Adam Thomas Molinaro, 38, of Washington, died on Friday, February 1, 2013, in UPMC – Presbyterian Hospital, following a month-long illness.
He was born on February 9, 1974, in Washington, a son of Thomas William and Nancy Lawrence Molinaro.
A 1992 graduate of Trinity High School, he also graduated from Virginia Tech in 1996.
Mr. Molinaro worked as a teacher at the elementary and Junior High School level in Henrico County, Virginia. He had also worked for several years as a store manager at Barnes and Noble Book Stores.
An avid reader and a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan, Mr. Molinaro enjoyed music and golf, and loved to go to the beach. He also loved all animals and children.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a brother, Grant Thomas Molinaro, of Washington; many special friends, including, John and Rose Lesnock, Carole and Bob Harvey, David and Joann Dietz, Doug and Kim Trbovich, and Mike and Debbie Veltri; many special aunts, uncles and cousins, including a very special aunt, Annie Miller.
Deceased are a brother, Jason Thomas Molinaro, his paternal grandparents, Thomas “Tinker” Miller Molinaro and Anne McCahill Molinaro; and maternal grandparents, Bernie and Maggie Hatfield Lawrence.
Friends will be received on Monday, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Tuesday, 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 Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.
Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 810 River Ave., Suite 140 Pittsburgh, PA 15212; or the American Heart Association, Four Gateway Center, 444 Liberty Avenue, Ste. 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
Anna LaRue Anderson, 76, of Washington, died Friday, January 11, 2013, in the Washington Hospital.
She was born August 26, 1936, in Washington, a daughter of the late Frank Ellsworth Lewis, Sr., and Dorothea Elaine Berry Lewis.
Mrs. Anderson graduated from Washington High School in 1954 and worked as a packer at Hazel Atlas and then at Brockway #7.
She had been a league bowler at the Alpine Lanes and enjoyed driving and competing in small tractor pulls.
For more than 50 years, Mrs. Anderson was a member of West Washington United Methodist Church.
On May 20, 1956, she married Floyd Harvey Anderson, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Brenda Elaine Clutter-Gashel (Wilber) of Washington; a brother, Frank E. Lewis Jr. (Reita) of Kirtland, Ohio; a sister, Bonita Aloha Pierson of Canonsburg; one grandchild, Floyd Anthony Clutter (Tera); and two great-grandchildren, Carolyn and Preston Clutter.
Deceased is a sister, Elda Greco.
Friends will be received Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, January 14th. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
Beatrice Hampe Isiminger Hergert, 90, of Davenport, Florida, formerly of Washington, died on Saturday, January 19, 2013, in her residence.
She was born on September 21, 1922, in Washington, a daughter of Fred and Pearl Fisher Hampe.
Mrs. Hergert had worked at Hazel Atlas and Brockway Glass.
She had attended Allison Avenue Baptist Church, while living in Washington.
Mrs. Hergert enjoyed her grandchildren, and playing cards and shuffleboard.
Her first husband, Kenneth Isiminger, died on October 25, 1963.
Her second husband, Tony Hergert, survives.
Also surviving are a son, Danny (Carla) Isiminger, of Washington; a daughter, Trudy (Chuck) Gratz, of Wheeling, WV; a brother, Fred Hampe, Jr., of Washington; and 2 grandchildren, Neal and Kenny Isiminger, both of Washington.
Deceased are 3 brothers, Don, David and Tom Hampe, and 2 sisters, Alma Isiminger and Marie Rhoades.
Friends will be received on Thursday, 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 Friday, January 25, 2013.
Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.
Bertha Jean Hallam Taylor, 86, of Washington, died Tuesday, February 5, 2013, in Southmont of Presbyterian Senior Care.
She was born February 27, 1926, a daughter of Wilbur and Lena Hatfield Hallam.
A homemaker, Mrs. Taylor worked at Brockway Glass for a time and sold Avon for 25 years.
On April 30. 1948, she married John Henry Taylor Jr., who died February 21, 1988.
Surviving are a son, Timothy J. Taylor and wife Denise; three daughters, Linda Armstrong, companion of Richard Shriver, Candie Dolan, and Connie Chase and husband Terry; two sisters, Esther Gamble and Leona Livi; grandchildren, Jason (Toyia) Taylor, Amy (Kevin) Montgomery, Adam Taylor, Katy (Travis) Richmond, Jamie Dolan, Tyler Smith, and Heather (Michael) Johnston; and three great-grandchildren, Shane, Ava and Chase Montgomery; and a sister-in-law, Wilma Hallam.
Deceased are a grandchild, Stacy Lynn Ward; and three brothers, Warren, Jim and Walt Hallam.
Friends will be received Thursday 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 11 a.m., Friday, February 8th. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Senior Care, 835 South Main Street, Washington PA 15301.
(March 31, 1924 – February 1, 2013)
Betty Lois Wilson, 88, of Washington, died February 1, 2013, in Presbyterian Senior Care.
She was born March 31, 1924, in Washington, the only child of Earl H. Peterson and Vivian McNeely Peterson.
Mrs. Wilson attended the former Bellevue Grade School in North Franklin Township and graduated from Trinity High School with the class of 1941. She also graduated from Penn Commercial College.
Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker, but in earlier years worked as a bookkeeper for several Washington businesses, the last being Chambers Insurance Agency.
She was a member of Third United Presbyterian Church and the Wives of U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II.
On July 3, 1943, she married A. Kenneth Wilson, who died March 29, 2004.
Surviving are a son, Timothy E. Wilson of Glenside, Pennsylvania; a daughter, Donna L. (John C.) Carlisle of Washington; five granddaughters, Lisa (Dan) DiNapoli of Trafford, Kimberly (Brent) Angott of Washington, Kelly (James) Hobbs of Baltimore, Nicole (JR) Stokes and Shannon (Steve) Holston, both of Delaware; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m., in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 6th, in Church of the Covenant, 267 East Beau St., Washington, with Pastor Bill Lusk officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Those attending the funeral service are asked to meet at the church.
Billie Gruber Bayer, 79, of McMurray, died February 7, 2013, in Manor Care.
She was born August 5, 1933, in Washington, a daughter of William John Gruber and Thelma Rose Patterson Gruber.
Outgoing with a quick smile, she was a friend to everyone she met. Mrs. Bayer was a devout and prayerful mother of seven, Registered Nurse and a life-long member of Immaculate Conception Parish. With her late husband of 53 years, Dr. Joseph F. Bayer, they established a pediatric medical practice in Washington in 1961.
Her life was her family, nursing, and Catholic Christian devotion. As a very active member of Immaculate Conception Church, she conducted and participated in several prayer, charity and Christian education activities. Mrs. Bayer, the daughter of a nurse, had a family full of nurses and other health care related professionals including several of her own children. She especially loved to host the family gatherings, which usually exceeded thirty-five people.
She is survived by sons, Michael “Doc” (Selma) Bayer of West Bethlehem Twp., Patrick (Wanda) Bayer of Tallahassee, FL, and William Bayer of Washington; daughter-in-law; Victoria Bayer of Coraopolis; daughters, Mary Beth (John) Barnes of McMurray, Becky Bayer of Houston, Gretchen (Robert) Wise of Eighty-Four; fourteen grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in passing by her husband, Dr. Joseph F. Bayer and by her son, Thomas Bayer.
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. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, February 11th, in Immaculate Conception Church. Entombment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.
Brenda Muncie Kraus, 55, of Washington, died January 18, 2013, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a lengthy illness.
She was born September 6, 1958, in Washington, a daughter of Donald A. Muncie of Brownsville and Janet Shober Zink of Washington.
Mrs. Kraus was a graduate of Trinity High School and worked as a secretary at Continental Copper. She enjoyed crafts, knitting, crocheting and reading.
Mrs. Kraus had attended Holy Rosary Church in Muse.
Surviving, in addition to her mother and father, are a son, Daniel Christopher Kraus of Tempe, Arizona; two brothers, Donald Muncie and William (Tracy) Muncie, both of Washington; a sister, Sonja (Jim) Kowcheck of Washington; stepmother, Harriet Muncie of Brownsville; stepfather, Larry Zink of Washington; three stepsisters, Shelly Zink of Washington, Cynthia Durham of Summerville, South Carolina; and Julie (Alvaro) Castellanos of Pittsburgh; and several nieces and nephews, Kevin, Jerrica, Janice, Jillian, Zachary, Colette, Maleia, Carley, Janelle, Austin and Mallorie.
A Blessing Service will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, January 23rd, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with Father Thomas O’Neil officiating.
Charles Frederick Crouser, 77, of West Alexander, died on Saturday, January 19, 2013, in Humbert Lane.
He was born on November 15, 1935, in Dallas, WV, a son of Frederick Agnes Chedister Crouser.
He was retired from Box USA, where he was a truck driver.
Mr. Crouser loved spending time with his grandchildren. He also loved camping, fishing and puzzle books.
On November 15, 1986, he married Sharon Richmond, who survives.
Also surviving are 2 sons, Charles (Karen) Crouser, Jr., and Mark Walker, both of Washington; 6 daughters, Diana Cummins, and Terri Ferris, both of Washington, Janet (Frank) Julian, of Claysville, Susan (Todd) Diehl, of Washington, Carol (Gene) Kline, of Maryland, and Tammi (George) Horr, of Claysville; a brother, William (Linda) Crouser, of Ohio; 4 sisters, Mary Eddy, of Washington, Nellie McKahan, of Virginia, Ida (John) Pecjak, of Crucible, PA, and Wanita (Carl) Walsh, of Florida; 13 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, John Crouser, and a sister, Mildred Crouser.
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, where services will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at 1:00 p.m.
Burial will follow in the Claysville Cemetery.
Charles William Hamilton, 83, of Washington, died Saturday, February 2, 2013, in Golden Living Center, Canonsburg.
He was born September 3, 1929, in Washington, a son of August P. Hamilton and Anna Moore Hamilton.
Mr. Hamilton served in the Army. For 28 years, he was owner-operator of Standard Forest Products in Pancake.
Mr. Hamilton enjoyed camping in RV’s in the past.
On November 5, 1955, he married Ruth McCoy, who survives.
Also surviving is a son, David William (LuAnn) Hamilton of Washington.
Deceased are a brother, Benjamin Hamilton, and a sister, Barbara Mitchell.
There will be no public viewing. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family, with Pastor Bob Kulp officiating. Final resting place will be in Highland Brethren Cemetery, Marianna.
Crystal Lynn Knox, 51, of Washington, died unexpectedly on Thursday, January 17, 2013.
She was born on August 24, 1961, in Washington, a daughter of Shirley Greer Anderson, of Washington, and the late Timothy R. Anderson, Jr.
She was a homemaker and she loved her grandkids.
Surviving, in addition to her mother, are a son, John J. Wright, Jr., of Washington; a daughter, Christina Wright, of Washington; 3 brothers, Timothy R., III, Gary A. and Brent N. Anderson, all of Washington; and 2 grandchildren, Sean Williams and Amira Navarro.
Friends will be received on Sunday, 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 Monday, January 21, at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Ted Cukryznski officiating.
Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.