Susan A. <I>Lutz</I> Myers Fraley

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Susan A. Lutz Myers Fraley

  • Birth 21 Mar 1947 Sharon, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 22 May 1977 Masury, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Hermitage, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 52747385

Mrs. Fraley was born in Sharon March 21, 1947 to John and Irene Beharry

She was a graduate of Hickory High School and Youngstown Technology Institute.

For the past 10 years she had employed in data processing at Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co.

Surviving are a son, David Paul Myers, at home, her parents of Hermitage; two sisters, Mrs. Daniel (Kathryn) Gondek, Tucson, Ariz., and John Lutz of
Sharon and Robert A. Lutz, West Middlesex.

Burial in St. John Cemetery, Hermitage.


Article from Sharon Herald, Sharon, Pa. May 23, 1977


A divorced woman and her companion were found shot to death outside and inside a tree secluded bungalow in Masury Sunday morning. Brookfield Twp. police are looking for a killer who disappeared with the murder gun.

Victims of the double homicide were Mrs. Susan Ann (Lutz) Fraley, 30, of 1266 Robinson Rd., Hermitage, and James J. "Jesse" Meszaros, 28, of 960 Pierce Ave., Sharpsville, a former combat Marine in Vietnam. Both dead of multiple gunshot wounds of the head.

Trumbull County coroner's investigator, Dr. Robert Barnett, former sheriff said both deaths were ruled a homicide by Coroner Dr. Joseph Sudimack, Jr.

Barnett said Mr. Meszaros had been shot three times in the head and Mrs. Fraley twice.

Brookfield Twp. police chief Ernest Cook, who is heading the investigation, said that he has not ruled out a love triangle or drugs as a motive in the killings that apparently occurred before 5 a.m. Sunday at the rented home of George Vrankovich, 22, at 91 Broadway.

Both Vrankovich and a blond-bearded neighbor were questioned by Chief Cook for possible leads to the identity of the killer.

The man's body was found in the bedroom.

The dead woman was found draped over a side yard fence, indicating that she may have tried to flee the killer who shot them with a pistol. The police official, who sealed off the premises to avoid any possible damage to evidence, said that five spent shells from a small-bore pistol were found at the scene.

Chief Cook has five policeman working on the case. An investigator from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was also summoned.

The chief said the bodies were left unwashed pending an autopsy by a pathologist at Trumbull Memorial, Warren, were the victims were taken.

James J. Meszaros was employed at the Sharon Transformer Division, Westinghouse Electric Corp.

Mr. Meszaros attended First Presbyterian Church, Sharpsville.

Surviving, besides his parents of Sharpsville, is a sister, Mrs. Jerry (Betty Ann) Bell, Sharpsville.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 52747385
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Susan A. Lutz Myers Fraley (21 Mar 1947–22 May 1977), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52747385, citing Saint John's Orthodox Cemetery, Hermitage, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Andrea Grega (contributor 47056707) .