Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on October 26, 2002 · Page 4
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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Saturday, October 26, 2002
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Page 4 — Saturday, October 26, 2002 REGION Clazeite Obituaries Blair Shank Sr. Blak A. "Bud" Shank Sr., 79, of Harrison City, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at his home. He was bom Oct. 21,1923, in Saltsburg, a son of Hiram and Grace Duncan Shank. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a machinist for General Steel in Avonmore. He was a proud member of the United Steelworkers of America and was a true master of all things mechanical, taking great pride in his work and workshop. Mr. Shank was a member of St. Barbara Church in Harrison City. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Leona Central Shank; a son, Blair A. Shank Jr. and his wife Dsa of Avonmore; three grandchildren: Blair in, Brett and AnnaLise; and a sister, Helen George of Avonmore. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Irene Lincoln and Katherine Walker. Friends will be received today from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James E. Lindsay Funeral Home, Inc., in Harrison City, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Barbara Church. The Rev. V Paul Fitzmaurice will be the celebrant. A committal service wiH be held following Mass in the narthexof the church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Barbara Church Food Bank, 34 Ramaley Rd., Harrison City, PA, 15636. Margaret Zuzulia Margaret Zuzulia, 74, of Indiana, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center. She was bom Nov. 7, 1937, in Dilltown, a daughter of Metro and Mary Shestock Zuzulia. Ms. Zuzulia was a longtime resident of die Indiana area and was previously employed by Robertshaw Controls Co. of Indiana. She is survived by a nephew, Frank W. Wilkowitz and his wife Mildred of Home; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters: Sophia Vuk- man, Mary Richards, Annie Zuzulia and Rose Zuzulia; and three brothers: lames, George and John. Friends will be received Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at die John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home, Indiana, where a funeral service will be held Sunday at 6 p.m. The Rev. Micah McMillen will officiate. Interment will be private. Tomorrow's funeral ZUZULIA, Margaret, 6 p.m., John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home, Indiana Death elsewhere By The Associated Press Jane Garrison Stone SOLANA BEACH, Calif.— Jane Garrison Stone, widow of actor Milburn Stone, who starred as Doc Adams on the TV series "Gunsmoke," died Sunday. She was 89. Stone died at her home in nearby Rancho Sante ! T e about 20 miles north of San Diego. Stone was office manager and secretary for llalph Edwards, host of the TV series "This Is Your Ufe." She was born In 1 luichlnson, Kim., and moved to California to study at the Pasadena Playhouse. Vivian Magnelli Vivian Jean Magnelli, 84, of Saltsburg, formerly of Shaler Township in the Pittsburgh area, died Thursday, Oct. 24,2002, at her home. She was born Aug. 26, 1918, in Dorothy, W. Va., a daughter of Anthony and Rose Potecnia Shermenti. Mrs. Magnelli was a member of the Madonna of Jerusalem Catholic Church in Sharpsburg and the Saltsburg Senior Center. She is survived by her nieces Mary Ann Davis and her husband Nick of Saltsburg and Bernice Bavone and her husband Fred of Homer City, as well as many other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gerard Magnelli, in 1992; three brothers: John, Joe and Andrew Shermenti; and two sisters: Mary Davila and Ann Kennedy. Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Curran Funeral Home in Saltsburg, where a blessing service will be conducted Monday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Richard Mackiewicz will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Marys Cemetery, O'Hara Township, Pittsburgh. Isabelle Riddle Isabelle Riddle, 83, of St. Andrews Court, Indiana, died Thursday, Oct. 24,2002, at her residence. She was born Aug. 31, 1919, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of James O. and Mabel Edna Coleman Beck. Mrs. Riddle was a member of the New Washington United Methodist Church, New Washington, and Harmony Grange 1201 and a volunteer at St. Andrew's Village and Meals on Wheels, Indiana. • She was a homemaker who was also employed as an inspector at Punxsutawney Sportswear. She also worked as a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service, La Jose Post Office. Surviving are her three sons: John M. Jr. and his wife, Donna, Mahaffey; James and his wife, Colleen, Brush Valley; Thomas and his wife, Jo Anne, Bethlehem; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John M. Riddle, whom she married June 25, 1938, in Homestead; three sisters and an infant brother. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to. 9 p.m. Sunday at the Bowser-Minich Funeral Home, Indiana. A funeral service.will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. John White officiating. Memorials may be sent to the Mount Zion Cemetery Association, c/o Charles Rorabaugh, RD 2 Box 6808, Mahaffey, PA 15757. Leona Kowclmck Leona Grace Bagley Kowchuck, 73, of Indiana, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at Beacon Ridge Nursing Center. She was born July 29, 1929, in Indiana, a daughter of Clarence Roy and Mary Sickenberger Bagley. Mrs. Kowchuck was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Paul Kowchuck Jr. of Indiana; a daughter, Paulette Sexton and her husband John, of Clymer; a son, Thomas Kowchuck and his wife Cathy, of Ernest; two sisters: Freeda Palombo and her husband Andy, of Ocala, Fla., and Ester Ruth Bourdess, of Commodore. She was preceded in death by her parents. Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Bence-Mihal- clk Funeral Home in Indiana, where funeral services will be held Monday ul 11 a.m. The Rev. Gary J. Smith will officiate. Interment will follow In Oakland Cemetery, Indiana. Her family requests memorial contributions be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, 1265 Wayne Ave., Sulte 303, Indiana, PA 15701. Assault charges dismissed CLYMER — Charges that a Commodore man fired a shotgun at a driver in his neighborhood were dismissed Thursday by District Justice George Thachik. Ralph Martin, 51, of Vanderbilt Street was cleared of nine offenses ranging from aggravated assault to disorderly conduct when the victim, 28-year-old Peggy Swanson, failed to appear at Martin's preliminary hearing. Swanson told state police she practiced driving a car with a manual transmission on Vanderbilt Street at 1 o'clock the morning of June 25 and, on her third time past Martin's home, Swanson heard a gunshot. She checked the car, found damage from pellets and confronted Martin on his porch. According to troopers, Martin pointed the gun at Swanson and told her, "I wish I would have hit you." Troopers at Indiana reported mat Martin admitted aiming the gun at the lurching car — at the behest of someone in the house who was bothered by the noise — but claimed that he meant to shoot over the vehicle. AFSCME meet on Monday AFSCME Local 763 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will hold its regular monthly meeting Monday at 7 p.m. in the Allegheny Room, Hadley Union Building 222, at IUP. Museum gala set Myron Tomb will host this year's University Museum Gala, an annual fundraiser/silent auction for the museum. Tomb, Jean Creps, center, and Olma Duggan recently displayed donated items that will be up for sale at the gala, which is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Tomb's restored Georgian home at 658 Oak St. in Indiana. Tickets for the event, which is optional black-tie, are $1 25 and available by calling Indiana University of Pennsylvania's College of Fine Arts at (724) 3572397. (Gazette photo by Tom Peel) Briefs SCORE program Monday .The Indiana County Chamber of Commerce will host a meeting Monday for anyone interested in learning more about Service Corps of Retired Executives. Representatives of the Westmoreland County chapter of SCORE will explain the program and recruit volunteers who are willing to provide their time and expertise to help with small-business development. The meeting will start at 9 a.m. at the chamber office at 1019 Philadelphia St. Membership is open to anyone with business and'management experience. Food distributions Wednesday, Oct. 30 Green Township — 10 a.m. to noon at the Commodore Community ,Building in Commodore South Mahoning/West Mahoning Townships/ Smicksburg Borough — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Plumville Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Plumville. Police Academy at IUP The state police will offer an inside look at how the department operates in a six-week ciass at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The Citizens' Police Academy will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. each Tuesday from Nov. 12 to Dec. 17. Troopers will discuss die role and functions of the state police during the course. There is no charge for the course. It is not intended to be a training session for future police officers. , Enrollment is limited to 50 adults and the deadline is Nov. 5. Applications are available at the state police station, 4221 Route 286 Highway West, in White Township. For more information, contact Lt. Richard Lingenfelter at the state police station at (724) 357-1960. Senior driving classes offered The Indiana VNA and AAA/ Seniors for Safe Driving are offering a Mature Operators Driver Improvement Program at the Indiana VNA/ Hospice Foundation on Nov. 20 and 22 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Pennsylvania state law mandates that all drivers 55-years-old and older receive a minimum of 5 percent discount on their automobile insurance for a period of three years after completing the course. This seven-hour class !s divided into two sessions lasting 3V-. hours and features audio and visual aids with special night vision testing. There Is no written exam or behind-the-wheel testing. This is an awareness class and participants will learn something about themselves to apply to their driving. Class sizes are limited, so early registration Is encouraged. To register or for more Information, call 1-800-559-48BO. Small business owners workshop KITTANNING —A free workshop for small business owners Interested In learning about contracting opportunities with ihe Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be held Nov. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to noon in conference room 1 of the Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, in Kittanning. The workshop is sponsored by the Armstrong Industrial Development Association, Clarion University Small Business Development Center and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Contract Administration and Business Development. Workshop topics will include locating state contracting opportunities, how the state purchases goods and services, using state contracting to "grow" a small business, and state and federal programs to help small businesses make use of contracting and subcontracting opportunities. The workshop will also cover certification of minority-owned and women-owned businesses. For more information or to register for the free workshop, call (814) 393-2227 or by e-mail at TREC receives donation ELDERTON —The Tax Relief Ethics Committee has received a donation of $433 from an inactive state lobbying organization to help the committee in its efforts to eliminate property taxes in Pennsylvania. Angelo Bleggi, chairman of the committee, said the donation was presented at a committee meeting 'l\iesday by the Pennsylvania League of Taxpayers Association. He said the organization had not been active for about 10 years and donated money that was left in its account. Anyone interested in helping with the campaign can call Bleggi at (724) 783-7245 or by attending the meetings of the committee, which are held at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Elderton Municipal Building. Tarawa reunion The USS Tarawa Veterans Association is looking for shipmates for their 14th annual reunion to be held in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on April 3-6,2003. For membership and reunion information, contact Chas. E. Huck, president, 2842 Old Evansville Road, New Harmony, IN, 47631; phone (812) 612-4219; E-mail: Interested parties can also contact C. "Roscoe" Turner, membership, 16 South St., Walton, N.Y., 13856; phone (607) 865-4076; E-mail: acturner@stny.rr. com. Bloodmobiles set for next week Ninety-one pints of blood were collected last week at two bloodmo- biics in Indiana County. The Commodore Fire Department bloodmobile Oct. 15 resulted in 29 pints being donated. Tate's Super Market in Clymer donated ham salad and bread and volunteers baked cookies and prepared egg salad. CeCe Muckcy of Indiana served as the coordinator. Sixty-two pints of blood were donated at the Marion Center Community Center bloodmobile Oct. IB. Marlon Center High School culinary students and Barb Treese baked cookies and served as volunteers. Sue 1 lontz of Marlon Center recruited donors. Hills of Home provided ham salad and bread. Pat Slmklns oflmllumi served as coordinator. Opportunities to donate: Wednesday — Indiana County Technology Center, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 — Church ol the Good Shepherd in Kent, noon-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 — Glen Campbell American Legion, 10 u.m.-4 p.m. THOSE OLD PHOTOS Political ad deadline Oct. 31 Area political candidates are reminded that The Indiana Gazette's deadline for submitting political ad- I If >mc • Aiclo • • Iliismrss • I . Oct. 31, at 5 p.m. All advertising submitted Oct. 31 .- - -.,. e ,,„.,.,„„. U v. will be published no earlier than vertlsing material for use prior to the Monday, Nov. 4, according to the Nov. 5 general election Is Thursday, Gazettes advertising department. Thomas M. I rick liisiiruiKT Agency 72-l-:i4f>-«,270 SURE, YOU CAN REPLACE YOUR WINDOWS. BUT YOU CAN'T REPLICATE THEIR LOOK. SAYS WHO? Marvin cm match the took and profile of Just about any window or door beacause their product* ara mad* to your exact specifications. 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