(February 11, 1943 – July 23, 2012)
Zelda Marie Paul, 69, of Amwell Township, died Monday, July 23, 2012, in Greenery Specialty Care, Canonsburg.
She was born February 11, 1943, in Washington, daughter of the late Robert and Elsie Greathouse Paul.
A graduate of Washington High School, Ms. Paul worked as a school bus driver for GG&C for over 30 years. She also raised horses; state champion horses in Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania came from her farm.
She was a member of the American Kennel Club and the Welsh Pony Breeders Association.
Deceased are her first husband, Jack Walker, and her second husband, Alex Bogochenko; and daughter who died at birth.
Surviving are two sons, Jack E. Walker and Timothy W. Paul, both of Washington; a brother, Dennis Paul of Washington; and two grandchildren, Kevin Walker and Jason Walker.
Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Noon to 2 p.m., the time of service, Thursday, July 26th, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with Bob Davison officiating. At the request of the deceased, please do not send flowers to the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to an animal rescue charity of the donor’s choice.
(September 2, 1941 – July 22, 2012)
Winfield Herbert Hughes, 70, of Washington, died Sunday, July 22, 2012, in the Washington Hospital.
He was born September 2, 1941, in Washington, son of the late Winfield Scott and Ellen Nystrom Hughes.
A 1959 graduate of Washington High School, Mr. Hughes earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Washington and Jefferson College, a Master’s degree in Secondary Administration from Duquesne University, and did post-graduate work at The University of Pittsburgh.
For 36 years, he worked for McGuffey School District as an Assistant Principal and Secondary English Teacher, retiring in 1999.
Mr. Hughes was a life member of Washington County School Retirees, Pennsylvania State Education Association and National Education Association.
He was a member of DeMolay #3, Royal Arch #150, the Syria Shrine, Washington Lodge #164, and Canonsburg Sportsmen’s Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, photography, the New York Times crossword puzzles, automobiles and dogs.
Mr. Hughes was a member of Fairhill Manor Christian Church, where he had served as a Sunday School teacher, deacon and elder.
On July 31, 1986, he married Ellen Marie Wirth, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Lt. Col. Mark Weaver (Mary-Rachael) of Evansville, Indiana, Paul M. Weaver (Sarah) of Ft. Valley, Virginia, and Justin Weaver of Philadelphia; a daughter, Clare Orwig (Scott) of Norfolk, Nebraska; and nine grandchildren, Rachael, Elise, Karla, Lauren, Paige, Jillian, Dean, Hannah and Josiah.
Friends will be received Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to Washington Area Humane Society, PO Box 66, Eighty-Four, PA 15330.
(Died July 21, 2012)
Walter E. “Bud” Irwin, Jr., 85, of Washington, died Saturday, July 21, 2012, in Donnell House.
He was born June 9, 1927, in Washington, son of the late Walter E. and Vern Steck Irwin.
Mr. Irwin served in the Navy from May 31, 1945, until his honorable discharge as a storekeeper, third class, on July 22, 1946. He was awarded the Pacific Theater Ribbon with one star, American Theater Ribbon and World War II Victory Medal. After his discharge, he served in the Navy Reserves until March 5, 1955.
Mr. Irwin worked in the dairy department at A&P Tea Company for 33 years. He was a member of First Christian Church and its dart ball league and enjoyed traveling.
On December 9, 1951, he married Lavonna “Bonnie” Kiger, who died October 9, 2011.
Surviving are a son, David Irwin of New York, New York; and a daughter, Cynthia (Michael) Palombo of McMurray.
Deceased is a sister, Catherine Perrine.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 25th, with Rev. Stephen Smythers officiating. Burial will follow at 11 a.m. in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, 100 West Station Square Drive, #1900, Pittsburgh PA 15219.
(September 27, 1930 – July 21, 2012)
John Edward Breen, Sr., 81, of Buffalo Township, died Saturday, July 21, 2012, in his residence.
He was born September 27, 1930, in Youngstown, Ohio, son of the late Wilbert Francis “Willie,” “Bowser” and Erna Breen.
A veteran, Mr. Breen served in the Army’s Ski Patrol and was honorably discharged as a corporal on October 12, 1951.
Mr. Breen worked in the maintenance department at Western Center for 20 years and had been a self-employed carpenter.
He was Catholic by faith.
Mr. Breen volunteered as the diving coach at Peters Township High School, was an avid golfer, and enjoyed many outdoor activities.
On January 22, 1955, he married Charelle Blodgett, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, John E. Breen, Jr. (Lisa Putaro) of Oldsmar, Florida; a daughter, Kimberly A. Trbovich (Douglas) of Claysville; one sister, Dorothy “Dee” Grieb of Monroeville; five grandchildren, Jonathon and James Breen, and Brandon, Justin and Kirsten Trbovich; and seven great-grandchildren, Noah, Seth, Isabella, Bailey, Presley, Sophia and Alexa.
Deceased is a sister, Nancy Coen.
Friends will be received Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 25th, with Rev. Ruth Simmons officiating. Entombment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of the Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301.
(May 13, 1947 – July 20, 2012)
Mary Ann Corrick, 65, of Washington, died Friday, July 20, 2012, in Donnell House, following a brief illness.
She was born May 13, 1947, in Washington, daughter of David and Ann Marie Maceyko Bell.
Mrs. Corrick worked as a selector at Brockway #7.
She was an excellent cook and will be remembered as a kind and caring mother and grandmother who loved working in her garden. Mrs. Corrick enjoyed shopping and spending time with her granddaughter, Chelsey, and visiting area casinos with her husband.
She was a member of St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church.
On May 18, 1968, she married Claude Corrick, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Claude (Erica) Corrick, Jr.; a brother, Bob (Phyllis) Bell, both of Washington; and two grandchildren, Chelsey and Aiden Corrick.
Deceased is a brother, Dave Bell.
Arrangements are incomplete.
(July 26, 1930 – March 20, 2012)
Ruth Irene Beck Davis, 81, of Washington, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012, in her home.
She was born July 26, 1930, in Washington, daughter of the late George Beck and Thelma Tarr.
Mrs. Davis graduated from Washington High School in 1948 and went to work at the Hillsview Clinic as a secretary to the director. She remained there until the birth of her second child in August 1954. She then was a stay-at-home mom until 1966, when she returned to the workforce as an aide and elementary secretary at Trinity Area School District, where she worked for 34 years.
Surviving are her children, Mrs. Linda D. Horner and Robert L. Davis II, both of Washington; one granddaughter, Mrs. Michelle Horner Ostrosky (Joseph) of Greensburg; two great-grandchildren, Rebekah Jo Ostrosky and Jorjah Jo Ostrosky; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Mull (Robert) of Claysville, Mrs. Mildred Boldy (William) Of Irwin and Mrs. Betty Paige of Washington; and a brother-in-law, Clyde Mull of West Alexander.
Deceased, in addition to her parents, are an infant brother, George Beck; and two sisters, Mrs. Leona Mull and Mrs. June Yater.
Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 23rd. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 100 W Station Square Drive, # 1900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
(July 7, 1955 – March 6, 2012)
He was born July 7, 1955, in Washington, a son of the late Barney M. and Ruth Alice Bopp Wise.
Mr. Wise was a 1975 graduate of Washington High School. For 15 years, he worked in security for Jessop Steel.
He loved tools, especially hammers, and enjoyed woodworking, cooking and spending time with family, especially the grandkids.
Mr. Wise was a member of Glenn Street Free Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Trudy A. Mansfield Wise; a son, John Wise (Lynn), of Mt. Washington; two daughters, Denise Wise (Victor) and Lori Waychoff (Jason), both of Washington; step-children, Heath DePaoli, Lance DePaoli (April), and Tina McFall (Robert), all of Washington; two brothers, John Wise Sr., (Patty) of Claysville and Robert G. Wise of Washington; a sister, Dorothy Milligan (William) of Washington; and 13 grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Charles Wise; and a sister, Thelma Allum.
Friends will be received 2 to 7 p.m., the time of service, Thursday, March 8th, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with Pastor Robert Neal officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 100 W Station Square Drive # 1900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219; or to National Kidney Foundation, National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.
(April 14, 1934 – May 1, 2012)
He was born April 14, 1934, in Enon, Greene County, a son of Harley and Blanche Goodwin Wise.
Mr. Wise worked for the Canonsburg Street Department for 31 years and also owned Wise Landscaping.
On November 23, 1962, he married Marlene Reynier, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Harold Wise, Jr.; a daughter, Arlene Hollis, both of Canonsburg; a sister, Marie Richie of West Virginia; two grandchildren, Tina Eckels and Ann Hollis; and three great-grandchildren, Gabriel Eckels, Shyanne Eckels and Jacob Morris.
Deceased are five brothers, three sisters, and a great-grandchild, Angel Marie Morris.
Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 5th.
(February 4, 1983 – May 17, 2012)
Shawn Michael Williams, 29, of Claysville, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, in the Washington Hospital, following a nine-year illness.
He was born February 4, 1983, in Wheeling, West Virginia, son of Dave (Beth) Williams Jr. and Lucia “Lynn” Onopiuk Brogley (Tom Burns), all of Claysville.
Mr. Williams was a graduate of McGuffey High School and formerly worked as a pipeliner for Local 798.
He enjoyed music, traveling and photography and was an avid Steelers and Penguins fan. He will be greatly missed by his dog, Blu, whom he loved dearly.
Mr. Williams was Catholic and most recently attended North Buffalo Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are siblings, Davey (Michaela) Williams and Lyndsey Brogley; stepsiblings, Nichole Primavera, Breanne (Jay) Knightly, Chris Allen, Amanda Nichols, Josie Nichols and P.J. Nichols; grandparents, Jane and Dave Williams; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He also leaves his Phishing brothers and sisters.
Deceased are grandparents, Matt and Philomena Onopiuk. Friends will be received Sunday and Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 22nd, with Rev. Rick Bruckner officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Benaroya Research Institute, Virginia Mason Foundation, 1218 Terry Avenue, P.O. Box 1930, D1-MF Seattle, WA 98111-1930, to support research for Relapsing Polychondritis.
(October 24, 1938 – February 5, 2012)
He was born October 24, 1938, in Washington, a son of William Willhoft, Sr. and Wilda Holmes Willhoft.
Mr. Willhoft served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps for nine years and received (2) Good Conduct Medals and the Expert Badge Rifle M-14 Medal.
He was employed as a mechanic in the auto industry.
Mr. Willhoft was Baptist by faith. He enjoyed gardening, yard work, and especially loved his two dogs, Daisy and Foxy.
On November 25, 2002, he married Mary Durilla, who survives.
Also surviving are two sisters, Rose Donley, of Washington, and Shirley Glass, of Jakin, Georgia; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased is a brother, Joseph Willhoft, Sr.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 8, 2012, in Independence Cemetery, Avella. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the cemetery. Military rites will be accorded graveside by Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 of the American Legion.