with him some 30 years ago, in which faith she remained until her death. She was a woman of a good mind and a most retentive memory. Her father fought in the revolutionary war and the writer has often heard her relate scenes and events of thrilling interest that then took place. She retained her mind to the last and although her sufferings were great she bore them with patience and whenever she was asked how she was her reply was; I am thankful that I can cast all my care and afflictions upon Jesus; She was never heard to murmur or complain, she had no fears of death or the grave when she was asked if she had any fears of the grave she would answer,

God my redeemer lives
 And often from the skies
Looks down and watches all my dust
 Till he shall bid it rise.
Com.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, September 10, 1863, Vol. III, No. 31, page 3, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


George B. RICHARDS ( -1962)

RICHARDS, GEORGE B.— Aged 70, Pittsburgh, formerly of Uniontown, died in the Allegheny General Hospital, Saturday, November 24, 1962 at 9 p.m. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Daniel (Edna) Herbold, Evans Manor; three brothers, Estey, Wimber; Walter, Lansdale; William, Pittsburgh; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Edith Shimonsky, Uniontown; three stepsons, William, Emmett and Jasper Shaw, Uniontown and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 in the Harold S. Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., where services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Dr. Earl P. Confer will officiate. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November 26, 1962, page 20, column 8

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


R. Curt RICHARDS ( -1996)

R. Curt Richards

   R. Curt “Captain” Richards, 55, of Imperial, Pa., died suddenly, Monday, Oct. 21, 1996. Surviving are a son, Warren C. Richards; a daughter, Crystal Posel, both of Imperial, Pa.; his mother, Eleanor Murray of Greentree, Pa.; a brother, Warren W. Richards of Phoenixville, Pa.; a sister, Gale Peirson of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and a grandson. Friends were received in the Wharton-Herrick Funeral Home, 951 Clift Mine Rd., Imperial, Pa., on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1996, and will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held on Friday, Oct. 25, 1996, in the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1996

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Anna Turpin RICHARDSON Stone  ( -1976)

ANNA TURPIN RICHARDSON

Richardson, Anna Turpin — of Bronx, N.Y., formerly of Uniontown, died Monday morning, March 1, 1976 in New York. Surviving are a son, Lester Kent Richardson, Bronx; a grandchild; three brothers, Elder Major Turpin and Cornelius Turpin both of Uniontown, and Ben Turpin of Pittsburgh; a sister, Mrs. Elsie Gonzales, Canton, Ohio, and a number of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Friends will be received in the Carl A. Lantz Funeral home, 297 East Main Street, after five p.m. Friday, where services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. Rev W. A. Sawyer will officiate. Internment in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, March 4, 1976

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Beatrice RICHARDSON ( -1937)

Roller Skating Child
Dies From Injuries

   Injuries sustained Thursday when she fell while roller skating near her home at Edenborn caused the death Saturday at Uniontown Hospital of Beatrice Richardson, 13 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rowland Richardson. She suffered concussion of the brain. In addition to her parents, she is survived by one brother, three sisters and her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Winsing of New Salem. Beatrice will be buried Tuesday morning with solemn high mass of requiem at St. Procopius Roman Catholic Church at New Salem. Rev. J. J. Skrak, pastor, will preside as celebrant; Rev. Thomas B. Harnyak of Fairchance will serve as deacon and Rev. J. T. Bednarik of Smock will be sub-deacon. Interment will be made in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Connellsville.

Article continues concerning other accidents.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, April 12, 1937, page 1, column 4

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Gladys Blue RICHARDSON ( -2001)

   Gladys Blue Richardson, 97 of Harrisburg, Pa., and formerly of Lemont Furnace, Pa., died Saturday, November 17, 2001. She is survived by three grandchildren: Charles "Chuckie" Capito of Springfield, Virginia, Karen Capito and Brenda Capito both of Harrisburg, Pa. Arrangements will be announced by the Muriel E. Lantz Funeral Home, 297 East Main Street, Uniontown, Pa.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Rachael Elizabeth RICHARDSON ( -1997)

Rachael Richardson

   Rachael Elizabeth Richardson, infant daughter of Bernard and Cynthia Jackson Richardson of Uniontown, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997, in Magee Women’s Hospital, Pittsburgh. In addition to her parents, she is survived by brothers and sisters: Bernard, Denine, Bernard, and Yelida, all of Uniontown; her grandparents, Anita Jackson and John Moore both of Pittsburgh, and Zadie Richardson, Bernard Richardson and Shirley Richardson, all of Brownsville; uncles, aunts, cousins, and other relatives. Private graveside services will be held today, Monday, March 24, at 11 a.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery, Brownsville under direction of the Muriel E. Lantz Funeral Home, Uniontown.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1997

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Ruth E. RICHARDSON ( -1995)

Ruth E. Richardson

   Ruth E. Richardson, 81, of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Fayette City, died Wednesday, May 3, 1995, in the University Hospital in Tampa, Fla. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Richard (Dick) Richardson, and by one son, Michael Richardson of Tampa, Fla. A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 11, 1995, at 11 a.m., in the Fayette City United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home, Fayette City.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet William RICHARDSON died in 1888. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(29)

The Courier, Connellsvile, Pennsylvania
Friday, July 13, 1888
Page 8, Column 4
Richardson.-William Richardson, of New Haven, died on Tuesday evening July 3rd, 1888, in his 83rd year.


Dale T. 'Deek' RICHEY (1935-2003)

   Dale T. “Deek” Richey, Sr., 68, of Connellsville passed away Monday, June 16, 2003, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Jan. 24, 1935 in Connellsville, a son of the late Walter C. and Ada Mae Alexander Richey. He was a Protestant by faith. Dale is survived by a son, Dale T. Richey Jr. and wife Elaine of Alaska; a daughter, Sharon Schwartz and husband David of Phoenix, Arizona; the following grandchildren, Bethany and Alexander Richey of Alaska and Justin, Tyler, Dean and Brandon Schwartz of Phoenix, Arizona; two sisters, Roberta Pyle, Betty Glover and husband Dale; a brother, Charles W. Richey, all of Connellsville. Friends will be received in 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 Friday until 10 a.m., the hour of service with Pastor Ray Keefer of Central Fellowship Church officiating. Interment will follow in Greenridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 19, 2003

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Margaret A. RICHEY ( -1939)

MRS. MARGARET RICHEY

   Mrs. Margaret A. Richey, 77 years old, former resident of Connellsville, died at 8:30 o’clock Wednesday evening at her home, 543 Woodmont street, East McKeesport, after a lingering illness of complications. She was a daughter of the late W. E. and Rachel St. Clair. Fifty-three years ago she was married to Leonard M. Richey of Connellsville and in 1898 they moved to Wilmerding where Mr. Richey was employed by the Westinghouse Airbrake Company until his death about 40 years ago. Surviving children are: Homer, of near Pittsburgh; Roger, Wilmerding, and Owen at home. Five grandsons, one granddaughter and the following brothers and sisters also survive: W. A. St. Clair, Versailles township, near McKeesport; Philip E. St. Clair, Wilmerding; Mrs. Abijah Hall, Versailles township, and Mrs. Alverda Kennedy of Connellsville. J. M. Richey of Connellsville is a nephew. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the family home. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, March 17, 1939, page 6, column 2

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Mary A. RICHEY died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(40)

One of the oldest and most widely known residents of the New Salem district, Mrs. Mary A. Richey, aged 82 years and one month, died suddenly at 12:05 Tuesday morning, May 31, 1938, at her home in the New Salem Road after a brief illness. She was an aunt of Judge J. W. Dawson and James Dawson of Uniontown.
 
Born April 20, 1856, near Morgantown, W. Va., Mrs. Richey spent most of her life in Washington and Fayette counties. Her husband, George W. Richey, died in February, 1936, and a daughter, Ethel, passed away in June of 1923.
 
The body was removed to the C. B. Dearth & Son Funeral Home, New Salem, and will be taken to the family home this evening.
 
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the home and will be conducted by Rev. Plummer Harvey, acting pastor of the Third Presbyterian church.


bullet Mary Elizabeth RICHEY died in 1933. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Richey, 61, widow of James Richey died Friday afternoon, January 6, 1933, at 5:20 o'clock, in her home at Masontown.
She was the daughter of Lewis and Martha Ault, both deceased.  Mrs. Richey was born in Ligonier.
She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Hannah McAlister and Mrs. Todd Drew of Morris Cross Roads.
The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the home at Masontown.  Rev. R. J. Shields will conduct the services.
Burial will be in the Jacobs Lutheran church cemetery.


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

Stricken suddenly ill Sunday morning, Mrs. Josephine Richey, wife of David S. Richey, 45 Maple street, died at 2 a.m. Monday.  Mrs. Richey became ill after eating her breakfast, was put to bed and gradually sank until her death.
Much of Mrs. Richey's life was spent in Uniontown.  She was the daughter of the late James and Jane Elliott of Jefferson township.  Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Laverna R. Amend of Greensburg and one granddaughter, Laverna Richey Goodin, also of Greensburg.
Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Richey home.
(Genius - August 24, 1931)


bullet Mrs. Smonju RICHEY died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Smonju Richey, 64, died at 11 o'clock Thursday evening, July 22, in her home at 47 Race Place.  Death came following a short illness. The deceased leaves two children, Margaret and Saad Richey, both of this city, and five grandchildren.
Arrangements for the funeral will be announced later.
(Herald - July 23, 1937)


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

—Another family stricken by the archer death! David Richie, a sprightly and promising boy, son of William and Ellen Richie, near McClellandtown, died on the 2nd inst., in the 8th year of his age. His disease was Dysentery, his sickness brief, only six or seven days, and his sufferings severe; but he was cheerful and patient under his trials. How quickly death mars the family circle and blasts the brightest, dearest hopes of earth. This child bid fair to be the pride and comfort of his devoted parents. Such is the mark at which the archer loves to aim his fatal dart. He often spoke of dying, and eagerly sought to know something about the better country, and would sometimes puzzle his parents to answer his apt inquiries. But it has pleased his Heavenly Father amidst the buddings of youthful intellect and promise, to call his lively spirit to another sphere of training and activity. His amiable affection for his parents was evinced to the last hour of life. He gave the filial kiss of love then laid himself down to rest and quickly vanished from earth in the peaceful slumber of death! This gentle spirit seems to call back from the spirit world and say to weeping parents, "Weep not for me but weep for yourselves and your other children. My Father calls me away in the morning of life from a world of sin and sorrow, while you are left to bear the burthen and heat of the day. Live near to Christ; cast your care on him, and be faithful unto death that yours may be the crown of life." COM.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. December 21, 1854


David A. RICHIE, Sr. ( -1996)

David A. Richie Sr.

   David A. Richie Sr., 80, of Hudson, Fla., died Monday, July 29, 1996. He is survived by his wife, Irene Elder Richie, a daughter, Ramona Selvoski of Washington, Pa.; three sons, David A. Richie Jr. of Tionesta, Pa., Joseph Richie of Cokeburg, Pa. and John Richie of Scenery Hill, Pa.; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one sister, Sara O’Brien of Atlantic City, N. J.; and three step-daughters, Kay Lutes of Stockdale, Sharon Brysh of Glassport and Toni Yozek of Bristol, Va. Friends will be received in the Greenlee Funeral Home, Bentleyville, Pa., Thursday, August 1, 1996, from 1 to 9 p.m., and Friday, August 2, 1996 until 11 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1996

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


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

Louis Richnafsky, aged 60 years, for the past 30 years a well known farmer of Redstone township, near Merrittstown, died Monday morning, April 27, 1931, in John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., of complications.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anna Shuster Richnafsky and the following children: Mrs. Anna Tatarko, Thompson No. 1; John, of Merrittstown; Louis, Jr., of Republic; Mrs. Kathryn Keberly, of Republic and Andrew, Mary, Stephen, Frances, Edward, Helen, Charles, Albert and Florence, all at home. One brother, Steve, of Youngstown, Ohio, also survives.
Charles Richnafsky, is a student at St. Vincent's college, Beatty, and Monday morning underwent an operation for the removal of his tonsils.
The body will be returned to the (blance of obit missing)


Albert Wayne RICHTER (1942-2004)

Albert Wayne Richter
Garrettsville, Ohio
Formerly of Connellsville

Albert Wayne Richter, 62, of Garrettsville, Ohio, formerly of Connellsville, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. He was born March 1, 1942, in Scottdale, a son of the late Albert E. and Edna P. Strothers Richter. Albert was raised in the Connellsville area until he joined the U.S. Army in 1960 and then later joined the U.S. Navy. Albert had a distinguished military career. He served as President's Honor Guard for President Lyndon Johnson. He was awarded the Sailor of the Year and served three tours of duty in Vietnam. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star and 20 other citations and decorations. He continued to serve with honor and valor until he retired from the military in 1981. Albert was instrumental in starting a memorial wall for soldiers in Garrettsville, Ohio. Albert will be missed by his wife, children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren as well as numerous friends and acquaintances, who enjoyed his passion for life as well as his tremendous musical talent. Albert leaves behind his loving wife, Dorothy Jean Harr Richter, whom he married Aug. 17, 1962; three children, Nancy Albright and her husband, William, of Windham, Ohio, Mildred Clark and her fiancé, Thomas Varner, of Newton Falls, Ohio, and Albert W. Richter Jr. and his wife, Malinda, of Garrettsville, Ohio; six grandchildren, Melissa Hauck, Dellman Richter, Dennae Richter, Edward Wymer, and Alissa and Kaitlin Richter, all of Ohio; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Kenneth R. Richter of Philadelphia, Larry Richter and his wife, Sharon, of Port Allegheny and David Richter of Punxsutawney; three sisters, Shirley Swink and her husband, James, of Coudersport, Garnet Alsdorf of Connellsville and Debbie Senyo of Greenville, S.C.; a half-brother, Jack Prinkey, of Connellsville and two half sisters, Betty Morris of Garrettsville, Ohio, and Lois Kepple of Sharon. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, Clyde W., Clair and Ronald Richter, and a half-brother, Dale Richter. Family and friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Matthew Goldsberry officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Springfield Township. Military rites will be conducted. A memorial service will also be held at a later date, to be announced, at the Freedom Congregational Church in Freedom, Ohio. To sign the online registry, please log onto www.brooksfuneralhomes.com


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 20, 2004

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Allison Edwin RICHTER (1976-2002)

Allison Edwin Richter
Uniontown
Formerly of Newell

Allison Edwin Richter, 26, of Uniontown, formerly of Newell, died Saturday, June 8, 2002, in the emergency room at Brownsville General Hospital. He was born May 9, 1976, in Carroll Township, a son of the late Robin I. Richter Preston. Mr. Richter was a graduate of Frazier High School with the Class of 1996. He was preceded in death by one brother, Louis S. Preston; and one aunt, Sandra Gale Hiles. Mr. Richter is survived by his grandmother, Ruth Ann Richter of Uniontown, with whom he made his home; one brother, Jeremy Staley of Newell; one sister, Jessica Preston of Uniontown; uncles Albert Richter Sr. of California, Danny and Robert Richter, both of Coal Center; one nephew, Zachary Stewart; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the ELEY-McCRORY FUNERAL HOME, 334 Main St., Fayette City, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 1 p.m., the hour of service in the funeral home with the Rev. James Pond officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Fayette City.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, June 10, 2002

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


AnnaBelle RICHTER (1919-2008)

AnnaBelle Richter
South Connellsville

AnnaBelle (Brown) Richter, 88, of South Connellsville, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, in Excela Health, Mt. Pleasant. She was born Oct. 15, 1919, in Indian Head, daughter of the late Norman P. Brown Sr. and Goldie Sanner. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved music and playing her guitar. She is survived by her husband, Lloyd "Lefty" Richter Jr.; children, the Rev. Roger Richter and wife, Patty, of South Connellsville, Dagnall Richter and wife, Judy, of South Carolina, Wanda and husband, Robert Bowlen, of Fairchance, and Regina and husband, Kevin Scott, of South Connellsville; sister, Fadella Cavalier, of Connellsville; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Leantha Richter; and brothers, Norman Jr., Donald, Arnold and Harry Brown. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the RICHARD KUCERA FUNERAL HOME, 127 East Fairview Ave., Connellsville, where funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Terry Upton. Interment will be in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, September 26, 2008

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Baby RICHTER (1904-1904)

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

Baby Richter

3 months old
   Born–September, 1904, Lower Tyrone Twp.
   Cause of death–Croup
   Died–December 8, 1904, Lower Tyrone Twp.
   Buried–Cochran Cemetery, Dawson
   Father–William Richter
   Mother–Lavina Richter


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 214, line 153

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Bessie Irene RICHTER Stone  (1939-2002)

Bessie Irene Richter
Normalville

Bessie Irene Richter, 62, of Normalville, was called home to Our Lord on Friday, May 31, 2002, in UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Sept. 7, 1939, in Normalville, a daughter of the late William A. and Anna Prinkey Fulton. Bessie was a member of the Clinton Church of God where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was a member of the WCSC and was a faithful volunteer for many of the church activities. She was a graduate of Connellsville High School, Class of 1958. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed baking and decorating cakes for family and friends. She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Lawrence Richter; two brothers, William I. Fulton and his wife Sally and Robert L. Fulton and his wife Brenda, all of Normalville; four sisters, Mary Shultz and her husband, Tom, Dorothy Whipkey and her husband Bill, Mae Stois and her husband Jim and Martha Shultz and her husband Ernie, all of Normalville and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. Her gentle touch and loving heart will be greatly missed by all. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft. Additional viewing will take place on Monday in the Clinton Church of God from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the hour of services in the church with the Rev. Joseph Wingrove Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Dan Snyder Cemetery. www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, June 1, 2002

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Charles A. RICHTER (1917-1996)

Charles A. Richter

   Charles A. (Chick) Richter, 79, of Normalville, R.D. 1, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at his residence. He was born Sept. 1, 1917 in Saltlick Township, a son of the late Frank and Ettie Nicholson Richter. He was a Protestant by faith. He was a carpenter by trade for several years. He was also in the coal and timber business for many years. He is survived by his wife, Wilma A. Campbell Richter, to whom he was married 59 years; three sons, Paul F. Richter and his wife, Betty, Ray C. (Pete) Richter and his wife, Linda S., and Michael L. Richter and his wife, Teresa, all of Normalville, R.D. 1; two daughters, Mrs. William (Ellen) Byers and Mrs. Harry (Patricia) Byers, both of Belle Vernon; 12 grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; two brothers, Dormer Richter and his wife, Frances, of Lorraine, Ohio, and Frank Richter and his wife, Connie, of Normalville, R.D. 1; and three sisters, Mrs. John (Nettie) Laws and Alicia Lanning, both of Normalville, and Dolly Rohm of Newburg, Pa. He was predeceased by three brothers, Herbert Richter, Austin Richter and Allen Richter; and four sisters, Minnie Richter, Hazel Win grove, Bertha Shultz and Betty Rohm. There will be no visitation. Services and interment will be private. Interment will be in Normalville Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1996

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Charles R. RICHTER ( -1903)

Charles R. Richter

   Charles R. Richter, the eight-year old son of Robert H. and Mary A. Richter, died this morning after a short illness. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30, when the remains will be interred in Hill Grove cemetery.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, August 8, 1903, page 4, column 3

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Connie L. RICHTER (1940-2010)

Connie L. Richter
Normalville

Connie Lou Richter, 70, of Normalville (Clinton), died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Jan. 3, 1940, in Mill Run, a daughter of the late Lewis Shipley and the late Bessie Daniels Shipley Lydick. Connie was a member of the Clinton Church of God, where she served as a deaconess, Sunday school teacher, VBS teacher and youth leader for many years. She was also a member of the WCSC. She was a graduate of the former Scottdale Joint High School, class of 1959. Connie was an excellent cook and baker, and she enjoyed hosting the family reunions at her home every August. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Eugene Richter; her daughters, Karen Richter, of Clinton, Lois Kern and her husband, Robert, of Friedens, and Pamela Hall and her husband, Charles, of Clinton; and her son, Albert Richter, of Clinton. She is also survived by the love and joy of her life, her grandson, John Kern, and granddaughter, Erin Kern. She is also survived by two brothers, William Shipley, of Connellsville, and Louis Shipley, of Scottdale; her three sisters, Betty Rugg, of Confluence, Martha Richter, of South Connellsville, and Virginia "Jenny" Hawk and her husband, Robert, of Normalville; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her three sisters, Thelma Fullem, Wilma Cramer and Helen Nichelson. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., corner of Municipal Building Road and Route 711, Melcroft, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Joseph Wingrove Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Indian Creek Baptist Cemetery, Mill Run. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, January 16, 2010

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Edna P. RICHTER (1918-1987)

   Edna P. Richter, 68, of 107 River Ave., Connellsville, died Monday at Highlands Hospital and Health Center, Connellsville. She was born Dec. 30, 1918 in Star Junction, daughter of the late Willard and Daisy Feathers Strothers. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. James (Shirley) Swink and Mrs. Garnet Olsdorf, both of Connellsville, and Mrs. Mark (Debbie) Senyo of Aviona, Italy; five sons, Albert W. and Rev. Larry Richter, both of Garrettsville, Ohio, Clyde W. of Connellsville, Kenneth R. of McClellandtown, and David A. of Punxatawney; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Howard Strothers of Whitsett, and five sisters, Mrs. Bessie Adams, Mrs. Sarah Jones, and Mrs. Agnes Shahan, all of Connellsville, Mrs. Dorothy Leichliter of Uniontown and Mrs. Betty Flynn of Mount Pleasant. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert E. Richter in 1966; two sons, Ronald and Clair Richter; a sister, Mrs. Audrey Edmonds, and two brothers, Paul and Willis Strothers.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, 1987

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Ella Mae RICHTER ( -1917)

ELLA MAE RICHTER

   Ella Mae Richter, infant daughter of Charles and Nevada Huey Richter, died Thursday night at the family residence at Moyer.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 11, 1917, page 5, column 7

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Estella M. RICHTER ( -1995)

ESTELLA M. RICHTER

   Estella M. Richter, 87, of Connellsville, R.D.2, died Thursday in her home. She is survived by five sons, William H. Richter of Cristoval, Texas, Henry C. Richter of South Boston Virginia, Domer Richter of Missouri, Norman R. Richter and John Richter of Connellsville, R.D.2; four daughters, Mrs. James (Marjorie) Williams of Connellsville, R.D.2, Mrs. David (Shirley) Conner of Englishman Hill, Connellsville, Mrs. Joseph (Arlene) Argiro of Breakneck Avenue, Connellsville, and Karen Snyder of Connellsville; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and a brother, J. V. Lytle of Gainesville, Florida. Friends will be received at the Brooks Funeral Home, 111 East Green Street, Connellsville, until 1:30 p.m. today.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Jeanetta Louise RICHTER ( - )

Jeanetta Richter

   Jeanetta Louise “Nettie” Richter, 52, of Normalville R.D. 1, died Thursday at her residence. Surviving are her mother, Viola Basinger Shultz of Normalville; her husband, Paul F. Richter; a son, Paul David Richter, at home; two daughters, Janet Eileen Wingard of Normalville R.D. 1, Mrs. Glenn (Tammy) Savage Jr., of Normalville; two grandchildren, and four sisters, Mrs. Herschel (Mary) Meyers and Mrs. Amanda Johnson, both of Normalville, and Mrs. Robert (Loretta) Prinkey and Mrs. Freeman (Doris) Bittner, both of Connellsville. Funeral services were held Saturday in Connellsville under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home Inc., 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Date Unknown

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Jonathan Ray ‘Bird’ RICHTER Stone  (1965-2000)

   Jonathan Ray "Bird" Richter, 34, of Connellsville, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2000, at his residence. He was born in Connellsville, a son of Wayne ad Helen Richter of Connellsville. He is survived by four brothers, Wayne (Pete) Richter and his wife Linda, Michael Richter and his wife Cindy, George Richter and his wife, Rose, and David Richter, all of Connellsville; five sisters, Martha (Cookie) Dillenger and her husband, Margaret (Debbie) Helms and her husband, Michael; Cathy Leasher and her husband, Brian, all of Connellsville, Susan (Poohie) Mirt; his fiancée, Dawn Burkholder; a daughter, Jamie Marie Richter; two sons, Brandon and Dylan Richter, all of Dickerson Run; several nieces and nephews; future in-laws Helen and John Burkholder of Dickerson Run. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Paul and Annabell Soltis and George and Grace Richter. Friends will be received in the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. First Street, Connellsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday until 10 a.m., the hour of service with Pastor Byron Tate officiating. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery in Dunbar. In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting monetary donations, to be sent to George Richter at 622 1/2 Morrell Avenue, Connellsville,


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, September 5, 2000

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Terry S. RICHTER ( -1996)

Terry S. Richter

   Terry S. Richter, 48, of Jefferson, Pa., died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996, in Aleppo, Pa. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy R. Scott of Aleppo, Pa.; his wife, Donna Wilson Richter, whom he married on Jan. 31, 1986; five daughters, Stephanie Copechal of Bentleyville, Pa., Terrie L. Butcher, Michele Hough and Ellen L. Berdine, all of Marianna, Pa., and Charlemagne Rendland of Clarksville, Pa.; one son, Brian Richter of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 15 grandchildren; two brothers, George Richter of Aleppo, Pa., and Jerry Huffman of Waynesburg, Pa.; and two stepsons, Charles Jones of Holbrook, Pa., and Robert Jones of the State of Oregon. Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, Carmichaels, Pa., on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday from 11 to 1 p.m., the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1996

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


William RICHTER ( -1906)

   Death notice for William Richter appeared in the Morning News, Uniontown, PA, Friday, April 13, 1906, Vol. I, No. 8, page 1, column 5. Complete text is not currently available.


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

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Dian RICTOR ( -1871)

DIED

  RICTOR— July 31st, 1871, Mrs. Dian Rictor, wife of Thomas Rictor, of Bridgeport, Fayette County, Pa.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 10, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 31, page 3, column 7

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet James RIDENOUR died in 1902. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

RIDENOUR, JAMES
SIX FATAL ACCIDENTS.
Workmen Killed During the Week in Mine and on the Railroad.
Courier  Fri. 1-24-1902  pg. 1


Priscilla RIDENOUR ( -1926)

MRS. PRISCILLA RIDENOUR

   Mrs. Priscilla Ridenour, aged 82 years, widow of George W. Ridenour, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dortha Sisley, at 306 Market street, Scottdale, Saturday afternoon, January 16, 1926, at 5:30 o’clock. In addition to Mrs. Sisley two other daughters, Mrs. J. F. Eicher, of Scottdale and Mrs. C. B. Metzler, of Carmichaels, Greene county, and four sons, E. W. Ridenour, of Pittsburgh, and H. O., R. F., and G. G. Ridenour, all of Fairchance, also survive, together with 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Mrs. Ridenour had been a lifelong member of Jacob’s Creek Methodist Episcopal church. Funeral services will be held at the Sisley home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock followed by burial in the Scottdale cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 18, 1926, page 6, column 3

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


William RIDENOUR (1866-1950)

WILLIAM RIDENOUR

   William Ridenour, 83, of 219 South Eighth street, died at 11 o'clock Friday morning in Columbia Hospital, Wilkinsburg, where he was admitted the day before. He was born November 25, 1866, at Jacobs Creek, a son of the late Daniel and Sarah Ridenour. In his early years, he was an engineer with the H. C. Frick Coke Company. For the past 40 years Mr. Ridenour operated his own grocery business being located during that time in Uniontown, Brownsville, Fairchance and Connellsville. He was at the last address for 11 years. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Brownsville. Surviving are two sons, Paul of Penn Township and Daniel of Lancaster, Ohio; five grandchildren; three brothers, Earl of Dawson, Lynn of Ravenna, Ohio, and John of Scottdale, and three sisters, Mrs. Clyde Stevens of Wilkinsburg, Mrs. Ellis Dull of Scottdale and Mabel Ridenour of Scottdale. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Spishak funeral Home, 213 S. 8th St., Connellsville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, February 11, 1950, page 2, column 6

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Charles E. RIDER ( -1970)

CHARLES E. RIDER

   Charles E. Rider, 84, of Fairchance, died in Laurel Rest Home, after a lingering illness. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Fairchance and the UMWA. Surviving are a son, Charles Jr. of Elyria, Ohio; a daughter, Elaine of Fairchance, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, November 21, 1970, page 11, column 2

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Orestes C. RIDER ( -1941)

O. C. RIDER

   Orestes C. Rider, 86, died at his home near Butler. There are five sons, including Lamont E. of Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, September 25, 1941, page 2, column 3

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


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

Mary Anne Ridge, aged 79 years, widow of Frank Ridge, died at the home of a nephew, Emmor H. Kelley, Water street, South Brownsville, at midnight, Friday, September 25, 1931.
She was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth King Harn and a native of Luzerne township where she spent practically her entire life.  A member of the Hopewell Presbyterian church since childhood she was one of its most active workers until recently incapacitated.
Surviving is one brother, John Harn of Luzerne township.
Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. R. C. VanEmman, in the Hopewell church, this afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Thomas B. F. RIDGE (1832-1852)

DIED

   On Saturday the 10th of April, of consumption THOMAS RIDGE, of Luzerne tp., Fayette co., Pa., on the 21st year of his age.


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


OBITUARY

   Died, April 10, 1852, at the residence of his brother-in-law, (W. S. Baker,) Mr. THOMAS B. F. RIDGE, aged 20 years. The subject of this communication was born February 29, 1832, and his parents dying soon after, left him with six other children to the care of relatives. When about six or eight years of age, Thomas went to live with Mr. Manahan, of Monroe Co., Ohio. Six years ago he came to his brother-in-law, and since, made that his home. He was an interesting youth-possessing an extraordinary mind: strong, active, and endowed with a bright intellect. His Health had almost uniformly been good; having a vigorous constitution he did not regard exposure, but during the month of October last, he took a cold which fastened upon his lungs in the form of consumption, and soon his life began to waste away. In health he was careless and unconcerned about the salvation of his soul, but during his illness, he became a serious inquirer after the way of life. His pious friends pointed him to Christ – the only means of salvation. Several days before he died, he found peace and pardon in believing, and from that time to his past, he exhorted all his friends to seek God now, not to wait as he had done, to so late an hour. A few hours before he departed, he called the family to his bedside, and bid them all an affectionate farewell. “Farewell, “ said he “prepare to meet me in heaven.” Then turning aside, he clapped his hands, saying “Come Lord Jesus, Oh, my dear Savior come:” then soon he fell asleep in the arms of that Savior on whom he rested for salvation. Thus ended the life of that much loved, and interesting youth, but “we sorrow not as those who have no hope,” for our earthly loss is his heavenly gain. The next day, as he requested, his funeral was preached by Rev. J. T. A. Henderson, and his remains followed by relatives and friends to their long resting place. “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.” P. B.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 6, 1852, Vol. I, No. 4, page 3, column 1

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Mrs. Catherine RIDGWAY obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (9)

Ridgway Services

The funeral for Mrs. Catherine Ridgway, widow of John Hook Ridgway, who died at 8:50 o'clock Saturday morning in Frick Memorial Hospital at Mount Pleasant, will be held this afternoon.  There will be a prayer at the late home at 204 East Francis avenue, Connellsville, at 1:20 o'clock followed by a full service at the Church of the Brethren at 2 o'clock.  Rev. R. E. Shober, pastor, will officiate.  Burial will be in Mount Joy cemetery at Mount Pleasant.

Mrs. Ridgway was born and reared in Saltlick township.  She was married at an early age and went to Connellsville, spending the greater part of her life in Connellsville.  She was a lifelong and faithful member of the Church of the Brethren.

Mrs. Ridgway, who was preceded in death by her husband, is survived by the following children: Charles F., of Waynesburg; James, of Allison; John T., of Uniontown; Mrs. Eliza Bashioum and Mrs. Kathryn Bosley, of Connellsville; Mrs. Mary Meader, of Canton, Ohio, and Mrs. Lucy Rogers, of Scottdale.  Mrs. Hostetler of Scottdale is a sister while Robert Schultz of Champion, Cleveland Schultz of Scottdale, R. D. and Charles Schultz of Connellsville R. D. are half-brothers.  There are also 28 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  A daughter, Mrs. Minnie Michaels, and a son, Jesse Ridgway, (rest cut off)


bullet George R. RIDGWAY died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

GEORGE R. RIDGWAY
A widely known resident of the Lake Lynn vicinity where he lived for a number of years, George R. Ridgway, aged 76, died at 12:45 Sunday afternoon, November 27, 1938, following a lingering illness of a complication of diseases. He was born at Laurel Iron Works, Monongalia county, West Virginia, a son of William H. and Hannah Ridgway.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. R. J. Ridgway; five children, Mrs. Jesse Costello and Mrs. Vin DeGardeyn, both of Point Marion; Mrs. Earl Pyatt, Carnegie, Pa.; Mrs. Paul Gunsallus, Lake Lynn, and C.W. Ridgway, also of Lake Lynn; one son-in-law, Edward Blair, Connellsville; two brothers, James, Of McKees Rocks, and Millard, Aliquippa, Pa.; 20 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.


Barry D. RIDLEY (1931-2004)

Barry D. Ridley
Mount Braddock

Barry D. Ridley, 72, of Mount Braddock, died Monday, May 10, 2004, in Mount Macrina Manor, Uniontown. He was born Aug. 31, 1931, in Youngstown, the son of the late Lawrence W. and Elizabeth Ridley McLaughlin. He was a stockman at Pechin Market. Survivors include two brothers, Lawrence (Larry) McLaughlin and wife, Doris of Uniontown, and James McLaughlin of Mount Braddock, with whom he lived; two sisters, Ruth Lohr and husband, Larry of Mount Braddock, and Sharon Durst of Hopwood; and the following nieces and nephews, Denise Klink, Leslie Willard, Lawrence W. McLaughlin and wife, Tara, Mark Lohr, Cindy Jesso and husband, Lou, Adam Durst and Eric Durst; and great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, today from 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Lee Maley and the Rev. Joseph Wingrove officiating. Interment will be in Percy Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


George RIDLEY Stone  (1888-1966)

RIDLEY, GEORGE— Age 78 years, of Yauger Hollow, died in his home Wednesday, July 6, 1966 at 11 p .m. Born February 10, 1888 in Morgan Station, Westmorland County, he was the son of the late William and Jane Bainbridge Ridley. He was a resident of North Union Twp. for the past 75 years and was a retired coal miner and was formerly employed by the Bortz Coal Co., Youngstown. He was a member of the UMWA, Adah Local 6326. Surviving are three sons, Arnold, at home; Earl R. of Shady Grove and Wilbert of Cleveland, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Fred (Genevieve) Cole of Coolspring, Mrs. Harold (Leona) Weir of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Al (Mary) Rebusch of Dayton, Ky.; ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Isabelle Gordon Ridley in 1957. Friends are being received in the late home, Yauger Hollow until noon Saturday. The body will lie in state at the Cove Run Methodist Church from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday, the hour of service with Rev. Harry Cooley officiating. Interment in the church cemetery under the direction of the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 8, 1966, page 13, column 3

Contributed by Brenda Turner Blake < blakeb28 at yahoo.com>



Isabelle RIDLEY Stone  (1888-1957)

RIDLEY, ISABELLE— Age 68 years, died suddenly at her home in Yauger Hollow, Lemont Furnace, R. D., Saturday morning, July 6, 1957 at 6 o’clock. She was born in Yauger Hollow December 28, 1888, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Gordon. She was a member of the Cove Run Free Methodist Church. . Surviving are her husband, George Ridley; four sons, Arnold, at home; Earl Raymond of Shady Grove, Wilbert of Cleveland, Ohio, William of Oliver No. 1; three daughters, Mrs. Fred (Genevieve) Cole of Coolspring, Mrs. Leona Weir of Cleveland; and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Rebusch of Dayton, Ky. Eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary Boyd of Lemont Furnace. Friends will be received at the late home after 12 noon Sunday where prayer services will be conducted at 1:30 Tuesday followed by services at the Cove Run Free Methodist Church at 2 p.m., with Rev. Ray Kirkpatrick officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, July 6, 1957, page 6, column 8

Contributed by Brenda Turner Blake < blakeb28 at yahoo.com>


Mildred Tuning RIDLEY Stone  (1915-2003)

   Mildred Tuning Ridley, 88, of the Smithfield-Masontown Road, Smithfield, went home to be with the Lord, on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003. She was born November 20, 1915, in Coolspring, Pa., a daughter of the late Warren and Mable Roby Tuning. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband F. Ridley in 1964; four brothers: Roy Tuning in 1946, Lester Tuning in 1970, Ralph Tuning in 1982 and Harold Tuning. Mildred had one son, Charles Ridley. She was employed for several years at the former Central Drug Store in Uniontown. Mildred was a resident of the Brozik Personal Home from 1969 to 2000. She spent the last four years loved and cared for by Kathy Davis in the Davis Personal Care Home, Smithfield. Mildred's Memorial Service was private and held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were under the direction of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Robert RIDLEY (1879-1956)

RIDLEY, ROBERT—Aged 77, died Wednesday, December 12, 1956 at 12:23 a.m. in his home, Youngstown. Born in England, February 28, 1879, he was the son of the late William and Jane Ridley. He was member of the UMWA, local 6322. He is survived by his wife, Hannah Ridley; two daughters, Mrs. George (Janie) Cook, Youngstown; Mrs. Lawrence (Elizabeth) McLaughlin, Mt. Braddock; two sons, Thomas and Daniel at home; one brother, George, Cove Run; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren. Friends are being received in the late home where services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. with Reverends George Stevens and Melvin Shultz officiating. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery under the direction of the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 13, 1956, page 37, column 8

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Thomas RIDLEY died in 1911. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(33) Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA Thursday, October 26, 1911
TWO MINERS KILLED
While Cutting Clay Vein in Hogset Company's Mine
Grief reigns in two homes at Lemont where two widowed women are mourning
the death of their husbands. Smith Crawford and Thomas Ridley who were
killed by a fall of slate Friday evening in the mine of the Hogsett Coal &
Coke Company.
The two men were cutting a clay vein and about 4 o'clock in the afternoon
the roof above them gave way, the men being pinned down by a large quantity of slate
and earth. The mine was not running Friday on account of there being no eavs so
there were no miners to discover the plight of the two buried men. As a
consequence they were not found until about 1 o'clock in the morning when the night man
passed the way on his rounds. Part of both bodies were visible and Ridley was
still alive but death came about 4 A.M. Ridley was still conscious when found and
talked to the fireboss.
Crawford did the posting in the mine and was a very competent man of long
experience. Pat Callahan is superintendent of the Hogsett mine and is
considered a very careful man. He was for six years mine foreman at Edenbern.
Crawford was about 40 years of age, and son of the late Daniel Crawford.
The sonmarried Isabell Zebley of Yauger Hollow and she and a little daughter
survive. There are also the following brothers; John, William, and James of Ohio. Charles
and Amzi, Yauger Hollow and Samuel C., Uniontown. Deceased was a memeber of the Free Methodist Church.


Franklin H. RIFENBURG ( -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

F. H. RIFENBURG

   A prayer service for Franklin H. Rifenburg, 51, of Masontown, will be held at 10:45 a.m. Thursday in the Maykuth funeral home, Masontown, followed by additional services in the Masontown Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Thomas F. Conboy will officiate. Burial will be in the Masontown Cemetery. He was a member of the Masontown Presbyterian Church; Robena Local No. 6321, U. M. W. A., American Legion Post No. 423 of Masontown, and Moose Lodge No. 92. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Kathern Giagola Rifenburg; three daughters, Anita Taylor of Alexandria, Va., Marie Donnelly of Dalla, Pa., and Clara Ann at home; four grandchildren; a brother, Ray of Masontown, and as sister, Ruby Slebodonik of Moundsville, W. Va.


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

Contributed by Brenda Turner Blake < blakeb28 at yahoo.com>


Alva RIFFLE ( -1938)

ALVA RIFFLE

   Alva Riffle, aged 68, native of Fayette county, died Monday in Aspinwall. Mr. Riffle was born and raised near the Jacobs Lutheran church, a short distance from Masontown. He is survived by two sons, Walter, of Asminwall, and Herbert, of Arizona, and one brother, David F. Riffle. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from 820 Main street, Sharpsburg.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, January 12, 1938, page 8, column 1

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Ann M. Baran RIFFLE ( -2009)

   Ann M. (Baran) Riffle of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, died Friday, June 19, 2009, in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born in Puritan, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of John and Pauline Baran. Ann was a member of Saint Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church, St. Therese Altar Society, and was also a member of the Funeral Choir. She graduated from the now former German Township High School, McClellandtown. A devoted wife and most wonderful mother, Ann placed great care into everything that she did----tending her garden, canning and crocheting. She loved African Violets, and also loved "Skippy". In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel P. Riffle in 1986; a brother, Andrew; and three sisters, Susan Desko, Pauline Ciccore, Mary Campau. Surviving are her loving daughter, Janet A. Petlevich of Uniontown, Pennsylvania; a sister, Kathryn Lamonica of Wilmington, Delaware; and many other loving relatives. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., 603 North Gallatin Avenue, Extension, Uniontown, Pa., on Monday, June 22, 2009, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, until 9:30 a.m. when the Prayers of Transfer will be said. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in Saint Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church, Mill Street, with Monsignor Michael W. Matusak, V. F., as celebrant. Interment will follow at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 7829 National Pike, Uniontown, PA 15401 or to the American Cancer Society. Saint Therese Altar Society will recite the Rosary in the Funeral Home on Monday evening at 7 p.m. Your personal written tributes and memories are welcomed and encouraged at www.hakyfuneralhome.com


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, June 21, 2009

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Anna Alton RIFFLE ( -1971)

MRS. ANNA RIFFLE

   Mrs. Anna Alton Riffle, 85, of Pittsburgh, died in the John J. Kane Hospital there. She was born in McClellandtown, a daughter of the late Stephen D. and Isabelle Alton. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of East Liberty. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Riley McCann of Carmichaels, and a brother, W. Arthur Alton of Fredericktown. She was predeceased by her husband, David Leslie Riffle, and a son, Arthur Leslie Riffle.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 25, 1971, page 15, column 8

Contributed by Brenda Blake < blakeb28 at yahoo.com>


Anna Mae Mari RIFFLE (1932-2011)

   Anna Mae Mari Riffle, 78, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania passed away on Friday, January 7, 2011 in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Anna Mae was born on Sunday, October 9, 1932 i n California, Pennsylvania the daughter of Julius Mari and Elizabeth (Lexie) Mari. Anna Mae was a member of The Sons of Italy, Perryopolis and the General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103 Ladies Auxiliary in Hopwood. She was retired from Hills Department Store. Anna Mae was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Warren L. Riffle in 1997; an infant son, Robert Riffle; and two sisters and two brothers, Esther File, Joseph Mari, John Mari and Marie Jeffries. Surviving are five children: Julius Samuel Riffle and wife Alice of Anaheim, California, Thomas Lee Riffle and his wife Terri of California state, Linda Ann Riffle of Uniontown William Jack Riffle and wife Lynda, Woodside (Smithfield), Pennsylvania, JoAnn Lohr and her husband Lauren of Gibbon Glade, Pennsylvania; six grandchildren: Samantha, Shannon, Kimberly, Justin, William Jr. and Luke; one great granddaughter, Chelsie; two brothers and four sisters: William Mari and his wife Margaret, Richard Mari, Christina DeFrank, Dorothy Kuston and Sara Mari all of Uniontown, Elizabeth Skala of McClellandtown, Pennsylvania. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Pennsylvania today (Sunday, January 9, 2011) from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Services will begin at 8 p.m. with the Reverend Art Mace officiating. Private interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Hopwood AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary will hold Services in the Funeral Home today at 3.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 10, 2011

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Archie RIFFLE ( -1893)

Archie Riffle

White, male, 3 years old
   Cause of death–Growth in Bowels
   Born–unknown
   Died–January 1, 1893, McClellandtown
   Father–Albert Riffle
   Mother–Lydia Riffle


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Caroline Allenbaugh RIFFLE (1865-1908)

Caroline Allenbaugh Riffle

White, female, 52 years old, married
   Cause of death–Heart attack
   Born–1865
   Died–January 22, 1908
   Father–James Allenbaugh
   Siblings–Mrs. Alex Mack,
      Mrs. James Weltner,
      Mrs. Daniel Diffenbaugh,
      Mrs. R. F. Weltner
      Mrs. A. J. Moser,
      James R. Allenbaugh, Jr
      Isaac Allenbaugh of St Louis,
      George Allenbaugh
      Ettie Allenbaugh
   Spouse–Marion B Riffle
   Children–Ewing H. Riffle
      Alice J Riffle McGraw
      Edna Riffle McCray
      Lena Riffle Long
      Helen Riffle McCrackin


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


David RIFFLE ( -1870)

BLED TO DEATH— David Riffle died at his residence in McClellandtown, on Monday last. He had been quite ill for some time of an affection of the liver, and was very weak and feeble. He was in town attending an arbitration last week, and on Friday afternoon he commenced to bleed at the nose. All efforts to stop it were unavailing, and he finally bled to death.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 3, 1870, Vol. III, No. 8, page 3, column 5

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Emma Newcomer RIFFLE ( -1897)

Emma Newcomer Riffle

McClellandtown, age 20 years and 10 months
   Died–November 11, 1897
   Father–John M. Newcomer
   Mother–Louisa Newcomer
   Spouse–Edward Riffle
   Children–One son


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA, Pennsylvania Room Obit Index

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Dr. George Newcomer RIFFLEPhoto  (1897-1965)

Dr. Riffle Funeral Set On Sunday

   Funeral services will be held Sunday for Dr. George Newcomer Riffle, of McClellandtown. Dr. Riffle, a practicing physician for 42 years, died yesterday in Uniontown Hospital after a brief illness. Dr. Riffle was born at McClellandtown July 30, 1897, a son of the late Edward H. and Emma Newcomer Riffle. He attended German Twp. schools and West Virginia University, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta. After graduating from Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia in 1922, Dr. Riffle interned at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was a member of the Phi Rho Sigma Medical Fraternity at Jefferson. The McClellandtown native was a member of the American Medical Assn., Pennsylvania State Medical Society, and the Fayette County Medical Society, where he served as president in 1952. Dr. Riffle was the physician at German Twp. High School the past 26 years. Survivors include his wife, Nola K. Moore Riffle: and four children, Dr. George N. Riffle, II, resident physician in Urology at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia; Kathryn Louise Riffle, instructor in nursing at Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio: Dr. John Edward Riffle, a captain in the U. S. Army Medical Corps serving as a flight surgeon in Korea; Robert M. Riffle, a graduate student at West Virginia University, one granddaughter, Susan Kathryn Riffle, Philadelphia: one half-brother, Ray Riffle, McClellandtown. Friends will be received in the T. Leonard Sangston Funeral Home, McClellandtown, after 7:30 p.m. today, and on Saturday from 2-5 and 7-10 p.m., and on Sunday when services will be held at 2 p.m. Rev. Thomas Conboy, Jr., will officiate. Interment will be in the family plot at Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, December 24, 1965, page 6, column 5

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Grace RIFFLE (1921-2009)

   Grace Riffle, 87, of Penn Craft, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2009, in her home. She was born March 27, 1921, in Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of the late Roy H. Chrispen and Margaret Shelton Chrispen. Grace was formerly employed by a defense contractor in Cleveland, during World War II, where she worked along with her mother and sister, Ethel who just recently passed away on January 30, 2009. Grace was also employed as a personal secretary for the owner of Gallet Knitting Mill of Penn Craft and Uniontown, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur L. Riffle, sisters, May Grace Skillcorn and Ethel Illig. She is survived by her sons: Bill Riffle and wife, Barb, of Belle Vernon, Pa., and granddaughter, Michelle Riffle, Dana Riffle, of Lemont Furnace, Fayette County, Pa., and grandson, Louis Riffle and granddaughter, Megan Riffle; a daughter, Bonnie Matthews, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa.; nieces and nephews: Kenneth Illig, Margaret Skillcorn Martin, Mary Sue Skillcorn-Erb, Frances Skillcorn Straight, William Skillcorn, III, and Wilma Skillcorn Lieberman. By her own wishes, there will be no viewing and burial will be private for her immediate family. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Grace's name may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Arrangements are being handled by the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 19 Legion Street, Republic, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, February, 5, 2009

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Harry Evans RIFFLE (1913-1995)

Harry E. Riffle

   Harry Evans Riffle, 82, of Adah R.D. 1 died Friday, Sept. 15, 1995, in his home. He was born April 11, 1913, in Adah, Pa., son of Samuel Evans riffle and Myrtle Corrine Riggle Riffle. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Alyce Irene Snyder Riffle, in 1971 and a brother, Elmer H. Riffle. He was a graduate of German Township High School, retired maintenance foreman from U.S. Steel, member of Jacobs Lutheran Church, and past Master of Valley Lodge 459 F&AM, Masontown. He is survived by three sons, Captain Earl R. Riffle, U.S.N. (Ret.), and his wife, Sherry S., of Brunswick, Maine, and twin sons, Capt. Donald L. Riffle, U.S.N. (Ret.), and his wife, Mary E., of Alexandria, Va., and Ronald K. Riffle and his wife, Amelia A., of Boyertown, Pa.; four grandchildren, Calin Joan Riffle, Jamie Dawn Riffle, Mindi Rae Riffle, and Scott Evans Riffle; a great-granddaughter, Shannon Elizabeth Riffle; a brother, lt. Col. James Charles riffle, U.S.M.C. (Ret.) of Havelock, N.C.; and three nephews. Friends will be received in the H. DAVID McELROY FUNERAL HOME, McClellandtown, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Jacobs Lutheran Church, Masontown R.D., from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., the hour of service. Interment will follow in Jacobs Lutheran Church Cemetery. Valley … (balance of obit is missing).


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Howard Edward RIFFLE ( -1971)

H. E. RIFFLE

   Howard Edward Riffle, 58, of Uniontown, died in Uniontown Hospital. He was a former electrician for the City of Uniontown and the enamel plant. He was a member of Jacobs Lutheran Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Beulah Margaret Riffle; two daughters, including Mrs. Beverly Bala of Uniontown; two sons, Howard Joseph and Daniel Edward at home; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Dils of High House, and four brothers, including Samuel of Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, February 9, 1971, page 13, column 4

Contributed by Brenda Blake < blakeb28 at yahoo.com>


Jacob RIFFLE ( -1870)

DIED

  RIFFLE— On Sunday, Oct. 23d, at his residence in Nicholson township, in the 89th year of his age.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, October 27, 1870, Vol. III, No. 42,
page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Jacob RIFFLE died in 1869. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

DIED
RIFFLE—At his residence in German township, Jacob Riffle, in the 79th year of his age.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. July 1, 1869.


Jesse Wade RIFFLE Stone  (1884-1971)

RIFFLE, JESSE (WADE)— Age 87 years, of 1330 South Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, died Tuesday, November 23, 1971, in the Connellsville State General Hospital. He was born November 10, 1884 at High House, Pa., the son of the late John Q. and Martha Bixler Riffle. Mr. Riffle lived in Smithfield for a number of years but spent most of his life in the Connellsville area. He was a telegraph operator for the B&O Railroad, retiring in 1954 with fifty years of service. He was a member of the King Soloman Lodge 346, F. & A. M. of Connellsville, the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, No. 77 of Derry, Pa.; a life member of the Order of Railroad Telegraphers, a member of the Veteran Employees Assn. of the B&O Railroad and of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Connellsville. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Filcer (Magdalene) Soisson of Connellsville (with whom he had resided); a sister, Mrs. H. C. (Carrie) Robinson of Smithfield. He was preceded in death by his wife, Zadell P. Cameron Riffle; a brother, L. Emmet Riffle and two sisters, Mrs. Edna Brooks and Mrs. Florence Blosser. Friends will be received in the Samuel C. Brooks Funeral Home, 111 E. Green St., Connellsville today from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until Friday at 1 p.m., the hour of service. Rev. H Wahl Pfeifer will officiate. Internment in Hill Grove Cemetery, Connellsville.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, November 24, 1971, page 37, column 8

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


John Allen RIFFLE Stone  (1885-1941)

J. Allen Riffle Dies

   J. Allen Riffle, 54, a veteran merchant of Uniontown and McClellandtown, died Sunday morning at his home at McClellandtown of complications. He leaves his widow, a daughter and two sisters.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, March 26, 1941, page 7, column 3


JOHN ALLEN RIFFLE, a veteran merchant of Uniontown and McClellandtown, died at his home in McClellandtown Sunday morning, March 23, 1941, at 4:30 a.m., of a complication of diseases. He was born in German Township May 29, 1886, the son of the late William and Melissa (Coffman) Riffle and spent virtually his entire life in McClellandtown. He was a member of the Jacobs Lutheran Church, Areia 828 of Eagles of Uniontown and Jr. O. U. A. M. Council of McClellandtown. He married Emma Fike of Uniontown on Feb 6, 1917. She and a daughter, Jean Ogle, survive. An infant died in 1919; two sisters Mrs. William Hartley and Mrs. John S. Fuller of Carmichaels also survive. Friends are being received at the family residence. Funeral arrangements to be announced later.


Newspaper and date unknown

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


John Howard RIFFLE ( -1942)

RIFFLE, JOHN HOWARD, well known resident and for many years a farmer of near McClellandtown, Pa., aged 69 years, 2 months and 18 days, passed away Wednesday morning at 8:15 due to a lingering illness. He is survived by the following: his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Almeda Riffle and children, William and Eugene, at home; John Howard, Jr., of Bedford, Mass., with the U.S. Air Corps; daughters Frances and Ella Mae, at home; Mrs. Grover Galloway of McClellandtown, Mrs. John Homestek, two sisters, Mrs. William Rose, of Uniontown, Pa., and Miss Emily Riffle, of Paisley, Greene County, Pa. Private funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the residence at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Freeman Ankrum. Burial, also private, will be in St. Jacob's Lutheran Cemetery, near McClellandtown, Pa. Funeral under the direction of Sangston Funeral Home.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 30, 1942, page 3, column 4

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


L. Emmett RIFFLE ( -1958)

RIFFLE, L. EMMETT— Aged 69, formerly of Uniontown and husband of Catherine Yocum Riffle, 2152 16th Ave., Birmingham, Ala., died Wednesday, February 26, 1958. He was the son of the late John Q. and Martha Bixler Riffle. In addition to his widow he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Maynard (Larue) Srickle, Uniontown; Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Sturgeon, Pittsburgh; three sons, Thomas W., Uniontown; James E., Birmingham, Ala.; J. Douglas of Sacramento, Calif.; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Brooks, Uniontown; Mrs. Carrie Robinson, Uniontown, R. D. 3; one brother, Wade, Connellsville. He was a machinist and in Uniontown conducted his own business prior to 1939, when he served the government in Puerto Rico for six years, he then returned to the States settling in Birmingham and retired, Feb. 1, 1958. Arrangements under the direction of the Gleason Funeral Home are incomplete.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 27, 1958, page 34, column 7


RIFFLE, L. EMMETT— Died Wednesday, February 26, 1958, in Birmingham, Ala. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Lodge 12 F & AM San Juan, Puerto Rico, Commandery I, Knights Templar, San Juan; Borinquen Chapter 1, R. A. M. of San Juan; Aamera Temple AAONMS, Birmingham, Ala. Friends will be received after 12 noon today in the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., where services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with Dr. William R. Johnston officiating. Interment will be in Jacobs Lutheran Cemetery. Lafayette Lodge 2258 F & AM will conduct ritualistic services in the funeral home this evening at 7:30.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, March 1, 1958, page 6, column 8

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Margaret Lydia RIFFLE ( -1935)

MARGARET L. RIFFLE

Mrs. Margaret Lydia Riffle, aged 84 years, three months, and 26 days, died at 8:15 o'clock Monday morning, February 4, 1935, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Rigley, 205 South Mt. Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, Pa. She was the widow of Albert Riffle, who preceded her in death three years, and a daughter of the late James and Margaret Fogle Brown. Born at Messmore, German Township, Pa., Mrs. Riffle spent practically her entire life there.

Surviving are: Samuel L. Riffle, of Messmore; Mrs. Walter Jeffries, of New Salem, Pa.; Mrs. John King, Morgantown Road, Uniontown, Pa., and Mrs. Mary Rigley; two sisters, Mrs. Phoebe Campbell, of Fairbank, Pa., and Mrs. John Bennett, East Millsboro, Pa.

Leaving the Rigley residence Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the funeral cortège will proceed to Jacobs Lutheran Church, Masontown, Pa., for services in charge of the pastor, Rev. F. O. H. Scholz. Burial in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, February 5, 1935, page 9, column 2

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


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

Mrs. Mary Jane Riffle, aged 90 years, died at her home in Perryopolis at 4:15 a.m., Monday, February 23, 1931.  Her husband, George W. Riffle, preceded her in death by nine years.
Mrs. Riffle resided in Perryopolis all her life and was widely and most favorably known.  She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for 75 years, and a charter member of the W. C. T. U.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. George Duff of Perryopolis; two sons, W. E. Riffle of Perryopolis, and John D. Riffle of Uniontown, and one brother, E. S. Baker of Perryopolis. Ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.
Short funeral services will be held at the late home Wednesday at 2 p.m., followed by services in the Methodist Episcopal church in charge of Rev. ?
(balance of obit is missing)
(Standard - Feb. 24, 1931)


Myrtle C. RIFFLE ( -1965)

RIFFLE, MYRTLE C.— Age 84 years of Adah, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Friday, February 5, 1965, at 11:10 a.m. She is survived by three sons, Harry E. of Adah, Elmer H. of Masontown and Lt. Col. James C. with the U.S. Marine Corps at Cherry Point, N.C.; one sister, Mrs. S. W. (Pearl) Murphy of Mt Lebanon, Pa.; one brother, Charles Riggie of Brackenridge, Pa.; six grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Samuel E. Riffle in 1934. She was a member of Jacob's Lutheran Church, Ideal Chapter 213 OES Masontown and the Margaret E. Caven Shrine 42 of Uniontown. Friends will be received in the T. Leonard Sangston Funeral Home, McClellandtown today after 1:30 p.m. and until Sunday at 2 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. G. C. Waldkoenig and Rev. James A. Gahagen officiating. Burial will be in the family plot, Jacob’s Lutheran Church Cemetery. Ideal Chapter 213 OES, Masontown will have ritualistic services this evening at 8 and Margaret S. Caven Shrine 42, Uniontown At 8:30.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, February 6, 1965, page 11, column 8

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Samuel Evans RIFFLE died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(13)

SAMUEL E. RIFFLE
Samuel Evans Riffle, aged 71 years, seven months and 25 days, one of the most widely known and highly respected citizens of German township, died at 11:25, Tuesday morning, October 2, 1934, following a lengthy illness.
A member of one of the pioneer families of that district, Mr. Riffle was a son of the late William H. and Mary Jane Crago Riffle.
He was married to Myrtle C. Riggle who survives him together with three sons; Harry E., Elmer and James Riffle, all at home; three brothers, William Parshall Riffle, Solomon and Howard Riffle, all of the McClellandtown district; and the following sisters; Mrs. William Rose,of Lambert; Mrs. Malissa Hewitt, of Carmichaels; Misses Emily and Hulda Riffle, of Masontown; Miss Sarah Riffle, of McClellandtown; and Mrs. Ella Black, of Carmichaels.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Riffle homestead on Middle Run, Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. Floyd Sibert, pastor of the Masontown Brethren church will officiate. Burial in Jacobs Lutheran cemetery.
Members of the family request that friends please omit flowers.
(Standard 10/4/34)


Samuel Linton RIFFLE ( -1965)

S. L. RIFFLE

   Samuel Linton Riffle, 82, died at 9 a.m. Sunday in the Swihart Nursing Home near Morgantown, W. Va. He was a former member of the Uniontown A.F.L.-C.I.O. No. 66, and Jacobs Lutheran Church. Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Warren (Margaret) Dils of High House; five sons, including Howard and Samuel P. of Uniontown, 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. His wife, Mrs. Mary Alice Franks riffle, died June 29, 1948. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sangston funeral home, McClellandtown, with the Rev. Thomas S. Conboy Jr. officiating. Interment will be in the family plot in Jacobs Lutheran Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 11, 1965, page 15, column 5

Contributed by Brenda Blake < blakeb28 at yahoo.com>


Sarah Elizabeth RIFFLE ( -1941)

Miss Sarah Riffle Dead

   Miss Sarah Elizabeth Riffle, 71, a daughter of the late William and Mary Jane Crago Riffle who was born at Meadow Run, German township, died Wednesday night at the home of a niece, Mrs. William Mills, at Carmichaels.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, March 15, 1941, page 5, column 5

Contributed by Brenda Blake < blakeb28 at yahoo.com>


Sarah Frances RIFFLE ( -1941)

MRS. SARAH RIFFLE

   Mrs. Sarah Frances Riffle, 82, died Monday night at her home at Palmer of complications. A daughter of the late Thomas and Louisa Wiley, she was the widow of James Riffle. A daughter, a sister, and eight grandchildren survive. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, June 24, 1941, page 2, column 2

Contributed by Brenda Blake < blakeb28 at yahoo.com>


Uarda Grace RIFFLE (1912-2007)

   Uarda Grace Riffle, 94, of Greensboro, Greene County, Pa., died June 7, 2007, in West Bloomfield, Mich. She was born August 2, 1912, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of Charles N. and Emmaline (Adams) Romesburg. After graduating from Uniontown High School and working at the Grant's Five & Dime, she met and married the love of her life, Herman G. Riffle. The Riffles moved to Greensboro in 1934, where they spent their married life together. Herman passed away in 1992 after 58 years of marriage. Herman and Uarda were avid gardeners and spent the Fall canning and cooking things from their garden. They lived next to the Greensboro and Monongahela Township Volunteer Department firehouse and for 50 years rang the siren that called the volunteers to the fire station when needed. She was very proud of her many years of service on the Greensboro Borough Council. Mrs. Riffle also loved to care for her numerous grandchildren, nephews, and nieces that would visit her home on the Monongahela River in the summer. She was a member of the Greensboro Presbyterian Church and the Uniontown Chapter No. 263 O. E. S.

   Surviving are a son, Charles H. Riffle, of West Bloomfield, Mich.; a daughter, Beverly U. Seiders, of Riverdale, Md.; five grandchildren, Kenneth L. Riffle, Michael W. Riffle, Marc L. Riffle, H. Joseph Seiders, and Margaret Anne (Seiders) Beitzell; 16 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Robert H. Riffle, Robin L. Seiders, and Valerie (Riffle) Miller, and three brothers and three sisters.

   Family and friends are welcomed from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday in the YOSKOVICH FUNERAL HOME (724-966-5500), 300 S. Vine St. (Route 88), Martin J. Yoskovich, Funeral Director, Carmichaels, Greene County, Pa., where Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2007, with Dr. Robert M. Randolph, officiating. Interment will follow at Monongahela Hill Cemetery, Mapletown, Greene County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, June 13, 2007

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Mrs. Eliza Campbell RIGBY died in 1928. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

Mrs. Eliza Campbell Rigby, age 61 years, a resident of Fayette City, died at the West Penn Hospital. Pittsburgh, Sunday night at 11:40 o'clock. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late home with interment in the Fayette City cemetery.

She is survived by five sons, three daughters and twenty three grandchildren.
(The Charleroi Mail – 5/9/1928)


bullet Russell J. RIGGAN (infant) died in 1930. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

RIGGAN, RUSSELL J.

Russell J., the four-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell J. RIGGAN, Sr., 28 Hickle street, died at 1:25 p.m., Sunday, October 12, 1920, in the Uniontown Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at the charge of Rev Burr R. McKnight, pastor of Asbury Methodist Episcopal church.  Additional services will be held in the Grindstone Baptist church with burial in the church cemetery…..may be more to obit.   
Herald   10-14-1930


Elizabeth RIGGAR ( -1932)

ELIZABETH RIGGAR

Mrs. Elizabeth Riggar, aged 78 years, one month and 20 days died, at the home of a son, Rev. McClellend Riggar, at Rosedale, Georges Twp., Tuesday morning, October 25, 1932, following an illness of complications. Surviving are four sons, Thomas of South Uniontown; Rev. McClelland and William of Rosedale; James of York Run; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Ramsey, Woodside; Mrs. Martha Davis of Uledi; one brother, James Sevick of Brownsville; one sister, Mrs. Henry Miner of Connellsville; 25 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted in the McClelland Riggar residence Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock followed by additional services in White Rock Church. Burial in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown.

Notes from contributor:
   Husband–Franklin Riggar


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, October 26, 1932

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Thomas Charles RIGGAR ( -1963)

T. C. RIGGAR

   Thomas Charles Riggar, 85, of Jamison, died at 3:40 p.m. Sunday in Uniontown Hospital after an extended illness. He was born at Coalbrook, and had been a lifelong resident of the vicinity. A retired coal miner, he was a member of the Sunshine Local No. 8519, U.M.W.A. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Freda Swaney Riggar; five children, including David of Jamison, Berl E. of Uniontown, and Mrs. Earl (Thelma) Hall of Revere; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild, and three brothers, the Rev. McClelland Riggar, William of Rosedale and James of Oliphant. The funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the DeCarlo funeral home, Uniontown. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, October 1, 1963, page 9, column 1

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Clinton Dale RIGGEN (1956-1957)

RIGGEN, CLINTON DALE— Age 2 months, son of Clinton LeRoy and Louise Ann Rucci Riggen, died suddenly at his home, 5301 Wade Park, Cleveland, Ohio, Sunday morning, January 20, 1957. Surviving are his parents, one stepsister, Donna Elizabeth Bucci. Friends will be received in the Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., Uniontown after 7:30 this evening where services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. H. L. Davis officiating. Interment will be in White Rock cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 21, 1957, page 2, column 6

Contributed by Brenda Turner Blake < blakeb28 at yahoo.com>


Donald C. RIGGIN, Sr. (1919-1995)

Donald C. Riggin Sr.

   Donald C. Riggin Sr., 76, of 427 North Broadway, Scottdale, a native of Kingview in Upper Tyrone Township, died Saturday in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. He is survived by his wife, Winona Millslagle Riggin; sons, Donald C. Riggin Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Charlottesville, Va., and Douglas Riggin and his wife, Suzanne, of Jefferson City, Mo.; stepdaughters, Mrs. Richard (Nancy) Laptosky of Liberty Borough and Mrs. Larry (Elaine) Graft of Scottdale; stepsons, David Elkins and his wife, Barbara, of Mechanicsville, Va., Alan Elkins and his wife, Bonnie, of Mount Pleasant, and Jeff Elkins and his wife, Pamela, of Everson; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Robert (Louise) Browne and Mrs. Edward (Eileen) Lucas both of Connellsville; one aunt, Leora Looser of Scottdale, and numerous nieces, nephews, great- nieces, and great-nephews.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– March 23, 1919
   Died—– August 12, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Jack W. RIGGIN (1957-2006)

Jack W. Riggin

   Jack W. Riggin, 58, of 3131 Richey Road, Connellsville, died Sunday in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. Surviving are his wife, Louise E. Davis Riggin; one son, Jack W. Riggin Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla.; one daughter, Natalie E. Riggin of Richmond, Va.; one brother, Don C. Riggin of Scottdale and two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Louise “Sis”) Brown and Mrs. Edward (Eileen) Lucas, both of Connellsville. Friends will be received at the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– March 29, 1957
   Died—– July 26, 2006


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 2006

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Mildred White RIGSBY ( -2001)

MILDRED WHITE RIGSBY

   Miildred White Rigsby (Mrs. Fred E. Rigsby) of Ashland Ky. ,who was born in Dunbar, Fayette County ,PA. and had been a sixth grade teacher in the Ashland Public Schools, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, in Oakmont Manor Nursing Home, Flatwoods, Ky. She is survived by her husband, Fred R. Rigsby; daughter and son-in- law, Caroline R. Rigsby Graber and Glenn C. Graber, of Knoxville, Tn.; two grandsons; and a sister, Dorothy White of Charleston, South Carolina. The family will receive friends in the Lazear Funeral Home, 1632 Central Avenue, Ashland, KY., on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. and at Ashland Chapel on Thursday, May 10, at 11 a.m.


©The Herald Standard 2001, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, May 8, 2001

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Alfred Eugene Thomas RILEY, Sr. (1923-2009)

Alfred Eugene Thomas Riley, Sr., 86, of Brownsville, Pa., passed away in the Uniontown Hospital, Friday July 24, 2009. He was born September 9, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Jesse Riley and Kate Harrison. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Robert Lockette, Charlotte Lockette and Josephine Riley.

Left to cherish his memory is his close friend and caretaker, Elaine Lewis of Brownsville; sons: Alfred Riley, Jr. and Leslie Smith both of Brownsville, Pa.; a step-son, Anthony Black of Uniontown, Pa.; and step-daughter, Barbara McGee of Brownsville, Pa.; a granddaughter, Latoya Carter of Bentlyville, Pa. and a host of relatives and friends.

Friends will be received in the Bethel Full Gospel Church in Hiller, Pa. on Thursday, July 30, from 11 a.m. to noon, the hour of service with the Dr. Pastor Herman Jackson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 E. Main St., Uniontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, July 26, 2009

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Charles "Bud" RILEY (1944-2008)

Charles "Bud" Riley, age 64, of Mount Vernon Towers, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., and formerly of Republic, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Thursday, December 25, 2008, in Cherry Tree Nursing Center, Uniontown, Pa. He was born March 13, 1944, in West Brownsville, Washington County, Pa., the son of Edward Riley and Sally Lancaster Riley. He was retired from Brownsville General Hospital, in Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., as an Orderly, after twenty years service.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lilley. Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Linda McNatt Riley; daughters: Sue Ann Riley, of Uniontown, Pa., Jackie DiLuzio and husband, Nick, of Brownsville, Pa., Beverly Lowry and husband, Tim, of Uniontown, Pa., Marsha Shea and husband, Randy, of Republic, Pa., and Brenda Riley, of Uniontown, Pa.; grandchildren: Charles "Chaz" Riley, whom he raised, Randi Shea, Marie Shea, Randy Shea, Jr., Amanda Shea, Brice Shea, Nicole DiLuzio, Deidre DiLuzio, Shannon Rae Riley, and Timothy Lowry, Jr.; a brother, Robert "Bob" Riley and wife, Eileen, of Uniontown, Pa.; one niece; two nephews; and many friends.

His family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the Cherry Tree Nursing Center, in Uniontown. Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME, 19 Legion Street, Republic, Pa., on Monday, December 29, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at which time Funeral Services will be held, with Pastor Gary Workman, officiating.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Dennis RILEY ( -1854)

OBITUARY

   Died at his residence in Merrittstown, Fayette co., Pa., on Thursday morning, February 16th, 1854, Mr. DENNIS RILEY, in the 75th year of his age. Where we record the death of so valuable a Father, friend and citizen, painful associations involuntarily take possession of the mind, on the uncertainty of man’s existence, but when a man is called from our midst to try the realities of eternity – a man, too, who leaves a blank in society scarcely ever to be filled, deep and poignant must be the grief which touches the hearts of all who knew him. Of Mr. Riley’s virtues as a husband and father, we need not speak, for a disconsolate wife and the heaving soles of devoted children, tell of a husband’s affection, and a father’s kindness. Of his friendship and generosity, we can say, the one was sincere and devoted, while of the other, many a father and mother can say – “My children were famished, but he brought relief.” But now he is gone; all of the good, kind and generous man, now lies slumbering beneath the clods of the valley, while his disembodied spirit is we believe, reveling amid the glories of “that rest prepared for the people of God.” His departure was calm and peaceful, having no fears of death, but perfectly resigned to the will of God, comforting those he left behind. Thus died an aged man, whose virtues will live in the hearts of all who knew him. May this effective dispensation of Kind Providence, be employed by all, and may all who feel his heavy affliction, profit thereby, and make speedy preparation to meet our father, friend and citizen, in that better and happier world.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, February 5, 1854, Vol. 2, No. 52, page 4, column 5

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Helene Brady RILEY (1929-2006)

Helene B. (Brady) Riley, age 76, of Poplar Grove, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Friday, January 13, 2006, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born January 18, 1929, in Connellsville, Pa., daughter of John J. Brady, Sr. and Rose B. (Bailey) Brady. Helene was a lifelong resident of Connellsville. She graduated from the now former Immaculate Conception High School in Connellsville with the Class of 1946. She was also a 1950 graduate of Mount Mercy College in Pittsburgh, Pa., which is now Carlow University, with a degree as a Dietician. She then worked as a Dietician for Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., from 1951 until her retirement in 1991. Helene was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Connellsville.

Helene was predeceased by her parents, two brothers, Edward Brady and John J. Brady Jr., and a sister, Rose Marie Brady Johnson. Helene is survived by her loving husband, Harry G. Riley; her sisters: Ann Riley and her husband, Charles, of Connellsville, Barbara Ozag and her husband, Joseph, of Frederick, Maryland, and Susan Brady of Naples, Florida; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 East Green Street, Connellsville, Pa., on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where a Blessing Service will be held Tuesday, January 17, at 9:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass follows at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Father Terry A. Hercik as Celebrant. A Committal Service and interment will follow in Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Connellsville. Parish Wake Service will be held in the funeral home on Monday at 8:45 p.m.

To sign the online guest registry, please visit: www.brooksfuneralhomes.com


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, January 15, 2006

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Jim L. RILEY (1953-2005)

Jim L. "T Bone" Riley, 52, of Connellsville, Pa., passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, in Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg, Pa. He was born March 9, 1953, in Connellsville, a son of the late James L. and Gertrude E. Groff Riley. He was Protestant by faith. He was a self-employed truck driver.

Jim is survived by his wife, Amy Riley, of Connellsville; stepchildren Britini and Brandon; several cousins; aunts and uncles.

Friends were received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, the hour of service with Pastor James Turnbull officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


John E. RILEY (1945-1996)

John E. Riley

   John E. Riley, 50, of Carmichaels, Greene County, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 20, while on vacation at St. George’s Island in St. Mary’s County, Md. He is survived by his wife, Eileen Faye Sanner Riley, Jared D. Riley, and Eric J. Riley all at home, two brothers, Bruce “Buddy” Riley of Khedive and George E. Riley of Greensboro R.D. 1, a sister, Sandy Cumberledge of Carmichaels, five stepbrothers: George E. Cumberledge of Maryland, Albert R. Cumberledge and Charles E. Cumberledge, both of Waynesburg, Pa., Paul W. Cumberledge of New Bethlehem, Pa., and Michael S. Cumberledge of Harrisburg, Pa., and four stepsisters: Sharon K. Smith of Rogersville, Pa., Joetta E. Powell of New Bethlehem, Pa., Bonnie L. Thomas of McClellandtown, Pa., and Connie S. Bowers of Marianna, Pa. Friends will be received at the Yoskovich Funeral Home, 3009 South Vine St., Route 88, Carmichaels, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Thursday services will be announced.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– December 24, 1945
   Died—– July 20, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1996

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Joyce E. RILEY (1942-2009)

Joyce E. Riley, 66, of Carmichaels, Greene County, Pa., died Tuesday, February 10, 2009, in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg, Greene County, Pa., following a lengthy illness. She was born March 23, 1942, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of the late Robert and Gertrude Loretta Ann (Cumberland) Brooks. Mrs. Riley was a 1960 graduate of Albert Gallatin High School, in Fayette County, Pa. She was a homemaker and enjoyed dancing and bowled in a league at the Klondike Lanes, in Masontown, Fayette County, Pa.

She is survived by two sons: Carl E. Savage, Sr., and his wife, GiGi, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Robert L. Savage, of Carmichaels; two daughters: Rhonda B. Hull, of Carmichaels, and Joyce E. Hull Presock and her husband, Theodore, of Carmichaels; seven grandchildren: Carl E. Savage, Jr., Andria M. Hull, Memry Aylssa Shelly Kay Jordan, Josh Savage, Brandon Savage, Nicholas Savage and Kaileen Savage; one brother, James R. Brooks, of Georgia; four sisters: Pam Leadbeater, of Georgia, Leatha Collins, of Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa., Gloria M. Cobin, of Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., and Debra K. Quinn, of Atlanta, Ga. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three brothers, John W. Brooks, who died in infancy, Robert Brooks and Roger Brooks, one sister, Betty J. Brooks and her first husband, Robert L. Hull.

Family and friends are welcome from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the YOSKOVICH FUNERAL HOME (724-966-5500), Martin J. Yoskovich, Funeral Director, 300 South Vine Street (Route 88), Carmichaels, Pa., where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February, 14, 2009, with Pastor Michael E. Wirt, officiating. Entombment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg, Pa.

For additional information and to sign the online guest book, please visit www.YoskovichFH.com.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, February 12, 2009

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Kenneth Keith RILEY died in 1918. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)

Kenneth Keith Riley died Sunday, November 17, 1918 at the home of his parents Mr and Mrs George W. Riley at the S. J. Harry farm in Dunbar  twp. He was 17 years and nine months old and died of influenza and pneumonia. Ellis, 7 years old and Glenn two and a half are both ill with influenza.  Burial in Hill Grove cemetery.
Daily Courier, Thurs, Nov 21, 1928, page 2


Louis Elgin RILEY ( -1941)

Louis Riley, 23 of Scottdale, was killed Tuesday, November 11, 1941, when buried under a mine cave-in near the Nebo Church, Scottdale. He, a brother-in-law, Howard newcomer, and two companions were on a hunting expedition at the time of the accident. the deceased was employed on a defense project at McKeesport and was taking advantage of the holiday for a hunting trip. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Parker home in Scottdale. Burial will follow in the Scottdale Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 14, 1941, page 16, column 3

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Scottdale Man Is Smothered In Old Mine

Buried Alive As Ground Collapses Under His Feet

Louis Elgin Riley, 23, of Hornertown, near Scottdale, was smothered to death yesterday when he was buried in an abandoned coal mine while hunting on the Orton Leighty farm near Laverton.

Riley was hunting with three companions when he fell 10 feet as the ground collapsed under him. He was covered by the earth and it was several hours before his body could be extricated.

Alfred J. Schomer, Jr., started to Riley’s assistance and as the ground continued to collapse he was rescued by his father, Alfred J. Schomer, Sr. The son suffered a cut on the right leg. Also in the hunting party was Howard Newcomer of Scottdale, a brother-in-law. A beagle dog was buried in the cave-in but clawed its way to near the top where Schomer pulled it to safety.

Scottdale firemen worked for two and a half hours before reaching Riley’s body. He is survived by his mother, three brothers and three sisters, most of whom live at Mather, Pa.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, November 12, 1941, Page 8, column 2

Contributed by Brenda Blake < blakeb28 at yahoo.com>


Mildred E. Wolfe RILEY (1905-1994)

Mildred E. Riley

   Mildred E. Wolfe Riley, 88, of Uniontown, Pa., and a native of the Cheat Lake, W.Va., area, died Saturday evening in Uniontown Hospital. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ernest and Freda Riley of Westover, Morgantown, W.Va., two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one great-great- grandchild. Friends may call at the Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home Inc., 10 South High St., Morgantown, W.Va., on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– October 6, 1905
   Died—– August 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1994

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Varlin RILEY died in 1932. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(23)

VARLIN RILEY

Varlin Riley, eight-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Regis Riley, died in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Magie, 54 Reppert boulevard, Monday.  Funeral services were held this morning at 10 o’clock  in the Magie residence with burial in Sandy Hill cemetery.

Standard 8/9/1932


William V. RILEY ( -1967)

William V. Riley, 74, of Chicago, Ill., died Saturday in Homestead Hospital after becoming ill while enroute from Chicago to Uniontown. A member of St. Rita's R. C. Church of Chicago, he was past president of the Concert Club of St. Peter's R.C. Church in Chicago and was a photographer for Moffit Studios of Chicago prior to his retirement.

Surviving are his widow Anne F.; two daughters; two sons, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Haky Funeral Home, Uniontown. Requiem high mass will be intoned at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's R.C. Church, Uniontown. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA Monday, October 16, 1967, page 15, column 6

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Barry M. RIMEL, Sr. (1948-2010)

Dawson — Barry M. Rimel, Sr., 62, of Dawson, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at his hone. Barry was born April 6, 1948, in Connellsville, son of the late Charles P. and Ruby Ellen (Sullenberger) Rimel. He attended Frazier High School prior to enlisting in the Army in 1967 to 1970. He retired from Duraloy Blaw-Knox, of Scottdale. Barry loved to be outdoors, gardening or deer hunting.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sandra (Mellinger) Rimel; a son, Barry Rimel Jr. and wife, Jennifer; a daughter, Sherri R. Rimel Skalecki and husband, Michael; two brothers, Raymond K. Rimel, of Selinsgrove, and Lewis F. Rimel, of El Paso, Texas; six sisters, Martha Gerber, of Victorville, Calif., Betty Schomer, of Dunbar, Lu Rimel, of Dawson, Janice Halfhill, of Vanderbilt, Gloria Lilley and Connie Hatter, both of Connellsville; and numerous nieces and nephews. He had two grandsons whom he loved and treasured, Chase M. and Emmett S. Rimel. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles P. Rimel Jr. and Dennis Rimel; and two sisters, Karen Sproat and Louella McClelland.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 305 Rear Independence St., Perryopolis, and until the hour of service at 2 p.m. Sunday with Pastor Dennis M. Roser Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Dickerson Run Cemetery, Dickerson Run, PA 15430. Military graveside rites will be accorded by AmVets Post 103, Honor Guard of Hopwood.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, August 27, 2010

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Esther F. RIMEL ( -2006)

Esther F. Evans Rimel, 79, of Vanderbilt, Fayette County, Pa., died Sunday, June 4, 2006, at her residence. She is survived by her son, Carl Rimel, Jr., of Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa.; daughters, Pamela King and Mrs. Darrell (Patricia) Franks, Sr., both of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., Penny Timms, of Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., and Mrs. Steven (Paulette) Swope, of Vanderbilt; brothers, Herbert Evans, of Dearborn, Mich., and Robert Evans, of Connellsville; sister, Mildred Rhodes, of Scottdale, Westmoreland County, Pa.; 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at Ralph E. Galley Funeral Home, Dawson, Fayette County, Pa., today, June 6, 2006, until 11 a.m., the hour of the Service.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, June 6, 2006

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Frank David RIMEL (1916-1988)

Frank David Rimel, 72 years old, of Dawson R.D. 1, died Wednesday in Bouras Personal Care Home, Farmington. He was born Oct. 5, 1916, Lower Tyrone Twp, son of the late William and Ida Wingrove Rimel He was a member of Vanderbilt Nazarene Church. He had served with the U.S. Army and was a member of of Dawson American Legion Post. He was a retired employee of P & LE Railroad.

He is survived by three brothers; J.D. Rimel,and James Rimel both of Dawson and Carl H. Rimel of Vanderbilt; three sisters, Mrs. Albert (Nellie) Thompson, and Mrs. Margaret Cable both of Dawson, and Mrs. Jennie Reynolds of Dickerson Run. He was predeceased by four brothers, Ray, William, Richard and Theodore and three sisters, Mrs. Ann Etling, Mrs. Mary Ellen Pringle and Ruth Rimel.

Burial in Dickerson Run Cemetery.


Unknown newspaper and date

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


George Theodore RIMEL (1906-1914)

George Theodore "TED" Rimel, born 06 March 1906 in Lower Tyrone Twp Fayette Co PA; died 31 August 1914, when stuck by train between Dawson and Broadford, PA. Died of a skull fracture.


Unknown newspaper and date

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Helen I. RIMEL (1921-2006)

Jones Mills — Helen I. Rimel, 84, of Jones Mills, Westmoreland County, Pa., died Friday, June 16, 2006, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital, Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pa. She was born Oct. 25, 1921, in Jones Mills, a daughter of the late John M. and Mary Shaffer Kalp. Helen was a lifelong resident of Jones Mills. She was a graduate of the former Ramsay High School in Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa., with the class of 1941. Helen was one of the oldest living members of the Acme United Methodist Church.

Helen is survived by her loving family: her children, Jean Brown and her husband, Joe, and Patty Martin and her husband, Roy, all of Lakeland, Fla., and Vicki Goodwin and her husband, Doug, of Jones Mills; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Earl H. Kalp, of Jones Mills. In addition to her parents, Helen was predeceased by her husband, Charles E. Rimel, in 1987; a son, Charles R. Rimel, Dec. 26, 2005; and her sisters, Mildred Rimel, Margaret Stull, and an infant sister.

Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, Fayette County, Pa., where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Terry Trudgen and the Rev. Leroy C. Kesler co-officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Saltlick Township, Fayette County, Pa.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, June 17, 2006

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Mildred E. RIMEL (1942-2005)

Jones Mills — Mildred E. Rimel, 80, of Jones Mills, Pa., died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, in Eicher's Family Home, Normalville, Pa. She was born Aug. 8, 1925, in Jones Mills, a daughter of the late John M. and Mary J. Shaffer Kalp. She was a graduate of the former Ramsay High School in Mt. Pleasant, Class of 1942, and she was a member of Mt. Zion Community Church, Acme. Mildred enjoyed traveling and camping. She also enjoyed going to Motordrom Speedway to watch her son, Robin, race on Saturday evenings and enjoyed dinners with her family. She was known as Me-Ma and Grandma by her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Russell S. Rimel, in 1991; a sister, Margaret Stull; and an infant sister. She is survived by four sons, Larry Rimel and his wife, Marjorie, of Acme, Jack Rimel and his wife, Reva, of Jones Mills, Robin Rimel and his wife, Cheryl, of White, and Terry Rimel and his fiancée, Cindy, of Jones Mills; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Rimel, of Jones Mills; and a brother, Earl Kalp, of Jones Mills.

Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, where services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Leroy C. Kesler officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Mt. Zion Christian Academy, Acme, in memory of Mildred E. Rimel. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Eicher's Family Home for their care and attention of Mildred during her stay there.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Sarah Darlene RIMEL (1950-2007)

Mrs. Sarah Darlene Sumey Rimel, 57, of Perryopolis, Fayette County, Pa., formerly of Dawson, Fayette County, Pa., went to be with God suddenly on Sunday morning, June 17, 2007, while at Mercy Hospital, in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born March 26, 1950, in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa. Sarah was the daughter of the late Edith Caroline Shoenberger Sumey and William Calvin Sumey. She was greatly loved and will be missed.

Sarah was the beloved wife of the late Charles P. Rimel, Jr. She was also preceded in death by her brother, William Calvin Sumey, of Pea Ridge, Ark.; a brother-in-law, Albert Swink, of Dawson; and an infant brother, Walter.

Sarah is survived by her daughter, Sarah Ludwick, and husband Kevin, of Star Junction, Fayette County, Pa.; and a much loved niece, Rhonda Voytek, and husband Rick, of Pea Ridge, Ark. The following sisters and brothers also survive Sarah, Mrs. Ruth Ann Swink, of Dawson, Mrs. Lois J. Connors and husband Dave, of Everson, Fayette County, Pa., Mrs. Edith R. Headley and husband, Greg, of Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., Ms. Carol F. Sumey, whom Sarah took care of, Mr. Newton E. Sumey and companion, Maxine Sullivan, of Vanderbilt, Fayette County, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Theresa Sumey, of Pea Ridge, Ark; a great-niece, Elizabeth Rachel Keffer, of Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa.; a great-nephew, Mikie Overly, of Everson; numerous nieces and nephews; and her special dog, Mr. Bo Jangles.

At her request, there will be no Viewing. A Memorial Service will be held at her brother, Newton Sumey's home, 259 Grimplin Road, Vanderbilt, Pa., 15486, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2007.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, June 29, 2007

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Susan RIMEL (1833-1917)

MRS. SUSAN RIMEL

   Mrs. Susan Rimel, 83 years old, died Thursday at the home of her son, W. J. Rainey works. Funeral Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the Rimel home, with interment in Cochran cemetery at Dawson. Mrs. Rimel had made her home with her son James, her husband having died a number of years ago. In addition to James, she is survived by two other sons, John and William Rimel. Deceased was the grandmother of little Theodore Rimel, who was killed by a train near his home about four years ago. She was born February 9, 1833.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 11, 1917, page 5, column 6

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Margaret RIMLINGER ( -1996)

Margaret Rimlinger

   Margaret “Peg” Rimlinger of Brownsville, Pa., died Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 1996, in her home. She was a member of The Historic Church of St. Peter in Brownsville. Her parents, her husband, John “Jack” Rimlinger, and sisters, Mary Rekushan, Katherine Canavan, and Helen Franks, preceded her in death. She is survived by a brother, Joseph G. Franks of Placentia, Calif., a sister-in-law, Janet Rimlinger Labin and her husband, Vincent, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the ANDREW J. SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa., on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. where a Vigil Service will be held Monday.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1996

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


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

RIMMEL, WILLIAM

WILLIAM RIMMEL, 18 years old, son of MR. and MRS. WILLIAM RIMMEL of Lower Tyrone township died Thursday night at his home in Lower Tyrone township of pneumonia. 
Courier  Thurs.  11-28-1918


William H. RINEHART ( -1894)

TWO B. & O. TRAINMEN KILLED

And One Injured in the Gray Dawn of
Sunday Morning.

IN AWFUL WRECK AT PINE GROVE.

The Westbound Express Running at the
Rate of Forty Miles an Hour

RUNS INTO A BIG ROCK ON THE TRACK

Instantly Killed the Engineer and Fireman
Three Express Cars Burned

n the Gray dawn of Sunday morning one of the worst wrecks that has occurred on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad in many years happened at Pine Grove station, three and one half miles east of Rockwood. Engineer William Nicholson and Fireman William H. Rinehart were instantly killed and O. E. Stahl an express messenger was seriously injured being burned and hurt internally. Three express cars with all their contents were burned in the fire that followed the wreck. An immense rock that had fallen across the track on the curve was the cause of the wreck. The heavy rains of the past two weeks had loosened the huge stone from the mountain side and it only had to drop a few feet to fall on the track. The rock was about 30 feet long and 20 feet wide by 3 feet in thickness. The scene of the accident is one of the sharpest curves on the division. A watch box stands just opposite where the rock fell. The track is good at that point and from Garrett to Rockwood the engineers run fast. Engineer Nicholson was a few minutes behind time on Sunday morning and was making about 40 miles an hour when his ponderous engine, No. 1407 dashed into the rock. Nicholson could not see the rock more than one rail lengths back and as there was a heavy fog it is probable that he did not see it at all. None of the passengers noticed the train slack up any before the shock came. When the engine struck it jumped over the rock and plunged into the soft embankment above the C….. It then turned completely over and landed headed east about 100 yards from where the rock was struck. When the engine turned over both Engineer Nicholson and Fireman Rinehart were thrown out of the cab. The passengers back in the coaches were tumbled from their seats and berths. The escape of the rural clerk and Baggage Master Burton was almost miraculous. The three express cars were piled on top of one another up the mountain side. The hot coals from the engine set the wreckage on fire and in a few moments the express cars were in flames. Express Messenger Stahl got out of his car through the roof just in time. The passengers and trainmen formed a bucket brigade but were unable to check the flames. At daybreak Fireman Rinehart’s body was found pinned against the mountain side. It was saved from the flames. One of his feet was burned off and his body badly charred, but his face was not disfigured. The wreck trains from Cumberland and Connellsville arrived on the scene about 7 o’clock. It was not until they had the wreck almost cleared away that what little was left of Engineer Nicholson was found. His body had been ground to pieces beneath the engine and then burned. The remains were placed in a water bucket and taken to Rockwood with those of Fireman Rinehart. A temporary track was laid b y 2 o’clock and the eastbound trains at Rockwood were let through. The wrecked train arrived here at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Beyond a few bruises, none of the passengers were injured. They had a thrilling experience in saving the coaches from the fire. The coaches did not leave track and when the fire broke out, passengers and trainmen shoved the big coaches back out of danger of the flames. Two of the express cars were filled with strawberries and cucumbers. The other car contained miscellaneous matter. The loss of the wreck is estimated at $25,000. Engineer Nicholson was about 50 years of age. He was married and the father of five children, four girls and one boy. All are grown up. He was one of the oldest and most trustworthy men on the road. His home was at Glenwood. Fireman Rhinehart also leaves a wife and family. He too, lived at Glenwood. The funerals of both men were held on Tuesday. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Ladies Auxiliary attended.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, June 1, 1894, page 1, column 7

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Charles A. RINGER died in 1918. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

RINGER, CHARLES A.
CHARLES ARTHUR RINGER, 40 years old, died Wednesday at the home of his parents, MR. and MRS. JEFFERSON RINGER at Evans station, following an illness of influenza.  Dod  12-4-1918
Courier  Thurs. 12-5-1918


bullet Ella RINGER died in 1928. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)

Mrs Ella Ringer, widow of George Ringer late of Vanderbilt, who was buried Thursday  afternon at Dickerson Run Union Cemetery  was struck and kiled by an automobile at Ashland, Ohio, according to particulars received at Vanderbuilt.   As Mrs Ringer was crossing a street, an oncoming machine injured her so severly that she died  there before being taken to a hospital.  Weekly Courier, Thurs, 2-2-1928, page 5


Elvaree Titchenell Miller RINGER (1927-2006)

   Elvaree Titchenell Miller Ringer, 78, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, in Markleysburg, Fayette County, Pa., following a two year illness of renal failure and heart failure. She was born in White Oak, Preston County, West Virginia, in 1927 to James and Myrtle Titchenell, and was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers and sisters: Ola Riley, Lovey Hartman Ashby, Marvin Elwood Titchenell and Junior Titchenell. Her first husband, Earl Miller, was killed in Normandy during World War II. She married Willard Ringer in 1949, and they located in Markleysburg, Pa., where she worked side by side with him building and managing first and a trucking company and later a bulk oil distribution company. Willard died in 1986, and Elvaree continued to run the trucking business until 1995, when she retired.

   She is survived by her only child, Earldean Browning and son-in-law, Cheston (Sonny) Browning, of Florida and two grandsons: Willard Scott Browning and his wife, Alice, of Accident, Md. and Mark Browning of Markleysburg, Pa.; three great grandchildren: Douglas and Laura Butner, of Accident, Md., and Julia Marie Browning, of Windber, Pa. Elvaree was a member of the Saint Joan of Arc Church, Farmington, Fayette County, Pa., the Great Meadows Garden Club, and The Margaret E. Caven White Shrine.

   Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, FARMINGTON, Pa. on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 10:30 a.m., at the Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., in Saint Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Father Sam Lamendola, celebrant. Interment will follow in Terra Alta Cemetery, Terra Alta, West Virginia. Margaret E. Caven White Shrine of Jerusalem No 42 will hold Ritualistic Services at 7 p.m., Thursday in the funeral home.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 20, 2006

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Henrietta Means RINGER died in 1923. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(121)

Henrietta (Means) Ringer Richter died on Sunday, September 16, 1923. From the Connellsville, PA Weekly Courier, Thursday, September 20, 1923:
MRS. HENRIETTA RINGER
Mrs. Henrietta Means Ringer, 77 died Sunday at the home of her son, Hiram Ringer, at High House. She was born on January 30, 1846, in Saltlick township. In addition two daughters, Mrs. Scott Firestone of Evans Station and Mrs. John Boyd of Wood Bridge, also survive. There are 23 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren surviving.


Ronald Paul RINGER (1936-1995)

Ronald P. Ringer

   Ronald Paul “Red” Ringer, 58, beloved husband of Joyce Cord Ringer, died Thursday, June 8, 1995, in his South Connellsville residence. He was born Oct. 15, 1936, in South Connellsville, Pa., son of Harry and Marie Sanner Ringer. Besides his parents he is survived by three children, Roger Ringer and wife, Charlene, of South Connellsville, Darlah K. Ringer Adams and husband, Mark, of Middletown, Md., Diane R. Ringer Pinion and husband, Andy, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; two stepchildren, Janice Cord Christiansen and husband, Marty, of Snowhill, Md., and David W. Cord and wife, Betsy, of Prince Frederick Md.; 12 grandchildren; a brother, William Levi Ringer; a sister, Tillie Berg and husband, Ken, of South Connellsville; and a special friend, Joanne VanNosdeln. A stepson, Rick Cord, preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Connellsville High School in 1954, honorary member of South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Department since 1958, attended Christian Church in Connellsville, a member of the Retired Firefighters Association in Washington, D.C., and a firefighter for the Washington, D.C., Fire Department from which he retired March 17, 1893, after 20 years of service. Friends will be received at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 East Green St., Connellsville, today until 1 p.m. when services will be held with Rev. Ty Sabella officiating.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet William RINGER died in 1903. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(121)

William H. Ringer died on Sunday, March 15, 1903. From the Connellsville, PA  Weekly Courier, Friday, March 20, 1903:
William Ringer
William Ringer died at the residence of his son, Hiram Ringer, near Rock Ridge schoolhouse in Connellsville township, aged 66 years. He had been ill for a week, suffering from pneumonia. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ringer, was born in Springfield township, and spent his entire life in Fayette county. He was married to Henrietta Means, who survives him. Besides his son Hiram he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Scott Firestone and Mrs. John Boyd. Deceased also leaves five sisters. His aged mother also survives him. The funeral was held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from the residence of his son, and the remains were interred in Mount Olive cemetery.


Olive R. RINGLER (1921-2000)

Olive R. Ringler, 78, of 5043 Garden Road, Portage, Mich., formerly of Connellsville, passed away Feb. 5, 2000, at home. Olive was born in Bridgeport, Pa., on July 23, 1921, a daughter of Charles W. and Victoria (Michell) Thomas. She has been a resident of Portage since 1977. She retired from Hudson's Department Store and was a former employee of Cropp's Flowers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William, on Sept. 18, 1979. Olive is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Alice and James Munk, of Portage; a granddaughter, Victoria Munk of Chicago, Ill.; and three sisters, Maryanna Furtney of Connellsville, Peggy Scoff of Houston, Texas, and Janice Barnhart of Mount Pleasant; a sister-in-law, Olive (Christner) Thomas, of Mount Pleasant; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Green Ridge Memorial Chapel where services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Henry Scoff officiating. Memorials can be made to Hospice of Greater Kalamazoo. Envelopes will be available at the chapel.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Eleanor G. RINGO (1907-1996)

Eleanor G. Ringo

   Eleanor G. Ringo, 91, of Brownsville, Pa., died Saturday, Oct. 12, in Westland, Mich. She is survived by four children: Evelyn Fucille Dally of Brownsville, Pa., William Ringo of Westland, Mich., George Ringo of Crete, Ill., Sarita Yuhas and Sandra Ritz both of Port St. Lucie, Fla., 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Andrew J. Skirpan Funeral Home, 135 Park St., Brownsville, on Monday from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday arrangement will be announced.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– December 5, 1907
   Died—– October 12, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1996

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Charles RINK died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

Charles Rink
Charles Rink, aged 52 years, a resident of Newell for the past fifteen years, died Saturday evening, November 10, 1931 at 5:30 o'clock in the McKeesport hospital. The decreased an employee of the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad for twelve years was well acquainted in Charleroi.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Freda Cassel and Mrs. George Hamell, of McKeesport and another sister and brother, Mary and John in Germany.

The remains are at the Volk undertaking parlors, Locust street, McKeesport. Interment will be in Versailles cemetery, Wednesday, November 14, at 2:30 o'clock.
(The Charleroi Mail - 11/12/1934)


Robert N. RISBECK ( -1931)

ROBERT N. RISBECK,
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP
RESIDENT, IS DEAD

   Robert N. Risbeck, 74 years old, died at 12:15 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at his home at Smock, following a lingering illness. He had been bedfast but 10 days. Mr. Risbeck was operator of the Smock farm of the H. C. Frick Coke Company for about 12 years. Prior to that he was engaged in similar work for himself. He lived virtually all of his life in Franklin township. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Caroline Risbeck, two sons and five daughters. Bennie of Lisbon, Ohio; Paul of Smock, Mrs. William Lowthers of Smock, Mrs. Charles Layhew of Star Junction, Mrs. Clyde Hart of Juniata, Mrs. John Ridgeway of Uniontown and Mrs. Reuben Lowthers of Smock. There are two brothers, James Risbeck of Brownsville and John Risbeck of California State, and one sister, Mrs. Charles Phillips of Haddenville. There will be a brief service at the home at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon, followed by a service at 2 o’clock at the Flatwoods Baptist Church. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, November 12, 1931, page 6, column 3

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Laura Dana RISER (1900-1965)

MRS. LAURA RISER

   Mrs. Laura Dana Riser, 65, of Milesburg, formerly of Dunbar, died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Bellefonte Hospital. She was born Jan. 8, 1900, in Dunbar, a daughter of the late Reuben and Mary Ann Hiles Martin. She was a member of the Dunbar Baptist Church and a charter member of the Dunbar Daughters of America. Surviving are two sons, the Rev. James L. Riser of Milesburg and Maj. Clarence A. Riser,of Washington, D.C.; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Doris Marie) Brubaker of Elyria, Ohio; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy D., in 1962. The body will be at the Burhans funeral home at Dunbar after 7 p.m. Today. The funeral service will be held there at 2 p.m. on Sunday, with the Rev. Lewis D. Hunter officiating. Burial will be in made Franklin Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, August 6, 1965, page 15, column 5

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Sandora RISHA ( -1955)

RISHA, MRS. SANDORA— Aged 73, a resident of 26 Locust St., died in the Uniontown Hospital, Sunday, May 8, 1955 at 2:30 p.m., following a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband, Farris Risha in 1935. She is survived by these children: Ernest, Uniontown; Josesph, Lebanon; Thomas, John and Isaac, Uniontown; one brother, Thomas Barkett, Uniontown; nineteen grandchildren. She was a member of St. George's Maronite R. C. Church and Ladies' of St. George. Friends will be received in the auditorium of St. George's Maronite R. C. Church, Lincoln St., after 5 o'clock this evening until Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock when Requiem High Mass will be sung with Rev. Fr. Elias G. Nader, as Celebrant. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery under the direciton of the Haky Funeral Home.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 9, 1955, page 6, column 8

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Agnes Lucille RISHEL (1927-2008)

   Agnes Lucille Rishel, 80, of Farmington, Fayette County, Pa., died Sunday, August, 10, 2008, in her home. The daughter of the late LeRoy and Opal Durfey DeShong, she was born October 7, 1927, at Dudley, Pa. She was a member of the Canaan Church of the Brethren, and had lived in Marshalltown, Ia., for many years and returned to Pennsylvania to live in 1994. Agnes is survived by two sons: Larry K. Rishel and his wife, Alice, of Farmington, Pa., and Gary M. Rishel and his wife, Pat, of Gladbrook, Ia.; three grandchildren: Justin K. Rishel and his wife, Andrea, of Lake Panorama, Ia., Travis Rishel and his wife, Kathy, of Farmington, and Lauren Rishel, of Farmington; four great-grandchildren: Mercedes Lynn Rishel, Tristan Zoffka, Taylor Rishel, and Laci Rishel; a special sister-in-law, Janet Rishel, of Gibbon Glade, Fayette County, Pa., and a sister-in- law, Agnes and her husband, Wilbur Teets, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth M. Rishel, July 24, 2002. Friends may call in the CARL R. SPEAR FUNERAL HOME, Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, W.Va., Wednesday, August 13, 2008, from 6-8 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 8 p.m., with Rev. Greg Moran, officiating.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Edith Matthews RISHEL ( -1976)

MRS. EDITH RISHEL

   Mrs. Edith Matthews Rishel, 87, of 14 Devan Ave., Uniontown, died early today in Laurel Nursing Home, Uniontown. She is a daughter of the late Charles Henry and Emma Zebley Matthews. She was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Uniontown, the Dorcas Class, United Methodist Women and a life member of the YMCA Auxiliary. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Rishel, in 1923, and a daughter, Genevieve Mae. Surviving are three daughters, Miss Clara Rishel, at home, Mrs. Annabelle Bierer of Uniontown and Mrs. Donald (Charlene) Craft of Hanford, Calif.; five grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Mae Crawford and Mrs. Robert (Zelda) Hager, both of Mount Independence, and Mrs. Addis (Melissa) Triplett of Dunedin, Fla., and three brothers, Henry Matthews, Robert Matthews and William Matthews, all of Mt. Independence.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 22, 1976, page 4, column 5

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Doris E. RISHEL Stone  (1937-2005)

   Doris E. Rishel, age 67, of Gibbon Glade, Pa., passed away Sunday, July 31, 2005, at her home. She was the daughter of the late William Clayton and Olivia Lorraine Fike Maust, born August 29, 1937, in Gibbon Glade. She graduated from Uniontown High School in 1955. She was a member of the Canaan Church of the Brethren and the Canaan Women Fellowship. A devoted mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother, she was a homemaker, and was known for her delicious bread.

   Doris is survived by six sons: David Rishel and wife, Susie of Keyser, West Virginia, Darrell Rishel and wife, Bubbles, Duncan Rishel and wife, Francine, Daniel Rishel, Duane Rishel and wife, Julia and Derek Shawn Rishel and wife, Dana all of Gibbon Glade; two daughters, Dona Rishel Rice and husband, Jess (Butch) and Darla Rishel and fiancée, Geoffrey McEwen of Gibbon Glade; 17 grandchildren; Jarrett, Nicole, Craig and wife, Leslie, Kevin, Shane, Shannon, Wayne, Timothy, Robin, Ashley,, Levi, Danielle, Domini Rishel, Jessica and husband Joh Kohlmyer, Casey and Jeremy Rice, and Taylor Spade; two great-grandchildren, Brandon and Kara Rishel; step-grandchildren: Jared and Brooke, Stevie and Christy, Jason, Ashley, Madison, and Hannah; a brother, Clayton (Sonny) Maust and wife, Jeannie, of Gibbon Glade; a sister, Joyce Wolfe and friend, Willie McElroy of Gibbon Glade; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Rishel, April 23, 1993, whom she married on October 15, 1955.

   Friends may call at the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville- Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, August 3, 2005, from 10 to 11 a.m. the time of services at the Canaan Church of the Brethren, Gibbon Glade, with the Rev. A. Harrison Smith and the Rev. Greg Moran officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Memorial Park Cemetery, Farmington, Pa. Special thanks to the Monongalia General Hospital and staff, and physicians, Dr. Brian Hawthorne, Dr. C. Andrew Heiskell, Dr. Michael Hurst, Dr. G. Kanj, and Dr. Darrell Saunders. Memorial contribution may be made to the Canaan Church of the Brethren, 586 Canaan Church road, Gibbon Glade, Pa. 15440, of the American Cancer Society, 1759 R. Street NW, Washington, DC 20069.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Dwain J. 'Jack' RISHEL Stone  (1932-2005)

   Dwain J. "Jack" Rishel, 72, of Farmington, Pa., passed away Sunday, March 13, 2005. He was born March 21, 1932, in Farmington, Pa., son of the late Paul E. and Dorothy Garbart Rishel. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Janice Keller and a brother, Paul Rishel. Surviving are his wife, Julia Sheba Rishel; two sons, Douglas Rishel and wife, Linda of Pittsburgh, and David Rishel and wife, Carole of Austin, Texas; two sisters, Eileen Winship of San Diego, Calif., and Ruth Ann Vogt and husband, Dan of Chester, Va. Jack was a member of Farmington Bethel Church of the Brethren. He had lived for many years in Cleveland, Ohio, where he worked as a toolmaker, later to return to the Farmington area, where he owned and operated Rishel's Service Station. He had served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME OF FARMINGTON, on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of the service, with the Rev. Steve Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Blind Association of Fayette County, 48 Bierer Lane, Uniontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Genevieve Mae RISHEL ( -1937)

RISHEL SERVICES

   Pallbearers have been named for the funeral of Genevieve Mae Rishel, 19-year-old daughter of Mrs. Edythe Rishel, who died of complications Tuesday morning in her home at 14 Devan avenue. They include Harold Rishel, Harry Spaw, Raymond Crawford, Howard Rowan, Frances Hanlon and Delaine Musser. The body may be viewed from 1 until 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in Calvary Methodist Protestant church, where funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock in charge of the pastor, Dr. Alden J. Allen. Burial will be in Park Place cemetery. The deceased, who was a member of the 1935 graduating class of Uniontown high school, is survived by her mother and three sisters, including Clara, Annabell and Charline Rishel.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, July 7, 1937, page 5, column 2

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Ira O. RISHEL Stone  (1879-1965)

I. O. RISHEL

   Ira O. Rishel, 85, of Farmington, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Spear Nursing Home. He was a member of the Bethel Church of the Brethren of Farmington. Surviving are two daughters, including Mrs. Ida Mae Lepera of Connellsville; three sons, William J. and Paul E. of Farmington and Ralph E. of Uniontown; 14 grandchildren; 25 great- grandchildren; a sister, Ms. Ida Thomas of Gibbon Glade, and three brothers, Victor, Chester and Frank of Gibbon Glade. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Birdie E. Baker Rishel. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Gleason funeral home, Uniontown, with Rev. Lester Bucher officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery, Farmington.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, March 19, 1965, page 15, column 2

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Melrose RISHEL (1936-2005)

   Melrose Rishel, 68, of Smithfield, Pa., died at her home following a brief illness on Tuesday, March 22, 2005, with her loving family at her side. Born Oct. 28, 1936, in Smithfield, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Harry Edgar and Frances "Jenny" Moody Kingan. A 1954 graduate of Point Marion High School, she was a member of the Smithfield United Methodist Church, where she served as Secretary for the Administrative Board. She was a retired Executive Secretary at Lakeview Country Club in Morgantown, and was currently the Judge of Elections for Smithfield Borough. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Rishel; two daughters, Melodi Humbert of Bobtown, and Wendi Dice and her husband, Michael of Smithfield; six grandchildren, Melissa and husband, Serkan and Rachael, Sarah, Amber, Joshua and Zachary; three great-grandchildren, Skylar, Logan and Autumn; a brother, Gilbert "Sonny" Kingan and his wife, Carol of Smithfield; and three nieces and a nephew. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Cody Dice. Friends will be received in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Maggie Foreman and the Rev. Scott Teets officiating. Interment follows in the I.O.O.F.'s Pleasant View Cemetery, Smithfield.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 24, 2005

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Melvin Franklin RISHEL (1925-2007)

   Melvin Franklin Rishel, 81, of Markleysburg, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Thursday, July 19, 2007, in South Fayette Nursing Center, in Markleysburg. He was born November 27, 1925, in York, Pa., son of the late Russell and Mary (Rosenberger) Fike. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Rishel, and a sister, Imogene VanSickle. Melvin was a devoted member of the Markleysburg-Henry Clay Volunteer Fire Company, where he held many offices, and he was a member of the Fayette County Firemans Association. He was a Veteran of World War II, and retired from Inter-State Hardwoods. He was a member of the Markleysburg Church of the Brethren. Surviving are his loving wife Sara Jane (Campbell) Rishel, three children, Robert Rishel and wife, Lisa, of Markleysburg, Pa., Barbara Galloway and husband, David, of Chalk Hill, Fayette County, Pa., and Betty McCarty and husband, Michael, of Friendsville, Md.; two brothers, Robert Fike and wife, JoAnn, and Duane Fike and wife, Linda, all of Markleysburg, Pa.; and a sister, Vivian Stinger and husband, Joseph, of Kansas City, Mo.; grandchildren, Tanis Levander, Bobbi Opar, Michele McCarty, and Mindy McCarty; great-grand-children, Logan Levander, Rylee Levander, Braydon McCarty, Alexus McCarty, and Myah Clevenger. Friends will be received in the CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, of Farmington, ayette County, Pa., today from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday until 2:00 p.m., the Hour of Service, with the Rev. Scott McCormick, officiating. Interment will follow in Thomas Cemetery, in Markleysburg. Markleysburg-Henry Clay Volunteer Fire Department will hold Service this evening at 8:00 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, July 21, 2007

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Randy D. RISHEL (1956-2004)

   Randy D. Rishel, age 48, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Monday, December 20, 2004. He was born May 4, 1956, in Confluence, Pa., son of Audrey Ann Shipley Rishel of Uniontown and the late Ralph Edward Rishel. Randy was a Life Member of the Hopwood Volunteer Fire Department, past President and Life Member of the Fayette County Firemen's Association, and a member of the Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are these brothers and sisters: Larry Rishel and wife, Janet, of Salem, Ohio, Karen Amendola and husband, Rocky, of Westmoreland City, Pa., Dexter Rishel of Uniontown, Gary Rishel and wife, Margaret, of Markleysburg, Pa., Rick Rishel and wife, Roberta, of Uledi, Pa., Beth Gordon and husband William, Greg Rishel and wife Linda, and Dawn Bosley all of Uniontown, Pa., and Craig Rishel and wife, Rhonda, of Ohiopyle, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, December 22, until 11 a.m., the hour of the Service with Pastor Charles O'Brien officiating. Interment will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery, Brandonville, West Virginia Hopwood Volunteer Fire Department will hold Services in the Funeral Home today at 8 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Richard C. 'Rish' RISHEL (1941-2005)

   Richard C. "Rish" Rishel, 64, of Rochester, Pa., passed away Saturday, December 17, 2005, in the Medical Center, Beaver, Pa. He was born July 25, 1941, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., the son of Doris E. Jones Rishel, of Uniontown and the late John C. Rishel. He was a retired employee of the former Westinghouse Corporation, Vanport. He was protestant by faith, and was a member and trustee with the Rochester Owls Nest, 1822. He was a 1959 graduate of Uniontown High School, and had attended Creston College in Missouri and Missouri State Teachers College. He attended these colleges on a basketball scholarship. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carla R. and Chris D. Vidovich; his adoring granddaughter, who loved her pap pap, Kaela R. Vidovich, all of Washington, Washington County, Pa.; his former wife and lifelong friend, Barbara R. Rishel, of Denver, Colo.; a stepdaughter, Donna Giammaria and husband, Larry, of Denver, Colo., and their two children and stepson, David King and wife, Mary Kay, of Moody, Ala., and their two children; a sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Donald Sabbarese, Atlanta, Ga., two nieces and nephews; five great- nieces and great-nephews. Friends will be received in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 349 ADAMS STREET, ROCHESTER, Pa. 15074, (724-775-0309), on Tuesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where a service will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2005, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Frank Garlathy, of the First United Methodist Church, Rochester, will officiate. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40, Brier Hill, Redstone Township, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 19, 2005

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Sarah ‘Sadie’ E. RISHEL ( -1958)

RISHEL, SARAH (SADIE) E.— Wife of James I. Rishel of 31 Adele Ave., died in the Uniontown Nursing and Conversant Center at 9:40 a.m. Friday, March 14, 1958. In addition to her husband she is survived by her daughter, Miss Mary Rishel, at home; two sons, Harold P. of Uniontown, Charles H. of Dunbar; four sisters, Mrs. May Kramer of Uniontown, Mrs. Martha Marker of Farmington, Mrs. Mary Littler of Greensburg, Mrs. Ellen Smith of Bradenton, Fla.; one brother, George A. Kunkle of Uniontown; two grandsons, George and Danny Gray. She was the daughter of the late John M. and Elizabeth McLaughlin Kunkle. She was a member of Calvary Methodist Church and Dorcas Sunday School Class. Friends are being received at the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., where funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Clayton C. Adkins officiating. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, March 15, 1958, page 6, column 7

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Thomas Nixon RISHEL ( -1955)

RISHEL, THOMAS NIXON (NICK)— Aged 74, husband of Gertrude Sumey Rishel, died in his home, Farmington-Elliottsville Road, Thursday, May 12, 1955 at 12:30 p.m. In addition to his widow he is survived by one son, Everette Rishel, Farmington; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Evenly) Smithberger, Uniontown; Mrs. Mary Beatty, a school teacher in the American zone, Germany; four brothers, Samuel and John, Farmington; Charles, Monroeville, N. J., Walter, Salem, N. J.; five sisters, Mrs. Rose O'Donnell, Library; Mrs. Catherine Matlick, Gibbons Glade; Mrs. Lottie Nace, Brodbecks, Mrs. Hazel McCauley, Gibbstown, N. J.; Mrs. Clara Belle Richey, Uniontown; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren. He was a lifelong resident and farmer of Wharton Township and a member of the Bethel Church of the Brethren. Friends will be received in the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., after 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Sunday and in the Bethel Church of the Brethren from 12:30 until 2 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. John Edwin Grim officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 13, 1955, page 6, column 8

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Anna RISKO (1921-1996)

Anna Risko

   Anna Risko, 75, a resident of LaFayette Manor, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 1996. She was born March 27, 1921, in Newboro, Pa., daughter of the late Michael and Mary Schofenitz Risko. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by two sisters; and a brother. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church of New Salem. Surviving are a sister and two brothers, Helen Gurklies of Troy, Ohio, George Risko and his wife, Ailleen of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Michael Risko of Washington, Pa. Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, today from 6 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 9:30 a.m., when a Panachida Service will be held, followed by a Funeral Service at 10 a.m., in the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, with the Rev. Fr. Timothy Sawchak officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Parastas Service will be held today at 7 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1996

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


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

Funeral services for Mrs. Eleanor Rissell, aged 74, wife of Burgess David H. Rissell of Dawson, who died Sunday night at her home on McGill avenue, Dawson, following a brief illness, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the late home with Rev. Crawford Coulter, pastor of the Dawson Presbyterian church, officiating.  Burial in Dickerson Run cemetery.
In addition to her husband she is survived by one son, James Rissell of Dawson, and a grandson, James Rissell, Jr.  Mrs. Kuhns of Dawson, Mrs. E. B. Palding of Scranton, Mrs. A. R. Smith of Columbus, O., Mrs. Blanche Kerr of Milton, and Mrs. Vivian Detwiler of Norfolk, Va. Are nieces.
(Standard - Dec 6, 1932)


Joyce Lavina RITCH (1930-1996)

Joyce Ritch

   Joyce Lavina Ritch, 66, of Connellsville died Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996, in Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was born Jan. 31, 1930, in Perry Township, a daughter of the late Harry B. and Mary Elizabeth McGuiness Cunningham. She was a Protestant by faith. She was retired from Anchor Hocking Glass Corp., where she was employed as a selector for 19 years. She was a member of the Dawson Grange Old Timers Gang. She will be sadly missed by her loving family. She is survived by four sons, Gregory Allen (Matty) Ritch and his wife, Anita L., of Connellsville, James Harry (Genghis) Ritch of Connellsville, Steven Anthony Ritch and his wife, Kimberly A., of Phoenix, Ariz., and Lawrence Scott (Larry) Ritch and his wife, Lee, of Savanna, Ga.; three daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Carol Jean) Mehallick and Mrs. Stephen (Kathleen Ann) Showman of Connellsville, and Karen Lynn Ritch at home; 10 grandchildren; and a half-sister, Elsie Hess of Red Lion, Pa. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony J. Ritch, in 1991; two brothers, William Cunningham and Harry Brown Cunningham; two sisters, Geraldine Howarth and Reba Hennessey; and a granddaughter, Anita Ritch. Friends will be received today from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, and Wednesday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Watson officiating. Interment will follow in St. Rita’s Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, November, 1996

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Melvin R. RITCHEY ( -1967)

Collier Man
Is Stricken
At Wheel

   A Collier man was stricken fatally Wednesday while returning from work near Heidelberg. Melvin R. Ritchey, 56, was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Clair Memorial Hospital about 10 o'clock after he had collapsed at the wheel of his automobile on Route 50 near Bridgeville. The Allegheny County coroner's office said death apparently was due to a heart attack. Richard Sterbutzel, 22, McClellandtown, who was riding with Ritchey, brought the car to a halt. He told officials he was dozing when awakened by the lurching car. He, at first, thought his companion had fallen asleep, he said. The men, who are employed by the Ralph Myers Construction Co., had quit work early because of a heavy rainfall. The outfit works at night by electric lights. They were on the new road under construction when the tragedy occurred. The victim, heavy equipment operator, was a member of Teamsters Local 66, Collier Volunteer Fire Department and Hutchinson Rod and Gun Club. Surviving are his widow, Lauretta Eshelman Ritchey; three daughters, Janet Yanik, Brownfield; Beverly Barnes, Everett; Bobbie Ann, at home; one son, Gary, a home, and four grandchildren. Two sisters and two brothers also survive. Friends will be received Saturday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9, Sunday from noon to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. In the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., where services will be held Monday at 2 p.m., Dr. Clarence Kelley will officiate. Burial will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, April 7, 1967, page 1, column 4,
continued to page 6, column 6

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Allen R. RITENOUR ( -1996)

Allen R. Ritenour

   Allen R. Ritenour, 40, of Acme, died Saturday, April 27, 1996, as the result of an automobile accident in Mount Pleasant Township. Friends will be received at the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Additional viewing will take place Thursday in Buchanan Church of God, White, Pa., from noon until 1 p.m., the hour of funeral services, with the Rev. Tim Beatty officiating. Interment will follow in Brown Cemetery, Saltlick Township.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1996

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Carlton 'Jerry' S. RITENOUR Stone  (1904-1957)

CARLTON RITENOUR

Carlton S. Ritenour, 52, of 113 North Cottage Ave., died at 1:20 o'clock this morning in Connellsville State Hospital where he had been admitted Monday after suffering a stroke. He was born June 13, 1904, at Indian Creek, a son of the late W. L. and Catherine Lowery Ritenour, and lived in the Connellsville area all of his life. An employee of the Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation, he was a member of the GBBA, South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Company and Albright E.U.B. Church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Edith Harshman Ritenour; two sons, Gilbert and William H. of Connellsville; two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Elaine) Krause of Connellsville and Mrs. William (Betty) Butler of Philadelphia; six grandchildren and four brothers, Orville of Poplar Grove, Harold of South Connellsville and Gerald and Donald of Pittsburgh.

The body will be at the Brooks funeral home after 11 o’clock Friday morning where there will be a prayer service at 12:45 o'clock Sunday afternoon, after which the body will be removed to the Albright E.U.B. Church to lie in state until 2 o'clock, the hour of the funeral service. The Rev. R. A. Nelson will officiate. Interment will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery at Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, May 22, 1957


CARD OF THANKS

RITENOUR—We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our friends, neighbors and relatives for the many acts of kindness and sympathy extended us in our recent bereavement; the death of our husband and father, Carlton S. Ritenour. Especially do we wish to thank Rev. R. A. Nelson, Labor Department of Anchor Hocking, Shilo Lodge, those who sent flowers, those who furnished cars, the pallbearers and all who in any way assisted us.
  Mrs. Carlton Ritenour and Family


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, May 9, 1957


IN MEMORIAM

RITENOUR—In loving memory of Carlton (Jerry) Ritenour who passed away May 2, 1957.

As we journey toward life's sunset,
Mourning him who went before,
Faith keeps saying, "you'll be with him,
When you reach the other shore.”


     Wife and Children.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, May 2, 1958

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Catherine RITENOUR Stone  (1883-1937)

MRS. LEROY RITENOUR IS SURPRISED ON BIRTHDAY

A delightful birthday party was held in honor of Mrs. Leroy Ritenour, Reidmore road, South Connellsville, Wednesday evening at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ritenour, in South Pittsburg street. The party was planned as a complete surprise to the honored guest, who was taken to the Ritenour home late in the evening. The evening was spent at playing games, prizes going to Mrs. Ernest Pierce, Mrs. Harold Pierce and James Hall. The honored guest was the recipient of many useful gifts. She was also presented with a large birthday cake embellished with "Happy Birthday" in pink letters. The cake was baked by Mrs. Carl Eyester.

Later in the evening the hostess served a dainty lunch, assisted by her mother, Mrs. Martha Pierce and Mrs. Carl Eyester. Mr. and Mrs. James Hall of Leisenring were out-of-town guests.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, March 23, 1935


MRS. W. L. RITENOUR

Mrs. Catherine Ritenour, wife of W. L. Ritenour, and a widely known resident of South Connellsville, died at 9 o'clock Saturday night at her home on the Reidmore road there following a lingering illness. Mrs. Ritenour, who was 54 years of age, is survived by her husband and five sons, Carlton Ritenour of South Connellsville, Orval Ritenour of Pittsburgh, Harold, Gerald and Donald Ritenour, at home. Surviving brothers and sisters include Charles Lowry and Mrs. Lucinda Thorpe of Dunbar, Mrs. Ida Hay of Morgantown, W. Va., George Lowry of Melcroft and Mrs. Hattie Junk of Uniontown. The funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the late home on Reidmore road. Rev. W. S. Harr, pastor of the South Connellsville Evangelical Church, will officiate. Interment will be made in Mount Auburn Cemetery at Dunbar in charge of Funeral Director Clyde B. Brooks of Indian Head.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, June 14, 1937


TO VISIT STRICKEN HOME

Members of the South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Department will meet this evening at 7 o'clock to go to the home of Mrs. Leroy Ritenour. She was the mother of Orval Ritenour, a member of the fire company.

Notes from contributor:
  Children of William Ritenour and Catherine Lowry are:
   1. Carlton S. "Jerry"6 Ritenour, b. June 13, 1904, Indian Creek, Fayette Co., PA;
    d. May 2, 1957, Connellsville, Fayette Co., PA.
   2. Orville H. Ritenour, b. Abt. 1907.Living at home with his parents in 1930 pa census
   3. Harold W Ritenour
   4. Gerald Leroy Ritentour b. 17 Feb 1920, Fayette Co, Pa,.
    d. Feb 24 , 1998 Kittanning, Armstrong Co, PA.
    Married Frances Marie Cole, May 1, 1943, Fayette Co, Pa.
     b. October 30, 1922, Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa
     d. July 10, 1989, Uniontown , Pa .
    Gerald served in WWII- enlisted August 20,1945


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, June 14, 1937

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Dolores M. Gantner Tucker RITENOUR (1928-1995)

Dolores M. Ritenour

   Dolores M. Gantner Tucker Ritenour, 66, of Star Junction died Friday, Nov. 17, 1995, at 3:16 a.m. in her home. She was born Dec. 2, 1928, at Star Junction, Pa., daughter of Joseph and Catherine Yenchick Gantner. She was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in Perryopolis. She is survived by her husband, James H. Ritenour; children, Richard Tucker of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Stanley of Perryopolis, Robert Tucker of Gaithersburg, Md., Thomas Tucker of Perryopolis; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; four sisters, Mrs. Frank (Gloria) Pansino of Charleroi, Mrs. Dalton (Dorothy) Brant and Mrs. Edward (Alvera) Zolock both of Belle Vernon, and Miss Shirley Gantner; five brothers, Edward Gantner of Perryopolis, John Gantner of Fayette City, Robert Gantner and Thomas Gantner both of Perryopolis. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul A. Tucker, on July 25, 1986. Friends will be received in the BLAIR- LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., Perryopolis, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where a Panachida Service will be held Monday, Nov. 20, at 9:30 a.m. followed by Funeral Liturgy at 10 a.m. in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Perryopolis, with Rev. Fr. Ivan Mina, PhD., as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Perryopolis. Visitation … (balance of obit is missing).


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Hazel M. Firestone RITENOUR ( -1997)

Hazel M. Ritenour

   Hazel M. Firestone Ritenour, 78, of Connellsville, R.D. 2, died Tuesday, July 9, 1996, in the Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. today in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Zimmerman and the Rev. Craig Peterson officiating. Interment will follow in Normalville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1997

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet John Boyd RITENOUR died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(15)

JOHN B. RITENOUR
Mrs. W. .M. Chuck, of 72 West Wine Street, has received word of the death of a brother, John Boyd Ritenour, aged 58, which occurred October 19, 1937, in General Hospital, Los Angeles, following an operation for appendicitis, Pneumonia later developed and caused his death.
He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Ritenour who preceded him in (death).


bullet Lucinda RITENOUR died in 1926. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

RITENOUR, LUCINDA; MRS.
DIES FROM STROKE AT HOME AT ROGERS MILL
Mrs. Lucinda RITENOUR, 72 years and 11 months old, died at 6:30 o’clock this morning at her home in Rogers Mill after suffering a stroke of paralysis on Thursday.  The stroke took place at 1 o’clock that afternoon and, since then, she had been unconscious.  She was the wife of Joseph G. RITENOUR, better known as “Senator”.  Deceased was married three times.  Her first husband was David PIRL.  To that union, 11 children were born.  A son and two daughters are dead and eight sons survive,  they are Miles PIRL of Everson, Daniel of Scottdale, Frank of Akron, Ohio, Charles of Derry, David of Smithfield and Charles, Alex, and WILLIAM, all of this place. Forty grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.  Her second husband was JOHN G. RITENOUR and after his death, she married Joseph G. RITENOUR, a member of another family.  That ceremony was performed about six years ago.  Two sisters, Mrs. Sadie MITCHELL of this city and Mrs. Susan MICKEY of Vanderbilt, together with a brother Alexander, of Kansas City, MO, also survive.  Mrs. RITENOUR was a member of the Church of God at Hillview, near Rogers Mill.

Funeral service will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Hillview Church of God.  Funeral Director J. ?. SIMS will be in charge of the burial.  
Courier  Sat., 11-6-1926


Mary RITENOUR (1907-1996)

Mary Ritenour

   Mary Ritenour, 88, of Star Junction, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1996, at 9:15 a.m., in the Harmon House Convalescent Center, Mt. Pleasant, Pa. She was born May 30, 1907, in Star Junction, Pa., daughter of the late Michael and Helen Adams. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, George Thomas Ritenour on Nov. 18, 1980. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Naomi) Canderan of Grindstone, Pa., and Mrs. Ethel Adams of Uniontown, Pa.; four sons, Thomas Ritenour of Cleveland, Ohio, Eugene Ritenour of Belle Vernon, Pa., James H. Ritenour of Star Junction, Pa., and William Ritenour of North Madison, Ohio; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one brother, Joseph Adams of Dickerson Run, Pa. Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME, INC., Perryopolis, Pa., this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where Panachida Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Fr. Ivan Mina Ph.D. officiating. Interment will follow in Bowman-Flatwoods Cemetery, Vanderbilt R.D. 1.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1996

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Mildred RITENOUR (1902-1994)

Mildred Ritenour

   Mildred Ritenour, 92, of Finleyville, Pa., formerly of Cumberland, Md., and Connellsville, died Thursday, July 28, 1994 at the Washington County Health Center. She was born April 18, 1902 in Mill Run, a daughter of the late Homer and Anna Garletts Hensel. She attended the former California Normal School and taught in the Springfield Twp. Schools for several years; she was a member of the Bedford Road Baptist Church, Cumberland; and attended the First Presbyterian Church, Finleyville. Surviving are three sons: Edgar Hensel of South Connellsville, Harold Ritenour of Mt. Airy, N.C. and Earl W. Ritenour of Tampa, Fla.; two daughters: Mrs. Lloyd (Anna) Grubbs of Finleyville and Mrs. Gilbert (Virginia) Freigang of Pewaukee, Wisc.; 24 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Hensel of Mill Run. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl W. Ritenour in 1974; a daughter, Lorraine Keefer Groff; two sisters: Edith Baughman and Olive Hiltabidel; and a brother, Ralph Hensel. Friends will be received at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Richard Boyer officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1994

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Ora Rae Hanna RITENOUR Stone  (1893-1961)

MRS. ORA RITENOUR

Mrs. Ora Rae Ritenour, 68, of Reidmore Road, South Connellsville, died Thursday evening in Connellsville State General Hospital, where she had been a patient since Nov. 4. She was born Oct. 26, 1893, in Donegal, a daughter of the late William H. and Lucartha Ritenour Hanna, and had spent most of her life in Connellsville. She was a member of the First Christian Church.

Surviving are three sons, William R. Brooks of Jersey City, N. J.; Homer J. Brooks of Connellsville; and Kenneth A. Brooks of South Connellsville; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four stepsons, Orville and Harold Ritenour of Connellsville, Gerald Ritenour of Cheswick and Donald Ritenour of Pittsburgh. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Ritenour, in 1954.

The body will be at the Brooks funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held there at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. George D. Massay officiating. Interment will be in Hill Grove Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, December 22, 1961

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Richard RITENOUR died in 1943. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(55)

Richard Ritenour, 58 years old, died at 3 o’clock this morning at his home at Melcroft
after a lingering illness. He was a farmer.
Tuesday, April 23, 1943
Connellsville Courier


Richard J. RITENOUR (1934-1995)

Richard Ritenour

   Richard J. Ritenour, 60, of Melcroft, died Wednesday at his home. Surviving are his mother, Edna Kalp Ritenour, of Melcroft; his wife, Verdella Siesky Ritenour; six sons, Gary Lee (Joe) of Melcroft, Wendell (John) of Champion, Richard K. of Acme, Clarence (Sam) of Champion, James of Champion, and Timothy of Melcroft; six daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Debra) Leech of Fort Wayne, Ind., Mrs. Jerry (Diane) Gearhart of Acme, Sandra Rimmel of Jones Mills, Mrs. Gabriel (Marjorie) Lucas of Ligonier, Pamela Fleming of Pittsburgh, and Kimberly Ritenour at home; 14 grandchildren; three brothers, William Ritenour and Robert Ritenour, both of Melcroft, and Jerry Lee Ritenour of Acme; and three sisters, Mrs. Harry (Faye) Romesburg of Rockwood, Mrs. Frank (Geraldine) Cramer of Melcroft and Mrs. Bill (Mabel) Thomas of Donegal. Friends will be received in the Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Route 711, Melcroft, from 2 to 9 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Saturday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– September 2, 1934
   Died—– August 9, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Richard R. RITENOUR (1934-1995)

RICHARD R. RITENOUR

   Richard R. Ritenour, 60, of Melcroft died Wednesday, August 9, 1995 at his home. Friends will be received at the Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Route 711, Melcroft from 2 to 9 p.m. today, where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Thomas Kroll officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

Notes from contributor:
   Born–September 2, 1934, Melcroft
   Father–Clarence Ritenour
   Mother–Edna Kalp Ritenour
   Spouse–Verdella Siesky Ritenour
   Children–Gary Lee, Wendell, Richard K., James, Timothy, Debra Ritenour Leech, Diane Ritenour Gearhart,
       Sandra Ritenour Rimmel, Marjorie Ritenour Lucas, Kimberly, and Clarence Ritenour


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, August, 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Sharon K. Stuller RITENOUR ( - )

Sharon Ritenour

   Sharon K. Ritenour, 39, of Acme, died Saturday as the result of an automobile accident in Mount Pleasant Township. She is survived by her parents, Wilber and Anna Mae Zeigler Stuller of Saltsburg R.D. 3; one daughter, Amanda at home; two brothers, Wilber Guy Stuller and Donald Stuller of Saltsburg R.D. 3; two sisters, Mrs. Matt (Anna Louise) McCready of Sorrento, Fla., and Mary Stuller of Saltsburg R.D. 3. Friends will be received at the Clyde Brooks Funeral Home Inc., Route 711, Melcroft from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Wednesday. Additional viewing will take place Thursday in Buchannan Church of God, White from noon until 1 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Date Unknown

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


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

Funeral services for George A. Rittenberger, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rittenberger who died Monday evening was held Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the home of his parents at Smock.
Following the prayers at the home a solemn requiem high mass was celebrated in the R. C. church at Smock.  Rev. Fr. J. Bednalk, pastor, served as the celebrant.  Serving as deacon and sub-deacon were Fathers Doersler, Connellsville, and Idzik of Grindstone.
Serving as pallbearers were William Bell, Frank Ernesty, Joseph Ernesty, L. Giger, Frank Mullens, and Lenas Walker.
Burial was in the new St. Joseph cemetery, Connellsville.
(Herald - Sep. 3, 1937)


Herman RITTENBERGER ( -1939)

HERMAN RITTENBERGER

   A retired farmer of Franklin township, Herman Rittenberger, aged 88, died at 5 o’clock Saturday afternoon, May 6, 1939, at the family residence in Connellsville township of infirmities incident to advanced age. He had resided in the Poplar Grove community for 15 years and had been bedfast for the past eight weeks. Mr. Rittenberger was a successful farmer in Franklin before removing to Connellsville township. His wife, Catherine Bette Rittenberger, preceded him in death. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception R. C. church at Connellsville. Surviving are two sons, Henry B., of Smock and John, of Connellsville, and three daughters, Mrs. Anna Siesky, Mrs. Catherine Gray and Mrs. Elizabeth Haggerty, all of Uniontown. He was the last member of his family. Services in charge of the McNanamy Funeral Home will be held at 8:15 Tuesday morning in the family residence, with additional rites in the Immaculate Conception church. Rev. Fr. Henry Geibel will be celebrant and burial will follow in the family plot in St. Joseph’s cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 8, 1939, page 2, column 2

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


John B. RITTENBERGER (1912-1996)

John B. Rittenberger

   John B. Rittenberger, age 84 years, of Connellsville, died Sunday, March 24, 1996, in Highlands Hospital. He was born Feb. 7, 1912, in Juniata, Pa., son of the late Henry and Grace Bartholemew Rittenberger. He was a former coal miner with United States Steel Corp. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church and the BPO Elks of Connellsville. He is survived by two sons, Ronald V. Rittenberger of Elizabeth and George E. Rittenberger of Blairsville; seven grandchildren, Christina Rittenberger, Elizabeth Walters, Debra Urban, Ronald Rittenberger Jr., Renee Brawn, Heather Rittenberger and Jon Rittenberger; four great grandchildren; a brother, William Rittenberger of Bedford, Ohio; and four sisters, Marie Jim and Catherine Erneste, both of Connellsville, Esther Henabray of Michigan and Rita Ryerce of Maryland. He was predeceased by the following brothers and sisters: Henry, Leo, Joseph and George Rittenberger, Cecelia Rittenberger, Bernadette Stiendle, Grace Medvic, Rosella Frye and Margaret Cunningham. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where a prayer service will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Michael Sciberras as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. A … (balance of obit is missing).


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, March, 1996

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Dianah RITTENHOUSE died in 1863. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(30)

DIED.
RITTENHOUSE - March 19th, of Dyptheria, DIANAH, wife of James Rittenhouse, in the 38th year of her age.
The Deceased was highly esteemed by a large circle of relatives and acquaintances, and has been for a number of years a worthy member of the Presbyterian congregation at Laurel Hill. —While her friends mourn their great and sudden bereavement, they have the consoling hope that their loss is her eternal gain. _ Com.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Apr 23, 1863.
Vol. 3, No. 11, Pg. 4, Col. 2.


bullet Finley RITTENHOUSE died in 1863. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(30)

DIED.
RITTENHOUSE - Feb. 19th, 1863 of Dyptheria FINLEY, son of James and Dianah Rittenhouse, aged 7 years.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Apr 23, 1863.
Vol. 3, No. 11, Pg. 4, Col. 2.


William Horner RITENOUR ( -1944)

RITENOUR FUNERAL

   The funeral service for William Horner Ritenour will be held at 1:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Johnston mortuary chapel at Uniontown in charge of Rev. Dr. William Blake Hindman, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Uniontown. Burial will be made in Oak Grove Cemetery. Deceased formerly engaged in the printing business at Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, November 7, 1944, page 2, column 4

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Nicholas Samuel RITZ, Jr. ( -1962)

RITZ, NICHOLAS SAMUEL JR.— Aged 23, husband of Billie Carbon Ritz, 2208 Phelps Road, Adelphi, Md., died Friday, November 23, 1962, at 12:30 p.m. Born at Royal, he was a son of Nicholas and Anna Mac Phillips Ritz Sr., Foreman Ave., and had been employed by the government for the past six years. Other survivors include one son, Nicholas III; one brother, William L. Ritz, Detroit, Mich.; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Anna Phillips, Uniontown. A Requiem High Mass will be intoned in St. Mark’s R.C. Church, Hyattsville, Md. at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Friends will be received in the Vintor A. DeCarlo Funeral Home, 136 N. Gallatin Ave., Wednesday after 2 p.m. until 11 a.m. Thursday when a Blessing Service will be held. Interment will be in Memorial Gardens, Sylvan Heights.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November 26, 1962, page 20, column 8

Contributed by Brenda Turner Blake < blakeb28 at yahoo.com>


Patsy RITZ (1904-1975)

Death Takes
Patsy Ritz

   Patsy Ritz, 70, of House F, Royal, died Saturday morning in the Uniontown Hospital. He was a retired employe of Gateway Mine. Friends will be received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem until 10 a.m. today. Mass of Christian Burial will follow in St. Hedwig’s Church in Smock.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 30, 1975, page 6, column 5


RITZ, PATSY— Age 70 years of House F., Royal, (Chestnut Ridge) Pa., died in the Uniontown Hospital Saturday morning, June 28, 1975, at 4:55 a.m. He was born at Elm Grove, Pa. on November 11, 1904, the son of the late Samuel and Anna (Deconcilis) Ritz. He was a member of St. Hedwig’s R.C. Church, Smock, Pa. He was a retired employee of the Gateway Mines and a member of the UMWA Local No. 6330. Surviving are his wife, Anna (Fagula) Ritz, one son, Robert Ritz, of Euclid, Ohio, one grandson, Patrick James Ritz and the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Gene DiLulius and Mrs. Louis (Rose) Rossi both of Detroit, Michigan, Mrs. Robert (Therese) Meary, Phoenix, Arizona, Frank (J.D.), William, Albert all of Detroit, Michigan. He was preceded in death by one brother, Nicholas. Friends are being received in the Dearth Funeral home, New Salem until 9 a.m. today when brief prayers will be said followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Hedwig’s R.C. Church, Smock with Rev. Fr. Michael D. Vicchio as celebrant. Interment in the Memorial Gardens, Sylvan Heights Cemetery under the direction of the Dearth Funeral Home.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 30, 1975, page 35, column 8

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet John C. RIZER died in 1865. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

HERTIG—June 13th, 1865, at the residence of his father, in Springhill township, Fayette County, Pa., of Nervous Dyspepsia, superinduced by exhaustive study, John C. Hertig, in the twenty-second year of his age.
The deceased was a young man of more than ordinary mind and culture, of singularly moral and temperate habits in this age of depravity; and the scorpion lashes of a guilty conscience shrouded not the hope of his dying hour. those who appreciate the integrity of his motives, and the excellencies of his character, feel, that in his death, wrong doing lest an implacable foe progression a persevering advocate, and humanity a devoted friend.
Unhappy boy! while life was in its spring,
The spoiler clip'd ambition's airy wing,
And youthful hopes of fame, and honors bright,
Set with thy sun—eclipsed in endless night!

But should we weep because the gaping grave,
Hath closed o'er that no mortal pow'r could save!
Mourn o'er the link, which broken, free'd the soul,
From care and pain while ceaseless ages roll?

Tears for the weak! but they who see aright.
Will rather smile, when spirits wing their flight,
To lands of joy, where all is peace and rest,
And sweets perfume the "A___ of the blessed!"
U.H.
Genius of Liberty. Jun. 22, 1865.


bullet Lydia J. RIZER died in 1865. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)


Annina Cantahupo RIZZO ( -1931)

   Annina Cantahupo Rizzo, wife of Angelo, of House 253, Allison, died in the Brownsville Hospital, Saturday, March 28, 1931 at 1 o'clock. She is survived by three step children, all at home. Friends will meet at the home at Allison on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock when a short service will be followed by additional services at the St. Theresa R. C. Church at Uniontown. The Rev. Fr. Louis Tabbia will officiate. Interment in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown. The body was brought to the Minerd Funeral Home of Uniontown for preparation for burial.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, March, 1931

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Florinda Santangelo RIZZO ( -1927)

MRS. FLORINDA SANTANGELO RIZZO

   Mrs. Florinda Santangelo Rizzo, age 33 years, died suddenly at her home in Allison, Friday morning, September 30, 1927, at 3 o'clock. She is survived by her husband, Angelo Rizzo, and four children, and the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Angeline Caporelli of Italy; Mrs. Rose Caruso of Dunbar; Luigi Santangelo of Bittner and Antonio Santangelo of Phillips. Funeral services will be held at the Allison home Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock followed by additional services in St. Theresa Church. Burial will be in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, October 1, 1927, page 15, column 2

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Daniel E. ROADMAN, Jr. ( -2007)

Daniel E. Roadman, Jr., age 23, of Dickerson Run, Fayette County, Pa., died suddenly on Saturday, September 29, 2007, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Friends will be received in the RALPH E. GALLEY FUNERAL HOME, Dawson, Fayette County, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, October 3, 2007, from 9 until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with the Rev. Richard Schimansky officiating. Interment will follow in the Alverton Cemetery, Alverton, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Dr. George Harrison ROADMAN Photo  (1920-2006)

Dr. George Harrison Roadman, 85, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, passed away on July 26, 2006. He was born October 8, 1920, in Merrittstown, Fayette County, Pa., the son of Cecil George Roadman and Hazel Lint Roadman. He graduated form Redstone High School, Fayette County, Pa., in 1937, and earned a B.S. in education from California State College of Pennsylvania (now California University of Pennsylvania). He earned his Masters and Doctoral degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. In 1943, he married Betty Jean Roberts, of Monessen, Pa. He went on to earn four battle stars and a bronze star during four years as a field artillery captain in the European Theatre of World War II. After the war, he returned to California State and taught political science, economics and history. He served as dean of academic affairs from 1957 until 1969, when he became president. He retired in 1977 and settled in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and began serving as an adjunct professor with Tidewater Community College and Old Dominion University. In addition to his career in academics, he participated in many civic and philanthropic endeavors.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty; three children: George Roadman and wife, Denise, of Boston, Massachusetts, Emmilou Stewart and husband, Phil, of California, Washington County, Pa., and John Roadman and his wife, Doreen, of Virginia Beach, Va.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Winifred Henshaw, of Merrittstown, Pa.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2006, in CALIFORNIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, California, Pa. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made in the form of book donations to your local library. HOLLOMN-BROWN FUNERAL HOME, 1264 NORTH GREAT NECK ROAD, VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA (757-496-9727) is in charge of arrangements.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, July 27, 2006

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


James G. ROADMAN (1911-1996)

James G. Roadman

   James G. Roadman, 85, of Fayette health Care Center, Uniontown, formerly of Dickerson Run, died early Tuesday morning. Surviving are ten children, James A. Roadman and wife, Ellen of Vanderbilt R.D. 1, Shirley Chambers and husband, Jack of Vanderbilt, Betty Jane Swartz of Scottdale, Ina Bentz and husband, Kenneth of Alverton, Pa., Daniel Roadman and wife, Cathy of Dickerson Run, Alverda Duchek and husband, Jerry of Youngstown, Ohio, Eva Duchek and husband, J.B. of Vanderbilt, Cindy Hatfield and husband, Paul of Connellsville, Susan Beverage and husband, Charles of Dickerson Run, and Robert S. Roadman and wife, Beatrice of Connellsville; one brother, John of Connellsville; 29 grandchildren; and 56 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Ralph E. Galley Funeral Home, Dawson, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– January 9, 1911
   Died—– March 26, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1996

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


John W. ROADMAN (1913-2001)

Connellsville — John W. Roadman, 88, of Connellsville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born June 15, 1913, in Alverton, a son of the late William B. and Elizabeth Morris Roadman. He was a Protestant by faith. John was retired and was formerly employed at the Scottdale Ozone Foundry and B&O Railroad.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews; a great-niece, Barbara Roadman Porterfield and her husband, Randy, of Connellsville, with whom he resided; several other great-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters, Eva Zanetta, Zalla Roadman and Glendola Roadman; two brothers, Fred Roadman and James Gyer Roadman.

Friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 South First St., West Side, Connellsville, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Eric McAllister officiating. Interment will follow in Alverton Cemetery.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Glenn Walter ROBAUGH (1952-2003)

Glenn Walter Robaugh
Connellsville

Glenn Walter Robaugh, 51, of Connellsville, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2003, in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born in Connellsville, Sept. 5, 1952, a son of the late Walter and Sarah Torrence Robaugh. Glenn was a member of the Hickory Square United Methodist Church and was employed by the Duraloy Technologies in Scottdale. He had also coached the little league football and baseball for a number of years. Surviving are his wife, Marynee Watson Robaugh; three children, Glenn Robaugh Jr. and his wife, Shanabeth of Ruffsdale, Nicholas Robaugh and his wife, Melissa of Connellsville and Nathan Allen Robaugh and his fiancée, Kristina Smitley of Connellsville; four grandchildren, Glenn Walter Robaugh III, Kaylie Nicole Robaugh, Sarah Nickole Robaugh and Desiree Lorene Robaugh; one brother, Geary Robaugh and his wife, Coleen of Dawson; three sisters, Bertha Hess and husband Roy of Dawson, Wilma Jean Pitt and her husband Bill of Ohio, Nomia Blackstone and her husband Bob of Ohio; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the RALPH E. GALLEY FUNERAL HOME, Dawson, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 11 a.m. the hour of the service there. Officiating minister is Pastor Roy Butt. Interment in Scottdale Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, September 29, 2003

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Grace E. ROBAUGH ( -2006)

Grace E. Robaugh, 76, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, formerly of Keeney Row, Luzerne Township, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Sunday, July 2, 2006, in Colorado. She was a member of the Allison Church of Nazarene, Allison, Fayette County, Pa., and was a retired Registered Nurse at Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., where she was Director of Pediatrics.

She is survived by three sons, David Robaugh and his wife, Deborah, of Colorado Springs, Barry Robaugh and his wife, Cynthia, of Uniontown, Pa., and Mark Robaugh and his wife, Lorrie, of Keeney Row; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, John R. Dean and his wife, Hazel, of Boise, Idaho; and sister, Edna Workman and her husband, Ted, of Cleveland, Ohio.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Dearth Funeral Home, 35 South Mill Street, New Salem, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, July 4, 2006

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Harry J. ROBAUGH ( -2010)

Harry J. Robaugh, 78, was born in Allison, Pennsylvania, graduated from Redstone High School, Army veteran (Korea) and retired US Steel's Clairton Works, died on Thursday, January 28, 2010.

Survivors: wife, Dorothy M. Robaugh; children: Patti Sabo (William), Robin Bell (Edward Eric Robaugh (Nancy); 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; siblings: Charles "Bud" Robaugh, Carl Robaugh (Linda), Jane Robaugh, Ruth Rugola (Tony), Virginia Dzurilla and June Holland.

Viewing: today 2 to 8 at THOMPSON-MARODI INC., Bentleyville.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, January 31, 2010

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Jacob M. 'Jack' ROBAUGH (1988-2010)

Jacob M. "Jack" Robaugh, age 21 years, of Brownsville, Pennsylvania passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2010. He was born December 26, 1988 in Bethesda, Maryland, the son of Mark K. Robaugh and Lorrie Ann Walls Robaugh. "Jack" was employed at the Parts Plus Auto in Brownsville as a Mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Donald and Constance Walls; paternal grandparents, Walter and Grace Robaugh; and his paternal great-grandmother, Hilda Dean. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a brother, Joshua Robaugh, and a sister, Abbie Robaugh; his maternal great-grandmother, Betty "Nonna" Angelo; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and more friends than you can count.

Friends will be received at DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, 25 South Mill Street, New Salem, Pennsylvania today (Monday, July 26) from 6 to 9.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, July 26, 2010

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


James ROBB ( -1905)

AGED MAN DEAD
James Robb Dies at the Home of
Daughter in Vanderbilt

  Vanderbilt, Sept. 1.— James Robb, aged 86 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Rathburn, last evening. Deceased had been in feeble health for several years and his death was due to the infirmities incident to old age. He is survived by three children, Mrs. Harmon Gray, South Connellsville, Mrs. Margaret Robb, Uniontown, and Mrs. Walter Rathburn, of Vanderbilt. The funeral will take place Saturday.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Evening, September 1, 1905, page 1, column 6

Contributed by Barbara Goss < barbee44 at roadrunner.com>


Anna Frances Delara ROBBINS (1919-2007)

Anna Frances Delara Robbins

Anna Frances Delara Robbins, age 87, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Thursday, April 19, 2007, in The Golden Living Center. She was born on May 6, 1919, in Upper Middletown, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of Theodore Delara and Bessie Dixon Delara. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Joseph C. "Jay" Robbins, brothers, Theodore, Jr., Edward and Charles Delara, and sister, Mary Ellen Fertal.

She is survived by her son, Donald Robbins and wife, Dona, Ruffsdale, Westmoreland County, Pa.; grandchildren: Dennyse Martino and husband, Craig, and Steven Robbins; Great-Grandson, Bryce Martino; one step granddaughter; two step grandchildren; two great great step grandchildren; sisters: Virginia Charles, of Ohio, and Betty Ford, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; brothers: Frank Delara, of Keisterville, Fayette County, Pa., and John Delara, of Waltersburg, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the BARNETT-SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 680 Cherry Tree Lane, Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., where a Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 23, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Roland O'Brien, officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Jesse Franklin ROBBINS died in 1906. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(132)

Obituary from The Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, follows:
"Deaths of the Day"
"J.F. Robbins
J.F. Robbins, aged 69 years, died at 2:30 o'clock saturday morning November 24, 1906, at his home at 65 Lawn Ave. He had been in poor health for about a year and was taken Thursday morning with a hemorrhage which resulted in his death.
The deceased was born in Monogalia Co, WVa, and lived there until seven years ago, when he came to Uniontown. He followed the trade of stonemason and was overseer of the construction of the locks along the Monongahela river near Morgantown. He was a member of the M.P. church uniting with the congregation at Maidsville years ago.
About 44 years ago Mr. Robbins married Esmeralda White, daughter of the late sheriff Benjamin White of Monongalia county. She survives him, with seven children, Mrs B. C. Riley and M.A. Robbins, Hepseba, WVa; Mrs William McClain, Pt. Marion; M.E. Robbins, at home; Mrs J.E. Maust, Uniontown, and Wirt and Lawrence Robbins, at home. The deceased served in Col. Finnell's regiment during the Civil War. He was very kind and considerate in the home as was beloved as a father and husband.
Funeral was from the home monday at 10am in charge of J.S. Bromley, assisted by Rev. J.W. Carpenter. Internment in Park Place cemetery."


Benjamin ROBERTS ( -1844)

DIED

   On last Tuesday morning, BENJAMIN ROBERTS, Esquire, a highly esteemed citizen of Menallen township, in the 79th year of his age.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 12, 1844, Vol. 5, No. 23, page 3, column 5

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Charles G. ROBERTS ( -1967)

ROBERTS, STAFF SGT. CHARLES G. — Age 24 years, of Lowhill, R.D. 2, Brownsville, was killed in action while serving with the U.S. Army in Vietnam at the Battle of the Hill 875 on November 22, 1967. Friends will be received in the J. W. Kisinger Funeral Home, Brownsville after 7 p.m. this evening. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Valentine Sedlak of St. Michael’s R. C. Church, Fredericktown officiating. Interment in the Lafayette Memorial Park with full graveside military rites by the U.S. Army, Oakdale Post.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, November 30, 1967, page 10, column 8

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


David W. ROBERTS ( -1870)

  DEATH OF A SOLDIER OF THE WAR of 1812— On the 3rd inst., Dr. David W. Roberts, a soldier of the war 1812, died at the residence of his son-in-law Mr. L. S. Herbert, in New Salem, of dilatation of the heart caused by Emphysema. Dr. Roberts was born in Massachusetts in the year 1792, and had therefore reached the advanced age of 78 years. His remains were interred on the 5th inst., in the burying ground of the Presbyterian Church in New Salem, of which he had long been a member.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 21, 1870, Vol. III, No. 28, page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Griffith A. ROBERTS ( -1938)

GRIFFITH A. ROBERTS

   Griffith A. Roberts, aged 78, widely known farmer of Redstone township, died at 11:50 Friday night, September 2, 1938, at the family home near Merrittstown after a lingering illness. He was a lifelong resident of that township. Mrs. Roberts died in 1918. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Meeks, at home; two sons, Carl, of Brier Hill, and Frank, at home; and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. J. S. Rhodaback, J. M. Roberts, Uniontown; Mrs. J. E. Roberts, New Salem; Mary Roberts and Allison and J. H. Roberts, all of Merrittstown. The body was removed to the C. B. Dearth & Son funeral home, New Salem, where friends will be received until the hour of the funeral which has been tentatively set for Monday afternoon.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, September 3, 1938, page 10, column 4


ROBERTS FUNERAL

   Funeral rites for Griffith A. Roberts, well-known resident of near Merrittstown, Redstone township, who died Friday night, September 2, 1938, were held at 2:30 Monday afternoon in Dunlap’s Creek Presbyterian church. The pastor, Rev. Crawford M. Coulter, officiated and burial was in Pleasant View cemetery under the direction of C. B. Dearth & Son, New Salem. Serving as pallbearers were Lawrence Franks, Benjamin Quine, Harry Gribble, Norman and Edward Steves and Arthur Cox.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Margaret ROBERTS died in 1828. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

Mrs. Margaret Roberts, widow of James  H. Roberts, died, after a brief illness, in her home Saturday morning at Scenery Hill at 4 o'clock.

A daughter of George and Sarah Ramage Wolfe, Mrs. Roberts was born near Vanderbilt, Fayette county, August 18, 1846, where she spent her early life until her marriage with Mr. Roberts,  November 11, 1869.

She united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church at the age of 16, but upon coming to Scenery Hill she transferred her membership to the Methodist Episcopal church, where both she and Mr Roberts were faithful  workers in the various departments of the church. Mrs. Roberts was an exemplary Christian, with a lovable and sympathetic disposition that endeared her to all who knew
her. Owing to feebled health. Mrs. Roberts had not been able to attend church services for a number of years.

Mrs. William J. Blythe of  Monongahela and Mrs. Albert Makespeak of Cokeburg, daughters, and a grandson and two granddaughters, and a brother, George Wolfe of Healey Va. Survive.

Funeral services will be held at her late home, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Interment will be in Scenery Hill cemetery.  (The Charleroi Mail – Thursday, May 31, 1928)


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

Mrs. Mary Olive Roberts, wife of J. E. Roberts, following an illness of one week's duration, died at the late residence in Menallen township, near New Salem, Saturday, June 6, 1931, at 2 p.m.  She was 68 years, eight months and three days old.
Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Miss Blanche Roberts, at home and
Mrs. Edward Friedline, Jennerstown; two brothers, William and Dow Gribble, both of the state of California, and three grandchildren.  Two daughters, Louisa Roberts and Mrs. Jessie Mathews and two sons, George and Leslie Roberts, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. H. W. Kilgore, pastor of the New Salem Presbyterian church of which Mrs. Roberts was a member. Burial will be in Pleasant View cemetery.


Thomas A. ROBERTS ( - )

Thomas A. Roberts

   Thomas A. Roberts, 40, a lifelong resident of Rices Landing and graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School, died Friday at home. He is survived by his parents, Roland and Gloria Efaw Roberts of Rices Landing, his wife, Kimberly Lippencott Roberts whom he married June 23, 1979, two daughters, Lindsay Roberts and Rachel Roberts, both at home, five brothers, David Roberts of Boxborough, Mass., Paul Roberts, Gary Roberts, and Patrick Roberts all of Rices Landing, and James Roberts of Jefferson R.D. 1, and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends in the Behm Funeral Home Inc., Route 188, Jefferson, today until 1:30 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Date unknown

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Capt. Thomas B. ROBERTS died in 1862. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

DIED
In his tent? near Corinth Mississippi, on July 4th inst. of Typhoid Fever, Capt. THOMAS B. ROBERTS, son of the late Col. William B. Roberts, of Uniontown, aged 30? years.
The deceased was well known as a boy to the citizens of Uniontown and vicinity. A few years ago he emigrated to South Bend, Indiana, and engaged in the mercantile business with John Brownfield, Esq. his uncle. formerly of Uniontown, Pa. At that place he ___ a company of volunteers and was attached to the army of General Halleck. The following extracts are from a speech delived (?) at a Sunday School celebration in South Bend, before his departure for the war, and the other from a letter to his wife show the character of the man more fully than any notice that could be written by your correspondent. In the first he says:
"I love this country. In it I took my existence. It is the land of my fathers. It is the land of Washington, and our Revolutionary sires. It is the freest, the best government on earth. Associations of the most sacred character make it dear to me. The cry to arms! to arms! is resounding through the land. In response to that call and for the honor of my country's flag, I forsake the endearments of home—the embrace of loved ones—the associations of the most pleasant nature, to go forth as a soldier of my country—to risk my life on the battle field, and share the exposure and hardships of camp life. If I fall in defence of the flag which Bishop Simpson so beautifully described to me a short time since—or, if wounded by my country's foes, I shall have a consciousness of having done my duty, which will ease the pain of dying, or soothe and comfort me during the trying hours of suffering. I want to go with that preparation of hears,—so that let me live or die, I shall be the Lords. If I fall amid the carnage and strife of battle, let me have the realization that Christ is with me, —that he is mine. Entwine that glorious banner around me, and I will die content."
In the letter to his wife referred to, among other things he said:
"While I was looking at the stars and stripes over Fort Anderson this morning, the idea presented itself to my mind, that I had a peculiar interest in that flag. A Father's life was sacrificed in its behalf—when we were a united and happy people. He went to vindicate our national honor upon the fields of Mexico, and when our army had triumphantly entered the Capital of that hostile country, he laid himself down to die within the Halls of the Montezumas; and if he was willing to sacrifice his life merely to repair a simple insult from a foreign power, should I not be equally as willing to uphold that flag when our country is on the very verge of destruction. Oh yes, with all the powers that God has given me. Never, no never, shall it be said that I have been recreant to my duties as an American citizen." COM.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. July 17, 1862.


Thomas L. ROBERTS (1949-1997)

Thomas L. Roberts

   Thomas L. Roberts, 47, of West Newton, Pa., died Monday, March 17, 1997, in Allegheny County. Born November 11, 1949, in Huntingdon, W.Va., he was a son of Marjy Dohring Roberts of Tampa, Fla., and the late William Roberts. He was the General Manager of Tom Robert’s Truck Parts and Equipment Inc. in West Newton and attended Lynnwood Lutheran Church in Belle Vernon. Besides his mother he is survived by his children: Jason Roberts, Garret Roberts, Demetrios Roberts all of Pittsburgh, and Jessica Roberts of West Newton; brothers and sisters: David L. Roberts of Brownsville, Jan N. Roberts, Marc W. Roberts, Kenneth A. Roberts, Kathleen E. Rodriguez, and Kim L. Roberts all of Tampa, Fla.; previous spouse: Marianne Roberts of West Newton; one grandson; several nieces and nephews. Private services held on Thursday, March 20, were in the care of the CONFER FUNERAL HOME, Brownsville, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1997

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Wm. ROBERTS Esq. died in 1853. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

DIED
At his residence in Luzerne tp., on Wednesday the 20th inst., Wm. Roberts, Esq., aged 84 years.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. July 28, 1853.