William Clarkson Jr., formerly of North Vandergrift
William Clarkson Jr., 91, formerly of North Vandergrift, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, in Trinity Haven Personal Care, Jeannette. Born Aug. 9, 1908, in Hopkins, S.C., a son of the late William and Annie Coles Clarkson. He had lived in North Vandergrift most of his life until moving to Jeannette two years ago. Mr. Clarkson was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from the Edgar Thomson Works, U.S. Steel, where he worked as a brick layer. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, North Vandergrift, the Twin County Lodge F&AM, Vandergrift and the American Legion, Jeannette. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Celeste) Jones of Richmond, Va.; a granddaughter, DeAundria Jones of Richmond; and a brother, Marcus Clarkson of Jeannette. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary Dancy Clarkson; two brothers, Edward B. and James B. Clarkson; and three sisters, Annabelle Tillman, Helen Isaac and Mae Howell. Friends may call Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the DUNMIRE-KERR FUNERAL HOME, A Golden Rule Member, 7244 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, North Vandergrift, with the Rev. Barbara Gunn officiating. Interment will be in the Vandergrift Cemetery.
Ruth M. Cook, Munhall
Ruth M. Cook, 85, of Munhall, died Sunday, July 16, 2000. She was the wife of Lyell Cook; mother of Don Cook of Treesdale, Pa., and Robert Cook of Indiana; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall. Funeral services will be held at the Homestead Park United Methodist Church Wednesday, with time to be announced. Memorial donations to the Homestead Park United Methodist Church, 4331 Shady Ave., Munhall, PA 15120.
Sister Mary Raymond Fatora, Greensburg
Sister Mary Raymond Fatora, 80, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at Caritas Christi, Motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, Greensburg. She was born April 3, 1920, in Blairsville, a daughter of the late John A. and Susan (Ritz) Fatora. She is survived by two brothers, Jerome and the Rev. Joachim Fatora, O.S.B.; and two sisters, Maryanne and Sister M. Monica Fatora, S.C. She was a former elementary and high school teacher and librarian, and a sacristan at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral for 15 years. She entered the Sisters of Charity from SS. Simon and Jude parish, Blairsville, Sept. 8, 1937. She earned a bachelor of education degree from Duquesne University in 1949, and later completed certificate studies at Carlow College as an elementary librarian. Sister Mary Raymond ordinarily taught upper elementary grades in the Pittsburgh and Greensburg dioceses, and in the 1970s she served as librarian at Geibel High School, Connellsville. With two other sisters she initiated, in 1956, the presence of the Sisters of Charity at an Abbeville, La., Catholic school, returning later to administer and teach in the school for five years. In 1984, she transferred her skills to the role of sacristan for the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, where she served ably until her retirement in 1998. Friends will be received Monday and Tuesday from 1 to 6:45 p.m. in Caritas Christi, Mt. Thor Road, Greensburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Assumption, Caritas Christi, Mt. Thor Road. Interment in Sisters' Cemetery, Seton Hill. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Charity, DePaul Center, Mt. Thor Road, Greensburg, PA 15601.
Donald G. Foremsky, North Huntigdon
Donald G. Foremsky, 71, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, in UPMC Presbyterian, Oakland. He was born Feb. 10, 1929, in Duquesne, a son of the late George and Julia Lapchack Foremsky. He was a retired employee of Westinghouse Electric Corp. power circuit division, Trafford. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, North Huntingdon. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict, and a member of the VFW Post 781, North Huntingdon. He is survived by his wife, Mary L. Dushack Foremsky; three daughters, Donna Robosky and husband, Tom, of North Huntingdon, Lorraine Woleslagle and husband, Russ, of Mechanicsburg and Rhonda O'Shea and husband, Brian, of Horsham; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; two sisters, Jean Trice of Greensburg and Connie Miller of Clearwater, Fla.; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday (time later) in St. Agnes Catholic Church. Place of interment will be announced.
Charles E. Frantz Jr., Greensburg
Charles E. Frantz Jr., 88, of Greensburg RD8, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at his home. He was born Aug. 16, 1911, in Unity Township, a son of the late Charles E. Sr. and Matilda (Fox) Frantz. Prior to retirement, he was a supervisor at the former Walworth Valve Company, South Greensburg. He was a member of the First Reformed United Church of Christ, Greensburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph, James, John and William Frantz; and a sister, Ella Weiss. He is survived by his wife, Flora (Hamilton) Frantz; two sons, Robert L. Frantz and wife, Ellen, and Russell W. Frantz and wife, Jo Anne, all of Greensburg RD8; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, George Frantz and wife, Mary, of Greensburg RD8; a sister, Mrs. William (Geraldine) McKlveen of Brooksville, Fla; two sisters-in-law, Mildred Frantz of Greensburg RD8 and Mildred Frantz of New Stanton; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME, INC., Pleasant Unity, Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Edwin J. Fromm officiating. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township.
Albert N. Gottron, Delmont, Formerly of North Miami, Fla.
Albert N. Gottron, 91, of Delmont (formerly of North Miami, Fla.), died Thursday, July 13, 2000, in the IHS at Mountain View nursing home, Unity Township. He was born June 7, 1909, in North Braddock, a son of the late Frank and Wilhelmina "Minnie" Weidman Gottron. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a landscaper. He was Roman Catholic by faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Alverda Gottron; and two brothers, Frank and Edward Gottron. He is survived by one niece and three nephews, Robert E. Gottron of St. Petersburg, Fla., William J. Gottron and his wife, Dona, of Southgate, Mich., Geraldine C. "Gerry" Yurinko and her husband, Albert, of Delmont, and Richard C. Gottron and his wife, Marlene, of North Versailles. Funeral arrangements and interment were private. JOHN L. BASH FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, (724) 468-8381, in charge of arrangements.
Leonora Jacob Guttilla, O'Hara
Leonora Jacob Guttilla, 84, died Saturday, July 15, 2000 in Tandem Health Care, Inc., Indiana Township. Born Oct. 16, 1915 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Elizabeth Bauer Jacob. Mrs. Guttilla was a homemaker and a member of St. Scholastica Roman Catholic Church of Aspinwall. Survivors include her husband, Joseph A. Guttilla; two daughters, Judith L. Guttilla of Aspinwall and Jolee Gigac of Lancaster; a brother, Nicholas Jacob of Beechview; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Marie Jacob, Elizabeth Kirsch, Gertrude Spinnenweber, Mel Sakas, and a brother, Edmund Jacob. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, 100 Center Ave., Aspinwall. Christian Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Scholastica Church, 100 Brilliant Ave., Aspinwall, with the Rev. Robert G. Duch officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Mt. Oliver. Memorial contributions can be made to Tandem Health Care of Cheswick, 3876 Saxonburg Blvd., Cheswick, PA., 15024.
Marie Connors Biller Guzik, Mt. Pleasant
Marie Connors Biller Guzik, 90, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, went to her eternal rest Friday, July 14, 2000, at the Scottdale Manor and Rehab Center. Marie was born Aug. 24, 1909, in Bullskin Township, a daughter of the late Edward and Margaret McGregor Connors. Marie was a homemaker, a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Mt. Pleasant and the Mt. Pleasant Senior Citizens. She was the loving mother of William Biller and wife, Gladys, and Regina Love, and loving stepmother of Dorothy Zipnock, all of Mt. Pleasant; sister of Walter Connors of Scottdale and Dorothy Hunter of Star Route, Mt. Pleasant; and grandmother of her cherished 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Also several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Regis Biller, in 1935; her second husband, Frank Guzik, in 1981; an infant son, Robert Biller, in 1932; her brothers, Jack and Edward Connors; and her sisters, Helen Haney and Maggie. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Sherry Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Elizabeth F. Hamburger, Bethel Park
Elizabeth F. Hamburger, 83, of Bethel Park, died on Saturday, July 15, 2000. She is survived by her husband, William H. Hamburger; one brother, Andrew J. Miscik of Bethel Park; one sister, Anna Novak, of Baldwin; three nephews, Father Richard Nalepa, C.P., of Scranton, Pa., Father Damien Nalepa of Baltimore, Md., and Kenneth Nalepa of Pittsburgh; three nieces, Nancy Herring of Pittsburgh, Frances Salmeri of Florida, and Christine Deady of Mount Lebanon; two great-nephews, Scott, and Jason; two great-nieces, Marcy, and Monica; three great-great nieces, Emily, Maureen and Caroline. Mrs. Hamburger was preceded in death by a son, John William; and a sister, Mary Nalepa. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, Brentwood. A Funeral Prayer will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, followed by a Christian Funeral Mass Tuesday at 10 a.m., in St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall. Interment in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters.
William Herman Hensler, Irwin
William Herman Hensler Sr., 77, of Irwin, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at his home. He was born Sept. 6, 1922, in North Irwin, a son of the late John A. and Mary Boyle Hensler. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a supervisor for shipping at Westinghouse, East Pittsburgh. He was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Irwin, and its ushers club. He was a lifetime member of the L.O.O.M. #236 of Irwin, a lifetime member of the Jacktown Ride and Hunt Club, a lifetime member of the Irwin Volunteer Fire Department, the Westmoreland County, the Pennsylvania, and the Western Pennsylvania firemen's associations, and was also a member of the Westinghouse Clerks Association and the Westinghouse Fellowship Association. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, T.L., Jack and James Hensler; and two sisters, Catherine Lewis and Anna Weaver. He is survived by his wife, Jennie Mae Mistero Hensler; three children, Victor Hensler and his wife, Grace, of Moore, S.C., Jennifer Nagoda and her husband, Jeff, of Irwin, and William H. Hensler Jr. and his wife, Sue, of Manor; four grandchildren, Bradley, Tyler and Jessica Hensler and Alan Quinn; a brother, Robert E. Hensler of Adamsburg; and two sisters, Mary M. Dugan of Florida and Gertrude Sullivan of North Irwin. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 1O a.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon.
Margaret F. Herdman, Conesus, N.Y., formerly of Derry
Margaret F. "Peg" Herdman, 53, of Conesus, N.Y., formerly of Derry, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, in Watertown Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, N.Y. She was born Sept. 3, 1946, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Robert D. and Rose E. Spires Riffle. A graduate of Derry Area High School, Peg was owner and operator of PJ's Gift and Craft Shop and Peg Herdman's Beauty Shop in Derry. She was a former member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church and the Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, Derry. Peg is survived by her husband, John W. Herdman; a daughter, Mrs. Ron (Patty) Stouffer of Peanut; a son, John P. Herdman of N.Y.; four grandchildren; a brother, George R. Riffle of Derry; two sisters, Mrs. Ray (Martha "Mike") Tinkey of Derry and Kathleen Furin of North Carolina; her mother-in-law, Virginia Herdman; a sister-in- law, Mrs. John (Maggie) Kerin, both of Derry; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the MICHAEL J. QUINLISK FUNERAL HOME INC., 548 N. Chestnut St., Derry. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Stephen C. West officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Derry.
Mark E. Himmelrich, Bellevue
Mark E. Himmelrich, 36, died Friday July 14, 2000, in UPMC Montefiore hospital, Oakland. Born Aug. 18, 1963 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Dorothy Simmons Himmelrich and the late George Himmelrich. Mr. Himmelrich was a financial consultant with PNC Bank for 10 years, after graduating from ICM, a computer trade school. In addition to his mother, survivors include several aunts and uncles; nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in SIMONS FUNERAL HOME, 7720 Perry Highway, Ross, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Paul Zewan will officiate the services in the chapel of the funeral home. Burial will be in North Side Catholic Cemetery, Ross.
Ralph J. Hudec, East Huntingdon
Ralph J. Hudec, 73, of East Huntingdon, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Mountain View Personal Care Home, Greensburg. He was born July 27, 1926, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Jacob and Caroline Henkle Hudec. Mr. Hudec was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of VFW Post 3368, the Hecla Sportmen's Club, the Bridgeport Sportsmen's Club and the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Mt. Pleasant. Prior to retirement, he was a millwright for U.S. Steel Irvin Works for 33 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Jean Hughes Hudec; five sons, James Alexander and his wife, Enos, of Latrobe, Ralph Hudec and his wife, Dawnella, of Port St. Johns, Fla., Robert Hudec and his wife, Karen, of Norvelt, Ronald Hudec and his wife, Susan, of Mt. Pleasant and Raymond Hudec of Mt. Pleasant; two daughters, Nola Eulishney and her husband, Alfred, of Latrobe and Rebecca Ciglar and her husband, Thomas, of Mt. Pleasant; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Geraldine M. Lucas of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Hudec; and three sisters, Grace Hudec, Edna Duesenberry and Nell Lamanna. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at GALONE-CARUSO'S, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant, where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Sherry Miller officiating. Interment will be private.