CLARENCE ARTHUR DEUEL
Clarence Arthur Deuel, 42, of Latrobe RD3, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at home. He was born Nov. 7, 1957, in Greensburg, a son of George and Dorothy M. Thompson Deuel of Latrobe. He was a painter for Solomon Painting and Decorating in Greensburg. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Deborah Wright Deuel; two sons, Clarence Arthur Deuel and Shawn Wright; twin daughters, Sherry L. Deuel and Shannon L. Deuel; three brothers, Jerry Deuel, Richard William Deuel and wife, Cheryl, and Roger Lynn Deuel and wife, Belinda, all of Latrobe; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends will be received at the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME, 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, (724) 837-0020, www.pantalone.com, Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home Saturday at noon with the Rev. William Waugh officiating. Interment will follow in Fenneltown Cemetery, New Alexandria. Natale N. Pantalone, funeral director.
HELEN E. DOYLE
Helen E. Doyle, 82, of Acme RD1, formerly of West Elizabeth, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, in the Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Born in Elrama, Jan. 15, 1918. She is survived by two sons, Robert G. Doyle of Acme and Francis E. Doyle of Finleyville; a brother, Charles Biles of Elrama; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Doyle, in 1996; and her son, Charles W. Doyle Jr., in 1946. Services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by GALONE-CARUSO'S, Mt. Pleasant.
CLARE V. HOPKINS
Clare V. "Sis" Hopkins, 72, of Mt. Lebanon, on Thursday, April 13, 2000. Beloved wife of James W. Hopkins. Loving mother of Karen Lisa Hopkins, Ken Hopkins, and Mary Vandeford. Sister of Edward Lyons. Grandmother of Jennifer Hopkins, K.C. Hopkins, and Aaron Vandeford. Great-grandmother of Jonathon and Mathew. Also survived by two nephews and six nieces. Friends received Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at BEINHAUER MORTUARY, 2630 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15216, (412) 531-4000. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Church Monday at 11 a.m. Woodruff Family Services, L.L.P.
RUBY ELVA HOWELL
Ruby Elva Howell, 88, of Penn Township, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, in IHS of Greater Pittsburgh, Greensburg. She was born July 1, 1911, in Juneau, Indiana County, a daughter of the late Mabel I. Smith. Prior to her retirement, she was employed for the Jeannette Glass Co. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Howell, in 1992; and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by two sons, George H. and wife, Thelma J. Howell, of Ringertown and William "Hunter" Howell of Grapeville; two daughters, Betty and husband, Floyd Metzger, of Las Palomas, N.M. and Marion and husband, Eugene Lewis, of Penn Township; a brother, Clarence Alwine of Clarion; and two sisters, Dora Thomas of McCullough and Edith Shirley of Penn Township; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Harrison City, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Dale Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.
THOMAS A. MIKESELL
Thomas A. Mikesell, 52, of Greensburg, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, after a courageous battle with cancer at the Integrated Health Systems of Pittsburgh in Greensburg. He was born Feb. 14, 1948, in Latrobe, the son of Albert M. Mikesell and Patricia Mikesell of Derry. Preceding him in death were his mother, Helen V. Lydick, in 1988; and his wife, Edith Lentz Mikesell, in 1988. Thomas was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a graduate of the University of Maryland in Applied Horticulture. He was employed by the Thorne Groupe of Greensburg, until his retirement. Besides his father, he is survived by a sister, Judith and her husband, Roger Semplak, of Woodbridge, Va.; a brother, Larry Mikesell of Perryopolis; and Sherry Humbertson of Derry; nieces, Wanda and her husband, Randy Longo, of Bethel, Conn., and Connie and her husband, Rodger Cornett, of Fredericksburg, Va., and their children. Friends will be received in the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry, Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. William Waugh of the Greensburg Church of the Brethren officiating. Interment will follow in St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery, Youngstown, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the United Church of the Brethren, Greensburg, PA 15601.
THERESA J. MOLENARI
Theresa J. Molenari, 91, of Greensburg, formerly of Jeannette, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at the IHS of Greater Pittsburgh at Greensburg. She was born July 16, 1908, in Madison, a daughter of the late Emilio and Angelina Valenti Molenari. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the former Jeannette Glass Co., and was a member of the Ascension Church of Jeannette. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three sisters, Helen Leonard, Mary Reitz and her twin sister, Christina Molenari; and two brothers, John and James Molenari. She is survived by a sister, Angeline E. Molenari of Greensburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC VISITATION. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass that will be celebrated Saturday at 12 p.m. in the Ascension Church. Interment will take place in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hempfield Township. The JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., Jeannette, in charge of arrangements.
MARION J. SHOWERS
Marion J. Showers, 83, of Latrobe, died Thursday, April 13, 2000. She was born Feb. 16, 1917, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Alex and Jennie (Wright) Russell. Marion was a member of the Christ United Church of Christ in Latrobe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clark C. Showers, in 1998; and her son, Russell C. Showers. She is survived by two daughters, Maxine Lechman and her husband, Robert, of Latrobe and Lori J. Turnbull and her husband, Kent, of Redford, Mich.; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; her brother, Charles Russell and his wife, Marsha, of Atlanta, Ga.; and her sister, Shirley Holden of Latrobe. Friends will be received at the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, Saturday, April 22, from 10 until 11 a.m., at which time a memorial service will be held in the funeral home chapel with her pastor, the Rev. Wayne D. Sautter, officiating. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township.
HAROLD R. THOMAS
Harold R. Thomas, 92, of Delmont, formerly of Braddock and Swissvale, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, in Beverly Healthcare of Murrysville (formerly Murry Manor). He was born June 24, 1907, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Thomas and Bessie (Callahan) Thomas. Harold was a retired truck driver for the former Atchison Crane Co. of Braddock and a member of the Faith United Methodist Church of Delmont, Blue Lodge and Odd Fellows, both of Braddock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Myrtle Thomas; his second wife, Ruth Thomas; and a sister, Margaret Taylor. Harold is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Thelma G. (Homer) Thomas; a brother, Edwin J. Thomas of Concord, Pa.; and 11 nieces and nephews. The family will be receiving relatives and friends at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC. AT TWIN VALLEY, 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, (724) 468-1177, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Harold's funeral service will be held in the funeral home Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. James R. Wagner, of the Faith United Methodist Church, officiating. Private entombment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. Kevin P. Altman, supervisor, in charge of arrangements.
GEORGE C. WUSLICK
George C. Wuslick, 75, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, in Jeannette. He was born Feb. 21, 1925, in Export, a son of the late Rade and Sava (Pupich) Wuslick. He was a cost accountant for G.M. Fisher Body and a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, Monroeville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Miller Wuslick; and three sisters, Nellie Yeschke, Mildred and Mary Wuslick. Friends will be received at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service will be held Monday, April 17, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Father D.C. Malich officiating. Pomen services Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Interment Grandview Cemetery, Export. Memorials suggested to Parkinson's Disease Chapter of Greater Pittsburgh, OFC.
SARA L. ZIMETBAUM
Sara L. "Sally" Zimetbaum of Youngwood died Wednesday, April 12, 2000. She was preceded in death by her parents, John H. and Alice Perrin Buchanan. She was a self-employed business owner since 1982 of Mt. Airy Personal Care Home in New Stanton and Mt. Airy Leathers of Youngwood, and was a member of the Central Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce. She was involved in the organ transplant community and an avid decorator, landscaper, antique collector and lover of folk art. Surviving are her husband, Bernard Zimetbaum; two daughters, Mrs. Eric (Amanda) Smartnick of Ruffsdale and Goldyn Zimetbaum, a student at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Mallorie Starr Smartnick of Ruffsdale; a brother, John P. Buchanan and his wife, Eleanor "Boo," of Palm Bay, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Pete (Jeanie) McQuillin of Pittsburgh; her favorite dog, Yorkshire terrier Fisher Miles of Mt. Airy (Miles); and eight cats. She was well loved by her family and many friends and will be sadly missed by all. A memorial service will be conducted at her home in Youngwood, 799 Mt. Airy Road, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16, by the Rev. Art McDonald of the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church in Pittsburgh. A bonfire in Sally's memory will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of their choice. Arrangements by C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood.
PALMER HUFFAKER AWTREY
Palmer Huffaker Awtrey, 84, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born July 18, 1915, in Marietta, Ga., a son of the late Bernard and Kate Huffaker Awtrey. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed as a chief engineer for the former Walworth Valve Company, and had worked in Greensburg, Massachusetts, New York, California, Illinois, Alabama, Italy and Mexico. He was a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology. He attended the First Baptist Church of Greensburg and was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, B.P.O.E. No. 511 of Greensburg, the A.A.R.P., and had volunteered with the American Red Cross. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers, Robert King Awtrey, Bernard Slaton Awtrey, Merrill Everett Awtrey and Walker Dodson Awtrey. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Ferne Hostetler Awtrey; a daughter, Anne Miller and her husband, James, of Butler; three grandchildren, Jeffrey, Rebecca and Daniel Miller; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Friday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Dean A. Davidson officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorials may be placed with the First Baptist Church, 1228 Brinkerton Road, Greensburg.
WILLIAM C. BERKOBEN
William C. "Bill" Berkoben, 82, of Irwin, died Monday, April 10, 2000. A son of the late William and Sadie (Pricenar) Berkoben. Beloved husband of Marie (Drago) Berkoben. Father of Wayne J. Berkoben and his wife, Annick. Grandfather of Juliette. Brother of Nelda Kreahling, Wayne Berkoben, Laverne Borst, and the late Robert Berkoben. Also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. Services in the funeral home Saturday at 10 a.m.
STEVEN H. COCHENOUR
Steven H. Cochenour, 45, of West Newton, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Jan. 3, 1955, a loving son of Lorraine Cochenour Nemetz and stepfather, Joe Nemetz, of Madison and his father, the late Robert Cochenour. Adoring husband of Roma Jo (Paterline) Cochenour; a loving dedicated father to Stephanie, Justin, and Jennie Cochenour, all of West Newton; and a caring brother to Suzanne Higgins and her husband, Roger, of Uniontown. Steve also is survived by numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law; and nieces and nephews. Steve was a member of the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, West Newton, a 1972 graduate of West Newton High School, and a 1976 graduate of Waynesburg College. He was employed by Severn Trent Laboratories as a project engineer. Friends received at the RICHARD F. DODSON FUNERAL HOME, 213 Main St., West Newton, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at Holy Family R.C. Church at 10 a.m. with the Rev. John Regoli as celebrant. Interment will follow in the West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials be made to the Holy Family R.C. Church, 225 Second St., West Newton.
KATHERINE L. MIKITA KELLER
Katherine L. Mikita Keller, 81, of New Alexandria, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at the William Penn Care Center, Penn Township. She was born Aug. 13, 1918, in New Mine, Pa., a daughter of the late Michael and Fannie Herniak Mikita. She was a housewife. Surviving are her husband, Robert E. Keller of New Alexandria; a daughter, Linda Maxine Corbett and husband, Richard, of Harrison City; a grandson, Robert Corbett of Pittsburgh; a brother and four sisters, Helen Cyktich and Joseph Mikita, both of Rural Valley, Evelyn Loney and Rose McClimans, both of New Castle, and Julia Kuhar of Yatesboro, Pa. Friends received Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington streets, New Alexandria, where services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Terry Carnahan officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Mt. Lebanon Township.