Saturday, June 6, 2009

Mary Ella Smith Spangler
, 84, of 905 Old National Pike, Brownsville, died Friday 8, 1974 at 12:35 Washington.
Born May 31, 1889 in Centerville, she was a daughter of Henry and Maggie smith.
She was a member of the Centerville United Methodist church.
Her first husband, Raymond Hancock is deceased. Her second husband, the Rev. Ralph Edward Spangler, died July 12, 1954.
Surviving are three stepsons: the Rev. J. Sheldon Spangler and Budd F. Spangler, both of Pittsburgh and the Rev. D. True Spangler of Beaver Falls.
One sister, Rena Ellsworth died June 25, 1960.

Emma Rebecca Irvin
, 65, of 251 North Avenue, Washington, died Wednesday, February 6, 1974, at 5:45 a.m. in Washington Hospital after an illness of nine weeks.
She was born in East Finley Township, December 12, 1908, a daughter of the late James H. and Mamie Gamble Irvin. The family moved to Washington in 1918, and she had made her home here since that time.
Miss Irvin attended the East Washington schools, graduating from East Washington High School in 1927, and Washington business College in 1928.
She was a member of the Church of the Covenant and the women’s Association of the church; the Y.W.C.A., Friends of the Library, and the women’s Auxiliary to Washington Hospital, in all of which she was active as long as her health permitted.
Surviving are a sister, Mabel E. Irvin, Washington; a brother, John V. Irvin, Grand Junction, Colo., and several nieces and nephews. Three brothers, William Donald, James Paul and Fred Gamble Irvin, are deceased.

William McC. Richardson
, 72, a member of the Washington School board from 1943 to 1963, was dead on arrival at Washington Hospital at 11 a.m. Monday, April 1, 1974.
A resident of 204 McClane Farm Road, he was born May 27, 1901, in Washington, a son of David W. and Etha McCausland Richardson.
A life-long resident of Washington, Mr. Richardson was a member of the church of the Covenant. He owned and operated the Richardson Candy Company from 1936 – 1963 when he retired. For 50 years Mr. Richardson was a member of Washington Lodge No. 164 F and AM. He was also a member of the Washington Royal Arch Chapter No. 150 and the Jacque DeMolay Commandry No. 3. He was also a past commander of that group. He graduated from Washington and Jefferson College in 1923.
On October 8, 1929, he was married to Gertrude E. McLoney of Washington, who died December 25, 1969.
Surviving from this marriage are a son, William A. Richardson of Neptune, N.J.; a daughter, Cora Elizabeth, wife of Ronald Krueger of Davenport, Iowa, and five grandchildren.
January 19, 1972, he was married to Mrs. Freda Detling Henry of Washington, who survives.
Also surviving are one step-daughter, Beverly, wife of Robert W. Storrick of Venetia, and four step-grandchildren.

JONES (Sept 17, 1972)
Walter W. Jones
of Moscow, Idaho, formerly of Centerville, died in the Veterans Hospital of Seattle, Wash., at 6 a.m. Wednesday, September 6, 1972, after a long illness.
He was born February 4, 1917, in Centerville, a son of harry and Gertrude Hormell Jones.
Surviving are four sisters, Alice Pendo of Belle Vernon, Agnes Humphries of Pico Rivera, Calif., Nellie Sloan, Monterey Park, Calif., and Helen Nassi of Prescott, Ariz.; two brothers, Harry Jones of Whittier, Calif., and Clarence Jones Orlando, Fla.; also several nieces and nephews including Marilyn Loulis of Monessen.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

David A. Jones
, 72, of Charleroi R.D.1., Fallowfield Township, died Tuesday, May 28, 1974, in the Charleroi Division of Monongahela Valley Hospital Inc.
He was born October 4, 1901, in Fallowfield Township, a son of John David and Emma Duvall Jones, and had lived in Fallowfield Township all his life.
Mr. Jones was a retired school teacher, having taught in Somerset Township, Brownsville and Fallowfield Township. He was a member of Grace Methodist Church, Coal Center, and was past master of Charleroi Lodge No. 615, F & AM. He was also past commander of McKeen Commandry No. 80, Knights Templar.
He was a member of the Pennsylvania Society of sons of American Revolution; Monessen Royal Arch Chapter No. 290; the Genealogical Society of southwestern Pennsylvania, and the Right worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania.
Surviving are his widow, Elta McCrory Jones; two daughters, Dr. Kathleen Jones, of Indiana, Pa. and Mrs. John (Eileen) Leasure, of Portersville, Calif.; one son, David Wendell Jones, of Charleroi; one stepson, William B. Comer, Monongahela; one step-daughter, Carole comer, of Pittsburgh; two brothers, J. Russell Jones, of Charleroi R.D.1, and A. Clifford Jones, of Bentleyville, and two grand-children.

Clyde E. Nixon
, 76, of 524, Franklin Farms Road, Washington, died Sunday, February 1, 1976, at 11:30 a.m.
He was born February 9, 1899, in Uniontown, a son of Robert and Cecelia Nixon.
He was a member of the Church of the Covenant, serving as treasurer of the church. He was also an active elder of the Fairmont, W. Va., and Buchannan, W. Va., Presbyterian Churches, where he formerly was a member.
Mr. Nixon was a retired chief clerk of accounting for the Bethlehem Mines Corp., Buchannan, W. Va., retiring in 1965.
He was a graduate of Ellsworth High School and attended the University of Pittsburgh.
A Charter member of past commander of American Legion Post 165, Bentleyville, Mr. Nixon served in the signal Corps during world War I.
He was a former member of the development commission of Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, W. Va.
He was married June 9, 1928, in New Castle to Edna L. Davidson, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Clyde Gaylord Nixon of Ann Arbor, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. James Watson of Belle Vernon, and Mrs. William Demchak of Vandergrift, and three grandchildren, Scott, Ann Bradley and Lisa Nixon.

Ernest L. Smith
, 84, of Centerville Borough, Fredericktown, R.S.1, died at 9 a.m. Friday, August 8, 1975, in the Washington Hospital Extended Care Facility.
He was born July 5, 1891 in Centerville and was the son of Charles A. and Jennie L. Spindler Smith.
A life-long resident of the area, he was a member of the Centerville United Methodist Church and was a veteran of World War I. He retired from Columbia Gas Company in 1956.
He was married June 17, 1914 to Elizabeth K. Moser. They had celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary this summer.
Surviving in addition to his widow is a daughter, Mildred E. Smith, at home. Three brothers, John, Leland and Ralph are deceased.

Margaret M. Dille
of 2898 Jefferson Avenue, Washington, died Thursday, July 31, 1975, at 11 a.m. in the Washington Hospital.
She was born in Prosperity, the daughter of Hugh H. and Jessie Preston Dille.
Miss Dille was a graduate of Washington High School and was formerly employed as a teller; first with the Washington Trust company for nine years, and later with the Washington union Bank for 20 years.
She was a member of the Church of the Covenant of Washington and that church’s women’s Association: and was a soloist for many years in several area churches.
Miss Dille was a member of the Quota Club of Washington and Lincoln Chapter 112, Order of the eastern Star.
Surviving are: a brother, C. Preston Dille; two sisters, Hester B. Dille of Washington and Mrs. Rex Garnet Allison with whom she lived; several cousins.

G. Raymond Zimmerman
, 68, of 800 East Beau Street, Washington, died at 6:25 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 1975, in the Washington Hospital Extended Care Facility.
He was born January 3, 1907, in Duquesne, a son of Mrs. May E. Quigley Zimmerman and the late George A. Zimmerman.
He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of Bethel Park, and sang in the choir and was active in the Church of the Covenant, Washington.
A 1924 graduate of Duquesne High School and a 1928 graduate of Pennsylvania State College, he taught throughout the Mon Valley and was a training engineer for United States Steel Corporation, retiring in January, 1972.
Mr. Zimmerman was a charter member of the Duquesne Kiwanis Club and held the offices of president and lieutenant governor, and was a life member of Theta Xi national fraternity.
On June 14, 1929, he married Alice Moffat, who survives.
Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. May Zimmerman, Washington; two sons, G. Richard Zimmerman, Washington, and John C. Zimmerman, El Chaon, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Roger (Doris) Purnelle, San Diego, Calif., and seven grandchildren.

Anna Belle Noble
, 80, of North Main Street Extension, formerly of 179 Ellis Avenue, died in Washington Hospital Thursday, September 13, 1979, at 2 p.m. following a two year illness.
She was born in Donegal July 27, 1899, a daughter of William and Minnie McKanan Pattison.
Mrs. Noble was a Baptist.
In 1958 she married Harry E. Noble of Claysville who survives with the following children: Minnie Klein, Washington; Callielee, wife of Edward Kimble, Lexington, Ky.; Eve Boucher, Washington; Margaret Ruth Harris, state of Kentucky; a brother, Lambert Pattison, Washington; two sisters, Mrs. Leona Hunt and Mrs. Irene Berisford, both of Washington.
Also surviving are 37 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
A brother, Sylvia Pattison is deceased.

Bernard H. Berman
of 685 North Wade Avenue, Washington, died at 5:50 p.m. Monday, January 14, 1980, at home.
He was born April 16, 1915, in Washington, the son of the late Esther and Samuel Berman.
Dr. Berman attended elementary school in Washington and graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh.
He was a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College and the Medical School of the University of Cincinnati.
During World War II, Dr. Berman served for four years overseas in the Medical corps of the United States Army, and was discharged as a major.
He served his residency in internal medicine and held a fellowship in cardiology at the University of Cincinnati Medical School before entering private practice in Washington in 1949.
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Berman was a member of the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and belonged to the Beth Israel Synagogue where he was serving as a member of the board of directors. He was also a member of Rudolph Hanau Lodge 576 of B’nai B’rith and the Judge David H. Weiner District of the Zionist Organization of America.
Dr. Berman was a senior active member in Rotary, a fellow in the American College of Cardiology, and a member of the American Federation of Clinical Research.
He served as president of the Washington County medical society and was the founder of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Heart Association. He was among the founders of the LeMoyne Center and served on the board for a number of years, and also served on the boards of Brownson House and Visiting Nurses Association.
Dr. Berman held two patents which were designed to prevent thrombosis in post-coronary and surgical patients.
On December 14, 1947, he married Martha Yorkin, who survives. He is also survived by two daughters, Diane Berman of Pittsburgh and Dr. Linda Berman of Los Angeles, Calif.; and a brother, Louis Berman of Miami Beach, Fla.

Lena Bailey Bell
, of Washington, 96, died Thursday, February 8, 1979.
She was born January 18, 1883, in Washington, a daughter of Henry T. and Mary-Emma Swart Bailey.
She attended the Washington Seminary and graduated from Mrs. Sayward’s School in Philadelphia. She attended Skidmore College and was a graduate of the New York School of Decoration. While living in Paris, she attended the Parson School of Design.
Mrs. Bell was a worldwide traveler, and in 1965 completed a trip around the world. She traveled through Europe collecting antique furniture and objects d’art for decorators and business firms in the United States.
In 1921 Mrs. Bell received official orders from the American Embassy in Paris to proceed on the diplomatic train to Vienna, Austrian and from there to Budapest, Hungary, where she acted as hostess in connection with the American Embassy. U. Grant Smith of Washington was serving as high Commissioner there. Later Mrs. Bell was sent to Morocco on a goodwill mission, where she was entertained by the El Glauoi Frances, native dictator in Morocco, by the French High commissioner and by the Sultan.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Colonists, the Welcome Society of Philadelphia, the Current Events Clyb and the First Presbyterian Church of Washington.
Mrs. Bell was the widow of Col. J. Franklin Bell of Washington D.C., the former engineer commissioner of that city.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Carlyle E. Maw of New York; a brother, Lawrence w. Bailey of Washington; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Helen Giles Carter
, 79, of 850 Beech Street, Washington, died at 8 pm, Monday, December, 29, 1980, in Washington Hospital.
She was born February 12, 1901, in Washington, a daughter of Reed Z. and Mabel L. Cox Giles.
She was a member of First Christian Church of Washington, the Christian Women’s Fellowship and Sunday school class No. 13 of the church.
On May 9, 1923, she was married in Washington to Martin Carter, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, the Rev. Reed M. Carter of Bowling Green, Ky.; a daughter Mrs. James B. (Marilyn Jean) Boswell, Saint Peters, MO.; a brother, Walter R. Giles, Washington; six grandchildren, three nieces and two nephews.
A daughter, Beverly Dale Carter, and three brothers, Gerald, LeVaughn and George Giles, are deceased.

Mrs. Claudia L. Hootman
, 45, of 2016 Plunkett Street, Hollywood, Fla., died at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, October 16, 1973 in Doctor’s Hospital, Hollywood.
She was born December 7, 1927, in Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Claude Chase, and had lived in Florida for the past 15 years, moving there from Washington.
Mrs. Hootman was a member of the Hollywood Hills Methodist Church, and was treasurer of Xi Alpha Chi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi in Hollywood.
Surviving are her husband James (Jim) Hootman; two sisters, Eve Lou Knorr of Great Falls, Mont., and Frieda Morgan Sumter, S.C., and two brothers, Claude Chase of Kokomo, Ind., and Arthur chase of Miami, Ind.

DOMAN (funeral card)
Mary Frances
[Hill] Doman – born October 30, 1912 in Centerville, Pennsyvlania. Passed away Marcy 2, 1977 in Pasadena, California. Services held Marcy 5, 1977 at 11:00 a.m. in the Little Church of the Flowers. Service conducted by The Reverend John F. Black or North Glendale United Methodist Church, Glendale, California. Organist - Dr. R. Donald Curry. Funeral director - Forest Lawn Mortuary, Glendale. Interment – Inspiration Slope Section, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California.

Austin Amos
, a resident of Washington for the past 30 years, celebrated his 92nd birthday in his home at 133 Maple Avenue.
He was born July 17, 1859, in Beallsville, a son of George and Isabelle Snyder Amos. When he was a young boy the family moved to Deemston Borough where he spent his young manhood. He received his education at Thompson’s School, a one-room building.
Mr. Amos’ health is good for one of his years. He takes daily walks and does odd jobs about his home such as mowing the lawn and pulling weeds. . He is an ardent baseball fan and faithful Pirate rooter.

Ross C. Dorsey
, 76, 163 Greenhill Dr., Washington, was dead on arrival at Washington Hospital at 3:30 p.m. yesterday. He formerly resided at Brownsville R.D.2.
Mr. Dorsey was born March 15, 1897, in Centerville, the son of Charles I. and Annie Watkins Dorsey, and was married Oct. 5, 1921, in Wapello, Iowa, to bonnie Mosier, who survives.
He was a member of the Church of the Covenant, Washington, and a former member of the Taylor United Methodist Church.
Mr. Dorsey was a 1920 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio.
He was a member and director of the Washington rotary club and past president of the Brownsville Rotary Club. He was also on the board of directors of the Taylor Cemetery Assn. Prior to his retirement in 1962, he was employed at the Brownsville office of Gallatin national Bank.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie d. Morrow, Washington; four grandchildren; Cathy, William, Jenne and David Morrow, all of Washington; two sisters: Mrs. Grace Hill, Washington, and Mr. Marjorie Cleaver Apache Junction, Ariz.
A son, Charles M. Dorsey, died Feb 27, 1935.

DORSEY – funeral announcement
Dorsey, Ross C
– 76, 163 Greenhill Dr., Washington, formerly of Brownsville R.D.2, was dead on arrival at Washington Hospital at 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 2, 1973. Friends will be received after 7 p.m. today and until noon Thursday, April 5, in the John b. Greenlee funeral Home, Beallsville, when the body will be removed to the Taylor United Methodist Church, Centerville Boro, to lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m., the hour of service with the Rev. Bryan J. Cannon and the Rev. Roger Cramer officiating. Burial in Taylor Cemetery, Centerville Boro. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make offerings are asked to remember the Rotary International Foundation through local Rotary Clubs.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew B. Carlisle, Linwood Drive, Washington R.D.3, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary at an open house in their home on Sunday, May 22, between the hours of 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. They were married at a ceremony in the bride’s home, 2525 Jefferson Avenue, Washington, on May 23, 1952, by the Rev. James s. Seaman. Mr. Carlisle is a son of the late David and June Bedillion Carlisle. He is a dairy farmer and a member of the American Guernsey Cattle Club. Mrs. Carlisle, the former Ruth E. Ellis, is the daughter of the late Clarence and Mary Ellis of Wolfdale. She is a Past Matron of the Martha V. Paul Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. They are members of the Third U.P Church where she has served as a deacon, elder and Sunday school teacher. They are parents of four children, David Carlisle, Avella R.D.1; John Carlisle, Kathy Carlisle and Karen Carlisle, at home. The children who are planning the open house invite relatives, friends and neighbors to attend and ask that gifts be omitted.

HILL 50th Anniversary Observed
The 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Heston M. Hill of 665 Donnan Avenue, Washington, will be observed at an open house reception on Sunday, Oct 17, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall at the Church of the Covenant. All relatives and friends are invited. The couple requests that gifts be omitted. Mr. Hill is the son of the late Ira and Ora Hill or Centerville. Mrs. Hill is the daughter of the late Charles and Anna Dorsey of Brownsville. The couple was married in the bride’s home on October 16, 1926, by the Rev. G. Meade Daugherty. The Hills have two sons, George, of McMurray, and David, of Clarence, N.Y. A daughter and son are deceased. There are five grandchildren, Jeff and Linda of McMurray, and Karen Ferrick of Plum Borough, Debbie and Judy Hill of Clarence, N.Y. Mr. Hill was employed by Mellon Bank for 39 years. At the time of his retirement he was an assistant vice president. He was a member of the Washington School board for 30 years and a member of the Kiwanis Club of Washington.

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