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Lenora Belle Shaffer Pechan
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Birth: Jun. 21, 1901
Kittanning
Armstrong County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 1963
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

Mrs. Lenora Pechan, 61, wife of State Senator Albert R. Pechan of 903 Fifth Avenue, Ford City, died at 9:15 a.m. today at Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, where she had been a patient since Jan. 30. Mrs. Pechan had been in a coma since suffering a cerebral hemorrhage at her home.She was born June 21, 1901, in Kittanning, a daughter of the late Edward H. Shaffer and Mrs. Minerva Lasher Shaffer, and had spent her lifetime in this area. A graduate of Kittanning High School, she at one time managed the Ford City office of Henry Shaffer Lumber Co. Mrs. Pechan was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, of Kittanning, American Legion Auxiliary of Ford City, VFW Auxiliary, Salvation Army Women's Advisory Council of Republican Woman and was a past Wothy Mmatron of the Kittanning order of Eastern Star. Surviving, in addition to her husband and her mother, are a sister, Mrs. Vera Dame of Kit tanning, and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received after 2 p.m. Saturday at Faykosh Funeral Home, Ford City. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

From: The Simpson's Leader-Times, Kittanning, Pennsylvania, Friday, February 22, 1963, Page 1&2

FORD CITY—About 5,000 persons paid respects to Mrs. A. R. (Lenora) Pechan of Ford City on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the Faykosh Funeral Home here. The wife of the State Senator was buried yesterday afternoon at Kittanning Cemetery. Mrs. Pechan died Feb. 22, 1963, at Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, where she had been in a coma after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage at her home Jan. 30. During the visitations at the funeral home, one delegation of 250 persons from South Buffalo twp came in a body to visit. There were 225 floral pieces as tributes which filled four rooms of the funeral home. One florist in Ford City ran out of flowers, Frank Faykosh, funeral director said and the other ran out of baskets and containers for the flowers ordered Flowers arrived from florists in Ford City Kittanning, Leechburg, Apollo, Vandergrift and Pittsburgh. Other tributes, which amounted to several hundred, Faykosh said were for books for libraries, donations to funds such as the Salvation Army cancer and heart Funds and Masses will be said for her. About 2000 telegrams, cards and notes of condolence received by Sen. Pechan a Ford City dentist. Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Kittanning, with services in charge of The Right. Rev. William S. Thomas, suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, assisted by the Rev. William M. Bayle, rector of the church. The Church was filled to Capacity. About 50 cars were in the funeral cortage that traveled from Ford City to the Kittanning Church and to the cemetery. State police directed traffic. Named pallbearers for the funeral were the following members of the dental profession: Dr. W.T. Allison, Dr. Paul B. Bayne, Dr. A. M. Crissman, Dr. M. Dean Fiscus, Dr. Edmund Micotra, Dr. Ted Rupert, Dr. Jess D. Sedwick, Dr. Dwight Sedwick, Dr. Jack Sellers, Dr. R.C. Smith, Dr. R. B. White, all of Ford City-Kittanning area dentists; Dr. William F. Swanson, ex-dean of the Dental School. University of Pittsburgh; Dr. Edward Forrest, present dean of the Dental School University of Pittsburgh; Dr. Charles McDermott, president of the Pennsylvania Dental Society;
Dr. Homer Butts, secretary of the Pennsylvania Dental Society; Dr. William D. McClelland, trustee of the University of Pittsburgh: Dr. A. George, head of the Post Graduate School of Dentistry, University of Pittsburgh; Dr. Richard Booth of Sharon.

From: The Simpson's Leader-Times, Kittanning, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday February 26, 1963, Page 4

Married: Albert Raymond Pechan, July 3, 1923 in Wellsburg, Brooke County, West Verginia
 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Henry Shaffer (1876 - 1941)
  Minerva Mae Lasher Shaffer (1877 - 1974)
 
 Spouse:
  Albert Raymond Pechan (1902 - 1969)*
 
 Sibling:
  Vera Mae Shaffer Dame (1898 - 1984)*
  Lenora Belle Shaffer Pechan (1901 - 1963)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Kittanning Cemetery
Kittanning
Armstrong County
Pennsylvania, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 40.8236, -79.51531
 
Created by: Lasherp
Record added: Oct 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30905113
Lenora Belle <i>Shaffer</i> Pechan
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