Local news Friday, June 1, 2001
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VFW post commander lived in Farrell, was avid hunter
A funeral Mass will be held Saturday for Stanley Szelest, 309 Beechwood Ave., Farrell. He died at 8:20 a.m. Thursday (5-31-01) in his home of natural causes. He was 74.
Mr. Szelest was born Dec. 16, 1926, in Farrell to Michael and Eva Jarocki Szelest.
The U.S. Army veteran of World War II was a sergeant, having served with the 11th Airborne Infantry in the first occupational forces in Japan.
Mr. Szelest retired in 1985 after 37 years as an electrician and welder with the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp.
He was a member and the current post commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5286; and belonged to Polish National Alliance; and St. Ann Church, all Farrell.
Mr. Szelest was an avid hunter and loved to bowl and garden.
Surviving are: his wife, the former Jane Gorski, whom he married May 29, 1949, in Sts. Phillip and James Church in New Castle, at home; two sons, Stan Szelest and his wife Patty, Cincinnati; and Raymond Szelest and his wife Gina, Tarpon Springs, Fla.; a daughter, Mary Ann Szelest, Youngstown; a brother, Floyd Szelest, Grand Rapids, Mich.; a half sister, Veronica Adams, Girard, Ohio; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a half brother, Edward Panesewicz.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann Church, 601 Fruit Ave., Farrell 16121.
Francis 'Frank' M. Reimold
Penn Power retiree was on township cemetery board
Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday for Francis "Frank" M. Reimold, 733 Hamburg Road, Delaware Township. He died at 2:50 a.m. Thursday (5-31-01) in UPMC Horizon, Greenville, after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 62.
Mr. Reimold was born Dec. 17, 1938, in Greenville to Floyd and Helen Bortz Reimold.
An alumnus of the former Fredonia High School, he retired in 1994 after 32 years as a lineman for the Hartstown Division of Pennsylvania Power Co.
Mr. Reimold was a member of St. Michael's Church in Greenville and served on the board of Delaware (Township) Cemetery.
He was an avid runner and enjoyed golfing and spending time with his grandchildren.
Surviving are: his wife, the former Beverlee A. Dambacher, whom he married Jan. 31, 1959; two daughters, Mrs. Barry (Mary Ann) Melnkovic, Carmel, Ind.; and Mrs. Michael (Julie) Marshall, Greenville; a son, Mark F. Reimold and his wife Robin J., Greenville; a sister, Mary Jane Ringer, Fredonia; two brothers, Stanley and John Reimold, both Fredonia; and six grandchildren, Adam, Cody and Morgan Marshall; Gavin Melnkovic; and Alexis and Lisa Reimold.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Ivan Reimold.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Endowment Fund of St. Michael's School, 85 N. High St., Greenville 16125.
John Malarchick Jr.
Formerly of Farrell, U.S. Steel retiree was WWII vet
A funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family for John Malarchick Jr., John XXIII Home, Hermitage; formerly of Gary, Ind., and Farrell. He died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday (5-31-01) in St. Elizabeth's Health Center, Youngstown. He was 87.
Mr. Malarchick was born Nov. 2, 1913, in Alpha, N.J., to John and Mary Onishko Malarchick.
The U.S. Army veteran served in the Philippines and Okinawa during World War II.
He retired in 1976 as a furnace operator from the Gary plant of U.S. Steel.
Surviving are: two sisters, Ann Kamerer, Hermitage; and Margaret Kelecseny, Farrell; a brother, Mike Malarchick, Warren, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Albert Malarchick.
Helen Jean Weldon Cunningham
Retired Herald receptionist was Catholic Daughters officer
Helen Jean Weldon Cunningham, Hermitage, formerly of 930 Pearl St., Sharon, died at 2 p.m. Thursday (5-31-01) in John XXIII Home, Hermitage, following an extended illness. She was 68.
Mrs. Cunningham was born Aug. 24, 1932, in Sharon to Francis J. and Helen Weldon Dillon.
A 1950 alumnus of Sharon High School, she retired Sept. 1, 1992, after 15 years as a switchboard operator and receptionist for The Herald in Sharon.
As a former employee of Bell Telephone Co., Mrs. Cunningham was a member of the 10 Year Club and worked for nine years as an operator.
She belonged to John XXIII Home Auxiliary; AARP Shenango Valley Chapter 3616; and Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court 507 in Sharon, for which she was a past officer.
Mrs. Cunningham was a member and lector at Church of the Sacred Heart in Sharon.
Her husband, Carl Cunningham, whom she married Feb. 1, 1958, is deceased.
Surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Laura) Robinson, Wheatland; and Mrs. Christopher (Brenda J.) Klara, Rome, N.Y.; a son, Roger W. Cunningham, Orange, Calif.; and a sister, Mrs. Charles (Margaret) Gustin, Sequim, Wash.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a twin sister, Joan O'Brien.
Memorial contributions may be made to Western Pa. Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, 12 E. Ninth St., Suite 304, Erie 16501.
Carmen P. Sarcinella
Sharon man worked at Erie school, county living center
Carmen P. Sarcinella, 325 Columbia St., Apartment 427, Sharon, passed away at 4 p.m. Tuesday (5-29-01) in his home. He was 74.
Born May 1, 1927 in Pittsburgh, Mr. Sarcinella was a son of the late Philip and Hazel Root Sarcinella.
A 1945 alumnus of Farrell High School, he was employed in the maintenance department of Cathedral Prep High School in Erie. He was formerly employed by Mercer County Living Center.
Mr. Sarcinella was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Hubbard.
He enjoyed listening to music, especially Frank Sinatra.
Surviving are: two aunts, Angeline Rotell and Florence Sarcinella, both Farrell; and several cousins.
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