(Died November 1, 2003)
(March 27, 1937 – October 13, 2008)
Mary Kathryn Donley Mitchell, 71, of Washington, died Monday, October 13, 2008, in The Washington Hospital.
She was born March 27, 1937, in McKeesport, a daughter of Brady and Ruth Moore Harshman Donley.
Mrs. Mitchell was a homemaker.
In October 1975, she married Leonard Rick Mitchell, who died October 24, 1997.
Surviving are a son, John Mitchell of Washington; a daughter, Debbie McMasters of Washington; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received 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 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 16th, with Rev. Floyd Marasco officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
Washington resident enjoyed big band music Velma Irene Mitchell, 85, of Washington, died at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2003, in Kade Nursing Home, Washington, following a lengthy illness. She was born November 24, 1917, in Washington, a daughter of Vivian and Eva M. Clutter McVehil. Mrs. Mitchell was a member of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Washington. She had been employed by Washington Laundry as a presser. Mrs. Mitchell enjoyed big band music and bowling. On July 26, 1947, she married Thomas Edward Mitchell, who died September 2, 1987. Surviving are two sons, Arthur Lewis Mitchell of Elizabeth and Timothy Edward Mitchell of Canonsburg; a daughter, Edith Loretta Mitchell Dreiman of Livermore, Calif.; a twin sister, Virginia Baldwin of Woodlands, Texas; and three grandchildren, Ryan A. and Matthew S. Mitchell and Thomas C. Dreiman. Deceased are three brothers, Ronald and Frank Clemons and James Clutter.
MITCHELL – Friends of Velma Irene Mitchell of Washington, who died Tuesday, February 11, 2003, will be received from 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, February 14, with the Rev. Susan VandeKappelle officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray.
(November 29, 1913 – March 11, 2002)
W&J graduate James D. Moffat III, 88, of Omaha, Neb., died March 11, 2002, in Indianapolis, Ind. He was born November 29, 1913, in Indianapolis, a son of James D. Moffat Jr. Mr. Moffat’s family lived with his aunts, Hattie and Blanch Moffat, at 395 East Maiden Street, Washington, from 1920 to 1929, and he stayed with them again attending to Washington & Jefferson College. After graduating from Washington & Jefferson in 1936, he was employed by Trans World Airlines from 1940 to 1970, when he retired to become manager of Employees Credit Union of National Airlines in Miami, Fla. In 1978, he again retired and moved to Bella Vista, Ark., where he was active in Bella Vista Property Owners Association, Crime Watch and Bella Vista Arts and Crafts Association. Mr. Moffat’s grandfather, James D. Moffat, was president of Washington & Jefferson from 1882 to 1915. Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Star of Kansas City, Mo., and Linda Antonelli of Omaha; three sisters, Clara Moffat of Sun City, Fla., Mary Finkbeiner of Gambier, Ohio, and Jane Pallme of Corpus Christi, Texas; a brother, Charles Moffat of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; and eight grandchildren, Jeanette Curtis, Louis James, Rebecca, Christopher and Dominic Antonelli, Victoria Moffat, James D. Moffat V and Micayla Moffat. Deceased are his wife of 54 years, Vivian Hands Moffat, who died November 30, 1999; and his son, James D. Moffat IV, who died February 26, 2000. MOFFAT – Memorial services for James D. Moffat III of Omaha, Neb., who died March 11, 2002, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 395 East Maiden Street (the former Moffat home), Washington, with Pastor Gary Gibson officiating.
(November 22, 1976 – November 22, 2010)
Gregory Scott Molinaro, 34, of Washington, died November 22, 2010 in UPMC – Presbyterian, Pittsburgh.
He was born November 22, 1976, in Washington, a son of John and Ethel F. Glendenning Molinaro of Washington.
Mr. Molinaro was a graduate of Trinity High School and Washington Hospital School of Nursing. He also attended California University of Pennsylvania.
For eight years, he worked as a registered nurse at The Washington Hospital and was last employed as a Registered Nurse for TRIPIL, Inc.
Mr. Molinaro was a member of Covenant Life Fellowship. He enjoyed reading, especially the Bible, and music. Mr. Molinaro was a supporter of Bible League International, which distributes Bibles throughout the world.
On November 4, 2006, he married Jaime Rae Ardeno, who survives.
Also surviving are a step-son, Anthony Jordan Wright of Burgettstown; and three sisters, Leslie D. Molinaro, Jonna L. Alderson and Kelly C. Willard, all of Washington.
Friends will be received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Additional visitation will be held from Noon to 1 p.m. Monday, November 29th, in Covenant Life Fellowship, 55 Point View Drive, Washington, followed by a service at 1:30 p.m., with Pastor Craig Bellis officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
(August 7, 1929 – September 9, 2004)
Friends of James Molinaro, Sr., 75, of Washington, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Friday in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where a blessing service will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2004, at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery.
Opal Day Hower Mollenauer, 88, of Washington, died at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2007, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.
She was born May 21, 1919, in Washington, a daughter of Hiram Paul Day and Rebecca Romaine Keeney Day.
Mrs. Mollenauer attended a two-room school in Pancake, now Pancake Inn, and graduated from Trinity High School.
She worked part-time as a clerk in Murphy’s and Woolworth’s in Washington. She also worked as an assembler for 13 years for RCA in both the Meadow Lands and Canonsburg plants.
Mrs. Mollenauer was a member of AARP.
Her first husband, Stanley W. Hower, died in 1960.
On November 20, 1962, she married Lawrence William Mollenauer, who died June 27, 1982.
Surviving are a son, Stanley W. (Joan) Hower Jr. of North Charleston, S.C.; a daughter, Audrey Rotunda of Washington; a stepson, Elmer E. “Billy” (Pat) Mollenauer of Warren, Ohio; a sister, Helen Day Barlow of Washington; eight grandchildren, Frank Rotunda Jr., Cynthia Rotunda (Scott) Pruce, Jodie (David) Smith, Schelley Hower, Virginia Louise (Gunput) Wahg, Darlene Price, Donald (Tina) Greer and James (Jeanine) Greer; three stepgrandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
Deceased are two daughters, Rebecca Joyce Hower, who died in 1992, and Margaretta Darlene “Peg” Hower, who died in 2005; a grandson, Shawn Greer; and two brothers, Paul Preston Day and Thomas Franklin Day.
Mrs. Mollenauer’s maternal grandparents were Franklin Keeney and Rebecca Jane Blake Keeney, and her paternal grandparents were Thomas Axtell Day and Sarah Melissa Cary Day. She was descended from many early pioneers of Washington County who arrived as early as 1781. Hannah Gould Axtell Lincoln arrived with her son, Thomas Axtell, and his wife, Mary Tuttle, and their children. Mary Doty Cooper settled here with her son, Zebulon Cooper, and his wife, Mary White, and their children in 1777. Mary Doty was the daughter of Jonathan Doty of New Jersey, whose father was Samuel Doty and grandfather was Edward Doty of the Mayflower, both of Massachusetts. John Clutter, a Revolutionary War soldier, and his wife, Ruth Wade, of New Jersey, arrived in Pennsylvania with their children following his military service. Their daughter, Elizabeth Clutter, married Nathan Axtell, son of above-mentioned Thomas Axtell. Their daughter, Ellen Axtell, married Thomas Day, son of Darling Day, who arrived as a single man in Washington before 1790. Thomas and Ellen Axtell Day’s son, Hiram, was the father of Thomas Axtell Day, who married Sarah Melissa Cary. She was the daughter of Daniel Madison Cary and Mary Huss. Daniel Madison Cary was the son of Daniel Cary and Mary Cooper, who was the daughter of above-mentioned Zebulon Cooper.
Friends will be received from 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 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
Additional information and guest book are online at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
(Died June 29, 2005)
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(November 25, 1941 – March 11, 2010)
He was born November 25, 1941, in Washington, a son of Margaret A. Jordan Moninger Bonner of Washington and the late Orley Delbert “Buck” Moninger.
Mr. Moninger graduated from Bridgeport High School in Bridgeport, West Virginia and, in 1966, graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in biochemistry.
He had lived in the Houston, Texas, area since 1970, where he and Jeff Barton, his business partner, owned and operated several businesses.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are two brothers, Duane (Sue) Moninger and Dick (Barb) Moninger; a brother-in-law, Bill (Elaine) Swatts; three nephews, Greg (Nancy) Moninger, Rick Moninger and Jeff Moninger; three step-nieces, Lori (David) Orlando, Kim Hanna and Krista (Eric) Miller; two step nephews, Brad Wurtzer and Bill (Cindy) Swatts; and several great nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to his father, are a sister, Audrey Jean Moninger; stepfather, Robert F. Bonner; stepsister, Phyllis Bonner Swatts; and a niece, Leslie Moninger Leyh.
Friends will be received Noon to 2 p.m., the hour of service, Thursday, March 18th, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 395 East Maiden Street, Washington, with Rev. David Mansfield officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Hickory.