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Samoda, Jean E. 85

  • Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1929-08-01
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Jean E. Samoda, 85, of Belle Vernon, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 28, 2015, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. A daughter of the late Euphemia Brounce and Wesley Bishop Henry, she was born in Charleroi on Aug. 1, 1929. A resident of Belle Vernon for most of her adult life, Jean was a member of the Library Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Kenneth G. Samoda; two daughters; and one son-in-law, Deb and Jim Watts of Charleroi and Charlotte Kutcy of Belle Vernon; one son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Nikki Samoda of Charleroi; nine grandchildren, Becky Watts, Josh and Shannon Watts, Esther and Dan Fries, Chrissy and Dan McNees, Lisa and Jason Zadrozny, Cheri and Stan Brazzon, Jimmy Kutcy, Heather and Devon Moody and Jennifer Samoda; and 19 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, 724-929-5300, Funeral services will be in the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday with Pastor Josh Watts officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park.
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Silbaugh, Clifford D. 71

  • Milford, Ohio
  • Born: 1944-01-30
  • Died: 2015-05-26
  • Funeral Home: Greenlee Funeral Home, Beallsville | Get Directions
  • Clifford D. Silbaugh, 71, of Milford, Ohio, formerly of Coal Center died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in his home. He was born Jan. 30, 1944, in Uniontown, a son of the late Noah and Lacy Teets Silbaugh. Mr. Silbaugh was a 1962 graduate of North Union High School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, having served from 1964 to 1968. For his services he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, and the Army Commendation Medal. He was employed by Dyno Nobel Chemical Co. in Donora as a shift supervisor and attended the New Life Free Methodist Church, Smock. Clifford’s interests included fishing and stock car racing. Always willing to help other people, he could fix and repair almost anything. On March 14, 1966, he married Ada Mary Smith Silbaugh who passed away June 7, 1996. Surviving are two children, Daniel Silbaugh and wife, Tabitha of Brownsville, Lori Carnathan and husband, James, of Loveland, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Craig, Brandon and Eric Silbaugh, Abigail and Nathaniel Carnathan, Maddison, Olivia and Lillian McCracken; four sisters, Dorothy Nicklow of Oliver, Lucy Pierce (Vernon) of Brier Hill, Shirley Victor of Fairchance, and Darlene Reed (Jim) of Uniontown; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased in addition to his parents and wife are six brothers, James, Walt, Donald, Ernest, Robert and William Silbaugh. Friends will be received 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the JOHN B. GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, 2830 Main St., Beallsville, where services will be held Monday, June 1, 2015, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Kenneth Walls officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the New Life Free Methodist Church, 2370 Pittsburgh Road, Smock, PA 15480. Military Rites will be accorded by Hancock-McCune-Horne American Legion Post No. 705, Centerville. Online guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at
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Villella, Joseph A. 71

  • North Charleroi
  • Born: 1943-06-29
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Joseph A. Villella, 71, of North Charleroi, passed away, Thursday, May, 28, 2015, in Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll Township. He was born June 29, 1943, the son of the late Fiore and Kathryn Salovay Villella. Joe graduated from Charleroi High School with the Class of 1961. He owned and operated Kay’s Cleaning Co. that served the surrounding areas. Joe was a lifetime member of the Lock No. 4 Volunteer Fire Co., a member and past president of the North Charleroi Borough Council, a board member of the Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority, a member of the North Charleroi Slavic Club, a life member of the Lionel Trains and an original member of the Train Collectors Association. Joe is survived by his wife, Rose Marie Maise Villella; son, Joey Villella and his wife, Christy, of Bethel Park; daughter, Kara Villella DeMarco and her husband, Lee, of Connellsville; and two grandsons, Lucas Villella and Aidan DeMarco. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Woytovich; and his beloved dog of 17 years, “Angel." Friends will be received 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the SCHROCK-HOGAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi. A blessing service will be held in the funeral on Monday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Epiphany of our Lord Church, 618 Knox Ave., Monessen. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Monessen. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Lock No. 4 Volunteer Fire Co. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
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