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Banker Sr., Harold J. 97

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2014-11-16
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Harold John "Bud" Banker Sr., 97, of Mt. Lebanon, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. Bud was born in Wilkinsburg, to the late John and Agnes Banker. He was the husband of the late Dolores M. Banker; brother of the late Edward Charles Banker; father of Cheryl Kail, of Sarasota, Fla., Harold "Hal" Banker Jr., of Glassboro, N.J., Barbara Paquin, of Overland Park, Kan., Darlene Hare, of Warsaw, N.Y., and Richard Banker, of Prague, Okla.; also survived by 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Bud was a military veteran and served as an operative in the OSS, 101st Division in the China, Burma and India Theater. After leaving the military, Bud became an art director at the former Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph Newspaper. He was an accomplished artist and has a painting on permanent display at the AAHSA Building (Department on Aging) in Washington, D.C. Bud was recognized as the oldest, active softball player by the National Senior Softball Association before retiring from his South Hills Senior Softball League in 2012. Family and friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Friday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1501 Reedsdale St., Suite 105, Pittsburgh, PA 15233.
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Barto, Weldon D. 81

  • Sewickley
  • Died: 2014-11-08
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Blawnox | Get Directions
  • Weldon D. Barto, 81, of Sewickley, passed from life Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, leaving his loving partner and best friend of 46 years (and since June 29), his spouse, Steven Schick Jr. Surviving are his sister-in-law, Janice Galata (Schick); two nieces; and three nephews; plus countless friends and acquaintances taken by his quiet charm and easy smile. Funeral arrangements were private. A gathering in his memory will be held at a later date. Professional services by THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., Blawnox.
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Benko, John

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Perman, Shaler | Get Directions
  • John Benko, of Shaler Township, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Mr. Benko was the beloved husband of Virginia Wojciak Benko; father of Sharon Yoder (David), of Scottdale, John M. Benko (Mary), of Irwin, Kenneth Benko (Ann), of Hoover, Ala., and the late Richard, Brian and Alan Benko; son of the late Michael and Eva Good Benko; brother of Ann Benson (Cal), of New Jersey, and Ed Benko, of Shaler Township; and is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Celebrate Mr. Benko's life with his family at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Glenshaw. Arrangements are by PERMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 923 Saxonburg Blvd. at Route 8, Shaler Township. Leave condolences at http://www.permanfuneralhome.com.
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Betzner, Louise 83

  • Port Vue
  • Born: 1931-05-19
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Willig, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Louise (Galata) Betzner, 83, of Port Vue, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born May 19, 1931, in Duquesne, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Balog) Galata, and the wife of the late William Paul Betzner. Above all, Louise was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was active in Scouts and generously gave her time supporting many community events in Port Vue. She is survived by children, Kurt (Shirley), of Port Vue, Thomas (Andrea), of Liberty Borough, Gregory (Andrea), of Port Vue, and Don (Sharon), of Ashburn, Va.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Stephen (Vickie); brother-in-law, Robert (Alice) Betzner; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Bruce; and siblings, Florence, John "J.J.", Marion and Dolores. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at WILLIG FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Corpus Christi Church. Father Michael Maranowski will officiate. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. http://www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
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Bowser, Eleanor D. 91

  • Natrona
  • Born: 1923-01-20
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Ajak, Natrona | Get Directions
  • Eleanor D. (Gajda) Bowser, 91, a lifelong resident of Natrona, Harrison Township, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Platinum Ridge Center, Brackenridge. She was born Jan. 20, 1923, in Natrona, a daughter of the late Stanley and Antonina (Burek) Gajda. She graduated from Har-Brack High School. Mrs. Bowser worked for more than 40 years as a receptionist at Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation, Brackenridge. She was very proud of her late husband's, Paul N. Bowser, Natrona Bottling Co. business which has nationwide product distribution. Paul acquired the business July 5, 1939, with his late brother, John "Ducky" Bowser. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish, St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church, Natrona. She enjoyed long walks with her husband and their dog, Buffy. She and Paul liked to dance and dine out. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Paul N. Bowser, who passed away May 20, 2008; and her three brothers, Albert, Frank and John Guida. Survivors include two nieces, Priscilla "Percy" Wright, of Natrona Heights, and Deborah (Ray) Marcinak, of Natrona Heights; and two nephews, Stephen Guida, of Phoenix, Ariz., and David Guida; and many cousins. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Joseph Parish, 1526 Union Ave., Natrona Heights, PA 15065. Family and friends are invited to Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church, 48 Spruce St., Natrona, with her pastor, the Rev. James K. Mazurek, officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. Arrangements entrusted to the PAUL R. AJAK FUNERAL HOME INC., 2 Pine St. and River Avenue, Natrona.
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Briski, Anna T.

  • Stanton Heights
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Perman, Shaler | Get Directions
  • Anna T. Kunic Briski, of Stanton Heights, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Mrs. Briski was the beloved wife of the late Aloysius J. Briski; mother of Janet B. Lewis (Mike), of Indiana Township, Diane Foley (Jim), of Shaler Township, Jim Briski (Linda), of Plum Borough, Regis Briski (Linda), of Shaler Township; daughter of the late Matthew and Katherine Zunic Kunic; sister of Angela Lavrich (Henry), of Canonsburg, and the late John Kunic; and grandmother of Carly, Katie, David, Adam, Greg, Brad, Angela, Maria and Mark. Mrs. Briski was a seamstress who loved to cook and bake, especially Slovenian Strukli and Cremeschnitte. Mrs. Briski loved singing and dancing to Slovenian songs. She appreciated all the "helping hands" and being surrounded by her family. Celebrate Mrs. Briski's life with her family from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the PERMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 923 Saxonburg Blvd. at Route 8, Shaler Township. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Raphael Church, Morningside. Family respectfully suggests donations be made to Slovene Radio Hour-Association of Slovene Americans, 381 F St., Pittsburgh, PA 15209. Leave condolences at http://www.permanfuneralhome.com.
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Brown, Norene A. 77

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-11-16
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Norene A. (Nagorsen) Brown, 77, of Monroeville, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. She was the beloved wife of 56 years to Ed; loving mother of Lynn Brown, Ken (Missy) Brown and Don (Tammy) Brown; grandmother of Ryla, Ryan, Kaitlyn and Colleen; and is also survived by great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Norene was a strong and very caring person who was considerate of those facing misfortune. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike, 412-372-2100. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at North American Martyrs Church, with Father Joseph Luisi as celebrant. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Brucker Jr., Frank W. 92

  • Natrona
  • Born: 1922-08-22
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Ajak, Natrona | Get Directions
  • Frank W. Brucker Jr., 92, a lifelong resident of Natrona, Harrison Township, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. He was born Aug. 22, 1922, in Natrona, son of the late Frank W. Brucker Sr. and Anna Stadelmaier Brucker. Frank graduated from St. Joseph High School, Class of 1941, Pittsburgh Auto Mechanic School and several fire academies, including Lewistown, Allegheny and Armstrong County, the Allegheny Kiski Fire Council School and the Harrison Township Fire Schools. He worked for Pennsylvania Salt MFG Co., Natrona, Callery Chemical Co., Callery and the Harrison Township Police Department as the desk sergeant for 17 years (1957 to 1974). Frank was a World War II Army veteran and served with the 131st Signal Radio Intelligence Co. in the Pacific Theater of Operations for three years. He was a sergeant and was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He was a member of the American Legion Post 48. He was a member of St. Joseph Parish, St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church, Natrona. Frank was a past president and fire chief of the Natrona Fire Department for 25 years and a life member since June 15, 1931. He was also a Boy Scout counselor of Firemanship for 30 years and local American Red Cross representative for 27 years. He enjoyed playing fast-pitch softball with the Natrona Federal Street Tigers and other local teams. He was selected for 18 years to the All Star Team as a second baseman in the Senior Division in the AK District, and also played baseball with the All Star Team in the Army. He was an avid fan of the Steelers, Pirates and Penn State Nittany Lions. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Sophie (Nyga) Brucker; a son, Greg (Darlene) Brucker, of Buffalo Township; and a grandson, Gregory H. Brucker, of Buffalo Township. He was also preceded in death by his brother, James C. Brucker; and sisters, Gertrude Metzger, Bertilla Mrozinski and Myrna Glogowski. Family and friends are invited to attend the Christian Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in St. Ladislaus Church, Natrona, with the Rev. James Mazurek officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. Arrangements entrusted to the PAUL R. AJAK FUNERAL HOME INC., Natrona.
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Butt, Shirley J. 82

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-11-14
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Shirley J. (McIlree) Butt, 82, of Monroeville, passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Norman Butt; loving mother of Alan Butt, Norma (Chuck) Sonita and Eric (Sharon) Butt; grandmother of Taylor and Kelsey; sister of the late Robert McIlree (surviving wife, Carol); and dear friend of Barbara Barnes. She was a daughter of the late Archie and Matilda (Byers) McIlree. Vistation and funeral services were held this past Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike, 412-372-2100. Interment followed in Allegheny Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, appreciated. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Cardiff, John W. 66

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • John W. Cardiff, 66, of Pittsburgh, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Cheryl E. Cardiff; father of John Michael (Katie Marts), Kristen (Vito) Geraci and Joseph M. (Jessica Walker) Cardiff; grandfather of Anthony William Geraci, Domanic Geraci, Donte Anthony Geraci, Joseph Wayne Cardiff and the late Alexa Marie; and brother of Mary (Thomas) McGettigan. John was an Army veteran during Vietnam. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES LTD./ROTH CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.
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Chemsak, Andrew M. 69

  • Port Vue
  • Born: 1945-05-07
  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Andrew M. "Butch" Chemsak, 69, of Port Vue, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. He was born May 7, 1945, in Phillipsburg, and is the son of the late Andrew and Mary Orichosky Chemsak. He served in the Marine Corps and was a Vietnam veteran. He was a member of Local Union No. 3, Iron Workers, and a member of the Port Vue American Legion. He was an avid gardener. He is survived by his wife, Constance Mazzei Chemsak; children, April (Chuck) Maurer, of Maiden, N.C., Cameron Chemsak, of Liberty Borough, and James Chemsak, of Kersey; grandchildren, Raven, Lakota, Cheyenne, Shawnie, Lea and Charlene; great-grandsons, Karson and Kaleb; and brother, John (Barbara) Chemsak, of Beaufort, S.C. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Angelica Maurer; and brother, James Chemsak. Friends will be received at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION and MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131, (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Patrick Church with Father Vincent Velas officiating. Burial will follow.
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Cleary, Ruth

  • Swisshelm Park
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Ruth Brennan (Poetain) Cleary, of Swisshelm Park, died Wednesday, Nov., 19, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late James F. Brennan and Norman V. Cleary; beloved mother of Kathleen Short (the late James), William Brennan (Denise), Cynthia Stiegel (Gary), and the late James F. Brennan Jr. (surviving spouse Carol); loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren; great-grandmother of 22; great-great-grandmother of one; daughter of the late William A. and Ruth C. Poetain; and sister of the late Thomas C. Poetain. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the MCCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, http://www.mccabebrothers.com, 6214 Walnut St., Shadyside, where a family service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Animal Rescue League and Shelter, 6620 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206.
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Cloonan, James J. 58

  • Mt. Lebanon , Formerly of Garfield
  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: McCabe, Bloomfield | Get Directions
  • James Joseph "Jimmy" Cloonan, 58, of Mt. Lebanon, formerly of Garfield, died peacefully Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. He was the beloved son of the late James H. and Mary Theresa Cloonan; proud father of James Francis and Sean Thomas Cloonan; loving brother of Maureen, Terri Royal (James), Kevin (Vicki), Michael (Jeri Lynn) and Daniel; and is also survived by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Jimmy was a retired auto mechanic who enjoyed reading, cars and spending time with family. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at McCABE BROTHERS INC. FUNERAL HOME, 5300 Penn Ave., Bloomfield, where funeral will commence at 10 a.m. Saturday followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Maria Goretti Church, Penn Campus. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the charity of your choice.
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Comiskey, Helen M.

  • Hampton Township
  • Died: 2014-11-14
  • Funeral Home: Siwicki-Yanicko, Russellton | Get Directions
  • Helen Marie (Busch) (Tegge) Comiskey, of Hampton Township, passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. She was born in Ann Arbor, Mich., to Margaret and Frederick Busch. She was the beloved wife of Robert Tegge, the loving mother of Michael (Kristi Gunnarshaug), Mary Lynn (Shawn) McLoughlin, Matthew (Katie Bobdsen), Adam (Alicia Hannaford) and Christopher (Jennifer McClain) and dear grandmother to 13 grandchildren. She is also survived by her seven siblings, Jack (Peggy) Busch, of Michigan, Michael Busch, of Ann Arbor, Mich., Paul (Vicki) Busch, of Deland, Fla., Patrick (Kathleen) Busch, of Alpharetta, Ga., Mary Kilbourn, of Bradenton, Fla., Marge Wolfe, of Debary, Fla., and Jackie (William) Shineman, of Ann Arbor, Mich., as well as countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She will always be remembered for her kindness, compassion, generosity, infectious smile and love for life and family. The family invites friends to a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in the Allison Park Church, 2326 Duncan Ave., Allison Park, PA 15101. Arrangements were entrusted to the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Township. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to National Parkinson's Foundation of Western, PA online at http://www.pfwpa.org. and select the "Donate Online" button. View obituary online and leave condolences at http://www.siwicki-yanickofh.com.
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DiChiera, Salvatore 77

  • Plum
  • Died: 2014-11-05
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Salvatore "Sal" DiChiera, 77, of Plum, formerly of Swissvale, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, following a battle with lung cancer. He was the beloved husband of 57 years to Rita (Needham) DiChiera; father of Mary Ann (Dan) Harrington, Salvatore Mitchell (Julie), Michael, Maria, Mark, Matthew and Martin DiChiera; grandfather of Heather, Jeremy, Salvatore, April, Kyle, Danielle, Stephanie, Nickole, Natalie and Jake; great-grandfather of seven; brother of Olanda Szitas and Rosemarie Harris and the late Pete, Josephine, Carmilla, Nickolena, Katherine, Virginia and Emily; also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was retired from U.S. Steel. In his spare time, Sal enjoyed bowling, golfing and watching sports. Friends were received in SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES LTD./ROTH CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills. Mass of Christian Burial was in Our Lady of Joy Church. Interment was in Plum Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute: http://www.upci.upmc.edu/giving/gifts_honor.cfm.
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Dietz, Robert E. 64

  • South Park
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Robert E. Dietz, 64, of South Park, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband for 37 years of Peggy (Rinn) Dietz; devoted father of Matthew J. and his wife, Michelle, Sarah E., Emily R. and Alexandra K. Dietz and her husband, David Owens; brother of William and Diana Dietz; and loving Pap of Connor, Evan and Ryan Dietz. Bob was dedicated to his beloved St. Anne Parish and school. He adored his family, friends and Irish heritage. Friends will be welcomed from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Anne Church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Anne School Endowment Fund, 400 Hoodridge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15234. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Dynoske, Edward T. 87

  • Duquesne
  • Born: 1927-10-21
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Edward T. "Ed" Dynoske, 87, of West Mifflin, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Family Hospice and Palliative Care. He was born Oct. 21, 1927, in Duquesne, a son of the late Joseph Dynoske and the late Johanna (Wrobleski) Nebinski. He was retired from electrical maintenance at Bucyrus Erie in Glassport and Scalise Industries. He was a member of St. Hedwig Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne. He attended the Schwab School of Trade and was an Army corporal during the Korean War. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Patricia K. "Pat" (Kelleher) Dynoske; twin daughters, Karen (Matt) Marasco, of Elizabeth, and Holly (Steve Prazenica) Dynoske, of Allison Park; twin sons, Mark (Alisha) Dynoske, of Elizabeth, and Thomas (Gina) Dynoske, of West Mifflin; grandchildren, Evan and Madelyn Marasco, Cora and Bennett Dynoske and Dylan Dynoske; also survived by cousins. He was the brother of the late Dr. Judith Dynoske. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. Blessing service at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Hedwig Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne, with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski. Interment with military in St. Hedwig Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243.
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Ferrara, Rose A. 89

  • North Side
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Brady, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Rose A. Ferrara, 89, of the North Side, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Joseph Ferrara; loving mother of Roseanne (Paul) Ferrara-Love and Catherine (Phil) Campbell; grandmother of Colin and Connor; sister of Catherine Ryan and the late Michael Ryan and James McGraw. Visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m. Friday only at STEPHEN M. BRADY FUNERAL HOME, 920 Cedar Ave. (across from Allegheny General Hospital). Funeral Mass will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter Church. Everyone please meet at church.
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Ferraro, Margaret 94

  • Highland Park
  • Born: 1920-02-12
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Margaret Aloe Ferraro, of Highland Park, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Forbes Hospice. She was born Feb. 12, 1920, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of Thomas and Eleanor D'Alessio Aloe. Marge graduated from Peabody High School, attended Seton Hill College and the University of Pennsylvania, and received her dental hygiene degree from the Guggenheim School of Dental Hygiene in New York City. She worked at Aloe Army Air Field in Victoria, Texas during World War II. After the war, she worked in the dental department at B. Altman and Company in New York City, and then returned to Pittsburgh where she worked in dental offices in Oakland and downtown. In 1954, she married Francis P. Ferraro, M.D. For many years she was an active member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Allegheny County Medical Society, the St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary, the Pittsburgh Opera Guild and the Pittsburgh CLO Guild. At the time of her death she was still actively participating in a book club and in the Highlands Garden Club. She was a member of the Pittsburgh Field Club. She is survived by her son, Francis T. Ferraro, M.D. (Eve); grandsons, F. Alexander (Alex) Ferraro and Anthony (Tony) Ferraro; and her sister, Gilda Ognibene. She was preceded in death by her husband; her brothers, Eugene, William, Julius and Arthur Aloe; and sisters, Anne DeLuca and Mary Grace Nucci. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC. (http://www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com.), 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire St. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Raphael Church. Remembrances may be made to Pittsburgh Cultural Trust or Forbes Hospice.
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Fitzgerald, Janet M.

  • Fox Chapel
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Weddell-Ajak, Aspinwall | Get Directions
  • Janet M. Fitzgerald, of Fox Chapel, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Janet was predeceased by her ever loving husband, Patrick J. Fitzgerald; and her parents, Henry B. and Anne (Sabatasso) Martone. She is survived by her four devoted children, Patrick G. (Roseann) Fitzgerald, of Boston, Anthony H. (Linda) Fitzgerald, Anne (Kevin) Duggan and Francesca McTighe (and William S. McTighe). She had been blessed with eight amazing grandchildren, with whom she personally enjoyed all aspects of their interests and accomplishments: Michael Anthony Fitzgerald, Charles Loughney Duggan, Peter Kane Duggan, Colleen Anne Duggan, Patrick Flynn Duggan, Brady (Erik) McTighe Dolan, Tara Rose McTighe and Julia Fitzgerald McTighe. She is also survived by her brothers, Henry (Jean) Martone and Dr. Louis Martone (Christine); her sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Stock, Catherine Stehle, Annamae (John) DePellegrini, Rose Marie (Tony) Treser and Bernadette McMillan; and many more loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Janet was born and raised on Larimer Avenue in a traditionally extended Italian family. She quickly learned getting along with others and how the preparation and planning of family meals celebrated the family warmth and love she enjoyed throughout her life. Her marriage to her extraordinary Irishman, Pat Fitzgerald, composed a special legacy of love that is treasured by her children and grandchildren, and extended to both of their larger extended families. Although her deep love and heartwarming company will be forever missed, her family takes great comfort in her reunion with Pat and their eternal guidance from above. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, 100 Centre Ave., Aspinwall, where a parting prayer will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Scholastica Church, Aspinwall. Burial will follow in Mt. Royal Cemetery, Shaler Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association (http://www.alz.org).
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Gruber, Anne M. 88

  • O'Hara Township
  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Anne M. Gruber, 88, of O'Hara Township, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. She was the wife of Edward; mother of Margaret Gruber Sharp (Wayne), Edward J. (Karen Sokol) and Donna M. Gruber; sister of Joseph and Anthony Stanek and the late Stanley, Frank, Fred, Leo, John Stanek and Helen Waryck; grandmother of Rachel Herrara (Juan) and Jeffrey Gruber; and great-grandmother of Jude. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Blessing service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/Donate. Please visit us at http://www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Holland, Jacqueline Jackie L. 89

  • Hampton Township
  • Born: 1925-05-02
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Jacqueline L. "Jackie" (Percival) Holland, 89, of Hampton Township, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, while under the care of the Wexford Healthcare Center. Born May 2, 1925, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Hattie (Reymer) Percival. She was married March 1, 1944, to Wilbert "Mose" Holland, who passed away Feb. 16, 2009. She worked in the mail room of H.J. Heinz during war production of airplane gliders. Jackie was a member of Gospel Fellowship Presbyterian Church of America, of Valencia, where she was in the prayer group and the Retiree Bible Studies. Her hobbies included the "Early Birds" bowling league and 55 Special Retirees Club. She enjoyed baking, crocheting and ceramics. She is survived by two sons, William (Kathleen) Holland, of Evans City, and Barry (Robin) Holland, of Gibsonia; daughter-in-law, Dolores Holland; six grandchildren, Diane Beachem, Debra Ennis, Benjamin Holland, Luke Holland, Michelle Holland and Christopher Holland; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Marion Zimmerman. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, James H. Holland; and siblings, Gloria Phillips, Roma Wagner and Charles Percival. Jacqueline's family will welcome friends from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle in Allison Park, where funeral service will be held immediately following at 6 p.m., with the Rev. Dr. Nick Protos officiating. She will be laid to rest at the Lakewood Memorial Gardens in Cheswick. If desired, memorial donations may be made in her honor in support of the Cancer Research Institute, One Exchange Plaza, 55 Broadway, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10006. http://www.cancerresearch.org. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Jacqueline's family at http://www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Hrivnak Jr., Andrew 84

  • Plum
  • Died: 2014-11-16
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Andrew Hrivnak Jr., 84, of Plum, formerly of New Kensington, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nancy (Stamm) Hrivnak; their son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Kristine Hrivnak, and grandson, Jack Hrivnak; as well as son, Andrew David, and daughter, Emma; brother of Joann (William) Alfe and Robert (Phyllis) Hrivnak; also survived by nieces, nephews and his furry friend, Heidi. Andy was a member of the American Legion No. 980, a past president of Plum AARP and was very active in his church where he served as a trustee. He retired from Haskell Manufacturing and was a proud Army Reserve veteran, having retired as sergeant first class, 316th Military Police Battalion of Oakdale. Friends were received Wednesday at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES LTD./ROTH CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Presbyterian Church of Plum Creek. Everyone please meet at church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church, 550 Center New Texas Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15239.
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Hrovat, Marie 84

  • Plum
  • Died: 2014-11-12
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Marie Hrovat, 84, of Plum, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. She was the wife of the late Thomas Nixon and Andrew Hrovat; loving mother of Tom (Lorri) Nixon; grandmother of Heidi and Hayley Nixon and Brett Cover; and sister of Joseph Bubas. Friends were received at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES LTD./ROTH CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills. Mass of Christian Burial was held at Our Lady of Joy Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
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Huwalt, Charles E. 77

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Charles E. Huwalt, 77, of Shaler Township, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. He was the husband of Michelene "Evelyn" Machi Huwalt; father of Christine (Jeff) Woodward, Joann Drab and Michael Chance; son of the late William E. and Allene Floramae Huwalt; grandfather of JC, Nicholas, Zachary, Jaclynn, Christine, Natalie and Lexie; great-grandfather of Shayla and Elana; and brother of Dorrie Torres, Sandra O'Brien and Juanita Huwalt. Mr. Huwalt was the former owner of Charlies Diner on Penn Ave. in Wilkinsburg. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Blessing service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Please visit us at http://www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Jablonski, Walter 89

  • Bridgeville
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Warchol, Bridgeville | Get Directions
  • Walter Jablonski, 89, of Bridgeville, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Marjorie C. (Perret) Jablonski. Walt and Marge celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary on Nov. 17th. Walter is survived by his sister, Virginia Cypher, of McKees Rocks; and many nieces and nephews. Walt worked at Universal Cyclops for 38 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Sygan S.N.P.J Lodge No. 006, the Independent Club of Muse and was a lifetime member of Moose Lodge No. 688 of Weirton and Cuddy Sports Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and traveled the country with Marge in their recreational vehicle for more than 20 years. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bethany Presbyterian Church, Bridgeville, followed by a luncheon. Everyone please meet at church. Arrangements entrusted to the WARCHOL FUNERAL HOME INC., 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville (412-221-3333). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brother's Brother Foundation, 1200 Galveston Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233 or the Washington Area Humane Society, 1527 E. Beau St., Washington, PA 15301. View and share condolences at http://www.warcholfuneralhome.com.
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Jerich, Donald C. 78

  • Harmar
  • Born: 1936-09-01
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Jarvie, Cheswick | Get Directions
  • Donald C. Jerich, 78, of Harmar, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Canterbury Place, Pittsburgh. He was born in Acmetonia, Sept. 1, 1936, to the late Charles and Louise Jerich, and had been a lifelong resident of the Valley. He served his country in the Air Force. He played soccer for the Bitburg Barons Soccer Club in Germany and the University of Pittsburgh soccer team. Donald worked as an electrical engineer for Songer Corp., from where he eventually retired. He was a member of the American Slovenian Club in Harmar and former coach for Lower Valley Little League and Soccer League. Surviving Donald are his loving wife of 55 years, Mary Ann Boris Jerich; sons, Donald E. Jerich, of Pittsburgh, and Charles P. (Kathy) Jerich, of Indiana Township; daughter, Cathy A. Jerich, of Cheswick; brother, Stan (Emily) Jerich, of Harwick; sister, Evelyn Coughenour, of Murrysville; brother, Kenneth "Frank" (Marge) Jerich, of Illinois; and two special granddaughters, Emily and Nichole, who were deeply loved and meant the world to him. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the CHARLES B. JARVIE CHESWICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1607 Pittsburgh St., where services will commence at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in Deer Creek Cemetery, Harmar. Memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 707 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219. http://www.jarviefuneralhome.com.
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Jones, George W. 82

  • Monroeville
  • Born: 1932-07-29
  • Died: 2014-11-14
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • George W. Jones, 82, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at UPMC East in Monroeville. He was born July 29, 1932, in Belle Vernon, to the late William S. Jones and Clara Springer (Jones). Mr. Jones is survived by his wife of 51 years, Nan Swaney Jones; his sister, Clara S. Jones; sisters-in-law, Lynne S. McConnell and Victoria Henderson; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Samuel Jones and William Jones. Mr. Jones served his country honorably, attaining the rank of corporal in the Army and was deeply involved in his community with membership in the First Presbyterian Church of Belle Vernon, Tri County Masonic Lodge (Donora) and American Legion Post No. 659. Mr. Jones' particular joy was singing with the Mon Valley Chapter of Barbershop Quartet. His family and friends will always remember him as a kind and caring person. A celebration of life service led by the Rev. Suzanne Currie will be held beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike (412-372-2100). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church of Belle Vernon or the American Heart Association. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Kravic, James F. 75

  • Swissvale
  • Died: 2014-11-16
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • James F. Kravic, 75, of Swissvale, passed peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 44 years to Bernadette (Cwalinski) Kravic; loving father of James Kravic and Melissa Ratajeski (Mark); cherished Pap Pap of Emily Grace; brother of Margaret Savage, Thomas Kravic, Arlene Kravic, Robert Kravic and Veronica Bell and the late Phyllis Jenkins, Mary Alice Vita and Andrew Kravic; and is also survived by loving aunt, uncle and nieces and nephews. Our family thanks Gateway Hospice for their loving care and support. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Word of God Church. http://www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Little Jr., Ronald G. 58

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1956-02-10
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Ronald G. Little Jr., 58, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at home. He was born Feb. 10, 1956, in McKeesport, and was the son of Dorothy Nagy Little, of White Oak, and Ronald G. (Violet) Little Sr., of Greenock. Ronald was the chef at the Boston Waterfront and was a member of Free and Accepted Masons, Youghiogheny Lodge 583, Scottish Rite, Knights Templar and was also a 33rd Degree Mason. Ronald also was instrumental in Road Rallies for Special Olympics and other charities. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Dr. Gregory (Jennifer) Little, of Dubois; nephew, Gregory Little and niece, Angelina Little; and aunts, uncles and many cousins. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Masonic service will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Autism Society of America, 4371 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146. Condolences may be made at http://www.gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Mains, James P. 69

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1945-11-12
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • James Patrick Mains, 69, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. He was born Nov. 12, 1945, in McKeesport, the son of the late James A. and Winifred Kelly Mains. He was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and Point Park College. He was employed for the P and LE Railroad for many years until they closed and then transferred to CSX Railroad in Jacksonville, Fla. He was a member of the Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh, Astrology Club of Pittsburgh and the Jacksonville Astrology Association. He is survived by his sister, Sarah "Sally" Mains, of Elizabeth; cousins; and his faithful companions, Tommy the cat, and dogs, China Moon and Charlie. Friends will be received from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Funeral Liturgy Outside of Mass will be held at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
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Markle, Mildred 84

  • Indianola
  • Born: 1930-01-15
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Giunta-Bertucci, Arnold | Get Directions
  • Mildred Markle, 84, of Indianola, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Family Hospice, Pittsburgh. She was born Jan. 15, 1930, in Blairsville, a daughter of the late Emerick and Sophie (Liska) Kristofik. At one time she was a locker room attendant at Fox Chapel Country Club. She enjoyed crafts and spending time with her family. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Alex and Paul Kristofik; and a sister, Ann Gavel. She is survived by a son, Leo Markle, of Indianola; two daughters, Tina (Michael Sr.) Kalpich, of Cheswick, and Carol (Ed) Kachurik, of New Kensington; a grandson, Michael (Kathy) Kalpich Jr., of New Castle; two great-grandsons, Noah and Keir Kalpich; and nieces and nephews. Services and burial will be private. Arrangements are in the care of GIUNTA-BERTUCCI FUNERAL HOME INC., JohnPaul Bertucci, owner/supervisor, 1509 Fifth Ave., Arnold. To leave an online condolence, visit http://www.giunta-bertucci.com.
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McDade, Justin R. 25

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-11-05
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Justin Ryan McDade, 25, of Monroeville, passed peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, with his family by his side. He was a beloved son of Debra (Carr) (Dave) Hughes, of Monroeville, and Samuel H. McDade Jr., (fiancee, Michele Hijduke), formerly of Plum; brother of Erica (Derek) Pavlovic, of White Oak. half brother of Kelsey and Ciara McDade, of Plum; grandson of Mary and the late Thomas Carr and Samuel and Edith McDade Sr.; nephew of Thomas (Paula) Carr, Gary (Tracy) Carr, Diane (Pep) DeSarno, Michelle Vargo, Richard (Bonnie) McDade, Karen McDade Dozzi, Patty McDade, Greg McDade, Ken McDade and Kathy (Mark) Walcutt; also survived by many cousins. Friends were received in SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES LTD./ROTH CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills, where a blessing service was held. The family requests no flowers be sent.
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McFadden Sr., Frank A. 80

  • Valencia
  • Born: 1934-10-30
  • Died: 2014-11-20
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  • Frank Arthur "Mac" McFadden Sr., 80, of Valencia, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at UPMC Passavant in Pittsburgh. Born Oct. 30, 1934, and raised in Marlinton, W.Va., he was retired from a career as a barber. A veteran of the Army, he was married for 59 years to Carol Sweetland McFadden. He is survived by his wife, Carol; three sons, Mark (Maria), of Denver, Colo., Frank Jr. (Mary), of Virginia Beach, Va., and Brett (Sophia), of Waco, Texas; and five grandchildren, Dawson, Isaiah, Sofia, Grace and Aaron. He was predeceased by two sons, Wade and Christopher. He is also survived by three brothers, Al, Ed and Tom; and one sister, Corenia Jordan. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at CrossWays Church, 109 Davis Road (off Route 228), Valencia, PA 16059. Viewing and visitation from 1 to 3p.m., followed by the funeral service at 4 p.m. Burial will be at VA Cemetery in Bridgeville late Monday morning (TBA).
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McGuire, Karen A. 65

  • Gibsonia
  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Karen A. (McKalloff) McGuire, 65, of Gibsonia, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas R. McGuire; loving mother of Bree M. McGuire; stepmother of Michael McGuire and Lynne Rynkiewicz; dear sister of Elaine Pater and Annette Ritter; grandmother of Eamon McGuire and Eli Rynkiewicz. A beloved wife, mother and friend who befriended and helped so many, Karen was a reservations agent for US Airways for more than 25 years and was a longtime volunteer with the annual Pine-Richland High School Musical. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Family Hospice, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243; or Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, P.O. Box 62885, Baltimore, MD 21264. Services entrusted to SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Please offer condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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McKinney, Monajean 95

  • Brackenridge
  • Born: 1919-05-18
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Cicholski-Zidek, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Monajean "Monie" McKinney, 95, of Brackenridge, passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Shelbourne Personal Care in Penn Township. She was born May 18, 1919, in West Tarentum, the daughter of the late James and Maude Cordier Finley. Monajean lived in Brackenridge all her married life and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Natrona Heights Presbyterian Church in Natrona Heights. She enjoyed bowling, card parties, bingo, entertaining and spending time with her late husband and family at their camp in Tidioute. Monajean loved to cook and bake and was best known for her loving heart and devotion to her family. She is survived by her two sons, Robert (Marian) McKinney, of Lyons, Ga., and Jack McKinnery, of Lower Burrell; six grandchildren, Raymond (Lisa) McKinney, Deborah (Allen) Carr Jr., Leanne (Dan) Nesmith, Candy (Troy) Smith, Terriann (Robert) Duffy and Kimberly (Todd) Trofimuk; 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Alfred L. McKinney, on Feb. 11, 2004; her son, Kenneth McKinney; granddaughter, Cindy Hoffman; and by her brother, James B. Finley. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights, where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Officiating will be her pastor, the Rev. R. Cameron Malcolm IV. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. To send an online condolence, please visit http://www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.
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McMullan, Robert J. 61

  • Bethel Park
  • Born: 1953-02-18
  • Died: 2014-11-16
  • Funeral Home: Henney, Bethel Park | Get Directions
  • Robert John McMullan, 61, of Bethel Park, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, surrounded by family. Bob, as he was known by his family and friends, was born Feb. 18, 1953, in Bethel Park. He was preceded in death by his mother, Wilhelmina; father, Stewart; sister, Kathy; his best friend and brother, David; as well as his beloved uncle, Walter Monning. Bob graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and worked for many years as a mechanical engineer at Wheelabrator-Frye Pittsburgh, where he made many lifelong friends. He had a fond love of animals and spent his weekends walking dogs at Angel Ridge Animal Rescue helping place countless rescues with loving families. Bob rooted for his hometown team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, for all of his 61 years, and treasured spending time in the company of his "Steeler Family" with whom he enjoyed many games. He is survived by a sister, Mary McMullan and her children, Eva, Daniel, Joshua and Emma; brother, Stewart McMullan, of Minnesota, and his children, Stewart (Denise), Heidi (Todd) Westby, Daniel, Patrick (Leah) and Molly (Jeff) Wellens; sister-in-law, Denise McMullan and her children, Dominick (Stephi), Kelly (Nathaniel) Newsted, Ryan and Christopher; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. Bob was known for his extraordinary kindness and love for his family. His loss leaves an unfillable void in all of our lives. Bob will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at PAUL L HENNEY MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 5570 Library Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102. A memorial Mass will be offered at noon Saturday at St. Valentine's Church. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Angel Ridge Animal Rescue, 390 Old Hickory Ridge Road, Meadowlands, PA 15347, a cause that he cared about deeply. http://www.henneyfuneralhome.com.
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McMullan, Robert J. 61

  • Bethel Park
  • Born: 1953-02-18
  • Died: 2014-11-16
  • Funeral Home: Henney, Bethel Park | Get Directions
  • Robert John McMullan, 61, of Bethel Park, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, surrounded by family. Bob, as he was known by his family and friends, was born Feb. 18, 1953, in Bethel Park. He was preceded in death by his mother, Wilhelmina; father, Stewart; sister, Kathy; his best friend and brother, David; as well as his beloved uncle, Walter Monning. Bob graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and worked for many years as a mechanical engineer at Wheelabrator-Frye Pittsburgh, where he made many lifelong friends. He had a fond love of animals and spent his weekends walking dogs at Angel Ridge Animal Rescue, helping place countless rescues with loving families. Bob rooted for his hometown team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, for all of his 61 years and treasured spending time in the company of his "Steelers Family," with whom he enjoyed many games. He is survived by a sister, Mary McMullan; her children, Eva, Daniel, Joshua and Emma; brother, Stewart McMullan, of Minnesota; his children, Stewart (Denise), Heidi (Todd) Westby, Daniel, Patrick (Leah) and Molly (Jeff) Wellens; sister-in-law, Denise McMullan; and her children, Dominick (Stephi), Kelly (Nathaniel) Newsted, Ryan and Christopher; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. Bob was known for his extraordinary kindness and love for his family. His loss leaves an unfillable void in all of our lives. Bob will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Friends will be received at from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at PAUL L. HENNEY MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 5570 Library Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102. A memorial Mass will be offered at noon Saturday in St. Valentine Church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Angel Ridge Animal Rescue, 390 Old Hickory Ridge Road, Meadowlands, PA 15347, a cause that he cared about deeply.
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Mikszan, Russell J. 88

  • Hampton Township
  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Russell J. Mikszan, 88, of Hampton Township, formerly of Lawrenceville, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. He was the husband of Helen A. Leo Mikszan; stepfather of Mary Louise Kalisz and Ron Burkarth (Karen); son of the late Joseph and Josephine Bria Mikszan; brother of Anna Mae Newmaster, Donald Mixon, David Mikszan (Kathleen), Carol Flickinger (Don) and the late Mary Lou Biedrzycki and surviving husband, Eugene; grandfather of Ronald and Dillon; also many nieces and nephews. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Middle Road. Please visit us at neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Miller, Joseph A. 75

  • North Side
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Kunsak, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Joseph A. Miller, 75, of the North Side, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. He was the father of Laurie Miller, Joseph Miller-Starr, Christopher Miller-Starr and the late Glen Miller; grandfather of Cassandra Starr, Jaren Wang, Hannah Miller and Kaela Meyers; brother of Rosemary DeBar, Linda, Frank and the late Raymond Richards and Jo-An Melczak; and is also survived by one niece and six nephews. He was outgoing and generous, loved music and especially old movies. There will be no visitation. Services and interment are private. Arrangements are by THOMAS P. KUNSAK FUNERAL HOME INC., 3552 California Ave. at Davis Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
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Moon Jr., Wayne V. 86

  • O'Hara Township
  • Died: 2014-11-15
  • Funeral Home: English, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Wayne V. Moon Jr., 86, a longtime resident of O'Hara Township, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Saxony Health Center in Saxonburg. Rejoice with wife, Doris, and children, Mark and Lorrie, that after seven-and-a-half years of dementia, he is now at peace. Saxony Health Center in Saxonburg cared lovingly for Wayne and his family during those years. After graduating from Mars High School in 1946, Wayne served in the Army in Italy during World War II, after which he attended California State Teachers College (now Cal U), graduating with a degree in industrial arts in 1952 and married Doris Furlong, a California resident. Wayne taught at Penn Hills School District and retired as director of buildings and grounds in 1982. Generous with his time and abilities, Wayne volunteered in church, community and neighbors with his manual skills. Wayne leaves behind his wife, Doris, of Cabot; son, Mark Moon, of New Kensington; and daughter, Lorrie Kasper, of Harmony Township. He was preceded in death by his sister, Ethel Wenrich. Friends were received Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 (which would have been Wayne's 87th birthday), at the ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139. Funeral service and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers please, if desired, donate to Aspinwall Meals on Wheels, 450 Walnut St., Pittsburgh, PA 15238 or Faith United Methodist Church, 261 West Chapel Ridge, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Online condolences may be made to http://www.english-funeral-home.com.
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Myers, Marjorie W. 85

  • Cheswick , Formerly of Scottdale
  • Born: 1929-05-06
  • Died: 2014-11-15
  • Funeral Home: Graft Jacquillard, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Marjorie W. Myers, 85, of Cheswick, formerly of Scottdale, passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Arden Courts Memory Care Community of North Hills. She was born May 6, 1929, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late William Ellsworth and Ella Rose (Taylor) Walter. Marjorie was a graduate of Scottdale High School Class of 1947 and attended Duffs-Iron City College (Duffs Business School) in 1948. She was a member of Cheswick Presbyterian Church, Falls Creek Presbyterian Church and numerous church groups. Prior to her marriage, she worked as a secretary then served as a church organist and choir director at Cheswick Presbyterian Church, Verona United Methodist Church and Falls Creek Presbyterian Church. When she was younger, Marjorie was a member of the Junior Women's Club and also served as a Girl Scout leader. She also belonged to the "Ladies of the Lake" women's group and the "9 Hole Swingers" golf league after retiring with her husband to Treasure Lake in DuBois. During her life, Marjorie participated in numerous bowling leagues, both couples and women's. She enjoyed golf, bowling, quilting, gardening, birding and cross-country skiing. In addition to her parents, Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Earl E. Myers; and two brothers, Bill and Bob Walter. Marjorie had a great sense of humor which, even as her illness progressed, she continued to share with her family and her caregivers. She loved her family and will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by four daughters, Cathy (John) Renkiewicz, Connie (Clarke) Ewart, Sandy (Dion) Costello and Becky (Larry) Frauen; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Family and friends will be received from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 485 Wesley Chapel Road, Scottdale, where her funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Larry Ruby officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at http://www.alz.org. For online condolences and information, please visit http://www.gjfuneral.com.
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Nicoletti, Barbara J. 79

  • Sewickley
  • Died: 2014-11-14
  • Funeral Home: Cole, Sewickley | Get Directions
  • Barbara Jean (Clamer) Nicoletti, 79, of Sewickley, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, after a long illness. She was the wife of the late George A. Nicoletti Jr. (2002); mother of George A. (Carol) Nicoletti III, of Baden, Gregory S. (Lisa) Nicoletti, of Ambridge, Audrey Jean Nicoletti, of Monaca, and Frank A. (Kimberly) Nicoletti, of Sewickley; grandmother of six; and sister of Cherrie Ganier, of Beaver Falls. Barbara was preceded in death by her siblings, Marge Goss, Mary Zawa, William Hood Clarner, Frank (Son) Clarner and Frederick Clarner. Friends were received Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in THE RICHARD D. COLE FUNERAL HOME INC., 328 Beaver St., Sewickley, PA 15143, where services were held Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Internment followed in Sewickley Cemetery.
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Noble, Dorothy J. 60

  • Turtle Creek
  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Dorothy J. "Cissy" (Berger) Noble, 60, of Turtle Creek, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. She was the beloved wife for 10 years of James R. Noble; loving mother of Thomas Thompson, of South Carolina, and Danielle (Eric) Suprak, of Wilkins Township; proud "Nunny" of Stephanie, Tommy and Raven Thompson, Austin, Nicole, Dylan and Andrew Suprak; great-grandmother of Faith; sister of Barbara (Tony) Kostandinu, of Florida, Joey (Shelly) Berger, of Turtle Creek, Bobbi Vaccaro, of Forest Hills, Kathy (Jim) Parsons, of Glassport, Peggy (George) Snow, of Forest Hills, Kenny Berger, of Forest Hills, Laura Donofrio, of North Braddock, and Robbie (Cheryl) Berger, of Florida; sister-in-law of Lisa (Dave) Goldberg, Stephanie (Jack) Feczko and Diane Shriver; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, TURTLE CREEK/MONROEVILLE CHAPEL, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James Street, Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350, where a funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday. Memorial donations may be made to Danielle Suprak, c/o 700 Linden Ave., East Pittsburgh, PA 15112. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Noll, John E. 87

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-11-11
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • John E. Noll, 87, of Monroeville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 61 years to Nancy J. (Harris) Noll; father of Lisa Arnold and John R. Noll (Cindy Seanor); grandfather of Jessica Noll, Chris Noll and Amanda Noll Smith; great-grandfather of six; and the son the late Edward P. and Lena (Peters) Noll. John was a Korean War veteran, having served with the Army, and a retired chemist with the R.J. Lee Group. Friends were received from Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike, 412-372-2100. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the American Heart Association, Four Gateway Center, 444 Liberty Ave., Suite 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1207, will be greatly appreciated. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Paradise, Faith W. 76

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1938-09-25
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Faith W. Paradise, 76, of McKeesport, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. She was born Sept. 25, 1938, in West Newton, the daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Peters Matthews. She is survived by her husband, Henry; children, Paula Paradise, of McKeesport, Becky (Tom) Poremba, of Mt. Gretna, Pa., and Michael (Meghan) Paradise, of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren, Krista, Shawn, Anthony, Taite and Jax; great-grandchildren, Rosa and Jamar; and brother, Paul (Karen) Matthews, of Pittsburgh. Friends will be received from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Services will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.
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Pascoe, Kathryn J. 94

  • Jefferson HIlls
  • Born: 1920-01-18
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Kathryn J. (Kaspary) Pascoe, 94, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Baldwin, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Jefferson Hills Manor. Born Jan. 18, 1920, in Clairton, she was the daughter of the late Jacob W. and Sarah Belle (Ferree) Kaspary. She was a 1937 graduate of Clairton High School and enjoyed homemaking, cooking and baking. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur J. Pascoe, who passed away in 1974; brother, Harold J. Kaspary; and twin sister, Mary Belle McGowan. She is survived by a son, Harold (Faith Ann) Pascoe, of Jefferson Hills; daughter, Wanda Fay (Steven) Bucher, of Dexter, Mich.; four grandchildren, Douglas A. (Jennifer) Pascoe, Dena B. Conrad, Brian (Heather) Bucher and Jason Bucher; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. William Heaton officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Memorial contributions are suggested to Agape Outreach, P.O. Box 8183, Canton, OH 44711, agapeoutreach.org. The family would like to thank Jefferson Hills Manor and Horizon Hospice for all the special care they provided Kathryn. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Pasquale, Colleen M. 42

  • Dormont
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Colleen M. (Erny) Pasquale, 42, of Dormont, died peacefully at home Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Angelo E. Pasquale; devoted mother of Mia and Salvatore Pasquale; loving daughter of Dick and Gerry Erny; daughter-in-law of Salvatore and Christine Pasquale; sister of twin brother, Michael Erny, Christine Mamone and Mark Erny; granddaughter of Rose Savchak; and is also survived by brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Colleen was a guidance counselor at Jefferson Middle School in the Mt. Lebanon School District for many years. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Bernard Church. Entombment will follow in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Bernard School, 315 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Reichert, Alberta S. 77

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Green, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Alberta S. (May) Reichert, 77, of Munhall, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Reichert; loving mother of Linda (Phil) Mariani, Robert (Kathleen) Reichert, John (Diane) Reichert, James (Karen) Reichert, Richard (Karen) Reichert and Debra (Jon) Curran; grandmother of 14; great-grandmother of four; and sister of Catherine Septak and the late Michael and Carl May. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall, 412-461-6394. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Maximilian Kolbe Roman Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chordoma Foundation, PO Box 2127, Durham, NC 27702.
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Rutledge, William G. 92

  • Glenshaw
  • Born: 1922-11-15
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Rev. William G. Rutledge, 92, of Glenshaw, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Vincentian Home. He was a priest for the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Born Nov. 15, 1922, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late James Albert and Hilda (Luther) Rutledge. He was also preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and parishioners. Born and raised on the North Side of Pittsburgh, Father Rutledge graduated from St. Vincent Seminary earned his Bachelor of Arts in 1950 and Master of Arts in 1953 and was ordained to priestly ministry, May 30, 1953. He served as parochial vicar of St. Philip Church, Crafton, from 1953 to 1958; parochial vicar of St. Henry Church, South Side, from 1958 to 1963; parochial vicar of Annunciation Church, North Side and chaplain of North View Heights, from 1963 to 1968; pastor of St. Brendan Church and St. Joseph Parish, Braddock, from 1968 to 1985; and pastor of St. Aloysius Church, Reserve Township, from 1985 until retirement in 2002. During his years at St. Aloysius, the Rev. Rutledge was a counselor at St. Francis Hospital helping countless young people. During retirement, the Rev. Rutledge lived in residence at St. Mary Church, Glenshaw, where he assisted with pastoral ministry. Family will welcome friends 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229. Additional visitation will be held noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 2510 Middle Road, Glenshaw, PA 15116. Translation vesper service will immediately follow visitation at 4:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Mary of the Assumption Church by Bishop David A. Zubik. Interment will be held in Christ Our Redeemer, North Side Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Please offer condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Scherer, Diana

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Diana (Delach) Scherer, of Ross Township, died peacefully Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. She was the wife of the late William J. Scherer; loving mother of William H. Cherer, Laurie A. Uhler (Paul), John J. Scherer (Zoe) and Terri L. Marciniak; sister of the late Albert Delach and Elsie Carlin; and grandmother of Sara, Billy, Courtney (Keane), Annie, Allison, Samuel, Kendall, Jacob, Emma, Luke, Isabel and Rachel. There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Sebastian Church. Everyone please meet at church. Arrangements are by DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC.
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Schmucker, Shirley A. 78

  • Mt. Troy
  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: Hughes, Troy Hill | Get Directions
  • Shirley A. (Mann) Schmucker, 78, of Mt. Troy, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Thomas E. Schmucker; dear sister of the late William T. Mann and Betty Jane Klein; loving aunt of Bill Mann, Lori Jockel and Wendy Shipman; also survived by great-nieces and nephews. She was a daughter of the late William and Viola (Hahn) Mann. Family to receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday only at the HUGHES FUNERAL HOME, 1501 Lowrie St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (Troy Hill). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Most Holy Name Church, Troy Hill, with the Rev. James R. Orr officiating. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ross Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
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Sterling, Cathy L. 61

  • North Hills
  • Born: 1953-07-20
  • Died: 2014-11-06
  • Funeral Home: Glenn-Kildoo, Zelienople | Get Directions
  • Cathy Lee (Trostle) Sterling has risen to be received in the next life Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. She was born July 20, 1953, to surviving parents John W. (Jack) and Ethel Marie (Paha) Trostle, of McCandles Township, and raised in Pittsburgh's North Hills. She and her older sister Carol both graduated from Purdue University and married their college sweethearts. Cathy married Greg Sterling in 1976, and together raised three children, Kelsey Marie, Bryan Gregory and Kaitlin Christine Sterling. Kelsey married Ryan Onder and blessed Cathy with two beautiful grandchildren, Kaylee Marie and Mariah Elizabeth. All were at Cathy's side when she left this life, including her sister Carol, with her husband, Stephen Mader, and their daughter, Allison. Cathy's passions were her children and her grandchildren's activities, gardening and flowers, and her work with the University of Pittsburgh's research of Alzheimer's, and other senilities. We miss her so much. Memorial Contributions may be made in Cathy's honor to the Mario Lemieux Foundation to cure cancer, 816 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412-281-3466). Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Cathy's family at http://www.glennkildoofuneralhome.com.
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Subak, Charles J.

  • Swissvale
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Charles J. "Chuck" Subak, of Swissvale, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. He was a son of the late Edward J. Subak Sr. and Frances Mary May Subak; and dear brother of Edward J. Subak Jr. and his wife, Marta, of Old Mystic, Conn. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday only at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial at noon Friday in the Word of God Church. http://www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Szurszewski, Edward J. 91

  • Glenshaw
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Edward J. Szurszewski, 91, of Glenshaw, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. He was the husband of Shirley J.; father of Charles Szurszewski and Mary Eileen Hannan, Noreen Pope, Beverly Donaldson and Karen Combs; also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; and brother of Regina Ambrose. There will be no public visitation. A celebration of his life will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at his home. Please visit us at neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Testa, Marina C. 99

  • Mt. Washington
  • Died: 2014-11-16
  • Funeral Home: Brusco-Falvo, Mt. Washington | Get Directions
  • Marina C. "Mary" Testa, of Mt. Washington, 11 days shy of her 100th birthday, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent "Jimmy" Testa; loving mother of James (Mary Jane), Joseph (Peggy), Robert (Donna) Testa, Marina C. (Edward) Alton and the late Raymond Testa; mother-in-law of Betty Testa and the late Mary Frances "Sue" Testa; and sister of Viola Chaffon and the late Anna Decanini and Marino Cilia. Surviving are 23 grandchildren and 61 great-children. She was preceded in death by great-grandchildren, Hope Maria Kusajtys and Marcus Raymond Testa. She also is survived by loving family and friends. Visitations from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the BRUSCO-FALVO FUNERAL HOME INC., 214 Virginia Ave., Mt. Washington (412-381-2323). Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Mary of the Mount Church. The family suggests contributions to St. Mary of the Mount "Keep the Light Shining" Capital Campaign, 403 Grandview Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15211. http://www.bruscofalvo.com.
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Vinski, Margaret E. 92

  • Millvale
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Margaret E. (Coyne) Vinski, 92, of Millvale, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Mark J. Vinski; loving mother of Mark (Lorraine) Vinski, of Ohio Township, John (Diana) Vinski, of Ross Township, and Albert (Cynthia) Vinski, of Apollo; sister of the late Dolores Ennis and Rosemary Kasicky; and grandmother of John Huffman, Karen Reffner and John Vinski. She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren. Blessing service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Allegheny County Memorial Park. Arrangements by SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., 388 Center Ave., West View 15229. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Warfel, John Jack H.

  • Wexford
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Thoma, Wexford | Get Directions
  • John H. "Jack" Warfel, of Wexford, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. He was the loving husband of Rae E.; dear father of Cindy Achenbach and John H. Warfel Jr.; grandfather of Grace Madeline; brother of Donald Warfel. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at GEORGE A. THOMA FUNERAL HOME INC., 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday.
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Werder, William 87

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Zalewski, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • William Werder, 87, of Pittsburgh, died peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. He was the husband of the late Marlene (Szeszko) Werder and Mary Carol (Funk) Werder; father of Paul (Yasmin) Werder, Lisa (Terry) Brown, Mary Beth Lucius and Eric and Mark (Carol) Werder; grandfather of Aaron Lucius, Gretchen McDaniel, Jonathan, Nathan and Mackenzie Brown, Philip, Melissa, Nichole and Caitlin Werder and Justin and Amber Quast; and two great-grandchildren. He was the son of the late Vincent C. and Helen (Devlin) Werder; brother of Francis, of Kansas, Raymond, of Michigan, Ruth Ferraro, of Texas, Margaret Belsterling, of Alabama, and the late Vincent, Helen Cannon, Lawrence, John and James Werder. William retired from the Catholic Cemeteries Association, where he served as superintendent of St. Mary and St. Stanislaus Cemeteries. William was very proud to have served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 216 44th St., Lawrenceville. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of the Angels Parish, St. Augustine Church.
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Williams, Ralph K. 72

  • Fawn Township
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Ralph K. Williams, 72, of Fawn Township, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Survivors include his wife, Sandra S. (Bragg) Williams; and a brother and sister. Services will be private. Arrangements by DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526. Visit http://www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Willison, Robert M. 94

  • O'Hara Township
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Weddell-Ajak, Aspinwall | Get Directions
  • Robert M. Willison, 94, of O'Hara Township, died peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, with family at his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Betty (Hyson) Willison; loving father of James (Judy) Willison, of Bethel Park, and Robert (Mary Beth) Willison, of Bloomington, Ind.; cherished grandfather of James R. (Lynn) Willison III, Jennie (Roger) Zioncheck and Karin Willison; and great-grandfather of Sarah, Russell and Ella Willison. Robert Enlisted in the Navy upon Allegheny College graduation in 1942. He retired from the Navy Reserves after 20 years. He met Betty and had a whirlwind World War II courtship. They had 60 loving years together. He was vice-president of Mellon Bank, past president of Society of Residential Appraisers and was a longtime member of O'Hara Township Zoning and Pension Boards. He was an avid bridge player and model train and car enthusiast. Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at the WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, 100 Center Ave., Aspinwall. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Road. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions to Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 or to Meals on Wheels, 450 Walnut St., Pittsburgh, PA 15238.
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Wilson, John L. 101

  • West Mifflin
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Teichart-Gracan, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • John L. Wilson, 101, of West Mifflin, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. He was a son of the late Matthew and Isabella (Wardrop) Wilson. He was the husband of Lois (Furlong) Wilson. He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl D. Wilson, of West Mifflin; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews. John was a life member of Duquesne Presbyterian Church, where he served as a trustee and elder, as his father before served as an elder. John was very closely involved with the Masonic and Shrine organizations. He was a member of the Duquesne-McKeesport Lodge 731, where he was the oldest living past master four times: Gorgas Lodge of Perfection, Scottish Rite of Pittsburgh, Syria Shrine of Cheswick, Syria Legion of Honor and Legion Drum and Bugle Corps and Dravosburg American Legion. He proudly served his country during World War II with the 84th Chemical Motor Division and the European Campaign, receiving the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars, World War II Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Friends will be received from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at TEICHART-GRACAN FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Duquesne, at which time a funeral service will be held, with the Rev. Judy Slater officiating. Entombment will be following in Jefferson Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Syria Shrine Children's Hospital, c/o Syria Shrine, 1877 Shriners Way, Cheswick, PA 15024.
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Wislie Jr., Joseph P. 97

  • Creighton
  • Born: 1917-07-24
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Ajak, Creighton | Get Directions
  • Joseph P. Wislie Jr., 97, a lifelong resident of Creighton, East Deer Township, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. He was born July 24, 1917, in Creighton, son of the late Joseph P. Wislie Sr. and Rosie (Bodnar) Wislie. Joe worked at Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., Creighton, for 17 years, and as a craneman at Pullman-Standard, Butler, for 17 years, retiring in 1982. He was a World War II Army Air Forces veteran who served in the Pacific Theater. His major duty was the skipper of an emergency rescue boat. He was a sergeant and was awarded a Rescue Star on the bow of his boat, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon, and Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Creighton, Brackenridge American Legion Post 226, and the William Penn Hungarian Branch 296, Springdale. Joe was an avid outdoorsman who liked to hunt and fish at his Hunting Camp Compound 28 Westline in McKean County with his sons, grandsons, close relatives, and friends. He had much joy spending time with his beloved wife, Mickey, devoted children, grandchildren, family, and friends. His niece, Mary Dee Herstek, and his nephews, Tony Taliani and Louis Wislie, and a special boy in his life, Logan Lindenmuth, were also very close to him. He will be sadly and greatly missed by all. Survivors include a daughter, Angela RW Misera, of Creighton; sons, Gary J. (Janee) Wislie, of Natrona Heights, and Robert A. (JoAnne) Wislie, of Natrona Heights; grandsons, Justin Misera, of Cheswick, and Jonathan (Becky) Wislie, of Bridgeville; granddaughters, Megan (John) Lowry, of Lower Burrell, Lindsey Wislie, of Natrona Heights, Allison Wislie, of Morgantown, W.Va., and Julie Wislie, of Pittsburgh; a great-granddaughter, Maria Grace Lowry; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and abundant special friends. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Angelina (Taliani) Wislie; his wife, Madeline "Mickey" (Santucci) Wislie, of 60 years, who passed away Oct. 1, 2007; two brothers, Louis Wislie and Paul Wislie; two sisters, Mary Wesolowski and Julia Dolansky; and his beloved in-laws, Alexandro "Alex" and Leona (Taliani) Santucci. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday in the PAUL R. AJAK FUNERAL HOME INC., 921 Freeport Road, Creighton, where parting prayers will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 787 Freeport Road, Creighton, with the Rev. Aaron J. Kriss and the Rev. Miroslaw Stelmaszczyk concelebrating. Burial with military honors will follow in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joe's name may be made to the East Deer Volunteer Hose Company and Ambulance Service, 927 Freeport Road, Creighton, PA 15030.
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Yockey III, Byron Jack 63

  • Plum
  • Born: 1951-10-23
  • Died: 2014-11-09
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Byron "Jack" Yockey III, of Plum, passed from this life Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born Oct. 23, 1951, Jack spent his last days in Family Hospice surrounded by the love of his family and friends. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 33 years, Valerie; his son, Rory (Jess); his 8-month-old grandson, Bodhi Yockey; his daughter, Valecia (Daryl); and his beloved dogs, Conan and Diego. He had a degree in mechanical design and worked for years designing steel mills in the tri-state area. He spent his later years as a HUD housing inspector. He was to many the Serpico of ACHA. His motto was, "If you are attempting to bribe me, lie to me, or take advantage, you better have 1 800 HELP ME JESUS saved in your cell phone." Tenants living in substandard conditions and neighborhoods suffering from housing eyesores could count on him to make it right. He was hated by some but revered by most and he was proud of his work. While ferociously battling the cancer that took his life, he stated, with a smile, that he would enjoy haunting those that attempted in vain to vilify his career. A fiercely supportive and loving husband, father and grandfather, Jack had a lot to be proud of and would happily tell those curious enough to inquire. He was an avid bass fisherman, a love instilled in him by his beloved grandfather, Carl Fester, a Pittsburgh sports fan, car fancier and builder, Mr. Fix It, democrat, and above all else, family super fan. He encouraged diversity in all facets of life and instilled confidence in all those he loved. He was the foundation for an unparalleled support structure; a real salt-of-the-earth, shirt-off-his-back, don't-cross-me-or-you'll-regret-it kind of guy. He walked his "Daddy's Girl" Valecia down the aisle last year and was there for the birth of Pap Pap's baby Bodhi in March. The world is a little less bright without him in it, but his family will carry his memory and spread his wisdom so his impact will never be forgotten. Arrangements were private and gatherings in his memory will be ongoing. Arrangements entrusted to SOXMAN FUNERAL HOME LTD. Donations in Jack's memory can be made to Hellobully.org (Positive pittbull awareness, adoptions), chris4life.org (colon cancer foundation) and nature.org (protecting nature in the Keystone State).
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Zell, Katherine M. 91

  • White Oak
  • Born: 1923-02-02
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Jordan, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Katherine M. Zell, 91, of White Oak, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. She was born Feb. 2, 1923, in McKeesport, and was a daughter of the late George and Freda (Pusch) Zell. She is survived by her brother, Louis (Theresa) Zell, of White Oak; best friend, Emma Jane Pattison, of White Oak; and many nieces and nephews. Katherine was preceded in death by her brother, Lawrence Zell; and sister, Elizabeth Hall. She was a graduate of The University of Pittsburgh with a degree in business administration. Katherine retired in 1984 as the vice president and manager of the former Equibank, White Oak branch, making her the first woman in Pennsylvania to hold this position. She also was the former vice president of the Western PA Bank, Great Valley and Eastland Branches. Katherine is a member of Faith Lutheran Church in White Oak, where she was the former treasurer and a member of the Order of the Easter Star in Clairton. Katherine was a former board member of the White Oak Sanitation Department and Altrusa International. Family and friends will be received from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the JENNIFER S. JORDAN FUNERAL HOME INC., White Oak. Funeral service will be held at 11 p.m. Monday at Faith Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Michael Ryan officiating. Interment will follow in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery. At Katherine's request, please do not send flowers but rather make a memorial contribution to Faith Lutheran Church, 1656 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. Condolences may be made at http://www.jenniferjordanfuneralhome.com.
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Westmoreland County

Austin, Elinor J. 88

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1926-03-31
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Elinor Jean Austin, 88, a resident of Jeannette for 80 years, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Emeritus in Latrobe. She was born March 31, 1926, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Kenneth B. and Elsie Louise Russell Everett. After graduating from Duffs Business Institute, she worked as an executive secretary at Old Republic Insurance. Elinor was known for her cooking, baking, her cheery smile and bright personality. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Eugene Edward Austin; and a brother, Kenneth R. Everett. She is survived by a son, Roger Austin and his wife, Amy, of Greensburg; a daughter, Donna Impink and her husband, Keith, of Greensburg; a grandson, Gregory Impink and his wife, Rachelle, of Mountville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the time of service at noon Saturday in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette. Interment will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery, Irwin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westmoreland County Food Bank, 100 Devonshire Drive, Delmont, PA 15626. Elinor's family would like to thank Emeritus and Heartland Hospice for their compassionate care and support. To send online condolences, visit http://www.mason-gelder.com.
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Baird, Walter Butch T. 72

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1941-12-21
  • Died: 2014-11-13
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Walter T. "Butch" Baird, 72, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Dec. 21, 1941, in McKeesport, a son of the late Walter P. Baird and Mary M. (Fischer) Baird. Prior to his retirement, he was a welder for Penn State Tool and Die and was also employed by Westinghouse of Trafford and East Pittsburgh. He was a member and usher of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, in North Huntingdon. Walter was a graduate of Norwin High School, Class of 1959 and an Air Force veteran. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Marianne (Baird) Lewis Bercaw and Bonita (Baird) Brown. Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Patricia (Crabill) Baird; children, W. Michael Baird, of Long Island, N.Y., Andrew A. Baird and his wife, Cynthia, of Upper St. Clair, and Susannah (Baird) Mihalov and her husband, Michael, of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Shelby, Emily and Lillian Baird, Jacob and Joseph Baird, Kylie and Michael Mihalov; a brother, Mark Baird and his wife, Lori, of North Huntingdon; special nieces and nephews, Allison (Baird) Bechtold and her husband, T.J., Jonathan Baird and his wife, Missy, Ryan Baird and his wife, Sara, and Benjamin Baird; as well as several other nieces and nephews. Friends were received this past Sunday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated this past Monday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers family suggests contributions be made to Autism Speaks, 8035 McKnight Road, Suite 302, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Bogonovich, Vera 87

  • Formerly of Level Green
  • Born: 1927-09-07
  • Died: 2014-11-14
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Vera Bogonovich, 87, formerly of Level Green, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Tomball, Texas. She was born Sept. 7, 1927, in Ginter, a daughter of the late Arthur and Eleanor (Minto) North. Vera was a traditional homemaker and worked in sales to open the new Kaufmann's in Monroeville in 1960. She always had a zest for life and loved all of her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Bogonovich. She is survived by her daughter, Michele (Bogonovich) Metz and their children, Jerrod, Brennan and Dane (Jessica); her son, Michael (Kathleen) Bogonovich and their children, Mark E. and Leslie Ann Bogonovich, Theresa (Michael), Angela and Kimberly; and great-grandchildren, Molly, Nicolas and Owen. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Nate Patnode officiating. Interment will follow at Irwin Union Cemetery. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Bryan, Jamie L. 33

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1981-03-14
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Barthels, Smithton | Get Directions
  • Jamie L. Bryan, 33, of West Newton, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at the home of her mother. She was born March 14, 1981, in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of John G. and Joanne Bryan Harris, of Smithton. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, John and Irene Harris; and her maternal grandparents, Joseph and Marie Bryan. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her son, Elijah Leach, and the following siblings, Virgle Harris, of Albion, Sabrian (Claude) Fisher, of Youngstown, Ohio, John Harris and Tommy Harris, of West Mifflin, Sonny Harris and Charles (Robin), of Pittsburgh, Rhonda Rochelle, of McKeesport, and Autumn Weigle, Trinity Harris and Jean Harris. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the L.L. BARTHELS FUNERAL HOME INC., 2nd St., Smithton. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Olive Branch Cemetery, Rostraver Township.
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Bucciarelli, Frances L. 65

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1948-12-02
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Frances L. Bucciarelli, 65, of Greensburg, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Fran was born Dec. 2, 1948, daughter of the late August and Margaret (Angelicchio) Bucciarelli. Fran graduated from Greensburg Central Catholic in 1966 and Seton Hill College in 1970, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and elementary education. Fran continued her graduate work at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she earned a master's degree in counseling and a certificate of advanced studies in school psychology. While attending Seton Hill College, Fran began her elementary teaching career as an intern teacher at Immaculate Conception School in Irwin. Fran taught for the Diocese of Greensburg at St. Bruno's and St. Paul's for four years. Upon receipt of her degree in counseling, Fran began working with the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit in elementary counseling and then in gifted education, assigned to the Norwin School District. In 1985, Fran became a school psychologist at Norwin School District where she served its children until her retirement in 2006. Fran loved children and dedicated her life to making a difference in their lives and the lives of those children's parents. She loved learning new things. Technology was always "her friends," and she shared her expertise with anyone who expressed a need for help. Fran was a born problem solver, creative thinker, and lifelong learner. She had a passion for justice and her compassion touched the lives of her family and friends. She will be greatly missed. Frances is survived by her aunt, Theresa Ereditario, of Jeannette; and uncles, Clo Angelicchio, of Greensburg, and Charles Bucciarelli, of Latrobe; as well as cousins, Denny and Doreen Angelicchio, of Greensburg, and Debbie (Angelicchio) and Ron Jackson, of North Huntingdon, Al and Kiki Angelicchio, David and Sue Angelicchio, Donna (Angelicchio) and Scott Breegle, all of Greensburg, Paul Ereditaro and Monica (Ereditario) and Tom School, of Greensburg, Carol (Bucciarelli) Halfert, Mary Lou (Bucciarelli) and Joe Chessarino, Charles Bucciarelli Jr., Nelson and Camille Weimer, John and Kathy Weimer, Harry Weimer, Mary Ann Gilligan, Tom Gilligan and Tina Gilligan, all of Latrobe; numerous second cousins and friends; her adopted family, Diane and Melissa Wiley; and "her little boy," Teddy. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. Prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Paul Parish, Greensburg. Interment will follow in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Frances Bucciarelli '70 Endowed Scholarship Fund at Seton Hill University, Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601-1599.
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Campbell, Elaine M. 54

  • Trafford
  • Born: 1960-05-15
  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Elaine M. Sullivan Campbell, 54, of Trafford, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at her home. She was born May 15, 1960, in McKeesport, a daughter of Joan Caldwell Sullivan Lindsay and fiance, Paul Richardson, of Herminie, and the late David G. Sullivan and stepmother, Judith Sullivan. Elaine was a 1979 graduate of Norwin High School. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, George C. Lindsay; a brother, David Sullivan; and her fiance, David Nickle. In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Crystal Campbell; a granddaughter; a sister, Robin Wisenbarger and husband, Chester, of Ohio; several nieces and nephews; a special friend, Kenneth Jackson, of Trafford; dear friend, Nicky; and her mom's dog, Pugs. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:45 p.m. Friday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin, where a prayer service will take place at 7:45 p.m. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Cassette, Alexander 89

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1925-04-24
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Alexander "Sonny" Cassette, 89, of Jeannette, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in the Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. He was born April 24, 1925, in Jeannette, a son of the late Angelo and Angeline DiMartino Cassette. Prior to his retirement, Sonny was a truck driver for the ANR Trucking Co. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the Army Air Corps. Sonny was a member of the Ascension Church, the Teamsters Local No. 30, American Legion Post No. 344, the VFW Post No. 8240 and the Jeannette Italian Club, all of Jeannette. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Albert Cassette; and two sisters, Marie Paulone and Antonette Elias. He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Donald Paulone (Judy), of Jeannette, Albert Cassette (Carmella), of Greensburg, Kathy Garrick (John), of Jeannette, Becky Itle (Gary), of Florida, Dan Paulone (Patrice), of Greensburg, Rachele Paulone (Don Rainville), of Wexford, Marian Scully (Tim), of Falls Church, Va., and Anthony Cassette (Sharon), of Chantilly Va.; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. As per Sonny's wishes, there will be no public visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass to be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday in the Ascension Church, 615 Division St., Jeannette, with Father Paul A. Lisik as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hempfield Township.
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Dillon, Mary Jane 83

  • Derry Township
  • Born: 1931-08-28
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: McCabe, Derry | Get Directions
  • Mary Jane Hunter Dillon, 83, of Derry Township, went to be with her beloved husband of 52 years on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in UPMC East. She was born Aug. 28, 1931, in Derry Township, a daughter of the late John R. and Naomi E. Baltozer Hunter. A member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Derry, Mary Jane was a graduate of Derry Township High School and a 1952 graduate of the Shadyside Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered respiratory therapist and department head at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Detroit where started the WIN program to educate women on welfare on how to become respiratory techs. She taught at the University of Detroit where she started a program for Bachelor Degree of Science students to become respiratory therapists. After starting her own Durable Medical Equipment Company, she opened a medical retail store in Plymouth, Mich. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Denton Dillon; and her brother, Luther Hunter. Mary Jane is survived by her son, Jeffrey Merrill Dillon (Debbie); her two daughters, Diana Elizabeth Dillon-Smith (Larry J.) and Faun Kathleen Dillon, all of Derry Township; 10 grandchildren, Justin Dillon, Lettie Joles, J. Daniel Schaar, Hattie Calabrese, Robert Denton Dillon, Hilary Hitte, Brock and Timothy Smith, Chasity Weiers and Justin Jones; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry, where a service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. John D. Tollner officiating. Interment will be private. Online condolences may be made to http://www.mccabefuneralhomes.com.
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Gebadlo, Ann C. 86

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1928-03-28
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Ann C. Gebadlo, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Irwin. She was born March 28, 1928, in Searight, a daughter of the late John and Anna Gabor. Prior to her retirement, Ann was employed at the A and P Grocery Store in the meat department with 25 years of service. She was a member of St. Agnes Church, Markvue Manor Womens' Club and AARP 3221. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis R. Gebadlo; two brothers, John and Daniel; and two sisters, Mary and Sophie. She is survived by her sons, Lawrence W. and his wife, Mary Louise, of West Newton, and Daniel M. Gebadlo and his friend, Anna Winship, of Erie; grandchildren, Mark and Jill Gebadlo, Michael and Kelly Gebadlo, Anne Marie Cataldi and John, Aaron and Danielle Gebadlo, Emily Leroy and Michael and Timothy Gebadlo; 20 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Interment will be in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Agnes Church in memory of Ann. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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George, Margaret 99

  • Washington Township
  • Born: 1915-02-16
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Curran-Shaffer, Apollo | Get Directions
  • Margaret (Raymont) George, 99, of Washington Township, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in West Haven Manor. Born Feb. 16, 1915, in Parks Township, she was the daughter of the late Harry H. Raymont and Gertie B. Kepple. Margaret lived in Washington Township most of her life and had worked for Schenley Distillery for many years. She was a caring and giving person who enjoyed sewing, singing, going to flea markets and an animal lover. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ellsworth "Tootie" George, in 1993; brother, Ralph Raymont; and close friend and neighbor, Ralph Petrilla. She is survived by her close friend, Nancy Petrilla and the girls, Shari and Wendy; and a niece, Pat (Dave) Peters, of Ohio. At Margaret's request, all services will be private, and have been entrusted to the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Gribbin, Kevin T. 69

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1945-04-16
  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: Pantalone, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Kevin T. "Doc" Gribbin, 69, of Greensburg, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 16, 1945, in Greensburg, a son of the late Patrick Hugh and Katherine Troy Gribbin. He graduated from Greensburg Central Catholic High School in 1963. Kevin received a doctorate degree in chiropractic at Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa. He held a private practice in Greensburg for 44 years. Kevin was tremendously gifted in his profession and was very passionate about caring for his patients. Kevin is survived by his former spouse and mother of his children, Kate (Brandt) Gribbin; five children, Kevin Gribbin (Judy), of Gibsonia, Shawn Gribbin (Jill), of Greensburg, Maggie Zoppetti (Gregg), of Latrobe, Tim Gribbin (Alicia), of Youngwood, and Kathleen Kemerer (Robert), of Greensburg; 16 grandchildren, Shane, Kory, Brandt, Timon and Calin Gribbin, Rachel, Beau and Austin Gribbin, Kelsie, Lexie, Micaela and Chayce Zoppetti, Sarah and Molly Gribbin, and Addison and Jacob Kemerer; six siblings, Patrick Gribbin (Jane), of Tampa, Fla., Mary Ann Gaffney, of State College, Daniel Gribbin (Patty), of Seattle, Wash., Timothy Gribbin (Julia), of Doylestown, Rory Gribbin (Maryann), of Sarasota, Fla., and Katie Fodor (Mark), of Greenville, N.C.; and many other loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Kevin from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. Parting prayers will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Church, Greensburg. Burial will be private. Kevin's family has entrusted his care to the Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., Greensburg. To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences, or for directions, please visit us at http://www.pantalone.com. Natale N. Pantalone, supervisor.
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Grkman, Elsie M. 87

  • Yukon
  • Born: 1927-07-08
  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: Beatty-Rich, Madison | Get Directions
  • Elsie M. Grkman, 87, of Yukon, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at the Paramount Senior Living in McMurray. She was born July 8, 1927, in Renton, daughter of the late Valentine and Ella (Terbot) Lazar. She was a member of the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Yukon and was also a past member of the Christian Mothers of Seven Dolors Church. She was a member and longtime recording secretary for the SNPJ Lodge 117 of Yukon. She was also a member of the American Slovenian Polka Foundation. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Joseph M. Grkman Sr., on May 23, 2014. She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Valentine, Albert, William, John and Carl; and a sister, Ann Chew. Surviving are two sons, Joseph M. Grkman Jr. and his wife, Denise, of Venetia, and Steven G. Grkman, of Greensburg; a granddaughter, Lindy Grkman; a grandson, Michael Grkman and his wife, Allison; three great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Luka and Niko. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 1 to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the BEATTY-RICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 136, Madison. Anyone wishing to attend Elsie's funeral Mass is asked to go directly to the Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Yukon, for a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday with Father Jonathan Wisneski as celebrant. Interment will follow in the family plot at West Newton Cemetery.
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Harbert, William R. 86

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1927-11-26
  • Died: 2014-11-14
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • William R. Harbert, 86, of North Huntingdon, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at his home. He was born Nov. 26, 1927, in Braddock, a son of the late Isaac Tillman and Gay (Regar) Harbert. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a machinist by Westinghouse Electric, East Pittsburgh. He was a member of Shidle Lodge 601 F and AM of Irwin and the FOE 1671 of Irwin. William was a World War II veteran, having served in the Navy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Olson Harbert; and a daughter, Darlene Darby, in March of 2014. Surviving are a son, William E. Harbert and wife, Constance, of Mechanicsville, Va.; a son-in-law, Robert C. Darby, of North Apollo; grandchildren, Sarah Lambert and husband, Tim, Todd Harbert and wife, Tyler, Shannon Christoff and husband, Joe, and Sean Darby; and great-grandchildren, Greta, Ainsley, Tripp, Jenna and Luna. Friends were received Sunday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. A graveside service was held Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Lumberport Lions Club Cemetery, Lumberport, W.Va. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Hatlapatka, Irene 55

  • Rostraver Township
  • Born: 1959-10-23
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Stump James C Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Irene C. Hatlapatka, 55, of Rostraver Township, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born in Jeannette, Oct. 23, 1959, she was the daughter of Betty E. (Schweinsburg) Fordyce, who survives and resides in Irwin; and the late James Robert Fordyce. Irene was Catholic by faith. She was an LPN and worked at Westmoreland Manor; she also did home health care. In addition to her mother, Irene is survived by her husband, Robert Hatlapatka; sister, Julia A. (Douglas) Jepsen of Irwin; three nieces and two nephews. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford R. Fordyce. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the JAMES C. STUMP FUNERAL HOME INC., 580 Circle Drive, Belle Vernon/Rostraver Township, (724-929-7934), http://www.jamesstumpfuneralhome.com, where a blessing service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Vincent J. Gigliotti officiating. Interment will follow in Fells Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations for funeral expenses made to the James C. Stump Funeral Home Inc.
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Hatlapatka, Irene C. 55

  • Rostraver Township
  • Born: 1959-10-23
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Stump, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Irene C. Hatlapatka, 55, of Rostraver Township, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 23, 1959, in Jeannette, she was the daughter of Betty E. (Schweinsburg) Fordyce, who survives and resides in Irwin, and the late James Robert Fordyce. Irene was Catholic by faith. She was a licensed practical nurse and worked at Westmoreland Manor. She also did home health care. In addition to her mother, Irene is survived by her husband, Robert Hatlapatka; sister, Julia A. (Douglas) Jepsen, of Irwin; and three nieces and two nephews. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford R. Fordyce. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the JAMES C. STUMP FUNERAL HOME INC., 580 Circle Drive, Belle Vernon, Rostraver Township, 724-929-7934, http://www.jamesstumpfuneralhome.com., where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Vincent J. Gigliotti, officiating. Interment will follow in Fells Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations for funeral expenses made to the James C. Stump Funeral Home Inc.
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Huber, Margaret A. 77

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1937-03-21
  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: Beatty-Rich, Madison | Get Directions
  • Margaret A. "Peggy" Huber, 77, of West Newton, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at St. Anne Home, Greensburg. She was born March 21, 1937, in Delta, Pa., daughter of the late Clarence and Mary Koch Soliday. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the Auto Electric and Brake Company in Greensburg and also by McDonald's restaurant as a custodian. She was a member of the Hilltop United Methodist Church in Madison. She was also a member of the church choir. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, John Billy; her second husband, Andrew Slivensky; a granddaughter, Rachael LeFevre; a stepgreat-grandson, Dominic Huber; and four brothers, Bob, Jim, David and Jesse Soliday. Surviving are her husband of 30 years, Wilbur "Bill" Huber; also surviving are a son, Randy Billy and his wife, Ann, of West Newton; daughters, Pam Morr and her husband, Dennis, of Olympia, Wash., and Joyce LeFevre and her husband, Mark, of Dover, Del.; and three stepchildren, Michael Huber and his wife, Mary, of Hunker, Patricia Wood and her husband, Robert, of Kittanning, and Timothy Huber and his wife, Sherry, of Smicksburg. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the BEATTY-RICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 136, Madison. Additional viewing will be held from noon until 1 p.m. Friday, the time of service, at Hilltop United Methodist Church, Madison, with the Rev. Randy Sweet officiating and the Rev. John Smith co-officiating. Interment will follow in the West Newton Cemetery.
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Jones, Ellis R. 91

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1922-11-27
  • Died: 2014-11-14
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Ellis R. Jones, 91, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. He was born Nov. 27, 1922, in McKeesport, a son of the late John Robert and Mary White Jones. Prior to his retirement, Ellis was employed by Firth Sterling Steel as a chemist. He was a member of Word of Life Church, in Greensburg, Veterans Breakfast Club and enjoyed woodworking, camping and traveling. Ellis was a veteran, having served in the Army in the Pacific Theater, and was featured in "A Soldier Remembers," a memoir of his experiences during World War II, written by his daughter, Linda Mudry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, LaVerne Mae Jones; and two sisters, Elizabeth Bowland and Doris Morrison. He is survived by his son, Larry Jones and his wife, Heidi, who are currently ministering in the Middle East; daughter, Linda Mudry and her husband, Daniel, of Murrysville; sister, Ruth Yacko, of Cabot; four grandchildren, Nathan and Katherine Mudry, Forrest and Jordan Jones; and five great-grandchildren, Oliver, Natalie, Elyana, Edison and Corvin. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Word of Life Church, Greensburg. Arrangements by JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME. Donations may be made to Word of Life Church in memory of Ellis. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Kalp, Olive I. 96

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1918-09-07
  • Died: 2014-11-11
  • Funeral Home: Pantalone, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Olive I. (Hamilton) Kalp, 96, of Latrobe, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in the Loyalhanna Care Center. She was born Sept. 07, 1918, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late David Hamilton and Leona Shearer Hamilton. She was a member of First Methodist Church in Greensburg since the age of 10 and was an executive secretary for the Council House in Pittsburgh. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Kalp; a grandson, Craig Bates; a sister, Gerda Chrin; three brothers, David, Morris and Eddie Hamilton; and a nephew, Jackie Chrin. She is survived by her daughter, Marianne Bates and husband, David, of Latrobe, with whom she resided; two grandsons, Scott Bates and wife, Ruth, of Jeannette, and Brian Bates and wife, Rhonda, of Crabtree; seven great-grandchildren, Jessica, Samantha, Sarah, Alex, Breanna, David and Kole; two special granddaughters, Denise Henry and Angie Randolph; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Unity Chapel, Latrobe, with Pastor Steven Morse officiating. Inurnment will follow in Unity Cemetery, Latrobe. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Westmoreland County Mental Health, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601. Olive's family has entrusted her care to the Clement L. Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences or for directions, please visit us at http://www.pantalone.com. Natale N. Pantalone, Supervisor.
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Khalouf, Cheryl 69

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1945-04-09
  • Died: 2014-11-15
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Cheryl Stough Khalouf, 69, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at her home. She was born April 9, 1945, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Ray and Phyllis Stough. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Irwin Bank and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Irwin, where she served as a former deacon and Sunday school teacher. Cheryl enjoyed tending to her flower gardens and taking care of her family. Her children and grandchildren were the sunshine of her life. She had a passion for shopping, dining, singing songs with her children and watching musicals. Her positive outlook and her contagious laughter will always be remembered by the lives she touched. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Keri. She is survived by her husband, Arthur Khalouf; son, Kenneth, of Bethesda, Md.; two daughters, Laurie Khalouf Rahuba and her husband, Jason, of Irwin, and Michelle, of North Huntingdon; sisters, Deborah Lesnik and her husband, John, of North Carolina, and Janice Surmacz and her husband, Donald, of Virginia; and four grandchildren, Courtney, Cullen, Jakeb and Alexander. Friends were received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the First Presbyterian Church, Irwin. Interment will be in Irwin Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, or North Huntingdon Rescue 8, in memory of Cheryl. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Klingensmith, Barbara A. 76

  • Acheson , Formerly of Hyde Park
  • Born: 1938-11-08
  • Died: 2014-11-09
  • Funeral Home: Corridoni, Avonmore | Get Directions
  • Barbara A. (Cox) Klingensmith, 76, of Warren, Ohio, formerly of Hyde Park, Pa., passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at Community Skilled Care Center in Ohio. She was born Nov. 8, 1938, in Leechburg, the daughter of the late Theodore and Mable Orr Cox. She married Ralph L. Klingensmith Aug. 17, 1957, and spent 50 years of her life with him until his passing in 2011. She was a graduate of Leechburg High School. Barbara owned and operated Ralph's Service Station, in Hyde Park, until 1980. Barbara was a member of Shiloh Ministries where she was a Sunday School teacher and superintendent. Barbara was also a choir member, an intercessory Prayer Warrior, and made many visits to nursing homes. Left to cherish her memories are her daughter, Joanne Milliron, of Warren, Ohio; son, Paul (Jeanette), of Southington, Ohio; grandchildren, Kari Milliron and Alyse (John) McMullen, of Garrettsville, Ohio, and Tiffany and Samuel Klingensmith; great-granddaughter, Arlena Proffitt; and her sister, Beverly Van Damia, of Edinboro. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; her son, Kenneth Klingensmith; and her brother, Kenneth Cox, who died Sept. 18, 2014. Services were held in Ohio Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Entombment took place at Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell.
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Kolmer, Stephen D. 61

  • Export
  • Born: 1953-08-26
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Stephen Daniel Kolmer, 61, of Export, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the home of his good friends and caregivers, Nick and Dawnna Kerr. He was born Aug. 26, 1953, in Philadelphia, to Barbara (Burns) Kolmer, of Virginia, and the late Daniel A. Kolmer. Stephen was the second son born to Dan and Barb, and the fourth child. Three more children were born into the family before they moved from Bala Cynwyd to Murrysville. Stephen was a graduate of Franklin Regional High School. Stephen is survived by his two daughters, Sara Kolmer Layton, wife of Todd, of Pennsylvania, and Emily Kolmer Davidson, wife of Sam, of Virginia. Stephen sadly missed his son, Derek Stephen Kolmer, who passed away Aug. 27, 2011, at the age of 22. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Colby, Logan, Bella, Sophia and Alayna. Stephen will be sadly missed by his mother, Barbara; sister, Kathy Klein, wife of Roger, of Pennsylvania; brother, Michael Kolmer, of Ohio; sister, Susan Marshall, wife of Bill, of South Carolina; brother, Jim Kolmer, husband of Laurie, of Maryland; brother, Patrick Kolmer, of Ohio; and brother, David Kolmer, of Virginia. Stephen's family also included numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177. Stephen's final resting place will eventually be next to his son, Derek, in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. This was Stephen's wish. The family wishes to thank everyone involved in Stephen's care, all medical personnel at UPMC Shadyside, coworkers at CSE Corp., Monroeville, and especially Nick and Dawnna Kerr and family. To send online expressions of sympathy, obtain grief support information or directions, please visit http://www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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Kovach, Richard A. 66

  • Unity Township
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Hartman-Graziano, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Richard A. "Dick" Kovach, 66, of Unity Township, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the HARMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Vincent Basilica. Everyone please go directly to the church. Interment will follow in St. Vincent Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Father Gilbert J. Burke OSB Alumni Scholarship Fund, c/o St. Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650. Online guestbook and condolences can be found at http://www.hartman-grazianofuneralhome.com. A complete obituary will appear in tomorrow's edition.
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Krasik, Willard 99

  • Formerly of Monessen
  • Born: 1915-04-02
  • Died: 2014-11-17
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  • Willard Krasik, a former resident and longtime business owner in Monessen, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in an assisted living facility in Seattle, Wash., after a brief illness. He was 99. He is survived by his wife, Rosalie (Ginsberg) Krasik, who also is 99. Born a few days apart in Monessen in 1915, the Krasiks celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary in June and would have turned 100 together in April. Mr. Krasik was the co-owner and operator of the former Krasik's furniture store on Donner Avenue. He was the son of the late David and Ellen Krasik, who emigrated to Monessen from Russia. His father was one of the city's merchant pioneers, opening a jewelry store in 1907, expanding to appliances, phonographs, musical instruments and later furniture. Mr. Krasik attended the University of Pittsburgh and worked in the family business before enlisting in the Army in World War II. He fought with the 3rd Armored Division in the Battle of the Bulge, was injured in combat in Germany and awarded a Purple Heart. After the war, Mr. Krasik and his younger brother, James, helped their father run the furniture store, which had to be rebuilt after a 1949 fire. Mr. Krasik operated the store himself from 1973 until its closing in 1986. The four-story building, with its large "Krasik's" sign, was razed a few years ago. Active in the Monessen community, he was a member of Temple Beth Am, served on the board of the Salvation Army and belonged to the Monessen Rotary Club, Elks Lodge and Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Krasik and his wife retired to Florida, where they resided for more than 20 years. They moved to the Seattle area a few years ago to be near their daughter, Davida. In addition to his wife, Mr. Krasik leaves a son, Ralph, and his wife, Doris, of Columbus, Ohio; and two daughters, Wilma Dalton and her husband, Tom, of Lynnfield, Mass., and Davida Rosen and her husband, David, of Belllevue, Wash. He also leaves six grandchildren: Erin Krasik of Washington, D.C., Ryan Krasik of Nauheim, Germany, Susan Rosen of Issaquah, Wash., Debra Einck of Snoqualmie Ridge, Wash., Elizabeth Honer of Wilmington, Mass., and Robert Dalton of New York City; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his late brother, Mr. Krasik was predeceased by two sisters, Sylvia Seiavitch and Lillian Kurtz. Memorial donations may be sent to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD. 21741-5018; or to the Greater Monessen Historical Society, 505 Donner Ave., Monessen, PA, 15062.
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Lindsey, Leroy L. 91

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1923-10-24
  • Died: 2014-11-13
  • Funeral Home: Bash-Nied, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Leroy L. Lindsey, 91, of Greensburg, passed away Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at Excela Health Westmorland Hospital, in Greensburg. He was born Oct. 24, 1923, in New Florence, a son of the late Harrison and Bertha (Frian) Lindsey. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Madge Louise Lindsey. Leroy is survived by nine children, four sons, Leroy (Ann) Lindsey, of Delmont, Ronnie Lindsey, of Meadville, Danny (Sherry) Lindsey, of Girard, and Patrick Lindsey, of Scottdale, and five daughters, Mary Lindsey, of Meadville, Diane (Eddie) Wilner, of Parrish, Fla., Karen (John) McManus, of Folsom, Calif., Sheila (Peter) Osselburn, of Penn Township, and Bonnie (David) Oplinger, of Greensburg; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Leroy was also preceded in death by his second wife, Esther Groves. He is also survived by his stepchildren, Irene Armbrust, Vicki (Brian) Zufall, Raymond (Patricia) Alincic and Keith (Barbara) Alincic, all of Mt. Pleasant. By the family's request, there will be no visitation and interment will be held privately. Arrangements are being handled by BASH-NIED FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, 724-468-8381. http://www.bash-niedfuneralhome.com.
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Long, Hubert M. 84

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1929-12-08
  • Died: 2014-11-12
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Hubert M. "Smiley" Long, 84, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at home. He was born Dec. 8, 1929, in Irwin, a son of the late Hubert M. Sr. and Irene (Moore) Long. He was a retired employee of Wabtec, Greensburg, and had formerly worked at WABCO in Wilmerding. He was an Army veteran and a member of the American Legion, Manor. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ruth A. (Yates) Long; children, Wendy J. (Robert) Lynn and Laurie A. Long (James Marcius), both of North Huntingdon, James K. (Kim) Long, of Conneaut Lake, Richard S. Long, of North Huntingdon, and Cynthia M. (Christopher) Saxberg, of New Alexandria; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; siblings, Betty Stevenson, Arlene Erlich and James C. Long; and also nieces and nephews. Friends were received and services held at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Irwin. Interment followed in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. For online condolences, please visit http://www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Marino, Deanne N. 68

  • Vandergrift
  • Born: 1946-09-09
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Brady-Curran, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • Deanne N. Marino, 68, of Vandergrift, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in her home. Born Sept. 10, 1946, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Carol (Bee) Marino. Deanne lived in Vandergrift for the last eight years and was a 1965 graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School. She was an avid reader, especially romance novels, and loved playing on the computer, with favorite games Bingo and Candy Crush. Deanne is survived by her daughters, Lisa L. (Keith Mallik) Ruefle, of Vandergrift, Debbie L. (Brion Hunt) Tysarczyk, of Houston, Texas, Kristie R. (Rob) Odom, of Austin, Texas, and Kimberly R. (Jerry Davila Jr.) Wooten, of Baytown, Texas; grandchildren, Justin, Meagan, Jacob, Kevin, Kayla and Nick; siblings, Gary Marino, of Florida, Sandy St. John, of Coraopolis, and Chris Marino, of Upper St. Clair; nieces and nephews; and her beloved Shih Tzu, Holly. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at noon Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in the BRADY-CURRAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC. In lieu of flowers, the family asks Memorial Donations be made to the funeral home to help offset funeral expenses. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Mautino, Robert J. 93

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1921-10-15
  • Died: 2014-11-15
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Robert J. Mautino, 93, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at his home. He was born Oct. 15, 1921, to the late Antonio and Jessie (Casey) Mautino, in the village of Hahntown, North Huntingdon Township, near Irwin. He has joined a brother, Grant, and a sister, Irene. Bob and his first wife, Ann, operated Mautino's Garage on Lincoln Highway in Irwin from 1946 to 1968. Ann passed away in 1969. Bob attended the University of Pittsburgh mostly at night after a day at the garage, graduating as a teacher of Vocational Education Automobile Specialist. He entered the Navy in 1942, serving to 1946 as an aviation machinist mate first class flying mostly as a plane captain on Navy PB4M Flying Sea Plane, World War II Navy's largest sea plane, flying out of Fleet Airwing 11, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Bob married Loretta Bracco Hugar on Oct. 9, 1982, in Clearfield County. Loretta was a dental technician practicing with Dr. Rougeux for 27 years, doing all the necessary professional accomplishments as a chairside technician. Bob is survived by his wife, Loretta, and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Entombment will follow in Irwin Union Cemetery, North Huntingdon. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bob's name to a charity of one's choice. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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McGrail, Rosemary C. 58

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1956-02-02
  • Died: 2014-11-12
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Rosemary C. McGrail, 58, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at UPMC East, Monroeville. She was born Feb. 2, 1956, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Patsy and Mary Contillo. Rosemary enjoyed playing Bingo Blitz and socializing on Facebook. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Pat Contillo. She is survived by her husband, Michael P. McGrail; daughter, Allison; and her four loving dogs. Friends were received from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A service followed at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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McMunn III, George J. 59

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1955-07-12
  • Died: 2014-11-14
  • Funeral Home: Bash-Nied, Delmont | Get Directions
  • George J. McMunn III, 59, of Greensburg, passed away suddenly Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. He was born July 12, 1955, in Newark, N.J., a son of Dorothy L. (Jones) McMunn, of Greensburg, and the late George J. McMunn Jr. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a brother, Edward McMunn. George is survived by his sons, George J. McMunn IV and Judston McMunn, both of Greensburg; grandson, Dakota Bejster, of Latrobe; and a sister, Susan Olenick and her husband, Gabe, of Greensburg. George was honorably discharged after serving in the United States Marine Corps. According to the family's wishes, visitation and funeral services will be held privately. Funeral arrangements are being handled by BASH-NIED FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, 724-468-8381. http://www.bash-niedfuneralhome.com.
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Mesiarik, Francis A. 74

  • West Newton
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Francis A. "Maz" Mesiarik, 74, of West Newton, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. He was born son of the late John and Regina Mesiarik. Prior to retirement, he was employed by U.S. Steel National Tube. Maz was a member of LOOM No. 31 of West Newton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes (Biscoe) Mesiarik. Survivors include a son, Mark Mesiarik and wife, Diane; a daughter, Michele Risku, all of West Newton; grandsons, Tyler Mesiarik, Brandon Risku and Cody Risku; sisters, Anna Marie and Kathleen; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Peters, of North Huntingdon. According to Francis' wishes, there will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the J. WILLIAM MCCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 3109 Forbes Ave., Suite 101, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Misselli, James A. 64

  • Norvelt
  • Born: 1950-01-05
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • James A. Misselli, 64, of Norvelt, died peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family after a long-suffering neurological disease. Born Jan. 5, 1950, he was a son of the late Joseph M. Misselli and Mabel L. (Miller) Misselli, of Trees Mills. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister-in-law, Jane Laffey, with whom he loved watching and discussing the Steelers. James is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Ann M. Misselli; a son, James A. Misselli Jr.; daughters, Beth A. Misselli (Matthew Bush), Amy L. (Steven) Delara; his four awesome grandchildren, Issac and Julia Misselli-Bush, Landon and Levi Delara, who were the absolute light of his life; a brother, Joseph M. Misselli Jr.; nephews, James and Joseph Laffey; a number of cousins; and his longtime friend, John "Punchy" Panichella. Prior to his disability taking over his body, Jim was a machinist and part owner of Kin-Tech Manufacturing. Jim was goodhearted and never denied his family and friends anything they needed. He loved watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates along with college football. He was a wealth of historical information and enjoyed the many museums in Pittsburgh. Jim absolutely loved going to Ocean City, Md., and would sit on the beach for hours watching and listening to the waves. Family and friends will be received 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, 2245 Mt. Pleasant Road, Norvelt, PA 15674, where his memorial service will begin at 11 a.m., with Pastor Brian Geesaman officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for research to National Ataxia Foundation, 2600 Fernbrook Lane N. Suite 119, Minneapolis, MN 55447-4752 or online tribute website app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/NationalAtaxiaFoundation/missellitribute.html.
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Oberer, Barbara

  • Formerly of New Kensington
  • Born: 1938-07-14
  • Died: 2014-09-06
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  • Barbara (Trzeciak) Oberer, formerly of New Kensington, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. She was born July 14, 1938. Barbara's ashes will be buried above her parents in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lower Burrell. Informal gathering of family and friends are welcome at the graveside at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.
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Osler, Kenneth M. 43

  • Mount Pleasant , Formerly of South Connellsville
  • Born: 1971-01-24
  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Kenneth M. "Zip" Osler, 43, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of South Connellsville, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at his home. He was born Jan. 24, 1971, in Uniontown, a son of Agnes Felton Osler, of South Connellsville, and the late Kenneth W. Osler. Zip worked as a landscaper. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving family; his girlfriend, Crystal Rath and her children, Charles, Codey and Courtney; his daughter, Samantha Osler, of Connellsville; his grandson, Cael Brink; his ex-wife, Jody Shroyer Osler, of Connellsville; his sisters, Amy Kremposky, of Connellsville, and Vicky Osler, of Lemont Furnace; several loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and his pet dog, Midnight. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, 724-628-1430, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Watson officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to his mother, Agnes Osler, in his memory. http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Pendleton, Kelly 37

  • Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1977-07-01
  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: Rhome Funeral Home Inc, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Kelly A. Tarquinio Pendleton, 37, of Belle Vernon, passed away unexpectedly at her family's home on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. She was born July 1, 1977, in Monongahela, a daughter of Terry LeeTarquinio of Monessen and Thomas Brookes of Dillonvale, Ohio. Kelly was a graduate of Belle Vernon Area High School, Douglas Education Center, and was currently studying to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. She was employed by the Belle Vernon Area School District as a cafeteria worker at the Marion Elementary School. Surviving in addition to her parents are her son, Robbie Pendleton; brothers, Tom Brookes and Brian Brookes, and son, Tyler; aunts, Daryl and husband, Jim Haggart, and Gayl Gibbons and family, Toni and Kim Tarquinio; in-laws, Nancy and Randy Koslosky; and brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Melissa Pendleton and family. She was preceded in death by grandparents Albert "Fuzzy" and Edythe O. Tarquinio, and Thomas and Colletta Brookes; a great-aunt, Edie Tarquinio; cousin, Jennie Haggart; and grandparents-in-law, Wallace and Anna Jean Laird. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the RHOME FUNERAL HOME INC., family owned and operated as a member of the Golden Rule, 1209 Grand Blvd., Monessen, where friends will be welcomed on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 1 to 3 and 6 to 7 p.m., the time of services, with the Rev. Richard C. Klein officiating. In lieu of flowers, Kelly's family requests donations in her memory be made to: Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence-http://www.pcadv.org/ or by mail at Fund Development Director, PCADV, 3605 Vartan Way, Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA. 17110. Online condolences may be conveyed to Kelly's family at http://www.rhomefuneralhome.com.
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Sanner, Kenneth J. 90

  • Smithton
  • Born: 1924-07-27
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Barthels, Smithton | Get Directions
  • Kenneth J. Sanner, 90, of Smithton, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Latrobe Hospital. He was born July 27, 1924, in Vanderbilt, a son of the late Leroy and Viola Rodgers Sanner. Ken worked as a coal miner in the Banning mine, American Chain and Cable in Monessen, and was a school bus driver for the Yough School District. He was a member of Marion Lodge No. 562 of Scottdale, a 32 degree Mason, and past master in 1971. He was also a member of the Olive Branch Cemetery Board. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Evelyn Prydek, Betty Aldrighetti, Jean Cox and Deloris Ehrhardt. He is survived by his wife, Esther Lebe Sanner; a son, Kenneth L. Sanner and wife, Debbie, of Derry; two sisters, Audrey Cox, of South Carolina, and Maxine Storey, of Ruffsdale; and a brother, Roy Sanner, of Smithton. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the L. L. BARTHELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Second St., Smithton. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Olive Branch Cemetery, Rostraver Township. Masonic service will be held 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
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Seese, Edward V. 90

  • Ruffsdale
  • Born: 1924-05-15
  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Edward Vernon Seese, 90, of Ruffsdale, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at his residence. Ed was born May 15, 1924, at Ruffsdale, in East Huntingdon Township, a son of the late Harry S. and Bertha L. Dibler Seese. He married the former Betty Jane Hosmer March 1, 1946. Ed was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great and great-great grandfather. He retired at the age of 83 from Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) where he worked in the mailroom. He also worked for many years as a driver for Westland Dairy. Ed was a faithful member of the United Church of Christ in Ruffsdale where he served as consistory elder and played on the dartball team. He graduated from East Huntingdon High School, Class of 1942, and received an associate degree in real estate from WCCC. A veteran of World War II, he served as a Tech 5th Grade in the Army. Ed enjoyed his membership with the Mt. Pleasant Senior Center, writing songs and poetry, bowling, camping, gardening and playing bingo. Ed will be sadly missed by his loving family; his wife of 68 years, Betty Jane (Hosmer) Seese; his three daughters, Carol Sue Proud and her husband, Bill "Buzzy", of Ruffsdale, Deborah Ann Aumer and her husband, Herb, of Ruffsdale, and Marie Elaine Gricheck and her husband, James, of Scottdale; his 12 grandchildren; his 18 great-grandchildren; his great-great grandson; his sister, Vanetta Minerd and her husband, Earl, of Coropolis; and his three nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two daughters, Barbara Jane Faidley (July 5, 2010) and Betty Ann Seese (infant, 1949); and his two sisters, Annabelle Bretz and Betty Jean Dillow. Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, 724-887-5300, http://www.fergusonfunerals.com, GPS: N40 degrees 06.136, W79 degrees 35.278. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Additional viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday in the United Church of Christ, Ruffsdale, followed by 11 a.m. funeral services with the Rev. Dennis Kletzing officiating. Graveside committal service and interment will be in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery at Tarrs with full military honors bestowed by the Scottdale-Everson Honor Guard. Love Lasts Forever!
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Squeglia, Bernadette P. 64

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1950-06-03
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Bernadette P. Squeglia, 64, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Forbes Regional Hospital. She was born June 3, 1950, in Duquesne, a daughter of the late William and Pauline (Pesto) Wasko. Prior to her retirement, Bernadette was a school teacher, where she taught French for the South Allegheny School District and was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Church, McKeesport. She is survived by her husband, Carl Squeglia; brother, William Wasko and his wife, Denise, of White Oak; and sister, Patrice Friedman, of Port Vue. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Duquesne. Arrangements made by the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Society. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Struzzi, Michael Q. 31

  • Penn Township
  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Michael Quay Struzzi, 31, of Penn Township, died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. He was a son of James B. and Anna Mae (Smith) Struzzi, and is also survived by his wife, Amie Struzzi; his brother, James B. (Christina) Struzzi II; sister, Melissa (Brett) Englesberg; nieces and nephews, Aviana, Talan, Zarek and Vaughn Struzzi and Sophia, Isabella, Gabriella and Seth Englesberg; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Mike loved to read and write and was interested in the arts and music and enjoyed attending comic conventions. He attended Penn-Trafford High School and was a 2001 graduate of Plum High School. He was loved by many and will be missed tremendously. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, 724-744-2721, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, officiated by the Rev. John Ciampa. Interment will follow in Jeannette Memorial Park. Contributions may be made in Mike's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by visiting http://www.stjude.org. http://www.LindsayFH.com.
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Sucanic, Timothy J. 53

  • Herminie
  • Born: 1961-02-27
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Timothy James Sucanic, 53, of Herminie, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. He was born Feb. 27, 1961, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Raymond and Nancy (Crossland) Sucanic. Mr. Sucanic was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant Area High School. He was a member of Word of Life Church, Greensburg, and its Celebrate Recovery Program. He is survived by two children, Michael and Emily Sucanic, of Beaver; two brothers, Daniel Sucanic and his wife, Paula, of Mt. Pleasant, and Raymond Sucanic, of Mt. Pleasant; and four nieces and several aunts and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Donna Rae Shorts. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 4068, Washington St., Mt. Pleasant. Additional viewing will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. in Word of Life Church, 4497 State Route 136 Greensburg, where services will follow at 11 a.m., with Pastor Thomas Walters officiating, assisted by Pastor Chris Toth. The family would like to especially thank the pastors of Word of Life Church for being wonderful friends to Tim. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Terrify, Dolores L. 83

  • South Greensburg
  • Born: 1931-11-10
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Dolores L. Terrify, 83, of South Greensburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at her home. She was born Nov. 10, 1931, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Anthony and Antoinette (Leech) Turriziani. Prior to retirement, she had been a supervisor at St. Vincent College Library. She was a member of St. Bruno Catholic Church, South Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Archangel Turriziani; and a sister, Teresa. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Richard E. Terrify; a son, Richard E. Terrify Jr., of Greensburg; two daughters, Beverly Balik and her husband, John, of Penn Hills, and Cindy Terrify, of South Greensburg; two grandchildren, Becky Rogers (Adam) and John Michael Balik Jr.; a great-grandson, Owen Rogers; a brother, Alfred Turriziani and his wife, Mary, of Pittsburgh; a sister, Gloria Springer, of Arizona; one nephew and several nieces. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. Prayers at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Bruno Catholic Church, South Greensburg. Interment will follow in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Thornton, Richard L. 61

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1953-05-08
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Richard L. Thornton, 61, of Mt. Pleasant, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Mr. Thornton was born May 8, 1953, in McKees Rocks, a son of the late Robert and Grace (Krebs) Thornton. He was a graduate of Sto-Rox High School. Rich served in the Army during the Vietnam War era. He was employed by the Wabtec Co. of Greensburg as a press operator. Rich enjoyed camping and working in his garden. He was a member of the Shaft Club. Rich is survived by the love of his life for more than 29 years, Denise Anderson; his son, Ryan Thornton; his brothers and sisters, Ronnie Thornton, David Thornton and his wife, "Babs," and Linda Barrett, all of McKees Rocks, and Robin McBane and her husband, Chris, of Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Rich was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Thornton; his brother-in-law, Leo Barrett; and his sister-in-law, Frannie Thornton. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Interment will be in the Middle Presbyterian Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at http://www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com. The family wishes to thank the staff of CCU at Frick Hospital for their exceptional care and kindness.
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Tocco, Lillian M. 80

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1934-03-26
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Lillian Mae Tocco, 80, of Jeannette, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in the Greensburg Care Center. She was born March 26, 1934, in Export, a daughter of the late Clarence and Hazel Matthias Stokum. Prior to her retirement, Lillian was employed by the former Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Ascension Church, Jeannette. In addition to her parents, Lillian was predeceased by her husband, Anthony J. Tocco Sr., in 2007; and two sisters, Betty DiNardo and Ilene Anderson. She is survived by her children, Anthony J. Tocco Jr. and wife, Roseann, and Barry D. Tocco and wife, Lisa, all of Jeannette, and Brenda L. Swant, of South Carolina; grandchildren, Amy Rugh and husband Kenny, Anthony P. Tocco and wife Meaghan, Tatum Brantner and husband Andrew, Steven Tocco and fiancee Jillian Rowe, and Mark Swant; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Genevieve Klingensmith, of Gettysburg, Delores Couchenour, of Herminie, and Charlotte Saint, of Greensburg; brothers, Thomas Stokum and wife, Roxanne, of North Carolina, John Stokum and wife, Janet, of Irwin, and Paul Stokum and wife, Judy, of Jeannette; and numerous nieces and nephews. Lillian's family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the Greensburg Care Center and Grane Hospice for all of the wonderful care and compassion that their mother received. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in Ascension Church with Father Paul A. Lisik as celebrant. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.
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Tommasini, Joseph B. 88

  • Millwood
  • Born: 1926-01-03
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Merlin, Derry | Get Directions
  • Joseph B. Tommasini, 88, of Millwood, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Bethlen Home, Ligonier. He was born Jan. 3, 1926, in Lovett, a son of the late John and Lucy (Blanchetti) Tommasini and his stepfather, Steve Sliva. Prior to retirement, Joe was the owner of Tommasini's Tavern in Millwood. He was previously employed as a milk man for Bergman's Dairy. Joe served in the Army during World War II in the European Theater. He was member of the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Derry, Knights of Columbus No. 2648 Derry, Derry Rod and Gun Club, New Derry Sportsman, Derry American Legion Post 324, VFW Post 444, Derry, and the FOE Eagles, Latrobe. He enjoyed his daily morning visit to Hitchman Supply to talk with his buddies. Joe enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to his hunting camp, watching sports and gardening. He was an avid outdoorsman. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Elizabeth A. (DeCario) Tommasini, of Millwood; two sons, John J. Tommasini and wife, Janet, of Harrisburg, and Joseph A. Tommasini and wife, Cheryl, of Millwood; one daughter, Lisa A. Berkey and husband, Raymond, of Boalsburg; one brother, James J. Tommasini and wife, Sue, of Latrobe; one sister, Jean Beason and husband, Joe, of Millwood; seven grandchildren, John, Anthony, Frank, Maria, Joseph, Brian and Anne; one great-grandson, Michael; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Knights of Columbus Council 2648 Derry will conduct a service at 3:30 p.m. Friday November 21, 2014, in the funeral home. Family will receive friends for Joe's life celebration from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at the MATTHEW X. MERLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 529 N. Chestnut St., Derry, 724-694-8331. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held AT 10:30 A.M. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Stephen C. West, officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Derry. Blairsville Military Service Group will conduct military honors at the cemetery.
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Tranchine, Albert 86

  • Export
  • Born: 1928-03-02
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Albert Tranchine, 86, of Export, died peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in RNC of Greater Pittsburgh, Greensburg. He was born March 2, 1928, in Export, a son of the late Celestino and Marianne (Carfang) Tranchine. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Prior to retiring, Albert was employed by Fisher Pontiac Inc., Export, as a mechanic. He was an Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. Albert was a lifetime member of the Export Volunteer Fire Department and Loyal Order of Moose, Export, where he formerly served as an officer. He was also a former member of St. John Baptist de la Salle Catholic Church, Delmont, and the Italian American Club, Export. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Shirley M. (Heaps) Tranchine; sister, Della Tranchine; and brothers, Frank, Faulk, Tony and John Tranchine. Albert will be greatly missed by his loving family. He is survived by his children, son, Scott Tranchine (Sue), of Export; son, Lynn Tranchine, of Florida; daughter, Lois Ann Tranchine (Jon Mintus), of North Huntingdon; five grandchildren, Shawn (Tracy), Jessica (Bill), Jamie, Kayla and Jennifer; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and extended family members. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, (724) 468-1177. Blessing and committal services for Albert will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with Father Ken Zaccagnini officiating. A military honors service accorded by American Legion Post 981, South Greensburg, will follow. Private interment will be in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Albert's memory may be made to RNC of Greater Pittsburgh Activities Department, 890 Weatherwood Lane, Greensburg, PA 15601. Please write "Albert Tranchine" on check memo line. The Tranchine family would like to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff and caregivers of RNC and Dr. Kumar for the excellent and compassionate care Albert received during his stay with them. To send online expressions of sympathy, obtain grief support information or directions, please visit http://www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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Weisner, Robert R. 83

  • Unity Township
  • Born: 1931-08-02
  • Died: 2014-11-16
  • Funeral Home: Hartman-Graziano, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Robert R. Weisner, dear husband, loyal friend and esteemed educator, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in the hospital of his birth, Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born Aug. 2, 1931, the son of the late Glenn and Nellie Weisner, of Latrobe, and raised by grandparents, Robert and Alice Weisner; and dear aunt, Erma Weisner. Gravely ill with heart and kidney failure, his last days were spent with loved ones as a patient of the caring staff at Select Specialty Hospital on the campus of Excela Latrobe Hospital. With a full life of 83 years, Bob's adventures took him across the country and world, but his heart was always firmly planted in Western Pennsylvania. He was a 1949 graduate of Latrobe High School and earned his bachelor's degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his master's degree from Duquesne University. Following his undergraduate studies, Bob enlisted in the Army (1954 -1956) and was stationed in Nuremberg, Germany. He served as a dental assistant at the Army's dental clinic. He felt great pride in providing quality dental care to soldiers, many of whom did not have access to dental care before enlisting. He recently renewed friendships with his Army brothers who are scattered across the country. He found them one at a time through an internet search, email and handwritten letters. His persistence led to annual reunions. After returning from Germany, he began his career in education at Harrold Junior High School in 1956. For the next 34 years, he served as a science teacher and vice principal. Many students remember the high expectations of Vice Principal Weisner, but there was no greater advocate for the students of Hempfield Area School District. He retired in 1990. For more than 30 years, he was a steward of the Hempfield Area Federal Credit Union. He held several positions on the board of directors including many terms as chairman. His leadership for the credit union helped ensure its member teachers and their families continue to have access today to the savings and loans needed to enhance their financial security. He was also a member of St. Paul's Seanor Lutheran Church and very close to Pastor Samuel Scheiderer. In 2002, he lost Nancy, his beloved wife of 45 years. However, a new life with love Elaine was around the corner. Elaine and Bob married Oct. 11, 2003. Elaine and Bob spent quiet afternoons working crossword and jigsaw puzzles and watching the birds and other wildlife in the backyard of their Unity Township home. They also travelled to Germany, Cape Cod and Gulf Shores, Ala. As Big 10 football fans, their home was divided. Bob was a University of Michigan fan and Elaine a University of Iowa alumna. With their Wolverine season tickets, they travelled to Ann Arbor, Mich., for several football games. He loved anything related to Germany - the language, the culture, the food and beer and the country. A history buff, he was an avid reader of firsthand accounts from the Johnstown floods, World War II and the lives of American presidents. When Bob became too sick to live at home, Elaine was his constant companion, providing the love needed to add quality and comfort to his last months and days. He is survived by his devoted wife, Elaine; mother-in-law, Helen Morris, of Youngwood; stepdaughter, Doreen Cutway, her husband, Rich Hardek, and their boys, Evan and Sean, of Toledo, Ohio; stepson, Justin Cutway and his wife, Heather Bowman, of Macon, Ga.; brother, Paul Weisner and wife, Myra, of Mananssas, Va.; sister, Judy Solo and husband, Paul, of Greensburg; brother-in-law, Philip Hanson and wife, Paulette, of Kingston, Tenn.; brother-in-law, Dennis Hanson and wife, Paula, of Honeoye Falls, N.Y.; and many loving friends and grateful students. Friends will be received from 2 until 6 p.m. Thursday in the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe. Additional visitation will be held from 10 until 11 a.m. Friday in the St. Paul's Seanor Lutheran Church, 215 Seanor Church Road, New Stanton, PA 15672. The church is located at the intersection of Glenn Fox and Seanor Church Roads, just off Arona Road near New Stanton. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the church with his pastor, the Rev. Samuel Scheiderer, officiating. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township. Should friends desire, memorial contributions in Bob's memory may be made to St. Paul's Seanor Lutheran Church, PO Box 656, New Stanton, PA 15672.
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Yankura Jr., George 72

  • North Huntingdon
  • Died: 2014-11-15
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • George Yankura Jr., 72, of North Huntingdon, died peacefully Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in UPMC Shadyside, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Lamberton, Pa., he was a son of Evon (Obuch) Momeyer and the late George Yankura Sr. and stepson of the late Robert Momeyer Sr. George was a graduate of Duquesne High School, where he was an active member of the swim team and chorus. He was also a Navy veteran, who served in Vietnam. George is survived by his wife of 36 years, Lynn (Perkosky); and their daughters, Kristen Yankura, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Kaylie Yankura, of Pittsburgh. Also surviving is his son, Michael Yankura, of Bullhead City, Ariz. George was affectionately known as "Yank" to his brother, Robert Momeyer Jr. and his wife, Amy, of McMurray, and his sisters, Loretta "Judy" Fait and her husband, Donald, of Rostraver, Sandra Boyd, of Manassas, Va., and Donna Lentz and her husband, William, of Jefferson Hills. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews. George will be remembered for the laughter that he brought to his loved ones, his absolute loyalty to his family and the Steelers, and his strength in the face of challenge. Friends were received Tuesday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service was held Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the funeral home chapel with Father Len Stoviak officiating. Memorials may be made to the Pittsburgh Zoo. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Zatorsky, Ruth 85

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1929-07-14
  • Died: 2014-11-16
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Ruth Lenhart Zatorsky, 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Transitions Health Care Centre. She was born July 14, 1929, in Unity, a daughter of the late Joseph Rush and Ruby Davidson Lenhart. Prior to her retirement, Ruth was employed by Cooper-Jarrett Trucking Co. She was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Irwin. She enjoyed baking cookies, spending time with her great-grandchildren and loved to dance to old time rock 'n' roll music. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph (Sam) Lenhart; and sister, Lois Stough. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Zatorsky; daughter, Kathy Cocain and her husband, Hank; two grandchildren, Deana Haun and Steven Nelson and his wife, Carrie; three great-grandchildren, Caitlin Haun, Emily and Kristian Nelson; three brothers, Donald, Paul (Patricia) and David (Maxine) Lenhart; and sister, Carolyn Weiss. Funeral services are private. Arrangements made by JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice in memory of Ruth. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Armstrong County

Morgenstern, Karen 55

  • Ford City
  • Born: 1958-12-02
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Mantini, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Karen Morgenstern, 55, of Ford City, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 2, 1958, a daughter of Richard B. Morgenstern and Dorothy T. Olsheski Morgenstern, and was a lifelong resident of the community. She was a member of Christ Prince of Peace Parish. She loved to bake and was famous for her cheese cake. She also enjoyed gardening and feeding the birds and squirrels. In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Lauren and Joshua Bailey, of Stephens City, Va.; brother, Alan and Elsine Morgenstern, of Mt. Lebanon; sister, Paula Bercik, of Ford City; and her partner, Steve Hika, of Cadogan. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a son, Brandon Weber. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at MANTINI FUNERAL HOME INC., Ford City, where a service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday with Father Bryan Summers. Interment at St. Marys Cemetery.
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Palmiere, Ellen J. 57

  • South Buffalo Township
  • Born: 1957-05-02
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Redmond, Freeport | Get Directions
  • Ellen L. Palmiere, 57, of South Buffalo Township, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospice House, Wexford, in the company of family members. Ellen was born May 2, 1957, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Cecelia (Szydlowski) and Frank Rzewnicki, of Butler. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. Ellen was a registered nurse at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh and Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville for 33 years. She was a member of St. Mary, Mother of God Church in Freeport. Ellen enjoyed shooting pool, horseback riding, collecting antiques and going to yard sales. Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband of 26 years, Joseph Palmiere III; her son, Joseph Palmiere IV, of South Buffalo Township; daughter, Ali Palmiere, of South Buffalo Township; two sisters, Lorraine (George) Lacsny, of Wilmington, Del., and Elaine (Bill) O'Brien, of Bay Village, Ohio. Family and friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in the REDMOND FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 High St., Freeport, where funeral services will follow at 7 p.m., with Father Edward Volz officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice House, 146 Neely School Road, Wexford, PA 15090 or to send a condolence, visit http://www.redmondfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Stewart, Gertrude S. 96

  • Ford City
  • Born: 1918-11-02
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Welch, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Gertrude S. Stewart, 96, of Ford City (Burrell Township), died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot. Born Nov. 2, 1918, in Brick Church, Burrell Township, she was a daughter of the late Perrin B. and Ida Esther (Heilman) Slease. Mrs. Stewart was a retired teacher, having taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Sugarcreek Township. She was a member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Brick Church. She enjoyed maintaining the family homestead, raising chickens, gardening, canning, reading and mowing her lawn. Mrs. Stewart is survived by her son, Robert Stewart and his wife, Vange, of Leechburg; a granddaughter, Beth Stewart, of Concord, Ohio; and a grandson, David Stewart, of Greensboro, N.C. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Allen Stewart; four sisters, Mae Strachan, Madge Bruce, Josephine Myers and Louise Stewart; and a brother, Dr. C.B. Slease. At Mrs. Stewart's request, there will be no public visitation and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by WELCH FUNERAL HOME, Ford City. To send an online condolence, please visit http://www.welchfh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ford City Public Library, 1136 4th Ave., Ford City.
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Butler County

Burk, Mary V. 94

  • Cabot
  • Born: 1920-11-02
  • Died: 2014-11-16
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Mary V. "Ginny" (Zehner) Burk, 94, of Cabot, formerly Gibsonia, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. She was born Nov. 2, 1920, in Zelienople, daughter of the late Walter and Emma (Zeigler) Zehner. She was also preceded in death by one grandson; one sister, the late Ida Mae Zehner; and one brother, the late Frederick N. Zehner. She was beloved wife of the late Clifford P. Burk; loving mother of Kathleen Ann Charlton, of Freedom, and Mary Elizabeth Duggan, of Monroeville; also survived by six grandchildren, Evan and Marissa Charlton and David, Robert, Emily and Brian Duggan. A 1942 nursing school graduate of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Ginny went on to serve her country during World War II in the Army as an Army nurse. A longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Gibsonia, she was active with the Hope Circle, taught Sunday school and was a member of the Bell Choir. Ginny also was active with the Richland Homemakers. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor Anthony Schneck officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Dorseyville. Family suggests donations to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3832 Gibsonia Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044. Please offer condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Macurdy, Donald A. 87

  • Buffalo Township
  • Born: 1926-12-04
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Redmond, Freeport | Get Directions
  • Donald A. Macurdy, 87, of Buffalo Township, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, peacefully, at his home. Donald was born Dec. 4, 1926, on his family's farm in Sarver, the only son of the late Agnes (Denny) and Arthur I. Macurdy. Don was the widower of Charmaine D. (Eichelaub) Macurdy, who passed in 2011. He was a member of St. Mary, Mother of God Church in Freeport. Don served as a private in the Army during World War II. After the war, Don worked in the maintenance department for PPG Industries in Creighton. He retired in 1988 after 45 years of service. Don was a member of the American Legion in Natrona. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and grandsons. He also enjoyed gardening, mowing grass and spending time with his family. Don is survived by his four sons, Harold A. Macurdy, of Buffalo Township, Mark A. (Amy) Macurdy, of Raleigh, N.C., Scott D. (Joyce) Macurdy, of Butler, and Neal E. (companion, Elaine) Macurdy, of Buffalo Township; and his three daughters, Dawn Marie (George) Billman, of Palo, Calif., Laurie A. Kolish, of Buffalo Township, and Beth A. Macurdy, of Buffalo Township. He is also survived by his 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two sisters, Stella Ann Romano, of Lower Burrell, and Maxine (Stanley) Kowalski, of Natrona. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, William E. Kolish; and three sisters, Norma Jean Ohl, Gladys "Kate" Macurdy and Marian Stempkowski. Family and friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in the REDMOND FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 High St. in Freeport. A parting prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary, Mother of God Church in Freeport, with Father Edward Volz officiating. Burial will be held in St. Mary Cemetery, Freeport. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mary, Mother of God Church, 608 High St., Freeport, PA 16229 or VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Pittsburgh, 235 Alpha Drive, Suite 101, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. To send a condolence, visit http://www.redmondfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Mamone, Catherine 95

  • Adams Township , Formerly of Hampton Township
  • Born: 1919-09-24
  • Died: 2014-11-15
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Catherine "Kay" (Krull) Mamone, 95, of Adams Township, formerly of Hampton Township, passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, while under the care of Concordia of Cranberry in Mars. Born Sept. 24, 1919, in Loyalhanna, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Ondas) Krull. She was the beloved wife of the late Gilbert R. Mamone, who passed away Nov. 7, 1978. She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen (Frank) Nuti, of Las Vegas, Nev.; and two grandsons, Frank Nuti, of Los Angeles, Calif., and William Gilbert Nuti, of Las Vegas, Nev. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, William Gilbert Mamone; four brothers and five sisters. Kay's family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at KING FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park. A funeral service will follow immediately at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in Christ Our Redeemer (North Side Catholic) Cemetery, Pittsburgh. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Catherine's family at http://www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Fayette County

Beucher Jr., Joseph Joe J. 72

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1942-11-17
  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Joseph John "Joe" Beucher Jr., 72, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in his home, surrounded by his loved ones. A patient, kind, gentle and loving man, Joe was born Nov. 17, 1942, in Connellsville, to the late Joseph "Dutch" Sr. and Elizabeth (Bartholomai) Beucher. He grew up in Connellsville and graduated from Immaculate Conception in 1960. He married his high school sweetheart, Sandra A. Vaughn, in 1961. They were happily married for 53 years. Joe was happiest spending time with his large, loving family. Their annual family trip to the beach was one of his favorite things to do with Sandra. He loved watching sports, especially his children and grandchildren's sporting events. He was an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed hunting, fishing and shooting trap. He was an active member of the Connellsville Sportsman Association. Joe was a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Prior to his retirement, he was a die-setter at Crown Cork and Seal, formerly Anchor Hocking, for 46 years. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his sons, Joseph John Beucher Ill, John Vaughn Beucher and Gregory Alan Beucher. He leaves his loving memories to be cherished by his devoted wife, Sandra A. (Vaughn) Beucher; his son, Jeffrey J. Beucher and wife, Margaret, of Connellsville; daughters, Colleen Beucher Smith and Chris Ritter, of Connellsville, Jennifer Beucher Prinkey and husband, William, of Chalk Hill, and Melissa Sue Beucher, of Greensburg; a brother, Thomas Beucher and wife, Paula, of Connellsville; granddaughters, Jessica McLaughlin, Gabrielle and Morgan Smith, McKinley and Shannon Beucher; grandsons, Zachary Beucher and fiancee, Chelsea Kuhn, Gregory Beucher Jr. and wife, Corie, of Belle Vernon, Andrew and Samuel Beucher and Joseph Beucher; great-grandchildren, Anthony Rowan and Aubriana McLaughlin; his mother-in-law, Charlene Vaughn, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and a large, loving family of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, who were more like brothers and sisters, and many nephews and nieces, who were more like sons and daughters. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, 724-628-1430, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Robert Lubic as celebrant. A committal service and interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, P.O. Box 375, Connellsville, PA 15425, in memory of Joseph John Beucher. To leave a message or send condolences, please visit http://www.brooksfuneraIhomes.com.
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Ellenberger, Betty J. 91

  • Vanderbilt
  • Born: 1923-06-21
  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: Galley , Dawson | Get Directions
  • Betty June Ellenberger, 91, of Vanderbilt, peacefully passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Betty was born June 21, 1923, in Vanderbilt, a daughter of the late Jess and Margaret (Shaffer) Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, George Harold Ellenberger, who passed away in January 2008; and a sister, Katherine (Martin) Baker in 2000. Betty is survived by a son, Kevin H. Ellenberger and his wife, Mary, of Washington, Pa.; a daughter, Renee J. Ellenberger and her fiance, David Brady Jr., of Fairmont, W.Va.; granddaughter, Amanda Ellenberger and Ty Howard, of Dublin, Ohio; a grandson, Martin Ellenberger and his wife, Rosa, of Hutto, Texas; two great-grandsons, Devin Kelly, of Dublin, and Oliver Ellenberger, of Hutto; one great-granddaughter, Maya Ellenberger, of Hutto; and a niece, Sheila Kurtz and her husband, Joe, and son, Justin, of Vanderbilt. Her extended family includes Nancy and Robert Peebles, Jack Whoric, Lois and James McKee and Bob Peebles all of Vanderbilt. Betty was blessed with many special friends and caretakers including Ruthie Thomas, Lisa Timms and Patty and Eugene Lint. Betty graduated in 1941 from Dunbar Township High School. She was a teacher's aide with the Connellsville Area School District for 15 years. She was a member of East Liberty Presbyterian Church of Vanderbilt and also attended Vanderbilt United Methodist Church. Her family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. William Kozak and his staff for their loving care and support. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the RALPH E. GALLEY FUNERAL HOME, Dawson, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, with the Rev. David McElroy officiating. Interment will be in the Dickerson Run Union Cemetery.
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Huey, Wayne E. 86

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1928-11-12
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Wayne Emerson Huey, 86, of Connellsville entered Heaven to be with his Savior Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, while in Eicher's Personal Care Home, Normalville. He was born Nov. 12, 1928, in Bullskin Township, a son of the late Walter and Jean (Longanecker) Huey, Wayne served this country in the Marine Corps. Following his years of service, Wayne worked for the Anchor Hocking Corp. in South Connellsville and later in life at Swan's Appliance and Furniture. While he was hard worker, always on the go, Wayne lived for fellowship with his family and his devotion to serving his Lord as an active member and caretaker of East Connellsville United Methodist Church. He was the Sunday School superintendent and served on the administrative board at the church for many years. He also was a longtime member of the Connellsville United Methodist Men. Wayne is survived by two sons, Paul Huey and wife, Andrea, of Greensburg, and Jim Huey, of Connellsville; a daughter, Sandra Smith and husband, Dennis, of Connellsville; his grandchildren, Renee Urbach and husband, Jason, Leslie Rochenberg, Deanna Milicki and husband, Scott, Matthew Huey, Clark Huey and Madeline Huey; and his great-granddaughter, Bristol Milicki. Wayne was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, Wayne was predeceased by his loving and wonderful wife, Eleanor Louise Huey; a son, John Wayne Huey; his sisters, Dorothy Harshman and Audrey Huey; and his brother, Paul Huey. The family sends special thanks to the entire staff of Eicher's Personal Care Home and the employees of Amedisys Hospice. Each one of you truly were a blessing to Wayne and to all of us. Thank you greatly for each compassionate and loving act you gave. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC. 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, 724-628-1430, where a funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. William Mock officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Connellsville Community Ministries, 110 W. Crawford Ave., Connellsville, PA 15425, in memory of Wayne E. Huey. To leave a message or send condolences please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Leonard, John D. 72

  • Dawson
  • Born: 1942-10-06
  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: Graft Jacquillard, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • John D. Leonard, 72, of Dawson, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at his home comforted by his family. He was born Oct. 6, 1942, in Scottdale, a son of the late J.D. Leonard and Dorothy (Stoner) Leonard. John was a people person and enjoyed his employment as a delivery driver for the former DeMuth Florist, Scottdale, and also delivering Meals on Wheels. He was a veteran of the Army, an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, John David Leonard II; a brother, William Leonard; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Barbara Leonard; and three brothers-in-law, Earl Leonard, Dale Fuller and Red Maloy. He is survived by his loving wife, Lucille (Conn) Leonard; his children, Elizabeth Leonard, Richard Leonard and wife, Michele, and Amanda Leonard; three grandchildren, Jamie Lynn Leonard and Wyatt and Austin Leonard; his brothers and sisters, Marianne Leonard, Grace (Keith) Ware, Kenneth (Helen) Leonard, Carolyn Maloy, Robert (Jean) Leonard and Timothy (Sandy) Leonard; and numerous nieces and nephews. As John requested, there will be no public viewing. The family is planning a memorial service, which will be announced. Arrangements for John are in the care of GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. For online condolences and information, please visit http://www.gjfuneral.com.
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Rosendale, Cecilia 93

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1920-11-22
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Kucera, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Cecilia Rosendale, 93, of Connellsville, peacefully passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Cecilia was born Nov. 22, 1920, in Donora, daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Slaminko) Kozar. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Eugene Rosendale, who passed away in 1987; and a brother, Paul Kozar, in 2007. Cecilia is survived by a son, Howard M. Rosendale and his wife, Vicki, of Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Mary Beth Rosendale, of Pittsburgh; and a sister, Josephine (Kozar) Vikartosky, of Mt. Pleasant. Cecilia was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Connellsville and belonged to the Christian Mothers. Cecilia made friends everywhere she went and will be greatly missed. No public visitation. Blessing service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in the RICHARD KUCERA FUNERAL HOME at 127 E. Fairview Ave., Connellsville. Interment will follow in the Visitation Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.
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Stull, Jean 80

  • Champion
  • Born: 1934-04-19
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Melcroft | Get Directions
  • Deloris Jean Stull, 80, of Champion, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in St. Anne's Home, Greensburg. She was born April 19, 1934, in Mill Run, a daughter of the late Herbert and Florence Rugg Ream. Mrs. Stull was a 1951 graduate of Connellsville High School. She was a member of Highway Tabernacle Church in Ohio and was active in the Mobile Missionary Alliance Program. She is survived by her husband, John Robert "J.R." Stull; and two children, Beverly Stull, of West Mifflin, and her daughter, Jocette Rioux, and Russell Stull and his wife, Jane, of Champion. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., corner of Municipal Building Road and Route 711, Melcroft, where funeral services will follow at 8 p.m., with the Rev. Ron Schaeffer officiating. Additional services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Green Haven Memorial Gardens, Canfield, Ohio, with interment to follow. Should one desire, contributions may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Liburn, GA 30047 or donate online to lbda.org/go/donate in memory of Debris Jean Stull, To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Greene County

Scrip, Joseph 71

  • Formerly of Monessen
  • Born: 1943-07-26
  • Died: 2014-11-19
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  • Joseph O. Scrip, 71, of Rices Landing, formerly of Monessen, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Jefferson Hills, surrounded by his family. He was born July 26, 1943, in New Eagle, a son of the late Joseph O. and Margaret Kerestes Scrip. He was a 1960 graduate of Monessen High School. After high school he served in the U.S. Navy for four years. Mr. Scrip retired as vice president for retail sales for Mellon Bank, where he worked for 39 years. On May 23, 1970, he married Cheryl Volk Scrip, who survives. Mr. Scrip was a former resident of Monesson. He resided in Rices Landing since 1996. He was a member of St. Marcellus Roman Catholic Church in Jefferson. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Joseph P. Scrip Sr. (Robin) of Wellsburg, W.Va.; a daughter, Sherri Duel (Dr. Andrew) of Scenery Hill; six grandchildren, Joseph Scrip Jr. (Britnee), Katie Nunley (Connor), Courtney Ambrose, Alyssa, Daniel, and Connor Duel; and a great-granddaughter, Bailee Spryn. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in BEHM FUNERAL HOMES INC., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Marcellus Roman Catholic Church, Jefferson, with the Rev. J. Francis Frazer as celebrant. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association or ARC of Washington County. Condolences may be offered at http://www.behm-funeralhomes.com.
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Washington County

Dusi, Augusta L. 81

  • Formerly of Monongahela
  • Born: 1933-09-20
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Curran-Shaffer, Apollo | Get Directions
  • Augusta Lucille (Bendel) Dusi, 81, formerly of Monongahela, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in West Haven Manor, Washington Township. Born Sept. 20, 1933, in Floreffe, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Susanna Bendel. Augusta was a 1952 graduate of Clairton High School. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother and homemaker who enjoyed gardening, going for rides and exploring estate sales and auctions for antiques. Augusta was an excellent cook and an avid reader. In addition to her parents, Augusta was preceded in death by seven siblings. Augusta is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 60 years, Ernest E. "Ernie" Dusi, of Washington Township; daughter, Dina J. (Chris) Lueth, of San Ramon, Calif.; son, Dino E. Dusi, of Etters; four grandchildren, Michelle, Melissa, Laura and Nate; great-grandson, Connor; sisters, Eleanor Custer, of Floreffe, and Olyce Elliot, of South Carolina; and nieces and nephews. At Augusta's request, all services are private and have been entrusted to the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., Apollo. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Lignian, Marshall 90

  • Formerly of Monongahela
  • Born: 1924-01-08
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Frye Fh/Monongah, Monongahela | Get Directions
  • Marshall E. Lignian, 90, of Edgefield, S.C., formerly of Monongahela, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at home. He was born in Coudersport on Jan. 8, 1924, a son of Marshall E. and Leola Young Lignian. Marshall was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Beatrice Glassmire; a brother, Bernard; his first wife, Helen Ainsworth Lignian in 1960; and his second wife, Irene Putnam Lignian in 1995. On Oct. 17, 1998, he married June Shook Jones, who survives. Also surviving are daughter, Bonnie and her husband, Charles Still, of Edgeville, S.C.; granddaughter, Valerie Andrews of Grovetown, Ga.; and nieces and nephews. Marshall attended Coudersport schools graduating in 1941. He was class president for three years serving during his freshman, sophomore and senior years. After graduation, he enrolled at Penn State. During his junior year, he joined the U.S. Navy in May of 1944 and received his basic training at Bainbridge, Md. During World War II, he served in the Italian Theater and North Africa achieving the rank of Quartermaster Third Class. He returned to the U.S. and was discharged June 1946 in Bainbridge. He received the American Campaign, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign and World War II Victory Medals. Upon returning home, he reentered Penn State and graduated in September 1948 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. Following graduation, he went to work for Corning Glass Works (now Corning Inc.) in Corning, N.Y. in September 1948. He held several positions in supervision, production and engineering during his career in Corning, N.Y., Oneonta, N.Y. and Charleroi. He retired in 1986 after 38 years of service. For the next two years, he worked as a consultant at the Charleroi plant. In 1966, he joined The Sons of the American Revolution in Corning, N.Y. In 1982, having been transferred to the Charleroi plant, he transferred his membership to the George Washington Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society in Washington, Pa. In 1983, he was elected president of the Chapter and served three years through 1986. In 1983, he was elected State Registrar for the Pennsylvania Society. In May 1985, he was elected Third Vice President of the Pennsylvania Society. In succeeding years, he served as Second Vice President, First Vice President and in May 1988, he was elected President of the Pennsylvania Society. In May of 1987 and again in May of 1989, he was elected National Trustee for the Pennsylvania Society. Also in May 1989, he was elected secretary of the Pennsylvania Society serving until May 1997. In June of 1997 and again in June 1999, he was elected Vice President General of the Middle Atlantic District of the National Society for a one-year term. In May of 2000, he resigned as State Registrar of Pennsylvania after having served in that capacity for 17 years. In July of 2000, he was elected Genealogist General for the National Society and served one year. Over the years, he received numerous awards for his service, including the Patriot Medal, five Meritorious Service Medals, seven Liberty Medals and numerous Distinguished Service Certificates. In July 1998, he received the highest award given by the National Society, the prestigious Minute Man Medal. He also received the Mr. SAR Award from the Pennsylvania Society. Other organizations he has been affiliated with are the Carroll American Legion James C. Ford Post 949 and the Mid Mon Valley Shipmates, where he was chairman of its Flag Etiquette Committee. They visited area elementary schools and presented programs on the history of the flag, folding of the flag and what constitutes respect and disrespect of the flag. He was a life member of the Penn State Alumni Association and the Masonic Fraternity of which he was a Thirty Second Degree member. He also held memberships in the Eulalia F and AM No. 342, the Coudersport Consistory and the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela, where he had served on church council, the finance committee, the worship committee and as head usher. Friends will be received on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the FRYE FUNERAL HOME INC., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Alan Morrison officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. The Mid Mon Valley Shipmates will conduct a Two Bell Ceremony on Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Marshall’s memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 430 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA. 15063. Online condolences may be made to the family at http://www.fryefuneralhome.com.
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Panizzi, Elaine 81

  • Monongahela
  • Born: 1932-12-03
  • Died: 2014-11-12
  • Funeral Home: Frye Fh/Monongah, Monongahela | Get Directions
  • Elaine E. Panizzi, 81, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, in the Victoria House, Monessen. She was born Dec. 3, 1932, in Donora, the daughter of Louis and Edith Elaine Reasbeck Gedeon. Elaine graduated from Donora High School. She retired from U.S. Steel after 35 years of employment and was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (formerly St. Anthony's) of Monongahela. Elaine loved traveling to visit her sisters in Ohio. She enjoyed watching the Steelers, bowling and ceramics. She is survived by two sisters, LaVerne Kuma of Donora, and Trudy Hughes of Parma Heights, Ohio; special niece, Lisa Whisker; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leo F. Panizzi, who died July 6, 2007; five brothers, Louis, Donald, Paul, Raymond and Glenn Gedeon; and three sisters, Lois Rea, Collette DiPiazza and Carolyn Naccarato. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at 10 a.m. in St. Damien of Molokai Parish with the Rev. William Terza, pastor, as celebrant. Committal services and inurnment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Father Leger Memorial Fund, 722 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA. 15063. Online condolences may be made to the family at http://www.fryefuneralhome.com.
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Branca, Barbara A. 75

  • St. Augustine, Fla.
  • Died: 2014-11-10
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Barbara Ann Branca, 75, of St. Augustine, Fla., passed away unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh and was a graduate of St. Paul's Cathedral High School. Barbara worked for Union National Bank in Pittsburgh for 30 years, retiring as an officer of the bank in 1996, and was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church. She had only recently moved to St. Augustine to live near her daughter and family. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William A. Branca; a sister, Nancy Lockwich; and a brother, John Connolly. She is survived by her son, Jeffrey Branca and his wife, Laura, of Cincinnati, Ohio; daughter, Kathleen Higgins and her husband, Joe, of St. Augustine; beloved sisters, Patricia Dupuis, of Quebec, and Mary Kaufman, of Pittsburgh; and her grandchildren, John Branca, Alyssa Branca, Megan Higgins and Michael Higgins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 311 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216, with a luncheon to follow at 11:30 a.m. at Calabria's Italian Restaurant, 3107 Library Road, Castle Shannon, PA 15234. Arrangements by LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Cole, Donald P. 53

  • Laurel
  • Born: 1961-04-30
  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: Donaldson, Laurel | Get Directions
  • Donald P. Cole, 53, of Laurel, Md., passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at John Hopkins Hospital. He was born April 30, 1961, in Greensburg, the son of Donald and Magdalene (Honeychuck) Cole, of Scottdale. He received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from The University of Pittsburgh (1983) and received his master's in technical management from Johns Hopkins University (2003). He was a graduate of Greensburg Salem High School (1979), where he was number 62 on the football team. He was a Consultant at Jovian Concepts. Donald was an avid hunter and Steelers fan. His joy in life was being the best father he could be to his sons and coaching soccer. He attended St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, in Laurel, Md. Donald is survived by his sons, Matthew, Steven and Michael; and former wife, Theresa Marolda. He also leaves his mother, Jane (Richard) Clohessy, Louise (Robert) Wilhelm, and Eileen Moffa, of Greensburg, Emily (Peter) Daloni, of Hermitage, Barbara (Mark W.) Baker, of Columbus, Ohio, and Mary Ellen Cole, of Paso Robles, Calif. He is also survived by his brother and best friend, David P. (Karen) Cole, of Greensburg, as well as 20 nieces and nephews and 13 great-nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his hunting partners, Eddie Nowicki, Jim Cole and Christopher DeFlitch. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the DONALDSON FUNERAL HOME, 313 Talbott Ave., Laurel, Md. A Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Fulton, Md. Interment will be at noon Sat., Nov. 22, 2014, in St. Jacqueline Cemetery, Tidioute, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, East 33 St., New York, N.Y. 10016, or http://www.kidney.org/donate.
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Meloy Sr., John F. 92

  • Abilene, Texas
  • Born: 1922-03-18
  • Died: 2014-11-07
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  • John Francis Meloy Sr., 92, of Abilene, Texas, passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Abilene. John was born March 18, 1922, in Blairsville, to Thomas M. Meloy and Margaret Hamil Meloy. He married Valetta Mae Way Feb., 11, 1950, in Blairsville. He worked as a shipping supervisor for the Federal Laboratories in Saltsburg. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Army. He loved to hunt. He was also an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates. He was a dedicated family man who loved to spend time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his wife, Valetta Mae Meloy; his parents, Thomas M. Meloy and Margaret Hamil Meloy; his brothers, Leo, Dutch, Frank and Jim; and sisters, Dorothy, Jean, Mary and Margaret. John is survived by daughters, Barbara and husband, Gary, of Blairsville; Genevieve and husband, Malin Sadler, of Denver, Colo.; sons John Meloy Jr., of Lexington, N.C., and Mark Meloy and wife, Vicky, of Abilene, Texas; six grandchildren, Carrie Elrick, Kelley Boudreau-Backlund, Kim Boudreau-Harder, Katelyn Sadler, Corey Meloy and Chris Meloy; seven-great grandchildren, Morgan Elrick, Nathan Backlund, Kaley Backlund, Matthew Backlund, Michael Harder, Sean Harder and Brayden Heath. Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at THE HAMIL FAMILY FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road, in Abilene, with burial following in the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to The Oaks at Radford Hills, 725 Medical Drive, Abilene, TX, 79601. Online condolences may be submitted at http://www.HamilFamilyFuneralHome.com.
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Page, Dorothy Sis A.

  • Died: 2014-11-10
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Dorothy Anne "Sis" Page passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, after a long and vibrant life. Born in 1921, Miss Page was the youngest of eight children of the late Frank T. and Elizabeth (Hogan) Page. She is survived by her brother, Frank T. Page Jr. She was preceded in death by brothers, John D., Edward F. and Richard J. Page; and by sisters, Elizabeth P. Murray, Virginia P. Sheedy and Martha P. Wilson. She is also survived by 28 nieces and nephews and approximately 150 of their children and grandchildren. For many years, Sis was an administrator at McClosky and O'Neill insurance brokers, and then at Alexander and Alexander. She will be fondly remembered for her intelligence, remarkable sense of humor and sincere love of God and family. Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire St., http://www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at St. Paul Cathedral. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Shadyside Hospital Foundation, 532 S. Aiken Ave., Suite 302, Pittsburgh, PA 15232.
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Scott, Kenneth C. 66

  • Sunnvale, Calif.
  • Born: 1948-09-08
  • Died: 2014-11-15
  • Funeral Home: Forgie-Snyder, East McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Kenneth C. Scott, 66, of Sunnyvale, Calif., passed Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. He was born Sept. 8, 1948, in England. Kenneth was a brilliant power electronics engineer, CEO at his own engineering company, Westinghouse Elevator Division, Vicor, and General Atomics. He is survived by his loving wife of more than 27 years, Lisa (Cehula) Scott. Surviving loving family includes in-laws: father and mother, Joe and Becky Cehula; sisters, Cynthia Brunner, Mary Cehula and Renee Cehula; brother, Joseph Cehula; and nieces, Regina Ransom and Christine Stack. He is also survived by his loving family, including father and mother, John and Anne Scott, of England; sisters, Mavis Scott and June Wilson, of England; and nieces and nephews. A private service will be followed by interment at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, North Versailles. Arrangements handled by the FORGIE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to either St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 1313 5th Ave., East McKeesport, PA 15035 or the charity of your choice in Ken's name.
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Zuzik, Thomas B. 79

  • Califon, N.J. , Formerly of Crabtree
  • Born: 1935-03-25
  • Died: 2014-11-18
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  • Thomas Bartholomew Zuzik, 79, of Califon, N.J., formerly of Crabtree, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Thomas was born March 25, 1935, in Hempfield Township. He has lived in Califon since 1985 and was previously of Wayne, N.J. Thomas was the president of Artistic Railings Inc. in Garfield, N.J. He was extremely industrious and built his own company in which his metal work can be found nationally. Thomas was a dedicated parishioner of St. George's Byzantine Catholic Church in Newark, N.J., for many years and was currently a parishioner at St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Hillsborough, N.J. Most importantly, Thomas was a family man. Thomas is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elaine (Plosa); his children, Paul Zuzik and wife, Phyllis, Janice-Anne (Zuzik) Voyce and husband, Dr. William J. and Thomas B. Zuzik Jr.; his siblings, Bart, Denis and Mark; his seven grandchildren, Nicole, Michael, Steven, Amanda, Zachary, Anna and Marykate; and his two great-grandchildren, Karsen and William. He was predeceased by his brother, Paul Zuzik. A celebration of Thomas's life will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at the WILLIAM J. LEBER FUNERAL HOME, 15 Furnace Road (corner of Route 206), Chester, NJ (908-879-3090). A funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Hillsborough, N.J. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester, N.J. Condolences can be entered on the funeral home's website, http://www.williamjleberfh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Thomas's name to either St. George's Byzantine Catholic Church in Newark, N.J. or to St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Hillsborough, N.J.
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