L. Gale Cummings, 81, of Greensburg, went into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. He was born September 5, 1932 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Andrew D. and Jessie “Nettie” Altman Cummings. Prior to his retirement, Gale worked at the Westmoreland County Blind Association in Greensburg. He was a member of Word of Life Ministries, Greensburg. He is survived by his wife, Mary Woolslayer Cummings; a son Paul Cummings of Harrison City; two daughters: Arlene Cummings and Barbara Cummings of Pitcairn; five step-children: Daniel Bochicchio of Phoenix, Ariz., Sylvia Davis of Export, Nicholas Bochicchio of Trafford, Rose Cardiff of Level Green, and Kathryn Keller of Wilkins Twp.; two grandsons: Jacob and Michael Cummings; two brothers: Jack Cummings of Weirton, W.V. and Howard Cummings of Pitcairn; a sister Gladys Shaw of Pitcairn; and a number of step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Read more →
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George L. Jordan, 81, of Greensburg, died Friday, November 22, 2013. He was born April 27, 1932, in Uniontown, a son of the late James and Alice Logan Jordan. Prior to his retirement, he worked for Teledyne of McKeesport and as a custodian at Hempfield High School. He enjoyed woodworking and painting. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister Ruth Mucko and a half-brother James Logan. George is survived by his wife, Althea D. Temple Jordan; a daughter Lisa M. Osinski of Jeannette; a step-daughter Elizabeth Garlitz of Greensburg; three grandchildren: Allen and Alexis Osinski and Brieann Garlitz.Read more →
Joyce A. Burk, 77, of Youngwood, formerly of Norvelt, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013. She was born October 25, 1936 in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Earl and Gertrude Miller. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother Earl Miller and two sisters Edna Aleandri and Dolly Lane. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth J. Burk, Sr.; a son Kenneth J. (Beatrice) Burk, Jr. of United; a daughter Debbie (John) McGaughey of Mercer; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother Larry Miller of Greensburg; two sisters: Helen Leone of Greensburg and Martha Taylor of Arizona; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Hillview Cemetery, Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.Read more →
Robert S. Cover, 49, of Greensburg, formerly of Latrobe, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. He was born May 22, 1964, in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the late Robert F. and Judith Ann Dodson Cover. He is survived by a brother, Jeffrey A. (Sharon Sheback) Cover, of Latrobe; two nephews, Shane (Milana) Cover, of Latrobe, and Jacob Cover, of Greensburg; and a great-niece, Natalie Cover.Read more →
Jerome J. “Jerry” Giles, 86, of Greensburg died Monday, November 4, 2013. He was born March 24, 1927 in McKeesport, a son of the late Edward and Catherine Whitney Giles. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, having served on the USS San Pablo. He was an avid golfer and had been a member of Greensburg Country Club where he was club champion in 1974. He recorded seven holes-in-one. Prior to retirement, he worked for US Steel, was owner of the former Commonwealth Credit Control, was co-owner of the former William Penn Club, was owner of the former Jerry Giles Floor Coverings, had worked as a State Constable and was past-president of the Pa. State Constables Association. Jerry loved vacationing with his family- especially visiting the National Parks with his wife Betty. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife Dolores “Dolly” Welch Giles; a son Mark Ben Hogan Giles; two brothers: Raymond “Buddy” Giles and Richard Giles; a sister Joanne Keenan; and a son-in-law Mark Shuey. He is survived by his wife Betty Leonard Giles; 9 children: Cindy (David) Hyatt of Norfolk, Va., Cathy Shuey of Greensburg, Sharon (Dennis) Asbee of Norfolk, Va., Mary Beth Giles of Holly Hill, Fla., Susan (David) McClintock of Tucsan, Ariz., Donna (Charles) Sowa of Greensburg, Jerri Lynn Liming of Latrobe, Arnold Palmer Giles of Greensburg, and Kelly Giles of Jeannette; three step-children: Todd Urbani of Philadelphia, Steve (Stacey) Urbani of Michigan, and Adam (Kelly) Urbani of Greensburg; 24 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren; four brothers: Edward (Audrey) Giles of West Mifflin, James (Ann) Giles of Panama City, Fla., Lawrence (Julie) Giles of Ocala, Fla., and William (Brenda) Giles of Orlando, Fla.; a sister Catherine (Lou) Sebastian of Pittsburgh; a sister-in-law Mary Giles; and several nieces and nephews.Read more →
Donald I. Frelin, 85, of Greensburg, died Monday, November 4, 2013. He was born April 7, 1928 in Frenchville, a son of the late Nestor C. and Edna Gormont Frelin. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church, Greensburg. Donald was a WWII veteran, having served in the Army. Prior to his retirement, he was a self employed professional engineer. He was a member of the Studebaker Drivers Club and the Latrobe Lions Club. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother Lawrence Frelin; a sister Dorothy Hugney; and a nephew August Hugney. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Virginia E. DeHennis Frelin; three sons: Louis P. (Lynn) Frelin of Reno, Nev., Laurence P. Frelin of Baltimore, Md., and Donald C. Frelin of Latrobe; two daughters: Denise A. Frelin of Portland, Ore. and Jacquelyn M. (Randy) Greenawalt of Wendel; four grandchildren: Melissa Greenawalt, Amber Frelin, Michael Cipollone and Michelle Cipollone; a niece Cecilia Kelly; and a nephew Philip Hugney. The family would like to thank all those who cared for Don during his illness.Read more →
Marie A. Cararini, 48, of Greensburg, died Saturday, November 02, 2013. She was born March 11, 1965 in Greensburg, a daughter of Gary M. (Shirley) Cararini, Sr. of Greensburg and Patti Cararini of South Greensburg. She was predeceased by her grandparents: George and Elizabeth Cararini and Geraldine L. Galando. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandfather, Patsy Galando of Crabtree; two brothers: Gary (Julie) Cararini of Slippery Rock and Pasquale Cararini of Greensburg; a sister Lisa Cararini of Grapeville; three nieces: Lindsey Marie Lock, Haley Cararini; and Hannah Cararini; a nephew Eddie Cararini; a great-uncle Joe (Antonette) Lotto; an uncle Mark Galando; and a number of other aunts uncles and cousins. Also surviving is her fiancé John Jubek. Marie will be missed by all who knew and loved her, including her beloved pets: Duke, Moe, Rue, and Star.Read more →
Vivian M. Burns, 95, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. She was born Aug. 7, 1918, in Pittsburgh. She was predeceased by her parents; her beloved husband, Raymond Henry Burns (Aug. 9, 1908 to Nov. 16, 2004); and three brothers. She is survived by her son, John Henry Burns, of North Huntingdon.Read more →
Twila Makarsky, 89, of Greensburg, died Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. She was born June 24, 1924 in Butler, a daughter of the late William A. Bell and Gladys L. Clark. She was a member of the St. Bruno Parish, Greensburg. In addition to her parents, Twila was predeceased by her husband Paul S. Makarsky and a daughter Paula Kepple. She is survived by two daughters: Linda A. Siefert of Greensburg and Cynthia S. Sharp of Florida; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a half sister DeEtta White of Wheeling, W.V. A committal service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Greensburg Catholic Cemetery.Read more →
Elaine R. Melnick, 89, of Greensburg, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 26, at Excela Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born August 5, 1924 in Irwin, a daughter of the late Samuel Allshouse and Velma Baughman Ritenour. Elaine was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, of Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother Norman Blair Allshouse. She is survived by a son Roger Dean Cichetti; a daughter Denise M. Ohr; two granddaughters: Melanie L. Ohr and Melissa R. (Troy) Ohr Townsend; and a great-grandson Jaxson A. Townsend. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at which time a memorial service will be held at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 246 S. Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601. For online condolences, visit BarnhartFuneralHome.com.Read more →
Mary E. “Bea” Burk, 66, of Bovard, died Sunday, September 22, 2013. She was born September 4, 1947 in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Ann Brklycica Burk. Bea worked for the former Davis Supermarket, former Foodland Fresh and current Shop ‘N Save in Greensburg for over forty years. She was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins. She is survived by a brother, two sisters, and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and a great-great nephew. Services and interment will be private. “Go lay down and Go Pens. She’s fine. She sends her love.”Read more →
William J. Boley, Sr. 94, of Delmont, formerly of Greensburg died Wednesday, September 18, 2013 in the William Penn Care Center. He was born July 4, 1919 in Greensburg, a son of the late William A. and Esther G. Mitchell Boley. Prior to retirement William was a sales manager for Sears, Roebuck & Company. William was the founder and owner of the former Hires Bottling Company of Greensburg. He was a member of the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Delmont and a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Jeannette, where he served on church council and was a Boy Scout Troop leader. He was also past-president of Sears Retirees.
In addition to parents he was predeceased by his wife Gala Bell Boley and a sister, Mary Bloomer. He is survived by son William J. Boley, Jr. of Greensburg; daughter Linda Wineman-Selmeczy and Edward Bridges of Delmont; four grandchildren: David (Julie) Wineman of Carlisle, Sharon Boley of Jeannette, Michelle (Daryl) Baker of Virginia and William Joseph Boley III of Greensburg; six great grandchildren: Ashleigh Baker, Andrew Baker, Hanna Elizabeth Wineman, Jacob Paul Wineman, Alison Boley and Angelina Boley; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Entombment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Salem Lutheran Church, 301 E. Pittsburgh St., Delmont, PA 15626.Read more →
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