August 8, 1941 – August 23, 2007)
He was born August 8, 1941, in Brownsville, a son of Merle Samuel and Mildred Irene Rodgers Deems.
Mr. Deems attended Centerville Schools and served in the Army National Guard.
He was a truck driver for A & S Landscaping, Canonsburg, and a member of LOOM #22.
A member of Taylorstown Christian Church, he sang gospel music for several churches and loved playing music and entertaining people.
Surviving are two sons, Bradley Barrett Deems, Jr. of Michigan and Timmy Lee (Robin) Deems of Williamston, South Carolina; a daughter, Donna Rudy of Washington; two brothers, Gene (Patty) Deems of Washington and Donald L. (Teddy) Deems of Meadowlands; two sisters, Joyce Louraine (Butch) Butterfield and Janice K. (Dave) Sikora, both of Washington; and five grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Charles R. Deems and Edwin F. Deems.
Friends will be received Noon to 8 p.m., the hour of service, Sunday, August 26th, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with Rev. Elizabeth DeWeese officiating.
He was born August 24, 1930, in Washington, a son of Albert John and Ruth Hannam Foringer.
Mr. Foringer attended Washington High School. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War, earning the Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, RoKPuce and Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on January 21, 1956, with a rank of Airman, first class.
Mr. Foringer was a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service, retiring in 1986.
He was a member of Abundant Life Baptist Church and enjoyed sports and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
On August 9, 1958, he married Phyllis Ann Doak, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Dennis (Bev) Foringer of Hickory; two daughters, Deborah Foringer and Brenda Foringer, both of Washington; two brothers, James Foringer of Washington and Lawrence Amos of Columbia, South Carolina; two sisters, Dorothy Jean Naser and Ruby Chaney, both of Washington; two grandchildren, Christopher Foringer and Tiffany Totterdale; and two great-grandchildren, Alexis Totterdale and Kaylee Foringer.
Deceased is a sister, Janice Simpson.
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 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2007, with Rev. George A. Garancosky officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded graveside by Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 of the American Legion.
She was born July 1, 1913, in Washington, a daughter of George and Ora Grey Irey.
Mrs. Hunter graduated from Trinity High School in 1931 and attended Penn Commercial. She worked in the cafeteria of Lagonda (Joe Walker) School, for the Farm Bureau, now Agway, and the admitting office of Washington Hospital, from where she retired in 1982.
Mrs. Hunter was the oldest living member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Prosperity, having joined in 1936. She served the church as elder and Sunday School teacher, and was active with the Womenâ€™s Missionary Group and the Quilters of Bethel Church.
Mrs. Hunter had been a 4-H Leader, a volunteer at and auxiliary member of Presbyterian Senior Care, a member of Lagonda Homemakers Club, Lagonda Neighborhood Club and AARP, and a former member of Prosperity Grange. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and quilting.
On November 4, 1936, she married Kenneth W. Hunter, who died March 29, 1962.
Surviving are a son, Gary (Sally) Hunter of Drumore; a daughter, Joan (George) Postlethwait of Prosperity; one sister, Esther Anderson of California, PA; two sisters-in-law, Mary Irey and Gladys Clemens, both of Washington; and two grandchildren, Scott and Karen Hunter.
Deceased are a brother, Arthur Irey; and a half brother, Robert Irey.
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 services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2007, with Pastor George Crawford officiating. Burial will follow in Prosperity Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Presbyterian Church, 3905 Park Avenue, Prosperity, PA 15329.
(March 7, 1937 – May 9, 2007)
He was born March 7, 2007, in Washington, a son of Samuel Desmond, Sr., and Frances DeSimone Desmond.
Mr. Desmond was a veteran of the Marine Corps., serving from April 23, 1954, until being honorably discharged as a sergeant on April 10, 1958.. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
Mr. Desmond worked for Local 9, Pittsburgh, as a brick mason for 36 years before retiring in 1996.
He was a member of New Life Worship Center in Weirton, a member of the Alpine Club in Washington, and loved to travel.
On June 15, 1968, he married Shirley Comstock, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, James Paul Desmond of Washington; a daughter, Diana Desmond Cramer of Washington; one brother, Samuel Desmond, Jr. of Washington; and two sisters, Theresa Funka of Washington and Esther Saska of San Diego, California; and one grandchild, Brandon Lee Cramer.
Deceased are three brothers, Paul Desmond, Louis Desmond and Joseph Desmond; and two sisters, Marian Gay and Rose Jones.
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 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2007, with Pastor Robert Mazeroski officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded graveside by Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 of the American Legion.
(September 21, 1929 – July 9, 2007)
John Daniel Dorgan, 77, of Strabane, died at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 9, 2007, in Canonsburg General Hospital. He had been in declining health for several years.
He was born September 21, 1929, in Washington, a son of John Daniel and Harriett Mae Dorgan.
Mr. Dorgan was a graduate of Washington High School. He entered the Marine Corps on September 27, 1951, serving during the Korean Conflict, and receiving the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, the United Nations Service Medal, and Korean Presidential Unit Citation. He was honorably discharged September 26, 1953, with the rank of Sergeant.
Mr. Dorgan was a steel worker at Jessop Steel for thirty-five years.
He was a member of Edwin Scott Linton, Post 175, American Legion and enjoyed boating.
Surviving are a son, Daniel (Karen) Dorgan, of Strabane, a daughter, Rebecca (Stan) Silvestros, of Bentleyville; and a grandson, George Silvestros.
Friends will be received 6 to 9 pm., Wednesday, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2007, with the Rev. Ruth L. Simmons officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by Edwin Scott Linton, Post 175, American Legion. The family suggests memorial contributions to National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.
(Died April 4, 2007)
John James Duncan, 54, of Euclid, Ohio, died Wednesday, April 4, 2007.
He was the father of Louise, John, Joe, Jolene and Katie; grandfather of 16; brother of Joyce, Joseph, Jane, Josephine (deceased), Jacqueline, Jeannette, June, Tammy and Jace; and former husband and dear friend of Donna.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 and 4 until 6 p.m., the time of service, Friday, April 6, in Jakubs and Son, a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 936 East 185 Street, Cleveland, Ohio. Interment will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in Washington Cemetery.
(December 5, 1970 – July 28, 2007)
Melissa Diane Durila, 36, of Amity, died at 10:04 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2007, in Washington Hospital. She had been in declining health.
She was born December 5, 1970, in Washington, a daughter of Ferdinand Michael and Catherine Marie Smalley Matula of Marianna.
Mrs. Durila was a homemaker and Catholic.
She was a 1987 graduate of Bethlehem-Center High School and attended Boyd College, Pittsburgh.
She enjoyed her cats.
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are a son, Dustin James Durila, and a daughter, Ashley Kaitlin Durila, both at home; two stepsons, James Leroy and wife Denice Durila Jr. of Wanachee, Wash., and Chad Peter Durila of Marianna; two stepdaughters, Lisa Lynn Durila of Marianna and Tina Ann Durila of Washington; two sisters, Mariaelena and husband Mark Millsapes of Denver, N.C., and Michelle and husband John Poyle of Hagerstown, Md.; former husband James L. Durila; and two stepgrandchildren, Destinee Hope Wicks and Javon James Palmer.
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 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, with Pastor Gary Gibson officiating. Interment will follow in Independent Cemetery.
(October 21, 1943 – December 13, 2007)
He was born October 21, 1943, in South Strabane Township, a son of Raymond J. and Margaret Blake Adams.
Mr. Adams was employed by PK Cleaning and previously employed by Immaculate Conception Cemetery for several years.
He played guitar, enjoyed gospel music, and loved animals and the outdoors.
Mr. Adams was proud of his Cherokee Indian heritage and was known to many as “Doubleeagle”.
He was a veteran of the United States Army.
On May 20, 1984, he married Mary Lou Coole, who survives.
Also surviving are 11 children, including Chris Adams, at home; one brother, Wendell “Wink” Adams of Leesville, Louisville; and eleven grandchildren.
Deceased are several brothers and sisters.
Friends will be received 5 to 9 p.m. Friday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 2007, with Pastor Michael Roach officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
(Died November 6, 2007)
Shirley Anne Armstrong, 77, of Winchester, Indiana, formerly of Washington, died Tuesday, November 6, 2007, in Randolph Nursing Home, Winchester. She had been ill since February.
She was born August 10, 1930, in Lone Cedar, West Virginia, a daughter of Peter and Vern Davis Mills.
Mrs. Armstrong worked in the admitting office of The Washington Hospital for 14 years. She enjoyed reading and crocheting.
On October 9, 1951, she married Rowland â€œBonesâ€쳌 Armstrong, who died August 25, 1977.
Surviving are two sons, William (Roseann) Armstrong of Phoenix, Arizona, and Jeffrey Armstrong of Washington; two daughters, Patty (Ronald) DeMark of Winchester, Indiana, and Nancy (Paul) McMahan of Washington; six grandchildren, Chrissy and Tina Armstrong, Justina and Jerika Armstrong, and DeeDee and Joseph McMahan; and one great-grandchild, Michael Armstrong.
Deceased is a brother, Cecil Mills.
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 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2007, with Pastor Gary Gibson officiating. Burial will follow in Claysville Cemetery.
(October 19, 1921 – December 14, 2007)
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