Fayette County Genealogy Project

Obituaries


Lloyd UBER, Sr. ( -1995)

LLOYD UBER SR.

   Lloyd J. Uber Sr., 69, of 817 N. Chestnut St., Scottdale, died Tuesday, May 16, 1995, in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. Friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional viewing will be held on Friday in the Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, 106 Chestnut St., Scottdale, from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of funeral services, with his pastor, the Rev. Jeffrey A. Welsh, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery on the Uber Family Plot. Full military honors will be bestowed at graveside by the Southmoreland Veteran’s Association. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials to the Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, Scottdale, or Trout Unlimited, Laughlintown.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1995

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John UDJBINAC ( -1968)

JOHN UDJBINAC

   John (Ivan) Udjbinac, 79, of Republic, died at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday in Brownsville General Hospital. A Republic resident for the past 40 years, he was a member of the Holy Rosary R. C. Church of Republic, Croatian Fraternal Union of America 528 and Vestaburg Local No. 762, UMWA. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Argenti Udjbinac; a son; three stepsons, 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, May 1, 1968, page 25, column 2


UDJBINAC John (Ivan)— Friends are being received at the Carlo J. Marucci Funeral Home, Route 116, Republic, until today at 10 a.m. when prayer services will be held followed by Requiem High Mass in the Holy Rosary R. C. Church, Republic with Rev. Fr. William M Gavron as celebrant. Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery Fairchance.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 3, 1968, page 8 column 8

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Stella Mae UGLOW ( -1959)

STELLA MAE UGLOW, Age 73, of Garden of Prayer Apartments, died Saturday, February 14, 1959, following an extended illness. She was a member of the Garden of prayer Chapel. Friends will be received after 7 p.m. in the Minerd Funeral Home 196 E. Main Street, where services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m., with Rev. Belle Tiger officiating. Interment in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, February 16, 1959

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Clarence D. UHAZIE (1915-2001)

Lemont Furnace — Clarence D. Uhazie, 86, of Lemont Furnace died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at home. He was born May 15, 1915, in Morrell, Pa., son of the late Stephen and Mary Pugel Uhazie. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Frances Barnett Uhazie on June 30, 2001. He was retired from the maintenance department of Western Maryland Railroad and was of the Protestant faith. He is survived by a brother, Edgar Uhazie, and a sister, Ruth Turzak, both of Detroit, Mich.; a brother-in-law, Jim Barnett; and sisters-in-law, Mildred Miller and Carrie McGregor. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. at the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Entombment will follow in Chapel of Memories Mausoleum, Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. In lieu of flowers, contributions suggested to the Percy Cemetery Fund, c/o Jim Barnett, 119 Mount Braddock Road, Lemont Furnace, Pa. 15456.


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

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Mark S. UHAZIE, Sr. (1957-2008)

Mark S. Uhazie, Sr., age 51, of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa. died Thursday, July 24, 2008 at home. Visitation will be Sunday, July 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Monday, July 28 from 2 to 9 p.m. in the BURHANS-CROUSE Funeral Home, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, Pa. Additional viewing on Tuesday, July 29 from 10 to 11 a.m. in PECHIN CHAPEL, Dunbar, Pa., with funeral service following at 11 with Pastor Lee Maley, officiating. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar, Pa.


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


Mark S. Uhazie, Sr., 51, of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., died Thursday, July 24, 2008, at home. He was born March 26, 1957, in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., the son of William Uhazie and Mary K. Uhazie Wallace. Mark had been employed at the now former Anchor Hocking Cap Division, in South Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa.

He was predeceased by his parents, stepfather, Stergous T. Wallace, and his sister, Linda Uhazie.

He is survived by his spouse, Carol Halfhill; children: Mark S. Uhazie, Jr., and wife, Danielle, of Dunbar, and Samantha Mahoney and husband, Eric, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa.; grandchildren: Zachrey Uhazie, Jacob Uhazie, Brandon Uhazie, and Layne Mahoney; nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held today from 6 to 9 p.m. and Monday, July 28, from 2 to 9 p.m. in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME at 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar. Viewing will continue on Tuesday, July 29, 2008, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. in PECHIN CHAPEL, Dunbar, Pa., with the Funeral Service beginning at 11 a.m., with Pastor Lee Maley, officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


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

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Nancy A. UHAZIE (1917-2007)

Connellsville — Nancy A. Uhazie, 90, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., died Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, in Sunshine Estates. She was born June 28, 1917, in Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of the late Samuel and Rose Burton Pope. Nancy was formerly employed at Anchor Hocking, as a selector, where she worked for many years. She was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Connellsville.

Nancy is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, James Lester Uhazie, in 1995, and five brothers, Lawrence, Edgar, William, Ivan, and Walter Pope.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Dennis Roser and her nephews, the Revs. Barry Witt and Geary Witt co-officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. The family would like to extend a special thanks to all of the staff at Sunshine Estates and the Albert Gallatin Hospice for their wonderful care of Nancy during her stay there.


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


Nancy A. Pope Uhazie, 90, who was born in Dunbar, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and worked for many years at the now former Anchor Hocking Glass Plant, in South Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., died Friday, September 28, 2007. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Faye Uhazie Witt; brothers-in-law: Howard and Mary Uhazie and Roger and Ruby Uhazie; cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and their families. Visitation today, October 2, until 2 p.m. at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.


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

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Evelyn Hanford UHER ( -2005)

   Evelyn Hanford Uher, 92, of Connellsville, Pa., died Monday, June 20, 2005, in Fencil's Personal Care Home, Connellsville, Pa. She is survived by son, Charles Uher of Connellsville; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sisters, Eleanor Condiff of Ohiopyle and Mrs. John (Ruth) Dolan of Connellsville. Friends will be received at the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville today until 11 a.m.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Friday, June 24, 2005

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Joseph UHER ( -1965)

UHER, JOSEPH— Died suddenly Friday morning September 24th, 1965, at his home in Dunbar, Pa. He was born in Austria- Hungary, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Uher, Sr. He was a member of the St. Aloysius R. C. Church, Dunbar, UMWA Local 6725. He is survived by his wife, Mary Plachko Uher; six daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Helen) Manirik, Mrs. Edward (Mary) Hawkins, Mrs. Aloysius (Ann) Stahl, all of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. John (Vera) Nyitray, Mrs. John (Irene) Treraba of Morrell and Mrs. Frank (Betty) Shigle of Connellsville; two sons, Frank Uhre, Toledo, Ohio and Edward Uher of Dunbar; fifteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren: one brother, Joseph Lamus, New Geneva, Pa. He was preceded in death by one son, Steve Uher in June 1955. Friends will be received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar after 7 p.m. tonight. Requiem High Mass at 9 a.m. Monday in St Aloysius R. C. Church. Rev. Fr. Vincent J. Rocco as celebrant. Burial will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar, Pa.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, September 25, 1965, page 13, column 8

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Mae Vest UHLER ( -1997)

UHLER, MAE VEST— Friends were received in the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, and will be received today in Poland Mines Assembly of God Church, Dilliner, Pa., from noon to 1 p.m. Services will then be held with the Rev. Helen Gallatin officiating. Interment follows in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1997

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Ellen I. UHLMAN (1925-2003)

Ellen I. Uhlman
Lewisville

Ellen I. Uhlman, 77, of Lewisville, originally from Charleroi, died Saturday, May 24, 2003, in Beacon Ridge Personal Care Home, Indiana. She was born Nov. 1, 1925, in Roscoe, a daughter of the late Louis and Ellen May Abbott Hess. Mrs. Uhlman was a dedicated homemaker, mother and wife. She is survived by a daughter, Ellen Starry and husband, Reuben, of Lewisville; two brothers, Louis Hess and wife, Mary Jane, of Dawson, and Roy Hess and wife, Bertha, of Dawson; a sister, Maxine Lane, of Scottdale; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceding her in death were her husband, Dallas L. Uhlman; two brothers, Kenneth Hess and Clifford Hess; and a sister, Frances Hall. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the CARL J. SPALLINO FUNERAL HOME, 819 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, where a funeral service will be held Tuesday at noon with the Rev. Fran Lane Lawrence officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, May 27, 2003

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Frances UHRINEK (1948-1995)

FRANCES UHRINEK

   Frances Marie Uhrinek, 46, of Broad Street, South Greensburg, died Saturday, May 13, 1995, at her home. She was born in Mount Pleasant on Sept. 9, 1948, a daughter of George and Bertha Fitzsimmons Uhrinek of Alverton. She was Catholic by faith. She attended Southmoreland High School in Alverton. In addition to her mother and father, she is survived by two daughters, Lori Uhrinek of Bedford, and Darla Uhrinek of Jeannette; one son, Darrell Uhrinek, Herminie; three brothers, Thomas Uhrinek of Alverton, Robert Uhrinek and wife Peggy of Scottdale, William Uhrinek and wife Loretta of Wooddale; one sister, Theresa Lint of Jeannette; three grandchildren, Kathy, Makayla and Jerry; and several uncles and aunts, nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at a later date and will be announced.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1995

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Arnold Dale ULERY (1927-2000)

Arnold Dale Ulery, 73, of Connellsville, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, in the Beverly Health Care Center, Uniontown. He was born Aug. 31, 1927, in Melcroft, a son of the late Crawford Ulery and Edith Howard Ulery Collett. He was a former employee of the former B & O Railroad in Connellsville and later retired as a salesman having worked for Montgomery Wards and various other companies. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and was a former member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Elkins, W. Va.

He is survived by his children, Brian Ulery and his wife Julie (Kukurugya) of Winter Haven, Fla., Holly Carafa and her husband Mark of Uniontown, Ava Ulery of Uniontown, Curtis Ulery and his wife Paula of Huntingtown, Md., Pam Nicknadarvich and her husband Bruno of Frederick, Md., and Karina Draughan of Glen Burnie, Md.; his grandchildren, Steven Wise, Ian and Sarah Manicom, all of Frederick, Md., and Kristin Draghan of Glen Burnie, Md.; a brother, Carl Ulery and his wife Ann of Northern Cambria; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brother, Ronald Ulery.

Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Ulery, his nephew, officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville


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

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Emma J. ULERY ( -1939)

MRS. WILLIAM ULERY

  MOUNT PLEASANT, Nov. 25,— Mrs. Emma J. Ulery, 71 years, 10 months and 25 days old, of Kregar, died at 6 o’clock Friday morning at her home. She is survived by her husband, William, one son, George of Kregar, one grandson, Edward, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Ackersnan of Pittsburgh. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the home in charge of Rev. J. M. Geary, pastor of the Church of the Brethren. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery between Stahlstown and Ligonier.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, November 25, 1939, page 5, column 6

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William K. ULERY (1922-1994)

William K. Ulery, Army Veteran

   William K. Ulery, 71, of 1016 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, Ohio, died Friday, March 18, 1994, at Firelands Community Hospital, after a lengthy illness. He was born May 13, 1922, in Bentleyville, a son of the late Irvin and Sarah Eiffert Ulery. He was a meat cutter for the J.R. Routh Packing Company. He was an Army veteran, serving in World War II from June 1940 to August 1945. He was a member of the American Legion Post 83 and the Amvets Post 17. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jeffrey (Sharon) Slomsky of Collins, Ohio; six sons, William, Chris, Larry and Randy of Sandusky, Ronald of Castalia and Richard of Norwalk, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; three sisters, Ethel Hood of Scottdale, Virginia Hood of Mount Pleasant, and Delores Gales of Pittsburgh. He was predeceased by his wife, Maxine Caswell Ulery; two sisters, Gladys and Rella; and two grandsons in infancy.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1994

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Albin ULLE ( -1959)

  ULLE, ALBIN— Aged 75, R.D. 1, Masontown, died Sunday, April 12, 1959, at 9:40 a. m. in his home. He was a member of the UMWA, Grays Landing local. He is survived by one niece, Mrs. George (Hilda) Seaman, R. D. 1, Masontown; one nephew, Karl Ulle, San Diego, Calif. Friends will be received after 11 a.m. today in the Yoney Funeral Home, Masontown, where services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Roth officiating. Interment will be in Greendale Cemetery, Masontown.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 13, 1959, page 17, column 8

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bullet Mrs. J. C. ULLERY died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. J. C. Ullery, 52, died Sunday night, at 11 o'clock at her home near Paisley, Greene county.  She was the daughter of Matilda Longenecker Johnson and J. J. Johnson.  Her husband and the following children survive:  Mrs. Grace Morris, of Pittsburgh, and Robert Charles and Raymond, at home.  Three brothers, Amadee of Lake Alfred, Fla., and Riley and Charles, of Masontown, also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Ullery home followed an hour later by services in the Masontown Brethren church. Interment in the Masontown cemetery.
(Genius - March 23, 1931) Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. J. C. Ullery, 52, died Sunday night at 11 o'clock at her home near Paisley, Greene county.  She was the daughter of Matilda Longenecker Johnson and J. J. Johnson.  Her husband and the following children survive:  Mrs. Grace Morris, of Pittsburgh, and Robert Charles and Raymond, at home.  Three brothers, Amadee of Lake Alfred, Fla., and Riley and Charles, of Masontown, also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Ullery home followed an hour later by services in the Masontown Brethren church. Interment in the Masontown cemetery.


John B. ULLERY ( -1864)

DIED

  ULLERY— At his residence in Monroe, in this county, January 10th, 1864, of a complication of diseases contracted in the army, John Ullery, a member of the 85th Penna., regiment, aged 34 years. The deceased was a brave soldier and true patriot, and for aver two years braved the dangers of disease and in the many battle fields on which the gallant 85th were engaged, distinguished in time of danger for his courage, coolness and devotion to country, as he was on other occasions for his may good traits of character. A widow and three small children are left to mourn an irreparable loss. May He who “tempers the wind to the shorn lamb,” in their refuge in this time of trouble.    COM.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, February 11, 1864, Vol. IV, No. 1, page 3, column 3

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Katherine ULLERY ( -1997)

KATHERINE ULLERY

   Katherine Ward Clark Ullery, 73, of Carmichaels R.D. 1, died Saturday, April 19, 1997, in Cherry Tree Lane Nursing Center, Uniontown. She is survived by her second husband, Ralph E. Ullery; a stepson, William Ullery of Carmichaels R.D., Pa.; a stepdaughter, Linda Lewis of Colonial Beach, Va.; and step grandsons, Melvin Boone and Shawn Boone. She was the last remaining member of her immediate family. Family and friends will be received at the Paul Michael Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, Pa., on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, April 22, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1997

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Margaret Flint UMBEL (1901-1994)

   Margaret Flint Umbel, 93, a life-long resident of Brownsville, Pa., died Saturday, July 9, 1994. She was born May 28, 1901, daughter of the late George and Dorothy Wheatley Flint. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Umbel; one daughter, Judy A. Fowler; four sons, John, George, John, and Ivan Umbel; and four brothers, John, George, Joseph, and Thomas Flint. In addition to her friends at the Adams Personal Care Home in West Brownsville, Pa., she is survived by one son, Robert Umbel, of Brownsville; six daughters, Carolyn Boncarosky and Marie Fisher, both of California, Pa., Dorothy Paul, Margaret Grago, Elizabeth Lutes, and Helen Ferrari, all of Brownsville; many grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Friends will be received in the NORMAN J. WIMER FUNERAL HOME, 126 Front St., Brownsville, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Monday, July 11 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Harry R. Speakman officiating. Interment will follow in Redstone Cemetery, Brownsville, Pa.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, July 10, 1994

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bullet Martha Louise UMBEL died in 1930. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(131)

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, 10 Jun 1930, pg 13

Mrs. Umbel Dies at Age of 92 at Daughter's Home

Widely Known and Respected Woman Spent Entire Lifetime in Fayette County

FUNERAL ON WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Martha Louise Umbel, widow of Elder Samuel Christian Umbel, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Emma A. Arnett, 119 Connellsville street, Uniontown, Monday, June 9, 1930, at 8:50 o'clock p.m., in the ninety-second year of her age. She was born June 2, 1839.
Mrs. Umbel was a daughter of Robert Smith Brown and Amelia Gaither Brown of Henry Clay township, Fayette county, Pa., where she resided until 1919, since she had made her home with her daughter. She and Mr. Umbel were married in 1856 and lived together 67 years until his death, April 3, 1923. She lived a consistent Christian life as a member of the Brethren of Dunkard church in which her husband was an elder or minister for over 60 years.
One son preceded her in death, having died in Denver, Col., in 1906. She left surviving a brother, John W. Brown of Clarksburg, W. Va., a daughter, Mrs. Emma A. Arnett, a son, Robert E. Umbel; three grandchildren, Robert J. Arnett and Ethlyn Arnett Randolph of Uniontown, and Margaret Umbel Leeds of Atlantic City, N.J., and seven great grandchildren, J. Harold Van Sickle, a son of Florence Van Sickle, deceased, Jean Beverly Arnett, Robert J. Arnett, Jr., Eleanor J. Randolph, Frances E. Randolph and James L. Randolph of Uniontown, and Robert West Leeds, Jr., of Atlantic City.
Mrs. Umbel lived during eight generations of the Umbels and their descendants - first, Isaac Umbel, grandfather-in-law; second, Andrew Umbel, father-in-law; third, Mary Ann Seese, sister-in-law, daughter of Andrew Umbel; fourth, Andrew Seese, nephew, son of Mary Ann Seese; all of the above except Isaac Umbel, were living at the time of Mrs. Umbel's marriage in 1856; fifth, Mrs. Glover, grand niece, daughter of Andrew Seese; sixth, Mrs. Fearer, great grand niece, daughter of Mrs. Glover; seventh, Mrs. Rishel, great great grand niece, daughter of Mrs. Fearer; eighth, Master Rishel, great great great grand nephew, son of Mrs. Rishel.
Funeral services will be at the Union church at Markleysburg in charge of Rev. Mr. Wolfe, on Wednesday, June 11, 1930, at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Thomas cemetery where Mrs. Umbel's grandparents, her parents, her husband and two brothers are buried.


Ralph UMBEL (1906-1987)

UMBEL, RALPH— Age 81 years, of Uniontown, Pa., died Tuesday, July 7, 1987. He was born in Markleysburg, Pa., May 30, 1906, the son of the late W. K. and Ada Rush Umbel, Sr. He was a businessman, having retired from the advertising business, and was a member of the Union Church of Markleysburg. He is survived by his wife, Alice Show Umbel at home; two sons, Ralph Eugene Umbel, of Bitner, Pa., and William Jackson Umbel, of Los Alamitos, Cal.; a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Patricia Anne) Harper, of Uniontown; 12 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; a brother, William K. Umbel, II, of Markleysburg; three sisters, Mrs. Katherine Lewis, of Lower Burrell, Pa., Mrs. Virginia U. Johnson, of Uniontown and Mrs. Rita Staub, of Pleasant Hills, Pa. The family will receive friends in the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown St., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday until 11 am., where a short prayer service will be held with Dr. John K. Sharp officiating; and from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m., the hour of service in the Union Church of Markleysburg with Rev. Tom Crogan officiating. Interment will be in Thomas Cemetery, Markleysburg, Pa.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, July 8, 1987

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Ronald UMBLE, Sr. (1936-1996)

RONALD UMBLE SR.

   Ronald S. Umble Sr., 59, of South Connellsville, died Monday in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. Surviving are his wife, Connie Soyka Umbel; a son, Ronald S. Umble Jr. of Connellsville; two daughters, Mrs. Matthew (Judy) Mitchell of Dunbar and Mrs. Lisa McLaughlin of Connellsville; five grandchildren; and four sisters, Mrs. Janet Hall of Youngstown, Ohio, Mrs. Claudine Kemp of Mill Run, Mary Zebulak of Yuma, Ariz., and Mrs. Esther Brickner of Cleveland, Ohio. Friends will be received in the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Thursday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– May 18, 1936
   Died—– April 15, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1996

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Albert UNDERWOOD (1896-1896)

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

Albert Underwood

White, male
   Born–May 20, 1896, Jefferson Twp.
   Died–May 20, 1896, Jefferson Twp.
   Buried–Redstone Cemetery
   Father–Joseph Underwood
   Mother–Mary A Underwood


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 175

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Alice Jennings UNDERWOOD ( -1943)

UNDERWOOD, MRS. ALICE JENNINGS, wife of Roy Underwood, of 603 Pressley Street, N. S. Pittsburgh, died suddenly of a heart attack, Monday afternoon, March 22, 1943, in her home at 2 o'clock. Besides her husband she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Harry Rich and Mrs. Harry Flage, both of Pittsburgh, one son, Edward, in U.S. Army; three brothers, H. L. Jennings, Waltersburg; and Charles Welsh of Canton, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Roy Kelly of Uniontown. Funeral services will be conducted from the home Thursday afternoon, March 25, at 12:30 o'clock. Internment in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 24, 1943, page 12, column 5

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Annie UNDERWOOD (1895-1896)

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

Annie Underwood

White, female, ill 3 days
   Born–1895, Brownsville
   Died–July 12, 1896, Uniontown
   Residence–Walnut Street, Uniontown
   Father–John Underwood


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 175

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Francis F. UNDERWOOD (1957-2000)

   Death notice for Francis F. Underwood of Uniontown, age 43, appeared in the Herald Standard, Uniontown, PA, October 9, 2000. She died October 8, 2000, She was the daughter of Charles H. and Peggy Jaco Underwood, born in 1957. Only a memorial service was held. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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Harry J. UNDERWOOD (1932-2003)

Harry J. Underwood
Scottdale

Harry J. Underwood, 70, of Scottdale, R.D.1 (East Huntingdon Township), died Saturday, March 22, 2003, in his home. He was born May 7, 1932, in Hecla, a son of the late James and Ortha Bungard Underwood, who died April 14, 1989, and Jan. 3, 1995, respectively. Harry was formerly employed by the former Bryce Brothers Glass Co., and later by Lenox Crystal. He retired from SuperValu in New Stanton, where he had worked for 14 years. He attended the former Hurst High School and he was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean conflict. He was a lifelong member of the Mount Joy Church of the Brethren, where he served as senior usher for many years, and also as a church trustee and member of the Finance Board. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Hardik, who died on March 22, 1995; a brother-in-law, Zack Poorbaugh; and a nephew, Mark Poorbaugh. He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Newell Underwood, with whom he was married for 46 years marrying her on Oct. 26, 1956; three children, Diane Peters of Scottdale, R.D.1, James Underwood and his wife, Barbara, of Scottdale and Rick Underwood and his wife, Laurie, of Mount Pleasant; nine grandchildren, Justin Garsteck and his fiancée, Greta Tommarello, Jeremy Garsteck, Brandy Underwood, Ashley Underwood, J.D. Underwood, Nicholas S. Underwood, Steven Sellers and his wife, Jennifer, Matt Underwood and Nicholas J. Underwood; a great- granddaughter, Olivia Sellers; three sisters, Edna Mae Poorbaugh of Wooddale, Alice Booher and her husband, Edwin, and Dorothy Booher and her husband, Chris, all of Mount Pleasant, R.D.4; a brother, Homer Underwood and his wife, Mary, of Bridgeport; a brother-in-law, George Hardik and his friend, Caroline Peters, of Scottdale; numerous nieces and nephews; and his pet and companion, his dog Lucky. Friends will be received today and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mount Pleasant. Additional viewing will take place Wednesday in the Mount Joy Church of the Brethren from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Durward Hays officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Joy Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at graveside. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Westmoreland Hospital Hospice in memory of Harry J. Underwood.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, March 24, 2003

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Leroy UNDERWOOD ( -1967)

UNDERWOOD, LEROY— Age 93 years, of 1106 Orvis Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. (Formerly of Fairchance) died in the Aspinwall Veterans Hospital, Sunday, June 10, 1967, at 10 p.m. He was a Spanish American War Veteran. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John (Hazel) Flage of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two nephews, Harry Underwood of Philadelphia, Pa. and Herbert Underwood of Wilmington, Delaware. The family will receive friends in the J. W. Goldsboro Funeral Home, Fairchance today from 7 to 10 p.m.; Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 12, 1967, page 25, column 8

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Maybel Ault UNDERWOOD ( -1980)

UNDERWOOD, MAYBEL AULT, of 107 W. Main St., Monongahela and formerly of Brownsville, died at her home, August 13, 1980. She was born in South Brownsville, the daughter of the late Gustave and Caroline Kreuter Keilbach Ault. She had lived in Monongahela all her married life and was a retired manager of Fashion Cleaners, Monongahela. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Preceding her in death was her husband, Dr. F. Maxwell Underwood who died April 9, 1979, and a sister, Elvina Seehoffer. She is survived by one sister, Kathleen Ault, one brother, Henry A. and a half-brother, Fred Kreuter.


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

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Ortha E. UNDERWOOD ( -1995)

ORTHA E. UNDERWOOD

   Ortha E. Underwood, 84, of Mount Pleasant R.D. 2 died Tuesday in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. Surviving are two sons, Harry Underwood of Scottdale R.D. 1, and Homer Underwood of Mount Pleasant R.D. 4; four daughters, Mrs. George (Helen) Hardik of Scottdale, Mrs. Zack (Edna Mae) Poorbaugh of Mount Pleasant R.D. 2, Mrs. Edwin (Alice) Booher and Mrs. Christopher (Dorothy) Booher, both of Mount Pleasant; 19 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday in the Mount Joy Church of the Brethren, Mount Pleasant Township.


UNDERWOOD— Ortha E. Underwood of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 2, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 1995. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville. Additional viewing will be held Friday in the Mount Joy Church of the Brethren, Mount Pleasant Township, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service there, with Pastor Robert Bloom officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Joy Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1995

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bullet Fannie UNGAR died in 1932. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(13)

FANNIE UNGER
Mrs. Fannie Ungar died at 5:45 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, December 7, 1932, in the family residence, 39 Millview street. Besides her husband, Morris Ungar, she is survived by six children; Louie Baker and Mrs. Charles Cohn, both of Cleveland; Harry and Jack Freeman, Mrs. Sol Sieff and Mrs. Joe Cohn, all of Uniontown; 26 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services this morning at 11 o'clock in the residence in charge of Rabbi Morris Max. Burial in Washington cemetery, Pittsburgh.


Elizabeth UPPERMAN ( -1942)

MRS. ELIZABETH UPPERMAN, aged 71 years, died Thursday, April 16, at 5 p.m. at her home in Waltersburg, of pneumonia. She is survived by her husband, John of Waltersburg, two children, Amos Layhue of Uniontown, Harry Layhue of Keister, two sisters, Lucy Kawkins of Dunbar, Josephine Konpel of Jones Mills. Nine grandchildren also survive. Funeral services, under the direction of W. Clayton Whetsel, will be held Sunday afternoon, April 19, at 2 o’clock at the home in Waltersburg. Additional rites, at the Pleasant View Church, Rev. Raymond Sharp officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, April 18, 1942, page 9, column 7

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Frank J. UPPERMAN (1889-1945)

FRANK J. UPPERMAN

  Frank J. Upperman, 56, of Brownsville, employed at the Clyde No.1 mine of Republic Street Corporation, died Thursday in a Pittsburgh hospital. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Margaret Kennedy Upperman; three daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Wilson of West Leisenring and Mrs. Strugis Ohley, Mrs. George Haney at home; one son, Seaman 1st Class Joseph Vincent in the South Pacific; four grandchildren. The funeral mass will be celebrated at 9 o'clock Monday morning at St. Peters R. C. Church in Brownsville. Burial will be made in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown.

Notes from contributor:
   Born–1889
   Father–George Upperman
   Mother–Sarah Anne (Whalen) Upperman


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, September 21, 1945

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Margaret Kennedy UPPERMAN (1886-1948)

MRS. UPPERMAN'S RITES

   The funeral service for Mrs. Margaret Kennedy Upperman, 60, of Hiller, who died suddenly Tuesday while vacationing in Maple Grove Park, near Indian Head, will be Friday morning. The cortege will meet at the home at 8:15 o'clock and will proceed to St. Peter's R. C. Church at Brownsville where requiem high mass will be sung at 9 o'clock. Burial will be made in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown. Mrs. Upperman was born January 2, 1886 at Trotter. Her husband, Frank J. Upperman, died September 20, 1945. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Wilson of West Leisenring, Mrs. Sturgis Ohler of Hiller and Mrs. George Haney at home; one son, Joseph Francis Upperman, also at home; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Marie Kelly of Fairmoont, W. Va., and Mrs. Elizabeth Daugherty of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Nick Luke of National pike east, Brownsville, and two brothers, William Kennedy of Republic and John Kennedy of Brownsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, July 7, 1948, page 2, column 3

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Robert Glen UPTON, Jr. ( -1996)

ROBERT GLEN UPTON JR.

   Robert Glen Upton Jr., 16, of Baton Rouge, La.; formerly of Connellsville and Uniontown, died Monday, Jan. 22, 1996 in the Boys and Girls Children’s Hospital in Temple, Tex. Friends will be received at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, today from 2 to 9 p.m. Additional viewing will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the hour of service, in the Church of Jesus Christ in Juniata. Interment will follow in Normalville Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1996

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Michael J. URAM ( -2005)

Michael J. Uram

   Michael J. Uram, 82, died Sunday, September 18, 2005. He grew up in Keisterville, Pa. and attended Uniontown High School before joining the United State Navy during World War II. After the war, Mike became a plant guard at the United States Edgar Thompson Works in Braddock, Pa., a job that he held for over 30 years. Mike was a long time resident of Braddock Hills, Pa., and is survived by his wife, Stella Ashetzie Uram, his daughter, Pat Winning Shuey, of Carrollton, Texas, a grandson, John Michael Shuey, and a sister, Marge Paul of Bellville, N.J. as well as many friends and relative in the western Pennsylvania area. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Kathrine Findura Uram and two sisters, Kathryn Hoyack and Helen Zidek.

   Visitation will be held in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Pa., on Wednesday evening, September 21, 2005, from 7 to 9 p.m. A Blessing Service will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Father John A. Sedlak officiating and continuing with a Graveside Service at LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, September 20, 2005

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Stella Ashetzie URAM (1925-2010)

   Stella (Ashetzie) Uram, of Braddock Hills, Pennsylvania, passed away on Saturday, December 25, 2010 in Pittsburgh. Mrs. Uram was born in 1925 and was 85 years old. She grew up in Republic, Pennsylvania, with five siblings. During World War II, Stella left home to work in Chicago, Illinois, returning to Republic following the war, where she enjoyed telling stories about her work experiences at Dixie Cup and Zenith Radio. In 1950, she married Michael Uram of Keisterville. They lived together in Rankin, Pennsylvania from 1951 until 1974, when they moved to Braddock Hills. Stella was a homemaker, raising one daughter, Patricia Uram Winning.

   Stella is survived by her daughter, son-in-law, John E. Shuey and grandson, John Michael Shuey all of Carrollton, Texas; sister, Viola Kennedy of Providence, Rhode Island and nieces: Rose Marie Tomotchko, Connie Spishock and Mary Ann Kaufman. She was predeceased by her husband, Michael as well as her other siblings.

   In the final year of her life, Stella was lovingly cared for in her home by several local area caregivers, Cindy Smith, LuAnn Tipton, Tiffany Tkach, Angel Teasdale and Renee German. Her life was made immeasurably better by these ladies, for which her family is sincerely grateful.

   Friends will be received in DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, today, December 28, 2010 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 until 10 a.m., when a Blessing Service will be held in the funeral home with Rev. Father James F. Petrovsky officiating. Stella will be interred on Wednesday beside her husband, Michael at LaFayette Memorial Park in Brier Hill, Pennsylvania.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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Thomas URANO ( - )

THOMAS URANO

   Heedless of an approaching locomotive, Thomas Urano, 55, of East Millsboro, continued to walk along the track of the Monongahela railroad near Vestaburg, Friday afternoon, receiving injuries which resulted in almost instant death. Both Engineer T. S. Bakewell and Conductor F. P. Garletts recall that a warning whistle was blown and the brakes hurriedly applied as quickly as the engineer sighted the man ahead. [missing] jaw and internal injuries. Death came before he reached the hospital. He is survived by one son, Walter, at home. Funeral services in charge of Rev. Fr. John Greshner, pastor of St. Michael’s R. C. church, Fredericktown, will be held in that church this afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Date Unknown

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bullet Leo URBAN died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

Leo Urban
Fayette City, Feb. 16 - Funeral services will be held this afternoon, Feb. 16, at 2 o'clock for Leo Urban, who died at his home in Fayette City Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Services will be in the St. Edward Catholic Church in Fayette City, with interment in the Fayette City cemetery.

Mr. Urban is survived by four step-children, who are, Mrs. M. G. Pivarnik, Mrs. Margaret Beaumont, Charles Penski and James Penski, all of Fayette City.
(The Charleroi Mail - 2/16/1937)


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

Mrs. Mary Urban, 74, wife of John Urban of Perryopolis, died Wednesday morning, October 14, 1931 at 3:30 o'clock at her home following a lingering illness.  She is survived by her husband, three children, John Urban of New York City; Mrs. Anna Swintko, of Ralph and Mrs. Mary Semon of Perryopolis, and 19 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock followed by additional services at St. Nicholas' Greek Catholic church of Perryopolis.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Duane Joseph URBANIC (1946-1996)

DUANE URBANIC

   Duane Joseph Urbanic, 49, of Acme, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1996, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Oct. 27, 1946, in Mount Pleasant, a son of Mary Palensky Urbanic of Acme, R.D. 1, and the late Frank J. Urbanic Sr. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of the Scottdale American Legion No. 240, where he served as past commander. He was a member of St. Raymond’s of the Mountain Roman Catholic Church in Donegal. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother, Frank J. Urbanic Jr. and wife, Janet, of Acme; three nieces and a nephew, Frank J. Urbanic III and his wife, Malinda, of Connellsville. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a sister, Mary Urbanic. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mount Pleasant. A funeral mass will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Raymond’s of the Mountain Roman Catholic Church, Donegal, with the Rev. Leonard McAlpin as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Raymond’s Cemetery, Saltlick Township. Military rites will be …[remainder of notice is missing]


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1996

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Helen C. Shivinsky URBANY (1902-1994)

HELEN C. URBANY

   Helen C. Shivinsky Urbany, 92, of Euclid, Ohio, and formerly of Carmichaels, died Saturday in Kirtland, Ohio. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Yoskovich Funeral Home, 300 Vine St., Route 88, Carmichaels.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– April 5, 1902
   Died—– July 9, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1994

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John P. URBANY ( -1967)

J. P. URBANY

   John P. Urbany, 75, of Uniontown, retried U. S. Steel Corp. assistant mine foreman, died Sunday in Uniontown Hospital. He was a member of the Frick Veterans Assn. and the Holy Name Society. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Blanc Urbany, and four children. A prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. in St. John’s Church, Uniontown. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Leckrone.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, May 29, 1967, page 19, column 6

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Emma P. Borzik URDA (1906-1994)

EMMA P. URDA

   Emma P. Borzik Urda, 87, of Nemacolin, and formerly of Hecla, died Monday in the home of her son in Bridgeport, W.Va. She is survived by two sons, Richard B. Urda of Bridgeport, W.Va., and J.G. “Jerry” Urda of Severna Park, Md.; a daughter, Joyce A. Pareigis of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. August (Marie Borzik) Fischer of Pittsburgh; nine grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Yoskovich Funeral Home, 300 South Vine St., Route 88, Carmichaels, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 9:30 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– December 27, 1906
   Died—– June 20, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1994

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Edward J. 'Betz' URUSKO (1924-2011)

   Edward J. "Betz" Urusko, age 87, of Fairbank, Pennsylvania passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2011 in Uniontown Hospital. Born on February 3, 1924 in Republic, Pennsylvania he was the son of John Urusko Sr. and Anna Pellish Urusko. Edward was a member of Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church in Republic where he had served as an Usher for many years. He was a Veteran of the United States Army who served in World War II. He retired from Republic Steel Corporation's Clyde Mine and was a member of United Mine Workers of America. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Barlow Urusko in 2004; sister, Helen Bellich; brothers, Andrew Urusko, Joseph Urusko, John Urusko; and by his parents. Surviving are his daughters: Judy Rable and husband Gary of Merrittstown, Pennsylvania and Debra Gates and husband Scott of Farmington, Pennsylvania; granddaughter, Jennifer Rable and her friend Matthew DeSimone; and by his faithful pet and companion, Ace. The family extends a special thank you to his Fayette Home Care nurses, Jen and Chris, to Dr. D'Allessio, and to the Staff of the Uniontown Hospital Emergency Room. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, March 12, 2011 in Holy Rosary Church. Interment then followed in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, with Military Rites and Honors accorded by the General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103, Hopwood.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, March 13, 2011

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Marie URUSKO (1921-2004)

   Marie Urusko, 82, of Filbert, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at her residence. She was born Oct. 18, 1921, in Fairbank, Pa., a daughter of the late Andrew Barlow and Anna Burless Barlow. Marie was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Republic, Pa., and was a retired cafeteria worker from Redstone Middle School in Republic. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Ann (Betty) Stiner and Dorothy Kallis. Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Edward J. Urusko; daughters, Judy Rable and her husband, Gary of Merrittstown, Pa., and Debra Gates and her husband, Scott of Farmington, Pa.; a granddaughter, Jennifer Rable and her friend, Matthew DeSimone; a sister, Patricia Wolf Novak of Livonia, Mich.; and a brother, Andrew (Pete) Barlow of West Port, Mass. Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME INC., Legion Street, Republic, on Friday from 2 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 21, until 9:30 a.m., when a Prayer Service will be held. A Funeral Mass follows at 10 a.m., in Holy Rosary Church, with the Rev. Fr. Stephen Bugay as Celebrant. Interment will be in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa. A Parish Wake Service will be held on Friday at 8:30 p.m.


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

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Mary M. Gudac URUSKO (1920-2009)

   Mary M. Gudac Urusko, a resident of Point Manor North and formerly of New Salem, Fayette County, Pa., on Sunday, February 8, 2009, went home to be with her Lord and Savior. She was born March 20, 1920, at Buffington, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of George Gudac and Rose Zone Gudac. Mary and her husband "Jay", until his death in 1974, owned and operated Urusko's Dairy Bar, in New Salem, which Mary continued to operate for over thirty years. Mary was preceded in death by husband, Joseph "Jay" Urusko, brother, Frank Gudac, sister, Frances Gudac Shinsky, a younger brother, and her parents. She is survived by one daughter, Janet Clark, of Uniontown, Pa.; a son, Joseph Jerome Urusko, Sr., and his wife, Joyce, of Mentor, Ohio; four grandchildren: Brian E. Clark and his wife, Bernie, Mary Beth Tolson and her husband, Rob, Joseph J. Urusko, Jr., and his wife, Erin, and Kelly Urusko; four great grandchildren: Kayla Urusko, Christopher Tolson, Kieran Tolson and Kaleigh Tolson; a sister, Helen Melinsky, of Springfield, Virginia; and two brothers: Joseph Gudac and his wife, Emily, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and George Gudac, Jr., of Vernal, Utah. Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Pa., on Wednesday, February 11, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, February 12, 2009, until 1 p.m., the hour of Service, with Pastor Timothy D. Tanner, officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. In a life full of very happy memories, Mary celebrated three memories above all: Managing the dairy bar with her husband "Jay", watching her Grandchildren running from ride to ride at Cedar Point, and traveling to Israel where she walked in the steps of Jesus Christ.


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

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bullet Janet Louise UTTERBACK died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Janet Louise Utterback, nine-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Utterback, of Orient, died at 1:10 Sunday morning, August 28, 1938; after a brief illness.  In addition to the parents, she leaves the following brothers and sisters:  Effie Mae, George, Jr., Rose Marie, Francis Agnes, Joseph, Elsie, Donald and Elma Jane.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Utterback, House 71, at Crucible, Greene county.


Robert N. UTTERBACK (1877-1977)

UTTERBACK, ROBERT N. — Age 100 years of 709 Walnut Ave., Scottdale, Pa. died Tuesday, February 8, 1977 in the Frick Community Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, Pa. He was born January 25, 1877 in Grafton, W. Va. and was the son of the late James and Margaret Keener Utterback. He was a retired coal miner and was a member of UMWA Local 4731, and the Mt. Joy Church of the Brethren. Surviving is his wife, Myrtle Miller Utterback; two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Violet) Baer, Hibbs, Pa., Mrs. Harry (Evelyn) Thomas, Etters, Pa.; a son, James Hugh Utterback, Scottdale; nine grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mary Knott, Conneautville, Pa. Friends will be received in the James Murphy Memorial Home, 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Pa. today 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the hour of service. Rev. John M. Gary and Rev. John M. Drescher will officiate. Interment in Mt. Joy Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, February 9, 1977, page 41, column 8

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Elnore C. VALENCIK (1924-1994)

ELNORE C. VALENCIK

   Elnore C. Valencik, of Maryland, formerly of Masontown, died May 15, 1994 in Maryland. The daughter of the late Steve and Anna Valencik, she was born July 24, 1924; and graduated from German Township High School in 1942. She is survived by cousins and friends in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland. She had retired in August 1993 from Teledyne Energy where she was a senior associate engineer. Interment was in Towson, Md.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1994

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

Michael Valencik, 82, a resident of Masontown for the past 40 years, died Thursday night, April 25, 1935, at 10:30 o'clock, following a lingering illness.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(newspaper dated April 27, 1935)


bullet John VALENTINE died in 1893. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

John Valentine died at Confluence, January 19, 1893, aged 63 years.  He was a native of Brunswick, Germany, and a member of that most celebrated cavalry organization in Germany armies, the Brunswick Hussars.  He immigrated to his country 20 years ago. He purchased a farm in Fayette county, but lost the same after a few years because of misplaced confidence in one who ought have been his best friend by reason of relation.  Undiscouraged, he strove to regain by industry a home for his family; when but failing again on the road to success, he was crippled for life in a wreck on the railroad.
But even then he did not succumb to adverse circumstances; he continued at work as his crippled condition of body would permit and only a short time ago enjoyed the ? of once more being enabled to call a modest home his own when the winged messenger ? him to enter a home not made with hands, eternally in the heavens.
He was a consistent member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.  The large attendance at ? testified that he was respected for his many good qualities of heart ????
(balance of obit is missing.  Also portion of the right side missing where you see ?)


Neil Celli VALENTINE (1910-1994)

NEIL C. VALENTINE

   Neil Celli Valentine, 83, of Youngstown, Ohio, died Thursday, May 12, 1994 in Omni Manor Nursing Home, Youngstown. He was born Aug. 29, 1910 in Accumoli, Italy, son of the late Boniface and Louise Celli Valentine. Mr. Valentine came to the United States from Italy in 1911 and lived in Gates; he moved to Lorain, Ohio where he lived until 1975, then moving to Youngstown. He was employed by U.S. Steel as an open hearth for 45 years, retiring in 1975; he was a W.W.II veteran serving in the Army with the 149th Infantry 38th division. He is survived by his wife, Helen Stunjo Valentine; two daughters: Elizabeth J. Valentine and Annette J. Valentine, both of Austintown; a son, Neil Vincent Valentine, at home. He was preceded in death by a brother, Pete Valentine. Friends will be received in the HIGGINS FUNERAL HOME, Youngstown, on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 9:30 a.m. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1994

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bullet Ettore VALERI died in 1930. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Blows Off Head With High Explosive Sunday (Standard - Aug. 2, 1930)
Outburst of dynamite suicides among Fayette countians was continued with the death of a Masontown miner near Scranton Sunday, it was learned, as local relatives were summoned to the funeral yesterday.
The death was that of Ettore Valeri, 44 a widower with four children, who had been despondent for some time over failure to obtain ???(portion of obit missing)
Going to the home of a sister in the eastern section of the state, it was reported he attempted to end his life with poison last week, but his life was saved by treatment in a Scranton hospital.
Escaping from the institution, however, he managed to make his way back to his sister's home, where he secured dynamite caps, and fuse, and blasted away his life.
The funeral was held at Glen Lion, near Scranton.


Ann M. Hlastala VALIGORE (1921-2005)

   Ann M. Hlastala Valigore, age 84, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away on Saturday afternoon, July 16, 2005, in her home with her loving family at her side. She was born June 4, 1921, the daughter of Joseph Hlastala and Mary Miskovich Hlastala. Ann was a member of Saint Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church. She was a volunteer in the school cafeteria for years and was the former owner of Ann's Beauty Shop on Main Street in Uniontown. Ann was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Rudy, Steve, Mike and Joe. She is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Joseph S. Valigore; three loving children: Joseph T. Valigore and his wife, Clare, of Uniontown, Janet Bonislawsky of Aliquippa, Pa., and Maryanne Oshnack and her husband, William, of Uniontown; eight grandchildren: Joseph Valigore, Kimberly Valigore, Mary Bonislawsky, Steven Bonislawsky, Theresa Bonislawsky, Jeffrey Oshnack, Joseph Oshnack and Mary Beth Oshnack; one sister, Elizabeth Mosko and her husband, Michael, of Uniontown; nieces and nephews; other relatives, friends and neighbors. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME AT 71 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, UNIONTOWN, Pa., today, July 18, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday morning, July 19, until 9:30 a.m. when Prayers of Transfer will be said. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 10 a.m. in Saint Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church, North Mount Vernon Avenue, with the Rev. Father Micah E. Kozoil as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church, 61 North Mount Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401. Parish Wake Service will be held today at 2:30 p.m.


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

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Nikki A. Bouras VILENICA Stone  (1964-2003)

   Nikki A. Bouras Vilenica, 39, of Farmington, Pa., passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at her home. She was born Dec. 8, 1964, in Uniontown, daughter of Nick R. and Peggy J. Bowser Bouras of Farmington. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her daughters, Hailey P. and Bay Vilenica, both at home; four brothers and two sisters, Nicholas Robert Bouras of West Mifflin, Pa., Timothy Bouras, James Bouras and Mark Bouras, all of Farmington, Victoria Sanner of Markelton, Pa., and Darlene Batko of Pittsburgh; and a special niece, Hannah Bouras. She was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Bouras. Nikki was a graduate of Uniontown Area High School. She was the office manager at World Wide Travel and the Assistant Administrator of Bouras Personal Care Home in Farmington. She dedicated her life to being a Mother and caregiver to the elderly and handicapped. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, 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 the service, with the Rev. Dale Rexrode officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset View Cemetery, Chalk Hill, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 16, 2003

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Frank VALLA ( -1948)

FRANK VALLA

   Frank Valla, 44, of Nemacolin, where he had resided for the past 22 years, died Saturday morning in Greene County Memorial Hospital. Surviving are his widow, Elizabeth Valla; six children, Joseph William, Dorothy, Francis and Patricia, at home, and Paul of Roscoe; one brother, Emory, of Imperial, and one sister, Mrs. Anna Hubecka of Nemacolin.


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

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Lyda Marion VALLEE (1915-1949)

MRS. FRED L. VALLEE

   Mrs. Lyda Marion Vallee, 34, of Dunbar, R. D. 2, died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage at 10 o’clock Wednesday night at Connellsville State Hospital. She was admitted at 6 o’clock after becoming ill while at work at Dom’s Grill, a restaurant at Dunbar, where she had been employed about a month. Mrs. Vallee was born May 22, 1915, a daughter of Mrs. Sara McGowan of Dunbar and the late Elry Fetzer. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Connellsville. Surviving are her husband, Fred L. Vallee of Columbus, Ohio; one stepson, Fred L. Vallee, Jr., of Canton, Ohio and one sister, Mrs. Mary Lichty of North Sixth street, West Side. The body has been removed to the Burhans funeral home, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, June 16, 1949, page 2, column 4


MRS. VALLEE’S RITES

   The funeral service for Mrs. Lyda Vallee of Dunbar, who died Wednesday night at Connellsville State Hospital, will be held at 1:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Burhans funeral home at Dunbar. Burial will be made in Franklin Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, June 17, 1949, page 2, column 4

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Frances VALOSICH ( -1975)

VALOSICH, FRANCES (TOOTS)— A resident of Bitner, a daughter of Mary Jakubich Myden Valosich of Bitnet and the late John Valosich, died in the Uniontown Hospital after a prolonged illness on Friday, January 18, 1975 at 5:30 p.m. She was a lifelong resident of this vicinity. Surviving, besides her mother, are one brother, Donald Valosich of Neptune, New Jersey; four sisters, Mrs. Jacob (Helen) Pantalo of Uniontown, Mrs. Sam (Marge) Settimi of Ocean, New Jersey, Mrs. Ted (Catherine) Sember of Bitner, Mrs. John (Josephine) Palic of Lancaster. Friends will be received in the Victor A. DeCarlo Funeral Home, 136 North Gallatin Ave., Sunday and Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and until Tuesday at 10:15 a.m., when short prayers will be held, followed by Funeral Mass in St. John’s R.C. Church, Connellsville, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Fr. George F. Bjalovok as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery, Brookville (Connellsville [balance of obit is missing]


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, January 18, 1975, page 16, column 8

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Emma Florence VanBREMEN ( -1871)

DIED

  VANBREMEN— On the 11th inst., of Scarlet fever, Emma Florence, daughter of J. W. and Mary J. Vanbremen, of Wharton township, aged 1 year and 6 months.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 23, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 11, page 3, column 8

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Francis Amelia VanBREMEN ( -1864)

DIED

  VANBREMEN— Nov. 18th, 1863, of Diptheria, Francis Amelia, daughter of Jacob W. and Mary Jane Van Bremen, aged 10 months and 14 days.

One sweet flower has bloomed and faded,
One sweet infant voice has fled,
One fair brown the grave has shed,
One dear play-mate now is dead.


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

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

VAN BREMEN—October 22d, 1863, of Diptheria, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob w. and Mary Jane Van Bremen, aged five years, six months and two days.
Dearest Mary thou hast left us,
And thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Nov 12, 1863.
Vol. 3, No. 40, Pg. 2, Col. 7.


Wilbur VanBREMEN (1899-1942)

WILBUR VAN BREMEN

   Wilbur Van Bremen, supervising principal of South Greensburg schools, died in Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, Saturday night. He was born March 24, 1899 and would have been 43 years of age this month. Mr. Van Bremen was born at Coal Center the son of Lee and Anna Abercombie Van Bremen. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lottie Montgomery Van Bremen; a son Wilbur Van Bremen, Jr., his father, Lee Van Bremen; a sister, Mrs. Mary Williams and a brother Robert Van Bremen, of Belle Vernon, who is supervising principal of the Washington Township schools, Fayette county. Also surviving are three uncles, Seymore and Robert Van Bremen of Uniontown and Russell Van Bremen of Farmington. Funeral services will be held at the First Christian Church, Greensburg, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will follow in Greensburg. Pallbearers will be members of the South Greensburg school board while the board of trustees of California State Teachers’ college will act as honorary pallbearers.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 9, 1942, page 3, column 5

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bullet Emma Frances VANCE died in 1918. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(145)

Jan. 17, 1918        
Mrs. Frances Emma Vance
Largely attended was the funeral of Mrs. Frances Emma Vance held yesterday afternoon from the family residence in W. Cedar Ave.
Jan. 22, 1918 same paper. Many relatives & friends of the deceased from Connellsville and out of town points attended. Rev. G. L. C. Richardson, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, of which Mrs. Vance was a member, officiated. There were a number of pretty floral tributes.
Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Grey & children of Wilkensburg & G. L. Vance of Washington D. C., who were called here by the death of Mrs. Emma Vance, mother of Mrs. Grey & G. L. Vance, have returned to their respective homes. Mrs. James Frew of Charleroi, also a daughter of Mrs. Vance, will remain here for several days as the guest of her sister, Miss Elizabeth Vance.


bullet Frances Emma B. VANCE died in 1930. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(145)

The Daily Courier (Connellsville, PA) - 1 May 1930
LARGE GATHERING AT FUNERAL SERVICE FOR MRS. FRANCES VANCE
An impressive funeral service for Mrs. Frances Emma Harr Vance was held Wednesday afternoon at the family home in West Cedar Avenue, with many relatives and friends in attendance. Rev Dr. D. R. Graham, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, of which Mrs. Vance was a member for 75 years, officiated. Grant Myers, Homer C Davis, Miss Ethel Newcomer and Mrs. B. S. Swartzweider sang "Rock of Ages," "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Abide with Me." Mrs. D. R. Graham was at the piano.
The room where the body lay was banked with lovely flowers, showing the great esteem in which Mrs. Vance was held in the community. Pallbearers were T H Edmonds,
S. B. Edmonds, L. K. Fisher and W. S. Bradley. Mrs. Vance was the last surviving member of the Daughters of 1812 of the state of Pennsylvania.
Internment was in Chestnut Hill Cemetery.
Among the out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral were Mrs. and Mrs. Harry C. Hershey and son Harry, of Harrisburg. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Gilliland and family. Alex Gilliland, and Alex Gilliland, Jr. Mrs. W.A. Gilliland, Mrs. Isabelle Wilson, Earl Kirk and Mrs. Anna Ball (ed:BALD?), all of Bellevue, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hershey of Beaver Falls, Mrs.Florence Gogley and daughter, Mrs. Frances of Dormont, Pittsburgh, Mr. and Mrs. William Day and Miss Elizabeth Wilkey of Stubenville, Ohio, Vance
Graft, Mrs. Catherine Craig, Miss Sadie Miller and Mrs. Smith of Uniontown, Mr. and Mrs. Lewi Welsh of Greensburg, Mrs. and Mrs. R. L. Schell of Oakmont, Pittsburgh, and Frank J?rres of Somerset.


bullet Ira N. VANCE died in 1954. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

VANCE, IRA N. 61, Fayette St., Belle Vernon, died suddenly of a heart attack while at work in the Monessen Mill of the Pittsburgh Steel Co.  He had formerly lived in Brownsville.  He was a member of the Central Presbyterian Church and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Surviving are his wife, MRS. RUTH GILLIE VANCE, his mother, MRS. I.N. VANCE and a brother, JACOB W. VANCE.  
Nov. 11, 1954.


Jessie VANCE ( -1935)

JESSIE VANCE

   Mrs. Jessie Vance, aged 67 years, seven months and seven days, widow of George Vance, died at 1:30 o’clock Sunday morning, August 11, 1935 in the family residence at Mapletown, Greene county. Death was attributed to complications following an accident several months ago at which time she suffered a fractured leg. Mrs. Vance was one of the most widely known residents of Monongahela township. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Josephus McFarland. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. M. A. McCann; a granddaughter, Helen McCann; three sisters, Mrs. Serena Byrne, Misses Eliza and Serepia McFarland and a brother, J. C. McFarland, all of Mapletown. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon in the family residence in charge of Rev. H. F. Pollock. Burial will be in Monongahela Hill cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, August 12, 1935, page 5, column 5

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Mary Regina Zettler VANCE ( -1961)

VANCE, MARY REGINA ZETTLER— Aged 71, 7746 South Shore Drive, Chicago, Ill., widow of John S. Vance, and a former Uniontown resident, died Saturday, November 25, 1961 in the South Chicago Community Hospital at 1 p.m. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Reynard F. (Marybelle) Tracy, Chicago, Ill.; two sons, James B., Chicago, Ill.; John R., Hapeville, Ga.; two grandchildren; one great grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Belle Hickle, Carmichaels; one brother, Neal Zettler, Martinez, Calif. The family will receive friends after 7 this evening and Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 in the Harold S. Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., until Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. the hour of service. The Dr. Earl P. Confer will officiate. Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November 27, 1961, page 22, column 4

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Moses VANCE ( -1830)

DIED— At Connellsville on Wednesday 25th inst. Moses Vance Esq. a highly respectable citizen of that place.


Pennsylvania Democrat, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, February 3, 1830, Vol. III, No. 27,
Whole No. 131, page 3, column 5

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bullet Oliver Gaddis VANCE died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(12)

OLIVER GADDIS VANCE
Oliver Gaddis Vance, aged 82, and one of the best known of the older residents of Fayette county, died at his Upper Middletown home at 4:05 a. m. Monday. Death was due to a complication of diseases. Mr. Vance is survived by three children, 17 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren.
Deceased was born at Vances Mill, July 23, 1852, and had spent his entire life in Fayette county, where he engaged in farming. He was preceded in his death by his wife, who passed away 40 years ago.
Surviving children are Mrs. James Whetzel, of Upper Middletown, Charles W. Whetzel, Vances Mill and Edward T. Whetzel, Uniontown.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(15 Apr 1935)


bullet Robert McGuire VANCE died in 1910. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(145)

Obit. in  The Record Courier - Connellsville
Following an illness of six months, Robert M. Vance, aged 78 years & 11 months, one of the oldest & most widely known residents of Connellsville, died this morning (September 27, 1910) at 2:00 at his home, 111 W. Cedar Ave. Mr. Vance had been confined to bed since a week ago last Sunday. His condition gradually grew worse & from last Saturday night, no hopes were entertained for his recovery. Death was due to infirmities of old age. During the six months, he had been confined to his home the greater part of the time. About two weeks ago, he was able to walk to the corner of South Pittsburgh St. & Cedar Ave. He regained consciousness yesterday morning & knew the members of his family up until a short time before his death.
Mr. Vance was a son of the late Joshua & Elizabeth McGuire Vance, who at their time were among the most widely known residents of Connellsville. He was born on West Main St. where the Wallace's property is now located. When he was quite small his parents moved to Hickory Bottom, Dunbar Twp. & it was on a farm that Mr. Vance spent the greater part of his boyhood days. Had he lived until next Sunday, he would have celebrated his 51st anniversary of his marriage to Mrs. Frances B. Harr who was born a& reared at Ligoneer, Westmoreland County. The marriage was solemnized at Hickory Bottom on the 50th Anniversary of their marriage. Mr. & Mrs. Vance celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Mr. Vance's mother died when he was but a child. His father died in 1893 at the ripe old age of 93 or 98 (hard to read print) after spending almost a year of their married life at Hickory Bottom, Mr. & Mrs. Vance came to Connellsville where they have resided for 50 years. Mr. Vance was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for over 60 years & was a member of the board of trustees for several years. He was an old member of the Odd Fellows & was a charter member of the Knights of Pythias. He held the office of Keeper of Records & Seals in the latter lodge for over 35 years & was in office at the time of his death. He was a supporter of the Democratic Party & was at one time a member of the local school board.
When a young man, he learned the carpenter trade & was employed at the Baltimore & Ohio shops for 42 years & 6 months. He had been on the pension list for about 5 years. Mr. Vance was highly respected by his wide circle of friends.  He was well posted in current events & almost up until the last, he displayed great interest in all movements which were being made for the welfare of the town. He was a great reader & was a very interesting conversationalist. He is the last surviving member of a large family.
In addition to his widow, he is survived by the following children: Miss Jennie, at home; Joshua of Iditarod, Alaska; Mrs. Harry Hershey of Harrisburg; C. M. Vance of Cumberland; Mrs. W. B. Gilliland of Bellevue; Miss Mary, at home; & Mrs. J. E. Gogley of Cumberland. Nine grandchildren also survive. Funeral from his late home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. R. C. Wolf, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church will officiate. Interment in Chestnut Hill Cemetery.


Victor VANCE ( -1935)

VICTOR VANCE

   Victor Vance, aged 57 years, a native of Everson but for many years a widely and most favorably known resident of North Scottdale, died Friday midnight, May 3, 1935, in Frick Memorial hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Mr. Vance was a member of the Church of Christ, Scottdale; Junior order United American Mechanics, No. 178, Scottdale; recording secretary of Scottdale Council D. of A. No. 108. He is survived by his widow, Catherine Shank Vance; five children, Mrs. Charles E. Coughenour, Scottdale; Harry W. Vance, at home; Miss Hazel Vance, Westview, Pittsburgh; Beatrice and Kathleen Vance, at home; two grandchildren, and two brothers, Jesse h. Vance, Iron Bridge, and Charles H. Vance, McClellandtown. The body was removed at noon today from the family residence to the Murphy Funeral Home, Scottdale, where services were conducted at 3 o’clock in charge of Rev. C. A. Williamson, pastor of the Church of Christ. Burial in Pennsville Independent cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 6, 1935, page 5, column 1

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

DIED
At his residence near Newmarket, Highland County, Ohio, on the 20th ult., Mr. William Vance Sr., in the 76th year of his age.
The deceased was formerly a citizen of Fayette co., Pa. His residence was about 3 miles Southwest of Uniontown. He was one among the oldest members of the Baptist church of this place, and respected by all who knew him. In the year 1837, he removed to Highland Co., Ohio, where he remained until his mortal body wearied by the years of time expired. But the weeping wife and friends that are left to mourn his departure, may rejoice that his spirit is now around the throne of Glory with the redeemed in heaven. How blest the death of the righteous, to leave this world of sorrow and mount on angels wings, and fly to the eternal mansions on high and join with the Saints and seraphs in singing the praise of God and the lamb forever.
<poem omitted>
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. December 21, 1854


bullet William VANCE died in 1864. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

DIED.
VANCE - Of Erysipelas, at his residence in Redstone tp., January 5th 1864, William Vance, Sr., in the 74th year of his age.
He joined the Mount Pleasant Congregation of United Presbyterians under the ministry of Rev. M. Dick, in 1817. Removing to Redstone, Fayette county, where he continued as humble and faithful member to the time of his death. —During his last illness, he manifested the spirit of the true Christian, combining meekness, patience, a strong hope and unshaken confidence in his Savior. He was sensible to the last, and spoke of death calmly and without fear or dread while with the eye of faith he turned from earth and caught a glimpse of the rest that remain for the people of God.
He was weary, weary waiting
Waiting for the coming day,
When his ears should hear the music,
Sweet of the Seraphic day.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Jan 14, 1864.


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

DIED
VANCE—At Uniontown, Pa., February 25th, 1864, ZULA, infant daughter of Albert G. and Mollie S. Vance.
Dearest Zula, thou hast left us
And thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God who has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows hear.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Mar. 3, 1864


Charles S. VanDIVNER ( -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

C. S. Van DIVNER

   A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the DeCarlo funeral home, Uniontown, for Charles S. Van Divner, 39, of Uledi. The Rev. Ira Hancock and the Rev. Freeman E. Stanton will officiate. Interment will be in the Soldier’s Plot, Sylvan Heights Cemetery. A World War Two veteran, he was a member of Robena Local No. 6321, U. M. W. A. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Cassie Barnhart Van Divner; three children, Mark, Linda, and Earl Brent; his mother, Mrs. Violet Pike Van Divner, and a brother, M. Sgt. Harry Van Divner with the U. S. Army in Korea.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 10, 1962, page 4, column 2

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bullet Clark VanDIVNER died in 1939. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Clark Van Divner, aged 62, well known member of the United Mine Workers of the Superior Local, died at 9:30 Wednesday morning, January 18, 1939, in Brownsville hospital after a day's illness.  Death was attributed to a stroke suffered Tuesday morning while he was en route to work.
Mr. Van Divner was a son of the late Levi and Barbara Ellen Richter Van Divner.  Surviving are the widow, Mary Shaffer Van Divner; seven children, "Bucky," James, Edward, Jackie, Lillian, Trillis and Catherine, and the following brothers and sisters; Bert, of Pleasant View; Mrs. Ida Shumar, East Millsboro; Harry, of Uledi; Charles, Fairhope; Miles, Chestnut Ridge; James, Belle Vernon; Mrs. Ruth Pike, Uledi, and Alice, of East Millsboro.
The body was removed from the Whetzel funeral home at Uppermiddletown to the residence of a brother, Miles, at House 40 in Royal Works, where friends will be received until 10 o'clock Friday morning.  Funeral services will follow in the Hopewell Presbyterian church.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Miles Printz VanDIVNER ( -1974)

VAN DIVNER, MILES PRITZ (MONK)— Age 72, a resident of Deer Park, Maryland, died Thursday, February 28, 1974 at 3 p.m. in the Garrett County Hospital, Oakland, Maryland. He was formerly a resident of Royal, was a retired coal miner, and well known baseball player in the Tri-County Frick League. Surviving are his wife, Bessie Lilley Van Divner of Deer park, Maryland; two sons, Lieutenant Commander Clifford Van Divner of Lemoore Air Force Base, California, and Donald of Baltimore, Maryland; one daughter, Mrs. George (Catherine) Boniella of wick Haven; five grandchildren, one great grandchild, one brother, James of Belle Vernon; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Sumar of East Millsboro, Mrs. Alice Beach of East Millsboro, Mrs. Ruth Pike of Uledi. Friends are being received in the Blair- Lowther Funeral Home, Perryopolis, until Sunday at 2 p.m. the hour of service. Rev. Charles Colas will officiate. Interment in Lafayette Memorial Park.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, March 2, 1974, page 13, column 8

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Harry VanGORDER ( -1930)

HARRY VAN GORDER

   Harry Van Gorder, aged 60, once private secretary for Tom Lynch, of the H. C. Frick Coke company, died this morning at 12:30 at his home at Leckrone. He had been ill for some time. Mr. Van Gorder is survived by his widow, Mrs. Alice Van Gorder; one daughter, Mrs. P. R. Richardson, of Baltimore, Md.; two sons, Thomas and John at home and one brother, John, of Greensburg. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 8:30 to be followed by other services at 9 a.m., in the Immaculate Conception church in Connellsville. Interment in the St. Joseph's cemetery in Connellsville.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, November 15, 1930, page 5, column 6

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Johnston VanKIRK ( -1870)

DIED

  VANKIRK— At his residence in Redstone township, August 22d, Mr. Johnston Vankirk, aged 83 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 25, 1870, Vol. III, No. 33, page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart


M. C. VanKIRK ( -1933)

M. C. VANKIRK

   M. C. VanKirk, aged 70, resident of Greene county for many years and a retired farmer, died Saturday night at 7:30 from cerebral hemorrhages. He had been sick only 24 hours. Mr. VanKirk is survived by his wife, Eva, and two sons, Walter VanKirk, coach of Georges township high school and Russell, of Bentleyville. Two grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Jefferson Baptist church. Burial will be in Greene county Memorial cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 31, 1933, page 12, column 1

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

Mrs. Rae Ellis Van Kirk, wife of Dr. A. C. Van Kirk of Bellevue, and youngest daughter of the late W. H. Ellis of Uniontown, died at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, July 13, 1938, at the home in Bellevue after a protracted illness of a complication of diseases.
In addition to her husband, she leaves three children:  Elizabeth, Edward, and A. C. Jr., all at home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in the family residence, 16 North Fremont street, Bellevue, and burial will be in Jefferson Memorial cemetery there.


Susan E. VANNOSDELN ( -1921)

MRS. SUSAN E. VANNOSDELN

   Mrs. Susan E. Vannosdeln, 91 years old, the oldest resident of Hancock, Md., and a former resident of Connellsville, is dead. She was the widow of Joseph Vannosdeln, who died seven years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Vannosdeln located in Connellsville in the early seventies, the former being car inspector at Davidson. They resided in West Crawford avenue for a number of years and were well known among the older residents of the city. One son, Charles A. Vannosdeln of Pittsburgh, and one daughter, Mrs. A. Triece of Hancock, Md., survive.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 27, 1921, page 6, column 4

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Earl M. VanORMER (1906-1962)

EARL M. VANORMER

   Earl M. VanOrmer, 33, of Leechburg, R. D. 1, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. He was born Dec. 13, 1906, in Pittsburgh, and had been employed by the Dept. of Internal Revenue. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Catherine’s R. C. Church of Leechburg and the Vandergrift Knights of Columbus. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Martha M. Horning VanOrmer; a son, Earl J. of Greensburg; a daughter, Mrs. Mary G. Greenawalt of Greensburg; two brothers, Donald of Monroeville and Roy of Forest Hills, Pittsburgh; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Gertrude Jacobs of Mount Lebanon and Mrs. Ann McMullen of Bethel Park, and five grandchildren. The body is at the Bacha funeral home, Greensburg. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh.


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

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Carrie Woodward VanSICKLE (1876-1942)

CARRIE VANSICKLE

Mrs. Carrie VanSickle, 65, died at her home in Elliottsville Thursday morning, January 15, 1942, at 10:30 o’clock of lobar pneumonia. She had been ailing for several days. Mrs. VanSickle lived alone. Mrs. John Cole, a neighbor, visited her on Wednesday night. She told authorities Mrs. VanSickle appeared ill at the time. She returned to the home Thursday morning about 9 o’clock. Noting Mrs. VanSickle’s condition she summoned assistance, but the patient succumbed a short time later. Coroner L. R. Herrington was notified and conducted an investigation.

The deceased was born May 13, 1876, the daughter of Joshua and Ellen Woodward. Her husband, Marion VanSickle, died in May, 1934. There were no children. The body has been removed to the Gleason Funeral Home, Uniontown, where friends are being received. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, January 16, 1942, page 13, column 3


VAN SICKLE SERVICES

Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Van Sickle, who died at her home in Elliottsville Thursday morning, will be held at the Bethel Brethren Church, Farmington, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Calvin Wolfe will officiate. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. Friends are being received at the Gleason Funeral Home in East Fayette street, Uniontown, until noon, Sunday when the body will be removed to the church and lie in state until the hour of the services.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, January 17, 1942, page 3, column 3

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Ephriam A. VanSICKLE (1847-1935)

EPHRIAM A. VAN SICKLE

   Ephriam A. Van Sickle, a Civil War veteran and a life-long resident of his native Wharton township died at 10:40 o’clock Wednesday morning following an illness of pneumonia. He was in the 86th year of his life, having been born October 8, 1847, a son of Isaac and Sally Myers Van Sickle. Enlisting with Company A of the 97th Pennsylvania Infantry at the outbreak of the Civil war Mr. Van Sickle served with distinction throughout the four years of its duration. He was the last surviving member of the Isaac Van Sickle family, a brother having preceded him in death December 23, 1934, at the age of 83 years. Surviving are three children, Enos W. and Chauncey A. Van Sickle and Mrs. Edith Tuttle, all of Wharton township; 19 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. His wife, Sara A. West Van Sickle, died March 3, 1932. Funeral services will be conducted in the family residence Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. Burial in Van Sickle cemetery, near Markleysburg.


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

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Isaac VanSICKLE ( -1941)

ISAAC VAN SICKLE

   Isaac VanSickle, aged 82 years, a former well known resident of Wharton township died at the home of a son, Ernest VanSickle, of 77 Markle street, Uniontown, Wednesday afternoon, February 19, 1941, at 2:30 o’clock following a lingering illness. He is survived by two sons, Clifton of Delaware, O., and Ernest of Uniontown; a sister, Mrs. Susan Smitley of Elliottsville; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was a member of the Bethel Brethren Church of Farmington. A daughter preceded him in death in 1908. Friends will be received at the Gleason Funeral Home in East Fayette street after 1 o’clock this afternoon. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Friends are asked to please omit flowers.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, February 20, 1941, page 11, column 7


VAN SICKLE RITES

   The funeral service for Isaac VanSickle, 82, a fromer [former] resident of Wharton township, will be held at 2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Bethel Brethren Church at Farmington. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, February 21, 1941, page 6, column 5

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Judith VanSICKLE ( -1949)

VAN SICKLE, Judity, aged 33, wife of Charles VanSickle, Sr., died in her home, Elliottsville, Friday, September 23, 1949, at 5:35 p.m. In addition to her husband, she is survived by five sons, Edgar, Lawrence, Charles, Jr., Jerry and Clarke, at home; three daughters, Donna, Lucy and Joyce, at home; one brother, John Bartok, of Vestaburg; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Taienti, of Bridgeville; Mrs. Susanna Fordyce, of Uniontown; Mrs. Margaret Crawford, of Fairchance. Friends will be received in the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., after 6 o'clock this evening until 11:30 Monday, September 26. The body will lie in state in the Bethel Brethren chuch, Farmington, from 12:30 until 2 p.m., the hour of service, with Rev. W. C. Sell officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, September 24, 1949, page 3, column 2

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Margaret Teets VanSICKLE ( -1942)

MRS. C. T. VAN SICKLE

Mrs. Margaret Teets VanSickle, 84, widow of Charles T. VanSickle, died Thursday at the home of daughter, Mrs. W. T. Arthur, at 17 Feather Avenue, Uniontown. She leaves four daughters. The funeral will take place at 11 o'clock Saturday morning after which the body will be taken to Hazelton, W. VA., for additional rites and burial Sunday afternoon.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, December 4, 1942, page 3, column 2

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bullet Mrs. Martha Ellen Guthrie VanSICKLE died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Martha G. Vansickle
Mrs. Martha Ellen Guthrie VanSickle, daughter of Joseph and Hannah Guthrie, was born July 22, 1871; died in her home at Hazelton, W.Va., August 21, 1931, aged 60 years and 30 days.
She was married to George W. VanSickle April 7, 1892.  To this union were born six children, three of whom are living:  Walter Hazelton, W.Va.; Rosa ?? Ruby, at home, Cora, Asa and ?uinter preceded her in death.
Besides the husband and children, she leaves to mourn their loss an aged mother, Mrs. Hannah Guthrie of Hazelton, W.Va.; three brothers, Charles Guthrie of Friendsville, Md.; Samuel F. Guthrie of Morgantown, W.Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary VanSickle of Terra Alta, W.Va., and Sarah VanSickle of Hazelton, W.Va.; and a foster sister, Mrs. Charles Silbaugh of Conway, Pa.; one grandchild, Lois Conway, Pa.; one grandchild, Lois Winifred VanSickle of Markleysburg, Pa., and a host of friends.
She accepted Christ and joined the Church of the Brethren in her girlhood days, and lived a faithful life to the end.
Funeral services were conducted at the Hazelton church by Rev. Jeremiah Thomas and Rev. M. Guy West, after which the body was laid to rest in the family cemetery near their former home.

(Standard - Sept. 9, 1931)


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

Quinter Van Sickle, aged 27, of Hazleton, W. Va., died at 8:20 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 1931, in the Uniontown Hospital of complications. He was admitted to the local institution, April 24, critically ill.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.


bullet Judge J. Q. VanSWEARINGEN died in 1925. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

No faithful chronicle of the life and career of Judge J. Q. Swearingen should omit these facts - that he was a prodigious worker, and a fine lawyer and an excellent judge.  Beyond these things we do not think the man himself would ask us to go.
But we will go further.  We will say that were it not for ambition, and were it not that success in politics was necessary to gratify that ambition, Judge Van Swearingen would have been considered as good a citizen and Christian as we have in this whole county.  Basically he was spiritual.  Had he espoused the pulpit and put into it the same energy he put into the law and into politics, he would have made a great preacher.  His faults were purely political, but he had many more virtues than the public will give him credit for.  He was no ingrate and he was no hypocrite.
We have said too much in derogation of the public career of Judge Van Swearingen to break into pane lyrics now, but in rendering "unto Caesaer the things which are Caesar's" ? for the truth compels us to be fair to his memory.
The moral note dominated his mentality.  He may not always have done the right thing, but his nature wanted him to do it.  Although he reached the very height of his ambition when he went on the bench, the one thing which soured his entire life was the hell he had to go through to get there.  We know what we are writing of when we say that his spirit never recovered from the searing it got in the year of grace 1907.  Were it not for the enmities engendered and the liabilities occurred in that campaign we believe he would have been alive and well today.
Don't tell us that politics doesn't kill.  When we came to this country eighteen years ago the three strongest men in politics were W. E. Crow, J. Q. Van Swearingen and A. F. Cooper. They were young, vigorous and ardent. Now the last of them has gone.  The strain of spoils and the war and tear of office broken them physically and killed them all.  A man is old at sixty. None of these lived to be that age.
And of these three the strongest was Van Swearingen.  We have met many big men in our career, but never one of such will power and determination.  Once he made up his mind there was no dissuading him.  Direct and forceful, it was yes or no with him without qualification or equivocation.  Yet beneath that cast-iron exterior there beat a heart as warm as that in any human being.  He was as sympathetic as a child.
The profession of law was everything to this man.  Body and soul he sold himself to it.
He had no other passions, distractions or exaltations.  We doubt if he ever got away from it, even in his sleeping hours.
Above everything else he wanted to be a jurist.  He wanted to decide.  He wanted to write opinions.  And these opinions are perfect models of legal draughtsmanship.  Neatness and thoroughness were the dominate ??
Amounts to a ?? fairer, squarer or more int? trial judge ever sat on the bench of this or any other country in Pennsylvania.  The younger members of the bar loved him.  His unfailing patience and courtesy were appreciated by them.  He was always placing himself in the other fellow's position and predicament.  He never forgot his own early struggles.
As the end of his career approached his head gave way to his heart.  He saw the pitiful side of human nature.  In his weakened physical state his predominant characteristics came to the front.  You had to know this man to realize how human he was.
"The evil that man do lives after them: the good is oft interred with their bones."  We have no disposition to stand by and see the good interred with the bones of Judge Van Swearingen.  From a personal and professional standpoint there was much to admire in the career and character of our deceased fellow townsman.  Let the political side of it be forgotten.  But the political side of no man can deny.  In all lay matters "and by these we mean non-political matters), he was a superlative judge.  Let that fact be embalmed and preserved in the legal history of Fayette county.
(Wednesday, November 18, 1925)
(Obit is in pieces and portions are missing where you see ???)


bullet Levi VanTISSUE died in 1863. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

DIED
Van Tissue-On Morris Island, South Carolina, on the 24th of August, 1863, Levi Van Tissue, in the 22d year of his age.
The deceased was a soldier in the 85th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.  He was raised in this county, and entered the regiment on its formation.  By his companions in arms, he was highly esteemed, and under all circumstances bore himself as a brave and true man.  He died far from home and those he loved, and his remains rest among strangers.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Oct. 15, 1863.


Elizabeth VARGO ( -1923)

MRS. ELIZABETH VARGO

   Mrs. Elizabeth Vargo, 75 years old died at her home at Vanderbilt, Wednesday after a lingering illness. She was the wife of Michael Vargo. In addition to her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Mrs. J. E. Fox and Mrs. J. Ollis of Pittsburgh, Mrs. A. B. Parkes of Denver, Colo., and Miss Ida Vargo of Creason; and two sons, William and George at home. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 o’clock at the Presbyterian Church at Vanderbilt. Burial will be in Dickerson Run Cemetery.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, March 8, 1923, page 6, column 5

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

Stephen Vargo, Jr., eight-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Vargo of Coolspring, died Monday morning, August 16, 1937, in the Uniontown Hospital after a brief illness.  In addition to the parents, a sister, Evelyn Jean, and one brother, John William, survive.
Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning in St. John's G. C. church with the pastor, Rev. Fr. Peter Dolinay, in charge.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.
(Herald - August 17, 1937)


bullet Pauline VARHOL died in 1933. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(13)

Pauline Varhol
Mrs. Pauline Varhol, 43, died Friday morning, January 20, 1933, at 3:30 o'clock in her home, House 181, Lambert. Death was due to complications.
She leaves her husband, Michael, and the following children; Mary, Catherine, Michael, Jr., Irene, John, Joseph and Elizabeth all at home.
In addition to her family she is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Anna Lutrario, Uniontown and Mrs. Catherine Smihula [unsure], New Salem and three brothers, Michael Briar and Steve Briar, both of Campbell, Ohio; and John Briar of Mount Pleasant.
In addition to a short service in the home Monday morning at 9 o'clock a church service will be conducted by [page ends].


bullet Rev. Alexander VARIAN died in 1868. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

DIED
VARIAN—At Cleveland, Ohio, May 3d, Rev. Alexander Varian, aged 69 years.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. May 14, 1868.


Anne Mikluscak VARNDELL (1916-2012)

   Anne (Mikluscak) Varndell, age 96, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away peacefully at home on March 13, 2012. For the past 13 years, she had resided with her loving daughter Geraldine. She was born on January 7, 1916 in Pittsburgh, Pa., daughter of the late George and Anna (Ciglar) Mikluscak.Sr. on June 21, 1987; a grandson, Michael Steklasa; a great grandson, Samuel Varndell; four brothers, Anthony, George, John, and Joseph Mikluscak; and a sister, Sr. Borgia Maria. Anne was a member of St. Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church, member and Past President of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers, member and Past President of the Rosary Altar Society, and member of the Secular Franciscan Order. Anne enjoyed quilting and was a member of the Quilting Community of the United Methodist Church, Evans Manor. Anne taught CCD classes at St. Mary's School for many years, and served as a teacher's aide. She volunteered at St. Vincent DePaul Store from its opening. She also worked as a baker at Mount St. Macrina, and, in earlier years, worked at the Uniontown Holiday Inn, White Swan Hotel Restaurant, and Howard Johnson Restaurant. Left to cherish her memory are: seven children, Geraldine M. 'Gerry' Dawson of Uniontown, Pa., Kenneth E. Varndell, Sr. and wife Claudette of Richmond, Va., Lawrence W. Varndell and wife Shirley of Stevens City, Va., Mary Ann Milson of Washingtonville, Ohio, Margaret C. Wilcox and husband Dave of Springville, N.Y., Rita F. Wolfe and husband Mel of Little River, S.C. and Harry K. Varndell and wife Becky of Price, Utah; twenty-eight grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren and great - great grandchildren; four sisters, Agnes Almes of Uniontown, Pa., Helen DeCarlo of Gowanda, N.Y., Margie Nicowski of Washington, D.C., and Delores Hickle of Uniontown, Pa.; a brother, Andy Mikluscak of Bedford, Ohio and many nieces and nephews and their families. Friends will be received at the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 603 N. Gallatin Ave., Ext., Uniontown, Pa., on Friday, March 16, from 2 until 9 p.m. and on Saturday, March 17, until 10 a.m., when a Blessing Service and Ghinnaz will be held in the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Father Nadim Helou, MLM officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary (Nativity) Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa. St. George Maronite Church Parish Rosary will be held on Friday at 4 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 15, 2012

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Catherine E. Knepp VARNDELL ( -2000)

   Catherine E. Knepp Varndell 75, of Elyria, OH and a former resident of Uniontown, PA, who was born in Ralph, PA, to Lewis L. Knepp and Mary Mankamyer, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2000. Catherine was the wife of the Robert Wallace Varndell who died October 5, 1985.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 2000

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Charles W. VARNDELL ( -1920)

MILITARY FUNERAL FOR CHARLES W. VARNDELL

   Impressive funeral services were held at St, Johns R. C. Church yesterday morning for Charles W. Varndell, veteran of WWI, who died suddenly Monday morning at the home of his sister. Mauch Chunk. The Rev. Fr. Francis McKenna celebrated the high mass and delivered an appropriate address. On either side of the casket were the colors and the color guards. At the conclusion of the service John Wiley blew taps a conclusion of the service at the grave, the De La Loma’s Post No. 11 of The Veterans of Foreign Wars were in charge. The firing squad consisted of, Flemming Hostetler, William and George Mraz, Carl Ansell, Albert Saldorry, and William Reed, with J. B. Becktel in command. There were two blank files in the squad, made vacant by the death of the comrade in whose honor the service was held and another for his brother Dewey Varndell, both members of the firing squad. The pallbearers were Harold Tomkins, Charles Nycum, Robert Robertson, George Goodman, Chester Trump and John Washabaugh, comrades of the deceased. The buglers were W. Frankenberry and John Wiley; color bearers, A. E. Holmick and William Taylor and the color guard, Walter Coldren and Arthur Baddlee. Interment in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown, in charge of funeral directors J. Harry Johnston and Sons.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, July 31, 1920

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bullet Christopher Daniel VARNDELL died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Christopher Daniel Varndell, a retired veteran motorman of the West Penn Company, died at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday night, May 21, 1935, in his home in South Union township, following a brief illness.   He was born July 21, 1872.
Surviving are his widow, Sarah Varndell; 11 children, Herman Varndell, Vesta 5; Christopher, Jr., and Robert, at home; Eugene, Hopwood; Harry Varndell, stationed at Washington D.C., with the U.S. Army; ??? ??? field Road; Mrs. Raymond Collins, Lambert; 19 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. A. Va. Riggs and Mrs. Mary Robinson, both of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Rachel McDowell, of Georgia; and two brothers, Charles Varndell, of Uniontown, and George Varndell, of Hopwood.
(Obit is taped together in 2 pieces.  Where it joins a small portion is missing.  Also, it's possible there may be some at the bottom missing.)
(Herald - June 22, 1935)


Eleanor Jane Provance VARNDELL (1932-2006)

VARNDELL, ROLLA M.— Eleanor Jane Provance Varndell, age 73 years, of Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Saturday, April 29, 2006, in the Venice Regional Hospital, Venice, Florida. She was born in Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa., on August 12, 1932, daughter of the now late Clyde Provance and Hazel Robbins Provance. She was a member of the Hopwood United Methodist Church and had attended the Smithfield United Methodist Church and its Sunday School years ago. She graduated from the now former Point Marion High School, Fayette County, Pa., and had been employed by the Intermediate Unit One in California, Pa., as a teacher's assistant. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Alfred Varndell, one brother, Bill Provance, and a granddaughter, Molly. She is survived by one son, William "Bill" Varndell and Janet, of Smithfield, Pa.; one daughter, Pamela "Pam" Varndell, of Hopwood, Pa.; three sisters: Sara Headrick, of Smithfield, Pa., Frances Clark, of Arlington, Virginia, and Ruth Hartman, of Smithfield, Pa.; and five grandchildren: Shane, Jesse, Ruth, Aimee, and David. The family will receive friends in the JOHN F. BROWNFIELD FUNERAL HOME OF SMITHFIELD, Pa., on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, May 4, until 11 a.m. when services will be conducted with the Rev. George W. McLaughlin officiating. Interment will be in LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 1, 2006

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Frank S. VARNDELL (1927-2011)

   Frank S. Varndell, age 83, of Jumonville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania passed away on Friday, May 27, 2011 with his Family at his side. He was born on Tuesday, December 13, 1927 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania the son of Dan Varndell and Phebe (Gilroy) Varndell. Frank was a Life Member of the Hutchinson Sportsmen's Club where he loved to Fish and meet with Friends and Family. He was also a member of the Amend Gun Club and the General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103, Hopwood. His greatest joys were Family, Hunting and Fishing! He was preceded in death by his Parents; two Sisters, Eula Humbertson and Annabelle Varndell Dormus; a Brother, James 'Bud' Varndell; and a Brother-in-Law, John 'Sonny' Tomasek. Surviving are his Wife, Betty two Sons: Ron and wife Betty and Henry and wife Linda; Grandchildren: Kerry and her husband John Smith, Heather and husband Mike Kolosky, Holly and fiance Jimmy Gallo, Karen and fiance Mike Klimko Henry 'Mikey' Varndell and wife Jennifer, Ronald 'R.P.' and Cara Varndell; Great Grandchildren: Joshua, Maggie, Jaden, Sadie, Katelynn, Hunter and Carson; and Sisters: Betty Fitzpatrick and Phebe Tomasek. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Pennsylvania on Monday (May 30) from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, June 1, until 11 a.m., the hour Service with Rev. Terry Collins officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pennsylvania.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, May 29, 2011

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George Easter VARNDELL (1928-2001)

   George Easter Varndell, 73, of Cabbage Flats, Greensboro, Pa., died Saturday, July 7, 2001, at home. He was born Feb. 29, 1928, in Bitner, Pa., son of the late Christopher Varndell and Alverta Easter Varndell Bosley. He was a military policeman in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from the Eastern Motor Express of Baltimore, and was a member of American Legion Post 423, Masontown, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Mattiucci Varndell; three sons, George Edward Varndell, of Cumberland, Md., Louis Richard Varndell, of Greensboro, Pa. and James Michael Varndell, of Oregon; two daughters, Debra Lee Sharile, of Jarrettsville, Md., and Janie Marie Lawson, of York, Pa.; a stepson, Rick Mattiucci, of Uniontown, Pa.; seven stepdaughters, Sandra Byrne, of Greensboro, Pa., Wendy Shillenberger, of North Carolina, Catherine Maser, of Uniontown, Lynn Snyder, of Mather, Pa., Angie Bednar, of Grindstone, Pa., Alice Chesslo, of Smithfield, Pa. an d Bobbie Spear, of Core; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 20 step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; an uncle, Franklin Easter, of Ronco, Pa.; and an aunt, Emma Roebuck, of Greensboro, Pa. Friends may call at Yoskovich Funeral Home, 300 S. Vine St., Carmichaels, Pa., from 7-9 p.m. Monday. Private burial will take place at the convenience of the family.


©The Herald Standard 2001, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, July 8, 2001

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Judy Elaine Harbaugh VARNDELL (1950-2007)

   Judy Elaine Harbaugh Varndell, age 57, of Markleysburg, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2007, in her home. She was born March 14, 1950, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Pauline Edna Glisan Harbaugh, of Markleysburg, and the late Charles Clinton Harbaugh. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Paula Varndell, of Bruceton Mills, West Virginia; grandchildren: Brittnay, Kasara, Elizabeth, and Charles; brother, Richard Lee Harbaugh and his wife, Joyce, and sister, Betty Lou Tressler and her husband, Gary, all of Confluence, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Farmington, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, December 4, 2007, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service, with Rev. Michael Grantz officiating. Interment will follow in Thomas Cemetery, Markleysburg, Pennsylvania.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, December 2, 2007

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Mary VARNDELL ( -1943)

VARNDELL, MRS. MARY, widow of the late George W. Varndell, died Monday morning, November 8, 1943, at her home in Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral services will be held in the Johnston Mortuary Chapel, 65 N. Gallatin Avenue, Friday afternoon, November 12 at 3:30 o'clock. Burial in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown. Friends will be received in the Johnston Mortuary Chapel Friday until the hour of service.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 12, 1943, page 10, column 2

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Nora Rankin VARNDELL (1909-2004)

   Nora Rankin Varndell, 94, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Saturday, June 26, 2004 in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born September 4, 1909 at Washington Springs on Jumonville Road in the Summit Mountains, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of the late John and Amanda Rankin. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband Herman Varndell in 1954 and a son John Wallace Varndell in 1981. Surviving are three children, Ralph Varndell and wife Lena of Sterling Heights, Michigan, Herman Varndell and wife Ruth of Holbook, Pa., Mildred Jones and husband Fred of Willoughby, Ohio; seven grandchildren, R. Eugene Varndell and wife Terese of Arlington, Virginia, Lisa Myers and husband Dennis of Whitmore Lake, Michigan, Daniel Varndell of Warren, Michigan, John Housel of Willoughby, Ohio, David Jones of Inman, South Carolina, Pamela brown and husband Roland of Waynesburg, Pa., Leisa Conklin and husband Kenneth of Vestaburg, Pa.; six great grandchildren; and one brother Delbert Rankin. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Pa., Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, June 29, until 11 a.m. the hour of the Service. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, June 27, 2004

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Rolla M. VARNDELL (1909-1987)

VARNDELL, ROLLA M.— Age 77 years, of Uniontown, PA, died suddenly Wednesday, February 4, 1987, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born June 1, 1909, son of the late Charles H. and Cora Adams Varndell. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ira S. Varndell and Richard Varndell and a sister, Bessie Varndell Workman. Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Frank (Gloria) Bridy and two nephews, Alfred and Richard Varndell. He was a veteran of WW II. He was a member of Christ Methodist Church, Uniontown, where he was chairman of the Administrative Board, Sunday School Superintendent and choir member for over fifty years. He was retired, having been a senior vice president and trust officer of the Fayette Bank and Trust Company. He was a former fiscal of Fayette County Mental health Retardation Program, vice president of the First National Bank and Trust Company of Washington, PA, a member and First President of the Fayette County Chapter of the American Institute. He was also a member and past president of the Uniontown Lions Company, life member of the Board of Directors of the Uniontown YMCA, first president of the Fayette County Assoc. of the Blind, a member of Uniontown Music Club and many other social and civic organizations. Friends will be received in the Jerome W. Shell Funeral Home, 164 South Mount Vernon, Uniontown, today from 2-4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. Interment in the Sylvan Heights cemetery.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 5, 1987

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Roy V. VARNDELL ( -1931)

Youth Badly Wounded
  During Target Practice

Roy Varndell in Critical Condition in
Hospital After Accidental Shooting by Brother

OFFICIALS INVESTIGATE

   Roy Varndell, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Varndell, of near Chalk Hill, is in a critical condition in the Uniontown Hospital, with a gunshot wound in his right lung, inflicted, it is said, by his brother, Russell, 13. The boys are said to have been shooting at a target Saturday afternoon and just as Russell fired, Roy is believed to have stepped in the path of the bullet, said to have been a solid shot from a .12 gauge shotgun. The injured lad suffered considerably from loss of blood, hospital attaches report, before he reached that institution. W. T. Walker, assistant county detective, investigated the accident.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 5, 1931, page 1, column 5


BULLET WOUND
PROVES FATAL TO
  ROY VARNDELL

   Roy Varndell, 14, died in Uniontown hospital at 3:18 Saturday morning from the effects of gunshot wounds inflicted by his brother, Russell, 13, while engaging in target practice last Saturday afternoon. Varndell was shot in the left lung, a solid shot from a 12-gauge rifle entering the body. Heavy loss of blood, shock and hemorrhage of the lung caused death. He was the son of Mrs. Louis Varndell of near Chalk Hill. Besides his mother, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Daniel, John, Harry, Russell, Thelma, Sally and Mary. The body has been removed to the home of an aunt, Mrs. John Frederick, 45 West Church street, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. this afternoon. Additional services will be held in the Hopwood M. P. church in charge of Rev. A. L. Carraway assisted by C. C. Sollenberger. Burial will be in the Hopwood cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 12, 1931, page 3, column 2

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Thelma B. Paull VARNDELL Stone  (1915-2004)

   Thelma B. Paull Varndell, age 89, of Hopwood, Pa., passed away Friday, April 16, 2004, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born February 16, 1915, in Coolspring, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of William and Naomi (Cassidy) Paull. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Raymond Varndell on February 8, 1993, and her parents. Surviving are these children: Wanda Williams and husband Gerald of Lemont Furnace, Pa., Jane Dandrea of Hopwood, Pa., Robert Varndell and wife Darlene (Pantalo) of Farmington, Pa., and Dean Varndell of Hopwood, Pa.; five Grandchildren: Wayne Williams, Christine Quarrick and husband Garry, Scott Williams and Barbara, Phillip Varndell and wife Holly, Robert R. Varndell Jr. and wife Tracy; Great Grandchildren: Cody Quarrick, Alexis Varndell, Victoria Varndell, Phielcia Varndell, Phaith Varndell, Phawn Varndell and Philicety Varndell; and a Special Little Friend, Regis the Cat. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, April 19, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with Rev. Terry Collins officiating. Interment will follow in Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Chalk Hill, Pa.


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Vernon Alfred VARNDELL (1929-1975)

VARNDELL, VERNON ALFRED — Age 46 years of Elizabeth St., Hopwood, Pa. died suddenly, Friday, November 14, 1975 at his home. He was born in Uniontown on July 4, 1929. Surviving is his wife, Eleanor Provance Varndell; a son, William; and a daughter, Pamela, both at home; his parents, Isaac and Mary Catherine Varndell, Uniontown; two sisters, Mrs. James (Beth) Rice, Uniontown, and Mrs. Jack (Judy) Nicholson, Cleveland, Ohio; a brother, Phillip Varndell, Mount Alto, Pa. He was a member of the Smithfield Methodist Church. He was an employee of the Bell Telephone Co. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Crawford-Haky Funeral Home, Hopwood.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, November 15, 1975, page 17, column 8

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Daniel VARSHOCK ( -1938)

DANIEL VARSHOCK

   A tiny scatch on the right foot of a two and one- half-year-old Footedale youngster developed into septicemia and caused the child’s death yesterday in Uniontown hospital. Blood poisoning set in, and the tot, Daniel Varshock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis V. Varshock, was rushed to the hospital where death ensued. In addition to the parents, the child leaves the following brothers and sisters: Catherine, Rosella, Francis, Jr., and George, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Konetsky, of Footedale, and Mr. and Mrs. Ignatz Varshock, of Thompson No. 2. The body was removed to the Yoney Funeral Home, Masontown, and will be removed to the home, House 185, in Footedale, this afternoon. The funeral probably will be held on Thursday.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, October 4, 1938, page 4, column 5


VARSHOCK SERVICES

   Funeral services for Daniel Varshock of Footedale, will be held at the home this morning at 9 o’clock followed by additional services in the St. Thomas R. C. church, Footedale. Rev. Father Buza officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, October 6, 1938, page 4, column 3

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Evelyn D. Critz VARVA (1917-2010)

Evelyn D. Critz VARVA, 92, of Brownfield, Pennsylvania died Thursday, February 25, 2010 in LaFayette Manor Inc. She was born June 14, 1917 in Oliphant Furnace, Pa., the daughter of Andrew Critz and Mabel Pratt Critz. Evelyn was a member of St. Cyril and Methodius Roman Catholic Church in Fairchance.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Joseph J. Varva; son, William M. Varva; brothers: William Critz, Jim Critz and Bobby Critz; sisters; Janet Tressler, Billie Sullivan and Francie Durst; and son-in-law, Robert McNatt.

Surviving are her four children: Joseph J. Varva Jr. and wife Margaret, Shelbyville Delaware, Thomas A. Varva and wife Donna, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Judith McNatt, Hopwood Pennsylvania, David M. Varva and wife Debra, Wyoming, Rhode Island; seven grandchildren: Terry Lynn Denson and husband Charles, Christopher Varva and Liz, Robert Drews and Christy, Craig Varva, Christopher Drews and wife Alison, Joseph Varva and Douglas Varva; five great grandsons; one great granddaughter; brother, Jack Critz of Fairchance; a sister, Dolores Whipkey of Ohio; several nieces and nephews; special niece, Mabel Critz; two Goddaughters: Susan Jean Koposko and Stella Mikluscak; her loving companion, Gracie.

Family will receive Friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa. on Monday from 4 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 until 9:30 a.m. when a Prayer service will be held. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. in the St. Cyril and Methodius Roman Catholic Church, 50 North Morgantown Street, Fairchance, with Rev. Father Andrew M. Kawecki as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park Brownfield, Pennsylvania.


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bullet John VARVA died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(9)

VARVA SERVICES

Funeral services for John Varva will be held at the Fairchance Catholic church this morning at 10 o'clock with the Rev. Father Balock officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Joseph cemetery.
Herald, September 21, 1931


Edna L. VAUGHN ( -1922)

EDNA L. VAUGHN

Edna L. Vaughn, 16 year old daughter of Edward Vaughn, of near Dunbar, died Sunday morning, March 5th, 1922. Three sisters and two brothers survive. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Funeral Director J. T. Burhans, of Dunbar will have charge and interment will take place in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 6, 1922, page 11, column 5

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Edward S. VAUGHN ( -1939)

EDWARD S. VAUGHN

Edward S. Vaughn, 79 years old, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Freeman, at Erie of complications. He was born at Franklin Hill, Md., and was united in marriage in 1888 with Adeline Andrews of Independence, W. Va. She died in 1915. Mr. Vaughn, who came to Dunbar in 1891, was foreman for about 15 years at the old Semet-Solvay plant there. For the past 10 years he had been making his home with his daughter in Erie.

He is survived by the following children: Russell Vaughn, Connellsville; Harry Vaughn, Dunbar; Mrs. Carrie Coslow, Erie; Mrs. Ethel Gaddis, Clarksville, and Mrs. Freeman. There are also 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one great-great-grandchild. The body will arrive at noon tomorrow at Dunbar and will be taken to the James T. Burhans undertaking establishment. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, October 11, 1939, page 6, column 2


VAUGHN FUNERAL

The funeral service for Edward Vaughn, 79, a former resident of Dunbar, who died Tuesday at Erie, will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, at the home of a son, Harry Vaughn at Dunbar with Rev. O.G. Cook, pastor of the Wesley Methodist Church at Dunbar officiated. Burial will be made in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, October 13, 1939, page 6, column 2

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John T. VAUGHN (1924-1995)

JOHN T. VAUGHN

   John T. “Jack” Vaughn, 71, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died March 29, 1995, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. He was born Jan. 23, 1924, in Dixon, Ill., a son of the late William and Mary Ryan Vaughn. He is survived by his wife, Charlene Enichen Vaughn; three sons, Steven J. Vaughn of Scottdale, and Kevin J. Vaughn and Patrick J. Vaughn, both of Fort Wayne, Ind.; six daughters, Sandra Beucher of Connellsville, Sharon Frost of Brownsville, and Susan Augsburger, Theresa Benz, Karen Vaughn and Lisa Vaughn, all of Fort Wayne, Ind.; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, William B. Vaughn, of Salem, Ore.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1995

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Joseph VAYONE ( -1879)

SIX MEN KILLED

How The Boiler Explosion at Dunbar Occurred and
Who The Victims Are

Uniontown Nov 29, 1879 — The boiler explosion yesterday afternoon at the coal works of Ried Brothers, near Dunbar Furnace, eight miles below here, turns out to be worse than was at first supposed. Two men were instantly killed and one died with in an hour.

Their names were Richard Evans, J.J. Miller and Daniel McGarvey. Two more Josh Mowery and Joseph Vayone, died last night, and the sixth man, Morgan McGill this afternoon. John Dougherty, the pit boss hurt both externally and internally, and his recovery is considered improbable. Seven other men are suffering from wounds, scalds and burns, but none of them thought to be fatally injured. The disaster occurred in this way; Eight men were on the roof of the boiler house, and with the assistance of a number below were erecting a new smoke stack. The steam penetrating through the roof annoyed the men above, and Vayone, the yard boss, orderd the escape valve to be closed. This was done, and within two minutes the boiler exploded with terrific force. Daniel McGarvey, the engineer, was thrown a hundred feet in the air and one hundred and fifty feet distant into an adjoining field. He alighted on his head in a beaten clay foot path, in which his head half buried itself. The force of the fall ruptured his abdomen and let his entrails out. John Mowey was scalded to death. His flesh was cooked until it was so tender that his abdomen burst under the distention of his stomach and bowels, and these organs pushed themselves to the surface. Richard Evans was killed by a bar of iron striking him across the forehead and imbedding itself in his brain. Vayone died last night and McGill this afternoon, both from internal and external injuries. The roof was torn to shreds. Hardly a fragment as large as a man's hat can be found, except here and there a stick of wood. The general demolition could not have been more complete. With exception of McGarvey all those killed leave large families - Reid Brothers are bearing all of the funeral expenses.


Indiana Democrat, Indiana, PA, December 5, 1879

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Emily Collet VECCHIO ( -1996)

VECCHIO, EMILY COLLET— Friends were received in the Louis E. Rudolph Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Point Marion, Pa., on Thursday, Jan. 4, 1996. Funeral Services will be held today at 1 p.m., in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Clifford Rayburn officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1996

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Thora Fowler VECCHIO (1923-2001)

Thora Fowler Vecchio, 77, a lifelong resident of Point Marion, Pa., died Sunday, February 25, 2001, at Monongalia General Hospital. She was born April 29, 1923, in Morgantown, daughter of the late Lloyd H. and Audrey Herod Fowler. She graduated from Point Marion High School in 1940 and was a WVU graduate. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution; the former Business and Professional Women's Club in Point Marion, Pa.; past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, Fayette Chapter 389; and a former member of Point Marion Police Auxiliary. She worked for the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department and was on the Point Marion Burrough Council. She is survived by four children and a spouse, Sheryl Young, of Garner, N.C., Frank and Cindy Vecchio, of Dunkirk, Md., Garth Vecchio, of McMurray, Pa. and Robert Vecchio, of Beverly Hills, Calif.; three grandchildren and spouses, Siobhan and Scott White head, Dawn and Mike Parr and Cara Vecchio; four great-grandsons; and a brother, Robert Fowler, of Mesa, Ariz. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Vecchio, on Dec. 30, 1975. Friends may call at Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, Pa., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, March 1. A private graveside service in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion, Pa., with Pastor Joe Condoluci officiating, will follow the visitation.


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

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Michael VELIKY (1915-1995)

MICHAEL VELIKY

   Michael Veliky, 79, of Parma, Ohio, died Wednesday, July 12, 1995, in the Parma Hospital, Parma, Ohio. He was born on Oct. 7, 1915, in Slovakia. He was a member of the St. Wendelin Roman Catholic Church of Parma, Ohio. Surviving are his wife, Anna Medvecova Veliky of Slovakia; two daughters, Mrs. Jozef (Maria) Anderkova of Slovakia and Anna Veliky of Parma, Ohio; one son, Vincent Veliky and his wife, Anna of Slovakia; six grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Feco and Julia Macala; one brother, Paul Veliky; two nieces, Mrs. Robert (Anna) Mills of North Huntingdon and Mrs. Michael (Evelyn) Potoma of Newport Beach, Calif.; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by one daughter, Ruzene Veliky; two sisters, Maria Kuca and Anna Soltis; and four brothers, George, Joseph, John and Steve Veliky. Family and friends will be received in the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m., the hour of a blessing service with the Rev. James T. Gaston officiating. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1995

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Helen Bea VELOSKY (1918-1995)

HELEN BEA VELOSKY

   Helen Bea Velosky, 76, of Fairbank passed away Saturday, May 20, 1995, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born June 18, 1918, in South Brownsville, Pa., daughter of the late Frank and Mary Bordick Bea. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Peter. She was a member of St. Thomas R.C. Church in Footedale, Confraternity of Christian Mothers, retired employee from Brownsville Area School District, and at the time of her retirement was head cook at Cardale Elementary School. She is survived by these children, John Velosky and his wife, Theresa, of Manchester, N.H., Patricia Lonchar of Willoughby, Ohio, and Walter Velosky and his wife, Dana, of New Salem, Pa.; grandchildren, John and Diane Velosky, Michael and Michele Lonchar, Wally, Jamie, and Elizabeth Velosky; eight great-grandchildren; and sisters, Margaret Conte of Warren, Mich., and Mrs. William (Vera) Kennedy of Tampa, Fla. Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, today after 7 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said Tuesday, May 23, at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas R.C. Church, Footedale, with Rev. Fr. James L. Popochock as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Thomas Church Cemetery. Parish Wake Service on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Christian Mothers will pray with the Parish Wake Service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1995

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Rose Marie VELTRI ( -1945)

ROSE M. VELTRI

   Rose Marie Veltri, 22, died Friday night at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Veltri of Newell. There are two brothers and two sisters.


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

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Humbert R. VENTURA, Jr. (1923-2008)

Humbert R. Ventura, Jr., 84 years, of Rockville, Maryland, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2008. Born on February 12, 1923, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Humbert Ventura and Mildred Fee Ventura. He was a member of Saint Jude Roman Catholic Church, and until his death, a dedicated volunteer at Saint Jude's Roman Catholic School for the past twelve years. Humbert graduated from the Uniontown Area Senior High School. He was a mail carrier for 34 years for the United States Post Office, in Washington, D.C. He was a veteran of the United States Army, who served from February 1942 until he was Honorably Discharged, in January, 1946. He served in Africa and Italy and was awarded the Bronze Star for valor during the Battle of Mount Casino. He also served for 30 years in the United States Army Reserves, retiring as a Master Sergeant.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife, Lillian Burkland Ventura, sister, Ann Deli, and his brother, Eugene Ventura. 'Jr.', as his family called him, is survived by his five loving and devoted children: Douglas Ventura and his wife, Karen, of Frederick, Maryland, Cheryl Morrow and her husband, Jim, of Silver Spring, Maryland, Karen Dowdy and her husband, John, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, Donna Lanham, of Poolesville, Maryland, and Linda Marion and her husband, Travis, of Rockville, Maryland, who lived with Humbert. He is also survived by ten grandchildren, whom he adored; brothers: Robert Ventura and his wife, Agnes, and William Ventura, all of Uniontown, Pennsylvania; sisters: Mary Frances Brancato, of Mentor, Ohio, Eleanor Sementa and her husband, Elmer, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and Barbara R. Ventura, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation and Funeral were held in Rockville, Maryland. Donations may be made to: Saint Jude Roman Catholic Church School at 4820 Walbridge Street, Rockville, Maryland, 20853, in memory of "Jr.". Local arrangements and obituary were provided by the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, February 17, 2008

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Rocco Anthony VENTURA (1944-2003)

Rocco Anthony Ventura of Daisytown, Pa., passed away Friday, May 10, 2003 in his home. He was born February 12, 1944 in Daisytown, Pa., a son of the late John Ventura who died in 1972 and Mary Viola Ventura of Daisytown, Pa., who survives. Rocky was a 1962 graduate of California High School, served in the U.S. Army and was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Daisytown, Pa. Besides his mother, he is survived by four sisters; Mrs. Rose Kordich of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, Mrs. Beverly Stringer of Mesa, Arizona, Mrs. Joan Hagner of Sarasota, Fla., Mrs. Nadine Ross of Lowhill, Brownsville, Pa.; one brother John Robert Ventura of Roscoe, Pa. and seven nieces and two nephews.

A Private Visitation and Blessing Service was held on Monday, May 12, 2003 in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, 2830 Main St., Beallsville, Pa. with Rev. Francis Jurewicz officiating. Contributions can be made to Mary Ventura, P.O. Box 214, 484 Ventura Street, Daisytown, Pa., 15427


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

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William P. 'Bill' VENTURA (1930-2010)

William P. "Bill" Ventura, age 80 of Uniontown, Pa., passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, September 1, 2010 in the LaFayette Manor. He was born April 11, 1930 in Uniontown, Pa., the son of the late Humbert Ventura and Mildred (Fee) Ventura. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters: Ann V. Deli and Mary Frances Brancato and brothers: Eugene Ventura and Humbert R. Ventura. Bill was a member of St. Therese de Lisieux R.C. Church. He was a United States Veteran of the Army serving during the Korean Conflict. He was the owner/operator of the former Bill Ventura Shoe Store on Mt. Vernon Avenue. Bill was the former Scout Master at St. Therese de Lisieux R.C. Church. He was an avid Steelers and Pirates Fan.

He is survived by his loving and devoted sisters and brother: Eleanor V. Sementa and husband Elmer, Barbara Ventura and Robert E. Ventura and wife Agnes all of Uniontown; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews and friends

Friends will be received in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, Pa. today, (Thursday, September 2, 2010) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. when a Blessing Service will be held followed by a 3:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church with Msgr. Michael W. Matusak V.F., Pastor as celebrant. Interment follows in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Parish Wake Service will be held today at 3 p.m. in the funeral home.

The family sends a special thank you to the LaFayette Manor for their dedication and great care for Bill over the past years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Uniontown Library, Uniontown, Pa.


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

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Charles VERA ( -1903)

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

DEATH CAME FROM OLD HILL FARM
AND GARNERED A GHASTLY HARVEST

Twelve Killed, Eight Injured and One Missing as a
Result of Explosion at Ferguson

GAS IN THE WORKINGS SET OFF BY OLD FIRE

Which Has Raged in the Hill Farm Mine for the Past Thirteen
Years—Rescue Party Searching Passages for Missing Man
Details of the Disaster and Statements of Officials—Funeral
Arrangements Being Made Today

   Death, that thirteen years ago stalked in Hill Farm mine and claimed the lives of 31 men, came in a flash of fire to the Ferguson slope, near Dunbar, on Saturday evening at 6:30 o’clock, and smote down the 21 miners who were working there. Ten lives were snuffed out by the explosion and the deadly after-damp that followed, and the grim destroyer has probably not yet finished his gruesome tally. Two victims have since died at the Cottage State Hospital and others are lingering between life and death. One man is missing and there is now no hope of his being alive. The Ferguson disaster comes as a sad memento to the Hill Farm horror of 13 years ago, for the statements of the mine experts show that the shouldering Hill Farm fire probably fired a body of gas in the old working at Ferguson. These are the dead, missing and injured.

THE DEAD


James McGurk, 22 years old, son of Fire Boss, John McGurk.
Wheatly Foster, 21 years old and single.
Mike Samandre, married, wife and family in the old county.
Joseph Ocklan, 27 years old and single.
Peter Sekora, 32 years old and married, wife and three children.
John Sedravia, 39 years old, has wife and family in the old county.
Charles Vera, 42 years old, has wife and family in the old county.
Mike Sekora, 22 years old and single.
Andy Kootsar, 38 years old and married, leaves wife and three children.
Mike Havarsjack, 24 years old, leaves wife and family in the old country.
Rijack Baleslaf, died at the Cottage State Hospital Sunday afternoon, 28 years old and single.
William Foster, aged 48 years, died at the Cottage State Hospital this morning. Remains will be sent to his home near Dunbar.

THE MISSING


Michael Bene, a Slav

THE INJURED


John McGurk, 39 years old, wife and five children, thought to have been fatally burned, cannot recover.
John Foster, 19 years old, serious burns about the body and face in a dangerous condition, will not recover.
Adam Linka, fatal burns, cannot recover.
Joseph Doviac, seriously burned about the body and face, condition considered serious.
John Patrick, badly burned, will recover.
John Marchich, severely burned about body and face.
John Korchusch, seriously burned.
Fred Longden, slightly burned.

   The explosion occurred 10 minutes after the night shift had gone into the slope on Saturday evening. Because the mine is almost worked out only 21 men were employed in it. The work was 1100 feet from the mouth of the slope. The men were working in the entries near the main heading drawing ribs and letting down the roof. In about six months the mine would have been closed up. The miners had gone to their accustomed places and were just beginning the labors of the night when with a rush and uproar the blue flame of death swept up the slope entries and enveloped them. Some were hurled along the passages and crushed against the side of the mine. Others not in the direct path of the flame were overcome by the deadly black damp which followed the explosion.

   O’Toole, the engineer at the main house saw the smoke and dust roll out of the mouth of the slope and knew that an explosion had happened. He tied down his work whistle and its shrill wail carried the news of terror over the countryside. Then John McGurk staggered out shrieking for help. In a few minutes the mouth of the slope was crowded with miners and a rescue party hastily formed. Headed by Robert Nelson, brave miners went into the place of death and assisted the injured to the outside. The dead were brought out with them.

Morgue and Hospital

   Morgue and hospital were combined for the time being in the little black smith shop outside the mine. Here Drs. McKinney, Colley and Warne of Dunbar were called and gave the survivors first aid. The burned men were swashed in oiled cloths, and prepared to be sent to the Cottage State Hospital here. Three of them, however, preferred to be taken to their homes. Among these was Fire Boss John McGurk, who is badly injured.

   The Pittsburg, McKeesport & Connellsville railway supplied a special car to bring the injured to the hospital, and the car made a record run over the road. The entire staff of the hospital was summoned, and as soon as the seven injured arrived they were given the best attention that the medical profession can offer. Sunday afternoon, however, Rijack Beleslaf, a Polishman, died, and after midnight this morning William Foster breathed his last. More deaths are expected at the hospital almost any time.

   Up at the improvised morgue, Undertaker J. M. Burhans of Dunbar assisted by D. C. Fortz, cleaned up the bodies, and prepared them for burial. One by one they were dressed and laid on slabs on the floor of the shop. Almost all this work was done Saturday night.

Identifying the Dead

   With the dawning of day, Sunday, crowds began to gather at the Ferguson mine. The idly curious mingled with the heart broken friends and relatives of the dead. Rapidly the work of identification went on. The names of the men who were first identified by their numbers were secured at the office of the Dunbar Furnace Company and the bodies labeled and numbered. All day long crowds thronged the scene of death. Canvas was hung up on the blacksmith shop windows to keep away the morbidly curious. Shortly before noon Sunday, Robert Nelson and a rescue party went in to search for the missing man, Michael Bene. Outside at the manway, a crown waited for tidings of him. When the rescue party came out in the evening however he had not been found. Something that looked like his coat had been found in one of the passages.

   This morning a party in charge of James Conroy and James Palsley again entered the mine. They are making a thorough search and expect to bring the body of Bene out with them. The mine is not on fire and no further danger is anticipated for the present.

   This morning, Dr. McKinney of Dunbar, reports the condition of John McGurk somewhat improved. He had bad burns but his physician hopes that he has not inhaled the fire and thinks he has considerable chance for life. The condition of the two foreigners who are at their homes are somewhat improved.

Remainder of article is unreadable.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, November 23, 1903, page 1, column 1

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Thresia Kime Byers VERES ( -2002)

Thresia Kime Byers Veres, formerly of Clarksville, Pa., where she lived most of her life, and a naturalized citizen who was born in Austria-Hungary, died Thursday, July 18, 2002, in Manor Care Nursing Home, McMurray, Pa. She is survived by three children: Flora Jean Byers Kubasik of Clarksville, Pa., Shirley Mae Byers Potter of Miami, Florida, and Albert Byers of Jacksonville Beach, Florida; nine grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was the last remaining member of her immediate family. The Family will receive Friends in the Frank Burkus Funeral Home, 26 Mill Street, Millsboro, Pa., today from 2 to 9 p.m. and Monday, July 22, until 10 a.m.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, July, 2002

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bullet Clarence Sparr VERNER died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(59)

Clarence Sparr Verner, died at his home, 825 Eldora Place, Pittsburgh, Saturday afternoon, June 29 1935, at 1:50 o'clock.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ella Hutson Verner, two daughters, Muriel and Mrs. William Yuiger, of Pittsburgh and two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Drohan and Mrs. Mary Quigley, of 139 Walnut street, Uniontown.
Funeral services will be conducted at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial in Pittsburgh.
Jul 1 '35


Thomas J. VERNER ( -1917)

THOMAS J. VERNER

   Thomas J. Verner, 51 years old March 18, and a son of the late William and Elizabeth Verner, of Walnut street, died last night at 10:30 o’clock at the home of his sister, Mrs. Jennie Drohan, with whom he had been staying since the death of his father. Deceased was a carpenter by trade and for a number of years was located in Chicago, but after the death of his wife three years ago, he came to Uniontown for a year. Later he returned to Chicago, but following his father’s death came back to his sister’s home and lived there until the end. Mr. Werner [Verner] had been ill for more than a year, but until last Friday was not confined to his bed. In addition to Mrs. Drohan, Mr. Verner is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary Quigley, of Butler; C. F. Verner, of Pittsburgh, and W. K. Verner, of Uniontown, brothers. Funeral services will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 19, 1917, page 11, column 4

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Anna VERNON ( -1937)

MRS. ANNA VERNON

   Mrs. Anna Vernon died at 12:30 Monday morning, November 15, 1937, in her home in Donora. She had been bedfast for several months, suffering a heart condition. Surviving are her husband, Albert, one son, Russell; and two sisters, Mrs. George Stewart of Brownsville, and Mrs. B. C. Strickler, Los Angeles. Deceased was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Hattie Nelan, Uniontown. Funeral services will be conducted in the family residence at 10:30 Wednesday morning.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 16, 1937, page 14, column 1

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bullet Clyde VERNON died in 1924. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

VERNON, CLYDE
Funeral services for Clyde VERNON, a victim of the motor accident last Saturday night near Indian Creek, were held from the home in South Connellsville Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o’clock.  Additional services were held in the First M. P. Church with the Rev. John LAMBERTSON, the pastor, assisted by the Rev. J. H. BRADADAN and the Rev. D. E. MINERD, officiating.  Pallbearers were cousins of the deceased, namely, Lester HERBERT, Roger GRIMM, Jerry SICKLES, William VERNON, Lawrence GRIMM and Carl GRIMM.  Interment was in Hill Grove cemetery, Connellsville.  
Herald  Thurs.  7-31-1924


Ira S. VERNON ( -1938)

IRA S. VERNON

   Lifelong resident of this city, Ira S. Vernon, 68, of 87 Lemon street, died at 6 o’clock Saturday morning in Uniontown hospital where he had been admitted Monday, March 7, suffering complications. Mr. Vernon, a well-known carpenter, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Vernon; one son, William Vernon, and a grandchild, Arlynn Ann Vernon, of 239 Connellsville street. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock this afternoon from the William A. McNanamy funeral parlors, North Gallatin avenue, with Rev. R. C. Van Eman of Hopewell Presbyterian church in charge. Burial will be in the family plot in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 14, 1938, page 11, column 2

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Katherine Hnatik VERNON ( -1997)

KATHERINE H. VERNON

   Katherine Hnatik Vernon, 72, of West Brownsville died Sunday, April 13, 1997, in Brownsville General Hospital. She is survived by a daughter, Karen Carns and husband, Dan, of West Brownsville; a son-in-law, Ray DeBerry; seven grandsons; one granddaughter; and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Andrew J. Skirpan Funeral Home, 135 Park St., Brownsville, today and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, April 17, until 11 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1997

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bullet Malinda VERNON died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Vernon Funeral Services - Impressive funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. Malinda Vernon, widow of Clark Vernon, who died in her home on the Searights road.  The services were in charge of Rev. J. Byers Brice, of the Pleasant View church.  Internment was made in the church cemetery.
Clark Vernon has been dead nearly three years.  Mrs. Vernon is survived by the following children:  Albert, who resided near his mother; Mrs. Ella Layton of Brandonville, Pa.; Thurman and Westley of Smock, and Mrs. Grace Pierce of Grindstone.


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

Henry Verset, 25, Dies of Hurts In Mishap Near Morris Cross Roads (Standard - Sep. 10, 1938)
Crashing against a car when it sideswiped his motorcycle early today, a former Point Marion man was horribly mangled, dying almost instantly.
The victim, Henry Verset, 25, of Clarksburg, W.Va., suffered a complete amputation of the left leg, and horrible fractures and lacerations of much of the body, dying almost instantly.
The crash, of which details were obscure, occurred shortly after 2 a.m. today near Morris Cross roads, when the motorcycle was believed to have been crowded by an automobile.


Josephine Sawa VERTACNIK (1932-1994)

JOSEPHINE VERTACNIK

   Josephine Sawa Vertacnik, 62, of Wood St., Collinsburg (West Newton), died Friday in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She is survived by her husband, Robert Vertacnik; four children, Master Sgt. Robert Joseph Vertacnik of Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Erik Vertacnik at home, Mary Jo Vertacnik Sorrento of Canonsburg, and Leanne Vertacnik at home; a brother, Walter Sawa of Austin, Texas; and a sister, Helen Sawa Tomkovich of California, Pa. Friends will be received today and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 9:30 a.m. at the Richard F. Dodson Funeral Home, 213 Main St., West Newton.

Social Security Death Index for Josephine A. Vertacnik:
   Born—– March 17, 1932
   Died—– May 27, 1994


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, May, 1994

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Frank VERTOSIC ( -1937)

FRANK VERTOSIC

   Frank Vertosic, aged 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Vertosik of Masontown, died Friday morning, December 7, 1937, in the Uniontown hospital of a complication of diseases. In addition to his parents, he leaves two brothers, John, of Harwick, and Anthony, at home, one sister, Mary Leskovic of Harwick. Brief rites will be held at 8:30 Monday morning in the family home, followed by additional services in St. Mary’s R. C. church at Leckrone. The Rev. Fr. F. S. Kondria will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, December 18, 1937, page 3, column 5

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Peter VESELY ( -1939)

PETER VESELY

   Peter Vesely, 76, former blacksmith and retired merchant of Gillespie, near Fayette City, died Tuesday morning at his home. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Vesely; his wife, Mrs. Frances Vesely, and nine children, Peter, Jr., Stephen, Edward, Mary, Frances, Anna and Margaret, all at home, John, a student at Georgetown University, and Joseph, a student at St. Vincent College. There are also four brothers, Victor of South Norfolk, Conn., Michael of New York City, Frank of Fayette City and Stephen of Perryopolis. The funeral mass will be held at 9 o’clock Friday morning in St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church at Fayette City. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery at Coal Center.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, February 9, 1939, page 6, column 2

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Emilie Pourhaix VESTRATE (1891-1969)

VESTRATE, MRS. EMILIE POURHAIX— Age 81 years, of Pt. Marion, died Sunday, January 26, 1969. A former glass worker, she was born May 3, 1891 in Jumet, Belgium. She resided with a daughter, Mrs. Fernand (Emily) Collet of Pt. Marion. In addition to Mrs. Collet, surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Yvette Pflueger of Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. Arlette Evans of Pt. Marion; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Carmen Cordier of Tarentum. Friends are being received in the Louis E. Rudolph Funeral Home, Pt. Marion after 7 p.m. today, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and until 2 p.m. Wednesday, the hour of service with Rev. Vinson Adkins, pastor of the First Christian Church of Pt. Marion, officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 27, 1969, page 17, column 8

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Peter VETOVICH ( -1997)

PETER VETOVICH

   Peter Vetovich, 80, of Point Marion, Pa., passed away Wednesday, April 2, 1997, in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Louis E. Rudolph Funeral Home, Point Marion, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1997

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Charles P. VICTOR ( -1937)

CHARLES P. VICTOR

   Charles P. Victor, aged 70 years, four months, 23 days, died Saturday morning, March 20, at his home at New Wynn, near Fairchance. Death resulted from complications, following a lingering illness. Mr. Victor leaves his widow, Laura, a son, James A., both of New Wynn, and five daughters, Mrs. Ewing Beatty and Mrs. Ray Snyder, both of Fairchance; Mrs. Grace Price and Mrs. Bernie David, both of Hibbs, and Mrs. Minnie McCormick, of Wynn. Four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth King, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Mollie Clossen, Parkersburg, W. Va.; Mrs. Philna Prager, Morgantown, W. Va.; and Mrs. Clara Judd, Mannington, W. Va.; two brothers, George Victor, Farrell; and Calvin, Morgantown, W. Va.; 28 grandchildren also survive. The deceased was a member of the Junior Order of American Mechanics. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon with a brief service at the home at two o’clock, followed with additional rite in the Free Methodist church at Fairchance. Rev. Monoghan conducted the services. Burial in Fairchance cemetery.


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

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Clara Belle Ritchey VICTOR ( -1958)

VICTOR, CLARA BELLE RITCHEY— Aged 83, 82 Morgantown St., Fairchance, and wife of Seman Victor died in the Uniontown Hospital, Sunday, January 12, 1958. Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, Edward Smith, Uniontown; Howard Smith, Fairchance; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Cunningham, Brownfield; one brother, John Rishel, Uniontown, R.D., and a number of grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Wagner-Cooley Funeral Home, Fairchance, after 7 p.m. today. Arrangements are incomplete.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 13, 1958, page 6, column 8


VICTOR, CLARA BELLE RITCHEY— Aged 83, 82 Morgantown St., Fairchance, and wife of Seman Victor, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Sunday, January 12, 1958. She was a member of the Central Christian Church, Uniontown. Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, Edward Smith, Uniontown; Howard Smith, Fairchance; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Cunningham, Brownfield; two brothers, John Rishel, Uniontown R.D. and Frank Rishel, Uniontown R.D.; thirty-nine grandchildren; forty-four great-grandchildren. Friends are being received in the Wagner-Cooley Funeral home, Fairchance, where services will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Earl P. Confer officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 14, 1958, page 6, column 8

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Thomas VIDOVICH (1914-1995)

THOMAS VIDOVICH

   Thomas Vidovich, 81, of Morgantown, W. Va., died Saturday, July 1, 1995, in Mon Pointe Continuing Care, Morgantown. He was born Nov. 22, 1914 in Osunga, Yugoslavia, son of Eli and Anna Gusoanovich Vidovich. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Ann Lubich Vidovich, in 1983 and a brother, John Vidovich of Gates. He was a restaurant owner, veteran of the U.S. Army who served during World War II and Catholic by faith. He is survived by two sons, Thomas Paul Vidovich of Beckley, W.Va., and John Vidovich of Morgantown, W. Va.; four grandchildren; sister, Anna Lujack of Connellsville; and brothers, Nick Vidovich of Florida and Paul Vidovich of South Carolina. A Memorial Service will be held at the JOHN S. MAYKUTH JR. FUNERAL HOME, Church at River Avenue, Masontown, on Monday, July 10, at 6 p.m. Interment with full military rites will be in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1995

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Louis A. VIECELI (1918-1967)

LOUIS A. VIECELI

   Louis A. Vieceli, 49, of Pleasant Valley, Jeannette, R. D. 2, died Tuesday morning in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, of injuries received when he touched a high voltage wire while working at West Penn Power Co.’s Youngwood substation over two weeks ago. Vieceli was born Feb. 23, 1918, in Biddle and was an electrician for West Penn. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral of Greensburg, its Holy Name Society and was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his widow Kathryn Allegro Vieceli; his mother, Mrs. Angelina Vieceli, of Biddle, and two daughters, Sharyn Ann and Patty Lou at home. Also surviving are three brothers and three sisters, Frank, Westmoreland City; Dominic, Jeannette; Gildo, Biddle; Mrs. John (Delfina) Carrera, Irwin; Miss Celestina Vieceli, Biddle, and Mrs. Blanche Wells, Jeannette. The body is at the Bacha funeral home, Southwest Greensburg. The funeral mass will be sung at 10 a.m. Friday at the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Interment will be in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, September 6, 1967, page 22, column 5

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bullet Edmund VIGNOUL died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(23)

Edmund Vignoul, aged 43, veteran of the World war and a member of the Point Marion American Legion, died suddenly at 8:30 Tuesday morning in Clarksburg, W. Va., from Heart disease.  He served overseas for a number of months.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Thursday morning in Clarksburg, followed by a military burial in charge of the Legion in Evergreen Memorial cemetery, Point Marion.  The Legion will conduct the last rites.

Mr. Vignoul was born March 14, 1895 in Belgium a son of Leon and Marie Vignoul.  He was married to Beatrice Warman, daughter of Clark and Emma Warman, of Point Marion.  In addition to his widow, he leaves two children, Florence Marie and Edmund, Jr., and a brother, Leon of Clarksburg.

August 31, 1938
Herald Standard


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

Mrs. A. A. Vincent, aged 70, the former Elizabeth Case of Uniontown, died at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, August 17, 1938, at her home in Tyrone, Pa., after a protracted illness.
Mrs. Vincent was a sister-in-law of Maggie Vincent, 155 Connellsville street.  Mr. Vincent was a former Uniontown cigar maker and entered the insurance business after they moved to Tyrone.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 Saturday afternoon in Tyrone.


Hannah Moria VINCENT ( -1994)

HANNAH MORIA VINCENT

   Hannah Moria Vincent, 77, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Isabella, Pa., died Sunday, Nov. 13, 1994, in HCA L. W. Blake Hospital. She is survived by her husband, William R. Vincent of Bradenton, Fla. Friends will be received in the Brown & Sons Trust 100 Funeral Home, 5624 26th St., West, Bradenton, Fla., today from 6 to 8 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1994

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Louis E. VINCH ( -1967)

VINCH, LOUIS E.— Age 58 years, a resident of Palmer, died Monday, November 27, 1967, at 9:15 a.m. in the University Medical Center, Morgantown, W. Va. He was a member of St. Albert’s R. C. Church, Palmer, UMWA Robena Local 6321 and the Holy Name Society. Surviving are his wife, Anna; one son, Samuel at home; two brothers, Anthony of Connellsville and Nicholas of Baltimore, Md.; one sister, Mrs. Wilbur (Rose) Murray of Connellsville. Friends are being received in the Yoney Funeral Home, Masontown, today from 1 to 10 p.m., where a prayer service will be held Friday morning at 9 o’clock followed by a Requiem High Mass at 9:30 in St. Albert’s R.C. Church, Palmer, with Rev. Geno Rivi as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery, Leckrone.


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

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

Michael Vincler, 73, of Juniata, died Tuesday morning in Connellsville hospital.  He was admitted February 5th.
Mr. Vincler is survived by six children and one sister, Mrs. Anne Gumro, Mrs. Frank Brown and Mrs. Earl Chambers of Uniontown; John and Mike, at home; Paul, of New Kensington and George, of Cleveland, O.
Funeral services to be held Friday morning.
(died 10 February 1931)


Eli VINSICK ( -1965)

VINSICK, ELI— Age 82 years of Whitsett, Pa., died Monday, April 5, 1965 in the Uniontown Hospital at 10:30 p.m. He is survived by two sons, Paul Vinsick of Whitsett and George Vinsick of Lowber, Pa.; eleven grandchildren; ten great- grandchildren. Friends are being received in the Blair Funeral Home, Perryopolis, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Walter Herron officiating. Interment will be in the West Newton Cemetery.


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

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Rosario VISCONTI ( -1944)

ROSARIO VISCONTI

  Rosario Visconti, 76 years old of Dunbar, died at noon Sunday at Connellsville State Hospital of complications. He had been a beer distributor for a number of years. Surviving are one son, Albert of Pittsburgh and three grandchildren. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning with the cortège meeting at the home at 9 o'clock and requiem High Mass being celebrated at St Aloysius R. C. Church in charge of Rev. J. C. Fitzpatrick, pastor. Burial will be made in the church cemetery in charge of J. T. Burhans.


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

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Pvt. Fred VISHNIFSKY ( -1918)

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

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

Other soldiers are listed before and after.

   Private Fred Vishnifsky, Davidson works, died September 28, wounds.


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

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John VISLOSKY (1899-1967)

JOHN VISLOSKY

   John Vislosky, 68, of Beallsville, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday in Washington Hospital after a short illness. He was born Feb. 11, 1899, in Litmanova, Czechoslovakia, a son of the late Alexander and Christina Ohlan Vislosky. He came to the United States in 1904. A member of St. Nicholas G. C. Church of Brownsville, he was retired assistant mine foreman for the Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp. Vesta No. 5 Mine. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Karol Stemock Vislosky; three sons; four daughters, 20 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers, including Mike of Fredericktown, and three sisters, including Mrs. Mary Pyma of New Salem, R. D. A prayer service will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Skirpan funeral home, Brownsville, followed by divine liturgy at 9 a.m. in St. Nicholas G. C. Church. Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, June 13, 1967, page 11, column 3

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

Frank Visnesky, aged 74, died at 12:30 Saturday morning, January 22, 1938, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Stella Kasovich, House 354, at Colonial No. 3, after a several weeks' illness.  In addition to Mrs. Kasovich, he is survived by the following children:  Mrs. Pearl Waliniski, Chicago; Stanley, Crucible; Steve, Allison, and Michael, Andrew, William and Felix, all of Palmer, and Mrs. Helen Kasovich, of Rowes Run.  He also leaves 29 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 Tuesday morning with high mass to be said in St. Cecelia's R. C. church, Grindstone with Rev. Fr. Idzid as ????
(balance of obit is missing)


Nick VITCHOCK ( -1938)

NICK VITCHOCK

   An illness of complications terminated in death Tuesday morning, July 5, 1938, for Nick Vitchock, aged 64 years, who died at 10:10, in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Anna Grzesiak, House 719, Tower Hill. His wife preceded him in death twenty years ago. The following children survive: Mrs. Caroline Carter, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Mary Bush, Pittsburgh; John, at home, and Mrs. Anna Grzesiak, Tower Hill. Eight grandchildren also survive, as does one brother in Europe. Funeral arrangements are not yet complete.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, July 6, 1938, page 7, column 2

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

JOHN VITIKACS
John Vitikacs, Sr., aged 51 years and eight months, passed away in St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh, at 3:43 Tuesday afternoon, October 26, 1937, following an extended illness. He resided in House 48, Briar Hill,
Surviving are the widow, Anna, and the following children; Mrs. Mary Baluch, Newark, N.J.; Mrs. Veronica Stash, Struthers, O.; Mrs. Margaret Kosarek, New York City; John Jr. at home; Agnes, in New York, and Frederick, at home. Four grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services are incomplete
Submitter note: (Maiden name SEFCIK. Family plot LaFayette)


Giovanni VITTI ( -1974)

VITTI, GIOVANNI (John)— Friends are being received in the Victor A. DeCarlo Funeral Home, 136 N. Gallatin Ave., until 8:15 this morning at which time short prayers will be held followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Therese R.C. Church at 9 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Nicholas [illegible] Thomas as celebrant. Burial will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, August 24, 1974, page 15, column 8

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Joseph Roy VIVIO (1927-1996)

JOSEPH ROY VIVIO

   Joseph Roy Vivio, 68, of Vanderbilt, R.D. 1, died Sunday, May 26, 1996, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. He was born on Oct. 27, 1927, in Monessen, Pa., the son of the late August and Jennie Rose Vivio. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a twin brother, James Vivio; his stepmother, Mary Dentino Vivio; and a stepsister, Alberta Sebastian. Mr. Vivio was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army. He was a retired employee of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Company at the Monessen Plant. Surviving are his wife, Olive M. (Hissom) Vivio; one son, David, ad wife, Dolores Vivio of West Newton; three daughters, Maxine Denitti of Smithton, Susan and husband, Michael Novak of Macedonia, Ohio, and Ruth and husband, John Tiernan of West Newton, Pa.; nine granddaughters; two grandsons, two great-granddaughters; one brother, Ronald Vivio of Monessen, Pa.; and one sister, Rose Feirari of Atco, N.J. Friends will be received in the HOWARD W. MCCRORY FUNERAL HOME, Fayette City, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 11 a.m., the hour of services, in the funeral home, with the Elder William J. Mines of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Fayette City, Pa., officiating. Interment in the Olive Branch Cemetery, Rostraver Township.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1996

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Julia A. VIZDOSH (1904-2000)

   Julia A. Vizdosh, 95, of Waynesburg, Pa., and formerly of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Saturday, April 8, 2000, in Beverly HealthCare, Waynesburg. She was born December 13, 1904, in Dunbar, Pa., daughter of Joseph Vizdosh and Julia Takac Vizdosh. She was a member of St. Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church in Uniontown and was retired from the Bureau of Employment Security where she worked as a secretary in the Field Accounting Department. Four sisters, Helen Kollar, Mary Malvizzi, Anna Moorhouse, Agnes Wilson, and her parents are deceased. Surviving are her nieces: Anna Beall Kocan of Scottdale, Pa., Joann W. Owens of Waynesburg, Pa., Norma Jean Malvizzi of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Virginia Seifert of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a nephew, James J. Moorhouse of Pittsburgh; several greatnieces, greatnephews, great-greatnieces and great- greatnephews. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME AT 71 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, UNIONTOWN, Pa., on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, April 12, until 10:30 a.m. when a Blessing Service will be held. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 11 a.m. in St. Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church, Uniontown. Interment will follow in St. Mary (Nativity) Church Cemetery, Uniontown.


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 10, 2000

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Annie Gardner VOGEL ( -1917)

MRS. ANNIE VOGEL

   Mrs. Annie Gardner Vogel died Thursday at her home at Moxam, Pa., following a lingering illness. She was the mother of Paul Vogel of Connellsville.


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

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Edith V. Altman VOITHOFER (1907-1996)

EDITH V. VOITHOFER

   Edith V. Altman Voithofer, 88, of Masontown, Pa., died Saturday, April 13, 1996, in Sumey Personal Care Home, McClellandtown, Pa. She was born July 22, 1907, in Masontown, Pa., daughter of Lowry and Pleasant Clevenger Altman. Edith was a member of Masontown United Methodist Church, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary of Masontown, and Pals Social Ladies Auxiliary in Masontown. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Edward J. Voithofer in 1980, a brother, Thurman Altman, and a sister, Gladys Dayton. Surviving are a daughter, Betty Livengood, two grandchildren, Mrs. Joseph (Judy) Comforti and Mark Livengood, a great-granddaughter, Kristi Jo Comforti, and a niece, Edna Dawson, all of Masontown, Pa. Friends will be received in the GRANT R. TOWNSEND & SON FUNERAL HOME, 220 South Main St., Masontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, April 15, until 1 p.m., the hour of service, with Rev. Robert George officiating. Interment will follow in Green Dale Cemetery, Masontown R.


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

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Pauline VOJTEK ( -1935)

PAULINE VOJTEK

   Pauline, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Vojtek, 21 House, Miller Farm, died at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, April 16, 1935. Death followed a brief illness of pneumonia. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon in St. Procopius R. C. church, New Salem, by the pastor, Rev. Fr. J. J. Skrak. Burial in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 18, 1935, page 5, column 5

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George VONOVICH ( -1921)

MURDERER’S GUN
ROBS CHRISTMAS
OF ALL ITS JOY

Edenborn Greek, Father of
Five, Killed on Eve of
Festal Day.

SLAYER MAKES ESCAPE

Turkey Roasted, Cake Baked, NearlyEverything Ready for the Feast When Grim Tragedy Stalks on Scene
  to Spoil It All; Had Been Drinking.

   Today, Greek Christmas was to have been an occasion of joy in the home of George Vonovich, a miner at Edenborn. Elaborate preparations had been made for the feast for Vonovich, his wife and five children. Instead it was a day of deepest gloom. Vonovich lay dead at a morgue in Uniontown, the victim of a bullet said to have been fired by Albert Temsrovic, a boarder, during an argument that rose at the supper table last evening. Vonovich died at 2:15 this morning at the Uniontown hospital. The alleged slayer escaped. Vonovich and Temsrovic and a number of other men were seated about a table. It is said they had been drinking. Incensed at a remark Vonovich is said to have made Temsrovic leaped to his feet, shouted “You will not live to say that again to me” and fired two shots, one of which struck Vonovich in the right side. Everything was ready for the Christmas dinner. A turkey had been roasted; fruit cake baked and the dishes that go to make up a dinner were in the course of preparation. Of the children left fatherless the oldest is six years and the youngest two months. Vonovich was 33 years old, Temsrovic is 35


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Evening, January 7, 1921, page 1, column 7


WOMAN FOREMAN
OF CORONER JURY,
3 CASES HEARD

   A mixed jury with a woman as foreman disposed of three cases in recent time yesterday afternoon at inquests conducted by Coroner S. H. Baum. In each instance it was found that the deceased met his death at the hand or hands of unknown parties. There had been no arrests in any of the cases and the only witness to testify was D. H. H. Heise, pathologist at the Uniontown hospital, who conducted the post mortem examinations for D. S. H. Baum.

   Mike Nicklich, of Allison, died in the Uniontown hospital Jan. 1, 1921, from a hemorrhage caused from a fractured skull. He was admitted to the hospital from the police station.

   James L. Williams, of Lemont Furnace, died in Connellsville on December 27 last from a bullet wounds in the abdomen believed to have been self inflicted.

   George Vonovich, of Edenborn, died January 7, last, in the Uniontown hospital from bullet wounds in the abdomen believed to have been self inflicted.

   Miss H. S. Carroll, assistant county superintendent of schools, was elected foreman of the jury which consisted of Miss L. E. Ridgway, of the recorder’s office, Miss E. L. Wilson, Dr. Baum’s deputy coroner, and C. D. Harader, A. R. Duncan and J. L. Heckiel. The women members of the jury needed no coaching to render their verdicts, each being of the same opinion and saying “no other verdict could be rendered under the circumstances.”


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 24, 1921, page 8, column 4

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bullet Alexander M. VOIT died in 1924. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

VOIT, ALEXANDER M.
Courier  Thurs.  April 10, 1924


bullet Fred VOITHOFER Jr. died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Fred Voithofer, Jr., 30, died at 11 o'clock Sunday morning, May 30, 1937, in the home of his parents, House 10, Edenborn.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Voithofer, Sr.; a brother, Louis Palmer, and a sister, Margaret Voithofer, at home.
Mass will be solemnized at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning in All Saints church, Masontown, in charge of Rev. Fr. Francis Kolb.  Burial will be in St. Agnes cemetery, Leckrone.


Mary K. VOJTKOFSKY ( -2005)

Mary K. Vojtkofsky 83 years of age of Cleveland, Ohio, beloved wife of the late Albert, dearest mother of Dorothy A. Bryson, Edward, Albert, Paul and Richard Vojtkofsky, dear sister of Barbara Rogula, Ann Grimm, Julia Smith and other brothers and sisters deceased, devoted grandmother of 19 and great-grandmother of 24, has passed away. Visitation will be held in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME, 19 Legion St., Republic, Pa., on Saturday from 9 to 9:30 a.m., when a prayer service will be held, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in The Church of Madonna, Cardale, Pa., with the Rev. Father Stephen Bugay as Celebrant. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, May 13, 2005

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John J. VOLEK ( -1962)

J. J. VOLEK

   John J. Volek, 54, of Smithfield, R. D. 3, died unexpectedly Wednesday in Vincent Pallotti Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va. He was a member of St. Hubert's R. C. Church of Point Marion and U.M.W.A. Local No. 6321. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Videt Martin Volek; four sons, Alex K. and John A. of Smithfield, R. D. 3; Harold M. of York Run and Leonard E. at home; a daughter, Mrs. Ed (Dolores) Beck of Merrittstown; three brothers, including Anthony of Balsinger; four sisters, including Mrs. Flora Smith of Masontown, and 10 grandchildren. A brief service will be held in the Herod funeral home, Point Marion, followed by requiem high mass at 9 a.m. in St. Hubert's R. C. Church, with Rev. Andrew B. Horvath as celebrant. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, December 14, 1962, page 4, column 4

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Julia Ducar VOLEK (1917-2003)

JULIA DUCAR VOLEK, 86, of Smock, Pa., passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2003 with her family by her side at Uniontown Hospital. She was born February 22, 1917 in Mt. Braddock, Pa., the daughter of the late John and Julia Hutnik Ducar. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Volek in January of 1977, a brother Stephen and a sister Mary. She was a member of St. Hedwig's Roman Catholic Church of Smock, Pa. She is survived by her sons, Thomas Volek and wife Sharon of Uniontown, Robert Volek and wife Mary Beth of Perryopolis and her devoted daughter Julia Ann with whom she resided; three special grandsons whom she dearly idolized (all her buddies) Jarred, Stephen and Bryan Volek; a brother John Ducar and wife Sophie; sisters Theresa Ducar, Anna Mucci, Helen Curcio and husband Joseph, Margaret Wolosky and husband John, Irene Verbanic and husband Richard and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC. AT SYLVAN HEIGHTS CEMETERY, A Dignity Memorial Provider, 603 N. Gallatin Ave. Exit Uniontown today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until 9:15 a.m. Thursday when prayers will be said, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., at St. Hedwig's Roman Catholic Church in Smock with Fr. John A. Sedlak as Celebrant. Interment to follow at St. Hedwig's Cemetery, Smock.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, August 13, 2003

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Pauline M. Pikofsky VOLEK (1937-2006)

   Pauline M. (Pikofsky) Volek, age 69, of York Run (Uniontown R.D.), Fayette County, Pa., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, March 24, 2006. She was born January 15, 1937, in York Run, Pa., the daughter of Joseph P. Pikofsky and Helen D. (Brisky) Pikofsky. She graduated from Georges Township High School, Fayette County, Pa., in 1954. She attended the High House Church of God in Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa. Pauline was last employed at Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia, and previously employed at the Boston Shoe Store in Uniontown, Pa. She also was a caregiver to her mother, Helen, for many years. Pauline was a dedicated, devoted and loving mother. She saw that nothing separated her children from her. She is greatly admired as a tower of strength to her family. Pauline will always be remembered as a person who gave everything she had to others. She will be greatly missed by her children, family and friends. She was a blessing to everyone. She was preceded in death by her husband of 26 years, Harold M. "Mike" Volek, her father, Joseph P. Pikofsky, and her mother, Helen D. (Brisky) Pikofsky. She is survived by her children: Michelle Volek, who has for the past several years been a devoted caregiver, Timmy Volek and his wife, Tracy Volek, and Michael J. Volek, all of York Run; her grandchildren: Kathleen (Volek) Jordan and her husband, John Jordan, Michael J. Volek, II and Tara Nicklow, Joseph P. Volek and Tiffany Nicklow, and Caleb Volek. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren: Kaitlyn and Phillip Jordan, Taylor and Eva Nicklow, Jenna Volek, and Abigail Strosnider. Family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa., today and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Visitation continues in the HIGH HOUSE CHURCH OF GOD, Walnut Hill Road, Smithfield, Pa., on Tuesday, March 28, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Services will begin at 11 a.m. with Pastor Archie Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Fairchance, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, March 26, 2006

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Rose J. Kois VOLEK (1911-1994)

ROSE J. VOLEK

   Rose Josephine Kois Volek, 82, of McClellandtown, died Tuesday, April 26, 1994, in Mon General Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. She was born Sept. 23, 1911, in Buffington, daughter of the late George and Anna Baniecki Kois. She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, St. Joseph Christian Mothers, where she was the past secretary, and past secretary of the Polish Highlands Circle #14. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Anthony M. Volek in 1987; sisters, Alyce Kois Kubica and Mary Sipos; and a brother, Charles Kois. Surviving are two daughters, Anne Marie Volek at home and a daughter and son-in- law, William (Nancy) Ross of Uniontown R.D. 3; brothers and sisters, Ann Wydra-Paciorek of Payless Park, Ill., Josephine Sredinski of Uniontown R.D. 3, Nellie Essiling of Laporte, Ind., Carolyn Carpinski of Carlsbad, Calif., George Kois of Uniontown, John Kois of Messmore, Joseph Kois of Mentor, Ohio, Jake Kois of Warren, Ohio, Adam Kois of Westfield, N.J., and Stanley Kois of Laporte, Ind. Friends will be received in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH FUNERAL HOME, Corner of Church and Rivers Ave., on Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday until at 11:30 a.m., when a prayer service will be held followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon in St. Joseph R.C. Church, Uniontown, with Fr. Joseph … (remainder of article is missing)


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1994

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John VOLESKO ( -1953)

JOHN VOLESKO

   John Volesko, 68, died at his home at Lemont Furnace at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning after a brief illness. He was a member of St. John’s G. C. Church, Greek Catholic Union Branch No. 210 of Dunbar and Lemont Furnace Local 6324, UMW. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Volesko, 10 children, Mrs. Anna Saluga of Lemont Furnace, Mrs. Elizabeth Youler of Monongahela, Mrs. Alice Saxon of Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Violet Staines of Connellsville, Stephen of Donora, Mrs. Helen Grant of Lemont Furnace, Robert of Uniontown, Mrs. Pearl Bogol of Detroit, Mich., and Marian and Kathy at home; 24 grandchildren, a great- grandchild, and a sister, Anna, in Czechoslovakia. The body was taken to the Haky funeral home.


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

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

Mrs. Frances Volk, aged 55 years, died at 11:20 o'clock Saturday night, June 8, 1935, in her home, West Masontown, following a lingering illness.  She is survived by two children.
Funeral services will be conducted in the family residence at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning.  Burial in Glendale ????
(balance of obit is missing)


John A. VOLK, Jr. (1914-1996)

JOHN A. VOLK JR.

   John A. Volk Jr., 81, of Masontown, died Monday, March 18, 1996, in Fayette Health Care Center, Uniontown. He was born July 1, 1914, in Filbert, the son of the late John and Susan Hartman Volk Sr. he was a retired coal miner with U.S. Steel Corporation, Robena Mine, U.M.W.A. Local 6321. Mr. Volk was a member of All Saints R.C. Church and the SMPJ Lodge of Clarksville. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet in 1987; and a sister, Eva Volk. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Sophia O’Lear Volk; the following children, John Volk of Hanover, Pa., Joseph Volk of Hopwood, Pa., and Mrs. Paul (Joyce) Bowers of Uniontown; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother Joseph Volk of Baltimore, Md.; and a sister, Mary Oblak of Phoenix, Ariz. Friends will be received in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH JR. FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church & River Aves., Masontown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 9 a.m., when a prayer service will be held, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m., in All Saints R.C. Church, with the Rev. Fr. John A. Sedlak as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. A Parish Wake Service will be held today at 2:30 p.m. Christian Mothers will recite the rosary following the wake.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1996

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Louis VOLPE (1910-1994)

LOUIS VOLPE

   Louis Volpe, 84, of 142 Lincoln St., Cokeburg, died early Sunday morning in McMurray Hills Manor, McMurray, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Mary Zambarda Volpe whom he married Nov. 27, 1935; one daughter, Mrs. Rose Marie Volpe Malik and her husband, Adam, of Middletown, N.Y.; one son, Louis B. Volpe of Redford, Mich.; four grandsons; one granddaughter; four great- grandchildren; one brother, Benny Volpe of Dearborn, Mich.; five sisters, Florence Franchi of Redford, Mich., Jeanette Bernardi of Dearborn Heights, Mich., Sal Tripoli of Redford, Mich., Jennie Urso of Wellsburg, W. Va., and Mary Tulle of Burgettstown, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main St., Bentleyville, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday until 10 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– June 6, 1910
   Died—– November 27, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1994

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Anna VOLTE ( -1928)

ANNA VOLTE

   Mrs. Anna Volte, aged 35 years, died suddenly at her home in Point Marion, Tuesday, November 20, 1928, after an attack of heart trouble. Mrs. Volte weighed 300 pounds. She is survived by her husband, Marian; two sons, three daughters, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louie Staas of Mount Braddock, and the following brothers and sisters: Nick, Frank, Tony, Samuel, Lillian, Louise and Marie, all at home. Funeral services will be held in the Staas home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, followed by additional services in St. Theresa R. C. church, Uniontown. Burial will be in Park Place cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, November 21, 1928, page 15, column 3

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Katherine 'Kit' Provance VOSBURGH ( -1975)

VOSBURGH, KATHERINE (KIT) PROVANCE— Aged 80 years of Pt. Marion, Pa., died Sunday, August 16, 1975 in the University Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va. She was born in Masontown the daughter of the late, Theron S. and Cora B. McIntyre Provance. She was a member of the Ivanhoe Chapter 10, O.E.S. of Hartford, Conn. of which she was a fifty year member. She was a former employee of the L. J. Houze Glass Corp. and a member of the Pt. Marion United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, James and Theron Provance and a sister, Mrs. Effie Condon. Surviving are thirteen nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends in the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, of Pt. Marion today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until Wednesday at 11 a.m. the hour of service. Vinson R. Adkins, minister, will officiate. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Masontown, Pa. O.W.S. Ritualistic Services will be held this evening at 7:30 by the Ideal Chapter. No. 213 of Masontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, August 19, 1975

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

VOSCHECK, MARY
Mrs. Mary VOSCHECK, 60 years old, died at her home in Youngstown, Ohio, Thursday morning following a lingering illness.  Mrs. VOSCHECK was a resident of Connellsville until about three years ago when she moved to Youngstown.  She was the (rest cut off)  Connellsville Courier  Thurs. 3-12-1925


Johanna VOYTCECHOVSKY ( -1938)

JOHANNA VOYTCECHOVSKY

   Mrs. Johanna Voytcechovsky, aged 79, died at 6 o’clock Sunday morning, September 18, 1938, at the home in House 59 at Continental No. 2, after a long illness. Surviving are the following children: Joseph, of Chicago; Mrs. Catherine Skocik, Continental 2; Mrs. Margaret Vrabel, Smock; Mrs. Anna Gates, Fairchance; Mrs. Sophia Buda, Chicago; Stephen, with whom she made her home; 31 grandchildren and six great grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Theresa Kubacko, Brownsville. Short funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 Wednesday morning at the home, followed by requiem mass in St. Mary’s R. C. church. Rev. Fr. John Blazic will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery, in charge of the Haky funeral directors.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, September 19, 1938, page 4, column 2

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Joseph C. VOYTEK (1926-1994)

VOYTEK, JOSEPH C.— Friends will be received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, June 22, at 10 a.m. in St. Procopius R.C. Church, New Salem, with Rev. Fr. Walter N. Bratus as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at graveside by New Salem American Legion Post 753. Parish Wake Service today at 8 p.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– April 24, 1926
   Died—– June 19, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1994

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Evelyn Eva VRESCAK ( -1997)

EVELYN E. VRESCAK

   Evelyn Eva Vrescak, 78, of Charleroi, Pa., died Tuesday, April 22, 1997, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, George and Walda Mae Vrescak of Long Branch; six grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; one sister, Wilma Sutovich of Harrisburg, Pa.; and two brothers, Paul Yewusiak and Theodore Walter Yewusiak, both of Charleroi. Friends will be received in the Ed Melenyzer Funeral Homes, Inc., 825 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, on Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m., and Friday, April 25, 1997 until 9 a.m., the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1997

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John VROBLE ( -1944)

JOHN VROBLE

   John Vroble, 67 years old, of Victoria, between Perryopolis and Star Junction, died at 2:45 o’clock Monday afternoon at his home after an extended illness. Surviving are his widow, four sons, George, Peter, Joseph and John, Jr., all in the armed forces, and three daughters, Mary, Margaret and Anna at home. There is one grandchild.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, November 7, 1944, page 2, column 5

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Mary Hegedus VULETTA (1903-1996)

MARY H. VULETTA

   Mary Hegedus Vuletta, 91, of North Huntingdon and formerly of Adamsburg died Friday, Feb. 9, in Baldock Health Care Centre, North Huntingdon. She is survived by 13 children, Paul Vuletta and Peter Vuletta both of North Huntingdon, Steve Vuletta of Puyallup, Wash., Joseph Vuletta of Kennewick, Wash., Samuel Vuletta of Valley Station, Ky., Daniel Vuletta of Radcliff, Ky., Mary Vuletta Zaveral of New Stanton, Helen Vuletta Piovesan of North Huntingdon, Anne Vuletta Matovich of Westmoreland City, Julie Vuletta Cruder of Greensburg, Sophia Vuletta Kotok of Jeannette, Mildred Vuletta Borosky of Herminie, and Patricia Vuletta Benn of Hawaii; a brother, John Hegedus of Ruffsdale; a sister, Elizabeth Brodak of Mount Pleasant; 36 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Services and interment were held Tuesday, Feb. 13, under direction of the Vincent V. Rodgers Funeral Home, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– May 11, 1903
   Died—– February 9, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1996

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Margaret R. Rigda VUNJAK (1920-1994)

MARGARET R. VUNJAK

   Margaret Rigda Vunjak, 73, of Clarksville and a native of Besco, Washington County, Pa., died Sunday in Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, Va. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Shirley) Feese of Winchester, Va., and Mrs. Irv (Diana) Zetlin of Arlington, Va.; two grandsons; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; one sister, Ann Rigda Magda, and one brother, Edward Rigda, both of Besco, Pa. The family will receive friends in the Behm Funeral Home Inc., Route 188, Jefferson, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friends are also invited by the family to meet in Greene County Memorial Park on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– March 10, 1920
   Died—– August 7, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1994

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