Saturday, April 11, 2009

More obits

David B. Strott
., 52, of Lakewood, Colo., died Monday, April 21, 1980, at Louviers, Col., as a result of an accident.
Born January 11, 1928, in Washington, he was the son of A.W.T. Strott Sr. of Washington and the late Ruth L. Strott.
Mr. Strott was reared and educated in Pennsylvania and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Miami in Florida. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
In Claysville, he married the former Jean McCullough on June 16, 1951. They moved to Colorado in 1966.
At the time of his death Mr. Strott was plant manager for Molycorp, Inc., in Louviers, Colo.
Surviving, in addition to his father who resides in Washington, and his wife, are two sons and two daughters, David B. Strott Jr., Dane Kit Strott, Jean Elizabeth Strott and Jan Christian Strott, all of Lakewood, Colo.; and one granddaughter, Jessica Lynn Strott.
Also surviving are one sister and three brothers; Leola M. Sheffler of Granville, Ohio; Dr. Charles A. Strott of Rockville, MD., A. W. Ted Strott Jr. and S.S.G. Richard M. Strott, both of Washington.
Services will be held at 1 pm Thursday, April 24, at the St. Andrew United Presbyterian Church, Denver, Colo., with burial in Fort Logan national Cemetery, Denver.

VERY (1980)
Penn State Great Dexter Very Dies
Dexter W. Very, one of the greatest players in the early days of Penn State University football, and a resident of Washington for 25 years, died Saturday, Sept 27, in State college.
Very, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, would have observed his 91st birthday Nov 27. He played at Penn State from 1909 through 1912 starting every game at right end on offense and defense. He was named on several All-American teams as the Nittany Lions compiled a 26-2-4 record. He was named to the College Hall of Fame in 1976.
In 1912, when Penn State was undefeated and untied in eight games, Very caught eight passes for 187 yards, scored nine touchdowns and made 240 yards on kick returns. He also ran the end around play 17 times for 234 yards.
That year, although he was overlooked for the second year in a row by Walter Camp, at that time selector of the most prestigious All-America team, and placed on his second squad. Bery was rated by seven other authorities in New York, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Scranton and was almost a unanimous All-East selection.
Penn State had compiled an 8-0-1 record in 1911 when Very served as team captain.
Born in 1889 in Susquehanna County, he played his first competitive football at Soldiers’ Orphan Industrial School at Scotland, PA. At Penn State, he also played on the soccer team and was an outstanding wrestler in the 158-pound division. He won both 175-pound and heavyweight titles in the AAU tournament in Atlantic City, N.J., in 1917.
He was an active member of the Washington Kiwanis Club while living in the city.
Very was the last surviving member of coach Bill Hollenback’s undefeated and untied Penn State team, whose record stood until 1968.
He expressed no desire to play or officiate in professional football but was active for many years as a college and high school official. His major assignments included several Army-Navy games and the 1933 Rose Bowl contest between Pitt and Southern California.

John M. Olshock,
91, of the Beallsville area, died at 1:15 pm Saturday, January 24, 1981, in Brownsville Hospital.
He was born May 14, 1889, in Austria, a son of John and Mildred M. Olshock.
Mr. Olshock was a Protestant. He was a retired employee of Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. He farmed in Deemston Borough for many years.
On May 17, 1915, he married Anna Franks, who survives along with one son, John M. Olshock of Tulsa, Okla.; and daughter, Anne, wife of John D. Cleaver of Richeyville; two grandsons, John T. Olshock of Washington and Dr. Richard C. Olshock of Denver, Col,; one great-grandson; and one great-granddaughter.

OLSHOCK – funeral notice
Friends of John M. Olshock of the Beallsville area, who died Saturday, January 24, 1981, will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 pm. Tuesday in the Greenlee funeral Home, Beallsville, where services will be held at 11:30 am Wednesday, January 28, by the Rev. William H. Miller and the Rev. John H. Stubbs. Burial in Beallsville Cemetery.

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