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Local news Saturday, June 1, 2002 newsie
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Today's death record

  • Catherine M. Burdick, 67, of 3388 Hubbard-West Middlesex Road, Shenango Township.
  • Helen A. Dell, 93, of 214 Old Sharon Road, Mercer.
  • Joseph A. Tomon, 77, of 1246 Roemer Blvd., Farrell, formerly of Ellport, Pa.


Today's obituaries
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Helen A. Dell
Joseph A. Tomon
  Richard S. Ammann Sr.
Margaret J. Horvath
Catherine M. Burdick

Helen A. Dell
Helen A. Dell, 214 Old Sharon Road, Mercer, died at 5 p.m. Friday (5-31-02) in her home. She was 93.

Obituary information was incomplete.

DELL
    Helen A., 93, of 214 Old Sharon Road, Mercer.
    Arrangements will be announced by SAMPLE-O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME Inc., East State Street at North Oakland Avenue, Sharon; member Selected Independent Funeral Homes and the International Order of the Golden Rule.


Joseph A. Tomon

Retired steelworker belonged to St. Stanislaus Church

Joseph A. Tomon, 1246 Roemer Blvd., Farrell, formerly of Ellport, Pa., died at 3:16 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2002, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was 77.

Mr. Tomon was born June 12, 1924, in Chewton, Pa., to John Tomon and Angela Gorzkowski Tomon.

He retired in 1973 from the Ellwood Works of U.S. Steel in Ellwood City, where he was a crane operator. Mr. Tomon also worked as a caretaker at St. Agatha Cemetery and retired in 1988 from Inmetco, also Ellwood City, where he was employed as a crane operator.

He was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Sharon.

Mr. Tomon was a veteran of the Army, serving as a Tech 5th Grade with Battery A of the 278th Field Artillery Battalion in Europe during World War II.

He was a former councilman in Ellport Borough and was a member of the First Parish Council of St. Agatha Church.

Mr. Tomon was a member of the Polish National Alliance; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5286, Farrell.

He was an avid bowler and until his death, Mr. Tomon bowled in several leagues in the Shenango Valley.

His wife, the former Rosella Lombardo, whom he married April 24, 1947, died Aug. 27, 1993.

Surviving are: his children, Joseph A. Tomon Jr. and his wife Patricia Tomon, Ellwood City; Ronald J. and Loraine Tomon, The Woodlands, Texas; and Angela M. Bunney, Jackson, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, Jennifer L., Betsy, Stacey and Craig Tomon; and Jarret, D.J., Ronnie, Ryan and Nicholas Bunney; a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Betty) Cappatt, West Pittsburg; and three brothers, Louis Tomon and Francis "Frank" Tomon, both Ellwood City; and John Tomon, Wayne Township, Lawrence County.

Besides his wife, Mr. Tomon was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Clara DeRicco and Mary Reneau; and two brothers, Henry and Paul Tomon.

TOMON
    
Joseph A., 77, of 1246 Roemer Blvd., Farrell, formerly of Ellport, Pa.
    Calling hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday (6-2-02) in LEIPHEIMER-TOMON FUNERAL HOME, 1246 Roemer Blvd., Farrell; and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday (6-3-02) in JOSEPH A. TOMON JR. FUNERAL HOME, 123 Fifth St., Ellwood City.
    Service: Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday (6-4-02) in St. Agatha Church, Ellwood City, with time and clergy to be announced.
    Entombment: Resurrection Mausoleum of Holy Redeemer Cemetery, North Sewickley Township, Beaver County. Full military honors will be provided by the veterans' Honor Guard.


Richard S. Ammann Sr.



AMMANN
    Richard S. Sr., 83, St. Paul Homes, 339 E. Jamestown Road, West Salem Township, formerly of Mercer Road, Delaware Township.
    Calling hours: 1 p.m. to time of service today (6-1-02) in ANDREW H. OSBORNE III FUNERAL HOME Inc., 73 & 75 Columbia Ave., Greenville. Condolences may be sent to www.osbornefuneralhome.com
    Service: Funeral service at 2:30 p.m. today in the funeral home, with the Rev. Douglas W. Garland, pastor of St. Mark's United Church of Christ, New Hamburg, officiating. Full military honors provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7599, Reynolds.
    Burial: Cremation.
    Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's United Church of Christ, 5 Baker Hill Road, Fredonia 16124.


Margaret J. Horvath

Cosmetologist, farm co-owner was active church member

A funeral service will be held Saturday for Margaret J. Horvath of 139 Sunset Road, Lackawannock Township. She passed away at 7:40 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 80.

Born Sept. 26, 1921, in Mercer, Mrs. Horvath was a daughter of the late Leonard and Mary Philson Ringer.

An alumna of Mercer High School, she was a licensed cosmetologist. She and her husband owned and operated the former Horvath Dairy Farm in Lackawannock Township for many years.

Mrs. Horvath was an active member of Lebanon Presbyterian Church in Lackawannock Township.

On Aug. 19, 1950, she married Emil "Butch" Horvath in First Presbyterian Church, Sharon. He preceded her in death on Aug. 29, 1987.

Survivors include: one daughter, Nancy J. Horvath, Wichita Falls, Texas; two sons, Charles H. Herwig and his wife Suanne, Kennerdell, Pa.; and David P. Horvath and his wife Suzy, Lackawannock Township; one sister, Mrs. Joseph (Martha) Oesterling, Butler, Pa.; two brothers, William Ringer and his wife Janet, Lackawannock Township; and Hollis Philson and his wife Julie, Daytona, Fla.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren and stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Horvath was preceded in death by one son, Leonard Michael Herwig; one granddaughter, Colleen Herwig; and an infant grandson, Samuel Charles Herwig.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lebanon Presbyterian Church, 2090 Mercer-West Middlesex Road, Mercer 16137; or Charleston United Methodist Church, 1156 Greenfield Road, Hermitage 16148.

HORVATH
    
Mrs. Emil "Butch" (Margaret J.), 80, of 139 Sunset Road, Lackawannock Township.
    Calling hours: 9 a.m. to time of service today (6-1-02) in Lebanon Presbyterian Church, Lackawannock Township. Friends may also e-mail condolences to McGonigleFuneralHome@infonline.net
    Service: Funeral service at 10 a.m. today in the church, with the Rev. Dr. Donald P. Wilson, pastor, officiating. Immediately following the service, the family will also receive friends in the church vestibule.
    Interment: Lebanon Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
    Arrangements by J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.


Catherine M. Burdick

Catherine M. Burdick, 3388 Hubbard-West Middlesex Road, Shenango Township, died at 3 p.m. Friday (5-31-02) in UPMC Horizon, Farrell. She was 67.

Obituary information was incomplete.

BURDICK
    Catherine M., 67, of 3388 Hubbard-West Middlesex Road, Shenango Township.
    Arrangements will be announced by STEPHEN J. SHERMAN FUNERAL HOME, 2201 Highland Road, Hermitage.


PREVIOUS DEATHS
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BENNETT
    
Mrs. Robert A. (Shirley M.), 71, of 3971 Saranac Drive, South Pymatuning Township.
    Obituary was published 5-31-02
    Service: Memorial service at 10 a.m. today (6-1-02) in St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Hermitage, with the Rev. Jay Gunn, pastor, officiating.
    Calling hours: Family will receive friends during a memorial gathering after the services today in the church fellowship hall.
    Arrangements by SAMPLE-O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME Inc., East State Street at North Oakland Avenue, Sharon; member Selected Independent Funeral Homes and the International Order of the Golden Rule. Friends may send condolences by e-mail to Sample@infonline.net


DIEFENDERFER
    
Howard C. "Pete," 88, of 15 Davenport Farm Lane East, Stamford, Conn., formerly of Main Street, Sharpsville.
    Obituary was published 5-29-02
    Calling hours: Were 4 to 7 p.m. Friday (5-31-02) in DONALDSON-MOHNEY FUNERAL HOME, 124 Main St., Sharpsville.
    Service: Funeral service at 10 a.m. today (6-1-02) in the funeral home, with the Rev. Lee Weber, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Sharpsville, officiating.
    Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Sharpsville.


WHITE
    
Mrs. Frank Jacob (Josephine F.), 76, Erie, formerly of 1104 Negley St., Farrell.
    Obituary was published 5-31-02
    Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday (6-2-02) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. The church Altar Rosary Society will meet at 8:30 p.m. to recite the Rosary at 8:45 p.m. Friends may also e-mail condolences to McGonigleFuneralHome@infonline.net
    Service: Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Monday (6-3-02) in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Farrell, with the Rev. Donald E. Berdis, pastor, as celebrant. Brief prayer service at 9:45 a.m. in the funeral home.
    Interment: St. Anthony's Cemetery, Hermitage.


ZALAC
    
Joseph, 73, of 67 Nora St., Clark.
    Obituary was published 5-31-02
    Calling hours: None.
    Service: Memorial service at 12:15 p.m. Sunday (6-2-02) in Clark Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Faye A. Barca, pastor, officiating. Friends may send condolences by e-mail to www.flynnfuneralhome.com
    Burial: Cremation in the funeral home crematory.
    Arrangements by JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage.



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