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Robert E. ADAMS

Mt. Pleasant

Robert E. Adams, 74, of Mt. Pleasant RD1 (Norvelt), died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born Sept. 29, 1927, in Carbon, a son of the late Norman Edward and Olive Blanche Henry Adams. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades Local Union 409. He was a member of the Slovene Cultural Group, the Slovene Heritage Association and also the Greensburg Pointer and Setter Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, David Klejka, in 1994. He was the loving husband of 47 years to Helen C. Clements Adams; the loving father of two children, Robert E. Adams Jr. and his wife, Debra, of Acme and Debra Klejka of Derry; grandfather of Jeremy Klejka and Tracey, Rebecca Bell and Christina Adams; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Avery and her husband, Carl, and family of Greensburg; and his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Mackovsek of Yukon. Friends will be received at the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home Sunday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the Brown Cemetery, Saltlick Township. Sandra L. Hoffer, funeral director.

Indiana County
Samuel R. Astolos Sr., 86, of Young Township, Indiana County, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, in the William Penn Care Center, Delmont. Born Aug. 1, 1915, in Conemaugh Township, he was a son of the late John and Mary Sharon Astolos. He lived most of his life in the Saltsburg area, where he worked in various coal mines. After 14 years of service with National Roll, Avonmore, he retired as a chipper and craneman in 1964. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Community Bible Church in Bolivar; Slovak Society in Pittsburgh; Saltsburg American Legion Post 57; Saltsburg Senior Citizens; and was a well-known Saltsburg area musician. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mae H. Himes Astolos, in 1984; a brother, Louis Astolos; half sister, Mary France; half brother, John Wensel; and a stepgreat-grandson, David Harkins. He is survived by a special friend, Mary Gliha of Iselin; two sons, Samuel R. Astolos Jr. of New Alexandria and Charles J. Astolos Sr. of Saltsburg; a daughter, Gay T. McCutcheon of Smithton; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the CURRAN FUNERAL HOME, 701 Salt St., Saltsburg, where services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Rex Lichtenfels officiating. Interment in Edgewood Cemetery, Saltsburg.

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