Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on October 24, 2002 · Page 4
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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Page 4 —Thursday, October 24, 2002 REGION (Sasette Obituaries Joseph Benko Joseph A. "Cupa" Benko, 75, of Heilwood died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at Beacon Ridge Nursing Center, Indiana. A son of Jacob Jack and Louise Lewis Benko, he was born Dec. 13, 1926, in Heilwood. Mr. Benko was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Heilwood. He had worked as a coal miner and was a member of UMWA District 2, Local 1269. He served as a seaman second class in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Trego in the Pacific and American theaters during World War II and as a corporal in the U.S. Army, 339th Infantry, during the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of Indiana VFW Post 1989 and Heilwood Legion Post 936. Surviving are his sisters: Mrs. Betty Smith and her husband. Bud, of Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. AriiiaTrent, 6f Baltimore; Mrs. Helen Coy, Clymer; a brother, William Benko, Heilwood; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rose Marie Bogel Benko, on Aug. 15, 2000; his brothers, Jack, Frank, Robert and Dick; a sister, Irene; and three infant brothers: Eddie, Walter and Joey. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bence Funeral Home, Clymer, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment will be in the Church of the Resurrection Cemetery, Camerons Bottom. Military honors will be conducted by the Indiana VFW Post 1989. The family requests memorial contributions may be made to Beacon Ridge Nursing Home, 1515 Wayne Ave., Indiana, PA 15701. Dorothy Moreland Dorothy J. Faith Moreland, 89, of Blairsville died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, in Hallsworth House, North Charleroi. A daughter of Thomas and Mary Myrtle Bothel Faith, she was born Dec. 22, 1912, in Blairsvule.' Mrs. Moreland was a member of the Blairsville United Presbyterian Church, where was a member of the Mizpah Bible Class and the Women's Association; and the Craft Club. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, bowling, following Pirate baseball, taking long walks and being with family and friends. Mrs. Moreland owned and operated Moreland's Taxi Service, Blairsville. Surviving are three children: Shirley Lettrich, Charleroi; Robert. L. Moreland and his wife, Sandy, Latrobe; and Mary Schildnecht, Pittsburgh; three grandsons: Michael Lettrich, Army Capt. Stephen Lettrich and Brian Moreland; and two granddaughters: Kristen and Carey Faith Schildnecht. She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Louis P. Moreland, in 1962; her son, Thomas R. Moreland, in 1985; and a sister, Grace Borland. Mrs. Moreland's wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service will be held Saturday at the Blairsville United Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m. with the Rev. David A Salinger officiating. Her remains will be buried beside her beloved husband in the Blairsville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blairsville United Presbyterian Church, 137 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, PA 15717. The Shoemaker Funeral Home Inc., Blairsville, is in charge of arrangements. Raymond Rime Jr. Raymond "Mike" Rhu'e Jr., 57, of Cherry Tree died Wednesday, Oct 23, 2002, at his home. 7 .', The son of Raymond and Margaret Stumpf Rhue, he was born May 2, 1945, in Westover. He was a member of the Spangler United Methodist Church and Chapter 16 of the Tri-County Bluegrass Music Assn. He was a former member of the Cherry Tree Volunteer Fire Co. He was a former employee of the Barnes & Tucker Coal Co. at No. 24D Mine, Nicktown. Mike was very much loved by his neighbors and was very helpful to them and the Stifflertown community- Surviving are his former wife, Crissie Rhue of Alverda; a father-in- law, Elzie Woodside Sr. of Cherry Tree; and these brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Wanda, married to Gerald Gibbons of Alverda; Mary, married to James Wilson, Karen, married to Joe Keith, and Elzie Woodside Jr., married to the former Renee Pastirko, all of Cherry Tree; and Judy Roland of Virginia; several nieces and nephew and great-nieces and great-nephews; and an uncle, Don Wolfe, and his family of Westover. He was preceded in death by his parents and a half-brother and half- sister, Johnny and Minnie Smail. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Long- Contres Funeral Home Inc., Cherry Tree, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Peter Foley officiating. Interment will be in the East Ridge Cemetery. (On the Net: www.long-contresfun William C. Kriebel William C. Kriebel, 75, of Shippensburg, formerly of Indiana, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, in the Chambersburg Hospital. A son of Charles A. and Dada E. Hormer Kriebel, he was born July 1, 1927, in Dutch Hill, Clarion County. He retired in 1992 as field director for Kriebel Gas Inc., Indiana, where he had worked for 10 years. He had also worked for C&K Coal Co. and Glacial Minerals Inc., both of Clarion, for 20 years. He was a member of the Church of God, Dutch Hill; and the Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post 233 and the Durff-Kuhn VFW Post 6168, both of Shippensburg. He attended the former Parker High School in Parker. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army as an honor guard and a military policeman in the 101st Airborne DivisJoff.-'i •*. ••' '••: • HeissuiviveXlBf hTswlfe, Fannie E. "Sandy" Vance Kriebel, whom he married March 13, 1952; two sons: Robert A. Kriebel and Stephen W. Kriebel Sr., both of Shippensburg; a daughter, Diana L. Kriebel, of Newville; two brothers: Edward G. Kriebel and his wife, Ruth, of Clarion, and Paul A. Kriebel and his wife, Norma, of Parker; two grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. r He was preceded in death by his parents. \. Friends will be received at the Fogelsonger-Bricker Funeral Home Inc., Shippensburg, Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. , when a funeral service will begin with the Rev. AI Laese officiating. Interment will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Shippensburg VFW and American Legion posts. Elizabeth Griffith Elizabeth "Bunny" Griffith, 85, of Indiana, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at Communities at Indian Haven. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bence-Mihalcik Funeral Home, Indiana. A complete obituary will be published Friday. Tomorrow's funeral KRIEBEL, William, 2 p.m., Fogelsonger-Bricker Funeral Home Inc., Shippensburg. Deaths elsewhere By The Associated Press Eileen Simpson NEW YORK — Eileen Simpson, a writer who chronicled her tumultuous years with her first husband, the poet John Berryman, died Monday. She was 84. Simpson married Berryman in 1942, and the couple divorced in 1956. Trained as a psychotherapist, Simpson became a writer when she moved to Paris in 1960 with her second husband, Robert Simpson, a banker. Her first book, "The Maze," was an autobiographical novel about her marriage to Berryman which was praised for eloquendy conveying a sense of •anguish. .''SfifiTwIjni; &n 'ftFWrite four other books: "Tfeye'rsals: A Personal Account of Victory Over Dyslexia," about her struggle with the disease; "Poets in Their Youth;" "Orphans: Real and Imaginary;" and "Late Love: A Celebration of Marriage After 50." Fred Troller RYE, N.Y. — Fred Troller, a design director who championed a minimalist typographic style known as Swiss New Typography, died of cancer Oct. 11. He was 71. Troller was part of a movement that embraced the stark photographic imagery of the Bauhaus school of the 1920s rather than the decorative graphic-design styles of the 60s. ' Troller was known for using geometric forms and juxtaposing large and small types in his designs of trademarks, advertisements, annual reports and book jackets for corporations such as Exxon, General Electric, IBM, Westinghouse and Doubleday. Troller was born in Zurich on Dec. 12, 1930. After moving to the United States, he worked as the design director at Geigy Chemical Corporation in New York In 1968 he set up his own design studio, Troller Associates. In 1995, Georgia State University honored his contribution to graphic arts with an exhibition called "Troller Retrospective: 30 Years of Graphic Design." ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW — The Indiana Area Senior High School marching band will hold an arts and crafts show Safurday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the junior high school gymnasium. More than 40 vendors from across the state will be on hand to offer candles, ceramics, jewelry, needlework, pottery, tole, dolls and other items. Refreshments will also be sold. Admission is $l. Door prizes, donated by the crofters, will be awarded every hour. Preparing for the craft show recently were marching band members, from left, Matt Young, Beth Dolan, Mikayia Morganti, band vice president Ashley Andrew, Beth Haberl, Aiexis Graham, treasurer Bethany Feulmer, secretary Brianne Feulmer and president Jenny Beck. (Gazette photo by Thomas Slusser) Briefs Outdoor concert in Blairsville The Blairsville High School yearbook staff is sponsoring an outdoor concert Saturday afternoon to help offset the price of the yearbook. The gates at the Blairsville Elementary school will open at 1:30 p.m.; the concert begins at 3 p.m. Two bands will be featured: Punchline and A Week in July. Katy Losco, a senior and coeditor of the yearbook, is organizing the event. The Blairsville Fire Department will be running the concession stand at the concert with all proceeds to benefit Jessica Kurnocik, a Blairsville Middle School student who is fighting cancer. Rendell here Saturday Ed Rendell, a Democrat who is seeking election as governor of Pennsylvania, will be the principal speaker at the annual labor breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Rustic Lodge in White Township. Other speakers will be State Reps. Sara G. Steelman, D-lndi- ana, and Jeff Coleman, R-Apollo; State Sen. Don White, R-Indiana; Sue Thompson of the Food & Commercial Workers Union; Richard Dunkel of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; and John Hugya, who will represent U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha, D-Johnslown. The breakfast is being held by the United Mine Workers of America Unemployment Assistance Fund and the Indiana/Armstrong/Clarion Central Labor Council. Entertainment will be provided by Wade Marlz. For information or tickets, call (724) 479-4242. ICMSA flushing schedule The Indiana County Municipal Services Authority will be flushing lines at the following locations next week between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.: • Tuesday — Mclntyre. • Wednesday — Heilwood, Mentcle and Brownstown. • Thursday — Coal Run. • Friday — Coy and Waterman. Customers may experience loss of water pressure and water discoloration. ICMSA warns customers not to wash clothes on the days flushing is done. Arrest warrant issued for son STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Police have issued an arrest warrant for a central Pennsylvania man whose parents were bludgeoned to death. Daniel Opdcnhoff, 24, of College Township, Centre County, is wanted for identity theft and related charges for allegedly using his parents' bank card at three local ATMs shortly after his parents were killed, police said Wednesday. Authorities would not say whether Opdenhoff was a suspect in the death of his parents, William and Georgeann Opdcnhoff, who were found dead in their home early Monday morning. An autopsy indicated the two died from blunt-force trauma to their skulls Saturday night. Candidates for governor debate minority issues By PETER JACKSON Associated Press Writer HARRISBURG, Pa. —The four candidates for governor debated issues important to minorities Wednesday night, fielding questions on subjects as diverse as urban housing, bilingual education and the privatization of public schools. The nearly two-hour forum sponsored by the Greater Harrisburg NAACP marked a departure from previous debates, which have focused on taxes, education funding and other mainstream issues. The candidates also were barred from directly challenging one another. Mike Fisher, the state attorney general and Republican nominee for governor, said more housing opportunities in the state's cities would not come without improvements in local schools and reductions in iocal taxes. Former Philadelphia Mayor Edward G. Rendell, the Democratic nominee, said the state must provide more money to help cities expand housing programs, as Philadelphia did during his tenure. Libertarian Party candidate Ken Krawchuk said eliminating property taxes is the way to make housing more affordable. Green Party nominee Michael Morrill said Pennsylvania needs to scatter public housing in communities across the state to combat the problem of racially segregated urban neighborhoods. Wednesday night's debate was the last to include Krawchuk and Morrill, who will be left out of the final three debates because neither has attract- ed the support of at least 5 percent of prospective voters in independent . polls taken so far. Both made the most of their final debate, which was carried live by the Pennsylvania Cable Network. Krawchuk complained that he was the victim of discrimination and charged that the sponsors of the remaining debates had "asked me to sit in the back of the political bus." "I would like to bid you all farewell," he said. Morrill summoned to the stage two former death-row inmates who were freed from prison after being cleared of murder charges. The men, who had appeared at an anti-death penalty rally outside the Capitol earlier in the day, stood behind him while he argued for the abolition of the death penally in Pennsylvania. The death penalty "is racist. It's classist. It's barbaric. And it doesn't work," Morrill said. On oilier subjects, Rendell said the state should try to recruit future bilingual teachers — not just those who speak Spanish, but speakers of the many other languages that immigrants are introducing to American culture — from among promising high-school students who speak other languages. The privatization of schools was supported by Fisher, who said he would "keep every option on the table," and Krawchuk, who listed home schooling and apprentice programs among many alternatives to what he called overpriced public schools. Rendell said he supported the continuing development of pri- vately run charter schools. Morrill, however, opposed any type of privatization. "Public money should be used for public education," he said. A crowd of no more than 200 people, mostly white and mostly supporters of one candidate or another, attended the event in the auditorium of the state Forum building, only steps away from the Capitol. Rendell and Fisher, who have squared off twice in addition to the four debates with Morrill and Krawchuk, are scheduled to appear alone at debates today in I larrisburg, Sunday in Pittsburgh and Tuesday in Philadelphia. Wednesday night, the candidates took turns answering panelists' questions on four topics: Latino issues; discrimination in education and employment; economic development and criminal justice. The panelists included Paula Diane Harris, president of the Greater Harrisburg National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Carlos Graupera, executive director of the Spanish American Civic Association; Brenda Mitchell of Management & Environmental Technology Inc.; and former state Attorney General Ernest Preate. The candidates were allowed to make opening and closing statements before and after the panel discussion. (On the Net: Rendell campaign:; Fisher campaign: www. ind.ex.cfm; Morrill campaign: www.; Krawchuk campaign: Meat plant remains closed for cleanup FRANCONIA, Pa. (AP) — Most employees remain off the job at a suburban Philadelphia meat-processing plant that federal inspectors believe is the source of a deadly listeria outbreak that struck the Northeast. The Wampler Foods plant — whose 750 employees make cold cuts, frankfurters, chicken salad and other ready-to-eat meat products — has been closed for cleaning and inspection since Oct. 12. About one-third of the plant's nonunionized employees are working on the cleanup, while others are collecting unemployment, company spokesman Ray Atkinson said Wednesday. Production will resume "when both our company and the USDA are satisfied that everything is ready to go," Atkinson said. On Oct. 13, Pilgrim's Pride, the Texas-based owner of the plant, announced a 27.4 million-pound recall of various meats prepared at the plant, the largest in U.S. Department of Agriculture history. Pilgrim's Pride initially hoped to reopen within a few days, but no longer has a target date, Atkinson said. Deli turkey from the Wampier plant is the most likely source of an outbreak that has caused at least seven deaths and 39 illnesses in the Northeast since early summer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A strain of the potentially fatal bacteria that was found in a drain at the plant is a genetic match of the strain that caused the outbreak, the CDC said. 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