(August 27, 1917 – October 10, 2010)
She was born August 27, 1917, in Crucible, a daughter of William and Elizabeth Quinn Morgan.
Mrs. Bucenell served as church pianist and choir director of the Marianna United Methodist Church and gave private piano lessons for many years.
After moving to Washington, she became a member of Faith United Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the choir. She also sang with the Washington County Arts Choir for several years.
Surviving are a daughter, Eleanor (Vincent) Brunetti of Washington; four grandchildren, Rhonda (Richard) Shaw of Weirton, West Virginia, Sandra Coram of Wheeling, West Virginia, Daniel (Pamela) Stephens of Washington, and David (Evelyn) Stephens of Marianna; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the last of her immediate family.
Deceased are her husband, Richard Bucenell, who died January 11, 2004; a daughter, Loretta A. Fien; and three brothers, Arthur, William and Frank Morgan.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 13th, in Faith United Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Ed DeLair officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Faith United Presbyterian Church, 900 East Beau Street, Washington, PA 15301; or to Hospice Care of the Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301.
She was born April 7, 1948 in Washington, a daughter of Katherine Scott Avolia and the late Angelo Avolia.
Mrs. Johnson graduated from Washington High School in 1966. Upon graduation she began her employment with Bell Telephone and worked there until 1976. While there she was elected to serve as the company’s representative at the United Way Princess Pageant.
She also served as the past secretary of Washington County Council of the Arts.
On August 29, 1970, she married Edwin Carroll Johnson, who died November 12, 1994.
Elaine and her husband Ed built their home and started their family in South Franklin Township. Once their two daughters were old enough to attend school, Elaine began her 25 year career with the McGuffey School District. During that time she served as an advisor for the McGuffey Youth Cheerleaders and the PTA president at Joe Walker Elementary School. She also researched the history behind Joe Walker School and made arrangements for John Walker, brother of Joe Walker, to visit the children at the school.
Mrs. Johnson later accepted a position as secretary to the principal at McGuffey High School. She was currently serving as MESPA Union President. While not at work you could always find Elaine working the front gates at the McGuffey High School home football games or at Gabe’s searching for her next bargain.
Surviving in addition to her mother, are two daughters, Kari Elaine (Aaron) Borello and Amanda Scott (Brandon) Pauls; a brother, David Scott Avolia, all of Washington; a granddaughter, Kendell Scott Pauls; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She also leaves behind her faithful companion Millie, her Jack Russell Terrier.
Friends will be received 12:00pm to 2:00pm and 6:00pm and 8:00pm, Sunday and Monday, at William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 395 East Maiden Street, Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am, Tuesday, December 1, 2009, in Immaculate Conception Church with Father Joseph Sioli officiating. Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery. At the request of the deceased, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Washington Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eight-Four, PA, 15330.
(May 18, 1938 – April 25, 2009)
He was born May 18, 1938, in Washington, a son of Everett and Elizabeth Viteck Buchanan.
Mr. Buchanan was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving from July 7, 1954, until his honorable discharge on July 19, 1960.
He worked for 30 years at Molycorp and was a long-time member of the VFW and the Moose.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Mr. Buchanan was Catholic by faith.
In 1964, he married Beverly June Calvert, who died March 4, 2006.
Surviving are a son, Jason (Jennie) Buchanan of Washington; six sisters, Mary Alice Marchetti of Williamston, Michigan; Geraldine Riley of Pymatuning*; Dorothy Frabel and Laura Molinaro, both of Washington; Jeanie Neil of Scenery Hill, and Ann Hayes of Washington; and two grandchildren, Alycia Marie Buchanan and Anthony Michael Buchanan.
Deceased are a brother, Richard Buchanan, and a sister, Margaret Kiers.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., the time of service, Thursday, April 30th, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington.
(October 13, 1938 – May 23, 2007)
She was born October 13, 1938, in Monongahela, a daughter of Jack Horner and Fay Dickie Thompson.
Mrs. Buckholt was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Charleroi. She was a high school graduate and a homemaker.
Mrs. Buckholt was a member of Silver Bits 4-H Club and Canonsburg Youth Sportsman Club. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping in Elk County, and all outdoor activities.
On September 15, 1961, she married James Robert Buckholt, Jr., who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, James W. (Tina) Buckholt, of West Alexander, and Jack Buckholt, of Houston; two daughters, Lora (Mike) White, of Clarksville, and Lynda (Raymond) Recktenwald, of Houston; a sister, Bonnie F. Pruse, of New Haven, Kentucky; six grandchildren, Casey and Cody White, Ethan and Chris Recktendwald, and Dona â€œLizâ€쳌 and Josh Buckholt.
Deceased are a grandson, James R. Buckholt, III, and a brother, Jack W. Thompson.
Friends will be received 3 to 9 p.m., Friday, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, where services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 26, 2007, with the Rev. Robert Colvin officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Friends of Emma Jean Johnson, 66, of Washington, who died Saturday, April 30, 2005, will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm and Tuesday from 1 to 3 pm, in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, at which time, a service will be held with Rev. Larry Wiltrout officiating. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
(January 1, 1939 – August 11, 2009)
James Robert Buckholt Jr., 70, of Houston, died Tuesday, August 11, 2009, in his home following a six-year illness. He was born January 1, 1939, in Charleroi, a son of James R. Buckholt Sr. and Pauline C. Verklereen Buckholt. Mr. Buckholt graduated from Charleroi High School and California Teachers College. On August 14, 1956, he entered the U.S. Army and attained the rank of specialist fifth class. He was honorably discharged July 9, 1959. Mr. Buckholt was a biology teacher at Canon-McMillan High School for 38 years and a school bus driver at the same time. He also was a coach for rifle team and track-cross country team. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Buckholt was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars 553 and a life member of Canonsburg Sportsmanâ€™s Club, having held all offices. On September 15, 1961, he married Dona L. Thompson, who died May 23, 2007. Surviving are two sons, James W. (Tina) Buckholt of West Alexander and Jack Buckholt of Houston; two daughters, Lora (Mike) White of Clarksville and Lynda (Raymond) Recktenwald of Houston; two brothers, his twin, Paul (Helen) Buckholt of West Alexander, and Charles (Trudy) Buckholt of Charleroi; a sister, Jean King of Charlotte, N.C.; and six grandchildren, Casey and Cody White, Ethan and Chris Recktenwald and Dona â€œLizâ€쳌 and Josh Buckholt. Deceased, in addition to his wife, is a grandson, James R. Buckholt III.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 14, with the Rev. Robert Colvin officiating. Burial will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
(August 6, 1947 – August 24, 2007)
Phillip S. “Flip” Buckingham, 60, of Hickory, died at 12:51 p.m. Friday, August 24, 2007, in his residence. He had been ill since March 2004.
He was born August 6, 1947, in Washington, a son of Robert G. and Helen L. Buckingham Ankrom.
Mr. Buckingham graduated from Trinity High School in 1965.
He was Methodist.
During the Vietnam War, he was a private first class in the Army Signal Corps and was awarded a National Defense Service Medal, a Vietnam Service Medal, a Vietnam Camp Medal with Device and a Sharpshooter Badge M-14 Rifle.
He was employed in the glass industry and was a hot-end supervisor at Glenshaw Glass for 10 years.
Mr. Buckingham was a member of American Legion Post 902 in Houston, LOOM 22 and the Arden Club. He was known as “Shadow” in the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club.
He was a fan of Pittsburgh sports and was very involved in youth sports programs.
On July 7, 1969, he married Janice L. Ramage, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Eric Keith (Jane) Buckingham of Youngstown, Ohio; a daughter, Tammie Jo Buckingham (D. Chad) Moore of Lynn, Ind.; a stepmother, Beatrice Ankrom of Amity; two brothers, John (Merri Lu) Ankrom of Waynesburg and David (Kim) Ankrom of Boyertown; three stepbrothers, Shirl (Jane) Barnhart of Parksville, Duncan (Candy) Barnhart of Carmichaels and William (Mary) Barnhart of Carmichaels; a stepsister, Elizabeth (Phil) Amos of Jackson, N.J.; and four grandchildren, Taylor, Hunter and Raven Moore and Preston Buckingham.
Deceased are three grandchildren, James, Andrew and Justin Buckingham.
He leaves behind his beloved dog, Terah.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon 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 a.m. Monday, August 27, with the Rev. Meade Lacock officiating. Burial will follow in Claysville Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded graveside by VFW Post 191 of Canonsburg, and American Legion Post 602 of Houston.
(November 29, 1913 – May 15, 2009)
She was born November 29, 1913, a daughter of J. Frank and Anna Dora Clark Neebling, and grew up on a farm in the Bower Hill area of Peters Township.
Mrs. Bungard was a member of First United Presbyterian Church. She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, flowers, bird watching, animals, reading, needlework, cooking, and baking pies, buns and cookies.
On November 29, 1929, she married Alexander Burnell Bungard, who died January 26, 1982.
Surviving are a son, John D. Bungard of Washington; a daughter, Marilyn (Stephen) Frost of Elwood City; a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth “Betty” Bungard of Canonsburg, formerly of McDonald; 10 grandchildren, Marlene Bungard, Cathleen Mintz, Frank (Maria) Bungard, John E. Bungard, Mark D. Bungard, James E. Bungard, Judy Bungard, Debbie Bungard, Mary M. Frost and Michael J. Frost; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Deceased are two sons, Alexander F. Bungard and James C. Bungard; a sister, Ruth Nuzum; and two grandchildren, Alexander F. Bungard II and Anna Marie Frost.
Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 18, 2009, with Rev. Dr. Roger Raymond Fischer officiating. Burial will follow in Brush Run Cemetery, Peters Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Washington Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty-Four PA 15330.
(January 15, 1928 – November 15, 2007)
He was born January 15, 1928, in Washington, a son of Frederick Sevor Bunner and Thelma Cahill Bunner.
Mr. Bunner attended Clark School and graduated from Washington High School in January 1947, where he was a member of the band and lettered in baseball, football, wrestling and band.
During World War II, he served in the United States Army from his enlistment date of February 13, 1946, until his honorable discharge on July 8, 1947. He was a radio repairman and served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. For his service, he was awarded the World War II Victory Medal.
In 1948, he graduated from Bliss Electrical School in Washington, D.C., with an Associate’s Degree in electrical engineering. For 25 years he worked as a tester at McGraw-Edison and for more than ten years as a warehouse manager for Eickhoff Corporation.
Mr. Bunner was a member of the Church of Christ, where he was baptized November 10, 1940. He enjoyed working with the youth group and took great delight in serving as chaperone and driver for many youth group rallies and mission trips.
Mr. Bunner always enjoyed sports. He managed Little League Baseball teams and was instrumental in founding the Brownson House Youth Wrestling Program with Robert Sensky under the direction of Art Sandusky. In 1995, the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame honored him with the Youth Service Award for his work in founding the wrestling program.
Mr. Bonner was an accomplished artist. He studied at the Ad Art Institute in Pittsburgh with Christopher Lambl, who is currently an art professor at Clarion University, and with nationally renowned artist, James Sulkowski. Mr. Bunner enjoyed showing his art at various art shows in the area. At the request of a committee representing the Washington County Bureau of Tourism, he rendered a painting of the old B&O Railroad Station prior to its refurbishment as the Bureau of Tourism’s office. This painting hangs in the Bureau’s main office. Mr. Bunner’s painting “Roses and Teacup” won a merit award during the Oho Valley Art League Show in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Mr. Bunner frequently gave away copies of his paintings as gifts, saying that God had given him the talent to paint so that he could share it with others.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca E. Bush Bonner; three sons, Bernard John “BJ” Bunner, of Washington, Michael Bunner and Scott Bunner, both of Gastonia, North Carolina; one daughter, Lisa (Kevin) Rogers of Charlotte, North Carolina; six brothers, Louis, Allan, Fred, Frank, David and James; and one sister, Mildred (Ed) Henderson. He was the proud grandfather of ten grandchildren, Nathan, Gregory, Timothy, Matthew, Michael, Nick, Nicole, John, Ann Marie and Chloe.
Deceased is a son, Christopher.
Mr. Bunner loved each member of his family and found great joy and happiness in being with them. He will be missed by all of his family and his future daughter-in-law, Christina Danley.
Friends will be received 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 19, 2007, in Church of Christ, 700 Allison Avenue, Washington, with Bob Davison officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Church of Christ, 700 Allison Avenue, Washington PA 15301, or to Citizen’s Library, 55 South College Street, Washington PA 15301.
(June 6, 1929 – July 5, 2003)
Friends will be received on Sunday from 7 to 9 and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington where services will be held on Tuesday, July 8 at 1:30 PM. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery.