(August 14, 1919 – April 18, 2006)
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 22, 2006, at 10:00 AM, in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery.
(July 15, 1969 – June 29, 2006)
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 until 8 p.m., which is the time of services, Monday, July 3, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Memorial contributions may be sent to his children in care of Sheila Dague, 65 Lee Avenue, Washington, PA 15301.
(January 10, 1923 – April 17, 2006)
Mary Duvall, 83, of Canton Township, died Monday, April 17, 2006, in Washington Hospital, after a brave two-month battle with cancer.
She was born January 10, 1923, in West Finley, a daughter of Archie Linville Carroll and Mary Belle Burt.
She worked at Duncan Miller Glass Factory in her early life and later for The Meadows racetrack.
She was Protestant.
She enjoyed going to yard sales and buying and refinishing old furniture. She was a friend to all and was loved by all who knew her.
Her husband of 48 years, Raymond, died October 3, 2005.
Her closest family and primary caregiver was her granddaughter, whom she and her late husband raised as a daughter, Teena Rae (David) Fisher of Washington and two grandchildren, Raymond David Fisher, second-year cadet at US Military Academy, West Point, and Jamie Fisher.
Also surviving from a previous marriage are another daughter who assisted with her care, Arland (James) Shrader of Scenery Hill and two sons, Kenneth (Sandy) Weimer of Prosperity and Lanny Dale (Carolynn) Weimer of Maryland; a stepdaughter, Nancy Pees of Marianna; a brother, Robert Carroll of Sacramento, Calif.; and several grandchildren including, James, Dennis and Raymond Shrader, Kenneth, Daniel and Paige Weimer, Brandon, Travis, Nicholas, Cassie, Joseph, Crystlynn, Ryan and Christopher Shrader, Lori, Natalie, David and Montana Emrock, Pete and Edward Pees and Ren Litman.
Deceased are a brother, John Carroll; six sisters, Thelma Barker, Marguerite Clovis, Ann Howard, Cecilia Bristor, Emily Shrader and Barbara Daughtery; and a son, Terri, who died in infancy.
–Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 20. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
Ralph A. Allison, 86, of Washington, died Friday, November 10, 2006, in Canonsburg Hospital following a brief illness.
He was born August 18, 1920, in Greensburg, a son of Arthur L. and Helen L. Duncan Allison.
Mr. Allison graduated from Trinity High School in 1939 and attended Washington and Jefferson College.
During World War II, he served in the Army, 48th Bombardment Squadron, 41st Bombardment Group from December 14, 1941 until November 19, 1945. He was awarded the American Defense Service Medal, American Theater Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Medal with four bronze starts, and the Good Conduct Medal.
Mr. Allison worked at Jessop Steel Corporation for more than forty years.
He was a member of West Washington United Methodist Church.
On November 29, 1949, he married Virginia Frye, who died April 21, 1982.
Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Lee (Dennis) Clutter of Washington; a grandson, Michael Clutter; a great-grandson, Austin Clutter; and several cousins.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., the hour of service, Sunday, November 12, 2006, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with Rev. John Hoffman officiating.
Member of North Buffalo Presbyterian Church.
He was born April 30, 1939, in Washington, a son of Alvin T. and Wilda Allison Taggart.
He was a self-employed, retired food vendor. He was a member of North Buffalo Presbyterian Church, Sunset Lodge 623 F&AM and B.P.O.E. 776. He had been an organist for more than 30 years at various Presbyterian churches. He was an elder at North Buffalo and Upper Buffalo Presbyterian churches.
He was a 1957 graduate of Trinity High School. He enjoyed playing cards.
On October 28, 1960, he married Shirley Gamble, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Mark and his wife, Beth Taggart of Washington and John and his wife, Cathy Taggart of Hickory; a daughter, Sandra and her husband, John Danna of West Alexander; two brothers, Eugene and his wife, Eleanor Taggart of Cross Creek and Halden “Bud” and his wife, Robbie of Hickory; his mother-in-law, Esther Gamble of Washington; his sister-in-law, Mary Lib Taggart of Streetsboro, Ohio; and seven grandchildren, Darrene, Cassie, Faith, Brittany and Brandon Taggart and Coleman and Tori Danna.
Deceased are a sister, Floradale Taggart Gray; and a brother, Roland Taggart.
Friends will be received by the family from 1 to 8 p.m., the time of service, Friday, August 4, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with Pastor Gary Gibson and the Rev. John Mark Scott officiating. Interment will be held in West Middletown Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions to American Diabetes Society.
29-year employee of Molycorp.
A. Ray Plants, 77, of Washington, died Thursday, December 7, 2006, in Donnell House, Washington, following a one-year illness.
He was born March 31, 1929, in Washington, a son of Harry M. and Minnie M. Hickman Plants.
A graduate of Washington High School, Mr. Plants was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, serving in Korea and Japan with Company B, 7th Calvary Regiment. He received the United Nations Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and Korean Service Medal with one bronze star.
Mr. Plants retired in 1991 from Molycorp, where he worked as laborer/steelworker for 29 years.
He enjoyed woodworking, yard work and working on cars, but most of all, he enjoyed being a loving father and grandfather.
On September 7, 1954, he married Betty Jean Grantz, who died June 20, 1997.
Surviving are three sons, William L. Plants of New Hampshire, David E. Plants at home and Edwin R. Plants of Lancaster; a brother, Charles Plants of Youngstown, Ohio; a sister, Marie Wilson of Ashtabula, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Joshua and Melissa Plants.
He also leaves Bob and Irene Hodgson, who were good friends and neighbors.
Deceased are three brothers, Harry, Russell and Walter Plants, and a sister, Mary Williams.
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 1 p.m. Monday, December 11, with Pastor Rick Bruckner officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery.
(April 28, 1986 – October 13, 2006)
Adam Wayne Clark, 20, of Claysville, died at 2 a.m. Friday, October 13, 2006, due to injuries received in an automobile accident.
He was born April 28, 1986, in Washington, a son of Barry Wayne Clark of Claysville and Brenda Kay Miller Megyesy of Washington.
Mr. Clark was a 2004 graduate of Trinity High School and worked at XTREEME Motorcycles. He enjoyed mud bogging in trucks, BMX biking, hunting, fishing, being outdoors and spending time with friends.
Mr. Clark was a member of North Buffalo Presbyterian Church.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his stepmother, Debbie Clark of Claysville; his stepfather, Robert Megyesy of Washington; a sister, Samantha K. Clark of Washington; two stepbrothers, Robert Megyesy of Latrobe and Wyatt Scott of Claysville; four stepsisters, Brittaney Megyesy and Nicole Megyesy, both of Washington, and Shianne Scott and Michaela Scott, both of Claysville; maternal grandparents Ed Miller, Mary Jane and Raymond Patterson and Norman and Delores Megyesy, all of Washington; paternal grandparents Paula Clark of Washington, Gil Haney of Washington and Fred and Evelyn Clark of Claysville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 17, with Pastor Gary Gibson officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to North Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 711 Rural Valley Road, Washington, PA 15301.
She was born August 4, 1908, in Somerset Township, Washington County, a daughter of Isaac P. and Katherine Amos Sibert.
Mrs. Wright was formerly from Arch Street, where she resided for 73 years after moving there on March 4, 1926.
She was co-owner, with her husband, of a demolition and trucking business.
Mrs. Wright worked in various offices in Washington County Courthouse, having worked in the Tax Claim Bureau for many years.
She had been a Democratic Committee woman in the Seventh Ward, Fourth Precinct.
She played cards with her son, Terry and his wife, Sandy, every Wednesday. She enjoyed bingo at Evergreen Assisted Living, where she had resided the last six years, and still completed five to seven puzzles a week.
Mrs. Wright enjoyed riding a motorcycle with her son on every birthday. Her last ride was at age 96.
She read the Observer-Reporter from cover to cover each day. For more than 80 years, she collected obituaries from the paper and had collected more than 30,000 obituaries of friends and families that she knew.
She also collected pigs and cuckoo clocks, which is how she got the name “Gram Coo-Coo.”
Mrs. Wright had an unbelievable memory. She remembered everyone’s birthday and unusual dates, such as the date when she bought her first pair of high heels and the date she got her driver’s license.
On March 4, 1926, she married Norton O. Wright Sr., who died December 2, 1973.
Surviving are a son, Terry D. Wright (Sandy Dickinson) of Washington; a daughter-in-law, Ruby “Elaine” Wright of Washington; four grandchildren, Terry L. Wright, Billie Rae Wright, Jacqueline Koneski and Amor R. Andy; eleven great-grandchildren; and twelve great-great grandchildren.
Deceased, in addition to her husband, are a son, Norton O. “Jake” Wright Jr.; three brothers, Elmer, Albert and Alfred Sibert; and two sisters, Florence K. Sibert and Iverna McNary Seaman.
She was the last of her immediate family.
Friends 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, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 2. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Medi Home Hospice, 168 West Chestnut Street, Washington, PA 15301.
(July 6, 1938 – December 27, 2006)
He was born July 6, 1938, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of Cramer and Carolyn Case Bacque.
Mr. Bacque was a delivery driver for Betty Brite Cleaners and had also been employed by Hazel-Atlas and as a driver for G,G & C.
He was Catholic by faith. Mr. Bacque enjoyed hunting, fishing and, in recent years, playing bingo. He was a devoted father and grandfather.
On November 19, 1956, he married Alberta Rose Tatterson, who survives. They recently celebrated fifty years of marriage.
Also surviving are two daughters, Debra Lea (Jim) Greer, of Frederick, Maryland, and Stacy Lynnette (Dennis) Saffell, of Taylorstown; one brother, Cramer Bacque of York; three sisters, Josephine Hutter of Youngstown, Ohio, Rose Boggs of Mather, and Alberta Stedman of Washington; three grandchildren, Shaylynn Ingersoll, Briana Greer and Dylan Saffell.
Deceased are a brother, Joseph Bacque; and a sister, Erma Cole.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where a Blessing Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 29, 2006, with Rev. Thomas D. O’Neil officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held for Agnes E. “Sis” Tarr Hepinger on Friday, February 10, 2006, at 1:00 pm in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, PA 15301. Burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family.