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Dustin W. Chesmer
Obituary was published 3-10-02
Among survivors are his stepfather, Mark Allshouse; and his grandparents, Patricia and Henry "Sonny" Porterfield, Sharon. Additional information was given to The Herald.
John Kenneth Urey
John Kenneth Urey, 18 College Ave., Apartment 1, Greenville, formerly of Mercer, died at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday (3-12-02) in UPMC Horizon, Greenville, following an extended illness. He was 84.
Obituary information was incomplete.
Mary A. DeMasi Rauso
New Castle woman born in Italy had son in Hermitage
NEW CASTLE -- Mary A. DeMasi Rauso, 606 W. Madison Ave., New Castle, died Monday morning, March 11, 2002, in the hospital of Jameson Health System. She was 93.
Mrs. Rauso was born Jan. 18, 1909, in Riardo, Italy, to Gennaro DeMasi and Rose Palumbo DeMasi.
She was a member of St. Lucy Church of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in New Castle; and belonged to the 1937 Club, a women's group.
Mrs. Rauso also enjoyed playing bingo and baking bread and cookies.
Her husband, Frank Rauso, whom she married March 10, 1926, died Feb. 3, 1973.
Surviving are: six daughters, Madeline Gurneal, Vivian Rauso, Mary Ann Rauso and Regina Chiafullo, all New Castle; Gemma Thomas, Boardman, Ohio; and Francine Carabbia, Poland, Ohio; one son, Jim Rauso, Hermitage; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Rauso was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Rose Marcantino; one son, Michael "Mickie" Rauso; one granddaughter, Cynthia Thomas; two brothers, Steve and Joseph DeMasi; and four sisters, Helen DeVivo, Julia DiThomas, Gertrude Diana and Stella LoMonoco.
WARREN, Ohio -- Theodore Zipay, 835 Adams Ave., Warren, Ohio, died at 5:38 p.m. Monday (3-11-02) in Trumbull Memorial Hospital. He was 80.
Obituary information was incomplete.
William M. Elder
Hodge retiree built homes, served in Sharon church
A funeral service will be held Thursday for William M. Elder, 425 Sunset Blvd., Hermitage. He died at 7:10 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2002, in his home after a brief illness. He was 83.
Mr. Elder was born April 26, 1918, in Black Lick, Pa., to William H. Elder and Zora "Thelma" Rager Elder.
He graduated from Sharpsville High School in 1936 and worked for the former Sharon Pattern Works. Later, for 15 years, he was a patternmaker for what is now Hodge Foundry Division of Svedala Industries in Hempfield Township. Mr. Elder retired in 1989.
He was also a self-employed builder of homes.
As a member of Sharon Alliance Church, Mr. Elder taught Sunday school for 56 years and was an elder in the church.
He was a loving husband and father who enjoyed people.
Mr. Elder was also an avid craftsman and woodworker and enjoyed gardening.
Surviving are: his wife, the former Marie Avril, whom he married April 26, 1946, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Ray (Leslee) Himes, Hubbard; and Mrs. Edward (Lindy) Mink, Sharon; two sisters, Mrs. Jack (Thelma) Williams, Transfer; and Mrs. William (Doris) Perfett, Conneaut Lake; and a brother, Richard Elder and his wife Audrey, Sharpsville.
Mr. Elder was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Alberta Smith.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sharon Alliance Church, 53 S. Oakland Ave., Sharon 16146; or UPMC Horizon Hospice, 125 N. Main St., Greenville 16125.
Tammie Lynn McMinn
Sharon church member of Farrell had lived in Florida
A funeral service will be held Thursday for Tammie Lynn McMinn, 1101 Bond St., Farrell. She died unexpectedly at 9:27 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2002, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 37.
Miss McMinn was born Aug. 17, 1964, in Farrell to Edwin Wilson McMinn Jr. and Margaret Heasley McMinn.
She attended Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Fla.; and worked for several local restaurants as a waitress and a bartender.
Miss McMinn was a member of First Baptist Church in Sharon.
She enjoyed gardening, flowers and fishing.
Surviving are: her father, West Middlesex; her mother, Hermitage; two sisters, Mrs. William (Patricia) Link, West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Mrs. John (Tina) Piatek, Hermitage; two brothers, David McMinn, West Middlesex; and Kim McMinn and his wife Dianna, West Palm Beach; two nieces, Shelia and Rachel Piatek; and a nephew, Adam Piatek, all Hermitage; and her dog, Samantha.
Memorial contributions may be made to the D.A.R.E. program in care of the Hermitage Police Department, 800 N. Hermitage Road, Hermitage 16148.
Joanne Irene Hummell
Shenango Valley Baptist member was homemaker
A funeral service will be held Thursday for Joanne Irene Hummell of Box 25, Oak Leaf Estates, Shenango Township. She passed away at 11:42 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2002, in UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh. She was 58.
Born June 20, 1943, in Blairesville, Allegheny County, Mrs. Hummell was a daughter of the late Jasper and Irene Bordell Kephart.
Mrs. Hummell attended Sharon schools and was a member of Shenango Valley Baptist Church in Hermitage.
A homemaker, she enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting, ceramic arts and collecting angels.
Survivors include: her husband, Robert James Hummell, whom she married Oct. 1, 1964, at home; a son, Jason Allen Hummell, at home; two sisters, Mrs. John (Linda) Negrea, Sharon; and Marie Kephart, Orangeville, Calif.; seven brothers, Charles Bordell and his wife Kathy; and Larry Kephart and his wife Kathy, all Hermitage; George Kephart and his wife Donna; Jasper Kephart III; and Richard Kephart and his wife Helen, all Sharon; Jasper Kephart Jr., Orangeville; and John Kephart and his wife Joann, Hartford; and the deceased's mother-in-law, Dorothy Small, Sharpsville.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hummell was preceded in death by one sister, Patty Kephart; and three brothers, Bill, Harry and David Kephart.
Thelma I. Christy
Thelma I. Christy, 1641 Wickam Lane, Apartment 109, Waynesboro, Va., died at 7:20 p.m. Saturday (3-9-02) in her home. She was 72.
Obituary information was incomplete.
Helen H. Frankie Babinchak
Warren, Ohio, homemaker had daughter in Grove City
PINE TOWNSHIP -- Helen H. Frankie Babinchak, 845 Palmyra Road SW, Warren, Ohio, died at 3:45 p.m. Sunday (3-10-02) in United Community Hospital, Pine Township, due to congestive heart failure. She was 93.
Mrs. Babinchak was born Oct. 21, 1908, in Warren to the late Joseph Frankie and Anna Szabo Frankie.
An area resident for all of her life, she was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School Class of 1926 and worked at Ohio Lamp in Warren during World War II.
Mrs. Babinchak was a homemaker and a member of Ohio Lamp Retirees; and the Sewing Club of Newton Falls.
She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and canning, and was a caretaker of the neighborhood.
Her husband, Michael T. Babinchak, whom she married Jan. 17, 1934, died in May 1985.
Mrs. Babinchak is survived by: two daughters, Diane Weis, Grove City; and Kathryn Savu, Warren; one son, Michael Babinchak, Barcelona, Spain; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Wendell Frankie, Denver.
Besides her parents and her husband, Mrs. Babinchak was preceded in death by three brothers, Laddie, Joseph and Charles Frankie; and two sisters, Anna Dobo and Josephine Ronyak.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 840 Southwestern Run Road, Youngstown 44514; or Warren Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, Ohio 44483.
Roberta S. Johnston
GC doctor office worker was Scotch Hill church member
Roberta S. Johnston, Kelly Road, Grove City, died at 8:10 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2002, in United Community Hospital, Pine Township. She was 75.
Mrs. Johnston was born Feb. 21, 1927, in Harrisville to Jerry C. and Bertha Stokes.
A graduate of Grove City High School, she worked in the office of Family Planning of Grove City and in the office of Dr. William Menzies, also in Grove City.
She was a member of Scotch Hill Presbyterian Church in Pine Township, where she was a former church treasurer.
Surviving are: her husband, William G. Johnston, whom she married Nov. 20, 1957, at home; three daughters, Mrs. William D. (Elizabeth) Stoughton, Slippery Rock; Mrs. Mark (Christine) Allen, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Mrs. Harry (Laura A.) Craft, Woodland Park, Colo.; two sons, Jerry Zenobi and his wife Mary Catherine, New Castle; and William G. Johnston III and his wife Neva, Grove City; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Johnston was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Jerry, Raymond and Lawrence Stokes.
Memorial contributions may be made to Scotch Hill Presbyterian Church, 489 Centertown Road, Grove City 16127.
Myrtle A. Thompson
Westinghouse retiree was Unity Presbyterian member
Myrtle A. Thompson, Mercer RD 1, Lackawannock Township, died at 4:40 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2002, in Countryside Convalescent Home, East Lackawannock Township, following an extended illness. She was 89.
Miss Thompson was born Aug. 17, 1912, in Lackawannock Township to Chauncey Thompson and Rebecca May Dilley Thompson.
She retired July 1, 1976, after 33 years of service with the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp., where she was a core winder.
As a member of Unity Presbyterian Church in Lackawannock Township, Miss Thompson belonged to the Ferver Bible Class of the church and the Presbyterian Women. She also was a member of Westinghouse Retirees Association.
Surviving is one daughter, Betty, wife of Glenn Hibbs, Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Miss Thompson was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Earl Thompson and Arthur Thompson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Unity Presbyterian Church, 1857 Mercer-West Middlesex Road, Mercer 16137.
Harry W. Fridley
WE retiree, coin club officer belonged to Covenant church
A funeral service will be held Thursday for Harry W. Fridley, a resident of Woodland Place, Coolspring Township; and of Highland Road in Sharon. He died at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2002, in UPMC Horizon, Farrell. He was 87.
Mr. Fridley was born Jan. 25, 1915, in Norwich, Pa., to Samuel and Jennie Kilmer Fridley.
A 1933 graduate of Kane (Pa.) High School, he attended Peddie Prep School in Princeton, N.J., before transferring to Manhattan College in New York City, where he received his bachelor of science degree.
Upon graduation, Mr. Fridley taught school in Brookfield, Pa., and was the coach for football, basketball and track. The breakout of World War II brought him to Sharon, where he began his career in 1941 with the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. He retired in 1983 with 42 years of service as the supervisor of quality control.
He was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Sharon; Westinghouse Retirees; and was a past president of the Shenango Valley Coin Club, also Sharon.
His first wife, the former Sylvia R. Overholt, whom he married Sept. 19, 1935, died Dec. 28, 1989. His second wife, the former Dorothy Lundin, whom he married in June 1992, died in January 1999.
Surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. John (Anne) Cutler, Pensacola, Fla.; and Mercer; and Mrs. Vanston "Jody" (Stacia) Andagan, Sacramento, Calif.; one sister, Naomi Jenkins, Kane, Pa.; one brother, Walter Fridley, Phoenix; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Besides his first and second wives, he was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Dr. John S. Fridley; two brothers; and three sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. John S. Fridley Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of Shenango Valley Foundation, 41 Chestnut St., Sharon 16146.
Katherine F. McFarland Bohlender
Sharpsville U.M. church member was homemaker
Katherine F. McFarland Bohlender, 180 Beil Hill Road, Delaware Township, died at 10:45 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2002, in UPMC Horizon, Greenville, following an extended illness. She was 74.
Mrs. Bohlender was born Nov. 25, 1927, in Bluefield, Va., to Gordon and Jennie Abshire McFarland.
A homemaker, she was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sharpsville.
Mrs. Bohlender also belonged to Order of the Eastern Star in Norwalk, Calif.
Her husband, Thomas Robert Bohlender, whom she married Oct. 26, 1946, died Sept. 16, 1994.
Surviving are: one daughter, Linda K., wife of Scott Logo, Greenville; one son, Ronald T. Bohlender and his wife Linda, Whitewater, Wis.; one brother, Wylie McFarland, Mercer; and three grandchildren.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Bohlender was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Edward, Gordon, James, Eugene and Aubrey McFarland; and two sisters, Zelma Henry and Lillian Croy.
Addison F. 'Dick' McCullough
Sharon Steel retiree was decorated WWII veteran
A funeral service will be held Thursday for Addison F. "Dick" McCullough, 343 S. Oakland Ave., Sharon. He died at 5:07 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2002, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System of natural causes after a brief illness. He was 81.
Mr. McCullough was born Feb. 7, 1921, in Sharon to Fergus and Sylvia McMillen McCullough.
A 1939 graduate of Sharon High School, he retired after more than 40 years as an observer at the former Sharon Steel Corp.'s Farrell plant.
Mr. McCullough was a U.S. Army veteran, having served as a staff sergeant with the 3rd Infantry Division, 30th Regiment in the European theater of operations during World War II. He supervised 22 enlisted men in patrol and outpost duties along with coordinating the tactical employment of their weapons. He participated in the North Africa, Sicily and Italy campaigns until being taken prisoner-of-war.
Mr. McCullough was awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Clusters for wounds received on Feb. 21, 1944, in Listoria, Italy, and on May 28, 1944, at Anzio Beachhead, Italy. He also was awarded the Silver Star Medal Combat Infantry Badge and four Bronze Stars.
He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Shenango Valley Post 1338; and the former Loyal Order of the Moose, both Sharon; United Steelworkers Local of America AFLCIO District 10; and Disabled American Veterans Association.
Mr. McCullough also belonged to First Presbyterian Church in Sharon and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He will be buried with full military honors by the honor guards from Veterans of Foreign Wars Shenango Valley Post 1338; and American Legion Post 299, both Sharon; and Catholic War Veterans Post 1446.
His wife, the former Helen J. Conroy, whom he married May 29, 1948, died July 23, 1992.
Surviving are: two daughters, Connie L. McCullough, Tavernier, Fla.; and Stephanie Cimperman, wife of Ken, Hartford Township; one son, Richard J. McCullough, husband of Susan, Lynwood, Wash.; one sister, Kathryn Davis, wife of Jack, New Castle; three granddaughters, Jessica Cimperman, Sara McCullough and Katie McCullough; and one grandson, Kyle McCullough.
Besides his wife, Mr. McCullough was preceded in death by his parents; and one infant son, Stephen McCullough.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 600 E. State St., Sharon 16146.
Mildred 'Millie' Vete Milan
Allegheny County native was retired restaurant owner
A funeral service will be held Friday for Mildred "Millie" Vete Milan, Mercer, formerly of Oak Tree Condominium, West Middlesex. She died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday (3-10-02) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 90.
Mrs. Milan was born Oct. 19, 1911, in Imperial, Allegheny County, to John and Audrey Vete.
In 1928, a restaurant owned by George Milan, Perry BBQ, was opened. In 1945, George and his brother, John, formed a partnership.
In 1955, John and his wife Millie purchased the business and the name was changed to Milan's Restaurant. John Milan died in 1964.
The business was located in Springfield Township and continued to operate under Mrs. Milan's management until 1985, when the business was sold. Mrs. Milan bought a condominium at Oak Tree in West Middlesex.
Mrs. Milan enjoyed her family and grandchildren and traveled extensively.
She also enjoyed cooking and golf and was well-respected in the business community.
Her husband, John Milan, whom she married in 1930, died June 2, 1964.
Surviving are: one son, John Milan and his wife Barbara, Volant; one daughter, Aggie McIntyre, married to the late William McIntyre, Hermitage; two brothers, Daniel Vete and his wife Theresa, McKees Rocks; and John Vete, Mobile, Ala.; two sisters, Olga Milan and her husband Elmer, McKees Rocks; and Audrey Pacella and her husband Anthony, Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, William R. McIntyre and his wife Becky, Hermitage; Linda M. Black and her husband Richard, Chicago; Susan Louise Kimmel and her husband Randall, New Castle; and Sandra Lee Boyd and her husband Timothy, Philadelphia; and eight grandchildren, William and Alexandra McIntyre, Zachary Firestone, Madelyn and Charles Black, Blake and Spencer Kimmel and Marion Boyd.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Milan was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Arthur and Frank Vete; one grandson, Keith Milan; one granddaughter, Marcia McIntyre Firestone; and one great-grandson, Richard J. Black Jr.
Memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, Northwest Division, Box 1667, Erie 16507-0667.
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