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Daily obituaries: Published Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997


Dorothy Evans

Dorothy Evans, 979 Sharon-Hogue Road, Masury, died Saturday afternoon (9-20-97) in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was 67.

Obituary information was incomplete.


EVANS

Dorothy, 67, of 979 Sharon-Hogue Road, Masury.

Arrangements will be announced by MADASZ FUNERAL HOME, 6923 Warren-Sharon Road, Brookfield.


Joseph Gjavor

Obituary was published 9-20-97

Joseph Gjavor, 79, of 8190 Perkins N.E. St., Masury, who died Thursday (9-18-97) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System, is survived by a son, Dale Gjavor, whose first name was misspelled by the Herald. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Anne M. Segada, who he married Oct. 9, 1939, and who died Aug. 22, 1988. Her name was omitted by The Herald.


GJAVOR

Joseph, 79, of 8190 Perkins N.E. St., Masury.

Obituary was published 9-20-97.

Calling hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday (9-21-97) in HAROLD W. STEVENSON FUNERAL HOME, 264 E. State St., Sharon.

Service: Funeral at 10 a.m. Monday (9-22-97) in Sacred Heart Church,Sharon, with the Rev. Charles Skinner, sacramental assistant, as celebrant.

Burial: Brookfield Township Cemetery.


Pauline Leone

Pauline Leone, 7948 Third St., Masury, died at 3:50 p.m. Saturday (9-20-97) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 71.

Obituary information was incomplete.


LEONE

Pauline, 71, of 7948 Third St., Masury.

Arrangements will be announced by MADASZ FUNERAL HOME Inc., 6923 Warren-Sharon Road, Brookfield.


Richard L. Lindsay

Masury man loved camping, was avid outdoorsman

Richard L. ``Dick'' Lindsay, 897 Linden St., Masury, died at 7:20 a.m. Saturday (9-20-97) in Horizon Hospital System, Farrell. He was 66.

Mr. Lindsay was born July 1, 1931, in Sharon to Andrew and Helen Calvin Lindsay.

He attended Brookfield schools and was a former supervisor and cemetery sexton for the Brookfield Township road department, retiring in 1995 with 27 years of service.

He served with the Navy during the Korean War.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Sharon. He was an avid camper and outdoorsman.

Surviving, besides his wife, the former Dorothy Crago, whom he married Aug. 19, 1970, are: a daughter, Deborah Garcia, Key Largo, Fla.; a son, Victor Lindsay, Key Largo; his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. William Harmon, Brookfield; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Richard (Adamarie) Peto, Masury; and Charise Palermo, Hermitage; a stepson, Ronald Vrankovich, Warren, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, and a son, Richard L. Lindsay Jr.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


LINDSAY

Richard L., 66, of 897 Linden St., Masury.

Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday (9-22-97) in MADASZ FUNERAL HOME, Brookfield.

Service: Funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday (9-23-97) in the funeral home with the Rev. John Trojak, pastor of First Baptist Church, Sharon, officiating.

Burial: Brookfield Township Cemetery.


James M. Matthews

James M. Matthews, 708 Beechwood Ave., Farrell, died at 2:35 p.m.Saturday (9-20-97) in the emergency room of Sharon Regional Health System. He was 83.

Obituary information was incomplete.


MATTHEWS

James M., 83, of 708 Beechwood Ave., Farrell.

Arrangements will be announced by WILBERT L. SHANNON FUNERAL HOME Ltd., 33 Broadway Ave., Wheatland.


George D. Pierce Jr.

Decorated WWII veteran owned Sharon market

George D. Pierce Jr., 468 Ohio St., Sharon, died at 11:10 p.m. Friday (9-19-97) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. He was 76.

Mr. Pierce was born May 23, 1921, in Warren, Ohio, to George D. Sr. and Celia Jane Davies Pierce.

He served in the Army during World War II in the European Theater with Company B, 351st Infantry, 88th Division, in Naples and Rome, Italy. He received a Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster. He was the recipient of the American Theater, Eastern Theater, and Victory ribbons.

Former owner of Pierce's Market on State Line Road, Sharon, he retired in 1981 from the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp., as service supervisor of production in H building. He had 41 years of service.

He attended First Baptist Church, Sharon. He was a member and past master of Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 250, Sharon.

Surviving, besides his wife, the former Dorothy Elaine ``Mickey'' Eichelberger, whom he married Feb. 11, 1940, are: a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Patricia) Wilson, Sharpsville; a sister, Margaret Williams, Sharon; and two grandsons.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Bousner, and a brother, Harold Pierce.

Memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, 555 Grant St., Suite 380, Pittsburgh, 15219.


PIERCE

George D. Jr., 468 Ohio St., Sharon.

Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday (9-22-97) in SAMPLE-O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, corner of East State Street at North Oakland Avenue, Sharon. Masonic service at 8:45 p.m. in the funeral home chapel by the Brethren of Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 250, Sharon.

Service: Funeral at 1 p.m. Tuesday (9-23-97) in the funeral home with the Rev. John Trojak, pastor of First Baptist Church, Sharon, officiating.

Burial: Entombment in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage.


Charles W. Sanders Jr.

Was 4-month-old son of Sharon couple

Funeral will be Thursday for Charles W. Sanders Jr., 161 N. Water Ave., Sharon, who died at 9:22 a.m. Friday (9-19-97) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. He was 4 months old.

Charles was born May 13, 1997, to Charles W. Sr., and Jeanette Gibbs Sanders.

Surviving, besides his parents, are: a sister, Destiny Sanders, Sharon; maternal grandmother, Diane Jachimiak, Sharon; maternal grandfather, William Gibbs, Warren, Ohio; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Sanders, Sharon; maternal great-grandparents, Thomas Willmer, Akron, Ohio; and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gibbs, Warren; paternal great-grandparents, Virginia Sanders, Sharon; and Nettie Beers, Masury.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family through the funeral home.


SANDERS

Charles W. Jr., 4 months, 161 N. Water St., Sharon.

Calling hours: 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday (9-25-97) in SAMPLE-O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, corner of East State Street at North Oakland Avenue, Sharon.

Service: Funeral at 4 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Joseph E. Coniglio, pastor of Gentle Shepherd Nazarene Church, Hermitage, officiating.

Burial: Haywood Cemetery.


Beaulah Constantine Strausser

Pine Township woman worked as a seamstress

Beaulah Constantine Strausser, 1285 S. Center St. Ext., Pine Township, died at 6 a.m. Saturday (9-20-97) in United Community Hospital, Pine Township. She was 91.

Mrs. Strausser was born Feb. 5, 1906, in Findley Township to Wilks and Katherine Weaver Hedglin.

She was a seamstress with the former Five Filer Brothers, Grove City.

She was a member of American Association of Retired Persons. She was a Protestant.

Surviving are: four daughters, Jennie Koprivnak, and Mrs. Joseph A. (Kathryn) Ketler, both of Volant; Mrs. Daniel (Mary Jane) DeGregory, Grove City; and Mrs. Howard (Pauline) Edeburn, New Wilmington; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Benny Constantine, whom she married in 1920, and who died in September of 1925; her second husband, Francis J. ``Dutch'' Strausser, whom she married Aug. 4, 1951, and who died in 1987; a son, Frank Constantine; four sisters, Leona Turner, Cora Hedglin, Ada Knight, and Bonnie Dostilio; four brothers, Sherman, Lawrence, and Herman Hedglin, and an infant brother.


STRAUSSER

Beaulah Constantine, 91, of 1285 S. Center St. Ext., Pine Township.

Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday (9-22-97) in CUNNINGHAMFUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.

Service: Funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday (9-23-97) in the funeral home with the Rev. G. Kenton Shaw, pastor of Wayside Community Church, officiating.

Burial: Crestview Memorial Park, Pine Township.


John L. Voyda

Hermitage man worked for Sharon Fitness, GATX

John L. Voyda, 5755 Wise Road, Hermitage, was found dead Saturday morning (9-20-97) at home of natural and sudden causes. He was 61.

Mr. Voyda was born Nov. 3, 1935, in Sharon to John M. and Anna E. Dobay Voyda.

A 1953 graduate of Hickory High School, he was an Army veteran. He worked for Sharon Fitness Products, Sharon, and formerly for GATX, Masury, and the Kroger Co., Hermitage.

Surviving, are: three daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Valerie) Yates, Austin, Texas; Mrs. Joseph (Lori) Stasiak, Littlleton, Colo.; and Mrs. Adrian (Janet) Romero, Aurora, Colo.; a son, John Voyda, Boulder, Colo.; and four sisters, Mrs. John D. (Anna Marie) Sabo, Hartville, Ohio; Mrs. Michael (Elizabeth) Cica, Escondido, Calif.; Mrs. Vincent (Barbara) Scoccia, and Mrs. Donald (Christine) Blair, both of Masury.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


VOYDA

John L., 61, of 5755 Wise Road, Hermitage.

Calling hours: Arrangements to be announced by A.E. PUSTINGER FUNERAL HOME Ltd., 1310 Idaho St., Farrell.


Barbara Ann Weiser

Sharon woman was active with Little League, Cub Scouts

Funeral will be Tuesday for Barbara Ann Weiser, 532 Lincoln Street, Sharon, who died at 11:19 a.m. Friday (9-19-97) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 56.

Mrs. Weiser was born Oct. 29, 1940, in Sharon to Coleman and Carrie Buczo.

She worked for Dunkin Donuts, Hermitage. She previously was a barmaid for the Maenchor Club, Sharon.

She was a Catholic. She was a member of American Carpatho-Russian Citizens and Social Club, Sharon, and was a team mother and president of Sharon National Little League Auxiliary, and a den mother for Cub Scout Pack 4, Sharon. She was an avid Bingo player.

Surviving, besides her husband, Clarence R. Weiser, whom she married Aug. 5, 1976, are: four daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Barbara) Rodgers, Sharon; April Splitstone, Transfer; Mrs. Charles (Dawn) Spaulding, Farrell; and Christine Weiser, at home; four sons, George Budetich, and Richard Weiser, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; Troy Budetich, and Brett Budetich, both of Sharon; a stepdaughter, Brenda Weiser, Sharon; four stepsons, Rick Weiser, Farrell; Jim Weiser and Albert Weiser, both Wheatland; and Gene Weiser, Fort Hood, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Ron (Beverly) Chalupka, Hermitage; two brothers, Coleman Buczo, Texas; and Ed Buczo, Wheatland; 27 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.


WEISER

Barbara Ann, 56, of 532 Lincoln St., Sharon.

Calling hours: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday (9-23-97) in STEPHEN J. SHERMAN FUNERAL HOME, 2201 Highland Road, Hermitage.

Service: Funeral at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday (9-23-97) in the funeral home.

Burial: Haywood Cemetery, West Middlesex.


Previous deaths: (look in past days' obit files to find the full obituaries)


EBERHART

Wayne C., 88, of 2810 Winner Road, Clark.

Obituary was published 9-20-97.

Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday (9-22-97) in DONALDSON-MOHNEY FUNERAL HOME, 124 Main St., Sharpsville.

Service: Funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday (9-23-97), with the Rev. Bruce Milligan, interim pastor of Faith United Presbyterian Church, Hermitage, officiating.

Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Boardman, Ohio.


EHRENFELD

Mrs. (Maxine L.), 64, of 52 S. Mercer Ave., Sharpsville.

Obituary was published 9-19-97.

Calling hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday (9-21-97) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.

Service: Funeral at 11 a.m. Monday (9-22-97), with the Rev. Paul Sajban, pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sharon, officiating.

Burial: Crown Hill Memorial Park, Vienna.


LENGEL

Albert, 67, of 1346 Mercer Grove City Road, Findley Township.

Obituary was published 9-19-97.

Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday (9-21-97) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 144 S. Pitt St., Mercer.

Service: Funeral at 11 a.m. Monday (9-22-97) in the funeral home, with the Rev. G. Kenton Shaw, pastor of Wayside Community Church, Findley Township, officiating.

Burial: Findley Township Cemetery.


MORRISON

Vera Toth, 84, Hempfield Township, formerly of Hartford and Brookfield.

Obituary was published 9-20-97.

Calling hours: 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday (9-21-97) in MADASZ FUNERAL HOME, 6923 Warren Sharon Road, Brookfield.

Service: Funeral at 11 a.m. Monday (9-22-97) in the funeral home with the Rev. Vince Bellanca, pastor of Crossroads Christian Fellowship, West Salem Township, officiating.

Burial: Hartford Township Cemetery.


PURICH

Ned, 74, of 323 Canterbury Court, Sharpsville, formerly of Farrell.

Obituary was published 9-20-97.

Calling hours: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday (9-21-97) in JOHN A. PALISIN FUNERAL HOME, 86 Maple Drive, Hermitage.

Service: Funeral at 10 a.m. Monday (9-22-97) in the funeral home.

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.


SCHELL

Samuel B., Hermitage.

Obituary was published 9-20-97.

Calling hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday (9-21-97) in the J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Wake service at 7:45 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

Service: Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Monday (9-22-97) in St. Joseph's Church, Sharon, with Msgr. William C. Karg, pastor, as celebrant. The procession will leave the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Monday.

Burial: Morefield Cemetery, Hermitage.



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