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PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 8, 2004 A-19 LOCAL NEWS Local religious leaders close ranks over debut of Gibson's 'Passion' film By Joe Fahy Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Religious leaders in Pittsburgh have expressed concerns about "The Passion of the Christ," a new movie by filmmaker Mel Gibson that some fear could spark anti-Semitism. More than a week before the movie's release, local Jewish and Christian leaders issued a joint statement yesterday reaffirming their commitment to respectful relations. "The Greater Pittsburgh area is a role model of positive inter- faith relations," reads the statement, .signed by three leaders of the Greater Pittsburgh Rabbinic Association, which represents rabbis of all major Jewish denominations, and nine Christian leaders. The statement notes that many are concerned that Gibson's new movie "will undo decades of interfaith dialogue" and that some fear that it "will ignite anti-Semitism." "While we acknowledge that there may be some bigots who will try to seize on any opportunity to spread their maliciousness, it is our heartfelt belief that no movie can unravel the ever strengthening bonds Criticism of the movie has focused on concerns that it could fuel anti-Jewish sentiments. of friendship that bless Christians and Jews," the statement said. Rabbi David Greenspoon, vice chairman of the rabbinic association, acknowledged that viewers cannot be sure what scenes the movie contains, though trailers have been available on the Internet and in theaters. But religious lead- ers agreed that it was important to issue a statement in advance, he said, to ensure that "whatever good works that have been done don't get undone." The Rev. Ron Leng- win, spokesman for the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, said he received the statement Friday from the rabbinic association and circulated it among local Christian leaders, both Catholic and non-Catholic. All who were asked agreed to sign, he said. Nationally, criticism of the movie has focused on concerns that it places the blame for Christ's crucifixion on Jews, which could be used as an excuse for anti-Jewish sentiments. "The Passion of the Christ" opens nationwide in theaters on next Wednesday. Joe Fahy can be reached at jfahy(apost-gazette.com or 412-263-1 722. Inquest to explore whether fatal car crash was homicide By Jonathan D. Silver Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A day after Pittsburgh police charged Jamie Upshur with using her car as a deadly weapon to kill a romantic rival and her son last year, the Allegheny County coroner's office said it will hold an open inquest to determine whether the victims' deaths were indeed homicides. The official manner of death for Timira Brown, who was 25, and her 4-year-old son, Taymon, is listed as "pending investigation." The coroner's office determines whether deaths are classified as homicide, suicide, accident, from natural causes or undetermined. "We will be conducting an inquest to establish what the correct manner of death is," Chief Deputy Coroner Joseph Dominick said yesterday. No date was announced. Following the inquest, during which witnesses may be subpoenaed to provide testimony, the coroner will determine whether anyone is criminally responsible for the deaths of Brown and her son . The district attorney's office has already decided who it believes is responsible. . Upshur, 23, of East Liberty, was arrested Monday and faces a preliminary hearing Feb. 26 on numerous charges, including criminal homicide, homicide by vehicle and aggravated assault. A police affidavit cited several instances in which Upshur reportedly threatened Brown's life. But it did not say why homicide detectives believe Upshur meant to kill Brown along Route 28 on Aug. 10. Police have accused Upshur of ramming her car into Brown's as both drove south on Route 28 between the 31st Street Bridge and the DelMonte Heinz plant. Both cars went out of control and crossed the center line, smashing into two northbound vehicles. Police said Upshur was driving 69 mph in a 35-mph zone. Brown and her son were the only fatalities. The three other drivers and three passengers were all injured, some seriously. Willa Tot, 70, who drove one of the northbound cars, is still receiving orthopedic care and physical therapy, according to police. Chaka Hall, 33, another of the northbound drivers, suffered a lacerated liver, concussion, crushed heel and fractured femur. In the affidavit, police detailed a six-month feud between the women over a man, Wayne Williams, who at the time was in the Allegheny County Jail on drug charges. Williams and other witnesses who were not identified in the affidavit told police that Upshur threatened Brown and her family in a series of phone calls. During a three-way conversation with Brown and Upshur initiated by Williams from the jail in an ef fort to resolve the women's differences, Upshur threatened Brown, the affidavit said. In a petition May 10 for an emergency protection-from-abuse order that was eventually rejected, Brown wrote: "Have been receiving harassing calls since 1-23-03 and threats over the phone and has been stalking me. She knows my every move I make when I leave my home. She keeps saying I gonna end up a gun shot victim to death." Timira Brown's mother. Beverly Brown, of Columbus. Ohio, declined last night to talk about the investigation. But Beverly Brown expressed her appreciation for the work investigators have done on the case. "I want to thank police and everyone involved for making an arrest," said Brown. "I don't care how long it would have taken. I want her Jamie Upshur prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. "There are a lot of people messed up behind this. I feel bad for her family but I want justice for myself, my daughter, my grandson, and my daughter's three surviving children." Staff writer Nate Guidry contributed to this report. Jonathan D. Silver can be reached at jsilverupostgazette.com or 412-263-1962. CLASSIFIED OBITUARIES Cont. from Page A-18 proudly served on the USS Little Rock. Friends welcome Tuesday and Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9pm at WM. SLATER & SONS, INC. Virginia Ave. and Kearsarge St., Mt. Washington. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, 10am, in St. Mary of the Mount Church. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment St. George Cemetery. Please sign the guest book at post-gaiette.com POLITO ANTHONY J. Of Ft. Lauderdale, formerly of Pgh, on Fri. Feb. 13, 2004; beloved husband of 60 years to Mary (D'Epiro) Polito; father of Marylee Sheets; grandfather of Nicole and Adam Sheets; great-grandfather of Anthony Sheets; also survived by nieces and nephews. Mr. Polito served in the U.S. Army during WW 1 1 in the 69th I nf antry and the 1 st Armored Division and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon and worked at the Peoples Gas Co. for over 30 years as an Architectural Representative. Funeral from the MCCABE BROS., INC., FUNERAL HOME, 6214 Walnut St., Shadyside on Thurs. at 8:30 am, Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church at 9:30 am. Visitation with family Wed., 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Please sign the guest book at post-goiette. com PURVIS THOMAS A. "PAL" Of Ross Twp. on Sun. Feb. IS, 2004; beloved husband of Eleanor A. (Gross) Purvis; 8wfcS loving father of ?C23sl Ron T. Purvis of S7 North Side and Maureen Purvis of Ross Twp.; dearest grandfather of Heather Purvis and her fiance Paul Pawlak; brother-in-law of Elizabeth Steiner; cousin of Herman and Lois Mages; brother of the late Dick, George "Bud", Robert "Butch", and Mary Alice Purvis; also survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation Tues. & Wed. 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Sebastian Church Thurs. 10 am. Member of FOP Lodge 1, North Side Elks 339, American Legion 81 and VFW Post 2754. www.devlinfuneralhome.com Please sign the guest book at post-gazetfe.com PUSATERI PATRICIA ANN Of Mf. Lebanon, age 56, on Tuesday, February 17, 2004. Beloved daughter of Frank J. Pusateri and the late Ann (Spinola) Pusateri; loving sister of Bob Pusateri; aunt of Summer Samide, Addie Pusateri and Mario Pusateri; great-aunt of Gabriel Samide. Patricia worked for the Insurance Underwriting Company of Burns and Wilcox Insurance. Funeral Arrangements by BEIN-HAUERS, Friends welcome at 2828 Washington Road, Peters Twp. (724) 941-3211 Thursday, 7-9pm and Friday, 2-4 & 7-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial St. Anne Church, Castle Shannon, 10am Saturday. Interment in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Please add a tribute at www.woodrufffamilyservices.com Please sign the guest book at post-gazette, com RANKER SHIRLEY J. Age 73, of Cranberry Twp., PA, formerly of the North Side, on Tuesday, February 17, 2004, beloved wife of Charles M. Ranker; mother of Cathy Lee Fischer, Dorothy J. Gai-to, Terrie Lynn Faulk, Sandra M. Ranker, Robert 0. Ranker and the late Sherry Lynn Ranker; sister of Daniel "Tony" Stapinsky, Charles Stapinsky, Richard Stapinsky, Carol Kruse and Patricia Delacaur. Friends will be received 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Thursday at GLENN-KILDOO FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SVCS. of Cranberry Twp., Inc., 130 Wisconsin Ave., Cranberry Twp., where Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday. Interment Allegheny County Memorial Park, McCandless Twp. Please sign the guest book aipost-gaiette.com RENZ ROBERT P.'BOB" Age 55, of Bridgeville, on Tuesday, February 17, 2004; beloved husband of Dennia (Lambing) Renz; son of Carrie Lou and the late Paul Renz; brother of James (Pat) Renz of Indiana, PA and the late Donald. Arrangements by BOGAN-WOLF FUNERAL HOME, 430 Washington Ave., Bridgeville. Please add a tribute at www.woodrufffamilyservices.com Pleasesigntheguestbookaipost-goiette.com ROSENFELD RHODA S. On Monday, February 16, 2004, beloved wife of Norman H. Rosen-feld; beloved mother of Renee (Martin) Scoratow, Sharyn (Herbert) Wolfson, Janice' (Richard) Dunmire, Francine (Neal) Conway, Martin Rosenfeld and Christine Morrone. Devoted grandmother of Lee Scoratow, llene Moran-Scoratow (Jose Moran), Sarah Scoratow, Arthur Wolfson, Laura and David Felder, Adena and Daniel Savage, Elizabeth Conway and Lexus Rosenfeld; great-grandmother of Rebecca Madeline Moran-Scoratow. Service at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL, INC. 5509 Centre Ave., Shadyside, on Wednesday 11 a.m. Visitation one hour prior to service (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.). Interment Temple Sinai Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 320 Bil-mar Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205 or American Heart Association, 10 Duff Road, Suite 304, Pgh, PA 15235. Pleosesigntheguestbookatpost-gaiette.com RUDDELL CAROLINE (DULEMBA) On Sun., Feb. 15, 2004, age 85, of Munhall. Wife of the late Thomas P. Ruddell; sister of Josephine Blythe; mother-in-law of Ann Ruddell of SC; grandmother of Kathleen, Colleen and Thomas; also survived by six great-grandchildren. No visitation. Arrangements by GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall. www.georgeigreenfuneralhome.com Please sign the guest book at post-goiette.com SCHRAM ELIZABETH L. (SCHULLI) On Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, age 85. Beloved wife of the late Frank J. Schram; devoted mother of Donna Storm, Marlene Barnes, William & Robert Schram; sister of Nicholas Schulli & the late Caroline Eady; also survived by nine grandchildren & 13 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received THURSDAY ONLY 2-4, 7-9 P.M. in the EDWARD P. KANAI FUNERAL HOME, 500 Greenfield Ave. Funeral Friday at 9:30 A.M. with Funeral Mass in St. Rosalia Church at 10 A.M. Pleosesigntheguestbookatpost-gaiette.com SCHWAB ELEANORE C. (RODGERS) "ELLIE" Of West View, on Sun. February 15, 2004. Wife of the late Edward Schwab; loving mother of Denise Newman ofWorthington, Rosemary King of Ross, Edward Schwab of Worthington, Cecelia Anderson (William) of Elderton, Joan Geary (Alan) of Allison Park and the late William Schwab; sister of Alice Volz of Cranberry and the late Catherine Rodgers, Mary Louise Beymer, James and Samuel Rodgers and Joan Vescio; sister-in-law of Margaret and Chester Laskey; also survived by 8 grandchildren; 6 greatgrandchildren. Visitation Wednesday, 2-4 & 7-9pm at the T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Athanasius Church, Thursday, 10am. Ellie will be greatly missed by family and her many friends in the West View area. P lease sign the guest book at post-gaiette.com SCHWARTZ JEROME H. On Monday, February 16, 2004, beloved husband of Mary (DiPrima); father of Joanne Mary Hoffman, Jerry and James Schwartz; brother of Nelda, De-lores, Claire, Rich, Cliff and Buzzy; also survived by four grandchi Idren. Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the THOMAS P. KUN-SAK FUNERAL HOME, INC. 3552 California Ave., at Davis Ave. Funeral Mass on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Cyril of Alexandria Church. Please sign the guest book at post-gaiette. com SCIARRETTI JAMES A. Of Greenfield peacefully passed away at home on Feb. 16, 2004; son of the late Elizabeth and Vintura Sciarretti; beloved husband to Marlene Sciarretti; father of Mark Sciarretti, Betty Jean Stein, Phillis Marie Episco, Andrea Verner and the late James A. Sciarretti, Jr.; also survived by grandchildren Sherry Altman, Kirk Sciarretti, Jackie Napolitano, Mark Sciarretti, Matthew and Michael Episco, Lauren and Timothy Grealish, Vincent Sciarretti, Isabella Verner and 11 great-grandchildren; also survived by brothers, Louis, Anthony, John Sciarretti; sisters, Edia Coran and Elizabeth Lazzaro, and the late Fabian, Sam, Orlando and Gabriel Sciarretti; loving nieces and nephews; also former wife Phillis Gyre. Friends will be received at the EDWARD P. KANAI FUNERAL HOME, 500 Greenfield Ave on Tues. & Wed. 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Thur. at 9:30 am with Mass at 10 am in St. Rosalia Church. Please sign the guest book atpost-gaiette.com SHANK IRENE A., M.D. Age 90, of Mt. Lebanon, on Monday, February 16, 2004, born in Detroit, Ml, daughter of the late David and Addie Shank. Life-long companion of Dorothy Clawson; survived by three cousins, Ada Dietrick, Ellen Smithers and Evelyn Pickering, all of Ontario, Canada. Dr. Shank was a graduate of Wayne State Medical School, Detroit, Ml; served her two year residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Chicago Clinic, Chicago, IL. From 1942 - 1962 she was the Chief Anesthesiologist at Magee Womens Hospital, 1962 - 1978 she was a staff anesthesiologist at St. Francis Hospital. She continued practicing general medicine at Mt. Lebanon Manor Nursing Home until her. retirement in 1999. Irene was a member of Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Medical Society, the American Society of Anesthesiologists and a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 301 Curry Hollow Rd., Pleasant Hills. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 3206th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Interment will be private at Jefferson Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church. Pleasesigntheguestbookatpost-gaiette.com SNINSKY JOSEPHINE F. (RYCZEK) Age 85, of Munhall, died Saturday, February 14, 2004, wife of the late Andrew R. Sninsky; mother of Lorrain "Teena" (Edward) Woods and Edward Sninsky; sister of Ann Rybka and the late Helen Isaac, Stephen, Edward and Walter "Buster Ryczek; grandmother ("Dubby") of Pamela, Lori, Michael, and Andy; also survived by cherished sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and friends. Friends will be received at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME, INC. 3501 Main St., Munhall (Member Selected Independent Funeral Homes), Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:00 noon followed bv a Memorial Service in the Funeral Home at 12 Noon with Pastor Blair Morgan officiating. In lieu of flow- ers, contributions may be made to the UPMC Hospice, 6301 Forbes Ave, Pgh, 15213, 412-420-8124. Forever the prettiest girl in the alley. Pleasesigntheguestbookatpost-goiette.com SOMERVILLE JAMES L. Of Glenshaw on Monday, February 16, 2004; beloved husband of Ellen Gustafson Somerville; father of Kelly Somerville and Jeffrey Somerville; loving grandfather of Abbie. Friends will be received Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the BOCK FU N ER-AL HOME, LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, www.bockltd.com. Service and interment will be private. Donations may be made to the Shaler North Hills Library, 1822 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, PA 15116. Pleasesigntheguestbookatpost-gaiette.com SPISAK JOHN A. Age 72, of Penn Hills, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Mon., Feb. 16, 2004; preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lois. John was a loving father to Debbie Lupoid, John S. Spisak, Ada Spisak and Jackie Wetzel and a loving grandfather to Jennie, Lauren, Matthew, Chaz, Bethany and Shai-lyn; father-in-law of Larry Lupoid and Charlie Wetzel. A role model for many, John was a wonderful father whose strength and guidance will be greatly missed. "He was our Hero.' Family Visitation Wed. 2-4 and 7-9 pm at MAURICE L. KNEE LTD., FUNERAL HOME, 7663 Saltsburg Rd.; (Across from S & T Bank) Plum. The family will celebrate John's Mass of Christian Burial on Thurs. at 10:30 am in St. Bernadette Church, Monroeville. Please sign the guest book atpost-goiette.com STERN NADINE D. "DOLLY" On Tuesday, February 17, 2004, of Robinson Twp., age 81; wife of the late Herman E. "Jeep" Stern; mother of Marsha (Don) Novi, Lorraine (Jeff) Panizzi, John (Andrea) and Michael Stern; also eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Preceded by two sisters and one brother. Friends received Thurs. 1-3 and 6-8 at the JOSEPH M. SOMMA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5405 Steubenville Pike, Moon Run, Robinson Twp. Mass of Christian Burial Holy Trinity Church, Friday 10am. Pleasesigntheguestbookatpost-gaiette.com TANCRAITOR VIRGINIA (EBBITT) On Sun,, February 15, 2004, Virginia, age 74, of North Versailles; a daughter of the late James R. and Virginia J. (Clair) Ebbitt; wife of the late Joho J. Tancraitor; beloved mother of John J. (Darla), James J. "Jim" (Marsha) and Lance D. (Diane) Tancraitor; loving grandmother of Erin, Tom, Troy, Michael and Brian Tancraitor; dear sister of Clair (late Mary), James (Joanne), Bob (the late Norma), John "Jack" (Jane), the late William "Bi" and Harold Ebbitt and Martha "Sis" Snyder; sister-in-law of Mary Ann Ebbitt; also numerous nieces and nephews. Friends received at ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME, INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, Tues. 8. Wed. 2-4 & 7-9pm. Service in the funeral home Thurs; at 9am, followed by Mass of Christian Burial in St. Robert Belarmine Church at 10am. Please sign the guest book at post-gaiette.com TRIPODI JACK ROBINSON Infant son of Caroline Nicole Full-er-Tripodi and Jeffrey Robinson Tripod! of Stowe Twp.; died at birth on Saturday, February 14, 2004 in the Magee Womens Hospital. In addition to his parents he is survived by his maternal grandparents, L. James Fuller and Georgia Fuller, Tacoma, WA, paternal grandparents, James and Janet Tripodi, Beaver, PA; maternal great-grandfather Lloyd Fuller, Chehalis, WA; paternal great-grandparents, Anthony and LaVerne Mastalski, East Rochester and Albert and Delores Tripodi, Patterson Heights. Jack is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. A private service was held on Tuesday in the HILL& KUNSEL-MAN FUNERAL HOME, 1 www.hillandkunselman.com, 3801 4th. Avenue, Beaver Falls, with the Rev. Father Steven M. Palsa, pastor of St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Beaver Cemetery. If desired memorial contributions may be mode in Jack's name to The March of Dimes. Please sign the guest book at post-gaiette.com VICINIE ALBERT F. JR. 'RED' Age 67, of Economy, PA, passed away peacefully at his home on February 15, 2004 following a gregarious life 8c a lengthy battle with illness. Red was formerly a resident of Pine Twp. & Millvale, PA. He was a son of Albert 8, Anna Vicinie of Millvale who preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife Carol (Hart) Vicinie; father of Albert 'Rusty' Vicinie & his wife Susan; grandfather of Jennifer, Tim, Laura & Matthew, all of Economy; brother of Alberta Bauer of Shaler & Arlene Kahr & her husband John of Shaler; brother-in-law of Mr. & Mrs. James Weber of Newbern, NC, along with nieces & nephews. Al was an independent sporting goods representative & salesman for much of his life. He was most proud of the difference he made in the lives of many young men by sharing his values with him in the great outdoors. He is remembered by his many good friends & loving family who all brought him much ioy throughout his live. He was a member of our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Conway, the Am-bridge District Sportsman's Association & a Third Degree Knight & member of Council 3907 of the Knights of Columbus. Friends received Tuesday & Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9pm at DEVLIN FUNERALHOME of CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Rd., Cranberry Twp. 724-772-8800. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Peace Church, Conway, PA Thursday ot 10 am. www.devlinfuneralhome.com Please sign the guest book at post-gazette, com WIELAND WILBUR F. "WIL" On Sunday February 15, 2004 Wilbur "Wil" F. Wieland, age 85, of Grove City, PA, formerly of Cincinnati, OH; husband of Nellie A. Creighton; father of Terry A. Scheibly, Springdale, OH, Gail Wieland, Cincinnati, Sue Scheibly, Houston, TX; brother of Eugene and Keith, Cincinnati, OH; Retired Manager of Administration and Industrial Relations for Babcock and Wilcox Corp. of Apollo, PA, previously employed by General Electric Company, Univac and Sperry Rand Corp. Past Director of the Western PA Professional Horseman's Assoc. he also was a Horse Show Steward and Judge. A Veteran of WWII, he served with the US Navy. Friends will be received Wednesday February 18 at the CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, INC. 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City, PA, 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral Service Friday at the STITH FUNERAL HOME, 7500 Highway 42, Florence, KY at 12 noon with a visitation hour before the service. Interment in Highland Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell, KY with military honors. Memorial tributes may be made to the Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Please sign the guest book atpost-gazette.com WILLIAMS JUNIOUS (PORKY) 77, departed this life peacefully on Sat., Feb. 14, 2004; loving husband of Edna; two grandchildren; three sister-in-laws, Julia B. Lewis, Sarah LaRoach and Dolores Taylor; brother-in-law, William LaRoach; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and friends. WEST FUNERAL HOME INC., 2215 Wylie Ave. Family Visitation Wed. 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service Thurs. 11 am in the chapel. Interment Allegheny Cemetery. Pleasesigntheguestbookatpost-gazette.com WILSON GEORGE L, Jr. Age 77, of Upper St. Clair, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004 after a long illness with cancer. He was the former president of the George L. Wilson and Co. on the North Side of Pittsburgh, where he worked for nearly 40 years. He was a veteran of WWII, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (formerly Carnegie Tech) and a longtime member of the Mt. Lebanon United Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and representative to the Pittsburgh Presbytery. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Nancy Lytle Wilson; four children, William & wife Marly of Dayton, OH, Anne of Butler, PA, Mary Wilson Crocco & husband Steve of Princeton, NJ and Hiram of Pittsburgh; and 10 grandchildren, Sarah, Stephen & Corrie Wilson, Leila & Nancy Wilson and Elza, Oliver, Louis, Glory & Martin Crocco. Friends may call at LAUGHLIN MEMORIALCHAPEL, 222 Washington Rd., Mt. Lebanon on Tues., 7-9pm and Wed., 2-5 & 7-9pm. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday at 1 :00pm in the Mt. Lebanon United Presbyterian Church. Memorials may be made to Forbes Hospice or to the Mt. Lebanon U.P. Church. His life was marked by love, generosity, humility, passion, humor and a heart for the Lord. Please sign the guest book atpost-gazette.com WOODLEY MARY (BIEMEL) Age 91, of Cincinnati since 2001, formerly of Coraopolis, passed away on Monday, February 16, 2004 at West Chester, OH, wife of the late Thomas S. Woodley; sister of the late John Biemel; beloved aunt of David Biemel & wife Carol, Robert Biemel & wife Virginia; loving cousin of Karen Lattanzio. She was a retired bank officer from Sewickley Savings and Loan, member of Zion Lutheran Church and their women's association. Visitation Thursday, 7-9 a COPELAND'S CORAOPOLIS 867 Fifth Ave, where funeral service will be held on Friday, 1pm. Burial Coraopolis Cemetery. Please sign the guest book at post-gazette.com In Memoriam BELINSKY IRENE BARBARA JUNE 4, 1932-FEB. 18,2002 My sweet darling it is so hard to believe that you are gone. All of your family and friends miss you very much. BRAHM ELIZABETH D. In loving memory of my dear Mother who passed away 33 years ago today. Sadly missed by daughter Jean and all who loved her. I i ii-1. 'i CONDO MARLA J. June 28, 1941 Feb. 18, 2003. If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again. Sadly missed by husband, Paul and all family members. DAUBE THOMAS CARL Feb. 18, 1945 Aug. 12, 1987 The sadness we share because we care. We remember not only today but every tomorrow. Love and miss you on your birthday. Mom 8 Dad, Dorlene, David 8. Karlyn EPERTHENER BILL A man of inspiration and never forgotten by all who loved him. Katie

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