Fayette County Genealogy Project

Obituaries


Netto D. Durigon SMITHBERGER (1905-1994)

NETTO D. SMITHBERGER

   Netto Durigon Smithberger, 89, of Uniontown died Thursday, Oct. 6, 1994, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born July 17, 1905, in Keisterville, Pa., daughter of the late Joseph P. and Maria Durigon. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence W. Smithberger, four brothers, and two sisters. She graduated in 1924 from Uniontown High School, holds degrees from California Normal School and Kansas City University, was a retired school teacher who taught in Menallen Township and North Kansas City School District, and was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church in Kansas City. She is survived by two sisters, Sara “Sally” Newcomer and her husband, Ewing, of Uniontown, Pa., and Virginia Kifus of Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Teresa Durigon of Detroit, Mich., and Margaret Durigon of Smock, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial Services will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, on Monday, Oct. 10. Interment will follow in Mount Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery, Kansas City. Arrangements are by … (remainder of article missing.)


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1994

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bullet Jessie Ella SMITHENBERG died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(18)

JESSIE E. SMITHENBERG:
Jessie Ella Smithenberg, aged 14 years and 24 days, daughter of Harry Smithenberg, 21 Jefferson street, died at 10 p.m., Thursday, April 30, 1931, in the Uniontown Hospital, following an illness of the last three weeks.
In addition to her father she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Lewis, Continental No. 3, Miss Gertrude, at home and one brother, Harold also at home.
Funeral services will be solemnized Sunday at 10 a.m., in the Elliottsville Catholic church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Mary L. SMITHLEY (1925-2004)

   Mary L. Smithley, 79, of Point Marion, Pa., died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, in Beverly Health Care, Waynesburg, Pa. Born July 6, 1925, at Penn Pitt, Pa., she was a daughter of the late David and Nellie Rogers Hoar. She had worked as a clerk at various retail shops in Point Marion, over the years, and had been an active member, holding a number of different offices, in the Ladies Auxiliaries of the F.O.E. No. 1932, the V.F.W. Post 747, and the American Legion Post 499, all in Point Marion. Surviving are four children and their spouses, Walter "Sonny" and Linda Smithley of Dilliner, John and Bonnie Smithley of Texas, Kenneth Smithley of Carmichaels, Pa., and Judith and Clarence Wade of Dilliner; 11 grandchildren, including Todd Smithley of Nemacolin, who took care of Mary's affairs for the past several years, and a number of great-grandchildren; two sisters, Anna Rimmel of Dilliner, and Rosella Bunt of Point Marion, and their families. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a grandson, Marlon Wade; and a brother, Zedker "Zip" Orr. Friends will be received in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Pastor Edward Woods officiating. Interment follows in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 2, 2004

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Abraham Lincoln SMITLEY ( -1940)

ABRAHAM LINCOLN SMITLEY

   Abraham Lincoln Smitley, Jr., aged 44, died at noon, Wednesday, April 10, 1940, at the family home on Hardy Hill, Dunbar, from an illness of pneumonia. Surviving are his widow and the following children: Lawrence, Dunbar; Mrs. Gertrude Kolat, Dunbar; Mrs. Betty Duckworth, Leisenring 3; Ruth, Imogene, Dorothy and Phyllis, at home; two grandchildren; his father, A. L. Smitley, Sr., and the following brothers and sisters; A. K. Smitley, Bobtown; T. R. Smitley, Gilman, Iowa; P. C. Smitley, Dunbar; J. B. Smitley, Lemont Furnace; Mrs. Frank Wadsworth, Allison; and Mrs. Margaret Gray, Dunbar. The body will lie in state from 1 to 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Franklin Memorial Methodist church, Dunbar, where services will be held in charge of Rev. W. S. Hamilton. Burial will be in Mount Auburn cemetery. Funeral Director is J. T. Burhans.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, April 12, 1940, page 5, column 2

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Ada SMITLEY Headstone (1868-1943)

MRS. ADA SMITLEY—75 years old, died Friday morning at her home at Davidson, near Point Marion. She leaves her husband, Louis; 11 children, Mrs. William Jobes of Clairton, Mrs. James Hall, Mrs. Rebecca Thorpe, Samuel and Louis of Dunbar, Mrs. Charles Beatty of Poland, Mrs. Frances Gouker of Glassport and Mrs. John Nicklow, Mrs. Denune Brooks, Mrs. Daniel Beatty and Mrs. Arnold Klink of Point Marion; 72 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 3, 1944

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Adam K. SMITLEY Headstone (1886-1965)

Adam K. Smitley, 79, of Connellsville Street, Dunbar, died at 10:40 a.m. Sunday in his home. He was born May 5, 1886 at Dunbar, the son of the late Abraham Lincoln and Marjorie Miller Smitley. He was a member of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church, Dunbar, and U.M.W.A. Local No. 6326 and was a former employee of the Shannopin Coal Company, Bobtown, where he was a blacksmith for 19 years.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Dora Taylor Smitley; two daughters, Mrs. John (Dorothy) Papula of Oliver No. 3 and Mrs. James (Thelma) Bryner of Dunbar; two sons, Ray C. Smitley of Uniontown and Norman J. Smitley of Greene County; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John of Shady Grove and P.C. of Dunbar; a sister Mrs. Margaret Gray of Washington D.C.

The body will be at Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar after 7 p.m. today and the services will be held there at 3 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Earl P. Comfer officiating. Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, November 3, 1965

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Albert Samuel SMITLEY, Sr. (1920-1996)

   Albert Samuel Smitley Sr.,70 of Dunbar, died Sunday, April 28, 1996 in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Jan. 27, 1920, in Dunbar, a son of the late Samuel Albert and Blanche Lulu Bodkin Smitley. He was a retired coal miner and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in WWII and the Korean Conflict. He attended Pechin Chapel. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Bohazi Smitley; three sons, Albert S., Jr and his wife Sue of Uniontown, Edward Stephen and his wife Lisa of Lemont Furnace, and Raymond Howard of Vanderbilt; two daughters, Stacy Ann Smitley of Dunbar and Vickie Lynn Smitley of Masontown; a brother, Ernest Smitley of Dunbar; seven grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a brother Howard Raymond Smitley; and seven sisters, Blossom, Jeanette "Dutch", Betty Lou, Dorothy, Jean, Mary, Belle, Leona, and Goldie. Friends will be received at The Burhan-Crouse Funeral Home. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.


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

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Andrew SMITLEY (1930-2004)

   Andrew Smitley, 73, of Fairchance, Pa., died unexpectedly on Thursday evening, April 8, 2004, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born August 8, 1930, in Outcrop, Springhill Township, Fayette County, Pa., son of Bute Smitley and Elizabeth Hiles Smitley. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, Helen G. Smitley, grandson, Charles R. Myers, brother and sister-in-law, Edgar "Peak" and Emma Smitley, sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Leroy Cummings, and sister-in-law, Ethel Smitley. Surviving are his loving son, Anthony "Buck" Smitley and wife Sandra Faye Smitley of Fairchance, Pa.; loving companion, Betty Collins of Fairchance, Pa.; two granddaughters: Kimberly Clark and Robin Mehal and husband Anthony; brothers and sisters: Tom Smitley, Smithfield, Pa., Aretta Jenkins, Masontown, Pa., Claudine Lincoln and husband Sonny of Gans, Pa., and Paul Smitley and wife Judy of Point Marion, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews. The Family will receive Friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, April 13, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with Pastor Lee Roy Edgell officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, April 11, 2004

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Anthony Andrew SMITLEY (1956-2004)

   Anthony Andrew "Buck" Smitley, 47, of Fairchance, Pa., passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Sept. 4, 1956, in Uniontown, Pa., son of the late Andrew Smitley and Helen G. Smitley. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sons, Charles Robert Smitley and Robert R. Smitley. Buck formerly was employed as a school bus driver for Laidlaw Transportation. He also loved spending time with his wife, Faye while she was cooking for their special friend, Darin Myers at Myers Catering and Decorating of Fairchance. Surviving are his loving wife of 24 years, Sandra Faye Myers Smitley, whom he married on July 4, 1980; his children, Kimberly A. Clark and Robin R. Mehal and her husband, Anthony Mehal and grandchildren, William Myers, Shane Myers, Heather Catalogna, Amber Noakes and Katrina Clark. Also surviving are a brother-in-law, Pete Rod Myers, who was considered more than a brother; loving brothers-in-l aw and sisters-in-law; loving nephews and nieces; and loving Granny. The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL Home, 134 West Church St., Fairchance, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, until 1 p.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Jason Lamer officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, August 11, 2004

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Betty B. Herring SMITLEY (1934-2006)

   Betty B. Herring Smitley, 71, of Markleysburg, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2006, in Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born April 22, 1934, in Tridelphia, West Virginia, the daughter of the late James Herring and Naomi (Shaulish) Herring of Markleysburg, Pa. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Herring and a sister, Zelda Guthrie. Betty was a volunteer for Caring People located in Markleysburg, and was employed by Lone Star Restaurant for 45 years. Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Chester C. Smitley; a son, Ricky Smitley, at home. These brothers and sisters, Arlene McCarty and husband, Sheldon, James Herring and wife, Goldie, all of Markleysburg, Pa., Shirley Michaels, and Donald VanSickle and wife, Sheri, all of Friendsville, Maryland, and Carol Hunter and husband, Scott "Buck", of Bruceton Mills, West Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the RODNEY S. TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 254 Main Street, Markleysburg, Pa. today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, January 29, 2006, until 1 p.m. the hour of service with the Rev. Martin Stewart officiating. Interment will follow in Thomas Cemetery, Marleysburg.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, Friday, January 27, 2006

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Blanche Lula SMITLEY (1895-1970)

MRS. BLANCHE SMITLEY

   Mrs. Blanche Lula Smitley, 75, of Dunbar, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday. She was born January 7, 1895, in Dunbar, a daughter of the late Joshua and Sadie Martin Bodkin. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Goldie Thomas of Uniontown, Mrs. Leona Breakiron of Dunbar and Mrs. Dorothy Hughes of Campbell, Ohio; three sons, Albert, Raymond and Ernest of Dunbar; 36 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert and Stoneroad Bodkin, both of Dunbar, and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Hall of Dunbar. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Samuel A., four daughters, two brothers and one sister.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, July 8, 1970, page 4, column 7


SMITLEY— Friends of Mrs. Blanch Lula Smitley of Dunbar, who died Tuesday, July 7, 1970, will be received at the Burhans Funeral Home at Dunbar, after 3 p.m. today and until 1 p.m. Saturday, the hour of the service with the Rev. W. T. Pettengel officiating. Interment in Franklin Cemetery.

Notes from contributor:
   Deceased children—– Blossom G. Lincoln, Jeanette, Betty Lou, Mary, Howard Ray


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, July 9, 1970, page 4, column 27, column 8

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Buell T. SMITLEY ( -1955)

SMITLEY, BUELL T., Aged 57 of Revere, died Wednesday, November 16, 1955, in the Veterans Hospital, Aspinwall. He is survived by these children; Edgar, Hammond, W. Va.; Thomas, Farmington, Mich.; Andrew, Smithfield, R.D. 3; Clyde, Fairchance; Mrs. Areits Jenkins, Smithfield, R.D. 3; Mrs. Dorothy Cummings, Lansing, Michigan; two brothers, David, Smithfield, R.D. 3; Samuel, Winstead; ten grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Smitley. Friends are being received in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Aretia Jenkins, Smithfield, R.D. 3, where services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar, under the direction of the Vance Funeral Home, Smithfield.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, November 19, 1955, page 6, column 8

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Calvin H. SMITLEY, Sr. ( -1949)

SMITLEY ,CALVIN H. Sr.— age 80 years, a resident of Hopwood Crossing and a former resident of Phillips died in the Uniontown Hospital, Thursday morning, September 22, 1949. He was a life long resident of Fayette County, and a Frick Pensioner, he was formerly the janitor of the Phillips School. Surviving are four sons; Elmer Smitley of LaBelle; Calvin H. Smitley, Jr., of Mather; Wilbert E. Smitley of Hopwood and Benny Smitley of Canton, Ohio. Also surviving are two brothers; Harry H. Smitley of Masontown and Edward Smitley of Bridgeport, Pa. Friends are being received in the J. Harry Johnston & Sons, 65 N. Gallatin Avenue after seven o'clock Thursday evening, where services will be conducted Saturday afternoon, September 24, at two o'clock with Dr. Herman H. Will, officiating. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, September 24, 1949, page 3, column 1

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Charles W. SMITLEY ( -1947)

Charles Smitley
Dies in Hospital

Arrange Services For
Oliver Resident

   Charles W Smitley, 58, of Oliver No. 3, died in Uniontown Hospital Tuesday, April 8, 1947, after an illness of four months. Surviving are his widow, Emma Layhue Smitley; eight sons, Charles, Jr., Jesse and Donald, all of Oliver No. 3; Wilbert, Oliver No. 1; Earl and Merle, Both of Uniontown; Ray, U. S. Army, Fort Knox, Ky., and Robert, U. S. Army, Fort Lewis, Washington, D. C.; four daughters, Mrs. Viola Paul, Mrs. Ruth Firestone and Mrs. Dolly Freed, all of Oliver No. 3, and Mrs. Leona Weston, Poland Mines, Pa.; four brothers, Elmer, Labelle; Calvin, Jr., Mather; Walter, Phillips; and Wilbert, Uniontwon, and 22 grandchildren. Friends are being received at the Smitley home in Oliver No. 3, where services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday with Rev. J. L. Carraway, of the Christ Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Park Place Cemetery, under the direction of the Minerd Funeral Home.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 9, 1947, page 1, column 3,
continued to page 2, column 2


SMITLEY, CHARLES, aged 58 years, of House 76 Oliver No. 3, died in Uniontown Hospital Tuesday, April 9, 1947, at 9:25 a.m., after an illness of four months. He was born at Mammouth, Westmoreland county, Penna., son of Calvin and the late Anna Blystone Smitley, pioneer residents of Fayette county. Survived by his widow, Emma Layhue Smitley, and the following children, Wilbert Smitley, Oliver No. 1; Charles Smitley, Jr., Oliver No. 3; Earl Smitley, Uniontown, Penna.; Jesse Smitley, Oliver No. 3; Hay Smitley, U.S. Army, Ft. Knox, Ky.; Merle Smitley, Uniontown, Penna.; Robert Smitley, U.S. Army, Ft. Lewis, Washington, D.C.; Donald Smitley, at home; Mrs. Raymond Leona Weston, Poland Mines, Pa.; Mrs. William Viola Paul, Oliver No. 3; Mrs. James Ruth Firestone, Oliver No. 3; Mrs. Emerson Dolly Freed, Oliver No. 3; 22 grandchildren; also four brothers, Elmer Smitley, Labelle, Penna.; Calvin Smitley, Jr., Mather, Penna.; Walter Smitley, Phillips, Penna.; Wilbert Smitley, Uniontown, Penna. Funeral services will be held from his late home, House 76, Oliver No. 3, Penna., Friday, April 11, 1947, at 2 p.m. with Rev. J. L. Carraway of the Christ Methodist church officiating. Interment in Park cemetery, under the direction of the Minerd Funeral Home. Friends are being received at the late home, Oliver No. 3.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 9, 1947, page 2, column 2

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Charles L. SMITLEY (1922-2006)

   Charles "Bud" L. Smitley, 83, of Tarrs, Pa., passed away Monday, February 13, 2006, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital. He was born December 18, 1922 in Dunbar, Pa., son of the late John Smitley and Elizabeth Matthews Smitley. He was the husband of Betty Dunaway Smitley for 59 years. He was of the Methodist faith. He was member of the American Legion Post 0011 and the Elks Lodge 570 both of Lancaster, Ohio, he was a retired manager of production control for Anchor Glass Corporation. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II and the Korean Conflict. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Randy Smitley of Florence, Kentucky; grandson, Justin Smitley and wife, Jessica of Lancaster, Ohio; great-granddaughter, Breanna Smitley of Lancaster, Ohio; sister, Hope Galderesi of Lemont Furnace, Pa.; brothers: John B. Smitley of Brunett, Texas, David Smitley of Waynesburg, Pa., Robert Smitley and wife, Janice of Logansville, Georgia, Gerald Smitley and wife, Mildred of Hopwood, Pa.; two special sets of in-laws: Harold (Sonny) Dunaway and wife, Betty of Dunbar, Pa. and Raymond Dunaway and wife, Marge of Mount Independence; sister-in-law, Janice Dunaway of Lemont Furnace, Pa. Preceded in death are a sister, Marjorie Cupillo and his parents. Friends and family will be received 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2006, in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville Street Dunbar, Pa. Services at the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, Thursday, February 16, 2006, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Jeffrey Popson officiating. Interment will be at the Sylvan Heights cemetery. Military graveside rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 51 and the North Union VFW Post 8543.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, February 14, 2006

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Charles W. SMITLEY, III ( -2005)

   Charles W. "Snooky" Smitley, III, age 69,of West Leisenring, Pa., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday evening, May 4, 2005 in the Uniontown Hospital. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 38 years, Rebecca "Becky" Denny Smitley; daughter: Carol Jean Williams O"Flaherty and husband William; a son: Charles W. Smitley, IV and his wife Renee Vachino Smitley; five grandchildren; Samuel Williams, Amelia Vachino, Charles Smitley, V, Joshua Smitley, and Joseph Smitley; two brothers: Gerald Smitley and Terry Smitley; a sister: Lynn Miller; several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the THOMAS M. DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, 136 N. Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., on Saturday, May 7, from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday May 8, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Visitation continues on Monday, May 9, 2005 in the Church of Christ, 305 Church Street, Brownsville from noon to 1 p.m. the hour of Service. Additional funeral arrangements will be announced by the funeral home.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 6, 2005

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Charlotta Lowery SMITLEY   (1827-1906)

THE NEWS OF DUNBAR

   Word was received here about 8 o'clock of the death of Mrs. John Smithley, who has for a number of years, resided at the Old Center Furnace. Her death was due to old age, she being in her eighties. The deceased had lived in this locality for more than 40 years. She is survived by her husband and a family of grown children. They are Mrs. Perry Mcclain, Mrs. William Joyce, Lewis, Jacob, Reuben, George and Link. The funeral arrangements had not been made last evening.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, June 20, 1906, page 3, column 1, paragraph 2


DUNBAR

   The funeral of Mrs. John Smitley, who died on Tuesday, was conducted this afternoon from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Joyce, of near Pechin Station.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, June 21, 1906, page 5, column 1, paragraph 13

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Chester Clayton SMITLEY (1928-2011)

   Chester Clayton Smitley, 82, of Markleysburg, Pa. passed away Sunday, January 23, 2011 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV after a long illness. He was born October 19, 1928 in Markleysburg, Pa., the last and youngest sibling of the Smitley family. He was the son of the late Bill and Mary Ellen Hall Smitley. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Betty Herring Smitley, brothers, Earthy, Dan and Daily, sisters, Ethel Kreeps, Lorella Dennis, Isa Fike, Stella and Ida and several nieces and nephews. Surviving is his son, Ricky E. Smitley at home. Chester was a veteran of WWII, stationed in Germany. Friends will be received in the RODNEY S. TURNER FUNERAL HOME, Markleysburg, today 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from Noon to 1 p.m., the hour of the service with Pastor Thomas McCarty officiating. Interment will follow in the Thomas Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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David SMITLEY (1896-1898)

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

David Smitley

White, male, 19 months old
   Born—– September, 1896, Dunbar Furnace
   Died—– March 16, 1898, Dunbar Furnace
   Cause of death—– Pneumonia
   Father– David Bernett
   Mother– Josephine Smitley Bernett


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 138, line 343

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David M. SMITLEY (1929-2006)

David M. Smitley, 77, of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2006, in the Beverly Health Care, Waynesburg, Greene County, Pa. He was born May 7, 1929, in Uniontown, Fayette County, a son of the late John Benjamin Smitley and Elizabeth Mathews Smitley.

He is survived by his wife, Nellie Moore Smitley; children: Benjamin Smitley and wife, Jana of Fla., Barbara Spriggs and husband, Larry of N.C., Sharon and Libby of Ga., David Smitley, Jr. of W.Va., Robert Smitley and wife, Brenda of Ohio, Jerry Smitley and wife of Okla.; brothers: Robert of Georgia, Junior of Texas, and Jerry of Jumonville, Fayette County, Pa.; and sister, Hope Galderish, of Pennsylvania.

His parents and a brother, Buddy, and a sister, Margaret, preceded him in death. Friends and family will be received on Saturday from 1 to 9 p.m., and Sunday until 2 p.m., the hour of Service in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, Dunbar, Pa. Pastor Roger Yeager will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, November 10, 2006

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Delphia Firestone SMITLEY (1914-2003)

   Delphia Firestone Smitley, 88, of Oliver Three, Pa., passed away Sunday, January 12, 2003 in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born in Evans Manor, Uniontown, Pa., March 31, 1914 daughter of Scott Firestone and Maude Ringer Firestone. She was a member of Oliver 3 Mission Church. Her beloved husband of 66 years, Charles "Sam" Smitley Jr., died March 30, 2001. Also deceased are a daughter, Juanita Joyce Finfrock, four sisters, Lavina Wallace, Della Conn, Ruth Adams, Maude Doney, three brothers, Clarence, Scott and James Firestone, and her parents. She is survived by children: Charles Smitley and wife, Becky, of West Leisenring, Pa., Art Smitley and wife, Joyce, of Lower Oliver 3, Lynn and husband, Gary Miller, of Lower Oliver 3, and Terry Smitley and wife, Yvetta, of Oliver 3; 12 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. Friends will be received in the DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, 136 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, January 14, from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m., the hour of Service with Rev. Galen Winebrenner officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 13, 2003

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bullet Dessie SMITLEY died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (93)

Mount Pleasant, Dec. 8, - Dessie SMITLEY, 60, daughter of John M. SMITL EY, died Wednesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. L. WHITE, a t Pleasant Unity. She leaves her father, one sister, and two brothers, R ay of Latrobe and David of New Kensington, and one half-brother, M. B. O VERLY of Florida.
The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at S t. Paul's Reformed Church at Trauger. Interment will be made in St. Lu ke's Cemetery at Pleasant Unity.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pa, Thursday, December 8, 1938, page 6
Obits typed exactly as written.


Donald L. SMITLEY (1934-2008)

   Donald L. Smitley, age 74, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2008, in the Golden Living Center, Uniontown. He was born in Oliver # 3, Fayette County, Pa., on July 12, 1934, the son of Charles Smitley and Emma (Layhue) Smitley. Donald was a Life Member of the West Leisenring Fire Department and also The Valley Sportsman's Club. He was an avid gardener and loved the outdoors! He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 46 years, Rose (Sutyak) Smitley, seven Brothers, Wilbert Smitley, Earl Smitley, Ray Smitley, Jesse Smitley, Robert Smitley, Merle Smitley, and Charles Smitley, and sisters, Leona Weston, Ruth Firestone, Margaret Freed, and Viola Paull. He is survived by his Children: Donald L. Smitley, Jr., and his wife, Linda, of Markleysburg, Fayette County, Pa., Mary M. Smitley, of Uniontown, Pa., Emma I. Matthews and her husband, Brett, of Lemont Furnace, Fayette County, Pa., and Thomas A. Smitley and wife, Colleen, of Uniontown, Pa.; eleven grandchildren: Christina Gray, Dawn Over, Melissa Reynolds, Donald L. Smitley, III, David L. Smitley, Christopher Domico, Amber Domico, Justin Domico, Mariah Matthews, Shannon Smitley, and Aaron Smitley; and 12 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the THOMAS M. DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, 136 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., today, October 20, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, October 21, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and on Wednesday, October 22, 2008, until 11 a.m., at which time Services will begin, with Pastor Gregory Stiver, officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Western Pennsylvania Inc. at 555 Grant Street, Suite 380, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15219, and/or to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Boulevard, Suite 602, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15235.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 20, 2008

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Donald Lee SMITLEY ( -2008)

   Born in Bobtown, Greene County, Pennsylvania, the fourteenth of fifteen children of William and Mary Murphy Smitley. He is survived by his long time companion, Carol Ames; two brothers: Reuben (Bud) Smitley, of Harrisburg, Pa., Fred Smitley, of San Jose, Cal.; and two sisters: Carol Houtz and Darlene Houtz, both of State College, Pa., as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Preceding him in death were brothers and sisters, Charles Raymond, William, Richard, Curtis, Loretta, Herman, Pearl, Myrtle, Lovina (Lovie), and Ben, as well as his former wife, Barbara Spicer Smitley. Donald was a longtime resident of State College having moved here in 1955. He graduated from State College High School, in 1958, after which he attended Pennsylvania College of Technology, in Williamsport, Pa. After completing his training as an architectural draftsman he went to work for Jack W. Risheberger and Associates from 1960-1978. Following that he was employed by the Centre County Housing Authority, in Bellefonte, Pa., from 1978-1983. During this time he developed his own architectural drafting firm and this was his livelihood until his retirement. Donald was an active member of the State College community serving in various positions on the board of Easter Seals, Hemlock Girl Scout Council, and Jaycees (from whom he was chosen Jaycee of the Year and received the Key Man award). He was an Associate Member of the Home Builders Association and served on the Community Development Block Grant Program in the State College Borough. He was a strong advocate for Citizens for Barrier Free Living, Centre for Independent Living and The State Theatre. Despite having muscular dystrophy and eventually using a power wheelchair, Donald believed that each of us has an original way of being human, and he never let his disability define or limit him. He found ways to live life on terms he chose. When encountering obstacles he developed unique ways around them instead of being defeated. Even in inclement weather he trekked from his home at Addison Court to have breakfast at his beloved Corner Room Restaurant. After retiring he traveled to Europe, Belize, Guatemala, and many times to Mexico often spending months on the road. Whatever their status in life, no one was a stranger to Donald. They were just people he hadn't met yet. His inspiring smile beneath his signature Greek fisherman's hat was a common sight around State College especially in the warmer months. He spent many happy hours at the intersection of College Avenue and Allen Street greeting old friends, making new ones and spinning his stories. Many knew him that way even if they never knew his name. Donald was an avid movie fan and really enjoyed playing Hearts on his computer. A bright light has been extinguished in State College and he will be greatly missed by family and friends. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held in the CELEBRATION HALL by Hoag's Catering, 2280 Commercial Boulevard, State College, Pa., on February 15 from 2 to 5 p.m. Internment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The State Theatre, 130 West College Avenue, State College, Pa., 16801, in memory of Donald L. Smitley. A guest book can be signed or condolences sent to the family at www.heintzelmanfuneralhome.com .


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, February 14, 2008

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Donald Ralph SMITLEY, Sr. (1957-2005)

   Donald Ralph Smitley Sr., 48, of Dunbar, Pa., died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. he was born May 20, 1957, in Lansing, Mich., son of Thomas Smitley and Ethel I. Core Smitley. He was predeceased by his mother, Ethel I. Core Smitley and brother, Stanley Douglas Smitley Sr. Surviving are his wife, Ann Smitley of Dunbar, Pa.; his father, Thomas Smitley of Smithfield, Pa.; a son, Donald Ralph Smitley Jr., of Masontown, Pa.; brothers and sister, Thomas E. Smitley and wife, Lynn of Terra Alta, W.Va., Samuel A. Smitley and wife, Darleen of Fairchance, Pa., Robert B. Smitley and wife, Joyce of Oliphant Furnace, Pa., and Sandra K. Smitley Clark and husband, Thomas M. Clark Jr., of Masontown, Pa.; stepchildren, Debra Cook and husband, William of Dunbar, Pa., Susan Huffine and husband, Robert of Travelers Rest, S.C., William Harr and wife, Claudia of South Connellsville, Pa., and Edward Kerr and wife, Sandy of Connellsville, Pa.; and 13 stepchildren. The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church St., Fairchance, Pa., today, (Nov. 4, 2005), until 11 a.m., the hour of Service, with Pastor Lee Roy Edgell officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 4, 2005

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Dora SMITLEY Stone  (1891-1973)

MRS DORA SMITLEY

   Mrs. Dora Smitley, 81, of Dunbar, died at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James I. Bryner of Dunbar. She was born Oct. 14, 1891, at Leith, a daughter of the late Joshua and Dorothy Parkinson Taylor. She was a member of the Franklin Memorial United Methodist Church of Dunbar and the Ladies Friendly Bible Class. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Dorothy) Papula of Oliver 3 and Mrs. James I. (Thelma) Bryner of Dunbar; two sons, Ray C. Smitley of Uniontown and Normal J. of Carmichaels; 11 grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Adam; five brothers and two sisters.


SMITLEY— Friends of Mrs. Dora Smitley of Dunbar, who died Monday, Aug. 6, 1973, may call after 7 p.m. today at the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Maybelle Johnston officiating. Interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, August 7, 1973, page 16, columns 7 & 8

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Eleanor Jean Meason SMITLEY (1918-1991)

   Eleanor Jean Meason Smitley, 72, of Mt. Pleasant RD2 (Bullskin Township), died Thursday, May 23, 1991, in the Frick Community Health Center, Mt. Pleasant. She was born Sept. 29, 1918, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late George Elmer and Mary E. Kemp Meason. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Scottdale, the Senior Philathe a Bible Class, and the Home Department of the church. She was a deaconess of t he church. She was a graduate of Scottdale High School, class of 1936. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Francis Meason;and two sisters, June Shallenberger, and Virginia Tarr. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, George H. Smitley;a daughter,Mrs Anthony(Mary Ann)Tyska of Mt. Pleasant RD2; a son, George R. Smitley of Mt. Pleasant RD2; three grandchildren; and five sisters, Mrs. Iris Smouse and Mrs. Margaret Kurtz, both of New York, Mrs. William(Jane)Smitley of Mt. Pleasant RD2, Mrs. Robert (Lois) Randolph of Scottdale, and Mrs. William (Ann) Ferguson of Scottdale RD1.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Thursday, May 23, 1991

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Elizabeth SMITLEY ( -1890)

SMITLEY—Mrs. Elizabeth Smitley, one of the oldest of Fayette County’s citizens, died at her home in Dunbar last Saturday morning, aged 98 years. She was well known in the vicinity. Her memory remained unimpaired, and before her death often related stories of life in this county a century ago. Her father and mother lived to 104 and 102 years old respectively. The funeral occurred on Sunday.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, March 28, 1890

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Elizabeth J. Matthews SMITLEY (1897-1969)

SMITLEY, ELIZABETH J.— Age 72 years, of Lemont Furnace, died Tuesday, December 5, 1969. She was born February 3, 1897 in North Union Twp., the daughter of the late Charles and Emma Zebley Matthews. She was a member of the Percy Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Margorie) Cipullo of Maple Heights, Ohio; Mrs. Nathan (Hope) Galdersi of Lemont Furnace; five sons, Charles L. of Lancaster, Ohio; John B., Jr., of Woodville, Texas; David M. of Lorain, Ohio, Robert M., Bedford, Ohio, Gerald L. of Hopwood; seventeen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four sisters, Mrs. Edith Rishell of Uniontown, Mrs. Mae Crawford of Lemont Furnace, Mrs. Melissa Triplett of Fla., Mrs. Zelda Hager of Lemont Furnace; three bothers, Robert N., Henry and William C., all of Lemont Furnace. She was preceded in death by her husband, John B., in 1968 and a sister, Mrs. Mary Newcomer. Friends are being received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, after 7 this evening and in the Percy Methodist Church on Friday from 1 to 2 p.m., the hour of service. Rev. Ray Snair will officiate. Interment in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, December 10, 1969, page 37, column 8

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Elizabeth P. SMITLEY ( -1968)

SMITLEY, ELIZABETH P.— Age 77 years, of Smithfield, R. D. No. 3, died Sunday morning, November 3, 1968 in the Spear Convalescent Home, Markleysburg. Surviving are her husband, David Smitley, two sons, William L. and George Lewis, both of Smithfield R. D. No. 3; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; and a sister, Stella Ritenour of Connellsville. Friends will be received in the James B. Vance Funeral Home, Smithfield today from 4 to 9 p.m. and in the Outcrop Church from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, the hour of service with Rev. Charles Provance officiating. Interment will be in the Woodbridge Union Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 5, 1968, page 15, column 8

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Emma Layhue SMITLEY ( -1958)

SMITLEY, EMMA LAYHUE— Aged 64 of House 76 ,Olive No 3, died in Uniontown Hospital Monday June 9, 1958 at 6:20 a.m. after a brief illness. She was born in Vances Mill and was a life-long resident of this area. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles W. Smitley, in 1947. Surviving are the following children: Wilbert, Sharon, Pa.; Mrs. Raymond (Leona) Weston of Jeannette; Charles Junior, Jesse and Mrs. William (Viola) Paull and Mrs. Emerson (Margaret) Freed all of Oliver No. 3; Earl, Ray and Robert of Uniontown; Merle and Mrs. James (Ruth) Firestone of Leisenring 2 and Donald at home, also 43 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. John (Minnie) Spanko of Uniontown; Maggie Baughman, Detroit, Mich. and the following half-brothers and sisters, Myrtle Haupt, Pearl Stuart of Clarksville, Rose Beasley, Violet Minnich of Duquesne; Alverta Rogers and Clarence Layhue, of Monessen, Ruth Augustine and Junior Layhue, Finleyville and Albert Layhue of Cleveland, O. Friends are being received in the family residence after 6 p.m. today until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, the hour of service with Rev. Allan J. Howes, pastor of Asbury Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Park Place Cemetery under the direction of the Victor A. DeCarlo Funeral Home, Uniontown, Pa.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 9, 1958, page 21, column 8

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Emory SMITLEY (1921-2002)

   Emory "Gene"Smitley, 81, of Mount Pleasant,passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002,in Harmon House, Mount Pleasant. Born Feb. 22, 1921, in Elm Grove, he was a son of the late Edward J. C. and Birdist (Jones) Smitley. He spent his childhood years in Bridgeport. He was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Mount Pleasant. He was a graduate of Hurst High School,Class of 1939. Gene was a World War II veteran, having served over five years with the U.S. Army Air Corps, both stateside and in Calcutta, India. He attained the rank of staff sergeant. Prior to his retirement in 1983, he was an order writer for ABB Power Company,South Greensburg. He will be sadly missed by his loving family: his wife of 58 years,Connie M.(Hebenthal) Smitley; a son,Larry G. Smitley and wife, Patricia, of Greensburg; a granddaughter, Julie Dworek of Monroeville; two brothers, George H. Smitley of Scottdale,and Vernon D. "Sam" Smitley and wife, Joanne, of St. Paul, Minn.; two sisters,Dorothy G. Brown of Mount Pleasant and La verne "Muzz" Olinger of N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother,William E. Smitley; two brothers-in-law, Harry "Bud" Brown and John "Rip" Olinger; and two sisters-in-law, Eleanor and Jane Smitley. Friends will be received at the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., 730 W. Main St., Mount Pleasant, from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. His funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home with the Rev. Sherry A. Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,the family suggests memorials be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 822 W. Main St., Mount Pleasant, Pa. 15666, or to a charity of choice.


©The Herald Standard 2002, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, November 23, 2002

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Ernest SMITLEY, Jr. (1956-2010)

Ernest "Ernie" Smitley Jr., 53, of Dunbar, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Dec. 10, 1956, in Connellsville, a son of Ernest Smitley Sr. and Audrey Leonard Smitley. He was a mechanic for Schmitz Tires and was a member of Pechin Chapel and South Connellsville Rod and Gun Club.

Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Tammy Nahar Smitley; children, Leah and Julia Smitley, of Dunbar; brothers, David Lee Smitley and (Barbara), of Dunbar, and Pastor Timothy Smitley (Jonie), of Erie; sister, Nancy Jean Brooks (David), of Dunbar; father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Linda Nahar, of Dunbar; almost grandchildren, Ethan and Lauren; aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rachel; grandmother, Bertie Leonard; and brother-in-law, John Nahar.

Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, with additional visitation from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday in Pechin Chapel followed by a service at 3 p.m. with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will follow in the Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, August 6, 2010

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Ernest SMITLEY, Sr. (1931-2012)

Smitley Sr., Ernest 81
Dunbar

Ernest Smitley Sr., 81, of Dunbar, went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at home. He was born June 12, 1931, in Point Marion, son of the late Samuel Smitley and the late Blanche Bodkin Smitley. He served in the Army for six years during the Korean War. He attended Everson Evangelical Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. His passion was reading God's Word and spending time with his family. He worked as a welder for Hillman Barge. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Audrey Jean Leonard Smitley; children, David Lee Smitley and wife, Barbara Anne, of Dunbar, Nancy J. Brooks and husband, David L., of Dunbar, the Rev. Timothy C. Smitley and wife, Jonie L., of Spring Creek; grandchildren, Leah, Julia, Gina, David, Jessica, Erika, Timothy Jr., Rachel and Levi; daughter- in-law, Tammy Smitley; and nieces and nephews. He was the last member of his immediate family. He was preceded in death by a son, Ernest Smitley Jr.; and 10 brothers and sisters. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with Pastor Kevin Murrell officiating. Military graveside service will be accorded by Amvets Post No. 103, Hopwood. Interment will follow in the Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, December, 2012

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Ethel Elizabeth SMITLEY ( -2002)

   Ethel Elizabeth Smitley, 59, of Dunbar, Pa., died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, in Frick Hospital. She was a homemaker. Surviving are her children, Albert Smitley Jr., of Brownsville, Stacy Smitley of Dunbar, Vickie Fedor of McClellandtown, Steve Smitley of Dunbar, and Raymond Smitley of Dunbar; ten grandchildren; and two brothers, Joe and Steve. Friends will be received in the Burhans-Crouse Funeral Home, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, Pa., on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, from 2 to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, at 11 a.m., the hour of service.


©The Herald Standard 2002, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, October 27, 2002

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Ethel I. SMITLEY (1931-2003)

   Ethel I. Smitley, 72, of Smithfield, Pa., died Tuesday, December 23, 2003, in Mount St. Macrina Manor, Uniontown, Pa. She was born January 29, 1931, in Springhill Township, Pa., a daughter of the late John T. Core and Jane Myers Core. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Stanley Douglas Smitley; one sister; and a brother. She was a member of the Crusade for Jesus Apostolic Church of Springhill Township, Pa. Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Thomas Smitley; five children, Thomas E. Smitley of Terra Alta. W.Va., Samuel A. Smitley of Fairchance, Pa., Robert B. Smitley of Oliphant Furnace, Pa., Donald R. Smitley of Smithfield, Pa., and Sandra K. Smitley Clark of Masontown, Pa.; ten grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and 12 brothers and sisters. The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church St., Fairchance, Pa., today from noon to 4 p.m. Visitation continues on Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, from 9 to 11 a.m., the h our of service, with Pastor Lee Roy Edgell officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa.


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

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George SMITLEY (1877-1900)

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

George Smitley

White, male, 23 years old, single, laborer
   Born—– 1877, Fayette Co.
   Died—– April 29, 1900, Irishtown, Dunbar
   Cause of death—– Consumption


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 164, line 599

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George H. SMITLEY (1919-2004)

   George H. Smitley, 85, formerly of Scottdale and Mt. Pleasant RD2, passed away at 7:35 a.m., Tuesday morning, April 13, 2004, in Harmon House Convalescent Center, Mt. Pleasant. George was born April 11, 1919, in Wyano, a son of the late Edward and Birdist Jones Smitley. He was married to Eleanor Jean Meason Smitley, who passed away on May 23, 1991. George was a loving father, grandfather and brother. He was retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad, where he had worked as an engineer for 39 years, retiring in 1979. He was a longtime and faithful member of the First Baptist Church, Scottdale, where he served as deacon, trustee, choir member and as a member of the Baraca Class. He also was noted as the home run king on the church dartball team. George was a member of the Retired Christian Men and the Bullskin Township Senior Citizens. He had a passion for playing golf and was a member of the Railroad Golf League. George also graduated from Hurst High School. George will be sadly m issed by his devoted family: his children, Mary Ann Tyska and husband, Anthony, and George R. Smitley and wife, Bonnie, all of Mt. Pleasant RD2; three grandchildren, Jeanine Hess and husband, Robert, Jennifer Busato and husband, Michael, and Jason Tyska; two great-grandchildren, Alex and Joselyn Busato; a brother, Vernon "Sam" Smitley and wife, Joann, of St. Paul, Minn.; two sisters, Dorothy Brown, of Mt. Pleasant RD4, and LaVerne Olinger, of North Carolina; a sister-in-law, Connie Smitley, of Mt. Pleasant; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jonathan Edward Tyska, in 1973; two brothers, Eugene Smitley, in November 2002, and William Smitley, in April 1999; a sister-in-law, Jane Smitley, in August 1996; and an infant sister. Family and friends will be received Thursday from 1 to 9 p.m. at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, 724-887-5300, e-mail: fergfh<\@>a1usa.net. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. James P. Cordell officiating. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery next to his late wife. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church, Loucks and Chestnut streets, Scottdale, PA 15683, in memory of George H. Smitley. The family extends a word of appreciation to the kind and good caregivers of Harmon House and Westmoreland Hospice. Love Lasts Forever!


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, April 14, 2004

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Herbert O. SMITLEY ( -2004)

   Herbert O. "Butch" Smitley, 64, of Mather, Pa., died Thursday, March 18, 2004, in Canonsburg General Hospital, Canonsburg. Mr. Smitley was self-employed with Valley Pest Control. In December of 1969, he married Linda Moon Smitley, who survives. Also surviving are four sons, Kevin Smitley of Las Vegas, Nev., Brant Smitley of Graysville, Vernon Smitley of Waynesburg, and Herbert Smitley Jr., of Point Marion; two daughters, Kelly Robinson of New Geneva, and Cindy Nesto of Waynesburg; 11 grandchildren; a sister, Nita Broadwater of Spraggs; and two brothers, Robert "Pinky" Smitley of Carmichaels, and Doug Smitley of Jefferson. Services and interment will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 1477 Jefferson Rd., Jefferson.


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

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Ida Martin SMITLEY ( -1949)

MRS. IDA M. SMITLEY

   Mrs. Ida Martin Smitley, 72 years old, of Uniontown, formerly of Dunbar, died at 5 o'clock Sunday morning after a lingering illness. There are two children, Mrs. Frances Rusche and Smalley Smitley, both of Toledo, Ohio. The body was removed to the Burhans funeral home at Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, February 14, 1949, page 2, column 7


SMITLEY FUNERAL

   The funeral service for Mrs. Ida Martin Smitley, 72, of Unionotwn, who died Sunday morning will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Burhans funeral home at Dunbar. Rev. W. A. Linaberger, Jr., pastor of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church of Dunbar, will officiate. Burial will be made in Franklin Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, February 15, 1949, page 2, column 4

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Isabell Garlock SMITLEY   (1892-1966)

SMITLEY, ISABELL (BELL)— Age 74 years, died in the Uniontown Hospital, July 15, 1966 at 8:30 p.m. She was a member of the Calvary Methodist Church, a member of the D. of A., Connellsville. She is survived by her husband, Benjamin Smitley of 403 Evans St., Uniontown; the following children, John of Uniontown, Mrs. James (Betty) Mason of Mansfield, Ohio; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, one sister, Gertrude Johnson of Uniontown; a brother, Charles Garlock of Uniontown. She was predeceased by a son, Charles, in November 1965. Friends will be received in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., today until 1:30 p.m., the hour of service with Earl P. Confer officiating. Interment in Lafayette Memorial Park.

From the scrapbook of Mr. Robert M. Martin of Dunbar, PA.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, July 18, 1966, page 17, column 8

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Jacob SMITLEY ( -1939)

JACOB SMITLEY

Jacob Smitley, 86 years old, died at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at his home in Mount Sterling. A native of Dunbar he had resided there until a year ago and was well known in northern Fayette County. There are five children, John of Greene County, Reuben and Lincoln of Grays Landing, Mrs. Blaine Provance and Mrs. Alva Hiles both of Dunbar. Two brothers, Lincoln of Dunbar and Reuben of Wyoming also survive. The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Mount Sterling. Internment will be in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, March 17, 1939

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James A. SMITLEY (1892-1950)

SMITLEY, JAMES A., aged 58, of Dunbar, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Friday, February 10, 1950, at 11:20 a.m. Born in Dunbar, August 10, 1892, a son of the late Joseph and Louise Smitley. He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Uniontown and American Legion of Point Marion. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Lottie Hughes of Dunbar; Mrs. Mary Mastihuba of Uniontown; Mrs. Rose Sharpless of Dear Park, Md. Friends are being received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, where services will be conducted Sunday afternoon, February 12, at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Military rites at the grave by the Hughes Post 146 of the American Legion of Dunbar.


©The Herald Standard 2002, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, February 11, 1950, page 5, column 1

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bullet John Albert SMITLEY died in 1923. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

SMITLEY, JOHN ALBERT

John Albert SMITLEY, aged 48 years, died Sunday afternoon in Somerset and will be brought to the home of his brother, Calvin H. SMITLEY, of Phillips, today.  Arrangements for the funeral will not be completed until arrival of the funeral party.  No details were given as to the cause of his death. Herald   Tues. .May 22, 1923.


John B. SMITLEY ( -1908)

Smitley, John B., Dunbar, Oct. 7, aged 83 years, died Tuesday evening Oct. 6, 1908, at the home of his son-in-law James Morris. The deceased was a lifelong resident of Fayette county and a son of Michael Smitley, a veteran of the War of 1812. Mr. Smitley married Miss Charlotta Lowry and she died about two years ago. The following nine children survive: Lewis, Mrs. Mary Morris, Mrs. Hannah McClain, Jacob, George, Lincoln and Mrs. Thomas Jose; Dunbar, Rueben, in the west, and Mrs. William Patterson, Birmingham, Ala. The deceased was a member of the Baptist church.


Newspaper unknown, October 7, 1908

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John B. SMITLEY ( -1968)

John B. Smitley, 68, of Lemont Furnace, died at 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, 1968, in Magee Woman's Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a lingering illness. He was born April 28, 1900 in Dunbar, a son of the late Abraham Lincoln and Marjorie Miller Smitley. He was last employed as an electrician by the U.S. Steel Corp. at Leisenring.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Matthews Smitley; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Marjorie) Cipullo of Logansport, IN, and Mrs. Nathan (Hope) Galderisi of Lemont Furnace; five sons, Charles L. of Lancaster, Ohio, John B. Jr. of Woodville, Texas, David M. of Lorain Ohio, Robert M. of Bedford, Ohio and Gerald L. of Hopwood; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Gray of Virginia State.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Peter C., Adam and Lincoln.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, September 19, 1968, page 28, column 7

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John Benjamin SMITLEY, Sr. (1939-2005)

   John Benjamin "Ben" Smitley Sr., 65 years old, of Dunbar, Pa., passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2005, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born December 2, 1939, in Uniontown, Pa., son of the late John L. Smitley and Maria L. McHugh Smitley. He adored and was adored by his children and grandchildren. He was a friend to all who knew him. John was a member of Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, Juniata Sportsmen's Club, and was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was the owner and operator of Evans Market in Brownsville, Pa., for 17 years, and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sarah Hunt Smitley, his mother Maria McHugh Smitley, a brother Robert (Bob) Smitley and wife, Mary Jean of Dunbar, a beloved son John Benjamin Smitley Jr., and wife, Tammy Jean of Uniontown, a beloved daughter Tammy Smitley Jordan of Lemont Furnace, a daughter-in-law Stephanie Smitley of Hopwood, his grandchildren, who were the light of his life, John Louis Smitley, Belinda Jean Smitley, Tyler Jordan and Julie Nicole Smitley, aunts Madalyn Smitley and Esther Dancer, several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and his faithful companion "Lacey". He was preceded in death by a son, Brian Scott Smitley, his father John L. Smitley and grandparents, Ben and Belle Smitley. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m., August 25, and from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., on Friday, August 26, at the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, Pa. Services will be held at Burhans Crouse Funeral Home, Saturday, August 27, 2005, at 10 a.m., with Pastor Bonnie Hartley officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park.


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John L. SMITLEY (1915-2004)

   John L. Smitley, 88, of Dunbar, Pa., died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, at home. He was born Oct. 19, 1915, in Uniontown, Pa., the son of the late Benjamin H. and Belle Garlock Smitley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Smitley; a sister, Betty Mason; and a grandson, Brian Smitley. He was a member of Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, and was a fabricator with Freuhauf Inc. John was an avid hunter, a member of Valley Sportsmen's Club of Oliver, and the last surviving member of the original Uniontown Racing Pigeon Club. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Maria L. McHugh Smitley; the following children, Ben Smitley and wife, Sarah of Dunbar, and Bob Smitley and wife, Mary Jean of Dunbar; the following grandchildren, John Smitley and wife, Tammy, Lisa Martinchalk and husband, Bobby, Debbie Sager and husband, Todd, Tammy Jordan and Stephanie (Mrs. Brian) Smitley; great-grandchildren, Robert Martinchalk III, John (Louie) Smitley, Todd Michael Sager, Belinda Smitley, Tyler Jordan and Julie Smitley; a sister-in-law, Madalyn Smitley; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the BURHANS- CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions suggested to the Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, 85 Cunningham School Rd., Smock, PA 15480.


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

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Lawrence E. 'Abner' SMITLEY, Sr. (1917-1995)

LAWRENCE E "ABNER" SMITLEY, SR.

Lawrence E. "Abner" Smitley, Sr., 77, of Connellsville, PA, formerly of Dunbar, PA, died Tuesday, February 14, 1995, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville, PA. He was born June 28, 1917, in Dunbar, PA, the son of the late Abraham Lincoln Smitley and Mary Jane James Smitley. He retired in 1980, as a conductor of the B&O RR. Mr. Smitley was a member of the Full Gospel Church of Mt. Braddock. Surviving are his two sons, Lawrence E. Smitley, Jr. of Dunbar and Richard D. Smitley of Connellsville, PA.; four sisters, Betty June Duckworth of Uniontown, PA, Jean Rogers and Dorothy Stefanick, both of Dunbar, and Ohylis (Baby Doll) Smitley of Ohio; three grandchildren, Mark E. Smitley of Dunbar, Jeremy D. Smitley and Caylie L. Smitley, both of Connellsville; four great-grandchildren, Travis Andrew Smitley and Amber Elizabeth Smitley, both of Texas, Ashley Nicole Smitley and Christopher Kirk Smitley, both of Katy, Texas. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Rogers Smitley; his second wife, Virginia Helmick Smitley; two sisters, Ruth Hammett and Gertrude Kolat. Interment in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


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

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Lawrence E. 'Larry' SMITLEY, Jr. (1935-2002)

LAWRENCE E "LARRY" SMITLEY, JR.

Lawrence E. "Larry" Smitley, 66, of Dunbar, PA, died Tuesday, January 29, 2002, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. He was born August 14, 1935, in Dunbar, the son of the late Lawrence E., Sr. and Virginia Rogers Smitley. He was a retired clerk from CSX Railroad with 34 years of service and a graduate of the Dunbar Township High School, class of 1953. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Connellsville, and a member of the South Connellsville Fireman's Club, where he worked as a bartender after retirement from the Railroad. Surviving are his wife of 21 years, Joan A. Smitley, whom he married on January 31,1980; a son, Mark Smitley and a special friend Kim of Dunbar; two stepsons, Ralph A. Miller and his wife, Kathy of Dunbar, and James R. Miller and special friend Cindy of Donagel; a brother, Richard D. Smitley and wife, Louann of Connellsville; grandchildren, Travis and Amber of Bellsville, Texas, Ashley of Dunbar; step grandchildren, James R. Miller, III and Thomas Marengo, both of Scottdale, PA and Amanda and Clayton Perdikaris of Dunbar. Friends will be received in the Burhans-Crouse Funeral Home, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar. Interment in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


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Louis SMITLEY, Sr. Headstone (1865-1955)

SMITLEY, LOUIS SR.---Age 90 years of Springhill Township near Point Marion, died Tuesday, August 2, 1955 in Vincent Palotti Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va., following an illness of several weeks. He was a retired coal miner and a member of Davidson Local 6726 U.M.W.A.

He was predeceased by his wife, Ada Robinson Smitley in 1943. Surviving are the following children; Mrs. Anna Jobes, Mrs. Helen Gouker, both of Clairton; Samuel, Mrs. Birdie Hall, Mrs. Rebecca Thorpe, all of Dunbar; Mrs. Minnie Nicklow, Mrs. Ada Brooks, Louis Jr., Mrs. Silvia Klink, all of Point Marion; and Mrs. Ellen Beatty, Greene County.

Friends are being received in the Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, until 11:30 a.m. Friday, and in the Pechin Chapel Methodist Church near Dunbar from 1 until 2 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. J C Fieshman officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 4, 1955, page 6, column 8

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Louis L. SMITLEY Headstone (1847-1934)

Following a brief illness of pneumonia, Louis L. Smitley, 36 years, a Civil War veteran, died Thursday morning, April 3, 1934, in the home of a son, Louis C. Smitley, at Nemacolin, Greene County. Mr. Smitley resided at Dunbar for more than 50 years, where he was widely known as a blacksmith and gunsmith until his retirement. During the Civil War he served with Co. C of the 14th PA Regiment. He was a member of the Will F. Stewart Post, G. A. R., of Uniontown.

He is survived by five children; William Smitley, Aberdeen Washington; Miss Mary Ellen Smitley, FL; Louis C.; Capt. James L., with the United States Army in the Philippines; and Benjamin Smitley, Prospect Street, Uniontown; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Thomas Jose, of Dunbar; and the following brothers; Jacob Smitley, of Bobtown; George of Dunbar;, Reuben, Sheridan, Wyoming; and A. L. Smitley, of Dunbar.

Following brief services at 12:30 Thursday in the Louis C. Smitley residence, additional services will be conducted at 2:30 in the Dunbar M.P. Church. Rev. David E. Minerd of Connellsville will officiate, assisted by Rev. W. S. Hamilton, church pastor. There will be military services at the graveside in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in charge of the Dunbar post, American Legion.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 4, 1934

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Louise Knox SMITLEY ( -1929)

Aged Dunbar Woman Passes

Mrs. Louise Smitley, 87, died at 3 o'clock, Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lottie Hughes, of Dunbar, R.D. 2, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Smitley, who was born in Accident, Maryland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Knox, had been residing many years with her children; Mrs. Rose Sharyless, Mountain Lake Park, Md.; Mrs. Hughes, James Smitley, Dunbar, and Mrs. Mary Lily, Wynn. There are 21 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at James T. Burhans Funeral chapel, where the body will lie in state at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Floyd W. Reed officiating. Internment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, July 18, 1929, page 2, column 5

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Kathryne L. SMITLEY (1926-1958)

MRS. ALBERT SMITLEY

   Mrs. Kathryne L. Smitley, 32, of Dunbar, R. D. 2, died Sunday morning in Connellsville State Hospital where she had been a patient for the past 10 days. She was born at Revere, Oct. 14, 1926, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene W. Minnick, Uniontown. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Albert S. Smitley; a son, Ronald Edward; three brothers, Melvin Minnick of Uniontown, Robert of Texas, and Eugene in Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Dolores Nicklow of Coolspring and Mrs. Patricia Ann Thomas of Uniontown. The body is at the Burhans funeral home at Dunbar where the funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Miss Minnie B. George of the Pechin Chapel officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, November 10, 1958, page 4, column 5

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Lewis C. SMITLEY ( -1957)

L. C. SMITLEY

  MOUNT PLEASANT— Lewis C. Smitley, 72, of 22 Highland Ave., Mount Pleasant Township, died at Frick Memorial Hospital at 11:30 o'clock Tuesday morning after a lingering illness. He was a member of the Free Gospel Church. He leaves his wife, Mae, three sons, Frederick of Nemacolin, Edward of Cleveland, Ohio, and Bruce of Akron, Ohio, two daughters, Mrs. Lindsay Frederick and Mrs. James Greenwood of Nemacolin; and a brother, Ben Smitley of Leisenring. The body will be at the Riggs funeral home until 2 o'clock Friday afternoon when the funeral service willb e held in charge of the Rev. Wilbur Denny. Interment will be in Sylvan Height Cemetery, near Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, January 9, 1957, page 2, column 4

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Maggie SMITLEY (1891-1893)

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

Maggie Smitley

White, female, 2 years old, sick 5 months
   Born—– August, 1891, Dunbar
   Died—– December 1, 1893, Dunbar
   Father– Abraham Lincoln Smitley
   Mother– Margaret Smitley


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 150, line 94

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Margaret E. Tempest SMITLEY (1914-2002)

   Margaret E. Tempest Smitley, 88, of Normalville, formerly of Hammondville, died Friday, March 1, 2002, in Eicher's Family Home, Normalville. She was born Jan. 20, 1914, in Bridgeport, Pa., a daughter of the late Richard and Emma Pierce Tempest. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Smitley in 1983; three brothers, William, James and Harry Tempest; three sisters, Irene Bellush, Wilma Tempest and Mabel Dropik. She is survived by two stepsons, Leroy Smitley Jr. of Courd D'Elane, Idaho, and Blaine Smitley of Columbus, Ohio; one stepdaughter, Bernice Hall of Connellsville; a brother, Herbert Tempest of Mount Pleasant; one sister, Clara Watson of Hagerstown, Md. Friends will be received in the LUTHER J. GRIMM FUNERAL HOME, Mount Pleasant, today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Wingrove officiating. Private interment will be held in the Green Ridge Memorial Park , Pennsville.


©The Herald Standard 2002, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 4, 2002

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Maria L. SMITLEY (1917-2012)

   Maria L. Smitley, 95 of Dunbar, Pa., died Monday, December 24, 2012 in Jo Ella's Personal Care Home, Scottdale, Pa. She was born February 28, 1917 in South Union Township, daughter of the late Frank B. McHugh and the late Erna (Nehls) McHugh. She was a member of Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church. She worked as a teacher's aide for Connellsville School District. Surviving are her son, Robert D. Smitley and wife Mary Jean, Dunbar; daughter-in-law, Sarah Smitley, Dunbar; grandchildren: John B. Smitley Jr. and wife Tammy Jean, Uniontown, Lisa D. Martinchalk and husband Robert, Dunbar, Debbie Sager and husband Ronald, Vanderbilt, Tammy Lou Jordan, Dunbar, and Stephanie Smitley, Smithfield; great-grandchildren: Bobby Martinchalk, John L. Smitley, Todd M. Sager, Belinda Jean Smitley, Tyler Jordan and Mia, Julie Smitley, and Courtney Firestone; two great - great - grand-children, Marlena Jean Sager and Paisleigh Joan Jordan; sister, Esther Dancer, Uniontown; sister-in-law, Madaline Smitley, Uniontown; special niece, Garnet Crossland, several other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Smitley in 2004; a son, John B. Smitley Sr.; grandson, Brian Smitley; a brother and sisters. Friends will be received 3 to 8, Thursday, December 27 in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar. Services will be held in the Funeral Home, Friday at 9:30 a.m. with Pastor Jeff Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, PA.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 27, 2012

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Marjorie "Madge" Miller SMITLEY Stone  (1860-1928)

MRS. A. L. SMITLEY, SR.

Mrs. A. L. Smitley, Sr., age 68, died at her home at Tower Hill No. 2, Friday night November 23, 1928 at 10:16 o'clock after an illness of a complication of disease. She is survived by her husband and the following children; Mrs. Frank Wadsworth of Republic, A. K. Smitley of Bobtown, Greene County, T. R. Smitley of Oilman, Iowa, Mrs. Joseph L. Flare of DuBois, P. C. Smitley of Merottatown; A. L. Smitley, Jr., Mrs. Margaret Gray, both of Dunbar, and John R. Smitley of Uniontown. Twenty-nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive, together with one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Wilson of Orange City, California and a brother Peter Miller of Scotland.

Funeral services will be held at the home of her daughter Mrs. Robert Gray of Dunbar, this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial services in the Dunbar Methodist Protestant Church at 1:30 o'clock. The Rev. Mr. Vandelman, Rev. Mr. Holtan and the Rev. D. O. Minerd will be in charge. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.

Note from contributor:
  ** Marjorie "Madge" Miller Smitley
   Born—Scotland - 1860
   Husband—Abraham Lincoln Smitley, Sr.
   Children—Adam K., Peter Charles, Sr., Abraham Lincoln, Jr., John B.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November 26, 1928, page 3, column 3

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Mary Ann SMITLEY ( -1946)

SMITLEY, MRS. MARY ANN, aged 73 years, died suddenly Monday afternoon, January 14, 1946, in her home, Route 51, Smock, Pa. She was the wife of Calvin Smitley. In addition to her husband, she is survived by five sons, Charles, of Oliver 3; Elmer, of LaBelle; Calvin, Jr., of Mather; Walter and Wilbert, of Phillips. Funeral services will be held from the late home Thursday, January 17, at 2 p.m., with Dr. Herman H. Will, of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be made in Park Place cemetery, under the direction of J. Harry Johnston & Sons, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 15, 1946, page 2, column 2

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Mildred J. Bezilla SMITLEY (1942-2008)

   Mildred J. Bezilla Smitley, 65, of Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa. Mid passed away Sunday, January 13, 2008, in Saint Clair Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa., after a furious battle with CLL. She was born January 23, 1942, in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., and was a member of St. Joan of Arc Church, Farmington, Fayette County, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Martin V. and the late Freda Martin Bezilla. Mid retired as a cook from Zeb's Pizza & More, of Chalk Hill, Fayette County, Pa. Many will remember her for her cooking and desserts. Mid enjoyed camping at Big Bear Campland, of W. Va., and enjoyed going to Sandbridge Beach, Va. She also waved the terrible towel for the boys in Black and Gold. She will be missed by all who knew her. Mid was married for 49 years to Gerald L. Smitley, Sr. Mid is survived by her children: Freda Lee Kenney and husband, John, of Hopwood, Tammy Darnell and John McMullen, of Hopwood, Gerald Smitley, Jr., and wife, Jami, of Jumonville, Fayette County, Pa., and Jody Crayton and Mick, of Lemont Furnace, Fayette County, Pa. Mid was Bubba to 11 grandchildren: Jesse Kenney, Sarah Kenney and Fiance, Kenny DeLorenzo, Jolene and Scotty Darnell, Jessica and Lauren Smitley, Stephen Klink, and Makayla and Jerry Smitley, and Randy and Jeremy Crayton; great- grandson, Joshua Aidan, and close cousins, the Orawiec Families. Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2008, in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville, Street, Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa. Parish Wake Service will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Funeral Home. Services will be held in St. Aloysius R.C. Church, Ranch Rd. Dunbar, Pa., on Thursday, January 17, 2008, at 10 a.m., with Father James Popochock, officiating. Interment will be held in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar, Pa. Your Support of the Red Cross Blood Bank will be appreciated.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 15, 2008

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Nellie Moore SMITLEY ( -2010)

   Nellie Moore Smitley, 81, of Dunbar, Pa., died Friday, January 15, 2010 in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. Survived by children: David Smitley Jr., Robert Smitley and Brenda, and Barbara Spriggs and Larry, Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, a Great-Great-Grandchild, Nieces and Nephews. Friends will be received on Sunday, January 24 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St. Dunbar, PA. Services will be held at 3 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Saturday, January 16, 2010

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Nancy SMITLEY (1856-1897)

Information taken from the obituary published in the local newspaper.

Nancy Smitley

Age 41, white female, married, worked as a domestic
   Born—– 1856, Fayette Co.
   Died—– July 21, 1897, Dunbar
   Cause of death– During Confinement


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Saturday, January 16, 2010

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Peter C. SMITLEY (1893-1968)

Peter C. Smitley, 73, of Dunbar, was dead on arrival at Uniontown Hospital at 6 a.m. today. He was born Sept. 30, 1893, in Dunbar, a son of the late Abraham Lincoln Smitley and Margaret Miller Smitley. He was a member of the United Mine Workers and was last employed by the J.H. Hillman Coal and Coke Co. He was a member of Franklin Memorial Methodist Church of Dunbar.

Surviving are three sons P.C. Jr. of Uniontown, Thomas of Akron Ohio, and Jack at home; three daughters Mrs. Vincent (Agnes) Maher of Dunbar; Mrs. Ernest (Mildred) DeBlasio Jr. of Connellsville; Mrs. Lawrence (Millicent) Churray of Dunbar; thirteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister Mrs. Margaret Gray of Washington D.C. and a brother John of Lemont Furnace.

He was preceded in death by his wife Jean Ann, in 1959. The body will be the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar after 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Interment in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, August 7, 1967, page 13, column 5

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Richard D. 'Dick' SMITLEY (1940-2004)

RICHARD DALE SMITLEY

Richard D. "Dick" Smitley, 63, of Connellsville, Pa., passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2004, in his home. He was born July 25, 1940, in Dunbar, a son of the late Lawrence Smitley and Virginia Rogers Smitley.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Smitley, and his father-in-law, Louis Schroyer. He is survived by his wife, Louann Schroyer Smitley of Connellsville; son, Jeremy Smitley of Connellsville; daughter, Caylie Smitley of Connellsville; mother-in-law, Nancy Schroyer of Connellsville; brother-in-law, Mark Schroyer and his wife, Rose, of South Park; two aunts, Dorothy Stefanik and Betty Jean Duckworth; and nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, July 10, 2004, until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Cemetery.


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

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Patty SMITLEY (1894-1895)

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

Patty Smitley

White, female, 18 months old
   Born—– March 3, 1894, Oliver, Fayette Co.
   Died—– September 3, 1895
   Cause of death—– Cough
   Father—– Clavin H. Smitley
   Mother—– Mary Ann Smitley


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1

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Sadie SMITLEY ( -1936)

MRS. SADIE SMITLEY

   Mrs. Sadie Smitley, 66 years old, died Thursday, September 3, 1936, at 12:50 o'clock at the home of her brother, John Wilson of Hardy Hill, Dunbar. Surviving are the following; three sons, David and Buell of Outcrop, Samuel of Virginia; brothers, William, Edward, Clark and John Wilson of Dunbar, Erskin Wilson of Outcrop; sisters, Mrs. Minnie Beatty of Dunbar, Mrs. Martha Payton of Donora; also seven grandchildren. A brief funeral service will be conducted at the Wilson home Sunday at 1:30 o'clock, followed by a full service at the Burning Bush parish house. Rev. Raymond Hitchcock of Vanderbilt will officiate. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery, in the charge of Funeral Director Charles C. Mitchell of Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, September 4, 1936, page 5, column 4

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Samuel Albert SMITLEY (1890-1958)

SMITLEY, SAMUEL ALBERT— Aged 63, Dunbar, died Monday afternoon, November 24, 1958, in the Veterans Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born December 4, 1890 in Dunbar, he was the son of the late Louis and Ada Mae Robinson Smitley. He was a veteran of World War I. He is survived by his wife, Blanche Smitley; three sons and four daughters: Albert, Ernest and Raymond, Dunbar; Mrs. Goldie Thomas, Uniontown; Mrs. Dorothy Hughes; Ohio; Mrs. Janet Sines, Morgantown, W. Va.; Mrs. Leona Leapline, Dunbar; twenty-six grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; one brother, Louis, Jr., Pt. Marion; nine sisters, Mrs Anna Jobes, Clariton; Mrs. Mary Ellen Beatty, Ohio; Mrs. Rebecca Thorpe, Uniontown; Mrs. Birdie Hall, Dunbar; Mrs. Minnie Nicklow, Masontown; Mrs. Thelma Gouker, Glassport; Mrs. Emma Dennis, Mrs. Sylvia Klink and Mrs. Ada Brooks, all of Point Marion. Friends are being received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, where services will be held Friday at 3 p.m., with Miss Minnie B. George officiating. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, November 26, 1958, page 44, column 8

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Sarah C. SMITLEY Headstone (1853-1929)

SARAH C SMITLEY, wife of Louis L Smitley of Dunbar, died at the home of her son, B H Smitley, 326 Prospect Street, Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock of complications. Mrs. Smitley had spent virtually all her married life in the vicinity of Dunbar, but three weeks ago came to the home of her son.

She is survived by her husband and the following children; J W Smitley, of Aberdeen, Wash., Mary Ellen at home, Lottie of Washington, Lewis of Nemacolin, James of Fort Wright, N Y and B H of Prospect Street.

Two children, George and Nettie, preceded her in death. Eleven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren also survive. Brief funeral services will be held in the son’s home, Sunday afternoon with additional services in the Dunbar Methodist Protestant Church at 2:30 o’clock. The Rev. D E Minerd will have charge of the services. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, December 27, 1929

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Samuel Martin SMITLEY ( -1968)

Point Marion
Man Charged
With Murder

   A Point Marion man has been charged with the murder in the death of a relative. Dead is Samuel Smitley, 66, of Lake Lynn, R. D. 1. Lodged in the county jail on a general charge of murder was 25-year-old William Robert Smitley of Point Marion. Samuel Smitley was dead on arrival at Uniontown Hospital last evening. State Police said William Smitley struck him with his fist during an altercation about 5 p.m. outside the Willaim Smitley home. The murder charge was filed by Springhill Twp. Constable Warren Stewart before Justice of the Peace Andrew F. Ponick of that township.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November 4, 1968, page 6, column 4


SMITLEY, SAMUEL MARTIN— Age 66 years, of Lake Lynn R.D. No. 1, died Sunday, November 3, 1968. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are a son, Paul Samuel Smitley of Chestnut Ridge; a daughter, Mrs. Claudine Brownfield of Pt. Marion, R.D.; seven grandchildren; and a brother, David Smitley of Outcrop. Friends will be received in the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Pt. Marion, after 12 noon today, and until 2 p.m. Wednesday,the hour of service with Rev. Kenneth Krause officiating. Interment will be in the Old Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 5, 1968, page 15, column 8

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Teresa M. SMITLEY (1897-2001)

   Teresa M. Smitley, 103, of Hopwood, Pa., passed away Monday, May 28, 2001, at her home. She was born August 19, 1897. She was "Mom Smitley" to many she loved and who loved her. Teresa was a member of Hopwood Free Methodist Church. Her husband, William Clyde Smitley, predeceased her. She was the mother of Pastor M. Jean Parry of Hopwood, Pa., and William C. Smitley of North Versailles, Pa.; grandmother to David Parry of Douglasville, Georgia, and Bonnie Duncan of Lancaster, Pa. She has three great-grandchildren: Matthew, Tommy, and Elizabeth. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Pa., on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Visitation continues Friday, June 1, in Hopwood Free Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Services will be held at 11 a.m. with Rev. William Moull officiating. Interment will follow in Braddock Cemetery, Braddock, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2001, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, May 29, 2001

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Thelma Jean SMITLEY ( -1938)

Grim Reaper Ends Controversy Over
Custody of Little Girl. Case Was To
Have Been Heard Tuesday in Court.

   Death superseded Fayette county courts in preceedings recently instituted by a father to force his parents-in-law to relinquish posession of his little three-year-old daughter whom, he claimed had been “abandoned” by her mother. As the result of a writ of habeas corpus allowed by Judge W. Russell Carr, on petition of the father, Earl Smitley, Oliver No. 3, the little girl, Thelma Jean Smitley, was to have been brought before the court at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning for a hearing in the case.

   Last Friday afternoon, after a brief illness from complicatins, Thelma Jean died in Uniontown hospital and, instead of standing before the bench in an effort to unravel the domestic entanglement, the estranged father and mother stood, Sunday, and watched the grave close over their little daughter who was to have become the storm center in the legal proceedings to determine her custody. In his petition, the father declared his wife, now living in Charleroi, had “abandoned” the little girl at the home of her parents, John and Mary Trimbath, Phillips, “and has been wandering about the country for quite some time.” For this reason, he set forth, he believed he was entitled to his daughter's custody. The funeral services were held Sunday from the Trimbath home, house 77, Phillips.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, June 21, 1938, page 9, page 3

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Thomas P. SMITLEY (1921-2009)

Thomas P. Smitley, age 87, of West Leisenring, Pa., died Thursday, June 25, 2009, in the Mount Macrina Manor, Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He was born August 3, 1921, in Dunbar, Pennsylvania, the son of Peter Charles Smitley and Jane Reed Smitley. Thomas was an Electrician employed by Miller Electric. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the European Theatre of Operations and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 47 in Uniontown, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters and three brothers: Agnes Nahar, P.C. Smitley, Don Cameron Smitley, Jack Smitley and Millicent Churry; also infant brothers and infant sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Viola Gardner Smitley; one daughter, Lynette McKnight and her husband Joe, Valiate, New York; three step-children: Bill and Cheryl, Carol, and Keith; one sister: Mildred DeBlasio of Butler, Pa.; grandson, Jeffrey Yocabet whom he and Viola raised; three grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME at 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Pa., on Sunday, June 28, 2009, from 2 to 9 p.m. and Monday, June 29, 2009, until 3 p.m., the hour of Service with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, where Military Honors and Rites will be accorded by the General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103, Hopwood.


Updated 06/26/2009 12:20:05 AM EDT

Thanks to the nurses and staff of Mount Macrina Manor where Thomas was a guest and made many Friends.


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

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Thomas SMITLEY (1924-2010)

   Thomas Smitley, 85 of Smithfield, Pa. passed away on March 2, 2010. He was born December 30, 1924 in Dunbar, Pa., son of the Buell Smitley and Elizabeth (Hiles) Smitley. Preceding him in death were his parents, wife, Ethel I. Core Smitley, two sons, Donald Smitley and Stanley Smitley, two brothers, Andrew and Edgar Smitley and sister, Dorthy Cummings. Tom was a WW II U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Crusade for Jesus apostolic Church, VFW Post 747 and American Legion Post 499. Surviving are his four children, Thomas E. Smitley and wife Lynn, Adah, Pa., Samuel A. Smitley and wife Darleen, Fairchance, Pa., Robert B. Smitley and wife Joyce, Oliphant Furnace, Pa. and Sandra K. Smitley Clark and husband Thomas M. Clark, Jr., Masontown, Pa.; many grandchildren and great grand- children; sisters, Aretta Jenkins, Masontown, Pa. and Claudine Lincoln, Smithfield, Pa.; brother, Paul Smitley, Point Marion, Pa. and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa. on Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday, March 5, 2010 until 11:00 a.m. the hour of service with Pastor Stanley Waybright officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa. with Military Rites being accorded by VFW Post 747 and American Legion Post 499.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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Virginia P. SMITLEY (1918-1977)

MRS. LAWRENCE E. SMITLEY

Mrs. Virginia P. Smitley, 58, of Church Hill, Dunbar, was dead on arrival at Connellsville State Hospital at 8:45 p.m. Monday. She was born Oct. 22, 1918, in Dunbar, a daughter of Dora Baker and the late Joseph A Rogers. She was a member of the Full Gospel Church of Popular Grove. She is survived, in addition to her mother, by her husband Lawrence E. Smitley, Sr.; two sons, Lawrence E. Smitley, Jr. and Richard Dale, both of Dunbar; two grandchildren and three brothers, Joseph M. Rogers, and Clyde E. Rogers, both of Dunbar and Donald R. Rogers of Connellsville. She was preceded in death, in addition to her father, by one brother, James A. Rogers. Burial in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, April 5, 1977

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Walter Melvin SMITLEY, Jr. ( -1927)

WALTER MELVIN SMITLEY, JR.

   Walter Melvin Smitley, Jr., aged two years, two months and nine days, died Tuesday morning, March 8, 1927, at 5:15 following a three weeks’ illness from pneumonia. Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Smitley, the child is survived by one sister, Virginia Alice and a brother, James William. His grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Smitley of Phillips, where the child died and also his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Shult of Brandonville, also survive. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 9, 1927, page 3, column 2

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William R. SMITLEY (1943-2007)

   William R. "Bill" Smitley, 63, of Point Marion, Fayette County, Pa., died Sunday, February 18, 2007, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia. He was born on April 18, 1943, in Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., the son of the late Louis and Sadie Thorpe Smitley. He attended the Nilan Apostolic Church, and had been employed for 17 years at Sterling Faucet Corp., in Morgantown. Predeceased are two brothers, Randall and Edward Smitley, and a sister, Ella Lambert. He is survived by his wife, Roberta McAllister Smitley; four children, Robert Brownfield, of Gans, Fayette County, Pa., William Charles Brownfield, Roxanne McCourt, and Elizabeth Green, all of Point Marion; two step-children, Diane Cummings, of Gans, and Paul Brownfield, of Point Marion; 16 grandchildren; five brothers, Adron Smitley, of Orrville, Ohio, Rupert "Mike" Smitley, of Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa., Charles "Chug" Smitley, of Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa., and Marvin Smitley, of Point Marion; and four sisters, Betty Corob, Rose Aron, and Sarah Johnson, all of Point Marion, and Joann Rimmel, of Dilliner, Greene County, Pa. Friends will be received in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 11 a.m., the Hour of Service, with the Rev. Charles Ruble, officiating. Interment follows in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, February 20, 2007

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Zelma Cole SMITLEY ( -2006)

   Zelma Cole Smitley, 77, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., formerly of West Leisenring, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Friday, August 11, 2006, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia. She is survived by children: Cheryl Kremer and husband, Niel, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., Merle Smitley and wife, Verna, of Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa., Mary Ann Kovach, of Uniontown, Donna Smitley, of Uniontown, Jeff Smitley and wife, Lisa, of Uniontown, and Candy Smitley, at home; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Joseph Cole, of Uniontown; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Thomas M. Dolfi Funeral Home, 136 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the funeral home.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, August 13, 2006

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Mike SMIZIK (1904-1995)

SMIZIK, MIKE— Friends will be received in the Frank Burkus Funeral Home, Mill and Centers streets, Millsboro, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional viewing will be held Wednesday, Jan. 11, in Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Main St., West Brownsville, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. when Funeral Services will be held with Rev. Fr. Joseph Cervo as celebrant. Interment will follow in Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church Cemetery, Centerville Borough. Parastas will be held in the funeral home today at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Fr. Samuel Smolcic officiating.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– October 20, 1904
   Died—– January 7, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January 1995

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Frank SMODIC, Sr. (1928-1995)

FRANK SMODIC SR.

   Frank J. “Babe” Smodic Sr., 66, formerly of Scottdale, died Tuesday, July 4, 1995, at Monsour Medical Center, Jeannette. He was born Sept. 19, 1928, in Gates, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Edna Krall Smodic Jr. He graduated from German Township High School in 1946. After graduation, he was drafted into semipro baseball and played with the Big 10 Baseball League, the Brewers and the Paris Ball Club in Paris, Texas. He played professional ball before getting drafted in the Army. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 240 of Scottdale and was founder of the Legion Baseball Team. He was a member of the American Slovenian Citizens Association. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church of Scottdale. Prior to retirement, he was best known for his floor-covering business located in Kingview. He was also widely known as the general contractor of residential homes. In addition, he was employed with U.S. Steel at Maple Creek for more than 25 years. Surviving are his wife, Ellie Smodic of Youngstown, Ohio; four children, Frank J. Smodic Jr. of Scottdale, Sonya Lowe of Ruffsdale, Dale J. Smodic of Danville, Ill., and Donald J. Smodic of Scottdale; one grandson, Matthew W. Smodic; eight granddaughters, Stefanie, Lindsey and Rebecca Lowe, Amber Smodic, Rhett and Hart Smodic and Natalie and Victoria Smodic; his previous wife of 33 years, Ida Klanchesser Yankovic; one brother, William J. Smodic of Wilmington, N.C.; three nephews, William J. Smodic Jr., Daniel Smodic and Robert Smodic; and nieces Sandy Tylka and Christine Sarckhoff. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at MURPHY-CARUSO MEMORIAL HOME, 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. A funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Emil Payer as celebrant. The Rosary Society of St. John’s will recite the rosary in the funeral home today at 2:15 p.m. A parish wake service will be held in the funeral home at 8:15 p.m. today. Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Church Cemetery, Scottdale.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1995

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Calvin SMOKE (1870-1932)

CALVIN SMOKE’S FUNERAL
WILL BE HELD TONIGHT

   Calvin Smoke, 61 years old, who died suddenly Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. Dunston, 219 East Fairview avenue, was born June 8, 1970, at Lundy’s Lane, Canada, a son of the late John and Catherine Smoke. He came to the United States when he was quite young. A jeweler by trade Mr. Smoke had been employed by F. B. McKinley of Washington, pa. also at Hollywood and Pomona, Cal. He and Mrs. Smoke came here last July from Hollywood to resident with Mr. and Mrs. Dunston, the last named being a niece of Mr. Smoke. Mr. Smoke was married in 1889 to Miss Catherine Mills of Toronto, Can. To this union one daughter, Mrs. Lenora Bryan of Lancaster, n. Y., survives. Mrs. Smoke died in 1919 and later Mr. Smoke was married to Miss Ida Maude Mills, a sister of his first wife. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Shakespeare Encampment of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and the Knights of Pythias, all of Washington, Pa., and the Knights of Malta of Pittsburg. Besides his wife and daughter, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. L. B. Schmitz of East Fairview avenue, Connellsville. A service will be held tonight at 8:30 o’clock at the Dunston home with the Knights of Pythias and Knights of Malta of this place in charge. Rev. L. A. Schultz, pastor of the First United Brethren Church, will offer prayer. The body will be taken to Washington, Pa. Saturday and removed to the First Christian Church where a prayer service will be held at 2:30 o’clock. Interment will be in a Washington cemetery. Funeral Director Charles C. Mitchell will have charge.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, January 1, 1932, page 6, column 3

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Josephine Vererka SMOLA (1890-1969)

MRS. JOSEPHINE V. SMOLA

   Mrs. Josephine Vererka Smola, 78, of 105 Highland Ave., Fairmont, North Huntingdon township, died in the Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, Tuesday morning. She was the widow of James V. Smola. Mrs. Smola was born in Czechoslovakia March 16, 1890. Surviving are four sons, James, at home, Frank and Joseph, both of Irwin, and Edward, of Hahntown; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Anna Cipra, Jeannette.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 2, 1969, page 23, column 7

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

Mike Smoley, aged five, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Smoley, of Keisterville, died at 12:30 Saturday morning, from a kidney infection.  Besides his parents, he is survived by three brothers, Steve, George and John, all at home.
Funeral services will be conducted starting at the home Monday afternoon at two o'clock.  From there the funeral cortege will go to the New Salem Greek Catholic church.  Burial will be in New Salem at the church cemetery.
(Genius - 8/11/1934)


Steve J. SMOLKA (1915-1994)

STEVE J. SMOLKA

   Steve J. Smolka, 79, of Broad St., Greensburg, and a native of Everson, died Thursday in Integrated Health Services of Greensburg. He is survived by a son, Greg Smolka of Mount Pleasant; brothers and sisters, Joseph Smolka and Thomas Smolka both of Youngwood, Albert Smolka and Ann Smolka White both of Greensburg, Mary Smolka Golek of South Greensburg, and Mrs. Justin (Josephine Smolka) Pierantozzi of Monongahela; and his very good friend, Shirley Healy of Greensburg. Friends will be received in the Jay B. Peterson Funeral Home, 408 Depot St. at North Fifth St., Youngwood, today from 12 noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 11:30 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– April 5, 1915
   Died—– October 13, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1994

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Frank SMOLLEY ( -1921)

KISSES WIFE GOODBYE;
HE LATER DROWNS

While bathing in the Monongahela river, Brownsville, Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, Frank Smolley, 30 House No. 35, Lilly Works, drowned. His body is now in the Kisinger mortuary pending the completion of funeral arrangements. Smolley is survived by a wife and two children. Friends made an unsuccessful attempt to rescue him. Prior to leaving his home yesterday afternoon his wife told Smolley that she had a strange premonition that something might happen. The unfortunate husband, cheering the woman, kissed both her and the children good-bye. “Don’t worry; I’ll be home” he said.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 8, 1921, page 8, column 5

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Joseph A. SMORADA ( -1974)

SMORADA, JOSEPH A. — Age 85 years, of House 242, Oliver, died Wednesday, May 1, 1974 at 11:30 a.m. in Uniontown Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary in 1956. He is survived by one son, Louis of Oliver No. 1; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Helen) Churilla of Oliver, with whom he made his home; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Marie Yungerova in Czechoslovakia. He was preceded in death by a son, George in 1972, and a brother, Louis in 1966. He was a member of St. Mary’s R. C. Church, the Holy Name Society, UMWA Local 6548. Friends are being received in the Haky Funeral Home, 139 W. Fayette St., today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 9 a. m. when a prayer service will be held followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s R. C. Church at 9:30 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Fabian G. Oris as celebrant. Interment will be in the Church Cemetery. Parish and the Holy Name Society will recite the Rosary today at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 3, 1974, page 23, column 8

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Josephine J. Fiffick SMORADA (1917-2011)

   Josephine J. (Fiffick) Smorada, age 94, of Uniontown, Pa., died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at the Mount Macrina Manor Nursing Home. She was born on January 16, 1917 in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of the late Andrew M. and Johanna (Franchok) Fiffick. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 603 N. Gallatin Ave., Extention, Uniontown, Pa., on Sunday, April 24, from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 25, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.; and on Tuesday, April 26, until 9:15 a.m. when Prayers of Transfer will be said. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Saint Mary (Nativity Roman Catholic Church, with Rev. Father Stephen R. Bugay as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mount Macrina Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 21, 2011

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

JOHN SMOREK
John Smorek of House 19 Thompson No.2, died at 10:30 o'clock Sunday night June 37, he would have been 62 years old.
His wife, Theresa Smorek preceded him in death July 26, 1931.
Surviving are three children, Mrs. Anna Burns and Joseph Smorek, at home; Stephen, Detroit; two grandchildren; two sisters, Anna and Mary and a brother, Stephen, residents of Europe.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Joseph Lymon SMOTHERS ( -1944)

J. L. SMOTHERS

   Joseph Lymon Smothers, 70, lifelong resident of Brownsville, died Sunday at his home there.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 6, 1944, Page 7, column 8

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Mary Jane SMOTHERS ( -1959)

SMOTHERS, MRS. MARY JANE— Aged 97 years, of House 227, Edenborn, died Saturday evening, September 5, 1959 in her home. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Winnie Booker of Edenborn; Mrs. Carrie Hunt of Cleveland, Ohio; five grandchildren, Robert and William Lancaster of Edenborn; Owen Lancaster of Masontown; Rev. S. E. Lancaster of Aliquippa; Mrs. F. W. Thompson of Pittsburgh; twenty-seven great grandchildren; thirty great- great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Friends will be received in the home of a grandson, William Lancaster, House 81, Edenborn, after 5 p.m. today. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Antioch Baptist Church, Edenborn, with the Rev. Christine Giles and Rev. J. S. Brack officiating. Interment will be in the Green Lane Cemetery, Brownsville, under the direction of the Lantz Funeral Home, Uniontown.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, September 8, 1959, page 15, column 7

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bullet Mrs. R. E. SMOUSE died in 1917. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

Mrs. R. E. Smouse, a sister of L. Mitchell of Charleroi, died at her home in Newell following an illness of several weeks. She is survived by her husband, infant son, her parents Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Mitchell, four sisters and three brothers. Funeral services will be held from her late home on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment will be in the California Cemetery. (The Charleroi Mail - 9/17/1917)


bullet Edgar J. SMUTZ died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Edgar J. Smutz, Connellsville, secretary of the board of trade of that city, died in the Uniontown hospital at 5:15 a.m. today after a long illness.
The well known Connellsville man had been ill for some months and was rushed to the Uniontown hospital recently when his condition became more serious. He became unconscious late Wednesday afternoon and failed to recover.
He is survived by his widow, Mary Ellen Oglevee and two daughters, Frances Roberta, instructor in the Western State Teachers' college, Kalamazoo, Mich., and Mary Elizabeth, teacher in the junior high school, Connellsville.
Funeral services under the direction of the C. C. Mitchell Funeral company, will be announced later.
(Standard - January 27, 1938)


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

SMUTZ, MRS.  SARAH
Mrs. Sarah SMUTZ died at the home of her son, I. C. SMUTZ, in New Haven, at 1 o’clock Sunday morning, October 11th, 1891, aged 76 years.  She had been bedfast for about a year prior to her death.  She leaves two sons, I. C. and Chris SMUTZ, both of New Haven.  Mrs. SMUTZ had been a member of the Presbyterian church for 50 years.  Funeral services were held at the residence of her son I. C. SMUTZ, on Tuesday, at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. W. A. EDIE.  Interment at Vanderbilt.  
Courier  Friday Oct. 16, 1891


Margaret Whetsel SMYTH ( -1949)

MRS. MARGARET SMYTH

   Mrs. Margaret Whetsel Smyth, 92, died at 10:45 o'clock Wednesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna McClelland, in Chew street, Uniontown. Married twice, her first husband, George Whetsel, died in 1908, and her second husband, David Smyth, died in 1936. Three sons, Harry, Walter and George Whetsel, also preceded her in death. Besides her daughter she is survived by one son, Lewis Whetsel of Uniontown; two stepsons, Clifford Smyth of Washington, D.C., and Clyde Smyth of Bruceton Mills, W. Va.; 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Gleason funeral home with Rev. Earl P. Confer, pastor of the Central Christian Church at Uniontown, officiating. Burial will be made in Park Place Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, July 28, 1949, page 2, column 3

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Robert H. SNEAD (1869-1929)

ROBERT H. SNEAD

   Robert H. Snead, aged 60 years, a son of the late Robert and Sarah Ann Snead, died at his home, 16 West Church street, Tuesday evening, at 7 o’clock of complications. Mr. Snead was born at Freedom on August 8, 1869. He had spent virtually all his life in Uniontown. He succeeded his father in the fence business. In 1905 Mr. Snead moved to Xenia, Ohio, where he engaged in the plumbing and electrical contracting business until 1921 when he retired from business and returned to Uniontown because of ill health. During the World war Mr. Snead served as a civilian inspector of the Quartermaster Corps at Jeffersonville, Ind., inspecting miscellaneous supplies for the government. He was a member of Will F. Stewart Post No. 180, Sons of Union Veterans, and the Civil Legion of that organization, and also was a member of Phoenix Rebeccah Lodge No. 74, of Xenia, Ohio. In 1895 Mr. Snead was married to Laura Etta Lewellen, a daughter of the late George W. and Sara Elisabeth Lewellen, who survives him together with the following sisters: Mrs. Sara W. Burke of Uniontown, Mrs. J. Frank McPherson of Lynchburg, Va., Mrs. Walter Sloan Best of Youngstown, Ohio, and Mrs. Charles W. O’Neal of Uniontown. Funeral services will be held in the home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with the Rev. E. A. Hodil officiating assisted by the Rev. D. E. Minerd of Connellsville. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, October 23, 1929, page 3, column 3

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

John Sneddon, 77 years, 10 months and 28 days old, died Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at his home at Tarr.
Mr. Sneddon was a former resident of Mount Pleasant.  He is survived by the following children:  Mrs. H. S. Foust, at home; mrs. A. B. Reisinger, of Trafford; Mrs. J. W. Reisinger, of Blairsville; Alex, of Uniontown, and John, of Aliquippa, and the following brothers and sisters; Archie of Smithdale, William of Utah, Iowa, Walter of Anita, Matthew of Altoona, Miss May of Philadelphia, Mrs. John Crawford of Reynolds and Mrs. Jane Bland of Youngstown.
The funeral services were held yesterday at 2 o'clock at the home, in charge of Rev. Cook.  Burial in Mount Lebanon cemetery.
(newspaper dated January 26, 1935)


William SNIDER ( -1931)

WILLIAM SNIDER

   William Snider, aged 73, lifelong resident of South Brownsville, died Tuesday night of complications. Mr. Snider was an employe of the Monongahela railroad for many years. He is survived by one son, Warren Snider, one daughter, Mrs. Louise Wolford and one brother, Chris Snider, all of South Brownsville. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the home with Rev. E. H. Grenlee officiating. Burial will be in the Bridgeport cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 22, 1931, page 11, column 3

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John Milton SNODERLY ( -1935)

JOHN M. SNODERLY

   Word has been received by relatives here of the death in Knoxville, Tenn., of John Milton Snoderly, cashier of the Knoxville post office, and one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of this city. Mr. Snoderly is a member of the Schnatterly clan of this section and last summer attended the annual Schnatterly reunion held at Midway Park, visiting while here in the J. M. Schnatterly home, Morgantown road, and winning many friends during his brief stay. Mr. Snoderly was 57. He was a native of Union county and entered the U. S. Postal service at Maynardville as rural mail carrier April 2, 1902. He became a letter carrier in Knoxville in 1906, later being promoted to clerk and finally to cashier in 1924. He lived at 4618 North Broadway, Fountain City, was a member of Central Baptist church, Fountain City, and Bright Hope Masonic Lodge and Fountain City Council 124, Junior Order. Death came suddenly from heart trouble. Mr. Snoderly is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nile Snoderly; three sons and three daughters; one brother and two sisters.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 7, 1935, page 12, column 6

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Ethel 'Grace' SNOWDON (1927-2005)

   Ethel 'Grace' (Maust) Snowdon, 77, of Uniontown, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. She was born February 18, 1927, in Uniontown, Pa., a daughter of the late Harry Porter and Gertrude D. (Rankin) Maust. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Snowdon in October 1985. Ethel was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Harry L. Snowdon and his wife Sharon of Uniontown; two grandchildren, Jeffrey Jason Snowdon and his wife Anna and Shelby Snowdon and Patrick Kelley, all of Uniontown; three great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Jason Snowdon, Jr. and twins Skylar Elizabeth Snowdon and Savanna Rose Snowdon; two sisters-in-law, Alice Blake of Uniontown and Jessie Rankin of Farmington; and several cousins. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME, INC., a Dignity Memorial Provider, 603 North Gallatin Avenue Ext., Uniontown, today from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, until 11 a.m., when a service will be held in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gerald Capan officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.


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

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A. D. SNYDER (1867-1901)

A. D. Snyder

White, male, 34 years old, clerk
   Cause of death–Cancer
   Born–1867 Lower Tyrone Twp.
   Died–September 21, 1901


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 229, line 140

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A. Mae SNYDER ( -2007)

A. Mae Snyder
Dover, Del.

A. Mae Snyder, of Luther Towers, Dover, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 77. She was born in Acme, the daughter of the late Charles and Erna Brown Snyder. Ms. Snyder was employed for many years as a home health care aide. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, camping, quilting, and music, and had a great love of the outdoors. She had a great sense of humor and will be remembered as a generous and caring person. Mae especially loved spending time with her family, and was proud of the fact that she independently raised her four children. She is survived by three sons; Thomas Wayne Boring and his wife, Pat, and James H. Boring, all of Clarksville, Tenn.; Charles P. Boring, of Newark; a daughter Charlotte Stepnowski and her husband, Stan, of Dover; two brothers, Clyde and Curtis Snyder, both of Acme; three sisters, Janet Kalp, of Acme; Hazel Hoffer, of Scottdale; and Martha Brock, of Raeford, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be held 8 p.m. Friday Nov. 9, at MATTHEWS-BRYSON FUNERAL HOME, 123 W. Commerce St., Smyrna, where friends may call at 6 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to either: the American Lung Assoc., 1021 Gilpin Ave., Suite 202, Wilmington, DE 19806 or the American Diabetes Assoc., 100 W. 10th St., Suite 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, November 9, 2007

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Abraham L. SNYDER ( -1906)

ABRAHAM L. SNYDER
Former Springfield Man Died at Hicksville, Ohio.

   Abraham L. Snyder, a former resident of Springfield township, died at Hicksville, O., on Wednesday night. He was over 70 years of age. Mr. Snyder was born in Fayette county, near Normalville. He was a veteran of the 16th Pennsylvania Calvary, under Captain Mont Brooks. He moved to Ohio about 1872. Deceased is survived by his widow and four daughters, Sadie, Mattie, Alice and Dot, all being married except the latter. Three brothers, Dan, George and Adam Snyder, also survive him. He was a nephew of U. D. Snyder of Connellsville.

Notes from contributor:
   Wife–Lanah M. Snyder
   Father–Jonannes Schneider
   Mother–Catharina Schneider


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, February 9, 1906, page 1, column 5

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Alberta Firmstone SNYDER (1921-2008)

   Alberta F. Snyder, 86, of Bullskin Townshp, Fayette County, Pa., died Thursday, March 27, 2008, in Sunshine Estates Personal Care Home. She was born May 21, 1921, in Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa., a daughter of the late William C. and Zella M. Mills Firmstone. Alberta was a member of Central Fellowship Church. She is survived by three sons, Kenneth D. Snyder and wife, Rebecca, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., Louis Firmstone, of Ohio, Harry Firmstone and wife, Barbara, of Connellsville; two daughters, Jane Ann McFadden and husband, Curt, of Bullskin Township, and Cheryl Anderson and husband, Ron, of Connellsville; 10 grandchildren, Brian Maceyak, Miki Ann Martucci, Jason Snyder, Tyler McFadden, Harry Firmstone, Scott Firmstone, Lori Shrum, Tony, Stevie and Renee Firmstone; numerous great-grandchildren; one sister, Leona Forys, of Vanderbilt, Fayette County, Pa.; two brothers, Bob Firmstone, of Detroit, Mich., and Al Firmstone, of Pulaski, Pa.; other family members, Thomas Maceyak, of Scottdale, and Connie McKlveen, of Bullskin Township; special friends Pat Konieczny and Ruby Nicklow, both of Bullskin Township. In addition to her parents, Alberta was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth D. Snyder; a son, William H. Snyder; a granddaughter, Kelli Maceyak Dzambo; a sister, Zella Donadio, and a brother, William Firmstone. Friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, Friday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 10 a.m., the hour of the service, with the Rev. Ray Keefer, officiating. Interment will follow in Kingwood Cemetery, Kingwood.


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

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Althea B. Beggs SNYDER (1915-2006)

   Althea B. Beggs Snyder, 91, formerly of Lemont Furnace, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Tuesday evening, October 17, 2006, in the John Kane Regional Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born January 28, 1915, in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa., the daughter of the late Robert Beggs and Helen Coleman Beggs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles R. Snyder in 1978, and her sister, Harriett. Althea was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She dearly loved her family! She is survived by her loving daughter, Janice S. Oglevee and husband, William, of Uniontown; her grandchildren, whom she adored: Sharon Hernandez and husband, Nario, of Columbus, Ohio, W. Douglas Oglevee and wife, Misty, of Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa., Susan Mullen and husband, George, of Westminster, Maryland, Rebecca Oglevee and Angel Lagoe, of Pittsbrugh, Pa.; her great- grandchildren, whom she cherished: Ryan Mullen, Tyler Mullen, Daniel Mullen, Phillip Oglevee, Travis Oglevee and Brooke Oglevee; brothers: Richard Beggs and wife, Phyllis, of Washington State, Harry Beggs and wife, Mary Ann, of Columbia, North Carolina, William Beggs and wife, Phyllis, of Largo, Florida, and numerous loving nieces and nephews. Private visitation and funeral services for the family will be held followed by private interment in the LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa. Arrangements have been entrusted to the STEPHEN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME AT 71 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, UNIONTOWN, PA.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, October 20, 2006

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Anna Mae SNYDER (1906-2001)

Memory Card:

In Memory of

Anna Mae SNYDER

Date of Birth

July 21, 1906

Date of Death

May 4, 2001

Date of Service

Monday, May 7, 2001

Service held from

Brooks Funeral Service
Connellsville, PA.

Officiating

Rev. Paul Freidhof

Place of Interment

Mt. Nebo Cemetery

Funeral Conducted by

Brooks Funeral Service
111 E. Green St.,
Connellsville


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Anna Marie SNYDER (1923-1994)

ANNA SNYDER

   Anna Marie Snyder of Depot Street, Mount Pleasant, died at her residence. Surviving are her husband, Hubert Snyder, one son, George Snyder of Mount Pleasant; one daughter, Linda Vecchio of Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, Donald (Denver) Hudec of Norvelt and Dean Hudec of Mount Pleasant; three sisters, Margaret Hebenthal of Mount Pleasant, Mrs. Walter (Dolores) Remaley of Alverton and Mrs. Ed (Elma) Johnson of Cleveland, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday under the direction of the Eugene G. Saloom Funeral Home Inc., Main Street, Mount Pleasant.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– April 3, 1923
   Died—– May 19, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May 1994

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Arthur I. SNYDER (1918-2007)

   Arthur I. Snyder, age 88, a former resident of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, died peacefully Friday, April 27, 2007, in The Covenant of South Hills. He was born June 16, 1918, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, the son of Jack and Sophia Snyder. Mr. Snyder was President of the Art Snyder Sanitary Supply Company, which he founded in 1949. He enjoyed 50 years in the business, the last 20 with his son, Howard. The "Speedy" logo was well known in the community for many years. Mr. Snyder was very active in community affairs. He was past President of Temple Israel and the Uniontown Rotary Club. He was past Chairman of Israel Bonds. He served on the Board of Directors of many organizations: the Uniontown Jewish Community Center, Uniontown Jewish Federation, B'nai B'rith, Uniontown Chamber of Commerce, Greater Uniontown Industrial Fund, Uniontown YMCA and the Uniontown Country Club. He was a member of the Fayette Lodge 228 F. & A. M. and The Valley of Uniontown Masonic Bodies. Mr. Snyder served as a Captain in the United States Army during World War II and was stationed in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister, Helen Snyder Weinberg. Mr. Snyder is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Helen Newmark Snyder; a son, Howard Snyder, and a daughter, Jill Snyder Perlman and her husband, Dr. Reid Perlman. He was devoted grandfather and "Papa Art" to Carrie, Rachel and Jonathan Snyder Port. He is also survived by a brother, Ed Snyder and his wife, Janet; brother-in-law, Herb Newmark; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the J. HARRY JOHNSTON FUNERAL HOME, 65 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, today, April 30, 2007, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Services will begin at 11 a.m., with Rabbi Sion David, officiating. Interment will follow in the Hebrew Association Burial Grounds, Hopwood, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Additional Services will be held this evening (Monday, April 30) at 8 p.m. in the UNIONTOWN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER, 406 West Main Street, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and on Tuesday evening, May 1, at 7 p.m. at THE COVENANT OF SOUTH HILLS, Bower Hill Road, Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Temple Israel, c/o Uniontown Jewish Community Center, 406 West Main Street, Uniontown, Pa., 15401.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, April 30, 2007

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Beverly F. SNYDER (1936-2004)

   Beverly F. Snyder, 68, of Acworth, Ga., and formerly of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at her residence. She was born on June 8, 1936, in Uniontown. Her mother, Dorothy Swaney, preceded her in death. Beverly was the wife of Gene Snyder of Acworth, Ga.; the beloved mother of Beverly Pachatsko and her husband, Richard of Masontown, Pa., Carole Boyer and husband, Bryan of Philadelphia, Pa., John Clark, Jr., and wife, Tammy of Roswell, Ga., Bonnie Culver and husband, Sean of Hiram, Ga., ad Dan Clark and wife, Lisa of Acworth, Ga.; the loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren; and the beloved great-grandmother one great- grandchild. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, A Dignity Memorial Provider, 603 North Gallatin Ave., Ext., Uniontown, on Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., when a service will be held in the Stephen R. Haky Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, October 6, 2004

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Blanche Elizabeth Tracy SNYDER ( -2004)

   Blanche Elizabeth Tracy Snyder, 91, formerly of Lake Lynn, Pa., died Tuesday, January 20, 2004, in Millenium Health Care Center, Camp Springs, Md. She is survived by the following children: Abraham Snyder III and wife, Lucile of Fredericksburg, Va., Clarke Snyder of Clinton, Md., Arletha Snyder Butler and husband Ben of Fairfax, Va., James Snyder and wife, Mildred of Clinton, Md., and Linda Snyder Jones of Upper Marlboro, Md.; 13 grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; one sister, Mary Tracy Kimbo of Lake Lynn, Pa.; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Services were conducted at the Matthews Memorial Baptist Church, 2616 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., S.E., District of Columbia, Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 11 a.m.


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

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Brian M. SNYDER (1974-2003)

Brian M. Snyder
Rostraver Township

Brian M. Snyder, 28, of Rostraver Township, died Friday, July 4, 2003, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, as the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born Sept. 23, 1974, in Carroll Township, a son of James H. Snyder, of Rostraver Township and Mary Phyllis (Bondi) Snyder Leuschen, of Richmond, Texas. Brian worked with his father in the family business, R&J Carpet Cleaners. His family was very proud of his musical ability and his work in producing CDs. He was a C.O.R.E. organ donor. In addition to his parents, survivors include two brothers, James Brett Snyder, of Pittsburgh, and his twin, Brandon Charles Snyder, of Rostraver Township; his maternal grandmother, Madeline A. Bondi, of Prescott, Ariz.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JAMES C. STUMP FUNERAL HOME INC., 580 Circle Drive, Sweeney Plan/Rostraver Township, where service will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Lubic officiating. Interment will follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery, Rostraver Township.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, July 7, 2003

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Carrie R. Lehman SNYDER Headstone (1924-2003)

Carrie R. Lehman Snyder, age 78, of Sebastian, Florida, and formerly of Uniontown, Pa., who was born in Dunbar, Pa., died Sunday, February 2, 2003, in Sebastian, Florida. She is survived by two daughters: Roberta Snyder of Barefoot Bay, Florida, and Patricia Snyder Kuhner of Sebastian, Florida; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Esther Lehman Cooper of Dunbar, Pa.

The Family will receive friends in the Thomas M. Dolfi Funeral Home, 136 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., on Thursday, February 6, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional arrangements will be announced.


Carrie R. Lehman Snyder, 78, of Sebastian, Fla., formerly of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, in Indian River Memorial Hospital, Vero Beach, Fla., following a brief illness. She was born in Dunbar, Pa., on June 2, 1924, daughter of the late John Lehman and Daisy Martin Lehman. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a cafeteria worker for the Uniontown Area School District for ten years. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, and the Top's Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ira C. Snyder on Nov. 21, 1971; a daughter, Karen Seese; and brothers and sisters, Milton Warren Lehman, Nell McClintock, Eva Hostetler, Margaret Stewart, Frances Hennen, James Lehman, Jessie Lehman and Gwendolyn Harding.

She is survived by her two daughters, Roberta Snyder of Barefoot Bay, Fla., and Patricia Kuhner and her husband, Albert of Sebastian, Fla.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Esther Cooper of Dunbar, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends will be received in the DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday, Feb. 7, from 9 to 10 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Thomas Whitehead officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


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

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Catherine Marie SNYDER ( -1938)

SNYDER SERVICES

   Brief funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Marie Snyder, aged 22, of Adah, who died Monday, November 21, 1938, in Uniontown hospital, will be held at the family residence at 10 o’clock Thursday morning, followed by the main rites in Church Hill church, McClellandtown. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Snyder leaves her husband, Emerson Snyder; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Jenkins, Sr., and three brothers, William, Robert and Roger, Jr., all of Adah. Funeral director is T. L. Sangston, McClellandtown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, November 23, 1938, page 12, column 2

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Charlene Dee Imler SNYDER (1953-2011)

   Charlene Dee Imler Snyder, 57, of Kissimmee, Florida and former resident of Uniontown, Pennsylvania lost courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, January 23, 2011. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by Family. She was an adoring wife, loving mother, exceptional daughter and an extraordinary woman who touched many lives with her sensitive and caring nature. She will be profoundly missed! She was born May 4, 1953 in Fukuoka, Japan the daughter of Charles Imler and Loretta Wong Imler. Charlene was the oldest of six siblings. On August 13, 1977, she married Daniel Snyder. Charlene was preceded in death by her father, Charles. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Daniel Snyder, Kissimmee, Florida; her daughter, Mia Crossland Lopez and husband Kirk of Lake Arthur, Louisiana; son, Nathan Snyder of Kissimmee, Florida; daughter, Tara Snyder of Tampa, Florida; daughter, April Seymour and husband Christopher of Minneola, Florida; five grandchildren: Ashley Lopez, Danielle Lopez, Garrett Lopez, Hailey Seymour and Sydney Snyder. She is also survived by her sisters and brothers: Cheryl Culler of Ormond Beach, Florida, Richard Imler of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Michael Imler of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Phillip Imler of Ormond Beach, Florida and Melissa Villarreal of Ormond Beach, Florida; along with many nephews, nieces and great nieces. Service was held Saturday, January 30, 2011 at 12 Noon in the HOLY REDEEMER CHURCH, 1603 North Thacker Avenue, Kissimmee, FL 34741. Following the service, there was a Celebration of Life at the Eagles Club Aerie 4048 in downtown Kissimmee, Florida.


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

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Charles A. SNYDER ( -2003)

   Charles A. Snyder, 79, lifelong resident of Scottdale, Pa., Veteran of the United States Navy Gunners Mate 3rd Class who served during World War II aboard the NTS, AGC PAC and the AGC, New Orleans, Louisiana, and retired Foreman from United States Steel Corporation's Clairton Coke Works, died Saturday evening, January 31, 2003 in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville, Pa. He is survived by three sons: Charles Robert Snyder, New Kensington, Pa., Ronald Paul Snyder and wife Marjorie, Scottdale, Pa., and Gary L. Snyder and wife Sue, Mount Pleasant, Pa.; grandchildren: Leslie Snyder and Brian Snyder, Ross Snyder and Paul Snyder, Andrew Snyder and Kevin Snyder; great granddaughter, Lilly Snyder; sisters and brothers: Ruth Snyder Smalley, Scottdale, Pa., Dorothy Snyder Walton, Desert Hill, Arizona, Katherine Snyder Taylor, Mount Pleasant, Pa., Kenneth Snyder, Amhurst, Ohio, Jacob R. Snyder, Austin, Pa., and Elaine Snyder Smith, Mount Pleasant, Pa. Family will greet Friends in the Frank Kapr Funeral Home Inc., 417 West Pittsburgh Street, Scottdale, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, February 3, until the Service at 10 a.m.


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

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Charles E. 'Skip' SNYDER, Jr. (1935-2004)

   Charles E. "Skip" Snyder Jr., 68, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Friday, July 16, 2004, in Mount Macrina Manor, with his family at his side. Skip was born Sept. 15, 1935, in Hopwood, Pa. He was retired from Bell Atlantic, a member of Jefferson Lodge No. 15, Lewes, Delaware, Telephone Pioneers of America, Uniontown Amateur Radio Club and the Peace Presbyterian Church. Preceding him min death were his parents, Charles E. Snyder Sr., and Mary Walters Snyder; and a brother, Wayne Snyder. Surviving are his wife, Joyce Faye Kelley Snyder; two brothers, David Snyder and Robert Snyder and his wife, Veronica and a sister, Marilyn Fitzsimmons and her husband, James Jr., all of Uniontown; two sisters-in-law, Maxine Fisher and Josephine Young; two brothers-in-law, Carl Kelley and his wife, Marsha and Sam Kelley and his wife, Betty; and numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great great-nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mount Vernon Ave., Uniontown, Pa., on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m., and on Monday from 1 to 2 p.m., when services will be held, with the Rev. William D. Rodahaver officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.


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

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

Conrad Snyder, 82, a lifelong resident of Fayette county, died at 4:30 o'clock Monday morning in the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Danner of Dickerson Run.
Death was attributed to complications.
During his active life Mr. Snyder followed the building trades.
In addition to his daughter he leaves a brother, Hershel Snyder, the two sisters, Mrs. Amanda Harper and Miss Elizabeth Snyder, all of Dickerson Run.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon in the East Liberty Presbyterian church at Vanderbilt.  Burial will be in Union cemetery at Dickerson Run.
(Herald - Oct 13, 1937)


Dorothy King SNYDER Stone  (1928-2006)

   Dorothy (King) Snyder, age 77, of McDonald, Pa., died on Saturday, March 18, 2006, in her home after a courageous six-year battle with cancer. She was born on April 6, 1928, in Farmington, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of John T. King and Bernadette (Baker) King. She graduated from the Uniontown High School, Fayette County, Pa., Class of 1946, and did secretarial work for the Robinson Automobile Company, Uniontown, and the Association for the Blind, Uniontown. Mrs. Snyder was a member of the Midway United Methodist Church, Midway, Pa., where she had been a choir member, substitute pianist, and served on the Social Committee. On November 19, 1954, she married her beloved husband, John Leonard Snyder. He died January 12, 1992. She was also preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are two sons: Mark E. Snyder and Alan J. Snyder, both of McDonald, Pa.; one sister, Emma Gleason and her husband, Norman, of Farmington, Pa.; two brothers: Ernest King and his wife, Viola, of Ohiopyle, Fayette County, Pa., and Gene King and his wife, Lewana, of Farmington, Pa.; two brothers-in-law: the Rev. Doyle Snyder and his wife, Beverly, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and the Rev. Dr. Jerry Kirk and his wife, Patricia, of Cincinnati, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the LEE AND MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown, Washington County, Pa., on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Visitation continues in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Route 40, FARMINGTON, Pa., on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where Services will be held on Wednesday, March 22, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Doyle Snyder officiating. Interment will follow in the Samson Chapel Cemetery, Farmington, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Midway United Methodist Church, 111 Jefferson Street, Midway, PA 15060.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, March 19, 2006

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Edna Greenlee SNYDER (1913-1999)

EDNA G. SNYDER

   Edna Greenlee Snyder, 86, of Bentleyville and a native of Somerset Township, died Friday. She is survived by three children, William E. Snyder and wife, Janet, of Bentleyville, Harold L. Snyder and wife, Marion, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Val (Shirley) Nicholl of Eighty-Four; seven granddaughters; three grandsons; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Gaylord W. Greenlee of Washington, Pa.; a niece, Claudia Fanning; and a nephew, Charles Greenlee. Friends will be received in the Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main St., Bentleyville, today from noon to 9 p.m. and Monday until 1 p.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– November 7, 1913
   Died—– September 22, 1999


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September 1999

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Eleanor J. SNYDER (1923-1987)

   Eleanor J. SNYDER, 64, of 267 Solomon Circle, Uniontown, died today at Uniontown Hospital. She was born June 24, 1923 in Connellsville, daughter of the late John and Pearl Clark Stenger. She was a resident of the Connellsville and Uniontown areas for most of her life. She was a member of Uniontown Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are one son, Rev. Domer L. Snyder of Brownsville; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Donna) Williams of Uniontown; two grandchildren; two brothers, John Stenger Jr. of Dunbar and George Stenger of Mustang, Okla., and two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Ruth) Richey and Mrs. Edward (Phyllis) Brierly, both of Uniontown. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles D. Snyder on Sept. 13, 1980, and a sister, Wilma Shoman.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, August 20, 1987

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Elizabeth T. SNYDER (1917-2005)

   Elizabeth T. Snyder, age 87, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away on Monday, June 20, 2005, in Mount Saint Macrina Nursing Home. She was born on August 25, 1917, in Amend, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of Andrew Snyder and Amelia (Saltrick) Snyder. She was a member of Saint Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church. She was a retired sales clerk formerly employed with the now former Union Supply Company, Fashion Hosiery, and Metzler's Department Store. Her parents, a sister, Ann Bobak, and brothers, Andrew Snyder, Ronald Snyder and Louis Snyder preceded her in death. She is survived by a brother, William Snyder and his wife, Irene, of Maine; four sisters: Amelia Novak of Bobtown, Pa., Gertude Pensock, Dorothy Kashary and her husband, Edward, and Ruth Skobel all of Cleveland, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews and their families. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC. AT SYLVAN HEIGHTS CEMETERY, A Dignity Memorial Provider, 603 North Gallatin Avenue Extention, Uniontown, Pa., on Wednesday, June 22, from 2 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, June 23, until 9:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 10 a.m. in Saint Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church, North Mount Vernon Avenue, with the Reverend Father Micah E. Kozoil as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Saint Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Cemetery, Uniontown. The Parish Wake Service will be conducted in the funeral home on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, June 21, 2005

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Elmer W. SNYDER (1912-2003)

Elmer Snyder
Normalville

Elmer W. Snyder, 91, of Normalville, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003, in Scottdale Manor Rehabilitation Center, East Huntingdon Township. He was born Nov. 8, 1912 in Normalville, a son of the late Wesley and Harriet Ann Murray Snyder. Elmer was a lifelong resident of Normalville. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a coal miner for the U.S. Steel Co. in several different area mines. He was a member of the Normalville United Methodist Church. Elmer also enjoyed farming. Elmer is survived by four loving daughters, Mrs. Betty Biler and her husband, Joseph, of Normalville, Mrs. Margaret O’Brien of Macedonia, Ohio, Mrs. Ann Kinneer and her husband, Gerald Sr., of Acme and Mrs. Helen Kay Porterfield and her husband, John, of Normalville; 10 grandchildren, Brenda and Joanne Biler, Phillip, John and Mary Ann O’Brien, Gerald Jr., Robert, Deborah and James Kinneer and John Porterfield and eight great grandchildren. Elmer was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Mary M. Prinkey Snyder, in 2002; a son-in-law, Phillip O’Brien; four brothers, Jacob, Ralph, George and Thomas Snyder and two sisters, Laura Shaw and Lucy Brooks Terry and two infant sisters. Family and friends will be received in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711 Melcroft, today from 2 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the hour of a funeral service in the funeral home with Pastor Mark A. Sholtis and Pastor Thomas Bonomo co-officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Normalville Cemetery. www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, November 28, 2003

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Flora Katherine Smith SNYDER (1902-1987)

   Flora Katherine Smith SNYDER, 84, of 413A South Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, died Sunday, Jan. 4 at Frick Community Health Center in Mount Pleasant. She was born Feb. 5, 1902 in Humbert, Pa., a daughter of the late Alexander and Katherine Swift Johnson. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Connellsville. She was a former employee of Goodwin Dry Cleaners, and also performed private duty nursing for several years. She is survived by two sons, Harry E. Smith of Clearwater, Fla. and Clifton E. Smith of Louisville, OH; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Clyde Gilmore Smith; her second husband, Dennis E. Snyder; two sons, Charles Smith and Clyde G. Smith; five brothers, Frank, Harry, George, Lester, and Calvin Johnson; four sisters, Sadie Hyatt, Nora Belle Schomer, Esther Leeper Cruthers and Gail McGovern Stull.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 4, 1987

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Florence H. SNYDER (1919-2004)

Florence H. Snyder
Connellsville

Florence H. Snyder, 84, of Connellsville, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, at Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant. She was born June 3, 1919, in Rockwood, a daughter of the late John S. and Nellie Lane Snyder. Florence was a graduate of Connellsville High School Class of 1937. Afterwards, she worked for Dr. Carpenter in his Connellsville and Uniontown offices. Later, she was employed by Montgomery Wards and PNC Bank until her retirement. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Connellsville, where she was a former member of the Lois Circle, the Catherine Von Bora Lutheran Church Women and the Dorcas Missionary Society. She is survived by two brothers, Ralph W.E. Snyder and wife, Candis, and Guy B. Snyder and wife, Helen, both of Connellsville; four nieces, Rebecca Moural, Deborah Guest and husband, Edgar, Suzanne Clevenger and husband, Lee, and Wendy McIntosh and husband, Leo; a nephew, Kim Scott Snyder and wife, Sheryl; also numerous great-nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, George L., Oscar W. and Harry L. Snyder; and two sisters, Emma B. Gerke and Adaline R. Snyder. Friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., the hour of the funeral service, with the Rev. Phil Ramstad officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Restoration fund.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, January 3, 2004

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Gavin J. SNYDER (2007-2007)

Gavin J. Snyder
Ruffsdale

Gavin James Snyder infant son of Aron and Dawn Powley Snyder, of Ruffsdale, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born March 2, 2007, in Greensburg. In addition to his parents, Gavin is survived by his paternal grandparents, Bob and Mary Snyder, of Champion; his maternal grandparents, George and Debbie Crise, of Connellsville; his paternal great-grandparents, Eugene and Edith Miller, of Indian Head; his aunt, Sandy Crise, of Connellsville; his uncles, Adam Snyder, of South Connellsville, and Georgie Crise, of Connellsville; and a cousin, Shawn Crise, of Connellsville. He was predeceased by his paternal great-grandparents, James R. and Margaret Snyder. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, where a funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Paul C. Freidhof officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, August 9, 2007

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George Domer SNYDER (1928-2007)

George D. Snyder
Scottdale

George Domer Snyder, 79, of Scottdale, passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, in Harmon House Care Center, Mt. Pleasant. He was born March 11, 1928, in Indian Head, a son of the late Braden and Daisy Barron Snyder. George was a foreman with U.S. Steel's National Works Division, McKeesport, prior to his retirement. A veteran of the Army, George served his country during the Korean conflict. For several years, he was bartender at the American Legion Post, Donegal, where he was a life member. He was a member of the Everson VFW Post #595, and the Scottdale VFW Post #7781, where he also served as bartender. George belonged to the Mt. Joy Church of the Brethren, enjoyed hunting and bowling, and had delivered Meals on Wheels to the Connellsville senior citizens since 1985. George is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Lenora "Lee" (Crosby) Connors Snyder, whom he married March 9, 1991; five stepchildren, Ruth Stewart and husband, Mark, of South Connellsville, Eugene Connors Jr. and wife, Stephanie, of Adamsburg, Linda Casey and husband, Jack, of New Hampshire, James Connors and wife, Lisa, of Maryland, and Jamie Connors, of Scottdale; 14 step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Glenn Snyder and wife, June, of Indian Head, Naomi Bennett and husband, Roy, of Texas, Jane Sattiaux and husband, Chester, of Greensburg, Lucille Bruening, of Virginia, and Carol Myers and husband, Jay, of Ohio; his godchild, Mary Lee Casey, of New Hampshire; and his pet dog, Buddy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Doreen Anderson, Nancy White and June Kalp. Family and friends are welcome from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES INC., 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale (724-887-7110), where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Church Cemetery, Scottdale, with military honors rendered by Connellsville American Legion Post #301. The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Association. For online information or to send a condolence, visit www.gjfuneral.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Sunday, October 28, 2007

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George L. SNYDER ( -1906)

GEORGE L. SNYDER
Aged Resident of Saltlick Victim of
Paralysis Wednesday

   George L. Snyder, an aged resident of Saltlick township, died on Wednesday at his home there from paralysis. Mr. Snyder was 83 years old and lived in Saltlick all his life. He was for 60 years a member of the Lutheran Church. Deceased was married three times, all of his wives being dead. The following children are the surviving members of the family: Jacob, of Ohio; Abraham, Mrs. Laura Queer and Mrs. Mary Bruner of Bridgeport; Aaron, of Saltlick, Mrs. Emma Murray of Brownsville; Mrs. Lena Echard of Bullskin township, and Wesley S. Snyder of Springfield. Mr. Snyder will be buried in the family graveyard in Saltlick township tomorrow. He was tax collector in that township for three years.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, February 9, 1906, page 1, column 5

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George L. SNYDER, Jr. (1950-1966)

Two Boys Killed in Auto Accidents
Fatalities Occur
Within Four Miles
In Less Than Hour

   Two area boys are dead, another is in critical condition and a fourth person less seriously hurt as a result of two separate traffic accidents which occurred north of Connellsville, less than four miles apart within an hour’s time Wednesday night.

The dead:
  George D. Hunter, 9, of 306 Market St., Scottdale.
  George L. Synder, Jr., 17, 233 South Prospect St., Connellsville.

The injured:
  In critical condition in Presbyterian University Hospital in Pittsburgh is Daniel Ray Shively, 16, of 906 Jefferson St., Connellsville.
  In fair condition in Connellsville State General Hospital is Eugene Howard Lilley, 21, of Connellsville, R. D.

   One teen-age boy was killed and another critically injured in a two-car crash at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday on Route 119 at the intersection with Legislative Route 26182, 1.2 miles north of Connellsville.

   Snyder, Jr. was pronounced dead on arrival at Connellsville State General Hospital at 10:55 p.m. of a neck fracture. He was a passenger in a car driven by Shively who was transferred to Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh, in critical condition with internal injuries, shock, and lacerations of the left hand and ear. The other driver, Lilley, is listed in fair condition in the local hospital with head lacerations. Snyder was born April 12, 1950, at Mount Pleasant, a son of George L. and Antoinette Bianchi Snyder, and had been a lifelong resident of Connellsville, He as a member of St. Rita’s R. C. Church, and was a junior at Connellsville Area High School. He was employed by the Burns Drug Store, after school hours. Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Victor Allen Snyder, and a sister, Diane, at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Pearl Snyder of Connellsville, R. D. 2, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Angelina Bianchi, who makes her home with the Snyder’s. The body will be at the Brooks funeral home after 7 p.m. today. A prayer service will be held there at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by requiem high mass at 9 a.m. at St. Rita’s R. C. Church, with the Rev. Andrew DiSanto officiating. Interment will be in St. Rita’s Cemetery.

   State police at the Uniontown substation said the Shively car apparently pulled out in front of the Lilley car, traveling north of Route 119, and was struck broadside. South Connellsville firemen’s ambulance crews took the victims to the hospital. State police commended the Bullskin Township Vol. Fire Dept. for its work in directing traffic at the scene of the accident.

Article continues with account of fatal accident involving George D. Hunter and other non-fatal accidents.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Evening, December 22, 1966, page 1, column 7

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Grace L. Shaffer SNYDER (1908-2008)

   Grace L. (Shaffer) Snyder, age 99 years, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Monday, July 7, 2008, in The Marquis House, Uniontown. She was born on December 24, 1908, in Derry, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Dallas Park Shaffer and Cora Etta Clawson Shaffer. Grace graduated from Indiana State Teachers College (now Indiana University of Pennsylvania) with a Degree in Education. She retired in 1974 from teaching after 32 years having taught in Derry Township, Pennsylvania, and at Boyle School, in Uniontown. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, The Order of The Eastern Star Chapter 263, the Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Sorority Alpha Psi Chapter, Delta Rho, National Education Association, the Pennsylvania State Education Association and the local Retired Teachers Association. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Oscar L. Snyder, her sisters, Ethel, Velma, Mary, Mildred and Helen, and her brother, Clarence. Grace is survived by her son, Richard B. Snyder and wife, Nettiebell, of West Mifflin, Allegheny County, Pa.; granddaughters: Vicki Dean and husband, Fred, of Valencia, Pa., and Karen Roney and husband, Ralph, of White Oak, Pa.; and great grandchildren: Nicole Roney, Tyler Dean, and Andrew Dean. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., where Friends will be received today, July 8, 2008, from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, July 9, 2008, from 10 until 11 a.m., followed by a Service celebrating Grace's life, with the Rev. Thomas Brown, officiating. Memorial donations can be made to: Asbury United Methodist Church, 20 Dunbar Street, Uniontown, Pa., 15401. Memorial emails may be sent to the family at memorials@adferguson.com .


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, July 8, 2008

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Harriet P. SNYDER (1939-2010)

Harriet P. Snyder
Dunbar

Harriet Pauline Snyder, 70, of Dunbar, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born Dec. 23, 1939, in Dunbar, a daughter of the late James Martin and the late Leona Maust Martin. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She was a homemaker, a member of the Secret Pal Club, an avid bowler, and enjoyed sending cards. Surviving are her companion of 40 years, Dennis Howarth; children, Henry Snyder, of Dunbar, Mary Weimer and husband, Dave, of Connellsville, and Brandy Snyder, of Dunbar; brothers and sisters, Billy Martin, Jimmy Martin and Mary Ann Kirkpatrick, all of Dunbar, and Betsy Schoyer, of Connellsville; several grandchildren; a great- grandchild; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas C. "Buster" Martin; and a son, Donald James. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, November 15, 2010

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Harry E. SNYDER (1921-2007)

   Harry E. Snyder, 85, of Addison, Somerset County, Pa., passed away April 24, 2007, in his home. He was born October 16, 1921, in Moyer, Fayette County, Pa., son of the late Elmer and Pearl Etling Snyder. Surviving are his wife, Frances Vance Snyder; a daughter, Sharron Fury, of Scottdale, Ariz.; two grandchildren: Melinda Edenfield, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Leonard Bernot, of Laguna Hills, Calif. Harry was retired from the operating engineers and was a Veteran of the United States Army during World War II. All Services were Private and under the direction of the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, FARMINGTON, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, May 2, 2007

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Helen N. SNYDER ( -2010)

   Helen N. Snyder, aged 88 years, formerly of Uniontown died May 6, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was the beloved wife of the late Art Snyder, devoted mother of Howard Snyder of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Jill Perlman and husband Reid of Chicago, Ill., and dear Grandma of Carrie, Rachel, and Jonathan. She is also survived by her brother, Herb Newmark of Florida, Brother-in Law Ed Snyder and wife Janet, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Snyder was preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Carrie Davidson Newmark and a sister Majorie Strickman Advisory board of Penn State Fayette Campus, and a former teacher of French and Spanish. Graveside services will be held today, Friday, May 7, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the Hebrew Association Burial Grounds Cemetery in Hopwood, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the J. HARRY JOHNSTON FUNERAL HOME, 65 North Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, Pa


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

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Helen V. SNYDER (1923-2008)

Helen V. Snyder
Connellsville Township

Helen V. Snyder, 84, of Connellsville Township, died unexpectedly at home Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008. She was born Dec. 18, 1923, in Normalville. She was a daughter of the late Henry Rausel and Sadie Knopsnider Leichliter. Helen was a graduate of Connellsville High School and Erie Business School. She was formerly employed at Talon Zipper and Anchor Hocking Glass. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Connellsville. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Guy B. Snyder, whom she married Nov. 30, 1944; three daughters, Rebecca Moural of Connellsville, Deborah Guest and husband Edgar of Falmouth, Va., and Suzanne Clevenger and husband Lee of Latrobe; six grandchildren, Michelle Moural Lanko and husband Michael, Jonathan Moural, Lee Ann Guest Thompson and husband Timothy, Benjamin Guest and wife Bettina, Michael and Joshua Clevenger; a great-grandson, Nathaniel Guest; and a sister, Mary Cooper of Lima, Ohio. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, David L. Snyder; a son-in-law, Edward James Moural; three brothers, George, Homer and Harry Leichliter; five sisters, Hazel and Edna Leichliter, Harriet and Effie Whipkey and Lelia Margaret Graziano. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with Pastor Dennis Roser officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Carnegie Free Library or the Salvation Army.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, January 22, 2008

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Herbert P. SNYDER (1919-2007)

Herbert P. Snyder
Phillips
Formerly of Donora

Herbert P. "Herbie" Snyder, 87, of Phillips, formerly of Donora, died Monday, July 16, 2007, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Sept. 7, 1919, in Rostraver Township (Fellsburg), a son of the late Frank and Ada McClain Snyder. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of VFW Post 47 and American Legion Post 51, both in Uniontown. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Moody Beatty Snyder; son, Herbert P. Jr. (Carol) Snyder, of Washington, Pa.; daughter, Bonnie (Clyde) Cooper, of Rostraver Township; three grandchildren, Kurt (Trish) Snyder, and Monica Cooper and Zachary Cooper; one great-granddaughter, Nora Snyder; three step-children, Bunny (Chester) Gibson, Bobbi (Jim) Tush, and Robert (Jeannie) Beatty; numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Evelyn (Elmer) Fleming, of Donora; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise F. Griffin Snyder, on July 31, 1983; a step- great-granddaughter, Courtney Rutherford; five brothers, Edgar, Wilford, Harry, DeForest and Harold Snyder; and three sisters, Frances Lavender, Jeannette Scanlon and Edna Naylor. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 680 Cherry Tree Lane, Uniontown, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, July 19, at 11 a.m. with Pastor James Jobes officiating. Interment will be in Olive Branch Cemetery, Rostraver Township.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, July 17, 2007

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James A. SNYDER (1951-2003)

   James A. Snyder, 52, of Uniontown, Pa., died unexpectedly Friday, December 19, 2003 in ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia. He was born December 8, 1951 in Brownsville, Pa., son of William Snyder Jr. and the late Genevieve Beal Snyder. "Jim" was a former employee of Consolidated Coal Company at the Dilworth Mine. He was an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife, Patricia L. Bolas Snyder; a brother, William Snyder III and his wife Linda Hone Snyder of East Millsboro, Pa. He was a loving uncle to his three nieces and nephew, Jennifer Milne, Kristen Hunt, Brandi Snyder, Brandon M. Bolas, and his great nephews and niece, Preston, Tyler, and Vanessa Renee. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Clara M. Bolas, who made her home with Jim and Pat. It was Jim's request that his body be cremated and memorial contributions be made in his name to Pleasant Valley Country Club, 440 Pleasant Valley Road, Connellsville, PA 15425. Arrangements are under direction of the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, 35 South Mill Street, New Salem, Pa.


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

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James E. SNYDER (1916-1949)

JAMES E. SNYDER

   James E. Snyder, 33, of Normalville, R.D. 1, near Clinton, died at 8:40 o’clock Sunday morning at Aspinwall Veterans Hospital where he had been admitted May 17 after an illness of five years. Born March 4, 1916, near Bakersville, he was the son of Norman and Jennie Enos of Normalville, R. D. 1 and was a timber man by trade. A veteran of World War II, he served four years with the Army, nearly all of that time being spent at Hawaii. He had enlisted March 21, 1942. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Irene Layman Snyder; one brother, Clarence of Normalville, R.D. 1; six sisters, Mrs. Mable Richter, Mrs. Dolly Layman and Mrs. Katherine Prinkey, all of Normalville, R.D. 1; Mrs. Verda Firestone of Melcroft, Mrs. Pauline Brown of Scottdale and Mrs. Irma Layman of Lemont Furnace. The body has been removed to the home of the parents at Normalville, R.D. 1. The funeral will be held Friday with a prayer at the home at 2 o’clock and additional rites at 2:30 o’clock in the Clinton Church of God with Rev. F. J. Papiernik, pastor of the Melcroft Gospel Tabernacle, officiating. Burial, in charge of Brooks funeral service, will be in the Normalville Evangelical United Brethren Church Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, May 31, 1949, page 2, column 3

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James L. SNYDER ( -1940)

JAMES L. SNYDER

   James L. Snyder, 87, years old, died Wednesday morning at the home of his son, Charles, at Stoyestown, where he had been living since November. He had been bedfast since August when he fell and broke his hip while he was making his home with a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Love, at Rockwood, and had never recovered fully since then. Mr. Snyder was born near Glencoe and spent his early life there, becoming an operator for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and later station agent at Glencoe where he remained until his retirement, 15 years ago. For a number of years he made his home with his only daughter; Mabel, wife of Charles Love, at Rockwood. In addition to the two children listed, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Kate Waugaman Snyder, and another son, Leroy of Pittsburgh. A son, James, was killed at Rockwood several years ago. There are nine grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Glencoe Reformed Church of which he was a member. Interment will be in Mount Lebanon Cemetery nearby. Rev. J. E. Gindlesperger will officiate.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January 1, 1940 (written)

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James L. SNYDER (1966-2010)

James L. Snyder
Connellsville

James L. "Souey" Snyder, 44, of Connellsville, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 at Highlands Hospital. He was born May 24, 1966, in Connellsville, a son of Ida Daniels Snyder and the late Richard Elwood Snyder. James enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking, wrestling and spending time with his children. He is survived by his wife, Holly Snyder, of Normalville; children, Cole James and Samantha Jo Snyder, both of Normalville; mother, Ida Daniels Snyder; four brothers, Rick and wife, Cindy, Randy and companion, Michelle, both of Normalville, Ivan and wife, Freda, of Indian Head, and Billy and wife, Kimberly, of Mill Run; and three sisters, Bonnie Ray and husband, Robert, of Dunbar, Elizabeth Snyder and companion, Donald, and Violet Brown and husband, Dennis, of Normalville. James was preceded in death by his father, Richard Elwood Snyder; brother, Marshall; sister, Ruby Snyder; nephew, Mark Snyder; also several aunts and uncles, Frank and Mary Ann Daniels and Marshall and Nancy Snyder. Friends will be received from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the RICHARD KUCERA FUNERAL HOME, 127 E. Fairview Ave., Connellsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. D. Keith Solomon officiating. Interment in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Normalville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be send to Ida Snyder. Please call 724-455-1237.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 6, 2010

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Jesse O. SNYDER ( -1865)

Robert Henry SNYDER ( -1865)

DEATHS

SNYDER— At his residence in Allen township, Washington county, Pa., Feb. 19th, 1865, of Brain Fever, Mr. JESSE O. SYNDER, aged 25 years and eight days. Brother S. was an enterprising young man, just settled in life – married by a few days – was taken ill on Wednesday night and died the following Sabbath morning, leaving a dear wife and one child to mourn his death. Such in life, we pass away of times suddenly; hence, the urgent entreaty. “Be ye also ready.” Brother S. was ready, he enjoyed religion much, was an ardent laborer in the church, having been for 8 years past a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at East Liberty. We mourn not without hope. May God sanctify the deep affliction to all of the friends, and may his blessing rest upon the young wife, brothers, sisters and relations –

“Dearest husband, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But ‘tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.”

   But a few days passed, alas again Death again enters the same little household, and snatches from the fond embrace of the widowed mother, her darling boy, ROBERT HENRY, only son of Jesse O. and Deborah S. Snyder, aged 11 months. Oh, Lord, bless her that now mourns, and

“May she look beyond the bounds of time,
When what we now deplore,
Shall rise in full immortal prime,
And bloom forever more.” J. F. B.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, March 30, 1865, Vol. V, No. 8, page 2, column 6

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Kathleen Geneva SNYDER (1921-2002)

Kathleen G. Snyder
Mount Pleasant

Kathleen Geneva Snyder, 81, of Mount Pleasant, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, in Harmon House, Mount Pleasant. Born June 24, 1921, in Mount Pleasant, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Alice (Ritenour) Jaram. She was a member of Fairview Community Church. She attended Ramsay High School and graduated from Plymouth High School Class of 1940 in Michigan. Her memories will be cherished by her husband of 61 years, McClelland Curtis Snyder; three sons and three daughters, Paul Snyder and wife, Wanda, Claudia Overly and husband, Floyd, all of Mount Pleasant, Nancy Kern and husband, the Rev. Ronald of Connellsville, Darlene Ainsworth and husband, David, of Orange Park, Fla., Gregory Snyder of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mark Snyder of Lancaster; two brothers, Robert Jaram and wife, Jean, of North Ridgeville, Ohio, and Glenn Jaram of Elyria, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Jake Miller of Latrobe; three sisters, Anna Mae Neiderhiser and husband, the Rev. Charles of Mount Pleasant, Lois Jaram of Mount Pleasant, and Leona Laughner of Adamsburg; two sisters-in-law, Goldie Jaram and Judy Jaram, both of Mount Pleasant; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Eugene, Wayne and Donald Jaram; and a sister, Mary Jane Miller. Her memorial service will be held at the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., 730 W. Main St., Mount Pleasant, Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Geary Witt and the Rev. Charles Neiderhiser, co-officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, September 9, 2002

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Katherine SNYDER ( -1978)

SNYDER,KATHERINE, of 389 Pine Street, Big Flats, N.Y., formerly of 214 Ninth Street, Charleroi, died Tuesday, August 22, 1978 at 2:30 a.m. in Charleroi Division of Mon Valley Hospital following a lengthy illness. Her husband Stephen Snyder, preceded her in death on May 25, 1959. Survivors include three sons; Paul A. Snyder of Monessen; James E. Snyder of Springfield, Ohio; Joseph J. Snyder of Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Elsie) Veres of Big Flats, N.Y., with whom she made her home and Mrs. Charles (Helen) Endter of Garden Grove, California; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Gillot of Charleroi; 13 grandchildren; two great grandchildren and several nephews. Friends will be received in the Michael A. Melinchak Funeral Home, 825 Fallowfield Avenue, Charleroi, from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Services will be held in the St. John’s Lutheran Church at 10 a.m. with James M. Robbins officiating. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown, Michael A. Melinchak is the funeral director in charge of arrangements.


The Valley Independent, Monessen, PA, August 23, 1978

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Larry A. 'Pup' SNYDER, Sr. (1950-2008)

   Larry A. "Pup" Snyder, Sr., 57 years, of Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa., and formerly of Morgantown, West Virginia, died Wednesday evening, March 19, 2008, at home. He was born December 22, 1950, in Morgantown, West Virginia, the son of Harry W. Snyder and Mary A. Staggs Snyder. Larry was a veteran of the Vietnam War, who served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Alfred E. Wilson Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7219, in Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa., the American Legion Post 499, in Point Marion, Fayette County, Pa., the Fraternal Order of Eagles 1932, in Point Marion, Pa., and the United Mine Workers of America. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Bonnie K. Snyder, second wife, Mary Wilson Snyder, and his father-in-law, Ralph B. Friend. Surviving are his wife, Janet Marie Friend Snyder; daughter, Carla Jo Friend, at home; sons, Larry A. Snyder, Jr., and his fiancée, Linda Beri, and John W. Snyder, one granddaughter, Samantha Kay Snyder, brother, Randy Snyder and his wife, Cheryl, sister-in- law, Alice West, niece, Randi Bourne and her husband, Roderick, and great nieces, Haley Young and Autumn Bourne, all of Morgantown, West Virginia; and great nephews: Roy Bourne, Shane Bourne, William Young and David Bourne. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Nellie Friend; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Ralph "Bernie" Friend and his wife, Debbie, Carl Friend and his wife, Pam, Carolyn Friend and her fiancé, James Wise, Donna Friend and her fiancé, Chuck, Ronald Friend, Armando Friend and his wife, Brenda, and Karen Verbus and her husband, Jeff; and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, March 22, 2008, until 10 a.m., the hour of Service, with Rev. George W. McLaughlin, officiating. Interment will follow in Nicholson Chapel Cemetery, Morgantown, West Virginia, with Military Honors and Rites accorded at graveside by the American Legion Post 499 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 747, both of Point Marion, Pennsylvania.


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

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Loreen Solomon SNYDER (1955-2006)

   Loreen Solomon Snyder, 51, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Sunday Evening, September 24, 2006, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia. She was born August 2, 1955, in Uniontown, the daughter of David Solomon, of Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., and the late Rose Marie Fedor Thorpe. Loreen was a graduate of the Laurel Highlands Senior High School, Fayette County, Pa. Loreen is survived by her loving father, David; her devoted sister, Janine M. Thomas, of Uniontown; aunt, Delores Szely, of Strongsville, Ohio; uncle, Bill Fedor, of Uniontown; uncle, Eugene Fedor, of Ohio; aunt, Natalie Petrie, of Cleveland, Ohio; uncle, Ray Anthony, and aunt, Joni Anthony, of Uniontown; aunt, Sandy Anthony, of Balsinger, Fayette County, Pa.; and a very dear friend, Nikki Beck, of Uniontown. Honoring Loreen's wishes there will be no Public Visitation. A Memorial Service will be held to honor Loreen's life on Friday, September 29, 2006, at 1 p.m., in the STEPHEN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME AT 71 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, UNIONTOWN, PA.


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

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Mae A. SNYDER (1957-2011)

   Mae A. Snyder, age 54, of Smithfield, Pennsylvania died peacefully Friday, March 11, 2011 in her home. She was born January 22, 1957 to Emerson D. Snyder and Martha Dixon Snyder in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Mae enjoyed being with her Family and also playing bingo. She worked as a Nurse's Aide at the Coville Personal Care Home in Masontown. Mae was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Loren Adam Halfhill Jr.; brothers, Emerson "Curly" Snyder Jr., John M. Snyder and Reckard "Rick" Snyder; and two nieces, Toby Fordyce and Rhonda Howard. She is survived by one daughter, Nicola Dominick of Hopwood, Pennsylvania; and a son, P. J. Dominick and his wife Kathleen of Uniontown; a granddaughter, baby Claire; two brothers: Gene Snyder of Uniontown, Charles Snyder of Masontown, Pennsylvania; five sisters: Mary Hixon and husband Joe of Lemont Furnace, Debbie Lewis and husband Robert of Uniontown, Ina Willingham and husband Frank of Masontown, Dolores Snyder of Uniontown and Judy Snyder of Uniontown; two special nephews: Bubba Lewis and Kaige Lewis; many nieces and nephews; and long time companion, Butch Barr of Point Marion, Pennsylvania. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, where the family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. A Service celebrating Mae's life will begin at 2 p.m. with Pastor Roland O'Brien officiating. Interment will follow in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown, Pennsylvania.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 14, 2011

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Margaret SNYDER (1822-1901)

Margaret Snyder

White, female, 79 years old
   Cause of death–Heart failure
   Born–1822, Somerset Co, Pa
   Died–June 5, 1901, South Union Twp
   Buried–Oak Grove Cemetery


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 230, line 194

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bullet Margaret B. SNYDER died in 1862. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(52)

On the 4th inst. at the residence of her father, in Wharton Tp., Miss MARGARET B. SNYDER, aged 32 years.
She had suffered much during her last brief, but severe illness under which she bore up with exemplary fortitude and patience; and when the last enemy approached, she was enabled cheerfully to commend her departing spirit into the hands of that Redeemer who was all her salvation and all her desire.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa., April 17, 1862.
Vol 2., No. 11, pg 5, col. 2.


Margaret `Marge' Uhouse SNYDER (1926-1999)

   Margaret `Marge' (Uhouse) Snyder, 73, of North Louisiana Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va., died unexpectedly Monday, April 26, 1999, at 10:45 p.m., in the City Hospital of Martinsburg. She was born Feb. 27, 1926, in Vesta 6, a daughter of the late Alexander and Anna (Schwab) Uhouse. She was a 1944 graduate of Centerville High School, and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America of Martinsburg, W.Va. On June 27, 1953, she married Kenneth W. `Kenny' Snyder, who died April 15, 1997. Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Alex, Bela and William Uhouse; and two sisters, Anne Bowen and Irene Lingis. Surviving are two brothers, John Uhouse of Venice, Fla., and Michael Uhouse of Smock, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, Fredericktown Hill, Fredericktown, Pa., on Thursday, April 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. A prayer service will be held on Friday, April 30, at 9:15 a.m., followed by Divine Liturgy in the St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church of Brownsville, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Fr. Jerome Botsko as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Nicholas Church Cemetery. Parastas service will be held at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, in the funeral home.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, April, 1999

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Mark C. SNYDER ( -2007)

Mark C. Snyder

Mark C. Snyder, 48, died Aug. 16, 2007, in Philadelphia. He was Protestant by faith. He was preceded in death by his mother, Kathleen (Jaram) Snyder; and a brother, Paul Snyder. He is survived by his father, McClelland Snyder; sisters Mrs. Claudia Overly and husband Floyd, of Mt. Pleasant, Mrs. Nancy Kern and husband Ronald, of Connellsville, Mrs. Darlene Ainsworth and husband David, of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Gregory Snyder, of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Wanda (Mowery) Snyder, of Mt. Pleasant; also many nieces and nephews. A private memorial service will be held at Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. Local arrangements are under the direction of the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, August 28, 2007

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Martha Jane SNYDER ( -1852)

  DIED— On Monday, 5th instant, at the residence of her husband, in this place, MARTHA JANE, wife of Capt. S. S. Snyder, aged 31 years.


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

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Mary Ellen Swift SNYDER (1919-1996)

MARY ELLEN SNYDER

   Mary Ellen Swift Snyder, 76, of Juniata died Saturday, March 30, 1996, in Dottie’s Personal Care Home, East Huntingdon Township. She was born September 25, 1919, in West Virginia, daughter of Milton and Sara Elizabeth White Swift. She was a member of Scottdale Daughters of America No. 108, past State Counselor of the Daughters of America, and member of Ellen Rebekah Lodge No. 233 in Waltersburg and Central Fellowship Church in Connellsville. She is survived by one son, Charles W. Snyder of Connellsville, one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Carol) Detone of Vanderbilt R.D. 1, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Her parents, her stepmother, Bertha Harriet Cochran Swift, and her husband, Joseph W. Snyder in 1995, preceded her in death. Friends will be received at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 East Green St., Connellsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where services will be held Tuesday, April 2, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Ray Keefer officiating. Interment will follow in Normalville Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1996

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Mary L. Terock SNYDER (1914-1995)

MARY L. SNYDER

   Mary L. Terock Snyder, 81, of Monarch died Friday, Aug. 4, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. She is survived by a son, Matthew A. Snyder of Monarch; a brother, Michael Terock of Lemont Furnace; and three sisters, Mrs. William (Betty) Lyons of Paden City, W.Va., Mrs. George (Ann) Sichler of Patterson, N.J., and Mrs. Anthony (Margaret) Cataldi of Connellsville. Friends will be received in the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home Inc., 418 North Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, today from 4 to 9 p.m., Monday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Tuesday until 9:15 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– March 11, 1914
   Died—– August 4, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1995

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Mazura SNYDER ( -1948)

MRS. MAZURA SNYDER

  SCOTTDALE, June 14,— Mrs. Mazura Snyder, 86, of West Pittsburgh street, died Sunday afternoon at her home after a brief illness. She was the widow of John Wesley Snyder, who died in August, 1947. Mrs. Snyder was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Taylor of Scottdale and was a lifelong resident of that vicinity. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. O. E. Aspey of Scottdale and Mrs. W. H. Sleighter of Philadelphia, and two sons, Taylor Snyder of Youngstown, Ohio, and Harry L. Snyder of Scottdale 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and one brother, Sylvester Taylor of Scottdale. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon with a prayer at the home at 2 o’clock. Additional rites will be held at 2:30 o’clock in the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church with Rev. C. N. McCandless, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, June 14, 1948, page 2, column 5

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Dr. Michael A. SNYDER (1904-1977)

SNYDER, DR. MICHAEL A, 73, Brownsville, an outstanding dentist in the community for 50 years died suddenly Dec. 24, 1977 in Brownsville General Hospital. Dr. Snyder donated his services on Wednesdays for 25 years to dental clinics in Brownsville area and West Brownsville Schools. He was born April, 1904 in Fayette County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Snyder, Sr. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Dental School. He was a member of St. Mary's R. C. Church in Brownsville, the Holy Name Society and the Brownsville Area Chamber of Commerce. Survivors include his wife, Anna Nobel Snyder, two brothers, George J. and Paul Snyder, Sr. and a sister, Mrs. Anna B. Sisti. Burial in Redstone Cemetery.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, December, 1977

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Mildred Beatty 'Midge' SNYDER ( -2008)

   Mildred Beatty (Midge) Snyder, 83, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Thursday, May 1, 2008. She is survived by three children: Bunny Gibson, Bobbi Tush, and Bill Beatty. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, May 2, 2008

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Mildred Moody Beatty SNYDER (1924-2008)

   Mildred "Midge" (Moody) Beatty Snyder, age 83, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died in her home Thursday, May 1, 2008. She was born on September 29, 1924, in Royal, Fayette County, Pa., the Daughter of Henry "Benny" Moody and Ida White Moody. She was a member of the Uniontown Fred Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her parents, husbands, Robert K. Beatty and Herbert Snyder, great- granddaughter, Courtney Rutherford, grandson-in-Law, Jesse Rutherford, Jr., also brothers and sisters, Harry W., Henry, Jr., Russell, Harriet, Everett, and Garnet Moody. She is survived by three children: Bunny Gibson and husband, Chester, of Uniontown Pa., Bobbi Tush and husband, James, of New Salem, Fayette County, Pa., and Bill Beatty and wife, Eugenia Jo, of Uniontown, Pa.; grandchildren: Ken Gibson and wife, Robin, Charlie Gibson and wife, Renee, Ida Lynn Thomas and husband, Bruce, Pamela Jobes, Mary Jo Payton, Marcy Tabaj and her husband, John, Shawn Rafitz and husband, Frank, Jaclyn Blackson and husband, Lane, Robert Beatty and wife, Celena, Mark Beatty and wife, Crystal; great-grandchildren; Samantha Carr and husband, Harry, Brandi, Trayci, and Kendra Gibson, Melissa, Jodie, Jamie and Bruce Thomas, Brandon Gibson, Brett Rutherford, Clinton, Chad and Chase Payton, Alexis, Alyssa and John Tabaj, Clara and Hunter Rafitz, Madison Beatty; three great-great-grandchildren: Brenna Higinbotham, Erilyn Thomas, and Ethan Carr; step-children: Herb Snyder, Jr., and wife, Carol, and Bonnie Cooper and husband, Clyde; step- grandchildren: Kurt Snyder and wife, Trish, Monica Cooper and Zack Cooper; step-great-granddaughter, Nora Snyder; sisters: Sarah Hixenbaugh, Ruby Edwards and husband, Guy Ross, Annabell Kingan and husband, Jack; several nieces and nephews; and her special pet, Puff. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 680 CHERRY TREE LANE, UNIONTOWN, Pa., today and Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 5, 2008, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. James Jobes, officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery, Smock, Fayette County, Pa.


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

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Pvt. Myrl G. SNYDER Stone  (1895-1918)

CASUALTY LIST FOR
DAY DOWN TO LESS
THAN A THOUSAND

Included is the Name of Myrl G. Snyder, Near Scottdale,
Killed in Action.

Article begins and continues with war statistics and other casualties.

Killed in action—Myrl G. Snyder (Mrs. Cora Snyder), Scottdale, Star Route.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, December 28, 1918, page 5, column 2


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 M. G. Snyder, Star Junction, in action.


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

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Nancy SNYDER ( -1901)

Nancy Snyder

White, female, 76 years old
   Cause of death–Pneumonia, sick 6 days
   Died–November 11, 1901, Lower Tyrone Twp
   Buried–Cochran Cemetery, Dawson


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 229, line 145

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Opal SNYDER Stone  (1924-2005)

Opal Snyder
Ligonier

Opal Snyder, 81, of Ligonier, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, in the Bethlen Home, Ligonier. She was born Oct. 8, 1924, in Donegal Township, a daughter of the late McClelland and Kathryn Zufall Snyder. Opal was formerly employed at the Pike Run Country Club, Seven Springs Resort and Hidden Valley Resort. She was a member of the AARP and a former member of the Laughlintown Senior Citizens. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Community Church, Acme. She is survived by a sister, Iona Coffman, of Ligonier; and numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three brothers, John, Clayton and Ira Snyder; an infant brother, Marshall; and three sisters, Betty Wiltrout, Cora Wiltrout and Ethel Brown. Friends will be received from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Leroy Kesler officiating. Interment will follow in Brown Cemetery, Saltlick Township. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, November 1, 2005

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Pamela Jayne SNYDER ( -2004)

   Pamela Jayne Snyder, 47, passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. A native of Uniontown, Pa., Pamela is survived by her fiancé, Mitch Gazarian of Redding; a daughter, Christine Hixenbaugh of Redding; a son, Justin Capon of La Habra, Calif.; brothers and sisters, Michael Snyder of Aurora, Ohio, Frederick Snyder of Uniontown, Pa., Sandra Burnworth & husband Jack of Pompano, Fla., Richard Snyder & wife Lynn of Sagamore Hills, Ohio, Kathleen Tomasko & husband Gregg of Palm City, Fla., Anthony Snyder & wife Bridget of Jupiter, Fla., Janine Tomeo & husband Louis of Coral Springs, Fla., Clifford Snyder & wife Gisela of Alexandria, Va., and Patricia Grenan of Port Richey, Fla. Pamela is preceded in death by her mother and father, Antoinette & Frederick Snyder of Uniontown; and brothers, Anthony Barry, Armour Eugene and Donald Ray Snyder. Arrangements were made by LAWN CREST CHAPPEL & CREMATORY, Redding, Calif. An informal service was held at Caldvell Park on the Sacramento River in Redding, on Saturday January 17, 2004. A celebration of life followed at Lu Lu's Eatery for family and friends.


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

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Paul M. SNYDER (1942-2006)

Paul M. Snyder
Mt. Pleasant (Hammondville)

Paul M. Snyder, 63, of Mt. Pleasant (Hammondville), died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at his home. He was born Aug. 22, 1942, in Michigan, a son of McClelland Snyder, of Mt. Pleasant, and the late Kathleen Jaram Snyder. Mr. Snyder was a graduate of Connellsville High School. He was employed as a bartender at various area clubs, including the Mt. Pleasant VFW, the former Moose Lodge, Sons of Columbus and the Scottdale Elks. He was a life member of the Bridgeport Sportsmen Club and a member of the Scottdale Elks. He was also a member of the Buchanan Church of God, in White. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Wanda Mowry Snyder; three children, Ken and Melissa Snyder, at home, and Paul Snyder Jr. and his wife, Tracy, of Mt. Pleasant; two grandchildren, Lauren and Paul Allen Snyder; and his siblings, Claudia Overly and her husband, Floyd, of Mt. Pleasant, Nancy Kern and her husband, Ron, of Connellsville, Darlene Ainsworth and her husband, David, of Florida, Gregory Snyder, of Florida, and Mark Snyder, of Lancaster. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant. Additional viewing will take place from 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday, the hour of services, in the Buchanan Church of God with the Rev. Tim Beatty officiating. Interment will follow in Eutsey Cemetery. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, January 7, 2006

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Ralph W. E. SNYDER (1907-2011)

Ralph W.E. Snyder
Connellsville

Ralph Waldo Emerson Snyder, 103, of Connellsville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 10, 2011. Ralph was born in Middle Creek Township, Somerset County, Dec. 12, 1907, a son of John S. Snyder and Nellie Lane Snyder. He spent his boyhood in rural Somerset County, where he was a Lone Scout and spent many hours outdoors exploring and picking American chestnuts. Ralph moved to Connellsville with his family in 1923, and worked with his father constructing the Wesley United Methodist Church. He became a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, where he enjoyed performing in plays. Ralph was a member of the Phalanx service organization. He was employed by his father's construction company, John S. Snyder and Sons, where he specialized as a bricklayer. He also worked at the John S. Snyder and Sons Gulf service station. In 1932, he worked on a project to redefine part of General Braddock's Road in the Chalk Hill area of Fayette County. During World War II, Ralph joined the Army Air Corps, and was stationed in Ireland with the 43rd Repair Squadron. Ralph enjoyed gardening, woodworking, painting, poetry, and daily scripture reading. In 1957, Ralph married Candis Witt. They have a son, Kim, and daughter-in-law, Sheryl, and daughter, Wendy, and son-in-law, Mac. Ralph has six grandchildren, John Snyder, Matthew Snyder, Kasey McIntosh, Timothy Snyder, Ethan McIntosh and Leah McIntosh. He is also survived by a brother, Guy; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family. He was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Adaline, Emma and Florence; and brothers, George, Oscar and Harry. Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15 KJV. Family and friends will be received from noon to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Connellsville, with his pastor, Dennis Roser, officiating. Private interment will be held in Green Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, March 12, 2011


Local man celebrates 100th birthday
By Patty Yauger, Herald-Standard newspaper

   CONNELLSVILLE Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania - The year was 1907 and it was the first time the New Year was marked with a ball drop in Times Square. Oklahoma became the 46th state and George M. Cohen's musical "Talk of the Town" premiered in New York City. In the same year, Ralph Waldo Emerson Snyder was born in a farmhouse in Middle Creek Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvana. The fourth of eight children, Snyder and his youngest sibling, Guy, are the last members of their immediate family.

   "He's young; he's only 85," said Snyder of his brother. Having reached his 100th birthday this month, the now Connellsville Township resident is not planning to slow down too much as he begins his second century of life.

   "I still walk to the mailbox everyday to get a little exercise," he said. "And, I've been pretty lucky with my thinking, seeing and hearing." He uses two wooden canes to steady himself as he makes his way to the living room couch and sometimes pauses when reminiscing about the events of his lifetime, but admits in 100 years one can accrue a lot of memories to recall. As a young boy he often spent his summers helping his father, a stonemason, with his work, but after completing the 7th grade, decided he had a sufficient education and would devote his time to honing the skills he had been learning at his father's side.

   "I figured I had learned enough at school," said Snyder of his departure. At the same time, his father was asked to help with the construction of a Connellsville church and the family moved to the area, to avoid the lengthy travel time back and forth to Somerset. Alongside his father and elder brothers, Snyder had plenty of opportunity to improve his techniques as the stone exterior of the Wesley United Methodist Church began to take shape.

   "They brought the sandstone in from a place out on Breakneck Road," said Snyder. "They'd haul it in by truck and we'd put it up." He recalls the day another worker fell to his death while working on the church's interior. "He was walking across some scaffolding and fell," said Snyder. "It was awful." During the early years, the young apprentice earned 75-cents per hour - half the rate made by his older counterparts that had joined a union. "I was too young," he said. "(Union officials) said that I'd have to work for a contractor until I was a little older before I could make their salary." The family of stonemasons was sought out for many projects through the years with many still standing today.

   Churches in McKeesport, Pa., and Greensburg, Pa., along with a bank building in Blairsville, Pa., and the Masonic Lodge in Latrobe, Pa., all featured the handiwork of the Snyder family. "Stonemasons were scarce," said Snyder, adding that there seemed to always be another job that was awaiting their arrival. The family moved on to upper New York where they helped in the construction of the Ogdensburg Hospital near the St. Lawrence Seaway. It was there, said Snyder, he caught his first glimpse of future President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

   "He was governor of New York then," he said. "He had come up to inspect one of the buildings." The family did not get the opportunity to interact with the future president, but found the experience to be one to tuck away and later share with his children. A once thriving business, like others across the nation, the Snyder family, too, suffered the consequences of the 1929 stock market crash. "Things were tough; I mean really tough," said Snyder. "There were no jobs around here." The family of stonemasons used their skills to complete smaller jobs, such as repairing chimneys in order to put food on the table. "It was rough, but we made it," said Snyder.

   Shortly thereafter, four of the Snyder boys found themselves called to serve in the armed forces. "Harry was drafted first," recalled Ralph Snyder. "Then me, George and Guy."

   "I joined the U.S. Army Air Corps; I went to Fort Dix, and Florida, and Texas, and then to Albuquerque, N.M., and then they put us on a ship for Scotland. I never saw a real gun during basic training; they gave us wooden guns and tried to show us how they worked." The ship - the Aquitania, had garnered a reputation during World War I and was still in service at the start of World War II, but had its own battle scars.

   "The railings were all marked up with initials," recalled Ralph Snyder. "There were 8,000 of us on that ship and I remember sitting there in the harbor. Finally they took us off one night and we couldn't figure where in the heck they were taking us." The younger members of the Air Corps - those in their early 20's were eventually moved to Germany. The older ones, like him, said Ralph Snyder, stayed in Ireland. Much of his time was spent using his carpentry skills to make repairs to the barracks at the air base where he was stationed.

   "I don't know what good I did there, but I did my best," said Ralph Snyder. The brothers all returned home safely and began a construction company and invested in a small gas station where Subway is now located along Route 119. It was while working at the gas station that he met his wife-to-be, Candis Witt.

   "He didn't even notice me at first," she said. "But, I kept going back and he eventually did." They married in 1957 and following the births of their son and daughter, moved into the home he built for his family. Life is at a slower pace these days, but his greatest pleasure, said Ralph Snyder is having his six grandchildren at his side. "I love to be around the kids," he said, pointing to photographs and artwork around the home that featured their images and creativity. As to his longevity, he credits his family genes. His father lived to be 93 and his sister, Adeline, lived to be 98. Also, to his heeding to what he learned at church and at home. "Trust and obey," he said as he tapped the family Bible with his cane. A family gathering marked the occasion of his 100 years, but Ralph Snyder is already looking to next spring. "I'm thinking about getting back on the lawnmower and cutting some grass," he said.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, December 30, 2007

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Ray SNYDER ( -1975)

SNYDER, RAY— Age 84 of 50 South Morgantown St., Fairchance, died Saturday, November 15, 1975 at 2:35 a.m. in the Uniontown Hospital. He was the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Nose Snyder. He is survived by his wife, Lillie Vicler Snyder; two daughters, Mrs. Earnest (Virginia) Laughery, Fairchance, and Gail Snyder, at home; one grandson, Glenn Laughery, Williamsport, Pa., and one great grandson. He was predeceased by a sister, Bessie Pease in 1945. The family will receive friends in the James W. Goldsboro Funeral Home, Fairchance, where services will be held today at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Henry Burke and Rev. Harry Cooley officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 18, 1975, page 19, column 8

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Richard Elwood SNYDER ( -2004)

Richard Elwood Snyder
Normalville

Richard Elwood Snyder, 72, of Normalville, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2004, at Highlands Hospital. Friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until 11 a.m., the hour of service with Pastor Keith Solomon officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Tabor Cemetery, Normalville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, April 27, 2004

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Russell E. SNYDER (1943-2007)

Russell E. Snyder
White

Russell E. Snyder, 64, of White, passed away unexpectedly Friday, June 29, 2007. He was born June 4, 1943, in Indian Head, a son of the late Marshall and Nannie Jane Fulton Snyder. Russell was a longtime resident of the White area. He worked as a laborer and welder for Rochez Brothers in Pittsburgh. Russell loved the outdoors, and liked to hunt and fish. He will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by his loving wife of 41 years, Jean Keefer Snyder; his children, Christine Snyder and Glenn Snyder, both of White; his sisters, Jennie Marie Snyder, of Normalville, Mildred Flack and husband, Mack, of White, and Dorothy Snyder, of Indian Head; and several loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Russell was predeceased by an infant daughter, Susan Marie Snyder; two sisters, Bedey Shroyer and Rosetta Bowers; and four brothers, George, Albert, Spurgeon Henry and Richard Snyder. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Tim Beatty officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Normalville Cemetery. To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, July 2, 2007

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S. Kathryn SNYDER (1915-2007)

   S. Kathryn Snyder, 91, of Fredericktown, Washington County, Pa., died Sunday, April 8, 2007, in the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. She was born May 6, 1915, in Revere, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of John M. and Sarah E. Newcomer Snyder. Ms. Snyder was a 1933 graduate of East Bethlehem High School, Washington County, Pa., and attended Waynesburg College, Waynesburg, Greene County, Pa. She served with the United States Navy (WAVES) during World War II, and was a member of the Hanson-Cole American Legion Post 391, Fredericktown. Ms. Snyder retired from the former First National Bank, in Fredericktown, after 40 years of service. During her career, she worked in bank branches located in Clarksville, Washington, and Fredericktown. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Fredericktown, United Methodist Women of the church, Fredericktown Women's Civic Club, Order of the Eastern Star, Uniontown, and the Beth-Center Senior Citizens. Surviving are three nephews: Robert Snyder, Bill Snyder, and an especially close nephew, William A. Alton and his wife, Mary Beth, of Hickory, N.C.; one niece, Becky Adlam; one great-niece, Laura Caldwell; one great- nephew, David Snyder and his wife, Stephanie. Deceased are two sisters, Thelma S. Cowell and Gwendolyn S. Alton, two brothers, Dr. John N. Snyder and Kenneth W. Snyder. Friends will be received on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, 42 Bank Street, at Crawford Road, Fredericktown, where Services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, April 14, 2007, with the Rev. Scott Gallagher, officiating. Interment will be in the Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. Donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 477, Fredericktown, Pa., 15333. Military Rites will be accorded by the Hanson-Cole American Legion Post 391.


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

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Samuel S. SNYDER ( -1853)

DIED

   On Monday night, in this place, after a protracted illness, SAMUEL S. SNYDER, aged about 50 years.


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

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Simeon SNYDER died in 1901. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

SNYDER, SIMEON  
SNYDER—At his home near Wooddale, Pa., SIMEON SNYDER, aged 65 years, of paralysis, on Monday, October 21st. 1901.  Deceased lived in Connellsville 18 years (ago?).  He is survived by his wife and seven children.  They are:  WILLIAM, of Murphy avenue, Connellsville; JOHN, in the U. S. Army, PHILLIPPINE Islands; MRS. MAGGIE DINSMORE, Pittsburg; MRS. CORA SNYDER and MRS. EMMA MILLER, McClure; CHARLES and MRS. MINNIE STAUFFER, Scottdale.    
Courier Nov. 1, 1901


Sylvia S. SNYDER (1927-2004)

Sylvia S. Snyder
Scottdale

Sylvia S. Snyder, 77, a resident of Keefer's Personal Care Home, Scottdale, died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant, following a long illness. She was born Feb. 27, 1927, in Melcroft, a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Curraney Snyder. Sylvia was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1944 and a former member of St. Raymond of the Mountain R. C. Church, Donegal. Years ago she worked as a member of the office staff for the New York Yankees. She is survived by two brothers, Ralph Snyder of Canton, Ohio and Robert Snyder and wife Jean of Ocala, Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Elnora Snyder of Pittsburgh and Ann Snyder of East McKeesport; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Edward, Joseph, William and Paul Snyder. There will be no public viewing. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside inurnment service on Friday, March 5, 2004, at 1 p.m. in St. Raymond of the Mountains R. C. Church Cemetery, Saltlick Township with the Fr. John Harrold officiating. Cremation services are being handled by the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville. www.brooksfuneralhomes.com


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, March 3, 2004

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Thelma C. Dills SNYDER (1913-2004)

   Mrs. Thelma C. (Dills) Snyder, 90 years, a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Monday, May 31, 2004 at the Sunset House, Indian Road where she had lived several years. Thelma was born June 1913, in Martin, Pa., to Harry and Nell (Patterson) Curstead. She was a 1931 graduate of South Union High School, in Uniontown, Pa., and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Toledo. She received a teaching certificate in 1953, and taught Kindergarten at Deveaux Elementary School from 1953 through 1963. Her first husband, Boyd H. Dills died in 1956, and she married Wilson W. Snyder in 1962, and he passed away in 1982. Thelma was active in the Toledo Legal Aid Society, the AAUW and the Toledo Bar Auxiliary. Her sons, Alan B. (Carol) Dills of Maumee, and Richard H. (Carole) Dills, Troy, Mich., survive her. The grandchildren are Mathew (Susan) Dills, Perrysburg, Andrew Dills, Toledo, Cassie Dills of New York City, Jeffrey (Carol) Dills, East Grand Rapids, Mich., Laura (Ken Chung) Dills of Ann Arbor and Stephen (Melanie) Dills, Troy, Mich. There are 10 great grandchildren. She also leaves a sister, Patricia Sterling of Masontown, Pa. There will be no visitation. A private graveside service will take place in Uniontown, Pa.


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Theodore T. SNYDER ( -1932)

THEODORE T. SNYDER
DIES AT ALVERTON

  SCOTTDALE, Jun. 4, — Theodore T. Snyder, 80 years old, died yesterday at his home at Alverton. He had been ill for some time. Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Mrs. Orrie E. Mauk of Scottdale. The funeral service will be at the home Wednesday at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Page of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Alverton Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 4, 1932, page 6, column 4

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Violet R. SNYDER (1921-2009)

Violet R. Snyder
Masontown

Violet Rosamond "Vi" (Fike) Snyder, 88, a lifelong resident of Masontown, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2009, in Laurel Ridge Center, Uniontown. She was born March 18, 1921, in Masontown, a daughter of the late Harvey and Alice Fike. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Gladys Springer and Alberta Kilo; and brothers, William and James Fike. Vi was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 213, since her initiation on Nov. 15, 1949. After 50 years of service, she became a life member in 1999. She was Worthy Grand Matron from 1958-1959, and District Deputy of Region 8 in 1962-1963. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Masontown since her confirmation in 1933. She also became a licensed practical nurse in 1972. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Adam Snyder Jr., with whom she celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on Nov. 30, 2008; their daughters, Cindy Schiffbauer and her husband, Danny, of Wellsburg, W.Va., and Nancy Ewart and her husband, Lew, of Martinsburg, Pa.; grandchildren, Jennifer Fitzpatrick, of Weirton, W.Va., James Schiffbauer and his wife, Becky, of Christiansburg, Va., Jeffrey Ewart, of Arlington, Va., Jonathan Ewart and Laura Ewart, both of Martinsburg, Pa.; her brother, Lawrence Fike and his wife, Nicole, of Tacoma, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., 515 N. Main St., Masontown. Visitation will be held from 12 until 1 p.m. Tuesday, the hour of service, in the First Presbyterian Church of Masontown with Pastor Nicholas Cook officiating. Interment will be held in Jacob's Lutheran Cemetery, Masontown. The Order of the Eastern Star with hold a ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Your personal written tributes and memories are welcomed and encouraged at www.hakyfuneralhome.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, June 29, 2009

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Virginia L. 'Jen' SNYDER, LPN Stone  (1933-2007)

   Virginia L. 'Jen' Snyder, LPN retired, 73, of Smithfield, Pa., died Tuesday, February 6, 2007, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia. She was born February 20, 1933, in Hoover, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of the late Clarence Swaney and Minnie Mae Smith Swaney. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William S. Snyder, her brothers, Milton Swaney, Emory 'Glen' Swaney and Gerald 'Bill' Swaney, and her sister, Mazelma 'Pearl' Benson. Jen began her career at the Uniontown Hospital as an aide and after graduating LPN school, she worked at Mount Saint Macrina Manor and retired from Greene County Memorial Hospital in Waynesburg, Pa. Surviving are her loving children: Bill Snyder and wife, Viv of North Pole, Alaska and their children: Chris and CJ, Mark Snyder and wife, Janice of Masontown, Pa. and their sons: Mark and Ben, Eva Moore and husband, Dave of Maynard, Massachusetts and their daughter, Tricia, Wayne Snyder of Smithfield, Pa. and his children: Wayne and Barbara, Mike Snyder and wife, Dusty of Amend, Pa. and his sons: Michael, Jeremy, Jeff and Brandon and son, Cliff Snyder of Smithfield, Pa.; 14 great- grandchildren; sisters: Pauline Rosinsky of Smithfield, Pa., and Retha Irene Phillips of Uniontown, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, February 10, 2007, until 11 a.m., the hour of service with the Rev. Scott C. Hoppe officiating. Interment will follow in the Irwin Memorial Cemetery, Ohiopyle, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, February 9, 2007

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Mrs. William B. SNYDER ( -1893)

SPRINGFIELD NEWS

Normalville, Sept 21— Mrs. William B Snyder, who lived close to the Mud School house in Bullskin Township, died on the 19th, after an illness of six weeks of typhoid fever. She was the daughter of John B Lyons of Saltlick Twp. and her remains were buried today on the farm of her father. Four small children and a husband survive. Her age was about 30 years.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, September 21, 1893

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William D. SNYDER (1903-1996)

WILLIAM D. SNYDER

   William D. Snyder, 92, of Ruffsdale, R.D. 2 (East Huntingdon Township), passed away on Monday morning, June 3, 1996, at his home. He was born Oct. 28, 1903, in East Huntingdon Township, a son of the late Sylvester Bert and Mary Alice Francis Snyder. Bill was retired from the Westmoreland County Highway Department, where he was employed as a truck driver with over 32 years service. He was also a self-employed farmer for many years in East Huntingdon Township. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Scottdale. He enjoyed the companionship of his dogs and the sport of fox chasing. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Morgan (Roselle) Rider of Hunker, R.D. 1, and Mrs. Luther (Kathleen) Silvis of Greensburg; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Imogene Kelly of Scottdale and Mrs. Thomas (Beryl) Magill of Youngwood. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy Smail Snyder, on Oct. 29, 1966; his second wife, Gouldie Gladys Stewart Snyder, on March 29, 1994; two daughters, Lois Jean Cocain in 1984 and Mary Ellen Murray in 1993; a son, William D. Snyder Jr., in 1928; two sisters, Frances Carroll and Ethel Hixson; and two brothers, Edward P. Snyder and Walter H. Snyder. Family and friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with his pastor, the Rev. Donald G. Cochran officiating. Gravesite committal services and interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 600 Mulberry St., Scottdale, Pa. 15683, in memory of William D. Snyder.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1996

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William 'Bill' H. SNYDER (1953-2001)

William "Bill" H. Snyder
Connellsville

William "Bill" H. Snyder, 47, of Connellsville, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at home. He was born Dec. 27, 1953, in Connellsville, the son of Alberta (Firmstone) Snyder and the late Kenneth D. Snyder Sr. He was a graduate of Connellsville High School Class of 1971. For many years, Bill worked as the owner and operator of his construction company, Snyder Construction. He was a member of the Connellsville Eagles Club, the Knights of Columbus and the K of C Dartball League. He was also an avid hunter. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Jason Snyder and companion Jada Huey, both of Champion; a grandson, Kody D. Snyder of Champion; a brother, Kenneth D. Snyder Jr. and wife Becky of Connellsville; two sisters, Cheryl L. (Snyder) Maceyak and husband Thomas of Scottdale and Jane Ann (Snyder) McFadden and husband Curt of Mount Pleasant; two nephews, Brian Maceyak and Tyler McFadden; In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a niece, Kelli Maceyak-Dzambo. Friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday from 1 to 9 p.m. and Monday 9 to 10 a.m., the hour of the funeral service with the Rev. Ray Keefer officiating. Interment will follow in Kingwood Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, December 15, 2001

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William R. SNYDER (1924-2008)

   William R. Snyder, 84, of Acton, Maine, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at his home. He was born January 10, 1924, in Amend, Fayette County, Pa. He was a retired Construction Field Accountant. William was a United States Marine veteran of World War II, having served in the Fighting 4th Marines. He is survived by his wife, Irene Mihalic Snyder; a son, William R. Snyder, Jr., and a daughter, Sharon V. Jackson; four sisters: Amelia Novak, Gertrude Pensock, Dorothy Kashary, and Ruth Skobel. Friends will be received in the LOUIS E. RUDOLPH FUNERAL HOME, 15 Main Street, Thomas B. Rudolph, Funeral Director and Supervisor, today, Friday, May 9, 2008 from 7 to 9 p.m. On Saturday, May 10, Brief Prayers will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon in St. Hubert Roman Catholic Church, in Point Marion, Fayette County, Pa., with the Reverend Father Andrew Kawecki, as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New Geneva, Fayette County, Pa. Full military rites will be accorded at the gravesite by the American Legion Post No. 499 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 747, of Point Marion.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, May 9, 2008

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

John Edward Sobeck, aged 13, died Tuesday morning at 12:20 o'clock on the anniversary of his birth at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sobeck, Sr., Hose 59, Youngstown.  He had been suffering a number of months from kidney complaint.
Surviving in addition to his parents are two sisters, Mrs. Helen Mankovich of Youngstown, and Mildred, of Cleveland, as well as his grandparents, John Sobeck and Mr. and Mrs. Adam Vajda.
Funeral arrangements later.
(Died - 10 Dec 1935)


Lawrence SOBEK (1921-1995)

LAWRENCE SOBEK

   Lawrence “Bub” Sobek, 74, of Fairhope, Belle Vernon died Saturday morning in Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Belczyk Sobek; children, Richard Sobek and his wife, Tamala, of Pittsburg, Mrs. Joann Sobek Estes and husband, Fran, of North Hungtingdon, and Mrs. Wanda Sobek Morrison and husband, William, of Albany, N.Y.; two brothers both of Belle Vernon, Carl Sobek and wife, Irene, and Ted Sobek and wife, Frances; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Semancik and husband, Anthony, of Fayette City and Mrs. Stella Errigo of Belle Vernon; and five grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home, 334 Main St. at Cook, Fayette City, on Monday from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 10 a.m.

Social Security Death Index for Lawrence E. Sobek:
   Born—– May 21, 1921
   Died—– July 29, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July 1995

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Emily J. Lesniowski SOFORIC ( -1996)

EMILY J. SOFORIC

   Emily J. “Micia” Lesniowski Soforic, 63, of Timber Ridge Apartments, new Stanton, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1996, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. Friends will be received in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 West Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, today from noon to 9 p.m. A blessing will be held in the funeral home Saturday at 10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral liturgy at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Everson, with her brother, Father Francis Lesniowski, as principal Celebrant, and Father Joseph L. Sredzinski and other priests as con-Celebrants. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish Cemetery, Everson. St. Joseph Holy Rosary Society will recite the Rosary at 2 p.m. today and a Parish Wake service will be held tonight at 8:30, both in the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1996

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Margaret E. SOFRANKO (1911-1997)

MARGARET SOFRANKO

   Margaret E. Sofranko, 86, of Uniontown, Pa., died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, in her home. She was born Jan. 17, 1911, in Hutchinson, Pa., the daughter of the late John and Katrina Sofranko. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, John Sofranko Jr., Michael Sofranko and Andrew Sofranko; and three sisters, Mary Bushok, Anna Ziska and Sophie Sofranko. Surviving are a brother, Stephen P. Sofranko of Uniontown; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of Saint Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church of Uniontown. Friends will be received in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Ave., Uniontown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday until 11:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00 a.m., in St. Mary’s R.C. Church. Interment will follow in Saint Mary’s Church Cemetery. A Blessing Service will be held today at 3:30 p.m., in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Fr. John Harrold of St. Johns R.C. Church officiating.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1997

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Mary E. Nalepa SOFRANKO (1913-1994)

MARY E. SOFRANKO

   Mary E. Nalepa Sofranko, 80, of Mount Pleasant and formerly of Calumet died Friday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Norristown. She is survived by a daughter, Dolly S. Ferrier of King of Prussia; two sons, Dr. Andrew J. Sofranko of Champagne, Ill., and Dr. Joseph E. Sofranko of Nashville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; and two brothers, Thomas Nalepa and Joseph Nalepa both of Youngwood. Friends are being received at Galone-Caruso’s, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant, today until 12 noon.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– August 27, 1913
   Died—– January, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1994

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John E. 'Sam' SOFTCHECK (1921-2003)

   John E. (Sam) Softcheck, 81, of Grindstone, Pa., died Sunday, April 20, 2003 in Uniontown Hospital. He was born August 28, 1921 in Orient, Pa., son of the late Michael A. and Anna Kalafut Softcheck. He graduated from Redstone High School with the Class of 1940. He was a veteran of World War II stationed in the United States and Germany, was a member of the American Legion Post 51 Uniontown, a member of the Amvets Post 103, Hopwood, a life member of VFW Post 47, Uniontown and was a member and former treasurer of UMWA Local 1248, Maple Creek. He was an Assistant Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop 649, Rowes Run, Pa. He received the Order of the Arrow along with his two sons. He was also an avid sports fan. He was predeceased by brothers Thomas P. Softcheck, Michael A. Softcheck, Jr. and Richard A. Softcheck and a sister Margaret J. Davidson. He is survived by his wife Mary Louise Baker Softcheck; two sons Terry J. Softcheck of McClellandtown and Robert S. Softcheck and wife Bonnie of Uniontown; six grandchildren Stacey, Kelley, Wendy, Tanya, Terra and Nikolai; seven great grandchildren; sisters Marie Cimini of Arcadia, Calif., Mary Shea of Winston-Salem, N.C. and Anna Rae Williams of Grindstone, Pa. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa. on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 12 noon until 1 p.m. the hour of service with the Rev. Dr. Robert Pittavino, former pastor of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Brownsville officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Camp Lutherlyn, P.O. Box 355, Prospect, Pa., 16052.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, April 22, 2003

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Mary Louise SOFTCHECK (1927-2011)

   Mary Louise Softcheck, age 83 years, of Rowes Run, died, Monday, July 11, 2011 in the LaFayette Manor Nursing Home, Uniontown. She was born September 22, 1927 in Mommoth, PA. She was the daughter of Charles Baker and Mary Fultz Baker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John E. 'Sam' Softcheck in 2003, two sisters, Alice Jean Greene and Marjorie Mason and two brothers, Charles William Baker and Hubert Baker. Mary Louise was a 1945 graduate of Redstone Area High School, entered the Brownsville Cadet Nursing Program and also graduated from Mason Frederick Beauty Academy. She operated a beauty shop in her home at Rowes Run while raising her sons. She later became a postal worker and retired as the Uledi Postmaster in 1996. Her friends and family knew her as an avid bingo player and enjoyed socializing at the games. Mary Louise lived in Rowes Run and Grindstone most of her life and was a life long member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Brownsville, PA, and an active member of the World Day of Prayer Program. Surviving are two sons: Terrence J. Softcheck of Uniontown and Robert S. Softcheck and his wife and wonderful daughter-in-law, Bonnie of Uniontown; a sister, Helen Knupsky and her husband, Charles Knupsky; grandchildren: Anastasia, Kellie, Wendy, Tanya and her husband, Jason Tost, Terra L. and Nikolai J.; eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown PA, where family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2 until 4 PM and 7 until 9 PM. on Thursday, July 14, 2011 from 9 AM until 10 AM, followed by a service celebrating Mary Louise's life at 10 AM with Rev. Robert Schaefer officiating. Interment will follow in the LaFayette Memorial Park.


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Mildred Frances Enany SOHONAGE (1921-1953)

MRS. W. J. SOHONAGE

   Mrs. Mildred Frances Enany Sohonage, 32 years old, wife of William J. Sohonage of 915 Isabella road, died at 7:45 o’clock Tuesday evening in University Hospital in Baltimore, Md., where she had been a patient several weeks. Mrs. Sohonage was born in Connellsville October 10, 1921, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Enany. She attended Immaculate Conception school and then was graduated from Connellsville High School and Seton Hill College. She taught Belle Vernon, Redstone Township and Connellsville High Schools. Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Jane Ann, 19 months old, her parents and these brothers and sisters: Edward of Uniontown and David, Mrs. Edward Spotts and Mrs. Thomas Trimpey of Connellsville. One son, William Francis, died two days after birth January 25, 1953. She was a member of Immaculate Conception R. C. Church, Seton Hill Alumni Connellsville and the American Association of University Women. Funeral arrangements will be in charge of the Munk funeral service.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, November 11, 1953, page 2, column 4

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John S. SOHYDA, Sr. (1914-1962)

J. Sohyda Sr. Is Summoned
Assistant Foreman At Robena Mine

   John Sohyda Sr., 47, of 88 Murray Ave., assistant foreman at Robena Mine, U. S. Steel Corp., died Monday, March 26, 1962, in the West Virginia University Medical Center Hospital, Morgantown. Mr. Sohyda was a member and treasurer of Holy trinity Russian Orthodox Church, New Salem; member of Russian Orthodox Brotherhood of America 99, Canonsburg secretary of Russian Orthodox Brotherhood 228 and 88, New Salem; member of H. C. Frick Veterans Assn. and an honorary member of the Muse Fire Dept. Surviving are his widow, Mary Sohyda; his mother, Anna Sohyda, and five children. Friends will be received after 7 tonight, in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem. Arrangements are incomplete.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, march 28, 1962, page 1, column 6


SOHYDA, JOHN SR.— Aged 47, husband of Mary Sohyda, 88 Murray Ave., Uniontown, died in the West Virginia University Medical Center Hospital, Morgantown, Monday, March 26, 1962. Born in Perth Amboy, N. J., July 4, 1914, he was a son of Anna and the late Nicholas Sohyda. A resident of Uniontown for the past eleven years, he formerly resided in the Canonsburg area. He was a member and treasurer of the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, New Salem; a member of the Russian Orthodox Brotherhood of America 99, Canonsburg; a member and secretary of Russian Orthodox Brotherhood 223 and 88, New Salem and member of the H.O. Frick Veterans Assn. and honorary member of the Muse Fire Department. He was assistant mine foreman for the U.S. Steel Corp. being employed at the Robena Mine. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by these children, John Jr., with the U.S. Army, Germany; Edward with U.S. Army, Fort Bragg, N.C.; James and Helen at home; one stepson, Joseph Andrews, student in Philadelphia; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Mary O’Brien, Trafford; Mrs. Helen Macik, Washington, Pa,; Mrs. Anna Katiubeck, Hendersonville; Mrs. Margaret Lord, Mrs. Dorothy Talpas, Steve and Mrs. Betty Roshaus, Canonsburg; William, Cleveland, O.; Harry, Muse. He was predeceased by his first wife Helen Sohyda in 1956. Friends are being received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem until Saturday at 11 a.m. when a prayer service will be held, followed by additional rites in the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church. The Rev. J. J. Oleynik will officiate. Interment will be in Oak Springs Cemetery, Canonsburg. Parasitas will be held this evening and Friday evening at 8 o’clock.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 29, 1962, page 33, column 8

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bullet Basil J. SOISSON died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (9)

Requiem high mass will be solemnized this morning at nine o'clock in the Immaculate Conception R.C. church, Connellsville, for Attorney Basil J. Soisson, who died early Saturday morning from impairment of the heart superinduced by pneumonia.  Rev. Fr. William T. Mullin will be celebrant and burial will be in new St. Joseph's cemetery, Connellsville.
Pallbearers, both honorary and active, will be members of the bench of Fayette County Common Pleas court and fellow attorney members of the Fayette County Bar Association.  These will be: Honorary - Judges Thomas H. Hudson, Edmund H. Reppert, J.W. Dawson, and Attorneys James R. Cray, John M. Core, E.C. Higbee, D.W. McDonald and Ross S. Matthews; Active - H. Eastman Hackney, Donald M. Higbee, D.W. McDonald, Jr., W.B. Parshall, Dean D. Sturgis, Robert B. Stauft, T. Watt Henderson and James A. Reilly.
At a meeting of the Fayette County Bar Association at noon Saturday, the membership was called upon to gather at the Blackstone Building, Main street, Uniontown, this morning at eight o'clock.  They will leave in cars for Connellsville to arrive there in time for the funeral.  A committee of arrangements consisting of Dean D. Sturgis, Daniel W. McDonald, Jr., and T.W. Watt Henderson, was also appointed at Saturday's meeting.
Attorney Soisson was born at the Soisson homestead in West Peach street Connellsville, April 25, 1892, the son of the late William F. and Jennie Lang Soissin.  He was a lifelong resident of Connellsville and was graduated from Connellsville High school with the class of 1908.  He then enrolled in the law school of Notre Dame university from which institution he was graduated in 1912.
For a period following his graduation he engaged as a salesman for  (cut off)
(Handwritten - Genius  July 13, 1931)


bullet Frederick Carl SOISSON died in 1951. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(101)

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, 21 Dec 1951, page 2;
Obituary of Frederick Carl Soisson
Frederick Carl Soisson, 50, of 124 First street, South Connellsville, died at his home at 2 o'clock this morning. He had suffered a heart attack while attending the Western Pennsylvania firemen's convention at Farrell in August and had been ill since that time.
He was born at South Connellsville October 1, 1901, a son of Mrs. Myrtle Younkin Soisson and the late William F. Soisson. Mrs. Soisson was owner of the Soisson Auto Wreckers at South Connellsville.
He was a past chief of the South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Company and a member of the Fayette County Firemen's Association, Chiefs and Assistant Fire Chiefs Association of Western Pennsylvania and Carpenter's Union Local No. 321.
Surviving are his mother; his widow, Mrs. Adelia Soisson; three daughters, Blanch Doris, Sarah Jane and Natalie Pearl at home; two brothers, William Russell of Connellsville and George F. of South Connellsville, and four sisters, Mrs. W.L. Crossland, Loretta and Mrs. J.K. Corvin of South Connellsville and Mrs. Earl Beatty of Winchester, Ind.
The funeral service will be held at the McCormick funeral home at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. R.A. Nelson, pastor of the Albright E.U.B. Church, officiating. Internment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park.


Stella SOISSON (1890-1974)

MRS. STELLA SOISSON

   Mrs. Stella Soisson, 83, formerly of South Connellsville, died Saturday in Uniontown. She was born June 15, 1890 in Dawson, a daughter of the late Ambrose and Barbara Roach Soisson. She was a member of the Albright United Methodist Church, and was a charter member of the South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a former member of the Coke Queen Lodge of the B & O Railroad. She is survived by one son, George Soisson of Layton, N. J.; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Jane Richter of New Galilee, Pa.; five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Soison, Stella—Friends of Mrs. Stella Soisson of Uniontown, formerly of South Connellsville, who died Saturday, March 9, 1974, may call at the Munk-Kucera Funeral Home, 127 East Fairview Avenue from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. today and until 1 p.m. Tuesday, the hour of service, there with the Rev. Clifford Moore, her pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Hill Grove Cemetery, Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, March 11, 1974, page 4, column 4 & 6

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

Andrew Bogden, 21, Buena Vista, Franklin township, was killed outright and his companion, Joseph Sokol, 20, of Jacobs Creed died several hours later in the Connellsville hospital as a result of a motorcycle accident on Route 711 west of Flatwoods Friday afternoon.
The two youths were traveling toward Perryopolis at a high rate of speed it was reported, when the machine failed to negotiate a curve and crashed into the bank.  The motorcycle bounded from the bank and crashed in the center of the road.
Both passengers were hurled from the machine, Bogden being killed instantly by a fractured skull and severe body injuries.  Sokol was rushed to the hospital shortly after 4:30 Friday afternoon where he died early this morning.  He did not regain consciousness, hospital authorities reported. John Kirkpatrick, police said, had just passed the motorcycle prior to the accident and did not witness the fatal crash.
Bogden was the sole support of his father, mother, three brothers and sisters.
Sokol was employed by the Pittsburgh Coal company.
(Standard - August 14, 1937)
 


Melania Marfinetz SOKOL (1892-1975)

SOKOL, MELANIA— Age 82 years of 97 George St., Brownsville, Pa. died Saturday, June 28, 1975, at 9:30 p.m. in the Brownsville General Hospital. She was born November 30, 1892 in Austria Hungary, the daughter of the late Frank and Arna Marfinetz. She was a member of the Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church, W. Brownsville and the Ladies Altar Society of the church. She was predeceased by her first husband, Mike Petsko and her second husband, Ignatz Sokol. Surviving ar [are] the following children: John Petsko, Trenton, New Jersey, Mike Sokol, East Millsboro, Pa. and Mrs. Anna Taft, Brownsville, Pa., two grandsons and two granddaughters, and two brothers, John and Frank Marfinetz who reside in Europe. The family will receive friends in the Andrew J. Skirpan Funeral Home, 135 Park St. today 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 10 a.m. when short prayers will be said followed by additional services in the Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church, W. Brownsville at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. John Oleynik officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Parastas Service will be held in the funeral home this evening at 8 p.m. Parastas Services will be held Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m.


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

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Anna Wolak Sekula SOKOLA ( -1953)

MRS. ANNA W. SOKOLA

  SCOTTDALE, Oct. 24— Mrs. Anna Wolak (Sekula) Sokola of Owensdale died at 8:15 o’clock Friday morning at her home after two weeks of illness. She leaves nine children, Mrs. Marie Stolle and Mrs. Catherine Davis of Detroit, Mich., Miss Bridget at home, Miss Sophia and Miss Jessie of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Frances Konieczny of Mount Pleasant, Joseph at home, Steve of Owensdale, and Stanley of Detroit, Mich.; one brother Andrew Wolak of Detroit, Mich.; five sisters, Mrs. Helen Jablonski and Mrs. Victoria Hendrick of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Caroline Kujawski of Dearborn, Mich., Mrs. Louise Karas of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Mrs. Kathryn Wolak of Poland, and seven grandchildren. There will be a prayer at the home at 9:30 o’clock Tuesday morning with requiem mass at St. Joseph’s R. C. Church, Everson, at 10 o’clock. Interment will be in the church cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, October 24, 1953, page 2, column 6

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Andrew SOLAK, Sr. ( -1940)

ANDREW SOLAK, SR.

   A widely known Frick pensioner and resident of Lemont Furnace vicinity for 53 years, Andrew Solak, Sr., aged 78, died at 2:30 Thursday morning, January 18, 1940, after a lingering illness of a complication of diseases. Mr. Solak was a charter member of St. Josephs R. C. Church of Uniontown and one of the founders of the St. Josephs Group 454 of Uniontown. He was also one of the founders of the church. Surviving are the widow, Catherine Solak and the following children: Sister Mary Julia of DuBois, Constantine, John B., Andrew P., and Mrs. Catherine Krezemienski, all of Detroit; Mrs. Wanda Walchesky, Dunbar, and 12 grandchildren. Brief prayer services will be held at 8:30 Saturday morning at the residence, House 179 at Lemont Furnace, followed by requiem mass in St. Joseph’s church. Rev. Fr. John Rokosz will be celebrant and burial will be in the church cemetery, under the direction of Stephen Haky.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, January 19, 1940, page 8, column 3

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Lorraine V. Soblotne SOLARCHICK (1932-1996)

LORRAINE V. SOLARCHICK

   Lorraine V. Soblotne Solarchick, 63, of Farmington passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 1996, in her home. She was born Oct. 16, 1932, at Footedale, Pa., daughter of August and Agnes Polens Soblotne. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Alex Solarchick in 1984, a son, Dale Solarchick, a daughter, Carol Solarchick, and a brother, Lawrence Soblotne. She is survived by three children, Mrs. Linda Nicholson of Uniontown, Gary Solarchick of Riverton, W. Va., and Alan Solarchick of Mill Run, nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, four brothers and four sisters, Raymond Soblotne and Edward Soblotne, both of Norfolk, Va., Dolores Puscian of Footedale, Harry Soblotne of Uniontown, Evelyn Helms of Ohio, Shirley Fowler of Vermont, Daniel Soblotne of Norfolk, and Joan Lines of Virginia. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 6, until 10 a.m., the hour of service. The Rev. Terry Collins will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, Footedale.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1996

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Bart SOLARY ( -1935)

BART SOLARY

   Word has been received by Oswald Solary of the death of his brother Bart, aged 73 years, at Detroit, Mich. He was formerly a resident of Filbert. Besides his brother he is survived by the following children, all at home: Jack, Albert, Victoria and Albina. The body will be brother to the Sciutti Funeral Home, 123 Meadow street, East Pittsburgh today. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning, in Pittsburgh, with burial in the Allegheny Memorial hospital.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, July 3, 1935, page 8, column 8

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Mary Margaret SOLDANO ( -1931)

MRS. MARY MARGARET SOLDANO

   Mrs. Mary Margaret Soldano, aged 62 years, died at her late home in Dunbar Saturday afternoon. She is survived by her husband, Nicholas Soldano, one daughter, Mrs. Carmen Martinelli, of Pittsburgh; one son, Nicholas, Jr., at home; four grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. James Ross, Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Phoebe Rankin, Fairchance. Brief funeral services will be conducted at the family residence Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock followed by additional services in St. Aloysius A. C. church, Dunbar in charge of the pastor, Rev. Fr. John Lyons. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


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

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Edith SOLES (1958-1995)

EDITH SOLES

   Edith Soles, 36, of Masontown, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 1995, at home. She was born Oct. 7, 1958, in Markleysburg, daughter of Ralph and Lois (Hall) Frazee. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a nephew, Thomas A. Bandzuch. She was a member of All Saints Roman Catholic Church and a devoted wife and mother. Mrs. Soles was a graduate of Uniontown High School, Class of 1978. Surviving are her husband, Bernard G. Soles Sr.; three sons, Bernard G. Soles II, Jonathan R. Soles and an infant, Matthew, all at home; seven brothers, William Frazee of Searights, Pa., Thomas Frazee of Smithfield, Pa., Timothy Frazee of Hopwood, Pa., James Frazee of Edenborn, Pa., Harry Frazee of Mill Run, Pa., Robert Frazee of Uniontown, Pa., Terri Frazee of Uniontown, Pa., and Lois Uphold of Ohiopyle, Pa; and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be held, on her birthday, Saturday, Oct. 7, 1995, in All Saints Roman Catholic Church at 9 a.m., with the Rev. Fr. John A. Sedlak as celebrant. The family welcomes all friends to attend this Memorial Mass. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, 515 North Main St., Masontown.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1995

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Donna J. SOLIDAY ( -1995)

DONNA SOLIDAY

   Donna J. Soliday died Saturday Nov. 4, 1995. She was the beloved daughter of Grace Trice-Soliday and the late Ralph H. Soliday. She was the dear sister of Mrs. Robert (Rita) Savage, Mrs. Phillip (Irene) Hash, Mrs. Bruce (Linda) Bommer, Chuck and Bruce Soliday of Connellsville, Pa., and Gary and Orlo Trice. She was the loving aunt of Brian, Leah, Ashley, Phillip III, Orlo Jr. and Scott. The family will be present today Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the URBAN-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 1024 French road Cheektowage, N.Y. (west of Boxden Road), where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 9 a.m. and from The Tabernacle, 3210 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park, N.Y., at 10 a.m. Friends are invited.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1995

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Emma J. SOLIDAY (1932-1994)

EMMA J. SOLIDAY

   Emma J. Soliday, 62, of Connellsville, died Tuesday at her residence. Surviving are her husband, Jesse L. Soliday; three sons: John L. Soliday, Mark A. Soliday and William D. Middleton all of Connellsville; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Sandra) Dolan of Augusta, W.Va.; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Clyde (Ruth Ann) Wolfe of Astor, Fla.; and one brother, Herman D. Thornburg of Astor, Fla. Friends will be received in the Vitto C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday until 1 p.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– February 23, 1932
   Died—– June 14, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1994

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Janice Darlene Kimsey SOLIDAY (1940-2004)

Janice Darlene Soliday
Cherry Tree Nursing Center
Formerly of South Connellsville

Janice Darlene Kimsey Soliday, 63, of Cherry Tree Nursing Center, formerly of South Connellsville, passed away quietly July 3, 2004, at Uniontown Hospital. She was born Aug. 18, 1940, in Connellsville. She was the only daughter of the late Virginia Mae Miller. Janice was a 1958 graduate of Connellsville High School. She was a member of Albright United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir, a former Cub Scout den mother and she served on the South Connellsville Bicentennial Committee. Janice was a devoted mother and grandmother. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Soliday of Connellsville; three sons, Charles T. Soliday and wife, Melinda, of Dayton, Texas, Scott R. Soliday and wife, Sandra, of Adelaide, and Timothy M. Soliday and wife, Kathy, of Dawson; grandchildren, Charles W. and wife, Jaci, Jesse, Christopher, Cayce, Joshua and Jacob. She is also survived by her loving brother Robert Meckes of Akron, Ohio. Friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until 11 a.m. Wednesday, the hour of the service with the Rev. Byron Tate Fulton officiating. Interment will be private.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, July 5, 2004

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Katherine O. SOLIDAY Stone  (1915-2004)

Katherine O. Soliday
Jones Mills
Formerly of South Connellsville

Katherine O. Soliday, 89, formerly of South Connellsville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, in Guardian Angels Country Care Home, Jones Mills, where she was presently residing. She was born March 25, 1915, in South Connellsville, a daughter of the late Charles and Margaret Ringer Oglevee. She was Protestant by faith. Katherine was retired from Anchor Hocking Glass Corp. where she was employed as a selector for 28 years. She is survived by two sons, Charles Soliday and wife Kathy of Mount Pleasant, and Barry Soliday and wife Sue of Connellsville; four grandchildren, Charles Soliday and wife Melinda of Texas, Lisa Soliday, Scott Soliday and wife Sandra, all of Connellsville, Timothy Soliday and wife Kathy of Dawson; great- grandchildren and step-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Margaret Maxwell of Connellsville. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Gladys Herbert. Friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Pastor Barry Witt officiating. Interment will follow in Hill Grove Cemetery, Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, October 9, 2004

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Marjorie Mae SOLIDAY (1927-2004)

Marjorie Mae Soliday
South Connellsville

Marjorie Mae Soliday, 76, of South Connellsville, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2004, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital in Greensburg. She was born Dec. 30, 1927, in Mill Run, a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Cora Linderman. She was Protestant by faith and member of Faith Bible Church in Connellsville. She is survived by a daughter, Virginia Garletts and her husband, Larry of Dunbar; two sons, Robert J. Miller and his wife, Patricia of Everson and Lawrence Miller and his wife, Rosemary of Dawson; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence C. Soliday; a daughter, Roberta Shipley; a great-granddaughter; and several brothers and sisters. Friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday until 1 p.m., the hour of service with Pastor Meredith Trout officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, June 17, 2004

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Charles Steven SOLLY ( -2010)

   Charles Steven Solly, age 85 of Uniontown, Pa. passed away on December 14, 2010. He is survived by 2 brothers: William and Raymond Solly and a sister Dorothy Solly Chuey, all of Uniontown; nephews: Robert Chuey and David Chuey and wife Patricia and nieces: Caorlyn Watkins and husband David and Cynthia Solly; a great nephew Jordan Chuey and 2 great nieces: Kayla Chuey and Amy Watkins. Friends received in DOLFI FUNERAL HOME on Friday, December 17 from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday until 9:30 a.m.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, December 16, 2010

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Frank E. SOLLY Stone  (1928-2004)

   Frank E. Solly, age 76, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away July 23, 2004, in Lafayette Manor Inc. He was born February 8, 1928, son of Jacob Solly and Mary (Ilcin) Solly. Frank was a member of Saint Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church and Teamsters Local 491. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Andrew Solly. He is survived by his wife, Judy D'Auria Solly; four brothers, Jacob Solly, William Solly and wife Theresa, Charles Solly and Raymond Solly, and a sister, Dorothy Solly Chuey, all of Uniontown; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the THOMAS M. DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, 136 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday, July 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at which time a Blessing Service will be held. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 1 p.m. in Saint Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church on Mill Street. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, July 24, 2004

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Jacob B. SOLLY (1919-2007)

   Jacob B. Solly, age 88, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died on Monday, October 22, 2007, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born on April 27, 1919, in Oliver, Fayette County, Pa., a son of Jacob and Mary Ann (Ilcin) Solly. In addition to his parents, his brothers, Andrew Solly, Robert Solly (in infancy) and Frank Solly, sister-in- law, Margaret Solly, and brother-in-law, Frank Chuey, preceded him in death. Jacob was a member of Saint Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church, Uniontown, Pa., and had worked as an Optician with Berk's Optical. As a young man, he had served with the United States Civilian Conservation Corps. Left to cherish his memory are his brothers and sister, William Solly and wife, Teresa, Charles Solly, Raymond Solly and Dorothy Chuey, all of Uniontown, Pa.; nephews: Robert Chuey, of Uniontown, Pa. and David Chuey and wife, Patricia, of Brunswick, Md.; nieces, Carolyn Watkins, of Bethany Beach, Del., and Cynthia Solly, of Lansing, Mich.; great-nephew, Jordan Chuey, and great-niece, Kayla Chuey, both of Brunswick, Md. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., 603 North Gallatin Avenue Extension, Uniontown, Pa., today, October 24, 2007, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Thursday, October 25, 2007, until 11:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at noon in Saint Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church, Uniontown, with Rev. Father Micah E. Kozoil, as Celebrant. Interment will be held in Saint Mary (Nativity) Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, October 24, 2007

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Catherine SOLTIS (1920-2003)

Catherine Soltis
Connellsville

Catherine "Louise" (Quinn) Soltis, 82, of Connellsville, died Friday, March 14, 2003, in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant. She was born Sept. 22, 1920, in Adelaide, a daughter of the late Hugh and Marie (Cunningham) Quinn. Louise was a graduate of Dunbar Township High School Class of 1939 and a loving homemaker for many years. She was a member of Immaculate Conception RC Church, Connellsville and the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, where she formerly held the position of secretary. Prior to her illness, Louise was an avid bowler and enjoyed working with ceramics. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Michael J. Soltis; two daughters, Jacquelyn L. Galik of Connellsville and Constance M. George and husband, Jack, of Leechburg; two granddaughters, Jennifer N. Farris and husband, Bryan, of North Carolina and Lisa M. Toweson and husband, Eric, of New York; five great-grandchildren, Michael, Michelle and Mandi Farris and Taylor and Trace Toweson; a brother, Paul Quinn and wife, Eleanor, of Lebanon; two sisters, Patricia Staley of Virginia and Dorothy Huhn and husband, Walter, of Ohio; a sister-in-law, Helen Smitley, of Uniontown; also numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Jack, Thomas and Raymond Quinn. Friends will be received Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where a blessing service will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception RC Church with the Rev. Fr. Terry Hercik as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Connellsville. A parish wake service will be held in the funeral home Sunday evening at 8:30 p.m.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, March 15, 2003

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JoAnn M. SOLTIS Stone  (1931-2011)

JoAnn M. Soltis
Connellsville

JoAnn M. Soltis, 80, of Connellsville, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at her residence. She was born Feb. 25, 1931, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Jesse and Edith Detwiler Whipkey. JoAnn was a lifelong resident of Connellsville and she was a 1949 graduate of Connellsville High School. She attended the Faith Bible Church. She is survived by four children, Christine Coffman, of Connellsville, Paul William Soltis Jr. and his wife, Eleanor, of Connellsville, Ronald Alan Soltis and his wife, Kimberly, of Connellsville, and Barry Scott Soltis and his wife, Theresa, of Leisenring; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruth Herbert, of Connellsville, and Janice Dunaway, of Lemont Furnace. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Paul William Soltis Sr.; two sisters, Betty Robbins and Helen Kormara; and two brothers, Bill and Dale Whipkey. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Barry Witt officiating. Interment will follow in the Brown Cemetery, Saltlick Township. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, April 8, 2011

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John J. SOLTIS, Jr. (1942-2003)

John J. Soltis Jr.
Connellsville

John J. Soltis Jr., 61, of Connellsville, died suddenly on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003. He was born Jan. 7, 1942, in Connellsville, a son of the late John and Mary Snyder Soltis. He was a Protestant by faith. John loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the South Connellsville Rod and Gun Club and Connellsville Sportsmans Association. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Addis Soltis; two sons, John Soltis of Connellsville and Jason Soltis, at home; two daughters, Sheila Loughman and husband Richard of South Connellsville and Kim Salatino and husband Sam of Connellsville; seven grandchildren, Richard Matthew, Andrew and Gage Loughman, Sam Salatino, Brooke Soltis and Sean Malone; a great- grandchild, Emily Loughman; and a sister, Patricia Lowery of Dunbar. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Harris, and a sister, Dolores Flynn. Friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 11 a.m. the hour of service with Pastor Robert Wrachford officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, December 4, 2003

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Joseph V. SOLTIS (1904-1963)

J. V. SOLTIS

   Joseph V. Soltis, 58, of 622 Morrell Ave., died at 11 a.m. Friday in his home. He was born March 6, 1904, in West Leisenring, a son of the late Michael and Mary Soltis. He was a former miner, and at the time of his death was custodian of the Scottdale Armory. He was a member of St. John’s R. C. Church of Lodge and United Mine Workers. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Palovchalk Soltis; two daughters, Mrs. Bruno (Mary Elizabeth) Kmieicak of Everson and Mrs. John (Frances) Lapec of Las Vegas, Nev.; a son, Edward at home; four grandchildren; four brothers, John of Napa, Calif., Andrew of Milyan, Mich., Vincent of Cleveland, Ohio, and Michael of Connellsville, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Ann Miner of Connellsville. The body is at the Find funeral home, where a prayer service will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, followed by requiem high mass at 9 a.m. in St. John’s Church, with the Rev. Joseph Bednarik as celebrant. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, February 2, 1963, page 2, column 5

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Marian E. Yoswick SOLTIS (1930-2012)

LEISENRING
Marian E. (Yoswick) Soltis

Marian E. (Yoswick) Soltis, 81, formerly of Leisenring, Pa., died Tuesday, September 4, at Sunshine Estates. She was born December 31, 1930 in Buffalo, N.Y., a daughter of the late Michael and Veronica (Zitney) Yoswick. Marian was a graduate of Dunbar Township High School Class of 1947. She was a member of the former St. Vincent DePaul R.C. Church, Leisenring and its Christian Mothers. She was a current member of St. Aloysius R.C. Church, Dunbar. Marian was a loving homemaker who enjoyed polka music, baseball and was a Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune fanatic. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Soltis, Jr. (2009); two sons, John E. (2003) and Michael J. Soltis (2009) and a sister, Joan Sweda (2010). She is survived by her children, Stephen P. Soltis and wife, Tracy, of Uniontown, Suzanne E. Staszel and husband, Thomas R., of Dunbar, Joanne E. Kimmel and husband, Robert, of Normalville, and Barbara J. Hiltabidel and husband, Arnold, of Liberty Township, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Bonnie (Herbert) Soltis; grandchildren, Brian Soltis and wife, Janet, of Mt. Pleasant, Shannon Soltis of Uniontown, Melanie Helms and husband, John, of Connellsville, Joseph M. Soltis and wife, Barb, of Connellsville, Holly Berecz and husband, Steve, of Iowa, Noelle Vilella and husband, Brian, of Greensburg, Julie Yankovich and husband, Joseph, of Ruffsdale, Robert Kimmel Jr. and wife, Gina, of Masontown, Brittany Kimmel, of Normalville, Jonathan Hiltabidel of Ohio, and Thomas Soltis of Uniontown; great-grandchildren, Aliyah and Corrine Soltis of Mt. Pleasant, Cierra and Shelby Helms of Connellsville, Andrew Yankovich of Ruffsdale, Brianna and Toby Soltis of Connellsville, Breckin Vilella of Greensburg, Lukasz and Margaux Berecz of Iowa, and Grady Kimmel of Masontown and a sister, Bernadine Grego of Connellsville. Family and friends will be received from noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. in St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Dunbar, with Monsignor J. Edward McCullough as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Cemetery, Connellsville. A Parish Rosary service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Friday, September 7, 2012

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Michael J. SOLTIS (1951-2009)

Michael J. Soltis
Connellsville

Michael J. Soltis, 57, of Connellsville, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Aug. 4, 1951, in Connellsville, a son of John A. Soltis Jr. and Mariam E. (Yoswick) Soltis, of Leisenring. He was a coal miner, working previously for Robena Mine and most recently for Consol PA Coal Corp./Bailey Mine. He was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Roman Catholic Church, Leisenring, and the Independent Slovak Citizens Club, Connellsville. He was the family handyman and "jack of all trades." In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Bonnie J. (Herbert) Soltis; daughter, Melanie R. Helms and her husband, John W. Helms Jr.; a son, Joseph M. Soltis and his wife, Barbara S. (Riggen) Soltis, all of Connellsville; grandchildren, Cierra L. Helms, Shelby M. Helms, Breanna S. Soltis and Toby M. Soltis; sisters, Suzanne E. Staszel and her husband, Thomas R., of Little Summit, Joanne E. Kimmel and her husband, Robert A. Sr., of Normalville, and Barbara J. Hiltabidel and her husband, Arnold, of Liberty Township, Ohio; brother, Stephen P. Soltis and his wife, Tracy L. (Stuart) Soltis, of Uniontown; sister- in-law, Linda S. (Herbert) Wilson and her husband, Thomas J., of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; and also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John A. Soltis Sr. and Mary (Sholtis) Soltis; maternal grandparents, Michael "Slick" Yoswick and Veronica (Zitney) Yoswick; brother, John E. Soltis; mother-in-law, Florence K. (Beavers) Herbert; and a father-in law, Joseph T. Herbert. Family and friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the hour of the blessing service at noon Friday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, with Monsignor J. Edward McCullough officiating.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, February 18, 2009

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Paul SOLTIS ( - )

PAUL SOLTIS

   Paul Soltis, 84, of Connellsville, died Monday at Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home Inc., Connellsville.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Date unknown

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Raymond Michael SOLTIS ( -1938)

RAYMOND M. SOLTIS

   Raymond Michael Soltis, two months and five days old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul P. Soltis, died Thursday at the family home in Run avenue after a week’s illness of pneumonia. Besides the parents, he is survived by three sisters, Regina Mae, Dolores Jane and Helen Katherine, and two brothers, James and Paul William. The funeral service was held Saturday morning at 8:30 o’clock at St. John’s Catholic Church, West Side. Mass was celebrated by the pastor, Rev. S. Moravek. Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery at Brookvale.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, March 14, 1938, page 6, column 3

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Steve Joseph SOLTIS ( -1962)

S. J. SOLTIS

   Steve Joseph Soltis was found dead at about 8 a.m. today in the shanty he occupied on the Harry Hosfelt property on McCoy Hollow Road. There are no known survivors. The body was taken to the Ingram funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, November 20, 1962, page 4, column 4


SOLTIS FUNERAL

   A prayer service for Steve Joseph Soltis was held this morning at the Ingram funeral home, in charge of the Rev. John J. Nyeste. Burial was in St. Emory’s Cemetery. He was born Oct. 8, 1884, in Austria-Hungary. Surviving is a sister, Helen Soltis, of Hungary.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, November 21, 1962, page 9, column 4

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Joseph David SOLOMON (1930-2012)

MASONTOWN
Joseph David Solomon

Joseph David Solomon, age 81, of Masontown, Pa., passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Pa., with his loving wife and very special friends at his side. He was born in Republic, Pa., on October 3, 1930 the son of the late Samuel Solomon and adopted parents, Marion and Samuel Anthony. He served in the United States Marine corps during the Korean Conflict. After returning home from the service, he worked for S&T Contracting and retired as Branch Manager from Anthony Crane. He was a member of All Saints Roman Catholic Church and American Legion Post 423 and a social member of the Italian Club all in Masontown. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by daughter, Loreen Solomon Snyder; step- daughter, Monica Markusic; sister, Natalie Petrie; and mother- in-law, Anna Guerrini. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Dolores (Guerrini) Solomon; daughter, Janine Solomon Thomas of Uniontown, Pa.; sister, Sandy Anthony of Uniontown, Pa.; brother, Ray Anthony of West Mifflin, Pa.; half-sisters: Betty Ann Solomon Kearney, Mitzy Solomon Dzik and husband Bob; half brothers: Terry Solomon and wife Jean, Jessie Solomon and wife Diane all of Cleveland, Ohio; many uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and very special friends. Friends will be received in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH JR. FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and 7 River Avenue, Masontown, Pa., on Friday from 2 to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, September 15, 2012 until 9:30 a.m. when a Prayer Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Masontown, Pa., with Rev. Father John M. Butler as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa., where Military Rites will be accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4584 and the American Legion Post 423. Parish Wake will be held at Funeral Home on Friday at 4. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to All Saints Roman Catholic Church, 101 West Church Avenue, or to the Fort Mason Historical Society, Post Office Box 246, both Masontown, PA 15461.


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

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bullet Samuel E. SOLOMON died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(9)

Samuel E. Solomon, aged 57, who served as a teacher and principal for 29 terms in the public schools of Saltlick, Fayette county, and Donegal township in Westmoreland county, and was a life-long resident of Indian Creek valley, died Sunday night, October 17, 1937, at the family home near Jones Mills, after an extended illness.

He was a son of John W. K. and Margaret Miller Solomon.  He was elected a teacher in Saltlick township this years but due to illness was unable to serve.

From 1913 to 1924, Mr. Solomon was owner and manager of the Champion store in Saltlick township, where he also served as postmaster.  Since then he had lived at the farm in Donegal township.

He is survived by his wife, Anne Pletcher Solomon, and eight children: Mrs. J. H. Barkley, of Uniontown; Howard O., of Scottdale; Vernon E., of Donegal; Mrs. Dwight M. Skinner, of Norfolk, Va.; Verda, R. N. of Uniontown; Dortha, Pauline and J. D., at home.  Four grandchildren also survive.  Two infant sons and one granddaughter preceded him in death (rest cut off)
Herald, October 19, 1937


Martin J. SOMMERS ( -1995)

MARTIN SOMMERS

   Martin J. Sommers (Martin “Checko” Sokolich), 67, formerly of Dickerson Run, died Wednesday, April 5, 1995, in Warren, Mich., after an extended illness. He was the son of the late Martin and Anna Moxin Sokolich of Dickerson run. He graduated from Dunbar township High School in 1945 and was a retired engineer from Conrail in Michigan. Surviving are his wife, Beverly; two daughters; five grandsons; a sister, Mrs. Bill (Mary Catherine) McQuiddy of Hemet, Calif.; and a brother, Frank A. Sokolich of Maple Heights, Ohio. Burial will take place on Saturday, April 8, in Warren, Mich.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1995

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Adam Voss SONTHEIMER (1992-1996)

Aric Voss SONTHEIMER (1990-1996)

Emma Voss SONTHEIMER (1993-1996)

Robert SONTHEIMER (1959-1996)

Robert Sontheimer
Aric Sontheimer
Adam Sontheimer
Emma Sontheimer

   Robert E. Sontheimer, 36, Aric Voss Sontheimer, 5, Adam Voss Sontheimer, 3, and Emma Voss Sontheimer, 2, all of Elliottsville, died Friday, Feb. 2, 1996, in a house fire that destroyed their home. Robert was born Feb. 5, 1959, in Uniontown, Pa., son of Carl and Geraldine Croftcheck Brownfield of Masontown. Aric Voss Sontheimer was born March 29, 1990, Adam Voss Sontheimer was born July 22, 1992, and Emma Voss Sontheimer was born Oct. 10, 1993. In addition to Robert’s parents, the children’s paternal grandparents, they are survived by their beloved wife and mother, Aran Voss Sontheimer, Robert’s maternal grandmother and the children’s great-grandmother, Emma Croftcheck, and his sisters, their aunts and uncle, Mrs. Gail Geisel and her husband, Greg, and Carla Brownfield all of Masontown. Mr. Sontheimer was employed by Food Industries Company and had attended Albert Gallatin High School. A Memorial Service will be held and will be announced.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1996

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Angela M. SOOM ( -1933)

   Mrs. Angela M. Soom, aged 53, wife of Michael Soom, well known local coal miner, at 161 Liberty Street, died at 11:35 Saturday night, July 23, 1933 in the Uniontown Hospital from cerebral hemorrhage. She was stricken on Friday In addition to her husband she leaves the following children: Pete, Fairbanks; Samuel, Joseph, William, Grace, and Nellie at home: Mrs. Mary Easter, Orient: and Mrs. Carrie Rudar, Uniontown. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Beatrice LaBella, Torrington, Conn., and by four grandchildren. Funeral rites will be conducted at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning in St. Therese Church of The Little Flower with the Reverend Father Charles J. Ceradini as celebrant. Burial will be in Park Place Cemetery. Mrs. Soom was an active member of the Ladies' Sodality of the St. Therese Church.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1933

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Mafalda V. Pantaol SOOM (1922-2011)

   Mafalda V.'Foldy'(Pantalo) Soom, age 88, life long resident of Uniontown, Pennsylvania passed away Sunday, June 26, 2011 in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born on Tuesday, July 4, 1922 the daughter of Joseph Pantaleo and Jennie(Otaviani) Pantaleo in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Mafalda was a member of Saint Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church. Mafalda will always be remembered by her family and friends for her loving, kind, and generous nature. Mafalda was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband,Samuel V. Soom; an infant son, Samuel V. Soom Jr.;brothers,Patsy Pantalo and George Pantalo; sisters; Philomena Mullen and Anna Agreste; sisters-in-law, Anna Mary Pantalo and Evelyn Pantalo; one brother-in-law, Donald Mullen; and nephews, Harry Pantalo, Randy Pantalo, and Patrick Pantalo. Surviving are her brothers: Jacob Pantalo and wife Helen, Philip 'Flip' Pantalo, Louis Pantalo and his wife Lucy; sister- in-law, Anne L. Pantalo; brother-in-law, William Agreste; 18 Godchildren; also many nieces and nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews; and a special friend, Linda Snyder. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., 603 North Gallatin Avenue Extension, Uniontown, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, June 30, 2011 until 9:15 a.m. when Prayers of Transfer will be said. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in Saint Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church, 61 Mill Street Uniontown, with Monsignor Michael W. Matusak, V.F., Pastor, as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pennsylvania. A Parish Wake Service will be held in the Funeral Home on Wednesday at 3 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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Marco SOOM ( -1959)

SOOM, MARCO (Mike)— Age 79 years, of 161 Liberty St., died at his residence at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 8, 1959 after a prolonged illness. Born at Avigliano Providence of Patenza, Italy, he had been a resident of Uniontown and vicinity for the past 54 years. A retired coal miner and local gardener, he was a member of the U.M.W.A., Local 6303 of Filbert, also a member of Independent Sons Of Italy Lodge 431 of Uniontown. He was predeceased by his wife, Angela Marie Monica Soom in 1938. Surviving are the following children, Peter A.,Samuel V., Joseph M., William M., Mrs. George (Carrie) Rudar; Mrs. Joseph (Nellie) Jupina, all of Uniontown; Mrs. Glen (Mary) Easter and Mrs. John (Grace) Wensing of Republic; fifteen grandchildren. Also a sister, Rose Marie Jordan (Glordiano) of Uniontown, and a sister residing in Italy. Friends will be received at the Victor A. DeCarlo Funeral Home, 135 N. Gallatin Ave. after 8 p.m. today until 8:15 Monday morning at which time short prayers will be held followed by a Requiem High Mass at St. Theresa R. C. Church with Rev. Fr. Nicholas J. Thomas as celebrant. Burial will follow in Park Place cemetery. Members of the Holy Name will meet at 8 P.M. Sunday to recite the Rosary.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, January 9, 1959, page 13, column 8

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Mary Mecco SOOM ( -1931)

MARY MECCO SOOM

   Mrs. Mary Mecco Soom, aged 82 years and 24 days, died at the home of her son, Mike Soom, 161 Liberty street, at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 9, 1931. Death was due to complications incident to advanced age. She was the widow of Pete Soom. In addition to Mike Soom, she is survived by one other son in Italy and one daughter, Mrs. Rose Jordan, of Highland avenue. Twenty-one grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held at the son's residence Friday at 9 a.m. in charge of Rev. Fr. Louis Tabbia, pastor of St. Theresa R. C. church. Burial will be in Park Place cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 10, 1931, page 2, column 4

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John SOSHIN ( -1925)

MINER ELECTROCUTED

   John Soshin, aged 40, a miner, was electrocuted at 2:35 Tuesday morning in the Edenborn mine of the H. C. Frick Coke company. He came in contact with the high tension wire of the mine along the main entry. He lived at house 47, Buffington, and is survived by a wife and several children. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning at the Polish Catholic church at Footedale.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, October 28, 1925, page 3, column 3

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Joseph Bernard SOSNAK ( -1995)

JOSEPH B. SOSNAK

   Joseph Bernard Sosnak, 91, of Charleroi, formerly of Granville, Pa., died Wednesday, March 29, 1995, in Mon-Valley Hospital. He is survived by two sons, Bernard J. Sosnak of coal Center R.D. 1, and Robert Sosnak, with whom he made his home; two daughters, Mrs. Miller (Annette) Bostich of Washington, Pa., and Mrs. Richard (Marilyn) Spellman of Washington, Pa.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the John E. Greenlief Funeral Home, 923 Fourth St., California, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1995

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John SOSSA ( -1950)

John Sossa

   Funeral services were held this morning for John Sossa, 71, a retired farmer, who was instantly killed Monday while working on the farm of his son, John, Jr., near Ruffsdale. Requiem mass was celebrated at 10 o’clock in St. Timothy’s R. C. Church, Smithton. Interment was in the St. John’s Church Cemetery in Perryopolis. Mr. Sossa was killed when a barn door fell on him as he was helping with chores on the farm, where he had been living. He was a resident of near Jacobs Creek for 36 years where he had owned and operated a farm. He was born in Slovakia and came to the United States when a young boy. He is survived by his wife; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Garber of Jacobs Creek, Mrs. Sophie Lee of Tampa, Fla., Miss Pauline Sossa, at home, Miss Elizabeth Sossa of Warren, Ohio, and Mrs. Gertrude Mellinger of Smithton; two sons, John of Ruffsdale, and Joseph of Banning, and 15 grandchildren.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, November 16, 1950, page 2 column 4

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William SOUTH ( -1922)

WILLIAM SOUTH

   The body of William South will arrive in Point Marion this morning and funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, March 1, from the Point Marion M. E. church at 1:30 o’clock. Funeral Director . Conn of Point Marion will have charge. Mr. South, who was formerly of Point Marion, died near Clarksburg, W. Va., of pneumonia.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 1, 1922, page 11, column 5

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Rachel Huston SOVERNS (1844-1929)

MRS RACHEL SOVERNS

   Death yesterday morning removed a lifelong resident of Dawson, Mrs. Rachel Huston Soverns. She was 86 years old. Besides being the oldest woman in that community she was the last surviving charter member of the First Presbyterian church of Dawson, and the last of a family of thirteen children. Mrs. Soverns was widowed forty years ago by the death of her husband, Edmund Soverns, and was left to rear a family of five children, all of whom survive. They are James O. and George B., both of Dickerson Run Hill; Misses Nellie and Clara Soverns of Dawson, and Harry S., residing on the west coast. Mrs. Soverns was born October 30, 1844, on the Huston farm near Milltown, a daughter of William and Rebecca Huston, pioneer settlers in that vicinity. In her church work she was most active, and was beloved among her neighbors and many friends. For the past twenty years she was an invalid, suffering injuries in a fall. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family home in Dawson. Rev. Crawford Coulter, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Dawson will officiate. Interment will be made in Dickerson Run Union cemetery, with funeral director Frank B. Gatley of Vanderbilt in charge.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, October 4, 1929, page 3, column 3

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Anna Belle Casterwiler SOWERS (1918-1996)

ANNA BELLE SOWERS

   Anna Belle Casterwiler Sowers, 76, of Latrobe died Thursday in her residence. She is survived by a son, Jerry Sowers and his wife Cynthia, of Mount Pleasant; a daughter, Mrs. James (Marsha) Walter of Latrobe; two grandsons; her uncle, Orval Casterwiler of Latrobe; half-brothers, Homer Casterwiler of Connellsville and Clyde Casterwiler of eastern Pennsylvania; and half-sisters, Hilda Lewis of Connellsville, Mary Milward of New Stanton, and Doris Casterwiler of eastern Pennsylvania. Services followed by interment were held Saturday at 11 a.m. Arrangements were by the Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home Inc., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– August 25, 1918
   Died—– June 22, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

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David L. SOWERS Photo  ( -1956)

FUNERAL SET FOR BOY, 9

   Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon for 9 year old David L. Sowers of Farmington, fatally injured yesterday morning when struck by an auto while crossing Route 40 in front of his home. A fourth grade student at Wharton Township Elementary School, he was a member of the Mount Washington Presbyterian Church and Sunday School. In addition to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin (Bud) Sowers, he is survived by a sister, Rebecca Ann, at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Sowers, Farmington, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Milan, New Salem. Friends are being received today in the Gleason Funeral Home, Uniontown, where services will be held tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. with Dr. William Blake Hindman, pastor of the Mount Washington Presbyterian Church and the Rev. Earl P. Confer, pastor of the Central Christian Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, June 6, 1956, page 2, column 5

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Jesse C. SOWERS (1896-1934)

JESSE SOWERS, WORLD
WAR VETERAN, DIES
IN ARIZONA HOSPITAL

   Jesse Sowers, World War veteran, and son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Sowers of Hopwood, died Monday at the United States Veterans Hospital at Tucson, Ariz., of an attack of dysentery. He had apparently regained much of his health and was about to return home in a newly purchased car. Mr. Sowers attended the grade schools of Masontown, Fairchance and Smithfield and Douglas Business College and was a former bookkeeper for W. J. Rainey, Inc., at Revere and Elm Grove. With his brother, he also conducted a general store at Markleysburg for a short time. During the war he was attached to the engineers. Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters, and one brother. Arrangements have been made to bring the body to the home of his sister, Mrs. L. B. Bixler of Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, July 24, 1934, page 6, column 4


JESSE C. SOWERS
FUNERAL SUNDAY

   The funeral service for Jesse Conway, 37 years old, who died Monday, July 23, in the U. S. Veterans Hospital at Tucson, Ariz., will be held in the third Presbyterian Church, Uniontown, of which he was a member, on Sunday afternoon, July 29, at 3 o’clock. The body will arrive at A. D. Ferguson Funeral Home on Friday evening and will be taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. L. B. Bixler, at 20 Lock Lomond street, South Uniontown. Friends who wish to view the remains will be welcome at the Bixler home until 1 o’clock Sunday. The remains may be viewed at the Third Presbyterian Church from 1:30 to 3 o’clock, as the casket will not be opened after the service. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance. Services will be in charge of Lafayette Post, American Legion, of which he was a former member. Mr. Sowers was a former resident of Elm Grove.

Notes from contributor:
   Born–September 27, 1896
   Father–Andrew J Sowers
   Mother–Jane Hannah Humphreys


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, July 24, 1934, page 6, column 4

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Margaret T. SOWERS (1914-1995)

MARGARET T. SOWERS

   Margaret T. Sowers, 81, of 321 S. Broadway, Scottdale, died Friday, Nov. 3, 1995, in Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Aug. 24, 1914, at Mammoth in Mount Pleasant Township, a daughter of the late Harvey E. and Janet M. McIndoe Thomas. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church of Scottdale and a graduate of the former Hurst High School, Mount Pleasant. She is survived by two daughters, Debbie Riggin and Jan Martinsen and two granddaughters, Mrs. Doug (Micki) Riley and Margaret I. Martinsen, all of Scottdale; and one sister, Mrs. Ruth Crusan of Lady Lake, Fla. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Clinton V. Harkcom; her second husband, Henry L. Sowers, Jr. in 1981; one son, Thomas E. Harkcom in 1980; and two brothers, Lloyd N. Thomas and William J. Thomas. Family and friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the hour of funeral services with the Rev. Scott R. McCormick officiating. Entombment will take place in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. Family suggests memorials to the Christ United Methodist Church, 203 Market St., Scottdale, Pa., 15683, in memory of Margaret T. Sowers.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1995

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Bernard SOWINSKI ( -1939)

SOWINSKI SERVICES

   Brief funeral services for Bernard Sowinski, 15, who lost his life while swimming in the Coolspring reservoir late Thursday afternoon, will be held at 1:30 Sunday afternoon in the family home, 201 South Mt. Vernon avenue, followed by services at 2 o’clock in St. Joseph’s R. C. church. Rev. Fr. John Rokosi will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, July 15, 1939, page 2, column 8

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Doris Nixon SPANGLER (1923-2003)

   Doris Nixon Spangler, age 79, of Bryan, Ohio, died Sunday, April 13, 2003 in Bryan, Ohio. She was born August 21, 1923 in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of the late Dr. Holbert James and Beatrice Nixon. Doris graduated from Uniontown Senior High School in Uniontown, Pa., and also Denison University, Granville, Ohio. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Theodore "Ted" Spangler; three daughters: Blair Spangler of Kenwood, California, Drew Spangler Faulkner and husband, David, of Mill Valley, California, and Kim Gordon of Honolulu, Hawaii; three grandchildren: Helen Korich, Robert Gordon and Michael Faulkner; and two sisters: Eileen Bentley of Stuart, Florida, and Millys Altman of Uniontown, Pa. Funeral arrangements are under direction of the OBERLIN-FORD FUNERAL HOME, Bryan, Ohio. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, April 16, in First Presbyterian Church.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bryan Area Foundation, Bryan, OH 43506.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 14, 2003

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Betty Louise SPANOVICH (1928-1997)

BETTY SPANOVICH

   Betty Louise Spanovich. 68, of Bobtown, Pa., died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at her home. She was born March 10, 1928, in Somerset County, Pa., a daughter of the late William N. and Dorothy Kelly Pratt. A member of the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Dilliner and the United Methodist Women, Mrs. Spanovich was a retired LPN, having formerly worked for West Virginia University Hospital, and then in the office of Dr. Robert S. English, in White House, Pa., for 20 years, until her retirement in 1988. She is survived by her son, George M. Spanovich of Morgantown; two daughters, Diana E. Horner of Bobtown and Georgia A. Milne of Johnstown, Pa.; six grandchildren, Heather Lynn Cline, Samantha Lee Horner, Lorretta Louise Horner, Heidi Ann Milne, Cory Michael Spanovich and Samuel George Spanovich; one great-granddaughter, Cheyanne Lynn Cline; three brothers, Harlan R. Pratt and George William Pratt, both of Bobtown, and Jay N. Pratt of Trappe, Pa.; and by one sister, Shirley Pratt. Friends will be received in the RICHARD. R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, in the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church of Dilliner at 11 a.m., with the Rev. William L. Parker officiating. Interment will follow in Wolf’s Cemetery, Dilliner. In …[rest of article missing]


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1997

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Alice J. SPARKS (1946-2006)

Alice J. Sparks
Normalville

Alice J. Sparks, 60, of Normalville, Fayette County, Pa., died Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, in the Rehab and Nursing Center of Greater Pittsburgh, in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa. She was born Feb. 5, 1946, in Normalville, a daughter of the late Edward and Bernice Miller Firestone. Alice was a lifelong resident of Normalville. She was a graduate of Connellsville High School, with the Class of 1963. She was a member of St. Raymond of the Mountain Roman Catholic Church, in Donegal, Somerset County, Pa. Alice's life was her family. She deeply loved and cared for all of her family, especially for her wonderful grandchildren. Alice will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by her loving husband, Richard K. "Dick" Sparks; her children, Richard E. "Pooh" Sparks and his wife, Tonia, of Indian Head, Fayette County, Pa., and Aimee Cain and her husband, Patrick, of Elkins, W.Va.; her wonderful grandchildren, Nicole Sparks, Sean, Lauren and Brendan Cain, and Katlyn Sparks; her brothers, Regis Firestone and wife, Roberta, of Potter County, Pa., Randall Firestone and wife, Lois, and Marvin Firestone and wife, Darlene, all of Normalville; her sisters, Karen Arsenberger and husband, Daun, of York, Pa., Marlene Kern and husband, Gerald, of Normalville, Diane Gales and husband, Kenneth "Bo," of Indian Head; her sisters-in-law, Karen Firestone and Diana Firestone, both of Normalville; her brother-in-law, Gary Kinneer, of Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa.; her mother-in-law, Helen Sparks, of Indian Head; a special friend, Joyce Miller, of Mill Run, Fayette County, Pa.; and many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Alice was predeceased by her daughter, Denise Cherie Sparks, in 1996; a sister, Elizabeth Kinneer; and two brothers, Rodney and Leonard Neil Firestone. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, Fayette County, Pa. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Raymond of the Mountain Roman Catholic, Donegal, with the Rev. John Harrold, as Celebrant. A Committal Service and Interment will follow in St. Raymond Cemetery, Saltlick Township, Fayette County, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to St. Raymond of the Mountain Church, P.O. Box 330, Donegal, Pa., 15628, in memory of Alice J. Sparks.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, December 27, 2006

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Betty Jane Shazer Skomra SPARKS (1924-2004)

Betty Jane Shazer Skomra Sparks, age 79 years, a resident of Uniontown, Pa., and a former resident of Brownsville, Pa., died in Beverly HealthCare, Uniontown, Pa., Friday, January 9, 2004. She was born in Brownsville, Pa., March 1, 1924 daughter of Lawrence and Bessie (Mitchell) Shazer. Betty was a member of Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Uniontown, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Phillip Skomra and Walter Sparks, a son, David at birth, a brother, Lawrence Shazer, a sister, Louise Shazer, and parents. Surviving are two daughters: Judy M. Bierbower and her husband Richard W. of Uniontown, Pa., and Beverly A. Shoemaker and her husband Jack of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; four grandchildren: Lisa Joyce and husband James, Lori Broadwater and husband Thomas, Erin Kuntz, Jennifer Shoemaker and fiancé Michael Jeremy Zander; one great grandson, Carson Richard Broadwater; two brothers: Dale Shazer and Donald Shazer; one sister, Frances Marie; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the J. HARRY JOHNSTON FUNERAL HOME, 65 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., today from Noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be conducted in the Funeral Home on Monday, January 12, at 11 a.m. with Reverend Paul N. Frank Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.


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

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Diana R. Shroyer SPARKS (1950-2007)

Diana R. Sparks

Diana R. Sparks, 57, of Scottdale, Westmoreland County, Pa., died Tuesday, February 27, 2007, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa. She was born January 18, 1950, in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of the late Sylvester and Irma Shipley Shroyer. Mrs. Sparks was a graduate of Southmoreland High School, Westmoreland County, Pa. She was employed at the former Murphy's Mart, later Ames Department Store, for several years. She was a member TRIO, Transplant Recipients International Organization, and a social member of the Scottdale Fireman's Club. Diana loved her grandchildren, playing bingo, and she was an avid and enthusiastic shopper.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Gerald Shroyer, and one sister, Donna Collins. She is survived by her husband, William D. Sparks; three daughters: Sherri Wilson and her husband, James, of Ohiopyle, Fayette County, Pa., Dana Sparks and her fiancé, Edward Szwed, and Candace Oliver and her husband, Daniel, all of Scottdale; seven grandchildren: Joshua and Tisherra Koss, Billy Wilson, Tiffany Sparks, Thomas Sparks, Darian Sparks, and Cheyenne Oliver; and one brother, Marvin Shroyer and his wife, Janet, of Scottdale.

Friends will be received from 5 to 9 p.m., on Thursday, and from 2 to 9 p.m., on Friday, in the BROOKS FUNRAL HOME, INC., 111 East Green Street, Connellsville, where Services will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, with the Rev. Dennis Moriarty, officiating. Interment will follow in the Scottdale Cemetery, Scottdale.


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

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Harry Richard 'Dick' SPARKS (1926-2006)

Harry R. Sparks
Indian Head

Harry Richard "Dick" Sparks, 79, of Indian Head, Fayette County, passed away at his home, Thursday, July 13, 2006, with his wife of 59 years, Loretta, at his side. He was born Dec. 3, 1926, in Indian Head, the son of the late Harry and Mabel Warrick Sparks. He married his wife, Loretta Gregor Sparks, on Aug. 25, 1946. Dick lived at Indian Head all of his life. Prior to his retirement, he was in the automobile and lumber businesses for 42 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of King Solomon's Lodge 346 F&AM, which he joined in 1952 and was a 50-year member. He was also a 50-year member of the Uniontown Lodge of Perfection and the Syria Shrine Temple of Pittsburgh, and his Masonic affiliations also included the Pittsburgh Consistory and his past presidency of the Uniontown Caravan 9 of the Syria Shrine. He was a 50-year member and past district governor of Lions Club International for District 14 M, member and past president of the Indian Creek Valley Lions Club for 44 years and a current member of the Bullskin Township Lions Club, which he joined in 1992. Dick was also a past board member of the Beacon Lodge Camp for the blind, past board member of the Saltlick Township Planning Commission, member of the Saltlick Township Vacancy Board for many years and he was a member of the Mt. Nebo Church of God. In addition to his wife, Loretta, he is survived by his children, Harry Robert Sparks, John "Rick" Sparks, Sharon Chackan and her husband, Daryl "Buzz," Shelly Sabean and her husband, Fritz, and Lucinda Jo "Cindy" Sparks; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruth Ohler and Audrice Geary and her husband, Allen. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Helen Sparks; and a brother-in-law, Frank Ohler. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, Fayette County, Pa., where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Homer Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville, Fayette County, Pa. The Bullskin Township Lions Club will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. and the King Solomon's Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m., both Sunday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Mt. Nebo Church of God or to Medi Home Hospice, 308 Haynes St., Johnstown, Pa., 15901, in memory of Harry Richard "Dick" Sparks.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, July 14, 2006

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Helen C. SPARKS (1907-2007)

Helen C. Sparks
Indian Head

Helen C. Sparks, 99, of Indian Head, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at her home, while surrounded by her loving family. She was born Dec. 19, 1907, in Leisenring, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of the late James and Phena Dahl Cole. Helen attended the former Dunbar Township High School, Fayette County, Pa. She was a member of St. Raymond of the Mountain Roman Catholic Church, in Donegal, Somerset County, Pa., and its Christian Mothers. She was also a member and had served as an officer in the church's Altar Society. Helen is survived by her loving family; her sons, Robert F. Sparks and his wife, Patricia, and John L. Sparks and his wife, Beverly, all of Indian Head, and Richard K. Sparks, of Normalville, Fayette County, Pa.; her daughter-in-law, Helen M. Sparks, of Indian Head; 24 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a special niece, Renee Connell and husband, Jerry, of Leisenring; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Helen was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, Helen was predeceased by her husband, Frank R. "Whitey" Sparks, in 1975; two sons, Thomas F. Sparks and William R. Sparks; a daughter-in-law, Alice Sparks; two granddaughters, Denise and Trudy Sparks; a great-grandson, Kevin Spaw; five sisters, Lucy Smith, Genevieve Brown, Kathryn Cole, Irene Lyon, and Lena Cole; and five brothers, Edward, William, Charles, James, and Newton Cole. It was Helen's request that there be no Public Viewing. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday, in St. Raymond of the Mountain Roman Catholic Church, Donegal, with the Rev. John Harrold, as Celebrant. A Committal Service and Interment will follow in St. Raymond's Cemetery, Fayette County, Pa.


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

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Helen E. SPARKS (1914-2005)

Helen E. Sparks
Mt. Pleasant
Formerly of Indian Head and Connellsville

Helen E. Sparks, 90, of Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Indian Head and Connellsville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, at Harmon House. She had been a resident there for the past six years. She was born Aug. 29, 1914, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Harry and Mabel Warrick Sparks. Her younger years were spent at Indian Head. She was a 1933 graduate of Connellsville High School. She was a retired bookkeeper working in Connellsville since 1948. She worked at Capitol Motors for 18 years and she worked part-time at the Carnegie Library in Connellsville. She also worked at the Indian Head Post Office for a number of years, and at the rationing board in Connellsville during World War II. She was a member of the Indian Head Church of God. She is survived by two sisters, Ruth Ohler, and Audrice Geary and husband, Allen, and a brother, H. Richard Sparks and wife, Loretta, all of Indian Head. She is also survived by her much loved nieces and nephews, John Ohler, Robert Sparks, Richard Sparks, Sharon Chackan, Shelly Sabean, Cindy Sparks, Roxanne Rodgers, Anita Noel and Steve Geary. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Smith J. Johnson, in July 1941. Friends will be received from 1 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, at which time services will be held with Rev. Dennis Arndt officiating. Committal and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, August 15, 2005

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Jack Reed SPARKS (1927-2008)

Jack Reed Sparks

Jack Reed Sparks, 80, of Connellsville, (Bullskin Township), Fayette County, Pa., went home to be with his Lord on Monday, April 14, 2008, at his home while surrounded by his loving family, after a short, but courageous battle with cancer. He was born September 14, 1927, in Indian Head, Fayette County, Pa., a son of the late Jesse Reed and Evelyn Miller Sparks. Jack married his loving wife, the former Doris Jean Ulery, on November 7, 1948. Jack was a graduate of the former, Dunbar Township High School, in Fayette County, Pa., with the Class of 1945. He also received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Education from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army with honor and distinction. Prior to his retirement, Jack worked as a Superintendent for the Dick Corp., in Pittsburgh, and was a member of the Carpenters Union No. 2274, in Pittsburgh. Jack was a member of King Solomon's Lodge No. 346, F&AM, Uniontown Lodge of Perfection, Consistory Valley of Pittsburgh, Syria Shrine, Comas Club, the order of Eastern Star No. 247, and the Bullskin Township Lions Club. Jack was a member of the Breakneck Church of God for 50 years serving as a Lifetime Elder, President of AD Council, MUGS Treasurer, Sunday school teacher, VBS teacher, assisted with Children's Church, children and youth groups, bowling team, dart ball team and many other activities of the church. He was also AD Council member for the Allegheny Region of the Church of God. One of his great joys was serving the Lord with the talents God gave him. Jack's greatest pride and joy was his family.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Doris Jean Ulery Sparks; his children: Lenny Sparks DiMantova and husband, Vic, Linda Burley and husband, Wayne, Preston Sparks and wife, Karen, Crystal McFadden, Jackie Connors and husband, Bob, and Marlana Burley and husband, Tim; his grandchildren: Eric Shultz, Summer Sparks Fueker and husband, Mark, Bobby, Jesse and Jack Connors, Holly McFadden and fiancé, Jeff Haeger, Bethany McFadden, Danny McFadden, Travis, Amanda and Aaron Steele, Tyler and Chase Burley; two step grandchildren: Lawrence Burley and wife, Suzanne, Chris Burley and wife, Jackie; three great-grandchildren: Savannah Sparks, Lynx Fueker and Jaidyn Haeger; and his step-great-grandchildren: L.B., Lucas and Logan. Jack is also survived by his brother, Harold Sparks, and his sisters: Mildred Peck, and Beryl Younkin and husband, Junior; and many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his family, Jack will be missed by many friends he cherished and loved. In addition to his parents, Jack was predeceased by a sister, Agnes Jean Brooks.

Family and friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and from 2 to 9 p.m. on Thursday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 111 East Green Street, Connellsville. Additional viewing will be held Friday from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of a funeral service, in the BREAKNECK CHURCH OF GOD, with Pastor Joseph Wingrove, Jr., officiating. A Committal Service and interment will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery, Bullskin Township, Fayette County, Pa. The Order of Eastern Star No. 247, will conduct a service on Thursday at 7 p.m. and the King Solomon's Lodge No. 346, F&AM, will conduct a service on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., both in the Funeral Home. http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, April 16, 2008

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Lige SPARKS ( -1967)

LIGE SPARKS

   Lige Sparks, 70, of Vestaburg, formerly of Smock, R. D. 1, died Tuesday in Brownsville General Hospital. He was a retired employe of the Vesta No. 5 Mine of J & L Steel Corp., a member of UMWA Local 762, a veteran of World War I, Hanson – Cole Post 391 American Legion of Fredericktown and the V.F.W. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mrs. Nora Lewis Sparks, in 1964. Surviving are his second wife, Mrs. Millie Beagle Sparks; two sons, Clayton of Smock, R.D. 1, and Clyde of Grindstone; three daughters including Mrs. Faye Hixon of Grindstone; 21 grandchildren, a brother and a sister. The body will be at the Kisinger funeral home in Brownsville until 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Interment will be in LaFayette Memorial Park. Graveside military rites will be conducted by Hanson-Cole Post 391 American Legion.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, November 29, 1967, page 25, column 6

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Loretta G. SPARKS (1927-2007)

Loretta G. Sparks
Indian Head

Loretta G. Sparks, 79, of Indian Head, died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, at her home. She was born April 12, 1927, in Acme, a daughter of the late John and Catherine Busko Gregor. Loretta was a graduate of the former Ramsay High School, Mt. Pleasant. She was formerly employed at Seven Springs Resort, the former Bear Rocks Resort, the former Metzlers Department Store and at Resh's Store in Indian Head. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Harry Richard "Dick" Sparks; three sisters, Clara Gregor, Jean Paulin and Genevieve Randall; and five brothers, Edward, Thomas, John, Lee and Joseph Gregor. She is survived by her five children, Harry Robert Sparks, John Richard Sparks, Shelly Sabean and her husband, Fritz, Sharon Chackan and her husband, Daryl "Buzz," and Lucinda Jo "Cindy" Sparks; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Robert Griger and his wife, Mary, of Indian Head, and Eugene "Shorty" Gregor, of Irwin. It was the request of Loretta that there be no viewing or visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside committal service to be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 12, in Green Ridge Memorial Park with Pastor Dan Jones officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Bullskin Township Lions Club, c/o Jean Eicher, 3426 Country Club Road, Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666, in memory of Loretta Sparks. Arrangements are under the direction of the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com. To send condolences to the family, please visit: www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, January 13, 2007

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Mabel S. SPARKS (1893-1967)

MRS. HARRY SPARKS

Mrs. Harry (Mabel S.) Sparks, 74, of Indian Head, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday in Frick Community Hospital, Mount Pleasant, where she had been a patient since Oct. 9. She was born April 20, 1893, in Springfield Township, a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth McMillen Warrick, and had been a lifelong resident of the Indian Head area. She was a member of the Indian Head Church of God and the Ladies Bible Class. Surviving are her husband, Harry; a son, H. Richard of Indian Head; three daughters, Helen of Connellsville and Mrs. Frank (Ruth) Ohler and Mrs. Allen (Audrice) Geary of Indian Head; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, John Warrick of Normalville, R. D. 1, and a sister, Mrs. John (Beulah) Barger of Normalville. The body will be at the Brooks funeral home at Indian Head after 7 p.m. today. A prayer service will be held there at 1:30 p.m. Friday, followed by additional rites at 2 p.m. in the Indian Head church of God, with the Rev. G. Marion Smith, D. D., officiating. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park. Viewing will be concluded at the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, November 1, 1967, page 23, column 7

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Ronald Lindbergh SPARKS (1927-2007)

Ronald Lindbergh Sparks

Ronald Lindbergh Sparks, age 80, of Gallatin, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, died on Sunday, July 15, 2007. Born on May 25, 1927, in Clearville, Pa., he was the son of William Sparks and Evelyn (Mearkle) Sparks. He was retired from the Mitchell-Long Company. Mr. Sparks was a member of the Masontown United Methodist Church, in Masontown, Fayette County, Pa. He was a Veteran of World War II, who served with the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Hampton, Seaman First Class. He received the Pacific Theatre Ribbon, American Theatre Ribbon, and the Victory Medal.

His parents and a granddaughter, Jennifer, preceded him in death. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Judith Sparks; children: Cheryl S. Sparks, Debra E. Seneway and her husband, Bernard, Ronald Rates and his friend, Judy, Robert Rates and his wife, Gina, and Eric Rates and his friend, Candace; grandchildren: Rachel, Dalton, Sierra, and Christopher; his sister, Phyllis Strayer; and mother-in-law, Pearl Ludrosky.

Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, 515 North Main Street, Masontown, Pennsylvania, today from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and on Wednesday, July 18, 2007, until 10:00 a.m., the Hour of Service, with the Rev. Robert Lewis, officiating. Interment will follow in Greendale Cemetery, Masontown, Pennsylvania, where Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion Post 423. Your personal written memories and tributes are welcomed and encouraged at www.hakyfuneralhome.com


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, July 17, 2007

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Trudy D. SPARKS ( -2000)

   Trudy D. Sparks, 43, of Indian Head, died unexpectedly, early Sunday morning, Aug. 20, 2000, in the Highlands Hospital. Friends will be received in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., Route 711, Melcroft, today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the St. Raymond’s of the Mountain R.C. Church, Donegal, with Rev. John Harrold as celebrant. A committal service and interment will follow in the St. Raymond’s Cemetery, Saltlick Township.


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, August 22, 2000

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Virginia M. Felgar SPARKS (1915-2006)

Virginia M. Sparks
Columbus, Ohio
Formerly of Indian Head

Virginia M. Sparks, 91, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Indian Head, Fayette County, Pa., died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, in Columbus, Ohio. She was born April 10, 1915, in Alverton, Westmoreland County, Pa., a daughter of the late George and Kathryn Showman Felgar. Virginia was a lifelong member of the Church of God, having joined initially in Alverton, where she was church pianist. For the past 70 years, she belonged to the Indian Head Church of God, where she was a member of the Women's Bible Class and the W.C.S.C. Society. She was a past member of the Indian Creek Valley Lions Club Ladies Auxiliary and an award-winning volunteer for the American Cancer Society. She also helped to establish the elementary school library program in Saltlick Township, Fayette County, Pa., where she served as librarian for a number of years. Well-known for her kindness and dedication, Virginia will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. Virginia is survived by two daughters, Kay Moretti and Diane Comini, both of Columbus, Ohio; two grandchildren, Merry Beth Sheets, of Willowbrook, Ill., and Jason Comini, of Columbus Ohio; and a sister, Elaine Smith, of Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa. In addition to her parents, Virginia was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Sparks; a brother, Kyle Felgar; and a granddaughter, Susan Sheets. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, Fayette County, Pa., where a funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Dennis Arndt officiating. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville, Fayette County, Pa.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, June 2, 2006

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Lt. Wiley Stewart SPARKS Stone  (1894-1939)

County War Pilot Dies At Uniontown

Uniontown, May 15 — Lieutenant Wiley Stewart Sparks, 45, Uniontown's first aviator serving in the World War, died Saturday in the United States Veterans Hospital in New York City after an operation on May 3 for a brain tumor. A son of Mrs. Iva Stewart Sparks of 37 Shady Lane and the late James H. Sparks, he was born in Uniontown and attended Staunton Military Academy and Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute. He enlisted in the French Ambulance Corps before entry of the United States into World War and transferred to the French Air Corps, later joining the 94th U.S. Air Force of the A. E. F. with the renowned "Hat-in-the-Ring Squadron." Lieutenant Sparks was officially credited with bringing down three German airplanes. He was wounded three times. He is survived by his mother, his wife and one sister and one brother. The funeral service will be held at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home. Military Rites will be in charge of The American Legion. Burial will be made in Oak Grove Cemetery. (Veteran of WW I buried, New section, Lot 518)


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, May 15, 1939, page 5, column 4

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William R. SPARKS (1932-2005)

William R. Sparks

William R. Sparks, 73, of Indian Head, Pa., died Sunday, September 25, 2005, in his home, after a long and courageous battle, while surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 21, 1932, in Davistown, Pa., (Saltlick Township), a son of Helen C. Cole Sparks of Indian Head, Pa. and the late Frank R. Sparks. William was a graduate of Connellsville High School, Connellsville, Pa. with the class of 1950. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was an active member of the Saint Raymond of the Mountain Roman Catholic Church in Donegal, Pa. William was a General Manager and Partner of the Indian Head Snack Bar. He was an avid Friday Night card shark. William was a wonderful husband, son, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and godfather and will be sorely missed by his whole family.

In addition to his mother, Helen C. Sparks of Indian Head, William is survived by his wife of 50 years, Helen Marie Nedrow Sparks; daughters: Deborah Ernesty and her husband Ern, Monica Crocetti, Stephanie Huey and her husband, Barry of Champion, Pa., and Trisha Sparks and her husband, Eric Whirlow of New Stanton, Pa., sons: Thomas Sparks and his wife, Lynda and James Sparks all of Indian Head, and Timothy Sparks and his wife, Anna of Melcroft, Pa. William is also survived by 15 grandchildren: Dr. Michael Ernesty of Murrysville, Nicole Shearer and husband, Brian of Mill Run, Pa., Tomasina Crocetti of Philadelphia, Pa., Frank and Madison Crocetti of Indian Head, Elizabeth and Andrew Sparks of Indian Head, Jeremy Sparks of Indian Head, Justin Sparks of Connellsville, Pa., Jeanna Sparks of Champion, Pa., Sheena Sparks of Ruffsdale, Pa., Cody and Nash Huey of Champion, and Corwin and Tyler Sparks of Melcroft. William was also blessed with two great grandchildren: Cole and Bryn Shearer of Mill Run; three brothers: Robert Sparks and his wife, Patricia and John Sparks and his wife, Beverly all of Indian Head and Richard Sparks and his wife, Alice of Normalville, Pa. and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, William was predeceased by his daughter Trudy Sparks and a brother Thomas Sparks.

Family and friends will be received today, September 27, 2005, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711 Melcroft, Pa. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in Saint Raymond of Mountain Roman Catholic Church, Donegal, Pa., with the Rev. John Harrold as Celebrant. A Committal Service and interment will follow in the Saint Raymond's Cemetery, (Saltlick Township). In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to Saint Raymond of the Mountain Roman Catholic Church, School House Lane, Donegal, PA 15628, in memory of William R. Sparks. A Pro-Life Committee Rosary will be recited Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home. To sign the on line guest registry, please visit: www.brooksfuneralhomes.com


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, September 27, 2005

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Priscilla Prichard SPARROW (1910-1995)

Priscilla Sparrow, former cafeteria manager

   Priscilla Rita “Pat” Prichard Sparrow, 84, of Connellsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 1995, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Dec. 24, 1910, in Leisenring, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Moore Prichard. She was a former cafeteria manager in the Connellsville School District. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Grace Barnes of Flint, Mich., Mrs. Roy (Betty) Ching of Huntington Beach, Calif., Mrs. Peggy Barker of Connellsville; one son, John W. Sparrow of Connellsville; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Joseph E. Prichard of Flint, Mich. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest W. Sparrow (1981); four brothers, Theodore, Oliver, William and Howard Prichard; three sisters, Madelyn Clabaugh, Jane Sanzone and Mary Margaret Prichard.


SPARROW— Priscilla Rita “Pat” Prichard Sparrow of Connellsville died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 1995. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where a prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Sciberras and the Rev. Michael Bucci concelebrating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. A vigil service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1995

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Charles SPATKA ( -1905)

FIVE MEN KILLED IN A MINE EXPLOSION

At the Taylor Shaft Which Is Being Sunk Half a Mile
From Searight’s on the National Pike

CAUSE OF ACCIDENT UNDECIDEED

Open Torch About the New Shaft or
Ignition of Pocket of Fire Damp
Possible—Four Men injured, One of
Them Fatally—Mine Inspector and
Coroner at Scene of Explosion

Five men were instantly killed and four injured in an explosion at the Taylor shaft of the Taylor Coal & Coke Company, half a mile from Searights on the National Pike, near Uniontown, at five o’clock this morning. Mine Inspector I. G. Roby of the Fifth district thinks the accident due to a gas explosion.

The dead are:
John Carter, colored, Fredricksburg, Va.
Walter Williams, North Carolina
Samuel Davis, a Hungarian
Charles Spatka, a Slav.
Michael Chodno, a Slav.

George Thomas, foreman in charge of the work at the time of the explosion if fatally injured. It was not thought that he could live during the journey from the shaft to the Uniontown Hispotal, where he was taken at 10 o’clock. Thomas is a colored man.

The other injured are:
Gabriel Diggs, colored, Prince George County, Maryland
George W. Betts, colored, Cambridge, O.
Casper Eaton, colored, North Carolina

The three latter injured will all recover. They are burned painfully about the head and shoulders. The Taylor mine is down just 94 feet. It is being sunk by Patterson & McNeil, a shaft sinking firm. The coal, which lies at a depth of 200 feet, has not been struck yet. The shift, most of whom were killed, went to work last night at 11 o’clock. They were working on a platform about 20 feet from the mouth of the shaft putting timbers up for a concrete wall. Several of the workmen were about the top of the shaft, while others were on the platform below.

See Samuel Davis ( -1905) for remainder of article


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Evening, July 6, 1905, page 1, column 1&2

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George SPAWPhoto  (1934-2012)

FARMINGTON
George “Danny” Spaw

George “Danny” Spaw, age 77 years, of Farmington, Pa., passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer on Thursday, August 16, 2012. He was born October 27, 1934 in Farmington, Pa., son of George and Winnie (Teets) Spaw. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Derek Turner. “Danny” was a member of the Farmington Bethel Church of the Brethren, a lifetime member of Wharton Township Hunting and Fishing Club, the Farmington Volunteer Fire Department, and the AMVETS Post 103 in Hopwood and was Treasurer of the Potter School Restoration Society. He was a U. S. Army veteran. He will be forever missed and loved by his friends and family. Special thanks to his nurses, Diane and Donna, for all their help and support. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 56 years, Judy (Leonard) Spaw; three daughters: Melody Turner and husband Bill, Houston, Texas, Cindy Rugg and husband Keith of Confluence, Pa., and Heather Kopacko and husband Robb of Farmington, Pa.; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren; these brothers and sisters: Larry Spaw of Farmington, Connie Adenhart of Fairplay, Md., Patty Laclair of Frostburg, Md., and Lucille Dennis of Markleysburg, Pa. Friends were received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Farmington, Pa., on Saturday, August 18, from 2 to 8 p.m. Visitation will be held today, August 19, in FARMINGTON BETHEL CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN from 1 until 2 p.m., the hour of Service with Pastor Steve Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel Church of the Brethren Cemetery where Military rites will be accorded by the AMVETS Post 103 of Hopwood. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Potter School Restoration Society, the Farmington Bethel Church of the Brethren, or the Farmington Fire Department.


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

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Lillie SPAW ( -1958)

MRS. WILLIAM SPAW

   Mrs. Lillie Spaw, 71, of Farmington, died Monday morning at her home. She is survived by her husband, William Spaw; four daughters, Mrs. Preston (Bessie) Show, Mrs. Alonzo (Marie) Herring, and Mrs. George (Dorothy) Bender of Uniontown, and Mrs. Clarence (Flora) Garbart of Coraopolis; three sons, George of Farmington and Carlos and Ray, both of Uniontown; one stepson, Clarence Spaw of Farmington; two brothers, Harry Teets of Uniontown and Luther Teets of Detroit, Mich.; 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Notes from contributor:
   Buried —– Farmington, Bethel Cemetery


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 2, 1958, page 11, column 2

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Alex SPEACE ( -1931)

ALEX SPEACE

   Alex Speace, aged 54 years, died at his home in North Union township, near Oliver, Friday, July 31, 1931, at 7:35 o’clock of complications. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Julia Speace and two sons, George and Alex, Jr., both at home. Two sisters of Cleveland, Ohio, and two brothers in Europe, also survive. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, August 1, 1931, page 5

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John H. SPEAR ( -1941)

JOHN H. SPEAR

   Funeral services for John Hall Spear, 55, were to be held this afternoon at 1 o’clock at the family home, 713 Washington street, Cumberland, Md. The body was then to be brought to Connellsville for brief rites at the grave in Green Ridge Memorial park, Pennsville, at 3 o’clock. Mr. Spear was a native of Connellsville and for many years was manager for the Fayette County Gas company in that district. The deceased was district manager of the Cumberland and Allegheny Gas company in Cumberland. He took over those duties in July, 1939, after being affiliated with the Columbia Gas and Electric company at Greensboro and the Fayette county company. He was born in Connellsville, a son of the late Harry and Catherine Hall Spear. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ruth Norris Spear; a son, Robert N. Spear of Kittanning; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Woods of Connellsville and Mrs. Drew Johnson of Oil City; a sister, Mrs Mary Elizabeth Thomas of Pittsburgh; a brother, Robert Spear of Philadelphia, and two grandchildren, Arda Hall Johnson of Oil City and John Harry Spear of Kittanning.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, October, 15, 1941, page 4, column 4

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bullet Sarah Jane SPEAR died in 1861. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

DIED
August 21st, of Diptheria, SARAH JANE daughter of James and Elizabeth Spear, of Bullskin tp. aged 16 years.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa., September 12, 1861.
Vol. 1, no. 33., pg. 5, col. 2.


Elizabeth Marinelli SPECIAL ( -1971)

SPECIAL, ELIZABETH MARINELLI— Age 71 years, of S. Mt. Vernon Ave., Ext., Uniontown, died in the Uniontown Hospital at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, 1971 after a prolonged illness. Born in Uniontown the daughter of the late Nicola and Nicolina Leone Marinelli, she was a retired school teacher and had always taught in the South Union Twp. School District. She was a charter member of the Altar Society of St. Therese R. C. Church and had been very active with CCD classes. She was also a member of the Maria Montessori Lodge of Uniontown and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Court 505, Uniontown. She was predeceased by her husband, William Special, in 1969. Surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Ernest, Domenick, Anthony and Norma Marinelli, all of McClellandtown Rd., Uniontown; Mrs. William (Mary) Doria of Brownsville, and Mrs. August (Thelma) Ceradini of Pittsburgh. Friends are being received in the Victor A. DeCarlo Funeral Home, 136 N. Gallatin Ave., today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. and until 9:15, Friday morning, when short prayers will be held, followed by Concelebrated Requiem High Mass, intoned in St. Therese R.C. Church at 10 a.m. Rev Fr. Nicholas J. Thomas and Rev. Fr. Charles Ceradini will officiate. Interment in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Members of the Altar Society of St. Therese’s R. C. Church and members of the Catholic Daughters of America Ct. 505 will recite the Rosary at 7:30 this evening. Members of the Maria Montessori Lodge, will meet at 8:00 this evening, for ritualistic services.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 29, 1971, page 32, column 8

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George SPEELMAN ( -1962)

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

Rites for Miners
Killed at Robena

GEORGE SPEELMAN

   The funeral service for George Speelman, 57, of Continental No. 1, was held at 1 p.m. today in the Gleason funeral home, Uniontown, with the Rev. H. L. Davis officiating. Interment was in Park Place Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Linda, a brother, Vincent of Detroit, Mich., and a sister, Lena Long of Warren, Mich. He attended the Harbor of Light Chapel and was a member of Robena Local No. 6321, U. M. W. A.


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

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Marie E. Buchholz SPEELMAN (1904-1996)

MARIE E. SPEELMAN

   Marie E. Buchholz Speelman, 91, a lifelong resident of Connellsville died Friday, April 12, in Eigher’s Family Home, Normalville. She is survived by one son, Albert J. Speelman of Connellsville, nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Ida Mae Buchholz Gigliotti of Connellsville and Elsie Buchholz Ferguson of Hollywood, Md. Friends will be received at the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 East Green St., Connellsville, today and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– October 2, 1904
   Died—– April 12, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1996

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bullet Mary SPEERS died in 1877. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

Miss Mary Speers, youngest daughter of the late John Speers, of Dunbar, died of heart disease, on last Saturday morning and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetary on Monday. She was in her 22th year.
Genius of Liberty 8-30-1877


Matthew SPEERS ( -1917)

MATTHEW SPEERS

   Matthew Speers, age 71, died on Monday at his home on Hickory street, Scottdale. Funeral Wednesday aftermppm at 2:30 o'clock with interment in Scottdale cemetery, and Rev. J. E. Hutchinson in charge. Deceased leaves four daughters and two sons. Mrs. James McCairns of Connellsville is a sister.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, June 12, 1917, page 2, column 5

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bullet Aaron SPEIGAL died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(12)

AARON SPEIGAL
Aaron Speigal, aged 32 years, a brother of Joey Speigal, prominent Uniontown professional fighter, died __ 6:35, o'clock Friday morning, April 19 (?), 1935, in the Uniontown Hospital. __death followed an illness of complications. He resided at 28 Miller avenue.
Surviving are: A sister, Mrs. Elsia? _otnik, Cleveland, O.; and three brothers, Herman, Joseph and Thomas Speigal, all of Uniontown.
Following brief services Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the residence, additional rites will be conducted in St. Mary's R. C. church in charge of the pastor, Rev. Fr. J. J. Blazic. Burial in St. Mary's cemetery.
(Genius 4/20/35)
(obit cut off on side)


Agnes Stella Platz SPEIGAL (1906-2003)

   Agnes Stella Platz Speigal, 97, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Sunday, November 2, 2003, in The Uniontown Hospital. Born March 5, 1906, in New Salem, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John Platz and Mary Platz. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Speigal on Sept. 23, 1971; her son, Herman Thomas "Pete' Speigal Jr.; brothers, Frank Platz and John Platz; sisters, Lucille Starron, Catherine Starron, Joan Yury and Nellie Kaydo; and her sons-in-law, Wilber Hawkins and Harry McNutt. Agnes was a member of Saint Mary (The Nativity) Roman Catholic Church of Uniontown, was very "family" oriented, and enjoyed crocheting and knitting. She is survived by the following "loving" children, Thomas Speigal and wife, Stella of Brook Park, Ohio, James Speigal and wife, Helen of Brook Park, Ohio, Betty Brandi and husband, Attico of Uniontown, Pa., Dolores Hawkins of Ohio, Patricia McNutt of Ohio, Joseph Speigal and wife, Carol of Atlanta, Ga., Carol Pluto and husband, William of Uniontown, Pa., Barbara Demko and husband, Barry of Uniontown, Pa., and Judith Radey and husband, Don of North Royalton, Ohio; her daughter-in-law, Ellen Diane Speigal of Kissimmee, Fla.; 24 grandchildren; 37 great- grandchildren; 14 great great-grandchildren; her sister, Peooy Blanchett of New York City; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME, AT 71 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., UNIONTOWN, today until 11 a.m., where Prayers of Transfer will be said, followed by an 11:30 a.m., Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Mary's R.C. Church, with the Rev. Fr. Micah E. Kozoil as celebrant. Interment follows in St. Mary's Church Cemetery.


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

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Irene Smith SPEIGHT ( -1997)

IRENE SPEIGHT

   Irene (Smith) Speight, 84, of Connellsville, Pa., died Tuesday, April 8, 1997. She was employed by A.E. Troutman Company of Connellsville and Ames of Mt. Pleasant. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Linda Fosbrink and her husband, Harold of Connellsville; and three grandsons, Deryn Sandusky and Steven and Thomas Fosbrink. Friends will be received in the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home, Inc., 418 North Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, today from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday from 9 to 11 a.m., the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1997

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Nora Ashton SPEIGHT Stone  (1881-1953)

MRS. NORA SPEIGHT

  Mrs. Nora Ashton Speight, 71, of Dunbar, died this morning at 8 o'clock. She was born December 22, 1881 in Westmoreland County, a daughter of the late William and Mary Mitchell Ashton. Mrs. Speight had been a resident of Dunbar for the past 60 years. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Sara Sturtz of Dunbar, R. D. 1; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Hillen of Smock, R. D. and Mrs. Ruth Milliron of Irwin, R. D. 5, and two brothers, James Ashton of Fairbanks and Weldon Ashton of Uniontown. She was preceded in death by her husband George Speight in 1950.

Note from contributor:
   Buried –Mt. Auburn, Dunbar


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, September 24, 1953

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Curtis J. SPENCE ( -1969)

C. J. SPENCE

  MOUNT PLEASANT— Curtis J. Spence, 88, of Mount Pleasant, R. D. 1, died Wednesday morning in Harrisburg, where he had been visiting his daughters. He was a retired master mechanic for the H. C. Frick Coke Co., at Standard Mine. He was a member of the H. C. Frick Veterans Assn. and the Middle Presbyterian Church, Middle Churches. He was a son of the late William H. and Sarah Miller Spence, and was born at Oragona, Pa. Surviving are a son, William a. of Pittsburgh; two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Evelyn) Marneweck of Camp Hill and Mrs. Joseph (Opal) Jones of Camp Hill; a granddaughter; a great- granddaughter and a sister, Mrs. Cora Knox of Canoga Park, Calif. His wife, Mrs. Rebecca Jordan Spence, died in 1962.


SPENCE— Friends of Curtis J. Spence of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 1, who died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1969, may call after 7 p.m. today and 2 to 3 and 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Luther J. Grimm Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant, where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Robert Hultz officiating. Burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 2, 1969, page 23, column 7 & 8

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Robert SPENCE, Sr. ( -1997)

ROBERT SPENCE SR.

   Robert Spence Sr., 83, of Fort Washington, Md., formerly of Isabella, Pa., died Thursday, Feb. 27, 1997, in Greater Southeast Hospital, Washington, D.C. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Louise E. Spence; four sons, Carl and William Spence of Youngstown, Ohio, the Rev. Robert Spence Jr., and his wife, Kathleen of Brownsville, Pa., and Charles Spence of Fort Washington, Md.; three daughters, Fedellia and her husband, Max Smith Sr., of Youngstown, Ohio, Sandra Carr of Oxen Hill, Md., and Phyllis Spence of Fort Washington, Md.; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a special niece, Judge Frances Pitts of Detroit, Mich., formerly of Isabella; several other nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Friends will be received in the Pope Funeral Home, 5538 Marlboro Pike, District Heights, Md.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1997

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Gerald SPENIK ( -1962)

SPENIK, GERALD— Aged 17, Palmer, died Sunday, November 23, 1962 at 6:20 a.m. in the Uniontown Hospital, from injuries received in the traffic accident. He was a member of St. Mary’s G.C. Church, New Salem. He was a senior of German Township High School and a member of the History Club and High School Wrestling team. He was predeceased by his father, Alex Spenik in 1959. He is survived by his mother Mary Spenik; brothers and sisters, Charles, Cuyahoga Falls, O.; Alex Jr., Hagerstown, Md.; Mrs. Edward (Mary) Medved, palmer; John, Orlando, Fla.; Robert, Mt. Vernon, N.Y.; Edward, Ky.; Marlene, Cleveland, O.; Geraldine at home. Friends will be received in the Yoney Funeral Home, Masontown after 11 a.m. today until Wednesday at 9 a.m. where a prayer service will be held, followed by a Requiem High Mass in St. Mary’s G.C. Church, New Salem. The Rev. Fr. Nicholas Kristof will celebrate the mass. Interment will be in LaFayette Memorial Park.


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

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Angelo J. SPERANDIO (1906-1995)

ANGELO J. SPERANDIO

   Angelo J. Sperandio, 88, of Normalville in Fayette County and formerly of Daisytown, Pa., died Sunday, June 11, 1995, in Frick Hospital ad Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. He was born Dec. 17, 1906, in Kingwood, W.Va., a son of John Batista Sperandio and Maria Loss Sperandio. He was a World War II Veteran who served with the U.S. Army, retired in 1971 from Robena Mine, and was a member of UMWA. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Gladys Louise) Smith of Yardley, Pa.; two sons, John Sperandio of Normalville and Frank Sperandio of Daisytown; a brother, Joseph Sperandio of Kingwood, W.Va.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Grace I. Staley Sperandio on Dec. 19, 1992, a sister, Theresa Galina, and seven brothers, Tony, Beno, Ricardo, Ernest, Doreno, Frederick, and Lorenzo Sperandio. Friends will be received in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, route 40, Beallsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, June 14 until 10 a.m., the hour of service, with Rev. Thomas Milford officiating. Interment will follow in Beallsville Cemetery…[rest of article missing]


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

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Malvina SPESHOCK ( -1954)

Mrs. Malvina Speshock of Buffington died in Uniontown Hospital Saturday morning. She had lived in the New Salem area 33 years.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, May 4, 1954, page 9, column 2

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Charles W. SPICOLA (1962-2012)

   Charles W. Spicola Jr., 50, of Greensburg, formerly of Connellsville, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Excela Health Westmoreland Regional Hospital. He was born Feb. 3, 1962, in Connellsville, a son of Charles and Theresa (Palladino) Spicola Sr. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Church, Greensburg. In addition to his parents, Charles is survived by his sister, Stacey Ruvo and her husband, Les, of Connellsville; nephew, Jordan Ruvo; and niece, Jensen Ruvo, with whom Charles enjoyed spending time; and several aunts and uncles. Charles was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Salvatore and Lucy Spicola; and maternal grandparents Joe Palladino and Jane Savage. Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033. Funeral services and entombment will be private.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Monday, October 1, 2012

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Julia P. Guariglia SPICOLA (1929-2009)

   Julia P. (Guariglia) Spicola, 79, of Connellsville, died Tuesday, April 28, 2009, in Westmoreland Manor in Greensburg. She was born Sept. 5, 1929, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary (Perrotta) Guariglia, of Vanderbilt. She graduated from Dunbar Township High School with the Class of 1948. She had worked at Swan's Drug Store in 1948 and Connellsville Sportswear from 1948 to 1953. She was Roman Catholic by faith. She is survived by two sons, Richard A. Spicola and James E. Spicola and his wife, Kim, all of Connellsville; a daughter, Linda M. Keffer and her husband, John "Tom" of Dawson; a granddaughter, Kristi Spicola of Connellsville; three brothers, Patsy "Pat" Guariglia and his wife, Dorothy, of Flatwoods, Anthony "Tony" Guariglia and his wife, Alice, of Scottdale; Samuel "Sam" Guariglia, of Vanderbilt; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Salvatore "Sam" Spicola Jr., on April 6, 1992. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, and from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at noon in St. Rita Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Dennis Bogusz as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Rita Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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Imogene Thompson SPIKER ( -1996)

IMOGENE SPIKER

   Imogene Thompson Spiker, 74, formerly of Parkersburg, W.Va., died June 10, 1996 in Jonesboro, Ark. Surviving are three sons, William Spiker of Jonesboro, Ark., Barry Spiker of Santa Fe, N. M., and Marc Spiker of Glen Burnie, Md.; two sisters, Marcella Ard of Hagerstown, Md., and Peggy Thompson of Uniontown; one brother, Bernard Thompson of Springlake Heights, N.J.; three grandsons; and one granddaughter. Friends may call at the Leavitt Funeral Home, 403 Seventh St., Parkersburg, W.Va., on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday, June 14, 1996, in the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1710 23rd St., Parkersburg, W.Va., from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of service


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1996

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bullet Irwin Paul SPIKER died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Irwin Paul Spiker, 10-months-old son of James and Maud Spiker, of Jamison, died Tuesday afternoon, August 18, 1931, at 4:30 o'clock in the Uniontown Hospital.  He was an only child.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


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

John Spiker, 57, of Hazelton, W.Va., Succumbs In Hospital.
Had Hemorrhage
Not believed seriously injured when a dead limb of a tree, weighing about three pounds, struck him on the head at the Samuel Criss lumber camp in Preston county, West Virginia, John Spiker, 57, of Hazleton, W.Va., died a few hours later in the Uniontown hospital.  His death was due to hemorrhage of the brain.
As a 40-foot tree was felled it struck a dead limb, part of which was thrown backward with great force, striking Mr. Spiker in the face.  He was felled and unconscious for about a minute.  His nose bled profusely.
He was taken to a physician's office in Bruceton.  Seemingly he was not badly hurt.  However, a brain hemorrhage loomed as a possibility.  Mr. Criss, who lives in Hopwood, deemed it wise to have the injured man removed to the hospital.  Near Elliottsville, Mr. Spiker sat quietly in the back seat as a blowout was repaired.
In the hospital he talked normally to Mr. Criss.  Two hours later he died.
A widow and five children survive.
(Herald - October 3, 1938)


Ralph S. SPIKER, Sr. (1911-1994)

RALPH S. SPIKER SR.

   Ralph S. “Spike” Spiker Sr., of Cleveland, Ohio, beloved husband of Letha Posten Spiker, father of Nancy Butcher, Laura Ricco, Denzil Spiker, Ralph Spiker Jr., Rena DeFife, Darwin Spiker, Janet Gilbreath, and Carol Spiker. Seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also loved him. He was born in Smithfield, Pa., on Dec. 15, 1911, and died Thursday, May 19, 1994, in Richmond Heights Hospital, Richmond Heights, Ohio. Private services will be held under direction of DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church St., Fairchance. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1994

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John M. SPINDLER ( -1929)

JOHN M. SPINDLER

   John M. Spindler, aged 65 years, 11 months and 2 days, died at his home at Gibbons Glade, Sunday morning, March 24. He is survived by his widow, three brothers and one sister. Funeral services were held in the home Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock with the Rev. George VanSickle officiating. Burial was in St. Peter’s cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 28, 1929, page 10, column 5

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Mildred G. SPINDLER ( -1963)

MILDRED SPINDLER

   Miss Mildred G. Spindler, 58, of the Hopwood-Coolspring Road, a former teacher at Hopwood Elementary School, North Union Township, died Thursday in her home following a lingering illness. A graduate of California Normal School, she had been affiliated with Spindler’s Greenhouse, Hopwood, in recent years. She was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Her mother, Mrs. Maude Beckett Spindler of Hopwood, survives. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Johnston funeral home, Uniontown, with the Rev. Russell W. Turner officiating. Burial will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, September 13, 1963, page 15, column 4

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Wilma SPINDLER ( -1931)

MRS. WILMA SPINDLER

   Mrs. Wilma Spindler, aged 55, wife of Leo Spindler of Hutchinson, died Saturday morning, in the Uniontown hospital. Death was due to complications following an operation. In addition to her husband she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles Brown and Mrs. Frank Roth, both of Hutchinson; six grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Borden, Lincoln, Ill., and Mrs. Marie Isman, Austria. Funeral services in charge of Rev. A. Nagey were solemnized this afternoon at 2 o’clock in the late home. Burial in Hopwood cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 25, 1931, page 7, column 3

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Audra M. SPINELLA (1916-1995)

AUDRA M. SPINELLA

   Audra M. Spinella, 78, of Mount Pleasant died Tuesday at Harmon House, Mount Pleasant. She is survived by a son, Charles Fox of Ruffsdale; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Janet) Vaught of Havre DeGrace, Md., and Mrs. Dale (Louise) Cole of Mount Pleasant; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Howard Edgell of New Brighton, and Leonard Edgell of Deland, Fla.; two sisters, Mildred Heley of Mount Pleasant and Ruth Nimcheck of Morgantown, W.Va. Friends will be received in the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 406 E. Washington St., Mount Pleasant from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Friday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– October 31, 1916
   Died—– May 2, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1995

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bullet Jacob SPIRKO died in 1946. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(57)

JACOB SPIRKO, 62, of Chestnut Ridge, died Wednesday night in Brownsville Generel Hospital after a brief illness. He was a member of St. Hedwig's R.C. Church and Greek Catholic Union No. 560 of Brownsville. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Spirko and the following children: Mary and Catherine at home, Stephen, Frank and Jacob Jr., of Warren, Ohio, Jospeh of Clarksville, Mrs. Margaret Brozak of Royal, Andrew of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Anna Sumego of Footdale, and Mrs. Helen Bodnar of Brownsville. There are also three brothers and one step-sister, Mrs. Anna Martel of Colonial No. 3.
(The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, 11-02-1946)


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

Mrs. Mary Spirko, 53, died at 10:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 10, 1931, at the late home in Puritan of a complication of diseases.  She is survived by her husband, Albert Spirko, and the following children:  Mrs. Mary Demnok and John Spirko, both of Puritan; Joe Spirko, of Leckrone; Albert, Michael, Jacob, Steven, Tony and Anna, at home.
Short funeral services will be held at the late home at 8:30 Friday morning followed by additional services in St. Mary's church, Leckrone, in charge of Rev. Fr. Kondria.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Cpl. Frank J. SPITTLER Photo  ( -1918)

TWO MORE LOCAL
BOYS GIVE THEIR
LIVES IN FRANCE
Corporal Fred Daniels, Company D,
Dies of Wounds Received in Action

FRANK SPITTLER IS KILLED
Was Member of Company C, 319th Infantry, Message
To Relatives Here From War Department Does
Not Give Date; Both Were Well Known

   Two more Connellsville boys made the supreme sacrifice, word to that effect being received over Sunday by relatives from the War Department. They were Fred Daniels and Frank Spittler.

Article begins concerning Corporal Daniels.

   Mrs. Rose Spittler of North Pittsburg street received a telegram yesterday morning about 9 o’clock stating that her son, Corporal Frank J. Spittler, 29 years old, had been killed in action, the date as yet undetermined. Corporal Spittler, who was a member of Company C, 319th Infantry, left October 1, 1917, with a contingent of draftees for Camp Lee and later left for duty in France arriving there in May.

   Writing to his mother about two weeks ago, he stated he had been over the top once and came out without a scratch. He said he was still in the trenches and had to go over the top once again before he came out. The supposition is that he met his death at that time.

   The young soldier was better known as Bump by his many friends. He was a son of Frank Spittler, deceased and Mrs. Rose Spittler and had resided in Connellsville virtually all his life. For six years he was employed at the Pittsburg brewery here and at the time he was drafted into military service he was employed at the Union brewery in Uniontown.

   Corporal Spittler was a member of the Immaculate Conception church and had a host of friends. In addition to his mother he is survived by two sisters, Miss Alma Spittler, at home, Mrs. S. H. Carven of Pittsburg and two brothers, Henry Spittler, at home and John Spittler of Connellsville. His father, Frank Spittler, died about eight years ago of a broken back suffered in the mines at Davidson.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, November 18, 1918, page 1, column 3


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. Likenesses of the majority of them appear on this page. The others are not procurable. In the case of Charles Cuneo, none is in existence, so far as is known, except one taken when he was a child.

Other soldiers are listed before and after.

   Corporal Frank J. Spittler, son of Mrs. Rose Spittler of North Pittsburg street, and a member of company C, 319th Infantry, was killed in action. He was 29 years old. He was better known among his friends as “Bump.”


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

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John Max SPIWAK ( -1996)

JOHN MAX SPIWAK

   John Max Spiwak Sr., 67, of Manassas, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 1996, at McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center, Richmond, Va. He retired from the U.S. Air force as a Technical Sergeant in 1968 and from Hughes Aircraft Inc., where he worked as a security manager. Since retiring, he worked part-time at the Prince William County Public Golf Course. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Tanya M. Spiwak; a son, John M. Spiwak Jr.; and two stepsons, Robert Francis and Scott Francis. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22 at LEE FUNERAL HOME OF MANASSAS, 8521 Sudley Rd., Manassas. A mass of Christian burial will be offered at Ft. Myer Chapel on Monday, Sept. 23, at 10:45 a.m. Interment will follow with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Heart Association, Prince William Division, 8735 Plantation Lane, Manassas, Va. 20110, in memory of John Max Spiwak Sr.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1996

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Ferdinand L. SPOLJARICK ( -2008)

   Ferdinand L. Spoljarick, 84, of Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away in Shadyside Hospital, in Allegheny County, Pa., with family at his side. Fred passed away exactly one week after his wife, Mildred. He had devoted the last years of his life to providing care to Mildred who had suffered from multiple illnesses. Fred attended Georges High School, in Fayette County, Pa., and was a miner at U.S. Steel until becoming a Federal Mine Inspector. He was a member of VFW Post 4584 and Firing Squad, American Legion Post 423, UMWA and UMWA Safety Committee and World War II veteran, serving with the 1906th Engineers Aviation Battalion. When not doing handy work and yard work at home, "Pap" loved to spend time with his family. He held a special place in his heart for his five grandchildren. Jellybean, the family pet, provided companionship for Mimi and Pap for many years. Fred looked forward to his daily meetings with "the guys" at Rose Motors. Together they joked, laughed and solved the world's problems. Fred was predeceased by his wife, Mildred (Kacmar) Spoljarick; his parents, Ferdinand and Mary Stefek Spoljarick, brothers, Thomas Stefek, Stephen Spoljarick and Paul Spoljarick, sister, Pearl Spoljarick, and son-in-law, Richard Psenicska. Left to cherish his memory are daughters: Judith Psenicska, of Masontown, Pa., Janice Day, of Huntington Woods, Mich., JoAnn Papoutsis and husband, Thomas, of Chambersburg, Pa.; son, Jeffrey Spoljarick and wife, Rosemary, of North Huntingdon, Pa.; grandchildren: Russell Psenicska and wife, Megan, Jaclyn and Jeremy Spoljarick, Katherine and Jonathan Papoutsis; sisters: Mary Malek, of Republic, Fayette County, Pa., Ann Lee, of Amherst, Ohio; and brother, Robert Spoljarick, of Phoenix, Arizona. Friends will be received in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH, JR., FUNERAL HOME, 7 River Avenue, Masontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday until 9:30 a.m., when a Prayer Service will be held. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in All Saints R. C. Church, in Masontown, with the Rev. Father John M. Butler, as Celebrant. Military Rites will be accorded at the graveside by Masontown VFW and American Legion. Entombment will be held in LaFayette Memorial Park Mausoleum, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Albert Gallatin Educational Foundation, c/o the Albert Gallatin Administration Office, 2625 Morgantown Road, Uniontown, Pa., 15401.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, June 19, 2008

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Mildred A. SPOLJARICK (1927-2008)

   Mildred A. Spoljarick, 80, of Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away in her home on Tuesday, June 10, 2008. She was born on July 11, 1927, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., the beloved daughter of Andrew and Anna Fifik Kacmar. Mildred was a former member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Masontown Flower Club, Masontown Quilters, Christian Mothers (All Saints), Masontown Historical Society, and All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Masontown, Pa. She was predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Anna Kacmar, brothers, Joseph Kacmar, Stephen Kacmar, Edward Kacmar, and Frank Kacmar, sisters, Joan Kowatch, Catherine Farrish, Martha Mueller, and Margaret Kacmar, son-in-law, Richard Psenicska, sister-in-law, Elizabeth Kacmar. Mildred is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 61 years, Ferdinand L. Spoljarick; three daughters: Judith Psenicska, of Masontown, Pa., Janice Day, of Huntington Woods, Michigan, JoAnn Papoutsis and husband, Thomas, of Chambersburg, Pa.; one son, Jeffrey Spoljarick and his wife, Rosemary, of North Huntingdon, Westmoreland County, Pa.; grandson, Russell Psenicska and wife, Megan, of Uniontown, Pa.; granddaughter, Jaclyn Spoljarick; grandson, Jeremy Spoljarick; grandson, Jonathan Papoutsis and granddaughter, Katherine Papoutsis; and three brothers: Paul Kacmar and wife, Natalie, Raymond Kacmar and wife, Grace and Andrew Kacmar; sisters-in-law: Jean Kacmar and Mary Kacmar; and many loving nieces and nephews. Mildred enjoyed the many hours she spent working in her garden and cooking for her family. She also relished the time she shared quilting with the ladies at the Masontown United Methodist Church. Jellybean, the family pet, provided enjoyment and companionship for Mildred. A special thank you to Judy, Mary, Zella, and Pauline, from TJ Care, Inc., who provided wonderful attentiveness and concern for Mildred. Friends will be received in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH, JR., FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and River Avenues, Masontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, June 12, 2008, until Noon, when a Prayer Service will be held. A Funeral Mass follows at 12:30 p.m. in All Saints Catholic Church, South Washington Street, Masontown, Pa., with Rev. Father John Butler, as the Celebrant. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Albert Gallatin Education Foundation, c/o the Albert Gallatin Administration Office, 2625 Morgantown Road, Uniontown, Pa., 15401.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, June 11, 2008

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Willis H. SPONAUGLE (1941-1995)

WILLIS H. SPONAUGLE

   Willis H. “Willy” Sponaugle, 52, of Mount Morris R.D. 1 and a native of Dunkard Township in Greene County died Saturday afternoon in his home. He is survived by his wife, Patty J. Stout Sponaugle; a daughter, Amber Ann Sponaugle of Route 13, Morgantown, W.Va.; a stepdaughter, Tamela Brown of Fairmont, W.Va.; two step-granddaughters; one step-grandson; and five sisters, Mrs. Freda Stout of Granville, W.Va., Mrs. Arlene F. Stout of Mount Morris R.D.1, Mrs. Joe (Wandalea) Hicks of Old Saybrook, Conn., Mrs. Harry (Macel) Spacht of Morgantown, W.Va., and Mrs. David (Bernice) Tomer of Westover, W.Va. The family will receive friends at the Yoskovich funeral Home, Route 19, Mount Morris, on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional viewing will be held on Wednesday, March 15, in Mount Morris Gospel Tabernacle from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– October 17, 1941
   Died—– March 11, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1995

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Thelma Gangawere SPORY ( -1977)

Mrs. Thelma Gangawere Spory of Davidsville died Wednesday afternoon. She was born in Dunbar, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Nellie Gangawere. She was a former teacher in the Dunbar Township School System.

Surviving are a daughter, Joan Scott of Germantown, MD., two sons, David of Johnstown and James of Maryland, five grandchildren; two brothers, Ivan Gangawere of Connellsville and Lloyd of Maryland, and two sisters, Mrs. Lloma Pope and Mrs. Vera Jacobs of Dunbar. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Lutheran Church of Davidsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, August 25, 1977

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Michael L. SPOTTO ( -1997)

MICHAEL L. SPOTTO

   Michael L. Spotto, 78, of Connellsville, died Thursday, March 27, 1997, in Fayette Health Center, Uniontown. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 South first St., West Side, Connellsville, where a blessing service will be held Monday at 9:45 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 10 a.m. in St. Rita R.C. Church with the Rev. Michael Bucci as Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Rita Cemetery. A parish wake service will be held today at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1997

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William O. SPRIGG ( -1852)

AN AWFUL TRAGEDY

   One of the most awful tragedies that we have ever recorded, was enacted in our town on Wednesday evening last about 7 o’clock. Mr. William O. Sprigg, son of Joseph Sprigg, Esq., was shot dead by Mr. Robert Swan, formerly a Lieutenant in Captain Archer’s company of Voltiguers in the late war with Mexico. It appears that Mr. Sprigg was sitting by the stove in the barroom of Mr. J. A. Heflefinger’s Hotel, when his attention was drawn to the door by the entrance of Mr. Swan with a double-barrel shot gun in his hands, and immediately made for the door leading into the yard, when Mr. Swan leveled the gun, and fired both barrels in quick succession-the first partly taking effect in the left shoulder, and the entire load of the second entering the back of the head and lodging in the right eye- causing instantaneous death. The gun was loaded with wire cartridges. An inquest was held over the body by Pierce Burns, coroner; - the jury rendered the verdict, “That William O. Sprigg of Joseph came to his death by the discharge of a gun in the hands of Robert Swan loaded with powder, shot and wire.” Swan made no effort to escape, but went to his office, where he was arrested by Officer Paxton, and taken before Justice Strong, who committed him to jail. He is to have a hearing today – Cumberland Alleganian.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 19, 1852, Vol. 2, No. 17, page 3, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Alfred McClelland SPRINGER ( -1929)

ALFRED McC. SPRINGER

   Alfred McClelland Springer for many years active in political affairs in North Union township, died at his home there, Tuesday morning, September 24, 1929, at 10:30 o’clock of paralysis. Mr. Springer was a son of the late Jonathan D. and Elizabeth F. Springer. He was preceded in death by Zedock B. and William F. Springer, brothers, and Mrs. Jane Crawford, Mrs. Ellen Wood and Mrs. Rachel Alton, sisters. Mr. Springer was the last member of a large pioneer family of this section. His mother was the daughter of Mary Beeson, a daughter of Jacob Beeson, whose father, Henry Beeson, was the founder of Uniontown. Mr. Springer was born in a little log house where the Lafayette hotel now stands. When five years old his father purchased the old home near the old Fair Grounds, which is still in the possession of the Springers. At the age of 20 Mr. Springer moved to Coolspring where he has resided ever since. Mr. Springer served for three terms as a school director in the township from 1890 to 1899 and in 1928 was again elected to that office for six years, serving until this year. He was a member of the board when the first North Union Township High school was organized. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Caroline Mitchell Springer; and the following children: Zedock B., of Uniontown; Jonathan D., of Washington, D. C.; Asa W. Springer at home; Mrs. Searight B. Walters of Uniontown; Mrs. O. C. Kough of Uniontown and Mrs. Elizabeth Watkins at home; 25 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with the Rev. Frank Hollinshend officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, September 25, 1929, page 12, column 4

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Allen Cooper SPRINGER (1911-1996)

ALLEN C. SPRINGER

   Allen Cooper Springer, 85, of 14806 Boston Road, Strongsville, Ohio, died Sunday, July 28, 1996, in Southwest General Hospital, Middleburg, Ohio, after a short illness. He was born March 10, 1911, in Uniontown, Pa., son of Robert and Rachael Jenkins Springer. He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife, Josephine Feelo Springer in 1988, a brother, George, and sisters, Edna Haniford and Francis Shaw. He was a retired inspector from U.S. Steel in Cleveland, Ohio, with 35 years’ service. Surviving are two daughters, Adrienne Fee and husband, Paul, of Strongsville and Corliss Rogers and husband, Dominick, of Boardman, Ohio, brothers: Clifford Springer and wife, Mary, and Robert Springer and wife, Jane, all of Uniontown, Pa., and John “Todd” Springer and wife, Edith, of New Hampshire, sisters: Elizabeth Dillon and Minnie Fisher both of Uniontown, Pa., grandsons: Jeffrey and wife, Socorro, of Bloomington, Ind., Gregory and wife, Michelle, of Farmington Hills, Mich., Gary and wife, Kathleen, of Mentor, Ohio, and Douglas of Strongsville, seven great-grandsons, and one great- granddaughter. Friends will be received at the CARLSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick, OH 44212 on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where a Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, July 31, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1996

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Anna SPRINGER (1864-1954)

Mrs. Springer
Rites Today

   Final rites will be conducted today for Mrs. Anna Springer, 80, who died at 2:45 Saturday afternoon in the residence of a son, John E. Springer, 41 Jefferson St., after an extended illness. She was the widow of R. Ethie Springer, a pioneer local druggist. Friends are being received in the Johnston Funeral Home, 65 N. Gallatin Ave., where services will be held at 2:30 this afternoon. Dr. Herman H. Will will officiate and burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers will be Mayor J. Watson Sembower, I. Burdette Coldren, Harold King, George Sickles, Harry Irvin and Jesse E. Hutson. Mrs. Springer was born May 29, 1864, in Berlin, Pa.; a daughter of John and Elmira Reynolds Hartman. She resided in Uniontown for more than 65 years. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. She also was predeceased by a son, Altha R. Springer. Surviving are two sons, John E. Springer, with whom she resided; George E. Springer, Homestead, and nine grandchildren.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, July 6, 1954, page 1, column 3,
continued to page 6, column 6

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Bess E. SPRINGER (1896-1963)

BESS SPRINGER

   Miss Bess E. Springer, 66, house mother at the Odd Fellows Home for Widows and Orphans at Pittsburgh, died Friday morning at the home. She was a former resident of Belle Vernon. She was born June 25, 1896, at Belle Vernon, a daughter of the late Joseph and Hannah Gray Springer. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Belle Vernon. Surviving are a brother, Robert G. of West Newton. The body will be at the Toner funeral home, Belle Vernon, until 2 p.m. Monday, the hour of the funeral service, with the Rev. S. A. Talman officiating. Interment will be in Belle Vernon Cemetery under direction of the Landymore funeral home of Dawson.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, February 2, 1963, page 2, column 4

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Carol J. Boyer SPRINGER (1939-1997)

CAROL J. SPRINGER

   Carol J. Boyer Springer, 57, of Twinsburg, Ohio, died Thursday in Meridia Ambulatory Care Center in Sagamore Hills, Ohio. She is survived by her mother, Louvenia Boyer of Mount Pleasant; her husband, Earl; one son Trent (Gerry) Springer of Ravenna; two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Cara) Morris of Orlando, Fla., and Mrs. Brian (Lori) Damcott of Twinsburg; and three grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Luther J. Grimm Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant, on Monday from noon until 2 p.m.

Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007:
   Born—– November 11, 1939
   Died—– March 13, 1997


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1997

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Cecil B. SPRINGER (1919-1996)

Cecil B. Springer, 77, of Uniontown, died Thursday, December 19, 1996 in Mount Macrina Manor Nursing Home. He was born May 16, 1919, in New Geneva, the son of the late William Wilson and Bessie Mallory Springer. Mr. Springer retired as a supervisor after 30 years of service with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Assistance and was a graduate of South Union High School and from Waynesburg College with a degree in Business Administration. He was a member and deacon of the Great Bethel Baptist Church, member of Class 10 and BPO Elks 370. He was also a former member of the Uniontown Lions Club and served with the US Army in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.

Mr. Springer is survived by his wife, Dorthea Burkholder Springer; three sons, Alan and his wife, Kathy, of Uniontown; Mark Douglas and his wife Martha, of China Grove, N.C., and Kevin and his wife, Cheryl, of Smock; three grandchildren, Jennifer, Beth Erin and Kerriann Springer; and one brother, Roland Springer of Uniontown.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by four brothers, Harry Edward, William Warren, John Merle and Clifford Dale Springer.

The family will receive friends in the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, Morgantown Street, Uniontown, PA today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec 21, from 10 to 11 a.m. when services will be held with Dr. Neil Hoppe officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery


Herald Standard, Uniontown, PA, December 19, 1996

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Clarence 'Sonny' T. SPRINGER ( -2006)

Clarence T. ‘Sonny’ Springer, Jr., 63, of Clay Run Road, Mill Run, Fayette County, Pa., passed away at 5:55 p.m., Monday, June 26, 2006, at his residence. Sonny was the owner and operator of Springer Junk Yard in Hunker, Westmoreland County, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Eileen Hawk Springer, son, Robert Springer and wife, Misty, of West Newton, Westmoreland County, Pa.; daughters, Sheila Ohler and husband, Scott, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., and Wendy Ohler, of Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa.; grandchildren, Dustin Ohler, Kaylee Ohler, Megan Ohler, Stanley Ohler, Jr., Elizabeth Springer, and Timmy Springer; brother, James Springer, of Ruffsdale, Westmoreland County, Pa.; sisters, Donna Szabo and husband, Joseph, and Janet Gerda and husband, Ron.

Friends will be received at the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring Street, Scottdale, Westmoreland County, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, June 28, 2006

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Clifford Taft SPRINGER Headstone (1908-2004)

Clifford Taft Springer, 95, of Shippensburg, Pa., and formerly of Uniontown, Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004. He was born Aug. 2, 1908, in North Union Township, in Fayette County, Pa. Mr. Springer served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Mess Sergeant with a Master Chef classification. Mr. Springer was the owner of the County Home Grill Restaurant in Uniontown, and retired as a Maintenance Superintendent of Fayette County. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church of Uniontown, Pa. Mr. Springer loved animals and was a natural teacher, and by far the best Dad a son could ever ask for.

He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Mary C. Springer of Shippensburg; one son, Clifford Thomas Springer of Shippensburg; one grandson, Lee Garner Spring of Los Angeles, Calif.; one brother, John Todd Springer of Dover, N.H.; friends, Carrol Garner Springer and Suzanne M. Benchoff; and numerous nieces and nephews that have enriched his long life..

Arrangements were handled by the GROVE-BOWERSOX FUNERAL HOME, Waynesburg, Pa.


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

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Daisy Morgan SPRINGER (1891-1974)

SPRINGER, DAISY M.— Age 83 years of 42 Lemon Wood Acres, Uniontown, died Thursday, September 12, 1974, in the Parma Community Hospital, Parma, Ohio. She was born July 26, 1891 in Uniontown, the daughter of the late Seth and Fannie Patterson Morgan. Preceding her in death was her husband, Zed Springer. Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Geraldine DuZuin, Cleveland, Ohio. The family will receive friends in the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown St. today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. where services will be held Saturday, September 14, 1974 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Thomas R. Thomas of the Asbury United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, September 13, 1974, page 19, column 8

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Daniel C. SPRINGER ( -1945)

SPRINGER RITES

   The funeral service for Daniel C. Springer of Pennsville, who died Saturday morning, will be held at 2:3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Marion A. Harris, at Pennsville. Rev. Merrill L. Cadwell, pastor of the First Christian Church, will officiate. Burial will be made in Green Ridge Memorial Park.


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

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David SPRINGER (1838-1899)

David Springer
White, male, 61 years old, widowed, laborer
   Cause of death–Heart Failure
   Born–1838
   Died–December 12, 1899


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2

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David SPRINGER, Jr. ( -1930)

DAVID SPRINGER, JR.

   David Springer, Jr., 4 years old, died in the Uniontown Hospital Thursday morning, July 24, 1930, at 11:15 o’clock. His death followed an operation. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Springer of 16 Arlington avenue. In addition to his parents he is survived by one sister, Mary Elizabeth. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the home of Mrs. J. H. Matthews at the rear of 222 East Main street. The burial will be in Sandy Hill cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 25, 1930, page 19, column 4

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Donald F. SPRINGER (1921-1995)

   Donald F. Springer, age 74, of Cape Canaveral, Fla., born February 2, 1921, in Connellsville, died November 28, 1995, in Cocoa Beach, Florida. He had served in the U. S. Air Force and worked for the Social Security Administration for 17 years before he retired. He is survived by his wife, Marcella S. Springer, and sons, Ronald and Randy.


Newspaper and date unknown

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Doris Jean SPRINGER (1948-1961)

SPRINGER, DORIS JEAN— Aged 12, 131 Good St., Jeanette, in Pittsburgh, Saturday, October 21, 1961, at 1;25 a.m. Born in North Charleroi, December 20, 1948, she was a daughter of Robert E and Rita Zellhofer Springer. She was a member of the First Methodist Church, Jeanette. In addition to her parents, she is survived by one brother and one sister, Joseph Robert and Mary Lou, both at home; parental grandmother, Mrs. Maude W. Springer, Belle Vernon. Friends are being received in the Mason Funeral Home, Jeannette, until 1 p.m. today and in the Ferguson Funeral Home, 700 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon, from 3 until 10 p.m. until Tuesday at 2 p.m., the hour of service. The Rev. Frank T. James of the First Methodist Church, Jeannette, will officiate. Interment will be in Belle Vernon Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 23, 1961, page 13, column 8

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Dorthea Burkholder SPRINGER (1921-1997)

SPRINGER, DORTHEA BURKHOLDER— Age 76, of Uniontown, born May 25, 1921, in Connellsville, the daughter of Henry Foster and Ruth Brothers Burkholder. She was a graduate of Connellsville High School, class of 1938, and the Uniontown Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1942. She served in WWII as a Lt. in the Army Nurse Corp., serving on the hospital ship, John J. Clem. After the war she worked as a nurse in the Connellsville hospital. She was a member of the Great Bethel Baptist Church in Uniontown. She died in Mt. Macrina Nursing Home, Uniontown, on September 2, 1997. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil B. Springer, who died December 19, 1996. Surviving are the following children: Alan, Mark, Douglas, and Kevin Springer. Interment at Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


Newspaper and date unknown

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Edith Lillian SPRINGER, RN Stone  (1910-1995)

SPRINGER, EDITH LILLIAN, RN— born June 17, 1910, in Sherman Oaks California, a daughter of Dennis Ross and Jennie Mae Brownfield Springer, died August 27, 1995, at Mt. Macrina Nursing Home in Uniontown. She was a graduate of Uniontown High School, class of 1928, and the Uniontown Hospital School of Nursing. She spent her nursing career at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary on Second Avenue, New York City, where she became head nurse. After 42 years of service, she retired and returned to the family home at 18 Hogsett Street. She was a member of the Christ Methodist Church and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Margaret Harford and Julia Isabella, her twin, Mrs. Melvin (Ethel) Martin, and brothers, Gilbert and Donald Ross Springer. She is survived by a brother, Charles W. Springer of Baltimore, Md. Although she never married, Edith was survived by the following nieces and nephews; Marilyn Tolentino of Baltimore, Alan Martin of Florida, Dennis Martin of Orlando, Florida, Ruth Ellen, Mary Ann, Carolyn, John, Barbara and Nancy Springer and Roger Harford of Florida. Friends will be received at the Shell Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon Avenue, after 7 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery .


Newspaper and date unknown

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

DIED
On the 3d inst., in North Union township, Elizabeth Springer, widow of the late Abner Springer, in the 63d year of her age.
Genius of Liberty, May 17, 1855. Volume 1. Number 18, Page 3, Column 3


Elizabeth Adams SPRINGER ( -1965)

Former B’ville Woman
Succumbs In New York

   Funeral services will be held Saturday for Mrs. Elizabeth Adams Springer, formerly of Brownsville, who died Tuesday in Tappan, N. Y. She was a resident of the Bronx, New York City. Friends will be received in Ross Funeral Home, Brownsville, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Services Saturday will be at 2 p.m. with burial in Redstone Cemetery.

Notes from contributor:
   Spouse–Lawson A Springer
   Child–John Adams Springer


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 10, 1965, page 33, column 1

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Elizabeth Brownfield SPRINGER Headstone (1823-1913)

Miss Elizabeth Brownfield Springer, age 90 years, 4 months and 16 days, died at the Springer homestead in South Union Township, on Saturday, June 28, 1913, after an illness of six months, her health having failed more than a year ago. She was the daughter of the late Dennis Springer and Sarah Brownfield Springer. One sister Mrs. Catherine Craig, widow of Porter Craig survives. The deceased was a niece of Nathaniel and Ewing Brownfield and Rachel Searight, all deceased. Miss Springer was born in South Union Township and spent her entire life there. She was a life member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. She had a host of friends who will greatly miss her.

The funeral will be held from the Springer home in South Union Township at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon with internment in the Springer plot in Oak Grove Cemetery. Dr. Tinsley the pastor of the M E Church, and Mr. Bromley, pastor of the Great Bethel Baptist Church will conduct the services. The relatives of the deceased have requested that friends please not send flowers.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, June, 1913

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Elizabeth Kimberly SPRINGER ( -2003)

Elizabeth K. (Kimberly) Springer, age 93 years, of Uniontown, Pa., and a longtime former resident of Point Marion, Pa., died Saturday, July 5, 2003 in Integrated Health Services, Unity Township, Pa. She was born in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of Charles Kimberly and Elizabeth McLaughlin Kimberly. She was a member of Point Marion United Methodist Church, member and Past Matron of Point Marion Chapter Order of The Eastern Star, member of Rebecca Lodge, and currently a member of Uniontown Chapter No. 263 Order of The Eastern Star.

Her husband, Alfred M. Springer, and parents preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons: Robert Springer and wife, Bonnie, of Easton, Maryland, and Charles Springer and wife, Josie, of Baltimore, Maryland; four grandchildren: Michael, Michele, Scott and Steven; three great-grandchildren: Tyler, Abigail, and John Charles; and a niece, Kathleen McLaughlin of Uniontown, Pa.

Friends will be received in the J. HARRY JOHNSTON FUNERAL HOME, 65 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., on Tuesday, July 8, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the hour of Service with Rev. Lewis presiding. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. Chapter No. 263 Order of The Eastern Star will conduct services in the Funeral Home on Tuesday at 12 Noon.


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

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bullet Elizabeth W. SPRINGER died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Elizabeth Wright Springer, aged 63, died Sunday, at the home of her niece, Mrs. Nan Moreland, in Brownsville.  A native of California, Pa., Mrs. Springer made her home in Brownsville in recent years.  She was the widow of John L. Springer.
Surviving are a brother, John W. Wright of Brownsville, and the niece, Mrs. Moreland.
Funeral services will be held in the Moreland residence at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon.  Burial will follow in Highland cemetery, California, Pa.
(Newspaper dated 12 Sept 1938)

Ellen J. SPRINGER Stone  (1823-1899)

Ellen J. Springer

White, female, 75 years old, married, residence of Walnut Street
   Cause of death–Cancer, sick 6 months
   Born–April 9, 1823, Fayette County
   Died–January 14, 1899, Uniontown
   Spouse–D. M. Springer
   Child–Molly Springer Brown
   Buried–Oak Grove Cemetery


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 162

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bullet Ellis SPRINGER died in 1889. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

Republican Standard
January 24, 1889
Springer- Ellis Springer died at the residence of his sister, Jane E. J ohnson, in North Union township, at about 6 o'clock this morning, Janua ry 21, 1889, of dropsy. He had got up early and was sitting in his cha ir, when he suddenly expired, there being no one else present but Mrs. J ohnson. Mr. Springer was a son of a son of Abner Springer, and was bor n 73 years ago, on the place where he always lived, and where he died. A bout 40 years ago he married Ann McCormick, whom he survived some three y ears. They had no children, and of his brothers and sisters two surviv e, Dennis, now in the west, and Jane, widow of the late Isaac Johnson.


Elsie Irene Pratt SPRINGER (1919-2006)

Elsie Irene (Pratt) Springer, age 87, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2006, at her home. She was born November 5, 1919, at Searights, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of Elliot Finley Pratt and Frances Jane Walker Pratt. Irene was a member of Cherry Tree Alliance Church, in Uniontown, for over 60 years.

She was predeceased by her parents, an infant daughter, Shelby Jean Springer, six sisters and two brothers. She was the last member of her immediate family.

Surviving is her husband, Emmett L. Springer, Sr. They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on November 10, 2006. Also surviving are two sons: Emmett Leroy Springer, Jr., and his wife, Jane, of Valrico, Florida, and Mark Wayne Springer and his wife, Vicki, of Canton, Ohio; three grandchildren: Pamela Diaz, Tamela Weisbrodt, and Timothy Jay Springer; and six great-grandchildren: Savannah, Gabriella, Frank, Jacob, Hunter, and Spencer.

Friends will be received in the DONALD E. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Sunday, December 24, until 2 p.m., the hour of the service, with Pastor Jack Herman, officiating. Graveside Committal Services will be held Tuesday, December 26, at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Memorial Park, Brownfield, Fayette County, Pa.


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

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Emmett Leroy SPRINGER (1921-2009)

Emmett Leroy Springer, Sr., 87 of Uniontown, Pa., passed away July 6, 2009 in Canton, Ohio. He was born on October 27, 1921 at Messmore, Pa., son of Maude Belle (Hixon) Springer and Albert Andrew Springer.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wife of 66 years Elsie Irene (Pratt) Springer and infant Shelby Jean Springer and two sisters and one brother.

He is survived by one sister, Annabelle Angel of Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, surviving are two children: Emmett L. Springer, Jr. and his wife Jane of Valrico, Fla. and Mark W. Springer and his wife Vickie of Canton, Ohio; three grandchildren: Tamela Diaz, Pamela Weisbrodt and Timothy J. Springer; six great-grandchildren: Savannah, Gabriella, Frank and Jacob Diaz and Hunter and Spencer Weisbrodt.

He was a Navy Veteran of World War II and retired from the Uniontown Post Office in 1976 after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Cherry Tree Alliance Church.

Calling hours will be at CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME in Hopwood on Friday, July 10, 2009 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 10 a.m. with Pastor Robert Ellenberger officiating.


Updated 07/08/2009 12:20:05 AM EDT
The Interment will follow at Mountain View Memorial Park in Brownfield.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, July 7, 2009

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Ethel Jane Cobert SPRINGER ( -2007)

Ethel Jane Springer, (nee Cobert), 90, of Alexandria, Va., died Wednesday, June 27, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Springer.

Ethel was the loving mother of Maryella Springer and Kelley Ann Springer; devoted grandmother of Tracie Ratcliff and Brandy Garrett. She is also survived by one great-grandson; four brothers: Arthur, Matthew, George and Harian Cobert; as well as, many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family received friends on Monday, July 2, 2006, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 800 p.m., in the DEMAINE FUNERAL HOME, 5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, Va., where a Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, July 3, 2007, in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., on Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at 1:00 p.m.

Contributions in Jane's name may be made to Hospice of Howard County, 5537 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 433, Columbia, Md., 21045.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, July 5, 2007

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Frank SPRINGER ( -1924)

Frank Springer Funeral

Funeral services for the late Frank Springer will be held from his residence, on Race Street, McCormick Addition, Thursday afternoon June 26, at 2 o'clock. Rev. Joel Lee Jones, pastor of the Central Christian Church, will have charge of the services. Internment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, June 25, 1924

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Frank SPRINGER (1897-1968)

FRANK SPRINGER

   Frank Springer, 70, of Scottdale, R. D. 1, died Tuesday morning in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born June 10, 1897, a son of the late Joseph and Ann Niner Springer. He was a retired steelworker. Surviving are his widow, Martha; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Byers of Scottdale; four sons, James at home, Raymond of West Mifflin, Carl of Ruffsdale and Norman of Stahlstown; eight grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Kane of Biglerville, and a brother, Joseph of Banning.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, May 15, 1968, page 23, column 6

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Gladys M. Fike SPRINGER (1929-2008)

Gladys M. Springer, 78, of Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at the home of her son in West Decatur, Pa. She was born July 10, 1929, in Masontown, a daughter of Harvey and Alice (Darrell) Fike. Mrs. Springer retired, in 1994, as the secretary from the Borough of Masontown. Prior to her marriage, she worked as a legal secretary. A lifelong resident of Masontown, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Masontown, and the Teamsters. She was a former member of the Sweet Adelines.

She is survived by a son, Gary A. Springer and companion, Michelene Beres, of West Decatur; two grandsons: Gary A. Springer, Jr., of Clearfield, Pa., and Timothy J. Springer, of Philadelphia, Pa.; a sister and a brother: Violet Snyder, of Masontown, and Lawrence Fike, of Tacoma, Wa.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Alfred Springer, on December 25, 1974, and whom she married in 1949, in Winchester, Va., and by a sister, Alberta Susie Kilo, and brothers, William 'Billy' Fike and James Fike.

A Memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Masontown, on Saturday at 11a.m. Interment and Committal Services will be at the LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa., on Monday March 3, 2008, at 10 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, February 27, 2008

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Harry SPRINGER, Jr. (1924-2005)

Harry Springer, Jr., 81, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Sunday, December 4, 2005, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born November 17, 1924, in Searights, Fayette County, Pa., the son of the late Harry E. and Margaret Downs Springer.

Also preceding him in death were two brothers, William "Bill" Springer and John "Fred" Springer and a sister, Alice Phelan.

Surviving are his loving wife, Mary Annabell Bock Springer; five children: Bernard E. Springer of Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa., Geraldine A. Mills and husband, Dayton, and Alice F. Campbell and husband, Terry, all of Uniontown, and Harry E. Springer and wife, Shelley, and Gary R. Springer and wife, Loretta, all of Revere, Fayette County, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Springer, of Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Springer was a veteran of World War II having served honorably with the United States Army in the European: African: Middle Eastern Campaign, was a former employee of the Laurel Highlands School District, a member of Faith Fellowship Church and was an avid bingo player.

Friends will be receive in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mount Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., today, from 3 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, December 7, 2005, until 11 a.m. the hour of service with Pastor Gerald Capan officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Fayette County, Pa. Military Honors will be accorded at graveside by AMVETS, General Marshall Post 103, Hopwood, Pa.


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Helen Yelinek SPRINGER ( -1977)

SPRINGER, HELEN YELINEK— Age 71 years, of 502 Village of Searights, Uniontown, died in the Uniontown Hospital Thursday, April 28, 1977 at 4:40 a.m. She was born at Fairchance, the daughter of the late Marlin and Katie Snyder Yelinek. Surviving are her husband, David W. Springer; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Mansell, Uniontown; two sons, Robert C. Springer, North Royalton, Ohio, and Robert J., Merrittstown; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Ellen Mondak, Cleveland, Ohio, and Wilma Nixon, Chesterland, Ohio; two brothers, Martin Yelinek, Michigan, and Charles Yelinek, Ohio. Preceding her in death were one son, David, in 1930, and one sister, Margaret Lasko, in 1974. Friends are being received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem, until 12:30 p.m., the hour of service, with Dr. Earl P. Confer officiating. Interment in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, April 30, 1977, page 17, column 8

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Hester Shaw SPRINGERPhoto  (1826-1917)

MRS. HESTER SHAW SPRINGER

   Mrs. Hester S. Springer, aged 90 years, widow of Captain James H. Springer, died early Wednesday morning at her home in Pennsylvania avenue. Death was due to diseases incident to age. She had resided in Uniontown for the past 65 years. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the home of her son, Ethie Springer, 45 Wilson avenue. Mrs. Springer was a descendent of Samuel Lincoln, who settled in Kingham, Mass., in 1636. She was the daughter of David W. Shaw and Sarah Lincoln. Her girlhood was spent in Uniontown and April 11, 1849 she married James H. Springer, who was descended from Jacob Springer. That branch of the Springer family came from Sweden during the Colonial period. She was probably the only woman in Uniontown who was acquainted with three generations. She ofitimes recalled stories of the Revolutionary war told her by her parents, who lived in that period. When the Civil war broke out she was in the prime of womanhood and remembered well the incidents of that war. Among the grandchildren surviving are:
   Children of Frank Y. Springer and Emma Jane Pollock Springer – Minnie, Clifford, Hester, Rose, Robert, Charles, Ida, Myrtle, Frances, James and Jacob.
   Children of Charles L. Springer and Rose Smith Springer – Arthur, Edith and Charles.
   Children of James E. Springer and Hester Brown Springer – Ralph E. and Robert.
   Children of Mary Ida Springer Miller and George Miller – Clyde, Horace and Mary Muriel.
   Children of William P. Springer and Minnie Cook Springer – Harold, Louise and William.
   Children of Robert Ethie and Anna Hartman Springer – Altha, John and George.
   Children of Henry W. B. Springer and Martha McCullough Springer – Paul, Kenneth, Herbert and Samuel.

   Mrs. Springer was born in North Union township, November 20, 1826. She is survived by one brother, Robert Shaw, of Kingwood, W. Va., and four sons, Charles L., James E., and Ethie Springer, all of Uniontown and William P. Springer, of Seattle, Wash. She was the mother of nine children, grandmother to 27 and great-grandmother to 41. For over 70 years Mrs. Springer had been a consistent member of the Great Bethel Baptist church, being the oldest member of that congregation at the time of her death.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, May 3, 1917, page 10, column 2

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Howard C. SPRINGER (1896-1961)

  SPRINGER, HOWARD C.— Aged 65, 124 E. Main St., died in his residence, Friday, December 1, 1961 at 6:35 p.m. following an extended illness. A veteran of World War I, he was born May 3, 1896 in St. Clairsville, O. He was a member of the VFW Post 47, Uniontown. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Rose Springer, Uniontown; three brothers, James E., Uniontown; Roy E., Hopwood; Walter M., Cleveland, O.; three sisters, Mrs. Lena Fowler, Uniontown; Mrs. Margaret Haines, Isabella; Mrs. Dora Grimm, Uniontown. He was predeceased by his father, james A. Springer and a brother Albert A. Friends will be received in the Haky Funeral Home, 139 W. Fayette St. after 4 p.m. today. Arrangements under the direction of the Skirpan Funeral Home, Brownsville are incomplete.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, December 2, 1961, page 21, column 5

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Inez Calderwood SPRINGER ( -2008)

Inez Calderwood Springer, 89, originally of Altoona, Pa., passed away Sunday, November 16, 2008.

She is survived by her son, W. Harry Springer and his wife, Dorothy, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa.; one grandson, W. Neil and wife, Christie, of West Palm Beach, Florida; two granddaughters: Laurie Ann Krall and husband, Jason, of Perryopolis, Fayette County, Pa., and Mindy Colin and husband, Michael; six great-grandchildren: Kaitlyn and Drew Springer, Chase Michael Colin, Brendan, Brianna and Brook Krall; two daughters: Sally S. Wilson, of Birmingham, Al., and Darlene Springer, of Huntsville, Al.

At her request, there will be no public services. Memorial donations may be made to Big Oak Ranch, P.O. Box 507, Springville, Al., 35146, or the American Cancer Society.


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Isabel Hurton SPRINGER ( -1953)

Aged Local Resident Dies

   Mrs. Isabel Hurton Springer, 90, lifelong resident of Uniontown, died yesterday morning in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harry R. Blackford, 34 Princeton avenue. A daughter of the late Patrick and Alice O’Neal Hurton, Mrs. Springer was a member of St. John’s R. C. church. In addition to Mrs. Blackford, she leaves the following sons and daughters: William M. Springer, Mrs. Mary Mitchell, both of Uniontown; Mrs. Alice Barton, Los Angeles; Mrs. Ellen Frost, Morgantown; Harry J. Springer, Baltimore; 11 grandchildren and 18 great- grandchildren. Friends are being received at the Johnston Funeral Home, 65 N. Gallatin Ave., after 4 o’clock today. Requiem High Mass will be sung at 9 o’clock Wednesday morning in St. John’s R. C. Church with the Rev. T. J. Dunn as celebrant. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 26, 1953, page 14, column 1

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J. Edward SPRINGER Stone  (1855-1938)

Prominent Former
Local Grocer Dies

   J. Edward Springer, aged 82, who spent virtually all of his life in Uniontown where he was in the grocery business in the Walnut and Lennox street district for many years, died Tuesday, July 12, 1938, at the residence of a son, Robert E. Springer, in Lancaster, Pa. A descendant of one of the early pioneer families of Uniontown, Mr. Springer was born November 9, 1855, and contributed much to the upbuilding and betterment of this community. Mr. Springer was known to a wide circle of friends in Uniontown. He is survived by two children, Ralph and Robert; seven grandchildren and two brothers, Charles L., of Maple Street and Ethie Springer, the former a well- known local druggist. Friends will be received at the Johnson Funeral Home, 65 North Gallatin avenue, on Thursday evening. Services will be conducted at 10:30 Friday morning. Serving as pallbearers will six nephews, Robert, Altha, George, John and Jake Springer, and Clyde Miller.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, July 13, 1938, page 1, column 6


SPRINGER SERVICES

   Funeral rites for E. Edward Springer, aged 82, who died Tuesday, July 12, 1938, at the home of a son, Robert E. Springer, Lancaster, Pa., will be conducted at 10:30 Friday morning in the chapel at the J. Harry Johnston & Sons funeral home, 65 North Gallatin avenue. Burial will follow in Oak Grove cemetery. The body will arrive here at 6:35 this evening and be removed to the mortuary. Friends will be received in the chapel tonight. Mr. Springer was a merchant in Uniontown from many years before he went to Lancaster to spend his remaining days with a son.

Notes from contributor:
   Spouse–Hester M. Brown Springer
   Father–James H. Springer
   Mother–Hester A. Shaw Springer


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 14, 1938, page 5, column 3

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Jacob SPRINGER, Sr. ( -1852)

DIED

   On Sunday last the 5th instant, at his residence in North Union township, of Pulmonary Consumption, JACOB SPRINGER, Sr., aged about 75 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 9, 1852, Vol. I, No. 35, page 3, column 3

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James Albert SPRINGER (1865-1930)

JAMES ALBERT SPRINGER

James Albert Springer, aged 73 years, four months and 26 days, died tuesday morning at 3 o'clock in House No. 22, Puritan No. 2. His death was due to complications. He was born 20 March 1865.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Rose Springer and the following children; Mrs. Lena Fowler of Searights; Albert of Balsinger; Roy and Mrs. Dora Grimm of York Run; Walter of Dearth; James Elmer of Uniontown; and Margaret and Howard at home. Twenty grandchildren and nine great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Thursday afternoon to be followed by services at the Mt. Olive church near Connellsville. Services in charge of Rev. Arthur Mayhle, of the Balsinger Free Methodist Church. Interment in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, August 17, 1938, page 5, column 2

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James E. SPRINGER (1849-1850)

James E. Springer
   Born–January 9, 1849
   Died–August 12, 1850
   Father–James H. Springer
   Mother–Hester Shaw Springer


Source: Old Baptist Cemetery, Uniontown, Fayette Co., Pa., moved to Oak Grove Cemetery

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James H. SPRINGER (1825-1903)

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James H. Springer

  Uniontown, October 17— James H. Springer, a well-known citizen of this place, died this morning after a short illness, aged 78 years. He had been failing for some time, but has been serious for only a short time. He leaves a widow and five sons. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, October 17, 1903, page 5, column 2


James H. Springer

White, male, 78 years old, single, agent
   Cause of death–
   Born–October 3, 1825, North Union Township
   Died–October 17, 1903, Uniontown
   Buried–Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown
   Spouse–Hester A. Shaw
   Children–James E., Frank Yost, Charles Levi,
      William P, Sarah Virginia,
      Ethan, Mary Ida Miller,
      Robert, Bucher


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 237, line 412

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Jennie Brownfield SPRINGER ( -1955)

Mrs. Springer
Dies At 71

   Mrs. Jennie Brownfield Springer, 71, wife of Dennis Springer of 18 Hogsett St., died last night in Uniontown Hospital. She was a member of Christ Methodist Church and the Willard Bible Class. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Charles W., of Baltimore, Md.; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Harford of Uniontown, Edith Springer of New York City and Mrs. Ethel Martin of Baltimore Md. Also left are a sister, Mrs. Mary Crayton of Uniontown, and eight grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., after 7 p.m. today. Services will be held there Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. J. D. Robb and the Rev. J. W. Shell officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.


Notes from contributor:
   Father–Alfred Brownfield
   Mother–Sarah Margaret Brownfield
   Buried–Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown
   Spouse–Hester A. Shaw
   Surviving Grandchildren–Marilyn Tolentino, Alan J. Martin,
      Dennis Martin, Roger Harford,
      Ruth Ellen, Mary Ann, Carolyn,
      Barbara, Nancy, & John Springer

The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, November 3, 1955, page 6, column 7

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Jennie Moolard SPRINGER ( -1974)

SPRINGER, JENNIE MOOLARD — Age 91 years, Grandville, Michigan, formerly of Coolspring, died Tuesday, April 23, 1974. She was a member of Coolspring United Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Asa W. Springer, and two sons, Zedock and Harold Springer. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Kirby, Goldsboro, North Carolina, Mrs. Margaret Schumacher, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Mrs. Mildred Vandeberg, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mrs. Martha Jane Jennings, Palos Verdes Estates, California, and Mrs. Virginia Lundeberg, Pittsberg, California; three sons, Alfred M. Springer, Pt. Marion, Gerald Springer, Uniontown, and Dr. Asa W. Springer, Jr., Sacramento, California; thirty-nine grandchildren; twenty-eight great grandchildren; ten great great grandchildren. Friends will be received in the J. Harry Johnston Funeral Home, 65 N. Gallatin Ave., Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the Coolspring United Methodist Church, Friday at 1 p.m. with Dr. Earl P. Confer officiating. Interment in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 24, 1974, page 40, column 8

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Jonathan D. SPRINGER Stone  (1864-1935)

J. D. SPRINGER

   J. D. Springer, aged 72, of McClellandtown, died in Uniontown Hospital at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday morning, July 10, 1935. He had been in the local institution for about two weeks suffering from a complication of diseases. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Janie Springer, four sons, all born in different states, J. D., Jr., born in Savannah, Ga., and now residing at Reading; Max, born in South Dakota; Joseph, born in Richmond, Va., and Alfred, born in Uniontown. The latter three now reside at home, and two sons by a former marriage, Zed and Thurman, both of Canonsburg. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Charles S. Francis, of Uniontown and Mrs. Alfred M. Claybaugh, of Chester; and five half-sisters, Daisy Springer and Mrs. Charles Honsaker, of Woodside; Mrs. W. R. Mundel, of Masontown; John Victor, of Brownsville, and Louise Springer, of Uniontown, and one half-brother, Zadok B. Springer of Woodside. Born in Uniontown, Mr. Springer moved to Fairmont, W. Va. about 42 years ago and from that place migrated to Rome, Ga., where Mr. Springer married and engaged in cotton farming and conducted an opera house. He belonged to the Free Masons, of Fairmont, the Union Grange of Uniontown and formerly was a member of the Elks Lodge, of Atlanta Ga. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the home on Churchill road. Burial in Oak Grove cemetery.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, July 11, 1935, page 11, column 7

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bullet Jonathan V. SPRINGER died in 1895. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

The News Standard
August 2, 1895
Springer
Jonathan V. Springer died at the home of hsi sister, Mrs. Jane E. Johns on, North Union township, August 1, 1895. He was born in Uniontown Sep tember 1, 1812, and was a son of Abner and Elizabeth Springer. He move d to the west in 1860, and returned .........wife four sons and two dau ghters, the children being scattered in several states. Funeral on Saturday at 2p.m., interment in Oak Grove cemetery.


Joshua Nicholas SPRINGER (2003-2003)

   Joshua Nicholas Springer was born and died on Thursday, January 29, 2003 in Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Pa. He is survived by his parents, Eric M. Springer Sr. and Charity Cramer; brother, Eric M. Springer Jr.; paternal grandparents, Charles Springer of Uniontown, Pa., and Tina Springer of Fairchance, Pa.; maternal grandparents, Christine and Homer Cramer of Smock, Pa.; paternal great grandmother, Genevieve Trout of Shoaf, Uniontown, Pa.; maternal great grandparents, Walter and Melda Metts of Revere, Uniontown, Pa., and Edith King of Uniontown, Pa.; maternal great great grandmother, Dorothy Metts of Revere, Uniontown, Pa.; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Private services and interment were handled by the Thomas M. Dolfi Funeral Home, 136 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pa.

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

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Lawson A. SPRINGER (1887-1974)

SPRINGER, LAWSON, A.— Age 87 a resident of Brownsville, and recently of Tappan, New York, died Sunday, August 25, 1974 at 7:30 p.m. in the Brownsville General Hospital. He was a retired employee for the Monongahela Railway Co., Brownsville. He was born in South Brownsville on January 10, 1887, a son of the late John C. and Mary Burd Springer. He was a member of the Fort Burd United Presbyterian Church, Brownsville; Dutch Reform Church, Tappan, New York; a sixty-one year member of the Brownsville Lodge 60, F&AM; various other Masonic bodies; and Brownsville Lodge 51, IOOF, since 1909. Preceding him in death were his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Adams Springer, in 1965; and five sisters. Surviving are one son, Rev. John Adams Springer of Tappan, New York; two grandchildren, Sara Elizabeth and John Adams springer, both of Tappan, New York. Friends will be received in the J.W. Kisinger Funeral Home, 515 Front St., Brownsville, today and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m., with Rev. Donald J. Dilley officiating. Interment will be in Redstone Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, August 27, 1974, page 17, column 8

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bullet Levi SPRINGER died in 1862. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(49)

DIED
At his residence one mile west of this place on the 15th inst, Mr. Levi Springer at an advanced age.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa., February 20, 1862.
Vol. 2, No. 3, pg. 5, col. 2.


Lloyd R. SPRINGER ( -2007)

Lloyd R. Springer
Lake Forest, Calif.
Formerly of Uniontown

Lloyd Ray Springer, 88, of Lake Forest, Calif., formerly of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away at 6:05 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, in Lake Forest Nursing Center, Lake Forest, Calif. Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, Westmoreland County, Pa., (www.fergusonfunerals.com), and will be announced when completed.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, September 5, 2007

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Mabel Frost SPRINGER (1896-1975)

SPRINGER, MABEL (FROST)— Age 78 years, of 54 East Church St., Uniontown, Pa., died Saturday, October 25, 1975 at 8:40 p.m. She was born in Uniontown, daughter of the late Henry and Barbara (High) Frost, December 4, 1896. Surviving are her husband, George Springer; one sister, Mrs. Olive Kamp of Bridgewater, Pa.; two brothers, Frank Frost of Balsinger, Pa., and William Frost of Uniontown. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one son, William Springer; two sisters, Edna O'Brien and Jessie Cassidy, and four brothers, Harry, Donald, Albert and Glenn Frost. She was a member of the First Church of the Brethren of Uniontown. The family will receive friends today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Oats-McGee Funeral Home, 71 Pennsylvania Ave., where funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 28, at 1 p.m. with Rev. True L. Hunt officiating. Interment in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown, Pa.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 27, 1975, page 29, column 8

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Mary Ann SPRINGER Stone  (1821-1905)

MARY ANN SPRINGER

   Mary Ann Springer, Aged 94, died at her home in North Union Township December 19, 1905, the home having been in the Springer family since 1773. Born December 25, 1821 in North Union Twp., a daughter of Dennis and Sarah Brownfield Springer. Miss Springer had been in poor health for two years but never bedfast and was sitting up Monday the day before her death. She had however been seriously ill for some four days and death resulted from heart disease. Miss Springer was a member of the M.E. Church. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Notes from contributor:
   Siblings–Elizabeth Brownfield Springer
      Lydia Jeffries Springer Rizer
      Sarah Jane Springer
      Levi Brownfield Springer
      Catherine McCleary Springer Craig


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bullet Mary Ann Davison SPRINGER died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

BITS
The Morning Herald, Friday, May 24, 1935
Mrs. Mary Ann DAVISON Springer, 66, well known and lifelong resident
of the Brownsville district, died at 10:26 o'clock Thursday morning, May 23, 1935, following an illness extending over a period of three years. Death came in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Earl Davis, Arensburg Road...........rest of obituary clipped off.
Arensburg Road is located in Luzerne Township, Fayette County, Pa., and runs into the Monongahela River in Arensburg.


Mary Ann Pegg SPRINGER Stone  (1846-1924)

SPRINGER SERVICES

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann Springer, age 77 years, who died Tuesday evening, January 24, 1924, at 2 o'clock at her home in Race street, McCormick Addition after a four weeks illness of a complication of diseases, will be held this Friday, afternoon at 3 o'clock from the late home. Rev. Joel Lee Jones, pastor of the Central Christian Church, of which the deceased was a member, will have charge, while internment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown.

The deceased was born in North Union Township, November 10, 1846, the daughter of Peter and Agnes Pegg and lived her entire life in the township where she was well known and highly respected by a large circle of friends. On March 6, 1866, she was united in marriage to the late Lieut. William F. Springer, who died Feb 6, 1908. To this union were born eight children, four sons and four daughters. They are, Wilbur Springer of Warren, Ohio; Frank B. Springer at home; John D. Springer of New Castle, Pa.; Mrs. R. D. Curry of Olhalala, Neb.; Mrs. C. A. Woodward of Uniontown; Mrs. J. F. Buers of Aurora, Neb., who died in August 1923, and Elizabeth A. Springer, at home. Deceased is also survived by the following brothers and sisters; William Pegg, aged 92 of Bethelboro; George Pegg of Bethelboro; Peter Fuller Pegg of Uniontown; Samuel Pegg of Charleroi; Mrs. Aldridge Smith of North Union Township, and Mrs. Louise Mitchell of Percy.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, January 31, 1924

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bullet Mary C. SPRINGER died in 1881. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

GENIUS OF LIBERTY-Nov. 17, 1881
Died in Garrett Co., Md, Sept 3, 1881 Mrs. Mary C. Springer, aged about 75 years, widow of Uriah


Maxwell W. SPRINGER ( -1976)

SPRINGER, MAXWELL W.— Age 64 years of RD 1, McClellandtown, Pa., died Wednesday morning, May 12, 1976 in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born in Canton, South Dakota the son of the late J. D. and Janie Maxwell Springer. He was a life long farmer, and a deacon and elder of the McClellandtown United Presbyterian Church and a member of Light and Law Sunday School Class, a member of the Union Grange No. 1103, and chairman of A.S.C.S., a member of Pennsylvania Farmer's Association, a director of Southwestern Mutual Fire Insurance, and a member of the Atlantic Breeders Association and past president of the Agriculture Extension Association. He was predeceased by two brothers, Alfred Springer December 25, 1974 and J. D. Springer, Jr., April 30, 1976. Surviving are his wife, Bertha Leasure Springer: three daughters, Mrs. Cloyde (Maxine) VanSickle of Uniontown, Pa., Mrs. Richard (Ruth) Townsend of McClellandtown, Pa. and Ethel Mae Springer at home; five grandchildren: one brother, Joseph Springer of Shellington, Pa.; one aunt, Mrs. Nell Honsaker of Uniontown. Friends will be received in the T. Leonard Sangston Funeral Home. McClellandtown this evening 7 to 9, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 12 noon, and 1 to 2 p.m. in the McClellandtown United Presbyterian Church, the hour of service with Rev. Howard E. Brown and Rev. Leon Hironimus officiating. Interment in the Church Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the McClellandtown United Presbyterian Church or the Fairview Church of the Brethren.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 13, 1976, page 41, column 8

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Mollie R. SPRINGER ( -1893)

Mollie R. Springer

White, female, 31 years old, married
   Cause of death–Caturry, sick 1 year
   Born–Fayette County, Pa.
   Died–September 14, 1893, Uniontown
   Buried–Uniontown Baptist Cemetery


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 148

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Ralph E. SPRINGER (1912-1996)

RALPH E. SPRINGER

   Ralph E. Springer, 84, of Dunbar (formerly of Scottdale), passed away Sunday evening, Nov. 10, 1996, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born on June 24, 1912, in Upper Tyrone Township, Fayette County, a son of the late Ralph and Bessie Cable Springer. Ralph was retired from Robertshaw Controls Division in New Stanton with 31 years’ service, where he served as a thermostat inspector. He was one of the original founders of the First Assembly of God Church, Scottdale, where he was a faithful member. He also served as deacon, trustee, superintendent, Sunday School teacher, bus captain, children church leader and custodian. He was an active part of church evangelism and took part in community and hospital gospel magician ministry and Bible storytelling. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard HQ Co., First Battalion 110th Infantry in Scottdale. He is survived by his wife, Florence O. “Dolly” Leasher Springer; three daughters, Mrs. Jeff (Connie) Springer Smith of Morgantown, W.Va., Mrs. Clarence (Barbara) Burley of Connellsville and Mrs. Donald (Debrah) Polinsky of Scottdale; two sons, Wilford Leasher and wife, Peggy, of Grantsville, Md., and David Leasher of Connellsville; 20 grandchildren, including Mrs. Robert (Katherine) Pickford of Mount Pleasant, whom he raised; 21 great-grandchildren; and one niece. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Jean Ritenour Springer, on March 17, 1988; and a half-brother, Frank Dull. Family and friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring Street, Scottdale (887-5300), on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. Additional viewing will be held on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, Elm and Jennings, Scottdale, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. with his Pastor, Daniel Cluck, officiating. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery. Family suggests memo- […rest of article missing]


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, November, 1996

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Rita Z. SPRINGER (1924-2004)

Rita Z. Springer
Jeannette

Rita Z. Springer, 80, of Jeannette, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, in McMurry Hills Manor Nursing Home, Peters Township. She was born Feb. 21, 1924, in Uniontown, a daughter of the late Leo and Margaret McGeever Zellhofer. Prior to retirement, she was employed by Bell Telephone. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and its Rosary Altar Society and St. Vincent DePaul Society. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Springer; and two sisters, Kathleen Slagle and Angela Seighman. She is survived by a son, Joseph R. "Jake" Springer, of Jeannette; a daughter, Mary Lou Grachen and her husband, Matthew, of Venetia; two granddaughters, Angela and Carolyn Grachen; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, Jeannette. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. To send online condolences, visit www.mason-gelder.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Sunday, November 28, 2004

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Robert Brent SPRINGER (1958-1974)

SPRINGER, ROBERT BRENT— Of 403 Milford Drive, Elizabeth, Pa. Age 15 years, born August 3, 1958 in Morgantown, W. Va., died in Morgantown, W. Va. as a result of a drowning accident while swimming with friends in the Preston County area on July 7, 1974. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Reed Springer. He was a member of the Methodist Church and a student at Elizabeth Forward High School. He is survived by one brother, Gary at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Merle Springer of Lake Lynn, and Mrs. Emma Baker of point Marion, Pa. and great- grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Brown of Point Marion. Friends will be received at the Lawrence W. King Funeral Home, Elizabeth Township, after 7 p.m. this evening. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, July 8, 1974, page 25, column 7

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Robert Estes SPRINGER, Jr. ( -2000)

   Robert Estes Springer Jr., aged 84, of Hopwood, died November 22, 2000 in Uniontown Hospital. He was born in Atchinson, Pa., son of Robert Estes Springer and Rachel Jenkins Springer. He was retired from Eberly Coal and Coke with 37 years of service

Notes from contributor:
   Spouse–Jane Savage Springer
   Children–Robert Reid Springer
      Mrs. Roberta Springer Cindrick
      James E Springer
      Mrs. Marsha Springer Lutz


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

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Rolland M. SPRINGER (1926-2005)

   Rolland M. Springer, 79, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born July 25, 1926, in New Geneva, Fayette County, Pa., to the now late William W. Springer and Elizabeth Mallory Springer. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by five brothers, Edward, Merle, Warren, Dale and Cecil Springer. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, in 1944, and fought in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre of Operation, where he received three purple hearts. Rolland was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church, American Disabled American Veterans, Laurel Lodge No. 651 F & AM, Uniontown Lodge of Perfection, Pittsburgh Gourgas Lodge, Pittsburgh Consistory, and was an ordained Elder of Third Presbyterian Church. He worked for Fruehauf as a Commercial Spray Painter for 28 years. Surviving him are his wife of 59 years, Faye McCartney Springer; two sons, Rolland (Terry) Springer II, of Pittsburgh, and David W. Springer and his wife, Nina of Hopwood; two daughters, Debora L. Springer-Leary and husband, Charles of Elkins, W.Va., and Lori Beth Schiano and husband, John of Uniontown; seven grandchildren, Giuseppe and Giovanni Schiano and Scott, Seth, Coby, Eric and Morgan Springer; and several nieces and nephews.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, November 19, 2005

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Rose B. SPRINGER Stone  (1858-1932)

MRS. CHARLES L. SPRINGER

   Mrs. Rose B. Springer, wife of Charles L. Springer, died early Monday morning November 7th, following an illness of eight months. She was 74 years old. Mrs. Springer is survived by her husband, two children, Arthur and Edith Springer, and a granddaughter Sarah Jean Springer, daughter of the late Charles U. Springer of Toledo, O. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Springer home, 34 Maple street, by the Rev. Donald Kent Johnson, rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 8, 1932, page 4, column 4

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bullet Sarah Virginia SPRINGER died in 1864. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

SPRINGER--On the 17th inst. of Dysentery Sarah Virginia; daughter of James H. and Hester Springer, aged 1 year and 5 months.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Sep 22, 1864.


Zadock B. (Zed) SPRINGER ( -1939)

Z. B. SPRINGER

UNIONTOWN, Jan. 23— Zadock B. (Zed) Springer, 55, past exalted ruler of Uniontown Lodge, B. P. O. Elks, and a veteran automobile salesman, died suddenly Sunday evening at his home at 15 Elwood street after a brief illness. He was taken ill three weeks ago. He entered the autosales business here when the industry was in its infancy locally, being associated with Charles W. Johnson and other pioneer dealers. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Daisy Morgan Springer, one brother, Thurman, of Canonsburg, and four half- brothers, J. D. Max, Joseph and Alfred Springer, all of McClellandtown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 23, 1939, page 6, column 5


SPRINGER FUNERAL

   Uniontown Lodge, B. P. O. Elks, will have charge of the funeral service for Zadock B. (Zed) Springer, a past exalted ruler, of Uniontown. The Elks ritual will be held tonight at 11 o'clock at the Johnston mortuary and the funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. H. H. Will officiating. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, January 24, 1939, page 6, column 3

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bullet Julia Scott SPRINGS died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Julia Scott Springs of Cleveland, Ohio, died Tuesday, June 8, 1935, following an operation.  She was the daughter of Mary E. and Parker Scott of Uniontown and is survived by her husband; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret English of Uniontown, and Mrs. Jennie Jenkins of Chicago.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


Luella M. SPRINKLE ( -1973)

MRS. GEORGE SPRINKLE

   Mrs. George R. (Luella M.) Sprinkle, of 308 S. Hickory St., Scottdale, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in her home after a lingering illness. She was born in Connellsville, a daughter of Earl S. Brooks and the late Mrs. Nettie Langford Brooks. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Connellsville, and the Ladies Auxiliary to the Scottdale Volunteer Fire Department, of which she was sentinel. Surviving, in addition to her father and her husband, are three daughters, Mrs. Judith R. Means of Lodi, Calif., and Miss Janice I. and Miss Doris J., both at home, and a grandson.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, May 2, 1973, page 36, column 7

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bullet Richard SPROATS died in 1862. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

COMMITTED SUICIDE—A man named Richard Sproats, residing near Washington, Pa., committed suicide on Wednesday morning by hanging himself in the mow (?) of stable on his fathers farm.—The only apparent cause for the rash act was in his having sold his grain and some cattle at too low a figure. He was a single man between thirty five and forty years of age.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa., Nov. 27, 1862.


MATILDA MORRIS SPROUL died in 1922.

Mrs. Matilda Morris Sproul, wife of Oliver Sproul died at her home near Belle Grove Friday evening after a few days' illness. Mrs. Sproul was stricken Tuesday while preparing dinner and fell unconscious in the kitchen. Mr. Sproul summoned the neighbors and a physician was called. He pronounced her case prostration from heat. Mrs. Sproul was of a family of six children of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry Morris and was born on the old homestead where she spent her life, and where she passed away. Only one remains now of this family, Morris Morris, familiarly called "Deacon," who is in his 82nd year. Mrs. Sproul was in her 80th year and is survived by her husband and two children, May, wife of Emmet Christy of Connellsville, and Margaret, wife of Horace Potter of Lauder, Wyo. Grant and James her two sons, preceded her in death, also one daughter, Hulda. She is also survived by seven grandchildren. The funeral service was held at her late home Sunday afternoon, the service being conducted by Rev. P. A. Reylea pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Uniontown, assisted by Rev. L. F. Athoy of Connellsville. Members of the chorus of the Baptist and Methodist Episcopal Churches of Ohiopyle sang. Six nephews acted as pallbearers. They were Sanford Clister, Robert Sproul, Jr., George Morris, A. C. Fouch, Walter McFarland and George Grove. Mrs. Sproul's daughter, Margaret, who lives in Lauder, Wyo., arrived at noon Sunday in time for the funeral. Others from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Morris of Johnstown; Ulysses, George and Ella Grove of Washington county; Mrs. Clister and son, Sanford, of Markleysburg; Mrs. Lyda Worthington and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Worthington of Oliphant; Mr. and Mrs. R. S. McCrum of Uniontown; Mr. and Mrs. A. C. French and Mrs. Percy Hagan of Uniontown. Interment was made in the Chalk Hill Cemetery.

The Daily Courier, Sept 18, 1922, pg. 6

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Stanley G. SPROULL ( -1935)

STANLEY G. SPROULL

   Stanley G. Sproull, aged 46, prominent in Uniontown as a retail shoe salesman, died at 10 o’clock Thursday morning, August 8, 1935, in the Uniontown hospital after a long illness. Mr. Sproull was a native of Boyer, Pa., and a son of J. B. Sproull, of Uniontown, and the late Hulda Glenn Sproull, who died January 2, 1891. Mr. Sproull came to Uniontown in 1906 and became associated with his father in the retail shoe business in which profession he continued until stricken by illness. Surviving are his wife, Willis Keener Sproull; a son, Glenn; his father, J. B. Sproull, and one brother, Frank Sproull of this city. Mr. Sproull was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran church. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the family residence in 229 Connellsville street. Rev. W. Scott Bowman will officiate. Burial will be in Sylvan Heights cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, August 9, 1935, page 8, column 2

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Richard SPROUTS ( -1862)

  COMMITTED SUICIDE— a man named Richard Sprouts, residing near Washington, Pa., committed suicide on Wednesday morning by hanging himself in the mow of a stable on his father’s farm. The only apparent cause for the rash act was in his having sold his grain and some cattle at too low a figure. He was a gentle man between thirty five and forty years of age.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, November 27, 1862, Vol. II, No. 43, page 5, column 3

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