RONALD JAMES HERAK
Ronald James Herak, 49, of North Huntingdon, died Monday, March 6, 2000, at Monsour Medical Center, Jeannette. He was born Sept. 8, 1950, in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of John Jr. and Caroline (Hulina) Herak of North Huntingdon. He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth John Herak. He was employed as an electronic assembler at Contraves Co., Keystone Commons Building, East Pittsburgh. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Also, he was a member of the Guthrie F&AM #759 of Pleasant Hills; played as a musician in the "Barons," a Pittsburgh variety band; and was a member of ASERB. Friends will be received at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Jonathan P. Hardt officiating. Interment in the New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. Masonic services will be held Thursday at 8 p.m.
FRANK C. KRISNOSKY
Frank C. Krisnosky, 80, formerly of Penn, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born June 8, 1919, in Penn, a son of the late Felix and Valeria Zeblewski Krisnosky. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Westinghouse Electric in Trafford. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and he was a member of St. Boniface Church, Penn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Durden Krisnosky; two sisters; and three brothers. He is survived by two sons, Daniel of Penn and Stephen of Greensburg; two daughters, Patricia Ann Troglio and her husband, John, of Greensburg and Virginia Cook and her husband, Leroy, of Evans, Ga.; five grandchildren, Lisa, Lee, Kristi, Matthew and Kelly; a great-granddaughter, Jenna; and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitation. Funeral Mass and interment will be private. The MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Jeannette, is in charge of arrangements.
THOMAS W. KUHN
Thomas W. Kuhn, 64, of Alverton, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at home. He was born Dec. 19, 1935, a son of the late Samuel G. and Anna Samudosky Kuhn. He was a member of the Harvest Community Church of God in Latrobe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Burke Kuhn. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Linda Mohr Kuhn of Alverton; a daughter, Debra Sue and her husband, James Robert Pocky, of Alverton; two brothers, John E. Kuhn of Alverton and Donald S. Kuhn of Mt. Pleasant; and a sister, Shirley Fisher of Bloomdale, Ohio. A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 9, at 5 p.m. in the Harvest Community Church of God, Route 981, Latrobe, with Pastor Rob Allison officiating.
HELEN (JONES) MURRAY
Helen (Jones) Murray, 74, of Turtle Creek, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000. Beloved wife of the late Daniel J. Murray. Loving mother of Donna L. Barber and her husband, Dan, Janet L. Johnson and her late husband, Ed, and Daniel R. Murray and his wife, Eileen. Grandmother of Jodi and Andrew Barber, Brian Johnson, Connie and Kevin Murray. Sister of William R. Ferguson and James E. Jones. Friends will be received Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN L. QUINLAN FUNERAL HOME INC., 11th and Airbrake avenues, Turtle Creek, where service will be held Friday at 10 a.m.
John Simko, of West Mifflin, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000. He was born March 19, 1908, in Duquesne, a son of the late John and Anna Zajac Simko. Husband of the late Helen Vastog Simko. Survived by a son, Rudolph Simko of Jefferson Hills; grandsons, Jack Simko of Woburn, Mass., David Simko of Mechanicsburg and Thomas Simko of Canton, Mich.; great-granddaughters, Jourdan, Rachel and Caroline; and sisters, Mary Sitko and Margaret Dulina, both of Glassport. He was a retired employee of U.S. Steel Duquesne Works and a member of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM S. SKOVRANKO MEMORIAL HOME, Richford and Commonwealth avenues, Duquesne, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Blessing service at the memorial home Friday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Liturgy at 10 a.m. in SS. Peter and Paul B.C. Church with Monsignor William Levkulic as celebrant. Interment will follow in New St. Joseph's Cemetery, North Versailles. Panachida service at the memorial home Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to SS. Peter and Paul Church.
JAMES M. TAYLOR
James M. Taylor, 74, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born June 10, 1925, in Jeannette, a son of the late David F. and Beulah Murray Taylor. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Youngwood. He served in the 45th Division of the 179 Regiment (Thunderbirds) of the U.S. Army during World War II in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. He was a retired disabled veteran. He was a life member of the Greensburg VFW Post 33, a member and officer of the former American Legion #975, and a member of AARP. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Caldwell; two brothers, William and Jack Taylor; and a twin sister, Betty Jean Taylor. He is survived by his wife, F. Annabelle (Lohr) Taylor of Greensburg; daughters, Deborah Ann Prinkey Christner of Youngwood and Mrs. Mark (Sharon Lee) Beezer of Margate, Fla.; a son, David James "Otis" Taylor of Greensburg; two grandchildren, Kristina Marie Prinkey and James Calvin Prinkey Jr.; two stepgrandchildren, Mark Beezer Jr. and Pfc. Matthew J. Beezer; a sister, Margaret Walton of Greensburg; and his buddy, Shadow. Friends will be received Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood, where funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David S. Jack officiating. Interment Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Laurel Mountains Chapter, 1011 Old Salem Road, Greensburg, PA 15601.
JOYCE P. BEVERLY WALSH
Joyce P. Beverly Walsh, 61, of Moultrie, Ga., died Monday, March 6, 2000, in Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Georgia. She was born May 25, 1938, in Lake County, Fla. She was a homemaker and of the Christian faith. She is survived by her husband, Charles H. Walsh of Moultrie, Ga.; her mother and stepfather, Vera Weeks Griffin and Willie J. Griffin of Moultrie, Ga.; three sons, Mark C. Walsh of Jacksonville, Fla., Drew A. Walsh of Orlando, Fla., and Dane R. Walsh of Weirsdale, Fla.; three brothers, Jack Beverly of Jacksonville, Fla., Cecil Beverly of the state of Washington, and Bill Beverly of Norman Park, Ga.; and a granddaughter, Crystal Walsh of Greensburg. Friends will be received Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the COBB FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2441 Camilla Highway, Moultrie, Ga., where funeral service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Claude Richardson officiating. Interment Cobb-Suncrest Memorial Gardens.
JOHN E. WINTERS
John E. Winters, 89, of North Braddock, died Monday, March 6, 2000, in Braddock Hospital. He was born Feb. 5, 1911, in North Braddock, a son of the late James and Mae Manning Winters. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Conrail as a clerk. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Winters; and a sister, Mae Winters. He is survived by his wife, Martha Bennett Winters; two sons, Jack B. of Canton, Ohio, and Robert J. Winters of Plum Borough; a daughter, Donna Mitchell of North Huntingdon; a sister, Mildred Trembley of Farmington, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, followed by interment in Churchill Cemetery.
ANTONIA (BUKOVAC) YANKOWSKI
Antonia "Toni-Tonika" (Bukovac) Yankowski, 83, of Wilmerding, died Monday, March 6, 2000. A daughter of the late Andrew and Stella (Karas) Bukovac. Wife of the late Adam "Fagan" Yankowski. Mother of Dolores "Dolly" Zych, James "Sonny" Yankowski, and Robert "Bob-Yanko" (Donna) Yankowski. Sister of Catherine Nash, Clara Petrocelli, George and Andy Bukovac, and the late Vera Little and Anna Lapatta. Also six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services in the funeral home Friday at 9 a.m., followed by services in St. Jude the Apostle Church at 10 a.m.
ROBERT V. ANDREWSON
Robert V. Andrewson, 70, of Miramar, Fla., formerly of Herminie, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, in Lakeland, Fla. He was born July 18, 1929, a son of the late Vincent and Rose Serro Andrewson. He graduated in 1947 from Sewickley Area High School. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Larue Cash Andrewson; three sons, Jim Smith and grandsons, Jimmy and Jason Smith of Atlanta, Ga., Vincent of Miami, Fla. and Tony of Boynton Beach, Fla.; a brother, Donald Andrewson of Wendel; and two sisters, Margaret McCarthy of Greensburg and Shirley Bailley of North Huntingdon. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 11, at 11 a.m. in St. Bart's Church, Miramar, Fla.
AGNES M. BACAN
Agnes M. Bacan, 78, of Greensburg, died Monday, March 6, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born May 2, 1921, in Whitney, Pa., a daughter of Earl "Pete" and Esther Dick May. She was retired from the printing business and had worked for various printing companies in Greensburg. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Youngwood. Also, she was past governor of the Quota Club, past president of the Business and Professional Women's Association of Greensburg, and past chairperson of the Ladies Auxiliary Board with the Westmoreland Regional Hospital. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Regina Louise. Surviving are her husband, John P. Bacan; grandchildren, Rebecca A. Bacan and Kenneth D. Bacan and wife, Pamela; and a great-granddaughter, Riley, of Greensburg; a daughter, Lillie Davis and husband, Arthur, of Export; brothers, Earl May Jr. of Coudersport and Dean May of Latrobe; and a sister, Donna Woodward of Armbrust. Also several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Services will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Merritt Edner officiating. Interment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions to either the Christ United Methodist Church, 100 Lincoln Ave., Youngwood, or the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 555 Grant St., #425, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
THE REV. RAYMOND BAKER
The Rev. Raymond Baker, 62, of Ligonier, died Monday, March 6, 2000, at Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born Sept. 14, 1937, in Paint Township, Somerset County, a son of the late Irvin and Iva Holsopple Baker. He was employed as an electronics engineer for Bio-Control in Indiana, Pa. He was a member of the New Life Community Church in Derry. The Rev. Baker was an ordained nondenominational minister. Ray's life centered around his family, serving his Lord, and living a Godly life. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Ida Mae Watts Baker; three daughters, Mrs. Frederick (Sharon) Langhans of Warrenton, Va., Mrs. Dean (Suzanne) Huval of Scott, La., and Mrs. Marjorie Frost of Seattle, Wash.; two sons, Steven (and wife, Maureen) Baker of Forest Hill, Md., and Scott Baker of Felton, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Fredrick (Linda) Burdt of Livonia, Mich.; three stepsons, Bernard (and wife, Ruby) Houck of Mission Beach, Calif., Steven (and wife, Stacy) Houck of San Clemente, Calif., and Melvin (and wife, Kerry) Machovec of Forest Hill, Md.; and 22 grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Ann Baublitz Baker, in 1983; three sisters and two brothers. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier. Service will be held in the funeral home Thursday, March 9, at 11 a.m. with Dr. Donn S. Chapman officiating. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium, Md. Memorial contributions to the Bethlen Home Activity Fund or Ligonier YMCA.
ROBERT R. BROWNE
Robert R. Browne, 78, of Jeannette, died Monday, March 6, 2000, in IHS of Greater Pittsburgh, Greensburg. He was born March 18, 1921, in Jeannette, the son of the late Raymond and Isabelle Mansfield Browne. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Robertson Trucking of Jeannette. After retirement, he drove a bus for the Penn-Trafford School District. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church of Jeannette, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a member of American Legion Post #344 of Jeannette, and Teamsters Local #30. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred A. Winfield Browne; and a sister, Dolores Boettner. He is survived by his wife, Vera Winfield Browne; a son, Dennis R. Browne of Mechanicsburg; a stepson, Gerald Hare and his wife, Joanne, of Greensburg; two stepdaughters, Nancy Maier and her husband, Joseph, of Penn and Lois Hensell of Adamsburg; six grandchildren, eight stepgrandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends received in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Martin R. Koss officiating. Interment with military rites will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. The Jeannette Combined Veterans will meet Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. to hold services in the funeral home.
CORRENE FAROUX BUSHEE
Correne Faroux Bushee, 62, of Jeannette, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at the home of her sister and brother-in-law in West Chester, Pa., after a long battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late Daniel J. Bushee of Green Tree, Pittsburgh, who died in 1969. She was born in Jeannette, a daughter of the late George and Dorothy Gunther Faroux. She was a graduate of Jeannette High School and Robert Morris Business College, and was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, Jeannette. She lived the past year in West Chester following surgery. She had been employed at J.C. Penney in Westmoreland Mall. She enjoyed flower gardening and needlework. She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Vivian and Fred McCormick of West Chester; a nephew, Brad McCormick and his family of Severna Park, Md.; an uncle, William Gunther of Jeannette; numerous cousins; and her beloved friend, Joseph Monstrola Sr. of Jeannette. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Church, Jeannette, with Father James Loew as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hempfield Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson Hospice, 130 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.