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Today's death record

  • Elizabeth "Betty" Lydia Davis, 74, of 1211 Bergan Road, Orland, Pa., formerly of West Middlesex.
  • John E. McKean, 79, Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
  • Joan E. Malinchak, 70, of 191 Brook Drive, Brookfield, Ohio.
  • Anna Mary Steele, 83, of 6235 Amy Boyle Road, Brookfield, formerly of Syme Street, Masury.
  • Theodore G.A. Uber, 94, Greensburg, Pa., formerly of Grove City.
  • Evelyn Marie Hall Wigley, 94, of 2073 Mercer-New Wilmington Road, Wilmington Township.


Today's obituaries
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I. Marie Fox
Theodore G.A. Uber
Elizabeth 'Betty' Lydia Davis
  John E. McKean
Anna Mary Steele
Evelyn Marie Hall Wigley
Joan E. Malinchak

Other death

I. Marie Fox



FOX
    Mrs. Forrest (I. Marie), 83, of 14 Church St., Greenville.
    Service: Memorial service at 1 p.m. today (3-30-02) in Greenville Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Church, with Pastor Jason Corbin officiating. Condolences may be sent to www.osbornefuneralhome.com
    Burial: Was Friday (3-15-02) in Mount Tabor Cemetery, Sigel, Pa.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Greenville Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Church, 50 Clarksville St., Greenville 16125.
    Arrangements by ANDREW H. OSBORNE III FUNERAL HOME Inc., 73 & 75 Columbia Ave., Greenville.


Theodore G.A. Uber

Holy Trinity Evangelical member retired from SATEC

Theodore G.A. Uber, Hempfield Manor Nursing Home, Greensburg, formerly of Grove City, died at 1:50 a.m. Sunday (3-24-02) in the nursing home. He was 94.

Mr. Uber was born July 16, 1907, in Columbiana, Ohio, to the Rev. Gustavus Adolphus and Alice Beye Uber.

He retired from SATEC Systems, Grove City, where he was a painter from 1958 to 1972.

Mr. Uber was a member of Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Grove City, and Senior Lutherans.

Formerly active with Boy Scouts of America, he was an Eagle Scout.

His wife, the former Helen Stewart Sankey, whom he married Nov. 5, 1937, died Feb. 26, 1982.

Surviving are: three daughters Mrs. Thomas (Ina) Abraham, Greensburg; Mrs. Richard (Lydia) Randolph, Fairbanks, Alaska; and Mrs. Ross (Eva) Hanson, Orient, S.D.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Martin, Eugene and Walter Uber.

UBER
    
Theodore G.A., 94, Greensburg, Pa., formerly of Grove City.
    Calling hours: None.
    Service: Private family graveside service at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday (4-2-02) at Blacktown Lutheran Cemetery, Springfield Township. Memorial service at 2 p.m. Tuesday (4-2-02) in Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 819 Columbia Ave., Grove City, with Pastor James Seeley officiating
    Burial: Blacktown Lutheran Cemetery.
    Arrangements by CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.


Elizabeth 'Betty' Lydia Davis

Retired Farrell hospital nurse belonged to WM church

ABINGTON, Pa. -- Elizabeth "Betty" Lydia Davis, 1211 Bergan Road, Orland, Pa., formerly of West Middlesex, died at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2002, in Abington Memorial Hospital of heart failure. She was 74.

Mrs. Davis was born Dec. 7, 1927, in Pittsburgh to Thomas James Davis and Anna Perry Davis.

She retired in 1970 after 30 years from UPMC Horizon, Farrell, where she was a nurse. Mrs. Davis previously worked for what is now Clepper Manor in Sharon.

She was a member of West Middlesex Presbyterian Church; and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 156 in Farrell.

Her husband, Arthur Frederick Davis, whom she married June 20, 1955, died Oct. 6, 2001.

Surviving are: a stepdaughter, Diane Shaffer, Cambridge Springs; three sons, a stepson, Thomas Davis, Crystal River, Fla.; and Dr. George Vermeire, Orland; and Dr. Calvin "Bud" Vermeire, LaPorte, Pa.; a brother, James H. Davis, Bethlehem, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to West Middlesex Presbyterian Church, 3082 W. Main St., West Middlesex 16159.

DAVIS
    
Mrs. Arthur Frederick (Elizabeth "Betty" Lydia), 74, of 1211 Bergan Road, Orland, Pa., formerly of West Middlesex.
    Calling hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday (3-31-02) in W. WAYNE CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, 3126 Main St., West Middlesex.
    Service: Funeral and committal service at 11 a.m. Monday (4-1-02) in the funeral home, with the Rev. James Leuenberger, pastor of West Middlesex Presbyterian Church, officiating.
    Burial: Haywood Cemetery, West Middlesex.


John E. McKean

Florida resident was retiree of Sharon Steel Corp.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- John E. McKean, Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, died March 28, 2002, in his home. He was 79.

Mr. McKean was born in Sharon to Joseph and Helen Urey McKean. He moved in 1991 to Smyrna from Sharpsville.

The Army veteran served during World War II.

Mr. McKean retired as a boiler maker and general maintenance worker with Sharon Steel Corp.

He was a member of the Sharpsville American Legion Post; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Sharon Lodge 103; New Smyrna Beach Municipal Golf Course and Coronado United Methodist Church, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

Mr. McKean was a councilman in Pennsylvania. He was an avid golfer and loved reading and doing crossword puzzles.

Surviving are: his wife, Phyllis, to whom he was married 59 years; one son, John J. McKean and his wife, Tamlyn, San Diego; two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Toni) Collins, DeBary, Fla.; and Mrs. Bill (Cathy) Swinehart, Marietta, Ga.; three grandsons, David and Stephen McKean and Douglas Collins; and one granddaughter, Megan Swinehart.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Betty White.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, Fla. 32129.


Anna Mary Steele
Homemaker was member of St. Bernadette Church

Anna Mary Steele, 6235 Amy Boyle Road, Brookfield, formerly of Syme Street, Masury, passed away at 10:35 a.m. Friday (3-29-02) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 83.

Mrs. Steele was born Aug. 12, 1918, in Sharon, to Sabbatto and Mary Ross Yannerilla.

She attended schools in Sharon and was a homemaker. Mrs. Steele was a member of St. Bernadette Church, Masury. She was a former member of Queen of the Holy Rosary Church in Vienna, Ohio.

Her husband, Edward P. Steele, whom she married June 2, 1949, died May 22, 2001.

Surviving are: one daughter, Mary Mae Parker, Lakeland, Fla.; two sons, John N. Miller and his wife, Delores, Brookfield; and Michael J. Miller, Masury; three sisters, twins Katherine Vitale, Girard, Ohio; and Jennie Davies, Sharon; and Tressa Carroll, Sharon; one sister-in-law, Margaret Yannerilla, Sharon; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Vincent Leavens; and one brother, Martin Yannerilla.

STEELE
    
Mrs. Edward P. (Anna Mary), 83, of 6235 Amy Boyle Road, Brookfield, formerly of Syme Street, Masury.
    Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday (4-1-02) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Friends may also e-mail condolences to McGonigleFuneralHome@infonline.net
    Service: Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday (4-2-02) in St. Bernadette Church, 7808 Locust St. S.E., Masury, with the Rev. John R. Lody, pastor, as celebrant.
    Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery, Hermitage.


Evelyn Marie Hall Wigley

Wilmington Twp. woman was active in many churches

Evelyn Marie Hall Wigley, 2073 Mercer-New Wilmington Road, Wilmington Township, died at 9 a.m. Friday (3-29-02) in Jameson Hospital, New Castle, following a brief illness. She was 94.

She was born Aug. 6, 1907 in Pittsburgh to Thomas and Rebecca Jane Freiberger Hall.

Mrs. Wigley was a member of Neshannock Presbyterian Church, New Wilmington, where she belonged to its women's group. She was a former member of the former North United Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh; the Unity Presbyterian Church, Greenfield, Pa.; the McConnellsburg Presbyterian, McConnellsburg, Pa.; the Princeton-Mt. Herman Presbyterian Church, New Castle; all where her son James, a retired Presbyterian minister, served as pastor.

Her husband, James E. Wigley, whom she married Oct. 12, 1927, preceded her in death April 17, 1965.

Surviving are: a son, the Rev. James W. Wigley, Jr., New Wilmington; a daughter, Carol A. Streeter, Ocala, Fla.; five granddaughters; one grandson; and four great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Basement Access Fund; c/o Neshannock Presbyterian Church, 330 West Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington, 16142.

WIGLEY
    
Mrs. James E. (Evelyn Marie Hall), 94, of 2073 Mercer-New Wilmington Road, Wilmington Township.
    Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday (4-1-02) in SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 310 W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington.
    Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Tuesday (4-2-02) in the funeral home with the Rev. William H. Stone, Jr., pastor of Neshannock Presbyterian Church, officiating.
    Interment: Allegheny County Memorial Park, Pittsburgh.


Joan E. Malinchak

New Castle native was Brookfield homemaker

Joan E. Malinchak, of 191 Brook Drive, Brookfield, died at 3:25 p.m. Thursday (3-28-02) in her home following an extended illness. She was 70.

She was born Aug. 3, 1931 in New Castle to Wayne and Gertrude Walker Berkley.

A 1939 alumna of Shenango High School, New Castle, Mrs. Malinchak was a homemaker who enjoyed reading and being with her grandchildren.

Surviving are: her husband, Paul Malinchak, whom she married Oct. 28, 1950, at home; two sons, Michael Malinchak, Pittsburgh; and Thomas Malinchak, Painesville, Ohio; one daughter, Joy Timpe, Ashtabula, Ohio; three brothers, Lee Berkley, Grove City, Ohio; Carl Berkley, Snellville, Pa.; Dale Berkley, New Castle; three sisters, Darlene Black, Lawrenceville, Ga.; Phyllis Higgins, Ft. Walton, Fla.; and Gwendalyn Deep, New Castle; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Sharon Regional Health System, 490 N. Kerrwood Drive, Suite 204, Hermitage, Pa. 16148.

MALINCHAK
    
Mrs. Paul (Joan E.), 70, of 191 Brook Drive, Brookfield, Ohio.
    Calling hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday (4-1-02) and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday (4-2-02) in MADASZ FUNERAL HOME Inc., 6923 Warren Sharon Road, Brookfield.
    Service: Funeral service at 2 p.m. Tuesday (4-2-02) in the funeral home with the Rev. Geraldine Williams, chaplain with the Hospice of Sharon, officiating.
    Burial: Private


PREVIOUS DEATHS
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BRAHAM
    
Mrs. David L. (Sara Elizabeth Buchanan), 88, of 5 Davis Lane, Coolspring Township.
    Obituary was published 3-29-02
    Calling hours: 2 to 5 p.m. today (3-30-02) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 144 S. Pitt St., Mercer.
    Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday (4-1-02) in the funeral home, with the Rev. Russell Hines, retired minister, officiating.
    Interment: Prairie Cemetery, Harrisville.


KNOUSE
    
Mrs. Samuel B. (Margaret P. "Honey" Carroll), 60, of 605 Tidball Ave., Grove City.
    Obituary was published 3-29-02
    Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday (4-1-02) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.
    Service: Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday (4-2-02) in Church of the Beloved Disciple, Grove City, with the Rev. James A. Wiley, associate pastor, as celebrant.


KUSHNER
    
Michael J., 87, of 480 Wintergreen Drive, Brookfield.
    Obituary was published 3-29-02
    Calling hours: Were 4 to 8 p.m. Friday (3-29-02) in MADASZ FUNERAL HOME Inc., 6923 Warren Sharon Road, Brookfield.
    Service: Funeral service at 10 a.m. today (3-30-02) in the funeral home, with the Rev. Frank Zanni, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Vienna, officiating.
    Burial: Brookfield Township Cemetery.


PARKER
    
Mrs. Clifford Robert (Eva McClure), 96, of 500 Sycamore Trail, Cortland, formerly of Hermitage.
    Obituary was published 3-28-02
    Calling hours: Were 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday (3-29-02) in W. WAYNE CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, 3126 Main St., West Middlesex.
    Service: Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. today (3-30-02) in the funeral home, with the Rev. G.H. Trumbo Jr., pastor of Hickory United Methodist Church, Hermitage, officiating.
    Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage.


REITER
    
Mrs. Thomas (Marie A.), 50, of 199 S. Myers Ave., Sharon.
    Obituary was published 3-28-02
    Calling hours: Were 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday (3-29-02) 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. today (3-30-02) in the funeral home, with the Rev. John M. Trojak, pastor of First Baptist Church, Sharon, officiating.
    Interment: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage.


SMITH
    
Mrs. Paul L. (Beatrice Ellen), 93, Sharon, formerly of Farrell and Charleston-Greenville Road, Mercer.
    Obituary was published 3-28-02
    Calling hours: None at the request of family.
    Service: Memorial service at 2 p.m. today (3-30-02) in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Hermitage, with Tim Davenport, minister of Jehovah's Witnesses, officiating.
    Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage.
    Arrangements by JOHN A. PALISIN FUNERAL HOME, 86 Maple Drive, Hermitage.


THORNE
    
Mrs. William W. (Eileen Ruth Brunson), 65, of 7356 Bagpipe Drive, Alma, Mich., formerly of Grove City.
    Obituary was published 3-27-02
    Calling hours: Were Friday (3-29-02) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.
    Service: Funeral service at noon today (3-30-02) in the funeral home, with the Rev. James M. Seeley, pastor of Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Grove City, officiating.
    Interment: Crestview Memorial Park, Pine Township.



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