(June 19, 1945 – January 26, 2009)
He was born June 19, 1945, in Johnstown, a son of Charles W. and Jane Weicht Griffin of Bedford.
For 40 years, Mr. Griffin was self-employed at Griffin Carpeting.
He enjoyed his family and grandchildren, fishing and singing.
Mr. Griffin was a member of St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church, the Eagles in Wheeling, West Virginia, and L.O.O.M. #22.
On August 27, 1966, he married Donna Sarnicke, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Todd (Debra) Griffin of Washington; a daughter, Amber Bennett of Canonsburg; a brother, Roger (Becky) Griffin of Everett; and two grandchildren, Mackenzie Griffin and Rex Bennett.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 31st, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multi-Disciplinarian Clinic, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 5150 Centre Avenue, 4th floor, Suite 417, Pittsburgh PA 15232.
(November 25, 1927 – July 7, 2009)
Charles Thomas “Tom” Clutter, 81, of Prosperity, died Tuesday, July 7, 2009, in his residence.
He was born November 25, 1927, in Washington, a son of Lloyd G. and Velma Higgins Clutter.
During World War II, Mr. Clutter served in the Merchant Marines and then in the Army, where he was trained as Medical Technician. After medical training, he served aboard a hospital ship, the USS Comfort, in the Pacific Theater. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and was honorably discharged on September 28, 1947. On October 29, 1950, Mr. Clutter was re-called to active duty and served at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, until his second honorable discharge on March 7, 1951.
Mr. Clutter worked in heating and air conditioning at Sears for fifty years and at one time worked at Hazel Atlas Glass Factory.
He was a member Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 of the American Legion and of Upper Ten Mile United Presbyterian Church, where he had served as a Trustee and was instrumental in building the church’s first addition.
Always concerned with community affairs, Mr. Clutter was a charter member of Morris Township Volunteer Fire Department and helped build the first ball field in Prosperity at what is now known as Morris Township Park.
He enjoyed country music, flea markets, reading history and being outdoors and camping at Big Bear Lake with his grandchildren.
On October 12, 1947, he married Marjorie McLaughlin, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Vickie (Ronald) Ritchie, of Prosperity; a brother, Lloyd G. Clutter, Jr, of Washington; two sisters, Midge Randazzo, of Washington, and Marilyn Hutter, of Youngstown, Ohio; three grandchildren, J. Brandon Ritchie, J. Bryant Ritchie, and Kaitlin Leigh Clutter; and a daughter-in-law, Barbara Clutter.
Deceased are two sons, John Bruce Clutter and Thomas Bradley Clutter; and two brothers, Donald and Robert Clutter.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 395 E. Maiden Street, Washington, where a service will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 10, 2009, with Pastor Larry Deemer officiating. Burial will follow in Prosperity Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded graveside by Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 of the American Legion. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Morris Township Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 21, Prosperity, PA 15329, or Upper Ten Mile Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 14, Prosperity, PA 15329.
BALL – Friends of Charles W. Ball Sr. of Eighty Four, who died Sunday, December 21, 2003, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 24. Interment will follow in Emmanuel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Eighty Four. The family requests memorial donations be made to American Cancer Society, 357 East Maiden Street, Washington, PA 15301.
(August 28, 1965 – June 27, 2012)
Charles W. Hickerson, 46, of Claysville, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born August 28, 1965, in Washington, a son of Russell Ray and Ida Mae Fluharty Hickerson.
On September 9, 1983, he entered the U.S. Navy, and for his service was awarded the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation with Operational Device, and the Good Conduct Award. He was Honorably Discharged September 5, 1987.
Mr. Hickerson was a steel worker at Ametek Specialty Metal.
He was a member of Washington Lodge #164 F&AM, Moose Lodge #22, Moose Legionnaires, and the American Legion, Post 907, Taylorstown.
Mr. Hickerson enjoyed karaoke and playing Santa Claus every year.
On November 17, 2007, he married Janis Chadwick, who survives.
Also surviving are two stepdaughters, Caitlin Zrimm and Savanna Zrimm, both of Claysville; a sister, Julie (Samuel) Harbert, of Wileyville, WV; and a grandson, Steven Richey.
Deceased is a brother, Walter Hickerson.
Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 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, June 30, 2012, with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Schott officiating. Burial will follow in Prosperity Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion, James R. Hunt, Post 639, Claysville.
Charles Hutter, 87, of Washington, died Wednesday, April 23, 2008, in Greenery Specialty Care Center, Canonsburg, following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 29, 1921, in Washington, a son of Mary Margaret and John Henry Hutter.
Mr. Hutter attended Washington schools.
On August 25, 1946, he married Betty J. Hutter, who died 12 weeks ago, January 19, 2008.
Mr. Hutter served during World War II and was a chef at Hilton Restaurant and Washington & Jefferson College. After retiring, he worked part-time as bartender at Betty’s Bar, owned by his wife, which is now known as Chuckie J’s Bar.
Surviving are his daughter, Betty “Little Face” Dyson of Washington, with whom he made his home; grandchildren, Bobbie Lynn (Vince) Alderson of Canonsburg and John (Andrea) Dyson of Canonsburg; great-grandchildren, Addie Christine and Andrew Vincent Alderson; brothers, Raymond, Wilbert and Edward Hutter; and a sister, Betty Kisner, all of Washington.
Deceased are brothers, William, James, Robert, Henry and Joseph; and sisters, Alberta, Margaret and Marcella.
Friends and family are invited to interment services at 2 p.m. Friday, April 25, in Washington Cemetery Mausoleum. All are to meet at the mausoleum. Arrangements are being handled by William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington.
Family and friends of Charles “Chick” W. Parsons, who died Thursday, October 21, 2004, will be received Saturday from 7-9 and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, 925 Allison Ave, Washington, PA., where services will be held Monday, October 25, 2004 at 1:00 p.m., with the Rev. Larry G. Wiltrout officiating. Interment will follow at the Washington Cemetery. Military Rites graveside by Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 of the American Legion.
(August 7, 1938 – January 5, 2005)
Charles William Gallo, 66, of Washington, died Wednesday, January 5, 2005, in Canonsburg General Hospital, following a brief illness. He was born August 7, 1938, in Bulger, a son of John William and Martha Elizabeth Campbell Gallo. A self-employed handyman, Mr. Gallo was Protestant and a veteran. He was a member of Slovak, Polish and Pulaski clubs and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8319. On June 20, 1987, he married Margaret Briggs Dinch, who survives. Also surviving are five stepsons, Thomas Dinch of Marianna, Leroy Dinch of Daisytown, Frank Gallo of West Alexander, Jude Gallo of Washington and James McCombs of South Carolina; two daughters, Martha Elizabeth Copestick and Hanna Jane Copestick, both of Washington; three stepdaughters, Sherry McCombs, Frances Gallo and Wendy Gallo, all of Washington; three brothers, George Gallo of South Park, Frank Gallo of Canonsburg and Robert Gallo of Pontiac, Mich.; four sisters, Evelyn Harps and Vyiona Wilk, both of Washington, Joyce Babiard of Bentleyville and Alma Jackson of Amity; two grandchildren, whom he raised, Angie and Charlie Gallo, and several other grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are five brothers, John Thomas, Terry, Alvin, Ellsworth and his twin, Clarence Gallo.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 10. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens Cemetery, Peters Township. Military rites will be accorded graveside by Edwin Scott Linton American Legion Post 175.
(August 17, 1929 – February 18, 2010)
Charles William McClure, 80, of Washington, formerly of Fort Pierce, Florida, died Thursday, February 18, 2010, in Greenery Specialty Care, Canonsburg.
Mr. McClure was born August 17, 1929, in Hickory, a son of Charles and Elizabeth Coleman McClure.
Mr. McClure was Catholic by faith, and was a member of Elks, Moose, Arms Club, the Teamsters, and enjoyed his time in Florida with friends.
He was a truck driver for Blue Diamond Trucking for twenty years.
His first wife, Mary Alice McClure, died December 16, 1976, and his second wife, Patricia Ross, died July 2001.
Surviving are two sons, Tim (Kay) McClure, of Ohio, and Charles W. (Karen) McClure, of Washington; and a daughter, Susan Paul, of Washington.
Deceased are a stepbrother, Carroll Lincoln McClure, and a stepson, Anthony Contino.
At the request of the deceased, services and interment were private.
He was born February 19, 1938, in Greene County, a son of the late William Howard and Irene Gump Stoneking.
Mr. Stoneking graduated from Waynesburg High School in 1958.
Protestant by faith, he always had a kind and generous heart, and would, and did, give the shirt off his back to someone in need.
Surviving are his stepmother, Wanda Stoneking, who raised him; a brother, Francis (Nancy) Stoneking, of Rochester, Michigan; a stepbrother, David (Helen) Cooper of Washington; five nieces, Kathy (Nathan) Hilt, Marie (Owen) Coffman, Patty Cooper, Cindy (Ronnie) Eddy, and Phyllis Cooper; one nephew, Terry (Rhonda) Cooper; and several great-nieces and nephews and 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 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 2, 2008, with Rev. Craig Bellis officiating. Burial will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 331 South Main Street, Washington, PA 15301; or to National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., Office of Development, 1501 NW 9th Avenue/Bob Hope Road, Miami, Florida 33136-1494
She was born August 25, 1917, in Buffalo Township, a daughter of the late John and Mary Bell Burk Winters.
Mrs. Closser attended Trinity Schools. On June 12, 1935, she married Earl L. Closser, who died August 4, 2000.
She was a homemaker and had once worked at Howard Johnson’s.
Mrs. Closser looked forward to visits from her neighbors and took great delight in spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who affectionately knew her as “G.G.” She was a very loving and caring mother who always put her children first. She was also very devoted to her dogs.
Mrs. Closser was a member of East Buffalo Presbyterian Church and Buffalo Grange 1523. She enjoyed bowling with the Route 19 Senior Citizens League and solving crossword puzzles. She was a great ceramic painter and made the best homemade bread and cinnamon rolls.
Surviving are seven children, Richard L. (Delores) Closser of Washington, Earl W. Closser of Jeanette, Kathryn E. (Vaughn) Hixenbaugh of Avella, James A. (Patti) Closser of Tecumseh, Michigan, George H. Closser (Belletta Haught) of Coal Center, Mary A. Swan of Claysville and Danny R. (Armida) Closser of Palmdale, California; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was the last of her immediate family. Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were sisters, Mary Moore, Harriett Winters, Kathleen Boyle, and Alvena Jones, as well as two sisters who died in infancy; two brothers, Henry Winters and George Winters; and two great-grandchildren, Anthony Closser and James Rich, II.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will held at 11 a.m. Wednesday December 10, with Rev. Linda Mankey officiating. Burial will follow in Claysville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Donnell House, Hospice Care of the Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington PA 15301.