DR. WESLEY E. TROUT
Dr. Wesley E. Trout, chiropractor, 73, of Sunbury, formerly of Northumberland, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at 2:45 a.m. at his residence, following an extended illness. He was born Nov. 2, 1926, in Youngwood, a son of the late Jacob H. and Mildred L. (Albright) Trout. On July 16, 1945, he married the former B. Eleen Whetsel, who survives. His death breaks a marital union of nearly 55 years. Dr. Trout was a graduate of Youngwood High School and received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa. He then attended the New York Institute of Chiropractic for additional studies. He was co-founder and director of the Living Principles Program, which was designed to teach the principles and philosophy of chiropractic to doctors of chiropractic, their spouses and office staff. He and his wife traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada to present this program. Dr. Trout was actively involved in the conception of Sherman College of Chiropractic, Spartanburg, S.C., as well as the Pennsylvania College of Chiropractic, Levittown, and served on the board of regents of both schools for several years. He was also a charter member of the Life Fellowship of Pennsylvania and the Susquehanna Area Council for Chiropractic Education (S.A.C.C.E.) Inc. He received many awards throughout his career, including Chiropractor of the Year from S.A.C.C.E. in 1976. Dr. Trout was a member of the Sunbury Bible Church and Gideons International. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served at Clark Field on the island of Luzon, Phillipines, in the Army Corps of Engineers in air reconnaissance. Dr. Trout is survived by his wife, B. Eleen; a son, Dr. Gary Trout and wife, Kathy, of Mifflintown; two daughters, Dr. Cynthia G. Mickelson and husband, Dr. Steven of Fall Creek, Wis., and Lonna J. Koblick and husband, Ted, of Arlington, Va.; six grandchildren and their spouses; two great-grandsons; two brothers, Jacob Edward Trout and Robert Alan Trout, both of Youngwood; and a sister, Verda Hafer of Hunker. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Eleen; a granddaughter, Tammy Lynn Trout; a brother, U.S. Marshall Hurley Trout of Philadelphia; and two sisters, Mildred Rhodes and Verna Trout. Friends will be received Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. in the Sunbury Bible Church, Route 11 North, Northumberland, with Lay Pastor Kermit K. Kohl officiating (in the absence of the Rev. Marvin D. Apple). Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Sunbury Bible Church, RR1, Box 226, Northumberland, PA 17857, or Gideons International, P.O. Box 141, Sunbury, PA 17801. Funeral arrangements were made by the JERRE WIRT BLANK FUNERAL HOME INC., 309 Water St., Northumberland, PA 17857, (570) 473-7026.
CHARLES E. BRINK
Charles E. Brink, 76, of Rossiter, Pa., died Sunday, June 25, 2000, in his home. Born Oct. 11, 1923, in Westmoreland County, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brink. He is survived by his wife, Della Brink; a daughter, Ruth Kelly of Allison Park; and a son, Barry Brink of Pittsburgh. Preceded in death by his parents; a sister; and a brother. Friends will be received Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the WAYNE W. PIFER FUNERAL HOME, Punxsutawney. Funeral Monday at 1 p.m. Burial Lakelawn Cemetery, Punxsutawney.
WALTER K. BROTHERS
Walter K. Brothers, 89, of Scottdale, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at his residence. He was born Sept. 8, 1910, at Prittstown, Bullskin Township, a son of the late Charles C. and Nellie McGregor Brothers. Walter was a member of the Pennsville Baptist Church and was a student of the former Mudd School. Prior to his retirement, he was a coal miner having worked for the H.C. Frick Co. and the U.S. Steel Corp. Member of the U.M.W.A. and an avid hunter and fisherman. Walter is survived by his devoted wife, Agnes M. (Cale) Brothers, with whom he would have celebrated their 64th anniversary on Oct. 14; his loving children, Charles H. Brothers and wife, Janet, of Dunbar, David A. Brothers and wife, Dianne, of Butler, Evelyn Ruth Shupe and husband, Edwin, of Scottdale, and Janice E. Basinger and husband, Harry, of Connellsville; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Also several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Brothers and Ernest Brothers; and two sisters, Mary Youthers and Betty Belmont. Friends will be received at the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Robert H. Bixel officiating. Interment will follow at graveside in the Greenridge Memorial Cemetery.
FRANK FONTANA JR.
Frank "Hoppy" Fontana Jr., 76, of Harrison City, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, in his home. He was born Feb. 28, 1924, in Jeannette, a son of the late Frank Sr. and Mary Altier Fontana. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Penn Township Road Department. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Army Air Corps, a member of the Bushy Run American Legion Post #260 in Claridge, and the Diaz Club of Jeannette. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and George Fontana. Survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret Pierce Fontana; two sons, Larry and wife, Mary Fontana, of Pensacola, Fla., and Wayne and Connie Fontana of Penn Township; a brother, Joseph and wife, Eileen Fontana, of Jeannette; a granddaughter, Monica and husband, Scott May; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Harrison City, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Marks officiating. Interment will follow in Jeannette Memorial Park, Penn Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Three Rivers Family Hospice, 3029 Jacks Run Road, White Oak, PA 15131, or the American Cancer Society, 152 E. Otterman St., Greensburg, PA 15601.
BERTHA JOSEPHINE GOSSER
Bertha Josephine "Jo" Gosser, 91, of St. Marys, passed away Friday, June 23, 2000, at the Bethlen Home, Ligonier. She was born June 25, 1908, the daughter of the late Edward and Johanna Knouse Urbancic. She is survived by two sons, Robert C. Gosser of Pittsburgh and Richard A. Gosser of Ligonier; and an adopted brother, John Gerzina of Colorado. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Gosser; and three sisters. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the LYNCH-RADKOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 169 Center St., St. Marys. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in Sacred Heart Church, St. Marys, with Father Ananias, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Marys Cemetery.
CLYDE W. JONES
Clyde W. Jones, 92, of West Mifflin, on Sunday, June 25, 2000. He was a retired USX supervisor at the Edgar Thomson Works with over 49 years of service. He was a past member of the board of directors for over 30 years at the Edgar Thomson Works Federal Credit Union. He was the husband of the late Daisie Dora (Watson) Jones. Father of Dora Lee Evans of Munhall. Brother of Thomas C. Jones of New Jersey. Grandfather of Robin Evans, Lynn and husband, Gary Banyas and Sheri and husband, Douglas Brown. Great-grandfather of Christian, Rachel, Joshua, Nathan and Tyler. Friends will be received Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME, 3511 Main St., Munhall, where services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the UPMC Cancer Institute, 200 Lothrop St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
THOMAS EDWARD LASH
Thomas Edward Lash, 53, of Douglasville, Ga., died Friday, June 23, 2000. Mr. Lash was the son of Catherine Lash and the late George Lash. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Martha Miller. He was employed as a production manager at Plaspet of Florida. Mr. Lash was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Douglasville, and of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association. He is survived by his wife, Lonna-Jo Lash and a son, Aaron Lash, both of Douglasville; a daughter, Denae Dittman of Loganville, Ga.; four brothers, George Lash Jr. of Derry, Joe Lash of Irwin, and Dick and Bob Lash, both of Derry; three sisters, Carol Kelley of Smithton, Barbara DeFloria of Irwin and Catherine Kelley of Herminie; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Monday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the WHITLEY-GARNER AT ROSEHAVEN FUNERAL HOME, 8640 Rose Ave., Douglasville, Ga., where services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bill Holcomb officiating. Interment will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.
MARJORIE J. MARENCIK
Marjorie J. Marencik, 42, unexpectedly on Saturday, June 24, 2000, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Mary Jane Marencik. Sister of Donna M. Cunningham and husband, Gregory A., of Ephrata (Lancaster County) and Richard M. Marencik and wife, Kathryn, of Salem, Va. Niece of Margaret Misho of Vandergrift. Marjorie had been employed as manager of general accounting at PNC Bank for the past four years. Friends will be received Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC., 460 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in the Church of the Assumption. Private interment in St. Gertrude's, Vandergrift. Memorial contributions on Marjorie's behalf in memory of her mother, Mary Jane Marencik, may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1040 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa.
JAMES M. McARAW
James M. "Jimmy" McAraw, 39, of White Oak, on Saturday, June 24, 2000, in Bethel Park. He was born July 30, 1960, in McKeesport, a beloved son of James P. "Mitch" and Dolores K. McAraw of White Oak. He is also survived by brothers, John "Spanky" McAraw at home and Raymond A. McAraw of North Huntingdon; sister-in-law, Diane McAraw of North Huntingdon; niece, Kelsey Marie McAraw of North Huntingdon; also aunts, uncles, cousins, and beloved friends. He was a 1978 graduate of McKeesport Area High School, a project manager for Midwest Vista Information Technologies of Cranberry Township with 17 years of service, a member of St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak, the P.N.A. #352 McKeesport, local Owls Clubs and was an avid biker. Friends will be received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Angela Merici Church, White Oak, with the Very Rev. Stephen Chervenak officiating. Interment in the New St. Joseph Cemetery.
EDWARD J. MOURAL JR.
Edward J. Moural Jr., 61, of Connellsville, formerly of Scottdale, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. He was born Feb. 1, 1939, in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Edward J. Sr. and Frieda (Ramsey) Moural. He was a graduate of Scottdale High School. Afterwards, he served his country for six years with the U.S. Air Force in Korea. Until its closure, Edward was employed by the Modulus Corp. in Mt. Pleasant for 20 years. Recently, he worked as a delivery man for Cropp Florist in Connellsville. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Connellsville. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Rebecca (Snyder) Moural of Connellsville; two sons, Craig R. Moural of Greensburg and Jonathan Moural at home; a daughter, Mrs. Michelle Lanka and husband, Michael, of McClellandtown; a sister, Mrs. Judith Snyder and husband, Karl, of Ocala, Fla.; also many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Moskowitz officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.
HARRY P. SMITH JR.
Harry P. Smith Jr., 69, formerly of Bellevue, on Saturday, June 17, 2000. Survived by a daughter, Margo Ellis; a son, Eric Smith; five grandchildren, Mark A. Pushcar, Tiffany Ann Smith, Heather Lynn Smith, David Scott Ellis Jr., and Christopher Paul Smith. Mr. Smith was a retired crane operator and an Army veteran of the Korean War. There will be no visitation. Services were private. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Arrangements by LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME, Bellevue.
MARIE (MISOK) USNICK
Marie (Misok) Usnick, 91, of Library, on Saturday, June 24, 2000. Wife of the late Andrew Fred; beloved mother of Lois Jean Leech of Lansing, Mich., Frederick J. of Freedom, Pa., Jacqueline Brandt of Upper St. Clair, William H. of Philadelphia, and Richard A. of Carnegie; sister of Anna Stirnisha of Euclid, Ohio, Ethel Bakos of Fort Myers, Fla., George Misok of Moon Township, Joseph Roman of Bethel Park, and the late Pauline Garzony; also 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Usnick was a member of the Library Eagles Ladies Auxiliary. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the DAVID J. HENNEY FUNERAL HOME, 6364 Library Road (Rt. 88), Library. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Joan of Arc Church. Entombment in Jefferson Memorial Park Mausoleum.
JEAN C. CONNER ASKEY
Jean C. Conner Askey, 73, of South Broadway, Scottdale, died Saturday morning, June 24, 2000, in her residence. Jean's family will receive friends in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Monday from noon to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist R.C. Parish Cemetery, Scottdale. A parish wake service will be held Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.