Ann Hower Troupe
Ann Hower Troupe, 73, of New Stanton, died of natural causes Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. Anna was born Oct. 17, 1926, in New Stanton, a daughter of the late J. Stanley and Sally Hunker Hower. She was a life member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in New Stanton, where she sang in the choir, a member of the Robertshaw Controls Retirees Association, the Youngwood Railroad Historical Society, the Lobauch Literacy Council and the Sewickley Watershed Association. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a secretary by the Robertshaw Controls of New Stanton, and later by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the 26th Legislative District office. Her memories will be cherished by her family; her son, Norman Troupe and wife, Lisa, of Greensburg; her daughter, Janice Keifer and husband, Richard, of Apopka, Fla.; her three grandchildren, Ryan, Megan and Jared Troupe; her brother, David K. Hower and wife, Nancy, of Scottdale RD1; and her sisters, Sara Bussard and her husband, Mayor Wilbur Bussard, of New Stanton and Fay Kozer and husband, Fred Kozer, of Hunker RD1. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three brothers, John Hower, Dr. Thomas Hower and Eugene Hower; and two sisters, Dorothy Derr and Norma J. Swartz. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional visitation in St. Mark's Lutheran Church, New Stanton, Monday from 10 to 11 a.m., at which time her funeral service will be held with the Rev. A.J. Domines officiating and assisted by the Rev. Elaine Hower. Her interment will follow in the Hillview Cemetery.
Mary Frances Rager Biddle
Mary Frances Rager Biddle, 72, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, in UPMC Passavant, McCandless. Born Nov. 24, 1927, in Fairmont, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John and Maida Pearl Williams. Mrs. Biddle was a housewife. She was a member of Parkwood United Presbyterian Church, Hampton. Survivors include her husband, William C. Biddle; two daughters, Susan Hoehl of Squirrel Hill and Mary Laura Loeffler of Indiana Township; a son, William Charles Biddle of Annapolis, Md.; a sister, Margaret Ann Milich of Wildomar, Calif.; and two grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John Rager and Richard Rager. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in HERBERT R. KING FUNERAL HOME, Route 8 at 2841 Woodland Circle, Hampton. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Parkwood United Presbyterian Church, Hampton, with the Rev. Mark Englund-Krieger officiating. Burial will be in Allegheny County Memorial Park, McCandless. Memorial contributions can be made to Parkwood United Presbyterian Church, 4286 Mt. Royal Blvd., Allison Park, PA 15101.
Donald V. Caldarelli Sr.
Donald V. Caldarelli Sr., 69, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000. Mr. Caldarelli was a transportation consultant in the greater Pittsburgh area for the past 40 years. He enjoyed his affiliation with the "Golfaholics." Survivors include his wife, Patricia Sprung Caldarelli; and his children, Donald V. Caldarelli Jr. and Dana M. Caldarelli. He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Mecoli. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 460 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Emsworth. Burial will be in Allegheny County Memorial Park. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15203.
Joseph A. Catone
Formerly of Swissvale
Joseph A. Catone, formerly of Swissvale, on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000. Mr. Catone was born July 20, 1926, in Swissvale, to the late Gaetano and Giovannia Catone. He was the beloved husband of 46 years to Patricia Triffanoff Catone. Loving father of Deborah Catone Thorpe of North Huntingdon, Gina Catone of Edgewood, Joseph Catone of Hempfield, and Mark Catone of Blawnox. Grandfather of Corey, Joshua, Ryan, Tara, and Gino. Brother of Conchetta Mladjan and Rose M. Catone. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial in the Madonna del Castello Church Monday at 9:30 a.m. Interment in Braddock Catholic Cemetery, Braddock Hills.
Anthony J. Dyda Sr.
Anthony J. Dyda Sr., 77, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000 in Allegheny General Hospital. Born Oct. 8, 1922 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary Pasicnik Dyda. Survivors include his beloved wife, Mildred A. (Stankovics) Dyda; four sons, Michael A. Dyda of Acton, Mass., Anthony J. Dyda Jr. of Haslett, Mich., Richard A. Dyda of Hurlock, Md. and Robert A. Dyda of Tampa Bay, Fla.; one daughter, Marianne Marziale of Ross; one sister, Helen Carnett of Bethel Park; and seven grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, John, and Joseph Dyda; and one sister, Ann Baldauf. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 388 Center Ave., West View. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Athanasius Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Robert A. Norton officiating. Interment will follow in North Side Catholic Cemetery. Family suggests donations to the American Heart Association.
George Dilworth Edwards
George Dilworth Edwards, 89, of Pasadena, Calif., died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, of a stroke. He was born in Pittsburgh, a son of the late George Dickson Edwards and Pauline Dilworth Edwards, graduated from The Choate School and Princeton, and lived his adult life in California, sharing a home with his survivor, John Valpreda. Also surviving are his sister and brothers, Mary Foster and Richard D. Edwards of Pittsburgh and Howard D. Edwards of Charleston, S.C. Burial will be private and there will be no visitation. Arrangements by H. SAMSON INC., Pittsburgh.
Paul J. Farabaugh
Paul J. Farabaugh, 72, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000. Mr. Farabaugh was a retired Iron Worker of Local No. 3, of which he was a member for 49 years. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy J. Ziccarelli Farabaugh; his mother, Elizabeth Farabaugh; three sons, Paul K. Farabaugh of Longmont, Colo., Scott A. Farabaugh of Ross and David J. Farabaugh of Ross; a brother, Kenneth Farabaugh of Ross; and five grandchildren, Melissa, Michelle, David, Scott and Brian. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Farabaugh; and a brother, Thomas Farabaugh. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 460 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue. Christian Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Monday in St. Athanasius Roman Catholic Church, West View. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ross.
Anna J. Fink
Anna J. Fink, 91, of Greensburg RD3, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Sept. 5, 1909, in Duquesne, the daughter of the late Anders Malcolm and Alma Anderson Johnson. Anna was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greensburg, where she had served as a Sunday school teacher, and had been a member of the Altar Guild and Virginia Boyer Class. She was also a member of the Harrold Grange, the Alwine Civic Center and its Stitch and Chatter Club, and had been a leader in the Alwine 4-H. Anna had proudly volunteered at Westmoreland Hospital during World War II. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, C. Glenn Fink; and two brothers, Carl W. and Lawrence N. Johnson. She is survived by three sons, Charles G. Fink Jr., Dennis M. Fink and Lester Fink, all of Greensburg RD3; two daughters, Evelyn Walsh of Halifax, Pa., and JoAnne Gregory of Zelienople; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and her faithful companion "Laddie." Friends will be received at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Monday at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Craig T. Hess officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, memorials may be placed with the American Cancer Society, 152 E. Otterman St., Greensburg, or the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 246 S. Main St., Greensburg.
Anna Kane, 88, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, in Kane Regional Center, Ross. Born July 31, 1912 in Crabtree, she was the daughter of the late John and Magdalen Templeton Kanuff. Mrs. Kane was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Athanasius Roman Catholic Church, West View and St. Athanasius Christian Mothers. Survivors include three stepsons, William Kane of West View, James Kane of Ross and Patrick Kane of Ross; one sister; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, David Adams; and her second husband, John J. Kane. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Perry Highway, Ross. Christian funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Athanasius Roman Catholic Church, with the Rev. Robert Norton as celebrant. Burial will be in North Side Catholic Cemetery, Ross.
Wilson E. Kepple Sr.
Wilson E. Kepple Sr., 72, of New Alexandria RD2, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born Jan. 7, 1928, in New Alexandria, a son of Lydia Kepple of New Alexandria and the late Charles Kepple. He was a retired dairy farmer and had attended the Congruity Presbyterian Church. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred (Carr) Kepple. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his children, Wilson "Ted" Kepple Jr. of Blairsville, Becky Warren of Tennessee and Pam Schulte of Arkansas; brothers, William Kepple and George Kepple, both of New Alexandria RD2; and sisters, Betty Lou Carr of New Alexandria RD2 and Shirley Stoltz of Mt. Pleasant; his grandchildren, Dustin Warren, Scott and Laura Kepple, Tracy Babbs, Chris Gallek, James and Matt Schulte; and great-grandchildren, Ryan and Alyssa Babbs. Friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Services will be held at the Congruity Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. H. Clifton Foster officiating. Interment will follow in Congruity Cemetery. The family wishes donations to the Congruity Presbyterian Church, RD2, New Alexandria. Terence L. Graft, funeral director, in charge of the arrangements.
Adline Black Krepps
Adline Black Krepps, 78, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, in the Wexford House Nursing Center, McCandless. Survivors include a brother, Earl Black; a sister-in-law, Kay Black; many nieces and nephews; and her dear friends of many years, the Malsch family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Krepps; three brothers, Raymond Black, Francis Black and George Black; and a sister, Catherine Sheridan. Friends will be received from noon to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the ORION C. PINKERTON FUNERAL HOME, 1014 California Avenue, Avalon, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Highwood Cemetery, North Side.