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Local news Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002 newsie
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Today's death record

  • Joseph M. 'Mike' Bieda, Palmyra Road, North Jackson, Ohio, formerly of Sharon.
  • Nicolas Carbone, 83, Henderson, Nev.
  • Ryan Lee Coates, 15, of 778 River Road, Delaware Township.
  • James Edward Hughes, 78, Bentley House, 2400 Garden Way, Hermitage.
  • Lucille Elizabeth King, 79, East Lackawannock Township, formerly of 802 Forester Road, Fairview Township.
  • Margaret D. Marquis, 83, of 204 Shadowlawn Circle, Pittsburgh, formerly of 3168 Main St., West Middlesex.
  • Agnes S. Minor, 92, Golf Course Road, Plain Grove Township, Lawrence County.

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Ryan Lee Coates
Joseph M. 'Mike' Bieda
Margaret D. Marquis
  Lucille Elizabeth King
Nicolas Carbone
Agnes S. Minor
James Edward Hughes

Ryan Lee Coates
Reynolds ninth-grader enjoyed outdoors, sports

Ryan Lee Coates, 778 River Road, Delaware Township, died unexpectedly at 6:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, in UPMC Horizon, Greenville. He was 15.

Ryan was born June 1, 1987, in Sharon, a son of Chris E. Coates and Melinda G. Etheridge Coates.

A student in the ninth grade at Reynolds High School, he at one time played football in the midget football program at Reynolds.

Ryan loved hunting, fishing and camping and enjoyed playing chess, basketball, football and motorcycling.

He attended Lakeside Evangelical Congregational Church in Pymatuning Township.

Surviving are: his father, at home in Greenville; his mother, Melinda Clark, Salisbury, N.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Kris (Angie) Josa, Hermitage; and Nichole Coates, Las Vegas; three brothers, John E. Coates, at home; and Devin Clark and Jeremy Clark, both Salisbury; his paternal grandparents, John and Betty Coates, Greenville; his maternal grandfather, John Etheridge, Mooresville, N.C.; his maternal grandmother, Peggy Etheridge, Chickamauga, Ga.; a niece, Jay Lynn Josa; and a nephew, Dylan James Josa.

COATES
    Ryan Lee, 15, of 778 River Road, Delaware Township.
    Calling hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday (10-3-02) in DONALDSON-MOHNEY FUNERAL HOME, 124 Main St., Sharpsville.
    Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday (10-4-02) in the funeral home, with Pastor Christopher Scott Mowery of Lakeside Evangelical Congregational Church, Pymatuning Township, officiating.


Joseph M. 'Mike' Bieda
Former Sharon man worked at Lordstown

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio -- Joseph M. "Mike" Bieda, Palmyra Road, North Jackson, formerly of Sharon, died Monday morning (9-30-02) in his home of lung cancer after a six-month illness. He was 64.

Mike was born March 15, 1938, in Washington, Pa., a son of Joseph M. and Lucy E. Barrett Bieda.

A 1956 graduate of Sharon High School, he later served in the U.S. Army.

Mike was a pipefitter by trade and had worked at General Motors Corp.'s Lordstown (Ohio) car assembly plant as a skilled trades committeeman for Local 1112 of United Auto Workers.

He was an avid Steelers fan, enjoyed football, basketball and golf, and especially spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by: his wife, the former Arlene Meier, whom he married May 28, 1960; two daughters, Denise Martell, wife of Don, Aurora, Ohio; and Darlene Wolanzyk, wife of Mark, Mineral Ridge, Ohio; a son, Dennis M. Bieda and his wife Donita, North Jackson; seven grandchildren, Jake and Shelby Martell; Bailee Wolanzyk; and Josh, Nicole, Courtney and Morgan Bieda.

The family requests that memorial tributes take the form of donations to the Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospital, Cleveland.

BIEDA
    Joseph M. "Mike," 64, Palmyra Road, North Jackson, Ohio, formerly of Sharon.
    Calling hours: 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. today (10-2-02) in HIGGINS-REARDON FUNERAL HOME, AUSTINTOWN CHAPEL, 4303 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, Ohio; and 9:30 a.m. to time of service Thursday (10-3-02) in St. James Catholic Church, North Jackson, Ohio.
    Service: Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday in the church.


Margaret D. Marquis
Former West Middlesex resident owned Isaly's

SOUTH HILLS, Pa. -- Margaret D. Marquis, 204 Shadowlawn Circle, Pittsburgh, formerly of 3168 Main St., West Middlesex, died at 7:35 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, in Jefferson Regional Health Center after an extended illness. She was 83.

Mrs. Marquis was born Dec. 11, 1918, in Ellwood City to Harry T. Irwin and Mary Craig Irwin. A graduate of Lincoln High School in Ellwood City, she was owner and operator of the former Isaly's Dairy in West Middlesex. Mrs. Marquis was a member of West Middlesex United Methodist Church; and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 156, Farrell.

Her husband Raymond Howard Marquis, is deceased.

Surviving are: one daughter, Linda Marquis, Pittsburgh; one son, James Marquis and his wife Louise, Worthington, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Jennifer Marquis and Bradley Marquis.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Marquis was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Bruce H. Marquis; three brothers, Judd Irwin, Kenneth Irwin and James T. Irwin Sr.; and seven sisters, Grace Ketterer, Ada Rose, Irma Irwin, Faye Ansley, Fern Hunt, Martha Kelly and Clara Bell Wieck.

MARQUIS
    Mrs. Raymond Howard (Margaret D.), 83, of 204 Shadowlawn Circle, Pittsburgh, formerly of 3168 Main St., West Middlesex.
    Calling hours: 10 a.m. to time of service Thursday (10-3-02) in W. WAYNE CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, 3126 Main St., West Middlesex.
    Service: Funeral and committal service at noon Thursday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Dr. John Kees, pastor of West Middlesex United Methodist Church officiating.
    Burial: North Sewickley Cemetery, Ellwood City.


Lucille Elizabeth King
Retired WE phone operator was active in church

Lucille Elizabeth King, a resident of Countryside Convalescent Home, East Lackawannock Township, formerly of 802 Forester Road, Fairview Township, died at 7:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, in Countryside Convalescent Home following a period of failing health. She was 79.

Miss King was born Nov. 7, 1922, in Coolspring Township, a daughter of the late Donald G. and Ruth L. Miller King.

She had attended Mercer High School and New Castle Business School.

In 1981, Miss King retired from the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. following 27 years of service as a telephone operator.

She was an active lifetime member of Coolspring Presbyterian Church, Fairview Township, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and Christian Endeavor leader, and had belonged to the church Missionary Society. She enjoyed traveling on International Christian Endeavor Fellowship Tours and had been to many countries.

Miss King also enjoyed researching her family history.

She is survived by: four sisters, Margaret Anna Ruth Carbone and her husband, Dominick, New Castle; Myrtle Irene Knauff, Mercer; Estella Mae Knauff, Grove City; and Mary Louise Kerr and her husband William, Medina, Ohio; two brothers, Donald Carlyle King and his wife Faye, Mercer; and George Forker King and his wife Margaret, Mercer; and many nieces and nephews.

Miss King was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Howard Glenn King; and two brothers-in-law, Robert and Edward Knauff.

KING
    
Lucille Elizabeth, 79, East Lackawannock Township, formerly of 802 Forester Road, Fairview Township.
    Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today (10-2-02) in ROBERT L. SNYDER FUNERAL HOME Ltd., 169 Second St., Fredonia.
    Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday (10-3-02) in the funeral home, with the Rev. Philip H. Chalfant, pastor of Coolspring Presbyterian Church, Fairview Township, officiating.
    Interment: With committal service in Crestview Memorial Park Inc., Pine Township.


Nicolas Carbone

Westinghouse retiree served in the Navy

LAS VEGAS -- Nicolas Carbone of Henderson, Nev., died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, in the special care unit of Desert Spring Hospital after a long illness. He was 83.

Mr. Carbone was born Nov. 21, 1918, in Sharpsville to Francesco and Maria Marsico Carbone. During World War II, Mr. Carbone enlisted in the Navy and served in the Pacific theater as one of the Fighting SeaBees. He participated in airstrip construction on freshly occupied Pacific islands.

Upon his return from active service, Mr. Carbone worked for more than 25 years in the carpenter's shop at the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. before retiring.

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Before moving to Florida and later Henderson, Mr. Carbone lived in Sharpsville.

Nick Carbone was a warm and kind man with a wonderful laugh who was always ready to help others. A man of great physical strength and a very hard worker, he was a skilled mason who played a role in building two of his own homes. He particularly enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Surviving are: his wife at home, Columbia "Collie" Pisegna Carbone; two sisters, Sarah Cima, Taylor, Mich.; and Theresa Koch, Sharpsville; a brother, Dominic Carbon, Sharpsville; and numerous nieces and nephews and their children.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Nicolas and Antonio Carbone; and a sister, Rosa Altier.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Memorial and Honor Program, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.


Agnes S. Minor
Secretary co-owned farm, bowled, served in church

Agnes S. Minor, Golf Course Road, Plain Grove Township, Lawrence County, died unexpectedly at 2:10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, in her residence of natural causes. She was 92.

Mrs. Minor was born May 4, 1910, in Plain Grove Township, Lawrence County, to Everett Walker Moore and Annie Rebecca Seth Moore.

She was a graduate of the former Plain Grove High School and attended Grove City College for two years.

She had been an avid bowler until 1992, having never missed a game with her bowling team during league play in Slippery Rock for 27 years.

In addition to being a homemaker, she and her husband owned and operated a farm. She had been a secretary for the Buckeye Coal Co. and the Wilmington Auction. She and her husband also owned a school bus, with Mrs. Minor being the first lady school bus driver in Lawrence County.

She belonged to Plain Grove Grange.

She joined North Liberty Presbyterian Church at the age of 12 and had been a member for more than 80 years. She was the treasurer of the Sunday school class for 35 years. She was a member of the Women's Association of the church and was a member of the quilters group of the church.

Her husband, Mont Leonard Minor, whom she married May 2, 1940, survives at the residence in Volant. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Mary Elder and Hazel Black; and one brother, Lloyd Everett Moore.

MINOR
    
Mrs. Mont Leonard (Agnes S.), 92, Golf Course Road, Plain Grove Township, Lawrence County.
    Calling hours: 2 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. today (10-2-02) and noon to time of service Thursday (10-3-02) in SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 421 New Castle St., Slippery Rock.
    Service: Funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Jerry Mahaffey, pastor of North Liberty Presbyterian Church; and the Rev. Herbert Goetz, pastor of Plain Grove Presbyterian Church, officiating.
    Interment: South Plain Grove (Township) Cemetery, Lawrence County.


James Edward Hughes

James Edward Hughes, Bentley House, 2400 Garden Way, Hermitage, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday (10-1-02) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. He was 78.

Obituary information was incomplete.

HUGHES
    James Edward, 78, of 2400 Garden Way, Hermitage.
    Arrangements will be announced by JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage.


PREVIOUS DEATHS
Look in past daysŪ obituary files to find the full obituaries


ADAMS


    
Mrs. Ronzel Dwight (Olive Boggs), 89, Coolspring Township, formerly of 8203 Sharon-Mercer Road, East Lackawannock Township.
    Obituary was published 9-30-02
    Calling hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday (10-3-02) in CARL WILSON FUNERAL HOME, 154 Main St., Clay, W.Va.
    Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday (10-4-02) in the Clay funeral home.
    Interment: Adams Cemetery, West Virginia.
    Local arrangements by CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 144 S. Pitt St., Mercer.


GULA


    
Mrs. John (Mildred "Mitzi" A.), 86, Hermitage, formerly of Tamplin Avenue, Sharon.
    Obituary was published 9-30-02
    Calling hours: 5 to 7 p.m. today (10-2-02) in STEPHEN J. SHERMAN FUNERAL HOME, 2201 Highland Road, Hermitage. Services include Rosary, 4:30 p.m.; Chaplet, 4:45 p.m.; and Parastas, 5 p.m.
    Service: Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. Thursday (10-3-02) in St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church, Hermitage, with the Rev. Frank Firko, pastor, as celebrant. Panachida at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home.
    Interment: St. Michael's Cemetery, Hermitage.


HINDS


    
Theodore "Ted' D., 85, of 815 W. Main St., Grove City.
    Obituary was published 10-1-02
    Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today (10-2-02) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.
    Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday (10-3-02) in the funeral home, with the Rev. John K. Jefferis, pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, Grove City, officiating.
    Interment: Crestview Memorial Park Inc., Pine Township.


MASTROIANNI


    
Patrick "Denny," 52, of 2264 Custer Orangeville Road, Hartford Township.
    Obituary was published 10-1-02
    Calling hours: 10 a.m. to time of service today (10-2-02) in DONALDSON-MOHNEY FUNERAL HOME, 124 Main St., Sharpsville.
    Service: Memorial service at 11 a.m. today in the funeral home, with the Rev. John R. Boeckman, pastor of St. Adalbert's and Holy Trinity churches, both Farrell, officiating.
    Interment: Cremation services arranged by the funeral home.


WISEMAN


    
Ralph, 82, of 6742 Warren Sharon Road, Brookfield.
    Obituary was published 10-1-02
    Calling hours: None.
    Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday (10-4-02) in Brookfield Christian Church with the Rev. Jeff Wheeler, pastor of Bazetta (Township) Christian Church, officiating.
    Burial: Brookfield Township Cemetery.
    Arrangements by MADASZ FUNERAL HOME Inc., 6923 Warren Sharon Road, Brookfield.



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