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Local news Wednesday, June 26, 2002 newsie
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Today's death record

  • Marc R. Bartholomew, 41, of 1004 Memorial Blvd., Sharon.
  • Harold W. Gruver, 69, of 362 Leech Road, Hempfield Township.
  • Virginia L. Kifer, 78, Hempfield Township, formerly of Greenville.
  • Helen A. Moore Patterson, 99, Mercer-New Castle Road, Mercer.

Today's obituaries
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Marc R. Bartholomew
Theola Laura Carine
  Virginia L. Kifer
Harold W. Gruver
Helen A. Moore Patterson

Marc R. Bartholomew
'78 Sharpsville grad, Sun Belt worker was outdoorsman

Marc R. Bartholomew of 1004 Memorial Blvd., Sharon, passed away at 5:51 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2002, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle crash Friday morning (6-21-02) on South Keel Ridge Road in Hermitage. He was 41.

Mr. Bartholomew was born June 30, 1960, in Sharpsville, a son of James L. and Mary Kathryn Butch Bartholomew.

Marc was a 1978 graduate of Sharpsville High School and was employed as a coil winder by Sun Belt Transformer in Sharon. Previously he worked for Westinghouse ABB (Asea Brown Boveri) in St. Louis, Mo.

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

Marc loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the Bass Anglers Association Sportsman Society.

He also enjoyed bowling and golfing and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Golf League at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Golf Course in Hermitage.

He leaves: his fiance, Cindy Palmer, Lackawannock Township; his parents, with whom he lived; one sister, Lea Anne DuMars; and a brother, Gerry Bartholomew and his wife Laurie, all South Pymatuning Township.

He also leaves: his three nieces, Katie, Stacy and Brooke Bartholomew; and two nephews, Casey James DuMars and Aaron Marc DuMars, all South Pymatuning Township.

Marc was preceded in death by his grandparents; and a brother-in-law, William D. DuMars.

Marc R., 41, of 1004 Memorial Blvd., Sharon.
    Calling hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday (6-27-02) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Friends may also e-mail condolences to
    Service: Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Friday (6-28-02) in St. Joseph's Church, Sharon, with the Rev. Charles Schmitt, pastor, as celebrant. Brief prayer service at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home prior to leaving for the church.
    Interment: St. Mary's Cemetery, Hermitage.

Theola Laura Carine

Sharon wholesalers officer, director was china painter

A funeral service will be held Friday for Theola Laura Carine, 3993 Esther Lane, Hermitage. She died unexpectedly Monday morning, June 24, 2002, in her residence of natural causes. She was 84.

She was the widow of James Carine.

Born Friday, April 12, 1918, in Osseo, Wis., Mrs. Carine was a daughter of the late Theodore and Laura Svoboda Jacobson.

She worked as an officer and member of the board of directors at Carine & Co. Wholesalers, Sharon.

Mrs. Carine was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Sharon.

A graduate of Osseo High School, she then earned a degree in cosmetology and hairstyling from the DeGile School of Beauty in Minneapolis. She went on to own and manage several beauty salons in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Mrs. Carine was an accomplished painter of fine china and taught classes on china painting. She was a member and past president of the Pennsylvania Porcelain Decorators Association and a member of the Federation of International China Painters.

She also belonged to the American Business Women's Association. For more than 25 years, she spent winters in Ormond Beach, Fla., where she belonged to the Daytona Beach Art League.

Mrs. Carine enjoyed traveling, playing bridge, bingo, gardening, growing orchids, watching her granddaughters' sporting events and spending time with her family dogs, Spanky and Betsy.

She is survived by: a son, Jeffrey, husband of Linda Carine, Hermitage; a son, Jon F., husband of Lauren Carine, also Hermitage; a sister, Vilene Ringhand, Milton-Freewater, Oregon; a brother, Richard Jacobson, Lakeland, Fla.; and two granddaughters, Anne Carine and Mandy Carine, both Hermitage.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Carine was preceded in death by her parents; a son, James Carine; and a twin brother, Theodore Jacobson.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 59 N. Crescent Drive, Hermitage 16148; or Prince of Peace Center, 502 Darr Ave., Farrell 16121.

Mrs. James (Theola Laura), 84, of 3993 Esther Lane, Hermitage.
    Calling hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday (6-27-02) in HAROLD W. STEVENSON FUNERAL HOME, 264 E. State St., Sharon.
    Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday (6-28-02) in the funeral home, with the Rev. Nancie Reeves, pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Hermitage, officiating.
    Interment: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage.

Virginia L. Kifer
Virginia L. Kifer, White-Cliff Nursing Home, Hempfield Township, formerly of Greenville, died at 12:20 a.m. today (6-26-02) in UPMC Horizon, Greenville. She was 78.

Obituary information was incomplete.

    Virginia L., 78, Hempfield Township, formerly of Greenville.
    Arrangements will be announced by J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.

Harold W. Gruver

Harold W. Gruver, 362 Leech Road, Hempfield Township, died at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday (6-25-02) in UPMC Horizon, Greenville. He was 69.

Obituary information was incomplete.

    Harold W., 69, of 362 Leech Road, Greenville.
    Arrangements will be announced by LOUTZENHISER-JORDAN COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME, 366-68 S. Main St., Greenville.

Helen A. Moore Patterson

Mercer-area resident attended White Chapel U.M.

Helen A. Moore Patterson, Mercer-New Castle Road, Mercer, died at 6 a.m. Sunday, June 23, 2002, in Woodland Place, Coolspring Township, after a short illness. She was 99.

Mrs. Patterson was born May 26, 1903, in Lawrence County to John B. Moore and Kate B. Hunt Moore.

She was a graduate of the former Eastbrook High School, Lawrence County; and New Castle Business College.

Mrs. Patterson was a member for 12 years of the Mercer County Historical Society and attended White Chapel United Methodist Church, Wilmington Township.

Her husband, James R. Patterson, whom she married Aug. 1, 1925, died Sept. 27, 1976.

Surviving are: her son, J. Russell and his wife Evelyn Patterson, with whom she lived in Mercer; a sister, Mrs. Wilbur (Carolyn) McGowan, Oil City; three grandchildren, Joyce Patterson, East Windsor, N.J.; Randy Patterson and his wife Terri, Mercer; and Sharon McCluskey and her husband Richard, Pierce City, Mo.; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Patterson was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Florence Frew Eichenlaub; and three brothers, Joseph, Manning and Wendall Moore.

Memorial contributions may be made to White Chapel United Methodist Church, 415 New Castle-Mercer Road, New Wilmington 16142.

Mrs. James R. (Helen A. Moore), 99, Mercer-New Castle Road, Mercer.
    Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday (6-28-02) in SMITH FUNERAL HOME OF LEESBURG, 1778 Perry Highway, Springfield Township.
    Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday (6-29-02) in the funeral home, with the Rev. Jodie Barron-Smith, pastor of White Chapel United Methodist Church, Wilmington Township, officiating.
    Interment: Carpenters Cemetery, Springfield Township.

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

Mrs. Walter (Mary Holmes), 94, West Salem Township, formerly of Conneaut Lake Road, Sugar Grove Township.
    Obituary was published 6-25-02
    Calling hours: 5 to 8 p.m. today (6-26-02) in JOHN W. KERPAN FUNERAL HOME, 1 Donation Road, Greenville.
    Service: Private funeral and committal service at 2 p.m. Thursday (6-27-02) in the funeral home, with the Rev. Harry B. Wood, retired pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, officiating.
    Burial: Shenango Valley Cemetery, Greenville.

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