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‘Voice of Pittsburgh’ was proud of Mon Valley roots

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Kathy J. Kerestes, a pioneering broadcaster known to her audiences as “Mon Valley Minnie” and “The Voice of Pittsburgh,” died Saturday, May 23, 2015, in ...

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Colledge, Clyde I. 89

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Clyde I. Colledge, 89, of Penn Hills, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Amber Woods in Harmarville. He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret "Peg" Colledge, who died May 1, 2015. He was the dear father of Charles J., of Penn Hills, Clyde Richard Colledge, of Pittsburgh, and Carol I. (Scott) Sibley, of King of Prussia; brother of Vernon (late Marilyn) Colledge, of West Deer Township, and the late Louise E. Arthur, Aldeane Dubrosky and James A. Colledge; and grandfather of Elisabeth, Daniel, Michael and Nilda. Clyde was a member of Verona Presbyterian Church and served in the Army during World War II. Friends and relatives will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Thursday with his pastor, the Rev. Brian Diebold, at BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Entombment will be in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Indiana Township. Family suggests memorials to Verona Presbyterian Church, S. Ave. Verona, PA 15147. Visit us at www.burket-truby.com.
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Connor, W. Neale 89

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Beinhauer, Dormont | Get Directions
  • W. Neale Connor, 89, of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, May 24, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Shirley J. Connor; loving father of Wesley (Sally) Connor, Tracy Connor and Alan (Jennifer) Connor; stepfather of Kandy (Mervin) Noyce, Kristy (Tom) Slavicek and the late Kathy (Al, survives) Meyers; grandfather of 13; great-grandfather of 11; and brother of Stanley (Eleanor) Connor. He was preceded in death by a grandson. Neale served in the Navy during World War II. He and his wife operated three microwave cooking stores. Neale was also an engineer for PPG Industries for many years. Funeral arrangements are by BEINHAUERS, 412-531-4000. Friends are welcome from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at 2630 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont, PA 15216. Services will be held at a time to be announced Thursday in the funeral home. Entombment will be in Allegheny County Memorial Park. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A., Harmony Foundation International, 110 Seventh Ave. N., Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37203. Please add and view tributes at www.beinhauer.com.
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Dillon, Ryan M. 23

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Ryan M. Dillon, 23, of Monroeville, tragically passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015. He was the beloved son of Ronald F. Dillon Sr. and Jeanine (Signorini) Dillon; brother of Ronald F. Dillon Jr. and Nathan R. Dillon; loving grandson of Donna (the late August) Signorini, Vera H. Perry (David) and William R. Dillon Sr.; godson of Barbara Wright; also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at the Garden City United Methodist Church, 500 Laurel Drive, Monroeville. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, in the church. Interment following in Restland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Garden City United Methodist Church, greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE. www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Dudeck, Richard J. 76

  • Gibsonia
  • Born: 1939-02-16
  • Died: 2015-05-22
  • Funeral Home: McDonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Richard J. Dudeck, 76, of Gibsonia and Cape Canaveral, Fla., formerly of Rochester, N.Y., died Friday afternoon, May 22, 2015, in UPMC Passavant, McCandless. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., Feb. 16, 1939, he was a son of the late Michael and Anna Damczek Dudeck. A graduate of Manhattan University, Richard was an information systems analyst and manager for Eastman Kodak for 30 years. After retirement, he continued his education to become a certified financial planner and did financial planning. He was a member of St. Kilian Church. He was an avid golfer and coin collector, but he especially treasured the times spent with his family. Surviving are his wife, Madeleine Falcone Dudeck, whom he married on July 7, 1962; a daughter, Christine Valenta and her husband, Paul, of Gibsonia; a son, Richard J. Dudeck Jr. and his wife, Rhonda, of Tulsa, Okla.; and his grandchildren, Riley and Leslie Barnes, Garrett and Perrin Dudeck and Michaela and Nicholas Valenta. He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Dudeck II. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Kilian Church, corner of Clark and Cherry streets, Mars Borough, with Father Charles Bober, pastor, as celebrant. Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of St. Kilian Church, 7076 Franklin Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Earl, Edmond E. 103

  • Millvale
  • Died: 2015-05-23
  • Funeral Home: Hahn, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Edmond E. Earl, 103, lifelong resident of Millvale, died Saturday, May 23, 2015. He worked many years as a yard foreman for Blawnox. He was the beloved husband for more than 60 years to his favorite girl, Jewel (Gorso); loving uncle to many nieces and nephews as well as grand-nieces and nephews; and loving and loyal friend to many who fondly knew him as "Uncle Ed". After celebrating 103 years of his life, he is going back to his Jewel's arms. He will be greatly missed. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the HAHN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 123 N. Ave.,(next to Holy Spirit Parish), Millvale. Services will be at noon Wednesday.
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Faulkner, Jack D. 80

  • Lincoln Place
  • Died: 2015-05-23
  • Funeral Home: Green, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Jack D. "Sammy" Faulkner, 80, of Lincoln Place, died Saturday, May 23, 2015. He was the loving husband of 54 years to Louise J. (Chorey) Faulkner; beloved father of Cynthia A. (Dale) Shirley, of Monroeville, and Amy L. Faulkner, of Lincoln Place; brother of Carol Paternoster and Robert C. (Patricia) Faulkner, of Bridgeville; cherished grandfather of Ryan P. Srnik, of Monroeville; and step-grandfather of Deanna Camut, Dana Grimes and Derek Shirley. Jack was a retired captain of the City of Pittsburgh Firefighters, former director of Pennsylvania Fire Academy in Lewistown, and an Army veteran. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall, 412-461-6394, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Special Olympics.
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Glew, Richard T. 92

  • Monroeville
  • Born: 1923-01-25
  • Died: 2015-05-22
  • Funeral Home: Pearce, Pitcairn | Get Directions
  • Richard T. "Dick" Glew, 92, of the Monroeville, Pitcairn area, died Friday, May 22, 2015. Dick was born Jan. 25, 1923, in Trafford, and was the son of the late George S. and Anna Violet (Brickel) Glew. He was the husband of Esther Jane (Wesley) Glew; father of Kenneth W. and Thomas J. Glew, of Monroeville; brother of the late Dorothea Vivian Heckman, of California; uncle of Harry A. Wesley, Karen L. (Don) Dlugos, Laurie J. (Tim) Saporito and Eric Heckman; and cousin of Gareth "Gary" (Evelyn) Baker, of Ohio, and Barry Brickell. Dick was a World War II Army Air Force veteran as a radio man and waist gunner on a B24 in the South Pacific. He was a letter carrier in Pitcairn and Monroeville for more than 30 years; and also secretary of Tyrian Lodge 612 Free and Accepted Masons for 33 years and a member of Valley Lodge 613 Free and Accepted Masons. He was also a member of Highland Ave. United Methodist Church until it closed, then a member of Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church P.C.A. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the WM. O. PEARCE FUNERAL HOME INC., 318 Wall Ave., Pitcairn. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church P.C.A., 398 Hochberg Road, Monroeville, with the Rev. Richard Lang, officiating. Everyone please meet at church.
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Gray, Mary Jane

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2015-05-23
  • Funeral Home: Spriggs Watson, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Mary Jane (Randolph) Gray, of Pittsburgh, passed peacefully Saturday, May 23, 2015. Beloved wife of the late John E. Gray, she is survived by four generations of nieces and nephews; and sisters-in-law, Allene Alston, of Pittsburgh, and Lorena Randolph, of Uniontown; She was preceded in death by siblings, Arnold and Alice Randolph, Gladys Marshall, Sarah Stewart and Alexander Randolph. Visitation from 10 a.m. until noon Wednesday, followed immediately by service at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 7220 Bennett St. Everyone please meet at the church. Arrangements entrusted to SPRIGGS and WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 720 N. Lang Ave., Pittsburgh.
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Hanson, William F. 74

  • Wilkins Township
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • William F. "Bill" Hanson, 74, of Wilkins Township, died Sunday, May 24, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Roberta (Bogovich) Hanson for 55 years; loving father of Bill (Mariah) Hanson, of Oil City, Robert (Ruth) Hanson and Jennifer (Mark) Skladany, all of Wilkins Township; proud grandfather of Bob Hanson and Chloe Noah; brother of Sally (John) Trinchero, of Turtle Creek, Jack (Debbie) Hanson, of Wilkins Township, Patrick (Tina) Hanson, of Delmont, Ruth McClelland, of Turtle Creek, and the late Laura Falcocchio and late Frank Hanson. Bill was a retired employee of Westinghouse, Research and Development site in Churchill. He was a fishing enthusiast, especially at Lake Erie angling for steelhead, bass and walleye. His most enjoyment, however, came while spending time with his family. Friends welcome from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Colman Church. Bill will be laid to rest in Church Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Family Hospice, 55 Moffet St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243. www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Klimek, Patricia 70

  • North Versailles , Formerly of Clairton
  • Born: 1945-01-23
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Patricia Klimek, 70, of North Versailles, formerly of Clairton, died Sunday, May 24, 2015. She was born in McKeesport on Jan. 23, 1945, and is the daughter of the late John and Roberta Soncini Patrick. She is survived by her husband, Randy; sons, William (Laura) Klimek, of Elizabeth, and Randy (Shannon Smith) Klimek, of Clairton; grandson, Daniel; brother, Ronald (Sharon) Patrick, of Wheatfield, Ind.; and her faithful companions, Gizmo and Bella. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, John Patrick. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel and officiated by Father Kevin Dominik.
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Kormosh Jr., Joseph 83

  • West Mifflin
  • Died: 2015-05-25
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Joseph Kormosh Jr., 83, West Mifflin, departed peacefully Monday, May 25, 2015. He was the beloved and devoted husband of the late Helen E. (DiLucia) Kormosh; beloved and devoted father of Matthew J. Kormosh, Lynn (Kormosh) Sullivan and Joseph M. Kormosh; brother of Dorothy Jean (Kormosh) Haberle; son of the late Mary and Joseph "Ike" Kormosh; and is also survived by four beautiful and beloved grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Joseph was born May 24, 1932, and attended Munhall High School. Joseph joined the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and Army Reserves in 1948 as Private E2 and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He served at the Nike Ajax and Nike Hercules missile battery as Commander, and received numerous honors, commendations and medals. He retired as Lieutenant Colonel. Joseph also retired from Motor Coils Inc. in Braddock, and was proprietor of K and K Maintenance. Joseph was a recipient of the Pilgrim Award from the Loyal Order of Moose. Joseph was a parishioner at Resurrection Church in West Mifflin, member of the American Legion Post 0915, life member of Homeville Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, life member of Thompson Run Athletic Association and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 60. Joseph wishes his family, friends, military associates, grass cutting customers and all others good luck and health, and prayed for God's blessing for all of you. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Resurrection Church, West Mifflin. www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Kosmal, Virginia 97

  • Formerly of Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1917-12-29
  • Died: 2015-05-22
  • Funeral Home: Cicholski-Zidek, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Virginia Kosmal, 97, of Chippewa, formerly of Natrona Heights, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015, at Elmcroft of Chippewa, Chippewa. She was born Dec. 29, 1917, in Natrona, the daughter of the late Samuel and Estelle Fish Simpson. Virginia worked as a crane operator at Allegheny Ludlum Steel in Brackenridge and as a clerk at the former Horne's Department Store in Natrona Heights. She was of the Methodist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony L. Kosmal, on Aug. 3, 2003. Virginia, along with her late husband, taught round and square dancing. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and dancing. Virginia is survived by her children, Ethel (Austin) Cleis, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Ronald (Sandy) Kosmal, of Chippewa; seven grandchildren, Barbara (Mike) McDonald, Richard Cleis, Debra Cleis Tate, Eric (Brooke) Kosmal, Cathy Kosmal Petropulos, Kevin (Tracey) Kosmal and Gina Kosmal (Adrianne Zimny); nine great-grandchildren; and by two great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights, 724-224-8688, where funeral ceremonies will be held at 1 p.m. Friday. Officiating will be the Rev. Rod Smith. Entombment will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery Mausoleum, Natrona Heights. To send an online condolence, please visit www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.
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Kovalyak, George S. 83

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1931-10-15
  • Died: 2015-05-23
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • George S. Kovalyak, 83, of West Mifflin, formerly of Clairton, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, in the Center for Compassionate Care, Mt. Lebanon. Born Oct. 15, 1931, in Clairton, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Faron) Kovalyak. George retired from U.S. Steel Irvin Works where he worked in the refrigeration and air conditioning department. He was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Clairton and its Holy Name Society, an Army veteran where he served as a sergeant in the Korean War and was a member of the VFW Post No. 803 in Clairton. George enjoyed golfing in both the Topsy Golf League at Seven Springs and the Happy Hackers at South Park Golf Course. George is survived by his wife of 58 years, Irene (Iski) Galiyas Kovalyak; daughter, Terri Michell, of Bethel Park; son, George R. Kovalyak, of West Mifflin; stepson, Mitchell E. (Mary Jo) Galiyas, of Coraopolis; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Joseph Kovalyak, of Palm Coast, Fla., James Kovalyak, of Easley, S.C., and Michael Kovalyak, of Clairton; sisters, Betty Trepanowski, of Glassport, Mary Zaken, of Elizabeth Township, and Ann Chargo, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; also nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Paul and John Kovalyak. Friends will be received from 2 until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025, 412-233-5700. A Parastas service will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church. (Everyone please meet at the church.) Burial will follow at Ascension Cemetery, Clairton. The family would like to thank the staff at Family Hospice and Palliative Care for the compassion and attention given to George and would like memorial contributions sent to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffet St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Lyle, Ruth 74

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Hahn, Millvale | Get Directions
  • Ruth Lyle, 74, of Ross Township, died Sunday, May 24, 2015. She was the wife of 54 years to Paul J. Lyle; mother of Kim (Tom) Zurcher, Jeff Lyle, Karen (John) Glatz and Michelle Lyle; grandmother of Zack (Mary Jane) Zurcher, Russell Zurcher, Amanda and Ryan Lyle, Rebecca, Jake, Carly, Ben and Christopher Glatz; and sister of Pat Brashier, Mary Lou (Bob) Butcher and the late Bill (Marilyn) Stewart. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the HAHN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 123 North Ave. (next to Holy Spirit Parish), Millvale. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Spirit Church.
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McClelland, Diane 74

  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Diane McClelland, 74, passed on to God at St. Margaret's Hospital on May 24, 2015, after lengthy complications from a broken hip. Left behind are her husband, Richard, who loves her greatly. Diane was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., as the daughter of Glenn and Harry Davidson. Diane subsequently met her husband, Richard, while a student nurse at Lutheran Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. The above photo is how her husband of 52 years prefers to remember her when they first met. Diane went on to public health nursing until her daughter, Allyson, was born. Diane will be greatly missed by her husband, daughter and granddaughter, Abey, and her many friends. Her sunny disposition and wise council were without peer. Diane was a breast cancer survivor and would have requested in lieu of flowers that contributions be sent to a related charity. Viewing will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township, 412-364-4444, where a funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Additional visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. Wednesday until time of service. Condolences may be offered at www.brandtfuneralhome.com.
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Mentzer, Anna M. 96

  • Reserve Township
  • Died: 2015-05-23
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Anna M. (Snyder) Mentzer, 96, of Reserve Township, died Saturday, May 23, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond A. Mentzer; mother of Raymond A. (Beth) Mentzer, Mary A. Mentzer and Joanne G. (Bob) Evers; proud grandmother of Sarah (Ben) Gist and John (Amanda) Mentzer; dear great-grandmother of Alexander, Natalie, Stella and Calvin; and sister of Joan Reder and Margaret Weidner. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Athanasius Church. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to a charity of your choice. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Miller, John G.

  • Bellevue
  • Died: 2015-05-25
  • Funeral Home: Miller, Bellevue | Get Directions
  • John G. "Jack" Miller, of Bellevue, died at home Monday, May 25, 2015, after a long illness, surrounded by his children. He was the husband of the late Betty (Menigat) Miller for 60 happy years. He is survived by his loving children, Larry (Patti) Miller, the Rev. Robert J. Miller, Carol (Roy) Heil, Marty Miller, Paul (Jackie) Miller, Elizabeth (Brendan) McGuire and Patrick (Tina) Miller. He adored being "Pap-Pap" to Sarah (DJ), Brad, Eric (Amanda), Garrett (Sawyer), Dan, Justin, Brian, Julie, Katie, Martin, Jack, Patrick, Mia, Nina and Nicholas; great-grandfather of Halle; and also "Pap-Pap" to Ian, Danielle and AJ. Jack is also survived by his brother, Thomas F. Miller (Ginny), of Kennedy Township; a dear friend, Patte Hollenberger; and many nieces and nephews. He was the devoted son of the late C.F. and Helen Purcell Miller. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC. 460 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at a time to be announced Friday in the Church of the Assumption, Bellevue. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Assumption Church, Assumption School or the Assumption St. Vincent DePaul Society. He was a retired employee of H.J. Heinz Company after 41 years and served our country in the Navy during World War II. www.ltmillerfuneralhome.com.
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Morgan, Marie A. 97

  • Sewickley , Formerly of Kennedy Township
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Hershberger-Stover, Crafton | Get Directions
  • Marie A. (Metzger) Morgan, 97, of The Masonic Village of Sewickley, formerly of Kennedy Township and McKees Rocks, died Sunday, May 24, 2015. She was the wife of the late Harold E.; beloved mother of Alon (Tom) Stevens and Nancy (Bill) Pearson; dear grandmother of Kimberly (Bill) Leamon and Kevin (Michele) Stevens; great-grandfather of Laramie and Angelie Leamon and Tye Stevens; and is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Martin and Nadine Metzger and Thelma Blair. The family expresses its heartfelt gratitude to all the staff of Masonic Village of Sewickley for their wonderful care and great compassion. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the HERSHBERGER-STOVER INC. FUNERAL HOME, 170 Noble Ave., Crafton, where funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. If desired, memorials may be sent to the Masonic Village at Sewickley, 1000 Masonic Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143 or to Christ Community Church, 900 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks, PA 15136.
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Nelson, Dolores P. 87

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1927-07-07
  • Died: 2015-05-23
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Dolores P. Nelson, 87, of McKeesport, died Saturday, May 23, 2015. She was born July 7, 1927, in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Joseph and Vera (Paranick) Boylan. She is the wife of the late Robert Nelson, of 63 years, and was a homemaker. Dolores was a member of "cleaning crew" at former St. Pius Roman Catholic Church for many years and an active member of her high school class of 1945 reunion committee. She was an avid bowler and traveler, spending many vacations in Florida with her husband. Left to cherish her kind spirit are numerous cousins and many dear friends. Services will be held at noon Wednesday at Corpus Christi Church, 2515 Versailles Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132, with Father Michael Maranowski officiating. Arrangements are being handled by STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177).
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Nider, George R. 85

  • Shadyside
  • Died: 2015-05-22
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • George Robert Nider, 85, of Shadyside, died Friday, May 22, 2015. He was the beloved spouse of Robert Pardi, his partner of 33 years; cherished brother of Ralph Nider and his wife, Licinia Nider. His loving nephew, Steve Nider and his wife, Kate Herman, grieve for him along with George's niece, Elaine Nider Lambert, and George's great-nieces, Isabella and Alessandra Nider, who brought George much happiness late in life. An endlessly kind neighbor affectionately known as "Uncle George" to all whose lives he touched, George had been an outstanding educator in Long Island, N.Y.; for the past 50 years; his students have still kept in touch. For his service during the Korean War, George was awarded a Silver Star, UN Medal. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at MCCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, www.mccabebrothers.com, 6214 Walnut St., Shadyside, where funeral will commence at 9 a.m. Thursday followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer's Foundation of America, www.alzfdn.org or AMFAR, www.amfar.org.
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Parker, Doris G. 76

  • Highland Park
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: DAlessandro, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Doris G. Parker, 76, of Highland Park, died Sunday, May 24, 2015. She was the beloved life partner of the Rev. Linda H. Lawson; loving mother of Kathryn "Kitty" (Terrence) O'Toole, Theresa Parker, Barbara Angel, Patricia Parker and the late Maurice Parker; grandmother of Jacqueline O'Toole, J.J. and Josh Parker, Christina Carmody, Tiffani Angel, Mia Hartz and the late Joseph Bungo and Michael O'Toole; and sister of Robert Godwin, Joanne Ritchey, Patricia Carr, Joseph Godwin and Margaret Barncord. Doris was a proud veteran with the Women's Army Corps. She loved animals, traveling and good food. Visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. until the time of prayers at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the D'ALESSANDRO FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., Butler at 46th streets, Lawrenceville. www.dalessandroltd.com.
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Pomay, Gertrude M. 91

  • Duquesne
  • Born: 1923-10-04
  • Died: 2015-05-23
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Gertrude M. (Vitai) Pomay, 91, of Duquesne, died Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Baldwin Health Center. Born Oct. 4, 1923, in Hays, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Mihislana) Vitai. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Duquesne. She was the beloved wife of 60 years to the late Louis S. Pomay; mother of Francis "Fran" (Sharon) Pomay, of Greenock; and grandmother of William (Kristin) Hutchison and Lindsey (Dan) Duda. Also surviving are nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Joseph Vitai, George Vitai, Nicholas Vitai, Elizabeth Bowersox and Helen Rudman. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. Blessing service will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 28, 2015, in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski as celebrant. Interment in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
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Quaglia Sr., Victor T. 88

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Victor T. Quaglia Sr., 88, longtime Monroeville resident, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of 61 years to the late Margaret O. (Kovacs) Quaglia; loving father of Ronald (former daughter-in-law, Gillian) Quaglia, Daniel (Cathy) Quaglia and Victor T. (Durelle) Quaglia Jr.; proud grandfather of Nathan, Nicola, Nicholas, Matthew, Lydia and Andrea; dear brother of Joanna (the late Hewitt) Eirhart and Robert (Alfie) Quaglia; and brother-in-law of Louise Bingaman. Victor was a World War II wounded combat veteran, serving with the Sixth Marine Division on Okinawa, where he received a Purple Heart. He worked for many years as a registered master plumber with R.W. Mills before becoming a general maintenance employee for Westinghouse AESD in Large, from which he retired. Victor was an original member of St. Bernadette Parish, an avid bowler and a longtime member of Nesbit's Senior Bowling League. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL), corner of 445 Beatty Road and 48 North, Monroeville, 412-856-4747. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Bernadette Parish, with military honors to follow. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Roth, Emma M. 89

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Emma M. Yobst Roth, 89, of Shaler Township, died Sunday, May 24, 2015. She was the wife of the late George H. Roth; daughter of the late John J. and Ema Yobst; sister of James Yobst (Florence), Robert and Harry Yobst and the late Walter and John Yobst; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 until the time of the blessing service at 8 p.m. Tuesday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested in memory of Emma and Peppy to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Please visit us at www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Runco, Dr. Angelo S. 88

  • Highland Park
  • Died: 2015-05-21
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe Bros, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Angelo S. Runco, M.D., 88, of Highland Park, died Thursday, May 21, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Marjorie (Boehmer) Runco; father of Paul, Robert (Sherry), Carol Emmons, Mark (Nora), John (Kelly), David and Thomas (Hollybeth) and the late Mary Ellen Jesse; grandfather of Stephen and Chris Emmons and Michael, Maddy, Lincoln, Ben, Ally, Killian and Ravenna Runco; brother of affection to Theresa, Tony and Sam Runco; also survived by many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews. Dr. Runco was a much-loved and greatly respected pediatrician who practiced in the East End for more than six decades. Friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, www.mccabebrothers.com, 6214 Walnut St., Shadyside, where funeral will commence at 9 a.m. Wednesday, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Dr. Runco's memory to The Children's Home of Pittsburgh: www.childrenshomepgh.org/donate-now-sup.
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Schmitz, William C. 89

  • McCandless
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Simons, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • William C. Schmitz, 98, died roller skating in North Park when attempting to escape his "keeper." He strayed from the pedestrian path onto the roadway and hit a speed bump. That's how Bill wanted his obituary to open. He died May 24, 2015, at the age of 89. He was born to William M. Schmitz and Elsie (Rueckert) Schmitz. His sister, Marie, died at the age of 12 when he was 9. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ruth (Mayer) Schmitz, whose love was the most important thing in his life; two daughters, Linda S. Lindgren and Dianne M. Buirge; two sons-in-law, Bob Lindgren and Timothy Buirge; and two wonderful grandchildren, Brian Buirge and Elsa Lindgren. William was a World War II veteran and was awarded a Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart, Bronze Star for Bravery Under Fire, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two Battle Stars, Pacific Theater Ribbon with two Battle Stars, and an Arrowhead for making two amphibious landings in the Philippines and Okinawa. He spent nine months in Army hospitals recovering from leg wounds and was not bashful about using his misfortune when he was negotiating his handicap on the first tee of a golf match. He was a tough negotiator. After graduating from Case-Western Reserve with a degree in mechanical engineering, William worked for 30 years at U.S. Steel and retired at age 52 from the position of corporate manager of production methods. After retirement, he did part-time consulting work for domestic and foreign steel producers. With his free time he played golf, gardened and became a successful investor. He took his extended family on vacations and to fancy restaurants and took his grandson, Brian, on trips around the city. He was also crazy about his granddaughter, Elsa, who lives in New Hampshire, but visited often with her grandparents in Pittsburgh. "GrampBill" was always there when anyone in the family needed something. Need a house? An argument? An automobile? A plumber? A college education? An electrician? A carpenter? A chewing out? You never needed to even ask. GrampBill knew and provided. We miss GrampBill! Visitation begins at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 28, 2015, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1965 Ferguson Road, with a service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Hills Community Outreach, Celtic Hospice or Salvation Army.
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Simon, J. Matthew 73

  • Died: 2015-05-20
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • J. Matthew Simon, 73, former president of Point Park University, passed away from complications related to multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. A first generation college student, Simon was one of the youngest college presidents in the United States when he took office at the age of 44 in 1986. He was born in 1941 to Joseph Simon and Mildred White Simon in Reading. During summers, he worked alongside his father at a metal machine shop to help fund his tuition at Albright College where he studied chemistry. During this time he also played saxophone with his jazz band the Crescendos, becoming a member of the musicians union and playing at clubs throughout eastern Pennsylvania to help fund his education while developing a lifelong love of jazz. In 1963, he began doctoral work in the chemistry department at the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied analytical chemistry with his dissertation adviser Johannes Coetzee. In 1969, he received his Ph.D. in chemistry for his dissertation Polarography and Medium Effects in Sulfolane. During this time he met his eventual wife, Janet DiPasquale (who would herself be the executive director of the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children). He was also involved with the progressive politics of the era, volunteering his time to both the anti-war and civil rights movements. In 1969, he became an assistant professor of chemistry at what was then Point Park College, teaching his first class the afternoon of the day he defended his dissertation. Before becoming president of that institution, he served as both the director of Point Park's international campus in Lugano, Switzerland, as well as the chair of the Department of Natural Science and Engineering Technology, taking on this role at the age of 32, making him the youngest chair in the college's history. In this role, he mentored many students who went on to receive their own graduate degrees in the sciences. During his tenure as president from 1986-1995, he oversaw the development of several new programs, an increase in the endowment and the construction of a state-of-the-art library in Downtown Pittsburgh. At the time Simon became the fourth president of the college, Point Park was experiencing severe financial trouble, which he was able to reverse ensuring the school's continued existence. Central to his vision of administration was that education should be available to all communities and that even as Point Park became increasingly prestigious at the national scale that it also needed to reflect the diverse needs of a diverse city. Upon retirement from the presidency, Simon returned to the classroom, teaching undergraduate science at Point Park as well as in the graduate program in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Both during and after his presidency, he served on several local boards, continuing his role as an educator. These included serving on the Board of Trustees of Albright College, the Community College of Allegheny County, the Negro Education Emergency Drive and Beginning with Books among others. A passionate advocate for his adopted hometown of Pittsburgh, Simon was the longest serving member of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority board, which has provided financial oversight to local government. Central to his life's work as an educator and scientist was an abiding belief in both the ability of education to transform the lives of people, but also the basic importance of knowledge for knowledge's sake. Though a distinguished educator he always viewed himself as a student and a teacher, and had a passion for the classroom. This manifested itself in a variety of ways, from presenting about ecology at area elementary schools in an earthworm costume on Earth Day to acting as a DJ at WPPJ Point Park with his "President Presents Jazz" radio show. The recipient of several awards and an honorary degree, he was most pleased by the Distinguished Alumni Award from the chemistry department of the University of Pittsburgh, always first and foremost seeing himself as a scientist. Friends and family remember him as a man of intelligence, kindness and humor who did the right thing without question and without expectation of reward. He is survived by his wife, Janet, of 47 years, who acted as caregiver and constant companion during four years of illness; and two sons, Jacob Matthew, who is a lawyer in Pittsburgh, and Edward Nathan, a doctoral candidate in English who lives in Bethlehem, Pa. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., (www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com). Funeral services are private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Point Park University, 201 Wood St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, 201 N. Bellefield Ave., Pittsburgh PA, 15213.
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Toomey, Sister Mary

  • Died: 2015-05-22
  • Funeral Home: Dalessandro, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Sister Mary Toomey passed away Friday, May 22, 2015, after living as a Sister of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities for 69 years. During that time, Sister taught students in elementary grades for 25 years in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. After pursuing her masters in library science, Sister became a librarian in the various high schools staffed by her community, working in that capacity for almost 16 years. Upon retirement, S. Mary spent time as registrar for the St. Francis Nursing Alumnae for six years. Sister was always intrigued with technology and was quite skillful with the computer, especially as it was a means of keeping in touch with family and happenings in the global community. S. Mary had a sharp Irish wit and a keen memory which enabled her to hold everyone's attention as she told stories from her childhood and her early adult years before entering religious community. Although small in stature, she had a heart that was full of compassion and tenderness for those less fortunate. She was fond of saying "we are so blessed," and we in turn can truly say how blessed we were for having her as our sister in community. Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until time of funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Mt. Alvernia Mother House Chapel, 146 Hawthorne Road, Millvale. Professional services trusted to the care of D'ALESSANDRO FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY LTD. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Ministry, Formation or Retirement Fund, 146 Hawthorne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15209.
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Vana, Erma 84

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-05-21
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Erma Vana, 84, of Monroeville, died peacefully Thursday, May 21, 2015. She was the cousin of Carol Fink, of Ohio, and also numerous cousins. Family and friends are welcome from 6 until 9 p.m. Monday in the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME, 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148. A blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home followed by interment in Restland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Seasons of Life Hospice, 9511 W. Pleasant Valley Road, Parma, OH 44130.
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Wright, David M. 60

  • Tarentum
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • David M. Wright, 60, of Tarentum, died Sunday, May 24, 2015. He was the loving father of April M. (David) Lichina, of Richland Township, and Ashley K. Wright, of Texas. Brother of Robert M. Wright III, of Sandy Lake, and Leslie J. Wright, of Richland Township; dear grandfather of Sophie, Olivia, Nathan and Matthew; and dear friend and companion of Trish Kelley, of Tarentum. David was a truck driver for many years and recently was an antiques dealer. Family will welcome friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES, 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Services will be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home following visitation. Please offer condolences at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Westmoreland County

Breeze, Joseph J. 81

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1933-10-30
  • Died: 2015-05-22
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Joseph J. Breeze, 81, of Greensburg, died Friday, May 22, 2015, at his home. He was born Oct. 30, 1933, in Greensburg, a son of the late Joseph B. and Anna H. (Buran) Breeze. Prior to retirement, he had been employed by U.S. Steel, Edgar Thomson Works. He was a Korean War veteran, having served in the Army. He was a member of the Roosevelt Club, American Legion Post 981, South Greensburg, South Greensburg Hunt Club and SNPJ Lodge. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Thelma Russell. He is survived by his brother, Frederick L. Breeze and his wife, Shirley, of Greensburg; a brother-in-law, Stanley Russell, of Maryland; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert A. Free officiating. Private interment in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. Military honors accorded by the American Legion Post 981 will be held at the funeral home immediately following the service. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Campbell, James C. 54

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1960-06-01
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • James C. Campbell, 54, of Greensburg, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at his home. He was born June 1, 1960, in Pittsburgh, son of Constance (Chiodo) Campbell Wolf, of Irwin, and the late James E. Campbell. He was a member of St. Bruno Catholic Church in South Greensburg. He had been employed by the Union Railroad Company. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Charles B. Wolf; father-in-law, Elmer R. Shirey; maternal grandparents, Arthur and Blanche Chiodo; and paternal grandparents, Frank and Mildred Campbell. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Roxane (Shirey) Campbell; a son, Nicholas J. Campbell, of Greeensburg; four brothers, Michael Campbell, of Panama City, Fla., Keith Campbell, of Irwin, John Wolf (Michele), of North Huntingdon, and David Wolf, of Orlando, Fla.; stepbrother, Charles Wolf Jr., of North Huntingdon; mother-in-law, Dolores M. Shirey, of Greensburg; brother-in-law, Jeff Shirey, of Greensburg; several nieces; and his canine companions, Rocky and Abbey. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. A funeral liturgy will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery. The family would like to thank Arnold Palmer Pavillion, Hillman Cancer Center, Shadyside Hospital and Excela Hospice for their care and compassion. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Eckstein, A. Wallace 70

  • Murrysville
  • Born: 1943-06-15
  • Died: 2014-05-22
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • A. Wallace "Wally" Eckstein, 70, died Thursday, May 22, 2014, in his home, after suffering for more than two decades from a debilitating lung disease. He was born June 15, 1943, in Johnstown. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold C. Eckstein, of Johnstown. He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Pullen) Eckstein; daughter and son-in-law, Ericka and Brad Matteo, of Apollo; and his grandson and best buddy, Dante. He is also survived by his mother, LaVerne Eckstein, of Johnstown; his sisters, Arlene Edie, of Florida, and Nancy Trotz, of Johnstown; his brothers, Jeffrey, of Virginia, and Gregg, of Pittsburgh. Wally is also survived by many nephews and nieces, all of whom he loved very much. Wally was a 1961 graduate of Westmont Hilltop High School, in Johnstown, and a 1965 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. His career began at Bethlehem Steel, in Johnstown, but shortly moved to Pittsburgh. There, he worked for Westinghouse for almost 30 years, mostly at the Tele-Computer Center in North Braddock. Towards the end of his career he worked for Equitable Gas in Pittsburgh before his declining health forced him into retirement. Wally was blessed with a very attentive and loving extended family and a group of the most amazing friends. Wally was a difference maker in many of the lives he touched and is greatly missed by all who knew him. A memorial visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2015, and from 11 a.m. until noon Friday, May 29, 2015, at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike, 412-372-2100. The memorial service will be held at noon in the Corl Chapel. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Spectrum Charter School, 4369 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146. www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Evangelista, Kathryn M. 93

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1922-04-11
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Kathryn M. Evangelista, 93, of Greensburg, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Westmoreland Manor. She was born April 11, 1922, in Latrobe, daughter of the late Guy Moffa and Virginia (Fannell) Moffa Ciocco. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. She was a Democratic committee woman for 52 years and on the Election Board at the voting polls. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene D. Evangelista Sr.; her stepfather, who raised her, James Ciocco; a brother, Joseph Ciocco; and four sisters, Carmella Klapchar, Mary Ferraro, Josephine Kittey and Antoinette "Dolly" Angelicchio. She is survived by her son, Eugene "Geno" Evangelista Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Jeannette; her loving and special daughter, Kathleen Evangelista, of Greensburg; two grandchildren, Daniel Evangelista and Dana Evangelista; two precious great-grandsons, Aidon and Ekoulus Lett; a sister, Consetty "Settie" Omelite, of Latrobe; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. Prayers will be at 9 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. Interment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Gabonay, Celestina M. 93

  • Formerly of Greensburg
  • Born: 1922-04-10
  • Died: 2015-05-23
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Celestina M. "Chris" Gabonay, 93, formerly of Greensburg, died Saturday, May 23, 2015, in William Penn Care Center. She was born April 10, 1922, in Arnold, a daughter of the late Angelo and Concettina "Mary" (Riccadelli) DeSocio. She was a member of St. Bruno Catholic Church in South Greensburg and the SNPJ Lodge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Gabonay; a son, Steven P. Gabonay; and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son, William J. Gabonay Jr. and his wife, Christina, of Smock; two daughters, Christine Kitz and her husband, John, of Kecksburg, and Carol Pipak and her husband, Gary, of Delmont; seven grandchildren, John Kitz (Kelly), Lauren Terhorst (Tim), Shanon Anderson (Josh), Danielle Baggett (Jerry), Erika Gabonay, William Gabonay (Chrissy) and Michelle Lear (David); seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Rose Vingelin, of Oregon. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. Prayers at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Bruno Catholic Church, South Greensburg. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Haines, Mary M. 95

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1920-05-23
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Mary M. (Culver) Haines, 95, of Greensburg, died Sunday, May 24, 2015. Born May 23, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Cromwell and Mary (Victor) Culver. Mary was a 1938 graduate of Dunbar Township High School where she also served as past vice president and president of the alumni club. A member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), she was also a former member of the First Baptist, both of Greensburg, where she served as a secretary and treasurer of the Bailey Circle and also co-chariman of the Joy Club. Mary was a member of the Eastern Star from 1939 until present. She was an employee of Royer's of Greensburg, working in the teen department. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Haines, 1977; her granddaughter, Wendy Sue Leonard, in 1992; a son-in-law, William T. Sheppard, 2001; also many brothers and sisters, Edwin, Frank, Robert, Perry, infant brother, Cromwell, and sister, Clover. She is survived by her daughter, Sally A. Sheppard, of Greensburg; her granddaughter, Donna Lee (Leonard) Miller and her husband, Craig, of Cottontown, Tenn.; great-granddaughter, Megan Lyn, of Nashville, Tenn.; sisters-in-law, Nina Culver, Marie Fisher and Margaret Steele; also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt. Her funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with Dr. Renny Domske, officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Mary may be made to her church, (Window Fund) First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 134 Matthew St., Greensburg, PA 15601. To leave an online condolence, visit www.hofferfuneralhome.com.
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Jacobs, Letitia J. 88

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1926-08-27
  • Died: 2015-05-26
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Letitia Jean Jacobs, 88, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born Aug. 27, 1926, in Ridgway, a daughter of the late Harry and Dorothy Duffy Truman. Letitia was a graduate of the Salamanca High School, New York, where she grew up. She had worked as an office manager for Western Union and the hospitality shop at Frick Hospital. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Mt. Pleasant. Letitia will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her loving daughters, Toni (Joe) Straka, of Youngstown, Cynthia Gowton and Betsy Henderson, both of Fairless Hills, and Paula (Dan) Sucanic, of Mt. Pleasant; her grandchildren, Scott, Stacie, Keith, Kevin, Alexis, Sarah and Trisha; her great-grandchildren, Kyle, Connor, Michael, Noah, Wyatt, Jackson and Henry; her sisters-in-law, Bev Truman and Adele Pruitt; numerous nieces and nephews; and her caregiver, Cathy. Letitia was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Alexander Jacobs; her sister, Lucy Dry; and her brothers, Jack and Richard Truman. The family would like to thank all the nurses and aides who have cared for their mother. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406. E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant (724-547-3800), where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Karen Thompson officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. To leave a message or send condolences, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Jarrett, Noel 93

  • Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1921-11-17
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Noel Jarrett, 93, of Lower Burrell, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot. He was born Nov. 17, 1921, in Long Eaton, England, to the late John "Jack" and Lena Hexter Jarrett, and immigrated with his family to the United States when he was 4 years old. A naturalized citizen, he served in the Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater, where he earned marksman status and was honorably discharged with the rank of buck sergeant. After the war, he received his bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's degree from Michigan State University in chemical engineering. Noel was director of chemical/analytical research for Alcoa Research retiring in 1987 after 36 years of service. He held many patents within Alcoa and did consulting service in the aluminum industry for several years after retiring and traveled to many parts of the world with his wife, Violet, whom he married Sept. 24, 1949. Together they had four sons, Bob (Kate) Ackworth, of Georgia, Ken (Mary K.), of Upper Burrell, Jim (Shari), of Lower Burrell, and Tom (Tammy) Boynton, of Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Sean (Megan) Jarrett and Jessica (Sam) Johnston, Lee (Stephanie) Jarrett and Brian (Toshua) Jarrett, Brianna and Hannah Jarrett, Megan and Aaron Jarrett; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Violet E. Dipner Jarrett; and a sister, Mary A. Hamilton. Noel was granted a lifetime membership in the former St. Andrews Church in New Kensington, and held many offices within the church and was a member of VFW Post 92, American Legion, both of Lower Burrell, National Academy of Engineers, former New Kensington Elks and the Masons. He participated in the Meals on Wheels program three times /week, bowled weekly and was a former member of the New Kensington Rotary Club. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends especially on yearly family vacations to various beaches, reading, attending Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Playhouse, gardening, traveling and watching Pittsburgh sports teams with family. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, where a parting prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, followed by funeral services at 9:45 a.m. in St. Thomas Memorial Church, Oakmont. Interment with military honors by the Vandergrift Honor Guard will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. The Lower Burrell American Legion Post 868 will conduct services at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests donations made in his name to: Good Samaritan Hospice, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023; or the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Johns, Della H. 86

  • Vandergrift
  • Born: 1928-08-30
  • Died: 2015-05-23
  • Funeral Home: Dunmire-Kerr, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • Della Helen Kaskan Johns, 86, of Vandergrift, died Saturday, May 23, 2015, in the West Haven Nursing Home, Washington Township. Born Aug. 30, 1928, in Brownstown, she was the daughter of the late William and Helen Ziukas Kaskan. Della had been employed by Reidbord Brothers Company in Apollo and Penn Needles Art Company in Spring Church. She had also spent her time making spaghetti sauce for the Vandergrift Sons of Italy. A member of St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church in Vandergrift, she enjoyed cooking, making spaghetti, pizzelles, gardening and canning. Survivors include her daughter, Patricia (David) Misner, of Parks Township; eight grandchildren, Jason Misner, Stacy (David) Shellhammer, Aaron (Christina) Misner, Kayla Penn, Amanda (James) Sullivan, Scott (Stacie) Baer, Keith (Sersia) Baer and Erik (Heather) Baer; ten great-grandchildren, Kyle and Kaylee Misner, Cody and Darren Shellhammer, Drake and Savannah Penn, Dylan and Haley Foster and Reagen and Kennedy Kirkland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Orval Johns; a son, Richard Baer; two brothers, George and Mike Kaskan; and two sisters, Rose Kaskan and Ann Wells. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the DUNMIRE-KERR and ROWE FUNERAL HOME INC., 244 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday with Father James Loew, OSB, as celebrant. Interment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. To leave an online condolence, visit us at www.dunmirekerr.com.
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McCullough, Gary L. 71

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1944-02-10
  • Died: 2015-05-21
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Gary L. McCullough, 71, of Jeannette, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015. He was born Feb. 10, 1944, in Greensburg, a son of the late Kenneth and Eleanor Barton McCullough. Prior to his retirement, Gary was employed for the Delta Airline Co. as a customer service agent. As a veteran, he served as a chaplain's assistant with the 911th Military Airlift Group Reserve at Greater Pittsburgh Airport. Gary was a member of the United Church of Christ, Jeannette, where he served as the church's usher coordinator, a member of the American Legion Post No. 344, the Jeannette Italian Club, the Jeannette Masonic Lodge No. 750, the Scottish Rite Freemasonry, the International Shriner's and the Delta Pioneer Retirees. Gary enjoyed golfing and seeing his beloved hometown of Jeannette from the sky after earning his private pilot's license. You could always find Gary at sports events supporting his favorite teams, "The Jayhawks." In addition to his parents, Gary was predeceased by his brother, Lanny McCullough. He is survived by his beloved wife of 24 years, Donna Gentilo McCullough; two daughters, Kelly Andrewlevich and husband, Ted, of Bristow, Va., and Courtney McCullough and fiance, Raymond Smolka, both of Greensburg; grandchildren, Erin and T.J. Andrewlevich; a sister-in-law, Barbara McCullough, of Hagerstown, Md.; an aunt, Mary McCullough, of Greensburg; an uncle, Robert Stewart and wife, Betty, of Springfield, Va.; his mother-in-law, Viola Tocco Gentilo, of Jeannette; brothers-in-law, Dennis Gentilo and wife, Louella, of Jeannette, and Richard Gentilo and wife, Joyce, of Waldorf, Md.; special cousins, Cyndee, Sandi and Lori; and numerous other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. The Jeannette Lodge No. 750 F and AM will hold services at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Robert Marks officiating. Entombment with military honors accorded by the Jeannette Combined Veterans will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jeannette Public Library, McGee Avenue and South Sixth Street, Jeannette, PA 15644.
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Meloy, Elizabeth 98

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1916-11-04
  • Died: 2015-05-23
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth "Betty" (Sedlak) Meloy, 98, of Latrobe, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. She was born Nov. 4, 1916, in Loyalhanna, a daughter of the late John Sedlak and Ann (Lucas) Sedlak. Betty was a member of Holy Family Church. She loved polkas, enjoyed gardening and loved to give away flowers and vegetables. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmer Meloy; three brothers, John, Michael and Andrew Sedlak; and seven sisters, Anna Shugars, Mary Sedlak, Veronica Sedlak, Margaret DeMine, Katherine Baron, Helen Molchan and Pauline Sedlak. Betty is survived by one brother, Paul Sedlak and his wife, Cindy, of Derry; two sisters, Mildred Shabella, of Lloydsville, and Ethel Callagan, of Painesville, Ohio; nieces and nephews, Jane Ann Fritz, Jim Shugars, Bob Shugars, Patti Diamond, Bernadette Baron, Catherine Ann Lewis, David DeMine, Butch DeMine and several other nieces and nephews; good friends, Edie Kenly and John McDonough; and her dog, Twister. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Family Church with the Very Rev. Daniel C. Mahoney, VF, as celebrant. Interment will follow at Unity Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Action For Animals, PO Box 814, Latrobe, PA 15650. To sign our online guestbook, send condolences or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit www.lopatich.com.
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Mennow, Robert F. 94

  • Southwest Greensburg
  • Born: 1920-08-09
  • Died: 2015-05-22
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Robert F. Mennow, 94, of Southwest Greensburg, died Friday, May 22, 2015, in Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. He was born Aug. 9, 1920, in Greensburg, a son of the late Frank Mennow and Catherine (Kosko) Mennow Exton. Prior to retirement, he had been employed by Brown-Boveri, formerly ITE, in South Greensburg. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Army Air Corps as a first lieutenant, and a member of VFW Post 33, Greensburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Florence I. (Moorhead) Mennow. He is survived by two daughters, Susan Hollinger and her husband, William, of Memphis, Tenn., and Sally Baloga, of Greensburg; a sister-in-law, Joy Blystone, of Greensburg; a special friend, Eileen Petrich, of Greensburg; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. A funeral service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Donald H. Hazel officiating. Entombment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family would like to thank the staff at Redstone Highlands for their devoted care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Redstone Highlands Benevolent Care Fund, 126 Mathews St., Suite 2800, Greensburg, PA 15601. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Nelson, Mary Beth 62

  • Murrysville
  • Born: 1953-02-12
  • Died: 2015-05-23
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Mary Beth (Kubrick) Nelson, 62, of Murrysville, died Saturday, May 23, 2015. She was born Feb. 12, 1953, in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Albert and Ann Wrona Kubrick. She was a hair stylist for many years. Mary Beth is survived by her husband, William C. Nelson, of Monroeville; a son, BillyJoel (Robin Kapusta) Nelson, of Saltsburg; a daughter, Stevi (Bernard) Leech, of Johnstown; one grandchild, Avery Kapusta-Nelson; two sisters, Marsha (James) Beall, of Plum, and Diane Vecchio, of Naples, Fla.; four nephews, James Beall Jr., Justin (Jessica) Beall, Tony Vecchio and Danny Vecchio; two great-nephews, Carter and J.J. Beall; and a great-niece, Stella Beall. Services for Mary Beth will be private. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Forbes Hospice, 4800 Friendship Ave. Tower, 8th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Perich, Terry M. 66

  • Penn Township
  • Born: 1948-09-22
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay-Jobe, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Terry Miller Perich, 66, of Penn Township, died in his home on Sunday, May 24, 2015. He was born Sept. 22, 1948, in Greensburg, to the late Miller and Eleanor (Schmuck) Perich. He was a 1966 graduate of Penn Joint High School and was a proud Edinboro College graduate. During his 33-year teaching career, Terry taught at Penn Middle School and instructed biology at St. Vincent College. He was inducted into Who's Who Among America's Teachers. Terry was a member of Bushy Run Lions Club and St. Barbara Church. He was a former president of Jeannette Historical Society and enjoyed authoring several books on local history. Terry is survived by his beloved spouse of nearly 40 years, Kathleen Ferrari Perich; son, Matthew (Carla) Bell; grandson, Andrew Bell; nephew, Tony (Lisa) Ferrari and their son, Nicholas; and a niece, Kate Ferrari. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, 724-744-2721, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. lt;PBgt;Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 28, 2015, at St. Barbara Catholic Church, 111 Raymaley Road, Harrison City. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery-Denmark Manor, Export. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Bushy Run Lions Club, c/o Cliff Martin, 113 Long Drive, Irwin, PA 15642. www.Lindsay-JobeFuneralHome.com.
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Petrucci Sr., Nicholas A. 88

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1927-04-27
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Nicholas A. Petrucci Sr., 88, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Crawford County. He was born April 27, 1927, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Louis and Susie (D'Ambrosio) Petrucci. He was employed for Nardulli Mining Company, formerly of Bentleyville. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Navy. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and John Cassergola. Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Mary (Tessler) Petrucci; four children, Nicholas A. Petrucci Jr., of Penn Township, Louis Petrucci, Donna Curry and Nancy Ann Shook; a sister, Lucy Renchko and husband, Richard, of New Alexandria; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin. A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in the Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Priola, Michael J. 85

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1929-10-29
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Michael J. Priola, 85, of Jeannette, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015, in the Hempfield Manor, Greensburg. He was born Oct. 29, 1929, in Jeannette, a son of the late Nichola and Filomena DiBiase Priola. Prior to his retirement, Mike was the owner/operator of the Mike's Barber Shop in Penn. He was a veteran and served as a medic with the Army during the Korean War. Mike was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, Jeannette, and the church's Holy Name Society, the St. Vincent Assembly No. 918, Fourth Degree, in Latrobe, the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1222 of Jeannette and the Councils Golf League and Shuffle Board League. He was also a member of the Jeannette Class of '48 Reunion Committee, a former member of the Jeannette Sewage Authority and the former BPOE No. 486 of Jeannette. Mike was an avid sports enthusiast, especially football. He also enjoyed spending time in his garden. In addition to his parents, Mike was predeceased by a sister, Rose Marchioni. He is survived by his loving wife, JoAnne Ickes Priola; two sons, Michael B. Priola and wife, Susan, of Jeannette, and Dr. James N. Priola and wife, Shirley, of Moon Township; grandchildren, Micala Davis and husband, Brian, Julianna Ohler and husband, Robert, Michael A. Priola, Nicholas C. Priola, Victoria I. Priola and Angela C. Priola; two sisters, Carmela DeLuca and Mary Dobrovich, both of Greensburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mike's family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the Seton Hill Adult Care, the Clare Bridge staff, the Hempfield Manor D Hall nurses and staff, the Greensburg and Pittsburgh Veterans Administration and the Heartland Hospice nurses and staff for all of the compassionate care that Mike received during his illness. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. The Knights of Columbus Council No. 1222 will hold services at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Sacred Heart Church with Father Paul A. Lisik as celebrant. Entombment with military honors accorded by the Jeannette Combined Veterans will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Memorial Fund, 504 Cowan Ave., Jeannette, PA 15644.
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Quicquaro, David J. 55

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1959-05-30
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Pantalone, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • David J. Quicquaro, 55, of Greensburg, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, peacefully at home after a courageous one year battle with cancer. He was born May 30, 1959, in Greensburg, a son of the late Joseph A. and Susie Pistolesi Quicquaro. David loved his life's work at Craft Manufacturing in Latrobe, where he was president and CEO since 1982. He enjoyed his classic car collection, especially his 1967 Chevelle Supersport that he was currently restoring. He also enjoyed coin collecting, playing the spoons with his buddies and spending time taking long walks on the beach with his wife. He loved his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Joseph D. Fidazzo and Eric Barefoot. He is survived by his adoringand loving wife of 31 years, Caren B. (Barefoot) Quicquaro; two children, Ashley Quicquaro and Kyle Quicquaro, both of Greensburg; his only grandson, Kaleb Schmidt; a brother, Joseph Quicquaro and wife, Francine, of Westervile, Ohio; a sister, Carol Fidazzo, of Greensburg; in-laws, Carl and Shirley Barefoot of Greensburg; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Stormy. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of David from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, (724-837-0020). Prayers will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Our Lady of Grace Church. David's family has entrusted his care to the Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., Greensburg. To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences or for directions, please visit us at www.pantalone.com. Natale N. Pantalone, Supervisor.
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Riddle, Shirley A. 77

  • Mt. Pleasant Township
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Shirley A. (Barr) Riddle, 77, of Mt. Pleasant Township, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at home. In honoring Shirley's wishes, there will be a memorial visitation from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, at which time her service will begin, in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, 2245 Mt. Pleasant Road, Norvelt, PA 15674. Full obituary to follow.
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Seguiti, Angelina 89

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1925-11-16
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Giunta-Bertucci, Arnold | Get Directions
  • Angelina Seguiti, 89, of New Kensington, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. She was born Nov. 16, 1925, in New Kensington, daughter of the late Angelo and Sabatina (Perrello) Veltri. She was the wife of the late Frank Seguiti, who died in 2011. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, John, Joseph and Nick Veltri. She was a hostess at the former Veltri's Restaurant on Coxcomb Hill for 30 years. She was a member of Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington. She was member of Columbiana Ladies Lodge. She enjoyed cooking, talking to people and spending time with her family. Survivors include three sons, Frank "Duke" (Deborah) Seguiti, of Peters Township, Fred (Mary) Seguiti, of Florida, and Jim (Amy) Seguiti, of New Kensington; six grandchildren, Frankie, Gina, Alea, Jaclyn, Anthony and Casey; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, in the GIUNTA-BERTUCCI FUNERAL HOME INC., 1509 Fifth Ave., Arnold, JohnPaul Bertucci, owner-supervisor. Prayers of transfer will take place at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. To leave an online condolence, visit www.giunta-bertucci.com.
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Spino, Joan 91

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1923-06-14
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Pantalone, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Joan "Nina" (DiMartino) Spino, 91, of Greensburg, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at home. She was born June 14, 1923, in Foggia, Italy, a daughter of the late Antonio and Rafaela Lepore DiMartino. Nina was an active member of Our Lady of Grace Church for 69 years, where she participated in Youthful Seniors and the Rosary Altar Society. She was also a member of the Cercemaggiore Association. Prior to working as an escort for Westmoreland Hospital, she was a seamstress at Westland Manufacturing in Greensburg. Nina recently retired in December, 2014, after volunteering at the hospital for 40 years delivering mail. She enjoyed bowling with the HiLo League at Hillview Lanes and watching the Pittsburgh Penguins and all sports. Nina loved traveling with her husband and family to the beach and returned to Italy 23 times to visit family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, John A. Spino; and a sister, Lucia Giorgio. She is survived by a daughter, Maria Kunkle and husband, Richard; and a son, John A. Spino Jr. and wife, Mary Lou, all of Greensburg; three grandchildren, Vincent Spino and wife, Sara, Matthew Spino and wife, Cristy, and Angela Buo and J.R. Maxson; four great-grandchildren, Megan, Nicholas, Victor and Dominic Spino; a brother, Andrea DiMartino and wife, Antonietta, of Foggia, Italy; many nieces and nephews, both locally and in Foggia, Italy; and many friends. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Nina from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. Prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in the Our Lady of Grace Church. Entombment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum. The family would like to thank Dr. Tymoczko, Excela Hospice for their care and compassion and her caregivers, Nancy Santone and Sue Octavio. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cercemaggiore Association, 658 Jack St., Greensburg, PA 15601. Nina's family has entrusted her care to the Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., Greensburg. To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences or for directions, please visit us at www.pantalone.com. Natale N. Pantalone, supervisor.
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Whoric, Steve N. 80

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1935-02-13
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Steve N. Whoric, 80, passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, May 24, 2015, after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He was born Feb. 13, 1935, and was the beloved husband for 49 years of the late Beverly. He was a son of the late Stephen and Burneda Whoric; and the brother of the late Charles Whoric. He retired from Anchor Glass and was a member of the Connellsville Eagles Club and a member of St. Stephens Church in Leisenring. He is survived by his siblings, David Whoric, Joseph Whoric, Beverly Porter and Joanne Szepesi; his loving daughter and caregiver, Anna Hawk and her husband, James; his son, Steven Whoric and his wife, Deborah; his grandchildren, Ronald Parfitt III and his wife, Christina, Amanda Helms and her husband, Todd, Jarrod, Christina and Brent Whoric; and his great-grandchildren, Maximilian Parfitt, Logan and Elijah Helms and Jarrod Whoric Jr. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Hempfield Manor, Amedisys Home Health and Three Rivers Hospice. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033. A prayer service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. A Parastas service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Armstrong County

Heilman-Culp, Rose E. 96

  • Formerly of Ford City
  • Born: 1918-11-24
  • Died: 2015-05-25
  • Funeral Home: Welch, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Rose E. Heilman-Culp, 96, formerly of Ford City, died Monday, May 25, 2015, in Kittanning Care Center. Born Nov. 24, 1918, in Chickasaw, Armstrong County, she was a daughter of the late Louie and Elizabeth Gallo. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ford City, and enjoyed crocheting and playing bingo. She is survived by her husband, Charles Richard Culp; two sons, Bill (Nancy) Heilman, of Ford City, and Bob (Phyllis) Heilman, of Oceanside, Ore.; many grandchildren, including Terry Smith, Holly Riggle, Tina Heilman, Mike Heilman, Amy Milotte and Billy Heilman; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Anna Mae Fisher, of New Bethlehem; a brother, Frank Gallo, of Franklin; and two stepchildren, Larry Culp and Ruth McKelvey, both of Kittanning. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ted Heilman; two brothers, Ed and Jack Gallo; and a stepson, Jim Culp. At Rose's request, there will be no public visitation and services will be held privately. Arrangements are entrusted to the WELCH FUNERAL HOME, Ford City. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter. To send an online condolence, please visit www.welchfh.com.
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Helgert, Lunsford J. 96

  • Adrian
  • Born: 1919-01-29
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Snyder-Crissman, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • Lunsford Jean "Pappy" Helgert, 96, of Adrian, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at home. He was born Jan. 29, 1919, in Birdville, Harrison Township, Allegheny County, a son of the late Josef J. and Ada (Warner) Helgert, and lived in Reesedale for 85 years. He retired in 1983, after 35 years, from the Kittanning Brick Co. as a welder/maintenance department. He was a veteran of World War II who served in the Navy and Marine Corps in the South Pacific. He attended Limestone-Reesedale Church of God. He was a life member and twice commander of VFW Post No. 863, a commander of Armstrong County Council, a charter member of American Legion Post No. 325 and a second commander of the post of Cowansville. He was also a member of Kittanning Post No. 122 of the American Legion and a charter and lifetime member of the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department, serving in numerous offices. He was a Washington Township supervisor for 18 years (office of chairman for 16 years) and a Washington Township school director for 18 years with the East Brady School District. He was also a PA state forest fire warden for more than 40 years. He served in the Armstrong Special Police Force statewide and the Auxiliary Police of Armstrong County. He was also a member of Seneca Lodge No. 805 F and AM and New Castle Consistory. Survivors include his son, Lunsford W. Helgert and his wife, Linda, of Centerville; daughter, Bethea (Helgert) Trudgen and her husband, Richard, of DuBois; granddaughters, Stefanie Penvose and her husband, Jacob, of DuBois, and Kristi; two step-grandsons, Richard Trudgen Jr. and Ryan Trudgen; one step-granddaughter, Tammy Messinger (Brian); two step-grandsons, Richard Ayres (Debbie) and William Ayres (Melissa); three great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; two step-great-grandsons; and one step-great-granddaughter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 1/2 years, Cecille E. (McCullough) Helgert; grandson, Troy M. Helgert; two brothers, Lionel Helgert and Louis Helgert; and one sister, Mary Edwards. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the time of services at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Limestone-Reesedale Church of God in Adrian with the Rev. Donald Breghenti officiating. Interment in Limestone Cemetery. For more information or to sign an online condolence, please visit www.snydercrissman.com.
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Veronesi, Aldo J. 88

  • Seminole
  • Born: 1926-10-20
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Alcorn, Hawthorn | Get Directions
  • Aldo James Veronesi, 88, of Seminole, died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon, May 24, 2015, at the Back to Basics Home in Dayton. Born Oct. 20, 1926, in Seminole, he was the son of the late Peter and Giulia (Saiani) Veronesi. He married Olive T. (Bashline) on Aug. 31, 1957. Aldo was a postmaster in Seminole for 48 years. He was a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church in New Bethlehem. He is survived by his wife of almost 58 years, Olive T. Veronesi, of Seminole; four children, Phyllis Miller and her husband, Terry, of Indiana, Anna Donato and her husband, Michael, of Hawthorn, Dr. Peter Veronesi, of Holley, N.Y., and Joseph Veronesi and his fiance, Marcie, of Seminole; six grandchildren, Maria Miller, of Johnstown, Samuel Miller, of Indiana, Houston Donato, of Hawthorn, Giulia Donato, of Pittsburgh, Gabrielle Veronesi and Jereme Wynkoop, both of Seminole; one sister, Emma Spanedda and her husband, John, of Wayne, N.J.; and one brother, Milton Veronesi and his wife, Lois, of Seminole. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Edith Radaker and Jenny Veronesi; and six brothers, Geno, Guido, Charles, Eddie, George and Frank Veronesi. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the ALCORN FUNERAL HOME IN HAWTHORN. A prayer vigil service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the St. Charles Catholic Church in New Bethlehem with the Rev. Sam Bungo officiating. Interment will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Distant. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations may be made to the St. Charles Catholic Church, 201 Washington St., New Bethlehem, PA 16242. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.alcornfuneralhome.com.
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Fayette County

Bigam, Mary S. 89

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1925-12-17
  • Died: 2015-05-22
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Mary S. Bigam, 89, of Connellsville (Pleasant Hill), went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, May 22, 2015, with her loving family at her side while in the Hillside Manor Nursing Home, Uniontown. She was born Dec. 17, 1925, in Normalville, a daughter of the late Henry William and Daisy M. Scott Basinger. Mary was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1945. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and the Normalville Senior Citizens. Mary will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her loving sons, Dennis Bigam, of Winston-Salem, N.C., Roger Bigam and wife, Beverly, of Connellsville, and Robert Dale Bigam and wife, Karen, of Melcroft; her grandchildren, Michael Bigam, Jeff Bigam, Kelli Richter and husband, Michael, Robert Stevens and Seth Bigam; and her great-grandchildren, Karissa, Allie, Alec, Austin, Kassi and Noah. Mary was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, Ralph M. Bigam, on April 10, 2007; a granddaughter, Melanie Richter; her sisters, Henrietta Donaldson, Nevada Rankin and Elizabeth Ohler; and her brothers, Lester and Samuel Basinger. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the BROOKS FUENRAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville (724-628-1430), where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Watson officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Normalville Cemetery. Special thanks to the hospice and caregivers at Hillside Manor Nursing Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in memory of Mary S. Bigam. To leave a message or send condolences, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Bosley, Mary U. 69

  • Hopwood
  • Born: 1946-02-27
  • Died: 2015-05-23
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson, Uniontown | Get Directions
  • Mary U. (Walk) Bosley, 69, of Hopwood, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, in her home with her husband by her side. She was born in Connellsville, Feb. 27, 1946, daughter of the William Walk Sr. and Clara G. Bryner Walk. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Autumn Bosley. Mary graduated from Connellsville High School with the class of 1964 and from Penn State University in 1982. She worked as a high school math tutor for many before retirement. She will be deeply missed by her husband, Earl M. Bosley; her son, Dennis A. Bosley and his wife, Kim, and their children, Dylan, Aaron and Meghan, of Akron, Ohio; two brothers, William Walk Jr., of Flintstone, Md., and Robert Walk and wife, Lu, of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; three sisters, Carole Bowe, of Hopwood, Judith Porter, of McMurray, and Linda Miller, of Cannonsburg; and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, where family and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Visitation will continue from 10 until 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, followed by a service celebrating Mary's life at 11 a.m. with Pastor Larry Krause officiating. Interment will follow at Green Ridge Memorial Park, Connellsville. Donations in memory of Mary to the Church of Christ, 70 Roosevelt Drive, Uniontown, PA 15401. Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at ad.ferguson.com.
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Leyda, Kenneth W. 72

  • Dunbar
  • Born: 1943-02-26
  • Died: 2015-05-23
  • Funeral Home: Burhans-Crouse, Dunbar | Get Directions
  • Kenneth William Leyda, 72, of Dunbar, died Saturday, May 23, 2015, at home. Friends will be received from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday in BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Pastor Lee Maley, officiating. Military service accorded by Amvets Post 103, Hopwood. Interment will follow in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
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Shaffer, Margaret J. 83

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1932-02-07
  • Died: 2015-05-22
  • Funeral Home: Fink, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Margaret Jane "Janie" (Zavatchen) Shaffer, 83, of Connellsville, died Friday, May 22, 2015, at home. She was born Feb. 7, 1932, in Dawson, the daughter of the late Michael and Margaret L. (McDonald) Zavatchen. She was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School Class of 1949. She worked as a sales clerk for Connellsville 5 and 10 Cent Store, a presser for Connellsville Sportswear Clothing Factory and she was a teacher's aide for the Dunbar Township Elementary School. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club and the Laurel Mall Walkers. Margaret enjoyed visiting with her family and traveling with friends. She is survived by her children, William R. Shaffer and wife, Darlene, of Milton, Linda L. Slacum and husband, Mark, of Newark, Del., Patricia S. Hensel and husband, Scott, of Connellsville; grandchildren, Lindsey D. (Shaffer) and husband, Matthew, of Canonsburg, Steven K. Slacum, Lauren M. Slacum and Carole E. Slacum, all of Newark, Del., and Alyssa M. Hensel, of Connellsville; a great-grandchild, Andrew J. Bricker, of Cannonsburg; brothers and sisters, Joseph A. Zavatchen and late wife, Mary Elizabeth, Mary Alice Nickelson, Patrick J. Zavatchen and wife, Nancy, Michael F. Zavatchen and wife, Margaret; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Robert T. Shaffer. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME, INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville. Prayers of Transfer will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with Father Robert Lubic as celebrant. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Connellsville.
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Sowden, William H. III 76

  • Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1939-02-13
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • William H. "Bill" Sowden III, 76, of Belle Vernon, went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Monongahela Valley Hospital. A son of the late Jean Ruecroft and William H. Sowden II, he was born in North Belle Vernon Feb. 13, 1939. He had retired from Allenport Plant of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Co. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Darlene Pozum Sowden; one daughter, Leslie Sowden of Belle Vernon; and two sons, Scott Sowden of Long Branch and Rob Sowden of Whitehall. At Bill's request, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. The FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, handled arrangements, 724-929-5300, www.FergusonFuneralHomeAndCrematory.com.
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Washington County

Narey, Ruth 84

  • Carroll Township
  • Born: 1931-02-09
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Massafra Funeral Home, Donora | Get Directions
  • Ruth "Pat" Narey, 84, of Carroll Township, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Southmont Presbyterian Home in Washington, Pa. She was born Feb. 9, 1931, in North Charleroi, the daughter of the late John and Bertha (Clement) McClain. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Jack Narey on December 5, 2007; three brothers, John, George and Jim McClain; and two sisters, Betty Brewer and Ellen Burkhart. Survivors include her two sons, Jack Narey and his wife Janet and Brian Narey both of Donora; a brother Herb (Kay) McClain; seven grandchildren a 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are being handled by ANTHONY L. MASSAFRA FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE INC., 40 Second St. Ext., Donora, PA 15033, 724-379-6900, www.massafrafuneralhome.com, where the family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. with the Rev. James Bailey officiating.
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Somerset County

Hammett, Edward S. 85

  • Somerset
  • Born: 1929-08-02
  • Died: 2015-05-23
  • Funeral Home: Hauger-Zeigler, Somerset | Get Directions
  • The Rev. Edward S. Hammett, 85, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Somerset, after a long illness. In his final days, he was uplifted by the many members of the Somerset community who came to visit him, some even bringing him his famous "Grandpa" candy which he had so readily handed out for years wherever he went. Born Aug. 2, 1929, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Dr. James M. and Mary Hunter Hammett. He married Virginia Bashforth on Aug. 30, 1952, a blessed union of nearly 60 years until her passing in December, 2011. He married Claragail Winklevoss, the widow of his lifelong friend, Donald Winklevoss, on May 25, 2013. Rev. Hammett was a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College, Washington. After serving in the Army, during the Korean War, he was employed in the business office of Bethlehem Steel Company until he was called to the Lord's service as a minister with the United Methodist Church. A graduate of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, he held a master of divinity degree. He was licensed to preach in 1960 and fully ordained in 1964. Rev. Hammett began his ministry as a pastor at churches in Coulter and Lowber. After his ordination, he served United Methodist Churches in McKeesport, Harrison City, Uniontown, Fairview, McMurray, Charleroi and Davidson/Scenery Hill. After retiring, he served as visiting pastor for the Trinity Lutheran Church, Somerset. He and Virginia cherished the friendships made in each of the churches he served. Surviving, besides his wife, Claragail, are his four children and their spouses, Karen and David Dempsey, of Mt. Lebanon, Edward and Dorothy Hammett, of Granby, Conn., Kimberly and Robert Farrell, of Lee Center, N.Y., and Elizabeth and Harold Elkins, of Huntsville, Ala.; 13 grandchildren, Erin (Steve) Heirendt, Kevin (Ashley) Lensie, Heather Farrell, Emily (Devin) Durham, Robert Farrell III, Justin Hammett, Stephanie (Josh) Remling, Jonathon Elkins, Shannon Farrell, Jacob Elkins, Abigail Elkins, Sarah Elkins and Isaac Elkins; seven great-grandchildren, Caden and Kylee Lensie, Blake Elkins, Mia Remling and Katlyn, Luke and Hanna Heirendt; a brother, James (Ruth) Hammett; a sister-in-law, Lois (Duane) Davis; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the HAUGER-ZEIGLER FUNERAL HOME, 494 W. Main St., Somerset, PA 15501, and one hour prior to the service at the church which will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in Trinity Lutheran Church, 918 Tayman Ave., Somerset, PA 15501, with the Rev. Linda McElroy Thomas, officiating. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery. Contributions in Rev. Hammett's memory may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. www.haugerzeigler.com.
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Vogel, Sister Rose Marie 78

  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Sisters of St. Joseph, Baden | Get Directions
  • Sister Rose Marie Vogel (Sister Mary Ronald), CSJ, 78, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, in the 61st year of her religious life as a Sister of St. Joseph. The daughter of Erhard and Rose Marie Harlan Vogel, Sister Rose Marie entered the congregation from St. John Parish, Johnstown. For 26 years Sister ministered in the field of education as principal and teacher in the Pittsburgh, Greensburg and Altoona Johnstown Dioceses, including six years as principal of St. Joseph School in New Kensington. From 1985 to 2006, Sister Rose Marie served first as chaplain at Mercy Hospital, and then at Good Samaritan Medical Center and Conemaugh Health System in Johnstown. She continued to volunteer as chaplain at Conemaugh Health System from 2006 to 2012. In 2003, Sister Rose Marie was presented the Prince Gallitzin Cross by Bishop Joseph Adamec for her service to the Diocesan Church of Altoona Johnstown. After teaching Bible studies at Valley Pike Manor in Johnstown for a short period of time, Sister came to the Motherhouse where she continued to care for others through her prayer ministry and briefly as medical transport manager. Sister Rosie was fun-loving and had a great sense of humor. Throughout her life, she touched the lives of many through her compassion and generosity. She will be especially remembered for her comforting presence to the sick, the dying and the bereaved. Sister Rose Marie is survived by a sister, Norene Pozniak, of State College; a brother, Ronald (Carole), of Johnstown; nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews; and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden. Friends will be received from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the MOTHERHOUSE OF THE SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH IN BADEN. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Motherhouse Chapel. Burial will follow in the Sisters' Cemetery on the Motherhouse grounds. Donations in the name of Sister Rose Marie may be sent to the Sisters of St. Joseph Memorial Fund, St. Joseph Convent, 1020 State St., Baden, PA 15005.
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