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Barrett Jr., John W.

  • Bellevue
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • John W. Barrett Jr., of Bellevue, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015. He was the husband of the late Florence C. (Wyberg) Barrett; father of Linda Maisky, John W. Barrett III (Deborah), Gregg A. Barrett (Theresa) and David C. Barrett (Roberta); brother of the late Dorothy French; also survived by nine grandchildren; 22 great- grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services and interment will be private. Arrangements by DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC.
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Brandau, James P. 50

  • South Park
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • James P. Brandau, 50, of South Park, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was the son of Donald P. and the late Margaret E. (Ringeisen) Brandau; brother of Jeffrey (Judith) Brandau, Jon (Christine) Brandau and Judith A. (Richard) Resetar; also survived by nieces, Danielle (Eric) Ayala and Courtney (Jeffrey) Hindmarch; and canine companions, Rocky and Sunni. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227, where funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. If desired, family suggests contributions to Western PA Humane Society, 1101 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Please send condolences to www.JohnFSlater.com.
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Callas, Deanna 73

  • Monroeville , Formerly of East Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Deanna Callas, 73, of Monroeville, formerly of East Pittsburgh, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. She was the loving wife of Eric Stamford and the late Emanuel P. Callas; dear mother of the late Nikki Rafalski (surviving husband, Ray Rafalski), Steve (Maureen) Callas, Paul (Melanie) Callas, Maria (Raja) Krishnaswamy, Gregory Callas and Christina (Ron) Rodman; beloved memaw of Christen (Nick), Brandon (Nicole), Christopher, Mariah, Nicholas, Alan "A.J.," Joshua, Raja Jr. "R.J.," Ronnie, Nick, Ryan and Nathan; great-grandmother of Alex and Anthony; and sister of Mildred "Mickey" Johnson, Sylvia (Blair) Radvan and George (Nancy) Lapcevich. She also is survived by nieces and nephews. Friends welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a Trisagion will be prayed at 3:30 p.m. Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Presentation of Christ Greek Orthodox Church (Ypapanti), with additional viewing in church one hour before the service. www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Campano, Josephine A. 79

  • Wilkinsburg
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Josephine A. Campano, 79, of Wilkinsburg, died Monday, March 2, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Macolata Campano; sister of Catherine Campano, Margaret (Charles) Lupine and the late Esther Rudolph; aunt of Deborah (William) Keegan, Diana (William) Diveglia, Dana (Michael) Futrell and Joseph (Michelle) Fishell; also survived by great-nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the chapel of All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery. Everyone please meet at the cemetery chapel. Burial will take place at All Saints Braddock Cemetery, Forest Hills.
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Caston, Reginald G. 80

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1934-11-16
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Finney, Glassport | Get Directions
  • Reginald Glen "Russ" Caston, 80, of McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at John J. Kane Regional Nursing Center. He was born Nov. 16, 1934, in Coushatta, La., to the late Benjamin Carlton and Leola Holley Caston. Russ is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Mary Jane Moss Caston; sister, Patsy (William L.) Holmes, of Arcadia, La.; sisters-in-law, Audrey Moss, of McKeesport, and Theresa Dry, of East McKeesport; brother-in-law, James Moss, of Delmont; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Russ was preceded in death by brother, Carl Gene Caston; and sister, Laverne Rae. Russ was employed as a carpenter in Hayward, Calif., was a member of Local No. 2046 and a member of The Church in Sutersville. Arrangements have been entrusted to E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave., Glassport, PA 15045. A memorial service will take place at a later date at The Church, presided by Pastor Frank Rocco. Burial will also take place at a later date at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. The family asks that memorial contributions be made, in his name, to The Church, 738 First St., Sutersville, PA 15083. Online condolences may be shared at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.
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Chonko, Jean M. 85

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1929-10-26
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Jean M. (Colella) Chonko, 85, of West Mifflin, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at home. She was born Oct. 26, 1929, to the late Nazzareno and Maddelena (Giansante) Colella. Jean was a member of Holy Trinity Church in West Mifflin and was a registered nurse at McKeesport Hospital. She also worked for Dr. Alvin Bodek. She was a graduate of McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing. She enjoyed cooking to make her family happy, liked playing cards and listening and watching the Pirates and Steelers. She was a member of the former senior citizens at the Duquesne-west Mifflin Knights of Columbus No. 4210. She was the beloved wife of the late William A. Chonko; mother of Deborah "Debbie" Chonko, at home, and Michael (Joyce) Chonko, of West Mifflin; grandmother of Krystal Chonko, Justin (Amanda) Chonko, Kent Kaylor, Jenny Kaylor and the late Amanda Chonko; great-grandmother of Brooke, Brianna, Evan and Vanessa; sister-in-law of Nancy Colella and Margaret "Margie" Colella; sister of the late August, Anthony, Linda, Lilly, Quendino "Red, Joseph, Donald "Beko" Colella; nieces and nephews; and also survived by her dog, Duke. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUENRAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. William B. Schleifer, Supervisor; William Brian Schliefer, Funeral Director. A blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March, 7, 2015, at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church with the Rev. Joseph Grosko officiating. Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Jean's family would like to thank Horizon Hospice for their excellent and compassionate care of their mother.
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Clark, Nancy 78

  • Formerly of Jefferson Hills
  • Born: 1937-01-16
  • Died: 2015-03-01
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Jefferson Hills | Get Directions
  • Nancy (Cummings) Clark, 78, formerly of Jefferson Hills, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at her daughter Anna's home in Treasure Lake, DuBois. She was born Jan. 16, 1937, in Pittsburgh, one of four children of Edward John and Marion Louise (Woolensack) Cummings. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John "Pappy" Clark; a grandson, Randall Orr; a brother, Richard Cummings; and a sister, Mary Lou Conrad. Nancy is survived by her four children, two daughters, Anna (Thomas) Adams, of Treasure Lake, and Theresa (Russ) Osburn, of Hastings, Mich., and two sons, Michael (Diana) Clark, of Clairton, and Jack (Kimberly) Clark, of Palm Harbor, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, W. Robert (Jenn) Orr, Thomas Adams, Rachel (Samuel) Lim, Christopher (Lori) Mitchell, Robert Mitchell, Joshua Wallace, Stephanie Clark, Stephen Mantz, Jonathan Henning and Keith Henning; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, John Cummings; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and from 1 to 3 and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the STEPHEN D. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Route 51 (Large) in Jefferson Hills. A funeral prayer will be held at 9:15 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church in Clairton. Interment will follow in St. Clare Cemetery in Clairton. A memorial service will be in the DuBois area at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Tri County Church OTH, 1881 Old Route 255. For condolences and more information, visit www.stephendslater.com.
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Cosgrove, Keith M. 59

  • South Park
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Keith M. Cosgrove, 59, of South Park, died Monday, March 2, 2015. He was the loving son of the late Robert and Maryhelen (Mihalchik) Cosgrove; beloved husband for 38 years of Debbie (Barnes) Cosgrove; loving father of Justin Cosgrove; brother of Kim Cosgrove, Kristie Cosgrove-Marraccini and the late Keily Bodine; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Keith was an I.T. specialist with the Department of Veterans Affairs and also an epistle reader at St. John the Baptist Cathedral. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall, where Parastas will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday. A funeral Liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Cathedral, Munhall, followed by Interment in Woodruff Memorial Park, Canonsburg. www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Culley Jr., Charles 78

  • Liberty Borough , Formerly of Yukon
  • Born: 1936-06-23
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Charles "Spider" Culley Jr., 78, of Liberty Borough, formerly of Yukon, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015, at home. Born June 23, 1936, in McDonald, he was a son of the late Charles and Myrtle B. (Speer) Culley; and the husband of the late Wendy L. (Van Dyke) Culley. Prior to retirement, he was a truck driver for D. Jenkins Corp. in Elrama. He loved to shoot pool and was an avid bowler and Steelers fan. He is survived by his son, Charles (Becky) Culley III, of Solon, Iowa; four daughters, Antonette (John) Lewis, of Liberty Borough, Diane (Adam) Mussori, of Mather, Tammy (Mike) Herndon, of Grove City, and Margaret (Jaison) Abell, of Mather; stepsons, Kevin (Julie) Ohler, of Yukon, and Mark Ohler, of Latrobe; 20 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Charlene Richardson, of Fairfield Glade, Tenn.; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, and wife, he was predeceased by his siblings, Myrtle Pearsol and Dalmas Culley. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2015, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 North Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Hal Dangel officiating. Private burial will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Cunningham Jr., Edward L. 91

  • Green Tree
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Scott Township | Get Directions
  • Edward L. Cunningham Jr., 91, of Green Tree, died Monday, March 2, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Marion Tracy Cunningham; loving son of the late Edward L. and Bessie Maples Cunningham Sr.; father of Lynn (Janet) Cunningham and Ron (Sandy) Cunningham; and grandfather of six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Friends welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE (412-563-2800), 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations suggest to the Food Pantry at Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1146 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. www.slaterfuneral.com.
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Dzikowski, Mary W. 98

  • Carnegie
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Szafranski-Eberlein, Carnegie | Get Directions
  • Mary W. Dzikowski, 98, of Carnegie, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. She was the wife of the late Kazmer V. Dzikowski; mother of the late Kazmer J., Edward T. and infant Irene Dzikowski; mother-in-law of Virginia Dzikowski Hecker (Jim) and Reta Dzikowski; grandmother of Michael (Jocelyn) Dzikowski and Kristen (Dave) West; great-grandmother of Kaia and Alani; sister of Anna Jusczak and the late John, Frank and Frances Pavlosky; sister-in-law of Julia Pavlosky; and is also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at the SZAFRANSKI-EBERLEIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 101 Third St., Carnegie. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in All Saints Polish National Catholic Church. Mary lived at Friendship Village of South Hills for the last six years, where the wonderful staff provided loving and compassionate care. A special thank you to Dr. Walter Robinson, medical director of Friendship Village and also a childhood friend of Mary's sons, who provided excellent care and special attention that helped Mary enjoy her years at Friendship Village. Mary also taught Sunday school forever at All Saints Church where her strong faith and love for her church meant the world to her. Her life was All Saints Polish National Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to All Saints School of Christian Living, 500 Fifth St., Carnegie, PA 15106.
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Flickinger, Mary E. 93

  • Cranberry Township
  • Born: 1921-06-26
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Forgie-Snyder, East Mc Keesport | Get Directions
  • Mary E. (Rothrauff) Flickinger, 93, of Cranberry Township, formerly of North Versailles, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015. She was born June 26, 1921, in Braddock, a daughter of the late Thomas and Devora Rothrauff. She worked for more than 20 years as a nursing assistant at McKeesport Hospital. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth D. Flickinger; a son, Patrick M. Flickinger; and brothers, Thomas, James and Charles Rothrauff. She is survived by her daughter, Dayle (Bill) Salsgiver, of Cranberry Township; three stepgranddaughters; and sisters, Rose Mae Lyden, of East Pittsburgh, and Pat Peyinghaus, of North Huntingdon; also nieces and nephews. She is loved and will be missed. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the FORGIE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083, where everyone will gather for a funeral service at 10 a.m. Monday. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
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Frey, Elizabeth A. 91

  • Formerly of Edgewood
  • Born: 1923-12-26
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth Anne (Crawford) Frey, 91, of ManorCare Shadyside, formerly of Edgewood, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 4, 2015, following a long and courageous fight with dementia. She was the beloved wife of the late George D. Frey Jr.; loving mother of Dallas (Kathy) Frey III and Bruce C. Frey, both of Edgewood; and proud grandmother of Kelly Frey, of Shadyside, and Dallas Frey IV, of Chicago, Ill. She was preceded in death by her brother, James P. Crawford. Born Dec. 26, 1923, to the late Archibald M. and Annie E. (Conrad) Crawford, Betsy grew up in Ardmore and the East End of Pittsburgh. She attended Lower Merion High School before graduating from Peabody High School in 1941. Betsy graduated from Allegheny College, where she found a cherished circle of lifetime friends with a history major in 1945. She was a staff writer at the Pittsburgh Press when she met her future husband while cashing a check where he worked at Peoples' First Bank (now PNC) in 1947. Following her Sept. 10, 1949, wedding at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, where her parents were married in 1921, she resigned to devote herself to family life. After moving numerous times in her youth, she was very pleased to have her sons complete kindergarten through high school at one single building of the Edgewood School District. Betsy devoted tremendous energy to raising her sons and supporting their school and athletic activities. She was a tireless advocate for her family. When her boys were older, she found time to volunteer with the Edgewood Cot Club, Carnegie Museum and other organizations. Betsy loved to travel and took delight in decorating her home with items from abroad and from the islands. She was passionate about beaches, especially at her beloved Ocean City, N.J. and Venice, Fla. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at MCCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, 6214 Walnut St., Shadyside. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Wilkinsburg. Everyone please gather at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 600 Pitt St., Wilkinsburg, PA 15221. The family wishes to express thanks to the staff at Schenley Gardens, ManorCare Shadyside and Gateway Hospice for their compassion and kindness to Betsy while she was under their care.
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Hahn, Suzanne M. 83

  • Glenshaw
  • Born: 1931-12-04
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Suzanne M. Hahn, 83, of Glenshaw, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Canterbury Place. Born Dec. 4, 1931, she was the daughter of John and Esther Miller. Sue became a registered nurse, having graduated from Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing in 1953. She married Ronald Hahn in 1956 and became a devoted mother to Andrew and Barbara Cramer, then grandmother to Charles, Emily and Annie Cramer, and Dylan, Katie, Sarah, Seth and Lily Hahn. Since then she was blessed as a great-grandmother to Evan, Erin, Hayden and Mila. After raising Andy and Barbara, Sue took a refresher course and returned to nursing at Children's Hospital for 15 years. Sue was a faithful member of Glenshaw Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband of 58 1/2, Ronald; and her sister, Gretchen Peery. Sue's twin sister, Barbara Klavon, preceded her in death. While sorting through Sue's many collected Biblical and life-inspiring verses, I found one that I felt would be appropriate and could be her final farewell to us all: "Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow: I am the diamond glints of snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain; I am the gentle Autumn rain when you awaken in the morning hush; I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet bird in circled flight. I am the soft star that shines at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there; I did not die." Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Glenshaw Presbyterian Church, 300 Glenn Ave., Glenshaw. Arrangements by BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., Glenshaw. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Haley, Thomas J. 88

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-02-27
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Thomas J. Haley, 88, of Monroeville, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. He was the son of the late Andrew and Ann (Artim) Haley; beloved husband of the late Martha M. Haley; father of Cynthia (Rob) Bentley, Mardi Haley, Gloria (Eric) Dow and Tom (Judy) Haley; and is also survived by five grandchildren. He was the brother of William (Florence) Haley, Andrew (Olive) Haley and the late Gerald and Robert Haley. Tom was vice president of his 1944 graduating class from Duquesne High School. He was a wide receiver at the University of Alabama, having played in the Sugar Bowl, a World War II Army veteran who was stationed in the Philippines and a nuclear engineer, working for Westinghouse for more than 30 years. He loved reading, golf and bowling, and most of all he loved his lovely wife, Martha, and four children. He is loved and will be missed by all. "A wonderful life." A memorial visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, March 7, 2015, followed by a memorial service at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike, (412-372-2100). www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Keenan, Jane L. 65

  • Munhall
  • Born: 1950-02-15
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Green, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Jane Lee (Harrison) Keenan, 65, of Munhall and Rimersburg, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at her home in Rimersburg. Born Feb. 15, 1950, she was a daughter of the late John Harrison Sr. and Janet (Salmon) Harrison. She was the loving wife of Joseph P. Keenan Sr.; beloved mother of Joseph (Marcie) Keenan Jr., Jennifer (Bradley) Thompson, Joy (Michael) Haley, Jeanna (Wilson) Miller, Jodie (Brian) Dell, John (Tanisha Lugaro) Keenan, James Keenan and Jeremy Keenan; grandmother of 20 and one on the way; and sister of Michael Harrison, Patricia Harrison and the late John Harrison Jr. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall, PA 15120, 412-461-6394, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 398 Church St., Indiana, PA 15701.
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Kelly, James S. 74

  • Gibsonia , Formerly of Shaler
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • James S. Kelly, 74, of Gibsonia, formerly of Shaler, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was the beloved husband for 55 years of Reine R. (Richey) Kelly; loving father of Kimberly A. Kelly, of Gibsonia, Kathy L. (Hal) Korber, of Newport, Pa., and James S. (Donna) Kelly Jr., of Gibsonia; brother of John F. Kelly and Jill Bosnak; proud grandfather of Krysta, Melissa, Aaron, Abbey and Libby; and great-grandfather of Kendall and Kora. James was a diesel mechanic for many years with Mack Truck on the North Side. He enjoyed hunting and being outdoors, could fix anything and, above everything, loved being with his family and dear grandchildren. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, 15007. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Victor Church, 527 Bairdford Road, Bairdford. Interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Family suggests memorial donations to the Parkinson's Foundation of Western PA, 3468 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Kirschensteiner, Fred 88

  • Forest Hills
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Fred Kirschensteiner, 88, of Forest Hills, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was the beloved husband for 60 years of the late Elizabeth (Ritts) Kirschensteiner; loving father of Susan (the late John) Bressanelli, of Findlay Township, and David Kirschensteiner, of Forest Hills; dear grandfather of Jennifer (Kevin) Wilson and Joshua (Layla) Bressanelli; great-grandfather of Johnathan and Jacob Wilson and Silas Bressanelli; brother of Louise (the late Vito) Garofolo; and is also survived by two nieces. Fred served in the Army-Air force as a radar crewman during World War II. He retired from Westinghouse after 42 years of service as an engineer. He was a 50 year Mason and Shriner, also a 53 year life member of Wilkins ELKS Lodge 577. During his retirement he enjoyed woodworking. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., corner of 118 Shaw and Triboro Aves., Turtle Creek, (412-823-1950). Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in South Avenue Methodist Church, Wilkinsburg. Interment with military honors will follow at William Penn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wilkins Elks Lodge No. 577, 718 Brown Ave., Turtle Creek, PA 15145. www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Leoni, John C. 82

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • John C. Leoni, 82, of Shaler Township, died Monday, March 2, 2015. He was the husband of Rita A.; father of Laura Minnis (Brian) and Giancarlo J. "Gianny" Leoni; son of the late Giuseppe and Veraconda Leoni; grandfather of Shannon Key; brother of the late Enrico "Rico" Leoni (surviving wife, Elima); and is also survived by beloved pet, Myla Giovanna, and deceased Pod and Pard. John was born in Bussolengo, Verona, Italy. At the age of 16, he and his family traveled to America where they settled in East Liberty. John and his brother, Rico, quickly adapted to American culture through movies, music and the language. Soon he was mentored by his Uncle Gino, who was a stone mason and became hooked on the trade. John always said he was in two wars, as a child in Italy during World War II and the Korean War, where he honorably served the United States. He enjoyed going "Upstreet" in his younger days, where he played ping-pong, bocce, bowling and pool. John was proud of his Italian heritage, enjoyed northern Italian food, playing cards and tombola with family and friends. John's lifelong passion for stonework created projects specializing in limestone, granite and marble in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington D.C. Locally, he contributed to the Midfield Terminal at Greater Pittsburgh International Airport, Heinz Hall's garden patio and fountain and various downtown structures. In his Glenshaw neighborhood, he helped construct the foundation for the Christ statue at St. Bonaventure Church. John shared his talent in building garden benches, fireplaces, walls, patios and steps for friends and family's homes. He was a proud member of the International Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers Union Local 9 for more than 60 years. His quick wit, clever personality, loyalty and unconditional love will be missed. Our beloved dad, best friend and amateur film critic is presently working on the stone pillars at the Gates of Heaven. There will be no visitation. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, in St. Bonaventure Church, Glenshaw. Interment will be held at a future date. Arrangements are by NEELY FUNERAL HOME, Glenshaw. Memorials may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Please visit us at www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Martin, Ann 82

  • Morningside
  • Born: 1932-09-27
  • Died: 2015-02-28
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Ann (Violet Ann Powers) Martin, of Morningside, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. She was the daughter of the late William M. and Margaret Price Powers; sister of Anita Powers Urmson, of Eustis, Fla., Willetta Powers Piatt, of Somerset, Lovenia Powers Ashoff, of Allison Park, and the late Mary Margaret Powers Ashoff, George Powers, Elizabeth Powers, Sheila Powers Connely and William Powers Jr.; and is also survived by her siblings, 44 nieces and nephews, numerous extended family and very many dear friends. Born Sept. 27, 1932, in Pittsburgh, Ann received a Masters of Education from Duquesne University and Masters of Art Education from Notre Dame University. She was a retired school teacher from the Pittsburgh Public School System. She was a strong union representative with the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Federation of Teachers (AFTPFT). Ann was an active member of St. Raphael Catholic Church where she served as a choir member and member of the Pastoral Council. She was an active member of the "Silver Threads" group. Ann was a strong supporter of the Humane Society and adopted many rescue dogs, including her little "Precious" who comforted her in her last days. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at McCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, 6214 Walnut St., Shadyside, where funeral will commence at 9 a.m. Monday, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Raphael Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Rescue League, Rosedale and the Pink Tie Affair at www.PinkTieAffair.org. or 122 Homer Circle, McKees Rocks, PA 15136.
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McCalister, Virginia D. 98

  • West View , Formerly of Ben Avon
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Virginia D. McCalister, 98, of West View, formerly of Ben Avon, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph C. McCalister; loving mother of Charlotte (Bob) Pack, Jo Lynn (the late Al) Lentz; grandmother of Mike and Matt Lentz, JD Null and Denise Germanowski; and is also survived by seven great-grandchildren. Family will welcome friends from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Saturday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229. Virginia was a member of the Eastern Star and a past Matron of Honor. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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McGarrity, Louise M. 65

  • Elizabeth
  • Born: 1950-02-03
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Louise Mae McGarrity, 65, of Elizabeth, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. She was born Feb. 3, 1950, in McKeesport, and is the daughter of the late Clyde and Louise Dreer Richards and the wife of the late Donald McGarrity. She loved to crochet, knit and play bingo. Louise was also a breeder of chihuahuas and loved her dogs. She is survived by her sisters, Donna (Kim) Gurall, of McKeesport, and Kathryn (Gregory), of St. Hilaire of Elyria, Ohio; sons, Robert McGarrity (Hollie) of Hershey, Daniel McGarrity of Muldrow, Okla., and Regis McGarrity, of Burgettstown; and companion, Harry Sproul, of Elizabeth. She was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Sproul; and son, Donald McGarrity. Friends will be received from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOMES, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132, 412-678-6192. Burial will be Saturday at Round Hill Cemetery.
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Merrill, Robert E.

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Perman, Shaler | Get Directions
  • Robert E. Merrill, of Shaler Towndhip, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Mr. Merrill was the beloved husband of Muriel C. Mohoska Merrill; father of Robbie Boyd, of Cheswick, Gregory Merrill (Joann), of Seattle, Wash.; brother of the late Joan and Richard Merrill; brother-in-law of David Mohoska (Mariann), of McCandless Township; and grandfather of Lauren Boyd, Patrick and Nathan Merrill. Mr. Merrill was a retired member of Teamster Local 249 and Local 491. He was well liked by all who knew him. Celebrate Mr. Merrill's life with his family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at PERMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 923 Saxonburg Blvd. at Route 8, Shaler Township, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Leave condolences at www.permanfuneralhome.com.
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Modzelewski, Edward W. 86

  • West Natrona
  • Born: 1929-01-13
  • Died: 2015-02-28
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  • Edward W. "Big Mo" Modzelewski, of Sedona, Ariz., passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at his home in Sedona. Ed was born Jan. 13, 1929, in West Natrona, to Joseph and Martha Modzelewski. An outstanding football player at Har-Brack High School, Natrona Heights, he went on to become All-American at University of Maryland, MVP of the 1952 Sugar Bowl and first-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers. After the 1952 season, he served two years in the Air Force and was then traded to the Cleveland Browns, where he played from 1955 to 1960. Ed became a successful restaurateur, opening Mo and Juniors Steakhouse, in Cleveland, Ohio, and founding the Beef Corral franchise. Ed's career in sports and business was followed by a wonderful retirement in Sedona, Ariz. His positive nature, kindness, humility and gratitude for the life he enjoyed were evident to everyone who knew him. He was loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; brother, Dick; sisters, Florence Nowicki and Betty Logan; children, Michael, Nancy Giacobbe, Bruce, Scott and their mother, Mary; dear son-in-law, Chris Giacobbe; daughters-in-law, Karey and Mimi; and grandchildren, Lance, Anthony and Jennifer. He was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph and Gene. Celebration of life will follow at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice Compassus, 70 Bell Rock Plaza, Suite A, Sedona, AZ 86351.
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Oswant, Margaret 94

  • Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1920-10-23
  • Died: 2015-02-27
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Margaret (Burtt) Oswant, 94, of Pittsburgh, passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. She was born Oct. 23, 1920, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late John and Nancy Burtt. She was a graduate of Peabody High School and took classes at Carnegie Institute of Technology. She was the beloved wife for 62 years of Richard C. Oswant; loving mother of Penny (Gerald) Martin, of Greenbelt, Md., Rachel (Stephen) Cupcheck, of Pittsburgh, and Richard "Rick" Oswant, of Cave Creek, Ariz.; grandmother of Lindsay (Luke) Thorwart, Heather (Mauno) Kork, Wade (Betty Jeanne) Cupcheck and Casey and Kyle Oswant; and great-grandmother of Caleb and Susannah Thorwart. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Margaret was a member of the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, where she was an active member of the Women's Alliance. She worked for a time as a hostess and cashier in the beloved Tic Toc Shop at Kaufmann's. Margaret had a love for the arts, which led her in earlier years to belong to the Mendelssohn Choir and the Pittsburgh Savoyards. Margaret and Richard also volunteered countless hours working with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Opera and the Carnegie Museums. A memorial service for Margaret will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, 605 Morewood Ave., Shadyside. Arrangements by H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC. To offer condolences or to obtain complete memorial service information, please visit www.brandtfuneralhome.com. The family suggests memorial gifts be made to the Music Endowment of the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh.
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Petrovich, Frank E. 91

  • Allison Park , Formerly of Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Frank E. Petrovich, 91, of Allison Park, formerly of Shaler Township, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 3, 2015, surrounded by his family. Frank was the husband of the late Alice B. (Starsnic) and the son of the late Joseph and Barbara (Boselowitz) Petrovich. Frank was a skilled welder, gifted artist and a lifelong member of All Saints Parish in Etna. He enjoyed golf, cooking and woodcarving. His greatest joy was family, whether sharing his Croatian heritage with his children and their families or enjoying their musical and artistic talents. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Lois (Nyaga) Petrovich-Mwaniki, Jean (Jeff) Leri, Joseph (Mary), Paul (Jeanne), Steven (Danette) and Alice Ann Petrovich. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, Munene (Sarah) Mwaniki, Daniel and Steven (Alicia) Brogan, Rachel (Andrew Davis) and James (Lorelei) Bleil, Joseph, Frank (Tami), Kristin, Andrew, Francis, Emily (Matt) Elizer, Diana, Leah, Riley Bodington, Daniel and Sarah Petrovich; his five great-grandchildren, Mariella Bleil, Henry Brogan, Joseph, Alyssa and Maura Petrovich. In addition, he is survived by his sister, Margaret Snee; and brother, Edward Petrovich. Frank was preceded in death by his daughter, Elaine Brogan; his brother, George Petrovich; and his sisters, Helen Flinn, Theresa Vioral, Dorothy Miller, Marie Schmidt, Barbara Wolfrum and Patricia Machajewski. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, www.bockltd.com. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in All Saints Church, Etna. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, O'Hara Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o All Saints Church, 19 Wilson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15223 or to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
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Plavchak, Lucy 91

  • Jefferson Hills
  • Born: 1923-10-14
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Lucy (Serapiglia) Plavchak, 91, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Clairton, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Forbes Hospice at West Penn Hospital. She was born Lucia Ann Serapiglia on Oct. 14, 1923, in Clairton, one of six children of Angelo and Adelina (DiLegge) Serapiglia. She was the former owner of Lucy's Restaurant and Catering in Wilson, formerly a cook at Barella's in Jefferson Hills and the Sons of Columbus in Clairton. Lucy was a receptionist for her son-in-law, the late Dr. John E. Fallon Jr., D.M.D. She graduated from Clairton High School in 1942 and worked at U.S. Steel's Clairton Works as an insulator in the pipe shop during World War II. She was an avid card player, loved to travel with her AARP Group and enjoyed getting together with high school classmates. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Plavchak, on March 11, 1981; and all of her siblings, Ann Cerqua, Mary, Patsy, Tony and Domenic (former mayor of Clairton) Serapiglia. Lucy is survived by her four children, two sons, Michael "Mickey" (Nancy) Plavchak, of Jefferson Hills, with whom she resided, and David (Darlene) Plavchak, of Highland, N.Y.; two daughters, Helen (late Dr. John) Fallon and Susan Plavchak, both of Jefferson Hills; seven grandchildren, Amy and Stephen Fallon, Michael Plavchak Jr., Michelle and Sarah Plavchak, Cristine O'Connor and Allison Zappone; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the STEPHEN D. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Route 51 (Large), in Jefferson Hills, where a blessing service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment will follow in Ascension Cemetery in Clairton. If desired, Lucy's family suggests donations to the Jefferson Hills Library or St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church. For condolences and more information, visit www.stephendslater.com.
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Rickart, Geraldine 87

  • Glenshaw
  • Born: 1927-09-11
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Geraldine Brown Rickart, a longtime resident of Glenshaw, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015. She was born Sept. 11th 1927, and was 87 years old. Her first love was William R. Brown, with whom she had four children before he passed away. Her second and most enduring love is John Rickart, with whom she had one child. Her survivors are John "Jack" Rickart, her husband, William R. Brown Jr., son, Marilyn McElheny Brown, Elisa Brown Gross, David Gross, Avery Gross, Weston Gross, Autumn Brown Coyne, David Coyne, Thomas Coyne and Andrew Coyne. She is also survived by Richard Brown, son, Donna Levine Brown, Lee Levine, Tom Levine, Katie Levine, Mary Levine, Ben Levine, John "Mac" Brown, Jacob "Rin" Brown, Robin Brown Habunek, daughter, Greg Habunek, Rochelle Brown McKibben, daughter, Sean McKibben, Erin McKibben, Ronne Rickart Wright, daughter, Alan Wright, Logan Wright, Dillon Wright, Harry and Ireen Bishoff, cousins, and Marie Dometrovich, cousin.Gerry was especially proud of her 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. We will miss her direction that she freely gave in how to manage our lives. Gerry's focus and accomplishments in life were her family. She provided her family with tools to unlock the potential in each one. Among Gerry's family are educators, famous athletes, accomplished musicians, stock brokers, insurance underwriters, financial advisors, homeland security agents, a decorated war hero, entrepreneurs and soccer stars. As a self-taught fabric artist, one of her creations was her gift of quilts. These family treasures will be passed down for generations, not only keeping us warm, but as a remembrance of her goal to keep her family safe and warm for all time. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson's Foundation of Western PA (3468 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237), would be appreciated. There will be a gathering for family and friends to celebrate Gerry's life from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015, at the home of Ronne and Alan Wright. Arrangements are by SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., Bakerstown. Please offer condolences at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Rowda, Theresa W. 75

  • West View
  • Died: 2015-03-01
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Theresa W. (Wright) Rowda, 75, of West View, died Sunday, March 1, 2015. She was the beloved wife for 57 years of Clifford H. Rowda; mother of Keith Rowda, Cynthia Rowda, Kimberly (Matthew) Mavilla and Heather Rowda; grandmother of Terri and Stephanie Kujawa; and sister of the late Jacqueline and Annabelle Wright. Family will welcome friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at noon Saturday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229. Theresa was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. She was a very caring and loving wife, mother and grandmother. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Saulters, James C. 65

  • McCandless
  • Born: 1950-02-22
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: McDonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • James Clifton "Jim" Saulters, 65, of McCandless, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Jim was a gentle, funny, kindhearted man. He was a genuine and able outdoorsman, who could navigate whitewater, climb mountains, cross-country ski and tell a good story around a campfire with a wickedly wry sense of humor. His generous nature led him to quietly gift many of his possessions to those who admired them. Jim was born Feb. 22, 1950, and raised in Pittsburgh, moving to West Virginia to work for 20 years. He had recently returned to his boyhood home, where he passed away. After attending Peebles Elementary School, North Allegheny High School and Drexel University, Jim began his career as an inspector for a local food safety company. However, the desire for outdoor adventures led him to become a guide and a manager of Wilderness Voyageurs, a white water rafting company in Ohiopyle. He later was employed by SuperValu Inc. in Charleston, W.Va., where he oversaw distribution, safety and efficiency at their food warehouse facility. Recently he had been planning a long bicycle trip on his beloved recumbent bike as well as a canoe trip to Raystown. His mother, Grace Santmeyer Saulters, and his father, George Clifton Saulters, preceded him in death. He is survived by a nationwide network of good friends who shared his love of the outdoors. Services are private and a celebration of his life will take place in May. Arrangements are under the direction of the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars, and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. Jim gave his volunteer time to restoring old railroad beds to bicycle trails. Contributions can be made in his name to Rails to Trails Conservancy, 2121 Ward Court, NW, Fifth Floor, Washington, D.C. 20037. www.railstotrails.org, 1-866-202-9788.
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Scalise, Frank

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Frank Scalise of Ross Township, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015. He was the husband of the late Anna M. (Lang) Scalise; father of Philip E. Scalise (Pip) and Roxanne M. Phillips (Craig); brother of Angie Miller; grandfather of Allison (Ethan), Lindsey (Mike), Amy (Steve) and Mike; and great-grandfather of Vienna, Madelyn, Tyler E., Giselle, Tyler B., Michael and Dylan. Services and interment will be private. Arrangements by DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC.
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Steele, Charles B. 81

  • Shaler Township
  • Born: 1933-10-27
  • Died: 2015-02-06
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Charles Benson "Chick" Steele, 81, of Shaler Township, passed away Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Born Oct. 27, 1933, in Pittsburgh, he was the only child of the late Charles and Josephine (Scott) Steele. After serving as a pilot with the Navy, he went on to work as an airline pilot, traveling the world until his retirement. Chick lived in New Jersey and Toronto, Canada, before returning to Pittsburgh. He is survived by his children, Deborah Newcomer, of Pittsburgh, Tara Pezzino, Valerie Vinci and Charles B. Steele III, all of New Jersey; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to KING FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Chick's family at www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Strutt, Agnes D. 88

  • North Versailles
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Agnes D. (Holleran) Strutt, 88, born in Braddock, of North Versailles, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. She was the loving wife of the late Thomas H. Strutt; beloved mother of Eileen (Nicholas) Caputo, of Plum, Thomas E. Strutt, of Cochranton, Daniel F. (Deborah) Strutt, of Wilkins Township, and Kathleen J. Cain (the late Thomas J. Cain Jr.), of North Versailles; grandmother of Kimberli, Karin, Michael, Steven, Janine, Michael L., Daniel J., Thomas III, Christopher, Nicole and Katelin; great-grandmother of 17; and daughter of the later Festus and Delia (Lacey) Holleran, of Galway, Ireland. She was preceded in death by sisters, Josephine Fuehrer and Helen Holleran; and brothers, Thomas E. (surviving wife Joanne), Jerome and Sylvester Holleran; special mother-in-law of Susan L. Strutt; dear friend of Shirley Marchitello; and is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Agnes loved gardening, working in her yard and shopping. She was a former member of the St. Robert Bellarmine bowling league. The most important thing to her was family. She enjoyed baking with all her grandchildren. Friends are welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday in the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:15 p.m. Saturday in St. Robert Bellarmine Church.
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Telli, Betty A. 72

  • White Oak
  • Born: 1942-08-03
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Betty Ann Telli, 72, of White Oak, died Monday, March 2, 2015. She was born Aug. 3, 1942, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Oliver Kunich. She was employed at Gold Circle in Braddock Hills and was a member of the White Oak American Legion Post 701 Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by her loving husband, Charles; children, Denise (Lawrence) Bigante, of Whitehall, John (Christine) Kozioziemski, of Pittsburgh, and Kenneth Kozioziemski, of McKeesport; grandchildren, Larry, Gina, Jamie, John and Jessica; great-grandchildren, Gavin, Noah, Nolan, Nyla, Marissa and John; siblings, Mildred Goston, of Oakmont, Dorothy (George) Milanovich, of Pittsburgh, Sophia (Christopher) Moser, of Monroeville, Nicholas (Linda) Kunich, of Greensburg, Martha Villani, of Temecula, Calif., and Helen Bane, of Pittsburgh; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by siblings, Catherine Willett, Stella Orgero, Mitchell Kunich, Patricia Weimann, Donald Kunich and Diane Bazner. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel.
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Tormento, Deborah A.

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Perman, Shaler | Get Directions
  • Deborah A. Sorg Tormento, of Shaler Township, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Mrs. Tormento was the beloved wife of James E. Tormento; mother of Emily R. Tormento, of Shaler Township, and Michael Jackman, of Millvale; daughter of Carl and Judith Freehavf Sorg, of Shaler Township; granddaughter of the late John Van Pool; sister-in-law of Sharon Grieco, of Shaler Township, and Carl Tormento, of Hampton Township; daughter-in-law of Carl and Sheila Tormento; and niece of Babs Mallen, of Hampton Township. Celebrate Mrs. Tormento's life with her family from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at PERMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 923 Saxonburg Blvd. at Route 8, Shaler Township. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at PERMAN FUNERAL HOME. Donations may be made to the family. Leave condolences at www.permanfuneralhome.com.
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Waskowicz, Anne 91

  • Wilmerding
  • Born: 1924-02-01
  • Died: 2015-02-27
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Anne (Dojcinovic) Waskowicz, 91, of Wilmerding, passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. She was born Feb. 1, 1924, a daughter of the late Teofan and Sophia Dojcinovic. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Waskowicz; five sisters, Mitza Dojcinovic, Dancia Karen, Agnes Setz, Mary Cvihanovich and Mildred Bobich; and a son-in-law, William Patik. She is survived by her loving daughter, Carol Patik, of Murrysville; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Waskowicz and Mary Waskowicz; and cherished friends, Martha and Melva Vukich. Services and interment were private in St. Joseph's Cemetery, North Versallies. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Zamborsky, Elizabeth A. 93

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth A. (Musinsky) Zamborsky, 83, of Munhall, died March 3, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Zamborsky; daughter of the late Stephen and Ann (Fertal) Musinsky; loving mother of Frank Zamborsky, Gerald (Margie) Zamborsky, Judith (Paul) Labaugh and Rita (William) Allen; sister of the late Ann Fudalla; also survived by her five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Therese Church, Munhall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Elizabeth's memory to Partners for Quality Foundation Inc., 250 Clever Road, McKees Rocks, PA 15136. www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Bokros, M. Madeline 84

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1930-05-30
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • M. Madeline Bokros, 84, of Scottdale, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in the Scottdale Manor and Rehabilitation Center, East Huntingdon Township. Madeline was born May 30, 1930, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late John W. and Mary E. (Slanina) Bokros. Madeline was a former hook-flex machine operator at Connellsville Sportswear Co. where she was employed for 29 years, last working in 1985. She was also a lifelong faithful member of the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist in Scottdale. Madeline will be sadly missed by her loving family: her nephews, Joseph Bokros, of Arnold, and James Bokros, of Michigan; her nieces, Mary Jo Bokros and companion, Carl Prager, of Brackenridge, and Wanetta Kenner, of Alvin, Texas; and several other nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her four brothers, Walter, James, Emery and Thomas Bokros; and her sister, Patricia Kenner. Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale (724-887-5300 / www.fergusonfunerals.com / GPS: N40 degrees 06.136, W79 degrees 35.278). Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 8 a.m. Saturday in the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist, Scottdale, with the Rev. Andrew Kawecki as celebrant. Please go directly to the church. Graveside committal service and interment will follow in the church cemetery next to her late mother. The Ministry of Consolation will hold a prayer vigil at 1:45 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Love Lasts Forever!
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Charles, Frances C. 84

  • Hunker
  • Born: 1931-01-20
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Frances Catherine "Fran" (Thenn) Charles, 84, of Hunker, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at her home. She was the wife of Glenn Charles, former owner of Charles Optical in Irwin. Born Jan. 20, 1931, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Frank Thenn and Margaret Smalle and her husband, Daniel Smalle. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Catherine Cox and husband, Robbie, of Gulfport, Miss., Bart Mayhorn and wife, Karen, of Fairmont, W.Va., Sharon Mayhorn, of Hunker, and Vickie Rinehart and her husband, Blaine, of Frederick, Md.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Peggy Rombach; and brother, Frank Thenn. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Pamela Rice. The family will have a small private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to C. Richard McCauley Funeral Home, 101 S. Fourth St., Youngwood, PA 15697.
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Clark, Emily F. 87

  • Wyano
  • Born: 1927-03-15
  • Died: 2014-12-11
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  • Emily F. Clark, 87, of Wyano, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, of pancreatic cancer, in her daughter's home on Lady's Island, S.C. Mrs. Clark was born in Wyano, March 15, 1927, to the late Oscar W. and Margaret May Krieger. She had six brothers, one of whom was a twin. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Ken, Jim, Roy, Melvin, Ralph and her twin brother, Clarence. Her husband of 59 years, retired Master Gunnery Sgt. Dallas R. Clark, a 30-year Marine, preceded her in death in 2009 in Hernando, Fla. She was an active member of Grays Hill Baptist Church in Beaufort, S.C., and, while living in Hernando, Fla., she and her husband were active members of the Hernando Church of the Nazarene. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be missed greatly by all who knew her. Survivors include her daughter, Cheryl J. Hamm and husband, Ellis, of Lady's Island, S.C.; her son, Thomas D. Clark and wife, Cindy, of Wildwood, Fla.; two granddaughters, Emmie Hamm Dilsaver and husband, Ryan, and Ashley Hamm, all of Lady's Island, S.C.; two great-grandsons, Carter Dilsaver and Darby Cooper Hamm; one brother-in-law, Roger Clark, of Wyano; and many nieces and nephews. Heartfelt thanks to her Sanctuary Hospice team who lovingly cared for her and her family. God Bless all who cared for her. Mrs. Clark has been laid to rest with her husband in the Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, S.C.
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Elder, Mildred 94

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1921-02-08
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Mildred Weston Elder, 94, of Latrobe, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in St. Anne Home. She was born Feb. 8, 1921, in Brownsville, daughter of the late J. Carl and Elsie (Martin) Weston. She was a member of Latrobe Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a grandson, Robert R. Elder and wife, Catherine, of Carmel, Ind.; and three great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Q. Elder, William R. Elder and Samuel T. Elder. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert R. Elder Jr.; two sons, Robert R. Elder III and Thomas W. Elder; and a great-granddaughter, Maggie Rose Elder. Arrangements are by the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood. Services are private.
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Elliott, Dawn A.

  • Trafford
  • Born: 1975-05-08
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Frederick, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Dawn A. (Bush) Elliott of Trafford, formerly of Latrobe, went home to rest in peace Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Dawn was born May 8, 1975, in Latrobe, a daughter of Don C. (Pete) Bush and Karen S. (Randles) Bush, of Acme. Dawn graduated from Greater Latrobe High School, class of 1993. She worked for many years at Scott Electric as a project manager and then moved on to other opportunities. She always wanted to make others happy and was loved by many. She is survived by her parents and the love of her life, her daughter, Brooke Nicole Bayliss, at home; two sisters, Sue Leeper and her husband, Kenneth (Barney) Leeper, of Greensburg, and Melissa Bush and her fiance, Matthew Clista, of Oakmont; her niece, who she loved dearly, Alexis Ackerman; her fiance', William Bayliss, of Trafford; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, William and Laura Bush; and maternal grandparents, Ray and Frances Randles. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015, at FREDERICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1543 Ligonier St., Latrobe, PA 15650, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 6, 2015, with Pastor Chris Morris officiating. Burial will follow at Unity Cemetery, Latrobe. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Dawn's name to the Center for Advanced Psychotherapy (CAPT), 3811 O'Hara St., Room E616, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. To send condolences, please visit www.FrederickFuneralHome.com.
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Evans, John T. 100

  • Norvelt
  • Born: 1914-10-31
  • Died: 2015-02-26
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • John Thomas Evans, 100, of Norvelt, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Tanner Medical Center, Carrollton, Ga., with family by his side. Born Oct. 31, 1914, in Brinkerton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary Evans. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine; special companion, Ann; daughter, Joanne; and sisters, Elizabeth, Mary, Ann and Pauline. He was a member of St. Florian Catholic Church, United, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Carrollton, Ga. John was the loving father to daughter, Judith McClellan and her husband, Donald, of Villa Rica, Ga.; loving grandfather to Ian (Kara) Fink, Kristen Scarborough and Jennifer (Andrew) Pepper; and great-grandchildren, Dylan, Kayleigh and Jacob. Also surviving is his son-in-law, Jeffrey Fink; sister, Ethel; and numerous nieces and nephews. John graduated from Hurst High School where he had played football. He attended classes at Penn State University. Prior to retirement in 1979, John had been employed at Robertshaw as a foreman in the Quality Control Department. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, 2245 Mt. Pleasant Road, Norvelt, PA 15674. Transfer prayers will be at 9:15 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Florian Church with the Rev. John A. Sedlak as celebrant. Interment to follow in St. Florian Cemetery, Trauger. A vigil service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
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Forejt, Bradley 60

  • Ruffsdale
  • Born: 1954-08-23
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Saloom-Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Bradley "Brad" Forejt, 60, of Ruffsdale, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Forbes Hospital, Monroeville. Brad was born Aug. 23, 1954, in Connellsville, a son of Grace Marie Oden Forejt and the late Charles "Bus" Forejt. Brad was a member of Sewickley United Presbyterian Church, a 1972 graduate of South Huntingdon High School and a 1976 graduate of Salem (W.Va.) University, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He was employed as a supervisor by Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp., and loved to hunt and fish. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his daughter, Emily Balchik and husband, Justin, of Mt. Pleasant; a twin brother, Bruce C. Forejt and wife, Holly, of Mt. Airy, Md.; a brother, Greg Forejt and wife, Lesley, of South Huntingdon Township; also nieces and nephews, Amanda, Adam, Ali, Garrett and Gregory. In addition to his father, Brad was preceded in death by his wife, Diane Lynn Yezek Forejt, in 2005. The family is inviting friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 12 to 1 p.m. Saturday to SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, 724-547-2122, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Anne Woodman-Howe officiating. Interment will follow in Sewickley Union Cemetery. Please visit Brad's online memorial at www.saloom-rega.com to sign the condolence guest book. Richard Rega, funeral director.
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Jones, Ashley R. 21

  • North Irwin
  • Born: 1993-09-06
  • Died: 2015-03-01
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Ashley Renee Jones, 21, of North Irwin, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Wheeling, W.Va., as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born Sept. 6, 1993, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of David J. and Marlene (Brooks) Jones, of North Irwin. Ashley was employed by Alstom Grid of Charleroi as a line operator, and was a former shift supervisor for Panera Bread of North Huntingdon. She was a 2012 graduate of Norwin High School and was currently attending Westmoreland County Community College for electrical engineering. She was at one time an active member of the North Irwin Volunteer Fire Department. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Christopher and Daniel Jones; paternal grandparents, John and Maryann Jones; and maternal grandfather, William Brooks. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Lauren Jones-Little and husband, Christian, of Virginia Beach; a brother, Brandon Jones, of North Irwin; maternal grandmother, Irene Brooks, of North Huntingdon; aunt, Carol Borland and husband, Rick, and their family, of Irwin; and aunt, Lori Tyke and husband, Tony, and their family, of North Huntingdon. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family. To send online donations, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Labecki, George 89

  • Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1925-09-12
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Arnold | Get Directions
  • George Labecki, 89, of Lower Burrell, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was born Sept. 12, 1925, in Lower Burrell, to the late Stephan and Mary Butko Labecki and had lived there most of his life. A construction worker, he worked for Groomes Construction and Spires Brothers Construction and had been a former coal miner. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II, serving as Seaman First Class aboard the USS LST 125 in the Pacific and Philippines Theaters. George was a member of St. John Orthodox Church, New Kensington, and Local 1451 Laborers Union. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his sons, George L. (LeeAnn) Labecki, of New Cumberland, and Gary J. Labecki, of Springfield, Va.; and a grandson, Nicholas Labecki and his brother, Steve Labecki, of Lower Burrell. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Nassick Labecki; brothers, Nick, John and Charles Labecki; and sisters, Anna Rhoades, Catherine Labecki and Stella McKallip. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the RUSIEWICZ OF ARNOLD FUNERAL HOME, 1400 Fifth Ave., Arnold, where a Parastas service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday followed by funeral services at 10 a.m. in St. John Orthodox Church with the Rev. Nikolai Breckenridge officiating. Burial with military honors by the Vandergrift Honor Guard will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Markovic, Marie

  • New Kensington
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Arnold | Get Directions
  • Marie (Hince) Markovic, of New Kensington, passed into eternity Wednesday, March 4, 2015, joining her husband, Charles Markovic; together they owned Midway Auto Parts in Oakmont. She will also join her first husband, Ned A. Hince; her son, Frank Hince; and her parents, Mary and Robert Lasko Sr. She will also be again with her sisters, Vera Kearns and Catherine Ortensky; and her brothers, Robert Lasko Jr. and John Mock. Left on earth to celebrate her life are her daughter, Louise Hince; beloved granddaughter, Dr. Lorriana Markovic-Nemani; grandson-in-law, Vi Jay Nemani; and her pride and joy, her great-grandson, Kiran Charles Nemani. Also surviving are her loved nieces and nephews and Patricia Reimer, who has always been like a daughter to Marie. Marie was an avid homemaker and flower gardener. Her yard landscape won an award from the Valley News Dispatch in the 1950s. Marie and Chuck always looked forward to family vacations and later on with their beloved granddaughter Lorriana. They were indeed more to Lorriana than grandparents. Marie and Chuck were number two parents. In her younger years, Marie was very active in her church, St. John Orthodox Church. She was very involved in the Myrr Bearing Sisterhood and chaired innumerable church banquets over a 30-plus span, including the burning of the church mortgage banquet held in 1973 at the Clarion Inn with over two hundred in attendance. (Initially Marie and Very Right Rev. Andrew Woronovich, for months, actively sought signatures of sponsorship to move from our-then-church in Arnold to our present church on Elm Tree Road.) Marie's soft and caring ways brought to her life many friends. Whether to celebrate, comfort or just be there, she was always a stalwart Orthodox Christian Lady. Her faith in the Orthodox Church was unwavering. Her love of the Orthodox Faith was lifelong in her soul. She may now not be where she was before. She is now wherever we are. Friends will be received from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, Lower Burrell, where funeral services will be conducted at noon Saturday by Father Nikolai Breckenridge. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. Parastas Services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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May, Shirley M. 79

  • Mill Run
  • Born: 1935-10-06
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Melcroft | Get Directions
  • Shirley M. May, 79, of Mill Run, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Maple Valley Personal Care Home, Indiana, Pa. She was born Oct. 6, 1935, in Jones Mills, a daughter of the late Caton and Beulah Cramer KaIp. Mrs. May was a graduate of the former Ramsay High School, Mt. Pleasant. She was a member of Mill Run United Methodist Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher and was a very active member of the church. She was also a member of the Gideons. She is survived by her husband, J.C. May; her children, John D. May and his wife, Judy, of Mill Run, Roger May and his wife, Nancy, of Mill Run, Ray E. May and his wife, Kim, of Mill Run, and Lynae Williams and her husband, John, of Indiana; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her sisters, Peg Brown, of Acme, Louise Keslar and her husband, Lynn, of Acme, Diane Hoffer and her husband, William, of Acme, and Judy DeFlippo and her husband, Don, of Mt. Pleasant; her brothers, E. Arnold Kalp, of Lafrobe, Tom Kalp, of Acme, Fred Kalp and his wife, Judy, of Acme, Jim KaIp and his wife, Lois, of Acme, and Wayne Kalp and his wife, Cindy, of Friedens. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Allen and Elton Kalp; and a sister, Julia Donavan. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., corner of Municipal Building Road and Route 711, Melcroft. Additional viewing will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Mill Run United Methodist Church, where services will follow at 2:30 p.m., with the Rev. Randy Newell and the Rev. Thomas Bonomo co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Indian Creek Baptist Cemetery, Mill Run. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Moshier, Duane D. 62

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1953-02-11
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Duane D. Moshier, 62, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was born Feb. 11, 1953, in Cincinnati, Ohio, a son of the late Richard and Opal (Baum) Moshier and was also preceded in death by a brother, Dean Moshier. Duane was a respiratory therapist for UPMC Shadyside and also had worked as a respiratory therapist for the former Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. Duane worked hard to provide for his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He liked to fish in his spare time. He is survived by his wife, Sarah A. (Smith) Moshier; a son, Troy A. Moshier, of North Huntingdon; stepchildren, Christopher (Amanda) Snyder, of West Mifflin, Amy Snyder, of Titusville, and Kimberly (Bobby) Rager, of Gibsonia; grandchildren, Megan, Brittany, Brianna, Madelyn and Nolan; also nieces and nephews. At Duane's request, there will be no viewing. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a memorial service will follow at 5 p.m. with Pastor Tom Bracken officiating. In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffat St., Suite 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15243. For online condolences, visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Nowak, Walter J. 94

  • Trafford
  • Born: 1920-08-30
  • Died: 2015-03-05
  • Funeral Home: Dobrinick, Trafford | Get Directions
  • Walter J. Nowak, 94, of Trafford, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015, in the Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Penn Township. Walter was born Aug. 30, 1920, in Trafford, a son of the late Peter and Mary (Ilek) Nowak. Walter was World War II veteran, having served with the Army Air Corps. He was a member of the St. Regis Church, Trafford, and its Knights of Columbus Council 6299, CFU Lodge 541, St. John Kanty Lodge 881 Trafford (Polish Club) and he retired from Westinghouse Air Brake Co., in Wilmerding. In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by his brother, Edward S. Nowak, in 1996. He is survived by his sister, Stephanie Bozzick (Tom), of Level Green; his niece and nephews, Darla Johns, Thomas Bozzick and William Bozzick; and five great-nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 7th St. (St. Rt. 130), Trafford, 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 9 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Regis Church, with Father David Nazimek as celebrant. Interment with military honors will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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Petro, Luke G. 22

  • Formerly of Penn Township
  • Born: 1992-04-01
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay-Jobe, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Luke Gregory Petro, 22, formerly of Penn Township, suddenly passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was born April 1, 1992, in Monroeville, to Jeff (stepmother, Mona) Petro and Barbara (Steve Hughes) Petro; loving brother of Benjamin, Kristina and Neal Petro and Sophia Borelli; and grandson of George and Rose Petro and Nancy and the late Barrie Donald. Luke was loved by everyone for his kindness and warm heart; a free spirit that lived life to the fullest. Friends will be received 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, 724-744-2721. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Community United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery-Denmark Manor. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bridge To Hope Family Support of Drug Addiction, UPMC Passavant, Cumberland Woods Village, Allison Park, PA 15101 (www.bridge2hope.org). www.LindsayFH.com.
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Quicquaro, Susie 89

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1925-08-15
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Pantalone, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Susie Quicquaro, 89, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at home. She was born Aug. 15, 1925, in Morolo, Italy, a daughter of the late Domenico and Vittoria Masilli Pistolesi. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church. During her life, Susie raised her family and worked alongside her husband with his many ventures, including the former Executive Motor Lodge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Quicquaro; two sisters, Nazarrena (Anna) Pistolesi and Josephine Lepidi; and a son-in-law, Joseph D. Fidazzo. She is survived by two sons, Joseph Quicquaro and wife, Francine, of Westerville, Ohio, and David Quicquaro and wife, Caren, of Greensburg; a daughter, Carol Fidazzo, of Greensburg; seven grandchildren, Aaron, Amanda, Brian, Christina, Jonathan, Ashley and Kyle; 10 great-grandchildren, Katlyn, Dakotah, Maci, Westley, Atreyu, Arylss, Olivia, Emma, Joey, Kaleb and Fawn; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Susie from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. Parting prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Church, Greensburg. Entombment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum. Susie's family has entrusted her care to the Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., Greensburg. To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences or for directions, please visit us at www.pantalone.com Natale N. Pantalone, Supervisor.
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Smith, Joan M. 74

  • Ruffsdale
  • Born: 1940-03-22
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Beatty-Rich, Madison | Get Directions
  • Joan M. "Joanie" Smith, 74, of Ruffsdale, died Monday, March 2, 2015, at her home. She was born March 22, 1940, in Arona, a daughter of Dorothy Jean Ritenour, of Arona, and the late Paul Ritenour. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the former Hempfield Hunt Club in New Stanton as a manager. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Arona, the Order of the Eastern Star and Amaranth. In addition to her father, Paul Ritenour, she was also predeceased by a sister, Betty Jean Mensch; and a nephew, Duane Mensch. In addition to her mother, Dorothy Jean Ritenour, of Arona, she is survived by her husband, R. Daniel Smith; three sons, Daniel R. Smith and his wife, Kathy, of Scottdale, Dale R. Smith and his wife, Charmaine, of Alverton, and David L. Smith of Ruffsdale; a daughter, Debbie Collins and her husband, Gordon, of Armbrust; four grandchildren, Sabrina Smith, Dillon Smith, Cherish Hustek and her husband, Bryan, and Rob Brown; five great-grandchildren, Ethan, Jaret, Cameron, Ryan and Katherine "K.B."; and a sister, Phyllis Stoner and her husband, Pete, of New Stanton. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the BEATTY-RICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 136, Madison. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. L. Samuel Scheiderer officiating. Interment will follow in Madison Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Arona, in memory of Joanie Smith.
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Sowa, William 50

  • Gratztown
  • Born: 1964-07-07
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • William "Brad" Sowa, 50, of Gratztown, West Newton, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in his home. He was born July 7, 1964, in McKeesport, a son of the late Bernard and Patricia Bradley Sowa. Survivors include his wife, Rosetta Burnett Sowa; one stepdaughter, Gina Burnett; four stepsons and two stepdaughters-in-law, Nicholas Burnett, Anthony and Tiffany Burnett, Adam and Becky Burnett and David Burnett; three sisters, Nancy Boyce, Ruth Yeager and Rosie Sowa; one brother, Stephen Sowa; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, 724-929-5300. www.FergusonFuneralHomeAndCrematory.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family.
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Trozzi, Phillip A. 75

  • Monessen
  • Born: 1940-02-13
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Phillip Anthony Trozzi, 75, of Monessen, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at his home. He was born in Monessen on Feb. 13, 1940, the son of the late Arthur Trozzi and Florence Revetta Trozzi Stonage. Phil was a 1957 graduate of Monessen High School, worked as a conductor on the Monessen Southwestern Railroad for several years, and retired after working for the Pittsburgh Pirates in public relations and sales. He was an avid softball player having played with numerous teams throughout the area and was a proud member of the winning Pittsburgh Gold, a team in the 65+ North Allegheny Senior Softball League. He is survived by four daughters, Cheryl Ann (Nick) Bolias, Vicki (Art) Maione, Dina (Ernest) Henderson, Kristin (Joe) Maione; two stepsons, David (Shelia) Bendinelli, Marco (Michelle D. Brokow) Bendinelli; seven grandchildren, Nychole Whitlock, Justina and Lorenzo Maione, Nicholas and Nathan Bolias, Michael and Luke Beveridge; two great-grandchildren, Ava and Dominic, six stepgrandchildren, Julian, Kerri, Jordan, Ryan, Brittany, and Natalie; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Jett and Ria; and by a special friend, Richard "Moogie" Mogart. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, John Stonage and by his wife, Mae Trozzi. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the DALFONSO-BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC. AND CREMATION SERVICES, 441 Reed Ave., Monessen. Services will be held on Monday, March 9, 2015, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home, with the Rev. Michael J. Crookston officiating. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Monessen. Condolences accepted for the family at www.dalfonso-billick.com.
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Vagasky, Theresa A. 81

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1933-12-13
  • Died: 2015-03-05
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Mount Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Theresa A. Vagasky, 81, of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, in the Southwest Veterans Center, Pittsburgh. She was born Dec. 13, 1933, in Kennebunkport, Maine. Theresa was an LPN, having worked as a hospice nurse for many years. She was a veteran of the Army. She was a member of Visitation Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant, and St. Joseph the Protector Chapel in Greensburg. She is survived by her husband, Stephen Vagasky; her children, Carol Borecki and her husband, Kevin, of Mt. Pleasant, Christine McCurdy and her husband, Jeff, of Ohio, Anne Catalina and her husband, Kenneth, of Acme, Margaret Boring and her husband, Calvin, of Greensburg, and Stephen Vagasky and his wife, Sharon, of Tennessee; eight grandchildren, Nicole Cook and her husband Keith, Hailey, Cory and Brandon Borecki, Kyle and Kayla Stoots, Elabeth Bold and her husband, James, and Michelle Boring; three great-grandchildren, Steven and Paige Cook and Aubrey Bold. She is also survived by many brothers and sisters. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by several brothers and sisters. As per the wishes of the family, viewing, funeral Mass and interment will be private. The family wishes to thank Rosemary Clark and Patty Urban for their care of Mrs. And Mr. Vagasky during their time of need. All arrangements are under the direction of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Wright, Christine L. 67

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1948-01-08
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Christine L. Wright, 67, of Jeannette, died Monday, March 2, 2015, at home. She was born Jan. 8, 1948, in Hastings, a daughter of the late Ruel and Helen (Selesky) Lloyd. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Michael Perry Sr.; second husband, Gilbert L. Wright; and grandson, Michael Perry III. Christine is survived by two sons, Michael Perry Jr., of Greensburg, and Scott Perry, of Delmont; a daughter, Helena McCurdy and her husband, Bill of Jeannette; a grandson, Justin Perry; great-granddaughter, Carleigh Perry; two sisters, Patty Feight and her husband, Paul, of Indian Trail, N.C., and Rebecca Deithorn and her husband, Bernie, of Claridge; and numerous nieces and nephews. The memorial service has been cancelled. Arrangements by MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC. To send online condolences, visit www.mason-gelder.com.
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Zozula, William 96

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1918-03-29
  • Died: 2015-03-05
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • William Zozula, 96, a lifelong resident of Scottdale, died peacefully early Thursday morning, March 5, 2015, in Jo Ella's personal Care Home, McClure, while being comforted by his loving family. Bill was born March 29, 1918, in Scottdale, a son of the late Jacob and Anna Yelenosky Zozula. He was a retired employee of U.S. Steel, Irvin Works, in the Cold Reduction Unit, with 33 years' service. Bill was a proud veteran of the Army, serving during World War II, from February 1941 to October 1945, with Service Company, 110th Infantry, 28th Division, attaining the rank of S/Sgt. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal for wounds received during combat in Belgium, Dec. 30, 1944. He also received the Good Conduct and the American Defense Medals, also the European African and Middle Eastern Service Medals with five Bronze Battle Stars, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe Medals. Bill was a member of the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale. For the past 20 years, Bill has been attending his former Parish, St John Byzantine Catholic Church, Scottdale. He was also a member of the Scottdale Elks, BPOE No. 777, Scottdale VFW Post 7781 and the American Legion, Post 240, Scottdale. Bill's memories will forever remain in the hearts of his loving family and friends; his loving wife of 64 years, Sophie A. Surniak Zozula, whom he married, May 6, 1950; his three loving children, Richard Zozula and wife, Terry, John Zozula and wife, Denise R., all of Mt. Pleasant, and Annalyn Pike and husband, Jeffrey, of Welch, W.Va.; five grandchildren, Chris Zozula and wife, Camille, of Plum Borough, Bobby Zozula, of Pittsburgh, Jamie Christensen and husband, T.J., of Gibsonia, Stephen Zozula, of Pittsburgh, and E.J. Pike, of Radford, Va.; one great-grandchild, Brandon Christensen; two step-grandchildren, Ryan Gradler and Kaitlyn Moros; and his sister, Anna Mae Rich and husband, Ralph Jr., of Scottdale. In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by the following siblings, John, Theodore and Jack Zozula, Margaret Moody and Helen Kane. Bill's family will greet friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015, in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, where a Parastas service will be held at 9 a.m. Monday followed by the Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. in St John Byzantine Catholic Church, Scottdale with his Pastor, the Very Rev. John H. Salko, as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in St. John Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Scottdale, with full military honors accorded at the gravesite by the Southmoreland Veterans Association Honor Guard. The Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Ministry of Consultation, will hold a wake service at 1:45 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. The Scottdale Elks BPOE No. 777 will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. To view online obituary, send condolences, order flowers or obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.
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Armstrong County

Beatty, George M. 76

  • Kittanning
  • Born: 1938-07-16
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Carson/Boyer, Rural Valley | Get Directions
  • George Merton "Mert" Beatty, 76, of Kittanning Township, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born July 16, 1938, to George Alter and Hope (Ryan) Beatty, in Penn Hills. George was an entrepreneur in the oil and gas field. He was a member of Kerr Presbyterian Church in Milltown, and the NRA. He enjoyed spending time with his family and going to camp. George is survived by his wife, Theodora Beatty; two sons, George (Brigid) Beatty, of Kittanning, and Theodore W. Beatty, of Plum; daughter, Maria (David) Didiano, of Kittanning; sister, Sally Baird, of Penn Hills; seven granddaughters, Nicole Beatty (Jon) Cammuso, Hope Beatty, Rebecca Beatty, Rachael Beatty (Kevin) Novak, Clare Beatty, Olyvia Didiano and Haley Didiano; two grandsons, Michael and Nathan Beatty; three nephews; two nieces; and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. www.carsonboyer.com.
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Brochetti, Mary Louise 89

  • Yatesboro
  • Born: 1925-08-04
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Carson/Boyer, Rural Valley | Get Directions
  • Mary Louise Brochetti, 89, of Yatesboro, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Margaret Manor. She was born Aug. 4, 1925, to Ray and Mabel (Bryson) Hetrick, in Kittanning. She was a member of St. Mary, Mother of God Roman Catholic Church, Yatesboro, where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society and Catholic Daughters of America. Mary Louise liked to play bingo, read books and travel with her sisters, Wilda and Marie. Mary is survived by her two sons, Reno J. (Debbie) Brochetti Jr., of Natrona Heights, and Jim (Hope) Brochetti, of Rural Valley; two granddaughters, Jan (Anthony) Mellon and Missy (Steve) Blose; grandson, Doug (April) Brochetti; and great-grandchildren, Jonah, Ryker and Travis. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Reno J. Brochetti Sr., who died Feb. 27, 1990; 5 sisters, Rhodetta Dosch, Genevieve Shotts, Sarah Emigh, Helen Falsetti and Wilda Stone; and two brothers, Ray and George Hetrick. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the St. Mary, Mother of God Roman Catholic Church, Yatesboro, with the Rev. Douglas Dorula officiating. Burial will take place in the St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Yatesboro. www.carsonboyer.com.
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Czekanski, Anna E. 93

  • Ford City
  • Born: 1921-12-12
  • Died: 2015-03-05
  • Funeral Home: Mantini, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Anna E. (Cianfrini) Czekanski, 93, of Ford City, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Wexford Health Care Center. She was born Dec. 12, 1921, in Oakfield, N.Y., a daughter of the late Ferdinand Cianfrini and Maria Cecala Cianfrini; and wife of the late Walter "Whitey" Czekanski, whom she married Jan. 26, 1946. A longtime Ford City resident, she was a member of Christ Prince of Peace Parish, where she was a member of the Rosary Sisters. Survivors include her son, Paul and Susan Czekanski, of Mesa, Ariz.; daughter, Kathleen (Michael) Rupert, of Raleigh, N.C.; three granddaughters, Kelly and Sara Czekanski, of Mesa, Ariz., and Brenna (Cory) Chapman, of Durham, N.C.; one grandson, Heath (Elizabeth) Rupert, of Raleigh, N.C.; one great-granddaughter, Greer Rupert, of Raleigh, N.C.; sister, Jennie "Celia" Zito, of Batavia, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Paul, Joseph, John and Edward; and sisters, Lena and Violet. Visitation from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at MANTINI FUNERAL HOME INC., Ford City, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Christ Prince of Peace Parish with Father Alan Grote. Interment in St. Francis of Paola.
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Fahlor, Debby L.

  • Ford City
  • Died: 2015-03-05
  • Funeral Home: Welch, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Debby L. (Keeler) Fahlor, of Ford City, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at her residence. Arrangements by the WELCH FUNERAL HOME, Ford City, are incomplete. A complete obituary will be published in Saturday's edition.
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Huffman, John E. 90

  • Dayton
  • Born: 1924-05-13
  • Died: 2015-03-05
  • Funeral Home: Carson/Boyer, Rural Valley | Get Directions
  • John Earlen Huffman, 90, of Dayton, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot. He was born May 13, 1924, to Earlen Claire and Sarah Jane (Atherton) Huffman, in Mosgrove. John was a farmer, coalminer, owned and operated Huffman's upholstery and a bus driver for Redbank Valley. On Jan. 18, 1947, he married Norma Justine Smith. She passed away May 7, 2006. He was the Dayton United Methodist Church, past chaplain of the Dayton American Legion and the member of the Grange. John was an avid gardener and hunter. He coached Senior and Little League Baseball. John was a veteran of World War II. He was in the 84th Infantry Division, serving in the European Theater, Battle of the Bulge. He received the Purple Heart, Silver and Bronze Stars, the Army commendation, good conduct, American campaign, World War II Victory, Army occupation, national defense and Army service medals. John is survived by his seven sons, John (Sally) Huffman, James (Kathy) Huffman, Howard (Pam) Huffman, Fred Huffman, Daniel (Christinia) Huffman, Charles Huffman, Nelson (Anthony) Huffman; five daughters, Marie (Byron Boddorf) Blose, Dolores (Daniel) Bishop, Kathy (Dale) Baker, Nancy (Lynn) King and Sarah Huffman; granddaughter; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Geneiveve (Harry) Umstead. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, Ivan Huffman; and daughter-in-law, Mary Ellen Huffman. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015, from the Dayton United Methodist Church with Pastor Dennis Howard officiating. Burial will take place in Mudlick Cemetery. www.carsonboyer.com.
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Jones, Thomas R. 90

  • Yatesboro
  • Born: 1924-09-02
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Carson/Boyer, Rural Valley | Get Directions
  • Thomas Robert Jones, 90, of Yatesboro, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at the VNA Inpatient Hospice, Butler. He was born Sept. 2, 1924, to Claude and Edith (Raymer) Jones, in Cowanshannock Township. Thomas was a caster at Eljer Manufacturing for 35 years and a school bus driver for Valley Lines. He graduated from Cowanshannock Township High School in 1942. Tom served in World War II from 1942 to 1946 in the Army under the 3rd Army, Patton's 4th Armored Division, Omaha Beach, Liberation of Central France (Bastone), European Theater of Operations, Battle of the Bulge and was awarded four Bronze Stars. On Feb. 13, 1951, he married the love of his life, the former Mabel Jean Schrecengost, of Rural Valley. He was a member of Rural Valley United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge 313, Indiana, Pa. Tom dearly loved his Lord and church and was very proud of his country. He enjoyed his family, camping and going out to eat. He lived life to the fullest. He had a saying, "My body may be old, but my mind is young." Thomas is survived by his son, Keith E. (Nicki) Jones, of Rural Valley; daughter, Malinda K. (Ray) Hilliard, of Rural Valley; grandson, Roy Chaivarlis; four granddaughters, Elaine (Gary) Stewart, Kelly (Jason) Elkin, Kady Jones and Jessie (Joe) Cravener; four great-granddaughters, Malena Stewart, Avery Elkin, Kolby Elkin and Lilly Cravener; and two great-grandsons, Miles Stewart and Nico Cravener, whom he called his munchkins. He is also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mabel Jean (Schrecengost) Jones, who died June 21, 1999; son, Leon E. Jones, who died Jan. 23, 2009; and a brother, Roy E. Jones. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2015, at the CARSON/BOYER FUNERAL HOME INC., 724 W. Main St., Rural Valley, PA 16249. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Rural Valley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Craig Lindahl officiating. There will be additional viewing from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place in Salem (Hills) United Church of Christ Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the Jones family is asking that memorial contributions be made to Rural Valley United Methodist Church, 819 Main St., Rural Valley, PA 16249 or to VNA, Western PA, 154 Hindman Road, Butler, PA 16001. www.carsonboyer.com.
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Butler County

Brill Jr., Robert A. 58

  • Mars , Formerly of Ross Township
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Robert A. Brill Jr., 58, of Mars, formerly of Ross Township, died suddenly Wednesday, March 4, 2015. He was the cherished son of Robert Sr. and June (Leitch) Brill; husband of Debbie (Scherer) Brill; father of Robert A. Brill III and Ashley M. (Brandon) Schoonmaker; beloved brother of Linette (Tom) Ammer, Patti (Pat) Weber and Becky (Dave) Brunger; brother-in-law of Sue (Jim) Kelly, Amy (Mark) Petro and Ben (Tina) Scherer; son-in-law of Robert and Barbara (Noll) Scherer; and beloved Uncle Coolness and Great-Uncle Coolness to many nieces and nephews. Bob was known in the North Hills as the "Door Man". Family will welcome friends 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday in St. Teresa of Avila. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Paulsen, Marjorie L. 86

  • Saxonburg
  • Born: 1928-11-11
  • Died: 2015-03-05
  • Funeral Home: Fox, Saxonburg | Get Directions
  • Marjorie L. Paulsen, 86, of Saxonburg, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015, at her home. Born Nov. 11, 1928, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Fred A. Textor and Mary G. McAnany Textor. Marge had worked as a food coordinator for South Butler School District for 22 years. She was a member of Saxonburg Memorial Presbyterian Church. She had served as Worthy Matron of the Maqueda Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 421 from 1972 to 1973, which is now the Butler Chapter No. 45. Surviving are her daughters, Brenda (George) Guido, of Lower Burrell, and Donna (Bernie Dillaman) Paulsen, of Slippery Rock; one grandson, Nathan Wong; and three great-grandchildren, Leilanie and Kiley Christofano and Xander Wong. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Royce Paulsen, on Sept. 21, 1994. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at FOX FUNERAL HOME INC., Saxonburg. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 9, 2015, at the funeral home with Carmen Shullo officiating. Interment will follow in Saxonburg Memorial Church Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the South Butler Community Library, the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Erie or the VNA in Butler. www.foxfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Zablocki, Wesley J. 11

  • Butler
  • Born: 2003-05-27
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Martin, Butler | Get Directions
  • Wesley Joseph Zablocki, 11, of Butler, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. He was born May 27, 2003, in Butler, and was the son of Theodore Wesley and Nikki Kriley Zablocki Jr. Wesley was in the sixth grade at Summit Township Elementary School. He loved his family and his friends and he also loved school. Wesley was a member of Boy Scout Troop 39 and the East Butler Baseball Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, video games and camping. He was a member of Saint Wendelin Roman Catholic Church. He is survived by his parents, Theodore Wesley "Ted" and Nikki Kriley Zablocki Jr., of Butler; one sister, Zoe Zablocki, at home; his maternal grandparents, Linda Kyle and her husband, Rich, of State College, and Pat Kriley and his wife, Liz, of Cherry Valley; his paternal grandmother, Georgia Furlong and her husband, Jim, of Ford City; and his maternal great-grandmother, Garnet Kriley, of Herman; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Theodore "Doc" Zablocki Sr. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the MARTIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 429 Center Ave., Butler. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Wendelin Roman Catholic Church, with the Rev. Matt McClain officiating. The family requests that memorial donations be made to The Ultimate Hike, www.ultimatehike.org/ds15/wesleyswarriors.http://www.martinfh.net.
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Fayette County

Bielecki, Shirley A. 76

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1938-09-11
  • Died: 2015-02-26
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Shirley Ann Brothers Bielecki, 76, of Connellsville, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Hempfield Manor, Greensburg. Mrs. Bielecki was born Sept. 11, 1938, in Connellsville, the daughter of the late Levi and Anna Hall Brothers. She is survived by her loving family: her children, Cindy Stennett and Alan, of Jeannette, and Darla McGrath and Scott, of Maryland; her grandchildren, Adam Davare and Dawn, Stacey Davare and Greg, Amianne Gensch and Ricky, John Labuda, Andrew Labuda, Jennifer Riese and Chad, and Jeremy Stennett; and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Shirley was also preceded in death by her husband, John A. Bielecki, in 2009; and her brother, James. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Randy Landman officiating. Inurnment will be private. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Dunay, Donna M. 47

  • Wickhaven
  • Born: 1967-11-03
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Parzynski Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Donna M. Zielensky Dunay, 47, of Wickhaven, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 2:56 p.m. at Monongahela Valley Hospital, Monongahela. Born Nov. 3, 1967, in North Charleroi, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Patricia Sapko Zielensky. A resident of Wickhaven for the past 20 years, Mrs. Dunay was Catholic by faith and a homemaker. She always donated what she could to the Leukemia Society. She is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Amy Dunay of Belle Vernon, Matthew Dunay and girlfriend, Amy Shubilla of Wickhaven; brother and sister-in-law, Chester "Butch" and LaDonna Zielensky of Carmichaels; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Debrah and Edgar Harris of Carmichaels, Sandra Zielensky of Elco, Teresa and Earl Doman of Roscoe, Janis Zielensky of Elco; and her beloved pet dog, Ducky; and two cats, Velvet and Cali. Funeral services will be private for the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the PARZYNSKI FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATIONS, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, 724-929-6183. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in memory of Donna M. Dunay to the Leukemia Society. Condolences accepted at the funeral home's website, www.parzynskifuneralhome.com.
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Huscroft, Norman S. 93

  • Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1922-01-28
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Norman S. "Curly" Huscroft, 93, of Belle Vernon, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Monongahela Valley Hospital. A son of the late John and Barbara Sterling Huscroft, he was born in England on Jan. 28, 1922. Norman, who was referred to by many as "quite a character" was a lifelong resident of Belle Vernon. He worked for 32 years at Page Steel and Wire, was an electrician at Mar Electric for two years, changed in his career and served as a dispatcher for the Rostraver Police Department for two years, then for 10 years, he worked in the maintenance department at the Belle Vernon Area School District, finally retiring in 1988. Survivors include two sons and one daughter in law, Scott and Peggy Huscroft and Gregg Huscroft and his friend, Beth Ann Coccari; one granddaughter, Renee Horne and her husband, Travis, all of Belle Vernon; two great-grandchildren, Raelyn and Alayna Horne; a sister-in-law, Cleo Amato of Monongahela; and his beloved cat "Kitty". In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Sarafene M. Huscroft, who passed away on Sept. 7, 2014; and his beloved and faithful dog "Butchie". Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, 724-929-5300, www.FergusonFuneralHomeAndCrematory.com. Funeral services will be in the funeral home Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. James Mimidis officiating. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery.
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Keffer, Roger L. 43

  • Vanderbilt
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Galley, Dawson | Get Directions
  • Roger Lee Keffer, 43, of Vanderbilt, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in his home. Friends will be received from noon until 2 p.m., the hour of the services, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in the RALPH E. GALLEY FUNERAL HOME in Dawson. Officiating minister will be David McElroy with interment in the Dickerson Run Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the funeral home at 501 Railroad St., Dawson, PA 15428.
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Miller Sr., Richard B. 72

  • Champion
  • Born: 1942-03-18
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Melcroft | Get Directions
  • Richard B. Miller Sr., 72, of Champion, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Mountain View Specialty Care. He was born March 18, 1942, in Connellsville, a son of the late Clyde Eugene and Eleanor Rose Cramer Miller. Mr. Miller was a retired carpenter, having been a member of Union Local No. 759. He was a veteran of the Army. He was a member of the Donegal American Legion and VFW as well as a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was also a successful 45-year member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Mr. Miller is survived by his wife, Ann Smoszynski Miller; his children, Richard B. Miller Jr. and his wife, Cindy, of Norvelt, Robert B. Miller, of Indian Head, Rodney B. Miller, of Champion, Roger B. Miller and his girlfriend, Melissa Cook, of Mt. Pleasant, Kenneth J. Miller, of Waynesburg, Adam Zevoteck, of Indian Head, Amy Zevoteck and her fiance, Edward Scott, of Biloxi, Miss., Anthony Zevoteck and his girlfriend, Liz Tate, of Mill Run, and Matthew Zevoteck, of Indian Head; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Donna Miller, of Indian Head. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Floyd Eugene Miller. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., corner of Municipal Building Road and Route 711, Melcroft. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Washington County

Ankney, Merrill D. 65

  • Finleyville
  • Born: 1949-08-21
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Merrill D. Ankney, 65, of Finleyville, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born Aug. 21, 1949, in Oak Hill, W.Va., to the late Robert Howard Ankney and Helen (Lobonich) Ankney. He was a retired carpenter for Merrill Ankney Remodeling in Finleyville. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the Marines, and a member of Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge No. 526 of Elizabeth. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Eileen (Muto) Ankney; brothers, Roger Ankney, of Jefferson Hills, Wayne (Vickie) Ankney, of Moyock, N.C., Robert Ankney, of Derry, Jim Ankney, of Michigan, and Lloyd Ankney; sister, Kathleen Dick, of Pleasant Unity; also aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344, with additional visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday March 7, 2015, in the McCABE FUENERAL HOME, Derry, where a funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Fowkes, Lillian 76

  • Fallowfield
  • Born: 1938-08-21
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Spallino Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Lillian E. Wisyanski Fowkes, 76, of Fallowfield Township, died on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Born Aug. 21, 1938, in Monessen, she was the daughter of the late Sophia Seydor Jotko and William Wisyanski. Lil was a member of Mary, Mother of the Church and their Christian Mothers. She graduated from Rostraver High School with the Class of 1959, and was proud to have only missed one class reunion. She was an original member of the 500 Bid Card Club for 55 years, and she loved going to the Meadows, Atlantic City, and Las Vegas with her husband and family. She was a fantastic caretaker of her children and grandchildren, and was also a baby sitter for numerous children in the Valley. Her favorite holiday to celebrate was Valentine's Day and she loved cardinals. Known as "Grammy" to her entire family, she is survived by sons, Bill Fowkes Jr. and wife, Jill, of Smithburg, Md., Tom Fowkes of Fallowfield Township, and Larry Fowkes and wife, Sally, of New Eagle; daughters, Linda Moss and husband, Jim, of Fallowfield Township, Carol Burgess and husband, Richard, of North Charleroi, and Gerry Brovey and husband, Michael, of Bridgeport, W.Va.; grandchildren, Shannon Fowkes and fiancee, Stephen Sachariah, Andy Fowkes, Cpt. Jimmy Moss and wife, Bethany, Jamie Moss and fiancee, Sean McGowan, Austin Fowkes, Nick Fowkes, Sammi Fowkes, Anthony Amprim, Adam Amprim and fiancee, Val Lazar, Anna Amprim, and Cole and Luke Brovey; stepgrandchildren, Kelli Dellarose and husband, Justin, Kari Sampson, and Richard and Mat Burgess; stepgreat-grandchildren, Brody and Logan Dellarose; sister, Marlene Fraccastoro of Texas; brothers, Tom Wisyanski and wife, Donna, of Connecticut, and Leonard Wisyanski and wife, Pat, of Charleroi; brothers-in-law, Harry Fowkes of Richeyville, and Jerry Hall and wife, Barb, of Charleroi; sister-in-law, Donna Coxey and husband, Paul, of Altoona; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her loving husband of 54 years, William "Bill" Fowkes, who died on Sept. 10, 2012. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday 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 Monday in Mary, Mother of the Church, 624 Washington Ave, Charleroi, celebrated by Lil's close friend and Pastor, the Rev. Gerald Mikonis. Those attending the Mass are asked to please meet at the church on Monday. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105. Online condolences may be sent to www.spallinofuneralhome.com
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Friend, Roy 18

  • Venetia
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Beinhauers, McMurray | Get Directions
  • Roy "Joey" Friend, 18, of Venetia, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015, after a long illness. He was the son of Karl J. Friend and Karan D. (David) Waltl; brother of Katherine and the late Lukas Friend; stepbrother of Lindsay and Steven Waltl; grandson of Virginia and the late Roy Friend; and is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Joey was a very talented artist and was very loved. There will be no visitation. Funeral arrangements are private by BEINHAUER, 724-941-3211. Please add or view tributes at www.beinhauer.com.
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Rostcheck, Dolores 85

  • Monongahela
  • Born: 1929-12-15
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Frye Funeral Home, Monongahela | Get Directions
  • Dolores "Dee" Rostcheck, 85, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Family Hospice and Palliative Care, Pittsburgh. She was born Dec. 15, 1929, in Monongahela, the daughter of John and Catherine Vrabel Lutz. In her younger years, Dee worked as a school crossing guard at Lincoln School in Monongahela and then was employed for several years at Rock Tenn in Charleroi. She was an active member of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church and a member of its former Ladies Guild. Dee spent her life taking care of her family and enjoyed bowling and playing bingo. She is survived by her daughter, Lydia Rostcheck of Monongahela; son, Barry Rostcheck of Florida; granddaughter, Beth Rostcheck; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Rostcheck who died April 23, 1970; three brothers, John, Nicholas and James Lutz; and four sisters, Katherine Kossar, Mary Vrabel, Martha Lutz and Ann Timko. Friends will be received on Friday, March 6, 2015, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the FRYE FUNERAL HOME INC., 427 West Main St., Monongahela. Additional visitations will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church followed by funeral services at 10 a.m. with the Very Rev. George Yatsko, pastor as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Panachida services will be held Friday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, 508 High St., Monongahela, PA 15063. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fryefuneralhome.com.
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Somerset County

Egner, Adeline E. 85

  • Somerset
  • Born: 1930-01-03
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Miller, Somerset | Get Directions
  • Adeline E. "Addie"Egner, 85, of Somerset, passed Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at the In Touch Hospice House in Somerset. Born Jan. 3, 1930, in Greensburg, she is a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Falcone) DiOrio. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Testa and Suzy Mull; and brother, Frank DiOrio. Addie is survived by her husband of 55 years, Russell Egner; daughters, Natalie Soulsby and husband, Michael, of Montclair, Va., Marcella Bermudez and husband, Jorge, of Fredericksburg, Va., and Beth Egner, of Fredericksburg, Va.; grandchildren, Katie and Joey Soulsby; sisters, Carmella Garner and husband, Phil, and Ada Capazoli; and brother, Eddie DiOrio, all of Greensburg. Addie was a longtime volunteer at the Somerset Community Hospital. She was a member of St. Peter's Church in Somerset and was an avid Pirates fan. A memorial Mass will be held at a later time. Arrangements are in the care of MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, Somerset. Memorial contributions may be sent to In Touch Hospice at PO Box 1173 Somerset, PA 15501.To leave a condolence, please visit www.millerfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Elsewhere

Dobrich, John 51

  • Born: 1963-10-12
  • Died: 2015-03-03
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  • John Dobrich, 52, of California, passed away peacefully at his home of residence in California Tuesday morning, March 3, 2015. John resided in California but was born in West Elizabeth, Oct. 12, 1963. He was a loving son of Barbara Lucas and loving stepson of Thomas Lucas; devoted partner of John Gaitens; loving brother of Marcella Slanina, Laura Perez and George Vucin; loving uncle of Jimmy and Derrick Slanina; loving stepbrother to Amy and Michael Lucas; and loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. John had belonged to the Editors Guild in California and was very active in his field of work. He was a positive influence on all that has crossed his path. He will surely be missed by all. Any donations can be sent to The American Cancer Association, Los Angeles Food Bank in California or Feeding America in care of John Dobrich. No services will be held, but a memorial will be held at a later date in California.
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Horvath, Caroline M. 87

  • Formerly of Lancaster
  • Born: 1927-03-21
  • Died: 2015-03-01
  • Funeral Home: Snyder Jr., Lititz | Get Directions
  • Caroline M. (Kocisek) Horvath, 87, formerly of Lancaster, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Landis Homes. Born March 21, 1927, in Ford City, she was the wife of the late Frank Horvath, who died in 1994. She was the daughter of the late Matthew and Mary (Rahal) Kocisek. She and her husband lived in McKeesport for 18 years before moving to Lancaster in 1976. Caroline attended Waynesburg College and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Hygiene. She was formerly a member of the American and Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists Associations. She worked for the U.S. government in the Pennsylvania unit traveling from school to school to administer sodium fluoride to children's teeth. After two years, she worked for the Kittanning School District teaching dental hygiene. She was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church where she participated in the church bazaar for several years. Caroline is survived by two daughters, Amy, wife of David Wilburn, of Huntsville, Ala., and Tara Faro, of Lititz; five grandchildren, Jesse and Mark Wilburn, Terri Rutledge and Alexis and Antonio Faro; one great-grandson, Noah Wilburn, and one on the way, Jonah Wilburn. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Landis Homes East Bethany Chapel, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, with Pastor Jim Leaman officiating. Family and friends were received one hour prior to the service. Burial was private. Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions in Caroline's memory may be made to Parkinson's Disease Research online at support.pdf.org. To place a condolence online, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com.
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Miller, Joy D. 78

  • Colorado Springs, Colo. , Formerly of Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1936-12-31
  • Died: 2015-02-27
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Joy D. Miller, 78, of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Cheyenne Mountain Care Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Born Dec. 31, 1936, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Nathan and Vera (Kennedy) Halpert; wife of the late Raymond L. Miller, who passed away May 15, 2002; and mother of the late Gary Miller. Joy is survived by her grandson, Jason Miller, of Arizona; her granddaughter, Alison R. Henley, of the state of Washington; her daughter-in-law, Bridget Miller, of Colorado Springs; and her sister, Judy Lydon, of Fort Washington, Md. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 7, 2015, in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132, 412-678-3454, where the funeral service will be held at noon, with the Rev. William Heaton officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Shivey, Angeline 98

  • Charlotte, N.C. , Formerly of McKeesport
  • Born: 1916-03-07
  • Died: 2015-03-01
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Angeline Shivey, 98, of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Charlotte. Born March 7, 1916, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Carmello Mondforte and Cecelia Mondforte and wife of the late Joseph Shivey. She was a former member of St. Michael Parish, Elizabeth Township. She is survived by a daughter, Victoria Shivey, of Charlotte, N.C.; son, Michael (Sandra) Shivey, of Concord, N.C.; two grandsons, Eric (Jennifer) Shivey, of Denver, Colo., and Paul (Jody) Shivey, of Kannapolis, N.C.; two great-grandchildren, Quinn Shivey, of Kannapolis, and Vincent Shivey, of Denver; and two sisters, Josephine Bennett, of Elizabeth, and Mary Zecchini, of Munhall. A memorial gathering will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 7, 2015 in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 North Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344, where a blessing service will follow at noon, with Father Thomas Wagner officiating. Private burial will be held in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Steffen-Kuhn, Rose A.

  • Columbiana, Ohio , Formerly of North Hills
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Rose A. (Pischke) Steffen-Kuhn, of Columbiana, Ohio, formerly of the North Hills area, died Monday, March 2, 2015. She was the wife of the late Frank Steffen and William Kuhn; loving mother of Raymond Steffen (Linda); stepmother of Linda DeTerlizzi (John), Mark Kuhn (Marianne) and Michael Kuhn (Sherry); sister of the late Francis, William, Elizabeth Pischke, Esther Rupp, Veronica Mulvihill, Anna Mae Miller and Cecilia Parks; grandmother of Timothy Steffen (Polly), Matthew Steffen (Samantha), Nicholas, Michael and Vincent DeTerlizzi, Jenna Couch (J.D.), Brian Kuhn (Jessica), Leah, Rachel, Sara and Jacob Kuhn; great-grandmother of Paige, Layne, Hunter, Jackson and Barrett; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Alexis Church.
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Sudor, William 90

  • Born: 1924-10-16
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Rhome Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • 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. Sunday. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Monday at 10:30 a.m. with the Hazel Palmer from Grace Ministries International officiating. Interment will follow at the Grandview Cemetery, Monessen. Online condolences may be conveyed to the Sudor Family at www.rhomefuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation at www.firehero.org.
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