(August 23, 1958 – November 28, 2007)
He was born August 23, 1958, in Washington, a son of Donald Roy Martin of Canton, West Virginia, and Lillian Hampson Martin of Canonsburg.
Mr. Martin was a self-employed building contractor.
He was a member of Calvary Temple and loved hunting, fishing, camping, watching the Steelers, and his dog, Lucky.
His wife, Mabel Renz, survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Maggie Remaley and Jennifer Pratt, both of Washington; two brothers, Don Martin of Canonsburg and Art Martin of Washington; six sisters, Penney Wagner, Shirley Denny, Jenney Taylor, Julie Frazier, Sherry Martin, and Ruth Chandler; and two grandchildren, Shane and Sindel “Lacey.”
Deceased is a sister, Linda Sue Martin.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., the hour of service, Saturday, December 1, 2007, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with Rev. Brent Furlong officiating.
Self-employed carpenter with Garrett Construction
David (Scott) Garrett, 48, of Washington, died Monday, April 16, 2007, in Washington Hospital, following an 18-month illness.
Mr. Garrett was born October 10, 1958, in Washington, a son of Esther Kowcheck of Avella and the late David Lee Garrett.
He was a graduate of Avella High School.
Mr. Garrett was self-employed as a carpenter with Garrett Construction for 28 years.
He enjoyed classic cars, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, hunting, fishing and antique tractor pulling. He was a member of Raccoon Sportmen Club in Avella and helped Future Farmers of America at Washington County Fair.
Surviving are his wife, Edna Keller Garrett; stepfather Hugh Kowcheck of Avella; two brothers, Eric M. Kowcheck and Mark (Theresa) Kowcheck, both of Wellsburg, W.Va.; two sisters, Danielle (Patrick) Clemens of Washington and Lee Ann (Wayne) Bass of Erwin, N.C.; four nieces, Jentzen, Karleigh, Tristan and Jocelyn Kowcheck; and a nephew, Drake Kowcheck.
Deceased, in addition to his father, are his previous wife, Linda Mounts Kosek Garrett; and a brother, Daniel Blake Kowcheck.
Friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., the hour of a blessing service, Thursday, April 19, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. The family suggests memorial contributions to American Cancer Society, 357 East Maiden Street, Washington, PA 15301.
She was born September 17, 1952, in Washington, a daughter of Clarence V. and Olive Mary Richmond Shaffer.
Ms. Shaffer was a graduate of Washington High School and worked as a medical billing specialist at South Western Pennsylvania Neurology for six years.
She was a member of Glenn Street Free Methodist Church and Eastern Star.
She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving are a daughter and husband, Michele Zullo and Joseph Hutton, of Pittsburgh; three granddaughters, Joelle, Hannah and Lauren; and a brother, David Shaffer of Conroe, Texas.
Debbie was loved very much by family and friends, and will be missed.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no visitation or services. William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, is handling arrangements.
He was born March 29, 1958, in Washington, a son of Francis Delmar and Edith Hutter Huffman.
Mr. Huffman was once a groom at the Meadows Race Track in Meadowlands.
His faith was Methodist. He enjoyed fishing, playing bingo, and was an avid Steeler Fan.
Surviving are a brother, Kenny (Robin) Huffman, of Washington; two sisters, Linda (Dave) Rugg, and Christy Clutter, both of Washington; a nephew, Zachary Rugg, and two nieces, Amanda Rugg and Jennifer Huffman.
Deceased is a nephew, Derek Huffman.
Services were private and held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were by William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington.
She was born April 18, 1921, in Washington, PA, a daughter of the late William and Hannah Gatts Rodgers. She was Protestant.
During World War II, while her husband, Albert, was serving in the U. S. Navy, she worked for the U. S. Navy Department, Mare Island, California and the U. S. Post Office in San Francisco, California.
Prior to her retirement in 1981, she was a Group Leader at RCA, Meadowlands, for 31 years. She had a great love for gardening, designing her own yard, which was admired by many. She loved to share her plants, especially her hostas, with all her friends and neighbors. She will be remembered every spring as they begin to sprout and blossom throughout the summer.
Her family and friends will miss her delicious cookies and candy which she baked and gave lovingly.
She was honored to have been selected to open one of the charitable nights at the Meadows Casino in June, 2007.
She will be deeply missed by her family, especially her daughter, Carole, and grandson, Scott, and all her friends, but she will live in their hearts forever.
On October 6, 1942, she married Albert L. Yeager, who died on March 28, 2005. They celebrated 62 years of marriage.
Surviving are her daughter, Carole Yeager Beck, who resided with her mother since 2005, and her grandson, Scott E. Novak, of Washington. Also surviving are her sister, Gladys Skariot, of Washington and her brother, Archie (Salome) Rodgers, of Sun Lakes, Arizona, and grandchildren, Charles Yeager and Beth Ann Isenberg, 4 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to her husband, are her son, James W. (Jack) Yeager; grandson, William (Billy) Yeager; three brothers, Robert, Clarence and John Rodgers; and five sisters, Myrtle Rodgers, Adella Rodgers, Goldie Dempster, Olive Obney and Dorothy Virtue.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 P. M. on Tuesday, December 11, and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. on Wednesday, December 12 at William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11:00 A. M. on Thursday, December 13, with Pastor Gary Gibson officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Austin A. Sauer Memorial Foundation, 3211 Hampton Oaks Drive, Allison Park, PA 15101.
She was born March 26, 1947, in Franklin Township, Greene County, a daughter of Kenneth D. and Dorothy Cole Loughman.
Mrs. Voytek was a 1965 graduate of Avella High School and attended Duff’s Institute for two years.
She was a paramedic for fifteen years, the first twelve with Central Ambulance and the last three with Mercy Mobile Care.
Mrs. Voytek was a member of Grove Presbyterian Church and West Middletown Volunteer Fire Department. She enjoyed reading, playing bingo and being with her family and grandchildren.
On May 27, 1967, she married Donald Paul Voytek, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Michele (Brian R.) Gordon of Avella and Debra (Jason) Marshalek of Scenery Hill; three grandchildren, Brian A. Gordon, Paige Marshalek and Austin Marshalek; three nieces, April Voytek, Brenda Voytek, and Kimberly Loughman; and three nephews, Jason Voytek, Dustin Loughman, and Jarad Loughman.
Deceased are two brothers, Robert M. and Kenneth Loughman.
Friends will be received 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 18, 2007, with Rev. Dr. Susan VandeKappelle officiating. Burial will follow in West Middletown Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Relay For Life, American Cancer Society, 331 South Main Street, Washington PA 15301.
(October 13, 1938 – May 23, 2007)
She was born October 13, 1938, in Monongahela, a daughter of Jack Horner and Fay Dickie Thompson.
Mrs. Buckholt was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Charleroi. She was a high school graduate and a homemaker.
Mrs. Buckholt was a member of Silver Bits 4-H Club and Canonsburg Youth Sportsman Club. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping in Elk County, and all outdoor activities.
On September 15, 1961, she married James Robert Buckholt, Jr., who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, James W. (Tina) Buckholt, of West Alexander, and Jack Buckholt, of Houston; two daughters, Lora (Mike) White, of Clarksville, and Lynda (Raymond) Recktenwald, of Houston; a sister, Bonnie F. Pruse, of New Haven, Kentucky; six grandchildren, Casey and Cody White, Ethan and Chris Recktendwald, and Dona â€œLizâ€쳌 and Josh Buckholt.
Deceased are a grandson, James R. Buckholt, III, and a brother, Jack W. Thompson.
Friends will be received 3 to 9 p.m., Friday, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, where services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 26, 2007, with the Rev. Robert Colvin officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
She was born November 14, 1953, in Washington, a daughter of the late Clarence Theo “Dutch” Phillips and Victoria Mary Cava Phillips.
Ms. Phillips graduated from Trinity High School, attended Penn Commercial for two years and also attended California University.
She was assistant manager at Town and Country Market in Wolfdale, where she had worked for 37 years.
Ms. Phillips was a cheerleading advisor for Wolfdale for 15 years and had recently assisted with the Washington High School varsity cheerleading squad.
She was Christian.
Surviving are two sisters, Geraldine (Ernest C.) Dobscha and Linda Lee (David Jr.) Huff, both of Washington; three nieces, Debi , Stacey and Kimberly; two nephews, Barry and Dutch; and several great nieces and nephews; and several great-great nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd. 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 8, 2007, with Rev. Carl Sprowls officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 331 South Main Street, Washington PA 15301.
(September 14, 1947 – September 24, 2007)
She was born September 14, 1947, in Washington, a daughter of Branty Scott Harris and Vessie Jane Cottrell Harris.
Mrs. Helmick attended Avella schools and was a nurse’s aid for many years.
She enjoyed watching television and going out to dinner with her family to her favorite restaurants, Bob Evans and Eat N Park.
Surviving are a son, William Scott Helmick; two daughters, Karen Lynn Cummings and Anne Marie Byrd; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She also leaves behind her beloved cat, Patches.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no visitation. Funeral arrangements are being handled by William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington.
She was born July 23, 1950, in Washington, a daughter of Geraldine M. White Phillips of Washington and the late George “Dock” Phillips, who died March 18, 1986.
Mrs. Stewart lived in Washington until age 24, when she moved to Lorain, Ohio. Amherst had been her home for the last 27 years.
For 16 years, she was a pharmacy technician, with CVS Pharmacy for six years and Rite Aid Pharmacy for 10 years.
Mrs. Stewart volunteered as a Brownie and Girl Scout leader in Amherst and as a cheerleader advisor for Nord Junior High. She was a member of Lorain Toledo Road Church of Christ and was active in the women’s committee.
Her hobbies included spoiling her grandchildren, crafts and crocheting.
Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband of 27 years, Richard E. Stewart; four daughters, Leslie Stewart-Atkinson of Kearneysville, W.Va., Angela Crighton of Savannah, Ga., Jennifer Kershaw of Huntersville, N.C., and Jessica Jones of Texas City, Texas; four grandchildren; a brother, Chuck Phillips of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and two sisters, Norma Ward of Claysville and Georgetta Williamson of Washington. She was expecting the birth of her fifth grandchild.
Deceased, in addition to her father, are two sisters, Sandra Lee Phillips, who died January 16, 1947, and Susan Maziarz, who died March 18, 2000.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Avenue, Amherst ( 440-988-4451 ). Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, January 26, in Toledo Road Church of Christ, Lorain, with Evangelist Bob Eddy officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township. The family suggests memorial contributions to Toledo Road Church of Christ, 5075 Toledo Road, Lorain, OH 44053.