(September 28, 1913 – July 27, 2012)
Nellie Stella Kapis Horency, 98, of Washington, died Friday, July 27, 2012, in Presbyterian Senior Care.
She was born September 28, 1913, in Bentleyville, a daughter of John and Frances Haniak Kapis.
Mrs. Horency was a homemaker and at one time worked as a packer at Duncan-Miller Glass for three years.
Mrs. Horency had been a very active member of Holy Trinity National Catholic Church for many years, running the pierogi-making project for more than 30 years, was a member of the Ladies Adoration Society of the church, and was a Cub Scout den mother for many years.
On September 16, 1939, she married Joseph Stephen Horency, who died November 5, 2005.
Surviving are three sons, Joseph (Violet) Horency, of LaGrange, Ohio, and Stanley (Madelyn) Horency and Edward (Bonnie) Horency, both of Washington; a brother, Dan Kapis, of Canonsburg; seven grandchildren, Justine Morris, Joseph Stephen Horency III, Kirk Horency, Steven Horency, Denise Kapp, Eric Horency, and April Horency; and six great grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Deceased are three sisters, Adele P. Kapis, Jean F. Kapis, and Pauline Kapis; and two brothers, Kazimer A. Kapis, Sr. and Joseph Kapis.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Holy Trinity National Catholic Church, with Father Mark Swoger, as celebrant. Burial will follow in Holy Trinity National Catholic Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to Holy Trinity National Catholic Church, 605 Hewitt Avenue, Washington, PA 15301.
(May 20, 1957 – July 23, 2012)
Earl William “Bill” Toland, 55, of Washington, died Monday, July 23, 2012, in Donnell House, following a three-month illness.
He was born May 20, 1957, in West Virginia, son of the late Norma Jean Toland Thompson.
Mr. Toland was a lawn technician with Spring Green for three years and formerly worked for Frankie’s Amusements.
Surviving are son Cody Vettori and daughter Marin Vettori, both of Massachusetts; brother, Russell Howard Dougherty of Bentleyville; and five sisters, Patricia A. Strope of Moundsville, W.Va., Lynn Milligan of Washington, Joni Morris of Moundsville, Molly Kammer of Elm Grove, W.Va., and Missy Hayes of Moundsville; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased is a brother, Chuck Dougherty.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 28, with Pastor Paul Mitchell officiating.
Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens Cemetery, McMurray.
(July 13, 1927 – July 26, 2012)
Mary Audia Funk, 85, of Washington, died Thursday, July 26, 2012, in her residence.
She was born July 13, 1927, in Washington, daughter of Benedito “Ben” and Rose Audia.
Mrs. Funk had been employed at Hazel-Atlas, Krency’s Baker, the Hospitality Shop at The Washington Hospital, and as a manicurist for Frank Urso.
She enjoyed music and dancing and was a member of Italian Sons and Daughters of America.
On May 17, 1947, she married David T. Funk, who died March 31, 2011.
Surviving is a daughter, Patricia Funk of Washington.
Deceased are brothers, Joseph and Ron Andy as well as four others who died in childhood; and two sisters, Nellie Andy Claycomb and Sara Andy Ventura.
Friends will be received 10 until 11 a.m. the time of service, Monday, July 30th, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 331 South Main Street, Washington, PA 15301.
(January 10, 1920 – July 25, 2012)
Dominic John “Dee” Bellotti, 92, of Washington, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in Presbyterian Senior Care.
He was born January 10, 1920, in Maxberry, West Virginia, son of Giovanni and Orsula Nicastro Bellotti.
During World War II, Mr. Bellotti served in the Army with the 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, in Europe. He was involved in battles in Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe. For his service, he was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, American Theater Service Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal with 5 bronze battle stars and one bronze arrowhead. Mr. Bellotti was honorably discharged as a private, first class, on November 6, 1945.
A concrete finisher for many years, he worked for Russell Brothers in the 1950s till mid 1960s. He then worked as a caster operator at Washington Steel Corporation for 26 years.
His family was most important to him. He enjoyed gardening and especially enjoyed growing and canning hot peppers, which he shared with many people.
Mr. Bellotti was a member of Immaculate Conception Church.
On May 9, 1946, he married Mary Cannataro Kennedy, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, John Dominic Bellotti (Kim Siebert) of Manor; two daughters, Janet Marie Puppo (Giovanni) of Pittsburgh and Beverly Ann Baldwin (Ira) of Washington; seven grandchildren, Dominic John Bellotti, Angela K. Bellotti, Joseph S. Puppo (Mary), Annamaria Acree (Jeff), Gina M. Puppo, Lori A. Naser (Jim), and Teresa M. Lesako (Michael); four great-grandchildren, Gabriella Elise Bellotti, Julia N. Naser, Matteo A. Lesako and Gina D. Lesako; and several loving nieces and nephews.
Deceased are brothers Frank, Jimmy, Jack, Tony, and Joe Bellotti; and sisters, Catherine Angott, Rose Romano, Lucy Caputo and Mary Bellotti.
Friends will be received Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., and Friday 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., Saturday, July 28th, in Immaculate Conception Church, with Father Nicholas Spirko as celebrant. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Church, 119 West Chestnut Street, Washington, PA 15301, or to John F. Kennedy School, 111 West Spruce Street, Washington, PA 15301. Military rites will be accorded graveside by American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175.
(September 16, 1979 – July 23, 2012)
Russell Lee Crupe, Jr., 32, of Avella, died Monday, July 23, 2012.
He was born September 16, 1979, in Washington, son of Russell L. Crupe, Sr. and Heidi Dawn Fiscus Crupe of Avella.
Mr. Crupe graduated from Avella High School in 1998. He was a lieutenant and director of field operations for NSA Security Forces, Inc. He was formerly dock lead at Sears at Washington and South Hills.
Mr. Crupe served two years of active duty in the Navy and, for the last six years, was a member of the Army National Guard and Army Reserves. During his time in the Guard, he served a tour of duty in Iraq as a combat engineer and earned E-5 pay grade. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with star, Army Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with device, Combat Action Badge, and Driver and Mechanic Badge with clasp.
Mr. Crupe was a member of Jefferson Avenue United Methodist Church, VFW 927, and American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175.
He was a member of local roller hockey teams and dart ball and pool leagues. Mr. Crupe was an avid reader and enjoyed hunting, fishing and landscaping.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a brother, Preston A. Crupe (Victoria) of Glenville, New York; a sister, Sarah Lynn Combs (Jimmy) of Avella; grandparents, Vic and Doris Fiscus of Bethel Park; and nieces, Samantha, Melissa and Jessica Combs, and Emily and Rachael Crupe; an uncle, William Crupe (Christy) of Gaithersburg, Maryland; three aunts, Sondra Aschenbrenner, of Baytown, Texas, Lorna Crupe of Avella, and Tami (Robert) Pugh of Fort Myers, Florida.
Deceased are a niece, Clara Dawn Crupe; grandparents, Russell and Rachael Crupe; and two uncles, Richard L. “Butch” Crupe and Dennis Aschenbrenner.
Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 27th, with Rev. John Hoffman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Citizen’s Library, 55 South College Street, Washington, PA 15301.
(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.
(September 2, 1941 – July 22, 2012)
Winfield Herbert Hughes, 70, of Washington, died Sunday, July 22, 2012, in the Washington Hospital.
He was born September 2, 1941, in Washington, son of the late Winfield Scott and Ellen Nystrom Hughes.
A 1959 graduate of Washington High School, Mr. Hughes earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Washington and Jefferson College, a Master’s degree in Secondary Administration from Duquesne University, and did post-graduate work at The University of Pittsburgh.
For 36 years, he worked for McGuffey School District as an Assistant Principal and Secondary English Teacher, retiring in 1999.
Mr. Hughes was a life member of Washington County School Retirees, Pennsylvania State Education Association and National Education Association.
He was a member of DeMolay #3, Royal Arch #150, the Syria Shrine, Washington Lodge #164, and Canonsburg Sportsmen’s Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, photography, the New York Times crossword puzzles, automobiles and dogs.
Mr. Hughes was a member of Fairhill Manor Christian Church, where he had served as a Sunday School teacher, deacon and elder.
On July 31, 1986, he married Ellen Marie Wirth, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Lt. Col. Mark Weaver (Mary-Rachael) of Evansville, Indiana, Paul M. Weaver (Sarah) of Ft. Valley, Virginia, and Justin Weaver of Philadelphia; a daughter, Clare Orwig (Scott) of Norfolk, Nebraska; and nine grandchildren, Rachael, Elise, Karla, Lauren, Paige, Jillian, Dean, Hannah and Josiah.
Friends will be received Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to Washington Area Humane Society, PO Box 66, Eighty-Four, PA 15330.
(Died July 21, 2012)
Walter E. “Bud” Irwin, Jr., 85, of Washington, died Saturday, July 21, 2012, in Donnell House.
He was born June 9, 1927, in Washington, son of the late Walter E. and Vern Steck Irwin.
Mr. Irwin served in the Navy from May 31, 1945, until his honorable discharge as a storekeeper, third class, on July 22, 1946. He was awarded the Pacific Theater Ribbon with one star, American Theater Ribbon and World War II Victory Medal. After his discharge, he served in the Navy Reserves until March 5, 1955.
Mr. Irwin worked in the dairy department at A&P Tea Company for 33 years. He was a member of First Christian Church and its dart ball league and enjoyed traveling.
On December 9, 1951, he married Lavonna “Bonnie” Kiger, who died October 9, 2011.
Surviving are a son, David Irwin of New York, New York; and a daughter, Cynthia (Michael) Palombo of McMurray.
Deceased is a sister, Catherine Perrine.
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, where services will be held at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 25th, with Rev. Stephen Smythers officiating. Burial will follow at 11 a.m. in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, 100 West Station Square Drive, #1900, Pittsburgh PA 15219.
(September 27, 1930 – July 21, 2012)
John Edward Breen, Sr., 81, of Buffalo Township, died Saturday, July 21, 2012, in his residence.
He was born September 27, 1930, in Youngstown, Ohio, son of the late Wilbert Francis “Willie,” “Bowser” and Erna Breen.
A veteran, Mr. Breen served in the Army’s Ski Patrol and was honorably discharged as a corporal on October 12, 1951.
Mr. Breen worked in the maintenance department at Western Center for 20 years and had been a self-employed carpenter.
He was Catholic by faith.
Mr. Breen volunteered as the diving coach at Peters Township High School, was an avid golfer, and enjoyed many outdoor activities.
On January 22, 1955, he married Charelle Blodgett, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, John E. Breen, Jr. (Lisa Putaro) of Oldsmar, Florida; a daughter, Kimberly A. Trbovich (Douglas) of Claysville; one sister, Dorothy “Dee” Grieb of Monroeville; five grandchildren, Jonathon and James Breen, and Brandon, Justin and Kirsten Trbovich; and seven great-grandchildren, Noah, Seth, Isabella, Bailey, Presley, Sophia and Alexa.
Deceased is a sister, Nancy Coen.
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 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 25th, with Rev. Ruth Simmons officiating. Entombment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of the Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301.
(May 13, 1947 – July 20, 2012)
Mary Ann Corrick, 65, of Washington, died Friday, July 20, 2012, in Donnell House, following a brief illness.
She was born May 13, 1947, in Washington, daughter of David and Ann Marie Maceyko Bell.
Mrs. Corrick worked as a selector at Brockway #7.
She was an excellent cook and will be remembered as a kind and caring mother and grandmother who loved working in her garden. Mrs. Corrick enjoyed shopping and spending time with her granddaughter, Chelsey, and visiting area casinos with her husband.
She was a member of St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church.
On May 18, 1968, she married Claude Corrick, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Claude (Erica) Corrick, Jr.; a brother, Bob (Phyllis) Bell, both of Washington; and two grandchildren, Chelsey and Aiden Corrick.
Deceased is a brother, Dave Bell.
Arrangements are incomplete.