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PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE D THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1996 OBITUARIES JOSEPHINE MCGRAIL ADOLF C ALLAN D Voice teacher whose 'light did not dim' ; By Nancy Anderson Post-Gazette Staff Writer ; Voice teacher Josephine McGrail once estimated that she had taught more than 5000 private students in the past 50 years, not counting those in colleges and universities. , Miss McGrail, 90, who died Tuesday of pneumonia at Mercy Hospital, was still coaching students late last year at the McGrail School of Voice in the Fulton Building, Downtown. "She was a taskmaster ... the ultimate taskmaster which we as singers needed, craved and fed upon," said Kate Aupkey, former voice student and longtime friend. "And that light did not dim, even into her advancing age." The Brookline native also produced operas, started her own opera company and was one of the first female orchestra conductors in America. . While still a student at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) in the 1920s, she became the first voice teacher at Duquesne University when the music school was a small building on the bluff. After graduation, she taught at St Vincent College in Latrobe for many years before returning to Pittsburgh where she opened her own studio in the former Loew's Penn Theater penthouse on Fifth Avenue, Downtown. In 1947, she produced the Pittsburgh premier of Kurt Weill's "Down In the Valley.'7 That was followed by "The Merry Widow" and "La Tra-viata" in the Aragon Ballroom, Downtown. In 1949 she established her own accredited School of Vocal Art on Ridge Avenue on the North Side on the current site of Community College of Allegheny County. She produced the opera "Carmen," followed "by Victor Herbert's "Sweethearts" and Pittsburgh's first production of Mozart's "The Impresario" at what was then Mount Mercy College (now Carlow College). She returned to Duquesne University to teach in the mid-1950s, and was helpful in securing accreditation for the School of Music. She also founded the Duquesne University Vocal Workshop, of which she was the director. Concerned that major talents were unable to perform in leading roles in Pittsburgh, she established her own opera company, McGrail Opera Inc., in 1957. She hired members of the Pittsburgh Symphony as well as local and ELMER K. BRANDT JR. national singers for her productions, which included "II Trovatore" and "Rigoletto," and began to conduct the orchestra herself. Because of the acoustics, her favorite performing site was the former Syria Mosque in Oakland, where she insisted the singers use no' amplification, requiring that they instead use vocal techniques for resonance and tone. In her career she produced and conducted 34 full opera productions. "She was quite an organizer," said Carol Forsythe, her associate of 36 years who will be continuing the McGrail School of Voice. "Business in the morning, teaching all day and opera rehearsals in the evening was her normal day. She had endless energy. A member of the Tuesday Musical Club, Miss McGrail was helpful in the formation of the Pittsburgh Concert Society. Miss McGrail is survived by a sister, Frances, of Brookline. Friends will be received at the Frank F. De Bor Funeral Home Inc., 10G5 Brookline Blvd., Brookline, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. A Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St Pius X Church in Brookline. Equitable manager, active in civic life of Braddock By Gary Rotstein Post-Gazette Staff Writer Elmer K. Brandt Jr. never lived in Braddock, but he thrust himself into the middle of its civic activities during the 1950s and '60s when the steel town was thriving. The bushy-haired, bushy-eye-browed former president of the Greater Braddock Chamber of Commerce and Braddock Rotary Club was a familiar figure for decades along Braddock Avenue, where he managed the local office of Equitable Gas Co. Mr. Brandt 83, died Monday in his Churchill home of heart failure, with his worsening asthma of recent years a contributing factor. Until a few years ago, however, Mr. Brandt had remained an active community volunteer, most recently as a driver for the Churchill chapter of Meals on Wheels. He was also a past president of the Braddock area United Way annual campaign and Monongahela Cemetery Co., past board chairman of the Swissvale United Methodist Church and a former committee member in the East Boroughs Council of the Boy Scouts of America, among his various community roles. "He wasn't afraid to get involved," said Joe Miller of Forest Hills, a longtime friend. "He had a great deal of concern about making the ouality of life better in the Braddock community." The youngest of 11 children, Mr. Brandt haa a large number of nephews, and some of their favorite memories of him are from his days as a sandlot baseball pitcher in Mercer County, where Mr. Brandt's parents had a farm. "For us kids it was always exciting we'd say, 'Hey, Elmer's going to pitch tonight,' and all go watch, said Lloyd Lingemann Jr., a nephew from Blackridge. "He had a grand sense of humor and was one of those people that fit in well," said another nephew, Robert Brandt of Laporte, Sullivan County. "He was always community-spirited and involved with loads of organizations." Mr. Brandt grew up in Swissvale and was a Swissvale High School graduate. He began working for Equitable Gas during the Depression and stayed with the company for 43 years, retiring as manager of commercial market sales. He is survived by his wife, Sara, who lives at Redstone Highlands Nursing Home in Greensburg; two sons, J. Ronald of McMurray and Thomas D. of Alexandria, Va.; sue grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Swissvale United Methodist Church, 2018 S. Braddock Ave. German ace who downed 1 04 planes during WWII By David Binder The New York Times Just before sunrise on Sept. 1, 1939, minutes after the first shots of World War II were fired by invading German troops, a 27-year-old Luftwaffe pilot began dropping bombs from his Henschel 123 biplane on Polish infantry positions near the frontier town of Panki. On April 26, 1945, two weeks before the end of the war, the same pilot flying his last mission in a small formation of Messerschmitt 262s the world's first jet combat fighter downed a two-engined American Marauder bomber over the Danube. Over those 4V4 years of fighting, that pilot Adolf Galland, shot down 104 Allied planes, making him one of the top fighter aces of the war and one oi a nandful to have survived combat. Gen. Galland died after a long illness Friday at his home in the Rhineland town of Oberwinter. He was 83. Adolf Joseph Ferdinand Galland was born March 19, 1912, in Wester-holt one of three sons of a minor Westphalian nobleman's estate overseer. He developed a passion for aviation. From building rrtodel planes he went to gliding, ihe only form of flying then legaflyCallvwed for Germans under the Versailles Treaty that ended World War I. He made his first glider flight in'W27, soon became a champion glider Eilot, and earned admission ' to uf thansa's pilot training center at Braunschweig. In the early 1930s, his gliding expertise smoothed his way into the embryonic and illegal Luftwaffe, In whose rise and fall he played , a central role. He flew combat missions during the Spanish Civil War in support of the rebel forces of Gen. Francisco Franco. '"'; During World War II he flew warplanes in the conquest of Poland, the invasion of France, the Battle of Britain and the final defense of the Third Reich. Along the way he tangled !over tactics and strategy with his commander, Hermann Goering, . and with Hitler. But he seems never to have expressed remorse for serving a German war machine that brought death to tens of millions. From the outset his goals were to fly, to fight and to win. After discharge as an American prisoner in 1947, he went on to a successful career as an international aviation consultant first with the Argentine air force for seven years, and then in Germany. ELSEWHERE Dr. Isaak Z. Baruch, 78, leader of the Portuguese Jewish community in the Netherlands and a resistance worker during the Nazi occupation, Tuesday of natural causes in Amsterdam. Dr. S. Ward Casscells, 80, who helped revolutionize sports medicine as a pioneer in arthroscopic surgery, of leukemia last Thursday in Houston, Texas. Ernest Samuels, 92, whose monumental prize-winning biogra phy of Henry Adams was hailed as;a triumph of painstaking scholarship and subtle interpretation, Monday in Evanston, 111. wi Amelia Rosselli, 66, an Italian poet known for terse, melancholy verse, killed herself by jumping from her fifth floor apartment near Rome's Piazza Navona Sunday. Friends said she lived most of her life in solitude and had suffered in the last year from acute depression. LATEST DEATHS The following is a list of recent deaths, provided free asapubllcservlce.Thoselistlngsfollowed with the letter 0 In parenthesis (O) Indicate that a classified obituary is running elsewhere in these pages. Forthefollowing listing, we accept Information only from funeral directors and employees of crematorlumsandmemorialsocletieswhomaycall 263-1601 from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily. ALLEGHENY COUNTY BAUER, Stella Lear, 90, formerly of Ross, died Feb. 12. Schellhaas Funeral Home, West View. (O) BENYAK, George E., 83, of North Versailles, died Feb. 13. E.A. Forgie Funeral Home, East McKeesport. (O) BLACK, Donald R., 66, of Sewickley, died Feb. 14. Dallas S. Irvine Funeral Home, Sewickley. BLANKS, Estelle H., 102. of the Hill District, died Feb. 10. West Funeral Home, Uptown. (O) BLOTZER, Lorraine Schroeder, 68, of Bloom-field, died Feb. 12. Winter Funeral Home, Bloom-field. (0) BRANDT, Elmer Kellogg, Jr., 83, of Churchill, died Feb. 12. H. Samson Funeral Home, Oakland. (0) BRUNO, Mary, 87, of Whitaker, died Feb. 14. R.V. Anderson Funeral Home, Homestead. (0) BUTLER, Joseph R., 60, of Arlington Heights,' died Feb. 13. Jones Funeral Home, Hill District. CHRISTMAN, M. Sherlea, of Mt. Lebanon, died Feb. 13. Laughlin Funeral Home, Mt. Lebanon. (0) COSTELLO, Ebba S., 78, formerly of the South Side, died Feb. 13. Thomas J. Gmiter Funeral Home, South Side. (0) CRAIG, Edward A. Ill, 61, died Feb. 13. H. Samson Funeral Home, Oakland. (0) CRAMER, Mary L, 91, of Pittsburgh, died Feb. 13. Griffith Mortuary, South Park. CRIMONE, Victor J., 78, of Mount Washington, died Feb. 12. William Slater & Sons, Mount Washington. (0) CROWLEY, Harry J., 68, of Mount Washington, died Feb. 12. James J. Barry Jr. Funeral Home, Allentown. (0) CZERWINSKI, Henry L, 68, of Shaler, died Feb. 14. Healy-Hahn Funeral Home, Millvale. (0) DeCHELLIS, Enrichetta Pompeo, 61, of Kenne dy, died Feb. 13. Anthony J. Sanvito Funeral Home, Stowe. (0) DeSTEFANO, Daniel S. Sr., 80, of Baldwin Borough, died Feb. 13. Griffith Mortuary, South Park. (0) DREW, Evelyn B., 73, of Mt. Lebanon, died Feb. 14. Beinhauer Funeral Home, South Hills. (0) ERMAKOV, Sergei Michilovich, 35, of Pittsburgh, died Feb. 10. Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Pleasant Hills. (0) FINN, John Francis, 70, of Penn Hills, died Feb. 12. Findlay C. Wylie Funeral Home, Penn Hills. (0) FRANCIS, David J., 66, of Penn Hills, died Feb. 13. David Melbourne Chapman-Murphy Funeral Home, Lyndhurst, Ohio. (0) GAMROD, Albert William, 76, of Fittsburgh, died Feb. 13. Slater II Funeral Service, Green Tree. (0) GRATKIE, Nellie, 82, of Stowe, died Feb. 14, Anthony M. Musmanno Funeral Home, McKees Rocks. (0) HARBEY, Bernadette M., 59, of Erookline, died Feb. 11. Beinhauer Funeral Home, South Hills. (0) HARMON, Pauline, 84, of Allentown, died Feb. 13. Beinhauer Funeral Home, South Hills. (0) HECK, Charles Edward, 68, of Upper St. Clair, died Feb. 12. Beinhauer Mortuary, Peters. (0) HENDERSON, Mary Ellen Ballantyne, 81, of Penn Hills, died Feb. 13. Soxman Funeral Home Roth Chapel, Penn Hills. (0) HENNESSEY, James R., 45, of Pittsburgh, died Feb. 10. Moriarty-Dutcavich Funeral Home, Lock Haven, Clinton County. (0) HOOVER, Roy W. Jr., 71, of Elizabeth Borough, died Feb. 13. Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Pleasant Hills. (0) HORRIGAN, John F. Sr., of Akron, Ohio, died Feb. 12. Hummel Funeral Home, Akron. (0) HUMBERSTON, Marion Zuro, 86, of North Braddock, died Feb. 13. Albert G. Lesko Funeral Home, North Braddock. (0) KAMINSKY, Joan, 59, of Braddock, died Feb. 14. Edward T. Perrone Mortuary, Swissvale. (0) KATIC, Elizabeth A. Klein, 84, of the North Side, died Feb. 14. Schellhaas Funeral Home, North Side. (0) KAUFFMAN, Thomas J., 67, of Monroeville, died Feb. 13. Gene H. Corl Funeral Center, Monroeville. (0) KLOCEK, Walter, of Munhall, died Feb. 14. Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn Funeral Home, Munhall. (0) CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING KOHLER, Fredrick M. "Fred," 86, of Avalon, died Feb. 12. Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon. (0) KRAMER, Ruth Haefele, 87, of Brentwood, died Feb. 13. F. Slater Funeral Home, Brentwood. (0) KUCHINKA, Michael A., 73, of Munhall, died Feb. 14. George Irvin Green Funeral Home, Munhall. (0) LEVINSON, Paul, of Squirrel Hill, Feb. 13. Burton L. Hirsch Chapel, Squirrel Hill. (0) LEX (White), Glenda I., 60, of Shaler, died Feb. 14. Bock Funeral Home,, Glenshaw. (0) LUNT, Florence Kingag, 94, of Verona, Feb. 10. H. Samson Oakland. (0) LYNCH, Lois A., 67, of Penn Hills, died Feb. 12. William F. Gross Funeral Home, Penn Hills. (0) MADISON, Lillian (Mullen), 87, of Brookline, died Feb. 12. Frank F. DeBor Funeral Home, Brookline Blvd. (0) MANNING, Charles E. Jr., 70, of O'Hara, died Feb. 11. (0) MARTIN, Mildred Mae, 95, of Wilkinsburg, died Feb. 13. Maurice L. Knee, Plum. (0) MASA, Leo J., 90, of Polish Hill, died Feb. 12. Walter J. Zalewski Funeral Home, Polish Hill. (0) MATTES, John, 79, of Plum, died Feb. 13. Burket-Truby Funeral Home, Oakmont. (0) McDERMOTT, Mary, of Ben Avon Heights, died Feb. 13. Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon. (0) McGRAIL, Josephine, of Brookline, died Feb. 13. Frank F. DeBor Funeral Home, Brookline Blvd. (0) McQUILLEN JR., Albert L, 70, of Upper St. Clair, died Feb. 11. Beinhauer Mortuary, Peters. (0) MELOCCHI, Carmela (Zaccardi), 87, of Rankin, died Feb. 14. Edward T. Perrone Mortuary, Swissvale. (0) MEYER, Carl A., 45, of Whitehall, died Feb. 13. Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Pleasant Hills. (0) MOWRY, Rose E. (Cheeseman), 80, formerly of Duquesne and West Mifflin, died Feb. 13. Teichard-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne. (0) MURRAY, Charles S., 85, of Aspinwall, died Feb. 14. Worrell Funeral Home, Sharpsburg. (0) MURRAY, James P. Jr., 87, formerly of Point Breeze and Squirrel Hill, died Feb. 13. McCabe Bros. Funeral Home, Shadyside. (0). NIEMEYER, Lucia A., 96, of Bethel Park, died Feb. 13. Beinhauer Mortuary, Peters. (0) OPAL, Richard L, 67 of Greentree City, died Feb. 13. Beinhauer Funeral Home, South Hills. (0) PADGETT McCAULEY, Margaret, 89, of Cora- opolis, died Feb. 14, Copeland Funeral Home, Coraopolis. (0) PAJAK, Dominic S., 78, of Monroeville, died Feb. 12. Gene Van Horn's, Monroeville. (0) PENNINGTON, Edward, 27, of Pittsburgh, died Feb. 13. Gaines Funeral Home, East End. (0) POTTER, George H., 76, of Wilkinsburg, died Feb. 12. George A. Warden Funeral Home, Home-wood. (0) POUCHOT, Margaret H. 78 of Monroeville, died Feb. 14. Gene H. Corl Funeral Center, Monroeville. (0) PROPST, John Leake, of Squirrel Hill, died Feb. 13. H. Samson, Oakland. (0) PULEO, Mary E. Pencak, 83, of Brookline, died Feb. 13. Beinhauer Funeral Home, South Hills. (0) RICHARDS, William E, 35, of East Liberty, died Feb. 14. Freyvogel-Slater Funeral Home, Bethel Park. (0) RICHARD, William J. "Joe," Sr., 74, of Gibsonia, died Feb. 14. Schellhaas Funeral Home, Richland. (0) SPEIS, Phillip, 96, of Wilkinsburg, died Feb. 13. Thomas D. English Funeral Home, Oakmont. (0) STOECKLEIN, Jane Cannon, 84, of Oakland, died Feb. 14. John A. Freyvogel Sons Funeral Home, Shadyside. (0) SZYMANSKI, John, 70, of Shaler, died Feb. 15. Walter J. Zalewski Funeral Home, Lawrenceville. (0) TENNEY, Rose Celli, 76, of Monroeville, died Feb. 13. William 0. Pearce Funeral Home, Pitcairn. (0) THOMAS, Alice A., 74, of Carnegie, died Feb. 12. Beinhauer Funeral Home, South Hills. (0) TOLIVER, Lemore, 90, of Point Breeze, died Feb. 13. Spriggs & Watson Funeral Home, East End. (0) TRUST, Ruby, of North Hills, died Feb. 12. Stephen M. Brady Funeral Home, North Side. (0). URBAN, John E. Sr., 56, of Moon, died Feb. 14. Brusco-Falvo Funeral Home, Mount Washington. (0) VEGA, Julia Power, of Lawrenceville and East Long Meadow, Mass., died Feb. 11. John A. Freyvogel Sons Funeral Home, Shadyside. (0) WALTERS, Mary Ann Miller, 35, of Kennedy, died Feb. 13. McDermott Funeral Home, Kennedy. (0) WHALEN, Katharine A. Beck, 93, formerly of East Liberty, died Feb. 13. Boron Funeral Home, Carrick. (0). WILLIAMS, Marie C, of East Liberty, died Feb. 14. The New Samuel E. Coston Funeral Home, East Liberty. . . WILSON, Mary Helen, 80, formerly of the South Side, died Feb. 13. John J. Gmiter Funeral Home, South Side. (0) Z'Z'Z ' YOUNG, Marion Howard, 86, formerly of Avalon, died Feb. 13. Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon. (0) 'Z - ' ZELESKEY, Dorothy Carlin, 61 , of the West End, died Feb. 13. Edward A. Schepner Funeral Home, Crafton. (0) ' BUTLER COUNTY - ! ARMANY, Matthew A. Sr., 67, of Butler County, died Feb. 14. Schellhaas Funeral Home,:Richlahd. (0) , WASHINGTON COUNTY- BLOCKER, Margaret, 60, of Bentleyville, died Feb. 13. William Neal Funeral Home, Washington. WESTMORELAND COUNTY ' ALLEN, Robert T., 83, of Manor, died Feb. 11 Vincent V. Rodgers Funeral Home, Irwin. BUTLER, Joseph W. "Bill," 87, of Cloverleaf Estates, died Feb. 13. William F. Gross Funeral Home, Penn Hills. (0) OTHER BESTERMAN, Dolores C, 80, of Valparaiso, Ind., died Feb. 13. Dykes Funeral Home, Valparaiso. (0) ; CAMPBELL, John Arlington, 82, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Feb. 13. Copeland's Funeral Home, Coraopolis. CARR, William M. Jr., 63, of Sun Lakes, Ariz;, formerly of Munhall, died Feb. 10. Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Pleasant Hills. (0) GITZEN, John N., of Liverpool, N.Y., formerly of Brentwood, died Feb. 14. Boron Funeral Home, Carrick. (0) MOSDV, Estelle Bobo, 85, of Auburn, Calif., formerly of fittsburgh, died Jan. 27. (0) . SHUTTERLY, Helen C, 88, of Miami Shores, Fla., formerly of Pittsburgh, died Feb. 1 1 . Thomas fj. Nied Funeral Home, Swissvale. (0) , MATTHEW A. ARMANY, SR. Of Saxonburg, on Wed., Feb. 14, 1996, beloved husband of Alice (Grieneisen); father of Rosemary Armany and Matthew A. Armany, Jr.; son of Alice E. (Gibson) Armany; brother of Mary Alice Bost. Friends received Thurs.and Fri. 2-4 and 7-9 at the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME, LTD., 5864 Heck-ert Rd., Bakerstown-Richland Twp. Mass of Christian Burial Sat. 10 A.M. at Holy Sepulcher Church. Donations may be made to the American Heart Assoc. STELLA (LEAR) BAUER On Mon., Feb. 12, 1996, formerly of Ross Twp.; wife of the late Edward C; mother of Betty Orr & Virginia Fuhr; also six grand & ten great-grandchildren. Friends received THURS. 2-4 & 7-9 at the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 388 Center Ave. (off Horseshoe Bend) West View. Mass of Christian Burial Fri. 10 a.m. in St. Athanasius Church. Volunteer Red Cross Grey Ladies, 45 yrs at Children's, St. John's & Passavant. DOLORES c. BESTERMAN Age 80, of Valparaiso, Indiana, died Feb. 13, 1996, daughter of the late Fred & Margaret Strauss Steigner, formerly of Pgh., former member of St. Philip Church, Crafton, member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Altar Rosary Society & Banta Senior Center. Survived by two sons, J.B. Brooks of NY & David (Roslyn) Besterman of Valparaiso, IN, daughter Wendy A. Besterman of Austin, TX; four grandchildren, Jacob, Jessica & Rachel Besterman & Tyler Caudill. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles J. Besterman, three brothers & two sisters. Graveside service Sat. Feb. 17, 10 am. at Sharon Cemetery, Moon Twp. Visitation & Rosary recited on Thurs. at DYKES FUNERAL HOME, Valparaiso, Indiana, (219) 462-3125 GEORGE E. BENYAK Age 83, of North Versailles, formerly of Ursina and Wilmerding, died Tues., February 13, 1996. He was bom April 4, 1912 in Wall, a son of the late Michael and Anna Cosley Benyak. He is retired from Westinghouse Airbrake Company, Wilmerding, a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church, E. McKeesport, was a graduate of Turtle Creek Union High School, Class of '32, where he played baseball and football. He was a WWII Veteran serving with US Army as a MSgt with Chemical Warfare Service serving in England, North Africa and Europe. He was a member of the American Legion Post 947, E. McKeesport. In addition to his parents, he is proceeded in death by three brothers, Michael, John and Paul Benyak and four sisters, Rose Cigler, Helen Rei-ter, Susan and Elizabeth Benyak. Surviving are his beloved wife, Emma Phillips Benyak; a son, George L. Benyak and many nieces and nephews. Visitation Wed. 7-9 pm, Thurs. 2-4 and 7-9pm at the E. A. FORGIE FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Broadway, E. McKeesport. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Fri. at 10:30sm at St. Robert Bellarmine Church. ESTELLE H. BLANKS 102, on Feb. 10, 1996, beloved mother of Marie Hutton of NY & the late Jody Harris; sister of Lurlene Hall & the late Bodie, Beatrice & Jodie West, Alfonso & Lillie Fowler; grandmother of Mar-lene B. Ruston of MD; other relatives & friends. Mrs. Blanks was a charter member of Adah Chapter 14 PES, PHA. Pres. of the ladies auxiliary of the Brother hood of Sleeping Car Porters. She was active in the PTA of Robert L. Van & the A. Leo Weil Schools and a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church since 1919. Visitataion WEST FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2215 Wylie Ave. Thurs. 2-9 p.m. where Funeral will be Fri at 1 1 a.m. Interment Allegheny Cem. LORRAINE (SCHROEDER) BLOTZER On February 12, 1996, beloved mother of Robert, Michael, Leslee, Daniel, and Denise; also survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends received Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the WINTER FUNERAL HOME, 4730 Friendship Ave. Funeral Friday 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m., St. Joseph Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Lorraine to the Heart Association or the Cancer Society. ELMER KELLOGG BRANDT, JR. On Monday, February 12, 1996, age 83 of Churchill. He is the husband of Sara G. Brandt; father of Jay Ronald Brandt of McMurray and Thomas Dean Brandt of Alexandria, VA; also survived bysix grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday 1 PM at Swissvale United Methodist Church, 2018 S. Braddock Avenue. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. MARY BRUNO On Valentines Day Feb. 14, 1996 beloved wife of the late Vincent Bruno; preceded in death also by two sons, Jackie & Richard; Mary was a member of St. Rita's Parish and lead a life of prayer and love which was focused on her family and friends. She painted, read and wrote poetry; but those who loved her will remember her most for her kind heart and sense of 1 humor. She will be missed by her three sons Robert, Vincent and William and his wife Rita and daughter Nina and her husband Raymond DeFazio; sisters Ellen De-Monaco and Anne Chappie; brother Dominick Chappie; nephew Charles DeMoncao and his wife Carrie; grandchildren Amy and Anita Bruno; Laura Ruggieri;Laura, Joseph, Michael and his wife Amy DeFazio; and great grandsons, Matthew Bruno, Bradly Ruggieri and Paul DeFazio. Visitation will be R. V. ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 315 East 10th Ave., Homestead. Thur. & Fri. 2-4 & 7-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Satuday at 1 1 AM, St. Rita's Church, Whitaker. JOSEPH W. (BILL) BUTLER Of Cloverleaf Estates, formerly of Penn Hills, on Tues., Feb. 13, 1996; beloved husband of the late Margaret Butler; friends received WILLIAM F. GROSS FUNERAL HOME, Ltd., 11735 Frankstown Rd. (at Rodi Rd.), Penn Hills, where service will be Friday 12:30 p.m. Visitation Thurs 2-4, 7-9 WILLIAM M. CARR JR. 63, of Sun Lakes, AZ formerly of Munhall, on Feb. 1 0, 1996. Retired from General Motors, he was also a US Army Vet, a Mason & a Shriner. Husband of Lois Carr (knee) Seitz; father of Jennifer and the late Rebecca Carr; brother of Tom of Munhall, Donald of FL and Art of NJ. Memorial Services will be 11 a.m. Sat. at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 301 Curry Hollow Rd., Pleasant Hills. Memorials to St. John Mark Lutheran Church, Homestdad, PA. M. SHERLEA ', CHRISTMAN Of Mt. Lebanon, on Tues-. day, February, 13, 1996.; Wife of the late Frederick M, Christman; loving mother qf' Sherlea Joan Christman; sis-! ter of Marjorie Daggitt, john; and Arnold Doel. Friends-may call at LAUGHLIfJ' FUNERAL HOME, Ltd., 222i Washington Road, Mt. Leba-; non, Wednesday, 2-4 and 7' 9 PM. Services in the Funeral, Home Chapel, Thursday af-i ternoon at 12:30. Interment! Alleg. County Mem. Park.; Memorials may be made to, a charity of one's choice. ; EBBA S. ' . : COSTELLO On Tues. Feb. 13, 1996, in' Columbus, Ohio, wife of the' late James Costello; be-! loved mother of Rose Czer-! ny (Chuck), Kathy Rud (Val): & John Costello (Madeline);, grandmother of Heather &' Chad Czerny, Chris & Nick; Rud, John Michael, Jamie &: Josh Costello; also survived, by two sisters & one brother.; Friends received 2-4 &-7-9 pm. Thurs. & Fri. at THOMAS J. GMITER FUNERAL' HOME, INC., 2323 E. Carson St., S. S. Funeral Sat. Our Lady of Fatima Church, time;' to be announced later. Cont on page C-4

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