|Obituaries for Monday, Dec. 11, 2000
BOWIE, Md. -- John William Criss, 59, of Upper Marlboro, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at Doctor's Hospital, Lanham.
He was born March 24, 1941, at Clarksburg, W.Va.
His wife, Judith O. Criss, survives at Upper Marlboro.
Also surviving are one daughter, Anne L. Criss, Olympia, Wash., and Brian W. Criss, Baltimore; and one brother, Thomas B. Criss, Dayton, Md.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Frederick M. Criss.
Mr. Criss was graduated from Washington Irving High School in 1959. He graduated in 1963 from West Virginia University with a degree in mathematics. He moved to the Washington, D.C. area and worked for the Naval Research Laboratory.
He was a member and past president of Phi Kappa Sigma at West Virginia University from 1962-1963. He taught motorcycle safety.
Relatives and friends may call at Evans Funeral Home, Route 450 and Race Track Road, Bowie, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1606.
Aris Hester Davis Fitzpatrick
CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. Aris Hester Fitzpatrick, 90, of Clarksburg Continuous Care Center, formerly of Woodland Avenue, Stonewood, died at 2:59 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2000, in Continuous Care Center.
She was born April 1, 1910, on Morgans Run, Doddridge County, a daughter of the late Lohremus Davis and Talitha Ford Davis.
Her husband, Coy Lee Fitzpatrick, whom she married Aug. 23, 1930, survives.
Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Marlin Zane and Charlotte Fitzpatrick, Clarksburg; two sisters, Mrs. Carl E. (Mary Talitha) Gorrell, Clarksburg, and Ohna Low Bifolchi, Center Point, Doddridge County; five grandchildren, Mike McIntyre, Shane Cline, Marlene Toothman, Mitchel Fitzpatrick and Marlin Fitzpatrick II; eight great-grandchildren, Melissa, Michael and Shawn McIntyre, Sharon and Maria Toothman, Jolene Mitchell, Bobbie Toothman and Corey Fitzpatrick; one great-great-grandson, Brian Joseph Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Myrna McIntyre; four brothers, Tom, John, Everett and Allen Davis; six sisters, Sylvia Ball, Pearl Randolph, Dessel Swisher, Eveline Davis, Nora Yerky and Hazel Fitzpatrick.
Mrs. Fitzpatrick had attended the Vincent Memorial United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Morgans Run Ladies Aid Society, Nutter Fort Fire Department Auxiliary and the Roosevelt-Wilson Football Mothers.
Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main Street, from 2-9 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in the Stonewall Park Cemetery, Stonewood.
FRENCH CREEK -- Frederick Wayne Groves, 21, of Route 1, Crawford, died at 7:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000.
He was born Feb. 28, 1979, at Buckhannon, a son of Dennis Wayne Groves of Route 1, Crawford, and Cathy Sue Bleigh Malcolm of Buckhannon.
His wife, Christina Cogar, whom he married April 6, 2000, survives.
Also surviving are his stepmother, Nancy Bennington Groves, Route 1, Crawford; his stepfather, Randall Malcolm, one brother, Eric Groves, and one sister, Alissa Shipman, all of Buckhannon; three half sisters, Gloria, Patty and Connie Groves, Route 1, Crawford; his maternal grandmother, Catherine Bleigh Cutlip, Weston; his steppaternal grandmother, Clara Bennington, Crawford; his stepgrandfather, David Cutlip, Jane Lew; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Amanda Groves.
Mr. Groves was a self employed logger. He was a Methodist by faith.
Friends will be received at the Robert M. Vincent Funeral Home, French Creek, from 6-9 p.m. today. The body will be moved to the Ingo Community Church to lie in state from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, where the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Marvin Riffle officiating. Burial will be in the Ingo Community Cemetery.
Virginia Belle Taylor Hardman
NUTTER FORT -- Virginia Belle Taylor Hardman, 77, of North Oak Street, Clarksburg, died Friday evening, Dec. 8, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness with her children at her side.
She was born Aug. 7, 1923, in Mill Creek, a daughter of the late Norman Taylor and Nora Pritt Taylor Currence.
Her husband, Paul Jacob Hardman, preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 1979.
Surviving are three sons, Paul Dewayne Hardman, Michael S. Hardman and Rodney D. Hardman; and one daughter, Patricia Hardman Nicholson, all of Clarksburg; six grandchildren, Eddie Hardman, Michael Hardman, Angel D. Hardman, Mrs. Thomas (Mischelle) Shepperd, Tiffany Hardman and Mrs. Marvin (Kimberly) Cochran; six great-grandchildren; her brother, Harry Taylor, Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Pansey Tenney; and one brother, Robert Taylor.
Mrs. Hardman was a graduate of Tygarts Valley High School. She was a devoted mother and homemaker.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Clarksburg.
Friends may call at Greathouse-Gemondo Funeral Home, Nutter Fort, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Connie Shaw presiding. Burial will follow in the O'Niel Cemetery, Wilsonburg.
CLARKSBURG -- Infant Catlynn Lacole Harper, 3 months, of Lost Creek, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, from a sudden illness.
She was born Sept. 11, 2000, at Clarksburg, a daughter of Martin Lester and Sharon Jones Harper of Lost Creek.
Also surviving are one brother, Martin Lester Harper II at home; her paternal grandparents, George Michael and Inez Mae Harper; her maternal grandparents, Fred and Carolyn Jones; her paternal great-grandfather, Dane Williams; her paternal great-grandmother, Vernie Trent; and her maternal great-grandparents, Fred and Betty Williams.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Hepzibah Cemetery, Hepzibah, with the Rev. Leon Hevener presiding. The gravesite was donated by Virginia I. Jones and John F. Jones, the deceased's great-great grandparents. Davis-Weaver Funeral Home.
FAIRMONT -- Daniel Glenn Kann, 80, of 203 Highland Avenue, Bellview community, died at 3:50 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at Marion Health Care Hospital, Fairmont.
He was born Aug. 16, 1920, at Wyatt, Harrison County, a son of the late John P. Kann and Iva Byrd.
His wife of 54 years, Murrella Bissett Kann, of Bellview community, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Linda Shingleton, and one grandchild, Whitney Shingleton, both of Fairfax, Va.
Mr. Kann retired as a yard clerk from the B&O Railroad and the Chessie System in 1981 with 43 years of service.
He was a member of the Highland Avenue United Methodist Church, Bellview community, Fairmont.
He was a member of the U.S. Air Force, serving in World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 17, Fairmont.
He was an avid square dancer. He enjoyed turkey hunting.
Visitation will be from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today and 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Chuck Jerman officiating. Interment will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Fairmont.
PHILIPPI -- Ruby W. McDaniel, 93, of Wallace B. Murphy Nursing Home, Grafton, formerly of Wellington Heights Addition, Philippi, died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, in Wallace B. Murphy Nursing Home.
She was born Dec. 30, 1906, at Philippi, the only child of the late Adam and Ida McGee McDaniel.
Mrs. McDaniel was a homemaker. She was a Protestant by faith.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 North Walnut St., Philippi, after 6 p.m. today. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Michael Wanstreet officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Olive Cemetery.
PENNSBORO -- Enid V. Moore, 71, of Route 1, St. Marys, Finch community, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at Parkersburg.
She was born May 13, 1929, at Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Lum and Rena Moore Tichnell.
Her husband of 26 years, Robert L. Moore, survives.
Also surviving are four daughters, Joann Copen and Millie Williams, both of Elizabeth, Nettie Lockhart, Munday community, Elizabeth, and Rosemary Jones, Elyria; four brothers, Al and Jackie L. Tichnell, both of Elizabeth, Lum Tichnell Jr., Macfarland, and Paul Tichnell, Finch community, St. Marys; two sisters, Dorothy Hardy, Glendale community, Cairo, and Mildred Higgins, Elizabeth; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Carl and Esther Moore, Parkersburg; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Willard Tichnell; and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Moore was a homemaker. She attended the Mount Olive United Methodist Church, Finch.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro. The funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with the Rev. Chris Arveson officiating.
Dr. Salvatore Lee Oliverio
DOYLESTOWN, Ohio -- Dr. Salvatore Lee Oliverio died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000.
He was born March 7, 1961, at St. Mary's Hospital, Clarksburg, W.Va., a son of Phyllis and Freeland Oliverio of Doylestown.
His loving wife, Susan Chipps Oliverio, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Catherine Marie Oliverio, who attended St. Mary's College in South Bend, Ind.; three sons, Salvatore Anthony, Dominic Enrico and Vincent Joseph Oliverio, all at home; four brothers, Dr. Freeland Gerard (Mary) Oliverio and Dr. Jon Dominic (Dawn) Oliverio, both of Doylestown, Anthony Paul Oliverio, Charleston, W.Va., and Jerome Joseph (Kim) Oliverio, Morgantown, W.Va.; three nieces, Alexandria, Emily and Becky; six nephews, Anthony, Matthew, Freeland, Patrick, John and Brian; his mother and father-in-law, Jack and Chloe Ann Chipps, Clarksburg; and two brothers-in-law, John (Carla) Chipps and Jack Chipps.
Dr. Salvatore attended St. Mary's Grade School and Notre Dame High School where he excelled at football. He was the state heavyweight powerlifting champion his senior year.
He attended Potomac State College where he played football and was selected to the Junior College All-American Team as an offensive center. He completed his undergraduate work at West Virginia University and later received his doctorate from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine.
After graduation he finished a surgical residency in Jacksonville, Fla. He practiced podiatry in Akron, and Doylestown. He had been a resident of Doylestown since 1988.
He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus No. 1617. He volunteered for the Doylestown Chipps Wrestling Team and was a trustee and coach for Doylestown Youth Football League. He enjoyed traveling with his family, fly-fishing and his involvement with youth sports.
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home, Doylestown. Rosary will be at 6 p.m. today. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Fr. David McCarthy as celebrant. Burial will be at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 161 West Clinton St., Doylestown, Ohio, 44230.
FAIRMONT -- Wanda Jean Hyatt Patrick, 68, of Baxter, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at Wishing Well Health Care Center, Fairmont.
She was born Oct. 1, 1932, at Wilsonburg, Harrison County, a daughter of the late Edwin Hyatt and Bessie Maxwell Lawson.
Her husband of nearly 48 years, John Joseph Patrick, survives.
Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, John Joseph and Donna Patrick Jr., Hebron, Ohio; two daughters and one son-in-law, Cathy Lynn Fetty, Fairmont, and Denise and David Bourne, Punta Gorda, Fla.; one brother, William Lawson, Clarksburg; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Georgia Weinger, Westover, and Lucinda and Jack Cottrell, Bridgeport; seven grandchildren, Amy Howard, Amber Moore, Wesley Bourne, Adam Bourne, Shelby Bourne, John Joseph Patrick III and Whitney Patrick; four great-grandchildren; her uncle, Maynard Maxwell, Morgantown; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Jessie Lawson.
Mrs. Patrick was a homemaker and mother. In earlier years she had worked as a waitress.
She was a member of the Baxter United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Baxter Homemakers.
Friends may call at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, from 6-9 p.m. today, 1-9 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Bill Page officiating. Burial will follow at the McCurdysville Cemetery.
Bradford Jene 'B.J.' Putzulu
PHILIPPI -- Bradford Jene "B.J." Putzulu, 20, of 313 Center St., Belington, died Saturday morning, Dec. 9, 2000, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born Nov. 24, 1980, at Elkins, a son of David Gene Putzulu of Belington, and Jackie Sue Smith Daniels, Zanesville, Ohio.
Surviving are one daughter, Breanna Faith Briton, Belington; one half sister, Margaret Brady, Junior; seven half brothers, David Putzulu, Beckley, John Putzulu, Elkins, Jimmy Putzulu and Michael Putzulu, both of Harrisonburg, Va., Jeffrey Putzulu and William Putzulu, both of Elkins, and Joseph Putzulu, Miami, Fla.; his maternal grandparents, Brad and Alice Smith, Moatsville; and his paternal grandmother, Margaret Putzulu, Elkins.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Monica Putzulu; his paternal grandfather, John Putzulu; one aunt, Cathy Smith; and one uncle, Bobby Smith.
Mr. Putzulu was employed at Bear Creek Corp. and was a member of the Belington Volunteer Fire Department.
SHINNSTON -- Thelma Jean Varca, 64, of Monroe Street, Shinnston, died suddenly Friday morning, Dec. 8, 2000, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 16, 1936, at Lumberport, a daughter of the late William "Willie" and Sophia Secreto Varca.
Surviving are her aunts and uncles, Frank and Becky Sakert, Texas, Annette Angotti, formerly of Lumberport, Julie Secreto, Lumberport, and Sam Tiano, Ohio; numerous cousins and special friends at St. Ann's Catholic Church.
Mrs. Varca graduated from Shinnston High School in 1953. She was later employed at various businesses in the Shinnston area.
She remained at home caring for her mother and father in later years. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Shinnston, where she served as president of St. Ann's Altar Society and was very active in most church activities.
Friends will be received at Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 2-9 p.m. today. Holy Rosary will be recited at 7:15 p.m. today at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church with the Rev. Karl Wohinc as celebrant. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Ann's Catholic Church Building Fund, 610 Pike St., Shinnston, W.Va.