Monday, May 25, 2009

Misc. Obituaries

William A. Burson,
73, of 101 Gabby Avenue, Washington, died unexpectedly at 8:21 am. Friday, January 4, 1980, in Washington Hospital.
He was born July 15, 1906, in Washington County, a son of James C. and Sarah Wickerham Burson.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Washington; where he was an elder.
An Educator for 42 years, he was retired assistant superintendent of the Trinity Area Schools, and was a former member of Trinity Area School Board. Until 1950 he was administrator of Centerville High School, then he became principal of North Franklin Township Schools before the Trinity merger, when he became assistant superintendent.
Mr. Burson was a graduate of Centerville High School. He held a bachelor of education degree from California State College and a master of education degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
He was a member of Washington Lodge 164, F & AM, Washington royal Arch Chapter No. 150, Scottish Rite bodies, Valley of Pittsburgh, and Syria Temple A.A.O.N.M.S., and served as hospitaler’s aide for Scottish Rite Bodies of Pittsburgh.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Engineers, he was immediate past president of Washington Lions Club., a member of Beallsville Lodge no. 832, I.O.O.F.F., and past deputy of International Order of Odd Fellows; a member of National, State and past president of Washington County Retired Teachers Association.
For 11 years he served as chairman of North Franklin Township Sanitary Authority, was a former member of Greater Washington Area Parks and Recreation Commission, a member of the Beallsville Cemetery board and served on the Intermediate Unit I School Board.
His first wife, Mary Kagey Burson, died in 1953.
On April 22, 1955, he married Dorothy Arnold, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Barbara Burson, a student at Dickinson Law School, Carlisle; a sister, Mrs. Bonnie Christopher of Carmichaels; one niece and three nephews.

Mrs. May Coulter Carl
, 54, Vestaburg, died Friday, November 16, 1956, at 4 pm in Magee Hospital, Pittsburgh, after an extended illness.
She was born in Houston Run, November 16, 1902, a daughter of the late John and Cassie McCouley Coulter. Mrs. Carl has been a resident of Vestaburg for 43 years, where she was a member of Vestaburg Community church, and the Women’s Club, Mrs. Carl was also active in community affairs.
Surviving are her husband, Charles; two sons, John C., Vestaburg; and Charles M., Uniontown; two grandchildren; one sister, Louise Palmo, Centerville; and three brothers, Hollis and Art Coulter, both of Detroit; and Max Coulter, Vestaburg.

Ramaley (no year was given)
C. B. Remaley, Principal, dies
Sandy Spring, Md. May 7 – Charles B. Remaley, 44, principal of Sherwood High School here, died of a heart attack Saturday at the teachers conference in Camp Louise, near Thurmont, MD.
Remaley was graduated from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania.
He is survived by his widow and a 16 year-old son, Roger Charles Remaley; his mother, Mrs. Myrtle M. Remaley; and a sister, Lois Townsend of Murrysville, PA, and another sister, Ruth F. Remaley of Pittsburgh.

Mrs. Margaret B. A. Moody
, wife of the late George W. Moody, early business leader in Charleroi, died at 6:45 am today, at her home 700 Crest Avenue, after an illness of four months.
Mrs. Moody underwent major surgery at Presbyterian Hospital, New York city, on January 12, and returned home February 26. At the onset of her illness she entered Allegheny General Hospital and later was removed to New York for an operation.
In her early life she was associated with her husband in the ice manufacturing and general meat business, later in real estate and subsequent in theater operation from which she retired last year.
She was the daughter of the late Desire and Eugenie Chevalier Jacquelin and was born in France December 2, 1883. With her parents and sister Jennie she came to the United State when a girl of three. For approximately 55 years she was resided in Charleroi.
Mrs. Moody was a member of the Presbyterian Church, a charter member of the Quota club, and a member of Athene club.
Her sister Mrs. J. M. Trenton died six years ago on April 24, 1949. Mr. Moody passed away Feb 15, 1940.
Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Emmett S. (Mary) McCormick, Sr., of Fallbrook, Cal.; three nieces, Mrs. L. Lloyd Baker (nee Gertrude Trenton) and Miss Margaret A. Trenton, who reside at the Moody home, and Mrs. J. M. Sholl Lewis of Fallbrook. One nephew, Emmett s. McCormick, Jr. of Oakmont and four grandnephews survive.
Of a consummately charitable nature she contributed to religious and welfare organizations but sought the obscurity of a normal home life in all helpful deeds,
Her illness was the matter of deep concern and her passing, although not unexpected, a shock to many friends.

William Clayton Gillis
, of Centerville Borough, West Brownsville, RD 1 died Friday, Dec 29, 1950, at 5:18 pm in the Brownsville General Hospital. He suffered a cerebral thrombosis on December 22, following a lingering illness. Mr. Gillis had been an invalid all his life.
He was born in Centerville Borough, Oct 13, 1890, the oldest child of the late David and Jennie Hormell Gillis. He never married.
Mr. Gillis was a member of the Taylor Methodist Church.
Surviving are four brothers, James Porter Gillis, of Brownsville, R. D., John Hormell Gillis, of Uniontown; David Walter Gillis, and Demora L. Gillis, of West Browsnville, R.D. Eight nephews, two nieces and one great-nephew also survive.


Jim Ramaley said...

Although I do not know where Charles B. Remaley was buried, he was born to Samuel Henry and Myrtle (Martz) Remaley in 1911 and died while attending a teachers' conference in Thurmont, MD of a heart attack on 5 May 1956. His widow, Helen Louise (Homer) Remaley never remarried and died 19 Nov 2008 in Prince Frederick, Calvert Co, MD.

Jim Ramaley said...

Charles B. Remaley was buried 7 May 1956 at Parklawn cemetery, Rockville, Montgomery Co, MD

Debbie Day said...

Thanks for the additional information on Charles !!