(April 10, 1938 – November 6, 2005)
Friends of Wanda L. Stollar, 67, of Washington, who died Sunday, November 6, 2005, will be received on Monday from 7 to 9 pm and 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, November 9, 2005, at 11:00 am with Pastor Gary Gibson Officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
He was born September 2, 1936, in Cross Creek Township, a son of Albert William and Rose Elmira Florence Clemens Russell.
Mr. Russell was a graduate of Hickory High School.
He served in the United States Army from March 23, 1959, until his honorable discharge as a Specialist Fourth Class on April 2, 1962.
For 36 years, Mr. Russell worked as a heavy equipment operator for Black Top Paving Company.
He enjoyed motorcycles, hunting, fishing, music and playing the guitar.
Mr. Russell was a member of Moose #22, Slovak Club and Taylorstown Legion #907.
On December 29, 1962, he married Frances Kay Zediker, who died October 24, 2003.
Surviving are two sons, Roger Russell and Albert (Melisa) Russell, both of Avella; a daughter, Renee Russell of Washington; three brothers, Charles (Pam) Russell, Harold (Pam) Russell, both of Washington, and Howard (LuAnn) Russell of Canonsburg; four sisters, Clara Turk, Betty (Dave) Torboli, Lois (Bob) Weaver and Darlene (Wayne) Elliott, all of Washington; 16 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Sheila Cass; two grandchildren; a brother, Gaylord Russell; and a sister, Florence Sifert.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 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 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 24th, with Rev. John Mark Scott officiating. Burial will follow in North Buffalo Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded graveside by Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 of the American Legion.
Friends of Frances Kay Zediker Russell, who died Friday, October 24, 2003, will be received on Saturday from 7 to 9 PM and Sunday 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 Monday, October 27, 2003 with Rev. John Mark Scott officiating. Interment will follow in North Buffalo Church Cemetery.
(June 25, 1936 – December 16, 2008)
No public visitation will be held and private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations are requested to American Cancer Society, South Main Street, Washington, PA 15301 or Donnell House, Leet Street, Washington, PA 15301. Arrangements under the direction of William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue.
She was born May 4, 1915, in Washington, a daughter of J. Frank and Gretta Belle Miller Rutan.
She was a 1932 graduate of Washington High School and attended night classes at Washington and Jefferson College. After graduation, she worked locally in a closed bank, in the office of the Administrator of the Washington Trust Building, and as a legal secretary in the Offices of Patrono, Ceisler, Edwards and Pettit, and later in the office of John C. Pettit, Esquire. After the formation of the Borough of Green Hills, she served as the first borough secretary.
During her lifetime, she faithfully served the First Christian Church, where she was a member. She taught Sunday School in the Children’s Department, taught classes for youth and adults and served as an elder. Miss Rutan was also a leader in the church’s Christian Women’s Fellowship, as well as a member of the Chancel choir and Bell Choir. She was active in Church Women United.
Miss Rutan had a great interest in music, having studied piano and organ. She was a member of the former Monday Music Club, where she had served as program chairman and secretary-treasurer. Miss Rutan also had an interest in drama and attended productions locally as well as in Hickory, Pittsburgh, Morgantown.
She was an avid reader, had an optimistic perspective and a sense of humor that could find a bright spot in any situation.
Surviving are a brother, Glenn C. (Marybelle) Rutan, of Ravenna, Ohio; a niece, Gretta Belle (Fred) Frances, of Coraopolis; and two nephews, James E. (Jinny) Shearer of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Robert A. (Dolores) Rutan of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Deceased are siblings, Mabel E. Rutan, Arthur S. Rutan, Kenneth W. Rutan and Gladys A. Shearer.
She was a loving and caring person and will be missed but not forgotten by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
A celebration of life service will be held at11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 27, 2007, in First Christian Church, 615 East Beau Street, Washingting, with Rev. Heather Waltz-Simpson, pastor of Mt. Lebanon Christian Church, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Donnell House, Hospice Care of the Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington PA 15301.
Arrangements are being handled by William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Washington.
He was born February 19, 1938, in Greene County, a son of the late William Howard and Irene Gump Stoneking.
Mr. Stoneking graduated from Waynesburg High School in 1958.
Protestant by faith, he always had a kind and generous heart, and would, and did, give the shirt off his back to someone in need.
Surviving are his stepmother, Wanda Stoneking, who raised him; a brother, Francis (Nancy) Stoneking, of Rochester, Michigan; a stepbrother, David (Helen) Cooper of Washington; five nieces, Kathy (Nathan) Hilt, Marie (Owen) Coffman, Patty Cooper, Cindy (Ronnie) Eddy, and Phyllis Cooper; one nephew, Terry (Rhonda) Cooper; and several great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 2, 2008, with Rev. Craig Bellis officiating. Burial will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 331 South Main Street, Washington, PA 15301; or to National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., Office of Development, 1501 NW 9th Avenue/Bob Hope Road, Miami, Florida 33136-1494
(June 23, 1927 – November 28, 2006)
Member of Immaculate Conception Church.
Michael J. Stotka Jr., 79, of Washington, died Tuesday, November 28, 2006, in Washington Hospital, following a lengthy illness. He was born June 23, 1927, a son of Michael Sr. and Anna Repa Stotka. Mr. Stotka was a devoted Catholic and member of Immaculate Conception Church, Washington. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman. He was a commander of Hancock-McCune-Horne American Legion Post 705, Centerville, and a life member of Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 of American Legion, Washington. Mr. Stotka worked for 21 years as an insurance agent and staff manager for Baltimore Life Insurance Co., finishing his career as a self-employed owner of Nu-Way Cleaning Services. A self-taught musician, Mr. Stotka played the accordion in a band with his brothers and for the enjoyment of his family. He was a man of many trades and always ready to offer a helping hand to anyone in need, whether it be a stranger, family or friend. His greatest love was being with his family. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many who will miss him dearly. On June 14, 1952, he married the love of his life, Josephine Ruszel, who survives. They were devoted to each other during their 54 years of marriage. Also surviving are four children, Deborah and husband Ted Smider, Cynthia and husband Mike Hunnell, David and wife Darlene Stotka, all of Washington, and Michael III and wife Cathy Stotka of Tulsa, Okla.; grandchildren Rachel, Laura, and Matthew Smider, Sarah (Levi) Pentland, Tara and Sheila Hunnell, Ashely (Joel) Hurbanek, Brittany Stotka and Michael IV and Christina and Amanda Stotka; great-grandchildren Noah Smider, Ava Hurbanek and Madison Pentland; four sisters, Lottie Korchmar, Frances Krivan, Josephine Acromite and Genevieve Saflin; four brothers, Edward, Joseph, Thomas and Leonard Stotka; and many nieces and nephews. Deceased, in addition to his parents, are a grandson, Eric Hunnell; and four brothers, Walter, John, Victor and William Stotka.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd. 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 2, in Immaculate Conception Church, followed by interment in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. Military rites will be conducted graveside by Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 of American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association.
(February 4, 1924 – April 26, 2003)
Friend of Ida Jeanette Strawn, who died on Saturday, April 26, 2003 will be received on Monday from 7 to 9 PM and Tuesday 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 Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at 1:00 PM with The Rev. David Mayo officiating. Interment will follow in Prosperity Cemetery.
He was born July 8, 1925, to the late Martin and the late Sophie (Bokal) Strnisha of Lincoln Hill. Moe was a member of Trinity High School class of 1944 prior to joining the Army in 1946.
He was employed by Kroger for 35 years.
On September 5, 1948, he married Albina M. Evans, who survives.
Moe was a member of Friendship Community Church in Washington, a 50-year life member of SNPJ Lodge 617, the Washington Senior Citizens bowling and dart ball teams and American Legion Post 175.
He was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, Washington-Greene Chapter, in the class of 1994 for his soccer achievements.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of 62 years, are five children, Jan, John and Marty (Helen) Strnisha, all of Washington, Jim (Sujin) Strnisha of Frederick, Maryland, and Nancy Rexroad (Mike) of Virginia Beach, Virginia; six grandchildren, Sheena (Mike) Marshall of Pineville, North Carolina, Jonya Strnisha of Washington, Jae and Amanda Strnisha of Frederick, Maryland, and Johnathan and Jennifer Rexroad of Virginia Beach, Virginia; a brother, William J. Strnisha; and a sister, Julia Muncie, both of Washington.
A son, Martin Francis Strnisha, Jr., and a daughter, Janice Marie Strnisha, died in infancy.
Preceding him in death are three brothers, Ed Strnisha, Frank Yuvan, and Tony Yuvan; and three sisters, Christine (Teenie) Brennen, Sophie Soltis and Helen Spehar.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 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 1 p.m., Thursday, February 10th, with Pastor Rick Bruckner officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
(January 25, 1938 – May 6, 2002)