Berlin Heights, Ohio
formerly of Smithton
Nick Urick, 80, of Berlin Heights, Ohio, died Saturday morning, July 29, 2000, at his residence, after a four-year illness. Born in Smithton, he had been a resident of Berlin Heights for 10 years. Mr. Urick was a steelworker for 40 years, retiring from LTV Steel, Cleveland, in 1983. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, World War II, and was the recipient of the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 3 bronze stars. Mr. Urick enjoyed gardening and handyman work around his residence. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Wakeman, Ohio, and the United Steelworkers Local #2265, Cleveland, Ohio. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Irene; a son, Nicholas, and a daughter, Bernadette Reed, both of Berlin Heights; two grandchildren; a brother, Peter Urick of Smithton; and three sisters, Margaret Sarosi of Yukon, Irene Morroco of Scottdale, and Ann Bousquet of North Arlington, N.J. He was predeceased by two sisters, Elizabeth Pezek and Mary Toth; and two brothers, John and George Urick. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Catholic Church, Wakeman, Ohio, Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Haas, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery. The HINMAN-TANNER FUNERAL HOME, 30 South St., Berlin Heights, Ohio, is handling arrangements.
Joseph V. Weinman
Joseph V. Weinman, 74, died Monday, July 31, 2000 in the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Butler. Born July 27, 1926 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Joseph L. and Eugenia Paulowski Weinman. Mr. Weinman was the owner of an auto parts store, a navy veteran of World War II and a member of St. Alexis Church. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth B. Weinman and a son, Michael J. Weinman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Joseph H. Weinman. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Perry Highway, Ross, where services will be at 8 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Paul Zywan, pastor of St. Alexis Church, as celebrant. Burial will be private.
Sarah K. White
Sarah K. White, 84, of Delmont, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born May 2, 1916, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Morgan Kelley. She was a reading specialist for the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities for many years. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Delmont, and was very active in the Cloverleaf Estates Association. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank M. White, in 1986. She is survived by two daughters, Carol Wilson and her husband, Ron, of Russellville, Ky., and Gail Wasson and her husband, George, of Nottingham Township; two sons, the Rev. Kenneth White and his wife, Gwen, of Delmont, and Dr. Keith White and his wife, Leora, of Oakland, Calif.; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, at 1 p.m. in the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church, Murrysville, with the Rev. Marnie Silbert officiating, followed by visitation with the family after the service. If desired, memorials may be made to the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, 4900 Girard Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227.
Ruth G. Williams
Ruth G. Williams, 94, of West Newton, died Sunday, July 30, 2000. She was born July 3, 1906, in South Huntingdon Township, a daughter of the late William Robertson Gaut and Mary Markle School Gaut. She was a lifelong member of the West Newton United Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Earl Williams on Dec. 23, 1983; a grandson; three brothers; daughters-in-law, Theresa and Lee Williams; sons-in-law, Clarence Chew and James H. Heath; and a special family member, J.D. Murray. Survived by two sons, Kenny Williams and friend, Virginia, of California and Ronnie Williams and wife, Mary, of Moon Township; three daughters, Sara (Sally) Chew and Marilyn Heath, both of Smithton RD1, Edith Walt and husband, Harry, of West Newton; grandchildren, Bobby Williams, Ronnie and wife, Sandy Williams, Tommy Williams, Wendy Williams, Rodney Chew, Jeffrey and wife, Beth Chew, Bonnie and husband, Panfield DiNicola III, Kathleen and husband, Frank Garner, and Terri and husband, Dennis Day; great-grandchildren, Cheri and Corey Williams, Ruthie and Earl Garner, Samantha Chew, Jason Byrd, Victoria Day, Carrie Lynn Day, Dan Day, Lisa and husband, Scott Boytim, and Panfield DiNicola IV; two great-great-grandchildren, Matthew and Brooke Boytim; and a special family member, Kathy Knight and her family. Friends will be received at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., West Newton, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday, Aug. 3, at 11 a.m. at the West Newton United Presbyterian Church in West Newton with the Rev. William A. Sukolsky officiating. EVERYONE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. Burial will be in West Newton Cemetery, West Newton.
Bernadine Hudson Winfield
Bernadine Hudson Winfield, 86, of Greensburg, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, in the Monsour Medical Center, Jeannette. She was born Dec. 13, 1913, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late James and Jane Hudson Rodgers. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Jeannette. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Winfield; two sisters, Bessie Franklin and Edna Ashbaugh; two stepsons, Harry R. and Kenneth A. Winfield; and a nephew whom she raised, Melvin Huether. She is survived by seven grandchildren, Dan Winfield, Linda Hill and Wayne Winfield, children of Kenneth; Debbie Winfield, daughter of Harry; Gregory Winfield, Sherry Gilbreth and Randal Winfield, children of Glenn; six great-grandchildren, Laren and Ashley Hill, Elizabeth and Michael Winfield, Christopher Gilbreth and Heather Winfield; a niece, Karen Lauricia and her husband, Geno, of Export; a nephew, David Huether and his wife, Mary, of Claridge; a stepson, Glenn Winfield and his wife, Phyllis, of Tennessee; and a number of great-nieces and -nephews, and great-great-nieces and -nephews. Friends were received Tuesday at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Martin R. Koss officiating. Entombment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park Mausoleum, Delmont.
Stella R. Zdrojewski
Formerly of Brighton Heights
Stella R. Zdrojewski, 84, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Emsworth, the Emsworth AARP (Bowlers) and was retired from Etna Life and Casualty. Surviving is a brother, Michael Zdrojewski and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony Zdrojewski, and three sisters, Martha Zukiewcz, Sr. M. Bernadette Zdrojewski, OFCM, and Cecelia Belch. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 460 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue. Christian Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday in Sacred Heart Church, Emsworth. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 700, Pittsburgh PA, 15235.
Eugene M. Bilinski
Eugene M. "Gene" Bilinski, 60, of North Versailles Township, died Monday, July 31, 2000. A son of the late Anthony and Dorothy (Milcic) Bilinski. Beloved husband of Edith (Dravecky) Bilinski. Loving father of Jackie (Tom) Lacey, Melissa (John) Schweitzer, Michelle Coffman and Marc E. Bilinski. Dear grandfather of Joshua Schweitzer, Tommy, Mitchel, Sidney and the late Ryan Lacey. Brother of Jerome "Jerry" Bilinski and the late Eleanor Eckler. Also survived by nieces. Friends 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 Mass in St. Robert Bellarmine Church at 10 a.m. Mr. Bilinski was the co-founder and co-owner of Jaten Associates Inc. in North Versailles Township.
William 'Bill' Berry Jr.
William "Bill" Berry Jr., 50, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000 in Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 2, 1940 in Allison Park, he was the son of the late William D. and Martha Hotz Berry. Mr. Berry was in golf course maintenance and management. He shared his knowledge as a teacher of this profession at the Horry-Georgetown Technical College. Survivors include his wife, Jamie Berry; two sons, David Berry of Socastee, S.C., Edward Graham of Pittsburgh; a daughter, Kimberly Carlson of San Jose, Calif.; a sister, Norma Pisor; and five grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Lee Roy Berry. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in GOLDFINCH FUNERAL HOME, Beach Chapel, where services will be 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Arthritis Foundation, SC Chapter, 5019 Nations Crossing, Charlotte, N.C., 29217.
Marian Coval Bittinger
Marian "Marie" Coval Bittinger, of Southwest Greensburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born in Logans Ferry, a daughter of the late Peter and Susan Karaffa Coval. She was a former special education teacher; a member of the Church of St. Paul, Greensburg; had attended Slippery Rock State Teachers College; was a former member of the Southwest Greensburg Garden Club, and had served as a Southwest Greensburg Judge of Election. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Coval. She is survived by her husband, James E. Bittinger; two daughters, Linda Bittinger McBride and her husband, William D., of Greensburg and Lee Boehme and her husband, George O., of South Greensburg; two grandsons, Nicholas James McBride and Alexander Gaskey-Boehme; two sisters, Elizabeth C. Nestor and her husband, Al, of Murrysville and Helen Saccardi and her husband, Bruno, of Logans Ferry; and several nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Liturgy will be held in the funeral home Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Daniel C. Mahoney officiating. Private intermenty will be at Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township.
Anna Beach Bridgwater
Anna Beach Bridgwater, of Pittsburgh, on Monday, July 31, 2000. Sister of the late Donald Bridgwater. Survived by a niece, Mrs. Christopher (Janet) Goff, and great-nieces, Emma and Maggie Goff, all of Bronxville, N.Y. Miss Bridgwater was a biochemist with The Western Pennsylvania Hospital and a member of the Smithfield United Church. A memorial service will be held at the Fair Oaks of Pittsburgh, 2200 W. Liberty Ave., Thursday, Aug. 10, at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Smithfield United Church. Arrangements by H. SAMSON INC.