Obituaries for Friday, March 29, 2002

Frances Proviano

Frances Proviano, 87, of Manassas, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, after a long illness.

She was a longtime resident of Marywood Apartments.

Proviano was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Proviano.

Survivors include one son, Arthur A. Proviano and wife, Diana K.; one daughter, Fran Garzone and husband, Anthony; grandchildren, David Proviano, Karen Proviano, Michael Proviano and wife, Stacie Richmond-Proviano, Nicole Garzone and Matthew Garzone.

She was a special friend to her family and friends will be deeply missed.

Arrangements by William F. Gross Funeral Home Ltd., Pittsburgh.

Hildred M. Taylor

Hildred Margaret Taylor, 86, of Manassas, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at Prince William Hospital, Manassas.

Taylor was born March 10, 1916 in West Bridgeport, Pa., daughter of the late Mahlon David and Mary Marion Barton.

She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Manassas. She was also a member of The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary (KC 5332), Catherton/Kinsley Mill Ladies Club and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary (Post 10).

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Francis Joseph Taylor, who died in 1987.

Survivors include 10 children, Francis Joseph Taylor Jr., of Manassas, James Ronald Taylor Sr., of Coraopolis, Pa., Leo Malhon Taylor of Greendale, Wis., Margaret Joan Taylor Brittner, of Fredonia, Pa., Thomas Edward Taylor Sr., Mary Jane Taylor Brown and Joanne Patricia Taylor Rosenwald, all of Pittsburgh, Joseph Patrick Taylor of Chantilly, Daniel Richard Taylor of McKees Rocks, Pa., and Sharon Ann Taylor Kochin of Pittsburgh; two brothers, Roy Barton and Arthur Barton, both of Pittsburgh; one sister, Arlene Barton Smith of Sun City, Ariz.; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Price Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas where a rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m.

The funeral liturgy will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at All Saints Catholic Church, 9300 Stonewall Road, Manassas, with the Rev. Joseph R. Kenna officiating. Inurnment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Memorial and Honor Program, St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1942, in memory of Hildred Margaret Taylor.

George W. Biller

George “Sonny” W. Biller, 70, of Woodbridge, died Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2002 at Potomac Hospital.

Biller was a U.S. Army Veteran and was stationed in Germany. A personable person, he enjoyed working with wood, fishing and was a Civil War buff. He was a member of Pohick Church, Brothers of St. Andrew and the Smithsonian Society.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Wickline Biller of Woodbridge; three daughters, Debroah L. Wyatt, Pamela L. Fenter and Cynthia A. Biller all of Stafford; four sons, Michael F. Biller of Woodbridge; George A. Biller of Dale City; Richard A. Biller of King George and Gary W. Biller of Stafford; one step daughter, Carol J. Ayers of West Virginia; two step sons, Howard A. Wickline of Spotsylvania; Gregory Wickline of Rochester, N.Y.,; 22 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, his mother, Evis L. Jett Biller of Woodbridge; one sister, Peggy L. Keen of Woodbridge and one brother David Biller of Dale City.

The family will received friends form 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 13318 Occoquan Rd., Woodbridge, where services will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. at Pohick Church, 9301 Richmond Highway, Lorton with the Rev. Susan Hazen officating. Interment to follow at Pohick Cemetery.

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