Local news Monday, April 9, 2001
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Margaret Stanko Dunn
Mercer homemaker belonged to GC church
Margaret Stanko Dunn, 464 E. Beaver St., Mercer, died Sunday morning (4-8-01) in Woodland Place, Coolspring Township, after a brief illness. She was 80.
Mrs. Dunn was born Sept. 20, 1920, in Farrell to John and Mary Terpak Stanko.
A homemaker, she was a member of Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Grove City and was active in the 4-H Club in Mercer.
Mrs. Dunn also belonged to the 50 Plus Club at Mercer Methodist Church.
Her husband, James E. Dunn, whom she married Sept. 19, 1947, died March 8, 1998.
Surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Linda) Glunt of Mercer and Mrs. Donald (Donna) Ferrante of Uniontown, Ohio; a sister, Mary Stanko of Farrell; and a granddaughter, Mandy, wife of Patrick Geary, of Mercer.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Ann Fabian.
DUNNDoris Ann Moon
Victoria Elizabeth Ritz
Victoria Elizabeth Ritz, infant daughter of Patrick James "PJ" and Aimee Ciesla Ritz, 325 Lincoln Ave., Grove City, died at 2 a.m. Tuesday (4-3-01) in Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was 11 days old.
Victoria was born March 22, 2001, in Grove City.
Surviving besides her parents are: her grandparents, Joe and Marie Klanica Page of Harrisville and Gordon and Cindy Watson Walheim of Eau Claire; her great-grandparents, Benedict Ciesla of Barkeyville and Charles and Martha Page of Foxburg, Pa.; and her uncle and aunt, Scott and Angie Cunningham of Grove City.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Harry Ciesla.
Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital, Corporate Development Office, 1 Children's Place, 3705 Desoto St., Pittsburgh 15213.
There were no calling hours. A private family funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday (4-5-01) in Grove City, with Pastor James Elmsmore of Fundamental Baptist Church of St. Petersburg, Pa., officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park, Pine Township.
Earl S. Mowry
Sharon Steel retiree belonged to Church of Good Shepherd
Earl S. Mowry, 4226 New Castle Road, Shenango Township, died at 1:43 p.m. Saturday (4-7-01) in the hospital of Jameson Health System, New Castle, after a lengthy illness. He was 84.
Mr. Mowry was born Jan. 14, 1917, in Sharpsville to Chester and Una Bell Mowry.
He retired in 1974 after 37 years from Sharon Steel Corp.'s former Farrell plant, where he was an assistant roller.
A member of Church of the Good Shepherd in West Middlesex, he was an usher and belonged to its Holy Name Society.
Surviving are: his wife, the former Loretta Champ, whom he married June 19, 1943; two daughters, Geralyn Hoak of Hermitage and Mary Jo, wife of Max Allen, of Nogales, Ariz.; two sons, Thomas Mowry of Bloomington, Minn., and Ronald Mowry of Riverview, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Vern and Ward Mowry; and a sister, Vista Grittie.
Helen L. Popadak
Erie woman was member of St. Joe's, CD of A 507
ERIE -- Helen L. Popadak, formerly of 219 Meadowbrook Drive, Hermitage, died at 4 a.m. Sunday (4-8-01) in Manchester Lodge, Erie, after an extended illness. She was 88.
Mrs. Popadak was born June 18, 1913, in Sharon to George and Mary Stofko Yobe.
An alumna of the former Sacred Heart School in Sharon, she was employed for four years in the office of the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. Mrs. Popadak previously was a clerk for 12 years for the former Boston Store in Sharon.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Church and Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court 507, both Sharon.
Her husband, Andrew J. Popadak, whom she married June 20, 1936, died on May 14, 1993.
Surviving are: a son, William A. Popadak and his wife, Mary, of Erie; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Yobe of Hermitage; and Mary Popadak of Sharon; a brother-in-law, Michael Popadak of Hermitage; two grandchildren, Stefanie Bich and Jillian Popadak; and a great-grandchild, Hunter Bich.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Ann Lazor; and a brother, George Yobe.
Leon VanHorn, formerly of Sharpsville, died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday (4-8-01) in Countryside Convalescent Home, East Lackawannock Township. He was 76.
Obituary information was incomplete.
James M. Longley
Masury man retired after 43 years at Sharon Steel
Funeral will be Wednesday for James M. Longley, 8249 Warren-Sharon Road, Masury. He died at 6:50 p.m. Friday (4-6-01) in UPMC Horizon, Farrell, after an extended illness. He was 83.
Mr. Longley was born July 29, 1917, in Marietta, Ohio, to Charles and Orlinda Davis Longley.
He retired in 1979 after 43 years from the former Sharon Steel Corp.'s Farrell plant, for which he served in the traffic department.
Mr. Longley belonged to First Presbyterian Church in Sharon; and was a life member of Youngstown Traffic Club.
He enjoyed gardening and lawn care.
His wife, the former Helen E. Sebes, whom he married in 1938, died on Nov. 28, 1993.
Surviving are: a son, James Longley of Sharon; a daughter, Marian Komara of Seminole, Fla..; a brother, Charles Longley of Hartford; three sisters, Doris Sabo of Brunswick, Maine; Edna Rado of Sharon; and Anna Slifka of Masury; and two grandchildren, James F. Longley Jr.; and Michael C. Longley.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Alma Begeot, Orlinda Derr and Betty Mosora; and three brothers, Dudley, Frank and Fred Longley.
James P. Morgenstern
Marine veteran of WWII was runner, weight lifter, painter
WARREN, Ohio -- Funeral will be Tuesday for James P. Morgenstern, 416 Whispering Pines, Warren. He died at 9 a.m. Saturday (4-7-01) at home after a brief illness. He was 75.
Mr. Morgenstern was born Jan. 15, 1926, in Sharon to Howard and Bessie Baldwin Morgenstern.
He retired in 1982 after 30 years' service from Van Huffel Tube Corporation in Warren, where he was a production control manager.
A Marine Corps veteran, Mr. Morgenstern served during World War II.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Howland, Ohio.
Mr. Morgenstern was a competitive runner, participating in the Boston Marathon.
He was an avid reader, freelance painter and weight lifter.
Surviving are: two daughters, Barbara L. Morgenstern of Ithaca, N.Y.; and Mrs. Eddie (Susan L.) Tabak of Struthers, Ohio; two sons, Dr. James R. Morgenstern, D.C. of Howland; and Nicholas H. Morgenstern of Athens, Ohio; a sister, Jean Swartz of Boardman, Ohio; a brother, Howard C. Morgenstern of Lady Lake, Fla..; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, William E. Morgenstern.
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