Sara Elizabeth Klein, 95, of McMurray, died Sunday, August 19, 2007. She was born in Bridgeville, on January 29, 1912, a daughter of Charles Edward and Sarah Penson Godwin. She was a member of the Center Presbyterian Church and had been attending the Upper St. Clair Alliance Church. Gardening and reading as well as crochet, knitting and various crafts were long time hobbies. After graduating high school, she graduated from the Grace Martin Secretarial School and won awards for speed in typing. On February 15, 1936, she married Harry M. Klein, who died on December 24, 1987. Surviving are; a son, Harry R. “ Bob “ ( Grayce ) Klein of Claysville; a daughter, Barbara ( Jack ) Beisner of McMurray, with whom she made her home; five grandchildren, Michael and Mark Klein, Kimberly Ordy, Robert and Dean Beisner; and fourteen great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by three brothers, Bill who was her twin, Harry and Ted Godwin.
Friends of Sara Elizabeth Klein, 95, of McMurray, who died Sunday, August 19, 2007, will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM, in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, where services will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2007, at 11:00 AM, Rev. Jack Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray.
(June 22, 1912 – December 29, 2007)
She was born June 22, 1912, in Brownsville, a daughter of George and Mary Fedak Kurtinecz.
Mrs. Heatley was a packer-selector at Hazel Atlas, retiring after working 35 years.
Mrs. Heatley was of the Russian Orthodox faith. She enjoyed cooking, taking care of her home, playing cards and Dominos. She was a member of the Retired Person’s Social Club.
She was married to William T. Innis, who died in 1973.
On February 20, 1947, she married James E. Heatley. They were together until his death on August 18, 2006. Before he passed away they had enjoyed traveling and visiting grandchildren.
Surviving is her son, Regis A. Innis, who resides in Washington with his wife, Marlene Elco Innis. Their three children, Chris, James and Rebecca, are Anna’s grandchildren. Also surviving are six greatgrandchildren, Ryan and Rebecca of Texas, Marisha and Janardan of Florida, and Jamie and Alex of Maine.
Friends will be received from noon to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2008, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Entombment will follow at 3:15 p.m., at Washington Cemetery Mausoleum, 498 Park Avenue, Washington, with James Dugan officiating.
(February 19, 1945 – June 1, 2009)
He was born February 19, 1945, in Canton, Ohio, a son of Melvin and Anna Mae Furmara Devenney.
Mr. Heath attended Trinity Schools and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
He was a North Franklin Road Supervisor for more than 8 years and owned and operated CJ’s Scooter Shack.
Mr. Heath enjoyed riding motorcycles, rebuilding old cars and making wine.
Surviving are a daughter, Sheena (Paul) Eltahch of Washington; two sons, Chris (Leslie) Ballani of Pickerington, Ohio, and Antonio Heath of Washington; three grandchildren, Zachary and Jacob Ballani and Trenton Eltahch.
Friends will be received Saturday from 4 till 7 p.m., the hour of service, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with Pastor Jim York officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
Frank Robert Knotts, 68, of Washington, died Saturday, May 6, 2006, in the Donnell House, having been ill since 1999. He was born in Washington on August 2, 1937, a son of the late Frank D. and Opal Borror Knotts. Mr. Knotts was a retired truck driver and had worked more than twenty years for Columbia Gas Company. He previously had worked at Federal Paper. He enjoyed hunting, outdoor activities including lawn work, as well as restoring older vehicles. On November 25, 1960, he married Florence Kay Hennen, who died on June 22, 2001. Surviving are a son, Robert Knotts of Lodi, Ohio; two daughters, Denise and Angela Knotts, both of Washington; a brother, George Ronald Knotts of Washington; and eight grandchildren, Amber Makokele, West Jones, Elijah Jones, Kaleb Jones, Anthony Knotts, Josh Knotts, Teja Knotts, and Jesse Chakan. Mr. Knotts is preceded in death by a sister, Naoni Knotts who died at birth.
Friends of Frank Robert Knotts, 68, of Washington, who died Saturday, May 6, 2006, will be received on Tuesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM, in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, where services will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2006, with Pastor Larry Leonard officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. the family is requesting memorial donations be made to; Donnell House, Leet Street, Washington, PA 15301 .
(October 30, 1958 – July 26, 2004)
Friends of Douglas R. Knox, 45, of Claysville, will be received on Thursday from 7 to 9 pm and on Friday 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 Saturday, July 31, 2004, at 11:00 am, Rev. Meade Lacock officiating.
(January 28, 1923 – October 21, 2004)
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, October 25, in St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church, Washington, with the Rev. Thomas D. O’Neil as celebrant. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery, Military rites will be accorded by Robinson Township American Legion Post 862.
Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 10, in St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church, 320 Henderson Avenue, Washington, with the Rev. Thomas D. O’Neill as celebrant. Burial to follow in Washington Cemetery.
She was born February 12, 1923, in Washington, the daughter of Dore O. and Nora Pearle Dentzer Headley.
Ms. Headley graduated from Washington High School in 1941. She worked for the Community Chest, Washington County Insurance Company, Washington office of Celina Financial Corporation, of Celina, Ohio from 1967 – 1984, and retired from there when the office closed.
She was an active member of the Avery United Methodist Church for over 60 years, holding various offices. She was the historian for many years, a volunteer for the community circle pantry, and sang in the church choir over 50 years. She enjoyed the “Sew What’s”, who made lap robes and dish cloths.
Ms. Headley enjoyed her family and friends, also knitting, traveling, photography and music.
Surviving is a brother, Gerald (Charlotte) Headley, of Williamsburg, VA., a niece Karen (Tony) Dranzo, nephews, Richard (Carolyn), Robert (Melba), Dave, William (Cathy) and Gerald (Beverly) McVay, Harold, Ted (Darlene), David (Jackie) Headley, Keith, Duane, Gary, and Bruce Headley; several great nieces and nephews, and her adopted family, the Aybar’s, Johnson (Aylin), Tyjen, John and Guye.
Deceased are a sister, Freda Faye McVay and two brothers, Jesse V. Headley and Paul K. “Bud” Headley.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 15, 2008, at 1:00 p.m., at the Avery United Methodist Church.
Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Avery United Methodist Church, 1100 Gabby Avenue, Washington, PA 15301, Kidney Foundation 6110 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, Maryland 20852, or Hospice Care, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301.
Arrangements are under the direction of William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Additional information and guestbook are on-line at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Michael Kongelka, Jr., 93, of Washington, died Thursday, January 28, 2010.
Mr. Kongelka was a 1937 graduate of Washington High School. He was the business manager and original owner of Washington Harley- Davidson and the manager of Lightholder Construction for many years.
Mr. Kongelka was a trustee of St. Michael Byzantine Church in Canonsburg for 50 years and a life member of the BPOE.
On August 30, 1940, he married Anne Uram, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Robert Michael (Anita) Kongelka, Sr. of Washington; two daughters, Carol Ann Meisner of Washington and Marilyn Patricia (William) Appleby of Greensburg; a sister, Mary Kongelka Hunsinger of Glenshaw; five grandchildren, Robert Michael Kongelka, Jr., Mary M. (Micah) Naeser, Christopher John Kongelka, Robert Meisner and Stephen Meisner; and a great-granddaughter, Madeleine Claire Naeser.
Deceased are a brother, John Kongelka; and two sisters, Anna Kongelka Buchko and Susan K. Taksa.
Friends will be received 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 2nd in St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, 166 East College Street, Canonsburg, with Father Joseph Jugan as celebrant. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.