(November 28, 1929 – May 22, 2011)
She was born on November 28, 1929, in Waynesburg, a daughter of Frederick M. and Mabelle Scott Leslie.
For 20 years, she had worked for Washington Federal Savings Bank, as a mailroom supervisor and as a teller.
She enjoyed traveling.
Her husband, Edward Ware, died in 1985.
Surviving are 3 sons, William C. Ware, of Washington, Dr. Jeffery S. (Sue) Ware, of St. Louis, MO; and Major James E. (Lisa) Ware, of Fairbanks, AL; a daughter, Sandra (Ron) Schieck, of Canonsburg; 10 grandchildren, Kristin, Lauren, Kris, Danny, Scott, Stephen, Brittany, Alex, Kyler and Leslie; and 4 great grandchildren, Lucas, Ryleigh, Emma and Julius.
Deceased are a sister, Nancy Coen and a daughter, Susan Longdon.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, ltd., 925 Allison Ave., Washington, PA 15301, where services will follow at 7 p.m.
Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 Liberty Ave, Ste E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or the Washington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty-Four, PA 15330
He was born on November 17, 1933, in Washington, a son of the late Matthew “Mike” and Margaret Ohouske Bizzack.
Mr. Bizzack was a graduate of Chartiers High School and had worked at Pennsylvania American Water, for 43 years.
He was a veteran of the United States Army.
A member of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, he loved his dog, Bailey, enjoyed oil painting, gardening and yardwork, and was an avid Steeler fan.
On May 3, 1969, he married Rosemarie Kendra, who survives.
Also surviving are 2 sons, Gerald R. (Regina) Coleman and Joseph A. Coleman, both of Washington; a daughter, Tricia (Joel) Mankoski, of Harrisburg; a brother, Don (Helen) Bizzack, of Washington; 5 grandchildren, Gene (Melissa), Christin (Caleb), Alexa, Nathan and Aubrey; and 3 great grandchildren, Carly, Mya and Geno.
Deceased are 2 sisters, Regina Mazza and Margaret “Toots” Bizzack.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8:30 p.m., in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Ave., Washington, PA 15301. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., in Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, with Father John L. O’Shea as celebrant.
Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.
Cynthia Lynn Townsend, 60, of Washington, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, November 16, 2011, in University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Oakland.
She was born February 22, 1951, in Wilkinsburg, a daughter of Virginia M. Sherman Tucker, of Washington, and the late Charles L. Tucker, Jr.
Mrs. Townsend was a horse trainer at the Meadows Race Track.
She was a Native American who enjoyed native dancing, crafts, and making jewelry.
On October 7, 1989, she married Charles W. Townsend, who survives. Also surviving is a sister, Shay.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no visitation or services. The family suggests memorial contributions to Golden Living center, 201 Village Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317. Arrangements are by William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue.
Donald Leslie Shriver, 84, of Prosperity, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, in Breese Rest Home, Claysville.
He was born June 6, 1927, in Washington, a son of Leslie and Helen Hart Shriver.
Mr. Shriver was a farmer. He enjoyed farming and loved animals.
He was Protestant by faith.
Deceased are his brothers, William, Robert Stanton and Paul Stanley Shriver.
He was the last of his immediate family.
Services were held graveside, Thursday, May 12, 2011, in Prosperity Cemetery.
Arrangements were by William G Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd.
Dorothy Strawn Gould, 74, of Washington (Pancake), died at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2011, in the Washington Hospital.
She was born on July 14, 1937, a daughter of the late Homer and Virginia Strawn.
Mrs. Gould was a graduate of Trinity High School class of 1955.
An avid reader, her favorite pastimes were playing poker with her Thursday night card group of friends, and spending all of her free time playing the slot machines at the casino.
A loyal Trinity Lacrosse fan, she never missed any of her 2 grandsons’ games.
Mrs. Gould was a member of the Alpine Club, Lagonda Homemakers, and the Red Hat Society. She was a past member of the Wednesday night Alpine Women’s League, Saturday night Mixed Couples League, and a board member of the Washington Women’s Bowling Association.
A former employee of Tygart Glass, she had also been employed at G.C. Murphy’s on Main Street, Washington, and had also been the Personnel Director at G.C. Murphy’s at the Washington Mall for many years.
Mrs. Gould is survived by her husband of 54 years, Thomas E. Gould.
Also surviving are a son, Thomas H. (Patricia) Gould, of Washington, a grandson, Jonathan T. Gould, of Washington, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Deceased, in addition to her parents, is a grandson, Aaron M. Gould.
Friends will be received in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Ave. Washington, PA on Sunday, from 2 to 7 p.m., the time of service, with Pastor Rick Bruckner officiating.
At the family’s request, memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lacrosse Aaron M. Gould Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of the family.
(December 24, 1924 – June 5, 2011)
She was born December 24, 1924, in Claysville, a daughter of Wendell and Bernice Edgar Higgins.
Mrs. Hauser graduate from Washington High School. A homemaker for most of her life, she worked as an aid at the Washington Hospital for five years and at the Washington County Health Center for 10 years.
Mrs. Hauser was a member of Faith United Presbyterian Church.
Her first husband, William D. Brownlee Jr., is deceased.
On May 23, 1979, she married Robert Keith Hauser, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, William D. (Margaret) Brownlee, III, of Lakeland, Florida; two daughters, Rebecca McClelland and Susan (Ron) Humphreys, both of Washington; three grandchildren, Jamie, Ronald and Cory; four great-grandchildren, Ciara, Robert, Megan and Morgan; and two great-great grandchildren.
Deceased is a grandchild, Renae Brownlee.
Friends will be received Tuesday form 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 8th. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 331 South Main St., Washington, PA 15301; or to Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 Liberty Avenue, E201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
Halden Theodore “Bud” Taggart, 82, of Hickory, died on Monday, November 28, 2011, in the Donnell House.
He was born on January 13, 1929, in Washington, a son of Alvin and Wilda Allison Taggart.
He was a 1948 graduate of Trinity High School.
Mr. Taggart had worked for 32 years at Columbia Gas Company Transmission, and 10 years at Mt. Prospect Cemetery.
He shore sheep for over 40 years.
He was a Deacon at Hickory United Presbyterian Church, and a former Elder at Crosscreek Presbyterian Church.
For 28 years, he worked with the Hickory Apple Festival, and was a 25-year member of the Lion’s Club, and a member of the NRA.
Mr. Taggart enjoyed hunting, fishing and travelling.
On July 17, 1979, he married Alice “Robbie” Vankirk, who survives.
Also surviving are 2 sons, Terry (Althea) Taggart, of Waynesburg and Darrell (Mary) Taggart, of Bethel Park; a stepdaughter, Sheri Roberts (Frank) Moskowitz, of Cave Creek, AZ; 4 grandchildren, Heath Taggart, Bree Stockdale, Courtney Taggart and Aaron Moskowitz; and 4 great grandchildren, Jenna Rylee Stockdale, Coleman Dane Stockdale, Brayden Christopher Taggart and Mylah Paige Taggart.
Deceased are 3 brothers, Eugene, Duane and Roland Taggart and 1 sister, Floradale Taggart Gray.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Ave., Washington, PA 15301, where services will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. R. Douglas Reinard officiating,
Burial will follow in Mt. Prospect Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial donation to the Hickory United Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 210 Main St., P.O. Box 97, Hickory, PA 15340, or Donnell House, Hospice Care of the Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301.
He was born August 5, 1949, in Washington, a son of Evelyn Doman Bell, of Washington, and Howard Randolph, of Indianapolis, IN.
He was a graduate of Washington High School.
Mr. Randolph was employed by Washington School District as a custodian for ten years. He previously worked in construction.
Surviving are five brothers, Charles Bell, of Canton, OH, Ken Bell, of Washington, Ed Randolph, Randall Randolph and Pat McCartney, all of Indianapolis, IN; four sisters, Sharon Sharp, of Portland, CT, Tina Carter, Tanya Randolph, and Rosanna Scott, all of Indianapolis, IN.; and his step-mother, Joyce Randolph, of Indianapolis, IN.
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 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 9, 2011. Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Cemetery.
He was born December 6, 1932, in Paris, a son of Donald and Mildred Fonner Hughes. Mr. Hughes was a graduate of Waynesburg High School and attended Penn Commercials for two years.
He worked as a district accountant for West Penn Power for 35 years.
Mr. Hughes was a member of Jefferson Avenue United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed hunting and sports and, in his youth, playing baseball and softball.
On August 29, 1960, he married Patricia Soisson, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, James Mark Hughes of Washington; a daughter, Lisa Ann Hughes of Erie; four sisters, Thelma Lemmon, Betty Hudson, Lesetta Adamson and Donna Kay St. Clair; and a grandchild, Derek Marcus Hughes.
Deceased is a brother, Leo “Bud” Hughes.
Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 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., Monday, February 21st, with Rev. Ruth Lantz Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Park.
He was born on August 18, 1929, in Washington, a son of Joseph and Helen Dubelle Urbanek.
Mr. Urbanek had worked at worked at McGraw Edison, which later became Cooper Industries, for 44 years.
A 1947 graduate of Washington High School, he belonged to Immaculate Conception Church.
He loved bowling and was active in Alpine Leagues for many years, and also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.
On November 29, 1958, in Winchester, VA, he married Josephine G. Prodo, then reaffirmed in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on March 17, 1990. Josephine died on December 16, 1991.
Surviving is his companion, Stephanie Bozek.
Also surviving are a son, Robert Brodnick, of Washington; a daughter, Yvonne (John W.) Bradford, of Washington; a sister, Stella Spryszak, of Newberry, OH; several nieces and nephews and several great nieces and great nephews.
Deceased are a brother, Edward Urbanek, 2 sisters, Eleanor Karoleski and Alice Urbanek and a grand daughter, Leslie Ann Bradford.
Friends will be received on Monday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Ave., Washington, PA 15301. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Three Rivers Hospice, 1195 Jacks Run Road, North Versailles, PA 15137.