(February 16, 1926 – August 21, 2010)
Donald John Duke, 84, formerly of Washington, and residing in Cumberland, Maryland, the last two years with his daughter, passed away Saturday, August 21, 2010, surrounded by his family at the home of his daughter.
Born February 16, 1926, in Washington, he was the son of the late George Martin Duke and Hilda Marie Ruetschi Duke. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Clarlew (Snyder) Duke; and four brothers, Wayne, Chester, Elmer and an infant brother, George Duke.
Mr. Duke served with the Army, 749th Military Police Battalion, during World War II. For his service he was awarded the Meritorious Service Unit Plaque, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He was discharged June 30, 1946, with a rank of sergeant.
Mr. Duke retired as manager of Mellon Bank in Washington. After retirement, he was well known in the Washington area for his artistically decorated cakes for special occasions. Also, he was the director of the singers and dancers at Washington Area Senior Citizens’ Center for more than ten years.
Mr. Duke is survived by two daughters, Donnice Kovach and her husband, Timothy, of Washington, and Clarilee Annonio and her husband, Donald, of Cumberland, Maryland; a son, Jay Duke and his wife, Marcella, of Greensburg; a sister, Hilda “Duke” Kudaroski of Washington; two grandchildren, Donald Louis Annonio, III of Cumberland, Maryland and Hillary A. Annonio of Morgantown, West Virginia; and a great-grandson, Donald Louie Annonio, IV, of Cumberland.
Mr. Duke loved his family, music, having fun and making others laugh. He lived by the three “C’s,” never criticize, condemn or complain. He never had a bad or angry word to say and he loved living every day.
Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to Noon, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A funeral service will be conducted at Faith United Presbyterian Church at 1 p.m., Friday, August 27th, with Elder Linda Webster officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded graveside by American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, UPMC Montefiore, 4th Floor, Suite 421, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2582
(January 15, 1939 – June 14, 2010)
Flora Ann Chase, 71, of Amity, died Monday, June 14, 2010, in Kade Nursing Home, Washington. She had been ill with lung cancer since March.
She was born January 15, 1939, in Avella, a daughter of Joseph and Cleo Randolph Brown.
Mrs. Chase was a clerk for Uni-Mart for ten years. She enjoyed needlepoint, crafts, reading romance stories, and her dog, Bandit.
On September 17, 1985, she married George Franklin Chase, who died October 28, 2008.
Surviving are two sons, Robert Unrue of Amity and James (Shay) Unrue of Clearwater, Florida; two daughters, Kathy (Randy) Allum of West Finley, and Janet Pendergrass of Amity; four brothers, Walter, Norman and Michael Brown, all of Washington, and Roy Brown of Florida; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers and four sisters.
There will be no public viewing. A graveside service will be held at National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 331 South Main Street, Washington, PA 15301.
Franklin Raymond Marra, 67, of Ellsworth, died Saturday, December 25, 2010, in Monongahela Valley Hospital.
He was born September 25, 1943, in Washington, a son of Sam and Sophie Wojcuich Marra.
Mr. Marra was a mould maker for Castec in Monongahela for many years.
He was Catholic by faith and enjoyed fishing and the outdoors.
On July 20, 1968, he married Rebecca Estelle Isenberg, who survives.
Also surviving are a brother, Samuel (Linda) Marra of Washington; a sister, Carolyn Wasuchno of Muse; and several nieces and nephews.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing or services.
(August 26, 1916 – January 4, 2010)
She was born August 26, 1917, in Amity, a daughter of the late James William and Margaret Caton Roche.
Mrs. Condit graduated from Washington High School in 1935. She was employed as a cashier at the Basle Theater before becoming office manager for the Chamber of Commerce, retiring in 1981.
Mrs. Condit was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sons, James H. (Willa) Aurouze of Waldorf, Maryland, and Gary W. (Daniele) Aurouze of Pomona, California; a brother, Paul Roche of Washington; four grandchildren, James Aurouze, Jr., Karen Lee Strait, Luke Pierre Aurouze and Christianne Aurouze; a great-grandchild, Michael James Strait; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are her first husband, Harry J. Aurouze; her second husband, George C. Condit, who died in 1995; a brother, James Roche; and a sister, Mary King.
Friends will be received 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, January 8th, in Church of Christ, 700 Allison Avenue, Washington, with Pastor Larry Wiltrout officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
(September 21, 1959 – May 29, 2010)
Joy Lynn Holub Hoffman, 50, of Washington, died Saturday, May 29, 2010, in her home.
She was born September 21, 1959, in Washington, a daughter of the late Joseph and Marguerite Silcott Holub.
Most recently, she had been employed at Tower Restaurant for eight years.
Ms. Hoffman was Protestant.
She enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren as well as doing crafts.
Surviving is her former husband, Stanley Hoffman Jr.
Also suriving are three sons, Matthew Joseph Holub, James LeRoy and Andrew Jacob Hoffman, all of Ohio; two brothers, Joseph (Jamie) Holub Jr. of Eighty Four and Jay Silcott of Georgia; two sisters, Brenda Holub and Dawn Belcastro, both of Washington; two grandchildren, Madison Marie Hoffman and Matthew Sartori; and nieces and nephews Christy, Damian and Amanda Holub, Justin Green and Luc Belcastro.
Deceased is a sister, Wanda Lee Cape.
Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, in Church of Christ, 700 Allison Avenue, Washington, with Pastor Rick Bruckner officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
(July 5, 1957 – April 19, 2010)
She was born July 5, 1957, in Washington, a daughter of Raymond and Olga Marra Thompson.
Mrs. Adams graduated from Washington High School and was a homemaker who enjoyed arts and crafts.
She was a member of First Lutheran Church.
On August 15, 1984, she married Darrell G. Adams, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Jeff (Phyllis) Wise of Rialto, California, and Chris Wise of Washington; a brother, Robert (Rita) Marra of Washington; four sisters, Sylvia Korte and Betty DeGiovanni, both of Washington, Kathy (Pat) Mondok of Pine Hurst, North Carolina, and Judy (Frank) Dombrowsky of The Villages, Florida; three grandchildren, Jarrad and Bella Wise, and Maiden Wise, known as her “Sunshine;” and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased is a brother, Richard Marra.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m, Thursday, April 22nd, in First Lutheran Church, corner of North Franklin and Walnut Streets, Washington, with Rev. Dr. Kenneth Schott officiating.
(March 13, 1923 – January 18, 2010)
Mary Gladys Elliott, 86, of Washington, formerly of Claysville, died Monday, January 18, 2010, in Washington County Health Center.
She was born March 13, 1923, in East Finley Township, a daughter of James G. and Bertha Danley Elliott.
Ms. Elliott was a 1941 graduate of Claysville High School and completed one year of nursing training.
She was a secretary and bookkeeper for Dr. Orville Lewis, DVM, as well as the doctor’s personal caregiver in his declining years.
Ms. Elliott was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where she had played the piano for many years. She especially enjoyed her dog, Phoebe, as well as the farm animals on her small farm.
Surviving are three nieces, Bonnie R. (Lloyd) Dawson, of Beaver, Linda Wilson Whittaker of Richmond, Virginia, and Mary Beth Little of Roanoke, Virginia; three nephews, Mark, Jeffrey and Douglas Dawson, all of Beaver; a sister, Margery Elliott Wilson of Roanoke, Virginia; a cousin, Theda Williams of Claysville; and Sharon and Sam Caldwell, who were her caregivers for many years.
Deceased is a sister, Opal Elliott River.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, January 20th, in Fairmount Cemetery, 120 Fairmount Church Road, West Finley, PA 15377. Rev. Phillip Campbell will officiate.
He was born January 20, 1937, in Washington, a son of Glenn N. and Freda Chivers Arthur.
Mr. Arthur was a graduate of Chartiers High School and worked as a truck driver for Chartiers Township for 20 years.
He was a Steelers fan and enjoyed garage sales, flea markets and hunting.
Mr. Arthur was Presbyterian by faith.
On September 21, 1979, he married Virginia Mae Beaver, who died February 8, 2007.
Surviving are a son, Melvin H. Arthur, Jr., of Cokeburg; a daughter, Marcie (Jay) Short, of Phoenix, Arizona; four step-daughters, Diana (Timothy) Hilderbrand of Waynesburg, Kimberly (David) Ifrate of Shadyside, Ohio, Cheryl Bates of Colorado, and Cynthia Amendt of Texas; two brothers, Glenn N. Arthur, Jr., of Gales Ferry, Connecticut and James S. Arthur of Grants Pass, Oregon; two step brothers, Tom Arthur and Bill Hall; a step sister, Donna Arthur; 22 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Jack Arthur; and three sisters, Evelyn A. Cordy, Lila Jean Montecino and Freda Mae Arthur.
Friends will be received Sunday, April 18th, from 1 to 4 p.m., the time of service, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with Rev. Thomas Hamilton officiating.
She was born April 15, 1921, in Charleroi, a daughter of Olin and Zernie Teter Harper.
Mrs. Manning was a 1939 graduate of Charleroi High School. For 34 years she worked as a buyer for Lang’s.
Mrs. Manning was a member of First United Methodist Church in Washington and a member of its Faithful Followers Class, and a member of Beta Phi Sorority – Tau Master of Pennsylvania. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, cooking and baking. Mrs. Manning was instrumental in compiling the Harper family genealogy and was very compassionate toward animals.
On November 18, 1967, she married Alexander H. Manning, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Karen (Frank) Hinerman of Bethel Park; four grandchildren, Deanne Hinerman, Julie Hinerman Meechan, Adam Dey and Brenton Dey; a great-grandchild, Jax Harper Dey and daughter-in-law, Bernadette K. Jacubek Dey of Heath, Ohio.
Deceased are a son, Chester H. Dey; and a brother, Howard B. Harper.
Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 30th with Rev. Keith Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
(December 7, 1957 – May 27, 2010)
He was born on December 7, 1957, in Cleveland, OH, a son of Aldine Swiger Flaherty, of Canonsburg, and the late Donald Hupp.
He worked as a welder.
Mr. Hupp enjoyed fishing and cooking.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his stepmother, Judy Hupp; 2 sons, William Lloyd (Angela) Hupp, of Leesburg, OH and Brian Alan Hupp, of Parma, OH; a brother, Alan (Brenda) Hupp, of Canonsburg; a stepbrother, James (Melissa) Flaherty, of Pittsburgh; one sister, Donna Hupp, of North Olmsted, OH; a stepsister, Marsha Flaherty, of Rhode Island; 4 grandchildren, Latashia, Mercedes, Kylie and Zoey; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Deceased are his father and stepfather.
A gathering of friends will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Dog House Diner, 1145 Jefferson Avenue, Washington. Casual dress is requested.