LEVITTOWN, Pa -- Angelina M. "Ann" Alvino, 85, of Fairless Hills, died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at her home in Falls Township.
She was born in Clarksburg and was a resident of Niles, Ohio, for 18 years before moving to Fairless Hills in 1955.
Her husband, Nicola Alvino, preceded her in death.
Surviving are her children, Tony and Arlene Alvino, New Jersey, Millie and Bob Vargo, Bob and Joann Alvino and Nick and Darlene Alvino, all of Fairless Hills, and Connie and Richard Ellis, Florida; 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Susan Ielapi and Virginia Oliverio; one sister-in-law, Agnes Oliverio; and several other relatives in Clarksburg.
Mrs. Alvino and her husband were the founders of Alvino's restaurants. She was a member of the Levittown Art Association, the St. Frances Cabrini Parish, where she was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of St. Frances Cabrini.
FRENCH CREEK -- Clarence Bethel Baire, 82, of Route 2, French Creek, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 1998, at United Hospital Center.
He was born March 4, 1916, in Jackson, Ohio, a son of the late William and Ollie Holstein Baire.
His wife, Helen F. Hendricks, survives.
Also surviving are his children, Jimmie Baire, Ashford, Bobby Baire, Gerard, Pa., Kay Chapman, Cottle, Jackie Baire, Rock Cave, David Baire, Chillocothe, Ohio, P. Garry Baire, Madison, and Roy R. Baire, Lake City, Pa.; four stepchildren, Donald Kidwell, Elgan, S.C., Pamala Ferrell, Orgas, Ronald Kidwell, Poca, and Peggy Fowler, Columbia, S.C.; 29 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Wanda Price, Alum Creek.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Bert Baire and two granddaughters.
Mr. Baire had worked in the coal mines for 60 years and the last 40 years he had worked for Armco at Robinhood. He had also worked three four year terms as constable in Boone County.
He enjoyed music along with hunting and fishing. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy and a member of Shepherd Chapel at Gravette, Ark.
Friends will be received from noon-2 p.m. the funeral hour on Sunday at Robert M. Vincent Funeral Home with the Rev. S.E. Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in French Creek Cemetery. Military graveside honors will be offered.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Adrian Volunteer Fire Department at Adrian, or to Shepherd Chapel, P.O. Box 416 Gravette, Ark. 72736-0416.
JANE LEW -- Russell Irland Barton, 89, of Route 1, New Milton, died Thursday, July 2, 1998, at his home.
He was born Sept. 27, 1908, in Gilmer County, a son of the late Joseph and Catherine Dewley Barton.
His wife, Connie Avis Lewis, whom he married in 1930, in Clarksburg, survives.
Also surviving are one son, Hayward A. Barton, Route 1, New Milton; one daughter, Mrs. Bryan (Janet M.) Smith, Route 1, Horner; one sister, Nina Alkire, Weston; two grandchildren, June Smith and Bryan Michael Smith, both of Route 1, Horner.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers, two half brothers, four sisters and three half sisters.
Mr. Barton was retired from Union Drilling. He was also a retired farmer and an avid hunter and outdoorsman.
He was a breeder, raised champion coon hounds and was Methodist.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Morris Funeral Home in Jane Lew. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Clifford Shaw and Rev. David Cumpston officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Ellen Louise Fondon, 87, of Stoneybrook Road, Clarksburg, died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born June 5, 1911, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late George and Minnie Williams Miller.
Twice married, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Texas Varnice Simms, and her second husband, Oscar Fondon.
Surviving are one stepson, Sonney Simms, Los Angeles, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Willa Mae "Pete" Sumlin, Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren, Anthony Limer, Los Angeles, Calif., Renee' Simms, Clarksburg, Ziva Simms, Clarksburg, Toxanna Simms, Youngstown, Ohio, and Samantha Simms, Atwood, Tenn.; nine great-grandchildren; and one cousin, Cynthia Bowman Ghalston, Hagerstown, Md.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, George Miller II.
Mrs. Fondon was a retired cook and a member of the Central Church of Christ.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Davis Funeral Home, Clarksburg Chapel, 443 W. Pike St. The funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Evangelist Perry Henegar officiating. Interment will follow in Stonewall Park Cemetery.
Ersie Ryan Keyser, 88, of S. 5th St., Clarksburg, died Sunday, June 28, 1998, at her residence following a brief illness.
She was born March 10, 1910, in Anmoore, a daughter of the late John T. and Edith Faris Ryan.
Her husband, John W. Keyser, whom she married June 14, 1936, preceded her in death in February of 1957.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John (Cynthia) Keyser-Ingram, Buckhannon; three grandchildren, Terri Ingram-Taylor, Hurricane, and John Ingram and James Ingram, both of Quitman, Ark.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Ernest Ryan, Dennis Ryan and Earl Ryan and three sisters, Mary Ryan Boyles, Carlee Ryan Davisson and Pearl Ryan.
Mrs. Keyser was a member of Clarksburg Baptist Church, the American Association of Retired Persons, Golden Age Club and the Harrison County Senior Citizens.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. the funeral hour on Monday at Davis Funeral Home, Clarksburg Chapel, 443 W. Pike St., with the Rev. Kurt Busiek officiating. Interment will follow in Belington Fraternal Cemetery.
SHINNSTON -- Enoch Noah Morris, 82, of Lumberport, died at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 1998, at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
He was born July 12, 1915, in Connorsville, Pa., a son of the late Joseph and Edith M. Brant Morris.
Surviving are his friend, Lennie Elma Stout, with whom he made his home with for 35 years; one sister, Mrs. Erynest (Lydia) Bryner, Connorsville; one brother, Frank L. Morris, Wales, Great Britain; and six nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one niece.
Mr. Morris was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and Protestant. He was held as a Prisoner of War in Germany for many months before being liberated by the Allied Forces.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9916 in Westover. He was a farmer, handyman and construction worker.
Friends will be received from 4-9 p.m. Sunday at Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday with Pastor Robert Shingleton officiating. Interment will follow in West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, with full military honors being rendered.
FAIRMONT -- Josephine K. Myers, 94, of Fairmont, died Thursday, July 2, 1998, at Meadowview Manor Health Care Center, Bridgeport.
She was born March 13, 1904, in Bristol, a daughter of the late Stillman J. and Harriet Catherine Cornwell Dakan.
Her husband, Walter Wayne Myers, preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 1963.
Surviving are three sons, Edgar Myers and his wife, Jean, Wolf Summit, Jerry Myers, Stow, Ohio, and Jack Myers and his wife, Nancy, Peachtree City, Ga.; one daughter, Ruth Ann Singhass, Alexandra, La.; nine grandchildren, including Edgar Myers Jr. and his wife, Becky, Wolf Summit; and 10 great-grandchildren and twin great-great-grandsons.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Stillman J. Myers and two brothers, James Dakan and Harvey Dakan.
Mrs. Myers was a homemaker, a member of the Enon Baptist Church in Bristol and enjoyed attending church services and quilting.
She had trained to be a nurse and had worked at the Mason Hospital in Clarksburg.
FARMINGTON -- Lelia Gail "Toot" Bland Osborne, 83, of 103 Broadview Ave., Fairmont, died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at her residence.
She was born June 25, 1915, in Bethel, a daughter of the late Perry Elliott and Ivy Jane Williams Bland.
Her husband, Paul Osborne, preceded her in death in 1965.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Donnie Ray (Nancy) Tutle, Fairmont, and Mrs. Jack (Marie) Ice, Rivesville; three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Jo Morgan, Bridgeport, Jack and Shirley Osborne, Farmington, and Gene and Margaret Osborne, Boothsville; two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Mae) Morgan and Mrs. Lawrence (Olive) Bainbridge, both of Farmington; three sisters-in-law, Vivian, Bea and Nancy Bland, all of Bethel community; 13 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Audra Bland, Gilbert "Gib" Bland and Harold "Sode" Bland and one grandson, Joseph K. Morgan.
Mrs. Osborne was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and the adult Sunday school class. She had retired in 1981 after working for a number of years as a floor secretary at Fairmont General Hospital.
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio -- Mary Elizabeth Harper Tonkin, 77, of 21 Henkle Ave., Gallipolis, died Tuesday morning, June 23, 1998, in Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant.
She was born April 22, 1921, in Elkins, a daughter of the late Decateur O. and Ora Mae Halterman Harper.
Her husband, Ernest E. Tonkin, preceded her in death on May 3, 1992.
Surviving are six first cousins, and very close friends, Eula and George Mouser, their children, Stephen and Susan, Buckhannon, and Rosetta McGuire, Gallipolis.
Mrs. Tonkin resided in Buckhannon for several years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, a member of the choir, and was a Sunday school teacher in the Primary Department. She was also a member of Elizabeth Zane Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Buckhannon.
She was a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College, where she was a member of Kappa Phi Omega Sorority, was co-editor of the 1942 Murmurmontis yearbook and wrote for the Wesleyan Pharas, the college newspaper. She belonged to the Haught Literary Society, Betty Lamp Club, and Student Union Council.
Mrs. Tonkin was a member of the Galia County Historical Society, Order of Eastern Star, Gallipolis Chapter 283, and the Gloucester County Historical Society in Woodbury, N.J. She and her husband owned Motor Parts Company in Gallipolis.
Graveside services were held in Buckhannon.
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Thomas B. Yost, 66, of Atlanta, died Tuesday, June 2, 1998, following an extended illness.
He was the son of the late Howard and Ollie Yost.
Surviving are two sons, David and Jon; one sister, Alice Steinmann, and seven grandchildren, all of Atlanta.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Roger Yost, Miami, Fla.
Mr. Yost was a graduate of Washington Irving High School, Clarksburg, with the class of 1950. He received a bachelor of science degree from West Virginia University, served in the U.S. Intelligence Service and graduated from the West Virginia College of Law in 1961.
He was an assistant attorney general for the State of West Virginia for eight years, specializing in environmental law. In 1972, he was appointed as an administrative law judge of the Environmental Protection Agency by President Richard M. Nixon and served in that capacity for 22 years.
Mr. Yost was acclaimed by his peers for his wit, his fairness and his sternness. During his tenure he handed down landmark decisions from the gold mines of Alaska, to the rum distillers of Puerto Rico and the pollution of the Hudson River in the State of New York.