(April 20, 1918 – July 26, 2008)
She was born April 20, 1918, in Tarentum, a daughter of the late Albert and Ethel Foster-Beckwith.
Mrs. Ankrom worked at the Montgomery Ward catalog store and the American Cancer Society in Washington. She was a member of the Eighty-Four Get-Together Club, Washington Art Association, and Senior Citizens Art Class. She enjoyed painting, crocheting and sewing.
Mrs. Ankrom attended the Christian Assembly of God Church in Bentleyville.
Mae loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother, and will be sadly missed by all who loved her.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Theodore Ankrom. They were married September 6, 1939.
Also surviving are three daughters, Janet Mae Whitaker and husband, Ronald, of Conroe, Texas, Diane Marlane Tush and husband, James Jr., of Eighty-Four, and Caryn Lynn Verno and husband, Carmine, of Bentleyville; one son, Theodore Albert Ankrom and wife, Roxanne, of Fredericktown; one sister, Dorothy Rieger of Natrona Heights; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Larry Duane Ankrom; a son-in-law, Gerry Beaumariage; three grandchildren, Troy Ankrom, Tony Schlenker and Clinton Whitaker; and a brother, John Beckwith.
Friends will be received 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 008, with Rev. William E. Lusk officiating. Burial will follow in Claysville Cemetery.
(June 26, 1907 – December 2, 2007)
Friends of Anna Mary Anesetti, 100, of Washington, died Sunday December 2, 2007, will be received on Monday, from 5 to 9 PM in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue. Services will be conducted in the St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 16 Ridge Avenue, Washington, at 12:00 Noon, Rev.’s Arthur E. Doctor, Jr. and John Burns officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray.
Howard E. “Howdy” Naser Sr., 73, of Canonsburg, formerly of Washington, died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2006, in Manor Care, McMurray, following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 4, 1932, in Washington, a son of John Edward and Ruth Alice White Naser.
Mr. Naser attended Washington High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, earning the rank of gunner’s mate, third class. Mr. Naser’s medals include National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
He participated in Golden Glove boxing and also enjoyed playing adult softball.
Mr. Naser was a steelworker at Precision-Marshall Steel for 23 years and also had worked at Jessop Steel.
Mr. Naser was a member of First Christian Church, Washington.
He coached Washington Youth Baseball and Brownson House football. Mr. Naser followed Washington High School football and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
His wife, Margaret (Peg) Naser, whom he married August 13, 1955, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Ed (Cindy) Naser of Canonsburg and Howard “Howdy” Naser Jr. of Pittsburgh; two daughters, Debbie (Stush) Carrozza of Bethel Park and Cindy (Jerry) Interval of Washington; a sister, Barbara “Sis” Sacco of Washington; six grandchildren, Jarrod, Samuel and Jackson Interval, Austin and Brennan Carrozza and Amanda Naser; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased is a brother, Jack Naser.
Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 11, with the Rev. Paul Leone officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded graveside by Edwin Scott Linton American Legion Post 175. Memorial contributions may be made to Washington High School Pigskin Club, 201 Allison Avenue, Washington, PA 15301; Brownson House, 1415 Jefferson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301; or First Christian Church, 615 East Beau Street, Washington, PA 15301.
(December 8, 1919 – April 8, 2006)
Gail E. Karr Andy, 86, of Washington, died at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2006, in Southmont of Presbyterian SeniorCare following a yearlong illness.
She was born December 8, 1919, in Washington, a daughter of Ralph and Della Evans Karr.
She had attended Washington schools.
Mrs. Andy was a homemaker and member of Friendship Community Church.
On May 24, 1958, she married Louis Andy, who died January 19, 1991.
Surviving are a stepdaughter, Catherine (Paul) Abraham of Houston; five stepgrandchildren, Daniel and David Abraham, Stephen Andy, Don B. Andy Jr. and Anita Fletcher; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and a niece.
Deceased, in addition to her husband, are a stepson, Don B. Andy; two brothers, Edward and Kenneth Karr; and four sisters, Ethel Anderson, Geneva Showlater, Mary Karr and Hazel Karr, who died in infancy.
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, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 10, with the Rev. Floyd Marasco officiating.
Entombment in Washington Cemetery Mausoleum will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Southmont of Presbyterian SeniorCare, 835 South Main Street, Washington, PA 15301.
She was born November 27, 1934, in Washington, a daughter of Charles F. and Juanita Morrison Wilkinson.
Mrs. Naser graduated from Washington High School in 1952. She was a homemaker and member of Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 Ladies Auxiliary and Wednesday Night Womenï¿½s Bowling League at the Alpine.
Mrs. Naser was Baptist.
On December 31, 1953, she married Clettus V. Naser, who died July 17, 2009.
Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Naser Hackett of Washington and Sally (Skip) Michalski of Canonsburg; a grandson, Daniel John ï¿½D.J.ï¿½ Michalski; and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Deceased are a sister, Norma J. Dinsmore; and four brothers, S. Dean, Jerry L., Clarence E., and Charles M. Wilkinson.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 15th with Rev. Michael Roach officiating. She will be laid to rest with her husband in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
She was born April 24, 1920, in West Middletown, a daughter of John L. and Dorothy Sawhill Brownlee.
Mrs. Andrews was a member of Assembly of God Church. She had worked for Bell of Pennsylvania and, prior to retiring, sold Naturalizer Shoes for ten years.
On May 5, 1942, she married Lyndon “Dutch” Andrews, who died in November 1968.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda A. Daney of Kansas City, Missouri; a brother, Frank Brownlee of West Middletown; five grandchildren, Lyndon Daney, Nicole Daney, Neal Daney, William Strope, Jr. and Aaron Strope; and two great-grandchildren, Bryce Daney and Drew Daney.
Deceased are a daughter, Cheryl Strope; two brothers, John and James Brownlee; and three sisters, Emma Keenan, Grace Ross and Ruth Jones.
Friends will be received 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Services will be held in the funeral home at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 3, 2006. Burial will follow in Independence Cemetery.
Fred Benjamin (Jake) Naser Jr., 76, of Washington, died Friday, August 27, 2004, in Washington Hospital, following a two-month illness.
He was born April 9, 1928, in Washington, a son of Fred and Hazel Paul Naser.
A 1946 Washington High School graduate, Mr. Naser was a member of First Christian Church, Washington.
He owned/operated Jake’s Newsstand for 34 years and later worked at Nick’s Gas Station, both in Washington.
Mr. Naser was a member of BPOE 776 and enjoyed bingo.
In 1948, he married Eleanore Jane McGary, who died in November 1986.
He made his home with his companion of 18 years, Patricia Miller.
Surviving are two daughters, Lois Koval of Washington and Marsha Knapik of Eighty Four; a sister, Gertrude Carroll of Washington; and a grandchild, Zachary McWee.
Friends will be received from 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, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 30, with the Rev. Paul Leone officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery. Additional information and guest book are online at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
(September 10, 1912 – July 12, 2006)
She was born September 10, 1912, in Broughton, a daughter of Joseph and Anne Pikis Marks Sr.
Mrs. Andrew graduated from Trinity High School in 1931 and Washington Hospital School of Nursing in 1935.
She was a registered nurse at Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Andrew was a member of Upper Ten Mile Presbyterian Church in Prosperity and Washington Hospital Alumni Association.
She enjoyed crocheting, solving crossword puzzles and watching baseball, football and soccer.
On December 5, 1936, she married John Gaylord (Jim) Andrew, who died September 14, 1998.
Surviving are a daughter, Eldora (William) Wallencheck of Uniontown; a sister, Helen Westlund of Kirkland, Wash.; two grandchildren, Jacqueline (Alan) Workman and Jay Ealy; and three great-grandchildren, Chad, Brett and Kelsey.
Deceased are two brothers, Joseph Marks Jr. and Edward J. Marks, and a sister, Elizabeth Klein.
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 395 East Maiden Street, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2006, with Pastor Larry Deemer officiating. Burial will follow in Prosperity Cemetery.
(August 21, 1932 – October 4, 2009)
Ann McAlister McGowan Andrew, 77, of Washington and Melbourne, Florida, died Sunday, October 4, 2009, in Donnell House.
She was born August 21, 1932, in Monongahela, a daughter of the late J. Donald and Sophia Ludwig McAlister.
Mrs. Andrew attended grade school in Scenery Hill and graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1950.
She worked for the United Way and PNC Bank. After leaving the bank in 1970, she worked as an executive secretary in the development office at Washington and Jefferson College, retiring in 1995 after 25 years of service. After her husband’s death in 1997, she was elected to fill his office as president of the Old Elizabeth Mutual Insurance Company.
Mrs. Andrew enjoyed cooking, gardening, spending winters in Florida, and volunteering at Neighbor Health Center in the Outpatient Department. She was a member of The Washington Hospital Auxiliary, life member of Pennsylvania Parent-Teacher Association and a former member of Washington Chapter 407 of the Order of Eastern Star.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and a loving caregiver to her husbands and her daughter, Kathy.
Mrs. McGowan was a member of Faith United Presbyterian Church and a former member of First Christian Church.
On October 18, 1950, in Scenery Hill, she married Robert L. McGowan, who died June 11, 1997.
On December 9, 2000, she married D. Reed Andrew, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Linda M. Brezinski and her husband, Mark M. Brezinski, of Washington, and Nancy M. Waddle and her husband, Dr. Keith A. Waddle, of Huntingdon; a sister, Marian M. Lancaster of Brighton, Michigan; six grandchildren, John Robert (Anita) Neal of Paradise, Texas, Jay D. (Kelly) Cowieson of Houston, Texas, Nicole W. (Michael) Magee of Smyrna, Georgia, Jill L. (Dr. Robert Jr.) Daniels of Washington, Sean A. Waddle (fiancée Christie Black) of Huntingdon and Matthew Brezinski of Washington; five great-grandchildren, Lauren and Brody Cowieson, Logan and Lexi Daniels and Lilly Magee; step great-grandchildren, Zane and Bridget Meyer of Paradise, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a daughter, Kathy McGowan-Neal; and two brothers, Donald L. McAlister and Paul D. McAlister.
Friends will be received Wednesday from 4 till 8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 till 11 a.m., the hour of service, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 395 East Maiden Street, Washington, with Rev. Dr. Charles Perrine officiating. Burial will follow in Beallsville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Washington and Jefferson Scholarship Fund, 60 South Lincoln Street, Washington, PA 15301; Donnell House, Hospice Care of the Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301; or to American Cancer Society, 331 South Main Street, Washington PA 15301.