MANNINGTON -- Pete Congi, 72, of Bridgeport and formerly of Haywood, departed this life on Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, passing peacefully to sleep following a brief illness of cancer. He was born Sept. 3, 1931, in the North View section of Clarksburg, a son of the late Sam and Theresa Meli Congi.
Pete leaves behind his wife, Wilma Gay Sturm Congi, whom he married December 31, 1959; five children, Marie Davidson and husband Don, with whom he shared his home, Pete Vincent Congi of Nicholson, GA, Mary Barnett and husband John, Mt. Clare, Dominick Congi Clarksburg, and Carmen Congi and wife Susan, of Bridgeport; two grandsons, Saverio Joseph "Sammy Joe" Congi, Bridgeport, Anthony Joseph "A.J." Congi of Georgia; a granddaughter, Marilena Marie Congi, Georgia; a brother, Sammy Congi of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews whom he loved very much.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Congi and Rose Davis; and four brothers Tony, Dominick, John and Joe Congi.
He was a graduate of Victory High School, Class of 1949, where he played football. He was the recipient of a scholarship to play football for Salem College. Pete was a veteran, having served his country in the U. S. Coast Guard. He was employed at Hazel Atlas Glass Factory up to, and including Anchor Hocking, with over 30 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, being with his family, attending music shows. He loved sports, especially baseball. He regularly attended and enjoyed the Italian Heritage Festival in Clarksburg and the Hillbilly Classic in Elkins.
He was a Christian by Faith.
It was Pete's written and spoken request that his body be cremated with no visitation. However, the family is planning tributes of remembrance in his honor. One gathering will be held on September 3 at his home, while a tentative date of July 3 is set for a graveside memorial service at the Trinity Cemetery near Junior, WV, with Pastor Chad Hutson officiating.
Specific times and dates will be announced and published in The Exponent Telegram. The family requests memorial donations be made to the Babe Ruth Baseball League or American Legion Baseball.
Hutson Funeral Home of Mannington.
John R. Morris
NAPLES, Fla. -- John R. Morris, age 92, of Naples, Florida, formerly of Clarksburg and Parkersburg, West Virginia, died June 18, 2004, at his home in Naples. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jean DeCamp Morris, who passed away in December 2003.
John was a prominent attorney in Clarksburg and Parkersburg, WV. He was in the FBI during World War II, served as United States Attorney appointed by Dwight D. Eisenhower for the northern district of West Virginia. He graduated from West Virginia University Law School and served as president of the Alumni Association in 1972. He was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He also served as president of the West Virginia Bar Association and president of the International Rotary Club. He was an avid golfer and fisherman. He was the son of Will E. and Camilla Young Morris.
He is survived by his daughters, Jean Ann Morris Griffin of Roswell, GA, and Susan Morris Young of Cumming, GA; his son, John DeCamp of Aurora, CO; three grandsons; two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received between 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2004, followed by a service in the chapel at Naples Memorial Funeral Home, 525 111th Avenue, Naples, FL. A private graveside service will be held in Clarksburg, WV, where he will be interred.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Naples Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery.
John Richard Ours
WESTON -- John Richard Ours, 77, of 841 Terrace Ave., Weston, died Saturday, June 19, 2004, in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston following an extended illness. He was born February 2, 1927, in Buckhannon, a son of the late Lottie M. Westfall Ours and Harry Ours.
On February 7, 1948, he married the former Theresa Jean Katzenmiller, who survives. Also surviving are one son, John R. Ours Jr. of Washington, D.C.; one sister, Catherine Riley of Weston and several nieces and nephews; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joan and Clifford Phillips of Parsons; and a foster son, Mike Foster of Weston.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 4, attended Lewis Co. Senior Citizens and took short trips in the van, which he enjoyed.
He was a graduate of Weston High School and Wesleyan College. John was employed at the WV Glass Specialty Co. for a short time before moving to Maryland in 1955, where he was employed by the National Weather Bureau in Washington, D.C., until retirement in 1977.
He was a member of the Broad Street United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in Germany and Korea.
Friends may call at the Broad Street United Methodist in Weston from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held at the Broad Street United Methodist Tuesday at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Clifford West officiating. Interment will follow in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.
Full military honors will be accorded by the American Legion Post 4, American Legion Post 166, DAV Chapter 51, WV Central Order of Military Purple Heart 697 and VFW Post 1976.
Boyle Funeral Home of Weston.
Guy L. (Trumpy) Torchia
Obituary will be in Tuesday's Exponent Telegram. Arrangements are incomplete.
Davis-Weaver Funeral Home service.