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Brown, David W. 58

  • Whitaker
  • Born: 1956-08-18
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • David William "Brownie" Brown, 58, of Whitaker, died Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was born Aug. 18, 1956, in Homestead, and was a son of the late Roy A. Brown Sr. and the late Greta Holdsworth Brown. Brownie was a truck driver. He is survived by his sister, Barbara A. Brown, of Munhall; brothers, Paul (Phyllis) Brown, of Murphy, N.C., and Thomas (Sue) Brown and Mark Brown, of Munhall; an uncle; cousins; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert, William and Roy A. Brown Jr. There is no visitation. Services are private. Arrangements are by the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at www.gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Burge, Betty A. 86

  • Clairton
  • Born: 1928-08-12
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Finney, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Betty Ann Burge, 86, of Clairton, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 12, 1928, to the late Paul and Mary Ceryak Demis, in Clairton. She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, James Burge. In addition to her husband, she is also survived by a daughter, Barbara (Mark) Murray, James (Jane) Burge and Paul Burge, all of Clairton. Betty is survived by sister, Pauline Patch, of McKeesport. She is also survived by three grand-daughters, Christianna Murray, Mary (Jeff) Trott and Anne (Jerome Ramsey) Burge, also all of Clairton. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren, Anthony, Jacob, Noah, Ian and Sophie. In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Metzler. A lifelong resident of Clairton, Betty graduated from Clairton High School in 1946. Services at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME will be private with inurnment taking place at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.
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Collage Sr., Donald J. 81

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1933-07-18
  • Died: 2015-04-30
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Donald Jean "Joe" Collage Sr., 81, of Elizabeth Township, died Thursday, April 30, 2015. He was born July 18, 1933, in Pittsburgh, and was the son of the late Adolph and Ella Mae Northrup Collage. Joe was retired as a heavy equipment mechanic from the former U.S. Steel Duquesne Works and was a USMC Veteran serving during the Korean War on the USS Bennington. He was a member of the Mon Valley Leathernecks, Elizabeth Township, Ex-serviceman's Association, Versailles American Legion and AARP. Joe was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Jane Cordisco Collage; sons, Richard Dean (Jean) Collage, of Elizabeth Township, Donald Jean (Cheryl) Collage, of Ridgeley, W.Va., and Denis Larry Collage, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; daughter, Kimberly Joan Collage, of Boston; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Stephen, Richard, Rachel, Karalee, Kaelin and Kelli; great-grandson, Quinton; and a brother, Brian Collage, of Elrama. He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Dean Collage, who was killed in action in the Korean War; and his sister, Mildred Wright. Visitation and funeral service with military honors took place Saturday, May 2, in the chapel of the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. The Rev. Jody Dausey officiated. Condolences may be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Fedorowski, Paul T. 84

  • Castle Shannon
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Castle Shannon | Get Directions
  • Paul T. Fedorowski, 84, of Castle Shannon, died Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was the beloved husband for 59 years of Sylvia M. Fedorowski; loving father of Paula (Jeff) Snyder, Leslie (Tom) Anderson, Cindy (David) McClune, Sandy (Paul) Immekus, Jeffrey (Lisa) Fedorowski and Mark (Erika) Fedorowski; brother of Mildred Vega, Mary Jane Jordan and the late Sophie Schwartz; also survived by 14 grandchildren, two great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews. Paul was a Marine veteran of the Korean War, and retired from LTV Steel after 33 years of service. Friends will be welcomed from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL INC., 1008 Castle Shannon Blvd. A blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
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Johnson, Audrey 91

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Born: 1923-07-20
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Audrey (Fogarty) Johnson, 91, of Concordia of the South Hills in Mt. Lebanon, formerly of Jefferson Hills, died peacefully Saturday, May 2, 2015, following a brief illness. Audrey was born July 20, 1923, in Brentwood, the daughter of Michael Francis "Frank" and Dorothea (Green) Fogarty. She was the beloved wife of the late John F. "Jack" Johnson; mother of John Jr. (Patti Litman) Johnson, who lives on a sailboat called the Anhinga, Stephen (Tracey) Johnson, of Pittsburgh, Michael (Carolyn) Thomas, of Lost Creek, W.Va., and the late Donald (survived by Ruth) Johnson, of Pleasant Hills; grandmother of John III (Alejandra), Douglas (Audrey), Benjamin (Anne), Samuel, Jacob and Adam Johnson and Christopher Thomas; great-grandmother of Sarah, Evan, Tristan, Madison and Abigail Johnson; sister of Ruth Rollins, of Sterling, Va., and the late Emma Lou McKeeton and Lois Thomas; she was the mother-in-law of Alyce Verville Johnson. Audrey's life revolved around her faith and her family. She was a faithful Christian who devoted much time to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Whitehall, where she was a charter member, active as a Sunday school teacher and was a member of the Altar Guild for many years. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of South Hills, 418 Maxwell Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Everyone please meet at church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Concordia Lutheran Ministries, Good Samaritan Fund, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023. If you have a memory of Audrey that you would be willing to share with her family, please email it to her son, Stephen, at swjohnson98@yahoo.com. You may also send condolences to www.johnfslater.com.
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Kacmarik, Veronica 95

  • Formerly of Clairton
  • Born: 1919-08-10
  • Died: 2015-04-26
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Veronica Kacmarik, 95, of Cleveland, Tenn., formerly of Clairton, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Life Care Center of Cleveland. Born Aug. 10, 1919, in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Janitor) Kaduk. A former lineworker at the Large Distillery, Veronica was a former member of St. Joseph's Church and its Mother's Club, St. Clare of Assisi Parish and St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Orlando. She joins her husband, the late George Kacmarik, and was also preceded in death by her son, George J. Kacmarik; and her sister, Elizabeth Storrer. Veronica is survived by her daughters, Marlene Kacmarik, of Clairton, and Claudia (Daniel J.) Popelas, of Sterling, Va.; daughter-in-law, Nancy Kacmarik, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jennifer Cooper, of Ocoee, Fla., Holly (Russell) Austin, of Ooltewah, Tenn., and Jeffrey (Samantha) Kacmarik, Orlando, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Daniel and Joshua Cooper, Christopher and Alicia Austin, and Jackie, Katie, and Abbie Kacmarik; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Andrew Kaduke, of Bethel Park; sisters, Helen Ciavarra, of Greensburg, and Irene McLaughlin, of McKeesport; and nieces and nephews. A memorial gathering will be held from 9 until 10 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700) with Mass of Christian Burial immediately following at 10 a.m. in St. Clare of Assisi Parish. Procession and burial will follow in St. Clare Cemetery. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Kaelin, Donald N. 83

  • Franklin Park
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Sewickley | Get Directions
  • Donald N. Kaelin, 83, of Franklin Park, died Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was the beloved husband for 56 years of Ellen M. (Neely) Kaelin; father and best buddy of Donald Curtis "Curt" (Jennifer) Kaelin; precious grandfather of Matthew and Abby Kaelin; and brother of the late Elmer B. Kaelin Jr. and Patricia Kaup. Don was a graduate of Leetsdale High School and Penn State University, a member of North Hills Lodge No. 716, FSAM and a pilot in the Strategic Air Command, where he flew a B47 Stratojet. He founded Kaelin Process Equipment Co. and Kaelin Farm Market. Family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at SCHELLHAAS and SONS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 1600 Stone Mansion Drive, Franklin Park/Sewickley, PA 15143. Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2500 Brandt School Road, Wexford, PA 15090, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Lorence, Theodore P. 83

  • Pleasant Hills
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Theodore P. Lorence, 83, of Pleasant Hills, passed away Friday, May 3, 2015. He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Lorence. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Carol Lorence; and one son, Richard Lorence, of Alexandria, Va. JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC. are handling the private arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pleasant Hills Public Library, 302 Old Clairton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Condolences may be posted at www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Matthews, David A. 74

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Green, Munhall | Get Directions
  • David A. Matthews, 74, of Munhall, died Sunday, May 3, 2015. He was the son of the late George Matthews and Lucy Schweinberg Matthews; beloved husband of Judith Matthews; brother of Ruth Mathews, Paul Matthews and the late Lois Tucker, George Matthews and Glenn Matthews. He is survived by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. David was an avid gardener and a member of the IBEW. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall, 412-461-6394, where a funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Please share your memories and condolences at georgeigreenfuenralhome.com.
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Naccarato, Rose J. 90

  • Friendship
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: McCabe, Bloomfield | Get Directions
  • Rose J. (Mazzotta) Naccarato, 90, of Friendship, died peacefully Saturday, May 2, 2015, at home, with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Gino Naccarato; loving mother of Carmela Naccarato and Joseph Naccarato (Marian); grandmother of Matthew, Adrienne Mascilli (Daniel) and Andrew; and great-grandmother of Giorgio, Luca and Giuliana. She was preceded in death by her parents, Antonio and Nicholina Mazzotta; and her sister and brothers, Maria Magliocco and John, Lou, Carmen, Joe and Ralph. Rose, along with her late husband, Gino, were the longtime owners of Stromboli's Restaurant in Garfield. Rose and Gino were involved in family-owned restaurant businesses in Canonsburg and Blackwood, N.J., before settling in the Pittsburgh area. She was "a million dollars." Friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, 5300 Penn Ave., Bloomfield, where funeral will commence at 9 a.m. Wednesday, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Maria Goretti Church, Friendship Campus. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. www.mccabebrothers.com.
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Nassida, Anthony A. 42

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1972-05-10
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Anthony Andrew "A" Nassida, 42, of West Mifflin, died Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was born May 10, 1972, in Pittsburgh, and was the son of the late James T. Nassida III and the late Bonita J. Novacek Nassida. Anthony's motto was, "I have only one life to live." He enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. He was a member of Resurrection Church in West Mifflin and was also a member and coach of Special Olympics. In addition to being a document security specialist and can crusher, "A" loved to karaoke at home with his family and friends, and enjoyed painting and "off-roading." He is survived by his brother, James T. (Tina) Nassida IV, of Jefferson Hills; sisters, Lori A. (Paul) Mula, of Baldwin, and Janna Lynn Nassida, of West Mifflin; a niece, Cara Nassida; and nephew, James T. "Jimbo" Nassida V, of Jefferson Hills. "A" is also survived by the Angels that took care of him, Glenn, Tammy, Kristen, Christian and Toni. Friends are welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May, at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Resurrection Church (date and time to be announced). Condolences may be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Osborne, Harry J. 91

  • McKees Rocks , Formerly of North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1923-07-13
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Harry J. Osborne, 91, of McKees Rocks, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Friday, May 1, 2015, in Caring Heights, Coraopolis. He was born July 13, 1923, in McKeesport, a son of the late Merle Osborne and Katherine Kilger Anastasiu. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a crane operator by U.S. Steel's Irvin Works of West Mifflin, and was also a staff representative for USW Local 2227, District 15. Harry was an avid fisherman and also loved to play golf. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Naomi (Reiser) Osborne; a sister, Lois Johnston; and a brother, George Anastasiu. Surviving are his wife, Loretta (Nieder) Osborne, and their children, Kathleen Bednarz and husband, Richard, of Irwin, Eric Osborne and wife, Geri, of Connellsville, William Parker and wife, Audrey, of Texas, Lori O'Reilly and husband, Patrick, of Kennedy Township, Cheryl Simchak and husband, Thomas, of Kennedy Township, and Charles "Chas" Parker and wife, Gricelda, of Annapolis, Md.; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a sister, Jean Osborne, of White Oak; a brother, Melvin Anastasiu, of Dravosburg; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin. A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. Entombment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Hospice, 6 Parkway Center, Suite 100, 875 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220 or a charity of one's choice. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Paesano, Agnes 97

  • Formerly of Swissvale
  • Died: 2015-04-29
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Agnes (Petrarca) Paesano, 97, formerly of Swissvale, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent Paesano; loving mother of Annette (Paesano) Milacci (Robert); grandmother of Gregg Milacci and the late Robb Milacci (surviving spouse, Jennifer); great-grammy to Laurel and Beck Milacci; daughter of the late Carmella and Dominic Patrarca; sister of Domenic Petrarca (Lois), Anthony Petrarca, Carmella Coffee, Cecillia Marchitello, and the late Nickolas Petrarca, Antoinette Petrarca, Samuel Petrarca and Josephine Delanzo; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Agnes was a very kind, generous and social person who will be remembered fondly for her outgoing personality, her energy, her love of life, family and friends, her passion for card playing and her drink of choice - Manhattans. In her earlier years she could always be found in the kitchen regardless of whatever she was the cook or a guest. Her excuse (shared by her late husband) for hanging on to items that she had no use for was that "Someone in the family might be able to use it." Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday in Madonna Del Castello Church. Family suggests donations in Agnes's memory to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Cycle for Survival Team Robb, New York, N.Y. or National MS Society, 1501 Reedsdale St., Suite 105, Pittsburgh, PA 15223. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Petrina, Carolyn H. 101

  • Rankin
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Carolyn Helen (Baron) Petrina, 101, of Rankin, died Saturday, May 2, 2015. She was the wife of the late Matthew F. Petrina Sr.; loving mother of Matthew F. Petrina Jr. and his late wife, Sena, of Plum, David M. Petrina, of Bethel Park, and Carol H. Germanoski and her husband, Barry, of Acme; dear grandma of Terese and her husband, Stephen, Matthew and his wife, Mary, Claire and her husband, Thomas, Brian, Barry Jr. and his wife, Dana, Keith and his wife, Nicole, and Jill and her husband, Seth; great-grandmother of Stephen, Ethan, Lauren, Madison, Thomas, Graham, Victoria, Grace, Mara and Ali; sister-in-law of Barbara Zagorac; and sister of the late John and Joe Baron. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart Church, Braddock Hills. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Plucinski, Thaddeus H. 68

  • Formerly of West Deer Township
  • Born: 1947-04-17
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Siemianowski, Russellton | Get Directions
  • Thaddeus H. Plucinski, 68, formerly of West Deer Township, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015, at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. Mr. Plucinski was born in Pittsburgh, April 17, 1947, to the late Thaddeus J. and Eleanor (Jodiz) Plucinski and lived in the West Deer area almost all his life. He was a graduate of West Deer High School, class of 1965. He served in the Army Reserves during the Vietnam era. Mr. Plucinski was the owner and operator of the former Teddy J. Plucinski Garage and Ted's Beer Company on Saxonburg Boulevard, West Deer Township. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, his camp in Slippery Rock, and listening to oldies. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Pat (Laughlin) Plucinski; children, Jim (Lesley) Plucinski, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Susan (Ed) Rupert, of Lower Burrell, and Lisa (Kevin) Wissinger, of Plum; grandchildren, Madison Plucinski, Logan Rupert and Owen Wissinger; loving sister in-law, Sandy Laughlin, of Latrobe; sister, Janet Smith, of Slippery Rock; two nephews; and many loving friends. Friends and family are invited to attend visitation 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at the ADAM SIEMIANOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 179 Starr Road, Russellton, West Deer Township. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Christ's Lutheran Church, 5330 Logans Ferry Road, Murrysville, PA 15668 with Pastor Wayne Gillespie. Everyone please meet at the church. Interment will follow at Plum Creek Cemetery. For online condolences, please visit www.westdeerfuneralhome.com.
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Rinchko Jr., Frank A. 83

  • White Oak
  • Born: 1931-06-22
  • Died: 2015-04-30
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Frank A. "Lifter" Rinchko Jr., 83, of White Oak, died Thursday, April 30, 2015. He was born in McKeesport, June 22, 1931, and was the son of the late Frank A. and Rea Coley Rinchko. He was also preceded in death by his son, Frank Charles Rinchko. He is survived by his grandchildren, Todd Rinchko, of White Oak, and Amanda Rinchko, of McKeesport; great-granddaughter, Madison Baker; and brother, Charles Rinchko, of Florida. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War and was a member of the White Oak American Legion. He was a retired crane operator from Union Local 66. Friends will be received from 4 until time of services at 6 p.m. Monday at STRIFFLERS' OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177).
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Shran, Cathy L.

  • Died: 2015-04-28
  • Funeral Home: Wylie, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Cathy L. Schran, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015. She was a beloved daughter of Jane Schran and the late Kevin Schran; loving sister of Karen Schran and Kimberly Marston (Daniel); and aunt of Katie and Kevin Marston. Services and interment will be private. Arrangements by FINDLAY C. WYLIE FUNERAL HOME.
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Zitelli, Armand G.

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Armand G. Zitelli, of Ross Township, died Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was the beloved husband for nearly 63 years to Dorothy Jane (Reed) Zitelli; loving father of Jane L. Newcomer, William S. Zitelli (Terri), Joan L. Ringeling (Gregory) and Suan F. Zitelli; grandfather of Emily Shimko (Jonathan), Stephen Zitelli (Kris), Brian Zitelli (Lori), Megan Ringeling, Mark Ringeling and Kevin Zitelli; proud great-grandfather of Michael Zitelli; and is also survived by many loving 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 at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Sebastian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to DePaul School For Hearing and Speech or a charity of your choice.
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Zoerb, Audry A. 84

  • North Hills
  • Born: 1930-11-29
  • Died: 2015-04-30
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Audry Ann Zoerb, 84, of North Hills, formerly of White Oak, died Thursday, April 30, 2015. She was born Nov. 29, 1930, in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Henry and Nina Ryan Zoerb. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She is survived by her many friends from the church, Ursuline Senior Services and Manor Care. Friends will be received from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177), with burial following in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Graveside services will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
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Westmoreland County

Accipiter, Anna M. 81

  • Tarrs
  • Born: 1933-10-28
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Anna M. Accipiter, 81, of Tarrs, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Oct. 28, 1933, in Central, a daughter of the late Samuel and Eva McFadden McBeth. Mrs. Accipiter was a graduate of the former East Huntingdon Township High School and was a member of the United Church of Christ, in Ruffsdale. She is survived by her husband 62 years, Samuel J. Accipiter Sr.; her sons, Samuel J. Accipiter Jr. and Lori, of Mt. Pleasant, Barry W. Accipiter and his wife, Cindy, of Greensburg, and R. Scott Accipiter and his wife, Amy, of Tarrs; her grandchildren, Samantha Talarico and her husband, Joe, of North Carolina, Bradley Accipiter, of North Carolina, Derrick Accipiter, of Murrysville, Dustin Accipiter, of Richmond, Va., Matt Accipiter and his wife, Lindsey, of Tarrs, Brittany Gigliotti and her husband, Timothy, of Tarrs, and Ashton Accipiter, of Tarrs; stepgrandchild, Mike and Denise Bates; great-grandchildren, Kaiden and Brooklynn Gigliotti, Dana Accipiter and Matthew Accipiter Jr.; stepgreat-grandchildren, Bryer and Bryanna; brother, Kenneth McBeth, of Tarrs; and sister, Barbara Eichner, of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Harold, Earl and Donald McBeth; and a sister, Eleanor McBeth. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Henry Landis officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Tarrs. The family would like to thank Grane Hospice for their care of Mrs. Accipiter during her illness. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Chew, Shirley D. 88

  • Rostraver Township
  • Born: 1927-02-26
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: Rhome Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Shirley D. "Beads" Chew, 88, Rostraver Township, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015, in Jefferson Regional Health Center. She was born Feb. 26, 1927, in Denbo, Pa., a daughter of the late George Bloyer and Ellen Mae Hyatt Bloyer Fowkes. She was a member of First Christian Church of Monessen where she loved to sing and the church's bowling league and prior member of two Park Plan Card Clubs and the Park Plan Sewing Club. Surviving are her daughter, Janet L. Rotolo; son, Glenn A. Chew Jr.; grandchildren, Carissa "Cris" Rotolo and Richard Rotolo; great-grandson, Gage J. Stewart Rotolo; and a sister-in-law, Joycelyn Bloyer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn A. Chew and siblings, Marilyn Bloyer Bongiorno Hannen, Parke S. Bloyer, and Alverna Bloyer. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the RHOME FUNERAL HOME INC., Family Owned and Operated as a member of the Golden Rule, 1209 Grand Blvd., Monessen, where friends will be welcomed from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, May 4, 2015. Services will be held at First Christian Church of Monessen, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Conrad Auel officiating. Interment will follow in the Belle Vernon Cemetery. Online condolences may be conveyed to the Chew family at www.rhomefuneralhome.com.
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Chockla, Margaret E. 85

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1930-01-24
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Margaret E. Chockla, 85, of Latrobe, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. Born Jan. 24, 1930, in Latrobe, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Miller and Margaret (Douglas) Miller. Margaret was a member of Holy Family Church, Latrobe. She was retired from Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. She enjoyed taking care of her family and friends and being able to spend time with them. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester W. "Bill" Chockla; and one sister, Lois McIntyre. Margaret is survived by two sons, William W. Chockla, of Latrobe, Steve J. Chockla and Lori Suman, of Bear Rocks; three daughters, Leslie A. Nuttall and Denny Freeman, of Latrobe, Peggy L. Chockla and Tim Cunningham, of Ligonier, and Christine A. Hunter and her husband, Tom, of Greensburg; daughter-in-law, Michele Chockla; three brothers, Joseph Cabazolo and his wife, Sharon, of Latrobe, James Miller and his wife, Chris, of Latrobe, and Larry Miller and Kathy, of Mt. Pleasant; three sisters, June Zannetti, of North Ridge, Calif., Joanne Danko and her husband, James, of Latrobe, and Nancy Story and her husband, Brian, of Arizona; six grandchildren, Jason Kollar, Jill Lechner, Casey Lechner, Chris Ann Hunter, Mason Nuttall and Alexis Chockla; one great-grandson, Kaden; her special friend, Katie; she is also survived by several nieces, nephews and extended family members. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Church with the Very Rev. Daniel C. Mahoney, VF, as celebrant. Interment will follow at Unity Cemetery. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Country Cottage and the emergency room and critical care unit of Excela Health Latrobe Hospital for all of their kindness, compassion and care. To sign our online guest book, send condolences or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit www.lopatich.com.
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Davis, Neal 77

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1938-03-06
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Jaycox-Jaworski, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Neal Davis, 77, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday, May 3, 2015, at ManorCare in Monroeville. He was born March 6, 1938, in McKeesport, a son of the late Fred and Margaret Mae Firden Davis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Davis. An Army veteran, he was a co-owner and founder of Nedco Machining Specialists in North Huntingdon. He had previously worked for the former Cranberry Manufacturing in Warrendale for 25 years. He was a member of the White Oak American Legion Post 701, the Sharon Moose Club and the 11th Ward Club in McKeesport. He loved camping, fishing, bowling, hunting and golf. Surviving are his wife, Edith Wakefield Davis; children, Lane (Connie) Davis; Leanne (Mark) Dragone and Lynette (Jeff) Howard. Also surviving are grandchildren, Devan, Victoria, Dylan, Gordon and Charlotte. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Entombment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Autism Speaks, Laurel Highlands Chapter or the American Cancer Society.
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Duffy Boyer, Elizabeth 94

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1921-01-31
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Giunta-Bertucci, Arnold | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth (Santoro) Duffy Boyer, 94, of New Kensington, died Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Sycamore Estates, Duquesne. Born Jan. 31, 1921, in New Kensington, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Ferri) Santoro. She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington, and the Christian Mothers of the church. She was a former city clerk for the city of New Kensington, held numerous positions throughout her career, and was in clerical work and bookkeeping most of her life. She also volunteered at the Veterans Administration. She enjoyed bingo, dancing and spending time with her family. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph John Duffy, in 1959; her second husband, Charles Boyer; and two brothers, Angelo and Leonard Santoro. She is survived by her son, Joseph R. (Cynthia) Duffy, of Penn Hills; a sister, Cesarena Alfino, of Tennessee; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the GIUNTA-BERTUCCI FUNERAL HOME INC., 1509 Fifth Ave., Arnold, JohnPaul Bertucci, owner-supervisor. Prayers of transfer will take place at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph 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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Ewing, Edward L. 70

  • Bell Township
  • Born: 1945-02-07
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Curran-Shaffer, Apollo | Get Directions
  • Edward L. "Ed" Ewing, 70, of Bell Township, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Indiana County. Born Feb. 7, 1945, in Derry Township, Westmoreland County, he was the son of the late Norman G. and Emily (Medsker) Ewing. Ed was a 1964 graduate of Saltsburg High School. He built his own home in Bell Township and lived there since 1978. Ed was employed as an electrician for Westinghouse in Blairsville for 39 years and retired in 2005. He was a member of the West Penn Sportsmen Club and a former member of the IBEW. Ed loved spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters. He enjoyed hunting and taking trips to Colorado, Montana and Wyoming; he also enjoyed woodworking and was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan and watched all types of sports. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Kenneth, John and Clair Ewing; and a sister, Gladys Lawson. Ed is survived by his wife of 48 years, Deborah A. "Debbie" (May) Ewing, of Bell Township; son, Timothy E. Ewing, of Waynesboro; daughter, Stacey L. (Bob) Thompson, of Harrison City; granddaughters, Kayleigh Anne and Kaitlyn Grace Thompson; brothers, Norman Ewing, of Blairsville, Raymond (Jean) Ewing, of Mentor, Ohio, and James Ewing, of Mentor, Ohio; sisters, Hazel (Don) Singer and Ruth Crawford, all of Shelocta; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, with Pastor Lee Rupert officiating. Interment in Edgewood Cemetery, Saltsburg. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Farmer, Orville J. 81

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1933-12-14
  • Died: 2015-04-30
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Orville J. "O.J." Farmer, 81, of West Newton, died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at his home. He was born Dec. 14, 1933, in West Newton, a son of the late Herbert and Almeda (Achtzehn) Farmer. A member of Christ Lutheran Church, he was a graduate of West Newton High School and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Throughout his career, he was employed by Retail Credit Co., Business Info Co. and O.J. Farmer Investigations. He was a member of Youghiogheny Country Club and was an avid golfer who had a passion for the game that took him to many courses around the world playing with very close friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert and Bernie Farmer; and a sister and brother-in-law, Gail and Michael Palfey. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Janet (Momeyer) Farmer; four children, Barry Farmer and wife, Sharon (Evancho) Farmer, Rebecca Farmer Kwaczala and husband, Jeffrey, Amy Farmer Wilson and husband, Kenneth, and Vicki Farmer Corwin and husband, Kerry; five grandchildren, Jordan and Kacie Farmer, Justin Wilson and Christina and Samantha Kwaczala; in-laws, Lois and Don Martin and Connie Farmer; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Monday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Christ Lutheran Church, Vine and Fourth Street, West Newton, with the Rev. Allen R. Riethmiller officiating. A special thanks to Excela Hospice ladies, Marlee, Jackie, Lisa and Millie, and to his special caretaker, Lisa Marchetti. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Excela Hospice, 134 Industrial Park Road, Suite 1600, Greensburg, PA 15601. www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Filicky, William C. 66

  • Youngwood
  • Born: 1948-09-03
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • William C. Filicky, 66, of Youngwood, died Sunday, May 3, 2015, at his home. He was born Sept. 3, 1948, in Greensburg, son of the late William and Winola (Scotty) Filicky. He was of the Catholic faith. He graduated from Hempfield Area High School in 1966. He joined the Army in April of 1968 and served a tour of duty with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in South Vietnam in 1969. After completing his military duty, he attended Robert Morris College. Upon graduation, he worked for the Department of Public Welfare until his retirement in 2003. He was a life member of VFW Post 211, Youngwood. He followed all the Pittsburgh sport teams, including Pitt. One of his favorite places to be was Valley Green playing golf. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Robert Quinn. He is survived by his sisters, Stephanie Coletta, Felicity J. Filicky and Monica (Tim) Helman, and brother, Franz (Julie) Filicky, all of Youngwood. Bill is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews, Bobby, Colleen, Deanne, Patty, Eddie, Franz, Stephen, Michael, Matthew and Brett; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. The family would like to thank Promise Hospice for all their kind and gentle care of their brother, Bill, especially Lois, Terry and Melanie. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Promise Hospice, 121 N. Main St., Suite 310, Greensburg, PA 15601 (www.promisehospice.com). www.crmfh.com.
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Fisher, Myrna E. 86

  • Arnold
  • Born: 1928-09-11
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Arnold | Get Directions
  • Myrna E. Fisher, 86, of Arnold, died Saturday, May 2, 2015. She was born Sept. 11, 1928, in New Kensington, to the late Ralph V. and Mary C. (Salada) Coudriet. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, John Fisher. Myrna was predeceased by her six brothers, Gerry, Norman, Darrell, Jay, Ralph and Donald Coudriet. She graduated from New Kensington High School, lived in Arnold most of her life and she took care of her family and home. She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church. Myrna loved to laugh and enjoyed puzzles, taking care of her family, her dog Bear and spending time with all her friends. She is survived by her three children, John W. Fisher, of Arnold, Cynthia E. "Cindy" Fisher, of Brackenridge, and William R. "Scotty" Fisher. of Arnold. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the RUSIEWICZ OF ARNOLD FUNERAL HOME, 1400 Fifth Ave., Arnold, where blessing service will be said at 1 p.m. Wednesday followed by Christian Funeral Mass at 1:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Garbart, Mary Jo 56

  • Monessen
  • Born: 1958-09-16
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Mary Jo (Alvarez) Garbart, 56, of Monessen, died Friday, May 1, 2015, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born in North Charleroi, on Sept. 16, 1958, the daughter of Joseph "Speed" Alvarez Jr. of Eldora and the late Mary F. Mancuso Alvarez. She was a 1976 graduate of Ringgold High School and a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church in Monessen. She was also a member of Donora Chamber of Commerce and the French Club in Monessen. Miss Mary Jo, along with her daughter Sonya, owned and operated Sonya's Enchanted Garden Day Care in Donora. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Mark W. Garbart; son, Dorian Smith of Donora; two daughters, Trisha (Grafton) Eliason of Hempfield Township and Sonya Cialone of Donora; three sisters, Donna DiBiaso of Carroll Township, Laura (Jack) Emricko of Carroll Township, and Adella (Scott) Boord of Monongahela; a brother, Joseph (Theresa) Alvarez III of Fallowfield Township; four grandchildren, Sophia, Noah and Zoe Eliason, and Addison Allen; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the DALFONSO-BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC. AND CREMATION SERVICES, 441 Reed Ave., Monessen. Services will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, beginning with a 9:30 a.m. blessing in the funeral home, followed a 10 a.m. funeral Mass in Epiphany of Our Lord Church. Families with young children are encouraged to attend the evening 6 to 8 p.m. visitation on Tuesday. Condolences accepted for the family at www.dalfonso-billick.com.
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Gramatikos, Lucille 93

  • Monessen
  • Born: 1921-05-23
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: Rhome Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Lucille R. Gramatikos, 93, of Monessen, passed away on Friday, May 1, 2015, in her home. She was born May 23, 1921, in Fairhope. Lucille was an extremely devoted wife and mother to her family. She was very loving and giving. Surviving is her daughter, Nicolette Gramatikos. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nick Gramatikos; and son, Michael Gramatikos. Private entombment was held in the Grandview Cemetery Mausoleum of Monessen. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the RHOME FUNERAL HOME INC., Family Owned and Operated as a Member of the Golden Rule, 1209 Grand Blvd., Monessen. A celebration of Lucille's life will be held on her upcoming 94th birthday. Online condolences may be conveyed to the Gramatikos family at www.rhomefuneralhome.com.
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Heinz, Dorothy T. 92

  • New Alexandria
  • Born: 1923-02-07
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Newhouse, New Alexandria | Get Directions
  • Dorothy Teresa Heinz, 92, of New Alexandria, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Greensburg Care Center. She was born Feb. 7, 1923, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Joseph and Teresa (Waizenhofer) Lucot. She had formerly been employed by Bell Telephone. Dorothy was a member of St. James Catholic Church, where she belonged to the Altar and Rosary Society. She was also active in the choir. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Heinz, in 2008; brothers, Paul Lucot and Joseph Lucot; and a sister, Rita Krueger. She is survived by her children; sons, Robert M. Heinz, Edward J. Heinz and Kenneth P. Heinz, and a daughter, Susan G. Mayer; a brother, Robert Lucot; 15 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at the P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington streets, New Alexandria. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, in St. James Catholic Church, New Alexandria, with Monsignor Larry J. Kulick, JCL, pastor of St. James Church, as celebrant. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, New Alexandria. www.newhousefuneralhome.com.
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Kaminski, Thomas D. 79

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1936-01-30
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Thomas D. Kaminski, 79, of Latrobe, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. Born Jan. 30, 1936, in Latrobe, he was a son of the late Anthony Kaminski and Nellie (Kabala) Kaminski Ashbaugh Chellman. Thomas was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Latrobe, and the St. John Seniors. He was retired from Industrial Ceramic. He enjoyed gardening and was a dedicated family man who was always willing to help others. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Dennis Ashbaugh. Thomas is survived by his wife of 60 years, Grace D. (DeRoss) Kaminski, of Latrobe; one daughter, Cindy C. Kaminski, of Latrobe; two brothers, Robert W. Kaminski and his wife, Josephine, of Conway, S.C., and David Kaminski and his wife, Carol, of West Newton; one sister, Eileen Patrick, of Latrobe; and a sister-in-law, Connie Cordial, of Bovard. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Members of St. John Rosary Altar Christian Mothers will recite the Rosary at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Church. Interment will follow at Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. 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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Latella, Judie M. 73

  • New Kensington , Formerly of Arnold
  • Born: 1942-02-15
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Judie Mae (Hunger) Latella, 73, of New Kensington, formerly of Arnold, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Feb. 15, 1942, in New Kensington, to Effie M. Nichols Hunger and the late Donald H. S. Hunger and was a life resident of the local area. An elementary school teacher for 44 years, she taught at the Ft. Crawford and Greenwald Schools for the New Kensington-Arnold School District. Judie was a lifetime member of the Arnold United Methodist Church and the Arnold High School Class of 1960. She was a graduate of Waynesburg College with a Bachelor of Science in education and a member of the New Kensington-Arnold, Pennsylvania and National Education Associations as well as the Philanthropic Education Association and the Book Club. She loved tennis and bridge and was greatly loved by all her many friends. Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Dom P. Latella; her mother, Effie Mae Nichols Hunger; sister, Claudia (Karl) Randall, of Vero Beach, Fla.; and nephews, Donald and Dr. Arthur Meyers, MD. Her father preceded her in death. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder St., Lower Burrell, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday by her Pastor, the Rev. D. Bruce Keen. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Magalich, Joseph 92

  • Murrysville , Formerly of Pitcairn
  • Died: 2015-04-29
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Joseph Magalich, 92, of Murrysville, formerly of Pitcairn, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015. He was the husband of the late Alice M. (Fichtner) Magalich; father of Alice Jean Seibert, Jerri Seng, Patti Jo Barringer, JoAnne Amicone and Mark Magalich; also survived by seven grandchildren. Joe was a World War II veteran, having served with the Army, retired from Penn Central Railroad and was a member of Carpenters Union Local No. 165. There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at North American Martyrs Church. Everyone please meet at the church. Inurnment will be private. Arrangements entrusted to the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE. www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Malachowski, John 90

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1924-06-09
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • John "Yush" Malachowski, 90, of Jeannette, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 2, 2015. The world lost a good man. He was born June 9, 1924, in Jeannette, a son of the late John and Nellie Barr Malachowski. Prior to his retirement, John was employed as a tool and die machinist for the Fisher Body Company for 35 years. He was a lifelong resident of Jeannette and a lifetime member of the Sacred Heart Church Jeannette and the church's Holy Name Society. John was a proud veteran of World War II, having served with the Navy. He was member of the Manor American Legion and the local VFW. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his beloved wife of 62 years, Dorothy Ritson Malachowski; his oldest daughter, Nancy Capozzi; and a sister, Mary Knechtel. He is survived by his children, Sandra Craig and husband, Marty, of Westview, Ky., Laurie Malachowski, of Elizabethtown, and Grady Malachowski and wife, Kim, of Akron, Ohio; a son-in-law, John Capozzi, of Jeannette; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Sacred Heart Church. Interment 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 Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 578517, Topeka, KS, 66675 or the American Cancer Society, PA Western Region, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15205-4620.
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Muller, Fern C. 95

  • Penn Township , Formerly of Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Fern C. "Dick" Muller, 95, of Penn Township, formerly of Monroeville, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, just two weeks after her 95th birthday. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert G. Muller, in 1965; her parents, Paul R. and Henrietta (Cole) Dick; brother, Thomas Dick; and sister, Florence Boden. She is survived by sons, Robert and wife, Donna Muller, of Penn Township, with whom she lived with for 30 years, James and wife, Karen Muller, of Tampa, Fla.; and daughter, Kathy and husband, Willam Snavely, of Melbourne, Fla.; dear grandmother of Ryan (Dr. Melanie) Muller, Jason (Brandon) Muller, Denise (Nicholas) Guido, Gregory Snavely, Meredith (Christopher) Hogan and Kristen Snavely; and great-grandmother of Luca and Lilliana Guido, Landon Hogan and soon to be Baby Girl Muller. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC. (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL), corner of Beatty Road and 48 North, Monroeville, (412-856-4747), where a service will be at a time to be announced Wednesday. Interment will follow at William Penn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or a charity of ones choice. www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Myers, Lawrence C. 60

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1955-02-24
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Lawrence C. "Honk" Myers, 60, of Greensburg, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. Born Feb. 24, 1955, in Mt. Pleasant, he was a son of the late Harrison Myers and Kathleen (Ondriezek) Myers. Larry was a member of St. Vincent Basilica, Latrobe. He was retired from PennDOT and had worked for 10 years at Slate Construction. A Vietnam-era veteran, he served in the Navy. He loved motorcycles and riding his Harley-Davidson. He lived every day for his wife and his family, and enjoyed spending time with them and caring for them. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepson, Brandon J. D'Aniello; a niece, Brandy Kay; and a great-nephew, Jaxn. Larry is survived by his wife, Sandra L. (O'Barto) Myers, of Greensburg; a daughter, Jessica Lynn Myers Gobbel and her husband, Justin, of Greensburg; two granddaughters, Alexis Rayne Gobbel and Makenzie Justine Gobbel; a brother, John Myers and his wife, Flo, of Latrobe; four sisters, Janie Myers, of Ruffsdale, Yvonne Randolph and her husband, William, of Florida, Colleen Gansor, of Greensburg, and Christine Myers, of Greensburg; three sisters-in-law, Johnette Bridge and her husband, Jeff, of Latrobe, Nancy Horak and her husband, Ron, of Latrobe, and Deborah Stabile and her husband, Albert, of Latrobe; five nieces, Danielle, Brittany, Crystal, Tanya and Kristin; four nephews, Ryan, Ronald, Bradley and Dan; three great-nieces, Kayleigh, Breighlyn and Lucia; and a great-nephew, Bradyn. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Military services will be conducted at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home by American Legion Post 515 and VFW Posts 3414 and 444. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Vincent Basilica. Interment will follow at Unity Cemetery. To sign our online guest book, send condolences, or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit www.lopatich.com.
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Sanders, Eleanor J. 79

  • Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1935-06-20
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Gigler, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Eleanor June "Ellie" Sanders, 79, of Lower Burrell, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Good Samaritan Hospice at Concordia. She was born June 20, 1935, in Springdale, to the late Joseph and Mary (Vargo) Menhart, and had lived in the Lower Burrell area most of her life. Ellie was a homemaker, who treasured her time with her children, granddaughter and extended family. She was a member of the Lower Burrell VFW Post 92 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing bingo, watching the Steelers and Pirates, and softball games. She took pride in her gardening and maintaining her yard, as well as decorating for the holidays. Ellie was always happy to lend a helping hand to family and friends. She added adventure to her life with occasional trips to the casinos. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald C. Sanders, in 1999; and sisters, Sarah Menhart, in infancy, Margaret Dubart and Elizabeth Johnson. Survivors include her daughter, Rhonda Palermo, of Lower Burrell; son, Charles (Barbara) Sanders, of Lower Burrell; granddaughter, Chelsie Sanders, of New Kensington; brother, Jesse Menhart, of Lower Burrell; sister, Nancy (Fred) Uzelac, of Lower Burrell; brother, Joseph (Cathy) Menhart, of Lower Burrell; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and many friends. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the FRANK F. GIGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park in Lower Burrell. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. www.giglerfuneralhome.com.
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Wilkins, Jacob M.

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 2014-11-15
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Jacob M. Wilkins, the 5-month-old son of Shawn Wilkins and Nicole Payne, of Greensburg, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was born Nov. 15, 2014. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfather, Rudy Kovacina; and his paternal grandmother, Maddie Wilkins. Jacob will be greatly missed by those he looks down upon from heaven: his parents; his maternal grandmother, Sheri Peters; his paternal grandfather, Robert Wilkins; his maternal great-grandmother, Gerry Kovacina; aunts, Candy, Jessica and Taylor Jane Wilkins; plus uncles and cousins. Jacob's funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Florian Church, 4261 Route 981, United 15689, with the Rev. John A. Sedlak as celebrant. Arrangements are in the care of the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, 2245 Mt. Pleasant Road, Norvelt 15674. To leave an online condolence, visit www.hofferfuneralhome.com.
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Zupan, John A. 91

  • Monessen
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • John A. Zupan, 91, of Monessen, died Sunday, May 3, 2015, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in Tuesday’s edition by DALFONSO-BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC. AND CREMATION SERVICES, Monessen
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Armstrong County

Karadeema, Freda E. 82

  • Kittanning
  • Born: 1933-01-06
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Carson/Boyer, Rural Valley | Get Directions
  • Freda Elvena Karadeema, 82, of Kittanning, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Jan. 6, 1933, to Lawrence E. and Lily Pearl (Geiger) Bittinger, in Cowanshannock Township. She was a member of Pleasant Union Lutheran Church. Freda is survived by her son, David (Sally) Karadeema, of Hayes, Va.; daughter, Marcia (Larry) Unger, of Worthington; two brothers, DeWayne Bittinger, of Dandridge, Tenn., and Russell Bittinger, of Kittanning; sister, Lois Jean Bish, of Kittanning; two grandsons, Joel Karadeema and Brandon Unger; granddaughter, Melanie Tinsley; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph Karadeema, who died in July, 1988; three brothers, Roy, Ken and Ward Bittinger; two sisters, Ethel Geidel and Alice Anderson; and a great-granddaughter. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at CARSON/BOYER FUNERAL HOME INC., 724 W. Main St., Rural Valley. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at the CARSON/BOYER FUNERAL HOME INC., Rural Valley, with the Rev. John Snyder, officiating. Additional viewing will take place one hour prior to services. Burial will take place in the Pleasant Union Cemetery. www.carsonboyer.com.
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Northime, Nicholas K. 60

  • Cowansville
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: Hile, Chicora | Get Directions
  • Nicholas K. Northime, 60, of Cowansville, went to meet the Lord Friday, May 1, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot following a long battle with multiple sclerosis. Nicholas was born in Butler and raised in Chicora. He was a son of the late Frederick and Aileen Brownfield Northime. He was a graduate of Karns City High School. Mr. Northime was a journeyman electrician and worked in powerhouse maintenance for West Penn Power for more than 20 years. Nicholas enjoyed hunting, the firing range, reading, woodworking and most especially the company of his family. He attended Sherrett United Methodist Church and Trinity Reformed Church in Brady's Bend. Nick's family would like to express their thanks to those who prayed, cared and helped them throughout the many years of his illness. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia S. Wolfe Northime, whom he married in Reesedale, Feb. 14, 1975. Also surviving is a son, Brandon M. Northime and his wife, Rebecca; and a daughter, Nicole D. Northime, all of Cowansville; five brothers, James Northime, Robert Northime and his wife, Rachel, William Northime, Dennis Northime, and Brian Northime, all of Chicora; five sisters, Arlene Wonsey and her husband, Denny, of Erving, Mass., Cathy Krason and her husband, Bob, of Butler, Gail Thoma and her husband, Ron, of Chicora, Pam Rob and her husband, Steve, and Donna Bricker, all of Karns City; as well as a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Caldwell; and two brothers, Thomas and Frederick John. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the HILE FUNERAL HOME OF CHICORA, 339 Chicora Fenelton Road, Chicora. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from the funeral home, with the Rev. Pete Sapp, pastor of Trinity Reformed Church, Brady's Bend. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Oakland. For additional information or to send a condolence, please visit www.hilefh.com.
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Beaver County

Sullivan, Maurice 73

  • Freedom
  • Born: 1941-05-30
  • Died: 2015-04-30
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas Sons, Sewickley | Get Directions
  • Maurice "Pat" Sullivan, 73, of Freedom, passed peacefully Thursday, April 30, 2015, at home. Born Memorial Day, May 30, 1941, he was the favorite and only son of the late Maurice P. and Mary (Tassey) Sullivan. He was the favorite and only brother of Rosemary Prostko and Kathi Sullivan; best friend and beloved husband of Marilyn (Miller) Sullivan; loving father of Gail (James) Hammill, Karen (David) Atkins and Laura Sullivan (Mark Humenik); irascible grandad to Henry and Zoe Atkins, John and William Hammill and Emmet, Darci and Jackie Humenik. Aka "Cactus Pat," this self-proclaimed curmudgeon loved sailing, flying, writing and, most of all, tending to his fleet of seasoned vehicles, especially his beloved 1978 MGB. A romantic at heart, nothing gave him greater joy than vacations in Duck, N.C., with friends and family where he would annually and daily pronounce, "Boy, do I love summer!" and sitting on the beach till sunset with drinks in one hand and a good book in the other. Loved by the Miller clan and his many friends, Pat will always be remembered for his love and appreciation for life and for all those who shared his journey. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at SCHELLHAAS and SONS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 1600 Stone Mansion Drive, Franklin Park, PA 15143, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to UPMC Surgical Oncology Center, Good Samaritan Hospice or Focus on Renewal. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Butler County

Brandt, Edward J. 91

  • Mars
  • Born: 1923-07-18
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: McDonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Edward J. Brandt, 91, of Mars, died Friday morning, May 1, 2015, at Wexford House Nursing Home. Born July 18, 1923, in Adams Township, he was a son of the late Charles C. and Loretta Osche Brandt Sr. Ed had worked at the Bulk Mail Center in Warrendale, at Castle Rubber in East Butler, at Woodings in Mars and for Mashuda Corporation in Cranberry. He was the original owner of the Mars Beer Distributor. He served as a radioman third class in the Coast Guard during World War II. He was a life member and past commander of the Mars VFW Post 7505, where he had held all offices. He was a life member of the Mars American Legion Post 787, the DAV Butler Chapter 64, the Mars Volunteer Fire Company, now Adams Area Fire District, and the Mars AARP. Ed was a member of St. Kilian Roman Catholic Church. Surviving are a daughter, Monica McMaster and her husband, James, of Callery; a son, Kevin E. Brandt, of Renfrew; his grandchildren, Chad McMaster and his fiancee, Staci, and Jessica McMaster; a great-grandson, Bryson McMaster; a sister, Myrtle Wolf, in Florida; a brother, Raymond Brandt, of Mars; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. McCombs Brandt, whom he married July 14, 1951, and who died April 7, 1995; by a brother, Charles Brandt; and three sisters, Catherine Harris, Mary Kiley and Florence Lambert. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Please dress in casual attire. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Kilian Church, corner of Clark and Cherry Street, with Father Charles Bober, pastor, officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Butler County Memorial Park, Butler. Memorials may be made to St. Kilian Church, 7076 Franklin Road, Cranberry Township. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Clifford, John W. 86

  • Middlesex Township
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • John W. "Jack" Clifford, 86, of Middlesex Township, died Friday, May 1, 2015. He was the beloved husband for 62 years of Patricia R. (Miller) Clifford; loving father of Brian (Diana) Clifford, of Virginia, Greg (Brenda) Clifford, of Valencia, Mike (Lynn) Clifford, of Cranberry Township, Tim (Linda) Clifford, of Evans City, Sharon (Chuck) Johnson, of Gibsonia, and the late Jack Clifford; brother of the late Odette Yesline; father-in-law of Jill Clifford, of Cranberry Township; also survived by 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A World War II Navy veteran, Jack served in the Pacific Theatre aboard the USS Sangay. Amongst all the jobs he held over the years, he was most fond of his near 20 years working with Holy Sepulcher School, where he loved interacting with and helping countless children. Jack also was a gifted craftsman and woodworker. Family will welcome friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Sepulcher Church, Glade Mills. Interment with military honors will follow in Holy Savior Cemetery, Gibsonia. In lieu of flowers, donations to Holy Sepulcher Church, 1304 E. Cruikshank Road, Butler, PA 16002. Please offer condolences at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Fayette County

Adams, Elsie L. 89

  • Vanderbilt
  • Born: 1926-01-25
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Elsie L. (Kauffmann) Strawn Adams, 89, of Vanderbilt, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015, in the Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. She was born Jan. 25, 1926, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Fredrick G. and Anna Grimm Kauffmann. Elsie was a graduate of Taylor-Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh, with the class of 1943. She had worked as an assembler for Rockwell International in Uniontown. She was a very active member of the Leisenring Presbyterian Church, where she served on the session and helped with the food bank. She also attended Calvary Assembly of God Church in Connellsville. She was also very active at the Connellsville Senior Citizens Center. Elsie will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her loving daughters, Kathy Showman and husband, Walter, of Vanderbilt, Penny Naspinsky, of West Mifflin, Betty I. Strawn, of Verona, and Merry Ritchey, of Roaring Spring; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Dennis Stickley, of Gibsonia. In addition to her parents, Elsie was predeceased by her second husband, Roy Strawn; and a sister, Esther Stickley. Family and friends will be received from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, 724-628-1430, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Richard Watson officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association, One Station Square Drive, Landmarks Building, Suite 500, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or Leisenring Presbyterian Church, 1004 Church St., Leisenring PA 15455, in memory of Elsie L. Adams. www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Anderson, Arthur E. 78

  • Formerly of Connellsville
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Arthur Edward "Lurch" Anderson, 78, of Artemas, formerly of Connellsville, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015, in UPMC Altoona. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dolores Ann Porter Anderson. There will be no viewing or service. Arrangements are under the direction of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville. www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Cebulak, Delores J. 81

  • Dunbar
  • Born: 1933-07-07
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Delores Jean Cebulak, 81, of Dunbar, died Friday, May 1, 2015, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. She was born July 7, 1933, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late John and Anna Bailey. She is survived by her husband, Ronald E. Cebulak; one son, Ronald Cebulak Jr. and his wife, Monica, of Morgantown, W.Va.; one daughter, Cynthia L. Gaspie and her husband, James, of Whitehall, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Chad Cebulak and his wife, Sarah, and Shane Cebulak; and two great-grandchildren, Makilee and Chauncy. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Harold and Delmar Bailey. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Dr. Marvin Watson officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Clark, Barry L. 68

  • Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1946-08-24
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Barry L. Clark, 68, of Belle Vernon, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015, in his home. A son of the late Marjorie Clark Lindsey, he was born in Connellsville on Aug. 24, 1946. A resident of Belle Vernon for the past 37 years, he retired in 2013, after 24 years at World Kitchen in Charleroi. He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served from 1964 to 1969. Barry's pride and joy were his wife, children and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Eileen Staley Clark; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carrie and Larry Pavtis of Belle Vernon and Misty and Michael Forstner of Baltimore, Md.; three grandchildren, Kayela Pavtis, Noah Forstner and Nicholas Forstner; a brother-in-law, Ed Helferstay of Baltimore, Md.; three nieces; two nephews; and several great-nieces; and nephews. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Hali Forstner; one sister, Janice Helferstay; and one brother, James Clark. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, www.FergusonFuneralHomeAndCrematory.com, 724-929-5300. Funeral services will be in the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Minister Millie Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery.
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Clark, Richard J. 65

  • Dunbar
  • Born: 1949-12-01
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Richard J. "Dick" Clark, 65, of Dunbar, passed away peacefully Friday, May 1, 2015, in Lafayette Manor, Uniontown. He was born Dec. 1, 1949, in Connellsville, son of the late George and Maralene Stephens Clark. Dick was a spot welder at the former Rack Engineering and he served in the National Guard. He was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 40 years, Connie Meese Clark; his daughter and "son," Tracy and William Fronczek, of Connellsville; his three grandchildren whom he loved and adored with all his heart, Christopher, Andrew and Emily Fronczek; two brothers, Dale Clark and wife, Luan, of Abu Dhabi, and David Clark, of Connellsville; sister-in-law, Colleen Hudacheck and husband, Kevin, of Brownsville; brother-in-law, Roy Meese and wife, Barbara, of Indiana; several nieces and a nephew and their families; and his beloved dog, Annie. The family would like to thank the staff at Lafayette Manor for the care and compassion that they showed Dick during the last few months. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 9 p.m. Monday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville. Services and interment will be private. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Kerr, W. David 69

  • Uniontown , Formerly of Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1945-06-02
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: Haky, Uniontown | Get Directions
  • W. David Kerr, 69, of Uniontown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died peacefully Friday, May 1, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 2, 1945, a son of the late William Ernst Kerr and Ann (Thomas) Kerr, of Oakmont. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, John A. Kerr, of Lighthouse Point, Fla. David was a devoted husband to his wife of 27 years, Carol (Lally) Kerr and a loving father to their children, Charles and Kelsey. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Patricia Dawson, of New Jersey; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kathryn Dawson and Susan Yeager, of New Jersey, Jack Lally and wife, Margaret, of Connecticut, Robert Lally and wife, Debbie, and Patrick Lally and wife, Kaaren, of New Jersey; and many nieces and nephews. David was a partner in Kerr, Mogg and Koehner in the North Side, Pittsburgh. He also worked as ranch manager at Nemacolin Woodlands, sales representative for Permacote Industries and was the cofounder of Specialty Conduit, Mt. Braddock. He was active in many organizations, such as the Duquesne Club, Uniontown Country Club, where he was the co-chair of the Annual Pro Am, member of the Nemacolin Woodlands 400 Club, Pittsburgh Ramblers, Beaver Creek Anglers, Pike Run Country Club and member and vice-chairman of the Community Foundation of Fayette County. During high school, David excelled in sports, lettering in basketball, football and track. As a junior in high school, he beat the longstanding record in the 180 low-hurdles and did exceptionally well in the half-mile and mile relays. In his senior year he took second in the state hurdles. He was offered football scholarships to Oklahoma State University, University of Chattanooga and the University of Virginia. He attended the University of Virginia and Duquesne University. During the Vietnam War, he served his country in the Navy. David was an avid sportsman, loved the outdoors and loved to travel. He was an avid fisherman including deep sea and fly-fishing. He also loved shotgun sports. Although he started relatively late in life, skiing and golf were also his passions. He was a generous and compassionate man, who will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 4, 2015, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., 603 N. Gallatin Ave. Ext., Uniontown, where services will follow at 11 a.m., with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Foundation of Fayette County, 2 West Main St., Suite 101, Uniontown, PA 15401. Your personal written tributes and memories are welcomed and encouraged at www.hakyfuneralhome.com.
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Maczko, Louise A. 85

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1929-07-23
  • Died: 2015-04-30
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Louise A. Maczko, 85, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 30, 2015. She was born July 23, 1929, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Saverio and Domenica (Scandale) Prestia. Louise was a member of St. Rita Roman Catholic Church. She was a self-employed beautician for many years with Flora and Louise's Beauty Salon in Uniontown. Along with the beauty salon, Louise and her husband, Victor, were proprietors of Dom's Restaurant and Uniontown News Co., both in Uniontown. When not working, Louise enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, baking, and working in the yard. Louise was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be sadly missed by her two sons, John Maczko Sr. and wife, Lisa, of Dunbar, and Ross Maczko, of Connellsville; two grandchildren, John Maczko Jr., of Slipper Rock, and Alyssa Maczko, of Pittsburgh; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Louise was predeceased by her husband, Victor M. Maczko; and a brother, Ross Prestia. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville (724-628-9033). A blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home followed by a funeral mass at 10 a.m. in St. Rita Roman Catholic Church with Father Bob Lubic as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Rita Cemetery. Louise's family would like to thank Amedisys Home Health and Sunshine Estate Personal Care Home for the excellent care and support they provided. In lieu of flowers, Louise's family requests donations be made to Conn Area Catholic School, 613 E. Crawford Ave., Connellsville, PA 15425. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Ross, Elizabeth 84

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1930-11-25
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth "Libby" (Miller) Ross, 84, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Friday, May 1, 2015, at her home while surrounded by her loving family. She was born Nov. 25, 1930, in Adelaide, Dunbar Township, a daughter of the late George and Bertha Sandusky Miller. Libby was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1948 and was a member of Central Fellowship Church in Connellsville. Libby enjoyed her monthly luncheons with the ladies of her high school graduating class. She was a wonderful homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her loving husband of 66 years, Rocco J. Ross; her sons, Larry Ross and wife, Elaine, of Punxsutawney, and Richard Dick Ross and wife, Danette of Connellsville; her grandchildren, Scott Ross and wife, Lisa, of Big Run, Bryan Ross and wife, Pam, of Reynoldsville, and Kristin Ross, of Chicago, Ill.; and her great-grandson, Andy Ross. Libby was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Bertha Mae "Babe" King, Esther Morgan, Pearl Petrone and Henrietta Sok; and her brothers, Israel, Bernie, Donald, Edward, William and Robert Miller. Family and friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St. Connellsville, 724-628-1430, where funeral service will follow at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Lee Maley officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. To leave a message or send condolences, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Klecker, Bridget M. 42

  • San Francisco, Calif.
  • Born: 1972-12-20
  • Died: 2015-04-10
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  • Bridget Mary Klecker, 42, of San Francisco, Calif., was struck down by a hit and run driver Friday, April 10, 2015. She was born Dec. 20, 1972. Bridget is the daughter of John and Kathleen Cray Klecker, of New Bern, N.C.; and the beloved sister of Angela Klecker. She is the granddaughter of the late Tom and Ida Cray, of McKeesport. Bridget was a manager for Bon Appetit on the Google Campus in Mountain View, Calif. She loved her San Fran Giants! Her funeral was held April 21, 2015, in New Bern, N.C.
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