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Phyllis Rudy Watson
June 13, 2021
Phyllis Lee Bonner Rudy Watson, 79, of Bulger; formerly of Langeloth, passed away on Sunday afternoon, June 13, 2021 in the Washington Hospital. She was born on January 24, 1942 a daughter of the late Stewart and Nancy McGinnis Bonner. After finishing cosmetology and beauty school, she was the owner of Phillis's Beauty Boutique which she started in Burgettstown and later moved to her home in Langeloth. She enjoyed gardening, her dog Coco and... Read More »
Joseph Matthew Dumbovich
June 8, 2021
Joseph Matthew Dumbovich, a lifelong resident of Slovan, passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 in the Donnell House, Washington. He was born on January 13, 1927 in Slovan, son of the late Matthew Dumbovich and Mary Santeck Dumbovich. Mr. Dumbovich was a proud veteran of WWII, serving from February 2, 1944 until May 6, 1946. He enlisted in the United States Navy soon after graduating from Burgettstown Union High School and attended boot camp... Read More »
William Knisley
June 8, 2021
William Alfred Knisley, 89, of Paris; Hanover Twp., passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon June 8, 2021 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 13, 1932 in Jefferson a son of the late Howard Ernest and Lena Mable Martin Knisley. A 15 ½ year veteran of the United States Army and Navy, he served during the Korean War and retired from Weir-Cove Moving and Storage where he was a truck driver and a lifetime member... Read More »
David Scruppi
June 8, 2021
David Scruppi, 81, of Cherry Valley passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, June 8, 2021 in his home with his loving wife at his side. He was born on June 1, 1940 a son of the late Peter and Mary Stanish Scruppi Mr. Scruppi served in the United States Army as a PFC in the 54th Artillery Group, Ft. Bragg, NC. After retiring from J&L Steel in Aliquippa, he founded H.T. Water Service before working for Dellaria Ford-Lincoln-Mercury in... Read More »
John R. Baker, Jr.
May 29, 2021
John R. Baker, Jr., 76, of Burgettstown; Jefferson Twp., passed away on Saturday afternoon May 29, 2021 in the Washington Hospital. He was born on May 5, 1945 in Sewickley a son of the late John R. Baker, Sr. and Ruth Reed Baker. A graduate of the South Side Beaver High School, he worked for J&L Steel in Aliquippa and retired from Climax Molybdenum in Langeloth. He enjoyed working on classic cars especially his 1950's Chevy Truck, working... Read More »
Sandy Borsos
May 25, 2021
Sandra (Sandy) Borsos, 73, a lifelong resident of Atlasburg, passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday May 25, 2021 in UPMC Magee Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born on January 18, 1948, the daughter of the late Michael A. Borsos, Sr. and Marie L. Durko Borsos. A 1965 graduate of the Union High School in Burgettstown, she was a nurse at John J. Kane Regional Center and provided home health care with local elderly residents. Sandy was a... Read More »
Rita Wolanski
May 25, 2021
Rita Eileen Wolanski, 82, of Clinton, passed away on Tuesday morning, May 25, 2021 in Premier Washington Nursing Center. She was born on October 14, 1938 in Slovan, a daughter of the late Charles Edwin"Peck" and Mero Thrapp James. A 1957 graduate of the Union High School in Burgettstown, she worked for Colliers Steel in WV and RB&W in Sewickley. Mrs. Wolanski was a faithful member of the New Life Worship Center in Weirton, WV where she... Read More »
Anna Pendracky Moore
May 18, 2021
Anna Helen Pendracky Moore, 92, of Bulger, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, May 18, 2021 in Transitions Healthcare, Washington where she had been a resident the past 5 years after suffering complications from a stroke. She was born on June 13, 1928 in Joffre a daughter of the late Albert and Julia Kissel Pendracky. She attended Union High School in Burgettstown and graduated from the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy, and worked as a beautician for... Read More »
Mark Beaver
May 7, 2021
Mark L. Beaver, 67, of McDonald, passed away unexpectedly on Friday May 7, 2021. He was born November 25, 1953, the son of Janet Watson and Lawrence Beaver. Mark was a loving father, retired chef, and grandfather (AKA pappy long beard) to several grandchildren most notably Jacob Junior. If you ever had the privilege to meet Mark you would know that he was a hippie at heart who enjoyed his cannabis and whiskey. Mark lived by his own moral code,... Read More »
Donald Eugene Tustin
May 6, 2021
Donald Eugene Tustin, 69, of Burgettstown passed away peacefully on Thursday May 6, 2021 in his home. He was born on April 5, 1952 in Follansbee, a son of the late Ethel Josephine Estvan Tustin Kahlbaugh and Hugh Henry Tustin, Sr. Don graduated from Burgettstown High School, and started his working life under the guiding mentorship of Richard Warner at Lukon Farm in Cherry Valley. He then worked in the meat department for Shop 'n Save in Moon... Read More »
Erma Slopek
May 2, 2021
Erma Slopek , 96 of Burgettstown passed away on May 2, 2021at the home of her daughter in Somerset, PA. She was born July 8, 1924 a daughter of the late Frank Bailey and Dorothy George Worlyn. She graduated from Chartiers Township High School in 1943. She was an avid reader, enjoyed family vacations, and especially enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of Burgettstown Presbyterian Church. On March... Read More »
Christopher James Mullen
April 30, 2021
Christopher James Mullen, 49, of Slovan, passed away unexpectedly of Friday, April 30, 2021 in his home. He was born on August 3, 1971 a son of the late James Mullen and spent most of his early life in Pittsburgh before moving to Slovan. A graduate of the Keystone Oaks High School, he worked as an independent carpet installer. He is survived by his son William Mullen of Burgettstown; his step son James Franks of Uniontown; and a sister Jamie... Read More »
Rose Verno Sprando
April 25, 2021
Rose M. Verno Sprando, 101, of Slovan, passed away on Sunday morning April 25, 2021 in the Washington Hospital. She was born on August 7, 1919 in Canonsburg a daughter of the late John and Mary Stacio Verno. Mrs. Sprando was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church of St. Isidore the Farmer Parish in Burgettstown and was an excellent cook and baker. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, gardening and maintaining her lawn. Her... Read More »
Walter Welshans
April 16, 2021
Walter Lewis Welshans, 69, of Langeloth, passed away unexpectedly on Friday April 16, 2021. He was born on May 31, 1951 in Steubenville, OH a son of Mary Perkins Welshans of Burgettstown and the late Emerson Welshans. Walter was well known for driving the Ice Cream Truck in the area and enjoyed hunting. In addition to his mother he is survived by his son Christopher Welshans; step daughters Connie Markish of Atlasburg and Cindy Kyzer (Matt)... Read More »
Michael
April 15, 2021
On Thursday, April 15th, 2021, Michael James Vigliotti, beloved father of three, friend to almost everyone he met, and cherished member of his family, passed peacefully at home in Salem, Ohio. Michael was born on June 24th, 1965, the son ofAnne Marie Vigliotti of Burgettstown and the late Ralph James Vigliotti. He graduated from Burgettstown High School (1983) and continued his education at California University of Pennsylvania, earning both his... Read More »