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James D. Curtin
WWII vet, B&LE retiree belonged to K. of C., Elks
James D. Curtin of White-Cliff Nursing Home, Hempfield Township, formerly of 126 N. High St., Greenville, died at 9:12 p.m. Tuesday (2-4-03) in UPMC Horizon, Greenville. He was 81.
Mr. Curtin was born Dec. 8, 1921, in Greenville to George A. and Mary V. Jones Curtin.
He was a 1939 graduate of the former St. Michael High School in Greenville.
Mr. Curtin served from 1942 to 1946 in the U.S. Army during World War II, attaining the rank of tech sergeant.
He was a diesel electrician with the former Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad, retiring in 1982 after 40 years of service.
Mr. Curtin belonged to St. Michael Catholic Church in Greenville.
He was a third degree member of Knights of Columbus Council 1446; and a member of Benevolent and Protected Order of the Elks Lodge 145, both Greenville.
He was an avid gardener and enjoyed crossword puzzles.
His wife, Margaret "Peggy" D. DeArment, whom he married April 30, 1946, died Oct. 1, 1996.
Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Jonathan (Shirley) Slaff, New York, N.Y.; three sons, James C. Curtin, Jr. and his wife, Linda, Dunkirk, N.Y.; John E. Curtin and his wife Mary Jo, Erie; and David J. Curtin, Greenville; a brother, Phillip Curtin, Greenville; and eight grandchildren.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Mary Agnes Bauer and Mary Katherine Cleary.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael School Endowment Fund, 85 N. High St., Greenville, 16125.
Maj. Terry L. McKay
'70 Mercer grad, Navy vet served with Salvation Army
NORWALK, Ohio -- Maj. Terry L. McKay, Norwalk, died Monday (2-3-03) from injuries in an auto accident. He was 50.
Maj. McKay was born July 21, 1952, in New Castle to Robert and Jean McKay. He came to the Norwalk area from Lorain, Ohio.
Maj. McKay was commissioned in 1980 in Kansas City and had served many appointments in Pennsylvania and Ohio including Cleveland, Lorain and, currently, with the Norwalk Salvation Army.
He had served as director of the Close Encounter Teen Center in Lititz, Pa., and had also been the director of the Community Center in the Lancaster (Pa.) Salvation Army.
Maj. McKay was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed spending time with his family, was an avid reader and enjoyed sports, camping and wildlife.
He graduated from Mercer High School in 1970 and attended Slippery Rock University and Millersville (Pa.) University.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, the former Brenda Polinsky, Norwalk; his son, Ryan McKay, Norwalk; his daughter, Julie McKay, Berea, Ohio; his mother, Jean McKay Dicks, Mercer; his brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Gladys McKay, Mercer; and his sister and brother-in-law, Cpts. Robbin and Bruce Eckhart, Tiffin, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1988.
Memorial contributions may be made to Norwalk Salvation Army, 55 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk 44857.
Herbert J. Walter
Army vet, Shenango Inc. retiree worked for Goodwill
Herbert J. Walter, 3472 Sharon Road, West Middlesex, died at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday (2-4-03) in his residence after an extended illness. He was 71.
Mr. Walter was born Jan. 27, 1932, in Reno, Venango County, to Clifford and Mary Walter.
He served in the U.S. Army in the Korea Engineer Combat Unit.
Mr. Walter retired from the former Shenango Inc., Sharpsville, where he was a craneman for 30 years.
He also worked for Goodwill Industries as an apartment maintenance manager.
Mr. Walter was a member of Shenango Valley Church of God, Hermitage; Loyal Order of the Moose Farrell Lodge 55; and Wheatland American Legion Post 432. He was an avid hunter.
Surviving are: his wife, the former Aletha Bowser Keck, whom he married March 6, 1993; 10 children, Rosemary Lozier and her husband, Bruce, Sharpsville; Lawave Urbanek and her husband, Tony, Oklahoma; Diana Weir and her husband, David, California; Carolyn Canon and her husband, John, Sandy Lake; Helene Roberts, West Middlesex; David Beich and his wife, Peg, Blairsville, Pa.; Mary Howard and her husband, Wayne, Oklahoma; Randal John Walter, Ohio; Donald "Carl" Keck III and his wife, Amanda, Clark; and Clifton Keck and his wife, Lenora, Mercer; 29 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ralph Walter, Mercer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first two wives, Phyllis and Violet; and one brother.
Donations to the family may be made through the funeral home.
Nellie E. Kizima
Nellie E. Kizima, 325 Columbia St., Sharon, passed away peacefully at 11 a.m. Wednesday (2-5-03) in Nugent Convalescent Home, Hermitage. She was 76.
Obituary information was incomplete.
Rudolph A. 'Rudy' Krafft
Obituary was published 2-5-03
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 396 Buhl Blvd., Sharon 16146.
Madeline I. 'Maggie' Oleszko
Farrell homemaker was
St. Stan's church member
Mass of Christian burial will be Friday for Madeline I. "Maggie" Oleszko, 637 Fruit Ave., Farrell. She died at 6:05 p.m. Monday (2-3-03) in UPMC Horizon, Farrell, after an extended illness. She was 80.
Mrs. Oleszko was born April 28, 1922, in Hickory Township, what is now Hermitage, to Charles and Mary Breu Hassell.
She attended Farrell area schools. Mrs. Oleszko was a homemaker and, prior to that, she worked for the former Ernst Co. of Sharon for 15 years.
She was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Sharon. Mrs. Oleszko enjoyed playing card games and was an avid bingo player.
Her husband, Frank S. Oleszko, whom she married in June 1942, died Oct. 10, 1979.
Surviving are: a daughter, Desiree Hassell, Farrell; three sisters, Mary Jane Milano, Hermitage; Doris Fennell, Hermitage; and Nancy Kitsch, West Middlesex; a brother, Jerry Hassell, Hermitage; and six whom she raised as her own grandchildren, Marge, Kim, Frank and Adam Opalenik; Frank Kuncio III; and Chase Smith.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Elizabeth Zec, Dolly Hassell and Helen Rupert; and three brothers, Edward, Ralph and infant Joey Hassell.
Ann E. Terpak
lived in Girard, Ohio
Ann E. Terpak, formerly of 53 Abbey St., Girard, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (2-4-03) in Orange Village Care Center Inc., Masury. She was 81.
Mrs. Terpak was born Aug. 31, 1921, in Youngstown, a daughter of Joe and Edna James James.
Mrs. Terpak was a homemaker.
Her husband, Edward F. Terpak Sr., died in 1961.
Survivors include: three sons, Douglas K. Terpak, Lordstown, Ohio; Donald M. Terpak, Champion, Ohio; and David B. Terpak, Warren, Ohio; three sisters, Ruth, Mary Lou and June; four brothers, Bill, Gomer, Steve and Richard; eight grandchildren, Kevin, Lisa, Nathan and Nicole Terpak; Elena Kerr; Nicoletta Stavole and Christopher and Angel Gianakos; and three great-grandchildren, Michael, Zackery and Brittany Kerr.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Raymond G. and Edward F. Terpak; and three brothers, Joseph Jr., Ray and David.
Todd Matthew Hierta
A memorial service will be Saturday for Todd Matthew Hierta, of 267 Plain Grove Road, Plain Grove Township, Lawrence County, formerly of Naples, Fla. He died Oct. 31, 2002. He was 47.
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