(February 10, 1957 – May 9, 2012)
William “Jake” Radachy, 55, of Washington, died on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at his residence, following a 3-year illness.
He was born on February 10, 1957, in Waynesburg, a son, of Caroline Zetti Radachy, of Fredericktown, and the late William Frank Radachy.
A graduate of Beth Center High School, he was Catholic by faith.
Mr. Radachy was a 38-year employee of SMS Millcraft, where he had worked as a field services manager in various local factories, since the age of 17.
He loved riding his Harley, boating and snow skiing.
On February 1, 1997, he married Michele Lynn Patress, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Kenna, at home; 3 sisters, Cindy (John) Kime, of Clarksville; Marian (Troy) Hare, of Virginia Beach, VA; Christine Colborn, of Calabash, NC; nieces and nephews, J.B. and Lynn Kime, Lauren Kime, Judy Bartlett, Jacob (Jackie) Colborn, Joseph Colborn, Daniel Six, Jimmy Patress; in-laws, Bonnie and Kenny Patress, Todd and Dana Patress and Heather Patress; several aunts and uncles, including a special uncle, Fred Zette; and an adult daughter, Shannon.
Friends will be received on Friday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Ave., Washington, where services will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at 1:00 p.m., with Rev. Fred McCloskey officiating.
Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to a memorial trust at Washington Area Teacher’s Federal Credit Union, for his daughter, Kenna, 1245 Park Ave., Washington, PA 15301.
(January 13, 1936 – March 26, 2012)
William Carmello Selvaggi, 76, of Washington, died Monday, March 26, 2012 in UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital, following a brief illness.
He was born January 13, 1936, in Washington, a son of Antonio and Anna May Criswell Selvaggi.
Mr. Selvaggi worked as an assistant foreman on the labor gang at Jessop Steel. He enjoyed working, finishing concrete and baking bread.
Mr. Selvaggi was Catholic by faith.
On October 25, 1988, he married Connie M. Shipe, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Gregory Selvaggi and Anthony Selvaggi; four daughters, Yolanda (William) Potts, Candace Taleff, Brenda Bellotti and Melissa Minnear, all of Washington; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Deceased are a son, William Anthony Selvaggi; a brother, Foley A. Selvaggi; and a sister, Dolly Talerico.
Friends will be received Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where a Blessing Service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, March 30th.
(July 4, 1968 – May 4, 2012)
William E. Vance, Jr., 43, of Washington, died Friday, May 4, 2012, in UPMC – Montefiore, Pittsburgh, following a brief illness.
He was born July 4, 1968, in Washington, son of William E. (Jody) Vance, Sr. of Houston and Rose Salamone (Ralph) Murdy of Donegal.
Mr. Vance attended Bentworth schools before graduating from Beth Center High School in 1986.
He was the owner/operator of William Vance Jr. Roofing for the last 10 years, and prior to opening his business, had worked for his father at William Vance Sr. Roofing.
Mr. Vance enjoyed fishing, camping and riding quads.
He was a member of Church of Christ.
On August 28, 1993, he married Stacey Musolino, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, William E. Vance III; two daughters, Shae Musolino and Amber Vance, all of Washington; a brother, Rodney Vance of Washington; and two sisters, Joanie Perry of Bentleyville and Katie Vance of Houston.
Friends will be received Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday 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 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 9th, with John Wright officiating.
(June 27, 1955 – March 30, 2012)
June 27, 1955 – March 30, 2012
William Melvin Bainer, 56, of Meadowlands, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 30, 2012, after a courageous 2 ½ year battle with heart disease.
He was born on June 27, 1955, in Washington, a son of the late Edward and Anna Mae Bainer.
Mr. Bainer was a proud Navy Veteran, of 20 years, who had seen a lot of the world.
He was a graduate of Washington High School.
Surviving are a sister, Pat (Dave) Hoek, of West Palm Beach, FL; 2 brothers, Edward (Jean) Bainer and John (Joanne) Bainer, both of Summerville, SC; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Doc Bayer, Mr. Bainer’s longtime and best friend, for taking care of him for the past year and a half.
A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Navy Retirement Home, U.S. Naval Home, Resident Affairs Service, 1800 Beach Drive, Gulfport, MS 39507-1597, for the Navy was his first love.
Services for William M. Bainer, who died March 30, 2012, will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, April 27th, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Inurnment will follow at 1 p.m. in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Military rites will be accorded graveside by American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175.
(October 24, 1938 – February 5, 2012)
He was born October 24, 1938, in Washington, a son of William Willhoft, Sr. and Wilda Holmes Willhoft.
Mr. Willhoft served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps for nine years and received (2) Good Conduct Medals and the Expert Badge Rifle M-14 Medal.
He was employed as a mechanic in the auto industry.
Mr. Willhoft was Baptist by faith. He enjoyed gardening, yard work, and especially loved his two dogs, Daisy and Foxy.
On November 25, 2002, he married Mary Durilla, who survives.
Also surviving are two sisters, Rose Donley, of Washington, and Shirley Glass, of Jakin, Georgia; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased is a brother, Joseph Willhoft, Sr.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 8, 2012, in Independence Cemetery, Avella. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the cemetery. Military rites will be accorded graveside by Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 of the American Legion.
(September 20, 1923 – February 8, 2012)
She was born September 20, 1923, in Washington, a daughter of Russell R. and Daisy M. Ankrom Ward.
Ms. Ward was a graduate of Washington High School. She was employed at Wilson’s Awnings for many years and also worked as a self-employed drapery seamstress and upholsterer.
Ms. Ward enjoyed watching television and sewing.
Surviving are three nephews, Robert (Patricia) Ward, John Ward and Jimmy Ward; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Dr. Michael (Dr. Amanda) Ward, Jodi Ward, J.R. Ward, Heather Ward, Jenna Ward and Joey Ward.
Deceased are a brother, Russell F. Ward; and a great-niece, Stacey Lynn Ward.
Friends will be received from Noon to 2 p.m., the time of service, Saturday, February 11th, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
(June 12, 1988 – May 4, 2012)
Zachary Ryan Leddy, 23, of Washington, died unexpectedly, Friday, May 4, 2012.
He was born June 12, 1988, in Pittsburgh, son of Donald J. Leddy, Jr. and Kathleen Dwinga Leddy of Washington.
Mr. Leddy worked as a laborer at Lagonda Machine. He enjoyed motorcycles and playing hockey, and was an avid Pittsburgh Penguins fan.
Mr. Leddy was a member of Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church in McKees Rocks and attended Immaculate Conception Church in Washington.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a daughter, Madison Alexis Leddy; fiancée, Kaitlynn Oliver, both of Claysville; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Deceased is a brother, Justin D. Leddy.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 9th, in Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church, 200 Grace Street, McKees Rocks, with Father Michael Selep as celebrant. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
(February 11, 1943 – July 23, 2012)
Zelda Marie Paul, 69, of Amwell Township, died Monday, July 23, 2012, in Greenery Specialty Care, Canonsburg.
She was born February 11, 1943, in Washington, daughter of the late Robert and Elsie Greathouse Paul.
A graduate of Washington High School, Ms. Paul worked as a school bus driver for GG&C for over 30 years. She also raised horses; state champion horses in Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania came from her farm.
She was a member of the American Kennel Club and the Welsh Pony Breeders Association.
Deceased are her first husband, Jack Walker, and her second husband, Alex Bogochenko; and daughter who died at birth.
Surviving are two sons, Jack E. Walker and Timothy W. Paul, both of Washington; a brother, Dennis Paul of Washington; and two grandchildren, Kevin Walker and Jason Walker.
Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Noon to 2 p.m., the time of service, Thursday, July 26th, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with Bob Davison officiating. At the request of the deceased, please do not send flowers to the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to an animal rescue charity of the donor’s choice.