Local news Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000
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Keith Boardley, 30 Shenango Blvd., Farrell, died at 3:35 p.m. Monday (10-9-00) in the emergency room of Sharon Regional Health System of a heart attack. He was 40.
Obituary information was incomplete.
Gertrude Lomiski Buzga
Hermitage woman was clerk at former Treasure Island
Gertrude Lomiski Buzga, 1699 Pine Hollow Blvd., Hermitage, died at 3:07 p.m. Monday (10-9-00) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System from injuries sustained in a car crash at the intersection of Connelly Boulevard and Smith Avenue in Sharon. She was 80.
Mrs. Buzga was born March 12, 1920, in Van Leer, Ky., to John and Ann Tutka Lomiski.
She was a clerk for the former Treasure Island department store, Hermitage.
A homemaker, Mrs. Buzga was a Roman Catholic.
Her husband, Bedrick Buzga, whom she married Dec. 27, 1945, died Nov. 13, 1983.
Surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Rosalie) Hazi, Mercer; and Mrs. Justin (Linda) Silvidi, Brookfield; a sister, Mrs. George (Jenny) Vermillion, Kirkwood, Mo.; and five grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter and Richard Lomiski; and John Lomiski Jr.
Hallie Fleck, 749 Greenville Road, Mercer, died at 11:45 p.m. Monday (10-9-00) in UPMC Horizon, Greenville. She was 91.
Obituary information was incomplete.
Patricia Myers McKittrick
Active in Eastern Star, retiree had siblings living here
WITTMER, Pa. -- Patricia Myers McKittrick, 40-year resident of Moon Township, Allegheny County, formerly of Sharpsville, died Friday morning (10-6-00) in the Eastern Star Home. She was 79.
Mrs. McKittrick was born June 28, 1921, in Sharpsville to Harry C. and Fern M. Fryar Myers.
She retired in June 1966 as a secretary for R.T. Lewis Co.
Mrs. McKittrick was a member and past worthy matron of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 439, Coraopolis; and belonged to Coraopolis United Methodist Church.
Her first husband, John Dickey; and her second husband, Robert McKittrick, are deceased.
Surviving are: a daughter, Janet Weaver, Hatfield, Pa.; two sisters, Betty Blose, Sharpsville; and Leta Myers, Moon Township; two brothers, Harry Myers, Sharpsville; and Virgil Myers, Arcanum, Ohio; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 439 in care of Cordaine Mitchell, 118 N. Virco Drive, McKees Rocks, Pa. 15136.
A funeral service was held at noon Monday (10-9-00) in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage, with the Rev. Lee Weber, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Sharpsville, officiating. Burial followed in the cemetery.
Edyth B. Paxton
Grange member, seamstress at Polk lived in Sandy Lake
Edyth B. Paxton, 3414 Main St., Sandy Lake, died Sunday (10-8-00) in United Community Hospital, Pine Township, after a brief illness. She was 86.
Mrs. Paxton was born Jan. 9, 1914, in Sandy Lake to George M. and Wealtha Mae Davey Boyd.
She attended Sandy Lake schools and had lived in the same home in which she was reared.
Mrs. Paxton was a seamstress for 17 years at Polk Center.
She was a member of Sandy Lake (Township) Presbyterian Church, Polk Retirees and the former Princess Rebekah Lodge.
Mrs. Paxton also was a member for 50 years of what was the Sandy Lake Grange and the combined New Vernon Grange.
The accomplished seamstress and milliner made many hats when they were in fashion.
She did ceramics during the last 10 years, and made porcelain dolls and doll clothes for her granddaughters and great-grand-daughters.
Her husband, William J. Paxton, whom she married May 31, 1931, died Nov. 4, 1999.
Surviving are: three daughters, Shirley Paxton, Oil City; Mrs. Lloyd (Anna Louise) Braham, Grove City; and Mrs. Gordon (Eileen) Opitz, Sandy Lake; a brother, Dale Boyd, Sandy Lake; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Adams.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sandy Lake Presbyterian Church, 3461 Sandy Lake-New Lebanon Road, Sandy Lake 16145; or Make a Wish Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, Northwest Division, Box 1667, Erie 16507.
Ingeborg M. Miodrag
German-born Farrell woman was member of St. George
Funeral will be Thursday for Ingeborg M. Miodrag, 604 Park Ave., Farrell. She died at 9:55 p.m. Sunday (10-8-00) in The Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati following a brief illness. She was 73.
Mrs. Miodrag was born July 21, 1927, in Osnabrück, Germany, to Heinrich and Karoline Silvert Reimler.
She was a member of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, Hermitage; Circle of Serbian Sisters St. Petka; and the Church Mothers Club.
Mrs. Miodrag also belonged to Serbian National Federation Lodge 68, Farrell.
Surviving are: her husband, Milos Miodrag Sr., whom she married Nov. 4, 1950, at home; a daughter, Mrs. George (Mirjana) Simons, Parrish, Fla.; two sons, Milos Jr., Birmingham, Ala.; and Stevan, Cincinnati; two sisters, Elfriede Schlingmeyer, Bissendorf, Germany; and Irmgart Feuerstack, Bad Oeynhousen, Germany; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 65 S. Keel Ridge Road, Hermitage 16148.
Maria Spadafora, Hermitage, died at 12:25 a.m. today (10-10-00) in Nugent Convalescent Home, Hermitage. She was 91.
Obituary information was incomplete.
Timothy Alan Spohn
Sharon man attended Brookfield schools
Timothy Alan Spohn, 367 Mesabi St., Sharon, died at 2:37 p.m. Saturday (10-7-00) at home of an apparent heart attack. He was 43.
Mr. Spohn was born Feb. 13, 1957, in Sharon to John W. and Ella Nora Jewel Spohn Sr.
He attended Brookfield schools and was an avid bingo player.
Surviving are: a sister, Nora J. Humphrey, Farrell; two brothers, David W., Farrell; and Richard L. Melfa, Va.; a stepsister, Sandra Kashmere, Masury; and a stepbrother, Darrell Myers, West Middlesex.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Daniel; and three brothers, John Michael and Edward.
Florence ‘Grandma’ Wincenciak
N.Y. native had lived with granddaughter in Mercer
DUNKIRK, N.Y. -- Florence "Grandma" Wincenciak, 64 W. Doughty St., Dunkirk, died Sunday afternoon (10-8-00) in United Community Hospital, Pine Township.
Mrs. Wincenciak was born in Dunkirk to John and Mary Niewolak Ceranowicz Geertson.
She was a resident of Dunkirk for most of her life before moving two years ago to Mercer, where she lived with her granddaughter, Susan Bennett.
Mrs. Wincenciak was a member of St. Hyacinth’s Church, Dunkirk.
Her husband, Albert F. Wincenciak, died May 4, 1986.
Surviving are: a son, Albert, Lakeview, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Patricia) Krzyzanowski, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Chester (Mary Jane) Krystofiak, Dunkirk; a brother, John Ceranowicz, Dunkirk; eight grandchildren, including Susan Bennett; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry and Clemens Ceranowicz; three sisters, Esther Czekanski, Dolores Frazier and Elizabeth Ceranowicz; and a granddaughter, Patricia Krzyzanowski.
Richard Arnold Young
Peoples Gas retiree, Army vet
belonged to Harrisville church
Richard Arnold Young, Harrisville, died at 7:20 a.m. Monday (10-9-00) in United Community Hospital, Pine Township, following a one-week illness. He was 79.
Mr. Young was born Aug. 2, 1921, in Pine Township to Willard Lee and Aleta Naomi Bortz Young.
He retired in February 1986 from Peoples Gas Co., for which he was a pipefitter for 34 years.
An Army veteran, Mr. Young served in the Pacific in the 38th "Cyclone" and "Avenger of Bataan" divisions in New Guinea and in the Philippines during World War II.
He was a member of Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Harrisville.
Mr. Young enjoyed traveling and refinishing furniture.
Surviving are: his wife, the former Opaline R. McFadden, whom he married Feb. 8, 1947, at home; a son, Richard A., Jamestown, a page designer for The Herald; two sisters, Frances Horne, Granger, Texas; and Nancy Bergman, Concord, Calif.; and a grandson.
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