Obituaries March 26
Published Mar 25, 2013 at 11:07 pm (Updated Mar 25, 2013 at 11:07 pm)
Thomas Bruce Cullen
Retired U.S. Navy lieutenant commander
Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Bruce Cullen, 55, of Wilmington, N.C., died unexpectedly Friday, March 22, 2013, in Aberdeen, N.C.
He was born October 8, 1957, in Lakewood, Ohio, a son of Col. Thomas Bruce and Martha Ann Mylius Cullen, who survive and reside in Jacksonville, Fla.
Lt. Cmdr. Cullen was a 1976 graduate of Woodbridge Senior High School in Woodbridge, Va. He graduated with bachelor of science degrees in zoology from Ohio University and in computer science from St. Mary’s College in Nebraska.
He entered the U.S. Air Force while residing in Omaha, Neb., and later transferred to the U.S. Navy, retiring as a lieutenant commander in 2004.
Deceased is his first wife, Cynthia Ann Rostosky Cullen, who died October 8, 2001.
Surviving are a son, Sgt. Christopher Cullen and wife Amy, currently stationed in Italy; daughter Kimberly Cullen Dufault and husband Darin of Charleston, S.C.; wife Christa Cohan Cullen of Wilmington; sister Patricia Cullen of Jacksonville; brother John Cullen of Wisconsin; mother-in-law Helen Majchrycz Rostosky of Monongahela; brother-in-law Pete Rostosky and wife Connie of McMurray; sister-in-law Sandy Bylicki and husband Jeff of Monongahela; and several nieces and nephews.
He also leaves his beloved dog, Cocoa.
Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, in Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, with the Rev. Jeffrey Winters officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military honors accorded graveside by the U.S. Navy. Condolences may be made to the family at www.fryefuneralhome.com.
Roman A. Glemba Sr.
WWII vet, coal miner enjoyed playing bluegrass
Roman A. “Gumby” Glemba Sr., 93, of Charleroi, died Saturday, March 23, 2013, in the home of his daughter, Deborah, in Granger, Ind., after a lengthy illness.
He was born February 23, 1920, in Van Voorhis, a son of the late Joseph and Kathryn Tystan Glemba.
Mr. Glemba was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served with the 3010th Ordinance Base Depot Company. He served in campaigns in Rome Arno, Northern Apennines. For his service, he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two bronze stars and World War II Victory Ribbon.
Mr. Glemba worked as an underground coal miner for 40 years, with 39 of those years working for Bethlehem Mines Corp., Ellsworth Mine 51.
He was a member of Mary Mother of the Church in Charleroi and a member of United Mine Workers of America.
Mr. Glemba enjoyed playing bluegrass music and especially enjoyed playing his banjo and guitar.
On December 28, 1943, he married Elizabeth Nonack, who survives.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are four children, Roman A. Glemba Jr. (Nadine) of Brighton, Colo., Joseph S. Glemba (Elizabeth) of Charleroi, Deborah Marcum (William) of Granger, Ind., and Paul C. Glemba of Morbridge, S.D.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Glemba of Ellsworth; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, are a son, Thomas Michael Glemba, who died August 10, 2000; two sisters, Hermana Bulla and Julia Gersna VanVoorhis; and a brother, Joseph A. Glemba.
Mr. Glemba was the last of his immediate family.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville, where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, with the Rev. Gerald Mikonis officiating. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Military rites will be accorded graveside by Bentleyville American Legion Post 165, Bentleyville. A guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
Margarette Ann Buber Hausher
26-year Bethlehem-Center schoolteacher
Margarette Ann Buber Hausher, 83, of (Malden) Brownsville, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 23, 2013, in UPMC-Montefiore hospital, Pittsburgh, with her loving family at her side.
She was born January 24, 1930, a daughter of the late George and Mary Hritz Buber.
On September 16, 1951, in St. Nicholas Church, Brownsville, she married Howard Leonard Hausher, who survives.
Mrs. Hausher graduated from East Bethlehem High School with the Class of 1948, of which she was valedictorian. She continued her education at California State College and subsequently earned both a bachelor of science degree and master’s degree in education. She taught for 26 years at the middle school and high school for Bethlehem-Center School District, prior to her retirement.
Mrs. Hausher was an unassuming lady who loved flowers, especially orchids, gardening and traveling with her husband. She was a lifelong learner and a strong believer in family. She was a caregiver and took care of many family members during her lifetime. Her greatest joy was her family, especially her two granddaughters, of whom she was very proud.
Mrs. Hausher was Catholic and a member of St. Michael’s Church of St. Oliver Plunkett Parish.
Surviving and well-loved are her husband, Dr. Howard Leonard Hausher; daughter Georgiann (Jack) McLellan; granddaughters Erin (Matthew) Lavigne and Kate (Nathan) McLellan-Benedict; a great-granddaughter, Evelyn Margarette Lavigne; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, deceased are a sister, Helen Newport; sisters-in-law Helen Segeda and husband Tony, Frances Pagac and husband Frank, Ann Mullen and husband Bill and Josephine Lemonovich and husband Joseph; and brother-in-law Dominic Hausher and wife Ann.
Friends will be received from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Frank Burkus Funeral Home, 26 Mill Street, Millsboro. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, in St. Michael’s Church, Fredericktown, with Father Paul Grunebach officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Cemetery, Briar Hill. A parish vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Virginia H. Lewis
Organist, choir director and piano teacher
Virginia H. Lewis, 93, of Bridgeville, peacefully passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
She was the beloved wife of the late Howard Lewis; loving mother of Barry (Andrea) Lewis, Sylvia (the late John) Gledhill and Brenda (Vince) Isner; treasured grandmother of 10; and caring great-grandmother of eight. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Lewis was an organist, choir director and piano teacher in Pittsburgh and the Washington County area for many years.
She was a member of American Guild of Organists Pittsburgh Chapter, a former member of The South Hills Chorale, a member of Christ United Methodist Church and former member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Lewis was a volunteer chaplain at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Canonsburg General Hospital and Washington Hospital. She also was a volunteer at the former Mayview State Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are by Beinhauer Funeral Home. Friends are welcome from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Beinhaur Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-941-3211. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 29, in Christ United Methodist Church Chapel, 44 Highland Road, Bethel Park, 15102. Everyone is asked to meet at church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mrs. Lewis’ grandson’s nonprofit work in Africa, www.AMURT.net/Burkina-Faso. Please add or view tributes at www.beinhauer.com.
Devoted, loving father worked for Cellone’s Bakery
Michael Matthews, 53, of Pittsburgh, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 24, 2013, in his home.
He was born January 21, 1960, in Washington, a son of Earnest Matthews of Canonsburg and the late Thomasina Lowe.
Mr. Matthews worked at Cellone’s Bakery in Pittsburgh.
He attended Canon-McMillan High School.
Mr. Matthews was a devoted and loving father.
He enjoyed watching basketball and was an avid Steelers fan.
Surviving, in addition to his father, are his significant other, Tamar Matthews of Pittsburgh; six children, Tasha Holt, Michael Matthews Jr. and Tisha, Cheyenne, Charell and Shawn Matthews, all of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, Joe, Jasha, Amare and Laila; four sisters, Blanche McClain (James), his twin, Michelle, Pamela and Amanda Matthews; seven brothers, Donald, Dennis (Sherri), Charles, Thomas, Mack, John and Chuckie Matthews; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Deceased are two sisters, Carol and Connie Matthews.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28. Interment will follow in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at www.mcilvaine-speakman.com.
David J. Roberts
David J. Roberts, 67, of Avella, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013.
Visitation will be from 2 until 6 p.m., the time of services, Wednesday, March 27, in Reasner Funeral Home, Wellsburg, W.Va.
Dennis S. Rutan Sr.
Dennis S. Rutan Sr., 65, of Morris Township, died at 4:42 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, in his home, of a cancer-related illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.
Tyler Lee Smithyman
In the obituary of Tyler Lee Smithyman, published Monday, the date of death should have been March 23, 2013.
Elizabeth Voytish Hamilton Thompson
1928 - 2013
Elizabeth “Betty” Voytish Hamilton Thompson, 84, of Fallowfield Township, recently residing in Arizona, went home to be with her Lord Sunday, March 24, 2013, in Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll Township.
She was born June 16, 1928, in Gibson, a daughter of the late Michael and Anna Matty Voytish.
Deceased, in addition to her parents, are an infant daughter, Rebecca Sue; three sisters; and three brothers.
Surviving are her husband, Jack Thompson of Arizona; a daughter, Teresa (Rob) Greenlee of Carroll Township; three sons, Alden C. (Jayne) Hamilton III of Oregon, Michael (Sherri) Hamilton of Illinois and James (Cindy) Hamilton of the state of California; two stepdaughters, Carol Thompson and Idella Hawkins, both of Arizona; a stepson, Timothy Thompson of Arizona; 10 grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Burkhart of Elizabeth and Ann Collins of California; three brothers, Paul Voytish of Florida, George Voytish of Monessen and Thomas Voytish of Ohio; many nieces and nephews; and countless friends, neighbors and even strangers whose lives were changed by knowing her.
“Nana” will forever be remembered for her incredible love for Jesus and her fellow man.
Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Anthony L. Massafra Funeral Home and Cremation Service Inc., 40 Second Street Extension, Donora, 724-379-6900. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 28, in Calvary Bible Church, North Charleroi, with Pastor Derrick Neill officiating. Family and friends are asked to arrive at the church by 10 a.m. Thursday for final viewing.