Fayette County Genealogy Project

Obituaries


Elizabeth SEMANS ( -1869)

Died

  SEMANS— June 26th, 1869, after a protracted illness, Elizabeth Semans, daughter of Thomas, Sen., and Margery Semans, in the 23d year of her age.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 1, 1869, Vol. II, No. 25, page 3, column 5

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Harold SEMANS ( -1939)

SEMANS SERVICES

   Funeral services for Harold (Cy) Semans, aged 51, former local resident, who died Thursday afternoon, November 30, 1939, will be held at 3 o’clock this afternoon in the family home, 234 Prospect street, Brownsville. Burial will follow in Bridgeport cemetery. Friends will be received at the Brownsville residence until the hour of the services. Mr. Semans’ death followed an illness of four months. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Semans of Uniontown, and had been living in Brownsville for three years.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, December 2, 1939, page 4, column 2

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Mike SEMANS ( -1959)

SEMANS, MIKE— Age 88 years, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Saturday morning, October 10, 1959 at 1:20 o’clock following an extended illness. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Elizabeth Semans of 18 Lemon Wood Acres, and the following children, Steve and Frank of Uniontown; John of Oliver; Mrs. Michael (Elizabeth) Banas of Shoaf; Mike of Rochester, N. Y.; Ann of Trenton, N. J.; Marge of Newark, N. J. Fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive. He was a member of St. John’s G. C. Church, and the U. M. W. A. Palmer Local. Friends will be received in the Haky Funeral Home, 139 W. Fayette St. after 7 P. M. Sunday until Tuesday morning at 8:30 when prayer services will be held followed by a Requiem High Mass in St. John’s G. c. Church with Rev. Fr. Peter Hewko, O. S. B. M., as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary’s cemetery, New Salem. The St. Mary’s Holy Name society will meet in the funeral home Monday evening at 7 o’clock to recite the Rosary.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, October 10, 1959, page 11, column 8

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Richard Saunders SEMANS died in 1870.

SEMANS - At the Parsonage, Morgantown street, on Tuesday 12th inst., Richard Saunders Semans, aged 11 (*) months. (*or 14 months)

The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Apr 14, 1870.

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bullet Dr. Thomas B. SEMANS died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Private funeral services will be solemnized at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the family residence at Hopwood, for Dr. Thomas B. Semans.  Rev. Dr. William Blake Hindman, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, and Rev. Dr. E. C. Pires, of the Third Presbyterian church, will officiate.  Burial at Sylvan Heights will also be private.
Active pallbears will be Thomas Whyel, J. Lester Hankins, Daniel W. McDonald, George Henderson, Dr. George Hess and Dr. George Robinson.
After an illness lasting many months Dr. Thomas Breckinridge Semans ....?
(Balance of obit is missing)
(Herald - 2/27/1935 (?))


William R. SEMANS ( -1869)

Died

  SEMANS— Monday, May 23d, at his residence in Uniontown, William R. Semans, M. D., aged 28 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 6, 1869, Vol. II, No. 17, page 3, column 4

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William R. SEMANS ( -1870)

Death of Dr. W. R. Semans.

   At a Regular meeting of Fayette Lodge, No. 228, A. Y. M., on the evening of the 10th inst., a committee appointed at previous meeting reported the following resolutions, which were unanimously adopted:
  Resolved, That this Lodge deeply deplore, but submissively bows to that dispensation of Providence, which has taken from it William R. Semans, one of its most worthy members, in the opening of what promised to be an honorable and useful career.
  Resolved, That we bear willing testimony to the many virtues of the deceased; he was an exemplary Mason, and his life was consistent with and illustrated that holy religion of which he was a professor.
  Resolved, That we tender to those who were near to him, assurances of our sympathy, in their great bereavement; and congratulate them that no act of his need they desire to be forgotten. It was then ordered that the resolutions be published in the two papers of this place; and a copy furnished to the family of the deceased.
  HALL, FAYETTE LODGE, No. 228, A. Y. M.


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

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Adam SEMBOWER ( -1861)

DIED

   At his residence in Uniontown, Pa., Sept. 1st, Mr. ADAM SEMBOWER, aged 75 years. The deceased was born in Loudon county, Va., but for the last 25 years was a resident of this place or its vicinity. His disease ____(unreadable), caused him severe and protracted suffering, but he was enabled to “possess his soul in patience,” and manifest even cheerfulness during it all. He was a worthy member of the M. E. Church, of over 30 years standing, a good citizen, and a faithful father.    P.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, September 5, 1861, Vol. I, No. 32, page 5, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Bessie SEMBOWER (1928-2002)

Bessie G. Sembower, 74, of Connellsville, passed away Friday, May 10, 2002, in UPMC Shadyside. She was born Feb. 18, 1928, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late John W. and Bertha M. Albright Shaffer. Bessie was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church. She was formerly employed by Kelly Meat Packing Co. and also had been a buyer and head of the dry goods department for Union Supply Co. of Davidson.

Bessie was presently employed by Coldwell Banker Real Estate Agency in Greensburg as a sales agent. She was a multimillion-dollar producer and third top listing seller in 2001. She was also a member of the Fayette Board of Realtors. She was a member of the Connellsville Historical Society, Breakneck Chapter of the Fayette County Sportsmen's League, Connellsville PTA Council and was past District 9 treasurer and aide. She was an active member of the Fayette County Democratic Party. She was a member of the Connellsville Area School Board for 10 years from 1983 to 1993, serving as vice president during 1986 and president in 1987 and 1988. She was also director of the North Fayette Area Vocational-Technical School for nine years from 1984 to 1993. Mrs. Sembower was instrumental in the organization of the Connellsville Community Center in 1971.

She is survived by four sons, William L. Sembower, Donald G. Sembower, Joseph M. Sembower and Lance R. Sembower and his wife, Lisa, all of Connellsville; three daughters, Belinda Sue Evans and her husband, Chris, of Hercules, Calif., Karen Lee Sembower and her husband, Mike L. Aiton, of Point Marion and Deborah Ann Sembower of Long Beach, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Toby Sembower, Lindsy Sembower, Carley Sembower, Mariah Sembower, Chris Evans II, Julia Evans, Natalie Evans and Vanessa Schell; two great-grandchildren, Sydney Schell and Jonathon Schell; a brother, Robert Shaffer and his wife, Ruth, of Morrisville; two sisters, Mrs. Lawrence (Margaret) Rendine of Kitty Hawk, N.C., and Lucy Welch and her husband, Lewis, of Scottdale.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. Sembower, in 1984; and a brother, Edward Shaffer.

Friends will be received at the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, today and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Elmer Reamer officiating. Interment will follow in Hill Grove Cemetery.


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

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bullet Charles F. SEMBOWER died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(12)

CHARLES F. SEMBOWER
Charles F. Sembower, 69, son of the late John W. and Elizabeth Crawford Sembower died at midnight Saturday, October 30, 1937 in St. Paul Minn., following an operation performed October 21.
The deceased was the youngest of nine children. He was born and reared on the Old Pittsburgh road. He left Fayette county 30 years ago and since that time has been residing in St. Paul where he was engaged in the mercantile business.
He is survived by his brother Jasper Q. Sembower of Grant street and two sisters, Mrs. Juliet Wa __ __ Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. Lizzie Ba___ (balance of obit missing)


Mollie Howell SEMBOWER ( -1868)

DIED

  SEMBOWER— May 22, 1868, MOLLIE HOWELL, youngest daughter of William H. and Jane P. Sembower, aged 2 years and 24 days.

“Her life was like the dew-drop,
That glitters on the rose;
Her spirit, like the timid dove,
In Heaven has found repose.”


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 16, 1868, Vol. I, No. 28, page 3, column 4

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Scott Alan SEMPLE (1964-1994)

SCOTT ALAN SEMPLE

   Scott Alan Semple, Registered Respiratory Therapist, 30, of Uniontown R.D. 6, and formerly of Moundsville, W.Va., and Wheeling, W.Va., died Saturday in Moundsville. He is survived by his mother, Patricia of Wheeling, W. Va.; his father, Charles L. Semple Jr. of Moundsville, W. Va.; his wife, Theresa Ann Semple; and three brothers, Charles L. Semple III, Joseph L. Semple, and Andrew R. Semple all of Moundsville, W.Va. Friends are being received at the Kepner Funeral Home, National road at Bethany Pike, Wheeling, W.Va., today until 10 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– May 22, 1964
   Died—– August 6, 1994

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August 1994

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Danny Edward SENERI (1945-2012)

MASONTOWN
Danny Edward Seneri

Danny Edward Seneri, age 67, of Masontown, Pa., passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at his home. He was born in Masontown, Pa., on July 5, 1945 the son of the late Chero Seneri and Antoinette (Forgen) Seneri. He was a graduate of Albert Gallatin High School, Class of 1963 and served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Before retiring, Danny was employed as a Mechanic at the Gateway Mine in Greene County, Pa. He was a member of All Saints roman Catholic Church, lifetime member of The Italian Club where he served as President and also Trustee, and member of the Pal’s Club, American Legion Post 423 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4584 all in Masontown, Pa. Danny loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his dogs, Brady and Sammy. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary Ann (Suba) Seneri, and son, Danny E. Seneri of Masontown, Pa.; sisters and brothers: Vivian (George) McDermot, Carol Catalano, Barry (Lois) Seneri, Debby (David) Chellini, Cathy (Bob) Guthrie, Janet Seneri and Anthony (Carol) Seneri; numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws; and many dear friends. Friends will be received in ALL SAINTS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 101 West Church Ave., Masontown, on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 9 a.m. A Memorial Mass will follow at 10 a.m. with Father John M. Butler as Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Agnes Cemetery, Masontown, where Military Rites will be accorded by the Masontown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4584 and the American Legion Post 423. Arrangements are under the direction of the JOHN S. MAYKUTH JR. FUNERAL HOME, 7 River Avenue, Masontown, Pa. (i724-583-8811)


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

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

Mrs. Quintillia Seneri, 49 died at her home in Masontown, Friday morning, July 29, 1938, at 9 o'clock, following a stroke.
Surviving are her husband, Carlo, and the following children:  Mrs. Lena Raubaugh, Anna, Louis, Charles, Edith and Elmer, at home.
The body was removed from the Yoney funeral home, Masontown, yesterday to the family residence.  From there the funeral cortege will leave Monday morning at 8:30 and requiem mass will follow in the All Saints church, Masontown, with the Rt. Rev. Francis J. Kolb officiating.
Burial will be in All Saints cemetery.
(Standard - July 30, 1938)


Joseph L. SENKY, JR. (1915-1997)

JOSEPH L. SENKY JR.

   Joseph L. Senky Jr., 81, of Uniontown, Pa., died Monday, April 21, 1997, in Fayette Health Care Center. He was born August 9, 1915, son of Joseph L. Senky Sr. and Catherine Susa Senky. Mr. Senky was a coal miner for 55 years, a U.S. Army Veteran who served stateside during World War II, and a member of UMWA District 5 Republic Steel Corporation’s Banning Mine Local 9873 and St. Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church in Uniontown. His parents, his sister, Ann Sabol, and a stepbrother, Frank J. Stewart, are deceased. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Margaret Hanzes Senky; five children: Ruth Senky Stern and husband, Sheldon, of Irving, Texas, Patty Senky Shelly and husband, Clayton, of San Antonio, Texas, Joseph L. Senky and wife, Marilynn, of Uniontown, Bernard R. Senky at home, and Judith Senky Guidas and husband, Frank, of Montgomery, Ala,; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a stepbrother, Laddie J. Stewart of Lumberton, N.C. Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, April 24, until 10:30 a.m. when a prayer service will be held. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 11 a.m. in St. Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church, Uniontown. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, parish Wake Service will be held Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April 1997

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Eliza Jane SENNETT ( -1938)

MRS. ELIZA J SENNETT

   After a brief illness, Mrs. Eliza Jane Sennett, 70 years and seven months old, died Sunday morning at her home, 228 Prospect street, Uniontown. Besides her husband, O. P. Sennett, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Fred Haines and Mrs. D. H. Swaney, both of Uniontown. She was a sister of Mrs. Jennie Sliger of Connellsville and Albert Landman of Confluence. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the family home with Rev. James C. Clark, pastor of the Third Presbyterian Church of Uniontown, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, June 20, 1938, page 6, column 6

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Mary G. Lehman SENOR (1881-1960)

SENOR, MARY G. LEHMAN— Age 78 years, died Tuesday, May 31, 1960 at 4:15 p.m. in her home in Pechin. She was born November 23, 1881 in Wellington County, Durham, England and was the daughter of the late Francis and Rachel Radicam McKenna. She was a member of the Women's Benefit Association of Connellsville and a member of the Altar Rosary Society of the church. Survivors are: one son, Curtis Lehman of Dunbar; two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Mary) Miller and Mrs. John (Rose) Gouker of Dunbar; three step-sons, John of Connellsville, William of Clariton and Harry of Santa Monica, California; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Rebecca Holsing of Connellsville, Mrs. Eleanor Goodwin of Scottsdale and Mrs. Margaret Mersells of South Orange, N. J.; and five grandchildren. Friends are being received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar after 7 p.m. this evening. Requiem High Mass will be intoned Friday morning at 10 a.m., in the St. Aloysius R. C. Church with Rev. Fr. John A. Cavanaugh as celebrant. Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, June 1, 1960, page 25, column 8

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Charles John SEPER ( -1962)

CHARLES J. SEPER

   Charles John Seper, 44, veteran of World War II, resided at House 44, Ronco. He is survived by his wife, Edythe Lucille Seper; daughter, Frances Ann; three brothers, Joseph, Uniontown; John, Ronco, and Frank, California. Friends will be received at the Sangston Funeral Home, McClellandtown, from 2:30 today until 11 a.m. Friday, the hour of services.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, December 12, 1962, page 10, column 7

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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

CHARLES SEPER

   The funeral service for Charles John Seper, 44, of Ronco, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Sangston funeral home, McClellandtown, with the Rev. Anthony G. Hardy, officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown. A World War Two veteran, he was a member of Robena Local No. 6321, U. M. W. A. Surviving are his widow, Edythe Lucille’ a daughter, Frances Ann, and three brothers, Joseph of Uniontown, John of Ronco and Frank of California.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, December 12, 1962, page 4, column 6

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Frank SEPIC, Sr. ( -1941)

FRANK SEPIC, SR.

   Frank Sepic, Sr., 63, died at his home in York Run, Thursday morning, October 9, 1941, at 6 o’clock of a heart condition. He was a member of S. n. P. J. No. 144 of York Run and S. S. C. U. No. 555 of Uniontown. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Frances Sepic, four sons, Frank, Jr., of Uniontown; Joseph of York Run, and Michael and Martin at home, and a sister, Miss Frances Sepic, at home. The body will be removed at noon today from the R. L. Sharp Funeral Home, Fairchance, to the family residence where funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock followed by additional rites in the Sts. Cyril and Methodist R. C. Church of Fairchance. Rev. Fr. Thomas Harnyak will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, October, 10, 1941, page 8, column 5

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

SERBOS, FRANK
FRANK SERBOS, five years old, son of MR. and MRS. JOHN SERBOS of Indian Head died Saturday of pneumonia.  Dod 11-30-1918
Courier     Thurs. 12-5-1918


Joseph A. SEREG (1927-2011)

   Joseph A. Sereg, age 84, of Bobtown, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, April 5, 2011 in Coville's Personal Care Home, Masontown, Pennsylvania. Born March 26, 1927 in Carolina, West Virginia, he was the son of Andrew Sereg and Mary Pekar Sereg. A United States Navy veteran of World War II, he was a coal miner, retired after 41 years from J&L Steel's Shannopin Mine in Bobtown. He was a member of Saint Ignatius Roman Catholic Church in Bobtown where he served as usher for many years and was on the Parish Council. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local 6159 and a Life Member of the Polish Club and the Rod and Gun Club both in Bobtown. In his spare time and since his retirement, 'Joe' was an avid fisherman and loved spending time outdoors. Surviving are his wife of 59 years Elizabeth 'Betty' Burless Sereg, whom he married on October 6, 1951; two daughters and their husbands: Denise and David Menhart of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Patty and Chris McPherson of Morgantown, West Virginia; a grandson, Joey Menhart; two sisters: Becky Elliott of Brook Park, Ohio and Liz Petroff of Cleveland, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews and their families. Friends will be received in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, Pennsylvania on Friday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, April 9, 2011 until 9:15 a.m. when a Prayer Service will be held. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in Saint Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, Bobtown, with the Reverend Father Lawrence V. Holpp as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion, Pennsylvania.


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

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Josephine Worrick SERENKO ( -1957)

MRS. THOMAS SERENKO

   Mrs. Josephine Serenko, 68, of Vanderbilt, died Sunday evening in Connellsville State Hospital. She was born in Mahanoy City, a daughter of the late Simon and Genevieve Wenic Worrick, and had resided in Vanderbilt for the past 47 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart R.C. Church of Dawson and its Altar Society. Surviving are her husband, Thomas Serenko; a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Lucille) Orlando of Vanderbilt; two grandchildren; three brothers, John Worrick of Canton, Ohio, Andrew Worrick of Gary, Ind., and Ben Worrick of Everson, and four sisters, Miss Madeline Worrick of Connellsville, Miss Helen Worrick of Everson, Mrs. Victoria Bailey of Corry, and Mrs. Mary Owad of Vanderbilt, R.D. The body will be at the Galley funeral home in Dawson after 7 o’clock this evening and there will be a prayer service there at 8:30 o’clock Thursday morning. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9 o’clock at Sacred heart R.C. Church in Dawson with the Rev. Edwin Hirt as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Rita’s Cemetery at Scottdale.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, March 11, 1957, page 4, column 6

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Ida P. SERRA (1924-1996)

IDA P. SERRA

   Ida P. Serra, 72, of Masontown, Pa., died Sunday at home. She was born Jan. 23, 1924, in Italy, the daughter of the late Giovanni (John) and Josephine Pellegrini. She was a seamstress with Gateway Manufacturing Company of Masontown, a member of All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Masontown and Italian Ladies Circle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Serra; a grandson, Johnny and a sister, Theresa Schane. Surviving are the following children, John Serra of the State of California, Vincent Serra of Masontown and Denise Shami of Wheeling, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Nadia, Teresa, Jennifer and James; 2 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Inez Zielmeyer and Esther DiGiannatonio, both of France. Friends will be received in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH JR. FUNERAL HOME, corner Church and River Aves., Masontown, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, June 19, 1996, until 9:30 a.m., when a prayer service will be held, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in All Saints R.C. Church, with the Rev. Fr. John A. Sedlak as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Parish Wake Services will be held Tuesday at 3:45 p.m.

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June 1996

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bullet Carrie G. SESLER died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

After a lingering illness Mrs. Carrie G. Sesler, 76 years of age, one of the county's best known and most highly respected women, died early today at the home of a son, Kenneth H. Sesler, 23 Princeton avenue. She was the widow of the late Philip Sesler.
Mrs. Sesler was born in Farm Ridge, Ill., January 30, 1861.
She is survived by the following son(s): Fred A. Sesler, Louis W. Sesler, Albert E. Sesler, Altha R. R. Sesler, and Kenneth H. Sesler, all of Fayette county, and the following stepchildren: Mrs. Elizabeth Sesler Core, of Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Alverda Sesler Smell, of Uniontown; Mrs. Belle Sesler Dunn, of Georges township; Judge Philip Ray Sesler, of Pontiac, Ill., and James T. Sesler, of Uniontown.
Twenty-seven grandchildren also survive.
Short funeral services will be held at the Kenneth Sesler residence on Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock followed by services at Grace Chapel at High House, with interment in the Mennonite cemetery. The Rev. E. C. Pires, pastor of the Third Presbyterian church of this city, and the Rev. David Hunter, pastor of Grace Chapel church, will officiate.


bullet Sarah A. SESLER died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Sarah Ann Sesler, 57, died at her home in Franklin township, Thursday afternoon, July 29, 1937, at 3:45 o'clock of a complication of diseases. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rebecca Palmer.  Surviving are her husband Candy Sesler, a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Everly of Waltersburg; a sister, Mrs. Mollie Woodward, and brother, Sam Palmer, of Jefferson.  The body will lay in state at the Ira Blair and Son Funeral home, Perryopolis until Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock.  Friends may view the body at the funeral home until that time.  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Flatwood Baptist church, the Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating.  Burial will be in Sandy Hill cemetery.


Virginia Elizabeth Dean SESLER (1920-2012)

VIRGINIA ELIZABETH SESLER

   Virginia Elizabeth Dean Sesler, age 92, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Tuesday evening, August 28 in the Golden Living Center. She was born May 1, 1920 in Uniontown, Pa., the daughter of the late Eli Dean and Bertha Mae Densmore Dean. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 48 years, James P. Sesler, her sisters, Eve Wandel, Katherine Harford and brothers, Ray Dean, Wilbert Dean, Robert Densmore and Paul Dean. Virginia was a member of the Abundant Life Church. She was a 1938 graduate of Uniontown Area High School. She was dedicated to her class and always worked hard to plan her class reunions. She loved to write letters to her family and she loved to read. She retired as a dental lab technician at Abel Lab after 43 years. She is survived by her special niece, Nancy McClarren and special great-niece, Patty Fouch and several other loving nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her loving neighbors, the Hamborsky family. Friends will be received in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Ave., Uniontown, on Saturday, September 1, 2012 from 2 to 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 7:30 p.m. with Pastor Nick Cook officiating. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery and will be private. Special ‘thank you’ to the staff at the Golden Living center and to assistant nurses, Jennifer and Chante and nurses, Amy and Tammy.

©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, August 2012

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bullet Mrs. Mollie Kyle SESSLER died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Mollie Kyle Sessler, 59, wife of Frank G. Sessler, died Wednesday evening, March 3, 1937, of complications, at 9:21 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marguerite Sessler Ridgeway, 67 South Gallatin avenue.
In addition to her husband and daughter, Mrs. Ridgeway, she is survived by one son, Paul J. Sessler, at home.  She is also survived by the following sisters:  Mrs. Ellen Nycum, Race street; Mrs. Grace Kyle Showalter, Smithfield; Miss Isa L. Kyle, Uniontown; Misses Dora and Jessie Kyle, Smithfield, and one brother, Joseph Kyle, of Masontown.
Mrs. Sessler, the former Mary Louise Kyle, was born December 30, 1878, and was the daughter of the late William Speer and Sarah Greenlee Kyle of Smithfield.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


John SETKO (1936-1996)

JOHN SETKO

   John “Tom” Setko, 59, of Salt Springs, Fla., formerly of Oliver, passed away suddenly on Monday, June 10, 1996. He was born Nov. 7, 1936, son of the late John and Mae Miller Setko. He attended North Union High School and served with the United States Navy, retiring after 20 years of service. He was a member of the Salt Springs V.F.W. Surviving are his loving wife, Marian of Salt Springs, Fla,; his sister, Dorothy Lee Hixson of Oliver; three nieces; two nephews; and 13 great nieces and nephews. Friends were received in the WEISER FUNERAL HOME, on Thursday, June 13. Interment followed in Christian United Methodist Church Cemetery, Salt Springs, Fla., with full military rites.

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June 1996

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Agata SETTIMI ( -1994)

AGATA SETTIMI

   Agata Settimi, 92, of West Deal, Ocean Twp., N.J., died Monday, September 12, 1994 at her home. She owned and operated Settimi's Inn (Formerly Dew Drop Inn) on Connellsville Road from 1934 to 1952 and was a member of Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church in Asbury Park, N.J. Mrs. Settimi was born in Spoletto, Italy, lived in Uniontown and moved to the shore in 1952. Her husband Pietro Settimi, died in 1974. Surviving are three sons, Salvatore "Sam" Settimi of West Deal, N.J.; Louie Settimi of Spring Lake Heights, N.J.; Emilio Settimi of Uniontown, Pa.; a daughter, Elizabeth Settimi Softcheck with whom, she lived; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


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

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Helen Kupirovich SEYKOSKI ( -1996)

HELEN SEYKOSKI

   Helen Kupirovich Seykoski, 80, of Arnold City, Belle Vernon, died Sunday morning in Monongahela Valley Hospital Inc., Carroll Township. She is survived by her husband, John Seykoski, one son, John Seykoski Jr., four grandchildren, and two brothers, Michael “Jack” Kupirovich and Miles Kupirovich, both of Belle Vernon. Friends will be received in the Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home, 334 Main St. at Cook, Fayette City, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 9:30 a.m.

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February 1996

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Jacob SHACKELTON ( -1864)

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

DIED

  SHACKELTON— In Danville, Highland Co., Ohio, March 8th, 1864, of Typhoid Fever, Mr. Jacob Shackelton, aged 73 years. The deceased was a resident of Redstone twp., Fayette County, Pa., for many years, and was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends as a good neighbor and upright citizen. He had, for more than twenty years, been a patron and reader of the Genius of Liberty, and in his latter years, expressed the deepest concern for the condition and welfare of his country. Peace be to is memory.

J. F. S.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, March 24, 1864, Vol. IV, No. 7, page 3, column 2

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Kevin Joseph SHADE ( -1995)

KEVIN JOSEPH SHADE

   Kevin Joseph Shade, infant son of Daniel and Emily Kumor Shade of Houston, Pa., died Friday, Sept. 1, 1995, in Washington Hospital, Washington, Pa. In addition to his parents he is survived by his twin brother, Benjamin Thomas Shade, his paternal grandparents, Clarence and Nancy Shade of Aliquippad, Pa., and his maternal grandparents, Stanley and Ann Kumor of Uniontown. Funeral services and interment will be private. Arrangements are under direction of the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown.

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September 1995

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Anna L. SHAFER ( -1863)

Obituary is typed as published. Surname is spelled differently.

DIED

  SHAFER— In this place, Aug. 22nd, little Anna L. daughter of Charles E. and Mary Shaffer, aged 2 months and 10 days.

“Little ANNA thou has left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But ‘tis God that hath bereft us,
We can all our sorrow heal.
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled;
Then in Heaven, with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed.”
      FATHER


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, August 27, 1863, Vol. 3, No. 29, page 3, column 1

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Fred W. SHAFER (1878-1968)

F. W. SHAFER

   Fred W. Shafer, 90, formerly of Uniontown, R. D. 4, died at noon Tuesday at the Spears Nursing Home, Markleysburg, after a lingering illness. For the past three years he had made his home with a daughter, Mrs. Josephine Rearick of Dawson. He was a retired carpenter. He was born Oct. 14, 1878, a son of the late John and Elizabeth Holt Shafer. He was a member of Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church and the I.O.O.F., Nathan Lewis Lodge No. 1188 of Waltersburg. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Josephine) Rearick of Dawson and Mrs. Paul (Frances) Bryson and Mrs. Calvin (Phyllis) Patterson of Bedford, Ohio; two sons, Allen E. of Peoria, Ill., and Clarence R. of Cinnaminson, N. J.; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and a nephew, George Shafer of Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Izetta, and a son, Finley.


SHAFER— Friends of Fred W. Shafer of Dawson, formerly of Uniontown, R.D. 4, who died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1968, may call at the Robert S. Landymore Funeral Home, Dawson, where the funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Charles Eble officiating. Interment in Flatwoods Cemetery. I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 1188 of Waltersburg will conduct a service at 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, November 27, 1968, page 27, columns 7 & 8

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Simon SHAFER ( -1870)

DIED

  SHAFER— On the 9th inst., at his residence in Mt. Pleasant township, Westmoreland co., Pa. Mr. Simon Shafer, aged 77 years and 7 days.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 23, 1870, Vol. III, No. 24, page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Alice Robinson SHAFFER Stone  (1909-2000)

   Alice Robinson Shaffer, 91, of Pa. 875 at the Pennsylvania line, died Wednesday, November 29, 2000, in Davis Ronald Personal Care Home in Smithfield. She was born May 4, 1909, in White House, a daughter of the late George P. Robinson and Gertrude Stewart Robinson. She was a member of the Springhill Furnace Presbyterian Church and The Golden Rule Sunday school Class. She and her husband Charles Shaffer owned and operated Shaffer’s Service Station on Pa. 857 at the Pa. Line from 1937 until their retirement. She is survived by two sons and spouses, Charles R. Shafer and his former wife, Shirley M. Shaffer of Fayette Co., PA., and Lester A. and Esther L. Shaffer, of Pa. 857; a daughter, Carol S. Burnworth, of Fairchance; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Violet Robinson Leckemby, of Smithfield, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Shaffer, on November 9, 1986; s sister, Freda Robinson Monahan; and a brother, Guy Cooley. Friends may call at the Goldsboro-Tomi Funeral Home, 21 East Church Street, Fairchance, from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, and from 2-4 and 7-9 Friday; and from 10 a.m.-to 11 a.m., the hour of service, Saturday, December 2, in the Springhill Furnace Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. George McLaughlin officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithfield.


Dominion Post, Morgantown, WV, Thursday, November 30, 2000

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Amy Louise SHAFFER (1948-2007)

   Amy Louise Shaffer, 59, of Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa., passed away suddenly but peacefully at her home on Tuesday, June 19, 2007. She was born February 13, 1948, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of the late Blaine M. Shaffer and Marian Lardin Shaffer. Amy was a retired School Teacher, teaching for 30 years in the Albert Gallatin School District. She was a graduate of German Township High School, in Fayette County, Pa., and California State Teachers College. She was a member of Abundant Life Church, Uniontown. She is survived by her sister, Sue Ann Shaffer, of McClellandtown, Fayette County, Pa. Family and friends will be received in the ABUNDANT LIFE CHURCH on Saturday, June 23, 2007, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will immediately follow in the Church Sanctuary, with Nicholas J. Cook, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown. There will be no Visitation in the Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the H. DAVID McELROY FUNERAL HOME, 803 Main Street, McClellandtown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 21, 2007

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Anna SHAFFER ( -1891)

   Death notice for Anna Shaffer, who died May 23, 1891, in Perryopolis, appeared in the Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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Annie SHAFFER (1895-1898)

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

Annie Shaffer

White, female, 2 years, 1 month
   Cause of death–Measles
   Born–December, 1895, Brownsville
   Died–January 6, 1898
   Buried–Dunbar
   Father–Joseph Shaffer
   Mother–Victoria Shaffer


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 158

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Asa C. ‘Carl’ SHAFFER, Jr. (1929-2004)

   Asa C. "Carl" Shaffer Jr., 74 years, of Uniontown, Pa., died Friday, July 9, 2004 in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born July 25, 1929 in Footedale, Pa. Mr. Shaffer was a Veteran of World War II and the Korean War having served as a paratrooper in the United States Army 11th Airborne Division. He had been employed as a truck driver for Marsolino Construction Company in Uniontown, was a dedicated member of Abundant Life Church, a Life Member of V.F.W. Post 47 and American Legion Post 51 both in Uniontown, General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103 in Hopwood, Pa., the National Rifle Association, the 11th Airborne Division Association, and Teamsters Local 491. Preceding him in death were his parents, Asa C. Shaffer Sr. and Ethel G. Fike Shaffer, a brother, William Shaffer, and a sister, Bette Shaffer Tamenne. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Jane E. Barath Shaffer; four daughters: Sue Ann Vivaldi and her husband Rick of Wernersville, Pa., Tarrie Vogel and her husband Gary of Kalispell, Montana, Cynthia Shaffer of Troy, New York, and Donna Cerreta and her husband Rich also of Wernersville, Pa.; five adoring grandchildren: Greg Vogel, Jason Vogel, Ricky Cerreta, Christina Cerreta and Jeff Bergh; a great grandson, Alexander Bergh; and three sisters: Jean Sullivan of Erie, Pa., Lois Harden and her husband Jack of Marysville, Indiana, and Dorothy Berkshire and her husband Jessie of Indiana state. Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mount Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., on Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Monday, July 12, until 10 a.m., the hour of Service with the Rev. Nicholas J. Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, where Military Honors will be accorded at graveside by General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103 of Hopwood.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, July 10, 2004

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Beatrice C. Lenhart SHAFFER ( -2001)

   Death notice for Beatrice C. Lenhart Shaffer, age 103, of Rice’s Landing, appeared in ©The Herald Standard 2001, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 2, 2001. She was the wife of Grattar Shafer, the daughter of Ross E. and Estella Lephart Lenhart, and the mother of Ross, Inez Callahan, Donald, and William J. Shaffer. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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Betty Jean SHAFFER (1931-2010)

   Betty Jean Shaffer, 79, of Connellsville, was welcomed into the arms of her Savior, peacefully, on Monday August 23, 2010 at her home. She was born February 27, 1931 in Perryopolis, the daughter of the late Clarence M. and Dorothy Mae Adams Curran. Going home before her were her parents, her brothers, Junior and Sonny, a sister, Gladys Adams and her beloved friend Kay Williams. Betty's life will continue to be celebrated by her loving family; her husband, Ralph Shaffer, with whom she would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on August 28; her children: Connie Kurtz, Connellsville, Sherry Bromwell and husband Glen, Northeast Maryland, Terry Kasiewicz, Connellsville, Ron Shaffer and wife Bonnie, Uniontown; grandchildren: Julie Erlandson and husband Tim, Dayton , Ohio, John Kurtz and wife Jen, Mount Pleasant, Paul Bromwell and wife Beth, Reading, Pa., Dan Bromwell, Northeast, Maryland, Josh Snyder and wife Stacy, Connellsville, Rachel Basinger and husband Cary, Connellsville, Jerry Snyder and wife Jody, Connellsville, Michael and Jami Shaffer, Uniontown; great grandchildren, who were a special treasure: Isaac and Caitlin Erlandson, Gage and Tyler Kurtz, Lexie and Gavin Bromwell, Sarah and Laura Snyder and Taney and Tagen Basinger. She is also survived by her beloved sister, Lavada Johnson, Charleston, S.C.; also many nieces and nephews and her beloved friends: Alice Dominiak, Catherine Striner, Peggy Turkovich and Gloria Bair. Betty was a graduate of the former Perryopolis High School and a member of the Mt. Carmel Community Church, where she happily served as choir director for many years and where she was also a Sunday School teacher. She will be sadly missed but affectionately remembered for her beauty and her love of hats. Also for her special tea parties with her great grandchildren, her kindness, her holiday decorations and her dedication and love for her husband and family. Friends will be received from 10 A.M. to Noon; 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Wednesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville and on Thursday from 10 A.M. until 11 A.M., the hour of services with Rev. Rick Fox officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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Celia Marie Gosh SHAFFER (1947-2006)

   Celia Marie Gosh Shaffer, age 59, of 204 Sangston Avenue, Masontown, Pa., died suddenly on Friday, July 21, 2006, at her home. She was born on April 20, 1947, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of Andrew Gosh and Helen (Borsos) Gosh. Celia was a member of All Saints Roman Catholic Church, in Masontown. She graduated from Albert Gallatin High School, Fayette County, Pa., Class of 1965. She was a legal secretary, who had been employed with the Pentagon, and also many law firms in the Uniontown (Pa.) area, and later had been employed with the now former Fike's Dairy on Craig Street, in Uniontown, Pa., and the Masontown Printing Company. Celia was preceded in death by her father and her brother, Vincent Gosh. Left to cherish her memory are her mother, Helen (Borsos) Gosh, of Masontown, Pa.; a daughter, Sherril L. Shaffer Robbins and her husband, Fred, of Masontown, Pa.; a son, Rick A. Shaffer and his wife, Rheanna, of Waynesburg, Greene County, Pa.; a grandson, Brandon Robbins; two nieces: Tina Shaffer and her husband, Dale, of Masontown, Pa., and Christele DeVillanueva and her husband, Derek, of Manteca, California; and four great-nieces and great-nephews: Skyler Shaffer, Kelsee Shaffer, Charlie DeVillanueva, and Kapono DeVillanueva. The family will receive friends at the HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., A Dignity Memorial Provider, 515 North Main Street, Masontown, Pa., on Wednesday, July 26, 2006, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Father John M. Butler officiating.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, Monday, July 24, 2006

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bullet Charley L. SHAFFER died in 1863. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

On the 27th of Dec 1862, Little CHARLEY L . only son of Charles E. and Mary Shaffer, aged about 11 months.
"Hope looks beyond the bounds of time,
Where what we now deplore,
Shall rise in full immortal prime,
And bloom to fade no more
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Jan. 8, 1863.
Vol. 2, No. 48, Pg. 5, Col. 1.


Clyde H. SHAFFER, Sr. (1919-2003)

   Clyde H. Shaffer Sr., age 83 years, of Smithfield, Pa., died Friday, March 28, 2003 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia. He was born May 6, 1919 in Brier Hill, Pa., son of the now late Nathan Harrison Shaffer and Gussie Fowler Shaffer. Clyde was a member of Oak Grove Church of Christ, Lake Lynn, Pa., retired Coal Miner from Duquesne Light, member of United Mine Workers of America District 4 Local Union 6310, and Veteran of World War II who served in the United States Army in the South Pacific Theatre. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy E. Wilkins Shaffer (1974), five brothers, John, Lloyd, Elmer, Cecil and Guy Shaffer, two sisters, Jessie Reese and Gertrude Kennison, and his parents. He is survived by three children: James M. Shaffer and wife, Sharon, of Clarksville, Virginia, Wilma Jean and husband, David Minor, of Smithfield, Pa., and Clyde H. Shaffer Jr. and wife, Rose, of Mansfield, Ohio; one brother, James E. Shaffer and wife, Doris, of Smithfield, Pa.; dear friend, Louise Crayne of Jefferson, Pa.; eight Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren. The Family will receive Friends in the JOHN F. BROWNFIELD FUNERAL HOME OF SMITHFIELD, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, March 31, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with Rev. George W. McLaughlin officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, March 30, 2003

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Connie L. Friend SHAFFER (1963-2008)

   Connie Friend Shaffer, age 45, of Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa., died on Saturday, June 21, 2008, with her loving family at her side in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born on May 3, 1963, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of Everett Friend and Leona Strawn Friend. Connie was a member of Grace Community Chapel, in Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa. She graduated from Albert Gallatin High School, in Fayette County, Pa., and worked as a Secretary and Bookkeeper for Shaffer's Fabricating, Masontown, Fayette County, Pa. Connie married her high school sweetheart, Bill Shaffer, and they have had 26 joyous years together. Their marriage is a shining example of true love. A loving daughter, mother and wife, Connie was the most generous, warm- hearted person one could ever meet! Treating others with kindness and respect was second nature to Connie and simply knowing her made you want to be a better person. Her devotion for faith and community lives on through her work at her Church. Connie will always be remembered for her loving spirit, her giant heart and her incredible strength! Connie was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Leona Friend, her father-in-law, Joseph W. Shaffer, a sister-in-law, Diana L. Shaffer Houze, a brother-in-law, Joseph W. Shaffer, Jr., and a great niece, Hannah Renee Rugh. Left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband, William E. Shaffer, Sr.; sons: William "Billy" E. Shaffer, Jr., and Joshua A. Shaffer, both of Smithfield; her mother-in-law, Betty Jean Shaffer, of Smithfield; brother, Bud C. Friend and wife, Sharon, of Smithfield; sister, Dolores Friend, of Uniontown, Pa.; two brothers-in-law: James H. Shaffer and wife, Mia, and Robert R. Shaffer and wife, Lisa, both of Smithfield; two sisters-in- law: Tanya "Tammy" L. Ruda and husband, Michael, of Clarksville, Washington County, Pa., and Jacqueline "Jackie" A. Shay and husband, Scot, of Smithfield; nieces and nephews: Debbie Adams, of Uniontown, Kelly Friend Hagner and husband, Mike, Jennifer Friend Rugh and husband, Dickie, and Justin Friend, all of Smithfield, Toni Ruda Eberenz and her husband, Brendan, of Ohio, Nicole Houze and fiancé, Nicholas Johnston, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Joseph Tomack and fiancée Megan Wingard of Masontown, Pa., Jessi Shaffer, Matthew Shay, James Shaffer Jr., Cheals ie Shaffer, Robby Shaffer, Jr., and Amanda Shaffer, all of Smithfield; great nephews, great niece: Tyler "Tylerbug" Hagner, Karley Sue "My Little Angel" Hagner and Logan "Sweetheart" Rugh, all of Smithfield and "Little Nicholas" Johnston, Jr., of Pittsburgh, Pa. Friends will be received in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH, JR., FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and River Avenues, Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday, June 25, 2008, until 10 a.m., when the Funeral Services will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Justin Argabright, officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Springhill Township, Fayette County, Pa. Donations may be made to Grace Community Church Building Fund, Post Office Box 216, Hopwood, Pa., 15445.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 23, 2008

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Crystal L. SHAFFER (1933-2000)

   Crystal L. Shaffer, 67, of Uniontown, Pa., died Monday, May 1, 2000, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born April 4, 1933, in Uniontown, Pa., a daughter of the late Jesse and Margaret (Pierce) Franklin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph X. Shaffer, in 1994; and several brothers and sisters. Surviving are nine children: Ralph E. Shaffer, Harold E. Shaffer, Henry H. Shaffer, Richard L. Shaffer and Ruth Jordan, all of Uniontown, Pa., John P. Shaffer of Footedale, Pa., and Bobby E. Shaffer of Hopwood, Pa., Sandra Verbus of Cardale, Pa., and Evelyn Frazier of Masontown, Pa.; numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren; two sisters, Ella Mae Fabian and Agnes Casteel, both of Uniontown, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC., 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown, Pa., today from 9 to 11 a.m., the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be addressed to Ruth Jordan, P.O. Box 2254, Uniontown, PA 15401.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 2000

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Dora SHAFFER ( -1931)

MRS. DORA SHAFFER

   Mrs. Dora Shaffer 62 wife of W. L. Shaffer, died at her home near New Salem yesterday morning at 10 from a heart attack. Besides her husband, Mrs. Shaffer is survived by four children, Fred of Palmer, Oscar of Syracuse, N. Y., Asa of Collier and Mrs. Edna Whetsell, at home. There are also four brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Churchill cemetery. The Rev. David L. Hunter will officiate.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday Evening, November 2, 1931, page 2, column 3

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Dorothy Jean SHAFFER ( -1922)

DOROTHY JEAN SHAFFER

Dorothy Jean Shaffer, aged two months, two days, died at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Chester Shaffer, in 69 Liberty Street. She is survived by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Chester Shaffer, and one sister Virgie. Funeral services will be held at her home at 10 o'clock Friday morning. Rev. Collier officiating. Interment in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, January 21, 1922

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Edward E. SHAFFER ( -1969)

SOMERSET— Edward E. Shaffer, 54, of Berlin, formerly of Boswell, died at his home. He leaves one brother and one sister.


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

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Edward I. SHAFFER ( -1994)

EDWARD I. SHAFFER

   Edward I. Shaffer, 68, of Cortland, Ohio, formerly of Masontown, died Monday, Oct. 31, 1994, in Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Franks Shaffer, whom he married June 21, 1994; six daughters, Mrs. John (Marcella) Ellis of Vienna, Mrs. Linda Goodhart of Warren, Mrs. Rob (Deborah) Reed of Portage, Ind., Mrs. Michael (Pamela) Mansour of Austintown, Mrs. K.C. (Christine) Fittipaldo of Warren and Miss Kathy Shaffer of Cortland, Ohio; three brothers, harry of Allentown, Pa., and Jess and Joseph of Smithfield, Pa., one sister, Mrs. Larry (Peggy) Schell of Allentown, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Friends will be received in Shafer-Winans Funeral Home, 164 North High St., Cortland, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 2 p.m.

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October 1994

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bullet Elsie SHAFFER died in 1934. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

MRS. ELSIE SHAFFER
Ill with complications for weeks, Mrs. Elsie Shaffer, 32, wife of N. R. Shaffer of 405 Braddock avenue died Tuesday morning at 9:10 in the Uniontown hospital. She had been a patient there for five weeks.
Mrs. Shaffer is survived by her husband, her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. David Grove of Jefferson township, Greene county: four children, Paul, Kenneth, Betty Jean and Ray, at home, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. L. C. Shumar and Harry Grove of Uniontown, and Clarence, Jessie, George and Ruth, at home, in Jefferson township.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.


Frances M. Sensabaugh SHAFFER (1943-1997)

FRANCES M. SHAFFER

   Frances M. Shaffer, 53, of Elderton, formerly of the Altoona area, died Friday morning Jan. 10, 1997 at Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was born July 9, 1943 in Altoona, a daughter of James M. and Hattie M. (Keener) Sensabaugh. She was married to Larry N. Shaffer on April 21, 1962, who passed away Aug. 17, 1990. She had worked at Butterick Altoona, Season-All in Indiana, Pa., and at Seven Springs Resort. She was a 1961 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School, and liked to ride horses. In addition to her mother, she is survived by Neal Shaffer and his son Curt, with whom she resided; two daughters, Brenda Sanner and Tina Geary of Winchester, Va., and two sons, Larry P. Shaffer of Jeannette and Brian S. Shaffer of Seven Springs; five grandchildren; a brother, James M. Sensabaugh Jr., of Duncansville, Pa., and a sister Mary Jackie DelBaggio also of Duncansville. She was predeceased by her father James M. Sensabaugh on Aug. 8, 1992. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the LIEBEGOTT- FISHER FUNERAL HOME INC., in Duncansville where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with Pastor Daryl “Doc” Dawson of Canan Station Mennonite, officiating. Interment will take place in Mount Nebo Cemetery in Indian Head.

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January 1997

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George O. SHAFFER ( -1969)

SHAFFER— Friends of GEORGE O. Shaffer of Bitner, Dunbar, R.D. 1, who died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1969, may call at the Blair Funeral Home, Perryopolis, where the funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, with a the Rev. Alexander Haines officiating. Burial in Mount Washington Cemetery, Perryopolis.


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

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Henry SHAFFER ( -1902)

RECENT DEATHS

   Henry Shaffer, for many years a resident of Dunbar township, died Monday evening, December 22, 1902, at his town residence, No. 508 Johnston avenue, 71 years old. Three years ago he suffered a slight stroke of appoplexy, which partially disabled him. This was followed by another stroke December 3, 1901, and a recent attack of the same malady ended fatally. The funeral services will be held at the home Friday, December 26, at 2:30 P.M. Services will be conducted by Rev. T.J. Edwards of the First Baptist Church and the remains will be interred in Hill Grove Cemetery. Henry Shaffer was born on a farm near Uniontown. When a young man he married Miss Margaret Minor. Shortly after their marriage the young couple went West and spent two years in Illinois. Then they returned to Fayette county and lived at the old Shaffer homestead, near Trotter, in Dunbar Township. Here Mr. Shaffer was a prosperous farmer. He served as School Director and as Road Commissioner for several terms. He had been a member of the Baptist Church for many years and was active in Church work. Deceased leaves a widow and three sons: George W. of near Mt. Pleasant, M.H. and H.B. Shaffer of Connellsville.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday Evening, December 23, 1902, page 1, column 4

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Henry Clarence SHAFFER ( -1965)

SHAFFER, HENRY CLARENCE— Age 64 years, 6 months, and 21 days, a resident of Masontown R.D., died suddenly at the home of a daughter near Smock, Tuesday, April 6, 1965, at 7:10 a.m. He was a member of the UMWA Bobtown Local 6159 and a former member of the Greensboro Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Reynolds Shaffer and these children: Mrs. Fred (Freda) Lyons of McClellandtown, Pa.; Mrs. Wilbert (Dorothy) Silbaugh of Uniontown and Ralph Shaffer of Detroit, Mich.; step-children, Mrs. Clarence (Bessie) Fair of Hialeah, Fla.; Mrs. Thelma Wilhams of Smock; Mrs. George (Mamie) Thomas of Herbert, Pa.; Elmer Rich and Mrs. Clayton (Mariel) Sparks, both of Smock; thirty-six grandchildren; twelve great- grandchildren; two brothers, Ernest and Lloyd Shaffer, both of Somerset, Pa. Friends will be received in the David J. Honsaker Funeral Home, Masontown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. until Friday at 1 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. Frank A. Bodnar officiating. Interment will be in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 7, 1965, page 19, column 8

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James B. SHAFFER ( -1995)

JAMES B. SHAFFER

   James B. Shaffer, 87, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Connellsville, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 1995. Shaffer was a retired dairy farmer. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Shaffer of Phoenix; two sons, James B. Shaffer Jr. of Phoenix and Vincent D. Shaffer of Las Vegas, Nev.; two daughters, Patricia Ann Gage of Albuquerque, N.M., and Nadine M. Hidalgo of San Antonio, Texas; seven grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. Memorial services will be held in Phoenix. Family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2323 S. hardy, Tempe, Ariz., 85282. Arrangements are by WHITNEY & MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, Phoenix, Ariz.

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October 1995

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bullet James R. SHAFFER died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

James Rogers Shaffer, 66, died at his home in Hickory Bottom, near Vanderbilt, Sunday morning, February 3, 1935, at 4:30 o'clock following a paralytic stroke.  He was born February 29, 1869, the son of George ???
(balance of obit is missing)
(newspaper dated February 4, 1935)


Josephine F. Piecznski SHAFFER (1922-1995)

JOSEPHINE F. SHAFFER

   Josephine F. Piecznski Shaffer, 73, of Connellsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1995, in Highlands Hospital. She was born March 7, 1922, in Ronco, Pa., a daughter of the late Steve and Agnes Heltmark Piecznski. She was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church. She is survived by a son, Phillip DeCara Jr. of McLean, Va.; three brothers, Michael Piecznski of Connellsville, Edward Piecznski of Monarch and Leo Piecznski of Augusta, Ga.; a sister, Valeria Ruper of Connellsville. Friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. where a prayer service will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a burial Mass at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Frank Lesniowski as celebrant. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery. A parish wake service will be held in the funeral home Friday at 3 p.m.

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December 1995

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bullet Mary SHAFFER died in 1863. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

DIED
SHAFER-In this place, Aug. 22nd, little Anna L, daughter of Charles E. and Mary Shaffer, aged 2 months and 10 days.
"Little Anna thou has left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
We can all our sorrow heal.
 
"Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled'
Then in Heaven, with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed" (Father.

The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Aug. 27, 1863.
Vol. 3, No. 29, Pg. 3, Col. 1.


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

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Shaffer, aged 60, widow of George L. Shaffer, who died Saturday afternoon, February 12, 1938, will be conducted at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon from the home of a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Leirzapf, 550 Rossmore avenue, Brookline.  Burial will follow in Allegheny Memorial cemetery, on the Perry highway.
In addition to Mrs. Leirzapf, Mrs. Shaffer is survived by the following children:  Mrs. E. J. Haberland, 227 Coolspring street, city; Mr. E. H. Harper, Detroit; Mrs. James L. Good, Pittsburgh; George L. of Detroit, and Mrs. S. O. Tiernan, of Pittsburgh.
Funeral plans are in charge of William A. McNananmy.
(Standard - Feb. 14, 1938)


Michael Alan SHAFFER ( -1996)

MICHAEL A. SHAFFER

   Michael Alan Shaffer, 34, of Lake Worth, Fla., formerly of Uniontown, died suddenly in his home on Sunday, Jan. 28, 1996. He is survived by his mother, Lillian Shaffer of Uniontown, a daughter, Caitlin Shaffer, and a brother, James Shaffer and his wife, Debra. Services were held Monday, Feb. 5, in Lake Worth, Fla. A Memorial Service will be held in Uniontown and will be announced. Arrangements are under direction of the Bowden Funeral Home in lake Worth, Fla.

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January 1996

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Richard Allen SHAFFER (1942-2012)

ARIZONA
Richard Allen Shaffer

Richard Allen Shaffer, age 69, of Ash Fork Ariz., formerly of Martinsburg, W. Va., passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. He was born on December 15, 1942 in Mt. Sterling, Pa. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nellie (Riffle) Shaffer and John Henry Shaffer; wife, Celia (Gosh) Shaffer and his brother, Donald Shaffer. Richard was a member of the VFW and American Legion. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Rick Andrew Shaffer and wife, Rhianna, Sherry Robbins and husband, Fred; grandson, Brandon Robbins; great-granddaughter Madison Robbins; friends, Ruth Benson-Hashim, Betty Crudup, Naomi Shelton-Stokes; adopted daughter, India Holloway and adopted grandchildren, Marina, Evan, Paul and Thomia. Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 515 North main Street, Masontown, PA 15461 on Thursday, August 30, 2012 from 8 to 9 p.m. Interment will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies Cemetery, Pa. Your personal written tributes and memories are welcomed and encouraged at www.hakyfuneralhome.com


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 30, 2012

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Ruth Ann Swindell SHAFFER ( -1945)

MRS. RUTH SHAFFER

  SOMERSET, Oct. 5,— Mrs. Ruth Ann Swindell Shaffer, 80, widow of Charles Shaffer, died Monday at the home of a son, Walter, at Friedens. There are seven children, including Harry W. of Fairchance, and one brother, Joseph Swindell of Meyersdale.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, October 5, 1945, page 2, column 4

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Sarah SHAFFER (1921-1997)

SARAH SHAFFER

   Sarah Shaffer, 75, of Uniontown, Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born Sept. 10, 1921, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., a daughter of the late William Alfa and Sarah Elizabeth (Graham) Coryea. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Archie M. Shaffer. Surviving are three children, Jeanne Russell of Fairchance, William (Bill) Shaffer of Uniontown and Mark S. Shaffer of Hopwood; a granddaughter, Emily Russell; and a sister, Mrs. Phil (Annette) Hooper of La Crescenta, Calif. She was a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and a member of the Uniontown Central Christian Church. Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, today from 5 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Dr. Merle Potter officiating. Private interment will follow in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Mt. Lebanon, Pa.

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January 1997

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

SHALLENBERGER - On the 28th ult., at the residence of Tyrone Tp., Miss Carrie Shallenberger, aged about 22 years. In noticing the death of one so young, so amiable, and so endearing in all the reflections of life, we are almost led to exclaim, why could not Death choose for his victims the old and infirm, who tottering as it were on the brink of the grave, would welcome death as a messenger of rest; but " God works in a mysterious way his wonders to perform." and He in His wisdom has seen fit to call her to bid adieu to earth and all its vanities and try the realities of a world far beyond this vale of tears. Could the fond wishes of dear friends have been realized, Carrie would have lived for many years to come. But a very short time previous to her decease she seemed to bid as fair for the enjoyment of a long life as many of those who survive her ; thus forcibly reminding us of the old adage, " death loves a shining mark."
But though she is dead and her body is lying cold and inanimate amid the gloom and darkness of the tomb, we have sufficient evidence that her spirit is quitting this tenement of clay, has ascended on high to join the anthems of the redeemed who sing the song of , " Moses and the Lamb."
It cannot be that those dear beings, whose hearts once beat mutually with ours, whom the angel of death has hid from our gaze, and whose names with the cold an selfish world, are destined to float for a while on the tide of remembrance and then pass away into the sea of forgetfulness, are fated never more to meet our view. No, there is a voice that comes from our blessed Jesus, " as my Father hath loved me so have I loved you."
Farewell, dear Carrie ! Long shall they memory be cherished in the heart of many a dear friend, and though many years will have fled, that gentle voice will haunt them still " like some wild melody," Then, "
Peaceful be they silent slumber,
Peaceful in the grave so low.
Thou no more shall join our number,
Thou no more our songs shalt know. "
A.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. June 18, 1863.
Vol. 3, No. 19, Pg. 3, Col. 3.


bullet Connell E. SHALLENBERGER died in 1930. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(86)

Connell E. SHALLENBERGER. He died November 11, 1930 in City Hospital, Akron, Ohio. He was born in Connellsville October 27, 1855 a son of Lester and Agnes STRICKLER Shallenberger. He was married twice, first wife was Miss Jennie POWERS to which he bore one child, Ollie, of Vanderbilt, Pa., His second wife was Lydia SMITH.  To this union he bore two children: Wilbur of Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. Stella Galvin of Arnold, PA.


Ethel SHALLENBERGER ( -1995)

ETHEL SHALLENBERGER

   Ethel M. Shallenberger, 61, of Canfield, Ohio, formerly of the Scottdale area, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1995, in Canfield. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Betty I. Hixson of Scottdale R.D. 1, Mrs. Bernard (Jean) Luczka of Everson and Mrs. Ron (Edna) Geary of Dawson R.D. 1; two brothers, Williard L. Shallenberger of Marion, Ind., and Ralph E. Shallenberger and his wife, Yvonne of Clinton, Ill; numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends from the Canfield, Ohio, area. Family and friends will be received in the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, today from 2 to 9 p.m. and Friday until 11 a.m., the hour of service.

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December 1995

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bullet Lester SHALLENBERGER died in 1900. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(86)

Daily News Standard, March 11, 1900
LESTER SHALLENBERGER
Vanderbilt, March 11 - Lester Shallenberger aged 73 years, died shortly before noon on Friday, March 10, 1905 on the Shallenberger Farm near Vanderbilt, death resulting frm paralysis.  
The deceased was a son of Abraham and Margaret Shallenberger, old residents of Conellsville.  Lester was a resident of Connellsville until 1872 when he removed to Dunbar Township.  For upwards of 20 years he was foreman of the old Connellsville & Pittsburgh Railroad shops.
Mr. Shallenberger married Agnes Strickler, who preceeded him to the grave last July.  the following children survive:  Norton D., Connell E., Miss FLora, H. D. and Mrs. J. J. Branhart all of Dunbar township and Mrs. George Balsley of Pittsburgh.  The deceased had been a member of the Christian Church ever since his boyhood.
Funeral from the Christian Church at Vanderbilt Sunday at 3pm.


bullet Lydia McLaughlin/Smith SHALLENBERGER died in 1916. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(86)

Daily New Standard, November 27, 1916
Shallenberger Funeral
Funeral Services for Mrs. C. E. Shallenberger of Vanderbilt were held at the Shallenberger home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Kidwell, pastor of the Christian Church officiating.  Internment was in Dickerson Run Union Cemetery in charge of Funeral Direcotr W. M. Parkhill of Dawon.  There were many beautiful foral tributes.


Ida Lulu SHAMBER (1895-1968)

MRS. IDA SHAMBER

  MOUNT PLEASANT— Mrs. Ida Lulu Shamber, 73, of 520 rear Main St., died Tuesday evening in her home. She was born April 20, 1895, in Amyoun, Lebanon, and was a member of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church of Greensburg. Surviving are a son, John of Clairton, a daughter, Mrs. Steve (Mary) Zanich of McKeesport, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Sophia Shamber Pirch of Clairton: 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert, in 1918, and a son, Sam, in 1962.


SHAMBER— Friends of Mrs. Ida Lulu Shamber of 320 rear Main St., Mount Pleasant, who died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1968, may call at the Eugene G. Saloom Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant, where a requiem prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The funeral will be held there at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Very Rev. John Chromiak and the Very Rev. Alex Curry officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, November 27, 1968, page 27, column 8

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

Funeral services for John Shamrock will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock in the St. Cyril-Methodius church of Fairchance in charge of the pastor Rev. Fr. Denosky.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery.


Christopher H. SHANABERGER ( -1942)

CHRISTOPHER SHANABERGER

   A Lifelong resident of Fairchance, Christopher H. Shanaberger, 80, died at 8:45 a.m. Sunday. Mr. Shanaberger was the last of his family, pioneer residents of the Fairchance vicinity. He retired a number of years ago. His wife, Eva Shanaberger, died four years ago. Surviving are 14 nieces and nephews. Friends will be received after 4 o’clock this afternoon at the Sharp Funeral Home, Fairchance. The body will be removed from the funeral home at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon to Trinity Methodist church were services will be conducted. Rev. Harry Humbert will officiate.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 9, 1942, page 3, column 7

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bullet Mary SHANDOR died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(39)

MARY SHANDOR

Mrs. Mary Shandor, aged 65 years, wife of John Shandor of House 159, Lemont, died at 8:15 o'clock Saturday morning, June 22, 1935, following a brief illness, Besides her husband, she is survived by two children, Paul Shandor, Salem, O.; Mrs. Frances Kenyal, of Lemont, and 11 grand children.
Brief services in the family residence at 9 o'clock this morning will be followed by additional rites in St. Mary's R. C. church, Uniontown, in charge of Rev. Fr. John Blazic. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Adelaide M. Blackburn SHANDORF (1921-2002)

Adelaide M. Shandorf
Everson

Adelaide M. Blackburn Shandorf, 80, of Pennsylvania Avenue, Everson, died late Thursday evening, Oct. 3, 2002, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Nov. 9, 1921, in Mount Pleasant, a daughter of the late Matthew and Mary Bringlinger Blackburn. Adelaide was a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist RC Church, Scottdale. She was a retired selector for Anchor Hocking Glass Corp. of South Connellsville with 10 years of service. Adelaide was a devoted homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother and sister to her family. Adelaide also loved to crochet. Adelaide leaves to cherish her memories, her loving and devoted children, Charles H. Shandorf Jr. and his wife, Doris (Palmer), of Connellsville, Robert P. Shandorf and his wife, Karen (Tulley), of Connellsville, Dianne M. Fetsco and her husband, Francis, of Little Summit, Mary Catherine Kendrish and her husband, John, of Leisenring and Raymond F. Shandorf and Diane Lewandowski of Everson; her nine grandchildren, Christa Puskar, Valerie Baer, David Shandorf, Lisa Nickolson, Phillip Shandorf, Christopher, Todd and Elizabeth Fetsco and Dean Lewandowski; her five great-grandchildren, Paige, Jonathan and Nicolas Puskar, Drew Nickolson and Cody Fetsco; her two brothers, Raymond Blackburn and his wife, Angie (Zaffina), of Scottdale and Eugene Blackburn and his wife, Dorothy (Hart) of Home, Pa.; her sister, Christine Konieczny and her husband, Chester, of Mount Pleasant; her three sisters-in-law, Mary Blackburn of Erie, Marcia Blackburn of Everson and Frances Shandorf of Everson; and her brother-in-law, John Farrah of Scottdale. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Charles H. Shandorf Sr., who died May 26, 1993; her three brothers, William, Thomas and John Blackburn; and her two sisters, Opal Jaquette and Etta Farrah. Adelaide's family will greet friends in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, today from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home followed by her funeral Mass to be celebrated 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 Parish Cemetery, Scottdale. A parish wake service will be held Sunday in the funeral home


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, October 5, 2002

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Marianna Hough SHANDORF (1919-1995)

MARIANNA SHANDORF

   Marianna Hough Shandorf, 75, of 64 N. Grove St., Scottdale, died Saturday, June 10, 1995, at Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. She was born in Scottdale on Sept. 21, 1919, a daughter of the late Lewis and Rilla Lytle Hough. She was a lifelong member of the Scottdale community and of Trinity United Methodist church, Scottdale. She was a retired bank teller for Scottdale Bank and Trust with 15 years’ service. She was a graduate of the former Scottdale High School, Class of 1938. She was a member of the Scottdale Eagles 1007 Ladies Auxiliary, where she was currently serving as secretary. She was also the organization’s former president and was also the state Eagles Ladies Auxiliary pianist. She was a member of the Scottdale and Everson Senior Citizens organizations, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Eastern Star of Scottdale and the Scottdale Women’s Garden Club. She is survived by her husband, C. Leo Shandorf, with whom she celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on June 4; one daughter, Susan, and her husband, Thomas R. Killinger of Scottdale; two granddaughters, Aimee Reagan and husband Ronald and Lori Killinger; one great-granddaughter, Alexa Reagan; one brother, Thomas W. Hough of Roanoke, Va. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three brothers, L. Percy, Walter and Harry Hough. Friends will be received in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, with her pastor, Dr. R. William Large, officiating. Interment will follow in the Scottdale Cemetery.

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June 1995

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Thomas Fred SHANDORF ( -1995)

THOMAS SHANDORF

   Thomas Fred Shandorf, 74, of 126 Pennsylvania Ave., Everson, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 1995, in Highlands Hospital and Health Center, Connellsville. Friends will be received in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, until 9 p.m. today. A blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, with the Rev. Emil S. Payer as celebrant. Interment will follow with full military honors in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Parish Cemetery, Scottdale. A parish rosary will be recited at 2 p.m. today and a parish wake service will be held at 4 p.m. today, both in the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1995

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bullet James SHANEFELTER died in 1930. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(72)

The Daily Courier (Connellsville, Pa) Tuesday, December 9, 1930
JAMES SHANEFELTER OF FRANKLIN TWP DIES
James Shanefelter, 79 years old, died Monday noon at his home in Franklin township near the Smock reservoir from complications.
Borne in the township, Mr. Shanefelter spent all of his life there as a farmer.  He is survived by his wife, Emma,  and one son John Shanefelter of Franklin Townnship.  There are three brothers, Calvin, Frank and William all of Latrobe, and two sisters Mrs Jennie Little of Jeannette and Mrs Mary Smith of Derry.
A short funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 0'clock at the home of the son, John, followed by an additional service at 2:30 o'clock at the Flatwoods Baptist Church.  Rev S. Wallace Mitchell will officiate.  Interment will be made in the church cemetery.


Thomas D. SHANEFELTER, Jr. (1978-2012)

BELLE VERNON
Thomas D. Shanefelter Jr.

Thomas D. Shanefelter Jr., 33, of Belle Vernon, Pa., died Friday, August 17, 2012 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital with his family at his side. Born in Carroll Township, Pa., on October 30, 1978, he was the son of Thomas D. (Carol) Shanefelter Sr. of Perryopolis, Pa., and Malinda Shoaf Wagner of Belle Vernon. Thomas loved playing ball and spending time with his son Brody and was a big Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He was a member of the Fayette City Legion where he and his mother would play cards on Saturday nights, a member of the Monessen Ukrainian Club where he shot pool, and the Tri-County Lodge F & A. M. No. 252. He also was a LaGrange Eagle’s Football coach. In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by his fiancée, Jaclyn Broyles of Belle Vernon, Pa.; his son, Brody Thomas Shanefelter; two brothers, Kevin Kimberly and Scott Kimberly both of Belle Vernon; two sisters, Sherry (Brian) Haines of Fairchance, Pa., and Nancy (Scott) Mickey of Grindstone, Pa.; nieces and nephews: Brandy Kimberly, Scott Chiocchio, Cullen Mickey, Michelle Mickey and Lara Mickey; three great-nieces; many aunts and uncles. Friends will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the JAMES C. STUMP FUNERAL HOME INC., 580 Circle Drive, Belle Vernon/Rostraver Township, PA 15012 (724-929-7934) www.jamesstumpfuneralhome.com where a Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 4 p.m. with the Rev. David Means officiating. Interment will be in Perryopolis Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Sunday, August 19, 2012

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James Edward SHANER ( -2012)

James E. Shaner
Lemont Furnace

James Edward Shaner, 75, of Lemont Furnace, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012, in LaFayette Manor. Jim was born in Connellsville, son of the late James Edward Shaner Sr. and the late Virginia Singo Shaner. Jim was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Uniontown. He graduated from Uniontown High School with the class of 1955. Jim graduated from Fairmont State University, Fairmont, W.Va., with a degree in education and physical education and a master's degree in education from West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va. He was a member of TKE Fraternity. Jim taught and coached at Uniontown Senior High School. He taught for Intermediate Unit I at Connellsville High School. He owned and operated Ye Olde Inn Restaurant. He recently retired as a state representative in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Jim is survived by his wife, Mabel Jeanette Shaner; a daughter, Shawn Ivann Pfrogner and her husband, Robert, of Uniontown; brother, Dwight Shaner and wife, Linda, of Dunbar; nieces, Keri Cook and children, Soni Mancuso and husband, Dan, and children of Connellsville, and Dr. Jodi Kollias and husband, Dr. Christopher Kollias, and children of Crofton, Md.; sister-in-law, Ossie Kline and Michael Debate, of Fairmont, W.Va.; nephew, Carl Haught and family, of Kentucky; sister-in-law, Judy Ozie and husband, Pete, of Fairmont, W.Va.; niece, Kristi Latocha and husband, Steve, and children, of Fairmont, W.Va.; nephew, Pat Ozie and wife, Liza, and children, of Fairmont, W.Va.; niece, Darenda Moore and family, of Morgantown, W.Va.; nephews, Jeff Gum and family, William Gum and family, of Daybrook, W.Va.; special family, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Russell and children, of Connellsville, and Charlene Stillwagon and son, Christopher Russell, of Connellsville; special friends, Emidio Crocetti, of Dunbar, and Pennsylvania State Representative, Chris Sainato, of New Castle. Family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown. Visitation will continue from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday in Asbury United Methodist Church, where a service celebrating Jim's life will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastor Don Kephart officiating. Interment will follow in Greenridge Memorial Park, Connellsville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 20 Dunbar St., Uniontown, PA 15401; or LaFayette Manor Inc., 147 LaFayette Manor Road, Uniontown, PA 15401; or Fayette Friends of Animals, P.O. Box 1282, Uniontown, PA 15401.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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Christian D. SHANK (1865-1939)

CHRISTIAN D. SHANK

  SCOTTDALE, Apr. 24.— Christian D. Shank, 74 years old, died suddenly at 3 o’clock this morning at his home, 813 Mulberry street, after a heart attack which occurred at 1 o’clock. Mr. Shank was a son of the late Jacob and Susan Shank. He was born June 4, 1865, at Pennsville. He was a charter member of the Church of Christ at Scottdale and at the time of his death was elder emeritus. He taught various classes in the church school and recently resigned on account of poor hearing after having taught the Loyal Women’s Class for seven years. He served as Sunday school superintendent for 20 years. A carpenter by trade he was active in the erection of the new Church of Christ. Mr. and Mrs. Shank celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary February 7. He is survived by his widow, Ada King Shank; one brother, Charles J., East Murphy avenue, Connellsville; one sister, Mrs. Nannie McClary of West Brownsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 24, 1939, page 6, column 5

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John E. SHANK (1928-2005)

John E. Shank
Connellsville

John E. Shank, 77, of Connellsville, passed away Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Aug. 4, 1928, in Connellsville, a son of the late George W. and Mary McCune Shank. John was Protestant by faith. He retired from the B&O Railroad after 40 years, where he was a carpenter foreman and locksmith. He enjoyed woodworking, repairing clocks, locksmithing and camping. John is survived by his wife, Evelyn Giacomelli Shank, to whom he would be married 55 years this November; two daughters, Deborah Shank, of Uniontown, and Marcia Swank and husband, John, of Mt. Pleasant; two sons, John E. Shank Jr., of McClellandtown and Randall L. Shank and wife, Shawnee, of Dickerson Run; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mary Jane Nicklow and husband, Don, of Connellsville; two brothers-in-law, Joseph Coleman, of Vanderbilt, and Ronald Coleman and companion, Dawn Hayes, of Dawson; special friends, Julia Kaydo, of Footedale, and Judy Kaydo, of Uniontown; and his faithful pet dog, Maggie. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, George W. Shank, Jr. Family and friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. FIRST ST., WEST SIDE, CONNELLSVILLE, from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and until 11 a.m. Friday, the hour of service, with Pastor Byron Tate Fulton officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, September 7, 2005

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Katherine Washabaugh SHANK (1846-1916)

Mrs. KATHERINE W. SHANK

Mrs. Katherine Washabaugh Shank died May 1 in her home in Normalville. The funeral took place from the home of her son David Shank at Normalville. Rev. C. A. Weaver, pastor of the United Brethren Church officiated. Internment at Normalville.

Deceased was born near Hemminger's mill in Bullskin Township, July 25, 1846, a daughter of the late Thomas and Hannah Washabaugh. She was married in Connellsville, Sept 23, 1869 to David Shank. To the union, one son, Edward Shank was born. Her husband and five grandchildren survive. Mrs. Shank had been ill for about two years and confined to her bed for about a year with paralysis of her side. Her condition improved during the winter but a week before her death she suffered a second stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Shank was a member of the Methodist Church for many years.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, May 11, 1916, page 6, column 4

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bullet Mary SHANNON died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(89)

Mrs. Mary SHANNON, 85, died at her home in West Leisenring Monday afternoon, April 11, 1938, at 5:30 o'clock following a short illness of pneumonia. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John BUCKLEY and was born at County Wicklow, Ireland, removing to the United States in 1883 at which time she located in Dunbar township, where she had resided since that time. Her husband Arthur SHANNON, died March 2, 1938.
Surviving are the following children: William HEFFERN of Uniontown; John HEFFERN of Oliver No. 1; Michael HEFFERN of Ralph; Mrs. Michael WALSH of Weirton, W. Va; Mrs. Patrick McCARTHY of Uniontown, and Miss Katherine SHANNON, at home. She is also survived by 30 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the family home Wednesday morning at 9:15 o'clock with requiem mass at 10 o'clock in St. Vincent DePaul R.C. church, Leisenring No. 1, Rev. Father L.D. McNANANY, celebrant, assisted by Rev. Michael BONIFIELD of Connellsville and Rev. Father Thomas DUNN of Uniontown. Mrs. SHANNON was a devoted member of the Leisenring No. 1 church. Burial will be in the new St. Joseph's cemetery, Connellsville.

noted in pencil on the obit: Mary's first husband was Michael HEFFERN b. 1852 Wicklow Co. Ireland.


Myrtle F. SHANNON (1907-1994)

Myrtle Shannon, formerly of Scottdale

   Myrtle F. Shannon, 87, of Long Beach, Calif., formerly of Scottdale, died Monday, May 9, 1994. She was born Jan. 12, 1907, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late Harry York and Gertrude Rogers. Surviving are two sons, James O. Shannon of Las Vegas, Nev., and John R. Shannon of Seattle, Wash.; a daughter, Mrs. John (Peggy) Kundla of Lakewood, Calif.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, George Rogers of Burlington N.J.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Oliver Shannon (1974); and a grandson, Kevin Shannon (1973).

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May 1994

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Daniel J. SHARISKY (1957-1996)

DANIEL J. SHARISKY

   Daniel J. Sharisky, 38, of Connellsville died Wednesday, July 17, in Charleston, W.Va., as a result of injuries received in a fall. He was born Aug. 17, 1957 in Streator, Ill., the son of Gloria (Cutchaw) Sharisky of Streator, Ill., and the late John Sharisky. He was employed by Anchor Glass in Connellsville since 1982, and was formerly employed by Anchor Glass in Streator, Ill. He is survived by his mother; a sister, Mrs. Patricia (Charles) Pearson of Streator, Ill.; and a brother, Arthur Sharisky of Streator, Ill. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Annette Runyon. Visitation is today beginning at 9 a.m. at THE SOLON FUNERAL HOME, 301 S. Park Street, Streator, Ill. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church with Monsignor James L. Morrissey officiating. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– August 17, 1957
   Died—– July 17, 1996

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July 1996

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Andrew J. SHARP died in 1934.

Andrew J. Sharp age 89 years, seven months, and four days old, died Monday Morning at 2:10 o'clock at his home in Wharton Township. He is survived by his wife, Theresa, two sons, Albert at home and Leo of Elliottsville, and two daughters, Mary at home and Mrs. Emma CRUTCHMAN of Connellsville. Mr. Sharp was one of the oldest residents of Wharton Twp. He had been married for 47 years.

Daily Courier, Tuesday May 9, 1934, page 5

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Edward SHARP ( -1911)

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

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

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


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

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Geraldine Murray SHARP ( -1963)

Mrs. Sharp
Passes Away

   Mrs. Geraldine Murray Sharp, 49, wife of John H. Sharp, 43 Union St., died Saturday, Sept. 21, 1963, at 11:25 a.m. in the Uniontown Hospital, after a lingering illness. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Michael M. Sharp, Uniontown, and her parents, Robert and Anna Gray Murray, Uniontown. Friends will be received today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Harold S. Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St. A Solemn Requiem High Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 9 a.m. in St. John's R. C. Church. Burial will be in Park Place Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, September 23, 1963, page 29, column 8

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John SHARP ( -1963)

Uniontown Man
Dies As His Car
Hits Haulted Train

   One man was killed and 12 persons injured in district traffic accidents over the weekend. John H. Sharp, 59, of 43 Union St., Uniontown, died early Sunday when his car struck a halted freight train at a Baltimore & Ohio grade crossing at Hutchinson. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Uniontown Hospital at 2:30 a.m. State Police said the Sharp vehicle struck a hopper car near the rear of the 130-car train, which had stopped because of mechanical trouble. Dr. W. Ralston McGee, Fayette County coroner, said the victim died as the result of head and chest injuries. Troopers identified the engineer of the train as R. R. Miller of Connellsville. Property damage was estimated at $920. Mr. Sharp was a foreman at the O. C. Cluss Lumber Co. where he had been employed for 27 years. He was a member of St. John's R. C. Church; Hutchinson Gun Club and Chauffeurs, Teamster and Helpers Local 491, Uniontown. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Murray Sharp, last September. Surviving are a son, Michael (Mickey) Sharp, Uniontown; two sisters, Mrs. Allison (Sadie) Crossland, Hopwood; Mrs. Joseph (Olive) Kurcina, Uniontown; three brothers, Earl, Connellsville; Norman, Hopwood; Lloyd, Houston. Friends will be received in the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., after 7 this evening and Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Solemn Requiem High Mass will be sung at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. John's Church with Rev. James O'D Hanlon as celebrant. Burial will be in Park Place Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 2, 1963, page 1, column 7

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Michael Murray SHARP (1934-2006)

   Michael "Mickey" Murray Sharp, age 72, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2006, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born in Uniontown, Pa., on September 15, 1934, the son of John Sharp and Geraldine (Murray) Sharp. "Mickey" was a well-known musician/entertainer in the tri-state area. He was a member of the American Legion Post 51, in Uniontown, and the Mount Washington Presbyterian Church, Farmington, Fayette County, Pa. "Mickey" served in the United States Air Force. On December 28, 1963, he married Lolita (Barney) Sharp, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters: Erin and her husband, Earnest Jenkins, of Adah, Fayette County, Pa., and Ashley Sharp and her husband, Dr. Ashay Desai, of Neenah, Wisconsin; two sons: Sean Sharp and his wife, Shelley, of Deer Lake, Fayette County, Pa., and Kevin Sharp, of Uniontown, Pa.; grandsons: Ryan, Klayton, Nathan, Jonathan, and Alan; granddaughters: Shannan, Emily, Kate, Anjelica, and Keleigh; and a sister, Phyllis Murray, of Miami, Florida. Friends are invited to call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH JR. FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church at 7 River Avenue, Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., and Saturday, December 23, until 11 a.m., when a Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Keith Conover, officiating. Burial will be in Mount Nebo Cemetery, Champion, Fayette County, Pa. Military Rites will be accorded by the Uniontown American Legion Post 51. Visitation was also held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

  

Musician left mark on region
By Josh Krysak

After entertaining the region and the world for more than five decades, local musical legend Mickey Sharp, 72, died Wednesday at the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. Sharp's daughter, Erin Jenkins, of Adah, Fayette County, Pa., said her dad began playing drums professionally at the age of 4 and never looked back, performing worldwide for half a century. "He lived his life through music," Jenkins said Thursday. "He just gave joy to everyone." Local talent George Silvers heard Sharp play the drums at his Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa., home when Sharp was a mere 5 years old, and was immediately impressed with his talent. Silvers arranged an audition for Sharp, in Atlantic City, N.J., with Count Basie, at the age of 10, and Sharp never looked back. After the audition, Sharp returned to Uniontown and began playing at social clubs and community events. "He took advantage of every day and he was a very fun person to be around. People just gravitated to his electric personality," Jenkins said. Following his graduation from Uniontown High School, in 1953, Sharp did the casino circuit in Las Vegas, Nevada, before joining the U.S. Air Force, in 1957, where he won the world championship of the best acts in the U.S. Air Force, besting his competition in several events culminating in Frankfurt, Germany. After his victory, the military sent Sharp on a worldwide tour for two years performing for the troops and joining the Bob Hope Show for several performances. Sharp also performed at the 1958 World's Fair in Belgium and for the Queen of England.

   An established drummer in his early career, Sharp soon adopted the piano as his instrument of choice and was also a successful organist, Jenkins said. She said while her father traveled and toured most of his life, there was never a two-day span he didn't communicate with his family, something Jenkins said made Sharp just as big a hit at home as he was to his audiences. Jenkins said her father opened many area businesses like the Uniontown Holiday Inn and the Morgantown Mall, in West Virginia, and had become a New Year's Eve staple on the local scene, performing for decades on area stages to ring in the New Year. "If he met you once, he remembered your name for a lifetime," Jenkins said. "He was a genuine friend, and he gave the people around him the gift of laughter." Sharp's wife, Lolita Sharp, and four children survive him. The John S. Maykuth, Jr., Funeral Home, in Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., is handling funeral arrangements for Sharp.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, Friday, December 22, 2006

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Grace Sally SHARPE ( -1996)

GRACE SALLY SHARPE

   Grace Sally Sharpe of McCandless Township, Pittsburgh, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 1996, in Suburban General Hospital, Bellevue. She was born in Oliver, Pa., daughter of Frank Sally and Christina Ross Sally. She was a retired receptionist for Adoria Beauty Salon in Kaufmann’s Department Store, Pittsburgh. Her parents and her husband, Ian S. Sharpe, preceded her in death. She was the sister of Frank “Sonny” Sally of Freehold, N.J., and the late Guyton F. Sally, the sister-in-law of Sally R. Sally of Uniontown, and aunt of Sondra Filiaggi of Franklin Park, Pittsburgh, Francine Sampson of Uniontown, and Guyton F. Giannotta of Hershey. She is also survived by five grandnephews. Services and interment are private. Arrangements are by the DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh. Contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Pittsburgh, 11 Parkway Center, Suite 275, Pittsburgh, PA 15220.

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January 1996

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William SHARPLESS died in 1881.

SHARPLESS, WILLIAM

The remains of Wm. SHARPLESS were interred in the graveyard of the Redstone Regular Baptist church last Thursday. Deceased was eighty-three years of age, and spent most of his life in the vicinity. There are many who will remember his many virtues and gentle life.

Connellsville Courier. Fri. 12-2-1881

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bullet Mary Ann SHARPNACK died in 1862. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

Of Diptheria, on the morning of the 18th inst., near the "High House," Miss Mary Ann, second daughter of Daniel and Mary Sharpnack, aged 18 years, 5 months and 0 days.
Again has this sorely afflicted family been called to follow another loved one to the Sepulchral home of the dead.  The deceased was a member of the C. P. Church, greatly beloved by those who knew her best.  She was an amiable girl, with more than ordinary Biblical information.  She delighted in searching the Scriptures and in reading such books & papers as affordable suitable material for the Christian's mind.  As she neared her last enemy and found that the physicians' skill would be baffled, she desired the writer to remain with her. Accordingly it was his privilege for the last seven hours she lived to stand by, and pray with, and administer comfort and consolation to, and afford her, if possible, light in her intervals of darkness.  She prayed most fervently to have her pains soothed and for strength to meet her last enemy, whom she anticipated as approaching in his most dreaded form, (that of strangulation.)  A few minutes before Four o'clock her trachea closed —Then followed a few dreadful struggles, and she fell asleep in Jesus, to awake in the morning of the resurrection to a glorious immortality beyond this vale of trials.
Sister, thou art gone to rest,
Bright angels thee surround;
With sister and brother ever blest,
Thy voice in praise shall sound.      J.K.M.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Dec. 25, 1862.
Vol. 2, No. 47, Pg. 5, Col. 2.


bullet Susan SHARPNACK died in 1862. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(52)

Of Diptheria near the High House, on the 18th ult., SUSAN, youngest daughter of Daniel and Mary Sharpnack, aged six years, six months and four days.
Susie was a sprightly little girl, with more than ordinary mind. She was a flower in the domestic garden too lovely for long continuance in this world, and hence her heavenly Father, by the angle of death transplanted her to bloom in that fairer garden, "where angles walk, and seraphs are the wardens"-where all the tender lambs called home, are nestled in the bosom of their God.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa., December 18, 1862.
Vol. 2, no. 46., pg 5, col. 3.


bullet Thomas H. SHARPNACK died in 1928. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

Thomas H. Sharpnack, aged 70, a native of Rices Landing, died in his home in Brownsville, Saturday, October 6, 1928 at 11:00 p.m., after a short illness of heart trouble.

A son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Sharpnack, Mr. Sharpnack was born in Rices Landing and lived there until 1885 when he moved to Brownsville where he first engaged in the photography business for some time, later entering the business of furniture and undertaking, retiring two years ago. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Mr. Sharpnack married Mary Louise Hughes, who survives, with a son, Clarence R. Sharpnack. of Brownsville, and a daughter, Mrs. Beth Pringle, of Pittsburgh. He leaves also a sister, Mrs. Nancy Morris, Pittsburgh..

Funeral services will be held in the Sharpnack home Tuesday at 2:30. Interment will be in the Bridgeport cemetery South Brownsville.
(The Charleroi Mail - 10/8/1928)


Virginia M. SHARPNACK ( -1996)

VIRGINIA M. SHARPNACK

   Virginia Marie Sharpnack, 76, of Wheaton, Md., died Friday, Feb. 9, 1996, in Medbridge Nursing Home in Wheaton. She is survived by her husband, Frank Sharpnack of Wheaton; a son, Rick and daughter-in-law, Gilly of Olney, Md.; a daughter, Pat Sharpnack of Lansing, Mich.; and two grandchildren. Services were held on Feb. 17, 1996, in Glenmont United Methodist Church, Wheaton, Md. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Glenmont United Methodist church or to the Potomac Chrysanthemum Society, 11504 Parsippany Terrace, North Potomac, Md., 20878.

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February 1996

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bullet Z. Taylor SHARPNACK died in 1862. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(52)

Also, on the 28th ult., of Diptheria, after an illness of three days, Z. TAYLOR SHARPNACK, aged 16 years, 7 months and 24 days.
Taylor was a kind and affectionate son. A boy strictly moral in his life and industrious in his habits. Always obedient to, and greatly beloved by his now sorely berieved parents. He always stood among the first in the Sabbath school for memorizing the Holy Scriptures-and those sacred truths, no doubt proved to him a comfort on his dying bed. As the hour of his dissolution drew near-having been much engaged in prayer-he called his weeping mother by his bed side, telling her not to weep for him, for he felt ready and willing to die, for he was going to his Jesus to be forever blessed. Thus the mourning friends have a drop of sweetness in the bitter cup of their sorrows. They mourn, yet in hope.
Com.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa., December 18, 1862.
Vol. 2, no. 46., pg 5, col. 3.


bullet Thomas SHARRATT died in 1932. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Following an illness of several months duration, Thomas Sharratt, aged 66 years, died at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, November 16, 1932, in the family residence near Thorton in Redstone township.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mollie Lowe Sharratt; six daughters, Mrs. N. S. Grover, of Brownsville township; Mrs. Grover Knisley, of Redstone township; Mrs. Henry Turner, of Brownsville; Mrs. Thomas Hollowood, of West Brownsville; Mrs. Louis R. McCoy, National Pike West of Uniontown; Mrs. Raymond Ryan, at home; one son, William Sharratt, of Hiller Plan; 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
 
(not sure if this is the end of the obit or if a piece is missing since it
doesn't say where he's buried)
 
(newspaper dated November 18, 1932)


M. Allen SHARTZER (1929-2012)

SHARTZER, M. ALLEN—, formerly of Kent Heights, died Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Coventry Health Center with his wife Alice (Areknaz Melkonian) Shartzer by his side. He celebrated his 83rd birthday on May 24th with his family. He was born in 1929 in Akron, Ohio to Daniel Owen Shartzer and Margaret Ann Dean Shartzer. The Enlow family settled in 1630 in Farmington, Fayette County, PA. His grandmother was Millie May Enlow Shartzer, grandfather Marcellus Shartzer and grandmother Harriet "Haddie" Dean. Allen graduated from Central High School in Akron, Ohio. He served 4 years in the US Navy -VP24- where he specialized in airplane maintenance. He later worked at Pratt Whitney in East Hartford, CT. While in the Navy Allen met Alice at Quonset Point. They later married at Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Apostolic Church where Allen was also baptized. His in-laws Stephen and Vartanoosh "Rose" Melkonian welcomed him into the Armenian family. Allen graduated from Bry ant College with a degree in accounting. Allen owned and managed Mark Allen's Dartmouth Apartments in Providence for 40 years, while he was a union carpenter. He also owned and managed Chase Auto Body Works for 20 years alongside his wife. Later in his career he worked as a blackjack dealer at Foxwoods Resorts & Casino in CT and with the RIPTA RIDE Program. Allen was a member of AASR Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, USA since 1984 at 32rd Degree Fellowship and served as President for one year. He was a member of "HYE" Hackers Golf League for 25 years and many bowling leagues in Rhode Island. Allen was supportive of his children's sports, art, and cultural activities at East Providence Sr. High School, Sts. Vartanantz Armenian and Sunday Schools, AYF and Camp Haiastan. Allen is survived by his wife Alice; children, Cynthia L. Shartzer and son-in-law Brian Green of Lima, Peru, Linda Rose Shartzer of Houston, TX, and Stephen AM Shartzer and daughter-in-law Stacey AF Shartzer and granddaughters Alexandra Vartanoosh Davidian Shartzer and Victoria Josephine Melkonian Shartzer, all of Danville, CA. He is also survived by his sister Harriet Shartzer Reynolds of Akron, OH and over 20 nieces and nephews, including David and Stephanie Emerian of Cranston. Allen is predeceased by his brothers Fred and Ewart and sisters Barbara and Janet. Allen taught his children to persevere when they fall and gave them wings to fly and grow. He persevered until his last day. He will join his mother who passed when he was 10 years old and now he can rest in peace. He will be truly missed.

Notes from contributor:
   Buried–Lakeside Cemetery, Rumford, RI


The Providence Journal, Providence, RI, June 12, 2012

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Margaret Dean SHARTZER Stone  (1905-1940)

Margaret Shartzer

   Word was received here Monday of the death of Mrs. Margaret Dean Shartzer, former local resident who passed away Sunday morning in the Akron, Ohio, hospital. Mrs. Shartzer was the daughter of Mrs. Haddie Dean, Iowa Street, Uniontown. She leaves her husband and several children. The body will be returned here for burial, with the services being set for Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the home of her father-in-law, M. S. Shartzer of Farmington, near Gorley's Lake.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, June 4, 1940

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Clara M. SHAULIS (1926-2011)

Clara M. Shaulis
Connellsville

Clara M. Shaulis, 84, of Connellsville, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2011, in UPMC Presbyterian, Oakland. Clara was born Oct. 7, 1926, in Melcroft, a daughter of the late Charles and Ivy Leasure. Surviving are her children, Carl Shaulis and wife, Wanda, of Chandler, Ariz., and Aleta Koehler and husband, Kevin, of Mammoth; grandchildren, Jennifer Parson and husband, Jonathan, and Sean Koehler, both of Greensburg; and sisters, Gertrude McGregor, of Scottdale, Dorothy Stahl, of Acme, and Betty Leasure, of Williamsport. In addition to her parents, Clara was preceded in death by a son, Randy Shaulis; a sister, Katherine; and brothers, Ira "Sonny" Leasure and Bud Leasure. The family is inviting friends from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, to the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL SERVICE INC., 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, where a memorial service to celebrate the life of Clara will be held at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Terry Upton officiating. Interment will be private. Please visit www.saloomfuneralservice.com to send a condolence. Richard Rega, funeral director.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 18, 2011

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Harvey SHAULIS ( -1938)

HARVEY SHAULIS

   Harvey Shaulis, 32, of White House, injured Sunday afternoon when he and Nelson Myers, 16, were caught as the second floor of a garage at the Shaulis home in White House collapsed, died in the Uniontown Hospital Tuesday afternoon, October 11, 1938, at 2:07 o’clock of a broken neck. Both men were buried alive when the floor collapsed permitting 90 bushels of ear corn to cover them. Shaulis was struck in the back by one of the joists causing a fracture. He was removed from the building unconscious and later taken to the hospital. Myers escaped with minor face and head lacerations. Shaulis is survived by his widow, Mrs. Evelyn Shaulis and the following children: Harvey Jr., Barbara and Shirley, all at home. A sister, Mrs. Cora Baer of Somerset, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Shaulis of Somerset, also survive. Funeral services will be held at the home Friday morning at 8 o’clock with additional services at the Brethren church at Amranth, Pa., at 2 o’clock. Burial will be at Amranth.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, October 12, 1938, page 7, column 3

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Randy L. SHAULIS Stone  (1958-2007)

Randy L. Shaulis
Connellsville

Randy L. Shaulis, 49, of Connellsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at Highlands Hospital. A son of Clara (Leasure) and the late Robert Shaulis. Private visitation and funeral service will be held today in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville. Private interment will be held Friday.


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

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Robert L. SHAULIS (1923-2003)

Robert Shaulis
Connellsville

Robert L. Shaulis, 80, of Connellsville passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2003, at home. He was born Jan. 23, 1923, in Somerset, a son of the late Daniel and Mabel Harkom Shaulis. He was a self-employed contractor. He is survived by his wife, Clara M. Leasure Shaulis; two sons, Randy Shaulis of Connellsville and Carl Shaulis and his wife, Wanda of Chandler, Ariz.; a daughter, Aleta Koehler and her husband, Kevin of Mount Pleasant; granddaughter, Jennifer Rylander of Jeannette; grandson, Sean Koehler of Mount Pleasant; and a brother, Alfred Shaulis and his wife, Betty of Dillsburg, Pa. At the family’s request, there was no visitation. Interment will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, November 17, 2003

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Ruth A. SHAULIS (1934-2007)

Ruth A. Shaulis
Stahlstown

Ruth A. Shaulis, 72, of Stahlstown, died peacefully Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, in UPMC Presbyterian, Oakland. She was born Oct. 29, 1934, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Grace Stillwagon Ohler and Samuel Brinker. She was an exceptionally loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Ruth will forever be remembered and greatly missed by her family and friends. In addition to her parents, Ruth was predeceased by her son, Carl E. Shaulis, and several brothers. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Donald Shaulis; her children, Delores Holt, of Donegal, Robert Shaulis and wife, Wendy, of Stahlstown, Joyce Shawley and husband, Lawrence, of Stahlstown, Janet Firestone and husband, Tom, of Donegal, and Diann Shogan, of Indian Head; her nine grandsons and four granddaughters; her two great-granddaughters; her sister, Betty Miller, of Indian Head; and her brother, John Ohler, of Connellsville. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Watson officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Saltlick Township. To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 15, 2007

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Annie Violet SHAW ( -1869)

DEATHS

  SHAW— In Menallen township, on the 24th of December 1869, Annie Violet, daughter of John and Elizabeth Shaw, aged 1 year 5 months and 19 days.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 6, 1870, Vol. II, No. 52, page 3, column 6

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Calvin SHAW (1920-1994)

Calvin Shaw, retired coal miner

   Calvin O. Shaw, 73, of Indian Head, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 1994, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. He was born Nov. 19, 1920, in Rogers Mill, a son of the late Orval Glenn and Edith M. Ritenour Shaw. He was a retired coal miner, and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. Surviving are three sons, Ronald Calvin Shaw, Rick Shaw and Brian K. Shaw, all of Indian head; two daughters, Mrs. Les (Bonnie) Stewart and Mrs. Joe (Kathleen) Lopes, both of Connellsville; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Dwane Shaw of Scottdale, Az.; and two sisters, Mrs. Andy (Garnet) Mowry of Greensburg and Mrs. Goldie Knupp of Mount Pleasant. He was predeceased by his wife, Linda Ruth Miller Shaw; two sons, William Glenn and Roger Dean Shaw; and a sister, Margaret Lint.


SHAW — Calvin O. Shaw of Indian head died Sunday, Oct. 2, 1994. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711 at Melcroft, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the reverends Dennis Arndt and William Healy officiating. Interment will follow in Brown Cemetery.

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October 1994

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bullet Carrie Robbins SHAW died in 1922. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

SHAW, MRS. CARRIE ROBBINS

Mrs. Carrie ROBBINS SHAW, aged 81 years, widow of the late Josiah V. SHAW, died Saturday night at Midnight at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. W. HORNER, 508 Edna street.  Mrs. SHAW had been an invalid for many years but her death was caused directly by pneumonia.  She was a life-long resident of Connellsville, and was the daughter of the late Stephen and Eliza ROBBINS.  She was born on September 10, 1841.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. C. M. FEE, of Uniontown, and Mrs. HORNER.   
Courier  Thurs.  5-18-1922


Charles L SHAW (1846-1936)

Charles L. Shaw, 90 years old, died at 9 o'clock Sunday morning at his home in Star Junction. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Jennie Shaw, two sons, Charles R. Shaw and David Shaw both of Pittsburgh and one daughter Mrs. Blanche Westfall of Perryopolis and a step daughter.

Mr. Shaw had been employed for many years by the Star Supply Company at Star Junction. He was born in Perryopolis, April 2, 1846 and had resided in that area his entire life.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 o'clock at the late home. Rev. Morris L. Huston, pastor of the Star Junction Methodist Episcopal Church will officiate. Internment in Mount Washington Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, March 23, 1936, page 6, column 4

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bullet Clarence SHAW died in 1917. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)

Clarence Shaw, 43 years old, a former well known resident of Connellsville, died Sunday (7-15-1917) morning in his home in Cleveland, Ohio Deceased was a son of the late Henry Shaw and spent the earlier part of his life in Connellsville.   He was a brother Mrs. J. A. Franks of Franklin Ave., Connellsville, and a brother-in-law of Mrs Joseph Bryte of Cleveland, Ohio., formerly of Connellsville.  Weekly Courier, Thursday, 7-19-1917


Curtis Lewis SHAW ( -2007)

   Curtis Lewis Shaw, 58, Hiller, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Saturday, February 10, 2007, in the Manor Care Nursing Facility in Monroeville, Allegheny County, Pa., while members of his family held his hand and provided him comfort. He grew up in the Grindstone/Hiller area of Fayette County, Pa., and graduated from Brownsville Area High School, Fayette County, Pa., in 1967. He moved to Pittsburgh where he graduated from Community College of Allegheny County with an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science (CCAC) and took classes in computer science at the University of Pittsburgh. He was employed with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh as a Computer Analyst. His last employment before becoming ill was with Kaufman's/Macy's Department Stores. At a time when the computer and the Internet were in their infancy, he started a computer business to update and establish data record keeping for small businesses in the Pittsburgh area. In 1989 he became the President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Technical Association, an organization dedicated to ensuring that minorities, women and youth have the skills needed for a technological career. He also was a substitute teacher for students that were no longer considered mainstream. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother, William Shaw, of Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa.; two sisters: Vivian (Larry) Washington, of Monroeville, Pa., and Millicent (Bradford) Francis, of Hiller, Pa.; and many nieces, nephews, close relatives, and loving friends. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., in the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Baltimore Street, Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, February 14, 2007

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Daniel Lee SHAW Stone  (1955-2007)

   Daniel Lee Shaw, 51, of Republic, Fayette County, Pa., went to be with the Lord, on Sunday, February 11, 2007, surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 26, 1955, in Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., a son of the late James W. Shaw, Sr., and Henrietta Blanche Arrison Shaw. He was employed at Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut, and Hillman Barge, in Alicia, Fayette County, Pa., and he had also operated a body shop, in Norwalk, Ohio. Daniel loved life, gardening, drawing, children, and also building over fifty model cars. He will be sadly missed.

   He was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Lee Kusch and Edith Auman, a brother, James W. Shaw, Jr., and brother-in-law, Robert Hunter. Surviving are his son, Michael Kupka, of Groton, Connecticut; sisters, Delores Joan McDonald and husband, Faye E., of Clarksburg, West Virginia, Susan E. Shaw, of Penncraft, East Millsboro, Fayette County, Pa., and Ella Marie Hunter, of Norwalk, Ohio; brothers, Edward Shaw and wife, Lori, of Leechburg, Pa., Francis Shaw and wife, Andrea, of Bull Run Road, Brownsville, Pa., and Michael Shaw and wife, Judy, of Republic, Pa.; sister-in-law, Cathy Shaw, of Sheffield Lake, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

   Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME INC., 19 Legion Street, Republic, Pa., Wednesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, February 15, until 10 a.m., the Hour of Service, with the Rev. Gail Mason, officiating. Interment will be in Acklin Cemetery, Hopewell Road, Luzerne Township, Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Daniel's name may be made to National City Bank, New Salem, Fayette County, Pa.


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

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bullet Elizabeth Finnell SHAW died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(9)

Elizabeth F. Shaw
Word has reached Uniontown relatives of the death, Monday, August 24, 1931, at her late home in Steubenville, Ohio, of Mrs. Elizabeth Finnell Shaw, wife of Luke Shaw, and a former resident of Uniontown, where she had a host of friends.  Death was due to complications.

In addition to her husband Mrs. Shaw is survived by the following children: Mrs. Iola Palmer, Jefferson, Greene county; Virgil Finnell, Mansfield, Ohio; Mrs. Gertrude Seese, Brandonville, W. Va.; and Jesse Finnell, Johnstown; and the following stepchildren: Luke and Mose Shaw, Steubenville; Mrs. Jennie Gouchenour and Mrs. Kathryn Bittner, Uniontown; Mrs. Dora Love, Mrs. Adah Defino and William Shaw, all of Grindstone.

Brief funeral services were held at the late residence Tuesday.  Additional services were conducted Wednesday morning at 11:30 o'clock in the Brethren church, Morgantown, W.Va.  Burial was in Mt. Union cemetery, Morgantown.


Fay Zoretic Kachur SHAW (1923-2010)

   Fay Zoretic Kachur Shaw, age 87, of Warrenton, Virginia passed away Friday morning August 6, 2010 in Oak Springs Nursing Center, Warrenton, Virginia. She was born January 12, 1923 in Hibbs, Pa, the daughter of the late Joseph Zoretic and Nellree Coven Zoretic. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Joseph Jerome Kachur; her brothers: Bill Zoretic and Merle Zoretic. Fay was a graduate of the former German Township High School and attended California College and later Uniontown School of Nursing where she became a Registered Nurse. She was a charter member of the Sweet Adelines. She was a dedicated Registered Nurse, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her loving children: Daniel Kachur and wife Karen of Warrenton, Virginia, David Kachur and wife Monica of Warrenton, Virginia and Pam Kachur of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Grandchildren: Bridgett, Helen, Christine and John Kachur; brother: Rick Zoretic of North Carolina; several loving nieces and nephews and other relatives of both the Zoretic and Kachur families. Friends will be received in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, Pa. on Monday, August 9, 2010 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. to 12 NOON when a Blessing Service will be held. Interment will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa..


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

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H. Kenneth SHAW (1913-1997)

H. KENNETH SHAW

   H. Kenneth Shaw, 83, of Mount Pleasant died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1997, at Lint’s Personal Care Home, Vanderbilt. He was born Aug. 20, 1913, in Mount Pleasant, a son of the late Leo and Harriet Johnson Shaw. He was a mould maker/maintenance supervisor for L.E. Smith Glass Co. prior to his retirement. He was a member of the American Flint Glass Workers Union and the Wesley United Methodist Church of Connellsville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maribell Shefsick Shaw, in 1960. He is survived by a daughter, Kathleen, and her husband, Charles Springer, of Mount Pleasant; a granddaughter, Laurie Shaw of Mount Pleasant; and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Leasure of Greensburg. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth S. Shaw, in 1983; two brothers, Leo “Bud” Shaw in 1989 and Clyde Shaw in 1997; twin grandsons, Scott and Brian Springer; and his granddaughter, Susan K. Springer. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at GALONE-CARUSO”S, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant, where funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Monte W. Holland officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Joy Cemetery, Mount Pleasant. The family suggests that memorial contributions should be made to Wesley United Methodist Church Restoration Fund, South Pittsburgh Street, Connellsville, Pa. 15425.

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February 1997

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Hattie M. SHAW (1893-1988)

   Hattie M. Shaw, of 273 E. Main St., Mount Pleasant, Pa., died Tuesday at Keefer's Personal Care Home, Wooddale, Pa. She was born Dec. 11, 1893 in Kecksburg, Mount Pleasant Township, Pa., daughter of the late John Henry and Cordilla ADAMS JOHNSON. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Mount Pleasant and a senior citizens group. She was predeceased by her husband Leo P. SHAW; four brothers, Judson, Elmer, Lester, and Arthur JOHNSON; a stepbrother, Luther Hawk, and two sisters, Mrs. Cora Wise and Mrs. Anna Thomas. She is survived by three sons, H. Kenneth SHAW, Leo E. SHAW and Clyde M. SHAW, all of Mount Pleasant, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth E. Leasure, of Mount Pleasant; a sister, Mrs. Mary Kuhn, of Latrobe; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Note from contributor:
   Hand-written note on the obituary indicates 9/13/1988, Mt. Joy
   I believe Mt. Joy refers to a cemetery in Fayette County, Pa.


Newspaper unknown, September, 1988

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Jasper P. SHAW ( -1927)

Jasper P. Shaw

   Jasper Piersol Shaw, aged 60 years of Searights, died in the Uniontown Hospital Monday morning, January 3, 1927, at 10 o’clock. He is survived by two brothers, William A. Shaw of Searights and I. I. Shaw of Uniontown, and three sisters, Mrs. Grace Lapo of Uniontown, Mrs. Mary Yarrison of Ohio and Mrs. Catherine Truxal of Greensburg. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Pleasant View church, Followed by burial in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 4, 1927, page 7 column 5

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Jeannette Swaney SHAW ( -1965)

MRS. JEANNETTE SHAWK

   Mrs. Jeannette Swaney Shaw, 85, formerly of Uniontown, died Tuesday in the 4M Nursing Home, Canton, Ohio. She was an active member of the Third Presbyterian Church while in Uniontown. Surviving are a son, Robert H. of Canton, and six brothers and sisters, Mrs. W. J. Gibson, Mrs. Thomas Keighley, Mrs. Edna S. Rhodes, Clifford J. Swaney, Jacob M. Swaney and John C. Swaney of Uniontown. She was the widow of John H. Shaw. The funeral service was held in Minerva, Ohio, and burial was in Augusta, Ga.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, January 12, 1965, page 13, column 4

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Joseph F. 'Joe' SHAW (1928-2004)

   Joseph F. "Joe" Shaw, 75, of Connellsville, Pa., died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at his residence. He was born May 19, 1928, in Connellsville, Pa., a son of the late Theodore R. and Ruth M. (Showman) Shaw. Joe was a graduate of Connellsville High School, Class of 1946, and Robert Morris College in 1950. He was a veteran of World War II. Prior to his retirement, in 1980, he worked as both an agent and enrolled agent with the Internal Revenue Service, and was a partner of the Shaw & Shaw Accounting Firm. He was a former Controller for the City of Connellsville, and was a former member of the Connellsville Parking Authority. He spent many years "RV" traveling with family all over the United States. Later years, he spent time "RVing" in Dade City, Fla., with his wife. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

   He is survived by his wife, Darlene M. (Wandel) Shaw, whom he married on June 30, 1951; four children, C. Kim Petko and husband, Joseph of Connellsville, Joseph H. Shaw of Hagerstown, Md., Gretchen L. Burgin of Sterling, Va., and Lori J. Henry and husband, Edward of Normalville; five grandchildren, Jill DeWitt and husband, Roy III of Connellsville, Melissa Booher of Mount Pleasant, Jeffrey Stewart Jr., of Normalville, Adam Burgin of Sterling, Va.; and Edward Henry of Normalville; a great-grandson, Chandler DeWitt; a sister, Jane Lee Hostetler of Mount Pleasant; and nieces and nephews. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Connellsville, Elmer Lodge No. 160 F&AM, Connellsville Royal Arch Chapter No. 283-Past High Priest, Uniontown Lodge of Perfection, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Council Chapter Consistory Valley of Pittsburgh, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Lodge of Valley of Uniontown, Tall Cedars of Lebanon No. 152, a life member of Syria Temple of Pittsburgh, Syria Temple Legion of Honor, Syria Temple Arab Patrol, Mid-Atlantic Shrine Recreational Vehicle Camping Association, Syria RV Club, Three Rivers Hillbilly Clan No. 53, Past Association Grand Guardian of Job's Daughters of PA, life member of Elks Lodge No. 503, a 53-year member, life member of V.F.W. Walter E. Brown Post No. 21, Independent Slovak Citizens Club of Connellsville, Loyal Order of Moose No. 16, and Wally Byam Caravan Club. He was a former member of the Inter Club Council-Past President, Order of Eastern Star, Lions Club of Connellsville, and the International Order of Odd Fellows.

   Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Monday from 2 to 9 p.m., in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 North Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where a blessing will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. A Funeral Service will follow at 11 a.m., in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Pastor Philip Ramstad officiating. Full military rites will be accorded at the funeral home by the V.F.W Post No. 21 and American Legion Posts 301 & 762. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Restoration Fund, 120 East Fairview Ave., Connellsville, PA 15425. The Elks Lodge No. 503 will conduct a ritual in the funeral home on Monday at 7 p.m., and a Blue Lodge Ritual will follow at 7:30 p.m.


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

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Josephine SHAW ( -1908)

Josephine Shaw

   Mrs. Josephine Shaw, aged 49 years, widow of the late Harrison Shaw, a resident of Connellsville for many years, died Thursday night, at the home of her brother, John Jaynes, at Edenborn, Pa., after several weeks illness of pleurisy and pneumonia. No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral. Mrs. Shaw, since the death of her husband, which occurred over a year ago, has made her home with her brother, John Jaynes, at Edenborn. She is well known in Connellsville where the family resided for a number of years. They later moved to Uniontown. One daughter, Anna, her mother, Mrs. Deborah Jaynes, and four brothers, Calvin of Latrobe, James of South Connellsville, George of Greenwood, and John Edenborn, survive.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, May 9, 1908, page 2, column 2

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Larry F. SHAW (1951-2006)

   Larry F. Shaw, 54, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2006, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born October 4, 1951, in Washington, Washington County, Pa., son of the late Gerald and Mary Myers Shaw. Surviving are his wife, Jean Brown Shaw and four children: Christine Shaw and fiancé, Michael Muha, of Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., Patricia Shaw and fiancé, Anthony Ransome, of Uniontown, Pa., Janet Shaw and fiancé, Eric Williams, of Uniontown, Pa., Larry Shaw, Jr. and fiancée, Jessica Abbey, of Brownsville; 11 grandchildren; three sisters and a brother: Sharon Rafferty and husband, Richard, Jerry Shaw and wife, Sandy, Susan Lehr and husband, Michael, Rusty Miller; eight nieces and three nephews, x son-in-law, Darriel King. Larry was a veteran serving during Vietnam. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, FARMINGTON, Fayette County, Pa., Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. the hour of the service. Interment will follow in Mount Washington Cemetery, Farmington.


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

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Pvt. Lloyd J. SHAW StonePhoto  (1885-1918)

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

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

Other soldiers are listed before and after.

   Private Lloyd J. Shaw, 110th Medical Detachment, died September 3, 1918, in a German prison at Metz, from wounds received in the opening of the battle of the Marne. A message from the Red Cross to Private Shaw’s sister, Mrs. C. T. Giles, said the wound became infected and blood poison developed. The body was buried in the garrison cemetery in the town, the message said.


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

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Mary Kluska SHAW (1910-2005)

   Mary Kluska Shaw, age 95, of Smock, Pa., died Wednesday, June 8, 2005 in Willowick, Ohio. She was born on April 18, 1910 in Farmington, Connecticut, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Bernak Kluska. Mary was predeceased by her husband Bernard Shaw, two brothers: Thomas and John Kluska; two sisters: Rose Mills and Ann Hudik. She is survived by three sisters: Bernadine Pescho and Margaret Yanchik of Willowick, Ohio and Frances Lipari of Akron Ohio. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received for visitation in Saint Hedwig's Roman Catholic Church, Smock, Pa., on Saturday morning from 9:30 until 10 a.m. when a Funeral Mass will be celebrated with The Rev. Father John Sedlak as celebrant. Interment will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 680 Cherry Tree Lane, Uniontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, June 16, 2005

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Mary 'Luci' Rusnak SHAW (1949-2004)

   Mary "Luci" Rusnak Shaw, age 54, of Brownsville, Pa., and formerly of Monongahela, Pa., died Thursday, August 19, 2004, in Monongahela Valley Hospital Inc., Carroll Township. She was born August 25, 1949, in Elkins, West Virginia, a daughter of Michael and Josephine (Foster) Rusnak. "Luci" was preceded in death by her parents, a stepson, Robert Shaw, and special friend and stepmother, Helen Rusnak. She is survived by her husband, Clifford Shaw Sr., with whom she would have celebrated 27 years of marriage on August 25, 2004; one son, William Rosenburg Jr. of Brownsville, Pa.; three daughters: Wynter Shaw and her fiancé, Michael Smith of Brownsville, Pa., Tiffany Shaw and her fiancé, Jonathan James of Oliver, Pa., and Norma Jean Shaw of Brownsville; three step children: Clifford Shaw Jr., Candy Shaw and Teddy Shaw all of Glassport, Pa.; two brothers: John Michael Rusnak of Amhurst, Ohio, and Paul Rusnak and wife Donna of Charleroi, Pa.; eight grandchildren: Little Willie, Dustin, Hailie, Robby, Hollie, Jessica, Brittany and Breann; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the L. M. FRYE FUNERAL HOME INC., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, Pa., today (Saturday, August 21) from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Edward Truitt officiating. Interment will follow in Taylor Cemetery, Brownsville, Pa. Visitation was also held Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.


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

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bullet Mary M. SHAW died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(12)

MARY M. SHAW
Mrs. Mary M. Shaw, aged 71, widely known resident of McClellendtown and vicinity, died at 9:30 Tuesday morning, March 22, in the Uniontown Hospital after a complication of diseases. She was born July 15, 1867.
Surviving are one brother, John Dugan, McClellandtown; three sisters, Mrs. Hester McCoy, Uniontown, and Mrs. Emma Brooks and Mrs. Katherine Watkins, both of Masontown, and two grandchildren, Betty Thompson, at home, and William Thompson, with the U. S. Army in Hawaii. One daughter preceded her in death in 1928.
The body was removed to the Sangston funeral home and will be taken to the John Dugan residence this afternoon. Short funeral rites will be held there at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, with additional services in Church Hill Presbyterian church with Rev. David Hunter officiating. burial will be in the church cemetery.
source: Herald, Mar 23, 1938


Mrs. Melvin SHAW ( -1970)

MRS. MELVIN SHAW

   Mrs. Melvin Shaw, 73, of McCullough, died in Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, after a two-month illness. She was a charter member of the McCullough Women’s Club. Surviving are her husband, Melvin J. Shaw; two sons, Melvin J. Jr. of Utica, N. Y., and Alfred L. at home; six grandchildren; two brothers, George D. Kiser of New Kensington and Alfred A. Kiser of Greensburg and a sister, Mrs. Alice Lotman of Greensburg.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, November 21, 1970, page 11, column 1

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Oceana McPherson SHAW (1858-1941)

MRS. OCEANA SHAW

   Mrs. Oceana Shaw, 83, widow of the late Boston B. Shaw, died at her home, 106 Snyder street, Connellsville, Sunday morning at 4:25 o’clock following a lingering illness. She was born in Carlisle, Ind., October 15, 1858, the daughter of Nathan and Martha Brewer McPherson, but had lived most of her life in Connellsville. She was a member of the Central Methodist church of Connellsville. Surviving are a son, four daughters, three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. Howard Jamison of the Central Methodist church will officiate. Burial will follow in Hill Grove cemetery, Connellsville.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November 10, 1941, page 5, column 3

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Phyllis P. SHAW (1940-2003)

Phyllis P. Shaw
Vanderbilt

Phyllis P. Shaw, 64, of Vanderbilt, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, while surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 18, 1940, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Mathew and Pauline Okalik Thomas. Phyllis was a graduate of McKeesport High School and a graduate of the McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing. Prior to her retirement in 2002 she worked as a Registered Nurse in the operating room at Highlands Hospital. Phyllis is survived by her loving husband of 42, years Harry Shaw; three sons, Mark Shaw and his wife, Sharon, of Merrittstown, John Shaw of Fredericktown and Jim Shaw and his wife, Kelley, of Uniontown; a daughter, Karen Schenken, and her husband, Brandt, of Perryopolis; five grandchildren, Joshua, Mark, Eric, Zoe and Alexander; one great-grandchild, Joshua J.; two sisters, Janice Cavalancia of White Oak and Penny Holden of McKeesport; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a grandson, Brandon Shaw. Family and friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. A requiem service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home, with the Rev. Stephen Romanchak as celebrant. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. www.brooksfuneralhomes.com


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, November 1, 2003

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Richard W. SHAW, Sr. ( -2003)

Richard W. Shaw Sr.
Streetsboro, Ohio

Richard W. Shaw Sr., 65, of Streetsboro, Ohio, formerly of Mount Pleasant, died Thursday, June 12, 2003. He was a member of the Mt. Joy Church of the Brethren. He is the husband of Alla J.; father of Terry (Arty) Smalley and Richard Jr.; stepfather of Crystal (Charles) Richmond, Robin (Michael Nolf), Rhonda (Mark) Ozimer, Virgil (Renee) Homan and Randall (Tracy) Homan; grandfather of 26; great-grandfather of six; brother of Betty Jane Keefer and Phyllis (Clifford) Fisher; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by daughter Vicky Lynn; nine sisters; and six brothers. Calling hours will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 15, 2003, at SHORTS FUNERAL HOME, Streetsboro Chapel where services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 16, 2003. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Streetsboro. Memorials may be made to Robinson Memorial Hospital Foundation VNA & Hospice P.O. Box 1204, Ravenna, Ohio, 44266.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, June 13, 2003

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Robert H. 'Bob' SHAW, Sr. (1913-2005)

   Robert H. (Bob) Shaw Sr., 91, of Hopwood, Pa., passed away Thursday, April 14, 2005, at Beverly Health Care, with his family at his side. He was born Oct. 26, 1913, in Brandonville, W.Va., son of the late Clyde and Rosie Glover Shaw. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Pearl Fields Shaw in 2000; a son, Robert Shaw Jr.; a grandson, Timothy (TJ) Holt Jr.; and a sister, Helen Voithoffer. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather to his daughter, Lyndall Ryan and husband, Allen of Uniontown; four grandchildren, Barbara Cummings and Kelly L. Holt and husband, Timothy, all of Uniontown, Trissa Newhouse of McClellandtown, and Mindy Adams of Hopwood; and five great- grandchildren, Tana Cummings, Shana Holt, Christian Holt, Kolby Holt and Cameron Holt. He was a member of Uniontown Church of the Brethren. Bob was a life member of the Hopwood Volunteer Fire Department and was the owner of Bob Shaw's Garage and Used Cars in Hopwood, for many years. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME OF HOPWOOD, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Monday until 1 p.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. A. Harrison Smith officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park. Hopwood Volunteer Fire Department will hold services this evening at 7:30 p.m., in the funeral home.


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

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Ruby Maxine Goldsmith SHAW (1937-2004)

   Ruby Maxine Goldsmith Shaw, age 66, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2004, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born August 28, 1937, in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of McClyde Goldsmith and Mercedes (Hopkins) Goldsmith. Ruby graduated from the former Georges Township High School, Class of 1956, and also from the former Mason Fredric School of Beauty, Class of 1969, and the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy. She also obtained her Manager's License. She was the owner and operator of Ruby's Beauty Biz Boutique. She was formerly a member of John Wesley A. M. E. Zion Church and presently a devoted Charter Member of Interfaith Assembly of Christ Church where she served with the Missionary Society and Stewardess Board and was a Sunday School Teacher. Ruby was predeceased by one brother, Arvin "Mack" Goldsmith, one sister, Arbelle Huckaby, and her parents. Surviving are her husband, William Shaw; two children: James Reed, Philadelphia, Pa., and Belinda Reed, Norfolk, Virginia; step-children: Dionne Shaw-Woods, Pittsburgh, Pa., Shawnette Shaw, Charlene Shaw, William Shaw Jr. and Cedric Harrison all of Brownsville, Pa.; three sisters: Yvonne Goldsmith Ned and Darlene Goldsmith both of Uniontown, Pa., and Joyce M. Lewis, Cleveland, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Jammie Goldsmith, Cleveland, Ohio; three grandchildren: Jada Woods of Pittsburgh, Pa., Jason Reed and Zriel Reed both of Arizona; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Friends will be received in the MURIEL E. LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 East Main Street, Uniontown, Pa., on Monday, June 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. where Services will be held Tuesday, June 15, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Howard Dantzler officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, June 9, 2004

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Sharon Lynch SHAW (1959-2010)

   Sharon Lynch Shaw, age 50 of Merrittstown, Pennsylvania died unexpectedly on Saturday February 27, 2010 in the Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Maryland. She was born August 26, 1959 the daughter of the late William Lynch and Elizabeth Lynch Dever of Vesta Six, Pennsylvania, who survives. Sharon was a selfless person who would lend a hand doing whatever she could to help anyone. She enjoyed fishing and walking on the beach on Assateague Island. She considered her place at Chincoteague as her "home" and felt most comfortable spending time there reading novels and writing poetry. Sharon worked at the now former Becker's Shadyside Restaurant in Uniontown, Pennsylvania and then at the Riviera Restaurant in Fredericktown, Pennsylvania. Deceased, in addition to her Father, are her Step Father, John Dever; and two beloved Sons: Christopher Shaw and Brandon Shaw. Surviving, in addition to her Mother, are: her Husband of 22 years, Mark Shaw of Merrittstown; Son, Joshua and his wife Brandi and Sharon's grandson, J. J., all of Tower Hill Two, Pennsylvania; two Brothers: Albert Lynch of San Antonio, Texas and Bob Dever and his wife Pam of Vesta Six; two Sisters: Audrey Vesley and her husband Kenny and Lynn Watkins and her husband Dave all of Elco, Pennsylvania. All funeral services were private.


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

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Violet Drazga SHAW ( -1963)

SHAW, VIOLET DRAZGA— Friends are being received in the family residence, Bull Run Road, Penncraft, until Monday at 8:30 when a prayer service will be held, followed by a Requiem High Mass in the Holy Rosary R. C. Church, Republic. Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. J. Balok will celebrate the Mass. Interment will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Flack-Marucci Funeral Home, Republic.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, April 6, 1963, page 9, column 8

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Edward F. SHAWLEY (1949-1994)

EDWARD SHAWLEY

   Edward F. Shawley, 44, of Jones Mills, died Monday in Latrobe Area Hospital. He is survived by his father Edward S. Shawley of Donegal; his wife, Joyce Keller Shawley; three sons, Edward R., Eric D. and Evan D. Shawley, all of Jones Mills; and a sister, Sarah Jean Pepple of Latrobe. Friends will be received at the Snyder-Brown Funeral Home, church Street, Donegal, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– November 29, 1949
   Died—– January 10, 1994

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January 1994

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Elmer SHAWLEY (1915-1994)

Elmer Shawley, retired lumberman

   Elmer L. Shawley, 79, of Rector, died Monday, April 18, 1994, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born Feb. 16, 1915, in Donegal, a son of the late Simon and Savannah Bittner Shawley. He was a retired lumberman and caretaker. He attended the Millertown Community Church. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Geiger Shawley of Latrobe; three daughters, Mrs. David (Anna Mae) Friend, Mrs. Eugene (Mary Lou) Ulery, both of Rector, and Mrs. Denton (Sallie) Maness of Holly, Mich.; one son, Richard “Dick” Shawley of Champion, R.D.1; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Mawhinney of Champion, R.D. 1, and Mrs. Lulu Mitchell of Ligonier; two brothers, Howard “Mose” Bittner of Jones Mills and Wilbert “Babe” Shawley of Stahlstown; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


SHAWLEY— Elmer L. Shawley of Rector died Monday, April 18, 1994. Private services will be held for the immediate family at the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711 at Melcroft, with Rev. Kerry Johnson officiating.

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April 1994

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Charles SHAWMAN ( -1931)

CHARLES SHAWMAN

   Charles Shawman, aged 69, of Ronco, and widely known throughout Fayette and Greene county, as an old time fox hunter, died at 8 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 1931, in the Uniontown Hospital, following a short illness of complications. Shawman was a bachelor and lived alone in Ronco. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the home of Charles L. Sangston, Washington street, Masontown, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. H. W. Koontz, pastor of the Brethren church. Burial will be in the Shawman family plot at Fayette City cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, June 19, 1931, page 13, column 4

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Daniel E. SHAZER (1945-2011)

   Daniel E. Shazer, age 66, of Uniontown passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at his home. He was born March 25, 1945 in Uniontown, PA. He was the son of Bernice Lucy Shazer and the late Roy Shazer. He was a graduate of South Union High School. Daniel formerly worked as a draftsman in the Cannonsburg area. In addition to his mother Daniel is survived by three sisters, Lesley Weimer and husband George of Bruceton Mill, WV, Kathy Romanchak and husband John of Uniontown, PA and Linda Corridori and husband Fred of Philadelphia, PA; nieces, Susan Weimer, Kathy Lynn Allen, Marcia Romanchak and Nancy McGraw and husband Soctt and great nephews and niece, Craig Allen and Ethan and Aeryn McGraw. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown PA, where the family will receive friends on Sunday, August 7th from 2 until 4 PM and 6 until 8 PM and on Monday from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM when a service celebrating Daniel’s lif e will be held at 11:00 AM with Rev. Art Mace officiating. Internment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, August 6, 2011

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Beverly Jean Crayton SHEA (1935-2009)

   Beverly Jean (Crayton) Shea, age 74, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 29, 2009 surrounded by her loving Family. She was born on June 14, 1935, in Mount Braddock, Pa., the daughter of Frank Crayton Jr. and Helen (Livingston) Crayton. Her parents, her beloved husband, Jack Richard Shea, brother, Ronald R. Crayton, and a grandson, Brian Joseph Franko, preceded her in death. Beverly was formerly employed with the Uniontown Hospital for over 12 years as a Nurse's Aide and in the Physical Therapy and X-Ray departments. She had also been a member of Central Christian Church. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Jack R. Shea Jr. and wife Kathy of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, William Shea of Tennessee, Daniel Shea and wife Patty of Ohio, Robin Miller and her husband Larry of Connellsville, Pa., Carol Smell and husband Kenny of Uniontown, Pa., and Tammy Shea and companion Gerard Maher of Uniontown, Pa.; her grandchildren: Kelly Miller Harwood, Kristyne Miller, Caleb Miller, Kenny Smell Jr., Jack R. Shea, Tracy Shea Darby and Heather Shea Cash; a brother, James Crayton, Baltimore, Maryland; two sisters: Glenda Minerd of Connellsville, Pa., and Mary Ann Crocetti of Dunbar, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Her Life Ceremony will be privately held. In her memory, please make contributions to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., 603 North Gallatin Avenue Extension, Uniontown, Pa. Your personal written tributes and memories are welcomed and encouraged at www.hakyfuneralhome.com


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, June 30, 2009

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Cecil Wayne SHEA ( -1930)

SHEA SERVICES

   Funeral services for Cecil Wayne Shea, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Shea, will be held in their home at Filbert, Sunday at 2 p.m. The Rev. D. C. Ward, pastor of the Christian church, New Salem, will officiate. Burial will be in the Park Place cemetery, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, February 22, 1930, page 7, column 3

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Charles 'Bud' SHEA, Jr. (1931-2004)

   Charles "Bud" Shea Jr., 72, of New Salem, Pa., passed away Sunday, July 11, 2004, in University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born August 14, 1931, in Ralph, Fayette County, Pa., a son of Charles Shea Sr. and Mary Ashton Shea. Charles had attended the First Christian Church, Republic, and graduated from German Township High School Class of 1949 and West Virginia University Class of 1956. He was a retired Comptroller from Gulf Oil Company who had worked in Venezuela for 20 years. He was also a Veteran of the United States Army and a member of American Legion Post 590 in Republic. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Burwell Shea in 2002, and his parents. Surviving are a sister, Lois June Shea Huston of LaBelle, Pa.; a brother, James W. Shea and his wife, Janice, of Englewood, Florida; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and many cousins. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at 12 Noon in the First Christian Church, Republic, with the Rev. J. W. Hormell officiating.


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

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Jack Richard SHEA (1934-2002)

   Jack Richard Shea, 68, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at the Beverly Health Care Center. He was born June 3, 1934, in Merrittstown, Pa., the son of the late Leroy and Goldie (Crutchley) Shea. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Wendell and Carl Shea; and a grandson, Brian Joseph Franko. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Air Force. He was an electrician for various companies. He was a member of the Central Christian Church of Uniontown. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Beverly Jean (Crayton) Shea; three sons, Jack R. Shea Jr., and wife, Kathy of Willowstreet, Pa., William Shea of Las Vegas, Nev., and Daniel Shea and wife, Patty of Perrysburg, Ohio; three daughters, Robin Miller and husband, Larry of Connellsville, Pa., and Carol Smell and husband, Kenny and Tammy Shea, both of Uniontown, Pa.; six grandchildren, Kelly, Kristyne and Caleb Miller, Kenny Smell Jr., Jack R. Shea III and Tracy Shea and Heather Shea; one brother, Robert Shea of Carmichaels, Pa.; two sisters, Evelyn Marucci and Gloria Stefan, both of Uniontown; and several nieces and nephews. Services are private. Arrangements are being conducted by the HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC., A Dignity Memorial Provider, 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown, Pa.


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

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Mary Catherine Sofcheck SHEA (1917-2008)

Mary Catherine Sofcheck Shea, 90 years, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2008, in the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, following a long battle with cancer. She was previously a resident of The Nursing Center, at Oak Summit. She was born December 15, 1917, in Oliphant, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Shea was a member of the Greenville Baptist Church, in Greenville, Florida.

Mrs. Shea was preceded in death by her former husband of 42 years, Oswell Paul Shea, her daughter, Wilma S. Hill, one granddaughter, Charlotte Elizabeth Johnson, two sons-in-law, Frank Wilson, Jr., and Billy Cruce, her father, Michael Andrew Sofcheck, her mother, Anna Mae Kalafut Sofcheck, four brothers, Michael A. Sofcheck, Jr., Thomas Sofcheck, John E. Sofcheck, and Richard Sofcheck, and two sisters, Rose Marie Cimini, and Margaret J. Davidson.

She is survived by four daughters: Linda S. Jumbercotta (and Louis), of Dumfries, Virginia, Patricia S. Harrington (and Tommy), of Lake City, Florida, Kathryn S. Cruce, of Greenville, Florida, and Mary S. Wilson, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; one son, Michael P. Shea (and Jean), of Jacksonville, North Carolina; and sister, Annarae D. Williams (and Leonard), of Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. There are also 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends today (Monday, January 21, 2008) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the SALEM FUNERAL HOME, 120 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27101, (336-722-6122). The Funeral Services will be conducted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at 2 p.m. in the Salem Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Samford Seay officiating. Final Burial Service will be on Wednesday afternoon, January 23, 2008, at the Onslow Memorial Park, Jacksonville, North Carolina. Memorials may be made to the Williams Adult Day Center, 231 Melrose Street, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27103, or the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27103. Online Condolences may be sent to www.salemfh.com


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

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Emma S. SHEAHAN ( -1937)

MRS. EMMA S. SHEAHAN

  SCOTTDALE, Oct. 26 — Mrs. Emma Singer Sheahan, 65 years old, widow of Patrick Sheahan died at 7 o’clock Monday night at her home at 230 Graft street, Everson, following a lingering illness. Mrs. Sheahan, a member of the First Baptist Church of Scottdale, is survived by one son, Robert H. Singer at home; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Widmer of Everson and Mrs. Kate Long of Scottdale, and two brothers, John Williams of Scottdale and Winfield Williams of Uniontown. The funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the late home at Everson in charge of Rev. Roy E. Whittemore, pastor of the Scottdale Baptist Church. Burial will be made in Scottdale Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, October 26, 1937, page 6, column 2

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Daniel SHEAREN ( -1890)

THE LIVING AND THE ENTOMBED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daniel Shearen, the fire boss, whose fearlessness in rushing through the smoke and black damp caused his death, was the first of the victims recovered. He was a single man and has worked at Hill Farms for a number of years. He was an Irishman and was aged forty five years. Shearen was well known and was liked by all the men. He lived alone in a little one story frame house on Dunbar Hill, not far from the mine, and just adjoining the house of his brother, Joseph. He must have taken pride in his bachelor home, for well kept flowers perfumed the air and neatly pruned fruit trees shaded the place. He was a member of the Catholic church. James, another brother and fellow victim, was single also.

BURYING THE DEAD
The Bodies of Shearen and Hay Laid Away
Many Pathetic Scenes

The funeral of the two victims, whose bodies were first recovered, occurred on Wednesday. Shearen, the fire boss was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic church and the funeral was in charge of Father Malady. At 10 o’clock the remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Dunbar. The funeral was attended by a large number of the dead man’s friends and those of his follow workmen who had escaped the great disaster, besides many sight-seers and visitors. Directly across from the cemetery, on the hill stands the home of John McClary, who with his son, Thomas, perished in the mine. When Shearen’s body was being lowered into the grave, McClary’s wife and children, who were sitting on the porch, could not restrain their grief, and their loud sobs were heard clear over to the road.


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

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James SHEAREN ( -1890)

THE LIVING AND THE ENTOMBED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daniel Shearen, the fire boss, whose fearlessness in rushing through the smoke and black damp caused his death, was the first of the victims recovered. He was a single man and has worked at Hill Farms for a number of years. He was an Irishman and was aged forty five years. Shearen was well known and was liked by all the men. He lived alone in a little one story frame house on Dunbar Hill, not far from the mine, and just adjoining the house of his brother, Joseph. He must have taken pride in his bachelor home, for well kept flowers perfumed the air and neatly pruned fruit trees shaded the place. He was a member of the Catholic church. James, another brother and fellow victim, was single also.

BURYING THE DEAD
The Bodies of Shearen and Hay Laid Away
Many Pathetic Scenes

The funeral of the two victims, whose bodies were first recovered, occurred on Wednesday. Shearen, the fire boss was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic church and the funeral was in charge of Father Malady. At 10 o’clock the remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Dunbar. The funeral was attended by a large number of the dead man’s friends and those of his follow workmen who had escaped the great disaster, besides many sight-seers and visitors. Directly across from the cemetery, on the hill stands the home of John McClary, who with his son, Thomas, perished in the mine. When Shearen’s body was being lowered into the grave, McClary’s wife and children, who were sitting on the porch, could not restrain their grief, and their loud sobs were heard clear over to the road.


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

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

THE HILL FARM TOMB

Yields Up Its Dead After Nearly Two
Years of Searching

TWENTY-THREE BODIES FOUND

Death Came Quickly and Painlessly in the
Shape of Black Damp

THE GHASTLY SIGHTS SEEN IN THE PIT

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

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

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


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

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Julia H. SHEBILSKY (1912-1996)

JULIA H. SHEBILSKY

   Julia H. Shebilsky, age 83, of High Street, Mount Pleasant, died Tuesday, July 2, 1996, at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was born Oct. 20, 1912, in Mount Pleasant Township, a daughter of the late William and Julia Klosowski Przyblyski. She was a member of Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church in Mount Pleasant. She had attended the Transfiguration and Hurst High School. She was a member of AARP and had been employed by Robertshaw Controls at New Stanton prior to her retirement in 1965. She is survived by a brother, Marion Shelby of Lemont Furnace; and a sister, Cecelia Przyblyska (Shibilsky). She has several nieces and nephews and several great nieces and great nephews. She was predeceased by six brothers, John, Frank, Felix, Jacob, Joseph, and Michael; and three sisters Nellie Biller, Anna Kurpiel and Veronica Spinella. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mount Pleasant, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Transfiguration R.C. Church. Interment will follow in the Transfiguration Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1996

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Paul SHEEHAN ( -1996)

PAUL SHEEHAN

   Paul Sheehan, 77, of Carmichaels R.D. 1, Pa., died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1996, in Forbes Metropolitan Hospital, Wilkinsburg, Pa. He is survived by two brothers, Bernard Sheehan of Sewickley, Pa., and John Sheehan of Pittsburgh, Pa. There are no services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, Inc., Carmichaels, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1996

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Cornelius A. SHEETS (1852-1911)

FAIRCHANCE, September 18— After a year's illness Cornelius A. Sheets died at his home here today. Mr. Sheets came of a good family and was one of the best known citizens of this town. He served as tax collector and was a member of the school board for many years. Mr. Sheets had been an active member of the I. O. O. F. nearly all his life. Mr. Sheets was born August 21, 1852. He was married to Hannah M. Brownfield, July, 1881. For many years he followed the trade of a brick moulder. He made the first brick that was manufactured at the old Fairchance brick yard. In 1891, while Rev. Joseph Hunter was pastor, he united with the Presbyterian church and had since been a prominent member of that church. His widow and the following four sons survive: Harry A.; Richard R.; Edgar and Clayton. The following sisters and brothers also survive: Marsh Sheets, of Farmington, W. Va.; George Sheets, of Kingwood, W. Va.; Joseph Sheets, of Fairchance; Anna Ridgeway, Emma Simon and Marly L. Sheets, of Laurel Iron Works, W. Va. The funeral services will be held at the Sheets home tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. C. O. Bemies, of McClellandtown, will have charge of the services. Interment in the Fairchance cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, September 19, 1911

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Edgar SHEETS ( -1918)

FULL MILITARY FUNERALS
FOR SOLDIERS HERE

DeShong Funeral at Fairchance Yesterday—
Edgar Sheets Funeral on Tuesday

BODIES FROM OVERSEAS

Remains of William Newcomer, First Company D Boy
To Be Returned, Arrive Home

Article begins concerning Walter DeShong

Edgar Sheets

   The remains of Edgar Sheets, World War hero, who was killed while running a message from platoon to the company commander while serving with Company L, 5th regiment, Marines in France, and was awarded the Croix De Guerre and Citation from the French government and a citation from the Marine Corps for his gallant service, arrived in Fairchance yesterday afternoon and will be buried with highest military honors Tuesday afternoon with services at the Presbyterian church at 2 o’clock. The body was met at the train by the military guard which had attended the funeral of Walter B. DeShong and escorted to the home of his mother in Fairchance.

   Few soldiers in the county had a war record equal to his. Enlisting in the Marine Corps when but 17 years of age he was assigned to the Marine training camp at Paris Island, S. C., and soon rose to the rank of sergeant. Here he won the sharp shooter’s medal making 283 hits out of a possible 300. Because of his exceptional ability he was assigned to the officers’ training school and would have received his commission but for the fact that he preferred to go to France as a private than wait for several months to receive the commission. He was wounded October 4, 1918, and died two weeks later from his wounds.

   Mr. Sheets attended the Fairchance high school and was one of the most popular young men of the community. He entered the service, October 10, 1917. Mrs. Sheets, mother of the hero, received a letter from the Marine headquarters at Pittsburgh last week saying that it would be represented at the funeral. The funeral will be on of the largest held in the county. The service will be in charge of De LaLoma Post No. 15, Veterans of Foreign Wars and will be assisted by members of the Marine Corps from various sections. The firing squad, color bearers and color guards will be Marines. The funeral procession will be headed by a band composed of a number of the county’s well known musicians. Interment will be in the Fairchance cemetery.

Article continues concerning William Newcomer.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 10, 1921, page 1, column 4,
continued to page 6, column 1

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Elizabeth SHEETS ( -1842)

DIED

   — On Saturday last, at her residence in Brownsville, Mrs. Elizabeth Sheets, wife of Mr. Charles Sheets, in the 57th year of her age.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 18, 1842, Vol. III, No. 19, page 2, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Frederick SHEARER died in 1846. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(92)

From "The Democrat" Uniontown, PA 23 April 1846
At his residence, on the 16th of February last, Mr. Frederick Shearer, aged 76 years. The deceased was a useful and much respected citizen. His remains were followed to the tomb by a large concourse of relations, friends and acquaintances.


William M. SHEARER (1855-1942)

WILLIAM M. SHEARER

   William M. Shearer, 86 years old, died at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at his home at 302 East Fairview avenue after an illness of seven months of complications. Mr. Shearer was born at Steubenville, Ohio, October 1, 1855, the son of Daniel and Emily Shearer, both deceased. He came to Mill Run when a boy and resided in that vicinity, until locating in Connellsville 22 years ago. A carpenter by trade, he was preceded in death by his wife, Catharine Shearer, 10 years ago. Surviving are these children: Mrs. Goldie Prinkey of Morgantown, W. Va., Mrs. Hattie Dull of Mill Run, Mrs. Ida Wilcox of Connellsville, Mrs. Lena Whipkey of Morgantown, W. Va., Mrs. Ruth Horner of Dilliner, Mrs. Catherine Beiber of Salem, N. J., Daniel Shearer of Point Marion and William Shearer of Dilliner. There are 46 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon with brief rites at the home at 2 o’clock and a full service at the Mill Run Baptist Church at 2:30 o’clock in charge of Rev. Lester H. Norton, pastor. Interment will be in Mill Run Cemetery in charge of Funeral Director Clyde B. Brooks of Indian Head.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, May 21, 1942, page 2, column 4

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bullet Joseph L. SHEETS died in 1863. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

In Port Washington, Ohio, of Hemorrhage of the lungs, JOSEPH L. SHEETS, formerly of Uniontown, aged 41 years.
He leaves a wife and five children and a large circle of relations to mourn his loss.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Jan. 15, 1863.
Vol. 2, No. 49, Pg. 5, Col. 2.


Luther SHEETS ( -1919)

Hangs Himself In Mow

Luther Sheets, 60 years old, who resides on a farm a few miles from Brownsville, committed suicide early Thursday morning by hanging himself with a rope on the rafter in the haymow of his barn. His motive is unknown. His widow and three children survive.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, April 18, 1919, page 2, column 2

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Sarah Elizabeth SHEETS ( -1861)

DIED

   Nov. 4th, of Diptheria, SARAH ELIZABETH, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah Sheets of South Union township, aged 1 year 10 mos., and 13 days.

Dearest Lizzie thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But ‘tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
Yes, again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled,
Then heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed.  L. S. H.


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

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Annette Zerilla SHEFSICK ( -1996)

ANNETTE SHEFSICK

   Annette “Toni” Zerilla Shefsick, 85, of Mount Pleasant road, Scottdale, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 1996, in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. Family and friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where a prayer service will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Divine Liturgy intoned at 10 a.m. in St. John Byzantine Catholic Church with the Rev. Father John H. Salko as celebrant. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in the church cemetery, next to her late husband. A Panachida Service will be held today at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1996

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Frances Ridgeway SHELBY (1882-1937)

MRS. S. R. SHELBY
STRICKEN FATALLY
DURING VACATION

Death Comes Suddenly At The
Riverside Hotel, Cambridge
Springs, Saturday Night

FUNERAL ON TUESDAY

   Mrs. Frances Ridgeway Shelby, wife of Attorney S. Ray Shelby, died suddenly at the Riverside Hotel, Cambridge Springs, Pa., at 10:45 o'clock Saturday night, August 14, 1937, following a stroke of apoplexy.

   Death came with stunning suddenness while Mr. and Mrs. Shelby were enjoying their annual wedding anniversary-summer vacation at this popular Pennsylvania city. It had been the custom of Mr. and Mrs. Shelby for the past several years to go to Cambridge Springs on their anniversary and this year they observed the event with a quiet dinner on August 8 at the hotel, being joined by a number of friends who have also been in the custom of spending a part of the vacation season at the hotel.

   Saturday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Shelby had gone into the dining room and ordered dinner, Mrs. Shelby apparently in the best of health. The first dinner course had been served when Mrs. Shelby complained of feeling ill. A moment later she collapsed. Physicians were called. She never regained consciousness, however, and death followed at 10:45 o’clock. At her bedside when death came was Mr. Shelby and Mrs. P. V. McFarland, the former Elizabeth Hatfield, sister of former Mayor William C. Hatfield, of Uniontown. Mr. and Mrs. McFarland were spending their vacation at Cambridge Springs, as had been their custom for several years.

   Notified of the tragic end of the vacation, Mr. and Mrs. Emil R. Johnson and Mayor John Q. Adams of Uniontown left immediately for Cambridge Springs. They returned early last evening accompanied by Mr. Shelby. The body of Mrs. Shelby was returned to the home at 16 Charles street, Uniontown, last evening by J. Harry Johnston and Sons.

   Mrs. Shelby was one of the best known women in Uniontown, having come to this city in 1907 and for 11 years prior to her marriage was a teacher of the eighth grade in the Ella Peach schools. Prior to that she had taught school in the public schools of Point Marion and Fayette City. Immediately after her graduation from the Shippensburg State Teacher's college, Mrs. Shelby had taught for a short time in the Beaver public schools, after which she came to Fayette county.

   Mrs. Shelby, who was born February 4, 1882, at Bowie, Md., was the daughter of the late John B. and Eliza Elkinton Ridgway. Mrs. Shelby, during her years as a teacher, was recognized as one of the outstanding teachers of city and county. A woman of exceptional ability in her chose profession and of a deep and understanding nature, she endeared herself to her pupils and to the parents of her young charges.

   Following her marriage to Mr. Shelby at Pittsburgh on August 8, 1918, Mrs. Shelby established her home in Uniontown. She was a devoted wife and mother, her great interest centering in her home and her family. She was active in the work of her church and in community movements. To he associates she was a woman of broad understanding, of a genuinely sympathetic nature, ever eager to aid where she could, though of a retiring disposition to whom ostentation was entirely foreign to her character. She was beloved by all who knew her. She expressed the best in womanhood and homemaking.

   The funeral services will be held from the home at 16 Charles street tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. Donald Kent Johnston, rector of St. Peter's Episcopal church, officiating. Mrs. Shelby had become a member of St. Peter's church when she came to Uniontown 30 years ago and had always taken an active interest in the work of the church. Burial will be in Sylvan Heights cemetery. Pallbearers include Attorney H. Eastman Hackney, Attorney Joseph W. Ray, Jr., James H. Hankins, Joseph E. Shelby, Judge S. John Morrow, Attorney W. Russell Carr, W. D. Ghrist and E. W. Connor.

   Mrs. Shelby is survived by her husband, S. Ray Shelby, who recently retired after 19 years service as a member of the Pennsylvania Public Service Commission, and one daughter Lila Kay Shelby. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Emil R. Johnson of Uniontown, and two brothers, George W. Ridgway of Los Angeles Cal., and Edwin R. Ridgway of Harrisburg.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, August 16, 1937, page 1, column 7,
continued to page 2, column 3


Frances Ridgway Shelby

   Sudden death of Frances Ridgway Shelby, wife of S. Ray Shelby, comes as a tremendous shock to friends who are legion. In earlier years, as a teacher in the public schools, she endeared herself to her pupils through her sympathetic understanding and exceptional ability as an instructor. As a devoted wife and mother, she regarded homemaking as the outstanding opportunity and responsibility of womanhood. In her associations with her friends, in her work within the community, Mrs. Shelby was congenial, compassionate and loyal. She typified the highest type of womanhood and homemaking. Her sudden passing will be sincerely mourned by all who knew her.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, August 16, 1937, page 6, column 1

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Sabina K. SHELCUT ( -1841)

DIED

   On Wednesday last, Miss Sabina K. Shelcut, daughter of Mr. Ezekial Shelcut, of this place, aged 19 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November 1, 1841, Vol. 2, No. 30, page 3, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Mary Viola SHELKEY died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Mary Viola Shelkey, Star Junction, died at 5:40 o'clock Saturday morning, December 18th in her home after an illness of two months.  Death was attributed to complications.
Mrs. Shelkey was 75 years old.  She had spent her entire life in the vicinity of Flatwoods and Star Junction.
Surviving are the following children, Charles E. Shelkey, Smock; J. A. Shelkey, Star Junction; W. C. Shelkey, Uniontown; Mrs. J. W. Sproat, Dawson; Mrs. Ida Barfoot, Dickerson Run; Iva Shelkey, at home.  Nineteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren, five sisters, Mrs. Jennie Addis, Vanderbilt; Mrs. Roxie Wright, Vanderbilt; Mrs. Elizabeth Conn, Uniontown; Mrs. Alice Coburn, Vanderbilt, and Mrs. Blanche Herbert, Vanderbilt, also survive.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon.  There will be a short service at the home at 2 o'clock followed with additional services at the Flatwoods Baptist church.  Rev. Harry Layhew will conduct the services being assisted by Rev. Chilcotte of Star Junction.  Burial will be in the Flatwoods church cemetery.


bullet Anna SHELLEY died in 1944. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(55)

Anna Shelley, 65 years old, widow of Harry Shelley of Scottdale, died August 11, 1944 at her home. Born in Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Mary McCarty McGarry. She came to this country 48 years ago.
Anna Shelley is survived by the following children: John, Jr. of Scottdale, Henry of New Kensington, Mae (Mrs. John) Hampshire of Connellsville, Charles, in the Army, and Mrs. Anna Burrell of Charlotte, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Katie Hanley of Burlington, NJ.


Harry H. SHELLEY ( -1941)

Harry H. Shelley

   Harry H. Shelley, 65, died at 11:15 O’clock Monday night at his home, Scottdale Star Route, after a lingering illness. A former employe of the U. S. Cast Iron Pipe Foundry of Scottdale and later the Briggs Lumber Company of Scottdale, Mr. Shelley had recently been retired. He had been transferred to Scottdale 35 years ago from Burlington, N. J., when employed by the foundry concern. He was a member of St. John’s R. C. Church of Scottdale. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Anna Shelley, and the following children; John of Scottdale, Henry of Everson, Mrs. Mae Hampshire and Mrs. Anna Burell, both of Connellsville, and Charles, at home. He also leaves three brothers and one sister, Frank, John, Charles and Anna Shelley, all of Burlington, N. J. The Funeral will be held Friday with a prayer at the home at 8:30 o’clock and requiem high mass at St. John’s Church at 9 o’clock with Rev. P. J. Graney, pastor, celebrant. Burial will be made in the church cemetery in charge of Funeral Director Milton V. Munk of Connellsville.


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

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Charles SHEPHERD ( -1868)

Obituary is typed as published. Surname is spelled differently.

Died

  SHEPHERDS— In Uniontown, Feb. 12th; of Dropsy, Mr. CHARLES SHEPHERD, aged 83 years, 11 months and 11 days.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 20, 1868, Vol. I, No. 7, page 3, column 4

Contributed by Roy Lockart


James E. ‘Jake’ SHEPHERD, Sr. (1929-2010)

   James E. "Jake" Shepherd, Sr., 81, of Scottdale, formerly of Uniontown, Pennsylvania passed away Sunday, August 29, 2010 in Frick Hospital Mount Pleasant, after a lengthy illness surrounded by his loving Family. He was born on March 6, 1929 in Richmond, Virginia the Son of Robert Shepherd and Eunice Trexler Shepherd. "Jake" was preceded in death by his Wife, Wanda Kapel Shepherd; eldest Son, James E. Shepherd Jr.; Parents; two Brothers and one Sister. He is survived by two Children: Carol Shepherd of Scottdale, Pennsylvania and Fred Shepherd and wife Kathy of Fallston, Maryland; one Daughter- in-Law, Iris Shepherd, Columbia Maryland several Nieces and Nephews. Friends will be received in SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, August 31, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Mark Peachey officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.


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

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Charles R. SHEPLER ( -1997)

Obituary is typed as published. Middle initial is different.

CHARLES E. SHEPLER

   Charles E. Shepler, 78, of Star Route, Scottdale died Saturday in Clearwater Beach, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Hazel G. Kalp Shepler of Connellsville; one daughter, Mrs. Gene (Phyllis) Brooks of Star Route, Scottdale; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, David Shepler of Champion; and one sister, Irma Jane Fencil of Acme. Friends will be received at the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, from 1 to 9 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Wednesday.


Charles R. SHEPLER

   Charles R. Shepler, 78, of Star Route, Scottdale, died Saturday, March 29, 1997 in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Friends will be received at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, Tuesday from 1 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Timothy Sweigart officiating. Interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Saltlick Township.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1997

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Delia SHEPLER (1889-1977)

SHEPLER, DELIA— Age 68 years, of Smock, Pa., died in the Brownsville General Hospital, Monday, June 27, 1977, at 7 a.m. She was born December 11, 1889, in Luzerne Twp., the daughter of the late Pierson and Mary Liston Crawford. She is survived by two children; Mrs. Mary Will, with whom she made her home; Davis S. Shepler of Brownsville, eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; three sisters and one brother: Mrs. Minerva Graham of Pittsburgh, Harry Crawford of Mount Braddock; Mrs. Ada Hackney of Greensburg; Mrs. Bertha Barber of Uniontown. She was predeceased by her husband, David B. Stepler; one son, William Springer, and one daughter, Mrs. Josephine Mitchell. Friends will be received in the Andrew J. Skirpan Funeral Home, 135 Park St., Brownsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. With Rev. Carl Hughes officiating. Interment in Acklin Cemetery, Luzerne Twp.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, June 28, 1977, page 19, column 8

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Laura Mae Solomon SHEPLER (1925-2012)

Shepler, Laura M. 87
Champion

Laura Mae (Solomon) Shepler, 87, of Champion, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in Eicher's family Home, Normalville. She was born May 17, 1925, in Prittstown, a daughter of the late George and Edna (Patterson) Solomon. Laura was a member of Millertown Community Church where she was a member of the Willing Workers Sunday School class and she also taught Sunday School. She was also a member of the choir. Laura also had be attending the Indian Head Church of God for the last few years. Laura was a loving mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and sister. She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her loving children, David Shepler Jr. and wife, Gladys, Audrey Hutchison and husband, James, and James Shepler and wife, Kathy, all of Champion, and Mark Shepler and wife, Susan, of Indian Head; her grandchildren, Lori Shepler, Theresa Richter and husband, Rodney, David Shepler III and wife, Cathy, Kelly Fish and husband, Lucas, Lisa Ward en and husband, James, Leanne Stickman and husband, William, Sarah Hutchison, Laura Shepler, Jimmy Shepler, Andrea Shepler, Rachel Shepler and Cyrus Shepler; her 11 great grandchildren; her great-great- grandchild; her siblings, Audrey Tienney, Charles Solomon and Fred Solomon and wife, Phyllis, all of Akron, Ohio; her sisters-in-law, Erma Jane Fencil, Hazel Shepler and Lillian Solomon; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Laura was predeceased by her husband, David B. Shepler, July 24, 2011; and two brothers, Paige and Fred Solomon. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., at the corner of Route 711 and 146 Municipal Building Road, Melcroft (724-455- 2310), where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Douglas Nolt and Rev. Edward Mikkelsen co- officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Champion.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Sunday, October 14, 2012

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Louisa SHEPLER ( -1870)

DIED

  SHEPLER— In Rostraver township, Westmoreland county, Saturday, 18th inst., Mrs. Louisa Shepler, aged 75 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 23, 1870, Vol. III, No. 24, page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Marie Weimer SHEPLER (1917-1991)

Memory Card:

In Memory of

Marie Weimer Shepler

Date of Birth

February 6, 1917

Date of Death

November 24, 1991

Date of Service

Wednesday, November 27, 1991

Service held from

Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Inc.,

Officiating

Rev. Leroy C. Kesler
Rev. James Bartholomew

Place of Interment

Normalville Cemetery

Funeral Conducted by

Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Inc.,


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Randall Alan SHEPLER (1960-2004)

   Randall Alan “Randy” Shepler, 44, of Goodlettsville, Tenn., formerly of Connellsville died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 24, 2004, in the Skyline Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn. He was born Jan. 24, 1960, in South Connellsville, a son of Nancy Lee Shepler Bryner of Joppa, Md. Randy was a graduate of Connellsville Area High School Class of 1977. He had been a resident of Tennessee for the last five years and worked as fleet manager for Town & Country Ford in Nashville, Tenn. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his stepfather, Ronald Bryner of Joppa, Md., and a brother, Charles Bryner of Joppa, Md. Randy was predeceased by a sister, Kelli Ann Bryner, and a brother, Ronald Bryner Jr. Family and friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Byron Tate Fulton officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, March 28, 2004

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John William SHEPPARD (1902-1996)

JOHN W. SHEPPARD

   John William Sheppard, 93, a lifelong resident of Smithton died Friday morning, May 3, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Gladys E. Thomas Sheppard, one son, William Thomas Sheppard and wife, Sally, of Greensburg, grandsons, Lon W. Sheppard and wife, Virginia, of Freeport, Pa., and Lyn H. Sheppard of Scottdale, granddaughter, Mrs. Donna L. Miller and husband, Craig, of White House, Tenn., great-grandson, Daniel Patrick Sheppard, and great- granddaughter, Megan Lyn Miller. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Friends will be received at the L.L. Barthels Funeral Home Inc. (872-5924), Second St., Smithton, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– November 30, 1902
   Died—– May 3, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1996

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bullet Joseph Paoli SHEPPARD died in 1913. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(137)

TARR - Joseph Paoli Sheppard, another old veteran of the Civil war, died here Tuesday, aged 80 years, one month and 16 days. He was a member of company M., 4th Cavalry, Pennsylvania Volunteers. His wife, Mary E. Sheppard, died a few weeks ago. He is survived by five daughters and one son. He was an uncle of Freeman Sheppard of Mount Pleasant. The children are J. C. Sheppard, of Alverton; Mrs. S. F. Schubler, of Greensburg; Mrs. J. S. Reese and Mrs. Samuel Shaner and Mrs. Willison Geary, of this place; and 19 grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Sheppard were life long members of the Evangelical church. Rev. M. V. B. DeVaux officiated at the funeral in the home of his death at Willison Geary's, this place. Selecting for his text the appropriate scripture 2 Tim., 4th chapter and 8th verse. A lady appointed by the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic placed a beautiful flag in the casket. The gift was appreciated very much by the friends of the old soldier.
On Thursday of last week the body was taken to the beautiful cemetery at Old Bethel near Dawson, accompanied by the bereaved family and officiating minister. Mr. Sheppard was the last of 12 children, all dead.
(October 7, 1913)


Margaret Elaine Mitts SHERAW (1928-2007)

Margaret Elaine Mitts Sheraw, 79 years, of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, went to be with the Lord from Lafayette Manor, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., on Sunday, August 19, 2007. She was born May 25, 1928, in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of Hiram Mitts and Margaret Lehman Stewart. Margaret was a member of the Dunbar Baptist Church. She had been employed as the Catalog Sales Manager for the Sears Roebuck Company, in both Connellsville, and Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Richard "Dick" H. Sheraw; sisters: Lois Jester and her husband, Lee, of Willard, Ohio, and Shirley Ainsley, of Dunbar, Pa.; sister-in-law, Dorothy Myden and her husband, Robert, Vanderbilt, Fayette County, Pa.; nieces and nephews.

Visitation at the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held Thursday, August 23, 2007, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Robert Wrachford, officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, August 21, 2007

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bullet David SHERBONDY Sr/ died in 1880. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(29)

The Keystone Courier
Connellsville, Pa
Friday, May 7, 1880
Page 3, column 1
David Sherbondy Sr., an old and highly respected citizen of this county, died at his residence on the Gregg farm about three miles east of this place, on Sunday evening last, in the eighty-first year of his age. The deceased had been in good health until about a week previous to his death when he caught cold while doing farm work. He became rapidly worse, and died as above stated. The remains were taken to Tarr's station, Wednesday, for burial.

Hildridge S. SHERBONDY (1912-1994)

Hildridge Sherbondy, retired brick layer

   Hildridge “Mick” S. Sherbondy, 81, of Hempfield Towers, Greensburg, formerly of Scottdale, died Saturday, June 11, 1994, in Greensburg. He was born July 15, 1912, in Mendon (South Huntingdon Township), a son of the late John and Ethel Hodge Sherbondy. He was a retired brick layer with more than 50 years service, previously working with the ChemSteel Construction Co. He also worked on various local projects, including Fallingwater. He was one of the original members of the Bricklayers, Masons & Plasterers Union Local 57 of Connellsville. He also was involved in the Civilian Conservation Corps., working in the Cook Forest Park area. Surviving are his wife, Flora B. Cortese Sherbondy, whom he married June 9, 1979; two daughters, Bonnie L. Rock of Greensburg and Darlene Sherbondy of Forest Hills; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Evelyn Landis of Florida; one stepson, Kenneth F. Blackburn of Alverton; and numerous step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Gladys Tray Sherbondy (1979), one brother, John Sherbondy; one sister, Violet Williams; one step-daughter; and two step-grandsons.


SHERBONDY— Hildridge “Mick” S. Sherbondy of Hempfield Towers, Greensburg, formerly of Scottdale, died Saturday, June 11, 1994. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. James P. Cordell officiating. Burial will follow in the Scottdale Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June 1994

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Catharine SHERDON ( -1863)

DIED

SHERDON— At Connellsville, Sept. 1st of Dysentery, Mrs. Catharine, wife of John Sherdon, aged 24 years. Her remains were taken to Mount Savage, Md. for interment.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, September 3, 1863, Vol. 3, No. 30, page 3, column 1

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Yolanda J. Miller SHERMAN ( -1995)

YOLANDA J. SHERMAN

   Yolanda Jean Miller Sherman, 53, of Butler, formerly of Ohiopyle, died Thursday, march 2, 1995. She is survived by one daughter, Theresa June “Toots” Sherman of Butler; one son, John Eric Sherman of Butler; one grandson; and one sister, Mrs. Newlin (Lois) Linderman of Mill Run. Friends will be received in the Young Funeral Home, Butler, Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1995

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Elizabeth V. SHEROKE (1929-2012)

BERLIN, MARYLAND
Elizabeth V. Sheroke

Elizabeth V. Sheroke, age 82, of Berlin, Maryland, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012 in the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born November 6, 1929 in Newboro, Pa., daughter of the late Walter Sheroke and Helen Molek Sheroke. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Sheroke, and sister, Helen Ondrish. Elizabeth was a member of St. Mary’s Star of Sea R.C. Church in Ocean City, Maryland. She is survived by her children, Gabriel Berkovich and wife, Terre, of Spokane, Washington, Jerome Berkovich of Los Angeles, California, Marlene Suzuki and husband, Makota, of Los Angeles, California, Darlene Brown and husband, Steve, of Berlin, Maryland and Charlene McPherson of Chambersburg, Pa.; seven grandchildren; brothers and sister, Gertrude Shirilla of New Salem, Walter Sheroke of Cleveland, Ohio and Theodore Sheroke of Cleveland, Ohio. Friends will be received in DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem on Sunday, September 16, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Monday, September 17, 2012 until 9:30 a.m. when Panachida will be held in the funeral home followed by a Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, New Salem with the Rev. Fr. Jerome G. Botsko officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Macrina Cemetery, Uniontown. Parastas will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Friday, September 14, 2012

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bullet Charles A. SHERRARD died in 1933. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Charles Alexander Sherrard, 10-year-old son of William J. and Jessie Lambie Sherrard, died at the home at 491 East End avenue, Beaver, Pa., Sunday morning, January 1, 1933.
The deceased is a grandson of Alexander C. Sherrard, 111 East Fayette street, this city.  In addition to his mother and father he is survived by one sister, Margaret Sterling Sherrard.
Funeral services were held at 8 o'clock last night in the family home at Beaver with an additional service to be held at the home of his grandfather, C. A. Lambie, 141 Lemoyne avenue, Washington, Pa., this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Burial will be in Washington cemetery.


bullet David A.C. SHERRARD died in 1880. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(29)

The Keystone Courier
Connellsville, Pa
Friday, June 4, 1880
Page 3, column 3
Mr. David A. C. Sherrard an old and highly esteemed citizen of Dunbar township died at his residence near Mt. Braddock Wednesday, in the ninety-eighth year of his age. Mr. Sherrard was one of the pioneers of Fayette County. He spent his entire life time on his farm near Mt. Braddock. His death is deeply regretted by his large circle of friends.


Alma Rath SHERRICK (1924-2002)

Alma "Jane" Rath Sherrick, 78, of Woodcrest Senior Living Community, Scottdale, formerly of Mt. Nebo, died Wednesday morning, May 8, 2002, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born March 17, 1924, in Mount Pleasant, a daughter of the late George W. and Dessie V. Robinson Rath. Jane was a member of the First Baptist Church, Scottdale, and a former member of the AWANA Group and Board of Christian Education.

Jane leaves to cherish her memories, her loving and devoted son, Robert Lee Sherrick and his wife, Joyce, of Smock; three grandchildren, Rachael Hutchison of Englewood, Ohio, Amanda Frye of North Huntingdon and Leigh Ann Sherrick of Bristol, Tenn., and their mother, Tammy A. Dolan Sherrick of Scottdale; three step-grandchildren, Melody LaBella of California, Michael LaBella of Scottdale and Lindsey LaBella of Smock; four great-grandchildren, Derek Frye and Tyler Frye, Natalie Hutchison and Hannah Hutchison; step great-grandchild, Kody LaBella; two brothers, the Rev. George W. Rath of Everson and Kerry Francis Rath and his wife, Jane, of Mount Pleasant; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Alma Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Robert S. Sherrick, who died March 28, 1998; two sisters, Dolores Williams, in 1981, and Rose Nist, in 1987; and two children in infancy, including James Richard Sherrick.

Jane's family will greet friends in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with her pastor, the Rev. James P. Cordell, and her brother, the Rev. George Rath, co-officiating. Committal service and interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery.


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

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bullet Margaret SHERRICK died in 1881. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(47)

SHERRICK-- Near Everson, Fayette co., Pa., November 21, 1881, of typhoid fever, Margaret, wife of Jacob Sherrick, aged 51 years, 4 months and 25 days.
(Genius of Liberty, Dec. 8, 1881)


Marie Halfhill SHERRICK (1925-1996)

Marie Halfhill Sherrick, 70, of Connellsville died Sunday, September 29 1996, in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born in Bullskin Township 15 May 1925, the daughter of Roy and Rose Zimmerman Halfhill.

Surviving are her husband, Ralph D. Sherrick Jr.; a son, Richard Sherrick, at home, and a brother, Howard Halfhill of Pittsburgh.

Friends will be received in the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home Inc., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and until 1 p.m. Friday.


The Herald Standard, Uniontown, PA, September, 1996

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Charles F. SHERROW ( -1996)

CHARLES F. SHERROW

   Charles F. Sherrow, 59, of Uniontown, Pa., and a native of Washington, D.C., died Monday, Oct. 28, 1996, in Uniontown Hospital. He was the son of Frank and Edith Sherrow and is survived by his wife of 35 years, Ruth Duncan Sherrow. Friends will be received in the Dolfi Funeral Home, 136 North Gallatin Ave., Uniontown, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 10 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1996

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Edith J. SHERROW (1911-1995)

EDITH J. SHERROW, 84, of Uniontown, Pa., and a native of Oklahoma died Wednesday in Uniontown Hospital. She is survived by one son, Charles, and his wife, Ruth, of Uniontown. Interment will be in Columbia Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Arrangements are under direction of the Thomas M. Dolfi Funeral Home, 136 North Gallatin Ave., Uniontown, Pa.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– August 11, 1911
   Died—– November 22, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November 1995

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