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Today's death record

  • Caroline Bodien, 72, of 2189 Homewood Drive, Hermitage.
  • Evelyn Marie Fromm Caswell, 85, of 700 Mercer Ave., Sharpsville.
  • Irene Gaborko, 76, Hubbard.
  • Robert "Bob" W. Jordan, 72, of 27 Cathedral Drive, Farrell.
  • Freda Shaffer McKay, 54, Culpepper, Va.
  • Paul Clayton Miller, 85, of 7163 E. State St., Hermitage.
  • Vincent W. O'Hara, 64, of 511 Stambaugh Ave., Sharon.
  • Anne M. Plawky, 89, of 279 Crawford Drive, Hermitage.
  • Helen Shafer, 76, of 1137 Wallis Ave., Farrell.


Today's obituaries
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Rufus Houston Lyles
Edward Francis Nych
Gustav R. Wall
Freda Shaffer McKay
Vincent W. O'Hara
Helen Shafer
Thomas N. Thomas
  Caroline Bodien
Robert 'Bob' W. Jordan
Paul Clayton Miller
Anne M. Plawky
Evelyn Marie Fromm Caswell
Irene Gaborko
Artie M. Johnson

Rufus Houston Lyles
Sharon Steel retiree was native of South Carolina

A funeral service will be held Saturday for Rufus Houston Lyles, 335 Sterling Ave., Apartment 110, Sharon. He died at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday (1-22-02) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. He was 85.

Mr. Lyles was born June 6, 1916, in Carlisle, S.C., to Benjamin Lyles and Carrie Farr Lyles.

He retired in 1981 as a keeper from the former Sharon Steel Corp.'s Farrell plant, where he worked for 34 years.

Mr. Lyles was a member of Local 1197 of United Steelworkers.

Surviving are: six sons, Charles Nixon, Wilbert Nixon and Ronald Nixon, all New York City; Raymond Nixon, Silver Springs, Md.; Robert Nixon, Sharon; and Jerome Nixon, Washington, Pa.; a companion, Arrietta M. Nixon, Sharon; one brother, George Lyles, Union, S.C.; eight grandchildren, Darlene Ousley, Demond Nixon, Ronald Harvey, Warren Nixon, TaMara Nixon, Genevieve Nixon, Karlon Nixon and Yireiza Nixon; and six great-grandchildren, Langston Ousley, Desiree Ousley; LaShay Nixon, LaShaunda Nixon, Warren Nixon Jr. and Jordan Nixon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and six brothers.

LYLES
    
Rufus Houston, 85, of 335 Sterling Ave., Apartment 110, Sharon.
    Calling hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday (1-25-02) in J.E. WASHINGTON FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1059 Hamilton Ave., Farrell.
    Service: Funeral service at 12:30 p.m. Saturday (1-26-02) in the funeral home, with the Rev. Clem Ragster Sr., friend of the family, officiating.
    Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.


Edward Francis Nych

Westinghouse retiree had worked at National Castings

A funeral service will be held Thursday for Edward Francis Nych of 15 Nych Road, Lackawannock Township. He passed away at 8:35 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, in his residence. He was 87.

Born May 3, 1914, in Farrell, Mr. Nych was a son of the late Bernard and Michaelene Pulaski Nych.

Mr. Nych attended Farrell schools until the fifth grade and later Bethel School in Lackawannock Township.

He retired in 1974 as a group leader in the A-10 Building of the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp., where he worked for more than 30 years. Mr. Nych previously had worked at the former National Castings Division of Midland-Ross Corp. in Sharon and assisted his father on the family farm in Bethel.

During World War II, he was employed at Ravenna (Ohio) Arsenal Plant.

He attended First Assembly of God Church in Hermitage and was a member of the Westinghouse Retirees Association.

Mr. Nych was a standout baseball player in his youth and was also a former member of the Westinghouse Bowling League at Thornton Hall Lanes in Sharon.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, particularly his grandchildren and great-grandchildren at their camp in Forest County, Pa.

An outdoorsman, Mr. Nych was an avid hunter and enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include: his wife, the former Regina I. (Jean) Foulk, whom he married May 17, 1941, in First Presbyterian Church, Niles, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Russell (Loretta J.) Gill, Lackawannock Township; Mrs. Daniel (Linda L.) Schuller, Kelletville, Forest County, Pa.; Mrs. James (Regina "Re" M.) FitzPatrick, Naples, Fla.; and Mrs. David (MaryAnn) Allen, Brookfield; one son, Edward B. Nych and his wife Linda, Lackawannock Township; four sisters, Mrs. Pete (Adeline) Mitrovich, Masury; Mary Downing, Hermitage; Lucy Graham, New Castle; and Julia McClimans, Everett, Wash.; one brother, Adam Nych and his wife JoAnn, Lackawannock Township; seven grandchildren, Daniel Schuller and his wife Terri; Mrs. Tom (Gina) Reed; Mrs. Allen (Tammy) Priester; Eddie Kopnisky and his wife Carolyn; and Niki Nych, all Lackawannock Township; Mrs. Doug (Brenda) Palmer, Hermitage; and Chad Nych and his fiancee, Betsy Lillibridge, West Middlesex; and 10 great-grandchildren, twins, Daniel and Amanda Schuller; Kayla and Chelsey Reed; Taylor and Gage Priester; Clint and Rachel Kopnisky; and Alex Palmer and Alyssa Boyle.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Nych was preceded in death by four brothers, Julius and Stanley Nych and two infants; and one sister, Mildred Olshavsky.

NYCH
    
Edward Francis, 87, of 15 Nych Road, Lackawannock Township.
    Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today (1-23-02) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon, and noon to time of service Thursday (1-24-02) in First Assembly of God Church, Hermitage. Friends may also e-mail condolences to McGonigleFuneralHome@infonline.net
    Service: Funeral service at 1 p.m. Thursday in the church, with the Rev. Kenneth R. Martin, pastor, officiating.
    Interment: Haywood Cemetery, West Middlesex.


Gustav R. Wall

WE retiree, Reynolds school director, ex-Marine fixed TVs

A funeral service will be held Friday for Gustav R. Wall, Hempfield Township, formerly of Arlington Drive, Reynolds. He died at 7:23 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, in White-Cliff Nursing Home, Hempfield Township, after an extended illness. He was 86.

Mr. Wall was born Dec. 23, 1915, in Vincennes, Ind., to Allen Wall and Bertha Shifko Wall.

He graduated in 1933 from Sharon High School and was an industrial engineer with the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. He also operated his own television repair business. After Mr. Wall retired in 1973, he became a consultant for Westinghouse in Texas and California, returning to Reynolds in 1977.

He was a member of Greencrest Park Community Baptist Church in Transfer.

A Marine Corps veteran, Mr. Wall held the rank of master sergeant when he was discharged in 1951 after serving in World War II and the Korean conflict. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7599, Reynolds.

Mr. Wall served on the Reynolds School Board from 1953-73 and was president when Reynolds High School was built. He also served on the Mercer County School Board from 1966-71 when it merged with other counties to become Intermediate Unit IV, for which he served until 1973 as its first president.

He bowled with the Reynolds Senior Citizens Mixed League.

His wife, the former Ruth Dunton, whom he married Aug. 3, 1941, died Sept. 18, 2001.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Diane) Ruhlman, Transfer; a son, Robert Wall and his wife Linda, Grove City; two sisters, Betty Milano, Hermitage; and Mrs. James (Donna) Robb, Ashtabula, Ohio; a brother, Robert Wall, El Cajon, Calif.; four grandchildren, Chauntel (Wall) Sanford, Meranda Wall and Ryan Wall, all Independence, Mo.; and Steven Ruhlman, Blue Springs, Mo.; and four great-grandchildren, Alicia and Weston Ruhlman; and Brenden and Elijah Sanford.

Besides his wife, Mr. Wall was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Allen E. Wall and George Wall.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 3736 Boardman Canfield Road, Canfield, Ohio 44406.

WALL
    
Gustav R., 86, Hempfield Township, formerly of Arlington Drive, Reynolds.
    Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday (1-24-02) in JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage. Friends may send condolences by e-mail to www.flynnfuneralhome.com
    Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday (1-25-02) in the funeral home chapel, with full military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7599, Reynolds. The Rev. Randy Eichelberger, pastor of Greencrest Park Community Baptist Church, Transfer, and the Rev. James Robb, deceased's brother-in-law, will officiate.
    Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage.


Freda Shaffer McKay

Va. teacher was daughter of New Wilmington woman

CULPEPPER, Va. -- Freda Shaffer McKay, Culpepper, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, in her residence. She was 54.

Mrs. McKay was born June 16, 1947 in New Castle, a daughter of Florence Slagel Shaffer of New Wilmington and the late Frederick Dale Shaffer.

Freda taught mathematics in the Culpepper and Fauquier County school systems. She was a member of Culpepper Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday school and took an active part with the women of the church and the circles of the church.

She was a Culpepper Regional Hospital Auxiliary volunteer; a former member of the American Association of University Women; a former Literacy Council volunteer; and worked with Helping Hand.

Besides her mother, Freda is survived by: her husband of 32 years, Douglas W. McKay, Culpepper; her son, Christopher McKay, Falls Church, Va.; her daughter, Amy Santos and her husband Jaymond, Lorton, Va.; and her brother, Sam Shaffer and his wife Debbie, Guymon, Okla.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, in Culpepper Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. R. Wayne Bernardo, pastor, officiating. The family received friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. A private interment was held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to a charity of the donor's choice; or to the Building Fund of Culpepper Presbyterian Church, 215 S. Main St., Culpepper, Va. 22701.


Vincent W. O'Hara
Sharon man worked for two plants in Masury

Vincent W. O'Hara of 511 Stambaugh Ave., Sharon, passed away at 2:13 p.m. Tuesday (1-22-02) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System after a brief illness. He was 64.

Mr. O'Hara was born Nov. 30, 1937, in Ernest, Pa., a son of Vincent and Dorothy Balls O'Hara.

He was an alumnus of Indiana (Pa.) High School Class of 1955 and was employed by Warren Fabricating's Masury plant. Mr. O'Hara was previously employed by General American Transportation Corp.'s former Masury plant for 24 years, where he worked as a welder.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Sharon.

An outdoorsman, Mr. O'Hara enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his family.

His wife, the former Carol Y. Sacco, whom he married May 4, 1962, survives him at home.

He also leaves: three sons, Vincent L. O'Hara and his wife Michelle, Hagerstown, Md.; Timothy M. O'Hara, at home; and Jeffrey J. O'Hara and his wife Lisa, Sharon; one brother, Terence O'Hara and his wife Pearl, Homer City, Pa.; and two grandchildren, Megan and Sean O'Hara.

Mr. O'Hara was preceded in death by his parents.

O'HARA
    
Vincent W., 64, of 511 Stambaugh Ave., Sharon.
    Calling hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday (1-24-02) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Church Wake service at 7:45 p.m. Friends may also e-mail condolences to McGonigleFuneralHome@infonline.net
    Service: Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday (1-25-02) in St. Joseph's Church, Sharon, with Monsignor William C. Karg, former pastor, as celebrant. Brief prayer service at 10:15 a.m. in the funeral home prior to leaving for the church.
    Entombment and committal service: St. Rose Mausoleum, Hermitage.


Helen Shafer

St. Mike's Byzantine member was clerk at former Murphy's

Helen Shafer, 1137 Wallis Ave., Farrell, died at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 76.

Mrs. Shafer was born Dec. 1, 1925, in Slickville, Pa., to Michael and Helen Meca Kucik.

She was a graduate of Slickville schools and was employed for 33 years as a clerk for the former G.C. Murphy Co. in Farrell.

As a member of St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church in Hermitage, Mrs. Shafer belonged to St. Michael's Ladies Social Club and the Infant Jesus of Prague Guild.

Her husband, Robert T. Shafer, died in May 1975.

Surviving are: one son, Gary Shafer, Farrell; and his wife Jeanne, Sharon; one sister, Mrs. Steve Yaczola, Phoenix; three brothers, Steve Kucik, Dayton, Ohio; Nick Kucik, Farrell; and Alex Kucik, Griffith, Ind.; four granddaughters; two great-granddaughters; and eight great-grandsons.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Shafer was preceded in death by her parents; and four brothers, Michael, John, Pete and George Kucik.

SHAFER
    
Mrs. Robert T. (Helen), 76, of 1137 Wallis Ave., Farrell.
    Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday (1-24-02) in STEPHEN J. SHERMAN FUNERAL HOME, 2201 Highland Road, Hermitage. Services include Rosary, 3:30 p.m.; Chaplet, 3:45 p.m.; and Parastas, 4 p.m.
    Service: Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. Friday (1-25-02) in St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church, Hermitage, with the Rev. Frank Firko, pastor, as celebrant. Panachida service at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home.
    Burial: St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Hermitage.


Joseph Green
Former Farrell man lived in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH -- A funeral service will be held Saturday for Joseph Green, 410 Ross Ave., Apartment 303, Pittsburgh, formerly of Farrell. He died Monday (1-21-02) in UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh. He was 43.

Mr. Green was born June 5, 1958, in Sharon to Otis Green and Magnolia Moss Green.

He attended New Castle School of Business.

Surviving are: four brothers, Bruce Green, Boston; and Roosevelt Green, John C. Green and Willie James Green, all Farrell; and three sisters, Naomi Green and Emmagene Williams, both Farrell; and Annie M. Wise, Sharon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Mary P. Brown.

GREEN
    
Joseph, 43, Pittsburgh, formerly of Farrell.
    Calling hours: 2 p.m. to time of service Saturday (1-26-02) in Friendship Baptist Church, Farrell.
    Service: Funeral service at 3 p.m. Saturday in the church, with the Rev. Joseph Davis, pastor, officiating.
    Arrangements by J.E. WASHINGTON FUNERAL SERVICES Inc., 1059 Hamilton Ave., Farrell.


Thomas N. Thomas

Conway Central Express supervisor lived in Sharpsville

A funeral service will be held Friday for Thomas N. Thomas of 410 Pierce Ave. in Sharpsville. He passed away at 1:34 p.m. Monday (1-21-02) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System from complications of leukemia. He was 59.

Mr. Thomas was born April 24, 1942, in Youngstown, a son of Max H. and Hilda M. Rorar Thomas.

He graduated in 1960 from Woodrow Wilson High School in Youngstown and worked for the past 18 years as a personnel supervisor for Conway Central Express in Hermitage.

A U.S. Navy veteran, Mr. Thomas served from 1961-65.

He was a member of Victory Assembly of God in Coitsville; and Local 261 of Teamsters union.

His favorite hobby was woodworking.

His wife, the former Carol L. Sakony Tonty, whom he married Jan. 6, 1979, survives at home.

Mr. Thomas also leaves: three daughters, Melissa J. Thomas, Struthers, Ohio; Catherine L. Thomas, North Lima, Ohio; and Kimberly R. Fagerlin and her husband Richard, Scranton, Pa.; two stepdaughters, Lori L. Davis and her husband Sean; and Darla J. Grandy and her husband Leonard, all Sharpsville; two sons, Thomas N. Thomas, Austintown, Ohio; and James R. Thomas and his wife Belinda "Linda," Scranton; and one stepson, Donald C. Tonty and his wife Deana, Sharpsville.

He is also survived by his father; a sister, Bonnie Gale Thomas-Crawford and her husband Peter; and one brother, Alan Thomas, all Oceanside, Calif.; and eight grandchildren, Thomas and Justin Thomas; Joshua and Amanda Fagerlin; Jared, Kaitlyn and Jenna Grandy; and Sean Anthony Davis.

Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his mother.

THOMAS
    
Thomas N., 59, of 410 Pierce Ave., Sharpsville.
    Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday (1-24-02) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon, and 10 a.m. to time of service Friday (1-25-02) in Victory Assembly of God Church, Coitsville, Ohio. Friends may also e-mail condolences to McGonigleFuneralHome@infonline.net
    Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday in the church, with the Rev. David L. Thomas, deceased's cousin and church pastor, officiating.
    Entombment: St. Rose Mausoleum of St. Rose Cemetery, Hermitage.


Caroline Bodien

Caroline Bodien, 2189 Homewood Drive, Hermitage, died about 8:24 p.m. Tuesday (1-22-02) in her home. She was 72.

Obituary information was incomplete.

BODIEN
    Caroline, 72, of 2189 Homewood Drive, Hermitage.
    Arrangements will be announced by J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.


Robert 'Bob' W. Jordan

Robert "Bob" W. Jordan, 27 Cathedral Drive, Farrell, died at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday (1-22-02) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. He was 72.

Obituary information was incomplete.

JORDAN
    Robert "Bob" W., 72, of 27 Cathedral Drive, Farrell.
    Arrangements will be announced by WILBERT L. SHANNON FUNERAL HOME Ltd., 33 Broadway Ave., Wheatland.


Paul Clayton Miller

Greenville Steel Car retiree, WWII vet also worked at WE

Paul Clayton Miller, 7163 E. State St., Hermitage, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, Jan. 22, 2002, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, after an apparent heart attack. He was 85.

Mr. Miller was born Oct. 24, 1916, in Greenville to Harry W. and Rose Calvin Miller.

An alumnus of the former Penn High School in Greenville, he retired in 1981 as a purchasing agent for the former Greenville Steel Car Co., where he worked for 17 years. Mr. Miller was previously a purchasing agent for the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. for 20 years.

He was an Army veteran, having served during World War II.

Mr. Miller was a charter member of Charleston Baptist Church, now New Fellowship Baptist Church, in Jefferson Township. He also belonged to Charleston Yesteryears; and American Legion Post 945 in Butler.

Surviving are: his wife, the former Helen Martha Javens, whom he married March 12, 1936, at the residence; one daughter, Bronwyn A., wife of Jerry Pierce, Hermitage; one son, Paul T. Miller and his wife Mildred, Racine, Wis.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and four sisters.

MILLER
    
Paul Clayton, 85, of 7163 E. State St., Hermitage.
    Calling hours: 9 a.m. to time of service Friday (1-25-02) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 144 S. Pitt St., Mercer.
    Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, with the Rev. A. Robert Chipps, pastor of New Fellowship Baptist Church, Jefferson Township, officiating.
    Interment: Mount Washington Cemetery, Jefferson Township.


Anne M. Plawky

Anne M. Plawky, 279 Crawford Drive, Hermitage, died at 6:30 a.m. today (1-23-02) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 89.

Obituary information was incomplete.

PLAWKY
    Anne M., 89, of 279 Crawford Drive, Hermitage.
    Arrangements will be announced by J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.


Evelyn Marie Fromm Caswell

Homemaker refinished antiques, enjoyed grandkids

Evelyn Marie Fromm Caswell, 700 Mercer Ave., Sharpsville, died at 10:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, in the home of her son, 191 Clarksville Road in Greenville. She was 85.

Mrs. Caswell was born Jan. 23, 1916, in Sharpsville to Peter and Mary Furey Fromm.

An alumna of Sharpsville High School Class of 1934, she retired in 1954 after 16 years from the former Savoldi Restaurant in Hermitage, where she was a waitress.

A homemaker, Mrs. Caswell was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows in Girard, Ohio.

She also belonged to the Historical Society in Mercer and was a former member of St. Bartholomew's Church in Sharpsville.

Mrs. Caswell enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, as well as refinishing antiques.

Her husband, Carl Henry Caswell, whom she married June 30, 1949, died Oct. 22, 1995.

Surviving are: one son, Vincent and his wife Sandra Caswell, Greenville; one sister, Veronica O'Neill, Australia; one brother, William Fromm, Sharon; and two grandsons, Andrew and Vincent Caswell.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Caswell was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Charles G. Fromm, who died Dec. 30, 1986; and one sister, Marcella Kilgore.

CASWELL
    
Mrs. Carl Henry (Evelyn Marie Fromm), 85, of 700 Mercer Ave., Sharpsville.
    Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday (1-24-02) in JOHN A. PALISIN FUNERAL HOME, 86 Maple Drive, Hermitage.
    Service: Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday (1-25-02) in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 525 Lawrence Ave., Girard, Ohio, with the Rev. Gerard Beck, pastor, as celebrant.
    Burial: St. Rose Cemetery, Hermitage.
    Arrangements by THOMAS S. PODLEYON FUNERAL SERVICE, 86 Maple Drive, Hermitage.


Irene Gaborko

GE retiree had wine shop in Hubbard, was artist, crafter

Irene Gaborko of Hubbard died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, in Northside Medical Center, Youngstown. She was 76.

Mrs. Gaborko was born Aug. 24, 1925, in Newton Falls, Ohio, a daughter of Phillip and Stella Lewkowicz Dudarewicz.

She moved to Hubbard in 1939 from Newton Falls.

Mrs. Gaborko worked for General Electric Corp. for 14 years before retiring in 1989. Prior to this, she and her husband owned and operated Dominic's Wine Shop in Hubbard for 17 years.

Mrs. Gaborko was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Hubbard and was a talented artist, avid crafter and gardener.

She leaves her husband, John Gaborko, whom she married in June 1957; a son, Jonathan Gaborko and his wife Rhonda, Hubbard; a daughter, Marjean Spencer, Masury; a sister, Mrs. Earl (Lillian) Parrish, South Williamsport, Pa.; six grandchildren, James Spencer, Niles; Thomas and Jonathan Spencer, both Masury; Virginia Spencer Benton, Warren, Ohio; and Jessica and Rachael Gaborko, both Hubbard; and seven great-grandchildren.

A brother, Raymond Dudarewicz, is deceased.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 22 Westview Ave., Hubbard 44425.

GABORKO
    
Mrs. John (Irene), 76, Hubbard.
    Calling hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday (1-24-02) in KELLEY-ROBB FUNERAL HOME, 709 N. Main St., Hubbard. Friends may send condolences to www.kelley-robb.com
    Service: Memorial service at 10 a.m. Friday (1-25-02) in First Presbyterian Church, Hubbard.


Artie M. Johnson

Howell Industries retiree was active in New Hope Baptist

A funeral service will be held Saturday for Artie M. Johnson, 920 Lee Ave., Farrell. She died at 2:45 p.m. Monday (1-21-02) in UPMC Horizon, Farrell. She was 75.

Mrs. Johnson was born Jan. 30, 1926, in Elizabethtown, N.C., to Arthemus Russell and Rena B. Lewis Russell.

She retired in 1993 as a press operator from the former Howell Industries in Masury, where she worked for 26 years.

As a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Farrell, Mrs. Johnson was a Sunday school teacher, missionary and deaconess.

Surviving are: her husband, Thomas C. Johnson, whom she married in 1950; two sons, Clero A. Johnson, Columbus, Ohio; and Levern T. Johnson, Farrell; one daughter, Marla B. Johnson, Pittsburgh; one sister, Mary V. Nixon, Farrell; 20 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

JOHNSON
    
Mrs. Thomas C. (Artie M.), 75, of 920 Lee Ave., Farrell.
    Calling hours: 10 a.m. to time of service Saturday (1-26-02) in New Hope Baptist Church, Farrell.
    Service: Funeral service at noon Saturday in the church, with the Rev. Clevon Dukes, pastor, officiating.
    Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.
    Arrangements by J.E. WASHINGTON FUNERAL SERVICES Inc., 1059 Hamilton Ave., Farrell.


PREVIOUS DEATHS
Look in past days' obituary files to find the full obituaries


KENT
    
James J., 62, of 7886 Service Ave., Masury.
    Obituary was published 1-22-02


    Calling hours: 4 p.m. to time of service Thursday (1-24-02) in MADASZ FUNERAL HOME Inc., 6923 Warren Sharon Road, Brookfield.


    Service: Funeral service at 6 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev. John Benigas, pastor of Masury United Methodist Church, officiating.
    Burial: Brookfield Township Cemetery.


PEARS
    
Mrs. Jack H. (Mildred "Millie" B.), 82, of 5673 Virginia Road, Hermitage.


    Obituary was published 1-22-02
    Calling hours: 4 to 6 p.m. today (1-23-02) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Friends may also e-mail condolences to McGonigleFuneralHome@infonline.net


    Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday (1-24-02) in the funeral home, with the Rev. Ricky D. Nelson, pastor of New Virginia United Methodist Church, Hermitage, officiating.


    Interment: Morefield Cemetery, Hermitage.


SAYLOR
    
Betty Louise Lyons, 75, of 515 S. Center St., Grove City.
    Obituary was published 1-22-02
    Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday (1-24-02) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.
    Service: Funeral service at 10 a.m. Friday (1-25-02) in the funeral home, with the Rev. W. Stephen Morse, associate pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, Grove City, officiating.
    Interment: Harmony Cemetery, Harrisville.

WALSH
    
Mary Lou Augustine, 72, Hempfield Township, formerly of 7324 Huckleberry Road, Adamsville.
    Obituary was published 1-22-02
    Calling hours: 6 to 9 p.m. today (1-23-02) in LOUTZENHISER-JORDAN COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME, 366-68 S. Main St., Greenville.


    Service: Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (1-24-02) in St. Michael's Church, Greenville, with the Rev. Dennis J. Veltri, parochial vicar, as celebrant.


    Burial and committal service: St. Michael's Cemetery, Greenville.


YEAGER
    
Mrs. J. Lewis (Jane Everall), 80, formerly of Sharpsville and Green Valley, Ariz.
    Obituary was published 1-22-02
    Calling hours: 6 to 9 p.m. today (1-23-02) in STEVENSON-WEBB FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1142 Ridge Ave., Sharpsville.


    Service: Memorial service at 11 a.m. Thursday (1-24-02) in First United Methodist Church, Sharpsville, with the Rev. Lee Weber, pastor, officiating.
    Burial: Hadley Cemetery.



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