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Allegheny County

Bacco, Guy J. 89

  • Plum Borough
  • Died: 2015-04-29
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Guy J. Bacco, 89, of Plum Borough, died suddenly Wednesday, April 29, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Bernadette (Haluck) for 68 years; endearing father of Carol (Pete) Colangelo, Yvonne (the late Ronald) McChesney, Guy (Debbie) Bacco, Victoria (David) Brown and the late Joseph (Nancy) Bacco. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and brother of Dolores Proviano and Regis Bacco. Guy was an usher at St. John the Baptist Church, proud Marine Veteran of World War II and a member of Bricklayer Local No. 9. Friends were received Saturday and Sunday at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES LTD./ROTH CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday in St. John the Baptist Church.
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Bickl, Herman G. 87

  • West Deer Township
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Herman G. Bickl, 87, of West Deer Township, died Sunday, May 3, 2015. He was the beloved husband for 55 years of Ramona H. (Gonzalez) Bickl; brother of the late William R. Pickl; brother-in-law of Raymond (Karen) Gonzalez and the late Mary Margaret Harrington; dear uncle of William (Terry) Pickl, of Ohio, Roger (Linda) Harrington, of Philadelphia, Rhonda (David) Hack, of Avalon, Raymond Gonzalez Jr., of Butler, and Renee (Ernie) Schirra, of Texas; and great-uncle to Carl, Conrad, Corrin and Caitlin Bickl, Shari Harrington, Daniel Lang and Michaela Schirra. A World War II Navy veteran, Herman owned and operated Bickl Refrigeration for many years. He also helped to found Action Housing Inc., helping with weatherization and inspection protocols. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with Pastor Dennis Austin, officiating. Interment will follow in Allegheny County Memorial Park. Family suggests donations to Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooktree Road, Suite 320, Wexford, PA 15090. Please offer condolences at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Bope Jr., George A. 86

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • George A. Bope Jr., 86, of Ross Township, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was the beloved husband for 62 years of Joan (Curran); loving father of Mark Bope, Duke Bope and Janet McCloskey (Patrick); proud grandfather of Jack McCloskey; uncle of Lori Bope Bell; also survived by many relatives and friends. George proudly served his country as a paratrooper in the Army 11th Airborne Division. George was also first baseman for the Army baseball team while serving in Japan. He founded his own company, Architectural Clay Products Inc. in 1960. George really loved the game of golf and valued his many friends that he played with at Highland Country Club for 48 years. As a true patriot, George felt very strongly that the veterans of this country should be recognized, kept in our prayers and honored for their service, both those who have served and those who are now serving. George was always very grateful to all those who have served. George Bope was a friend. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, Ross Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Athanasius Church, 7 Chalfonte Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15229, with interment to follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
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Borgen Jr., Edward J. 71

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Edward J. Borgen Jr., 71, of Shaler Township, died Sunday, May 3, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Sharyan (Roberts) Borgen; loving father of Edward J. (Lori) Borgen III and Lea (Scott) Pink; dear grandfather of William (Jackie) Pack, Scott Pink Jr., Daniel Borgen, Jacob Pink, Stephen Borgen and Thomas Borgen; brother of Judith (Sam) Concelman, Harold (Karen) Borgen, John (Sue) Borgen and Christopher Borgen; and son of the late Anna and Edward Borgen Sr. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal BIvd., Glenshaw, A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 57 21st St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Shaler Township. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite animal shelter or to St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.
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Boyle, Thomas C. 86

  • Glenshaw
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Thomas C. Boyle, 86, of Glenshaw, became heaven's greatest angel Sunday, May 3, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Thomas blessed his family with being the greatest husband, father, papap, uncle and brother. Thomas is survived by his wife of 60 years, Maureen; his children, Kevin (Darlene), Maureen Fox (Steven) and Kathleen Cooke (Brion); grandchildren, Kevin, Brendan, Sean and Patrick (Kevin and Darlene), Amanda (Maureen and Steve) and Rory and Liam (Kathleen and Brion); and brother of the Rev. Robert J. Boyle, Margie Studnicki and James (Cathy) Boyle and the late Joseph Henry "Hank", William, Knute, Charles "Rocky", Jean, Agnes, Raymond and Paul. Thomas' greatest love was family. His life was devoted to law enforcement, where he served as a Pittsburgh City Police sergeant and moved into law enforcement sales in later years. Thomas had the most kind and gentle soul. A proud faith-driven Irishman, Thomas leaves a legacy of love, loyalty and friendship. Visitation from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Bonaventure Church. Everyone please meet at church. Please visit us at www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Cook, Marian 79

  • Aspinwall
  • Born: 1935-12-20
  • Died: 2015-04-29
  • Funeral Home: Weddell-Ajak, Aspinwall | Get Directions
  • Marian (Weaver) Cook, 79, of Aspinwall, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 29, 2015. She was the beloved mother of Steven Lang Cook, of Aspinwall, and Margaret Carrie King, of Aspinwall; cherished companion of Dr. Robert McDonald, of Oakland; loving grandmother to Daniel, Brian, Jessica, Callan, Max and Mia; dear sister of Samuel H. (late Helen) Weaver, of Harrisonburg, Va., Nancy (John) Evans, of Cambridge, England, and Nina (Klaus) Wedell, of Longtown, England; beloved close relative of Christine (Drew) Martier, of O'Hara Township; and cousin of Bill (Pat) Kempe, of Dallas, Texas, and Gene (Madge) Terhune, of Odessa, Texas. Marian Carrie Weaver, was born Dec. 20, 1935, in Norman, Okla., and was a daughter of the late Findley and Adela Weaver. She attended the Channing School in London, England, and the American School in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Penn State in 1957 and her Teaching Certificate and Master of Science in Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Her career as a teacher started in Pittsburgh Public Schools, then as a first grade teacher for 14 years at St. Edmund's Academy in Squirrel Hill. She worked several years on American military base schools overseas. Returning to Pittsburgh in 1995, she supervised student teachers at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Education before she retired. Marian was active in numerous community activities including the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation as a tour guide and educator. She was a Spanish interpreter and advocate for Latin-American immigrants. She was an active member of Church of the Redeemer and enjoyed her Scottish Heritage activities. A talented artist, she excelled in fabric media, costume design and decorating. Her memorial service and visitation reception will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Interment will take place at the Humphrey Cemetery, Martindale, Texas. Arrangements by WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, Aspinwall. Marian wished for any memorial donations in lieu of flowers to Church of the Redeemer at the above address or to the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation (PHLF) at 100 W. Station Square Drive, Suite 450, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Memo: Cook Memorial.
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Eyrich, Elva M.

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Elva M. Eyrich, of Pittsburgh, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late William G. Eyrich; mother of Carole Bromfield and Suzann Bridge (Gerard); grandmother of Brian Bridge and Gregory Bromfield and Suzi Bloom (Jeff); great-grandmother of Jake Bridge and Mary, Shea and Mahala; also survived by Reamon and Christie Linnabary. Friends will be received 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire St., www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Andrew Church, Morewood Ave. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
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Fenner, Louise J. 87

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1927-10-29
  • Died: 2015-05-06
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Louise J. Fenner, 87, of West Mifflin, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Locust Grove, West Mifflin. Born Oct. 29, 1927, in West Mifflin, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Prusak) Olysav. She was a member of Resurrection Church, West Mifflin. She was the beloved wife of 59 years to the late William P. Fenner; mother of Kristine (John) Connolly, of West Mifflin, Ginny (Bob) Green, of West Mifflin, and Marie (Jimbo) Chonko, of West Mifflin; grandmother of John Connolly, Brian Connolly, Kathleen Connolly (Jake) Oliver, Michael (Mei) Green, Matthew Green, Brad (Jamie) Chonko and Chris (Kari) Chonko; great-grandmother of Vivian Oliver, Beckett Oliver, Addison Green, Aaron Green, Gabriella Chonko, Elizabeth Chonko, Rylee Chonko and Mikayla Sedlack; and sister of the late Jean Cloherty and the late John Olysav. Visitation from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. Parting prayers at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Resurrection Church, West Mifflin, with the Rev. Edward M. Czemerda as celebrant. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Locust Grove Senior Living and Three Rivers Hospice Agency.
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Foley, Thomas P. 65

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2015-05-06
  • Funeral Home: Gross, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Thomas P. Foley, 65, of Penn Hills, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015. He was the beloved husband for 41 years to Lynn (Catz) Foley; devoted father of Megan and Micah; special uncle to Matrika Perini; doting grandfather to AJ Foley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Agnes (Ross) Foley; sister, Noreen (Gerry) Beggy; father-in-law, Jack Catz; and sister-in-law, Adrianne Catz. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, John (Mary Lou), Michael (Joan), Sister Patricia Ann Foley, CSJ, Kathleen Leone (Ray) and Patty (Tom) McMillin; mother-in-law, Esther Catz; also by numerous nieces and nephews. Tom was honorably discharged from the army after having served in the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1971. Tom retired from the United States Postal Service in 2004, where he worked for 35 years as a Labor Relations Specialist. The family wishes to thank all the dedicated staff at Vitas Health Care for their comforting and compassionate care. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday in WILLIAM F. GROSS FUNERAL HOME LTD., 11735 Frankstown Road (at Rodi Road), Penn Hills, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment will be private.
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Fusia, Elizabeth 91

  • Oakmont
  • Born: 1923-08-17
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth "Betty" (Raymond) Fusia, 91, of Oakmont, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015. Born Aug. 17, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Hugh G. and Clare Raymond; beloved wife for 66 years of Tom Larson Fusia; wonderful mother of Tom Fusia, of Atlanta, and Kim (Paul) Rollinson, of New Jersey; grandmother of Kori (Tomas) Rozar, of New Jersey, Amy Rollinson, of New Jersey, Brittany (George) Larsen, of Aiken, S.C., and Michael (Miranda) Fusia, of Alabaster, Ala.; great-grandmother of Tommy Rozar, of New Jersey, and Evie Fusia, of Alabama; and sister of Janet Raymond Fusia, of Oakmont, (the late Dr. Joseph Fusia), and Robert "Perky" Raymond, of St. Louis. Betty attended Allegheny College and was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Art Institute. She worked as an illustrator for the Post-Gazette and also as a representative for Bell Telephone. Betty was a longtime volunteer at Presbyterian Senior Care where she was once the volunteer of the year. Friends and relatives will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont, where a funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. at the conclusion of the visitation. Donations may be made in her name to RCAC, 501 Second St., P.O. Box 437, Oakmont, PA 15139; or St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 378 Delaware Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139.
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Grossic, Kevin A. 54

  • Formerly of West Mifflin
  • Died: 2015-05-06
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Kevin A. Grossic, 54, of Espyville, formerly of West Mifflin, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015. He was the beloved son of the late Joseph M. and Edna (Ashcroft) Grossic; brother of Joseph M. Grossic, Edna Grossic, David Grossic, Denise (late Don) Gray, Jay Grossic, Vicki (John) Mooney, Pamela (Alan) Post, Arlene (Thomas) Broadfoot and Charlene Grossic; also survived by 10 nieces and nephews; one great-niece and four great-nephews. Kevin was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Jamestown Fire hall. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. A funeral service will be at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Haney, Francis B. 72

  • McCandless
  • Born: 1942-05-22
  • Died: 2015-03-17
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Francis B. "Frank" Haney, 72, of McCandless, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Born May 22, 1942, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late John and Catherine (Smith) Haney. Frank loved horses and his cowboy hat. He was a friend of NAHA, North Ridge Riders and extra special friend and volunteer of Riding for the Handicapped of Western Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife, Wanda (Raupp) Haney, of McCandless; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Haney; son, Sean (Michele) Haney; daughter, Tanya Haney; grandchildren, Kathryn and SeanMichael; sister, Gloria Marchese; sister-in-law, Margaret Haney; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by five siblings, Margaret Marshall, John Sebastian Haney, Harry Haney, Dorothy Nicholas and Lawrence Haney. A memorial service will be held from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in Ingomar United Methodist Church, West Ingomar Road, Pittsburgh. If desired, memorial donations to the Francis B. Haney Memorial Fund may be mailed to West View Savings Bank Branch Manager, 9001 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Arrangements have been entrusted to KING FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Frank's family at www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Hartman, Ruth Ann 90

  • Dormont
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Ruth Ann (Hutfles) Hartman, 90, of Dormont, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward A. Hartman; devoted mother of Edward A. (Donna) Hartman, Kathy Ann Hartman, Nancy L. (Bill) Smay, Linda Ann Hartman and the late Diane Marie Hartman; loving grandmother of Brian (Carrie) Smay, Diane (Phil) Cardella, Christine (Rich) Schafer, the late Francis, Jessica, Melanie and Edward Hartman; great-grandmother of Drew, Megan, Tony and Dominic Cardella, Dylan and Hunter Schafer; and sister of the late Albert and Charles Hutfles. She also is survived by many nieces and nephews and especially her dear friend, Ruth Ley. Ruth Ann was a strong, independent widow at age 43, raising her four children alone. Prior to starting her family, she had worked for Henne Jewelers, then later in life became a supervisor for the John W. Galbreath Co. She had volunteered at the Mt. Lebanon Trading Post, the Dormont Historical Society and Meals on Wheels for many years. Ruth Ann was a 24-year breast cancer survivor. Friends will be welcomed from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday in St. Bernard Church. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Penn Avenue. If desired, memorials may be made to Elizabeth Seton Adult Day Services, 1900 Pioneer Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226. www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Hodson Sr., James W. 87

  • Bethel Park , Formerly of Beechview
  • Born: 1927-08-03
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Henney, Bethel Park | Get Directions
  • James W. Hodson Sr., 87, of Bethel Park, formerly of the Beechview, Dormont area, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015. He was the husband of the late Lois A. Hodson; beloved father of Jim (Joan) Hodson, Jeff (Lois) Hodson, Sue (Bill) Schademan, Laura Trushel and Joe (Leona) Hodson; grandfather of Jim Hodson, John (Janeen) Hodson, Mallory (Jason) Lyon, Jeffrey Hodson, Jonathan (Danielle) Hodson, Jennifer Hodson, Cliff (Stephanie) Schademan, Heather (Ryan) Melber, Luke (Leah) Schademan, David Trushel and Connor Trushel; great-grandfather of Sawyer Hodson, Brody Hodson and Anna Schademan; and brother of Dorothy (the late George) Dunn and the late Fred (surviving wife, Mary Lou) Hodson. Jim was born Aug. 3, 1927, in Pittsburgh, to James and Sarah Hodson, of Beechview, and graduated from South Hills High School. He proudly served in the Navy aboard the USS Shangri-La aircraft carrier in the Pacific during the closing months of World War II. Jim wed Lois Ann Wilmering on Feb. 26, 1954, and worked as a ceramic tile setter and contractor. He enjoyed all sports and played semi-pro football after his Navy service through the 1950's and coached basketball in the 1970's for DePaul Institute of the Deaf. He also enjoyed golfing with family and friends. Recently he enjoyed building wooden replica models of World War aircraft and also built a replica model of the ship he served on in the Navy.But most of all, he enjoyed being around his family and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He always said he was a rich man because of the love of his family. Jim was a very humble man and therefore his family is honoring his request that there be no public viewing or visitation. Arrangements are handled by PAUL L. HENNEY MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Bethel Park. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. www.henneyfuneralhome.com.
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Huettner, Thomas J. 46

  • Upper Saint Clair
  • Died: 2015-05-06
  • Funeral Home: Beinhauers, McMurray | Get Directions
  • Thomas J. "Tommy" Huettner, 46, of Upper St. Clair, died suddenly Wednesday, May 6, 2015. He was the beloved son of Bill and Pat Huettner; and brother of Bill and Kurt. Tom was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan and concert goer. Funeral arrangements are by BEINHAUERS. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-941-3211, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Partners for Quality. Please add or view tributes at www.beinhauer.com.
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Jerman, Thomas B. 89

  • Sewickley
  • Born: 1925-10-26
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Copeland, Sewickley | Get Directions
  • Thomas Bruce Jerman, of Sewickley, passed on Sunday, May 3, 2015, at the age of 89. A son of Daniel and Clara Jerman, formerly of New York City, was born Oct. 26, 1925, in Sewickley. Tom was a lifelong resident of Sewickley and served his community in many ways. After graduating from Sewickley High School in 1943, Tom enlisted in the Navy and served in World War II. He attended Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and graduated from Tufts University in Medford, Mass., with a degree in mechanical engineering. Tom enjoyed a very interesting and exciting career with PPG Industries and traveled the world working within the glass and fiberglass divisions. He continued his engineering career with Henry F. Tichmann Inc. until his retirement. Over the years, Tom served as a fireman for the Cochran Hose Company, as a director on the Quaker Valley School Board, the Sewickley Library Board and the Sewickley Water Authority. As an avid golfer, Tom was an active member of the Shannopin Country Club for 52 years. He enjoyed fine woodworking and built beautiful pieces of furniture. He played the trumpet and had a deep love for music and art. In March of 1950, Tom was married to Patricia Ann Molmark. They made their home in Glen Osborne and raised three children, Linda, David and Tad. Tom is survived by his brother, Daniel, of Hackettstown, N.J.; two sons, David, of Indiana, Pa., and Tad, of Hilton Head Island, S.C.; two grandchildren, Dana, of Chicago, Ill., and Christian, of Sedona, Ariz.; and two dear friends, Anna Belle Few and John Neilson, both of Sewickley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pat; and his daughter, Linda. The family wishes to extend a special note of thanks to all the nurses, doctors and staff of Masonic Village of Sewickley and Allegheny General Hospital for the wonderful care and guidance he received. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at RD COPELAND LTD.-IRVINE CHAPEL, 702 Beaver St., Sewickley. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home. Interment will follow at Sewickley Cemetery with full military honors.
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Kearney, Richard E. 84

  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Wylie, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Richard E. "Dick" Kearney, 84, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015. He was the loving husband of Aphrodite Kearney Halleran; beloved father of John "Jack" (Deborah) Kearney, David (Karen) Kearney and Linda (Dennis) Kearney Leddon; loving brother-in-law of Margaret Kearney; and brother of the late John, James, Fredrick, Robert, William and Hazel Mae Kearney. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the FINDLAY C. WYLIE FUNERAL HOME, 11311 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. John Fisher Church.
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Keffer, Daniel M. 31

  • Formerly of Jefferson Hills
  • Died: 2015-05-05
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  • Daniel Mark Keffer, 31, of Harbeson, Del., formerly of Jefferson Hills, passed away peacefully with his mom by his side Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at his home. Danny is survived by his mother, Kathleen A. (Hartnett) Capozzoli, of Harbeson, Del.; his father, Mark M. Keffer and his wife, Debbie, of New Eagle; three sisters, Angela Martin and her husband, Gregory, of Carnegie, Lindsay Gutt and her husband, Anthony of Kennedy Township, and Taylor Capozzoli, of Harbeson, Del. He is also survived by a niece, Haven Gutt; a nephew, Hudson Gutt, both of Kennedy Township; and many uncles, aunts and cousins. A celebration of Danny's life will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, at the Lincoln Borough Volunteer Fire Company, 4312 Liberty Way, Elizabeth, PA 15037. The Keffer family would like to thank the healthcare nurses and the community for their support of Danny. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Danny's name to The Sturge-Weber Foundation by visiting www.sturge-weber.org. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com.
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Klimkos, Robert H. 54

  • Forward Township
  • Born: 1960-10-15
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Robert H. Klimkos, 54, of Forward Township, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was employed in the plant division of Lowe's in Carnegie. Born Oct. 15, 1960, in Monongahela, he was a son of the late Todd R. and Edith (Higgins) Klimkos. Robert is survived by his sisters, Sharon Ann Klimkos and Karen Marie Klimkos, both of Forward Township; brother, Paul J. and Susan Klimkos, of Charleroi; and nephews, Joshua, Chad and Shawn. No viewing or services are scheduled. Arrangements are being handled by the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Kolodgey, Fred O. 71

  • Brackenridge
  • Born: 1943-08-16
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Fred O. "Bud" Kolodgey, 71, of Brackenridge, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospice of Concordia, Cabot, following a brief illness. He was born Aug. 16, 1943, in Harrison Township, a son of the late Frederick O. and Beatrice I. (Bouch) Kolodgey. Fred had lived the past six years in Brackenridge, spent 25 years in New Jersey, and was raised in Tarentum. He was a warehouse manager for AB and S Auto Parts in Linden, N.J., retiring in 2009. Fred was of the Protestant faith, and a 1962 graduate of Tarentum High School. He enjoyed traveling, especially to Europe. Survivors include his sisters, Patricia J. Babinsack, of Freeport, and Virginia L. Jones, of Natrona Heights; and brother, Ernest R. Kolodgey, of Natrona Heights. Fred is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Carl Kolodgey; and sister, Betty Gault. All services were private. Arrangements by DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526. Family suggests contributions to Good Samaritan Hospice of Concordia. Visit www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Kordich, Mary 100

  • White Oak
  • Born: 1914-12-25
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Jaycox-Jaworski, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Mary (Fetsko) Kordich, 100, of White Oak, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at her residence. She was born Dec. 25, 1914, in Munhall, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Jacob Fecskovic. She was the beloved wife of the late William "Willie" Kordich, and was preceded in death by her sisters, Mildred and Helen Fetsko and Margaret Chir; and brothers, John, Joseph and Eugene Fetsko. A retired packer from Nabisco, she was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church in Elizabeth Township and the Ladies Slovak Catholic Union. Mary loved life and was devoted to her family and grandchildren. She was the loving mother of William (Jeannie) Kordich, of Elizabeth Township, Marilyn T. Petrina (Bill) Galbreath, of White Oak, and Diane (Allen) Pakos, of Latrobe; loving grandmother to Andrew (Leeann) Petrina, Kristy (Steve) Thompson, Kelly Kordich and Andrew (Joanna) Pakos; loving great-grandmother to Dejuan Stokes, Delaney Petrina, Nolan Petrina and Lucas Thompson. Also surviving are a sister, Ann Chir; and a number of nieces and nephews. 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 at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Michael Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Wagner as celebrant. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
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Kukta, Ann E. 91

  • Ross Township , Formerly of Duquesne
  • Born: 1923-05-10
  • Died: 2015-04-05
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Blawnox | Get Directions
  • Ann E. Stanko Kasprzak Kukta, 91, of Ross Township, formerly of Duquesne, passed away peacefully Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, at UPMC Passavant, with her family at her side. Born May 10, 1923, in Leisenring, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Julia (Bodnar) Kukta. Survivors include her son, Dennis F. (Grace) Stanko, of Ross Township; former husband, Regis S. Kasprzak, of Munhall; her grandson, Mark D. (Jessica) Stanko; granddaughter, Lauren G. (Christopher) Miladinovich, of Cranberry Township; and her great-granddaughter, Olivia Grace Stanko. She was preceded in death by her former husband, Frank Stanko; and four older brothers, John (Betty) Kukta, William Kukta, Joseph (Betty) Kukta, from Duquesne, and Paul (Frances) Kukta, from Smock. During World War II, she was a "Rosie the riveter" at Union Switch and Signal of Swissvale. She also worked at Kaufmann's Department Store, downtown Pittsburgh, as a sales associate before moving to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for 26 years, returning to Ross Township in 2002. "Nana" will be sorely missed, but is now resting peacefully in heaven. There is no viewing. A memorial Mass will be held to celebrate her life at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 1000 Avila Court, Pittsburgh, Ross Township, PA 15237. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. Professional services trusted to THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., Blawnox. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Kane Hospital Foundation, Ross Township, the North Hills Food Bank or St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, Ross Township.
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Markert, Georgette N. 91

  • Formerly of McCandless
  • Born: 1923-05-05
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: McDonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Georgette N. Markert, 91, formerly of McCandless, departed this world Sunday evening, May 3, 2015, and is once again side by side with the love of her life, Robert. He has been patiently waiting for two and a half years for her. We are sure he welcomed her with open arms and a kiss. Mom was born May 5, 1923, in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Karl and Mary Nauert. She left for New York City in 1945 to work for Remington Rand. It was there on St. Patrick's Day that she met a young Merchant Marine and fell in love. Bob and Georgette were married Oct. 5, 1946, and had 66 years together. They complimented and completed each other. Georgette was the best. She was kind, good and non-judgmental. A den mother and Brownie leader, Mom was always there for us. She was active in the Ingomar United Methodist Church and enjoyed the annual Rummage Sales with the linen department being her favorite place. Moving to Pittsburgh in 1964, Mom found not only employment with a local dentist, she and dad found a long-lasting friendship with Dr. Bart and LaVerne Morrow. Mom had cared for her aged mother (also with Alzheimer's) for 10 years and was a devoted daughter. Georgette is survived by her daughter, Libby O'Hanlon (John), of Glenshaw; son, Ralph Markert (Holly), of Rochester Hills, Mich.; five grandchildren, Colin, Carrie and Chelsea O'Hanlon, Hillary Manger (Chip) and Brady Markert (Jacki); and three great-grandchildren, Kameron and Luca Markert and Rylynn Manger. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; and her sister, Charmaine N. Stohr. Georgette was a resident at the Arbors of St. Barnabas, Valencia Campus, where she was cared for by a compassionate, tireless and friendly staff. A special word of thanks to Linda (snack time in the office), Shannon, Evelyn and Midge - you are the best. There will be no visitation, as per Georgette's request. Services are private and under the direction of the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars, and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. Memorials may be made to the Arbors at St. Barnabas, 85 Charity Place, Valencia, PA 16059.
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McEvoy, Catherine

  • Arlington Heights
  • Died: 2015-05-06
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Catherine "Kay" McEvoy, of Arlington Heights, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015. She was the beloved wife of 63 years to the late John "Jack" McEvoy; devoted mother of Susan (Al) Wiedenheft, Gerald (Richard Walker), Jeffrey (Nora) and Glenn (Dianne) McEvoy; loving grandmother of Addysen and Caitlin McEvoy; sister of Fred Obeldobel; sister-in-law of Bea and Joan Obeldobel; and is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227. Funeral prayer will be at 9:15 a.m. Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. in St. John Vianney Church. If desired, family suggests contributions to Concordia of Monroeville, 4363 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146. Please send condolences to www.johnfslater.com.
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Melnick, Theresa E. 66

  • Plum Borough
  • Died: 2015-05-06
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Theresa E. Melnick, 66, of Plum Borough, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015. She was the sister of Richard A. Melnick; daughter of the late Jacob S. and Sophie Melnick. She taught French and Spanish at St. Benedict Academy Vincentian High School and St. Joseph High School, Natrona Heights. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES, LTD./ROTH CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church, Unity. Donations may be made to Hillman Cancer Center Research.
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Meyer, Conrad J. 81

  • McCandless
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Conrad J. Meyer, 81, of McCandless, died Thursday, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at home surrounded by his children. He was the husband of the late Lois M. (Steigerwald) Meyer; loving father of Timothy P. Meyer, Mary Jeanne "M.J." Pelusi (J.C.) and Tricia A. Meyer; brother of Alberta Ickes (Hubert), Terry Armstrong and the late Mary Hirsch; and proud grandfather of Ryan Meyer (Julie), Brittany Ann Meyer, Julianne J. Pelusi and Jonathan Conrad Pelusi. Conrad was a salesman for R.J. Reynolds for 25 years. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30 a.m. in St. Sebastian Church.
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Miller, William R. 89

  • Pitcairn
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Pearce, Pitcairn | Get Directions
  • William R. Miller, 89, of Pitcairn, died Sunday, May 3, 2015. He was the husband of the late Leonora (Homan) Miller and Imogene R. (Rutter) Miller; father of William R. Miller Jr., of Jeannette, Nadine Henderson, of Latrobe, and the late Jon Miller; stepfather of Keith Hohn, of Trafford, Sherry Lindquist, of Pitcairn, Steve Hohn, of Trafford, and the late Blair Hohn Jr.; brother of Walter Miller and the late Margaret and Virginia; and is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Bill was a letter carrier for US Postal Service in Pitcairn and Monroeville. Bill was also a World War II Army veteran (Battle of the Bulge). Friends were received Wednesday at the WM. O. PEARCE FUNERAL HOME INC., 318 Wall Ave., Pitcairn.
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Niewoehner, Richard W. 90

  • Upper St. Clair
  • Died: 2015-04-29
  • Funeral Home: Beinhauers, McMurray | Get Directions
  • Richard W. "Dick" Niewoehner, 90, of Upper St. Clair, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Alice; loving father of Richard (Alice), Melanie (Frank) Kerber, Kevin (Patti) and Paul (Virginia) Niewoehner; devoted grandfather of Daniel, Rick, Brandon, Zachary, Gabriel and Nathaniel; great-grandfather of Logan and Owen; and brother of Virginia Wittman. Dick retired as a nuclear engineer from Westinghouse after 28 years. He was a devoted member of Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church for 25 years. Dick's family would like to thank the staff at Sunrise Assisted Living for their care and compassion. Guests will be received 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church, until time of memorial service at 2 p.m. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS, 724-941-3211. Please add or view tributes at: www.beinhauer.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church, 975 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228.
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Novotny, Sharon M. 57

  • Clairton
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Blawnox | Get Directions
  • Sharon M. Novotny, 57, of Clairton, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015. She is survived by her mother, Barbara Gallagher; loving children, Margaret and Chuck; grandson, Charlie; brother, Robert (Jennifer); nephew, Anthony; and niece, Emily Brown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Quinn; and father, Ronald Novotny. Services will be scheduled for a later date. Professional services trusted to THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., Blawnox.
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Obradovich, Ann M. 84

  • Baldwin
  • Born: 1931-03-11
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Cieslak Tatko, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Ann M. Obradovich, 84, of Baldwin, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015, with her loving daughter, Annie, and niece, Barbara, by her side. Born Anna Mae Czeczely on March 11, 1931, she was the 11th of 12 and sole surviving child of Hungarian immigrants, Stephen and Julia (Soltez) Czeczely. She was a beloved wife to the late Robert Brown, Ted Coyne and Nick Obradovich. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Julie Sara Coyne (Chris Mullen); brothers, Steven, Willie, John, Alec, Joseph, James and Charles; and sisters, Irene Grant, Madeline Wilds and Marjorie Burton. She was the mother to Robert (Leeanne) Brown, Michael Brown and Anna Marie (Jack) Rost; grandmother to Vincent, Colin, Cory, Steven, Drew, Christine, Jamie and Billy; and great-grandmother to Gianna and Christine. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the CIESLAK and TATKO FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 2935 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, followed by interment in St. Wendelin Cemetery. Please sign the online register book at www.cieslaktatko.com.
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Perry, William I. 66

  • Brookline
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Brusco-Falvo, Mt. Washington | Get Directions
  • William I. Perry, 66, of Brookline, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015. He was the loving husband of Terri Perry; father of James and Justin Perry; son of Duane (Jackie) Perry and the late Joan Page Perry; brother of Susan (Ricky) Thomas and the late Tom Perry; and brother-in-law of Jackie, Annie, Lori and Sharon. He is also survived by loving family and friends. Visitations from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the BRUSCO-FALVO FUNERAL HOME INC., 214 Virginia Ave., Mt. Washington (412-381-2323). Funeral service at 8 p.m. Friday at the conclusion of visitations. www.bruscofalvo.com.
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Pesanski, Elaine C. 78

  • Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1936-09-30
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Elaine C. (Barbiaux) Pesanski, 78, of Natrona Heights, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. She was born Sept. 30, 1936, in Natrona Heights, daughter of the late Raymond L. and Josephine A. (Laurent) Barbiaux. Elaine lived most of her life in Natrona Heights where she was a homemaker and also worked in the purchasing department of Citizens General Hospital for 15 years. She was of the Presbyterian Faith and a 1954 graduate of Tarentum High School. Elaine enjoyed arranging flowers, sewing and baking. The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Fair Winds Manor for their kind care given to Elaine and a special thanks to her current care giver Eileen DeSantis. Survivors include her daughters, Laurie E. (Edward J.) Wygonik, Natrona Heights, and Linda Jo (Kevin) O'Kane, Laguna Niguel, Calif.; grandchildren, Raymond Wygonik and fiancee, Shannon, and John Wygonik. Also surviving is a sister, Nancy Mark, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Besides parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Pesanski; and a son, David John Pesanski. Visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526. Interment in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Indiana Township. Visit dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Pirillo, Helen C. 82

  • Sewickley Township
  • Born: 1933-01-23
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Helen C. Pirillo, 82, of Sewickley Township, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 3, 2015, surrounded by her family. She was born Jan. 23, 1933, in Liberty Borough, and was the daughter of the late Frank and Nicolina Yanni Caruso. She was beloved wife of the late Samuel S. Pirillo. She was the loving mother of Gary (Darla) Pirillo, of Sewickley Township; cherished grandmother of Jenna (Dale) Hutchinson and Justin (fiance, Gianna Lawrenzi) Pirillo; beloved sister of Esther Kienzl, of Brodheadsville; and is also survived by a niece, nephews, great-nephews, a great-niece and cousins. She was preceded in death by her brother, Samuel Caruso, and sister, Jane Smith. Helen was a member of St. Edward Parish, Herminie, and retired from Morrell, Butz and Junker Inc., in 2006. She was a graduate of McKeesport High School. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, in St. Edward Parish with the Rev. John Harrold, officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at www.gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Romano, Robert L.

  • Fox Chapel
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: Weddell-Ajak, Aspinwall | Get Directions
  • Dr. Robert L. Romano, of Fox Chapel, passed away peacefully Friday, May 1, 2015, at home, with his wife at his side. He was the beloved husband of Mary Jo (Dimasi) Romano and the late Doris (Evans) Romano; father of Richard (Beth) Romano, Roy Christopher (Jennifer) Romano and the late Robert L. Romano Jr.; grandfather of Emily, Matthew and Alison; also survived by his Persian cat "Marco". Bob was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and received his undergraduate degree from Cornell (a place he held dear), Master of Science from University of Missouri and Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. Bob came to Pittsburgh and was assistant chief of psychology at the Highland Drive VA Hospital, he left to start his own private practice, Pittsburgh Psychological Counseling Center, with his partner Dr. Richard Miller, becoming the first psychologists, to do so in Pittsburgh. Bob was still working part-time as a psychologist until a few months before his death. Besides his love of analysis and concern for his patients, Bob also presented psychological papers for the American Institute of Medical Education in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Stratford, England, and Florence, Italy. Beyond the world of his work, Bob was a published author of fiction and nonfiction books. He recently self-published a chapbook of collected anecdotes and leaves behind a number of unfinished works. Bob was an excellent cook, painter, sculptor and photographer. He performed in the local theater for 10 years with major roles in Life in the Theater and Mass Appeal. Bob loved to host big parties (especially annual Halloween parties and, of late, band parties featuring local musical artists). He loved to circumvent the globe, but his favorite destination was his condo in St. Croix. Bob was a true Renaissance man, known for his keen intellect, analytical insight, artistic abilities and wicked sense of humor. He lived in a way that celebrated his love of life, people, art and his country. There will be no visitation. A Christian funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at St. Scholastica Church, 309 Brilliant Ave., Aspinwall. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Funeral arrangements by WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, Aspinwall.
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Schreckengost, Harry R. 83

  • Springdale
  • Born: 1931-12-08
  • Died: 2015-05-06
  • Funeral Home: Ajak, Creighton | Get Directions
  • Harry R. Schreckengost, 83, of Springdale, passed away Wednesday, May, 6, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospice, Winfield Township. He was born Dec. 8, 1931, in Creighton, and was the son of the late Lloyd and Emily (Mattern) Schreckengost. Harry was an East Deer High School graduate. He was an Army Korean War veteran and retired from Braeburn Alloy Steel. He was a lifetime member of the East Deer Township Volunteer Fire Department, Allegheny County Firemen's Association, Western PA Firemen's Association, and the American Legion Post 48, Natrona. He enjoyed working with the Boy Scouts of America for 35 years, and was a past state representative for the Boy Scouts. He liked to hunt and fish. Survivors include his three sons, Duane (Mae) Schreckengost, of North Carolina, Harry Schreckengost, of Bairdford, and Michael Schreckengost, of Ligonier; seven grandchildren; his brother, Richard (Gloria) Schreckengost, of Harmar Township; and his sister, Elva (John) Black, of Indiana, Pa. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Schreckengost; a son, Robert Paul Schreckengost; his brothers, Merle, Floyd, James, Harold, Clarence and Melvin Schreckengost; and his sisters, Bertha Stauffer, Dolores Fitzpatrick and Violet Miller. Harry's family would like to thank the staff at Good Samaritan Hospice for their compassionate care during his final days. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the PAUL R. AJAK FUNERAL HOME INC., 921 Freeport Road, Creighton. Services will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the chapel at Greenwood Memorial Park, 3820 Greenwood Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068 with the Rev. Dawn Lynn Check officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Vandergrift Veterans Honor Guard and the Army Funeral Honor Guard. Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park.
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Scott, Emily M. 72

  • Richland Township
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Emily M. Scott, 72, of Richland Township, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015. She was the beloved wife for 50 years of John T. "Jack" Scott; sister of Sally (James) Hubbard Burke, Cathy (David) Hubbard Mowery and Akasha; sister in-law of Teresa J. Lah; dear aunt of James (Diana) Burke, Becky (Kenneth) Deemer, Tracy (Douglas) Wayne and Jason (Kris) Wehrle; and great-aunt of James and Ellie Burke, Ken and Ryan Deemer, Trevor, Emily and Claire Wayne, and Emma and Brady Wehrle. She is also survived by many dear animals, pets and four legged friends. Emily was a graduate of North Allegheny High School and Carnegie Mellon University, where she earned bachelor's and master's degrees in both art and art education. She was a teacher and art director for Pine-Richland High School for 32 years, having taught painting, print making, jewelry, batiking, weaving, computer graphics, drawing and ceramics. Emily also was an instructor at both Carnegie Mellon University and Westmoreland Museum of American Art. She loved animals, was a recreational airplane pilot, and traveled with her husband driving their diesel motor home. A passionate and gifted artist, Emily came from a talent rich family who will miss her dearly. Services will be private. Family suggests donations to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Arrangements entrusted to SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., Bakerstown. Please offer condolences at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Sebolt, George R.

  • Sewickley
  • Died: 2015-04-27
  • Funeral Home: Cole, Sewickley | Get Directions
  • George Russell Sebolt, a lifelong resident of Sewickley, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015. He was the husband of Jean Polizotto Sebolt; and father of George William (Karen) Sebolt, of Sewickley, Jeffrey Joseph Sebolt, of Boise, Idaho, Jennifer (John Michael) Keenan, of Alexandria, Va., and Lara (Russell) Hemwall, of Glen Osborne. He is also survived by his sister, Ruth Ladd, of Phillipsburg, N.J.; and nine grandchildren. The family respectfully asks that there be no visitation or services. Arrangements are by the RICHARD D. COLE FUNERAL HOME INC., Sewickley, PA 15143. Contributions may be made in George's name to Sewickley Public Library, 500 Thorn St., Sewickley, PA 15143 or Good Samaritan Hospice House, 146 Neely School Road, Wexford, PA 15090.
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Stofko, Judith E. 76

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Died: 2015-02-06
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  • Judith Elaine (Meisl) Stofko, 76, of Elizabeth Township, passed away in Hollywood, Fla., Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. She was the beloved wife of 58 years to Stephen R. Stofko III; and mother of Kenneth Joseph Stofko and the late Stephen R. Stofko IV. She also left her sister, Grayce V. Meisl Howard (Richard), of Elizabeth Township; nephews and nieces. She was an avid reader, theater buff and a past member of the 20th Century Club. She loved entertaining her relatives, friends, and enjoyed her winter home in Hollywood, Fla. A funeral Mass will be held at noon Saturday, May 9, 2015, at St. Michaels Church, Elizabeth Township. If desired, the family requests memorial contributions to made to the Humane Society.
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Sztukowski, Patricia A. 65

  • Carnegie
  • Died: 2015-05-06
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Scott Township | Get Directions
  • Patricia Ann (Harkins) Sztukowski, 65, of Carnegie, died suddenly and unexpectedly Wednesday, May 6, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Clyde William Sztukowski; daughter of the late Lawrence and Margaret (Bevan) Harkins; loving sister of Eileen Darrah and the late Lawrence Harkins; daughter-in-law of Mildred Sztukowski; dear aunt of Beth, Kate, David, Sharon, Tim, Jeffrey, Allison and Brad; great-aunt of Emma, Owen, Bevan, Will and Lacey; and sister-in-law of Wanda York and Gloria Sztukowski. Friends welcome from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, (412-563-2800), 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township. Blessing service at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home. Interment services private by family only in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. www.slaterfuneral.com.
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Valentic, Linda

  • Hampton Township
  • Died: 2015-04-27
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Linda (Walper) Valentic, of Hampton Township, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015. Born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Langdon J. and Helen (Schriver) Walper, and wife of the late Robert Valentic, who passed away in 2008. Linda was quite active in the church and community. She was a member of St. Bonaventure Church and its social club, the Bon Adventurers. She also belonged to the Hatters with Heart (a Red Hat Society), the Teddie Friends of "Pittsbeargh" and the North Hills New Comer and Friends. She is survived by her sister, Lois (William) Darmody, of Syracuse, N.Y.; her two sons, Scott (Debbie) Tanner, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Andrew Tanner, of Fredonia; two grandchildren, Bryce and Sydney; and many nieces and nephews. Linda's family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, at KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, in St. Bonaventure Church, 2001 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. She will be laid to rest at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville. If desired, memorial donations may be made in her honor in support of the St. Vincent DePaul of St. Victors or Angel Fund at St. Bonaventure Church, 2001 Mt. Royal Blvd., Suite 1, Glenshaw, PA 15116. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Linda's family at www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Vincett, Dr. William K. 82

  • Harmar Township , Formerly of Fox Chapel
  • Died: 2015-04-30
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe, Forest Hills | Get Directions
  • Dr. William Kirk "Bill" Vincett, 82, of Harmar Township, formerly of Fox Chapel and Edgewood, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 30, 2015, surrounded by the love of his family. He was the devoted husband of 60 years to his high school sweetheart, Nancy (Wood); loving father to Dr. William K. (Christine Kramer) Vincett Jr., of Fox Chapel, Tracy Vincett (Kevin R.) Kohler, of Fox Chapel, and David W. (Carrie Branzel) Vincett, of Murrysville; loving grandfather of Kathryn and William K. Vincett III, Joseph and Natalie Kohler, Olivia, Bailey, Kelsey and Sophia Vincett; and was also brother to Dr. Kenneth C. Vincett, Norma V. Bostedo and the late Thomas L. Vincett. He was born June 20, 1932, in Edgewood, to the late Dr. Kenneth Clark and Anna (Kirk) Vincett. He graduated from Edgewood High School and received his Doctorate from the Ohio State University College of Optometry, where he became a lifelong Buckeyes fan. Go Bucks!! He served in the Army for two years and then joined his father's eye care practice (established in 1925), in East Pittsburgh. He furthered his education by graduating from the Gesell Institute of Child Development at Yale University. Dr. Vincett's optometric career spanned 54 years and included offices in Forest Hills and Monroeville, known as Vincett Eye Care Associates, where he also practiced with his son, Dr. William K. Vincett Jr. He became widely known as a pediatric vision specialist and was a thought leader in perceptual vision and its relationship to a child's learning ability. He authored two books on the topic and frequently lectured across the United States. He founded and directed the PAVE (Perceptual and Visual Enhancement) Program, where his visual training methods helped hundreds of students, who had been unsuccessfully tutored or mislabeled as slow learners, achieve academic success. His expertise also benefited patients requiring vision therapy for stroke and trauma rehabilitation and motion sickness. Dr. Vincett was a member of the Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society, Pennsylvania Optometric Association where he served as editor of the PA Optometrist, American Optometric Association and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. He established the consultancy The Worthington Group, traveling to England numerous times to advise other optometrists. He proudly served his community as council member for the Borough of Edgewood, President of the C.C. Mellor Memorial Library board and Mayor of Edgewood. He loved playing tennis and golf and was a former member of Edgewood Country Club and Fox Chapel Golf Club. Dr. Vincett was also a long standing member of the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church. He will be fondly remembered for his sense of humor and for living as a true gentleman, honorable, generous, kind, with unfailing courtesy to his patients and friends. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, at WOLFE MEMORIAL INC., FOREST HILLS CHAPEL, 412-731-5001, 3604 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh, PA 15221. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Special Olympics, (www.specialolympics.org.) Donations may be mailed to Special Olympics Inc., 1133 19th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036 or to the American Heart Association, (www.donatenow.heart.org.)
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Wall, Tracey L. 50

  • Elizabeth
  • Born: 1964-10-08
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Wojciechowski, Glassport | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth Tracey L. Evans Wall, 50, of Elizabeth, died Monday, May 4, 2015. Born Oct. 8, 1964, she was a daughter of Larry and Elizabeth (Allen) Evans. She is survived by her children, Kristin Wall, John Wall Jr., and James Wall; brothers, Larry "Butch" (Debbie) Evans Jr., Tim Evans and Chris (Dana) Evans; sister, Laura Walz; beloved grandchildren DJ, Kylee, Hailey, Jimmy, Chloe, Karissa and Kammie. She was also survived by her best friend, Maureen Severns; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Tracey was an active member of Blaine Hill Fire Department and was an avid Elvis Presley fan. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at WOJCIECHOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, Glassport. A funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Hal Dangel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.
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Walton, Charles H. 86

  • McCandless
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Charles H. Walton, 86, of McCandless, died Monday, May 4, 2015. He was the beloved husband for 64 years of Alberta "Bert" (Eyles) Walton; father of Charlene (John) Fullerton, Gary (Kathy) Walton and Bruce (Leslie) Walton; grandfather of Jill (Mike) DiVito, Lauren (Bill) Brown, Matthew, Zachary, Jessica (Derek) Lutterman, Caitlin, Kristen (Brad) Gagne, Kelly (Rob) Wright, Kara and Kendal; brother of Joan (Ed) Fullerton; and is also survived by six great-grandchildren. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Luke's Lutheran Church. (Please meet at church.) Chuck sang in The Harmony Line Chorus for many years and a member of Avalon Lodge No. 657 Free and Accepted Masons. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 305 Center Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15229. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Webb, Paul 80

  • Plum Borough
  • Died: 2015-04-29
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Paul "Pete" Webb, 80, of Plum Borough, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015. He was the beloved husband of 60 and one half years to Fay Webb; father of Annie (John) Sullivan, Ginny (Mark) Belko and Peter (fiancee, Maryann Kokal) Webb; grandfather of Michael and Andrew Belko and Maleena Heinold; brother of Jimmy Webb; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Pete enjoyed playing minor league baseball and at 55, began playing Senior ball. He was a longtime, active and dedicated member at his church. He volunteered for many years at Forbes Regional Hospital and was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner. Pete will be remembered from his big, bright smile, sense of humor and genuine kindness. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at Forbes Hospice in West Penn Hospital for the loving care. Friends were received Sunday at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES LTD./ROTH CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills. A service was held Monday in Holiday Park United Methodist Church. Interment was in Plum Creek Cemetery.
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Wenskovitch, Helen 97

  • West Deer Township
  • Born: 1917-09-07
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: Ajak, Creighton | Get Directions
  • Helen (Matsko) Wenskovitch, 97, of West Deer Township, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015, at Concordia Lutheran Ministries, Jefferson Township. She was born Sept. 7, 1917, in Indianola, daughter of the late John and Mary (Satunski) Matsko, and was a longtime resident of West Deer Township. A graduate of Springdale High School, she worked at Pittsburgh Plate Glass Industries (Duplate Division), Creighton, before marrying and becoming a homemaker. She was a member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Creighton. She enjoyed bingo, cooking, solving crossword puzzles, television game shows and spending time with her family. She also loved to travel, enjoying numerous trips to Atlantic City and Canada. She is survived by her son, Edward Wenskovitch; and daughters, Kathleen M. Wenskovitch and Christina E. Wenskovitch, all of West Deer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Wenskovitch, who died May 10, 2007; her sisters, Margaret Wratcher and Mary Caro; and her brother, Michael Matsko. She will be dearly missed by her family. Her children would like to thank the staff at Concordia Lutheran Ministries and Good Samaritan Hospice for the loving care they gave to Helen while she was there. Services were private. A Christian Funeral Mass was celebrated in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Creighton, with the Rev. Aaron J. Kriss officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the PAUL R. AJAK FUNERAL HOME INC., Creighton.
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Wester, Ruth 80

  • Formerly of O'Hara Township
  • Died: 2015-04-24
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  • Ruth Lauer Wester, 80, formerly of O'Hara Township, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, at home, surrounded by her family. Survivors include her beloved husband of 62 years, Andrew, of Three Churches, W.Va.; daughters, Ruth (Steven) Martin, of Three Churches, W.Va., and Carol (Bruce) Mulley, of Harmar Township; four grandchildren, Mark Mazzotta (Zlatka), of Woodbridge, Va., Kristine Mazzotta, of Charleston, S.C., David Mazzotta (Michelle), of Charlotte, N.C., and Bruce Mulley Jr., of Cheswick; and two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Dakoda Paulsen, of Charleston, S.C. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Edna Storm Lauer; a son, Andrew Jr.; and five siblings. Ruth lived in O'Hara Township until 2003, when she and her husband, Andrew, moved to Three Churches, W.Va. Ruth loved family gatherings and enjoyed meeting new friends. She was an accomplished musician, seamstress, homemaker, creative cook and baker and all-around loving and caring woman, who will be missed by those who knew her. Arrangements were private at the SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME, Romney, W.Va.
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White, Dolores P. 76

  • Lawrenceville
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Zalewski, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Dolores P. (Trafalski) White, 76, of Lawrenceville, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert V. White Sr.; loving mother of Mary (Bryan) Terracina, Carl (Joyce) White and the late Robert V. "Pete" (surviving wife, Joyce Broderick) White Jr.; cherished grandmother of 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sister of Theresa Dobbins, Barbara, Robert, Roberta, Regis and Deborah Trafalski, the late Joann Brenenborg, Raymond and Frances "Tina" Trafalski; and is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday received at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 216 44th St., Lawrenceville. Funeral service will be at 7:30 p.m. www.zalewskifuneralhome.com.
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Wright, Lester 80

  • Jefferson Hills , Formerly of West Mifflin
  • Born: 1934-12-04
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Lester "Herb" Wright, 80, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of West Mifflin, died Monday, May 4, 2015. Mr. Wright was born Dec. 4, 1934, in Homeville, one of three children of George and Violet (Wain) Wright. He was an Army veteran, post Korean War, retired from the Pleasant Hills Public Works Department, a life member of the Gill Hall Fire Company and he loved fishing and gardening. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two siblings: a sister, Doris Diefenderfer; and a brother, Donald Wright. Herb is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nancy (Churma) Wright; two sons, Thomas (Janny) Wright and James (Beverly) Wright; four grandchildren, Jason, Lyndsey, Brittany and Savanna; one great-grandson, Cody; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the STEPHEN D. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Route 51 (Large) in Jefferson Hills. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, with Pastor Ben Robinson officiating. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park Cemetery in Pleasant Hills. Visit www.stephendslater.com for condolences.
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Wunderlin, Maxine M. 72

  • West View
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Maxine M. (Schuler) Wunderlin, 72, of West View, passed Tuesday evening, May 5, 2015. She was the loving wife and life partner of 56 years to Robert Anthony Wunderlin Sr.; mother to Rachelle (Todd) Newman, Nanette Wunderlin, Denise Seng and Robert (Erin) Wunderlin Jr.; grandmother to Mathew Newman, John Cummings, Trent Newman and Kayleigh Seng; great-grandmother to Jadeyn Rae Stenger; and sister of Jack (Marilyn) Schuler, Judy Schuler and Mary T. Schuler. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Athanasius Church. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh, 1133 South Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Zastawa, Raymond 64

  • North Side
  • Born: 1950-12-15
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Raymond Zastawa, 64, of the North Side, died Sunday, May 3, 2015. Born in Pittsburgh, Dec. 15, 1950, he was a son of the late Walter and Helen (Ruszcynski) Zastawa. He was the beloved husband for 38 years of Georgette (Gregoric) Zastawa; and loving brother of Marianne (Tom) Poniatowski, Walter (Becky) Zastawa, Helen (Joe) Williams and the late Thomas (Sunny) Zastawa. He also is survived by many nieces and nephews; and his longtime friend, Daniel Dugan. Ray was a resident at the Golden Living Center in Mt. Lebanon. At his request, there will be no viewing and interment will be private. Arrangements entrusted to SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., West View. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Westmoreland County

Ardjewski, Olga 97

  • Washington Township
  • Born: 1917-06-29
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Cardaro, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • Olga Ardjewski, 97, of Washington Township, died Monday, May 4, 2015, in Belair Health and Rehabilitation Center, Lower Burrell. She was born June 29, 1917, in Natrona, to the late Daniel and Anna Kozak Sis. She was employed by Standard Railway, PPG in Creighton and owned and operated Ardjewski Nursery, Washington Township. Olga enjoyed flea markets, antiques, gardening, baking pastries, playing cards and bingo and the race tracks. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward F. Ardjewski; and brothers, Joseph, Paul and Mike. She is survived by her son, Michael (Georgann) Hudak, of Fawn Township; daughter, Carol Ann (Larry) Johns, of Adrian, Mich.; sister, Mary (Hugo) Morelli, of New Kensington; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, in the JOSEPH J. CARDARO FUNERAL HOME, A SERVICE ORIENTED FUNERAL HOME, 1125 Kenneth Ave., New Kensington, 724-337-3325. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, in the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Johns, officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. To leave an online condolence for the family, please go to www.cardarofuneralhome.com.
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Baker Jr., Antoine M. 18

  • Herminie
  • Born: 1997-01-03
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Nickels, Herminie | Get Directions
  • Antoine M. "Tuggie" Baker Jr., 18, of Herminie, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015, of an accidental drug overdose. He was born Jan. 3, 1997, in Mt. Pleasant, son of Kathleen (Schaffer) Feltes and the late Antoine M. Baker Sr. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Dennis G. "Rockowl" Anthony; and his paternal grandparents, John and Shirley Baker. Tuggie would have been a graduate of the Yough Class of 2015 on June 8, 2015, and he was planning on joining the Air Force Aug. 13, 2015, to serve his country. He mostly enjoyed spending time with his little sister and brother. He was their biggest fan. In addition to his mother, Kathie, Tuggie is survived by his stepfather, William "Bill" Feltes III, and his sister, Nevaeh, and brother, Billy Feltes IV, all of Herminie; his grandma, Vivian "Fe Fe" Anthony, of Herminie; his girlfriend, Megan; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him very much. Tuggie's smile and kindness will forever be remembered. A memorial service to celebrate Antoine's life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., 404 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, PA 15637, 724-446-7251. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the family. The family requests everyone attending wear the color purple in memory of Antoine.
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Charles, Glenn D. 80

  • Hunker
  • Born: 1934-12-26
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Glenn D. Charles, 80, of Hunker, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Excela Westmoreland Hospital. He was born Dec. 26, 1934, in Ft Wayne, Ind., son of the late Claude X and Ruby L. (Schweah) Charles. He was the former owner of Charles Optical of Irwin. He enjoyed motorcycles, planes, vintage cars, playing chess and traveling. Surviving are 11 children, Debra Sherman and husband, Ron, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Cathy Prentice and husband, Michael, of Ft, Wayne, Ind., Steven Charles and wife, Sabrina, of Las Vegas, Nev., James Charles and wife, Cathy, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., David Charles and wife, Connie, of Ft. Wayne Ind., Teresa Kingerski and husband, Frank, of North Huntingdon, Charles Crabtree and wife, Cynthia, of North Huntingdon, Catherine Cox and husband, Robbie, of Gulfport, Miss., Bart Mayhorn and wife, Karen, of Fairmont, W. Va., Sharon Mayhorn, of Hunker, Vickie Rinehart and husband, Blaine, of Frederick, Md.; a daughter-in-law, Cathy Sperling and husband, Stacks, of Westmoreland City; 32 grandchildren; and 49 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances C. Charles; and three children, Larry Charles, Phillip Crabtree and Pamela Rice. Arrangements are by the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood. The family will have a small private service. Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of one's choice.
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Cleaveland, Geraldine K. 71

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1943-11-29
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Geraldine Kelly Cleaveland, 71, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015, at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. She was born Nov. 29, 1943, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Arthur C. and Irene McColligan Kelly. Mrs. Cleaveland earned her bachelor's degree from Duquesne University in chemistry and mathematics. She was a member of St. Agnes Parish, North Huntingdon, a Eucharistic minister and a member of the Christian Mothers and enjoyed stained glass. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Charles Cleaveland; sons, Vincent and Steven Cleaveland; daughters, Kimberly Stoll (Rex, deceased), Tricia Conboy (Brian) and Kelly Fusco (Daniel); brother, Thomas Kelly (Sandra); sisters, Janie Szwelnis (John) and Rae Sweeney (Kevin); and 12 grandchildren. Friends were received this past Sunday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral Mass was held this past Monday at St. Agnes Church. Interment followed in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Deemer, Randy L. 57

  • Formerly of Ligonier
  • Born: 1958-03-15
  • Died: 2015-04-28
  • Funeral Home: Mccracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Randy L. Deemer, 57, formerly of Ligonier, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in St. Mary's, Ga. He was born March 15, 1958, a son of Anna Telford Deemer, of Ligonier, and the late James Deemer. Randy was retired from a career with the Navy. He had attended the Calvary United Methodist Church in Ligonier. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Pamela Russin and Kelly Horner. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Penny Shultz Deemer; a daughter, Amanda (Adrian) Bostock; two stepsons, William and Tim Hoffer; a brother, Brian Deemer, of Ligonier; a grandson, Kaden Matthews; and several nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Randy's life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 10, at the Calvary United Methodist Church, Ligonier, with the Revs Joshua Ricketts and J. Paul McCracken co-officiating. The J. PAUL MCCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC, Ligonier, is assisting the family.
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Eslary, Eric A. 40

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1975-02-11
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: McCracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Lt. Eric A. Eslary, 40, of Ligonier, died in the line of duty on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. He was born Feb. 11, 1975, a son of Robert T. and Pearl Menzie Eslary, of Ligonier (Wilpen). Eric had been employed by Ligonier Township Police Department since 1998, where he had obtained the rank of lieutenant. He established the K-9 unit in 2000. He was a member of Ligonier Lodge 331 F and AM, vice-president of the Fraternal Order of the Police, Wilpen VFD Station 45, life member of Ligonier American Legion Post 267, Latrobe VFW, FOE of Latrobe, Old Colony Sportsmen's Club, Trout Unlimited and the NRA. Eric was an avid outdoorsman and loved to bow hunt, hunt and fish. He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents and his first K-9 officer, Ando. In addition to his parents, Eric is survived by his wife, Mary Beth Taylor Eslary; six children, Morgan, Lauren and Colin Eslary and Kaylee, Lukas and Dylan DeWitt; a sister, Donna (David) Moffat, of Latrobe; a brother, Robert T. Eslary, of Ligonier; his in-laws, Denise Biagini, and William and Amy Taylor, and brother-in-law, Richard Taylor, all of Belle Vernon; two nephews, Christopher (Kathryn) Moffat, of Crosswicks, N.J., and Andrew (Jamie) Moffat, of Sunbury; and his K-9 partner, Blek. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier. A service to celebrate Eric's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 342 W. Main St., Ligonier, with the Revs. John Foriska and Robert Cummings co-officiating. Interment with honors will follow in Ligonier Valley Cemetery. Ligonier Lodge 331 F and AM will hold a service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions to assist Eric's wife and children may be made to WPPBF, c/o 144 E. Main St., Ligonier, PA 15658 with Mary Beth Eslary in the memo line. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
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Harter, Glenna E. 85

  • Penn Township , Formerly of Pitcairn
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Pearce, Pitcairn | Get Directions
  • Glenna E. (Kiggins) Harter, 85, of Penn Township, formerly of Pitcairn, died Monday, May 4, 2015. She was the wife of the late L. Ben Harter; dear mother of Terry (Vicki) Harter, of Level Green, Donna "Reno" Reno, of White Oak, Lee Ann (Rick) Grace, of Penn Township, and the late Robin Harter; sister of the late Donna Peer; and is also survived by grandchildren, Robin Barnes, Mike, Erinn and Eric Harter and Ricky and Jamie Grace; and great-grandchildren, Ben and Brady Eastman. Glenna was a long time school crossing guard. Friends were received Wednesday at the WM. O. PEARCE FUNERAL HOME INC., 318 Wall Ave., Pitcairn, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Dr. Cyndi Bloise, officiating. In lieu of flowers, family asks that donations be made to Golden Heights Activity Department, 3522 Route 130, Irwin, PA 15642, Attention: Megan.
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Hartman, Myron D. 56

  • North Huntingdon , Formerly of Greensburg
  • Born: 1958-10-14
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Myron David Hartman, 56, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Greensburg, died Monday, May 4, 2015, in McKeesport Hospital's Select Specialty Unit. He was born Oct. 14, 1958, in Latrobe, a son of the late David George and Doris Gail Frantz Hartman. He was an active member of Circleville United Methodist Church, where he was on the board of trustees and helped with many of the church's projects. Myron was a professor at Penn State University, New Kensington, where he taught biomedical engineering. Formerly, he was the director of clinical engineering at South Hills Health System and for many years taught at Ditec Teaching Facility, Solon, Ohio. He published or presented many articles relating to the biomedical field, most notably, in TechNation Magazine. He was an editorial board member for Medical Dealer Magazine and TechNation Magazine. Myron chaired, co-chaired and served on many seminar boards for educational, biomedical and clinical engineering. He held offices and board memberships with Hospital Engineers of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Society for Health Facility Engineering, Clinical Engineering Society of Pennsylvania and Medical Equipment Technical Society of Western Pennsylvania. Myron was chairman, vice chairman and member of many advisory work groups, advisory and relations committees that included AmeriNet Central and American Society of Hospital Engineering. His accomplishments include many awards, including PSEAS Outstanding Teacher Award, Best of 2011 Biomedical Professionals, Biomed of the Month and the Donald M. Sauerman Award. Myron designed and installed an alarm/monitoring system for ethylene oxide sterilizers. He designed and implemented a full service biomedical and electrical equipment management program. As a member of Brothers Brother Foundation, he traveled to Liberia, Africa, to evaluate and train individuals and service medical equipment. His other travels to train and educate took him to all parts of the United States and Saudi Arabia. Myron was an Eagle Scout and later served as a Scout Master. He was an in-line roller hockey club advisor and head coach at Penn State University, New Kensington. He was a member of Acacia Fraternity-Pitt at Johnstown and the Corvette Club of Western PA. He loved to dance, travel and take cruises with his wife, Amy. Myron and Amy once owned an entertainment business known as Amyron Disc Jockeys. Myron is survived by his wife, Amy Louise Cope Hartman; children, Brian Hartman, of North Huntingdon and fiance, Carol Cress, Scott Hartman, of Greensburg and fiance, Kassandra Fink and Katie Barbuscak and husband, Matthew, of Monroeville; an aunt, Maxine Brannon, of Cranberry Township; his two "African sons", Prince Kwenah and Willie Voupawoe; and also his dogs, Shelby and Teddy Bear. Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg. Additional viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the hour of Myron's service at 11 a.m. Saturday in Circleville United Methodist Church, 11600 Parkway Drive, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. Private interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Brothers Brother Foundation, 1200 Galveston Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233 or to the Prince and Willie Foundation, c/o Circleville United Methodist Church. For online condolences and further information, please go to www.kepplegraft.com.
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Hays, Walter L. 85

  • New Stanton
  • Born: 1929-08-16
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Walter L. Hays, 85, of New Stanton, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at home. He was born Aug. 16, 1929, in Greensburg, a son of the late John and Nellie (Frye) Hays. He served in the Army. He retired from Helms of Irwin. Surviving are his wife, Dolores J. (Frye) Hays; and stepson, Larry Shenk, of Nebraska. He was preceded in death by two brothers, John and William Hays; and a sister, Betty Walthour. Arrangements by the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME, Youngwood.
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Himler Jr., Thomas A. 69

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1946-04-19
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Hartman-Graziano, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Thomas A. "Buzz" Himler Jr., 69, of Latrobe, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015, at his home. He was born April 19, 1946, in Derry Township, a son of the late Thomas Arthur Himler Sr. and Vivian J. (Marks) Himler. Prior to his retirement in January of this year, Tom was a dedicated attorney in the Latrobe area since 1971. In his private practice over the years he specialized in estate planning and real estate. He served as the solicitor for Derry Township for many years, was a former assistant District Attorney and was a member of the Westmoreland Bar Association. He faithfully set aside one evening a week to travel to Blairsville to help clients living in that area. In addition to his law career, Tom was a partner in the Latrobe Chevrolet Ford Dealership. He was a former board member of the Latrobe Area Chamber of Commerce and a former member of the Latrobe Rotary Club. An avid golfer, Tom made custom golf clubs for many friends and acquaintances. He also enjoyed skeet shooting, hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Miller; a niece, Susan Vaughan; and a sister-in-law, Marie Miller. He is survived by his wife of more than 43 years, Kathleen A. "Kay" (Guter) Himler; sister, Ruth Ann Jones and her husband, Russell; niece, Deana Krinock (Tim); nephew, David Jones (Sandy); niece, Rebecca Olson (Bob); three brothers-in-law, Walter Dean Miller, Ernest Guter (Irene) and Richard Guter (Ruth); and a nephew-in-law, Keith Vaughan. Respecting Tom's wishes, there will be no viewing or visitation and services will be private. The HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC. in Latrobe has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Derry Township Agricultural Fair, PO Box 261, New Derry, PA 15671 or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at www.jdrf.org. Online guestbook and condolences can be found at www.hartman-grazianofuneralhome.com.
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Hope, Christopher R. 28

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1986-06-14
  • Died: 2015-04-27
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Christopher Richard "Ricky" Hope, 28, of West Newton, died Monday, April 27, 2015, of an accidental drug overdose. He was born June 14, 1986, in McKeesport, a son of William D. Hope Jr. VMD and the late Carol Ann (Kime) Hope. Ricky was an advance degree pilot, graduating from Embry-Riddle Flight University and Elaine Heston Flight School; and was a passionate outdoorsman. In addition to his father, survivors include brothers and sisters, Rebecca Delia Hope Zajaczkowski and husband, Jozef, William D. Hope III and wife, Renee, Holly Ann Hope Yencha and husband, Jon, Scott Charles Hope and wife, Sarah, Jeannette Lailoni Hope Sasso and husband, Matt, Pierce E. Legeion and husband, Andy Nelson, and Ian S. Legeion; nieces, Gabrielle Hope Zajaczkowski, Emilia Carol Zajaczkowski, Carolann Sasso and Harris Augusta Hope. Friends were received this past Friday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton, where services followed. Interment followed in West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the West Newton Swimming Pool Authority, c/o Chelsea Babilya, 49 Thelma Lane, West Newton, PA 15089. www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Kazsimer, Barbara L. 71

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1943-08-19
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Barbara L. (Mitrick) Kazsimer, 71, of Irwin, died peacefully Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Canterbury Place in Pittsburgh. She was born Aug. 19, 1943, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Stephen and Elizabeth (Vanus) Mitrick. Barbara was an avid skier and was a member of the Mon Valley and Seven Springs Ski Club. Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Richard Kazismer; children, Kenneth R. Kazismer and his wife, Deborah, of Jeannette, and Melanie Kazismer, of Allentown; grandchildren, Matthew Kazismer and his wife, Kelly, and Isabella Scalzo; siblings, Paul Mitrick and his wife, Charlotte, of Florida, and Kathleen Mitrick, of California; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin. A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions be made to Westmoreland County Food Bank, 100 Devonshire Drive, Delmont, PA 15626. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Kertis, Charles A. 57

  • Rillton
  • Born: 1958-04-13
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Nickels, Herminie | Get Directions
  • Charles A. Kertis, 57, of Rillton, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born April 13, 1958, in Greensburg, son of Wilda (Trozzo) Kertis, of Rillton, and the late Joseph P. Kertis. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Paula HamYoung; and brother-in-law, Richard HamYoung. Chuck was currently working at his shop, Kertis Barber and Beauty Shop, in Rillton, for over the past 30 years. He was also owner of the former Kertis Cafe in Rillton, where he got to share his love for cooking. He was a member of St. Edward Church in Herminie. Chuck was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed watching Pittsburgh sports with his son. He loved spending time with his family. In addition to his mother, Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Mary Beth (Gillott) Kertis, and their son, Stephen P. Kertis; his brother, Joseph W. (Jeannie) Kertis, of Herminie; his sister, Marie (Robert) Fennell, of Richmond, Va.; two nieces, Chrissy and Mike and Janine; two nephews, Matthew and Brittany and Joseph; great-nephew, Logan; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Floyd and Anna Marie Gillott, of North Huntingdon. Chuck will be dearly missed by his family, many friends, customers and neighbors. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 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 Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township.
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Kunkle Jr., Clifford G. 62

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1952-07-25
  • Died: 2015-04-30
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Clifford G. "Buddy" Kunkle Jr., 62, of Greensburg, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015, in the UPMC Mercy, Pittsburgh. He was born July 25, 1952, in Greensburg, a son of the late Clifford and Deloris Long Kunkle. Clifford is survived by a son, Matthew "Travis" Kunkle, of Baltimore, Md.; a brother, Robert Kunkle, of Greensburg; a sister, Babe Minks, of Pasadena, Calif.; one niece; and several cousins. There will be no public visitation. Services were private. THE JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., Jeannette, were in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 700, Pittsburgh PA 15235.
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Lewis, Jean G. 84

  • Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1930-09-27
  • Died: 2015-05-06
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Jean G. Lewis, 84, of Belle Vernon, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in UPMC Mercy, Uptown. A daughter of the late Charles and Edna Rhodes Yachup, she was born in Jacobs Creek on Sept. 27, 1930. Formerly of Alexandria, Va., she had resided in Belle Vernon for the past 20 years. Jean was proud of her 36 combined years of service as a civilian employee of the Air Force on Capitol Hill and the Pentagon. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David "Dusty" and Marsha Lewis, of Belle Vernon; a brother, Max Yachup, of Smithton; and three grandchildren, Timothy Bullard, of Illinois, David Lewis and Bryanna (Franklin) Blackburn, both of Belle Vernon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ted Yachup. Friends will be received from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, 724-929-5300. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with Jean Ferguson officiating. Interment will be in Broad Creek Cemetery, Broad Creek, N.C. www.FergusonFuneralHomeAndCrematory.com.
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Mardell, Dorothy A. 85

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1929-10-28
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Dorothy A. "Dodie" (Hamilton) Mardell, 85, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Oct. 28, 1929, in Irwin, the daughter of the late Willard and Dorothy (Peters) Hamilton. Dorothy was a retired phone operator for Elliott Co. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James F. "Eddie" Mardell; and brothers, Willard "Bud," Samuel J., Jack and Ralph Hamilton. Surviving are her sons, Terry Mardell and his wife, Nancy, of Elizabeth Township, and Denny Mardell and his wife, Diane, of North Huntingdon. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Irwin Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial donations be made to Pet Friends, 409 Main St., Irwin, PA 15642. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Markofsky, Ann 90

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1924-10-03
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Ann Markofsky, 90, of West Newton, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015. She was born Oct. 3, 1924, in Smithton, a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Habjansky) Zolyak. Ann was a member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, West Newton, and loved to dance. She was previously employed by Switch and Signal in Swissvale. Surviving are a sister-in-law, Margaret Feero and husband, William; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clemens "Hubble" Markofsky; a sister, Mary Drak; and a brother, John Starko. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the J. WILLIAM MCCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in Holy Family Church. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Marshall, Joel O. 90

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1924-09-02
  • Died: 2015-05-06
  • Funeral Home: Frederick, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Joel Orner Marshall, 90, of Latrobe, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Barnes Place. Born Sept. 2, 1924, in Unity Township, he was a son of the late John J. and Margaret (McKlveen) Marshall. He was a retired plumber pipefitter with Local 354, Latrobe. A World War II veteran, he served in the Navy. He was a member of Loyalhanna Lodge No. 275 F and AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Pittsburgh, 32nd degree, American Legion and a retired life member of the Lloydsville Volunteer Fire Department. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alma G. (Cribbs) Marshall, in 2002; five brothers, Thomas, Donald, Eugene, Robert (who was killed in World War II) and Kenneth; and three sisters, Louise Markle, Grace Eckenrod and Cecil Bucci. He is survived by two sons, Thomas J. Marshall and his wife, Susan, of The Villages, Fla., and Robert E. Marshall, of Greensburg; six grandchildren, Robert T. Marshall, Brandie Dittman and her husband Kevin, Jay Marshall and his wife Heather, Amy Leonardi and her husband Nick, Bobby Marshall and Katie Marshall; and nine great-grandchildren, Cooper, Lilly, Brandy, Declan, Jack, Ryan, Makayla, Tristan and Ryleigh. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, at FREDERICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1543 Ligonier St., Latrobe, PA 15650. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, in the funeral home with the Rev. Bruce Gascoine officiating. Private interment will follow in Unity Cemetery, Latrobe. The combined funeral detail of local American Legion and VFW members will provide military honors at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Joel's name to the Latrobe Salvation Army, 1420 Ridge Ave., Latrobe, PA 15650. The family wishes to thank the devoted staff at Barnes Place for their kind and loving care of Joel. They would also like to thank Joel's special niece and loving caregiver, Susie Marshall.
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Mason, Connie 54

  • Greensburg , Formerly of Swissvale
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Connie Mason, 54, of Greensburg, formerly of Swissvale, died Sunday, May 3, 2015. She was the loving daughter of Grace Mason and the late James Mason; loving and devoted companion of Donald Lenz; dear sister of Mark Mason (Peggy), Ellen Derry (Philip), Timothy Mason, George Mason, Neil Mason (Anna) and Teresa Mason; and loving aunt of Brandy (Matt), Shannon, James (Carrie), Timothy, Lauren, Taylor and Justin. Connie was a longtime volunteer of Make-A-Wish Foundation. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Maurice Church. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Meneghini, Barbara A. 76

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1939-04-23
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Barbara A. Meneghini, 76, of Jeannette, died Monday, May 4, 2015, in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. She was born April 23, 1939, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Dominic and Josephine (Lowecey) Vieceli. Prior to retirement, she was employed for 34 years by the former Monsour Medical Center as a nursing supervisor. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Jeannette, where she served as a lector. She is survived by her husband, Tullio Meneghini; three sons, Richard Meneghini and his wife, Janine, of Jeannette, Michael Meneghini and his wife, Cherine, of Hampton, Va., and David Meneghini and his wife, Kathy, of Joppa, Md.; two grandchildren, Jonathan and Caitlin Meneghini; a great-grandson, Noah; two sisters, Charlotte Paoleschi, of Greensburg, and Audrey Parkman, of Rochester, N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Church with Father Paul Lisik as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. To send online condolences, visit www.mason-gelder.com.
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Muller, Fern C. 95

  • Penn Township , Formerly of Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Fern C. "Dick" Muller, 95, of Penn Township, formerly of Monroeville, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, just two weeks after her 95th birthday. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert G. Muller, in 1965; her parents, Paul R. and Henrietta (Cole) Dick; brother, Thomas Dick; and sister, Florence Boden. She is survived by sons, Robert and wife, Donna Muller, of Penn Township, with whom she lived with for 30 years, James and wife, Karen Muller, of Tampa, Fla.; and daughter, Kathy and husband, Willam Snavely, of Melbourne, Fla.; dear grandmother of Ryan (Dr. Melanie) Muller, Jason (Brandon) Muller, Denise (Nicholas) Guido, Gregory Snavely, Meredith (Christopher) Hogan and Kristen Snavely; and great-grandmother of Luca and Lilliana Guido, Landon Hogan and soon to be Baby Girl Muller. Friends were received Tuesday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC. (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL), corner of Beatty Road and 48 North, Monroeville, (412-856-4747), where a service was Wednesday. Interment followed at William Penn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or a charity of ones choice. www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Steiner, Bertha E. 92

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1922-07-24
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Bertha Elizabeth Steiner, 92, of the Mountain View area of Greensburg, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in the Excela Westmoreland Hospital. She was born July 24, 1922, in New Alexandria, and was the daughter of the late Mille and Marie Moore Cindrick. Bertha was the oldest living charter member of the Charter Oak Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert R. Steiner Sr., in 1991; and her son-in-law, Bill DeWeese, on Dec. 14, 2014. She is survived by her three children, Robert R. Steiner Jr. and wife, Mary, of Greensburg, Sallie DeWeese, of Elon, N.C., and Debbie Thompson, of Ligonier; and three grandchildren, Erin (Johan) Brockhuysen, Brian (Cortney) Steiner and Travis Thompson; one great-grandchild, Ellie Rose Steiner; and a brother, John (Marvis) Cindrick, of Bourne, Texas. A visitation for family and friends will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME followed by a funeral service with the Rev. Donald Hazel officiating. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1501 Reedsdale St., Suite 105, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Terence L. Graft, funeral director, entrusted with the arrangements. For online condolences and information, please visit www.kepplegraft.com.
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Stinson, Glenn E. 86

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1928-05-03
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: McCracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Glenn E. Stinson, 86, of Ligonier, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born May 3, 1928, in Ryan, Okla., a son of the late Romulus and Maude Bishop Stinson. His career in the railroad industry began in 1947 "digging ditches" for signaling systems on the Rock Island Railroad in Oklahoma. He quickly became a signal maintainer and was promoted to designing signaling systems for Rock Island in Chicago. In 1956, he started his 24-year career as an engineer with Union Switch and Signal in Swissvale. In 1969, he became marketing manager at US and S, then became sales and engineering manager. In September 1973, he was appointed vice-president and general manager of US and S. He left US and S in 1980 to become vice president and general manager of Illinois Central Group of the locomotive assembly plant in Paducah, Ky. He went on to be CEO at ICG's ABEX Railroad Products Group. And in July 1987, he led a management buyout of ABEX Rail from ICG and formed ABC Rail. He retired in 1991, when he sold ABC Rail to Kohlberg and Co. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and dear friends. He was an avid golfer with friends and family from Laurel Valley to Pebble Beach to Scotland. He was a devoted Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan. He was also a voracious reader of history, politics and biographies. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Lavina Granger Stinson; four sons, Glenn E. (Margaret) Stinson, of Jefferson, Mo., Gregory E. (Brenda) Stinson, of Los Angeles, Calif., George E. (Denise) Stinson, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Geoffrey E. (Laurie) Stinson, of Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren, Chris (Shannon) Rackers, Bradley (Jennifer) Stinson, Rachel (Wesley) Willis, Ashley and Alex Stinson; and four great-grandchildren, Gabriella, Caleb, Grayson and William. Services for Mr. Stinson were private and conducted by the Rev. Robert D. Cummings. Contributions, if desired, may be made in Glenn's memory to the charity of one's choice. The J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., Ligonier, is assisting the family. To sign the online guest book or to send a condolence to the family, please visit www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
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Stoddart, Barry C. 92

  • Delmont
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Barry C. Stoddart, 92, of Delmont, formerly of Trafford, died at home Tuesday, May 5, 2015. He was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Mary Catherine (Hauth) Stoddart; parents, Charles Stoddart and Helga Marie (Gustafson) Stoddart; brother, James O. Stoddart; and two sisters, Elizabeth Mullen and Doris Milne. He is survived by his six children, Robert C. Stoddart, William R. Stoddart (Ja Harper), Mary Louise Marino (David), Barry J. Stoddart (Mary Beth Weaver), Ann Marie Egan (Edward) and John U. Stoddart (Heidi Moore); 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. All the members of his large family loved and admired him. Barry was an Army veteran, having served in Africa and Europe during World War II. He was awarded a Bronze Star with an Oak Leaf Cluster and his division was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation. Barry was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a longtime parishioner of St. Regis Catholic Church, Trafford, and St. John Baptist de la Salle Catholic Church, Delmont. Barry loved to golf. He was an avid golfer, having been a member of the Monday and Thursday golf leagues at Cloverleaf Golf Course, Delmont, through his 90th birthday. 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). A funeral Mass for Barry will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. John Baptist de la Salle Catholic Church, 497 Athena Drive, Delmont, with Father Matthew Morelli, of St. Barbara Catholic Church, Harrison City, as celebrant. Everyone is asked to please meet at the church. Interment with full military honors accorded by Plum American Legion Post 980 will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Barry's memory may be made to the Leukemia Society. Please mail contributions to LLS, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202. Please write "B. Stoddart" on the check memo line. To send online expressions of sympathy, obtain grief support information or directions, please visit www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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West, Paul H. 80

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1934-09-07
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Paul H. West, 80, of Greensburg, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015. He was born Sept. 7, 1934, in Altoona, a son of the late Paul H. and Elva (Hutchason) West. Paul was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, former elder and past chairman of the property committee. Paul was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the Air Force. He was a member of the American Legion and belonged to the AFLA, Auto Fleet Leasing Association and also the National Rifle Association. Paul has been a grateful, sober, active member of the 12 step recovery movement since December 1990. Surviving is his loving wife, Nancy L. West; son, Robert West and wife, Dawn; daughter, Susan Richason and husband, Daniel; grandchildren, Courtney and Brandon Schultz, Louden, Noah and Gianna Richason. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Greensburg, with the Rev. Donna Havrisko officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1120 Harvey Ave, Greensburg, PA 15601. Terence L. Graft, funeral director, entrusted with the arrangements. For online condolences and information, please visit www.kepplegraft.com.
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Yates, Ruth A. 88

  • Formerly of Irwin
  • Born: 1927-03-20
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Ruth A. (Donnelly) Yates, 88, a resident of St. Anne Home, Greensburg, formerly of Irwin, died Monday, May 4, 2015, in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born March 20, 1927, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Patrick and Catherine (Keisling) Donnelly. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Yates; a son, Thomas "Tommy" Yates Jr.; three sisters, Eleanor Samery, Cecelia Wichelmann and Marie Tonkol; and a niece, Katherine Hazzlet. Surviving are nieces and nephews, Butch Wichelmann, of North Huntingdon, Liz Wichelmann, Ruth Ann Valimont and Rick Samery, all of Irwin, Terry Samery, of Herminie, Shirley Hoak, of Virginia, Diane Stecik, of West Virginia, and Sandy Leah, of Vandergrift; and several great-nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held at 9 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christine Burial celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in the Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Zack, Theresa

  • Lower Burrell
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Theresa Demosky Zack, of Lower Burrell, died Monday, May 4, 2015, in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. She was born in Arnold to the late Joseph and Stephana Demosky, and had been a lifelong resident of the local area. Mrs. Zack was a member of St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church, Lower Burrell, where she was very active with the church bazaar and was a past member of St. Mary of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington. She was a Red Cross nurse during World War II and enjoyed reading and spending time with her family. She is survived by her two daughters, Janet Riggs, of Fairfield, Ohio, and Karen (Arthur) Skelley, of New Kensington; and three grandchildren, Zack Roach, Ben (Emily) and Jon Riggs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Stanley R. Zack; and siblings, Annie Sekeras and Joseph, Victoria, Stephen and Leo Demosky. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, where Prayers of Transfer will be said at 10:30 a.m. Friday, followed by Christian Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Mary of Czestochowa Church. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Arnold. Memorials may be made to Peoples Library. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Zampogna, Barbara E. 44

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1970-09-05
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Barbara E. "Barb" Zampogna, 44, of Greensburg, went home to be with her Lord Friday, May 1, 2015. She was born Sept. 5, 1970, in Falls Church, Va. She had been employed by Excela Health Norwin Surgical Center. Barb loved to travel with her husband, Rodney F. "Rod" Zampogna Sr., and (as she would say) their gift from God, her "little man", Rodney F. "Roddy" Zampogna Jr., at home. She lived for and loved her family very much. There was nothing she wouldn't do for her "little man", Roddy. She was preceded in death by her father, William White Sr.; and her father and mother-in-law, Rinaldo and Josephine Zampogna. In addition to her husband and son, she is survived by her mother, Diane Temoshenko and her husband, John Sr., of Allison Park; stepdaughters, Gina Wolfe and husband, Chris, of High Point, N.C., and Jacquelyn "Jackie" Zampogna, of Jeannette; a son, Edmund Joseph Nuttall, serving with the Marine Core; a daughter, Suzanne Yockey and her husband, Mike; three grandchildren, Madison, Mackenzie and Noah; a sister, Terry McCorkle and husband, Chuck; a brother, Billy White and wife, Linda; and also survived by several nieces and nephews and extended family members. Friends will be received from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg, where a memorial service will begin at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Elba M. Ramos, of the Fathers Heart, officiating. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Zbrzeznj, Thedore 87

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1928-02-02
  • Died: 2015-05-06
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Theodore "Ted" Zbrzeznj, 87, of Jeannette, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Forbes Regional Hospital. He was born Feb. 2, 1928, in Greensburg, a son of the late Felix and Josephine (Dolengowski) Zbrzeznj. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 13 siblings. Prior to retirement, he worked as a superintendent and carpenter at Ross and Kennedy Corporation and also served in the Navy during World War II. He was an active member of Sacred Heart Church, Jeannette, where he sang in the choir, served on parish council and the Holy Name Society. In addition, he served as a past president of both the Lincoln Heights Lions Club and Polish Brotherhood of the White Eagle, Jeannette, was a 4th degree Knight and member of the Carpenters Union No. 2274. He was an avid Pirates and Steelers fan who loved to hunt, golf and bowl was also known for having an exceptional green thumb, polka dancing skillls and his beautiful voice singing with several polka bands. Ted had many beloved pets and will be remembered by all those who benefited from his kindness. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen (Shurick) Zbrzeznj, of Jeannette; daughter, Debra Zbrzeznj, of Fredricksburg, Va.; son, Thad Zbrzeznj and wife, Pam, of Erie; daughters, Christine Betterton, of Midlothian, Va., Linda McDonald and husband, Joe, of Largo, Fla., and Teresa Blanchard and husband, Troy, of Stafford, Va.; his loving grandchildren, Nick, Cameron, Cassidy, Chase and Jaired and great-granddaughter, Ava Lynn; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette. A funeral Mass will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Church with Father Joseph L. Sredzinski, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Jeannette Combined Veterans. To send online condolences, visit www.mason-gelder.com.
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Armstrong County

Doughty, Edward J. 74

  • Worthington
  • Born: 1940-05-24
  • Died: 2015-05-06
  • Funeral Home: Fox, Saxonburg | Get Directions
  • Edward J. Doughty, 74, of Worthington, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at his home. Born May 24, 1940, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Maurice E. Doughty and Mary M. (Palko) Doughty. Ed was an Army veteran. He worked as a truck driver. He was a member of the VFW. Ed enjoyed fishing, hunting and yard sales. Surviving are his stepsons, Don (Donna) Logan, of Florence, Ky., and Tim (Lori) Logan, of Worthington; his brothers, Charles J. Doughty, of Butler, and William J. (Mary Ann) Doughty, of Butler; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and two nieces. Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, at the FOX FUNERAL HOME INC., 410 W. Main St., Saxonburg. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jonathan Hill, officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Three Rivers Hospice, 1195 Jacks Run Road, North Versailles, PA 15137. www.foxfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Yockey Sr., Robert H. 99

  • Formerly of Kittanning
  • Born: 1916-03-03
  • Died: 2015-04-03
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  • Robert Harold Yockey Sr., M.D., 99, formerly of Kittanning, passed away peacefully Friday, April 3, 2015, in Modesto, Calif. He was known as a man of integrity, kindness and generosity. Born March 3, 1916, in Zelienople, Dr. Yockey was raised by parents, Mary and Harold Yockey, with brothers, John and George, now deceased. After graduating from high school in 1934, he attended the University of Pittsburgh, for an intensive academic program, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1939 and a Doctor of Medicine in 1940. Dr. Yockey married Florence Rice in 1942 and shared his life with her for 49 years, ending with her death in 1991. Together, they raised two sons, Robert Harold Yockey Jr. of Turlock, Calif., and Edward Mark Yockey, deceased. He subsequently married Jean Siler, of Atascadero, Calif., in 1994, and enjoyed 12 years of marriage before her passing in 2006. Dr. Yockey is survived by a son; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. During World War II, Dr. Yockey enlisted in the Medical Corps of the Army and served his country as a flight surgeon from 1942 to 1946 in campaigns over Italy, France and the Balkans. After being honorably discharged, Dr. Yockey moved to Kittanning and began a career of more than 50 years as an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon, Dr. Yockey loved to play golf, travel the world and spend time with his family. He served his church and community, in many capacities before retiring to Modesto in 1989 to be closer to his son. Dr. Yockey will be deeply missed by son, Robert and daughter-in-law, Jamie McCreary, of Turlock; family friend, Jerry Weedon, of Waterford; and his many friends in California and Pennsylvania. His loss is acutely felt by his three nieces and three nephews, who remember his kindness in their early years; and by his grandchildren, Rachelle Bowser, of Ford City, and Beth Trejo, Robert Yockey and Edward Mark Yockey, of Milwaukee, Wis. In retirement, Dr. Yockey was open and ready for everything, including spending a summer painting a porch with his daughter-in-law, traveling around California in tour-busses and leading water aerobics at the age of 96. He shared his gentle humor with his friends and family and was fascinated by history and science. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Grace Presbyterian Church in Kittanning. He will be laid to rest at Lawn Haven Burial Estates in Worthington alongside his wife, Florence, and son, Edward Mark. The family requests that donations in his name be made to Habitat to Humanity, in lieu of flowers.
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Fayette County

Clark, Patricia M. 60

  • Vanderbilt
  • Born: 1955-03-07
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Patricia M. Clark, 60, of Vanderbilt, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at her home. She was born March 7, 1955, in Uniontown, a daughter of the late Clarence and Catherine Morris Nutt. Mrs. Clark had formerly worked at the Sony plant in New Stanton. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Clark, of Vanderbilt, Diane Clark and Lisa Clark, both of West Virginia; her grandchildren, Brittany and Brandon Smitley, Sabrina Clark, Fred Hall IV, Maggie Hall and James, Zarra, Amber and Destiny Burr; her brothers, Glenn Nutt, of Ohio, Dale Nutt, of Uniontown, Jerry Nutt, of Texas, and Richard Nutt, of Ohio; and her sisters, Catherine Russman, of Uniontown, and Irene Bennett, of New Jersey. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Charles D. Clark, in 2004. As per the wishes of the family, there will be no public viewing or services. Arrangements are under the direction of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Krempasky, Daniel A. 88

  • Washington Township
  • Died: 2015-05-06
  • Funeral Home: Parzynski Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Daniel A. Krempasky, 88, of Belle Vernon, Washington Township, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the PARZYNSKI FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATIONS, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, 724-929-6183. A complete obituary will be in the Friday edition of The Valley Independent. Condolences accepted at the funeral home's website, www.parzynskifuneralhome.com.
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Lewis, Jean G. 84

  • Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1930-09-27
  • Died: 2015-05-06
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Jean G. Lewis, 84, of Belle Vernon, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in UPMC Mercy Hospital. A daughter of the late Charles and Edna Rhodes Yachup, she was born in Jacobs Creek on Sept. 27, 1930. Formerly of Alexandria, Va., she had resided in Belle Vernon for the past 20 years. Jean was proud of her 36 combined years of service as a civilian employee of the U.S. Air Force on Capitol Hill and the Pentagon. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, David "Dusty" and Marsha Lewis of Belle Vernon; one brother, Max Yachup of Smithton; and three grandchildren, Timothy Bullard of Ill., David Lewis and Bryanna (Franklin) Blackburn, both of Belle Vernon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ted Yachup. Friends will be received 5 to 9 p.m. Friday in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, 724-929-5300, www.FergusonFuneralHomeAndCrematory.com. Funeral services will be in the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday with Jean Ferguson officiating. Interment will be in Broad Creek Cemetery, Broad Creek, N.C.
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Washington County

Smalley, Catherine A. 56

  • Monongahela
  • Born: 1959-02-28
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Marra Funeral Home, Monongahela | Get Directions
  • Catherine Ann Smalley, 56, of Monongahela, died Monday, May 4, 2015, in her home. She was born Feb. 28, 1959, in Seoul, Korea, she was the adopted daughter of Ruth (Erne) Pugh of Monongahela and the late Charles Pugh Sr. Catherine was a resident of Bradenton, Fla., for 30 years before moving to Monongahela in July of 2013. She had been employed in the food service industry most of her adult life. She enjoyed volunteering her free time at the City Mission in Washington, Pa. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sister, Jackie and husband, Dean Ingram, of Monongahela; and a brother, Chuck Pugh and wife, LeAnn Pugh, of Red Lion, Pa.; a niece, Brooke (Tim) Sanville of Drexel Hill, Pa.; two nephews, Drake Pugh of Manchester, Pa., and Caedynn Pugh of Red Lion; and a stepnephew, Trent Newcomer of Red Lion; and her beloved cat, Christie. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lynn Smalley; and her grandmothers and grandfathers. Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service at the First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main St., Monongahela, on Saturday, May 9, 2015, beginning at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Alan J. Morrison officiating. The MARSHALL MARRA FUNERAL HOME, 216 Chess St., Monongahela is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the City Mission, 84 West Wheeling St., Washington, PA 15301 or online at citymission.org. Online condolences can be made at marshallmarrafuneralhome.com.
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Wilbraham, Sara J. 95

  • McDonald
  • Born: 1919-10-23
  • Died: 2015-05-06
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Sara Jean Wilbraham, 95, of McDonald, formerly of Deland, Fla., and Perryopolis, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in St. Clair Hospital. A daughter of the late Samuel E. and Alma Gertrude Paulson West, she was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, on Oct. 23, 1919. Sara had been a dietician at the former Charleroi-Monessen Hospital for 15 years, retiring in 1976. Survivors include two daughters, Helen Jean Griffith, with whom she made her home in McDonald and Naomi Faye Bradish of Connellsville; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Elaine Wilbraham of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; one sister, Dorothy Drusilla Williams of Perryopolis; two brothers, Raymond James West of Uniontown and David Lee West of Marion, Mich.; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Howard Wilbraham in 1985; five brothers, Paul, Oliver, Charles, Robert - in World War II, and Howard "Red" West; and a grandson, Jess Allen Bradish in 1998. Friends will be received 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., Belle Vernon, www.FergusonFuneralHomeAndCrematory.com, 724-929-5300. Funeral services will be in the funeral home at noon Saturday with her nephew, Pastor Sam West officiating. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery.
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Bocian, April T. 17

  • Liberty Township
  • Born: 1998-04-28
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Cunningham, Grove City | Get Directions
  • April T. Bocian, 17, a resident of Liberty Township, Grove City, passed away suddenly Tuesday, May 5, 2015. April was born April 28, 1998, in Pittsburgh, to Timothy C. and Amy P. Rodgers Bocian. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Slippery Rock. April was currently an 11th grade student at Kennedy Catholic High School, Hermitage. She was a three-year member of the Kennedy Catholic Girl's Basketball Team and SMAC AAU Basketball Travel League. April enjoyed photography and the ocean. Survivors include her parents, Tim and Amy Bocian, of Grove City; and three sisters, Kacie Dapice, of Pittsburgh, Blake Bocian and Corie Bocian, both of Grove City. Several aunts, uncles and other extended relatives survive. April was preceded in death by her grandparents. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Friday, May 8, 2015, at CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME INC., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, in the Church of the Beloved Disciple, 1310 S. Center St., Grove City. If you prefer to send a donation, memorials may be made in April's memory to American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, 120 Wall St. 29th Fl., New York, NY 10005 or www.afsp.org.
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Ciecierski, Marcella J. 84

  • Carlisle
  • Born: 1930-10-27
  • Died: 2015-04-29
  • Funeral Home: Hollinger, Mt Holly Springs | Get Directions
  • Marcella J. Ciecierski, 84, of Carlisle, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Cumberland County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born Oct. 27, 1930, in Natrona, to the late Alexander and Victoria Kalcienski Rozewski Mozelewski, she was the widow of Alexander J. Ciecierski, who passed away Sept. 5, 1975. Marcella worked for the Cumberland County Nursing Home and Dr. Mark Pinker, of Carlisle. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary. Marcella is survived by three sons, Alexander J. (Sandy) Ciecierski, of Severna Park, Md., and Mark A. (Vicki) Ciecierski and Dennis (Rhonda) Ciecierski, both of Carlisle; a daughter, Donna L. (Tim) Brobst, of Carlisle; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Richard Mozelewski, of Norfolk, Va., Ralph Mozelewski, of Arnold, and Sylvester Mozelewski, of West Natrona; and a sister, Irene Supanic, of Vandergrift. Private services will be held in her church, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by HOLLINGER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, Mt. Holly Springs. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her church, St. Patrick Shrine Church, 152 East Pomfret St., Carlisle, PA 17013. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.hollingerfuneralhome.com.
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Drab, Elizabeth A. 92

  • North East
  • Born: 1922-10-21
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Elkin, North East | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth Ann "Libby" (Ash) Drab, 92, of North East, died Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Ball Pavilion. She was born Oct. 21, 1922, in Springdale, to the late Samuel Laird and Fannie Belle Myers Ash. Elizabeth was a member of St. Gregory Church, where she was involved in the RCIA Program, Women's Auxiliary, and Wonder Workers. She was also a supporter of the Redemptorist Order and member of the North East American Legion Auxiliary Post 105. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry J. Drab (Jan. 7, 1990). Elizabeth is survived by her sons, Dennis L. Drab, David F. Drab, and Daniel J. Drab; daughters-in-law, Sandra, Leah and Bonnie; Joanne Prichard; grandchildren, Amy, Jason, Gregory, Justin, Joshua, Matthew, Jamison, Bethany and Douglas; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and "Libby's Girls" from St. Gregory Church. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and noon to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the WILLIAM D. ELKIN FUNERAL HOME, 65 S. Lake St., North East, where prayer service will be held at 12:30 p.m., followed by a funeral Mass at 1 p.m. at St. Gregory Church. Interment will be in North East Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Gregory Wonder Workers, 136 West Main St., North East, PA 16428. Please send condolences to www.elkinfh.com.
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Forte, Daniel 26

  • Struthers, Ohio , Formerly of Ligonier
  • Born: 1988-05-19
  • Died: 2015-04-28
  • Funeral Home: Jaycox-Jaworski, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Daniel (Bartko) Forte, 26, of Struthers, Ohio, formerly of Ligonier, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at his residence. Daniel was born May 19, 1988, in Pittsburgh. He resided in Struthers, Ohio, where he was a caregiver for the elderly. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Anthony Forte; and his grandmother, Charlene Forte. Daniel is the beloved son of Deborah Forte, of Ligonier; loving brother of McGee (Geoffrey) Wills, of New Stanton, and Gabrielle Norelli, of Latrobe. He is the loving uncle of Gionna, Maddox, Melana, Maicey and Adrian. He is the nephew of Dave and Jan Forte, of Florida. Daniel was loved by many cousins and his dearest friend, Nina. Daniel was given the gift of humor and a wonderful ability to make people smile. To be around Daniel was always a pleasure. Daniel will be deeply missed by all his family and friends. We will feel his presence always, until we are together again. Daniel is now absent from the body, present with the Lord. Friends were received Sunday at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132, where a blessing service was held Monday with the Rev. Michael J. Maranowski, officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
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Henry, Geraldine E. 74

  • Rew , Formerly of Butler
  • Born: 1940-06-28
  • Died: 2015-04-29
  • Funeral Home: Mascho, Bradford | Get Directions
  • Geraldine E. Henry, 74, of Rew, formerly of Butler, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at the Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center. She was born June 28, 1940, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Stephen and Sarah Keough Reeves. She was a 1958 graduate of the Jeannette High School, Jeannette. On Aug. 24, 1963, in the former St. Barbara Catholic Church, Claridge, she married Herbert F. Henry Jr., who survives. She was employed as the dietary manager for the Fair Winds Manor, Sarver, until her retirement in 1996. She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Cabot. She was a former member of a bowling league in Natrona Heights and a past den mother for the Cub Scouts. She enjoyed sitting and watching the wildlife in her backyard and she loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. In addition to her husband of 51 years, Herbert Henry Jr., of Rew, she is also survived by two sons, Michael P. Henry, of Bradford, and Brian S. (Colette) Henry, of Smethport; two grandsons, Bryce Henry and Dominic Henry, both of Smethport; four granddaughters, Courtney Henry, of Bradford, Brianna Henry, of Smethport, Mikayla Henry, of Bradford, and Alexis Henry, of Smethport; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one daughter, Shari Lynn Henry; one brother, John Paul Reeves; two sisters, Carena McGrath and Patricia Sanders; one niece, Kay McGrath; and one nephew, Ross Marusak. Visitation was held this past Monday, May 4, 2015, at the MASCHO FUNERAL HOME INC., Bradford. Funeral services were held this past Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Brad Preston, pastor of Sawyer Evangelical Church, Bradford, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory can be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home Inc., Bradford. Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.
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Howell, Michael J. 67

  • Tamarac, Fla. , Formerly of North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1947-10-25
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Michael J. Howell, 67, of Tamarac, Fla., formerly of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Florida. He was born Oct. 25, 1947, in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late George E. Sr. and Mary Elizabeth (Sullivan) Howell. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a construction manager for Hovnanian of Florida. Mike also was at one time the owner of Howell Contracting of North Huntingdon. He was a veteran of the Army Reserves. Mike was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose 236 of Irwin and the Loyal Order of Moose of Tamarac, Fla., and the Manor American Legion and the Margate Legion in Florida. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Patrick Howell; and his dear companion, Judy Husbands Laursen. Surviving are a son, Michael (longtime companion, Marisa Carlson) Howell Jr., of Greensburg; seven brothers and sisters, James (Rachel) Howell, of California, Nancie Warnick, of North Huntingdon, George Howell Jr., of Wisconsin, Marianne (Frank) Novak, of Greensburg, Betsie (Bob) Shea, of Irwin, Jayne (companion, Karen Casey) Howell, of Pittsburgh, and Peter (Lynn) Howell, of Greensburg; and several nieces and nephews. Friends were received Friday at the OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin. A funeral service was held Saturday in the funeral home chapel. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Longnecker, Garmon W. Sr. 89

  • Born: 1925-09-21
  • Died: 2015-04-22
  • Funeral Home: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, Fla. | Get Directions
  • A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 27, 2015, at Whispering Pines Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Trinkle officiating. The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015, at STEPHENSON NELSON FUNERAL HOME, Sebring, Fla. Burial was held Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Fla. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made to Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.
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Reese Jr., Charles D. 85

  • Savannah, Ga.
  • Born: 1930-01-13
  • Died: 2015-04-30
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  • Charles David Reese Jr. died peacefully Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Hospice House in Savannah, Ga. Charlie was born Jan. 13, 1930, in Barbourville, Ky., the only child of Violet H. and Charles D. Reese. In 1936 the family moved to Louisville, Ky., where Charlie was raised. He graduated from Male High School. During those years, he played the coronet and started a popular dance band. Charlie graduated from the School of Speech at Northwestern University where he was a member of the varsity fencing team, ROTC and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He served as Second Lieutenant in the Air Force as an air traffic controller in Morocco and while living there, fenced on the United States team in the 1955 World Championship in Rome. After returning home, Charlie lived in Hudson, Ohio, where he and his first wife, Eleanor Bailey Reese, had three daughters, Elizabeth, Sarah and Julia. In 1965, he moved with his family to Pittsburgh where he eventually started two companies. First in 1971, Reese Associates, an executive search firm and later TOQ Ski Products, born from his love of the sport. In 1977, Charlie married Alison Elizabeth Rich. That same year they bought their first time-share at Plantation Club in Sea Pines. Charlie planned to use it once or twice and then trade for exotic ski resorts. That didn't happen. The Reese's fell in love with the island and vacationed on Hilton Head, S.C., for 22 years, finally moving in 1998, where they lived in Hilton Head Plantation for 15 years. During his retirement, Charlie established the Hilton Head Alumni Association of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Starting with only a handful of names and a phone, over a period of 16 years, he built an alumni group of more than 50 members, men of all ages from undergraduate to one member in his 90's. More than 20 colleges and universities are represented. The Association fosters alumni fellowship and friendship while assisting active chapters in their development. It is affiliated with the SAE Alumni Associations in Jacksonville, Fla., Georgia Southern University in Statesboro and the College of Charleston. In 2007, the national office of the fraternity presented Charlie with an award for his continued leadership, dedication and loyal service. Charlie is survived by Alison, his wife of 38 years; his daughters, Elizabeth Reese Eifler, of New Canaan, Conn., Sarah Eleanor Reese, of Bryn Mawr, and Julia Reese Hill; his stepdaughter, Suzanne Westlake (Jeffery), of Gaithersburg, Md.; his grandsons, Reese, Morgan (Allegra), Wesley, Harry Eifler and Jeffery Westlake. He is also survived by his aunt, Patricia Mellor (William), of Fort Myers, Fla. A reception will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Spring Lake Pavilion in Hilton Head Plantation. For further information, see www.theIslandfuneralhome.com. Memorial donations may be made in Charles's name to Hospice Savannah Foundation, Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416, or the SAE Foundation, Contact Jason Andrick: 847-513-2378. Arrangements by The Island Funeral Home and Crematory. www.theislandfuneralhome.com.
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Stack, Richard E. 80

  • Port Orange, Fla. , Formerly of North Hills
  • Died: 2015-04-16
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  • Richard Edward "Dick" Stack, 80, of Port Orange, Fla., formerly of North Hills, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 16, 2015. Dick was the beloved husband for 38 years of Judith (Walliser) Stack. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Andrew Jr. and Harry; also stepdaughter, Mary Beth Finley; and daughter-in-law, Nancy Stack (Richard Jr.). In addition to his wife, Judith, he is survived by his sister, Florence E. Ackerman; his loving children, Cathy Yankello (Rick), Barbara Oberlander (Richard), Debra Kedzuf (Joseph), Richard Stack Jr. (Gretchen) and Brenda Stack; as well as stepchildren, Robert Finley (Gena), Mark Randolph and Susan Randolph Dow (Jay); 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 11, 2015 at Faith Church, 4700 Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange, FL 32129. Memorials may be made to Christ for the City International at www.cfci.org in memory of Richard Stack. Condolences can also be sent to www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com/book-of-memories/2113951/Stack-Richard/obituary.php.
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