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Arendash, James P. 67

  • Hilliard, Ohio , Formerly of West Mifflin
  • Died: 2014-08-14
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis, Munhall | Get Directions
  • James Paul Arendash, 67, of Hilliard, Ohio, formerly of West Mifflin, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. He was the beloved son of the late John and Catherine (Medar) Arendash; brother of the late John Carl Arendash; nephew of Alex (Ann) Arendas; and is also survived by many cousins. James was a very active member of AAII. Funeral services will be private. Arrangements entrusted to SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Baird, John E. 76

  • Hampton Township
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • John E. Baird, 76, of Hampton Township, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. John was the son of the late John S. and Mildred E. (Buchannan) Baird, and a Hampton resident for 50 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church for more than 40 years. He loved to go fishing and playing golf. He loved to bowl and was in a bowling league for four years. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Thelma C. (Houston) Baird; son, John Andrew (Michelle) Baird, of Verona; two daughters, Tina (Allen) Cossaboom, of Butler, and Susan (Craig) Neumann, of Hampton Township; eight grandchildren, John Ian, Ariana, Kayla, Chelsea, Rebekah, Zachary, Craig Jr. and Julianne; two brothers, Miles (Karen) Baird and Harold (Laura) Baird; three sisters, Josie Tipping, Mary Jo (Vito) Natali and Debra (Michael) LaMagdeleine; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Raley; and sisters, Doris (Makowski) Davis and Margaret (Lou) Altman. John's family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle in Allison Park. There will also be visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Calvary Baptist Church, 4765 S. Pioneer Road in Allison Park, for one hour prior to the 11a.m. funeral service, with Pastor Barry Murray officiating. He will be laid to rest at the Hampton Cemetery in Allison Park. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with John's family at http://www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Bechtold Sr., Robert E. 87

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Robert E. Bechtold Sr., 87, of Penn Hills, died Wednesday evening, Aug. 20, 2014, at Harmar Village, Harmarville. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary T. (Doheny) Bechtold; dear father of Robert E. (Judith) Bechtold Jr., Barbara (Thomas)Rodriguez, Mary Pat (Alan) Kappeler and Diane (Keith) Smith; brother of the late Harry "Babe", Russell Bechtold, Kenneth Bechtold and Mary June Brinker; grandfather of Melissa, Jeremy (Sue) Bechtold, Erin Rodriguez, Andrew, Lindsay Kappeler and the late Ryan Rodriguez; and great-grandpa of Adeline and Colton. Bob was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Verona, served in the Army during World War II and was a self-employed automobile salesman. Friends and relatives will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday Aug. 24, 2014, at BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERANTIVE SERVICES, 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Blessing service at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Father Edwin Wichman officiating. Interment will follow with military honors at Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh. Visit us at http://www.burket-truby.com.
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Bigley, Janet K. 63

  • East Pittsburgh , Formerly of Conneautville
  • Born: 1950-10-27
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Janet K. (Brown) Bigley, 63, of East Pittsburgh, formerly of Conneautville, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Janet was born Oct. 27, 1950, in Meadville, to Stanford and Ruth (Smith) Brown. Janet attended Conneaut Valley High School. She was a dedicated employee to the Braham family and to the residents of Rolling Fields Eldercare Facility in Conneautville, until her illness forced her disability. She is survived by her sons, Daryl J. Adams, of East Pittsburgh, Bradley J. Adams, of McKeesport, and Bryan K. Adams and his wife, Jennifer, and their children, Katrina and Nikkolas Adams, all of Conneautville. She is also survived by her beloved Dachshund-Basset Hound mix rescue dog, "Tito", as well as many cousins and friends. Janet was preceded in death by her brother, Donald; her sister, Ella Mae; her husband, Daniel L. Bigley; and her granddaughter, Kristin Adams and her parents. There will not be a public viewing as per Janet's request. A memorial service will be announced and held at a later date. Arrangements are by PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. Memorial donations may be made to Furever Dachsund Rescue, PO Box 1613, Woonsocket, RI 02895 or http://www.fureverdachsundrescue.org. Condolences can be registered at http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Buckovich, Nicholas 80

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Nicholas Buckovich, 80, of Monroeville, passed peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Rosemary (Creighan) Buckovich; a son of the late Nicholas and Anastasia Buckovich, of Windber; father of Dennis Buckovich and Rick Buckovich; and grandfather of Zachary Harmison and Nicholas Buckovich. He was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters. He was a dedicated worker at Westinghouse Electric in the Patent and Law Department of the Science and Technology Center in Churchill. Nick loved the holidays and his amazing decorations for Christmas and Halloween brought joy to many. Nick was a member and head usher at the Byzantine Catholic Church in Monroeville for 45 years. He coached "fun" with many little league baseball teams. Nick was a generous and caring friend to all. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan and attended every Pirate opening day game from 1952 to 2012. Private services were held Friday at Restland Memorial. Arrangements by the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., Monroeville/Plum Chapel, 412-856-4747. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Bunecicky, Dorothy 87

  • Munhall
  • Born: 1927-06-10
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Green, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Dorothy (Gibala) Bunecicky, 87, of Munhall, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in McKeesport. Dorothy was born June 10, 1927, in McKeesport, to Walter and Margaret (Kustra) Gibala. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Clarence Sr., brothers, Pete and John, and sisters, Eleanor Gibala, Bertha Pomnian and Mary Seyko. Dorothy was best known as Dot, or Mrs. B, and Gramma was a lifelong homemaker, avid house cleaner and decorator and beloved mother to children, Claire (Leo) Short, of Minnesota, her favorite child, Bud Bunecicky, of Rennerdale, and daughter and caregiver, Paula (William) Plichta. She was a devoted Gramma to Katelin and Aire Plichta, Melissa and Christopher Short and Brian, Nicholas and Kali Bunecicky. Dot took great pride and pleasure in her Santa Claus collection that included statues from miniature to life size, animations, clothing and figurines of Santa's from nearly every country around the world. Visitation will be held from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME, 3511 Main St., Munhall. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin. Donations in lieu of flowers should go to The Education Center at the Watson Institute or Special Olympics.
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Caddick, Kathleen Kay 90

  • Gibsonia
  • Died: 2014-08-11
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Kathleen "Kay" (Dawson) Caddick, 90, of Gibsonia, formerly of North Hills Estates, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. She was the loving mother of Kathleen, of Boston, Mass., and Karen, of Pittsburgh; cherished grandmother of Alexandra Caddick, of Oklahoma; beloved wife of the late Samuel John Caddick; and daughter of the late George and Ellen (Burke) Dawson. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Kay was proud of her Canadian and Irish heritage. She was a long-term volunteer of Passavant Hospital. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township, 412-364-4444, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. http://www.brandtfuneralhome.com.
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Cardillo, Louis A. 79

  • Plum
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Knee, Plum | Get Directions
  • Louis A. Cardillo, 79, of Plum, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Deborah (Markiewicz) Cardillo; loving father of Donna (Tom) Martin and Kevin (Michelle) Cardillo; grandfather of Sarah Grace Martin; brother of Anthony (Carmella) Cardillo and Patricia (Joseph "Dennis") Devlin; brother-in-law of Theresa Cassavant and Helene Allard; also survived by nieces, nephews and his beloved dog, Gracie. Mr. Cardillo proudly served his country in the Army. He was a member of Our Lady of Joy Parish in Plum where he belonged to the Holy Name Society. He was also a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and former member of Immaculate Conception Parish of Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at MAURICE L. KNEE LTD. FUNERAL HOME, 7663 Saltsburg Road (across from S and T Bank), Plum, PA 15239. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Joy Church, 2000 O'Block Road, Plum.
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Demmler, Alice E. 91

  • Gibsonia , Formerly of Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Alice E. Demmler, 91, of Gibsonia, formerly Pittsburgh and Bellevue, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Walter R. and Bertha (Poerschke) Demmler; sister of the late Ruth M. Benner; aunt of Paul (Sandra) Benner and Jean (Michael) Sowles; great-aunt of Krista (Jason) Spencer and Bryant Benner; and is also survived by three great-great-nephews. Alice was a graduate of Pennsylvania Women's College, now Chatham University, retired from Westinghouse Corporation's main headquarters after many years of service and was a member Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Bellevue. Private burial services were held in Allegheny County Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., Bakerstown. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Fischetti, Joseph M. 89

  • Verona
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Joseph M. Fischetti, 89, of Verona, died Thursday evening, Aug. 21, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary M. (Tuccillo) Fischetti of 62 years at the time of her death; loving father of Linda Fischetti (Joseph Kwasniewski), Deborah Amos, Lisa (Vincent) Cannillo; grandfather of Brian (Kelly) Amos, David Amos and Lauren Kwasniewski; great-grandfather of Cadence and Luke Amos; brother-in-law of Hilda Tuccillo; and brother of the late Vincent Fischetti, Phyllis Zitelli, Lucy D'Paolo, Anne Fischetti, Frank Fischetti and John Fischetti. Many loving nieces and nephews survive. Friends and relatives will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Verona. Family suggests memorials to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 825 Second St., Verona, PA 15147. Visit us at http://www.burket-truby.com.
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Hays, Lois C. 85

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Cieslak Tatko, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Lois C. Hays, 85, of Pittsburgh, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Clarence Miller and Ida Mae Menzer; wife to Alfred Hays, whom passed in 1997; and loving mother to Timothy Hays (Elizabeth). She was preceded by two sons, Thomas Hays (Debbie) and Daniel Hays. She was the grandmother to Danika Hays, Dara Vitou (Nick), Heather Hays, Timothy "TJ" Hays (Yilin Chen), Kelly Pegher (William Jr.), Trevor Hays (Vanessa) and Brandon Hays; great-grandmother to William III and Daniel; and sister to William Miller. Lois loved spending time with her family. She loved music and sang with the USO during World War II, where she met her husband. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, and Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at the CIESLAK and TATKO FUNERAL HOME, 2935 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in St. Norbert Catholic Church.
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Jones Jr., Norman W. 54

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Norman W. "Nick" Jones Jr., 54, of Ross Township, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. He was the loving husband of Sandra "Sandy" (Grech); beloved father of Amy and Nicklas Jones; grandfather of Arianna and Breana; son of Doris and the late Norman W. Jones; and brother of Jeffrey (Michelle) Jones. Nick was a well-known Pittsburgh area dirt track champion racecar driver. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township, 412-364-4444. Funeral service in Allegheny County Memorial Park will be private. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society. http://www.brandtfuneralhome.com.
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Koerts, John W. 78

  • West View
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • John William Koerts, 78, of West View, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Carol (Lutty) Koerts; father of John W. (Cassandra) Koerts Jr. and Michele (Robert) Fester; and grandfather of Josselyn Maria Fester and Christian Alexander Fester. John was a West View Borough Councilman, veteran of the Army and retired warehouse supervisor at H.J. Heinz Company. There will be no visitation. Service and interment are private. Arrangements are by SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., West View. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Salvation Army, 100 W. North Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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LaRocca, Joseph A.

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Joseph A. LaRocca, of Ross Township, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Clara J. LaRocca (Parascenzo); loving father of Michael LaRocca (Marilyn), Maria Gillette (Joseph) and the late Mark J. LaRocca; beloved brother of Sam H. LaRocca Sr., of Hopewell Township, Anthony J. "Jr." LaRocca, of Coraopolis, the late Edward P. LaRocca and the late Raymond D. LaRocca; and loving grandfather of Nicholas and Benjamin Gillette and Kristina, Joel and Kiara LaRocca. Joe was born Dec. 4, 1928, and grew up in Coraopolis. He served in the Army from 1946 to 1948 and was stationed in South Korea. Joe then attended Carnegie Technical Institute (currently known as Carnegie Mellon University) from where he graduated in 1953 with a BA in architecture. As a registered architect, Joe practiced his profession for more than 50 years. Early in his career, under the direction of Charles Stotz, Joe developed historically accurate details for a number of preservation projects including Heinz Hall as well as a variety of projects in Ligonier. Throughout his career, many other architects looked to Joe for guidance in this area. Joe also mentored junior architects at a variety of firms. As an adjunct professor at CCAC, he taught drafting to prison inmates. He was a proud member of the American Institute of Architects and he served as president of the Pittsburgh Architectural Club. Joe retired from Lorenzi, Dodds and Gunnill at the age of 79. Joe was a lifelong learner and loved sharing what he learned. He was an avid reader and collector of art and architecture books. In his 80s, he took a series of Italian classes at the University of Pittsburgh. He enjoyed attending operas with his beloved wife, Clara, during their 40-year marriage. Joe was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a loyal friend. Friends and family received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Sebastian Church, where Joe faithfully attended for more than 50 years.
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Maurer, Russell 96

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1917-10-05
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Johnson, Buena Vista | Get Directions
  • Russell Maurer, 96, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Senior Care Plaza. He was born Oct. 5, 1917, in Elizabeth Township, a son of the late Christ Maurer and Rose Thompson Maurer, and husband of the late Betty E. Kite Maurer. Survivors include his son, Harry (Lorraine) Maurer, of Elizabeth Township; grandchildren, Russell (Lisa) Maurer, Randy (Amy) Maurer and Wendy Maurer; stepgrandchildren, Tamie (Doug) Markland and Todd (Sarah) Turner; six great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and a sister, Catherine McKeown, of Elizabeth Township. He was the superintendent of Open Hearth Edgar Thompson Works, Braddock. No visitation and services will be private in the chapel of Mt. Vernon Cemetery with the Rev. William Heaton officiating. Arrangements by RALPH L. JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME, 3411 Wood St., Buena Vista.
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Miara, Margaret A. 88

  • Formerly of Plum
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Margaret A. (Tomko) Miara, 88, formerly of Braddock and Plum, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Miara, with whom she longed to be reunited. She was the loving mother of Judy (Albert) Dzermejko, of Illinois, Celeste (Frank "Sonny") Nowak, of Baldwin, and Annette (Kevin) Collins, of South Carolina; dear grandmother of Jennifer and Jonathan (Jennifer) Dzermejko, Tim and Julie Nowak, Tracie and Matthew Collins; great-grandmother of Eddie Dzermejko; and sister of the late John Tomko. Friends will be welcome from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable Ave., East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday in Good Shepherd Church, Braddock. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or http://www.stjude.org. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Rawson, Frank W. 83

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Frank W. Rawson, 83, of Monroeville, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Janice Rawson; loving father of Michael Marmo, Randy (Carmella) Marmo and Frank Rawson; grandfather of Michael, Brittany, Brandon, Jenna, Lynnemarie and Frank; and is also survived by three great-grandchildren. Frank worked for the Municipality of Monroeville for 27 years, starting out as an animal control officer and retiring as a code enforcement officer. He was a former member of the zoning/hearing board and longtime member of the Monroeville Democratic Committee. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL), corner of 445 Beatty Road and 48 North, Monroeville, (412-856-4747). Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Monroeville United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery. The family kindly suggests memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Western PA Chapter, 1501 Reedsdale St. No. 105, Cardello Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Sakol, Julia M. 87

  • Jefferson Hills
  • Born: 1926-09-07
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Julia M. Sakol, 87, of Jefferson Hills, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Jefferson Hospital. She was retired as a messenger escort for UPMC McKeesport and manager for the former Eckerd and Sun Drug stores in Eastland Mall. A member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton and the former Elks Lodge No. 11 in West Mifflin, Julia loved playing bingo, the lottery and scratch-off tickets. Born Sept. 7, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Wonzok) Hrezo, and wife of the late John A. Sakol, who passed away in 1989. She is survived by a daughter, Lovella Dowden, of Jefferson Hills; granddaughters, Regina Hansen, of Glassport, and Stacey (Jim) Andreoli, of Jefferson Hills; grandson, Harry (Lisa) Hansen, of Blaine Hill; three great-grandchildren, Nicole, Jimmy and Melisa; four great-great-grandchildren, Thaddeus, Mariha, Gracie and Brayden; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a son, Ronald W. Sakol; and son-in-law, Robert Dowden. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025, 412-233-5700. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in St. Clare of Assisi Parish, followed by interment in St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Sutton, Phyllis C. 81

  • Bradford Woods
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Cranberry Township | Get Directions
  • Phyllis Carroll (Gundlach) Sutton, 81, of Bradford Woods, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. She was the beloved wife for 54 years of William Sutton; loving mother of Bronwynn Sutton-McAdams (Michael), Bill Sutton, Christine "Tina" Sutton-Broeren (Tom) and Christian Sutton (Pamela Bigley-Sutton); proud grandmother of Justin Broeren, Joshua Sutton, Holly Broeren, Timothy Sutton, Ezra Broeren and Peyton Bigley; sister of John, David and James Gundlach and Wanda Balfour; also survived by many loving friends and relatives. Phyllis was a graduate of Edinboro State Teachers College in 1956 and a gifted artist. Phyllis's faith was of utmost importance to her, and she used her talents to glorify the Lord. She taught both privately and in the public school settings. She was a member of the choir at Memorial Park church for many years, and was instrumental in establishing the Houston Hall Art Gallery which showcased local artists as a ministry outreach of the church. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME of CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Road, 724-772-8800. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Memorial Park Presbyterian Church, 8800 Peebles Road, Allison Park. Please meet at church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Memorial Park Presbyterian Church or Good Samaritan Hospice,3500 Brooktree Road, Wexford, PA 15090.
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Williams, Jonathan R. 32

  • Upper St. Clair
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Jonathan R. Williams, 32, of Upper St. Clair, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. He was the beloved son of Barbara and Robert Williams; brother of Elizabeth (Jonathan) Nichols; uncle of Max and Charlie; grandson of Ruth and the late Robert Williams and the late Emma and George Colella; nephew of Linda (Thomas) Sipe, Karen Stauffer, Ginny (Tom) Trainor, Marilyn (Roger) Nemrava and Donna (the late Keith) Mulvihill; also survived by many cousins. Family and friends will be welcomed from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Louise de Marillac Church. Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Western PA Humane Society, 1101 Western Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233; or to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), 105 Braunlich Drive, Suite 200, McKnight Plaza, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
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Woncheck, Michael J. 90

  • McCandless
  • Died: 2014-08-22
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Michael John "Checkers" Woncheck, 90, of McCandless, died peacefully Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. He wasthe loving husband of 37 years to Adrienne H. (Berie) Woncheck; devoted father of David "D" Woncheck and his wife, Jeanie, of Sarver; proud grandfather of David (Stacey) and Matthew (Chelsie); great-grandfather of Noah and Adalynn; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township, 412-364-4444. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Teresa of Avila Church. Entombment will follow in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery, Ross Township. Family suggests memorials to the American Lung Association.
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Wotherspoon, Donald H. 50

  • Pine Township
  • Born: 1963-09-11
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: McDonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Donald H. Wotherspoon, 50, of Pine Township, Wexford, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, Aug. 21, 2014, at his home. Born Sept. 11, 1963, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Joan Frances Bowler Wotherspoon and the late Donald L. Wotherspoon. Don was the owner of Wannabe Siding of Wexford. He served in the Marine Corps during peacetime and was a member of the Mars VFW Post 7505, where he had served as chaplain. Surviving are his mother, Joan F. Wotherspoon, of Wexford; six sisters, Patricia Wotherspoon, of Pittsburgh, Betsy Wotherspoon, of Gibsonia, Deirdre Bettinger (Robert), of Pittsburgh, Joan Wotherspoon (Lee Kirkendoll), of Pittsburgh, Ann Scherer (James Jr.), of Mars, and Ellen Barnes, of Wexford; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Blessing services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Peter Murphy, pastor of St. Alphonsus Church in Wexford, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lawrenceville. Memorials may be made to the Mars VFW Post 7505, 331 Mars-Valencia Road, Mars, PA 16046. Directions and condolences are available at http://www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Berardinelli Sr., Edward S. 80

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1934-02-09
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Edward S. Berardinelli Sr., 80, of Jeannette, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at home surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 9, 1934, in Export, the oldest son of the late Samueland Genevieve (Lupacchini) Berardinelli. Prior to retirement, he worked as a custodian for Jeannette School District. After he retired, he worked as a security guard for St. George Crystal, Omnova and Jeannette Sheet Glass. He was also a charter member of the Jeannette Auxiliary Police and Ambulance Service. His greatest love was his wife, Betty, and his family. He enjoyed Polka and Country music and spent his final months watching his beloved Pirates with his family. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served during the Korean War. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Hazlett Berardinelli; an infant son, Robert Berardinelli; a grandson, Dylan Steffey; two sisters, Linda Louise Berardinelli and Mary Ann Streussnig; his in-laws, Samuel and Mary (Peters) Hazlett; and his dog, Angel. He is survived by two sons, Edward Berardinelli Jr. and Gregory Berardinelli and his wife, Barbara, both of Jeannette; two daughters, Caryl Ritenour and her husband, Richard, of Penn Township, and Florence Pratt, of Jeannette; seven grandchildren, who were his pride and joy, Nicole Pratt, Eric "hey kid" Ritenour and Caitlin Berardinelli, Misty and husband, Kliff Callahan, Richard Ritenour Jr., Michael Ritenour and Devin Steffey; five great-grandchildren, Krya, Kassidy and Kourtney Callahan, Madison Ritenour and Dominic Steffey (his little buddy). He is also survived by four brothers, Richard and his wife, Betty Berardinelli, of Delmont, Ronald and his wife, Helen Berardinelli, of Penn, Vince and his wife, Donna Berardinelli, of Penn Township, and Anthony Berardinelli, of Jeannette; two sisters, Marlene Margadonna, of Cranberry, and Isabell Chew, of Jeannette; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. 1st. St., Jeannette. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home with Pastor Dan Lawrence officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. Ed's family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staffs of the Arnold Palmer Cancer Center and Heartland Hospice for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675. Love lasts forever daddy! Tell mom we said hi until we meet again. To send on-line condolences, visit http://www.mason-gelder.com.
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Dedo, Edward S. 79

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1935-01-02
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Edward Stanley Dedo, 79, of Jeannette, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. He was born Jan. 2, 1935, in Herminie, son of the late Joseph and Helen (Skrabski) Dedo. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph, Walter and Charles Dedo. Edward retired from United States Steel, National Tube as a pipefitter. He was a social member at Hahntown Fire Hall and Jeannette Legion. He was an avid fisherman and gardener. Surviving are his daughters, Denise Gerda and Cindy Rehe, both of West Newton, and Tammy (Scott) Brown, of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Michele Curcio, Christine Lucas, John Rehe, Justin, Sean, Nathan and Coco Brown; and great-grandchildren, Saige Trotter, Jayden Lucas and Kennedy Curcio. Visitation and services were private. Arrangements entrusted JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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DeHass, Elizabeth C. 97

  • Murrysville
  • Died: 2014-08-22
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth C. "Betty" (Ambrose) DeHass, of Murrysville, died the day after of her 97th birthday, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. She was the beloved wife for 25 years of the late H. Edwin "Iggy" DeHass; loving mother of H. Edwin DeHass Jr., of Monroeville, Karen L. (Al) Renchko, of Monroeville, and Sharen M. (Don) Loreski, of Murrysville; proud grandmother of H. Edwin DeHass III, Brian (Stacy) DeHass, Tina Kelly, Monica (Joel) Carolla and Al Renchko Jr., Joseph (Keeley) Loreski and Jeffrey Loreski; precious great-grandmother of Jake, Ava, Leah, A.J., Alex, Julianna, Alyssa, Casey, Ryan, Sophia and Tina Irene; great-great-grandmother of Brandon Phoenix; and dear sister of Bud (late Marie) Ambrose, of North Braddock, the late Mary (late Tom) McGivern and the late Robert (surviving spouse, Donna) Ambrose. Betty was a staunch Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Pirates fan, even staying up late to watch west coast games. She also enjoyed working the daily crossword puzzles. Above all else, she was a dedicated homemaker who was devoted to her children and their families. No visitation, as per Betty's request. Friends and family members are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. Monday in St. Colman Church, Turtle Creek. Burial will follow at William Penn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Betty's name to: East Catholic School, 2001 Ardmore Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15221. Arrangements by PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. http://www.laniganfuneralheom.com.
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DiCello Sr., Angelo G. 88

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1925-10-03
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Walker, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • Angelo G. DiCello Sr., 88, of New Kensington, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Born Oct. 3, 1925, in Kane, to the late Joseph and Rose Costanzo DiCello, he came to New Kensington with his parents in 1929. He attended New Kensington schools and was a Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. DiCello was awarded a Purple Heart. Mr. DiCello was employed 33 years for Montgomery Ward, Lower Burrell, retiring in 1988. He was a member of Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church of New Kensington where he served as an usher for more than 60 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling with his wife and his friends. He especially enjoyed a glass of wine with his meals every day. He was survived by his children, Marlene (Edward) Kirkwood, of Butler Township, Anthony (Susan) DiCello, of Cheswick, and Angelo (Patricia) DiCello Jr., of New Kensington; four grandchildren, Jason (Kimberly) Kirkwood, Jamie (Justin) Guido, Laura (Jeremy) Daniel and Victoria DiCello; five great-grandchildren, Natalie, Christian and Chloe, Gracie and John Angelo; and his brothers, John (Rose) Discello and Frank "Eugene" (Mary) DiCello, both of New Kensington. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carmela "Nellie" Cary DiCello, who died April 24, 2012. Viewing will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where prayers of transfer will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 100 Freeport Road, New Kensington. Entombment and military honors accorded by the Vandergrift Veterans Honor Guard, will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park Mausoleum, Lower Burrell. Those desiring may contribute to St. Anthony School Programs, 2000 Corporate Drive, Suite 580, Wexford, PA 15090. To leave an online condolence, visit http://www.rossgwalker.com.
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Frayvolt, Lucille R. 83

  • New Derry
  • Born: 1931-04-26
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Lucille Rose Frayvolt, 83, of New Derry passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Indiana Regional Hospital. She was born April 26, 1931, in New Derry, a daughter of the late Michael Polinsky and Eva (Vallana) Polinsky. Lucille was a member of St. Martin's Church, New Derry, and its Rosary Altar Society. She was retired from Jamesway. Lucille and her husband enjoyed traveling and camping in their motor home. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene L. Frayvolt; two brothers, Joseph "Web" Polinsky and Stephen "Hep" Polinsky; and two sisters, Mary Ann Levandosky and Catherine "Rena" Benedict. Lucille is survived by one son, Donald E. Frayvolt and his wife, Joyce, of Millwood; one daughter, Dolores "Dee" Hitchman and her husband, Ken, of Saltsburg; four brothers, Mike Polinsky, of North Carolina, John Polinsky, of Blairsville, Robert Polinsky and his wife, Joyce, of Peanut, and Charles V. Polinsky and his wife, Judy, of New Derry; four grandchildren, Jason Hitchman and his wife, Lesley, Jeffrey Hitchman and his wife, Summer, Donald Frayvolt and his wife, Justine, and Eric Frayvolt and his wife, Heather; and seven great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Hayden, Sonia, Braylin, Drew, Fiona and Colton. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. St. Martin's Rosary Altar Society will recite the Rosary at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Martin's Church with the Rev. Stephen C. West as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Martin's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. To sign our online guestbook, send condolences or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.
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Gradisek, Sara M. 90

  • Formerly of Greensburg
  • Born: 1924-02-27
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Kepple- Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Sara M. Gradisek, formerly of Greensburg, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Charlestown Retirement Community, Catonsville, Md. Perhaps it was more than coincidence that August 20 was also her wedding anniversary to Louis J. Gradisek, deceased, whom she married in 1955 and with whom she shared 36 wonderful years. Sara was born Feb. 27, 1924, in Jeannette. After graduating from Duquesne University, she pursued a nursing career, serving as a nurse and hospital administrator in various locations. A lifelong educator, she taught nursing courses in Windber and at the University of Pittsburgh. Shifting gears, she taught fifth grade students at H.W. Good Elementary School in Herminie for 20 years, influencing the lives and enriching the minds of hundreds of students. Forever the overachiever, her service to the students went beyond the formal classroom, as she produced musicals and organized international festivals and a variety of other activities to broaden horizons and expand knowledge. After retirement, Sara devoted herself to volunteer service at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Church in Greensburg, taking care of her grandchildren, playing bridge and solving crossword puzzles. True to her Western Pennsylvania roots, she could wave the terrible towel and shout, "Go Bucs!" with the best of them. She especially enjoyed travel to Hawaii and fully embraced the culture there. Sara is survived by her daughters, Mary Lou Gradisek and Karla Castner and son-in-law, John Castner; son, Lou Gradisek Jr. and daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Gradisek; and seven grandchildren, Daniel, Rebecca, Jonathan, Katrina, Chad, Grant and Abbey. She also leaves behind her sister and best friend, Margaret Steck; and many beloved nieces and nephews. In many, many ways, Sara was one in a million, strikingly beautiful inside and out, and deeply courageous. These traits, together with her energy, warmth, spirituality and joie de vivre, pervaded every aspect of her life. Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 Main St., Greensburg. Prayers of transfer will be recited 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. Entombment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Senator John Heinz History Center http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/secondary.aspx?id=145. For online condolences and additional information, please visit http://www.kepplegraft.com.
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Harbaugh, Helen 88

  • Jeannette
  • Died: 2014-08-22
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Helen (Modar) Harbaugh, 88, of Jeannette, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Hiram L. "Jay" Harbaugh; loving mother of Darla (James Jr.) Morgan and Paula (Dennis) Minnicks; cherished grandmother of Shaun and Nathan "Nate" Minnicks; daughter of the late George and Ksenia Modar Sr.; godmother of Eric Harbaugh; sister of Eva Grow, Ann Modar, Dorothy Connelly, the late John Modar, Mary Milan, Julia "Judy" Harbaugh, George Modar Jr.; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends received from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, followed by interment at Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. http://www.LindsayFH.com.
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Hedderick, Herman A. 84

  • Latrobe , Formerly of Erie
  • Born: 1930-01-10
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Herman A. Hedderick, 84, of Latrobe, formerly of Erie, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Barnes Place. He was born Jan. 10, 1930, in Erie County, a son of the late Raymond H. Hedderick and Katheryn (Sternquist) Hedderick. Herman was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Erie. He was retired from First Energy and was a Korean War veteran. Herman was an accomplished basketball player and to this day still holds the season record at Canisius College with 369 rebounds. He was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the fourth round of the 1952 NBA Draft and was later traded to the New York Knicks. Herman was inducted into Canisius Sports Hall of Fame, Erie County Sports Hall of Fame and Millcreek Sports Hall of Fame. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond A. Hedderick. Herman is survived by his wife, Sara "Sally" (Laing) Hedderick, of Latrobe; a son, Scott R. Hedderick and his wife, Joani, of Hudson, Ohio; a daughter, Lori H. Matson and her husband, Roy, of Latrobe; one sister, Donna Crowder and her husband, William, of New Castle, Del.; a sister-in-law, Ruth Hedderick, of Greenville; five grandchildren, Erica Matson, Keri Sciullo and her husband, Chris, Conner Hedderick, Bryan Hedderick and Hanna Hedderick; and one great-grandson, Salem. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitations. Services and interment are private. Arrangements are by the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. To sign our online guestbook, send condolences or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.
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Klamut, Dale E. 76

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1938-03-05
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Hartman-Graziano, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Dale E. Klamut, 76, of Greensburg, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at his residence. He was born March 5, 1938, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Edward and Edna Carlson Klamut. Prior to his retirement, Dale was a self-employed building contractor. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing and recreational boating. Dale is survived by his loving wife, Ivy Warren Klamut; his children, Dale M. Klamut and wife, Kimberly, of Baltimore Md., Cynthia Sndyer, of Pittsburgh, David R. Klamut and wife, Lisa, of Lycippus, Jacquelyn Bell of Greensburg, Jeffrey Klamut and wife, Joanne, of Ardara, and John Scott Daly and wife, Michelle, of Philadelphia; nine grandchildren, Stephanie, Ivy, Jay, Allie, Hunter, Brett, Jacob, Luke and Lexi; and two great-grandchildren, Carly and Dylan. Friends will be received from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, PA 15650. A memorial service will be held 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel, with Deacon Drew DeCrease officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Senior Independence Hospice, 773 Frontier Drive, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. Online condolences and guestbook may be found at http://www.hartman-grazianofuneralhome.com.
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Kunkle, Gail P. 75

  • South Greensburg
  • Born: 1939-03-17
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Gail P. Kunkle, 75, of South Greensburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at her home. She was born March 17, 1939, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Lawrence E. and Irene (Hillis) Pegg. Prior to retirement, she had been employed by the Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety. She was a member of the Third United Church of Christ, South Greensburg, and the Order of the Eastern Star. She served on the Republican County Committee for many years and was a member, treasurer and hospitality coordinator for Compassionate Friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Dana L. Kunkle, in 1997. She is survived by her husband, Dennis L. Kunkle; a son, Lee Kunkle and his wife, Mary Ann, of South Greensburg; a daughter, Diane L. Jackson and her husband, Timothy, of Swissvale; and four grandchildren, Corey Kunkle, Keishawn Jackson, Joshua Kunkle and Sammy Kunkle. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday in the Third United Church of Christ, where a funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. with Pastor Robert R. Garris, officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Clair Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Third United Church of Christ, 1522 Elm St., Greensburg, PA 15601. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Lovis, Martha L. 84

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1930-03-03
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Martha Louise (Jones) Lovis, 84, of Mt. Pleasant, Old Bethany, died Thursday Aug. 21, 2014, in Excela Health- Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Mrs. Lovis was born March 3, 1930 in Grapeville, a daughter of the late Thomas and Dora Rager Jones. She was a member of Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church. Louise had been employed at the former Frick Community Hospital, the Norvelt Sewing Factory and then worked in the Housekeeping Department of the Harmon House Convalescent Center, where she retired from. She was an avid sports fan, who especially loved watching the Steelers and the Pirates. Louise is survived by her loving family, her husband of 60 years, Sylvester R. Lovis; and her devoted children, Diana L. Lovis and her companion, Ron Jakubovic, and David R. Lovis, all of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by her brother, William H. Jones, in 1974. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. Funeral services for Louise will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Richard J. Kosisko officiating. Private interment will be in the Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at http://www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Mitchell, Katherine M. 58

  • Murrysville
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Debor, Brookline | Get Directions
  • Katherine Marie "Kathy" Mitchell, 58, of Murrysville, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, after a nine-month battle against cancer. Kathy was surrounded by family and friends at her passing and is certainly now in heaven with her parents. Kathy grew up in Brownsville, daughter of the late John J. and Katherine Sieg Mitchell; cherished sister of Janet and Mark and his wife, Amanda; loving aunt of Jack, Tucker and Lily; also surviving are many close relatives and friends who were lucky enough to know Kathy and supported her daily as she bravely fought a relentless disease. After an idyllic childhood in Brownsville, Kathy blazed trails in many directions in the early years of coeducation at Lehigh University, where she earned a B.A. in journalism. She was the first woman sports editor of the Brown and White campus newspaper and of the Epitome yearbook. She was the first woman to broadcast a national championship football game as color commentator on the campus radio station. Kathy was the starting third baseman on Lehigh's first intercollegiate softball team and a fearless running back on the Engineers' flag football team before a knee injury cut short her career. She was a founding member of Gamma Phi Beta's chapter at Lehigh. Her greatest talent, however, was making countless lifelong friends who remember her vividly decades later. Kathy was an avid fan and scholar of all sports, but particularly Pittsburgh sports teams, with her beloved Steelers, Penguins and Pirates at the top of the list. Her passion for and knowledge of sports lent itself to an early and brief career as a sportswriter after graduation, but, as Kathy noted, she "needed to eat," so she transitioned to a career as a communications professional at a Westinghouse Electric Corporation plant in Horseheads, N.Y. She relocated to Pittsburgh with Westinghouse in 1983, and after a long and fruitful human resources career there, she moved to the McKesson Corporation where she was equally as successful in that field. Her most recent position was human resources strategist at Innovation Works, where she leaves many grieving friends and colleagues. Kathy had a deep and strong Eastern Orthodox faith. She was an active member in her church, the St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral on Dawson St. in Oakland, where she was a member of the parish council and the choir. She also worshipped at St. Ellien Orthodox Church in her hometown of Brownsville. Kathy and her devoted sister, Janet, were extremely close. Along with many cousins and friends, they traveled around the world together and enjoyed life to the fullest. Kathy adored her brother, Mark, and his wife, Amanda, and their children, and never missed important school events or performances for Jack, Tucker or Lily. Kathy was an excellent cook, especially of Middle Eastern dishes - her grape leaves were legendary. She loved to golf and volunteered on a number of charity golf tournament committees, including the Steelers Alumni Golf Tournament. Kathy never met a stranger. Her friends were many and varied, from theater goers to horse racing aficionados in Saratoga, N.Y., to fellow members of the Steeler Nation. Along with being the life of every party, Kathy was a kind and compassionate person to many, many people. She will be missed more than can ever be measured. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the FRANK F. DEBOR FUNERAL HOME, 1065 Brookline Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15226, 412-561-0380. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in the St. George Orthodox Cathedral on Dawson Street in Oakland, with an additional viewing at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Memorial contributions to honor Kathy may be made to the Brownsville Area Revitalization Committee, the Lehigh University Athletic Partnership or the St. George Orthodox Cathedral.
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Phillips, Marian C. 97

  • New Alexandria
  • Born: 1916-12-06
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Newhouse, New Alexandria | Get Directions
  • Marian C. Phillips, 97, of New Alexandria, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in her residence surrounded by her family. She was born Dec. 6, 1916, in Sandy Creek, daughter of Samuel L. Burge and Barbara Bey. She retired from Greensburg Salem District, where she was a baker. Prior to that, she worked at Federal Labs in Tunnelton where she was a Rosie the Riveter during the World War II effort. Marian was a member of the United Methodist Church of New Alexandria. She was an original member of the 500 club of New Alexandria. She loved working for the church. She was an avid bingo player and loved going to the local casinos. She was an avid collector of salt shakers. She has collected over 800 sets. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, in 1996; three brothers, William, Wakefield and Edgar; and an infant sister, Mildred. She is survived by two sons, Joseph L. Phillips and wife, Audrey, and William F. Phillips and wife, Donna C., both of New Alexandria; grandchildren, Jodi, Brian S., William L. and Darlene R. Harvan, of New Alexandria, and Randy Phillips, of Latrobe; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Samantha, Jason, Jennifer, Zachary, Nichole, Joseph and Robert; and a great-grandson, Colin Hymes. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington Sts., New Alexandria, in charge of arrangements. http://www.newhousefuneralhome.com. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in the United Methodist Church of New Alexandria with Pastor Rhea Summitt of the United Methodist Church in New Alexandria. Burial will be in Twin Valley Memorial Park Inc., Delmont. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of New Alexandria.
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Rattay, Martin F. 83

  • Allegheny Township
  • Born: 1931-01-01
  • Died: 2014-08-22
  • Funeral Home: Clawson, Leechburg | Get Directions
  • Martin F. Rattay, 83, of Allegheny Township, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at West Haven Manor, Washington Township. He was born Jan. 1, 1931, in Masontown, to the late George and Stella (Lourence) Rattay. He was employed as an electronic technician at the Merwin Laboratory of the Aluminum Co. of America for 33 years, retiring in 1986. Martin was a 1950 graduate of Georges High School in York Run, Pa., Air Force veteran of the Korean War, member of Christ the King Parish in Gilpin Township, member of the former Alle-Kiski Barbershop Chorus for more than 40 years, the BPOE in Apollo, Carl J. Franklin Post of the American Legion in Schenley, life member of the National Rifle Association and the Alcoa Retirees. He enjoyed woodworking, working on old cars, hunting and spending weekends at his camp in Tidioute. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Anna M. (Banner) Rattay, of Allegheny Township; sons, Marty Rattay, of Boulder Creek, Calif., Michael Rattay (Jean), of Allegheny Township, and Matthew Rattay (Suchong), of Indianapolis, Ind.; daughters, Kathleen Arnold (Randy), of Greenwood, Ind., Vivian Carter, of New York, Christine Addington (Thomas), of Wilmington, N.C., and Joyce Rattay, of Indianapolis, Ind.; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, George Rattay, Ignatius Rattay and Steve Rattay; half brothers, William Moore and John Lawrence; sister, Mary Demaske; and son-in-law, Dallas Woods. Friends welcomed by his family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at CLAWSON FUNERAL and CREMATION CENTER, 170 Main St., Leechburg (724-842-1051), where parting prayers of transfer will be held at 10:15 a.m. Monday, followed by a Christian Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at Christ the King Parish, 125 Park Road, Gilpin Township, with his pastor, the Rev. James H. Loew, OSB, officiating. Entombment following in Greenwood Mausoleum, Lower Burrell, with full military honors accorded by the Vandergrift Veterans Honor Guard. His family encourages memorials to Christ the King Parish Building Fund, 125 Park Road, Leechburg, PA 15656. To send an online condolence to the Rattay family please visit http://www.clawsonfuneralhome.com.
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Russ III, John T. 43

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1971-02-16
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • John T. Russ III, 43, of New Kensington, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. He was born Feb. 16, 1971, in Pittsburgh, a son of Barbara A. (Maxwell) Russ, of New Kensington, and the late John T. Russ II. John has lived the past 10 years in New Kensington, where he was a self-employed handyman. John was of the Christian Faith and a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Besides his mother, survivors include his sons, Dyllan and Cody Russ, of Plum Borough; his sisters, Amy (David) Bailie and Jodi Russ, of New Kensington; and also surviving is Heather Cline, mother of Dyllan and Cody. A private family visitation was held in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10 Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526, where a service was conducted by the Rev. Harold M. Mele Jr. Interment followed in the family plot of Plum Creek Cemetery, Plum Borough. Visit http://www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Saddler Susko, Evelyn M. 90

  • Manor
  • Born: 1923-12-03
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Evelyn M. "Dolly" Saddler Susko, 90, of Manor, died Friday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Dec. 3, 1923, in Pitcairn, a daughter of the late David and Bessie Eberts Soles. Prior to retirement, she worked in the decorating department at Jeannette Glass. She was a member of St. John's Harrold Reformed United Church of Christ, Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Elmer Saddler; her second husband, John Susko; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Clara Soles, George and Mariann Soles, Ray and Betty Soles, Leroy Soles and Martin Pfoutz and Betty Briney; a sister, Irma Irene Soles; a daughter-in-law, Joni Saddler; stepmother, Esther Briney Soles; and a stepson, Dennis Susko. She is survived by three sons, Donald Saddler, of Greensburg, Robert Saddler and his wife, Mary, of Harrison City, and Dennis Saddler and his wife, Donna, of Harrison City; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas Briney, of Tennessee; sister Edna "Sunny" Nickle and her husband, Richard, of Penn; a brother-in-law, Daniel Pfoutz and his wife, Vern, of Fort Allen; a stepdaughter, Carol Goughenour and her husband, Walter, of Deltona, Fla.; close friend, Margaret Werner, of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Paul Westcoat Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. Evelyn's family would like to thank the nurses at Stone Brook Manor for the care and compassion. To send online condolences, visit http://www.mason-gelder.com.
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Schur, Nancy 62

  • Greensburg
  • Died: 2014-08-16
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Nancy Schur, 62, of Greensburg, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Schur; mother of Keith and Rebecca Schur; and sister of Fran Schur. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., Wilmerding.
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Sever, Paul 71

  • West Newton
  • Died: 2014-08-17
  • Funeral Home: Beatty-Rich, Madison | Get Directions
  • Paul Sever, 71, West Newton, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. He was born July 17, 1943, in Sewickley Township, a son of the late James M. and Mildred Vargo Sever. Paul was a farmer in the Sewickley Township area, having worked on the family farm for many years. He was a member of St. Edward Roman Catholic Church, Herminie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, John, Walter, Jim, Frank and George Sever; and two sisters, Helen Nalepa and Margaret Sever. Surviving are three brothers, Joseph Sever and his wife Dixie, of West Newton, Tom Sever, of West Newton, and Robert Sever, of West Newton; two sisters, Nancy Roshon, of West Newton, and Mildred McBeth and her husband, Paul, of Madison; and numerous nieces and nephews. A private viewing for family members was held at the BEATTY-RICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 136 Madison, followed by a blessing service at noon Thursday, with Father Jonathan Wisneski officiating. Interment followed in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park Cemetery, Hempfield Township.
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Weiland Sr., Harry D. 89

  • Murrysville
  • Born: 1924-10-12
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Harry Danks "Hack" Weiland Sr., of Murrysville, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. He was born Oct. 12, 1924, in Indiana, Pa., a son of the late Leo E. Weiland Sr. and Esther V. Stuchel. In addition to his parents, Harry was preceded in death by two brothers, Leo E. Weiland Jr., of Florida, and Russell H. Weiland, of White Oak. He is survived by his wife, Audrey Frances (Mahoney) Weiland; two sons, Harry Danks Weiland Jr. and wife, Paula, of Point of Rocks, Md., and Edward Keith Weiland and wife, Jody, of Delmont; four grandchildren, Alyssa, Jenny, Harry and Eddy; a brother, Edward R. Weiland and his wife, Carole, from White Oak; and a sister, Florence H. Fagan, of Perryopolis. Harry attended Pitcairn High School and left his junior year for the service. While at Pitcairn, he lettered in football and played sandlot football for the Pitcairn Mohawks. In 1942, Harry was a messenger for Citizens Defense Corps. Harry enlisted in the Army in 1943 and was a World War II infantry veteran in the Southwest Pacific, New Guinea, Leyte, Luzon and Japan from 1943 to December 1945. He was carefully selected for the Alamo Scouts. The Alamo Scouts were the first Special Forces (forerunners of the Green Berets) from April 1944 to December 1945 to reconnoiter behind Japanese lines up to 250 miles in advance of ground forces gathering army intelligence. Harry earned many medals in the service, including the Expert Infantry Badge; Combat Infantry Badge, Special Forces Tab; Silver Star with Oakleaf; Bronze Star with Oak Leaf plus V for Valor; Good Conduct Medal; Asiatic Pacific Medal with four campaign stars; American Campaign Medal; Victory Medal; Japan Occupation Medal; Philippine Liberation Medal plus two stars; Philippine Independence Medal; Army Meritorious Unit Citation and Rifle; Carbine Bar; and Machine Gun and Pistol Medals. Harry served in the 422nd Infantry Regiment, 155th Regiment Alamo Scouts, headquarters 6th Army, as a staff sergeant. Harry was inducted into the Soldiers and Sailors Hall of Valor. He attended the ceremony at Fort Bragg, N.C., honoring the Alamo Scouts as the First Special Forces. Harry was also in many books; Silent Warriors, Alamo Scouts, Shadows in the Jungle, and Silent No More. He was also on the web at http://www.alamoscouts.org and the History Channel program History's Mysteries, June 4, 2001. He loved to hunt and fish and was a carpenter and homebuilder after the service. Harry and his wife were married for 64 years, residents of Murrysville for 58 years and members of Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville, since 1956. Harry was in many organizations, including Local 165; retired Supervisor for P.J. Dick Corp.; member of White Valley Amvets Post 85; VFW of Delmont, Post 481; Knights of Columbus 4226; White Valley Social Club; and American Legion Post 711 of Murrysville. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. A blessing service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in the funeral home. Interment with military honors will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 711 of Murrysville, P.O. Box 272, Murrysville, PA 15668. http://www.hartfuneralhome.com.
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Whitehead, Thomas F. 59

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1955-03-16
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Thomas F. Whitehead, 59, of Jeannette, went to be with his heavenly father on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. He was born March 16, 1955, in McKeesport, a son of the late James and MaryKay Whitehead. Tom was a truck driver and was employed by the Smith Transportation Co. Tom enjoyed golfing, cooking on the grill and model trains. He is survived by his loving wife, Marsha Sarsfield Whitehead; a stepdaughter, Julie Maystrovich, of Jeannette; a stepson, Joseph Maystrovich and fiancee, Vicky Bell, of Greensburg; brothers, James Whitehead and wife, Margaret, of New Port Beach, Calif., William Whitehead and wife, Jayne, of Pickerington, Ohio, John Whitehead and wife, Anna, of North Huntingdon, and Robert Whitehead, of Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother-in-law, Robert T. Sarsfield and wife, Janet, of Greensburg; a sister-in-law, Patricia Brunner and husband, Dale, and their son, Michael Noska and Erin, all of Jeannette; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the physicians, nurses and staffs of the different facilities where Tom was attended to during his illness. Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to the time of service at 6 p.m. Sunday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette, PA 15644. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.
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Armstrong County

Beswarick, C. Dorothy 103

  • Ford City , Formerly of Penn Hills
  • Born: 1911-01-14
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Snyder-Crissman, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • C. Dorothy (Wilson) Beswarick, 103, of Ford City, formerly of Penn Hills, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. She was born Jan. 14, 1911, in Penn Hills, and was a member of Hebron Church in Penn Hills and Harvest Community Church in Kittanning. Survivors include her son, David (Deb) Beswarick; granddaughter, Kelle Bremmer and her husband, Bob; grandson, Jonathan Beswarick and wife, Rachel; and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Beswarick; and brother, Edgar Wilson. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Hebron Church, Penn Hills. Private graveside services were held in the Hebron Church Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to SNYDER-CRISSMAN FUNERAL HOME in Kittanning. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Family's Personal Care Home, 1126 Ross Ave., Ford City, PA 16226. For more information or to send online condolences, please visit http://www.snydercrissman.com.
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Gillam, Austin E. 93

  • Kittanning
  • Born: 1921-08-19
  • Died: 2014-08-22
  • Funeral Home: Mantini, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Austin E. Gillam, 93, of Austin E. Gillam, of Kittanning, North Buffalo Township, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in the Butler VA Hospital. Born Aug. 19, 1921, in South Buffalo Township, he was a son of the late William Austin Gillam and Etta Jane Doughterty Gillam and was a lifelong member of the community. He was the last of 13 children. He married Madeline Claypool Gillam, Oct. 3, 1941, and this October would have been their 73rd anniversary. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Pastor Timothy Gillam and wife, Barbara Gillam, of Camden, Maine; daughter, Linda Gillam, of Kittanning; two granddaughters, Rebecca Gillam, of Camden, and Amy Lynn Roman, of Rockland, Maine; and two great-grandkids, Zachary and Kimberly Roman. He enjoyed and loved his children and grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Wayne Gillam; half brothers, Charles Hartman, Merle Hartman and Sam Hartman; sisters, Ruth McKrell, Naomi Gardner; and half sisters, Olive Claypool, Pearl Stroud and Anna Brenean Margaret. He was a retired employee from Allegheny Ludlum, Brackenridge, and a World War II veteran, having served in the Army with the 464th Engineers Division. While serving in the Pacific Theater, he helped to build the landing strip in Highlandia, New Guinea. He served as a Sunday School teacher for many years at Union Baptist Church and was a charter member and deacon at Grace Baptist Church, Kittanning. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and going camping. He had an impact on everyone he ever met. He was a loving and devoted uncle, father and husband. He had a great love for his wife and was a great witness for the Lord. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the MANTINI FUNERAL HOME INC., 701 Sixth Ave., Ford City, PA 16226, 724-763-9151. Visitation will continue 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, the time of services, at Grace Baptist Church, Kittanning.
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Norris, James 67

  • Kittanning
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Bauer, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • James Norris, 67, of Kittanning, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, as the result of an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and being handled by BAUER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC. A complete obituary will run in a future edition. For more information, visit http://www.bauerfuneral.com.
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Butler County

Frampton II, Charles O. 80

  • Buffalo Township
  • Born: 1933-10-14
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Redmond, Freeport | Get Directions
  • Charles Orren Frampton II, 80, of Buffalo Township, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at UPMC St. Margaret, Pittsburgh. Charles was born Oct. 14, 1933, in Parnassus, a son of the late Elsa (Redlich) and John Armand Frampton. He served in the Air Force 75th Air Depot Wing during the Korean War. After the war, Charles worked at Roland Ketchman in Natrona Heights as a plasterer. He then worked at Bobbie Brooks Clothing Industries in Butler in the Research and Development Department for 20 years. He later started Frampton Screen Printing in Buffalo Township, which he owned and operated for 13 years. Charles was a past member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Natrona Heights and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeport. Charles was a member of the Armstrong Lodge No. 239 in Freeport, a member and past commander of the Natrona Heights VFW post 894 and also was a member of the Tarentum Elks and Natrona American Legion. Charles enjoyed dancing, hunting, going to camp and traveling to Sanibel Island in Florida with his family. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty M. (Gaillot) Frampton; his son, Curtis (Suzanne) Frampton, of Buffalo Township; daughter, Sherry (Thomas) Watt, of Buffalo Township; grandchildren, Christine Frampton, of Natrona Heights, Thomas "T.C." Watt, stationed in Hawaii, Kelsey Frampton, of Buffalo Township, and Angela Watt, of Buffalo Township; his sister, Audrey (Lee) Beckes, of Bradford; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Joshua C. Frampton, who passed away in 2000; and his brother, John Armand "Bud" Frampton. Family and friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in the REDMOND FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 High St., Freeport. A Masonic service will be held in the funeral home at 6 p.m. Sunday. Visitation will continue 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Trinity Lutheran Church. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jocelyn Johnston officiating. Burial with military honors will be held in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pittsburgh Fisher House. Attn: Fisher House Manager, University Drive C Building 33, Pittsburgh, PA 15240. To send a condolence visit http://www.redmondfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Fayette County

Garlick, Bertha M. 81

  • South Connellsville
  • Born: 1933-01-21
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Bertha "Jane" Mitchell Garlick, 81, of South Connellsville, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Russell and Sally Mae Linderman Mitchell. She was born Jan. 21, 1933, in Humbert, and attended Rockwood High School. Jane was employed at Somerset Hospital and Burns Drug Store prior to her marriage of 61 years to Ray R. Garlick Sr. She also worked at South Connellsville Elementary School, McCrory's Department Store, Leon's Department Store and Anchor Hocking Glass. She enjoyed spending time with her family, working her Seek and Find puzzles and playing Scrabble. Jane attended Pennsville United Methodist Church prior to her illness and was a member of the Albright United Methodist Church. Jane is survived by her husband, Ray; her children, Ray R. Garlick Jr. and wife, Paula, Sharlene Garlick Adanitsch, Janie Garlick-Orndorff and fiance, David Garletts, and James Michael Garlick; her grandchildren, Jean Wiltrout, Michelle Sheetz, Elaine Shawley, Kathleen Loughran-Pappas, Daniel Loughran, Robert Adanitsch, Cody Adanitsch, Dawn Garlick Firestone, Cortney Garlick, Caylee Garlick, Michael Garlick, Kelley Grim, Amanda Rohm and Christian Garletts; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Grace Flynn, of Ocala, Fla.; and many well-loved nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her lifelong friend of 65 years, Agnes Osler. Jane was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Carol Ann Garlick Loughran; siblings, Charles, Clarence, Jim Mitchell and Ester Mitchell, Alice Swindell Brown, Miriam Lingenfield, Martha Flynn and a special sister, Anna Belle Younkin and her husband, James, whom Jane lived with after the death of her parents. Family and friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, with additional viewing from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Watson officiating. Interment will be in the Normalville Cemetery. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Mazza, Bonnie A. 59

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1955-01-19
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Bonnie Ann Mazza, 59, of Connellsville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, while in Select Specialty Hospital, Latrobe. Bonnie was born Jan. 19, 1955, in Connellsville, a daughter of Michael and Dolores (Carbonara) Mazza, of Connellsville. Bonnie was a member of St. Rita Roman Catholic Church. She was a 1972 graduate of Connellsville Area High School and 1974 graduate of Duff's Business School, Pittsburgh. After receiving her education, Bonnie worked in computer sales and was a court reporter in Washington, D.C. She then moved to Long Beach, Calif., where she worked for Transportation Security as a behavior specialist for 10 years. Bonnie enjoyed listening to music, hiking, bicycling and was an avid sports fan. In addition to her parents, Bonnie is survived by her brother, Michael A. Mazza and wife, Natalie, of Monessen; and a brother-in-law, Gene Burns, of Las Vegas, Nev. Bonnie was predeceased by a sister, Katherine Jo Burns, who lived in Las Vegas, Nev.; and her aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received from noon to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. 1st St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033. A blessing service will be held at 9:45 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Rita Roman Catholic Church, with Father Bob Lubic as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Rita Cemetery. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at http://www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Washington County

Fallenstein, Helen Irene 71

  • Charleroi
  • Born: 1943-03-29
  • Died: 2014-08-22
  • Funeral Home: Leonard M. Pavlic Funera Home, Bentleyville | Get Directions
  • Helen (Irene) Fallenstein, 71, of Charleroi, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. at her home. She was born March 29, 1943, in Bentleyville, a daughter of John and Anna Kurnik Matay. Mrs. Fallenstein was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Charleroi. She is survived by her husband, Edward Fallenstein; a son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Kelly Fallenstein of Finleyville; a daughter, Deborah Fallenstein of Bethel Park; and two grandchildren, Devin and Brennin Fallenstein. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Chuck Matay; and four sisters, Mary Yurkovich, Dorothy Doak, Pauline Pinkney and Anna Mae Mancuso. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in the LEONARD M. PAVLIC FUNERAL HOMES INC., 405 Main St., Bentleyville, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. with funeral services at 7 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Matthew Stabe officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
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Poziviak, George J. 89

  • Elrama
  • Born: 1924-11-21
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Kegel, Finleyville | Get Directions
  • George J. Poziviak, 89, of Elrama, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Jefferson Hills. He was born Nov. 21, 1924, in Elrama, a son of Paul and Catherine Fira Poziviak. Mr. Poziviak was retired as a crane man with the former Bucyrus International Inc. in Glassport and also had been employed at U.S. Steel Clairton Works. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 75 in Clairton and Elrama Sportsmen's Club. Surviving is his son, George Poziviak and his wife, Roberta, of Monongahela; a daughter, Joy Hodgson, of Elrama; and five grandsons. Deceased are his wife, Shirley Spark Poziviak, who died in August 2006; five brothers; and three sisters. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at KEGEL FUNERAL HOME INC., Tim P. Kegel, supervisor, 3560 Washington Ave., Finleyville, where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, with the Rev. Richard J. Tusky officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery with full military honors accorded by Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be left at http://www.kegelfuneralhome.com.
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Somerset County

Basinger, William J. 65

  • Rockwood
  • Born: 1948-10-28
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Miller, Somerset | Get Directions
  • William J. "Captain Bill" Basinger, 65, of Rockwood, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Somerset Hospital. Born Oct. 28, 1948, in Connellsville, he is a son of the late John and Geraldine (Whiteman) Basinger. He is survived by his loving companion, Darlene Maule; children, Ronna Yablonski and husband, Bradley, of Somerset, Tammy Pressley and husband, Michael, of Rockwood, William J. Basinger Jr., of Rockwood, and James King and wife, Lynn, of Scullton; grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Christopher Yablonski, Bethenee and David Snuffer, Jonathan Pressley and Richard King; great-grandchildren, Wyatt Freeman and Abel Snuffer; and brothers, Robert "Ken" Basinger and John Basinger, both of Connellsville. Captain Bill was a retired employee of American Mining and Fieg Coal. He also was the owner/operator of Sea Hag Charters out of Port Clinton, Ohio, on Lake Erie. He loved hunting with his grandsons and was a member of the Rockwood Sons of the American Legion. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, Rockwood, with a service to follow at 7 p.m., with Pastor Don Judy officiating. To leave a condolence, please visit http://www.millerfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Keslar, William M. 61

  • Somerset
  • Born: 1953-04-08
  • Died: 2014-08-22
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Melcroft | Get Directions
  • William M. "Pork" Keslar, 61, of Somerset, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Siemon's Lakeview Manor, Somerset. He was born April 8, 1953, in Connellsville, a son of the late Robert and Jessie Sheetz Keslar. Pork was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1971. He worked as a carpenter. Pork is survived by his daughters, Heather Hayman and husband, Justin, of Somerset, and Janine Keslar and fiance, David Edenfield, of St. Mary's, Ga.; his grandchildren, McKenna, Maci, Madalyn and Izabella; his longtime friend, Brenda Keslar, of Meyersdale; his sister, Anita Benton and husband, Paul, of White; and his brothers, Robert Keslar and wife, Donna, of White, Ron Keslar and wife, Christine, of Melcroft, Barry Keslar, of Ridgeway, Tom Keslar and wife, Mary, of Greensburg, John Keslar and wife, Jeanine, of Glassport, Jack Keslar and wife, Tammy, of Norvelt, and Darel Keslar and wife, Donna, of Greensburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Pork was predeceased by his brothers, Gary and Dennis Keslar. There will be no public viewing or services. Arrangements are under the direction of the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., at the corner of Route 711 and 146 Municipal Building Road, Melcroft (724-455-2310). http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Batchelar III, Eugene Gene C. 67

  • Wheaton, Ill.
  • Born: 1947-08-04
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Eugene C. "Gene" Batchelar III, 67, of Wheaton, Ill., went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, after a long battle with colon cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Sandy; and one son, Brandon. Gene was preceded in death by his mother, Colleen Batchelar, in 1998; and his father, Eugene Batchelar Jr., in 1999. Gene Batchelar was born Aug. 4, 1947, and grew up in Pittsburgh. He graduated from Shadyside Academy in 1965. In 1969, he received a business degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. He was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Gene served in the Army for two years following graduation from Cornell and was stationed in South Korea. Upon returning home from South Korea, Gene worked in the Bond Department of Chubb Insurance Co. for 10 years in both Cincinnati, Ohio, and Pittsburgh. He joined American Appraisal Co. in 1981 and served as district manager in Pittsburgh and regional manager in the Chicago area. For the past several years, Gene has enjoyed volunteering at the campaign office of Congressman Peter Roskam. Gene was an avid trap shooter and a member of the St. Charles Sportsman's Club. He served for many years as an usher at Wheaton Bible Church. Gene was always willing to help anyone in need and he will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Visitation with the family will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at HULTGREN FUNERAL HOME, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton, Ill. Memorial service and burial will take place later in Pittsburgh. Arrangements by NEELY FUNERAL HOME, Glenshaw, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, PA 15116, 412-486-4546. Memorials suggested to Wounded Warrior Project at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Information and guestbook at http://www.hultgrenfh.com or call 630-668-0027.
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Hellen, Joseph G. 92

  • Kenneth City, Fla.
  • Born: 1922-07-01
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater | Get Directions
  • Joseph George Hellen, 92, of Kenneth City, Fla., died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Mr. Hellen was born July 1, 1922, in Charleroi. After graduation from high school, he served in World War II, under General Douglas MacArthur’s Allied supreme military command in the South West Pacific. He served as assistant to the American Defense Counsel for Hideke Tojo in the International Tribunal for war criminals. In the U.S. Army, he was assistant to the supply officer for the Eighth Army Central Post Exchange, and after the war, he established Asia Pacific Inc., a trading company specializing in exporting heavy steel products to Africa, and built the second drive-in restaurant in Japan. His business experience overseas included service with American International Underwriters, Life Insurance Department, and for several years, he was their seventh leading salesman worldwide. He married Etsuko Kanayama and returned to Pennsylvania, where for 20 years he operated businesses in Monongahela. In 1977, he retired to Florida and continued to manage his investments. Mr. Hellen is survived by two daughters, Ilene Hellen and Kathleen Hellen; and a son, Mark Hellen; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death in 2007. Visitation will be held at SYLVAN ABBEY FUNERAL HOME on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 11a.m., followed by an 11a.m. graveside entombment at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
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Houser Jr., Oscar Earl 93

  • New Bethlehem
  • Born: 1921-06-22
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Bauer-Bly, Dayton | Get Directions
  • Oscar Earl Houser Jr., 93, of New Bethlehem, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Kittanning Care Center. He was born June 22, 1921, in Wayne Township, Armstrong County, a son of Oscar Earl Houser Sr. and Anna Catherine (Kammerdiener) Houser. Earl was a lifetime resident of the area and belonged to Concord Presbyterian Church. He was self-employed as a coal stripper and was known for his exceptional work ethic, working up until two years ago. Earl collected all kinds of interesting objects throughout his life and constantly tinkered with items, having the ability to fix anything. He loved being outdoors, especially while working on the farm, hunting and fishing. Earl was a 32nd degree Mason with the New Bethlehem Masonic Lodge No. 522 and also held memberships with the Shriners and Coudersport Consistory. His memory will be cherished by his sons, Oscar Earl "Bud" Houser III, of New Bethlehem, and James Robert Houser and wife, Carol, of Dayton, Pa.; daughters, Edith Catherine "Katie" Meador and husband, John, of Eminence, Ky., Virginia Leona Marsh and husband, James, of Waterford, and Brenda Jean Moyer and husband, Carl, of Fairfield, Idaho; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife of 52 years, Ethel Marie (Anthony) Houser, who died May 5, 1994; grandson, Jeffrey Marsh; brother, George Peter Houser; and sisters, Katheryn Houser, Margaret Elizabeth Ward and Lavina Caroline Morgan. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the BAUER-BLY FUNERAL HOME, 125 E. Main St., Dayton. Additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at the funeral home, with the Pastor David D. Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery, Dayton. Arrangements are being handled by Bauer-Bly Funeral Home Inc. To express a condolence to Earl's family, visit http://www.bauerfuneral.com.
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Klisowski, Mary 90

  • Seffner, Fla. , Formerly of North Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1924-01-04
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson Funeral Home , Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Mary Klisowski, 90, of Seffner, Fla., formerly of North Belle Vernon, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in the home of her niece, Yvonne Toth, great-niece Jennifer Toth Kohler and her husband, Scott, and her great-great-nephew Scott T. Kohler, all of Seffner. A daughter of the late Rosario and Saleta Bitonti Sellaro, she was born in Belle Vernon on Jan.4, 1924. Mary was a member of St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church, the Annita Garibaldi Society and was a former member of the Ladies Guild and the C.. of A. of St. Sebastian Church. She is also survived by two sisters, Edith Lachowicz of Belle Vernon and Theresa Toth of Virginia Beach, Va.; and the following nieces and nephews: Andrea Toth May and family; Theresann Toth Miller and family; Maryann Sellaro Rossi and family; Joanie Sellaro Hosick and family; Helen Sellaro Taylor and family; Norman Sellaro and family; Frank Sellaro Jr.; Jimmy Lou Sellaro; Charles Klisowski and family; and Nell Klisowski and family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Klisowski, on Dec. 24, 1982; one daughter, Kathy Klisowski on Feb. 25, 2012; and five brothers, James, Joseph, John, Frank and Louis Sellaro. There will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held at a time to be announced later. Interment will be in Belle Vernon Cemetery. The FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC. (724-929-5300), 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, will be handling the arrangements. http://www.FergusonFuneralHomeAndCrematory.com.
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Mallino Sr., David L. 71

  • Missoula, Mont.
  • Died: 2014-08-17
  • Funeral Home: Garden City Funeral Home, Missoula | Get Directions
  • David Lloyd Mallino Sr., 71, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at his home in Missoula, Mont. Mr. Mallino grew up in Monessen, but spent most of his working life in Washington, D.C., where he was a well-known lobbyist on labor issues. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland with a dissertation on the politics of OSHA regulations and occupational disease, and those issues were part of his portfolio at the Government Research Corporation, the original publisher of the National Journal, in the early 1970s. In 1975, Mr. Mallino was working for then-Congressman John Dent of Pennsylvania when the congressman took the unusual step of filing a trade case - and anti-dumping petition - against most of the foreign car companies selling into the United States. Three years later, in 1978, Volkswagen opened the first foreign automobile factory in the United States in New Stanton. During his tenure with the congressman, he was also the principle staff investigator for the House Education and Labor Committee into the Scotia Coal Mine disasters. Two explosions on March 9 and March 11, 1976, that killed a total of 26 miners in Letcher County, Ky. After Congressman Dent's retirement in 1978, Mr. Mallino went to work for Secretary of Labor Ray Marshal, where he served as the Secretary of DOL's Steel Tripartite Committee, which brought together labor, industry and government, in an effort to develop a comprehensive national steel policy. After leaving government service, Mr. Mallino worked for the United Steelworkers of America, the Industrial Union Department of the AFL-CIO, and others. Then in 2000, Mr. Mallino started his own company, Mallino Government Relations, which principally represented a number of labor unions on occupational safety and labor standards issues. In 2011, Mr. Mallino moved to Missoula, Mont. There he continued his work with Mallino Government Relations but took up something new as well. He became a playwright. His play "Ruby," based on the life of a notorious Montana madam, opened in Missoula in September 2013. It was produced and directed by Mr. Mallino's daughter, Carrie Ann Mallino, and the cast included former Montana Congressman Pat Williams. Mr. Mallino is survived by his wife, Margaret Mallino; his son, David Lloyd Mallino Jr.; his daughter Carrie Ann Mallino; and two granddaughters, Margaret Kathryn Mallino and Abigail Louise Mallino. His daughter Margaret Christine Mallino died in infancy. A memorial service will be held in September in Washington, D.C.
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