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Barron Victoria   Victoria Barron died of heart trouble on Tuesday at the Latrobe Hospital. She was the wife of Daniel Barron of 622 East First Avenue, Derry, and had been in poor health for some time. Mrs. Barron was born in Austria and was 42 years of age. Her husband survives her, as do the following children: Annie, Mary, Rosie, Helen, Amelia, Julia, Stephen, Stanley, Samuel, Joseph, and George. She was a member of the Greek Catholic Church in Latrobe. Funeral services will he held on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. in Latrobe with burial in St. Joseph's Catholic cemetery in Derry. Friday, January 08, 1937
Bohovich Charles   Charles BOHOVICH,
four-year-old son of John and Elizabeth Alfelda BOHOVICH, died Thursday morning at three o'clock at the home of his parents in Brenizer. Charles was born December 12, 1932. Surviving are his parents and these brothers and sisters, Sophia, George, John, Margaret, Michael, Anna, and Elizabeth.  Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9:15 o'clock at his home, House No. 408, Brenizer.  High Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary's Greek Catholic Church, Bradenville, and burial will be made in St. Mary's cemetery.
Friday, Jan 15, 1937
Brownfield Charles Newton Charles Newton BROWNFIELD, aged 58 years, of Bairdstown, died last night at the Latrobe Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the home of Mrs. Elizabeth HOWARD, 16 North Spring street. Mr BROWNFIELD was born February 22, 1879, a son of William BROWNFIELD and Elizabeth WRIGHT Brownfield.. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth HOWARD, one son, James, three daughters, Mrs. Margaret SHETLER, Derry; Mrs Elizabeth KELLY, Pittsburgh and Mrs. Trece MAMONT, New York; three sisters, Mrs. Clara SWAGER, Blairsville; Mrs. Katherine NEWMAN, Derry; Mrs Cora DIXON, Blairsville, and eight grand children. Friday, January 22, 1937
Burke Thomas E Funeral services for Thomas E. Burke will be held Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. with mass at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Mr Burke, a former Derry resident, died Saturday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edward Phelps, who lives at 621 Second street in Pitcarin. He was about 75 years old. Mr. Burke was a retired P.R.R. conductor. About six weeks ago his wife, Dorothea Burke, died.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Edward Phelps, and two sons: Ward of Detroit, Michigan and Daniel Burke of Pitcarin. Interment will be made in the family plot at Wiltmore. Friday, January 08, 1937
Campbell Gladys Laverne Gladys Laverne CAMPBELL, age 26 years, died at 7:50 a.m. today at her home in Derry. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, in charge of the Rev. G. M. Hartung, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which Miss Campbell was a member.  Deceased was born May 10, 1910, a daughter of the late Mildred E. CUMMINGS and Marcell D. CAMPBELL.  She is survived by her father, three brothers, Marcell E., Donald and Dale; and three sisters, Mrs. C. J. PLUMMER, Olive and Margie. Friday, Jan 15, 1937
Coulter Mattie   Mrs. Mattie Coulter, who spent her girlhood in Bolivar, PA, died Thursday morning, December 31, 1936, in St. Petersburg, Florida. She removed to St. Petersburg from Pittsburgh fourteen years ago. The funeral will be held in the Methodist Episcopal Church, Bolivar, Pennsylvania, on Saturday afternoon, January 9, 1937 at 2:30 p.m.  Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle C. Love of St. Petersburg, Florida; two granddaughters, Mrs. A. P. Hoffman of St. Petersburg, Fl and Mrs. L. C. Litzenburg of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Three great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held on January 6, 1937 at Wilheim's chapel in St. Petersburg, Fl, with the Rev Paul Horin officiating. Burial will be in the Bolivar cemetery. Friday, January 08, 1937
Dixon Isaac N Isaac N. DIXON Funeral services for Isaac Newton Dixon, a native of Indiana county who died suddenly Monday evening, were held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at his late home in Lincoln Heights, Jeanette. Burial was made in the Blairsville cemetery.  Mr Dixon was 82 years of age. He was born on a farm in Blacklick township, a son of the late James and Mary EARHART Dixon, one of the pioneer families of Indiana county. He spent his early life on the farm, and then moved to Black Lick where he conducted a meat market. Later he was engaged in business at Torrance.  In 1907 Mr Dixon was elected to the office of director of the poor in Westmoreland County, in which capacity he served for twelve years. Later he conducted a restaurant in Scottdale and then opened the Dixon Tea Room in Lincoln Heights. He retired from active business in 1931.   Mr Dixon is survived by his widow, Mrs Mary Ella Dixon; one sister, Mrs Harriet SHIELDS of Black Lick and one brother, William Dixon of Canton, Ohio. Friday, March 19, 1937
Duncan Jennie A Mrs Mrs. Jennie A. DUNCAN a life-long resident of this community, died in the Latrobe Hospital Thursday at 1:30 o'clock. Mrs Duncan is a sister of J. P. ARCHIBALD of Blairsville and S. T. ARCHIBALD of Derry township and was born in Derry township.  She has been a member of the United Presbyterian church for many years.  One son, Samuel, of near Ligonier, and one grandchild, Caroline, survive, in addition to the brothers. For the past three years, Mrs DUNCAN had resided with Mrs C. J. DIVEN of South Walnut street. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Archibald home on South Walnut street, in charge of Dr. R. E. McClure. Burial will follow in Blairsville cemetery. Friday, Jan 15, 1937
Fairbanks Harold Richard Fairbanks, Harold Richard Funeral services for Harold Richard Fairbanks were held on Sunday afternoon at 2:00. Mr. Fairbanks died on Thursday, December 31, 1936 at 328 North Liberty Street. He was born in Rossiter, November 21, 1907. He was the son of William and Flora SMITH Fairbanks. His wife, Eva Shannon Fairbanks, survives him. Also surviving are his mother; one sister, Mrs. Mary Saxton of McKeesport; four brothers: James of Hastings, Glenn of Blairsville, and Raymond and Lee at home. Friday, January 08, 1937
Falls Emma Hopkins Mrs Funeral services for Mrs. Emma HOPKINS FALLS, who died on Saturday, February 6, were held on Tuesday afternoon at her home 139 West Market Street, the Rev. R. E. McClure officiating. Mrs. FALLS was a native of Wales, the daughter of the late William and Gwenlliam PUGH HOPKINS., and is survived by her husband, Arthur S FALLS, one son Clifford and one daughter, Mrs. Genevieve MILLIMAN, also two sisters, Mrs. George SOWERS of Blairsville and Mrs. John KEYSER of Pittsburgh. February 12 1937
Graham Martha Elizabeth Martha Elizabeth GRAHAM, aged two-and-one-half years, daughter of Mr and Mrs Howard GRAHAM  of Pittsburgh, died last night at Verona. She was stricken with pneumonia on New Year's day. Mr and Mrs Graham are former Blairsville residents. Mr Graham is a son of Mrs. E. B. WILLIAMS, Burrell street and a brother of  George C. GRAHAM, a member of the high school faculty. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon. Friday, Jan 15, 1937
Henderson Thomas Culberson Henderson, Thomas Culberson Thomas C. Henderson, retired Pennsylvania Railroad shopman, died at his home at 422 West Second avenue in Derry, at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday. He had been ill for some time, being bedfast for several weeks. Mr. Henderson was born in Derry Twp. on January 28, 1860, and was age 76 years, 11 months and 7 days. He was a son of the late James and Catherine Hugh Henderson. When a young man, he was married to Miss Anna M. Thomas, who preceded him in death on July 25, 1934. Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. P. J. Neldson of Beechview, and three sons: Claude V. and Paul F., both of Derry, and Floyd N. Henderson of Pittsburgh. Two brothers also survive: Joseph and E. B. both of New Derry. Two half-sisters, Mrs. Rachel Hartman, of Greensburg, and Mrs. Margaret Stephson of Holsopple, and Simeon of Blawrox. Eight grandchildren also survive. Mr. Henderson was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church, also of Clermont Commandery. The Knights of Malta will conduct a service. Funeral services will be held from his late home in Derry on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. His pastor, Rev. G. M. Hartung will officiate. Burial will be in Derry cemetery. The Knights of Malta will conduct their funeral services at the home on Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. Friday, January 08, 1937
Hilty Olive Mrs Mrs Olive Hilty of Nowrytown, near Saltsburg, formerly of Blairsville, died Wednesday, February 10 in the Tarentum hospital. She was born in Indiana, March 17, 1896, a daughter of the late Henry and Agnes STUMPF. Surviving are her husband Ellis HILTY, three sons William, Robert, and James; two brothers John STUMPF of Blairsville, Phillip STUMPF of Livermore; four sisters, Mrs. Bell ASKINS of Erie; Mrs. G. E. BENNETT and Mrs Elsie KERR of Blairsville and Mrs. Etta ATKINS of Imperial. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, February 13, at her late home at two o'clock in charge of the Rev. Albert E Speck. Burial will be made in Saltsburg cemetery. February 12 1937
Houston Minnie Miss Miss Minne Houston Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs Joseph Houston, 501 Weldon street, Latrobe, for Miss Minnie G. Houston who died at the home of Mrs Norman C. Shirley, Latrobe, Monday morning. Death was due to pneumonia. Mrs Houston was born and reared in Derry. She was the daughter of the late James and Sarah Houston. Surviving are two brothers, Joseph I. Houston of New Florence and J. Lloyd Houston of Jeanette. Services were in charge of the Rev. H. R. Crummy, pastor of the Derry Presbyterian church of which Miss Houston was a member, assisted by the Rev Paul H. McKee pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Latrobe. Burial was made in Derry Cemetery. Friday, February 19, 1937
Joss Henry   Word has been received here of the death of Henry E JOSS, who died Sunday morning at his home in Philadelphia following a lingering illness. Mr. JOSS was a brother-in-law of George JENNINGS of Market Street. Mr JOSS was aged 76 years. He was a pensioned employee of the Westinghouse of East Pittsburgh and formerly lived in Swissvale. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sadie JOSS and one daughter, Mrs. Maude PHILLIPS of Swissvale. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at his late home in Philadelphia in charge of the Rev Richard Davis of the Baptist church. Burial was made in Philadelphia. February 12 1937
Kier Harry C Word was received this morning of the death Thursday evening of Harry C Kier, a brother of D.M. Kier of town, at his home in Fort Morgan, Colorado. Mr KIER was formerly in business in Saltsburg. He moved to Colorado about twenty-five years ago. He and his family visited relatives here last Christmas season. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Sprague MARTIN of Apollo and Mrs Harry FULTON (Fu?ton) of West Lebanon, and one brother, D.M. KIER of town. No funeral arrangements are known at this writing. Friday, January 22, 1937
Kiner George Stuart Prominent Derry Citizen Died      On Saturday morning at 3:45 o'clock, George Stuart KINER, one of Derry's prominent citizens and a leader in its religious and civic life for the past half century died. He had been ill for the past seven months, from the infirmities of age and a weak heart.          He was born at Eden Hill, near Spruce Creek, Huntingdon County, a son of the late John and Mary McPHERRAN KINER. In 1878 he entered the service of the P.R.R. company as a clerk, a short time later he became chief clerk to the Road Foreman of Engines of the Pittsburgh division, and later was chief clerk in the Assistant Train Master's office in Derry, until his retirement in 1918 under the Pension rules of the P.R.R.  He was a director of the YMCA and also a former director of the Derry Building Loan Association, and also served as school director for many years. He was made Sunday school superintendent, and filled that office for many years, later taking up teaching, which he followed after coming to Derry, and served more than half a century in that office.       On September 20, 1881, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary McCOMBS at Lewisville, Pa., who survives, with one son, Dr. George M. KINER, of Northside, Pittsburgh. The Kiner family has resided in the one home in Derry for the past 57 years.  Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the family residence, with his pastor, the Rev. Russell CRUMMY in charge. Interment followed in the Derry cemetery. Jan 22, 1937
Kooken Elizabeth Mrs Mrs. Elizabeth KOOKEN, the wife of Charles W KOOKEN of Bradford Woods, Pa., died in the Suburban Hospital Sunday afternoon following an illness of four weeks. She had undergone an operation for goitre a few days ago. Mrs KOOKEN was born in England but came to Blairsville with her parents to make her home many years ago. She was aged 56 years. Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret MILLER, and the following broithers and sisters: Mrs. J. E. GIBSON of Gatis Mines; Mrs. Joseph E McCREERY and Mrs G.W. METZGER of Derry; Mrs Earl WALTERS, of Bradford Woods; William KELLY of Yates (Ya?es) Mines and John KELLY of Birmingham, Mich. Mrs KOOKEN visted her sister frequently in Derry and was well known to Derry people. The remains were brought to the McCreery home on East street, Derry and funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock with high mass of requiem at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Derry. Interment was made in St. Joseph's cemetery. Friday, January 22, 1937
Kuhns Howard   (my note: Mr. Kuhns' obit also appeared in the Indiana Gazette. I noticed the birth day was different - 20th vs 29th, and also listed additional survivors) Howard KUHNS, aged 48 years, of Black Lick, died Thursday morning, January 21, in the Indiana Hospital, after a lingering illness. Mr KUHNS was born January 20, 1889, in Freeport. He had been Justice of the Peace in Black Lick for the past year. Surviving Mr KUHNS is his widow; one daughter, Mrs. James CRIBBS of Blairsville; one son, Ivan at home; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph NOLF of Freeport and Mrs Luella DAUGHERTY of Aspinwall and one brother, Charles KUHNS of Pittsburgh. Two granddaughters also survive. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Black Lick Presbyteran church. Burial will be made in the Blairsville cemetery Friday, January 22, 1937
Kunkle James Neal James Neal Kunkle of Torrance died today, Friday, January 08, 1937. He had been ill with influenza for a week. He was born November 4, 1893. Mr. Kunkle was a member of American Legion Post 407. An American Legion funeral service will be held Monday at his late home at 2 o'clock.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kunkle. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Lena Horrell of Cokeville and four brothers: John Kunkle of Torrance, Harry Kunkle of Torrance, Charles of Trafford City, and William of the home. Rev. E. A. Stephenson of Cokeville will be the minister at the American Legion funeral. Interment will be made in Blairsville cemetery. Friday, January 08, 1937
Mallick William   William MALLICK, aged 54 years, of house No 21, Brenizer, died Thursday night at twelve o'clock following a four day's illness. Mr. MALLICK was born in Cygany, Poland and came to America 26 years ago. He has been a resident of Brenizer for the past six years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Agnes MALLICK, and these children: Mrs. Mary TAMCZAK of Poland; Susie, Frank and John at home. Mr MALLICK was a member of SS Simon and Jude Church. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial will be made in SS Simon and Jude cemetery. February 12 1937
Peas Augustus   Death Claims Two Civil War Veterans Ranks of the Civil war veterans residing in Indiana county were thinned by two this week, with the deaths of Samuel SHEFFLER, 92 last Civil War veteran in Center Township, and Augustus PEAS, aged 93, one of Indiana's few surviving veterans. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. today for Augustus PEAS, aged 93 years, of Indiana. Enlisting at the age of 13, he was one of the youngest veterans in this section of the state. He admitted that he falsified records to join the Union army after his father was sent home from the front suffering from bullet wounds. He served with Company F, 75th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Harry REED, Blairsville; Mrs. J.O. LAVERY, Butler, and James A., and Mrs. Harry PEELOR of Indiana. February 12 1937
Sheffler Samuel   Death Claims Two Civil War Veterans Ranks of the Civil war veterans residing in Indiana county were thinned by two this week, with the deaths of Samuel SHEFFLER, 92 last Civil War veteran in Center Township, and Augustus PEAS, aged 93, one of Indiana's few surviving veterans. Mr. SHEFFLER died Wednesday at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. George FEITZHONTS, at Homer City. Funeral services will be held in the Lutheran Chapel, at Coral, at two o'clock Saturday afternoon. He is survives by two children, Joseph of Troy Montana, and Mrs. Edith HENDRICKSON, Derry. Nine grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren, including Mrs. Fred SHIRLEY, Blairsville survive. Mr. SHEFFLER enlisted with Company F, Fifty-fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry and served with the regiment thruout (sic) the rebellion. He was a member of the Coral Lutheran Church for 80 years. February 12 1937
Silvis James Robert Silvas, James Robert James Robert Silvas, age 2 months and 17 days, son of Robert and Mildred Albaugh, died at 10:45 Saturday morning on Saturday. The Silvis' home is on Third Street in Derry. Funeral services were held at the home of William J. Albaugh of Third Street in Derry, on Monday afternoon. The Rev. G. M. Hartung officiated. Interment was made in Cole's cemetery. Friday, January 08, 1937
Venturini Angelo   Prominent Italian Resident Passes On Angelo VENTURINI, S Liberty Street to be Buried Monday.    Angelo VENTURINI, aged 69 years, died Thursday night. February 18, following an illness of two months. Mr. Venturini was born in Italy, December 16, 1867, a son of Fortunatto VENTURINI and Dominica DELOISKIMO Venturini. He has lived in the United States for thirty-five years and had been a resident of Blairsville for the past eighteen years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs Margaret VENTURINI and these children, Mrs Dirace PESCI, Smith Station; Joseph VENTURINI; Mrs Jack QUILICO, Mrs Joseph FORNI of Blairsville and Miss Julia VENTURINI at home. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at nine o'clock at SS Simon and Jude church. Burial will follow in SS Simon and Jude cemetery. Feb 19, 1927
Weeks William Henry Stroke Fatal To W. H. WEEKS, Derry 'Y' Head. Fails To Recover From Sudden Stroke Wednesday Night.      William Henry WEEKS, secretary of the Derry YMCA, died this morning at 12:40 o'clock at his late home, following a stroke suffered on Wednesday. On October fifth, Mr Weeks suffered a heart attack. He was confined to his home until November 27 when he returned to his work. On Wednesday evening he went home apparently in good health. During the night his wife discovered he was ill and called the doctor who said he had suffered a stroke.      Mr Weeks began his YMCA work under his father in 1903 as assistant secretary in East Deerfield, Massachusetts. When his father retired in 1912, Mr Weeks was advanced to general secretary stationed in West Virginia. He came to Derry in 1921.      Mr Weeks was born in Oswego, New York, November 3, 1884, a son of the Rev. Sila Weeks and Mildred H Weeks. On June  7, 1912 he married Ella KLINE of Reynoldsville.      Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs Mildred BOVARD, Mrs. Virginia CAMPBELL and Miss Ella Jean WEEKS all of Derry; his mother, and three sisters, Mrs H. F. LAWRENCE of Pottsville; Mrs A. M. MORRIS of Baltimore and Mrs D. W. FRE of Cleveland: also three brothers, Charles E. and Harry B. of Boston, and J. M. WEEKS of Huntingdon, W. Va. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Greensburg; the LaMonte, Free and Accepted Masons, Tall Cedars of Lebanon and secretary of the Derry Ministerial association.      The body will be taken to the Reformed Church, Derry, Sunday afternoon where it will lie in state from two until three o'clock. Services will be held at three o'clock in charge of his pastor, the Rev Roger Williams of Greenburg, assisted by the ministers of Derry. Burial will be made in Derry cemetery. Feb 19, 1927