(January 29, 1930 – November 29, 2012)
Robert T. Graham, 82, of Washington, died Thursday, November 29, 2012, in his residence.
He was born January 29, 1930, in Lagonda, a son of John Scott Graham and Helen Holmes Graham.
On November 15, 1951, he entered the U.S. Marine Corps, and for his service received the National Defense Service Medal and was Honorably Discharged on November 6, 1953.
Mr. Graham was a machinist and retired from Frazier Simplex Inc.
He was a member of Avery United Methodist Church and the church’s dartball team, a member of the senior golf group at Dogwood Hills, Washington County Seniors Bowling League, Nemacolin Bowling League, and Edwin Scott Linton, Post 175, of the American Legion.
On June 2, 1951, he married Mona Lea Andrew, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Beth (Michael) Shannon, of Midland (Beaver County), and Pamela (Stanley) Varner, of Washington; a brother, Charles Richard Graham; four grandchildren, Bryan (Rachel) Shannon, of Beaver Falls, Christopher (Erin) Shannon, of Ashburn, Virginia, Kimberly Johnson and Ginger Strope, both of Washington; and five great grandchildren, Carlee Shannon, and Joseph, Sheridan, Savannah, and Siearra Johnson.
Deceased is a brother, John Raymond Graham.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 2012, in Avery United Methodist Church, 1100 Gabby Avenue, with Rev. Ruth Simmons officiating. Entombment will follow in Washington Cemetery Mausoleum. Military rites will be accorded by Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 of the American Legion.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Avery United Methodist Church, 1100 Gabby Avenue, Washington, PA 15301, or Amedisys Hospice, 2215 Hill Church Houston Road, Suite 1-A, Canonsburg, PA 15317.
(June 6, 1947 – November 25, 2012)
Arthur W. Jones, Jr. 65, of Washington, died Sunday, November 25, 2012, in Donnell House.
He was born June 6, 1947, in Charleroi, a son of Arthur W. and Sara Malie Jones.
Mr. Jones was a graduate of Rostraver High School, in 1965, and served in the U.S. Army Reserves.
His hobbies were woodworking, fishing, playing the guitar, and camping.
He worked at Foodland as a meat cutter.
On July 18, 1970, he married June Shadel, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Beth Ann Jones, of Washington; and two sisters, Pattie (Miles) Kelley, of Belle Vernon, and Suzann (John) Irwin, of Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina.
A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 28, 2012, in the Chapel at Presbyterian Senior Care, 835 South Main Street, Washington, with Pastor Gary Gibson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Donnell House, c/o Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301, or American Cancer Society, 331 South Main Street, Washington, PA 15301.
Arrangements have been entrusted to William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington.
(March 28, 1926 – November 25, 2012)
Belva Jean Seward Lauda, 86, of East Washington, died Sunday, November 25, 2012, in Presbyterian Senior Care, North Franklin Township.
She was born March 28, 1926, in Houston, a daughter of U. Grant Seward and Della McMenemy Seward.
Mrs. Lauda grew up in Houston, graduated from Chartiers Houston High School, and attended Penn Commercial College.
Mrs. Lauda was a member of Broad Street Baptist Church, where she volunteered and was very active. She had attended First Christian Church in Washington, was a member of Order of Eastern Star and DAR, and was a volunteer for Girl Scouts and Rainbow Girls.
She worked at Prudential Insurance Company, in the clerical department, and was a homemaker.
On June 25, 1957, she married Dr. Bill G. Lauda, who passed away May 17, 2000.
Surviving are two daughters, Nancy S. McGill and husband James (Jeb) of East Washington, and Kathi J. Felton and husband James of Phoenix, Arizona; six grandchildren, J. PatrickMcGill and Megan McGill, Andrew Felton, Jacob Felton, Joseph Felton and Rebecca Felton; a brother, Robert G. Seward and wife Frances of Meadowlands; a nephew Robert Seward, Jr. and niece Cheryl Morrell; sister-in-law Jane Willhoft of East Washington and nephew Frank Willhoft.
Deceased is a sister, Betty J. Tunno, and two nephews, Terry Seward and Richard Willhoft.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2012, with Rev. Stephen Smythers officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
Viola Rea Tarr, 85, of Washington, died on Friday, November 23, 2012, in the Washington County Health Center.
She was born on April 19, 1927, in Washington, a daughter of the late Jack and Anna Paul Rea.
A 1944 graduate of Trinity High School, she was a member of Avery United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Tarr had worked as a telephone operator for Bell of PA for 5 years, and was a homemaker.
She enjoyed tap dancing with the Washington Senior Citizens, and loved to spend time with her grandchildren.
On August 29, 1948, she married William W. Tarr, Jr., who died on May 10, 1990.
Surviving are a son, William R. (Rosemary) Tarr, of Washington; 2 brothers, Jack (Dorris) Rea and Gaylord (Eleanor) Rea, both of Washington; a sister, Frances Hudak, of Washington; 3 grandchildren, Christopher (Gina) Tarr, Gregory (Lauren) Tarr, and Abby (Nick) Rawlins; a great grandchild Eli William Tarr, and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a brother, Albert Rea and a sister, Lois Ann Fonner.
Friends will be received on Sunday, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Monday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Ave., Washington. Services will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., in Avery United Methodist Church, with Rev. Ruth Simmons officiating.
Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Avery United Methodist Church, 1100 Gabby Ave., Washington, PA 15301, or the Washington County Health Center Activities Department, 36 Old Hickory Ridge Rd, Washington, PA 15301.
(October 10, 1934 – November 23, 2012)
Norman Dale Fetherlin, 78, of Bethel Park, died Friday, November 23, 2012, in the Donnell House, Washington.
He was born October 10, 1934, in Washington, a son of Garfield and Mary Myrtle Bryner Fetherlin.
Mr. Fetherlin was a 1952 graduate of Washington High School and graduated from Penn Commercial College in 1954.
He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1958 and was discharged as a Staff Sergeant.
Mr. Fetherlin worked in the tire industry at Plaza Rubber Corporation and managed in the auto parts warehouse at Service Sales of Pittsburgh.
He was a member of First Christian Church.
On December 21, 1954, he married Shirley Ann Davis, who died November 26, 2005.
Surviving are three sons, James N. Fetherlin, of Bethel Park, Jon A. Fetherlin, of South Greensburg, and Jay C. Fetherlin, of Bethel Park; seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Robert, David, and Donald Fetherlin.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, November 26, 2012. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
(June 22, 1919 – November 19, 2012)
Beulah C. “Billie” Dinsmore, 93, of Pembroke Pines, Florida, formerly of Washington, died Monday, November 19, 2012, in Vitas Innovative Hospice, Broward County, Florida.
She was born June 22, 1919, in Cushing, Oklahoma, a daughter of Earl O. and Sara Jane Phillips Clemens.
Mrs. Dinsmore attended Trinity High School, Washington High School and Penn Commercial Business College.
While living in Washington, she was an active member of Fourth Presbyterian Church for over 52 years., and a member of Eastern Star Chapter 112, the Shrine, and AARP 1354. She was active in Girl Scouts.
On April 15, 1939, she was married to Robert O. “Bob” Dinsmore in the Parsonage of Fourth Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Robert Fogal. Mr. Dinsmore died November 26, 1991.
Surviving are two daughters, Shirley Ann (Clarence) Baker of Washington and Linda (Charles) Mersch of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; five grandchildren, Timothy Baker, Kerry Lynn Guevara, Thomas Baker, Charles Mersch Jr. and Suzanne Mersch; and seven great-grandchildren, Stephanie Lynn, Bryan, Lauren, Rianne, Andrew, Danielle and Kaylie.
Deceased are a brother, Harold L. Clemens and Donetta June Clemens.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 24th, in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fourth Presbyterian Church, 1000 Jefferson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301.
Linda Lou “Ladybug” Foflygen, 65, of Washington, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, November 21, 2012, in her residence.
She was born November 14, 1947, in Braddock, a daughter of the late Clark and Florence Marie Sinnhuber Campbell.
Mrs. Foflygen graduated from Canon-McMillan High School and worked as a meat cutter at the Amish Touch.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Mrs. Foflygen enjoyed riding motorcycles and was a member of L.O.O.M. 22.
On August 4, 2004, she married James K. Foflygen, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Dana (Jim) Grimm of West Alexander, Daryl (John) Holt of Cecil and Dawn (Alex) Gallinal of Winter Park, Florida; a stepson, Robert D. Foflygen of Washington; a sister, Donna Ciana of Washington; four grandchildren, Alishia Grimm, Allison Grimm, Alexis Holt and John Holt.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing.
A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2012, at National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Amedisys Hospice, 2215 Hill Church Houston Road, Suite 1A, Canonsburg, PA 15317.
Harold O. Byers, 92, of Washington, died Tuesday, November 20, 2012, in his residence.
He was born May 29, 1920, in Washington, a son of Monroe and Essie Pearl Zimmerman Byers.
Mr. Byers worked as a machinist at Precision-Marshall for 30 years.
As a young man, he was involved with the Civilian Conservation Corps. On August 30, 1940, Mr. Byers enlisted in the Army and served with the 1884 Engineering Battalion. For his service he was awarded the American Defense Ribbon with one bronze star, the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with two bronze stars, and a Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged October 16, 1945, as a Tec-4.
Mr. Byers was a life member of VFW and enjoyed working with his hands.
On March 28, 1948, he married Mary P. Newman, who died August 6, 2002.
Surviving are a son, William M. (Mary R.) Byers of Washington; five brothers, Johnny Byers and Art Byers, both of Washington, Russell Byers and Bernard Byers, both of Cleveland, Ohio, and Ed Byers of St. Louis, Missouri; and two grandchildren, Benjamin and Bryan Byers.
Deceased are a son, Harold O. “Maynard” Byers, Jr., and numerous brothers and sisters.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., the time of service, Friday, November 23rd, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington.
Annabelle Samida, 94, of Bellaire, Ohio, formerly of Washington, died Monday, November 19, 2012, in Bellaire Nursing Home. She had been in declining health.
She was born October 14, 1918, in Washington, a daughter of William and Christina Soles Bainbridge.
Mrs. Samida was a graduate of Trinity High School and a member of Fairhill Manor Christian Church, in Washington.
She was a member of the Alpine Bowling Ladies League and the Traveling League, Route 19 Bowling and Mixed Couples at Jefferson Lanes.
At one time she worked at the RCA plant in Arden.
On February 22, 1939, she married Joseph Francis Samida, who died October 29, 1998.
Surviving are a son, John J. Samida, of Shadyside, Ohio; a daughter, Arleen Malarkey, of Washington; two sisters, Eleanor McConnell, of Shirley, Massachusetts, and Alice Cokeley, of Washington; two granddaughters, Cheryl Samida and Donna Schuler; three great grandchildren, Ashley Watson, Victoria Klejka and Kimberly Klejka.
Deceased are two brothers, Clyde Bainbridge and Bill Bainbridge, Jr., and a sister, Mary Jane Davidson.
Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, and noon to 1:30 p.m., the hour of service, Friday, November 23, 2012, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Services will end at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Gardens Cemetery, McMurray.
(July 10, 1957 – November 18, 2012)
Samuel S. Stone, Jr., 55, of Washington, died unexpectedly, Sunday, November 18, 2012, in his residence.
He was born July 10, 1957, in Washington, a son of Rosella Flo Nelson Stone of Washington and the late Samuel S. Stone, Sr.
Mr. Stone was a graduate of Washington High School and worked as a brake press operator in a metal fabricating plant in Crafton.
He coached midget wrestling for several years and loved taking pictures of covered bridges.
On October 27, 1979, he married Charlene Clutter, who survives.
In addition to his wife and mother, surviving are two sons, Aaron Michael Stone and Christopher Nathan Stone, both of Washington; and two brothers, Gary L. (Tammy) Stone of Washington and Mark A. (Sherry) Stone of St. Clairsville, Ohio.
There will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held in Claysville Christian Church at 6 p.m., Friday, November 23rd, with Rev. Meade Lacock and Rev. Michael Singo officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Claysville Christian Church, 135 Church Street, Claysville, PA 15323.