(January 29, 1926 – March 8, 2003)
Member of North Buffalo Presbyterian Church Donetta June Clemens, 77, of Washington, died at 5:50 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2003, in Donnell House, Washington. She was born January 29, 1926, in Washington, a daughter of Earl Oglebay and Sarah Jane Phillips Clemens. Mrs. Clemens was employed as a unit clerk at Washington County Health Center, Washington, for 14 years, retiring November 3, 1990. She was a member of North Buffalo Presbyterian Church, AARP and National Geographic Society. Mrs. Clemens was a 1943 graduate of Washington High School and attended Bethany (W.Va.) College for one year. She was twice married. She divorced her first husband, John Randolph. On February 20, 1954, she married Robert Clemens, who died May 20, 1976. Surviving are two sons, Lawrence Edward Clemens of Washington and David Lee Clemens of Seneca; a sister, Beulah Irene (Billie) Dinsmore of Pembroke, Fla.; four grandchildren, Joshua Adam and Joseph Alan Clemens, Misty Michelle Harvey and Jason Lee Clemens; and a great-granddaughter. Deceased is a brother, Harold Lee Clemens.
CLEMENS – Friends of Donetta June Clemens of Washington, who died Saturday, March 8, 2003, will be received from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in William G. Neal Funeral Home Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, with Pastor Gary Gibson officiating. Interment will be in Washington Cemetery. The family suggest memorial contributions be made to Donnell House or North Buffalo Presbyterian Church.
(February 10, 1950 – October 17, 2003)
Served in the U.S. Army Frank Charles DeSensi Jr., 53, of Washington, died unexpectedly Friday, October 17, 2003, in his home. He was born February 10, 1950, in Washington, a son of Frank Charles Sr. and Cora McNeil DeSensi. Mr. DeSensi attended Washington schools and served in the U.S. Army. Surviving are three sons, Sky T. and Kevin DeSensi, both of Washington, and Derek DeSensi of the state of California; daughter, Dawnelle DeSensi of the state of California; and two sisters, Donna Draucker and Carol DeSensi, both of Sunrise, Fla. A son, Frank Charles DeSensi III, is deceased. At the request of the deceased, there will be no public visitation.
(March 2, 1911 – January 23, 2003)
Ida Mae Malik McCausland, 91 of Washington, PA, died Thursday January 23,2003 in the Presbyterian Medical Center, Washington, following a lengthy illness. She was born on March 2, 1911 in Everson, PA the daughter of Albert and Dora Belle Harrington Ansell. Mrs. McCausland was a 1931 graduate of Scottdale School. She later moved to Washington, PA and was a home maker. Mrs. McCausland was a member of the Broad Street Baptist Church in Washington and served as follows: Kingdom Mission Society, Other’s Class, Youth Group Sunday School Leader, and served a Deaconess in 1971.
On June 27,1936 she married Harry M. Malik, Sr who died March 7, 1964. On September 3, 1979 she married George McCausland who is also deceased. Mrs. McCausland is survived by a son, Harry M. Malik, JR of Brooksville, Fl. Also surviving are; two brothers, William Ansell of Scottdale, PA and Harold Boswell of Washington; two sisters, Janet Marie Malik of Washington and Mary Ellen Smith of Lawrenceville, GA; four grandchildren, Richard, Jeffery, and Angela Malik, and Kristi Fonner as well as seven great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by a sister Mary Belle Jones.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 24 from 7-9 PM in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Ave, Washington where services will be held on Saturday, January 25 at 1:00 PM. Private Interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery.
(May 25, 1933 – September 8, 2003)
Merla Wright McConnell, 70, of Canton Township, died Monday, September 8, 2003 in her home following a lengthy illness. She was born in Washington on May 25, 1933 a daughter of Silas “ Ike “ and Mildred Booher Wright. Mrs. McConnell was a graduate of Trinity High School and Penn Commercial College. She had worked at the Department of Public Welfare for 16 ½ years as a secretary and also as a Teacher’s Aid in the Trinity School District. She was a member of the Third United Presbyterian Church for more than 35 years, had taught Sunday School, and served as a Deaconess. She also was a member of the Taylorstown American Legion Ladies Auxillary. On July 9, 1951 she married Ralph E. McConnell who survives. Also surviving are a son, Daniel McConnell of Dubois; two daughters, Linda Staley of Cumming, Georgia, and Mildred “ Millie “ McConnell of Dawsonville, Georgia; a sister Marlyn Johnson of Claysville; seven grandchildren, Christopher Staley, Trisha Kaseler, Erin Jones, Jesse Czapski, Jeremy Czapski, Melissa McConnell and John McConnell; and three great-grandchildren.
Friends of Merla Wright McConnell, 70, of Canton Township, who died Monday, September 8, 2003 will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM Wednesday in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, where services will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2003 at 11:00 AM, Rev. Lesley Shoup officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery.
(October 17, 1939 – December 15, 2003)
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(June 11, 1912 – September 25, 2003)
Ablan G. Namie, 91, of Ormand Beach, Florida, formerly of Washington died Thursday, September 25, 2003 in his home following a two year illness. He was born in Washington on June 11, 1912 a son of Michael and Mary George Namie. Mr. Namie was catholic by faith. He worked for many years at Washington Steel and was a member of the United Steel Workers Union. He enjoyed playing his keyboard, singing, painting and spending time in the outdoors. His wife of 42 years, Gloria, died in 2001. Surviving are a son Larry Namie of Pittsburgh: a daughter Karen Szafranic of Port Orange, Florida; a brother with whom he lived, Ackle “ Ike “ Namie of Ormand Beach, Florida; a sister Josephine Namie of Hollywood, Florida, and two grandchildren. Preceding him in death are two brothers, Shiban and Norman Namie.
Friends of Ablan G. Namie, formerly of Washington, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM Monday in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery.
(May 14, 2003 – May 14, 2003)
Adam Michael Stockett, newborn son of Darren Lee and Cheryl Lynn Locke Stockett of Washington, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, in Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born May 14 in Washington. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a twin brother, Noah James Stockett; maternal grandparents, Michael and Christine Kapper of Erie; and paternal grandparents, Dwight and Helen Stockett Snyder of Oakland, Md. Deceased is paternal grandfather James L. Stockett. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Woodsdale Cemetery, Grafton, W.Va. The family requests memorial donations to Washington Alliance Church Building Fund, 17 East Walnut Street, Washington, PA. 15301.
(July 28, 1917 – January 25, 2003)
Former unit secretary at Washington Hospital Aldean S. Giecek, 85, of Washington, died at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2003, in Kade Nursing Home, Washington, following a six-month illness. She was born July 28, 1917, in Marianna, a daughter of Peter and Victoria Bercosky. Mrs. Giecek was employed as a unit secretary at Washington Hospital for 24 years. She was a member of St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church in Washington, Polish National Alliance and Christian Mothers. Mrs. Giecek was a 1935 graduate of East Bethlehem High School. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. On September 15, 1940, she married Joseph M. Giecek, who died May 13, 1988. Surviving are three sons, Donald Giecek of Centerville, Va., and Richard and Joseph Giecek, both of Washington; a sister, Ruth Cohen of Philadelphia; eight grandchildren, Donald Giecek, Tracy Stickley and Robert, Brent, Richard, Caroline, Patrick and Elizabeth Giecek; and three great-grandchildren. Deceased are four sisters, Ann Palmer, Mary Bercosky and Susan and Nellie Burke.
GIECEK – Friends of Aldean S. Giecek of Washington, who died Saturday, January 25, 2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 29, in St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church, Washington, with the Rev. Thomas O’Neil as celebrant. Interment will be in Washington Cemetery.
(August 20, 1916 – April 9, 2003)
Retired from Dunn Dry Goods Store Alene Luzadder, 86, of Washington, died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, in her home. She was born August 20, 1916, in Waynesburg, a daughter of Stanford and Ida Rose Mooney. Mrs. Luzadder was a graduate of Waynesburg High School and retired as a secretary from Dunn Dry Goods Store. She was a member of Fairhill Manor Christian Church, a member of Beta Sigma Phi since 1940 and a member of AARP. On April 12, 1944, she married Ernest Ross Luzadder, who died September 16, 2001. Surviving are six brothers, James Mooney of Sycamore, Kenneth Mooney of Pittsburgh, Robert Mooney of Waynesburg, John Mooney of Waynesburg, William Mooney of Vermilion, Ohio, and Charles Mooney of Taylor, Mich.; two sisters, Helen Husk and Mary Ann Filer, both of Waynesburg; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are a twin brother and sister who died shortly after birth.
LUZADDER – Friends of Alene Luzadder of Washington, who died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, 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 1 p.m. Monday, April 14, with the Rev. David Mansfield officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery.
(February 22, 2003 – February 22, 2003)
Newborn daughter of Tammy Jo Griffin, Washington, died in Washington Hospital on Saturday, Februar 22,2003. In addition to her mother, Alexis is survived by an uncle, Bernie Griffin of Ohio. She is Preceded in death by her Maternal Grandparents, Bernard V. and Shirley J. Frye Griffin.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM, the time of services in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, PA 15301. Pastor Gary Gibson officiating, burial will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray.