Thursday, June 27, 2002
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Cornelia 'Nellie' Cica
Former clerk at markets belonged to ethnic clubs
Cornelia "Nellie" Cica, 275 Ellis Ave., Hermitage, formerly of Roemer Boulevard, Farrell, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, June 25, 2002, at her home. She was 79.
Mrs. Cica was born March 7, 1923, in West Middlesex to Gavrila (Dromo) Daramus and Sophie Sirb Daramus.
A graduate of West Middlesex High School, she was a clerk for many years at the former High Grade Cash Market on Idaho Street in Farrell. Mrs. Cica was previously a clerk for many years at the former Magnotto's Golden Dawn in Farrell.
She was a member of Holy Cross Romanian Orthodox Church, Hermitage, and its Ladies Aid Society.
Mrs. Cica also belonged to National Romanian Ladies Aid Organization (Arfora), Hermitage; AARP, a retired person's organization; Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5286, Farrell; the German Home; Saxon Home; Serbian Home; American Legion Bocce League; Farrell VFW Bocce League; and Lady of Fatima Card-a-Thon Club, Farrell.
She was a member of Hubbard Senior Citizens Center; and North Sharon Fire Hall.
Her husband, Javin V. "Joe" Cica, whom she married June 20, 1953, died May 15, 1996.
Surviving are: three sons, Charles and his wife Lucille Bukovinsky, Farrell; Marc J. and his wife Paula Cica, Hermitage; and John T. and his wife LeeAnn Cica, Pittsburgh; five grandchildren, Lisa Baker, Burghill; Holly Ion, Wheatland; Amanda Cica, Hermitage; and Nicholas and Zachary Cica, both Pittsburgh; and one great-granddaughter, Olivia Grace Baker, Burghill.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Cica was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, John and Thomas Dromo; and Charles Daramus.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Romanian Orthodox Church, 950 Maple Drive; or St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 65 S. Keel Ridge Road, both Hermitage 16148.
Harold W. 'Cork' Gruver
St. Paul Homes accountant was Sugar Grove auditor
A funeral service will be held Friday for Harold W. "Cork" Gruver, 362 Leech Road, Sugar Grove Township. He died at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2002, in UPMC Horizon, Greenville. He was 69.
Mr. Gruver was born June 8, 1933, in Greenville to LeRoy R. Gruver and Helen M. Burnett Gruver.
A 1951 graduate of the former Penn High School in Greenville, he was employed as an accountant for 40 years for St. Paul Homes, West Salem Township, having retired in 1998. He was also auditor for Sugar Grove Township for 20 years.
As a member of St. Clement's Episcopal Church in Greenville, Mr. Gruver served on the Bishops' Committee.
A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Gruver served from 1953-55, attaining the rank of corporal and also served in the Army Reserves from 1955-58.
He belonged to the Greenville Lions Club; Mercer County Coon Hunters; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3374, Hempfield Township.
He was an avid hunter and enjoyed golfing.
Surviving are: his wife, the former E. Joyce Weaver, whom he married May 24, 1953, at home; four daughters, Major Debra McBride and her husband Charles, San Antonio; Mrs. Charles (Diana) Miller, Charlotte, N.C.; Mrs. Thomas (Donita) Ritchey, Greenville; and Darcy Gruver, Hadley; one son, Daryl R. Gruver and his wife Debe, Greenville; six sisters, Ruth Ann Borders, Portland, Ore.; Linda Dixon, Betty Reagle and Mary Ellen Hoover, all Greenville; Jane Buckley, Sharpsville; and Karen Ramp, Mercer; and three brothers, LeRoy Gruver, Ravenna, Ohio; Harry Robert Gruver, Greenville; and William D. Gruver, Hadley.
He also leaves seven grandchildren, Robert G. Hoelzle, Charles R. Miller, Whitney Ritchey, Robert W. Miller, Evan M. Gruver, Alexandra R. Lewis and Corey D. Gruver.
Mr. Gruver was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, LeRoy Gruver; and an infant sister, Cheryl Ann Gruver.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 103 Clinton St., Greenville 16125.
Virginia L. Kifer
Homemaker had belonged to former Free Methodist Church
A funeral service will be held Friday for Virginia L. Kifer of 3460 Cardinal Drive Sharpsville. She passed away at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2002, in UPMC Horizon, Greenville. She was 78.
Born July 15, 1923, in New Martinsville, Wetzel County, W.Va., Mrs. Kifer was a daughter of the late Frank and Julia Mae Curtis Moser.
She attended schools in New Martinsville and in Paden City, also W.Va., and moved to the Shenango Valley in 1942.
A homemaker, Mrs. Kifer was a member of the former Free Methodist Church on Elm Avenue in Sharon.
Survivors include: her husband, F. Richard Kifer, whom she married Sept. 8, 1941; three daughters, Bonnie Jones, wife of the Rev. George Jones, Rocky Mount, N.C.; Ruth Kifer, Bethesda, Md.; and Susan Kifer-Hall, wife of Richard Hall, Tucson, Ariz.; three brothers, Robert Moser, Canton, Ohio; Howard Moser and his wife Maxine, Steubenville, Ohio; and Larry Moser, Charleston, W.Va.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Kifer was preceded in death by an infant brother.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 19 Jefferson Ave., Sharon 16146; or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Margaret Poldy, 57 Crestview Drive Extension, Transfer, died at 7:47 p.m. Wednesday (6-26-02) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 80.
Obituary information was incomplete.
Louise Throop Thompson
Teacher, hospital volunteer was choir director, organist
Louise Throop Thompson, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2002, in Trinity Living Center, Grove City, where she had been for the last week. For the past 11 years, she lived with her son and his wife, Jack and Barb Thompson, in Grove City. She was 88.
Mrs. Thompson was born March 27, 1914, in Oil City, a daughter of John B. Throop and Jessie Jenkins Throop.
She graduated from the former Stoneboro High School and later from Slippery Rock University, with a degree in elementary education.
Mrs. Thompson taught elementary school for 31 years in Evans City and Connoquenessing, both Pennsylvania.
She was a member of Branchton United Methodist Church and was organist and choir director for 40 years. Mrs. Thompson was also a life member and past matron of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 86; and a past officer and member of Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem Shine 53, both Grove City.
She started in 1977 as a volunteer at the former Hillcrest Hospital, Grove City; and then later at United Community Hospital in Pine Township.
Mrs. Thompson married Brose Thompson in 1933. He died in 1986.
Surviving are: two sons, Lynn Thompson, Petrolia, Pa.; and Jack Thompson, Grove City; three grandchildren, Dr. Susan Gorman, Baltimore; Pastor Steve Thompson, Corning, N.Y.; and Sharon Peet, Port Angeles, Wash.; and seven great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband and her parents, Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Throop.
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