Local news Sunday, June 17, 2001
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Ralph S. Rhoads
Navy vet was lifetime member of Mercer Moose
Funeral services will be Wednesday (6-20-01), for Ralph S. Rhoads, 41 N. Hope Mill Road, East Lackawonnock Township. He died at his residence at 7:45 p.m. Thursday (6-14-01) following an extended illness. He was 77.
He was born July 25, 1923 in Harrisville, to Alda O. Roxberry.
Mr. Rhoads was a Navy veteran, having served in World War II.
He was a truck driver for Foster Grading, Jackson Center.
Mr. Rhoades was a member of Mercer United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1637, Mercer; American Legion Post 159, Mercer; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6345, Mercer.
Surviving are: his wife at home, Virginia McConnell Rhoades, whom he married June 30, 1943; one daughter, Lynda, wife of Robert Cieliesaa, Dearborn, Mich.; one son, Robert "Posey" Rhoades and his wife, Melinda, Slippery Rock; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercer Area Library, 143 N. Pitt St., Mercer 16137, or Hospice of Sharon Regional Health System, 490 N. Kerrwood Drive, Suite 204, Hermitage, 16148.
Former Sharon man lived in Pittsburgh; wife survives
Nicholas Hardy, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Sharon, died peacefully Saturday (6-16-01). He was 89.
Surviving are: his wife, Anne Gall Hardy, Pittsburgh; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Hardy was the brother of the late Mary Hopko, Ann Yenick, Kathryn Adderty, Margaret, Steve, John, Gregory, Michael and Joseph Hardy.
Lawrence G. 'Larry' Pavone
Auto dealer received Purple Heart in World War II
Lawrence G. 'Larry' Pavone, 7198 Brookwood Dr., Brookfield, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday (6-15-01) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health Systems. He was 82.
Mr. Pavone was born in Trafford, Pa., on March 18, 1919, a son of Vincent and Maria Schiavone Pavone.
After graduating from Brookfield High School in 1937, he served in the United States Army as a staff sergeant and received a Purple Heart for service in World War II.
Mr. Pavone was the owner/operator of Pavone Buick, Inc. in Alliance, Ohio and later in Greenville.
His memberships included the Farrell Lion's Club, Masury Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8860 and the Automobile Dealers Association. In his spare time, he was a sports enthusiast.
Surviving are: his wife, Katherine P. Jones Pavone, whom he married Sept. 9, 1943; three children, Larry R. Pavone, Hubbard; Wenda Kay Patrick, Ford City, Pa.; and Richard K. Pavone, Brookfield; four grandchildren, Kelly, Kristopher, Brandon and Brent Pavone; four nephews and three nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Dominic, Patrick and Anthony; and one sister, Philomina McWhorter.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sharon, 490 N. Kerrwood Drive, Suite 204, Hermitage, 16148.
Evelyn M. Campbell Miller
Homemaker was member of Mercer Free Methodist
Evelyn M. Campbell Miller, 500 Clarksville Road, Hermitage, formerly of Mercer, died at 2 a.m. Friday (6-15-01) in Nugent Convalescent Home, Hermitage. She was 83.
Mrs. Miller was born June 13, 1918 in Mercer to Clarence and Jessie Snyder Campbell.
A homemaker, she was married to William H. Miller, who died June 21, 1996.
She was a member of Mercer Free Methodist Church.
Surviving are: one daughter, Jean Ann Jamison, Arizona; one daughter-in-law, Gail Miller, Tionesta, Pa.; three grandsons, Tim Jamison, Danny Miller and Ron Jamison; and six great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one son, William H. Miller, Jr., and one brother, Paul Campbell.
Tracey E. Pinkins
Ga. woman attended Brookfield, Sharon schools
Funeral services will be Thursday (6-21-01) for Tracey E. Pinkins, 709 Sherman Ave., Sharon, formerly of Waycross, Ga.
Ms. Pinkins died at 5:58 a.m. Friday (6-15-01) in her home following a brief illness. She was 38.
She was born Sept. 15, 1962 in Sharon to the Rev. Robert L. Pinkins, Sr. and the Rev. Emma L. Styles Pinkins.
Ms. Pinkins attended Brookfield and Sharon schools and received her GED from Georgia.
She attended St. John's Baptist Church in Waycross, Ga. and Pentecostal House of Prayer Church, Farrell.
She enjoyed fishing and reading.
Surviving are: two daughters, Tamika Shawndell, Hermitage; and Patrice Shawntell, Waycross, Ga.; two sons, Damean Terrell, Waycross, and Quinton Demond, at home; her father and stepmother, Gayle Pinkins, Alexandria, Va.; her mother, Farrell; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Neal, Waycross; three sisters, Mrs. J.J. (Janice) Wilson, Sharon, with whom she made her home; Ms. Valerie Pinkins, Youngstown; and Ms. Valencia Pinkins, Daytona Beach, Fla.; three brothers, Robert L., Jr., Atlanta, Ga., Rickie Pinkins, Farrell; Corey Pinkins, Alexandria, Va.; two grandchildren, London Deonte, Waycross and De'Andrea Vondell, Hermitage; two godchildren, Terica Denton and MaDarius Davis, both of Waycross.; one godsister, Charlene Anderson Delacruz, Sharon; her foster parents, Elbert (Pam) Keller, Mississippi; her aunt, Debra Gadson, Waycross, who helped to rear her; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas (Maggie) Styles, Sr.
David Alan McFarland
David Alan McFarland, 3760 Bethel Road, Wilmington Township, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday (6-16-01) of an apparent heart attack in UPMC Horizon, Farrell. He was 37.
Obituary information was incomplete.
Anna Marie Ross
Anna Marie, 70, of El Paso, Texas
Calling hours: 4 to 9 p.m. today (6-17-01) at Sunset Funeral Home--East, El Paso, TX.
Service: 9:30 a.m. Monday (6-18-01) at the funeral home.
Interment: Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, Texas
Neal F. Conger, 110 S. Keelridge Road, Hermitage, died Friday (6-15-01) at UPMC Horizon, Farrell. He was 76.
Mr. Carhart was born Sept. 12, 1924 in Sharon to Encil F. and Wilma Mae Shanes Conger.
A veteran of the United States Army who served during World War II and in the European Theatre of Operations with the 15th Infantry, Mr. Conger was a highly decorated veteran. He received the Purple Heart with three Oak Leaves, the Combat Infantry Badge and a Presidential Citation with five invasion stars for having been in the invasion landings of North Africa, Sicily, Anzio and France.
He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5286, Farrell.
Mr. Conger retired after 30 years of service at the former Westinghouse Corp., Sharon, as a coilwinder. He was a member of the Westinghouse Retirees.
Mr. Conger attended Central Christian Church, Hermitage, where his parents had been instrumental in the founding of the church.
Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Deborah Jane Bell of St. Charles, Mo. and two granddaughters, Rachel and Rebecca Bell, also of St. Charles.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane Maleychik Conger, whom he married Nov. 29, 1953, on July 28, 1990; his parents and a son-in-law, Robert D. Bell.
Donations may be made to the Education Fund of Central Christian Church, 218 Meadowbrook Road, Hermitage, 16148.
Hermitage man owned Dom's Auto, enjoyed racing
Dominick Esposito, 98 Meadowbrook Drive, Hermitage, died at 7:55 p.m. Friday (6-15-01) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System, Sharon, following an extended illness. He was 90.
Mr. Esposito was born Nov. 24, 1910 in Italy to Salvatore and Carmella Presta Esposito. He immigrated to the United States in 1913 at the age of 3.
After attending Mercer schools, Mr. Esposito worked at Malleable National Castings as a master mechanic for several years. He later owned and operated Dom's Auto Service on Irvine Avenue in Sharon.
Mr. Esposito enjoyed stock car racing and at one time owned his own cars, #8 and #68. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
A bowler, Mr. Esposito once sponsored and played for Dom's Auto Service at Thornton Hall Bowling Lanes in Sharon.
Surviving are: his wife, the former Antoinette M. Pepe, whom he married July 16, 1946; two daughters, Carmella "Tootsie" Pellegrino and her husband Patsy, Hermitage, and Marie Esposito of Anaheim Hills, Ca.; a stepson, Pat Pannelle and his wife Emily Pannelle, Hermitage; two sisters, Mary Kopta and Lena Esposito, both of Mercer; a brother, Ernie Esposito, Hermitage; four grandchildren, three step-grandsons and two step-granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Jenny Fanelli, who passed away in 1942; and four brothers, Florie, Ben, Angelo and Albert.
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