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Curd, Helena N. 94

  • Clairton
  • Born: 1919-09-19
  • Died: 2014-07-22
  • Funeral Home: Finney, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Helena Nettie Taylor Curd, 94, of Clairton, died peacefully Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at West Penn Hospital. She was born Sept. 19, 1919, in Johnstown, to the late Emory Williams and Cora Bentzoni Williams. Helena is survived by three daughters, Susan (Howard) Rowan, of Clairton, A. Taylor (John) Williams Wright, of Gladwyne, and Kerry (Thomas) Taylor Geletko, of Clairton; and one brother Ed Williams, of West Mifflin. Helena is also survived by eight grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband, Novice E. Curd; and brothers, Emory Jr., Pete, John and Bertram Williams. Helena was a 1937 graduate of Clairton High School, a Clairton resident for 55 years, a waitress at St. Clare Restaurant for 30 years and an avid reader. Helena loved her family and will be missed deeply. Arrangements are entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. Sixth St., Clairton, PA 15025. Inurnment will take place at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Manns Choice, Pa., at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to ASPCA Online. Condolences may be shared at http://www.finneyfuneralhome.com.
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Dawes, Mary Ann

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Trenz, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Mary Ann (Dudley) Dawes, of Penn Hills, died Sunday, July 27, 2014; wife of the late Pete Dawes; mother of Sam Dawes (Darlene); grandmother of Alex Dawes; and sister of Linda Verzinskie. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 11110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. Funeral service will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
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Fischer, Stephen G. 89

  • West Homestead
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Stephen G. Fischer, 89, of West Homestead, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. He was the son of the late John and Bertha (Stepko) Fischer; beloved husband of 62 years to Frances (Ducar) Fischer; loving father of Stephen G. (Sheila) Fischer Jr., of Bridgeport, W. Va., and Cheryl Fischer, of Munhall; brother of the late John and Ernest Fischer; grandfather of Matthew (Ali) Fischer and C. Amanda Fischer; and great-grandfather of Lucy Grace Fischer. Stephen was a retired steelworker for US Steel Homestead Works, a member of the GCU and an avid bowler and golfer. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. A Panachida service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday. A funeral Liturgy will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Elias Byzantine Church, Munhall. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made in Stephen's memory to St. Elias Byzantine Catholic Church, 4200 Homestead-Duquesne Road, Munhall, PA 15120. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Gallagher, Helen I. 98

  • Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1916-06-19
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Krynicki, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Helen I. Gallagher, of Natrona Heights, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Good Samaritan Hospice, Winfield Township, from a four month illness. She was the widow of William T. Gallagher Sr., who died in 1986. She was born June 19, 1916, in West Winfield Township, and lived in this vicinity most of her life. She was a clerk for 11 years for Pennywise Market, Harrison Township, retiring in 1976. She was the daughter of the late Jacob Merle Mack and Irene Jane Luther. She was a member of Allegheny Valley Baptist Church, Harrison Township. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, ceramics and crafts. Survivors include her son, William T. Gallagher Jr. (Elaine), of Harrison Township; daughter, Vemese Burlbaugh (Phil), of Delmont; five grandchildren, William and Scott Gallagher and Venese, Mark and Vikki Burlbaugh; six great-grandchildren, Jonathon and Micaela Gallagher and Nicole, Megan, Laura, Kara and Olivia Burlbaugh; and one great-great-grandson, Mason. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob M. and Irene J. Luther Mack; husband, William T. Gallagher Sr., in 1986; and two half-brothers, Don and Harold Mack. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at KRYNICKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 1007 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights. Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the funeral home with her pastor, the Rev. Matt Goetz, officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. Online condolences may be made at http://www.krynickifh.com.
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Gillis, E. Mildred 86

  • East McKeesport
  • Born: 1927-09-09
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Forgie-Snyder, East McKeesport | Get Directions
  • E. Mildred Gillis, 86, of East McKeesport, went home to be with the Lord Monday, July 28, 2014. Born Sept. 9, 1927, she was the daughter of the late R. Leslie and Ethel (Simpson) Gillis and was also preceded in death by a brother, R. Glenn Gillis; and a brother-in-law, Samuel Maddock. She is survived by her sisters, Jean Maddock and Marjorie Woodard, both of East McKeesport. She is also survived by many nephews and nieces, great-nephews and nieces and great-great nephews and nieces. Mildred was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and was employed by the East Allegheny School District as an administrative secretary for many years until her retirement in December 2005. Mildred will be fondly remembered by her friends and co-workers in the school district. She was a longtime member of Broadway Alliance Church, where she faithfully worshipped and served the Lord her entire life. She was devoted to the worldwide ministry of the Christian and Missionary Alliance and was dearly loved by her church family. Mildred lived her life totally for others. Her family will remember her as a mentor who was always there for them when in need. She was unselfish, kind, caring and compassionate, dearly loved and respected by all who knew her and will be sadly missed. Friends will be received from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the FORGIE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Broadway Alliance Church, East McKeesport, with the Rev. Alan Thompson and Rev. John Patterson co-officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles. In lieu of flowers, the family would be honored if donations would be made to Broadway Alliance Church, 1000 Broadway, East McKeesport, PA 15035, in memory of Mildred. The family would like to express appreciation to Denise Richardson and all the staff of Interim Healthcare Hospice for their compassionate and loving care of Mildred.
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Graham Sr., Edward J. 84

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Edward J. Graham Sr., 84, of Monroeville, died Monday, July 28, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Taufkirch) Graham; loving father of Edward (Diane) Graham Jr., William (Cyndee) Graham, Ronald (Karen) Graham, and Michael (Lisa) Graham; grandfather of nine; and great-grandfather of three. Ed loved his family and enjoyed gardening and woodworking. He was a longtime member of St. Bernadette Parish and was a Korean War Marine veteran. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC. (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL), corner of (445) Beatty Road and Route 48 North, Monroeville, 412-856-4747. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, in St. Bernadette Parish. Interment with full military honors will follow in Restland Memorial. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Grimaldi, Shirley M. 72

  • Morningside
  • Born: 1942-02-21
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Walker, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • Shirley Mae Grimaldi, 72, of Morningside, Pittsburgh, passed away peacefully Monday, July 28, 2014. She was born Feb. 21, 1942, in Johnstown, to the late Samuel and Elizabeth Dill Perry. She graduated from Arsenal High School, and was last a food server at McDonald's Restaurant in the Strip District. Mrs. Grimaldi was a member of the Morningside Senior Citizens Center and loved to play bingo there. She also loved to shop. She was of the Catholic faith. She was the mother of Robert B. "Bobby" (Maureen) Colton, of Huntingdon, and Melinda A. (Dave) Cattley, of Brackenridge; grandmother of John (Megan) Lowry, Justin (Rosalie) Lowry and David Cattley, Kierah Baker and Bobby, Patrick and Kathleen Colton and John Doukas (Desiree) Forehand; also great-grandmother to Aiden, Will, Maria and Ryley. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Grimaldi, in 1984; her daughter, Lisa A. Colton, in 1997; and siblings, Mary, John, Jeannie and Richie. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where a funeral outside of Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. Entombment will follow in Allegheny Mausoleum, Pittsburgh. Please leave a condolence at http://www.rossgwalker.com.
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Harris, Nicholas 95

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1919-04-23
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Nicholas Harris, 95, of West Mifflin, died Saturday, July 26, 2014. He was born April 23, 1919, in Homeville, and graduated from Homestead High School in 1939. "Statistics classify me as a hardworking man, but in my book, I'm a millionaire. Sure, I work hard. But when I leave the mill and step into my living room, the World's my oyster," spoke Nick Harris in the Pictorial Living Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph, Sept. 1, 1957 ("A Working Millionaire"). Nick worked for U.S. Steel in Homestead for 35 years as a First Helper in OH5, then as a night turn superintendent. During World War II, Nick was an aviation machinist mechanic in the Navy. He was the beloved husband of 65 years of Wanda B. (Kopacz) Harris, who predeceased him; father of Barbara (Zane Weiner) Harris and Pamela Holmes; grandfather of Taylor Holmes; and brother of the late Paul, Pauline, Mary, Mildred and Irene. Nick was a member of Resurrection Church, was a Boy Scout and played golf, baseball, basketball and football. The family wishes to thank Dr. Howard Pittle and Pauline Barton for their care and advice, Promise Hospice and Baldwin Health Center for their compassion and support and Nick's angel caregivers, Laurie Bezek and Kerry O'Neill. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the SAVOLSKIS - WASIK - GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Resurrection Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin, followed by interment in St. Elias Cemetery, West Mifflin. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Janetka, Penni L. 42

  • Clairton
  • Died: 2014-07-25
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Penni Lynn (Veres) Janetka, 42, of Clairton, died Friday, July 25, 2014, in Jefferson Hospital. Her stay on earth was not long, but it was filled with her beautiful smile that could light up a room. During her stay with us she filled our hearts with love and laughter. We all shared many amazing moments that will be talked about for years to come. She was an amazing daughter, wife and mother. She will be truly missed by all of us but never forgotten. A domestic engineer, Penni was a 1989 Serra graduate and an active member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish. She is survived by her husband, Paul M. Janetka; her parents, John "Bo" and Stephanie (Julian) Veres; her children, Sgt. Brandon (Angela) Felicetty, USMC, Hope Felicetty, Mary Katherine and Anthony James Janetka; uncles and aunts, Jim (Claudia) Julian, of Pittsburgh, Dan (Mary) Julian, of Akron, Ohio, Dean (Lisa) Julian, of Exton, Terry (Denise) Julian, of Clairton, and Jeff Julian, of Clairton; and awesome cousins. She was preceded in death by an infant son and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Julian and Mr. and Mrs. John Veres. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in St. Clare of Assisi Church. Interment will be private. We know that you will follow us along the paths of our lives and help guide us through the good times and bad times. We all love you from the bottom of our hearts. Until we meet again, God bless. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Ketterer, Marie J. 93

  • Etna
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Marie J. (Fusan) Ketterer, 93, of Etna, died Monday, July 28, 2014. She was the wife of the late Charles J. Ketterer Jr.; mother of Charles J. III (Carol) Ketterer, Kerry (Jim) Weber, Judith Ketterer-Takac (George) and the late Patricia Bailey; sister of Dorothy Theiss, Anna Stepp and the late Robert Fusan, Julia Kruljac, Eleanor Krancjcich and Lawrence, Joseph, Ralph and Edward Fusan; grandmother of Michael, Patrece and Melissa Bailey, Lisa (Mark) Fetzner and Jason (Tara) and Jessica Weber; and great-grandmother of Christopher Bailey, Noah and Hunter Corpening and Matthew Fetzner. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday, in All Saints Church, Etna. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to All Saints Church Stained Glass Fund, 19 Wilson St., Etna, PA 15223. Please visit us at http://www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Koreny, Brian R. 21

  • Pleasant Hills
  • Died: 2014-07-25
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Brian Robert Koreny, 21, of Pleasant Hills, died Friday, July 25, 2014. He was the beloved son of Robert and Mary Rose (Casasanta) Koreny; loving brother of Brigette Koreny; grandson of Mildred and the late John Koreny and Michael and the late Angela Casasanta; also survived by extended family and friends. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the SAVOLSKIS - WASIK - GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Pleasant Hills, followed by interment at Jefferson Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Pittsburgh, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, http://www.alz.org/pa/. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Krohmaly, Anna

  • Swissvale
  • Died: 2014-07-25
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Anna (Koscho) Krohmaly, of Swissvale, passed peacefully, surrounded by her family, Friday, July 25, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of 61 years to Arnold W. Krohmaly; loving mother of Bill Krohmaly and his wife, Diane, and Bob Krohmaly and his wife, Patti; dear Baba of Randi, Michael, Bradley, Katie and Kylie; and sister of John Kosco. Anna and her husband, Arnold, started Krohmaly's Printing in 1957, and she worked there until shortly before her passing. She embraced her Slovak heritage and was a member of the First Catholic Slovak Union, Ladies Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Union, Slovak Radio Hour, Pittsburgh Slovakians and was currently president of the Ladies Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Union Lodge 42. Anna enjoyed cooking traditional Slovak dishes and desserts for her family and friends, working at the print shop and spending time with her grandchildren, friends and her angel, Patti. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Anselm-Word of God Roman Catholic Church. http://www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Kuzel III, John F. 66

  • White Oak
  • Born: 1947-11-22
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • John F. Kuzel III, 66, of White Oak, died Saturday, July 26, 2014. He was born Nov. 22, 1947, in Prague, Czechoslovakia, and was the son of the late John Kuzel Jr. and the late Mary Humenova Kuzel. He was president of the Interstate Detective Agency and had previously worked for ABC Detective Agency and Pinkerton Detective Agency. He had also worked as a crane man at the former US Steel Duquesne Works. He was a graduate of McKeesport High School and Industrial Vocational School where he became an electrician. John came to America on the Queen Mary when he was only 13 years old. He is survived by daughters, Sherrin Lynne (John) Thompson, of Liberty Borough, and Helene (Timothy) Estep, of White Oak; brother, Carl (Dawn) Kuzel, of McKeesport; grandchildren, Brandon Timothy Thompson, Timothy Estep, Angela Estep, Britney Thompson, Dennis Wolfgang Estep, Connor John Anthony Thompson and Andrew Kadyn Thompson; and a niece, Angela Kuzel. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Gavin Michael Thompson; and brother, Stephen Kuzel. There is no visitation. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, in the Chapel of Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth Township, with the Rev. Matthew Elanjileth, officiating. Burial will follow there. 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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Longwell, Beverly A. 76

  • Hampton Township
  • Died: 2014-07-25
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Beverly Ann (Nohach) Longwell, 76, of Hampton Township, passed away peacefully Friday, July 25, 2014, at her home. She was born in Butler, to the late Nicholas J. and the late Genevieve T. (Critchlow) Nohach. She was married to the late David C. Longwell. Beverly was a longtime active parishioner of Christ Episcopal Church. She earned her teaching degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master's in business education from Robert Morris University. Mrs. Longwell was a teacher with Shaler Area School District for 35 years, retiring in 1993. She enjoyed traveling to Florida for relaxation. She is survived by her stepchildren, Laura (David) Lindt, of Lancaster, Beth (John) Miller, of Lancaster, and Dean (Amy) Longwell, of Hampton Township; stepgrandchildren, Maureen (Karsten) Yoder, Michelle Miller, Molly Miller, Rachael Lindt and Dana Lindt, all of Lancaster, Grace Longwell and Brady Longwell, both of Hampton Township. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David C. Longwell. As per her request, Mrs. Longwell will have no public visitation. A private service will be held at a later date at the Christ Episcopal Church. She will be laid to rest at the Christ Episcopal Church Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in her honor to Christ Episcopal Church Memorial Gardens, 5910 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Please visit http://www.kingfuneralhome.com for online condolences.
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Martineau, Floyd M. 91

  • Lawrenceville
  • Died: 2014-07-24
  • Funeral Home: Zalewski, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Floyd M. Martineau, 91, of Lawrenceville, died Thursday, July 24, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Marcella (Wisniewski) Martineau; loving father of James Conrad Martineau and Thaddeus Allen (Joyce) Martineau; and grandfather of Christian Martineau. Family and friends received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 216 44th St., Lawrenceville. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Angels Parish, St. Augustine Church. http://www.zalewskifuneralhome.com.
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McClelland, Kenneth D. 72

  • Cheswick
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Blawnox | Get Directions
  • Kenneth Dale McClelland, 72, of Cheswick, died Saturday, July 26, 2014. He was the beloved brother of Jean Baumgartel and Patrick McClelland; also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was a retired member of Local 66 Operating Engineers. No visitation or service. Professional services trusted to THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., Blawnox.
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Medved, Richard E. 78

  • Port Vue
  • Born: 1935-08-27
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Richard E. Medved, 78, of Port Vue, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, in his home. He was born Aug. 27, 1935, in McKeesport, a son of the late Caroline Kolic and John Medved. A retired mechanic for Helms Express in Irwin and a parishioner of Corpus Christi in McKeesport, Richard was a proud Vietnam War veteran of the Army, a member of the Port Vue American Legion Post No. 447, Club Dobrotvor and the CFU Lodge No. 3. He is survived by his children, Rick (Victoria) Medved, Sheryl (Stephen) Kamp, of McKeesport, Eric (Veronica) Medved, of Denver, Colo., Jay (Janet) Medved, of Liberty Borough, and Donald (Lorelei) Medved, of Portland, Ore.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his sister, Genevieve Terranova, of Maryland; and also nieces and nephews, especially Diane Brooks and John Gross. Besides his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his sister, Madeline Gross. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132 (412-678-3454). A blessing will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in the funeral home, with Father Michael Maranowski officiating. Procession and burial, with honors performed by the American Legion Post No. 447 Honor Guard, will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Port Vue. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Nerone, F. Regan 73

  • South Park
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • F. Regan Nerone, 73, of South Park, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. Regan is survived by his loving spouse, Margaret (Ondovchik); beloved children and grandchildren, Michael Francis and Amy (wife), Katie, Mandy, Sean and Elizabeth Nerone; Rebecca Ann and Glenn (husband), Josh, Max, Sam and Spencer Yauch; Laura Lee and Andrew (husband), Tess, Ellie and Meg Reinhart; siblings, James Randal and Roberta (wife) Nerone, John Roger and Helena (wife) Nerone, Richard Anthony and Kathy (wife) Nerone, Johanna and Richard (husband) Smith, Margaret Mary and Dr. Ronald (husband) DiCarlo, Phillip Nerone, Kathy (Nerone) Peters; also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Christine Nerone. Regan was a graduate of Baldwin High School and Duquesne University, B.A.; a member of the Gamma Phi Fraternity; a graduate of Duquesne School of Law with a Juris Doctorate Degree; and a lieutenant in the Army, Commander 993rd Base Post Office. Regan was a senior attorney for Westinghouse, general counsel for RIDC, solicitor for Collier Township, South Park Township and Alcosan; law clerk for the Honorable Robert A. Kelly, and director of aviation for Allegheny County and director of property and supplies for Allegheny County. In his private law practice, he was a general practitioner with specialties in anti-trust, municipal land estates and trusts. Regan was a member and active participant at Nativity Catholic Church, where he was on the Pastoral Council, catechist for CCD and RCIA, Eucharistic minister and lector. He was the 2006 recipient of the Pittsburgh Manifest Kingdom of God Award. He was a council member, president and formation director of the Secular Discalced Carmelites. Regan was a recovering alcoholic. He was an avid Steelers fan and a fan of all activities of his 11 grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the Nativity Catholic Church, South Park, followed by entombment at the All Saints (Braddock Catholic) Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Nativity Catholic Church, 5811 Curry Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Online condolences can be given at Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home, http://www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Payne Sr., James P. 58

  • Turtle Creek
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • James P. Payne Sr., 58, of Turtle Creek, died heroically Sunday, July 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband for 34 years in August of Vicki (Donofrio) Payne; loving father of Jim "Slim" (Crystal) Payne Jr., of Turtle Creek, Sara (Louis) Payne, of Penn Hills, and Marisa Payne, of Turtle Creek; proud grandfather of Makaylee Payne; brother of Daniel (Mary Beth) Payne, David (Fran) Payne, Tim (Cathyann) Payne and Rob Payne; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jim was a retired employee of Kopp Glass with more than 25 years of service. He was an avid fisherman, especially fishing at Crooked Creek State Park. Friends welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME TURTLE CREEK/MONROEVILLE CHAPEL, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James Street, Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Colman Church. Burial will follow in Braddock Catholic Cemetery. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Pfennigwerth, Lois M. 81

  • Brighton Heights
  • Died: 2014-07-25
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Lois M. (Barbin) Pfennigwerth, 81, of Brighton Heights, passed peacefully Friday, July 25, 2014. She was the beloved wife of 37 years to the late Robert T. Pfennigwerth; dear mother of Robert Pfennigwerth, Elaine Pfennigwerth and Leslie Carter; proud grandmother of Chelsie N. Carter, Monica M. Fowler and Emma (Emzie) Pfennigwerth; and sister of Wade (Judy) Barbin and the late Thomas Barbin. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Risen Lord Parish. Interment will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 602, Pittsburgh, PA 15235. Please leave condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Polak, Edward G. 61

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Edward G. Polak, 61 of Munhall, died, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in the comfort of his home with family by his side. Born in 1952, in Homestead, to Dorothy (Manzak) and the late Michael Polak, he attended Homestead High School and received a football scholarship to Youngstown State University. Ed was married to Dauna Helen Koestline. They celebrated their 43rd anniversary last year. Survivors include his wife, Dauna; mother, Dorothy; his daughter, Amy (Brian) Tomasic; his son, Jamie (Jackie) Polak; his brother, Michael "Mickey" (Kathy) Polak; and grandchildren include, Cal Tomasic, Chase Polak, Camden Polak and Mia Tomasic. Also, Ed enjoyed his remaining years with his good friend, Jack Linsenbigler and cherished the love of the Fetzko family (Russ, Lisa, Rudy and Joey). Ed also is adored and will be missed by his dog, Franklin. Ed's pride and joy were his two children, Amy and Jamie. Ed's grandchildren were "everything to him." Ed was a strong man, a loyal friend and a great family man. Affectionately known as "G" to his grandchildren, Ed told some, the "G" denoted his middle name which few knew was George. Others he told it stood for the word "Great." However, it stood for Grandfather. Ed Polak was the best grandparent a child could imagine! He will be remembered, celebrated and missed. We love you "G!" Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME. The funeral Mass will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Therese Church in Munhall. In lieu of flowers, please make donations on Ed's behalf to St. Therese School, 3 St. Therese Court, Munhall, PA 15120; and/or the Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Prior, Susan E. 76

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Susan E. Prior, 76, of Shaler Township, died Saturday, July 26, 2014. She was the wife of Francis E.; mother of Scott Prior; daughter of the late William E. and Elizabeth M. Cook; and sister of Linda Cook, of Mountainview, Calif. Susan was a longtime employee of the Fox Chapel School District. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. http://www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Puckey, Blanche F. 76

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1938-03-31
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Blanche F. (Aldridge) Puckey, 76, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, in UPMC Shadyside. She retired after 30 years of service as a cafeteria worker for the Elizabeth Forward School District and was a former member of Bethesda United Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth. Blanche enjoyed bowling and was a member of various leagues at Brunswick and Colonial Lanes. Born March 31, 1938, in Monongahela, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (Dubbs) Aldridge. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, James C. Puckey Sr.; daughter, Joyce (Jim) Reed, of Belle Vernon; son, James C. (Bonnie) Puckey Jr., of Finleyville; nine grandchildren, Matthew (Rebekah) Puckey, Noah Reed, Gabriel Reed, Samantha (fiance, Ryan Hohn) Puckey, Megan Puckey, James Reed, Kristina (Casey) Walton, Megan (Jason) Sonson and Amanda Poland; five great-grandchildren, Makayla, Alexander, Nicholas, Dylan and Madison; sister, Virginia Aldridge, of Wilmington, N.C.; brother, David Aldridge, of Floreffe; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 North Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. A service will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. James Mimidis officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 1133 South Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Puskaric, Lenore 81

  • Swissvale
  • Died: 2014-07-24
  • Funeral Home: Kutch, East McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Lenore "Winko" (Zvonkovich) Puskaric, 81, of Swissvale, died Thursday, July 24, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Puskaric Sr.; loving mother of the late Frank and Annette Puskaric; sister of Johanna "Gussy" Rupcic, the late Theresa Stanley and Josephine "Jummy" Hlavac; also numerous nieces and nephews. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JAMES F. KUTCH FUNERAL HOMES and CREMATORY, 107 Fourth Ave., Rankin, PA 15104, 412-271-6322. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Word of God Parish, Swissvale. Interment will follow at Braddock Catholic Cemetery. http://www.kutchfuneralhome.org.
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Romano, Doloyse E. 85

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Doloyse E. "Dolly" Romano, 85, of Ross Township, died Monday, July 28, 2014. She was the wife of the late Carl Romano; loving mother of June Roderus (George), Susan (Herb) Stepchuk (John), and Donna Hierta (Joe); proud grandmother of Christine Herb (Andrew), Kathleen Roderus, John Herb (Amanda), and George Roderus; devoted great-grandmother of Elliot and Hayden Cook; sister of June Chapman (the late William), Felix Hammill (Donna), Betsy Helbig (Kurt), William Weir (Maria), Mary Schlentner (Ken), Zoe Motta (Jim), and Jim Weir (Kathy); and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, Ross Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Athanasius Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Forbes Hospice, 4800 Friendship Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224.
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Smith, Keith A. 76

  • Dravosburg
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Finney, Dravosburg | Get Directions
  • Keith A. Smith, 76, of Dravosburg, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at Jefferson Regional Hospital. He was born May 23, 1938, to the late Fred and Mary (Pfluger) Smith. He was preceded in death by wife, Twila (Sample) Smith, in 2013. He is survived by daughters, Twila M. (Wayne) Neyman, of Dravosburg, and Donna J. (Paul) Holtzman, of Dravosburg; brother, Fred Smith, of West Newton; daughter-in-law, Chele Smith, of Dravosburg; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Keith was preceded in death by one son, Keith E. Smith, in 2009; and sister, Doris Smith. He attended and volunteered at Dravosburg Methodist Church, retired from Basic Carbide, Buena Vista and Wal-Mart, West Mifflin. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at I.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 Fourth St., Dravosburg, PA 15034. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, in the funeral home. Burial is private. Online condolences may be shared at http://www.finneyfuneralhome.com.
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Spicuzza, Leonard A. 81

  • West Mifflin
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Green, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Leonard A. "Hawk" Spicuzza, 81, of West Mifflin, formerly of Hays, died Monday, July 28, 2014. Len was a retired lab technician for Harbison Walker Refractories, was a Korean War Navy veteran and was a member of Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church. He was very active in all types of athletics his entire life and Steel Valley's softball team No. 1 fan. Lenny enjoyed all 81 years of his life. He was the loving husband of Patricia (Sullivan) Spicuzza; beloved father of Leonard J. (Marie), of West Mifflin, Linda Bajus, of Dravosburg, Christine (Tim) Martin, of Pleasant Hills, and Kenneth (Patricia), of Oviedo, Fla.; and cherished grandfather of Marissa, Anthony, Bryan, Joshua, Samuel and Emma. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall, 412-461-6394. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, in Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church. Please share your memories and condolences at http://www.georgeigreenfuneralhome.com.
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Wojtaszek, Joseph A. 96

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Joseph Andrew Wojtaszek, 96, of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Mary Margaret (Malik) Wojtaszek; father of Robert (Susan) Wojtaszek, of Duquesne, Pamela (late Ronald) Tolagian, of Virginia, Joanne Murphy, of West Mifflin, and the late Richard Wojtaszek; brother of Wanda Gretz and the late Helen Wesley, Jean Vecchio, Walter Walters and Henry Walters; and is also survived by seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Joseph was a retired general foreman for the B and O Railroad. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Therese Church, Munhall. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Zelinsky, Patricia J. 78

  • Moon Township
  • Born: 1936-03-30
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Copeland, Coraopolis | Get Directions
  • Patricia J. (Batch) Zelinsky, 78, a Moon Township resident since 1972, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospice House. She was born March 30, 1936, in Leetsdale, beloved wife for 57 years of Joseph R. Zelinsky; loving mother of Robert Joseph Zelinsky (Constance), of Regent Square, and Marc Zelinsky (Rita), of Charleston, S.C.; proud grandmother of Julia Faye and Olivia Claire and their mom, Gretchen; sister of Andrew Batch Jr. (Deborah), of Maryland, and the late Ralph Flora; cherished aunt of Antoinette Flora, of Gallup, N.M., Nicole Flora, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Drew Batch, of Boise, Idaho. Pat was a member of West Hills Christian Church, an administrative assistant at LTV Steel, Aliquippa works, a former teacher's aide at Hyde Elementary School and was an avid reader and flower gardener. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 until time of service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at COPELAND'S MOON TOWNSHIP, 981 Brodhead Road. A private entombment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery. Family welcomes flowers or donations in Pat's name to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 or Good Samaritan Hospice House, 146 Neely School Road, Wexford, PA 15090.
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Zuccher, Kathleen A.

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Kathleen A. Zuccher, of Shaler Township, died Monday, July 28, 2014. She was a daughter of the late Josephine G. and Anthony J. Zuccher; loving sister of Vivian L. Zuccher and Mary Ellen (Bernie) Dolansky; dear aunt of Stephen (Christa) and Kevin Dolansky; and niece of Margaret Miscio. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, in All Saints Church, Etna. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh.
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Beckman, Rose M. 79

  • Herminie
  • Born: 1935-03-06
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Nickels, Herminie | Get Directions
  • Rose Marie "MiMi" Beckman, 79, of Herminie, died Monday, July 28, 2014, in UPMC East, Monroeville. She was born March 6, 1935, in Herminie, daughter of the late William and Ann (Altieri) Beckman. MiMi was a member of St. Edward Church in Herminie. Prior to her retirement, she was an assistant underwriter for Old Republic Insurance Company for more than 43 years. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her two brothers, Joe and Bill Beckman. MiMi is survived by her brother, Ron Beckman, of Shafton; and her special great-niece, LaCrusa Beckman, of Herminie, with whom she resided. She will be dearly missed by her family and her beloved pets, whom she loved dearly. There will be no public visitation per MiMi's wishes. JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., 404 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, PA 15637, 724-446-7251, is in charge of arrangements.
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Brehun, Paul P. 80

  • Unity Township
  • Born: 1934-06-28
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Gaut-Bacha, Pleasant Unity | Get Directions
  • Paul P. Brehun, 80, of Unity Township, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at his home. He was born June 28, 1934, in Unity Township, a son of the late Michael Sr. and Anna (Soltis) Brehun. Prior to retirement, he worked for Latrobe Construction. Paul served with the Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a member of St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Trauger. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Grace (Schrack) Brehun; three brothers, John M., Harry Joseph and Mike Brehun; and two brothers-in-law, Thomas Homulka and John Lezo. He is survived by his daughter, Donna E. Behrenberg and husband, John, of New Alexandria; his son, Paul A. Brehun and companion, Lydia, of Ohio; five grandchildren, Evelyn, Johnny, Mikey, Danielle and Austin; two sisters, Mary Lezo, of Whitney, and Helen Homulka, of Mammoth; two sisters-in-law, Ida Brehun, of Unity Township, and Grace Brehun, of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 2072 Route 130, Pleasant Unity, where a funeral liturgy will be held at noon Wednesday with the Rev. Paul-Alexander Shutt, OSB, as celebrant. http://www.gaut-bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Bronkaj, Edward T. 86

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1928-06-10
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Edward T. Bronkaj, 86, of New Kensington, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at Bel Air Nursing Home and Rehabilitation, Lower Burrell. He was born June 10, 1928, in North Braddock, son of the late Andrew and Anna (Seman) Boronkay. Edward was formerly of West Mifflin and was a pipefitter for General Motors in Parma, Ohio for 17 years and White Motor for 11 years. A World War II veteran, he served in the 11th Airborne Division of the Army. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Tarentum and was a graduate of Braddock High School. Edward also attended the University of Pittsburgh for two years and enjoyed music and sports. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Dorothy (Darinka Mamula) Bronkaj; son, Andrew (Carolyn) Bronkaj, of New Kensington; granddaughter, Alexa Bronkaj; sister, Ann Marie (Albert) Sudina, of West Mifflin; and nieces, Deborah and Rhonda Sudina. Edward was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526, where a Panachida will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, followed by a Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in SS., Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Tarentum, with the Rev. Wesley M. Mash officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. Parastas will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, in the funeral home. Family suggests contributions to SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Tarentum. Visit http://www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Carpentieri, Angelo 91

  • West Vandergrift
  • Born: 1922-10-27
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Brady-Curran, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • Angelo Carpentieri, 91, of West Vandergrift, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. Born Oct. 27, 1922, in Vandergrift, to the late Santo and Pauline (Carpentieri) Carpentieri, Angelo lived in West Vandergrift all of his life. He was the owner of Carpentieri's Restaurant in West Vandergrift for 42 years, retiring in 1989. Angelo was a veteran of the Navy and a member of St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church in Vandergrift. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing, carpentry, gardening and was a good swimmer. Angelo was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carmela "Mel" (Silvestri) Carpentieri in 2010; and a brother, Santo Carpentieri in 1929. He is survived by his daughter, Paula (Gene Shiamone) Carpentieri, of Warren, Ohio; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Holbrook, of Warren, Ohio; brother-in-law, Vito Silvestri, of Naples, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in the BRADY-CURRAN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 429 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift, PA 15690. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m., in St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church, Vandergrift, with Father James Loew, OSB officiating. Burial will be in St. Gertrude Cemetery, Vandergrift. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Angelo's memory to the Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh, 3526 Bakerstown Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Fatur, Edward F. 79

  • Delmont
  • Born: 1934-10-16
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Edward F. Fatur, 79, of Delmont, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville, with his loving and devoted family by his side. Born Oct. 16, 1934, in Delmont, he was a son of the late Anthony and Cecelia (Hribar) Fatur. For many years, Ed and his brothers owned and operated Fatur's Foodland in Delmont. He was an Army veteran and a longtime member of St. John Baptist de la Salle Catholic Church, Delmont. In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his beloved wife, LaRue (Murphy) Fatur; brother, Charles Fatur; and sister-in-law, Rhoma Fatur. Surviving are his daughters, Lisa (Barrie) Rohrbacher, of Greensburg, and Tracy (Bill) Barnes, of Delmont; brothers, Paul Fatur and Roy (Carol) Fatur, all of Greensburg; sister-in-law, Ann Fatur, of Delmont; grandchildren, Nicole (Jim) Garris and Jonathan Rohrbacher; great-grandson, Gavin Garris; and a number of nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177. Ed's funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. John Baptist de la Salle Catholic Church, 497 Athena Drive, Delmont, with Father Joseph Bonafed as celebrant. Everyone please meet at the church. Chapel committal and entombment with full military honors accorded by VFW Post 33 Honor Guard, Greensburg, will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that contributions in Ed's memory be made to Delmont Meals on Wheels, 301 East Pittsburgh St., Delmont, PA 15626; or to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Please write "Ed Fatur" on check memo line. To send online expressions of sympathy, obtain grief support information or directions, please visit http://www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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Frank, Johnny D. 84

  • Luxor
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: D'alessandro, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Johnny D. Frank, 84, of Luxor, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. He was the son of the late Anthony and Concetta (D'Onofrio) Frank; beloved husband of Bernice B. (Kostelnik) Frank; loving father of Doreen (Dr. Frank) Zalakar, Michael J. (Elaine) DiFranco; grandfather of Michael F. DiFranco; brother of Samuel and the late Anthony, Patsy, Joseph, William and Anna Frank; and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. He belonged to The Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Johnny worked for Leonard Brothers then retired from Carolina Freight. He belonged to Teamsters Local 249, Old Crabtree Sportsman Club, South Greensburg American Legion and VFW Post 33. Johnny loved going to his hunting camp in McKean County with his family and friends. He was an avid Pirates fan and enjoyed fishing and hunting with his son, Michael, and cherished grandson, Michael. Johnny was always ready with a smile and a joke or story to tell. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Per family wishes, there will be no visitation. A blessing service and interment will be private at the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. Professional services trusted to D'ALESSANDRO FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., Lawrenceville.
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Kmetz, Mary Ann 74

  • Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1939-12-25
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Mary Ann Kmetz, 74, of Belle Vernon, died, Sunday, July 27, 2014. She was born Dec. 25, 1939, in Collinsburg, a daughter of the late James and Mary (Povirk) Smith. Survivors include her daughter, Karen Major and husband, Patrick; two grandchildren, Nicole Sciore and husband, Matthew, and Aaron Major; a great-granddaughter, Anna Sciore; three sisters, Gladys Smith, Johanna DeMarco and Carol Vito; a brother, Ronald Smith; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Kmetz Jr.; a sister, Elinor Markle; and a brother, Melvin Markle. Visitation and services will be private. Interment will be in West Newton Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., West Newton. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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McCune, Leroy P. 87

  • Youngwood
  • Born: 1926-11-11
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Leroy P. McCune, 87, of Youngwood, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. McCune was born Nov. 11, 1926, in Manor, the son of the late Andrew and Helen Maher McCune. He was a member of the Ambrust Weslyan Church. Leroy owned McCune Auto Repair and previously had worked for Westmoreland Auto, Chelsted Motors and Ford Motors as a gifted mechanic and service manager. He was an avid reader, a history buff and had a great appreciation for trains, both big and small. Leroy lived his life as a dedicated follower of Jesus Christ, loving his family and friends. He now enjoys his reward in heaven; his joy is complete. He is survived by his family: his loving wife of 62 years, Irene Sullenberger McCune; and will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his surviving children, Brenda McCune Phillips and Kent, of Franklin, Tenn., Sandra J. McCune, of Latrobe, Timothy L. McCune and Pam, of Youngwood, Pamela McCune Neill and Vaughn, of Youngwood, and Loren B. McCune and Jackie, of Las Vegas, Nev.; his eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Leroy was preceded in death by his brother, Roland L. McCune. Visitation with Leroy's family will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, followed by a celebration of life service in the New Stanton United Methodist Church with Pastor Bonnie King officiating. A luncheon will immediately follow the service. Inurnment will be private. The family wishes to thank Excela Health Hospice for their care and compassion. Arrangements have been entrusted to the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at: http://www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Oesterlin, Fadra 76

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1937-10-04
  • Died: 2014-07-16
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Fadra Allshouse Oesterlin, 76, of Ligonier, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Redstone Highlands of Greensburg. She was born Oct. 4, 1937, in Greensburg, daughter of the late Merion and Tressie Harrold Allshouse. Fadra was a member of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ligonier, its choir, and the Lutheran Church Women. She was a Red Cross Emergency Volunteer and a member of the following organizations; Thiel College Alumni Choir, Ligonier Hose Company No. 1 Auxiliary, Baltzer-Meyer Historical Society, Dorcas Class, Ligonier PTO club, Sigma Kappa Sorority, Sweet Adelines, Westmoreland Choral Society, Willing workers and the Hollow Tree Players. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. William Oesterlin. Surviving are three children, Lori Georgeff, of Ligonier, Mark Oesterlin and his wife, Tina Bilott, of North Huntingdon, and Judy Miller and her husband, Frank, of Greensburg; five grandchildren, Shawn and Phillip Rose, Marissa and Laura Miller and Jesse Lopata; and one great-granddaughter, Lily Hummel. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ligonier. Entrusted with the arrangements is the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. For online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Pezze, Mary E. 77

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1936-12-10
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Mary E. Kober Pezze, 77, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at home. She was born Dec. 10, 1936, in Greensburg, daughter of the late Eugene and Mary Curry Kober. Mary was at one time employed as a secretary for Irwin Builders Supply of Irwin. Prior to retirement, she was a selling specialist for Hornes Department Store of Monroeville. In 1954, Mary was crowned Queen of Irwin. She was a troop leader for the Girl Scouts of America, was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish of Irwin and was very active with the American Diabetes Association of Pittsburgh. She enjoyed the symphony and gardening. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister, Marlene Paulson; and a brother, Eugene Kober. Surviving are her husband of 58 years, John I. Pezze; two children, a son, John E. Pezze, of North Irwin, and a daughter, Lisa M. Pezze of North Huntingdon; four grandchildren, John V. Pezze, Joel I. Pezze, Jason E. Pezze and Erin K. Pezze. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian burial, which will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Parish. Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. For online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Ross, Louise M. 89

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1925-04-22
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Louise Mae Spisso Ross, 89, of Scottdale, died Sunday morning, July 27, 2014, in Jo Ella's Personal Care Home, Scottdale, while being comforted by her loving family. She was born April 22, 1925, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late Frank E. and Raphilia Gioia Spisso. She had been a life member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Scottdale. Affectionately, she was known by many and the students of Southmoreland School District, as "Grandma Ross" where she worked as a cafeteria aide for 15 years. She was also a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, filling orders for Daffodils Days for 25 years as well as volunteering for the American Heart Association for four years. Grandma Ross volunteered much of her time for 13 years, preparing Thanksgiving meals for the less fortunate, with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Headquarters Headquarters Co., 110th Infantry Battalion, of Scottdale and Mt. Pleasant. She was also involved with the Friends of the Scottdale Public Library and for a number of years was an active volunteer with the Scottdale Fall Festival and the Teen Council for the Community. Louise's memories will forever remain in the hearts of her loving family: her daughter and son-in-law, Toni Sultzer and husband, Richard, of Mt. Pleasant; her granddaughter, Marcy Lynne Miller and husband, Joseph; and her great-granddaughter, Emily Anne Miller, both of Pittsburgh; also a number of nieces and nephews, especially her special nephew and niece, Col. Albert DeSantis and wife, Nancy, of Woodbridge, Va., and Patricia Mason and husband, Tex, of Mt. Pleasant; and a special friend, Linda Chandler, of Bethel Park. In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony C. Ross (June 18, 1975); three brothers, Arnold R., Frank E. and John Spisso (2012); two sisters, Antionetta Ross (April 26, 2003) and Bernadine DeSantis (Sept. 19, 2007). Louise's family will greet friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, where her funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Robert Bixel, of the Pennsville Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery. Louise's family would like to extend their thanks and gratitude to Jo Ella's Personal Care Home, Scottdale, and their staff for the wonderful care Louise received. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be directed to the Scottdale Library in Memory of Louise Ross.
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Silich, Justin M. 28

  • New Kensington , Formerly of Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1986-01-12
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Justin Mark Silich, 28, of New Kensington, formerly of Lower Burrell, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the emergency room of Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. He was born Jan. 12, 1986, in Pittsburgh, and had been a life resident of the local area. A welder, he worked for McConway and Torley in Pittsburgh. Justin was a member of the Burrell High School Class of 2004 and enjoyed sports, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins and Pirates, cards, the casino and time with his family and friends. Survivors include his parents, Mark and Denise Delenne Silich, of Davenport, Fla.; his sister, Amanda Lee Silich, of New Kensington; nephew, Nathan Hadad; grandfather, Charles Silich, of Murrysville; aunt, Darlene Delenne (Jay) Scripter, of Toledo, Ohio; uncle, Ronald (Sherry) Silich, of Murrysville; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jules and Margaret Hulings Delenne; paternal grandmother, Frances Belmay Silich; and an uncle, Dan Delenne. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 until services at 8 p.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Harold Mele in the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, Lower Burrell, PA 15068. Burial will be private. http://www.rusiewiczfh.com.
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Sucheck Staniscia, Phyllis J. 93

  • Salina
  • Born: 1921-04-19
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Corridoni, Avonmore | Get Directions
  • Phyllis Jane Edder Sucheck Staniscia, 93, of Salina, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center. She was born April 19, 1921, in Salina, daughter of the late George W. and Elsie May Stover Edder. Before her retirement, she was employed at Federal Laboratories in Saltsburg and also worked for numerous years in the cafeteria at Bell Elementary School. Phyllis was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Avonmore. Her home was her castle, and her kitchen was where she was the happiest. Making "goodies" for family and friends was her delight. She is survived by a daughter, Paula Katula, of Phoenix, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Stacy, Richard, Neil and Kelly; several great- grandchildren; two sisters, Neila Riggle and Jeannine Shoupe and her husband, John, all of Salina; numerous nieces and nephews; and two special great-nieces, with whom she spent a great deal of quality time, Jana Olson and Kiera Magalich. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Jean Drummond; her first husband, Frank Sucheck; her second husband, Albert Staniscia; a great-granddaughter, Leah Noel; and two brothers, L. McKay Edder and Norris Edder. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday July 30, 2014, in the KELLY L. CORRIDONI FUNERAL HOME LTD., 400 Indiana Ave., Avonmore. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Avonmore First Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Brad Edder officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery, Avonmore. To view and send online condolences, visit us at http://www.corridonifuneralhome.com.
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Yelich, Stephen M. 78

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1936-02-24
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Nickels, Herminie | Get Directions
  • Stephen M. "Steve" Yelich, 78, of West Newton, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Feb. 24, 1936, in Hutchinson, son of the late Marko and Mary (Tressa) Yelich. Steve was a member of St. Edward Church in Herminie. He was an avid sports fan. Spending time with his family and grandson, Ryan, was always a priority. He was the most loving, caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend and he will be dearly missed by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, William, Nicholas and Robert Yelich. Steve is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Dolores Vargo Yelich, of West Newton; his son, Stephen Yelich, of Tampa, Fla.; and his daughter, Stacey Yelich, of Herminie; his beloved grandson, Ryan Droske; two sisters, Catherine "Kay" Thompson, of Hutchinson, Patricia "Tisha" Heller and her husband, Jack, of West Newton; and numerous nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, 724-446-7251. a funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Edward Church, Herminie, with Father John J. Harrold as celebrant. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donation to St. Edward Church, 120 St. Edward Lane, Herminie, PA 15637, in memory of Steve.
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Armstrong County

Byers, Myrtle M. 92

  • Kiski Township
  • Born: 1922-05-05
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Curran-Shaffer, Apollo | Get Directions
  • Myrtle M. (Hilty) Byers, 92, of Kiski Township, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, in the Armstrong County Health Center, Kittanning. Born May 5, 1922, in Kiski Township, she was a daughter of the late John E. and Alice S. (Shotts) Hilty. Myrtle was a lifelong resident of Kiski Township and attended Apollo Free Methodist Church in Apollo. A homemaker, she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cooking and doing various crafts. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Charles Byers, Sr.; a son, Donald W. Byers; granddaughter, Dannielle Byers; two sisters, Betty Jean Hilty and Dorothy Francart; two stepsisters, Elvie Neal and Sarah Benninger; and a brother, George Hilty. Survivors include her daughter, Nancy (Richard) McCluske, of Kiski Township; son, Frank C. Byers Jr., of Kiski Township; two brothers, Alvin R. (Ruth) Hilty, of Oklahoma Borough, and John C. Hilty, of Kiski Township; five grandchildren, Jessica, Frank C. III, Jason, David J. and Caryn; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren, Bentley and Lily. Services were private and arrangements were entrusted to the care of the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo, PA 15613. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Crotallo, Jeanne 77

  • Leechburg
  • Born: 1937-05-23
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Clawson, Leechburg | Get Directions
  • Jeanne (Mateer) Crotallo, 77, of Leechburg, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. She was born May 23, 1937, in Sunnyside, to the late Ivan and Mae (Himes) Mateer. Jeanne was a beautician at the former Donald's Beauty Salon in Kiski Park Plaza and at the former J.C. Penney Salon in Lower Burrell. She was a member of Christ the King Parish in Gilpin Township. She was a graduate of Leechburg High School. She attended the Maison Felix Beauty School, enjoyed traveling, sewing, decorating, cooking, baking and spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her sons, Brad Strazzer, of Vandergrift, and Michael Strazzer, of Leechburg; daughter, Susan Petrilla (Michael), of Leechburg; granddaughter, Kira Karpinski; grandson, Gino Petrilla; great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Cody, Harlee and Chase Karpinski; and brother, Daniel Mateer (Billie), of Atlanta, Ga. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Crotallo Jr., on April 29, 2007; brother, Ivan Mateer and sister, Alberta "Dovie" Schumaker. Friends will be welcomed by her family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at CLAWSON FUNERAL and CREMATION CENTER, 170 Main St., Leechburg, 724-842-1051, where parting prayers of transfer will be held at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, followed by a Christian funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Christ The King Parish, Gilpin Township, with her pastor, the Rev. James H. Loew, O.S.B., officiating. Interment will follow in St. Catherine Cemetery, Gilpin Township. To send an online condolence to the Crotallo family, please visit http://www.clawsonfuneralhome.com.
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Dunderdale, Elinor 86

  • Rural Valley
  • Born: 1928-02-10
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Carson/Boyer, Rural Valley | Get Directions
  • Elinor Dunderdale, 86, of Rural Valley, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at her residence. She was born Feb. 10, 1928, to John and Anne (Hornibrook) Porter, in Chicago, Ill. She was a member of Hebron Presbyterian Church in Penn Hills. Elinor assisted her husband for years raising money for the East Liberty Family Healthcare Center. Elinor is survived by her two sons, Douglas A. (Adela) Dunderdale, of San Francisco, Calif., and David A. (Kim) Dunderdale, of Durham, N.C.; daughter, Katrina Lyn Dunderdale, of Verona; six grandchildren, Lucy, Nellie, Nora (Ian Kloo), Samuel, Sofia and Abraham; nephew, D.J. Williamson, of Anaheim, Calif.; and her Labradoodle, Teo. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Douglas Dunderdale, who died March 23, 2014; two sisters, Lillian Williamson and Constance Evelyn Porter; and a brother, Samuel Porter. Graveside services were held at Rural Valley Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the East Liberty Family Health Care Center, 6023 Harvard St., Pittsburgh, PA 15206. http://www.carsonboyer.com.
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Kalnik, Wilhelmina K. 96

  • Ford City
  • Born: 1918-03-24
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Mantini, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Wilhelmina K. "Billie" Kalnik, 96, of Ford City, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Our Family Home. She was born March 24, 1918, in Ford City, a daughter of the late Phillip Kovalovsky and Kristina Blahovic Kovalovsky, and wife of the late Stephen A. Kalnik, who died in 1998. She was a member of Christ Prince of Peace Parish, Sokol and was a former member of the Christian Mothers of Holy Trinity. Survivors include her sons, Steve and Joan Kalnik, of Ford City, and James G. Kalnik, of Ford City; two grandchildren, Lora and Ben Spohn, of Butler, and Tyler J. Kalnik, of Ford City; and a great-granddaughter, Laini Spohn. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Steve J. Faykosh, Clem G. Kovalovsky, Victor B. Kovalovsky, Fred A. Kovalovsky and Benjamin Robert Kovalovsky; and sisters, Otillie Kovalovsky, Isabelle H. Cechvala and Mary J. Crawford. Private viewing and funeral services will be held at the family's request. Arrangements by MANTINI FUNERAL HOME INC., Ford City.
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Shrock, Leroy H. 89

  • Dayton
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Carson/Boyer, Rural Valley | Get Directions
  • Leroy H. Shrock, 89, of Dayton, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Kittanning Care Center. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the CARSON/ BOYER FUNERAL HOME INC. in Rural Valley. A full obituary will appear in Wednesday's edition.
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Talleri, Joseph J. 82

  • Rural Valley
  • Born: 1932-06-05
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Carson/Boyer, Rural Valley | Get Directions
  • Joseph J. Talleri, 82, of Rural Valley, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Grey's Colonial Acres. He was born June 5, 1932, to Peter and Anna (Veseri) Talleri, in Yatesboro. Joseph worked for the Laborers Local 952. On May 28, 1954, he married Vista Stuchell. This year marked their 60th anniversary. He was a member of St. Mary, Mother of God, Roman Catholic Church, Yatesboro. Joe served in the Marines during the Korean War on the USS Midway. Joseph is survived by his wife, Vista; two sons, Joseph (Thuha) Talleri, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jerry (Dr. Sarah Whitehead) Talleri, of Boston, Mass.; five daughters, Terri (Pat) Seybert, of Buter, Tammy (Leonard) Kuffa, of Beyer, Lori McQuaid and friend, Terry Marshall, of Smicksburg, Luann (Joseph) Dalessio, of Tampa, Fla., and Joni Sabri, of Naples, Fla.; brother, Peter Talleri, of Butler; two sisters, Emma Bestvina, of Chicago, Ill., and Phyllis Holt, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; 14 grandchildren, Jeremy (Samantha), Alisha, Ryan (Holly), Joel, Sydni, Joseph T., Emily, Danielle, Joseph D., William, Nicholas, Ali, Khalid and Sarah; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Tony Talleri; and four sisters, Agusta, Adeline, Maryann and Nancy. Funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from St. Mary, Mother of God Roman Catholic Church, Yatesboro, with the Rev. Douglas Durola officiating. Burial will take place in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Yatesboro. http://www.carsonboyer.com.
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Uplinger, Hazel G. 88

  • Kittanning
  • Born: 1926-06-21
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Carson/Boyer, Rural Valley | Get Directions
  • Hazel G. Uplinger, 88, of Kittanning, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital. She was born June 21, 1926, to Harry and Ethel (Ramer) Ramer, in Cowanshannock Township. She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ. Hazel is survived by her daughter, Lois (Leroy) Yount, of Kittanning; granddaughter, Annette (James) Shreckengost, of Adrian; great-grandson, Brady Shreckengost, of Adrian; two cousins, Mary Lou Cogley, of Kittanning, and Janet and Richard Wilding, of Canada; and a niece, Doris (Larry) Songer, of Greensburg. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ford A. Uplinger, who died April 29, 2001; and two sisters, Mary Miller and Betty Walker. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at CARSON/BOYER FUNERAL HOME INC., 724 Main St., Rural Valley. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the funeral home with the Rev. Jack Peters officiating. Burial will take place in the Salem (Hills) United Church of Christ Cemetery. http://www.carsonboyer.com.
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Butler County

Anderson, Dorothy M. 75

  • West Sunbury
  • Born: 1939-02-28
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Young, West Sunbury | Get Directions
  • Dorothy Mae Wegner Anderson, 75, of West Sunbury, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Arbors at St. Barnabas in Gibsonia. Dorothy was born Feb. 28, 1939, in Allegheny County. She was the daughter of the late Charles E. Wegner and the late Eleanor Bruce Wegner. She was a graduate of Tarentum High School and had been employed as a histology technician at the Allegheny Valley Hospital. After relocating to this area, she became a member of the Mt. Chestnut Presbyterian Church and had been employed as a telephone operator at the Butler VA Hospital until her retirement in 1986. Dorothy is survived by her brother, Charles E. (Linda) Wegner Jr., of Harrisville; two nephews, Charles E. Wegner III and Robert Scott (Lisa) Wegner; and three great-nieces, Ivy, Emma and Lydia. Dorothy was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard Anderson, whom she married Sept. 19, 1985 and who passed away July 5, 2013. Private burial was in West Sunbury Union Cemetery. A combined memorial service for Richard and Dorothy Anderson will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Mt. Chestnut Presbyterian Church, 727 W. Old 422, Butler, with the Rev. Jeff Curtis, her pastor, officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the WILLIAM F. YOUNG FUNERAL HOME, 132 Main St., West Sunbury. If desired, online condolences may be submitted at http://www.williamfyoungfh.com.
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Beadling, William 54

  • Saxonburg
  • Born: 1960-04-15
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Fox, Saxonburg | Get Directions
  • William "Bill" Beadling, 54, of Saxonburg, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. Born April 15, 1960, he was the son of the late Jack and Helen (Holub) Beadling. Bill was a 1978 graduate of Springdale High School. He worked in production for PPG in Springdale. He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved fishing and hunting. Bill also loved Pittsburgh sports teams: Steelers, Penguins, Pirates and University of Pittsburgh. He enjoyed boating and spending time with his family and grandsons. Surviving are his loving wife of 30 years, Donna (Mariotti) Beadling; his daughters, Lisa Beadling, of Saxonburg, and Amy (Tyler Lesseski) Beadling, of Squirrel Hill; his grandsons, Hunter and Owen Bartley, both of Saxonburg; his sisters, Jackie Phanco, of San Diego, Calif., Judy Kinard, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., and Donna Deihm, of Harwick; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Debbie Hochbein; and his mother-in-law, Betty Mariotti. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the FOX FUNERAL HOME INC., 410 W. Main St., Saxonburg. Interment will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Greenwood Memorial Park.
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Fayette County

Bradley, Terry L. 75

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1938-12-26
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Fink, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Terry Lee Bradley, 75, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 26, 2014, at home. He was born Dec. 26, 1938, in Connellsville, a son of the late Harry E. and Sara (Martin) Bradley. Terry was a graduate of Connellsville High School Class of 1956 and was an Air Force veteran. He began his career as a printer by working with Williamhouse for several years. Later, he worked for Little Printing in Uniontown until becoming part owner of Bethlen Printing, Ligonier, where he retired after 20 years of service. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Roseann (Snyder) Bradley; two daughters, Carol Ann and Mary Kay Bradley; a son, Robert Lee Bradley; sister, Geraldine Prinkey; brother, Robert Bradley, all of Connellsville; and also many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, and from 9 a.m. until the hour of his funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.
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Heater, Willow N.

  • Connellsville
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Baby Willow Nadine Heater, three months, of Connellsville, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. Arrangements are under the direction of the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. 1st St., West Side, Connellsville, and will be announced when complete. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at http://www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Helms, Elinor R. 77

  • South Connellsville
  • Born: 1936-11-25
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Elinor Rae "Ellie" Helms, 77, of South Connellsville, died Monday, July 28, 2014, in the Baldock Health Care Centre, North Huntingdon Township, after a long battle with cancer. Ellie was born Nov. 25, 1936, in South Connellsville, a daughter of the late Walter Glenn and Mildred Eicher Helms. Ellie was born and raised in South Connellsville, where she lived her entire life. She was a 1954 graduate of Connellsville High School and she was very active with her class reunion committee. She was a very active member of the Albright United Methodist Church where she was very loving to her church friends and family. She was the sole proprietor of Elinor Rae's Beauty Salon where she worked since 1965. She is survived by her only niece, Lisa M. Brown, of Irwin, with whom she was very close to; a nephew, Thomas G. Brown, of Greensburg; great-nieces and nephews, Lindsay and Jacob Westwood, of Irwin, and Sara and Thomas Brown, of Illinois. Ellie also greatly loved her pet cat, Meme. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Janice Fae Helms. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Steven Lamb officiating. Interment will be in the Hill Grove Cemetery. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Petro, Patsy P. 94

  • Uniontown
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Kezmarsky, Uniontown | Get Directions
  • Patsy Paul Petro, 94, Uniontown, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, in the Uniontown Hospital. He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Sara J. (Franks) Petro; and loving daughters, Mary Ann (James Grossman, of San Francisco), Patricia (Sam Gulino) and Paula (Dan O'Connell), of Uniontown; four grandchildren and one great-grandson; as well as his brothers-in-law, Julius Franks and Ralph and Monica Franks, of Uniontown; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Anna Petro; a brother, Anthony; and a sister, Marie. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in STEPHEN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Ave., Uniontown. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church, with Monsignor Michael W. Matusak, V.F., pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown. Parish wake will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, and the Altar Society will recite the rosary immediately following. The Sons of Italy will conduct their ritual at 7:30 p.m. Family suggests that memorial contributions in Patsy's memory be made to St. Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church, 61 Mill St., Uniontown, PA 15401 or the Pirates Charities at http://www.pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com.
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Richter, Wilma A. 93

  • Normalville
  • Born: 1921-03-17
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Wilma A. Richter, 93, of Normalville RD1, died Monday, July 28, 2014, in Sunshine Estates Personal Care Home, Connellsville. She was born March 17, 1921, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late George and Ellen (Lyberger) Campbell. Wilma was Protestant by faith. She enjoyed cooking, tending to her flower garden, bird watching and the outdoors. Wilma is survived by three sons, Paul F. Richter and wife, Betty, Ray C. "Pete" Richter and wife, Linda S., and Michael L. Richter and wife, Teresa, all of Normalville RD1; two daughters, Ellen Byers and husband, William, and Patricia Bowers and husband, Harry, all of Belle Vernon; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a special daughter-in-law, Nettie Laws, of Normalville; and several nephews and nieces. Wilma was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, Wilma was predeceased by her husband, Charles A. "Chick" Richter, in 1996; a daughter-in-law, Nettie Richter; a brother; and four sisters. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and until noon Thursday, the hour of service with Pastor William "Ed" Nicholson officiating, in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. 1st St., West Side, Connellsville. Interment will follow in Normalville Cemetery. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at http://www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Washington County

Yablonsky, Ann 94

  • McMurray
  • Died: 2014-07-24
  • Funeral Home: Cremation Funeral Care, McMurray | Get Directions
  • Ann Yablonsky, 94, of McMurray, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 24, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Stephen Yablonsky; loving mother of Joanne (Ken) Davis and Andrew, Gail and Mark Yablonsky; sister of Cecille Hein, Valerie Domitrovic, Jay Senko and the late Julia Senko and Vera Hartle; and dear grandmother of Lyle, Sarn, Zachary and Ansel. Ann was a graduate of Duquesne University, class of 1941. She loved to spend time sewing, collecting antique glass and caring for her family and home. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at CREMATION and FUNERAL CARE, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, in St. Patrick's Church, 317 W. Pike St., Canonsburg, PA 15317. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, North Versailles Township. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania, 105 Braunlich Drive, Suite 200, McKnight Plaza, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, http://www.namiswpa.org. Please view and sign the family's online guestbook at http://www.cremationfuneralcare.com.
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Elsewhere

Kelly, Mary Ellen 83

  • Summerfield, Fla.
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Hiers-Baxley, Ocala | Get Directions
  • Mary Ellen Kelly, 83, of Summerfield, Fla., passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, in her residence. Mrs. Kelly was born in Citizens General Hospital, New Kensington. She was a registered nurse in both Pennsylvania and Florida worked until she retired in Florida. She then became the nurse in her community, always helping her neighbors. Her final passion was gardening. She created a beautiful yard, full of plants and flowers. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family and eating -- especially ice cream. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa D. Kelly, of Summerfield, Fla.; two grandsons, SSGT. Kelly H. Garmer, of San Diego, Calif., and Austin J. Kelly, of Florida; and brother, Calvin McElroy, of Apollo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond M. McElroy and Mamie E. Slonaker McElroy Yockey; husband, Francis R. Kelly; daughter, Nancy G. Kelly; and brother, Raymond M. McElroy. There will be no services, upon her request. Arrangements by HIERS-BAXLEY FUNERAL SERVICES, The Villages, Fla. Please make donations to Hospice of Marion County. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.hiers-baxley.com.
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Thompson, Shari M. 67

  • Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Born: 1946-08-26
  • Died: 2014-07-23
  • Funeral Home: Metcalf Jonkhoff, Grand Rapids | Get Directions
  • Shari M. Thompson, 67, of Grand Rapids, Mich., passed away suddenly Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at her home. Shari was born Aug. 26, 1946, in Connellsville, to parents George and Elaine Marie (Donnadio) Morell. She graduated from Connellsville High School in 1964 and then graduated from the Saginaw Business Institute. Shari worked as an executive secretary for Bourroughs Corporation and the Peoria, Ill., County Health Department in Peoria, Ill. She was united in marriage to her husband, Steven R. Thompson, who survives, April 12, 1969, in Ubly, Mich. She is also survived by her sister, Dian Holdship; sisters-in-law, Janet (Ed) Brown and Gay (Ernest) Linz; nephews, Bill Holdship, Barry (Debby) Holdship and Jeff (Ardith) Brown; her niece, Gigi (Jeff) VanErp; and also five great-nieces and nephews. Friends may meet the family from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the METCALF AND JONKHOFF FUNERAL CHAPEL, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 2750 Burton St. SE, with Monsignor Ernest Schneider as celebrant. Interment at Graceland Memorial Park. For those who wish memorials may be made to Retinitis Pigmentosa International, P.O. Box 900, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-0900. The family is being served by Metcalf and Jonkhoff Funeral Service, 4291 Cascade Road SE at Kenmoor, East of I-96. http://www.metcalfandjonkhoff.com.
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