Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on March 24, 2007 · Page 4
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Region Page 4— Saturday, March 24, 2007 The Indiana Gazette LATEDEATH JONES, William “Alan,” 63, Clarksburg, Bowser-Minich Funeral Home, (724) 349-3100 OBITUARIES Edwin R. Good, 87, of Burnside, died Friday, March 23, 2007, at Beverly Living Center - Mountain View, in Hillsdale. He was born Feb. 23, 1920, in Alverda, the son of Edward and Sarah (Glenn) Good. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.. Mr. Good is survived by his wife, Mary A. Pardee Good, Burnside, whom he married Oct. 26, 1973, three stepchildren: Richard Pardee and wife Joan, Dixonville; Helen (Pardee) Woods and husband John, Burnside; Robert Pardee and companion Lynn, Strongstown; five step-grandchildren: Michelle Berringer, Burnside; Angela Pardee, Pittsburgh; Ashley Pardee, United States Marines; Mark Woods, Burnside; and Garrett Pardee, Penn Run; and a step-great- granddaughter, Libby Bernd, Burnside; three sisters: Charlotte Laney, Penn Run; Alma Lute, Alverda; Jennie Davis, Alverda; two brothers, Ervin of Missouri and Doyle of Arizona. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews and a special friend, Ron. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Rodney, two brothers, Stanley and Gilbert, and a sister, Ruth Frank. At Mr. Good’s request, there will be no public viewing. A private interment service will be held with Rev. Jerry Spencer officiating. Interment will be in the McDowell Cemetery in Green Township. Arrangements are being handled by the Rairigh Funeral Home Ltd. in Hillsdale. Edwin Good Sara Michelle Khirkhah, 20, of Clymer, died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at her home. A daughter of Kevin H. Khirkhah and Brenda Lea (Cox) Khirkhah, she was born in 1986 in Bryan, Texas. Miss Khirkhah was a member of Clymer United Methodist Church. She was a 2005 Penns Manor High School graduate. While in high school, she enjoyed participating in athletics, including basketball, volleyball and track, and was also a member of the National Honors Society, Ski Club and Bible Club. She was very active in the America’s Who’s Who organization and was crowned Miss Indiana County Basketball Queen of 2005. She was a sophomore at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she was a sister in Alpha Sigma Tau sorority. Miss Khirkhah is survived by her mother, Brenda Lea (Cox) Khirkhah and partner Ed Helman, Clymer; her father of Arlington, Texas; her maternal grandparents, Charles and Margaret Cox, Clymer; an uncle, George Cox and wife Dana, Winslow, Ind.; four cousins: Jesse Hedge, Corey Cox, Adrian Cox and Patrick Cox, all of Winslow, Ind.; and her boyfriend, Shawn Jakosh, Indiana. She was preceded in death by a cousin, Christopher Cox. Friends will be received from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Bence Funeral Home in Clymer. At 4 p.m. the Alpha Sigma Tau sorority will perform a pinning ceremony. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Clymer United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Matthews presiding. Interment will follow in Sample Run Cemetery in Cherryhill Township. Sara Khirkhah Lloyd E. McGinnis, 76, of Elma, N.Y., formerly of Indiana County, died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at Mercy Hospital Buffalo. A son of Edward and Florence Delacour McGinnis, he was born Aug. 6, 1930, in Armstrong Township. Mr. McGinnis was an operations engineer with William Phohl Trucking in Cheektowaga, N.Y. He is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Harling, Elma, N.Y.; his siblings: Neal McGinnis and wife Doris, Vern McGinnis and wife Ruth, Shirley Frantz and husband Jack, Irene Stiles and husband Jack, Don McGinnis and Linda Askew, his sisters-in-law, Ilean Wass and husband Paul and Judy Stewart and husband Dave, two grandchildren, Stephenie and Shelby Harling and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred B. McGinnis, in 2005, and a son, Thomas E. McGinnis. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Robinson-Lytle Inc. in Indiana, where a funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Douglas W. Snyder officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. www.robinsonlytleinc.com Lloyd McGinnis THOSE OLDPHOTOS Submitted photo WE CAN’T SEE what it says on the trophy, but it must be for the champions of the “Y” league during the 1925-26 basketball season. The players on the Indiana team were, front row, from left, were Dodson, Sawyer, Elder and Horn. Standing in the back, from left, were Guthrie, Delahunt, Coach Shook and Apple. This photo is from the collection of historian John Busovicki, of Clymer. BEIJING — Mao Anqing, the only known surviving son of Mao Zedong, the late founder of China’s communist government, has died, a government news agency reported Saturday. He was 84. Mao Anqing died Friday, the China News Service said, without citing a cause of death. He had no role in government, suffered from psychiatric problems and is believed to have spent much of his adult life in mental hospitals. Born in 1923, Mao Anqing was the second son of Mao and his first wife, Yang Kaihui, while they were activists. Yang was executed in 1930 by the then-ruling Nationalist government. In 1936, Mao Anqing and his older brother, Anying, were sent first to Paris and then to Moscow. They returned in 1947 before the communists’ 1949 victory in a civil war that overthrew the Nationalists. Mao Zedong also had two daughters, Li Na and Li Min. Some say Mao might have had other children while on the run from Nationalist forces in the 1930s and left them with peasant families. But none of those children has been found. Mao Anying was killed fighting in the 1950-53 Korean War. Mao Zedong died in 1976. Mao Anqing TOMORROW’S FUNERALS DEATHSELSEWHERE The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Herman Stein, a composer whose music for “It Came From Outer Space,” “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” and “The Incredible Shrinking Man” helped define the dramatic soundtrack of 1950s science fiction and horror movies, has died. He was 91. Stein died of congestive heart failure at his Los Angeles home on March 15, his record producer, David Schecter, said Friday. As a staff composer at Universal Studios, Stein collaborated with Henry Mancini and others to create music for nearly 200 movies and shorts, though he didn’t get credit for all of his work because of the studio’s tendency to give solo credit to a project’s music supervisor. “It was an unwritten rule at Universal that if he wrote less than 80 percent of the score, then his name would not be credited in the picture,” Schecter said. “Herman had few credits to his name.” Nonetheless, Stein has been recognized for writing or co- writing music for an array of movies, from Westerns to comedies to dramas. They include Roger Corman’s civil rights drama “The Intruder” and Douglas Sirk’s comedy “Has Anybody Seen My Gal?” His other notable horror film compositions include “Tarantula” and “King Kong vs. Godzilla.” He also composed music for such television shows as “Gun- smoke,” “Lost in Space,” and “Daniel Boone.” Herman Stein VERO BEACH, Fla. — Singer Carol Richards, who was known for recording “Silver Bells” with Bing Crosby, has died, her family said Friday. She was 84. Richards died of kidney failure March 16 at the Indian River Memorial Hospital in Vero Beach, her husband Edward Swiedler said. Richards was born as Carol June Vosburgh on June 6, 1922, in Harvard, Ill. She was one of four children of George and Martha Vosburgh. Richards dubbed the singing voice of actresses in movie musicals including Cyd Charisse with Gene Kelly in “Brigadoon,” Swiedler said. She married Swiedler in 1966 after she moved to the Boston area, he said. Carol Richards HENDERSON, Gary L., 2 p.m., J. Paul McCracken Funeral Home, Bolivar McKINNEY, Raymond J., 2 p.m., Richard C. Stuart Funeral Home, Armagh Hey kids! The Indiana Gazette is looking for your pictures of the Easter bunny. Is he hopping around the carrot patch, hiding Easter eggs or what? Maybe he’s taking a nap under his favorite bush. Draw him in your favorite colors and send him to us at the Indiana Gazette, 899 Water St., Indiana, PA 15701, attn. Christine Livengood, by March 31. Be sure to include your name and age, your parents’ names and where they’re from, and a daytime tele- phone number where your parents can be reached. Prizes will be awarded for the best bunnies. If you have any questions, please call the Gazette at (724) 465-5555, ext. 265, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Colorful Easter bunny drawings requested Gorell honored by DEP Gorell Windows & Doors has been recognized again as the only window and door manufacturer in the country to receive the prestigious Energy Star Partner of the Year “Sustained Excellence” Award. The White Township-based company received the award for the second consecutive year from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency, according to a news release. Gorell is the only window manufacturer in the country to receive the Sustained Excellence Award, an honor bestowed on a very select few organizations that have won Energy Star Partner of the Year three or more consecutive times. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Gorell has been recognized as a partner of the year. “Partners like Gorell are national leaders in energy efficiency,” Alexander Karsner, assistant secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the Department of Energy, said in the new release. “Energy Star Sustained Excellence award winners are leaders in adopting energy- efficient technologies for their products and practices. Gorell’s long-term commitment to energy efficiency is good for business, the environment, consumers — and the country as a whole.” The Sustained Excellence Award reflects Gorell’s record of manufacturing Energy Star qualified products as well as the company’s work in promoting the Energy Star program. The Department of Environment and Environmental Protection Agency also recognized Gorell for consistently exhibiting leadership, setting aggressive goals, employing innovative approaches and showing others what can be achieved through energy efficiency. Award winners are selected from thousands of organizations that participate in the Energy Star Program. Other 2007 Sustained Excellence winners include General Electric, Whirlpool Corp. and Sylvania Lighting. Gorell’s accomplishments were honored at an awards ceremony Wednesday in Washington, D.C. “To receive the Sustained Excellence Award again — and to consistently be named Energy Star Partner of the Year — says a lot about Gorell and the products we make,” said Mike Rempel, Gorell’s president. “More than 93 percent of the windows we manufactured in 2006 qualified for the Energy Star label because our windows are designed and made exceptionally well. This is no small accomplishment.” Since its inception in 1994, Gorell Windows & Doors has made energy efficiency a top priority. Gorell also educates its employees, dealers and consumers to ensure that they have a clear understanding of the benefits Energy Star-labeled products provide. Gorell manufactures several lines of energy-efficient windows and offers six high-performance Low-E glass systems that feature double- or triple-insulating glass, low- emissivity coatings and inert gas fill between the panes. Every Gorell vinyl window or door that incorporates one of the company’s optional Low-E glass systems qualifies for the Energy Star label. Gorell manufactures vinyl windows for replacement and new-construction applications, patio doors and aluminum storm windows and doors. In addition, Gorell manufactures deluxe patio rooms offered through its Grand Additions subsidiary For more information about Gorell and Energy Star, visit www.gorell.com. AFSCME Local 763 will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. in the Conemaugh Room of the Hadley Union Building at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The election of delegates to the Council 13 convention in Hershey will take place at this meeting. AFSCME to meet Monday Police investigate dog found dead in washing machine EAST CONEMAUGH (AP) — A dog died of a broken neck after somebody put the animal in a washing machine in a vacant house, police said. The small terrier didn’t drown, because the water in the house was not turned on, East Conemaugh police Chief Ronald Pavic told the Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown for a story Friday. “These are sick individuals who would do this,” Pavic said. Police do not know who owned the dog. A woman moving into the house Monday found the dog when she went into the basement to investigate a foul smell, Pavic said. Police believe the dog was put in a clothes dryer, too, because there was animal waste in that machine. A dead squirrel was found in the dryer, but police aren’t sure if the animal was killed in the machine or was already dead and used to bait the dog into the dryer. The Indiana Gazette Two Homer City teens used a Caterpillar excavator on a strip mine owned by Britt Energy in Center Township and caused $4,175 damage Oct. 21, according to a criminal complaint. Brice Israel Carnahan, 18, of Ridge Avenue, and Eric Jose Santiago, 18, of South Race Street, were “bogging” with a pickup truck at about 1 a.m. at the Flickinger Mine along Route 56 when the vehicle became stuck on a ridge, state police reported. The duo pried the dashboard from an Omni 312SC front-end loader, owned by Ramer Brother’s, but were unsuccessful at jump-starting the machine, police said. Carnahan and Santiago did start a 2001 Caterpillar 330BL excavator, and Carnahan drove it about a half-mile, leaving ruts in the ground. He also dug two holes, and the damaged areas of land had to be filled will soil and re-seeded, according to police. The teens used the machine to free the truck, but damaged the truck’s tailgate and smashed out the back window in the process, court records show. The Caterpillar sustained minimal damage. After separate interviews with police, Carnahan confessed to the crime Jan. 20, and Carnahan admitted his involvement Feb. 5, according to reports. Police charged the pair March 7 with conspiracy to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, attempted unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, criminal trespass and two counts of criminal mischief. Carnahan also faces a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Several other defendants have been named on criminal charges filed in the Homer City district court before Magisterial District Judge Susanne Steffee. Criminal complaints and affidavits of probable cause are not evidence of guilt in a criminal case. Defendants are entitled to legal representation and have the right to question the witnesses and evidence presented against them during preliminary hearings in the district court and at trials in the county court of common pleas. Kristen Ann Green, 36, and Randall Carl Green, 47, both of East Oak Street, Indiana, charged March 3 by state police for one count each of simple assault and harassment at 3:50 a.m. March 3 at their residence. Patrick W. Doyle, 53, of West Wiley Street, Homer City, charged March 4 by state police with simple assault and harassment at 5:30 p.m. March 4 at his residence. Timothy Mark Stevens, 25, of Oneida Mine Road, Homer City, charged March 6 by state police for three counts each of theft and receiving stolen property between Feb. 21 and 26 at Sheetz along Ben Franklin Road in White Township. Joshua Daniel Hays, 19, of New Florence, charged March 6 by state police with interference with the custody of children and disorderly conduct at 10 p.m. Feb. 27 at a residence along Altimus Road in Brush Valley Township. Jeremy Vay Helman, 26, of Sylvan Acres, Indiana, charged March 7 by state police for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct at 11:59 a.m. Feb. 23 at his residence. Carla L. Story, 40, of Punxsutawney, charged March 7 by state police with attempted possession of cocaine at 8:20 p.m. Dec. 15 behind Trader Horn in White Township. Casey Christian Baker, 21, of Latrobe, charged March 13 by state police with driving under the influence and two summary violations at 7:21 a.m. Feb. 17 along Route 119, Center Township. Roxane I. Raney, 56, of Coal Road, Blairsville, charged March 14 by Homer City Borough police with DUI and four summary violations at 11:10 p.m. March 10 at Route 119 and Church Street, Homer City. DISTRICTCOURTDOCKET UNION CITY (AP) — Two Los Angeles-based investors have bought the former Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. complex that has been vacant for several years. Avi Shemuelian and Dan Weingarten, operating as One Nation Equities Inc., finalized the deal Thursday and hope to lure new businesses to the 8-acre site that takes up most of three city blocks. The price was not disclosed. “We’d love to see Union City brought back to life,” She- muelian said. The site has enough space to serve as an incubator for more than 20 small businesses, he said. Larger manufacturers could also find the space attractive, he said. The borough, about 110 miles north of Pittsburgh, has suffered economically over the past several years with many businesses, including Union City Chair Co., American Lumber, Union City Memorial Hospital, closing. Ethan Allen closed its furniture plant in August 2003, eliminating about 250 jobs. Vacant Ethan Allen plant in Pennsylvania closed

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