News Record from North Hills, Pennsylvania on March 3, 1995 · Page 6
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North Hills, Pennsylvania
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Friday, March 3, 1995
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A6 -- Friday Ma;cri 3 1995 -- News Record News of Record / Obituaries Obituaries Homer B. Blystone Middlesex Caretaker, Eden Hall Farms Homer B Blysione. 89. died Thursday. March 2, 1995, at Passa- vam Hospital, McCandless, after an Born Sept. 29, 1905. IB Armstrong County, he was the son of the late James O;car and Bertha Blystone Mr Blystone was a caretaker for more than 26 years at Eden Hall Farms, Gibsonia. Survivors include his wife, Frances George Blystone. whom he married Jan 1, 1927. five daughters. Helen Stewart of Slippery Rock, Dorothy Reichhold of Zelienople. Anna Hanna of Marienville, Harriet Hague of Portersville and Virginia Patron of Zelienople; five sons, Robert BJystone of Gibsonia, James Blystone of Valencia, Homer E. Blystone of Canton, Ohio, Raymond Blystone of Tidioute and Richard Blystone of Valencia; three sisters, Laura Donaldson of Clymer. Harriet Sheasley of Kittanning and Leila Smeltzer of Pittsburgh: three brothers, Lawrence Blystone of Canton. Ohio, LJoyd Blystone of Kittanning and James O. Blystone Jr. of Elderton; 36 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one great- great-granddaughter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, four sisters and three brothers. Friends wiO be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, 238 Crowe Ave., Mars, where a funeral service will be at 10:30 a-m. Saturday. Burial will follow in Allegheny County Memorial Park, McCandless. Dorothy Kaechele Wexford Homemaker Dorothy Kaechele, 83. died Thursday. March 2, 1995, at the Kane Regional Center, Ross. Born July 10, 1911, in Allegheny County, she was the daughter of the late Matson and JanIrwin Jones. Mrs. Kaechele was a lifelong resident of Wexford and a former member of St. John's Lutheran Church, McCandless. She also was a member . of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include three daughters, Martha Harris of Franklin Park, Karen Mance of West View and Judith Christerson of Chicago; one son, Richard Kaechele of Florida: nine grandchildren; and two great- grandsons. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Obituary policy Te News Record fu 11 ooituanes o' Norm Hills res- dents ex :neir relatives We do "o! charge 'or this service If you would like an otxtuary to appear m me News Record please call your funeral home or caii us directty at one of tne numoefs listed below We will publish names ol survivors mefr.oriais and biographical information We encourage you to provide us wrth a recent photograph Other area deaths We also publish notices of other Prnsburgh-area deaths We encourage funeral home ·directors to call us wrth information There is no charge for this service Our telephone numbers are 772-7304 1-800-874-9994 Our fax number is 772-3915 Butler County approves grant for signal Karl Kaechele. Friends win be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today'in H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, 1032 Perry Highway, Rosa, where a funeral service wOl be at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial wffl follow in Allegheny County Memorial Park, MoCandless. Michiko "Angle" Smyers Shaler Mother of five Michiko "Angle" Ohashi Smyers, 61, died Wednesday, March 1.1995. Mrs. Smyers is survived by her husband, Edward Smyers; two sons, Daniel D. Smyers of Wexford and Douglas E. Smyers of Upper St. Clair; three daughters, Audrey A. BezQla of Shaler, Diane D. Carson of New York and Andrea M. Diez of McCandless; three sisters, Peggy Shizve Jester of Ohio and Chiyoko Ohashi and Fumiko Ohashi, both of Japan; and 12 grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in Schellhaaa Funeral Home, 388 Center Ave., West View. Christian Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church, Siebert Road, Ross, followed by burial in North Side Catholic Cemetery, Ross. Memorial contributions may be made to the Scleroderma Research Fund, care of the University of Pittsburgh, Suite 502, Kaufmann Building 3471, Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213. PENN TOWNSHIP: One of the most dangerous intersections along Route 8 might have a traffic light by the end of the year, officials said Butler County Commissioners approved a state grant Wednesday for a traffic light at Route 8 and Din- nerbell Road. Residents in the area have been asking for a signal for months. Drivers use the road to reach Saxonburg and Knoch High School in the South Butler School District "We worked our butts off for this,' Penn Manager Greg Primm said. Primm said the light will cost as much as S250.000. The township also received a $15,000 state grant from Rep. Pat Carone, R-29th of Harmony. · HHCHAPe Council changes rules for satellite dishes The council amended its limit on permissible sizes for satellite antennae. For antennae 36 inches in diameter or smaller, there is no longer a screening requirement However, property owners still must maintain the setback requirements from property lines for any size satellite dish. The ordinance was passed to accommodate owners of the new breed of smaller satellite antennae, borough officials said. Around the North Hills ... aad nearby · IT you p ave informal 1 or you wis 1 " 1 to submn fo r in tne ATOJ^C me No"." h i.s colurrn ca ex · write Phone: 772-7308 Address: Around tne Norm HI.:S 137 Comrnonwea'tn Drive Warrencaie PA 15086 Program will focus on student assistance As part of their children-at-risk series, the North Hills League of Women Voters will present a program focusing on student assistance programs in the schools. "Solutions in Our Schools," wiD be at 7:30 p.m. March 14 at the Northland Public Library on Cumberland Road in McCandless. The seminar will include presentations by Kathy Harrington, vice-principal in the Pine-Richand School District, and Frank Sylvester, principal at North Hills Junior High School A representative from North Allegheny School District and a student who has been involved in a weapons incident in school will participate in the discussion. The league program wfl] give the public an opportunity to understand the challenges facing the schools and to ask questions about the programs created to deal with those challenges. ^WARRENDALET-^AND p m. March 11 and at 2 p.m. March 12 at the Sewickley Academy's Rea Auditonum. The musical an adaptation of The W i z a r d of Oz," is produced and directed by Mario Melodia. A S2 donation is requested For information, call 741-2230. Excellence · Four local high school seniors were accepted at Edinboro University. Scott Gracan, son of George and Jane Gracan of Gibsonia, is a senior at Pine- i m^Hfc- ^* · \ Richland High School who will gcaduate this year. He will major in art education and play football at Edinboro Gracan in September will graduate this year. He participates in varsity wrestling. He will major in fine arts at Edinboro. · Tim Bishop, son of David and Linda Bishop of Marshall, won the National Geographic competition at McKnight Elementary School, placing first among the more than 300 fourth- and fifth- grade pupils. He has gone on to participate in the state Bishop c o m p e t i t i o n , taking a written exam. The winner of the state competition will go on to . national /-nmpcritfon i n Wflehjpg. Housing task force to install officers The North Hills Affordable Housing Task Force will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Benedict Hall, Perrysville Avenue. The installation of new officers will take place. The officers are: Connie Mockenhaupt, president; Susan Talbott, first vice-president; Terri Gould, second vice-president; Valerie Thomas-Njie, secretary; and Ed Wielgus, treasurer. The North Hills Affordable Housing Task Force seeks to advocate for and provide housing for families in need. For information, call 9314483. · SEWICUEr Sewickley Valley Hospital seeks volunteers Have time on your hands? Sewickley Valley Hospital needs you. The hospital is seeking five volunteers, one to work 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays. Volunteers would be asked to escort patients in wheelchairs, do numerical and alphabetic filing and deliver mail. They must have good communication skills. Retired nurses also are needed to help at community health fairs to take blood pressure and give flu shots. People interested in donating their time should call the volunteer services department at 749-7052. Grant to provide bus for retirement center Passavant Retirement Center will receive a bus equipped for residents in wheelchairs, thanks to a federal grant The Butler County Commissioners channeled a $69,200 grant to the retirement community to buy a 16- passenger bus. It will be used to transport residents in Butler, Allegheny, Lawrence and Beaver counties. Around the Schools · SEWICKLEY ACADBflY Middle school pupils. to present The Wiz' The Sewickley Academy Middle School will present The Wiz" at 7 Kerr pupils to perform for senior citizens Kerr Elementary pupils wfll hold a special performance March 10 for senior citizens who live Ln the district The pupils will use a combination of music, dance and movement. drama, creative writing and the visual arts to portray a story about African culture. The performance wfll include the use of musical instruments and voices, pupils' writing, costumes and scenery. The performance is free for senior citizens in the Fox Chapel Area School District The program wiU begin at 2 p.m. at Kerr Elementary School, 241 Kittanning Pike. · SHALER AREA Middle school principal to head new school Shaler Area Middle School assistant principal David McQuade has been appointed to the position of eighth- and ninth-grade principal. McQuade will head the facility being created at the district's Mount Royal Building, which is scheduled to open in June 1997. McQuade will continue in his position at the middle school until the new facility opens but also will coordinate the development of an eighth- and ninth-grade facility with- architects and work with faculty to plan the school's educational program. Artists to share history of Iberian peninsula Live Oak and Company, an instrumental and vocal ensemble specializing in Spanish Renaissance music, will visit Shaler Area Middle School for an artist-in-residence program from Monday to March 10. The company will perform at - assembly programs for each grade level. "A Dragon on the Street Songs and Stories of Old Spain' 1 will include audience participation in singing rounds and drones/dancing and playing of simple medieval and traditional percussion instruments. They will be sharing their firsthand knowledge of the languages, customs and history of the Iberian peninsula in classroom workshops. The event was provided through a grant from the Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of the Buhl Foundation. Alice log · FOX CHAPEL Police search for burglars of home Police still are looking for two men who broke into a home Tuesday on Wilmar Avenue and fled after the homeowner confronted them. Rnrmiffh Pnlirp Chief lohn white men about 40 years old, when he returned home from work about 9 p.m. He reportedly found one in his bedroom, digging through his wife's jewelry box. The intruder threw a lamp at Firman and ran from the house. A second man jumped from behind a door and fought briefly with Firman before fleeing. Firman shot at him with a .38-caliber handgun as he ran. Police found no traces of blood inside or outside the house. Allegheny County detectives are examining fingerprints taken from the scene. · SHALEH Richland man to face Police said that when they stopped Derik Emerson Morrow for speeding in December, they found about two pounds of marijuana, 408 methadone pills and 410 pills of diazepam in his car. District Justice Robert Dzvonick ruled Thursday that the case against Morrow, 37, of Ramsgate Drive in Richland would be held for court Morrow is- charged with driving under the influence, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession with intent to deliver _dia2ej3am.JossessjpR with ..Qiazepam. possession wi^h intent to deliver methadone, possession of marijuana, possession of diazepam, possession of methadone, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia^-exceeding driving on the uled for April 10. He remains free on a $50,000 bond. Man charged with marijuana possession A Shaler man will stand trial for possession with intent to deliver marijuana. John Michael Zacharias, 22, of Chipper Drive is charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug parapherna- Christopher Adametz, son of Martin and A u d r e y Adametz of Ross._is_a stu- f- y^. p±n ton, D.C. · Jason Engbarth, a lOth-grade student at Shaler Area High School was named a Hills High School who will graduate in June. He also Adametz plays baseball C h r i s t o p h e r will major in art education and play baseball at Edinboro in the fall P a t r i c i a J a m i e s o n , d a u g h t e r of Richard and P a t r i c i a Jamieson of Jamieson H a m p t o n , attends Hampton High School She will graduate this year She will major in elementary education-early- childhood at Edinboro Craig Bromley, son of Ann and Jim Bromley of Hampton, also is a senior at Hampton High. School who Engbarth month for January. An honor roll student, he plays left wing on the varsity hockey team and is a member of the Shaler Area gotf team. · Three Dorseyville Middle School eighth-graders were named to the honor roll for their scores on the American J u n i o r High School Mathematics Examination. They were John Guehl, Bradley Khtenbrink and Adam Ruder. To have a youth excellence announcement published.'send" information to the News Record. Fax 772-3915. Mad: North Hills Sews . Record, 137 Commonwealth Drive, Warrendale, Pa 15086. Information. ~ 772-73O4. Streeter said Allegheny County detectives interviewed one suspect in the case. The man, however, did not fit the homeowner's description of either intruder, and based on the interview, Streeter said he no longer insfo T JPj£JhfT-m3M-3i-!CiiJSiy"fr -- -- Beruie Fsrman ioM surprised the two burglars, described as iinirln wrong side of the road. His forma] arraignment is sched- lia. His preliminaryliearing was Thursday. He faces arraignment April 10. Police said they found more than 15 bags of suspected marijuana and several water pipes Feb. 21 when they searched Zacharias' borne He remains free on 10 percent of $5,000 bond. Births In College named an Alden Scholar for her f r e s h m a n , sophomore and junior years She graduated in 1991 from North · Alex Hunter BurkJey is the first child of Suzanne Marie (Pyne) and Richard Craig Burkley of Pittsburgh. He was born Feb 25, 1995, at Passavant Hospital, McCandless, weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces. · Taylor Rose Spurlock is the first child of Beth Ann (Kirk) and Dwayne F. Spurlock of Adams She was born Feb. 23,1995, at Passavant Hospital, McCandless. weighing 8 pounds. · Marissa Lee Jones is the second child of Christine and Bruce Jones of Brighton Heights. She was born Feb. 22, 1995, at Sewickley Valley Hospital, Sewickley. weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Paul and Mary Wolfarth of Avalon. Paternal grandmother is Gladys- · Andrea Greenberg, daughter of Mr and Mrs Abraham Greenberg of Ross, was elected president of Allegheny B'nai B'rith Hillel at Allegheny College, Meadville. A senior history major with a political science minor. Greenberg was To have a college announcement published, send information to the News Record. Fax: 772-3915. Mail: North Hills News Record, 137 Commonwealth Drive, Warrendale. Pa 15086 Information: 772-7304 Jones of BeBevue Brandi Nicole, 2Vi, is their first child · Stephen Earl Gould is the first child of Janine Marie (Scheffer) and WilHam Wallace Gould of Penn HiDs. He was born Feb. 18, 1995. at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, weighing 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Earl and Joyce Scheffer of McCandless. Paternal grandparents are Nancy Page of Oakland, Calif., and the late Leslie H. Gould. Great-grandparents are Clyde Ter- rfll of Venango, and Charles Wallace of Eugene, Ore. · Chelsea Christine Choura is the second child of Tammy and Jake Choura of Cranberry She was born Feb. 14. 1995 at West Penn Hospital, -Pittsburgh. weighing 8 pounds. 14 ounces Maternal grandparents are George and Mary Daw of Zelienople Paternal grandparents are Frank and Marge Choura of MyrtJe Beach S.C Great-grandmother is Mane Greer of Cranberry. Lindsey, ZVt, is their first child · Evan Lawrence Pennington is the second child of Renee and Shown PeaaiBgtea-of-Skaterr- Great-grandparents are Frances and Wilham Bradford Sr. of Dormont and Charles Kaiser of Pittsburgh. Ryan Bradford, 5 l i, is the first Pennington child. To have a birth announcement published, send information to the Sews Record. Fax: 772-3915 Mail- North Hills News Record, 137 Commonwealth Dnve, Warrendale, Pa 15086 Information. 772-7304 He was born Nov. 16. 1994. at Shadyside Hospital. Pittsburgh weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Joanne and William Bradford" Jr. of Shaler Paternal grandmother is Bernicr Pennington of Shinnston, W.Va. HEAR BETTER! Carol B Black MS CCC-A PROPERLY FITTED HEARING AIDS HEARING TESTING HOMEVTSTTS SERVICE ON ALL MAKES BATTERIES ACCESSORIES AidCepter 931-929O 1100 1 /2 Center Ave . Comer of Center Bronx Ave., West View DEDICATED TO THOSE FAMILIES SERVED BY THE H P BRANDT FUNERAL HOME. INC THIS PASTWEEK IN MEMORIAM John H. Baust Frances Keefe George A. Young Daniel Leshmski Olive Graham Helen Eichelman FUNERAL HOME* SINCS taor 1032 PERRY HIGHWAY RTTSBURGH John W. Hughss, Supervisor

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