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Bee, Robert S. 83

  • Highland Park
  • Died: 2015-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Zalewski, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Robert S. "Bobby Bee" Bee, 83, of Highland Park, died Sunday, July 26, 2015. He was the husband of Ruby E. Bee; father of Linda Huston, Robert Bee, Debora Campbell, Pamela VanPelt, Deborah, Susan, Douglas Meskel and the late Joseph Meskel; grandfather of Gretchen Smodic and many other grand and great-grandchildren; and brother of Sandy and the late Ann DeLaney. Bob was known as "Golden Fingers", and was a singer and guitar player of country and oldies music, he was also a retired technical sergeant of the Air Force with 20 years of service. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 216 44th St., Lawrenceville. Funeral service will be 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
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Bilak, Carol A. 71

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1943-09-05
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Hunter-Edmundson-Striffler, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Carol Anne Bilak, 71, of McKeesport, died Thursday, July 2, 2015. She was born in Pittsburgh on Sept. 5, 1943. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Richard Bilak. She was preceded in death by her adoptive parents, Mary and Al Triano. Arrangements were handled by HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132, (412-678-6191). Donations may be made to White Oak Animal Safe Haven or Animal Friends, Western PA Humane Society or In Care of Cats.
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Carr, Carole A. 64

  • Baldwin , Formerly of Duquesne
  • Born: 1950-12-15
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Carole Ann Carr, 64, of Baldwin, formerly of Duquesne, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born Dec. 15, 1950, in Dearborn, Mich., to the late Edward and Mary Louise (Morini) Kozarian and was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne. She was the past president of the GFWC - Women's Club of Duquesne. She was also the past president of Allegheny County Circle of Presidents, the Allegheny County Federation of Women's Clubs and was a former member of the Extended State Board of GFWC Federation of Women's Clubs. She loved being around her grandchildren and their activities. She was the beloved wife of 48 years of Dennis P. Carr; mother of Denise (Joe "Chuck") Swenglish, of Munhall, D.J. (Tracy) Carr, of Duquesne, and Jennifer (Eric) Allen, of West Mifflin; grandmother of Brittany Allen, Austin Swenglish, Christopher Swenglish, Lacey Allen, Falyn Carr, Tori Carr and Demi Carr; sister of Edward (Patti) Kozarian, of York, Pa., Michael (Patti) Kozarian, of Baldwin, and Joseph (Lori) Kozarian, of Baldwin; sister of the late Barbara Kozarian and the late Christine Shuestock. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015, and Friday, July 31, 2015, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, Supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, Funeral Director. A blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish, with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Interment will be in Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Pittsburgh, 6507 Wilkins Ave., Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.
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Condy, Richard J. 59

  • Springdale
  • Died: 2015-07-05
  • Funeral Home: Jarvie, Cheswick | Get Directions
  • Richard J. Condy, 59, of Springdale, passed away July 5, 2015. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Rachel Carson Riverfront Park, Cheswick. Everyone is invited to attend along with his friends and family.
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DiDiano, Juliet 80

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-07-24
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Juliet (Fusilli) DiDiano Monroeville, 80, of Monroeville, died Friday, July 24, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert D. DiDiano; loving mother of Robin Kalkstein and Dr. James R. (Jamie) DiDiano and the late Edward I. Uherek; grandmother of Christopher Vecchio (Amber), Jesse (Natalie), Dustin, Amanda and Shannon Kalkstein, Zachary Uherek, Matthew, Robert and Nicholas DiDiano; great-grandmother of Addalyn Vecchio; and sister of Donald, Johnny, Joe and Darlene Fusilli, and the late Rosemary Fusilli, Katie Corsaro and Lil Simco. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Juliet was preceded in death by her parents, Dominick and Eva (Yanuzo) Fusilli. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 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 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at North American Martyrs Church, with Father Joseph Luisi as celebrant. Interment will be following in Restland Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Faigen, Cynthia R.

  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Schugar, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Cynthia Ruth Faigen died peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Gerard Faigen; beloved mother of Ross (Suzy) Faigen and Steven (David Evans) Faigen; loving sister-in-law of Margie Abels; grandma of Lisanne (fiance, Sean Reichert) Faigen, Katelyn Faigen, Maggie Faigen, Katherine (fiance, Mark Aquilar) French and Adam Faigen; and great-grandmother of Alexis French. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Services at 11 a.m. Friday at Temple David, 4415 Northern Pike, Monroeville. Visitation one hour prior to services (10 to 11 a.m.). Interment at Kether Torah Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Temple David, 4415 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146. Arrangements entrusted to RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC. www.schugar.com.
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Farruggia, Agnes E. 87

  • East Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2015-07-25
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Agnes E. "Aggie" Farruggia, 87, of East Pittsburgh, died Saturday, July 25, 2015. Aggie retired from JC Penney. She was the beloved sister of Dorothy Wallace, of Trafford; and loving aunt of Deborah Zahorchak, David Wallace and Susan Wallace. She has a great-niece and nephew and five great-great-nieces and nephews. Friends welcome from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Aggie will be laid to rest in Braddock Catholic Cemetery. www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Graham Sr., Edward W. 79

  • O'Hara Township
  • Died: 2015-07-25
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Edward W. "Ted" Graham Sr., 79, of O'Hara Township, died Saturday, July 25, 2015. He was the beloved companion of Armead Redd; beloved father of Kimberly A. Graham, Edward W. Graham Jr. and Heather L. Graham; grandfather of Jessica, Ariel and Laura Carlson and Veronica and Alexander Graham; brother of Ann Sunseri, Judith Graham, Katherine O'Brien and the late Howard and Philip Graham; and is also survived by nieces and nephews. Ted drove a bus for 30 years and was the eighth driver hired after the incorporation of Port Authority Transit. He served his country in the Marine Corps from 1954 to 1957. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, 6214 Walnut St., Shadyside. Funeral and interment will be private.
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Hall, Donald P. 58

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1957-03-27
  • Died: 2015-07-24
  • Funeral Home: Waters, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Donald P. Hall, 58, of McKeesport, departed this life peacefully Friday, July 24, 2015, in the VA Hospital in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. He was born March 27, 1957, in McKeesport, son of the late Andrew Hall Sr. and Martha Raymond Hall. He was a graduate of McKeesport Area High School and later received an associate degree from Triangle Tech in refrigeration, heating and cooling. He had been employed as an Electronics Technician with the Raytheon Corporation and was also a Navy veteran, serving from 1978 until 1983. Surviving are brothers, Ronald A. Hall; his twin, Floyd (Linda) Hall, Flawzel (Barbara) Hall and Andrew (Sharon) Hall, all of McKeesport, and Timothy Session, of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Linda Smith, of Buffalo, N.Y., and Andrea Lynn Hall, of McKeesport; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at the Zion Baptist Church, 1300 Locust St., McKeesport. A memorial service will follow the visitation hour at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Truss officiating and the Rev. John T. Davidson bringing the eulogy. Local arrangements are entrusted to the ROBERT A. WATERS FUNERAL HOME INC., McKeesport. Interment will be private.
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Hatalsky, Sophie 92

  • Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1922-07-31
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Cicholski-Zidek, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Sophie (Roebuck) Hatalsky, 92, of Natrona Heights, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in Belair Health and Rehabilitation Center, Lower Burrell. She was born July 31, 1922, in Yatesboro, a daughter of the late Anthony and Helen Grela Roebuck. Sophie worked as a clerk at the former Walzers Dry Cleaners in Natrona Heights for 22 years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Parish, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Natrona Heights, the Burtner House Historical Society, Fawndale Garden Club and the Fellowship Circle of the church. Sophie enjoyed gardening and arts and crafts. She is survived by her children, Cheryl (Floyd "Bucky") Taraszewski, of Natrona Heights, Charles E. Hatalsky Jr., of Jersey Shore, Pa., and Roberta "Bobbie" (Charles) Korman, of New Kensington; seven grandchildren, Carrie J. Taraszewski, Charles (Tina) Hatalsky III, Andrew (Dana) Hatalsky, B.J. (Meghan) Taraszewski, Danielle Suity, Andrea Korman and Sophie Hatalsky; eight great grandchildren; brother, Michael (Jan) Roebuck, of Oregon; and sisters, Viola Bibza, of Natrona Heights, and Julia Hufnagel, of Penn Hills. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Hatalsky Sr., on Nov. 9, 1996; brother, Stanley Roebuck; sisters, Nellie McFadden, Frances Zakonis, Anna Roebuck, Mary Simcoviak and Josephine Simpson. 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, 724-224-8688, where a blessing service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:30 a.m. in Most Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial will be in Deer Creek Cemetery, Harmar Township. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Sophie may be made to the Burtner House Restoration Society, P.O. Box 292, Natrona Heights, PA 15065. To send an online condolence, please visit www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.
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Hazlett, Robert A. 51

  • Fawn Township
  • Born: 1963-08-30
  • Died: 2015-07-24
  • Funeral Home: Siemianowski, Russellton | Get Directions
  • Robert A. Hazlett, 51, of Fawn Township, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015, at UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Aug. 30, 1963, in New Kensington, to Richard and Leona (Fosnaught) Hazlett, of Fawn Township. Robert was a union carpenter. He is survived by his son, Rob Hazlett, of Harmar Township; grandchildren, Ryan and Jax Hazlett; siblings, Rick Hazlett, of Harmar Township, Mark (Anne) Hazlett, of Monroeville, and Tammy Hazlett, of Harmar Township; and several nieces and nephews. At Roberts request, arrangements will be private. Arrangements are by the ADAM SIEMIANOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, Russellton, West Deer Township. For online condolences, please visit www.westdeerfuneralhome.com.
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Henderson, George C. 78

  • Liberty Borough
  • Born: 1937-07-01
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Clairton | Get Directions
  • George Clayton Henderson, 78, died peacefully at his home in Liberty Borough, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was born July 1, 1937, in Uniontown, one of three children of George Albert and Margaret Elizabeth (Law) Henderson. George proudly served in the Marine Corps and was a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Krueger, and is survived by his beloved wife, Betty Jean Henderson; three loving children, George J. (Katherine) Henderson, Diane L. (Bill Chase) Rohall and Denise A. (Stephen) Turek; seven grandchildren, Jade E. Henderson, Joseph G. Rohall, Stephen P. Turek Jr., Janeen L. Rohall, Samantha P. Henderson, Jacob A. Turek and Jeffrey G. Henderson; one sister, Barbara (Paul) Finney; and brother-in-law, Amil Krueger. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the time of his funeral service at noon Saturday in the STEPHEN D. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Route 51 (Large), in Jefferson Hills. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery. George was very devoted to his family and friends. He enjoyed the outdoors immensely, loved to work around the house and had the ability to fix anything. Known for his honesty, integrity, this great man touched all those who made his acquaintance. George was loved by all and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. For condolences, visit www.stephendslater.com.
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Heuler, John J. 86

  • Sewickley
  • Born: 1928-07-29
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Copelands, Sewickley | Get Directions
  • John Joseph "Joe" Heuler, 86, a lifelong resident of Sewickley, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015, at UPMC Passavant. He was born July 29, 1928, in Sewickley, to the late John A. and LaVerne (Brunner) Heuler. He was the beloved husband for 62 years of Ellen (Merriman) Heuler; loving brother of Gerard J. Heuler (Betty), of Ambridge, and the late Martha Solkovy, Catherine Heuler and Paul Heuler; cherished brother-in-law of Cheryl Heuler, of Florida, Allen M. Merriman, of West Virginia, Grace A. Merriman and Aileen Keith, both of Sewickley; also many loving nieces and nephews. Joe and his brother, Gerard, were third generation owners and bakers of Heuler Bakery until its closing in 1968. Joe was a member of St. James Church, Sewickley American Legion and a 1946 graduate of Sewickley High School. He proudly served in the Marine Corps. Visitation was held Tuesday, July 28, 2015, and Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at COPELAND'S SEWICKLEY, 702 Beaver St., where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015. Officiating will be Father Richard Terdine. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery with full military honors.
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Hoffstot Jr., Henry P. 97

  • Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1917-11-13
  • Died: 2015-06-29
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Henry Phipps Hoffstot Jr. died peacefully Monday, June 29, 2015, at his home on Fifth Avenue. As was his wish, he died in the same bedroom where his mother had died nearly half a century ago. He was 97. Mr. Hoffstot was born on Dunmoyle Street in Pittsburgh on Nov. 13, 1917, the second son of Henry Phipps Hoffstot and Marguerite Martin. He attended Misses Bradshaws' School on School House Lane and was graduated from Shady Side Academy in 1935, Harvard College in 1939 and Harvard Law School in 1942. He served in the Army from 1942 to 1946 as a second lieutenant in the Counter Intelligence Corps and was credited with the arrest of Werner von Braun. He joined Reed, Smith, Shaw and McClay in 1942, where he was assistant managing partner from 1972 to 1983. He remained at the firm for 73 years, going to the office regularly until the end of 2014. In 1947, he married Barbara Snyder Drew, daughter of Mary Snyder and James Byron Drew, chief justice of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. They had two children: a daughter, Thayer Drew, and a son, Henry Phipps Hoffstot III, who is married to the former Daryln Upson Todd Brewer. Mr. Hoffstot had five grandchildren, Ian Hoffstot Unterman, Megan Drew, Dominey Drew, Henry Fife Hoffstot and Maeve Upson Hoffstot. Mr. Hoffstot served on numerous boards, including Carnegie Institute, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Phipps Conservatory, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, the American Museum in Britain, the Morewood-Shadyside Civic Association, St. Edmund's Academy, the Visiting Nurse Foundation, Family and Children's Services, The Biltmore in Asheville, N.C., Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, and Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, among many others. He was director of the Pennsgrove Water Supply Company and the Heppenstall and Midvale-Heppenstall Companies. Over the course of five decades, he served as a deacon, elder, president of the board of trustees, ruling elder and clerk of the session of Shadyside Presbyterian Church. He had homes in Pittsburgh, New Waterford, Ohio, Palm Beach, Fla., and County Galway, Ireland. There was a private burial in New Waterford, Ohio. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Shadyside Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC. freyvogelfuneralhome.com.
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Hopkins, Dorothy 97

  • Carnegie , Formerly of Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Trenz, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Dorothy (Feldman) Hopkins, 97, of Carnegie, formerly Mt. Lebanon, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015. She was the beloved sister of Rosemary (Dunn) Rankin; loving aunt of Clifford N. Rankin (Diane); great-aunt of Katie Rose and Evie Rankin; and brother of the late Michael J. Dunn (Joanne). She was preceded in death by her husbands, Clifford C. Hopkins and Earl F. Feldman. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 11110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Bartholomew Church. Memorials may be made to St. Bartholomew Angel Fund or Pittsburgh Animal Rescue League.
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Hornyak III, John 64

  • Born: 1950-08-15
  • Died: 2015-07-24
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  • John Hornyak III, 64, of Lakeville, Minn., died peacefully at home Friday, July 24, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Glenda; children, Kimberly (Jamie) Redetzke and Chris (Sarah); grandchildren, Nicole, Tyler, Luke, Madelyn and Alyssa; sister, Mary Jo (Randy) Potter; nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Hornyak Jr. and Mary (Petrosky) Hornyak. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Trinity Church, 10658 210th St., W. Lakeville, MN. Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 20134 Kenwood Trail, and also one hour prior to service at church. Interment: Fort Snelling Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn. White Funeral Home, Lakeville, Minn., 952-469-2723. www.whitefuneralhomes.com.
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Johnson, Stanford 71

  • Clairton
  • Born: 1944-06-18
  • Died: 2015-07-24
  • Funeral Home: Waters, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Stanford Johnson, 71, of Clairton, departed this life peacefully, at home, Friday, July 24, 2015. He was born June 18, 1944, in Mayesville, S.C., son of the late Samuel and Chanie Johnson. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph, Curdell, Jack and Sidney Johnson. He was a graduate of Eastern High School in Sumter, S.C., and a former member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Mayesville, S.C. He later moved to Paterson, N.J., where he worked at the Thomas' English Muffin Co. as a machine operator for many years and later worked for many years at the Community Auto Shop. Surviving are the love of his life, devoted wife of 48 years, Sadie (Parks) Johnson; sons, Carl Christopher Jackson and Stanford Johnson, both of Clairton, and Sidney Johnson, of Paterson, N.J.; daughters, Carolyn Span and Tara Johnson, both of Paterson, N.J., and Wendy Johnson, of Elizabeth, N.J.; 19 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Ella M. Harper, of Clairton; brothers, Samuel (Ruth) Johnson, of Pittsburgh, and Johnnie (Maxine) Johnson, of Cleveland, Ohio; three sisters-in-law, Delores Johnson, of Temple Hills, Md., Sharon Johnson and Olivia Johnson; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives; many friends; and special extended family, the Millers, Helen, Burel, Edith and Mary. Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, at Morning Star Baptist Church, 307 Shaw Ave., Clairton, with funeral services following the visitation hour. The Rev. Dr. Willie J. Thompson will officiate. Interment will be Monday, Aug. 3, in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Local arrangements entrusted to the ROBERT A. WATERS FUNERAL HOME INC., Clairton.
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Kennedy, Dallas A. 18

  • Elizabeth
  • Born: 1996-08-10
  • Died: 2015-07-25
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Dallas Allen Kennedy, 18, of Elizabeth, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Mon Valley Hospital, Monongahela. Dallas was a mechanic at Bowser Automotive in Pleasant Hills and a 2014 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and Steel Center Vo-Tech. He loved working on automobiles, racing cars, mudding, hunting and fishing with his Dad. Born Aug. 10, 1996, in Pittsburgh, he was the beloved son of Jeffrey Allen Kennedy and Mary Jo (Trail) Kennedy, of Elizabeth. In addition to his parents, he is survived by brothers, Austin and Dalton Kennedy, of Elizabeth; maternal grandmother, Mary Trail, of Munhall; paternal grandparents, Richard and Evelyn Kennedy, of Glassport; and also aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Orville L. Trail Sr. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth. A funeral service will take place at noon Thursday, July 30, 2015, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Chris Duff officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Dallas's Funeral Fund by visiting dm2.gofund.me/8Z2A9S8ZB34M. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Kudlach, Marlene C. 79

  • Frazer Township
  • Born: 1935-09-07
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Marlene C. (Doutt) Kudlach, 79, of Frazer Township, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights, following a brief illness. She was born Sept. 7, 1935, in Frazer Township, daughter of the late Carl E. and Rose (Schmidt) Doutt. She has lived in Frazer Township since 1983, and prior to that, East Deer Township. Marlene was a homemaker and was also formerly employed at Thorofare and West Penn Hat and Cap. She was a member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Creighton, and a 1953 graduate of Tarentum High School. She enjoyed cooking, baking and sewing. She also enjoyed cooking for family dinners, especially Christmas Eve. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Alois P. Kudlach; children, Reine C. (Edward J.) Savka Sr., of East Deer Township, and Alois A. (Nuria) Kudlach, of State College; grandchildren, Jennifer L. Savka and Edward J. Savka Jr., both of East Deer Township, and Alexander P. Kudlach, of State College; and a sister, Beverly Hamm, of Wood River, Neb. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. Tenth Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526, where a prayer service will be held at 9:20 a.m. Saturday, followed by a Christian funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Creighton, with her pastor, the Rev. Thomas L. Gillespie, MD, officiating. Entombment will be in Our Lady of Hope Mausoleum, Frazer Township. Visit: www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Lankford, Audrey J. 83

  • Elizabeth
  • Born: 1932-04-30
  • Died: 2015-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Waters, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Audrey J. Davison Lankford, 83, of Elizabeth, departed this life peacefully, at home, Sunday, July 26, 2015. She was born April 30, 1932, in Elizabeth, daughter of the late Luke Davison and Nellie Mae Lerean Davison. She was preceded in death by her seven siblings. She was a lifelong resident of Elizabeth, where she was born and raised, and was a graduate of the Elizabeth Forward School District. Her wide work experience included Keystone Distributing, Sears Roebuck, crossing guard for the Elizabeth School District and G.O.D. (Gifts of Distinction). She was a member of Oasis Ministries and was part of the ministerial staff as head of senior ministries. Surviving are her husband of 62 years, William Nathan Lankford, of Elizabeth; two sons, Warren Lankford, of Elizabeth, and Bishop Ray (Pastor Kim) Lankford, of McKeesport; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives; and many friends. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, at Oasis Ministries, 2017 Pennsylvania Ave., West Mifflin, PA 15222, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, with Bishop Ray Lankford officiating. Interment will be Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Local arrangements entrusted to the ROBERT A. WATERS FUNERAL HOME INC., Clairton.
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Lee, Jack A. 79

  • Wilmerding
  • Born: 1936-07-06
  • Died: 2015-07-23
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Jack Albert Lee, 79, of Wilmerding, died Thursday, July 23, 2015, in the UPMC East, Monroeville. He was born July 6, 1936, in Turtle Creek, a son of the late Lawrence and Annabelle (Soles) Lee. He was a retired staff sergeant, having served with the Marines and Army, and a member of the Fraternal Order of the Purple Heart. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicky (Lee) Hornak. Surviving is his wife, Hyeson (Chong) "Sonny" Lee; children, Michael Lee and wife, Lena, Karen (Lee) Schake, Sandy Canady and husband, Charles; grandchildren, Matt, Malory, Caitlyn, Ryan, Jenna, Tommy, Raven, Chloe, Stephanie and Mike; great-grandchildren, Tori, Dylin, Faith, Rylee and Wayne; a sister, Peggy Kopilchak; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Lucas, Ronald J.

  • North Side
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Kunsak, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Ronald J. Lucas, of the North Side, died Monday, July 27, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Kristin Lucas; father of Garrett W. and Nicholas J.; stepfather of Dustin Moore, Michael (Kayla) Schmidt and Courtney Schmidt; grandfather of Skylar and Jaden Moore and Phoenix Schmidt; son of Martha and the late William Lucas; brother of Robert Lucas and the late Clarence Cook and Richard Lucas; and is also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the THOMAS P. KUNSAK FUNERAL HOME INC., 3552 California Ave. at Davis Ave. A funeral Divine Liturgy will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church. Parastas will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
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Marasco, Marie S. 95

  • Sewickley
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Pinkerton, Avalon | Get Directions
  • Marie Sadie LaScola Bruno Marasco, 95, of Sewickley, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late James P. Marasco and Frank A. Bruno; loving mother of Margaret L. (the late Ron Sr.) Natoli, Charles S. Bruno and Frank S. (Cathy) Bruno; dear grandmother of Dina (John) Donovan, Ron Natoli Jr., Chuckie Bruno, Debbie (Mark) Hinnebusch, Mark (Ellaura) Bruno and Darren Bruno and 14 great-grandchildren; and sister of John (Joan) LaScola and the late Jennie Bennardo, Sadie Green and Charles LaScola. She also is survived by many, many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Church, Glenfield Road. Everyone please meet at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the NA Community Outreach or Catholic Charities. Arrangements entrusted to the ORION C. PINKERTON FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-766-5600. Online condolences may be offered at www.pinkertonfuneralhome.net.
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McCluskey, John C. 87

  • Plum
  • Died: 2015-07-01
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  • John Charles McCluskey, 87, of Plum, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015. He was the beloved husband of 62 years to Joan (Gdovic) McCluskey; and proud and loving father of five children, John (Char) McCluskey Jr., of Iowa, David (Kasia) McCluskey, of Utah, Cynthia Slavinsky, of Utah, Jacquelyn (Keith) Schultz, of Dormont, and Kathleen McCluskey, of West Mifflin. He is survived by 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by seven siblings. His only surviving sister is Betty (Paul) Kubichan, of Tarentum. He served in the Army's 101st Airborne, Regimental Pathfinders. He survived the Battle of Bastogne, Marvin Gardens and many more. Jack was a retired Teamster for Helm's Express and was a lifetime member, board member and range safety officer at the Logan's Ferry Sportman's Club. Family and friends attended a viewing at JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC. Services were conducted by the Rev. Eugene Miller. The American Legion Post 820 Honor Guard held a ceremony and presented a flag to his wife.
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McCully, William E.

  • Plum
  • Died: 2015-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • William E. McCully died Sunday, July 26, 2015, at home in Plum. He was the beloved husband of 45 years to Carol (LoPresti) McCully; dear father of Vanessa Richmond and her husband, James, of Oakmont, and Tara McCully, of Plum, and her fiance, Keith Amodeo; dear pappy of Luccia and Anthony; dear brother of David and Diaon McCully; brother-in-law of Janet and Michael LoPresti and Nancy Buccigrossi; and nephew of Mary Garofolo and JoAnn McMichael. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday only at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Madonna del Castello Roman Catholic Church. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Mellor, Ronald W. 68

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Kunsak, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Ronald W. Mellor, 68, of Ross Township, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015. He was the beloved father of Robert (Melissa), Rhonda (Larry) Kirchner and the late Ronald Evans and Lisa Marie Evans; grandfather of Malinda, Joshua, Angie, Fred, Laura and Christopher; son of the late Ronald W. and Jenny Mellor; and brother of Margie Dove and the late Joanne Bulboff. Friends will be received from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday only, Aug. 2, 2015, at the THOMAS P. KUNSAK FUNERAL HOME INC., 3552 California Ave. at Davis Ave., where a funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday.
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Mihlfried, Vincent J. 92

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2015-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Sperling, McCandless | Get Directions
  • Vincent J. Mihlfried, 92, of Ross Township, died Sunday, July 26, 2015. He was the husband of the late Evelyn Burke Mihlfried; brother of Verna Bauer and her daughter, Janet; and stepfather of Bernard (Patty) Manski and the late Mary Jane Bogacz. He is also survived by five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. Mr. Mihlfried honorably served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at SPERLING FUNERAL HOME, 700 Blazier Drive, McCandless. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Spirit Parish, Millville. Everyone please meet at church. Remembrances can be left at www.sperlingfuneral.com.
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Mizerak, Andrew D. 48

  • Died: 2015-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Andrew D. Mizerak, 48, died Sunday, July 26, 2015. He was the son of James E. and Sally (Mawhinney) Mizerak, of Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of Mt. Lebanon; and younger brother of Matthew Mizerak (Mt. Lebanon High School 1981, now of New York City). Andy was a 1984 graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School, where he lettered in football and hockey. He also played on traveling baseball and hockey teams and enjoyed golfing. Andy earned his degree from Robert Morris University. He was a Certified Insurance Adjuster, specializing in flood insurance as well as property and casualty, and recently became president of Mizerak Adjusting Company, succeeding his father. Friends will be welcomed from 1 until 4 p.m. Saturday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Services and interment will be private. If desired, memorials may be made to the United Way of Allegheny County. www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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O'Donnell, Myfanwy 81

  • Whitehall
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Myfanwy "Vanny" O'Donnell, 81, of Whitehall, died Monday, July 27, 2015. She was the beloved mother of Karen (Robert) Humphreys, Barbara Lynn (Scott) Finney, of Woodbridge, Va., and Paul (Debbie) O'Donnell Jr., of Apopka, Fla.; sister of Florence R. (Francis) Eichenlaub and the late Giacomo David Kimicata and John Richard Kimicata; and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and step-grandchildren. Vanny was an avid bridge player and lover of her grandpets. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to Celtic Hospice, 150 Scharberry Lane, Mars, PA 16046 or Animal Protectors of Allegheny County, 533 Linden Ave., New Kensington, PA 15068. Please send condolences to www.johnfslater.com.
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Paese, Ergidia L. 84

  • Formerly of Penn Hills
  • Died: 2015-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Ergidia L. "Ergie" Paese, 84, formerly of Penn Hills, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis F. "Gigi" Paese; loving mother of Richard (Michele) Paese, Linda (Gary) Fedon and Patricia (Philip) LaMantia; dear grandmother of Amy, Gina, Shari, Melanie, Melissa, Lisa, Joe, Rick, Paula, Nicholas and Kristen; great-grandmother of 18; and sister of Betty Santone, Angie (John) Frasca and the late Madeline, Armand, Catherine, Yolanda and Virginia. Ergie was a member of Riverside Community Church in Oakmont, where she sang in the church choir for 20 years. She was the head cook for 33 years in the Penn Hills School District. Friends and relatives will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015, in the funeral home. Donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
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Palombo Jr., Louis 73

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Louis Palombo Jr., 73, of Monroeville, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Donna (Pack) Palombo; loving father of Louis "Tom" (Jamie) Palombo, Debbie (David) Lincoln, Jeff (Jennifer) Palombo, Chrissy (Brian) Boerner and Mark (Sara) Palombo; and dear grandfather of Vinnie, Nicole, Alyssa, Harry, Jack, Dean, Benjamin, Alexander, Dominic, Sylvia and Secily. Lou retired from MSA with more than 40 years of service. He had a passion for music and was a drummer for the Pittsburgh Rockets Drum and Bugle Corps. Friends were received Wednesday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL), corner of 445 Beatty Road and 48 North, Monroeville, (412-856-4747). Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Bernadette Parish. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Allegheny Health Network, Forbes Hospice, 4800 Friendship Ave., Tower Eighth Floor, Pittsburgh PA 15224. www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Porco Sr., Richard D.

  • Brighton Heights
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Kunsak, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Richard D. Porco Sr., of Brighton Heights, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Mary Grace; father of Richard Jr. and Kathleen Rodgers; also survived by five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He will be sorely missed by his family. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the THOMAS P. KUNSAK FUENRAL HOME INC., 3552 California Ave. at Davis Avenue. A funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. Cyril of Alexandria Church.
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Potlas, Daniel 82

  • Millvale
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Daniel Potlas, 82, of Millvale, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015. He was the former husband of Joanne Potlas; loving father of Daniel A. Potlas and Lori A. Smith (Paul); brother of Laura Cindric, Dorothy Whitehurst, James Potlas, Marylou Brosky and the late Helen Price and Ann O'Block; and grandpap of Morgan and Austin. Visitation from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, at NEELY FUENRAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ursula Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to St. Ursula Church, 3937 Kirk Ave., Allison Park, PA 15101. Please visit us at neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Prokopchak, Malvina 93

  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Wojciechowski, Glassport | Get Directions
  • Malvina "Molly" Prokopchak, 93, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015. She was the daughter of the late George and Mary Dobos and wife of the late Joseph Prokopchak Jr. She is survived by her son, Joseph (Kathleen) Prokopchak, of Lincoln Borough; sisters, Ann Kula, of Glassport, Elizabeth Janov, of North Versailles, Velma Rollison, of Scottdale, and Sister Marion Dobos, of the Order of St. Benedict in Pittsburgh; and granddaughters, Nicole, Caitlin and Betsy Prokopchak. Molly was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church and Community Life. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at WOJCIECHOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, Glassport. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday. A Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church with Father Donald Voss. Interment will follow at St. Nicholas Cemetery.
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Randolph, Stella L. 92

  • White Oak
  • Born: 1923-03-10
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Craig, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Stella L. Randolph, 92, of White Oak, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015, in UPMC McKeesport, with her family by her side. She was born March 10, 1923, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Albert and Mary (Pozrfuora) Sanetsky. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Louis C. Randolph; and a son, Gregory. She was a member of Beulah Park United Methodist Church. Stella enjoyed her children and grandchildren and growing flowers. Stella is survived by her sons, Louis C. Randolph Jr., Ronald S. (Janice) and James M. Randolph; and a daughter, Susan Randolph Van Meter. She is also survived by grandchildren, Shelly (Bryan) Beam, Robert Randolph, Courtney and Jeffrey McDonald and Michael Dugan; a sister, Dorothy Hyduk; also two great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015, in the WILLIAM H. CRAIG FUNERAL HOME INC., 3000 Versailles Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Beulah Park United Methodist Church with Pastor Cyndi Bloise officiating. (Please meet at the church.) Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park. www.whcraigfuneralhome.com.
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Rogers, Elsie M. 84

  • Jefferson Hills
  • Born: 1931-07-22
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Elsie M. Rogers, 84, of Jefferson Hills, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015. She was born in Pittsburgh, July 22, 1931, to William and Elizabeth Geiger. Elsie is survived by her two sons, Philip (Janice) Rogers, Scott (Amy) Rogers; three granddaughters, Jennifer (Ryan) Shenk, Jodi (Justin) Carter and Samantha Rogers; two great-grandsons, Wesley Shenk and Brooks Carter; and two sisters, Virginia Jackson and Ruth Sheible. She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip W. Rogers; son, Mark Rogers; father, William Geiger Sr.; mother, Elizabeth Geiger; brother, William Geiger Jr.; and three sisters, Marie Dolato, Elizabeth Grosz and Margaret Walters. JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC. is handling the private arrangements. Condolences may be posted at www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Rutkowski, Eugene J. 74

  • Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1941-05-27
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Cicholski-Zidek, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Eugene J. Rutkowski, 74, of Natrona Heights, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. He was born May 27, 1941, in Natrona Heights, a son of the late Peter and Mary Szymkowiak Rutkowski. Eugene was a Navy veteran. He was of the Catholic faith. Eugene retired from the weld line at Allegheny Ludlum Steel in Brackenridge after more than 40 years of service. He enjoyed playing pool and working the jumble and crossword puzzles in the paper. Eugene is survived by his children, Eugene J. (Veronica) Rutkowski II, of Natrona, Cathy (Bill) Cornwell, of Murrysville, Cindy (Mark) Comperatore, of Natrona, and Chris (Jamie) Rutkowski, of Natrona Heights; seven grandchildren, Jessica Rutkowski, Josh Rutkowski, Eugene J. Rutkowski III, Sherrie (Matt) Slaugenhaupt, Matt Cornwell, Barb Comperatore and Brooke Rutkowski; and four great-grandchilden, Xavier Clark, Ciera Cornwell, Pasiley Clark and Eugene J. Rutkowski IV. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen B. Olszewski Rutkowski, on April 7, 2014; and by his sister, Patricia Rutkowski. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights, 724-224-8688, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. Officiating will be the Rev. James Mazurek. Burial will be in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Township. To send an online condolence, please visit www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.
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Shehan, Patricia 80

  • Formerly of Fox Chapel
  • Died: 2015-07-17
  • Funeral Home: Taylor, Annapolis | Get Directions
  • Patricia (Mullikin) Shehan, 80, formerly of Fox Chapel, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015, in her adopted retired town of Annapolis. She was a beloved mother of Jennifer Arnold-Shehan (Daniel), of Annapolis, Md.; Thomas Patrick Shehan II, of Savannah, Ga.; Catherine Wright Shehan, of Annapolis, Md.; James Clayland Shehan (Julie), of Wilmington, Del.; and proud grandmother of Catherine Dempsey Shehan, Patrick Joseph Arnold and Margaret Grace Shehan. Mrs. Shehan retired to Annapolis in 1999 after raising her family in Fox Chapel. She was a graduate of Towson High School (Maryland), Centenary Junior College (New Jersey) and received her bachelor's degree in English from Denison University (Ohio). As a young lady, she was an accomplished sportswoman in swimming and field hockey including a Junior Olympic Medal in swimming. While raising her children, she was an avid volunteer, leader, friend and gracious hostess in her community. In addition, she was a highly engaged member of The Fox Chapel Episcopal Church serving on its Vestry Board for many years. Pat was a longstanding member of the Fox Chapel Racquet Club, Pittsburgh Field Club, The Twentieth Century Club, and a proud honorary member of the Fox Chapel Navy. In her retirement, she gained great joy from her grandchildren and their accomplishments. She especially enjoyed her entertaining book club members, her kind and generous neighbors, and her talented and endearing members of P.E.O Sisterhood. Friends and family were called from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2015, at the JOHN M. TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME INC., 147 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, MD 21401, where services were held at 2 p.m. in the Taylor Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to: P.E.O ScholarAwards at P.E.O Executive Offices-Treasurers Dept., 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312. Online condolences may be made at www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com.
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Smith, Mary Alice 91

  • Oakmont
  • Born: 1923-09-25
  • Died: 2015-07-26
  • Funeral Home: English, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Mary Alice (Shackelford) Smith, 91, died peacefully at Longwood at Oakmont, July 26, 2015. Mary Alice was born Sept. 25, 1923, to Oscar L. and Muzett (Daniel) Shackelford, in Oxford, N.C. She grew up in Kinston, N.C., with her parents and brothers, in a grand home built by her father. From an early age, music was second only to family in importance to Mary Alice. She was blessed with a beautiful soprano voice that matched her lyrical soul. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in music from the Women's College of North Carolina in 1944, then moved to New York City. Her time in New York allowed her to explore her musical talent and broadened her awareness of the diverse cultures in America and beyond, kindling an interest she held throughout her life. She returned to teach at Women's College in 1945, and while in Kinston visiting her family in December, 1945, she performed as the soloist at a friend's wedding. Her singing that day won the heart of Norman Smith, a Marine veteran of Iwo Jima, who decided on the spot that she was "the girl for him." Mary Alice and Norman were married on July 6, 1946, and moved back to New York, where she continued to pursue her career in music and he enrolled at Columbia University. Like many women of her generation, when her children came along, first a daughter, Leslee, in 1949, followed by sons, Christian and Gregory, in 1951 and 1953, Mary Alice set her career aside to focus on the family. Though her professional performances were suspended, music remained an essential part of her daily routine, whether running through scales, singing to her children or lending her voice to the choir at the Baldwin Methodist Church, where she and Norman worshiped. She conveyed her love of music to each of her children who learned to play piano, clarinet, oboe and guitar. When her children were old enough, Mary Alice resumed singing professionally, both as a soloist and joining with Carolyn Reyer to form the "Bel Canto Duo." Mary Alice and Carolyn made several recordings and performed at numerous venues in Pittsburgh in the early and mid-1960s. In the 1980s, Mary Alice further expanded her creative outlets through poetry and creating fabric art. She was an active member of the Embroiderer's Guild and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Her quilts and other pieces have been displayed in a number of galleries in Pittsburgh and are cherished by her family. Mary Alice was also known for her marvelous cooking and enjoyed entertaining family, friends and new acquaintances in her home. Expanding beyond her small town southern roots, she welcomed exchange students from France and Peru to the family and regularly invited guests for dinner from countries as diverse as China and Ghana. She thrived on learning about different cultures and opened her heart to others regardless of their background. She embraced every aspect of life and gave of herself tirelessly for others' benefit. Mary Alice and Norman moved to Longwood at Oakmont in 2003 where they enjoyed the company of good friends and a thriving community. Norman passed away in 2013, just a few months after their 67th anniversary. Mary Alice is survived by her brothers, Robert (Evelyn) Shackelford, of Mt. Olive, N.C., and Arthur (Rachel) Shackelford, of Greensboro, N.C.; children, Leslee H. (Andrew) Fiveland, of Blue Hill, Maine, Christian A. (Loreen), of Helena, Mont., and Dr. Gregory N. (Wendy), of Portland, Ore,; grandchildren, Heather (Gardner), Eryn, Malcolm, Dylan, Bergin and Daniel (Fiveland); and great-grandchildren, Jack and Anna (Gardner), Ayden and Colin. At Mary Alice's request, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Place, Pittsburgh. Arrangements are entrusted to the ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Mary Alice's honor to the University of North Carolina-Greensboro Department of Music or the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Online condolences may be made to www.englishfuneralhome.com.
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Snyder, Linda L. 71

  • Braddock
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Linda L. (Plisco) Snyder, 71, of Braddock, died Monday, July 27, 2015. She was the wife of the late Robert C. Snyder Sr. for 38 years; loving mother of Bob (Dawn), of White Oak, Lynn Ann (Jim) Heverly, of North Braddock, John "Duke" (Amy), of Braddock, and Jackie (Jay) Demus, of North Versailles; adoring grandmother of Michelle (Marlon) Mark, Shane Snyder, J.R. Snyder, Jaylyn Demus and Derek Snyder; great-grandmother of Jayden Mark; and sister of John "Jake" (Allyson) Plisco, of Pleasant Hills, her twin brother, Larry (Debbie) Plisco, and Ronald (Faith) Plisco, both of North Huntingdon. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. Linda retired as a cook for the 4 Kids Day Care in Braddock. She loved to travel, go to the beach and enjoyed collecting seashells and also baking for her family. Friends welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Good Shepherd Church, Braddock. Linda will be laid to rest next to her husband in Monongahela Cemetery. www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Solak, Dean R. 52

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2015-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Dean Robert Solak, 52, of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, July 26, 2015. Dean is survived by his loving children, Chelsea and Jacob Solak; mother, Lorraine LaBonte Solak; and siblings, Jay (Joan) Solak and Kim (Eric) Meyer. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph G. Solak; and brother, David Solak. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills, PA 15236. Memorial contributions may be made to Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE), 204 Sigma Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Condolences may be left at www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Sutter, Mary L. 85

  • Etna
  • Born: 1930-01-06
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Mary Louise (LaCava) Sutter, 85, of Etna, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015, while under the care of the UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh. Born Jan. 6, 1930, in Sharpsburg, she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Clementine (Panza) LaCava. She married the love of her life, Francis J. "Spike" Sutter, on Aug. 20, 1959, at Madonna of Jerusaleum Church, Sharpsburg. Mrs. Sutter was a homemaker and a sales associate at K-Mart in Shaler Plaza. She enjoyed spending time with the "Etna 49'S". She is survived by her daughters, Ann M. (Stephanie Brown) Sutter, of Ohio Township, and Susan (Gary R.) Neil, of Hermitage; son, Michael A. (Cynthia) Sutter, of West Deer Township; grandchildren, Gary Neil Jr., Megan Neil, Joshua Sutter, Brooke Sutter, Ashton Sutter and Colton Sutter; sister, Constance Panza, of Hampton Township; and brother, Philip "Chip" LaCava, of Florida. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Francis "Spike" Sutter, Feb. 21, 2011; three sisters, Rachel Panza, Florence Soeder and Philomena Lyle; and five brothers, Samuel, Joseph, Frank, Louis and Peter LaCava. Mary's family will welcome friends from 4 till 8 p.m. July 31, 2015, at the KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the All Saints Parish Etna, Pittsburgh, with Father James Gretz officiating. She will be laid to rest at the Assumption Cemetery in Glenshaw. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Mary's family at www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Turner, Alfred 65

  • Plum , Formerly of England
  • Died: 2015-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Alfred "Alan" Turner, 65, of Plum, formerly of England, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Susan Turner; loving father of Rebecca (Brian) Wawrzyniak and Rachael (T.J.) Murrin; grandfather of Hayden, Sydney and Matthew; and brother of June Furnival, Barbara Thorpe and Sheila Rigby. Alan was an avid English Futbol fan, having played in England during his younger years. He also loved going on cruises around the world with his wife. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL), corner of 445 Beatty Road and 48 North, Monroeville, (412-856-4747), where services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CORE, 204 Sigma Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238, (Please place "In Memory of Alan Turner" on the memo line.) www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Wells, Karen E. 71

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Born: 1944-01-03
  • Died: 2015-07-24
  • Funeral Home: Hamel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Karen Elizabeth Wells, 71, of Mt. Lebanon, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015, at her residence, in Mt. Lebanon, following a long battle with cancer. She was born Jan. 3, 1944, in the Monongahela Hospital in New Eagle. Karen was a daughter of William (Bill) Charles Young and Elizabeth (Betty) Jane Young. She was living with her husband, Glenn A. Wells, at the time of her death. Karen and Glenn were married Oct. 26, 2002, in First Presbyterian Church, Monongahela. They shared a deeply loving relationship and both enjoyed travel and theatre. Karen attended Lincoln Elementary School and Monongahela Junior and Senior High School, graduating in 1961. Karen attained a Bachelor of Science in Education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and both a master's and doctorate degree in French Language and Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. Her distinguished teaching career began in the Elizabeth-Forward School District and continued at the Bethel Park School District, where she became the head of their language department. Karen's influence on and dedication to her students resulted in much admiration over the years. She also worked for Carlow University. Karen was a member and past deacon of Southminster Presbyterian Church in Mt. Lebanon. Karen was the mother of two sons, William Barrett Shuma, of Pleasant Hills, and James Jeffrey Shuma, of San Jose, Calif. Following the death of their father, William John Shuma, Karen devoted her life to her sons. She is also survived by her only sibling, Nancy Koscho, of Washington (Lone Pine), Pa.; her daughter-in-law, Antoinette Shuma; granddaughter, Kaira Lily Shuma, of San Jose, Calif.; and stepchildren, Nicole and her husband, Boyd Lewis, and their children, of Atlanta, Ga., and Lynn and her husband, Josh Abig, and their children of Richmond, Va., and Christian Wells, of Mt. Lebanon. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Betty Young and their siblings; and her grandparents, Phyllis Tuman Williams and George and Margaret Young. She was also predeceased by her stepson, Glenn A. Wells Jr. Karen poured herself into self-sacrificially doing the best for her family. She was a firm believer in the importance of education, both in the opportunities she aimed to provide for her children, and in her life's work of investing in her students. She has touched countless lives and her example will live on. A private family service will be held Thursday, July 30, 2015, at MILTON E. HAMEL MORTUARY, Upper St. Clair, followed by interment at the Jefferson Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum, Pleasant Hills. The family wishes to thank everyone for the love shown to Karen over her long journey, the daily prayers and the words of support. She was truly loved.
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White, John H. 83

  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Beinhauers, Canonsburg | Get Directions
  • John H. White, 83, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Friendship Village with his loving family around him. He grew up in Mt. Lebanon and graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School. He attended Cornell University and upon graduation served two years in the Navy. He graduated from Harvard Law School and became a lawyer at Reed, Smith, Shaw and McClay, specializing in corporate and real estate law. He is survived by his wife, Maureen; and children, Doug (Deb), Robert (Jen), Glenn (Karla) and Joanne; also survived by grandchildren, John F., Katie, Matt, R.J. and Andrew White; sister, Zenaide Marshall; and brother, Howard H. White. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS. Friends welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 2828 Washington Road, McMurray. Everyone please meet at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241, for a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday. Donations may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church or Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Please add or view tributes at: www.beinhauer.com.
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Zwibel, Earl M. 87

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1927-08-19
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Earl Malcolm Zwibel, 87, of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at home. He was born Aug. 19, 1927, in McKeesport. He was the husband of the late Charlotte Esther Moritz Zwibel, who died June 19, 2015. They were married for 62 years. Earl retired from the City of McKeesport and was an Army veteran, serving during World War II and the Korean War. He is survived by sons, Neil Scott Zwibel and Bruce Leigh Zwibel, of Elizabeth Township; brother, Allan Zwibel, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Ellen Zwibel (Michael) McDougall, of Michigan; grandchildren, Jessica Zwibel, Chani (Evan) Butler and Autumn Roze Zwibel; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Martin Eric Zwibel, who died Aug. 3, 1996. Friends are welcome from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, in the funeral home chapel. Interment with military honors will follow at the Salem Cemetery, Rostraver Township. Condolences may be made at www.gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Branthoover, Jean G. 90

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1924-08-22
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Bash-Nied, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Jean Gertrude Johnston Branthoover, of Greensburg, died Monday, July 27, 2015. She was born Aug. 22, 1924, in Salem Township, daughter of the late Florence Amanda Cline Long and William Long and the late Harry Johnston. Jean was a graduate of Greensburg High School, a member of the Congruity Presbyterian Church, a Girl Scout leader, a former member of the Pittsburgh Mother of Twins Club, Delmont Golden Agers, founding vice president of the Salem Township PTA and Alwine Homemakers. Jean also enjoyed attending Cloverleaf Senior Luncheons and the Slickville Senior Center. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Logan Dean Branthoover; and a son, Barry Dean Branthoover. She is survived by four daughters, Cindy Joyce Karstaedt and her husband, William, of New Alexandria, Terry Jean Selembo and the late George, of Greensburg, Trudy June Carle and her husband, Joe, of Bellaire, Ohio, Tammy Logan Kulik and her husband, Gary, of New Alexandria, and a son, Larry Gene Branthoover and his wife, Petra, of Hollywood, Md.; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday only at the BASH-NIED FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, PA 724-468-8381, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. H. Clifton Foster presiding. Interment will follow at Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Congruity Presbyterian Church, 136 Fenneltown Road, New Alexandria, PA 15670. www.bash-niedfuneralhome.com.
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DeLuca, Thomas C. 85

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1930-07-16
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Thomas C. DeLuca, 85, of Scottdale, (Kingview), died Monday morning, July 27, 2015, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, while being comforted by his loving family. He was born July 16, 1930, in Scottdale, the son of the late Thomas and Concetta Iannone DeLuca. Tom was a longtime member of the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale. He was a graduate of Scottdale High School Class of 1948. Tom was a proud Veteran of the Air Force, Serving in the 62nd Communication Squadron as a message center clerk, attaining the rank of Corporal. Tom was a retired overhead crane operator for Duraloy Blaw-Knox Corporation with 43.5 years of service. He was a member of the Firemen's Club, VFW post and the Sons of Italy club, all of Scottdale. In his spare time, Tom enjoyed leather crafting and participating in numerous craft shows. He also was an avid gardener, which he loved to share his vegetables and produce with others. Tom is gone from our lives, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him, his loving and devoted wife of 61 years, Donna Lee Riley DeLuca, whom he married Aug. 7, 1952; his loving children, John T. DeLuca and wife, Darlene (Stoner), of LaFayette, Ind., Guy DeLuca and wife, Debbie (Coughanour), of Scottdale, Christine A. Kuhns and husband, Edward, of Derry, and Edward J. DeLuca, of Bullskin Township; his eight grandchildren whom he adored, Susan Kaduk, Ryan DeLuca, Katie Mikeska, Kristin DeLuca, Bryan Crouse, Jennifer DeLuca, Erin Crouse and Danielle DeLuca, and his nine great-grandchildren; and his sister, Katherine Siesky, of Connellsville. In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his son, Steven M. DeLuca (March 14, 1987); and grandson, Jared S. DeLuca (May 18, 1995). Tom's family will greet friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. A funeral liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev. Andrew M. Kawecki. Committal service and interment will follow in St. John Parish Cemetery, Scottdale. To view online obituary, send flowers, sign guest registry, send condolences or to obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.
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Domalik, Nita D. 79

  • Marguerite
  • Born: 1936-03-19
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Gaut-Bacha, Pleasant Unity | Get Directions
  • Nita D. Domalik, 79, of Marguerite, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born March 19, 1936, in Emsworth, a daughter of the late James A. Jr. and Oneida G. (Hale) Latshaw. Prior to retirement, she worked at the Westmoreland County Clerk of Courts Office. Nita was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Marguerite. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, James A. Latshaw III. She is survived by her husband, Joseph J. Domalik; two daughters, Leslie J. Wawrzynski and husband, Richard, of Boylston, Mass., and Anita Jo Domalik, of Pittsburgh; two grandchildren, Joseph and Sarah Wawrzynski; a niece, Tina Balest and husband, Michael; and three nephews, James Latshaw and wife, Anne Marie, Charles Domalik and wife, Laura, and Brian Domalik. Friends will be received from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 2072 Route 130, Pleasant Unity. Prayers will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. Benedict Catholic Church, Marguerite. Interment will follow in St. Vincent Cemetery, Unity Township. www.gaut-bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Drobish, Michael P. 57

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1957-10-20
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Jaycox-Jaworski, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Michael P. Drobish, 57, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Born Oct. 20, 1957, in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Michael J. and Barbara B. Radinovic Drobish. A retired steelworker from National Tube Works and Camp Hill Steel, he was a member of St. Agnes Church in North Huntingdon. Michael was an all-around handyman who would help anybody. He loved to fish when he visited his sister in Erie, especially with his fishing buddy, Dave Kunes. Surviving are his sisters, Victoria (Richard) Abbott, of Erie, and Marion (George) Pambacas, of White Oak; and his cousin, Armand Stanton, with whom he resided. Also surviving are nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Agnes Church, with the Rev. Pepe Oh Pimentel as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Port Vue. www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
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Dudek, Evelyn M. 91

  • Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1924-04-11
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Gigler, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Evelyn M. (Spiering) Dudek, 91, of Lower Burrell, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Southwestern Veterans Center, Pittsburgh. Born April 11, 1924, in Lower Burrell, she was a daughter of the late George and Martha Reis Spiering. She was a homemaker and member of St. Margaret Mary Church. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Henry A. Dudek. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Dudek (Al) Smith, of Cincinnatti, Ohio; sons, Gary (Linda) Dudek, of Harrisburg, George (Denise) Dudek, of Lower Burrell, Mark (Gisele) Dudek, of Pittsburgh, and Jeffrey (Judy) Dudek, of Allegheny Township; brothers, Frank, Thomas and Joseph Spiering; and sisters, Dolores Sunker and Martha Gregoire. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday only in the FRANK F. GIGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Margaret Mary Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Southwestern Veterans Home/Activities Group, 7060 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.
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Fox, Lynda 46

  • Southwest Greensburg
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Lynda Fox, 46, of Southwest Greensburg, died peacefully Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in her home with family at her side, after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Lynda was the daughter of Mildred (Morozowich) Fox and the late Robert Edward Fox, of Greensburg; and granddaughter of the late Eva and H. Edward Fox and Katherine and Joseph Morozowich. Lynda is survived by her loving husband, Carl Richard "Rick" Anderson; and stepdaughter, Mary Lynn DePalma, her husband, James DePalma, and stepgrandchildren, Allison and Joseph DePalma. Lynda is also survived by her mother, Mildred (Morozowich) Fox Smith, and stepfather, Raymond Smith; her brother, Robert Edward Fox II; sister, Carol (Fox) Kerchensky, brother-in-law, Michael Kerchensky, and nephew, Nathan Kerchensky; stepbrother, Erick Smith; stepsister, Heather Smith; and stepniece, Alexandra Smith. Lynda had a passion for her work as coach of the Steel City Vaulters, a team of dedicated young people who perform compulsory and freestyle moves to music on Lynda's beloved horse, The Crumpet, an 18-hand American Shire. Lynda beamed at every local, regional and national competition as she watched her vaulters become more skilled and grew in their love for the sport under her watchful eye. Individual accomplishments of the Steel City Vaulters include both regional and national titles. There was no greater joy for Lynda than to prepare for competitions and see her vaulters in action. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with Pastor Judah Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in Middletown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lynda's name may be made to American Vaulting Association, 1443 E. Washington Blvd., No. 289, Pasadena, CA 91104. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Horm, Renee A. 41

  • Arnold , Formerly of Springdale
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Renee A. (Tomas) Horm, 41, of Arnold, formerly of Springdale, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at her residence. She was the beloved wife of Edward W. Horm IV of 19 years; dear mother of Amber D., Tara B. and Brianna M. Horm, all at home; daughter of Joseph R. Tomas, of Cheswick, and the late Barbara (Cox) Tomas; sister of Tanya Tomas, of New Kensington; daughter-in-law of Donna Allman, of Pittsburgh, and Edward Horm III, of Tarentum; and sister-in-law of Richard (Heather) Horm, of Sarver, and Wayne Drum Jr., of New Kensington. She is survived by her special caregiver and friend, Brian Connelly, of Arnold. Renee is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a 1991 graduate of Springdale High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Kaplan University, Pittsburgh. Friends and relatives will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, at BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Services will be 10:30 Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Carlisle, pastor of Springdale Presbyterian Church, officiating. Entombment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. Family suggests memorials to American Diabetes Association, 100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 1900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Visit us at www.burket-truby.com.
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Horne, William J. 85

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1929-07-31
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • William J. Horne, 85, of Scottdale, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon, July 28, 2015, in Donegal. He was born July 31, 1929, in Scottdale, the son of the late James W. and Frances Hutchinson Horne. Bill was a member of the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale. He was a proud veteran of the armed forces, serving with the Army during the Korean War with the 28th Division of Service Company 110th Infantry Regiment, while attaining the rank of Sergeant First Class, and also served as Regimental Transportation Sergeant. He was a retired welder and crane operator for RE Uptegraff RE Manufacturing Corporation, Scottdale, with 25 years of service. Bill was a life member of Scottdale VFW Post 7781, where he was Past Commander for six years and Quarter Master for six years, and also served numerous other posts within the organization. Bill was a social member of the Scottdale Firemen's Club and the Shopmen's local 527, Pittsburgh. Bill is survived by a sister, Rose Marie Horne, of Greensburg; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth J. Mahokey Horne, (May 20, 1994); and a brother, James Francis Horne (1967). Bill's family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. Prayers of Transfer will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, with his funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m. in the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, with his Pastor, the Rev Andrew M. Kawicki, as Celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in St. John Parish Cemetery, Scottdale, with full military honors accorded at the gravesite by the Southmoreland Veterans Association Honor Guard. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send condolences or to obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.
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Jaworski, Ronnie J. 71

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1944-03-13
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Saloom-Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Ronnie J. Jaworski, 71, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015, at his home. Ronnie was born March 13, 1944, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Bruno and Martha Pieszak Jaworski. Ronnie was a 1961 graduate of Mt. Pleasant Joint Schools, a Vietnam War veteran, having served with the Army, and was formerly employed by the Lenox Corp. as a bander. Ronnie was a member of American Legion Post 446 working for numerous years as a bartender, VFW Post 3368 Mt. Pleasant, the Polish Falcons Club and Hecla Sportsman's Club. Surviving are his wife, Deborah Simmons Jaworski; daughter, Ronee Bungard and husband, Gary, of Mt. Pleasant; stepdaughters, Trisha Simmons, of Belle Vernon, and Melissa Hlatky and husband, Del, of Smithfield; grandchildren, Nathanael and Garrity Bungard, Peyton Leichliter, Christian and Noah Miller, Tyler and Rylea Hlatky; mother-in-law, Shirley Russin, of Scottdale and his companions, Shilo and Cowboy. In addition to his parents, Ronnie was preceded in death by his brother Robert Jaworski. Friends are invited from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday to SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, 724-547-2122, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Kim King officiating. Interment with military honors conducted by American Legion Post 446, Mt. Pleasant, will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Please visit Ronnie's online memorial at www.saloom-rega.com to sign the condolence guestbook. Richard Rega, funeral director.
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Kalp, Delorise J. 81

  • Acme
  • Born: 1933-11-09
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Melcroft | Get Directions
  • Delorise J. Kalp, 81, of Acme, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at home, comforted by her family. She was born Nov. 9, 1933, in Melcroft, a daughter of the late Denver and Beatrice Ritenour, of Melcroft. Delorise was a longtime member of the Melcroft Assembly of God Church. While Delorise never attended a state university or college, she possessed a great amount of wisdom and knowledge that she passed on to family and friends. Those who knew Delorise felt her compassion and caring nature to make you feel welcome and loved with her home-style cooking and hospitality. Delorise is gone from our lives, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 67 years, Harold R. Kalp, whom she married on Jan. 25, 1948; her loving children, Shirley Kalp-Pence and her husband, Gary Pence, of Acme, Debi Kalp-Denner and her husband, Bob Denner, of Acme, and Rodger Kalp and his wife, Leasa Nicely-Kalp, of Acme; her five grandchildren, whom she adored, Julie Pence-Gerlach, Adam Denner, Jason Denner, Dayna Kalp and Amy Jo Denner-Roadman; her great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, Kaylee Roadman, Charlene Denner, Adam Denner Jr., Madison Gerlach and Mia Gerlach; a brother, Gilbert (Gib) Ritenour; sister, Shirley Albright; and brother, John (Donnie) Ritenour. In addition to her parents, Delorise was predeceased by a brother, William (Bub) Ritenour. Delorise's family would like to thank Excela Hospice and staff for their kindness and care. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., at the corner of Route 711 and 146 Municipal Building Road, Melcroft, (724-455-2310), where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with Pastor Chris Golembiowski officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. To send a message or send condolences, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Kennedy, John M. 82

  • Formerly of Lower Burrell
  • Died: 2015-07-22
  • Funeral Home: Edgley, West Palm Beach, Fla. | Get Directions
  • John M. Kennedy, 82, of West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Lower Burrell, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015. John was born in Vandergrift, and spent most of his life, post-military service, in the AK Valley. A true Pittsburgher, John greatly enjoyed watching the Steelers play. John will be greatly missed by all who knew him. John served in the Army in both Airborne and Infantry divisions beginning in post-World War II Okinawa, the Korean War and peacetime Europe. He later was self-employed in the Washington, D.C., Metro area with a towing and auto repair business, and then served as parts manager for Monroeville Dodge and lastly, before retirement, the former Teo's Chrysler Plymouth of Tarentum. A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, John is survived by his wife, Shirley (Farkas) Kennedy; daughters, Robin D. (Ronald) Patton, of Leechburg, Kellie Kennedy (Robin Selman), of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Michelle M. (Brandon) Heuer, of Marysville, Ohio; sons, John R. Kennedy, of Leechburg, Edward M. (Carrie) Kennedy, of North Apollo, and Jimmie-Lynn Kennedy, of Atlanta Ga.; grandchildren, Justin S. Hays, of Leechburg, Ann E. Kennedy, of Pittsburgh, Brandon J. Kennedy, of North Apollo, and Abbie A. Heuer, of Marysville, Ohio; and great-grandchildren, Eric J. Hays, of Leechburg. John was preceded in death by his parents, John Kennedy and Ellen Connor; a brother, Robert B. Kennedy; and a son, Joseph Kennedy. A celebration of life was held Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the home John shared with Shirley Kennedy, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Interment will be in February 2016, in the South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth, Fla. Services will be provided by EDGLEY CREMATION SERVICES of West Palm Beach, Fla. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Palm Beach County, Fla., hpbc.com or to a charity of your choice.
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Knapp, James A. 78

  • Derry , Formerly of Latrobe
  • Born: 1936-09-21
  • Died: 2015-07-25
  • Funeral Home: Hartman-Graziano, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • James A. Knapp, of Derry, formerly of Latrobe, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Excela Health, Latrobe. He was born Sept. 21, 1936, in Humphreys, a son of the late John J. and Mary M. Kamenske Knapp. Jim was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Latrobe. He was a graduate of Hurst High School and during high school played in the Jimmie Knapp and His Orchestra, winning the first amateur hour in Pittsburgh. Jim was a veteran of the Marine Corps as a Corporal. After serving his country, Jim was employed with PPG Industries of Greensburg with 30 years of service. He was a life member of the Hecla Sportsman's Club and a social member of the Norvelt Fireman's Club. Jim was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to travel out west to hunt. He is survived by his wife of more than 42 years, Pauline E. Stouffer Knapp; two daughters, Renee Lentz Nickerson and her husband, Bob, of Denver, Colo., and Rhonda Lentz Brown and Jake Houser, of Latrobe; two grandchildren, Robbie James Nickerson and April Jamison; two great-grandchildren, Ryan James and Jocelyn Robin Jamison; and his two furry companions, Oreo and Jazzie. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Robin L. Brown and her fiance, Brian Ulhrich. Friends and family are welcome to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Trinity Lutheran Church, 331 Weldon St., Latrobe, PA 15650, with his pastor, the Rev. Jeffrey Schock, officiating. The HARMTAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., in Latrobe, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church. Online guestbook and condolences can be found at www.hartman-grazianofuneralhome.com.
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Kowalski III, Joseph P. 63

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1952-07-22
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Joseph Paul Kowalski III, 63, of North Huntingdon, died Monday, July 27, 2015. He was born July 22, 1952, in Pittsburgh, to Dorothy Fitz Kowalski and the late Joseph Kowalski. Joseph is survived by his mother, Dorothy Kowalski; his sister, Karen (Frank) Sansosti; his brother, Robert (Ellen) Kowalski; nephew, Frank J. (Jenine) Sansosti; great-niece, Natalia; and close family and friends. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marianne. Arrangements were handled by STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131, 412-678-6177.
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Kozar, Joseph T. 76

  • Scottdale
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Graft Jacquillard, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Joseph T. Kozar, 76, of Scottdale, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 2, 2015, at his home. Family and friends are invited to attend Joe's memorial service at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Trinity United Methodist Church, 501 Mulberry St., Scottdale. The Rev. Harry R. Speakman will officiate. Arrangements are in the care of GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. To share a message of condolence, please visit www.gjfuneral.com.
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Leiser, Eileen M. 82

  • Formerly of Irwin
  • Born: 1933-07-12
  • Died: 2015-07-25
  • Funeral Home: Nickels, Herminie | Get Directions
  • Eileen M. Leiser, 82, formerly of Irwin, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Cape Coral Hospital, Florida. She was born July 12, 1933, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Paul and Eva (Feld) Franklin. Eileen was a former member of St. Edward Catholic Church in Herminie, before moving to Ft. Myers, Fla. She enjoyed oil painting and mostly spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W. Roger Leiser, in 2010; and her brother, Paul Franklin. Eileen is survived by her daughter, Dianne (Dan) Schwartz, and her son, Richard "Rick" (Teresa) Leiser, both of Ft. Myers, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Chris and Liana, Kelly and partner, Nick, Bryan and Angela, Dave and Kristy, Zach and Nicole, Kelcey and fiance, Marty, Brian and Casey, Cheryl and Brad; 16 great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly; several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., 404 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, PA 15637, 724-446-7251. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Edward Church, Herminie. Interment will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, in memory of Eileen.
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Levic, Jennie 93

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1922-03-18
  • Died: 2015-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Jennie (Sever) Levic, 93, of Greensburg, died Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. She was born March 18, 1922, in Hempfield Township, a daughter of the late Joseph and Angela (Russ) Sever. Prior to retirement, she had been employed by Greensburg Central Catholic High School with 38 years of service. She was a member of St. Paul Parish, Greensburg, and the SNPJ Lodge 223 of Carbon for 70 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, August Levic, on April 4, 1980; a son, Louis J. Levic, on Jan. 31, 1994; a brother, William Sever; and four sisters, Mary Paulin, Sophia Kuznik, Verna Pinazza and Ann Kuznik. She is survived by her son, John E. "Jack" Levic, of North Hollywood, Calif.; a brother, Joseph Sever and his wife, Evangeline, of Greensburg; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 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. Paul Parish, Greensburg. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Magill, Paul W. 97

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1918-07-01
  • Died: 2015-07-23
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Paul W. Magill, 97, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, July 23, 2015, at home. He was born July 1, 1918, in North Huntingdon, a son of the late David R. and Emma L. McIntyre Magill. Prior to retirement, he was president of Lincoln Coach Lines, North Huntington. Paul was a World War II veteran, having served with the Navy, and enjoyed golfing. He was a member of Shidle Lodge No. 601, F and AM, Irwin, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Pittsburgh, Syria Temple and Tall Cedars, Al-O-Mon Forest No. 77. He is survived by his wife, Marion C. Keen Magill; children, Paul R. "Skip" Magill and his wife, Sandy, of Irwin, and Sandy Bennett and her husband, Joshua, of Harrisburg; granddaughters, Debbie Brien, Jennifer Walker, and Tami Marchi; a great-grandson, Ely Walker; brothers, David E. (Lorella) Magill, of Hempfield Township, and Thomas A. (Judy) Magill, of Penn Township; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where everyone will gather for a funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Ronald Durika officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to Shriner's Hospitals for Children, 2900 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
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McNeilly, James M. 62

  • Level Green
  • Died: 2015-07-23
  • Funeral Home: Gross, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • James M. "Jim" McNeilly, 62, of Level Green, died Thursday, July 23, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Rose (Destro) McNeilly; father of Jamie (John), Jenna and Jillian McNeilly; Pap Pap of Raylee McNeilly and Rhiannon Ferguson; brother of Marilyn (Patrick) Metheny, Samuel McNeilly, Patrick (Maggie) McNeilly, Carol (Jim) Braithwaite, Michael and the late Sarah McNeilly; also Annette (Doug) Fryman, Joe (Sherry) Destro and Kathleen (Joe) Scanlon. He was also loved by numerous nieces, nephews and friends, especially including Edward and Marianne Leghart. Jim was a coach bus driver, and longtime VA employee. Arrangements by WILLIAM F. GROSS FUNERAL HOME LTD. A funeral Mass was held this past week at St. Regis Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions acknowledged to The Early Learning Institute (TELI), 2510 Baldwick Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.
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Miller, Shirley M. 85

  • Delmont , Formerly of Monroeville and South Hills
  • Died: 2015-07-24
  • Funeral Home: Bash-Nied, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Shirley M. Miller, 85, of Delmont, formerly of Monroeville and the South Hills, died Friday, July 24, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth; loving mother of Mark and his wife, Dawn; grandmother of Brian and David and his wife, Gretchen; and great-grandmother of Callahan. Shirley was a founding member of Faith United Methodist Church. Friends received from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday only at the BASH-NIED FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Faith United Methodist Church. Everyone please meet at the church. Memorial contributions may be directed to Faith United Methodist Women, 305 Freeport St., Delmont, PA 15626. www.bash-niedfuneralhome.com.
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Naccarato, Josephine F. 92

  • Vandergrift
  • Born: 1922-11-21
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Dunmire-Kerr Rowe, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • Josephine F. (Grillo) Naccarato, 92, of Vandergrift, died Monday, July 27, 2015, in Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot. Born Nov. 21, 1922, in Vandergrift, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Elizabeth (Spagnolo) Grillo. Josephine was a member of St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church in Vandergrift. She was active with the Leechburg Marconi Club's Women's Auxiliary. She enjoyed trips to Las Vegas, dancing, playing cards, bocci, family picnics and spending time with her family. Survivors include two sons, Vince (James McGarrah) Naccarato, of Hartford, Conn., and Louis (Mary Lee) Naccarato, of Washington Township; two daughters, Bonita (Frank) Poleski, of Allegheny Township, and Deanne (Randy) Kuruc, of Lower Burrell; six grandchildren, Matthew (Kristen) Poleski, Elizabeth (Charles) Naccarato, Michael (Amber) Naccarato, Justin (Raelyn) Kuruc, Jason Kuruc and Jillian Kuruc; and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent J. Naccarato, in 2006; and a sister, Lenora (Grillo) Arduino. At the request of the family, visitation will be private. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church with Father James Loew, OSB, as celebrant. Entombment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. Arrangements have been entrusted to the DUNMIRE-KERR and ROWE FUNERAL HOME INC., 244 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. To leave an online condolence, visit us at www.dunmirekerr.com.
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Pehrson, Patricia F. 81

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1933-08-30
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Patricia F. Pehrson, 81, of Greensburg, died Monday, July 27, 2015, at her home. She was born Aug. 30, 1933, in Gettysburg, the daughter of the late William S. Sr. and Susan (Gardner) Feely. Prior to her retirement, she had been a registered nurse at Westmoreland Hospital for 39 years. She was a member of The First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Pehrson, on Oct. 8, 2007; and a grandson, Michael Charles Sturnick. She is survived by two sons, Bruce D. Pehrson and Bryan C. Pehrson, and a daughter, Susan Sturnick and her husband, Michael, all of Greensburg; five grandchildren, Hope and Tyler Pehrson, Jessica, Lauren and Nicholas Sturnick; a brother, William S. Feely Jr. and his wife, Barbara (Habert) Feely, in Colorado; and four nephews. Honoring Pat's wishes, visitation and services will be private in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. Interment will be in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Mutual Aid Ambulance Service Inc., P.O. Box 350, Greensburg, PA 15601. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Rhoades, Robert M. 92

  • Smithton
  • Died: 2015-07-13
  • Funeral Home: Barthels, Smithton | Get Directions
  • Robert M. Rhoades, 92, of Smithton, died Monday, July 13, 2015. A memorial service for Robert M. Rhoades will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at Hoffman Cemetery (Old Brick Church), South Huntingdon Township, with the Rev. Mildred Martin officiating.
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Riegler, Lois 95

  • Penn
  • Born: 1920-04-15
  • Died: 2015-07-25
  • Funeral Home: Wylie, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Lois (Armburst) Brandenstein Riegler, of Penn, formerly of Springdale, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015, after a year-long stay in Hempfield Manor Nursing Home in Greensburg. Lois was born April 15, 1920, in New Cumberland, Ohio. She had three sisters, Vivian, Elaine, both deceased, and Alice Chaffey, 93, who lives in Monroeville; also, a brother, William "Billy", also deceased. Lois' great-grandfather, William Armburst, received a letter in 1860 from President Abraham Lincoln appointing him post master of the area. In 1928, the family moved to property that is now Jason Wilkinson Nurseries in Armburst. At 18, Lois moved to Pittsburgh and soon after married Charles "Chuck" Brandenstein. They had identical twin daughters, Marlene and Maxine, in 1942. Tragically, Marlene drowned in 1947 while vacationing at their summer camp on the Allegheny River, which devastated the family. In 1951, Lois and Chuck had a son, Charles William "Chuck" Brandenstein Jr. In 1963, Lois married Emil Riegler, of Springdale. After Emil's death, Lois lived with her son, Chuck, in Penn. Lois leaves numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as her son, Chuck, of Penn, and daughter, Maxine Ellis, of Cumming, Ga. Lois was loved very much and will be greatly missed. lt;PBgt;Arrangements made by the FINDLAY C. WYLIE FUNERAL HOME INC. Services and interment private.lt;Pgt;
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Sebastiani, Pasquale 84

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1930-08-20
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Pasquale Sebastiani, 84, of Jeannette, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Aug. 20, 1930, in Pacentro, Italy, a son of the late Andrea and Fiorentina Sebastiani. Prior to his retirement, Pasquale was employed as a maintenance engineer for Avanti Engineering and Manufacturing Inc. and as a glass worker for Jeannette Sheet Glass. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church and its Holy Name Society. Pasquale enjoyed making crafts for family and friends, gardening and making homemade wine. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife, Flora Avolio Sebastiani; two brothers, Gaetano and Francesco Sebastiani. He is survived by three sons, Antonio Sebastiani and his wife, Lisa, of Jeannette, Salvatore Sebastiani and his wife, Mary Jo, of Dallas, Texas, and Marco Sebastiani, of White Oak; seven grandchildren, Patrick (Andrea), Michael (Ashley), Francesco, Romano, Mario, Maria and Andreo Sebastiani; a great-grandson, Gabriel Lorenzo Sebastiani; and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitation. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Pasquale's funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Church with Pastor John Foriska as the celebrant, and assisted by Father Justin Withrow. Entombment will be private at Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 504 Cowan Ave., Jeannette, PA 15644. JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette, in charge of arrangements.
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Sebring, James C. 92

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1922-09-16
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • James Cory "Jim" Sebring, 92, of Greensburg, died peacefully Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at home with his devoted family by his side. He was born Sept. 16, 1922, in Parkerton, Wyo., a son of the late Albert G. and Mabel I. (Galpin) Sebring. Prior to retiring, Jim was employed as a Methods Engineer by Elliott Co., Jeannette. He was a graduate of the G.E. four-year machinist apprentice course. Jim was a World War II veteran, having served with the Army. He was a member of St. Stephen the Protomartyr Orthodox Church, Latrobe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Glen Sebring; and sisters, Helen Sebring Harmon and June Sebring Rogers. Jim will be greatly missed by his beloved family, his loving wife of 50 years, Elizabeth M. "Betty" (Mitchell) Sebring; sons, Mitchell Sebring (Julianne), of Austin, Texas, James Sebring (Shirley), of San Marcos, Calif., Robert Sebring (Susan), of New Mexico, and Ronald Sebring (Elizabeth), of North Carolina; daughter, Donna Sebring, of Erie; sister, Elinor Faull, of Titusville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was a loving grandfather and great-grandfather to all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 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. Funeral services for Jim will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Tony Joseph of St. Stephen the Protomartyr Orthodox Church officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. The Sebring family would like to sincerely thank the staff and caregivers of Heartland Hospice for the loving and excellent care Jim received and compassion shown to him and his family. As an expression of sympathy, contributions in Jim's memory may be made to Heartland Hospice, 4000 Hempfield Plaza Blvd., Suite 992, Greensburg, PA 15601. Please write "Jim Sebring" on check memo line. To send online expressions of sympathy, obtain grief support information or directions, please visit www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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Smartnick, Paul J. 80

  • Greensburg
  • Died: 2015-07-25
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Paul J. Smartnick, 80, of Greensburg, went home to his Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 25, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Jean (Elliott) Smartnick. He dearly loved his daughters, Erin (Scott) Uhlinger and Melissa (Michael) Rose; and his five grandchildren, Kara and Laurel Uhlinger and Isabella, Isaiah and Eliza Rose, who brought great joy to his life. He had been a carpenter and plumber. He played music with his brothers in their band called The Cavavans and also played in the Eddie Liszewski Band. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Anna (Franko) Smartnick; five brothers, John, Albert, Anthony, Andrew and Edward; and a sister, Pauline Karazsia. He is survived by four brothers, Frank, William and Leonard, all of Greensburg, and Steve, of Derry; and several nieces and nephews. Honoring Paul's wishes, there will be no public visitation. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at 11 a.m. Thursday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg, with his nephew, the Rev. Tyrone Smartnick, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Smouse Lute, Ola M. 93

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1922-04-26
  • Died: 2015-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Ola M. Smouse Lute, 93, of Scottdale, passed away at 7:50 a.m., Sunday, July 26, 2015, at her residence. Ola was born April 26, 1922, in South Huntingdon Township, a daughter of the late Peola Sheppard and Ola (Hudspath) Markle. She was married to William N. Smouse, who passed away Oct. 27, 1968, and to Harry Lute, who passed away in 1995. Ola was a devoted mother, grandmother, great- and great-great-grandmother. Years ago, she was employed as a baker in the cafeteria department for East Huntingdon and Southmoreland School Districts and also worked for U.S. Steel's Christy Park Works. Ola was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and the Everson Senior Citizens. She took enjoyment taking bus trips with her dear friends. Ola will be sadly missed by her loving family; her three sons, George Smouse and wife, Angie, of Mt. Pleasant, William Smouse and wife, Sandy, of Smithton, and R. Edward Smouse, of Scottdale; her three stepdaughters, Maxine DeFlitch, Judy Graft and Linda Lute; her seven grandchildren, Dave Smouse and wife, Kristina, Melissa Wendell and husband, Dave, Samantha Smith and husband, Matt, Joshua Peterson, Kimberly Hixson, Lynn Ann Eicher and husband, Brian, and Christie Smouse and partner, Rachel Pisarek; her 14 great-grandchildren; her five great-great-grandchildren; numerous stepgrandchildren; her two sisters, Evelyn Bobbs, of West Newton, and Allie Markle, of Mt. Pleasant; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, her first husband and her second husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Dean Smouse (2001); three sisters, Alberta Mauk, Anne Lassalle and Betty Keck; five brothers, Vernon, Glenn, Wayne, Alvin and Clyde Markle; and her pet cat, Zoe. Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale (724-887-5300 / www.fergusonfunerals.com / GPS: N40 degrees 06.136, W79 degrees 35.278). Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with Pastor Bonnie King officiating. Chapel committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Bullskin Township. Appreciation is extended to Amedisys Hospice and to all of Ola's loving caregivers. Love Lasts Forever!
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Soles, Tracy 37

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1978-06-06
  • Died: 2015-07-20
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Tracy Soles, 37, of Mt. Pleasant, died Monday, July 20, 2015, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born June 6, 1978, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of Paul and Laura Shaw Soles, of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a daughter, Sara Hardy, of Mt. Pleasant; her fiance, Shawn Smartnick; and one brother, William Soles, of Pittsburgh. As per the wishes of the family, there will be no public viewing or services. All arrangements are under the direction of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Speicher, Alton D. 73

  • Westmoreland City
  • Died: 2015-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Alton D. Speicher, 73, of Westmoreland City, died Sunday, July 26, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Karen (Blotzer) Tatters; dear father of Katie (Joe) Speicher-Ramirez, Lisa (Steve) Myers, Kim (Tom) Enders and Ryan (Dana) Tatters; grandfather of Dallas and Danielle Ramirez, Molly and Matthew Myers, Kaitlyn, Kathleen and Thomas Enders and Gabriel, Lukas and Kaleigh Tatters. Al was born July 19, 1942, in Conemaugh Township. He was a proud serviceman for the Navy. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Services are private. Arrangements are by PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, TURTLE CREEK/MONROEVILLE CHAPEL, 412-823-9350.
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Streussnig, James R. 66

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1949-01-14
  • Died: 2015-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • James Raymond "Skip" Streussnig, 66, of Jeannette, died Sunday, July 26, 2015, in UPMC Shadyside. He was born Jan. 14, 1949, in Jeannette, a son of the late Peter and Elizabeth (Hayes) Streussnig. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Omnova in Jeannette, and was a member of Ascension Church, Jeannette. He was a Vietnam War veteran, having served in the Army, and was a coach for the Jeannette High School Varsity Football team and an avid Jayhawks fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son; two brothers-in-law; and a sister-in-law. Skip is survived by his wife, Susan (Altman) Streussnig; a daughter, Lindsay Streussnig, of Philadelphia; a son, Cody Streussnig; siblings, Sandra Korn, of Jeannette, Peter Streussnig, of Jeannette, Betsy Wells, of Jeannette, Pamela Novak and her husband, Al, of Trafford, Mary Kay Daugherty, of Greensburg, and Jeffrey Streussnig, of Jeannette; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with Father Paul Lisik officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Jeannette Varsity Football and Cheerleaders Parents Club. To send online condolences, visit www.mason-gelder.com.
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Tutelo, Marguerite B. 92

  • Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1922-10-31
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Marguerite B. Tutelo, 92, of Lower Burrell, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in West Haven Nursing Home, Washington Township. She was born Oct. 31, 1922, in Arnold, to the late Jacob and Emily Murin Murar and had been a resident of Lower Burrell since 1953, having previously resided in Arnold. Mrs. Tutelo was a member of Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington, and as a hairdresser, she was the owner of M and J Beauty Salon, Lower Burrell, for 22 years. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was an avid fan of the Steelers and Pirates. She is survived by her two sons, Gerald A. Tutelo Jr., of Arnold, and Thomas C. Tutelo, of Lower Burrell; four grandchildren, Jerrylynne (Dan) Jankowski, Tamara (Jamie) Libengood, Tracy (Darin) Dickson and Jeffrey (Helen) Tutelo; great-grandchildren, Justin Jankowski, Megan and Molly Dickson and Sara and Seth Tutelo; and great-grandson, Collin Jankowski. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Gerald Anthony Tutelo, on June 15, 2002; seven brothers, Joseph, Jacob, Edward, William, Charles, Francis and Richard Murar; and three sisters, Anna Kouch, Alice Sproull and Eva Murar. Friends will be received from 9 a.m. until prayers of transfer at 10 a.m. Saturday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder St., followed by Christian funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in Mt. St. Peter Church. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made in her name to Mt. St. Peter Church, 100 Freeport Road, New Kensington, PA 15068, or The West Penn Burn Center Fund, 4800 Friendship Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Zvara, Shirley B. 89

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1926-07-14
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Shirley B. Zvara, 89, of Jeannette, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Hempfield Manor, Greensburg. She was born July 14, 1926, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Theodore and Jennie Mae Long Boyd. Prior to retirement, she worked as a nurse's aide at Assumption Hall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Zvara; two sisters, Lois Prettiman and Jean Boyd; two brothers, William Boyd and Ronald Boyd; and her cat, Bambi. Shirley is survived by her son, Michael Zvara and his wife, Paula, of Jeannette; four grandchildren, Jarrod Zvara, Patricia Stephen, Matthew Howard and Amy Schneider; eight great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Stephen, Dylan Stephen, London Zvara, Noelle Zvara, Marek Zvara, Stewart Schneider, Gus Schneider and Finnegan Howard; and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation or services. MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Jeannette, entrusted with arrangements. Because of her love for animals, donations may be made to Action for Animals, 386 PA Route 217, Latrobe, PA 15650. To send online condolences, visit www.mason-gelder.com.
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Cousins, Brady R. 86

  • Kittanning
  • Born: 1929-07-27
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Welch, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Brady Raymond Cousins, 86, of Kittanning, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at his home. He was born July 27, 1929, in North Buffalo Township, son of David L. and Ella (Schrecengost) Cousins. Mr. Cousins was a member of the North Buffalo Grace Brethren Church where he formerly served as a Sunday school teacher and trustee. He retired as a federal mine inspector, where he served in District 2. He was a veteran of the Korean War, where he served in the Army. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 244, where he was worshipful master in 1988 and also the Coudersport Consistory. His hobbies included watching nature from his home, camping, hunting and fishing. Surviving are his son, Raymond (Becky) Cousins, of Kittanning; his daughter, Esther Doreen Cousins, of Kittanning; one brother, David (Pauline) Cousins, of Kittanning; and two grandsons, Adam and Graham Cousins. Brady was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Esther Doreen (Morelli) Cousins, who died Jan. 21, 1988; brothers, Robert, Franklin, Ernest and James Cousins; daughter, Judith Ann Cousins; and one sister, Ella Mae Smith. Friends will be welcomed from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the WELCH FUNERAL HOME, Ford City. A Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Additional visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the North Buffalo Grace Brethren Church, where services will follow at 10 a.m. with the Rev. David Blevins officiating. Interment will follow in the Lawn Haven Burial Estates, Worthington. To sign the online guest book, please visit www.welchfh.com.
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Miller, Nan E.

  • Cowansville
  • Died: 2015-06-19
  • Funeral Home: Buechele, East Brady | Get Directions
  • Nan E. Miller died June 19, 2015. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Bradys Bend with the Rev. John Butler officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the BUECHELE FUNERAL HOME, East Brady. To view or express condolences, please visit www.BuecheleFuneralHome.com.
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Sheaffer, Terry D. 61

  • Parks Township
  • Born: 1953-08-26
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Gamble, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • Terry D. Sheaffer, 61, of Parks Township, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015. He was born Aug. 26, 1953, and was a son of Dawayne Sheaffer, of Parks Township, and Ethel Jane "Rusty" (Charles) Noe, of North Carolina. Terry was a 1971 graduate of Lenape Tech and self-employed in the construction field. He loved spending time in the country, playing guitar with his brother and had a great gift to make people laugh; a genuine friend to the end. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, John (Valerie Young) Sheaffer, of Parks Township; three children, Tanya Sheaffer Kirkwood, of Butler, Jessica and Travis Sheaffer, of Apollo; and one grandson. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the JANETTE L. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2842 River Road, Vandergrift, 724-567-7006. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sheaffer family.
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Thomas, Dorothy L. 83

  • Kittanning
  • Born: 1932-05-03
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Snyder-Crissman, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • Dorothy Lucille (Heckman) Thomas, 83, of Kittanning, died Monday, July 27, 2015, at Armstrong County Health Center. She was born May 3, 1932, in Kittanning, daughter of the late Edward and Edith (Umbaugh) Heckman. She worked at Johnson Plastics and liked crocheting and singing. Survivors include her son, Albert L. (Patricia) Emmert Jr., of Georgia; brothers, Jim Heckman, Dale Heckman and Wayne Heckman; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers and sisters. Friends will be received from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Thursday in the SNYDER-CRISSMAN FUNERAL HOME in Kittanning with the Rev. John W. Snyder. Interment will be in Lawn Haven Burial Estates. For more information or to sign an online condolence, please visit www.snydercrissman.com.
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Beaver County

Finnegan, Dawn M. 66

  • Harmony Township
  • Born: 1949-06-15
  • Died: 2015-07-25
  • Funeral Home: Syka, Ambridge | Get Directions
  • Dawn Marie Finnegan, 66, of Harmony Township, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015, in her home, following a long battle with ALS (Lou Gerhig's disease). Born June 15, 1949, in Sewickley, she was the daughter of Don L. and Lillian Sternart Turney. Dawn was an elementary school teacher for Ambridge Area School District for 35 years and will always be remembered for the talent shows she helped to produce at Highland School and the many field trips she organized for her students to cities such as New York and Washington, D.C. An active member of Good Samaritan parish, Dawn was a Eucharistic minister, a member of the Good Samaritan Christian Mothers and Ladies Guild and volunteered tirelessly at many parish functions. A loving wife and mother, Dawn is survived by her husband, Daniel; and son and daughter-in-law, Drs. Daniel Jr. and Beth, of Pittsburgh. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, William Turney. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015, in the JOHN SYKA FUNERAL HOME INC., 833 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge, PA 15003. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in the Good Samaritan Catholic Church, Ambridge. Private interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the ALS Association, Western Pennsylvania chapter, 416 Lincoln Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15209 in hopes that a cure for the disease that ravaged Dawn will be found. The family would also like to express their thanks to all those who travelled with Dawn along her very difficult journey, providing physical and spiritual nourishment, encouragement and care.
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Butler County

Dietz, Dr. Laurence E. 85

  • Cranberry Township , Formerly of Brighton Township
  • Born: 1929-10-06
  • Died: 2015-07-25
  • Funeral Home: Noll, Beaver | Get Directions
  • Laurence E. Dietz, D.M.D., 85, of Cranberry Township, formerly of Brighton Township, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry, with his wife at his side. Pioneer pediatric dentist in Beaver and Columbiana counties, son of the late Dr. Phineas (Philip) and Freda Dietz, of Harrisburg, Larry was the husband of 63 years of Winnie (Ruddell) and father of Lauren (Dr. Ralph V.) Shaffer, of Williamsport, Dr. Craig E. (Cindi) Dietz, of Lake Tomahawk, Ohio, Dr. Clifton E. Dietz, of Beaver, Cort A. (LaDonna) Dietz, of St. Louis, Mo., and Carey O. (Peggy) Dietz, of Denver, Colo. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Born Oct. 6, 1929, in Harrisburg, and orphaned in high school, Larry exaggerated his age and joined the PA State Guard Mounted Troop, attaining the rank of sergeant while still in high school. He graduated from William Penn High School, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. After serving in the Army Dental Corps as a captain, he practiced in Beaver and Columbiana counties limiting his patients to children. He authored a book, "Buddy Beaver Goes to the Dentist" and created a costumed character called Buddy Beaver for his young patients. He served as president of the PA Society of Dentistry for Children, Beaver Valley Dental Society and the Western PA Dental Society. Honored with membership in the American College of Dentistry, the International College of Dentistry, Pierre Fouchard Academy and the Academy of Children's Dentistry, Dr. Dietz also served as a deacon, elder and trustee of the Presbyterian Church. For many years, Dr. Dietz fostered the careers of young pedodontists by employing them as they started practicing in other parts of Pennsylvania. He also served the University of Pittsburgh Dental School as an adjunct professor in pedodontics. A mission trip with his family to the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Haiti was a significant part of his Christian mission work. Dr. Dietz was a familiar figure in Beaver and Columbiana counties on his 17-hand Tennessee Walking Horse. This activity was further carried out in the Ocala National Forest as a member of the Altoona Posse. He also co-founded the "Dead River Gang" boat club, and participated in antique car activities. In addition to his wife, children and their families, Dr. Dietz is survived by a brother, Dr. S. John Dietz, of Columbia, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Dr. Raymond E., Dr. M. Wendell and Dr. M. William Dietz. As per his wishes, a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in the Park Presbyterian Church, Beaver, conducted by his pastor, the Rev. Mark Boyd. Private interment will take place at Beaver Cemetery. Arrangements are being conducted by the NOLL FUNERAL HOME INC., 333 Third St., Beaver. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dr. Dietz's name to the Sherwood Oaks Memorial Fund, 100 Norman Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066. Online condolences may be shared at www.nollfuneral.com.
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Harrison, Victoria K. 87

  • Cranberry Township , Formerly of Katy, Texas
  • Born: 1928-03-19
  • Died: 2015-07-25
  • Funeral Home: McDonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Victoria K. Harrison, 87, a resident of Concordia of Cranberry, formerly of Katy, Texas, died Saturday evening, July 25, 2015, at Concordia. Born in Barberton, Ohio, March 19, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Christina Kanakis. A homemaker, Victoria was of the Greek Orthodox faith. Surviving are three sons, Frank Harrison and his wife, Stacy, of Cranberry Township, James Harrison and his wife, Cherie, of Katy, Texas, and Thomas Harrison and his wife, Alica, of Austin, Texas; her grandchildren, Suzannah, Tori, Jeffrey, Holly, Hayley and Kara; and a brother, Peter Kanakis, of Pittsburgh. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas Harrison, who died July 22, 2003. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2015, with services to follow, at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars, PA 16046. Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Texas. Memorials may be made to Concordia of Cranberry, 10 Adams Ridge Blvd., Mars, PA 16046. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Newcamp, Bradley J. 29

  • Butler
  • Born: 1986-01-07
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Bradley J. Newcamp, 29, of Butler, formerly of Mars, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Butler. Born in McCandless on Jan. 7, 1986, he was the son of Paul R. and Deborah McQuillan Newcamp. Bradley was a Warehouse Laborer. Surviving are his parents, Paul and Deborah Newcamp, of Mars; his fiancee, Brandy Mueller, of Butler; his nine-month-old son, Talon Knight Newcamp; two sisters, Dena Miller (Michael), of Mars, and Jennifer Newcamp (Jarod Schrecengost), of Fairfield Township; a niece, Elyn Schrecengost; his maternal grandmother, Joan McQuillan, of Mars; and his paternal grandmother, Florine Newcamp, of Allison Park. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Charles Newcamp and Robert McQuillan. Friends are invited to a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday at the MCDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to the family for the benefit of Bradley's son, Talon Knight. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Sepich, Helen C. 89

  • Cabot
  • Born: 1925-08-04
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Fox, Saxonburg | Get Directions
  • Helen C. Sepich, 89, of Cabot, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Hospice. Born Aug. 4, 1925, in Brackenridge, she was the daughter of the late Martin Weleski and Anna Margaret (Blascheck) Weleski. She was a graduate of Winfield High School and Butler Business School. Helen worked for William R. Brown Plumbing after graduation. She retired after 20 years of working at Moonlight Mushroom in the payroll department. She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Cabot, where she was a past member of the Christian Mothers. She was a past member of the Cabot A and R. Helen enjoyed bowling, watching sports on television, crocheting and knitting and spending time with her family. Surviving are her loving husband, Joseph L. Sepich, who she married Nov. 20, 1948; her children, Jerry (Nancy) Sepich, of Saxonburg, Shirley (David) Black, of Mechanicsburg, Carol (Ron) Kennedy, of Cabot, Joe (Diane) Sepich Jr., of Saxonburg, and Marlene (Ron) Acre, of Cabot; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Rockar, of Murrysville, and Lucille Green, of Sarver; and brothers, Robert Weleski, of Cabot, and Richard Weleski, of Saxonburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers; one sister; and a daughter-in-law, Linda Sepich. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, at the FOX FUNERAL HOME INC., 410 W. Main St., Saxonburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church with Father Mark Pattock officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Herman. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 315 Stoney Hollow Road, Cabot, PA 16023 or Good Samaritan Hospice, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023.
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Fayette County

Kwak, Ray T. 86

  • Bullskin Township
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Saloom-Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Ray T. Kwak, 86, of Bullskin Township, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015, at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. Friends are invited from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday to SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Rob Allison officiating. Interment with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 446, Mt. Pleasant, will follow in Fairview Cemetery. A complete obituary will be published in the Thursday edition of the newspaper.
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Kwak, Ray T. 86

  • Bullskin Township
  • Born: 1929-01-06
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Saloom-Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Ray T. Kwak, 86, of Bullskin Township, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, July 27, 2015. Ray was born Jan. 6, 1929, in Mammoth, a son of the late John and Charlotte Wilson Kwak. Ray was a Korean War veteran, having served with the Army. Wounded, he received a Purple Heart, Korean Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and United Nations Service Medal. Ray attended Harvest Community Church, was a member of the DAV and the Purple Heart Society. He was employed and retired from Bryce Glass and Lenox Corp. as a selector after 55 years of service and was a member of the Flint Glass Makers Union. Ray was very active as "God's helper" to the Amish community of Somerset. Surviving are his wife, Charlotte Landy Kwak, with whom he would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this December; a daughter, Raelene Fabbri and husband, William, of Smithton; grandchildren, William Tonetti (Tony) Fabbri and Chelsea Rae Fabbri and fiance, David Burnett; a great-granddaughter, Zoee Rae Burnett; a sister, Dorothy Beverage, of Mt. Pleasant; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Betty Ray, John Kwak, Verne Chappell, Norma Jean Landy, Audrey Greenawalt, Frank Kwak, Frances Hoza, Richard Kwak and Rosemary Kwak. Friends are invited from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday to SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, 724-547-2122, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Rob Allison officiating. Interment with full military honors conducted by American Legion Post 446, Mt. Pleasant, will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Harvest Community Church, Medsger Road, Connellsville, PA 15425. Please visit Ray's online memorial at www.saloom-rega.com to sign the condolence guestbook. Richard Rega, funeral director.
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Ober, Nancy J. 73

  • Dawson
  • Born: 1941-11-19
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Nancy J. (Kelley) Ober, 73, of Dawson, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 27, 2015. Nancy was born Nov. 19, 1941, in Englewood, N.J., a daughter of the late Roy and Pauline (Baer) Kelley. She married her loving husband, Robert N. "Bob" Ober, on May 14, 1960. Nancy began her working life as head bookkeeper for First National Bank of Arlington, Va., where she ran the earliest version of the Buroughs IBM computer. Nancy then worked at the First National Bank in Scottdale. After retiring from the bank, she founded the Brownfield Community Center Library, where she continued to volunteer for almost 20 years of service prior to her declining health. Nancy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. In addition to her husband of 55 years, she is survived by her daughter, Lisa Negich and her husband, Jeff, of Dawson; and her son, Robert Ober and his wife, Terri, of Fort Mill, S.C.; her five grandchildren, Jeffrey Malik and wife, Megan, of Brentwood, Tenn., Lacey Slavin and husband, Todd, of Greensburg, Larissa Malik, of Eustis, Fla., and Payton and Tessa Ober, of Fort Mill; her two great-grandchildren, Tara and Corey Slavin; her sister, Doris Eutsey, of Dawson; her brother, R. Douglas Kelley, of Everson; several nieces and nephews; her best friend, Vonnie Phillips; and her beloved dog, Abby. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Renz. At Nancy's request, there will be no public viewing or visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring Street, Scottdale, 724-887-5300, www.fergusonfunerals.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. Love Lasts Forever!
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Ritenour, Robert L. 71

  • Melcroft
  • Born: 1944-07-10
  • Died: 2015-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Melcroft | Get Directions
  • Robert L. "Mike" Ritenour, 71, of Melcroft, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born July 10, 1944, in Melcroft, a son of the late Clarence and Edna M. Kalp Ritenour. Mike worked as a boilermaker through Union Local No. 154 in Pittsburgh. He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Acme. Mike loved the outdoors and loved to hunt, fish and cut firewood and was a member of the Indian Creek Valley Sportsman's Association. Mike will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his loving wife of 49 years, Janet L. May Ritenour; his children, William Ritenour and wife, Kim of Acme, Brian Ritenour and wife, Carol, of Bear Rocks, and Mikki Crist and husband, Tom, of Mt. Pleasant; his nine grandchildren; his seven great-grandchildren; his brother, Jerry Lee Ritenour and wife, Kirsten, of Acme; his sisters, Geraldine Cramer, of Mt. Pleasant, and Mabel Thomas, of Donegal; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mike was predeceased by his sisters, Betty Trice and Faye Romesburg; and his brothers, Richard J. and William Ritenour. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., at the corner of Route 711 and 146 Municipal Building Road, Melcroft (724-455-2310), where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with his brother-in-law, John BIackburn, officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Acme. To leave a message or send condolences, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Rose, Mary L. 62

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1952-08-25
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Mary Lucille Rose, 62, of Connellsville, died Monday, July 27, 2015, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Jefferson. She was born Aug. 25, 1952, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Domer and Cecilia (Bailey) Knopsnider. Mary was Protestant by faith. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and enjoyed playing Bingo, cards and traveling to local casinos. Mary is survived by two grandsons, Angel Louis Knopsnider and Blake Allen Knopsnider, both of Connellsville; three brothers, Larry Knopsnider, of Everson, Tom Knopsnider, of West Virginia, and Bill Knopsnider, of Connellsville; a sister, Gloria Davila, of Lorraine, Ohio; and a goddaughter, Stacy Frazier, of Mt. Pleasant; two nieces, Tonya Nudo and Laura Knopsnider; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Knopsnider; dear friend, Sherri Frazier, who was like a sister to Mary; and good friend, Gary Tate, of Uniontown. In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by a daughter, Louisa Knopsnider; and a son, Eugene Knopsnider. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, the hour of service with Pastor Lee Maley officiating, in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, (724) 628-9033. Interment will follow in Barren Run Cemetery, Smithton. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Indiana County

Radakovich, A. Marge 96

  • Blairsville
  • Born: 1919-03-28
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson, Blairsville | Get Directions
  • A. Marge Radakovich, 96, of Blairsville, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at St. Andrew's Village, Indiana, Pa. Born March 28, 1919, in Homer City, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Modic and Mary (Ivancic) Modic. She attended Ss. Simon and Jude Church, Blairsville. She retired from Torrance State Hospital as a clerical worker. She was a member of the Court of St. Theresa CDA and Angels of Compassion at church. Survivors include her son, Richard Radakovich, of Coral, Pa.; daughter, Kathryn Mahar and husband, Thomas, of Olean, N.Y.; grandchildren, Scott Radakovich, of Coral, Thomas Mahar, of New York City, N.Y., Matthew Mahar and wife, Carolyn, West Harrison, N.Y.; great-grandchild, Connor Mahar; and sister, Mary Evanick, Homer City. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis E. Radakovich, in 1997; three infant brothers; and two infant sisters. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015, at JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., Blairsville. A wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, in Ss. Simon and Jude Church, Blairsville, with Father Stephen R. Bugay officiating. Interment will be in Ss. Simon and Jude Cemetery, Blairsville. www.jamesfergusonfuneralhome.com.
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Strong, Mary M. 83

  • Blairsville
  • Born: 1931-09-28
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: McCabe, Derry | Get Directions
  • Mary M. Strong, 83, of Blairsville, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at her home. She was born Sept. 28, 1931, in Torrance, a daughter of the late George Kerin Sr. and Mary "Nellie" Willforth Kerin. Mary loved spending time with her family, baking and jigsaw and crossword puzzles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles K. Strong; and a brother, George Kerin Jr. She was the beloved mother of Charlene Y. Strong, of Derry, and Darlene M. Bizich, of Blairsville; loving sister of Rose Marie Spatola, of Vineland, N.J., and Tony Kerin, of Blairsville; and beloved grandmother of Casey Marie Bizich (Austin Ellmer) and Gregory Scott Bizich. She is also survived by her former son-in-law, Larry Scott Bizich; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry. A service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home, with Pastor James Henigin officiating. Online condolences may be made to www.mccabefuneralhomes.com.
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Washington County

Deavers, Margaret 88

  • Bentleyville
  • Born: 1926-08-05
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Eley-McCrory Funeral Home, Fayette City | Get Directions
  • Margaret Deavers, 88, of Bentleyville, formerly of Brownstown, Fayette City, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015, in Transitions Health Center, Washington, Pa. She was born Aug. 5, 1926, in Cokeburg, a daughter of the late John Patsik and the late Mary Sabolchek Patsik. She was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Charleroi. Margaret is survived by two daughters, Pamela Thomas and husband, Frank, of Fayette City, and Candace L. Ornot and husband, Mike, of Bentleyville; one son, William Deavers and wife, Debra, of Greensburg, Ind.; stepdaughter, Pat Weld of Brownsville, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Laura Deavers of Roscoe; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Gary Deavers; and three sisters, Vera Sosnak, Mary Wrublesky, and Rose Zamiska. Friends will be received 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015, in the ELEY-McCRORY FUNERAL HOME INC., 334 Main St., Fayette City, 724-326-5621, www.eleymccroryfuneralhome.com. Prayer services will be held in the funeral home Friday, July 31, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at 10:15 a.m. in the St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Charleroi, with the Father Robert Hanna as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Howe Cemetery, Coal Center.
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Kanap, Martha 94

  • Charleroi
  • Born: 1921-06-21
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Spallino Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Martha Kanap, 94, of Charleroi, died peacefully Monday, July 27, 2015. Born June 21, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Tony and Katherine (Pasterick) Kanap. She was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses, Centerville Congregation and was retired from Corning as a packer. Martha is survived by her sister, Catherine Leyda, of Charleroi; nephew, Joseph P. (Sondra) Kruczek, of Fallowfield Township; niece, Rita Leyda of Charleroi; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by sisters, Mary Kruczek and Doris Gorondy; and nephew, Edward Leyda Jr. There will be no public visitation, and burial will be private. Arrangements are being handled by the CARL J. SPALLINO FUNERAL HOME, Charleroi, Joseph A. Lopez, funeral director. Online condolences may be sent to www.spallinofuneralhome.com.
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Todd, Ralph 74

  • Allenport
  • Born: 1940-09-01
  • Died: 2015-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Melenyzer Funeral Home, Roscoe | Get Directions
  • Ralph “Sonny” Todd, 74, of Allenport, died Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Allegheny General Hospital. Born Sept. 1, 1940, in Allenport, a son of Ralph L. and Grace E. Biles Todd. Mr Todd was a California University of Pa. graduate with a bachelor's degree in business management and retired from the Pa. State Assistance Dept. He was a member of the Allenport Civic Club and the founder and owner of Todd’s Distributing in California, Pa. A U.S. Navy veteran, Sonny was a past officer and member of the Roscoe United Methodist Church. A member of the Roscoe American Legion, past officer of the Allenport VFD, a past council member for Allenport, a past board member for RESA, and a member of the Monongahela Valley Masonic Lodge No. 6013. Sonny was an avid classic car lover, having rebuilt a number of classic cars throughout the years. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann “Dolly” Zubric Todd; three sons and daughters-in-law, Lonnie and Sharri Todd of Fallowfield Township, Ralph and Amy Todd of Coal Center and Stephen and Jen Todd of Wayneville, Ohio; four grandchildren, Emilee, Nathan, Nolan and Macy Todd; and one brother, Glenn Todd. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle Todd; and a sister, Donna Kaufman. There will be no public viewing. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, at noon at the Roscoe United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sandra Conti officiating. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the MELENYZER FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., Roscoe. The family suggests memorials be made to the Roscoe United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.melenyzer.com.
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Voloskie, Margie V. 78

  • McDonald
  • Born: 1937-05-12
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Nation, Mcdonald | Get Directions
  • Margie Virginia Voloskie, 78, of McDonald, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at St. Clair Memorial Hospital. She was born May 12, 1937, in Keyser, W.Va., a daughter of the late Calvin F. and Ruth (Helmick) Ganoe. Mrs. Voloskie was a homemaker. She enjoyed traveling and took great pride in keeping her home beautiful. She also loved spending time with her family. On April 6, 1956, she married Stanley A. Voloskie, who survives. Also surviving are three sisters, Dorothy Fountain, of Oakdale, Betty Salmon, of Carnegie, and Mary Lewis, of McDonald; two brothers, Edward W. Ganoe, of Oakdale, and James H. Ganoe, of Carnegie. Deceased are a brother, Calvin Ganoe; and a sister, Ann Fratini. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at NATION FUNERAL HOME INC., 220 E. Lincoln Ave., McDonald, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, with the Rev. Dr. Patricia L. Giles officiating. Burial will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald. Online condolences, photos and additional information are available at www.nationfuneralhome.com.
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Bruncsak, Joseph C.

  • Elkton, Md.
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Crouch, North East, Md. | Get Directions
  • Retired Army Lt. Col. Joseph Carl Bruncsak, of Elkton, Md., passed away at 2:20 a.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2015. He is survived by his sister, Joyce, of Pennsylvania; his four children, Joe and his wife Karyn, Corey and his wife Kelley, Sybil and Jonathan and his wife Ashley; and three grandchildren, Taylor, Riley and Max. He lived a life full of love and compassion and gave aid to anyone who needed it. The love of his life, Paula Bruncsak, passed away five years hence. He joins her now at the gates of heaven, once again united. The laughs, cries, trials and rejoicements that he shared with his family and friends are probably the best epitaph that anyone could ask for. Unfortunately, because of the sheer quantity of those moments, they can't all be listed here. He is missed greatly and will be remembered as a kind, gentle and loving brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend. Funeral service will be held at noon Friday, July 31, 2015, at CROUCH FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 127 S. Main St., North East, Md., where the family will receive guests beginning at 10 a.m. until service time. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project in care of the funeral home. For condolences, please visit www.crouchfuneralhome.com.
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Dudiak, Genevieve L. 84

  • Melbourne, Fla. , Formerly of Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1930-08-29
  • Died: 2015-07-25
  • Funeral Home: Cicholski-Zidek, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Genevieve L. Dudiak, 84, of Melbourne, Fla., formerly of Natrona Heights, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015, in the Holmes Regional Healthcare Center, Melbourne. She was born Aug. 29, 1930, in Brackenridge, a daughter of the late Peter and Mary Ploszaj Dudiak. Genevieve lived in Florida for the past 15 years, previously living in Natrona Heights. She was a 1949 graduate of St. Joseph High School and attended Business Training College (BTC) in Pittsburgh. Genevieve retired from Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp. in Pittsburgh in 1993 after more than 40 years of service. She was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Parish, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Natrona Heights. Genevieve enjoyed reading, traveling and spending time with her family. She is survived by her siblings, Chester (Helen) Dudiak, of Cabot, Steffie (Edward) Barent, of Tarentum, and Frances (Robert) Kukowski, of Tarentum; nieces and nephews, Mariam (Fred) Fedorka, Joseph (Linda), Robert (Susan) and John Dudiak, Virginia (James) Rosensteel, Carol (Rick) Hoag, Janet (Dan) Vorp and Mary, Judy and Rob Kukowski; 14 great-nieces and nephews; and nine great-great-nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Ladislaus Church, Natrona. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. Arrangements are under the care of the CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME INC., Natrona Heights. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Genevieve may be made to Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Parish, 1526 Union Ave., Natrona Heights, PA 15065 or to the Community Library of Allegheny Valley, 1522 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights, PA 15065. To send an online condolence, please visit www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.
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Evanchak, Thomas E. 67

  • Carmel, Ind. , Formerly of North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1947-09-09
  • Died: 2015-07-18
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Thomas E. Evanchak, 67, of Carmel, Ind., formerly of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, July 18, 2015. He was born Sept. 9, 1947, in McKeesport, a son of Edward G. Evanchak, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and the late Mildred (Babic) Evanchak. Tom was a retired sales manager for Patio Enclosures. He was a graduate of Norwin High School, class of 1965, and a Vietnam War veteran, having served with the Army. Tom always remained close with his Circleville friends especially Steve and Ann Sensenich and family. He loved his family, especially being "Granddad", and loved to golf. In addition to his father, he is survived by his sons, Michael G. Evanchak and his wife, Darcy, of Taylorsville, Ill., and Matthew T. Evanchak, of Jeannette; 10 grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Roney and her husband, Ed, of Level Green, and Cathy "Pinky" Kolberg and her husband, Dave of Toledo, Ohio; also nieces. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, with Dr. Ronald H. Wakeman officiating. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Fong, John H. 57

  • Essex, Md. , Formerly of Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2015-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Ross Twp | Get Directions
  • John Henry Fong, 57, of Essex, Md., formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015. He was a beloved son of the late Soon Sen Fong and Chin Kam Wong; husband of Karen (Waldschmidt) Fong; dear father of John Joseph Michael Fong; brother of James (Mary Beth) Fong, May Gene (John) Fong Rodewald, Janet Fong, Elizabeth Fong, George Fong, Amy (Francis) Fong Chen and the late May Joan Fong Singleton, Tina Fong and Anna Fong; also survived by five nephews, two nieces and dear friends, Darlene Williams and Michael Watson. John was a proud Marine Corps veteran. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the HP BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township, 412-364-4444, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment will be in Homewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org. Condolences may be offered at www.brandtfuneralhome.com.
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Friend, Jolan J. 53

  • Germantown, Md.
  • Born: 1962-03-10
  • Died: 2015-07-27
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  • Jolan J. Friend, 53, of Germantown, Md., passed away Monday, July 27, 2015, at Casey House in Rockville, Md. Jolan was born March 10, 1962. Jolan was a graduate of Greensburg Salem High School. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph H. Friend. She is survived by her mother, Barbara, and stepfather, James Reaney; her brother, Ralph L. Friend and Kelly; a nephew, Robert; niece, Nicole Friend, of Phoenix, Ariz.; also an aunt and uncle, Louis and Jerry Berta; and a host of cousins; plus a stepsister, Deborah and Mike Yale, of Brockport, Pa. A memorial service is being planned for later.
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Kline, Veronica 93

  • Jupiter, Fla.
  • Born: 1922-01-07
  • Died: 2015-07-24
  • Funeral Home: Spallino Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Veronica Kline, 93, of Jupiter, Fla., formerly of Charleroi, died Friday, July 24, 2015. Born Jan. 7, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Valent and Mary (Rumanchik) Talpas. She was a member of Mary, Mother of the Church, the Confraternity of Christian Mother's, 1st Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, and Mon Valley Slovak Cultural Trust. She was a CCD teacher, and her greatest joy was preparing children for First Holy Communion and May Crowning at her former church, Sts. Cyril and Methodius. Veronica is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Eileen Kline of Belle Vernon; daughters, Donna McCloskey and Doris Koecheler both of Jupiter, Fla.; sisters, Ann Dyky of Monessen and Cecelia Kubik of North Versailles; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Cyril L. Kline; twin sister, Kathryn Drabik; and sisters, Mary Baron and Joan Kisinko. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2015, in the CARL J. SAPLLINO FUNERAL HOME, 819 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, Joseph A. Lopez, funeral director. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, in Mary, Mother of the Church, celebrated by the Rev. Jerry Mikonis, with interment following in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to www.spallinofuneralhome.com.
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Peaco, Mildred E. 94

  • Highland Park, IL
  • Born: 1920-09-25
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Mildred E. (Wise) Peaco, 94, of Highland Park, Ill., passed away Monday, July 27, 2015, while under the care of the NMH Forest Lake Hospital. Born Sept. 25, 1920, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mable (Neal) Wise. Mrs. Peaco was a cafeteria worker with the Richland School District for many years. Mildred kept active by playing cards and polka dancing. She was an avid fan of the great Roberto Clemente. In her later years, she enjoyed going for nice walks. She is survived by her son, William (Ellen) Habay, of Highland Park, Ill.; grandchildren Michael, Steven and Melissa Habay; and a sister, Betty. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husbands, Michael Habay and Lloyd Peaco; and five siblings. Mildred's family will welcome friends from 9 a.m. till noon July 31, 2015, at the KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park. A funeral service will be held at noon on Friday, July 31, at the King Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Allison Park, with the Rev. David Clawson officiating. She will be laid to rest at the Mt. Royal Cemetery in Glenshaw. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Mildred's family at www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Schwartz, Elaine 71

  • Died: 2015-07-27
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  • Elaine (Collier) Schwartz, 71, died unexpectedly Monday, July 27, 2015, in Sarasota, Fla. She was the loving wife of 43 years to Carl. Elaine was a wonderful mother to her son, Craig Schwartz and her daughter-in-law, Kathleen, of Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a devoted sister to Sylvia Lenz, of Philadelphia, and April Orlando, of Lower Burrell. Elaine was born in Pittsburgh, to Earl and Mildred Collier. She married Carl, who she met through computer dating in Pittsburgh in 1970. A celebration of life is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 790 Tamiami Trail, Venice FL 34285. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to COPD Foundation at www.copdfoundation.org.
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Smith, Leroy H. 92

  • Clarion
  • Born: 1922-10-19
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Goble, Clarion | Get Directions
  • Leroy Henry Smith, of Clarion, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015, at the Clarion Hospital. He was 92 years of age. Born Oct. 19, 1922, in Sarver, Butler County, he was the only son of the late Howard J. and Frances (Shultz) Smith. After high school, he was drafted into the Army and served during the Second World War in the European Theater. He earned the European Theater Service Medal with six bronze stars and was honorably discharged in 1945 at the rank of Sergeant. Leroy worked first as a carpenter and contractor for Harbison and Smith, a company that he partnered. He then was a dragline operator in the coal mining industry for Allison Engineering. He went on to become a foreman for C and K Coal and retired from that firm in 1988. In 1943, he married the former Dorothy E. McFarland. She preceded him in death in 1997. Leroy was well-known for his hearty handshakes and his loving hugs. He enjoyed wood-working, creating things with a scroll saw and mowing lawns for a hug and lunch. He was an also avid hunter. He is survived by his children, Donna Briemeister, Dennis Smith and his companion, Darlene Glasser, Gary Smith and his wife, Arnetta, and Gregg Smith and his wife, Jean. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Dan Wilkewitz, Brett Wilkewitz, Angela Grieb and Nicholas Smith, along with numerous great-grandchildren. He will be especially missed by his dear friend, Myrtle Shirey. Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 651, Clarion, PA 16214. Arrangements are under the care of the GOBLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 330 Wood St., in Clarion, where visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015. An additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, at the First Baptist Church, 649 Main St., in Clarion. Military honors will be accorded by the Honor Guard of American Legion Post 66 from Clarion at 10:45 a.m. at the church. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church with Pastor Jason Hunter officiating. Interment will be in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Sarver. Friends and family may send online condolences, order flowers and memorials and obtain additional information by visiting www.goblefh.net.
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Stubble, Patricia A. 62

  • Monticello, N.Y.
  • Born: 1953-06-29
  • Died: 2015-07-25
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  • Patricia Ann "Patty" Stubble, 62, of Monticello, N.Y., passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, N.Y. She was born June 29, 1953, in New Kensington, a daughter of the late John and Pauline Bosin. Patty was a graduate of Leechburg Area High School and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She and her family moved to Monticello in 1990. She loved gardening and collecting vintage and ceramic buttons and was an avid animal lover. A family statement reads, "As our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all, we will remember Patty always for the love she shared and for the joy and kindness she brought into our lives. Her compassion extended to all living things, large and small. Patty's beautiful spirit will live on in those whose lives she touched because the heart never forgets one so dear." Patty is survived by her husband, Mark D. Stubble, at home; her son, Mark P. Stubble and his companion, Jennifer Giordano, of Woodbourne, N.Y.; her sisters, Darlene Letterio and her husband, Larry, of Valencia, and Antoinette Riffer and her companion, Norm Schumaker, of Apollo; her grandson, Mark Patrick Stubble Jr., of South Fallsburg, N.Y.; and many cousins and friends. Family and friends are welcome to attend Patty's committal service which will be held at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in the chapel at St. Catherine's Cemetery in Leechburg. A Mass of the Intention of the Deceased will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at Christ the King Church. Memorial contributions may be made to either Sullivan SPCA, P.O. Box 995, Rock Hill, NY 12775 or to Best Friends Animal Society at www.bestfriends.org.
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Tatarzycki, Roberta 81

  • Gilbert, Ariz.
  • Born: 1934-02-18
  • Died: 2015-04-12
  • Funeral Home: McCabe, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Roberta Coyne Tatarzycki, 81, of Gilbert, Ariz., passed away peacefully Sunday, April 12, 2015, with her family at her side. She was born Feb. 18, 1934, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Edward Coyne and Thecla (Born) Coyne. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Edward; four sons, Mark (Patricia), Neil, Evan (Judith) and Brad; and also grandchildren, Gerik (Meredith), Nicholas and Natasha. Roberta graduated from Sacred Heart High School, excelling in debate and drama. In 1981, she graduated with honors from the University of Akron, Ohio. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, in Sacred Heart Church, 310 Shady Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements are by McCABE BROS. INC. In her final wishes, Roberta requested that everyone feed the birds in her memory. The family suggests donations in her memory to your favorite charity.
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Tenos, Dorothy R. 88

  • Jacksonville, Fla. , Formerly of Cranberry Township
  • Born: 1927-05-10
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Dorothy R. Tenos, 88, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Cranberry Township, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015. Born May 10, 1927, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Margaret (Omohundro) Raisbeck. Dorothy was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 63 years, George A. Tenos, from Jacksonville, Fla., (previously North Hills). She is survived by her children, Gregory (Mary) Tenos, from Cranberry Township, Gary (Janet) Tenos, from Jacksonville, and Lorrie M. Tenos, from Columbia, Md.; grandchildren, Michael (Cassie) Tenos, Stacey (David) Jessee, Charlotte (Benjamin) Lopez and Deidre Tenos; and great-granddaughters, Mallory Jessee, Aubrey Tenos and Keira Tenos. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia Fox; and her brother, Jack Raisbeck. Dorothy graduated from South Hills High School and attended Graceland College for two years. After studying music at Graceland College, she continued to express her love of music by serving as choir director, pianist and organist for the North Hills congregation of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She also worked in real estate for many years. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, at KING FUNERAL HOME, 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park, with a memorial service following at 2 p.m. She will be privately laid to rest at Allegheny County Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Dorothy's family at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4114 Sunbeam Road, Bldg. 400, Jacksonville, FL 32257. (www.communityhospice.com).
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