Clifford Ogg, of Irwin
Clifford "Bud" Ogg, 72, of Irwin (Sewickley Township), died Monday, July 17, 2000, at his home. He was born Feb. 26, 1928, in Sewickley Township, a son of the late John and Essie (Ashley) Ogg. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Ogg "Bud" was employed by Westinghouse Air Brake as a millwright with 42 years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during peacetime. Mr. Ogg "Bud" was a member of the Norwin Christian Church, North Huntingdon, and also Shidle Lodge #601, F&AM. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Doris Ogg and Thelma Peters. Mr. Ogg "Bud" is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jennie (Fiume) Ogg; two sons, Gary and his wife, Cheryl, of West Newton and Jay and his wife, Terri, of Jeannette; three daughters, Karen Weyandt and her husband, Charles, of New Alexandria, Janet Cody Breitinger and her husband, Jay, of Irwin, and Teri Guerrieri and her husband, Charles of Jeannette; four grandchildren, Jill Soltis, Charles Weyandt Jr., Gary Ogg Jr., and Jennifer Guerrieri; two great-grandchildren, Danielle and Haley Soltis; two brothers, James and Jesse Ogg, both of Rillton; two sisters, Vira May Leksell of Avonmore and Evelyn Reidmiller of Rillton; also a number of nieces and nephews. Friends received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Dan Kaser officiating. Interment will follow in the Mars Hill Cemetery, Sewickley Township.
John Peanoske, Export
John Peanoske, 79, of Export, died Sunday, July 16, 2000. Born Nov. 2, 1920, in Washington County, a son of the late Adam and Pauline Zeyzus Pijanuski. John was a retired employee of Coco Brothers and Dick Corp. He was a member of the D.A.V. of Turtle Creek, the L.O.O.M. #234, the American Legion Post #858, and the Sons of Columbus, all of Export, and the S.N.P.J. in Jeannette. Mr. Peanoske was a World War II veteran, having served in the Army Air Corps and was a recipient of two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, and was a P.O.W. for 22 months. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Peonoske; and two sisters, Sally Belak and Mary Trenski. Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Stella Wadrose Peanoske; two sisters, Genevieve Kochanowski of Shaler Township and Lucy Bratkovich and husband, Martin, of Claridge; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from noon to 9 p.m. at the EDWIN N. WOLFE FUNERAL HOME INC., Export, where services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with Father Dismas Young officiating. Interment will follow in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Export.
James Philip Redding Jr., Crestwood, Ky., Formerly of Greensburg
James Philip Redding Jr., 50, of Crestwood, Ky., formerly of Greensburg, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Hospice Palliative Care Unit, Louisville, Ky. He was a former nuclear engineer and plant manager of American Air Filter, Louisville, Ky., and a Navy veteran of Vietnam. Survived by his wife, the former Dale Currence; a son, James C. Redding; daughters, Courtney Ann Redding and Crystal Ann Reeves; father and stepmother, James P. and June Redding; mother and stepfather, Gene and Jaqueline Ulery Gower; sisters, Kimberly and William Eckenrode, Jaye and David Baird, Vanessa Delynko, Paula and David Greece, and Jill and John Giannone; stepbrothers and sisters, Valery Milliron, Kip Gower, Tim Gower, Eric Gower and Michael Gower; and four grandchildren, Joshua Redding, Maikayla Redding, Autum Reeves and Robbie Reeves. The body was cremated. Memorial services at STOESS FUNERAL HOME, Crestwood, Ky., Thursday, July 20, at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Louisville.
Mary (Phillips) Ritter, Carnegie
Mary (Phillips) Ritter, of Carnegie, died Monday, July 17, 2000. She was the wife of the late Harry (Bud) Ritter and the aunt of Carl L. Phillips of Mt. Lebanon, Dr. Joseph Phillips of Gloucester, Va., Mary Anne Sherwin of Hollidaysburg, Pa., Marilyn Radcliffe of Baldwin and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood. A funeral prayer will be at 9 a.m. Thursday followed by a Christian Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Sts. Simon & Jude Roman Catholic Church, Greentree Road. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Anthony School for Exceptional Children, 2718 Custer Ave., Carrick, PA, 15227.
Mike Sawayda, Daisytown
Mike "Mickey" Sawayda, of Daisytown (Walkertown), died at 4 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2000, in Life Care, Pittsburgh. He was born in Donora, a son of the late Wasil and Mary Perun Sawayda. He was a member of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, Daisytown. He was a retired steelworker from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp., Monessen, and was a retired miner from the Crescent #1 coal mine, Daisytown, and the Shannapin mine in Bobtown. He was a member of the U.M.W.A. and the United Steelworkers of America. He is survived by three children, Michael E. and his wife, Marlene Sawayda, of Harrison City, Patricia D. Sawayda at home and Gary Sawayda of Las Vegas, Nev.; two grandchildren, Michael E. Sawayda and Rebecca Sawayda; three sisters, Catherine Hill of Daisytown, Stella Dunkalio of Charleroi and Mary Slogik of California, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Eleanor Micsky Sawayda, on June 6, 1989; five sisters, Julia Zelenik, Ann Cucura, Helen Markovich, Elizabeth Illar and Antonia Cover; and a brother, John Sawayda. Friends will be received Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, Route 40, 2830 Main St., Beallsville, where a blessing service will be held Friday at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary R.C. Church, Daisytown, with the Rev. Francis Jurewicz as celebrant. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Coal Center.
Mathius J. Slobodnik, West Mifflin
Mathius J. "Matt" Slobodnik, of West Mifflin, on Monday, July 17, 2000. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Krizan Slobodnik. Father of Teresa Pekarcik and Matthew Slobodnik, both of Herminie. Brother of Joseph of West Mifflin and the late Rudolph, John, Johanna and George Slobodnik. Grandfather of Cara and Erin Pekarcik and Matthew James Slobodnik. Friends will be received at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall, Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Resurrection Church, West Mifflin. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus #4310, serving as past Faithful Navigator, and was a member of the D.A.V. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Audrey W. (Walker) Smith, Munhall
Audrey W. (Walker) Smith, 72, of Munhall, died Monday, July 17, 2000. She retired in 1990 as an administrative assistant with the Boy Scouts of America, East Valley Area Council. Wife of the late Charles L. Smith Jr. Mother of Charles and wife, Barbara T. Smith, of Florida and Clifford and wife, Helen W. Smith, of Plum Borough. Special friend of Donald Blattner. Sister of Irma Vivio. Grandmother of Christine and Charles J. Smith. Friends received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall. Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Homestead Park United Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Homestead Park United Methodist Church, 4231 Shady Ave., Munhall, PA 15120.
Homer E. Wise, Greensburg
Homer E. Wise, 81, of Greensburg RD6, went home to be with our Lord and Savior Monday, July 17, 2000, at Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. Born June 3, 1919, in Hempfield Township, he was a son of the late Grant and Blanche Rosensteel Wise. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a supervisor for PennDOT. He was a member of the Junior Order of Mechanics, Herminie Council #196. He was one of the initial organizers and a retired member of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees AFL-CIO. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Clarence and Howard Wise; and two sisters, Viola Byers and Marie Smith. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy V. (Herrod) Wise; a son, Roy R. Wise and his wife, Linda, of East Freedom RD1; a daughter, Nancy L. Wise of Greensburg RD6; six grandchildren, Wendy Weltz and her husband, Charles, Robert E. Wise and his wife, Susie, Susan Hinerman, Patricia A. Wise, Ricky A. Wise and his wife, Diana and Dotty L. Gruska and her husband, Gary; seven great-grandchildren, Dalinah Weltz, Bobby and Dustin Wise, Nicole, Amber and Jimmy Hinerman and Alicia Daer; and two great-great-grandchildren, Adam and Andrew Hinerman. Also surviving are two brothers, Clifford Wise of Madison and Paul Wise of Jeannette; and a sister, Mrs. George (Dorothy) Shindehite of Darragh. Friends will be received at the BEATTY-RICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 136, Madison, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Kenneth L. Bossart officiating. Interment will follow in the Middletown United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hempfield Township.
Esther E. Hoover Witman, North Huntingdon
Esther E. Hoover Witman, 77, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at home. She was born Sept. 21, 1922, in Enhaut, Pa., a daughter of the late Samuel E. and Sylvia Sheaffer Hoover. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Irwin. She was a former Bell Telephone operator in Harrisburg, and a former member of the Meadowrue Garden Club, and the Irwin Junior Women's Club. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross, a member of the Senior Citizens Mixed Couples Bowling League, Greensburg, and various local bridge clubs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Hoover; and a sister, Sylvia Selcher. She is survived by her husband of over 57 years, Robert J. Witman; a son, Thomas R. Witman and his wife, Karen, of North Irwin; three daughters, Susan K. Harris and her husband, Al, of Derry, Nancy Sheehy of Latrobe and Beth Miller and her husband, Howard, of Jeannette; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. R. Bruce Maxwell officiating. Interment will follow in Irwin Union Cemetery.
Harry H. Yates, Greensburg, formerly of Emlenton and Pittsburgh
Harry H. Yates, 91, of Greensburg, formerly of Emlenton and Pittsburgh, died Monday, July 17, 2000, in the Greensburg Nursing and Convalescent Center. He was born Aug. 17, 1908, in Emlenton, the son of the late Edward and Hannah Heath Yates. He was a retired employee of West Penn Power and a graduate of Penn State University. He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Sons of the Revolution, and several religious, charitable, business and social organizations. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Marie Collins Yates. Survivors include a son, Edward Yates of Columbia, S.C.; two daughters, Carol Rendulich and husband, Tony, of Greensburg and Christine Yates of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives will be received Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME, 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, (724) 837-0020, www.pantalone.com. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Thursday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Jeffrey Paschal officiating. Graveside service at 2 p.m. in the Emlenton Cemetery Co., Emlenton, Pa. Natale N. Pantalone, funeral director.
Jane C. (Bennett) Yoest, Peters
Jane C. (Bennett) Yoest, 70, of Peters Township, on Sunday, July 16, 2000. Beloved wife of Joseph A. Yoest; loving mother of Kathleen Baird of Eighty Four, Judy Painter of Irwin, Joseph Yoest of South Carolina, Lisa Wollard of Virginia, and Daniel Yoest of Peters Township; sister of Ruth Caruso of Pleasant Hills; and grandmother of Jessica, Donald, Dennis, Caitlin, Michelle, Tiffany, Nikki, Sarah, Daniel and Megan. Friends received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at BEINHAUER, 2828 Washington Road, Peters Township, (724) 941-3211. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Benedict the Abbot Church. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Woodruff Family Services, L.L.P.
Raymond Beggs, Crabtree
Raymond "Snooky" Beggs, 61, of Crabtree, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born May 4, 1939, in Greensburg, the son of the late Isabelle Skodak Carlson. He was a retired custodian for the Greensburg Salem School District, and formerly was a chef for Carbone's Restaurant for several years. He was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, and a life member of the Crabtree V.F.D. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Ann Micklow Beggs; a sister, Harriett Carlson of California; a nephew and niece; and several cousins. Relatives and friends will be received Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME, 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, (724) 837-0020, www.pantalone.com. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Crabtree, with the Rev. Luke Policicchio, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg. The Crabtree V.F.D. will conduct a service Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Natale N. Pantalone, funeral director.
Margaret Jarvis Bogatay, Nutley, N.J., Formerly of White Valley
Margaret Jarvis Bogatay, 73, of Nutley, N.J., formerly of White Valley, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at her home. She was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Norfolk, Va., a daughter of the late Henry C. and Margaret Pierce Jarvis. Margaret was last employed as a school teacher from 1973 until 1983 at Holy Family School in Nutley. She was a member of Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia Alumni Association, D.A.V. Post 8 Auxiliary of Greater Pittsburgh, the Nutley Family Service Bureau and was a former Girl Scout leader in Nutley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Frank J. Bogatay, in 1992. Surviving are a daughter, Carolyn Redwood of Columbus, Ohio; a son, Frank J. Bogatay of White Valley; and a sister, Frances Smith of Georgia. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the EDWIN N. WOLFE FUNERAL HOME INC., Export. A Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St. John Baptist de la Salle Church, Delmont, with Father William C. McGuirk as celebrant. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.