Joseph Martin Tuholsky Jr.

Joseph Martin Tuholsky Jr., 80, of Indiana, Pennsylvania, formerly of Lochgelly, passed away on March 6, 2019 at IRMC after a short illness.

Born in Peckville, Pennsylvania, he later moved to Kentucky where he was graduated from Murray State University. His teaching and consulting career of 42 years spanned Alleghany High School in Covington, Virginia; Dabney-Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge, Virginia; West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVUIT) in Montgomery, and law firms in multiple states. Professor Tuholsky also taught in his retirement for Southern Illinois University.

As a lifelong avid sports fan, he coached youth baseball and basketball teams, instituted the recreation department in Oak Hill in the 1980s, wrote a sports column for The Fayette Tribune and coached men’s soccer at WVIT in 1981 and 1982.

Joe participated in the Senior Olympics in Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia, winning medals in various disciplines and previously played baseball for Hartman-Graziano in the Latrobe/Derry Old Timer League, 55+ Division.

Joe was raised in the Polish National Catholic faith and later attended Episcopal and Lutheran churches. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Homer City, Pennsylvania.

Joe’s hobbies included cracking jokes, fabricating fishing lures, fishing, golfing, sports statistics, target shooting and woodworking.

Joe is survived by his wife, Sue, of 59 years; son, Mark (Beverly) Tuholsky of Joppa, Maryland; daughters, Jenny Minnick (Ronnie) of Fall Branch, Tennessee and Amy Pesci (Lou) of Indiana, Pennsylvania. Grandchildren include Megan and Louie Pesci, Christine Rodgers and Ashley Schwandt. Great-grandchildren are Maddex Rodgers and Lucas Schwandt. Joe’s siblings include Ray Tuholsky Sr. (Evonne) of Avon, Minnesota and Chris Hartung (Bill) of Bellbrook, Ohio. He is also survived by sister-in-law Jannie Washburn (Roy) and brother-in-law Bill Fletcher (Doris), all of Benton, Kentucky. His closest cousins included, Barbara, Donna, Joe, Ronnie, Teresa and Wanda, plus many nieces and nephews.

He was preceeded in death by his parents, Joseph Tuholsky Sr. and Regina Tuholsky; a cousin, Bobby Tuholsky; and nephew, Ray Tuholsky Jr. Close friends were colleagues from WVUIT, Larry Frank, his fishing buddy Johnnie Scarbro, Richard Spooner and the late Chuck Adams, John Herbruck, Donald Scruggs and Benny Smith.

Memorial donations may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 35 Ridge Ave., Homer City, PA 15748, or to Miracle League of Indiana County, Attn: Paula Lieb, 60 Ben Franklin Rd., Indiana, PA 15701.

A private, graveside burial with Pastor Steve Bond officiating was held at Greenwood Cemetery in Indiana, Pennsylvania on June 1.

Arrangements by John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home.

Jerry Wayne Tyree Jr.

Jerry Wayne Tyree Jr., 46, of Pratt, died June 3, 2019 at Montgomery General Hospital in Montgomery.

Born May 25, 1973 at Beckley, he was the son of Jerry Tyree Sr. and Patty Scarbro Tyree.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife, Paula Blankenbeckler Tyree; children, Ashton Shepherd, Arielle Shepherd-Tyree, Timothy Tyree, Audreanna Adkins, Spencer Osborne, Rhianna Tyree and Austin Osborne; brother, David Tyree; sister, Crystal Hosey; and grandchildren, Gage Shepherd, Adalee Jude, Damien Treadway and Victoria Treadway.

A visitation, with cremation following, was held at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope on June 7. 

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Byron Dean Winebrenner

Byron Dean Winebrenner, 59, of Gauley Bridge, entered into rest June 6, 2019.
Born Oct. 26, 1959, in Gauley Bridge, he was the son of Byron and Shirley (Proctor) Winebrenner.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley; grandparents, Opal and Opie Winebrenner; and Linda Sigler.
Byron is survived by his father, Byron Winebrenner of Gauley Bridge; sister, Kelli Winebrenner of Boomer; son, Josh Winebrenner of Victor; daughter, Ryan (Adam) Brown of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Carter Brown and Aleah Winebrenner; aunt, Linda (Don) Dubee; nephews, two great-nieces and a great-nephew.

Funeral service was held June 10 at Gauley Bridge Baptist Church, Gauley Bridge, with Pastor Shane Wynn officiating. Burial followed in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Arrangements by Pennington-Smith Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

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