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Obituaries for Sunday, June 3, 2001

Patsy J. Belcastro

SHINNSTON -- Patsy J. Belcastro, 76, of Charles Street, Shinnston, died at 6:43 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2001, at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born March 11, 1925, in Shinnston, a son of the late Joseph and Litrena Spenia Belcastro. He is survived by his wife, Chatta Cottrill Belcastro, whom he married April 3, 1956.

Also surviving are three daughters, Yvonne Johns, Clarksburg, Gina Belcastro and Lorena Pill, both of Shinnston; three sisters, Mary Jo DiGiandomenico, Newark, Ohio, Gladys "Tootsie" Louden, Pittsburgh, and Janice Marie Belcastro, Shinnston; four grandchildren, Patrick Belcastro, Joseph Preston, Stevie Pill and Jade Pill, and one great-granddaughter, Layton Turner.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Joe B. Belcastro and one granddaughter, Diana Johns.

Mr. Belcastro attended Shinnston High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Patsy owned and operated Patsy's Sports Center in Shinnston.

Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 2-9 p.m. Monday. Holy rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Shinnston, at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Karl Wohinc as celebrant. Interment will follow at Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, is in charge of arrangements.

Harry W. 'Pat' Corder

BUCKHANNON -- Harry W. "Pat" Corder, 83, of Route 1, Box 111A, Buckhannon, died Friday, June 1, 2001, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born April 6, 1918, in Big Isaac, a son of the late Charles Corder and Belva Carder Corder.

His wife, Katharyn Bailey Corder, whom he married June 11, 1938, preceded him in death on June 17, 1998.

Surviving are one daughter, Edith Ruth Stout, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; one son, Charles F. Corder, Pittsburgh, Pa.; one sister, Helen Baker, Vienna; two brothers, Eugene Corder, Big Isaac, and Robert L. Corder, Niles, Ohio; two granddaughters, Pamela Wood, Grafton, and Tracie Sullivan, Fredericksburg, Va.; two grandsons, Douglas Stout and John A. Stout Jr., both of Buckhannon; three great-granddaughters, Sarah Cuvar, Granite City, Ill., Hannah Stout, Buckhannon, and Hailee Sullivan, Mission Viejo, Calif.; two great-grandsons, Zachary Stout and Douglas Stout Jr., both of Buckhannon; two great-great-granddaughters, Allison Cuvar and Brianna Cuvar, and one great-great-grandson, Bryce Cuvar, all of Granite City.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Herbert, Harold and Clifford Ray Corder.

Mr. Corder was a welder and gas meter specialist for Hope Natural Gas Co. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of Union Mission Church of Buckhannon and Franklin Lodge No. 7, A.F.&A.M. He was an avid fox hunter.

Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. today at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, Inc., Buckhannon. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Lowther and the Rev. Dennis Estes officiating. Interment will follow in Weston Masonic Cemetery. Franklin Lodge No. 7, A.F.&A.M. will conduct Masonic graveside services.

Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, Inc., Buckhannon, is in charge of arrangements.

James M. Nicholson

WESTON -- James Melvin Nicholson, 71, of Route 4, Weston, died at 11:31 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following an extended illness.

He was born in Braxton County, March 30, 1930, the son of the late Okey H. Nicholson and Icie May Lattea Nicholson.

On Dec. 18, 1974, he married Joyce Marie Higgins, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, James Leyon Nicholson, Lumberport, and Melvin Jimmy Nicholson, Beckley; three daughters, Diana Marie Sprouse and Cristol Levon Nicholson, both of Weston, and Leona Monalisa Myers, Morgantown; six grandchildren, Chelsea Renee Nicholson, Melvin Jimmy Nicholson Jr., David Eugene Nicholson, Katherine Lynn Nicholson, Ashley Diane Sprouse and Cody Allen Sprouse; one brother, Okey Herman Nicholson, West Union; one sister, Leona Marguerite Prunty, Rochester, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Leon Nicholson; one daughter, Joyce Emaline Nicholson, and one brother, Kenneth Nicholson.

Mr. Nicholson was a retired glassworker from the Louie Glass Co. of Weston.

Friends will be received at the Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday from the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Earl Cayton officiating. Interment will follow in Rock Cave Cemetery in Linn.

Floyd Funeral Home, Weston, is in charge of arrangements.

Seldon S. Stone

WEIRTON -- Seldon S. "Jerry" Stone, 89, of Weirton, died Friday, June 1, 2001, at Knights of Saint George, Wellsburg.

He was born Dec. 23, 1911, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Dr. John Spencer Stone and Martha Isabelle Seely Stone. His wife of 58 years, Anna Margaret Ramage Stone, also preceded him in death on Aug. 30, 1991.

Jerry retired from Weirton Steel Corp. in 1975 as a superintendent of the Coke plant river docks after 42 years of service. Jerry enlisted in 1942 in the U.S. Army as a private and served two years in the Pacific. He was honorably discharged in 1946 with the rank of captain. He was recalled in 1950 and served two years during the Korean Conflict and discharged in 1952.

He was a member of Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, Weirton Steel 25 Year Club, BPOE No. 1801, a lifetime member of the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, the Northern Panhandle Shrine Club, Osiris Temple Legion of Honor, Weirton Masonic Lodge No. 171, Royal Order of Jesters, West Virginia Alumni Association, National Rifle Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the Virginia Military Institute Keydet Club. He was named in an athletic endowment scholarship fund for West Virginia University, was a WVU Gold Coat member, and a WVU Mountaineer Athletic Club member.

His two brothers, Tom Seely Stone, Clearfield, Pa., and John Spencer Stone II, Hot Springs Village, Ark., and one sister, Adelaide S. White, Corpus Christie, Texas, survive.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Larry D. Jackson officiating. Military services will be conducted by the American Legion Post No. 10 Honor Guard, VFW Panhandle Post No. 2716 Firing Squad and the Tri State Marine Corp. Interment will follow at Elkview Masonic Cemetery in Clarksburg. BPOE No. 1801 services will be at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 2232, Weirton, WV, 26062. Obit/send family

0Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Alice West

CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. Mary Alice West, 83, of 102 Vesta Drive, West Milford, died at 2:08 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2001, at Crestview Manor Nursing Home, Jane Lew, following an extended illness.

She was born in Clarksburg, June 9, 1917, a daughter of the late Herbert Dwight Musgrave and the late Grace Riddle Musgrave Ridgeway.

Her husband, William Holmes West, preceded her in death March 12, 1983.

Surviving are one stepson, William H. West II, Clarksburg; one sister, Virginia Hawkins, St. Albans, and two granddaughters, Whitney Ann West and Hope A. West.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Mildred Repair; one brother, Robert Ridgeway, and one grandson, William West III.

Mrs. West was a member of Clarksburg Baptist Church.

She was a founding member of the West Milford Women's Club and a member of the Harrison County Humane Society.

In previous years, Mrs. West had worked as a secretary in the office of Dr. Kerr, a well-known dermatologist in Clarksburg.

There will be no visitation.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, with the Rev. Donnie Hawkins presiding.

Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, Clarksburg, is in charge of arrangements.

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