Local news Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001
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John P. Aiuppy
Former Sharon resident retired from CSX Railroad
MEADVILLE -- John P. Aiuppy, 14030 Oakview Drive, Meadville, formerly of Sharon, died at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday (11-13-01) in his home. He was 75.
Mr. Aiuppy was born Jan. 20, 1926, in Zion, Ill., to Ross and Lulu Frances Bailey Aiuppy.
The World War II Army veteran retired in 1987 as a machinist with CSX Railroad in Louisville, Ky.
Surviving are: his wife, the former Mary Naomi Yoder, whom he married June 15, 1945; two sons, Laurance B. Aiuppy and his wife, Jani, Livingston, Mont.; and Terril J. Aiuppy and his wife, Carol, Meadville; two sisters, Sadie Frances Stahl and Luella June Wimmer, both Zion; and three grandchildren, Duane Allen Aiuppy, Randall Scott Aiuppy and Laurie Schambach.
A daughter, Sandra Lynn Aiuppy; two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Crawford County, 448 Pine St., Meadville 16335.
NW resident belonged to clubs in Coraopolis
Viola Alexander, formerly of Coraopolis, died Tuesday (11-13-01) in Shenango Presbyterian Home in New Wilmington. She was 93.
Mrs. Alexander was born May 9, 1908, in Allison Park to Wilber Thompson and Carrie Hobert Hoburg Thompson.
She was the widow of Howard J. Alexander; the mother of Mrs. Charles A. (Norma J.) Garrett, New Wilmington, and the late James W. and Thomas W. Alexander; and grandmother of Donald J. and Thomas C. Garrett and David J. Alexander. Also surviving are nine great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Alexander was a member of the New Era Club, Coraopolis, and the Coraopolis Century Club.
She was an organizer of the Women's Golden Age Club in Coraopolis and was a life member of Order of the Eastern Star Montour Chapter, Coraopolis.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shenango Presbyterian Senior Care Home, 238 S. Market St., or New Wilmington United Methodist Church, 125 S. Mercer St., both New Wilmington 16142.
The Rev. W. Edward Dahringer
Methodist minister, professor was born in Sharon
STUART, Fla. -- The Rev. W. Edward Dahringer of Howell, Mich., passed away at 7:23 p.m. Nov. 5, 2001, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart. He was 70.
Rev. Dahringer was born Oct. 16, 1931, in Sharon to Walter Edward Dahringer and Naida Irene Robinson Dahringer.
He is survived by his wife, the former Marjorie Alexander, at home; children, Nancy Dahringer, Lansing, Mich.; Barbara (Jeff) McNally, Adrian, Mich.; and James (Anne Mette) Dahringer, Copenhagen, Denmark; stepdaughters, Jennifer (Glenn) Beal, Howell; and Kelly (David) Hunsanger, Bad Axe, Mich.; grandchildren, Ian McNally, Zoey Dahringer, Courtney Beal and Scott and Brianna Hunsanger.
Rev Dahringer is also survived by his former wife, Donna; his sister, Naomi Dahringer, Sharon; and a brother, Homer "Buddy" Dahringer, Glen Carbon, Ill.
Rev. Dahringer graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and from Methodist Theological Seminary of Delaware, Ohio, where he earned a master's of divinity degree. He later earned a master's degree in guidance and counseling from Eastern Michigan University.
Prior to his retirement, Rev. Dahringer served the Parma and North Parma (Mich.) United Methodist churches, as well as Calvary United Methodist Church in Jackson, Mich. He was also a professor at Spring Arbor (Mich.) University.
Calling hours were from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, in Jackson. A funeral service celebrating his life was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, in Calvary United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Michael T. Conklin and the Rev. Dr. John Ellinger, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 925 Backus Ave., Jackson, MI 49202; or American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 700, Pittsburgh 15235.
Phyllis Herbick, 1966 Rettig Drive, Hermitage, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday (11-14-01) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 74.
Obituary information was incomplete.
Catherine Ann Heyer
Son was former manager of local Kaufmann's store
MINERAL RIDGE, Ohio -- Catherine Ann Heyer, formerly of West Third Street and East State Street, both Niles, Ohio, died at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday (11-14-01) in Glen View Manor after a six-year illness. She was 85.
Mrs. Heyer was born July 17, 1916, in Niles, a daughter of Arthur J. and Gladys Newey Thomas. She spent her lifetime in Niles.
A 1935 graduate of McKinley High School, Niles, she belonged to First United Methodist Church in Niles, where she taught Sunday school and worked in the church nursery.
Mrs. Heyer enjoyed traveling, fishing and cooking.
Her husband, Henry L. Heyer, whom she married Oct. 12, 1935, died Jan. 11, 1997. Mrs. Heyer was also preceded in death by a sister, Laura M. Stoddart.
Survivors include: a daughter, Carol Stephens, Mecca, Ohio, formerly of Niles; a son, Arthur E. Heyer, Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Hermitage and former manager of Kaufmann's department store, Hermitage; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 608 N. Crandon Ave., Niles, OH 44446; or Alzheimer's Association, Box 321, Canfield, OH 44406-0321.
Jean I. Krvar
Farrell woman was active at New Life Baptist Church
Jean I. Krvar, 39 Cathedral Drive, Farrell, formerly of Fredonia, died at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in O'Brien Memorial Nursing Home, Masury. She was 76.
Mrs. Krvar was born Feb. 27, 1925, in Wheatland to William and Maude Hamlin Lloyd.
She was a graduate of Farrell High School.
During World War II, Mrs. Krvar was employed at General American Transportation Corp.'s former Masury plant, and for many years after the war, she worked at the former W.T. Grant Co. in Sharon.
A charter member of New Life Baptist Church in New Wilmington, she was very active in church affairs.
Her husband, George Krvar, whom she married in 1962, died in 1986.
Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Karen L.) Schell, Clark; four sons, Terrance E. Parkinson, Hermitage; Dennis W. Parkinson and Carl S. Krvar, both Masury; and Frederick Garbler, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two sisters, Shirley Skibo, Sharon; and Dorothy Tanner, Baltimore; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Krvar was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Janice Parkinson; two sisters, Wilma Leipheimer and Virginia Thomas; and a brother, William Lloyd Jr.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation, Greater Pittsburgh Chapter, 1323 Forbes Ave., Suite 200, Pittsburgh 15219.
Catherine Mazyck, 1010 Beechwood Ave., Farrell, died at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday (11-14-01) in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh.
Obituary information was incomplete.
Matilda T. Pirlo
Fla. homemaker belonged to St. Bernadette's Church
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. -- Matilda T. Pirlo of Ormond Beach, formerly of state Route 7, Brookfield, died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday (11-14-01) in Florida after an extended illness. She was 81.
Mrs. Pirlo was born Oct. 13, 1920, in West Middlesex, a daughter of Andrew and Theresa Benish Pleso.
Matilda was a member of St. Bernadette's Church, Masury.
A homemaker her entire life, she married Angelo "Bates" Pirlo, April 22, 1939. He died Sept. 22, 1999.
Survivors include: two sons, Thomas Pirlo, Hubbard; and Dennis Pirlo, Daytona Beach, Fla.; a sister, Mary Palazzo, Sharpsville; three brothers, Andrew Pleso, in Florida; Joseph Pleso, in Pennsylvania; and Michael Pleso, Hermitage; and two grandchildren.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Pirlo was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, John, Frank and Steve Pleso; and an infant sister.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernadette's Church, 7808 Locust St., Masury 44438.
William R. Ruffo
William R. Ruffo, 1326 Wakefield Drive, Hermitage, died at 12:10 a.m. today (11-15-01) in his home after an extended illness. He was 71.
Obituary information was incomplete.
Homemaker was active at Holy Cross Orthodox
A funeral service will be held Saturday for Frances Turjan, 3453 Sample Road, Hermitage. She passed away at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System following a brief illness. She was 92.
Mrs. Turjan was born Aug. 13, 1909, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a daughter of the late Morris and Mary Barson.
Frances moved to Romania when she was 2 years old and returned to the United States in 1926.
A homemaker, she married Paul C. Turjan Sr. on May 7, 1929. He preceded her in death Oct. 10, 1991.
She was an active member of Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Hermitage.
Mrs. Turjan enjoyed cooking, sewing, flower gardening and spending time with her family, particularly her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include: three sons, Paul Turjan Jr. and his wife Hilda, Hermitage; Eugene Turjan and his wife Donna, Stevensville, Mont.; and Harvey Turjan and his wife Karen, Cleveland; nine grandchildren, Timothy, Donald, Tracy, Carrie and Christopher Turjan; Patricia Tomko; Robin Holcom; Kelly Reese; and Mellisa James; and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and her parents, Mrs. Turjan was preceded in death by two brothers, Aurel Barson and Tovi Gansca.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Orthodox Church, 950 Maple Drive, Hermitage 16148.
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