In Memoriam

Silvio Giavitto

Silvio Giavitto, age 65, passed away suddenly on April 2, 2013, at his residence in Udine, Italy. After 43 years of experience in the explosives industry, Silvio Giavitto, a worldwide recognized expert in the manufacture of explosives and expert panel member of SAFEX, founded in 2002 with his son Igor his own company HIGH ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES Srl. Through hard work and his innate sympathy Silvio gained his reputation as a leading process and construction engineer on the international marketplace of planning, engineering and construction of plants for the production of industrial explosives. Silvio was an ISEE member since 1999.

Silvio will be deeply missed by his family, colleagues, customers and friends in our industry all over the world. He is survived by his wife Claudia, his daughter Petra and his son Igor. A funeral mass was held on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the Chapel of Udine’s Cemetery.

David P. Lilly, Sr.

David P. Lilly, Sr., age 69, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at his residence in Pawleys Island.

Born in Charleston, W. Va., Dave was the son of the late Felix and Frances Lilly. A devoted, husband, father and grandfather, Mr. Lilly graduated from West Virginia University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science in mining engineering and received his master’s degree from the University of South Carolina in 1979. Statistical analysis was his passion. A registered professional engineer, Mr. Lilly worked in the explosives industry for 44 years where he was considered a legend in the industry.

In 2010, Mr. Lilly retired from Dyno Nobel. He enjoyed traveling with his family. He especially enjoyed his lecture trips to Oxford University in England. Mr. Lilly was a member of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, the Professional Engineers of South Carolina and the International Society of Explosive Engineers.

Survivors include his loving wife of 19 years, Karen Lilly; children, David P. Lilly, Jr., and his wife Amy; NC; Susan Whitlock and her husband Rob, PA; Ann Moore and her husband Trent, Pawleys Island; Tom Sisk and his wife Karin, WI; grandchildren, Kate Lilly, David P. Lilly III, Taylor Whitlock, Morgan Whitlock, Logan Whitlock, Abigail Moore, Paul Moore, Emily Groves, Collin Groves, Cameron Groves.

A memorial mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church with a repass following the service. Father Pat Stenson celebrant. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The ALS Association, Attn: South Carolina Chapter, 1023 Wappoo Road, S-A 19, Charleston, SC 29407 or to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 110 Dillon Dr., Spartanburg, SC 29307.

David Ondrejko

David Edward Ondrejko, 62, of SR 517, died in the emergency room at Salem Community Hospital Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Born July 3, 1950, in Zanesville, he was a son of the late Edward F. and Lelia V. (Moore) Ondrejko-Cameron.

Before retiring, he worked as a blaster and site manager for D.W. Dickey/Hilltop Energy Mr. Ondrejko was a Vietnam veteran of the army. He served with U.S. Army Company B, 1st Bn., 2nd Inf., 4th Inf. Division earning a Bronze Star with Valor. Long standing member with the International Society of Explosive Engineers.  He is survived by his wife, Amy L. (Ewing) Ondrejko; a daughter, Jillian (MalVerne) Inniss of Charleston, S.C., and four grandchildren.

Other survivors include brothers Wayne of Lebanon, Ohio, Daniel of Lakewood, Colo., and Robert of Howland; sisters Joyce Stepien of Wichita, Kan., Cinde Martinelli of Richmond Hill, Ga., and Mary Anna Ondrejko of Huxley, Iowa.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Weber Funeral Home with the Rev. Pamela Gable officiating. Burial will be in Lisbon Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Douglas K. Burnsworth

Doug BurnsworthDouglas K. Burnsworth, 63, of Chester Hill, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at his residence.

He was the son of the late Edgar W. and Marilyn E. (Wilcox) Burnsworth, born Nov. 30, 1949, in Uniontown. He is survived by his significant other, Susan Carpin Myers, of Chester Hill.

He attended the Hollidaysburg Christian Alliance Church and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was also a member of the B.P.O. Elks #1173 in Philipsburg.

Mr. Burnsworth was the owner and operator of Reich Drill and Douglas Explosives, both of Philipsburg.

He was a 1967 graduate of the Albert Gallitan High School of Masontown and attended the Pennsylvania State University.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Burnsworth was preceded in death by a brother, Richard W. Burnsworth and a great-niece, Kelsey Burnsworth. He is also survived by a nephew, Rick Burnsworth of Philipsburg; a niece, Debra Lust of Apopka, FL; a great-niece, Devin Burnsworth of Altoona; a great-niece and Ava Lust and a great-nephew, Grant Lust, both of Apopka, FL.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1 at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church. Click here for directions.

Memorial contributions may be made to ClearfieldCountySPCA, 275 21st St., Clearfield, PA16830 or the Rowland Theatre Inc., 127 N. Front St., Philipsburg, PA16866. Friends may sign the guestbook at beezerheathfh.com.

Karen Powers

Karen Powers, 54, passed away on Jan. 31, 2013. She was employed by Accurate Energetic Systems, in Tennessee, for nearly 19 years. During her tenure, she fulfilled many roles one of which was AES’ transportation manager. She was an active ISEE and IME member and represented AES on numerous occasions.

Karen will be deeply missed by her family, colleagues, customers and friends in the Industry. She is survived by her mother Macy Rial; her husband Robert Powers; her children Lauren and Cody Powers; and granddaughter Kaylee Parsons.