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13 Sep 1942
Lilly -- John McGraw, 83, died yesterday morning at his home at 350 Portage Street. He was born in Newry, but had been a resident of Lilly for the past 60 years. His wife, Mrs. Jennie (George) McGraw is dead. Surviving are these children: John H. McGraw, Aliquippa; Leo F. McGraw, Terra Alta, W. Va., and Mrs. G. L. Baker, Juniata. Twenty-one grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning in St. Brigid's Catholic Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery under the direction of A. F. Tickerhoof, Lilly mortician.
[NOTE: Mr. John McGraw and his wife, Jennie (George) McGraw, were the foster parents of John, Leo, and Mrs. G. L. Baker. The surnames in this obituary should read John H. Harmon, Aliquippa; Leo F. Harmon, Terra Alta, W. Va., and Mrs. G. L. Baker (Catherine Harmon), Juniata. The McGraws did not adopt these children, so there is an error in this obituary).
Portage -- Miss Elizabeth Kravec, 25, former resident of Portage Township, died Friday night in Yonkers, N.Y., after an illness of several months. She was a daughter of Andrew Kravec, deceased, and Mrs. Anna (Cloon) Kravec. In addition to her mother, she is survived by these brothers and sisters: Mrs. Margaret Plasick, Brackenridge; Mrs. Anna Kopnicky, Tarentum; Mrs. Helen Motel, Lilly, and John, Francis and Stephen Kravec, all of Cassandra.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning in St. Agnes Catholic Church in Cassandra. Interment will be in St. Brigid's Catholic Church Cemetery in Lilly under the direction of the Serenko Funeral Home of Portage.
Saturday Evening, 12 Dec 1942
PORTAGE – John Yacos Sr., died at 3 o’clock this morning at his home at 935 Caldwell Avenue. He was a native of Austria and came to America in 1888. Mr. Yacos had been retired for the past 20 years. He was a member of the Russian Orthodox Church. Surviving are his widow and seven children: John Yacos Jr., local civilian defense chairman; Michael Yacos, an employe at the Portage postoffice; Mrs. John Danko and Julia, also of Portage; George and Peter Yacos both of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. John Gadzick, Weadon, Pa. Twelve grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 o’clock Monday morning in St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox church by Rev. Elias Yankovsky. Interment will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Serenko Funeral Home.