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Allegheny County

Borgan, Ethel June M.

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2014-12-16
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Ethel M. "June" (Barna) Borgan, of Munhall, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late James J. Borgan; mother of James J. (Sandy) Borgan, Joseph A. Borgan, Jacqueline E. (James) Palmieri and Jennifer (Regis) Robson; sister of Edward Barna, Robert Barna and the late John Barna; grandmother of Mindy, Jamie, Tracy, Mark, Ann, Derek, Julie Ann and Rege; also survived by four great-grandchildren. Ethel was a retired steel worker from U. S. Steel and a retired crossing guard for Munhall Borough and St. Therese Church. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Therese Church, Munhall. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to St. Therese Church in Ethel's memory. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Brickett, Mildred F. 98

  • Lawrenceville
  • Died: 2014-12-17
  • Funeral Home: Zalewski, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Mildred Frances (Gottschalk) Brickett, 98, of Lawrenceville, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph "Pal" Gottschalk and Paul Brickett; loving mother of Vera Colasant, of Florida, the late Thomas J. (surviving wife Roseanne) Gottschalk, Kenneth Gottschalk and Robert (surviving wife Joann) Gottschalk; stepmother of Carolyn Willen; grandmother of the late Thomas (surviving wife Joann) Gottschalk and Robert (surviving wife Becky) Errett; also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Family and friends will be received 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 216 44th St., Lawrenceville. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Angels Parish, St. Augustine Church. http://www.zalewskifuneralhome.com.
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Cagnacci, Dolores 90

  • North Braddock
  • Died: 2014-12-15
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Dolores Cagnacci, 90, of North Braddock, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. She was the beloved mother of Louis Cagnacci, of North Braddock; and sister of Angelo (Goldie) Cagnacci, of Wall, Barbara Holcum, of Braddock Hills, the late David Cagnacci and the late Mary Huber. Friends will be welcome from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a blessing service will follow at 7 p.m.
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Cook, Paula 68

  • Marshall Township
  • Died: 2014-12-16
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Sewickley | Get Directions
  • Paula (Marcoly) Cook, 68, of Marshall Township, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. She was the beloved daughter of the late James and Katherine (Babic) Marcoly; loving mother of John M. "Jamie" Cook and his wife, Debby, of Arlington, Va.; dear grandmother of Kostya E. Cook, of Arlington; beloved sister of Mary Jo (the late Dr. Joseph) Micucci, of McCandless and the late James Marcoly; aunt of Dana (Mieshiel) Micucci, Bryan Micucci, Jay (Ricki) Miccuci, Andy (Amy) Cook and Candice Cook; and great-aunt of Madison, Sydney, Keaton, Cruz, Fontana, Max, Jack and Drew. A truly beautiful woman, Paula made sure to have fun all the time, was tremendously caring, tough when she needed to be, very proud, endlessly loving and lit up at the mention of her dear grandson, Kostya, who was her light and spirit. She was a longtime employee with West Penn Financial, an annual theatre subscriber and lover of the arts, loved baking, flowers, being with family and friends and will be missed by so many. Family will welcome friends 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at SCHELLHAAS and SONS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 1600 Stone Mansion Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143, Franklin Park. Blessing services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Donations may be made to Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, http://www.aamds.org. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Kassep, Hilda J. 85

  • Mount Washington
  • Died: 2014-12-12
  • Funeral Home: Brusco-Falvo, Mt. Washington | Get Directions
  • Hilda J. (de Armas) Kassep, 85, of Mt. Washington, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter Kassep; loving mother of Yvonne Sherman, Berna Cristi, Peter Kassep Jr. and Frank Kassep; devoted grandmother of Michael (Kristen) and Ashley Kassep, Katie and Jonathan Sommerer and Erica Cristi; caring mother-in-law of Gwen Kassep, Rich Cristi and Michael Sherman; cherished sister of Edelmira Fernandez de Armas, in Cuba, and the late Humberto de Armas; and dear friend of Elsa in Chicago, Ill. Services and Interment will be private. Arrangements are by the BRUSCO-FALVO FUNERAL HOME INC., 214 Virginia Ave., Mt. Washington, 412 381-2323. http://www.bruscofalvo.com.
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Kulbacki, Charlotte 74

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2014-12-12
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Charlotte Kulbacki, 74, of Shaler Township, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. She was the wife of Robert J. Kulbacki; mother of Robert (Diana), Joseph and Timothy (Heidi) Kulbacki and Christine (Neil) Sabatini; grandmother of Amanda, Samantha, Stephanie, Nicole, Daltan, Allison and Bruno; and great-grandmother of Jobe, Ashlynn and the late Felicia. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Polish Hill. Please visit us at http://www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Langenberg, Marguerite C. 91

  • Upper St. Clair
  • Born: 1923-04-23
  • Died: 2014-12-16
  • Funeral Home: Beinhauer, McMurray | Get Directions
  • Marguerite C. "Peggy" Langenberg, 91, of Upper St. Clair, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. She was born May 23, 1923, in Hagerstown, Md., a daughter of the late Donald Cardone and Lena P. Cardone. She is survived by her loving husband, Frederick C. Langenberg; sister, Betty Filipps, of Tulsa, Okla.; nieces, Valerie Holt and Melinda Singleton, of Tulsa; and nephew, Donald Filipps, of Tulsa. She was the loving stepmother to Rick Langenberg and Susan Brainer and loving stepgrandmother to Laura Jane, Dan and Andrew Brainer. Peggy Langenberg graduated from the Pennsylvania Business College, and began working at Jessop Steel Co., Washington, Pa. She became the highest ranked secretary in the company, working with the president for five years. She then moved to Washington, D.C., and was executive assistant to the president of the American Iron and Steel Institute. She next moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1979, and was executive secretary to the chairman of Interlake Corp., a Fortune 500 company. She returned to Pittsburgh in 1990 and helped found the Langand Corp., a Subchapter S Corporation. She and her husband were loyal to Pennsylvania State University, where she was a life member of the Alumni Association and a member of the Mount Nittany Society. Peggy Langenberg was a president of the Washington, Pa., branch of the National Secretaries Association. She was a member of the St. Clair Country Club, Chicago Golf Club and Belleair Country Club in Florida. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS. Friends and family are welcome from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-941-3211, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Interment in Forest Lawn Gardens. Please add or view tributes at http://www.beinhauer.com.
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Martin Jr., Ivan W. 88

  • Formerly of Mt. Lebanon
  • Born: 1926-09-06
  • Died: 2014-12-16
  • Funeral Home: Cremation, Mcmurray | Get Directions
  • Ivan William Martin Jr., 88, formerly of Mt. Lebanon, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Born Sept. 6, 1926, in Morgantown, W. Va., he was the son of the late Ivan William Sr. and Lucinda Martin. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jean Ann (Warden) Martin; and one sister, Doris Adele Smith. He was the loving father of Diane (Harry) Snyder and William (Lorie) Martin; cherished grandfather of Shauna (Brian) Bodamer, Adam (Brenna) Snyder and Max and Michael Martin; adoring great-grandfather of Grant and Drew Bodamer; and beloved uncle of Clete (Kathy) Smith. He graduated from West Virginia University in 1949 and had a long time devotion to the West Virginia Mountaineers. He served in the Army from 1945-46. He was employed by the Commercial Credit Corporation, where he rose to position of president, from 1952 until his retirement in 1988. He will be remembered for his unwavering love and devotion to his family, the endless hours he spent with his precious grandchildren, his sense of humor and his love of the WVU Mountaineers and Pittsburgh Pirates. He will be missed dearly by his children and grandchildren and all of those whose lives he touched over the years. A gathering of loved ones and friends will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, followed by a memorial service at CREMATION and FUNERAL CARE, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546. A private interment will be held at the National Cemetery of The Alleghenies in Allegheny County. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243. Please view and sign the family's online guestbook at http://www.cremationfuneralcare.com.
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Shiff, Nancy A. 84

  • Scott Township
  • Died: 2014-12-14
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Nancy Ann (Snowden) Shiff, 84, of Scott Township, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Nancy was the beloved wife for 54 years of Ted Shiff. Surviving are three children and 11 grandchildren. She always was a teacher, beginning with kindergarten and then led the visually handicapped program in Beaver Valley. Later, she taught in our church and community bible classes, plus leading our family and other families in any way possible. She always offered to help anyone at any time. Mom, grandma, Nancy, aunt - Thank you! If we were to write about your life and all its goodness, this entire newspaper would be filled with stories of you and its other contents would pale in significance. You not only taught love (1 Cor 13:4-8) you put it on full display with your life. Nothing is more important to God (Matthew 22:36-40) so thank you for leaving us with that lasting legacy. You are already deeply missed by countless many, but for us who know the truth we say the reunion is going to be sweeeet! Enjoy your first real Christmas and the best present you could ever receive - eternal life (Romans 6:23). Family and friends will be received at 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. A celebrate life (no. 2) remembrance time will be held beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday in Mt. Lebanon Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Visitation will continue 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Laughlin's. Interment will be Monday in Jefferson Memorial Park. A memorial service will be held in January in Mt. Lebanon Evangelical Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Lebanon Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 255 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216 or to cancer research.
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Skiffington, Daniel A. 17

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-12-15
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Daniel A. Skiffington, 17, of Ross Township, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. He was the beloved son of Vincent II and Sharon (Wagurak) Skiffington; loving brother of Renee L. (Robert) Krebs and Brandi D. Skiffington; beloved grandson of Mary Lou Skiffington and the late Vincent Skiffington Sr., and Ethel Wagurak and the late Alexander Wagurak; loving nephew of Kathleen (David) Wire, Douglas (Paula) Wagurak, and Janae (Michael) Nail; and also survived by many cousins. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, Ross Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Sebastian Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help cover funeral costs; go to: youcaring.com and search for Daniel A. Skiffington.
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Snyder, Helen 81

  • Crafton , Formerly of Bristol
  • Born: 1933-04-28
  • Died: 2014-12-12
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Helen Fessick Snyder, 81, of Crafton, formerly of Bristol, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. She was born April 28, 1933, in McAdoo, daughter of the late Nicholas and Anna Czernianski Fessick. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert T. Snyder; a son, Theodore C. Snyder; two brothers, Nicholas and John Fessick; and a sister, Dorothy Fessick. Helen is survived by three sons, Robert J. (Janet) Snyder, of Langhorne, Mark (Mary) Snyder, of Murrysville, and Daniel Snyder, of Yardley; 10 grandchildren, Catherine, Eric, Christopher, Nicholas, Joscelyn, Helena, Maura, Haley, Morgan and Kyra; and a brother, Joseph (Betty) Fessick, of New Jersey. A private blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. Interment will be private. http://www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Westmoreland County

Barcellino, Elizabeth L. 51

  • Penn Township
  • Born: 1963-07-26
  • Died: 2014-12-14
  • Funeral Home: Knee, Plum | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth Ann Barcellino, 51, of Penn Township, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, with loved ones by her side, under the care of Forbes Hospice. Born July 26, 1963, in Pittsburgh, Elizabeth devoted her life to her family. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her loving husband, Jeffrey Barcellino, whom she married May 22, 1981. They had two devoted daughters: Christina, married to Timothy O'Neil, and Karrie, married to Joshua Weinman. Elizabeth had four granddaughters, Arabella, Vada, Gabriella and Kinley. She is also survived by her parents, Adam and Hilda McMeekin; and her siblings, Lisa Cusato, Thomas and Lori McMeekin, Jennifer and Brandan Valore. In loving memory, her late brother: Eric McMeekin. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service which will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Unity Church, 215 Unity Center Road, Plum, PA 15239. Arrangements by MAURICE L. KNEE LTD. FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers,memorial contributions are suggested to Forbes Hospice in Elizabeth Barcellino's name. Please go to Forbes Health Foundationto place a donation: http://www.ahn.org/ways-to-give/forbes-health-foundation/giving-forbes-hospice. We'd like to thank the amazing staff at Forbes Hospice for their wonderful care.
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Fassinger, Josephine R. 93

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1921-11-26
  • Died: 2014-12-16
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Josephine R. Lopatowski Fassinger, 93, of Scottdale, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township, Greensburg. She was born Nov. 26, 1921, in Braddock, a daughter of the late Emil and Catherine Duniec Lopatowski. Josephine was a devout Catholic and a longtime member of the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, and also continued to attend the 8 a.m. Sunday Mass at the Manor with her son, David. She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother to her family. Josephine is gone from our lives, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her: her three loving children, John E. Fassinger and wife, Charlesia, of Cranberry Township, Rita A. D'Innocenzo and husband, Donald, of Eaton, Colo., and David A. Fassinger, of Scottdale, with whom she previously resided; her five loving grandchildren, David R. Fassinger and wife, Julie, of Upper St. Clair, Nicole Lynn Fassinger Brito and husband, Alex, of Monroeville, Erin Fassinger, of Cranberry Township, Emil D'Innocenzo and wife, Hannah, of Norfolk, Va., and Anna Marie D'Innocenzo Link and husband, Marty, of Baltimore, Md.; her five great-grandchildren and a great-grandchild to be born in February. In addition to her parents, Josephine was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, John Joseph Fassinger (Nov. 28, 2011); two sisters, Mary Ann O'Shea (Nov. 29, 1994) and Ann Gibson. Josephine's family will greet friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. Prayers of transfer will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by her funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, with her pastor, the Rev. Andrew M. Kawecki, as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in St. John Parish Cemetery, Scottdale. St. John's Ministry of Consolation will recite prayers at 1:45 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send condolences, flowers or to obtain directions, please visit http://www.kapr.com.
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Gosciejew, Helen J. 87

  • Lower Burrell
  • Died: 2014-12-17
  • Funeral Home: Walker, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • Helen J. Gosciejew, 87, of the Kinloch section of Lower Burrell, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. She was born Aug. 2, 1927, in Lilly, Cambria County, to the late Steven and Mary Nodge Uveges, and was a longtime resident of Lower Burrell. Helen was a homemaker and enjoyed crafts, gardening and bowling for the William Penn Society. She was a life member of the Kinloch Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the Ladies of the Moose, the William Penn Association and the Hungarian Reform Church. Mrs. Gosciejew made candy for Herman's Nut Shop and worked part-time at West Penn Hat and Cap and the Normandy Grill. Surviving are her children, Deanne "Diane" (Anthony) Thomas, of Brackenridge, Nancy (Peter) Mohr, of Washington Township, and Jeffery Gosciejew and his companion, Lisa Illinsky, of Springdale; daughter-in-law, JoAnn Gosciejew, of Delaware; grandchildren, Melissa, Peter "PJ", Christopher, Katie and Zak; great-grandchildren, Dylan and Audrina; and her sister, Mary Antoniono, of Leechburg. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Borys Gosciejew; son, Boris "Bo" Gosciejew; granddaughter, Jessica Gosciejew; daughter-in-law, Diana Gosciejew; and her brothers, Steve and Alex Uveges; and her sister, Irene Johnson. Viewing will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where a service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. To leave an online condolence, visit http://www.rossgwalker.com.
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Messich, Mary J. 84

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1930-03-28
  • Died: 2014-12-17
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Mary Jean Messich, 84, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. She was born March 28, 1930, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Charles and Bernadette (Gerard) Meyer. She was Catholic by faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas G. Messich; and a sister, Florence Stinson. She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Smail and her husband, Thomas, and Judith Messich, all of Greensburg; two grandchildren, Tyler and Hannah Smail; a brother, Joseph Meyer and his wife, Carol, of Ligonier; and a brother-in-law, Kenneth "Skip" Stinson. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg, where a funeral liturgy will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the St. Clair Cemetery. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Wolford, Kay L. 64

  • Bolivar
  • Born: 1950-04-19
  • Died: 2014-12-06
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson, Blairsville | Get Directions
  • Kay L. Wolford, 64, of Bolivar, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born April 19, 1950, to Merle and Kathryn (Milliron) Long. Kay loved spending time with her family, loved ones and also her dog, Angel, who will sadly miss her. She is survived by her daughters, Jamie Kirkland and fiance, A.J. Yonek, of Lower Burrell, Melissa Hlebechik and husband, Nate, of Seabeck, Wash., and Jessica Hantz and husband, TJ, of Latrobe; son, Michael Prymak and Many Orvosh, of Rochester Mills; longtime companion, Tony Diana, of Bolivar; grandchildren, Ashley, Jacey, Lexie, Summer, Savannah, Sage, Payton, Aspen, Greyson and Salem; great-grandchildren, Rhode and Iren; brothers, Dennis Long and wife, Susan, of Blairsville, and Larry Long and wife, Sally, of Camp Hill; nieces, Lynda and Megan Long; and a nephew, Shawn Long. She was preceded in death by her parents, Merle and Kathryn (Milliron) Long. Visitation was Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., Blairsville. Funeral was Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at the funeral home with Pastor George Prior officiating. Interment was in Blairsville Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations amy be made to Action for Animals, P.O. Box 814, Latrobe, PA 15650. http://www.jamesfergusonfuneralhome.com.
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Butler County

Kvindis, William 80

  • Adams Township
  • Born: 1934-08-16
  • Died: 2014-12-10
  • Funeral Home: Glenn-Kildoo, Zelienople | Get Directions
  • William "Bill" Kvindis, 80, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Adams Township. Bill was born Aug. 16, 1934, in Canonsburg, to John and Katherine (Sage) Kvindis. The son of a coal miner, Bill grew up in Canonsburg and had an early interest in music, playing both piano and bugle. Bill was a member of his high school track team and ran relays with his Greek teammates. Slovak in nationality, Bill was baptized Greek Catholic. Bill attended Duquesne University and later enlisted in the Army, serving in the 351st Combat Regiment and later the 98th Army Band at Fort Rucker, Ala., where he regularly played reveille and taps on the bugle at the base. Upon returning to Canonsburg, he worked as an insurance underwriter for New Amsterdam Casualty in Pittsburgh. In 1959, he met and dated Jeani Reidenbaugh, later Pierce, and they dated for one year. After the passing of his father, Bill hitchhiked to Southern California via Route 66. Bill met his future wife, Terry Moniz, in Hollywood, Calif., and they married in 1974. Bill became an instant and loving father to six wonderful children and worked in the insurance industry and HVAC wholesale industry. Bill and Terry were married for 16 years until Terry's untimely passing. Bill reconnected with Jeani Pierce in 1997 which began their love story again, after 38 years apart. Bill relocated back to Pittsburgh the same year. Bill and Jeani enjoyed music and attending the theater together and travelled often to places as far away as Europe. Bill worked for years at Johnstone Supply. He was a member of St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Cranberry and a member of the Bible Study Group and the Knights of Columbus. An avid photographer, Bill chronicled travels, nature and every gathering of family and friends, and captured much joy through the lens. Bill loved watching the Steelers play and was so happy to see the Pirates finally get a winning season. He was an LA Dodgers fan as well and enjoyed classic movies, 40's music, local history and Ford Mustangs. Bill constantly put others first with his warm smile and sense of humor and Hollywood looks. Bill awoke early each day with the genuine intention of doing random acts of kindness for others. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Terry; parents, John and Katherine; and his long lost, much loved, and recently found twin sister, Margo (Bob) Scott, John (Ragena) Kvindis, Adam (Peg) Kvindis and Francis (Warner) Fahlgren. Bill is survived by his beloved partner, Jeani Pierce, of Mars; daughters, Teri (Steve) Hazzard, of Torrance, Calif.; grandchildren, Matt, Erica and Andrew; Anita Ross, of Glendale, Calif., grandchildren, Thom and Tracy; Sandy Frazier, of Worcester, Mass., grandchildren, Brian, Kevin, Wendy and Michael; Patty Libner, of Silverton, Ore., grandchildren, Debbie and Cheryl; and was preceded in death by his son, Joe Moniz, and daughter, Donna Harvey; surviving grandchildren, Kenny, Wendy, Joe and Joanie. Bill is also survived by daughters of Jeani Pierce, Lynn (Mike) Pierce, of Leominster, Mass.; granddaughter, Megan, and Kate (Joe), of Vermilion, Ohio; granddaughter, Jackie; and many other great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many lifelong friends. Bill was a very loving and kind person, very strong in his faith, always willing to help someone. He was just a great human being. He will be dearly missed and fondly remembered. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2014, in St. Ferdinand Parish, 2535 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066. A luncheon in his honor will take place immediately after the Mass in Oldenski Hall at the church. Bill will be laid to rest aside his wife, Terry, and son, Joe Moniz, at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego County, Calif. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the A-T Children's Project (Ataxia-telangiectasia disease) at http://www.atcp.org. or checks can be mailed to William Kvindis Memorial, c/o A-T Children's Project, 5300 W. Hillsboro Blvd. No. 105, Coconut Creek, FL 33073. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the Kvindis family at http://www.glennkildoofuneralhome.com.
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Fayette County

Chalfant, Arthur J. 56

  • Uniontown
  • Born: 1958-10-24
  • Died: 2014-12-15
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Arthur Joseph Chalfant, 56, of Uniontown, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at home, following a lengthy battle against cancer. Art was born Oct. 24, 1958, in Uniontown, a son of Carrie Lillian (Wingard) Chalfant, of Uniontown, and the late Arthur Higgenbotham Chalfant. Art was a 1976 graduate of Laurel Highlands High School, Uniontown. Art attended ICM Business School where he received his degree in computer programming and began working for Fayette Steel. After his time with Fayette Steel, Art went to Sony Corporation, New Stanton, where he was an instrumentation technician. Art's career then led him to The Elliott Group, Jeannette, where he worked as an Engineer II. Through the years, Art played Bass guitar for numerous bands, including his latest band "Redrum". Art enjoyed the outdoors; especially when fishing, woodworking and gardening (growing his own plants from seeds). Art was known for always helping others, whether repairing their computers, teaching them math, working on their cars or home repairs, Art was there. In addition to his mother, Art is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Florence Jean (Bush) Chalfant; his daughters, Kristina Elizabeth Chalfant, of Uniontown, and Angela Marie Chalfant Firestone Hill and her four children, of Brownsville; his brother, Timothy Scott Chalfant, of Footdale; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, Art was predeceased by a grandson, Kellan Edward Chalfant. Art's family would like to express their gratitude to Pish Medical Association, Dr. Vanek, UPMC Cancer Center, UPMC Radiation Center, The Uniontown Hospital, Amedisys Hospice and The Elliott Group. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. 1st St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Dave Stewart officiating. Interment will follow in Normalville Cemetery. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at http://www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Elsewhere

Witzell, Edward B. 91

  • Philadelphia
  • Born: 1923-09-11
  • Died: 2014-12-15
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Edward Burris Witzell, 91, of Philadelphia, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. He was born Sept. 11, 1923, in McKeesport, and was a son of the late Charles D. and Mary Koribanic Witzell. He was retired from the US Postal Service Operations Division in Philadelphia and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He is survived by his brother, Charles E. "Bud" Witzell; nieces, Michele (Daniel) Travato, Cynthia A. (George) Myers and Susan (Paul) Pajkurich; nephew, Michael C. (Paul) Chiaverini; and great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his companion of 40 years, Madeline "Kelly" Grimditch; sister, Martha Chiaverini; brothers, Lester F. Witzell Sr. and Robert James Witzell; and a nephew, Lester F. "Butch" Witzell Jr. There is no visitation. Funeral service with military honors took place Friday, Dec. 19, in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. Arrangements are by the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at http://www.gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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