(November 2, 1928 – July 8, 2008)
Alice Victoria Mitchell, 79, of Washington, died Tuesday, July 8, 2008, in The Washington Hospital, following a lengthy illness.
She was born November 2, 1928, in Matewan, West Virginia, a daughter of Marritt and Lydia Belle Payne Cook.
Mrs. Mitchell was a homemaker and member of Trinity Bible Fellowship.
On December 26, 1942, she married John Mitchell, who died December 29, 2006.
Surviving are a son, Thomas (Nancy) Mitchell; two daughters, Sandra Jean (Joe) Hello and Brenda (Nick) Cecil; two sisters, Eunice Carter and Geneva Wilkinson, all of Washington; ten grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Leonard Mitchell; three brothers, Auburn, Ernest and Emory Kennedy; and four sisters, Vernie Morris, Norma Jean Kuhn, June Walsh and Alma Plants.
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 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 11th, with Pastor Robert Turrill officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
(December 14, 1928 – December 30, 2008)
She was born December 14, 1928, in Norfolk, Virginia, a daughter of Clarence William and Mary Jane Beverly Ruffin.
Mrs. Adams was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church.
She had worked as an aide at the Washington County Health Center.
On January 10, 1956, she married John Wray C. Adams, who died December 15, 1996.
Surviving are a daughter, Irene Beasley (Steven) Corser of Lansing, Michigan; four grandchildren, Gina, Kimberly, Eric and Harold; four great-grandchildren, Jonathan Wray Adams and his wife Adrian of Canonsburg, who were her caregivers, Emilia Bryant of Atlanta, Georgia, Adrain Brown of Pittsburgh and Ebony Thomas of Pittsburgh; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Clarence Ruffin; and two sisters, Clarethia Chapman and Clemmie Haskin.
Friends will be received 10 a.m. till Noon in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. There will be no public services.
(Died February 25, 2008)
She was born Dorothy Ida Litman on February 26, 1919, in East Finley Township, a daughter of Lanfer and Bessie Brownlee Litman.
Mrs. Auld attended grade school at the Joint School and graduated from Morris Township High School in 1938.
For 25 years, she owned and operated a dairy farm in East Finley Township with her first husband, Blair M. Dunham, who is deceased.
Mrs. Auld worked as a physical therapy assistant at the Washington Hospital Extended Care Facility, retiring after 14 ½ years.
She was a past member of Stony Point Methodist Church and Fairmount United Methodist Church, where she loved to sing in the Choir. At the time of her death, she was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Washington.
Mrs. Auld enjoyed designing and sewing most of her own clothes. She also loved her home and received great pleasure from homemaking, cooking and baking. Pies were her specialty. Mrs. Auld loved flowers and her flower gardens were always well maintained. She also raised and preserved vegetables and fruits.
Surviving are a brother, F. Robert Litman, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.
On November 15, 1989, she married Frank L. Auld, who died March 10, 2007.
Deceased, in addition to her husbands, are a son, Roger Blair Dunham; three brothers, Herman, Vance and George Litman; and two sisters, Leana Ryburn and Mary Lou Orndorff.
Friends will be received Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 395 East Maiden Street, Washington, where services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 1st, with Pastor Gary Gibson officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
(May 18, 1946 – April 25, 2008)
James William Hodgens, 73, of Washington, died Sunday, September 28, 2008, in Washington County Health Center, following a brief illness.
He was born October 23, 1934, in Taylorstown, a son of Verne O. and Margaret Elizabeth Rush Hodgens.
He graduated from Claysville High School and was a member of Fourth United Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Hodgens enjoyed family and friends, cars, reading and history.
For 39 years he worked as a steel worker at Jessop Steel Company.
On July 10, 1969, he married Priscilla Mirto, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Kevin Hodgens, of Washington; two daughters, Karen (Larry Naylor) Cantaral, of Eighty-Four, and Kim (Ronald Getz) Tallarico, of Washington; three step-daughters, Pamela (Thomas) Tarr, of Washington, Tamela (Ricky) Stamm, of Canonsburg, and Virginia (George) Grosheim, of Del Ray Beach, FL; two brothers, Robert V. (Betty W.) Hodgens, and Charles E. Hodgens, both of Washington; a sister, Betty Ann (Andrew) Vickers, of Davidsonville, MD; four grandchildren, Walter, Faith, Logan, and Sierra; six step grandchildren; one great grandchild and five step great grandchildren.
Deceased are two children, Kathy and Jimmy Hodgens; and a step grandchild, Thomas E. Tarr, Jr.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue. The time of the service and place of burial will be announced in a later edition. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 777 Penn Center Boulevard, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.
(May 14, 1923 – July 3, 2008)
Kenneth Eugene Ammons, Sr., 85, of Claysville, died Thursday, July 3, 2008, in The Washington Hospital. He had been ill since January.
He was born May 14, 1923, in Claysville, a son of Carl and Della Meadville Ammons.
For 25 years, Mr. Ammons worked for the Claysville Water Company as a plant operator.
He enjoyed gardening and the outdoors.
On January 23, 1965, he married Helen Montgomery, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Kenneth E. Ammons, Jr. of Waynesburg; and two brothers, Donald Ammons of Taylorstown and James R. Ammons of West Alexander.
Deceased are three brothers, Charles, Robert and Clair Ammons; and a sister, Dorothy Jean Ammons.
Friends will be received 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 1:00p.m. Monday, July 7th, with Rev. Meade Lacock officiating. Burial will follow in Claysville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be sent to the family in care of the funeral home.
(June 8, 1930 – December 20, 2008)
Kersey Ringgold “Danny” Dever, Jr., 78, of Glenburn, Maine, died December 20, 2008, in Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, as a result of injuries sustained in a fire.
He was born June 8, 1930, in Easton, a son of the late Kersey Ringgold Dever Sr. and Carolyn Mentzer Dever.
Mr. Dever graduated from Washington High School in 1948 and attended Washington and Jefferson College for one year. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving state-side during the Korean War.
He was retired from Pepperell Mill, Portland, Maine, where he had worked in the maintenance department.
His first wife, Thelma Blake Dever, is deceased.
His second wife, Dorothy Mank, died July 15, 1981.
Surviving are three children to his first wife, Robert (Marci) Dever of Washington, Vicki (Kevin) Young of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Debra (Tim) Trent of Washington; a daughter to his second wife, Karen Rowe of Hampden, Maine; a brother, James H. Dever of Covington, Georgia; two sisters, Dale (Chuck) Philp of Washington and Jane Stoner of Hallandale, Florida; nine grandchildren, Megan, Matthew, Kelly, Bobby, Bridget, Jason, twins Marcia and Shauna, and Chrissy; and nine great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 10th, in Washington Cemetery.
(Died May 24, 2008)
Mary Pearl Romanosky 84 of Mesa, Arizona, formerly of Washington, Pennsylvania, died Saturday, May 24, 2008, following an extended illness.
She was born October 12, 1923, the daughter of James and Emma (Garrison) Householder of Greensboro, Pennsylvania.
Mary was a graduate of Mapletown High School and a member of the Mt. Olive Methodist Church.
She worked for Nickles Bakery prior to moving to Arizona in 1971.
In Arizona she worked for Marriott Corporation.
She was married to the late John T. Romanosky on August 2, 1967, in Washington, Pennsylvania . Her first husband Raymond F. Oest is deceased.
Mrs. Romanosky’s children include Wanda Kirk of Payson, Arizona, Betty Finstad of Mesa, Arizona, and Linda (Rick) Logue of Washington, Pennsylvania. Her son Randy D. Oest passed away on May 19, 2008 in Washington, Pennsylvania. Her grandchildren are John and Raymond Sickles, Paul and Christopher Thompson, Brandon and Lindsay Logue, and Randy, John and Amanda Oest. Also surviving are five great grandchildren and two brothers Robert Householder of Holbrook, Pennsylvania and Franklin Householder of New Eagle, Pennsylvania, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Friends of Mary Pearl Romanosky 84 of Mesa, Arizona formerly of Washington, Pennsylvania who died Saturday, May 24, 2008, will be received on Monday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM, in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, where services will be held on Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at 10:00 AM, with Pastor Gary Gibson officiating. Burial will follow in Monongahela Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, PA.
(September 18, 1932 – February 21, 2008)
She was born on September 18, 1932, a daughter of James Clifford and Jo Anna Burns Barr.
Pat was very popular in the Washington Area. She worked for many years in retail at the Franklin Mall, most notably for Fashion Bug for 14 years.
Upon her retirement from retail, she was a babysitter for many years, helping to raise over 30 children during that span.
Her passion in her later years was being a tour guide for numerous bus companies, more recently for Groomes Tours. Pat also organized her own bus trips under the name of “Pat Dorgan Tours”.
Her place of residence was the Heritage House of Houston, where she took great pride in her home, and dearly loved and cared for the other residents there.
Pat was a member of the Washington/Greene County Blind Association and the Washington County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Council for the Blind. Mrs. Dorgan was a strong advocate for the blind and visually impaired. She volunteered her time to speak to children at various schools regarding blind diseases, and would also counsel individuals who have been afflicted with visual impairment.
She attended the Bethlehem Baptist Church of Bentleyville.
Pat graduated from West Alexander High School.
Surviving are a daughter, Rebecca (Stan) Silvestros, of Bentleyville, a son, Daniel (Karen) Dorgan, of Strabane, PA; a grandson, George Silvestros; a special friend, Barney O’Bryan; several nieces, two great nephews, and one great niece. Deceased is a sister, Dorothy Barr McMurray.
Friends will be received from 1-9 p.m. Sunday, at the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Ave, Washington, PA 15301. Services will be held on Monday, February 25, 2008 at 11:00 a.m., in the First United Methodist Church in Canonsburg, with Rev. Dr. Keith Simmons, Rev. Layman Davis and Rev. Brian Hall officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Washington/Greene County Blind Association; 566 East Maiden Street, Washington, PA 15301.
(May 6, 1951 – November 13, 2008)
Sandra (Sandy) K. Appleby, 57, of Washington, died Thursday, November 13, 2008, in Washington Hospital, following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 6, 1951, in Washington, a daughter of Theodore R. and Evelyn Briggs Appleby.
Ms. Appleby graduated from Trinity High School in 1969.
Her faith was Protestant.
For twenty-five years, she worked at St. Francis Hospital, in Pittsburgh, as a nurse’s aide.
Ms. Appleby enjoyed reading, cooking and knitting; and was a great Kenny Chesney fan.
She enjoyed caring for people and was a cat lover.
Surviving are a sister, Karen Appleby Stainbrook; several nephews and nieces; and great nephews and nieces; and cousins.
Deceased are two brothers, Ronald B. and Donald Appleby.
Friends will be received Sunday, November 16, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., the hour of service, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, with Rev. David Harner officiating. Private burial in Pigeon Creek Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.