The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

August 28, 2010

Frances Weldon

Police chief’s wife worked at hospital, co-owned store

The Herald

---- — A memorial service will be held Saturday for Frances Weldon, 178 Union St., Sharpsville. She passed away at 10:55 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, in Nugent Convalescent Home, Hermitage, having suffered with Alzheimer’s disease since 2000. She was 87.

Mrs. Weldon was born Monday, Nov. 6, 1922, in Brookfield to Matthew and Theresa Sok Garish.

She was an alumna of Brookfield High School, class of 1941.

For 15 years, she worked in the coffee shop at UPMC Horizon, Farrell, and previously owned and operated Lil Shopper on State Street in Hermitage with her husband, from 1976-83.

She loved cooking and baking for her family as well as gambling and traveling.

She was the widow of former police chief Thomas P. Weldon, whom she married May 30, 1946; he passed away July 16, 1982.

Surviving are: five daughters, Kathy and her husband Joe Rosa, Sharpsville; Maureen Weldon, Sharpsville, with whom she made her home; Patricia and her husband Charles Jones, Brookfield; Bonnie and her husband Larry Herrmann, Sharpsville; and Donna and her husband Henry Thomas, Pittsburgh; a son, Thomas P. Weldon and his wife Debora Hickey, Lakewood, Wash.; and a sister, Barbara Gething, Brookfield.

She also leaves 10 grandchildren, Joe and April Rosa, Adam and Ben Buzga, Charles Jones, Tom Weldon III, Daniel Weldon, Megan and Larry Herrmann, and Brittany Poorbaugh.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Evan Grace Thomas; and two brothers, Steve and Thomas Garish.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 3695 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite 301, Canfield, OH 44406; or Sharon Regional Health System Hospice, 2320 Highland Road, Hermitage, PA 16148.


Mrs. Thomas P. (Frances), 87, of 178 Union St., Sharpsville.

Service: Memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, in DONALDSON-MOHNEY FUNERAL HOME, 124 Main St., Sharpsville, with the Rev. David Eichelberger, retired minister, officiating. Condolences may be sent to

Interment: St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hermitage.