Local news Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001
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Robert Andrew Nye
Retired Hermitage schools custodian was avid bowler
Robert Andrew Nye, 1872 Mercer-Grove City Road, Findley Township, formerly of Clark and Hermitage, died at 3:55 a.m. today, Sept. 25, 2001, in United Community Hospital, Pine Township. He was 87.
Mr. Nye was born Oct. 14, 1913, in Hermitage to Charles H. and Marie Miller Nye.
A 1931 alumnus of Hickory High School in Hermitage, he retired in 1979 from Hermitage schools, where he was a custodian for more than 15 years at the junior high school. Mr. Nye formerly was associated with his father in Nye Markets in Sharon and Farrell.
He was a member of Center Presbyterian Church in Grove City.
Mr. Nye was an avid bowler and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Surviving are: his wife, the former Vivian "Jean" Reigelman, whom he married Aug. 19, 1935, at the residence; a son-in-law, Edwin L. "Vern" Emhoff, Mercer; a brother-in-law, Lawrence H. Powell, Hermitage; two grandchildren, Wayne A. Emhoff and his wife Lisa, Mercer; and Laurie J. McCandless and her husband Robert, Grove City; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Roberta A. "Bertie" Emhoff; and two sisters, Dorothy Nye and Mary Ella Powell.
Kristine K. Holt
K.D. Cakes owner was office manager at mall jewelry store
A funeral service will be held Wednesday for Kristine K. Holt, 18 West Drive, West Salem Township. She died at 1:55 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, in her residence following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 49.
Mrs. Holt was born Aug. 27, 1952, in Meadville, a daughter of Andrew and Zelda Wallace Bigusiak.
On Nov. 28, 1995, she married Franklin J. Holt, who survives.
Mrs. Holt had been employed as the office manager of Citron Jewelers at the Shenango Valley Mall in Hermitage. She had been previously employed by McCandless Ford in Mercer as a notary and title clerk for five years and had worked for two years for Chatfield Drilling Inc. in Greenville.
Mrs. Holt was owner and operator of K.D. Cakes of Greenville.
She enjoyed needlepoint, knitting and various crafts and had a love for her animals.
Mrs. Holt enjoyed sharing her home with her family and many friends whom she loved. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She was a member of Little Corners United Methodist Church, Hayfield Township, Crawford County.
Surviving besides her husband, at home, are: her mother, Meadville; two sons, Kevin Hayes, Meadville; and Anthony DiSalvo, Greenville; two daughters, Linette Hayes, Meadville; and Courtney DiSalvo, Greenville; and a brother, David Bigusiak; and a grandson, Cody Hayes, both Meadville.
Mrs. Holt was preceded in death by her father.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 19 Jefferson Avenue, Sharon 16146; or Sharon Regional Health System's Hospice Home Care, 490 N. Kerrwood Drive, Suite 204, Hermitage 16148.
Theresa Flynn, Coolspring Township, formerly of 380 Cedar Ave., Sharon, died at 1:15 a.m. today (9-25-01) in Woodland Place, Coolspring Township. She was 88.
Obituary information was incomplete.
Twila T. Hughey Hamel
Homemaker was member of Covenant Presbyterian
GREENSBURG, Pa. -- A funeral service will be held Thursday for Twila T. Hughey Hamel, Greensburg, formerly of Hermitage Hills Apartments, Hermitage. She died at 9 p.m. Sunday (9-23-01) in Greensburg Care Center following an extended illness. She was 89.
Mrs. Hamel was born March 22, 1912, in Sharon to John and Estelle Sunday Hughey.
She graduated in 1930 from Sharon High School.
A homemaker, Mrs. Hamel was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Sharon.
She was an avid bingo player.
Her husband, Edward R. Hamel, whom she married in June 1935, passed away in August 1969.
Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Frederick (Geraldine) Snyder, Greensburg; a son, Ronald E. Hamel and his wife Jean, Granbury, Texas; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Hamel was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Carl Hughey.
John Hoster, 406 Mercer Road, Greenville, died at 6:54 p.m. Monday (9-24-01) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. He was 61.
Obituary information was incomplete.
Walter Stanley Spincic Sr.
Electrician retired from WE, was active in St. John's
A funeral service will be held Wednesday for Walter Stanley Spincic Sr., 1214 Custer Orangeville Road, Brookfield. He died at 4:20 a.m. Sunday (9-23-01) in his residence following a three-month illness. He was 77.
Mr. Spincic was born Dec. 3, 1923, in Bessemer, Lawrence County, a son of Frank and Hilda Cetina Spincic.
He was a 1941 alumnus of the former Bessemer High School and also graduated from Bliss Electrical School in Silver Springs, Md.
Walter served with the U.S. Army during World War II and earned the Purple Heart after being wounded in Monte Cusino, Italy.
He retired from the Electrical Test Department of the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. after 38 years of service. Walter had also been a well-known self-employed electrician in Brookfield until the time of his illness.
He was a faithful member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Sharon and enjoyed the Sunday coffee fellowship hours with many of his church family.
He became an avid bird watcher and enjoyed the outdoors.
Walter is survived by his wife, the former Emily Mosora, whom he married July 15, 1972, at Lake Chautauqua, N.Y.
Other surviving family members include: a son, Walter Spincic Jr. and his wife, Anna Mae, Hubbard; a son, David Spincic and his wife Rosella, Phoenix; a daughter, Rosalyn and her husband, Glenn Gault, Hubbard; a sister, Mrs. Tony (Jo) Zorinich, Bessemer; and four grandchildren, Glenn Arlie, Clint Walter, Meghann Teresa and Douglas Michael; and four stepgrandchildren, Phillip, Mallory, Julie and Maggie.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother-in-law, Tony Zorinich.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 226 W. State St., Sharon 16146; or Holy Cross Orthodox Church, 950 Maple Drive, Hermitage 16148.
Frank, 71, of W.W. White Road, San Antonio, Texas 78222, formerly of Lisa Lane, Farrell.
Calling hours: Were 5 to 9 p.m. Monday (9-24-01) in DELLCREST FUNERAL HOME, 2023 South W.W. White Road, San Antonio.
Service: Funeral service at 6 p.m. today (9-25-01) in the funeral home, with the Rev. Edward Pavlicek, pastor of St. Benedict Church, San Antonio, officiating.
Obituary information was incomplete.
Sharon Steel retiree was active in Valley Baptist
A funeral service will be held Friday for Albert Thompson of 34 Beechwood Ave. in Wheatland. He died at 12:20 p.m. Sunday (9-23-01) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. He was 85.
Mr. Thompson was born Dec. 24, 1915, in Smith County, Miss., to Alexander and Minerva Briggs Thompson.
After the death of his father, he was reared by his stepfather, Elbert Pickens Sr.
Mr. Thompson attended schools in Bay Springs, Miss., and retired in 1981 as a truck driver for the former Sharon Steel Corp.'s Farrell plant.
As a member of Valley Baptist Church in Farrell, he achieved longtime service to the church as a trustee, church treasurer and maintenance worker.
Mr. Thompson was an avid fisherman and handyman.
Surviving are: his wife, the former Irene Pickens, whom he married in March 1934, at home; two daughters, Cornelia Thompson Payton, Chicago; and Rozella Thompson, Farrell; five sisters, Bernice Banks, Hattiesburg, Miss.; Flonette Holloway, McGee, Miss.; Evelyn Crosby, Sharon; Sallie Mae Booth, Meridian, Miss.; and Betty Hosey, Youngstown; a brother, Joe L. Pickens, Bay Springs; four grandchildren, Sharon and Keith Payton, both Chicago; Lynette Rainey, Hillside, Ill.; and Janet Hodges, Dalton, Ill.; two godchildren, Genell Cozart and William Jones; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather; an infant daughter; three brothers, George and Robert Pickens; and Elbert Pickens Jr.; and four sisters, Dessie Rambo, Beatrice Barlow, Ruby Keller and Anna Ruth Hardy.
Anna Zalac Reljanovic
St. Anthony's member was born in Yugoslavia
Anna Zalac Reljanovic, formerly of Farrell, died at 4:10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 92.
Mrs. Reljanovic was born June 28, 1909, in Karlovac, Yugoslavia, to Ivan and Anna Papas Slunisky.
She was a member of St. Anthony's Church in Sharon.
Her first husband, Frank Zalac, whom she married in 1927, died in April 1949. Her second husband, Petro Reljanovic, whom she married Feb. 9, 1952, died July 6, 1986.
Surviving are: three daughters, Mrs. Mike (Mary) Bralich, Farrell; Mrs. Jules (Josephine) Bellucci, Hermitage; and Dorothy Trikur, Sharon; a son, Joseph Zalac and his wife Violet, Clark; a sister, Margaret Dekanich, Hermitage; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Besides her husbands, Mrs. Reljanovic was preceded in death by a son, Frank Zalac; a brother, Steve Slunisky; seven sisters, an infant, Mary Slunisky; and Dora Detelich, Katie Podleyon, Josephine Spicko, Pavica Bracus, Manda Vrbanac and Helen Hutinez; a granddaughter, Wendy Zalac Johnson; and a great-granddaughter, Nicole Baldinelli.
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