|Obituaries for January 16, 2000
JANE LEW -- Helen Barton, 52, of Sherrills Ford, N.C., died at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Catawba Memorial Hospital, Hickory, N.C.
She was born Dec. 29, 1948, in Sutton, Braxton County, a daughter of the late Guy and Eva Fast.
Her husband, Reuben Joe Barton, survives.
Also surviving are two sisters, Shirley Greaver, Cramerton, N.C., and Ellen Montomery, Buckhannon; one brother, David Fast, Cramerton; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Barton was a homemaker and a member of the Old County Church of Sherrills Ford.
Friends will be received at the Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew, from 2-9 p.m. Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Woody Stacey officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn memorial Gardens.
Mary C. Caruso, 75, formerly of Stonewood, died 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in a local nursing home.
She was born in Stonewood, the daughter of the late James and Clemtina Cicarelli Cascarelli.
Her husband, Sam J. Caruso, preceded her in death in 1984.
Surviving are one brother, John Cascarelli, Stonewood; five nieces, Mrs. Ernest (Fredrecka) Amos, Laurel Park, Mrs. Charles (Mary Kay) Lovett, Jacksonville, N.C., Mrs. Richard (Janie) Kitzmiller, Clarksburg, Mrs. Jack (Judy) Holt, Nutter Fort, and Mrs. Rick (Johanna) Shaffer, Quiet Dell; one nephew, John R. Cascarelli, Stonewood; and five great-nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Fred Cascarelli.
Mrs. Caruso was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
Friends will be received at the Davis Funeral Home, 443 W. Pike St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday. A prayer service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Edward Sabo as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
SALEM -- Richard B. Frame, 79, of Ripley, formerly of Salem, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 15, 1921, in Sutton, Braxton County, a son of the late Herbert B. and Carrie B. Anderson Frame.
His wife of 58 years, Ruby Collins Frame, survives.
Also surviving are one son, Richard L. Frame, Georgetown, Tenn.; one daughter, Mrs. Walter (Deloris Frame) Swann, Ripley; two brothers, Vernon Frame and Dana Frame, both of Maryland; three sisters, Mrs. Virginia Murray, Bridgeport, Mrs. Reva Fluharty, Salem, and Mrs. Marjorie Ritchey, Clarksburg; nine grandchildren, Mrs. Stacie Davisson, Newark, Ohio, Jason D. Frame, Clarksburg, Carol Criswell, Martinsburg, Dr. Craig S. Swann, Ripley, Lisa D. Swann, Las Vegas, Nev., Mrs Suzann Welch, Simpsonville, S.C., Jilanna L. Swann and Beth Ann Swann, both of Ripley, and Kris Ann Swann, Charleston; and eight great-grandchildren.
Mr. Frame was a life-long mechanic and welder, and worked for White Truck for 20 years. He also worked as a master mechanic and tractor-trailer driver for Carnation for 13 years. He retired in 1974 and owned and operated Frame Motors from his farm on Patterson Road.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army, was a member of the Salem Church of God where he taught Sunday school for 25 years, and later became a member of the Stealey Assembly of God in Clarksburg.
Friends will be received at the Harbert Funeral Chapel, Salem, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Monday. A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Larry R. Green presiding. Dr. Craig S. Swann, grandson of Mr. Frame, will deliver the eulogy.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Stealey Assembly of God Building Fund, 116 Nicholas Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301, in memory of Mr. Frame.
James R. 'Bud' Hickman Jr.
James R. "Bud" Hickman Jr., 52, of Kendall Place, Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Clarksburg, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at the Ohio State University Hospital following an extended illness.
He was born Nov. 19, 1947, in Clarksburg, a son of the late James R. and Geraldine Davis Hickman Sr.
Surviving are his companion, Jerry Gault, and her children, Walter Few, St. Cloud, Minn., Thomas Few, Cowan, Tenn., and Lyda Pratt, Jackson, Fla.; two sisters, Beverly Surock, Clarksburg, and Mrs. Edward (Linda) Jenkins, Clarksburg; one half brother, Leonard Eugene Hickman, Pittsburgh, Pa.; one half sister, Lova Jean Lee, Irwin, Pa.; a close friend, Laura McIntosh; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Hickman was a self-employed salesman, a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Vietnam Conflict, a former member of the Meuse Argonne Post No. 573 Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Columbus Salvation Army, and was Protestant.
Friends will be received at the Davis Funeral Home, 443 W. Pike St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Interment will be in the WV National Cemetery.
DENVILLE, N.J. -- David San Julian, 58, of 33 Fleetwood Drive, Rockaway Township, N.J., died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at St. Clare's Hospital, Denville.
He was born Nov. 16, 1942, in Clarksburg, a son of Raymond and Celia Garcia San Julian.
His wife, the former Elma Sevick, whom he married on April 17, 1971, in Rockaway Township, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Lori B., Tucson, Ariz.; two sons, David Scott, Tucson, and Jeremy R., Rockaway; and one sister and brother-in-law, Connie L. and Daniel Nuce, Tucson.
Mr. San Julian lived in Stanton, Calif., and Wherheim, Germany, before moving to Rockaway 16 years ago. He was a manager at Bendix/Allied Signal in Teterboro, N.J., before retiring in 1996. He served in the Marine Corps from 1961-67 as a lance corporal E-3.
Private funeral services were held at the Norman Dean Home for Services, Denville on Monday, Jan. 10, 2000.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Morristown Memorial Hospital, 100 Madison Ave., Morristown, N.J.
John J. Petitto Sr., 79, of 203 Hedge St., Clarksburg, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000.
He was born March 19, 1920, in Mt. Clare, a son of the late Antonio and Virginia Pascuzzi Petitto.
His wife, Mary Alice Thorpe Petitto, whom he married on Jan. 28, 1946, survives.
Also surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, John J. and Linda Petitto Jr., Winston-Salem, N.C., Phillip O. and Chrysie Petitto, Palm Desert, Calif., Marcus D. and Tammy Petitto and Patrick T. Petitto, all of Clarksburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Alice Petitto and Greg Auen, Sarasota, Fla.; three grandchildren, Timothy B. Petitto, Reading, Pa., Chrystina Petitto, Palm Desert, and Chandler Petitto, Clarksburg; two brothers, Tony Petitto Jr., West Milford, and Ernest D. Petitto, Palm Desert; one sister, Gloria B. Petitto, Palm Desert; four sisters-in-law, Carolyn Petitto, Morgantown, Stella "Tex" Petitto, Gaza Petitto and Virginia Petitto, all of Clarksburg, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was also preceded in death by seven brothers, Angelo, Louis, Roger, Robert, Arthur, Samuel and Victor Petitto; and one sister, Rozena Spadafora.
Mr. Petitto was a well-known, retired businessman, general contractor and inventor. He was a life-long member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, was a fourth degree member of Knights of Columbus, a member of the Military Order of Purple Heart, Chapter No. 418, and a member of the American Candle Makers Association.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in North Africa and the European Theater of operations and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., Clarksburg, from 7:30-9 p.m. today and 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday. A vigil service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Cesidio J. Federico as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that expressions of sympathy be memorial contributions to the Harrison County Catholic School System, East Pike Street, Clarksburg, WV.
BUCKHANNON -- Charles Robert Straight, 76, of 78 Limestone Blvd., Chillicothe, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe.
He was born Sept. 21, 1923, in Mannington, a son of the late Walter David and Alicia Elizabeth Singleton Straight.
His wife, Leoma Ernestine Linger Straight, whom he married on May 23, 1948, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Lorna Alicia Straight, Chillicothe; three sons, David Robert Straight, Chillicothe, Ross Edward and Stephen Albert Straight, both of Buckhannon; and one brother, Walter David Straight, Dunnellon, Fla.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Mary Jo Brennan.
Mr. Straight was a retired school teacher for the Ohio Board of Education, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, attended the Walnut Street United Methodist Church of Chillicothe, played football and graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1949.
Friends will be received at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, Inc., Buckhannon, from 4-8 p.m. Monday. A memorial service will be held in Chillicothe, Ohio, at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Walnut Street United Methodist Church. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Billee Scott Mick officiating. Interment will follow in the Heavner Cemetery, Buckhannon.
Harry E. 'Moe' Vandergrift
SHINNSTON -- Harry E. "Moe" Vandergrift, 71, of Lincoln Way, Fairmont, died at 1:50 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Fairmont General Hospital, Fairmont.
He was born Dec. 22, 1928, in Bethlehem, a son of the late Sylvester and Effie Swiger Vandergrift.
Twice married, his first wife, Norma Tetrick Turner, preceded him in death in 1973. His second wife, Janet Kerns Vandergrift, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert Mark Vandergrift, Virginia, and Rodney Vandergrift, Pennsylvania; two daughters, Susan Merrill, Fairmont, and Dale Anne Handley, Farmington; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.
Mr. Vandergrift retired in 1989 from Westinghouse Corp., now Philips. He served during the Korean Conflict where he obtained the rank of corporal. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 31, Shinnston, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 629, Fairmont.
Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 3-7 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Aulbert Roberts officiating. Interment will follow in the Marion County Memorial Gardens, Fairmont.
BUCKHANNON -- Norma Jean Vaughn, 54, of Valley Head, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 30, 1945, in French Creek, a daughter of the late Straud Primm and Lena Mae Russell Tenney.
Her husband, Mancil Vaughn, whom she married on Sept. 22, 1965, survives.
Also surviving are seven sons, Calvin Vaughn, Strasburg, Va., Marlin Vaughn, French Creek, Marvil Vaughn, Valley Head, Bevil Vaughn and Colton Vaughn, both of Hampton, Wayco Vaughn, Volga, and Carlson Vaughn, Euclid; two sisters, Carolyn Ruth Cunningham, Flatwoods, and Lucille P. Sayre, French Creek; three brother, Freeman Allen Tenney, Alexander, Lester Harold Tenney, Darby, Kan., Straud Primm Tenney II, French Creek; and two granddaughters, Andrea Vaughn, Strasburg, Va., and Brittany Vaughn, Volga.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Vernon Vaughn; one sister, Bula Mae Marsh; and one brother, Carol Edward Tenney.
Mrs. Vaughn was a homemaker and Methodist.
Friends will be received at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, Inc., Buckhannon, from 2-9 p.m. Monday. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in the Ten Mile Baptist Cemetery, Ten Mile.