Edith Benson Moody
Edith Benson Moody, 85, of Whitehall, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000. She was the wife of the late Wilbur F. Moody; mother of Patricia E. Moody of Sewickley and William F. Moody of San Diego; sister of Jean Beddow; and grandmother of Jill A. Moody. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Lea Warner Moonis
Newport News, Va.
Lea Warner Moonis, 39, of Newport News, Va., died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at her residence. Born in Leesburg, Va., she was the daughter of the late E. Lee Warner and Patricia Tillett Warner Malloy. She moved from Leesburg, Va., in August 1990. Surviving are her husband, Michael Allen Moonis; two daughters, Carter Ann and Hannah Elizabeth, both of Newport News; two brothers, Alan Randolph and his wife, Suzanne, of Bedford, Va., and Jeffery Monroe and his wife, Becky, of Millersville, Md.; and a sister, Cynthia Lynn of Newport News; as well as eight nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News, with a memorial service to follow at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, Newport News, at 2 p.m. The family asks that in lieu of flowers all contributions be made to the trust fund "Mike/Lea Moonis Fund" in care of the Hidenwood Presbyterian Church or the American Cancer Society. PARKLAWN-WOOD FUNERAL HOME, Hampton, Va., is in charge of arrangements.
Genevieve H. (Diduch) Morse
Genevieve H. (Diduch) Morse, 79, of West Mifflin, on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000. Mother of Earl "Tom" Morse and the late Kathleen Creighton. Sister of Anne Foremsky of West Mifflin, Sophie Cifranic of Level Green, Andrew Drake of Moreno Valley, Calif., Margaret Lichman of Elyria, Ohio, Irene Opheim of Villa Park, Calif., and the late Mary Churilla, Peter and John Diduch. Grandmother of Tina Bright and Paula Long. Great-grandmother of Jonathan and Arianne Bright and Shauna Long. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, West Mifflin. Family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 10 Duff Road, Suite 304, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.
Eurith June Myers
Eurith June Myers, 97, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, in Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. She was born June 14, 1903, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late William A. and Sadie Sheets Myers. She was a longtime teacher in Southwest Greensburg, and later was a critic with Slippery Rock College and a reading consultant in Westmoreland County. She had attended the Indiana Normal School, Indiana University, and received her master's in education from the University of Pittsburgh. She was a member of the Mt. Joy Church of the Brethren and a life member of all the educational organizations. She was preceded in death, besides her parents, by her brothers, Joseph, William and Galen; and sisters, Jerusha and Letitia. She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Marjorie Myers of Greensburg and Marjorie Myers of Morgantown, W.Va.; and nephews, James Myers of Greensburg, Dr. David Myers of Georgia, and Dr. Robert Myers of Connecticut. Family and friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Charles Whipple officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Joy Church of the Brethren Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant Township. Terence L. Graft, funeral director, in charge of arrangements.
Stanley J. Olszewski
Stanley J. Olszewski, 62, of Irwin, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at his home. He was born Jan. 8, 1938, in Wilmerding, a son of the late John and Helen Marszalek Olszewski. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the American Legion Post 472 of Manor. Surviving are his wife, Karen Zahratka Olszewski; three sons, Douglas M. and his wife, Sandra, of Indiana, Pa., Jon and his wife, Joan, and Gregory and his wife, Kathleen, all of Trafford; four grandchildren, Mike and Lynn Nolan, Mathiew and Jenna Olszewski; a sister, Jean McConnell, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and a brother, Paul Olszewski, of Colorado Springs, Colo. Friends received at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin, Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin, with the Rev. Hans O. Andrae, interim pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.
Helen Jean Pritts
Helen Jean Pritts, 79, of Scottdale, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 30, 2000, at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Helen was born Feb. 8, 1921, in Unity Township, a daughter of the late Earl D. and Helen Baker Newcomer. She married Clarence G. Pritts on April 27, 1946. Helen was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, caring for her home and family. She was a member of the Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, Scottdale, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #383 of Scottdale, where she served as past Matron. Helen was also a volunteer at Frick Hospital. Helen is survived by her loving family, her husband of 54 years, Clarence G. "Skip" Pritts; four daughters, Sandy Eckenrode and husband, Richard, of Patton, Pa., Phyllis Schemmel and husband, Ken, of Springfield, Ohio, Suzanne Ansell and husband, Ben, of Mt. Pleasant, and Cathy Jinks and husband, Andy, of North Huntingdon; nine grandchildren, Joshua, Matthew, Kari, Stephanie, Jan, Benjamin, Lisa, Brian and Michelle; a brother, Floyd R. Newcomer and wife, Vivian, of Oil City; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by two sisters, Eleanor Andrews and Margaret Topper; and a brother, William Newcomer. Family and friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, (724) 887-5300, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, Scottdale, with her nephew, the Rev. Ronald Pritts, officiating. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. The family suggests memorials be given to a charity of one's choice in memory of Helen Jean Pritts. The O.E.S. Chapter #383 will conduct a memorial service Friday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.
Augusta C. Resnik
Formerly of Pleasant Unity
Augusta C. Resnik, 95, of Bethlehem, formerly of Pleasant Unity, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Kirkland Village in Bethlehem. She was born April 3, 1905, in Cleveland, Ohio, a daughter of the late Anton and Gertrude (Sigmund) Mauser. She was a member of St. Vincent Basilica Parish, Latrobe, and the Slovene National Benefit Society. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent J. Resnik; a son, Frank E. Resnik; six brothers, Adolph, Albert, Edward, Charles, Herman, and William Mauser; and three sisters, Ann Dermotta, Frances Resnik, and Pauline Renko. She is survived by a son, Robert K. Resnik of Easton; a daughter, Helen A. Resnik of Bethlehem; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Henry Mauser of Pittsburgh; a sister, Albina Kinik of Belle Vernon; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be private. Friends are invited to a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in the St. Vincent Basilica Crypt, Latrobe, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Athanasius C. Cherry, O.S.B., as celebrant. Everyone should go directly to the church. Interment will follow in St. Vincent Cemetery, Unity Township. Arrangements by GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Pleasant Unity.
John W. Rogacki
John W. Rogacki, 79, of Mt. Pleasant, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, in the Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born April 11, 1921, in Southwest, Pa., a son of the late Stanislaus and Victoria Wilczynski Rogacki. John was retired from U.S. Steel, Irvin Works, where he was employed for 40 years. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers, Albert, Paul, Joseph and Lawrence Rogacki; and six sisters, Mary, Pearl, Ellen and Josephine Rogacki, Verna Marvis and Gertrude Hresko. He is survived by his wife, Florence H. Quashnock Rogacki; a son, John Rogacki and his wife, Beverly, of Mt. Pleasant; a daughter, Judith Collins and her husband, Ernest, of Greensburg; two grandchildren, John Rogacki and Jonella Kleiner; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul Rogacki, of Livonia, Mich.; and two sisters, Florence Petro and Virginia Szelong, both of Mt. Pleasant. At the request of the family, there will be no public viewing or services. Arrangements are under the direction of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant.
Helen V. Ross
Helen V. Ross, 88, of Salemville, Salem Township, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at the IHS Mountain View Nursing Center in Unity Township. She was born May 13, 1912, in New Alexandria, a daughter of the late James Roy and Mary Pearl Longstreth Gower. She was a housewife and a member of the United Methodist Church of New Alexandria. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andy, in 1990; two sons, Andrew and Joseph; and a grandson, Ricky. She is survived by two sons, Donald Ross of Greensburg and James Ross of Latrobe; a daughter, Joan Bowen, of Pitcairn; a sister, Elva Mae "Sherb" Weigold, of Trafford; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Friends received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington streets in New Alexandria, where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lota C. Jones, pastor of the United Methodist Church of New Alexandria, officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, New Alexandria. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church in New Alexandria.
Jesse Rutherford Jr.
Jesse Rutherford Jr., 28, of Uniontown, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, in UPMC Presbyterian, Oakland, as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was born Dec. 16, 1971, in Uniontown, the son of Jesse Sr. and Mary Lee (Neil) Rutherford. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Courtney Jo Rutherford, on April 23, 2000; sister, Sharon Lee Rutherford, in July 1974; his paternal grandparents, James and Minnie Rutherford; and maternal grandparents, Harry and Nellie Neil. Jesse was a graduate of Uniontown High School, Class of 1992, and was an electrician with William S. Redding Company. He is survived by his wife of six years, Pamela Jo (Gibson) Rutherford; daughter, Brett Harley Rutherford at home; sisters, Melissa Ann Dionis and husband, Michael, of Uniontown and Salena Marie Rutherford of Uniontown; Grandma Midge Beatty Snyder and husband, Herb, of Uniontown; father- and mother-in-law, Chester and Mildred "Bunny" Gibson; and several special aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC., 139 W. Fayette St., Uniontown, today from 1 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 1 p.m., the hour of service with Pastor Michael Ottinger officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill.
Marie E. Bucher
Marie E. Bucher, 78, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000 in her daughter's home in Wexford. Born Oct. 24, 1921, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth Masterson Pugh. Survivors include two daughters, Joanne L. Lisk and Betty Jane Barkey, both of Wexford; a son, Donald L. Bucher II of Mercer; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richey L. Bucher Sr. and a son, Richey L. Bucher Jr. There will be no visitation. Service and burial will be private. Arrangements are by SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME, West View.