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Allegheny County

Bieri, Charles M. 70

  • Ross Township
  • Born: 1944-08-02
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: McDonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Charles M. Bieri, 70, of Ross Township, died Saturday evening, April 18, 2015, at Manor Care in North Hills. Born Aug. 18, 2015, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Aloysius and Virginia Bathe Bieri. Charles was a distribution manager for Dormont Appliance. He served as a sergeant in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed woodcarving. Surviving are a daughter, Cindy Naughton, of Mars; a son, Michael E. Bieri, of Ross Township; his grandchildren, Brenden, Bethany, Anniston and Devin; and his companion, Missy Dwojak. He was preceded in death by his brother, James Bieri. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Tricia Shneck, family friend officiating. Burial will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Washington County. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Brown, G. Lorraine

  • Allison Park
  • Died: 2015-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, North Hills | Get Directions
  • G. Lorraine (Stephens) Brown, of the Village at Hampton Fields, died Sunday, April 19, 2015. She was the wife of the late Clarence E. Brown Jr.; loving mother of Margaret Damron (John) and James E. Brown (Barbara); grandmother of Gregory Renkey, Michael Renkey, Matthew Brown and Jamie Chevrier; and great-grandmother of Marc Andre Chevrier. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the United Way.
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Constant, Theresa M. 91

  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Trenz, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Theresa Marie (Wagner) Constant, 91, just 2 weeks shy of turning 92, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015. She is survived by her children, Kathleen Moyer, Barbara Schaberl, Michele Pope and Robert Constant, 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and brother, Edwin Wagner. Theresa worked as a registered nurse until her retirement. Friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 11110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bernadette Church.
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Delesio, John T. 86

  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Winter, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • John T. "Strut" Delesio, 86, died Friday, April 17, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Carolyn (Casciato) Delesio; brother of the late Frances DeBella, Rose Bernatowicz, Matthew and Rosario "Rocky" Delesio. John was a loving and cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews. A Korean War veteran, John was a quiet and unassuming man who enjoyed many friends, both in Illinois and Pittsburgh. John had a passion for bowling, and as an accomplished bowler at the age of 86, was an inspiration to his league. A former resident of Chicago, John remained a fan of the White Sox, Bears and Blackhawks, however, he grew an affection for the Pirates, Steelers and Penguins. Friends and family received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the WINTER FUNERAL HOME PC, 4730 Friendship Ave. Funeral at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Maria Goretti Church, Friendship Campus. Interment with military honors will be in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Animal Rescue League, 6620 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206.
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George, Ronald C. 83

  • Greenock
  • Born: 1931-05-20
  • Died: 2015-04-20
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Ronald Clair George, 83, of Greenock, died Monday, April 20, 2015. He was born May 20, 1931, in Portage, and was the son of the late Freeman and Melda Clair George. Ronald was a retired truck driver and worked for Teamsters Local 250. He was a Korean War veteran, having served in the Army. He is survived by his wife, Nancy K. Brookmiller George; sons, Ernest George and Kenneth George, of Port Vue; daughters, Rhonda Betzner, of Chesapeake, Va., and Brenda Walk, of Greenock; stepdaughter, Tracy (Terry) Coulter, of Port Vue; sister, Alma Jean Barton, of Elizabeth Township; grandchildren, Thomas Walk, Joey, Michael, Nathan and Makenzie George, Sonya (Neil) Hutchinson, Tina (Troy) LaLiberte, Jamie George, Jason (Niki) George, Kenneth Wesolowski and Patrick Coulter; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his stepdaughters, Kelly Vickers and Marcy Gantt; and sisters, Virginia Kyne, Peggy Stoll and Lois Lauffer. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 23, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. William D. Heaton officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at www.gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Getz, William S. 91

  • Swissvale
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • William S. "Stu" Getz, 91, of Swissvale, died Friday, April 17, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Dolores (McCullough) Getz; loving father of Patricia M. Eiseman (Gary), of Springdale Township, Linda S. Hite (Bill), of Wilkins Township, Kathleen Griffith (Dave), of North Versailles, and the late Howard, Dorothy and Billy Getz; father-in-law of Debbie Getz; dear grandfather of Carol, Todd, Sarah, Bryan and Melanie; great-grandfather of Josh, Nico, Connor and baby Aubree to arrive in July; brother of Howard W. Getz, of Monroeville, and the late Frank "Les" Getz; uncle of Gayle Cindric, of Wilkins Township; and great-uncle of Gabi Cindric. Stu retired after 41 years of service at Union Switch and Signal, Swissvale, in the plating department. Stu served his country proudly in the Army 291st Combat Engineers during World War II on the beach in Normandy, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and received the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Medal with five Bronze Stars. Stu was past commander of Swissvale American Legion Post 063, member of the Swissvale VFW and Swissvale Moose. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family would like to thank the staff of Harmar Village and Grane Hospice Care. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony's School Program, 1000 Corporate Drive, Wexford, PA 15090. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Graham, Joseph W. 80

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Hahn, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Joseph W. Graham, 80, of Shaler Township, died Saturday, April 18, 2015. He was the beloved husband of 60 years to Nancy "Simon" Graham; loving father of Valerie (Donald) Zulka, Brian Graham and family, and the late Charles Joseph Graham; proud grandfather of Adam and Alan Zulka; brother of John (Nancy) Graham, Mary Belle Turka and Timothy (Darlene) Graham and the late Keith, David and Kathryn Graham; brother-in-law of Mary Ann, Annie and Carol Graham; also many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Joseph was a life-long member of The Order of the Eastern Star, a 50 year member of the Corinthian Lodge No. 573 F and AM, a volunteer Fireman at Cherry City Fire Dept, and extremely active in serving his church and the Lord. He was just "a regular Joe." Friends received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the HAHN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 123 North Ave., Millvale. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Ross Presbyterian Church.
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Hart, Sandra L. 70

  • Ross Township
  • Born: 1945-02-21
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Sandra L. Hart, 70, of Ross Township, died suddenly Friday, April 17, 2015. She was born Feb. 21, 1945, daughter of the late Carmen (Elnora) Ross. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard W. Hart Sr.; loving mother of Richard W. Hart Jr., Carmen M. (John) Seibert and William R. (Jennifer) Hart; dear grandmother of Amanda (Dan) James, Will and Jessica Hart, Carlie, John (Jr.) Sarah and Courtney Seibert and Billy and Nick Hart; great-grandmother of Sophie, Mackenzie, Chiara and Coen; sister of Robert (Linda) Ross and the late Tony Ross. Sandy loved spending time with her grandchildren and deeply missed her husband, Rich, since his passing. Family will welcome friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 6 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. Interment in North Side Catholic Cemetery. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Hoffman, Frank R. 74

  • Fineview
  • Died: 2015-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Heard, Observatory Hill | Get Directions
  • Frank R. Hoffman, 74, of Fineview, died peacefully Sunday, April 19, 2015. He was the loving brother of George W. "Bill" Hoffman Jr. and his wife, Bernie, and the late Barbara Meadors and Kathleen Heller; also survived by several devoted nieces and nephews. Frank served his country honorably in the Army. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the HEARD FUNERAL HOME INC., 4047 Perrysville Ave., Observatory Hill, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will follow in Mt. Royal Cemetery.
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Jones, Walter W. 74

  • Bethel Park , Formerly of Euclid, Ohio
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Walter W. Jones, 74, of Bethel Park, formerly of Euclid, Ohio, died Saturday, April 18, 2015. He was the beloved husband for 39 years of Marcia Jean (Whaley) Jones; adoptive father of Marty (Randi) and Matthew (Kelly) Whaley; and is also survived by 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Ronald and Terry Jones. Walter loved to build or repair everything and it was often said, "that if he couldn't fix it, it couldn't be fixed." Friends will be welcomed from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Main Sanctuary of Southminster Presbyterian Church, 799 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Interment will be in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to your favorite charity. www.laughlinfnueralhome.com.
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Kaminski, Marlene A. 73

  • Swissvale
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Marlene Adair (Danielson) Kaminski, 73, of Swissvale, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer Saturday, April 18, 2015. She is survived by her beloved husband of 52 years, Anthony Kaminski; her loving children, John Kaminski and his wife, Jeanine, and Lynn Checchio; her dear grandchildren, Marla Checchio, Justin Checchio and Amelia Kaminski; her devoted sisters, Dolores Ross and her late husband, Robert, and Donna Law and her husband, Dean; many loving nieces and nephews; and "her gang," Eleanor, Charlotte, Diane, Lorraine and Mary Ellen. She was the daughter of the late Einar and Della Mae (Siems) Danielson. Marlene lived her entire life in Swissvale. She was preceded in death by her sister, Lois Hileman and her late husband, Jack. Marlene was a fun-loving and supportive wife, mother, nana, aunt and friend who enjoyed her family dogs, dancing, spending time with her wonderful neighbors and trying her luck at the casinos. Family and friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Word of God Roman Catholic Church, 7446 McClure Ave., Swissvale, PA 15218. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Katsafanas, Sophia

  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Sophia (Katselas) Katsafanas passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Basil W. Katsafanas; sister of Tasso Katselas (Jane), Chris Katselas and the late Milton Katselas; and aunt of Dana and Lisa Katselas. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire Street, (freyvogelfuneralhome.com). Funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church, Oakmont.
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Kokos Jr., George A. 86

  • Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1928-05-05
  • Died: 2015-04-20
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • George A. Kokos Jr., 86, of Natrona Heights, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015, at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. He was born May 5, 1928, in Harrison Township, son of the late George A. and Anna R. (Orehouski) Kokos Sr. George has lived most of his life in Harrison Township where he was a maintenance supervisor for more than 40 years at Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation, Brackenridge. He was of the Catholic Faith and a graduate of the former Har-Brack High School. George enjoyed boating and spending time on the water. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Cora (Criner) Kokos; children, Thomas G. (Faye) Kokos, of Massachusetts, Gerald G. Kokos, of Massachusetts, and Betty Ann Nutall, of Lower Burrell; and stepsons, Coty (Zoe Ann) Podgornik, of Fawn Township, Robert (Melissa Tracy) Podgornik, of New York, and Richard Scott (Madonna) Podgornik, of Maryland. Also surviving are eight grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Anna M. Shaffron. Private family services and interment were held Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Township, with the Rev. Aaron J. Kriss, officiating. Arrangements are by DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. Tenth Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526. Visit: www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Kolovich, Theresa A. 47

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1967-12-24
  • Died: 2015-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Theresa Ann Honacki Kolovich, 47, of West Newton, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015. She was a former school psychologist for the Currituck, N.C., School District and Richmond, Va., Area School District and former member of St. Michael Parish, Elizabeth Township. She loved taking care of her animals. Born Dec. 24, 1967, in Monongahela, she was a daughter of John J. and Mary Ann (McKenna) Honacki, of Elizabeth Township. In addition to her parents, Theresa is survived by a brother, John (Laurie) Honacki, DC, of Cranberry Township; sister, LuAnn (Michael) Sowko, Ph. D., of Forward Township; nieces and nephew, Michael, Lauren and Natalie Sowko; also, aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received from noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015, in St. Michael Parish, with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Memorial contributions may be made to W PA Humane Society, 1101 Western Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Martowski, Helen 91

  • Died: 2015-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Bloomfield | Get Directions
  • Helen Martowski, 91, died Sunday, April 19, 2015. She was the beloved daughter of the late John Benjamin and Thecla Martowski; sister of the late John Martowksi; and is survived by niece, Danielle Martin, of New York City, N.Y. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at McCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, 5300 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Maria Goretti Church, Friendship Campus. Everyone please gather at the church. Interment will be private.
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Meshanko, Andrew M.

  • Sharpsburg
  • Died: 2015-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Trenz, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Andrew M. Meshanko, of Sharpsburg, originally from Wilkinsburg, died Sunday, April 19, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Marlyn Meshanko; and loving father of Michael (Machele), Andrea Zacchia (John), Robert, Daniel (Patricia) and Andrew (Laurie). He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Andrew was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 11110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Gerard Majella Church.
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Palovcak, John R.

  • Springdale
  • Died: 2015-04-20
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  • John Robert Palovcak died unexpectedly Monday, April 20, 2015, in his home. John was a graduate of Gannon College, enjoyed fixing cars and worked for the Allegheny County Office of Jury Management. He lived in Springdale, where he was a member of the Krivan Hall Association. John was the beloved father of Amanda (Linn) Holman. He was preceded in death by his cherished mother, Helen Palovcak. John is survived by Shelly Wright, Amanda Holman and his grandson, Alexander.
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Reiland, David C.

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • David C. Reiland, of Ross Township, died Saturday, April 18, 2015. He was the beloved husband of 40 years to Kathy (Hohmann) Reiland; loving father of Dana L. Reiland; beloved son of Rita Reiland and the late Joseph Reiland; brother of Donald Reiland (Sharon), Richard J. Reiland (Marjorie) and Kathy Arndt (William); beloved uncle of Hollie Walsh; and other nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Teresa of Avila Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Hospice, 2605 Nicholson Road, Suite 3240, Sewickley, PA 15143, 724-933-6222.
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Tibbitt, Beatrice B. 80

  • Greenock
  • Born: 1935-03-23
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles Borough | Get Directions
  • Beatrice B. Tibbitt, 80, of Greenock, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Sycamore Estates Personal Care Residence in Duquesne. Born March 23, 1935, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Beatrice (Lukart) Buck. The former proprietor of Bea's Cleaning Company, Beatrice was a big fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and loved her dog Toots. She is survived by her sons, William (Billie) Tibbitt and Frank (Charlene) Tibbitt, of Elizabeth Township; her daughter, Deborah (Gregory) Swiech, of Irwin; her grandchildren, Heather, Frank, Jason, Erin, Marcail, Robert and Aubrey; her great-granddaughter, Scarlett; her sister, Loretta (Donald) Sudsina, of North Versailles; and also nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2015, in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132, 412-678-3454. A blessing will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in the funeral home with Deacon Dale DiSanto, officiating. Procession and burial will follow to Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. Beatrice's family would like to thank Peggy Powers Placement and Carol and her wonderful staff at Sycamore Estates for their support and care of Bea. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Tominello, Della M. 102

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-04-20
  • Funeral Home: Pearce, Pitcairn | Get Directions
  • Della M. (Battiste) Tominello, 102, of Monroeville/Pitcairn, died Monday, April 20, 2015. She was the wife of the late Salvatore A. "Timmy" Tominello; mother of Victor Tominello, Rosalie Stevenson and Joseph (Linda) Tominello; also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Della was born and raised in Brushton and was a custodian for Pittsburgh School Board for many years. Friends received from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the WM. O. PEARCE FUNERAL HOME INC., 318 Wall Ave., Pitcairn. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Thursday at North American Martyrs Church, Monroeville, with the Rev. Joseph G. Luisi officiating.
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Vincent, Shirley E. 76

  • Indianola
  • Born: 1939-03-11
  • Died: 2015-04-20
  • Funeral Home: Jarvie, Springdale | Get Directions
  • Shirley E. Vincent, 76, of Indianola, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015, at Concordia of Fox Chapel. She was born March 11, 1939, in Indianola, to the late John and Ruth Watson Myers, and has been a lifelong resident of the community. Mrs. Vincent graduated from West Deer High School in 1958. She worked briefly at Eat'n Park, where she met her late husband, Kelland. Shirley was a member of Indianola United Presbyterian Church and enjoyed gardening, walking with her friends, feeding the birds, tending to her cats and especially spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving her are sons, Keith Vincent, of Indianola, and Kevin (Dana) Vincent, of Harwick; daughter, Ruth (Robert) Shepherd, of Indianola; three grandchildren, Adrienne, Hunter and Hannah Shepherd; and Justin McGarry. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her late husband, Kelland Vincent; two brothers, John and Vaughn Myers; and a sister, Marian Douglass. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the CHARLES B. JARVIE CHESWICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1607 Pittsburgh St., where services will commence at 10 a.m. Thursday, with burial to follow in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Dorseyville. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Indianola United Presbyterian Church. www.jarviefuneralhome.com.
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Wilson, James E. 90

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1924-06-17
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Waters, Clairton | Get Directions
  • James Edward Wilson, 90, of McKeesport, departed this life peacefully Friday, April 18, 2015, in Kane Regional Hospital. He was born June 17, 1924, in Fitz Henry, son of the late Lloyd and Florence Wilson. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Edna Waller Wilson; and daughter, Debra Denise Wilson. He was a retired employee of United States Steel Clairton Works, where he was a door machine operator in the Coke Department and was a foster parent with Allegheny County. He was a member of the United States Steelworkers and the Kings and Queens bowling leagues and was an avid billiard player. He was a veteran of Navy, serving during World War II. Surviving are four daughters, Joyce (Jeff) Wilson-Nixon, of Buffalo, N.Y., Deborah Ann Williams, of Las Vegas, Nev., Jacqueline Wilson, of Pittsburgh, and Victoria Black, of Charlotte, N.C.; two sons, Kletis Sloan, of Atlanta, Ga., and Melvin Rushin, of Portsmouth, Va.; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; brothers, David L. Wilson, of McKeesport, Thomas (Gloria) Wilson, of Smithdale, and Johnny (Lorraine) Wilson, of Jeannette; sisters, Gladys Marie (Edgar) Isbell, of Charleroi, and Doris Jean Farmer, of McKeesport; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, and from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the ROBERT A. WATERS FUNERAL HOME INC., 2326 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport. Services will be held at noon Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dr. Diane Hobson officiating. Interment will follow in the Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth, PA 15037.
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Wuenschell, Debra 60

  • Forest Hills
  • Died: 2015-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Debra (Morell) Wuenschell, 60, of Forest Hills, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015. She was the loving wife of Roy Wuenschell for 25 years; beloved mother of Valerie (John) Royce, of Texas; loving grandmother of four grandchildren; beloved sister of June (Delroy) May, of Brookline, and the late Sherry Linsenbigler; and is survived by a host of nieces and nephews. Debbie graduated from Community College of Allegheny County Boyce Campus as a registered nurse and worked at many of the local hospitals. She enjoyed cooking and using Facebook on her computer. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2015, at the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where services will be held at 4:30 p.m. www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Yonich, Edward R. 76

  • Clairton
  • Born: 1938-09-07
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Edward R. Yonich, 76, of Clairton, passed away at home Friday, April 17, 2015. Born Sept. 7, 1938, in Clairton, he was a son of the late George and Stella (Olesky) Yonich. A retired supervisor for Eastman Chemical in West Elizabeth and member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Edward was a veteran of the Army, an assistant Scout Master for the Clairton Boy Scouts, and volunteer at the former St. Clare School. He enjoyed fishing, camping and was the official bingo caller at his campground in Pymatuning. Besides his parents, Edward was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Joyce E. (Manown) Yonich, who passed away Feb. 24, 2015; and siblings, Stella Phillips, Effie Nikolich, Dolores Mitro, and Louis, John, Anthony "Sonny" and George "Barney" Yonich. He is survived by his daughter, Roslyn O'Hara, of Clairton; his grandson and best buddy, Scott O'Hara, of Clairton; his sister, Lorettta (Dale) Pierce, of Greentree; his dog, Buddy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700). Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in St. Clare of Assisi Parish. Procession and burial to follow to St. Clare Cemetery. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Westmoreland County

Armor, Donald R. 77

  • Manor
  • Born: 1938-04-03
  • Died: 2015-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Donald R. Armor, 77, of Manor, died Sunday, April 19, 2015. He was born April 3, 1938, in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Paul and Ruth (Arbaugh) Armor. He worked as a barber and retired from Dean's Barber Shop in Murrysville. He attended the Bruch Creek Salem United Church of Christ and was a member of the Sportsman's and Landowners Alliance of Murrysville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of more than 54 years, Marilyn G. "Susie" Armor; granddaughter, Sarah Armor; and sister, Betty Jones. He is survived by his sons, Mark (Patricia) Armor, of Port Orange, Fla., and Paul (Susan) Armor, of Milwaukee, Wis.; grandchildren, James and Cynthia Armor; brother, Robert (Barbara) Armor, of North Carolina; and nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where everyone will gather at 1 p.m. Thursday for a funeral service. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, North Huntingdon. Memorial contributions can be made to the Sportsman's and Landowners Alliance of Murrysville for the Benefit of the Youth Fishing Derby, PO Box 514, Murrysville, PA 15668. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Bert, Elizabeth C.

  • Mount Pleasant
  • Died: 2015-04-20
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth C. "Betty" Bert, of Mt. Pleasant, died Monday, April 20, 2015, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Calabrace Bert. Betty was formerly employed at Westinghouse, now Powerex, in South Greensburg. She was a graduate of the former Ramsay High School. She was a member of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society. Betty is survived by one sister, Patricia Bert, of Mt. Pleasant; her fiance, Walt Guzik, of Mt. Pleasant; and several nieces and nephews and their families. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Frank and Joseph Bert; and one sister, Ann Anderson. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, (everyone please go directly to the church), with the Rev. Richard Kosisko, as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Pius X Cemetery. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Blystone, Bruce E. 69

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1945-09-20
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Bruce E. Blystone, 69, of Irwin, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at home. He was born Sept. 20, 1945, in Irwin, a son of the late Kenneth E. and Catherine (Walthour) Blystone; and was also preceded in death by a brother, Dennis K. Blystone. Bruce was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, and the Men's Prayer Fellowship. He was also a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 236, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1671, both of Irwin, and was a member of two bowling leagues. He recently retired from the Westmoreland County Blind Association. He is survived by his siblings, Delores (the late Gildo) Vieceli, of Biddle, Eugene L. (Nancy) Blystone, of Greensburg, Gary L. (Bonnie) Blystone, of Lisbon, Ohio, Wayne K. Blystone, of Colorado, and Carl (the late Kathleen) Blystone, of North Irwin; and also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made in Bruce's name to the Westmoreland County Blind Association, 911 S. Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Crisi, Anthony A. 79

  • Monessen
  • Born: 1936-01-04
  • Died: 2015-04-20
  • Funeral Home: Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Anthony A. "Tony" Crisi, 79, of Monessen, died Monday, April 20, 2015, in Family Hospice and Palliative Care, Mt. Lebanon. He was born in Monessen on Jan. 4, 1936, the son of the late Romeo and Angelina Orsilli Crisi. Tony was a lifelong resident of Monessen and retired from the Allenport Plant of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, having worked in the boiler house. He owned and operated the former Crisi Park Lanes, Tony's Pizza, and Tony's Lounge in Monessen. Tony also operated Laurel Lanes bowling alley in Uniontown. He was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 954, member and Past President of the Monessen Lions Club, former member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Monessen Elks No. 773, and enjoyed being with friends on Tuesday nights at the Speers Boat Club. Tony loved basketball and football and was an avid poker player. His greatest enjoyment came from spending time with his family, especially his grandsons, and vacationing together in Sea Isle City, N.J. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Clara Fero Crisi; daughter, Celine (Dave) Meglen of Yardley, Pa.; son, Anthony "TC" Crisi of Monessen; three grandsons, Jeremy, Joseph and John Meglen; two sisters, Marlene (Bob) Wheeler of Harrisburg and Laverne Martin of Monessen; and by numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Frank "Frenchy" Crisi. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the DALFONOSO-BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC. AND CREMATION SERVICES, 441 Reed Ave., Monessen. Services will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015, beginning with a 9:30 a.m. blessing in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in Epiphany of Our Lord Church. Interment will follow in St. Hyacinth Cemetery, Monessen. The following services will be held Wednesday in the funeral home: Monessen Lions Club at 6 p.m., and Knights of Columbus at 7 p.m. Condolences accepted for the family at www.dalfonso-billick.com.
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Gratta, Diana L. 61

  • Rostraver Township
  • Born: 1953-10-12
  • Died: 2015-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Stump Funeral Home, Rostraver Twp | Get Directions
  • Diana Lynn Gratta, 61, of Belle Vernon, Rostraver Township, died Sunday, April 19, 2015, in her home surrounded by her family. Born in Monessen on Oct. 12, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Ned and Bertha "Betty" (Augustine) Stancato. She graduated from Monessen High School in 1971 and went on to earn her bachelor's degree at California University of PA in 1975. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who took great pride in caring for her whole family's needs. She enjoyed planting and growing flowers. The greatest joy of her life was taking care of and playing with her grandson, Tyler. She is survived by her husband, Stanley Paul Gratta; daughter, Kimberly (Jamie) Perozzi of Belle Vernon; grandson, Tyler Perozzi; sister, Barbara J. (Chuck) Slicker of Estes Park, Colo.; nephews, Bill Gratta and David Gratta; and nieces, Melissa Gratta Swanson and Andrea Slicker. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the JAMES C. STUMP FUNERAL HOME INC., 580 Circle Drive, Belle Vernon/Rostraver Township, 724-929-7934, www.jamesstumpfuneralhome.com, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Vincent J. Gigliotti officiating.
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Holmes, Blake F.

  • Jeannette
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Blake Francis "My Wittle Man" Holmes, four months, of Jeannette, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Dec. 22, 2014, in Greensburg, a son of Jason L. and Cara Beth (Portser) Holmes, of Jeannette. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfather, Clair Frye; and paternal great-grandfather, Francis Mangan. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Vera Lynn Holmes, at home. He is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Bill and Denise Portser, of Jeannette; paternal grandmother, Dee Holmes, of Jeannette; paternal grandfather, Jess Holmes, of Plum; maternal great-grandmother Lois Frye, of Greensburg; maternal great-grandparents, Jack and Betty Portser, of Latrobe; paternal great-grandmother, Barb Mangan, of Jeannette; aunts and uncles, Amanda and Jason MacAllister, Zack and Tiffany Portser and Mandy Mangan; family friend, "uncle" Harry; cousins, Maliki and Felucia MacAllister, Paige Claire and Gabriel Portser. Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg, where a funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Chris Whitehead, of Charter Oak United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Clair Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Johnson, Jeffrey E. 62

  • Laughlintown
  • Born: 1952-04-25
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Mccracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Jeffrey E. Johnson, 62, of Laughlintown, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Westmoreland Excela Health. He was born April 25, 1952, in Ligonier, a son of the late Earl Eugene and Dolores Scott Johnson. Jeff was employed as a sales representative for Ligonier Town and Country Motors for more than 25 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Lisa Ann Penrose and Doreen Rose; and a brother, Clifford Johnson. Jeff is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Kathleen Siemback Johnson; a son, Jesse G. Johnson, of Ligonier; and two sisters, Anita M. Charlton, of Somerset, and Denise F, Neiderhiser, of Ligonier. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the time of service at noon Saturday at the Ligonier Alliance Church with the Rev. Larry C. McDonnell officiating. To sign the online guest book or to send a condolence to the family, please visit www. jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com. The J. PAUL MCCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., Ligonier, is assisting the family.
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Jokola, Ljubica 92

  • Trafford
  • Died: 2015-04-20
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Ljubica "Violet" (Gojkovich) Jokola, 92, of Trafford, died Monday, April 20, 2015. She was a devoted member of St. Nicholas Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, the St. Petka Circle of Serbian Sisters, Serb National Federation Lodge 7, and a former member of the Trafford Senior Citizens. She was a daughter of the late Gliso and Mila Gojkovich; wife of the late Nick Jokola; beloved mother of Nick (Mary) Jokola and Mila (Pero) Prpa; loving Baba of Shawn Wallace-Baiza (Mike Baiza), Eric Wallace and Nicole Jokola; dear Great-Baba of Emma, Gordon, Magdalejna, Abby, Maddy and Ella; and sister of Peter (the late Irene) Gojkovich, Dolores (Al) Lonzo, Diane (the late Ed) Yurack, the late Mitzi (Steve) Vudragovich, Mary (Paul) Estok, Jennie (John) Zigarovich, George (Netta) Gojkovich, Paul (Evelyn) Gojkovich and Betty (Jim) Alfieri. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332, with Pomen at 7:30 p.m. Service at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Nicholas Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery. She will fondly be remembered as a beautiful cook and baker, especially well-known for her homemade noodles and Pogoca. She will be greatly missed. May her memory be eternal.
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Koutsky, Edna 74

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1940-12-05
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Edna (Minyon) Koutsky, 74, of Jeannette, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015, at her residence. She was born Dec. 5, 1940, in Greensburg, the daughter of the late Michael J. and Bessie Atheson Minyon. Prior to her retirement, Edna was employed by Westmoreland Regional Hospital. She was a member of Ascension Church, Jeannette. Her granddaughters, (the Girls), were her pride and joy. She lived every moment of the day for them. Edna was extremely proud of them and all of their accomplishments. They were her buddies and put a smile on her face every day. Grandma would like to thank you for taking such good care of her. In addition to her parents, Edna was predeceased by a brother, Guy D. Minyon. She is survived by her husband, James Koutsky; a daughter, Jeneen (Gold) Tomajko and husband, Ken, of Hempfield Township; granddaughters, Raquel Gold and ErikaRose Gold; a stepgranddaughter, Missy Tomajko; a brother, Michael J. Minyon and wife, Judy, her niece and goddaughter, Michelle Bertolino and husband, Mike, all of Jeannette; and several other nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. A blessing service will take place at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Father Paul A. Lisik presiding. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.
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Kuhns, Mildred L. 92

  • Harrison City
  • Born: 1923-02-16
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Mildred Louise (Mayers) Shaw Kuhns, 92, of Harrison City, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Forbes Hospital, Monroeville. She was born Feb. 16, 1923, in Windber, a daughter of the late Paul and Ann (Christoff) Mayers. She was a member of St. Barbara Church, in Harrison City, and attended Immaculate Conception Church, in Irwin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Shaw; her second husband, Duane E. Kuhns; a son, David P. Shaw; brothers, Paul G., Joseph and Thomas Mayers; a sister, Dorothy Shrift; and daughter-in-law, Bonnie Shaw. Surviving are three sons, William A. Shaw, of Ohio, Michael E. Shaw and wife, Mary Ann, of North Huntingdon, and Joseph P. Shaw and wife, Dana, of Hampton Bays, N.Y.; daughter-in-law, Marlene Haas, of Florida; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and many 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. Parting prayers will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 444 Liberty Ave., Suite 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Levendusky, Regis G. 80

  • Southwest Greensburg
  • Born: 1934-08-17
  • Died: 2015-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Regis Gerald "Jerry" Levendusky, 80, of Southwest Greensburg, died Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Forbes Regional Hospital, after suffering a stroke earlier in the day. He was born Aug. 17, 1934, the son of the late Anna (Dengg) and Frank Levendusky. He was the beloved husband for 55 years of Judith (Pignetti) Levendusky; and the proud father of four, Elizabeth (Charles) Show, David, and James, all of Greensburg, and Robert (JoAnna), of Frederick, Md. He was a loving grandfather to Michael Show, Brian, Jeffrey and Jaime Levendusky; and was especially close to his great-grandchildren, Ashley Show, Jeffrey Jr. and Audrey Levendusky. He is also survived by stepgrandsons, Brian, Dylan and Shane Golliday. He is survived by his brother, James (Mary), of Phoenix, Md.; sisters-in-law, Barbara Pyle, of Greensburg, and Marj (Bob) Benson; and brother-in-law, Peter Pignetti Jr., both of Charlotte, N.C.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He worked for more than 32 years at Westinghouse Industrial Ceramics in Derry. He was especially proud of serving as a Marine and was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. At his request, there will be no viewing. A funeral Liturgy for family will be held beginning at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. The family would like to thank the ambulance crews for their quick response and suggest memorials in his name to Mutual Aid Ambulance Service. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Mains, Carolyn M. 51

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1964-01-09
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Mccracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Carolyn Marie Mains, 51, of Ligonier, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at her home. She was born Jan. 9, 1964, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late John and Shirley Smith Renwick. Carol had been a manager for Fox's Pizza in Ligonier. She was a member of the VFW Post 734 and American Legion Post 267 Ladies Auxiliaries. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Albert Mains. She is survived by her companion of 17 years, Matthew E. Markowsky; three children, Stacy (Daniel) Smith, of Tacoma, Wash., Sarah Dawn Mains and Mark N. Mains, both of Ligonier; five grandchildren, Lilly Knupp, Mark N. Mains II, Hunter James, Parker Andrew and Carter Matthew Smith; and several brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier, where Carol's life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Dr. J. Paul McCracken officiating. Interment will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Wilpen. The family requests that contributions be made to the funeral chapel to help defray funeral expenses. To sign the online guest book or to send a condolence to the family, please visit www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
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Markle, Richard R. 75

  • Youngwood
  • Born: 1940-04-06
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Richard R. Markle, 75, of Youngwood, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born April 6, 1940, in Youngwood, a son of the late Raymond E. Markle and the late Dorothy P. (Harrold) Markle. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Youngwood. He is survived by his two sons, Chris A. Markle and wife, Mary, of Selinsgrove, and Lee E. Markle and wife, Anne-Claire, of West Henrietta, N.Y.; his brother, Douglas A. Markle and wife, Dian, of Tega Cay, S.C.; his friend and companion, Marilyn F. Love, of North Huntingdon; seven grandchildren, Davis, Noelle, Jonah, Elliott, Sasha, Eli and Sophie; and his nephews, Kevin and Keith Markle and their families. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert James Markle. He was a graduate of Hempfield High School and earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh. Dick was an avid reader and a Pittsburgh sports fan. At 73 years old, he discovered the enjoyment of vacation cruises. He was perhaps never more in his element than when he was leading the trivia game, surrounded by his extended family at the annual Markle family reunion. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood. Additional viewing will be held from 10:30 till 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Christ United Methodist Church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Christ United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Seth officiating. Interment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg. Family suggests memorial contributions to Christ United Methodist Church.
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Matiasic, Janice V. 75

  • Luxor , Formerly of Pitcairn
  • Born: 1940-04-08
  • Died: 2015-04-20
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Janice V. Matiasic, 75, of Luxor, formerly of Pitcairn, died Sunday, April 20, 2015. She was born April 8, 1940, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Thomas R. and Fern Carlson Lindquist. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Francis Matiasic; a brother, S. Bruce Lindquist; and six sisters, Joyce Sharlow, Joan DeBone, Judy Lindquist, Jean Lindquist, R. Jane Taylor and Jerrilyn Lindquist. She is survived by two sons, Joseph F. (Kris) Matiasic, of Luxor, and Russell A. (LuAnn) Matiasic, of Delmont; three grandchildren, Adam J. Matiasic, Cory M. Matiasic and Brandon Ayers; two brothers, Thomas R. Lindquist, of Bear Rocks, and Samuel E. Lindquist, of Manor; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. For online condolences, visit www.BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Smith, Father Thomas E. 90

  • Level Green
  • Died: 2015-04-20
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Father Thomas E. Smith, 90, of Level Green, formerly of Pitcairn, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015. He was affectionately known as Pittsburgh's Singing and Dancing Priest. He was the loving brother of Dorothy O'Reilly, Donald Smith, Doris (Edwin) Della Piazza, Carol (John) Mock and the late Gilbert (surviving spouse, Jenny) Smith and June (surviving spouse, Patsy) Mitlo; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Father Tom was a priest for the Pittsburgh Diocese from 1951 until 1994. He then continued his ministry and theatre in Altamonte Springs, Fla. Upon his return to Pittsburgh in 2004, he assisted with parish duties at St. Maurice Catholic Church in Forest Hills and St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Monroeville. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC. (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL), corner of (445) Beatty Road and 48 North, Monroeville (412-856-4747). Additional visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 245 Azalea Drive, Monroeville (412-373-0500), where Translation Vespers will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Bernadette Parish. Everyone please meet at the church. Interment will follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, 1 N. Linden St., Duquesne, PA 15110 or online at www.pittsburghfoodbank.org.http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Soyka, John G. 89

  • Sutersville
  • Born: 1925-08-31
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: McCauley Funeral Home, West Newton | Get Directions
  • John G. "Jerry" Soyka, 89, of Sutersville, died Friday, April 17, 2015. He was born Aug. 31, 1925, in Collinsburg, son of the late John and Alice (Couchenour) Soyka. Jerry was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He would help out anyone who needed assistance, sharing his time, wit and stories freely. Surviving are four children, John G. "Jerry" Soyka Jr. and wife, Barbara, of Tampa, Fla., Cheryl Menser and husband, Greg, of Bovard, Jeff Soyka, of Tampa, Fla., and Ricky Soyka of Sharon; seven grandchildren, Cherie Menser, Rachel Montoya and husband, Miguel, Rebecca Bortz and husband, Brad, Crystal Menser, Aaron Menser and wife, Barbara, Jarett Laudadio and Brandon Soyka; and a great-grandson, Isaiah Bortz. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha I. Soyka; a son, Gary Soyka; grandchildren, Autumn Soyka and Daniel Soyka; a great-grandson, Eli Menser; and a sister, LaVerne "Bernie" Soyka. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton, www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment with full military honors will follow in West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to ALS Association, Western PA Chapter, 416 Lincoln Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15209, or at webwpawv.alsa.org.
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Stramaski, Joseph 95

  • Avonmore
  • Born: 1920-03-30
  • Died: 2015-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Corridoni, Avonmore | Get Directions
  • Joseph Stramaski, 95, of Avonmore, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Pleasant Ridge Personal Care Home in Leechburg. He was born March 30, 1920, in Avonmore, the son of the late Joseph F. and Magdeline Mary Stramaski. Joe was a member of the St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Avonmore. Before his retirement, he was employed by National Roll in Avonmore as a pitman leader for more than 41 years. He enjoyed gardening and any type of carpentry repair. He was known endearingly to his family as "Mr. Fix It." He is survived by two sons, Richard E. Stramaski, of Avonmore, and Dennis M. Stramaski and his wife, Joan, also of Avonmore; four grandchildren, Jo Ann Beard and her husband, Chris, of West Leechburg, Amanda Stramaski, of Georgia, and Michael and Steven Stramaski, of Avonmore; two great-grandsons, Alex and Lucas Stramaski; his sister, Marcella Austin, of Leechburg; his daughter-in-law, Phyllis Stramaski, of Apollo; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Sazalsky Stramaski, in 2008; a son, Jerome J. Stramaski; and several brothers and sisters. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in the KELLY L. CORRIDONI FUNERAL HOME LTD., 400 Indiana Ave., Avonmore. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Avonmore. Father Salvatore Lamendola will be celebrant. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery, Avonmore. To view and send online condolences, visit us at www.corridonifuneralhome.com.
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Tedrow, Marie 82

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1932-07-28
  • Died: 2015-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Marie Quashnock Tedrow, 82, of Mt. Pleasant, died Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born July 28, 1932, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Emro and Mary Minnick Quashnock. Marie was retired from Lenox Crystal, where she was employed for 33 years. She was an avid bowler and participated in area bowling leagues. She also loved cooking and gardening. Marie was a devout Catholic and was a member of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church. She was the matriarch of her family and she was a strong influence on so many lives. She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Sterner and her husband, Jim, of Mt. Pleasant, and Jackie Moss and her husband, Mel, of East Quogue, N.Y.; her grandchildren, Jason VanArsdale, Keely Alcorn and her fiance, Joe Brosh, Corrina Moss-Keller and her husband, Sol, Eli Moss and his fiancee, Kasey Fields, Stephenie Tedrow and her companion, Jamie Dodd, and Luke Tedrow; six great-grandchildren, Kiley VanArsdale and her fiance, Tim Scott, Nicole Alcorn, Chad Alcorn, Jake VanArsdale, Vera Keller and Levi Keller; two great-great-grandchildren, Ella and Timmy Scott; and one brother, Charles Quashnock, of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Jack Tedrow; her son, Larry Tedrow; her fiance, Mike Dzurica; brothers and sisters, Emro, William and Agnes Quashnock, Lawrence Quashnock, Emro Quashnock, Dorothy Plazza, Elizabeth Bobbs and Florence Rogacki. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Kosisko as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Pius X Cemetery. A parish wake service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Shay, Gregory A. 49

  • Fenelton
  • Born: 1965-06-13
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Worthington | Get Directions
  • Gregory A. Shay, 49, of Fenelton, died Friday, April 17, 2015, at UPMC Shadyside. He was born June 13, 1965, in Butler, a son of Carol Shay-Boarts, of Fenelton, and the late Ron Shay Sr. He was a truck driver for Pennsylvania Roofing System. He spent a great deal of time in Driftwood, spotting elk and camping. He loved to restore cars and was a very well-known mechanic in the Butler area. In addition to his mother, survivors include his daughter, Angela Clemens (Dave), of Harrisburg; grandchildren, Jayden, Emma and Derrick; sisters, Cindy MacDonald, of Fenelton, and Debrah Weichey (Robert James "BJ"), of Butler; brothers, Darin Shay (fiancee, Tiffany Baptiste), of Fenelton, and Dennis Shay, of Connoquenessing; stepchildren, Jaime Angert (Zach), of Carbon Center, Sean Hess (Kimmi), of Fenelton, William Hess (Samantha), of currently serving in the Armed Forces. And Ryan Hess, of Fenelton; stepgrandchildren, Hailee, Katie, Allie, Peyton, Dani and Skylar; nephews, Robert MacDonald (Tara), Ronald Shay III, James Shay (Kimberly), Koda Weichey and Kayden Weichey; nieces, Kelly Patterson (Tom), Susan Warner (Jeremy) and Kourtney Jewart (Kevin); several great-nieces and nieces; one great-great-nephew; and one soon-to-be great-great-niece. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ron Shay Jr.; and brother-in-law, Dennis "Mac" MacDonald. A celebration of life party will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Happy Hunters Sportsman Club on the Chicora Fenelton Road, with main course and Busch beer provided and potluck welcome. Arrangements by the F. DUANE SNYDER FUNERAL HOME in Worthington. Memorial contributions to ElkCountryVisitorCenter.com. Click on support tab to support Benezette Elk Country Visitor's Center. For more information or to sign an online condolence, please visit www.snydercrissman.com.
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Wilson, Hazel F. 95

  • Worthington
  • Born: 1919-11-05
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Redmond, Freeport | Get Directions
  • Hazel F. (Brown) Wilson, 95, of Worthington, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015, peacefully, at Fair Winds Manor in Winfield Township, where she had been a resident since 2012. She was born Nov. 5, 1919, in Vandergrift, a daughter of the late Charles L. and Clara M. (Wagle) Brown. Hazel was a graduate of Vandergrift High School and was a WAC during World War II, serving in Paris, France. After the war, Hazel owned and operated her own beauty salon in Vandergrift. She also was a teller at the First National Bank of Freeport from 1953-1963. She married Lee F. Wilson on Sept. 5, 1963, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeport and joined him in the operation of their dairy farm in Slate Lick. She was a member of the South Buffalo Grange 1908, Pomona Grange 11 of Armstrong County, PA State Grange and National Grange and was active in the Women's Activity Projects of the Grange. Hazel was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church until 1963, and Slate Lick United Presbyterian Church, where she was a deacon and held offices in the Women's Group and the Friendly Class. She enjoyed traveling, reading, crafts, sewing, square dancing and playing cards. She is survived by her brother, Dale E. (Dorothy) Brown, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and five nieces and six nephews, along with many other great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lee Wilson, in 2013; her brothers, Charles L. (Virginia) Brown Jr. and John W. (Julia) Brown; and her sister, Frances M. (Joseph) Hill. The family would like to thank the personal care and skilled care staff at Fair Winds Manor for the wonderful care she received while living there the past 2 1/2 years. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in the REDMOND FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 High St., Freeport. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 23, in the funeral home with David O'Leary, intern at the Gospel Fellowship PCA in Valencia, officiating. Burial will follow in Slate Lick Cemetery, North Buffalo Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Slate Lick Cemetery, P.O. Box 534, Worthington, PA 16262. To send a condolence, visit www.redmondfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Butler County

Atkinson, Barry N. 65

  • Buffalo Township
  • Born: 1949-07-17
  • Died: 2015-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Barry Neil Atkinson, 65, of Buffalo Township, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 19, 2015, surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born July 17, 1949, in Harrison Township, son of the late Merle A. and Alice G. (Jones) Atkinson. He worked in the melt shop of Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation, Brackenridge, for 35 years, retiring in 2006. He was a graduate of East Deer High School and the University of Buffalo, where he was a standout football player. Barry was an avid hunter and outdoorsman who lived his life for his family. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Jaimie Lynn (Gilhousen) Atkinson; children, Merle James (Christine) Atkinson, of Denver, Colo., Tammy Lynn (John) Hoffman Jr., of Richland Township, Marcee Lynn (Michael) Klixbull, of North Washington Township, and Jacob Neil (Teresa) Atkinson, of Bethel Park; and grandchildren, John Wilson Hoffman III, Lauren Hali Hoffman, Paige Elizabeth Atkinson, Avery Elizabeth Hoffman, Andrew Merle Atkinson, Brandon Alex Hoffman, Natalee Grace Klixbull, Samuel Michael Klixbull, Logan Matthew Hoffman, Jaimee Elizabeth Klixbull and Sydnee Ellen Klixbull. He is also survived by his siblings, Alan (Helen) Atkinson, of Tarentum, Beverly (Ron) Stock, of Natrona Heights, and Janet Morris, of Buffalo Township; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Thursday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. Tenth Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526. Interment will be in Rimersburg Cemetery. Visit: www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Farringer, Blanche M. 90

  • Mars
  • Born: 1924-12-21
  • Died: 2015-04-20
  • Funeral Home: McDonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Blanche May Farringer, 90, of Mars, died Monday morning, April 20, 2015, at LAS St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars. Born Dec. 21, 1924, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Edward Shaner and Irene Brooks Shaner Markle. A homemaker, Blanche was an avid reader and enjoyed crocheting. Surviving are her husband, A. Ray Farringer, who she married June 12, 1943; her daughter, Barbara Yoakum and her husband, Jim, of Butler; a son, James Farringer and his wife, Terry, of Blawnox; her grandchildren, Robert "Rob" Fester and Jonathan James "J.J." Farringer; her great-grandchildren, Josselyn, Alex, Kaitlyn, Colton and Lance; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, William Shaner. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Services will be private with burial in Butler County Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association, 100 W. Station Square Drive No. 1900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Fayette County

Love, Dorothy 93

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1922-03-21
  • Died: 2015-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Dorothy (Kern) Love, 93, of Connellsville, passed away from this life to glory Wednesday, April 15, 2015. She was born March 21, 1922, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late George S. and Minnie P. Morris Kern. She was a 1940 graduate of Connellsville High School and an appreciative 1943 graduate of the Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing, thanks to the support of her parents and older brothers and sisters. She was proud to be a professional nurse, working as an occupational health nurse at Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation and as staff nurse at Connellsville Hospital. After her retirement from Anchor Hocking, she continued providing home visits to many. She was also proud to be one of 238,000 dedicated nurse-participants in the Nurses' Health Study. Started in 1976 and expanded in 1989, the information provided by these nurses in this study led to many new insights on health and disease. Dorothy had been a member of the East Connellsville Evangelical United Brethren Church where she was married in 1946 to her beloved husband, James William Love, of Connellsville, who died in 1995. She was a founding member of the Church of the Open Door. She was currently a member of the Faith Bible Church. For more than 50 years, she made homemade root beet for family picnics and was full of fun and laughter. She was the best mother in the wold for her daughter, Lizabeth "Betsy" Love Ryan, of Groton, Conn.; her daughter's life partner, Kenneth Abrahms, and "Gramma Jean" for his daughter, Morgan Lamb; and grandchildren, Myles and Kiera Lamb. She was "Aunt Jean" to many including her loving nieces and nephews, the "Graham Kids," Kathy Graham Soliday, James Kern Graham, John P. Graham, Guy Graham, Renee Graham McCuen; also N. Jean Kern, Edward Kern, Claudia Bradley Cunningham, William "Bill" Swan, Judith Swan Nardone, Jerome Kern, Linda Swan Brubaker, Meredith Kern Recht, David and John Stewart; and many grandnieces and nephews, including her caregivers, Heather, Matthew and Brandon Ruff, and nephew, Sonny Ruff. She had encouraged her daughter and two nieces in careers as professional nurses and they also graduated from West Penn. She is survived by one brother-in-law, Art Graham; and many dear friends, including Sally Kelly Abbott, Helen Davidson and many at the Faith Bible Church. She cherished her friendship with Betty Jo Workman Wilson, of San Antonio, Texas, her nursing school roommate. She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Lynel, in 1950; five sisters, Kathryn Swan, Floretta "Midge" Bradley, Laurene Stewart, Nelda Graham and Ruth Kern; four brothers, Clyde, Roy, George W. and Wilbur; sisters-in-law, Ruth Livingston Kern, Susan Grimm Kern and Sona Santini Kern; brothers-in-law, James H. Stewart, William H. Swan and Claude Bradley; and niece and nephew, Miriam Kern Finkelpearl and Ronald C. Kern. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 to 11 a.m., the time of service, Wednesday at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, to offer thanks to God for the blessing of her life. Pastor Barry Witt will officiate. Pastor Lee Maley will also take part in the services. We request that in lieu of flowers, donations will be greatly appreciated to "Wheels for the World," which aims to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the disabled around the world by providing them with wheelchairs and sharing the love of Jesus Christ. You may give either to the family at the funeral home or by mail in memory of Dorothy Jean Kern Love to "Wheels for the World" Joni and Friends, P.O. Box 3333, Agoura Hills, CA 91376-3333. www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Washington County

Giorgi, Lorraine 92

  • Charleroi
  • Born: 1922-06-22
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Spallino Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Lorraine Giorgi, 92, of Charleroi, died on Friday, April 17, 2015. Born on June 22, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Ugo and Julia Dolfi Nesti. She was a member of Mary, Mother of the Church, and belonged to various card clubs. Lorraine and her husband, Tito, owned Rego's Restaurant in Charleroi since 1948, and prior to that owned Washington Importing Company in Washington, Pa., which is still in operation. She is survived by her husband, Orlando "Tito" Giorgi of Charleroi; son and daughter-in law, Nino and Tamara Giorgi of Charleroi; grandsons, Justin (Robert) Lake of Gilbert, Ariz., Marc (JoMarie) Giorgi of Washington, Pa., and Aaron Giorgi of Waynesburg; and great-grandchildren, Maria and Anthony Giorgi of Washington. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Vicki Baxter; brothers, Elmo and Emil Nesti; and sisters, Olga Vernaccini, Angeline Ferrari and Romilda Iacoboni. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon, the time of blessing service, today, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in the CARL J. SPALLINO FUNERAL HOME, Charleroi, Joseph A. Lopez, funeral director. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Mary, Mother of the Church, 624 Washington Ave., Charleroi. Online condolences may be sent to www.spallinofuneralhome.com.
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Larkin, Dorothy G. 90

  • Canonsburg
  • Born: 1924-09-25
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Dorothy G. "Dot" Larkin, 90, of Canonsburg, formerly of Bakerstown, died Friday afternoon, April 17, 2015, at Golden Living in Canonsburg. Born in Pittsburgh, Sept. 25, 1924, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret Derek Cervanyak. Dorothy had owned Larkin's Crafts in Bakerstown and was an avid bingo player and crafter. Surviving are two daughters, Kathy Reichart and her husband, Jerry, of Ohio Township, and Robin Lamneck and her husband, Martin, of Mars; two sons, Terry Larkin and his wife, Barbara, of Canonsburg, and Robert Larkin and his wife, Courtney, of Gibsonia; her grandchildren, Shawn, Becky, Amber, Kara, Terry, Kara, Brian, Justine, Niki, Ashley, Jayme and Martin; and her great-grandchildren, Madison, Gavin, Zachery, Declan, Ally, Jordyn, Tyler, Layla, Carson, Landon, Owen, Ben, Henry, Hudson, Roman and Haylee; a sister, Margaret Cervanyak, of Sewickley; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. Larkin; two brothers, James and Robert; and two sisters, Anna May and Theresa. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the MCDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jeff Lawther officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Royal Cemetery, Shaler Township. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Marks, Robert R. Sr. 86

  • Speers Hill
  • Born: 1929-03-09
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Spallino Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Robert R. Marks Sr., 86, of Speers Hill, passed away peacefully at home, on Saturday, April 18, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Born on March 9, 1929, he was the son of the late Aloysius and Amelia Marks. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War, and was a member of Mary, Mother of the Church, the American Legion, and the Knights of Columbus, all in Charleroi. He was a 1947 graduate of St. Justin's High School in Pittsburgh, and was retired as a salesman with the H.J. Heinz Co. and with Montgomery Ward in Charleroi. He loved hunting with his sons and grandsons, listening to music of his era, and spending time with his large family. Bob is survived by his children, Robert R. (Debi) Marks Jr. of Lakeland, Fla., Noreen (Joe) Salamone of Upper St. Clair, Bill (Sandy) Marks of Speers Hill, Kathleen (Bob) Cole of Peters Township, Patrick (Kim) Marks of Green, Ohio, and Colleen (Chuck) Balsano of Rostraver Township; grandchildren, Mandolin (Marty) Hoffman, Christina (Matt) Evans, Kristen (Erin Dawso) Salamone, Erin (Tim) Chiappetta, Justin (Deidra) Salamone, Carlyn (Chris) McCune, Bill Marks Jr., Ty (Melissa Tedrow) Marks, Alyssa (Jarrod Pletcher) Marks, Bobby Cole, Patrick (Christina Hunter) Cole, Shannon Cole, Shawn and Courtney Marks, and Chaz and Maddie Balsano; great-grandchildren, Kylie and Caroline Evans, Sydney and Aubrey Hoffman, and Campbell Chiappetta; brother, Paul Marks; sister-in-law, Ruth Marks; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved wife of 58 years, Shirley Marks; great-grandson, Aiden Michael; sister, Charlotte Krahe; and brothers, John, Bill, Albert, George, and Harry Marks. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in the CARL J. SPALLINO FUNERAL HOME, 819 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, Joseph A. Lopez, funeral director. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, in Mary, Mother of the Church, Charleroi, celebrated by the Rev. James Young, with entombment following in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation, 302 West Main St. #100, Avon, CT 06001. Online condolences may be sent to www.spallinofuneralhome.com.
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Veres, Marietta G. 92

  • Charleroi
  • Born: 1922-05-23
  • Died: 2015-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Marietta G. Veres, 92, of Charleroi, passed on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Tender Loving Adult Care in West Newton, with her family by her side. She was born May 23, 1922, in France, a daughter of the late August and Marie Felgiesal Kreiter. Mrs. Veres was member of the Christ Lutheran Church of Charleroi. She is survived by her two sons, Paul J. Veres and his wife, Rosemarie, of Irwin, and John Veres of Charleroi; sister, Loretta Hasill of Verona; grandchildren, Steven and his wife, Erica Veres, and Sheila Veres; and two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Adam Veres. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul W. Veres; and two brothers, Paul Douglas and August Kreiter. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in the SCHROCK HOGAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE INC., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.schrock-hogan.com.
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Caltagarone, Barbara A. 57

  • Reynoldsville
  • Born: 1957-07-28
  • Died: 2015-04-09
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  • Barbara A. Caltagarone, 57, of Reynoldsville, died Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois. Born July 28, 1957, in Natrona Heights, she was a daughter of Harold T. Clark Sr. and Lois Ankney Clark, of Dunnellon, Fla. They survive. On Oct. 14, 1995, she was married to Reynoldsville Mayor Peach Caltagarone. He also survives. She attended Burrell School District in Lower Burrell and was an employee of Christ the King Manor in the laundry department for 21 years. Known as the "First Lady of Reynoldsville," Barb loved shopping, decorating for the holidays and quilting. An avid Steelers, Penguins and dirt track racing fan, she also enjoyed camping, fishing and spoiling her grandchildren. She was a member of Reynoldsville Presbyterian Church and the S and T Bank team for Relay for Life. She is also survived by two daughters, Bobbi Jo (Steve) Gregor, of DuBois, and Sheena Caltagarone, of Corsica; two sons, Christopher Doutt, of Export, and Steven (Betty) Caltagarone, of Reynoldsville; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Verna Clark, of Charlotte, N.C., and Vada Clark, of Rural Valley; two brothers, William Clark, of Upper Burrell, and Harold (Shannon) Clark, of Vandergrift; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Dyllan King; a nephew, T.J. Stankiewicz; a brother, Richard Smart; and a sister, Betty Jane Lloyd. Memorial donations may be made to the Reynoldsville Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 247, Reynoldsville, PA 15851.
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Clark, Phyllisfae J. 84

  • Port Orange, Fla. , Formerly of Sarver
  • Born: 1930-10-16
  • Died: 2015-04-14
  • Funeral Home: Redmond, Freeport | Get Directions
  • Phyllisfae Jane (Grafton) Clark, 84, of Port Orange, Fla., formerly of Sarver, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015, to be with the Lord. She was the beloved wife and companion of her husband, Charles H. Clark, and they recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary together. Phyllis was born Oct. 16, 1930, in Leechburg. She was a daughter of the late Robert and Garnett (Coleman) Grafton and grew up in Bagdad, Pa. Phyllis was preceded in death by her loving sister, Betty Cadamore; and her husband, the Most Rev. Dr. Harry Cadamore. She leaves behind her three children, Kathleen Clark Gingery and her husband, J.K. Gingery, Charles K. Clark and his wife, Melinda Koch Clark, and Candice Clark Fennell and her husband, Daniel Fennell; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. After a successful and satisfying 25 years as a florist in Tarentum, a former president of the Women in Business organization and extremely influential leader and participant in numerous church and ministry events, she and her husband retired to Florida. Of course, never truly intending to retire or slow down she worked with her husband in the office of the Mannheim Auto Auction, as well as having time to become instrumental in organizing and building a new Church of the Nazarene in Port Orange. Even after battling Lupus for more than one-third of her life, she was a true pioneer. A wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend; the call by the Lord was graciously accepted. Her presence will truly be missed, but her love and guidance will be cherished forever. Visitation will begin from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2015, at the REDMOND FUNERAL HOME, 524 High St., Freeport. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the Greenwood Memorial Park, 104 Melwood Road, Lower Burrell, with Pastor Janis Bracken officiating. To send a condolence, visit www.redmondfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Loughry, Barbara 80

  • Sarasota, Fla. , Formerly of Greensburg
  • Born: 1934-07-14
  • Died: 2015-04-17
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  • Barbara Wike Loughry, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Rockford, Ill. and Greensburg, died in her sleep Friday, April 17, 2015, at Tidewell Hospice in Sarasota. Barbara was born July 14, 1934, in Pittsburgh. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1956. Barbara married Robert K. Loughry in 1968. They had two sons, Lance and Philip. The family moved to Rockford, Ill., in 1967, where Barbara taught first grade at Church School until her retirement in 1989. The couple then moved to Sarasota, Fla., where they spent many happy years. Barbara loved her friends, family and baseball. She also spent many happy hours watching the people on Siesta Beach. Barbara is survived by her son, Lance, also of Sarasota, Fla. She is donating her body to medical research. Please send memorial donations to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Guestbook located at www.wiegandbrothers.com.
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Phillips, Sylvia E. 70

  • Fairfield, Ohio
  • Born: 1944-12-03
  • Died: 2015-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Fox, Saxonburg | Get Directions
  • Sylvia Elaine (Harbison) Phillips, 70, of Fairfield, Ohio, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Tri-County Extended Care in Fairfield. Born Dec. 3, 1944, in Natrona Heights, she was a daughter of Howard and Helen A. (Livingston) Harbison. Sylvia was a 1962 graduate of Freeport High School. She worked for the Treasury Department in 1963 and 1964. Sylvia was a very loving, giving person. She was always finding a way to serve, comfort or congratulate those in triumph or tribulation. Her greatest love was for all of her family. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Sylvia cared deeply for animals and the world around her. She loved to travel. Her favorite place to be was on a beach near the sound of crashing waves and the smell of the salt air. Surviving are her husband, Dean Phillips, whom she married Aug. 20, 1966; two sons, Arron D. (Deborah) Phillips, of Magnolia, Texas, and Jason M. Phillips, of York; three granddaughters, Addison, Avery and Ashley Phillips, of Magnolia, Texas; her mother, of Sarver; three sisters, Mary Ann Nemchick, of Valencia, Helen (Donald Sr.) Hortert, of Butler, and Marla (Richard) Hackett, of Mayer, Ariz.; and her brother, Ronald (Lori) Harbison, of Jamestown, Pa. She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Harbison. Friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2015, at FOX FUNERAL HOME INC., Saxonburg. Services will follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Sarverville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Animal Friends Humane Society, 1820 Princeton Road, Hamilton, OH 45011-4742. www.foxfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Spillers, Norman W. 74

  • Hayden, Idaho
  • Born: 1940-11-11
  • Died: 2015-04-19
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  • Norman Wade Spillers, 74, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Hospice House in Hayden, Idaho. He was born Nov. 11, 1940, in Upper Burrell, Westmoreland County, to the late Clarence Hewell and Dorothy Jean Raught Spillers. He was a graduate of New Kensington High School, Class of 1958, and served in the Army in Germany. Survivors include his ex-wife and best friend, Alice Spillers, of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho; four brothers, James (Virginia) Spillers, of Columbus, Ohio, Donald "Jiggs" (Jeannie) Spillers, of Murrysville, Jared "Jay" (Joyce) Spillers, of Oklahoma, Pa., and Carlton "Jack" (Marcy) Spillers, of Washington Township; three sisters, Jean Branthoover, of Greensburg, Carol McLaughlin, of Lower Burrell, and Fanny Ash, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J.; and lots of nephews and nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clarence H. "Buddy" Spillers and Richard "Lee" Spillers; and his faithful dog, G.W.
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Zajicek, Raymond J. 69

  • Tarpon Springs, Fla. , Formerly of Liberty Borough
  • Born: 1945-05-10
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Willig, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Raymond J. "Skip" Zajicek, 69, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., formerly of Liberty Borough, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Mease Countryside Hospital, in Florida. Born May 10, 1945, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Rosemarie (Figola) Zajicek and the husband of Judith S. (Seeger) Zajicek. Ray retired from the PA Turnpike Commission with more than 20 years of service. He was a member of Saint Ignatius of Antioch Parish, in Tarpon Springs, former member of Saint Mark Parish in Liberty Borough, and former councilman in Liberty Borough. He loved sports, horse racing and playing cards. In addition to his wife, Ray is survived by his son, Raymond M. (Marissa) Zajicek, of North Huntingdon; daughter, Adrienne M. (Michael Johnson) Zajicek, of Elizabeth; four grandchildren, Makenzie, Brianna, Sidney and Joseph; and very caring and dear friend, Tina Brown, of Tarpon Springs, Fla. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at WILLIG FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES, 220 Ninth St., McKeesport, PA 15132. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday in Saint Mark Parish, Liberty Site, with Father Daniel Straughn, as Celebrant. Entombment will follow in New Saint Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Saint Mark Parish, 1125 Romine Ave., McKeesport, PA 15133. www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
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